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Uniform Title: Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
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Publisher: F.M. DeGraffenried
Place of Publication: Jasper Fla
Creation Date: March 1, 2007
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    Section C: North Florida Focus
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    Section C: Calendar of Events
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    Section C: We Take Your Health to Heart
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    Section C: Calendar of Events
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    Section C continued
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    Section C: Town Mall
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    Section C continued
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    Section D: Classified Marketplace
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    Section D continued
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    Section D: Comics
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Page 9A


Former


chief


arrested
Joseph Subic
was booked on
two counts of
insurance fraud-
false application
and presenting
false claim
The Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
completed their investiga-
tion of former White Springs
Police Chief Joseph Subic
and issued two warrants for
his arrest on Monday, Feb.
26, according to FDLE Pub-
lic Information Officer Phil
Kiracofe. That evening Subic
surrendered himself to the
Hamilton County Jail, after
investigators notified his le-
gal counsel of the warrants,
Kiracofe said.
Subic was booked on two
counts of insurance fraud -
false application and pre-
senting false claim, accord-
ing to Kiracofe. Both charges
are third-degree felonies.
The investigation began
last year, when an unidenti-
fied source in Hamilton
County notified FDLE be-
cause Subic claimed his girl-
friend as a dependent on his
health insurance policy,
Kiracofe said.
At the time, Subic was the
police chief in White
Springs. During open enroll-
see Former, Page 2A


The Florida Trail Association (FTA) held a celebration in White Springs on Friday. Feb. 23, in honor of its recoc
nition as the first Gateway Community along the trail. Mayor Joseph McKire, left, and Deborah Stewart-Kent, E
ecutive Director of the FTA, unveil the signs that designate the town as a Gateway Community. See more phot
on 7A. Staff Photo

White Springs celebrates selection

as first Gateway Community


What is a Gateway Community? It is a communi-
ty along the Florida Trail where hikers can stop to
enjoy a short rest or a longer stay. You can eat at
restaurants, shop, tour historical locations or enjoy
natural attractions. Then you can stay overnight at a
campground, hotel or bed and breakfast.
Does that sound like the Town of White Springs?
The Florida Trail Association (FTA) thought so.
They were so impressed with the, town's amenities,
they named White Springs the first Gateway Com-
munity on the trail.


The FTA held a ceremony in White Springs on
Friday, Feb. 23, to unveil the town's Gateway Con
munity sign. Association members, government of
ficials, local people and visitors gathered at the Na
. ture and Tourism Center to celebrate the fulfillmei
of a vision.
White Springs has been a tourist destination since
'the 1800s when travelers came to stay at tine hotel
I and to bathe in the sulfur springs. Its beauty has


see White Springs, Page 7A


, WHITE
SPRINGS

Exit audit

reviewed
Town begins search
for new police chief
During a special meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 27, White
Springs Mayor Jos.eph
McKire told the Council he
did not receive a response
to a letter he had sent to
former police chief Joseph
Subic. The letter informed
Subic the Council had ac-
cepted his letter of retire-
ment and invited him to
participate in an exit audit.
Jasper Police Chief Jeff
McGuire and Johnny
Young, a local citizen, be-
gan the exit audit on Mon-
day, Feb. 26, according to
Mayor McKire. He re-
ceived a copy of the inven-
tory on Tuesday before the
meeting.
"The inventory went
g.- well. It was a thorough in-
:-x- vventory but there are some,
tos items we couldn't find,
that we should have had,"
McKire said.
SThe'Council decided to
let Mayor McKire and Offi-
cer-In-Charge Tracy Cap-
pellia review the results of
the audit to determine if
immediate action was
a- needed. If, so, another spe-
f- cial meeting will be called.
?- Otherwise, the Council will
nt discuss the audit at the
regular meeting on March
ce 20.
s The Council also ad-
dressed the continuing op-
see White Springs, Page 2A,


Heyward Davis injured in Iraq
Captain Heyward Davis was slightly injured
when the US Army Blackhawk helicopter in
which he was a passenger was shot down near
Tijis, Iraq, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, according to
his father, Judge RB Davis of Jasper.
The aircraft, one of two flying to Tijis, was en-
gaged by small arms, a fifty-caliber machine gun
and a larger anti-aircraft weapon. The pilot and
crew responded promptly by returning fire and
believe they hit one of the larger weapons.
The pilot took immediate and appropriate eva-
sive action, but the tail of the helicopter was
struck and the tail rotor knocked off. The plane
crashed but everyone walked away from the
S crash except one soldier who was injured. CPT.
Davis carried the injured man from the crash.
.Aircraft were sent immediately to help the
CPT Heyward Davis damaged helicopter. The trail helicopter provid-
ed suppressive fire
until additional help
arrived. Two Kiawah
District Teacher, and then two Apache


School-Related Employee
of the Year announced
Every' 'ear schools in the Hamilton County
School District select a Teacher of the Year and a
School-Related Employee of the Year. The District
Offices and the General Services Department also
select an Employee of the Year.
A district committee met in December to choose
a teacher and employee from these candidates to
represent the district in the Florida Teacher of the
see Distric, Page 2A


see Heyward, Page 2A


Crime Stoppers and HCSO fundraiser


Investigator Pam Allen and Martha Ard of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office dish up
plates of chicken and rice with all the fixings during their Relay For Life fundraiser on
Friday, Feb. 16. The HCSO and the Crime Stoppers would like thank all those who
helped with the dinner and who bought dinners. They encourage everyone to attend the
Relay on Friday and Saturday, March 16 17, at the old high school football field, locat-
ed at 1153 NW US 41 in Jasper. It will begin at 6 p.m. with the Survivors' Lap. Staff Photo


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Year Program and the
Florida School-Related Em-
ployee of the Year Pro-


gram.
The Florida Teacher of
the Year Program honors
those who inspire a love of
learning in their students.


TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Lee Wetherington-Zamora,
NHE Principal, said she was very surprised to be select-
ed as the Teacher of the Year for the District. "I appreciate
the support of the teachers and staff at North. They are
wonderful," she added. School Board Member Don Fenne-
man, former NHE Principal Jeff Burnham and Superinten-
dent of Schools Harry Pennington (1-r) were on hand to
congratulate Wetherington-Zamora (holding roses). Photo
Submitted


The committee chose Lee
Wetherington-Zamora, was
school counselor at North
Hamilton Elementary
(NHE) and is now Princi-
pal, as the representative
for the District this year.
Wetherington-Zamora
has a degree in elementary
Education and has taught
kindergarten and fifth
grade. She has attended
various professional devel-
opment workshops and is
in her second year of grad-
uate studies of the master
program for Educational
Leadership.
"Mrs. Zamora has done
an outstanding job at
NHE," said Jeff Burnam,
former NHE Principal.
"She has a good touch with
students and communi-
cates well with them. She is
very dedicated and never
hesitates to give her very
best in what ever she is
called on to do."
The Florida School-Relat-
ed Employee of the Year
Program recognizes sup-


port personnel in the edu-
cation system who make
important contributions to
their schools. The commit-
tee selected Lucille Sey-
more, an educational para-
professional at NHE, to
represent the District this
year.
Seymore has worked at
NHE for 28 years. During
that time she has attended
many training courses and
received numerous
awards.
This year, Seymore is
working with fifth and
sixth grade students to im-
prove their reading and
math skills. She also helps
them prepare for the
FCAT. As a school moni-
tor, she supervises children
in the mornings before.
they go to their classes, at
lunch time and during In
School Supervision (ISS).
When needed, she also
works for the teacher as a
substitute, .as the, front of-
fice receptionist, and as a
copy-work assistant.


"As a paraprofessional,
Mrs. Seymore has always
exhibited professionalism,
knowledge, concern for
students and an unfailing
positive attitude," said
Burnam.


Brown's Flowers of
Jasper donated a dozen
roses to both Wethering-
ton-Zamora and Seymore.
The School Board will hold
a reception in the spring to
honor them.


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Lucille Seymore, an educa-
tional paraprofessional at NHE, was selected as the
School-Related Employee of the Year for the District. "I was
at a loss for words when I was chosen," she said." It is a joy
to represent the district." School Board Member Don Fen-
neman, former NHE Principal Jeff Burnham and Superin-
tendent of Schools Harry Pennington (1-r) congratulated
Seymore (holding roses) also. Photo Sutmnied


White Springs


Continued From Page 1A

eration of the police de-
partment. Town Manager
Robert Townsend said the
agreement with the
Hamilton County Sheriff's
Office (HCSO) to provide
additional assistance
would end on March 7.
He said the HCSO had in-
dicated there would be a
charge for continued ser-
vices after that date.
Officer Capallia noted
the department was oper-
ating smoothly, although
they could use more offi-
cers. She said that she felt
comfortable running the
department without con-
tinued weekly assistance
from the HCSO. She,


would be available to help
her, just as would be
available to help them if
they needed assistance.
With the retirement of
Subic, Officer Capallia is
the only full-time officer
on the police force. One of
the part-time officers re-
cently 'transferred to an-
other department. The re-
maining part-time and re-'
serve officers have been
working extra hours to fill
the time slots created by
the vacancies. Two officers
have submitted their ap-
plications to the depart-
ment for background
checks and verification of
credentials.
Townsend 'said accord-
ing to the town'Ls standard


adde&',if she needed assigs-: operating' procedures, the
tance, then the HCSO Town would hbve to ad-


vertise the position of po-
lice chief in-house for 10 .
days to allow present em-.
ployees an opportunity to
apply for the job. If there
are no applications or if
none of the applicants-
have the qualifications for
the job, then the Town
would advertise the posi-
tion publicly.
The three members of
the Council present May-
or McKire, Vice-Mayor
Ralph Hardwick and,.-
Coretta Udell Ford voted
unanimously to advertise
the position in-house as
soon as possible and 'if the
position is not filled to ad-
vertise publicly.
After the meeting, Offi-
cer Capallia said, "I appre-
ciate all the support and
help from the community,


AGENDA
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Room 112 Courthouse 207 Northeast First Street
Jasper, Florida
MEETING DATE: MARCH 6,2007
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BY NUMBER WILL BE TAKEN IN ORDER FROM THE
BEGINNING OF THE-MEETING REGARDLESS OF TIME. HOWEVER, THE TIME CERTAIN
ITEMS LISTED WITH SPECIFIC TIMES WILL COMMENCE AT THE SPECIFIED TIME.

LISTED ITEMS.
1) COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC UNAGENDAED APPEARANCES (*)
2) CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
3) DISCUSSION OF 2006 07 CDBG PROGRAM
4) PROCEDURE FOR RENTAL OF COUNTY FACILITIES REVIEW DRAFT
5) DISCUSSION OF COURTHOUSE RENOVATIONS
6) DISCUSSION OF TEST WELL FOR 1-75 & SR 6 INTERCHANGE
7) DISCUSSION OF LANDFILL ISSUES
8) APPROVE BILLS
9) CORRESPONDENCE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
10) ADJOURN
TIME CERTAIN ITEMS
9:00 A.M. CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
9:15 A.M. COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS STATUS REPORT
9:30 A.M. REPORT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND REQUESTS NANCY
OLIVER

DUE TO PUBLICATION DEADLINE, THIS AGENDA MAY NOT CONTAIN ALL MATTERS
BEFORE THE BOARD ON MARCH 6, 2007. A COMPLETE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED AFTER
1:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007 AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT, HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, JASPER, FLORIDA.

Persons appearing before.the Board are requested, if possible, to submit in writing the subject matter of
their appearance before the Board not later than Wednesday prior to the Board Meeting the following
Tuesday.

(*) NOTICE: Persons appearing before the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, not
having given notice in time to be included and shown on the Agenda, and desiring to make a
presentation, will be limited to five (5) minutes in the interest of meeting time. The Board of County
Commissioners will hear and listen to persons appearing whose subject has not been shown on the
agenda; however, action by the Board on any such matter can only be taken upon determination of an
emergency situation. Any identifiable group of three (3) persons or more shall be limited to a total of ten
(10) minutes per topic.

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if any person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board, agency or commission, with respect to proceedings and that, for
such purpose, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.

NOTIFICATION: IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR ATTENDANCE
AT THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, ROOM 106, 207
NORTHEAST FIRST STREET, JASPER, FLORIDA, TELEPHONE (386) 792-1288, NOT LATER
THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TDD (386) 792-0857.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD:
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007 6:00 P.M.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CONSENT AGENDA
March 6, 2007

1)MINUTES APPROVE: February 20, 2007 Regular Meeting

2) DEPARTMENT HEADS ACTION ITEMS:

3) DEPARTMENT HEADS INFORMATION ITEMS:
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my officers and the Sher-
iff's Office. I couldn't do it
without them."
Ford said the depart-


ment was more(visible
now. "There's a friendly
face around town and the
morale is up."


Townsend also said the
community appreciated
the officers being visible
for support and protection.


Heyward


Continued From Page 1A

helicopters quickly arrived
on the scene and provided
further cover and suppres--
sive fire.
Additional choppers
were sent to evacuate the
passengers and crew and
to recover the downed he-
licopter. One Apache gun-
ship helicopter was able to
engage and destroy a truck
full of armed insurgents as
it rushed toward the crash
site following the ambush.
CPT. Davis called his
wife in Ft. Lewis, Wash.
and his parents here on the
morning of Thursday, Feb.


22, to tell them his injuries
were relatively minor and
that everyone else escaped
with their lives.
"It was a well planned
aerial ambush but every-
one on our -ide did their
jobs just right great flying
.by the pilot and terrific re-
sponse by the crew," said
CPT. Davis. "On the
ground the soldiers all got
eachother out and formed
a perimeter and prepared
to fight it out. The gun-
ships arrived and' finished
what the enemy started.
No US losses and several
insurgents put out of ac-
tion.",


Former
Continued From Page 1A

ment for benefits for town employees in Au-
gust 2006, Subic had his girlfriend added to
his health insurance policy by claiming her,
as a dependent, according to Kiracofe. How-
ever, by legal definition she did not qualify
as a dependent. Subic's girlfriend was not
employed by the agency, Kiracofe said.
Investigators notified Todd Kennon, the
town's attorney, in February, that Subic was
being investigated on allegations of criminal
conduct. In a special meeting on Feb. 6, the
White Springs Council voted to suspend
Subic without pay until further notice. Subic


CPT. Davis was born in
Jasper but moved to
Gainesville while in the
third grade. He attended JJ
Finley'Elementary and
Westwood Middle School,
and graduated in 1995
from Gainesville High
School where he was cap-
tain of the swim team. He
was: a long time member of
the FAST s\\im team at the
University of Florida. He is
a 1999 graduate of the
United States Military
Academy atWest Point, -
NY. He and his family ap-
preciate the many prayers
for his safety.


then submitted his letter of retirement on
Feb. 13.
Subic said Tuesday, "We'll just have to let
the criminal justice system work out its
course. I do not feel guilty. I have been in-
volved in law.enforcement for 20 years and
I have never intentionally done anything
wrong, let alone committed a crime."
Subic was released from jail Monday
evening after posting a $7,500 bond. If con-,
victed of the charges, Subic could potentially
Lose his law enforcement certification, Kira-
cofe said.
Town Officials who were contacted for a
comment did not reply or had no comment.


THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


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and Shelter Program the EOC
Hamilton County has been chosen to receive $7,308 to
supplement emergency food and shelter programs in this United Way of Suv
area. Agencies interested in applying for Emergency nee Valley is seeking
Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Rita Dopp, unteers to assist the t
United Way of Suwannee Valley, 386-752-5604, for an ap- county Emergency M
plication. The deadline for applications is March 2. agement Centers (EC


Tammy Law from Hamilton County High School attended a Guidance Summit hosted by
North Florida Community College on Friday, Jan. 26. The program included an update on
technical offerings of the college and an overview of services for students with disabilities.
The participants learned about the College Goal Sunday project, which helps high school
students sign up for financial aid. They also learned about the statewide April campaign,
"Go Higher Get Accepted," that encourages students to enroll in college. A round table
discussion' wrapped up the morning's program. Becky Sellers (Madison County High
School), Tammy Law and Tiffany Bellenger (Suwannee High School) take a lunch break
after the Guidance Summit. Photo Submitted


New Dollar Tree Storein Lake Park


Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.,
the nation's largest $1 dis-
count variety store, opened
its doors at a new location
in Lake Park, Ga. The 12,836
square foot store is in Lake
Park Outlet, located at 5185
Mill Store Rd.
Not only is Dollar Tree a
fun place to shop, it is a
great place to get the things
you need. Consumers can
find exceptional variety and
value for everyday, season-
al and specialty items as
well as food and snacks,
health and beauty care ne-
cessities, office supplies,
toys and much more. It is a
great way to get more for
your money.
Shopping at Dollar Tree is
becoming an increasing
part of American life. Retail
statistics show that 69 per-
cent of all US households
shop dollar stores and well
over one-third of all Ameri-
cans visit a dollar store each
month.. More and more
shoppers are visiting a dol-
lar store first to find bar-
gains before they shop
more traditional retailers.
Dollar Tree has rapidly
expanded its business in the
dollar store marketplace, of-


Medicape/Medicaid
Information meeting
Alapaha River Band of
Cherokee Inc., in conjunc-
tion with United Health
Care, will hold a meeting
and dinner on Saturday,
March 3, at 5 p.m. at the
Woman's Club in Jasper.
Topics will include
Medicare/Medicaid pre-
scription drug and supple-
mental insurance plans.
For more information call
Chief "Eye of Eagle"
Georgie Burke at 938-4843,
Sondra Parker at 386-266-
1175, or Vice Chief Deborah
Stalvey at 638-0117, or visit
.www.freewebs.com / ar-
bcherokeeinc.


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that appeal to the whole
family. It's the nation's lead-
ing $1 discount variety store
chain, offering a, vast array
of products including house


ware, seasonal goods, food,
toys, party goods, personal
accessories, books, candles
and more.
For more information vis-
it www.dollartree.com.


Stay warm with EHEAEP


The weather has been
really cold and there is
more on the way. While
this is not a problem for
an elder who can pay
their electric bill, it is
cause for concern for one
who cannot. This is where
the Emergency Home En-
ergy Assistance for the El-
derly Program (EHEAEP)
can help.
EHEAEP provides one-
time assistance for house-
holds with both an ener-
gy crisis and a member
aged 60 or older. An ener-
gy crisis is an impending
shut-off or a current shut-


off of electricity, a lack of
heating supplies or a bro-
ken heating system.
EHEAEP will help the
household by providing
help with paying their
electric bill, buying heat-
ing supplies or fixing
their heating system.
To be eligible for
EHEAEP, the household
must meet income guide-
lines by household size.
To find the EHEAEP Ser-
vice Provider in your area
and apply for EHEAEP,
call the Elder Helpline at
1-S00-96-ELDER (1-800-
963-5337).


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Third Annual Suwannee County

United Way Auction

set for March 2
United Way of Suwannee Valley will hold its Third An-
nual Auction on Friday, March 2. The event will be held at
the Live Oak Church of God Gym. Preview of' the items
available for auction and a silent auction will begin at 5:30
p.m. The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. John W. Hill will
serve as the auctioneer.
All businesses, agencies and individuals are invited to
donate new or used items in good condition for the auc-
tion, and all are invited to attend.
Contact Monja Robinson, Suwannee County Auction
Chair, at 386-362-1734 or United Way of Suwannee Valley
at 386-752-5604, for additional information or to donate an
item.


