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'A Taste of


Playwright and evangelist Shirley
Marshall sends a message she hopes
young people will hear


Alex Ularidy dressed as Satan during a rehearsal Monday
night. Photo: Stephenie Livingston
By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com
Can a stage play about drug use change the opinions
of the audience and convince them to make changes in
their own lives? Playwright and evangelist Shirley
Marshall says it can and will.
Her play exploring the origins of drug dealers and
addicts alike, "A Taste of Temptation," being
performed by a group of concerned local actors, will
probe the local drug crisis this Sunday at the old
Hamilton County High School auditorium.
"Watching the youth on the street, I saw too many
young people going down the wrong road, including
my own sons," said Shirley. "When I would tell my
children they were making bad decisions, they would
say to me, 'We don't want to hear a sermon, Mom.'
They didn't want to hear a sermon, so I decided to
show them one."
The play follows David, a young man who turns his
back on his family and his faith for drugs and drug
money, while watching his best friend become
addicted to crack cocaine. In the end, he realizes the
choices he makes cannot only harm himself, but also
those he loves most.
"I've been down that road," said actor Alex Claridy,
who plays Satan. "I've been on both sides of the fence.
SEE 'A TASTE OF TEMPTATION', PAGE 2A


WE'RE PULLING FOR YOU
Scott Markowitz, an 8th grade American History teacher at Hamilton County High School, put on quite a show last
Thursday for students who did well on FCAT prep tests. More than 40 got to watch as Markowitz pulled a school bus -
loaded with 40-plus more students some 60 feet. Hanging out the window of the bus are Shelby Dedge, Kindill Laws
and Jimmy Alexander. Raven Weise was steering. For video go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=elTgiuidAQE.
- Courtesy photo


Sweetheart ride


Returning to White Springs from Live Oak on
CR 136. Photo: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent


Annual Suwannee
Sweetheart cycling
weekend draws folks
to White Springs
ByJoyce Marie Taylor
Correspondent
For bicycling enthusiasts it
was a sweetheart of a deal
celebrating Valentine's weekend
in historic White Springs, even
with the chilly weather. This
two-day riding event included
fully stocked rest stops along
scenic bike routes in and around
the city. All age groups
participated, even folks in their
60s, 70s and 80s. Quite a few of
them have been coming to this
event for years.
For the last 21 years, White
Springs has served as
headquarters for the Suwannee
Bicycle Association, a non-profit
organization founded by Lys
Burden in 1989. The SBA is
dedicated to environmental
awareness, as well as family
fitness for people in the
Suwannee River region. They
are located half a block north of
SEE SWEETHEART, PAGE 2A


9-1-1 bill

could prove

costly, says

sheriff
By Stephenie
Livingston
stephenie.livingston
@gaflnews.com
A bill created to
improve flaws in the 9-1-
1 system recently passed
in the Florida House has
many small town
sheriffs worried.
Hamilton County Sheriff
Harrell Reid said he is
one of those concerned.
The bill was prompted
by the death of Denise
Amber Lee, whose
family felt her death
could have been
prevented if the 9-1-1
dispatcher had been
better trained.
Currently, dispatcher
training is voluntary.
The new bill, however,
SEE 9-1-1 BILL, PAGE 2A


Volunteer your time and visit Disney for free

Help out at CCS and get a complimentary pass to theme park


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Pack your bags and enjoy a Disney theme
park for free. That is, after you commit at least
eight hours of volunteer service at a Disney
approved agency, such as Comprehensive
Community Services of Jasper and Live Oak.
CCS was
approved by Disney
to let folks volunteer
their time with the
agency. Upon
completion of their
service, each
volunteer, up to
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eight per household, will receive a free pass to
one of Disney's theme parks, as part of Disney's
Give A Day ... Get A Day program.


"We're very excited about being named as a


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A Taste of Temptation'


Continued From Page 1A

This play is a message that there are
other choices you can take in life."
Actress Tanlitro Peterson who plays
a drug user named Star, said "A Taste
of Temptation" shows how sin and
negativity infiltrates a young man's
life and pushes him in directions he
does not want to go.
"Drugs are a problem in this
community. There needs to be more
awareness," she said. "I'm most
familiar with White Springs. For such
a small area, our crime is ridiculous. A
lot of young kids drop out of school
and form little 'pretend gangs.'"
Shirley said she knows the impact of
the play will go far beyond just those
individuals who come to see it Sunday
night. With scenes and situations
familiar to the audience, such as
the drug dealer and the street
corner, it is the reality of the play
that will open up a discussion,
Shirley hopes.
Furthermore, as the play's theme
delves deeply into the issue of local
drug use and drug dealing, Shirley
said it is also meant to encourage
anyone who is tempted by
something negative and harmful A
to reject those things, and follow a re
different path. N1
"Drugs are not the only thing SI
that can ruin a life," said Shirley. pl
"People are tempted by alcohol, P


promiscuity, honor and prestige."
"A Taste of Temptation" is for
anyone who is being tempted to take a
dangerous path, she said.
The play also addresses the poor
local economy and its impact on
crime. More and more young men are
resorting to selling drugs because they
cannot find a decent-paying job
locally, said Shirley.
At ever-younger ages, she said,
youth are dropping out of school and
turning to gangs and drugs. This is an
issue that needs to be opened up for
discussion, she said.
"The future of our area has fallen,
and is falling by the wayside," Tanlitro
said.
Shirley said her play is intended to
help pick them back up.


scene during rehearsal depicting drug-
lated violence. Alex Pilkington, who plays
orman, a crack dealer and drug user, and
hirley Marshall as Mrs. Nell. Alex Claridy
ays Satan, creeping nearby.
hoto: Stephenie Livingston


9-1-1 bill could prove costly, says sheriff


Continued From Page 1A

would require all 9-1-1 dispatchers
throughout the state to undergo
mandatory training once every two
years.
However, Reid says this could get
expensive for smaller agencies such
as Hamilton County's.
"I'm concerned about the impact
this legislation will have on smaller
agencies," he said.
Reid said large agencies will be
able to dish out the money for more
training, but smaller agencies like his
will have to make cut backs and
suffer the consequences.
"I agree that something needs to
be done, but I do not agree with the
current legislation," Reid said.


