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Title: The Jasper news
Uniform Title: Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: F.M. DeGraffenried
Place of Publication: Jasper Fla
Creation Date: December 13, 2007
Publication Date: 1890-
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    Section B: Counselor’s Corner
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    Section C: North Florida Focus
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    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 2
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    Section C: We Take Your Health to Heart
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    Section C: Calendar of Events
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    Section C: Comics
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    Section C continued
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    Section D: Classified Marketplace
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SDA DESIGNATES HAMILTON COUNTY AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS, 4A


Lights on display


at Foster Center


through Dec. 31
Visitors are invited to enjoy the spectacular
displays of lights and decorations at Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs each everung until 8:30 p.m. from now
until Dec. 24, and from Dec. 26 through Dec.
31. The park held a Festival of Lights on Dec. 8,
with breakfast with Santa, a Christmas concert
and a hot dog supper. The park's display of
lights and holiday events were sponsored by
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
and the Stephen Foster CSO. See photos of the
holiday events on 6A and 7A. Photo PCS/RoD Wolle

TODAY'S WEATHER
HIGH 80F LOW 59F
Partly cloudy skies with widespread dense tog in
the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. Areas of dense fog after mid-
night. Lows in the mid 50s.






36,000 Christmas
ornaments recalled


A new line-up for 2008 -
Page IC


Jasper Fire Chief Bill Trinder examines the cause of a minor fire at the Supervisor
of Elections office on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The firefighters responded to a report of
smoke at the office located in the Courthouse Annex at 1153 US 41 NW in Jasper,
according to a report from the Fire Department. They discovered the source of the
smoke was caused by a microwave in the office. The smoke detector alerted the oc-
cupants of the building and they evacuated, resulting in no injuries.,There was about
$100 property damage. Staff Photo


Weekend

of holiday fun

The Hamilton County Christmas Pa-
rade, sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce, will start a weekend of hol-
iday events on Friday, Dec. 14. The pa-
rade will begin at the Hamilton County
Arena in Jasper at 6 p.m. and will end at
the Bank of America.
After Santa and Mrs. Claus finish
their tour of the town atop a firetruck in
the parade, they will meet with the chil-
dren in the park. And don't miss one of
the largest toys in the world Space
Race, the world's tallest pinball ma-
chine., With its dazzling lights and


unique motions,, this colossal game of-
fers lots of fun.
The Employment Connections mobile
office will also be in the parade and will
set up in the park afterwards. If you are
a job-seeker or an employer, stop in and
let the friendly staff help you fill your
need. Or just stop in and say, "Hi."
The Church of God will be handing
out cups of hot chocolate in the park.
Vendors will offer a selection of goodies
for sale, from cappuccino to sno-balls
and from candy apples to cotton candy.
There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs,
and gator tail for sale.
Sunsations and Faye's Flowers on
Hatley St. will be open, for extended

see Holiday, Page 2A


Drug Task


Force


investigation


results in

7 arrests


"The White Springs
Police Department
worked closely with
us to reduce the
drug presence in
their town."
Sheriff Harrell Reid
By Melody Lee,
Manager
An extensive investigation has
led to the arrest of seven people
in White Springs on various drug
charges, according to Hamilton
County Sheriff Harrell Reid.
Arrested were:
Bryan L. Johnson, 29, of 1999
NE Chestnut St., Lake City, sale
or delivery of cocaine within 1000
feet of church, possession of a
controlled substance (cocaine)
with intent to sell; held on $30,000
bond.
Thomas J. Johnson, 19, of 16797
Mill St., White Springs, sale or de-
livery of cocaine within 1000 feet
of church, possession with intent
to sell, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell within 1000 feet of.
church; held on $45,000 bond.
Kelvin C. Young, 51, of P.O.
Box 82, White Springs, possession
of cocaine, sale of cocaine within
of 1000 feet church (3 counts),
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell or deliver (2 counts); held
on $90,000 bond.
Brandon T. Dye, 23, of 15365
99th Tr., White Springs, sale or
delivery of cocaine within 1000

see Drug, Page 2A


Public Defender also defended his nation


Dennis Roberts, who served in the Army,
Marines and National Guard, is honored
at the end of his military career


Submitted
Lieutenant Colonel Dennis
Roberts was recently awarded the
Florida Cross, the highest award
given by the Florida National
Guard, and the US ArmY Legion of
Merit, which is the second highest
non-combat award given by the US
Army. The criteria for both of the
awards require exceptional and
meritorious conduct by a key indi-
vidual over a significant amount of
time above and beyond the perfor-
mance of expected duties.
In civilian life. Roberts is serving
his fifth term as Public Defender
for the Third Judicial Circuit.
which includes Hamilton County,


as well as Chair of the Justice Ad-
ministrative Commission in Talla-
hassee.
Roberts received the awards dur-
ing his retirement ceremony at
Florida National Guard Headquar-
ters in St. Augustine from Major
General Douglas Burnett, the Adju-
tant General of the State of Florida.
"Colonel Roberts had excelled in
all military assignments and was
the 'consummate example of a Citi-
zen/Soldier,'" said Burnett. "We
are proud that he has been a fellow'
soldier, colleague and most impor-
tantly, a friend, to the Florida Na-
tional Guard."
Roberts is the only Judge Advo-


cate General (JAG) who has served
as either Staff Judge Advocate or
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at all
five Florida National Guard Major
Commands. He has tried more cas-
es than any other JAG officer in the'
Florida National Guard and has as-
sisted the Florida Air National
, Guard, serving as both a prosecu-
tor and defense counsel.
Burnett called him "invaluable"
during times of mobilization dur-
ing numerous hurricanes and wild-
fires. "The legal services provided,
such as wills, trusts and re-employ-
ment rights to Commanders,
Guard members and their families
sent the troops off with peace of
mind concerning their legal is-
sues," Burnett said.
The Florida Bar previously recog-
nized Roberts as the "Outstanding
Military Lawyer" the first Florida

see Public, Page 2A


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Drug
Continued From Page 1A

feet of church, possession
with intent to sell; held on
$30,000 bond.
Zachary A. Lowe, 21,
P.O. Box 234, White
Springs, sale of controlled
substance within 1000 feet
of church (3 counts); held


on $90,000 bond.
Lovie L. Folmar Jr., 25, of
10558 Moore St., White
Springs, sale of controlled
substance (cocaine) within
1000 feet of a place of wor-
ship, possession of con-
trolled substance (cocaine)
with intent to sell; held on
$30,000 bond.


Allen L. Atwood, 19, of
16943 Sunrise Dr., White
Springs, sell or delivery of
cocaine within 1000 feet of
church, possession of co-
caine with intent to sell;
held on $30,000 bond.
The Hamilton County
Drug Task Force used con-
fidential informants and


made undercover buys to
target the suspects, Reid
said. Several more arrests
will be made based on the
results of the investiga-
tion.
Reid thanked White
Springs Police Chief Ken-
neth Brookins and the
White Springs officers for


their cooperation and as-
sistance during the investi-
gation.
"This was a joint effort,"
Reid said. "The White
Springs Police Department
worked closely with us to
reduce the drug presence
in their town."
Similar investigations


will be conducted in Jasper
and Jennings at a later
date, according to Reid.
If you have any informa-
tion concerning a crime,
including drug-related in-
cidents that have been or
-will be committed, call
Crime Stoppers at 792-
TIPS (792-8477).


Public


Holiday


Continued From Page 1A

National Guard JAG to
receive this award. He
also received the 1999
"Outstanding Career Se-
nior Guard Attorney"
award in Washington,
DC, from the National
Judge Advocate's Associ-
ation.
Roberts b.,.n his mili-
ta!yN career in 1968 at .14'
18 by enlisting in the
United States Marine
Corps, where he reached
the rank of corporal. He
served one year of over-
seas duty with the 3rd
Marine Division and was
awarded an Honorable
Discharge in 1974.
In 1977 he enlisted in
the Florida National
Guard at the 153rd Engi-
neer Company in Lake
City. He was selected for
Officer Candidate School
at the Florida National
Guard Military Academy
and was Commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant in 1978.
He then completed the US
Army Officer Infantry
Course in Ft. Benning, Ga.
and served as a Platoon
Leader with the 631st
Maintenance Co. in


Starke.
Upon graduating from
the University of Florida
School of Law, Roberts
made a Branch transfer
from Infantry to JAG to
Corps and was one of the
first four National
Guardsman in the coun-
try to attend the Active
Component JAG Course
at the University of Vir-
`,ini.i. He is also a gradu-
ate of the US Army Com-,
mand and General Staff
College in Ft. Leaven-
wvorlh. Kan.
Roberts is active in .nu-
merous civic and profes-
sional organizations in-
cluding service as Presi-
dent of numerous organi-
zations, such as the
Chamber of Commerce,
the Third Judicial Circuit
Bar Association, the Lake
City Rotary Club and,
CARC, as well as serving
as Commanding Gerferal
of the Blue/Grey Army
for three tours.
Roberts' wife of 33
years, Tina Carmichael
Roberts, is a Suwannee
County native. They have
three children Dennille
Folsom, Daniel Roberts
and Dianna Roberts.


B~est value on' **~xw'r
the market! j ,-.1


P icA I:) I

59 rell .or


Continued From Page 1A

hours during the parade.
Sunsations is holding their
annual open house with
great sales on gift items.
They will also have fresh
popcorn for sale and free
hot cider for their cus-
tomers. Faye's Flowers will


have an assortment of holi-
day arrangements and
baked goods for sale, as
well as free hot chocolate.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, the
fun continues at the Hamil-
ton County Winterfest
sponsored by the Council of
Aging. The festival will be
held from 10 a.m. until 2


p.m. at the Hamilton Coun-
ty Arena in Jasper. There
will be barbecue, baked
goods and crafts for sale.
Activities will include a
cake walk, face painting
and games for the kids.
A silent auction will be
held for a large framed
piece of artwork by a local


artist and a local quilt made
by a local craftsperson.
There will also be many
great door prizes, including
tickets to Suwannee Lights
and a University of Florida.
basketball game, a power
drill, a floral arrangement
and gift certificates from lo-
cal businesses.


Libraries offer Chilton auto manuals online


When it comes to auto re-
pair, do-it-yourselfers and
students in the automotive
trades have trusted Chilton
manuals for years. Now
these exceptional resources
are available to Suwannee
River Regional Library's pa-
trons in a comprehensive,
simple-to-use online data-
base that is updated on a
regular basis.


The original Chilton print
manuals have earned a rep-
utation for being a reliable
and trusted resource for
complete and detailed re-
pair information. However,
the printed versions of
Chilton manuals are not al-
ways available when people
need them the most. Now
the content from the entire
collection of Chilton's man-


Avoid the nightmare of a


By Dr Steven Stylianos
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Miami Children's Hospital
As a community, we all
support law enforcement ef-
forts to protect us from theft,
burglary, assault and terror-
ism. Yet many otherwise
law-abiding citizens contin-
ue to view impaired driving
as merely a harmless traffic
offense. Don't be fooled. Im-
paired driving is one of the
most frequently committed
crimes, killing someone in
the United States every 30
minutes. : ..
Unfortunately, this statis-
tic often spikes during the
December holiday
season. With commitments
to family dinners, company
parties and social celebra-


I

Enjoy life with style




PINE SHADOW RANCH IN HAMILTON COUNTY


tions, many people drive af-
ter drinking alcohol during
this season. Alcohol and dri-
ving are a deadly combina-
tion, especially when the
roads are full of distracted
drivers rushing to the malls
or holiday parties. Accord-
ing to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administra-
tion (NHTSA), between
Thanksgiving and New
Year's Day in 2004, 38 per-
cent of all fatal crashes were
alcohol-related. Although,
staying sober while driving
is always important, the
added number of travelers
makes impaired driving
even more dangerous dur-
ing the holidays.
If the high risk of death
and injury is not enough to
prevent people from driving
while intoxicated, the actual
monetary costs they could
incur should convince
them. After a DUI convic-
tion, there likely will be little
budget left over for holiday
gifts.
If a person is arrested and


uals can be accessed 24/7 at Regional Library card.
the Suwannee River Re- You may obtain a free li-
gional Library's web site, brary card by providing
www.neflin.org/srrl. proof of residence in one of
Library patrons can ac- the three counties served by
cess the Chilton manuals on the region. For more infor-
the computers in the Hamil- mation contact the Jasper
ton, Suwannee and Madi- Library at 792-2285, the Jen-
son County libraries or nings Library at 938-1143,
from your home or business or the White Springs Li-
by visiting the web site and brary at 397-1389.
using your Suwannee River

DUI this holiday season


charged with driving under
the influence, attorney costs
can range from $1,500 in a
small town to more than
$25,000 for a high-profile
DUI attorney in a large
city. On average, someone
arrested for DUI can expect
to pay between $5,000 and
$8,000 in attorney fees, ex-
cluding trial costs. On top of
the attorney's fees, other fees
can include increases in in-
surance premiums, fines,
lost time at work, car towing
and impound fees, manda-
tory counseling programs
and license reinstatement,
which can total more than
$8,000.
All in all, a DUI arrest
could cost $13,000 or
more. To put the costs in
perspective, you could buy
more than 6,300 gallons of
gas, a 2007 Ford Ranger
pickup truck or pay for 260
$50 cab rides.
Unfortunately, the state
and its taxpayers also have
to pay to keep drunk drivers
off the streets. Although


many believe the majority of
the costs for an alcohol-relat-
ed arrest or vehicle crash are
paid by the person who is
driving under the influence,
it is not always the case. In
Florida, alcohol-related
crashes cost the public an es-
timated $7.8 billion in 2000,
according to NHTSA. In ad-
dition, the average alcohol-
related fatality costs $3.4 mil-
lion and each injured sur-
vivor costs an average of
$99,000 to Florida taxpayers.
These personal costs and
the overall costs to Florida
citizens are staggering, espe-
cially when you realize how.
easily the pain, suffering and
economic losses could have
been prevented. Drunk dri-
ving is one of the costliest
crimes to Florida and one of
the easiest to avoid.
This holiday season, avoid
driving under the
influence. Not only will you
save money that could be
spent on gifts, you may also
save lives.


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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


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Use caution when purchasing gift cards


The Attorney General's
office recently issued a
consumer advisory en-
couraging Floridians to be
savvy shoppers when
purchasing and using gift
cards this holiday season.
Gift card scams can occur,
but basic consumer
awareness and fraud pre-
vention techniques could
spare holiday shoppers
considerable trouble.
An important recom-
mendation this holiday
season is to pay close at-


tention to the fine print on
gift cards. A new law
passed this year by the
Florida Legislature man-
dates that gift cards is-
sued in Florida will not
expire or have any fees
that would reduce the val-
ue of the gift card, al-
though gift cards issued
before June 28, 2007, can
still have expiration dates,
fees and other terms that
could reduce their value.
Buy gift cards from rep-
utable sources. Avoid


buying gift cards from on-
line auction sites as these
cards may be stolen or
counterfeit, or may have
been obtained fraudulent-
ly.
Always read the fine
print before purchasing
gift cards. Ask about pur-
chase exceptions, includ-
ing any terms of use that
may vary regarding a
store's website versus the
physical store location.
Inspect the card before
buying. Verify that none


of the protective stickers
have been removed. En-
sure that the codes on the
back of the card have not
been scratched off to re-
veal a PIN number. Re-
port altered cards to the
store selling the cards.
Give the recipient the
original receipt to verify
the card's purchase value
in case the card is lost or
stolen. If a card is lost or
stolen, report it to the is-
suer immediately. Most
issuers have toll-free


numbers to report lost or
stolen cards.
Complaints about gift
cards should first be re-
ported to the retailer or fi-
nancial institution that is-
sued the card. If the prob-
lem can't be resolved at
that level, consumers may
want to file a complaint
with the appropriate au-
thorities. For cards issued
by retailers, consumers
may contact the Federal
Trade Commission at
www.ftc.gov or call 877-


FTC-HELP (1-877-382-
4357). For cards issued by
national banks, con-
sumers may contact the
Comptroller of the Cur-
rency (OCC) Customer
Assistance Group at 1-
800-613-6743 or e-mail
customer.assistance@occ.t
reas.gov. Complaints may
also be reported to the At-
torney General's Office
through the fraud hotline
at 1-866-966-7226 or on-
line at www.myfloridale-
gal.com.


Sign-up now for Dairy Hamilton Democratic Party awarded 82,000 grant

Disaster Aid Program


Eligible dairy producers
can now sign up for the
Dairy Disaster Assistance
Program (DDAP-III). To
be eligible for the pro-
gram, dairy producers
must have suffered losses
in one of the counties, in-
cluding Hamilton, that
has been declared or des-
ignated a natural disaster.
DDAP-III will help
dairy producers recover
production losses result-


ing from a variety of ad-
verse weather conditions
that occurred between
Jan. 1, 2005, and Feb. 28,
2007.
For more information
on disaster programs ad-
ministered by FSA, visit:
http: / / disaster.fsa.usda.g
ov or contact the local of-
fice at 792-1308. The office
is located in the Hamilton
County Annex at 1153
NW US 41 in Jasper.


Hamilton County Legislative

Delegation Hearing Set


The Hamilton County
Legislative Delegation will
be held on Monday, Dec.
17, beginning at 10 a.m. in
the Hamilton County Com-
mission Chambers, in the
courthouse, located at 207
NE 1st St., in Jasper.
Senator Charles Dean
and Representative Will
Kendrick look forward to
meeting with citizens and
elected officials in a town
hall meeting to discuss is-
sues of interest. The pur-
pose of these meetings is to
address local issues and
any proposed local legisla-
tion.


"These hearings are valu-
able in making us aware of
the concerns and needs of
Hamilton County," said
Rep. Kendrick. "We look
forward to hearing directly
from our constituency as to
how we can best be of ser-
vice to them during the
Legislative Session, which
begins on March 4, 2008."
To ensure full participa-
tion and accessibility for all
meeting attendees, accord-
ing to the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), call
850-697-5115 for any spe-
cial accommodations that
are required.


Front row (I -r) Norma Tillman, Isaac Chandler Jr., Paula Williams, Fannie Tillman; second row: Annie Pinello, Ron Griff-
is, Gene Chandler, Florine Roberts, Willonese Adams, Mary Nell Bryant, Kitty Morgan; back row: Velora Loper, Bob
Wynn, Patricia Wynn, Charles Blalock, Don Fenneman, Bobby Morgan and Rhett Bullard. (Photo Submitted)


The Florida Democratic
Party awarded the Hamil-
ton County Democratic
Party a $2,000 matching
grant at its state conven-
tion in October.
"We salute the Hamilton
County Democrats for
their efforts, not just in
Hamilton County, but all
over north central Flori-
da," said Florida Democ-
ratic Party Chair Karen L.


Thurman. "People want a
new direction for Ameri-
ca, and the Hamilton
County Democrats are
paving the way for a De-
mocratic wave of change
in 2008."
Hamilton County Chair
Rhett Bullard presented
the matching grant award
on behalf of the Florida
Democratic Party, during
their regular meeting on


Monday, Nov. 12.
"The members actively
involved in Hamilton
County's Democratic Par-
ty were very successful
this year in their fund rais-
ing, as well as their orga-
nizational and community
outreach programs,"
Builard said. "It is nice to
know that the state party
recognizes the accom-
plishments of our county


party and the efforts of
our members throughout
the course of the year."
The Hamilton County
Democratic Party meets
on the first Monday night
of the month at 7 p.m. at
Jasper Public Library. For
more information visit
www.hamiltondemocrat-
icparty.com or email
hamiltondemocrats@hot-
mail.com.


