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MISS NORTH FLORIDA 2005:
Kylie Williams of Jasper
won the title and $3,000
in scholarships. She and.
Erin Lancaster tied for
the $100 overall talent atnard.
(Photos by Peggy Tecry)


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Tuesday,
Hamilton County Super-
visor of Elections Laura
Dees announced that early
voting for the March 8
special election will begin
Feb. 24
and con-
tinue
through I
March 7.
The spe-
cial elec-
tion is to
approve or
reject a
cardroom li- .
cense at the
Jai Alai fronton presently
under construction in
Hamilton County. Rich-
mond Entertainment has
applied for the license and
the County Commission,
by virtue of a recent 3-2
vote, authorized a referen-
dum to go before the pub-
lic on March 8. In accor-
dance with Florida-statute,
the outcome will be bind-
ing on the commission. On
Oct. 7, 2003, the public pre-
viously approved a permit
to conduct pari-mutuel op-


March 8
erations at the proposed Jai
Alai site. The voters in the
'03 election ratified the
permit (for wagering) is-
sued to
Richmond
Entertain-
I ment by
the Florida
Depart-
ment of
Business
and Pro-
fessional
Regula-
*tion. The
election tally at the time
was 1,990 votes for the
pari-mutuel wagering li-
cense and 1,124 against.
According to Dees, vot-
ers may presently request
absentee ballots for the
March 8 election at the su-
pervisor's office located at
313 Hatley Street in Jasper.
Early voting hours will
run from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily and on Satur-
day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Additional information is
available to the public at
792-1426.


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PAGEANT CONTESTANTS: Young women from the area competed in the Third Annual Miss North Florida Schol-
arship Pageant in Branford on Feb. 5. Shown left to right are contestants Carissa Kranz, Chelsea Oxendine, Jennifer
Granger,. Kylie Williams, Erin Lancaster, Stephanie Swindell and Danielle Jahn. (Photos by Peggy Terry)


New Florida minimum wage begins May 2


The Agency for Work-
force Innovation (AWI) an-
nounced that the begin-
ning date for Florida's
newly enacted minimum
wage will be May 2, 2005.
Florida's minimum wage
was created in a constitu-
tional amendment ap-
proved by voters on Nov.
2, 2004, and covers all em-
ployees in the state cov-
ered by the federal mini-
mum wage.
The state minimum wage
will start at $6.15 per hour
for all hours worked in
Florida and thereafter be


indexed to inflation each
year. For tipped employees
meeting eligibility require-
ments for the tip credit un-
der the Fair Labor Stan-
dards Act, employers may
count tips actually received
as wages towards satisfac-
tion of the minimum wage,
but the employer may not
pay less than $3.13 per
hour in direct wages,
Employees who are not
paid the minimum wage
after May 2, may bring a
civil action in a court of
competent jurisdiction
against the employer or


any person violating Flori-
da's minimum wage law.
The state Attorney General
or other official designated
by the state legislature may
also bring a civil action to
enforce this amendment.
As stated in Florida's
Constitution, the case law,
administrative interpreta-
tions, and other guiding
standards under the Fair
Labor Standards Act
should be the guide re-
garding the construction of
Florida's constitutional
amendment creating the
minimum wage. Fair Labor


Standards Act information
and compliance assistance
can be found at
http://www.dol.gov/dol/
compliance / comp-
flsa.htm.
Pursuant to the language
of the constitutional
amendment, the AWI is to
perform an annual calcula-
tion to establish a new min-
imum wage each year and
to publish that informa-
tion. AWI will perform this
calculation on September
30, with the new minimum
wage becoming effective
the following January 1.


ANTICIPATING THE COMPETITION: Jessica Norwood
waits astride her horse for the National Barrel Horse As-
sociation event to begin at the Hamilton County Arena in
Jasper last Saturday. The NBHA is the largest barrel rac-
ing organization in the world. The next scheduled event is
Feb. 26, at the Suwannee County Coliseum in Live Oak.
More photo coverage on page 1B. (Staff Photo)


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tution Officers (1-r) Harold Campbell, Stanley Johnson, Jerald Harrell and
Edward Roebuck. The commendations recognize the superior public service of the
officers for the rapid and safe clearing of debris and fallen trees from state roadways
as a result of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. irt Prf p..


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Increased infant death rate

due to rise in premature births


Commenting on a new
government report explain-
ing the 2001-02 increase in
infant mortality, Nancy S.
Green, medical director of
the March of Dimes, called
for a Surgeon General's Con-
ference and a Surgeon Gen-
eral's Report on Prematurity.
According to Green the in-
fant mortality rate is an ex-
tremely important figure, as
it is one of the most accurate
measures of the health of so-
ciety. This was the first rise in
the infant mortality rate


since 1958, and it may be a
harbinger of worsening
health conditions for Ameri-
ca's babies. The infant mor-
tality rate in the United
States is worse than that of
most other affluent nations.
Given the persistent increas-
es in low birthweight and
preterm births, the 2001-2002
increase in the infant mortal-
ity rate is dismaying, but not
surprising. Specifically, the
new report indicates that 61
percent of the increase in the
infant morality rate can be


attributed to increases in
births of the smallest and
earliest infants.
Prematurity (birth before
37 completed weeks gesta-
tion) has become a common,
serious, and growing prob-
lem in the U.S. Premature
births increased 29 percent
from 1981 to 2002 and pre-
maturity now affects about
12 percent of all live births. In
2002, more than 480,000 ba-
bies were born prematurely.
Premature birth is now the
number one health risk for


Domestic and sexual violence
support group meeting Feb. 28
The Another XWa\ Inc. at 2-14 Northeast 1st St. in to talk with others who
support group for victim-, Jasper. across the -treet have been or are still in the
and former victims ot do- from the Hamilton County -ame situation. The meet-
mestic and sexual violence Courthousel. wings are confidential.
will meet at 4 p.m on Tho.e \who have -.iu- For more information
Monday. Feb. 2S in the tered or are -uffering from contact Victim Advocate
conference room ot the domestic and -seual abuse Amy Thompron at 7C2-
Sandlin Building located i\ ill have the opportunity 2747.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
The State of Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has issued a pari-
mutuel wagering permit to Richmond Entertainment, Inc. to contact Jai Alai
Fronton performances at facilities under construction near the intersection
of Interstate Highway #75 and U.S. #129, at 6968 U.S. Highway No. 129,
South, Jasper, Florida 32052, in Hamilton County, Florida.

Richmond Entertainment Inc., has applied to the Board of County
Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida, to approve a pari-mutuel
license permitting it to conduct cardroom gaming at 6968 U.S. Highway
No. 129, South, Jasper, Florida 32052, under the provisions of Section
849.086, Florida Statutes.

Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held in Hamilton
County, Florida, on the 8th day of March, 2005, to vote on whether or not.
the electors of Hamilton County, Florida, approve or reject the Hamilton
County Commission approving this license to conduct cardroom gaming in
Hamilton County, Florida. A "yes" vote will be to approve the license to
conduct cardroom gambling at the aforesaid location and address, and a
"no" vote will be to reject the license to conduct cardroom gaming at the
aforesaid location and address.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 139308JRS-F


America's newborns. It is the
leading cause of death in the
first month of life. Babies
who survive often suffer life-
long consequences, includ-
ing cerebral palsy, mental re-
tardation, chronic lung dis-
ease, blindness and hearing
loss.
A Surgeon General's Con-
ference and a Surgeon Gen-
eral's Report would focus
much needed attention on
the growing problem of pre-
maturity and low birth-
weight and further explore
the needs of women, babies,
and their health care
providers in the prevention
of prematurity.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health
agency whose mission is to
improve the health of babies
by preventing birth defects
and infant mortality. Found-
ed in 1938, the March of
Dimes funds programs of re-
search, community services,
education, and advocacy to
save babies and in 2003
launched a multi-year, $75
million campaign to address
the increasing rate of prema-
ture birth. For more informa-
tion, visit the March of Dimes
web site at
marchofdimes.com or its
Spanish web site at nacer-
sano.org.


FDA advises

patients to check

medicines carefully


The Food and Drug Ad-
ministration (FDA) has is-
sued a warning to doctors
and pharmacists about con-
fusion between two prescrip-
tion medicines. Zyrtec, an an-
tihistamine manufactured by
Pfizer, and Zyprexa, an anti-
psychotic manufactured by
Eli Lilly, have been inter-
changed in several cases. A
Lilly spokesperson said that
there had been 79 reports that
people had received the
wrong medicine since 1996
and some have resulted in
the patient needing hospital-
ization. Lilly is putting spe-
cial labeling on their bottles to
make the name more visible.
All medicine should be
checked every time a pre-
scription is filled or refilled. If
there is any doubt or, in the
case of a refill, any change in
the look or size of the medica-
tion from the last time, one
should not take the medica-
tion and check with the phar-
macist immediately. Some
generic medicines do not
look like their brand name
counterparts and occasional-
ly a change in supplier will
result in a visible change in
size or color but generally


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when a prescription is re-
filled.
One should never take
medicine from another per-
son, even if it seems to be the
same as what was prescribed
for them. There are many va-
rieties and combinations of
medicines and only a doctor
or pharmacist can tell what is
correct. Taking the wrong
medicine can result in severe
problems and even death in
some cases. Always check
with a doctor or pharmacist if
there is any doubt. It is also
important that each doctor
that a person see knows what
other doctors have prescribed
to avoid mixing medicines
that could have a reaction to
each other.
Anyone who is having
trouble paying for their med-
icine or is not taking it be-
cause they can not afford it
should contact the Hamilton
County Pharmacy Assistance
Program office. Funded by a
grant from The Blue Founda-
tion for a Healthy Florida, the
Hamilton County Pharmacy
Assistance Program can help
with the application 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 everyone, to free
programs for those who qual-
ify. The program has numer-
ous resources available for all
Hamilton County residents.
Program services are com-
pletely free.
The program is located at
204 Northeast First Street in
the Sandlin building across
from the courthouse. The en-
trance is on the side of the
building on First Avenue. It is
,open weekdays from 8 a.m.
to ; p.m. Thetelephone num-
ber is 792-2143.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2005


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Suwannee Valley Community Foundation announces new grantmaking initiative


The Suwannee Valley
Community Foundation is
accepting applications for
grants under its first grant-
making initiative: "Building
Our Community." The goal
of the grantmaking program
is to strengthen interperson-
al relationships within the
neighborhoods and towns of
the Suwannee Valley region.
Information for grantseek-
ers, including complete de-
scription of the grantmaking
goals and objectives, and the
application process may be
downloaded from the foun-
dation's Web site, www.jax-
cf.org, or may be obtained
by telephoning 904-356-
4483.
The foundation will accept
proposals from groups of in-
dividuals, not-for-profit and


religious organizations, gov-
ernment agencies, and
neighborhood associations.
Those interested in applying
for a grant must submit their
applications by Thursday,
March 31.
The foundation will con-
sider funding requests in
amounts up to $5,000. Most
of the grants to be awarded
will be for $2,000 or less. The
foundation will not consider
request for grants for:
General operating sup-
port of existing programs
Construction or renova-
tion of facilities
Purchase of equipment
Purchase of tickets for
dinners, luncheons, raffles or
other fund-raising activities
Support of primarily
food distribution programs


Support of religious in-
struction
Technical assistance meet-
ings to provide guidance to
those who may be interested
in applying for a grant will
be held Tuesday, Feb. 22,
and Thursday, Feb. 24. Each
session will be from 6-7 p.m.
in Room 227 of the Colum-
bia County School Board
Administration Building lo-
cated at 372 West Duval
Street in Lake City. Direc-
tions to the meeting place
are posted on the Web at
www.jaxcf.org. Anyone
who wishes to attend one of
the technical assistance
meetings should contact Je-
neen Sanders at 904-356-
4483 or jsanders@jaxcf.org.
The Suwannee Valley
Community Foundation op-


rates as, an affiliate of The
Community Foundation,
Inc., a not-for-profit organi-
zation whose primary oper-
ations are in Jacksonville.
The Suwannee Valley Com-
munity Foundation was
founded in 2003 to promote
the well-being of the resi-
dents of the Suwannee Val-
ley, an area that includes Co-
lumbia, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Suwannee and Union Coun-
ties. It is funded through
gifts and bequests from indi-


viduals, families and organi-
zations interested in sup-
porting charitable and pub-
lic causes and institutions in
the area. It is governed by an
advisory board com--
posed of nine commu-
nity leaders who reside
in the region.
The Community WI
Foundation in Jack-
sonville helps donors w
and their charitable Roc
causes by providing Be
strategies for giving. Es- 37


tablished in 1964, The Com-
munity Foundation is the
oldest community founda-
tion in Florida and has assets
of more than $100 million.



Technical assistance
available:
HEN: Tuesday, Feb. 22, and
Thursday, Feb. 24, 6-7 p.m.
HERE:
>om 227 Columbia County School
card Administration Building
2 West Duval Street Lake City


Limited summer school.programs

available in Hamilton County


There will be a limited
summer school program in
the Hamilton County
School District this year.
Due to funding issues and
the need to meet student re-
quirements during the regu-
lar school year, only the fol-
lowing programs will be of-
fered this summer:
Reading Camps at
North, South, and Central
Hamilton Elementary
Schools for 3rd grade stu-
dents who were retained as
a result of scoring Level One
on the FCAT reading test.


Classes for students en-
rolled at Greenwood School
Driver's Education at
Hamilton County High
School
Remediation classes at
Hamilton County High
School for 10th, 11th, and
12th grade students who
have taken the 10th grade
FCAT test but not passed
one or both parts
NovaNet Credit Recov-
ery program for 11th and
12th grade students at
Hamilton County High
School for students who


have taken, but failed a
course required for gradua-
tion
Remediation classes for
students in grades 4
through 9 will not be avail-
able this year. Parents of
students who are in danger
of not meeting promotion
requirements for the next
grade level should contact
the child's school to sched-
ule an appointment to dis-
cuss the child's academic
progress.
For more information
contact any school.


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Office located at 105 NE 2nd Avenue,
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Phone (386) 792-2487 FAX (386) 792-3009
E-mail address: jaspernewsl@alltel.net

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Letters to the Editor and news articles can be mailed, FAXed
or dropped off at the news office located in the Bank of Amer-
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United Way Awards Banquet

and Annual Meeting


United Way of Suwannee
Valley will host its 36th an-
nual awards banquet and
annual meting
on Thursday,
Feb. 24, at Lake
City Communi-
ty College
Howard Gym-
nasium. The
event will in- lUnibe
clude social
time from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
with dinner served at 7
p.m.


All individual contribu-
tors as well as organization-
al contributors are invited


to attend this
annual mem-
bership meet-
ing. Call the
United Way
office at 386-
752-5604 by
Feb. 17 to
make reserva-


tions at $20 per person. Ta-
bles may be reserved for
groups of eight.


GUEST COMMENTARY

Laus Deo praise be to God


On the aluminum cap,
atop the Washington Monu-
ment in Washington, DC,
are displayed two words:
Laus Deo.
No one can see these
words. In fact, most visitors
to the monument are totally
unaware they are even there
and for that matter, proba-
bly couldn't care less. Once
you know Laus Deo's histo-
ry, you will want to share
this with everyone you


know. I do and am.
These words have been
there for many years; they
are 555 feet, 5.125 inches
high, perched atop the mon-
ument, facing skyward to
the Father of our nation,
overlooking the 69 square
miles which comprise the
District of Columbia, capital
of the United States of
America. Laus Deo!
Two seemingly insignifi-
cant, unnoticed words. Out


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Community task force needs
community participation
Attention citizens of Hamilton County:
We at Another Way, Inc. are requesting your help in
putting together a community task force on domestic
and sexual violence. We are a non-profit agency that
provides help for victims of domestic and sexual vio-
lence.
We understand that everyone is busy with their own
lives but the task force will not be possible if we can not
get help from the community. We are only asking for
one hour of your time once a month. The community
task force needs ideas from the people that live and
work in our community.
I believe that we all feel that this is a worth while
cause that needs our help. I know it's hard to believe
that this happens in our community. However it does
more than you think.
If you or anyone you know wants to be a part of a
great task force and do things for your community
please feel free to join us. Our next meeting will be held
on Monday, Feb. 21, at 12 p.m. in the conference room
of the Sandlin Building located at 204 Northeast 1st St.
in Jasper, (across the street from the Hamilton County
Courthouse).
We will discuss ways to get more community in-
volvement and ways to better .serve the community. We
are open to every one's ideas. This is a monthly meet-
ing and we are willing to change the day and time to
better meet your needs, but we need you there to speak
out on what the community wants.
If you have any questions or would like more infor-
mation contact me 792-2747. Hope to see you there.
Amy Thompson
Victim Advocate
Another Way, Inc.


