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A giving spirit


'Thank you' for
I would like to thank all of
th1 sponsors that helped with
thL Christmas program "The
I .\i Tree" here in Jasper.
My family situation had
i h.nged about six months
j. when my son-in-law had
4,- into a bad accident. The
ih.- tors said he would never
w,,rk again and were sur-
pno'd that he was even walk-
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Sr them was about to change
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the Love Tree
I found myself looking
around for help with Christ-
mas for the children.
I was so thankful that some-
one had called me back and
said they could help.
With the kind and loving
Hearts that have helped with
the Love Tree Christmas pro-
gram
I can say that the children
will wake with big smiles and
a lot of laughter that
Santa Claus has come.
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The Christmas Love Tree, in all its glory.

Christmas Love

Tree brought joy

to local children


Thanks to a single tree, love and generosity
were abundant this past Christmas in Hamil-
ton County. The Christmas Love Tree, a pro-
ject headed by a small committee of locals, was
responsible for delivering toys to 43 families
and 147 children this Christmas.
The Christmas Love Tree has been orga-
nized by Anne Hall for the last six years. The
tree, with tags hung for every boy and girl in
need, was located at Foodway this year, with
other locations in Jennings and White Springs.
Everyone who pulled a tag from the tree was
asked to buy one outfit and a few toys from
the child's Christmas list.
"To me, it is those who give who truly re-
ceive the blessing," said Hall.
Hall told a heart wrenching story about one


The presents were piled high. Courtesy photos
family touched by the Christmas spirit thanks
to the generosity of the local community.
"They had not even put up a tree," said Hall.
After Hall contacted the family, the children's
grandmother was overwhelmed with excite-
ment. "She said, 'We're going to put up a
Christmas tree now because Santa Clause is
coming," Hall said.
Just before Christmas Day, Hall received a
call asking whether she needed a bicycle for a
girl or a boy.
"I just said a girl, although I wasn't sure
who we would give it too. Then a woman


SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 6A


White Springs Folk Club

presents Grant Peeples


'Leftneck' Grant Peeples. Courtesy photo


The White Springs
Folk Club will feature
Grant Peeples on Satur-
day, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Carrie Hambey and
Mike Lagassee will also
appear.
We'll be lucky to get


Grant back in the future
because he is rapidly
moving up the Ameri-
cana music charts both
here and in Europe.
Grant has a unique

SEE WHITE SPRINGS, PAGE 3A


TALLAHASSEE
Governor Charlie Crist
today announced the
following reappoint-
ments and appoint-
ments to the North
Central Florida Re-
gional Planning Coun-
cil, Region 3 (Senate


confirmation required).
*David Dodge, 79, of
Starke, self-employed
real estate appraiser,
reappointed for a term
beginning December
SEE JASPER, PAGE 2A


United Way of

Suwannee Valley

awarded HUD

grant renewal
Submitted
The Obama Administration announced the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment is renewing grant funding needed to keep
thousands of local homeless assistance programs
operating. HUD Secretary Shawn Donovan said
a total of nearly $1.4 billion will help an unprece-
dented 6,400 programs to continue offering criti-
cally needed housing and services to homeless
persons and families.
United Way of Suwannee Valley's application
for HUD renewal
funding was among
those included in
yesterday's an-
nouncement. The ap-
plication was sub-


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employees of the
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investiture ceremo-
ny was held and
the girls also
learned about
Hanukkah.
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United Way of Suwannee Valley awarded HUD grant renewal


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mitted by the local Unit-
ed Way in the 2009 McK-
inney-Vento homeless
assistance competition.
United Way of Suwan-
nee Valley, as the lead
agency for the Homeless
Services Network of
Suwannee Valley, gar-
nered renewal funding
for two projects initiated
through the local United
Way's original 2004
HUD McKinney-Vento
homeless assistance ap-
plication. The two pro-
jects receiving renewal
funding include United
Way of Suwannee Val-
ley's implementation of
the Homeless Manage-
ment Information Sys-
tem (HMIS) and Volun-
teers of America of Flori-
da's scattered-site sup-
ported housing units.
United Way of Suwan-
nee Valley received a
one-year renewal of
$32,146 for HMIS imple-
mentation.
"HMIS is a HUD man-
dated Web-based sys-
tem which collects data
for aggregate report-
ing," said Jenn Sawyer,
United Way of Suwan-


nee Valley HMIS coordi-
nator.
Jennifer Lee, United
Way of Suwannee Val-
ley homeless coordina-
tor, said the system pro-
vides an additional ben-
efit beyond data collec-
tion.
"The system allows
homeless service
providers who are par-
ticipants in the homeless
coalition to enter client
data to provide for com-
munity coordinated case
management," Lee said.
"If a client receives ser-
vices at one agency, oth-
er agencies serving the
same client can be aware
of the various services
the client is receiving
and provide reinforce-
ment of the case plan
and additional services
supplementing those
provided by other agen-
cies."
The two United Way
staff members share re-
sponsibility for local
HMIS management.
Sawyer monitors HMIS
for agency entry of qual-
ity data and advises the
agencies appropriately,
while Lee focuses pre-
dominantly on aggre-


gate data for grant and
HUD reporting purpos-
es.
While HUD requires
local homeless coalitions
to implement a homeless
information manage-
ment system for home-
less service providers to
receive grant funds, the
local United Way mini-
mized expenses associat-
ed with this require-
ment, so funds would be
available to provide ser-
vices.
"Recognizing the very
small amount of funds
available to our four-
county homeless coali-
tion catchment area,
when we implemented
the system locally, our
United Way coordinated
with United Way of
Northeast Florida to par-
ticipate in the Northeast
Florida Information Net-
work HMIS system,"
said Rita Dopp, execu-
tive director of United
Way of Suwannee Val-
ley.
United Way sought to
meet the HUD require-
ments in the most cost
efficient manner possi-


ble. Minimizing the
costs of the HMIS imple-
mentation makes avail-
able the remaining HUD
funds for direct client
services. Participating in
the neighboring United
Way's system results in a
10-county contiguous
area on one system and
provides economies of
scale.
United Way of Suwan-
nee Valley's HUD appli-
cation included a Volun-
teers of America of Flori-
da project, which re-
ceived a one-year renew-
al of $125,789 for scat-
tered-site supported
housing for chronically
homeless veterans. The
grant provides for 11
units.
"Our local United Way
continues to focus on un-
met community needs
and opportunities to ad-
dress these needs," said
Ayanna Sampson, a
member of the United
Way of Suwannee Valley
Board of Directors.
Sampson, in her capacity
as the VA Medical Cen-
ter health care for home-
less veterans case man-


ager, is also a member of
the Homeless Services
Network of Suwannee
Valley, which functions
as a committee of the lo-
cal United Way. "Only
as a result of a successful
Homeless Management
Information System im-
plementation are home-
less continuum of care
agencies eligible to apply
for state or federal grants
to assist those who are
homeless or at risk of
homelessness."
Jim Moses, president
of the United Way of
Suwannee Valley Board
of Directors, acknowl-
edged our local United
Way is somewhat
unique in the amount of
grant funds it secures for
the benefit of communi-
ty agency services.
"Our United Way ex-
pands our community
resources by seeking
grant funds in support of
targeted community im-
pact areas," he said.
"While it may not be un-
common for a local Unit-
ed Way to seek grant
funds, the amount of
grant funds leveraged by


our United Way in com-
parison to its community
fundraising campaign is
unusual. Our board of
directors is very proud
of these accomplish-
ments."
United Way of Suwan-
nee Valley is a communi-
ty impact and fundrais-
ing organization which,
utilizing volunteers on
all levels, advances the
common good by identi-
fying unmet community
needs and seeking to al-
leviate those needs
through United Way of
Suwannee Valley initia-
tives and the funding of
24 affiliated health and
human service agencies.
United Way of Suwan-
nee Valley serves as the
lead agency for the
Homeless Services Net-
work of Suwannee Val-
ley, which serves the
counties of Columbia,
Suwannee, Lafayette
and Hamilton. The net-
work includes agencies
and individuals interest-
ed in the services avail-
able to those who are
homeless or at risk of
homelessness.