Lawmakers say the bill will be
funded by the e-911 tax we already
pay on our cell phone bills.
If the bill passes, the mandatory
training will go into effect on
October 1st, 2011.
The bill is a direct result of the
death of 21-year-old, Denise Amber
Lee, who was kidnapped, raped and
killed.
Lee's body was found buried in a
shallow grave in North Port after
several 9-1-1 calls were made,
including one from Denise herself.
Although the bill unanimously
passed its first legislative hurdle, it
must pass three more committees
before it is taken into consideration
by the Florida Senate and Gov.
Charlie Crist.


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Sweetheart ride


Suwannee Bicycle Association headquarters in White
Springs. Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent


Continued From Page 1A

the Adams Country
Store, where US 41
intersects with CR 136.
Their mission is to offer
in-depth understanding
and appreciation of
natural ecosystems. To
do this, they sponsor
bicycling, canoeing,
kayaking, hiking,
snorkeling and spring-
hopping events in the
Suwannee Valley Region,
as well as publishing and
distributing educational
brochures and
pamphlets.
After Saturday's warm-
up ride and evening
potluck dinner, the real
action began on
Valentine's Sunday at 7
a.m. with a continental
breakfast. Then, at 8 a.m.


the "sweetheart cyclists"
started their journeys
with choices of 25, 52, 62
and 100 mile rides. Some
of them pedaled into Live
Oak to enjoy lunch at the
Dixie Grill or Grace
Manor, but those who
preferred a shorter route
only went as far as the
Whistlestop Coffee & Deli
in Wellborn. According
to some folks, they have


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Setting off on a day's ride.


Volunteer your time

and visit Disney for free


Continued From Page 1A

Disney volunteer
agency this year," said
CCS program director
Debbie Lee. "It's very
easy for people to sign
up for this program.
They just have to log
onto the Disney site by
typing in the exact
program address
http:// disneyparks.disn
ey.go.com. Once they've
done that, they just need
to follow the Give A


Day...Get A Day links
and it will walk you
through the steps
necessary to register for
your volunteer service."
Disney hopes to have
one million volunteers
by the end of the
program.
Lee said eight people
have so far committed
to volunteering time
with CCS. Several more
have expressed interest.
Pamela Cason will
volunteer and receive a


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free pass by helping at
CCS's annual
Lawnmower Race March
13 at the Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park.
"This is an
opportunity not only to
show my support of
CCS, but to receive a
great reward from
Disney," she said. "My
family and I have been
to Disney several times,
but this will be the first
with a group of fellow
volunteers."
Local resident Tereasa
Whitmore said it's a
great idea.
"I think that's nice
because that will get
more people involved
and (the people) at CCS
love being around
people," she said.
People who volunteer
and receive a pass will
have one year in which
to redeem their pass. The
Give A Day...Get A Day
program ends Dec. 15, or
until allocated tickets
run out, whichever
comes first.
The free, one day pass
is good for admission to
Disney's Magic
Kingdom, Animal
Kingdom, Epcot or
Disney's Hollywood
Studios.


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the best freshly baked
scones in town. Sunday
evening, after an
exhilarating bike ride, the
cyclists enjoyed a buffet
dinner at SBA
headquarters.
Current SBA
membership includes
people from Florida,
Georgia, Indiana,
Michigan, Washington
and Vermont.
"For me it's kind of like
a family reunion with my
snowbird cycling
friends," said event
coordinator Jeannie
Hargrave.
If you missed this ride,
don't worry. The SBA's
next cycling event, the
Spring Pedal and Paddle
Festival, is coming up
April 30 through May 2.
For more information
contact Jeanne Hargrave
via e-mail at
BiknJeanne@aol.com or
visit the SBA's Web site at
www.suwanneebike.org.


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the state, we have hosted
world. If you were able to
sisters of the old hotels, yot
and famous people stayed
Ranch in Texas, Henry
Theodore Roosevelt, Henr
of Florida and even a Carn
Hamilton Hotel, where fasl
fox-trotted beneath Waterfc
of a full time orchestra fr
dressed in the latest fashion
which could be purchased
Times have changed but
travelers from all over the
ful music seldom found in
offer arts and crafts and a
Earlier this week you may
their easels set up behind t
stopped to look at their w(
old store anew, through
tions. They were Indy Ba
Hartland, Michigan and th
the interstate to do some sk
headed to Sarasota to visit
know better than many of
sure that old store is. They
elers' eyes, artists' eyes, wi
dulled by familiarity. We r



Little Miss

Contestanth
Submitted
Little Miss Wild Aza-
lea Contestants are
needed for the next
competition of the Lit-
tle Miss Wild Azalea
contest for the Town of
White Springs' festival
March 20th, 2010.
Girls from Columbia,
Hamilton and Suwan-
nee Counties, ages
newborn to 10 years
old are qualified to


WH TE SP

e world comes lif
r ,to White Springs!
Perhaps I say it from time to Thanks to Indy and Sherry and
.often, too often some artists everywhere fo helping us to see the beauty in
iight say, but it's a saying our own back yard.
at bears repeating. Since No orchestras from New ork this week, but at the
ay back in the day White Telford Hotel this Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.
;Srings was one of the the White Springs Folk Club features a trio direct from
rest cities in Florida New England. Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein, and Michael
wed was also the number Cicone bring their wonderful songs and exquisite har-
one tourist destination in monies to our town of White Springs. They perform tra-
i people from all over the ditionalballads, songs of the sea and contemporary mu-
take a look at the guest reg- sic with a sound that is almost ethereal. Their version of
u would see that many rich "The Last Leviathan" sung acappella is as powerful as
d here... the Kings of King anything you will ever hear. World class music, no trav-
Ford, John D. Rockefeller, el necessary!
y Flagler, several Governors Last weekend bicyclists from all over Florida were
egie or two lodged at the Old here for their annual Suwannee Sweetheart ride and this
hionable people waltzed and Sunday, twenty six Exploritas attendees will arrive for a
ord Chandeliers to the music week's visit to the natural beauty of our area. If you find
om New York. They were yourself feeling a little tired of everyday life in White
ns from Paris and New York Springs, take a fresh look through the eyes of a visitor,
in White Springs boutiques. and you will discover that the world still comes to
we are still a destination for White Springs!
world, we still have wonder- The hopes and prayers of the White Springs commu-


other places, and our stores
mtiques unique to our area.
have seen two women with
the Adams Country Store. I
ork in progress and saw the
their wonderful interpreta-
icon and Sherry Jones from
ey had been drawn to get off
.etches along the way as they
relatives. Indy and Sherry
us who live here what a trea-
y see our town through trav-
th a vision that has not been
ieed a fresh look at ourselves



Wild Azalea

s Needed

participate. Funds
generated by contes-
tants support the
Town's Special Events
Committee and Town
activities. First, second
and third place win-
ners will win a US Sav-
ings bond.
To register, or to ob-
tain more info, call or
visit Shirley Heath,
386.397.2310, White
Springs Town Hall.


