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Ira Mikell
Free Press Reporter
Michael Anthony Wim-
berley, 58, of Mayo, was in-
volved in a fatal single ve-
hicle accident in Jasper on
Friday, Feb. 9, at at approx-
imately 8:50 a.m. The acci-
dent, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol re-
port, occurred on SR 6, at
the northbound on-ramp to
SR 93. FHP Corporal Bruce
D. Simmons was the Crash
Investigator and Homicide
Investigator on the scene.
, As indicated in the re-'
port, Wimberley was dri-


ving a 2001 Peterbuilt Trac
tractor-trailer. According
to the report, Wimberley
was turning north onto the
on-ramp to north-bound
SR 93 from westbound SR
6. As he started to break
while entering the on-
ramp, the vehicle over-
turned onto its left side, ac-
cording to the report. He
was transported to Trinity
Hospital in Jasper and was
later pronounced dead at
9:48 a.m.
The total amount of dam-
age to the tractor-trailer
was estimated to be around
$80,000, according to the
report.


Helping those in need


-,r '1A W Ira Mikell


Mayo Woman's Club donates handmade bags for foster children's pro-
gram. Left to right: Judge Darren Jackson, Donna Ellis and Charlotte
O'Steen, members of Mayo Woman's Club, Christine Weems, Christine
Ratliff with Children & Family Services


Free Press Reporter
As a gesture of kindness and goodwill to
the community, the Mayo Woman's Club
presented handmade bags containing vari-
ous items to Lafayette County Judge Darren
Jackson, and Jo Ann Humberg, Esquire,
representing Children's Protective Services.
The event took place during their regularly
scheduled meeting at the Mayo Methodist
Church annex on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
According to Pam Ward, president of the
Mayo Woman's Club, these bags will help
provide comfort to children in our commu-
nity who are affected by various issues.
"The purpose of these bags is to help pro-
vide comfort to children who often are tak-
en from their environment on a moment's
notice due to a variety of things such as
abuse, etc., and they don't have time to
gather personal items needed to care for the
children," Ward said. Inside each bag these
children will find several items such as
toys, books, etc.


It's


Ira Mikell
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'_Lafayette County will
soon be participating in
Step-up-Florida on Friday,
Feb. 23. This is a statewide
annual program that en-
courages healthy living.
The Lafayette County
Health Department, in
conjunction with the Flori-
da Department of Health,
is sponsoring the event.


"Eating better and increas-
ing physical activity are
two simple %yays Floridi-
a'n- LCat- live .i he,'lthier life
and reverse the obesity
epidemic. I'm pleased Step
Up Florida! is leading the
way," DOH Secretary Ana
Viamonte Ros, said.
Pamela Trawick, who is
employed at Lafayette
County Health Depart-
ment, is very excited
about the opportunity to
help promote Step Up


Lafayette County to participate tivities will be takg
;. place throughout the week


Florida in the community.
"Until I began working
with the Lafayette County
Health Department, I was
not aware of the Step Up
Florida campaign promot-
ing physical activity and
healthier lifestyles. By be-
coming aware of the event
and the statistics I get ex-
cited about the campaign
and am willing to do my
part to help decrease the


obesity statistics in our
countyy" Trawick said .
There will be a myriad
of activities in which chil-
dren and adults can'par-
ticipate. The schedule of
events is as follows: 2 mile
community walk at 6 a.m.;
bike ride with helmets re-
quired at 11 a.m.; 2 mile
community walk at12
p.m.; and, volleyball
games at 6 p.m. Other ac-


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Lafayette High School,
Lafayette 4-H, and Mayo
Correctional Facility.


Ira Mikell
Free Press Reporter
Obesity in dogs contin-
ues to be a major area of
concern for veterinarians.
That is why the Food and
Drug Administration re-
cently approved a diet' pill
that promises to help ca-
nines lose the weight and
improve their health.
The drug treatment, ac-
cording to the FDA, is giv-
en only to dogs that meet
certain requirements after
the local veterinarian de-
termines their weight and
examines their general
health. "This is a welcome
addition to animal thera-
pies, because dog obesity
appears to be increasing.


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The Lafayette County
Health Department per-
sonnel encourages all resi-
dents to come out and

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Veterinarians are well
aware that overweight pets
are at a higher risk of de-
veloping various health
problems, from cardiovas-
cular conditions to diabetes
to joint problems," Stephen
Sundlof, said, who is the
director of FDA's Center
for Veterinary Medicine.
Slehtrol, the name of the
drug, is not for human
consumption, according to
the FDA and local veteri-
narian Lindsey Jackson.
They also warn that it is
not to be used by any ani-
mal other than dogs.
If adults, and especially
children, ingest this drug,
they will suffer adverse re-
actions as cited on the

SEE IS, PAGE 5A


Lafayette County Health Department personnel are smiling and very excited about the upcoming Step-Up-Florida
event in the county. Front (L-R): Pamela Trawick, eata entry operator/medical record; Robin Pearson, director of nurs-
ing; Tracey Henderson, staff assistant; and, Michelle Turner, dental assistant. Back (L-R): Michelle Hinkle, staff assis-
tant; and, Dr. Pete Gallogly, family physician. Photo; Ira Mikell.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007


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The Kirklands in concert


at Mayo Assembly of God
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on March 4, be-
ginning at 11 a.m.
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We will have one Trivia question featured each week
somewhere in our paper. The answers will be multiple
choice and will cover a vast variety of subjects. All you
have to do is locate the question for that week, ( it will al-
ways be m the starburst, but may be located anywhere in
the paper), call the Mayo Free Press office at 294-1210 and
give us your answer. If we are not in leave a message with
your answer choice and phone number. You have until
the next edition comes out to call in your answer for the
week.
If your answer is correct (first guess only) we will take
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to be held at the end of the contest which will run through
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more chances you have to win!! Get ready to play.
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Civil Air Patrol Squadron to



rebuild a piece of history


Religion

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church
doing?
Let us hear
from you!

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Submitted
All of us have learned
about history through class
room settings and from
movies and books. Some of
us have lived through his-
toric events such as Hurri-
cane Katrina, September
11th, or the fall of Saigon.
Few, however, have the op-
portunity to re-live or recre-
ate history. Members of the
Suwannee Valley Compos-
ite Squadron have been
provided the opportunity
to do just that-not just reliv-
ing it, but rebuilding it as
well.
Watching films of World
War II often will give one
the opportunity to see a
bomber, somewhere, drop-
ping bombs on a target in
the European or Pacific the-
aters. Invariably, that
bomber is a B-17-also
known as the Flying
Fortress. Beginning pro-
duction shortly before the
war began, thousands of
these planes were made
during the war efforts. And
they contributed more than
their fair share to the war.
By some estimates, up to a
third of the total tonnage of
bombs dropped came from
a B-17. In fact, they lived a
life long beyond the end of
the war-assisting Israel in
her war of independence in
1948 and assisting Bolivia,
Canada, Russia, Denmark,
the United Kingdom and
other countries in their air
forces and civilian fleets.
Recently, the Suwannee
Valley Composite
Squadron was given a B-17
engine. In pieces. This is a
kit that was purchased by
the late husband of Rondi
Alber She then donated it
to the squadron for an


