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The Jasper news

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The Jasper news
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Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
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Jasper, FL
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Jasper News, Myra Regan - Publisher
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July 11, 1890
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 21, 1890)-
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Thursday March 29, 2018 The Jasper News rfn tbf SEE PUTNAM, PAGE 10A SEE BOCC, PAGE 10A SEE NEWS, PAGE 10A 53255-1 t JASPER For nearly 150 years, The Jasper News has served the residents of Hamilton County. That is not changing. The News will continue to be the news source for Hamilton Coun ty, including Jasper, Jennings and White Springs. The News to offer more Suwannee Valley news alexis.spoehr@ganews.com JASPER The Hamilton Coun ty Board of County Commissioners agreed to help send the countys Special Olympics basketball team to a national tournament at its March 20 meeting. Helen Udell, the countys director for Special Olympics of Hamilton County, asked the board for donations for the 10-member team to attend the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle from June 29 to July 7. The rules for the cost state parents and caretakers can not be asked to pay for the trip. In 2007, the Special Olympics team participated in the China Special Olympics and just nished paying the loan last year. Udell told the board that the state said that if the team could not raise the $3,000 per student cost for the trip, they would have to at least raise BOCC agrees to help fund Special Olympics basketball trip rfrrfntfbr frbrff rffffr rfrfbf alexis.spoehr@ganews.com JASPER Lateresa Jones made the most of her visit to Hamilton County last week. A candidate for the U.S. Senate, Jones visited for the Hamilton County Republi can Partys Lincoln Day Dinner on March 20. She then stayed for a tour of Hamilton County Elementary School the next morn ing in order to show her support for small schools and communities. Lateresa Jones called the school to see if she could view either the elementary or high school and we said yes, Superinten dent Red Mitchell said. She wanted to talk about small districts and the challeng es they face. She was impressed by our schools because of our security and how open we are for others to come see what we do. We are absolutely willing to open our doors for others to come view our schools. After taking a tour of the new HCES, Jones was impressed. This is one of the best schools that I have seen and it is top of the line, Jones said. We are ghting up here to keep this school. It concerns me when they do not come to these schools. They need to visit these schools individually before they start making decisions on these schools. In 1994, Jones worked as an organizer to pass the Violence Against Women Act. A small business owner, Jones is focusing her candidacy on more jobs, safer streets, better education and com mon-sense solutions for Americans. She said she ghts for children, elderly and the poor. Richard Corcoran needs to make sure, before he starts talking about failure of schools, that he visits these schools rst, she added. Putnam shares vision at Lincoln Day Dinner frrrrrff rbrrrrtb JASPER Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam shared his vision for Florida with a large crowd March 20 in Hamil ton County. The featured guest speaker at the Hamilton County Repub frfffrbrrr ffrrrffrbrrrrtb frrrr rffffrr frrrffrrrfrf frffrr r

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PAGE 2A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 60134-1Christ has risen! Christ has truly risen!Father Anthony Basso May the risen Lord bless you and yours this Easter Season.Easter Vigil Saturday, March 31st 8:00 pm Easter Sunday Mass Sunday, April 1st 9:00 am (English)/11:30 am (Spanish)928 East Howard St(386) 364-1108St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church ST. LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCHWEDNESDAYEucharist & Unction SUNDAYEucharist Sunday School For More Information Call 386.362.1837. 60139-1 Lighthouse Hwy 51 N. Mayo, FL Sunday 10:30 am Pastor Ronnie Sadler 60142-1 60433-1 First Baptist Church401 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL Ph. 386-362-1583Come Worship with us March 26 29th 6:30pm Life Action Summit Revival Conference April 1st Easter Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am Worship 6:00 pm Worship 52121-1 15445 US Highway 129 S. (7 miles South of Town) (386) 208-1345 www.CCMLO.org email: ccmlo@windstream.net Starting Sunday April 1st NEW Sunday Morning Service Times ...... 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Service ............................................. 7:00 p.m.Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor 61075-1 CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES/Suwannee County 61410-1Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Phone 386-364-1851 Easter For Kids!Saturday March 31st 10:00 am 11:30 am Easter Sunday Everyone Welcome 61414-1rf ntbfn 61523-1 at Community Easter Sunrise Service 386-362-2323 Everyone Welcome Community Presbyterian Church

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PAGE 3A 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 29, 2018 Arrest Record Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire ar rest record. If your name appears here and you are lat er found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when ju dicial 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 Com mission 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. 21, Armando Ernesto Avalos, 25, 14726 SW 58th Street Miami, Fla., poss. less than 20 grams of marijuana, poss. of drug para. driving with license suspended, fraud-imperson use ID of 20-30 others w/o consent, pass counterfeited trafc poss. 15 to 99 coun terfeit credit cards: DOA Smith Mar. 22, Jessica Michelle Gandy, 39, 7778 NW 38th Way Jennings, Fla., VOP 15-199CF: HCSO Jackson Mar. 23, Dakota Scott Davis, 23, 655 W Bay Street Apt. 28 Madison, Fla., walk in to serve sentence 30 days case HA-2017-00170-CF-A: HCSO Smith Mar. 24, Elliott Lorenzo Johnson, 55, 10460 1st Street White Springs, Fla., simple asset intent threat to do violence: WSPD Anderson Mar. 24, Dan Eugene Jones, 30, 664 NW Nash Road Lake City, Fla., out of county warrant Columbia 1050.16000204CTA FTA (DWLSR 2nd off.): WSPD Anderson Mar. 25, Michael Lee West, 34, 1996 Hamilton Ave. Jennings, Fla., DWLSR: HCSO Burnam Life in White Springs The world stage is so full of events, some troubling or trivial, some im portant, some entertaining and some downright inspiring! It is a panorama of happenings that we watch with interest, but we are seldom directly involved in events on the world stage. The local scene should be different, because it is one place that we can really make a dif ference. Locally we can inuence events that affect our lives in White Springs. We can take strong, positive actions that sometimes have a ripple effect and inuence life in the larger world. The recent student demonstrations that start ed at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, caused a ripple that turned into a tidal wave and spread across the nation. It became a global event, but it started locally. The students involvement and inuence was all the more tting because their school was named after Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, no stranger to local action. She wrote a book, The Everglades: River of Grass (1947), which caused people to realize that the Everglades was a vital resource to be protected, not just a worthless swamp. Protection of the swamp helped spark a movement to pro tect the environment of the whole state of Florida and inspired environmental protections across the globe. The ripples of her local efforts spread far and wide and no doubt inspired the students of her namesake school. Most of our local involvement will not spread like that, but we should always remember that if you just shrug your shoul ders and say it is what it is, nothing will change. If you actively do nothing, nothing will change for the better, so its time to start doing something! Re member that, the next time you dont think your vote will count. Remember that, the next time youre too busy to get involved. Your involvement may seem small and inconsequential but remem ber, From little acorns, mighty oaks grow. Remember that. Act locally, you will make a difference and the ripple ef fect may go farther than you think! Speaking of people that make a differ ence, congratulations to the folks who were elected to the Board of Directors at the recent Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organizations (CSO) annual meeting. The results of the election are, Jerry Lawrence Bullard, President; Ker ry Waldron, Vice President; Scott Gay, Treasurer; and Dennis Price, Melissa Russell and Shauna Adams-Farries, board members. A special thank you goes out to Carol Stob, who is stepping down after having served several years as the President of the Stephen Foster CSO. Carol was tireless in her efforts on behalf of the park, the CSO and by extension, the Town of White Springs. She was a hands-on President, mean ing that she did more than her share of the work, not just being presidential but volunteering and being involved in the Florida Folk Festival, the Festival of Lights, fundraising for the restoration of the Carillon Tower, and many or most of the other events held in the park. Thank you Carol, you made a positive differ ence! I know that a vibrant and healthy State Park and CSO is a complimentary necessity to a vibrant and healthy White Springs and I encourage all of you to join the Stephen Foster CSO. I heard recently from Penny Register, who has a erce love for her family and the Town of White Springs, even to the point of serving on the Town Council when the town needed help. Penny has always stepped up when asked for help, and lately has been dealing with some real challenges of her own. Last June she had a very traumatic stroke and has spent the last six to eight months in Gainesville dealing with the paralysis of the stroke and trying to rehab as much as possible. She is back home in White Springs now and asks for your prayers. If you know Penny, you know she is one tough lady on her own, but right now she could use your support. Im sure shed love to hear from you too. Thanks Penny for letting us know that you have come back to the place that you love, and please know that we love you too! 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 con tact me, but any way is welcome. I am thankful that we truly are all connected, and I hope that we can continue to feel proud of who we are and where were headed, and that we all appreciate that White Springs is a very special place, to be honored and protected. As always, I look forward to seeing you out and about, enjoying your community and your life in White Springs. Walter McKenzie lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.com 386-303-1394 Think globally, act locally rfntbbbbn rb brrrr bnrbbbr bbbbbr frbbbnr rbfb bfbrb tbnbbbnb frfrrnrbtb bb Christy Smith City Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION 51st annual Easter Sunrise Service set for Sunday WHITE SPRINGS An impressive springtime service of song and devotional will be the feature of the 51st annual Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park on Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. Gates to the park open at 6:30 a.m. and admission is free. Folding chairs are provided; however, the audience is encour aged to bring their own folding chairs. This is a non-denomi national Christian service. Refreshments are served following the service. No collec tion is taken; however contributions are welcomed and a con tribution basket will be available on the refreshment table. For more information, contact Johnny Bullard at 386-6886080, Carolyn Cannon at 386-397-2630 or the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park at 38-397-2733. The event is sponsored by White Springs area churches. 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). JENNINGS The Hamilton County Development Authority is hosting a check presentation and ribbon cutting next week at Cultiva Farms. The event, which is April 5 at 2:30 p.m., is open to the public and offers the community an opportunity to come and see the largest greenhouse complex for baby leaf spinach in the United States and the latest technolo gies in baby leaf spinach production worldwide. Refreshments will be served after the presentation and ribbon cutting. Cultiva Farms is located at 29991 NW 59th Avenue in Jennings. For more information, contact Su san Ramsey at 386-792-6828. HCDA holding ribbon cutting at Cultiva Farms

