Section A: Main
 Section B: Sports
 Section B continued
 Section C: North Florida Focus
 Section C: Calendar of Events
 Section C: We Take Your Health...
 Section C: Calendar of Events
 Section C continued
 Section C: Comics
 Section C: Town Mall
 Section C continued

The Jasper news
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Title: The Jasper news
Uniform Title: Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: F.M. DeGraffenried
Place of Publication: Jasper Fla
Creation Date: April 19, 2007
Publication Date: 1890-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Jasper (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hamilton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hamilton -- Jasper
Coordinates: 30.518889 x -82.951111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 21, 1890)-
General Note: Editor: Jno. M. Caldwell, <1890>.
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
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    Section B: Sports
        page B 1
    Section B continued
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section C: North Florida Focus
        page C 1
        page C 2
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 3
        page C 4
    Section C: We Take Your Health to Heart
        page C 5
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 6
        page C 7
        page C 8
    Section C continued
        page C 9
    Section C: Comics
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    Section C: Town Mall
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    Section C continued
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Today's Weather

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Corinth Christian
Academy students
attend Ecology Day.
- Page 4B

Amber Jones

performs April 22 -

Details Page 5A

Hamilton County begins

one leg of Torch Run
d f Tor*-

No one injured

in house fire

. Ih en firefighters ar-
rived at 11175 NE 39th
Dr. in Jasper on Sunday,
April 15, they found the.
home fully involved in
flames, according to a
report from the Jasper
Fire Rescue Depart-.
ment. The fire was ex-
tinguished without inci-
dent but the house and-
the contents were a total
loss. No one was in-
jured in the fire.
The report states the

possible cause of the
fire as an electrical short
in the interior Wiring of
one of the bedrooms.
The residents of the
home were Robert
Cole, Tonya Cole, Tina
Cole and Tiffany Cole,
according to the report.
Suwannee Valley Prop-
erties of Lake City
owned the house,
which was valued at
$120,000, the report

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Reaching for

cell phone

causes accident

Helen Udell, Nicole Hunter, Albert Tolle, Jessie Bristol, Tony
, Olympics Hamilton County on Wednesday, April 4. Staff Photo

representatives of the Special Olympics
SHamilton County and local law enforce-
Sment officers began the Atlantic Leg of the
Law Enforcement Torch Run on Wednes-
day, April 4.
Each year, more than 3,000 officers from more than
300 Florida agencies carry the torch on a 1,500 mile relay
- through more than 60 counties in the state. The relay
will continue through April and end at the Opening .
Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Florida State Sum-
* mer Games in Tampa. Officers from around the state
Swill then join together to bring the "Flame of Hope" into.

y Rountree and Travis Jackson carried the torch for Special

.the stadium .
The Torch Run is the largest fund raising and public
awareness project for special Olympics Florida. Funds
are generated through contributions from individuals
and businesses along the route and through sales of
Torch Run T-shirts and caps.
The Stompers, the Special Olympics basketball team
from Hamilton County, is attending the 2007 Special
Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China in
October. To donate to the Hamilton Stompers travel
fund or to volunteer for any special Olympics event con-
tact Helen Udell at 792-6540, 397-2563 or 904-504-5632.

Nlarilyn Denise At-
'wood of Tasper received
minor injuries in an acci-
dent on Saturday, April
14, according to a report
from the Jasper Police
Department. She va'.
traveling south on US
129. when she leaned
across the passenger seat'
to pick up her cell
phone. She lost control of
the. car, traveled across
the. northbound lane of
US 129, across the ditch
and came to rest in the
trees, the report states.
Atwood was taken to

Lake Shore Hospital in
Lake City b\ Hamilton
County EMS, according
to the report. The report
indicate_- she was not
wearing a seatbelt and
there was no alcohol in-
. olved. She W\as charged
with careless driving, the
report states.
The 1995 Plymouth.
driven by Athood, was
owned by Keisey Lugene
Cason of Live Oak. ac-
cording to the report.
There was approximate-
ly $5.000 damage to the

House continues

- to work to reform

.property taxes

Submitted by Vicky
Legislative Assistant
* Representative
Will Kendrick
The Florida House of
Representative es has set
out on an ambitious
venture to reform the
property tax system in

Students learn about agriculture

Florida. The issue is
enormous and compli-
cated, and the solutions
must be bold and inno-
As with any issue of
this magnitude, not
everyone is affected
equally by the problem
or the solution. Florida
is a large, diverse state.

see House, Page 2A

New town council members

to be sworn in April 28

Qualifying for two va-
cancies on 'the White
' ^ Springs Town Council
ended at noon on March
-20. Michael D. Williams
and Fred R. McNeal were
unopposed and will re-

place Tracy Woodward
and Willie Jefferson,
whose terms have ended.
A swearing-in ceremo-
ny will be held at Town
Hall on Thursday, April

Members of the Hamilton County High School FFA led fourth
demonstrators' stations at the Hamilton County Arena on N
March 22. See more photos on pages 2B and 38. Photo: Rob Wi

by Greg Hicks, 4-H/Livestock Agent
Hamilton County Extension
Agriculture is a constantly changing, complex indus-
try, striving to meet the needs and concerns of its con-

sumers and customers.
Food and fiber are essential
to everyday living and we
would like to salute the
men and women who pro-
vide it, not only to Ameri-
ca, but the world..
In celebration of National
Agriculture Day, fourth
grade students from North,
Central and South Hamil-
ton Elementary Schools
participated in YouthAg
Day oft Thursday, March
22, at the Hamilton County
Arena in Jasper. This event
was coordinated by Greg
Hicks, Hamilton County
Extension Office, in cooper-
ation with Dan Buchanan,
Hamilton County Farm Bu-
reau, and Johnny Bullard,
Hamilton County School
SApproximately 150
grade students through the youth were bused from
national Agricultural Day on their respective schools to
Volfe the arena where they were
divided into groups and
rotated through 11 stations
by group leaders to learn about Hamilton County agri-
see Students, Page 2A


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with great differences in different areas
of the state.
"Geographically, District 10 covers all
or parts of ten counties and many of
those counties are sparsely populated. In
a state faced with overcrowding in many
areas, our sparse population is, in many
ways, a blessing," said Rep. Will ,
Kendrick. "It is, however, that very na-
ture that puts the counties of District 10
in the category of fiscally constrained."
Government, whether federal, state or
local, serves an important role in our so-
ciety. Many of the things we sometimes
take for granted, such as roadways, law
enforcement, and emergency services are
funded through government by the taxes
we pay. Every county must provide a
certain level of infrastructure for its citi-
zenry, and the fewer people there are in
any tax base, the more each person has to
pay proportionally to cover those costs.
Some of the largest cities in our nation
are in Florida. For many of the more pop-
ulous counties in Florida, proposed
changes in rates can be absorbed through
slight changes and shifts in relatively
large budgets. That is not the case for less
populous counties. In smaller, fiscally
constrained counties, a fifteen to twenty
percent reduction in property tax rev-
enues would have detrimental effects on'
county governments' essential services.
"While we are working to shape a poli-
cy to limit unnecessary government
growth and return taxpayers' money, it is
not our intent to shut local government
down," said Rep. Kendrick.
The House property tax plan rests on
two basic ideas. First, Floridians need tax
relief. Second, we believe, in many cases,
local governments can and must do more
with less. Given the options of families or

governments having to make difficult de-
cisions to tighten their budgets, we be-
lieve that constraint should fall to the
The House plan recognizes that all
Floridians need relief. That is why we
have also included the proposal to place
on the ballot an opportunity for voters to
reduce or eliminate homestead property
taxes. Under this plan, reductions in rev-
enue from property taxes would be re-
placed by a modest increase in sales tax-
Property taxes are less fair than sales
tax. Low-income families spend a higher
percentage of their incomes on their
needs. In Florida, essentials such as food,
medicine and rent are exempt from sales
tax. Property taxes force low income fam-
ilies to pay tax on shelter, directly
through homesteaded property tax or in-
directly through increased rent that in-
cludes taxes on commercial residential
By shifting towards the sales tax, low-
income families would benefit because
they spend a greater percentage of their
income on tax-exempt items. It also frees
up more disposable income to put direct-
ly into the local economy.
The House plan also offers a $25,000
exemption on tangible property, the
same amount currently available for
homesteaded property. This offers relief
for businesses, which are also struggling
under the burden of property taxes.
All Florida taxpayers will benefit in fu-
ture years from the cap placed on local
government budgets. "Our plan limits
future government revenues so they can-
not exceed growth in population and in-
flation. This represents a substantial sav-
ings for all property owners. Additional-
ly, families and businesses will be able to
budget based on a reasonable rate of

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growth rather than the potential for large
increases year to year," continued
Regardless whether or not a county is
fiscally constrained, if the constitutional
amendment passes, state property taxes
for schools will be eliminated and re-
placed with a one cent sales tax. This will
cut property taxes by 25 percent. Voters
in each county will be given the option to
replace local school board taxes on home-
stead properties with a one-half cent sales
tax increase and to eliminate all tax on
homestead properties in exchange for a
one cent sales tax. Overall, even with the

sales tax replacement, this represents a
$6.9 billion dollar tax cut for the people
of Florida.
Out proposal is based on fiscal respon-
sibility. It is a comprehensive plan in-
tended to address the issue statewide. No
plan can perfectly resolve the issue for
each citizen the same way. Just as we
have carefully studied the matter and
weighed our options in the months lead-
ing to the Legislative Session, we will
continue to speak to citizens and study
the issue. We will persist in our efforts to
bring meaningful relief to all Florida tax- -

CSI:HAMILTON this weekend
Seated (I r) Judy Mar- -;, .. 4i
tin-Trexler, Sharon Gay, .
Ida Daniels and Cecil
Davis. Standing Nancy ,
Wiegand and Becky
Deas. Photo Submitted

Space Information) starts -
on Friday, April 20, at 7
p.m. with an Adult Seminar Students
and continues Saturday,
April 21, at 11 a.m. for Continued From Page 1A Association, Florida Dairy-
teens. Both events will take men's Association, Florida
place at the Hamilton culture. At each station a Peanut Association, PCS
County Courthouse Annex, knowledgeable volunteer Phosphate and the Hamil-
located at 1153 US 41 NW talked about the commodi- ton County Extension Ser-
in Jasper. A sack lunch will ty located at their station. vice.
be furnished on Saturday. The group leaders were The students, teachers,
Friday's program, "Lost FFA members from the lo- speakers and volunteers
in Cyberspace: Real World cal Hamilton County FFA were provided with a meal
Solutions for Virtual and Chapter of Hamilton Coun- of hamburgers, hotdogs,
Real World Problems," will ty High School. chips and a drink, comple-
address Internet safety, Cy- The stations included cot- ments of PCS Phosphate
ber-bullying, MySpace.com ton production, corn pro- and Hamilton County Farm
and other popular means of duction, forestry, peanut Bureau.
communication. Nationally production, swine produc- This program was de-
known expert on youth and tion, mule / donkey raising, signed to be a fun day, as
today's culture, Gary and phosphate/fertilize well as an educational day
Brown, will discuss the production. After the rota- for the children. However,
predators among us, safe tion was complete, the our main purpose was to
surfing, and virtual and groups gathered for a pre- have each child leave with
real world solution. sentation by Dan Buchanan the understanding of how
CSI:HAMILTON is spon- of an overview of the food important agriculture is to
scored by the Hamilton and fiber production chain Hamilton County.
County Health Department ... "From the Gate to the The County Extension
Strategic Planning Commit- Grocery Store." Office would sincerely like
tee, the Hamilton County The students were given to thank the principals,
Abstinence Awareness a packet of goodies and ed- teachers, volunteers and all
Committee, and local ucational materials donated those who helped make
churches. by the Florida Cattleman's this program a success.









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Central Hamilton Elementary supports Special Olympics.

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Students at Central Hamilton Elementary cheer fo'the


The City of Jasper Council will hold
personnel manual workshop on
Monday, April 23, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
At City Hall,
208 W. Hatley Street.

All interested parties are encouraged
to attend.
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April 19 Free Preschool Screening at JRE Lee Complex
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
April 19 Fourth Annual Sigma Delta Sweetheart
Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. in the HCHS Auditorium.
Tickets are $5 each and caribe purchased from any
contestant or at the door.
April 20 CSI:HAMILTON program for adults will be held
from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the old high school auditorium.
Guest speaker Gary Brown. Free to the public.
April 21 CSI:HAMILTON program for youth will be held
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the old high school auditorium.
Guest speaker Gary Brown. Free to the public.
April 21 First Baptist Church of White Springs presents
the Second Annual Dinner Theater at Winfield Community
and Recreational Center. Guest speaker is Dr. Thomas A.
Kinchen, President of Baptist College of Florida. $10 per
person. Limited seating. For tickets or more information
call 397-2454.
April 21 Annual family reunion of the late J. Addie, D.T.,
and B.M. Smith, all of Jasper, at Divonia Baptist Church
located on Hwy. 129 S., on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m.
.until 2 p.m. Covered dish affair.
April 22 -. Amber Jones Music Ministry and CD Project
Concert at 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in

April 22-25 Corinth Baptist Church Revival Services, ,
located at 7042 SW 41st Ave., at 7 p.m. each night. Guest
speaker is Rusty Bryan. Greg and Karen Godwin will be
leading the music.
April 24 The Countywide Sisterhood will hold its
quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Jasper. Bring a covered dish, salad or
April 24 -,An Education Profession College Fair will be
held on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at
the FDLRS Training Lab at the Hamilton County School
Board located at 4280 SW CR 152, Jasper. For more
information call 386-329-3800 or 792-0543.
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-
April 28 First Annual White Springs Paint-Out at the
Nature Heritage Center. Artist participants will sign in at 8
a.m. and will return to the Nature Heritage Center for
Judging at 1:30 p.m. Paint Out paintings and other works
will be for sale to the public. Contact Robert Townsend at
397-2310. Sponsored by Suwannee Valley Plein-air
Painters, Town of White Springs and PCS.
May 7 Genoa Fire Department annual business meeting
at 7 p.m. at the Genoa Fire Station, located on SE 137th
Blvd., in White Springs.

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So many Americans
graduate high school and
college having learned
what to think as opposed
to acquiring the tools of
critical, independent think-
ing. Likewise, they have
learned little about our na-
tion's history. As such,
they fall prey to the
rhetoric of political charla-
tans and quacks. Let's look
at a couple of examples.
One of the arguments
against international trade
is that companies such as
Nike and Gap Inc. exploit
workers in Third World
countries by paying them
wages far lower than those
that prevail in the U.S. and
other developed nations.
Are the workers being ex-
ploited? It all depends on
' how you answer the fol-
lowing question: If some-

one comes along and offers
you an opportunity superi-
or to any other that you
have, is "exploitation" an
appropriate term to d'e-
scribe that offer?
Put more concretely, if a
U.S. company pays a Cam-
bodian $3 a day, when his
next best opportunity -
digging through trash at a
nasty dump yields 75
cents a day, has that com-
pany made him worse off
or better off? If your an-
swer is. "better off," how
can "exploitation" be an
appropriate term to de-
scribe the transaction?
You say, "It's exploita-
tion because the worker
should have been paid
more." I think George Ma-
son University should pay
me more. Is it appropriate
to use the term "exploita-

Genoa Fire Department

business meeting May 7
The Genoa Fire Department will hold its annual busi-
ness meeting on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The meeting
will be held at the Genoa Fire Station located on SE 137th
Blvd., off CR 132, in White Springs.

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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 ........... .. ... ... .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:
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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, double-spaced if pos-
sible, brief andto 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
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.

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Pharmacist '
When antibiotics became widely available more than 50 years ago, they were hailed as a
miracle cure. In many ways, they have been. Used to treat bacterial infections, antibiotics
have saved countless lives, and prevented many serious complications.
However, in the decades that have followed, many types of bacteria have become resistant
to antibiotics. This means that their genetic makeup-their DNA-has changed (mutated) in a
way that makes drugs less effective against them. The resistant bacteria are able to survive,
multiply, and continue to cause harm. Then they are difficult to treat, and may require more
toxic or intravenous types of medication. And they can easily be passed to others, sometimes
causing longer illnesses, disability, or even death.
Today, widespread antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious public health problems
we face. That's because more and more strains of bacteria are resistant to an ever-increasing
number of antibiotics. Here's a statistic that illustrates the seriousness of the situation:
Patients acquire 2 million infections in U.S. hospitals each year, which lead to 90,000 deaths.
Bacteria that are resistant to at least one antibiotic cause 70 percent of these infections.
What led to such a big problem? Although bacteria sometimes mutate naturally, the biggest
cause is this: Antibiotics have been misused. They're often taken for common viruses, such as
colds or flu, instead of for bacterial infections, for which they're intended. Or people don't take
antibiotics as directed. Doing these things allows bacteria to thrive and become resistant. In
addition, the overuse of antibacterial products such as soaps and lotions may be adding to
the problem. In general, these products should be used in a hospital setting only or around
people who have poor immune systems. Another possible contributor is the addition of
antibiotics to agricultural feed.
What can you do to help counteract this problem? Plenty. For starters, don't demand
antibiotics from your doctor unless it is certain you need them for a bacterial infection, such as
strep throat or a urinary tract infection. One study showed that doctors prescribe antibiotics 65
percent of the time if patients demand them, but only 12 percent of the time if patients don't
expect to receive them.
Let colds, coughs, and the flu run their course, while finding other ways to relieve
symptoms. Taking antibiotics for these viral infections won't cure them, keep others well, or
help you feel any better. Even middle ear infections don't always require antibiotics, unless
certain symptoms show up, such as fever, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, or ear
tugging. You should also know that yellow or green mucus is not always a sign of a bacterial
infection. If you're concerned that one has developed, or if your illness worsens or lasts a long
time, the best thing you can do is to communicate with your doctor.
Take antibiotics exactly as directed. Don't skip doses. Finish the prescription, even if you
begin to feel better. Throw away any leftover antibiotics you have in your house, and be sure
you don't share antibiotics with anyone else.
To help prevent the need for antibiotics, here are a few more things you can do: Ask your
doctor about immunizations. Handle and store food correctly. And wash your hands often with
soap and water for 10 to 30 seconds. Do this before eating or preparing food and after using
the bathroom, changing a diaper, handling garbage or uncooked food, blowing your nose,
caring for a wound or someone who is sick, or playing with a pet. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist any other questions you have about antibiotics and the spread of disease.