Aerospace project. It is her
desire to see the engine re-
stored and put on display
in a museum somewhere.
The squadron commander-
Captain Grant Meadows
took up this challenge. He,
along with Deputy Com-
mander for Seniors-ILt
Mark Sweitzer and Master
Sergeant Dacota Paul,
loaded the engine in the
back of Captain Meadows'
truck. Weighted down by
about a half ton of metal, it
was quite a load for the
truck. The pieces were tak-
en back to the EAA hangar
that the squadron uses for
its meeting place. The Cat-
fish Squadron-Chapter 797-
agreed to let the engine take
up space as the cadets put it
back together.
The engine is a cut-away
model-so will never be
used to fly an aircraft, but
the goal is to clean up the
parts and get it to full work-
ing order. Or as much as a
cutaya y model can be


working. This will occupy
the squadron's AE meetings
for quite some time. When
the engine is fully restored,
the last wishes will be car-
ried out and the engine will
be put on display some-.
where-the final place not
yet determined. And the
cadets will be able to recre-
.ate a bit of history in the
process and learn what
their grandfathers and
great-grandfathers flew in
to make history.
Civil Air Patrol, the offi-
cial auxiliary of the U.S. Air
Force, is a nonprofit organi-
zation with almost 60,000
volunteer members nation-
wide. It performs 95% of
continental U.S. inland
search and rescue missions
as tasked by the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Cen-
ter. Volunteers also per-
form homeland security,
disaster relief and counter-
drug missions at the re-
quest of federal, state and
local agencies. The mem-


bers take a leading role in
aerospace education and
serve as mentors to the al-
most 25,000 young people
currently participating in
CAP cadet programs. CAP
has been performing mis-
sions for America for more
than 60 years. For more in-.
formation please see
www.flwg.us and
www.cap.gov.


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Perhaps you sent a love-
ly card. Or sat quietly-in a
chair. Perhaps you sent a
funeral spray. If so we saw
it there,
Perhaps you spoke the
kindest words. As any
friend could say; Perhaps
you were not there at all.
Just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to
console our hearts. We
thank you so much what-
ever the part.
The family of,
Sybil Spikes
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AIRLINE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)......294-2676
Pastor Rev. Chip Parker
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Fellowshi Supper 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Awanas, Faith, Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27
"0 Come Let us Worship The Lord" Ps. 95:6 320065-F

ALTON CHURCH OF GOD 294-3133
Pastor Rev. Charles E. Hodge, Jr.
Youth Pastor Chan Perry
Music Director Blanche Perry.
Children's Pastor Ryan & Tiffany Perry
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
FamilyNight Youth Club Church.............7:00 p.m. Wednesday
State Road 27 '320067-F


BETHEL HOLY CHURCH 294-1932
"Affiliated with Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America Inc."
Pastor Elder Carolyn Demps
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.
Worship,Service 12:00 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
357 Pine Street
"Membership means Discipleship" 320o69-F

HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH..935-2806
Pastor Rev. Steve Boyd
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Light for Living 7:30 p.m.
Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349,
then left on CR 138, follow signs. 320072-F

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD................294-1811
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
a Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Kid's Church 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 pm.
_,dYouth Inmpact 7:00 p.m.
W'ed" Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan
Youth Pastor: Daryl Fletcher
Located at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo "Renewing Hope and Building Lives"


Methodist Church
Phone: 386-294-1661
MAYO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Located SE comer of Hwy. 27 & FL 51 Mayo
Pastor. Jim Gamble
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

"The Friendly Mayo Methodist" 320091-F

MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH...........(386)294-1020
916 N. Fletcher Ave.
Pastor: Brdther Jimmy Legg
Interim Music Kathy Palamino
Sunday Schedule
Bible Study 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night Schedule
Supper 6:00 P.M.
Prayer Service & Youth & Children Meeting.........................7:00 P.M.
mayobaptistchurch@alltcl net 324600-F


MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 935-4993
Pastor: Danny Rogers
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Located on County Road 354
"For If Ye Forgive Men Their Tresspasses Your Heavenly
Father Will Also Forgive You" Matt. 6:14 324602-F

ST. MATTHEW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Contact Number in Mayo (386) 294-2218
Vicar Rev. Linda Lowry
Sr. Warden Pippy Cashman
Celebration of Holy Eucharist at 7:00 PM
each Wednesday to be followed by light
refreshments and Christian Education.
Located One Block North of the Courthouse in Mayo.


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Rev. Clharlie Walker
Sunday Early Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Visitation 5:00 p.m.
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Mission Classes 7:00 p.m.
Located Two Miles North of Mayo Off Highway 51
"Come And Hear, All Ye That Fear God" Ps. 66:16 324603-F

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306
Pastor Ted Rushing
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday Discipleship Training..............6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Evening Training 6:00 p.m.
Team Kids Night 6:30 p.m.
Seven miles West of Mayo, left on CR 534 then right on 350A
--Jesus Saves -- 324604-F

NEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
160th St.
(Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)
Pastor: Stan Posey
Phone (386) 776-1806
SUNDAY
Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Bible Study 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Women's Bible Study 10:00 am
324879-F

Bethel Creek Baptist Church
Pastor : Jerry Tyson
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Nursery available for all services
located 3 miles North of Day on Highway 53
Where you are always welcomed 324605-F


Brewer Lake Baptist Church 8
Off Hwy. 53 in Day, FL 386-294-1578 '.f LA
"We're Going, Growing and Glowing for Good" I
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Training Union 6 p.m.
Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Wednesday
Children, Youth & Adult 7 .m.
Matt Swain, Pastor William Sircy, Youth


Jesus Christ Fellowship
Community Church,
A Full Gospel Ministry
of Mayo Florida, Inc.
294-1656
Deacon Lemon Curtis Watson,
Chairman of the Deacon Ministry
Mother Emma Watson, General Mother
Lbcated on Lake St.
at the corner of San Pedro St.
Church Services
Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Service.....................7:00 p.m.
(Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Worship means Celebration, Communication,
and Consecration.
Church Membership means Commitment.
Disdipleship means a student of the
word of God. 324652-F

Ephesus Advent
Christian Church
Pastor Bill Talley
963-5600
208-9626
Sunday School Service ....9:45 a.m.
Worship Service..............11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting................ 7:00 p.m.
324880-F
New Beginnings Church
a place for you
Pastor...............Wayne Hudson
Phone Number. 386-294-1244
newbeginningschurch@alltel.net
Purpose Statement
New Beginnings eists to provide an environment
where People can discover and develop a.passionfor
God that is Real, reevant, and relational.


Pastor George Dunn TO Place Your Chut
935-0943
Sunday School 9:45a.m. Our Church D direct(
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 600 p.m.
Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m. Call M yrtle at 362-
3029 S.E. CR 500 324569-F





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Geneva & Carlton will be downtown Palatka, before
married 60 years on Febru- retiring to live on the fami
ry 23, 2007. The wedding ly farm in Mayo.
ook place at the home of Geneva & Carlton have 3
lenry Folsom (deceased) daughters, Wanda (Black
n Live Oak. They went to & Clare Hakeman o
Zavine (Azalea) Gardens in Tempe, Az.; Pamela (Black
:alatka for a honeymoon & Dr. Stephen Bishop o
rip and returned to Tam- Phoenix, Az.; Carla (Black
)a, to live. Geneva graduat- & Dwight Kummer of Or
d from the Gordon Keller lando. They have 6 grand
schooll of Nursing at Tam- children and 2 great-grand
)a Municipal Hospital and children as follows: Dr
vas employed at Tampa Matthew & Maureer
municipal as an-R.N. (Smyth) Hakeman &
Carlton was employed daughter, Sophia, Skye (2)
ith -.H. Kress & Co. in reside in San Antonio, Tx
ampa arid then he was Adam Hakeman, Tempe
transferred to Jacksonville. Az., Allison (Bishop) &
arlton pursued his career Ryan Stewart and 'son
n management and was re- Bryson (2), live in Phoenix
located to Georgia, Okla- Az., Amy (Bishop) &
oma, Virginia, Tennessee, Robert Cole, live in Char
Canvas, & Texas before lotte, N.C. Blake Kummer
transferring back to Flori- Orlando, Brandon Kum
Ia. Geneva & Carlton mer, Orlando.There will bE
hose to move to Palatka. a joyous celebration of this
-arlton graduated from St. event given by their chil-
ohn's Community College dren on Saturday, February
vhile operating two busi- 24, from 2-4 p.m. at LE
esses. They owned and Chateau de Lafayette, lo
operated the Ben Franklin cated at 136 North Fletche:
tore and Carlton's Jewelry Street in Mayo.


