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H1N1 vaccine available
in Hamilton next week
What, who: Nasal spray for children ages 2-9
years and caregivers of children younger than 6
months of age with no medical problems.
Where: Hamilton County Health Department
When: Thursday, October 22, 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 5 p.m. 7:30p.m.
Saturday, October 31, 8 a.m. 11 a.m.
The Hamilton County Health Department
will begin giving the H1N1 influenza vaccine
next week. Vaccination is the best way to
protect your child and yourself from this
potentially serious disease. There are two kinds
of vaccine one is a nasal spray that is inhaled
through the nose and the other is the shot. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices has recommended that healthy
children ages 2-9 yrs. and caregivers for
children younger than 6 months of age be
vaccinated as part of the first group to be
The nasal spray can only be given to those
who are healthy or have no history of chronic
diseases. If you or your child fits any of these
categories it will be necessary to receive the flu
vaccine injection not the nasal spray. As vaccine
is received notification of additional groups for
vaccination will be provided.
If you have any questions about the vaccine
or vaccination clinics, please call 386-792-1414
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Ginger Selph award
Scenes from the
Hamilton County Fair
See more fair photos inside this edition of the Jasper News.
Faster, you're gaining on him! A scene from the pig scramble.
Grand Champion Award went to Leslie Ann Goolsby, pictured here with
2009 Hamilton County Fair swine show judge Ken Richardson.
Four against one determined pig!
State Representative Leonard
Bembry (D-Greenville) has
announced the Hamilton County
Legislative Delegation will hold
its annual meeting on Tuesday,
Oct. 27 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting
will be held in the Hamilton
County Commission Chambers at
the Hamilton County
Courthouse, at 207 NE 1st Street,
"This is a prime opportunity
for the citizens and public
officials of Hamilton County to
meet with their Legislators and
inform them of what is important
to their community," said
The Hamilton County
Legislative Delegation includes
Senator Charles Dean and
Representative Leonard Bembry.
If any member of the public
would like to address the
delegation, please contact Mickie
Salter in Bembry's office at 850-
973-5630 or email to
v to be placed on the agenda.
Appearance cards will also be
available at the hearing for
anyone who wishes to be heard.
If you are presenting a handout
to the delegation, please have at
least six (6) copies available.
Notice regarding the
Disabilities Act of 1990.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special
accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the office of state representative
Leonard Bembry no later than
seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at 850-973-5630,
The Hamilton County Alcohol and
Other Drug Prevention Coalition was
part of the White Springs Town
Meeting held recently in the South
Hamilton Elementary Auditorium.
About 70 residents turned out to
hear special speakers including Rick
Damon as Alcoholic Beverage and
Tobacco Specialist, Jeremy Cheshire
of the Hamilton County Sheriff's
Office and Community Policing
Program, HCHS Teacher Abbey
Taylor, White Springs Police Chief
and SWAT Coordinator Ken
Brookins, County Judge Sonny Scaff
and youth representatives from
Florida Youth Challenge and their
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Victoria Moore was this year's winner of the Hamilton
County Ginger Selph award at the 2009 Hamilton County
Fair in Jasper. The award was presented to Victoria by
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The main issues
discussed were the
drinking, use of tobacco
and related risk
behavior. The various
each program or
strategy being used to
prevent the problem
and the continued need
of parents and the entire
preventing the spread of
NOPE Alcohol & Other Drug
Narcotic Overdose Prevention & Education
Jasper City Park
For information, contact:
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be very busy
-while seeming to be
.. otherwise. How many
s times have you heard
t White Springs re-
w- nferred to as a "sleepy
little town"? To the
eyes of the casual observer, it may seem to be a
sleepy little town but take a closer look and you will
see that a lot goes on here, and much of it is some-
thing that you could choose to take part in if you
World class musical talent continues to visit our
little town. This Saturday at the Telford Hotel, we're
provided with a unique opportunity to hear a true
master at work, Gove Scrivenor. Gove has made
recordings with John Prine, Dolly Parton, Doc Wat-
son, Marty Robbins, John Hartford, Emmy Lou Har-
ris, Jimmy Buffet and many, many more. It's hard to
understand why this master American guitarist,
singer and songwriter isn't better known. Just let it
suffice to say that Gove is one of the most respected
performers in the business, by his peers and his fans.
Reservations for the 7:30 performance are advised.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center will be hosting
The Suwannee River Quilt Show and Sale on Octo-
ber 16 th h 18, 2009. I'm told that in excess of 200
quilts will be on-t lay. The theme of this year's
Quilt Show is "Ye-of the Child" emphasizing
"passing on the he ige o quilt making."
This event is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Cit-
izen's Support Organization and Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild. Buses are welcome. Admission to the
Quilt Show is $3.00 per person. We are so fortunate
to have the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center here,
lots of interesting programs going on there all the
time, some of them that you might find interesting to
attend, some that you may wish to volunteer for.
This past weekend the Neighborhood Watch of
White Springs had a celebration and open house. I
wish that I could have attended. These folks have a
real interest in our town and are willing to be out
there, visible and involved. Thanks and a tip of the
community hat to the organizers of this event and to
all who attended. To get involved in the White
Springs Neighborhood Watch, call city hall, 397-
I was surprised to see the empty lot where Wen-
dell Hannum had his American Canoe Adventures
(ACA) located. Don't worry, ACA is still in busi-
ness. They have moved out CR25A to their former
location at Swift Creek. Wendell donated his bul-
letin board kiosk to the town and it will soon be put
up in a convenient location to post community infor-
mation. Thanks Wendell for the donation!
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A special Happy Birthday To Gaynell Greene. It's
always a pleasure to see Gaynell because she's al-
ways eager to share a smile and a cheerful word and,
as you know if you know Gaynell, that gal sure does
love her Florida Gators! Happy Birthday Gaynell,
and I'll say this just for you, "Go Gators"!
Yvonne Bryant and a group of ladies celebrated
the birthday of Vicki Elmore recently. Happy Birth-
day Vicki! Vicki works The Hamilton County Co-
operative Extension Service which is a partnership
between the United States Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA), the University of Florida's Institute of
Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and the
Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners.
Their mission is to provide scientific research-based
educational programming and information to
Hamilton County residents in the areas of Agricul-
ture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sci-
ences, and 4-H Youth Development. If you have a
question about your yard, garden, or farm, small or
large, you should call these folks at (386) 792-1276
for some expert advice.
So, once again there is a lot going on in White
Springs, but I can't report it if you don't tell me
about it. Let me hear from you.
FREE ABE and GED Prep Courses
Adults who have
not received a high
school diploma may
register and enroll at
the class site in Jasper
at the JREL Complex,
Building 1, Room 8.
This is your "Second
Chance" to earn a high
Every Wednesday at
1) Need a copy of
your Social Security
2) Students, ages
16-17, must provide a
copy of their with-
drawal form from the
last school attended.
including Locator Test
will take 1 hour.