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BY WALTER WILLIAMS


Racial hoaxes and the NAACP


Last May, firefighters at a
Baltimore, Md., fire station
came under scrutiny for dis-
playing a deer with an afro
wig, gold tooth, gold chain
and a cigarette hanging from
its mouth.
Marvin "Doc" Cheatham,
president of the Baltimore
chapter of the NAACP, went
ballistic, charging, "There is
now and has been a culture


of racism and white su-
premacy within the Balti-
more City Fire Department."
As it turns out, it was a
black fireman who dressed
up the critter. Cheatham re-
fused to apologize for his ac-
cusations of fire department
racism, maintaining "there is
now and has been a culture
of racism and white su-
premacy within the Balti-


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more City Fire Department."
On Nov. 21, a hangman's
noose was found at the fire
station with a note, "We
can't hang the cheaters, but
we can hang the failures. No
EMT-1, NO JOB." The noose
and note turned up on the
heels of an investigation into
allegations of cheating on
the test that emergency med-
ical technicians must take for
certification.
Baltimore Mayor Sheila
Dixon, a black, in a written
statement said, "I am out-
raged by this deplorable act
of hatred and intimidation.
Threats and racial attacks
are unacceptable anywhere,
especially in a firehouse."
Doc Cheatham said,
"We're going to demand
that this be handled as a hate
crime. This thing really
needs to end here in Balti-
more city." The incident
prompted a federal investi-
gation.
Last week, Donald May-
nard, a black firefighter-
paramedic, confessed to
having placed the noose,
note and drawing depicting
a lynching on a bunk in the
firehouse. City officials said
Maynard was recently sus-
pended, prior to his confes-
sion, from the department
for failing to meet require-
ments for advanced life-sav-
ing training. A spokesman
for Mayor Dixon ,said there
would be no criminal
charges filed.
In response to Maynard's
confession, NAACP Presi-
dent Cheatham still blamed
white racism, saying, "It re-
ally saddens us to hear that
evidently things have
reached a stage that even an
African-American does an
injustice to himself and his
own people as a result of a
negative culture in that de-
partment."
Doc Cheatham is a poster
boy for demonstrating a
much larger problem, name-
ly that the once proud and
useful NAACP has outlived
that usefulness and has, in
some instances become an'
impediment to black
progress. The Joint Center


for Political and Economic
Studies, a black liberal-to-
moderate Washington-
based think-tank, reported
that 88 percent of blacks fa-
vored educational choice
plans. A Gallup Poll found
72 percent of blacks support
school choice. The NAACP,
acting as handmaidens for
the teachers' unions, is solid-
ly against school vouchers.
A Gallup Poll shows 44 per-
cent of blacks are for the
death penalty and 49 percent
against it, but the NAACP is
solidly against it.
The major problems con-
fronting a large segment of
the black community have
little or nothing to do with
racism problems such as
unprecedented illegitimacy,
family breakdown, fraudu-
lent education, crime and
rampant social pathology. If
white people became angels
tomorrow, it would do noth-
ing to solve problems that
can only be solved by blacks.
But I'm somewhat opti-,
mistic. More and more
blacks are seeing through
race hustlers such as Al
Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and
Doc Cheatham. An even
more optimistic note is the
financial decline of the
NAACP. Declining black
support is good evidence
that the civil rights struggle
is over and won. That's not
to say there are not major
problems but they are not
civil rights problems.
Today, most civil rights
organizations get their fi-
nancial support from white
businesses and foundations
caving in to intimidation or
seeking to soothe feelings of
guilt. For them, I have a
cheaper alternative, "Proda-
mation of Amnesty and Par-
don Granted to All Persons
of European Descent," avail-
able at walterewilliams.com.
Walter E. Williams is a pro-
fessor of economics at George
Mason University. To find out
more about Walter E. Williams
and read features by other Cre-
ators Syndicate .'ritcis and
cartooi0sis. visit the CriatIorv
Syndicate Web page at
www.creators.com.


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Eligible ranchers and
other livestock producers
can apply to receive bene-
fits under the Livestock
Compensation Program
(LCP) and Livestock In-
demnity Program (LIP). El-
igible farmers can sign-up
for the Crop Disaster Pro-
gram (CDP) if they suf-
fered quantity losses to
their crops. USDA will an-
nounce and conduct CDP
sign-up for quality losses
as soon as possible.
LCP compensates live-
stock producers for feed
losses or and LIP for live-


stock losses occurring be-
tween Jan. 1, 2005, and Feb.
28, 2007, due to a natural
disaster.
CDP provides benefits to
farmers who suffered
quantity and quality of
losses to 2005, 2005, or 2007
crops from natural disas-
ters if the crop was planted
before Feb. 28, 2007, or, in
the case of prevented
plantings, for crops that
would have been planted
before Feb. 28, 2007.
Contact the Hamilton
County FSA Office at 792-
1308 for more details.


SDA designates Hamilton

County as primary

natural disaster areas


Farmers, ranchers can
apply for USDA Assistance
The US Department of
Agriculture designated 58
Florida counties, including
Hamilton, as primary nat-
ural disaster areas because
of losses caused by
drought that occurred on
Jan. 1, 2007, and continu-
ing.
The counties were desig-
nated natural disaster areas
on Nov. 26, making all
qualified farm operators in
the designated areas eligi-
ble for low interest emer-
gency .(EM) loans from
USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA), provided el-
igibility requirements are
met. Farmers in eligible
counties have eight months
from the date of the decla-
ration to apply for loans to


help cover part of their ac-
tual losses.
FSA has a variety of pro-
grams, in addition to the
EM loan program, to help
eligible farmers recover
from adversity. USDA has
also made other programs
available to assist farmers
and ranchers, including the
Emergency Conservation
Program, Federal Crop In-
surance and the Non-in-
sured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program.
Interested farmers may
contact their local USDA
Service Centers at 792-1308
for more. The office is lo-
cated in the Hamilton
County Annex at 1153 NW
US 41 in Jasper. Additional
information is also avail-
able online at
disaster.fsa.usda.gov.


City and County Meetings


Dec. 13 Hamilton Coun-
ty Development Authority,
located at 1153 US Hwy.
41, Suite 4 (old high
school), w ill meet at 7 p.m.
For more 'information call
792-6828.
Dec. 18 Hamilton Coun-


ty Board of County Com-
missioners will meet in the
Board Room at the Hamil-
ton County Courthouse,
207 NE First St., Jasper. For
mnore"information call 792-
6639 or 792-1288.


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Christmas Love Trees Jasper Police
The Christmas Love Trees Dec. 17. Department Toy Drive
for needy children The Christmas Love Trees
are now located in are sponsored by GTE Fed- The Jasper Police Depart- Jasper Police Departmer
participating g eral Credit Union (White ment is now accepting toy on MLK Dr. until Friday
businesses. Pick an Springs and Jasper), donations for Hamilton Dec. 21.
ornament from thejp H it c h c o c k' s County children for the For more information
Love Tree and pur- Foodway (Jasper), holiday season. New toys contact Officers Scott Burk
chase the gift for Stormant's Gro- in an unopened package or Tammy Williams at 792
the child described cery (White can be dropped off at the 1130.


inside the orna-
ment. Place the
ornament on the
wrapped gift
and return it to the
business where you -s
picked the orna-
ment by Monday,


Springs), Bal-
loons and Baskets
(Jennings),
Hamilton
County Elected
Officials (Court-
house), and the
Jasper News.


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Greenwood School would
like to thank Drew
Grantham, Susan Bozeman,
and CJ Bozeman for bringing
their horse and buggy to our


Fall Festival. Our students
loved taking a ride, and we
thank your for your time!
The staff of Greenwood
School


Marie T. Dees

Hickson

Mrs. Marie T. Dees
Hickson, age 88, of White
Springs, Florida, passed
away Monday, December
10, 2007, at Haven Hospice
Suwannee Valley Care
Center in Lake City, Flori-
da' following an extended
illness. She was born in
White Springs, Florida,
and moved to Macclenny,
Florida, in 1961 and then
returned to White Springs
in 1993. Mrs. Hickson was
the daughter of the late Is-
bon James Tomlinson and
Ada Mae Sistrunk Tomlin-
son and was preceded in


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death by her first hus-
band, Butler D. Dees of
White Springs. She
worked as a nursing assis-
tant at the Northeast Flori-
da State Hospital in Mac-
clenny, for many years un-
til her retirement in 1974.
She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of
White Springs.
Survivors include her
husband, James C. Hick-
son of/White Springs; two
daughters: Shirley
(Robert) Brannan of Mac-
clenny, and Martha (J.M.)
Morgan of White Springs;
two sons: James (Juanita)
Dees and Buddy (Anne)


Dees both of White
Springs; one sister, Nadine
Hawkins of Jacksonville,
Florida; one brother,
Wilmer Tomlinson of
White Springs; sixteen
grandchildren, sixteen
great-grandchildren and
one great-great-grand-
child; two step-daughters,
Crystal Coleman of Kerey,
Missouri, and Brenda
Owens of Allentown,
Pennsylvania; and one
stepson, James C. Hickson
II of Bethel, Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, December 13,
2007, in the First Baptist


Church in White Springs
with Reverend Ray McK-
endree of Glen St. Mary,
Florida, officiating and
Reverend Ron Thompson,
Pastor of the First Baptist
Church assisting. Inter-
ment will follow in River-
side Cemetery in White
Springs.
Please make memorials
to Haven Hospice, 6037
West US Hwy 90, Lake
City, FL 32055 or Suwan-
nee Valley Nursing Cen-
ter, 427 NW 15th Avenue,
Jasper, FL 32052.
Family and friends can
sign the online guest book
at www.nflaonline.com.
Guerry Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-
ments.


HCHS Christmas Order your holiday cakes now


Concert Dec. 17


The Hamilton County
High School (HCHS) De-
partment of Music will pre-
sent the Annual Christmas
Concert on Monday, Dec.
17, at 7 p.m. in the HCHS
Auditorium.
Performing groups will
include the Sigma Delta
Skit Crew, HCHS Concert


Band, Middle School Choir
and High School Choir.
The band is under the di-
rection of Billy Steltenpohl.
Sigma Delta and the Choirs
are under the direction of
Anita Jones.
Admission is free and all
are invited to attend this
year's concert.


The women of the Jasper
Church of God are taking
orders for fresh, homemade
cakes for the holidays. Or-
der by Friday, Dec. 21, for
Christmas, and by Dec. 28,
for New Year's Eve.
Their specialties include
Three-Layer Italian Cream


Cake, Red Velvet Cake,
Fresh Apple Cake, Fresh
Pumpkin Cake, Ten-Layer
Chocolate Cake and Pound
Cake. If you don't see your
favorite listed, ask about
their special orders.
Call 792-2312 or 792-1674
to place your order.


Holli Renee Cercy and Matthew Garrett Marzucco


Marrell and Debbie Cer-
cv of Jasper, Flonda. are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Holli Renee Cer-
cv, to Matthew Garrett
Marzucco. Matthew is the
son of Gary and Josie
Marzucco, and Lloyd and
Barbara Freeman, all of
Jacksonville, Florida.
The bride's maternal


grandparents are the late
Nellie Kelley ot Jennmgs,
and the late James Fetner of
Mobile, Ala. Paternal
grandparents are the late
Buck Cercy and Geraldine
Cercy of Middleburg, Flori-
da.
The wedding will take
place on February 2, 2008.
at Beaches Chapel in Jack-
sonville, Florida.


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Dec. 13-14 Science Fair at the Media Center at
HCHS.
Dec. 14 The Hamilton County Chamber of
Commerce, Inc. 2007 Christmas Parade will be
held at 6 p.m. Deadline for entry is Wednesday,
Dec. 12. Line up time is 5:30 p.m. and will begin
promptly at 6 p.m. For more information contact
Joy Howell at 792-2400, ext. 3201 or Cindi
Foreman at 792-1300, or mail entries to:
Chamber of Commerce, Inc. C/O Cindi Foreman,
P.O. Box 366, Jasper, FL 32052.
Dec. 15 Jasper Kiwanis Turkey Shoot from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1-75 and CR 129. Kids gun
safety course provided on site.
Dec. 15 The Hamilton County Council on Aging
Inc., will be hosting the First Annual Hamilton
County Winterfest at the Hamilton County Arena
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Booths available now.
Organizations may sponsor their own fund
raisers at the event. A $20 entrance donation
may be made to Hamilton County Council on
Aging and a reservation may be made by
contacting the office at 792-1136. Local talent is
encouraged to perform. No charge for
performers.


Dec. 16 Friends and Family Day at Harvest
Fellowship Church, located at 5544 US 129, in
Jasper beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 17 Band and Chorus Concert at 7 p.m. in
the Hamilton County High School Auditorium.
No admission charge. Just come and enjoy the
season celebrated in music.
Dec. 18 Three Rivers Legal Services will be at
the Hamilton County Courthouse from 9:30 a.m.
until 11 a.m. Call 1-800-495-0039 to schedule
an appointment.
Dec. 22 Pancake Breakfast with Cowboy
Santa at the Hamilton County Arena at 9 a.m.
Drill teams will be riding.
Dec. 31 Community-Wide New Years Talent
Extravaganza at Harvest Fellowship Church,
located at 5544 US 129, in Jasper, from 8 p.m.
until midnight. Events will include a chili
cook-off, bon-fire and a talent contest.
For more information or to register call
Don or Deb at 938-2317.


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Submitted
Santa dropped in for
breakfast at Nellie Bly's
Kitchen at the Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Cen-
ter State Park in White
Springs on Saturday, Dec.
8. The Suwannee River
Diner prepared the break-


fast of pancake, sausage
and orange juice.
The children sat on San-
ta's lap and whispered in
his ear their hopes for this
Christmas year. Each
child received a candy
cane and a picture with
Santa.


Tom Moore of White
Springs read "T'was The
Night Before Christmas."
Santa, Joseph Mayor
McKire and Police Chief
Kenneth Brookins shuf-
fled, drew and announced
the winners of the prizes.
Chase Law and Christian


Savoie were winners of
the stockings donated by
the Special Events com-
mittee.
Other stocking winners
were Chelse McKire,'
Kevin Locke, Brianna
Claridy and Whitney De-
vers. Hannah Maronel


won a bicycle and helmet.
Kyle Locke won a Dis-
ney clock. Paige Smith
won a Scooby Doo watch;
JT Shotwell won a Bugs
Bunny watch and Jeremy
Shotwell won a Mickey
Mouse watch.
There were displays


and demonstrations in
Craft Square throughout
the day. The day ended
with a hot dog supper,
marshmallow roast and
Christmas concert after
the Christmas parade.

(Photo by PCS/Rob Wolfe)


FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN
N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Fran Wood
Sunday
Sunday School..................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Fellowship... .............6:30 p.m.
324673-F



CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275 S. Wendell Hill, Pastor
Sunday
Sunday School... .............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship...............:...11:00 a.m.
Children's Church..................11:00 a.m.
Church Training......................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting....... ............ 7:00 p.m.
324674-F
JASPER FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH
207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658
Pastor: Bill Floyd
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Children's Choir &
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Youth & Children Activities................6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
324675-F
SUNRISE BAPTIST CHURCH
U.S. 129-3 miles North of Jasper
Pastor: Rev. Gene Speight
Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Church 11:00 a.m.
324676-F
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
SR6West, 6592 i f, ir,
Jennings, FL 'I _'
938-56 I
Pastor:Jeff l, .


Sunday School...............
Morning Worship............
Sunday Evening Worship
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GREATER POPLAR SPRINGS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
OF JASPER
702 S.W. Martin Luther King Drive, Jasper
Pastor:,. T Bill'y Scim.r
386-792-2912
Communion: Every 3rd Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......................11:00 a.m.
Weekly Schedule
Monday Brotherhood Meeting.:........7:00 p.m.
Monday after 1st Sunday
Deaconess Society Meeting..........6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Missionary Socity................6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Youth & Childrens Activity... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Midweek
Service & Lunch...................... 12:00'noon
Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Choir Rehersal................12:00 noon
409464-F

CHURCH OF CHRIST
N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Bldg.: 792-2277
Sunday
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship........ ............'.10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship.... ................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Evening 6:00 p.m.
324679-F

BLESSED ASSURANCE
MINISTRIES
106 MLK Drive, Jasper, FL
Pastor Wyndell Mathis
Phone- 386-792-2869
Sunday School 9'45 a m
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Church Directory
call 792-2487 or
1-800-525-4182


NEW BETHEL AME CHURCH
604 SW 6th Ave., Jasper, FL 32053
Rev. Ron Rawls
Sunday
Church School 10:00 a.m.
New Members Class...................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
*Communion every 1st Sunday
Wednesday
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
Choir Rehersal 6:30 p.m.
www.newbetheljasper.com
324681-F


FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor Dale Ames
Phone- 386-792-1122
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
324686-F
NON-DNOMIATIOAL


BURNHAM
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
938-1265
Pastor: Robert Carter
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11:00a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
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HARVEST FELLOWSHIP
5544 US Hwy. 129S.
P.O. Box 1512,Jasper, FL
Pastor Jerry Thomason
Phone (386) 792-3833 or 792-3831
Sunday
Morning Worship .......................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study (all age groups ..... ..- -.. 7:00 p.m.
Call Church for Directions
324684-F


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258 -
Pastor: Rev. Doug Hilliard, 792-8412
SUNDAY
Sunday School ... .... ............. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service......... ......... 11:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
324680-F

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Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
Rectory U.S. 90 E.,
Live Oak, FL
(386) 364-1108
Sunday MASS 8:00 a.m.
324685-F

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Blakelee Ross donates hair to Locks of Love


Submitted
Blakelee Ross is a strong-
willed young lady who be-
lieves in giving to her com-
munity. Recently, after
much begging, the eight-
year-old convinced her
parents, Jo and Alan Ross
of Jasper, to allow her to
have her hair cut short so
she could donate it to
Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a non-
profit organization that
provides wigs and hair-
pieces to children with can-


cer. Blake was channel
surfing one day and hap-
pened to see a special
"Oprah" outlining the pro-
gram. Shortly after that,
she watched the Children's
Miracle Network presenta-
tion and again heard how
children who had lost their
hair where being helped by
Locks of Love.
In addition to her caring
spirit for cancer victims,
Blake is a avid naturalist.
She has taken on the task of
keeping her street clean


and free from litter.
"If everyone would just
pick the trash up on the
sides of their own road, the
world could be more beau-
tiful. God really meant for
us to take care of what he
gave us," Blake said. She is
asking that more people
take an interest in our com-
munity and take pride in
where we live.
For more information on
the Locks of Love program
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Symbols

of the


Christmas

season
Submitted
Christmas traditions are
as varied as the families
who celebrate the holiday.
Here's a look at some pop-
ular symbols of the season
and how they came to be.
Advent calendars: The
first calendar counting
down to Christmas dates
back to the 19th century.
People counted down 24 or
25 days until Christmas
(with the last day being
Christmas Eve or Christ-
mas Day) by using chalk
lines to mark off the days.
Later on, the tradition of
lighting a candle each night
was born. Today, Advent
calendars vary. Some have
drawers or doors that are
opened every day to reveal
a religious icon piece of
candy, or you may even
find ones with cartoon
characters like Mickey
Mouse.
Candles: The first use of,
candles at Christmas was
in the Roman festival of
Saturnalia, where tall ta-
pers of wax were given as
gifts to guests and as an of-
fering to Saturn as a sym-
bol of his light. As Chris-
tianity spread, candles
were placed in the front
window of homes to guide
the Christ Child as he went
from house to house on
Christmas Eve.
Candy canes: According
to the National Confection-
ers Association, in the 17th
century, the choirmaster at
the, Cologne Cathedral in
Germany gave his young
fingerss sugar sticks to keep
them quiet during cere-
monies. In honor of the oc-
casion, he had the candies
bent into shepherds'
crooks. In 1847, a German-
Swedish immigrant deco-
rated a small blue spruce
with paper ornaments and
candy canes. By the 1900s,
the candy cane got its red
and white stripes and pep-
permint flavors. They were
mass', produced by the
1950s, eliminating the labo-
rious ask of making the
treat, aid their popularity
spread.
Christmas tree: Germans
would decorate fir trees, in-
side and out, with roses,
apples and colored paper.
The tradition hit England
and America through the
German immigrants in


naments. Decorating trees
dates back to the Victorian
times. Woolworths depart-
ment store sold the first
manufactured Christmas
tree, and the trend spread.
Mistletoe: The Scandina-
vians thought of mistletoe
as a peaceful and harmo-
nious plant. And they
linked Frigg, their goddess
of love, with mistletoe. The
combination of these two
schools of thought brought
about the custom of kissing
under the mistletoe. Those
who kissed beneath the
mistletoe were thought to
have happiness and good
luck the next year.
Stockings: A man was so
sad over the death of his


wife that he spent all his
money. Unfortunately, this
habit left his three daugh-
ters without money for
wedding dowries. St.
Nicholas wanted to help
the poor girls' cause, so he
anonymously threw three
small pouches of gold coins
down the chimney of the
their, home. The coins land-
ed in the stockings of the
women, who had hung
them by the fireplace to
dry.