Submitted by:
NFCC CQ(t.., of College Ad-
vancement
MADISON, FL-- North
Florida Community Col-
lege invites the public to
its second annual Super
Saturday event March 6
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
its campus in Madison,
Fla. Visitors will enjoy
campus tours, presenta-
tions showcasing NFCC's
many popular programs,
and a variety of fun activ-
ities and entertainment.
NFCC staff will be on
hand ready to help
prospective students ap-
ply for admissions and fi-
nancial aid. There will
also be chances to win
book and tuition scholar-
ships. NFCC Enrollment
Services' staff will be
available to help individ-
uals apply for admis-
sions. Financial aid ex-
perts will be on hand to
assist future students
complete the Free Appli-
cation for Federal Student


Aid (FAFSA).
As an incentive to en-
roll early for NFCC's
2010 summer and fall
terms, high school seniors
and all first time college
applicants who fill out an
admissions application
on March 6 will receive
$10 off the NFCC applica-
tion fee.
Super Saturday is open
to anyone interested in
attending NFCC or find-
ing out more information
about the college and its
many programs and of-
ferings. For more infor-
mation about NFCC's Su-
per Saturday event call
(850) 973-9450 or email
scottb@nfcc.edu. A com-
plete agenda of the
NFCC Super Saturday
activities will soon be
available at


By Walter M Kenzie




RIN

reinwhitesprings@gmail.co

nity go out to Randy Beauchamp, who is still recover-
ing from a serious work accident, and Ralph Hardwick
who is recovering from heart surgery and may be back
in his town council seat before you know it.
As most of you know, life in White Springs is sadly
lacking in one department. Our spring no longer flows.
Walter McKenzie and Dennis Price visited Tallahassee
Tuesday to attend the Florida Springs Rally which was
attended by delegations of citizens from the major
springs and cities in north and central Florida. Prior to
the rally, delegates visited with their legislators to dis-
cuss legislative protection for our springs. Too often we
have all been asked by visitors why our spring does not
flow any more. Perhaps good news, good will, and
hope for the future of our springs will eventually come
as a result of this meeting.
Once again I have said enough! Let me hear from
you and I hope to see you out and about enjoying life in
White Springs.

Walter McKenzie
Si I it/ ,i J 386-269-005 il ...i
386-269-0056


www.nfcc.edu (search:


Super Saturday).


Attend Hamilton County School District's
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, Build-
ing 1, Room 8. This is
your "Second Chance"
to earn a high school
diploma.
Class Registration:
Every Wednesday at
1:00 p.m.
1. Need a copy of
your Social Security
card.
2. Students, ages 16-
17, must provide a copy
of their withdrawal
form from the last


school attended.
3. Registration, in-
cluding Locator Test
will take 1 hour.
TABE Class Entrance
Test: Every Thursday
at 1:00 p.m.
1. Only for adults
without a high school
diploma.
2. Must have com-
pleted registration.
3. Test takes approxi-
mately 3 hours and will
start promptly at 1:00
p.m.
Call Rex Mitchell
(792-6571) or Evelyn
Davis (792-6529) for en-
rollment details.


Florida Trail Association meets March 8


Submitted Sylvia Dunnam,
Chapter Chairperson
The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida
Trail Association will hold its monthly
meeting on Monday, March 8, 2010 at
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District from 7-9 PM, on US 90
and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. The
Public is welcome!
Our program will feature: Judy More-
land of the Suwannee County Extension
Service who will speak about the Won-
derful World of Butterflies. She will
identify the food and host plants and


explain the life cycles for particular but-
terflies in your garden and along the
Florida Trail.
After the program stay for a discus-
sion about Suwannee Chapter's upcom-
ing tours and trips, many of which are
open to the public. The Suwannee
Chapter maintains many miles of the
Florida National Scenic Trail along the
banks of the Suwannee River for the
hiking public.
Contact Chapter Chair Sylvia Dun-
nam at 386-362-2356 or
dunnams@windstream.net.


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The Gospel Play






Written By
Evangelist Shirley Marshall
February 21, 2010
5:00 PM
The Old
:amilton High School Auditorium
US Hwy 41 N. Jasper, Fl
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Jabari Edwards
As David
Evangelist Shirley Marshall
"As Mrs. Neil"
James Pilkington
As Norman
Joe'L DaJuan Hill
As The Holy Spirit
Alex Claridy
As Satan, and a Drug Head
Letitia Brown Bristol
As Sister Pearl


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Tobacco Free Florida participates in "Through With Chew Week"


Submitted
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18, 2010) The Florida
Department of Health,
Tobacco Free Florida,
Suwannee River Area
Health Education Center
(AHEC), and the Hamil-
ton County Tobacco-Free
Partnership join thou-
sands in supporting
"Through With Chew
Week" February 14-20th.
The observance is meant
to educate Floridians
about the dangerous
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with smokeless tobacco
and ways to quit. Ac-
cording to the 2008 Flori-
da Youth tobacco Sur-
vey, .. of Florida mid-
dle school students and
i'/. of high school stu-
dents have used smoke-
less tobacco at least once
during the past 30 days.
More concerning howev-
er, S 2I.. of Hamilton
County middle school
students and 13.7',.. of
Hamilton County high
school students have
used smokeless tobacco
at least once during the
past 30 days.
During "Through
With Chew Week" all
Floridians are encour-
aged to "Be Free" of
smokeless tobacco. Lo-
cally, the Hamilton
County Tobacco-Free
Partnership is combing
forces with Suwannee
River AHEC to observe
"Through With Chew
Week" on February