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Harold and Barbara
Brock of Day, would
like to announce the
marriage of their
daughter Lena Heather
Brock and Joshua Allen
Donaway on January
26, 2007.
Josh is the son of
Allen and Debbie Don-
away of McAlpin, he is
serving in the U.S.
Army and is stationed
in Ft. Carson, Colorado,
where the happy couple
will reside for the next
four years.


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exactly .when he was re-
turning from the war but
said Lafayette County
would probably be a "sight
for sore eyes" by the time he
arrived home.
Petty Officer Brackin's
address is as follows if you
would like to write to him:
BM1 Brackin, Bryan N.
RIVRON ONE DET
THREE
FPO AE 09501-4404


In February, Lafayette
County resident Bryan N.
Brackin was deployed to
Iraq in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom, accompa-
nied by his detachment of
Riverines from the Navy's
newest command, Riverine
Squadron One. Brackin and
his fellow Riverines are the
- first non-special warfare
Naval Command to deploy
to Iraq for combat opera-
tions.
When asked how he felt
about his deployment to
, Iraq, Petty Officer Brackin
said "It is my distinct privi-
lege to go and fight with
such a great bunch of moti-
vated Sailors, who are hun-
.j gry to go forth and do great
things for their Navy and
their country." The River-
ines ended an exhausting
nine-month training cycle
with their final exercise in
December, in which many
top Navy and Marine Corps
officials certified the River-
ines as "Combat ready".
In preparation for his tour
in Iraq, Brackin has moved
his wife,. Ginger and son,
Beau Collins Brackin to
Lafayette County from
Hampton, VA. Ginger
Brackin, a San Diego, CA
e native and their son Beau,
- two years old, arrived in the
town of Day in late Decem-
3 ber. According to Brackin's
) wife Ginger, "Bryan will be
f sorely missed, and Beau
) and I will certainly be wor-
f ried for his safety, but he
) loves his Navy, and his
- country, so we fully sup-
- port him, and we're proud
- of his contribution to this
. campaign that is becoming
n increasingly unpopular."
k Petty Officer Brackin and
, his fellow Riverines' prima-
, ry mission is the intercep-
, tion and interdiction of ter-
k rorist activity and com-
, bat/security patrols along
, the hostile rivers of the
c world. Brackin was selected
- to be a gunboat Captain for
', the Riverines due in no
- small part to his growing
e up and experience with
s navigation along the
- Suwannee River. "The river
y where I'm going to be doing
e my patrols is similar to the
- Suwannee. It's sandy, with
r occasional rocks, and shal-
low in places, but deep in
others, with steep banks,
and is 50-100 meters wide."
Brackin stated. He wasn't
allowed to speak of exactly
where he was being de-
ployed in Iraq, but said "If
you want to.know about the


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visits and calls, the many cards and flowers, the chari-
table donations made in his memory, and all the other
ways in which you demonstrated your love for us,
helped us through this difficult time.
We know you join us in rejoicing that, while we miss
him terribly, we are at peace with the assurance that his
suffering has ended and his eternity in the presence of
his God and Savior has just begun.
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Riverines Patrol
Virginia's
Rappahanock
River in preparation
for their deployment
to Iraq for combat
operations.






Bryan Brackin stands pre-
pared to conduct a raid with
ground combat Riverines dur-
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Carolina. Brackin is also a
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007


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Suwannee/Lafayette Retired Educators Januar)


SUWANNEE/LAFAYETTE RETIRED EDUCATORS: Lafayette State Bank Vice President of Operations
Officer Mary Beth Hamlin shares with members about new scams happening right now in Mayo as
well as other places. Pictured, I to r, Hamlin, Earl Bembry and James.Cooper. Photo: Laura Hodges


HALF-AND-HALF TICKETS: Charles Blalock sells thalf-and-hall tickets. Money raised benefits local
scholarships. Pictured, I to r, Suwannee/Lafayette Retired Educators members Earl Bembry, James
Cooper and Blalock. Bembry and Cooper are purchasing tickets. Photo: Laura Hodges


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BANKING SCAMS: Pictured, I to r, Suwannee/LafayetteRetired Educators members Edsel Blevins,
Louise Blevins and Jeannie Skipper listen to guest speaker talking about identity thett and banking
scams. Photo: Laura Hodges

Inn Business

Pension Fund Develops Upscale Hotels Across State


By Phillip BRawls
Associated Press Writer
Forget Hilton or Holiday Inn. With
half a billion dollars in investments,
Alabama's state pension fund has
become the largest hotel developer in
the state, with a string of upscale
destinations that are changing
Alabama's image as much as the Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail did.
The eight hotels, stretching from the
Tennessee River to Mobile Bay, are next
to or a short drive from the golf trail.
Both were developed by the Retirement
Systems of Alabama for two purposes --
making money and ending Alabama's
image as a place to drive through on the
way to the beach.
"The golf courses give people a fresh
and compelling reason to come to the
state. Then-the accommodations seal
the deal as far as the image of our
state," state tourism director Lee
Sentell said.
Retirement Systems CEO David
Bronner, a blunt-talking, cigar-
chomping Minnesota native, took over
Alabama's pension funds for public
employees in 1973.
For years, he made traditional
investments, but in the late 1980s, he
took an unusual path that raised plenty
of eyebrows.
Bronner decided to start building
golf courses and lured famed designer
Robert Trent Jones Sr. by promising to
make them his legacy.
By the time the construction ended
in 2005, there were 432 holes at 10
locations across the state. The courses
started off slow, but soon were drawing
praise from golf magazines throughout
the world. Today, they're a hit, drawing
about 500,000 visitors a year -- most
from outside Alabama.
But Bronner soon saw a problem
with the golf trail's success, particularly
among business executives using it to
entertain clients.
"A lot of people liked the trail, but we
didn't have first-class housing to bring
in clients," Bronner said.
His answer: Buying historic hotels
and renovating them and building new
ones -- all on or near the golf courses in
Point Clear, Mobile, Prattville,
Montgomery, Opelika, Birmingham and
Florence. ,
The high-end hotels "catapult
Alabama to the next level as far as
being a tourism destination," said Liz
Bittner, executive director of the
tourism promotion group Travel South
USA.
The Retirement Systems' hotel arm,
PCH Hotels and Resorts, is currently
operating 1,464 rooms and will add 587
more next year when the restoration of
the historic Battle House Hotel is
complete in Mobile and construction
ends on 'the new Montgomery
Convention Center Hotel and Spa.
The hotels operate under the
Marriott brand or its more upscale
Renaissance label, and their prices can
approach $300 per night. But finding an
open room at some locations -
particularly the Renaissance Ross
Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in
Birmingham -- can be difficult at times.
"People want first-class facilities,"
Bronner said.
In the capital city of Montgomery,
Bronner has worked with local officials
to build a convention hotel and spa that
is part of a riverfront development
project including an expanded
convention center, a Broadway-style
theater, a minor league ballpark, an
amphitheater, and a riverside park.
"This is the linchpin," Mayor Bobby
Bright said as he stood inside the hotel
scheduled to open in late 2007.


Poolside at the magnificent Ross Bridge
Birmingham, AL.


