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The Jasper news

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The Jasper news
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Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
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Jasper, FL
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Jasper News, Myra Regan - Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Hamilton -- Jasper
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 21, 1890)-
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Editor: Jno. M. Caldwell, <1890>.
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Thursday March 1, 2018 The Jasper News rfn tbft rf ntbt b t f JENNINGS A Live Oak motorcyclist died following an accident Saturday night in Hamilton County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 55-year-old James Parsons, of Live Oak, was traveling north on County Road 141 approaching County Road 146 around 8 p.m. Satur day near Jennings. An SUV driven by 16-yearold Brandon Lee, of White Springs, meanwhile was west bound on CR 146 nearing the same intersection, according to the FHP report. The report states that Lee did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection and was turning left onto CR 141 to head south when Parsons motorcycle struck the side of the SUV. Parsons was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was later pronounced deceased, the re port states. Neither Lee nor passenger 16-year-old Dakota Corby, of Jennings, were injured in the accident, according to the re port. The report states that charges are pending. Live Oak man dies in Jennings accident CNHI names Buckner top designer LIVE OAK Tasked with designing eye-catching pages, Aimee Buckners work in 2017 caught the attention of CNHIs judges. Buckner, a page designer for the Su wannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press, was named the De signer of the Year in the annual Best of CNHI contest for Division III. CNHI, a subsidiary of Raycom Media, is the parent company of the North Florida papers. Buckners winning entries included a front page following the inaugural Party in the Pines at Bienville Plantation in White Springs as well as three sports pages from Democrat edi tions. One of the sports fronts kicked off the papers look back Jasper News sta also honored for digital storytelling SEE BUCKNER, PAGE 7A Magnolia Blossoms Farm recognized Hamilton County CFA Forester JASPER RB and Cecil Davis were recognized by the Florida For est Service for having a Certied Stewardship Forest. They have put a lot hard work into their 216 acre forested property known as Magnolia Blossoms Farm located in Hamilton County. They were presented with a Stewardship Forest sign which they can display on their proper ty. They also received an engraved plaque to commemorate the certi cation. The Davis property is currently being managed in a way that inte grates timber management, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, and soil and water conservation. They have put a lot of time and effort into getting the land into its present condition and continue to improve upon it. I would like to commend them for their efforts. The Forest Stewardship Program recognizes forest landowners who manage their property in a sustain able manner through multiple man agement objectives. The manage ment plans for these programs are written for the specic management objectives of the private forest land owner at no cost to the landowner. These objectives may include timber management, wildlife management, recreation, aesthetics, grazing, soil and water conservation, and other objectives a landowner may have. Anyone interested in learning more about the Forest Stewardship Program or the Tree Farm Program can contact the Florida Forest Ser vice Hamilton County Senior Forest er, Greg Staten, at 386-792-1269. rfntbff alexis.spoehr@ganews.com JASPER While there was some good news on the business front at last weeks board meet ing, the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners want to see more business growth. Hamilton County Development Authoritys Susan Ramsey an nounced to the board at the Feb. 20 meeting that Swift Straw is hiring three more positions and has bought the building it was renting from the HCDA. However, that wasnt enough business growth for the commis sioners. You would have thought that BOCC seeking more business growth 866-246-0455 rountreemoorechevrolet.com Your Hometown Chevy DealerJeff Mosley 53186-1 Page 16A SEE BOCC, PAGE 7A Reward offered in Williams murder jessie.box@ganews.com JASPER A reward is being offered for any information about Jaworski Williams murder in December. Williams was murdered in his residence in Jasper on Dec. 30, 2017. Sheriff Harrell Reid said he was found deceased inside his home around 10 p.m. by friends. Reid said he had been to Live Oak earlier that day and they be lieve the murder happened after 3 p.m. There are no leads at the mo ment, Reid said. Reid added that there was no sign of forced entry. The Hamilton County Sheriffs ofce will pay $5,000 for any in formation that leads to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in this murder. Anyone with information, should call 386-792-1001.

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PAGE 2A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL Letter to the editor and Article Policy Letters to the editor and article submissions can be ................ Publisher ................ .............. Editor .................. ................. Alexis Spoehr .............. Samantha Smith ............ The Jasper News THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Arrest Record Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire ar rest record. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when ju dicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. Parson 52608-1 Candidates who DO NOT complete all of the qualifying process and paperwork by Noon, March 20, 2018 WILL NOT be on the ballot. County and must physically reside in the Town of White Springs for Books close for this election March 26, 2018. Candidates must pick MUST open a campaign banking account. Tuesday, February 20, 2018. ELECTION NOTICE THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM Healthy Living A good friend is like a four-leaf clo ver; hard to nd and lucky to have. Irish Proverb I am really lucky when it comes to having amazing friends. These friends include best friends from childhood that span 50 years to those I have made in the past 10 years. Good friends that I cannot imagine living my life without them in it. I also will never take them for granted. It is equally important that I be as amazing of a friend to them as they have been to me. As we get older, we tend to be a bit more selective about who we choose to spend our time with. We are wiser and know when to sh or when to cut bait. I love that saying because it makes so much sense. In other words, we want to spend time with people that we LIKE versus those that bring drama to our lives. Some times you need to walk away from those people. Good friends can help you live a healthier life too. They may stop you from doing things you shouldnt like drinking and driving or nag us to quit smoking. In our hearts, we know we shouldnt do these things. Sometimes it is that little tap on the shoulder from a friend that keeps us from do ing them when our will power isnt enough. Our friends also help us stay on track with good habits like exercise. The morning tness class for seniors I teach Silver Sneakers has the most amazing group of people I have ever met. And I am very proud to call them all friends. This class continues to grow larger and larger every week. Why? Many of these amazing people bring their friends with them to class. Those friends continue and bring their friends to class. Friends supporting friends. Morning classes, both Silver Sneak ers and Water Aerobics, are some of the largest classes I have seen not only in Live Oak but in many gyms Ive attended in the past. Thats a powerful thing. Do you know what contributes to these large classes? We are social creatures and that includes friends keeping friends accountable. Taking the importance of friendship even further, study after study after study has shown that good health and strong social support are connected. Great reason to value friendships. Here are a few others: Why? People who have friends are less likely to die early than those who are isolated. Friends check on us to make sure we are okay. and bad. Did you know that if you have active friends, you are more like side is also true. If your friends tend to put a few pounds on, you may too. tough times. Lean on me. When youre not strong. And Ill be your friend. Ill help you carry on. Bill Withers. Love that song. Friends are there to help you pick up the pieces and move forward. Its never too late. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends and strengthen those friendships you have. Not only will you reap the social ben ets, you may have better health in the future. Have a great week! Denise Denise Sanger is a certied tness instructor, FXP Hoop instructor, li censed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, yoga, teaches morning classes at Dog Pound Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger.com, 386/292-6105 or denisesanger@gmail.com. United Way, DOH partner for National Childrens Health Month LAKE CITY February was Nation al Childrens Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association sponsors National Childrens Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Locally, the United Way of Suwannee Valley and the Florida De partment of Health in Columbia, Ham ilton, Suwannee and Lafayette counties partnered to distribute a dental care kit to every elementary school student to pro mote the importance of good oral care. Dental cavities are one of the most common chronic conditions of child hood in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, play ing and learning, the CDC says. In fact, good oral hygiene is essential for overall health. The United Way of Suwannee Valley Planning Committee elected to utilize funds received through an anonymous grant to partner with the Department of Health in each of the four counties in the local United Ways service area. United Way and the Department of Health are partnering on several projects utilizing the anonymous grant funds and support ing the county health improvement plans. It is customary for the Department of Health in these counties to participate in National Childrens Dental Health Month annually; however, due to a lack of nan cial resources this year, the United Way Planning Committee undertook the dental health initiative to provide the supplies. The National Childrens Dental Health Month slogan for this year is Brush your between your teeth for a healthy smile. Each of the components to accomplish this were provided in the dental care kits. Each elementary school child received a free dental kit containing toothpaste, dental care kits were distributed to school children throughout the four counties. rfntbbnrfb brrfrrrfbrbbrb rrbrbrrrrb bbnrfbbrr bbrrrr rrrfntbbr rrfrfntbbbr nrrrr bb

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PAGE 3A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Life in White Springs Dear Jasper News Editor, I am writing to let you know that there is no life in White Springs this week. I dont mean that literally, I just mean it from a Life in White Springs column writing perspective. about that I think would interest folks. Allow me to elaborate on my predicament. I could write about politics, but there is too much of that in the media already, and besides, I have prom ised that this would not be a political column, and Ive done a pretty good job of keeping that promise. The only thing I could be sure to accomplish if I suddenly went political, is that Id only be read by half of the people that read the column now. Id rather have a larger, non-partisan readership so Ill resist any temptation to become politically active, even if it means not writing a column in order to satisfy my readers. Ill even shy away from encouraging people to get involved in their community because, really, nobody wants to do that anymore. Its so much easier to let someone else do it. Im absolutely sure folks dont want to read about community in volvement. Why, if folks cared about trict, a walking tour, a White Springs Quilt Trail and a Veterans Park with a beautiful new gazebo built by vol unteers. Now some folks say these community projects do exist in White Springs, which would mean there is an involved community here, but since a recent survey that I took on the back of a napkin said 25 percent of the population has never seen these projects, I wont write about commu nity involvement. Its just too big of a risk. I could write about the White Springs Library, but we all know that nothing goes on there. I do see a lot of cars in the parking lot every day but they are probably just there to use the free Wi-Fi. I do acknowledge that our Librarian, Tracy Woodard, ed the community, answering their requests for special order books, hosting community and educational programs, providing public computers, promoting and pro viding community art and music, host ing book signings and maintaining a library of thousands of books. But real ly, do people read any more? Just on the outside chance that anyone was interested, I could write about their Anime cartoon series on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m., with titles like, The Devil Is a Part Timer. Even though Anime, which is a style of animation that originated in Japan, often covers more serious topics than the typical cartoon, Im not so sure that my read ers want serious topics. I mean, who wants to get serious about learning at the library??? OK, perhaps there would be one child who would be in terested to know that Friday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss Day with a program from 1-6 p.m. But should I really write for just one child?? A columnist I am I say, a columnist I am today, and some say that its not OK, should I write about it anyway? (Apologies to Dr. Seuss). And there are several other current programs like Teen Drama at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Story Time at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and the Up Cycled Castle Contest that takes place for three days in April. Yeah, the White Springs Library has a lot going on, but Im still pretty sure people just park there for the free Wi-Fi, so theres