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The Jasper news
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Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
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alexis.spoehr@ganews.com JASPER The Veterans of Foreign War hosted the First Responders dinner on March 8 as a thank you for everything they do for the county. The dinner was originally planned for September 2017 on Patriots Day, but had to be postponed due to Hurri cane Irma. The 2018 dinner is still planned for the month of September. state. He utilized various bank accounts to col lect funds for the pur chase of RV lots that he purported to sell to investor purchasers, according to the court documents. Howev er, Doobay failed to disclose that he had Thursday March 15, 2018 The Jasper News rfn tbft SEE VFW, PAGE 10A SEE DOOBAY, PAGE 10A SEE AZALEA, PAGE 10A 53240-1 SEE SUWANNEE, PAGE 10A rfntbrrnb ffrrnft rbrrnrff br jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK The Su wannee County Fair will kick off its 103rd consecutive year since 1915 on Friday at the Coliseum with a ribbon cut ting ceremony at 6 p.m. The fair will be open Fri day, March 16 to Sunday, March 25 with live entertain ment, food vendors and rides. On most days, admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children age 6-12 and opens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 will be senior citizens day. Senior citizens will have free admis sion between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Participants will need to buy a wrist band to go on the rides, and on Sunday admis sion will be $10 for everyone and will include a wristband. We are the longest, con tinuos running county fair in the state of Florida, Tim Alcorn, fair president said. He added that this event is all about good, family fun. Events and entertain ment throughout the week will include the hog and dairy shows, a performances by local dance classes, the Gate way City Big Band, the Suwannee High School Band and more. The demolition der by will be back this year on Saturday at Suwannee County Fair celebrates 103rd year this Friday ffrrnft bnt rnbr nf frrnft rffrb rfrf rrb rrrrfrb rb Doobay sentenced for fraudulent land scheme f nnt JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A former Hamilton County business owner has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison and must pay more than $8 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Karamchand Raj Doobay, 44 of Orlando, to 12 years and seven months on March 1. Doobay was also or dered to pay 85 victim-investors a total of $8,663,264.58 and must forfeit the proper ty used in the commission of the offenses. He pled guilty on Jan. 31, 2017. The sentencing comes from a scheme to defraud investors in an RV Park and immigrant investors in a senior citizen fa cility, both in Hamilton County. Having no remorse or sympathy for those he stole from, Doobay continued to defraud victims even after his 2015 arrest, FDLE Tallahassee Special Agent in Charge Mark Perez said in a release. I appreciate the efforts of the investigators and the U.S. Attorneys Ofce in stopping Doobays continued hunt for new vic tims. According to court documents, Doobay operated businesses in Hamilton County, acquiring a parcel of land located at 7516 SE 113th Boulevard in western Hamilton County, just east of Interstate 75. From around March 2009 through around December 2015, Doobay solicited investors to purchase subdivided lots on the land, guaranteeing returns between 9 to 41 percent for investments in RV lots and other lots for sale by his entity, Flor ida Gateway resort, the court documents McKenzies ready for nal Folk Club performance alexis.spoehr@ganews.com WHITE SPRINGS The 18th Annual Wild Azalea Festival will begin this Friday with the Taste of White Springs and continue to Saturday. Wild Azalea festival begins this Friday jamie.wachter@ganews.com WHITE SPRINGS All good things must come to an end. For Walter and Meri McKenzie, that means after a 14-year run, the White Springs Folk Club will be holding its nal performance Saturday. Starved for good music and connec tions with folk musicians, the McKen zies followed Jack Becks suggestion and launched the White Springs Folk Club. Wed have great music at the Folk Festival every year and the rest of the year there wasnt much going on the rest of the year musically, Walter McKenzie said. I was missing Jack sonville a little bit from the point that I could always just go down the street and hear great music. So we started up the White Springs Folk Club because we were starved for good music. The Folk Club, which is just a ven ue for the performance of folk music that is very common in Great Britain where Beck was very connected, has delivered that. Featuring mostly regional artists early on thanks to Walter McKenzies rrfrbrf rnbnrnfr VFW honors nnfbnfbfbr nbr SEE MCKENZIES, PAGE 10A Page 16A Appreciation celebration held for Kenneth Hutcherson Page 2A

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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 15, 2018 Arrest Record Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire arrest 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 judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: DAC Department of Agriculture Commission DOA Department of Agriculture DOT Department of Transportation FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement FHP Florida Highway Patrol FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission HCDTF Hamilton County Drug Task Force HCSO Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce ICE Immigration and Custom Enforcement JAPD Jasper Police Department JNPD Jennings Police Department OALE Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforcement P&P Probation and Parole SCSO Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce WSPD White Springs Police Department Mar. 5, Anthony Jessie Stewart, 20, 11099 NW 38th Street Jasper, Fla., criminal misc. over $200 less than $1,000, brurg unoccupied structure unarmed, out of county warrant Suwannee County: JAPD McDon ald Mar. 5 Anthony Laron Rose, 52, 2348 NW 16th Terrace Jennings, Fla., walk in to serve eight months: HCSO Curry Mar. 6, Kayla Eileen Conner, 30, 202 SW Martin Luther King Jasper, Fla., battery (DV): JAPD Fra ley Mar. 7, Charles David Sowell, 33, 564 Emmett Young Road Newnan, Ga., poss. less than 20 grams of marijuana, poss. and/or use drug para.: HCSO L.J. Smith Mar. 7, Trevontae Ontonio Oliver, 23, battery (DV): JAPD Fraley Mar. 8, Tyler Rashard Hayes, 29, 898 6th Ave. Jas per Fla., VOP: HCSO Golub Mar. 9, Annette Marie Hatch, 37, 1250 NW Little Cat Road Madison, Fla., VOP warrant #13-126CF Grand Theft III: HCSO Windham Mar. 9, Mark Hunter Brown, 27, 4375 SW County Road 152 Jasper, Fla., VOP-17-151-CT (DUI): HCSO Byrd Mar. 11, Bobby Wilmer Claridy, 68, 4375 SW County Road Jasper, Fla., battery touch/strike: JAPD Harris 48430-1 NOTICE OF CLOSURE February 27th, 2018. Urgent Medical Care Auto Zone 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri Saturdays 10am to 2pm Jasper 386-208-1200. 55807-1 Saturday, March 17, 2018North Main Street (US 129) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Trenton, Floridarfntbftf btfbtt bfrtf ftftfftfQuilt Show & Saletfbfftfrt tbf Visit us on Facebook and our website www.trentonquiltfestival.com (352) 463-3842 or (352) 463-4000Crafts & Antiques Antique Tractors Food & Live Music Demonstrations Museum Exhibits Kids Activities The Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce will be con ducting driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the weeks of April 1 until June 30 in Hamilton County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment. Deputies will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equip ment. In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Florida. The Sheriffs Ofce has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorist. The checkpoints will be: U.S. Highway 41, NW 16th Avenue, County Road 751, County Road 25A, State Road 6 West, State Road 6 East, County Road 141, County Road 143, County Road 51, County Road 249 and State Road 129. VALDOSTA Kappa Eta Omega Chapter of Al pha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents Gentlemen of Distinction Entertainment Motown Revue at Mathis City Auditorium Friday at 7:30 p.m. The event in cludes refreshments from 7-8:30 p.m., vendors, door prizes, and local entertainment. The main event will be Gentlemen of Distinction Motown Revue. The at tire is casual. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to benefit Valdosta and surrounding counties through charitable contributions and to provide scholarships for deserv ing high school seniors in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Brooks County, Cook county, and Hamilton County. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Felicia Williams at (229) 560-2798, Carolyn Haigler (229) 630-3508 or any member of Kappa Eta Omega Chapter. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents Motown Revue Appreciation celebration held for Kenneth Hutcherson The White Springs Community Center was the setting for a celebration of appre ciation for our own Kenneth Hutcherson on Saturday, March 3. He is a longtime and devoted employee for the Town of White Springs. Many family members and friends of Hutcherson in White Springs came together to honor him with a great com memorative ceremony, meal, and just a time to show their appreciation. The White Springs Community Center was standing room only. Hutcherson, known to many in the area as Kenny Hut and I have been friends for nearly a half century, maybe longer. He was my classmate at South Hamilton Elementary School. He is always friendly, congenial and helpful. Back then, he was a great athlete and could run like the wind. He played on the rst football team of the newly deseg regated South Hamilton Elementary in 1971-1972 under the late Coach Charlie Harrison and Coach Waylon Bush. Hutcherson married Zelda Jefferson, and the two of them raised a family. He worked until his health forced his leaving the Town of White Springs. He was in charge of maintenance, the water and sewer lines, and he was always helping people and serving with a smile and great attitude. The emcee for the event was Robert Thomas, a White Springs native, who currently resides in Tampa. Resi dents shared memories and their appreci ation for Hutcherson. r LIVE OAK The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is planning to celebrate St. Patricks Day with The Titans of Rock performing a pair of tributes. The weekend will be gin, though, Friday with an old-time country band, Snake Blood Remedy. The Suwannee County band has played a num ber of dates at the Music Park since 2017 and re cently was named one of the bands that will play at the Suwannee River Jam from May 2-5 at the SOSMP. The fiddle, ban jo, drums and guitar mu sic that takes place has a tendency to draw the au dience to the dance floor. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, music from 8 p.m. until midnight. Ad mission is free. The Music Hall is turning green for St. Patricks Day on Satur day, beginning at 7 p.m. with games, contest, prizes and loads of fun with an Irish twist. The Titans of Rock will also be performing a Journey tribute, Never Stop Be lieving as well as a Bon Jovi tribute Livin On A Prayer. Call 386-364-1683 to get tickets now before the show sells out. Titans of Rock to perform at St. Patricks Day celebration Fair Suwannee County Fair Livestock show & Sale Pages 8-9A