Suwannee/Lafayette
Retired Educators met for
the January meeting at
Mayo Caf6. Bill McMillan,
president, called the
meeting to order, fol-
lowed by, the flag salute,
prayer and reading of the
minutes by Dorothy Jean
Johns. The treasurers re-
port was given by Ken-
neth Lee, community ser-
vice report by Elouise
Green, scholarship report
by Vy Ritter, publicity re-
port by Laura Hodges and
a report by Joanette
McMillan, state trustee,
on how well our group is
supporting state scholar-
ships.
Lafayette State Bank
Vice President of Opera-
tions Officer Mary Beth
Hamlin shared about all
the different ways people
are stealing money from
the bank and therefore
from all its customers. She


gave out brochures to
help members be aware of
what's happening. Ham-
lin told members to call
the Sheriff's Office as well
as their local bank if they
know they have been
scammed or money stolen
from their account. She
said to do this as soon as
possible and to immedi-
ately close all accounts af-
fected.
The meeting was ad-
journed and lunch was
enjoyed by all. Four door
prizes were awarded.
The next meeting will
be held Monday, May 7 in
Live Oak Community
Church, 830 Pinewood St.
SW, Live Oak, across from
the old Winn-Dixie build-
ing. Scholarship winners,
new retirees and the win-
ners of the Grandparents
Contest for fifth grade
students will be honored.
The meeting will begin at


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IDENTITY THEFT: Pictured, I to r, Suwannee/Lafayette Retired Ed-
ucators members Carolyn Winburn and Judy Strickland listen to
guest speaker talking about against identity theft and banking
scams. Photo: Laura Hodges




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nrietvy o snack rfooads will be
offered. Some new booths
this year will feature a
Mardi Gras store, face
Painting, basketball
shootout and much, much
more.
The parishioners of San
Juan Mission cordially in-
vite the community to
come and join them in cel-
ebrating this centuries old
Christian tradition.


e entrance to the stunning Shoals Hotel in Florence, AL.


Sentell, whose office is a few blocks
away, said it's amazing to see the
change along Montgomery's riverfront.
"This will bring: a lot of people to
Montgomery who've just driven down I-
65 to the beach," he said.
At the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism
Bureau, executive director Debbie
Wilson said the opening of the Marriott
Shoals Hotel and Spa on the Tennessee
River in 2005 made the northwest
corner of Alabama a destination for
regional conventions for the first time.
"We've never been able to host a
meeting of that size," she said.
The success is proven by local
lodging tax collections, which were up
52 percent for the first nine months of
the year, she said.
The Retirement Systems' hotels and
a new office tower added to the Battle
House in Mobile represent more than
$500 million in investments.
The Retirement Systems uses other
investments in TV stations and
newspapers across the country to get
several million dollars in free
advertising each year to promote its golf
courses and hotels. It's a freebie other
resort developers can't match.
But not all has gone according to
Bronner's plan.
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005
closed the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort
in Point Clear for a year and delayed
renovation on the Battle House across
the bay in Mobile.
Because of that, the hotels lost $5
million in fiscal 2006 because of the
shutdown of the Grand Hotel and
skyrocketing insurance rates that
followed the hurricane. The pension
fund is forecasting a $5.5 million profit
this year.


Bronner said he never expected a
quick return. "A convention hotel runs
negative for two or three years until you
get in the convention cycle," he said.
Praise, however, has been quick for
Bronner.
"Dr. Bronner is the most significant
developer in Alabama's tourism
industry ever," Sentell said.
If you go
The Retirement Systems' hotels,
range for room rates, and phone
numbers:
* Grand Hotel Marriott Point Clear
Resort and Spa, Point Clear, $169-$279,
251-928-9201
* Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa,
Florence, $109-$169, 256-246-3600
* Montgomery-Prattville Hotel and
Conference Center at Capitol Hill,
Prattville, $129-$189, with the.
presidential cottage, including personal
chef and butler for $5,000, 334-290-1235
* Marriott Auburn-Opelika Hotel and
Conference Center at Grand National,
Opelika, $109-$159,334-7414-292
* Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf
Resort and Spa, Birmingham, $179-$240,
with suites up to $1,500, 205-916-7677
* Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel,
Mobile, $129-$1809, 251-438-4000
* The Battle House, Mobile, $149-$209,
251-415-3086 (opening April 2007)
p Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and
Spa, Montgomery (opening late 2007).
On the Net:
* Hotels: pchresorts.com
* Golf: rtjgolf.com


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Mardi Gras



celebration


planned for



February 17

San Juan Catholic Mis-
sion, Braniord will hold
their annual Mardi Gras
celebration on Saturday,
February 17.
A Mardi Gras parade,
complete with beads for
everyone, will kick off the
celebration at 10:30 a.m.
The parade will form on
the church grounds and
will proceed down
Craven Street, cross Plant
Avenue past Branford
High School, continue
down Jenkins Avenue to
Suwannee Avenue, turn-
ing onto 27 and then
down Owens. Avenue to
end at the church
grounds.
Anyone interested in
participating in the parade
as a group, as a family, as
a business, as members of
a neighborhood, as indi-
viduals or just because pa-
rades are fun to be in, is
urged to do so. Decorate a
tractor, car, bicycle, trailer,
vour kids or whatever you
fancy. Join the parade and
have a great experience
and grand time.
The carnival will begin
at 11 a.m. and last until 5
p.m. There will be Mardi
Gras beads and masks, all
kinds of games for the
young and Bingo for the
young at heart. There will
be entertainment and a
SILENT AUCTION
throughout the day. There
will be a cake walk game
along with lots of deli-
cious baked goods for
sale.
An assortment of deli-
cious foods including au-
thentic Cajun Jambalaya,
Spanish foods, hamburg-
ers and hot dogs and a va-
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Is there is a particular type of
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that is not being covered
presently? Please let us hear
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You may email us at
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write to us at P.O. Box 248,
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or even drop by our office
located on US 129 in
Branford.

Lafayette County
Schools closed for
President's day
Lafayette District Schools
will be closed on Monday,
Feb. 19, in observance of
President's Day.


Test your knowledge and win!!


Test your knowle
with our weekly "T
Contest." We will h


edge one Trivia question fea-
'rivia tured each week some-
iave where in our paper. The
answers will be multiple
choice and will cover a
vast variety of subjects. All
you have to do is locate
the question for that week,
( it will always be in the
starburst, but may be lo-
cated anywhere in the pa-
per), call the Mayo Free
Press office at 294-1210
and give us your answer.
If we are not in leave a
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.. choice and phone number.
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SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AD-
DRESSES MAYO ROTARIANS:
Lafayette Elementary School
Principal Marion McCray ad-
dressed fellow Mayo Rotari-
ans on Wednesday, Feb. 7,
about school grades and
some of the goals they hope
to reach throughout this
school term. She also men-
tioned some of the rewards
such as pajama parties given
to students who improve their
grades. Photo: Ira Mikell


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your answer for the week.
If your answer is correct
(first guess only) we will
take your name and phone
number and enter it into a
drawing to be held at the
end of the contest which
will run through the end
of March. Each week that
you guess correctly, we
will enter your name
again. So the more you
play the more chances you
have to win!! Get ready to
play.
Winner will receive 4
tickets to Wild Adventures
or a gift card of $25 to Dol-
lar General, your choice.


Michael Anthony
Wimberly
Michael Anthony Wim-
berly, age 58, died Friday,
February 9, 2007, as a result
of an automobile accident.
A native and lifelong resi-
dent of Mayo, he was em-
ployed as a truck driver.
He is survived by his
wife of 27 years, Becky
Wimberly of Mayo. Other
survivors include 3 sons,
Menji Wimberly of Mayo,
Cody Wimberly and wife
Shila of Lee; Scott Wimber-
ly of Mayo; 1 daughter,
Kim Barrineau; 2 brothers
Rodney Wayne Copeland


and Rocky Copeland; 1 sis-
ter Janice Walker; and 3
grandchildren Alexis Price,
Chelsea Barrineau, and
Cole Wimberly.
Funeral services were
.held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
February 13, 2007, at Burns
Morgan Memorial Chapel
in Mayo with interment at
Midway Cemetery. The
family received .friends at
the funeral home on Mon-
day, February 12, from 6-8
p.m.
Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home, Mayo and Perry,
was in charge of all of the
arrangements.