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good interpersonal and
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can assist in answering the
phones for the Community
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in the EOCs. These volun-
teers serve as the link be-
tween the county emer-
gency management offices
and the public when the
EOCs are activated for
emergencies, such as hurri-
canes.
To volunteer or for more
information contact Tracy
Palmer, United Way Long
Term Recovery Coordina-
tor, at 752-5604 or e-mail
unitedway@bellsouth.net.


Springtime events in Florida
From explorer Juan Ponce de Leon who the southeastern United States, a collec-
named the territory La Florida because of tion of.artists and artisans, delicious food,
its flowery beauty.to the millions of eco- great entertainment and a kids' park that
tourists who traverse the state annually, will delight children of all ages. For more
travelers have been captivated by the information call 850-606-2305 or 800-628-
greenery of the Sunshine State. This 2866 or visit www.seetallahassee.com.
spring, there is something for everyone as Return to the Emerald City during the
Florida will be abloom with green events. Wizard of Oz Fest on Friday and Satur-
With azaleas in full bloom the town of day, March 9 and 10, in Orange Park, and
White Springs and Stephen Foster Folk meet Meinhardt' Raabe, the Munchkin
Culture Center State Park along with the Coroner from the original Wizard of Oz
State of Florida Nature and Heritage Movie. For more information call 904-
Tourism Center will sponsor the Wild 838-8151 or visit www.claytourism.com.
Azalea Festival on Saturday, March 17. In Green Cove Springs, near Jack-
The festival will feature live music, arts sonville, The International Garden and
and crafts, nature hikes, a duck race in Flower Show will begin Saturday, March
the Suwannee River and the crowning of 17, and will feature a variety of garden:
Little Miss Azalea. For more information themes from all continents as well as
call 397-2310 or visit www.white- Florida trees, plants and flowers of the
springs.org. season. For more information call 904-
Springtime Tallahassee will celebrate 448-9247 or visit www.claytourism.com.
the charm and coziness of this southern For a more comprehensive list, visit
city on Saturday, Mar. 31. With spreading www.VISITFLORIDA.com. VISITFLORI-
oak trees and lovely parks it's a good' DA is the official tourism marketing cor-
time to enjoy one of the finest parades in portion for the state of Florida.


March 1-4 9th Annual Anniversary of Pastor Kathy
Hawkins of the Jesus the Living Word House of
Deliverance Church in Jasper. For more information
contact the church at 792-3431.
March 1 Hamilton County Democratic Executive
Committee's Second Annual Dinner from 6 p.m. until 8
p.m. at the Telford Hotel in White Springs. Cost is $25
per person. For tickets call 386-303-2039 or contact
any member of the committee.
March 1 Relay for Life Meeting at 5:30 at the Jasper
United Methodist Church. All team captains must be
there to finalize plans.'Any questions or concerns
contact Penny Mickler at 792-3745.
March 3 The men of First Baptist Church of White
Springs will host.a Men's Day Extravaganza at the
PCS Conference Center. For more information contact
Jerry Bullard at. 867-4850.
March 3 Jasper Woman's Club yard sale at 8 am. at
the club house at 403 NW 6th Ave.
March 3 Hamilton County Riding Club meet at the
Hamilton County Arena at 1 p.m. Games begin at 2
p.m.
March 4 Dramatist Betty Gray to perform at Burnham
Christian Church at 6 p.m.


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March 4 Ninth Annual Anniversary of Pastor Kathy
Hawkins of the Jesus the Living Word of House of
Deliverance Church in Jasper. For more information
contact the church at 792-3431.
March 7 Protecting yourself from frauds and scams
program at 10 a.m. at the Hamilton County Senior
Center, located at 1509 SW 1st St., in Jasper.Topics
include identity theft, telemarketing.fraud, home repair
fraud, and how to report fraud. For more information,
call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-
963-5337.
March 10 Gospel Sing at Long Branch
Congregational Methodist Church located on CR 135
in White Springs at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
March 17 7th Annual Wild Azalea Festival in White
Springs
March 17-18 FL/GA Youth Rodeo will be at the
Hamilton County Area. Free admission, everyone
welcome.
April 14 Hamilton County High School Prom
April 28 10th Annual Open Bass Tournament hosted
by the Jasper Volunteer Fire Fighters at the Bienville
Plantation. For more information call 792-2181 or 792-
2211.


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THURSDAY. MARCH 1. 200









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Does democracy really deserve
the praise it receives? According
to Webster's Dictionary, democ-
racy is defined as "government
by the people; especially: rule of
the majority." What's so great
about majority rule? Let's look at
majority rule, as a decision-mak-
ing tool, and ask how many of
our choices we would like settled
by what a majority likes.


A

MINORITY
'VIEW




2007 Creators Syndicate
BY WALTER WILLIAMS


Would you want the kind of
car that you own to be decided through a democratic
process, or would you prefer purchasing any car you
please? Ask that same question about decisions such as
where you live, what clothes you purchase, what food
you eat, what entertainment you enjoy and what wines
you drink. I'm sure that if anyone suggested that these
choices be subject to a democratic process, you'd deem it
tyranny.
I'm not alone in seeing democracy as a variant of
tyranny. James Madison, the father of our Constitution,
said that in a pure democracy, "there is nothing to check
the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the ob-
noxious individual." At the 1787 Constitutional Conven-
tion, Edmund Randolph said, ".. that in tracing these
evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbu-
lence and follies of democracy." John Adams said, "Re-
member, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, ex-
hausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy
yet that did not commit suicide." Chief Justice John Mar-
shall observed, "Between a balanced republic and a
democracy, the difference is like that between order and
chaos."
Our founders intended for us to have a limited repub-
lican form of government where rights precede govern-
ment and there is rule of law. Citizens, as well as govern-
ment officials, are accountable to the same laws. Govern-
ment intervenes in civil society only to protect its citizens
against force and fraud but does not intervene in the cas-
es of peaceable, voluntary exchange. By contrast, in a
democracy, the majority rules either directly or through
its elected representatives. The law is whatever the gov-
ernment deems it to be. Rights may be granted or taken
away.

Workshop on mandatory

fire safety inspections

for any public building


The Hamilton County
Board of Commissioners
will host a public work-
shop concerning manda-
tory annual fire safety in-
spections of any and all
buildings that are accessi-
ble to the public.
The guest speakers are
Gabe Mazzeo and John
Holley from the State Fire
Marshall's Office. They


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.
324673-F

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH


1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275 S. Wendell Hill, Pastor
Sunday
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship...................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................11:00 a.m.
Church Training......................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting.....................7:00 p.m.
324674-F
JASPER FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH
207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658
Pastor: Bill Floyd
Sunday
,: r ii ,,i,- : r,,:,,,
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday

324675-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.
324676-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 Evening Worship, Youth Happening,
RA's, GA's 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Supper 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Discipleship class for adults,
Youth activities, Children's Choirs.....6:30 p.m.
Van pick-up upon request 324677-P


will discuss statutes,
rules, and other authori-
ties related to performing
fire-safety inspections as
required by the codes and
Laws.
The workshop will'be.
held at 1 pI.m., Thursday,
March 1, in the Court-
house Annex, 1153 US 41
NW, Jasper, FL 3252 (old
high school).


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
13159, S.E.C.R. 137, Jasper, FL
Pastor-Avin Miller 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.
324678-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.
324679-F

'METHODIST


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 Study 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
Choir Rehersal 6:30 p.m.
www.newbetheljasper.com
324681-F
FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor Dale Ames 4
Phone- 386-792-1122
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning W orship.........................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
324686-F


Clearly, we need government,
and that means there must be col-
lective decision-making. Alert to
the dangers of majority rule, the
Constitution's framers inserted sev-
eral anti-majority rules. In order to
amend the Constitution, it requires
a two-thirds vote of both Houses,
or two-thirds of state legislatures,
to propose an amendment, and re-
quires three-fourths of state legisla-
tures for ratification. Election of the


president is not done by a majority popular vote but by
the Electoral College.
Part of the reason for having two houses of Congress is
that it places an obstacle to majority rule. Fifty-one sena-
tors can block the wishes of 435 representatives and 49
senators. The Constitution gives the president a veto to
thwart the power of 535 members of Congress. It takes
two-thirds of both houses of Congress to override the
president's veto.
In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison wrote,
"Measures are too often decided, not according to the
rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by
the superior force of an interested and overbearing ma-
jority." That's another way of saying that one of the pri-
mary dangers of majority rule is that it confers an aura of
legitimacy and respectability on acts that would other-
wise be deemed tyrannical. Liberty and democracy are
not synonymous and could actually be opposites.
Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at
George Mason University. To find out more about Wal-
ter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syn-
dicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndi-
cate Web page at www.creators.com.


Job Fair scheduled March 21
Job hunters and job recruiters will have the perfect
opportunity to get together at an area-wide job fair
scheduled Wednesday, March 21. at the Forest Capi-
tal Hall Auditorium (the Armory) in Perry from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. Employers interested in hiring
youtth-' should stay until 3 p.m.
lob fair organizers say the event will attract em-
ployers and prospective employees from Hamilton,
leffer-on, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor
counties. Businesses can reserve a space in advance
by calling Suzan Bain, Taylor Employment Connec-
tions, at 850-584-7604 or email bains@'nfwdb.org.
Re-ervations are $25.
For more information about the Job Fair contact
Suzan Bain.


Preventing frauds and scams class
Learn how to protect yourself from frauds and scams
duringg a program that will be held on Wednesday, March
S;7, at 10) a.m. at the Hamilton County Senior Center, locat-
ed at 1509 SW 1st St., in Jasper. Topics will include identi-
ty theft, telemarketing fraud, home repair fraud, and how
to report fraud.
For more information, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-
96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337.


IC HURCH23iB33-SEYTE


JASPER CHURCH OF GOD
408 Palmetto Ave., Jasper, 792-2312
Pastor: Michael Wirt
Sunday
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening (1st Sunday of each
Month 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Training..... ...............7:00 p.m.
Ministering to all ages.


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.
324680-F


324682-F 7

SST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH
BURNHAM Three miles north of Jasper U:S. 41
CHRISTIAN CHURCH P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053 Rectory U.S. 90 E.,
938-1265 LiveOakFL
Pastor: Robert Carter L ei 3Ok18 F
Sunday (386) 364-1108
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday MASS 8:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m. 324665s-F
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
324683-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...............1....10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study (all age groups)................7:00 p.m.
Call Church for Directions
324684-F


City and County Meetings


Democracy or liberty


County Chamber of Com-
merce, Inc., located at 1153
US Hwy. 41 NW, Suite 4
(old high school) will meet
on Wednesday, March 7, at
Cowboys in Jasper. For
more information call 792-
1300 or visit www.hamil-
toncountyflorida.com.
March 8 Hamilton
County Development Au-
thority, located at 1153 US
Hwy. 41 NW, Suite 4 (old
high school), will meet at 7
p.m. For more information
call 792-682,8.


Pet immunization time is here


March is immunization
time for pets in Hamilton
County. This year it is espe-
cially important to immu-'
nize pets due to the in-
creased incidence of human
and animal contact with ra-
bid animals.
Everyone should make a
special effort to immunize
their pets and control their
activity to minimize an en-
counter with rabies and to
ensure resistance to rabies if
bitten by a rabid animal.
The Hamilton County.
Health Department and the
municipalities of Jennings,
Jasper and White Springs
have scheduled the follow-
ing rabies .immunization


clinics for pets:
Saturday, March 3, Dr.
Huston's Veterinary Clinic,
910 NW US 41, Jasper 9
a.m. until 12 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, Jen-
nings Fire Station, Hamilton
St., Jennings 9 a.m. until 12
p.m.
Saturday, March 13,
White Springs Veterinary
Clinic, 10606 Bridge St.,
White Springs 1 p.m. until
3 p.m.
The pet immunization
clinics have been estab-
lished as a convenience to
pet owners in Hamilton
County. There will be a re-
duced price of $6 per pet for
rabies shots at each clinic.


Volunteers are needed in
Hamilton County for the
award-winning SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders),Program.
SHINE is a free, unbiased
Medicare and health insur-
ance information and
counseling program that
helps seniors select a
Medicare prescription
drug plan, apply for free
or reduced cost drugs


through pharmaceutical
company Patient Assis-
tance Programs and learn
about Medicare eligibility
and coverage issues, sup-
plemental policies, and
long-term care options.
Free comprehensive
training is provided.
Mileage is reimbursed and
lunch is included. Contact
the Elder Help Line at 1-
800-262-2243.


Published weekly every Thursday. USPS #755-980
Office located at 105 NE 2nd Avenue,
Bank of America, Jasper, FL 32052
Phone (386) 792-2487 FAX (386) 792-3009
E-mail address: jaspernewsl@alltel.net

Myra Regan .......... ............... Publisher
Melody Lee ............................. M manager
Candice Pike ..............Administrative Assistant


Periodicals postage paid at Jasper, FL.
Annual subscription rate is $16 in county,
$23 out of county and out of state.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:
The Jasper News, 105 NE 2nd Ave., Jasper, FL 32052

Letter to the Editor and Article Policy
Letters to the Editor and news articles can be mailed, FAXed
or dropped off at the news office located in the Bank of Amer-
ica Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Letters to the Editor should be typed, doubl-spaced if pos-
sible, brief and to the point, approximately 150 to 200 words or
less. Not all letters are published. To be considered for publi-
cation Letters to the Editor must be signed, include the
writer's address and phone number, and in the Jasper News'
office on Friday before 5 p.m.
News Releases, 400 or less words, should be typed, double-
spaced if possible, brief and to the point. Not all articles are
published.
Letters and articles may be edited to fit available space. Well
written letters/articles require less editing.
To mail your letter/ article, send it to: The Jasper News, 105
NE 2nd Ave., Jasper, FL 32052 or FAX it to: 792-3009.


Mayo Manna House

Fund Drive
March 1, to April 30, 2007 we are having a fund
drive to match a challenge grant. These donations
can be food, cash, checks, as well as pledges (tax
deductible). These funds as well as the grant will
permit adding a 36 foot by 80 foot four room
addition to the back of the existing building. This
will permit adding a bedroom, displaying more
clothing, household items, furniture, books, and
better food distribution. Any and all donations are
appreciated.


Send Checks to:
Mayo Manna House
2849 E US 27
Mayo, FL 32066


Drop off food or any
donations at:
297 SE Pine St.
Mayo, FL 32066
10 a.m, to 2 p.m.


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Phone: 386-294-2150 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other times: 386-294-2338
Fax: 386-294-2338 337888aF


March 6 Hamilton
County Board of County
Commissioners will meet at
9"a.m., in the Board Room
at the Hamilton County
Courthouse, 207 NE First
St., Jasper. For more infor-
mation call 792-6639 or 792-
1288.
March 6 -Jennings Town
Council will meet at 7 p.m,
at the Jennings Town Hall,
1199 Hamilton Ave., Jen-
nings. For more informa-
tion, call 938-4131.
March 7 Hamilton


SHINE volunteers needed

in Hamilton County


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Mercie Lee Solomon-Hall
Mercie Lee Solomon-Hall,
a life-long resident of
Jasper, Florida, passed
away on February 24, 2007.
Her homegoing service will
be held at Greater Poplar
Springs Baptist Church on
Martin Luther King Jr. Dri-
ve in Jasper, on Saturday,
March 3, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.
Her family will receive
friends at Hall's Memorial
Chapel in Jasper on Friday,
March 2, 2007, from 6:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Profes-
sional mortuary services
provided by Charles T. Hall
Funeral Home.

Bobby Creech
Bobby Creech, 56, of
Jasper, Florida, passed
away Monday, February 26,
2007, in his home after a
long illness. Born in Live
Oak, Florida, he lived in
Jasper all his life and was an
electrician with PCS in
White Springs for thirty-six
years. Mr. Creech served
with the US Army National
Guard and was a member
of Corinth Baptist Church
in Jasper.
Survivors include his
daughter, Stacy Proctor of
Live Oak; two sons: Robby
Creech of De Leon, Florida,
and Travis Creech of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; three sisters:
Jeanette Jordan of Live Oak,
Dorothy King of Jasper, and
Edna Johnson of Hosford,
Florida; two brothers: Ver-
non Creech of Live Oak,
and Gerald Creech of
Jasper; two grandchildren:
Tyler Proctor and Ethan
Creech.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 11:00 a.m. on
Thursday, March 1, 2007, at
Corinth Baptist Church in
Jasper with Reverend
Charles Johnson and Rev-
erend Gary Abbott officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in
the church cemetery. In,,lieu. ,
.of flowers; the tainml) ie-
quests donations be made
to Corinth Baptist Church
Building Fund, 7042 41st
Ave. SW, Jasper, FL 32052.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak, Florida, is in
charge of all arrangements.


Jasper Woman's Club

to hold yard sale


Clean out your closets
and garages the Jasper
Womans Club wants
your donations for their
yard sale to raise money
for their building fund.
Bring donated items to
the club house located at


403 NW 6th Ave. in
Jasper on Thursday and
Friday, March 1-2, from
9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The yard sale will be-
gin at 8 a.m. on Satur-
day, March 3, at the club
house.


Ninth Annual Anniversary

of Pastor Kathy Hawkins
Everyone is invited to come celebrate the Ninth Annual
Anniversary of Pastor Kathy Hawkins of the Jesus the
Living Word House of Deliverance Church on US 41, in
Jasper, from Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March
4.
For more information contact the church at 792-3431.


Hamilton County Democratic

Executive Committee dinner


Hamilton County De-
mocratic Executive Com-
mittee's Second Annual
Dinner will be held
Thursday, March 1. The
Chair of the Florida De-
mocratic Party, Karen L.
Thurman, will be the
guest speaker.
The committee will also
honor the Democratic
members of the Hamilton
County Board of County


Commissioners as well as
some members of the lo-
cal community for their
efforts over the past year.
The cost of the dinner is
$25 per person; it will be
held at the Telford Hotel
in White Springs from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets
can be bought by calling
386-303-2039, or by con-
tacting any of the mem-
bers of the Committee.


Miss Suwannee

River Valley Pageant

set for March 24
Would you like to be the next Miss America? Come
.join in the fun as Suwannee River Valley of North Flori-
da Pageants, Inc. hosts the First Miss Suwannee River
Valley Scholarship Pageant in Branford. This event is
open to young women 17 to 24 years who reside in the
following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Colum-
bia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madi-
son, Suwannee, Taylor and Union.
. The pageant is affiliated with the Miss Florida and
Mis- Anierica Scholarship programs. ,
'The pageant ill be held, Nlreh'24, 'at,' p.i.: at the,
Branford High School Auditorium.
Contact Diane Walker-Saunders, Co-Executive Di-
rector at 386-935-6380 or 386-208-9426, or Kellie Curl,
Co-Executive Director at 386-935-6280 or 386-688-7447
for more information.
Deadline for entry is March 10.


NWTF


Hunting


Heritage


Banquet

The National Wildlife
Turkey Federation (NWTF)
will hold its Fifth Annual
Madison County Hunting
Heritage Banquet at the
Madison County Central
School, located on HWY 90,
two miles west of Madison,
on Saturday, March 3.
Doors will open at 5 p.m.
and an all-you-can eat
seafood buffet will be
served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets
will be sold at the door.
A silent auction, live auc-
tion and raffles -will be
held. 'This is a non-alco-
holic event, so bring your
family and enjoy a great
evening with us.
For more information
contact Walley Davis at 1-
850-973-6260.