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL PAGE 4A Opinion rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf SEE TARIFFS, PAGE 9A There were so many exciting things going on in our area this past week end. The county fair was nishing up, there was a beer and wine festival in Columbia County, and the Spring Re union festival was taking place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. One of my favorite things about going to a festival at the Spirit of the Su wannee is the interesting people you meet from all around the state and the country. This week I will be telling you about some of the interesting people I met. I will only be using rst names in case some of these people told their boss or their spouse they were somewhere else this weekend. I met many people from other areas who were coming to an event in Suwannee for the rst time. Stan and Katie, from Jacksonville, were rst timers at the SOS Park. Their friend Adam has been inviting them to come join him for years, and they nally decided to try it. They were in a very festive mood because it was Katies birthday. Adam said he loved the laid-back atmosphere, and Katie enjoyed seeing so many families with kids in attendance. I got the feeling they would be coming back for other events. On the other end of the experience spectrum, was Bean from Tampa. He has been coming to the SOS Park since 1999. He loved the venue so much he got married at the Magnolia Festival in 2000. I asked Bean what he likes so much about the Spirit of the Suwannee he said, every thing. He said he has enjoyed sharing his passion for art with others at the many kids art camps he has attended over the years. Jim and Linda, from West Virginia, had an amazing plan for this weekend. They trailered their Harleys down and planned to ride all day and listen to music all night. The couple was blessed with a perfect day for riding on Saturday. I drove down to the south end of the county to jump in the river, and the sky was blue, the air was warm, and everything looked so green from our recent rains. Near Luraville, I talked to Mike from the Jacksonville area. He is in the process of having a house built on the Suwannee River. He is looking forward to the slower pace of life in our county compared to the east coast of Florida. I met Eric who is originally from New Hampshire, but now lives in Perry. He loves coming to the SOS Park because he gets to be surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds. He feels that many of these people would never meet if it were not for the Spirit of the Suwannee. It is hard to disagree with him. I had not met a banjo play er until this past Saturday night. George from the band Grandpas Cough Medicine said he loves it here because of the people who love all types of music. George had his banjo with him and he played us all a few songs before saying goodbye. One of the greatest things about our country is that you are free to live, work, and play wherever you would like. I am so glad that so many people are choosing Suwannee County as their weekend destination. Be kind to our week end visitors; some of them will end up being our neigh bors. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. You never know whom you might meet in Suwannee County Heres a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for any one to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years later? For example, who would have thought that wed have cellphones, Bluetooth technolo gy, small powerful computers, LASIK and airplanes with 525-passenger seating capacity? This list could be extended to include thousands of goods and services that could not have been thought of in 1950. In the face of this gross human ignorance, who should be in control of precursor goods and services? Seeing as its impossible for anyone to predict the future, any kind of governmental regulation should be extremely light-handed, so as not to sabotage technological advancement. Compounding our ignorance is the fact that much of what we think we know is not true. Scientometrics is the study of measuring and analyzing science, technology and innovation. It holds that many of the facts you know have a half-life of about 50 years. Lets look at a few examples. You probably learned that Pluto is a planet. But since August 2006, Pluto has been considered a dwarf planet. Its just another object in the Kuiper belt. Because dinosaurs were seen as members of the class Reptilia, they were thought to be coldblooded. But recent research suggests that dinosaurs were fast-metabolizing endotherms whose activities were unconstrained by tem perature. Years ago, experts argued that increased K-12 spending and lower pupil-teacher ratios would boost students aca demic performance. It turned out that some of the worst ac ademic performance has been at schools spending the most money and having the smallest class sizes. Washington, D.C., spends more than $29,000 per student every year, and the teacher-student ratio is 1-to-13; however, its students are among the nations poorest-performing pupils. At one time, astronomers considered the size limit for a star to be 150 times the mass of our sun. But recently, a star (R136a1) was discovered that is 265 times the mass of our sun and had a birth weight that was 320 times that of our sun. If you graduated from medical school in 1950, about half of what you learned is either wrong or outdated. For an interesting story on all this, check out Reason magazine (http://tinyurl.com/ydalh37g). Ignorance can be devastating. Say that you recently pur chased a house. Was it the best deal you could have gotten? Was there some other house within your budget that would have needed fewer extensive repairs 10 years later and had more likable neighbors and a better and safer environment for your children? What about the person you married? Was there another person available to you who would have made for a more pleasing and compatible spouse? Though these are important questions, the most intelligent answer you can give to all of them is: I dont know. If you dont know, who should be in charge of making those decisions? Would you delegate the responsibility to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Donald Trump, Ben Carson or some other national or state ofcial? You might say, Stop it, Williams! Congressmen and other public ofcials are not making such monumental decisions affecting my life. Try this. Suppose you are a 22-year-old healthy person. Rather than be forced to spend $3,000 a year for health insurance and have $7,000 de ducted from your salary for Social Security, youd prefer investing that money to buy equipment to start a landscap ing business. Which would be the best use of the $10,000 you earned purchasing health insurance and paying into Social Security or starting up a landscaping business? More importantly, who would be better able to make that decision you or members of the United States Congress? The bottom line is that ignorance is omnipresent. The worst kind of ignorance is not knowing just how ignorant we are. That leads to the devastating pretense of knowledge thats part and parcel of the vision of intellectual elites and politicians. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Walter E. Wil liams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. r How ignorant are we? The Jasper News welcomes letters from readers on mat ters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, address, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor, The Jasper News P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters The Jasper News www.nflaonline.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com You have read about the new tariffs on im ported aluminum and steel, and on products from China. Now it seems our own business news paper printing and publishing will take some casualties in a trade war over paper. This month, the U.S. government piled huge tariffs onto the imports of newsprint from Cana da, including those from our biggest supplier. As a result, the price will jump from $600 to $800 for every ton, and we use about 17,000 tons ev ery year. That increase is more than 30 percent, and would add more than $3 million to the Tampa Bay Times annual newsprint bill. You can multiply our example across the American newspaper industry, which is already facing strong headwinds. Historically, adver tising provided the lions share of newspaper revenue, but in just 10 years, the recession and other market forces have cut those ad revenues by more than half. Newspapers remain vital civic assets no body else will report on your community with the depth and breadth of a newspaper but publishing them is not an easy business, and these tariffs will make it even harder. This is a kick in the teeth. These tariffs will hurt our readers, because they create pressure to raise our prices, and they will force publishers to re-examine every other expense. Maybe we will drop some puzzles and comics no big deal, unless we cut one that is your favorite. These tariffs will also hurt our employees, be cause payroll is the only expense that is bigger than newsprint. To help offset the extra expense of paper, publishers will eliminate jobs. Make no mistake: These tariffs will cause layoffs across American newspapers, including this one. These tariffs started with a single American Tariffs on paper will hurt us, and our readers fntbbfn tbbbttbb bt ttbnb nbbb