18th with "The Great
American Spit Out".
Representatives from
the two organizations
will set up outside Hitch-
cock's grocery store lo-
cated at 205 SE 2nd Av-
enue in Jasper from
11AM to 1PM to educate
about free, local cessa-
tion services and are giv-
ing away free turkey
sandwiches to those who
pledge to quit smokeless
tobacco.
Although smokeless
tobacco is viewed as
harmless and less addic-
tive than smoking, it con-
tains 28 cancer causing
agents that could lead to
cancer of the oral cavity,
leukoplakia ( a lesion of
the soft tissue that con-
sists of a white patch or
plaque that cannot be
scraped off) and reces-
sion of the gums, accord-
ing to the National Can-
cer Institute.
The Centers for Dis-


ease Control says oral
cancer is the sixth lead-
ing cancer in men, with
30,000 cases per year and
is one of the most diffi-
cult cancers to diagnose,
treat and cure.
For help with quitting
you can contact the Flori-
da Quitline to receive
free telephone counsel-
ing at 1-877-U CAN
NOW (1.877.822.6669) or
Suwannee River Area
AHEC for free, local ces-
sation classes at
1.866.341.2730. Both or-
ganizations offer free
nicotine replacement
therapies (gum, patches,
lozenges) while supplies
last.
To find out more infor-
mation on the event or
the Hamilton County to-
bacco Free Partnership
please contact Emmy
Lou Slaughter at
352.250.5010 or email
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The bride-elect's maternal grandpar-
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Highway 51 South from the roundabout.
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Gene Autry Starr
6/29/1937 2/14/2010

Gene Autry Starr, Sr.,
age 72, passed away
February 14, 2010, in
Shands at Lake Shore
Hospital in Lake City,
FL. He was born June 29,
1937, at Brooksville, FL.
to Heth and Gladys
Starr. He was a gradu-
ate of Boone High
School and was an avid
Gator fan. Mr. Starr
spent most of his life in
the Orlando, FL. area
and moved to their farm
near Jennings, FL. fol-
lowing his retirement
from the Orange County
Engineering Depart-
ment. He was a member
of New Hope Baptist
Church and was active
in community activities
while living in Hamilton
County. Mr. Starr was a
veteran of the U.S.
Army; a member of the
Orlando Moose Lodge;
the Kiwanis Club of
Jasper; and the Gideons
International, Live Oak
Camp. Mr. Starr will be
remembered by his wife
as a loving husband and
by his children as a won-
derful father who loved
and supported them in
all their endeavors. In
Hamilton County, he


will be remembered by
many as a "special
friend who loved peo-
ple". He was preceded
in death by his parents
and a brother, Roy C.
Starr.
Survivors include his
devoted and loving wife,
Lois Esther Starr; his
daughter, Geniane Starr
Bell (Mickey) Jasper, FL.;
his son, Gene A. Starr
(Schvonia) Baxley, GA.;
a brother, Charles Chil-
dress, Birmingham, AL.;
three grandchildren,
Tiffany Bell Doll (Kevin),
Geavonna Starr, Gene A.
Starr, III and one great-
granddaughter, Sara
Doll.
Funeral services were
held Wednesday, Feb.
17, 2010 at New Hope
Baptist Church with Pas-
tor Jeff Cordero officiat-
ing. Interment followed
in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be
conveyed online at
www.harrytreidfh.com.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. was in
charge of arrangements.

Gloria Strickland

Mrs. Gloria Strickland,
age 82, of Jasper, FL.
passed away Wednes-
day, February 10, 2010 at
Lake City Medical Cen-
ter in Lake City. Mrs.
Strickland was born in
Jacksonville, FL. to the
late Charlie and Elsie
Cribbs. She was a faith-
ful member of the First
Baptist Church in Jasper
and was the secretary
and treasurer of her Sun-
day School Class. Mrs.
Strickland was preceded
in death by her husband
of 59 years, Mr. Willie
"Bill" Strickland and
two sons, Willie Strick-


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HAMILTON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
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386-792-3098
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land, Jr. and an infant
son.
Survivors include one
son, Charlie Frank
Strickland, O'Brien, FL.;
three daughters, Sue
Strickland, Jasper, FL.
Hazel Strickland, Jasper,
FL. and Shrea McCoy
of Live Oak, FL.; five
grandchildren and
eleven great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were
held Sunday, February
14, 2010 in the chapel of
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. with
Pastor Roger Hutto offi-
ciating. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen
Cemetery.
Memorial Contribu-
tions may be made to
First Baptist Church, 207
NE 2nd St. Jasper, FL.
32052. Condolences may
be conveyed online at
www.harrytreidfh.com
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. was in
charge of arrangements.


FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN
N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Wayne Sullivan
Sunday
Sunday School.......................10:00 a.m.
Morning W orship....................11:00 a.m .
Wednesday
Prayer Fellowship.................6:30 p.m.
571612-F


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
571613-F
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1/2 mile East on Hwy 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275
Sunday
Sunday School.....................10:00 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.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting..................... 7:00 p.m.
571614-F


Walter David
McMillan

Walter David McMil-
lan, age 54, of Jennings,
Florida passed away Sat-
urday, February 6, 2010
at his home. Mr. McMil-
lan was born in Sikeston,
Missouri to proud par-
ents, Jack and Nettie
McMillan. He moved to
the Hamilton County
area in 1992 from Port-
land, TN. Mr. McMillan
was a truck driver em-
ployed by Roadway in
Lake Park, GA. and was
a member of the team-
sters union. He was a
member of Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Lake Park,
GA. McMillan served his
country in the United
States Navy.
Survivors include his
wife, Linda McMillan,
Jennings; one son, Jack
McMillan (Ashley), Ft.
Knox, KY; one daughter,
Cynthia Hall (Tim), Ty
Ty, GA; his parents, Jack
and Nettie McMillan,
Hopkinsville, KY; one


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.
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Bldg.: 792-2277
Sunday
Sunday School........ ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship... ...............10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Evening ........................................6 :00 p.m .
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor Dale Ames
Phone- 386-792-1122
Sunday
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
.1,:,, r',''.:1',J:, : rll:, 11:00 a.m .
Wednesday
Bible Study........... ..................... 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice..................... ........ 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 1-5pm
571616-F


brother, Jack McMillan,
Longview, TX; three sis-
ters, Diana Dillingham,
Whitehouse, TN., Sherri
Davis and Debbie Hardi-
son, both of Hop-
kinsville, KY.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, Feb. 13,
2010 in the chapel of Har-
ry T. Reid Funeral Home,
Jasper, FL. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen
Cemetery, Jasper, FL.
Condolences may be
conveyed online at
www.harrytreidfh.com.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home was in charge of
arrangements.