TABE Class Entrance
Every Thursday at
1) Only for adults
without a high school
2) Must have
3) Test takes ap-
proximately 3 hours
and will start promptly
at 1:30 p.m.
Call Rex Mitchell
(386-792-6571) or Eve-
lyn Davis (386-792-
6529) for enrollment
The Jasper First
will not be open
for the month of
schedule will re-
21st from 1p.m.-
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Room 112 Courthouse 207 Northeast First Street
MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2009
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.
1. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC UNAGENDAED APPEARANCES (*)
2. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
3. 2008-09 CDBG GRANT PROGRAM
4. REPORT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND REQUESTS
5. DISCUSSION OF REORGANIZATION OF BUILDING, SHIP AND LAND USE PLANNING DEPARTMENTS
6. APPROVE BILLS
7. CORRESPONDENCE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
TIME CERTAIN ITEMS
6:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION- PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
6:05 P.M. -
6:10 P.M. COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS STATUS REPORT
6:15 P.M. AMERICAN RENEWABLES LLC AL MORALES PROGRESS REPORT
6:25 P.M. FRANK DARABI- UPDATE/PROGRESS REPORT REGARDING LANDFILL
6:35 P.M. -
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)
NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD: NOVEMBER 3, 2009 AT 9:00 A.M.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAMILTON COUNTY. FLORIDA
OCTOBER 20. 2009
1) MINUTES APPROVE: October 6, 2009 Regular Session
2) DEPARTMENT HEADS ACTION ITEMS:
3) DEPARTMENT HEADS INFORMATION ITEMS:
A) EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES:
1) Operations Report September 20090 file
4) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICES BAILEY BISHOP & LANE:
Invoice No. 13801 NW 38th Street $7,314.81
Invoice No. 13802 CR 152 $20,004.67
Invoice No. 13806 Hamilton County Sports Complex $4.975.00
5) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICE FROM SALSER CONSTRUCTION, INC. AT THE
RECOMMENDATION OF BAILEY, BISHOP & LANE, INC.:
Pay Request No. 4 SR 6/I-75 Wastewater Collection System $100,888.10
6) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICE FROM CALDWELL TANKS, INC. AND THE
RECOMMENDATION OF BAILEY, BISHOP & LANE:
Pay Request No. 4 SR 6/I-75 Water System Project $16,372.70
7) APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE FOLLOWING INVOICES FROM DARABI & ASSOCIATES:
Invoice No. 09-600-01-09 Landfill Monitoring $9,684.00
8) APPROVE FOR CHAIRMAN TO SIGN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR SUWANNEE RIVER ECONOMIC
COUNCIL REGARDING SERVICES FOR ELDERLY CITIZENS.
THERE WILL BE A TEMPORARY DETOUR AROUND A WORKSITE ON C-137,
APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES EAST OF THE C-137 / US 41 INTERSECTION
FROM 7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009.
Oct. 19 & 20 Testing $70.00
You must attend a registration session.
Wed., Oct. 14th 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.
Call Lynn Lee at 386-647-4201
to sign up for registration
SUWANNEE- 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr
HAMILTON Live Oak, FL 32064
TECH NICALCENTER 386-647-4200 4
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Church in Branford an-
nounces its 85th home-
coming on October 18,
2009. Sunday School
starts at 10:00 a.m.,
morning service at 11:00
a.m. with a baptismal
service to follow the
morning service and
then dinner on the
NOTICE, hereby given that the Town of
Jennings, Florida, will consider adoption of
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF JENNINGS TO REPLACE
ORDINANCES 2002-03, 2004-02, AND 2005-
04 INCREASING WATER & SEWER RATES
The Public Hearing to receive the citizen views
and interest will be held at the regular
Council meeting, November 3, 2009, 7:00 PM,
Jennings Council Chambers,
1199 Hamilton Ave. Public is invited.
THERE WILL BE A TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSING OF US 41, APPROXIMATELY 1,500 FEET
SOUTH OF THE C-137/ US 41 INTERSECTION. THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7:00
AM TO 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009. TRAFFIC BETWEEN JASPER, FL
AND WHITE SPRINGS, FL WILL BE DETOURED ONTO C-137, C-132 AND US-129.
grounds, returning to
the church for an after-
noon service. If you have
any questions please call
Pastor Steve Redman at
worship with us.
Poker Run to benefit Donna
Kinard and Big Bend Hospice
There will be a benefit
poker run to celebrate
Donna Kinard's life and
benefit Big Bend Hos-
pice on October 24. Bikes
out at 11:00 a.m. All ve-
hicles encouraged to
make the run. There will
Norris Notes 1
By Lillian Norris
Norris Notes will not be running this week. Mrs.
Lillian Norris will be back next week with her col-
umn. Thank you.
October 16-18, 2009
21st Suwannee River
Quilt Show & Sale
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Ipcated on US 41, White Springs, Florida.
Admission $3 per person.
Fri & Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 9am-4pm
For information or to register call tol free 1-877-635-3655
or visit www.floridastaleparks.org/stephenfoster.
also be drawings for
prizes, raffles, music and
fun. Please call Jennifer
at 850-464-3871 to make
donations for prizes,
or get further informa-
tion on the event.
North Florida Community College
S Back by popular
*-* demand singing
S popular songs from
the 50s, 60s and
beyond. Pure vocal;
Sno instruments are
used to create the
unique blend of
Voices and harmony.
Van H. Priest Auditorium
Tickets on Sale Now!
$12 adults/$6 Child
11/19: DAVIS & DOW JAZZ
12/12: THE NUTCRACKER a
NOTICE IOf CERTIFICATION
Of TAX ROLL
Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida
Statutes, David Goolsby, Jr., Property
Appraiser of Hamilton County, Florida
hereby gives you notice the 2009 Tax Roll
of Hamilton County was certified to the Tax
Collector on the 14th day of October 2009
for the collection of taxes.
David Goolsby, Jr. CFA
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,2009
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
Obituaries Community calendar
Mitchell, 83, passed
away on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 6, 2009 at Bradenton
Hospice House in
Bradenton, Florida after
a prolonged illness.
Mr. Mitchell attended
Hamilton County Public
School and was a mem-
ber of Oak Grove Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
in Bellville, Florida.
Survivors include a
loving son, Charles Pat-
terson (Juanita) of
Bradenton, a special
niece Mannie Mitchell of
St. Petersburg, Florida,
eleven great grandchil-
dren, and other close
The funeral service
will be held on Satur-
day, October 17, 2009 at
2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove
Church in Bellville with
Pastor Desi Nixon offici-
ating. Interment will fol-
low at New Bethel AME
Cemetery in Bellville.
Visitation will be Friday,
October 16 from 6:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at
Oak Grove Missionary
Service of love and
rendered by Charles T.
Hall Funeral Home.