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PAGE 5A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 He is not here; he has risen! (John 24:6) This week we celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday! I hope you take time to be reminded of all the events leading up to the empty tomb found on that first Easter morning! Go back to the Gospels and read the accounts carefully. It is remarkable for an emp ty tomb to signify the potential for fullness, but it does exactly that! In John 10:10, Jesus said, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Jesus conveys to us the necessity of being filled by His over whelming love and forgiveness, so that we can overcome the natural desire to live to please only ourselves. While it promises great results, living for our selves will leave us searching, dry, and empty every single time. We live in a culture that champi ons the paradox of being empty to the point of excess! We cant eat enough, drink enough, spend enough, sleep enough, exercise enough, work enough, take enough medicine, or do enough drugs. All excess is rooted in emptiness. Emptiness screams to be filled, and there is never enough! Enough is enough! Emptiness also impacts our relation ships by draining the people around us! Living on empty turns us into emo tional beggars holding out our cup for the people in our lives to make daily deposits to make us feel good about ourselves. The problem is that even those who love us the most cant keep our never-ending cup filled. Because they are human, they will let us down, and we will fall hard if our self-worth is tied to their opinions and care for us. The fullness that Jesus offers consists of His forgiveness for our mistakes, His grace for our lack and His purpose for our lives. Bring your cup before Him and He promises to fill it with a nev er-ending spring of living water! We have worth in Christ that is not mea sured by what we own, who we know, what we look like or what we can ac complish. We can rest in His fullness knowing that the price has been paid, His life for ours. And to receive it, all we have to do is askbecause your Heart Matters! Happy Easter, 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. Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Jasper News. Empty tomb signies Gods full love 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. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHree miles north of Jasper U.S. 41 P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052 Rectory U.S. 90 E., Live Oak, FL (386) 364-1108 Saturday MASS 4:00 p.m.50502-1METHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL Pastor Missy Turbeville Phone 386-792-1122 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................... 10:00am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ....................................... 10:00am(Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday at 6pm)Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 10am-1pm 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 newsprint manufacturer who complained that Ca nadian companies were dumping their product in the U.S. at below-mar ket prices. In the current political climate, that complaint found a friendly ear in Washington. Other American man ufacturers opposed these tariffs because they know they will damage news papers and reduce the demand for newsprint. But now that the tariffs are taking effect, the Ameri can companies are hiking their own prices, so we have little room to shop around. Just about every Ameri can newspaper and all our Continued From Page 6A Tariffs trade associations are join ing the ght to challenge these tariffs, but even if we succeed, it will take months to reverse this ter rible decision. Meanwhile, prices will go up. Jobs will be lost. Important sto ries will go uncovered. If you believe that newspapers do essen tial work, we would be grateful for your support. Please let your members of Congress and senators know that these reckless tariffs must be repealed not just because they hurt newspapers, but because they will damage the cus tomers and communities we serve. Thank you for hearing us out. Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Com pany. For there is one God and one mediator be tween God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 NIV WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE Religion Healthy Living The MOST important healthy eating tip to follow Clean Eating. Zone. Paleo. South Beach Diet. Should you eat potatoes? What about bread? Is it OK to eat fruit? There is one thing though that all of these programs have in common and probably the most important healthy eating tip you need to know. Healthy or clean eating can be con fusing for many of us. Our doctors tell us to eat healthy. Magazines tell us clean eating is the way to go. But what exactly do those terms mean? Before you decide to give up, lets clear up some of the confusion with one sim ple but important tip. Ready? Eat less sugar. You expect to find sugar in candy or cookies but sugar, especially processed sugar such as white sugar, fructose, glucose, is in foods you would never expect. The first time I looked at the ingredients in salad dressing and read sugar, I was speechless. Its in ketchup, cereals, and bread which makes sugar public enemy No. 1. Did you know there is a chocolate chip energy bar marketed as organic that actually has 2 grams more sugar than a Snickers candy bar? Sugar is not all bad though. In its natural state in fruit or vegetables, it help our bodies function. It is the added sugar you have to watch out for. Not only can sugar lead to major weight gain, it shoots your insulin levels up which can lead to other seri ous diseases. Do I have your attention now? Its time to get control of that sweet tooth once and for all. These two simple tips will help you cut back on sugar: self. When you cook your own meals, you know EXACT LY what ingredients you are using. If you dont cook from scratch, take your time and read the labels of everything you put into your shopping cart. before making another. For example, instead of cutting out your weekly des sert, eat half. Love soda and sweet tea? Have some but only drink half a glass instead of a full glass. As you do this your body will become accustomed to less sugar. Take it nice and slow. The best thing for me when I cut out sugar was my energy level increased. I no longer experience that mid-afternoon slump that used to have me making a bee line for the candy machine. Now I stay on track by simply asking myself this one question: Do I really need this? Remember you CAN do it! Have a wonderful week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certified fitness instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell Instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instruc tor, gentle flow yoga, teaches morning classes at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger.com, 386-292-6105 or denisesanger@gmail.com. TIFTON President David Bridges will recognize 827 stu dents who qualied for academic honors during Honors Day cer emonies Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Bridges said students receiv ing Distinguished Honor status are those who have completed 45 or more academic semester hours at ABAC with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher; Superior Honor students are those who have completed 15-44 academic semester hours at ABAC with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher; and Honor status goes to those who have completed 15 or more academic semester hours at ABAC with an overall grade point average of 3.2 to 3.74. Among the students to be hon ored are Live Oaks Taylor A. Swindle (Honor), Brandi N. Tay lor (Honor) and Tyler C. DaSilva (Honor). Also to be honored is White Springs Hunter L. Lord (Honor). ABAC to recognize top students next week LIVE OAK The UF/ IFAS North Florida Re search & Education Center Suwannee Valley is host ing a hydroponic workshop next month. The workshop will last from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. The NFREC-SV is located at 8202 County Road 417 near Live Oak. Among the topics to be covered are: transplants, for hydroponics, ment. The workshop is being offered by the Small Farms Academy as a result of an increased demand for infor mation on hydroponic use in a backyard setting. The workshop is designed for homeowners who want to learn how to grow their own vegetables, herbs or owers with various hydroponic systems. The NFREC-SV facility is one of the best in the south east for teaching hydroponic growing systems in an actual operating greenhouse setting. The registration fee for the workshop is $20, which cov ers educational materials and refreshments. To register on line, visit http://www.Home ownerHydro.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Dilcia Toro at 386362-1725, ext. 102, or at dtoro@u.edu. UF to host hydroponic workshop for homeowners

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PAGE 6A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Around the Banks Memories of Easters past God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, I love you. The late Rev. Billy Graham Resurrection, renewal, re-birth, all these terms come to mind when we consider Easter. The symbolism, both religious and secular are ever present: baby chicks, rabbits, colored Easter eggs, Easter lilies, orchids for corsages, new brightly colored clothing for Easter services, serving a spe cial Easter meal, and in the Deep South, that meal may include ham, fresh string beans, potato salad, marinated carrots, sweet potato souf, deviled eggs, and for dessert, homemade coconut cake. I asked a number of my readers to share special Easter memories, and their re marks brought smiles and at times, tears. My grandmother always made a special Bunny cake for us at Easter. We always looked forward to that bunny cake and hunting Easter eggs at her house after church on Easter Sunday. I remember Mama making our Easter dresses. She worked for hours on those dresses, and on Easter Sunday, my word, we would be turned out with crinolines, scratchy crinolines, white shoes, hats, gloves. I remember those days and having photographs made. I love Cadbury eggs, and I still love them. I always felt Easter had begun, when I bought that rst Cadbury egg. Dinner on the grounds at the church after Easter morning services. This was at a small country church that didnt have a fellowship hall. We had a shelter and long tables made with plywood and saw horses. The spread put out on that table; ham, potato salad, fresh acre peas, deviled eggs, fried chicken, all kinds of pies and cakes, and lots of sweet iced tea and lemonade and then, after all that huge meal, we hunted Easter eggs. Great memories. I remember loving, loving the fragrance of Easter lilies in the church. Some people dont like that fra grance, but I have always loved it. I still love attending Easter services and that fragrance reminds me of Easters long ago. It always takes me back. My mothers homemade coconut cake with pineapple lling or homemade dev ils food cake. I still remember she made either one or the other and, sometimes when we had lots of company, both. This one is mine. The rst time I re member hunting Easter eggs probably was Easter of 1963, a clear memory. My paternal great aunt and uncle, the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bud Bullard, loaded, me, Libby, Lou, and Linda Bul lard up in their big station wagon with our colored Easter eggs. Uncle Bud had two men who worked for him take to bacco sticks and beat the bushes to drive the snakes and bugs away before the eggs were hidden. After we hunted, Aunt Margaret took out a big jar of mayonnaise, made egg salad for us, and we ate egg salad sand wiches, drank iced tea, and had some pound cake she had that was made by Aunt Nancy Morgan. Good memories. Easter Sunrise Services at Stephen Foster in White Springs. Theyve been going on for 51 years. Most years I have attended with my mother, and we have always enjoyed the service. Unless prov identially hindered, I will be there this year at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. I do love to hear Sister Mae France Marshall Sing. What a voice she has!!!! Helping Mama set the table for Easter. Easter was a big deal for her when the family came for lunch. The table was perfectly set with her good china, crystal, and always a small centerpiece, usually made with owers from our gardens or that of a neighbor. Once Publix opened in this area, Mama would have one of those beautifully decorated Easter egg cakes, shaped like an Easter egg baked and she would place it on her crystal cake pedestal and place owers around the base of it. She always helped make Easter special. She still does. Easter egg hunts at our neighbors farm. Our neighbor owns a farm with a beautiful eld and wooded area within a stones throw of the Suwannee River. Each year she hosted a huge Easter Egg Hunt and what a good time we had. Rid ing in the trailer pulled behind her farm tractor, baskets in hands. Waiting for the eggs to be hidden and then the hunt. Wonderful. For me, I remember sitting up late with Daddy and Mama and watching Ben Hurl or The Robe. We loved those stories. When The Color Purple and Steel Magnolias were released. I often watch one or both of them during the Easter season, as the theme of those lms is death, resurrection, re-birth. I remember going into Van H. Priests Five and Dime Store in Live Oak, and I loved all the Easter candy and novelties. And, again, this personal from me, never an Easter arrives without me miss ing the late Mrs. Frances McCall who, for so many years owned and operated Live Oak Florist. Some folks arrange owers, Frances was oral designer, an artist, and oh, her creations were beauti ful. I still miss her. No matter where you spend Easter or with whom, I will relate this to my readers. The story of Easter is always the same and, yet, its always fresh and new. Let the message of Easter go with each of you, a story of love, tru ly, unconditional love. It is a story of human nature which has not changed. Being hailed with Hosanna and, on the way, He healed two blind men, be ing betrayed, falsely accused, tried and convicted, beaten and abused, crucied, but, then. Three days later Resurrection and HOPE. Anything worth having requires sac rice. Jesus gave His all for you and for me. I am thankful for many gifts and for this Easter season. Before closing, our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Frank Butch Smith, Jr. White Springs. May God comfort and sustain you during this time of sorrow. White Springs United Methodist Church invites you to attend Good Friday Services on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Come join us for the Service of Shadows. The historic sanctuary is on the corner of Wesson Avenue and U.S. 41. From the Eight Mile Still on the Wood pecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. Happy Easter. Tooth Fairy visits HCES JASPER The Tooth Fairy visited Hamilton County Ele mentary last month in celebration of Nation al Childrens Dental Health Month. During her visit, the Tooth Fairy stopped by Pre-K, kindergarten and rst-grade classes. She read a book to the students, The Tooth Fairy Tells All, by Cynthia L. Copeland, and taught them how to brush and oss their teeth, using Alligator as her model. She stressed the im portance of taking care of your teeth and gums to the young students. It was a fun time of learning and, undoubt edly, sharing their experiences of losing their rst tooth. After the visit, School Nurse Terry Cribbs gave all HCES students a free dental kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste and oss included. rfnt rfnbfbt rfnrfbrfnnnfrtr t rfntfb frrnrfr ffrfrb nt DOWLING PARK Bill and Patty Davies are Advent Christian Villages most recent newlyweds. They were married in July 2016. They very much enjoy spending time together and getting to know each other better. Theyre much like any other typical newlywed couple. Except that theyre both in their 80s. Bill was married to his rst wife for 49 years. They had a happy marriage, just the two of them living in Massachusetts. Bill had been a lumber salesman. Patty was married to her rst husband for almost 42 years. The couple had three children and Patty now has four grandchildren. Outside the home, Patty did secretarial work. In 1997, after her husband died, Patty was encouraged to move to Advent Christian Village. She was familiar with the community having grown up in the Advent Christian faith and being an Advent Christian pastors wife. In fact, the couple had planned to move to ACV together in their retirement. In May of that year, Patty made it her home. Bills wife died in 2011. After living one year by himself, he contacted a friend in Florida about helping him nd a new place to live in Florida. The friend told him to come to Dowling Park. In 2013, Bill moved into a rental home at Advent Christian Village. About a year after moving to ACV, Bill was sitting in the Lo pin Gopher, one of ACVs dining choices, when Patty walked by. Bills reaction? I said, Wow! Bill didnt waste time and asked Patty to attend the Sunday evening church service with him. Unfor tunately, she said no. Bill was un daunted. Soon after, he asked Patty to accompany him to a dedication service at the church for artwork which had been donated. This time, Patty agreed, and the couple went out on their rst date. After a relatively short courtship, Bill wanted to ask Patty to marry him. But he wanted a place for them both to live rst, so he bought a house in River Woods, ACVs homeownership neighborhood. As soon as the house was his, he pro posed. I already had the house, so she couldnt say no, Bill laughed. And, she didnt say no. They told their families and set a date for their I-dos two weeks later. All the family gathered at the church where Pattys son is pastor: Berea Advent Christian Church in Smoaks, S.C. Pattys son performed the ceremony, and it was a lovely day: July 17, 2016. Its not often that newlyweds are asked for marital advice, but when the two have almost 100 years of marriage experience between them, it makes sense. Bill and Patty dont have a lot of advice, but what they give covers a lot of ground: Be kind to each other, and take an in terest in each others interests, they say together. If you can remember to think of the other person, youre all set, they agree. The Davies enjoy eating out and spending time in Palm Beach, where they stay at a friends condo. Bill works as the Assistant Cus todian at The Village Church. He used to volunteer in several areas around ACV, but this position now takes up his free time. Patty helps Bill as much as she can, is a greeter at church, and has a special gift for personally ministering to others through kind words and prayer. Its no wonder these two found each other and were able to start a brand new loving relationship theyre both thoughtful and caring two ingredients for building a long-lasting, healthy relationship.