Relay for Life
Meeting to be

held today,
An important Relay for
Life meeting will be held to-
day, March 1, at the Jasper
United Methodist Church'
at 5:30 p.m. All team cap-
tains must be there to final-
ize plans.
Any questions or con-
cerns contact Penny Mick-
ler at 792-3745.


The Friends of Drug Treatment
Courts, Inc. will host their First Annual
Charity Golf Tournament on Friday,
March 23, at Southern Oaks Golf Club,
located at N Commerce Blvd., in Lake
City. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. ,and
the Shotgun Start begins at 10 a.m. The
format is a four-person scramble.
The Friends of Drug Treatmerit
Courts, Inc. mission is to reduce sub-
stance abuse and related criminal activi-
ty by providing opportunities designed
to promote behavioral changes in partic-
ipants through community support.


Betty Gray

Dramatist Betty Gray to

perform at Burnham

Christian Church

Betty Gray, nationally known speaker, dramatist
and musician, will appear at Burnham Christian
Church, located at 4520 NW CR 146 in Jennings, on
Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m. She will perform a drama
entitled "As the Pulpit Turns." This dramatization
portrays the memories of Gray's life. All the funny
stories you have heard Gray tell through the years
she now acts out on stage. This drama promise- to
bring an evening of laughs and tears. Everyone is in-
vited.


They serve the communities of Hamil-
ton, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette, Madi-
son, Suwannee and Taylor Counties.
Registration fees start at $125. All do-
nations are tax deductible.
Grand prize is a 2007 Chevrolet Silver-
addo 1500,. donated by Eddie .Accardi
Chevrolet Mazda. Door prizes will also
be available. Sponsorships are also need-
ed.
-For more information call Mike Bur-
roughs at 386-758-0519 or 352-284-1464
or Chase Moses at 386-754-2212 or 386-
365-2908.


Norris Notes

By Lillian Norris


Wasn't Mon-
day a beau-
tiful day;
can spring
be far behind? Anyhow we
can look forward to many
more days like Monday.
John Davis Jr. (Pete) of
Leesburg, was a guest last
week of his mother, Vir-
ginia MacFarlane, and his
sister, Margaret Lewis and
family. On Sunday, Pete,
Margaret and Elizabeth
Lewis attended Church at
First Baptist, Jasper, with
their mother.
Margaret Lewis, and Eliz-
abeth Sullivan of Madison,
enjoyed a shopping treat to
Gainesville recently. They
were joined, for lunch by
one of Margaret's former
students, Faye Jones Moss.
Faye is a 1982 honor gradu-
ate of Hamilton County
High School. She earned
her undergraduate and
graduate studies in the field
of education at the Univer-
sity of Florida. She is princi-
pal of Metcalf Elementary
in Gainesville and is well
known for her attributes in


education throughout the
state. Faye is the daughter
of Issabelle Jones Miller and
the late Mr. Jones. She and
her husband have one
daughter who is a senior at
Florida State University.
Trey Norris celebrated
his birthday last weekend
with a spend-the-night par-
ty at his home. Trey will be
11 on March 4, but due to
other circumstances he cel-
ebrated early. The baseball
theme was used. His grand-
parents, Richard and Ann
Shepard, spent the week-
end; came down from
Sycamore, Ga., especially
for the occasion. Leigh Ann,
Kaleigh and Leigh Ann's
father attended a horse
show in Quincy on Satur-
day, where Leigh Ann and
Kaleigh participated. Of
course I attended the birth-
day party also.
The town has been quiet
as there has not been much
outside activity with stu-
dents and teachers this
week. They have all been
busy with FCAT tests. Now
they are behind them and


we wait and hope for good
results. We know they have
been working hard at it. ,
Have you noticed the
signs as you come into
Jasper, from the triangle
from White Springs and
Live Oak, and leaving
Jasper, "Veterans Memorial
Parkway, Designated by the
2006 Legislature of the State
of Florida?" We planned to
talk with Mr. Lumpkin, Vet-
erans Service Officer, when
we first noticed the signs a
few weeks ago. I do not
know how long they have
been there.
Speaking of signs, we al-
ways like to make note of
the Chamber of Commerce
sign. I did not realize how
much it means until coming
into town on Monday after-
noon, all events had been
removed to put up new
ones. Thank you for keep-
ing us informed.
I missed the Chili Cookoff
Saturday, too many birth-
day events, but you will
read about it elsewhere. I
heard it was a "hot time."
Other things of note, the


building that has been re-
done, which we remember
as being the home of The
Jasper News when we came
to Jasper, with the Ehlert
family in charge also
Ehlert's Jewelry, with Bob,
Bea and family always
available there is already a
church meeting there, and
we are told by a reliable
source, that there will be a
breakfast/lunch diner
opening there; hopefully
soon.
We do miss Bob and Bea
and their family who have
moved away. Thanks for
those who have' stayed.
The Caldwell family had
The Jasper News there first,
I think, I know they did at
one time; maybe they start-
ed it. We will have to talk
to the Caldwell family
members who are still
here.
Across from the Post Of-
fice, the dental office is get-
ting a new face lift ready for
spring. This building was
built for Dr. Billy Mitchell to
open his practice when he
completed dental school at


Warehouse Sale
First Saturday of the Month
Comforter Sets Window Coverings
Bedspreads Pillows
Saturday, March 3rd -,
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Emory University, and fin-
ished his tours of duty in
the service. Later bought by
Dr. Wade Norris, then Dr.
Ben Norris joined his father
and later took over the
practice. Other dentists are
assisting Dr. Ben, and with
his staff, they are maintain-
ing the office.
There is also action in the
middle of town, what we
remember as the Levin
building, I think Bruce
Gleuck owns it now. We
hear there may be a fitness
center opening there in the
near future. A new attor-
ney, Ralph Deas, has
opened his law office in the
office building across from
the Baptist Church.


Next week we plan to tell
you more about the won-
derful day we had at First
Presbyterian Church of
Jasper on Sunday so many
visitors and hearing of the
special people who have
been the heart of the church
for 95 years. It is our under-
standing that First .Baptist
had a celebration on Sun-
day -also. This may be a sly
way to get you to look for-
ward to next week's issue.
We do want to thank every-
one who made First Presby-
terian celebration a Special
Day.
So, until next week, keep
in touch.
Lillian Norris 792-2151
norrislw@alltel.net


The Hamilton County Tax

Collector's office will be closed on

Friday, March 9,2007 and


Monday, March 12, 2007

for renovations.

Normal hours will be resumed on

Tuesday, March 13, 2007.


First Annual Friends of Drug Treatment

Courts, Inc. Charity Golf Tournament


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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


THURDAY.MARH 1.200









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L By Johnny Bullard


At this writing, our weather is spring like, and
we enjoyed a wonderful and spring like
weekend. The kind of weather that the folks
up north hear about and want to enjoy. Our
false-spring may not last for long, but aren't we thankful
for these mild interludes; I know I am.
The first official day of spring in not until March 21. The
month of March will come in on Thursday. What is the old
saying -"In like a lion and out like a lamb," or, "In like a
lamb and out like a lion?" March is generally considered
to be a windy month. It really might not be a smart quip if
you tell someone to "Go fly a kite," as March is the kite
flying month.
Our thanks are extended to Joy Howell and all of the of-
ficers and board members of the Hamilton County Cham-
ber of Commerce for their hard work on the first Chili
Cook-Off held at the JRE Lee, District Office Cafeteria on
Saturday, Feb. 24. There were a number of outstanding
displays and entries. I hope, in the future, that this event,
will become larger. I know that the barbeque cook-off held
in Lake City is huge. In fact, their "Wild Hog and Pig
Crazy" barbeque event will be happening soon.
The seventh annual Wild Azalea Festival will be held on
Saturday, March 17, in White Springs and will feature re-
gional foods, outstanding musical performances, arts and


LI I


NOTES





ARREST

REPORTS

Editor's note: The Jasper
News prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your name
appears here and you are later
foundpnot 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
ICE Immigration and
Custom Enforcement
JAPD Jasper Police De-
partment
JNPD Jennings Police
Department
OALE Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P&P Probation and Pa-
role
SCSO Suwannee Coun-
"ty Sheriff's Office
WSPD White Springs
Police Department
Feb. 18,- Agustin Perez-
Shut, 25; 1521 East 142nd
Ave. #16, Tampa, Fla.; dri-
ving under influence, no
driver's license; FHP.
Feb. 18. Desiree M. Black,
24; P.O. Box 501, Jasper; vi-
olation of probation; HCSO.
Feb. 19, Dennis J. Beard,
40; 2933 NW 67th Court;


crafts, the Little Miss Azalea contest and much more. For
more information contact Mitzi Nelson at 397-2733. Make
your plans to attend this event.
The Hamilton County Democratic Party will hold an ap-
predation dinner on Thursday, March 1, at the Telford
Hotel dining room beginning at 6 p.m. The Hamilton
County Commission will be honored for their contribu-
tions to the county and its people. Elizabeth Barrett, long-
time committee member, along with Isaac Chandler, out-
going chairman will be recognized for their years of ser-
vice.
The featured speaker will be Honorable Karen Thurman,
Chairperson for the Florida Democratic Party. Rhett
Bullard, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic
Committee will serve as emcee. We appreciate the efforts
of all the members. Thanks in advance to Nick and Cathy .
Lyras and all the staff at the Telford.
Our prayers are extended to the family of Mr. Rufus Og-
den Sr., Lake City. Mr. Ogden was well and favorably
known in our area. He was an outstanding business man,
and he was a good Democrat. He was married to the late
Meriba Ferguson Ogden, who preceded him in death, and
he is survived by a son, Rufus Ogden Jr., and a daughter,
Meriba Ogden Green, both of Lake City.
I had a nice note from one of my favorite individuals,
Bess Jones, Lake City. She served our district as the school
health nurse for a number of years and a number of indi-
viduals could attest, including Irene Morgan, that Mrs.
Jones was a dedicated health professional. We went on a
field trip one summer. I am a native of this county and
have lived here all my life, but I had never seen the Bel-
Iville area and the lakes on the northern end of the county
- Octahatchee, and Alcyon. We had a marvelous day dri-
ving around and taking in the exquisite bucolic beauty of
that area. I will never forget the laughter we shared and
how much we enjoyed the day.
Our prayers are extended to the family of the late Rev.


Jennings; driving while li-
censed suspended / re-
voked, driving under influ-
ence; FHP.
Feb. 19, John L. Land, 26;
8160 NE 35th Ave., Jasper;
violation of probation for
criminal mischief; HCSO.
Feb. 19, Earnestine 0.
Johnson, 63; 16995 Sunrise
Dr., White Springs; criminal
use of personal ID; HCSO.
Feb. 20, Beverly D.
Humphries, 49; 3704-1
107th Ave., Jasper; aggra-
vated battery on law en-
forcement officer, felony
criminal mischief, petit
theft, battery on two counts;
JAPD.
Feb. 20, Marcus D.
Thompson, 25; 3848 NW
103.Loop, Jasper; violation
of probation; HCSO.
. Feb. 20, William W.
Lewis, 49; 618 West Walker
St., Live Oak, Fla.; in serv-
ing 18 month sentence for
bed and breakfast; HCSO.
Feb. 21, Theron Reynolds
Sr., 49; P.O. Box 905, Jasper;
violation of probation;
HCSO.
Feb. 21, Ben A. Shade, 49;
16963 Mill Street, White
Springs; failure, to appear;


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HCSO.
Feb. 21, Dylan B. Smith,
30; 9214 SE 142nd Blvd.,
White Springs; one year in
county jail; HCSO.
Feb. 22; Richard F. El-
more, 33; 198 Hill Dale
Glen, Lake City, Fla.; bur-
glary of occupied dwelling,
battery, criminal mischief;
WSPD.
Feb. 22, Robyn Cooper,
23; 5151 NW CR 141, Jasper;
violation of probation; P&P.
Feb. 23, Alexander G.
Rottiero, 34; 2089 69th Ave.,
Jennings; cultivating mari-
juana, possession of more
-than 20 grams of marijuana;
DTF.
Feb. 23, Elio L. Cordero,
52; 2089 NW 69th Ave., Jen-
nings; cultivating marijua-
,na, possession of more than
20 grams marijuana; DTF.
Feb. 23, Jennifer L.
Hogan, 32, 11185 NE 39th
Dr., Jasper; failure to ap-
pear; HCSO.
Feb. 23, Christopher N.
Seymore, 23; 10760 37th
Trail, Jasper; violation of
probation for possession of
control substance, resisting
without violence, violation
of probation for leaving
scene of accident, posses-
sion of control substance
with intent to sell, sell of
control substance within
1000 ft of church; HCSO.
Feb. 23, William A. Mid-
dlebrook, 28; 16934 Sunrise
Dr., White Springs; in to
serve fifth weekend of sen-
tence; HCSO.
Feb. 24, Edith Galindo,
36; 6784 NW 26th Trial, Jen-
nings; sale of fraudulent
documents, unauthorized
possession of fraudulent
documents; FDLE.
Feb. 25, Roque Gonzalez-
Olvera, 26; 2506 W Groyle
.St., Chicago, Ill.; failure to
stop agricultural station, no
valid driver's license, hold
for ICE; DOA.
Feb. 25, Magnum R.
Brown, 26; 10573 Ohio Dr.,
White Springs; violation of
probation; HCSO.


and Mrs. C.C. Curry, Live Oak. Fire tragically claimed the
lives of this couple who mean so much to so many in our
area. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Feb.
24, from the African Baptist Church, Live Oak.
Students in Hamilton County's public schools are en-
gaged in taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment
Test, better known as the "FCAT." We wish everyone all
the best. Our thanks are extended to all our staff members
especially our school level guidance counselors and to
Karen Mitchell, our district director of testing and assess-
ment.
Our kindergartners, first and second graders are taking
the Stanford 10 Assessment, and we wish them all the
best, too.
The Town of White Springs was honored by the Florida
Trails Association on Friday, Feb. 23, and became one of

see White Springs, Page 9A


Jasper Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006 DR 000310
DIVISION
DIANA L. SINGLETARY,
Petitioner
and
DANA R. SINGLETARY,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Dana R. Singletary 812 31st Ave. E,
Bradenton, FL 34208.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Diana L. Singletary whose address is
2915 NW 67th PL., Jennings, FL 32053, on or
before January 4, 2007, and file the original
withthe clerk of this Court at 207 NE 1st'
Street, Room 106, Jasper, FL 32052, before
service on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, in-
cluding orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You
may file Notice of Current Address, Florida
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automat-
ic disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: November 16, 2006.
GREG GODWIN
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Johnson
Deputy Clerk
03/01, 08, 15, 22


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2006-CA-324
DIVISION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSE WAYNE GREER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
February 15, 2007 and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-324 of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for HAMILTON
County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and JESSE
WAYNE GREER; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
SOUTH FRONT LOBBY OF THE HAMILTON
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the
15th day of March, '2007, the following de-
scribed property as set. forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK "C", TIMBER LAKE ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 60
THROUGH 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUM-
BERS H175483GL & H175483GR.
AK/A 3019 NW 60th Place, Jennings, FL
32053
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 15, 2007..
Greg Godwin
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria, Codills & Stawlarski
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F06017790
**See Americans with Disabilities Act. In ac-
cordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should
contact the A.D.A. coordinator no later than 2
(two) days prior tot he proceeding contact
clerk of the court 207 N.E first Room 106
Jasper (TDD) (386)-792-0857.
3/1, 3/8


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Jasper Legals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE
HAMILTON COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
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 160.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Hamil-
ton County Land Development Regulations,
as amended, .hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations, objections,
recommendations and comments concerning
amendments, as described below, will be
heard by the Planning and Zoning Board of
Hamilton County,. Florida, serving also as the
Local Planning Agency of Hamilton County,
Florida, at public hearings on March 13, 2007
at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the mat-
ters can be heard, in the County Commission
Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at
207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida.
(1) LDR 07-2, an application by the Board of
County Commissioners, to amend the text of
the Land Development Regulations by
amending a portion of-Section 2.1, Definitions
General, providing a definition for flag lots and
by adding Section 4.2.37, specifying that flag
lots shall not be permitted within any zoning
district.
(2) LDR 07-3, an application by the Board of
County Commissioners, to amend the Official
Zoning.Atlas of the Land Development Regu-
lations by changing the zoning ,district from
AGRICULTURAL-1 (A-1) to AGRICULTURAL-
4 (A-4) on property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Sections 15, 16,
21 and 22, Township 1 North, Range 11 East,
Hamilton County, Florida. Being more partic-
ularly described, as follows: The Southwest
1/4 of said Section. 15; the East 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of said Section 16; the North-
east 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 2;
and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of said
Section 22.