Mr. Joe Herbert
Gilliam, age 73, of Jen-
nings, Florida passed
away Friday, October 2,
2009 at Orlando Region-
al Hospital in Orlando,
FL. Mr. Gilliam was
born in Anderson, South
Carolina in 1936 to the
late Jasper and Abelina
Gilliam. He was a re-
tired auto mechanic. The
Gilliam family moved to
Hamilton County in the
mid 1990's from Ocala,
FL. He was preceded in
death by daughter
Survivors include his
wife, Martha Gilliam,
Jennings; two sons,
Johnny Gilliam, Adel,
GA., and Joe Gilliam,
Ocala, FL.; five daugh-
ters, Brenda Gilliam,
Jasper, FL., Lisa Persell,
April Moore and Betty
Bullock, all of Ocala, FL.,
and Mary Ellen Brown,
Clyattville, GA.; one sis-
ter, Wilma Carter, At-
lanta, GA.; several
grandchildren and great
were held Thursday, Oc-
tober 8, 2009 at Lake
Park Cemetery with
Rev. Keith Sandlin offi-
may be conveyed online
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home was in charge of
Oct. 8-Nov. 6 Artist
John Rice retrospective
exhibit of his work at
Levy Performing Arts
Center in Lake City. Re-
ception at center on
10/8 at 7p.m. Sponsored
by Art Matters, public
invited to attend. Call
386-697-4622 for more
Oct. 16-18 The
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host the
Suwannee River Quilt
Show and Sale. 9am-
5pm on Oct. 16 & 17,
9am-4pm on Oct. 18.
Admission is $3 per per-
son. Call 1-877-635-3655
for more information.
Oct. 17 Suwannee
Valley Humane Soci-
ety's 24th annual pet
show in the Suwannee
County Coliseum at the
Live Oak Fairgrounds.
$1 per entry per contest.
Call 1-866-236-7812 (toll
free) for more informa-
Oct. 17 White
Springs Folk Club pre-
sents Gove Scrivenor,
7:30 p.m. at the Telford
Hotel, White Springs.
Tickets on sale at the
door-6:30 p.m. For more
info or verbal reserva-
tions, call 386-269-0056.
Oct. 20 The Bethel
Church, US Hwy 41 in
Jennings, is hosting the
meeting at 7 p.m. All
churches' ladies are in-
vited to attend. Bring a
salad or dessert.
Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31 -
First Annual Fall Festi-
val, Central Avenue,
Oct. 25 Divonia
Baptist Church, 7563 US
Hwy 129 S in Jasper,
hosts their Homecoming
services at 11 a.m. Din-
ner and singing to fol-
Oct. 27 The Hamil-
ton County Alcohol and
Other Drug Prevention
Coalition will hold a
meeting to discuss the
future of our youth and
the safety of our com-
munity at 9:30 a.m. at
the school board meet-
ing room in the JRE Lee
Complex, 4280 SW CR
152. Public is urged to
Oct. 28 The Lady of
the Lake Quilting Guild
will hold it's monthly
meeting on Wednesday,
October 28, 2009 at 9:30
AM at the Teen Town
533 NW Desoto St, Lake
City, FL. (2 blocks north
of Duval (US 90) on
Lake Jeffery Rd.
Oct. 29 Hamilton
will be meeting at 7:00
at the 1st Baptist Church
in White Springs. All
are invited. Any ques-
tions, call Chuck Fultz
The Jasper Revitaliza-
tion Committee meets
the 3rd Thursday of
each month at 6 p.m. in
the Jasper City Hall.
Bible Baptist Church
opens their clothes clos-
et on the 2nd Saturday
of each month from
lp.m-3p.m. Call 792-
0720 for more informa-
Little Galilee Holiness
Church Gospel Fest
This year's theme
will be "Stomp on the
devil." This event will
be held Saturday, Octo-
ber 24, 2009 beginning
at 3 p.m., the stomping
grounds will be open
for all groups, soloists,
duets, praise teams,
etc. This year's Gospel
Fest is sure to be a day
filled with praise. Let's
get together and really
bruise his head. Don't
miss it, don't miss it,
don't miss it!
And, as if a day of
praise is not enough,
there will be food
available free of
charge. Prizes will be
given away throughout
the event. The event lo-
cation will be Mayo
Town Park. Call Pastor
Jannie Thomas at 386-
294-3675 or 386-965-
On behalf of the Hamilton County Fair Association
we would like to recognize and thank the businesses
who placed a full page ad in the 2009 fair book!
Advantage Home Medical Equipment
City of Jasper
D & S Signs and RCE of Valdosta
Farm Credit of North Florida
First Federal Savings Bank of Florida
Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton County Elected Officials
Hamilton County School Board
Huston Veterinary Clinics
Jasper Hardware & Supply Co., Inc.
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
F PCS Phosphate
S&S Food Stores
Sonny Scaff, County Judge
Suwannee River Peanut
Suwannee Valley Electric
The Jasper News
We would also like to thank everyone who
purchased an ad or gave a donation this year.
By Tracy Deas, Fair Ad Chairperson 554650
7704 to place you or
your group on the ros-
ter for this event. See
you at the Fest!
Jannie Thomas, Pro-
Annie Sellers, Bishop
Eugene Sellers, Co-
FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN
N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Fran Wood
Sunday School....... ........ 10:00 a.m.
Morning W orship..................11:00 a.m .
Prayer Fellowship.............6:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
SR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St.,
Jennings, FL 32053
Sunday School........................1....10:00 a.m.
Morning W orship.... .. ............. 11:00 a.m .
Sunday Evening Worship, Youth Happening
RA's, GA's 6:00 p.m.
Supper 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Discipleship class for adults
Youth activities, Children's Choirs.....6:30 p.m.
Van pick-up upon request
Kalinowski & Harris
Kristopher Cody Kalinowski and Jessie Elizabeth Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Kalinowski of Jasper, Florida are pleased to announce
the wedding of their son, Kristopher Cody to Jessie Elizabeth Harris,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris of Waycross, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Palmer
and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Harris, all of Waycross. The bridegroom-elect is
the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Arlene) Kalinowski of Jasper, and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil McDowell of Everglades, Florida.
Jesse is a 2005 graduate of Ware County High School, Waycross. She
also graduated with an A. S. degree from Waycross College in 2007 and
currently attends Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
Cody is a 2003 graduate of Hamilton County High School and is cur-
rently employed with Ring Container Technologies.
The wedding ceremony will take place on October 17th, 2009 at 2:00
p.m. in Valdosta, Georgia at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. The
reception will follow at The Loft, downtown Valdosta.
All friend and relatives are invited to attend.
Celebrating 119 years!
Jennings United Methodist Church
will celebrate 119 years of service to
the Lord and our community at its an-
nual Homecoming Service on October
18th, 2009. The fellowship hall will be
open at 10 a.m. for coffee, pastries and
conversation. Scrapbooks and other
church memorabilia will be available
for everyone to view.
A "Celebrate Jennings Homecom-
ing" will begin in the Sanctuary at
10:30 a.m. Congregants will be asked
to request favorite hymns for singing
and encouraged to tell of old stories
and memories of former days of the
church. The traditional Worship Ser-
vice will begin at 11a.m. and a "dinner
on the grounds" luncheon will follow
Preparation will begin for next year's
120th celebration with pictures and
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
Sunday School........1.......0:00 a.m.