Exploiting ignorance

tion" to describe my rela-
tionship with George Ma-
son University?
Now let's turn to history.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice said,
in an October 2003 speech
to the Chicago Council on
Foreign Relations, "When
the Founding Fathers said
'We the People,' they did
not mean me. My ancestors
were considered three-
fifths of a person." Though
not Dr. Rice's intention,
this common misunder-
standing of history is often
used to discredit the great
men who founded our na-
tion without telling the
whole story.
The Founding Fathers
struggled over the issue of
slavery. George Washing-
ton, James Madison,
Thomas Jefferson, John
Jay, Patrick Henry and .oth-
ers were highly critical of
slavery, describing it as a "


lamentable evil," "disease
of ignorance," "oppressive
dominion" and "an incon-
sistency' not to be ex-
The delegates at the 1787
Philadelphia Constitution-
al Convention had to nego-
tiate many contentious
deal-breaking issues. Slav-
ery was one of those issues.
The Southern states made
it clear that they wouldn't
vote to ratify the Constitu-
tion if it abolished slavery
or ended the slave trade.
Delegates from slave states
wanted slaves counted as
whole persons for the pur-
poses of determining rep-
resentation in Congress.
That would have given the
South greater political
Delegate James Wilson
offered a compromise
whereby slaves would be
counted as three-fifths of a

person for the purposes of
determining the number of
representatives a state had
in the House of Represen-
tatives. The corresponding
compromise was to set
1808 as the year to abolish
the slave trade.
There's' little question
that slavery is an abomina-
tion and a gross violation
of human rights, but the
Founders had to decide
whether there'd be a
Union. Had morality been
their sole guide, the Con-
stitution would have never
been ratified and a Union
would not have been creat-
One question we might
' ask those who condemn
the Founders is whether
black Americans would be
better off or worse off to-
day with the. Northern
states having gone their
way and the Southern

states having gone theirs,
and as a consequence no
U.S. Constitution and no
Americans' ignorance of
our history and inability to
think critically have pro-
vided considerable ammu-
nition for ,those who want
to divide us in pursuit of
their agenda. I don't usual-
ly.buy into conspiracy the-
ories, but it's tempting to
think America's charla-
tans, quacks and dema-
gogues are in cahoots with
the teaching establish-
ments at our government
schools and colleges to
dumb down the nation.
Walter E. Williams is a pro-
fessor of economics at George
Mason University. To find out
more about Walter E.
Williams and readfeatures by
other Creators Syndicate
writers, and cartoonists, visit
the Creators Syndicate Web
page at www.creators.com


Congratulations to YNC Anitra Joseph

Major Jo Anne Whisenhunt selected as Naval Officer
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Maj. Jo Anne Whisenhunt, congratulations on your ac-
complishments and achievements. Thanks for serving our
country. "Job well done and well deserved!" Photo Submitted

The family of Jo Anne
Whisenhunt is proud to
announce her promotion to
the rank of Major in the
United States Army effec-
tive March 1. She celebrat-
ed her promotion at the
Fort Sam Houston .Golf
Club, Fort Sam Houston,
Tex., on March 30, with her
family, friends, and co-
During her career in the
military, Maj. Whisenhunt
has received several
awards and decorations,
.such as the Meritorious
Service Medal, Joint Ser-
vice Commendation
Medal, Army Commenda-
tion Medal (5), Army




Achievement Medal, Na-
tional Defense Service
Medal, Global War on Ter-
rorism (Expeditionary),
Global War on Terrorism
(Service), Iraq Campaign
Medal, and NATO Medal.
She has served her country
well during deployments
to Bosnia, Kuwait and Iraq.
Presently, she is assigned
to Headquarters, and
Headquarters Company,
32d Medical Brigade. She-
resides in San Antonio,
Tex., 'with, her husband,
Kevin, and their children.
Maj. Whisenhunt is the
daughter of the late Willis
R. Daniels and Zeffie Lee
Daniels of Jasper.

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*YNC Anitra Williams
Joseph was selected as a
US Naval Officer under the
Limited Duty Officer pro-
Joseph joined the Navy
in May 1995, and currently
is serving onboard USS
which is home ported in
Yokosuka, Japan. She will
receive her commissioning

on Oct. 1, and will attend
Officer Indoctrination
School in New Port, R.I.
Joseph is the daughter of
Elvira Williams and the
granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Udell of
White Springs. She is a
graduate of the Hamilton
County High School class
of. 1994.



Stop by the
Jasper News office by
May 3rd to have your
sentiments published in our
2007 Graduation tab.

Call 386-792-2487
for more information

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-conoR iulations.

Family & Friends!
It's time to get your thoughts
& pictures together to let
everyone know how you feel
about your favorite high.
school graduates) this year!




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Amber Jones

Corinth Baptist

Performs April 22 Church Revival


Amber Jones Music Ministry and CD Project Concert
will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at New Hope
Baptist Church in Jennings. "Through faith my journey
begins," Jones said about her plans for her first gospel
CD. Love offerings will be accepted. (Photo Submitted)

Corinth Baptist Church
will hold revival services
on Sunday, April 22,
through Wednesday, April
25, starting at 7 p.m. Broth-.
er Rusty Bryan will share
God's Word with Greg and
Karen Godwin leading the
The church is located at
7042 SW 41st Ave. We in-
vite you to come and wor-
ship with us and be

needed for
talent contest
Another Way Inc., is re-
cruiting talent for their tal-
ent contest and fish fry on
Saturday, May 19, at the
auditorium in the Hamil-
ton County Courthouse
Annex (old high school) on
US 41 in Jasper.
If you can sing, dance,
tell jokes, etc., come be a
part of this great fundrais-
er. Prizes will include Dis-
ney World tickets, cash
and. other great prizes. All
proceeds will benefit vic-
tims of domestic and sexu-
al violence in Hamilton
For more information
call 792-2747.

Education Professional College Fair

An Education Profession College Fair
will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 4
p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the FDLRS Training
Lab at the Hamilton County School Board
located at 4280 SW CR 152, Jasper.
Colleges and universities that will be
represented are Valdosta State University,
University of Florida, Florida A&M Uni-.
versity and North Florida Community

Any one interested in going to college or
.university to become an educator is invit-
ed. This includes paraprofessionals and
student care attendants.
For more information contact Ulysses
Gilbert, NEFEC Educator Coordinator, at
386-329-3800 or Paula Williams, Hamilton
County Schools, at 792-0543.

:Basketmaking Workshop April 21

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs, will host a
, ''' basketmaking class on Saturday, April 21,
from 9:30' a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Craft
Square. Taught by Nancy Gildersleeve,
the workshop will teach the traditional
Florida art of transforming long leaf pine
needles into baskets by coiling and stitch-
S. ing with raffia.
Participants will finish a small basket in,
class and master the techniques of shap-

ing, starting and finishing a coiled basket.
Students should be able to make baskets of
any size or shape on their: own after this
The workshop registration fee is $15 and
all class supplies will be provided by the
instructor. Attendees should bring a
bagged lunch. For more information call
397-1920, or visit www.StephenFosterC-



You are invited to the an-
nual Smith family reunion
at Divonia Baptist 'Church
located on US 129 South,
on Saturday, April 21,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This reunion is a get to-
gether of the families of the
late J. Addie, DT, and BM
Smith, all of Jasper. It is a
covered dish affair. Feel
free to come be with us and
enjoy the time together.


Dedication for

John Williams

The Sons of Confederate Veterans John Hance O'Steen
Camp 770 and United Daughters of the Confederacy
Olustee Chapter 2488 invite you to the Headstone Dedi-
cation for John (Jonathan) R. Williams of 4th Georgia Reg-
iment Cavalry, Co. K. on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at
Prospect Primitive Baptist Cemetery in White Springs, A
reception will be held afterwards. Each household is to
bring a platter of finger 'foods.
For more information call 954-629-9278.

Business Development Training

* The Entrepreneurial
Rural Business Develop-
\ .ment Project (ERBDP) has
developed a series of
'* workshops focusing on
non-profit and for-profit
business development and
management for residents
of Hamilton County.
Workshops are free of
charge. Pre-registration is
4' The For-profit Business
class will be held on Thurs-
day, May 3, from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m. and will in-
cl dude Series HI: Financing

Your Business I "What
Strategies to Use."
The Non-profit class
will be held on Thursday,
May 3, from 6 p.m. until 8
p.m. and will include Se-
ries III: Nonprofit
Fundraising "How to Lo-
cate the Funding."
Both workshops will be
held at the Hamilton Co-
operative Extension Office
located at 1143 US Hwy 41
NW, in Jasper.
For more information
contact Allen Tyree at 792-

Annual Twilight Field Day

at NFREC-Suwainnee Valley

,' The UF/IFAS North
- Florida Research and Edu-
cation Center-Suwannee
Valley (NFREC-SV) will
host their annual Twilight
Field Day in Live Oak on
Tuesday, May 1, from 4
p.m. until 8 p.m.
- / This popular event is an
opportunity for local farm-
ers and interested citizens
to get a first hand look at
what research projects are
being conducted at the
Center. Five different tours
will be offered, with partic-
fC ipants having the opportu-
nity of selecting two from
the choices of Vegetables,
Greenhouse and Hydro-
ponics, Forage Crops,
., Fruits and. Nuts, and
- In addition to the Field
" Day event, a pre-tour pro-
gram on "Effective Adver-
tising and Display" will be
> presented beginning at 2

p.m. Seating is limited to
25 for this portion of the
day only, so get your reser-
vation in early.
NFREC-SV serves the di-,
verse agricultural interests
in the region including
vegetable and fruit crops,
protected culture, forestry,.
tobacco and other forage'
The early registration fee
is $15, which includes a
meal, tours' and program
materials. This registration
deadline is April 20, at 5
p.m. After the April 20
deadline, the cost will be
$20 per person. All regis-
tration monies must be
paid by April 27.
Visit nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu
to register or e-mail Karen
Hancock at
khancock@ifas.ufl.edu or
call 386-362-1725 x 101
, (Karen) or x 102 (Laurie)
for more information.


N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Fran Wood
Sunday School................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.. ...........11:00 a.m.
Prayer Fellowship................... 6:30 p.m.

13159 S.E.C.R. 137, Jasper, FL
Pastor-Avin Miller Phone (386) 792-2470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship..................... 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.


1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275 S. Wendell Hill, Pastor
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.
Prayer Meeting.....................7:00 p.m.
207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658
Pastor: Bill Floyd
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship:...... ........11:00 a.m.
Children's Choir &
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Youth & Children Activities...................6:00 p.m.
'Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
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.
SR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St.,
Jennings, FL 32053
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.
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-F

N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Bldg.: 792-2277
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship..................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:00 p.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.

604 SW 6th Ave., Jasper, FL 32053
Rev. Ron Rawls
Church School 10:00 a.m.
New Members Class.................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
*Communion every 1st Sunday
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehersal 6:30 p.m.

405 Central Ave., Jasper; FL
Pastor Dale Ames
Phone- 386-792-1122
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship....... ......... 11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday

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408 Palmetto Ave., Jasper, 792-2312
Pastor: Michael Wirt
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.
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4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
Pastor: Robert Carter
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
407 Hatley St., Hwy. 6E
P.O. Box 1512, Jasper, FL
Pastor Jerry Thomason
Phone (386) 792-3833 or 792-3831
Morning Worship................. 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study (all age groups)................7:00 p.m. \
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204-N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pa-l.,r -... D.:.ug Hilhiird 792-8412
Sunday School .... ...............10:00 a.m.
Worship Service..... ......11:00 a.m.
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
Rectory U.S. 90 E.,
Live Oak, FL
Sunday MASS 8:00 a.m.
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Mr. Walter H. Davis, Jr.

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for 35 years of service!

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North Hamilton Elemen-
tary held their Third Nine
Weeks Awards Program on
March 23. Parents and spe-
cial guests were greeted.
The pledge was led by An-
drea Frias, second grader,
and Kristen Morris, fourth
Pre-Kindergarten stu-
dents who mastered their
skills for this nine-weeks
were: Kenleigh Boone,
Lance Mathis, Jade Beck,
Sarah Godwin, Cameron
Morris, Zackery Carter, Jer-
ry Jackson, Malakai Perez,
Elijah Cohen, Taylor Smith,
Jasmine Carnline.
Kindergarten students
who mastered their skills
were: Beatris Santana,
Hunter Hatch, Andrew
Stone, Mariah.. Anderson,
Cassidy Cnbbs, 'Faith Flan-
nery, Angelina Gaspar,
RaNesha Gunsby, Daniel
Hendrick, Jamari Howell,

Reese McLeod, Noelia
Mejia; Jonathan Mendez,
Renee Reyes, Cole Selph,
Daryl Slayton, Sarabeth
Adams, PreShanna
Drawdy, Victoria Moore,
Shikayla Gandy, Taylor
Moffses, Hunter McCulley;
Patrick Bennett, Bailey
Students who made the
A/AB honor roll were rec-
ognized and will have. their
names printed in the honor
roll section of the newspa-
Brad Driggers, Douglas
Barker, Lacey Knafel,
Matthew Hendrick, Nakeda
Marshall, and Kandra Mar-
tin won Accelerated Reader
trophies. Ms. Kennedy's
and Mrs. Dillard's classes
Won the banner contest. All
students who met their AR
goal were recognized.
Lance Mathis, PreShanna
Drawdy, Cameron Sechrest,


The Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida proposes
to regulate the use of land within the area as shown on the map below by
amending the Hamilton County Land Development Regulations, hereinafter
referred to as the Land Development Regulations, as follows:
LDR 07-3, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend
the Official Zoning Atlas of the Land Development Regulations 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 particularly
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 Northeast 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.

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LDR 07-3
I Areas Not Included
Roads N ---I-
A public hearing on the amendment to consider enactment of an ordinance to
adopt the amendment will be held on May 1, 2007 at 9:00 am, or as soon ,
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Courthouse, located at 207 Northeast First Street,
Jasper, Florida. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows:
The public hearing 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 hearing shall be'announced during the public
hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and
be heard with respect to the amendment on the date, time and place as
referenced above.
Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at the Office of
the Land Use Administrator, located at 204 Northeast First Street, Room 101,
Jasper, Florida, during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at
the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. 352863-F

Bailey Jones, Marialena
Navarro, Kaleb Sadler, Mar-
garita Gaspar, Danielle Hill,
and Rudy Roque received
student of quarter awards.
Tyler Grantham and Jimmy
Gonzalez received Princi-
pal's awards.
Emilio Ramirez received
Citizenship award for Feb-
ruary and Mariah Anderson
received the award for
Chris Merine was selected
as employee of the quarter
and Pamela Hendrick was
selected as teacher of the
For the Relay for Life we
had bake sales, raffled off a
bike, sold, moon/stars, and
luminaries for survivors
and those that have died
from cancer. We had about
30 people come and walk
with our NHE team Friday
night. Our bike winner was
Thomas Marcano. JR. BETA
Club Students collected
over 700 cans for the Ronald
McDonald house. Acting
Principal Mrs. Wethering-
ton-Zamora gave the clos-
ing remarks. Thanks to all
who support NHE where
"we are:. changing lives
through quality education."

The Trojan News

Thomas Marcano wins bike

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bicycle in the Relay For Life fundraiser raffle. He is enjoying his new bike. The staff
and students at NHE would like to thank each one who participated in the raffle.
(Photo Submitted)
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May & June 26
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* Two-year A.A. Programs
* Career & Tech Certificates
* Continuing Education
* Small Classes
* Online Courses
* Day & Evening Courses
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By Jonathan Banks
Well, hello, everyone it
is good to be back from a
long break. I apologize for
the absence and I will try
to update you as much as
possible on the events at
Just a week ago, the
Mighty Trojans had a foot-
ball banquet hosted by the
HCHS Booster Club,
which honored several
students. Parents, players,
coaches, and other guests
had the opportunity of lis-
tening to a native. Not just
any native, but a former
student and current NFL
star, Alex Brown.
Alex being from Hamil-
ton County was able to re-
late his experiences to
many of our ,students and
players. He was also able
to encourage and advise
the players on ways to be-
come a better person in
life, in the game and in
school. Alex was a great
spokesperson on educa-
tion and he reminded us
although athletic abilities
and the opportunities that
go along with it are great,
the most important thing
is to have a "back-up" -
that being an education.
The words Alex shared
were an inspiration to
everyone, as I believe he is
an example of a Hamilton
Countian who has become
successful in his life, ca-
reer, and family. I appreci-
ate that Alex took time out
of his busy schedule to
speak to the athletes at
HCHS and that he has not
forgotten Hamilton Coun-
ty, his home.-
Not only the players but
some of the' coaches were
honored, one being head
coach Corey Green. The
players have enjoyed and
adapted to his athletic
teaching.as well as teach-
ings in life. I believe that




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Coach Green. has had a
major impact on the lives
of his players and stu-
dents. Whether we win or
lose games, Coach Green
has a great vibe to be
around. I personally thank
Coach Green for his help
and hope he continues to.
be involved in Trojan Foot-
While on the matter of
sports, HCHS is very
proud of one particular
player. Josh Jones, student
and Trojan'basketball star,
has received a great honor.
Josh was named All State
Second Team in Class 3A
for this year's basketball
season. The basketball star
was one of two sopho-
mores and a freshman to
receive this accolade. Once
again, congratulations to
Josh and we expect great
things from him in the fu-
ture of Trojan basketball.
Due to lack of funds the
chorus trip to Universal
Studios in Orlando to com-
pete in the Music USA Fes-
tival on May 18 has been
canceled. The choir will
still be able to go t6 Orlan-
do; however, it will be a
day trip. The students will
tour abstracts and world-
wide arts at the Orlando
Museum of Arts in the
morning; then, shop at the
Florida Mall. Theadven-
ture really begins that..
night when students will
have the opportunity to at-
tend a show called Pirates
Dinner Adventure, a great,
show full of special effects
and incredible acrobatics.
They will also feast on an
amazing dinner fit for a
king, while watching pi-
rates, gbod and evil, swing
from 46-feet. tall masts
'across a 700,000-gallon la-
goon. I'll have more details
about the students and
their trip later. I am sure
they will have lots of fun!
Don't forget to buy your
yearbook! This year's
theme is "Trojan Fever,
2007 degrees and rising."
They are on sale for-$35 in
Ms. Tara Lowe's room 218
at HCHS.
The most superstitious
day of them all, Friday the
13th, turned out to be the
best and most entertaining
at HCHS. Mr. Ainsworth,
the new middle school
guidance counselor had a
big plan in store for the
staff and students. He
planned a Fine Arts Day
celebration for the school.
The entire day included
numerous tours and per-
formances: The day began
with a show by the Hamil-
ton County Riding. Club.
This club is for the peo-
ple who ride horses for a

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hobby and at the rodeo.
One of the most talented ,
riders was Holly Goodin .,
who performed with her
horse, riding the barrels
and poles. After students
saw the horses they were -
rushed to the auditorium
for a big showcase perfor-
mance. This is what really
set it off!
Students .'and teachers:
got to see their very own,
perform songs, read po-.
ems, act dramatic, and -
dance with style and spir-
it. Some of the performers
well known across the -
county were soloist Cady
Carter and. performers
Dance \\ork- .
Then when you thought
there wa. nothing left you
were amazed. with art
pieces. There were won-w-
derful baked pastries,
beautiful family paintings
as well as sketches. The'
'most amazing .thing was'
to discover we had some
of our very own with tal-
ents. .Ms. Natalie and,
Suzette Wiggins exhibited:
some wonderful counted
cross-stitch pieces and
Leon Daniels and his Art
class students displayed
some wonderful art of
their own. So, our super- -
stitious day became the.
most creative day of the -
year besides homecom-
Sing. Mr. Ainsworth did a
fine job organizing the
2007 HCHS Fine Arts Day,
and I think teachers 'and -,
students are looking for-
ward to next year.-
The Hamilton County
High School Prom, "Ro-
mance Under the Stars,"
was held at the Stephen
Foster Center in White T -
Springs on Saturdav, April
14. This was quite a gala
event and excitement ,
filled the air! Everyone
came dres-ed in their foi-
ni.il atlinre and I.oked teal-
ly smart for i i' occasion.
The highlight of the
evening was the naming
of the Prom King and
Queen. The Prom King
was Lathaniel Sowell .and
the Prom Queen was Katie
Allen. Other members of '-,
the court were: Josh Mc-
Coy Junior Prince; Ceira '
Solomon Junior Princess;
Whoe Roberson Senior
Prince; and Anna Owen -
Senior Princess. A special
thanks to our sponsors,
Catherine Akins and Phyl-
lis Harris, who planned .
and organized this event.
Well, that's all for this
week's Trojan News, and I
really hope you enjoyed
the news. I'm Jonathan
Banks and until next time,
"Go, Trojans!"