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The Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers will present a concert
of sacred choral music at Jennings Methodist Church, McCall St. on
March 8, at 7:30 p.m. The program will consist of a variety of literature,
including classical, spirituals, gospel and contemporary.
The Bryan Chorale consists of 45 singers representing 12 states. Under the direction of Dr: David Luther;
the group's concerts and recordings have been received ,din, .I;, ii. all' 'li.,,t i- 'nt the
United States and Europe, including Lincoln Center in New York City and WestministerAbbey in London,
The Chamber Singers, an eighteen voice select ensemble within the Chorale, is in constant demand
jor church concerts, school appearances, and social events. Its travels include six tours to the
Bahamas and an invitation to sing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Bryan College is a four-year,
Christian liberal arts institution with a mission "to educate students to become servants of
Christ to make a dim,. .. ,. ..- in today's world.
143818DH-F


Excellent References


Commercial or Residential
Licensed & Insured
Senior Citizen Discount -
Call (386) 288-3918 or v
(386) 397-4114 !


of sight and, one might
think, out of mind, but very
meaningfully placed at the
highest point over what is
the most powerful city in the
most successful nation in the
world.
So, what do those two
words, in Latin, composed
of just four syllables and
only seven letters, possibly
mean? Very simply, they say
"Praise be to God." (Laus is
'Praise be' and Deo means
'God').
Though construction of
this giant obelisk began in
1848 when James Polk was
President of the United
States, it was not until 1888
that the monument was in-
augurated and opened to
the public. It took twenty-
five years to finally cap the
memorial with a tribute to
the Father of our nation,
"Laus Deo....Praise be to
God".
From atop this magnifi-
cent granite and marble
structure, visitors may take
in the beautiful panoramic
view of the city with its divi-
sion into four major seg-
ments. From that vantage
point one can also easily see
the original plan of the de-
signer, Pierre Charles l'En-
fant ... a perfect cross im-
posed upon the landscape,
with the White House to the
north, the Jefferson Memori-
al to the south, the Capitol to
the east and the Lincoln
Memorial to the west.
A cross you ask? Why a
cross? What about separa-
tion of church and state?
Yes, a cross; separation of
church and state was not, is
not, in the Constitution. So,
read on. How interesting
and, no doubt, intended to
carry a profound meaning
for those who notice. Praise
be to God!
Within the monument it-
self are 898 steps and 50
landings. As one climbs the
steps and pauses at the land-
ings the memorial stones
share a message. On the 12th
Landing is a prayer offered
by the City of Baltimore; on
the 20th is a memorial pre-
sented by some Chinese
Christians; on the 24th a pre-
sentation made by Sunday
School children from New
York and Philadelphia quot-
ing Proverbs 10:7, Luke 8:16
and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be
to God!
When the cornerstone of
the Washington Monument
was laid on July 4th, 1848,
deposited within it were
many items including the
Holy Bible presented by the


1st Time Drivers Course
Drug Alcohol Traffic Awareness
Saturday, February 19, 2005
10:00 am 2:00 pm
Hamilton County Public Library
Call Arrive Alive Driving School at
(386) 364-8303 to register.
Walk-ins welcome! 143713DH-F




DEADLINE, FILING MARCH 1, 2005
2004 HURRICANE RELIEF

Two types of property may qualify for a hurricane-
related disaster relief payment: HOMESTEAD
PROPERTY and MOBILE HOMES

HOMESTEAD PROPERTY The property must
have been granted a homestead exemption for
2004. Property must have been damaged so that it
is rendered uninhabitable for a period of 60 days
or more by a named tropical system during 2004.

Mobile home disaster relief payment, a mobile
home must have been purchased to replace a
mobile home that experienced major damage from
a named tropical system in 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
DAVID GOOLSBY, JR.
HAMILTON COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER (386) 792-2791
140097JRS-F


Bible Society. Praise be to
God!
Such was the discipline,
the moral direction, the spir-
itual mood given by the
founder and first President
of our unique democracy ...
"One Nation, Under God"; I
am awed by Washington's
prayer for America. Have
you never read it? Well, now
is your opportunity, so read
on! Laus Deo!
It is clear when one stud-
ies the history of our great
nation, that Washington's
America was one of the few
countries in all the world es-
tablished under the guid-
ance, direction and banner
of Almighty God, to whom
was given all praise, honor
and worship by the great
men who formed and fash-
ioned her pivotal founda-
tions. When one stops to ob-
serve the inscriptions found
in public places all over our
nation's capitol, he or she
will easily find the signature
of God, as it is unmistakably
inscribed everywhere you
look. Though many try to
disprove and reason, their
arguments are weak and
easily proven without basis.
Their efforts will forever be
in vain; God assures us of
that.
Have you noticed as of
late, how many more people
are coming together, affirm-
ing the fact that this nation
was,' from the beginning,
built on God?
Any nation that is not
built upon God will fail. The
truth is, we have always
been one nation under God!
Laus Deo! Praise be to God!
You may forget the width
and height of "Laus Deo";
it's location, or the architects
but no one who reads this
will be able to forget it's
meaning, or these words:
"Unless the Lord builds the
house its builders labor in
vain. Unless'the Lord watch-
es over the city, the watch-
men stand guard in vain"
(Psalm 127: 1).
Let us remember to do our
part, through prayers and
sacrifice, to be the watchmen
who stand their guard.
It is hoped you will send
this to every child you
know; to every sister, broth-
er, father, mother or friend.
They will not find offensa-
chool.
With that, be not
ashamed, or afraid, but have
pity on those who will never
see.
Submitted by Jeff Avriett
Jennings


Jasper News

rack locations
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merous rack locations.
JASPER
Fast Track 6580, US 41
Fast Track, 1-6 and 1-75
Fast Track, US 129 and 1-75
Hitchcock's Foodway,
205 2nd St.
Hometown IGA,
1102 NW 3rd St.
Jasper Post Office,
105 SE Martin Luther King Dr.
Joy Food, 704 US 41
Raceway, 1-6 and 1-75
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S&S, US 129 and 1-75
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Exxon, CR 143 and 1-75
Fast Track, CR 143 and 1-75
Jennings Outdoor Resort,
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Spiritual

Guidance

By Pastor Doug Hilliard Jasper Presbyterian

Temptation and Testing!

Read Matthew 4:1-11


Helping the community


Walk


The scripture passage is the
story of Jesus' 40 days of temp-
tation by the devil in the wilder-
ness. Our society takes tempta-
tion too lightly and makes a
joke out of the presence of evil.
What if Jesus had submitted to
the temptations he faced there?
Why not take the easy way? Af-
ter all he was a child of God!
Why not change the stones into
bread? What if Jesus had
jumped from the temple roof?
What if Jesus had taken a short-
cut to glory, bypassing the
cross? Because, yielding to
temptations was not God's way!
The devil doesn't exist only
in the comics, isn't just a little
red-suited imp with horns and a
pitchfork, and certainly isn't to
be taken lightly. The devil isn't
just a superstition. The devil has
been remarkably successful in
convincing us that evil doesn't
really exist!
But scripture insists that evil
does exist! Call it whatever you
wish, but it is real. We battle
with evil daily. We are tested
daily. We are tempted daily.
Matthew's account of the
temptations of Jesus affirms
that evil is a powerful reality in
the world, and testing comes to
us in many ways.
. We, like Jesus, are tempted
through our senses. When we
are hungry we are vulnerable.
When we are thirsty we are sus-
ceptible. We need the kind of
nourishment that comes
through prayer and study of
God's Word. "Man does not
live by bread alone, but by
every Word that proceeds from
the mouth of God."
We, like Jesus, are tempted
through feelings of doubt and
fear. We grieve and cry out to
God, "Why?" We suffer and we
cry out to God, "Why?" Instead
of crying out to God, "Why?"
we should rather confess, "God
loves me, and will do for me
only what. is right."
We, like Jesus, are tempted
through our human ambitions.
Jesus was tempted to take a
shortcut, to skip the crucifixion


....


Pastor Doug Hilliard
and take the easier way. Does it
really matter how you accom-
plish God's purpose in your
life? Yes! Is the way we live not
more important than what we
end up with? Yes! Too often the
evil one convinces us that pos-
sessions, position, and success
are the true measures of our
worth, yet that notion is not
scriptural.
The devil left Jesus when he
realized he'd lost the battle be-
cause Jesus knew God's Word!
Jesus knew and quoted scrip-
tures. Jesus used scripture as his
sword against evil. But the dev-
il came back again and again to
tempt Jesus, just like he always
comes back to tempt us. There
was never complete freedom
from temptation for Jesus and
there will never be freedom
from temptation for us either.
We must be always alert.
We do not always live like
the children of God we are cre-
ated to be, fulfilling the purpose
for which we were created.
Sometimes we're given oppor-
tunities to do God's work, but
the devil tells us, "Wouldn't you
rather go fishing or shopping or
just take a nap?" The deceiver
makes us question God. Yes, we
are tempted in many ways but,
like Jesus, we have God's
Word. Claim it! Stand on it!.Our
hope and sure defense is God's
Word. Read it, meditate on it,
study it, and live it. And if the
devil doesn't like it he can sit on
a tack!
Worship this Sunday in the
church of your choice.


The Woman's Club of Jasper held their monthly meeting and celebrated Valentine's Day by dressing in red and enjoying an Italian lun-
cheon. The members and guests welcomed Len Dramesi as he explained his new role with the Hamilton County Habitat for Human-
ity and Gail Gordon of "Operation Smile" who presented a film describing the surgical needs of children with cleft palates and how
the program provides them with assistance. As community minded women, the members of the Woman's Club support these two
very worth while programs, as well as many others. Anyone who would like to share their talents and time, and enjoy the fellowship
of other women is invited to join. Call President Verna Horne at 792-1555 for more information. (Staff Photos)

I PPP ,nfQ nt A Tabernacle of God's Love


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and Engineering Fair



February 22 24


Lake City Community Col-
lege will host the Suwannee
Valley Regional Science and
Engineering Fair on Tuesday
through Thursday, Feb. 22
through 24, in the Howard
Gymnasium.
The fair this year includes
approximately 130 student
projects in the fields of be-
havioral and social science,
chemistry, biochemistry,
botany, computer science,
earth and space science, engi-
neering, environmental, med-
icine and health, microbiolo-.
gy, physics and zoology. The
region is comprised of 10
counties: Hamilton, Suwan-
nee, Lafayette, Columbia,
Union, Bradford, Baker,


Gilchrist, Dixie, and Madi-
son.
Regional community busi-
ness leaders will judge the
projects from 8:30 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.
23, followed by an open
house for the community
from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The awards ceremony will
be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
24, in Union County at the
high school. The winners will
be able to participate in the
State Science and Engineer-
ing Fair in Orlando, Fl,' in
April.
For more information, con-
tact LCCC associate profes-
sor of microbiology Cheryl
Boice at 386-754-4251.


hosts gospel sing Feb. 19
The Lamar Sego Family of fonn at II a in. on Sunday.
Macon. GA. w ill be minister- Feb. 2t0. at The visionn located
ing with songs ofpraise at 7:30 at 1650 RJ'.er St. in V\aldosta.
p.m. on Saturday. Feb. 1c. at Ga.
the Tabernacle of God's Lo\e Admission is icee. For more
Church located on US .41 N in infonnation call 38S-2456 or
Jenning-s. They \\ill also per- 220-563-'I75


New Bethel Food
Pantry open Feb. 19
New Bethel AME Food For more information
Pantry will be open on Sat- contact Vanessa Smith
urday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. Hutcherson at 792-3306.
until 10:30 a.m. for distribu- The church is located at 604
tion. SW 6th Ave, Jasper.


1980 HCHS Class Reunion
meeting set for March 8


The Hamilton County High
School Class-of 1980 is plan-
ning its silver anniversary re-
union for the summer of 2005.
There will be an organization-
al meeting at 7 p.m. on Mon-
day, March 8, at Cowboy's
Barbecue Restaurant.


Call Terry Bennett
(evenings) at 938-3763 for de-
tails. Anyone wishing to sub-
mit phone numbers, addresses
or family news about Class of
80 alumni can send those
notes to: tbennett62@hot-
mail.com


Corinth Baptist


Church Homecoming,


revival services


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Corinth Baptist Church in
Jasper will celebrate their
annual homecoming on
Sunday, Feb. 20, at 10:30
a.m. Guest speaker will be
Rev. Mark Conrad, Pastor
of Calvary Baptist Church,
St. Augustine, FL.
A covered dish dinner


will be served at noon.
There will be no afternoon
or Sunday evening services.
Revival services will be
held Monday Feb. 21, thru
Wednesday Feb. 23, at 7
p.m. each evening with
Rev. Mark Conrad speak-
ing.


21stAnnual
Baby Contest &
Model/Beauty Search
S America's Cover Miss - .
,& Cover Boy, USA

Age Division
Girls: Birth-llmo, 12-23mo, 2-3yr, 4-6yr, 7-9yr.
10-12yr 13-15yr 16 up. Boys: Birth-2yr. & 3-5r.
Over 2 MILLION $$$ in cash and prizes awarded
yearly! Qualify today to win a $10,000.00 bona a t
2005 finals.
For information or a
brochure call: Event Location
(850) 476-3270 or -,March 12- Orange Park Mall.
(850) 206-4569 March 13 Lake City Mail
Forms avable atour webste Register: 1:30 p.m.
www.florfdacovermiss.com r .n M
Email: covermiss@aol.com




PUBLIC


NOTICE
Interview for the City Manager's
position will be held on

Monday, February 28, 2005
at 5:00 P.M.

The interviews will be held at the City
Hall, 208 W. Hatley Street, Jasper, FL
144320DH-F


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
BAPTST (Southern
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 6:30 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.
W e l o ,' o ,3 a ,
Prayer Meeting
and Youth Meeting... -' ,i.I T I
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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
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.
129018JS-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.
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
Youth Pastor: John Proctor
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 (all age groups)................7:00 p.m.
Call Church for Directions
129023-F


ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
PO. 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
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.................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
'Communion every 1st Sunday
Wednesday
Bible .ilud' 0 0)1: p m
Triurday,
C r:.r R r'Veri.,al 1, 'i p rr,
\ ,,.., newbetrelIiper ,:,m
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Uncle Sam can make some

birthdays less taxing


Birthdays may not seem
important but for financial
planning, tax or retirement
reasons, a birthday may be
significant. Here's a list from
the Florida Institute of Certi-
fied Accountants of those
birthdays that change a tax-
payer's tax treatment.
Shortly after a child is
born, he or she will need a
Social Security number to be
claimed as a dependent on
the parent's tax return. A So-
cial Security number is also
required to open a bank ac-
count or buy savings bonds
for a child.
When a child reaches age
14, the "kiddie tax" disap-
pears. Under the kiddie tax,
net unearned income ex-
ceeding a specific threshold
($1,600 for 2005) that is re-
ceived by a child under age
14 is taxed at the parent's
highest marginal tax rate. At
age 14 and older, income tax
is paid at the child's tax rate,
regardless of its source or
the amount.
If a child turns age 17 dur-
ing 2005, a parent can no
longer claim the child tax
credit ($1,000 for 2005). This
is also the last year for con-
tributions to a child's
Coverdell education savings
account, unless the benefi-
ciary qualifies as a "special
needs beneficiary".
Depending on the state of
residence, age 18 or 21 is the
age of majority, which
means a child can do what-
ever he or she wants with
any money that has been de-
posited into a custodial ac-
count in his or her name.
All funds in a Coverdell
education savings account
must be distributed to the
account's beneficiary 30
days after his or her 30th


birthday. The balance of any
unused funds in the account
can be rolled over to a
Coverdell for another quali-
fied family member under
the age of thirty. The age
limit does not apply to ben-
eficiaries with special needs.
Age 50 is the first year of
eligibility for the "catch-up"
retirement provisions.
Catch-up amounts vary ac-
cording to the type of retire-
ment plan. For 2005, anyone
age 50 or older can con-
tribute an extra $500 to an
IRA. The catch-up amount
for qualified retirement
plans, such as 401(k) plans,
is $4,000.
If a taxpayer leaves a job
at any time during or after
the calendar year in which
he or she turns 55, with-
drawals from a 401(k) or
other qualified retirement
plan are not subject to the 10
percent early distribution
penalty. Distributions are
subject to regular income
tax.
After reaching age 59 1/2,
a taxpayer may be able to
make withdrawals from an
IRA or qualified retirement
plan without incurring the
10 percent early distribution
penalty. Ordinary income
taxes may apply.
Sixty is the age at which a
surviving spouse becomes
eligible for Social Security
benefits based on the de-
ceased spouse's work
record. If he or she elects to
receive benefits at age 60, he
or she will receive less than
the full benefit the spouse
would have received upon
reaching full retirement age.
A taxpayer can start col-
lecting Social Security at age
62, though benefits will be
reduced by 20 percent or


more. At age 62, he or she
also becomes eligible for a
reverse mortgage, a special
type of loan that lets older
homeowners convert the eq-
uity in their home into cash
to help meet financial needs.
The age of eligibility to
collect full Social Security
benefits is gradually being
shifted from 65 to 67. Eligi-
bility for Medicare begins in
the month he or she turns
65. Social Security benefit
amounts stop increasing at
age 70.
For a participant in a com-
pany retirement plan or a
Keogh plan who is not more
than a five percent owner,
the required beginning date
for distributions is generally
the later of April 1 following
the year he or she reaches
age 70 1 / 2 or April 1 follow-
ing the year of retirement. If
a participant owns a busi-
ness interest of more than
five percent, the beginning
distribution date is April 1
of the year following the
year he or she reaches age 80
1/2 even if he or she is still
working.
Regardless of whether or
not he or she is still working,
if he or she reached age 70
1/2 last year, he or she must
begin to take minimum re-
quired distributions from a
traditional IRA. Only mon-
ey in a Roth IRA can contin-
ue to avoid taxation by April
1 of the year following the
year he or she reaches age 70
1/2. Owners of a Roth IRA
are not subject to minimum
distribution requirements,
but beneficiaries of a Roth
IRA are.
For more information con-
tact a Certified Public Ac-
countant who can address
tax and financial needs.


Get smart about saving in 2005


There are plenty of,ways
to save money, but the key
is to establish a savings plan
and stay committed to it.
Here are some simple sav-
ings strategies recommend-
ed by the Florida Institute
of Certified Public Accoun-
tants (FICPA)2
A person should establish


I I-14 Im IIUI Z'I k 1
Public works laborer needed
for The Town of White Springs.
Must have valid Florida
Drivers license. Apply in person
10363 Bridge Street, White Springs.
EOE, Drug free work place.

In accordance with FS. 101.5612
the Logic & accuracy testing is set
for February 18, 2005 at 9:30 AM

In accordance with FS.
101.68(2)(A) the Canvassing Board
will meet March 8, 2005 at 4:00
PM at the Supervisor of Elections
Office to prepare for the counting
of ballots after 7:00PM election
night.

Early Voting starts February 24,
2005 in the Supervisor of
Elections Office at 8:30 AM

Sample ballots have been mailed
out to all registered voters in
Hamilton County.

VOTER INFO:
There was a 41.8% turn out of
registered voters for the '03
Special Election...Please encourage
voters to GO TO THE POLLS

We have poll deputies,
not armed guards

Please go to the Polls;
Use your freedom to vote.