Morning W orship...................11:00 a.m .
Children's Church................. 11:00 a.m.
Church Training...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening W orship.... ............ 7:00 p.m.
Prayer M eeting.......................7:00 p.m .
CHURCH OF CHRIST
N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
videos recorded for use at next year's
big event. Everyone with ties to Jen-
nings is invited to attend and enjoy the
festivities and participate in the
recordings which will be used in next
year's service. For more information,
please call 386-752-8752.
In the ad placed in the Jasper
News 10/8 edition by the Hamil-
ton County Extension Office enti-
tled 2009 Hamilton County Fair
Swine Buyers, the buyer listed as
Southern Industrial Crane Services
should be Southway Industrial
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST
405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor- Dale Ames
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
., : 1,:, : I' 11 :00 a.m .
Bible Study 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 1-5pm
Si So D*oMlI STIN L
Sunday BURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School...................9:30 a.m. 4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
Morning Worship........................ 10:30 a. m. 938- 1265 a
Evening Worship.........................6:00 p.m. Sunday
Wednesday Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
500897-F Evening Service......................... 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
To list your church on our church directory, please call Nancy at 1-800-525-4182
To place your ad inside
the Church Directory
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pastor: Rev. Parrish Jones, 792-8412
Sunday School ......................... 10:00 a.m.
W worship Service............................11:00 a.m.
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
PO. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
Rectory U.S. 90 E., Live Oak, FL
Sunday MASS 8:00 a.m.
C3HURCH F GO
CHURCH OF GOD
Glen R. Barrs, D.D. Pastor
Church Phone 386-792-HOPE (4673)
Worship & Praise................10:30 a.m.
Classes for Kids.................. 11:00 a.m.
Celebration Praise................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday (FTH)................. 7:00 p.m.
Everyone Welcome! 552202-F
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
Hamilton County 4-H Centennial Poster Contest awards
Florida 4-H Centennial Poster Con-
test had many skilled entries and
were recognized in last week's Jasper
News. This week we want to run the
photos of the top award winning
4-H Junior Best Overall Blue Award went to Jessica Carter, age 9.
4-H Senior Best Overall Blue Award went to Morgan Mester, age 17.
Girl Scout canned food drive filling
our Community with kindness and food
4-H Intermediate Best Overall Blue Award went to Lindsey Hughes, age 13.
(rJreast Friends Forever"
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Breast Cancer Awareness
How does ANY
my Breast Health?
Tuesday, October 27th
Jasper Women's Club
403 6th Avenue NW, Jasper, Florida
Come dressed in pink
relax and enjoy lunch
and meet a new "Breast Friend"
There is limited seating, RSVP is a must by October 20th. Please call
Other times and dates available in surrounding communities
AT LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER
of Live Oak
an affiliate of Lake City Medical Center
Pictured here are some of the members of the Girl Scout Junior Troop 1162 of Jasper gear-
ing up for their chili & soup canned food drive. Photo submitted.
My name is Diane Carter, my Girl
Scout Junior Troop 1162 of Jasper will
hold their 4th annual Canned Food
Drive from Monday, October 12th-
Friday, November 20th, 2009. In the
past we have donated our food to a
local church. This year we would
like to ask for donations of chili
beans, chili powder, tomatoes, crack-
ers and vegetables. On Wednesday,
November 25th, we will be making
chili and soup to feed the community
from 5-8 pm at the Jasper Scout Hut.
We are doing this to give back to our
community by "Filling our Communi-
ty with Kindness and Food". If you
are interested in helping, please con-
tact Sandra McCormack at 386-855-
0176 or Leslie Carter at lesliej-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Lady Trojans win over Jefferson County
Submitted by Donna
Beauchamp F ""
The Lady Trojan Vol-
leyball Team had a win
and a loss this past week.
On Tuesday, October 6,
they won the match
against Jefferson County
with some amazing stats!
Paige Fenneman had
17 service points; 16
were aces. Captain Jas-
mine Dobson got eight
with five aces. Follow-
ing Jasmine with six each
were MiKayla Byrd and
Emily Carter. Co-Cap-
tain Blake Daniels had
five service points and
an amazing defensive
Stepping up her game
was Brooke Burnam
with three. Libby Young,
one of the setters, and
usually a front line play-
er, made her serving de-
but with three service
points all were aces.
On Thursday, October
8, the Lady Trojans trav-
eled to Tallahassee to
meet Maclay High.
Maclay is a private, col-
lege-prep school with
top ranking in the state.
The Lady Trojans met
Maclay early in the sea-
son and were defeated
then and this week.
However, Coach Perez
was pleased to hear from
many Maclay fans that
they could see improve-
ment in the playing abili-
ties of our team.
Coach Hannah Perez
Setter Libby Young
said, "I know our girls
are capable of winning
this week's matches.
They just have to play
with confidence and the
belief that they can
The season is winding
down and the Lady Tro-
Backrow player Brooke Burnam
- Photos submitted by Donna Beauchamp
jans will be hosting
Suwannee County on
October 15 at 5:00 p.m.
The next week they will
travel to Columbia and
Madison counties, wind-
ing up their regular sea-
son matches hosting
Newberry High on Oc-
Make plans to come
out and support the
team for these last two
games. The fans are im-
portant to the girls and
add so much excitement
to the games!
is fast approaching!
The Hamilton Trojans
will take on the Village
Buffaloes at 7:30 p.m.
on October 30, 2009.
The Homecoming Pa-
rade will begin at 2:30
p.m. The line-up starts
at 1:30 p.m.
Parade fees: Floats-
$10.00, and walkers-
$5.00 a group. All must
be accompanied with a
neat sign or banner dis-
tinguishing who you
are and what you repre-
sent. No candy is to be
thrown from the vehi-
cles or floats. If you are
walking, you may hand
candy to the crowd.
The theme for the
week is "Wanted: Buf-
faloes, Dead or Alive!".
HCHS will be doing
many things such as
bulletin boards to line
the school entrance,
fence decorations, and
hallway and door deco-
The Dress days are as
follows: October 23rd is
dressed in as much
white as possible. Octo-
ber 27th is "ER" Day-
the students are to dress
in hospital attire, i.e.
doctor, nurse, patient,
EMT, injured, etc.
Whatever you choose to
wear, it has to follow
the dress code or you
will be sent home. Octo-
ber 28th is "Law & Or-
der" Day-the students
are to come dressed as
an officer, judge,
lawyer, criminal, cell
bars, etc. October 29th is
"Class Color" Day- 7th
yellow, 8th lime green,
9th camouflage, 10th or-
ange, 11th black, and
12th blue. Blue jeans do
not count as part of the
senior blue. During this
day we will also be hav-
ing a powder-puff foot-
ball and macho man
volleyball. October 30th
is "Spirit" Day-students
are to dress in predomi-
nately school colors red
and white. There will be
a bonfire at HCHS Car
Bash at 7:00 p.m.