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Section B
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thank you from the Revolution Soccer Team
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THE REVOLUTION SOCCER TEAM: First row Douglas Barker, Kearstin Hogan, Julianna Wheeler, Abby Mickler, CJ
Bozeman and Drew Burnett. Second row Kyle Williams, Falon Kerr, Zimran Wheeler, Breonna Gibbons, Samuel Less-
man and Ethan .Thomason. Third row Coaches Jamie Lessman, Charlie Wheeler and Jason Thomason. (Photo Submitted)

nThe KevolutionL occer,
Team wants to thank their
sponsor, J. Sherman Frier &
Associates, for sponsoring
their soccer team.
The team had a
great season.
which con- 4
sisted of
eight games.
The season
ended with
six wins and
two losses. It
was a new experi-
ence for the players and the
coaches, but everyone had
fun playing the game.
The kids played their last
game against the moms,
and the moms won. Go,

All the players received
trophies for their determi-
nation and hard work.
Coaches Charlie Wheeler,
Jason Thomason
and Jamie Less-
man received
plaques for
their dedica-
tion and hard.
S The players
were honored
& with a party at the
soccer complex. Subway
platters were provided for
the parents and kid's meals
for the players. Thank you,
Jasper Foodway, for a job
well' done.

Track and Field Teams win in Hamilton Parks and Recreation Babe

District Competition April 10

Ruth 2007 Baseball/Softball schedules

The boy's and girl's track
and field teams were win-
ners in the District Compe-
tition on Tuesday, April 10.
The Trojan Boy's team
placed first while the Trojan
Girl's team placed fourth in
the District. The teams will
compete in the Regional
Playoffs at Bolles High

Joshua Walters
Eric Jackson
Glenn Sheppard
Rafael Balleza

Long Jump
John McCloud :
Lathaniel Sowell

Joshua Walters
Chad Billington
Eddie Battles
Courtney McCloud

Bennie Morris

4x1 00
Shannon Shakespeare
Geralyn Bristol
Janay Marshall

School in Jacksonville to-
Members of the boy's
team are Joshua Walters,
Eric Jackson, Glenn Shep-
pard, Rafeal Balleza, John
McCloud, Lathaniel Sowell,
Howard Webb, 'Joshua
Jones, Bennie Morris, Dom-
inque Claridy, Jeremy Clar-


800 Meters
Rafael Balleza
Eric Jackson
Joshua Walters

High Jump
Howard Webb

3200 Meters
Juan Balleza
Andrew Myers

Shot Put
Bennie Morris


100 Meters
Geralyn Bristol

idy, Juan Balleza, Courtney
McCloud, Eddie Battles,
Andrew Myers, Ti'wan
Cooks and Chad Billington.
Members of the girl's
team are Dena Daniels,
Geralyn Bristol, Kelly Os-
trum, Shannon Shake-
speare, Janay Marshall and
Savannah Hotchkiss.

200 Meters
John McCloud
Jeremy Claridy

Triple Jump
Lathaniel Sowell
Joshua Jones

400 Meters
Courtney McCloud

1600 Meters,
Kelly Ostrum

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White Springs vs. Jennings
\White Springs vs. Jasper
Jasper vs. Jennings

Rookie Ball
Gators vs. Braves
Fletcher Farms vs. Braves
Gators vs. Riverdogs
Gators vs. Gill Tire Co.
Riverdogs vs. Olde Tyme

Minor League
DeRays vs. ADM
Dawgs vs. Jackson Farms
ADM vs. Dawgs
Jackson Farms vs. Braves
Dawgs vs. Kiwanis
Braves vs. Fletcher Farms

Major League
Dodgers vs Braves
Braves vs. Dodgers
Jordan Agency vs. Braves
Home Savers vs. Dodgers

Senior League
Ham 1 (Tyre) vs. Tm 1
Tyre vs. Ham 2 (Lessman)
Ham 2 (Lessman) vs. Tm 3

10 Under
Jasper vs.. Jennings
Madison vs. Jennings
Jennings vs. Jasper
14 Under
Sassy vs. Madison
Scaff vs. Sassy
Madison vs. Scaff


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Savannah Hotchkiss Concession stand will be open. Admission is $1 for persons 16 years of age and older.
First team listed is the home team. Umpires are needed. For more information or weath-
3200 Shot Put er conditions call the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Center at 792-0863; to vol-
Kelly Ostrum Dena Daniels unteer to umpire. call Chuck Burnett at. 792-3098.

What you didn't know about fishing licenses

Compiled by Bob Wattendorf

Other states charge $20
for a fishing license. Flori-
da gets only $12. It's
reached the point where
some anglers are calling
on legislators to raise the
fees. Although a few an-
glers view fishing licenses
as a necessary evil that is
as inevitable as taxes, most
understand what the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission
(FWC) uses the money for
and put the value they re-
ceive in return into per-
spective. Those anglers re-
alize their fishing licenses
are a great recreational
bargain that helps ensure
safe and sustainable recre-
ation fishing for them-
selves, their families,
friends and future genera-
Fishing as recreation
goes back at least 3,000
years. Thaddeus Norris, in,
his 1864 publication, "The
American Angler's Book,"
specifically referred to the
need for conservation. In
Florida, the then-State De-
partment of Game and
, Fresh Water Fish sold the
first state fishing licenses
in 1925 to support conser-

v a t i o n
(MyFWC.com/Fishing / Ti
meline). Since 1989, resi-
dent anglers have paid $12
for a freshwater or saltwa-
ter fishing license. Those
fees in 2006 dollars equate
to $20 and are the 13th
least expensive among
state freshwater fishing li-
cense fees and fifth lowest
of the 11 states that sell
saltwater licenses.
State law guarantees
Florida anglers that all
money from the sale of
fishing license goes to the
FWC to help fulfill, the
mission of "managing fish
and wildlife resources for
their long-term well-being
and the benefit of people."
Congress mandated that
state legislatures agree to
these terms in order to re-
ceive the benefits of the
Federal Aid in Sport Fish
Restoration Act (SFR).
The amount of money
Florida receives is based
on the size of the state and
the number of paid-li-
censed anglers not licens-
es and permits, but the
people who hold them. As
an example, an angler hav-
ing a freshwater license, a
saltwater license and a
snook permit, counts only

once. Since Florida does
not charge license fees to
youths under 16, adults
over 65 or resident saltwa-
ter anglers fishing from
the shore, Florida recovers
a smaller proportion of the
funds than other states do.
This is becoming an in-
creasing problem as other
states adjust their license
structure to maximize the
number of paid-license
holders they certify for
federal aid and thus recov-
er a greater proportion of
the excise taxes paid by
our anglers. Each certified
holder generates approxi-
mately $7 more for sport
fish restoration in Florida.
Sport Fish Restoration
provided $9.1 million for
Florida in 2006, of which
15 percent ($1.4 million)
went to boating access. Of
the remaining $7.7 million,
freshwater fisheries con-
servation received $3.2
million and saltwater fish-
eries conservation re-
ceived $4.5 million, based
on the estimated number
of resident freshwater an-
glers versus saltwater an-
glers. Those dollars go to
protect a recreational fish-
ing resource that has an
economic benefit to Florid-

ians of more than $8 bil-'
lion (MyFWC.com/Facts).
Activities such as habitat
restoration, fish stocking,
conservation law enforce-
ment, artificial reefs,
youth fishing clinics and
boating access all depend

on fishing license fees and
matching Sport Fish.
Restoration funds. Conse-
quently, the FWC encour-
ages all anglers to buy a li-
cense. (MyFWC.com/Li-
cense). Even a legally ex-'
empt angler can contribute

to the future of our fish-
eries resources and the
health of our habitat in
this way. Moreover, the
Federal SFR program con-
tributes approximately $7
for each new license hold-

Gulf red snapper sport seasons now open

Recreational anglers will
be able to catch and keep
red snapper in Gulf of
Mexico waters soon, but
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) advis-
es fishers. there are some
important new rules they
need to know about this
The FWC has made no
changes to red snapper reg-
ulations in Gulf state wa-
ters, but there are changes
in federal, waters. Florida
waters extend nine nautical
miles offshore in the Gulf,
and federal waters extend
beyond state waters.
The recreational red
snapper fishing season in
Florida waters in the Gulf
opened on April"15, as usu-
al, arid the season in Gulf
'federal, waters opens on
April 21, which also is the

same as in past years.
A new wrinkle is that a
federal rule took effect re-
cently to reduce the harvest
of red snapper temporarily
while a permanent plan to
manage this overfished
species is finalized.
The new federal rule says
anglers in Gulf federal wa-
ters still may keep the exist-
ing four-red-snapper daily
bag limit and the captain
and crew of for-hire vessels
may:continue to retain this
limit for the first 11 days of
the season, from April 21
through May 1. However,
beginning on May 2, the
daily recreational bag limit
for red snapper in Gulf fed-
eral waters will be reduced
from four fish to two per
person, and the captain
and crew of for-hire vessels
no longer will be allowed
to retain the recreational

bag limit.
In Gulf state waters, the
daily recreational bag limit
for red snapper will remain
unchanged at four fish per
person, and the captain
and crew of for-hire vessels
still can keep the recre-
ational bag limit during the
entire open season.
The state and federal
recreational Gulf red snap-
per fishing seasons still will
close as usual on Nov. 1
this year, and the mini-
mum size limit for recre-
ational. red snapper taken
in both state and federal
Gulf waters is still 16 inch-
es total length.
TheTFWC advises anglers
that further changes to Gulf
red snapper regulations
needed to help this fishery
recover from years of over-
harvest are likely to be an-
nounced later this year.

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Hugh Hunter shows students cotton balls and explains
how it is made into material.

Michelana Byrd, North Hamilton Elementary teacher, kiss-
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tural products was on display at the Farm Bureau table

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Students learn about bee keeping and honey production.

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First Annual White Springs





to be held at the
Nature Heritage Center on
Saturday April 28th from
8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Artist participants will sign
in at 8:00, then spread out
in town to paint various
scenes. They will return
to the Nature Heritage
Center for Judging at
1:30 pm. Paint Out
paintings and other
works will be for sale
to the public.
If you wish to participant
contact Robert Townsend
at (386) 397-2310.

Sponsored by Suwannee
Valley Plein-air Painters,
Town of White Springs
and PCS.

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Susan Selph talks about raising pigs.


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Winston Warner talks about beef and dairy products.

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Corinth Christian Academy students

attend Ecology Day at NFCC


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Elizabeth Prine sit atop a bundle of recycled materials that were displayed at the recy-
cling station of North Florida Community College's Ecology Day event on March 28.

(Photo Submitted)
Students from Corinth
Christian Academy at-
tended Ecology Day at
North Florida Community
College in Madison on
March 28. The children
visited six outdoor sta-
tions to learn about recy-
cling, entomology, forest
ecology, soil ecology, fish,
aquatic insects and plants.

Norris Notes

By Lillian Norris

Our community is going
to be offered a special treat
on Sunday evening, April
22, at 6 p.m. at New Hope
Baptist Church, Hamilton
County. Amber Rowe
Jones will be presenting her
first concert that evening.
Amber has plans to do con-
certs and do a CD, starting
at her home church.
Anyone who has heard
Amber perform, or been to
any concert she has pre-
sented through the Hamil-
-ton CountySchool System,
knows of,- hr talents. We
know that this will be an
uplifting experience for
anyone who is able to at-
tend. Amber has brought
much to our school system.
Whenever I have heard
.that she is having her stu-
dents perform, I make a
special effort to attend, and
have never been disap-
pointed. Best wishes, Am-
ber, in your endeavor.
After spending some
time at the yard sale which
Leigh Ann and the Perez
family had on Highway
41N on a recent Saturday, I
learned that it is a great
place to visit. When one ve-

According to Elizabeth
Prine, one of the students,
they learned about more
than which materials can
be recycled. "We learned
about plants and bugs,"
she said.
Ecology Day is held an-
nually at the Ladell Broth-
ers Outdoor Environmen-
tal Center on the NFCC

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hide stopped, there were
Timmy and Jenny (Hurst)
Dyke and their two daugh-
ters, Mia, who will be nine
years old next month, and
Hannah, who is six years
old. It seems like they
should still be babies, but
they really had a good time
We learned that Timmy
will graduate in December
of this year from the Baptist
College of Florida in
Graceville. He is pastor of
Christian Home Baptist
Church; they are living in'
Slocom, Ala. Jenny is work-
ing part time in Chipley, at
the hospital as an RN. Tim-
my is also doing his famous
barbecues on the side. They
are thankful for all of the
prayers and support they
have received from back
here at home as God is tru-
ly blessing them and using
them in a mighty way.
They ask for continued
prayers from family and
Last Friday as I was
preparing to go to
Woman's Club an un-
known vehicle pulled into
my driveway. I had a nice

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campus. The NFCC nature
center is open year round
to visitors. School groups
or other groups interested
in a guided tour should
contact Barry Barnhart at
850-973-1645 or email
More information is also
available at
surprise it was Sgt.
Charles and Sue Biggs.
They are camping near
White Springs and visiting
for a short time. We only
got a chance to catch up on
a few things with them,
hope to see them again be-
fore they leave the county.
They are now living in
New Mexico. Sgt. Biggs
was Sgt. with the ROTC at
Hamilton High School sev-
eral years ago and Sue was
associated with the school
system. Their children at-
tended Hamilton County
High School, and they
were very active inr First
United Methodist Church.
We had wondered, and
others had mentioned, the
signs. .around town CSI
Hamilton County. I finally
learned from the First Bap-
tist newsletter, that it is Cy-
ber Space Information.
There will be a meeting on
Friday, April 20, from 7
p.m. until 9 p.m. for adults
at the former Hamilton
County High School Audi-
torium, and for the youth
on Saturday, April 21,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
with lunch provided for
Hamilton County Broth-
erhood will be meeting at
First United Methodist
Church on Thursday, April
26. Come and bring a dish
to share.
Again we missed the re-
ally bad weather, for
which we are thankful.
Our prayers are with all
those affected by the
tragedy at Virginia Tech;
we can't even imagine the
horror of such an event.
Let me hear from you.
Lillian Norris 792-2151

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White Springs

,L- By Johnny Bullard

"Showers of blessing.
Showers of blessing we
need. Mercy drops round
us are falling, but for the
showers we plead." The
words to the old hymn re-.
verberated through my
mind, as I heard the sounds
of those welcome rain
showers early on Sunday
morning. Our beloved
Hamilton County is still far
below average in the
amount of rainfall. Thank
God for the refreshment of
the showers we did receive.
As I was driving on one of
our county roads, I noticed
several seasonal wild flow-
ers, newly sprung and
blooming near the roadside
- a small, meaningful, and
visible reminder of God's
many blessings to us each
and every day.
I am always delighted to
hear news of those who are
serving the Lord, either
here at home or on the for-
eign mission field. Our
own Kim Warner, White
Springs, member of First
Baptist Church, White
Springs, has returned to the
mission field in Ethiopia,
and is working there. Kim
was home for a year, and
she served our church
faithfully in many capaci-
ties. We pray for her in her
absence, and we are very
proud of her and the work
she does. I know her par-
ents, Joyce and Hollis
Warner, are very proud,
Captain Bud Williams
has opened his laundry
across for the South Hamil-
ton Elementary School. If
you haven't had an oppor-
tunity to visit, you really
should. Mrs. "Bud" has an
eye catching piece of land-
scape work out front. The
grand opening will be Sat-
urday, April 21, from 11
a.m. till 2 p.m. We hope
you will come down and
wish them your best wish-
The Country Caf6, next
door to Bud's Sud's, was
owned and operated for a
number of years by Tony
and Joann Shotwell. They
were wonderful communi-
ty supporters and always
supported our efforts at
SHE. Tony has experienced
some severe health set-
backs, and he, Joann, and
all the family, need your
prayers and support. We


Editor's note: The Jasper
News prints the entire ar-
rest record each week. If
your name appears here
and you are later found not
guilty or the charges are
dropped, we will be happy
to make note of this in the
newspaper when judicial
proof is presented to us by
you or the authorities.