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warning label of Slentrol.
These reactions include
headaches, nausea, vomit-
ing, abdominal distention,
diarrhea, abdominal pain,.
and flatulence.
What is causing many
dogs to become obese?
Several factors come into
play, according to Jackson.
To illustrate, he says that
like humans, they tend to
sometimes eat more than
what their bodies can nor-
mally digest. For example,
according to Jackson, pet
owners will sometimes
over-feed their animal
companions with with ex-
cessive table food, not re-
alizing the harm that
could result later later in
their pet's life. "Obesity
does lead to other prob-
lems," Jackson warns. An-
other cause is the failure to
place the dog on a consis-
tent exercise plan, accord-
ing to Jackson.


In addition to exercising
and cutting back on table
food, Jackson advises oth-
er forms of treatment
should be used before
placing the dog on the diet
pill. For example, his vet-
erinary clinic offers spe-
cialty diet foods that do
work. "We offer high qual-
ity maintenance and pre-
scription foods that allow
dogs to enjoy a full meal
without the extra calories"
Jackson said.
If you believe your dog
is overweight, Jackson en-
courages you to contact
him or your local veteri-
narian for additional infor-
mation or to schedule an
appointment for an exami-
nation to determine
whether it could be a can-
didate for the diet pill or
other alternative forms of
obesity treatment. Jackson
can be reached at the
Mayo Town and Country
Animal Hospital at 294-
5000.


Step


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participate in this event
and help make it a huge
success. "We hope that
you will join us at one of
the community events on
Feb. 23, to promote Step
Up Florida in our county,
but most of all, we hope
that you adopt physical
activity as a lifestyle,"
Robin Pearson, Director of
Nursing, said.
Trawick likewise hopes


many people of the com-
munity, both children and
adults, will come out and
support the event. "I chal-
lenge each and every citi-
zen in Lafayette County
to get up, be active, and
make Step Up Florida a
success in 2007," Trawick
said.
For additional informa-
tion or if you would like
to register for this upcom-
ing event, call Pamela
Trawick at 294-1321.


Tribute to 9unt SybiC

Aunt Sybil was a special person, faithful to the end.
She has a special place in my heart
I'm honored to'call her aunt and friend.

Even though she had trials and cares,
she was always doing good deeds.
Without prejudice and partiality,
She helped those in need.

When'someone was in trouble or sick,
Or maybe just needed a lift.
She was faithful to stop and visit bringing a thoughtful gift.

It might be her famous nutcake, hunting cookies, tasty peach pie or
delicious mayhaw jelly cake, so pleasing to the palate and eye.

When raising her family, she trusted in God above.
She's given to each one that special touch of love.

She was faithful to her church, helping in so many ways.
I know that she loved each member
And for them took time to pray.

She was a true soldier for Jesus, her faith was steady and strong.
She had a good sense of judgement, portraying right from wrong.

When Aunt Sybil meets her God,
He will say "Enter in child, well done."
You have been a faithful servant. You have run the race and won.

Inez Walker 9Adams
February 1, 2007 335648-F


Lynn Bannister, a Representative of United States Senator Bill Nelson, visited Mayo to hear any concerns Lafayette County res-
idents may have. Bannister was in the Supervisor of Elections office on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. Left to right: Lynn
Bannister, and Ruth .and Roger Clifton of Hatch Bend. Photo: Ira Mikell.,
















THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AND THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY COMMISSION ARE SPONSORING

A PROJECT TO COLLECT, RECYCLE, TREAT AND PROPERLY

DISPOSE OF THESE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES.


SWANTEDo-


Used Oil
Oil Filters
Gasoline
Anti Freeze


Batteries
Fertilizers
Pesticides
Insecticides


Poisons
Computers
Televisions
Aerosol Cans


DANGEROUS
*If a container leaks, pack it in a larger container
with an absorbent material such as cat litter or
oil absorbent.
*Do not mix different or unknown materials together.
*Containers must be labeled. .(If you cannot identify
the contents then label it unknown.)
*Pack the containers in boxes with dividers.


Household Cleaners
Fluorescent Lamps
Pool Chemicals,
Paint Thinners


Paint & Paint Products
Photographic Solutions


NOT WANTED
*Explosives such as ammunition,
dynamite, and blasting agents.
*Reactives such as crystallized ethers, picric
acid, and sodium and phosphorus metals.
*Radioactive or infectious wastes.
*Pressurized cylinders such as propane
or LP gas tanks and compressed gasses.


SATURnAY, ,FSnUAAY 17TH

TO PERRY
MAYO
MAYO COMMUNITY coMn( ,

CENTER, 9AM-3PM HW


Call Chris Vann at 388294-1279 for more info.


Representative of Senator Bill Nelson visits Mayo



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Lafayette County Soil

and Water Conservation

District hosting annual

2007 speech contest
The Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation
District in conjunction with Lafayette 4-H will be host-
ing the Annual 2007 Speech Contest. This contest is
open to any Lafayette County resident in grades 6-12.
For more information, including 2007 Guidelines,
Rules and Topic, contact the Lafayette 4-H Office at
294-1279 before March 1, 2007.


Bronson warns about storm related scams


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bron-
son is warning people not to
fall for potential scams'as re-
covery gets underway from
recent devastating tornados.
Bronson says people need
to especially beware of con
artists posing as contractors
offering to make repairs to
damaged homes. There are
also bogus charities that will
use a natural disaster to col-
lect donations on behalf of


the victims and then pocket
the money. Bronson urges
consumers to contact his of-
fice to make sure a charity is
registered and if so, what
percentage of the donations
raised are spent to help peo-
ple.
"The storm victims are
dealing with a tragic loss of
lives ahd property and I do
not want them to be victim-
ized a second time by a con
artist posing as a repairman,
"Bronson said. "I also know


that our residents are com-
passionate and will want to
help and I intend to make
sure the assistance goes for a
legitimate purpose and not
just to line the pockets of a
scam artist."
In the past, the Depart-
ment has received com-
plaints following natural
disasters from consumers
about people taking money
for home repairs and then
disappearing. In some cases
con artists go door to door


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telling consumers they have
leftover materials from other
jobs and will make repairs at
a discounted price and take
the money in advance. In
other cases they will ask for
money up front to buy mate-
rials and take the money and
run.
Bronson says there are
things people can watch for
that should raise a red flag.
Some tips on how to spot a
scam artist offering home re-
pairs include:
Usually solicits door to
door and has "just finished a
job down the street".
Arrives in an unmarked
vehicle.
May .claim to have left-
over materials from another
job and can do the work at a
discount.
Has a motel or post of-
fice box as'an address but no
regular street or business ad-
dress.
Asks the homeowner to
obtain all necessary building
permits.
Bronson says there are
also simple steps the public
can take to protect them-
selves from home repair rip
offs. There are also ways
people can make sure a char-,
ity is legitimate and is
spending the donations on
the people who need it most.
Call the Construction In-
dustry Licensing Board with
the Department of Business
and Professional. Regulation
at (850) 487-1395 to make
sure the contractor is li-
censed.
Contact your local coun-
ty or city building inspec-
tor's office and ask if they are
familiar with the contractor.
*Get more than one writ-
ten estimate, especially on
large jobs. Make sure the es-
timates include a complete
description of all the work to
be done, the costs and com-
pletion dates.
Ask for and verify local
references .
Don't automatically ac-
cept the low bid, especially if
it is considerably lower. The
'low ball' contractor may in-
tend to ask for more money
after the job is underway
and may not be able to meet
contract specifications and
obligations.
For charities:
Call the Department's
Consumer Hotline at 1-800-
HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352)
to find out if the charity is
properly registered or ex-
empt.
Find out the complaint
history of 'charitable organi-
zation.
*Call the Department to
find out exactly how much
of the donations are spent on
administrative costs such as
rent, supplies and salaries,
how much is spent on
fundraising and how much
actually goes, to aid the
storm victims. That infor-
mation is also available on
the Department's website at
http:/ /www.800helpfla.co
m.
Consumers with question
about a business or wh
want to file a complaint c
also call the Department
Agriculture and Consum
Services' Hotline at 1-80
HELP FLA.