Your Supervisor of Elections
Laura Dees
144392DH-F


SPECIAL


WORKSHOP
A special workshop will be held on
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 5:00 P.M.
The workshop will be held at the
City Hall, 208 W. Hatley Street
The workshop will be a joint
workshop with the City of Jasper
Council Members and the
Citizens Advisory Committee.
Re: City Manager's Position
All interested parties are
encouraged to attend.
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a goal, set a dollar amount
and a time frame, and stick
to it. Whether it's a comfort-
able retirement, a child's
college education or a new
car, when someone is striv-
ing toward something spe-
cific, he is more likely to
reach his target.
By systematically reduc-
ing the amount he spends,
there will be an increase in
the amount he has to save.
He should track his spend-
ing habits to determine
where his money goes.
Then he can look for ways
to cut back and free up ex-
tra money for savings.
People have a tendency to
pay all their bills first and
save whatever is left over.
The trouble is there is sel-
dom anything remaining. A
person should start paying
a pre-determined amount
to a savings account before
paying other bills.
A person should arrange
for automatic payroll de-
ductions to be deposited di-
rectly into a savings or in-
vestment account. As an-
other option he could estab-
lish an account with a mu-


tual fund and arrange for
an automatic transfer from
a checking or savings ac-
count into the fund.
He should place extra
money from raises and
bonuses into a savings pro-
gram. After paying off a
large loan or a major ex-
pense, such as a car or col-
lege tuition bill, he should
keep making the payments
only now direct them to a
savings or investment ac-
count.
A person should have a
refund check from the IRS
deposited directly to a sav-
ings account. By changing
the information on a W-4
statement, he will not re-
ceive a big tax refund but he
can place the "raise" in his
paycheck in a savings pro-
gram.
Depending on whether a
person's paychecks are re-
ceived weekly or bi-weekly,
he probably has a budget
based on getting two or
four paychecks a month.
Several times a year, when
there's an extra paycheck in
the month, he should direct
the entire check to a savings
account.
If a person participates in
an employer-sponsored re-
tirement plan, he should try
increasing his contribution
by one or two percent. He
probably won't miss the
money and if the contribu-
tion qualifies for an em-
ployer match, he'll be get-
ting more "free" money. If
his company doesn't offer a
qualified retirement plan,
he could set up and con-
tribute to an IRA instead.
He should deposit found
money. Whether it's a
birthday gift of cash, a divi-
dend check or an insurance
reimbursement, banking
unexpected windfalls
builds a savings account
balance.
If a person is forced to
dip into his savings for an
emergency, he should treat
it as a loan and set up a re-
payment schedule for pay-
ing the borrowed sum back
as quick as possible.


CITY OF JASPER

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City of Jasper Public Works Department is seeking qualified applicants for
the following positions:

TRUCK DRIVER: TWO POSITIONS

Job requires ability to drive large trucks and operate other equipment; to
perform labor work such as loading trash on to trucks; and to perform other labor
as required by the City.

Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED certificate. All positions
require certification for the supervision of inmate labor from the Florida
Department of Corrections, and the appropriate level of Florida Commercial
Drivers License. CDL must be secured within 30 days of employment.
Certificate of supervision must be secured when training becomes available. The
City of Jasper is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Drug Free Workplace
Employer. The applicants chosen for the jobs will be required to pass drug
screening before employment and may be tested after employment without
notice.

Applications must be submitted at City Hall,
208 W. Hatley Street, by 5 p.m., February 22. 141932"sF


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To culminate the cele-
bration for Black History
Month, on February 23,
Lake City Community
College (LCCC) will be
hosting the Black History
Month Festival from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting
the celebration off will be
special keynote speaker
Rev. Mark Crutcher, from
Bethel AME Church, Pen-
sacola, FL, with a speech


on "Proud Builders of a
Proud Nation" in the Al-
fonso Levy Performing
Arts Center.
The reggae band, Irra-
tion, will entertain the fes-
tival attendees with their
music while various LCCC
clubs will be sponsoring
booths depicting African-
American contributions to
society throughout the
decades. The Senior Ser-


vices Kitchen Band will
also perform and the Mt.
Pisgah Aerobic Ministry
will be demonstrating var-
ious chair exercises.
To top the celebration
off, there will be a "Taste
of Soul" food sampling
and contest.
The event is free to the
public. For more informa-
tion on the festival, call
386-754-4316.


AARP now accepting applications
for Best Employer Award


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AARP is now accepting
applications for its annual
program that identifies
and honors the nation's
employers who create the
best working environ-
ment and exemplary poli-
cies and practices for em-
ployees aged 50 and old-
er.
Now in its fifth year,
AARP's award for Best
Employers for Workers
over 50 is the only one of
its kind in the country.
Since the awards were
first established in 2001,
88 companies have been
recognized nationally.
The Best Employers
program rewards innova-


tive organizations that of-
fer policies and features
that appeal to workers
over 50, including flexible
work options,
training/learning oppor-
tunities, and age-neutral
performance and ap-
praisal systems.
Employers are invited to
apply by visiting
www.aarp.org/best em-
ployers. Applicants are
asked to describe their
practices toward workers
aged 50 and older in a com-
prehensive questionnaire.
A consulting firm will
perform the preliminary
rating of responses. Then,
a panel of outside judges -


including human re-
sources experts, academics
and experts on aging
workforce issues will se-
lect the finalists. The dead-
line for applications is Feb-
ruary 28.
AARP is a nonprofit,
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vide information and re-
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scheduled for March


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days, March 1, 8, 15 and
22, from 6 p.m until 7:30
p.m. at the office located
at 618 SW FL Gateway Dr.
in Lake City.
Group support mem-
bers who are coping with
the death of a loved one


will have an opportunity
to express their feelings
and thoughts as well as
gain an understanding of
grief and how it impacts
their lives. Sharing is vol-
untary and confidential.
Registration is required.
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Hamilton County public

libraries hours of operation


Jasper
Monday
Tuesday Friday
Saturday

Jennings
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Thursday, Friday
Tuesday


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9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
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1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
10:00 a.m.- 6 p.m.


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Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Thursday


1 pm. 6 p.m.
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
1 p.m. 6 p.m.


STORIES AND CRAFTS: Carlyn McLain, Youth Service Coordinator for Hamilton Coun-
ty Public Libraries, read a special Valentine's Day story about Clifford the Big Red Dog
and helped the children make handprint Valentine crafts at the Valentine's Day Celebra-
tion on Monday, Feb. 14, at the Jasper Library. (Staff Photo)

Christian Poetry Contest
open to local writers


A $1,000 grand prize is
being offered in a special
religious poetry contest
sponsored by Christian
Fine Arts Society. There
are 50 prizes in all to-

Students may

lose college


telling more than $4,000.
Poems may be written
on any subject, using any
style, as long as there is a
spiritual reference. A typi-
cal poem might be a love
poem, or poem of praise,
one that inspires the read-
er.


HOURS:
funding under H -S8
Sat. &
proposed Sun. 8-7

Bush budget BS
More than 11,000 Flori-
da high school and middle
school students would YOUR
lose their college opportu-
nity programs and nearly Ou
$11 million in funding
would be lost under the Gain
Bush administration's LIQUI
proposed 2006 budget un- DETERG
veiled today. S55$
The President's budget 5
calls for elimination of
two popular and success-
ful college access pro-
grams Upward Bound
and Talent Search. These Blue Bunny/
programs help low-in- ICE C
come students become the
first in their families to at- $I9
tend college. Participation 13 2
in.these programs is based Gal.
on family income.
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ment in preparing for and P I
applying to college be-
cause their families have $ 19
so few resources," said Dr. 14.7
Arnold Mitchem, presi-
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Opportunity in Education.
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college will be cut off if
Congress lets this propos- $49
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ent Search serve more
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Dora Giddens at 386-506-
3794.


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A winner's list will be
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ployees and alumni, to
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NFCC Library, or mailed
to North Florida Commu-
nity College, Sentinel Re-
view, c/o Linda Brown,
1000 Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, FL 32340.
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contact Linda Brown at
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March 18 (an additional
fee is required for late reg-
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The ACT Assessment
now contains an optional
Writing Test. Some col-
leges will require writing
scores from students en-
tering college in the fall of
2006. Students should
check the admissions re-
quirements of colleges
they are considering be-
fore deciding whether to
register for the ACT with
or without the Writing
Test. The cost is $28 with-
out and $42 with the Writ-
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ACT scores are accepted
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ACT encourages
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take more challenging
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On Jan. 21, the Hamilton
County Future Farmers of
America Chapter celebrated
Arbor Day by planting over
50 trees donated by the
Dwight Stansel Farm and
Nursery, of Wellborn, FL.
With the help and guid-
ance of County Forester


Tim Wilkinson, the stu-
dents planted a variety of
dogwood, red maple, cy-
press, and holly trees
around the pond of the new
Hamilton County High
School.
The students learned how
to place the young saplings
around the pond according
to their specific water
needs. The pond was cho-
sen as the site because of


the needs of each tree and
the time involved in their
'care due to vacations and
schedules.
The members of the
Hamilton County FFA
would like to thank Dwight
Stansel and Bobby Feeney
of the Dwight Stansel Farm
and Nursery for their dona-
tion, and Tim Wilkinson for
his time and the informa-
tion he provided.


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cently planted trees around the pond at the new Hamilton County High School in honor of Ar-
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By Johnny Bullard


The month of February is
"half flown," and President's
Day is just around the cor-
ner. We celebrate the birth-
days of George Washington
and Abraham Lincoln collec-
tively with a national holi-
day on Monday, Feb. 21. In
elementary school, we col-
ored pictures of George
Washington chopping down
the cherry tree, and heard
about the legendary stories
of "I cannot tell a lie."
Wouldn't that be an oddity in
today's political arena? Sto-
ries about the Father of our
Nation and the Great Eman-
cipator live with us right
down the line. Many years
ago, there was a comparative
story done by a historian
comparing/contrasting Abra-
ham Lincoln and John F.
Kennedy that was quite in-
teresting. Both were assassi-
nated while in office, both
had vice-presidents by the
name of Johnson, Lincoln
had a secretary named
Kennedy, Kennedy's secre-
tary was named Lincoln, and
the list went on and on. The
month of February reminds
us of our American heritage.


Speaking of American her-
itage. What can be more
American than banjo music?
The Stephen Foster State
Folk Culture Center "rang
out" with banjo tunes this
past weekend Feb. 11 and
12. Sponsored by the
Stephen Foster Citizens Sup-
port Organization and under
the careful direction of Fes-
tival Director Wendy Welch,
the banjo camp and retreat
was a huge success. I am
told that at the Saturday
evening concert in the newly
renovated park service ad-
ministration building that
there was standing room
only. I am pleased to know
that positive folk program-
ming goes on all the time at
the Foster Center.
Valinda Subic, manager of
the Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park, was
honored with a "farewell"
dinner on Friday, Feb. 11, at
the Quality Inn, formerly the
Holiday Inn, Lake City, be-
ginning at 7 p.m. The dinner
and the evening of celebra-
tion was coordinated by
Elaine McGrath, Director of
the Nature and Heritage


Tourism Center. White
Springs, and Mitzi Nelson,
Information Specialist at the
Nature and Heritage Tourism
Center. Johnny Bullard,
president of the Stephen Fos-
ter Citizens Support Organi-
zation served as the Master
of Ceremonies for the
evening which was a "gala"
celebration of Valinda's
many accomplishments at
Stephen Foster and Olustee
Battlefield. Dale Crider, na-
tionally renowned folk
singer, serenaded the hon-
oree, and, in addition, she re-
ceived accolades from nu-
merous groups and individu-
als including: the Olustee
Battlefield Citizens Support
Organization, the Division of
Forestry, the North Florida
Tourism Development
Group, Harvey Campbell,
CEO, the Blue Gray Army,
Faye Bowling-Warren, Com-
mander, the Stephen Foster
Citizens Support Organiza-
tion, the Town of White
Springs (Mayor Joseph
McKire presented Valinda
with a key to the city), assis-
tant Park Manager, Kevin
Patton, and Folk Festival Di-
rector Wendy Welch. Valinda
received many wonderful
gifts, cards, flowers, and
messages of congratulations.
Valinda and her family will
be missed by all in our com-
munity. She assumes her re-
sponsibilities as assistant Di-
vision Director, near Apopka
on March 1. We wish her a
fond farewell and extend our
thanks for all her many con-


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tributions to our park and to
the community. There were
approximately 100 people in
attendance for this memo-
rable evening.
Don't forget about the up-
coming Wild Azalea Festival
in White Springs on Satur-
day, March 19, in and
around the Nature and Her-
itage Tourism Center, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. You may have
noticed, while driving
through town, the attractive
"hot pink" banners advertis-
ing our annual Wild Azalea
Festival. We hope everyone
who can will join us in White
Springs for the Wild Azalea
Festival.
I understand that the Fa-
ther-Daughter Dance spon-
sored by Alpha Delta Kap-
pa(ADK) Educational Soror-
ity at the High School cafe-
teria on Saturday, Feb. 12,
was a huge success. I know
Laura Leigh was excited
about it and reported having
a good time. Many thanks to
the members of ADK for
providing this opportunity
for young ladies to "dress
up" and socialize with their


fathers. ADK, we appreciate
you!!!
Sympathy to the family of
Mrs. Margaret Scaff, Jasper.
Mrs. Scaff, a respected and
longtime educator in the
Hamilton County School
System, meant a great deal to
our school system and our
community. On a personal
note, I always enjoyed my
conversations with her, as
she was friendly, informed,
and, even after retirement,
never lost her interest in the
school system. To Sonny,
Kathy, the grandchildren,
and all the family, we love
you, and you are in our
prayers. God Bless you!!!!
I shared a nice visit with
several members of my
"Folk Festival Family" over
the weekend. Ken and Nancy
Buchanan, Loxahatchee,
Howard and Carolyn Pardue,
Tallahassee. The Buchanans
and the Pardues stayed in
one of the newly constructed
cabins inside the Stephen
Foster and attended the ban-
jo camp. Bobby and Ginny
Hicks, Tampa, drove up to
the farm on Saturday and


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brought Laura Leigh a "dug
out" Seminole canoe made
by a member of the Seminole
Tribe of Florida. They also
brought me some wonderful
coffee made in Tampa by
Naviarre, and I always enjoy
it. It was a wonderful way to
celebrate the weekend before
Valentine's Day, sharing spe-
cial visits with good friends.
Please remember the fol-
lowing in prayer: Ouida
Hardwick, Ben Register,
Ralph Hardwick, Gaynelle
Greene, Ceil Pound, Ada
Register, Jean Padgett, Mal-
colm Beauchamp, Virginia
Beauchamp, J.M. Morgan,
Amy Claxton, Pearsall
Fouraker, Verna Mae John-
son, Ella Taylor, Tommie
Smith, Trey Townsend,
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Hamilton County.
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"Love wasn't put in your
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love till you give it away."
Have a good week and a
Happy President's Day
Weekend Hamilton County -
I love you.


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Jasper Legals


THE JASPER NEWS Jasper FL


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2004-CA-000327

EQUITY ONE, INC.
Plaintiff,
v.

MARY AKINS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY AKINS;
and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, eHonors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or otherclaimants; TENANT ff1
and/or TENANT #2 the parties intended to
account for the person or persons in pos-
session; HAMILTONCOUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OFTHE STATE OF FLORIDA;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Defendants;

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is herby given that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 9,
2005 in this cause, I will sell the property situ-
ated in HAMILTON County, Florida described
as:

A LOT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF JASPER,
FLORIDA, BEGINNING AT A POINT ON
THE NORTH SIDE OF PEARL STREET, 205
FEET WEST OF THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF THE INTERSECTION OF COURT-
HOUSE AVENUE AND PEARL STREET AND
FROM SAID BEGINNING POINT RUN
NORTH 117 FEET TO LANDS OF MRS. J. C.
CHAUNCEY'S; THENCE WEST 63 1.2 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 117 FEET TO PEARL
STEET, THENCE EAST ALONG THE
NORTHERN EDGE OF PEARL STREET 63
1/2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALL BEING LOCATED IN SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH RANGE 14 EAST,
AND LOT 8 OF BLOCK 106 OF LANG'S SUR-
VEY OF JASPER, FLORIDA, HAMILTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit
in and for Hamilton County, Florida, wherein
the undersigned Clerk of Circuit Court will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
South Front Door of the Hamilton County
Courthouse in Jasper, Hamilton County, Flori-
da on the following described property in
Hamilton County, Florida, to wit:

In accordance with the terms of the Final
Judgment, aforesaid, the highest bidder at the
sale shall deposit ten (10) percent of the
amount of his bid with the Clerk immediately
following'the sale and the balance of that bid
shall be deposited with the Clerk no later than
2:00 p.m. on the day of the sale.

W. GREG GODWIN
Clerk of Circuit Court
207 NE First St, Room 106
Jasper, Florida 32052-2000

BY/s/ Cynthia Johnson
Deputy Clerk
2/17, 2/24
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
HART COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA
CASE NO. 04HJ239

IN THE INTEREST OF: J.B.
SEX: Male
AGE: 15 Years
DOB: 07-25-89
A CHILD

MOTHER: Deborah A. May
PUTATIVE FATHER: James Browning ,
NOTICE OF SUMMONS

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Deborah A.
May, and James Browning, and anyoneclaim-
ing to have a parental interest in the above-
named minor child. The mother of the child
has been identified as Deborah A. May. The fa--
ther of the
child is James Browning.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the
above-styled action seeking custody of the
above-named child was filed against you in
the Juvenile Court of Hart County on or about
the 10th day of January, 2005, and that by rea-
son of an order for service by publication en-
tered by the Court on or about the 10th day of
January, 2005.

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND RE-
QUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court
of
Hart County, Georgia, at the Hart County
Courthouse in Hartwell, Georgia, on the 3rd
day of March, 2005, at 1:15 o'clock p.m. for the
purposes of a final hearing to determine
whether or not the above-named child is de-
prived and, if so, what disposition should be
made.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a provi-
sional hearing will be held in the above-styled
action on the 20th day of January, 2005, be-
ginning at 1:15 o'clock p.m. at the Madison
County Government Complex, Danielsville,
Georgia. Findings of fact and orders of dispo-
sition made pursuant to the provisional hear-
ing will become final at the final hearing unless
you appear at the final hearing.

A copy of the petition may be obtained from
the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at the Hart
County Courthouse, Hartwell, Georgia, during
regular business hours, exclusive of holidays.
A free copy shall be available to the parents.
Upon request, the copy will be mailed to the
requester. The child is in the present legal and
physical custody of the Hart County Depart-
ment of Family and Children Services. .The
general nature of the allegations is: depriva-
tion and abandonment.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while re-
sponsive pleadings are not mandatory, they
are permissible, and you are encouraged to
file with the clerk of this court and serve upon
Petitioner's attorney, Deidra L. Schad, Post Of-
fice Box
6485, Athens, Georgia 30604, an answer or
other responsive pleading within thirty-five
(35) days of the date of the order for service by
publication. All concerned parties are informed
that they are entitled to have an attorney rep-
resent them; and if a party is entitled to coun-
sel during the proceedings, the Court'will ap-
point counsel at no cost if the party is unable
without undue financial hardship to .employ
counsel.