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love them and appreciate
To all of our area florists -
Faye's of Jasper, Wesley
Jane's Creations and Lana
Wisenbaker's Florist in Jen-
nings, as well as Brown's
Flowers of Jasper I want
you to know that I love you
all very much, and I appre-
ciate you. And I am going
to strive and be very bibli-
cal in my approach, as I
have in the past, in asking
for favors from all of you
by being. "no respecter of
persons," and, in your case,
"florists," as it were in
helping us out with various
school system functions. I
happened to call Brown's
this year to provide our
Teacher and Employee of
the Year for the school sys-
tem with complimentary
red roses, but I will be call-
ing on you in the future.
Thank you for all your con-
tinued support.
The 55th annual Florida
Folk Festival is just around
the comer over Memorial
Day Weekend, May 25-27. I
am looking forward to a
wonderful festival and, in
advance, I want to thank all
of the staff members at the
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park who
help make this event possi-
ble. We appreciate each of
I appreciate the encour-
aging comments I've re-
ceived from a number of
my readers regarding my.
"Guest Commentary." A
couple of friends told me
they enjoyed my commen-
tary but disagreed with me,
and that is okay. It is okay
for you to be wrong. No, I
am just kidding truly we
can disagreement without
being disagreeable. Truth-
fully, I think our state song
is probably a goner this
time, but I did want to ex-
press my opinion about the
matter and, now I feel
much better.
Mae Frances Marshall is,
indeed, a treasure and a
blessing to many, including
me. I have heard Mae
Frances sing on numerous
occasions, but, never, was I
more touched than when
she sang "The Old Rugged
Cross" at our 40th annual
Easter Sunrise Service. The
anointing of the Holy Spirit
was truly on Mae Frances,
as she delivered God's

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message. God bless you
and thank you. You lifted
my spirits, and the tears
flowed like the Suwannee,
as God's blessings fell on
me. You were the instru-
ment God used to work the
miracle of His grace in my
My cousin, Keith Hunter,
Jasper, shared Art Smith's
newest cookbook, "Back to
the Family," with me on
Friday morning, April 13.
Art means a great deal to us
here in Hamilton County,
and we are proud of him. I
know his parents, Palmer
Gene and Addie Mae
Smith, as well as his broth-
er, Gene, and all the mem-
bers of the family share our
pride in Art. I was delight-
ed to see a photograph of
Will Griner, son of Jerry
and Clyda Griner, smiling
from the pages of Art's new
cookbook. Jerry, Clyda,
daughter Claire, and son
Will, are neighbors to Art's
parents. Will's maternal
grandmother is Clyde
"Gloria" Hunter, and pater-
nal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Griner, all
of Jasper.
Speaking of Art Smith,
Hamilton County native,
and resident of Chicago,
ll., and his mother, Mrs.
Addie Mae Smith, Jasper -
the two of them recently re-
turned from a trip to China
where Art was the recipient
of a prestigious internation-
al culinary award for the
publication of his third
cookbook. Addie Mae re-
ported that the trip was fab-
ulous and that they were
treated with graciousness
and warm, wonderful hos-
pitality everywhere they
traveled. Congratulations.
Please remember the fol-
lowing in prayer: Tony
Shotwell, JM Morgan,
Claire Smith, Frank
McPherson, Vivian Scott,
Franklin Fouraker, Marie
Hickson, Mae Tomlinson,
.. Hilda Lawrence. Jan Span-
dau, Gussie Cheshire,
Gaynelle Greene, Gladys
"Granny" Ruh, Ben Regis-
ter, Justin Hill, Barbara
Thomas, Sarah Thomas,
Vema Mae Johnson, Tom-
mie Smith, Sarah Jordan,
Lake City, Ella Taylor,
Wanda Stephens, Jean Pad-
gett, Isabel Freeman,
Dorothy Hill, JH McCall,
"Sis" McCall, Lafayette Mc-
Call, Anne Hall, Claude
Hall, Darlene Hall, Terry
Lowe, Wellborn, Melinda
Johnson, Lake City, Trey
Townsend, Live Oak, Billie
Payne Sister Gladys Hill,
Lojuan Hill, our state, our
nation, and our "own"
Hamilton County.
Have a good week,, Hamilton
I love you.

Wildlife Conservation
HCDTF Hamilton
County Drug Task Force
HCSO Hamilton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office
ICE Immigration and
Custom Enforcement
JAPD Jasper Police De-
JNPD Jennings Police
OALE Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P&P Probation and Pa-
SCSO Suwannee Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office
WSPD White Springs
Police Department
April 10, Albert B. Pierce,
18; 11061 NW 38th St.,
Jasper; burglary, criminal
mischief, theft; JAPD.
April 10, Tino M. Jones,
19; 104 SW 104th St., Jasper;
burglary, possession of
burglary tools, criminal
mischief, theft; JAPD.
April 10, Alejandro
Sanchez, 41; 309 SW 5th
Ave. #4, Homestead; fail-
ure to appear; HCSO.
April 11, Dotson D. Fiffe,
33; 1251 Travis Dr.,
Watkinsville, Ga.; violation
Continued on 5B




PA(r- A t



Jasper Legals

This is to inform the public that First Federal
Savings Bank of Florida (the "Bank") located
at 4705 West U.S. Highway 90, Lake City,
Florida 32055, will file application materials
with the Office of Thrift Supervision ("OTS") on
or about April 2, 2007, advising the OTS of its
intent to reorganize into the mutual holding
company structure pursuant to 12 CFR Part
575 ("Reorganization Notice"), and to charter
an interim federal savings association that will
merge (pursuant to 12 C.FR. 563.22) with and
into the Bank, with the Bank as the surviving
institution, to facilitate the mutual holding com-
pany reorganization.

This public notice will appear at approximate-
ly one-week intervals over a thirty-day period
beginning April 4, 2007 and ending May 9,

Anyone may submit written comments in con-
nection with the application within 30 calendar
days of publication of this notice. The com-
ments must be sent to the Regional Director,
Office of Thrift Supervision, Southeast Re-
gional Office, 1475 Peachtree Street, N.E., At-
lanta, Georgia 30309, and to the attention of
Keith C. Leibfried, President and Chief Execu-
tive Officer of First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida, to its address stated above. Written
comments in opposition to the Application
should address the regulatory basis for denial
of the Application, and be supported by the in-
formation specified in 12 C.F.R. Section
516.120(a).You may request a meeting on the
Application by a written request for a meeting
with your comment with OTS. Your request
should describe the nature of the issues or
facts to be discussed and the reasons why
written submissions are insufficient to ade-
quately address these facts or issues. OTS
will grant a meeting request only when it finds
that written submissions are insufficient to ad-
dress the facts or issues raised, or otherwise
determines that a meeting will benefit its deci-
sion making process.

You may inspect the non-confidential portion
of the Reorganization Notice and non-confi-
dential portions of all comments and informa-
tion filed by the public in response to the Re-
organization Notice by contacting the Region-
al Director or the Information Services Divi-
sion, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20552. If you
have any questions concerning these proce-
dures, contact the Regional Director at (404)
888-0771 or the Information Services Division
at (202) 906-6000.
04/05, 12, 19, 26, 05/03, 10

Case No.: 2007DR000052

Lisa Evelyn Click,


Kelly Click,


TO: Kelly Click, 2116 Longview Drive, Talla-
hassee, FL

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your defenses, if any, to it on
Lisa Click whose address is 3909 NW Hwy
129, Jasper, FL 32052 on or before April 28,
2007, and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at 207 NE 1st Street, Room Jasper, FL
32052, before service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.

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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 tot he address on
record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automat-
r ic disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.

Dated: 3-27-2007.

Greg Godwin

By: Cynthia Johnson
Deputy Clerk
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

DOCKET NO. 07-REAC2-NOI-2402-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendments tot he Comprehensive
Plan for Hamilton County adopted by Ordi-
nance No. 2007-02, 2007-03 and 2007-04 on
March 6, 2007, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189,

The adopted Hamilton County Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendments and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and Com-
ments Report, (if any), are available for public
inspection Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during normal business hours,
at the Office of the County Coordinator, 313
Hatley Street Northeast, Suite 2, Jasper, Flori-
da 32052..

Any affected person, as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to challenge the pro-
posed agency determination that the Amend-
ments to the Hamilton County Comprehensive
Plan are In Compliance, as defined in Sub-
section 163.3184(1), FS. The petition must be
filed within twenty-one (21) days after publica-
tion of this notice, and must include all of the
information and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be
filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a
copy mailed or delivered to the local govern-
ment. Failure to timely file a petition shall con-
stitute a waiver of any right to request an ad-
ministrative proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. If a petition
is filed, the purpose of the administrative hear-
ing will be to present-evidence and testimony
and forward a recommended order to the De-
partment. If no petition is filed, this Notice of
Intent shall become final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other affected persons may
petition for leave to intervene in the proceed-
ing. A petition for intervention must be filed at
least twenty (20) days before the final hearing
and must include all of the information and
contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C. A petition for leave to inter-
vene shall be filed at the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings, Department of Management
Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to
intervene within the allowed time frame consti-
tutes a waiver of any right such a person has
to request a hearing under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the ad-
ministrative hearing.

After an administrative hearing petition is tble
pursuant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES.,.

opies of all courtdoc the proceeding by filing that request with the
.. ..Copies f al court documents in this Iasse, administrative law judge assigned by the Divi-
.I.,r,., orders" are available at the tlerk.eJ 'r; k o'dd Adi nist'lS4tfe]'e'gri. .ffi4dhoice' f
,'. ,, i t R fam r[ .

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mediation shall not affect a party's right to an
administrative hearing.

-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Case No. 2006-CA-000263






Address Unknown

Address Unknown

c/o Susan McNerney
100 Kingsdale Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

and her HEIRS,
Address Unknown

16797 Rainy Vale Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Adress Unknown

24 Foster Road
Horton,.AL 35980

3290 Kenny Drive
Georgetown, TN 38139

AS WELL AS any and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under, or against each of the
above-named Defendants, or their respective
heirs, administrators and assigns, as well as
all parties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein de-

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet ti-
tle to the following property in Hamilton Coun-
ty, Florida, to-wit:

Parcel No. 2421-000 in Section 29, Township
2N, Range 14E. 2 acres in SE corner of SE
1/4 of NW 1/4.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J. WEIDNER,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is' Post Of-
fice Box 1354, Bronson, Florida 32621, on or
before May 19, 2007 and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against yoy

for the relief demanded in the Complaint or

Dated this 11th day of April 2007.

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4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Jasper Legals

Clerk of Court pany through the establishment of First Fed-
eral Bancorp, Inc., a Federal corporation, as
By: Cynthia Johnson a mid-tier stock holding company and First
Deputy Clerk Federal Bancorp, MHC, a Federal corpora-
tion, as a mutual holding company.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ordinances,
which titles hereinafter appear, will be consid-
ered for enactment by the Board of County
Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida,
at public hearings on May 1, 2007 at 9:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can
be heard, in the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, County Courthouse
located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper,
Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be in-
spected by any member of the public at the
Office of the County Clerk located at 207
Northeast First Street, Room 106, Jasper,
Florida, during regular business hours. On the
date, time and place first above mentioned, all
interested persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.



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 ofthe public hearings shall
be announced during the public hearings and
that no further notice concerning the matters
will be published.

All persons are advised that, if they decide to
appeal any decisions made at the public hear-
ings, they will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testi-
, mony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.


Notice is hereby given that application has
been made by First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida (the "Bank"), 4705 West U.S. Highway
90, Lake City, Florida 32055, to the Office of
Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20552, for approval to
merge with First Federal Interim Bank II, a to-
be-formed federally chartered interim savings
bank, to be headquartered at 4705 West U.S.
Highway 90, Lake City, Florida 32055. The in-
terim savings bank is being chartered for the
purpose of accomplishing a reorganization.of
the Bank:into a-two-tier mutual, holding corn-

This notice is published pursuant to 12
U.S.C. 1828(c) of the Federal Deposit Insur-
ance Act and 12 C.F.R. Section 563.22 of the
regulations of the Office of Thrift Supervision.
This notice will appear at approximately one-
week intervals over a 30-day period begin-
ning April 4, 2007 and ending on May 9,

Anyone may submit written comments in
connection with this application within 30 cal-
endar days of the initial publication date of
this notice. The comment must be sent si-
multaneously to the Regional Director, Office
of Thrift Supervision, Southeast Regional Of-
fice, 1475 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta,
Georgia 30309 and to the attention of Keith
C. Leibfried, President and Chief Executive
Officer of First Federal Savings Bank of Flori-
da to its address stated above. Written com-
ments in opposition to the application should

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....... .... .. ..... .. ,.

auUle F uIl myUJekVuy udb%' lur uenlUl l
such application, and be supported by the in-
formation specified in 12 C.F.R. Section
516.120(a). You may request a meeting on
such application by including a written re-
quest for a meeting with your comment to
OTS. Your request should describe the na-
ture of the issues or facts to be discussed
and the reasons why written submissions are
insufficient to adequately address the facts
or issues. OTS will grant a meeting request
only when it finds that written submissions
are insufficient to address the facts or issues
raised, or otherwise determines that a meet-
ing will benefit its decision making process.

You may view the non-confidential portions
of the application and the non-confidential
portions of all comments filed with OTS by
contacting the OTS Regional Office listed.
above. This information is available for public
viewing at the appropriate OTS Regional Of-
fice during regular business hours. If you
have any questions concerning these proce-
dures, contact the OTS Regional Office at
(404) 888-0771
04/05, 12, 18, 26, 03, 10

JAIL NOTES continued from 4B

of probation; HCSO.
April 11, Marcus D.
Hughes, 24; 3126 NW 108th
Ct., Jasper; violation of pro-
bation, bond revoked, bat-
tery, failure to appear;
April 11, Billy R. Bryant,
44; driving while license
suspended, no vehicle reg-
istration; JAPD.
April 12, Victor M. Mejia-
Gromez, 60; 5 Random
Lane, Dade City; no valid
driver's license, failure to
stop for Agriculture Inspec-
tion Station,
possession / display of
counterfeit driver's license,
criminal use of personal ID
i n f o r m a t i o n
April 12, Towane L. Allen
Jr., 42; 405 2nd Ave. NW,
Jasper; violation of proba-
tion; hold for Navajo Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office; HCSO.
April 12, Nicole Brun-
didge, 36; Lake City Insti-
tute, Lowell, Florida; in for
court; HCSO.
April 13, Damon F.
Daniels, 30; P.O. Box 1582,
Jasper; child support;
April 13, Richard G. Mor-
ris, 32; 5943 NW 44th St.,
Jennings; child support;
April 13, Richard L. Wilk-
erson, 49; 1212 West Mag-
nolia St., Valdosta, Ga.; hold
for Lowndes, County Sher-
iffsOffice; HCSO..

April 13, Lamarcus A.
Kelly, 25; 16963 Mill St.,
White Springs; .throwing a
deadly missile at an occu-
pied or unoccupied vehicle,
resist without violence;
April 14, Anthony S.
Dunaway, 21; 4275 SR 6 W,
Jasper; trespass after warn-
ing; HCSO.
April 14, Joshua E. Jones,
21; 730 NW Ceciely PI.,
Lake City; fleeing/ eluding,
reckless driving; WSPD.
April 14, Gerardo Perez-
Torrez, 27; 13383 90th Cir.,
Live Oak; violation of pro-
bation, hold for Suwannee
County Sheriffs Office;
April 14, Roberto Sardi-
nas, 47; 3169 NW 111th
Place, Jasper; violation of
probation for Hillsborough
County Sheriff's Office;
April 14, Johnathan D.
Brown, 23; P.O. Box 1021,
Jasper; violation of proba-
tion; HCSO.
April 14, Ben Daniels, 43;
1420 Berry St., Jennings; vi-
olation of probation; HCSO.
April 15, Janet N. Ed-
wards, 43; 1010 NW 99th
Dr., Jennings; hold for Co-
lumbia County Sheriffs Of-
April 15, Steven B. Tuck-
er, 19; 186 Anderson St.,
Statenville, Ga.; warrant,
hold for Lowndes County
SSheris QOff e HCSO.





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Local business donates irrigation system




The CMJ Basketball Tournament, a fundraiser for the
Cory M. Jackson Scholarship, will be held July 13 through
July 15 at the Richardson Community Center in Lake
City. Entrance fee is $200.
For further information or to register teams contact
Kimberly Daniels, Founder at 321-948-1276 or kimber-

Raj Doobay, owner of R&R
Holdings, was the guest
speaker at the Jasper
Woman's Club on Friday,
April 13. He said the club
house is a beautiful building
- "one of the better buildings
in Jasper." Since he feels curb
appeal is important he is pro-
viding for the installation of
an irrigation system for the
area around the club house.
Doobay's company is de-
veloping the first log home
community in Florida and is
already planning two more
communities. He said he is

working with the county to
make changes the right way.
"Hamilton is the first
county coming into Florida.
There are many opportuni-
ties to utilize here," Doobay
said. "I want to make a dif-
ference not like Miami or
Orlando, I want to keep it
rural. It is a beautiful coun-
The Woman's Club meets
at 12 noon on the second Fri-
day of each month except
June, July and August, at the
club house located at 403
NW 6th Aye. in Jasper.

Raj Doobay


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A""- 4550 North Valdosta Road, Exit 221-75, Valdosta

EMT course

set for July

North Florida Commu-
nity College (NFCC) an-
nounced that it is accept-
ing applications for a ba-
sic Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT) train-
ing course beginning July
17, in Mayo. The course
will be held Tuesdays and
Thursday, from 6 p.m.
until 10 p.m., through
Dec. 6.
The Mayo class will
need at least 10 qualified
students. Candidates
must be 18 years old and
have a GED or high
school diploma.
Prospects must com-
plete applications for
NFCC and EMT-B, take
the College Placement
Test (CPT) at the college,
and pass a background
check and be fingerprint-
ed which requires a $60
For more information
call Cash, or Career and
Technical Center assistant
Gail Hackle at 850-973-
1629, or email




On behalf of the
Leukemia Society and
South Hamilton Elemen-
tary, we would like to ex-
tend our sincere thanks
and appreciation to our
community business part-
ners for participation in
our recent fund-raiser. To-
gether as a team effort, we
are pleased to announce
we have raised $1,759.38,
which well exceeds our
original goal of $500.
"No mountain is too high
to climb if you pray and
have some climbing faith."
To our business partners,
may God abundantly bless
each of you: Judge Sonny
Scaff, Lester Scaff (S&S
Food Stores), Dr. Ben Nor-
-, ris, Dr. Athena Randolph,
Dr. Weber (North Florida
Pediatrics), Milla Pedi-
atrics, Charles T. Hall Fu-
neral Home, Faye's of
Jasper, Stormant's Grocery,
First Federal Savings Bank,
Bank of The Suwannee
(Faron and Joyce Fillyaw),
Officer Anthony Williams,
Officer Michael Cohen, Of-
ficer PJ Fouraker and Dana
Fouraker, Penny Mickler,
Dixie Grill, Wal-Mart of
Lake City, Publix Distribu-
tion Center, Johnny
Bullard, Joyce Shaw,
Martha Fultz, Willie
Reynolds, Camilla Wom-
ack, Colon Brinkley, Ensley
Newsome, Corey Ran-
dolph and Rickey Hutcher-
We also would like to ex-
.k tend special thanks to these
businesses for their gift
card donations: From the
Lake City area Apple-
bee's, Red Lobster, Texas
Roadhouse, Cedar River
Restaurant, Chasteen's
Downtown, Tucker's
Steaks and Seafood, Son-
ny's ,BBQ, Ken's BBQ,
Shoney's, Moe's, Southwest
Grill, Pizza Hut (727 S.
Marion St.), Steak & Shake,
Cinema 90 Six-Plex, Office
Max, DoMo Japanese
Restaurant, Diamond Nails
and Lee Nails; from the
White Springs area The
Suwannee River Diner and
r. The Country Cafe; from the
q Live Oak area Golden
Corral and McDonalds;
from the Valdosta area -
Sam's Wholesale. Club and
Wild Adventures Theme
Thank you notes will be
sent individually to each
business at a later date.
To the many others who
generously donated to our
"Pennies for Patients," we
thank you all also.
Shun Reynolds, LPN


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April 18 19, 2007
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Rountree-Moore receives

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Rountree-Moore Ford-
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The award is given for .
the Ford dealer that demon-
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service and sales perfor- IN n
App o.iimiatcl. one per- a
cent of Ford dealer s nation-
wide qualify for this annual
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the dealership captures car
and truck market share; and .
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satisfaction," he said.
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Suwannee Valley Humane Soci-
ety, 1156 SE Bisbee Loop, Madison,
FL 32340. Directions: Two miles
south of Lee off CR 255; from 1-10
Exit 262; take CR 255 north 1/2
mile, follow the signs.
Suwannee Valley Humane Soci-
ety is a limited space shelter (no
kill) and depends on adoptions to
free available space. A drop-off do-
nation is required for any animal
brought to the shelter. You must
check with us prior to bringing a
drop-off animal to the shelter.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., or by appointment. Visit
our Web site and see the homeless
animals who need a really good
home at
or e-mail us at
Adoption fee of $50 includes
spay/neuter, deworming, heart-
worm/feline (leukemia) testing and
rabies shot. Please visit the shelter,
the animals would love to meet you.
The shelter also offers optional mi-
cro-chipping when you adopt for
$10 more.
If you have lost a pet or found
one, the humane society will help
you find your pet. Call us at 850-
971-9904 or toll-free at 866-236-
7812. Leave a message if they are
closed, your call will be returned.
Remember to always call your local
animal control or shelters if you
have a lost or found animal.
They really appreciate donations;
they couldn't operate without them.
Donation are the heart and soul of
its thrift shop income. Please con-
sider bringing them donations of
clothes, household goods, furniture

and toys. They ask that all donations
be in good condition; otherwise,
they cannot sell them. Thank you!
Volunteers are wanted and needed
four hours a week on the day of
your choice. Call to learn more.
People. are always needed to hold,
pet, love and walk the homeless an-
imals at the shelter, so if
you can't adopt you
can always come
help in many oth-'
er ways.
and aluminum
cans recycled:
They have a re-
cycle newspaper
bin at 305
Pinewood Dri-
ve, Live Oak,
just west of
Johnson's Ap-
Shack. They
also collect alu-
minum cans to
recycle, just
bring them to
the shelter. All
the money goes
to help the home- C
less animals.
NOTE: Suwannee
Valley Humane Society's
Spring Fling will be held
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Satur-
day, May 5 at 1156 SE Bisbee
Loop, Madison. Join them for fun,
food and a huge yard and plant sale.
Mix and .mingle with staff, other
supporters and some of the most
.popular resident. From 1-10, exit
262, go 1/2 mile north, turn left on
Bisbee Loop and follow the signs.