Jasper man among appointments to planning council


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Continued From Page 1A

17, 2009, and ending Oc-
tober 1, 2012.

-Sandra Haas, 62, of
McAlpin, attorney,
Guardian Ad Litem,
reappointed for a term
beginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2010.

-Charles Maultsby, 68,
of Perry, manager of
Florida Plywoods Inc.,
reappointed for a term
beginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2012.

*Andrew Smith, 47, of
Raiford, correctional of-


ficer, reappointed for a
term beginning Decem-
ber 17, 2009, and ending
October 1, 2012.

*Lorene Thomas, 68,
of Old Town, retired re-
altor, reappointed for a
term beginning Decem-
ber 17, 2009, and ending
October 1, 2012.

*Adeniyi "Ade"
Aderibigbe, 25, of
Mayo, student, succeed-
ing Heather Neill, ap-
pointed for a term be-
ginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2010.

*David Biddle, 32, of
Trenton, technician


with McCall Service
Pest Control, succeed-
ing Gordon Dasher, ap-
pointed for a term be-
ginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2012.

-Wes Eubank, 67, of
Gainesville, Alachua
County School Board
member, succeeding
Frank Urban, appointed
for a term beginning
December 17, 2009, and
ending October 1, 2012.

*James Montgomery,
76, of Lake City, profes-
sor at Lake City Com-
munity College, suc-
ceeding Dixie Donovan,
appointed for a term be-


ginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2010.

*Charles Williams,
57, of Jasper, president
of C.L.Williams and
Associates, succeeding
Martha Butler, ap-
pointed for a term be-
ginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2012.

-Mike Williams, 51, of
Madison, president of
Williams Enterprises of
Madison Inc., succeed-
ing Fred Reeves, ap-
pointed for a term be-
ginning December 17,
2009, and ending Octo-
ber 1, 2012.


PAGE 2A


THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010


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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


By Walter M Kenzie




SPRING

lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.co


& -- ".i y the time
you read
this we will
Shave experi-
nced one of the longest
Sad spells in recent
emory. Those of us
iwf o live in White
springss many historic,
hundred plus years
old homes have had a
chilly taste of the "good old days" that shows they
were not necessarily always that good! Homes
back then had no insulation and weather like this
must have required many a midnight stoking of the
fireplace or stove. I hope that all of you have man-
aged to stay warm.

Next Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10:00AM South
Hamilton Elementary will host the District Spelling
Bee. This event is open to parents of the partici-
pants. If you know anyone who is taking part, be
sure to wish them luck. Perhaps I can get the win-
ner to proofread future columns for me.

Last Saturday the Coffee House at the park was
hosted by Lucinda Gail Maynard and when she
performed with her sister Ruthann and her niece
Emily, the sound was perfect angelic harmony.
Thanks Lucinda to you and your family for bring-
ing us these beautiful moments.

Speaking of good music, the White Springs Folk
Club will be happening again at the Telford Hotel
on Saturday, Jan 16th at 7:30PM. This month's per-
formance features Grant Peeples. We'll be lucky to
get Grant back in the future because he is rapidly


PFC Mario F. Griffin, II
PFC Mario F. Griffin, II, 2009 graduate of
Hamilton County High School, is currently
serving in the United States Army. He suc-
cessfully completed Basic Training at Fort
Jackson, SC and AIT at Fort Lenardwood,
Mo.
He is the son of John and Jacqueline
Williams and the late Mario Griffin, Sr. He
is the grandson of Earnestine Johnson,
Lovely Williams and Retired SGM Jack T.
and Beverly Johnson of White Springs, Fl,
and the great grandson of Creasy Brady,
Lake City, Fl.


Happy New
Submitted by Kurt Wisner,
Suwannee Forestry Center
Lake City- Our area
has received a lot of rain
recently. Although the
drought index in the
Suwannee Forestry Cen-
ter's six-county district
currently is low, we can't
drop our guard when it
comes to wildfire pre-
paredness.
The cold temperatures
we have experienced
over the past several
days, and which will re-
main for the foreseeable
future, will freeze-dry
our grasses and other
fine vegetation. Add to
this the gusty winds and
low humidity a cold
front brings and we have
the potential for in-
creased spotting and
rapidly spreading wild-
fires.
According to Glenn
Davis, Operations Ad-
ministrator of the
Suwannee Forestry Cen-
ter, "People need to be
aware how quickly these


moving upf t ericana music charts both here
and in Europe. Gran has a unique style that has
been described as ne ." I call it sheer poetry
with a North Florida punc to it. His original songs
include environmental, socio-political themes, but
poignant love songs and humor, too. Nashville
songwriting legend Bobby Braddock dubbed him,
"like John Prine, but with a Southern bent."
This will be a special performance as Grant will
be joined by Carrie Hamby, a member of the May-
haws, a fabulous group who has often played the
Florida Folk Festival and the Will McLean festival,
and by Mike Lagassee, from Gainesville, who has
played with Grant at FFF and the Gamble Rogers
festival, and who has a hot new group now, The
Live Shiners. Good music abounds in White
Springs!


One of our finest citi-
zens, Ralph Hardwick, is
recuperating from heart
surgery and the reports
are that he is improving
and hopefully will be
coming home soon. Our
hopes and prayers for
your speedy recovery go
out to you Ralph, and
we thank you for all that
you have done for the
Town of White Springs.
Get well soon!

That's it for this week,
and I hope to see you


PFC Mario F. Griffin, II


Year It's Wildfire Season


fuels dry out. The mois-
ture brought by several
rainy days can be gone
within one day of high
wind and low humidity.
Before you burn for any
reason, please call our
office to learn about re-
strictions and safety re-
quirements you'll need
to follow to get autho-
rization to burn."
Now that the grass has
begun to turn brown, in-
creased wildfire condi-
tions will continue until
the fine fuels get a
chance to green up
again. Although wildfire
can occur at any time of


year, the primary wild-
fire season in North Cen-
tral Florida runs from
January through May.
Current burn informa-
tion and authorizations
can be obtained by call-
ing the Suwannee
Forestry Center at 386
758-5700.
The Suwannee
Forestry Center, located
in Lake City, is responsi-
ble for fire suppression
and landowner assis-
tance in Baker, Bradford,
Columbia, Hamilton,
Suwannee and Union
counties in North Cen-
tral Florida.