WITNESS THE HONORABLE Margaret N.
Dyal, Judge of said Court, this 10th day of
January, 2005.

Carolyn Tillman, Dep.
W.E. Holland III, Clerk
Juvenile Court of Hart County, Georgia
1/27, 2/3, 10, 17
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
HART COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA
CASE NO. 04HJ242

IN THE INTEREST OF: A.C.
SEX: Female
AGE: 9 Years
DOB: 11-03-95
A CHILD

MOTHER: Deborah A. May
PUTATIVE FATHER: Daryl Combee


NOTICE OF SUMMONS

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Deborah A.
May, and Daryl Combee, or in the alternative
an unknown putative father, and anyone claim-
ing to have a parental interest in the above-
named minor child. The mother of the child
has been identified as Deborah A. May.The fa-
ther of the child is Daryl Combee, or in the al-
ternative an unknown putative father.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the
above-styled action seeking custody of the
above-named child was filed against you in
the Juvenile Court of Hart County on or about
the 10th day of January, 2005, and that by rea-
son of an order for service by publication en-
tered by the Court on or about the 10th day of
January, 2005.

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND RE-
QUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court
of


Hart County, Georgia, at the Hart County
Courthouse in Hartwell, Georgia, on the 3rd
day of March, 2005, at 1:15 o'clock p.m. for the
purposes of a final hearing to determine
whether or not the above-named child is de-
prived and, if so, what disposition should be
made.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a provi-
sional hearing will be held in the above-styled
action on the 20th day of January, 2005, be-
ginning at 1:15 o'clock p.m. at the Madison
County Government Complex, Danielsville,
Georgia. Findings of fact and orders.of dispo-
sition made pursuant to the provisional hear-
ing will become final at the final hearing unless
you appear at the final hearing.

A copy of the petition may be obtained from
the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at the Hart
County Courthouse, Hartwell, Georgia, during
regular business hours, exclusive of holidays.
A free copy shall be available to the parents.
Upon request, the copy will be mailed to the
requester. The child is in the present legal and
physical custody of the Hart County Depart-
ment of Family and Children Services. The
general nature of the allegations is: depriva-
tion and abandonment.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while re-
sponsive pleadings are not mandatory, they
are permissible, and you are encouraged to
file with the clerk of this court and serve upon
Petitioner's attorney, Deidra L. Schad, Post Of-
fice Box
6485, Athens, Georgia 30604, an answer or
other responsive pleading within thirty-five
(35) days of the date of the order for service by
publication. All concerned parties are informed
that they are entitled to have an attorney rep-
resent them; and if a party is entitled to coun-
sel during the proceedings, the Court will ap-
point counsel at no cost if the party is unable
without undue financial hardship to employ
counsel.

WITNESS THE HONORABLE Margaret N.
Dyal, Judge of said Court, this 10th day of
January, 2005.

Carolyn Tillman, Dep.
W.E. Holland III, Clerk
Juvenile Court of Hart County, Georgia
1/27, 2/3, 10, 17
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
HART COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA
CASE NO. 04HJ243

IN THE INTEREST OF: K.C.
SEX: Female
AGE: 6 Years
DOB: 07-09-98
A CHILD

MOTHER: Deborah A. May
PUTATIVE FATHER: Daryl Combee

NOTICE OF SUMMONS

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Deborah A.
May, and Daryl Combee, or in the alternative
an unknown putative father, and anyone claim-
ing to have a parental interest in the above-
named minor child. The mother of the child
has been identified as Deborah A. May. The fa-
ther of the child is Daryl Combee, or in the al-
ternative an unknown putative father.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the
above-styled action seeking custody of the
above-named child was filed against you in
the Juvenile Court of Hart County on or about
the 10th day of January, 2005, and that by rea-
son of an order for service by publication en-
tered by the Court on or about the 10th day of
January, 2005.

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND RE-
QUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court
of
Hart County, Georgia, at the Hart County
Courthouse in Hartwell, Georgia, on the 3rd
day of March, 2005, at 1:15 o'clock p.m. for the
purposes of a final hearing to determine
whether or not the above-named child is de-
prived and, if so, what disposition should be
made.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a provi-
sional hearing will be held in the above-styled
action on the 20th day of January, 2005, be-
ginning at 1:15 o'clock p.m. at the Madison
County Government Complex, Danielsville,
Georgia. Findings of fact and orders of dispo-
sition made pursuant to the provisional hear-
ing will become final at the final hearing unless
you appear at the final hearing.

A copy of the petition may be obtained from
the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at the Hart
County Courthouse, Hartwell, Georgia, during
regular business hours, exclusive of holidays.
A free copy shall be available to the parents.
Upon request, the copy Will be mailed to the
requester. The child is in the present legal and
physical custody of the Hart County Depart-
ment of Family and Children Services. The
general nature of the allegations is: depriva-
tion and abandonment.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while re-
sponsive pleadings are not mandatory, they
are permissible, and you are encouraged to
file with the clerk of this court and serve upon
Petitioner's attorney, Deidra L. Schad, Post Of-
fice Box
6485, Athens, Georgia 30604, an answer or
other responsive pleading within thirty-five
(35) days of the date of the order for service by
publication. All concerned parties are informed
that they are entitled to have an attorney rep-
resent them; and if a party is entitled to coun-
sel during the proceedings, the Court will ap-
point counsel at no cost if the party is unable
without undue financial hardship to employ
counsel.

WITNESS THE HONORABLE Margaret N.
Dyal, Judge of said Court, this 10th day of
January, 2005.

Carolyn Tillman, Dep.
W.E. Holland III, Clerk
Juvenile Court of Hart County, Georgia
1/27, 2/3, 10, 17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE
HAMILTON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN

BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERV-
ING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3161 through 163,3215,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Hamil-
ton County Land Development Regulations,
as amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Develpment Regualations, objections,
recommendations and comments concerning
amendments, as described below, to the


Hamilton County Comprehensive Plan, here-
inafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan,
will be heard by the Planning and Zoning
Board of Hamilton County, Florida, serving
also as the Local Planning Agency of Hamilton
County, Florida, as public hearings on Febru-
ary 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon there-
after as the matters can be herad, in the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting Room,
County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast
First Street,'Jasper, Florida. These applica-
tions were previously noticed for public hear-
ings to be held on February 8, 2005.

(1)CPA 04-5, an application by Audrey S.
Bullard, as agent for Bullard-Denune Invest-
ment Co., to amend the Future Land Use Plan
Map of the Comprehensive Plan
by changing the future land use classification
from AGRICULTURE-1 (less than or equal to
1 dwelling unit per 40 acres) to AGRICUL-
TURE-4 (less than or equal to 1 dwelling unit
per 5 acres) on property described, as follows:

A parcel of land lying within Sections 30 and
31, Township 1 North, Range 14 East, Hamil-
ton County, Florida. Being more particularly -
described, as follows: Commence at the
Northeast corner of said Section 31; thence
South 01050'28" East 2, 172.77 feet; thence
South 88'09'32" West 210.00 feet; thence
South 01049'39" East 417.84 feet; thence
South 88019'30" west 515.14 feet; thence
South 0400'03" East 998.44 feet to
the Northerly right-of-way line of County Road
158; thence along the Northerly right-of-way
line of County road 158 and a curve to
the left, having a radius of 5,689.58 feet
and a delta of 0145'15", and arc distance of
174.18 feet, for a chord of North 73026'34"
West 174.17 feet; thence continue along the
Northerly right-of-way line of County Road 158
North 72033'57" West 1,433.59 feet; thence
continue along the northerly right-of-way
line of County Road 158 and a curve to the
left, having a radius of 2,904.79 feet and a
delta of 1034'18", an arc of 535.96 feet, for a
chord of North 77051'00" West 535.20 feet;
thence, continue along the Northerly right-
of-way line of County road 158 North
8308'09" West 2,027.71 feet; thence North
88023'44" East 771.29 feet to the Southeast
comer of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest
1/4 of said Section 31; thence North 01"12'42"
West 1,328.34 feet to the Southeast corner of
the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said
Section 31; thence South 8827'51" West
1,328.42 to the Southwest comer of the North-
west 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section
31; thence North 0100'24" West 1,330.84 feet
to the Northwest corner of said Section 31;
thence North 01006'36" West 1,330.50feet to
the Northwest corner of the South west 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 30; thence
North 88043'37" East 1,326.81 feet to the
Southwest corner of the Northeast /4 of the
Southwestl/4 of said Section 30; thence North
00048'22" West 1,329.08 to the Northwest cor-
ner of the Norhteast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4
of said Section 30; thence North 88047'23"
East 1,333.86to the Northeast corner
of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
said Section 30; thence South 01*32'39" East
1,326.19 to the Southeast corner of theNorth-
east 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section
30, thence South 01031'44" East 830.31 feet;
thence South 8403'05" West 730.03 feet;
thence South 22028'55" East 309.74 feet;
thence South 34012'55" East 361.02 feet;
thence South 04033'55" East 452.50 feet;'
thence North 88047'05" East 389.47 feet;
thence South 01007'54" East 718.33 feet to
the Southeast comer of the Northeast 1/4 of
the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 31; thence
North

Containing 381.25 acres, more or less.

(2)CPA 04-7, an application by Audrey S.
Bullard, as agent for Bullard- D e -
nune Investment Co., to amend the Future
Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive
Plan by changing the future land use classifi-
cation from AGRICULTURE-1 (less than or
equal to 1 dwelling unit per 5
acres) on property described, as follows:

A parcel of land lying within Section 22, Town-
ship 1 North, Range 13 east, Hamilton Coun-
ty, Florida. Being more particularly described,
as follows: All that part of the East 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of said Section 22 lying west
of County Road 249 (Adams Farm Road) and
the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said
Section 22 and the Southeast 1/4 of North-
west 1/4 of Southeast 1/4 of said Sec-
tion 22, less and except right-of-way for Coun-
ty Road 249 (Adams Farm Road).

Containing 60.00 acres, more or less.

The public hearings may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of the public hearings shall
be announced during the public hearings and
that no further notice concerning the matters
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hearings.

At the aforementioned public hearings, all in-
terested parties may appear to be heard with
respect to the amendments.

Copies of the amendments are available for
public inspection at the Office of the Land Use
Administrator, Agricultural Extension Building
located at 204 Northeast First Street, Room
101, Jasper, Florida, during regular business
hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the at the above refer-
enced public hearings, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the. testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
02/17

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 242005CP00008

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Harold E. Doten
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION *

The administration of the estate of Harold E.
Doten, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hamilton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 207 North-
east First Street, Jasper, Florida 32052. The
estate is estate and the date of the dece-
dent's Will and any Codicils are October 17,
2004. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.


611 N. Main St. M-F 9:30 5:30
Gainesville Sat. 9:.30 4:00


Any interested person on whom a copy of the
notice of administration is served must object
to the validity of the will (or any codicil), quali-
fications of the personal representative, venue
or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OB-
JECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.

Any person entitled to exempt property is re-
quired to file a petition for determination of ex-
empt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED
BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person enti-
tled to elective share is required to file an elec-
tion to take an elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS
DEEMED WAIVED.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kenneth N. "Sonny" Scaff Jr.
Florida Bar No. 046099
PO Drawer 0
Jasper, Florida 32052
386-792-2395

Personal Representative:
Mary J. Wolfe
4542 NW 24th Ave.
Jasper, FL 32052

2/17, 2/24

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAUL BENJAMIN MCLEOD
Deceased.

NOTICE OF CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of PAUL BEN-
JAMIN McLEOD, deceased, whose date of
death was October 15, 2004; File Number
242005SCP0001 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hamilton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 207 N.E. First
Street, Jasper, Florida 32052. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dents estate, on whom a copy of this notice
has been served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their clams with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
" EVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication this notice is: Feb-
ruary 10, 2005.

W. RODERICK BOWDOIN, P.A.
BY:e/s/Rhett Bullard
Rhett Bullard
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No.: 175986
100 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: 386-362-2040
Facsimile: 386-362-2070

Petitioner:
/s/:Angela McLeod
ANGELA McLEOD
02/10, 17

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following appli-
cations for permit were received on July 26,
2004, for:

PCS Phosphate-White Springs, Suwannee
River Plant, Charles Pults, Post Office Box
300, White Springs, Florida 32096, has sub-
mitted an application for Water Use Permit
Number 2-84-00701 R, for a maximum month-
ly withdrawal of 8909.04 million gallons, and a
maximum annual withdrawal of 106,908.5 mil-
lion gallons. The project is located in Hamilton
County.

PCS Phosphate-White Springs, Swift Creek
Plant, Charles Pults, Post Office Box 300,
White Springs, Florida 32096, has submitted
an application for Water Use Permit Number
2-84-00703R, for a maximum monthly with-
drawal of 9845.9 million gallons, and a maxi-
mum annual withdrawal of 118,150.5 million
gallons. The project js located in Hamilton
County.

Interested persons may comment upon the
application or submit a written request for a
staff report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the
Suwannee River Water Management District,
Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or
requests must be received by 5:00 PM within
14 days from the date of publication.

No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this application. A copy of the staff re-
port must be requested in order to remain ad-
vised of further proceedings. Substantially af-
fected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Flori-
da Administrative Code, regarding the pro-
posed agency action by submitting a written
request after reviewing the staff report.
2/17

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providers to provide a wide range of services
and activities to include regional economic de-
velopment initiatives that serve Welfare Transi-
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REPORTS

Editor's note: The Jasper
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 newspaper when
judicial proof is presented to
us by you or the authorities.
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
Commission
HCDTF Hamilton
County Drug Task Force
HCSO Hamilton Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office
JAPD Jasper Police De-
partment
JNPD Jennings Police
Department
OALE Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforcement
P&P Probation and Pa-
role
SCSO Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
WSPD White Springs
Police Department
Feb. 7, William G.
Deaton, 33; 15219 211th
Place, Live Oak, serving
department of corrections
sentence; DOC.
Feb. 7, Enoch Arden
Hart, 66, P.O. Box 650,
Jasper, in to serve remain-
der of sentence; HCSO.
Feb. 7, Deanna K.
Mitchell, 25, 10580 Sisher
Street, White Springs,
reckless driving, fleeing &
eluding, resisting arrest
without Violence, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams
' (marijuana), HCSO.
Feb. 7, Willie James
Jackson III, 21, 217 N.
Walker St., Live Oak, fail-
ure to appear, no valid
drivers licence, HCSO.
Feb. 7, Wayne S. Hill,
32, serving sentence DOC


(18 months), HCSO.
Feb. 7, Jamerson L.
Smith, 29, 1078 2nd St.
SW, Jasper, drug offense
within 1000 feet of place
of worship, possession of
controled substance with
the intent to sell, serving
sentence, HCDTF.
Feb. 8, Willie A. Gandy,
Sr., 33, 3466 NW 21st Cir-
cle, Jennings, violation of
probation (aggravated
child abuse), HCSO.
Feb. 8, Lamar Jerome
Brown, 23, Jasper, disor-
derly conduct, JAPD.
Feb. 9, Tia S. Wallace,
21, 3817 NW 38th Way,
Jasper, retail theft, JAPD.
Feb. 10, Rafiel T. Mor-
gan, 27, P.O. Box 487,
Jasper, sale/delivery of
controlled substance
within 1000 feet of place
of worship, possession of
controlled substance with
intent to sell, sell of con-
trolled substance (co-
caine) within 1000 feet of
a place of worship, pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance (cocaine) with in-
tent to sell within 1000
feet of place of worship,
HCSO.
Feb. 10, Anthony Ezell
Sterling, 25, P.O. Box
64/1255 3rd St. SW,
Jasper, sale of delivery of
controlled substance
within 1000 feet of place
of worship, DTF.
Feb. 10, Haydic Tahir
Moslim Al-Hicheemi, 33,
34305 Garfield Circle,
Fraser, MI, driving while.
license cancelled (com-
mercial vehicle), DOA.
Feb. 10, Ray Bernard
Camel, 43, Jasper, posses-
sion of controlled sub-

stance (cocaine), purchase
of controlled substance
(cocaine), DTF.
Feb. 10, Theron
Reynolds, 47, P.O. Box
905, Jasper, purchase of
cocaine, possession of co-
caine, DTF.
Feb. 10, Steve Maurice
Townsend, 34, 406 NW
5th St., Jasper, purchase of
cocaine, possession of co-
caine, DTF.
Feb. 10, Stanley Lawan
Shakespear, 22, P.O. Box
337, White Springs, flee-
ing from a law enforce-
ment officer, reckless dri-
ving, HCSO.
Feb. 11, Richard James
Kroll, 41, 5314 N. Wood
Crest Dr. Winter Park,
felony DUI 3rd offense,
HCSO.
Feb 12, Virgil Ray
Crowe Jr., 19, possession
drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of 20 grams of
marijuana, WSPD.
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By Lillian Norris