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PAGE 3A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 Life in White Springs There is a lot going on in White Springs this weekend and most of it has been cov ered and reported and advertised extensive ly, but a gentle reminder never hurts so Ill touch on these happenings lightly. Friday, March 16, 6-8 p.m. at the old Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, A Taste of White Springs with food prepared by White Springs folks, who are famous for their fa vorite dishes. This tasting will start at 6 P.M. at the Heritage and Tourism Center. There is a $5 donation for this event and I guarantee you will get more than your moneys worth. Saturday, March 17 is the 18th Annual Wild Azalea Festival at the Baily Ogburn Recreational Facility in White Springs, fea turing crafts, art, food, music, and family entertainment and games. At 8 a.m., you can support the White Springs Fire Department by purchasing a pancake breakfast. At 9 a.m., there is a Fun Walk/Run sponsored by the Hamilton County Health Department. The rest of the activities start at 10 a.m. Also on Saturday, March 17, the Arts & Col lectables Event will be held in the Stephen Foster Park. Saturday evening will be, after fourteen wonderful years, the nal performance of The White Springs Folk Club, featuring Canadi an folk artist, Shawna Caspi. This performance will be at the United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. I think that there is, or will be, an article in this paper about the sto ry of the White Springs Folk Club. We shall re ally, truly miss the Folk Club performances and the wonderful Folk Club community gather ings at intermission. Its your last chance to enjoy the Folk Club phenomenon this Satur day, one last time! Monday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. is the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organiza tions (CSO) Annual Meeting. The CSO members will elect their board of directors at this meeting and review their plans and ac complishments. The meeting will be held in Nelly Blys Kitchen in the park. CSO presi dent, Carol Stob, will be the host and will be serving corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Please bring a side dish. In order to vote, you must be a paying member of the CSO. Members will be electing three members to the CSO board for a two year term. Nominated for the positions are Jerry Lawrence Bullard, Scott Gay and Shauna Adams-Farries. Jerry Lawrence Bullard has been a member of the CSO and participat ed in and volunteered at the Florida Folk Festival and the Festival of Lights for many years. He has previously been on the CSO Board and served at the Vice-President. Scott Gay has been on the CSO Board as Treasurer since 2011. He has also participat ed in the Florida Folk Festival and Festival of Lights. As a CPA, he has been instru mental in updating the CSOs book keeping system. Shauna Adams-Farries great, great grandparents settled in White Springs gener ations ago and the family has contributed to our town in a variety of ways. She is a grad uate of Auburn University. Currently, she is the Tobacco Prevention Specialist of Hamil ton County and she has served in the Cham ber of Commerce, the SAC committee at Columbia High School, Chairperson of the Circuit 3 DJJ Community Advisory Board and the Special Events Committee of White Springs. She has volunteered at the Festival of Lights and youth programs in the Park. I congratulate these candidates! A vibrant and healthy State Park and CSO is a compli mentary necessity to a vibrant and healthy White Springs. I encourage all of you to join the Stephen Foster CSO at the Annual meet ing on Monday, March 19 at Nelly Blys, 6:30 p.m. You will have a good meal, great conversation with friends, hear future plans for our park, and CSO T-SHIRTS will be for sale at the meeting for only $8 to support our Park and publicize the Stephen Foster CSO. Im always glad to hear about goings 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 con tinue 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 Wild azaleas and last chances rfntbtn GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM MARCH 16, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060www.MusicLivesHere.com MARCH 17, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL rfn tnbn b bbn tnbtbn nnrt rfn tnbb bbn tnbtnnr t rfn tnbn b bbn tnbtbnrb nt 57806-1 57804-1 rfn rf ntrrbn rrbr rrt rrbr rttrrff r rtrr frr rrfr rr brfb bbrtfbr rrrn rfrt brbrt rrr ffrrrrr rnf rfnf rr tnrfnr frfn rnb nrnrf brrrr rnrr rtr r rfnftb nnffnnf rfnfnnrfr nffnfnf nnff fnfnf fnfn nrfnrnn nnrfn ffrffn rfnf nfr f nrfnnnrf rfff nrrnn rn r bb ntb rf n rfn rfn tb rnr ntnrn ftnn nrn rbfrrtb nnrnb nn JASPER The 51st annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park on Sunday, April 1. Gates to the park will open at 6:30 a.m. and the non-denomina tional Christian service will begin at 7 a.m. on the lawn of the historic carillon tower. Folding chairs are provided; however, everyone is encouraged to bring their own folding chairs. Refresh ments will be served following the service. Admission to the park is free for this event. No offering is taken; however a contribution basket will be available for any who wish to make a contribution. The event is sponsored by White Springs area churches in coordina tion with the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. For more information, con tact Johnny Bullard at 386-688-6080, Carolyn Cannon at 386-397-2630 or the park at 386-3972733. Easter Sunrise Service at Stephen Foster set for April 1 386-362-1734 x107 *Protable events must go through our advertising department. Calendar submissions are published within space availability and are not guaranteed consistency.

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There are a couple of important eco nomic lessons that the American peo ple should learn. Im going to title one the seen and unseen and the other narrow well-dened large benets versus widely dispersed small costs. These lessons are applicable to a wide range of government behavior, but lets look at just two examples. Last week, President Donald Trump enacted high tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Why in the world would the U.S. steel and aluminum industries press the president to levy heavy tariffs? The answer is simple. Reducing the amounts of steel and alu minum that hit our shores enables American producers to charge higher prices. Thus, U.S. steel and aluminum pro ducers will earn higher prots, hire more workers and pay them higher wages. They are the visible beneciaries of Trumps tariffs. But when the government creates a benet for one Amer ican, it is a virtual guarantee that it will come at the expense of another American an unseen victim. The victims of steel and aluminum tariffs are the companies that use steel and aluminum. Faced with higher input costs, they become less competitive on the world market. For example, compa nies such as John Deere may respond to higher steel prices by purchasing their parts in the international market rather than in the U.S. To become more competitive in the world market, some rms may move their production facilities to foreign countries that do not have tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Studies by both the Peterson Institute for In ternational Economics and the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition show that steel-using industries such as the U.S. auto industry, its suppliers and manufacturers of heavy construction equipment were harmed by tariffs on steel enacted by George W. Bush. Politicians love having seen beneciaries and unseen victims. The reason is quite simple. In the cases of the steel and aluminum industries, company executives will know whom to give political campaign contributions. Workers in those industries will know for whom to cast their votes. The people in the steeland aluminum-using industries may not know whom to blame for declining prots, lack of competitiveness and job loss. Theres no better scenario for politicians. Its heads politicians win and tails somebody else loses. Then theres the phenomenon of narrow well-dened large benets versus widely dispersed small costs. A good example can be found in the sugar industry. Sugar produc ers lobby Congress to place restrictions on the importation of foreign sugar through tariffs and quotas. Those import restrictions force Americans to pay up to three times the world price for sugar. A report by the U.S. Government Ac countability Ofce estimated that Americans pay an extra $2 billion a year because of sugar tariffs and quotas. Plus, taxpayers will be forced to pay more than $2 billion over the next 10 years to buy and store excess sugar produced because of higher prices. Another way to look at the cost side is that tens of millions of American families are forced THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL PAGE 4A Opinion rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf SEE TARIFF, PAGE 5A The more closely I watch what the Florida legislature does, the more disturbing I nd their actions to be. This is the second year in a row that the legislature will need extra time to complete what should be completed in the regular session. This means the taxpayers will be paying for their food and housing, and each one of the legislators may spend up to $150 a day. Some of our legislators will be spending more in one day for their hotel rooms and lattes than their proposed increase per year of student funding. Some will say, Well, since the tragedy in Parkland occurred, they had more legislation to work on. I say that is a load of crap. School shootings have been happening in earnest since 1999. The big traves ty here is that the legislature could not be moved to do something about it until tragedy struck here in our state. The state budget is the one thing the legislature is re quired to do each year, but the state budget is the reason they will need extra time again this year. It would be almost understandable if the legislature was evenly split between Democrats and Republicans and they were hav ing earnest debates about issues that matter, but this is a case of Republicans trying to out-Republican each other. It is also a matter of them wasting time on bills that are frivolous. Our state legislators want to become the only state with year-round daylight savings time. The fact that our elected leaders found the time to craft and pass this ridiculous legislation, but could not nish their session on time, is mind blowing. I am glad the legislature will be spending an extra $400 million for school safety next year, but when you look into the history of the safe schools program it will Too little, way too late r Tariff increases lead to unseen victims The Jasper News welcomes letters from readers on matters 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 be lieves 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 Open government is not a po litical platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and progressives. Transparency keeping the light on the peoples business ought to be something ev eryone can agree on. Instead, conservatives want to reveal the secrets of liberals and liberals want to expose the actions of conservatives. Openness in government is not a liberal, conser vative, Republican, Democrat, independent, Liber tarian or freedom caucus issue. It often appears that whatever party is in the mi nority becomes the champion of transparency right up until the time it is in the majority. Politicians stump on transparency and are all about open access, until they have something they want to keep secret. The need for transparency in local, state and federal government transcends parties and political ideologies. Checks and balances provide few checks and little balance when ofcials broker deals behind closed doors and conceal documents that contain important information that the public has the right, and often the need, to know. Local government has the biggest impact in the lives of people on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is in the form of property taxes, sales taxes, business taxes, state-shared dollars or federal grants, loans and funding, local government is 100 percent taxpayer-funded. The public has the right to know how its money is being spent. The decisions being made, the dollars being doled out and the records being kept by city hall, the coun ty commission, the board of education or the utility district all belong to liberals, conservatives, Repub licans, Democrats, independents, Libertarians and even politically disinterested individuals. All stakeholders have a stake in open meetings and public records and should care about transparen cy issues. The lack of and need for true government trans parency should be about the most bipartisan cause that exists. Any elected ofcial who truly cares about public service in a real and meaningful way and fully un derstands what a representative form of government is all about, should not only champion openness in government, but should be the most effective watch dogs, looking out for the public trust. Sadly, those kinds of elected ofcials are hard to nd. The press tries to keep an eye on government and expose clandestine actions and in response journal ists are often ridiculed, belittled and even threatened for just doing their jobs, as they work to keep gov ernment honest by making use of access laws. But, the public needs to understand that access to government documents and actions is not just a media right. It is your right. Jim Zachary is the deputy national editor of CNHI, editor of the Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times, president and chairman of the Red & Black Publishing Company serving the University of Geor gia, vice-president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, director of the Transparency Project of Georgia and a member of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Trust. He can be reached at jzachary@cnhi.com. SEE LATE, PAGE 5A f