no sense in me writing about that. I could write about how fantastic the weather has been for the multi tude of outdoor activities that are so convenient to White Springs, but real ing on the world famous Suwannee River, who wants to go hiking or bik ing on the hundreds of miles of trails? Who would want to do that when it is so much easier to sit on the couch, eat candy, play video games and watch TV? Im pretty sure that most people dont do outdoor activities anymore; they just watch other active people on TV and YouTube. So, Ill not write about those treasures this week. May be in the future Ill do a column for young folks on which indoor activities require the least energy, like napping and watching TV, but Id probably be preaching to the choir. something to write about I even threw a dart at the calendar just to see if anything was going on. It landed on Saturday, March 17, and sure enough there were only three events hap pening. At Stephen Foster State Park, Antique Arts and Collectibles day will feature collectors and vendors from all over displaying their antiques, unique art, and collectibles. If you were interested you could browse a variety of collectibles and a fantastic display of antique and classic cars, military vehicles, antique bikes and more! Hand built dioramas and scale models will be on display highlight ing the local history of the turpentine and logging industries. New this year is the Swap Meet area where you can part youve been searching for! Kids activities and food concessions will be available. But who really cares about there would be collectors shows on television wouldnt there? Somebody said that a show called American Pickers came to White Springs, proba bly just a rumor! Also on March 17, for the 18th year in a row, White Springs has some thing called the Wild Azalea Festival, and Im told there will be delicious food, wonderful entertainment, arts and crafts, a childrens area, a duck race and, yes, wild azaleas. But why would I want to write about that? Im sure that after 18 years most folks know about it, and if there is anything new it will be on their Facebook page. The last thing happening on Satur day, March 17, is the evening perfor mance of what is rumored to be the last White Springs Folk Club. An art ist named Shawna Caspi is traveling all the way from the city of Toronto, Montreal, Canada, a distance of 1200 miles, to play for the Folk Clubs six performances each year featuring wonderful singer-songwriters from our region and far beyond. No sense about writing about that because people who have been coming to the White Springs Folk Club already know about it, and folks who havent come in 14 years arent likely to start now. More than likely everybody will just stay home on March 17, avoiding all the art and food and music and fun and sunshine. Too much expo you miss re-runs of your favorite TV shows. So dear editor, as you can plainly see, there is no life in White Springs this week, except for a slightly veiled celebration of sarcasm as a writing tool that I think might be of interest to some enlightened readers, and that has inspired me to write about the reasons I cant think of anything to write about! Sincerely yours, Walter McKenzie P.S. Even though there has been some reporting here that has been lightly seasoned with a touch of sar casm or humorously said tongue in cheek, hopeful of a good reception, we do have a true appreciation here for folks that have given much to the community. There will be an Appreciation Pro gram in honor of Mr. Kenny Hutch erson this Saturday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at the White Springs Community Center. Please come out and give your support! Im always glad to hear about go ings on in the community and will be glad to share anything appropriate for this column. Email is the best way to contact me, but any way is welcome. I am thankful that we truly are all connected, and I hope that we can continue to feel proud of who we are and where were headed, and that we all appreciate that White Springs is a very special place, to be honored and protected. As always, I look forward to seeing you out and about, enjoy ing your community and your life in White Springs. Walter McKenzie lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.com 386-303-1394 There is no Life in White Springs! Hamilton, Columbia and Suwannee counties celebrate Black History Worship LIVE OAK The District Congress of Christian Education associated with 1st Central Missionary Baptist Association held its annual Black History worship program at the New National Grove Baptist Church in Live Oak on Feb. 17, with the help of Rev. Tommie Jefferson, Sister Letitia Bristol, Rev. Al Nel son and Rev. J.T. Simon. The title of the program was You move Moun tains With our backs against the wall YOU MADE A WAY. The program consisted of youth on parade from Hamilton, Columbia and Suwannee counties with songs, monologues, praise dances and sharing an introduction about African History. The program was highlighted with musical selec tions from the Youth Congress Choir directed by Sis ter Joann Brown and assisted by other youth directors from Hamilton, Columbia and Suwannee. The Congress Drama Casts Youth also presented skits that educated the group about inventors and ed ucators. They also presented about the past and pres ent individuals such as: Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Nat King Cole and many more. The youth were also greeted with the history of what it was like to be a black soldier during the early years by special appearances from the 2nd infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops. In the program, the devotion was done by Eric Brown and JaQuay Andrews, the congregational selection was the Negro National Anthem and the welcome was done by Devarious Thompson. There were two monologues one done by Tony Tinay and another by Tiffany Brown. The Congress Choir also performed a few songs throughout the program. The 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association will be hosting and participating in the 6th Annual Walk Through Living History Festival Parade Day in the Park on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Speed-Spencer-Ste phens Park, the 8th Annual Emancipation and Aboli tionist Ball on May 18 from 7-11 p.m. at the Florida National Guard Armory in Tallahassee, Wreath-Lay ing Ceremony and Salute to Fallen Soldiers of the United States Colored Troops on May 20 from 10-11 a.m. at Old City Cemetery and the Historical Reen actment and Reading of the Emancipation Proclama tion starting at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knott House Museum. rfnttrbrnfnnrrrbrbnfrfn trnrnrrrff

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So its been 49 years since I rst put pen to paper profession ally. Actually it was an old Smith Carona portable typewriter and then a beat up old Underwood. I was a senior at Georgia State University writing free-lance ar ticles. Then shortly afterwards I began my newspaper career. So now I wind it down, hav ing adapted to major changes in this industry, beginning with the old hot-type lead ingot printing, which wasnt that far removed from the Gutenberg press, then on to offset printing, computers and their many advances and then off-site printing with digital components. Effective today, I will ofcially retire as editor and publisher of The Moultrie Observer, passing the torch on to a younger set of newspaper people who, like me, love their community and will serve you with high energy, dedication and integrity. There are some good folks here at The Observer. There always have been. Ive enjoyed 46 years covering the good people and events of the Moultrie and Colquitt County community. Its been a good run. But its time to begin a new chapter in my life along with my wife Libby, who I met in the rst grade and deserves a medal for putting up with me all these years. Im not quite sure what this new era will involve, but we plan to continue living here in Moultrie and being a part of a vibrant community. Ive had the pleasure of training many young reporters and watching them spread their wings and move on to bigger challenges in this and related elds. And Im incredibly honored to have been only the fourth editor of The Observer since its inception in 1894. Though I was tempted by offers from large metro papers along the way, I found that community journalism was where my heart was, and South Georgia was in my blood. To me, community journalism is what one might call a direct-drive occupation. Ive always found it fullling as well as challenging to work in a newspaper where my front door opened up on Main Street, and the people and events I wrote about were just a few steps away. Rewarding and humbling. I began writing my personal column back in 1987. My effort was to stay away from the hard-core political commentary but rather offer perspectives on common everyday things with a lighter theme when possible. I found that it provided me with considerable interaction with the public, something I have thoroughly enjoyed. And I hope that at times I provided some food for thought on a wide variety of subjects. During this great adventure Ive found that there is much more that binds us than separates us. One of my favorite comments on this journey came from a fellow who, after reading one of my columns, said, It seems like we went to different schools togeth er. Ive met a lot of good people while serving in this industry. Many of us have become good friends, and Im pretty sure Ive rufed a few feathers along the THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL PAGE 4A Opinion rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf SEE CHAPTER, PAGE 10A It has been so warm this last bit of February that I decided to hitch up the boat and head out to the Suwan nee River to ride around and maybe jump in a spring or two. Well I have good news and bad news to report. The good news is that the river is so high around Royal Springs that you do not need to worry about hitting the many rocks that are usually pres ent in that part of the river. The bad news is that the river level is on its way down and those who are new to boating in the Suwannee need to go with someone who knows the river or risk bending your prop learning where the rocks are located. The even better news is that the river level is perfect for spring hopping in the many springs the feed the Su wannee. There was a decent crowd at Royal Springs this past Sunday. The spring was an incredible blue color that you just have to see for yourself. I love watching where the clear spring water runs into the tea-colored river. I got to see the unique dance of the mixing waters at three different springs Sunday. After putting the boat in at Royal Springs and motoring upriver, I arrived at Convict Springs in no time. There were a few folks shing along the bank and a couple of canoes were heading towards the boat ramp as I idled by. I stopped the boat and walked up the short spring run to see the spring. It was just as clear as Royal and not nearly as crowded. The water was very cold so I did not stay there long before continuing my journey. I continued up river to Bathtub Springs. The clear, cold water was rushing over the center area of the wall some one made long ago to keep the bathtub level a little high er than it otherwise would be. Here I found the solitude I was looking for. I parked the boat and walked around to the side of the spring. It is sometimes nice to just be in a place and hear the rushing water without any other voices or distracting sounds. After a few peaceful minutes, I got in my boat but did not start the motor. I decided to just oat part of the way back. There are so many things I am looking forward to in March. Spring Break is coming up for the students and teachers, the fair is coming to town after that, and the music festivals will be starting up again at the Spirit of the Suwannee. I am also hopeful that the river will stay near this ideal level as the temperature continues to rise. This is a beautiful time of year in a beautiful place. Get out there and enjoy it. *****Correction****** In my column last week I was incorrect when I stated Connecticut armed its teachers after the Sandy Hook shooting. Several states did make that decision after the tragedy, but Connecticut was not one of them. The town of Eneld, Connecticut, decided to use retired cops as school security after Sandy Hook. That program was dis continued in 2015. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. Spring is beautiful around the Suwannee A liberal-created failure that goes entirely ignored is the lefts harmful agenda for societys most vulnerable people the mentally ill. Eastern State Hospital, built in 1773 in Wil liamsburg, Virginia, was the rst public hospital in America for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Many more followed. Much of the motivation to build more mental institutions was to provide a remedy for the maltreatment of mentally ill people in our prisons. According to professor William Gronfein at Indiana University-Pur due University Indianapolis, by 1955 there were nearly 560,000 patients housed in state mental institutions across the nation. By 1977, the population of mental institutions had dropped to about 160,000 patients. Starting in the 1970s, advocates for closing mental hospitals argued that because of the availability of new psychotropic drugs, people with mental illness could live among the rest of the population in an unrestrained natural setting. According to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, titled Fifty Years of Failing Ameri cas Mentally Ill, shutting down mental hospitals didnt turn out the way advocates promised. Several studies summarized by the Treatment Advocacy Center show that untreated mentally ill are responsible for 10 percent of homicides (and a higher percentage of the mass kill ings). They are 20 percent of jail and prison inmates and more than 30 percent of the homeless. We often encounter these severely mentally ill individ uals camped out in libraries, parks, hospital emergency rooms and train stations and sleeping in cardboard boxes. They annoy passers-by with their sometimes intimidating panhandling. The disgusting quality of life of many of the mentally ill makes a mockery of the lofty predictions made by the advocates of shutting down mental institu tions and transferring their function to community mental health centers, or CMHCs. Torrey writes: The evidence is overwhelming that this federal experiment has failed, as seen most recently in the mass shootings by mentally ill individuals in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz. It is time for the federal government to get out of this business and return the responsibility, and funds, to the states. Getting the federal government out of the mental health business may be easier said than done. A 1999 U.S. Su preme Court ruling in the case of Olmstead v. L.C. held that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, individ uals with mental disabilities have the right to live in an integrated community setting rather than in institutions. The U.S. Department of Justice dened an integrated setting as one that enables individuals with disabilities to interact with non-disabled persons to the fullest extent possible. Though some mentally ill people may have beneted from this ruling, many others were harmed not to mention the public, which must put up with the behavior of the mentally ill. Torrey says it has now become politically correct to claim that this federal program failed because not enough centers were funded and not enough money was spent. But thats not true. Torrey says: Altogether, the annual total public funds for the support and treatment of men tally ill individuals is now more than $140 billion. The equivalent expenditure in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy proposed the CMHC program was $1 billion, or about $10 billion in todays dollars. Even allowing for the increase in U.S. population, what we are getting for this 14-fold increase in spending is a disgrace. The dollar cost of this liberal vision of deinstitutional ization of mentally ill people is a relatively small part of the burden placed on society. Many innocent people have been assaulted, robbed and murdered by mentally ill peo ple. Businesspeople and their customers have had to cope with the nuisance created by the mentally ill. The police response to misbehavior and crime committed by the mentally ill is to arrest them. Thus, they are put in jeopar dy of mistreatment by hardened criminals in the nations jails and prisons. Worst of all is the fact that the liberals who engineered the shutting down of mental institutions have never been held accountable for their folly. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndi cate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. r America has failed the mentally ill The Jasper News welcomes letters from readers on mat ters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, address, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor, The Jasper News P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters The Jasper News www.nflaonline.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com Well, its time for a new chapter

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PAGE 5A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. It has long been the focus of many Sunday School lessons and sermons about how Gods forgiveness is waiting for a per son who has strayed from their faith, if only they will return to Him. This message is without a doubt THE message of the Bi ble. God absolutely wants those far from Him to know that He loves them and longs for them to return. And yet, Jesus told this story for another purpose. It seems that a group who considered themselves very close to God had a problem with how Jesus was spending His time: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying This man received sinners and eats with them. (Luke 15:1-2) The Pharisees and scribes were the religious leaders of the day, tending to all things spir itual. They knew which prayer to say when, which i to dot and t to cross. They knew the answers to the hard questions about what was right or wrong, and they worked hard to get it right. So, it is easy to under stand their frustration when Je sus shows up and spends most of his time hanging out with sinners. In true fashion, Jesus an swered their complaint with a series of parables. This time about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. With the lost sheep and lost coin, He points out the desire to celebrate we feel over finding something that was lost. We can all relate to the elation of finally finding lost keys, lost wallet or any thing necessary and valuable after an exhaustive search. In fact, the sheep and the coin had this in common: both were found by someone diligently searching. But then we come to the prodigal. Take a closer look at the story in Luke 15:11-24. Something was lost, something is found, and then a celebration follows. Much like the sheep and coin, except the prodigal found his way back to the Father. We often miss that because the music is loud and the feast is joyous. But then we hear a com plaint. The older brother who has stayed at home and taken care of the fields is not celebrat ing that his wayward brother has come home. After all, he has been the one working hard to take care of everything while miliar? The Pharisees and scribes sound a lot like older brothers. Many of us may relate to how the older brother and the religious leaders felt. Maybe we have felt the same resent ment over sacrificing to do the right thing while others seem to be having such fun doing the wrong things. What changes everything here is the view of the Father about those right things. Is doing the right thing checking off the list or checking with the Fathers heart? Yes, the younger broth er wasted his portion, but the portion that was left con sumed all the older brothers time and energy. He was taking care of his inheritance, when perhaps his father wished he would go look for his brother. Isnt that what Jesus did? He came looking for us, and I am so thankful. Jesus message to the religious leaders was subtle but clear. Our inheritance from our Father is eternal life. It is a gift and cannot be earned by working hard to do everything right. Gods heart is that we value it enough to search for those far away from Him and celebrate being found. Because every heart matters. Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Min istries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family confer ences and offers biblical coun seling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@ windstream.net. Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Jasper News. Search for the lost, and celebrate their return Heart Matters Religion BAPTIST (Southern)NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCHSR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St., Jennings, FL 32053 www.newhopejennings.org 938-5611Sunday School ..................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Youth Happening, Mission Friends, R&A & GA ............................ 6:30 p.m. WednesdayPrayer Meeting, Team Kids, Youth 6:30 p.m.Van pick-up upon request50504-1BAPTIST (Southern) FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHWhere Friends become Family 207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658 Pastor Roger Hutto SUNDAY SERVICE Sunday School .................................... 9:45am Morning Worship ........................... 11:00am Bible Study ......................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY SERVICE Wednesday Evening Supper ........... 6:00 pm (Up Street) Childrens Ministries ..... 6:30pm (Salt & Light) Youth Ministries ....... 6:30pm Prayer meeting ................................ 6:30pm We welcome everyone to check out our NEW Childrens Environment!50508-1 CATHOLIC CHURCHST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHree 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 Saturday MASS 4:00 p.m.50502-1METHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL Pastor Missy Turbeville Phone 386-792-1122 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................... 10:00am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ....................................... 10:00am(Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday at 6pm)Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 1-5pm 50511-1 PRESBYTERIANFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper 792-2258 Pastor: Ruth Elswood SUNDAYSunday School .............................. 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Ministries ............................ 4:00 p.m. Elementary WEDNESDAY Choir Practice ................................ 7:00 p.m.50513-1Non-DenominationalBURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH4520 NW CR-146, Jennings, FL 32053 386-938-1265 Youth Pastor: Patrick Murphy SUNDAYSunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Bible Study ...................................... 5:00 p.m. Youth Program ............................... 5:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Kids Rock: Pre-K4 6th Grade 6:00pm 7:30pm50430-1 To list your church in the church directory, Please call Ninan 386-362-1734 50421-1 48340-1 TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying, Big things come in small packages?Well,this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the Suwannee Democrat, e Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734Extension 102 for more information on how to place a small ad (thats the small package) to appear in all 3 of our publications which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approximately 4,600 potential customers (and thats the big things). rfrntb rfntb rfntbr rr r frfff r f fftfrf fff tff fbf bftfrf fffbf rfntrfffr rfrt rfntffbfr ttrr fftr fr ff rfrt fnrbbf fn frrr f brfn ttrfrbrt fbrf t trr fbfbf ffrffrt bfftb frffff fffrr trf WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE rf n P R I C I N G way, which is not uncom mon in this industry. But I can assure you no malice was ever intended. Hopefully as we grow older, we grow wiser. And as I have interacted with a broad cross section of this community, I appreciate the knowledge that has been passed my way by the many people who want nothing but the best for our commu nity. I cherish such relation ship and will never take it for granted. In closing I uplift the importance of a community newspaper. I feel its crucial for a healthy exchange of ideas and the promotion of whats good for a commu nity. So have a great day and see you at the coffee shop! Dwain Walden is editor/ publisher of The Moultrie Observer, 985-4545. Email: dwain.walden@ganews. com. Continued From Page 4A Chapter WHITE SPRINGS A planning meeting is scheduled for March 8 for the White Springs communitys 51st an nual Easter Sunrise Service. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the White Springs United Methodist Churchs Fellowship Hall. All White Springs area churches are encouraged to attend the meet ing. The service will be held Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m. at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Centers Carillon Tower East Lawn. Planning meeting scheduled for Easter Sunrise Service Email aimee.buckner@ganews.com or call 386-362-1734 for more information. rf ntb f n rt r t tt ttf

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PAGE 6A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Around the Banks The downside to all this technology We really can learn something each day if we give ourselves the chance. This past week, I learned something from a group of fourth graders. I did it out of curiosity. Out of a class of more than 20 stu dents, I asked several questions: How many of you know any hand clapping games and rhymes? Two hands were raised. How many of you know any jump rope rhymes? Looks from the stu dents at me like a tree full of owls. I pressed on. Youve never heard Cinderella dressed in yellow went upstairs to kiss her fellow. Made a mistake and kissed a snake. How many doctors did it take? One, two, three. Again, blank stares. Three hands were raised. Any of you out there ever shot marbles or played a game of mar bles? Blank stares. No hands were raised. Any of you ever played Red Rov er, Red Rover. Three hands went up, but, upon closer examination they didnt have a clue about the game. Anyone out there ever play a game of jacks? Not one hand was raised. Anyone out there ever see a deck of cards for Go Fish or Old Maid. Maybe a couple of hands were raised. A great deal of the concern I have re garding some of our younger people is two-fold. 1. Everything is instantaneous on a computer and so many of the popu lar computer games played by some children for hours on end involve vi olence and folks killing each other. 2. Children are not learning to creatively and cooperatively play childrens games. In fact, because of incessant assessment designed to discredit education and educa tors, creativity, if anything is being stymied. I am concerned about that especially since the parameters of that testing are being determined by a state board of education that is appointed and not elected; many of whom have never worked in a day in a classroom, but they know whats right for us and for our children, and they are running local school systems or attempting to run them by doing something that causes a lot of children to commit suicide, bullying. If they cant get their way, they bully, and they do it to those who are most vulnerable and most needy. but children need time for creative play and that means me indepen dent from an I-Pad and a computer screen. They have a place in this world, and they are a part of life, but they should not be life. The Florida Department of Health is more and more concerned with the onset of juvenile diabetes and earlier onset of morbid childhood obesity. I am convinced that the great ap peal of technology to our children who sit or lie supine on the bed and arms or legs is a major contributory factor to this. I dont know that the Florida Legislatures push for recess is going to do it either. I can see the little darlings sitting along a covered gers clicking. In the dark ages, when I was teaching and being a principal and the late Mr. Hal M. Worth held a recess each morning, our children RAN and PLAYED and had a good time. They didnt want to come back in. They were busy running and playing. Want to see something truly pa thetic and amusing. Go to any fast food restaurant or about any busi ness except the bank and then pray for a teller over the age of 40 and let the computers go down and ask folks to make change for you doing the simple math in their heads. Pre tend a purchase is $4.37 and hand them a $10.00 bill and if the comput er is down, watch them. They will have a look on their face like a roost er trying to lay an egg. Well, enough of that. They tell me we are producing some of the most brilliant folks ever. Maybe so. You name me a Nobel Prize winner for in the written word in this nation for the past two decades. Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Stu art Woods, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, some of these, are better writers than others, and, to their credit, at least folks are reading them. Write the authors of the The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, The Good Earth, The Yearling, The Grapes of Wrath, Absalom Absalom, All the Kings Men, Atlas Shrugged, Other Voices, Other Rooms and Their Eyes Were Watching God. I will bet you, it would put more than 90 percent of recent college graduates to their trumps to answer the question for you. Who wrote these books. When I graduated in 1980, at least 90 percent could have Want to see some more deer in the headlight looks. Ask them now, no Google, no computer: Ask them how many Supreme Court Justices we have and for long they serve? Ask how many United States Sena tors are from each state and to name the ones from Florida? Since its Black History Month, ask children of all races, not just African American was ever elected to the United States Congress? Ask them who wrote Uncle Toms Cab in? Ask them who Mary McLeod Bethune was and what school she es tablished and where its located? No google. See who knows. Watch their faces. We are teaching a lot of technology and the Titans of Industry of today are Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, the late Steve Jobs, and on and on we go. They are great and have brought us a long way, they have put information from around easier to access information, created a way students can take some classes on line, made it easier for parents to give over their parenting responsi bilities to technology, and, without the aid of technology fixed it so that roughly half of the folks in the na tion under the age of 21 cant, with out referring to Google or some oth er research engine, tell you, three of the signers of the Declaration of Independence or who wrote it. It has made it easier to write and submit this newspaper article, and it has cut down on the amount of time students work on research papers now. In fact, I wonder, other than surfing the net if theres much reason for research. It has filled the daily news with who has had e-mails sent to the wrong places or who knew about it, and if the Russians or Chinese are using our e-mail to spy on us and what the President is Tweeting. Gosh, I wonder what would hap pen in the world if for five days, all the computers went down, I will just bet you those running the world would not be the millennials, they would be 45 or over. We really have come a long way. I will close in relating this, a local law enforcement official related to me about three years ago, that more than 38 crimes had been solved in a certain community, because those who committed the crimes would write to their friends on Facebook and told them where they are and, oh, one more thing, if you want to make sure your child is a profi cient reader, Accelerated Reader, and I wish I had come up with that concept. I wouldnt be writing this article. Of course, AR ends in el ementary school. No more trophies six axe handles high for passing tests at home or school, no more AR books, and on shelves at public libraries and in other place across the nation, the great books of the Western World, the pillars on which western civilization was built, the classics are discarded or not checked, they are not Accelerated Reader, and they are not Danielle Steele, and theres access to plen ty of shoot em up video games where children sit transfixed for four and five hours at a time, and they either must have a Foley Bag or a bladder the size of an elephant, as they rarely if ever rise once they commence. I have always been a people watcher. I am loving our spring weather, and I have just checked out two books, one is My Antonia by Willa Cather, and the other is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I am getting AARP Cards now, but I will still try and do my part for the sake of literacy. I am glad to see Art being offered at Hamil ton County High School, and you keep fighting the good fight Aman da Lakefield, White Springs, my neighbor, who is a wonderful artist and a student at Hamilton County High School. You keep fighting the good fight and inspiring others, as you have inspired me. A lot of our young people inspire me and, to their credit, a lot has happened to them and not necessarily for them. I still have faith in the cre ativity of so many of our wonderful young people who are playing mu sic, writing, painting, and creating wonderful new ideas and ideals, but, unlike a former colleague of mine who is a good person but not the BEST educator in the world, I dont think everything of value for an education runs through com puter fibers and wires. Of course, that was his thing. It isnt mine. He could talk hours about computers and programming, but this person had a hard time with displaying human empathy and understand ing. You dont get much warmth of that from an I-Pad either. A brilliant individual, and a repository of tech nological knowledge, but, on this wasnt true, this individual exuded all the warmth of a cobra. From the Eight Mile Still on the Woodpecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you all a day filled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM MARCH 2, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060www.MusicLivesHere.com MARCH 3, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL r frntbrn rn frnfbrrtfb r frntb rn frnfbrr fb r frntbrn rn frnfbtfb 53127-1

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PAGE 7A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 From Page One at the Suwannee Bulldogs four straight state cham pionships from 1987-90. Another featured promi nently the Lafayette-Bran ford rivalry and battle for The Helmet. Were fortunate to have a talented graphic artist like Aimee on our team, group editor Jamie Wachter said. Its great to see others take notice of the work she does in presenting our stories in an appealing way. In addition to the indi vidual honor for Buckner, the Democrat, News and Free Press also won for Innovation in Digital Storytelling for its North Floridas 2017 High School Football Road Map. The interactive sto ry map took readers on a week-by-week preview of the prep football season, featuring the top games of the season for the Suwan nee Bulldogs, Branford Buccaneers, Hamilton County Trojans and La fayette Hornets. It was a fun little way to help get our dig ital readers, as well as ourselves, ready for the football season, Wachter said. The judging panel in cluded eight CNHI editors and news executives, handing out Newspaper of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Public Service Awards and honors in sev en individual categories as well as digital work for breaking news, social me dia and video. Continued From Page 1A Buckner the state would want to do something considering this is the rst exit when someone nally gets to Florida, District 5 Commissioner William Mitchell said. They get off on the rst exit then right back on because there is nothing there. At a legislative delegation hearing a year ago, state Senator Bill Montford and Representative Elizabeth Por ter expressed an interest in coming and getting a closer look at the Jennings exit off Interstate 75 to see what is there and what could be done to improve the location. I offered to ride Senator Montford and Representa tive Porter around in my truck and neither one of them showed up, District 2 Commissioner Josh Smith said. Also at the Feb. 20 meeting, the board postponed dis cussions on renovations to the Hamilton County court house to Tuesdays meeting. Sheriff Harrell Reid told the board that he has met with an individual that specializes in courthouse security to help the county gure out exactly what needs to be done. Reid said adding two employees for courthouse security would cost close to $66,000, $34,000 of which would be salary. The rest would be for insurance, uniform, bullet proof vest and equipment. Donna Edwards and Lisa McIlhenny from the Oak Woodlands Property Owners Association requested assis tance from the board with a dip area on NW 34th Bou levard. The Suwannee River Water Management District informed the association that there was also erosion on the sides of the road. The county currently provides limited maintenance for the road and County Coordinator Louie Goodin was tasked with collecting more numbers and information to help the association x the road. It will be discussed fur ther at Tuesdays meeting. Continued From Page 1A BOCC Cool Concerts: Wild Adventures releases 2018 concert lineup rfn dean.poling@gaflnews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. Vanilla Ice and ToneLoc will be joining Jeff Foxworthy and Alabama on the 2018 concert line up at Wild Adventures Theme Park. The park released its full lineup Thursday morning. Rappers Vanil la Ice and Tone-Loc are among the performing artists scheduled to play the park this year, along with Amy Grant, Kellie Pickler, Collective Soul and more, said Adam Floyd, Wild Adventures public relations manager. Foxworthy and Ala bama were named in an nouncements earlier this year. Weve been hard at work putting together a season full of concerts and special events that are really going to be a lot of fun for the whole family, said Adam Floyd, public relations manager. All year-long, our guests will be cheer ing, tasting amazing food and singing along with their favorite artists. THE LINE UP March 17: Stars of Wrestling March 18: Cars & Coasters Classic Car Show March 22-25: The Big Boy Toy Show March 31: The Great Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt April 7: Little Texas (passholder appreciation concert) April 14: Amy Grant April 21: RaeLynn April 21: Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest April 28: Tasha Cobbs Leonard May 5: Scotty Mc Creery May 12: 3 Doors Down May 19: Alabama May 26-27: The World Famous Harlem Globe trotters June 2: Collective Soul June 9: Jeff Foxworthy June 16: Kellie Pickler June 23: Newsboys United July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular July 7: Linkin Bridge from Americas Got Talent July 14: Light Up The Sky In July Fireworks at Dusk July 14-15: La Fiesta Celebration of Hispanic and Latin Culture July 19-28: Team FMX & Globe of Death Mo torcycle Show July 21: Light Up The Sky In July Fireworks at Dusk July 28: Team FMX Globe of Death Finale! July 28: Light Up The Sky In July Fireworks at Dusk Aug. 4: Nineties Flash back, with Vanilla Ice, Tone-Loc & Rob Base Aug. 11: Skillet Aug. 18-19: BBQ Country BBQ Compe tition With Free Samples (on Saturday) Aug. 25-26: Coca-Cola Racing Weekend featur ing NASCAR Drivers Sept. 8: Stars of Wres tling Sept. 15-16: Pecan Harvest Festival The park notes all performers, dates, etc., are subject to change depending on events out of Wild Adventures con trol. All concerts and spe cial events are included with park admission or a 2018 season pass. Reserved seats are now available at an addition cost and are available to season passholders. Re served concert seats will be available for purchase by all guests March 5. tbbb Four bands win spots in Suwannee River Jam bbb bb bbbb bbnb rtbbtbbf bbbbbbb LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Jam Audition for only bands produced four winning bands Sat urday night. The bands advance straight to performing at the Jam from May 2-5 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Four bands auditioned and all four where so good it was decided to invite them all to play the Jam to the delight of the audience. All four bands, Ricky Valido Band (Hialeah), Kellen Vincent Band (Lake City), Snake Blood Remedy (OBrien) and Cole Tomlinson Band (Blackshear, Ga.) will per form at the Jam. The Music Parks Steve Briscoe, who heads up the auditions, asked the audience what they thought about sending all four to the Jam, and the roar of approval was deaf ening. The smiles on the faces of all four band leaders who had been called to the stage were pure hap piness. Kellen Vincent, a well-known area country music performer who once was called to the stage by Larry Gatlin who then handed Kellen his own guitar and asked him to perform, brought his talent ed new band and performed first. Thirty minutes and lots of country music later the band had its spot at the Jam. The Ricky Valido Band opened several years ago for the Jam on a Wednesday night in the Music Hall to great accolades but the band had to return to the Miami area for other dates afterward. This year, it decided to go for the gold and try to spend all four days at the Jam. Ricky Valido, 25, known as the Cuban Cowboy, and his band, The Hialeah Hillbillies, came on stage second with musical fever, never let up the entire 30 minutes onstage, solidifying its place as a winner. With a change of pace the au dience didnt see coming, Snake Blood Remedy, a 7-piece band from Suwannee County, was third to perform and brought tremendous old country with drums, guitars, a fiddle and a voice with the sound of Hanks Williams. SBR leader J. D. Cook delighted the audience with his bands presentation of old country and some newer music and attracting many to the dance floor. Last but definitely not least, Cole Tomlinson, 16 and about six feet, six inches tall, of Blackshear, Ga., was the man in black with sensa tional musicians, most of whom are Tomlinsons age. Covering new, old and some of the bands own music, it was instantly clear this band was needed at the Jam. This will be Tomlinsons second Jam appearance, the first coming as a solo singer. Joining these four bands at the Jam will be the Sondra Hunt Band (Lake Butler) and Southern Burn Band (Gainesville) and any others who may become winners at the final audition March 10 for solo and duo singers and bands in the SOSMPs Music Hall. All solo and duo winners will audition one more time April 13 where winners cho sen that night will go to the Jam. Solo and duo winners thus far are Ashley Holbrook (Orange Park), Cliff Dorsey (High Springs), Austin Harden (Lake Butler), Brit tanie Powell (Live Oak), Hallie Davis (Jacksonville and Jasper), Jimmie Coleman (Jacksonville), wild card winner Richard Scarbor ough (Windermere) and two duos of Bryan James (Oviedo) and Al Enzian (High Springs) and a duo of Karlie Scott Collins and Alex San dlin (Lake City). Tickets are on sale now for the Jam, The Souths Country Music Camping and Camping Festival at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. To purchase tickets, go to www.suwanneeriver jam.com or www.musicliveshere. com or stop by the nearest S & S Food Store.