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SRWMD


Governing


Board


meeting
Submitted
On Tuesday, Janu-
ary 12, 2010, the
Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management Dis-
trict's Governing
Board will meet at
9:00 a.m. at District
Headquarters, County
Road 49 and US High-
way 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting
is to consider District
business and conduct
public hearings on
regulatory and land
acquisition matters. A
workshop will follow
the Governing Board
meeting.
All meetings, work-
shops, and hearings
are open to the public.


out and about, enjoying life in White Springs.
Walter McKenzie
if. i,;,.1,it,l ., it ,iiil ....,'i 386-269-0056


Chief's
By Chief Ken Brookins,
White Springs Police De-
partment
Well here I am writ-
ing my first report for
2010 which means I
survived 2009. I am
not by nature, a nega-
tive person so I don't
have many regrets for
the past year and defi-
nitely look forward to
the new one.
I have not completed
my Uniform Crime Re-
ports for last year but
so far it looks like over
all crime was down in
White Springs. I at-
tribute this to the team
concept that we enjoy
between the Citizens of
the Town and the Po-
lice Dept. I think that
over all you have sent a
clear message that you
are willing to stand up
and take responsibility
for the security of the
Town and I really ap-
preciate the effort.
We here at the Police
Dept. have a lot of pro-
jects we are working
on for 2010. We hope
to have mobile data
terminals in the vehi-
cles along with online
reporting capabilities
due to the grant we ob-
tained last year. I am
also working on re
vamping our part
time/reserve program
in order to increase ef-
ficiency and coverage.


Report
We have also applied
for another $1700 grant
to increase patrol cov-
erage.
We are also working
closely with Mrs.
Miller and the Neigh-
borhood Watch to
make our Summer Pro-
gram a reality this year.
We need all the help
we can get with this en-
deavor so please try to
attend some of the
Watch meetings in or-
der to get updates and
information on what
you can do to help.
I am really looking
forward to working
with all of you this year
and would like to in-
vite all of you to make
this the year you get in-
volved in the commu-
nity. Contact your rep-
resentatives from Spe-
cial Events, Recreation
and Neighborhood
Watch to find out what
you can do to make our
community a better
place.
In closing let me re-
mind you that I am
here if you need me.
Please feel free to con-
tact me.
Chief Ken Brookins
White Springs Police
Department
386-397-2222
kbrookins@white-
springsfl. us
CRIME STOPPERS:
386-792-8477


Continued From Page 1A

style that has been described as "left-
neck." Some call it sheer poetry with a
North Florida punch to it. His original
songs include environmental, socio-
political themes, but poignant love
songs and humor, too. Nashville song-
writing legend Bobby Braddock
dubbed him, "like John Prine, but
with a Southern bent."
This will be a special performance
as Grant will be joined by Carrie Ham-


by, a member of the Mayhaws, a fabu-
lous group who has often played the
Florida Folk Festival and the Will Mc-
Clean festival, and by Mike Lagassee,
from Gainesville, who has played
with Grant at FFF and the Gamble
Rogers festival, and who has a hot
new group now, The Live Shiners.
Admission is $12.50. For reserva-
tions email mckenziew@wind-
stream.net (claim seats by 7 p.m.).
White Springs Folk Club
River Road, White Springs


White Springs Folk Club presents Grant Peeples


H\ \My Sweet Son...



i"(
r Manny"

. Sheffield
Born: 10-09-1976
Deceased: 12-30-2007
If tears could build a stairway, I'd climb right up to you...and bring you home again.
Instead I'm here in sorrow and sadness without you.
No farewell words were spoken, No time for goodbyes.
You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know.
May you rest in peace until the day we are together again.
Know that you are forever loved and greatly missed.

Losing My Son, Manny is the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me.
Before Manny was born, I prayed to God for a little boy.
God gave me my Manny. He was truly a gift from Heaven.
He was my shining star.
Everyone who met him just loved him; from the time he was born until the time
he grew into a nice young man. I would have people come into my restaurant and
give me compliments about him all the time. I've always been so proud of him.
Manny was so beautiful inside and out. I can't begin to tell you how much I miss him.
(There aren't enough stars in the sky).
All I do know is God gave him to me but took him home too soon! For what reason,
I don't know. But, there's one thing I do know; he's my special boy that I love with all
my heart and he will never be forgotten. We have really lost someone very special.
Until we're together again,
Love always,
His Mother
Joni Sheffield


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010


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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


OPINION


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SRWMD riding trails featured in statewide equestrian guide


Submitted
LIVE OAK, FL, December 28,
2009- Several horseback riding
trails located on properties
owned by the Suwannee River
Water Management District (SR-
WMD) are featured in a
statewide equestrian guide.
Florida Equestrian Trails, A
Guide to Florida's Top Equestri-
an Trails highlights more than 30
riding trails located on public
and private lands throughout
Florida. The SRWMD properties
included in the publication are
the R.O. Ranch Equestrian Park,
the Mattair Springs Tract and


Devil's Hammock Wildlife Man-
agement Area. The three proper-
ties located in Lafayette, Suwan-
nee and Levy counties respective-
ly provide some of the best trail
riding opportunities in the SR-
WMD.
The brochure was produced by
Visit Florida. The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion's Office of Greenways &
Trails and Division of Recreation
and Parks facilitated production
of the guide. Copies have been
distributed to parks and trails
throughout the state.
"We are pleased to be recog-


nized for our riding trails," said
Edwin McCook, land manage-
ment specialist for SRWMD. "It is
our hope that the publication will
encourage more people to take
advantage of our public lands."
To view the equestrian guide
visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com
and click on "SRWMD riding
trails featured in statewide eques-
trian guide" and "Equestrian
Trails Brochure." For more infor-
mation about riding trails on SR-
WMD lands visit www.my-
suwanneeriver.com and click on
"Recreation" and "Best Recre-
ational Opportunities."


Driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints


The Hamilton County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the
weeks of January 1, 2010
until March 31, 2010, in
Hamilton County.
Recognizing the dan-
ger presented to the pub-
lic by defective vehicle
equipment, deputies will
concentrate their efforts
on vehicles being operat-


ed with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting
equipment. In addition,
attention will be directed
to drivers who would vi-
olate the driver license
laws of Florida.
The Sheriff's Office has
found these checkpoints
to be an effective means
of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license
laws of Florida while en-


during the protection of
all motorists.
The checkpoints will
be: US-41, CR-145, NW


16th Avenue, CR-751,
CR-25A, SR-6W, SR-6E,
CR-141, CR-143, CR-51,
CR-249 and SR-129.