The pre-game Prince
and Princess Introduc-
tion line-up will begin
at 6:45 p.m. The Home-
coming Court will be at
halftime. Please make
arrangements to attend!
In Ms. Sharon Williams' class, our
kindergarteners are excited about
SUMS. We are collecting and graph-
ing data. All of our students enjoy
journal writing. In Reading students
are learning sight words, nouns, and
writing stories (picture stories). The
Weekly Readers are filled with an ar-
ray of information. We discussed
workers and the tools they use.
Mrs. Locke's class is working hard
with a new math program...SUMS
math. We have a question of the day
everyday which we put in a graph
form. We also like to talk about
more, less, and equal to when we are
graphing. Writing is also happening
everyday in our class. We are writing
in our journals during math, and sci-
ence. Recently in science we learned
about the 5 senses of our body. In
reading we are finishing up learning
our letters and their sounds. We will
soon be reading!
In Mrs. Vickie Williams' class, we
have implemented SUMS (Math) the
first year which involves lots of
hands on experiences for math We
have been using graphic organizers
such as Venn Diagrams, T-Charts,
and KWL Charts to accelerate the
learning process in math, reading
and science. Letters, sounds, number
recognition, shapes, counting, writ-
ing and high frequency/sight words
continues to be a top kindergarten
By Paula G. Williams, Counselor Hamil-
ton County High School
The Parent Night for the first nine
weeks was a great success. The
evening began with Mr. Howell wel-
coming the group to the school year
and the PTO organization meeting. Of-
ficers were elected and the group was
encouraged to work with them.
The PTO membership fee is $2.00
for the year and we hope all staff mem-
bers, parents, guardians and friends
will join the PTO. After the meeting,
SEE COUNSELOR'S, PAGE 5B
Families and staff listen to information about PTO.
DQ is CHE's new "business partner"
Mrs. Vickie Williams' students
Mrs. Pulliam's 6th grade class
Central Hamilton Elementary is
happy to announce that our new
"Business Partner" is Dairy Queen.
Dairy Queen has a long-standing tra-
dition of partnering with schools and
we are so happy they have chosen
Central as their partner.
Tuesday Night is Kids' Night at
Dairy Queen. Every Tuesday night
they are giving away a free kid's meal
with an adult combo purchase. A
kid's meal includes the following en-
chicken strips, or grilled cheese sand-
Mrs. Megan Locke's students
which and also included are a choice of
French fries or applesauce. And as
always a kid's meal comes with a de-
licious frozen treat.
Students fill out a slip listing their
grade and teacher each Tuesday that
they eat at Dairy Queen. The class
with the most participation for the
month receives a free Chillabration
Cake! Mrs. Pulliam's 6th grade class
was the winner last week. They en-
joyed a cake and dilly bars!
A special THANKS to Dairy Queen
for providing such a special treat for
See -H Cntenia
winners Page 6A
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
From the Relay for Life
Hamilton County Committee
Hello to All!
What a wonderful Kickoff we had this past Tuesday, with delicious food,
a great survivor story and a tremendous turn out. We now have 10 teams
registered. That means we are on our way to meet our 20-team goal.
The team in the lead with the most Spirit Points is Food and Nutrition.
Votes were tallied for our Relay theme this year and it went to Mardi Gras.
Thank you goes out to everyone who came to the Kickoff, to everyone who
provided food (How wonderful it was), to Mrs. Kathy Boone for telling us
about Look Good Feel Better, to Central Elementary and to Mrs. Ida and her
staff for getting everything at the school ready. If I missed everyone please
know that you are just as important as the next. I just can't remember what
day it is so I am doing my best!
I do have a request from the person who brought the Seafood Salad, could
you please respond with the recipe?
If you didn't make it to the Relay Kickoff you still have time to join in on
the fun and this wonderful cause. Our TEAM CAPTAIN PARTIES/meet-
ings are on the 1st Tuesday of every month @ 6pm we meet at the Superin-
tendent Building in the School Board Room. If you need more info please
contact at email@example.com, Regina Hester at regina_hes-
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Penny Mickler at 397-1126.
2010 Relay for Life is April 16th-17th at the track near Central Elementary.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
From the Relay for Life of Hamilton County Committee
Jasper Revitalization Group presents
the first annual Fall Festival
October 23, 24, 30, & 31,
2009 On Central Avenue,
It is not every day that we are of-
fered an opportunity to excel and at
the same time improve the quality of
life in the county that we love. This op-
portunity has come to all of us now.
One of the projects of the Jasper Revi-
talization Group is a Fall Festival. This
year will be our first annual event and
we are asking that every business,
church, school, and service organiza-
tion consider how they may partici-
pate in this venture to serve this com-
munity and its citizens.
The fun will be for the last two
weekends in October with a final night
of fun on Halloween night with a
"Trunk or Treat" parade on Central
Avenue. The last Friday and Saturday
of October, we're looking for vendors
to set up their shops on the avenue.
If you are a vendor or know a ven-
dor of food, crafts or other goods that
would be a fun addition to the festival
please contact Cindy Eatr
mon at 386-
792-2725 for further information. If
you are interested as a service organi-
zation, business, school or church in a
cooking contest, craft class or history
walk, please consider this a time to
participate with the community and
share your talents. Consider the season
and all that it implies and maybe a tal-
ent contest in the park would be some-
thing that your group could sponsor.
Expect information to come quickly as
plans firm up for this first annual
The Jasper Revitalization Group
does not expect this first year to be
large or problem-free, but they do
think that this is a good place to start
so that Jasper becomes a destination
for those who come into the state. If
you have ideas or questions, please ask
them of the group; they'll get you the
It is important to involve the com-
munity in the process to restore
Hamilton County to the past glory that
is so lovingly spoken of and that needs
to be rekindled in more than just our
NOPE lights up the night to
remember those lost to and
suffering from addiction
The NOPE Task Force, Narcotic Over-
dose Prevention and Education's 3rd
Annual National Candle Light Vigil will
take place in communities across the Na-
tion on Thursday, October 29th, during
Red Ribbon Week, a week to raise
awareness of drug abuse.
The Hamilton County Vigil will be
held in the Jasper City Park at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 2009. The vigil is
held in memory of those lost to and suf-
fering from substance abuse.
"By hosting the NOPE Candle Light
Vigil, we demonstrate the importance of
partnering with likeminded government
officials, drug prevention professionals
and impacted citizens to get this critical
warning to our nation's communities.
We are doing everything possible to pre-
vent further tragedies, states Karen
Perry, Executive Director.
Former Director Bill Janes, of the Flori-
da Office of Drug Control will serve as
the Key Note Speaker for the event.
NOPE organizers are expecting be-
tween 100-300 people at each vigil loca-
tion. "Nearly everyone has been affected
by the disease of addiction, either per-
sonally or by a family member or
- friend," says Perry.