Patrick Frederick
Michael Marr

Patrick Frederick
Michael Marr, age 63, of
Jasper, FL. passed away
Saturday, February 13,
2010 at his home. Pat was
born in Algoma, Wiscon-
sin to the late Kenneth
and Marcella Haack
Marr. He was a veteran
of the United States


BURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH
4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
938-1265
Pastor: Robert Carter
Sunday
Sunday School......................... 9:45 a.m.
W orship........................... ..... 11:00 a.m .
Evening Service....................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting................... ....... 7:00 p.m.
571617-F

PENTEICOSTA


PENTECOSTAL
DELIVERANCE CENTER
1394 McCall Street
Jennings, FL 32053
Pastor Edgar C. Wood
Sunday School............................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night W orship...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Worship............ 7:30 p.m.
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Army serving in Ger-
many. Pat was a member
of the Disabled American
Veterans Association and
was a faithful member of
the First United
Methodist Church in
Jasper, FL.
Survivors include two
brothers, Ken Marr (De-
bra) St. George Island,
FL. and Frank Marr (Car-
ole), Philadelphia, PA.;
two sisters, Penelope
Marr, Philadelphia, PA.
and Kay Matthews, New
Smyrna Beach, FL.; sev-
eral nieces and nephews
also survive.
Graveside services will
be held at 11:00 a.m. Sat-
urday, February 20, 2010
at Evergreen Cemetery in
Jasper.
In lieu of flowers, con-
tributions may be made
to Disabled American
Veterans, P.O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-
0301 Attn: Gift Process-
ing.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. is in
charge of arrangements.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
204 N.W 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pastor: Rev. Parrish Jones, 792-8412
SUNDAY
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service........................ 11:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice......................... 7:00 p.m.
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Larry McCulley
Larry often prayed...
"The Serenity Prayer"
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His will.
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever
in the next.
Amen.
...as we now pray, while we also give thanks
to you, our friend who remembered us and
Larry during the celebration of his life...!
Always with love,
The family of Larry Lawton McCulley



Heart Matters

By Angie Land

A box of candy...a beautiful card...dinner
out...or a heartfelt gift? How did you celebrate
Valentine's Day with that special someone? The
National Retail Federation estimates that Ameri-
cans spent approximately 17 billion dollars on the
Valentine holiday. Why all the fuss? According to
Dr. Gary Chapman's book "The Five Love Lan-
guages", love is an emotional need, and what we
must learn about love is how to express it in a lan-
guage that the other person understands. Accord-
ing to Chapman, there are five basic love lan-
guages:
Words of Affirmation: this can mean words
of sincere praise for results and efforts as well as
words of affection that express positive thoughts
toward someone as a person. "You are such a
great friend", "Your eyes are beautiful", or "I know
that didn't turn out like you hoped, but I am proud
of how hard you tried."
SQuality Time: giving a portion of time and your
undivided attention is a powerful communicator of
love to another person because our lives are so
busy. This doesn't mean simply being in the same
room at the same time, but has everything to do
with togetherness...making sure the other person
feels like they are the focus of your attention.
SReceiving Gifts: gifts are visible evidence of
emotional love. Perhaps this explains the billions
spent on Valentine's Day. The Greek word from
which we get our English word gift is "charis"
which means grace or undeserved. The beauty of
gifts is that they don't have to be fancy or expen-
sive to be valuable. A gift says "I care about you"
and "I think you are important". That is the real
treasure.
SActs of Service: Loving service is an internally
motivated desire to give your energy for another.


Revival at
Revival at Corinth Baptist

Eternal Hope Church Homecoming

Church of God is Feb. 21


Revival services will
be held Sunday February
21st through Wednes-
day, February 24th at
Eternal Hope Church of
God on Palmetto Av-
enue in Jasper. Services
begin on Sunday at
6p.m. and at 7p.m. Mon-
day through Wednes-
day. Evangelist is Rev-
erend Jimmy Dowdy.
Call 386-792-4673 for
more information.


Submitted
Corinth Baptist
Church invites you
and your family to join
us for Homecoming
on Sunday, February
21, 2010. Services will
begin at 10:30AM with
"Local Talent" sharing
in song and testimony.
Rev. Leon White of Al-
abaster, Alabama will
be bringing the Home-


Feb. 18 NFCC Artist Series presents "Inter-
section" in Van H. Priest Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Call 850-973-1653 for ticket information or go to
nfcc.edu and search Artist Series.
Feb. 20 Empowering Tabernacle House of
Prayer Outreach Ministry presents the 3rd an-
nual Valentine's Ball "The Pureness of Love" at
7 p.m. in the Jasper Civic Center.
Feb. 21 Corinth Baptist Church's Home-
coming services begin at 10:30 a.m. Covered
dish dinner follows worship services. 7402 SW
41st Avenue, Jasper. Rev. Leon White presents
the homecoming message.
Feb. 21 Become a Certified Babe Ruth Um-
pire at Hamilton Parks and Recreation 12:00-
5:30 p.m. Call 792-3098 for more information.
Feb. 21 The gospel play "A Taste of Temp-
tation" will be presented at the old Hamilton
County High School Auditorium at 5:00 p.m.
No cost for admission, funded by donations
only.
Feb. 21-24 Revival services at Eternal Hope
Church of God in Jasper. 6 pm on Sunday, 21st


Just doing something for someone, especially some-
thing they want or need accomplished is a power-
ful way to communicate love. Like quality time, it
requires a portion of our life set aside and donated
for another, but acts of service also allows them to
be free of a task or chore.
Physical Touch: Touching is an emotionally
powerful way to communicate love...this is why
we love to give and receive hugs and why a shoul-
der massage relaxes us...touch makes us feel loved
and accepted.
Although all of the five love languages listed
above are enjoyable and pleasant, every person has
one or two of these that makes them feel more
loved than the others...and by nature we speak that
language to others. If we enjoy gifts, we will prob-
ably buy gifts for others. If we need words of affir-
mation, we will probably leave love notes and be
very encouraging verbally. The problem comes
when the other person doesn't speak our language.
We may be speaking gifts, but they want quality
time. Or they may be doing acts of service for us


coming Message.
Immediately follow-
ing the worship ser-
vices a covered dish
dinner will be served.
Corinth Baptist
Church is located at
7402 SW 41st Avenue
in Jasper. We at
Corinth are looking
forward to a wonder-
ful time in the Lord.
Come join us!