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PAGE 5A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 My heart is burdened over the topic that I feel compelled to share in this column. This one ranks near the top of most dif cult ones I have written, because parent ing is the hardest job on the planet and it matters so much that we do this job well. Up front, I want to ask you: please do not read it with one ounce of judgment. If anything hits home with you I pray that you hear it as the voice of one who doesnt always get parenting right either, but is cheering all of us on to a healthier relationship with our children. Over the past 28 years of parenting and 15-plus years of counseling, I have often encountered heartbroken parents. Parents who love their sons and daughters more than their own lives, but have lacked the ability to promote responsibility and re spect through instruction and discipline. As a result, by the time the children hit the teenage years, everyone in the house can be very miserable. Most often these parents suffer from an increasingly com mon malady that I call Parenting By Guilt. Parenting by Guilt is simply mak ing decisions for your children based on the guilty feeling that you are responsible for their lack of respect, responsibility or their disobedience. Parenting by guilt presents in many situations, but here are a few that I have encountered: children, no doubt, but taking away dis cipline takes away their security and sets them up to blame someone or something else for bad choices the rest of their lives. Allowing disrespect of the other parent may make you feel better, but it is very harmful to your child. Best-case scenar io is for divorced parents to continue to co-parent consistently and be emotionally supportive during the difculty of divorce but do not excuse disobedience. may haunt us to the point that we feel hypocritical to correct our own children. point that his son raped his daughter and one son killed another while he remained silent. (See 2 Samuel 11 & 13). Think about this: if you were given a supervi sors position at your job, would you not correct those who worked for you simply because you had made mistakes in learn ing the job early on? Our role as parents is not contingent on doing life perfectly. On the contrary, our past mistakes (and what we learned from them) should help us be more insightful parents and help us teach our children all the more. ing grandchildren: This has become an epi demic in our culture! Grandparents often feel guilty because their children have failed their grandchil dren and they may feel an underlying responsibility. Parenting is so hard for grandparents because the role of a grand parent is so different than a parent. If you are a grandparent who has taken on the challenge of raising a grandson or grand daughter, you must make sure that you switch the role. If a child can only have either a parent or grandparent, the most important need is for a parent. Giving them monetary rewards or too much free dom will not replace what is missing from their lives, but teaching respect and re sponsibility will help them navigate those troubled waters. to tread lightly herebut I have seen this struggle. Parents who have much more than their parents did nancially may feel the need to do much more for their children in terms of gifts and privileges. This can be a slippery slope, and one where the parent understands the value of money but the children do not. I have heard it said that if one does not have what it takes to acquire something, they likely will not have what it takes to keep parental obligations. Teaching your chil dren to get something for nothing will not serve them well in life, especially if you become unable or unwilling to support their appetites. Responsibility always ac companies privilege. Because as parents, we all want the very best for our children. And every heart matters. Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@ windstream.net. individual authors and not necessarily of The Jasper News. Try to avoid Parenting by Guilt Heart Matters 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. 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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 to pay a little bit more, may be $20, for the sugar we use every year. You might wonder how this consumer rip-off sus tains itself. After all, the people in the sugar industry are only a tiny percentage of the U.S. population. Heres how it works. It pays for workers and owners in the sugar industry to come up with millions of dollars to lobby congressmen to impose tariffs and quotas on foreign sugar. It means higher prots and higher wages. Also, its easy to organize the relatively small number of people in the sugar industry. The costs are borne by tens of millions of Americans forced to pay more for the sugar they use. Even if the people knew what the politicians are doing, it wouldnt be worth the cost of trying to unseat a legislator whose vote cost them $20 a year. Politicians know that they wont bear Tariff make your stomach turn. Our legislature has kept the amount going into the safe schools program the same since the 2010-2011 school year. After the San dy Hook school shooting in 2012, our legislature did not increase safe schools funding. Year after year, the governor asked for increases for safe schools funding, but year after year, our legislators denied his requests. It took the deaths of 17 students and our legislature to increase safe schools funding. I applaud our legislature for passing some common sense gun legislation, but why did it take a tragedy like Parkland to make them realize how foolish our gun laws had become? The sale of bump stocks, like the one used in the Las Ve gas shooting last October, will be prohibited in our state, and there will be a three-day waiting period and a minimum age of 21 to purchase a rie. I think they went a little too far in requiring a minimum age of 21 to purchase a shotgun or bolt-action rie, but try ing to dene and single out assault weapons probably would have delayed the close of the legislative ses sion even further. I am glad the legislature will be spending some where in the neighborhood of $50 million next year to combat the opioid epi demic in our state. It is a shame that our state had to have more overdose deaths in 2016) before our elected leaders could be moved to do something about the problem. It is a sad state of affairs when many people have to die in this state just to get the legislature to do its job. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at mi amistyle8@gmail.com. Late calories? As a com parison, a 60-min ute Zumba class can burn anywhere from 500 to 750 calories depending on the intensity lev el. Thirty minutes of jogging at 12 mph will burn about 325 calories. Thirty min utes of walking at 3.0 mph which is a moderate pace will How do these numbers compare with average household chores? Below are some common household activities along with what you can expect to burn if you did these chores for 30 minutes: ing 50 calories carrying boxes about 275 calories burn more calories? I did too actually. But even a combination of household chores at a vigorous level will only burn about 100 calories in 30 minutes. Keep in mind that if you are cleaning for several hours you will be able to burn enough calories that might replace your workout for the day but it will take you longer than 60 minutes to do so. The good news? Anyway you look at it, when you get moving your health and wellness benets. No matter what you choose to do, get up and get moving. Have an amazing week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certied tness instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell Instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, gentle ow yoga, teaches morning class es at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at Denis eSanger.com, 386/292-6105 or denis esanger@gmail.com. Healthy Living rf My mother-in-law, whos gone to be with the Lord, struggled with her weight from childhood on. She actual ly had her first yes her first of many heart attacks in her late 30s. She tried every pill and potion on the mar ket in an attempt to lose weight. I can relate because I went through the same struggle of looking for a quick fix. There was one big difference be tween us though. I finally got that weight is only one part of the health picture and that its about lifestyle choices versus looking for a magical cure. Back then, the easiest time of my day to workout was on lunch at work. I was lucky that the company I worked for, BP Oil Corporate in Cleveland, had a fitness center for its employees. I would time my lunch to be able to take a 30-minute aerobic class which left enough time to take a quick shower and grab a salad for lunch. My mother-in-law never quite un derstood why I wanted to get sweaty in the middle of my work day. I would explain to her how it not only made me feel better physically but mentally as well. Exercise keeps my stress in check. The conversation would always circle back around to weight loss and I would tell her if she wanted to lose weight, she should exercise. Her response was always dont you think I do enough she was used to doing as far as exercise would not be enough for her to lose weight. She needed to increase her ac tivity and focus on her nutrition. was doing was not enough? Youve heard me say it before our bodies are amazing things that quickly adapt and overcome anything we throw at your body to handle. swer and said that cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc. has to burn calories. Yes, that is correct. Any activity burns cal ories but the question is how many Is cleaning the house enough activity to burn calories for weight loss? Religion WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV a cost from sugar consum ers. But they would pay a political cost from the sugar industry if they didnt vote for tariffs. So they put it to consumers but what else is new? Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Wal ter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and car toonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www. creators.com.