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SSports


Section .B
Thursday, December 13, 2007


RJ Murphy current leader in competition


Trojans move to 5-0


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RJ Murphy competes every week at Cross Roads Motorplex and is the points leader in the Beginner Rookie Class for
Winter Points Championship. He is sponsored by County Judge Sonny Scaff of Jasper and the Amputee Prosthetic
Clinic of Macon, Ga. The seven-year-old is the son of Wade and Renee Murphy of Jennings and attends North Hamil-
ton Elementary. RJ will be in the Christmas Parade on Dec. 14 and hopes to see you there. (Photo Submitted)


Turn cooling weather into a hot bite


By Jay Yelas of the largest predators in any lake's
Among all the different factors that food chain, will begin to haunt these
affect bass behavior, none has more
impact than the seasons. Fish espe-
cially bass are
ruled by the ,
weather. Just like all
creatures, two things |
drive fish: survival (food,
safety) and reproduction. But /
the first step to catching any fish
is knowing where to findthem.
To find fish during this time
of the year, you have to
have an understanding of
bass behavior during
fall seasonal cycles.
While bass spend
much of the summer recovering from shallow areas in search of baitfish.
the rigors of the spawn by schooling Bass will congregate on the edges
in deeper water and feeding on the of wind-swept points where the cur-
new hatches of baitfish, the first cool- rent holds these baitfish in shallower
ing days of fall trigger a reaction in water. In situations like these, some-
bass that begins their preparation for thing like a Berkley Frenzy' Rattl'r
winter. They begin to feed heavily in crankbait can be highly effective.
an attempt to store as much energy as As fall begins to make its way to-
possible to survive the winter. Minus wards winter, and the water temper-
the heat of summertime, there is a ature drops into the mid-60 degree
higher level of oxygen in shallow wa- range, bass will look for feeder tribu-
ter that draws in bait fish. Bass, one taries with cover that will attract bait-


fish. Generally these waters
will be 10 feet or less, water
that is warmed more quickly
when the sun is out and adja-
cent to deeper water like a
submerged channel (bass like
deep water for escape routes
and ambush points). Here, the
bass will remain and feed heav-
ily until the water reaches the mid-
50 degree level. Target the'tover 'in
the area with a Berkley Classic Pow-
er Jig with a PowerBait Chigger Craw
trailer, especially if there is a late
crawfish hatch. Bass seldom pass up
a chance for a slow, easy meal espe-
cially with winter coming.
Once winter arrives and the water
temperature dips, the fish will pull
up stakes and head for deeper water.
But don't miss out on the chance to
target the hungry bass in the fall. Just
look for feeder tributaries, cover near
submerged channel beds and key on
water less than 10 feet in depth to
catch fall transition bass.
Berkley Pro Jay Yelas, who currently
fishes the FLW Tour, is a former Bass-
master Classic champion from Corvalis,
Ore.


Who will take the challenge?


By Peggy Boston
Who gets to define "normal"? Is it
being short versus tall, rich versus
poor, or naturally thin versus strug-
gling to be fit? The truth is that God
has given all of us unique abilities
that He.expects us to explore. Inter-
estingly, the real handicaps do not
belong to those who are born with
physical or mental challenges, but
those who let their difficulties im-
pede them. Do your own difficulties
impede or inspire you?
Did you know that the Center for
Disease Control has done several
studies proving that the lack of
physical activity, especially in the el-
derly, significantly increase the risks
of diabetes, arthritis, high blood
pressure and heart disease, but these
can be avoided with just a little exer-
cise each day? Thirty minutes of
moderate exercise several times a
week will help not only decrease
your chances of these illnesses, but
increase your quality of life now.
Everyone has one excuse or anoth-
er. Not enough time is the one I hear
most often. Guess what? We all have
the exact same 24 hours. If the Pres-
ident of the United States can be fit
and lead an active lifestyle, I think
you can too.
Another excuse I hear all the time
is that there are not adequate facili-
ties nearby. Hamilton County has so


many opportunities within its
boundaries, you will be surprised
when you get out there and look
around, such as great bike routes
and the Florida Trail that traverses
our entire county.
On Saturday I usually lead a
group of women on a hike along the
Suwannee River. We have seen some
amazing sights and worked up quite
a sweat in the meantime. Sometimes
we run trails; sometimes we talk
more than we hike; sometimes we
just sit and enjoy the scenery.
Don't like to go it alone? Join the
gym with a friend, get a bike or take
a walk with someone who is inter-
ested in making the same changes
you are.
Loner, join the gym just one of
the reasons I love weight lifting and
running all things I do right by my-
self. No dependency on a partner, no
time constraints.
The only person that can take
charge and make positive life
changes for you is you. You are the
only person who can take advantage
of the challenge before you or view it
as an obstacle. The only person who
can increase your quality of life is
you.
Just get up and get going. Just to-
day, don't think about next week,
next month, next year. Viewing it as
a monumental task will only impede


your progress. Plan for today, do
something for yourself today you
deserve it!
Why wait until 2008, make a date
with yourself, for yourself. Treat
yourself well.
Signing off for now PB & J (with-
out the J)



Jasper Kiwanis


Turkey Shoot

The lauper Kii \ani~ will hold their
annual Tuike\ Shoot on Saturday,
Dec. 15, at 1-75 and CR 129 in Jasper,
(Tom 9 a m. until 1 p.m. A gun safety
course for \'ouths will alko be pro-
vided.


2008 Youth

Soccer sign-up
The Hamilton County'2008 Youth
Soccer program sign-up for children
ages five through 13 will continue
until Dec. 21. The cost is $45 and in-
cludes shirt, shorts and socks.
For more information contact the
Hamilton Recreation Center at 792-
3098 or email hamc-.o247'-a11tel net.


Submitted
The Hamilton County
High School boys' basket-
ball team improved their
record to 5-0 last week with
two solid victories over dis-
trict opponent Taylor
County High and Fort
White High School.
In the first game of the
week, the Trojans took on
the Bulldogs of Taylor
County High in the Tro-
jans' first district game of
the season. Hamilton used
pressure defense and a sol-
id transition game to jump
out to a 46-18 lead at the
half in one of their best-
played halves of the year.
The game was more closely
fought in the second half
but the Trojans won the
game by a final score of 85-
56.
HCHS had three players
scoring in double figures,
led by senior Malcolm Pol-
lock's 22 points. Junior Josh
Jones scored 17 and senior
Mark Jolly contributed 10
points off the bench, all in
the second quarter.
Other Trojans who
scored were Ti'Wan Cooks
(7), Howard Webb (6),
Jacaris Stubbs (6), Vion
Lanier (6), Anthony
Stevens (4), Josh Paul (3),
Robin McClain (2), Jer-
maine Walker (1) and
Gareth Johnson (1).
The Trojans out-rebound-
ed their opponent for the
fourth game in a row, 47-37.
H1-amilton actually had
tive players with six re-
bounds each -. Jones, Jolly,
Paul, McClain, and Stubbs.
Other players who got re-
bounds were Pollock (4),
Stevens (3), Lanier (3),
Cooks (2), Johnson (2),
Walker (1), Webb (1) and
Ryan Mathis (1).
Hamilton turned up the
defensive pressure to the
tune of 19 total steals
against the Bulldogs. In an-
other team effort, the Tro-
jans had four players with
three steals each: Pollock,
Paul, Webb and Lanier.
Further showing the total
team effort, Hamilton end-
ed the night with 24 assists
on 34 baskets, which is a
terrific percentage. Lanier
led the team in assists with
eight. Cooks had six assists
and Webb had five dimes
on the night. Lanier and
Webb also did not turn the
ball over all night
which resulted
in solid
point
guard
play for
the game.
Hamil-
ton's over-
all record
moved to 4-0
after the game
and 1-0 in the dis-
trict. Coach Patrick Mur-
phy said after the game, "It
was very important to
come out here and win this
one because it was a district
game. These are the ones
that really matter."
Thursday night, the Tro-
jans played host to the Fort
White Indians. After taking
a 45-29 lead into the break,
Hamilton and Fort White
played to a 10-10 tie in the
third quarter. That's when
things got exciting for the


Trojans.
With the score 55-39 and
Fort White hanging
around, the Trojans went


on an 11-0 run over the next
3 1/2 minutes to put the In-
dians away. It all started
with a pretty pass, by Pol-
lock to McClain for a layup.
Then, Pollock grabbed a
strong rebound and passed
it ahead to Cooks for a
layup to make the score 59-
39.
Point guard Webb then
got into the mix with a
steal. After passing to
Cooks, Cooks passed over
to Jones in the corner for a
three-pointer, making the
score 62-39. On the next
possession for the Indians,
Jones stole the ball and
made a beautiful wrap-
around pass that hit Webb
in stride for another layup.
With the crowd already
rocking, McClain rebound-
ed and made an outlet pass
to Webb. Webb passed
ahead to Pollock for a nice
dunk and a 66-39 Trojan
lead.
Fort Whie came back
and scored the next four
points tt h.the score 66-
43 Hamltob. '
Then, HCHS really got
the crowd going with six
points in a row, highlighted
by two dunks by Jones. It
looked like it was going to
be three dunks, on three
consecutive possessions for
Hamilton but Pollock was
fouled on the way up.
He made his two free
throws and stretched the
lead to 72-43.- The- game
ended with Ryan Nlathis
scoring 10 points in 2 1/2
minutes, highlighted by 2
three-pointers as Hamilton
pulled away for the victory,
84-48.
The final stats were not
tallied by the time of this
article. We do have the
points scored by each play-
er, however.
Jones led five Trojans in
double figures with a sea-
son-high 25 points.
Pollock scored 13 points.
McClain finished the night
with 11 and Cooks and
Mathis each scored 10
points.
Four other Trojans scored
for the night Lanier (6),
Webb (4), Stevens (3) and
Walker (2).
Unofficially, the Trojans
were led in rebounding by
three guys who had five
boards each. They were
Jones, Pollock, and Mc-
Clain.
Also unofficial-
ly, Hamilton
had 29 steals
and was led

egory by
Pollock's
six thefts.
Jones and
Webb each
had five steals
as well.
McClain unofficially led
Sthe Trojans with three
blocked shots on the night
and Welb led HCHS with
five assists.
It was a solid win against
a team that defeated Hamnl-
ton last year two out of
three games. Hamilton's
record moved to 5-0 as they
prepared for three games
this week.
HCHS will play at Bran-
ford tonight, at home


against Union County on
Friday, Dec. 14, and then
travel to Tallahassee to take
on district opponent Flori-
da High Saturday, Dec. 15.

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White Springs



By Johnny Bullard

j By Johnny Bullard


When I write that White
Springs was lit up like a
Christmas tree on this Sat-
urday night past, I mean it,
literally. In all the years I've
been associated with the


Festival of Lights (and that
has been since the begin-
ning), I have never seen the
town nor the Stephen Fos-
ter Park look any more fes-
tive than on Saturday. The


park was ablaze with lights
of every description ku-
dos to Ben Faure and the
park staff, as well as many
volunteers for an outstand-
ing job.
The Town of White
Springs and the Special
Events Committee deserve
a big thank you for their
sponsorship of the Break-
fast with Santa Claus at
Nelly Bly's Kitchen on Sat-
urday morning and the Hot
Dog Supper on Saturday
evening. Wayne and Rose
Stormant of the Suwannee
River Diner did a great job


serving all the children and
adults who came for the
breakfast. Thank you for
being such good friends to
our community.
We would also like to
thank Robert Townsend,
town manager of White
Springs, along with Mayor
Joseph McKire and all of
the city council as well as
the city employees for all
their work and dedication,
and Khrys Kantarze, Presi-
dent of the Stephen Foster
CSO, as well as the per-
formers for the musical
program: Lucinda Gail


Maynard, Mae Frances
Marshall and Amanda
Bullard, all of White
Springs; Bill Freeman of
Lake City; and Jack and
Joan Robertson of Ohio.
We congratulate the fol-
lowing winners of the float
contest: first place Hamil-
ton County Elected Offi-
cials, second place First
Baptist Church of White
Springs, and third place -
White Springs Congrega-
tional Holiness Church.
Many thanks to all of our
businesses, churches, and
civic groups.


Also our thanks is ex-
tended to the following for
their support of our pro-
gram: Honorable John
Peach, Donnie Skipper Me-
chanical, S&S Food Stores,
Jasper Hardware and Sup-
ply, PotashCorp, Allen
Tyre, Dennis Price, Kelly's
RV/Mobile Home Park,
Honorable Sonny Scaff,
Spring Street Antiques,
White Springs Presbyterian
Church, Audrey S. Bullard,
CPA, Long Branch Congre-
gational Methodist Church,
see WS News, Page 3B


the Stockiin


Attention Kids!


DESIGN YOUR OWITOCKING!


Color it, decorate it,
be creative and use
your imagination to
make the stocking
look like a stocking
that you would like.


You could be eligible to- win:

4 TICKETS TO -


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ADVENTURES


and CYPRESS


GARDENS
There will be 1 winner from each age group
after'all entries are combined:
Age 5 7 years; 8 10 years; 11 13 years

Please submit all entries to:

Suwannee Democrat Stocking

211 Howard St. East,

Live Oak, FL 32064


Child's Name


Parent's Name



Age

Phone


(Stocking and all entries will be
displayed in our lobby)
Entry deadline is December 17.
Winners will be called on Wednesday,
December 19. All winners will receive
4 tickets to Wild Adventures and
Cypress Gardens and their entry
published in the Suwannee Democrat
on Friday, December 21.


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WS News


Continued From Page 2B

Judith McClure, Bud's
Suds, Hamilton County
Chamber of Commerce,
Suwannee Valley Camp-
ground, Graham and Sons
Electric, Tina Hart, Todd
Kennon (Robinson, Ken-
non and Kendron, PA),


ARREST

REPORTS

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

Jasper Legals
NOTICE OF HEARING
The Hamilton County School Board will con-
duct a public hearing at the conclusion of its
regular business meeting on Mondhy, Decem-
ber 17, 2007. The business meeting will begin
at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Board
Room of the school district administration
building in Jasper, Florida. The purpose of the
hearing is to consider adopting School Board
Policy 2.093: Parental Involvement A
Home/School/District Partnership.
Reason for adopting: to comply with federal
law
Authority: 1001.41(2), 1001.42(15), F.S.
Estimated economic impact: none
A complete copy of this rule is available for re-
view at the office of the Superintendent of
Schools; Jasper, Florida.
HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Harry J. Pennington
Superintendent
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board, with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, that person will
need a record of the proceedings; and for such
purpose that person may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based.
12/13
NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS
The Board of County Commissioners of
Hamilton County, Florida, requests bids from
licensed contractors to furnish labor and ma-
terials for improvements at the Hamilton


Advertise your
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IN THE
CLASSIFIED.
Call 386-792-2487
or 1-800-525-4182
to place your ad
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John and Boots Vassar,
Carin Copeland (in loving
memory of Wes and Dolly),
Progress Energy, Superin-
tendent of Schools Harry J.
Pennington, Darabi and
Associates, Banks of the
Suwannee, Florida Fill and
Grade, Mary Lou Bullard,
Joyce and David Shaw,


are used below:
DAC Department of Agri-
culture Commission
DOA Department of Agri-
culture
DOT Department of Trans-
portation
FDLE Florida Department
of Law Enforcement
FHP Florida Highway Pa-
trol
FWC Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion
HCDTF Hamilton County
Drug Task Force
HCSO Hamilton County
Sheriff's Office
ICE Immigration and Cus-
tom Enforcement
JAPD Jasper Police De-
partment
JNPD Jennings Police De-
partment
OALE Office ofAgricultural
Law Enforcement
P&P Probation and Parole
SCSO Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office
WSPD White Springs Police

Jasper Legals
County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First
Street, Jasper, Florida 32052.
General specifications outlining the improve-
ments desired to be made at the Courthouse
may be obtained from the office of the Hamil-
ton County Building Inspector, 204 Northeast
First, Jasper, Florida 32052. A pre-bid confer-
ence or "walk-thru" will be conducted at the
Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street,
Jasper, Florida 32052 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
on January 2, 2008; all contractors intending
to make a bid for the project MUST BE PRE-
SENT AT THAT TIME AND PLACE. Bids
made by a contractor not present at that time
and place will not be considered.
. Bids must be made In writing, on forms pro-
vided, and received at the office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, before 3:00 p.m. on January
11, 2008; bids received after that date and
time will not be considered. A copy of the con-
tractor's license and certificate as to workers
compensation insurance and liability insur-
ance coverage must accompany all bids. All
bids must be in a sealed envelope having
"Courthouse Renovations" written on the out-
side of the envelope.
The Board will open the sealed bids on Janu-
ary 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The Board re-
serves the right to reject any or all bids.
All bids must be on forms obtained from the
aforesaid Building Inspector's Office. Bids
submitted on any other forms will not be con-
sidered. No changes or deletions to the bid
forms are allowed. Alterations, changes, addi-
tions, or deletions to the bid form will be
cause for the bid not to be considered.
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HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Roger Greene, First Federal
Savings Bank of Florida,
Powell and Jones, CPA,
and American Canoe Ad-
ventures.
Ben Faure, our park man-
ager, stated that he wanted
ideas for next year so here's
my idea. I've always
thought it would be truly


Department

Dec. 3, Mike H. Johnson
Jr., 18; 2672 NW 6th Dr., Jen-
nings; bond revoked; HCSO.
Dec. 3, Direll D. Hawkins,
24; 116 SW 6th St., Jasper; re-
tail theft; JAPD.
Dec. 4, William D. Cooper
Jr., 20; 10225 Westport Rd.,
Marysville, Ind.; retail theft
(gas); HCSO.
Dec. 4, Marquez A. Baker,
22; 119 NW Benji Lane, Lake
City; violation of probation,
possession of marijuana un-
der 20 grams; HCSO.
Dec. 4, Deon R. Cherry, 20;
P.O. Box 205, Jasper; driving
while license suspended;
HCSO.
Dec. 5, Juan A. Menendez,
42; 14464 SW 41st Terr.,
Ocala; hold for Puerto Rico;
HCSO.
Dec. 6, Martha E. Register,
25; 3600 NW 104th Ave.,
Jasper; failure to appear for
selling alcoholic' beverages
to minor; FHP.
Dec. 6, Johnny F. Croft, 45;
3147 NW 20th Terr., Jen-
nings; possession of con-
trolled substance, possession


magnificent to line the
springhouse roof and the
banisters in white lights or
green lights and green
might be better so people
could see it from the river
bridge. I think that would
be truly spectacular, but, I
have to express that the
tower is pretty spectacular


of less than 20 grams mari-
juana, expired tag; DTF.
Dec. 7, Wallace B. Bristol
Jr., 34; 3732 NW 107th Ave.,
Jasper; violation of proba-
tion; HCSO.
Dec. 7, David R. Harvey,
43; 11143 NE 39th Dr.,
Jasper; in serving sixth
weekend; HCSO.
Dec. 7, Antonio A. Sutton,
25; 3177 NW CR 152, Jen-
nings; violation of probation;
HCSO.
Dec. 7, Carlos Mendosa,
33; 3952 SW 91st Ln., Jasper;
no valid driver's license;
HCSO.
Dec. 7, Miguel A. Cruz, 29;
4876 NW 58th PL., Jennings;
leaving scene with injuries,
no valid driver's license;
HCSO.
Dec. 8, Kevin L. Early, 39;
3125 Mendenhall, Memphis,
Tenn.; driving while license
suspended; DOA.
Dec. 8, Michael R. Shirley,
23; 16502 Springs St., White
Springs; battery, violation of
probation for possession of
less than 20 grams, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia;
WSPD.