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PAGE 11A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f The Jasper News Find it in the Classifieds! FIND THEBEST DEALSFOR A NEW HOME IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the classified pages of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734 X102 for more info on how to place a small ad (thats the small packages part)to appear in all 3 of our publica tions which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approx. 4600 potential customers (and thats the big things part). General Help Wanted NURSES NEEDED at Correctional Facilities! Centurion of FL is seeking RNs & LPNs to work in Jasper, FL. We offer three 12 hour shifts/week, rotating weekends. Shift available is 6p-6a. Offering competitive pay & great benefits! Apply online at :www.mhmcareers.com or call Amy at 850-299-2436 for more info. Email resume to amy@mhmcareers.com Medical OPS Environmental Specialist I The DOH Columbia and Hamilton County Health De partments are looking to fill 2 part-time OPS Environmental Health Specialist I position working 24-28 hours a week. The rate of pay is $25.00 $28.00 based upon experi ence and education. Must be self-motivated, organized and able to work with the com munity. Preferably someone with a degree in Environmen tal Health Sciences or related public health field. AA or Bachelors not required, but preferred. This is a special project to conduct a com munity-based environmental health assessment and lay the groundwork for a PACE-EH project. Information on PACEEH can be found on the CDC & NACCHO website. This po sition is funded through June 30th, 2018. For more information contact Brenda Brown at 352-577-4623 or submit a resume to Brenda.Brown@flhealth. gov EEO/AA/VP Employer Job Hunting?Find It In The Classieds Professional Madison, FL: Positions available Program Data Manager, Director of Ad vance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, HVAC Equipment Specialist. See www.nfcc.edu for de tails. Educational CNA CLASSES Nursing Assistants are in GREAT demand! Quest Training offers nurse taught classes. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes available. (386)362-1065 Yard/Estate Sales STOP BY THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT OFFICE 521 Demorest Street, SE Live Oak, FL AND PLACE YOUR GA RAGE (YARD, ESTATE, OR MOVING) SALE AD IN TWO EDITIONS OF THE SU WANNEE DEMOCRAT TO RECEIVE A FREE GARAGE SALE KIT* *Kit contains: 3-11X13 Signs 1Pre-Sale Checklist 1Tipsheet for a Successful Sale 1Sheet of Price Stickers Hay for Sale FOR SALE: VERY GOOD PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY Approx. 500-lb rolls. $85 per roll-cash at the farm. Hank Sheddan, Live Oak, FL 386-590-1827 hws332@yahoo.com Household Goods FOR SALE Washers $95 ea, Dryers & Stoves $75 ea. All in good cond. Call 678-617-5560, 386-792-3956 or 386-965-6767. Check Out The Classied Marketplace WANT A PET? Misc Merchandise For Sale: Poulan 42 Riding Mower. Almost new! $900.00 Call (386)688-9310 Misc Merchandise HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO CLEAR OUT SOME OF THE CLUTTER? RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE? MAYBE GET RID OF THAT UGLY (YOU THINK) VASE AUNT EDNA LEFT YOU IN HER WILL? WE CAN HELP! IF YOU CAN PART WITH ANY SINGLE UNWANTED ITEM FOR LESS THAN $500.00, YOU CAN RUN A 5-LINE AD WITH US FOR ONE WEEK AT NO CHARGE! (Offer restricted to one ad for one item within a 4-week period) CALL THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 386-362-1734 X102 Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Find it in the Classifieds! ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! 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PAGE 12A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 State & Region rfn jason.smith@gaflnews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. The heart is the engine that drives the body. When a car engine starts having is sues, it need a diagnosis to determine whats going wrong. The same can be said of the heart. A sputtering heart could mean clogged arteries, abnormal rhythms, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a myriad of issues that range from mi nor to life threatening. Thousands of people go to the hos pital every year for cardiovascular-re lated illnesses in the SunLight Project area of Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo Fla., and Valdosta, Thomasville, Moul trie, Dalton, Tifton and Milledgeville, Ga. At the Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Archbolds Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center catheteriza tion lab performs more than 1,000 cath eterizations each year. Catheterization is the process of us ing a long, thin tube called a catheter, to diagnose or treat cardiovascular con ditions. In 2015, the lab performed the pro cedures on 742 males, and 539 females for a total of 1,281 people, according to the hospital. In 2016, the lab performed the procedures on 752 males, and 546 females for a total of 1,298. In 2017, the lab performed heart catheters on 867 males and 585 females for a total of 1,452. The Tift Regional Health System saw 1,181 people in 2017, according to the hospital. The demographics of visits were broken down as follows: South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta performed 177 heart and valve surgeries in 2014, according to the hospital. In 2015, there were 287 total surgeries. In 2016, there were 249 total surgeries performed. And like an engine, heart problems can crop up at any time, and sometimes with few prior symptoms. Stressing the Heart Chris Mohr, 64, of Thomasville and her granddaughter were en route to Sa who was driving, had a heart attack. We had just left Valdosta, hadnt gotten very far, Mohr said. I felt this extreme pressure in my chest. I had a hard time breathing. A deep ache began in her left arm. She considered returning to Thom asville, but the trip to her granddaugh ters college open house was too im portant to turn back. Mohr, who is the Thomasville Times-Enterprise general manager, met her daughter in Savannah. The symp toms returned. I climbed stairs, Mohr said. I did all the wrong things. She went to a Savannah hospital emergency room, where an electrocar diogram showed irregularities. Mohr was told she should be admitted to the hospital. She refused, returned to Thomasville the next day, a Sunday, and went to work Monday. That same Monday she saw her Thomasville physician. Forty-five sec onds into a stress test, Mohrs doctor put her in a wheelchair and took her to the nearby Archbold Memorial Hospital emergency room. A heart attack was confirmed, and Mohr was hospitalized, she said. She had no previous signs of a heart prob lem. However, Mohr was under a tre mendous amount of stress: Her father had died, and her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and was under Mohrs care. She had been transferred in her work. Today, Mohr is conscious of stress levels. Her diet is better and she exer cises. She married Michael Mohr in August 2016 a union Mohr said has signifi cantly reduced her stress level. I have to take five pills a day now to keep my heart healthy and will have to the rest of my life, Mohr said. The stress and resulting heart attack taught her a lesson. I dont try to do it all anymore, she said. Defining Heart Attack Dr. Anil Puri, a pulmonologist in win Hospital who also practices crit ical-care medicine, internal medicine and sleep medicine, spoke about what causes a heart attack. Heart attacks are generally caused by blockages in the arteries that leave the heart, what we call the coronary arteries leads to a decrease, or lack of blood flow to the muscle of the heart, and then the muscle of the heart starts to die. There are modifiable and non-mod ifiable risk factors when it comes to heart disease. Modifiable risk factors, are things in a persons life they have control over, or can be modified. The main risk factors for heart dis ease are usually things like smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and obesity, Puri said. Those would be the most modifiable factors that people should go to their doctors office to get checked out for. things a person cannot change such as age and family history. Genetics absolutely is a factor, Puri said. Age, genetics and race can be factors. Of course, those are not modifiable factors, so from a preven tion standpoint, theres not much you can do about those. Heart of Genetics issues run in the family. Heart disease runs in my family, attack when he was 54. preemptively to try and prevent heart issues. When I reached my 50s, I started making an extra effort to live a healthy 54th birthday, my chest started hurting. I thought it was just a pulled muscle, but after describing my symptoms to a friend, she said, Youre having a heart attack. I didnt believe it, but I went to Hamilton Medical Centers emergency department just to make sure. Dr. Gary Olson of Hamilton Physi cian Group-Cardiology performed a stress test and heart catheterization, and Dr. Eric Guerra, also of Hamilton Physician Group-Cardiology, inserted two stents to restore blood flow. After the procedure, I was able to been able to breathe that well in years. After a short recovery, I began attend ing classes through Hamiltons cardiac rehabilitation program. I graduated from the program in December of last year and I now exercise three times a week. For others that are not predisposed to heart diseases, modifiable risk factors cant be mitigated or removed through a change in lifestyle. The recognition that (people) have lifestyle factors that are modifiable and that theyre interested in modifying is probably the biggest first step, Puri said. Once they feel like thats some thing they want to do, meeting with a health-care provider and discussing and developing a plan of action actually trying to lose weight, something to help them stop smoking, checking their cho lesterol. Either educating themselves on a low-cholesterol diet, or a low-salt diet if their blood pressure is high these are all good things that can be done. Knowing the Symptoms a lifestyle, knowing the symptoms of a heart attack is life-saving knowledge. I think probably the most obvious sign would be chest pain, particularly in the center of the chest or on the left side of the chest, Puri said. Any pain that radiates into the neck or into the left area. If someone has sudden onset of feeling faint or breaking out into a sweat or feels nauseated Particularly if symptoms seem to be worsened when the patient exerts them selves. Other signs arent so obvious but can be noticed during a period of time, said Dr. William Luke, an interventional cardiologist in Valdosta. fort, particularly exertional chest dis comfort, can be warning signs, Luke said. Exertional chest pain is pain as a result of exerting effort, such as lifting heavy objects. A recent reduction of exercise capac ity is a warning sign as well, Luke said. Which may manifest itself via exertion al shortness of breath or being easily fatigued. Luke advises patients to be in touch with their state of wellness. Most pa tients are generally aware of when some sort of change happens in their body, and those changes could be early warning signs that something is wrong. Asking our patients to not minimize or overlook a change in how they feel is always important, Luke said. Luke said to exercise regularly and use it as a litmus test as far as what your physical expectations should be. In 30 minutes, if you walked a mile in 30 minutes, and you did it effort lessly, and now you are walking 15, 20 minutes, and now you are short of breath, that is definitely a warning sign and you should seek professional medi cal attention, he said. Jackie Devane, 64, had noticed slight changes in what she was capable of do ing for a several years, but attributed it to age and diabetes. Devane was doing yard work when she lifted a rock and turned it over. About a week later, she started to have pains, she said. Devane assumed the pain was soreness from moving the rock. I thought it was me lifting a lot out side, she said. Down across my chest to the other side and down my side, there was pain. I went to the hospital and they told me I had a heart attack. Id been feeling light headed and dizzy for a few years. 