As I bring this column to-
gether this Monday morning,
Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, it is
my wish that each of you is
having a blessed day.
The community is sad-
dened at the loss of another
loved member, who gave so
much of herself to our school
system, our young people,
and all who have had the priv-
ilege of knowing and loving
Margaret Scaff. Margaret has
been ill, as far as we know,
only a short time, and has
spent the past years as a care
giver to her husband, Kenneth
Scaff, who passed away the
latter part of November. She
was truly a devoted mother,
grandmother, and mother-in-
law to Sonny, Kathy, Kent
and Ashley, and other rela-
tives and friends who were
privileged to have an associa-
tion with her. Our sympathy
and prayers are with her fam-
ily and friends at this time.
Babs (Burnham) Auman's
sons, Billy of Virginia, Clay-
ton of Massachusetts, Bruce,
a US Merchant Marine, and
grandson, Will, a junior at
Christopher Newport Univer-
sity, made a surprise New
Year's visit to Mother and
Grandma Babs in Jasper. This
was the first time in over ten
years that all sons had been
together as a group. During
this visit Babs was admitted
to our local hospital with the
"bug" currently going around.
The family was impressed
with the loving care extended,
and commented on how fortu-
nate we are to have such a fa-
cility in our community. Babs
has since returned to her
home, much better, and ex-
tends thanks to all who treat-
ed, visited and remembered
her in their prayers.
Cindy, Rachel, and Mallory
and Irene Morgan, and Tom-
my Daniels, all of White
Springs, attended the State
Fair in Tampa on Friday, Feb.
11. Rachel and Mallory are a


part of the Glitter and Gold
Cloggers of Lake City, and
performed at the Fair under
the direction of Jenny Lynn
Beauchamp Lord, formerly of
White Springs.
Before dancing, the group
enjoyed riding rides on the
midway, visiting "Cracker
Country," and watching the
circus was a high point of the
day.
Cindy's cousin, Brenda Ry-
der, and her granddaughter,
Shelby Ryder, both of Tampa,
joined to watch Rachel and
Mallory dance.
Of course, mom and grand-
parents report the group did a
fantastic job clogging.
Cousins of Marion Turner,
Jerry and Georgina Stauffer
of Derrysburg, PA, were in
town for a visit with Marion
for a few days, having made
their annual trip to Florida.
Marion called for information
about the Whistle Stop Cafe
and "fried green tomatoes",
they had loved the movie of a
few years ago and thought
they would be interested.
However they did not think
they would be able to go by
there as they will be traveling
1-95 instead of 1-75, but Mar-
ion said she would like to
know about it anyhow for her
own information. I tried to get
Lorena Peach for more infor-
mation, could not get her but
will try again
As I took a break to go get
the mail, just realized that it is
raining and turning cooler. I
thought it was to be colder
over the weekend and maybe
it is just getting here. At the
computer I practically blot
out everything else, maybe
answer the telephone if is
handy
Recently I had a good expe-
rience with the computer, as I
picked up- news from *he
Franklin Press there was a
feature in Living in Macon
County, on a former co-
worker of mine in the County


Dept of Public Welfare
(which I think now is known
as Social Services) she had
started a few months prior to
my employment and we
worked together until my
marriage and I moved away,
she has since retired and is
now doing work (volunteer)
with the Council on Aging,
she and Virgie Cone attended
a conference regarding this in
Washington, DC at the same
time several years ago. This
also led to contact with anoth-
er friend (former co-worker)
who lives in Asheville, we
have come full circle and are
now in touch with each other.
Marion States had attended
church with the Crawfords at
their church in Franklin when
up there in the summers a few
years ago.
From Jo Coe I learned how
to locate news from other
newspapers (which I think is
important) and I enjoy doing
this, and my grandson was
trying to locate items regard-
ing newspapers in the State of
Delaware, and, believe it or
not, I was able to locate the
site and tell him how to find it
on their computer, this was an
accomplishment for me, I am
going to keep learning of the
many things I hope to be able
to do with the computer, and
have more fun with it.
Our community, as well as
Madison, was deeply sad-
dened about the fire loss of
the home of Debbie (Clay)
and Steve Bass last week.
Their home and everything in
it was completely destroyed,
they lost everything. They
were fortunate that their son,
Clay, was home and up late
and smelled smoke, and heard
a noise and was able to just
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house before the roof col-
lapsed into the parents' bed-
room. Debbie is the daughter
of Dr. George and Mary Clay,
she grew up in Jasper and is a
graduate of Hamilton County
High School and they have
many friends here. Debbie's
sister, Susan, who has just
moved to Rhode Island flew
home to be with the family for
a few days and help them get
moved into a home that has
been loaned to them until they
can make other arrangements.
We can't even imagine what
this would do. Debbie has
bums on the lower part of her
body and feet and legs, only
from the heat not fire, but so
very painful, this while trying
to get downstairs and out of
the house. Our love and
prayers go out to the family.
A reminder that the Bryan
College Chorale and Cham-
ber Singers will present a
concert of sacred choral mu-
sic at First United Methodist
Church in Jennings, in March
and we will keep reminding
you of this, it sounds like a
good opportunity to enjoy an
evening of special music. It is
on a Tuesday evening and will
not interfere with your own
church meetings. This
Chorale consists of 45 singers
representing 12 states and is
under the direction of Dr.
David Luther, who is the son
of Dr. Luther who was an In-
terim Pastor at the Church in
Jennings. He is now deceased
(the senior Dr. Luther, of
course) and his widow is liv-
ing with family in Camilla,
GA, at the present time.
Looking forward to hearing
from you, you'll call me real
soon.
Lillian Norris
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chocolate treats on Valentines
Day in celebration of February
birthdays. Birthday wishes go
to Mrs. Dillard and Coach Be-
gue. Students also had fun ex-
changing Valentines and having
treats.
Parents of 3rd-6th graders
are encouraged to attend our
FCAT night on Feb. 17, at 5:30
p.m. Remember, we have a
President's Day holiday on Feb.
21. Mark your calendars for our
annual PTO beauty pageant on
Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. You can sup-
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event. You'll also see some of
our lovely young ladies.
Ten ways to be a good stu-
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day. 2. Have your supplies


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organized. 4. Pay attention in
class. 5. Complete assignments
on time. 6. Follow directions. 7.
Ask for help when you need it.
8. Participate in class activities.
9. Follow all school rules. 10.
Always try to do your best.
Students and teachers are
busy preparing for our
FCAT/SAT testing which be-
gins on Feb.2
28. Parents, please encour-
age your child to listen and do
their best. Also, make sure chil-
dren get a good night's sleep,
eat breakfast, and get to school
on time. Striving to do our best
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if you don't mind paying a fee
for the convenience and speed.
Another advantage of hav-
ing your taxes finished early is
that if you owe money to the
government, you have some
time to figure out how you'll
pay. You can pay in install-
ments, pay by credit card, or if
it looks like you won't be able
to come up with the funds on
time, you can file for an exten-
sion. To use an installment
plan or get an extension, you
still need to file the correct
forms by April 15. "Before us-
ing your credit card to pay, re-
view your overall household
finances to avoid any surpris-
es, such as exceeding your
credit limit," Sweet advises.
"That review should include
bank statements, credit card
billing and a copy of your

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for you?
fying child
You earned less than
$35,458 and have more than
one qualifying child
Easy Ways to Determine
Whether You Qualify
There's a lot to know about
qualifying for EITC, but the
most important thing to know
is that help is available. New
this year on
www.irs.gov/eitc, is the EITC
Assistant. By answering
questions online about your-
self, your children, your liv-
ing situation and your in-
come, this tool is a conve-
nient way for you to find out
if you are likely to qualify for
the EITC. You will see the re-
sults of your responses right
away on your computer
screen. This tool is also avail-
able in Spanish. Taxpayers,
tax professionals, employers
and community and public
service organizations are en-
couraged to use the EITC As-
sistant.
The IRS also offers other
resources to help you under-
stand the EITC rules. IRS
Publication 596, Earned In-
come Credit, contains eligi-
bility criteria and instructions
for claiming the tax credit.
Copies of the publication are
available in English and
Spanish and can be found on-
line at www.irs.gov or by
calling 1-800-TAXFORM (1-
800-829-3676). Finally, an-
other option is to talk with
your tax professional.
Tax Preparation Assistance
If you are a qualified tax-
payer, you can receive free
assistance in preparing your
federal tax return. Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) or Tax Counseling for
the Elderly (TCE) sites, oper-
ated by trained volunteers,
are generally located at com-
munity and neighborhood
centers, libraries, schools,
shopping malls and other
convenient locations.
In addition, you may quali-
fy to have your tax return
filed electronically for free.
Electronic filing enables you
to receive your refund faster.
Eligibility requirements are
available at www.irs.gov in
the Free File section.


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CConmunity Calendar


Monthly Meetings
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Floriseeger-bbanjo-concert-
nesday, City Council Cham-
bers, City Hall, 101 SE


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11:30 a.m. You may reach
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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 is-
sues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist,
constituents with a variety of
issues related to various fed-
eral agencies. It is important
to the Congressman that his
staff make themselves avail-
able 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.
American Legion Post
107 First Thursday, 12-2
p.m., Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, South Ohio
Ave. Call Clair McLauchlin
at 386-362-3524 or Richard
Buffington at 386-364-5985.
Branford Camera Club -
Regular club meetings, 7:30
p.m., third Thursday, Bran-
ford Library, Contact Car-
olyn Hogue 386-935-2044.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Committee meets monthly
on the second Tuesday, 6:30
p.m., at the Live Oak Church
of Christ, 1497 Irvin Ave
(SR 51 South). Anyone inter-
ested is welcome to at-
tend. Call Alan Stefanik,
Committee Chairman, 386-
362-3032, e-mail:
comm_chair@pack408.net o
r visit pack's website:
www.pack408.net, for addi-
tional information. The
Tiger, Wolf, Bears, and We-
belos dens (grades one -
five) meet every Thursday at
the church, 6:30-8 p.m.,
when school is in session. In
lieu of a den meeting,
the pack meeting is held on
the fourth Thursday at the
same time and place during
which the entire group meets
for awards, skits and
fun. The pack holds two or
three activities during the
summer, as well as a week of
Day Camp.
Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter No. 126 -


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Second Thursday, 6 p.m.,
226 Parshley St., S.W. Call
386-362-1701.
Florida Gateway Char-
ter Chapter of the Ameri-
can Business Women's As-
sociation meets on the sec-
ond Thursday of each
month. Membership is open
to all area women who either
own their own business or
are employed otherwise.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend. For more info, please
call Sandy Harrison at 386-
754-0434 or 386-752-0516.
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-
felder 850-971-5354 or e-
mail wbs@surfbest.net
Girl Scout Leaders First
Monday, 7 p.m. Girl Scouts
of Gateway Council will
meet at the Woman's Club.
Call Mary Check-Cason,
386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Gov-
ernmental Monthly Meet-
ings Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive
board: second Monday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Pre-
vention Coalition meet
fourth Wednesday, 9:30-11
a.m., at the Hamilton Coun-
ty School Board' meeting
room, JRE Lee Administra-
tive Complex, Jasper. For
more info, contact Grace
McDonald at 386-938-4911
or e-mail mcdonaldgl@all-
tel.net
Hamilton County Board
of Commissioners First
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third
Tuesday at 6 p.m., County
Commissioners' Board
Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County Cham-
ber of Commerce, Inc. -
meets first Thursday, at 6
p.m., at 204 N. Hatley St.,
Jasper. For more info, call
386-792-1300.'
Hamilton County Coun-
cil on Aging, Inc. Needs
volunteer drivers for the
home-delivered meals pro-
gram. If you enjoy helping
others and are interested or
need more information,
please contact Dorsey
Stubbs at Council on Aging,
1509 S.W. First Street in
Jasper or call 386-792-1136.
Hamilton County Devel-
opment Authority -. meets
the second Thursday, at 7
p.m., at 204 NE 1st St., San-
dlin Building,, Jasper. For
more info, call 386-792-
6828.
Hamilton County Tourist
Development Council -
meets the second Wednes-
day, at 12 noon, at 204 NE


1st St., Sandlin Bi
Jasper. For more in
386-792-6828.
Home and Comn
Educators (HCE)
council meets on th
Friday of the month
a.m. at the Suwannee
ty Extension Office,
um Complex, E
Street, Live Oak. Th
come new members.
their information ca
362-2771.
Jasper City (
Meeting Second Mv
6 p.m., Jasper City H
Jasper Lions Clul
ing Second and
Tuesday, 7 p.m., R
Diner. Call Jim Taitt
their information at 3
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 Comn
Club First Monday
home of Avon anm
Hicks, 6107 180
McAlpin. Call Bett:
at 386-963-4205
Nettles at 386-963-1
Lion's Club Fa
reau meeting room,
second Tuesday an
Tuesday. Call Richar
er, 386-963-4577.
Live Oak Artist C
p.m., first Tuesd
Luke's Episcopal
Contact Don Str
386-362-5146.
Live Oak Cl
Home Educators
first Thursday o'f
month. If you are
for a strong home
support group please
Pat, 386-364-1734.
Live Oak Garden
Monthly from Sep
The Morning Gloi
group-third Friday
Night Bloomers
group-third Tuesda
S.W. Eleventh Stre
Oak.
Live Oak Senior
meet at 10:30 a.r
Monday of the mon
Exhibition II Buildin
seum Complex, 13
Eleventh St., Liv
Members have the
nity to take part in
tours. For more in


building, Lula Herring at 386-364-
fo, call 1510. NOTE: March meet-
ing canceled, next meeting
munity April 4.
- the Suwannee Valley Hu-
he first mane Society Animal Shel-
at 9:30 ter The monthly meeting
e Coun- will be held on the second
Colise- Monday of the month at
seventh noon at the shelter. For more
ey wel- info, contact the toll-free
For fur- number: 866-Adoptl2 (866-
11 386- 236-7812). Located on Bis-
bee Loop (use the sotith en-
Council trance). In Lee off CR 255,
Monday, Madison County. Visit web-
tall. site at
b Meet- www.geocities.com/suwan-
fourth neehs.
Boosters Live Oak, Suwannee
for fur- County Recreation Board -
86-938- meets on the second
Wednesday of each month at
Council 5 p.m. at the Suwannee
esday, 7 Parks & Recreation offices
Hall. at 1201 Silas Drive, Live
amilton Oak. For more info, please
1 Thurs- contact 386-362-3004.
Office, MADD Dads Third
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Fourth Suwannee County Court-
house.
Town Man To Man Group -
Third Meets regularly at 7 p.m.,
White second Thursday each
month at the Marvin E.
national Jones Building, Dowling
ny type Park. Each program is free
ts, fami- of charge and refreshments
rd Tues- are provided. For further
E. Jones info, call the American Can-
Park. cer Society toll-free at 800-
5700. ACS-2345 or the local office
imunity toll-free at 888-295-6787
,7 p.m., (Press 2) Ext. 114.
d Betty Market Days Advent
th St., Christian Village, first Sat-
y Hicks urday, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Space
or Pam on first-come, first-serve ba-
236. sis, $5 each. Village Square
irm Bu- shops open. Call the Lodge
7 p.m., Office 386-658-5200.
d fourth McAlpin Community
d Tuck- Club Regular monthly
meetings are held on the sec-
;uild 7 ond Monday at 7 p.m., be-
ay, St. ginning with a covered dish
Church. dinner. Everyone is wel-
ickland, come. The purpose of the
Club is to acquaint members
hristian of the community with all
- meet the services that are avail-
every able in the County. Foir info
looking on scheduled speakers, call
school Grant Meadows Jr., 386-
contact 935-9316 or Shirley Jones,
386-963-5357. For info on
a Club renting the building, call
pt.-May. Kristie Harrison at 386-364-
ries day 3400.
and the MOMS Club Second
night Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. at
y, 1302 the fellowship hall of Bethel
et, Live Missionary Baptist Church.
Go West on US 90 seven
Citizens miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2
m., first miles from the
th at the Columbia/Suwannee County
ng, Coli- line, 12 miles from Live
302 SW Oak. For more info, call
e Oak. 386-397-1254 or e-mail
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Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m.,
Suwannee River Regional
Library. Call Michelle, 386-
776-2955, for more info.
Remembering the Loss
of Your Baby An open
-support group for families
who have experienced the
loss of a baby through mis-
carriage, ectopic pregnancy,
stillbirth, newborn death or
termination due to fetal ab-
normality or maternal com-
plications. Group meets the
first Thursday of each
month, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.,
at Hospice of North Central
Florida, North Building
Counseling Room, 4305
NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville.
To register or for more in-
formation contact Cheryl
Bailey at Hospice of North
Central Florida, 352-692-
5107 or toll-free, 800-816-
0596.
SHINE Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Volunteers are needed in
your area to assist elders
and their caregivers receive
information and assistance
on health insurance and
Medicare. Comprehensive
training is provided by the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs. This service is pro-
vided at no charge. Call 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 Elders
- Branford Library, US
129 North, Branford, 9-11
a.m. first Wednesday of
every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwan-
nee County who are trying
to understand Medicare and


other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Special-
ly trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service 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 Elders
- Advent Christian Village
- Dowling Park Schedule
appointment with SHINE
counselor by calling 386-
658-3333 or 386-658-5329.
Elders and their caregivers
in Suwannee County who
are trying to understand
Medicare and other health
insurance programs can re-
ceive help from the Florida
Department of Elder Af-
fairs' 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 volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service 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 Elders
- Live Oak Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library, US 129
South, 12:30-2:30 p.m. -
second Monday of every
month. Elders and their
caregivers in Suwannee
County who are trying to
understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Special-
ly trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This, service 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 Elders
- 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 (Serv-
ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Special-
ly trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
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credit report. You can get a
copy of your credit report
from Experian at www.exper-
ian.com."
After You're Done
.Once you've finished your
taxes for this year, take some
time to think about what you
could do differently for next
year. If you spent a lot of time
tracking down your tax docu-
ments this time, create a filing
system that works for you and
be prepared for next year.
Start using a better system
now to collect important in-
formation throughout the year,
and stick to it.
If you owed money this
year, or if you have a huge re-
turn coming, you may want to
consider adjusting your with-


holding amount. The goal
should be to break even.
While getting a refund may
seem like a good deal, you've
basically been loaning the
government money at zero in-
terest. Increasing the al-
lowances you claim so less is
taken from each paycheck
meansmore money in your
pocket each month. If you
owed this year, decrease your
allowances so more money
will be withheld from your
paycheck and you won't have
the same unpleasant surprise
next tax season.
Investing in tax deferred ac-
counts such as a Roth IRA, or
in pre-tax investment pro-
grams such as a 401(k) or a
standard IRA can not only
help you save for the future,
but can also provide benefits


at tax time. If you. don't cur-
rently use these, investment
tools, take some time to inves-
tigate how they might work
for you.
Use your return wisely.
While the temptation is to
consider a tax refund "found"
money, resist the urge to
spend it on a trip or a new
sofa. Instead, why not invest it
or put it in the bank? If you are
carrying credit card debt, ap-
ply the amount of your tax re-
turn to paying off what you
owe.
While April 15 will proba-
bly never be anyone's favorite
day of the year, a little plan-
ning and forethought can
make it easier to cope.
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about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service 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.
Small Scale Farmers
and Craft Designers Mar-
ket Committee Third
Thursday, 7 p.m., Coliseum
extension offices.
Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion Second Monday, 7
p.m., Suwannee River Water
Management District. For
more info, call Don Neale,
386-362-4850 or Sylvia
Dunnam, 386-362-3256.
Suwannee County
Tourist Development
Council Fourth Tuesday, 1
p.m., Chamber of Commerce
Building, 816 S. Ohio Ave.,
P.O. Drawer C., Live Oak,
FL 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 Senior
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, 386-364-
1510.
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407
Dowling Ave., Live Oak, $5
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.-noon 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, FL 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 Monday
of each month at 5:30 p.m.,
Douglass Center Conference
Room. All persons interest-
ed in helping victims of do-
mestic violence are encour-
aged to attend. For more
info, call 386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community
Association (WCA) Sec-
ond Thursday, 7 p.m., Well-
born Community Center.
Contact Bonnie Scott, 386-
963-4952 or leave a message
at 386-208-1733. WCA
(building fund)-First Satur-
day-Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast, center of Well-
born, Andrews Square.
Blueberry pancakes,
sausage, OJ, coffee.
Wellborn Neighborhood
Watch last Thursday, 7
p.m., Blake Lowe Building,
1517 4th Ave., Wellborn. For
more info, 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 fam-
ily 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 the
District 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 -
Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the
Pickin' Shed at the Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park.
Covered dish on first and
third Saturday. 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, un-
til further notice. Call 386-
776-2863.
Live Oak Singles Group
- meets Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Live Oak Christian Church
fellowship hall on US 129
North, Live Oak (next to
Walt's Ford). Parking is be-
tween church and cemetery
on church property or along
US 129 North. This not a
church sponsored event. For
more info, call Carla, 386-
364-4756. Visit web site at
http://groups.yahoo.com/gro
up/SuwanneeSingles/
Narcotics Anonymous -
The Gratitude Group -
Meetings 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.,
Monday, at Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library, 129
South, Live Oak. For more
info, call 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meet-
ing Old Nettie Baisden
school next to the football
stadium, 6:30 p.m., every
Monday.
Square Dance With
Vagabond Squares, Thurs-
day, 7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, Newbern
Road. Loyce Harrell, 386-
963-3225, or Ralph Beek-
man, 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 Bar-
bershop Chorus Every
Tuesday, Crapps Meeting
Room, Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, US 129
South, Live Oak at 7 p.m.
Call Fred Phillips, 386-362-
1886.