LCCC call

for art
Lake City Commu
College (LCCC) is issui
call for art to artists i
five-county district,
throughout North Flo
The college seeks indo


from resident artists i
of the counties serv
the college (Baker, C
bia, Dixie, Gilchris
Union) and outdo
from artists in the re
throughout Florida.
line for submission
posals is Feb. 2
*LCCC Executive
Library and Con
Services Jim Mor
754-4337,
morrisj@lakecitycc


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LAFAYETTE COUNTY




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Powe and Greshem ink letters! Darren Powe (left) and Aaron Greshem (right) inked letters-of-intent
last Wednesday in the presence of their parents, coaches and school officials. Powe will attend
,South Florida next season while Greshem will attend Florida State University. Both players were
named All-Staters this past season. photo by Ed Taylor


Greshem, Powe ink




letters-of-intent

First time school sends Lafayette Alumni game

two to Division I schools slated February 24
There is yet one more football
by Ed Taylor, Sports Correspondent game to be played this season
It was National Signing Day for high school and that will become a happening
football players last Wednesday but it was also a at 7 p.m. on February 24 when
day of excitement at Lafayette High School where Lafayette High School will hold
two Hornets ink letters-of-intent to play college their annual Alumni Game at the
football this fall. It marked the first time the local Dale Walker Stadium.
school has sent two players to Division I schools ,Hornet head football coach Joey
in the same year. Pearson is looking for. former
Aaron Greshem and Darren Powe both signed players who would like to com-
their letters in the presence of a large gathering at pete one more time. Any former
the school cafeteria last week. Greshem signed player who' would like to take
with Florida State while Powe inked with South part in the game should contact
Florida. Both players were All-State performers Coach Pearson at (386) 294-4136
this past season. Greshem was an All-State line- or Lance Braswell at (386) 647-


6467.


SEE GRESHEM, PAGE 2B


Hornets fall to Bronson

33-28 in district finals
by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent
In a low-scoring affair, the Bronson Eagles posted a 33-
28 win over top seed Lafayette last Saturday night in cap-
turing a district tournament championship on their home
court. Both teams advance on to the first round of region-
al play with Lafayette traveling to Tallahassee and Bron-
son staying home to host a first round game.
Both teams struggled desperately from the floor, the
charity stripe and the three-point arc most of the game. A
phase of the game that has haunted the Hornets all season
showed up again in the finals of the tournament. The
Hornets were unable to complete plays under the basket
and misfiring from the free throw line and the mistakes
took its toil on the Hornets offense. The defense for
Lafayette was the best of the season but shots just would
not fall inside.
Bronson held a 22-17 lead entering the fourth period
but the Hornets rallied to claim a 25-23 lead on a lay in by
Eric McIntyre. With the lead, 3:03 on the clock and the
ball, the Hornets began to work the dock a little prema-
turely. Jonathan Sellers was tied up on a double team
near mid court. Bronson tied the game at 25-25 but the
Hornets led 27-25 on two free throws by Sellers with 1:53
to play. On a strong move on the inside, James Rivers
scored and was fouled by James Dees. Rivers converted
the old-fashioned three-point play to give his Eagles a 28-
27 advantage.
On four possessions inside the final minute;, Lafayette
turned the ball over three times on the fourth Ramal Reid
missed the front end of a bonus. Reid got to the free
throw line by picking off an Eagle pass and racing up
court. He made the basket but the score was nullified
when an official ruled he was fouled before the shot.
Trailing 29-28, Jonathan Edwards stood at the charity
stripe with a chance to tie the game. He connected on his
first attempt but missed on the second shot. Bronson
came away with the ball and a 29-28 lead.
The Eagles extended their lead to 31-28 on two free
throws by C.J. King with four seconds left on the clock.

SEE HORNETS, PAGE 2B


LILLI PRINE (3) FOUND HERSELF well covered by a Maclay player when the two teams met Thursday
night. Lafayette posted a 53-33 win over Maclay to advance on to semi-final play. The win improved the
Lady Hornets to 24-2 on the season, photo by Ed Taylor


Lady Hornets shake off



fifth ranked Maclay 53-33

Land, Reid lead netted, 15
points and had "'
Lafayette offense nine'rebound


LAFAYETTE'S JONATHAN SELLERS (4) SCORED ahead of a Bron-
son defender in the championship game of the boys district tour-
nament at Bronson last Saturday. The Hornets fell 33-28 to the
host Eagles. Tallahassee will be the next stop for Lafayette tonight
in regional play. phoo by Ed Taylor


by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent
Lafayette girls head bas-
ketball coach Jimmy
Blankenship was on edge
just before his team took on
the state's number five
ranked team last Thursday
night in the opening round
of regional basketball play.
The Lady Hornets hosted
Maclay out of Tallahassee
in what promised to be a
fans delight to watch. But
when. the final horn had
sounded it was the Lady
Hornets going home with a
53-33 win and a date in
Jacksonville for a semi-final
match up with either Uni-
versity Christian or
Hawthorne. ,.
Natalie Land, who played
most of the game in foul
trouble, scored 17 points to
lead Lafayette. Also in foul
difficulty was freshman


tunonicially)
to go with five
assists and four steals.
Apart from a dismal sec-
ond period, the Lady Hor-
nets looked impressive and
well focused for the task be-
fore them. In fact, the game
was decided in the first
eight minutes when
Lafayette blew out to a 16-0
- lead behind some excellent
first quarter defense that
forced Maclay into eight
first period turnovers.
Lafayette had 11 second
chance points on the
turnovers en route to a 18-2
first quarter lead.
"We were ready to play
tonight," said Coach
Blankenship, who saw his
team disperse of a pre-
game fear. "We were afraid
that Maclay would come
out and get some early bas-

SEE LADY, PAGE 2B


LAFAYETTE'S NATALIE LAND (11) PUT UP a shot over a
MaClay defender during the opening round of the girls re-
gional basketball tournament last Thursday night. Land
played most of the game in foul trouble did manage 17 points
in a 53-33 win over the visitors, photo by Ed Taylor












Edwards, Sellers combine to lead Lafayette past Branford


by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent

Junior Jonathan Edwards
scored a game high 20
points and Jonathan Sellers
drilled two three-point bas-
kets and finished with 16
points as the Lafayette Hor-
nets posted a 64-50 win
over rival Branford. The
two teams met in the sec-
ond round of the boys dis-
trict tournament at Bronson


Lady

Continued From Page 1B

kets and maybe take the
crowd out. We feed off the
crowd. We told them we
needed to jump out quick
out of press and we did."
Lafayette took a 22-2
lead early in the second pe-
riod on a driving layup by
Cartesha Macklin who
took a nice assist from
Land. That came at the 5:17
mark of the second period.
The well nearly went dry
for the Lady Hornets the
rest of the first half. In the
final five minutes they
could only manage one
field goal as Maclay came
roaring back to make a
game of it. The visitors
went on a 10-2 run to trail
24-12 at the half.
"Give Maclay all the
credit. They weathered the
storm," Blankenship said.
"They got back because we
made some mistakes in the
second quarter that let
them get back. They start-
ed getting some things and
defensively we had some
problems as well."
The Lady Hornets found
themselves faced with
some serious foul trouble
when both Reid and Land
picked early fouls before
the half time. Reid was
whistled for her third per-
sonal at the 5:36 mark of
the, second quarter. Reid
was relegated to the bench
leaving Lafayette without
anyone to go hard to the
boards. Land picked up
her third in the third peri-
od at the 2:51. mark and
number four came only a