this year lighted from top
to bottom.
Jasper will celebrate their
Christmas Parade on Fri-
day, Dec. 14, beginning at 6
p.m. Mark your calendar
and'make your plans to at-
tend this Yuletide event.
I saw Dr. Roger Greene
out working in his yard on
Sunday morning, and we
shared a short visit across
the street. We both agreed
that we were enjoying the
spring-like weather that
we've been blessed with all
week long. I do wish,
though, we could have a
little cold before Christmas
and some rain would be
nice, 'too. Let's keep pray-
ing for it.
God knows best, but He
likes for us to make our pe-
titions made known before
His throne of grace. For
right now, I am giving
thanks for this mild weath-
er. With heating gas being
the price it is, I truly give
thanks.
Please keep my neigh-
bors Hilda Lawrence and
Clifford Jones in your
prayers. They are both
good neighbors and in
need of our prayers.
Mrs. Marie T. Hickson
went to sleep in Jesus on
Monday, Dec. 10. A Hamil-
ton County and White
Springs native, Mrs. Hick-
son was the daughter of the
late Isom and Ada Tomlin-
son, pioneer citizens of


southern Hamilton Coun-
ty. She was one of the best
cooks ever, and she loved
sharing favorite dishes
with friends and
relatives. She was a faithful
member of First Baptist
Church, White Springs. She
was a treasure, and.she will
be missed by many in our
area, including me. A
"jewel" here on earth and
"jewel" in heaven.
I was pleased to see good
friends Elizabeth Barrett,
Judy Moore, Kitty and Bob-
by Morgan, as well as Lin-
da Willingham, all of
Jasper, down at the parade.
We appreciate the support
of our home folks, and we
thank them for supporting
us on the south end of the
county. God bless you.
Mae Frances Marshall,
White Springs, was sup-
ported on Saturday
evening at the program by
a number of her nieces and
nephews. I saw Kizzie,
Cynthia, Zeakie, and a
number other family mem-
bers come in to support
Mae Frances. I know this
made her feel very good
and blessed. Mae Frances is
a blessing to many in our
community, including me.
Quote for the week:
"Christmas isn't Christmas
till it happens in your heart."
Have a good week,
Hamilton County
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By Lillian Norris
It's beginning to look a
lot like Christmas. The
lights in the city brighten
the streets as we drive
through town. To me, this
is the beginning of the sea-
son. In our churches the
Advent and the Christmas
stories and music make
one realize what a special
event we are celebrating.
In the past there were
decorating contests for
homes and businesses. I
think the Woman's Club
had something to do with
it. '
In some areas people
have employees and staff
at their place of business
during the Christmas pa-
rade. By the way I haven't
heard much about the pa-
rade this year, but I think
it is Friday.
Do not forget Woman's
Club on Friday at noon. It
will be a festive occasion;
no business at this one I
am told.
Remember Joyce and
Colbert Croft's Christmas
evening at H&F? It is al-
ways an inspiring evening
with local and out of town
singers and participants
with great music.
The Pink Ladies will
have their usual memory
tree. If you would like to
do a memorial for a loved'
one; you may make a do-
nation to the Pink Ladies.
The money received goes
into projects,the ladies do
year-round for the Center.
On that note, I joined the
Pink Ladies at their
Christmas luncheon at the
Telford House on Tuesday
of this week. It was joyful
and good food and a
blessing to be with these
ladies who still give of
their time and themselves
to help others.
After this I enjoyed the
Christmas Open House at
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gifts for needy children in
their area. On this trip I
met up with Sylvia Lavine
and had a nice visit with
her. She is getting ready to
go to New York for the
wedding of one of her
granddaughters and, of
course, we talked, about
our children and grand-
children. She is doing
well, but as many of us
know, adjusting to a dif-
ferent way of life.
Representative Will
Kendrick visited with a
group last Thursday at a
brown bag lunch at the
Woman's Club. He gave
his view of a few things in
the Legislature and an-
swered some questions.
Sunday afternoon was a
lovely celebration of the
50th anniversary of Estes
and Frances Altman at the
Woman's Club and we
will have more on that
special occasion later,
bringing back many mem-
ories, being neighbors in
business when they came
and opened the store next
to the dental office where
Bruce Glueck has his boats
now. Do you remember
that far back?
So many changes, it is
good to bring back memo-
ries, and go forward to the
future with hope, and this
should be a season of hope
when we celebrate the
birth of the Baby Jesus.
Enjoy the season and
give me your news; hope I
will have more news than
can go in any one issue
and you will keep me in
business for weeks to
come. Thank you for your
input. You can give me a
Christmas present by get-
ting in touch with me.
Thanks in advance.
God bless.
Lillian Norris ..
792-2151
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Greenwood School receives grant


by Paula G. Williams
HCHS Middle Grades
Guidance Counselor
It's beginning to look a lot
like Christmas everywhere
you go on the HCHS cam-
pus. Staff members have
spent early morning hours
and evenings making things
so festive for our students,
parents and guests on cam-
pus. Thank you to all the
parents and students who
have assisted.
The character word for the
month is .evnei,,-il liberal
in giving and tlihoutliltl be-
havior. The Yuletide season
is a wonderful time of year
to c!t"l-I on what we have
given down through the
years and what others have
given to us.
My aicIll 'a.ulih\ and
S-inumitii\ created a loving
environment for me that cul-
1 1:, who-I am today. I am
so thankful the\ were genei -
ous enough with their time
to teach me the importance
of '. iv..: caring, giving and
icchnli i, ,'J about others
and me, They were gener-
ous cniu,'hI to make sure I
understood that no one
could control my destiny
and thank goodness they
never a:' t ed me to point a
hnt: c or blame someone
else for anything I should
have done. They always
said, "The way you throw it
out is the way it comes back
to you."
I had to have goals and
objectives and someone at
home, the church or the
neighborhood always asked
about my plan. Everybody
was your mama and your
daddy and that simply
meant everybody looked
out for the children in the
neighborhood. I thank all of
those who have been a part
of my "growing space" and I
appreciate your generosity.
It breaks my heart to see a
child put out of class, sus-
pended and all of those'
things. But we must main-
tain control and continue to
create an atmosphere that is
safe for all. We have to keep
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all efforts in place to encour-
age them to be responsible
and take control of their ac-
tions. Adults are available to
assist them in any way need-
ed. Encourage your child to
talk through their feelings
and frustrations so they can
deal with them in a healthy
manner.
We are getting close to the
testing season and every
skill learned and reviewed is
so important. There is no
down time and students
should be reading some-
thing every single day that
means there is homework
each night. Please mandate
that they read daily while
we are out for the two-week
Christmas break. Use FCAT
Explorer, freerice.com and
all of the other sites and ma-
terials you have been in-
formed of. Have them make
a trip to the public library in
your area.
Parents, please help your
children validate who they
are. They need to define
who they are. They need to
really understand your ex-
pectations as well. Peer pres-
sure is tough and sometimes
children cannot move be-
yond it without your help.
We cannot have the bicker-
ing arid fighting. It is sense-
less and pointless and they
hear this daily. We have to
find a way to survive togeth-
er and that takes everyone
doing what he or she
should. We must encourage
them to get away from (she's
talking about me, he said
something about my mama
and other drama) things that
disrupt the school climate
and the learning process.
On Monday, Dec. 17,
eighth grade students will
be participating in a mock
writing test. Students who
score at level 4.5 will receive
a $5 Wal-mart gift card. Par-
ents, I am asking that you sit
with your .child at some
point this weekend and help
him/her write for 45 min-
utes. This will help them
condition more for the actu-


al Florida Writes test that is
forthcoming in February.
Eighth grade Language
Arts students are sending
Christmas cards to wound-
ed soldiers at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center in
Washington, DC. What a
generous way to share dur-
ing the holiday.
The Science Fair will be
held today and tomorrow,
Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, in the
Media Center.
The Band and Chorus
Concert will be held on
Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at
the HCHS Auditorium. No
admission charge. Just come
and enjoy the season cele-
brated in music!
The grade level spell
down will be on Tuesday,
Dec. 18.
Mr. Charlie Ray Jackson
will be our assembly speak-
er on Thursday, Dec. 20, at
2:45 p.m. in the high school
auditorium. The public is in-
vited to attend.
There will be a dance at
the high school on Friday,
Dec. 21, after the ballgame.
Admission is $5 per person
and we hope to see you
there.
Well wishes are being sent
out to the Stompers and
those attending the Orlando
Magic game on Dec. 21. En-
joy the ballgame!
Christmas vacation for
students runs from Dec. 24
through Jan. 7. Students re-
turn on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
"If we all worked on the
assumption that what is ac-
cepted as true is really true
there would be little hope to
advance." Don't accept the
myth that our children can-
not do. Simply help us do all
we to make them believers.
Come by room #127 at
Hamilton County High
School if I can be of assis-
tance to you or don't hesitate
to call me at 792-6540 or
email me at
Williams_p2@firn.edu.
Guidance serving chil-
dren in an awesome way
every day!


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Casi Burnett (I), Administrative Assistant at Greenwood, and Principal Fred Robinson
accept a $2,000 grant check from Vicki Smith, manager of Fast Track at the Mobil sta-
tion located at US 129 and 1-75. Prot: Submitted


Submitted
Greenwood School recent-
ly received a $500 grant from
the ExxonMobil Educational
Alliance program to support
the school's student awards
programs. Fast Track Stores
worked with the school offi-
cials to secure the grant.
"Greenwood School
works hard to make learn-
ing interesting and fun,"
said Vicki Smith, store man-
ager for Fast Track stores.
"As a Mobil retailer, we are


of Hamilton County."
The grant, funded by the
ExxonMobil Corporation, is
one of 4,000 available to
schools across the country
that are serviced by Exxon or
Mobil stations. The Fast
Track located at US 129 and
1-75 is a Mobile brand travel
center. Fast Track stores met
stringent eligibility criteria
before applying for and be-
ing awarded this grant, in-
cluding having a commit-
ment to provide a superior


proud to help young people buying experience for cus-


tomers.
The ExxonMobil Educa-
tional Alliance program is
designed to provide Exxon
and Mobil retailers with an
opportunity to invest in the
future of their communities
through educational grants
to neighborhood schools.
ExxonMobil believes that, as
members of the community,
local retailers are best quali-
fied to work with local edu-
cators to help identify
schools and programs most
in need of support.


Family and community Night at

Greenwood School Book Fair


Greenwood School will
hold a Family and Commu-
nity Night at the Book Fair
event today from 3 p.m un-
til 6 p.m.


Stop by for free hot cocoa
and cookies and browse a-
huge selection of books, ed-
ucational software, school
supplies, posters, and


more. The first 10 cus-
tomers will receive a prize.
Contact Casi Burnett at
792-6590 for more informa-
tion.


AGENDA
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Room 112 Courthouse 207 Northeast First Street
SJasper, Florida
MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 18, 2007
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BY NUMBER WILL BE TAKEN IN ORDER FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING
REGARDLESS OF TIME. HOWEVER, THE TIME CERTAIN ITEMS LISTED WITH SPECIFIC TIMES WILL COMMENCE AT
THE SPECIFIED TIME.
LISTED ITEMS
1) COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC UNAGENDAED APPEARANCES (*)
2) CONSENT AGENDAAPPROVAL'
3) CHANGE JANUARY 1, 2008 MEETING DATE DUE TO NEW YEARS HOLIDAY
4) APPROVE BILLS
5) CORRESPONDENCE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
6) ADJOURN
TIME CERTAIN ITEMS
6:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
6:05 P.M. HAMILTON COUNTY ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG PREVENTION COALITION GRACE MCDONALD
6:15 P.M. REPORT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND REQUESTS
6:30 P.M. COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS STATUS REPORT
A) Contract Award with Anderson Columbia, Inc. for Widening and Resurfacing of CR 751
6:45 P.M. 2006-07 CDBG PROGRAM
DUE TO PUBLICATION DEADLINE, THIS AGENDA MAY NOT CONTAIN ALL MATTERS BEFORE THE BOARD ON
DECEMBER 18, 2007. A COMPLETE COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED AFTER 1:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER 12, 2007 AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, JASPER, FLORIDA.
Persons appearing before the Board are requested, if possible, to submit in writing the subject matter of their appearance before the
Board not later than Tuesday prior to the Board Meeting the following Tuesday.
(*) NOTICE: Persons appearing before the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, not having given notice in time to be
included and shown on the Agenda, and desiring to make a presentation, will be limited to five (5) minutes, in the interest of meeting
time. The Board of County Commissioners will hear and listen to persons appearing whose subject.has not been shown on the agenda;
however, action by the Board on any such matter can only be taken upon determination of an emergency situation. Any identifiable
group of three (3) persons or more shall be limited to a total of ten (10) minutes per topic.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Board, agency or commission, with respect to proceedings and that, for such purpose, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
NOTIFICATION: IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF
CIRCUIT COURT, ROOM 106, 207 NORTHEAST FIRST STREET, JASPER, FLORIDA, TELEPHONE (386) 792-1288, NOT
LATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TDD (386) 792-0857.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD: JANUARY 2, 2008 AT 9:00 A.M.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CONSENT AGENDA
December 18, 2007
1) MINUTES APPROVE:
2) DEPARTMENT HEADS ACTION ITEMS:
A) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
1) Approve advertising in Florida Trend Magazine for six (6) months at a cost of $3,410.00 which includes the cost of $200
to build the ad.
B) SHIP PROGRAM:
I) Approve Change Order in the amount of $4,800 for Yvonne Bryant home increasing budget to $26,300.00
3) DEPARTMENT HEADS INFORMATION ITEMS:
A) ROAD DEPARTMENT:
1) Fuel Reports November 2007 file
4) 2008 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT FILE
5) APPROVE PAYMENT OF $45,000.00 TO TOWN OF WHITE SPRINGS PURSUANT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH
TOWN OF WHITE SPRINGS REGARDING THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.
6) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICES FROM ANDERSON COLUMBIA, INC.:
A) Invoice No. 1 (55600) Widening & Resurfacing CR 158 $355,004.56
B) Invoice No. 1 (55598) Resurfacing NW 15th Ave. $4,518.00
C) Invoice No. 2 (55644) Widening & Resurfacing CR 249 $539,793.50
D) Invoice No. 3 (55596) Adams Farm Road $677,583.90
7) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICES TO BAILEY, BISHOP & LANE:
A) Invoice No. 12712 CR 143 from SR 6 to CR 146 $20,421.38
B) Invoice No. 12711 Construction Services CR 249 $10,393.07 407498-F


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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


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Saturday. 10 a.m. to 2
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or found one, the Hu-
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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 shel-
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found animal.
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Donations needed now!
Children in need! You can help children in your own com-
munity. Please help Guardian Ad Litem make it possible for
the abused, abandoned and neglected children in this area to
have a stocking and gift on Christmas morning. Each year
Guardian ad Litem tries to provide each of the children cur-
rently represented with three gifts from their Christmas wish
list. Individuals or groups are asked to sponsor a child and de-
liver three unwrapped gifts to the Live Oak office located at
213 E. Howard Street, next to the Suwannee Democrat. Gifts
are wrapped and delivered by staff to each child. For more in-
formation about our program, visit
www.GuardianadLitem.org. Info: Tammie Williams, 386-364-
7720, Tammie.Williams@gal.fl.gov or stop by the Guardian
Ad Litem office.

Sponsors needed!
Deadline Dec. 18
Vivid Visions, Inc. needs sponsors
for Christmas wish list of
child victims of domestic violence
Vivid Visions, Inc., a non-profit organization for victims of
domestic violence, is looking for individuals who would like
to help provide Christmas'for child victims of domestic vio-
lence. Those wishing to sponsor a child or family will receive
a wish list from the children or family. Unwrapped gifts and
gift cards can also be dropped off at the administration and
outreach office, 212 N. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak. Crisis hotline,
386-364-2100 or toll-free, 800-500-1119. Deadline Tuesday,
Dec. 18. Info or to sponsor a child or family: 386-362-5957.

Register now!
Deadline Feb. 1
Educational program to help adults with
type 2 diabetes
Suwannee and Columbia County Extension Services are
now offering an educational program to help adults with type
2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce
risk of health complications. The program will include nine
classes taught by a team of qualified educators and health pro-
fessionals, and a personal consultation with a registered dietit-
ian. Health assessments (height, weight, and blood pressure
measurements) are included. Classes will be held at the Co-
lumbia County Extension Office, 164 SW Mary ethel Lane,
Lake City and will run from Feb. 7-April 10 from 5:30-7:30
p.m. The $75 program fee includes, the educational classes, in-
dividual nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian, pro-
gram materials and health assessments. Class size is limited!
Deadline to registers is Friday, Feb. 1. Info: 386-752-5384.

Register now!
Florida Ag Expo registration is open
Registration is open for the 2007 Florida Ag Expo, taking
place at the University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research
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da vegetable and strawberry growers looking to learn the latest
production trends and techniques, receive updates on insect,
weed and disease control strategies, food safety, sample new
varieties and visit field trials. The event also features indoor
and outdoor exhibits with more than 60 industry suppliers
ready to share the latest product and service innovations with
growers.

Apply now!
NFCC building construction program
takes applications
North Florida Community College's (NFCC) Career and
Technical Education Center is now taking applications for the
building construction program starting Jan. 7, 2008. A year-
long curriculum covers all the building trades, but carpentry is
the mainstay of the program. Classes are from 8 a.m.-3:30
p.m., Monday-Friday, in Room 211 in the NFCC Career and
Technical Center, Building 13, on the Madison campus. Appli-
cants need to begin the application process as soon as possible
in order to complete required TABE testing and NFCC admis-
sion procedures. Info: John Sirmon, 850-973-9440 or sir-
monj@nfcc.edu.

Attention FFA and 4-H members!
Deadline Dec. 8 steers
Deadline Jan. 12, 2008 hogs
Attention 4-H and FFA members
hog and steer exhibitors
Steer weigh-in for the 2008 Suwannee Valley Youth Live-
stock Show and Sale/Fair will be held from 8 a.m. noon,
Thursday, Dec. 8. All steers must be weighed in at this time.
Hog ownership deadline is Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. FFA and
4- H members, if your pig has not already been tagged, you
can have it tagged from 8- 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at
Suwannee County Extension Office; 1302 Eleventh St., Live
Oak. Also, your entry form must be turned in on this date.
Info: Suwannee County Extension Office, 386-362-2771.

RSVP now!
Jan. 16, 2008
Free Psychological First Aid for
Terrorism and Disasters Training
Suwannee County Health Department will host free Psycho-
logical First Aid for Terrorism and Disasters Training from
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Live Oak
Church of God, 9828 US Highway 129, Live Oak. Target au-
dience: Anyone who may be in contact with disaster victims,
asked to work in a Special Needs Shelter, or Point of Dispens-
ing (POD). CEUs available. Inf6/RSVP:`Jerry Combass,, Pib-
lic Health Preparedness and Response Counity Coordinator,"
Jerry_Combass@doh.state.fl.us or 386-590-3396.

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Pageants, Inc. is accepting contestants for Miss and Outstand-
ing Teen Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter for all con-
testants will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are a prelimi-
nary to Miss Florida and Miss America Pageants and will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Branford High
School Auditorium, Branford. Outstanding Teen Contestants
must be from the age of 13 and no older than 17 on Aug. 31,
2008. Additionally, the teen contestant must not be a senior in
high school. Miss Contestants must be 17 years of age and a
senior in high school to 24 years of age. Info: Diane Walker-
Saunders, business phone, 386-935-6380; or home, 386-935-
1017; cell phone, 386-208-9426; or fax, 386-935-6381. Email:
friendsfinethings@alltel.net or Sandy Daringer, business
phone, 386-935-6380; home, 386-935-0744; cell phone, 352-
281-7316 or fax 386-935-6381.

Today!
Dec. 12
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC) will conduct
GED tests at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 at NFCC Technical
Center on the Madison campus. Photo ID required, prepara-
tion courses are free. There is a fee for test. Pre-registration
required. Info/pre-
'registration: 850- r oh
973-1629.

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Dec. 12 Florida
NFCC will
conduct
Florida

Abilities
Tests (FBAT)
North Florida
Community Col-
lege will conduct Florida Basic Abilities Tests (FBAT) on.
computer on at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12
at NFCC Testing Center. Building 16, on the Madison campus.
FBAT is required for acceptance into Corrections & Law En-
forcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is re-
quired. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
Dec. 13
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and
Campground presents Ozark Mountain
Christmas featuring The Sweethearts of
Branson
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak presents Ozark Mountain Christmas fea-
turing The Sweethearts of Branson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec.
13. All ages welcome. Complimentary admission with pur-
chase of Suwannee Lights ticket. Visit
www.musicliveshere.com for information, tickets and reserva-


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tions for camping. Info: 386-
364-1683.