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TOPS Take Off Pounds
Sensibly, the Live Oak
Community 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, toll-
free 800-651-6000.
FYI
Advent Christian Village
- 2004-2005 Artist Series -
Events include: 'History
Jumps Off the Page,' Friday,
Jan. 28, at the Phillips Din-
ing Room, 6 p.m.; Donna
Wissinger flutist, Saturday,
March 12, at the Phillips
Dining Room, 7 p.m., 'Cot-
ton Patch Gospel,' Monday,
March 21, at the Village
Church, 7 p.m. (Based on
Clarence Jordan's version of
the book of Matthew); The
Phillips-Lassiter Guitar
Duo, Friday, April 22, at the
Village Church, 7 p.m. ACV
season tickets are available
at Advent Christian Village,
The Music Center in Live
Oak, and the Suwannee
County Chamber of Com-
merce. Cost: Adults $80;
Students (ages 13-18) $35;
Children (ages 5-12) $25.
Another Way, Inc. Sup-
port Groups Another
Way, Inc. offers support
groups for victims and sur-
vivors of domestic violence..
For info regarding dates and
times, call 386-792-2747 or
the toll-free hotline at 800-
500-1119.
'Before You Tie The
Knot' four-hour class for
couples who will marry
soon. The cost is $10 per
couple. Completion of this
course is required when
couples reduce their mar-
riage license fee by $32.50.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the Clerk of the
Court's office or the Suwan-
nee County Extension Ser-
vice office, 386-362-2771.
Childbirth classes of-


fered at the Suwannee
County Health Department
on Tuesday from 6 8 p.m.
Please call to register at
386-362-2708, ext. 218 -
Coleen Cody. The classes
are free of charge.
Department of Children
and Families can assist
you in applying to register
to vote or update your voter
registration record. If you
receive or apply for public
assistance benefits, your lo-
cal Department of Children
and Families service center
can assist you in completing
a voter registration applica-
tion to your local Supervisor
of elections for you. Re-
member, voting is a right.
Your local service center is
at 501 Demorest St., Live
Oak, 386-362-1483.
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers Needed The
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley is looking
for volunteers to join the
Disaster Action Team to as-
sist victims of fires and oth-
er natural disasters. If you
are interested and would
like to learn more, call 386-
752-0650.
The Story of Dowling
Park Do you want to know
more about the Advent
Christian Village (ACV) at
Dowling Park? ACV repre-
sentatives are available to
meet with you and share the
story of Dowling Park. If
you're interested in arrang-
ing a speaking engagement
or a tour for your organiza-"
tion, club or church, please
contact us at 386-658-5110
or toll-free, 800-714-3134
or e-mail ccarter@acvil-
lage.net. For an ACV pre-
view, visit
www.acvillage.net. Or re-
quest a free videotape.
Downtown Craft Mar-
ket, High Springs Brings
talented local artists togeth-
er to showcase their talents
in the heart of downtown
High Springs and is open
each Saturday at the corner
of NW 1st Avenue and Main
Street. Admission and activ-
ities are free. For more info,


please call 386-454-3950.
Experience Works a na-
tional nonprofit organiza-
tion, (formerly Green
Thumb) provides training
and employment services to
older workers over 55 and
with a limited income in
Suwannee County through
the Senior Community Ser-
vice Employment Program
(SCSEP). Participants are
paid the minimum wage for
an average of 20 hours per
week. For more info, visit
www.experienceworks.org
or call the Lake City One
Stop, 386-755-9026, ext.
3129 for Loretta or ext.
3134 for Ronald.
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in Gainesville
- Florida's state natural his-
tory museum, located near
the intersection of South-
west 34th Street and Hull
Road in the University of
Florida Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sat-
urday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and
Christmas. For more info,
including ticket prices, di-
rections and parking info,
call 352-846-2000. Visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in Gainesville
- Wigglers and Walkers for
children ages 2-5 is offered
the second Wednesday of
every month. The children
learn about exhibits through
stories, games, hands-on ob-
jects and other age-appro-
priate activities. Adult vol-
unteers are needed to give
Wigglers and Walkers tours
and no experience is re-
quired. To volunteer, appli-
cants must be available to
meet the. first Wednesday of
each month from 3-4 p.m.
and to give tours every sec-
ond Wednesday from 3:30-
4:30 p.m. For more info,
call 352-846-2000, ext. 277.
FoodSource a Christian
based Christian food coop-
erative, is in your area!
Stretch your food dollars!
With the help of dedicated
volunteers, FoodSource is


able to provide quality foods
at low prices while promot-
ing Christian values and vol-
unteerism in your communi-
ty. This is NOT a needy only
program; it is for EVERY-
ONE. There are no qualifica-
tions to participate! Food-
Source accepts cash. checks,
Visa, Mastercard, Debit,
EBT and money orders.
Menu is subject to change!
Each item is proportioned
for 4-6 people. This months
tentative menu is: hamburger
steaks, chicken tenders, fam-
ily sized Lil' Smokies, fami-
ly sized pizzas, green bean
casserole, Liberty Sweet
Peas, South Gate Red Beans
& Rice, mushroom gravy,
Mrs. Smith's Fire Roasted
Apple Pie, fresh eggs, cab-
bage, carrots, sliced cheese,
strawberry lemonade, or-
anges, bananas, five pounds
fresh potatoes, and an un-
known produce item. Pick
Up Date: Feb. 26. Regular
package price $25. Meat
package available $25. Ten-
tative meat box menu: ribeye
steaks, pork chops, salmon
fillets, ground beef, teriyaki
chicken breasts, smoked
sausage links and chicken
nuggets. TO ORDER AND
PAY BY
CREDIT/DEBIT/CHECK
CARD, CALL TOLL-FREE
800-832-5020. PICK UP
ORDER AT LOCAL SITE.
For questions or to order,
call your local coordinator.
Live Oak: Live Oak Church
of God 386-362-2483;
Wellborn United Methodist
Church 386-963-5023;
Ebenezer AME Church ,
386-362-6383 or 386-364-
4323 or 386-362-4808;
Jasper: 386-792-3965; White
Springs: 386-752-2196 or
386-397-1228; Bell: 352-
463-7772 or 352-463-1963;
Lake City 386-752-7976 or
FoodSource toll-free at 800-
832-5020 or visit website at
www.foodsource.org for
questions ;or to become a lo-
cal host site.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park Join the
Friends of Suwannee River
State Park, a non-profit
501(c)3 charitable organiza-
tion. 'Help keep the State
Park the gem of the Suwan-
nee River. The park is locat-
ed 13 miles West of Live
Oak off US 90. Quarterly
newsletter, quarterly meet-
ings, monthly board meet-
ings and an annual'luncheon
meeting. Membership
brochures may be picked up
at the State Park or mail your
membership to: Friends of
Suwannee River State Park,
20185 CR 132, Live Oak, FL
32060. Phone: 386-362-


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Live Auction
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2746. Individual Friend-$15;
Family-S25; Business Spon-
sor-S50; Corporate Friend-
S100-S250; Lifetime Friend-
S300. For more info contact
the membership chair Walter
Schoenfelder at 850-971-
5354, or e-mail him at wb-
sesurfbest.net
GED Tests A person
wanting to take the GED test
must call to reserve a seat in
the registration session. At-
tendance in a registration
session is mandatory in or-
der to take the GED test.
To reserve seat for registra-
tion session and pay fees,
call 386-364-2782-Lynn
Lee. To inquire about age
waivers, call 386-384-2763-
Lynne Roy, counselor, and
386-364-2619-Kim Boa-
tright, GED examiner at
Suwannee-Hamilton Techni-
cal Center..
Harsonhill Inc., a pre-
scription information pub-
lishing company Financial
help for those who can't af-
ford their prescription drugs
is available right now. Steve
Reynolds, President of Har-
sonhill Inc., a prescription
information publishing com-
pany, states assistance pro-
grams have been established
by more than 100 U.S. drug
manufacturers to assist low
income people. These pro-
grams cover over 1,400 com-
monly prescribed medicines.
Reynolds states his company
publishes a 85+ page manual
- that contains all the informa-
tion required to apply to
these assistance programs.
For more information about
these programs or to obtain
the manual e-mail: harson-
hill @earthlink.net or con-
tact Reynolds toll-free at
888-240-9240 or write to
.Harsonhill Inc., 22425 Ven-
tura Blvd., No. 190, Wood-
land Hills, CA 91364. For
immediate info, visit
www.Prescriptions4Free.co
mi
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation -
first Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
at Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. After at-
tending orientation and com-
pleting the screening
process, you will be eligible
for volunteering in the Hos-
pice Attic thrift store, admin-
istrative offices as well as
helping at special events, ed-
ucational fairs, community
events and fund raising. To
register or for more info con-
tact Carolyn Long, 386-752-
9191.
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation -
third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. at
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. After at-
tending orientation and com-
pleting the screening
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Quality items donated by individuals and businesses in

Suwannee County. We welcome your donated items.

Items available include an entertainment center from

Suwannee Emporium, W.B. Howland Gift Certificate,

Dinner for Two at the White Lake Yacht Club, and

a vehicle from Rountree-Moore

and MORE!

Come and join the fun.

To donate an item call United Way of

Suwannee Valley at 752-5604 or Monja Robinson,

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for volunteering in the Hos-
pice Attic thrift store, admin-
istrative offices as well as
helping at special events, ed-
ucational fairs, community
events and fund raising. To
register or for more info con-
tact Carolyn Long, 386-752-
9191.
Lafayette County Veter-
ans All veterans of
Lafayette County for your
protection, your military
records DD Form 214, "Cer-
tificate of Release or Dis-
charge from Active Duty"
can be recorded in the
Lafayette County Court-
house. Please see the Clerk
of Court's office.
LillyAnswers Program -
Available to Floridians 65
and older who are enrolled in
Medicare, have an annual in-
come below 200 percent of
the federal poverty level and
have no other drug coverage.
Seniors may apply for the
program at no cost by calling
a toll-free number, 877-RX-
LILLY, or by filling out an
application. LillyAnswers
card enables them to receive
a 30-day supply of Lilly
pharmaceutical products that
are sold at participating re-
tail pharmacies for a flat fee
of $12. Info about the
LillyAnswers program is
available at www.lillyan-
swers.com or by calling toll-
free 877-RX-LILLY.
Love INC A non-profit
Christian group that repre-
sents local churches in find-
ing help for valid needs. Call
Ginny Peters, 386-364-4673,
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -
noon
MDA Assists people with
ALS through help with pur-
chase and repair of wheel-
chairs, support groups, ex-
pert-led seminars, an ALS
Web site
(www.als.mdausa.org) and
ALS-specific chat rooms
(www.mdausa.org/chat).
MOPS Mothers of
Preschoolers a gathering
of moms for encouragement
and fun. All mothers of chil-
dren from birth .to age five
are invited to attend. The
meetings are the second and
fourth Tuesday of the month,
September through May,
from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They
are held at the First Baptist
Church on Howard St. in
Live Oak. For more info,
please call 386-362-1583.
Marine Corps League
meets in Lake City First
Tuesday of each month The
Suwannee Valley Detach-
ment of the Marine Corps
League of the United States
meets monthly in Lake City.
Even months are met in Live
Oak at the Shriners Club,
odd months are in Lake City
at Quality Inn (formerly Hol-
iday Inn). Marines in Suwan-
nee County should call Dale
Condy, 386-776-2002 or
John Meyers, 386-935-6784.
Lake City representatives,
John Parker, 386-754-1980
or Bob Edgar, 386-755-1354.
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program presented by Solid
Rock Ministries, Inc. of
Jasper; at no charge to any-
one. Call for appointment at
386-792-2603. Helping to
apply Christian principles to
our every day living...
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville Barn-
yard Buddies, free admis-
sion, 3 p.m. every Wednes-
day and Saturday to meet
and greet the farm animals.
After the animal introduc-
tions, help with the after-
noon feeding. Toddlers and
preschoolers will love learn-
ing about the barnyard bud-
dies. Meet at the barn. For
more info, call 352-334-
2170 or visit www.natureop-
erations.org.
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville Living
History Days, every Satur-
day,
from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. with
staff in period dress inter-
preting day-to-day life on a
Florida farm in 1870. Sam-
ple homemade biscuits on
the woodstove with fresh
butter and cane syrup grown
and made on the farm. Help
feed the farm animals at 9
a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Free
admission. For more info
call 352-334-2170 or visit
www.natureoperations.org. -
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville Dis-
cover & Do, third Sunday of
the month, kids bring your
favorite adult for a fun ac-
tivity and make a cool craft
to take home. Meet at
Loblolly Environmental Fa-
cility on NW 34th Street be-
tween University and NW
8th Ave. Reservations re-
quired. Free admission. For
more info and to RSVP call
352-334-21.70 or visit
www.natureoperations.org.
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville Who's
Who in the Woods, last Sat-
urday of the month, natural-
ist-guided walk at 9 a.m. 1-
1.5 hours walk, wear com-
fortable walking shoes.
Meet at the education office,
3540 E. University Ave.
Free admission. For more
info call 352-334-2170 or
visit www.natureopera-
tions.org.
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville A
Night at the Owlery, By the
light of the silvery moon
with the owls and frogs
we'll croon...each Saturday
nearest the full moon. Come
at 7 p.m. with family and
friends for a lively variety
of talks, songs, hikes, fires,
and fun! Florida Wildlife
Care's Leslie Straub will
help us meet and greet our
noisy nocturnal neighbors,
the owls, at Boulware
Springs Historic 'Water-
works, 3300 SE 15th St.,
Gainesville. Free admission.
For more info call 352-334-
2170 or visit www.natureop-


erations.org.
NFCC Artist Series
2004-2005 Performances
will be held on campus at
the Van H. Priest Auditori-
um, Madison. This year's
line-up includes: Feb. 17,
Mark Twain on Stage: John
Chappell as Samuel L.
Clemens in look, in voice,
in gesture and above all, in
his own memorial words, he
lives again; March 3, Cham-
ber Orchestra Kremlin -
Russia's internationally
known ensemble performs.
Season passes $40 for
adults, $25 for children 12
and under. Become a spon-
sor $100 individual to $500
corporate. For more info,
passes, or to sponsor call
850-973-1653 or e-mail
artistseries@nfcc.edu/ Visit
on-line at
htpp://www.nfcc.edu/New-
sEvents/ArtistSeries/home.h
tml.
NFCC Children's The-
ater performances NFCC
will present "The Adven-
tures of Lewis and Clark"
by GMT Productions, Inc.
on April 18, with two per-
formances for sixth eighth
graders in NFCC's six coun-
ty service area. Performance
will be held at the Van H.
Priest Auditorium on the
Madison campus. For more
info visit
www.nfcc.edu/NewsEv-
ents/ArtistSeries/chil-
drentheater.html or contact
the NFCC College Advance-
ment Office, 850-973-1613.
NFCC College' Place-
ment Tests NFCC will
conduct College Placement
Tests (CPT) on computer
every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center, Bldg. 13,
on the Madison campus.
Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in
NFCC Student Services 24
hours before testing. There
is a fee of $10 for the test.
For more info, please call
850-973-1612.
NFCC E-Spotlight pro-
vides weekly information -
Interested in North Florida
Commtnunity College events?
Have current college news
and happenings delivered
directly to your e-mail ad-
dress through NFCC's e-
Spotlight. Alumni, former
faculty or staff and commu-
nity members interested in
keeping up with NFCC's
calendar of events and news
are invited to join the list of
e-Spotlight recipients. To
receive NFCC's weekly e-
Spotlight call the Office of
Institutional Advancement
at 850-973-1613 or e-mail
Kim Scarboro at scar-
borok@nfcc.cc.
Narconon Arrowhead -
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless
and out of control. Especial-
ly if you are the family
member or friend of an ad-
dict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assess-
ments and referrals to reha-
bilitation centers nationwide
by calling toll-free, 800-