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PAGE 7A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Chris Tyler Band, Terry Cole Band to perform in Music Hall JASPER To close out March, the Spirit of the Su wannee Music Park has a weekend planned of outdoors and country music. Filling the music portion Friday and Saturday on stage in the Music Hall will be the Chris Tyler Band and the Terry Cole Band. The Chris Tyler Band of Jacksonville will kick off the weekend Friday with great dancing and listening country music with a little bit of other musical genres thrown in. Longtime musician/band leader/singer Chris Tyler knows what the audience likes, and his band will bring it Friday. On Saturday night, the Terry Cole Band of Central Florida will be in the house rocking the rafters with country, Southern rock and more great music genres. A longtime guest band at the SOSMP, Terry Cole is all about music and loves to rock the house. Doors to the Music Hall open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner with music from 8 p.m. midnight. Admission is free. In addition to the music, people are invited to tour the 800-acre SOSMP located on the banks of the famous Su wannee River and can rent a golf cart, rent a cabin, bring their own RV or primitive camp. There is also a disc golf course, hiking, canoeing and homemade ice cream avail able. To rent a cabin, a spot to park an RV/camper, primitive camp or just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Inter state 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off U.S. High way 129 at 3076 95th Drive. rfntb None of us like to think about a time when we may not be able to make de cisions for ourselves. We may never face this, but it is still important to plan ahead for the possibility. We carry health insurance even though we dont want to get sick. In the same way, it is important to have an ofcial plan in place in the event our reasoning or ability to communicate may become impaired. A Power of Attorney (POA) is an important legal tool that protects you if you are not able to act in your own best interest. When you sign a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) document, you have assigned an agent who will act in your place if you are incapacitat ed. Without it, no one can act legally on your behalf without going through a court process. This means your loved ones cannot pay bills, deal with insur ances, manage assets or even le taxes for you when you are unable to do so. The impairment does not have to be a permanent disability; it could be short term, as with a medically induced coma or confusion caused by medication. There are two types of power of attorney: 1. Healthcare POA: This person is limited to making medical decisions on your behalf when you are unable to speak for yourself. This is also called Healthcare Surrogate. 2. Financial POA: This person can make legal and nancial decisions on your behalf when you are unable. These are generally two different doc uments and it is important to have both. The remainder of this article will deal with the nancial DPOA. A Power of Attorney grants author ity as long as the signer is able to act on his or her own behalf. Its authority ends when the signer is incapacitated. A Durable Power of Attorney remains valid and in effect even if you become incapacitated and unable to make deci sions for yourself. If a power of attorney document does not clearly say that the power is durable, it ends if you become incapacitated. It is a good idea for every adult to have a DPOA, and especially important to sign this document before any impair ment occurs. For example, in the late stages of Alzheimers, the person may no longer be of sound mind and will be unable to appoint their representative. One will be appointed for them by a court, and it may not be the person they would have chosen. Neither healthcare nor nancial POAs go into effect until the person is incapac itated. Therefore, if you sign a DPOA today, you continue to make your own decisions unless you become incapaci tated. Likewise, if your impairment is temporary, once you have recovered you make your own deci sions again. You can determine the scope of author ity you are giving your DPOA. For ex ample, you may grant only the authority to pay bills or sell certain assets. On the other hand, you could grant authority over all nancial decisions, including selling the family home, managing all assets, and dealing with the IRS. Some people dread signing a DPOA because they feel that it means they are losing their independence. In reality, the document does not determine a persons independence. It simply allows them to choose who can act for them if ever they cannot act for themselves. Another com mon fear is that the agent they appoint may go against their wishes. That is why the decision should be made wisely. The choice of a DPOA should be someone you trust someone to whom you would hand your checkbook today. It should also be someone who could stand up to others who may disagree with their decisions on your behalf. You should always tell the person you choose that you have done so. Also, discuss your wishes with this person and tell them the scope of the responsibility you are granting. The DPOA document can be changed or revoked at any time, as long as the person who signed it is com petent. Otherwise, it stays in force until the signer dies. It does not grant authori ty after death. If you have been asked to be DPOA for someone, learn all you can now about how this person would want their affairs handled. If that day ever comes, be sure you honor their choice by acting according their wishes and not your own preferences. To learn more about the durable pow er of attorney, speak with a lawyer who has expertise in estate planning. Darleen Hinrichs has worked for Ad vent Christian Village for 23 years, the last ve years as Senior Director of Do nor Engagement. In her role, she helps people fulll their gift intentions for ACVs ministries. Previously, she served as a Service Coordinator and as Di rector of Communications at ACV. She and her husband Wayne live in Dowling Park. Ill always be able to make my own decisions wont I? r n United Way, community organizations seek to spread CPR knowledge LIVE OAK Learn CPR and save lives. United Way of Suwan nee Valley is partnering with various organizations throughout Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties to pro vide CPR classes to local residents. The program is one of several initiatives the United Way Plan ning Committee elected to undertake using funds received through an anon ymous grant. The Planning Committee determined to direct grant funding to sup port initiatives designed to address goals in the County Heath Improvement Plans. CPR Anytime is a self-directed, self-paced training program that provides participants with the core skills of adult hands-only CPR in 22 minutes. United Way purchased 113 CPR Any time kits to be distributed among 20 different orga nizations within the four counties. Participating community organizations include senior service centers, county extension ofce 4-H programs, the Pregnancy Care Center, Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start Program and churches in each of the four counties. Each kit comes with a bilingual watch-and-do DVD, a personal inatable CPR manikin, a skills re minder card, a replacement lung and manikin wipes. The kits are being used to educate members of the organizations who, in turn, will teach other organiza tion participants, family members and friends in their communities. According to the Flori da Department of Health Health, Billions of dollars are spent every year in the U.S. on medications that reduce the risk of heart disease the No.1 killer in Florida. Heart disease accounts for three out of 10 deaths in Florida, and in 2014 there were 42,835 heart attack hospitaliza tions, or an average of 117 heart attack hospitaliza tnb rtbft nbf tt nb bt bbfttb ttnb tions each day. The CPR Anytime initiative supports the American Heart Associ ation goal to increase the number of individuals in the U.S. with skills need ed to perform CPR. CPR Anytime is exible in that it can be used by individ uals at home or multiple people in a small group setting. It is innovative; the proven-effective, self-directed watch-anddo format keeps people engaged in learning. It is effective, because kits are easy to share with family members and friends to increase the number of people who can perform CPR in an emergency. CPR Anytime is for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED aware ness and does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement. A listing of those commu nity partners which have already initiated their CPR Anytime program through their receipt of training and the training kits is available on the United Way of Suwannee Valley website at www.united wsv.org. United Way ghts for the health, education and nancial stability of every person through community impact and fundraising efforts utilizing volunteers on all levels to advance the common good by iden tifying unmet community needs and seeking to alle viate those needs through United Way of Suwannee Valley initiatives and the funding of local, afliated health and human service agencies.