Thursday
Dec. 13
SHS Student
Advisory Council
will meet
Suwannee High School Stu-
dent Advisory Council will
meet at 6 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 13 in the student activi-
ties room at the high school.
A representative from Kaplan
will present a program about
how students can improve
their SAT and ACT scores
through test-taking strategies,
followed by a question and
answer period for parents. All

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interested students, parents, teachers and community members
are invited to attend.

Thursday
Dec. 13
Branford Camera Club will meet
Branford Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 13 at Branford Public Library. Joey Cartwright will take
us along as he relives the trip he took to our western states last
summer. He'll also add in some of his shots from field trips to
Allen Mill Pond, Mallory Swamp, and St. Marks Wildlife
Refuge. Bring along your own pictures of travels west, partic-
ularly to National Parks, to share. Bring your most recent pic-
tures, any new camera equipment you'd like to show off or
just need help with, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow pho-
tography enthusiasts. You'll meet members who are just be-
ginning their photographic adventure and those who have
years of expertise to share on film and digital, color, black and
white. Membership not required. The Branford Camera Club
meets at the Branford Public Library on the 3rd Thursday of
each month, with two exceptions. We have no meeting in Au-
gust, and our December meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday
to accommodate the busy Holiday season. Info: Carolyn
Hogue, program chair, 386-935-2044 or technical consultants:
Dick Bryant, 386-935-1977, Dick Madden, 386-935-0296 or
Skip Weigel, 386-935-1382.

Thursday
Dec. 13
Three Rivers Legal Services to offer free
civil legal services to eligible citizens
Three Rivers Legal Services will offer free civil legal ser-
vices to low-income and other eligible citizens from 10:30-
noon, Thursday, Dec. 13 at Suwannee River Economic Coun-
cil, Inc., 1171 Nobles Ferry Rd., Live Oak. Areas of practice:
include: landlord/tenant; foreclosure; Social Security; living
and legal wills; unfair sales practices; contracts;
Medicaid/Medicare; and family law (limited). Info/appoint-,
ment: toll-free 800-495-0039.

Thursday
Dec. 13
NFCC will conduct College Placement
Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 5 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 13 at 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/registra-
tion: 850-973-9451.


Thursday
Dec. 13
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Suwannee High School (SHS) Band
Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thurs-
day, Dec. 13 in the band room at Suwan-
nee High School, Live Oak. SHS Band
Boosters meet second Thursday of each'
month. -


Thursday
Dec. 13 .
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team pla.s South
Georgia Tech at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at home. All
home games are played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on


the NFCC campus in Madison. Admission is free and the pub-
lic is welcome and encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609
or email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant
coach Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.

Thursday
Dec. 13
NFCC Men's Sentinel
Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Bas-
ketball Team plays ABAC at 6
p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at home.
All home games are played in the
...' _Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the
NFCC campus in Madison. Admission is
free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Info:
850-973-1609, AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or www.nfcc.edu and
click on athletics.

Thursday-Friday
Dec. 13-14
IFIRST classes offered in Live Oak
Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness (FCPHP) at
University of South Florida College of Public Health offers
Intermediate Field Investigator Response and Surveillance
Training (IFIRST) classes from 8-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday,
Dec. 13-14 at Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US 129 South,
Live Oak. The two-day program focuses on two pathogens -
GI Illness and Avian Influenza and is recommended for those
who may serve an epidemiology surge role, are on regional
-Strike Teams, or simply have an interest in improving their epi
field investigation techniques! Prerequisite: Basic Epidemiolo-
gy (online program). Contact Balaji Ramadoss at
bramados@health.usf.edu. IFIRST program description .and
registration information:
http://www.fcphp.usf.edu/courses/course/course.asp?c=IFIRST
78SUW. Info: Pam Price at pprice@health.usf.edu.

Saturday
Dec. 15
High Springs Farmers Market to present
"Spirit of High Springs"
The High Springs Farmers Market is looking for church and
community groups interested in performing holiday music or
leading caroling for the "Spirit of High Springs" on Saturday,
Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to.4 p.m. in James Paul Park, downtown
High Springs. Spirit of High Springs will celebrate local prod-'
.ucts, local artists, local music and community spirit. The event
\ ill feature local artists, "Faith Willin," a folk/gospel perform-
ing trio. Please contact Ann Marie. Smith at 386-454-5640 to
schedule a .performance time for your group.

Saturday
Dec. 15
Birding walk at
Suwannee River
State Park
Friends of Suwannee River ............
State Park will hold a
birding walk Saturday,
Dec. 15 at Suwan-
nee River State
Park, US 90
West, Live FIH
Oak; meet at
park 8 a.m.,
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boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info: Membership Chair Wal-
ter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net or 386-
362-2746, fosrsp@surfbest.net.

Tuesday
Dec. 18
N.A.R.F.E. Chapter 1548 to hold special
Christmas luncheon meeting
N.A.R.F.E (National Active and Retired Federal Employees
Association) will meet at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 for a
special Christmas luncheon at Parkview Baptist Church, 268
NW Lake Jeffery Rd., Lake City. Special All active and re-
tired federal employees are invited to attend. Info: Miriam
Stanford 386-755-0907; Ralph Hurst, 386-752-6593,
rhurstl 67 @comcast.net; Jim Purvis, 386-752-8570.

Tuesday
Dec. 18
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the
media center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are welcome to at-
tend.

Tuesday
Dec. 18
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, Dec. 18 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/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.

Dec. 19
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Live Oak and Branford on the third
Wednesday of every month so the people of Suwannee County
have the opportunity to personally discuss issues concerning
them. Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues relating to various federal '
agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff is
available for those who are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee offices. Office hours with Con-
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from 1-2:30 p.m., Town Hall, Branford.

Dec. 22
Turkey
shoot
American Le- .

Gray Memorial
Post 107 will
hold a turkey .
shoot at 12:30,
p.m., Saturday, '
Dec. 22, using
12 gauge shot-
guns only, shells
furnished by American Legion. Location: 10726 142nd St.,
McAlpin. Six miles south of Live Oak on US 129, left on
142nd Street. Food, snacks and other refreshments available.
Open to the public. American Legion: 386-362-5987. Info:
386-658-2447.

,Thru Dec. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conductdriver's
license and vehicle inspection checkpoints through
Dec. 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, CR 146, CR 135, CR 141, CR 150, CR 145 and US 41.
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Dec. 29
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Pasco Hernan-
do at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC campus
in Madison. Admission is free and the public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609,
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Dec. 31
Peace at Last celebration
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs invites the public to celebrate the New
Year at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31
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Join Friends of Suwanne River State Park. members at 9
a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 for the 4th annual 12-mile hike at
the park located US 90 West of Live Oak. Start the New Year
out with a healthy choice. Meet at the Suwannee River State
Park parking lot. Bring water, lunch and wear comfortable
shoes or boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info: 850-971-5354
or 386-362-2746 or e-mail fosrsp@surfbest.net.

Jan. 4, 2008
Free Gospel Concert in Lee
Free Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan.
4, 2008 at Lee Worship Center Church, 397 Magnolia Drive,
Lee. The event is held every first Friday of the month. Pro-
ceeds benefit the building fund of the church. Bring a covered
dish, meat will be provided. If you want to get on the show,
call Allen, 850-971-4135 home, or 850-673-9481 cell.


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them donations of clothes,
household goods, furniture
and toys. All donations
should 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 al-
ways needed to hold, pet,
love and walk the homeless
animals at the shelter, so if
you can't adopt you can al-
ways come help in many oth-
er ways.
RECYCLING BINS:
Live Oak: There is a news-
paper recycling bin at 305
Pinewood Drive, Live Oak,
just west of Johnson's Appli-
ance/Radio Shack.
Lee: Recycling bins are lo-
cated at the shelter at 1156
SE Bisbee Loop, Madison
(just South of Lee) for news-
papers, catalogs, paper, mag-
azines and broken down
cardboard. All the money
goes to help the homeless an-'
imals.
Featured animals for adop-
tion:
DOGS:
3332 Denny 3 1/2
months old, Retriever/mix,
male and tan. He is a very
sweet puppy.
- 3335 -:Bailey 8 months
old, Australian
Shepherd/mix, male and
black and white. He is a
beautiful dog.
3336 Jody 10 months
old, Terrier/mix, female and
brown and white. She is a
very lovable dog.
3337 Heidi 1 year old,
Chow/mix, female and
brown. She is a very nice
dog, sweet and lovable.
3111 Snickers 1 year,
10 months old, mixed breed
female and brindle in color.
She loves people and is very
good with children.
CATS:
3338 Jake 2 or 3 years
old, short-haired gray and
male cat. He is a large cat,
weighing 16 pounds, 4
ounces and is very lovable.
3008 Prissy 2 years, 4
months old, short-haired
black and female cat. She is
child friendly and would love
a home.
3050 Morris 3 years, 5
months old, orange cat and
male. He likes kids and
needs a home.
3073 Celine 1 year, 5
months old, dark Tabby with
white cat and female. She
likes children and likes being
made of.
3117 Izzy 1 year, 3
months old, light brown Tab-
by cat with painted toes and
male. He is and does very
good with kids.


SPECIAL KITTIES:
2592 MILLIE Tabby, 3-
year-old cat, white and
spayed. She is very sweet.
Older cats make a wonderful
pet for an older person. She:
does not like children and
does not like to be held all
the time. This is a very spe-
cial cat and you can adopt
her for $60 because she has a
microchip in case she gets
lost.
2240 SISSY This is a
real special kitty. She is 3
years old and is a black and
gray Tabby. She does not like
children but would make a
A% wonderful companion for an
older 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.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST:
A female, black and Tan
Yorkie (with a little bit of sil-
ver). She weighs 7 pounds,
right ear curls down (is de-
formed), is about five years
old, has to eat special food
because of food poisoning,
has a microchip and her vet
is Dr. Julie in Live Oak. An
award is offered. She was
taken from her own yard in
Madison. N.E. comer near
Suwannee County. If you
have, found- this dog, please
call Mrs. Pickren, 850-971-
2846.
"Rudy," a female Lab,
about 80 pounds, stands
about 23 inches tall, spayed,
wearing a purple/gray collar,
with green Rabies tag, in
good health, sweet and
friendly. She was lost from
SR 6, Hamilton County, out-
side Jasper. If you found her,
please call Erin Wood, 386-
855-1167 (cell) or 386-792-
1508 (home).
"Jeanie," blonde Shep-
ard/mix, 4 years old, female,
weighs 50 pounds, spayed., in
good health and is afraid of
gunshots, but is very friend-
ly. If you have found her,
please call Valerie Hoffman,
386-776-1941.
"Benji," 3 years old, Chi-
huahua, reddish brown with
black and white, male, with
black hair around eyes, neck
and down back and has white
tips on feet. He is small,
weighs about 15 to 20
pounds, neutered, in good
condition and is friendly,
wonderful dog. Lost from
US 90 by Blue Springs turn
off. If you have any informa-
tion on this dog, please call
Crystle Bishop, 850-971-
5456.

*Part of Diamonds in the
Ruff Program. Dog or cat is
offered for a $30 adoption
fee.


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It seems that for years the medical community has been
warning the public about the potential for a superbugg" to form
a bacteria that is resistant to the majority of antibiotics
currently on the market. Still, many parents and even
doctors understand the risk but fill antibiotics prescriptions
anyway.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), virtually all significant bacterial infections in the world
are becoming resistant to the antibiotic treatment of choice.
There are even bacteria that resist single, double, or multiple
antibiotics, making treatment and the threat of a superbug even
more real.
Ear Infection Woes
Recently, researchers have discovered a strain of bacteria
resistant to all approved drugs used to fight ear infections in
children, according to an article published in the Journal of the
American Medical Association (JAMA). Two pediatricians
discovered the drug-resistant ear infection strain after
performing tympanocentesis (ear tap) on children whose ear
infections did not clear up with the general course of
antibiotics. The ear tap process involves puncturing the ear
drum and draining fluid. Subsequent testing of the fluid can
determine the bacterial strain causing the infection. The
children who were not benefitting from antibiotics were found
to have a superbug named 19A. The bacterial strain could only
be killed by the antibiotic levofloxacin, a medication not
approved for use in children. Desperation mandated the doctors
treat the children with the powerful antibiotic rather than have
them face further illness or permanent hearing loss.
Resistant Staph
Drug-resistant staph infections have been in the news as of
late, again drawing attention to superbugs. Staph infections;
which range from urinary tract infections to bacterial
, pneumonia are caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus
(S. aureus). In the 1940s, staph became resistant to penicillin.
Today S. aureus is resistant to all but some of the most lethal


antibiotics. There are even reports that the most powerful
treatment is no longer effective.
Stopping Superbugs
For years experts have been warning that doctors need to
determine if bacteria is at play with regard to illness before
prescribing antibiotics. It's now recommended that they go even
further to determine the strain so that the proper antibiotic can be
used. Antibiotics should not be prescribed for illnesses such as
colds or the flu for "comfort sake," because these are viruses and
are unaffected by antibiotics.
Task force agencies chaired by the CDC and the FDA continue
to educate and find ways to combat drug-resistant bacteria. The
success of the plan known as the Public Health Action Plan to
Combat Antimicrobial Resistance depends on the cooperation
of many entities, such as state and local health agencies,
universities, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies,
healthcare professionals, agricultural producers, and the public.
How Resistance Happens
Bacteria reside all around us. Many are helpful and not at all a
danger. Some are capable of causing serious infections.
To treat bacteria-caused infections, antibiotics must halt or kill
the growth of bacteria. Some bacteria have developed resistance
to antibiotics naturally over time. Others have become resistant to
drugs other-ways. Many develop resistance to certain drugs
spontaneously through mutation. Mutations are changes that
occur in the genetic material,- or DNA, of the bacteria. These
changes allow the bacteria to fight or inactivate the antibiotic.
Bacteria can also become resistant through exchanging genes
with other bacteria. Rapid growth of bacteria and a sort of
"mating" creates combinations of bacteria that are not affected by
drugs.
If an antibiotic is prescribed and absolutely necessary, a person
should not skip doses or stop taking it as soon as they feel better;
they should complete the full course of the medication.
Otherwise, the drug may riot kill all the infectious bacteria,
allowing the remaining bacteria to possibly become resistant.


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Alapaha River Band of Cherokee, Inc. Food Source
Pantry Friday, noon-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30
p.m. for those who are in need of food at: The Tribal Office,
2743 NW 61st Ave., Jennings. If anyone needs food at any
other time Monday through Friday, it will be by appointment
only. If food is needed in an emergency, please call: Chief
Georgie "Eye of Eagle" Burke 386-938-4843, or Vice Chief
Joan Thomas "Walk With Spirit" Nelson 386-938-3609.
Al-Anon Family Group-Live Oak Mondays, 7:30 p.m. at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, across from Suwannee County
Coliseum. Info: Pat, 386-330-2741 or Carol, 386-362-1283.
Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group now meets with Banford
Al-Anon Group Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at First
United Methodist Church on the corner of Express and Henry
Streets, Branford. Info: Barbara, 386-294-3348; Linda, 386-
935-5362.
Alcoholics Anonymous Branford Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Branford United Methodist Church, Ex-
press and Henry St., Branford. Info: 386-963-5827.
Alcoholics Anonymous Jasper Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
Jasper Library, 311 N. Hatley St., Jasper. Info: 386-963-5827.
Alcoholics Anonymous Live Oak Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays, 8 p.m., Precinct Voting Building, Nobles Ferry
Road, Live Oak. Info: 386-688-6037.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mayo Group Sundays, Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Manna House,
Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-674-6424.
Alcoholics Anonymous Trinity Group -. Monday, 7-8
p.m.; Jasper Library; Info: 386-963-5827.
Alcoholics Anonymous White Springs Courage to
Change Mondays, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, White Springs.
Info: 386-397-1410..
American Legion Post 107 BINGO every Tuesday,
games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; smoking permitted; public invited;
must be 18 or older; Turkey shoot; Saturdays, 12: 30 p.m.; Di-
rections: 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 at
the Pickin' Shed; except during main festival events; Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak; potluck
dinners third Saturday of each month; Info: 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Golden Corral Restau-
rant, Live Oak. Info: 386-362-3200.
Boy Scout Troop 693 Mondays, 7 p.m., Shrine Club, Bass
Road, until further notice. Info: 386-590-6121.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (C.H.E.S.) a
homeschool support group that meets weekly in Live Oak.
Info: e-mail ches3inl @yahoo.com.


Civil Air Patrol Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron
Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the EAA hangar at the Suwan-
nee County Airport, Live Oak. Membership open to children
ages 12-18 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.gainesvillecap.org or www.cap.gov.
Dowling Park Volunteers Saturdays; (1100 hours) 11
a.m.; at 22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Food free to anyone in need Alapaha River Band of
Cherokee,.Inc., a non-profit organization, will give away free
food to anyone in need from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, at Tribal
Office, 2735 NW 61st Ave., Jennings, Florida 32053. Info:
Chief George Burke, 386-938-4843, Joan Nelson, 386-938-
3609, or www.thealapahariverbandofcherokeeinc.com.
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 jenifree@alltel.net.
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.
Healthy Horizons, a chronic illness support group meets
at 6:30 p.m., second and third Thursdays at Christ Central Min-
istries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak. Group discussion, ed-
ucational materials and friendly support provided to enable all
to live to their fullest potential. All who live with a chronic
condition are invited to attend. Open to all members of the
community. Info: Laura, 386-288-8988 or Sean, 386-209-1323.
Home Front Ministries Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Wellborn
Church of God; open to all women; offers spiritual and emo-
tional support to women going through separation, divorce or a
troubled marriage; also, offers individual prayer ministry to
women, regardless of marital status, for healing life's hurts.
Info: 386-963-4903.
,Jasper Kiwanis Club of Hamilton County Wednesdays,
12:15 p.m., J.R. Lee Complex, Jasper. Call for an application,
386-792-3484, 386-755-4896 or 386-792-1110; leave name,
address and phone or contact number.
Lake City Guys & Gals singles group Lake City Guys &
Gals, a singles group, in conjunction with Lake City/Columbia
Department of Parks and Recreation, meets Fridays from 7-
10:30 p.m. at Teen Town Recreation Center, three blocks past
Post Office, next to Memorial Stadium, Lake City. Info: Lorene
Hamilton, 386-984-6071.
Narcotics Anonymous-Branford Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; at
United Methodist Church, corner Express and Henry, Bran-
ford. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with United
Methodist Church. Help Line: 352-376-8008,
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Narcotics Anonymous-Jasper Wednesdays and Saturdays,
8 p.m.; at Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St., NE. Narcotics
Anonymous is not affiliated with Jasper Public Library. Help
Line, 352-376-8008, http://fdt.net/~ncoastna.
Narcotics Anonymous-Live Oak Tuesday, 7 p.m., Thurs-
day, noon and Saturday, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist
Church, 311 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak. Narcotics Anony-
mous is not affiliated with First United Methodist Church.
Help Line, 352-376-8008, http://fdt.net/~ncoastna.
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.;
Closed sessions. Info: Lee Devore, 386-294-3220.
Over Eaters Anonymous Mondays, 11:35 a.m.-12:50
p.m., at Suwannee River Regional Library, 129 South, Live
Oak. We care. Info: 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meeting Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; at Old
Nettie Baisden school next to the football stadium.
Square Dance 7 p.m., Thursdays at John H. Hale Commu-
nity Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE Duval St., Live 'Oak.
Learn to square dance, it's fun, meet new friends and get great
exercise. First lesson free. Ralph Beekman, caller. Info: 386-
752-2544 or 386-963-3225.
Suwannee River Riding Club,- Membership fpe $25 per
year. Team roping first and third Friday night. Speed events
first and third Saturday night. Info: 386-935-2622.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. free activities
for seniors Monday-Friday, free full lunch and bus pickup for
seniors in Suwannee County. Other free activities at 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, including free BINGO with prizes and at 11:30
a.m. free full lunch; Located at. 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Live
Oak. Info: Bruce Evans, 386-362-1164.
Suwannee Valley Barbershop Chorus Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,
Crapps Meeting Room, Suwannee River Regional Library, US
129 South, Live Oak; Info: Fred Phillips, 386-362-1886.
TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 662; Thursdays;
meeting 9 a.m.; at Live Oak Community Church of God, 10639
US 129 South, Live Oak; Affordable weight loss support
group. Info: Pat, 386-935-3720 or Sherry, 386-776-2735.
TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 798;. Wednes-
days; meeting 9 a.m.; at Live Oak Community Church of God,
10639 US 129 South, Live Oak; Affordable weight loss support
group. Info: 386-362-5933.
Vagabond Squares-square dancing 7 p.m., Thursdays, at
John H. Hale Community Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE
Duval St., Live Oak. Learn to square dance, it's fun, meet
new friends and get great exercise. First lesson free. Ralph
Beekman, caller. Info: 386-752-2544 or 386-963-3225.
Weight Watchers Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St.
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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, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Alzheimer's Support Group third Thursday (except De-
cember) 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., Sister's
Restaurant, Branford.
American Legion Post 107 The Harry C. Gray II Memor-
ial American Legion Post No. 107 business meeting, first
Thursday at noon and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at 10726
142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue Lake Road), McAlpin. This is
to accommodate both those who cannot travel after dark and
those who work during the day. Info: Richard Buffington, 386-
364-5985.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 first Saturday;
10 a.m.; Harry C. Gray II Memorial American Legion Post No.
107, 10726 142nd Rd., Live Oak. Info: Pat McLauchlin 386-
362-3524 or Tanya Lees 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Well-
born Masonic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown Wellborn; Info:
Gerald McKean, 386-963-5901.
i Bluegrass Pickin Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin -
first Saturday, 7 p.m., Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SWi
80th Ave., Trenton. It is free to the public, in a nice, air-condi-
tioned building. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Branford Camera Club third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.; Bran-
ford Library; second Thursday; Note: no August or December
meeting; Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.
Chamber of Commerce Suwannee County second
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info:
386-362-3071.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Tri-
umph 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.-1 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 Tues-
day; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
3071.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408-Tiger, Wolf, Bears and Webelos
dens (grades one five) every Tuesday, Aug.-May only; at
First Baptist Church, Live Oak; 6:30-8 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 second
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) first Tuesday,