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PAGE 6A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 Around the Banks Getting in the spirit for St. Patricks Day May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your elds, and un til we meet again. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. (Irish Blessing) Saturday, March 17, we will celebrate St. Patricks Day. Its not celebrated here in the same manner or with the same en thusiasm as in other parts of our nation. In cities like New York, N.Y.; Savannah, Ga., Boston, Mass.; it is a major celebra tion, as there were a large number of Irish immigrants who poured into those cities, and many of their descendants live there today. Savannah does a huge celebration, dyeing the Savannah River green and with all manner of street fairs and food vendors, as well as Irish music. South erners are great storytellers, and I am told the Irish have a gift for blarney too. I thought I would share with my readers some the history of St. Patricks Day. We wear green and may eat corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and some of the more enthusiastic may even eat Irish Soda Bread, but thats about as far as it goes. I am looking for that leprechaun who can tell me where the pot of gold can be found, but, so far, no luck. Here is some of the legend, which is a story that may or may not be true, but it has withstood the test of time which counts for something. I am only including part of the legend as it relates to St. Pat rick driving the snakes out of Ireland and using the shamrock to teach early Chris tian converts about the Trinity. Probably as famous as the story of the shamrock is the legend of Saint Patrick driving all the snakes of Ireland into the sea where they drowned. The well-received message is that there are no snakes in Ireland (save those in zoos) and he alone is responsible for this happy state. It is, however, very unlikely there were ever any snakes in Ireland! This particular legend of Saint Patrick is easy to trans late: snakes were sacred to the Druids; their banishment reects St Patricks success at removing pagan inuence from the island. Perhaps the best-known legend of Saint Patrick involves the shamrock, the little plant that has gone on to become famous throughout the world as a symbol of Irish heritage. After training as a priest and bishop, Patrick arrived in Ireland in 432AD and immediately set about trying to convert the pagan Celts who inhab ited the island. Having previously lived and worked there, he was very probably already aware that the number three held special signicance in Celtic tradition (and, indeed, in many pagan beliefs), and he ap plied this knowledge in a clever way. He used the shamrock, a three-leaved clover which grows all over the island, to explain the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity i.e. the theory that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are each separate elements of just one entity. In White Springs, Florida, we will cel ebrate St. Patricks Day with our annual Wild Azalea Festival, the 18th annual, I believe. There are all kinds of events beginning on March 16 with A Taste of White Springs at the Nature and Heritage Tourism Center from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 each, and its the BEST DEAL in this part of the world. Delicious refreshments, and a large selec tion of them and a cool beverage. Come join us. Saturday, March 17, kicks off with the Wild Azalea Festival. A walk/run, I think 5K or as long as you can hold out is being sponsored by the Florida Department of Health: Hamilton County. Come join the walkers/runners, as they begin their trek at the Nature and Heritage Tourism Center at 9 a.m. and trek through Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and back. The festival includes regional arts, crafts, foods, musical enter tainment, and events for children, and, in the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, antiques and collectibles. So there is something for everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Some of the events are locat ed at the Bailey Ogburn Memorial Field behind New Bethel A.M.E. Church and others will be scattered throughout town. You will want to stop and take a trip through Adams Brothers Historic Store, as you will be delighted with the antiques, collectibles, and items that are just plain fun. In advance, I wish to thank the White Springs Special Events Committee for all their hard work. They have done an outstanding job coordinating this event. Thank you so very much. These folks do this work as a labor of love, and we love them for their labor and for their love of community. Come over to White Springs and enjoy the day. You will be glad you did. An invitation over to Madison, Florida, last Tuesday by an outstanding group of individuals who comprise a Book Club. This Book Club has been in effect for many years. The group chose my book Destini and invited me to come and answer questions about the book on Tues day, March 6, at 5 p.m. I was honored, and I was more than impressed with this group of readers in Madison County. They had some GREAT questions. They were kind enough to purchase my book, read it, and invite me as a guest of honor and to enjoy refreshments afterward. You cant beat that. Many have been that kind to me in this area, and especially the Su wanee River Regional Libraries in Jasper, White Springs, and Live Oak, as well as the public library in Lake City, and, Janet Moses at her Blue Goose Studio in Lake City. Thank you to all of you. I never, ever want to forget to mention local writ er and editor, Joyce Marie Taylor. She was, and has been the primary individual who encouraged me and just about made me put these books in print: Night shade, its sequel Secrets and the most recent publication Destini. I suggest you read all three in order. If you have Kindle, they are inexpensive and if you go to the public library, even more so. If you purchase them on Amazon, a little more expensive, and they are available there. We have many marvelous authors in this region, and I appreciate all our ar eas authors. I commend them for putting their thoughts in a story and publishing a book; not easy. Speaking of libraries, the Suwannee River Regional Library system has a mar velous addition to the Suwannee River Regional Library System at Dowling Park. The library was named in honor of a wonderful and very civic and commu nity minded lady, the late Mrs. Jo Ken non. This library is such an added plus to the library system, and I know it is being utilized and enjoyed. If you want to travel some place that is not very far, and I am not promoting anyone here, just stating a fact, drive out to Nobles Greenhouse near Live Oak, and just take in the beauty of Gods creation. The beautiful owers, trees, shrubs, all tended with loving care at Nobles. I wish to extend a hearty congratula tions to my cousin, Jan Townsend Smith, on her recent retirement from the Suwan nee County District Schools. I love Jan, and she puts her whole heart into what she is doing, and she certainly did adhere to that verse in the scripture Go to the ant and become wise, and ants work all the time, and so does Jan. Shes always doing something and something produc tive, and you know where you stand with her, and I like that. Enjoy your wellearned retirement Jan. Sympathy to the family of the late Mrs. Palmer Gene (Addie Mae) Smith, Sr. Jasper. Mrs. Addie Mae always had that sweet smile, and she was, without a doubt, one of the kindest, most encour aging ladies ever. She had a beautiful soprano voice, and her Christian testi mony was in the actions of her everyday life. She lived her Christianity, and she served her home church, First Baptist Church, Jasper, as long as she was able. Our prayers for her family during this, their hour of grief and bereavement. To her sons, Gene, Art, and all the fami ly, our continued prayers. She will be missed. She was always more than a bit of north Florida sunshine and a very great lady; a true Steel Magnolia. Before I close, I wish a Happy Birth day, to my sister-in-law, Amanda Allen Bullard. She is a truly great sister-in-law, and I love her. She is a very great lady; kind, a Christian, and, well, just wonder ful in every way, and she can truly play a piano, oh can she play. Her birthday is on Saturday, March 17, and she will cel ebrate an anniversary of her 39th. I love her and wish her many more. To conclude, memories of the early Florida Folk Festivals. I can recall that Epiphany Catholic School, Lake City, was staffed by a number of Irish Cath olic nuns. For many years, Epiphany Catholic School students danced the Irish jig on the stage of the Florida Folk Festival. I always enjoyed the music and the dancing, and those Sisters who came from County Kerry in Ireland did a great job educating many students in Colum bia and surrounding counties. From the Eight Mile Still on the Woodpecker Route north of White Springs. Wishing you a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. Small ways you can change your routine for a better you rfnt (StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you. Sit Less Does your job require you to sit still most of the day? Even if you work out regularly, an otherwise sedentary lifestyle can be bad for your health. Be sure to get up throughout the day in order to stretch and walk around. It only takes a minute to reap the benefits, so dont skip these breaks. Consider installing an app on your phone to re mind you at periodic intervals when its time to move, and if possible, alter your workstation to make it easier to assist in this effort. Standing desks, treadmill desks and even biking desks can keep you active throughout the day. Rethink Brushing Good oral health includes taking great care of your gums -and research shows that harmful bacteria and plaque that lurk below the gum line can have a big impact. A healthy mouth needs healthy gums, and even diligent brushing may not remove all harmful plaque, said Sarah Thiel, RDH. Toothpaste that goes below the gum line to destroy plaque bacteria in the mouth is a great addition to your brushing routine. Be cause if youre not taking care of your gums, youre not taking care of you. Consider switching to a toothpaste specifically developed to improve gum health, like Crest Gum Detoxify, which uses Activated Foam Technology to seek out harmful bacteria in hard to reach places in order to neutralize it, even below the gum line. More infor mation can be found at Crest.com. Spice it Up If you rely on fat and sugar for the bulk of flavor in your cooking, consid er improving your seasoning routines for more nutritional meals. Reduce your reliance on these ingredients with out getting bored by adding healthier boosts of flavor to dishes. Chop fresh herbs onto your pasta or salad, add spices to your stew, include garlic, ginger and even hot peppers in your stir-fry. Drink More Water What are you drinking during the day? If the answer is juice and soda, consider replacing at least some of that with water. Water doesnt have to be flavorless. Infuse your water bottle or pitcher with your favorite fruits, veg etables and herbs. From cucumber and strawberry slices to watermelon and mint, you can have fun while hydrat ing, without resorting to high calorie beverages that offer little or no nutri tional value. Focusing on sweeping lifestyle changes can leave anyone feeling over whelmed. For lasting and meaningful impacts on your health and wellness, find small tweaks that you can make to your daily routine. Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Twitter: @suwanneedemocra Facebook: /suwanneedemocrat Ofce: 386-362-1734

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PAGE 7A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 51767-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 healthcorelibby@bellsouth.net John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated 51771-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 45937-1Please call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad hereStaying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. Kidney disease is a widespread issue made all the more disconcerting by the fact that many people are unaware they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and most dont know it. Healthy kidneys are something many people take for granted. But those who want to do everything they can to keep their kidneys healthy can consider the following tips, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. familiar with the benets of drinking water each day, and adequate hydration denitely promotes healthy kidneys. But over-hydrating has not been proven to enhance kidney function. e Cleveland Clinic recommends adults drink between four and six glasses of water per day. human body, including the kidneys. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the biggest risk factors for kidney disease, and regular exercise can reduce a persons risk of both conditions. However, overexertion can strain the kidneys, so adults who exercise, especially novices who need to improve their conditioning, should avoid going too hard at the gym. vitamin supplements or herbal remedies. Vitamin supplements and herbal remedies have become very popular in the 21st century, but excessive supplementation can harm the kidneys. Discuss any supplements or herbals remedies with a physician before taking them. Quit smoking. Just as exercise benets the body in myriad ways, smoking harms the body in myriad ways. Smoking decreases the blood ow in the kidneys, decreasing their ability to function at optimal capacity. Smoking also increases a persons risk of high blood pressure and cancer of the kidneys. blood pressure and diabetes. Adhering to a healthy diet and controlling portion sizes can help control weight and blood pressure and contribute to healthy kidneys as well. blood pressure or diabetes should make sure their physicians screen for kidney dysfunction during routine appointments.Learn more about kidney disease at www.kidney.org. HOW TO PROMOTE HEALTHY KIDNEYS Staying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. LAKE CITY Motorists traveling Interstate 75 over the next several weeks can expect to see large, digital message signs being installed as part of a $12 million Florida Depart ment of Transportation project. Once completed, the project will assist motorists with cur rent travel information and im prove interstate communication for emergency responders. The ITS (Intelligent Trans portation System) project began in late 2016 and is currently in its second phase before its expected completion this summer. The project spans from Archer Road (State Road 24) in Alachua County to the Florida/Georgia line. The ITS project involves in stalling trafc cameras and ve hicle detection sensors on the roadway. ITS allows emergen cy agencies to utilize enhanced technology to better detect traf c slowdowns and incidents. This information can then be passed along to motorists through digital message boards installed on the interstate and through the FDOT 511 system. The rst digital message sign was installed on southbound Interstate 75 in Columbia County on Monday. The sign displays are approximately eight-feet tall and 25-feet wide. Additional signs are sched uled to be installed in Alachua and Columbia counties in the coming weeks and the proj ect will continue north to the Georgia line until all signs are installed. Once completed, the Dis trict 2 ITS system will consist of 101 detectors on an 86-mile stretch of roadway. These sen sors will be placed every halfmile in the city of Gainesville and every mile outside of the city limits. There will also be 24 digital message signs 11 northbound and 13 southbound and 95 camer as located on Interstate 75. Additionally, the system will sync up with another project on Interstate 10, which is cur rently under construction and will run from Interstate 295 in Jacksonville to U.S. 90 in Leon County. Installation of the signs will take place during daytime hours and will require a lane closure for crews to safely install the signs. Expected lane closures relating to this and all FDOT projects can be found on FDOTs weekly lane closure report, which can be found at NFLRoads.com. FDOT begins ITS message board installation on I-75

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THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL PAGE 8A THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 55919-1Karens Tack10243 US Hwy 129 South Live Oak, FL (386) 208-0761 info@karenstack.netWe have a large selection of Boots, Belts, Hats, Tack and Livestock Show Equipment for the Fair DAIRY QUEEN OF LIVE OAK 817 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak FL 386-362-7009 Roy & Shirley Guercio John & Suzanne Dunn Locally Owned & Operated Sam Walton Award Winner Interstate Dairy Queen Operators of the Year rfn 55922-1 DAIRY QUEEN OF LIVE OAK 55924-1 Herbert C. Mantooth, D.D.S., P.A. GENERAL AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRYHerbert C. MantoothD.D.S., P.A.602 Railroad Avenue Live Oak, Florida 32064 www.mantoothdental.comTelephone (386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 FAX (386) 362-5769 56020-1 56024-1 202 W. Howard St. (Hwy 90) Live Oak Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-12pm386-362-4085 rf all your other cleaning needs!n 56030-1 J. Sherman Frier & Associates130 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064 rfRegistered Land SurveyorsJ. Sherman Frier, R.L.S. Tim Alcorn, P.S.M.ntbntb FRIDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) SATURDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) SUNDAY Hispanic Musical Entertainment Night Pay one price for admission and rides from 6 p.m. until close: per person (children under age 3 are free) MONDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) TUESDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) WEDNESDAY Value night armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) THURSDAY Dollar night from 6 p.m. until close r FRIDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) SATURDAY Armbands from 6 p.m. until close: Admission: for adults; for youth (ages 6-12) March 16-24, 2018 Fair Suwannee County Fair Livestock show & Sale Friday, March 16 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18 6 p.m. Monday, March 19 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 6 p.m. Friday, March 24 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25 Gates open at 4 p.m., midway opens at 6 p.m.