Power wheelchairs available for
eligible seniors and disabled


Efe a sper euws
Published weekly every Thursday. USPS #755-980
Office located at 105 NE 2nd Avenue,
Bank of America, Jasper, FL 32052
Phone (386) 792-2487 FAX (386) 792-3009
E-mail address: jaspernewsl@windstream.net
Myra Regan .............. Publisher
Robert Bridges ............. Group Editor
Jo Ross ................... Reporter
Louise Sheddan ........... Administrative Assistant
Periodicals postage paid at Jasper, FL.
Annual subscription rate is $17 in county,
$25 out of county and out of state.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:
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Letter to the Editor and Article Policy
Letters to the Editor and news articles can be mailed,
FAXed or dropped off at the news office located in the
Bank of America Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
till 5 p.m.
Letters to the Editor should be typed, double-spaced if
possible, brief and to the point, approximately 150 to 200
words or less. Not all letters are published. To be consid-
ered for publication Letters to the Editor must be signed,
include the writer's address and phone number, and in
the Jasper News' office on Friday before 5 p.m.
News Releases, 400 or less words, should be typed, dou-
ble-spaced if possible, brief and to the point. Not all articles
are published.
Letters and articles may be edited to fit available space.
Well written letters/articles require less editing.
To mail your letter/article, send it to: The Jasper News,
105 NE 2nd Ave., Jasper, FL 32052 or FAX it to: 792-3009.


assistance, the family
may prematurely choose
a nursing home, or make
an unnecessary retail
purchase on power mo-
bility equipment.
If the patient doesn't
meet all the requirements
of the program, we may
still be able to help them
through our donation
program. This is made
available when people
call us wanting to donate
their power wheelchairs
that are no longer need-
ed. Thank you for your
support.



Norris

Notes U
By Lillian Norris
Norris Notes will
not be running this
week. Mrs. Lillian
Norris will be back
next week with her
column. Thank you.


Building
Construction
Open
Enrollment
Call
386-647-4210
for more
information.


HAMILTON_ g
TECHN ICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr.
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 647-4210


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Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park 3076 95th Dr Live Oak, FL 32060
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Submitted
The Senior Wheels
USA Program makes
available power wheel-
chairs to senior citizens
and the permanently dis-
abled at no cost to the re-
cipient, if they qualify.
The power wheelchairs
are provided to those
who can no longer walk
safely, nor self-propel a
manual wheelchair, and
who meet the additional
guidelines of the pro-
gram.
If the patient's need is
for use in the home,
please call for more infor-
mation to see if they qual-
ify. Call toll free at 1-800-
246-6010.
The Senior Wheels
USA Program's main
purpose and goal is to de-
velop public awareness
that there are assistance
options that allow senior
citizens (as well as the
permanently disabled) to
remain independent in
their own homes. With-
out this awareness and

Masonry
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Open
Enrollment
Call
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for more
information.


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TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr.
Live Oak, FL 32064
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Obituary
Marvin "Buck" Rodgers

Marvin "Buck"
Rodgers, age 91, of Well-
born, FL. passed away
Saturday, January 2,
2010 at his home follow-
ing an extended illness.
Rodgers was born in
Statenville, Georgia to
the late William and Lula
Simpson Rodgers. He
was a former resident of
Hamilton County, FL.
and Lakeland, FL. Mr.
Rodgers worked for 23
years for the City of Ft.
Pierce before retiring to
Suwannee County. He
was a member of Pine
Grove Methodist Church
in Suwannee County.
Buck was preceded in
death by his wife, Milbra
Rodgers in 1986.
Survivors include
three sons, Russell
Rodgers (Deloris), Well-
born, FL., William
Rodgers (Patricia) and
Johnnie Rodgers, all of
Ft. Pierce, FL.; three
daughters, Wanda John-
son (Bobby), Ft. Pierce,
FL., Sharon McNabb
(Kerry), Palmetto, FL.,
and Debbie Stansbury
(Richard), Ft. Pierce, FL.;
15 grandchildren, 20
great grandchildren and
2 great-great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were
held in the chapel of
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. Inter-
ment followed at Pine
Grove Methodist Church
Cemetery in Suwannee
County, FL.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. was in
charge of arrangements.


Gospel Sing

Devane Productions
Gospel Ministry presents
the "Pre-Superbowl
Gospel Fest" at Jesus The
Living Word of Deliver-
ance Church at 1122 NW
Highway 41 in Jasper on
January, 23, 2010. Debra
Snipes & The Angels will
perform, along with The
Pearly Gates, The Cho-
sen Disciples, Prophetic
Expressions and D&D
Gospel singers.
There will be food and
door prizes. Doors open
at 5:30 pm, good time be-
gins at 6:30 pm. Contact
Devane Productions at
386-792-3247 for tickets
and more information.


Community Heart Matters


Calendar

Jan. 9 Timberlake Property Owners' Associa-
tion semi-annual meeting will be held at the
Jasper Woman's Club (next to hospital in Jasper at
10:00 a.m.
Jan. 9 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration:
Black & White Ball/Formal, Jasper Civic Center
7pm-10pm, $20 singles, $35 couples, dinner in-
cluded, no alcoholic beverages
Jan. 10-15 Revival with Larry Richards at
House of Prayer. Sunday at 11 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.,
Monday-Friday at 7:00 p.m. Call 386-792-3357 for
more information.
Jan. 12 Hamilton County Sisterhood Meeting
at Jennings United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.
Ladies-please bring a salad or dessert.
Jan. 16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration:
Teen Summit 10am-noon, free, brunch served.
Teen Jam 6pm-9pm ($5), 7th-12th grades only,
Jasper Civic Center.
Jan. 16 White Springs Folk Club, River Road
in White Springs, presents Grant Peeples with
Carrie Hambey and Mike Lagassee at 7:30 p.m.
386-269-0056 or mckenziew@windstream.net for
reservations or more information.
Jan. 18 Join Girl Scout Troop 519 for their an-
nual Suwannee River Renewal Project on Mon-
day, January 18, 2010. Suwannee Springs 9:00 am
- plastic gloves and garbage bags will be provid-
ed. We strive to unite the community through ser-
vice. For more information please contact Peggy
Boston at 792-3527.
Jan. 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebra-
tion: MLK Parade at 10am. Food & Fun in the
MLK Park immediately after parade.
Jan. 23 Devane Productions Gospel Ministry
presents the "Pre-Super Bowl Gospel Fest" at Je-
sus The Living Word of Deliverance Church, 1122
NW Highway 41 in Jasper. For tickets or more in-
formation, call 386-792-3247.
Jan. 25 Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Direc-
tors will meet at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Street,
Suite 135, Lake City.
Jan. 30-31 & Feb. 5-7 24th Annual Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fair-
grounds. For hours, admission prices, and more
information call 352-334-ARTS or visit www.gvl-
culturalaffairs.org.

Monthly Happenings:
The Jasper Revitalization Committee meets the
3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Jasper
City Hall.
Bible Baptist Church opens their clothes closet
on the 2nd Saturday of each month from lp.m-
3p.m. Call 792-0720 for more information


Sisterhood
meeting
Hamilton County's
Sisterhood Meeting
will take place on
Tuesday, January 12
at 7:00 p.m. at the Jen-
nings United
Methodist Church.
Ladies, please bring
either a salad or
dessert.


Revival with evangelist Larry Richards
House of Prayer, located in Jasper across from
Hardee's, invites you to join them for a revival with
evangelist Larry Richards. Revival services will run
January 10-15 Sunday a.m. at 11:00, Sunday p.m. at
6:00, Monday-Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. For further information,
please call Pastor Calvin Deas at 386-792-3357.