Featured animals for adoption:
2744-GRACE-1 year 9 months
old, Hound/mix, female and brown
with brindle legs and white on the
tip of her tail.
2801-LEILO-1 year 9 months
old, Stafford/Shied/mix, female and

tri-coldr. She is an outside dog and
is very good with kids.
2843-SAMMI-2 years 3 months
old, Terrier/mix, female, tri-color
and has a microchip.
2902-BLU-1 year 9 months old,
Heeler/mix, male and black, brown:

and silver. He is good very good
with children and cats.
2928-KING-1 year 3 months old,,
Hound/Mix, male, white and black
and has had all his shots.
3029-AMOS-Hound/Mix, male
and is brown. He is a very special
dog and is good with children and
other animals. He is a lit-
tle shy of men. He
needs room to run,
but needs na
fenced in yard
s with a high
fence. He is a
lovable dog
and needs a
good home.
Adoptions fee
has been re-.
S duced to $25.
LY-1 year 3
months, tori-
shell with white
"and female.
Likes to be pat-
ted, when she
wants and is
good with chil-
dren of all ages.
DA-l year 9
months old, orange
tabby and female.
She is good for older
teenagers and adults.
2831-LOVEY-1 year 10 months
old, orange calico and female. She
is good With older kids ages 9 and
up. .
2909-DANA-1 year 4 months
old, calico/mostly tabby and fe-
male. She is good with children 6

and up.
2985-OOPS-1 year 10 months
old, tabby and female. She is good
with teenagers and adults.
2592-MILLIE-Tabby, 3 year
old cat, white and spayed. She is
very sweet. Older cats make won-
derful pet for an older person.
Does not like children and does not
like to be held all the time. This is
a very special cat and you can
adopt her for $60 because she has.a
micro-chip in case she gets lost.
2240-SISSY-This is a real spe-
cial kitty. She is 3 years old and is
a black and gray Tabby. She, does
not like children but, would make a
wonderful companion for and old-
er person. She does have to have
special food. If there is an older
person, who would love to have
this cat, she can be adopted for a
special price of $25. Come in and
see her.
A dog named Patches, Husky, fe-
male, white and black with gray
and wearing a red collar. She Iis
healthy and friendly and .weighs
about 8Q pounds. She has 2 pup-
pies with her, both 5 months old.
They are tan and white color. Lost
from SE Remmington Drive, Lee.
If found, please call Bunnie, 850-
971-7202 or 850-673-9697.
Lost from 96th Trail in Live
Oak, a black cat with 6 or 7 pieces
of white hair on left shoulder. Has
yellow and green eyes and is a very
friendly and sweet cat. If found.
please call Jessica Torres-Tapley,

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Opening soon!
April 17-July 31
Suwannee County Small
Farmer's Market set to open
Suwannee County Small Farmer's Market will offer local
fresh fruits and vegetables from 9 a.m.-l p.m., beginning Tues-
day, April 17 at loading dock of the old Atlantic Coastline
Freight Depot, east end of Suwannee Historical Museum, Live
Oak. It will be open on Tuesday and Thursday thru July 31.
The only scheduled closed dates are Tuesday, May 29 and
Tuesday, July 3. Senior and WIC Farmer's Market Nutritiofi
Coupons accepted as well as cash. Info/vendor questions: 386-
362-1728, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Register now!
NFCC offers EMT course
set for July in Mayo
North Florida Community College (NFCC) offers a basic
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course begin-
ning July 17 in Mayo. The course will run Tuesday and Thurs-
day, from 6-10 p.m., through Dec. 6. The Mayo class will need
at least 10 qualified students and a list of interested prosepcts
is being compiled. Candidates must be 18 years old and have a
GED or high school diploma. Prospects must: (1) Complete
applications for NFCC and EMT-B; (2) Take the College
Placement Test (CPT) at the college, and (3) Pass a back-
ground check and be fingerprinted which requires a $60 fee.
Info: 850-973-1629, or e-mail cashR@nfcc.edu.

Donations needed!
Another Way, Inc. plans
old fashioned fish fry
Another Way, Inc., is planning an old-fashioned fish fry in
May and is in need cash donations. Fish of any kind, cleaned
and dressed are also needed. Fishermen who fish for the fun of
it and maybe throw them back, or give them away or maybe
their freezer is already full may wish to donate them for this
worthy cause. The organization is a non-profit domestic vio-
lence and rape crisis center with two shelters, one in Lake City
and one in Chiefland. Info: Brenda Sanchez, 386-792-2747,

Register now!
May 4
Cattle Baron's Golf Tournament
Fifth Annual Cattle Baron's Golf Tournament will be held
Friday, May 4 at Southern Oaks Golf Club in Lake City. Silent
auction and drawing for sports memorabilia and golf packages;
hole-in-one contest for a Chevrolet Avalanche. Proceeds going
to support The Ame icaiin Cancer Societ,, High Five Unit
(Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union coun-
ties). Sponsorships and sponsor/player packages are available.
Info: Jimmy Swisher, 386-362-5332 or Vern Lloyd, 38.6-752-
4885, or visit Suwannee County Chamber. of Commerce office.

April 18
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC); GED tests; 6
p.m., Wednesday, April 18, NFCC Technical Center, Madison
campus; Photo ID required; preparation courses free; fee for
test; Info/pre-registration: 850-973-1629.

April 19
Branford Camera Club will meet
The Branford Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
April 19 at Branford Public Library. Sean Dowie has had to
reschedule his visit to May. This month's program will be a
surprise or they will continue the discussions from the open fo-
rumn of last month, focusing primarily on digital sheet papers
and inks. Sean Dowie, a local landscape, nature and fine arts
photographer, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, May
17 meeting. The Thursday, June 21 meeting will feature Va-
lerie Lawson, a local fine art photographer and member of our
club, who will talk about her experiences in capturing and pro-
ducing those beautiful photos she shares at our meetings. En-
joy her work at www.valerielawsonphotography.com. Bring
your most recent pictures, any new camera equipment you'd
like to show off or just need help with, and enjoy the cama-
raderie of fellow photography enthusiasts. You'll meet mem-
bers who are just beginning their photographic adventure and
those who have years of expertise to share ... film and digital,
color, black and white. Membership not required. Info: Car-
olyn Hogue, program chair, 386-935-2044 or technical consul-
tants: Dick Bryant, 386-935-1977 or Dick Madden, 386-935-

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April 19
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., 1:30 p.m.
and 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the NFCC Testing Center,
Building 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests'
will be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours
before testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Sign up now!
Deadline April 20
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 d6centing,
horticulture, fossil digs and more for students age 12-1-7 in-
clude. No experience necessary, training provided; Pre-regis-
tration required. Applications available for summer positions
on-line for for Junior Volunteers, Friday, April 20. Info/regis-
tration: 352-846-2000, ext. 21, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/,
e-mail jcrosby@flmnh.ufl.edu.

April 20
SHINE offers services in Branford
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will of-
fer services the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon,
starting April 20, at Branford Public Library, 703 NW Suwan-
nee Ave., Branford. No appointment necessary. Free medicare
counseling and help with prescription drug plans through Flori-
da Department of Elder Affar's. Elders and their family mem-
bers who have questions or problems with Medicare and other
health insurance programs have a place to turn. Specially
trained volunteer counselors provide free, unbiased informa-
tion and assistance. Statewide program of the Department of
Elder Affairs to empower elders to make informed decisions
about their health insurance and resolve Medicare problems.
--lelp in obtaining low-cost or free prescription drugs may be
available to Medicare recipients who have reached the cover-
age gap in the prescription drug benefit and to people ages 60-
64. For more information on additional counseling locations,
or if you can't travel to the site, contact the Elder Help Line
toll-free at 800-262-2243.

April 21
Florida Museum, Harn Museum
of Art celebrate Earth Day
The Hamrn Musewn of Art and Florida Nluseum of Natural
History in Gainesville will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 with a variety of activities for all
ages at both museums. Events include dancing, painting, story
time, eco-films, Celtic music, exhibits and community groups
offer information on eco-friendly living throughout the day.
Info: Christine Brundige, Hamrn Museum, 352-392-9826, ext.
150 or Kendra Lanza-Kaduce, Florida Museum, 352-846-2000,
ext. 246, or www.culturalplaza.ufl.edu

April 21
Horseback trail
ride along the
Suwannee River
The School Without Walls
will sponsor a beginners to
advance trail ride at 10 a.m.,
Saturday, April 21 along the
Suwannee River. Enjoy story-
telling from the kids during A
lunch break. Refreshments
provided. Cost: $20 per rider.
All proceeds will be donated
to send kids to 4-H horseman- ,.'
ship camp in June. Advanced .
registration required. Info/reg-
istration: Marianne St. Clair,
386-364-5322 or Wendy
Tullis, 386-590-4250. Custom built homes in
River Woods
April 21 ,Cuc
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of God will serve
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barbecue dinners from 11 a.m.-until, Saturday, April 21. Eat in
or take out. Cost: Chicken-$6.50; Ribs-7.50; Ribs and chicken-
$8.50. Meal includes potato salad, string beans or baked beans
and pound cake. Info: 386-963-4988 church or 386-752-8479
W.C. Cobb, pastor.

April 21
Dinner theater with silent auction
First Baptist Church of White Springs will present a dinner
theater Saturday, April 21 at Winfield Community Center,
White Springs. Featured entertainer will be Baptist College of
Florida President, Dr. Thomas A Kinchen,-a well-known Chris-
tian humorist. Also taking part are local singers, Kyle Graham
of White Springs and John Croft, acting minister of First Bap-
tist Church. Silent auction from 5-6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6
p.m. Bid on super gifts auction during dinner, theater. Tickets
$10. Info: Barbara Beauchamp, 386-397-2454.

April 21
Wellborn School reunion
Wellborn School reunion will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Saturday, April 21 at Wellborn Baptist Church. Schoolmates,
friends and teachers will gather to reminisce by-gone days,
catch up on what's happening and to hold a memorial service
for deceased classmates. Bring your favorite dish and dessert
to share as well as photos of early school years and past re-
unions. Wear your school colors ... purple and gold! Info:
Pearlie Mae Walker, 386-362-2036.

April 21
Military Retiree Day at
Patrick Air Force Base
Patrick Air Force Base 25th Anniversary Retiree Day will be,
held Saturday, April 21; Retirees from all services attend this
event. Guest speakers on topics of interest to retirees begin at
0915 at the theater; information tables in the hangar area; hand
out literature; health and wellness table; renewal of ID cards
and car decals in Building 537; parking; buses to all sites;
Manatee Dining Facility available. No reservations required.
Info: Retiree Activities Office (RAO), 321-494-5463 or

.April 21-22
Pioneer Days
High Springs Farmers' Market \ill hold Pioneer Days fea-
turing the market Saturday -Sunday..Apiil.2,l22. Saturday from
9 aim.-5 p.m:. Sundaytfcdm 10 I.rfd~pTh."WPWi t-g lo-
cated in James Paul Parlfin downtown High Springs and has
access and parking from Main Street at NW 2nd Avenue and
from NW 1st Avenue, US 27, at City Hall, 110 NW 1st Av-
enue. It features locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables,
plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods and
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April 23
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE (Test
of Adult Basic Education) at 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, at
NFCC Testing Center, Building 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.

April 23-25
Suwannee PreKindergarten/
School Readiness Screenings
Suwannee PreKindergarten/School Readiness Screenings
will be conducted Monday-Wednesday, April 23-25 at Dou-
glass Center in Live Oak. Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-
noon and 1:30-6 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Screening is for all children 3 years to 4 years 6 months of age,
will be screened free. Children will be screened for functional
hearing, functional vision, motor development, speech/lan-
guage development and concepts. Screenings are conducted
jointly by Suwannee County Schools, FDLRS/Gateway and
the Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway. Note: This
screening/registration is NOT for children entering Kinder-
garten in 2007. Info: FDLRS toll-free 800-227-0059, Van-
Quiece Brown, Early Learning Coalition toll-free 866-752-
9770 or if Spanish translation is needed, call Imelda Jaramillo,
386-208-1477 or Juanita Torres at 386-364-2954.

April 24
Free civil legal services to
low-income and qualified citizens
Three Rivers Legal Services will offer free civil legal ser-
vices to low-income and other eligible citizens at Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc. from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesday,
April 24 by appointment. Areas of practice include: '
landlord/tenant, foreclosure, Social Security, living and legal
wills, unfair sales practices, contracts,,Medicaid/Medicare and
family law (limited). Info/appointments: toll-free 800-495-

April 24
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, April 24, 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.

April 26
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, April 26, 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.

April 26-27
Judy Gail's History Tales
presents "Carry A. Nation" Dinner

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Tournament '
Friday, May 4

Southern Oaks Golf Club,
SLake City
Four Person Scramble Format ,
SHole-in-One for new Chevy Avalanche N
Prizes. Raffle, Silent Auction, Golf Contests
Lunch Provided 11:30
Tee-Off 1:00p.m.
SFor Info & Forms Call

Judy Gail's History Tales presents "Carry A. Nation" Dinner
Theater in three performances Thursday-Friday, April 26-27 at
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park. Thursday, April 26 in
Phillips Dining Room, Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m.; Fri-
day, April 27 in Phillips Dining Room, Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.;
and Show 7 p.m.; and show only: Thursday, April 26 in Dacier
Manor, 3 p.m. RSVP for Phillips Dining Room performances.
Tickets: ACV members: $15; adults: $20; students (ages 13-
18): $7; children, 5-12: $5. Info/RSVP: 386-658-5291, or e-
mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Register now!
April 27
Millennium Nights
Millennium Nights will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April
27 in Millennium Park, Live Oak. Millennium Nights is sched-
uled every other Friday. Individuals or groups who want to
perform need to pre-register. Info/registration: Herold White,
386-590-0129, www.heroldwhite.com.

April 27
Suwannee County Voters
League Annual Dinner Banquet
Suwannee County Voters.League Annual Dinner Banquet
will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 in African Baptist
Church fellowship hall. Speaker" Matthew M. Carter II, Com-
missioner: Florida Public Service Commission. Info/tickets:
Jessie Philpot, 386-362-4540.

April 27-29.
Paralounge Drum Gathering
The Paralounge Drum Gathering will be held Thursday-Sun-
day, April 27-29 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US
129 North, Live, Oak. This event promotes multi-cultural inter-
action,. community development and musical expression
through rhythmic events. Fushu Daiko will amaze you with'
Taiko drumming, Lucid Druid will present a unique blend of
Celtic fusion music, Dragon Fly Rhythms bring the Australian
Didgeridoo, and Tocamos provides Afro-Caribbean music.
Participate in workshops designed for your entire family.
Learn how to play exotic instruments such as the African
Djembe or Australian didgeridoo. Each workshop is an experi-
ence you will learn from and enjoy with your entire family.
Please check out this great event at
http://www.paralounge.net/. Info: 386-364-1683 or visit
www.msiclives her.com.

April 27-28
Four Freedoms Festival
Four Freedoms Festival in Madison will include a street
dance at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 featuring the sounds of US
Highway 19, with food, games galore and the world's largest
pin-ball machine. Parade at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 28. Live
entertainment: Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, Encore,
The Hodges. Sisters, The Faithful Few, The Marine Corp Band.
Classic Car Show. A wide variety of food and drinks, as well
as many arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Old
fashioned games on the courthouse lawn include: -watermelon
seed spitting contest, frog hop, dunking booth, rock climbing
wall, firefighters challenge, and more. Info: 850-973-2788.