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PAGE 9A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 55921-1 www.svec-coop.com 529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131 Evening 362-2990 S.C. Sullivan Agency 55923-1 203 Pinewood Way, SW Live Oak, FL 1150 NW Hwy 41 Ste 4, Jasper, FL Suwannee River Federal Credit Union858633386-362-2225/386-792-2301 1-888-441-3894 Toll-Free suwanneeriverfcu.com See Our Booth at the Fair56018-1 1400 S. Ohio Avenue Live Oak, FL 32064368.208.0634 56021-1 56025-1 SURREY PLACE 110 SE Lee Ave. Live Oak, FL 32060 (386) 364-5961 rfrfntbrrt t t 56031-1 March 16-24, 2018 From the North: Take I-75 S to the US-129 S exit; exit number 451 toward Live Oak. Turn LEFT onto US-129/FL-51/FL-57. Continue to follow FL-51 S FL-51 S becomes 11TH ST SW/CR-136 From the West: Take I-10 E to US-90 E/FL-10 E; exit number 275 toward LIVE OAK Turn RIGHT onto US-129/FL-249/FL-51. Continue to follow FL-51 FL-51 becomes 11TH ST SW/CR-136 rf r f n nt b r t n t n n t n t t b r n t 1302 11th St SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Friday, March 16 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 6 p.m. ........................ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6:30 p.m. ................... Danceology 7:30 p.m. ................... Dairy Show 8 p.m. ........................ Let it Ride 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Saturday, March 17 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 7 p.m. ........................ Pee Wee Dairy Show 7:30 p.m. ................... Demolition Derby 8 p.m. ........................ Sondra Hunt 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Sunday, March 18 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 8 p.m. ........................ Las Centellas De Guerrero 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Monday, March 19 5 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 6:30 p.m. ................... Youth Hog Showmanship 7 p.m. ........................ Gateway City Big Band 8 p.m. ........................ Karoake with Dave 10:30 p.m. ................. All Exhibit Buildings Close Tuesday, March 20 11 a.m. 1 p.m. ......... Senior Citizens Day Free Admission & Lunch 12 p.m. ...................... Seniors Lunch Will Be Served 5 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 6:30 p.m. ................... Youth Hog Show 6:30 p.m. ................... Suwannee Spirit 7:30 p.m. ................... Karoake with Dave 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Wednesday, March 21 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 6:30 p.m. ................... Steer Show 6:30 p.m. ................... Twirling by Kary 7 p.m. ........................ Jeremiah Ross & Dominion 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close DOLLAR NIGHT Thursday, March 22 9 a.m. ........................ Youth Livestock Sale 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 6:30 p.m. ................... Dance Shop 7 p.m. ........................ SES Chorus 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Friday, March 23 6 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 7 p.m. ........................ Heifer Show 7 p.m. ........................ SHS Band 8:30 p.m. ................... Snake Blood Remedy 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Saturday, March 24 4 p.m. ........................ Fair Opens 4 p.m. ........................ Kids Crafts 6 p.m. ........................ Rides Open 6:30 p.m. ................... Talent Show 7 p.m. ........................ Goat Show 8 p.m. ........................ Chasin Dixie 8 p.m. ........................ Rowdy Ranch Relay 10 p.m. ...................... All Exhibit Buildings Close Fair Suwannee County Fair Livestock show & Sale D e m o l i t i o n D e r b y S a t u r d a y @ 7 : 3 0 p m

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PAGE 10A THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL From Page One previously contracted to sell and purportedly sold the same RV lots to other investors. The court documents also state that, from about May 2011 through about May 2016, Doobay conspired to commit wire fraud by promising to immigrant investors to use their investments for the development, renovation and/or new construction of Senior Premier Living, a retirement community in Jasper, along I-75. Innstead, Doobay used a portion of the investors funds to pay Florida Gate way Resort investors and for his own person al use and enjoyment. This case demonstrates the lengths that some criminals will go to target and take advantage of innocent victims, Charles P. Spencer, the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jacksonville Division, said in a release. But the FBI will work equally hard to hold those criminals accountable and protect their victims both here and abroad. Doobay was arrested in December 2015 after an investigation, which began in 2014, by the Florida Department of Law Enforce ment, Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly S. Karase prosecuted the case. Continued From Page 1A Doobay 7:30 p.m. but will have a twist. The Suwannee County Fair along with Love Inc. have been selling raffle tickets for one lucky winner to have a chance to drive a car in the derby. Lisa Kriehn, Love INC executive di rector, said only 250 tickets will be sold and the proceeds will go towards Christ mas gifts for local children. Tickets are available at the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office, Napa Auto Parts, ORiellys Auto Part, Advanced Auto Parts and Love INC. Kriehn said the ticket holder must be present at the demolition derby to win. Alcorn said they are always looking for volunteers. If interested, call 386362-3247. Continued From Page 1A Suwannee past in Jacksonville, the Folk Club has drawn numerous na tional artists and even a few Ca nadian musicians over the years. Shawna Caspi, who will play the nal show Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the White Springs United Methodist Church, will be the third Canadian to perform. We really have a great feel that shes going to be marvel ous, Meri McKenzie said. The Folk Club has lured those national artists because of the atmosphere that has been built during its run at its various locations rst at the historic Telford Hotel before moving to the White Springs Community Center and now at the church. Walter McKenzie was in charge of booking the artists and orga nizing that aspect while Meri McKenzie was in charge of re freshments and hospitality. The club also has lured lis teners from across North Flor ida and South Georgia because of its unique qualities as well. Id ask them, You have music in Jacksonville, why do you come here? Walter McKenzie recalled. They said, This is different. Were in this great old, historic hotel. Youve got excellent music. We dont even worry about whos play ing. We just know come on the third Saturday and well enjoy it. They were coming for the experience of it. As were the musicians. And for a decent payday as the McKenzies paid them the dona tions collected at the door. We didnt think it could be a protable venture and still pay the artists what they should get paid, Walter McKenzie said. So we did it as a gift to the community. Thats how we took care of our need for music. They also took care of the musicians, though, too. The McKenzies opened their house to any who wanted to stay with them. It added to the friendly feel of the Folk Club performances. Its very personable, Meri McKenzie said. Its an authen tic visit. Its different than going to a concert hall where things are arranged. Youre coming into some bodys home, meeting their friends, youre part of the com munity and thats what people love. Walter McKenzie said when Michael Reno Harrell recently visited, he and his wife stayed with the McKenzies and shared breakfast with them the next morning. He said theyll always re member being here because of that personal experience, Wal ter McKenzie said. Thats something weve en joyed about it. Theyve also enjoyed the music. In fact, out of all the perform ers during the 14 years of the Folk Club, Walter McKenzies favorite acts have been Rod Mc Donald and Larry Magnum. He said McDonald is the personication of what most people think folk music is: a singer-song writer that plays the guitar as well as the harmonica. McDonald played the Folk Club more than any other artist. Magnum, meanwhile, was a favorite due to his willingness to spread folk music within the community. The McKenzies said Magnum always would bring other artists with him to perform. Artists good enough that they then would later be booked for their own solo per formances. But to Meri McKenzie, the best part of the Folk Club wasnt even the music. The people because I think the world comes to White Springs and thats what I love about this town, she said. Meeting so many people and hearing their stories. The music was great, but so many wonder ful people have come. But now, while leaving the door open for somebody else to potentially take over the Folk Club in the future, those people will stop coming as the McKen zies will stop hosting their labor of love. They are now looking for ward to enjoying the opportuni ty to visit other venues and see performances in other places that they couldnt while hosting their own six months out of the year. Weve had some wonderful talent and we enjoyed it and were still enjoying it, Walter McKenzie said. You know the old saying in sports that people that are smart enough to get out while theyre ahead. Well I think thats what were doing. Were not going to get to the point where it starts feeling like drudgery or work. Were going to miss it just like everybody else. Continued From Page 1A McKenzies rfntbf Post Commander Billy Jackson opened the dinner with a few words about the dinner being delayed from September to March. Lamar Royals gave the blessing for the evening to recognize the rst respond ers and the dinner. Bo Beauchemin, the county veterans service ofcer, gave a few words to thank and recognize all rst responders and military members. Almost 4,000 died the day of the 9/11 attack and as of 2016, there has been at least 1,000 people who have died from health re lated problems from 9/11, Beauchemin said. Four hundred and eleven of those killed in 9/11 were rst responders. Three hun dred forty-three of them were police ofcers, 60 were reghters and eight were EMS. Beauchemin added: There is a prediction that over the next ve years there will be 3,000 more casualties. HCSO has 18, EMS has 14 and EOC has less than 12 reghters and responded to 19,000 calls. We thank you. At the end of the pro gram, there were prizes giv en out to all rst responders at the dinner. Jackson was happy to announce that they had received enough prize donations for everyone to receive something this year. Continued From Page 1A VFW bnb fbt bt trfnn n bn tbb bbn bbbbb rttbnn rttbn The Taste of White Springs will be from 6-8 p.m. at the old Nature and Tour ism Center. The festivities will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. with the pancake breakfast hosted by the White Springs Fire De partment and the Wild Aza lea Fun Walk at 9 a.m. The walk is sponsored by the Hamilton County Health Department and UF/IFAS. The food and craft vendors will open at 10 a.m. and stay open until 6 p.m. at the Bai ley F. Ogburn Recreational Facility, 10608 Adams Me morial Drive, White Springs. There will be a Kids Fun Zone with three bounce houses, arcade and more Starting at 10:30 a.m. un til 5 p.m., there will be live music with DJ Rick Brown playing between each sets. Musical artists will in clude DVIII, Sunrise Choir, Bullard Brothers Band, Skip Johns and Lowlands, Lu cindagail, Brown Akers and the Foster Jammers and Die Dra and The Ruff Pro Band. The duck race will be held at 2 p.m. with prizes of a kayak, rod and reel and a $150 gift certicate from Central States. A silent auction will be held between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for will for crafts, cakes and goodies. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Continued From Page 1A Azalea