Easter

Brothers

in concert
Submitted

The legendary East-
er Brothers will be in
concert at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 21st
at Bible Baptist
Church located in
Jasper at 4786 US
Highway 41 South.
For more information,
please call 386-792-
0720.


& 7 pm Mon-Wed, 22nd-24th. Call 386-792-4673
for more information.
Feb. 21 The Easter Brothers will be in con-
cert at Bible Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Call
386-792-0720 for more information.
Feb. 26 LifeSouth's Jasper Community
Blood Drive from noon until 5 p.m. at the
Hamilton County Courthouse
Feb. 27 LifeSouth's Jasper Community
Blood Drive from 9a-3p at Hitchcock's Food-
way

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 clos-
et on the 2nd Saturday of each month from
lp.m-3p.m. Call 792-0720 for more information
The Town of White Springs presents "First
Saturdays. Community-wide events including
free refreshments, yard sales, retail business-
sponsored sales and events.


and we just want them to say, "I love you".
We can learn to speak the language of the other
person if we want them to feel loved by us. We can
usually determine our own language by what we
most often do for another when we want to show
love to them, and to determine other's language,
we can ask their preference and watch what they
do for others. This principle can be applied in
friendships and parent-child/teenager as well as
romantic relationships. Learn to speak the lan-
guage of those you love...because their heart mat-
ters!
Blessings,
Angie

Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie
Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible
studies, leads marriage and family conferences and ..ff -
biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families.
Contact Angie with questions or comments at ang-
ieland3@windstream.net


Preexistence


David H. Matier, Doctor of Pastoral Counseling

There are those that would like to claim that men
have existed before they were born; that they hob-
nobbed with some in the heavens before coming into
this world. But there is only One that can make that
claim. Jesus prayed in John seventeen, "And now, O
Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the
glory which I had with thee before the world was,"
(John 17:5). At other times he got in trouble with the
Jews because he made what they considered to be
outlandish claims. For instance in John 8:56-58 He
said, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day:
and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews
unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast
thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily
verily, I say unto you, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I
AM." Jesus who's personal ministry began at about
age 30 and lasted for about three and one half years
made the claim that He had known Abraham who



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sin debt of all mankind; "But God commendeth his
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
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Word and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
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not anything made that was made...And the Word
was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we be-
held his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of
the Father,) full of grace and truth," (John 1:1-3, 14).
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lar, dual and plural. Singular, of course, means one,
dual means two and plural means at least three. The
word for God in Genesis 1:1, actually in most all of
the verses in the Pentateuch, is Elohim verifying the
Trinity; God the Father, God the Son and God the
Holy Ghost for the very beginning of the Bible.
When you compare Genesis 1:1 to John 1:1 it makes
very good sense.
Did you ever wonder why Genesis 1:26 reads,
"And God said, "Let US make man in our image, af-
ter our likeness:...?" It is because there were three
identities involved THE FATHER, THE SON, and
THE HOLY GHOST.
There have been all sorts of cults that have reject-
ed the Trinity. True Christians whether part of the
Catholic Church or those who came out of the
Catholic Church during the Reformation or those
who never were a part of the Catholic Church and
can trace their history back to pre-Catholic times,
such as Baptist, for the most part have had one thing
in common: the doctrine of the Trinity because it is
taught in the Bible.

David H. Matier, DPC
dmatier@windstream.net




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THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


THE JASPER NEWS, Jasper, FL


Jasper Legals
PUBLIC AUCTION
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02/18

BID SOLICITATION
Re-Advertisement
BID NO. 2009-15

The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners, Suwannee County Flori-
da will receive sealed bids, at the Clerk of
Court Cashier Window at the Courthouse,
Attention: Clerk to the Board, 200 South
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 until
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. at
4:00 PM. Bids will be publicly opened and
read aloud at the Live Oak City Hall Meet-
ing Room, 101 S.W. White Avenue, Live
Oak, Florida 32064 on Tuesday, March 2,
2010 at 9:00 A.M. or thereafter, for the fol-
lowing:
REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF FOUR
PIPE A/C SYSTEM LOCATED AT THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY JAIL

The Board of County Commissioners may
accept all or part of any bid. Any bid re-
ceived after Friday, February 26, 2010 at
4:00 P.M., will be retained at the Clerk of
Court Office unopened and will not be
considered. The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the right to reject any
and all bids, waive formalities and read-
vertise and award the bid in the best inter-
est of Suwannee County

The Board of County Commissioners
does not discriminate because of race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
status.

The Board of County Commissioners re-
quires a Sworn Statement under section
287.133(3)(a), FS., on Public Entity
Crimes.

Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents
may contact the Administrative Services
Department, at 386/364-3410. Any ques-
tions concerning the bid specifications
should be directed to Steve Sharpless,
Maintenance Director at (386)364-6524.
All bids must be submitted in triplicate and
labeled on the outside of the envelope as
"ATTENTION: CLERK TO THE BOARD,
SEALED FOR RE-ADVERTISEMENT
BID NO. 2009-15 FOR REPLACEMENT
OR REPAIR OF FOUR PIPE A/C SYS-
TEM LOCATED AT THE SUWANNEE
COUNTY JAIL."

WESLEY WAINWRIGHT, CHAIRMAN
SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS
2/18, 25
BID SOLICITATION
BID NO. 2010-01

The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners, Suwannee County, Flori-
da will receive sealed bids, at the Clerk of
Court Cashier Window at the Courthouse,
Attention: Clerk to the Board, 200 South
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 until
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 4:00 P.M.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud at the Live Oak City Hall Meeting
Room, 101 S.W. White Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida 32064 on Tuesday, March, 2010
at 9:00 A.M. or thereafter, for the follow-
ing:
HAULING OF LIMEROCK
FOR THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Board of County Commissioners may
accept all or part of any bid. Any bid re-


ceived after Friday, February 26, 2010 at
4:00 P.M., will be retained at the Clerk of
Court Office unopened and will not be
considered. The Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the right to reject any
and all bids, waive formalities and read-
vertise and award the bid in the best in-
terest of Suwannee County
The Board of County Commissioners
does not discriminate because of race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
status.
The Board of County Commissioners re-
quires a Sworn Statement under section
287.133(3)(a), FS., on Public Entity
Crimes.
Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents
may contact the Administrative Services
Department, at 386/364-3410. Any ques-
tions concerning the bid specifications
should be directed to Jerry Sikes, Public
Works Director at (386)362-3992.
All bids must be submitted in triplicate
and labeled on the outside of the enve-
lope as "ATTENTION: CLERK TO THE
BOARD, SEALED BID NO. 2010-01 FOR
HAULING OF LIMEROCK FOR THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
DEPARTMENT."
WESLEY WAINWRIGHT, CHAIRMAN
SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS
2/18, 25