Attendees who have lost friends and
family members to drug-related deaths
will be acknowledged and others will
recognize the significance and long last-
ing consequences of this unrecognized
Families who have lost loved ones to
substance abuse may add their stories to
the memorial video and wall by contact-
ing NOPE. For more information, visit
www.nopetaskforce.org or contact
NOPE at 866-612-NOPE. Contact Abbey
Taylor, 386-209-1442 or 386-792-6540 or
Grace McDonald, 386-938-4911 for local
NOPE Task Force is a non-profit orga-
nization formed in Palm Beach County,
Florida in 2004. The cornerstone of the
NOPE mission is the high impact pre-
sentations delivered to middle and high
school students regarding the conse-
quences of substance abuse. NOPE ini-
tiatives include: student presentations,
university forums, parent/caretaker fo-
rums, support for families who have lost
loved ones to drug related incidents,
anti-drug legislation and community
awareness campaigns including Nation-
al Candle Light Vigil and Multimedia
Public Service Announcement Cam-
Local farm leaders are
preparing for Farm-City
Week 2009. Agriculture
is one of Florida's
largest industries, and
industry not often un-
derstood by Florida's
growing urban popula-
tion. Farm-City Week
focuses on promoting
between farm and city
residents. This year's
from November 20
through November 26.
Farm Bureau will be
recognizing the impor-
tance of the connection
and partnership that ex-
ists between rural farm-
ers and urban residents.
This will be the 54th
annual observance of
Farm-City Week. More
than 16,000 communi-
ties participate in the
United States and
Canada. A Presidential
Proclamation and a
joint Congressional Res-
olution have called for
Farm-City Week obser-
vances each year since
the inception of the
Farm Bureau believes
that events and activi-
ties of Farm-City Week
will create a greater
awareness of the types
and sizes of farms in or
farms in our area. If
farm residents can un-
derstand urban growth,
and city residents can
understand the con-
cerns of agriculture,
there will be a greater
chance of the two work-
ing together to solve
common problems such
as environmental and
Here in Hamilton
businesses include to-
bacco, corn, peanuts,
vegetables, hay, trees,
cotton and cattle, jut to
name a few.
For more information
about Farm-City Week,
please contact Mary Be-
mbry at (386) 792-1458
at the Hamilton County
Farm Bureau represents
agricultural interest in
Hamilton County. Its
mission is to implement
policies that are devel-
oped by members and
provide programs that
will improve economic
well-being and quality
of life for farmers and
about Florida Farm Bu-
reau is available on the
web site at
The City of Jasper has adopted Resolution 09-09-01,
designated certain portions of Central Avenue West,
Central Avenue East and First Avenue Southeast
as One Way Streets.
Beginning November 1, 2009
1. First Avenue SE from MLK Drive North to Hatley Street
shall be designated as a one way street with traffic to flow in a
2. Central Avenue West from MLK Blvd North to Hatley Street
shall be designated a one way street with traffic to flow in a
3. Central Avenue East from MLK Blvd North shall be
designated as a one way street with traffic flow in a northerly
DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF YOUR
YOUTH AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR COMMUNITY?
DO YOU WANT TO HELP MAKE POSITIVE
IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES.
"YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND:
THE HAMILTON COUNTY ALCOHOL AND OTHER
DRUG PREVENTION COALITION MEETING"
TIME: 9:30 AM
DATE: OCTOBER 27, 2009
PLACE: HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JRE LEE COMPLEX, SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
4280 SW COUNTY ROAD 152
JASPER, FL 32052
Hamilton County Farm Bureau celebrating
Farm-City Week November 20-26
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,2009
Scenes from the 2009 Hamilton County Fair
Leslie Ann Goolsby with Grand Champion hog purchased by PCS Phosphates represented here by Mike Williams Photos submitted
Pictured left to right: Sr. Showmanship Runner-up Award winner Mallory Morgan, judge
Ken Richardson, Sr. Showmanship Award winner Rachel Morgan.
iaron Bontrager, Andrea Abbott, Laura Bontrager, Jessica Taylor, Hannah Godwin.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,2009
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
embers of Corinth 4-H Warriors' Club volunteering for the [
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
OMCC plans operation to Arrest
target aggressive drivers Reports
Colonel David Dees, Director of the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion's Office of Motor Carrier compli-
ance (OMCC) announces participation
in Operation Safe Driver, which will
take place Sunday, October 18, 2009
through Saturday, October 24, 2009.
Last year, nearly 200,000 people
were injured in motor vehicle crashes
in Florida, many of which were the di-
rect result of unsafe or aggressive dri-
ving practices by both passenger vehi-
cle and commercial vehicle drivers.
OMCC, in partnership with the Com-
mercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
(CVSA) has planned an aggressive en-
forcement campaign to target these ag-
"Operation Safe Driver" is a week-
long event where OMCC Officers will
be out in full force performing driver
safety inspections and targeting unsafe
driving habits on Florida's roadways.
"The emphasis of this week will be
traffic enforcement," said Major Clay-
ton Tyson, commander of Law en-
forcement Operations for the Northern
Region at OMCC. Officers will utilize
both marked and unmarked vehicles
equipped with RADAR and Laser
speed measurement devices to concen-
trate on motorists traveling at exces-
sive speeds, unrestrained occupants,
unsafe lane changes, and violations of
Florida's Move Over Law. Officers not
on patrol will be conducting outreach
presentations to motor carriers and
distributing educational materials
throughout the state.
For more information, contact Lt.
Jeff Frost (Jeff.Frost@Dot.State.FL.US)
at 850-245-7908 or Sgt. Artez Lester
(Artez.Lester@Dot.State.FL.US) at 850-
State Representative Leonard
Bembry sponsors bill to revert
vehicle fee increases
Representative Leonard Bembry is a
primary sponsor of House Bill 99 that
seeks to eliminate vehicle fee increas-
es approved during the 2009 Legisla-
During the 2009 Legislative Session,
the Florida Legislature struggled with
a large budget shortfall in the state
budget. Lawmakers, including State
Representative Leonard Bembry,
pushed for tax reform and greater
budget increase restraints. Unfortu-
nately, the majority of lawmakers vot-
ed to increase taxes, instead, to meet
state needs by raising fees associated
with basic vehicle ownership.
Bembry said "I understand the fi-
nancial struggles that many of you
are facing as you maintain your
homes, farms and small businesses
during the current recession and I am
deeply concerned that fee increases
will have a very negative effect on our
efforts to financially recover and grow
Lawmakers who supported the fee
increases argued that some fees
haven't been increased in many years.
While that may be the case, increases
they approved are sudden and sharp.