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PAGE 11A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f The Jasper News 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 Advent Christian Village Floridas First Retirement CommunityCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call (386) 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs / day, 7 days / week Where People and Ex cellence Meet in a Small Community Setting FT Maintenance Worker Work includes residential and commercial building gener al maintenance; must have experience in all aspects of building maintenance and upkeep, including general renovation carpentry or good working knowledge of building electrical wiring (1 to 2 vacan cies). Valid FL DL required. FT / PT Laborer Position helps maintain clean working areas plus pressure wash and perform minor main tenance on outdoor building / paved surfaces, move mate rials to and from work areas, remove debris, and other simi lar tasks in indoor and outdoor settings. Competitive pay and benefits, great work environment, Christ-centered mission. Visit www.acvillage.net for a downloadable applica tion, or visit our office to apply in person, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required. OFFICE ASSISTANT L & J Gas and Diesel, Inc 923 Hamilton Ave NE Live Oak Fl 32064 386-208-0808 We are currently seeking a full-time, experienced office assistant/sales person. They will be responsible for ordering parts for all makes and models and Semi and tractor parts. Must be able to work well in a fast paced, high demand at mosphere. Must be energetic, computer literate (knowledge of QuickBooks is a plus); de tail-oriented, self-motivated, dependable, possess effective and positive communications skills, be neat in appearance, and possess a good personal ity. Must be able to work inde pendently and also be a team player. Will be responsible for organization, stocking of inven tory, answering phones, and aiding customers at counter. No phone calls, apply within. General Help Wanted Staff Assistant Extension Ofce Suwannee County is current ly recruiting for the full time position of Staff Assistant in the Extension Office. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018 or until filled. Appli cations are available online at suwcounty.org the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or the Administration Office, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any quali fied employee or applicant be cause of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnan cy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking in dividuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to suc cessfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the appli cant for a minimum of 1 year. EEO/AA/V/D. Professional Vocational Instructors Wanted! Tallahassee Community College is looking for fulltime Vocational Instructors to teach: Carpentry and Plumb ing at the Taylor Correctional Institution. Competitive pay and benefits! Visit www.tcc..edu to apply. For more infor mation contact Workforce Development at (850) 201-8760! 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 Farm Equipment I PAY YOU THOUSANDS $$$ TO HUNT DEER OR DOVES ON YOUR PROPERTY 850-443-0482 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 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 Manufactured Homes FOR SALE: 3Bd/2Ba SWMH (14X80). Must be moved at buy ers expense. $9,000.00. Call 386-294-2416, lv msg if no ans. Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375 Find it in the Classifieds! ClassiedsAre In 53330-1 TRI-COUNTY SERVICE DIRECTORY Serving Suwannee, Hamilton & Lafayette Counties These businesses are ready to serve you.Tradesmen & Service Providers:Call now to place your ads 386-362-1734 x 102 53369-1 BYRDS POWER EQUIPMENTSales & Service All Makes & Models 11860 E. U.S. Hwy 27 Branford, Florida Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Open Saturdays 7 a.m. Noon(386) 935-1544 CALL TODAY386-249-9432Buying a new home? Selling your home? 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PAGE 12A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL 386-362-2317 Apr. 10 Iron Sharpens Iron event The all-mens event, Iron Sharpens Iron, Proverbs 27:17 will be held on April 10, with former FSU coach Bobby Bowden sharing a word to the men and boys of how God can change your life in many ways. Doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. The event is free to attend. For more in formation, contact the Live Oak Church of God. Apr. 14 Alligator Lake Spring Festival The Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be held Saturday, April 14 at Alligator Lake Park in Lake City from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy a free community festival celebrating nature. Bird walks led by experts start at 8 a.m. on the Florida Birding Trail. Walking workshops highlight butteries, native plants and bird habitats. Featuring a Full Flight Raptor Program, with live owls, falcons and hawks by Accipiter Enterprises. Vendors and ex hibitors offer nature and garden related items, and native plants. Many free ac tivities will be offered for children, music, food and drinks will be available. www. fourriversaudubon.org Apr. 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Foundation has an elegant night of dinner, dancing, entertainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anni versary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student scholarship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsor ship 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, ddle and man dolin, and The String Wizards on an in credible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Cir cle album including Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 9731653 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 festi val. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. Onemile 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 Curi ous Savage on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Audi torium. In this comedic production, the eccentric 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 realize their dreams, but her grown stepchil dren 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) 9731653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Monthly Meetings Mens Community-wide Church Fel lowship and Supper The Live Oak Church of God invites the community to join them for their dinner on the third Monday night of each month for their Mens Community Wide Church Fellowship and Supper at 7 p.m. Each month, there will be a guest speaker. For more information, call Johnnie Phil man Mens Ministry at 386-842-5494 or Pastor Wes Tanksley at 386-362-2483. History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian Eric Mus grove 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 meet ings 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 be ginning 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 Work shop 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 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 foodies 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. Cra ven Street in Branford, presenting a va riety of educational programs concern ing 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 al ways open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters. org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-3649309. 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 informa tion, contact 817-308-9752. 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 exciting new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Pri vate 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 Demen tia 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 meeting. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-6585594. 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 regular monthly meeting will be at New Bethel Baptist Church locat ed 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 386-792-1136. 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 even to 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 propo cionarn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 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 published in the fall. Check out our website: http://TheBlancheAHistory.web sandblogsforwrtiers.com to scheduled a time at the Columbia Co. Public Li brary on Mon. or Tues. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in March or April. 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. Presented 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. Pre sented by Suwannee County Extension Agent, Carolyn Saft. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 18 Mt. Olive 131st homecoming Mt. Olive Church of Christ invites the community to its 131st homecoming on March 18. Minister Dan Chaney will be presenting Gods word beginning at 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Bible Class (Dan Chaney) 11 a.m. Morning Services (Dan Chaney) Meal to follow morning services 6 p.m. Evening Worship (Bob Farley) Mt. Olive Church of Christ is located at 5084 153rd Rd in Live Oak, ve miles west of Live Oak off of U.S. Hwy 90. For more information, contact the church at 386-842-2174 or esmusgrove@hot mail.com. Mar. 19 Chad Mobley to speak at Live Oak Church of God Live Oak Church of God Mens Ministry presents Chad Mobley. He will speak on March 19 at Live Oak Church of God, sharing his testimony of how God has truly blessed his life in many ways. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper. 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. 22 Cooking Demo Noon-1 p.m. Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwan nee County Extension Ofce. Sample mango salsa and learn about smart snacking options. Bonnie will share rec ipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 24 CPR & First Aid Class 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free class taught by Suwannee Fire Rescue. Space is limited. Please pre-register. 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. 1 Easter Celebration Christ Central in Suwannee County an nounces the start of two Sunday morn ing services on April 1. Their two Sunday morning services are a permanent addition, with the times being at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. They invite the community to join them for their Easter celebration. The church is located at 15445 U.S. Hwy 129 in McAlpin. For more informa tion, call 396-208-1345, ccmlo.org or on Facebook. Apr. 4 Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Presentation and Book Signing 6 p.m. Francis Gary Power, Jr., international lecturer on the Cold War and son of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over Russia in 1960, will speak on the spy plane incident. He recently published a book Letters from a Soviet Prison: the personal journal and cor respondence of CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing. Suwannee River Regional Library SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 13A Community Calendar

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PAGE 13A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 Community Calendar 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. Well born, FL. For pricing and other informa tion, 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 Well born community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the second 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 meet ing 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 386-6887942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Singspirationa night where mem bers of the congregation 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 fel lowship 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 Suwannee Valley Agricul ture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are welcome, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about honey bees. 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 Rosa ry on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for religious freedom, traditional moral stan dards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Management District, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, corner 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 encouraged 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 Execu tive Committee 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, Suwan nee Valley 500 Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Thunder Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-364-7778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is ac cepting 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. (Christmas and Thanksgiv ing months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386792-0904. *The Clothes Closet will be closed due to the Christmas holiday on December 16. Suwannee County Historical Commission The Suwannee County Historical Com mission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Suwan nee 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 lo cated at 928 Howard St West. Contact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more infor mation. 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 National Guard, and spouses/guests are welcome. For information and reserva tions call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Su wannee River Valley Chapter, founded in 1990, is one of over 400 MOAA chap ters 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 week end 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 Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-6235810, 386-288-0961, 386-438-3394. 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 Center 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW, Live Oak. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Break fast8:30 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. 386362-1164 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. 386362-5987 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., regu lar meeting at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for exact 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 Sun days. Help is also needed within the city limits with feeding several cat colo nies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and resalable items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. down town. For more information, contact 386-364-1006 or 407-748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink cartridges, 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? Become a Savvy Caregiv er! 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 352-692-5277. 386-658-2670 Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Regional Library Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for care givers 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 Mon day 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 edu cational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Chris tian 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 graceluther anliveoak@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 Monday-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse 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 gardening questions answered at the Suwannee River Regional Library. 386-362-2317 GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, Biblically based, Christ-cen tered, 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 opportunity 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 So ciety 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 ancestors. 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 mem bership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-330-0110 or email JinnieSVGS@ 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 counsel ing every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, con tact 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 Tues days 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 364-5558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Naz arene 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, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more information, 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 Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your gardening 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 information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Bar bara at 386-362-5933 or Dori at 386658-2767. 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 386294-2423 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 people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday eve nings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Child care is provided. Please call the church at 386-362-1583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 12A