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THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL PAGE 8A THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Perks of moving to North Florida DOWLING PARK Florida has long been known as one of the best retirement destinations in the United States. Studies reveal that Florida is actually the No. 1 state in the country for retirement living, with around 55,000 Americans age 55 and older moving to Florida every year. In fact, 19 percent of the population in Florida is above age 65. For those who seek a warm climate, affordable housing and a lower cost of living plus plenty of social opportunities and fun area at tractions retirement in Florida is the perfect choice. North Florida: The perfect choice for seniors North Florida in particular is a great region for seniors. It is comprised of the top half of the state, including the Pan handle. Cities like Live Oak in Suwan nee County offer small-town charm in a quiet atmosphere with plenty of things to do and see. What are the main reasons seniors chose Florida for retirement liv ing? Here are just a few: Lower cost of living and taxes. A low er cost of living entices many seniors to the state of Florida, where theres also no state income tax. Retirement income and Social Security benets are not taxed, either, nor are there estate or in heritance taxes. An escape from cold winters. The year-round warmth makes moving to Florida highly appealing to seniors who have grown tired of frigid winters. This means that most outdoor activities and social opportunities can continue throughout the year, and you can leave your puffy winter coat buried deep in the closet or donate it to your friends in the northern states! A light jacket is enough for most winter days. A variety of activities for everyone. The temperate climate makes it easy to enjoy a variety of activities, both outdoors and indoors. Get some enjoy able exercise by playing golf or tennis, go hiking or canoeing along any of the many beautiful rivers, visit a local museum or theater, or enjoy a night of music, dance or drama (perhaps as part of Advent Christian Villages Live! at Dowling Park artist series). Theres truly something for every lifestyle in North Florida. Plenty of quality health care. Youll nd plenty of area hospitals and medi cal facilities to support your health care needs. In fact, Copeland Clinic, located at Advent Christian Village, is a public health clinic open to men and women of all ages living in North Florida. Not only does the staff at Copeland Clinic provide quality medical care, but they also team up with specialized care centers, doctors and specialists in various elds to pro vide the highest level of care possible. Community living for a carefree life style. Downsizing offers denite benets to older adults, and moving to a North Florida retirement community provides a true way to successfully age in place. Retirees will be relieved of many of the burdens of home maintenance, enjoy a higher level of independence, and de light in plenty of options to stay engaged physically, mentally and socially. JASPER With nearly two dozen seniors already accepted into post-secondary institutions, Hamilton County High School has plans to celebrate the Class of 2018 later this spring. HCHS has a College and Mil itary Signing Day scheduled for May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the HCHS auditorium. Currently, there are 23 HCHS seniors already accepted into post-secondary institutions. Addi tional acceptances will be coming this spring. Among the HCHS seniors already accepted into colleges are: AReal Smith (Tallahassee Community College), Alisha Lewis (Santa Fe College), Austin Grifn (Florida State University, University of Alabama and Val dosta State University), Bradley Driggers (Abraham Baldwin Ag ricultural College and Piedmont International University), Brian Scarborough (Illinois College), Darius Ingram (Arkansas Baptist College, Elmhurst College and Santa Fe College), Eric Amerson (Santa Fe College), JaQuiesha Williams (Santa Fe College), Jacob Ray (Florida State Univer sity), Jaila Jackson (Valdosta State University), Jakayla Smallwood (Santa Fe College), Joey Esparza (Daytona State College), LaQuie sha Williams (Santa Fe College), Miranda Temple (Santa Fe Col lege), OShauna Monlyn (Daytona State College, Rollins College, Santa Fe College and Voorhees College), Ocoee Jennings (Santa Fe College), Regina Jackson (San ta Fe College), Taffany Brown (Bethune-Cookman University, Clark Atlanta University, Philander Smith College, Santa Fe College and Voorhees College), Tamoria Lowry (Santa Fe College), Tatyana Cohens (Santa Fe College), Tatya na Williams (Santa Fe College and Valdosta State University), Tori Troy (Florida International Uni versity, Jacksonville University, Stetson University, University of North Florida, University of South Florida and University of West Florida) and Zikirria Starling (San ta Fe College). HCHS to celebrate seniors with college, military signing day Lily of the Valley celebrates Black History Month JENNINGS Lily of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month in February with a theme of African Americans in Time of War. Master Sergeant Amos Howell, son of Maceo Sr. and Lillian Howell, gave a military presentation to enhance the theme. Howells discussion of life in the military included military apparel, troop equipment, survival gear, etc. A collec tion of military items were on display at the church through out the day. Rev. Patrick Howell is the pastor at Lily of the Valley. r frntbrrrttr tr Moffses named DOH-Hamilton head JASPER The Florida Depart ment of Health has announced the appointment of Thomas Moffses Jr. as the Administrator for the Department of Health in Columbia and Hamilton counties, effective last week. Moffses is responsible for over seeing all operations including planning, directing, developing and coordinating public health pro grams and activities. Previously, he served as an Emergency Manage ment Planner for DOH-Columbia and DOH-Hamilton, a role he had held since 2017. The department congratulates Mr. Moffses as he takes on his new role, Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems Paul D. Myers said in a release. I am condent his leadership and administration ex perience in public health will con tinue serve the people of Columbia and Hamilton counties well. Moffses has more than 30 years of experience serving the public in the areas of military operations and academics. Before joining the department, he was Superintendent for the Hamilton County School District from 2012 to 2016. He was an Instructor at North Florida Com munity College from 1997 to 2012 and a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Professor at Valdosta State University. From 1985 to 1995 he served in the U.S. Navy. Moffses is currently an Adjunct Professor at VSU, his alma mater, a role he has been fullling since 2016. Moffses received his Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) in business with an emphasis on information tech nology in 2012 at Capella Univer sity in Minneap olis. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Ed ucation in 1996 and a Master of Science in Edu cation in 1997, both from VSU. Moffses cur rently serves on the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Florida Association of School Administra tors and the Florida School Boards Association. He was a member of the Florida Association of Commu nity Colleges from 2000 to 2009 and served on several academic related committees at North Flori da Community College, including technology, distance learning and staff recruitment. nn

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PAGE 9A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Sports Hamilton Countys Driggers signs to play college baseball rrffnnntbtfn michael.jones@ganews.com JASPER Hamilton County baseball player Brad Driggers is having a senior season to remember. Hes added four miles per hour on his fastball and now throws in the mid-80s. Hes putting up the best numbers of his high school career as both a pitcher and hitter. That season got even bet ter on Friday as Driggers put pen to paper to sign with Piedmont International Uni versity. I got stronger during the fall and the winter, Drig gers said. The weight room, long-tossing helped. Im having fun playing this year. The team is doing good. It might be a special year for us. As for PIU where Driggers says he will con centrate on pitching a visit in November to the university in Winston-Sa lem, North Carolina, helped seal the deal. It felt like home, Drig gers said. A smaller school. I took the visit with my fam ily. We had meetings with the coaches. It felt really good. Driggers, who starts at catcher when hes not on the mound, is hitting .417 with four doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBIs. He is sporting a 1.99 ERA in 24 2-3 innings pitched for the Trojans, who have won four straight games and are 6-3 on the year. His most impressive stat has been strikeouts. Drig gers has already notched 38 strikeouts an average of more than 1.5 ks per inning. This is a big day for Hamilton County baseball, Trojans coach Chris Howard said at the signing. Guys like Brad make my job a lot easier. nf nn Scarborough signs with Illinois College michael.jones@ganews.com LIVE OAK Hamilton Coun ty quarterback Alex Scarborough is continuing his education and football career at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He signed with the Blueboys on March 21 at Suwannee Middle School. I took a visit there about a month ago. It was a really good vibe from there. I loved the peo ple, the place, coaches, Scarbor ough said. Its a blessing. With out my family and everyone Im around, I couldnt do this. In two varsity seasons rst at Lafayette in 2016 and then at Hamilton County in 2017 Scarborough completed 128 of 233 passes (57 percent) for 1,821 yards. He threw 14 touchdown passes to eight interceptions. Scarborough helped the Hornets achieve an 8-3 record in his junior year, which included a memorable last-second win against Jefferson County. Down by ve points with less than two minutes remaining in the game, he took Lafayette down the eld in a no-huddle offense and threw the game-win ning touchdown with less than a second left. Ive been coaching for 26 years, and we had one of the single greatest moments ever at a time when we really needed it, Lafayette coach Joey Pearson said of the win. Jefferson County game 93 yards in a minute and a half and we score on the last play. That was a great night. Also at the signing was Seth Stebbins, who coached Scarbor ough at HCHS. Alex and I have a pretty long history, said Stebbins, who also coached Scarborough while they were at Suwannee. I always have a good time with Alex. We talk about living the dream. Thats the good thing about today hes going to get to continue to play football, get an education, grow more as a young man by getting away from home a little bit and being on his own. Illinois College has an enroll ment of around 1,000 students and competes at the Division III level. The football team had a 5-5 record in 2017. ffnnn rfnt fnntbt