468-6933 or logging onto
www. stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late.
Call Narconon now!
North Central Florida
Sexual Assault Center, Inc.
- provides individual and
group counseling for victims
of rape and incest. Any man
or woman who is 18 years
old or older and is a victim
of rape, sexual abuse or in-
cest is eligible to participate.
All services are free and con-
fidential. Call Victim Advo-
cate, Erica Nix toll-free at
Pager Number, 800-400-
7140. For other info, call
386-719-9287.
North Florida Workforce
Development AWI person-
nel, as part of the one-stop
system, strive to help dislo-
cated workers and other job
seekers find employment in
a prompt manner. AWI staff
now have office hours at the
One-Stop Centers in Hamil-
ton: 386-792-1229, Jeffer-
son: 850-342-3338,
Lafayette: 386-294-1055,
Madison: 850-973-9675,
Suwannee: 386-364-7952
and Taylor: 850-584-7604
counties as follows: 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday through Fri-
day, and alternate Saturdays
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parents of ADD and
ADHD Children If you are
interested in joining a sup-
port group call Lea-Anne
Elaine, 386-362-7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Center
- The Live Oak Pregnancy
Crisis Center at 112 Pied-
mont St. (behind the Amoco)
is open on Wednesday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. The center will offer
confidential counseling, free
pregnancy tests, clothes for
expectant mothers and in-
fants. The center will also
offer referrals to pro-life
doctors. Groups and church-
es might want to have a baby
shower and donate all the
items to the center. Also
needed: Maternity clothes
and hangers. Telephone 386-
330-2229; or toll-free 800-
696-4580.
Rainbow Acres Animal
Shelter A nonprofit, no
kill, animal shelter, needs
donations of all kinds, shel-
ter material, wood, fencing,
etc. Food, old pots, pans, etc.
Almost anything you no
longer need, we can put to
good use. Cash is also ac-
cepted to keep our kittens
and puppies healthy. Our an-
imals are free. Donations ac-
cepted, not required.
Free!!!!! Puppies and Dogs.
Kittens and Cats. Contact
Carolynn or Matt, 386-362-
3338.
Reach To Recovery -
breast cancer survivors visit-


ing breast cancer patients
with information and hope.
One on one visits. Free of
charge. Call toll-free, 800-
ACS-2345 to schedule a vis-
it. Sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Regional Heart Disease
and Stroke Prevention
Coalition serving Suwan-
nee, Lafayette, Hamilton,
Madison, Jefferson and Tay-
lor counties meets quarter-
ly. Please call Diana King at
850-342-0170 ext. 220 for
more info.
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park & Camp-
ground upcoming events
include Feb. 12 Sun
Country Jamboree; Feb. 14 -
Valentines Day; Feb. 22-24 -
Best of America by Horse-
back; Feb. 24 Mark New-
ton Band; March 5 Spring
Fling Garage Sale; March 12
- Sun Country Jamboree;
March 18 Cherry Holmes
Family; March 24-27 -
Suwannee Spring Fest;
March 27 Craft Village
Easter Egg Hunt.
Stephen Foster State
Culture Center State Park
- monthly Cracker Coffee-
house from 7-9 p.m. in the
Auditorium. Upcoming
events: Mike Seeger Banjo
Concert Feb. 12; Antique
Tractor and Engine Show -
April 1-3; Florida Folk Fes-
tival May 27-29. Open
stage night held the first Sat-
urday of every month with
songs, stories, yodeling, mu-
sic and much more. Coffee
and desserts available for
sale. Free admission at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park, White
Springs. Located on US 41,


three miles from 1-75 and
nine miles from 1-10. For
info on additional programs
and times, contact the park
at 386-397-4331, or visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/
stephenfosier/
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park -
Honored as one of 10 "21st
Century American Heritage
Parks" in 2003. For more
info, call 386-397-7009.
Visit www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster/
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park The Suwan-
nee Valley Bluegrass Asso-
ciation holds a jam at the
Pickin' Shed every Saturday
night at 6:30 p.m. and has a
covered dish pot luck every
first and third Saturday at 6
p.m. For more info, call 386-
842-5786.
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association
(SVBA) A non profit orga-
nization, is a group of ap-
proximately 80 local citi-
zens dedicated to building a
stronger community, whose
members volunteer their
time with active involve-
ment with associate sponsor-
ships of worthwhile commu-
nity activities and associate
members of the Council for
Progress and Suwannee
County Chamber of Com-
merce. SVBA donates two
academic scholarships each
year, donates Christmas
gift/food baskets each year
and sponsor of the children's
playhouse raffle at Christ-
mas. Featured speakers from
local businesses and a
catered dinner are the high-
lights of the evening at
monthly meetings. The gen-


eral public is invited to at-
tend and become members.
Donations of $5 a person are
accepted at the door to help
cover catering expenses. For
more info on joining the or-
ganization, contact Ronnie
Poole, 386-362-4539.
Wanted Have an hour a
week to share? Volunteers
needed at Surrey Place for
our extensive seven-day-a-
week activity program.
Many volunteers positions
are now open. Calling out
bingo or pokeno, reading to
residents who no longer see
well or sharing scriptures,
giving wheel chair rides in
the courtyard, helping with
special events or being- a
"helper/partner" on outings
out of the facility. Our goal
is to keep our residents'
lives fulfilled by being busy
and happy. For more info,
please call Karen or Ellie at
Surrey Place, 386-364-5961.
Wild Adventures upcom-
ing events include: Snow
Days Now-Feb. 28; Bowl-
ing for Soup Feb. 19; Terri
Clark and Josh Turner Feb.
26. Wild Adventures Theme
Park is located at 3766 Old
Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga.
For more info visit
www.wild-adventure.com.
CALENDAR OF
EVENTS
Through Feb. 28
Driver's license and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspection
checkpoints through Feb.
28, on Brown Road, CR 252,

SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 6C


I ATTENTION ALL SUWANNEE


COUNTY FAIR PARTICIPANTS


jRemembei; deadline for

sign up... for Dairy,

SGoat, Rabbit, Beef Heifers

and Poultry ,will be


I18, 201


r NO EXCEPTIONS

For more information o
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Liberty Tax Service
team up to offer Tax Time Rebate.
Let M&M Auto pay your tax bill when you use a portion towards your down payment.
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distinctive looks. They require no
maintenance ever, this industrial quality
materials will last for decades. You'll sleep
well knowing that your home can be found
quickly in the event of emergency. It's the 4 .
most cost-effective home insurance you can
buy! Also, a thoughtful gift for elderly |
relatives, families and young children or
those with medical conditions. These are -
only a few reasons why you should order
your NIGHT VISION REFLECTIVE
ADDRESS SIGN TODAY!!!

Call (386) 364-6854
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and nameplate only $65. 341R-F
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96 Cadillac Sedan Deville, 4r., i, 76k...................6,850
00 Saturn SC-2 18,495
00 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4dr., SE, Whte.....................8,995
03 Dodge Neon '8,995
01 Ford Taurus SES, wte, loaded, ....... ...........S9,85
01 Buick Regal LS, leather, champagne .......................9,995
00 Chevy Impala $9,995
01 Buick Regal Limited $9,995
99 Honda Prelude, owner '11,988


96 Ford Windstar $3,995
92 Nissan Sentra $3,995
91 Toyota Corolla $3,995
2000 Mitsubishi Galant '3,995
1986 Toyota Celica $3,995
1989 Dodge Conversion Van $3,995
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Bankruptcy V OK
Medical Problems & OK
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97 Chevy Tahoe '6,995
01 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab $7,995
01 Ford Windstar '8,995
02 Chevy Astro Van $9,995
00 Dodge Durango, SLT plus, leather .........................'11,995
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CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR
25-A, SR 47, SR 341, US
441, US 41, CR 245, CR
238, CR 135, Turner 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, CR 49, 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 County. Recogniz-
ing the danger presented to
the public by defective vehi-
cle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective
lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be direct-
ed to drivers who would vi-
olate the driver license laws


of Florida. The Patrol has
found these checkpoints to
be an effective means of en-
forcing the equipment and
driver's license laws of
Florida while ensuring the
protection of all motorists.
Lafayette High School
class of 1980 is looking
for classmates
Lafayette High School
class of 1980 is looking for
classmates in order to hold
their 25th class reunion. If
you are a classmate or if you
know someone in this grad-
uating class please call Su-
san Harris Allen at 386-935-
0901, Pam Zimmerman
Corbin at 386-935-3118 or
Jean Williams at 386-294-
1241.
Enter by Feb. 24
Suwannee High NJROTC
Chili Cook-off and Pie
Eating Contest on Feb. 26
Suwannee High NJROTC
will hold a Chili Cook-off
Contest at the Suwannee
County Coliseum, Live Oak
on Saturday, Feb. 26. Entry
fee $5 per individual, $25
for -businesses and for $5


spectators can sample all the
different chili plus a drink.
You must stay until awards
are given out, even if you
are out of chili. Deadline to
enter is Feb. 24. Set up at 9
a.m., judging starting at 10
a.m. and awards at 1 p.m.
Judges overall winner will
receive four tickets to Wild
Adventures. Bring chili
ready to go, one crock pot
full. Electric will be provid-
ed, but bring your own ex-
tension cord. Decorate your
table based on the theme of
your chili. You may display
a sign with your name or
business name on the table.
Chili will be judged on
taste, eye appeal and show-
manship. There will also be
a pie eating contest. Three
minutes to eat as many pies
as you can (no hands al-
lowed.) Entry fee $5 for 11
and up and $2.50 for ages 10
and under. To enter send
your name, address and
phone number and which
contest you are entering
along with entry fee to
NJROTC/Chili, P.O. Box


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Suwannee County
Cattlemen's Association
Heifer Raffle
Suwannee County Cattle-
men's Association Heifer
Raffle prizes: First Prize -
$500 or Beef Heifer; Second
and Third Prize one hind
quarter each; Fourth and
Fifth Prize one front quar-
ter each. Show steer cut and
wrapped by Mobley's Cus-
tom Cuts, Inc. Additional
gift certificates from Publix
and Wal-Mart. Drawing will
be held the night of the
Youth Beef Heifer Show at
the Suwannee County Fair
in March. Tickets $1 each.
Proceeds support Beef
Heifer Show. You do not
have to be present to win.
RSVP by March 12
School bus drivers
former and retired are
invited to retirement
celebration
All former and retired
Suwannee County school
bus drivers are invited to
help celebrate the retirement


of Hugh Mills and Diana
Evans. The event will be
held at 6 p.m. on Saturday,
March 19 at Sheryl's Buffet,
515 SW Fifth Street, Live
Oak. Dinners will be $12.50
per person. RSVP by March
12 to: Marianne Wood -
386-364-3575; Pete Sneed -
386-362-2122; Joan Fewox -
386-776-2555; Pat Bryant -
386-776-2231; or Karen
Willis 386-935-1317.
Checks may be made
payable to: Suwannee Coun-
ty Bus Driver's Club.
Buy tickets now!
Turkey Federation
Banquet to be held
Feb. 26
The Suwannee River
LONGBEARDS Chapter of
the National Wild Turkey
Federation (NWTF) will
hold its annual Hunting Her-
itage Fund-raiser Banquet
on Feb. 26 at the Columbia
County Fairgrounds in Lake
City. Doors will open- at 6
p.m. and dinner '\ill be
served at 7 p.m. Please con-
tact Todd Kennon at 386-
755-1334 or Tom Kennon at


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386-362-6353. The banquet
will include over 15 guns,
artwork, turkey calls and
turkey theme furniture. Rev-
enues from the banquet will
finance projects at the local,
state and federal level. Sin-
gle Ticket $55; Couples
Ticket $90; Jakes Ticket -
$20; Sponsor Ticket $275;
Sponsor Couples Ticket -
$300. Tickets can be pur-
chased in advance or at the
door. There are advertising
opportunities for individuals
and businesses. We look for-
ward to seeing you at the
banquet. Please bring your
spouse and children as they
are welcome.
Donations needed for
Pregnancy Crisis
Center Live Oak yard
sale scheduled for May
The Pregnancy Crisis Cen-
ter Live Oak staff are be-
ginning preparations for its
annual yard sale to be held
on May 13. They are now ac-
cepting donations of good,
clean quality household
items and clothing. Items
may be dropped off at the
Center's location at 112
Piedmont St., or for more in-
formation call 386-330-
2229. The Priegnancy Crisis
Center is a non-profit organi-
zation operating 100 percent
on private donations, serving
the needs of o\er 1.000
%women and babies in crisis
situations alone last year.
Apply now to be listed!
Fresh From the Farm a
market guide for
Suwannee County
The Suwannee County Ex-
tension Service is in the
process of creating a market
guide Fresh From the Farm
to help the general public
locate products straight from
the farm. This publication
will also identify various
agricultural custom services.
In order for this publication
to be most effective, it
should contain all local agri-
culture-related products and
ser. ices, and this s4i'-here
we need your help. Ifryou
have a farm product and/or
custom service you would
like to include in this direc-
tory, we need your informa-
tion. We have a form avail-
able to list this your products
and or services. This form is
available at our office or you
may call and we will put one
in the mail to you. Please fill
out the requested informa-
tion and send back to us, list-
ing your farm name, location
(911 address), and contact
information including your
business phone number.
When listing products and/or
services, please include the
approximate dates available
on your farm in order to ad-
vise the public when they
can expect to find these
products. This guide is in-
tended for all agriculture
products including livestock,
produce, small animals, ser-
vices and anything else that
would fit in the agriculture
category. If you have any
questions, please contact the
Suwannee County Extension
Service at 386-362-2771.
Our office is located at 1302
Eleventh Street SW, Live
Oak.
Now April 1
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now be-
ing evaluated thru April 1 -
for The Ten Star All Star
Summer Basketball 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 coun-
tries attended the 2004 camp.
College basketball scholar-
ships are possible for players
selected to the All-American
Team. Camp locations in-
clude: Babson Park and At-
lanta, Ga. For a free
brochure, call 704-373-0873
anytime.

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The 5th Army Associa-
tion tour of Italy, depart-
ing New York on June 15
The 5th Army Associa-
tion World War II, Italy, will
conduct a 10 day final tour
of Italy, departing New York
on June 15 visiting Rome,
Venice, Florence, Pisa, Sor-
rento and a special stop at
the American Military
Cemetery near Anzio. For-
mer members of the many
combat divisions and sup-
port groups, their families,
friends and those interested
in the history of the U.S. 5th
Army can contact Sny Can-
ton at 5277B Lakefront
Blvd., Delray Beach, FL
33484 or call 561-865-8495.
Suwannee High School
Class of 1975 plans
30-year class reunion
Suwannee High School
Class of 1975 plans 30-year
class reunion. For more info
contact Jane Gamble Lew,
386-776-1459 or Wayne
Mitchell, 386-330-2554.
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.
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior
Citizens schedule tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to:
The Dead Sea Scrolls Ex-
hibit, The Festival of Flow-
ers and a river boat cruise,
Mobile, Ala., March 8-11;
Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean, May 15-22; and
a San Antonio Experience,


Oct. 19-23. Costs and dead-
lines for payment vary for
each trip. The group meets
the first Monday, 10:30
a.m., Extension Building II,
Agriculture Center. Visitors
welcome. For more info,
contact Lula Herring at 386-
364-1510. NOTE: March
meeting canceled, next
meeting April 4.
Through Feb. 21
Lady of the Lake
Quilters' Guild will
exhibit quilts at the
Columbia County
Library, Lake City
Attention: Quilters and
Lover of Quilts! The mem-
bers of the Lady of the Lake
Quilters' Guild will exhibit
some their quilts at the Co-
lumbia County Library, 308
NW Columbia Avenue, Lake
City until Feb. 21. Come by
for a visual treat!
Feb. 16
Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak
A member of Congress-
man Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting
Live Oak on the third
Wednesday of every month
so the people of Suwannee
County have the opportunity
to personally discuss issues
concerning them. Congress-
man Boyd's staff is trained
to assist constituents with a
variety of issues relating to
various federal agencies. It
is important to Congressman
Boyd that his staff is avail-
able for those who are not
able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee
offices. Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff
this month will be Wednes-
day, Feb. 16, from 9:30 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m., Live Oak City
Hall, Live Oak.
Feb. 16
NFCC will conduct
GED tests
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED
tests at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1( in


the NFCC Technical Center
on the Madison
campus. Persons taking the
tests will be required to fur-
nish a Photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation
courses free of charge; there
is a fee for the test. Pre-reg-
istration is required. To reg-
ister please call 850-973-
1629.
Feb. 16
ServSafe Program
will be held
The Suwannee County
Extension Service, will be
providing food safety train-
ing on Wednesday, Feb. 16,
from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Extension
Office, 1302 Eleventh
Street, SW, Live Oak. Certi-
fication is required in Flori-
da for food managers of all
establishments. The Univer-
sity of Florida Food Safety
and Quality Program man-
ages the ServSafe Program
training (including all regis-
trations and material or-
ders). More info is available
about this training by calling
toll-free 888-232-8723 or
v i s i t'
http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu

Feb. 16
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball
game
The North Florida Com-
munity College Lady Sen-
tinels next home basketball
game will be played at 5:30
p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.
16, against Chipola at Colin
.P. Kelly Gymnasium on the
Madison campus. All home
games are free and open to
the public. For more info,
contact NFCC basketball
coach Clyde Alexander at
850-973-1609 or visit ath-
letics at www.nfcc.edu.
Feb. 17
American Red Cross
will hold a CPR for
Professional Rescuer
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross


of Suwannee Valley will
hold a CPR for Professional
Rescuer class from 6-9 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 17, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Feb. 17
NFCC Artist Series
presents MARK TWAIN!
On Stage
NFCC Artist Series pre-
sents MARK TWAIN! On
Stage: John Chappell as
Samuel L. Clemens at 7 p.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the
Van H. Priest Auditorium on
the North Florida Communi-
ty College campus in Madi-
son. Tickets: $11
adults/$3 students For more
info call 850-973-1653 or
visit artistseries@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 17
Florida Peanut
Producers 30th Annual
Membership Meeting
The Florida Peanut Pro-
ducers Association an-
nounces its 30th Annual
Membership Meeting will
be held Feb. 17, at the Jack-
son County Agriculture
Conference Center, 2741
Penn Ave.,, Marianna. All
peanut growers and spouses
are invited to a-ttend. Regis-
tration will begin at 6:30
p.m. (CST) followed by the
traditional smoked steak
dinner. Your association is
proud of the involvement
this past year both instate
and nationally in peanut
promotion, education and
research and we invite you
out for a night of food and
fun.