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PAGE 14A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 Top opioid prescribers include non-specialists Nation rfn Raycom News Network Editors Note This is the second of three-part series on ways doctors, regulators and drug companies contribute to the nations opi oid addiction epidemic. Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nations most prolic opioid prescription writers in recent years. Federal guidelines say they shouldnt be. Medical professionals not specializing in oncology, surgery, emergency medi cine or pain, accounted for more than half of the 1,000 highest opioid prescribers in the Medicare Part D, a government-spon sored drug benet for the elderly and dis abled, over a three-year span beginning in 2013, a Raycom Media national investi gation has revealed. Pain doctors, whose use of opioids has come under increasing scrutiny by medical experts doubting the drugs ef fectiveness in curbing pain, represented nearly a third of the nations highest pre scribers. They include three doctors at an Alabama clinic who wrote 33,084 opioid prescriptions during a three-year period. Compare that to 40,124 prescriptions written by 900 doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota did during the same time. Whats more, just 10 percent of the top providers have been disciplined by state medical boards for prescribing-related issues. And even after sanctions, the majority has been allowed to continue practicing. 1,000 opioid prescribers, breaking down their medical specialties, the number of prescriptions they wrote and their pre scribing rates compared to non-opioid drugs. The analysis was important because Medicare pays for at least one in four drug prescriptions nationally. The data included nurse practitioners and physician assistants medical care providers who can write prescriptions for the same controlled substances as the doctors they work for, raising concern among government regulators and law enforcement ofcials. Last year, the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services analyzed 2016 Medicare data that identied questionable patterns of 401 prescribers and a third of them were nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Between 2013 and 2015, Medicares highest opioid prescribers included 60 nurse practitioners and 58 physician as sistants. None was higher than Darius McGee, a nurse practitioner at the Laurel Pain Clin ic in Laurel, Miss. He was the sixth high est prescriber in the Medicare program in the U.S. During that 3-year span, McGee wrote nearly 43,000 opioid prescriptions nearly three times as many opioid pre scriptions than his supervising doctor, Vivek Barclay. Barclay was the nations 274th highest prescriber under Medicare D. Detecting abusive prescribers That surprised John Dowdy, director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and a former assistant U. S. attorney. It would be uncommon for a nurse practitioner to write more prescriptions than the doctor running the clinic, said Dowdy. That would certainly raise red ags. Any medical professional who is not a pain specialist and writes a lot of opioid prescriptions should cause concern, he said. If its a family practitioner or a gen eral practitioner, and theyre showing up on a list as a high-volume prescriber, we probably have a problem with that doctor, Dowdy said. Among the top prescribers are 199 general practitioners including Dr. John Richard, a family medicine physician in Lexington, Kent. At No. 40, he is the highest ranked fami ly-practice doctor on the list. In 2013, the Kentucky medical board led a complaint against him for prescrib ing excessive amounts and combinations of addictive drugs. The case settled when Richard agreed to pay a $7,500 ne and, among other things, maintain a drug log. Between 2013 and 2015, Richard wrote 28,099 opioid prescriptions for his 3,318 patients. Each year, his volume of prescrip tions increased noticeably even though the number of patients he treated with opioid drugs only rose slightly. He still practices medicine and declined to comment. Overall, doctors have written fewer opioid prescriptions in the last ve years, according to the American Medical So ciety. But of the top Medicare providers, 70 percent increased the number of opioid prescriptions they wrote each year from 2013 to 2015. Consider the top three: ist in Missouri, went from writing 23 pre scriptions in 2013 to 7,511 two years later. Lumberton, North Carolina, went from 256 to more than 5,700 prescriptions. Asheville, North Carolina, had a three-fold increase from 1,052 prescriptions to nearly 4,700. Sanders case load during that time near ly doubled. The others had only modest in creases in the number of Medicare patients they treated over those years and they still hold active medical licenses. Each declined comment. There are also two doctors on the Medicare list who didnt write a single opioid prescription in 2013 only to write thousands of prescriptions in each of the following two years. Opioids popular pain drug Dr. Stefan Kertesz, professor and addic tion-opioid safety specialist at the Univer sity of Alabamas Medical School in Bir mingham, cautions there may be a logical reason for the doctors writing more opioid prescriptions: They may be taking on more chronic-pain patients as other doctors leave the opioid-prescribing business. Physicians have gotten the message loud and clear: Be very afraid, said Kertesz. Whoevers willing to see these vulnerable patients is the next target for law enforcement. Dr. Patrick Waring was surprised to see so many of his interventional pain manage ment colleagues among the top prescrib ers. Nearly a fth of all top prescribers listed that as their specialty. The nature of the medicine they prac tice is to treat pain patients without pre scribing opioids, said Waring, who prac tices in Slidell, La. Opioids should not be the rst, sec ond or third options for the treatment of chronic pain, he said. It should be a last resort. Yet among Medicares top 10 highest opioid prescribers, four are interventional pain specialists. Some studies show the path to addic tion for at least half of all heroin users started with a valid prescription for a painkiller. Still, opioids remain a popular drug prescription. In 2015, for example, 130 general prac tice health care providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants wrote more prescriptions for opioids than all other drugs combined. The same was true for more than two-thirds of the top listed Medicare providers, data shows. Kolodny, the opioid-addiction expert at Brandeis University, said these examples underscore the need for vigilant monitor ing of prescribing habits. We dont have to wait for doctors to harm people, he said. As law enforcement ofcials raced to shut down pill mills in the mid-to-late 2000s, regulators largely ignored inno cent prescribers, said Dr. Kent Harsh barger, the coroner for Ohios Montgom ery County, a hotbed for overdose deaths nationally. Those innocent prescribers were fam ily doctors, nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals who serve as the front door to medical care and who were persuaded opioids were good for treating pain and related ailments. 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PAGE 16A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20I 7CA000063CAAXMX WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CATHERLENE JOHNSON; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Monique Bryant Unknown Spouse of Monique Bry ant Last Known Residence: 16734 Branch Street, White Springs, FL 32096 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hamilton County, Florida: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SIT UATE IN HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: PART OF BLOCK 11, RENAUAS SURVEY IN THE CITY OF WHITE SPRINGS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CEN TERLINE OF FIRST STREET AND THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF BRANCH STREET RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID BRANCH STREET A DISTANCE OF 368 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 23 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 192.20 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN AND FLORIDA RAILROAD; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 28 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 78.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 23 MIN UTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 138.74 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID BRANCH STREET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST ALONG NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID BRANCH STREET A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALDRIDGE J PITH, LLP, Plaintiffs attorney, at 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445, on or before 30 days from the first date of publica tion of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on February 16, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000085CAAXMX FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. EDNA F. HACKLE N/K/A EDNA EARL FOY, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 16, 2018 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. EST, at the Hamilton County Court house, South Front Lobby, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, FL 32052: COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF IN TERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST (FORMERLY SMITH STREET) AND THE CENTER LINE OF THE ATLAN TIC COAST LINE RAILROAD AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 892600 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST, A DISTANCE OF 313.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 002700 EAST A DIS TANCE OF 311.86 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 6; THENCE RUN NORTH 894530 WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 84.91 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 002700 WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.92 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 074700 WEST A DISTANCE OF 117.70 FEET TO SAID SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST, THENCE RUN NORTH 892600 EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID LANDS BEING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORI DA, AND BEING A PART OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 98, PAGE 347, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 10TH ST SW, JASPER, FL 32052 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF TER THE SALE. Dated: February 16, 2018 (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN, CLERK HAMILTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who requires accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Carri na Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055; Phone: (386) 758-2163. Contact Court Ad ministration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 711. 03/08, 03/15/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000085CAAXMX FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. EDNA F. HACKLE N/K/A EDNA EARL FOY, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 16, 2018 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. EST, at the Hamilton County Court house, South Front Lobby, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, FL 32052: COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF IN TERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST (FORMERLY SMITH STREET) AND THE CENTER LINE OF THE ATLAN TIC COAST LINE RAILROAD AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 892600 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST, A DISTANCE OF 313.