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SUWANNEE-
HAMILTON
TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064
FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED.
APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS.
ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.


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.
500892-F
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
SR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St.,
Jennings, FL 32053
938-5611
Pastor:Jeff Cordero
Sunday School............................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning W orship......... ... ............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship, Youth Happening
RA's, G A 's..................... ................. 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday
Supper. ............................................6:00 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Discipleship class for adults
Youth activities, Children's Choirs.....6:30 p.m.
Van pick-up upon request
500896-F


Wouldn't you love to
lighten your load for
2010...especially if it in-
volved no dieting? Be-
fore you get too excited,
I'm not referring to los-
ing those extra pounds
that appeared over the
holidays...but something
that weighs us down all
the same. In Ephesians
4:32, the Bible encour-
ages us to..."Be kind and
compassionate to one
another, forgiving each
other, just as in Christ
God forgave you."
So...is there someone
you are holding a
grudge or feeling of re-
sentment against? Does
a knot form in your
stomach when you see
or even think about that
person? If so, you are
carrying the excess bag-
gage of unforgiveness.
According to Web-
ster's dictionary, the
word forgiveness has
several definitions: 1) to
give up resentment, and
2) to grant relief from
payment of a debt. In
both, the word "forgive"
is a verb that indicates
taking action, implying
that forgiveness is an in-
tentional choice. What
makes this choice diffi-
cult is that when some-
one hurts us, the very
last thing we want to do
is give up our resent-
ment and grant the of-
fender relief...we would
much rather they pay!
While we often cannot
help or immediately
change the way we feel,
we are responsible for
the choices we make and
the actions we take.
Therefore, it is encourag-
ing to remember that
forgiveness is usually
something we "will" be-
fore we "feel."
God calls us to forgive
others because He has
forgiven us through
Christ's death on the


CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275
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 W orship....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting...................7:00 p.m.
500893-F

CHURCH OF CHRIST
N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Blda: 792-2277


FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor- Dale Ames
Phone -386-792-1122
Sunday
Sunday School.......................... 9:45 a.m.
..1,:, .n '.J',':, : '1 11:00 a.m .
Wednesday
Bible Study.................. ........... 4:45 p.m .
C hoir Practice................................ 6:00 p.m .
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 1-5pm
500902-F
NOIENMS NTINA


Sunday BURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School.............................9:30 a.m. 4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
Morning Worship....................10:30 a.m. Pasto9381265Carter
Pastor: Robert Carter
Evening Worship.........................6:00 p.m. Sunday
Wednesday Sunday School............................... 9:45 a.m.
Evening................................. 6:00 p.m. W orship........................... ....... 11:00 a.m.
500897-F Evening Service........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting ........................... 7:00 p.m.
5899-F

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cross. We often refuse to
forgive because we think
our offender will get
away with the harm they
have caused, but we
need to understand that
unforgiveness keeps us
chained to not only that
person, but also to the
offense, for as long as we
hold on to it. Ironically,
the offending party may
often be totally unaware
that we are carrying that
burden around! In that
case, we aren't making
them pay at all, but are
we ever suffering! I once
heard someone say that
refusing to forgive is like
drinking poison and ex-
pecting the other person
to die. Not a great idea!
It is important to rec-
ognize that while His
forgiveness is available
to everyone, God only
reconciles Himself to
those who acknowledge
their sin, ask for forgive-
ness and are willing to
change their ways. This
marks the huge differ-
ence between forgive-
ness and reconciliation
and serves as a pattern
for us: we are also to of-
fer forgiveness to every-
one. However, reconcili-
ation requires much
more than an apology...
it requires the offender
acknowledging the
wrong and taking steps
to make things right.
Many times we make the
mistake of reconciling
without forgiveness....
we try to pretend noth-
ing happened, and jump
back in without working
out a resolution, expos-
ing ourselves to further
pain. Our tendency to
do this is often because
we don't want to risk the
loss of ending the rela-
tionship. Then, when
things go wrong again,
we can just blame the
other person all over
again! We become the


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
204 N.W 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pastor: Rev. Parrish Jones, 792-8412
SUNDAY
Sunday School ............................ 10:00 a.m.
W worship Service....................... 11:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice....... ............7:00 p.m.
500898-F

ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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.
500901-F

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To list your church on our church directory, please call Nancy at 1-800-525-4182


To place your ad inside

the Church Directory

please call

Louise at

386-792-2487


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010


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victim and everything
wrong in our life be-
comes their fault. It is
possible to live our entire
lives stuck in relation-
ships like this...never
taking responsibility for
our own unforgiveness
and blaming the other
person for everything.
Let me assure you
that it is not hypocrisy to
make the choice to for-
give someone without
"feeling" like you have
forgiven them... make
the choice, and sooner or
later your feelings will
line up (don't give
up...the longer we have
withheld forgiveness,
the longer it may take for
our feelings to change).
Let's make the intention-
al choice to cut ourselves
free from the useless bur-
den of unforgiveness,
and really lighten our
load for the New
Year...because our hearts
matter!
El. --i'i,- Angie

Heart Matters is a week-
ly column written by Angie
Land, Director of the Fam-
ily Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Associa-
tion, where she teaches
bible studies, leads mar-
riage and family confer-
ences and offers biblical
counseling to individuals,
couples and families.
Contact Angie with ques-
tions or comments at ang-
ieland3@windstream.net


TT~








Hamilton County 4-H 2nd Annual Holiday Bake-Off


Submitted
The Hamilton County 4-H program had an great turnout for our 2nd Annual
Holiday Bake-Off. There were 21 entries to the contest; from 17 participants in
10 different categories. Youth entered into one of the following categories:
Cloverbud (items may not be judged for youth ages 5-7), Gift Baskets, Breads,
Decorated Cakes, Cakes, Brownies/Bar Cookies, Specialty Items, Candies, and
Cookies. Category overall winners received the "Golden Spatula Award." Win-
ners were as follows:
Appetizers
Blake Ross Red Award Golden Spatula
Breads
Amanda Hughes Red Award
Michael Pike Blue Award Golden Spatula
Specialty Items
CJ Bozeman Blue Award Golden Spatula
Broxton Crosby Blue Award Golden Spatula
Cookies
Lonnie Pike Red Award
Ben Godwin Blue Award Golden Spatula
Pies
Amanda Hughes Blue Award Golden Spatula
Decorated Cakes
Diane Carter Blue Award
Amanda Hughes Blue Award
Connor Waller Blue Award
Jessica Carter Blue Award


Sharon Bontrager Blue Award Golden Spatula
Cakes
Hannah Godwin Blue Award Golden Spatula
Blake Ross Blue Award
Candies
Aubren Crosby Blue Award
Amanda Hughes Blue Award
Will Godwin Blue Award
Broxton Crosby Blue Award Golden Spatula
Brownies/Bar Cookies
Lonnie Pike Blue Award Golden Spatula
Michael Pike Red Award
Cloverbuds
Seth Boston
Matthew Hughes
Sarah Barrett
Triston Carter
Karoline Herndon
Katheryn Herndon
Rachel Fry
Abby Fry
There were eight outstanding entries into the Cloverbuds category which were
not judged but did receive participation ribbons. We are proud of all of our 4-
Hers that participated by submitting some wonderful holiday treats! Congratu-
lations to all of our participants for a job well done!