NOTICE OF HEARING

The Hamilton County School Board will
conduct a public hearing on Monday,
March 8, 2010. It will be conducted at the
conclusion of the regular business meet-
ing, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the
Board Room of the school district admin-
istration building in Jasper, Florida. The
purpose of the hearing is to consider
changes to the following school board
policies:
3.06 Safe and Secure Schools
Revise
5.20 Directory Information



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-
erfound 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-
partment of Law En-
forcement
FHP Florida High-
way Patrol


Revise
6.10 Employment Defined
Revise
7.17 Authorized Travel Expenses
Revise
8.12 Purpose and Functions of the
Transportation Program
Revise
8.18 License of School Bus Drivers
Revise
8.21 Transporting Students in
Private Vehicles
Revise
9.03 School Reports
Revise
9.05 Advertising in Schools
Revise
9.07 Visitors
Revise
Reason for changes: various
Authority: 1001.41, 1001.42, FS.
Estimated economic impact: minimum
A complete copy of these rules are avail-
able for review at the office of the Super-
intendent of Schools; Jasper, Florida.
HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
By: /s/Martha Butler
Martha Butler
Superintendent
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board, with respect to any
matter considered at this hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings; and for such purpose that person
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
02/18
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
For Notice of Intent to Provide Wireless
Middle Mile Internet Access and Data
Transport Services
The North Florida Broadband Authority
("NFBA") announces two public hearings
to which all interested persons are invit-
ed. The NFBA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the provisions
of provisions of Section 163.01, Florida


FWC Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission
HCDTF Hamilton
County Drug Task
Force
HCSO Hamilton
County Sheriff's Office
ICE Immigration
and Custom Enforce-
ment
JAPD Jasper Police
Department
JNPD Jennings Po-
lice Department
OALE Office of
Agricultural Law En-
forcement
P&P Probation and
Parole
SCSO Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
WSPD White
Springs Police Depart-
ment


Feb. 8, Kimberly Hen-
derson, 22, Live Oak;
failure to appear on pe-
tit theft; HCSO
Feb. 8, Tom Welton
Pierce, 1200 Suwannee


Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Levy Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Tay-
lor and Union Counties and municipalities
of Cedar Key Cross City Lake City Live
Oak, Monticello, Perry White Springs and
Worthington Springs, Florida. The first
public hearing will be held at 10:00 AM
ET on March 16, 2010 at the Suwannee
River Water Management District Of-
fice, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. The Public Hearing will
be continued to March 17, 2010 at 2:00
pm ET at the Suwannee River Water
Management District Office, 9225
County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida
32060. The second public hearing will
be held at 2:00 PM ET on April 16, 2010
at the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District Office, 9225 County Road
49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The Public
Hearing will be continued to April 21,
2010 at 2:00 pm ET at the Suwannee
River Water Management District Of-
fice, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. The public hearings are
being held to accept comments from the
public and dealers of communications ser-
vices prior to the NFBA Board of Directors
making a determination to provide broad-
band middle mile and data transport com-
munications services within the 14 county
NFBA service area as required by Section
350.81, Florida Statutes. All interested
persons shall have an opportunity to be
heard and to file written comments with
the NFBA. In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an inter-
preter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the NFBA Board Clerk at
(877) 552-3482, at least seven (7) days
prior to the date of the hearing.
Pursuant to Section 350.81, Florida
Statutes, the North Florida Broadband Au-
thority, a single purpose government enti-
ty, by and through its Board of Directors,
proposes to offer for compensation and
provide wireless Middle Mile Internet Ac-
cess and Data Transport Services in a 14
county region inclusive of the following
Counties: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dix-
ie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson,


Street, Jennings; viola-
tion of probation on
burglary of structure;
HCSO
Feb. 8, Larry W.
Knight, 44, 16432 31st
Road, Wellborn; viola-
tion of probation on
burglary of structure;
HCSO
Feb. 8, Aaron S. Galin,
Orlando, FL; hold for
Orange County; OCSO
Feb. 8, John Coen, 33;
CCI, Lake City; hold for
Orange County; OCSO
Feb. 8, Angel Rivera,
31; HCCI, Jasper; hold
for Orange County;
OCSO
Feb. 8, Bakari X. Ed-
wards, 28, Fanfair Road,
Orlando, FL; hold for
Orange County; OCSO
Feb. 8, Antonio Gale-
gos, 30, 7419 119th
Road, Live Oak; viola-
tion of probation; HCSO
Feb. 9, Richard Dale
Hardon, 63; TN; driving
under the influence;
DTF


Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor, and Union, beginning
May 1, 2010.
2/18

NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF
QUARTER HORSE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that on February 4,
2010, the Department of Business & Pro-
fessional Regulation, Division of Parl-
Mutuel Wagering (Division) issued a per-
mit to Hamilton Downs Horse track, LLC
pursuant to Section 550.334, Florida
Statutes, to conduct quarter horse racing
(and conduct parl-mutuel wagering there-
upon) in Hamilton County, Florida. The
application is available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Division of Parl-
Mutuel Wagering, 1940 North Monroe
Street, Suite 50, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-1035.