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 002700 EAST A DIS TANCE OF 311.86 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 6; THENCE RUN NORTH 894530 WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 84.91 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 002700 WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.92 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 074700 WEST A DISTANCE OF 117.70 FEET TO SAID SOUTH LINE OF 10TH STREET SOUTHWEST, THENCE RUN NORTH 892600 EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID LANDS BEING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST, HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORI DA, AND BEING A PART OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 98, PAGE 347, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 10TH ST SW, JASPER, FL 32052 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF TER THE SALE. Dated: February 16, 2018 (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN, CLERK HAMILTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who requires accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Carri na Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055; Phone: (386) 758-2163. Contact Court Ad ministration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 711. 03/08, 03/15/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2017CA000045 CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT CAROLL SMITH, De ceased, TERRI KEELING, SPOUSE OF ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, UN KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANT EES, CREDITORS OR OTHER PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER ROBERT CAROLL SMITH AND OAK WOODLANDS PROPER TY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the final judgment of foreclosure entered on February 16, 2018 in Case No. 2017CA000045 in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit for Hamilton County, Florida, in which ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, DE CEASED, TERRI KEELING, SPOUSE OF ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, UN KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANT EES, CREDITORS OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER ROBERT CARROLL SMITH AND OAK WOODLANDS PROPERTY OWENERS ASSOCIATION, are the defendants, I, Greg Godwin, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 15 of SOUTH LAKE WOOD LANDS, at Oak Woodlands Subdi vision according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 124 in the Public Records of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida. (Subject lot is restricted to Doublewide Mobile homes or Man ufactured Homes containing a mini mum of 1200 square feet heated area and/or site built homes with minimum of 1200 square feet heated area.) SUBJECT TO: Conditions, limitations, easements of record, ordinances of Hamilton County, Florida, rules and regulations of Suwannee River Water Management District, existing roads and right of ways and to Development Order and Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants for Oak Woodlands Development of Regional Impact as recorded in Public Records of Hamilton County, Florida. ALSO subject to taxes accruing after De cember 31, 2006, and existing roads and rights of way. The sale will be held on March 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. on the sale date to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front entrance of the Courthouse, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF TER THE SALE. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), dis abled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommoda tion to participate in this proceeding, should contact ADA Coordinator, 386758-2163 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated February 16, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2017CA000045 CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT CAROLL SMITH, De ceased, TERRI KEELING, SPOUSE OF ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, UN KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANT EES, CREDITORS OR OTHER PAR TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER ROBERT CAROLL SMITH AND OAK WOODLANDS PROPER TY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the final judgment of foreclosure entered on February 16, 2018 in Case No. 2017CA000045 in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit for Hamilton County, Florida, in which ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, DE CEASED, TERRI KEELING, SPOUSE OF ROBERT CARROLL SMITH, UN KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANT EES, CREDITORS OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER ROBERT CARROLL SMITH AND OAK WOODLANDS PROPERTY OWENERS ASSOCIATION, are the defendants, I, Greg Godwin, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 15 of SOUTH LAKE WOOD LANDS, at Oak Woodlands Subdi vision according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 124 in the Public Records of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida. (Subject lot is restricted to Doublewide Mobile homes or Man ufactured Homes containing a mini mum of 1200 square feet heated area and/or site built homes with minimum of 1200 square feet heated area.) SUBJECT TO: Conditions, limitations, easements of record, ordinances of Hamilton County, Florida, rules and regulations of Suwannee River Water Management District, existing roads and right of ways and to Development Order and Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants for Oak Woodlands Development of Regional Impact as recorded in Public Records of Hamilton County, Florida. ALSO subject to taxes accruing after De cember 31, 2006, and existing roads and rights of way. The sale will be held on March 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. on the sale date to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front entrance of the Courthouse, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF TER THE SALE. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), dis abled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommoda tion to participate in this proceeding, should contact ADA Coordinator, 386758-2163 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated February 16, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-09 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR RALPH FRENCH, JR., 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 ARTHUR RALPH FRENCH, JR. de ceased. 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 5th day of March, 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 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-09 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR RALPH FRENCH, JR., 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 ARTHUR RALPH FRENCH, JR. de ceased. 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 5th day of March, 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 03/15, 03/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000005CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, Plaintiff, vs. MISSOURI BAKER, et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: MISSOURI BAKER and UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF MISSOURI BAKER whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 12, OF MEADOW BROOKS WEST, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 109, OF THE PUB LIC RECORDS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Hamilton County, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ & SCHNEID, PL 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 03/15, 03/22/2018 JASPER SUPER STORAGE 1213 US HWY 129 N JASPER, FL 850-253-5584 The contents of the following storage units will be sold on March 30, 2018 at the address stated above: Sandra Williams Units 59 & 60 Cynthia Jackson Unit 36 Regina Johnson Unit 47 Hazel Strickland Unit 77 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 Legals 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tues day, March 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 03/15/2018 Legals PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 8109 NW CR 146 Jennings, FL 32053 Date: 03/26/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 1999 DODGE VIN: 1B7HC16X1XS181175 2011 GMC VIN: 2CTFLVEC4B6347248 2005 DODGE VIN: 1D7HA16K65J631020 2005 FRHT VIN: 1FUJBBCG75LU37611 03/15/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INFORMATION Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emer gency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the following in formation is available to the public upon request during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon day thru Friday, at the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, located at 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, FL 32653-1603. Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier Two) Forms Shelter In Place Training Assistance Safety Data Sheets Emergency Release Follow-up Reports Hazards Analyses for Section 302 Facilities Local Emergency Planning Commit tee Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan How-to-Comply Information for Hazardous Materials Users Free Hazardous Materials Response Training for First Responders The North Central Florida Local Emer gency Planning Committee serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties. To obtain information on the above items, please contact Dwayne Mundy at 352.955.2200, ext. 108, email mundy@ncfrpc.org or visit www.ncflepc.org 03/15/2018 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 February 14, 2018: Eugene Devane Ritter, P.O. Box 310, Lake Park, GA 31636 has submitted an application for renewal of Water Use Permit number 2-047-2215982, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1307 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 0N, Range 0E, Section 223, 222, and 193 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. 03/15/2018 Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed!521 Demorest Street SE Live Oak, FL 32064386.362.1734www.suwanneedemocrat.comeJN

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PAGE 17A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 57620-1 58407-1 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. 57194-1 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).

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PAGE 18A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TITLE & LEMON LAW FEE OF $3 AND REFLECT ALL APPLICABLE FACTORY REBATES. ALL PRICES INCLUDE $500 CHRYSLER CAPITAL BONUS CASH. ALL PAYMENTS AVAILABLE THROUGH CHRYSLER CAPITAL WITH APPROVED CREDIT. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ANY OR ALL ADVERTISED PRICE. VEHICLES MAY BE LOCATED AT ANY OF OUR QUITMAN OR VALDOSTA DEALERSHIPS. ALL PRICES GOOD THROUGH MARCH 19, 2018 OR UNTIL VEHICLE IS SOLD, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. MSRP $24,745 DISC. $5,001 $ 5,001DISCOUNT $ 19,744BUY IT NOW! Q170336 2017 RAM 1500 CREW BIG HORNV2593 2017 RAM 1500 CREW BIG HORN 4x4V2594 2018 DODGE JOURNEY 2018 JEEP HAD A FEW BUMPS IN THE ROAD <620 FICO =$19,498 $ 19,998BUY IT NOW!V180121DEALER DEMO LESS THAN 200 MILES, SAVE THOUSANDS! Q180020DEALER DEMO LESS THAN 200 MILES, SAVE THOUSANDS! MSRP $45,075 DISC. $11,078 $ 11,078DISCOUNT MSRP $25,705 DISC. $5,707 $ 5,707DISCOUNT HAD A FEW BUMPS IN THE ROAD <620 FICO =$17,898 MSRP $24,385 DISC. $4,790 $ 4,790DISCOUNT $ 19,595BUY IT NOW! $ 33,997BUY IT NOW! $ 37,997BUY IT NOW! 3RD ROW 7 PASSENGER SEATING $ 21,785BUY IT NOW! MSRP $24,285 DISC. $2,500 $ 2,500DISCOUNT MSRP $49,110 DISC. $11,113 $ 11,113DISCOUNT 2018 1500 CREW Z71 LT 4X4DISCOUNT $ 9,206 DISCOUNTMSRP $44,760 DISCOUNT $9,206C180020 BUY IT NOW $ 38,493 MSRP $48,960 DISCOUNT $10,467 $ 10,467 DISCOUNT BUY IT NOW $ 34,25912000 H WY 84 E 229-263-7561C180017 2018 SILVERADO 1500 CREW LT 2017 CHEVY SONIC LT C170171C180065 BUY IT NOW $ 26,679 BUY IT NOW $ 13,945 $ 5,140 DISCOUNT BUY IT NOW $ 50,992 $ 3,316 DISCOUNT 2018 CHEVY COLORADO CREWC170119ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TITLE & LEMON LAW FEE OF $3 & REFLECT ALL APPLICABLE FACTORY REBATES. ALL PRICES GOOD THROUGH MARCH 19, 2018 OR UNTIL VEHICLE IS SOLD, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ANY OR ALL ADVERTISED PRICE. ALL PRICES INCLUDE GM FINANCIAL $1500 DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE REBATE, & REBATE FOR OWNERS OF 1999 OR NEWER NON GM VEHICLES RANGING FROM $2,000-2500. WITH APROVED CREDIT, NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.MSRP $19,085 DISCOUNT $5,140 FIND NEW ROADS LOADED WITH OPTIONS!C170107 2017 CHEVY IMPALA $ 6,218 DISCOUNTMSRP $28,215 DISCOUNT $6,218 BUY IT NOW $ 21,997 2017 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT $ 8,038 DISCOUNTMSRP $59,030 DISCOUNT $8,038 BEST OF SOUTH GEORGIA 2018 NEW TRUCK DEALER 2017 JEEP RENEGADE 4X4 HAD A FEW BUMPS IN THE ROAD <620 FICO =$17,744 HAD A FEW BUMPS IN THE ROAD <620 FICO =$20,995 2018 JEEP COMPASS Q180019 HAD A FEW BUMPS IN THE ROAD <620 FICO =$26,889 2018 CHRYSLER PACIFICAV180019 w MSRP $30,890 DISC. $3,001 $ 3,001DISCOUNT $ 27,889BUY IT NOW! 888-304-2277 888-463-6831 VALDOSTAMSRP $29,955 DISCOUNT $3,316 2017 CHEVY CAMARO LT $ 5,146 DISCOUNTMSRP $31,940 DISCOUNT $5,146 MUSTANG OWNERS $ 25,794SAVE $6,146 BUY IT NOW $ 26,794 C170141 51592-1