Containing 360.00 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.
CC~oPe2 c. irm a~errnvamr.l are, as- ;i3.le for
l'l: r c r l Ir., Otfic IrE Lar.d Use
tL,,-nr..;]. l, I.-.i:,51,,3 a1 'p 4 JtCrlr.eazl First
Street, Room 1, Jasper, Florida; during regu-
lar business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made 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-
based.
3/1

Notice
NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to Section
336.10, Florida Statutes, that a public hearing
shall be held by the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Hamilton County, Florida, on Tues-
day, March 20, 2007, at 6:05 PM., in the
County Commissioners Board Room (Room
112), Hamilton County-Courthouse, 207
Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida, regard-
ing the request of David H. Mead and his wife,
to vacate, abandon, discontinue, close, re-
nounce and disclaim any right of the County
and public, under Section 336.09, Florida
Statutes, as to all of that part or portion of the
certain County (public) graded road, called
SW 57th Street, described as follows:,Begin at
the intersection of SW 57th Street with Coun-
ty Road No. 141, Section 20, Township 1
North, Range 12, East, Hamilton County, Flori-
da; then, run South, along said SW 57th Street
to the North line of said SW 57th Street, at the
point of place where said SW 57th Street runs
East, and the point of ending.
In return or exchange for the closing of that
part or portion of said SW 57th Street, as
aforesaid, said David H. Mead and his wife
have proposed to deed to the County a right-
of-way 60.0 feet in width from the aforesaid
point of ending, West to County Road No. 141.
The effective date for the closing of the road,
as first aforesaid, shall be the date that the re-
placement road, as last mentioned above, has
been approved by the County for public use
and travel.
This Notice relates only to the aforesaid part
of portion of said SW 57th Street, requested to
be closed as aforesaid; no part of portion of
County road No. 141, and no part or portion of
the remainder of said SW 57th Street lying
East of the aforesaid "point of ending", are be-
ing requested to be closed.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, notice is given that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by the
Board of County Commissioners with respect
to the foregoing, he or she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the office of the
Clerk of circuit Court, Room 106, Hamilton
County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First
Street, Jasper, Florida 32052, telephone, 386-
792-1288, not later than 72 hours prior to the
meeting; if hear impaired, TDD 792-0957.
3/1



Regional


Semifinals:


HCHS 76-

Chipley 75

SPORTS PAGE 8A


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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


DA rG CA









THURSDAY, MVARCH 1, 2007 ................. .....-- "


White Springs


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Continued From Page 1A
aged with dignity through
the years and visitors can
still enjoy charming build-
ings and peaceful natural
areas.
Not only does the town
serve as stop on the Flori-
da Trail, it is the major
hub of the Suwannee Riv-
er Wilderness Trail. The
town also provides easy
access to more than 40
miles of singletrack bike
trail through public lands
along the'Suwannee River.
At the tourism Center,
you can plan an afternoon


retreat or a week-long .
stay. If you prefer natural
attractions you can hike or
bike the Florida Trail, ca-
noe along the Suwannee
River or shoot the rapids
at Big Shoals.
If you enjoy more re-
fined activities you can
browse through antique '
shops, visit historic sites &.' .
or stroll through the mu-
seum at Stephen Foster-r
Folk Culture Center State
Park.
Contact the Tourism "
Center at 397-4461 to plan ..
your stay in White
Springs.
We don't take these partnerships for granted. We are look-
Or .. m ing forward to a stronger partnership. Susan Kett, Recre-
ation Manager for the Osceola National Forest


I think the pioneers would be proud of the way we have
protected their heritage. Charlie Houder, Deputy Execu-
tive Director, Suwannee River Water Management Dis-
trict


The Florida Trail connects the past with the present as we
move to the future. A Gateway Community connects peo-
ple and businesses. It is a win for the town, county and
nature. Deborah Stewart-Kent, Executive Director, FTA


fl


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We are pleased that White Springs is our first Florida Trail
Gateway Community and look forward to bringing other
communities into the program. It's a great way to spread
the word about the many nature-based tourist destinations
in Florida and about the opportunities to hike the Florida
Trail near those communities. Judy Trotta, Program Di-
rector, FTA


We are honored to be chosen as the first Gateway com-
munity. It means something to be the first. We are looking
forward to a long, fruitful relationship with the Florida Trail
Association. White Springs Mayor Joseph McKire


It is important to celebrate success. Gateway Communities
are partnerships that help fulfill the dream of the Florida
Trail Association, the towns and the communities. Howard
Pardue, Florida Trail Association's Land Acquisition
Coordinator



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Sports





Regional Semifinals: HCHS 76


After trailing by as many
as 16 points in the first half
and by 12 points with five
minutes left in the game,
the Hamilton County High
varsity boys basketball
team came back to defeat
the Chipley High Tigers
76-75 sending them one
game from the state play-


offs.
The Hamilton County
High School Trojans
played host to the Chipley
High Tigers Tuesday night
in a Regional Semifinal
playoff game. Chipley
came in with a 17-10 over-
all record and had shown
much improvement


through the season. The
Trojans entered the game
with an overall record of
21-7.
Senior Eric Jackson start-
ed the game with a run-
ning jump shot for the first
points of the game. Unfor-
tunately, that would be the
only lead for HCHS in the


first quarter as the Chipley
Tigers came out strong and
fast and led the Trojans 25-
10 after the first quarter.
After a free throw by
Chipley stretched the Tiger
lead to a game high 16
points, junior Jeremy Clar-
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and the score was 69-63
Chipley with 3:35 left in
the game. Cooks then


and senior Glenn Shep-
pard found freshman Evw
Locke on an inbounds pL
for another layup that cu
the lead to 12. Chipley
would come right back tc
score 3 straight points to
stretch the lead back to 1,
points. Sheppard and
sophomore Josh Jones
scored the next two bas-
kets for the Trojans, both
on offensive rebound pul
backs. Junior Robin Mc-
Clain sank two free throi
to make the score 31-20
Chipley.
However, the Tigers
made a basket along witi
two free throws to once
again gain a 15 point leach
with about three min-
uteg left in the first half.
After junior Howard
Webb made a steal and
junior Josh Paul made a
layup, the lead was cut
to 13 points. Sheppard
then stole the ball from
Chipley, made a basket
and was fouled on the
play. He then went to
the line and made the
free throw, cutting the
Tiger lead, to 10. Chip-
) ley then scored 3 points
in a row for a 38-25
lead. Hamilton would
then score on a pretty
pass from sophomore
Jacaris Stubbs to Paul an
then ended the half with
critical running jumper 1:
junior Casey Singletary t
cut the Chipley to.under
double digits at 38-29.
Early in the third quar
ter, Jackson blocked a
Chipley shot, which was
rebounded by Bailey. Jac
son then passed to sophc
more TiWan Cooks for a
layup. Bailey then scored
to cut the lead to 6. Cool
scored again after a Bailk
block and Jackson assist
and Jones made a free
throw to get within 3
points of the Tigers. Unf
tunately, Chipley High
School would score 6
straight points to stretch
the lead to 9 points for ti
Tigers. After a Bailey ba,
ket and a Cooks' free
throw, the Trojans trailed
45-39. But the Tigers can
right back to score the n(
8 points giving them a 5
39 lead with 1:21 remain
ing in the third quarter.
The Trojans would en(
the quarter strongly witi
free throws by Sheppard
and Webb along with a
three-point play by Jone!
The quarter ended with
Trojans trailing the Tigei
by 9 points, 55-46.
Chipley began the fou:
quarter with a score and
an 11 point lead. Webb a
Sheppard again made tv
free throws apiece. After
another Chipley score,
Locke passed to Jones, wA
made a nice ball fake an'
scored on a finger roll,
bringing the Trojan crow
to their feet and cutting
the Tiger lead to 7. Jone,
made a jumper that was
sandwiched between tw
Chipley baskets. After a
other free throw and ba,
ket by the Tigers, Chiple
lead by 12 points with
only five minutes remain
ing in the game. Hamilti
would have to dig dowi
deep to come back from
such a deficit with only
that much time to play i
the game.
Cooks started the hug
comeback for the Trojan
with a three pointer fror
the left wing. After Chip
ley responded with 2
points, Jones and Jackso
both scored for Hamilto


s assists by Eric Jackson
m with 5 and Sheppard led
,- in steals with 4.
Coach Murphy was ex-
n tremely proud of the team
n as the Trojans received
contributions from every
player on the team and
showed a lot of heart.


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passed to Jones for a bas-
an ket and Cooks got another
ay assist on a basket by junior
t Anthony Stevens making
the score 69-67 Tigers. Josh
o Jones then sank a jumper,
tying the game for the first
5 time since the first quarter
at 69 with 2:20 left.
On the ensuing posses-
sion for the Tigers, Shep-
pard made an outstanding
t- play as he knocked the
ball away from the Chip-
ws ley guard, aove on the
floor for the ball and
quickly called timeout, re-
taining possession for the
h Trojans.'It was a huge play
as, after the timeout, the
d Trojans would take the

The Trojans played
Jean Ribault High
School in Jacksonville
on Saturday, Feb. 24 in
the Regional Semifi-
nals. They fought hard
and ended the game
71 HCHS 81 Ribault.
See next week's issue
of The Jasper News for
details and photos of
the game.

lead on a pass from Jack-
d son to Stevens. Unfortu-
a nately, Chipley came right
,y back and made a three-
o point play, giving them a
one-point lead. Hamilton
would not score on their
- next possession but buck-
led down on the defensive
side to cause a Tiger
:k- turnover with 1:07 left.
o- Jones sank a free throw
after being fouled on a
I putback to tie the game at
ks 72 with 54 seconds re-
ey maining in the game. After
strong defensive pressure
by Cooks, Chipley threw
the ball to of bounds, giv-
or- ing the Trojans possession
of the ball. Hamilton then
came back down the court
and, after a missed shot,
he Jones grabbed the rebound
s- and laid it back in for a 74-
72 Trojan lead. After an-
d other Chipley turnover,
\e Jones was fouled and sent
ext to the free throw line with
3- a chance to seal the win
- for the Trojans with only
seven seconds remaining.
d Jones calmly stepped up
i and drained both shots
I giving HCHS a 4 point
lead. They would need all
s. 4 of, those points as Chip-
the ley came down and sank a
rs three pointer, cutting the
lead to 1 point with under
rth a second left in the game.
After a Chipley timeout,
nd Hamilton only needed to
o .get the ball inbounds and
they were able to do it on
a heady pass by Sheppard
Tho to Stevens, ending the
d game and resulting in a
massive celebration at cen-
Td ter court. The win raised
the Trojan record to 22-7
s and, more importantly,
sent the Trojans to the Re-
o gional Finals in Jack-
n- sonville, where they
s- played against Jacksonville
:y Ribault High School.
Josh Jones led all scorers
n- with 23 points. TiWan
on Cooks also scored in dou-
1 ble figures with 12.
Three Trojans led the
team in rebounding with 9
n each: Jones, Vincent Bai-
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007 THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL PAGE 9A



CHAMBERneS


Cool, windy weather good for Chili Cook-Off
The First Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Hamilton County Chamber
of Commerce, was held on Saturday, Feb. 24., at the JRE Lee Complex in Jasper. "
The cafeteria was filled with the aroma of chili, as a large crowd tasted all the
types, from hot and spicy to mild and savory. Chili cooks were trying to win one 4
of three awards Judges' Award for Business, Judges' Award for Individual and
People's Choice Award.
AND THE WINNERS ARE ..
Lana's Balloons and Baskets Judges' Azoard for Business
Goolsby/Roberson Judges' Award for Individual
Mac's Place People's Choice
Congratulations to everyone. The Chamber would like to give a special thanks to
Superintendent of Schools Harry Pennington and Director of Operations Johnny,
Bullard for the donation of the cafeteria, Denise Hughes of D&S Signs for the do-
nation of the trophies, and County Commissioners Ronny Morgan and Lewis
Vaughn and Judge Sonny Scaff for their time and stomachs. We could not have i
done it without all the help.


X"ROTC check presentation
Amy Howell presents a check to Captain Edmond Mitchell and Commander Geralyn Bris-
tol of the Hamilton County High School JROTC for the troop's second place win in the
'.. Other category in the Hamilton County Christmas Parade. staff Photo




JUDGES: Judge Sonny Scaff and Commissioners Letu sVaughn and Ronnie Mor-
gan. See more photos in future issue of The Jasper News. :r,.+: t. ,:, ,,,: c
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Hamilton County Chamber Mixer January 18
PCS hosted the first Chamber Mixer of 2007. Rob Wolfe, PCS Public Relations,
served refreshments and door prizes at this occasion. Guests included represen-
tatives from First Federal, GTE Credit Union, Harrell Insurance, Hitson Realty and
Hometown Title, as wbll as Chuck Burnett and Dennis Price. The next Mixer will be
hosted by GTE Credit Union on March 15.



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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Rebecca AlcGuire (r) of Alacs Place with Chamber
Alascot Rachel Howell and Chamber President Joy Howell. P:..






Support your community
Join the Chamber of Commerce
The next Chamber meeting will be held at Cowboy's Bar-B-Que lo-
cated at US 129 and 1-75 on Wednesday, March 7.
Also join us for our Chamber "Mixers" on Thursday, March 22, at 6
p.m. at the Telford Hotel on River St. in White Springs.
To learn more about becoming a Chamber member, contact Cindi




business owners, be advocate for community and business owners on
issues impacting livelihood, sustaining economic viability development
opportunities and community unity.
JUDGES AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL Linda 0 and Wade Goolsby with Chamber
Mascot Rachel Howell and Chamber President Joy Howell-iF. vC":It e
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S..... '- -' '- Ralph R. Deas.PA. held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, at 12 p.m. at his new
practice located at 306 NE st Street in Jasper. He practices criminal, family and other
types of law with the first consultation free. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from

Baskets receives the trophy from Chamber President Joy Howell. Photo by Rob Wolfe son Caleb, wife Sarah, son Matthew, Jasper City Manager Kent Cichon, Lonnie Harvey
(friend of the family) and Kitty Morgan. Son Jacob is not pictureding ceremony on Fday Fe hoto submitted
(friend of the family) and Kitty Morgan. Son Jacob is not pictured. Photo submitted









THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


PAUL WE1A
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STARS graduates at NHE
Fifth graders who "graduated" from the STARS program sponsored by the Hamilton
County Sheriff's Department learned to be Students Taking Action Responsibly and
Safely. Photo Submitted


NFCC testing dates for GED tests, TABE, CPT


GED tests are scheduled
on Tuesday and Wednes-
day, March 13 and 14, at 6
p.m., in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center on the Madison
campus. Anyone taking
the test will be required to
furnish a photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation
courses free of charge;
there is a fee for the test.
Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register call
850-973-1629.
TABE (Test of Adult Ba-


sic Education) is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional or technical pro-
grams. Testing is sched-
uled Monday, March 26,
at 5 p.m., at the NFCC
Testing Center in Madi-
son, and at 1:30 p.m. and
on Tuesday, March 6, 13,
20 and 27. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register call
850-973-9451.
College Placement Tests
(CPT) will be conducted


on a computer on Thurs-
days, March 8, 15, 22 and
29, at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. at the NFCC Testing
Center. Anyone taking the
test will be required to
register in NFCC Student
Services 24 hours before
testing. For more informa-
tion call 850-973-9451.
All testing will take
place in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center (Bldg. #13) on
the Madison campus.


By Jonathan Banks
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Tro-
jan News. There are lots of things that need
mentioning this week. FCAT, Valentine's
Day, College Goal Day, the basketball team,
and other activities are on our list of topics
this week. Please read and enjoy at the
same time.
Valentine's Day at HCHS was crazy! I
don't think any volunteer or teacher in the
Media Center expected the students to re-
ceive the number of items they did. There
were beautiful flowers, innocent stuffed ani-
mals, noisy balloons, and amazing choco-
late treats all piled in the Media Center. The
most chaotic thing had to be sending the
gifts rather than receiving them. The stu-
dents rushed in line to send all they could
to their secret admirers, their friends or
even their sweethearts. The library received
a whopping 411 items in the Media Center
on Valentine's Day and I think that's a
record at HCHS. I hope everyone had a
wonderful day and I'm looking forward to
what next year has in store.
Congratulations to the Hamilton County


Valdosta State University
Fall 2006 graduates
Dorothy Renee Daigle, Jasper Bachelor
of Science in Special Education
Enoch Ray Walls, Jasper Bachelor of
Science in Psychology
Amy R. Cnder, Jennings Bachelor of
Science in Nursing


High School
basketball varsity team for doing a great job,
this season. The Trojans hosted Jacksonville
Episcopal for the Regional Quarterfinals.
Those fans that attended know that the Tro-
jans put on a great show and battled to their
strongest ability. The Trojans defeated Jack-
sonville to a great but bare 48-44. The Tro-
jans also hosted the Regional Semifinal.
Great job, mighty Trojans, you all are win-
ners!
FCAT for seventh through 10th grades
will be held through March 9. Parents, it's
imperative that all students get plenty of
sleep the night before, breakfast that morn-
ing and to school on time as well. I wish all
students good luck.
Yearbooks, yearbooks and more year-
books are on sale. This year's theme is "Tro-
jan Fever, 2007 Degrees and Rising." They
are on sale for $35 in Ms. Tara Lowe's room
218 at HCHS.
That's all for this weeks Trojan News. I
hope you all enjoyed reading. This is
Jonathan Banks wishing you all a great
weekend, and until next time, Go Trojans!


Valdosta State University
Fall 2006 Dean's List
Jasper T. Bridges, Jasper
Sandra Campbell, Jasper
Victoria Ratliff, Jasper
Chasitv Bradley, lennings
Manr Ann Lee, White Springs


10th Annual Open Bass Tournament


The Jasper Volunteer
Fire Fighters will host their
10th annual Open Bass
Tournament at the Bi-
enville Plantation, directed
by Southern Shiners Inc.,
on April 28. There is a $200
entry fee, with a fish limit
of three, including big
bass. Participants who en-
ter before April 21 will re-
ceive a free t-shirt.
First place prize is
$3,000, second is $2,000
and third is $1,200. There
will be more cash prizes,


including a first place prize
of $500 for Big Bass and a
$300 second place prize.
Only one Big Bass paid out
to one boat. All prizes


based on full field of 100
boats. Prizes pro-rated for
more or less boats.
For more information
call 792-2181 or 792-2211.


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the first communities in the
state to become a "Gate-
way Community." White
Springs is the hub for na-
ture and heritage tourism
and we appreciate the ef-
forts of all those who made
this event possible.
I haven't seen Boots Vas-
sar and others lately who
did so much to encourage
and sustain our beautifica-
tion efforts. I hope this
group doesn't lose its im-
petus. They were doing so
much good for the town. It
is now time for this group
to consider re-planting the
planters in front of the
Telford Hotel with spring
annuals, as well as the
planter at SHE. These small
improvements make a
world of difference to those
who are visiting our area.
Buds Suds is coming up
and will soon be complet-
ed. We appreciate this new
addition and we wish the
proprietors well. They will
be contacting us very soon
when they have their
grand opening!!! It is al-
ways wonderful to have
additions to our existing
business community.
Men's Day Program will
be held at New Jerusalem


Baptist Church on Sunday,
March 11,.at 11:30 a.m. The
speaker for the service will
be Rev. Henry Artise of
Lake City. Please make
your plans to attend.
Happy birthday wishes
to Mrs. Mildred Floyd, Riv-
er Street, who will celebrate
her birthday on Thursday,
March 1. We wish her
many more happy birth-
days.
Please remember the fol-
lowing in prayer: JM Mor-
gan, Claire Smith, Barbara
Thomas, Sarah Thomas,
Franklin Fouraker, Mae
Tomlinson, Marie Hickson,
Hilda Lawrence, Jan Span-
dau, Gussie Cheshire,
Wanda Stephens, Isabel
Freeman, Gladys "Granny"
Ruh, Ben Register, Justin
Hill, Jean Padgett, J.FL Mc-
Call, Wannell "Sis" McCall,
Lafayette McCall, Dorothy
Hill, Billie Payne, Anne
Hall, Claude Hall, Darlene
Hall, Gaynelle Greene,
Frank McPherson, Tommie
Smith, Ella Taylor, Verna
Mae Johnson, Terry Lowe,
Wellborn, Trey Townsend,
Live Oak, our state, our na-
tion, and our "own"
Hamilton County.
Have a good week,
Hamilton County I love
you.


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Mrs. Leeann Combass'Kindergarten class at North Hamilton Elementary brought
their favorite teddy bears to school for "Bear Day." Top row (1-r): Jonathan Mendez,
Jimari Howell, Renee Reyes, Nicholas Straughter, Daniel Hendrick, Daryl Slay-
ton, Briar O'Malley, Cole Selph, Timmy Gibbone and Ladarius Brundidge. Bottom.
rew (1-r): Jorge Miguel, Ra'Nesha Gunsby, Faith Flannery, Noelia Mejia, Angelina
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February 28 March 1, 2007
Live Oak Publications, Inc.


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Book tells how one woman shaped history


In honor of Coretta Scott King's
contribution to the Civil Rights fight
for equality and her grace and dignity
in the face of tragedy, a biography
written by Octavia Vivian, a close friend
of King and a fellow member of the
Civil Rights movement, has been
re-released as a commemorative issue.