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Red Ribbon winners


These 4-Hers are proud to show off their Cloverbud participation ribbons. Great job!


Christmas Love
Continued From Page 1A

came in and said she
needed a bicycle for a lit-
tle girl," Hall said. "We
had one."
Later the same woman
brought in a piece of
fudge and a chocolate
chip cookie as thanks.
"I started to cry. I told
her she didn't need to
thank us, we were just
the vessel for which the
blessing was delivered,"
Hall said. A few days
later, Hall was touched
by the humility and sin-
cerity of a donor.
"I had a man come in
and hand me a one hun-
dred dollar bill. He apol-
ogized that I would
have to go out and buy
the present and wrap
it," said Hall. "I could
not believe he apolo-
gized after handing me
one hundred dollars."
Before becoming in-
volved in this Christmas
project, Anne said she
did not realize the sever-
ity of poverty in Hamil-
ton County.


Tree brought joy
"I did not realize there
are people who live that
way here," she said.
This year, Hall hopes
that more people will
come to realize the local
need as she did.
"We need more peo-
ple to make it better,"
Hall said. "Its just such a
blessing for those who
get involved."
The guardian of one of
Christmas Love Tree's
children said, "Without
this, they weren't going
to get anything." But
without Christmas Love
Tree, it is the donors, the
organizers, and the gift
wrappers who would go
without, said Hall. "The
true meaning of Christ-
mas was in the hearts of
people who pulled tags,
donated money and
wrapped and delivered
gifts," said Hall.
Jennings residents
opened their hearts as
well.
"During this time
when people are facing
hardships with jobs and
the economy, residents


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to local children
around the Jennings area
opened their hearts and
purse strings to help pro-
vide Christmas joy for
needy children. Their
generosity was over-
whelming in helping to
deliver gifts to 30 chil-
dren in nine different
families," said Beth Bur-
nam, organizer of the
Jennings branch of
Christmas Love Tree.
Christmas Love Tree
would like to think the
following: PCS Phos-
phate, Kiwanis Club of
Jasper, Mainstreet
Hamilton County Inc.,
South Hamilton Elemen-
tary faculty/staff, Food-
way, Sunsations, Stor-
mat's Grocery, White
Spring's Women's Cen-
ter, Danny Johnson and
the Hamilton County
Courthouse Annex, Nick
Lyras and the Telford
Hotel, Jasper Assembly
of God, Ann and Billy
Calloway, Sara Jenkins,
Margaret Bell, Hamilton
County Extension Office,
4-H Club, North Hamil-
ton Elementary facul-
ty/staff, Burnham Chris-
tian Church, Jennings
First Methodist Church,
West Lake Church of
God, New Hope Baptist
Church, Bethel Primitive
Baptist Church and all
individuals who donat-
ed and pulled tags.


Sne coveted goiaen spatula awards awaittn e winners. Photos submitted


The participants in the 2nd annual Hamilton County 4-H Holiday Bake-Off
The participants in the 2nd annual Hamilton County 4-H Holiday Bake-Off


4-Her Blake Ross receives
the red award and golden
spatula for her appetizer en-
try


4-H to host their 2nd annual
Father/Daughter Dance
Submitted
The Hamilton County 4-H group will host their
2nd annual Father/Daughter Dance Saturday,
February 6th, 2010 at the Jasper Women's Club
from 7pm to 9 pm. All proceeds from this event
will be donated to the Hamilton County Relay for
Life. Dads, grandfathers, uncles bring your
daughters, granddaughters, or nieces to enjoy an
evening that will make memories that last forev-
er.
Owner of Jasper's Dance Works, Shannon Mc-
Cook will be our DJ this year and finger foods will
be provided. Ticket prices are $10 per couple or
$7 per individual ticket. To purchase tickets or for
more information, contact the Hamilton County
Extension Office @ 386-792-1276 or Leslie Carter
via e-mail at lesliejcarter@windstream.net. This
event is open to community.


Culinary Arts and
Commercial Foods Program
Classes starting January 21st
TABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment


SUWANNEE-
HAMILTONAC
TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 647-4210
FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING g
BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.


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Jasper Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 24-2009-CA-000485
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
GARY R. MCCOY, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: GARY R. MCCOY AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GARY R. MCCOY
Whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown defendants who
may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, Ilenors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an inter-
est by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the
property described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
PARCEL ONE
A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 AND RUN
THENCE NORTH 88 46'39" EAST,
82.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
88 46'39" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 200
FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THENCE
00 19'33" WEST, 471.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIN FOR THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING CONTINUE SOUTH 00 19'33"
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 330.30 FEET
TO AN IRON PIN, THENCE NORTH
8940'27" WEST, 179.99 FEET TO AN
IRON PIN ON A CURVE ON THE EAST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 51, SAID RIGHT OF
WAY CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF
17,250.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH
0050'20" WEST, ALONG THE CHORD
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF
228.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH
01 13'05" WEST (BEARING BASE)
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DIS-
TANCE OF 102.12 FEET TO AN IRON
PIN; THENCE SOUTH 89 40'27" EAST,
A DISTANCE OF 187.50 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS 15 FEET
ACROSS THE NORTHERLY BOUND-
ARY
PARCEL TWO
A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE ON THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SAID EAST 1/2 AND
RUN THENCE NORTH 88 46'39" EAST,
82.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
8846'39" EAST A DISTANCE OF 200
FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE
SOUTH 00 19'33" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 801.3 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTIN-
UE SOUTH 00 19'33" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 200 FEET TO AN IRON PIN;
THENCE NORTH 89 40'27" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 178.41 FEET TO AN
IRON PIN ON A CURVE OF THE EAST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD
NO. 51, SAID RIGHT OF WAY CURVE
HAVING A RADIUS OF 17,250.45 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00 07'39"WEST,
ALONG THE CHORD OF SAID CURVE,
A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIN; THENCE RUN SOUTH
89 40'27" EAST, A DISTANCE OF
179.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
PARCEL THREE
A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SAID EAST 1/2, AND
RUN THENCE NORTH 88 46'39" EAST,
A DISTANCE OF 82.75 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 88 46'39" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIN; THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 19'33" EAST, A DISTANCE OF
601.30 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FORTHE
POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTINUE
SOUTH 00 19'33" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 200.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 40'27" EAST,
OR LESS, TO THE EASTERN BOUND-
ARY OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 1
SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, THENCE
RUN NORTH, ALONG SAID SECTION
LINE 200 FEET, THENCE NORTH
89 40'27" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1042.52 FEET, MORE OR LESS,TOTHE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE
WEST 30 FEET, THEREOF. TOGETHER
WITH MOBILE HOME VIN NOS.
GA020737 AND GB31M013126
Has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
Is 900 South Pine Island Road #400,
Plantation, FL 33324-3920 on or before
February 6, 2010, (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of this


notice of action) and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at HAMILTON County, Florida, this
28th day of December, 2009.
(COURT SEAL)
GREG GODWIN
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/Cynthia Johnson
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-97379(GMAP)(FHLMC)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the HAMILTON County
Courthouse at 386-792-1288, 1-800-955-
8711 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Service.
01/07, 01/14