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PAGE 10A THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL From Page One 10 percent, $300 per stu dent. If the team can only raise $300 per student then they will have to gure out another loan payment plan like before. Udell plans to speak with several of the groups in Hamilton County about supporting the team and their endeavors in Seattle. For the China trip, Potash Corp-White Springs, now Nutrien, provided chartered buses for the team to and from Orlando. The board agreed to match, up to $5,000, the money the team makes from fundraisers. There are three fundraisers starting with Fridays dinner at the park, Easter food baskets, and a rafe for four tickets to Wild Adventures. The money is due on May 1 and the team will be ying out of Orlando on June 29 with a send-off. The team will be ying straight there and partici pating during the week be fore ying back on July 7. New shirts Also during the meet ing, the board agreed to pay up to $3,000 for ve shirts for each employee in the road department. The employees will be given either ve longor shortsleeve shirts, which will be mandatory. The shirts are caution yellow and will have reector tape and the county logo on them The board approved the shirts by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Josh Smith casting the dissenting vote. Smith stated that he was against making the shirts mandatory for the employ ees and that the county has never paid for their uni forms before. Florida Department of Health The board also approved the appointment of Thom as Moffses Jr. as the new Administrator of the Flor ida Department of Health for Hamilton County. Tito Rubio had been serving as the interim Administrator. Prior to the board ap proving Moffses appoint ment, one member of the public, Barbara Daniels, brought forth a concern. She stated that Moffses terminated her after she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. My concern is if you have no compassion for people who have been working with the district for 15 years, board mem bers and community mem bers went to him to beg to give me some kind of job so I could keep my insur ance, Daniels said. I was a paraprofessional working with children. I hope God has changed his heart with more compassion. The board approved the appointment with a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Robert Brown against. Brown earlier asked how long Moffses would be the Administrator if approved by the board. Rubio stated that the Governor is the one who appoints each of the Administrators and are in that position until they leave, the county no longer wishes for them to be in this position or the Gover nor can remove them. County Road Projects Deeds were accepted for SW 55th Drive and SE 141st Boulevard. SW 79th culvert has most of the pipes placed. There were two bids for County Road 152 from Anderson Colum bia at $2,222,239.59 and from Scruggs at $3,050,550.16. It was awarded to Anderson Columbia. The board and the representatives of Oak Woodland discussed the issues that are present and what the next steps are. The board finally approved to have Greg Bailey from North Flori da Professional Services to help Woodland with the application and plans so long as they are will ing to pay the $4,800 for the job. The representa tives have to bring this information back to their board for approval. Continued From Page 1A BOCC lican Partys fourth annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Put nam had an audience of more than 200 people. During his speech, Put nam shared his vision of pushing for more voca tional schools at the mid dle and high school levels as well as promoting small business. With more than 1,000 people moving into the state daily, Putnam said Florida needs more skilled workers to meet the de mands of the future. Putnam, a fth-gener ation Floridian and the son of citrus and cattle farmers, has spent the past eight years serving as Floridas Commission of Agriculture. Also speaking were Marc Vann and Lateresa Jones. Vann is running for State Representative for District 10 as one of ve candidates running for the current seat held by Eliza beth Porter, who will term limit out. Jones is running for U.S. Senate as one of 11 announced competitors to incumbent Bill Nelson The event was spon sored by Nutrient, White Springs. Continued From Page 1A Putnam rf Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Starting next week, though, The News read ers will also notice more regional coverage from North Florida in the paper in order to better serve and inform those subscribers. News doesnt stop at the county line and with staff also covering news and events in Suwannee and Lafayette counties, it makes sense to provide more of that content to the readers in Hamilton County. The focus will remain on Hamilton County and its communities, editor Jamie Wachter said. But now there will be more from around the Suwan nee Valley as well. As part of the expand ed regional coverage, The News will also feature a combined regional North Florida sports section with news and notes from Hamilton County High as well as Suwannee, Bran ford and Lafayette. Continued From Page 1A News fntbr btt rf ntttttf ttf tntttttrf

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PAGE 11A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL 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 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 The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS 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). FIND IT IN THE 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. Professional EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CITY OF LIVE OAK POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERDuties: Provides law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of the citizens within our community. Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 19 years of age, possess State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification, U.S. Citizen, High School Diploma or GED, no felony or misdemeanor convictions for perjury or false statement, never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces, successfully pass a background investigation as required by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, successful completion of pre-employment testing requirements (drug screen, psychological examination and physical examination). Possess valid Florida drivers license. Entry Level Salary: $ 32,352.57 Holiday Pay: $1,728.10 Total Package (excluding overtime) $34,021.25Benefits: All equipment including uniforms and other required equipment are provided. Florida State Retirement System. Ten paid holidays and one personal paid holiday. Those employees required to work on a holiday are paid at time and one half for the hours they work. Paid PTO and employee Health Insurance Package (includes life and disability insurance). Take home car program based on position, seniority and providing you live in Suwannee County.Application Deadline: Application must be submitted to the Office of the City Manager, 101 S.E. White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Open until filled. First review of applications will begin on 04/9/2018 .FIREFIGHTER/EMTDuties: Performs firefighting and EMT rescue activities; operates and maintains fire equipment; performs inspec tions and recommends fire prevention measures; and ad ministers first aid. Minimum Requirements: Graduate from a standard high school and must possess a fire fighter certification as required by Florida Statutes and State of Florida or National EMT cer tification. Applicant must meet required health and physical standards and possess a valid Florida Driver License. The ap plicant must possess a certifi cate of compliance by the Fire Fighters Standards and Train ing Council in accordance with Chapter 633.34 and 633.35 Florida Statutes. Salary Range: $ 32,293.15 to $48,776.00 annually, plus $1,500.00 EMT stipend. Application Deadline: Appli cation must be submitted to the office of the City Manager, 101 White Avenue SE, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Physical Agility/Written Testing for this position will be held on April 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the City of Live Oak Fire Depart ment. For further information please contact the LOFD at (386) 362-1313.The City of Live Oak is an Equal Opportuni ty/Affirmative Action/Drug-Free Workplace employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, Women and Disabled are encour aged to apply. If you have a disability and require special accommodations during the selection process, please notify the City Man agers Office at (386) 362-2276. Madison, FL: Director of Curriculum and Instruction. See www.nfcc.edu for details. Educational CNA CLASSES Nursing Assistants are in GREAT demand! Quest Training offers nurse taught classes. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes available. (386)362-1065 Yard/Estate Sales 3289 101st Ln Live Oak, FL. at Suwannee Station Bap tist Church. Sat, 3/24, 7a-2p. Church-wide Yard Sale. Over 20 families items. Lots of great stuff!! 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 Jewelry Elephant Ivory Pendant trimmed in gold & multiple gems 1.5 long. Unique & beautiful. $275.00 OBO. (386)208-0728 Live Oak, FL Misc Merchandise FOR SALE: 8 Standard pool table w/sticks & all accessories $400.00. Up-standing walker $250.00 OBO. (386)688-0679. 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 Two Bikes For Sale: One 3-wheeler $65.00 One beach cruiser $35.00 Call (386)364-1247 Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Land/Acreage 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 Homes For Rent ATTENTION RENTERS The Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority is now ac cepting applications for its Pub lic Housing units in Jasper, FL. Applications are being accepted for 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apart ments. For additional informa tion, call 1-800-365-9527 ext 5302 or 5307. Equal Housing Opportunity. FOR RENT: 3bd/2ba home. Newly renod, all new appl, in city of Live Oak, FL. quiet nbrhood. Credit check reqd. $1000/mo, 1st last, & $500 sec. 386-208-8545 Manufactured Homes On 5 beautiful ac near Dowling Park, FL: 3/2 MH. Fully furn & equipd. Avail 5/15 for 6mos-1yr. $1200/mo + 1 mo sec dep. Call 863-843-5469 for more info & appt to see. 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PAGE 12A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 terry.richards@ganews.com LIVE OAK The smell of hot dogs, the sound of bands and the sight of chil dren jumping in the bouncy house: these are the signs that a towns big festival is underway. The SunLight Project coverage area, which includes Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo, Fla., and Valdosta, Moultrie, Tifton, Thomasville, Milledgeville and Dalton, Ga., and the surrounding com munities, are taking a look at where to go across North Florida and South Georgia for festival fun. rrfnntbr rtbbrrftrr btrrr rr b Suwannee County, Fla. will be held Saturday, April 14, at Green way Park in Branford. and an adult bass tournament. The chil drens groups are separated into 7-yearolds and younger, and 8to 15-year-olds. a boat. The youth tournament will start 8 a.m. The festival is scheduled to start 9 a.m. with vendors, music performances, a 5K run and food. the festival. For more information, visit suwannee the Square in the citys historic downtown. This years event is planned to span across three days with the tree lighting ceremony, ribbon cutting and Jingle Bell Fun Run to be held Thursday, Nov. 29. The Snow on the Square, which de buted last year, with snow and snow will also open Friday evening. After set ting up Friday morning, booths will open The vendors will then also be open all day Saturday, Dec. 1. Festival is a great opportunity to stock up on everything blueberry, from blueberry dies, syrup and plants. The festival will be June 2 with ap vendors, the country store, a car show, parade, childrens amusements and the blueberry pancake breakfast. organizing a local Fourth of July celebra The annual event will begin with the Branford Rotary Duck Race will take place at Ivey Memorial Park and the opening ceremony takes place at Hatch Park. The parade will be in the evening fol serving its 27th year. The festival will be from May 2 to 5 at the Spirit of Suwan nee Music Park. Among the headliners are Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Easton btfb rbrrrbrbf nbrrrb bbr rr Hamilton County, Fla. Festival on the second Saturday in June. Blackberry Festival and will be June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival takes Ave. NE. the 66th Annual Florida Folk Festival from May 25-27. The event is held along the Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster State Park Festival was in 1952 when Ada Hold ing Miller attended a Florida Federation Stephen Foster Memorial, she told Lillian be the ideal place for a folk festival. the Pines has not been announced but among the artists last year were Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as well as Flor and Adam Sanders as well as Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Raleigh Keegan. The Party in the Pines music festival is held at Bienville Planta brr bb br Lafayette County, Fla. second Saturday of October. This year The event takes place throughout the town starting with a parade the morning of and continuing at the park. During the festival, there are local ven dors and entertainment by a local band and D.J. as well as an art show, crafts, toys, food vendors and games to win prizes. Lowndes County, Ga. celebrates the abundant azaleas as well as the culture of Valdosta and Lowndes settled into a Saturday and Sunday event in mid-March at Drexel Park. The festival features dozens of arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, a Kids Zone, classic car show, various attractions, concerts by lo cal bands, etc., all open to the public. food vendors were expected at this years Strickland, festival executive director. attend, he said. festival to celebrate Valdosta and its sta val and served as its director for several years. She remained deeply involved in Among other festivals around the Val dosta area are: Quitman in October. Includes arts, crafts, leading crops. in October. Vendors, arts, crafts and a large parade are offered. The honey bee theme celebrates the citys past as one of the nations leading providers of queen bees for beekeepers. Thomas County, Ga. April 26-28, at various times and loca tions The 97th Annual Rose Show and Fes tival features a childrens parade, Rose and truck show, Rose Show, Orchids on the Park, annual Thomasville Police De Most events are free. More information is at thomasvillega.com. brnrrbrbb b 14, 6-9 p.m. each night, downtown Thom asville/Park and Amphitheater. Turn-ofthe-century downtown ushers event par ago. The event has been redesigned to better highlight Thomasvilles Victorian history and heritage. Stroll through down town and enjoy food vendors, authentic to the period performances, musicians and more. Free admission. downtown Thomasville, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, season at the Holiday Open House. Fea turing shopping and dining at participat ing downtown shops and restaurants, plus a chance to win Downtown Dollars. Free trolley rides to and from the Plantation Nov. 24. Shop Small this holiday season. Supporting local businesses keeps dollars local, employs hundreds of people each year and supports the dreams of friends and neighbors. is the last Saturday in October. The event originated in 1979 as an opportunity for local runners to have a friendly compe tition. A 5K walk and one-mile fun run are for non-runners. Festival events begin in downtown Boston the night before the runs and walks. exhibitions, concessions, cane-grinding and syrup-making take place during the Colquitt County, Ga. Festival will return with an outdoor con cert featuring the Swingin Medallions activities on the courthouse lawn and on the streets and sidewalks of the square the following day. tbbr bbbbr r rrb A downtown festival to celebrate the The annual barbecue contest was start ed a number of years ago by the late Rocky Jones, his wife, Joy, and Greg Hersey. Peachtree Park, Doerun. Moultrie Square Tift County, Ga. weekend in April in Fulwood Park, allows the local black community to showcase talented artists and musicians. the last Saturday in September, spotlights the unique culture and heritage of the lo cal Latino population. Pepper Festival every September to mark the towns spicy past. on for several decades and brings to life the regions rural history and heritage. It the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin ple can learn how to shear sheep, make pine-needle baskets and sew quilt squares. Antique tractors are on display and blue transported back in time with fun events and intriguing exhibits. Whiteld County, Ga. October raises money to help preserve a historic mill built in 1855. mill, said Judy Alderman, former longtime head of the Praters Mill Foundation. month from May through December. That was awfully ambitious. The fair continued as a twice-yearly scaled back to once a year. 14, at 5845 Highway 2, Dalton. The fair focuses on Appalachian history, culture, music and food. There are also demon strations of blacksmithing, spinning, quilt ing, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting as well as tours of the mill, pony rides and canoe rides. Admission is $7. free. St. Dalton. The festival is free and opens There will be live music and other perfor mances and tours of the Guilds sculpture garden. Artists from around the nation will be displaying and selling their art. food, music and plenty of arts and crafts on sale. Baldwin County, Ga. festivals is the Deep Roots Festival, a daylong event combining food and craft vendors, a car show, a Georgia Barbecue Association-sanctioned barbecue contest and touring musicians from across the country. The event normally takes place in late October in downtown Milled geville. Street Downtown Development Authority bration, which brings music, activities, and tables from local organizations to downtown. Held in celebration of Milled gevilles inclusion on the National Main been held in April for the past two years Festival annually draws huge crowds to west Baldwin for a weekend of food, country and bluegrass music and a car show. Started by local residents Randy Newton and Bobby Kitchens on Kitch ens grandfathers land, the festival is expected to draw several local musical guests. The SunLight Project team of jour nalists who contributed to this report includes Alexis Spoehr, Will Woolever, Wayne Grandy, Jessie R. Box, Pat Dona hue, Eve Guevara and Terry Richards. To contact the team, email sunlightproject@ ganews.com. State & Region