By Heather Sleightholm
CNHI News Service

SAPULPA, Okla. Coretta Scott King was many things.
Not only was she the wife and staunch supporter of Civil
Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, she was a powerful
speaker and leader in her own right.
She was also a woman trying to raise and protect her young
family in the center of a movement often dealing with tur-
moil, chaos, triumph and tragedy.
Since her passing in January 2006, the legacy of Coretta
Scott King and how she helped to shape the Civil Rights
movement has become even more poignant.
Upon hearing of her death, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue or-
dered the state Capitol flag to be flown at half-mast and invit-
ed the King family to have Coretta lie in state under the
Georgia Capitol Dome an honor denied to her husband at
the time of his death.
Coretta wasn't just a supporter in the shadows of a move-
ment. She was a key player in keeping the wheels of the civil
rights movement turning, taking charge of rallies, demonstra-
tions and the day-to-day operations of movement when her
husband was unable to.
In honor of Coretta's contribution to the movement's fight
for equality and her grace and dignity in the face of tragedy
and under extreme pressure, a biography written by Octavia
Vivian, a close friend of Coretta Scott King and a fellow
member of the Civil Rights movement, has been re-released
as a commemorative issue.
"Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King," is written in
simple and straight-forward prose that can be easily read by
children as well as adults.
Vivian's biography of Coretta is unique in that she is able
to reveal the woman behind the legend using her own,person-
al knowledge of Coretta, as well as information from articles
and conversations within the movement.
Vivian wrote of Coretta that (Coretta), "has been a symbol
of the new image of African-American wti.#inianhood since
the days of the Montgomniery bus boycott."
At the time, Coretta was the young wife of a minister with
an infant daughter to care for.
One evening in the heat of the controversy of the bus boy-
cott, Coretta was sitting in her living room when she heard
the sound of an object landing on her front porch.
At first'she assumed that the noise was caused by-a thrown
brick, which wouldn't have been.unusual since the Kings had
been bombarded with hate mail and threatening phone calls
ever since arranging the boycott of Montgomery buses for
their unfair treatment of black passengers.
Concerned for her baby, Coretta started down the hallway
to the back of the house when she heard a loud explosion
from the front of the house.
The evening was terrifying for the young family, but it also
ceinented their resolve to support the Civil Rights movement,
no matter the danger.
"That night Coretta lost her fear of dying. She committed
herself more deeply to the freedom struggle," Vivian reveals


COM '.l I ~'i EDITION

Octavia Vivian


in her book.
Vivian also describes the sacrifices Coretta made in order
to strengthen the movement and support her family, as well as
humanizing aspects of her character.
A gifted performer, Coretta dreamed of pursuing a ca-
reer on the stage. Becoming a minister's wife and a leader
in a major cultural movement had never entered her mind
until she met Dr. King as a college student studying in
Boston.
She soon learned that she and King not only shared a
passion for education and bettering one's self, but in bet-
tering their community and country. as a whole.
SA young woman with strong Southern roots and work
ethic, Vivian is clear to point out that Coretta was a force
to be reckoned with in her own right.
As a college student, Coretta worked her way though
school to get her teaching degree, only to be denied the
right to teach in a school with white students.
That experience, combined with a strong sense ofjustice
and appreciation for making a~life for one's self, inspired
Coretta to speak her mind in Civil Rights matters, and
made her an equal partner and advisor to her husband.
Often times it was only Coretta standing behind her hus-
band and guiding him.in his decisions, even if it meant
sacrificing personal happiness, comfort and safety..
"I commend the timely emergence of this book," African
American poet Maya Angelou has said of the biography.
"Coretta Scott King was a loving mpothei, wife, a reliable
sister, friend and a great American.This work will help us
to know more' about her resilience and her courage, and
each of us can grow stronger from that knowledge."'
"Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King" by Octavia
Vivian is published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis and
available to purchase online and at local bookstores.
.-Heather Sleightholm writes for the Sapulpa (Okla.) Dai-
ly Herald.
Copyright 1999-2006 cnhi, inc.


Learn more about

African-Americans that

shaped American History

Having Our Say: The Delaney
Sisters' First Hundred Years
Sarah L. Delane
(Publisher: Dell)
This is the story of two African American Sisters,
Sadie and Bessie Delaney, ages 101 and 103 and their
account of the last 100 years of American Histor. as
told through their perspective.
Both sisters were,very well-educated and pioneering
African-American professionals. Sadie became a
teacher and Bessie a dentist..This book chronicles
their childhoods in North Carolina and later involve-
ment in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. as well
as their views on historical e% ents throughout the
tw entieth century

A Picture Book of
Martin Luther King Jr.
Da iul A. Adler '
(Publisher: Holiday House)
This biography is a great introduction to the life and
ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for children
grades kingergarten through second grade. The book
tells about King's family background, his in% olvement
in the 1963 Montgomery bus boycott and the 1963
march on Washington D.C. in both text and beautiful
color illustrations.

Harriet Tubman: The
Road to Freedom
Catherine Clinton
(Publisher: Little. Brown and Company)
This book is a very well-w written and researched bi-
ography of a woman that most Americans study about
in school, but very little concrete information is
known. Born a slave in the 1800s, Tubman helped
bring hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Un-
derground Railroad. This biography sheds a little
more tlght on the',noran behind the legdI.'Wdd
great of an impact she liad on the anti-slavery move-
ment.

The Story of Ruby
Bridges Robert Coles
(Publisher: Scholastic Press)
The story of Ruby Bridges is that of the sole
African-American child to attend a New Orleans ele-
mentary school after court-ordered desegregation. At
just 6 years old. Ruby was escorted to class by federal
marshals and taught in empty classroornsafter white,.
parents pulled their students froin the school. A story
about respecting diversity and forgiveness, this book
is great way, to introduce children to the Civil Righs.
Movement and is richly illustrated to accompany the
text.


Attorney General names 2006 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


Submitted
Attorney General Bill McCollum recently named Detective
Sergeant James R. Contento of the Tampa Police Department as
the recipient of the Attorney General's Law Enforcement Officer
of the Year award for 2006. Detective Contento was joined by
12 fellow officers from around the state at a ceremony recogniz-
ing them for their dedication to law enforcement and their pro-
tection of the public.
In naming Detective Contento as this year's award recipient,
McCollum praised his reputation for building successful partner-
ships between the Tampa police department and the public it
serves. In response to juvenile crimes committed at malls during
the summer months, Detective Contento coordinated a team of
patrol officers including crime prevention, undercover, bicycle
and mounted patrol officers to work with mall managers and re-
tailers. As a result of this unified approach, the number of seri-
ous offenses in targeted areas dropped more than 25 percent.

"Each of these men and women represents
the very best from among the 53,000
outstanding men and women of Florida's
law enforcement community."
Attorney General Bill McCollum

A list of the other nominees and their accomplishments fol-
lows:
Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance
Fraud: Lieutenant Michael Byrne
Lieutenant Byrne is recognized as a leader in the unique field.
of insurance fraud investigation.-In 2006, he submitted 30 cases
for prosecution which included 16 arrests. His efforts have
placed him in the top 10 percent of insurance fraud detectives in
Florida. Lieutenant Byrne was the lead investigator in one of the
largest staged accident rings in Pinellas County history, involv-
ing over thirty individuals attempting a fraud scam estimated to
be over $300,000. Breaking the case was attributed largely to
Lieutenant Byrne's expertise and investigative skills.
State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations:


Detective John Esslinger
Detective Esslinger is a seasoned and respected investigator
currently serving in Broward County. In one year alone, he in-
vestigated 76 fires, 33 of which were determined to be caused
by arson. Detective Esslinger was a key investigator in a com-
plicated Broward County arson case recently, determining that a
fire at a commercial dry cleaning business was set by the owner
and his son to collect on insurance claims. Last year he pro-
duced an arson fire arrest rate 21 percent higher than the nation-


al average.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and the State Law En-
forcement Chiefs Association:
Wildlife Officer Rick Francis
Officer Francis has served
for three years as a wildlife of-
ficer in Volusia County and
has already developed suspects
who were cutting and stealing
high-voltage utility cable run-
ning across a marsh in New
Smyrna Beach, which consti-
tuted grand theft of $100,000.
In the past 12 months, Officer
Francis has issued 241 cita-
tions and 1,151 warnings,
demonstrating that he puts a
high priority on educating the
public.
The Florida Gang Investi-
gators Association: Manatee
County Deputy Sheriff
Thomas Frank
Deputy Frank was chosen as
the 2006 Florida Gang Investi-
gators Association "Officer of
the Year" because of his dedi-
cation and commitment to
eradicating the gang problem.


He devotes a significant amount of personal, "off duty" time to
helping other law enforcement agencies develop enforcement
and prevention strategies to accomplish this overwhelming task.
Currently assigned to Manatee County, Deputy Frank has
demonstrated a commitment to Florida's youth by preventing
young kids from joining gangs and helping those who are al-
ready involved with gangs to get out. The expertise he has de-
veloped in this unique field has resulted in a marked suppression


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of gangs and gang related ac-
tivity.
The Florida Police Chiefs
Association: Officer Richard
Hackett
Officer Hackett joined the
Tampa Airport Police Depart-
ment in 2003 following a 28-
year career in the United States
Air Force. He was instrumental
in the effort to implement a Bi-
cycle Patrol Squad to combat
vehicle-related crimes at the
Airport, with the immediate
impact of reducing vehicle-re-
lated crimes in the parking
garages by 60 percent. Addi-
tionally, Officer Hackett
showed great courage in June
2005 when he and three other
officers responded to a hostage
situation in the parking garage.
After exiting his vehicle and
shooting his victim, the heavily
armed suspect then directed his
fire at the officers, but Officer
Hackett held his ground and
advanced, ultimately saving his
own life. and the lives of his
fellow officers.
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol, Trooper of the Year:
Troopers Jorge Lopez-Torres
and Carlos Austin
In May 2005, Troopers
Lopez-Torres and Austin re-
sponded to a serious vehicle
crash that occurred in a remote
section of the Sawgrass Ex-
pressway in Broward County.
They were advised that the two
vehicles, a pickup truck and a
commercial motor vehicle, had
a head-on collision and became
submerged in a canal. Al-
though informed that there was
no sign of life in the commer-
cial vehicle, both troopers dove
into the murky canal waters.
They freed the unresponsive
.driver and brought him to the
surface, where they immediate-
ly began to administer CPR.
Soon the victim began to
breathe on his own and local
emergency services arrived.


Troopers Lopez-Torres and
Austin placed themselves in
great personal danger to save
the life of this victim.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, Special
Agent of the Year: Claudia
Mulvey
Special Agent Mulvey is
currently assigned to the Eco-
nomic Crimes Squad in
FDLE's Miami Regional Oper-
ations Center. She has demon-
strated superior investigative
efforts and has contributed sig-
nificantly to solving hard cases,
including a case that involved
interstate embezzlement of
more than $2 million from an
aviation company by its man-
agement. Her persistence in
following up on leads and
completing interviews as well
as her ability to make a diffi-
cult financial case "compre-
hensible" resulted in this case's
prosecution by a United States
Attorney.
The Florida Wildlife Feder-
ation: Lieutenant Charles
"Chuck" Russo
Lieutenant Russo, assigned
to Palm Beach County, is well-
known for blending a commit-
ment to enforce the law with
fairness and understanding. He
is responsible for two very
large Wildlife Management Ar-
eas on the Southeast coast and
supervises up to 30 officers,
who act as a focal point of fish
and wildlife protection as well
as the guardians of countless
recreational users in our woods
and on our waters. His rela-
tionship with the users of pub-
lic lands is built on trust and
respect and he is tireless and
undaunted in his efforts to help
preserve Florida's natural re-
sources.
The Florida State Fraternal
Order of Police: Detective
Gustavo Sanchez
In June 2005, Miami Detec-
tive Gustavo Sanchez reported
to an off-duty job ahead of
schedule and began to patrol


the nearby area. The dispatcher
advised him that there were
swimmers in distress at a near-
by Miami beach and he imme-
diately responded. From the
shore, he could see one of two
young women struggling in
heavy surf. Detective Sanchez
swam approximately 75 yards
out to the woman and brought
her to shore against the heavy
rip tide, high winds and waves.
As lifeguards and other rescue
personnel arrived, Detective
Sanchez directed them to the
area where the other woman
was last seen, but unfortunately
she could not be rescued. De-
tective Sanchez put his own
life in peril to save the young
woman, who could have per-
ished without his assistance.
The Florida Department of
Transportation, Motor Carrier
Compliance Office: Sergeant
Steven Sharpton
. Sergeant Sharpton, a re-
sourceful law enforcement offi-
cer with a history of sustained
superior performance, super-
vises sworn officers and non-
sworn weight inspectors at the
scale facility located on Inter-
state 10 in Santa Rosa County..
Last October, while on duty at
the scale facility, he was alert-
ed to an emergency involving a
driver who was pinned under-
neath a semi-trailer. Sergeant
Sharpton and two weight in-
spectors rigged a makeshift
jack and were able to raise the
trailer just enough to free the
driver. Sergeant Sharpton's
quick response and innovative,
thinking saved the life of the
driver.
- The Florida Sheriffs Asso-
ciation, Deputy Sheriff of the
Year: Madison County Deputy
Sheriff John Sleigher
Deputy Sleigher was named
Deputy Sheriff of the Year fol-
lowing his actions that saved
the life of a woman who was
the victim of a violent domes-
tic attack. In October 2005,
Deputy Sleigher was dis-


patched to a rural home where
he was informed that a man
was inside, holding a knife to a
his girlfriend's throat. Deputy
Sleigher drew his weapon and
entered the home, where he ob-
served a man holding a woman
on the floor with an 8-inch
blade pressed against the side
of her neck. Deputy Sleigher
ordered the man to drop the
knife, but the suspect held the
knife closer and indicated he
planned to kill the woman.
Deputy Sleigher advanced, and
as the man raised his arm as if
to stab the woman, Sleigher
fired two rounds into the sus-
pect's right side. He then
lunged forward, grabbing the
suspect's arm and firing again
while freeing the woman from
her attacker. Although terrified
from the ordeal, the victim was
not physically injured. Deputy
Sleigher's actions clearly saved
the woman from serious injury
or death.
Department of Environ-
mental Protection: Officer By-
ron Smith
Currently stationed in Orlan-
do, Officer Smith demonstrates
a rare combination of occupa-
tional knowledge, initiative and
maturity. On one occasion, he
conducted a late night search
for an elderly couple in a
swamp where their canoe had
capsized. Upon finding the
couple, Officer Smith gave his
boots to the woman since she
had lost her shoes in the river.
Barefoot, he then successfully
. led the couple to safety through
thick saw palmettos and
swamp. Additionally, his ag-
gressive patrol techniques have
resulted in multiple arrests for
felony drug possession, artifact
theft and poaching. His posi-
tive attitude, example, instruc-
tion and mentoring activities
raise the standards of his fel-
low officers, making Officer
Smith a true asset to the De-
partment of Environmental
Protection.


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per acre. Call Ric Donovan for details at
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frontage and is convenient to Branford. Great place to build your new home
or manufactured home. No restrictions. $129,500. Call Kellie Shirah at
386-208 3847. NM1S54834.
* A HUNTER'S DREAM- This 40 acre parcel planted in pine, i, home to
deer, turkeys, and wild hogs. CR 255 not far from the Suwannee River and
1-10. Great place for sour new home or your hunting camp! $300,000 Call
Nelda Hatcher at 386-688-806C. NMIS#528'3
* BEAUTIFUL 3!2.5 spacious recently renovated split floor plan home.
Recently replaced all flooring, light iw\tures, ceiling fans. commodes, stose,
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2004/2005 and located on 19 acres. Most of the propcrt, is in improved
hatfields with remainder in wood, and pond. A must see home and farm.
Many features. $420,000. Call Barn Baker at 386-64"-66'4 for more
information. MLSu50048.
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Make a pledge now!
March of Dimes Walk America, Lake City
The Lake City Community College (LCCC) chapter of the
Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) team will
walk in the March of Dimes Walk America Saturday, April 14
at Olustee Park in downtown Lake City. Team goal: $10,000.
Schedule: Registration, 8 a.m.; awards presentation, 8:30 a.m.;
kick-off, 9 a.m. and celebration, 10:30 a.m. Team sponsors
needed! Mail a check for your pledge to Francis Ash, Lake
City Community College, 149 SE College Place, Lake City,
FL 32025. Info: Francis Ash, 386-754-4384.

Donations needed now!
May 4-Lake City
May 11-Live Oak
Pregnancy Crisis Center yard sale
The Pregnancy Crisis Center is accepting donations of your
good quality, unwanted household and furniture items for its
annual yard sale fund-raiser scheduled for Friday, May 4 in
Lake City and Friday, May 11 in Live Oak. Freshly laundered
baby items are always welcome. This year no clothing will be
sold, so please, no clothing donations. All proceeds go to help
pregnant women and their babies in crisis situations. Receipts,
for tax deductions available upon request. Note: Free preg-
nancy tests, maternity clothing and baby clothing available.
Confidential. Open Wednesday-Friday. Info: 386-330-2229.

Visit now!
Thru May 28
Florida Museum to
display Tibetan treasures
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host
the exhibit, "Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents:
Feb. 3-May 28. Exhibit from The Newark Museum's renowned
collection includes rare objects and photos. Info: 352-846-
2000, or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Thru April 14
Free tax help in
Live Oak, Branford and Jasper
AARP Tax Aide will provide free tax help for taxpayers with
middle and low income with special attention to those age 60
and older, thru Saturday, April 14. Bring last years income tax
return with 2006 W-2s, 1099s and social security numbers for
all dependents. Location and schedules for Live Oak, Branford
and Jasper: Live Oak: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Communi-
ty Presbyterian Church, Pinewood Way, across from Winn-
Dixie, Live Oak and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon, at Suwannee
River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak; Branford:
Monday afternoons by appointment only, 386-935-1556, 4-7
p in at S-vannee River Regional Library", corner Suwannee
Aierntie and US 12'. Bianilid. Jasper: \\Vdnesd.i,, afternoonn,,


4-7 p.m., 386-792-2143, by appointment only, at H.C. Phar-
macy Assistance Building, formerly old library. Info: Jack Wil-
son, local coordinator, 386-963-5023, Linda Young, district co-
ordinator, 386-364-8396, toll-free 888-AARPNOW (888-227-
7669) or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Today!
Feb. 28
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild meeting
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild will hold its monthly meet-
ing at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Southside Recreation
Center, 901 Saint Margaret Rd. Lake City. Guild member Sue
Ruda will show and demonstrate to the group the techniques of
stamping and embellishing fabric for quilts and wall hangings.
She will teach a workshop later on these techniques for guild
members. The Guild is an organization for anyone interested in
quilts and the art of quilting. The guild makes and distributes
over 100 quilts a year to various charities and non-profit orga-
nizations. A Show and Tell segment follows to showcase the
various quilters and handiwork. Info: Marcia Kazmierski, 386-
752-2461, mrckaz@aol.com.

Today!
Deadline Feb. 28
LCCC calls for art
Lake City Community College (LCCC) is issuing a call for
art to artists in its five-county district, and throughout North
Florida. The college seeks indoor art from resident artists in
each of the counties served by the college (Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist and Union) and outdoor art from artists in the
region or throughout Florida. Deadline for submission of pro-
posals is Feb. 28. Info: LCCC Executive Director Library and
Community Services Jim Morris, 386-754-4337, e-mail mor-
risj@lakecitycc.edu.

Today!"
Deadline Feb. 28
Ms. Live Oak, Mrs. Live Oak
and Miss Teen Live Oak
Contestants interested, in competing for the title of Ms. Live
Oak (ages 19-60), Mrs. Live Oak (ages 20-60) and Miss Teen
Live Oak (ages 16-18) may request an application before
Wednesday, Feb. 28. Winners go to the Official Florida State
Pageant being held at Palm Beach Community College in Eis-
sey Campus Theatre. E-mail MrsFlaUSA@alol.com, call toll-
free 800-384-3600 or mail full name, age, address and division
to P.O. Box 1147, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.

Today!
Feb. 28


tied "Business Startup" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.
28 in the meeting room at Guang dong Restaurant in Lake City
Mall. Local speakers. Topics: business plan, financing, market-
ing and record keeping. Cost: $20, including lunch and materi-
als. Tickets available from any member. Info/tickets: John
Pierce, 386-344-2472 -.CORE, 386-755-9026, ext. 3214.