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5:30 p.m., Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Street,
Live Oak. DART helps out with pets, livestock, horses, birds
and all animals during natural disasters. Volunteers needed.
Info: 386-208-0072.
Dowling Park Volunteers first Saturday; 1100 hours (11
a.m.); 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 Chapter of the American Busi-
ness Women's Association second Thursday; 6 p.m.; loca-
tions change; Info: Sandy Harrison at 386-754-0434 or 386-
752-0516.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park second Tuesday;
10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; Next birding walk is Saturday, Dec. 15. Bird-
ing walks for 2008 will be held these Saturdays only: March
15, April 19, Sept. 20 and Oct. 25; meet at park 8 a.m.; bring
water, binoculars and favorite bird ID book; wear comfortable
shoes or boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info: Membership
Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net
or 386-'302- 2746, fosrsp@surfbest.net.
Ft. White Quilt Sisters last Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, at Ft.
White Town Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill levels are
welcome to join us for a relaxing time of fun, fellowship and of
course quilting. No dues or fees required just the love and de-
sire 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: Peggy Rudser, membership specialist, 212 N. Mari-
on Ave., Suite 230, Lake City, FL 32055, 386-758-3230 or toll-
free 866-295-1727.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive 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 Com-
plex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald, 386-938-4911, mcdon-
aldgl@alltel.net
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners first Tuesday,
9 a.m., and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County Commissioners'
Board Room, courthouse, Jasper.,
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. first
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse
annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council on Aging, Inc. needs volunteer
drivers; home-delivered meals program; Info: Mazel Spencer;
1509 S.W. First Street, Jasper, 386-792-1136.
Hamilton County Democ-
ratic Party 7 p.m., second
Monday, Jasper Public Li-
brary. All registered Democ-
rats are invited to come. Info:
Rhett Bullard, 386-303-2039.
Hamilton County Devel-
opment 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 meet-
ing 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.
Hamilton County Plan-
ning and Zoning Board -
second Tuesday, 6 p.m.;
Hamilton County Board of
County Commissioners meet-
ing room, Hamilton County
Courthouse, Jasper; open to
the public.
Hamilton County Riding
Club first Saturday; 5 p.m.,
meeting-games; Hamilton
County Arena, Jasper; third
Saturday; 5 p.m.; trail ride- .
dinner, location announced at .' .
the first Saturday meeting; ..
new members welcome; Info: '
386-792-2725.
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
www.firn.edu/schools/hamil-
ton/hamilton.
Hamilton County Tourist 7 "
Development Council sec-
ond Wednesday; noon; 1153
US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper
(courthouse annex); Info:

Health Talks third Mon-
day, 5:30 p.m. GFWC L.v r-.. "
Woman's Club of Live Oak,


in conjunction with the '
Suwannee County Health De- AI
apartment, offers health talks at Al -
the Woman's Club on
Eleventh Street in Live Oak. 'Per perso
Each session will last approx-
imately one hour and will al-
low time for questions and an-


swers. There is no charge. The schedule for 2007 will include
talks on weight loss, heart health, shingles and bioidentical hor-
mones just to name a few. Info: Rita, 386-776-1711.
Healthy Horizons, a chronic illness support group meets
at 6:30 p.m., second and third Thursdays at Christ Central Min-
istries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak. Group discussion, ed-
ucational materials and friendly support provided to enable all
to live to their fullest potential. All who live with a chronic con-
dition are invited to attend. Open to all members of the com-
munity. Note: No meeting Nov. 22 in observance of Thanks-
giving. Info: Laura, 386-288-8988 or Sean, 386-209-1323.
Home and Community Educators (HCE) first Wednes-
day, 9:30 a.m., at Suwannee County Extension Office, Colise-
um Complex, Eleventh Street, Live Oak; new members wel-
come; Pleasant Hill-second Monday, at 10 a.m.; McAlpin
Community Center, McAlpin; Formerly known as Pleasant'Hill
Home Extension Club. Short business 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.
Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley second
Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Columbia County Senior Services, 480 SW
Oleander Glen, behind the Department of Transportation Dis-
trict 2 offices on Marion Street in Lake City. United Way of
Suwannee Valley serves as the lead agency for the Homeless
Services Network of Suwannee Valley, which serves the coun-
ties of Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette and Hamilton. The net-
work includes agencies and individuals interested in the ser-
vices available to those who are homeless or threatened with
homelessness. Agency representatives, individuals, homeless
and formerly homeless, with an interest in the needs of those
who are experiencing homelessness or are threatened with
. homelessness are encouraged to attend.
Humane Society, Suwannee Valley Animal Shelter sec-
ond 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 remodeling completed.
Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Jasper City Council Meeting second Monday; 6 p.m.;
Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meeting second and fourth Tuesday, 7
p.m., Roosters Diner. Info: Bob Clark, 386-792-9328.
Jennings Town Council Meeting first Tuesday; 7 p.m.;
Jennings Town Hall.
White Springs Town Council Meeting: third Tuesday; 7
p.m.; White Springs Town Hall.
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild fourth Wednesday, in
Lake City; for, anyone interested in quilts and the art of quilt-
ing; the quilting public is invited. Info: Sandy Lindfors, presi-
dent, 386-362-6850, riverfolk@alltel.net or Joan Murray, 386-
758-5980.
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ty Hicks, 386-963-4205; Pam Nettles, 386-963-1236.
Lion's Club second Tuesday and fourth Tuesday; 7 p.m.;
Farm Bureau meeting room; Info: Richard Tucker, 386-963-
4577.
Live Oak Artist Guild first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; 213 NW Sec-
ond St., Live Oak; Info; 386-364-5099 or Linda Ruwe, 386-
362-0985.
Live Oak Garden Club Sept.-May; Morning Glories-third
Friday; Night Bloonrers-third Tuesday, 1302 S.W. Eleventh
Street, Live Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens first Monday; 10:30 a.m.; Exhi-
bition H Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,
Live Oak; escorted tours, prices vary; Info: Walter and Char-
lene 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 sec-
ond Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop,
south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison County; Info: toll-
free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812, www.geocities.com/suwan-
neehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee County Recreation Board second
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.; Marvin 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 Saturday; 8
a.m.-1 p.m.; Space-first-come, first-serve basis, $10 each; Vil-
lage Square shops open; Info: Lodge Office 386-658-5200.
McAlpin Community Club second Monday; 7 p.m.; cov-
ered dish dinner first, everyone welcome; purpose to acquaint
members of the community of services available in the county;
Info: Grant Meadows Jr., 386-935-9316 or Shirley Jones, 386-
963-5357; building rental: Kristie Harrison, 386-364-3400.
MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) fourth
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Elks Club, Lake City; former and pre-
sent officers meet for dinner and program; Info: Dennis Tark-
ington, 386-719-7092 or Tandy Carter, 386-719-9706.
MOMS Club second Wednesday; 11:15 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, go West on US
90 seven miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2 miles from the Colum-
bia/Suwannee County line, 12 miles from Live Oak; Info: 386-
397-1254, MOMSClubofLiveOakLakeCityFl@alltel.net
National Active and Retired Federal Employees
(N.A.R.F.E.) Association third Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.; at 628
SE Allison Ct., Lake City; guest speakers; all present and re-
tired federal employees invited; Info: Miriam Stanford, 386-
755-0907; 386-755-8570, purvislkcty@aol.com; or 386-752-

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North Florida Chapter of Newborns in Need first Satur-
day; 9: a.m.-4 p.m.; in the small conference room at Suwannee
River Regional Library, 1848 US 129 South, Live Oak.. Please
join them if you crochet, knit, sew, serge or can cut out or pack-
age. Help them take care of the premature babies in our area.
Info: Mabel Graham, 386-590-4075.
North Florida Conservation and Airboat Alliance second
Tuesday; 7 p.m.; John H. Hale Community Park & Recreation
Center, 215 NE Duval St., Live Oak;-all meetings covered dish;
airboaters and sportsmen working to keep public lands and wa-
terways open for everyone to use and enjoy. No December
meeting. Info: Chris Aue, 386-658-1092 or e-mail pattyan-
nwood@realtyagent.com.
North Florida Hope Share second Tuesday, 6 p.m.,
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Division Training
Room, (old Mastec building), 1902 NE Duval St., Live Oak.
Non-profit support group for grieving parents and family mem-
bers. Light refreshments served. Info: Missy Norris, 386-364-
3789 or 386-364-4064.
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 Hos-
pital, 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 different projects for the
community. Visitors are always welcome. Info: Donna Wade,
president, 386-963-3516, or Barbara Parks, 386-362-3044.
Remembering the Loss of Your Baby first Thursday;
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hospice of North Central Florida, North
Building Counseling Room, 4305 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville;
open support group for families who have experienced the loss
of a. baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey, 352-692-5107, toll-free 800-
816-0596.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Ad-
vent Christian Village Dowling Park trained volunteers
help elders and their caregivers in Dowling Park area of
Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health in-
surance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs and eligibility requirements; free; Info: ap-
pointment 386-658-3333 or 386-658-5329; Florida Depart-
ment 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, at Branford Public Li-
brary, 703 NW Suwannee Ave., Branford; trained volunteers
help elders and their caregivers Branford area of Suwannee
County to understand Medicare and other health insurance pro-
grams make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro-
grams and eligibility requirements; free; no appointment neces-
sary. 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 Assis-
tance 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 pro-
grams make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro-
grams and eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Depart-
ment 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 in-
surance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-
tion 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 -
White Springs first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Li-
brary, 12797 Roberts Street, White Springs; free; trained vol-
unteers 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 Af-
fairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30
p.m.
Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association sec-
ond Monday; 7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water Management
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 Animal Control Governing Board at
5 p.m., second Tuesday at Suwannee River Regional Library,
1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Public invited. Info: 386-364-
1860.
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee -
dinner meeting, first Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. for dinner, meeting 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 Thurs-
day; 6:30 p.m.; Farmers Co-op meeting room; Info: Herb
Rogers, 386-362-4118.
Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce second Thurs-
day; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
3071.


Suwannee County: Council for Progress of Suwannee
County second Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Conservation District third Thursday,
7 p.m., at Suwannee River Water Management District Office,
US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak. Open to the public. Info: District
Office, 386-362-2622, ext. 3.
Suwannee County Development Authority second Tues-
day; 5:30 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
3071.


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: Wal-
ter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-2241.
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) meets at 6 p.m., third Tuesday, in the media
center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
Live Oak. All interested parties are welcome to attend..
Suwannee High School (SHS) Band Boosters second
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., in the band room at Suwannee High
School, Live Oak.
Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society third Tues-
day; public library, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901.
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin first Saturday, 7 p.m.,
Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton. It is
free to the public, in a nice, air-conditioned building. Info:
Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Suwannee Valley Builders Association second Thursday;
6 p.m.; Farm Bureau meeting room, 407 Dowling Ave., Live
Oak; $5 per person for meal and meeting.
Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society first Thursday; 7
p.m., Wilbur St., Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9
a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Info: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Huimane Society Animal Shelter sec-
ond Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop, south
entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison County; Info: toll-free
866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812, www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin first Saturday, 7 p.m.,
Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton. It is
free to the public, in a nice, air-conditioned building. Info:
Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
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 Fair-
grounds, Lake City.
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Suwannee County quarter-
ly, Info: Mary Jordan Taylor, 386-362-2708, ext. 232.
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 lo-
cation to be announced. Spiritual-Social-Educational-Econom-
ic Development. Save our children! Unite in Christ Jesus-Em-
powerment. 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 Cen-
ter Conference Room; a shelter and outreach agency for victims
of domestic violence; Info: 386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community Association (WCA) second Thurs-
day; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Community Center; Info: Bonnie Scott,
386-963-4952, 386-208-1733-leave a message. WCA fund-
raiser to benefit building fund Blueberry Pancake Break-
fast first Saturday; center of Wellborn, Andrews Square; blue-
berry 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 4th Ave., Wellborn; Info: Bruce or
Jane, 386-963-3196.
The White Springs Folk Club 2007-2008 season features
performances by well known artists at Telford Hotel, River
Street, White Springs. Dinner and lodging are also available,
call 386-397-2000 for reservations. Concert room opens at 6:30
p.m. A reception, drawing and intermission performance ses-
sion featuring local/regional performers will follow. Cost:
$12.50 per person at the door, performance and reception. Info:
Club, 386-397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday at noon;
1308 llth Street, Live Oak.


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,ith p.:.r-,d on ihe ba.:k i`5,000 MLS 63041 Cirt Goid bu t l SrA.I N) MLS 62'q.4 Call Ka)
Call Piul., L rrc.-,e h' 2331973 Pre,t 386-?B.0SSs8


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TOO CLOSE TO YOUR NEIGHBOR,' Comsr
en,' ihin country 5 acres ith pa-ed tronige
570.t0 10' MLS 634189. Call Linda R.Adenrberr,
3 -6.5i -0275 .,.., -


SMALL COTTAGE i MOBILE HOME ON 1.92 ACRES In Pickell Lake Subahmsion Large oak
trees and picturesque view of the lake make Inis property ideal for a peaceful weekend getaway or
your lulure itle-Lbul home A channel rur.i from the back of the property to the lake Look across
ihe bac:k yard and see a beautiful cypress pond For an aadea bOnus there is a 2 bearoom 1 bain
mol.iie rome wrich could be rented oul Also. iis property ,s suDd3iwdaDie into tro parcels Please
bring all reasonable offers $120 000 MLS63718


RARE OPPORTUNITY to purchase a Tara Trace Unit. This 2/2 with 3+ ACRES and a 1996 triple-w ide Palm Harbor mobile home over
an enclosed glass back porch is immaculate! Convement to town and 2000 sq ft of hI ing space, large deck w ith handicap access, workshop.
located across from Shands Hospital. $155,000. Call Dick Calviti. storage shed, gazebo with fish pond/water fountain on front comer of
364-8497 NLS#59619 large lot. $135,000. Call Sandra Jerrells at 364-8133 NLS#61476


REDUCED- 23 acres of country li\ ing on a paved road (CR 320)- near
Ma o. Enjoy this quite country acreage. $129,995. Call Sherrel McCall.
688-7563 MLS#62465
OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS- This Sub sand ich shop is located
near the courthouse. Great location. For sale $122.500. Call Ronnie
Poole for details 208-31 75 MLSH62050
JUST REDUCED- Charming 2'1 home on 4 acres in the O'Brien area,
with a MH for investment income or family. Property is close to SRWMN
property with miles of trails for horse riding Property fenced for horses
with a small stall. This area of county is close to many springs popular
with divers. Seller is highly motivated. $89.500. Call Dick Cal itt 364-
8497 or Ric Donosan 590-1298 NLS#62803
VERY SPACIOUS 3BR..'2 1 2BA home. 2 story with two bdrm & bath
upstairs Master bdrm & bath %%ith walkin closet downstairs. Open
kitchen overlooks the dining room and living room wt beautiful FP.
Wraparound porch. 2 car garage Mith large bonus room above. On 5
acres fenced and cross fenced. Additional 5 acres available. $329,000.
Ric Donovan, 590-1298 MILS#62604
BEAUTIFUL wooded I acre lot in Retirement area- located near public
boat ramp to the Suwannee River. Additional lot available $S13.000 each.
Call Sandra JerreUs, 364-8133 MLS#


JUST REDUCED. 13+ ac. mini-estate makes relaxing easy w/ ranch
style antique brick (metal roof), 3/3 2748 sqfl formal LA, DR, family
room w/ FP, den, screened back porch, fedced pastures, large pole
barn w/ trees. $319,000. Call Glenda McCall, 208-5244 MLS#60024


I 1WANNA GO HONIE- to a 3 2 home %ith evtra room for the kids to
play in Also has an office. Very nice back porch area. $200,000. Call
Ronnie Poole 362-4539 MLSH62202
PERFECT GETAWAY on Peacock Lake This cute and cozy 3 I MH
has it all. There is a 4x4l1.1i ood deck v. an %x2 floating dock a 12-'23
boat shelter and a 10x24 back screen porch. All for $150.000 Call
Glenda McCall. 20i8-5244 or Sherrel McCall, 688-7563. MLS#58653
GREAT PRICE on this 40 acre tract of timberland in Madison Counit
Not far off CR 255. Just $3.500 per acre. Call Syl% ia Newell. 590-24198
NLS#62665
NEAR ITCHTUCKNEE...4 2 2000 Homes of Merit. large kitchen.
den'office, split bedrooms, being sold fully furnished, on four acres in
Forest Land Subdivision. $1 19.900. Call Glenda McCall. 208-5244.
MLSo528i40
AN EXCELLENT BUY! 5+ acres ;ith river access. there is a power
pole and septic on property. $28,000. Call Sherrel McCall 688-7563.
NMLS60865
APARTMENT COMPLEX- 24 units and 12 acres of land near town
$995,000. Call Ronnie Poole for more information 208-3175
MLS#58144 .


LOCATED on a corner lot. This 2/2 home is loaded wi
Central H&A, sm workshop, plenty of parkingL Col
everything don't miss this one. $119,000. Call Ric Don4oan
or Irvin Dees 208-4276 MLS#61585


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pines balance in natural wooD-s Property
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acre buildable lot in sought-after Canoe
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public Doat ramp .nio ine Su*annee River
Centrally locate near ire greatest cave and
spring diving area in Ihe country Jusi up irie
road from me newly upgraded Blue Springs
Stale Park Exellerti investment opportunity
for the savVy buyer $123900 MLS 61293


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Dear Classified Guys,
Christmas is only a few weeks away,
and despite the usual holiday stress
of shopping and writing holiday
cards, I have an additional problem.
For weeks my son has been begging
me for a pet. I could handle it if he
wanted a puppy or a kitten, but he
wants a snake. I told him no way, but
he's been working on me. He keeps
his room neat, gets A's on his math
tests and even takes out the garbage
without me asking I hate the idea of
giving him a snake, but his new atti-
tude and hard work is tempting me to
reconsider. I'm asking you guys if I
should give in because I saw an ad in
the classified offering free pet
snakes. I have to make a decision .
soon, but I'm worried what will hap-*
pen if my son looses interest
in this thing. I certainly
don't want to end up caring
for it. Any ideas? Please
hurry before my son makes me
breakfast in bed and I give in.