Any person substantially affected by the
Division's permitting decision may petition
for an administrative hearing under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the in-
formation set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Office of the Agency
Clerk, Department of Business & Profes-
sional Regulation, 1940 North Monroe
Street, Suite 33, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2202 (Fax #850/488-5761).
Petitions must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days of either publication or receipt of
this notice, whichever occurs first. At the
time of filing, Petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to Hamilton Downs Horse
track, LLC, 8085 NW County Road 146,
Jennings, Florida 32053. The failure of
any person to file a petition within twenty-
one (21) days shall constitute a waiver of
that person's right to request an adminis-
trative hearing under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, or to inter-
vene in and participate as a party in any
administrative proceeding involving this
permit. Any subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another person)
will be solely at the discretion of the pre-
siding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida


Feb. 9, Richard Dale
Self, 45, 458 Holcom
Road, Baileyton, AL;
driving while license re-
voked (knowingly);
DOA
Feb. 10, Archie Lamar
Williams, 38, 3100 Beech
Street, Lake City; non-
support; HCSO
Feb. 10, Deborah Free-
man Lessard, 53; 3720
NW 21st Circle, Jen-
nings; hold for St. Lucie
and Martin Counties;
HCSO
Feb. 10, Eugene John-
son, 73, 1088 SW 5th
Street, Jasper; improper
display of a firearm, re-
sisting arrest without vi-
olence; HCSO
Feb. 11, Tarita M.
Johnson, 37, 1078 2nd
Street, Jasper; resisting
arrest without violence,
fleeing and eluding, in-
troduction of contra-
band into facility; DTF
Feb. 12, Thomas
Patrick Hand, 30, 6108
SE Hwy 41, Jasper; vio-


Administrative Code (FA.C.).
All petitions must contain the following in-
formation required by Rule 28-106.201,
FA.C.:
The name and address of each agency af-
fected and each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known;
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;
A statement of when and how the peti-
tioner received notice of the agency deci-
sion;
A statement of all disputed issues of ma-
terial fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
A concise statement of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the specific facts the
petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the agency's action;
A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's
action, including an explanation of how
the alleged facts relate to the specific
rules or statutes; and
A statement of the relief sought by the pe-
titioner, stating precisely the action peti-
tioner wishes the agency to take with re-
spect to the agency's action.
Pursuant to Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, mediation is not available for dis-
putes of the Division's permitting decision
in this matter.
02/18






lation of probation;
HCSO, P&P
Feb. 12, Kenneth
Charles Coffee, 46, 2662
NW 6th Drive, Jennings;
in to serve 2nd week-
end; HCSO
Feb. 12, Julian Daniel
Shaw, 26; 15354 83rd
Trail, White Springs;
serving 3rd weekend;
HCSO
Feb. 13, Kendra
Danielle Hutcherson, 23;
104732 2nd Street, White
Springs; violation of
probation; JAPD
Feb. 13, Michael Ray
Marshall, 31; 3388 NW
29th Place, Jennings; vi-
olation of probation, 2
counts; HCSO
Feb. 14, Eric Abel Ro-
driguez, 38; Sanford, FL;
failure to stop for in-
spection, driving while
license suspended; DOT
Feb. 14, Kenneth E.
Lomathe, 43; 1419 Wil-
low Oak Drive, Edge-
water, FL; disorderly
conduct; HCSO


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NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION


The City of Jasper, Florida will hold an election for
City Council Member for District 1 and
City Wide Referendum


Election Date: March 2, 2010


Place to Vote: City Hall, 208 W. Hatley Street Jasper, FL


Voting Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.


A sample ballots are printed below
SAMPLE BALLOT FOR DISTRICT 1
JASPER CITY ELECTION
MARCH 2,2010
CITY DISTRICT 1


VOTE FOR ONLY ONE
TO VOTE: COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL () NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE
USE THE MARKING DEVICE PROVIDED


IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, ASK THE CLERK FOR A NEW BALLOT.
IF YOUR BALLOT IS NOT MARKED CLEARLY AS TO YOUR CHOICE,
YOUR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT.


VOTE FOR ONLY ONE
LABARFIELD BRYANT ()
VANESSA SMITH ()


SAMPLE BALLOT FOR REFERENDUM
JASPER CITY ELECTION
MARCH 2,2010
REFERENDUM


VOTE FOR ONLY ONE
TO VOTE: COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL () NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE
USE THE MARKING DEVICE PROVIDED


IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, ASK THE CLERK FOR A NEW BALLOT.
IF YOUR BALLOT IS NOT MARKED CLEARLY AS TO YOUR CHOICE,
YOUR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT.


BALLOT SUMMARY
SHALL THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JASPER, FLORIDA,
BE AUTHORIZED TO GRANT, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA SECTION 3,
ARTICLE VII OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TO NEW BUSINESSES AND
EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUSINESSES?



BALLOT


YES, for the authority to grant exemptions


NO, against the authority to grant exemptions
577323-F


Jasper








North and South Hamilton 3rd Graders Plant Trees


in Celebration of Florida Arbor Day


SHE 3rd-graders learned a lot about trees during the Arbor Day events held at their school
- Photos submitted


NHE 3rd-graders pictured here with Greg Staten, Hamilton County Forester, enjoyed the
Arbor Day events


NHE 3rd-graders posed for photo with Greg Hicks, 4-H/Ag agent, and Fringetrees planted


on campus in honor of Arbor Day

By Greg Staten,
Hamilton County Forester

Arbor Day is a tree-planting holiday
that started out in 1872 in Nebraska as
a proposal to help establish trees on its
vast treeless plains. It was the idea of
J. Sterling Morton, and over one mil-
lion trees were planted on that first Ar-
bor Day. It became a national holiday
in the 1880's and is now celebrated in
many other countries as well. The na-


tional Arbor Day in the United States
of America is usually recognized later
in the spring, while here in Florida it is
the third Friday in January.
Florida Arbor Day was celebrated
on January 20, 2010 at South Hamilton
Elementary School in White Springs
and North Hamilton Elementary
School in Jennings with the planting of
two Fringetrees on each of the school
campuses. These programs were con-
ducted jointly by the Florida Division


SHE 3rd-graders participated in Arbor Day celebration by planting Fringetrees and promis-
ing to keep them watered.


of Forestry and Hamilton County Ex-
tension.
A short presentation was made to
the third grade classes about the im-
portance of trees in our everyday lives
and the many useful benefits and
products we get from trees by Florida
Division of Forestry Hamilton County
Senior Forester Greg Staten.


After each presentation, the Fringe-
trees were planted by Greg Staten and
Greg Hicks, 4H/Ag Agent, along with
assistance from some of the students.
The students committed to keep them
watered. The students were each giv-
en a Slash pine tree seedling donated
by the Florida Division of Forestry to
take home and plant.


CHE 4th graders attend
FCAT writing social


Submitted

On Monday, February
8, 2010, Central Hamil-
ton Elementary 4th
grade students enjoyed a
social in preparation for
the FCAT Writing which
was held statewide on
Tuesday, February 9,


2010. Students enjoyed
cake and juice! The so-
cial was sponsored by
CHE faculty and staff!
We look forward to high
scores on the FCAT
Writes! Good luck 4th
graders!
See scenes from the so-
cial below:


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