Hornets

Continued From Page lB

The Hornets had the ball
and time to get up court
for a three-point attempt
but on the inbounds play,
King came up with a loose
ball for the Eagles and
drilled a jumper for the fi-
nal 33-28 margin.
It was a dejected Hornet
team who sat in disbelief
over the loss.
Bronson held a 8-4 lead
after the first eight minutes
of play as both teams could
not get any offense going.
The Hornets went almost
five minutes before they
scored in the second peri-
od. But the Eagles were as
equally bad. With 3:16 to
play before half time,


last Friday night.
It was a come-from-be-
hind effort for the Hornets
in subduing an improved
Branford team, winners of
their final four regular sea-
son games. The Hornets
held a 27-21 lead going into
the third period but the
Bucs came out with the hot
hand at the onset of the
third stanza claiming a 36-
31 lead. Branford used a
2007 Lafayette County




minute later. Reid picked
got her fourth personal
with 1:18 left in the third
period.
The Lady Hornets
opened up the second half
much in the style they used
at the onset of the game.
Maclay made no adjust-
ments to handle the Lady
Hornets pressure defense,
turning the ball over on
their first three possessions
of the third period. Behind
some strong floor play of
Macklin, the Lady Hornets
built the lead back to 20
points. Macklin hit two
long jumpers and Reid's
lay in off a Land assist
made it a 34-14 game. Mar-
la Alcazar drained a long
three-pointer as Lafayette
led 41-21 after three peri-
ods.
"We knew we had to
jump on them in the third
quarter," said Coach
Blankenship. "That is our
type of game, the way we
played at the start of the
first quarter and the third
quarter. We have to play
that the whole time."
Cartesha Macklin fin-
ished with eight points but
had some big baskets
while both Reid and Land
were saddled with foul
trouble and on the bench.
Alacazar ended up with
five points with TaQuelia,
Macklin and Sharhonda
Cherry netting four points
apiece.
Lafayette improved to
24-2 on the season with
Maclay finishing their year
with a sparkling 20-6
record.


McIntyre drilled a three-
pointer to tie the game at
10-10. Lafayette took their
first lead of the game, 12-
11, on a rebound basket by
Darren Powe with 1:29 to
play. Bronson led 15-12 at
the intermission.
Sellers led all scorer's
with his 13 points and the
only double figure scorer
for the Hornets. McIntyre
netted five points as did
Edwards. Powe and Jody
Watson finished with two
points each with Kade Bell
scoring one.
King topped the Eagles
scoring column with 10
points. Rivers finished
with seven and Bobby
Collins had six. Kelby Bar-
ber netted four points.


High School baseball pro-
gram
On Saturday February
24, Lafayette County High
School will play host to
Taylor County High School
in baseball.. There will be
two games played with the
J.V. starting at 1 and the
Varsity starting at 4.
Chicken and rice dinners
with all the fixings will be"
on sale at the field. The
price of the dinners will be


$5. Tickets for the dinners
will go on sale Monday
February 12. You may pur-
chase your tickets in ad-
vance or at the game.
On Saturday March 2,
the baseball program will
be holding a yard sale on
the front campus of the*
high school beginning at 8
a.m. Authentic Lafayette
County athletic uniforms
will, be part of the many
items. being sold. If you


would like to donate any
items to our yard sale,
please let us know. We will
be happy to pick up and
store any items you wish to
donate. We would also like
to invite you to join our
baseball booster club. Fit-
ted baseball caps are given
to all members. The fee for
joining is $30. We would
like to express our grati-
tude to everyone who has
purchased a sign to be


hung at our baseball field.
If you have not purchased a
sign and would like to,
please let us know.
We hope to see you at
some games and "thank
you" for supporting our
athletic programs, our
school, and our young men
and women. For more in-
formation, please contact
Stewart Hancock at (386)
935-0192 or Herbert Perry
at (386) 294-3773.


2007 Lafayette County High



School baseball program


On Saturday February 24, Lafayette County High
School will play host to Taylor County High School in
baseball. There'will be two games played with the J.V.
starting at 1 and the Varsity starting at 4.
Chicken and rice dinners with all the fixings will be
on sale at the field. The price of the dinners will be $5.
Tickets for the dinners will go on sale Monday Febru-
ary 12. You may purchase your tickets in advance or at
the game.


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On Saturday March 2, the baseball program will be
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athletic uniforms will be part of the many items being
sold. If you would like to donate any items to our yard
sale, please let us know. We will be happy to pick up
and store any items you wish to donate. We would also
like to invite you to join our baseball booster club. Fit-
ted baseball caps are given to all members. The fee for
joining is $30. We would like to express our gratitude
to everyone who has purchased a sign to be hung at
our baseball field. If you have not purchased a sign and
would like to, please let us know.
We hope to see you at some games and "thank you"
for supporting our athletic programs, our school, and
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backer and Powe was
named an All-Stater as a
defensive end.
Hornet head football,
coach Joey Pearson said he
was excited for both play-
ers. "They both put them-
selves where they are," he
said. "I am very excited for
them and their playing
ability stands alone."
Coach Pearson said he
plans to stay in touch with
the two Hornets as they
pursue their college career.
The Hornet mentor said
such signing is an incen-
tive for other players in the
program. "Seeing this will
give them more of an in-
centive to work harder," he
said.
Greshem finished the
season with 76 tackles and
45 assists. He had six quar-
terback sacks. Powe fin-
ished his senior season
with 52 first hits and 36 as-
sists. Powe had nine quar-
terback sacks. On the offen-
sive side of the football
Greshem pulled in eight
catches for 174 total yards.
"We are losing two four-
year starters," said Coach
Pearson. "They both are go-
ing be hard to replace."
Powe will join another
former Hornet player, Mar-
cus Edwards, at South
Florida. That had a bearing
on his decision to attend
South Florida. "That and
the fact they are a Big East
school," Powe said. "They
are a great football school
and it has a great atmos-
phere as well. Marcus is my
cousin and I look forward
to joining him there."
South Florida picked up
a bowl win this past season
and will return a veteran
team next season. Powe
said his first year at the
next level will be more of a
learning experience for
him. "I like the facilities


they have and they have a
great coaching staff," said
Powe, who plans on major-
ing in accounting. "Beside
the bowl win they had a big
win over West Virginia as
well."
Leaving Lafayette High
School is not going to be an
easy task, according to
Powe. "Mayo is a great
place to play football," he
said. "I have been playing
here since I was in the ninth
grade. I am going to miss
all of it."
Powe was a four-year
starter for Coach Pearson
and the Hornets. Pearson
said he has seen a tremen-
dous improvement in
Powe over the past two
seasons. "He had a great se-
nior year," said Coach Pear-
son. "Darren is just starting
to come into his own."
Coach Pearson said
South Florida will be a
great fit for Powe. "I think
he will have a great career
down there," said Pearson.
"Darren is a good kid and
comes from a good family.
He is a quite person but
does most of his talking on
the field. He has been a
good guy to have on the
team."
Greshem said he had lit-
tle trouble in deciding
where he would attend col-
lege next season. Florida
State has always been on
his mind. "I like everything
about it," he said. "Ever
since I was little I have been
planning on going there.
Also, my aunt and grand-
mother are graduates of
FSU. Around here you are
either for Florida or Florida
State. I have been back and
forth all my life. But here
recently I have watched
Florida State. When they
offered there was no doubt
in my mind to go there."
Like Powe, Greshem is a
four-starter for the Hornets
but a leader of quality as