PUBLIC AUCTION
Date: 01-19-10
Time: 8:00 A.M.
1977 NABO
Vin# PXT8324
1999 MACK
Vin# 1M1AA13Y8XW115610
Location: Dennis Garage
8109 CR 146 NW
Jennings, FL 32053
01/07

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME
LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09,
FLORIDA STATUES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the un-
dersigned, desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of:
Britt's Dryer Vent Cleaning
located at :
6188 SW 57th Way in the County of
Hamilton in the City of Jasper, Florida
32052, intends to register the said name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Name: Bill Britt
6188 SW 57th Way
Jasper, FI 32052
Dated this 4th day of January, 2010.
01/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
This is to inform you that Hamilton Coun-
ty will hold a pre-bid conference and walk-
thru for the weatherization work of six (6)
single-family dwellings in the Hamilton
County Weatherization program.
This meeting will be held Friday, January
8, 2010, beginning at 8:00 am at Suwan-
nee River Economic Council, Inc. Out-
reach Office, 1114 NW US Highway 41,
Jasper, Florida 32052.
The conference and walk-thru is manda-
tory, no exceptions, for contractors who
plan to bid. Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. requires each contractor to
be properly licensed, carry general liabil-
ity insurance of at least $1,000,000.00,
POI (Pollution Occurrence Insurance) and
Workers Comp Insurance (No Exemp-
tions) before bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due by
12:00 noon Wednesday, January 13,
2010, at Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 1114 Nw
US Highway 41, Jasper, Florida 32052.
Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for
Name of Homeowner". Bids to be opened
and awarded Wednesday, January 13,
2010 at 12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.
has the right to reject any and all bids.
The bids will be awarded on the most cost
effective basis.
1/7


College

Placement

Tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5
p.m. (by appointment):
College Placement Test
(CPT), NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), 5 p.m.,
Madison. Register in
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hours before test. For in-
formation please call 850-
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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL



Arrest Reports


Editor's note: The
Jasper News prints the en-
tire arrest record each
week. If your name ap-
pears here and you are lat-
er found not guilty or the
charges are dropped, we
will be happy to make note
of this in the newspaper
when judicial proof is pre-
sented to us by you or the
authorities.
The following abbre-
viations are used below:
DAC Department of
Agriculture Commis-
sion
DOA Department of
Agriculture
DOT Department of
Transportation
FDLE Florida De-


apartment of Law En-
forcement
FHP Florida High-
way Patrol
FWC Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission
HCDTF Hamilton
County Drug Task Force
HCSO Hamilton
County Sheriff's Office
ICE Immigration and
Custom Enforcement
JAPD Jasper Police
Department
JNPD Jennings Po-
lice Department
OALE Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P&P Probation and
Parole


SCSO Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
WSPD White Springs
Police Department

Dec. 28, Jesse Paul
Earman, 31; 2175 Belaire
Drive, Winter Haven, Fl;
possession of controlled
substance, possession of
less than 20 grams of
marijuana; DTF
Dec. 30, James Robert
Gurganus, 41; 5509 SR 6
West, Jasper; aggravated
battery with deadly
weapon; HCSO
Dec. 31, Anthony D.
Foote, 40; 2264 Pine
Warbler Way, Marietta,
Ga; driving while li-
cense suspended; DOT


Submitted by Fi,.,i,;,'LISVI
Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville
The Florida/USVI Poi-
son Information Center-
Jacksonville has issued an
alert to all emergency de-
partments in its geo-
graphic area to be on the
alert for severe neutrope-
nia or agranulocytosis in
persons who use cocaine
or heroin. These effects
on the white blood cells
are purportedly due to
the contaminant "lev-
amisole" mixed in with
these street drugs. As
part of surveillance ef-
forts mounted by the
Florida Department of
Health and the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), the
poison center has re-


quested emergency de-
partments to report any
such cases occurring in
the cocaine or heroin
abusing population.
Levamisole is used as
a de-worming agent in
veterinary medicine and
is currently approved for
use in cattle, sheep and
swine. It has also been
used for treating autoim-
mune diseases and can-
cer, but is no longer ap-
proved for human use in
the United States.
Neutropenia is defined
as an abnormally low
level of white blood cells,
used by the body to fight
off infections. Agranulo-
cytosis is even more serv-
er, with a dangerously


low level of these protec-
tive white blood cells.
"We are responding
to this request from the
public health agencies to
help identify and charac-
terize the disorder, as
well as informing the
general public of this
hazard," stated Dr. Jay
Schauben, director of the
Florida/USVI Poison In-
formation Center-Jack-
sonville. "The informa-
tion that is being gath-
ered will be used to for-
mulate and target public
health prevention mes-
sages."
The Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA)
reported that as of July
2009, i,'.. of the cocaine


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Dec. 31, Joseph Antho-
ny Marcano, 33; 2508
NW 49th Trail, Jasper;
possession of controlled
substance, petit theft;
HCSO
Jan. 1, Barbara G. Mc-
Neal, 45; 1247 Stephens
Street, Jennings; resist-
ing without violence;
HCSO
Jan. 1, Jason Lee Bain,
20; 12105 SE 50th Drive,
Jasper; driving while li-
cense suspended/re-
voked; JAPD
Jan. 2, Johnny Shield
Norwood, II, 26; 398 SW
Over Street, Greenville,
Fl; driving while license
suspended, resisting ar-
rest with violence; FHP


Year-round landscape irrigation


rule takes effect January 6


Submitted
LIVE OAK, FL, December 23,
2009- Starting Jan. 6, all home-
owners and others within the
Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District (District) will be
asked to limit landscape irrigation
to one or two days per week, de-
pending upon the time of the
year.
For the first time ever, the Dis-
trict is implementing a year-round
water conservation rule that ap-
plies to residential landscaping,
public or commercial recreation ar-
eas, and public and commercial
businesses that aren't regulated by
a District-issued permit.
In the past, the District has en-
acted only short-term voluntary
restrictions in response to drought
conditions.
Jon Dinges, the District's direc-
tor of resource management, said
the new requirement will help ad-


dress water needs within the Dis-
trict.
"Water supply is a statewide is-
sue," Dinges said. "We all must do
our part to conserve."
Unlike other areas of the state
where irrigation schedules are set
according to addresses, water
users in the SRWMD will be al-
lowed to set their own schedules
as follows: Choose one day per
week to water landscapes during
Eastern Standard Time, which be-
gins the first Sunday in November;
choose two days per week during
Daylight Savings Time, beginning
the second Sunday in March. In
both cases, irrigation should not
occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Newly planted landscapes may
be watered more frequently for 60
days following planting.
"Reducing landscape irrigation
and watering more efficiently
helps us makes the most of our re-


sources and it reduces irrigation
costs," Dinges said.
Those who wish to deviate from
the water conservation rule must
apply for a water use permit.
The requirement is part of the
District's new water use permit-
ting rules.
In addition to water conserva-
tion for landscape irrigation, the
new rules require anyone applying
for a water use permit to imple-
ment a water conservation plan.
Dinges said only new permit
applicants are required to adopt a
conservation plan; existing permit
holders must adhere to their cur-
rent permits.
The new water use rules will be
posted on the District_s website as
of Jan. 6. Go to www.mysuwan-
neeriver.com/rulesandregs and
click on 40B-2. For more informa-
tion contact Linda Welch, rules co-
ordinator, at 386.362.1001.


supply seized before ar-
riving in the U.S. con-
tained levamisole. The
DEA also reported that
approximately 1,.. of the
heroin they have tested is
also contaminated with
levamisole.
If you suspect a poi-
soning has occurred, or if
you have questions con-
cerning poisonings, im-
mediately call the Poison
Center at 1-800-222-1222
(24 hours a day). When
the problem is poison,
the answer is poison con-
trol. Call for your free
phone sticker or refriger-
ator magnet so that you
may have the number
readily accessible.