Register now!,
April 28
SHS Golf Team Golf Tournament
The first SHS Golf Team Golf Tournament will be held Sat-
urday, April 28 with an 8:30 a.m. tee time at Suwannee Coun-
try Club, 7932 US 90 East, Live Oak. Format: Three man
scramble, shot gun start; Entry fees: $50 includes green 'fees,
Golf cart and-lunch; $100 hole sponsorship; $300 hole sponsor-
ship and three players. Your generous contribution supports the
SHS Golf Team. Send check to: SHS Golf Boosters, Inc.,
16857 CR 49, Wellborn, FL 32094. Register: Roger Spiwak,
386-362-1147. Info: Eddie Hillhouse, 386-688-2105,
eddy7868@alltel.net; Susan Lance, 386-963-3822,
M6256@alltel.net; Joyce Fullbright, 386-362-9583, rejoy-
ful@alltel.net; SHS Golf Coach Joe Sprague,

April 28
Colin P. Kelly Freedom Run in Madison
The Colin P. Kelly Freedom Run will be held Saturday,
April 28 during the annual Four Freedoms Festival in Madi-
son. Two races: Fun Run and 5K Run. The 5K Run is open to

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all ages and begins at 8 a.m. Fee is $10. The one mile Fun Run
is open to youth up to 16 and begins at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is
$5. Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. The 5K
course takes runners through beautiful, historic downtown
Madison and onto the campus of North Florida Community
College. Both runs begin and end on the comer .of Range and
Marion Streets. Ribbons and trophies will be 'awarded winners
in several age categories. The NFCC chapter of the Florida As-
sociation of Community Colleges is sponsoring the race.to
raise funds for textbook "scholarships" for NFCC students.
Info: Enid Mazzone Kozlowski, 850-973-1637 or Denise Bell,
850-973-9481, e-mail belld@nfcc.edu.

April 29
Fillyaw family reunion
Fillyaw family reunion will be held Sunday, April 29 in Lu-
raville Community Center. Eat at p.m. Please bring a cov-
ered dish and enjoy.

April 28
Pioneer Days
High Springs Farmers' Market will hold "Jazz in the Park"
featuring "MoonDancer" with Cathy deWitt from 11 a.m.-3
p.m., Saturday, April 28. The Market is located in James Paul
Park in downtown High Springs and has access and parking
from Main Street at NW 2nd Avenue and from NW 1st Av-
enue, US 27, at City Hall, 110 NW 1st Avenue. It. features lo-
cally produced fresh fruits and vegetables, plants; trees,
shrubs, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods and many other
agricultural products. Info: 386-454-3950 or www.city.high-

Thru April 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints through April 28 on Brown
,Road, CR.252, CR 252-A. CR 252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238, CR 135, Turner Road,
SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road, CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR 132, CR
136, CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250, CR 252, CR 349,
CR 49, CR 795, SR 20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US 129 and
Mitchell Road in Suwannee County; and CR 136, CR 152, CR
143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, CR446, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton, County.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn
tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license
laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver's li-
cense laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all mo-

Register now!
Tuesday thru May 1
Finding your way after the loss
of a spouse support group meeting
Haven Hospice offers a support group for individuals who
have lost a spouse from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays thru May 1 at
Haven Hospice, Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center, 6037
W. US 90, Lake City. Group members can express their feel-
ings and thoughts and gain an understanding of grief and how
it impacts their lives. You must register to attend. Info: Jen-
nifer Warren, LCSW 386-752-9191.

May 1
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, May 1 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 join us for the meeting. All Democrats are in-
vited to join us in participating in the Democratic Process.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Info/RSVP
for dinner: Monica, 386-330-2036.

May 3
Business Development Training for
non-profit or for-profit businesses
The Entrepreneurial Rural Business Development Project
(ERBDP) has developed a series of workshops focusing on
non-profit and for-profit business development and manage-
ment for residents of Hamilton County. Workshops will be free
of charge. Pre-registration is required. The training will be
held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 3 at Hamilton Cooperative
Extension Office, 1143 US 41 NW, Jasper. Series III: Financ-
ing Your Business I, "What Strategies to Use" and Nonprofit
Fund-raising, "How to Locate the Funding." Info/pre-registra-
tion: Allen Tyree, 386-792-1276.

May 4
Cattle Baron's Golf Tournament
Fifth Annual Cattle Baron's Golf Tournament will be held
Friday, May 4 at Southern Oaks Golf Club in Lake City. Silent
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hole-in-one contest for a Chevrolet Avalanche. Proceeds going
to support The American Cancer Society, High Five Unit
(Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union coun-
ties). Sponsorships and sponsor/player packages are available.
Info: Jimmy Swisher, 386-362-5332 or Vern Lloyd, 386-752-
4885, or visit Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce of-

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 avail-
able. Confidential. Open Wednesday-Friday. Info: 386-330-

Register now!
May 4-7
Spring Bicycle Festival in White Springs
Enjoy great off-road rides along the banks of the Suwannee
River, scenic road rides along beautiful quite roads lined with
wildflowers, relaxing canoeing/kayaking, tubing adventures
and more fun activities, catered by Country Caterers, meals
will be served at Nelly Bly's Kitchen in Stephen Foster State
park. The entire.campground has been reserved for registered
riders. enjoy the Used Blues Band on Saturday evening during
the Corn Social and dinner. Info/registration: Kim Frawley,
904-797-7290, www.suwanneebike.org.

May 5
Spring Fling
Suwannee Valley Humane Society's Spring Fling will be
held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 1156 SE Bisbee
Loop, Madison. Join them for fun, food and a huge yard and
plant sale. Mix and mingle with staff, other supporters and
some of the most popular resident. From 1-10, exit 262, go 1/2
mile north, turn left on Bisbee Loop and follow the signs. Info:
386-971-9904 or toll-free, 866-236-7812 Tuesday-Saturday.

May 6
Doyle Dykes will minister in
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music at The Village Church
Doyle Dykes, master fingerstyle guitarist, will minister in
music at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 6 in The Village Church, Advent
Christian Village, Dowling Park. He will lead the evening
praise and worship service. A free-will offering will be taken.
Info: Dick Grillo, 386-658- 5291, dgrillo@acvillage.net.

May 7
Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet
Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m., Monday,
May 7 at Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio
Ave., Live Oak. Family members welcome. Speaker: Dr. Man-
soor, Rheumatologist from Lake City. Info: 386-842-5206.

May 7
NFCC begins summer hours May 7
Beginning Monday, May 7, North Florida Community Col-
lege (NFCC) offices will open Monday through Thursday, 8
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Campus will close on Fridays. Regular
Monday through Friday hours will resume Monday, Aug. 13.
Info: 850-973-1653, news@nfcc.edu.

May 8
Love and Remembrance Memorial
Haven Hospice's Love and Remembrance Memorial will be
conducted at 6 p.m, Tuesday, May 8 at Alligator Lake Park,
Old Country Club Rd., Lake City. The memorials are open to
anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Attendees
are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones
that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments
will be served. Info: Nina Powell, 352-692-5100, or toll-free,
800-727-1889 or nmpowell@havenhospicelorg.

May 11 .
Millennium Nights
Millennium Nights will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May
11 in Millennium Park, Live Oak. Millennium Nights is sched-
uled every other Friday. Individuals or groups who want to
perform need to pre-register. Info/registration: Herold White,
386-590-0129, www.heroldwhite.com.

May 12
5K Run/Fun Walk
Copeland Community Center in Dowling Park will sponsor
a 5K Run/Fun Walk (3.1 miles) Saturday, May 12 to celebrate
12 years of health and fitness activities at CCC! Registration
begins at 8 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. and will travel through
the beautiful campus of Advent Christian Village located on
the historic Suwannee River and will begin and end at
Copeland Community Center located at 10420 Marvin Jones
Blvd., Dowling Park. Water stations will be provided at vari-
. ,ous points.during the race'Please join them fora celebration
brunch featuring li\ e entertainment immediately following the'

race. Brunch tickets: $5. Employees are encouraged to join the
fun by participating in the run/walk or by volunteering to help
with the event. Volunteers needed in the areas of registration,
refreshments/hydration, set-up and clean-up, and traffic control
and more. Info: 386-658-5387, dburch@acvillage.net.

May 12
62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival
The 62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival will be
held Saturday, May 12. Scheduled: Crafts, food, games, festi-
val contests for all ages: watermelon eating, seed spitting and
hog calling; watermelon rolling contest for 0-5 years only.
Pageants for ages 0-16 years old will begin May 4-5..Pageants
(Kings and Queens 0-4 years;Queens 5-22 years old); parade,
auction and entertainment (local and recording artist); Info:
352-316-6628, www.newberrywatermelonfestival.com, e-mail

May 18
AADC Annual Awards Banquet
AADC Annual Awards Banquet will be held at 7 p.m., Fri-
day, May 18 in Gethsemane Church of God in Christ, 917 NE
Duval Street, Live Oak. Scholarship recipients must personally
be in attendance at the banquet to qualify for a scholarship.
Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5. Speaker:
Sherman Riley, engineer of Peps.ico and a former recipient of
the Attorney Parks & Crumps Scholarship. Info: Yvonne Scott,

May 14
Hamilton County Democratic
Executive Committee meeting
Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14 ht the Jasper Public Library.
All interested Democrats are invited to attend. Refreshments
will be provided. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-303-2039.

May 19
Walker Creek and Hatch
Bend Schools reunion
The Walker Creek and Hatch Bend Schools will hold a re-
union from 10 a.m. until, Saturday, May 19, in the fellowship
hall at Hatch Bend Baptist Church. All former students of the
long-closed schools, as well as family and friends of class-
mates, are invited to attend. Everyone is asked to bring a cov-
ered dish, as well as plenty of memories to share. Paper prod-
ucts will be furnished. This may well be the last reunion of
these old schools, so notify all family and friends and make
.plans to attend. Info: Donald Hurst at 935-1282.

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Millennium Nights
Millennium Nights will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May
25 in Millennium Park, Live Oak. Millennium Nights is sched-
uled every other Friday. Individuals or groups who want to
perform need to pre-register. Info/registration: Herold White,
386-590-0129, www.heroldwhite.com.

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.

June 5
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, June 5 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 join us for the meeting. All Democrats-are in-
vited to join us in participating in the Democratic Process.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Info/RSVP
for dinner: Monica, 386-330-2036.

Volunteers needed!
June 6-9
County mediation training for volunteers
The County Mediation Services Program of the 3rd Judicial
Circuit is seeking volunteers to serve as county mediators in
Live Oak. The opportunity provides a unique way to volunteer
in our community and learn more about our court system. The
Dispute Resolution Center has scheduled a county mediation
training program, 20 hours over four days, Wednesday-Satur-
day, June 6-9 for Suwannee County. Time and location will be
provided to qualified volunteers. Trainees must attend and par-
ticipate fully all four days to complete the training. Note: All
trainees must observe a county mediation prior to attendance
at the training program. Info: Hal A. Airth, Mediation Services
coordinator, or Janet Airth, 386-362-4915.

Register now!
June 7-22 and July 29-Aug. 2
Derek Waugh-Stetson
University Boys' Basketball Camp
Stetson Boys' Basketball Camp will offer the Derek Waugh-
Stetson University Boys' Basketball Camp during the summer.
Schedule: Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9, Shooting Camp; Sat-
urday-Wednesday, June 9-13, Position Camp; Saturday-Sun-
day, June 16-17, High School Team Camp; Monday-Friday,,
June 18-22, Individual Camp I; and Sunday-Thursday, July 29-
Aug. 2, Individual Camp II. Info: Sebastian Singletary, 386-
822-8101, ssinglet@stetson.edu. or www.stetson.edu/hoop-


June 21-22
USS Nitro AE-2 and AE-23
Association reunion of crew members
USS Nitro AE-2 and AE-23 Association will hold its annual
reunion from Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24 in Washington,
DC. Info: Bob Eberlein, vice-president, ebb23@aol.com\, or

Sept. 23-30
Navy Ship U.S.S. Cascade AD-16 reunion
Navy Ship U.S.S. Cascade AD-16 will hold a reunion Sept.
23-30 at Holiday Inn Tweeksbury, Boston, Mass. Info: Barb
Kennovin, 176 Teal Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966, 302-975-
2719 or Bob. Croghan, 7827 Cassia Court, St. Louis, MO

63123, 314-843-6615.

Oct. 13-14
Florida Butterfly Festival
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host
the second Florida Butterfly Festival Oct. 13-14 at University
of Florida Cultural Plaza. The event will feature a live native
butterfly exhibit, photography contest, presentations by well-
known naturalists on various butterfly-related topics and many
family oriented activities. Info: www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterfly-
fest or call 352-846-2000, ext. 245.

Monthly Meetings

Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff- Branford third
Wednesday; Town Hall, Council Chambers, Branford; 1-
2:30'p.m.; trained staff visits to assist 'constituents; Info:
202-225-5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff- Live Oak third
Wednesday; City Council Chambers, City Hall, 101 SE
White Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; trained staff visits
to assist constituents; Info: 202-225-5235,
Alzheimer's Support Group third Thursday (except
December) at 3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan Center, Dowling
Park. Info: Angie Paarlberg, 386-658-5594.
American Legion Post 59-third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Sis-
ter's Restaurant, Branford.
American Legion Post 107 The Harry C. Gray II
Memorial American Legion Post No. 107 business meet-
ing, first Thursday at noon and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m.,
at 10726 142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue Lake Road). This
is to accommodate both those who cannot travel after dark
and those who work during the day. Info: Ron Slater, 386-
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 first Satur-
day; 10-11 a.m.; Suwannee Elementary School, next to the
track on Pinewood, Live Oak; Info: Pat McLauchlin 386-
362-3524 or TanyaLees 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 second Tuesday; 7 p.m.;
Wellborn Masonic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown Well-
born; Info: Gerald McKean, 386-963-5901.
Bluegrass Pickin First Saturday, 6 p.m., at Trenton
Community Center; dates subject to change; various blue-
grass bands; bring your lawn chair and your old flat top or
banjo; Info: Ask for Cloud, 800-990-5410 or 352-284-
Branford Camera Club third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.;
Branford Library; Note: no August meeting and December
meeting second Thursday; Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-
Chamber of Commerce- Suwannee County second
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth
Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey
Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-I p.m., at
John H. Hales Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Council for Progress of Suwannee County second
Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; -816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:
Cub Scout Pack No. 408-Tiger, Wolf, Bears and We-
belos dens (grades one five) every Tuesday-Aug.-May
only; at the First Baptist Church; 6:30-8 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 sec-
ond Thursday; 6 p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) first Tues-
day, 5:30 p.m., Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Hous-
ton Street, Live Oak. DART helps out with pets, livestock,
horses, birds and all animals during natural disasters. Vol-
unteers needed. Info: 386-208-0072.
Dowling Park Volunteers first Saturday; 1100 hours
(11 am.); training each following Saturday at 1100 (11
a.m.); 22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Fibromyalgia support group first Monday, 7-8 p.m.,
at Suwannee River Regional Library,
1848 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak.
Feel free to bring family members. ; '"
Info: 386-842-5206.
Florida Gateway Charter Chap- ;. ,
ter of the Ametican Business '
Women's Association second Thurs- y
day; 6 p.m.; locations change; In'fo: FOU
Sandy Harrison at 386-754-0434 or .:.
Friends of Suwannee River State I.'.,. .. r
Park second Tuesday; 10 a.m., board r, ar, .r. rt'
meeting; Suwannee River State Park,
US 90 West, Live Oak; Info: Member- -
ship Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850- P F_ r.
971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net '-''"'- '
Ft. White Quilt Sisters last Satur-
day, 9 a.m.-until, at Ft. White Town
Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill
levels are welcome to join us for a re- 'r JIMA
laxing time of fun, fellowship and of ".
course quilting. No dues or fees re- ,
quired just the love and desire to ''
quilt. Bring your lunch and quilting '
make new quilting friends. Info 386-
497-4179. ,.-
GFWC Woman's Club of Live
Oak first Friday; noon; 1308
Eleventh Street, Live Oak. .
Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of
Gateway Council first Monday; 7
p.m.; Woman's Club, 1308 Eleventh
Street, Live Oak; Info: Mary Check- ;
Cason, 386-362-4475. ,
Hamilton County Governmental, ..t s.i
Bellville Volunteer Fire/Rescue exec- .
utive board second Monday, 7 p.m
Hamilton County Alcohol and
Other Drug Prevention Coalition -

fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton County School
Board meeting room, JRE Lee Administrative Complex,
Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald, 386-938-4911, mcdon-
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners first
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County Com-
missioners' Board Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. first
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (court-
house annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council on Aging, Inc. needs vol-
unteer drivers; home-delivered meals program; Info:
Kanoye Capps; 1509 S.W. First Street, Jasper, 386-792-
Hamilton County Democratic Party 7 p.m., second
Monday, Jasper Public Library. All registered Democrats
are invited to come. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-303-2039.
Hamilton County Development Authority second
Thursday; 7 p.m., at 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (cour-
thouse annex); Info: 386-792-6828.
Hamilton County Pink Ladies second Tuesday, 10:30
a.m., odd months meeting held at Suwannee Valley Nurs-
ing Center, 427 NW 15th V. e., Jasper, even months at Trin-
ity Community H-.. p.r.,l 506 NW Vth St. Jasper. They hold
fflhd-raisersto :..: ne fir ',.-,,, .'..'.. d iospftal.
Hamilton Count) Planning and Zoning Board sec-
ond Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Hamilton County Board of County,
Commissioners meeting room, Hamilton County Court-
house, Jasper; open to the public.
Hamilton County Riding Club first Saturday; 5 p.m.,
meeting-games; Hamilton County Arena, Jasper; third Sat-
urday; 5 p.m.; trail ride-dinner, location announced at the
first Saturday meeting; new members welcome; Info: 386-
Hamilton County School Board board meetings, sec-
ond Monday (third Monday during June and July); School
Board workshops-fourth Mondays-as needed. For times
and locations, visit the district's Web site at
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council sec-
ond Wednesday; noon; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper
(courthouse annex); Info: 386-792-6828.
Health Talks third Monday, 5:30 p.m. GFWC
Woman's Cluhb Live Oak, in conjunction with the
Suwannee County Health Department, offers health talks at
the Woman's Club on Eleventh Street in Live Oak. Each
session will last approximately one hour and will allow
time for questions and answers. There is no charge. The
schedule for 2007 will include talks on weight loss, heart
health, shingles and bioidentical hormones just to name a
few. Info: Rita, 386-776-1711.
Home and Community Educators (HCE) first
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Suwannee County Extension Of-
,fice, Coliseum Complex, Eleventh Street, Live Oak; new
members' welcome; Pleasant Hill-second Monday, at 10
a.m.; McAlpin Community Center, McAlpin; Formerly.
known as Pleasant Hill Home Extension Club. Short busi-
ness meeting, followed by a workshop of different projects
for the community. Visitors are always welcome. Info:
Donna Wade, president, 386-963-3516, or Barbara Parks,
386-362-3044. Happy Homemakers-second Wednesday;
Suwannee County Coliseum Complex, ,Eleventh Street,
Live Oak. Info: 386-362-2771.
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City. United Way of Suwannee Valley serves as the lead
agency for the Homeless Services Network of Suwannee
Valley, which serves the counties of Columbia, Suwannee,
Lafayette and Hamilton. The network includes agencies
and individuals interested in the services available to those
who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
Agency representatives, individuals, homeless and former-
ly homeless, with an interest in, the needs of those who are
experiencing homelessness or are threatened with home-
lessness are encouraged to attend.
Humane Society, Suwannee Valley Animal Shelter
second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee
Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison County;
Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after remodel-
ing completed. Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
Jasper City Council Meeting second Monday; 6 p.m.;
Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meeting second and fourth Tues-
day, 7 p.m., Roosters Diner. Info: Bob Clark, 386-792-
Jennings Town Council. Meeting first Tuesday; 7
.p.m.; Jennings Town Hall.
'Wliitetp lins Towvn Council Meeting: Third Tues-
7da'; 7'p.n \m Vlie Springs Town Hall.
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild Fourth Wednesday,
for May, June and July only at Suwannee River Regional
Library, US 129 South, Live Oak; for anyone interested in
quilts and the art of quilting; the quilting public is invited.
Info: Sandy Lindfors, president, 386-362-6850, river-
folk@alltel.net or Joan Murray, 386-758-5980.
Leona 4-H Community Club first Monday; 7 p.m.;
home of Avon and Betty Hicks, 6107 180th St., McAlpin;
Info: Betty Hicks, 386-963-4205; Pam Nettles, 386-963-
Lion's Club second Tuesday and fourth Tuesday; 7'
p.m.; Farm Bureau meeting room; Info: Richard Tucker,
Live Oak Artist Guild first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; 213 NW
Second St., Live Oak; Info: 386-364-5099 or Linda Ruwe,
Live Oak Garden Club Sept.-May; Morning Glories-
third Friday;-Night Bloomers-third Tuesday, 1302 S.W.
Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens first Monday; 10:30 a.m.;
Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW
Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted tours, prices vary; Info:
Walter and. Charlene Howell, 386-842-2241.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday at
noon; 1308 llth Street, Live Oak.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter -
second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee
Loop, south entrance, in Lee offCR 255, Madison County;
Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after remodel-
ing completed.Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
Live Oak, Suwannee County Recreation Board sec-
ond Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Suwannee Parks & Recreation
offices, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3004.
.MADD Dads Third Thursday; 7 p.m.; Suwannee
County Courthouse.
Man To Man Group second Thursday; 7 p.m.; Mar-
vin E. Jones Building, Dowling Park; free; refreshments
provided; Info: American Cancer Society toll-free 800-
ACS-2345 or the local office toll-free 888-295-6787 (Press