Cash: If you cave-in after getting
breakfast in bed, just make sure he does
the dishes too.
Carry: Getting a child to do chores
around the house is never easy, but
your son seems to have found his


motivation.
Cash: And he's carried it over to his
schoolwork, studying to get good
grades. With the holidays right around
the comer, there's no doubt he's pouring
on the good behavior.
Carry:. Your thinking is correct-in
that his accomplishments should be
recognized, but that doesn't mean you
have to give in to getting him a pet
snake. Consider another reward for his
good deeds, like the latest version of
his favorite video game or a trip to the
amusement park.
Cash: As with any pet, you should
think about it seriously before adding
one to your family. People often get in
the mood around holidays and give a


pet as a gift. However, caring for that
pet continues long after the holiday
spirit subsides.
Carry: Now if your son is truly inter-
ested in snakes, don't let your fear pre-
vent you from getting one. It's
important to offer encouragement
regardless of your concerns. Although
snakes are drastically different from a
dog or cat, they can be a great experi-
ence for you and your son. However,
postponing it a few months until after
the holidays may be a good idea to see
if your son's interest continues.
Cash: In the rheantime, enjoy his'
newfound behavior. You never know,
you may wake up to the smell of french
toast.


Snake Doctor
Although poisonous snakes are often
feared, they are proving to be very
valuable creatures. Over a dozen diag-
nostic tests and drugs are derived from
snake venom. Preliminary research has
also found that a natural compound
from some snake venom may prevent
the growth of cancer tumors. Unlike
traditional chemotherapy, these com-
pounds can distinguish between healthy
cells and the bad cancer cells. This has
the potential to ease many of the debili-
tating side effects that go along with
cancer treatment.
Being Unique
Snakes can make great pets, but look
at the different species before getting
one. For first time owners, experts rec-
ommend getting a corn snake, king
snake or ball python. These snakes are
generally gentle with simpler feeding
needs than other species. However, a
proper escape-proof enclosure is essen-
tial for any snake since these creatures
are very persistent at trying to escape.
Just remember that like any pet, snakes
require commitment. With a life span of
up to 20 years or more, you can expect a
pet snake to be around for quite a while.
Got a question or funny story? Call (888) 242-
3644 or write; Box 8246, New Fairfield, CT 06812.


Major Mixup
I thought growing up with rwo sis-
ters w as a challenge, but it's nothing
compared to being a Mom of rwo
boy s.
My first-born Tommy got a pet
snake txwo ears ago when he turned
ten Since I'm not a fan of snakes, he
has to keep the 4-foot python in his
room.
My younger son Jeremv. on]l six.
wanted to keep up with his older
brother, so w e got him a hamster.
Within the first week there %was trou-
ble When I noticed the hamster
missing from the cage, I panicked
and asked Jeremy if it escaped
I calmed down Nhen he said he
knew exactly\ where it was.
However, the panic returned %when he
added, "He %was lonely, so I put him
in % ith Tommy's snake to play."
(ThLks to Alicia H.)



This must be one large mouse cage!

Free to Good Home r
pet moose with cage,
,hamster wheel & water bottle.
hamster hto care .


A II


Lost & Found
LOST WHITE MALE BULLDOG
w/brown ears & brown spots on hind
legs. Friendly, useless hs a, catch
dog. Area lost Stage Coach Rd &
Boys Ranch. Benny ; 386-842-
5311 \
LOST- Two Dogs 1-Black Malq
Labrador (Smoky), 1-Female Hound
Type (Pearl). REWARD $100 EA. *
Please call 386-644-2511 or bring to
18927 104th St. Live Oak.


Special Notices
FirstDay


GROUP FORMING Peace and,
Justice Initiative. The purpose of the
group is to provide a forum to
explore issues of Peace & Justice. Itf
will be through grass root effons, that
an impact on our Nations Priorities
and be redirected. Some 70% of
Americans oppose the War in Iraq
and yet it continues at a cost of 1.6
Trillion Dollars. These monies could
be used to fund human needs. We
intend to focus on this issue and
others. Come join us to explore a
new '"Way Forward". Your
participation is critical, if we are to
have a participatory democracy.
Interested parties contact Milo.
Ramano at 386-362-7640.


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DANIELCRAPPS 164 N. W. MadisMlnStrt, Suite 102
agincytnc- P.aO.Bex3659
Lake(Clly.FL325
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Fax (386) 7S5-S196
E-mn: ward@daMterapps.com
LAND AVAILABLE AT UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICES:
Owndet/Broker
5 ACRE parcels on paved road near Dowling Park $49,000 limited number"
available
5 ACRE parcels west of Live Oak on paved road $79,500 MLS #55171
19.35 ACRES located west of Live Oak, ideal country homesite, only $5,950 per acre
-MLS #55199
10 ACRE PARCELS on paved road in Union County close to Providence with
scattered pines, convenient to Lake City and Gainesville $7,500 per acre
67.9 ACRES UNION COUNTY open land wih. paved and graded road frontage -
ideal homesite $5,500 per acre
237 (+/-) ACRES- UNION COUNTY farm with old farmhouse, pecian or hard and
thinned planted pines. Land use permits 1 dwelling unit per acre on poor, of
property. $5,000 per acre
612.80 ACRES UNION COUNTY located close to Palestine Lake'with planted
pines of various ages, improvements include small brick hose and pole barn. $5,000
per acre owner will divide with price adjustment
For more information on these properties and others in our inventory, call
BAYNARD WARD, CHUCK DAVIS or KATRINA BLALOCK at 1-800-805-7566.
: 410082-F




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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1) Off CR 249: Two acre corner
lot with a 3/2 CH/AC DW mobile
home, kitchen furnished, 12x24
screen porch, 1,660 sq., ft.,
carport. $98, 000.
(2) CR 51: Nice four acre tract on
CR 51 with trees fenced, good
area. Reduced to sell at $45,500.
(3) Jasper: 416 Vickers Court, 3
or 4 bedroom, 3 bath CH/AC
brick home on nine lot. Good
area. $196,000.
(4) Dowling Park: 5 acre wooded
on paved road. Good buy @
$49,900. 6
(5) 161st Road: 9.82 acres in grass
with some nice trees with a 3/4
bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, CH/AC
home with fireplace, kitchen
furnished, containing
approximately 2350 sq. ft. heated
area, 10'x30' storage, good area.
$283,900.
(6) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(7) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. $49,900.
(8) Jasper, FL: Nice 3 BR brick
home in excellent condition,
kitchen furnished will work for
S.H.I.P. $89,900.
(9) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road with
107 ft. on water, elevation survey
buildable, good buy @ $72,000.
(10) Suwannee River: 'Two
wooded lots with 200 ft on the
water, 2 ac. with 4" well septic
and mobile home. Good elevation
Price Reduced $165,000.
(11) Off CR 349: Four acres
wooded, good area on good
county road. Priced to sell @
$34,000.
(12) Off CR 349: 10 acres wooded
with CH&AC log home with
30'x40' pole barn, kitchen
furnished, washer & dryer,
10'x12' storage. Good area.
Reduced to $175,000.
(13) Off CR 247: 10 Acres on
paved road, fenced on 3 sides.
Good location $99,900.
(14) Suwannee River: 1.6 acre
wooded tract with 100 ft. on the


wipter, together with a 3 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath CH&AC DWMH cont.
approx. 1700 sq. ft. with detached
storage. Priced to sell @ $145,000.
(15) Branford area: 15 acres in
good cropland, with county roads
and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27 &
US 129. Reduced to $10,995 per
acre.
(16)43f US 129 South: 13.2 acres
near city on paved road in grass,
fenced, nice pond. Priced to sell at
$8,995 per acre.
(17) Live Oak Area: New' 3
bedroom, 2 bath CH/AC home,
kitchen furnished, parking pad,
sewer & water, will work for
S.H.LP. 100% financing. Only
$112,500.
(18) Peacock Lake: Two lot one
on the lake the other lakeview.
$79,900 for both.
(19) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
comer tract. good exposure.'
Priced to sell at $39,500.
(20) hidden Oaks: 2-1/2 acres
wit a 3/2 CH/AC home
constructed in 2005 cont. approx.
1320 sq. ft., kitchen furnishied.
$155,000.
(21) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at $195,000.
(22) Off C.R. 255: 40 acres in 16
year slash pine on good roa
Priced to sell at $4,500 per acre
(23) Off US 129 South: 1
acres with a 3/2 CH/AC D
cont. approx. 1500 s
$198,200.
(24) Dowling Park Are
acres on paved road, woo
some grass. Priced tl
$135,000.
(25) Suwannee R v
contiguous lots on the .
with 100' frontage, go
road. Have 100 year fl
buy @ $60,000 per lot. !
(26) Near City: 2 ac.
home cont. approx. 1
under roof, kitchen
carport. $83,250.
(27) Luraville Aret ""
Community 15 acre woe
trees, good county road. '
sell @ $5,995 per acre.


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NO, 119,OOO

Completely remodeled 3 bedroom,

2 bath 1,545 sq. ft. home on 2 1/4 city

lots. Fenced in yard with storage

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NICE-LIKE NEW
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3/2 FP $34,900
Extra Clean, 28x60 3/2 $29,900.
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Pets for Sale
YORKIE PUPPIES Avail 1st wk of
Dec. AKC registered. Males $800.
Females $1000. Health Certificates
& Shots.Will hold for Christmas
w/deposit.'386-776-2865
Pets Wanted
Shar-pei Female Needing Mate For
Breeding. I would like to take her to
breeder or need to sell her. Please
call 386-362-6920
Livestock
FirstDay
ANGUS BULLS (2) Reg. 14 mo.
SIRE: KCF Bennett Performer, out
standing DAMS reasonable priced.
Vet Tested. Classy Lady Farms
386-776-2435
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Furniture
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Garage/Yard Sales
YARD SALE Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15
7am ?. Two Family, 968 Hamilton
St, next to Duncan Tire. 2-Recliners,
Rugs, Dishes, TV, Tables, Something
For Everyone.
Apartments for Rent
APARTMENT FOR RENT
2Bd/1.5Ba
Jasper $460 Mo or Live Oak $575.
1st Mo & Sec. Ready to move in.
Sanders Property 386-209-2859

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for the hearing impaired is 1-800-
927-9275

Houses for Rent
HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba .Brick,
In Live Oak. $850 mo, 1st, Last,
Sec. Only serious inquiry pis. Call
386-362-6556 Ask for Amanda
$RENT/OWN$
Jennings 3/2 $675 (2 Acres)
Dowling Park/Mayo 4/2 $750 (1Acre)
O'Brien 3/2 $750 (2 Acres)
24 Hr Info Line
866-877-8661 Ext 207
A BANK REPO FOR SALE! 6/BR
$25,000! Only $199/Mol 3/BR
$27,000! Only $209/Mo!' 5% down
20 years 8% apr. For listings 1-800-
366-9783 Ext 5639

FirstDay
HOUSE FOR RENT 2Bd/2Ba
1900sq Brick House with carport,
large Kitchen lots of counter space,
on pretty 1.5 acres in Live Oak.
Great neighborhood, near new
airport community and town. $850
mo. 1st, last, security. Call 401-369-
2351

FirstDay
HOUSES FOR RENT 2- 2BD/1BA 1
in Live Oak just outside of city limits,
nice yard.1 irf Wellborn close to
interstate 10 & 75. 1st & Sec 0/
references. 386-963-5616.
Mobile Homes for Rent
FOUR BEDROOM, 2 1/2 bath on 1
beautifully wooded acre. Buy for
$85,000, rent for $850 per month.
$1,700 move-in. All brand new
flooring, all appliances included,
decking front and back. In Jasper.
Call Sara, 386-362-1372 or 772-342-
4936.

FirstDay
MOBILE FOR RENT Single Wide
.3Bd/2Ba in Wellborn, $400 mo,
$200 Sec. Call Wilbur 386-963-3667


FirstDay
MOBILE FOR RENT 2Bd/2Ba
w/jazzuci, Suwannee River Mobile
Estates $600 mo w/$300 deposit.
386-842-5566
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT 9 miles
West of Mayo, 3BD/1BA Laundry
Rm.
.$425 mo Pets $25 additional, Sec
Dep. 6 mo lease and rent application
required. 386-294-2943


Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for

Larry Olds

386-362-2720
324377-F




Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

-by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720


MViUBILE EUvivI run nc=' i
Available 12/15, 2Bd/2Ba, Laundry
Room, Covered Car Port. $450 mo,
Pets $25 Extra, Sec, 6 mo lease,
rental application required. 386-294-
2943
FirstDay
MOBILES FOR RENT 2 & 3
Bedroom, Large Mobile Park in Live
Oak from $500 $650 mo. Available
immediately. Call John 904-364-3793
or Bill 916-628-0590.

FirstDay
MOVE IN SPECIAL 2 & 3 BR
starting at $300.00 to $350.00 a
month plus deposit. Please call (386)
364-7660 for more details.

FirstDay
SWMHs-2 available in Live Oak, FL.
3BD/2BA. 1st mo rent & last to move
in. Call 386-938-5657 for more info.

Vacation Rentals
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$39,900 Motivated Seller wants
quick sale. Ideal Climate, situated
near Watts Bar Lake just outside
Knoxville, TN, Spectacular Views,
Privacy. E-Z terms. Call: 866-444-
5253
Office Space for Rent
FirstDay
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Great location near school, next to
The Dance Shop in Live Oak.
*386-362-1906
OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT. Located
in Live Oak for rent. For further
information call Poole Realty at 386-
209-1766
Homes for Sale
A BANK REPO FOR SALE! 6/BR
$25,000! Only $199/Mo! 3/BR
$27,000! Only $209/Mo! 5% down 20
years 8% apr. For listings 1-800-366-
9783 Ext 5597
LOVELY 4BR, 21/2BATH, 2400
square foot home on approx. 2 acres
in Perry, Fla a small rural town
approx. 50 miles SE of Tallahassee.
Beautiful pool and patio area with tall
privacy fence, gazebo with hot tub.
Reduced ,- $239,000. Call 386-658-
3378 or cell 386-208-2589. (fsbo)
MIAMI-DADE 4Bdr/3Bath, $79,500.
This Foreclosure Priced To Sell Now!
800-774-0533.
NEW HOMES GREENVILLE, SC
Owner Financing.
4.75%lnt./5%Down/From .. ,.-$120k-
250k. Immediate Occupancy. Call
(888) 862-3572 or
www.towerhomes.com


Mobile Homes for Sale
FirstDay
FLEETWOOD 1989 14X76 3Bd/2Ba
Very Clean, Fireplace
$10,500 (850)879-7095 / 973-2353

DESTINY 1992 28X56 4Bd/2Ba
Large kitchen, Separate dining room
$17,500 (850)879-7095 / 973-2353

GENERAL 1996 14X52 2Bd/1Ba
New Arrival, late model
$8,500 as is (850)879-7095/973-
2353
HUNTINGTON HILLS
SUBD.
Live Oak, FL 1999 Fleetwood
singlewide 924 square feet
2 bedroom 2 bath 2 acre lot,0
porch, shed, fenced. $61,000
Contact Darrell
(h) 386-208-8042
(c) 352-283-6581


-FOR RENT-
2 or 3 BR
Singlewide
mobile home,
Central H/A.
First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer &
garbage included.
No pets.
386-330-2567
324485-F


FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.,
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE

INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
324464-F


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- MOBILE HOME Fleetwood 14X76,
1989, 3Bd/3Ba, Very Clean,
Fireplace. $10,500 (850) 879-
7095/973-2353

MOBILE HOME Destiny 28X56
1992 4Bd/2Ba Large kitchen,
Separate dining room. $17,500 (850)
879-7095/973-2353.
MOBILE HOME HANDYMAN
SPECIAL. 3Bd/2Ba DW on 5
gorgeous oak shaded acres. Owner
financing NO DOWN PAYMENT Only
$719 mo, Total'$69,900. 352-215-
1018
WHY RENT? I can sell you a new
quad plex modular home, rent one
side out and LIVE FREE!

CASH TALKS I love cash deals, and
will give you the very best price on
New or Used MOBILE HOMES. I
really want your business 386-719-
0044

REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME
2007 3Bd/2Ba doublewide $500.
down $396.58 per month.
INCLUDES setup, skirting, steps and
a/c 386-365-5129

OWN A NEW Manufactured Home or
MODULAR home for as little as
$500. down 386-288-4560

TWELVE PERCENT RETURN ON
YOUR MONEY! GOOD
MORTGAGES FOR SALE (NO
BROKERS PLEASE) 100%
BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
STEVE @ 386-365-8549

FIRST TIME BUYERS PROGRAM
$2,500 DOWN AND $650 PER
MONTH! NO CREDIT NEEDED
FOR APPROVAL! 386-288-4560

NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOMES 900
to 4,000 sq ft. SINGLE OR 2 STORY
$2,500 DOWN! 386-303-1557

THREE BED/TWO BATH 10%
DOWN $595 MONTH OWNER WILL
CONSIDER FINANCING 386-288-
4560

LAND HOME PACKAGE $0 DOWN
If you want a new home and have
OK credit 5.875% FIXED RATE
w.a.c. 386-303-1557

FACTORY DIRECT PRICES
ON MOBILE AND MODULAR
HOMES CALL RICK 386-719-0044
Move in FAST! New Modular
3Bd/2Ba. Home on land 20% down
and ONLY $836.51 mo. 386-288-
4560

FOR SALE 2bd/ 2ba home on 1 full
acre, paved frontage, fenced-in yard,'
covered parking, little to no money
down. Call Lynn @ 386-365-5129

SALE sale SALE! New doublewide
4Bd/2Ba $2,500 down and ONLY
$493.77 per mol Includes SET UP,
Central a/c STEPS, skirting, SALES
TAX, TAG, TITLE AND CLOSING
COST! 386-365-5129.

OWNER FINANCE, I only finance


BUSINESSES


FINANCING! Example: NEW 4
Bd/2Ba DOUBLEWIDE home using
your paid for land as equity ZERO
DOWN and $789 per mo. 386-365-
8549.

Vacation Property
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN & RIVER -
New log cabin shell on secluded
mountain, $99,900. Acreage on
scenic river swimming, fishing &
more. Access lots $39,900.
Riverfront $99,900.828-652-8700

Buildings for Sale
OHIO RIVER VIEW 83 Acres w/5
bay building. St. Mary's WV.
$189,900. 260 Acres mostly wooded
w/ 1/2 mile of frontage on the
Muskingum River. $549,000 Owner
Financing. 740-260-2282 *
STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 Only 25x30,
30x40, 40x50, 45x80, 80x150 Mtist
Move Now! Will sell for balance
owed / Free delivery! 1-800-462-
7930 x21

Acreage
A FREE BROCHURE At Western
Carolina Real Estate we offer the
best Mountain Properties in North
Carolina. Homes .and Land.
available.. Call 1-800-924-2635.
www.WesternCarolinaRE.com
ACREAGE IN DOWLING PARK 5
acres, Well, Septic, & Power
Beautifully wooded, paved road
frontage, additl acreage avail. Owner
financing, NO DOWN PAYMENT
Only $719 mo. $69,900 total. 352-
215-1018
COLORADO LAND 5-Acres In
Beautiful Southern Colorado. Skiing,
Fishing, 'Camping and Hunting.
Fantastic Mountain View, Great
Investment Opportunity with $99
Down / Payments of Only
$149/month. 1-800-564-3530
FLORIDA OKEECHOBEE *35ac
zoned mixed use, $2,200,000. *20ac
zoned (28) 1/2-acre homesites,
$960,000. *1.84ac zoned (14)
homes w/docks RIM canal.
Permitted, build now! $1,200,000.
561-718-7162
OWNER FINANCE
3/2 DWMH with family room addition.
on 1 acre. 7852 137th PI. Live Oak,
FL Call 386-867-0048.