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PAGE 13A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 my sugar diabetes or something. On Nov. 6, 2017, Devane went to South Georgia Medical Center. The doctors performed a triple-bypass sur gery to help Devane get back on track. It was a little bit on the scary side she said. I just didnt know what was going to happen. I thought it was lit tle bit of soreness. Really, the scariest problem I had was when I got out of the surgery, I couldnt move. They had me paralyzed. They did that I reckon to keep me from moving and all. She was released from the hospital Nov. 15, 2017. Devane continued going to the hospi tals rehabilitation center after she was released to walk on a treadmill and ride a stationary bicycle, she said. Now that Devane is out of the hospi tal, she walks regularly and feels much better. After I got out of there, I have so much energy now. I dont know what to do with myself, she said. Change of Heart Ultimately, changing ones lifestyle can help prevent or minimize heart dis ease throughout the SunLight Project area of Valdosta, Thomasville, Moul trie, Dalton, Tifton and Milledgeville, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla. The changes that can be made include exercise regularly, eat well and cut extraneous bad habits such as tobacco and alcohol abuse. For exercise, Dr. William Luke of Valdosta recommends routine aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. What I would consider routine aer obic exercise is walking around your neighborhood, Luke said. Knowing what to eat is an important part of how to have a healthy heart. We are a reflection of what we eat, said Dr. Eric Guerra, Hamilton Physi cian Group-Cardiology. We need to eat a healthy diet. That means plenty of vegetables, more fruits. The meat we eat should be lean chicken, fish, turkey. When I talk about fish, I dont mean catfish but salmon, tilapia and fish like that. We need to exercise regularly and keep our weight under control. We need to make sure our blood pressure is good. If you have diabetes, you need to keep that under control. Eating a healthy diet will help with that. We need to keep our cholesterol under control. Dr. Anil Puri, pulmonologist in Milledgeville at Navicent Health Bald win Hospital, gave a description of what not to eat. Generally speaking, the foods that would be high in what we call satu rated fats, Puri said. The foods that are high in cholesterol put you at a higher risk for high cholesterol. Foods that are rich in sodium can elevate ones blood pressure. Generally speak ing, foods that may be high in sugars can lead to weight gain. Those can also be a problem. Exercise and eating healthy can help mitigate heart health issues, but having a primary physician that one meets with regularly can go a long way. I dont think theres any definitive recommendation, like you know, on your 50th birthday, you should go and get checked out I think, generally speaking, what I would say is folks are never too young to keep tabs on their weight and their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, Puri said. For Luke, seeing his patients regular ly builds a sense of accountability, he said. When a patient sets a goal to lose weight, eat better, exercise more or to quit smoking, and they come in for a regular appointment, it gives Luke the chance to ask about the patients prog ress. And while not every check-up has a positive response, Luke related it to a report card from school, he said. How a student wants to make their parents feel when they come home with a progress report. Its the same for me when I check their cholesterol, when I ask them if theyve quit smoking or lost weight, Luke said. They are excited to share that news, or the positive lifestyle changes they have made. Having Heart Attacks For Donnie Hester, a Tift county commissioner, began having chest pains while he was singing at a Watch Night Service on New Years Eve. I started feeling pain coming straight down, he said, tracing a line down his chest. A nurse attending the service checked his blood pressure, which was high. By the time 911 was called and Tift County EMS arrived, his blood pressure bottomed out and Hester was transported to the hospital. When youre not educated enough to know whats going on and what the warning signs are, you dont know, Hester said. I didnt know. The next day, the doctor came to me and said, Youve been having heart attacks. By Jan. 3, Hester was undergoing open-heart surgery. It was four and a half hours, he said, referring to the length of the sur gery, which ended up being a quadru ple bypass. Hester kept saying he didnt know the warning signs. I just didnt know, he said. Id be washing my car and be short of breath and Id think that I was just tired. Id wake up hot and think I was having hot flashes or something. I just didnt know. He strongly advocates people educat ing themselves about what the warning signs for a heart attack are and not brushing off heart-related issues. You dont have to be old, he said. I never had heart problems. Id never been sick. He had been having problems with high blood pressure, but he had been taken off that medication because hed been doing well. He doesnt smoke or drink, and said he never ate a lot of bad Continued From Page 7A State & Region rfntbff foods. He is going to start walking and ex ercising more, but he said he should be doing better than he was before, and said he plans on running for reelection this year. The heart is a main thing, he said. If Id have gone home that night, I might have had a major heart attack and Id have been gone. He said he is very thankful the doc tors, nurses and EMTs were there and able to help him, and thanked God for putting them where they were. 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PAGE 14A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL beer, soft drinks and delicious desserts will also be available. Tony Buzzella will entertain throughout the after noon. There will also be door prizes. a 50/50 draw ing, and a NY trivia game. A registration charge will be collected at the door. We will need a rm headcount so Sals can pre pare. Please reply by Monday, March 5 to Vern Lloyd 397-3113, Maureen Lloyd 397-0598, Sue Tuell 961-5190 or vernmoe@comcast.net. Mar. 10 Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast, Sat., March 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. **Takeout available.** Mar. 10 Hometown Heroes Softball Tournament The second Hometown Heroes Take the Field Against Domestic Violence softball tournament will be held on March 10 at 10 a.m. The tournament will be held at the First Federal Sports Complex, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, FL. Admission fees apply. Concession food and drinks will be sold, and all proceeds will benet Suwannee Countys domes tic violence shelter. Mar. 14 Knitting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 14 Straw Bale Beds Workshop 2 p.m. Learn about gardening with straw bale beds. Pre sented by Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 15 Herbs in the Landscape Workshop Noon-1 p.m. Learn about gardening with herbs. Presented by Suwannee County Extension Agent, Carolyn Saft. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 21 Crocheting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to crochet. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 24 Annual Share Saturday New Hope Baptist Church announces its annual Share Saturday for March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. This is the churchs gift to the community as every item is free. There will be clothes of all sizes, toys, household goods and other items. New Hope is located at 6592 N.W. 48th Street, Jennings, 1 mile off State Road 6 West. The public is invited to attend. Please note: this event will not begin until 8 a.m. Mar. 28 One for the Money Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Apr. 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Foundation has an elegant night of dinner, dancing, enter tainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student schol arship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or foun dation@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Apr. 20 John McEuen and The String Wizards to Perform The NFCC Artist Series presents John McEuen and The String Wizards on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Join Grammy-award winning host John McEuen (founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, d dle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an incredible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album includ ing Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Apr. 21 Annual Fitness Run NFCCs annual Fitness Run is set for April 21 in conjunction with the Madison County Florida Down Home Days festival. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support Relay for Life. Register at www.nfcc.edu/tness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 973-1639. Apr. 27 & 28 The Curious Savage Performance at NFCC The NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players (Community Theatre) presents The Curious Savage on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. In this comedic production, the ec centric Mrs. Savage is left 10 million dollars by her late husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her wish is to use the money to help others re alize their dreams, but her grown stepchildren will do anything to keep her from squandering away their money. With the help of Mrs. Savages new friends, she leads the stepchildren on a merry chase, and learns the true meaning of family in the process. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticket source.us/nfcc. Monthly Meetings History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian Eric Musgrove Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m.. 386-658-2670 McAlpin Community Club meeting The McAlpin Community Club meetings are held on the second Monday every month at 9981 170th Terrace in McAlpin. A covered dish dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@windstream.net. Seed Library and Gardening Workshop Presented by Master Gardener Rhonda Lepper Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 386-658-2670 Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Conser vation District will meet on the third Thursday of each and every month at 7 p.m. in the USDA Ser vice Center Conference Room for their regularly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Cen ter is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. Recipe Swap Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 2nd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other food ies and exchange ideas. Call 386-658-2670 for featured recipe of the month. Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, pre senting a variety of educational programs con cerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Suwannee County Airport. The EAA building is located at 13302 80th Terr. in Live Oak. For more information, contact 817-3089752. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Share Your Blanche Stories We are looking for people to share their or their family stories and pictures about the Blanche Hotel. We hope to include former employees, guests, event attendees and businesses that were located in the Blanche Building. The interviews will be videotaped and the photos scanned. All participants will receive a free eBook version of the book, The Blanche A History when it is pub lished in the fall. Check out our website: http:// TheBlancheAHistory.websandblogsforwrtiers.com to scheduled a time at the Columbia Co. Public Library on Mon. or Tues. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in March or April. Hamilton County GED/Adult Education The Hamilton County GED/Adult Education School is now accepting new students. For more infor mation, please call 386-792-6611. Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem in the U.S. is continuing to worsen and its more important than ever to know and un derstand the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. To learn more about how to identify the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse, go to: http://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-torecognize-signs-of-an-opiate-overdose.html Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 877-841-5509 Feb. 28 Book Club Join us for our Book Club on February 28 at 2:00pm. We will be discussing Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Copies are available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library, 386-3622317. Mar. 1 Backyard Chickens Noon-1 p.m. Mary Fridman and Dale Rooney discuss care and common ailments of backyard chickens. as part of the Pioneer Life series. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 1 Olate Dogs Performance The NFCC Artist Series presents the Olate Dogs Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Audi torium. The Olate Family, winners of season seven of Americas Got Talent, bring their adorable, twirling and ipping poodle-mix rescue dogs to NFCC for an evening of unbelievable pet tricks. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/ nfcc. Mar. 2 Fried Chicken Friday Fried Chicken Friday, Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. Dinner includes: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll & Brownie. Chil dren half price. **Takeout available.** Mar. 3 March Gathering of the SongFarmers The March Gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, 32025. Acoustic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-344-2906 or visit the Suwannee River Valley SongFarmers Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ songfarmersofthesuwanneerivervalley/ Mar. 3 Super Saturday: Open House and Free Applica tion Day North Florida Community College invites the pub lic to its Super Saturday: Open House and Free Application Day event on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All are invited. Highlights of the day include an academic and student resource expo in the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, campus tours, scholarship drawings, nancial aid appli cation assistance, and opportunities to explore NFCC degree and certicate programs. INFO: www.nfcc.edu/super-saturday or (850) 973-9407 Mar. 6 Brunch Recipe Swap Noon-1 p.m. Bring in your favorite brunch dish and your recipe to share with others. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 7 Savvy Caregiver Training 10 a.m.-Noon Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for caregivers who serve family members and friends with any form of dementia (i.e. Alzheimers). The goal of Savvy is to increase knowledge and skills to lessen caregiver stress and improve levels of care. For information, or to register contact Johnnie Jones III at (352) 692-5277 or by e-mail at jonesj@ agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Suwannee River Regional Library Mar. 7 NFCC Site Review North Florida Community College will host a site review for initial accreditation of its associate and baccalaureate nursing programs by the Accredi tation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on Wednesday, March 7. The public is invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share com ments about NFCCs associate and baccalaure ate nursing programs in person or in writing. MORE INFO at https://www.nfcc.edu/about-nfcc/pub lic-announcements/index or call (850) 973-9428. Mar. 8 Military History in Suwannee County Noon-1 p.m. Learn about the military history of Suwannee County with County Historian Eric Musgrove. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 10 New York Day Celebration New York Day, for all who have lived anywhere/ anytime in New York State and guests, will be held at the new Sals Downtown, 297 N. Marion Ave., Lake City. A variety of specialty pizzas by the slice or whole, hot and cold sandwiches, calzones and stromboli will be available to order. Wine, SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 15A Community Calendar Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. buckner@ganews.com Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. Please note: protable events will need to be handled by our advertising department. For more information, contact Aimee via email. Deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m.