2) Ext. 114.
Market Days Advent Christian Village first Satur-
day; 8 a.m.-l p.m.; Space-first-come, first-serve basis, $5,
each; Village Square shops open; Info: Lodge Office 386-
McAlpin Community Club second Monday; 7 p.m.;
covered dish dinner first; everyone v elco-me. purpose to
acquaint members, of the community services available in
the county; Info: Grant Meadows Jr., 386-935-9316 ot
Shirley Jones, 386-963-535,7; building rental: Kristie Har-
rison, 386-364-3400.
MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) -
fourth Thursday, 6:30p m .ai E !: Clubu L .keCity; former
and present officers meet for dinner and program; Info:
Dennis Tarkington, 386-719-7092 or Tandy Carter, 386-
MOMS Club second Wednesday; 11:15 a.m. at the
fellowship hall of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, go
West on US 90 seven miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2 miles
from the Columbia/Suwannee County line, 12 miles from
Live Oak; Info: 386-397-1254, MOMSClubofLiveOak-
National Active and Retired Federal Employees
(N.A.R.F.E.) Association t hird Tuesday. 11:30, a.m.;
Quail Heights Country Club, 161 Quail Heights Terrace,
Lake City; guest speakers; all present and retired federal
employees invited; Info: 386-755-8570 or 386-752-6593.
North Florida Chapter of Newborns in Need first
Saturday; 9:30 a.m.; St. Luke's. Episcopal Church, 1391
SW Eleventh Street, Live Dak; join them in providing for
these babies too young to help themselves. NOTE:
Change in meeting date for January and February to
second Saturday, due to conflicts with church schedul-
ing. Info: Dorothy Phillips, secretary, 386-362-1886.
North Florida Conservation and Airboat Alliance -
second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Mark Carver's cook shed: 11166
100 St., Live Oak, first drive on right just past Suwannee
Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.; all meetings covered
dish; airboaters and sportsmen working to keep public
lands and waterways open for everyone to use and enjoy.
Info: Chris Aue, 386-658-1092.
Nursing Mom's Group second Friday; 10 a.m.;
Suwannee River Regional Library, Live Oak; Info:
Michelle, 386-776-2955.
Pink Ladies of Jasper second Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.,
odd months meeting held at Suwannee Valley Nursing
Center, 427 NW 15th Ave., Jasper; even months at Trinity
Community, Hospital, 506 NW 4th St. Jasper. They hold
fund-raisers to benefit nursing center and hospital.
Pleasant Hill Home and Community Education
(HCE) Club, formerly known as Home Extension Club
- second Monday, 10 a.m., McAlpin Community Center
Small business meeting, followed by a workshop of differ-
ent projects for the community. Visitors are always wel-
come. Info: Donna Wade, president, 386-963-3516, or Bar-
bara Parks, 386-362-3044.
Remembering the Loss of Your Baby first Thursday;
11:30 a.m.-l p.m.; Hospice of North Central Florida, North
Building Counseling, Room, 4305 NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville; open support group for families who have ex-
perienced the loss of a baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey, 352-692-
5107, toll-free 800-816-0596.
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unteers help elders and their caregivers in Dowling Park
area of Suwannee County to understand Medicare and oth-
er health insurance programs make informed decisions on
insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on dis-
counted prescription drug programs and eligibility require-
ments; free; Info: appointment 386-658-3333 or 386-658-
5329; Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-
262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
Branford third Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, beginning April
20 at Branford Public Library, 703 NW Suwannee Ave.,
Branford; trained volunteers help elders and their care-
givers Branford area of Suwannee County to understand
Medicare and other health insurance programs make in-
formed decisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Department
of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday,
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
Jasper Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Hamilton Pharmacy
Assistance Program, Sandlin Building, 204 NE 1st Street,
Jasper; trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers
in Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other
health insurance programs make informed decisions on in-
surance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on dis-
counted prescription drug programs and eligibility require-
ments; free; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-
free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
Live Oak second Monday, 1-3 p.m. or second Thursday,
1:30-2:30 p.m.; Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129

South, Live Oak; trained volunteers help elders and their
caregivers in Suwannee County to understand Medicare
and other health insurance programs make informed deci-
sions on insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and
on discounted prescription drug programs and eligibility
requirements; free; Info: Florida Department of Elder Af-
fairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders -
White Springs first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.;
Library, 12797 Roberts Street, White Springs; free; trained
volunteers help elders and their caregivers in Suwannee
County to understand Medicare and other health insurance
programs make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription
drug programs and eligibility requirements; Info: Florida
Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Mon-
day Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association -
second Monday; 7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District, US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak; Info: Sam
Bigbie, 386-362-5090; Don Neale, 386-362-4850; Sylvia'
Dunnam, 386-362-3256.
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee
- dinner meeting, first Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. for dinner, meet-
ing at 7 p.m., Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak; Info/RSVP: Monica, 386-330-2036.
Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association third
Thursday; 6:30 p.m.; Farmers Co-op meeting room; Info:
Herb Rogers, 386-362-4118.
. Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce second
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:

Suwannee County: Council for Progress of Suwan-
nee County second Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio
Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Development Authority second
Tuesday; 5:30 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:
Suwannee County Tourist Development Council -
fourth Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Senior Citizens first Monday;
10:30 a.m., Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex,
1302 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted tours, prices
vary; Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-2241.
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) committee meets at 6 p.m., third Tues-
day, in the media center. The school is located at 1748
South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak.
Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society third
Tuesday; public library, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901.
Suwannee Valley Builders Association second Thurs-
day; 6 p.m.; Farm Bureau meeting room, 407 Dowling
Ave., Live Oak; $5 per person for meal and meeting.
Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society first Thurs-
day; 7 p.m., Wilbur St. Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and
Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Info: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter -
second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee
Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison County;
Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after remodel-
ing completed. Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,

Suwannee Valley Quilters first and third Thursday; 10
a.m.; Info: Jane, 386-776-2909 after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel Club third Tuesday; 7:30
p.m.; Hospitality and Recreational Building, Columbia
County Fairgrounds, Lake City, Lake City.
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Suwannee. County -
quarterly, Info: Mary Jordan Taylor, 386-362-2708, ext.
Tourist Development Council-Suwannee County -
fourth Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-3071.
Vision SSeeds, Inc. second Tuesday, 6 p.m. promptly,
at location to be announced. Spiritual-Social-Educational-
Economic Development. Save our children! Unit in Christ
Jesus-Empowerment. All are welcome. Info: Otha White
Sr., president, 386-364-1367 or 386-364-1209.
Vivid Visions, Inc. first Monday; 5:30 p.m.; Douglass
Center Conference Room; a shelter and outreach agency
for victims of domestic violence; Info: 386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community Association (WCA) second
Thursday; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Community Center; Info: Bon-
nie Scott, 386-963-4952, 386-208-1733-leave a message.
WCA fund-raiser to benefit building fund Blueberry
Pancake Breakfast first Saturday; center of Wellborn,
Andrews Square; blueberry pancakes, sausage and orange
juice or coffee. Blueberry Festival-first Saturday in June
each year.
Wellborn Neighborhood Watch last Thursday, 7
p.m., Blake Lowe Building, 1517 4thAve., Wellborn; Info:
Bruce or Jane, 386-963-3196.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday at
noon; 1308 11th Street, Live Oak

Weekly Meetings

Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group now meets with Ban-
ford Al-Anon Group Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at
First United Methodist Church on the comer of Express
and Henry Streets, Branford. Info: Barbara, 386-294-3348;
Linda, 386-935-5362.
Alcoholics Anonymous Branford Tuesdays, Fridays
and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Branford United Methodist
Church, Express and Henry St., Branford. For more info,
call 386-963-5827 or the District 16 Help Line toll-free,
Alcoholics Anonymous Jasper Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
Jasper Library, 311 N. Hatley St., Jasper. Info: District 16
Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Live Oak Tuesdays, Thurs-
days and Fridays, 8 p.m., Precinct Voting Building, Nobles
Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: District 16 Help Line toll-free,
Alcoholics Anonymous Mayo Group Sundays,
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Manna
House, Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-674-6424.
Alcoholics Anonymous Trinity Group Mondays, 7-
8 p.m.; Jasper Library; District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-
Alcoholics Anonymous White Springs Courage to
Change Mondays, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, White
Springs. Info: 386-397-1410 or District 16 Help Line toll-
free, 800-505-0702.
American Legion Post 107 BINGO every Tuesday,
games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; smoking permitted; public in-
vited;. must be 18 or older; Directions: US 129 south to
142nd Street, go east 1 mile, on the right. Info: 386-362-
5987, noon-6 p.m.
Bluegrass Association Saturdays; 6 p.m.; bluegrass
jam; Pickin' Shed; except during main festival events; Spir-
it of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak;
potluck dinners third Saturday of each month; Info: 386-

Bridge Club Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Golden Corral
Restaurant, Live Oak. Info: 386-362-3200.
Boy Scout Troop 693 Mondays, 7 p.m., Shrine Club,
Bass Road, until further notice. Info: 386-776-2863.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (C.H.E.S.) -
a homeschool support group that meets weekly in Live
Oak. For more info e-mail ches3inl@yahoo.com
Civil Air Patrol-Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the EAA hangar
at the Suwannee County Airport, Live Oak. Membership
open to children ages 12 to 18, and all adults. Info: Capt.
Grant W. Meadows Jr. in Live Oak, 386-208-0701 or Capt.
Rick Peters in Lake City, 386-623-1356 or www.gainesvil-
lecap.org or www.cap.gov.
Dowling Park Volunteers Saturdays; 1100 hours-11
a.m.; at 22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Farmer's Market Suwannee County Small Farmer's
Market opened April 18. Local fresh fruit and vegetables
available, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thru Thursday, July 27.
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The site has changed back to the load-
ing dock of the old Atlantic Coastline Freight Depot on the
east end of the Suwannee Historical, Museum, US 129
North, Live Oak. They accept both the Senior and WIC
Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupons, as well as cash.
Scheduled closed dates: Tuesday, May 30 and Tuesday,
July 4. Vendors call 386-362-1728, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ,
Girl Scout Junior Troop 1077 every Friday; 3:30
p.m.; Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South,
Live Oak. Info: Jenise Freeland, 386-364-4932 or
Greater Vision Support Group every Friday; 9:30
a.m.; Christ Central Ministries, 1550 S. Walker Ave., Live
Oak, FL 32064; Info: 386-208-1345.
Home Front Ministries weekly meetings; offers spir-
itual and emotional support to women ,riiI-mA tlrou ui ,_pj-

ration, divorce or a troubled marriage; also, offers individ- Old Nettie Baisden school next to the football stadium.
ual prayer ministry to women, regardless of marital status, Square Dance Vagabond Squares, Thursdays, 7-9:30
for healing life's hurts. Located in Lake City. Info: 386- p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Newbern Road. Info:
754-2800 or 386-963-4903. Loyce Harrell, 386-963-3225 or Ralph Beekman, 386-752-
Jasper Kiwanis Club of Hamilton County Wednes- 2544.
days, 12:15 p.m., J.R. Lee Complex, Jasper. Call for an ap- Suwannee River Riding Club Membership fee $25
plication, 386-792-3484, 3986-755-4896 or 386-792-1110; per year. Team roping first and third Friday night. Speed
leave name, address and phone or contact number. events first and third Saturday night. Info: 386-935-2622.
Live Oak Singles Group Fridays, 7-10 p.m., at St. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. free activ-
Luke'sEpiscopal Church, 1391 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak ities for seniors Monday-Friday, free full lunch and bus
across from Coliseumi. (This is not a church function); If pickup for seniors in Suwannee County. Other free activi-
you are lonely, join them and have some fun. Voluntary do- ties at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, including free BINGO with
nation at the door; light snacks, games, darts, line dancing prizes and at 11:30 a.m. free full lunch; Located at 1171
and karaoke; Sorry, no children allowed., Info: Judy, 386- Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: Bruce Evans, 386-362-
362-4448, Anna 386-963-5774 or Jim 386-935-0422. 1164.
Narcotics Anonymous-Branford Thursday,, 7:30 Suwannee Valley Barbershop Chorus Tuesdays, 7
p.m.; at United Methodist Church, comer Express and p.m., Crapps Meeting Room, Suwannee River Regional Li-
Henry, Branford. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated brary, US 129 South, Live Oak; Info: Fred Phillips, 386-
with United Methodist Church. Help Line: 352-376-8008, 362-1886.
http://fdt.net/~ncoastna. Suwannee Valley Flight-Civil Air Patrol Thursdays,
Narcotics Anonymous-Jasper Wednesdays and Satur- 6:30-9:30 p.m., EAA hangar at the Suwannee County Air-
days, 8 p.m.; at Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St., NE. port, Live Oak. Currently accepting applications for mem-
Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with Jasper Public bership and welcome visitors. Info:
Library. Help Line, 352-376-8008, http://fdt.net/-ncoastna. www.gainesvillecap.org or www.cap.gov.
Narcotics Anonymous-Live Oak Tuesday, 7 p.m., TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly; Thursdays; 8:30
Thursday, noon and Saturday, 7 p.m. at First United a.m. weigh-in; meeting 9 a.m.; Live Oak Community
Methodist Church, 311 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak. Church of God; Info: Barbara, 386-362-5933; Pat, 386-
Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with First United 935-3720.
Methodist Church. Help Line, 352-376-8008, Vagabond Squares-square dancing 7 p.m., Thurs-
http://fdt.net/~ncoastna. days at John H. Hale Community Park & Recreation Cen-
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 ter, 215 NE Duval St., Live Oak. Learn to square dance,
p.m.; Closed sessions. Info: Lee Devore, 386-294-3220. it's fun, meet new friends and get great exercise. First les-
Over Eaters Anonymous Mondays, 11:35 a.m.-12:50 son free. Ralph Beekman, caller. Info:.386-752-2544 or
p.m., at Suwannee River Regional Library, 129 South, Live 386-963-3225. ..
Oak. We care Inf.' 3S6-364-4'e Weight Watchers -Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St.
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FYI Meetings

The American Cancer Society (ACS) of North Cen-
tral Florida Reaching out to seniors in our area. A vari-
ety of locations all over the north central Florida area are
available for each program. Contact the American Cancer
Society toll-free at 800-ACS-2345 for more information
or on the Web atwww.cancer.org. Or contact ACS locally
at 352-376-6866, ext. 114 or 127.
ACS Support groups:
I Can Cope a free educational program for people
facing cancer-either personally or as a caregiver. Offered
through a partnership between the Florida Division of the
American Cancer Society and the Florida Society of On-
cology Social Workers; provides participants with reliable
information, peer support and practical coping skills.
Meets third Monday, 6-7 p.m., Phillips Dining Hall, Ad-
vent Christian Village, Dowling Park.
Road To Recovery lack of transportation is one of the
biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many
need daily or weekly treatment and they don't have a car
or are too ill to drive. The program provides volunteer dri-
vers to transport cancer patients to and from these life-sav-
ing cancer treatments. Call toll-free 800-227-2345 to re-
quest a ride or train as a voluteer-Live Oak/Lake
City/Dowling Park.
Look Good, Feel Better a free, community-based
program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer
patients currently in chemotherapy or radiation treatment
to help restore their appearance and self-image. This part-
nership between the American Cancer Society, the Cos-
metic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and
the National Cosmetology Association enables certified
and licensed beauty professionals to help cancer patients
regain self-confidence during their treatment. Meets sec-
ond Monday, 9:30 a.m. in the conference room in Shands
at Lake Shore hospital, Lake City. Continental breakfast
provided courtesy of Shands. Call toll-free to reserve free
make-up kits 800-227-2345.
Reach to Recovery connects breast cancer patients
with trained breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer sur-
vivors provide free one-on-one support and information to
help cope with their breast cancer experience. Gift bag in-
cluded. Request a visitor by calling toll-free 800-227-
2345-Lake City/Live Oak.
Man to Man provides men with prostate cancer a
comfortable, community-based setting for discussion, ed-
ucation and support. The program provides men with free
support on individual and group levels, and offers partici-
pants the opportunity to educate their communities and
advocate for prostate cancer issues. Meets second Tues-
day, 7 p.m., classroom at Lake City Medical Center. Re-
freshments provided by LCMC. Info: Bill Mann 386-758-
7681. Meets second Thursday, 7 p.m., Copeland Commu-
nity Center, Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park. Info:
Albert Applewhite, 386-658-3085.
Bird watchers needed Bird watchers are needed
through April 6, 2007. Report on the birds that visit your
bird feeders. Visit www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw for infor-
Branford Farmers' Market Mondays, 2-6 p.m., or
dusk, through May, next door to Town Hall, 604 Suwan-
nee Ave., Branford. Available will be locally grown fruits,
vegetables, flowers and other agricultural products. This
market is certified as a redemption point for Farmers'
Market Nutrition Program coupons for WIC and Elder re-
cipients. Info: 386-935-1146 or 386-454-3950.
Childbirth classes (free) Suwannee County Health
Department; every Tuesday; 6-8 p.m.; Info or to register:
Coleen Cody, 386-362-2708, ext. 218.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (CHES) -
home school support group; weekly park days; informal
meetings; fellowship for parents and kids; Info:
ches3inl@yahoo.com or Tammy, 386-362-6939.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at
John H. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.