Today!
Feb. 28
Master Gardener training
Orientation for Master Gardener volunteers will be held
from 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Columbia County Ex-
tension office. Volunteers must be able to donate 50 hours of
their time the first year and 25 hours in the following years to
help extension agents improve landscape practices. No garden-
ing experience is required, only a desire to learn and help our
community grow. The classes will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30
p.m., Wednesdays, March 7-June 6. Cost: $100, covers cost of
the handbooks, manuals and field trips. Two classes will be
held at the Suwannee County office in Live Oak and the rest
will be in Columbia County. Topics: lawn maintenance, fertil-
ization practices, Weeds, pests, ground covers, flowering plants
and other gardening topics: Participants will follow the best
landscape management practices provided by UF's Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods program. Info: Carolyn Saft, 386-
362-2771.

Thursday
Deadline March 1
Volunteer orientations
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will hold
volunteer orientations from 10:15-11 a.m., on the second
Thursday, now thru December. Opportunities for docenting,
horticulture, fossil digs and more for adults and students age
12-17 include. No experience necessary, training provided;
Pre-registration required., Applications available,, for summer
positions on-line for adults Thursday, March 1 and for Junior
Volunteers, Friday, April 20. Info registration: 352-846-2000,
ext. 21, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/, e-mail
jcrosby@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Thursday
Deadline March 1
Florida "Teacher of the Year"
award nominations. open
Nominations for the Florida 2006-2007 "Teacher of the
Year" award are being accepted through Thursday, March 1.
The announcement came from the award sponsor, Teachers' In-.
surance PlanTM, a car insurance program exclusively for mem-
bers of the educational community. The award will include
$1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that


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teacher's school. The state winner will also be eligible for the
national award which includes a special recognition and a
$2,500 travel certificate. Teachers, students and parents can
nominate any of the state's more than 170,000 accredited
teachers. Nomination forms are available on-line at
www.teachers.com/toty. To nominate an educator, or yourself,
explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be the
Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability
to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribu-
tions to their school, students or educational community. Win-
ners will be announced at the start of the next school year.

Thursday
March 1
United Way awards
banquet and annual meeting
United Way of Suwannee Valley will host its 38th annual
awards banquet and annual meeting oh Thursday, March 1 at
Lake City Community College Howard Gymnasium. Social
time from 6:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; meeting from 7-8:30
p.m. All individual contributors as well as organizational con-
tributors are invited. Cost: $20 per person. Tables may be re-
served for groups of eight. RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 22.
Info/reservations: 386-752-5604.

Thursday
March 1
Suwannee High School
Band Boosters meeting
Suwannee High School Band Boosters will meet at 6:30
p.m., Thursday, March 1 in the SHS Band Room.

Thursday
March 1
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30


p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the NFCC Testing Center, Build-
ing 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Friday
March 2
Third Annual Suwannee
County United Way Auction
Everyone is invited to the Third Annual Suwannee County
United Way Auction. United Way of Suwannee Valley will
hold its Third Annual Auction on Friday, March 2. The event
will be held at the Live Oak Church of God Gym. Preview of
the items available for auction along with a silent auction be-
gin at 5:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 6 p.m. John W. Hill
will serve as the auctioneer. All businesses, agencies and indi-
viduals are invited to donate new or used items in good condi-
tion for the auction, and all are invited to attend the auction.
Contact Monja Robinson, Suwannee County Auction Chair, at
386-362-1734 or United Way of Suwannee Valley, 386-752-
5604, for additional information or to donate an item.

Saturday
March 3
Country Dance and Barbecue Night
Branford Woman's Club of Branford will offer Country
Dance and Barbecue Night Saturday, March 3. Dinner: 4-8
p.m. with a country dance from 7 p.m.- until. The event will
be held at Branford Shrine Club and the adjacent Land's load-
ing dock/pole barn. Cost: Dinner only $5; Dinner/dance $8; or'
Dance only $5: Crazy "J" will play all your favorite country
dance music, Kelly Hunter from Sister's Cafe will sing a few
of her favorites and DeeAnna Horton will teach line dances.
Hay rides for the kids, with signed permission of course, and
door prizes. Dine in or dine out. Advance reservations pre-
ferred, so they know how many to cook for. Proceeds fund
various charities. Info/reservations: Terri, 386-935-6532.

Saturday
March 3
South's International Folk


Suwannee County Cattlemen

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Donated By:
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Try your Luck Hit the "JACKPOT"
Tickets are only $1.00 each
First Prize is this quality beef heifer or $400 cash
Many other prizes to be given away!

Drawing to be held at the 2007 Open Youth Heifer Show
At the Suwannee County Fair ~ April 2007, Live Oak, FL
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For more information: 386-362-2130
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STREET ADDRESS:

CITY, STATE, ZIP:

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11043 109th Lane
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Dance Competition
South's International Folk
Dance Competition will be
held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday,
March 3 at James Rainwater
Conference Center off 1-75:
and Highway 84 in Valdosta,
Ga.; Cost: free with the annual
Azalea International Folk Fair
admission of $5; Info/registra-
tion: www.folkdancecompeti-
tion.org or Serena Huang,
229-506-1973 or e-mail her at
serenahuang@valdostaasian-
festival.com.

Saturday
March 3
Watercolor
workshop
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park in White
Springs will host a watercolor
workshop designed for begin-
ner through intermediate level
from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sat-
urday, March 3. Cost: $35,
covers park admission, sup-
plies, techniques, color theory
and painting. Limited to 6 stu-
dents. Bring a bagged lunch
and a favorite landscape pho-
to. Info: 386-397-1920.

Saturday
March 3
Free live antique
auction and road-


show
Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store, 300 N.W. 8th Ave.,
Gainesville will host a free live antique auction and roadshow
from 1-4 p.m, Saturday, March 3.The public is invited to bring
items for a brief verbal appraisal by John Sikorski, host of the
popular radio show "Sikorski's Attic." Schedule: Preview 1-2
p.m., live auction begins at 2 p.m. Bid on antiques and col-
lectibles. No dealers, please.T he cost of an appraisal is $5 per
item, with a limit of three items per person. No coins, stamps,
firearms or fabrics, please. Roadshow tickets (to have items
appraised) on sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
able for purchase. All proceeds benefit Haven Hospice's pa-
tient care, bereavement and community outreach programs.
Info/tickets: 352-378-7484 or toll-free, 800-727-1889.

Saturday
March 3
Watercolor class for
beginner to intermediate
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs is offering a class in watercolor landscape painting
from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3 in Craft Square.
Cost: $35. Bring your lunch. Limited to six people. Info: 386-
397-1920, www.stephenfostercso.org, www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Sunday
March 4
US Southeastern Youth
Fiddle Championship
The ninth annual US Southeastern Youth Fiddle Champi-
onship/Sawgrass Fiddle Contest for Youth will be held from 9
a.m.-5:15 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at Paynes Prairie Preserve
State Park in Micanopy. Cash prizes will be awarded in each
category: advanced, intermediate, beginning and twin fiddlers,
as well as young back-up musicians. Workshops and perfor-
mances will continue throughout the day. Info: 352-374-879.8,
www.sawgrassfiddle.com.

Monday
March 5
Fibromyalgia support group meeting
Fibromyalgia support group will meet for its first meeting
from 7-8 p.m., Monday, March 5 at Suwannee River Regional
Library, 1848 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak and continue to
meet on the first Monday of each month. Feel free to bring
family members. Info: 386-842-5206.

Tuesday
March 6

"A Night of Stars" honoring
educational excellence in education
Suwannee Foundation for Excellence in Education proudly
presents "A Night of Stars" honoring educational excellence in
education at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 in Varn Dining Hall,
Camp Weed. Cost: $20. Info/tickets: Hillary Cannon, 386-364-
2456.'

Tuesday
March 6
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE (Test
of-Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at
NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the Madison campus.
TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is required.
Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Tuesday
March 6
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, March 6 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
US 129 North, Live Oak. A sit-down dinner is served at 6:30
p.m. for $10 per person. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is
not required to joi n us for the meeting. All Democrats are in-
vited to join us in participating in the Democratic Process.


ONE STROKE

PAINTING CLASSES
Since no local stores carry any Donna Dewberry
supplies, books, brushes, kits, etc, or Plaid Paint
Supplies anymore, you can now call me. T have
supplies on hand or will be glad to special order
S_. ,-anything for you. Prices will be
S comparable or cheaper than
any local store was. I will
also be starting new classes
.I ,,, right after Jan 1, 2007. Call
me for more info. Carolyn
.Spilatore 386-208-4828
-- Email: crs@alltel.net or
Scarolyns@poolerealty.com 31615-F


Meetings are held the first
Tuesday of each month.
Info/RSVP for dinner: Moni-
ca, 386-330-2036.

Tuesday
March 6
Escorted tour to
Carl Hurley Show
in Lakeland
Live Oak Senior Citizens
plan an escorted tour through
a tour company for Tuesday,
March 6 to the Carl Hurley

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A sibling is diagnosed with cancer. A colleague's baby is born too soon. A neighbor suffers a
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Times like these often bring family, friends and neighbors to ask, "How can I help?" But
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p: intrusive.
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cause action-paralysis. They
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or how to ask for help. Friends
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doing whatever they see that
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Spring hope and relief to a hurting
t on ad ._ t p familyy"
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days and weeks consumed with
medical tests, doctor visits,
surgeries, physical therapy or
chemotherapy. Here are five
S specific ways to help until life
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; Starting at Home
For those who are touched with a health care crisis, you can take Try not to ask the general
many steps to help through this difficult time. question, "How can I help?"
Instead, take responsibility for a
specific task and tell the family when it will be completed. Even asking, "Could I mow your
lawn?" may result in a gentle brush-off for fear of imposition. Telling the person, "I'm going to
mow your lawn every Thursday" breaks down reservations.
If your neighbor is away at the hospital day and night, get their newspapers, mail or
deliveries. When you visit the hospital, deliver their personal cards, notes and letters, which
can provide comfort and support during long hours. Water their flowers and plants. Turn the
lights on and off to provide added security.


The mail, laundry and dust are bound to pile up when there's limited time at home. Offer to
clean the house, fold laundry or hire a cleaning person for the tasks.
2. Simplify Communication
Keeping people informed of an individual's medical condition and progress also can be a
major, and often hidden, stressor.
"It is emotionally draining and physically exhausting for family members of a patient to
repeat details of the treatment progress or latest test results with 10 people every day," said
Sona Mehring of CaringBridge. "It can be overwhelming and takes time away from their
loved one the person who really needs their attention." CaringBridge is a nonprofit service
providing free, private and personalized web sites that serve as communication and support
hubs during health care crises.
If you're close to the affected family or person, offer to set up a CaringBridge Web site for
them (www.caringbridge.org). It takes two minutes and is easy to update, keeping all those
concerned regardless of their location apprised pf any developments. The site allows an
author to post background on the individual's condition and diagnosis, provide updates with
regular journal entries, post photos, and link to other sites for medical information. Sites also
provide a guestbook for visitors to post personal notes, prayers and poems. And whenever a
journal update is made to the individual's site, registered visitors receive an e-mail notice
informing them of the update.
3. Help With Meals
Provide ready-to-cook meals, frozen and portioned according to the family's size. Many
online recipe sources allow you to customize recipes for families of two or 12. And be creative
- families are too often overwhelmed with large pasta dishes. Make-and-bake meal.preparation
stores are convenient sources for unique, already-assembled meals.
Gift cards to fast-food or casual dining restaurants come in handy on busy days. For family
members who remain at home, go grocery shopping for staples like milk, bread, eggs, cereal,
etc. Put the groceries away, and leave a note with meal suggestions for the week.
4. Take Care Of The Rest Of The Family
Maintaining a typical daily routine is unrealistic in the nmidst of a health care crisis. Kids,
however, still need to go to school or get to after-school activities. Offer to provide rides for
the kids or dinner for them before their evening activities. Life goes on and needs to,
especially for children.
Giving kids an outlet for fun can relieve stress and worry. Invite them to a sporting event,
the zoo or a movie with your children. Again, specifically say, "We're picking up Brian at 6:45
for the high school football game; we'll be home at 10." This will give parents kid-free time to
decompress, run errands or catch up on much-needed sleep.
And don't forget about the four-legged family members. Offer to walk or feed the dog at a
specific time each day and follow through.
5. Don't Do It Alone
When a crisis strikes, many people truly want to help. Neighbors, colleagues, faith
communities and other groups can pool their energy and resources to help spread the
responsibilities among many people and reduce the strain over an extended period of time:
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Show in Lakeland. Tour prices vary and membership is not re-
quired to take the tours. Walter and Charlene Howell will es-
cort the tour. Senior citizens are invited to join the group
which meets at 10:30 a.m., the first Monday of each month in
Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW Eleventh
St., Live Oak. Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-
2241.

March 8
NFCC will conduct
College Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m., Thursday, March 8, in the NFCC Testing Center, Build-
ing 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

March 8
Pregnancy Crisis Center baby shower
Happy Homemakers Club and Home and Community Edu-
cators (HCE) will host a baby shower to benefit clients of
Pregnancy Crisis Center from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8
in the conference room at Suwannee County Extension Ser-
vice, 1302 Eleventh Street, SW, Live Oak. Refreshments will
be served. Bring a wrapped new baby gift or discount coupons
for baby items. Info: 386-362-2771.

March 9
"Stories of Love and Loss" concert
"Stories of Love and Loss," featuring Joyce Guyer Wise, so-
prano and Timothy Hoekman, piano, will be held at 7 p.m.,
Friday, March 9 in The Village Church, Advent Christian Vil-
lage, Dowling Park; Free admission; Info: Dick Grillo at 386-
658- 5291, dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Enter now!
Deadline March 10
Miss Suwannee River
Valley Pageant in Branford
Would you like to be the next Miss America? Come join in
the fun as Suwannee River Valley of North Florida Pageants,
Inc. hosts the first Miss Suwannee River Valley Scholarship
Pageant in Branford' Open to young women 17-24 years who
reside in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and
Union counties. The pageant is affiliated with the Miss Florida
and Miss America Scholarship programs. Deadline for entry is
March 10. Pageant will be held at 7 p.m., March 24 in Bran-
ford High School Auditorium. Info: Co-executive directors-Di-


ane Walker-Saunders, 386-935-6380 or 386-208-9426; or Kel-
lie Curl 386-935-6280 or 386-688-7447.

March 10
Chili Challenge
Suwannee Historical Museum's annual Chili Challenge will
be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10 on the
Loading Dock at the Museum located at 208 N. Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak. Set-up at 9 a.m. and judging will be held at 10 a.m.
Features a day of family fun and good eating. Chili experts
and novices will compete in one of three categories: Business,
Civic Organization/Church or Individual. Prizes will be award-
ed in each category for Best Chili as well as award for Show-
manship and People's Choice. Groups or individuals wishing
to compete may call the Museum at 386-362-6296 between 9
a.m. and 3 p.m. to request an entry form. The entry fee'is $5.
The general public is also invited to come taste all the different
chili dishes (all-you-can-eat) for $5. Info/entry form: 386-362-
6296.

Sign up now!
March 10
CCS Ninth Annual Law Mower Races
Community Services (CCS) Ninth Annual Lawn Mower
Race will be held Saturday, March 10 at Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak. Info/registration:
Debbie Lee, 386-362-7143.

March 10-11
Alachua Art Festival
Alachua Art Festival will be held Saturday-Sunday, March
10-11. Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy fine art, fine craft, music food and more.
Free admission and free parking. Info: 352-344-0657.

March 11
23rd Annual America's Cover Miss
and Cover Boy, USA Baby Contest
and Model/Beauty Search
Excitement fills the air for the 23rd consecutive year. 23rd
Annual America's Cover Miss and Cover Boy, USA Baby
Contest and Model/Beauty Search will be held at Lake City
Mall with registration at 1:30 p.m. and competition at 2:30
p.m. Sunday, March 11. Eight age divisions for girls from
birth to 25 years old and boys from birth to three years. Win-
ners eligible to qualify for $10,000 savings bond and many
other prizes. Info/application: 850-476-3270. 4

March 12
The Piano Men in concert at LCCC


The Piano Men will be in concert featuring a musical journey
through the 70's at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 12 at Lake City
Community College in Levy Performing Arts Center. Cost: $14
general admission, $13 seniors, and $12 LCCC staff and stu-
dents. Dinner available before concert at Lobo Caf6 for $8.
Menu: chicken Kiev or hickory smoked ham, sweet potatoes,
broccoli, baked beans, mixed dinner rolls, salad bar, carrot cake,
choice of any fountain drink, tea or coffee. Info/tickets/reserva-
tions: 386-754-4340.

March 12
Hamilton County Democratic
Executive Committee meeting
Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12 at the Jasper Public Library.
The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each
month at Jasper Public Library. All interested Democrats are
invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Info: Rhett
Bullard, 386-3.03-2039.

March 13
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE (Test
of Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at
NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the Madison campus.
TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is required.
Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

March 13
For-profit business development
and management workshop
The Entrepreneurial Rural Business Development Project
(ERBDP) will offer a free workshop focusing on for-profit
business development and management for residents of Hamil-
ton County from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at Hamilton
County Extension Office, 1143 US 41 NW, Jasper. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info: Allen Tyree, 386-792-1276.

March 13
The Piano Men
NFCC Artist Series presents The Piano Men starring Jim
Witter at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at Van H. Priest Auditori-
um, NFCC campus, Madison. Ififo/tickets: 850-973-1653,
ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.

March 13-14
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC); GED tests; 6
p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, March 13-14, NFCC Technical
Center, Madison campus; Pho-
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Florida Coalition
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Conference
Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence Rural Con-
ference will be held Tuesday-
Thursday, March 13-15 at
Lake City Community Col-
lege. Info: www.fcadv.org or
Natalie Land, Domestic Vio-
lence Coordinator Third Judi-
cial Circuit, Court Administra-
tion, 386-754-7020.

Register now!
Deadline March 15
Escorted
three-day tour
Live Oak Senior Citizens.
plan an escorted tour to Silver
Springs, Rivership Romance,
Cirque du Soleil and Cypress
Gardens Tuesday-Thursday,
May 15-17. Deadline to regis-
ter Thursday, March 15. Tours
are open to the public. The
group meets the first Monday
at 10:30 a.m. in Exhibition II
Building, Coliseum Complex,
1302 SW Eleventh St., Live
Oak. Info: Walter and Char-
lene Howell, 386-842-2241.

March 15
Not-for-profit
business
development
and management
workshop
The Entrepreneurial Rural
Business Development Project
(ERBDP) will offer a free
workshop focusing on not-for-
profit business development
and management for residents
of Hamilton County from 6-8
p.m., Thursday, March 15 at
Hamilton County Extension
Office, 1143 US 41 NW,
Jasper. Pre-registration is re-
quired. Info: Allen Tyree, 386-
792-1276.