The cost of a Florida driver's license
has doubled, and is now set at $48. It
will also cost $25 more each year to
renew the registration on a medium-
sized vehicle, bringing those costs to
Representative Bembry is also con-
cerned about calls he has received
from constituents who were unable to
renew their tags or licenses within the
short timeframe allowed by the legis-
There were many frustrated people
in line at our local motor vehicle and
tax collectors offices. It's truly unfor-
tunate that the Legislature gave such
a very narrow window of time for
people to prepare for this costly new
"I will continue to work in Tallahas-
see to remove waste and inefficiencies
from the budget. I will support priori-
tized spending and adequate funding
for the basic needs and services of the
citizens of our state," said Representa-
Representative Bembry signed
House Bill 99 on Wednesday. Under a
letter sent by Representative Ron
Saunders, D-Key West, the legislation
would "revert vehicle registration and
title fees and driver's license fee back
to what they were before the passage
of "Senate Bill 1778". Please do not
hesitate to contact one of our legisla-
tive offices in Madison, Chiefland or
Tallahassee if you have any questions
Editor's note: The
Jasper News prints the
entire arrest record each
week. If your name ap-
pears 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 abbre-
viations are used be-
DAC Department of
DOT Department of
FDLE Florida De-
partment of Law En-
FHP Florida High-
FWC Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
County Drug Task
County Sheriff's Office
and Custom Enforce-
JAPD Jasper Police
JNPD Jennings Po-
OALE Office of
Agricultural Law En-
P&P Probation and
County Sheriff's Office
Springs Police Depart-
Oct. 4, Michael Ty-
rone Ponds, 44; 1242
SW 3rd Street, Jasper;
failure to appear-dri-
ving while license sus-
Oct. 5, Rosemary
Fain Marshall, 44, 308
2nd Street, Jasper; hold
for Madison County;
Oct. 5, Rondale Lu-
rue Simmons, 51; 303
Bristol Avenue, Jasper;
violation of probation;
Oct. 5, Kelton Gerrod
Johnson, 19; 10460 1st
Street, White Springs;
burglary while armed
(5 counts), attempted
solicitation and con-
spiracy dealing in
stolen property; WSPD
Oct. 6, Joseph
Matthew Barrs, 31;
7441 SW CR 143,
Jasper; failure to regis-
ter as sex offender for
Sheriff's Office; HCSO
Oct. 6, Jeffery Lee
Strawder, 20; 4685 NW
44th Street, Jennings;
Oct. 6, Raynard Keith
Bristol, Jr., 26; 35 Ap-
Sneads, FL; in for
Oct. 6, Curtis Lee
Ardeley, 46; 3189 Little
Silver Road, Crestview,
FL; in for court; HCSO
Oct. 6, Thomas
Patrick hand, 29; 6108
SE Hwy 41, Jasper; vio-
lation of probation;
Oct. 6, Louis Dean
Johnson, Sr., PO Box
1221, Jasper; driving
under the influence,
refuse to submit to
BAL test (with prior
Oct. 7, Anthony
Vickers, 59; 149 E. 18th
Street, Jacksonville; vi-
olation of probation;
Oct. 7, Robin L.
Whiddon, 47; 6384 NW
CR 146, Jennings;
grand theft II; HCSO
Oct. 7, Willie Jay
Roberson, 36; 3898 NW
109th Avenue, Jasper;
violation of probation;
Oct. 8, Charles
Jerome Speights, 25;
11068 NW 39th Way,
Jasper; violation of
Oct. 8, Timothy K.
Harris, 39; 5627 SW
Hwy 41, Jasper; battery
(domestic violence), vi-
olation of an injunc-
Oct. 8, Kimberly A.
Holton, 44; 5627 SW
Hwy 41, Jasper; battery
Oct. 9, Ova Brandon
Collett, 6801 Bay Over-
look Way, Tampa, FL;
driving while license
suspended, driving un-
der the influence, hold
County Sheriff's Office;
Oct. 9, Theresa Jean
Morrell, 36; 1626 Sardis
Church/ Wilson Lane,
Lake Park, Georgia; vi-
olation of probation;
Oct. 9, Deon Rashone
Cherry, 22; 11966 SW
CR Lot 8, Jasper; viola-
tion of probation;
Oct. 9, Dwayne Mar-
celle White, 47; 358 SW
10th Avenue, Jasper: in
to serve first weekend;
Oct. 9, Martha Rose
Felton, 27; 1357 Berry
Street, Jennings; rob-
bery while armed;
Oct. 9, Robert Allen
Mullens, 44; 187 NW
Layton Way, Lake
City, FL; in to serve
12th weekend; HCSO
Oct. 10, Sandra
Denise Woodard, 23;
4515 NW CR 146, Jen-
nings; violation of pro-
Oct. 10, Jonathan
Ryan Matthews, 23;
4899 NW CR 141, Jen-
nings; burglary, grand
Oct. 10, Phillip
Dwayne Beverly, 19;
10775 NW 108th Trail,
Jasper; grand theft,
burglary of a dwelling,
no valid drivers li-
The Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce
The Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce held their monthly Board
Meeting on October 8, 2009 at the Annex (the old High School), in the Economic
Development Conference Room in Jasper, FL. During the course of the meeting,
we discussed Membership, Economic Development, Chamber Happenings,
Special Events, Education/Youth, and Tourism.
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The Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce Board met on October 8th.
Bass's Furniture & Appance
"Wew e fe #/4Aa&ee Peowe*"
303 NW Hatley Street
Jasper, Florida 32052
Cindy Eatmon of Bass's Furniture presenting
information on first annual October Festival to
Chamber of Commerce board members.
Edward Jones of Lake Park, Georgia
will be presenting a special presentation
on SOCIAL SECURITY on October 15,
2009 at 5:30 p.m. at The Courthouse
Annex Building (The old Hamilton Co.
High School building) on 1153 US HWY
41, Jasper, FL. This is presented Free of
Charge through Edward Jones financial
If you see a Chamber Board Member,
please ask them: "What can the Chamber
do for my Business?" Your Hamilton
County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. offers
many services to its members; your mem-
bership investment can pay dividends in
Would you like to see your
Business listed in the
Call the Hamilton County
Chamber of Commerce
Office to see how you can
be the featured Business of
Tire Sales & Service
Jay's Tires LLC
4661 US Hwy 41 S
Jasper, FL 32052
D & S Signs
Denice L Hughes
6425 SW US Hwy 41
Jasper, FL 32052
Sandy McCall Printing, Inc.
8411 SE 123rd Court
Jasper, FL 32052
An October Festival will be held on
October 30 & 31, 2009 in downtown Jasper.
Please watch the Chamber sign for more information.
sOur website has a new look
please visit on a regular basis
to keep up with events and
Chamber Board Meeting at County Annex (at the old High
School) on November 5, 2009, in Economic Development
Conference Room in Jasper, Florida at 6:00 p.m.
The Annual Banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 22,
2009 at the PCS Conference Center. For ticket information
please call the Chamber office at 792-1300. There will be a
drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate The Telford Hotel.
For questions and information please call our office at 386-
792-1300 and speak to our staff assistant Monica Amerson.
The Christmas in the Park will be held on December 11, 2009
starting at 6:00. Deadline for parade entries will be Dec. 9, 2009
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,2009
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Location: Dennis' Garage
8019 CR 146 NW
Jennings, FL 32053
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING:
The District Board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College will hold its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Octo-
ber 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Li-
brary Annex, NFCC, 325 NW Turner
Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the
agenda may be obtained by writing:
NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For
disability-related accommodations, con-
tact the NFCC Office of College Advance-
ment, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal
access/equal opportunity employer.