Community Concerts of Lake City typical perfor-
mances include jazz, swing, and often Broadway perform-
ers. Reciprocity Program: North Florida Community Col-
lege and North Florida Community College. Info and/or
tickets: Herman Gunter, 386-362-7101; Joan Radford,
Department of Children and Families (DCF) DCF
service center, 501 Demorest St., Live Oak; public assis-
tance recipients get help in completing voter registration
applications; Info: 386-362-1483.
Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed The
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; needs volun-
teers; Disaster Action Team; Info: 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park Advent Christian Village
(ACV) at Dowling Park; speaking engagement or a tour
for your organization, club or church; ACV representa-
tives available; free videotape; Info: 386-658-5110, toll-
free 800-714-3134, e-mail ccarter@acvillage.net;
Experience Works a national nonprofit organization,
(formerly Green Thumb) provides training and employ-
ment services to older workers-over 55 and with a limited
income-in Suwannee County through the Senior Commu-
nity Service Employment Program (SCSEP); minimum
wage-20 hours per week. Info: Lake City One Stop, 386-
755-9026, ext. 3129 for Loretta or ext. 3134 for Ronald;
Experimental Airplane Association (EAA) Break-
fast fourth Saturday; breakfast served from 9-11 a.m.; at
the EAA Chapter Building at the Suwannee County Air-
port; eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee, fruit and juice
fgr $4.50; the EAA Chapter sponsors two students from
NJROTC to go to the Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wis.
Figure drawing classes with live model by John Rice
- Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., local artist and gallery own-
er offers figure drawing classes with a live model; at
Suwannee High School, $5 per class-to pay the model;
anyone high school age or older is welcome to attend;
bring your pencils; Info: 386-362-2066.
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville -
Florida's state natural history museum, near the intersec-
tion of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, University of
Florida Cultural Plaza, Gainesville; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-
day-Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday; closed Thanksgiving
and Christmas; The Butterfly Rainforest is a permanent
exhibit and includes nectar flowers and orchids from
around the world to support hundreds of live butterflies.
Pre-school and home school programs offered. Volunteers
are needed to help with excavation of fossils at Newberry
site. Volunteers also are needed in the museum's paleon-
tology collection on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to
clean, repair and sort fossils from the Newberry site. Info:
352-846-2000, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley a division of
Catholic Charities of Lake City whose purpose is to dis-
tribute food to fourteen member agencies for further dis-
tribution in Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton and Union
counties to help eliminate hunger. Volunteers are always
needed, call Glenda Parton at 386-755-5683.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park member-
ships available; non-profit organization; monthly birding
walks every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m., meet at the ranger
station, bring binoculars and your favorite bird identifica-
tion book, park admission $4; Info: membership chair
Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net.
GED Tests Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center;
mandatory registration session before test; Info: Lynn Lee,
386-364-2782; age waivers, Lynne Roy, 386-384-2763,
Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping
Hands Volunteer Orientation first Wednesday, 10-11
a.m.; or, third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; at Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway Drive, Lake City;
Info: Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.
High Springs Farmers' Market Downtown His-
toric High Springs Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., rain or shine;

available are fruits and vegetables as well as locally pro-
duced products; sponsored by the City of High Springs;
behind City Hall on NW Second Street; booth space avail-
able for block parties and special events; Info: phone 386-
454-3950, fax 386-454-3729, e-mail sharon@yeago.net or
visit www.city.highsprings.com.
Jasper Woman's Club The clubhouse of the Jasper
Woman's Club, a 2,400-square-foot hall/kitchen, fully
decorated for the holidays, is available for parties, re-
unions, meetings and other social events. The $.100 rental
fee benefits the building renovation fund. Info/ reserva-
tions: Verna Home, 386-792-1556 or Marion Turner, 386-
Lafayette County Veterans DD Form 214, "Certifi-
cate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" can be
recorded in the Clerk of Court's office, Lafayette County
Courthouse, Mayo.
Lake Butler Singles Club Saturdays, 7 p.m., at Lake
Butler Community Club; covered dish dinner 7-8 p.m.,
dancing 8 -11 p.m.; no smoking and no alcoholic bever-
ages are allowed; membership fees required; Info: Mil-
dred Johns, 386-758-8223 or Margie Paulk, 386-294-
3128. .
LillyAnswers Program Available to Floridians 65
and older, who are enrolled in Medicare, have an annual
income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and
have no other drug coverage.. Info:
www.lillyanswers.'com, toll-free 877-RX-LILLY.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2006-2007 Ad-
vent Christian Village "Live! at Dowling Park" Artist Se-
ries 2006-2007 presents performances monthly; Reciproc-
ity Program: North Florida Community College and Com-
munity Concerts of Lake City, Inc. Tickets available at
Advent Christian Village Cashier's Office, Suwannee
County Chamber of Commerce and The Music Center in
Live Oak. Info/schedule of events: Retirement Services,
386-658-5400, dgrillo@acvillage.net or http://artist-
Love INC A non-profit Christian group; represents
local churches; finds help for valid needs; Info: 386-364-
4673, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- noon.
MDA Assists people with ALS; help with purchase
and repair of wheelchairs; support groups; expert-led sem-
inars; Info: www.als.mdausa.org. www.mdausa.org/chat.
Marine Corps League First Tuesday, 7 p.m., The
Siiwannee Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League
of the United States meets at Wellborn Community Cen-
ter; ladies auxiliary meets at same time and place, Info:
Jerry Curtis, 386-984-6755; Janet Morgan, 386-362-2068.
Marriage?,Help me! A program presented by Solid
Rock Ministries, Inc. of Jasper; at no charge to anyone.
Helping to apply Christian principles to our every day liv-
ing, Florida state certified. Info: 386-792-2603.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm,
Gainesville Living History Days; Barnyard Buddies;
Discover and Do; Who's Who in the Woods; A Night at
the Owlery; Info: 352-334-2170,,
NFCC Lady Sentinels basketball Home games are
played in Colin Kelly Gym on the Madison campus. Ad-
mission is free. Info/schedule:
NFCC offers ed2go on-line courses in many different
subject areas; instructor-led, affordable, informative, con-
venient and highly interactive; requires Internet access, e-
mail and Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Ex-
plorer; course fees vary; Info: Suzie Godfrey, 850-973-
9453, communityed@nfcc.edu, www.ed2go.com/nfcc.
NFCC TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) every
Monday at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.; NFCC
Technical Center, Madison campus; Photo ID; Info/Pre-
registration: 850-973-9451.
NFCC College Placement Tests on computer; every
Thursday; 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; NFCC Technical Cen-
ter, Bldg. 13; Madison campus; registration required 24
hours before testing; $10 fee; Info/pre-registration: 850-

NFCC E-Spotlight provides weekly information -
Events, current college news and happenings delivered di-
rectly to your e-mail address; Info: 850-973-1613, Kim
Scarboro, scarborok@nfcc.cc.
NFCC tuition fees on-line, payment' Pay tuition
safely and securely the Internet using a Visa or Master-
Card. To pay bycash, personal check, cashier's check, or
money, pay in person at NFCC or mail a check or money
order to 325 NW Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL 32340.
Info: 850-973-1610, www.nfcc.edu-type in keyword Fees.
Narconon Arrowhead Drug addiction can leave an
individuals, family and friends feeling helpless and out of
control. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide Info: toll-
free, 800-468-6933, www.stopaddiction.com.
North Florida Workforce Development strives to.
help dislocated workers and other jobseekers find em-
ployment in a prompt manner; office hours at One-Stop,
Centers in Hamilton: 386-792-1229, Jefferson: 850-342-
3338, Lafayette: 386-294-1055, Madison: 850-973-9675,
Suwannee: 386-364-7952 and Taylor: 850-584-7604; 8
a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and alternate Saturdays, 9
a.m.-1 p.m.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday,
6:30 p.m., in Lee Worship Ceiiter, 398 Magnolia Drive,
Lee; free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited,
bring a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free
will offering and donations taken to benefit the roof build-
ing fund and expenses of the.sing; groups, singers and
pickers, if you want to perform or for more information,
contact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, af-
ter 6 p.m.
Operation Cleansweep FDACS and FDEP sponsor
Operation Cleansweep to collect and safely dispose of
pesticides' in Florida; Cost: Free; Info: toll-free 877-851-
5285, www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-
.pesticides/ or local Household Hazardous Waste program,
Parents of ADD and ADHD Children support
group; Info: Lea-Anne Elaine, 386-362-7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Center Two locations: 112 Pied-
mont St., Live Oak, and 227 SW Columbia Ave., Lake
City are open Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; offer con-
fidential counseling, free pregnancy tests, clothes for ex-
pectant mothers and infants; referrals to pro-life doctors;
groups and churches may sponsor baby showers with do-
nation of the gifts to the center; needed: maternity clothes
and hangers; Info: 386-330-2229, 386-755-0058 or toll-
free 800-696-4580.
Prescription Assistance patients who need help pay-
ing for their prescription medicines should call Partner-
ship for Prescription Assistance, toll-free 800-477-2669,
Prescription drugs nationwide free medication
program eligibility based on three qualifications: doctor
must assist in application process, no prescription drug
coverage and earn less than $2,000 per month;' Lawson
Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit public benefit organi-
zation; Info: Executive Director Stephanie Tullis, toll-free
888-380-MEDS (6337), ext. 205 during normal business
hours or access the Foundation's new Web site at
Regional Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Coalition serving Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton,
Madison, Jefferson and Taylor counties; meets quarterly;
Info: Diana King, 850-342-0170, ext. 220.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park The Suwannee
River Bluegrass Association every Saturday night; 6
p.m.; bluegrass jam; Pickin' Shed; except during main fes-
tival events; Spiiit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak; potluck dinner third Saturday; Info: 386-
Sun Country Jamboree second Saturday of each
month at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak; Info/tickets: 386-364-1683.




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As the temperature rises,
grab your shades and enjoy a
summer vacation in true Flori-
da fashion. You'll find it all in
the Sunshine State-entertain-
ment, culture and relaxation-
and there is always something
new to discover.
(Listings are organized by
city from North to South)
Amelia Island-The Royal
Amelia Golf Club is the
newest addition at Amelia Is-
land Plantation. It boasts im-
maculate TifEagle greens,
well-manicured fairways and
smooth bunkers. The acquisi-
tion of the club offers a total of
72-championship holes offered
to the resort's golfers. Toll-free
888-213-8045, www.aipfl.com.
Kissimmee-One of Kissim-
mee's premier dinner attrac-
tions, Arabian Nights, has re-
cently made its show even
more magical. Among the ad-
ditions are two genies, dazzling
new costumes, 15 new horses,
the magic of Michael Barron
before and during the show
and an expanded menu featur-
ing a New York strip steak. -
407-239-9223, www.arabian-
Tampa-The Asian Gardens
exhibit, one of the oldest at
Lowry Park Zoo, has under-
gone extensive renovations to
reflect the style and architec-
ture of Southeast Asia, with
new additions including a large
free-flight aviary themed after
the Indonesian island of Su-
lawesi. The zoo has also an-
nounced its addition of a spa-
cious outdoor exhibit featuring.
a new.colony of African pen-
guins. 813-935-8552,
Tampa-Pirates 4-D, a
thrilling comedic 4-D adven-
ture is the newest show to in-
vade the TimbuktuTheater at
Busch Gardens. The show stars
Leslie Nielson and combines
special-effects technolo-
gy with multi-sensory
theater effects to thrill
guests of all ages.
Fort Lauderdale-Three
new IMAX experiences
hit the six-story screen .
this summer at the Mu-
seum of Discovery and
Science & Blockbuster
IMAX Theater. Tour an-
cient Egypt during
MUMMIES: Secrets of
the Pharohs, opened -
March 30. Spider-Man 3,
digitally re-mastered to
fit the giant screen opens .
May 4 and Dinosaurs
Alive!-a 3D tour of
Mongolia's Gobi Desert
with paleontologists from the
American Museum of Natural
History opens May 25. (954)
467-6637. www.mods.org.
Miami/Key West-Board the
Key West Express, a jet pro-
pelled.catamaran launching
from the Miami Seaquarium.
No traffic, no long drive. Get-
ting to the Southernmost Point
is half the fun on the three-
deck ship, which offers indoor
and outdoor seating, onboard
food with full bar service and
flat screen TVs throughout.
Return sail on the same day or
on a different day. Toll-free
866-593-3779, www.seakey-
Panama City Beach-Titanic:
The Artifact Exhibition will
make its stop at the Visual Arts
Center of Northwest Florida
from May 25-Sept. 3. Hear the
story again, and see hundreds
of artifacts pulled from the
wreckage. 850-769-4451,
Orlando Orlando Museum of
Art will be presenting This is
Our Land: Discovering Ameri-
ca and the World through Orig-
inal Illustrations from Chil-

dren's Books opened April 7
and continues through July 22.
The vibrant exhibition includes
artwork by more than 80 artists
depicting life and times of peo-
ple in all 50 states and 20 dif-
ferent countries. 407-896-4231,

St. Petersburg-Dali and the
Spanish Baroque will be on
display at the Salvador Dali
Museum until June 24. Leg-
endary paintings by 17th centu-
ry masters of Spanish court
paintings including Diego de
Veldzqtuez, Francisco de Zur-
bardn, Jusepe de Ribera, Bar-
tolom6 Murillo, Alonso Cano,
Juan Sanchez Cotin and El
Greco. 727-823-3767,
Sarasota-The renowned Rin-
gling Museum has opened a
new wing which will feature
two new exhibits. In Our Time:
The World As Seen By Mag-
num Photographers will be
held from May 19-Aug. 12,
and celebrates the innovation
and excellence of one of the
most important groups in docu-
mentary photography: Mag-
num Photos, Inc. Impression-
ists from the Brooklyn Muse-
um will be on display from
June 16-Sept. 16, showcasing
40 impressionist paintings rep-
resenting French and American
artists. 941-359-5700,
Ponte Vedra Beach-The
PGA's best golfers meet again
this year at The PLAYER'S
Championship from May 7-13.
The upcoming tournament will
offer improvements to the
course as well as a new club-
house. Toll-free 888-859-8334,
Cocoa Beach-The city's
Fourth of July celebration will
be held at the Cocoa Village
Riverfront Park Amphitheater
at 7 p.m. The Historic Cocoa
Village and 10 sponsors pool to
bring the popular event to the
community, and the Brevard
Symphony Orchestra will play
this year. There will be fire-
works over the Indian River
and activities for all at this free,
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Daytona Beach-The Florida
International Festival featuring
the London Symphony Orches-
tra will be held July 13-29. The
festival will play host to inter-
nationally acclaimed perform-
ers from the worlds of music
and dance. Events take place
throughout the Daytona Beach
area. 386-257-7790. www.fif-
Daytona Beach-The Second
Annual Daytona Beach Jazz
Escape will be held Labor Day
weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. The
outdoor festival will feature
some of the world's top jazz
and blues musicians.
John's Pass (near St. Peters-
burg)-Pirates will invade
John's Pass Village June 8-10
for John Levique Days, a pi-
rate-themed festival celebrating
its discovery. Activities at this
free event include a Pirate's
Ball, Pirates and Wenches Auc-
tion, costume contests for chil-
dren and adults, street parade
and more.
Sarasota-The second-annual
Savor Sarasota will be held
June 1-10. This 10-day dining
event will showcase local
restaurants and create pubic
awareness of the establish-
ments that have helped give the
city the one of the highest con-
centrations of Zagat-rated
restaurants in Florida. Thirty

restaurants have jumped on
board so far, and plan to offer
patrons fixed-priced menus and
interactive chef demonstra-
tions. www.sarasotafl.org/spirit.
Accommodations and Din-
Destin-The Palms Resort
and Conference Center on the
Emerald Coast is now open.
and accepting reservations.
Two-bedroom junior suites,
three-bedroom condos and
ground-floor poolside villas ac-
commodate every type of visi-
tor. Trader Vic's restaurant is
on-site, as well as a 12,000
square-foot lagoon pool and
full service Polynesian spa,
among other amenities. Toll-
free 866-337-5159,
Apalachicola-Visitors to the
quaint fishing village known
for its oysters and old-world
feel will.soon be able to expe-
rience the luxury of a first-class
vacation as well. The three-sto-
ry 30-unit Water Street Hotel
and Marina is set to open Sept.
1 and combines old Florida-
style with premier amenities.
The hotel-condo will offer
guests and residents master
bedrooms in each suite, crew
quarters, two baths furnished in
Hemingway decor, complete
kitchens and daily or weekly
maid service. Private verandas
overlook the marshes and wet-
lands of the Apalachicola Riv-
er. The hotel's two conference
rooms provide enough space
for 40 clients, friends or busi-
ness partners. A 20-slip marina
with floating docks, dedicated
showers for boaters, WiFi,
laundry and concierge service
will sit next door. 850-653-
Orlando-Tuscana Resort,
new this summer, offers 289
Mediterranean-inspired two-
and three-bedroom condos. It's
located only four miles from
Disney World and of-
fers impressive ameni-
ties including a $2 mil-
lion clubhouse and
pool complex with a
poolside bar and cafe,
a 25-seat private
movie theater and fully
equipped fitness cen-
ter. Toll-free 877-448-
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The $170 million, 253-
S-- room luxury Sandpearl
Resort is scheduled to
open its doors in July.
.r.. It will feature an
11,000 square-foot spa,
Fitness center and
beach club, fine dining
with Gulf views, 20,000
square-feet of meeting and
event space and 117 condo
homes. www.sandpearl.com.
Captiva Island-After 18
months of installing new gran-
ite countertops, euro-top bed-
ding and flat panel televisions
in the guestrooms, expanding
the immaculate pool area to
three times its previous size
and adding a 24,000 square-
foot high-tech meeting space,
South Seas Island Resort has
opened again. Also during the
renovations, Captiva Island
Golf Club was re-designed by
Chip Powell as one of the Top
Five Short Courses in the
world. Toll-free 877-597-9696,
N{aples-The stunning Naples
Grande Resort and Club has
recently put the finishing
touches on a multi-million ren-
ovation. The waterfront resort
is now home to 474 luxury
rooms, multiple restaurants and
lounges, and the first Golden
Door Spa on the United States'
east coast, www.naples-
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