GEORGIA Schley Co. 50 AC I
$2,095/AC Planted pine, frontage on '
*two roads, great place to live or hunt.
404-362-8244 St. Regis Paper Co.
www.stregispaper.com


Special interest rates! *1AC.
Beautiful tract $500/down, $96/mo
(7%). *5ACS. $900/down $199/mo
(7.5%): *3ACS. Beautiful pond,
$750/down, $168/mo (7.5%). 270-
791-2538

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
10 Ac, North of Mayo, $80,000
GILCHRIST COUNTY
20 acre, $135,000
SUWANNEE COUNTY
5 acres, $54,900.
OWNER FINANCING
1-941-778-7980 EXT: 7565
www.landcallnow.com

LAKE ERIE ACREAGE Beautiful
5+ acres, ready to build on. County
water. 1 mile to lake Close to
Geneva Ohio. $47,500. Owner
Financing. 330-699-5723
MOUNTAIN MEADOWS in Ellijay,
GA 3+ Acre Level Tracks. Enjoy
Mountain Views and commons Area
on Trout Stream. Starting @ $49,000
Fin. Avail (706) 636-2040.
www.creeksandmountains.com
NC LAND: 43acs. Near Raleigh.
Mile-long huge waterway, 1100sf
Cedar-sided home, 3 homesites
total, deer, ducks, fish, Awesome:
$319,990. We'll Fly You Herel. Pics:
919-693-8984
NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with great
view, very private, big- trees,
waterfalls & large public lake nearby,
$69,500. Call now (866) 789-8535


WEST KENTUCKY Famous
Christian C6unty. 430ac, prime
trophy deer & turkey hunting. Ground
loaded with timber Other large &
small parcels available. 270-703-
7234


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SERVICES


Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1,2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments

<(K4 GO&I II4a.
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY,'11
Equal Housing Opportunity -.


LAKE WOOD

APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom, duplex.
Call 362-3110.
324475-F


Our top driver made $54,780 in 2006 running our
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CALL TODAY! Guaranteed Home Christmas
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Owner Operators Wanted for Long Haul Work.
Pull our 53' Refrigerated Trailer or Yours. 2 Years
OTR Experience and Good DrivingRecord Re-
quired. 100% Fuel Surcharge and Fuel Discounts
passed on to you. Paul Magana (800)274-9076.


NC Mountains 2 acres with great view, very
private, big trees, waterfalls & large public lake
nearby, $69,500. Call now (866)789-8535.

3-35 Acre Tracts near Moultrie, GA. Wooded
acreage with lots ofpavedroad frontage. $8,000 per
acre. CallNorrisBishop Realty @ (22)890-1186.

5000sqft custom built home on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond house, located 10 min-
utes south of Tifton, GA. Great location! Call
Norris Bishop Realty @ (229)890-1186.

BeautifulNC Mountains- Boone, BlowingRock,
Banner Elk. Let the local experts at MAP Realty
find that perfect property for you. (828)262-5655
, or www.maprealtyboone.com.


Homes For Rent


3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $26,300! Only $209/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 6/BR$ 199/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.

HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA $209/mo! 6/BR Fore-
closure! $199/mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs @
8% apr For Listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5853.


Homes For Sale


3BR/2BAForelosure! $26,300! Only $209/Mo!
5% down 20years @8% apr.Buy, 6/BR$199/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5760.


Miscellaneous


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Low taxes, low property tax and no
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SOUTH CAROLINA Gorgeous 3.8
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TENNESSEE Developed 1-6 acre
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Lakes, Golf, Horseback Riding.
Owner financing homesites from
$145 per month. 1-888-811-2168.
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Homesites No state income tax,
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Available. 888-358-1020
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Streams, Cabins. Owner financing.
Call 888-939-2968
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Help Wanted
*MANAGEMENT
*PT/FT SALES
Hibbett Sports is hiring in Live Oak,
Fl. Apply at 6836 Suwanee Plaza
Lane, Live Oak, Fl 32060.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug
testing, www.hibbett.com

FirstDay
CARPENTER-Custom Home Builder
looking for experienced carpenter
(Framing, Trim, Roofing etc) fax
resume to 386-935-2118.
Reference's req. Drugfree workplace
FDLE Check

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED
For regional and over the road
positions. Minimum of 2 years
experience and clean .CDL. Driver's
home every weekend during
seasonal freight, every 10 days
during off season. Late model
Peterbilts and Freightliners. Average
salary $50K to $60K. 'Call 386-364-
3250- or 386-590-1980.

CPA
Candidate wanted. See employment
opportunity at www.liveoakcpa.com.

DIETARY AIDE-PART TIME
Flexible hours. Call Angela Akins at
386-362-7860 or apply at Suwannee
Health Care Center, 1620 E.
Helvenston Street, Live Oak, Fl.
32060 EOE/D/V/M/F

FirstDay
Driver Jacksonville Terminal
TOP PAY for Exp'd Drivers!





HOME EVERY WEEKEND
GUARANTEED!
65% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com

EXPERIENCED CARPET
CLEANING & UPHOLSTERY TECH
Approx. 40 hrz pzr wi evenings, .must know chemicals and
fabrics,, must have good driving
record. 386-362-2244

FirstDay
Drivers Co. & Ind Contractors
Ready to Move?
Come Over to Prime!
Flatbed Drivers
$9271Wk Recent Avg
Strong Freight Network
Blue Cross Insurance
Regional Runs Avail.
888-391-9853
www.primeinc.com

FirstDay
MAINTENANCE MAN WANTED
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 330-2567

FirstDay
ELECTRICIANS
Ace Electric Inc. is looking for
Journeyman Electricians,
Apprentices, and Electrician.
Helpers to work in the Live Oak
area and throughout South GA.
Experience is a plus. Must have
reliable transportation. Competitive
wages and excellent benefit
package. Drug Free Workplace
and EOE. Call Human Resources
at 229-244-9288 to apply or fax
resume to 229-247-6572.


FirstDay
MANAGERS & ASSISTANT
MANAGERS
Seeking highly motivated
employees for the Convenient
Store business for Madison, &
Jasper areas. Offering competitive
salary, weekly pay, Vacation, paid
Holidays, Bonus & 401 K Plan.

Fax resume to Bertie at 229-559-
0516 or call her at 866-539-7685
ext 42 for more information.

-YOUTH SERVICES AIDE
FOR HAMILTON COUNTY

Suwannee River Regional 'Library is
currently seeking applicants for a
regular part-time position of Youth
Services Aide II for the Hamilton
County Libraries. This position will
plan and implement the Youth
Services activities and programs in
Jasper, White Springs and Jennings
under the guidance of the Regional
Youth Services Coordinator.

The applicant must have the ability to
plan, organize and implement youth
activities, and to interact with
children of all ages. -Transportation is
needed and mileage will be
reimbursed.
Minimum qualifications include a
high school diploma, current Florida
Driver's License and experience
working with children. Working
knowledge of basic computer
programs and the Internet is
required. Experience with -audio-
visual equipment, storytelling, puppet
plays, or craft activities is desired.
Salary range is $6.87 $10.31 per
hour depending upon -qualifications.
Retirement, insurance, paid holiday
(pro-rated) annual and sick leave
benefits are included. The position is
for a 32 hour workweek except for
the summer when the position will
become a 40 hour workweek for 12
weeks. Applications may be picked
up at any Hamilton County Public
Library or at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services Department,
224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL
32064; telephone (386) 362-6869.
Applicants are encouraged to submit
resumes, letters of reference, and
ullher t:,,gr.apr iiC l ,riiormal-hn wilr,
Liner 3ppic.aiions All applications
must be returned to the Suwannee,
County Administrative Services
Department in Live Oak. Position will
remain open until filled. The
.Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any qualified employee or applicant
because of race, color, national
origin, sex, including pregnancy, age,
'disability, or marital status. Spanish
speaking individuals are encouraged
to apply.' All applicants subject to a
pre-employment physical.
"Successful completion of a drug test
is a condition of employment."

EXPERIENCED AUTO
TECHNICIAN NEEDED
ASE Certifications and/or dealership
experience a Plus. Competitive
wages, Health and dental insurance,
401K, paid Holidays and sick leave.
Own tools a must. Apply within 1307
Howard Street W.
Gentiva Health Services

FULL TIME MEDICAL
SCHEDULER
To schedule our clinicians for home
care visits. MUST have scheduling
experience in a healthcare
environment, excellent customer
service skills, strong organizational
skills and the ability to multi-task.
This is a professional level position
offering competitive salary and
Excellent benefits available the 1st
months of employment. Only
qualified applicants need apply.
Apply online:
www.gentiva/careers
or call 866-GENTIVA
EOE


FirstDay
Staff Assistant II
Grant Funded
Secretarial work of a varied nature.
First point of contact for current and
prospective Allied Health Academy
students. High school diploma or
equivalent plus three years
secretarial or clerical experience.
Proficient in Word and Excel.
Experience as an assistant to a
manager desired.
Salary: $21,612 annually,
plus benefits,,
Deadline for applications:
Dec.17, 2007.
Special consideration for applicants
with an associate degree or
certificate in.a related area. College
application required. Position details
and
application available on the, web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community .College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone! (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment

FirstDay
MECHANIC
Large Manufacturing Company
looking for an experienced, multi-
functional mechanic. Must be able to
repair a variety of heavy equipment,
knuckle boom loaders, forklifts and
road tractors. Must be familiar with
hydraulics systems, diesel and gas
engines. Must have own tools. Top
dollar will be paid to qualified
individual, 401K, .Insurance, Paid
Holidays and Vacations available.
Apply in person at Corbitt
Manufacturing, 854 NW Guerdon
Street, Lake City, Fl or fax resume to:
Mechanic, 386-758-4523. DFW.

LAKE PARK OF MADISON
Positions Available
Unit Manager (RN/LPN)
RNs/LPNs 8 hr. & 12 hr. shifts
CNAs 3p to 11p Shift
Please apply in person at:
259 SW Captain Brown Road
Madison, Florida 32340
850-973-8277

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associate/sales associate. Send
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Part time General Program Staff: Job
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interacting with children from 6-15
years old, general record keeping,
various other duties as determined
by Unit Director. Minimum
qualifications:
High school diploma and experience
working with youth. Salary range
$7.25-$10.00, 10-25 hours per week,
more during summer.

For more information and to
download employment application
please go to www.bgcncfl.org
Applications should be faxed to Lisa
English, Director -of Operations at
850-838-9033. Interviews to be
conducted very soon!


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OPS PARK RANGER
Seasonal

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park is seeking applicants to fill
a seasonal OPS Park Ranger
Position from January through June
2008. Duties include Maintenance,
Event Setup, Resource
Management, Visitor Services and
other related duties as assigned.
Applicants must complete a State of
Florida Employment Application and
submit it to:

Benjamin Faure, Park Manager
Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
Post Office Box G
White Springs, Florida 32096

Applications may also be faxed to
386-397-4262 or may be hand
delivered to the park. Deadline for
Applications to be submitted 'is
Friday December 28, 2007.

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Positions are available.
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CLERICAL/ All Levels
Fax resume to 386-755-7911 or
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Live Oak, FL

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PT position, pre-schoolers/newly
renovated facility; must be CDA'
certified or willing to obtain
certification.

LPN-Direct long-term care staff
PT/FT positions, nonrestricted FL
License required; experience
preferred.

BOOKKEEPER
FT position for bookkeeper; HS
diploma or equivalent required;
accounting experience and some
post secondary education preferred.
PC experience required w/MS Office
Suite, including database. Must be
detail oriented

* CNA direct long-term care staff
FL certificate required; exp.
preferred.

Benefits include health, dental, life,
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EOE/Drug-Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks
required.
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until 4:00pm., Carter Village Hall,
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has an opening in their mortgage
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banking or mortgage lending
helpful but' not necessary for the
right individual. Excellent computer
skills 'are a priority for data entry.
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chili on bth sio etip is a
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weaiher has armed W\arm
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recipes, each a r%,ist 1on
The traditional., which are sire to surpnse
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Blended organic tomatoes and grccn
chiles add a smooth nchness to Te\as-
Strvle Beef Chill, ihich astes and
looks great served oLer combread
.%edges. Mole Chicken Chili offers a
balanced sa\or. s~weemes: iith hinis
of cocoa and cinnamon. Black Bean and
Chorizo Chili features spki. sausage cut
faith crumbled white Me\ican cheese.
There's also a Vegetinan Tortilla Chili
that pairs fresh ingredients like zucchini
and avocado with the convenience of
canned fire roasted tomatoes in a colorful,
flavorful presentation.
. Whether friends are dropping by on
game day or you want to freshen up the
weeknight dinner rotation there's
something tasty in store for chili fans
of all ages! Visit www.MuirGlen.com
for more recipe ideas.


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Ingredient

You've heard about them on TV
cooking shows and read about
their one-of-a-kind flavor in
food magazines, but what's the big fuss
over fire roasted tomatoes?
Distinct fire roasted canned tomatoes
are a convenient offering in the tomato
aisle. Muir Glen takes its award-winning
organic tomatoes and roasts them using
a proprietary blend of natural hardwoods
in an open-flame seanng and smoking
process to blacken the skins and deliver
a signature smoki ftlaor
"Fire roasted organic tomatoes can
be used in place of regular canned
tomatoes in most recipes where you
want to create a subtle yet rich. smokly
tomato flavor," explained Jennifer
Kalnowski, test kitchen expert for
Muir Glen "They're a flavorful. versa-
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and pasta sauce recipes." Look for
Muir Glen conenienit %hole. diced
and crushed fire roasted tomato arie-
ties at your supermarket or natural
foods store


Texas-SOle Beef Chili
Prep Time 25 Mhiiiuts
Start tO Fuuini I i-ki.n .55 riiiute
I tablespoon olite oil
2 Ib boneless lean bee 'top
steak. Irimmed of lat,
3,4-inch pieces
I medium onion, chopped
2 closes garlic, choppLd
I can (14.5 ozi Muir Glen
diced lomaton, undrai
I can 14.5 oil chopped gru
undrained
I can (14 ozi redurced-sodi
broth
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ello" corn
1'2 teaspoon kosher coarse
1/4 teaspoon ground red pep
(cayenne)
Cornbread wedges, if de
Sliced green onions or cl
fresh cilantro, if desire
1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil
medium-high heat. Add half of
4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequent
browned. Remove from pan. Re
remaining beef. Return all of th
pan. Add chopped onion and ga
2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequent
onions are crisp-tender.
2. Meanwhile, in blender, place toi
green chiles. Cover; blend until
3. To beef mixture in pan, add tom
ture, broth, chili powder, cornm
and red pepper; stir well. Heat 1
Reduce heat to low; cover and
1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, sti
occasionally, until beef is tende
over cornbread wedges; sprinkle
green onions.
5 servings (1 cup each)

Black Bean and Chorizo C
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Start to Finish: 45 Minutes
1 lb chorizo sausage, casino


Light


Mole Chicken Chili
Prep Turim 2I M.inuie,
SSItal i:t r miii -111 M inLtie
I iabhlepoon olie oil
round I 1'2 Ib boneless skinless chicken thighs.
cut into cut into 3:4-inch pieces
I medium onion, chopped
I medium green bell pepper., chopped
2 cloi0C. -arlic, chopped
organic 2 medium jalapetio chiles, seeded.
ined chopped
*en chiles, 2 cans 114.5 oz each) Muir Glen
organic lire roasted diced
um bee' tomatoes, undrained
I.2 cup water
r 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking
meal cocoa or I oz unsweetened
I salt baking chocolate, chopped
pper I tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
sired 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
hopped Roasted salted hulled pumpkin
d seeds (pepitas), if desired
Soft corn tortillas, if desired
over
beef; cook 1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over
Ily, until medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook
repeat with 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until
e beef to browned. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic
irlic; cook and jalapefio chiles; cook 2 minutes,
tly, until. stirring frequently.
2. Stir in tomatoes, water, cocoa, chili
matoes and powder, salt and cinnamon. Heat to
smooth, boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer
nato mix- uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until
ieal, salt chicken is no longer pink in center and
to boiling, chili is desired consistency. Sprinkle
simmer individual servings with pepitas. Serve
ring, with corn tortillas.
r. Serve 6 servings (1 cup each)
e with
Vegetarian Tortilla Chili
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Start to Finish: 45 Minutes


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removed and crumbled, or bulk
chorizo sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 large yellow or green bell pepper,
chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen
organic fire roasted or regular.
diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained,
rinsed
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chiles
in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Crumbled white Mexican cheese
(such as queso fresco), if desired
1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook sausage over
medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until
browned; drain well. Add onion, bell pep-
per and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stir-
ring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-
tender.
2. Stir in tomatoes, water, beans, chiles, chili
powder and cumin. Heat to boiling. Reduce
heat to low; simmer uncovered about
25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until
slightly thickened. Serve with cheese.
8 servings (1 cup each)


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium oni6n, chopped
1 Anaheim or poblano chile, seeded,
chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen
organic fire roasted or regular
diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained,
rinsed
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1 medium zucchini, chopped
3 oz yellow corn tortilla chips
1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled
and chopped
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack
cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over
medium heat. Add onion, chile and garlic;
cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently,
until tender.
2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, water, chili powder
and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to
low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stir-,
ring occasionally. Stir in zucchini. Simmer
uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring
occasionally, until zucchini is tender.
3. To serve, place tortilla chips in individual
serving bowls. Spoon chili over tortilla
chips. Top with avocado, cheese and
cilantro.
6 servings (1 cup each)


Black Bean and Chorizo Chili


Tenai-Stile Beef Chili


Mole Chicken Chili


Vegetarian Tortilla Chili






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10-year-old is dog's best friend; Fifth-grader applies lesson to save choking pet's life
Ten-year-old Tori Grimm's family was cooking Thanksgiving dinner two weeks ago in their New Albany home. Five-year-old
Gizmo peeked with interest over the dog gate in the doorway, until Tori's grandmother tossed him a piece of turkey.


By ERIC SCOTT
CAMPBELL
CNHI News Service
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -
Rarely is a regurgitated
turkey gizzard the
centerpiece of a charming
story. When you add such
characters as the overeager
Pomeranian and the intrepid
schoolgirl, the tale is more
easily swallowed. Ten-year-
old Tori Grimm's family was
cooking Thanksgiving dinner
two weeks ago in their New
Albany home. Five-year-old
Gizmo peeked with interest
over the dog gate in the
doorway, until Tori's
grandmother tossed him a
piece of turkey. "He's not
used to getting scraps, so he
just ate it whole. He just fell
over and started gasping,"
Tori recalled.
'Everybody was yelling'
The family is still struck by
how fast it happened, how
instantly Gizmo was affected
and unable to breathe. But
luckily, Tori moved 'quickly,
too. "Everybody was yelling
different stuff' frantic
suggestions for saving
Gizmo, .such as sticking a
hand down his throat "so I
just gave him the Heimlich
maneuver," Tori said. The
Community Montessori fifth-
grader learned the technique
last spring in a seminar at
school. Tori wrapped her arms
around the stricken dog's
trunk and applied pressure
with her hands, three times in
30 seconds, until Gizmo
coughed up the food and
resumed breathing. No
discriminating diner, Gizmo
reacted predictably. "He just
started chewing," Tori said.
'Very proud'
Tori's experience impressed
her teacher, Heather \\'W hen.
who recalled Tori attended the
Heimlich seminar after
research into the subject
sparked her interest."I think
it's awesome," Wathen said.
"She came in and told me,
and I was just very proud that
she knew enough to even try
the Heimlich maneuver oh her
animal." Gizmo isn't Tori's


Tori Grimm, 10, saved her 5-year-old dog, Gizmo, when he started choking on his.
Thanksgiving treat. Grimm used the Heimlich maneuver she learned at school
when Gizmo started choking on a turkey gizzard. Photo: Kevin McGloshen


only animal, though. He's one
of three dogs, dwarfing a
Chihuahua and a Yorkshire
terrier as well as the four cats
and a rat. Tori said she's
interested in becoming a
veterinarian, having
volunteered at the Floyd
County Humane Society two
years ago. She taught puppies
to sit.
'No more real food'
Gizmo has recovered from
his mijd%\enture. barking and
x heezing himself into' a,
frenzy Wednesday when two
strangers from the newspaper
visited his turf. He's
overweight and has trouble
breathing, but grandmother
Margaret Tyler reported he
seems to have learned a
lesson. "When I hand him his
food now, he takes it a little


slow," Tyler said, chiding
herself: "No more real food
again, Nana broke the rules!"
Tyler, a diabetic, said she's
taught Tori basic medical
techniques that could help her
in an emergency. But as for
CPR, Tori said, "I don't know
it that well." That's bound to
change, since her mother, Jill,
is certified in the life-saving
procedure. Tori has set the bar
high for herself and others
looking to practical atpplh
knowledge from MNontessori
seminars. But if a bizarre
emergency calls for someone
to skateboard and milk a goat,
she'll be ready.

Eric Scott Campbell writes
for The Tribune in New
Albany, Ind. Copyright (c)
1999-2007 cnhi, inc.


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