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PAGE 15A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Community Calendar Armchair Travels Presented by Don and Joanne Mott Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Travel around the country and learn about excit ing new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. Dowling Park, Florida When: the fourth Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. This is for anyone who is a caregiver for someone who is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimers. There is no charge for this support group. You do not have to have a loved one residing in the Good Samaritan Center to attend this meet ing. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs reg ular monthly meeting will be at New Bethel Baptist Church located at 205 4th St in Jasper from 7 p.m. every third Monday. Meetings will begin after May 22, 2017. SREC, Inc. Senior Center monthly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper has monthly birthday parties the third Friday of every month at noon, as well as monthly karaoke the fourth Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-7921136. Events are subject to change. Mom 2 Mom The community is invited to Mom 2 Mom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Lafayette Three Rivers Library. Get together with other parents. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. Call Healthy Start at 386-294-1321. Estas invitada a Mom 2 Mom, un evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de Lafayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propocionarn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Association Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386-867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommu nityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the sec ond Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County IFAS center: 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, Fla. 32348 www.facebook.com/tcbeeclub tacobeekeepers@gmail.com WoodmenLife monthly member meeting, bring a dish WoodmenLife monthly member meeting is held on the rst of every month. Located at 1339 SR 47 in Lake City. RSVP with your local WoodmanLife representative Kristen Hunt at 386-688-7942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Singspira tiona night where members of the congrega tion sing, read poems, share testimonies, etc. Want to participate? Visit the church, or call at 386-397-2309, to be added to the list. The more participation, the longer it goes. Afterwards, there will be snacks and refreshments in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs, FL 32096 The Florida Gateway Bee Club meeting The Florida Gateway Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Su wannee Valley Agriculture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are wel come, as well as anyone with an interest in learn ing about honeybees. San Juan Mission Catholic Church public Rosary The community is invited to join San Juan Mission Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Branford, for the public Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for re ligious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Management District, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, cor ner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. Programs and activities available, and public is welcome. For more information, call 386-776-1920 or visit Suwannee.FloridaTrail.org. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 126, Suwannee Memorial Meets the rst Tuesday of each month at the hall in John Hale Park, 215 East Duval St., Live Oak. Disabled veterans and their spouses are encour aged to attend and join. Suwannee Republican Executive Committee Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave SE Contact Sherri Ortega 386-330-2736 for more information. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee County Republican Executive Com mittee Live Oak City Hall, 101 White Ave SE, Live Oak Meets rst Thursday, 7 p.m. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee Valley 500 Club Third Saturday of each month, Suwannee Valley 500 Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Thunder Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-3647778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is accepting donations of clean and gently used items of clothing for children, women and men to be offered in the monthly Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet is open to everyone on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Christ mas and Thanksgiving months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386-792-0904. *The Clothes Closet will be closed due to the Christmas holiday on December 16. Suwannee County Historical Commission The Suwannee County Historical Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Suwannee County Historical Museum (old Freight Depot) on Ohio Avenue in Live Oak. Meetings are open to the public. Public rosary rst Friday Join St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the public rosary every rst Friday of the month at 3 p.m. The church is located at 928 Howard St West. Contact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more informa tion. MOAA-Military Ofcers Association of America The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of MOAA meets monthly (September through June) in Lake City. All active duty, retired, and former military ofcers of all services, including Reserve and Na tional Guard, and spouses/guests are welcome. For information and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Suwannee River Valley Chapter, founded in 1990, is one of over 400 MOAA chapters around the world. Suwannee County Riding Club Bob Holmes Arena, Live Oak We have roping events on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Sign ups at 7 p.m. and rides begin at 8 p.m. Speed events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Sign ups begin at 6 p.m. and rides begin at 7 p.m. We ride from the fourth weekend of January until November with the exception of March where we have no rides. If you have any questions contact Brittney Smith at 386-688-1482. Recipe Swap Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies, and exchange ideas. Call 386-362-2317 for Fea tured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-288-0961, 386438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional exception 386-935-2044 or 386-590-6339 Critter Corner Suwannee County Animal Shelter 11150 144th St., McAlpin, Fla. (approx. 8 miles South off Hwy 129). If you are missing a pet or would love to adopt a pet, please come see us. Animals can be viewed Monday-Friday 9-1 and Saturday 9-12. Volunteers and transporters are desperately needed; Tues.Sat., 9-9:30 a.m., see Ms. Norma. Spay/Neuter 386-208-0072 Suwannee County Seniors Free Breakfast and Lunch Suwannee River Economic Councils Senior Cen ter 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW, Live Oak. Mon day-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Breakfast8:30 a.m./ Lunch11:30 a.m. (make reservation for lunch by 9:30 a.m.) Bingo: (Wednesdays) 10 a.m. Meeting/ Service: (Fridays) 10a.m. 386-362-1164 First Baptist Church of Live Oak Clothes Closet 515 SW 5th Street, 1st and 3rd Thursday, 8 a.m.12 p.m. (The Old Red Barn) Suwannee Valley Branch NAACP-Unit #5137 PO Box 6105, Live Oak, FL 32064 President: Alonzo Philmore Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, 410 Taylor Ave. SW off of 7th St. 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. Email: a1101st@comcast.net 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. liveoakoridagardenclub.com 386-364-4189 Stars Widow Group Antioch Baptist Church 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, FL 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m. 386-362-3101 Suwannee Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, social at 6:30 p.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for ex act location and directions. www.suwanneearc.org 386-249-3616 Live Oak Art Guild Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Judith Adams-386-776-2675 Suwannee Democratic Executive Committee Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave. SE, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. Suwannee County Bassmasters Poole Realty Inc 127 E. Howard St., Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 386-688-0978 or 386-590-2885 Save the Cats of Live Oak Help needed at the shelter with feeding and cleaning Monday through Sundays. Help is also needed within the city limits with feeding several cat colonies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and resal able items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, con tact 386-364-1006 or 407-748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink cartridg es, laser toners, working cell phones w/charger, digital cameras, GPS, MP3, and laptops. 386-362-7143 ext. 0 Book Club for Adults Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join us to discuss our latest read! 386-362-2317 Lunch & Learn History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian, Eric Musgrove Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Bring your lunch & learn about our historic county! 386-362-2317 Weekly Meetings Savvy Caregiver Training at Jo Kennon Library Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Are you caring for someone with dementia? Be come a Savvy Caregiver! This training is presented by Elder Options and is designed for caregivers who assist persons with dementia and Alzheimers. Join them for these free classes each Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. for seven weeks, February 6-March 20. To register, please call Johnnie Jones III at 352-6925277. 386-658-2670 Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Regional Library Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for caregivers who serve family members and friends with any form of dementia (i.e. Alzheimers). Training begins Wednesday, March 7. It will be held at the Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak. Sessions are from 10 a.m. until noon. Space is limited to the rst 15 who register. For information, or to register contact Johnnie Jones III at 352-692-5277 or by email at jonesj@ agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting educational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Are you going through a difcult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to t their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or gracelutheranliveoak@ gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other container to put food in. Donations will be accepted. For further information, 386-935-4681 Beginners AA meeting Beginners AA at Dowling Park meets Mon day-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Light house 23595 CR 250, Live Oak, 32060 For more information call 305-407-0895. www.LiveOakAA. com Live Oak Seed Library Every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your garden ing questions answered at the Suwannee River Regional Library. 386-362-2317 GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, Biblically based, Christ-centered, video assisted support group for persons who have lost loved ones or friends by death. The group will meet each Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning May 18 and run through August 10. This 13 week support program will be scheduled throughout the year on different day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an op portunity to participate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football eld in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you nd your an cestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meetings are held on the rst Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For further information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-330-0110 or email JinnieS VGS@windstream.net SREC, Inc. Senior Center weekly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper hosts weekly support counseling every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jasper. 386-792-2285 He Speaks to Me bible study for women He Speaks to Me, a Priscilla Shirer Bible study for women, will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 17 at Pinemount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chaplain Judy. For more information, contact her at 3645558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-397-2309. Sunday School9:45 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service11 a.m. noon Afternoon PotluckNoon Sunday Evening Service6 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service6 p.m. TOPS #662 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Thursday. (8 a.m. for weigh-in, meet ing at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more informa tion, call Mary at 386-330-2535. Branford Seed Library Every second and fourth Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gar deners. Check out seed packets and get all your gar dening questions answered at the Branford Public Library. 386-935-1556 TOPS #9798 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) TOPS #9798 is a support group that offers weekly weigh-ins and programs. The programs provide participants with health and weight loss informa tion. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-3625933 or Dori at 386-658-2767. Mayo AA Group Located at the First United Methodist Church, meet every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, contact 386-294-2423 or 386-647-6424 AWANA Club New Hope Baptist Church, Mayo on Hwy. 51. From 6-8 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Open to children ages two through sixth grades. For more information, call 386-294-2742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for peo ple experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-362-1583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 3B

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PAGE 16A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed!eJN 521 Demorest Street SE Live Oak, FL 32064386.362.1734www.suwanneedemocrat.com Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-07 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DORTHY EILEEN EVERY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Within three months from the time of the first publication of this notice, you are required to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Florida 32052 a written and verified statement of any claim or demand you may have against the estate of DOR THY EILEEN EVERY deceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 15th day of February, 2018. /s/ Donald Rudser Donald K. Rudser Florida Bar No. 120735 P.O. Box 948 Jasper, Florida 32052 (386) 792-1933 rudserd@windstream.net Attorney for the Personal Representative 03/01, 03/08/2018 INVITATION TO BID Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners extends an invitation to bid roof over of Sandlin Building. Scope of work will consist of install ing engineered trusses and necessary framing over existing roof and install ing metal roof panels. Complete write up can be obtained at Building Department located at 204 N.E First Street, Jasper, FL. Prerequisite to bid: must have the fol lowing licenses, Florida Building Con tractor license and Roofing License. Have proof of insurance, worker com pensation and general liability. Bidders must attend job site walk thru at 9:00 A.M. on March 9, 2018 at 204 NE First Street, Jasper, Florida. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope to County Coordinators Office located at 1153 US HWY NW Suite 2, Jasper, Florida, no later than 1:00 PM March 19, 2018. Bids will be opened at 2:00 pm March 19, 2018 at the County Coordinators Office located at 1153 US HWY NW Suite 2, Jasper, Florida. Local contractor preference will be in play. 10% retainage will be held until total acceptance of project by the County. The Hamilton County Board of Com missioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids will be submitted to Hamilton County Board of Commissioners on March 20, 2018 for consideration. 