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PAGE 13A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 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. GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM MARCH 30, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060www.MusicLivesHere.com MARCH 31, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL rfrnt btrtrnr tr btbft rb rfrnt btr tr btbrrttfr b rrfrnt btrtrnr tr btbtft rb 61704-1 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.

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PAGE 14A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 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 Library on Mon. or Tues. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in March or April. March 30, 31 & April 1 Revival Services Peace Baptist Church will be hosting its revival services on March 30, 31 and April 1. The Evangelist will be Bro. Jack Yarbrough. The church is located at 7794 S. U.S. Hwy. 27 in Branford. Ser vices on March 30 and 31 begin at 6:30 p.m., on April 1, services begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 386-935-4681. March 31 Walk For Christ The annual Walk For Christ will be held on March 31 beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will start and end at Paul Langford Stadium. The walk will be a brief 30 minute walk. Surrounding counties may participate by walking, driving a golf cart or even pulling children in wag ons. Families are encouraged to join the event. No donations of any kind will be ac cepted or asked for. For more infor mation, contact Bud Smith at 386-2085182. March 31 Easter for Kids Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter for Kids celebra tion that includes bible stories, singing, crafts and more on March 31. The cel ebration will last from 10:30 a.m. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 1 Easter Celebration Christ Central in Suwannee County announces the start of two Sunday morning services on April 1. Their two Sunday morning services are a per manent 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. April 1 Easter Sunrise Service Branford Area Inter Church Ministries will be hosting a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Hatch Park in the com munity building, following the Sunrise Service. The community is invited to attend, however guests are asked to dine in. April 1 Easter Breakfast Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter breakfast on April 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. In addition to the breakfast, bible study and Sun day school will be held at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 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 386-362-2317 April 7 Yard Sale/Car Wash Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth will be hosting their annual yard sale and car wash on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge building in downtown Wellborn on CR 137. A chicken and rice dinner will also be available starting at 11 a.m. This is a fundraiser to help the youth go to summer camp. Guests are welcome to get their car washed for a donation, shop the yard sale and stay for lunch. Mt. Olive Baptist Church thanks the community for their support. For pricing information, contact Mt. Ol ive Baptist Church. April 7 Spring Fling, yard and bake sale The Live Oak Garden Club will be host ing a spring ing on April 7 from 8 a.m. until noon. The spring ing will be held at their clubhouse between Shands Hospital and the Coliseum. In addition to the plant sale, there will be a yard and bake sale with plant and craft vendors. A Hibachi Highway food truck will be present so guests may buy a snack or stay for lunch. April 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 information, contact the Live Oak Church of God. April 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 relat ed items, and native plants. Many free activities will be offered for children, music, food and drinks will be avail able. www.fourriversaudubon.org April 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 sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 4B Community Calendar foundation@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 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. April 21 Annual Fitness Run NFCCs annual Fitness Run is set for April 21 in conjunction with the Madi son County Florida Down Home Days festival. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support Relay for Life. Register at www. nfcc.edu/tness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 973-1639. April 26 Hamilton County Brotherhood meet ing The Hamilton County Brotherhood will meet at First Baptist Church in Jasper on April 26 at 7 p.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy a meal and message. First Baptist Church is located at 207 2nd St NE in Jasper. April 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) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. July 4 Talent and vendors needed The Fourth of July committee in Bran ford is in need of volunteers and ven dors for the Fourth of July celebration this year. Those interested may call Peggy at 386-365-3700, or search the Facebook page at Branford Florida River Reunion. 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. Craven Street in Branford, present ing a variety of educational programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our land scapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the pub lic. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschap ters.org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Suwannee County Airport. The EAA building is located at 13302 80th Terr. in Live Oak. For more infor mation, 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 386658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs 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 evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de La fayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propocionarn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Association Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other in formation, call 386-867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborn communityassociation.com. Come