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secluded. Beautiful rolling country estate
with 4 BR/2 BA home. 30 Acres in Bermuda
Hay. MLS 53158 Call B,-, ar, Srrnilhe, 386-
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r,, .,r,.,.. "' ,' ir i. 1 7 p ,h ILS A -i C l Tan,a SharTer 86.
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Heather M. Neill, Broker
PIONE: (386) 294-2131


lDE#g l F-!AMI Two 600'x40 breeder houses
completely upgraded in 2006. All new feeders. 28'x20'
S egg house. Compost barn. 3/2 DW MH. Situated on'
10.01 acres. Also includes tractor, riding mower.
#57994 $825,000






NEED % LL RGE FLAlLYL HOME 1lu- 2 mfle fIrcm or O'l Thi' paCou "
,ell buItlt btdoe b" *Ir." 2111. a l' and r 1,V i urrounded b si.-. heei, nd bac! ,
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SPACIOlUS QY'y ,41 ,. rg ar.rel Big kitchen with
lots of counter space & cabinets. Gracious living room
with 18' vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Great 1.02 acre
.yard with mature'trees and lots of room for the kids to
run while you're relaxing on the porch. Located just
nutWide of town In a quiet, safe neighborhood. The
-r.. are motivated, so make an offer! #53216


I LIVE IN U- :.:uplr, n, ihI 3 2 he'rne l.:haled ..ari 5 j:r Pr:opFn, r ,.ca2edJ
o, i-inH 4'. o. male tr:.rrm L,,e Oak 2.S'5.uiji. Call Dick Cal. il. 3ni.-
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CLEAN AS A WHISTLE- High on a Hill in (-'Brien area 201i5
3 2 D\VMH on 4 beautifull, cleared acres- front porch back
patio, $ n!u.i.:itc. Call Rhonda Miller 21S-5553 .MLS5?5501

GREAT H-OUSE! This 2 I home has all ne, appliance- and
T brand net carpel and tile Located Ilt ai 1 2 mile from Like Oak
I makes it perfect for going shopping along v. ith that ureat country,
S eel. N must s.eel' $ Is.0Ic Call Ben Fekula. i.14--1:1.-51.1 i


COULNTRI QUiIET ,el ct', cl..ie' Th. -; ajr-e h, i- tihe right
'pit Ior our neh, home ... ih plenty, of room for ice kid' L,..i- o1
tre. A.' th graded road frontage, all the pica-ore of courier, li. mg
set close enough for cit. convenience -4'.i.ilI C-all Nelda
Hatcher, 6S-,hil IMLS45N.'.14
19 ACRE \\OODED PARCEL haj paed road roriitage O.*. ner
S ill finance i"'.51.il per acre Call Ronnie Poole for mo-ire
informanionrl 32-4-530 T MLS-h36h

.4 A 5 .\CRE i.: t 1) lo e- Thi' is the perfect rmite for ,our fiUtuire.
L and-capinr is courtesy, of mother narnre- '. ooded and nani.al!
\n added bonmil it is minute tronir thie c ', lirniii of Li.e iaj
$Qiic'.9i Call ISherrel McCall os-'503 MLS .45'--44

PRET fY 11) acre tract for ,..-ur site built or MIH Nice and quiet
.ira i in Madi-:c n Count., Planted pine' or properI:, arc appri.:%. 0-
S ;,ear- old 14 C5.in.1l Call PaItt \\olfe 2usw-3131ii MLSLN a l Il


FIRED oc ill ihe l-itule nJ Builk' ThF 5 2 I 2 Brick Hirrrm sus on 10: t ,
acret Located btrcienr Lr. e Oak and Branfo'rd $2fS.51r.i Cill Elizabeth
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from the Suw9nnee River. Very versatile 1.04 acres
Should be used for home site or just hunting land. Nice
.kARJ 4481 3-High & dry property in goo sized trees on properly..#56817520,000
location of Lafayette County. Approx. 17 acres is i
cleared, the remaining acreage is planted pines. Paved -' ... 'C "7
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parcel is for L,ou Thi, !oi nould be ideal for thai home or mobile I
home ot ',our dreams Not too far from Branford and Su.nannee
R. cr $5ii.i6.11 Call In in Dees. 2-N-42-6. NILSP5'4-5 '


DOl LING PARK AREA is ; here :,ou ,%il find this 2ii)(fi
model Iiu)+ q fi D\\ MH 3 2 ;-ith office, front porch. back
deck.. ,inimintg poUl. shed. R\ or boat _'torage. All fenced in
'1.ith electric gate Must see it appreciate this beautIful home
-.LJ ing i S1 .1.'.i1ii. Call Rhonda M miller, 35.-20. -5553
MLSt-C 5-1.s

40 \ACRES planted pines Located in, McAlpin Trees appro\ 16-
l Irs ,rold Onl', 3i.i:i.i0i Liz Pineda. n5t-265o MLLS55ss"

THE PRICE IS RIGHT on thief 5 acre lot ust off 10-l4th. this lot
i conenicenit io L,..e Oak and Dou ling Park.. et perfect for
country' li.ing. Greal area for ;,our nean home and great
nelirhborliood for \our f.nmill $5i,cit-0I Call Nelda Hatcher. 6S.-
. Si- MlLS 952411s

FIVE ACRES .-,n pared road. near t,-'v.n Re-tricied to 1,.501i
,q ft home S.':S.~~1t Call Ronnie Poole. 3t-2-1539 N1LS52211,'s

NICE 87 ACRES NMOIOL. Pariiall,, v.ooded, motil, cuitoer
Could ea.Il, be cleared for a fanir or pa truire Tv.o mobile homes
on the proper., are nice and clean, but older N..o alue is being
placed on their sking wriu.O.m0 Call Patih \\olle i20-303ii
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CORNER LOT u acre' Proper., has older planted pine- read., "
for har.ei Hligh. dr>, and a hunters drean, C.rn.enleli to NICE COLINTRI NEIGHBORS...'i. ac appro,. IS ac
Braniford, Lite (-lak, : Lake (it', Ti'- e.ould make a beaucilul planted pine, income -rom pine irraw. cleared homeite. close to10
home site. .till, quiet count, iting Mlst ec .\A;king 1I fI t $ i.11 paced road, great location. 1 "5,0i:i call Glenda McCall. 36-
Call Cher, I Seller-, 50-.4105 B.NLSt559 10'S-.52'44-N MLS#5?146 -


409 44 -Shape this Madison County property into acres has a cleared home site and cypress cabin.
whatever you would like to use it for. Clear spot for your Approx. 18 acres in 5 yr old planted pines balanced in
home and have a 12 acre cypress pond In your back natural woods, also has 90x140 stocked pond, two
yard, or keep it natural and use it for great hunting land. power poles, two wells, fenced on three sides. Property
Property has been cut over but, has not been kept up backs up to 32,000 acre hunting club. This property has
so thick underbrush has grown up, Property is a total of a lot of potential for many possibilities. #50685
40 acres. #54031 $200,000 $376,000
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HOME -Inside this 3/2
2,270 sq. ft..home has
a great Island kitchen
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tile flooring, breakfast
bar, family room
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Surround Sound, office,
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skylights, stained glass
pieces, in-wall
aquarium & gym.
Backyard is spectacular
w/privacy fence, ponds,
paths, & a nice pool.
#209,000 #55510



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S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. M. Elizabeth Elliott, Evening 842-2372


(1) Commercial: 11.79 ac '+/-
with approx. 540 ft. on US 129
with a multipurpose central
heat & air condition
commercial bldg. cont. approx.
21,800 sq. ft. under roof ample
paved parking. Good location
excellent commercial potential.
$1,920,000.
(2) Saddle Club: Nice four
acre tract in grass with
scattered trees fenced. Good
buy @ $49,950 terms.
(3) Off US 27: 80 acres planted
pines in a cropland site 16
years old, on good county
road, good buy at $11,000 per
acre.
(4) CR 51: Nice four acre tract
on CR 51 with trees fenced,
good area. Priced to sell at
$55,000.
(5) Branford area: 15 acres in
good cropland, with county
roads and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27
& US 129. Reduced to $10,995
per acre
(6) Hamilton Co: 1/2 acre tract
on CR 148 with a 3/2 CH/AC
mobile home in good
condition, kitchen furnished.
$48,500.
(7) Off CR-349: Two acre
wooded corner lot near Royal
Springs. Good buy at $19,900.
(8) 167th Rd.: 3 Bedroom, 2
baths CH/AC brick with
garage, kitchen furnished. 2
ac. homesite. Reduced to
$149,900.
(9) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in'
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(10) Hamilton County: Two
nice wooded acres on (CR 150
paved rd) Priced to sell at
16,500. Terms.
(11) Off CR49: 40 acres in
Coastal Bermuda grass on
good 1/4 mile on county road.
10,900 per acre.


(12) Off US 129 South: Five
acres partially fenced scattered
trees & grass. Good land home
tract. $49,950.
(13) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road
with 107 ft. on water, elevation
survey buildable, good buy @
$72,000.
(14) Falmouth Area: five acre
tract with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath
singlewide mobile home, 8x20
shop. $84,500.
(15) Hamilton Co.: CR 158, 5
acres in grass with a few trees.
Seller will furnish survey.
$74,900.
(16) Jasper, FL: Vickers Court
4/3 CH/AC brick home with
kitchen furnished, garage
approx. 2,100 sq. ft. under
roof. $196,000.
(17) Off CR 349: 10 acres
wooded with CH&AC log
home with 30'x40' pole barn,
kitchen furnished, washer &
dryer, 10'x12' storage. Good
area. Reduced to $215,000.
(18) Dowling Park: 5 acre
wooded on paved road,
$59,900.
(19) 121st Street: 90 acres in
good coastal Bermuda. Old
homesite with pecan trees, 4"
well, etc. Good area $11,550
per acre.
(20) Near City: 3 bedroom, 2
bath CH/AC brick home cont.
approx. 1600 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, washer &
dryer, 2 car detached garage,
10'x20' storage, 3/4 ac. lot.
Priced to sell @ $145,000.
(21) Suwannee River: 2 lots
with 230 ft. on the water on
good county road near a good
boat ramp. $105,000 for the
pair, owner will divide.
(22) Suwannee Valley Estates:
4 acres wooded on good county
road. $35,000. 331631-F


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in the

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Water, sewer &
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No pets.
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until. Live Oak Community Church of
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size clothing.

Apartments
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Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, disability,
familial status or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children
under 18.








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Houses for Rent
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3Bd/2Ba, with Mother in law suite.
$800.00 mo. 1st and last. Call 386-
294-1349


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Collectibles

Coins & Paper Money Wanted Retired Engineer will pay
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NEW MANUFACTURED HOMES Hwy 441 Ocala,
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prohibited by law. Terms and conditions subject to change
without notice.


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waterfall & large public lake nearby, paved private access,
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L&S Realty (207)781-3294.,
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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182


Dear Classified Guys,
For my son's birthday I bought him a
parakeet from the pet store. The first
few weeks, the bird was singing and
whistling throughout the day. Then I
noticed the bird began to seem lone-
ly so I bought a second parakeet to
keep it company. Those two birds
got along great, too good in fact.
Before I knew it, we had four eggs
that quickly turned into four baby
birds. That's too many birds for this
household. So while reading your
column, before I lined the birdcage
(sorry about that), I was inspired to
place an ad to give them away. So far
everyone who has called wants to
know if the birds are male or female.
To be honest, I have no idea. I could-
n't even tell you which one was
the Mom. Can you help me
figure this out so I can give ,
them away? I promise I -
won't use the classified to
line the birdcage anymore.

Cash: That seems like a fair trade.
Although it's great to see the classified
have so many uses! At least the birds
have some quality reading material as
Well.
Carry: It can be difficult to determine
the gender for many breeds of birds.


Duane "Cash" Holze
& Todd "Carry" Holze


- 02/25/07
02007 The Classified GuysO


There are people who get a pet bird and
quickly name is something like Johnny.
Then, they're really surprised when
'Johnny' lays eggs!
Cash: For many birds there are no
observable differences between genders,
and behavior is rarely a good indicator.
For some breeds, a trip to your veteri-
narian is the only way to find out.
Carry: Lucky for you, parakeets have
physical characteristics that can some-
times help identify their gender, at least
in the adult birds. Parakeets have a cere
or small bump above their beak that con-
tains the nostrils. In a mature male, the
cere is typically bright blue. In a female,


the cere is pink or reddish brown.
Cash: However on baby birds, like
the ones you'd like to give away, the
ceres will appear pale blue. The color
doesn't change until maturity, which can
take up to a year or so. That's probably
far longer than you'd like to keep the
birds.
Carry: Unless someone is pairing up
the birds for company or breeding, the
gender is rarely important. Since many
people are simply looking for a pet,
you're sure to find the birds a good home
very soon. In the meantime, at least
they'll enjoy our column at the bottom of
their cage.


r.- I mntz-l


For the Birds
When most people consider getting
a pet, they think of a cute little puppy.
or kitten. While these are the two
most popular pets found in 70 million
households, they are not for everyone.
That's why birds rank third in pet
ownership. Nearly 6.5 million house-
holds own a pet bird according to the
American Pet Products Association,
some 16 million birds in all. That's
more birds than there are feathers on
Sesame Street's Big Bird, which is a
mere 4000 feathers.
Quacked
If you have several pet birds that lay
eggs, you know how quickly the pop-
ulation can expand. However, remov-
ing and destroying the eggs may not
be the best solution. Many bird
species will simply re-lay their eggs.
Instead, try the technique used by the
Department ofAgriculture to control
bird wildlife population. After your
birds lay their eggs, coat them with
vegetable oil. The oil prevents the
eggs from hatching by not allowing
,air through the pores. Another effec-
tive option is called-egg addling,
which involves shaking the egg to
prevent hatching and returning it to
the nest ..


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$500.00 mo. 1st, last + security'
deposit. No Pets. Credit check
required. Call 386-754-2679.
Vacation Rentals
SMOKEY MOUNTAIN CABIN
For rent with Trout stream' near'
Cherokee, NC, also near Gatlinburg,
TN and Dolly Wood. $325.00 week'
Call 386-752-0013
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t.:, CeroKce 2.. mrn 10i Parw.ay,
Muoraimin Siriam a1iTn pcniic rea.
Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
$500/wk, $1600/mo. 386-330-4207
Lucy

Commercial
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COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
RENT 1300 sq ft. (plus or minus)
lots of parking. $1200.00 mo. 304 W.
Howard St. 386-623-5227

Office Space
FirstDay
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT In Live
Oak. Has approx. 1,300 sq.ft. .For
further information call Poole Realty
386-209-1766
OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT. Located
in Live Oak for rent. For further
information call Poole Realty at 386-
209-1768

Farm Land
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PASTURE LAND FOR RENT
50 Acres with new fencing & 2 large
barns. Near C R 49 & CR 252 in Live
Oak. Also, 52 Acres with new fencing'.
& 1 large barn In Taylorsville (near
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Close to Dowling Park and Prison
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Ext. 510

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1992 28X56 3/2 $65,000.00. ,
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w/full basement, $199,900.
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Hollow Lake, perfect for cabin
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residence. Utilities, paved roads.
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property. Owner financing from
$29,900. Centrally located near
Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga.
931-839-2968, 888-939-2968
FIVE ASH FOREST UNIQUE Gated
55+ MH Community Located in
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Selling Palm Harbor Homes
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Acreage
ACRES 67 Only $670,000 Beautiful
oaks, great pastures, secluded
setting. Perfect for horses! Close to
state park & easy, access St. Mary's
River. 30 mins Jacksonville FL. Call
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AIKEN SOUTH CAROLINA 5,000
Acres. 26 Miles' of Rd. Frontage.
Devel. Inv., 1031 Exc. Owner 803-
640-3497
BIG RIVER ACREAGE By Owner,
260 acres, comes with cabin. Hilltop
setting w/view of 3200' of frontage
along Ohio Muskingum River.
Beautiful mostly wooded property.
$549,000. Call 740-489-9146


COLORADO, 5 ACRES, near Ski
Resort, Lake & Hunting. Mountain
Views! Level & Buildable. On county
maintained roads. $300 Down &
$95/month. $7900 Total. Also
'available 35 acres. 1-505-770-6451.
DELAWARE COUNTY Liquidation!
5/acres was $59,900, Now $419.9001
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Accepted Bluff Lots Great Views
Over Tennessee, Bluff Lots,
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remodeled. McAlpin area close to
rivers, Live Oak and Branford.
Reduced for quick sale $74,000.00
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GEORGIA Washington County.
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ground pool. Call Beverly @ Town &
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GEORGIA LAND North Central 1-
10 acre tracts. Beautiful wooded
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w/financing available.
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miles from 1-20. $4500/acre. Will
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HUNTER'S PARADISE: 50 acres
for sale in the heart of the chiggers
and ticks hunting club. Just of 27.
Call Broker Julie Cole C ole & Sharp
Development 352-871-5354..
KENTUCKY 885 beautiful acres.
Incredible hunting, great investment /
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$1750/acre. 498 acres,. $1495/acre.
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SUWANNEE LANDING
Offers resort style living in the heart
of original F.orida Amernilies include.
clubhouse, pool, n..i iut. iennis, etc.
Taxiway lots start' at $150,000 and
residential lots start at $75,000. Call
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NC LAND: 30acs,. possible
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4.4 AC, Live Oak. FL. $64,900

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
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ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY ACRES
Older home, planted pines, Approx. 7
mi. SW of Live Oak, FL Total price
$1,350,000.00. Ph. 386-362-1143.
OWNER SAYS SELL! 36+ AC -
$197,000 50% Below Recent Cert.'
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private, secluded setting.' Mature
Oaks & pines, abundant wildlife,
gated community. Registered
survey, power & phone. Excellent
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1-866-352-2249, xli180
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Braised Chicken With Fennel and Dried Figs
Fig Heaven (William Morrow, 2004) by Marie Simmons


Serves 4
1 fennel bulb, about 12
ounces
8 ounces Blue Ribbon
Orchard Choice or
Sun-Maid Figs, stemmed
1 whole chicken, about
3 1/2 pounds, cut into
8 serving pieces
Kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted
butter*
1 tablespoon extra-virgin
olive oil
2 medium or 1 large leek,
roots and green tops
trimmed, soaked in
warm water, rinsed
thoroughly, cut into
1-inch lengths
2 medium carrots, cut into
1-inch lengths
1 teaspoon fennel seeds,
bruised with a mortar
and pestle or a large
knife
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
Trim stem end arid dark green tops
from fennel; reserve a few fronds
for garnish. Cut fennel bulb length-
wise into quarters; cut across into
1-inch pieces. Chill in a bowl of
iced water 20 minutes; drain. Place


figs in small bowl and cover with
boiling water; let stand 10 minutes;
drain and cut in half.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and
pepper. Heat butter and olive oil in
large deep skillet until sizzling. Add
chicken, a few pieces at a time and
cook until lightly browned, about 5
minutes per side. Remove chicken
to a side dish as it browns. Leave a
thin film of oil in bottom of pan;
discard remaining oil. Add fennel,
leeks and carrots to pan. Cook, stir-
ring, until vegetables are softened,
about 5 minutes. Add figs and fennel
seeds to pan. Cook, stirring, until
cut sides of figs are lightly browned,
about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook,
stirring, 1 minute. Add chicken
broth and wine. Heat to boil; boil,
uncovered, until reduced by half,
about 5 minutes. Add chicken and
juices to pan. Cover and cook over
medium-low heat until chicken
juices run clear when pierced with
a fork, about 15 minutes.
With slotted spoon transfer
chicken, vegetables and figs to
warmed serving platter; cover to
keep warm. Boil juices over high
heat until reduced and slightly
thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour
juices over chicken; garnish with
fennel fronds and serve.
*Can omit butter and increase olive
oil to 2 tablespoons, if desired.