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CITY OF JASPER, FLORIDA


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Jasper, FL. is accepting proposals for
Group Health Insurance. An original sealed proposal
marked 'SEALED PROPOSAL FOR GROUP HEALTH
INSURANCE" must be received by 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the City of Jasper City Hall,

208 W. Hatley St., Jasper, FL. 32052
Attn: Jennifer Pomeroy, City Clerk. For details call
(386) 792-2320. Evaluation and selection will occur in
accordance with the City's requirements at a time and place
to be determined by the City. The City of Jasper reserves the
right to reject any or all proposals, and to waive any
informalities or irregularities in the process and to award the
contract in the best interest of the City.
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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


Girl Scout's Chili and Soup



Kitchen was a great success


Submitted
Girl Scout Troop 1162 of Jasper
sponsored a Chili and Soup Kitchen
they called Fill the Community with
Kindness and Food. It was held on
Wednesday, November 25th at the
Jasper Civic Center.
The girls began cooking the chili and
soup at noon to prepare for the
evening event. Jasper Girl Scout


Troop and community volunteers fed
nearly 300 people and passed out 50
bibles to the community.
Troop 1162 thanks everyone for their
support with the event; the outpour of
generosity from our community is
greatly appreciated. The girls are al-
ready planning for next year and hope
this event can become an annual event
for Hamilton County.


Girl Scout Troop 1162 of Jasper begins preparations for their "Fill the Community with
Kindness and Food" event held at Jasper's Civic Center on November 25th.


Everyone enjoyed their delicious meal of soup and chili


Troop 1162 and their assistants are ready to "Fill the Community with Kindness and Food"


Letter of Thanks


Diners line up for their special soup and chili meal


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Submitted

My name is Leslie
Carter. I have been a Girl
Scout leader here in
Jasper for the past 5
years. Troop 1162 has
held an annual canned
food drive for the past 4
years. The girls in the
past had always donated
their cans to other orga-
nizations and never real-
ly saw were the food
went.
This year, one of my
Girl Scout's decided she
wanted to use the
canned foods for the
troop to feed those in
our community; after a
vote, all agreed. Even
though I was a little


the 2010 Olustee
Submitted
Contestants are currently being
sought for the 2010 Olustee Festival
Pageant. Girls will compete in par-
ty dress or gown and will be judged
on beauty, poise and showmanship.
The pageant will be held on Sat-
urday, February 6, 2010 at the Co-
lumbia County Schools Adminis-
trative Complex. Ages 13 months-
23 months, 2-4, 5-6 and 7-9 will
compete at 4:00 p.m. Ages 10-12, 13-
15, and 16-20 will compete at 6:30
p.m.
Pageant awards include educa-
tional scholarships, savings bonds,
trophies, crowns and banners. First
place winners will ride in the annu-
al Olustee Festival Parade on Feb-
ruary 13. The pageant is open to
girls ages 2-20 as well as boys and
girls 13 months to 23 months, who
reside or attend school in Baker,


skeptical that the troop
could pull off this event,
we began planning with
only 2 months until the
event. It was a success!
I thank everyone who
made a donation to our
troop; without the help
of the community we
would not have been
able to accomplish what
we set out to do.
The day of the event
was such a wonderful
day. Everything fell into
place as though we had
been doing this for
years. The girls could
not have done anything
without the help of their
parents. I would like my
troop moms and dad to
know how much I ap-


preciate everything they
did and do.
Without the idea, hard
work and determination,
of these girls this event
would not have oc-
curred. I have watched
these girls grow from lit-
tle girls into young
ladies and I am very
proud of them.
We all know though
without God's guidance
we would not have been
able to accomplish any-
thing. God lead this
event every step of the
way and without Him
we would be nothing.
Sincerely,
Leslie Carter, leader
Girl Scout Troop 1162
of Jasper


Festival Pageant
Columbia, Hamilton, Union, and
Suwannee Counties.
Finalists in ages 10 and above will
be asked an on stage question.
Age divisions are as follows: Tiny
Mr. and Miss Ages 13 months-23
months, Miniature Miss (Ages 2-4),
Little Miss (Ages 5-6), Petite Miss
(Ages 7-9), Pre-Teen Miss (Ages 10-
12), Junior Miss (Ages 13-15), and
Miss Olustee Festival (Ages 16-20).
The pageant will include a sepa-
rate talent and photogenic competi-
tion.
Applications may be obtained
from The Columbia County Li-
brary, Emily Taber Library, Suwan-
nee Regional Library, Hamilton
County Library, Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce or by con-
tacting Elaine Owens, Pageant Di-
rector at 386-752-3430 Deadline for
entries is January 26, 2010.


New hours for Jasper Post Office begin January 11


Submitted


Beginning on January 11, 2010, the
retail service hours for the Jasper Post
Office will change. The new hours will
be: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. 12:30
p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday
hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m. For 24-hour, 7-day assis-
tance with your mailing and shipping
needs you can also visit
www.usps.com.
Why is the Jasper Post Office Retail
Window Hours Changing?
Businesses face challenges at many
points in their history, and the Postal
Service is no exception.
Electronic diversion and a tough
economic climate continue to reduce
mail volume and revenue. So far this
fiscal year, the Postal Service is faced
with a 12 ',.. decline in total mail vol-
ume and a revenue shortfall of nearly
$4.7 billion. We are projecting a $7 bil-
lion dollar loss in fiscal year 2009 and
forecasts for fiscal year 2010 appear


equally as grim.
To mitigate the impact, the Postal
Service is reviewing all of our opera-
tions and making changes where nec-
essary. Retail window service hours
are based on operational reviews and
revenue generation conducted at the
individual offices. A recent review of
this Post Office indicated that cus-
tomer volume and transaction types
could be served with reduced window
service hours of Monday through Fri-
day.
Service to Post Office boxes will
not be affected by this change.
Outgoing mail may be deposited
in the collection box and will be col-
lected, as in the past, at the times indi-
cated on the box.
We recognize the importance of
the role local post offices play in the
community. It is for that reason we
chose to simply shorten the total num-
ber of hours of operation, and at the
same time, help us meet our financial
goals.


January 26 is deadline for entries in


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