NOTICE OF SALE
MACS REPAIR AND TOWING
3939 COUNTY ROAD 51 NW
JASPER, FLORIDA 32052
Sale Date: October 21st, 2009
Time: 9:00 A.M.
The Vehicle is located at 3939 County
Road 51, Jasper Florida 32052;
2004 Chev Cavalier
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection Division of Air Resource
Management, Bureau of Air Regula-
Draft Air Permit No. 0470016-001-AC
ADAGE Hamilton LLC, Woody Bio-
mass Power Plant Hamilton County,
Applicant: The applicant for this project
is ADAGE Hamilton LLC. The applicant's
authorized representative and mailing ad-
dress is: Francis Reed Wills, President,
ADAGE Hamilton LLC, 225 Wilmington
West Chester Pike, Suite 302, Chadds
Ford, Pennsylvania 19317.
Facility Location: ADAGE Hamilton LLC
proposes to construct the new ADAGE
Power Plant that will be located in Hamil-
ton County, at the intersection of State
Road 6 and County Road 146, immedi-
ately west of Interstate Highway 75 and
approximately 7.5 miles west of Jasper,
Project: The fuel for the ADAGE Power
Plant will be clean woody biomass includ-
ing: clean untreated lumber; tree stumps;
tree limbs; slash; wood residue; bark;
sawdust; sander dust; wood chips;
scraps; slabs; millings; shavings; and
processed pellets made from wood or
other forest residues. The fuel will be
combusted in a bubbling fluidized bed
(BFB) boiler to produce 53 megawatts
(net) of electric power. Natural gas, ul-
tralow sulfur fuel oil or propane will be
used for BFB startup and stabilization.
Based on the air permit application, the
project will result in emissions increases
of: 247.5 tons per year (TPY) of carbon
monoxide (CO); 236 TPY of nitrogen ox-
ides (NOX); 140 TPY of particulate matter
(PM); 110 TPY of PM with a mean diam-
eter of 10 micrometers (pm) or less
(PM10); 26 TPY of sulfuric acid mist
(SAM); 150 TPY of sulfur dioxide (S02);
60 TPY of volatile organic compounds
(VOC); 0.175 TPY of lead (Pb) and 9.7
TPY of hydrogen chloride (HCI). A review
for the Prevention of Significant Deterio-
ration (PSD) and a best available control
technology (BACT) determination were
To insure that emissions are less than the
respective major source thresholds for
PSD and hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
and that compliance is achieved with ap-
plicable new source performance stan-
dards, ADAGE will install or implement
the following air pollution control equip-
ment and practices on the BFB boiler:
fabric filters and good combustion design
and practices (PM, PM10, CO, VOC); se-
lective catalytic reduction (NOX, VOC and
dioxin furan); and inherently low sulfur fu-
els and an induct sorbent injection system
(HCI, SAM, S02). Continuous emissions
monitoring systems (CEMS) will be in-
stalled for SO2, NOX, CO and HCI. Emis-
sions from emergency support equipment
shall be controlled by use of clean fuels
and good combustion and design. Rea-
sonable precautions will be employed to
minimize emissions from biomass han-
dling, storage and processing.
The Department reviewed an air quality
analysis prepared by the applicant. The
analysis demonstrated that the sum of
ground-level concentrations of nitrogen
dioxide (N02), PM10, CO and S02
caused by the project and background
concentrations will be much less than the
respective National or Florida ambient air
quality standards (AAQS).
The Technical Evaluation and Preliminary
Determination document and the air qual-
ity analysis are available at the following
Permitting Authority: Applications for
air construction permits are subject to re-
view in accordance with the provisions of
Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212, Flori-
da Administrative Code (FA.C.). The pro-
posed project is not exempt from air per-
mitting requirements and an air permit is
required to perform the proposed work.
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Bureau of Air Regulation is
the Permitting Authority responsible for
making a permit determination for this
project. The Bureau of Air Regulation's
physical address is 111 South Magnolia
Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
and the mailing address is 2600 Blair
Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air
Regulation's phone number is 850/488-
Project File: A complete project file is
available for public inspection during the
normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except
legal holidays), at address indicated
above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the Draft
Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application,
and the information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidential records
under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested
persons may contact the Permitting Au-
thority's project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address and
phone number listed above. In addition,
electronic copies of these documents are
available at the following web link:
onstr uction/adage h t m "
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit:
The Permitting Authority gives notice of
its intent to issue an air permit to the ap-
plicant for the project described above.
The applicant has provided reasonable
assurance that operation of the proposed
equipment will not adversely impact air
quality and that the project will comply
with all applicable provisions of Chapters
62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296
and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Au-
thority will issue a Final Permit in accor-
dance with the conditions of the proposed
Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accordance
with this notice results in a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms or
Comments: The Permitting Authority will
accept written comments concerning the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14
days from the date of publication of the
Public Notice. Written comments must be
received by the Permitting Authority by
close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before
the end of this 14-day period. If timely re-
ceived comments result in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting
Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and
require, if applicable, another Public No-
tice. All comments filed will be made
available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the proposed per-
mitting decision may petition for an admin-
istrative hearing in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The peti-
tion must contain the information set forth
below and must be filed with (received by)
the Department's Agency Clerk in the Of-
fice of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
#35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
(Telephone: 850/245-2241; Fax: 850/245-
2303). Petitions filed by any persons oth-
er than those entitled to written notice un-
der Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed
within 14 days of publication of this Public
Notice or receipt of a written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who
asked the Permitting Authority for notice of
agency action may file a petition within 14
days of receipt of that notice, regardless
of the date of publication. A petitioner
shall mail a copy of the petition to the ap-
plicant at the address indicated above, at
the time of filing. The failure of any person
to file a petition within the appropriate time
period shall constitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene
in this proceeding and participate as a
party to it. Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by another par-
ty) will be only at the approval of the pre-
siding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Permitting Authority's action
is based must contain the following infor-
mation: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if known; (b)
The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of the petitioner; the name, address
and telephone number of the petitioner's
representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and an explana-
tion of how the petitioner's substantial in-
terests will be affected by the agency de-
termination; (c) A statement of when and
how each petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed decision; (d) A
statement of all disputed issues of mater-
ial fact; (e) A concise statement of the ul-
timate facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitioner contends warrant re-
versal or modification of the agency's pro-
posed action; (f) A statement of the spe-
cific rules or statutes the petitioner con-
tends require reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action including an
explanation of how the alleged facts relate
to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A
statement of the relief sought by the peti-
tioner, stating precisely the action the pe-
titioner wishes the agency to take with re-
spect to the agency's proposed action. A
petition that does not dispute the material
facts upon which the Permitting Authori-
ty's action is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same information as set
forth above, as required by Rule 28-
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Permitting Authority's final
action may be different from the position
taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to
Issue Air Permit. Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any
such final decision of the Permitting Au-
thority on the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceed-
ing, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in
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