Figs


for Easter




Meals


FAMILY FEATURES

Rich family traditions of fun and laughter
shared around the Easter and Passover
dinner table beckon for a fresh holiday
spread. Try one that captures awe with
new, inventive and delicious recipes. Greet your
family, and guests' fancy for flavor with the sweet
and satisfying savor of figs. Figs add pizzazz and
texture to salads; a hearty richness to whole-grain
side dishes; and a pleasant, subtle contrast to
such savory entrees as lamb, beef, pork, chicken
or fish. Follow the featured recipes for simple,
yet elegant holiday dishes.
Besides the sweet and full flavor that figs bring
to the table, they are a healthy ingredient with
dietary fiber, rich complex carbohydrates and
such essential minerals as potassium, iron and
calcium.
While shopping, look for Mission figs, which
.are sweet and dark purple, or the lighter Golden
figs with their firm texture and nutty flavor. Both
varieties work equally well in recipes.
Explore many more delicious fig recipes by
visiting www.valleyfig.com.


Fig-Honey Nests
Makes 12 nests
8 ounces Blue Ribbon
Orchard Choice or
Sun-Maid Figs,
stemmed and coarsely
chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped
walnuts
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 sheets phyllo dough,
thawed
3 tablespoons melted butter
Honey syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
11/2 teaspoons lemon juice


Heat oven to 3750F. Combine figs,
walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; set
aside. Lightly brush 1 phyllo sheet
with butter; keep remaining phyllo
dough covered with a damp towel.
Place another sheet on top and brush
with butter; repeat with remaining
sheets. Cut into 12 equal squares.
Place 2 tablespoons fig mixture in
center of each square. Gather and
crimp edges of phyllo dough
around filling to form the "nest."
Place on baking sheet coated with
cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 min-
utes or until edges are lightly
browned. Remove.
For honey syrup, combine all
ingredients. Bring to boil; reduce
heat and simmer 3 minutes. Drizzle
1 teaspoon over each nest.


Pistachio-Fig Macaroons
Makes 20 cookies
1 1/2 cups raw, unsalted, shelled
pistachio nuts or slivered
almonds, divided
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
granulated sugar
1 large egg white
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
(or almond extract with
almonds)
1 cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice
or Sun-Maid Figs, stemmed and
finely chopped
2 ounces chopped semisweet or
bittersweet chocolate (optional)
Adjust oven rack to middle position and
preheat oven to 325F. Finely chop 1/2 cup
nuts; set aside. In food processor, combine
remaining 1 cup nuts and sugar. Process until
nuts are finely ground. Add egg white and
extract. Process until dough forms a ball.
Remove dough to a separate bowl (dough
will be a little-sticky). With lightly oiled
hands, mix in figs. Form dough into 20
(about 1-inch) balls. Roll balls in chopped
nuts. Place on large greased baking sheet.
Flatten balls to 1 1/2-inch rounds. Bake 15
to 18 minutes, just until edges and bottoms
of cookies are light golden brown; do not
overbake. Cool on sheet 5 minutes. Remove
from sheet to wire rack to cool completely.
For chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate in
double boiler over simmering water, stirring
often. (Or melt in small microwave-safe bowl
in microwave oven on 50 percent power 2 to
3 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 30
seconds.) Drizzle over cookies.


Roasted Salmon With
Caramelized Onions,
Figs and Wine
Serves 4
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound yellow onions, halved and
thinly sliced (4 cups)
'12 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste,
if desired
1 cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice
or Sun-Maid Figs, stemmed and
quartered
1/2 cup red or white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
rosemary
Freshly ground black pepper
1 to 11/3 pounds salmon filet,
skinned and cut into 4 portions
Chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 450E. Swirl olive oil in
bottom of medium nonstick skillet. Add
onions and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover
and cook over medium-low heat, stirring
occasionally, until onions are soft, about 10
minutes. Remove cover; cook, stirring often,
until onions are golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir in figs, wine, broth, vinegar and rose-
mary. Increase heat to high; simmer until
sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Add salt
and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper to
taste. Place on lightly oiled heavy baking
sheet. Roast in oven 7 to 10 minutes or until
fish flakes. Sprinkle salmon with parsley.
Serve with fig sauce.









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ALL WORK GUARANTEED (386) 209-1073
- Carritniry Windows & Doors- Prelao Carporls
DeI,4. Garage Doors Porches
* Rooing Fenes Vinyl Sidinq
SGuilers & Tile Ceiling Tiles
Downspout,: *Cabinels Mobile Home
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Your new career is waiting for you now! Check our employment listings, here and online at www.nflaonline.com


EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
FirstDay
ARNP-ORT-CRT-RN-LPN
Positions available at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital and Clinics,
Perry, FL.
RN and LPN 7p shift receives
additional pay incentives.
Applications at:
wwwdoctorsmemorial.com
Email:
dianam @ doctorsmemorial.com
Fax 850-584-0661 or call
HR 850-584-0866.
DFWP, EOE
ATTENDANTS
Five positions available, complete
training provided to perform janitorial
services in Suwannee/Hamilton
area. Need dependable
transportation; able to lift 35 IbS.
Uniforms provided ADA/EOE/Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in person at:
Comprehensive Community
Services, Inc., 506 S. Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32064
C.N.A.
Full time 6 AM-2PM position. Also,
full time 10PM-6AM position.
Requirement of excellent attendance
and performance histories. Seeking
friendly team player. Smaller, modern
facility with good work atmosphere.
Contact: Jennifer Richardson,
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
Main St. Mayo, Fl. 386-294-3300

C.N.A. NEEDED
Full Time with Benefits
3pm 11pm
Call Angela Akins
At 386-362-7860
Or Apply at
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Odk, FL 32064
EOE/D/V/M/F
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN NEEDED
full time for Internist's
office in Live Oak.
Fax resume to (386) 362-6403.


BOOKKEEPER
Location: Suwannee County
Administrative Office
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The
incumbent will process financial
transactions of the organization on
the General Ledger computer
system, perform audit and checking
functions in accordance" with
instructions, issue vendor payments
and travel reimbursements as
necessary and prepare and issue
financial reports as directed.
Submit Resume to: Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc., P.O. Box 70,.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for employment.
Should special accommodations be
necessary, please call 386-362-4115
- Voice/TDD.
Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
Open
FirstDay
BOOKKEEPER
SUWANNEE COUNTY-
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The
incumbent will process financial
transactions of the organization on
the General Ledger computer
system, perform audit and -checking
functions in accordance with
instructions, issue vendor payments,
and travel reimbursements as
necessary and prepare and issue
financial reports as directed.
Submit Resume to: Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc., P.O. Box 70,
Live Oak, FL 32064
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for employment.
Should special accommodations be
necessary, please call 386-362-
4115-Voice/TDD
Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
Open.


CABINET FINISHER (spray lacquer,
etc.) For Cabinet Shop in Mayo, FL.
Located at corner of Hwy 27 and CR
53 (Buckville) Call Bell Woodworks at
386-294-2813.


CDL TRUCK DRIVER WANTED
2 yrs. experience, clean driving
record, Please contact Preferred
Pine Straw ask for Melanie or
Melissa at 386-935-2773
CDL-A' DRIVERS OTR & Local
Positions. Bonus every 6 months,
Great Benefits, New Equipment. 2
yrs Trc-tir & Tanker endorsement.
Apply at oakleytransport.com or 1-
877-882-6537
FirstDay
CHURCH SECRETARY
Want to be a valuable part of
something special? We are looking
for a dynamic, vibrant Christian to
join our team as our church
Secretary. Wellborn Baptist Church
(9 miles West of Lake City) is
seeking applicants to fill a part-time
secretarial position. Base pay for this
position is $11.33 per hour
(depending on experience) and does
not include benefits. The successful
applicant will work every morning
8:30-12:30 and Wednesday/Friday
afternoons until 4:00. This staff
member will need to be able to greet
the public in person and on the
phone, have knowledge of
computers and related software, and
be able to perform other office
support duties. Secretarial training
and a background in' a Southern
Baptist Church are preferable. An
application can be secured by
phoning 386-963-2231 or by visiting
* www.wellbornbaptist.com


FirstDay
Driver

TDT
Has Opportunities in Lake City
CDL-A Drivers needed for
specialized
Dedicated Local Operation
Home Daily
Assigned Tractors
And More
Call for details!
877-838-2378
www.gotdt.com
driver
MORRELLS OF LIVE OAK
Driver needed, must be 21 yrs. or
older with clean driving record. Call
386-330-5252


FirstDay
Drivers
8 Immediate Openings
for DRIVERS with
1 Yr.T/T Exp.
Class A CDL Req'd
HOME WEEKENDS
Top Pay Full Benefits
1-800-587-1964

FirstDay
HELP WANTED
Sales Position -professional phone
skills & basic computer skills
Must have excellent communication
skills, and be self motivated.
Salary + Commission -
Pharmaceutical Field

(386)935-0876 or
Fax Resume to (386)935-4802


CLERICAL
Different Positions Available, All
Levels. Fax Resume to 386-755-
7911 or Call 386-755-1991 for an
app. Wal-Staf Personnel

-irstDay
Drivers
NOW HIRING!!!
Be home everyday,
While making excellent pay!
We are now hiring exp class A
drivers to haul Dry Bulk Cement &
Chemicals
Excellent benefit package after 90
days of cont. employment.
All applicants must have:
Class A CDL with X end.
S1lyr tractor-trailer experience with a
t/t school cert or 2yrs tractor-trailer
experience without the cert.
25yrs or older
Please call for more information
866-FLA-ROCK' option 2 or apply
online:
www.floridarockandtanklines.com


Sunbelt Chrysler Jeep Dodge
of Live Oak

SNow hiring for:
- Office Personnel
S* Sales Consultants
A., Sales Managers
*F&I

Service Technicians


We provide:

401K, health & paid vacations.


Apply in person at
0 Mott Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Hwy. 90, Live Oak
Ask for Kim or Roger 338091-F


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STOP RENTING
* Save Time & Liability 386-867-1173
By The Foot or The Job Brian Kosko
Electric Plumbing Water Lines
Residential. Commercial., & Agriculture P.O. Box 3418
S Lcense and insured Lake City, FL 32056


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DUNCAN TIRE & AUTO
"Complete One Stop Service For Your Vehicle "
Alignment Specialists



24 HOUR TOWING |
62-4743 1-888-362-2568.
US 129 North @ Hamilton Ave.
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Suwannee Irrigation Repair LLC

Repair of all makes of lawn sprinkler parts.
Upgrade your old systems to New Efficient
Componets to SAVE MONEY and WATER.

Install Low-Volume Zones for your
expensive shrubs.

Call Jim at 386-266-9855


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CBC: 1255151 PH: 386-697-3650
Custom Homes PH: 386-963-3723

Tractorr Han dman
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Mark Wilkinson. Owner
20+ years Experience


Residential
Commercial


New &
Remodel


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Have The Bugs Takee
Over Your Patio?
Screen It In And Enjoy It Again!
Screen Rooms -Patio Covers -Pool Incloser
Anthony Sullivan 386-362-2597


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Mayo, FL 32066
386-294-1720
25 to 30 Years Metal Finish Warranty
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Sales Representative
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SNew Local Sales Rep
Free Next Day Delivery
Free Quotes

HermanMiller


386-842-5814
Fax 386-842-2160
Cell 772-342-8487
1-888-385-DOCS
Live Oak
http://www.docs-usa.com


Con-neiciial & Residenlial
Cu lcirn Buildring
Remodeling &
Renor.'.aicons
Rooling All T, pes

Fooiin,.s & F'undo. ilio ns

Anthon
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386-362-2597
Fax 386-362-1199


Sheel Meial 8& Copper
Scieen & Patic Enclosures
ROcol inspections
Do.r Windoiws. Gutters
Sidirg Leak Repair.
Cyislom Cupola

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L'.e Oak. FL 32064


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FirstDay
DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRING
Live Oak delivery drivers. Great pay,
earn up to $15.00 an hour. Flexible
hours. Call 386-364-8030
DRIVERS LCT WANTS YOU!
OTR drivers, solos or teams. 6
months experience & CDL-A / HAZ
required. Full benefits package.
2003-2005 Equipment. Call 1-800-
362-0159 LCTransportation.com
FirstDay
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
WORKER-AIRPORT
TEMPORARY POSITION
Member Services Administrator




Suwannee Valley Electric
Cooperative, Inc.
is now taking applications for a
Member Services Administrator
position. Primary duties consist of
providing administrative support
and services to the Director of
Member Services, the Member
Services department and SVEC
membership. Qualified applicants
must have completed 2 years
college or one year related job
experience with one year college,
have customer service
experience, be proficient in
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
and Access, have good
communication and interpersonal
skills, and be self motivated.
Applications are available at the
SVEC office, 11340 100th St.,
Live Oak, FL during regular hours
(8 am -4:30 pm). Deadline for
receiving applications is Friday,
March 2, 2007.
SVEC INC.
is an equal
opportunity employer

HELP WANTED
University of Florida/North Florida
Research and Education
Center Suwannee Valley
GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN
FULLTIME
FARM LABOR FULL TIME
Positions are listed, with the
Employment Connection 386-364-
7952 or contact Karen Hancock at
386-362-1725 x 101 or Laurie
,Osborne x 102 to apply, 7580 County
iRoad 136, Live Oak, FL, Live Oak,
FL 32060. A valid Florida drivers
License and background check are
required. Positions will remain open
until filled.


FirstDay
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
of Florida has positions open for
Part-time Tellers in Live Oak,
Dowling Park and Jasper. Applicants
must possess good interpersonal
skills, organizational & computer
skills, ability to operate standard
office equipment, and above average
math skills. Previous cash handling .
experience is required. You may pick
up an employment application at any
First Federal Branch and forward to
Human Resources, P.O. box 2029,
Lake City, FL. 32056. Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer.

INDUSTRIAL
New to Lake City or Live Oak? Tired
of looking for work on your own?
Various positions available/All Shifts,
Must be able to lift up to 701bs.
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.
LPN or RN NEEDED
7P 7A
WITH BENEFITS!!l
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at 386-362-7860
Maintenance
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 330-2567
FirstDay
RESTAURANT






Mgmt Open House
Hungry for a New Career?
Incredible GROWTH
Opptys for GMs, Asst
Managers & Shift Mgrs.
Xlnt $$, Bnfts, Stock
Purchase Plan & More!
Come Interview with
Our Corp Recruiter @
Employment Connections
Thurs, 3/1, 10a-4p'
1416 N. Ohio Ave
Live Oak, FL 32060
Dir: 386-364-7952
Fax Res: 888-597-7387
HLO@FoodBizJobs.com
APPT: 888-597-7746

FirstDay
SUWANNEE MEDICAL PERSONNEL
is now taking applications for CNA's
in the Lake Butler, Starke and Lake
City area. Must be a FL certified
CNA and have 1 year experience. If
interested please call 386-755-1544,
az., ic.r Mrlarir


*RN
Med/Surg
IMC
New Pay Scale


*Respiratory Therapy
CRT& RRT
Sleep Lab
Receptionist
*Ask About our sign-on bonus plan!
Lake City Medical Center has been
voted "Best of the Best" Hospital by
the Lake City Reporter for the last
seven years due to our dedicated
healthcare professionals providing
excellent patient care.
COME JOIN US TODAY!
We offer a generous benefit
package that includes health,
dental, life insurance, vision, stock
purchase plan, 401(k) retirement,
paid time off and many more!
EOE and Drug Free Work Place
For more information and to apply:
Call: (386)719-9020
Fax: (386)719-9028
Online: www.lakecitymedical.com
MH serv/repair
WAYNE FRIER
CORPORATE OFFICE
is now hiring for Mobile Home
Service and Used Home Repair
Position. Experience required. Call
Larry J. Olds for interview 386-362-
2720.
FirstDay
SEMI-TRUCK,
,DRIVER/Warbhouseman needed:
Must, have a Class A Commercial
Drivers License with a Hazard
materials endorsement and a clean
driving record. Duties include driving
a semi-truck, flat bed local delivery
truck and working in the warehouse.
Farmers Cooperative will be
.accepting applications.until March 5,
2007. Apply in person at Farmers
Cooperative, U.S. Highway 90 West
in Live Oak. No phone calls. Farmers
Cooperative is a drug free
workplace.
FirstDay
SUWANNEE MEDICAL PERSONNEL
is looking for a weekend LPN (20
hours) for the Lake City area, must
have experience with pediatrics. If
interested, please call 386-755-1544,
a:k or Mrlrinna


SOCIAL SERVICES OPENING
Full Time With Benefits
Must have BS/BA
Sociology, Social Work
Or Health Care Related Field.
Call Angela Akins at
386-362-7860. Or apply Suwannee
Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/DN/M/F

Want To Work in N. Florida?
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Live Oak, Suwannee County, FL
Due to growth we have new
employment opportunities in our
modern poultry operations.
*Examples of available jobs:
Deboner: $9.46
Packers: $8.91
Warehouse: $9.26
Night Sanitation: $9.26
Live Hangers: $11.40
Maintenance: $9.20-$14.00
*Includes Perfect Attendance
Bonus of $1.05/hour
Successful candidates must be
able to perform the essential
functions of the job with or without
accommodations, and be legally
authorized to work. Will train.
Overtime work available daily and
weekend. Medical and life
insurance, dental, vision and
prescription drug programs, paid
vacations, paid holidays, credit
union and more.
Apply Now!!!
PILGRIM'S PRIDE
19740 US Hwy 90W.
Live Oak, Florida 32060
English 386-208-0205
Espanol 386-208-0190
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EOE-AA-M-F-V-D

APPLICATIONS also ACCEPTED
Employment CONNECTIONS
LOCATIONS:
1416 N. Ohio Ave. 200 W.Base
Live Oak, FL Madison, FL
*EXPERIENCED CLASS A
DRIVERS NEEDED*
$1000 Sign on Bonus,
Local Runs, Home Nightly
SE Regional Runs also available
Health/Life Ins Available, 401 K
Paid Vacation, Wkly
Performance Bonus
$500 Quarterly-Safety/Perf Bonus
DOT Insp & Driver Referral Bonus




CALL 1-800-808-3052




TRANSPORTATION


Antique Autos for Sale
ANTIQUE CAR -'65 MUSTANG
Runs good $6,000.00 Call 386-362-
6147

Autos for Sale
CREDIT PROBLEMS?
NO PROBLEM!
CALL CHRIS AT
ROUNTREE MOORE
AND RIDE TODAY!
/ 386-867-0560
FirstDay
OLDS DELTA 88, 1990, 240k,
mechanically good, needs cosmetics
$800./OBO
95 ASTRO CONVERSION VAN,
57k, V6 mini blinds, TV, Exc. Cond.
$5700. 386-362-7293


MERCURY CONV. 1960 $5,500.00
1979 Ford Ranchero $7,500.00
386-364-5589

FirstDay
WE BUY WHOLE JUNK CARS
$125.00. Free Pick-Up. Call 386-878-
9260. or 386-792-3648 after 5p.m
Trucks for Sale
CHEVY S10 1988
$1500.00 OBO
386-590-1833
Utility
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 LT 1999,
Leather seats, am/fm cassette and
CD stereo, running boards, towing
pkg. total electric, new tires, new
spare. $6,800.00 386-362-3069


Changing your car's oil every 3,000 miles -
is esseiitial to good maintenance.
With our 30 Minute guarantee or your Oil Change is
FREE; You will get the quality and professionalism
without the lengthy wait. & Hassle


NOW HIRING

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