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PAGE 15A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Community Calendar join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn 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 Agriculture 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 Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for religious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of con science. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail As sociation 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 avail able, and public is welcome. For more information, call 386-7761920 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 Thanks giving months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386-397-2316. *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 located at 928 Howard St West. Con tact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more information. 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 of cers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/ guests are welcome. For informa tion and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Suwannee River Valley Chapter, founded in 1990, is one of over 400 MOAA chapters around the world. Suwannee County Riding Club Bob Holmes Arena, Live Oak We have roping events on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Sign ups at 7 p.m. and rides begin at 8 p.m. Speed events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Sign ups begin at 6 p.m. and rides begin at 7 p.m. We ride from the fourth weekend of January until No vember 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. Nor ma. 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. Breakfast8:30 a.m./Lunch11:30 a.m. (make reservation for lunch by 9:30 a.m.) Bingo: (Wednesdays) 10 a.m. Meeting/Service: (Fridays) 10a.m. 386362-1164 First Baptist Church of Live Oak Clothes Closet 515 SW 5th Street, 1st and 3rd Thurs day, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (The Old Red Barn) Suwannee Valley Branch NAACP-Unit #5137 PO Box 6105, Live Oak, FL 32064 President: Alonzo Philmore Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, 410 Taylor Ave. SW off of 7th St. 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. Email: a1101st@comcast.net 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. liveoakoridagardenclub.com 386-364-4189 Stars Widow Group Antioch Baptist Church 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, FL 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m. 386-362-3101 Suwannee Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, social at 6:30 p.m., 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 feed ing and cleaning Monday through Sundays. Help is also needed within the city limits with feeding several cat colonies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and 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 Suwan nee 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. Con tact 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 gracelu theranliveoak@gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednes day 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 counseling 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 Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 17 at Pinemount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chap lain Judy. For more information, con tact her at 364-5558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more informa tion, 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 Barbara at 386-362-5933 or Dori at 386-658-2767. Mayo AA Group Located at the First United Methodist Church, meet every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, contact 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 386-2942742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-3621583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 3B

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PAGE 16A THE JASPER NEWS Jasper, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000026CAAXMX PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Gary E. Stein; Unknown Spouse of Gary E. Stein; Cross Roads Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to Order Canceling and Re scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 13, 2018, entered in Case No. 17000026CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Hamilton County, Florida, wherein Pennymac Loan Services, LLC is the Plaintiff and Gary E. Stein; Unknown Spouse of Gary E. Stein; Cross Roads Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the south front door of the courthouse, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, FL 32052, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 18th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, CROSSROADS ESTATES, PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 19-21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest 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 after the sale. Dated this 19th day of February, 2018. (Court Seal) W. Greg Godwin As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson As 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. Individuals with a dis ability who require special accom modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, 173 NE Her nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-7428, with in two (2) business days of receipt of this notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 03/29, 04/05/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-13 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOE BURWELL STALLINGS, 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 JOE BURWELL STALLINGS deceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 8th 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 03/29, 04/05/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-13 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOE BURWELL STALLINGS, 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 JOE BURWELL STALLINGS deceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 8th 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 03/29, 04/05/2018 INVITATION TO BID Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners extends an invitation to bid for the construction of a Shop at the Hamilton County Road Depart ment. Scope of work will consist of engineer ing and construction of similar red iron building attached to existing building along with construction of concrete foundation and a 7 ton vehicle hoist and four rollup doors. Complete write-up and specifications can be obtained at the Hamilton Coun ty Road Department located at 1623 Martin Luther King Dr SW, Jasper, FL (386)792-1500 Monday through Thursday weekdays. Prerequisite to bid: must have the following licenses, Florida Building Contractor license and have proof of insurance, worker compensation and general liability. Bidders must attend job site walk thru at Monday 9:00 A.M. on April 9, 2018 at 1623 Martin Luther King Dr SW, Jasper, FL. Bids must be submitted in triplicate in a sealed envelope to County Co ordinators Office located at 1153 US HWY NW Suite 2, Jasper, Florida, no later than Thursday at 2:00 PM April 26, 2018. Bids will be opened Thursday at 3:00 pm April 26, 2018 at the County Coordinators Office located at 1153 US HWY NW Suite 2, Jasper, Florida. Local contractor preference will be in play. 10% retainage will be held until total acceptance of project by the County. The Hamilton County Board of Com missioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids will be submitted to Hamilton County Board of Commissioners on May 1, 2018 for consideration. 03/22, 03/29/2018 JASPER SUPER STORAGE 1213 US HWY 129 N JASPER, FL 850-253-5584 The contents of the following storage units will be sold on April 12, 2018 at the address stated above: Angela Brinson Units 41 Unknown Occupant(s) Unit 39 Geri Hill Unit 43 03/29, 04/05/2018 Legals NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Su wannee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-047-231489-1 authorizing the withdrawal of 0.0362 million gal lons per day of groundwater for agri cultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions to Brown Ranch, LLC, 1629 90th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32966. The project is located in Section 6, Town ship 1S, Range 12E, Hamilton County. Files pertaining to the project referred above is available for inspection at https://permitting.srwmd.com/ srepermitting/jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, FL during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holi days. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular busi ness hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing. (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak,, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 03/29/2018 NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwan nee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-047-221736-5 authorizing the with drawal of 1.5380 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use to Lakeland Sands Florida, LLC, 2086 J Frank Culpepper Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Daily allocations are calculated on an average annual basis and the maximum allocation is only authorized in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. The permit shall expire on 4/12/2031. The project is located in Sections 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, and 24, Township 2 North, Range 12 East, and Sections 7, 18, 19, and 20, Township 2 North, Range 13 East, Hamilton Coun ty, Florida. Files pertaining to the proj ect referred above are available for in spection at https://permitting.srwmd. com/srepermitting/jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Flor ida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Me diation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts reg ular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 03/29/2018 Legals NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwan nee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-047-221736-5 authorizing the with drawal of 1.5380 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use to Lakeland Sands Florida, LLC, 2086 J Frank Culpepper Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Daily allocations are calculated on an average annual basis and the maximum allocation is only authorized in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. The permit shall expire on 4/12/2031. The project is located in Sections 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, and 24, Township 2 North, Range 12 East, and Sections 7, 18, 19, and 20, Township 2 North, Range 13 East, Hamilton Coun ty, Florida. Files pertaining to the proj ect referred above are available for in spection at https://permitting.srwmd. com/srepermitting/jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Flor ida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Me diation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts reg ular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 03/29/2018 NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwan nee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-047-231264-1 authorizing the with drawal of 0.1476 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use (0.6170 mgd allocation of groundwa ter for blueberry freeze protection) to Lakeland Sands Florida, LLC, 2086 J Frank Culpepper Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Daily allocations are calculat ed on an average annual basis and the maximum allocation is only authorized in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. The permit shall expire on 4/12/2031. The project is located within Georgia Fractional Land Lots 191 and 192, Township 3 North, Range 12 East, Hamilton County, Florida. Files per taining to the project referred above are available for inspection at https:// permitting.srwmd.com/srepermitting/ jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Flor ida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Me diation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts reg ular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 03/29/2018 Legals NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwan nee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-047-231264-1 authorizing the with drawal of 0.1476 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use (0.6170 mgd allocation of groundwa ter for blueberry freeze protection) to Lakeland Sands Florida, LLC, 2086 J Frank Culpepper Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Daily allocations are calculat ed on an average annual basis and the maximum allocation is only authorized in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. The permit shall expire on 4/12/2031. The project is located within Georgia Fractional Land Lots 191 and 192, Township 3 North, Range 12 East, Hamilton County, Florida. Files per taining to the project referred above are available for inspection at https:// permitting.srwmd.com/srepermitting/ jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Flor ida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Me diation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts reg ular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 03/29/2018 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to en gage in business under the fictitious name of D & L RESORT PROPERTY, located at: 2039 HAMILTON AVENUE in the County of HAMILTON in the City of JENNINGS Florida 32053 in tends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahas see, Florida. Dated at Live Oak Florida, this 18th day of March 2018. Owners Names: Douglas J. Lang Marilyn A. Lang 03/29/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to en gage in business under the fictitious name of BABY BAYOU, LLC located at: 1090 N. OAK STREET in the Coun ty of HAMILTON in the City of JEN NINGS Florida 32053 intends to reg ister the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Depart ment of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Live Oak Florida, this 19th day of March 2018. Owners Names: Ceandra Dilley & Antonio Crawford 03/29/2018 Legals NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ficti tious name of INSPIRE FOR PUR POSE, LLC located at: 1090 N. OAK STREET, STE. A in the County of HAMILTON in the City of JENNINGS Florida 32053 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpo rations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Live Oak Florida, this 19th day of March 2018. Owners Name: Ceandra Dilley 03/29/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS REQUEST FOR BIDS The Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida, will re ceive bids for: 3000 GALLON FIRE TENDER, specifications may be obtained at Hamilton County Emer gency Management 1133 US Hwy 41 NW Jasper, Fl. 32052 (386)792-6647 email: hland@hamiltongov.org You may file your bid in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Room 106, Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida, any time before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 Bids may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Clerks Office. All bids received after this date and time will not be considered. NOTE: BIDS SHALL BE SUBMIT TED IN TRIPLICATE, SEALED AND MARKED: FIRE TENDER. Bids will be opened and reviewed on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room (112), Ham ilton County Courthouse, 207 North east First Street, Jasper, Florida. Bids may be awarded during the regular meeting of the Board of County Com missioners on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to refuse any or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause, and/or to accept the bid that in his best judgment will be for the best interest of Hamilton County. A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list fol lowing a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid on a con tract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a contract with a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building, or public work, may not sub mit bids on leases of real property to a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, suppli er, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, Florida Statutes, for CATEGORY TWO for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted ven dor list. Dated this 14st day of March, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 207 NORTHEAST FIRST STREET JASPER, FLORIDA 32052 PH (386) 792-1288 03/22, 03/29/2018 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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