02/22, 03/01/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDE Technologies, Inc., the holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num ber(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1102 Issued May 31, 2012 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 7285-000 Section 3 Township 2N Range 12E 2-283 Lot 12 Blk 1 Zillie Stephens Subd ORB-57-4 ORB 733-208 ORB 733-211 ORB 200-161 ORB 376-126 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Betty J. Bell All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDE Technologies, Inc., the holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num ber(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1102 Issued May 31, 2012 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 7285-000 Section 3 Township 2N Range 12E 2-283 Lot 12 Blk 1 Zillie Stephens Subd ORB-57-4 ORB 733-208 ORB 733-211 ORB 200-161 ORB 376-126 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Betty J. Bell All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Virl Dye, the holder of the following certif icate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the prop erty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 1038 Issued May 27, 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 6494-000 Section 6 Township 1N Range 14E 1-498 Lot 16 Blk 105 Langs Survey Town of Jasper NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Estate of H.M. Tuten Heirs C/O Stephen P. Tuten All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDE Technologies, Inc., the holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num ber(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 806 Issued May 31, 2012 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4904-063 Section 22 Township 2N Range 11E 372384 Lot 4 Lake Country Oaks at Oak Woodlands ORB 410-330 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Jerry A. & Irvena Giffin All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDE Technologies, Inc., the holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num ber(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 806 Issued May 31, 2012 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4904-063 Section 22 Township 2N Range 11E 372384 Lot 4 Lake Country Oaks at Oak Woodlands ORB 410-330 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Jerry A. & Irvena Giffin All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL PERMIT RENEWAL BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF HAMILTON COUN TY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Hamilton County Land Development Regula tions the Application for Special FiveYear Permit Renewal, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida, at a final public hear ing on March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida. SPECIAL PERMIT 03-1 (five year term last renewed on August 20, 2013): a petition and application by White Springs Agricultural Chem icals, Inc., d/b/a PCS Phosphate White Springs, for renewal of Spe cial Permit 03-1 authorizing phos phate mining and related activities for an additional five year term. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no future notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the Petition and Application for Renewal Special Permit 03-01, and County report thereon, are available by contacting the Land Development Regulation Administrator, Megan Car ter, at 386-792-0507 or hamiltonlu@ windstream.net. All persons are advised that if they de cide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 03/01/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION TO MASTER MINING PLAN AND SPECIAL PERMIT BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF HAMILTON COUN TY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Hamilton County Land Development Regula tions, the Application for Modification of Master mining Plan and Special Permit, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Com missioners of Hamilton County, Flori da, at a final public hearing on March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon there after as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida. Application for Modification of Mas ter Mining Plan and Special Permit: a petition and application by White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc., d/b/a PCS Phosphate White Springs, for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1 authorizing phosphate mining and related activities at the Hamilton County Mine. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no future notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amend ment. Copies of the Application for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1, and County report thereon, are available contacting the Hamilton County Land Development Regulation Administra tor, Megan Carter, at 386-792-0507 or hamiltonlu@windstream.net. All persons are advised that if they de cide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 03/01/2018 Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION TO MASTER MINING PLAN AND SPECIAL PERMIT BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF HAMILTON COUN TY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Hamilton County Land Development Regula tions, the Application for Modification of Master mining Plan and Special Permit, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Com missioners of Hamilton County, Flori da, at a final public hearing on March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon there after as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida. Application for Modification of Mas ter Mining Plan and Special Permit: a petition and application by White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc., d/b/a PCS Phosphate White Springs, for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1 authorizing phosphate mining and related activities at the Hamilton County Mine. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no future notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amend ment. Copies of the Application for modification of the Master Mining Plan and Special Permit 03-1, and County report thereon, are available contacting the Hamilton County Land Development Regulation Administra tor, Megan Carter, at 386-792-0507 or hamiltonlu@windstream.net. All persons are advised that if they de cide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 03/01/2018 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEC TION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its prepa ration of a draft permit to Packaging Corporation of America, Attn: W. Kirk Thomas, Mill Manager, Post Office Box 1048, Valdosta, Georgia 31603 for the Packaging Corporation of America Valdosta Operations. This renewal permit authorizes the permit tee to operate 14 million gallons per day (MGD) average design flow indus trial wastewater treatment system for an unbleached kraft liner board pro duction facility which would discharge to the Withlacoochee River. Treatment consists of a mechanical bar screen at the influent to the wastewater lift station prior to the primary clarifier, a manual bar screen for the auxiliary wastewater lift station bypass line, and a back-up manual bar screen in the channel downstream from the mechanical bar screen. The waste water lift station pumps wastewater consisting of process and non-pro cess wastewater from the mill manu facturing operations, and storm water, to a primary clarifier and associated sludge ponds for treatment for settle able solids removal. Secondary treatment is accom plished in a series of seven ponds covering approximately 850 acres with nutrient addition to the individu al ponds as needed, and coagulant/ precipitant at the discharge from Pond 6 for incremental emergency color re duction. Pond 1 has been taken out of service and is not currently being used for secondary treatment, but may be returned to service after sol ids removal at a later date. There are three facultative ponds, followed by an aerated stabilization basin, a 350acre facultative impoundment, and a final polishing pond (Pond 7), prior to a final effluent pumping station and associated conveyance system which discharges final treated effluent from outfall D-001 to the Withlacoochee River, a Class III fresh surface water of the state. The facility is located at latitude 30 41 38.16 N, longitude 83 18 18.21 W, on 5495 Clyattville-Lake Park Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 in Lowndes County, with discharge location in Hamilton County, Florida. Any interested person may submit written comments on the Depart ments draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Jeff Martin, P.E., 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administra tive Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Departments Northeast District Office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Fail ure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit com ments or request a public meeting un der Rule 62-620.555, Florida Adminis trative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following in formation: (a) The commenters name, address, and telephone number; the applicants name and address; the Department permit file number; and the county in which the project is pro posed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Departments ac tion or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Depart ment should consider in making the fi nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Departments ac tion or proposed action; and (e) If de sired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Departments proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Departments final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application file and sup porting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the FDEP Northeast District office, 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, at phone number (904) 256-1700. 03/01/2018 Legals STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEC TION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its prepa ration of a draft permit to Packaging Corporation of America, Attn: W. Kirk Thomas, Mill Manager, Post Office Box 1048, Valdosta, Georgia 31603 for the Packaging Corporation of America Valdosta Operations. This renewal permit authorizes the permit tee to operate 14 million gallons per day (MGD) average design flow indus trial wastewater treatment system for an unbleached kraft liner board pro duction facility which would discharge to the Withlacoochee River. Treatment consists of a mechanical bar screen at the influent to the wastewater lift station prior to the primary clarifier, a manual bar screen for the auxiliary wastewater lift station bypass line, and a back-up manual bar screen in the channel downstream from the mechanical bar screen. The waste water lift station pumps wastewater consisting of process and non-pro cess wastewater from the mill manu facturing operations, and storm water, to a primary clarifier and associated sludge ponds for treatment for settle able solids removal. Secondary treatment is accom plished in a series of seven ponds covering approximately 850 acres with nutrient addition to the individu al ponds as needed, and coagulant/ precipitant at the discharge from Pond 6 for incremental emergency color re duction. Pond 1 has been taken out of service and is not currently being used for secondary treatment, but may be returned to service after sol ids removal at a later date. There are three facultative ponds, followed by an aerated stabilization basin, a 350acre facultative impoundment, and a final polishing pond (Pond 7), prior to a final effluent pumping station and associated conveyance system which discharges final treated effluent from outfall D-001 to the Withlacoochee River, a Class III fresh surface water of the state. The facility is located at latitude 30 41 38.16 N, longitude 83 18 18.21 W, on 5495 Clyattville-Lake Park Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 in Lowndes County, with discharge location in Hamilton County, Florida. Any interested person may submit written comments on the Depart ments draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Jeff Martin, P.E., 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administra tive Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Departments Northeast District Office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Fail ure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit com ments or request a public meeting un der Rule 62-620.555, Florida Adminis trative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following in formation: (a) The commenters name, address, and telephone number; the applicants name and address; the Department permit file number; and the county in which the project is pro posed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Departments ac tion or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Depart ment should consider in making the fi nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Departments ac tion or proposed action; and (e) If de sired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Departments proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Departments final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application file and sup porting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the FDEP Northeast District office, 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, at phone number (904) 256-1700. 03/01/2018 SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on January 22, 2018: Terry McCulley, 4135 Northwest County Road 143, Jennigs, FL 32053 has submitted a modification of the Water Use Permit number 2-047221534-3, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1940 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 2N, Range 11E, Section 27 in Hamilton County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Manage ment, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 03/01/2018 Legals SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on January 22, 2018: Terry McCulley, 4135 Northwest County Road 143, Jennigs, FL 32053 has submitted a modification of the Water Use Permit number 2-047221534-3, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1940 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 2N, Range 11E, Section 27 in Hamilton County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Manage ment, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 03/01/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS Town of White Springs, Florida First Public Hearing Notice The Town of White Springs is consid ering applying to the Florida Depart ment of Economic Opportunity for a FFY 2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Town is eligible to apply for up to $600,000 in the neighborhood re vitalization, commercial revitalization and housing rehabilitation categories and up to $1.5 million in the economic development category. Construction activities funded through the CDBG Program must meet one of the follow ing National Objectives: 1. Provide benefit to lowand moderate-income persons; 2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; or 3. Meet a need of recent origin having a particular ur gency. The types of activities that CDBG funds may be used for include con structing stormwater ponds, paving roads and sidewalks, installing sewer and water lines, building a community center or park, making improvements to a sewage treatment plant, and re habilitating low-income homes. Addi tional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing. In developing a CDBG application, the Town of White Springs must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of the activities. In addition, the Town of White Springs is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to obtain citizen com ment concerning the Towns economic and community development needs will be held at Town Hall, 10363 Bridge Street, White Springs, FL 32096, on March 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. For infor mation concerning the public hearing, contact Stacy Tebo, Town Manager, at (386) 397-2310 or by e-mail at manag er@whitespringsfl.us. The public hearing is being conduct ed in a handicapped accessible loca tion. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo dations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise the Town at least five days before the hearing by contacting Stacy Tebo, Town Manager, at (386) 397-2310. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Town us ing the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Stacy Tebo, Town Manager, at (386) 397-2310 at least five days prior to the hearing and an interpreter will be provided. A Fair Housing Workshop designed for the general public, property own ers, housing professionals, and local elected officials will be conducted immediately after the public hearing on the same date and at the same location. THE TOWN OF WHITE SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EM PLOYMENT, HANDICAP ACCES SIBLE AND FAIR HOUSING JU RISDICTION AND SUPPORTS THE EMPLOYMENT OF SECTION 3 & W/ MBE PERSONS. 03/01/2018

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