NFCC will conduct
College Placement Tests
(CPT)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
College Placement Tests
(CPT) on computer at 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 17, in the
NFCC Technical Center,


Building No. 13, on the
Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours
before testing. For more
info, please call 850-973-
9451.
Feb. 18
American Red Cross
will hold a Babysitting
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a Babysitting class
from 9 a.m. 4 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 18, at their office at
264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. For
info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Feb. 18
Everyone is invited to the
first Suwannee County
United Way Auction
United Way of Suwannee
Valley will hold its first
Suwannee County United
Way Auction on Friday,
Feb. 18. The event will be
held at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park.
Viewing of the items avail-
able for auction, along with
a silent auction, begin at
5:30 p.m. The live auction
begins at 6:30 p.m. John W.
Hill will serve as the auc-
tioneer. Don Miller, known
to many through his perfor-
mance of bluegrass music
on Power Country 102, will
provide entertainment prior
to the live auction. All busi-
nesses, agencies and indi-
viduals are invited to donate
new or used items in good
condition for the auction,
and all are invited to attend
the auction. Contact Monja
Robinson, Suwannee Coun-
ty Auction chair at 386-362-
1734 or United Way of
Suwannee Valley, 386-752-
5604, for additional infor-
mation or to donate an item.
Feb. 19
Black History Month
celebration
We are especially pleased


to invite each and everyone
to join in the celebration of
African American History
Month, a time to acknowl-
edge and honor the sacri-
fices and struggles of those
who came before us. We
hope you will join us in
viewing black history as
part and parcel of American
history. To learn and teach
this precious heritage is our
responsibility for the future
generations. Please join the
Suwannee County Commu-
nity Black History Commit-
tee on Saturday, Feb. 19, at
6 p.m. as they host this
year's black history pro-
gram. The program will
take place at Ebenezer AME
Church located on the cor-
ner of Parshley Street and
Houston Avenue. We hope
to see you there.
Feb. 19
American Red Cross
will hold a First
Adi/Adult CPR class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a FiAt Aid/Adult CPR
class from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.,
Saturday, Feb. 19, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Feb. 19
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park will host the
Audubon Great Backyard
Bird Count
The Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park will host
the Audubon Great Back-
yard Bird Count on Satur-
day, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Come help count
the birds in its rather large
"backyard." All levels of
experience are welcome and
only 15-30 minutes of your
time is required to partici-
pate. Bring binoculars and
field guides. Pick up and
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with education
Headaches are big business. According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), it is
estimated that industry loses $50 billion per year due to employee absenteeism and medical
expenses caused by headaches, and migraine sufferers lose more than 157 million workdays each
year. In excess of $4 billion is spent annually on over-the-counter pain relievers for headaches.
(Many of these are not strong enough for the headache sufferer.) Learning what triggers a
headache can help you treat it better, that way,
you can possibly prevent the onset of a
headache, or at least be able to better manage it
when it strikes.


TYPES OF HEADACHES
There are many types of headaches and just as
many triggers. Recognizing the type of headache
you have and tracking when it strikes will help .
you and your doctor develop a course of
treatment. Let's check out some of the most ,"
common types of headaches, courtesy of the
NHF.
Tension -- Pain in the area where the ':' .
muscles of the head and neck meet, commonly *
referred to as a "tension headache."
Approximately 78 percent of all headaches are -
classified as tension-type headaches. The pain is "
typically generalized all over the head. There V1,0_ .
appears to be a slightly higher incidence of this ,
type of headache among women, though that "
may be because more females than males seek .'
treatment. "
There are two types of tension-type .
headaches: those that occur in infrequent
episodes and those that occur daily. If chronic, '
the headache should be promptly treated to
avoid developing an addiction to pain-relieving -
drugs. The daily headache is often caused by
depression or other emotional problems. Headache pain can be crippling.Treat it by
Sufferers usually awake in the morning with the learning the different types of headaches.
headache and frequently have an accompanying
sleep disorder.
Vascular -- This is the category into which migraine falls; it also includes cluster headaches.
Migraine headaches are often hereditary. Therefore, if both parents suffer from them, there is a
75 percent chance their children will suffer as well. When only one parent is a migraine sufferer,
there is a 50 percent chance the child will be afflicted. Recent research has proven that migraines
do have physical causes, and triggers for many sufferers include diet, stress; menstruation and
environmental changes. A migraine attack can last from several minutes to several days -- totally
incapacitating the sufferer in the latter case.
An estimated 1 million Americans suffer from cluster headaches, and 10 percent of these are
afflicted with chronic clusters. Cluster headaches appear to affect primarily men, with 90 percent
of the sufferers being male., Although cluster headaches produce severe pain, they can go into
long periods of remission. No cause has been determined for this type of headache, but most are
treatable.
Organic -- These headaches are caused by diseases of the brain, eye, ear, nose or tumors.
Children do experience headaches. However, if headaches occur in the very young or very old,
it is important to rule out organic disease as the culprit. Young tension-type and migraine
sufferers can usually benefit from non-drug treatments such as biofeedback.
DETERMINING TREATMENT
To better assess a headache's severity, many health-care practitioners utilize MIDAS and HIT
in their evaluations. MIDAS, or the Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire, was
developed to measure migraine-related disability at work, school or during leisure activities, By
measuring the number of days missed in these activity areas due to migraine, the MIDAS tool
can get treatment right the first time a patient consults with his or her health-care provider. The
MIDAS score provides insight into the medical needs of patients and helps the healthcare
provider determine the appropriate treatment at the first consultation.
HIT, or Headache Impact Test, is similar to MIDAS in that it measures the severity and impact
of headaches on daily life. It helps identify triggers and can assist the health-care provider in
determining the proper treatment for each patient.
SIMPLE STEPS TO LIMIT HEADACHES
These tips are drug-free, cost-effective and are easy to use.
1. Diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing can help lower tension levels by bringing more
oxygen into the bloodstream. Lowering tension can help prevent headaches.


2. Massage can help relieve tension in all areas
of the body.
3. Hot or cold packs applied to the neck and
shoulders may also help relieve pain.
4. Progressive muscle relaxation can stop
stress and relax the body. Start with the feet and
work up.
5. Biofeedback teaches you to control
involuntary body functions like blood pressure,
heart rate and hand temperature. This technique
is a valuable tool for reducing migraine and
tension-type headaches.
6. Stretching relaxes muscles. Yoga or Pilates
may be great methods for achieving relaxation.
7. Taking a brisk walk helps release
endorphins which are the brain's natural pain
killers. Walk for five minutes, and think
relaxing, calming thoughts.
8. Visualization can reduce stress, thereby
reducing headache pain. Visualize yourself in a
serene place.
9. Meditation can help you achieve a state of
consciousness where you reduce stress-inducing
factors.
10. Taking a warm bath may also help relax
the body and thus reduce tension headaches.

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Family Dentistry
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MANTOOTH,
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General Orthopaedics

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* Occupational Medicine The
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* Sports Medicine center
Lake City Office 4367 NW American Lane
Phone 386-755-9215 Toll Free 1-888-860-7050
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Medicine


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American Board of Internal Medicine certified,
Fellow of American Board of Balance Medicine.
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Allergy and Asthma Lung diseases Women's Health
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main office. Guided nature
walk at 9:30 a.m. Free
workshop in the Basics of
Birdwatching at 1 p.m. For
more info contact Nancy
Birmingham-Hague at 386-
364-4373.


Feb. 19-20
A Wild Horse Adoption
will be held at the
Jacksonville Equestrian
Center
A Wild Horse Adoption
will be held at the Jack-
sonville Equestrian Center
on Feb. 19-20. Require-


ments: 12x12 feet
quate shelter and 20x
of corral space with
fencing six-feet hig
feet for burrows). I
to transport an
adopters must have
constructed horse
preferably a stock t


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"chili," if it's so hot?

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consider entering our fabulous

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of ade- halter and a leadrope. Appli-
x20 feet cation required. Animals
h sturdy will be adopted by competi-
h (five- tive bid minimum bid
In order $125. Schedule: Preview all
imal(s), day on Feb. 18, bid from 8
a solid a.m.,- 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 and
trailer, 8 a.m. noon on Feb. 20.
railer, a Free admission! Walk-ups
welcome! Bring your trailer
and a friend! Ask about the
new "Adopt a Buddy" Pro-
gram. For more info call
U.S. Department of the Inte-
rior, Bureau of Land Man-
agement, 601-977-5400 or
toll-free, 888-274-2133.
Feb. 20
Florida Museum of
Natural History in
Gainesville hosts lecture
IT on the chemistry behind
life
er The Florida Museum of
Natural History in
Gainesville will host a Sci-
ence Sunday lecture pre-
sented by Steven Benner ti-
tled "Astrobiology and the
^ Origins of Life" from 2-3
p.m. on Feb. 20. The lecture
is free and open to the pub-
lic. Steven Benner is the
University of Florida V.T.
and Louise Jackson Distin-
guished Professor of Chem-
istry. He will discuss and
demonstrate the chemistry
behind life and explain the
global model that he and his
colleagues are beginning to
d) construct. The lecture com-
plements the temporary ex-
hibition "Microbes: Invisi-
/ ble Invaders...Amazing Al-
lies," on display at the
Florida Museum through
ti. May 30. The Museum also
| f will offer "Sunday Snoop,"
where museum staff enter-
tain children ages 4-10 for
an hour with fun activities
and a guided tour for $5
while parents attend the lec-
ture/book-signing. Pre-reg-
istration is required. For
more info, call 352-846-
1.4 ,JR- 2000, ext. 277.


Feb. 21
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball
game
The North Florida Com-
munity College Lady Sen-
tinels next home basketball
game will be played at 5:30
p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21,
against Gulf Coast at Colin
P. Kelly Gymnasium on the
Madison campus. All home
games are free and open to
the public. For more info,
contact NFCC basketball
coach Clyde Alexander at
850-973-1609 or visit athlet-
ics at www.nfcc.edu.
Feb. 22
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, Feb.
22, at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Feb. 22
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 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.
Feb. 22
NFCC hosts Black
History Month
presentation by Carl Raye
followed by a Q&A moder-
ated by Dr. Tameka Hobbs
North Florida Community
College will host a Black His-
tory Month presentation "A
Killing in Choctaw: The Power
of Forgiveness" by Carl Raye


followed by a Q&A moderated
by Dr. Tameka Hobbs, at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Van
H. Priest Auditorium on the
Madison campus. Free to pub-
lic. For info, call 850-973-1635
or e-mail olivera@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 23
NFCC hosts Black
History Month lecture by
Carl Raye and Dr. Tameka
Hobbs
North Florida Community
College will host a Black His-
tory Month lecture by "A
Killing in Choctaw: The Power
of Forgiveness" by Carl Raye
and Dr. Tameka Hobbs, at 10
a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at
the Van H. Priest Auditorium
on the Madison campus. Free
to public. For info, call 850-
973-1635 or e-mail
olivera@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 23
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will meet
The Lady of the Lake Quilt-
ing Guild will hold its monthly
meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
23, at 10 a.m. at the Southside
Recreation Center, 901 Saint
Margaret Road, Lake City. The
program will feature an "Ugly
Quilt Contest." So look
through your closets or undei
the bed and bring the quilt that
was constructed using the
wrong colors, wrong pattern or
inappropriate fabric. Or what-
ever... The contest will be lots
of fun and we can laugh at our-
selves! The Guild is an organi-
zation for anyone interested in
quilts and the art of quilting.
The public is welcome. For
more details, contact President,
Sandy Lindfors, 386-362-6850,
or riverfolk@alltel.net.

Feb. 24
American Red Cross
will hold an Infant/Child
CPR/First Aid class
in Lake City
The American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley will hold an
Infant/Child CPR/First Aid
class from 6-9 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 24, at their office at 264
NE Hemando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to reg-
ister, call 386-752-0650.
Feb. 24
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community:
College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on,
computer at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 124, in,
the NFCC Technical Center,
Building No. 13, on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking the'
tests will be required to register
in NFCC Student Services 24
hours before testing. For more
info, please call 850-973-9451..
Feb. 26
Suwannee FFA Alumni Golf
Tournament
Suwannee FFA Alumni Golf
Tournament-Suwannee Coun-,
try Club, Live Oak, Saturday,'
Feb. 26. Four person team:
scramble, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee'
times. Lunch/door prize draw-
ings 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Entry
fee $200 per team, includes
golf, cart, lunch and prizes. For.
info and entry contact Richard,
Marable at 386-364-6554,
please leave a message.
Feb. 26
2005 Lafayette Baseball
Golf Tournament
The 2005 Lafayette Baseball
Golf Tournament will be held
at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26,
at the Suwannee Country Club,.
Live Oak. (Note: Original.
scheduled for Feb. 12) Four
man scramble with prizes to the:
top three teams. Cost: $50 per
player or $200 per team. Come
and support Hornet Baseball.
For more info, contact Derek
Garland, 386-294-3025 or
Joann Page, 386-294-2834.
Feb. 28


NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)'
on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.,:
in the NFCC Technical Center:
on the Madison campus. TABE'
is required for acceptance into:
vocational/technical
programs. Photo ID required.

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Pre-registration is required. To
register please call 850-973-
9451.
Feb. 28 March 11
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments FCAT Read-
ing, Math and Science Tests
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments FCAT Reading,
Math and Science Tests Feb.
28-March 11. FCAT is for
grades 3-10 (Grade 11-Adult
RETAKES). Each school has
more detailed testing informa-
Sion available. Daily student
attendance is critical during
these assessment periods.
March 1, 8, 15 and 22
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley Grief Support Group
will meet March
One of the most helpful
ways of coping with the death
of a loved one is to share with
others who are experiencing a
similar loss. In this four-week
support group, members have
an opportunity to express their
feelings and thoughts as well
as gain an understanding of
grief and how it impacts their
lives. Sharing is voluntary and
confidential. Please Note: You
must register to enroll in the
;j>i group. The group will meet
from 6-7:30 p.m. on.March 1,
8, 15 and 22 at Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL
Gateway Dr., Lake City. To
register or for more info, con-
tact Teresa James at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley at 386-
752-9191 or toll free 800-759-
6357.
March 2
Nation hits the scales for
the Third Annual
American Cancer
Society's Great
American Weigh In
The American Cancer Soci-
ety's Great American Weigh
In offers free, no obligation
weigh ins and BMI checks -
a calculation that uses both
height and weight to determine
if you're at a healthy weight.


Join us at local, participating
Weight Watchers locations
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 2, to learn
about BMI, learn tips to eat
better, be more active, and to
lose weight in a healthy way
and join the fight against can-
cer. To learn more about
weight management or to find
the nearest Weight Watchers
center, call toll-free 800-651-
6000 or log on to Weight-
Watchers.com.
March 19
Third Annual New York
Day in Lake City
Ever lived in New York
State? If so, join us at New
York Day, from 12:30-4 p.m.
on Saturday, March 19, at
Tucker's Fine Dining in the
Old Blanche Hotel building in
downtown Lake City (just
north of Olustee Park). We will
have happy hour with New
York snacks, dinner with both
Iris and German dishes, and
New York desserts. Tony
Buzzella will provide enter-
tainment. throughout the after-
noon and we'll have a New
York trivia contest as well.
Come and meet other former
New Yorkers. The cost is $13
per person for all food and
non-alcoholic beverages. A
cash bar will be available. Call
Maureen or Vern Lloyd at 386-
752-4885 or Ed Pettie at 386-
752-8520 for more info and
reservations.
March 21-23
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments SAT 10
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will administer Spring 2005


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April 1-2
3rd Annual Florida State
Bluegrass Festival
The Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce and
the Tourism Development
Council will present the 3rd
Annual Florida State Blue-
grass Festival at Forest Capital
State Park in Perry on Friday
and Saturday, April 1-2. This
emerging popular event
promises two days of top blue-
grass performers, vendors with
home-cooked food and arts
and crafts items. No entry fee!
Headlining the event will be
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
Southern Lite, Southern Gen-
tlemen, Capsized, Swinging
Bridge, Fifth Gear, River City
Connection and Palms Blue-
grass Band are scheduled to
appear. Shows scheduled be-
tween 4-11 p.m., on Friday and
noon-11 p.m. on Saturday.
Also to be held the same week-
end, the 3rd Annual Rotary
Club Chili Cook-off. First
place $500 savings bond,
compliments of Citizens Bank
of Perry, Second place $200
savings bond and Third place -
$100 savings bond, as well as
the popular "People's Choice
Award." For more info on the
festival, call the Chamber of-
fice and talk to Dawn Taylor,
toll-free at 866-584-5366.
Food vendors or arts and crafts
vendors call the Chamber.


Objects of Desire

in Suwannee Valley


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US 129 North,
SI Branford, FL
Gwyn's Gifts (386) 935-0714
Choose from a variety of
different classy &fun purses.
1031 West Howard St.
(386) 364-1440


n Heaven Scent

Boutique
Beautiful pictures & much, much more
300 E. Howard St., Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-6251


Suwannee

Emporium


Come see the beautiful furniture with
a variety of different styles & fabrics
525 NW Walker St., Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-5320


For an opportunity to be a part of "Details" submit your
request by fax to (386) 362-7291 or call (386) 362-1734


R&R

Tractor

Parts
Come check
out the spinners
944 N. Ohio Ave.
Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-2651


President's Day


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REGIONAL DISPOSAL SALE
NEW & USED VEHICLE SELL-OFF
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WHERE:
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LIVE OAK, FL
Corner of US 90 & Hwy. 49
(next to S&S Food Store)
WHEN.


4 DAYS ONLY


Wed., Feb. 16


8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


SThurs., Feb. 17 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Fri., Feb. 17
Sat., Feb. 19.


4 DAY NEW


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8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
USED


VEHICLE SELL-OFF!
Choose from hundreds of NEW and LATE MODEL
TRADES, CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED,
LEASE TURN-INS & QUALITY USED CARS!


If we make a deal
WE'LL PAY OFF
YOUR TRADE
NO MATTER WHAT
YOU OWE!


FIRST COME


SiEST ROCK BOTTOM DISPOSAL SALE PRICING!
TIBu I|I DON'T MISS THIS ULTIMATE NEW &
ItLeWvINCS USED VEHICLE SELL-OFF!
THIS SALE HAPPENS ONLY ONCE...


THIS IS YOUR ONLY NOTICE!


Bring your title,


payment book and check book!


(386) 623-2424 or (386) 623-2422


W.A.C., on select vehicles, see dealer for details. Sale hosted by Sunbelt Honda of Lake City


- FIRST SERVED privilges at


GR~IM
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144150DH-F


VIRTUALLY EVERY
MAKE & MODEL
Fords, Hondasjoyotas, Nissans,
Chevrolets, pontiacs, Jeeps, Dodges,
Chryslers, Mazdas, Cadillacs, Infinitis,
I Mitsubishis & More! I


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