well, according to Coach
Pearson. "When he first ar-
rived on campus he was a
leader," he said. "He is a
great playmaker. He made
a lot of big tackles for big
losses."
Coach Pearson said the
influence Greshem had on
other players will be
missed. "His attitude at
practice and throughout
the game fed to the other
players. He has helped us
to have a great defensive
team."
In the past two years the
Hornets have rolled up a
21-2 record, and Coach
Pearson credits Greshem
for the success of the pro-
gram. "He's .a leader and a
good one," he said.
The offer from the Semi-
noles caught Greshem by
surprise. "I was surprised
but it is like a dream come
true. I at first wrote it off
thinking it would never
happen," he said. "But
when they did offer it was
like, 'wow!' It took several
days to touch the ground
but I said that is where I am
going."
The All-State linebacker


said he hopes to be able to
make a contribution in his
first year in the Seminole
nation. "I think everyone
who goes to the next level
has that hope," he said. "I
am going to go and do the
best I can and see what I
got."
Like Powe, Coach Pear-
son feels that Greshem
made the right choice and
will have a good career in
Tallahassee and should be
ready to play in the first
season there. "Physically he
is going to be ready to go
when he gets there," he
said. "The style of practice
will be different. He has al-
ways played multiple posi-
tions here but he will have
to adjust to playing just one
position. Given the oppor-
tunity, I think Aaron will
do fine."
Powe and Greshem grew
up playing football togeth-
er and had hopes of playing
on the same team at the
next level. However, each
student/athlete is happy
with their choices and looks
forward with great antici-
pation to the next college
football season.


LAFAYETTE ALL-STATERS Darren Powe (left) and Aaron
Greshem were all smiles after inking letters-of-intent
last Wednesday. It marks the first time Lafayette football
Hornets sent two players to a Division I school in the
same year.photo by Ed Taylor I,


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Military News

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Elizabeth Tysall Branham,
was recently selected as the Army
Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year for
United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)


Patrice's School of Dance will



be dancing at the Daytona 500


SSG Branham competed
against the finest NCOs
throughout the USCENT-
COM population. SSG
Branham was named the
winner after a rigorous con-
tention that included marks-
manship, the Army Physical
Fitness Test, demonstration
of the Warrior Tasks and
Drills, an essay, and an ap-
pearance before a of Board
of USCENTCOM's Senior
Leadership. SSG Branham's
awards 'and decorations in-
clude the Meritorious Ser-
vice Medal, the Army'Com-
mendation Medal, the Army
Achievement Medal with
third Oak Leaf Cluster, the
Army Good Conduct Medal
with two loops, the National
Defense Medal, the Global
War on Terror Service Rib-
bon, the NCO Professional
Development Ribbon, the
Army Service Ribbon, the
Overseas Service Medal, Ex-
pert Qualification on the
M16A2 Rifle and M9 Pistol,
the Army Drivers' Badge,
and the German Schutzen-
schur Expert Marksmanship
Rope.


SSG Elizabeth Tysall Branham

SSG Branham is attending
the NCO Academy at Fort
Gordon, Georgia and is cur-
rently stationed at US-
CENTCOM,' Macdill Air
Force Base, Tampa.
Her immediate family in-
cludes Tommy and Cindy
Tysall, Jackie Tysall, Travis
and Lacey Tysall, Raymond
Dees, two sons: Trevor (5),
Thomas (2), and she is de-
lightfully married to Big Em
Branham.
Thanks and have an
ARMY Strong day!
Liz Branham


Minister retired,


wife teaches Bible


class for women

.


Shown are Malcolm'
Whittington and his wife
Jonnie. He retired after 51'
years as a minister. They
now live in Mayo, but he
was a preacher in Tavares
for six years and previous-
ly was the pastor at the Al-
ton Church of God for five
years. Their son John Whit-
tington is pastor at Light-
house Christian Center,
where his mother teaches
piano.
They are the parents of
Debbie Dansby, whose


husband Dale is pastor at
the Branford Church of
God. Jonnie is holding a
six week Bible study on
Women of the Bible based
on a book she authored. It
will be taught at the Bran-
ford Church of God on the
second and fourth Tuesday
of February, March and
April beginning at 7 p.m.
The teaching gives a mod-
em day version and the
Bible story taught on the
things learned from the
Biblical women.


Lafayette County to hold

Toxic Roundup Feb. 17
Bring household hazardous wastes such as paint, insec-
ticides, used oil, solvents, fluorescent lamps, used batter-
ies, old fertilizer, cleaning chemicals and stale gasoline to
the 2007 Lafayette County Toxic Roundup. The Toxic
Roundup will be at the Mayo Community Center on Sat-
urday, February 17, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. These items are
some of the many household hazardous wastes that the
Toxic Roundup will safely dispose of for you. Proper dis-
posal of these products will help prevent contamination of
our water supply and keep our environment safe.
Simply bring your household hazardous wastes to the
. collection center and the trained attendants will unload
and handle all your hazardous wastes; there is no need to
even get out of your car! The process is quick, easy and
free of charge for Lafayette County residents and fee based
for businesses.
To transport these hazardous materials, carefully pack
the hazardous waste containers in boxes with dividers. If a
container leaks, pack it in a larger container with an ab-
sorbent material such as cat litter or oil absorbent. Do not
mix different or unknown materials together. All contain-
ers must be labeled. If you cannot identify the contents la-
bel it "unknown."
Do not bring explosives such as ammunition, dynamite
and blasting agents; reactives such as crystallized ethers,
picric acid and sodium and phosphorus metals; infectious
wastes; or pressurized cylinders such as compressed gas-
es.
For more information, call the County Extension office at.
386-294-1279. The Toxic Roundup is sponsored by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
Lafayette County Commission.


Patrice's School of Dance

Patrice's School of
Dance will be a part of
the biggest race in
Nascar again this year.
On February 16, they will
head to Daytona to per-
form at the 2007 Daytona
500 Tribute to America


Show presented by Nex-
tel featuring Kelly Clark-
son.
Clarkson will perform
three of her biggest hits
.from the 49th annual
race and it will be live on
Fox Sunday, February 18,


the approximately 2:45-3
p.m.
The dancers chosen to
go were: Ashley Jackson,
Beth Lee,'Risa Croft,
Ashley Suber, Kristin
Cone, Donna Robinson,
Kailey Sapp, Whitney


Shows, Frances Hilton,
Kelsey Brown, Jillian
Gee, Tania Hauser, Jessi-
ca Johns, Christina Bran-
non, (not pictured;
Courtney Jackson,
Kristin Stillwell, Cheryl
Byrd).


School Board Meeting Briefs...What's happening in your county...


REGULAR MEETING
Lafayette County School Board
December 19, 2006
10 a.m.

MEETING

Quick

.. Notes
Next Regular meeting: February 20,
2007

Students of the month for Decem-
ber presentations
LES Bryant Howell (k-2)
LHS Porcha Sherell (3-5)

Citizen Input Mr. John Dekle,
LHS Soccer Girls Coach, addressed
School Board about establishing a
booster club for the LHS Soccer pro-
gram. The School Board offered their
support in future endeavors of the
soccer booster club concerning


fundraisers, etc.

Consent Items: Approved Debra
Riley for the Account Clerk position
in the district finance office.for thedte-
mainder of the 2006-07 school year.
Approved the -individuals named
below as substitute teachers for the
remainder of the 2006-07 school year:
Substitute teacher Vonnie Jean Kirk,
Substitute Food service worker:'
Amanda Howard (pending satisfac-
tory TB test)
Approved the individuals named
below for teaching positions at
Lafayette Elementary School for the
remainder of the 2006-07 school year:
Sunny Wimberley Second grade
Stephen Clark Fifth grade
Jackie Hart Fifth grade

Action Items:
School Board approves account
clerk job description
School .Board approves request
from Lafayette County Drug Free


Please join Lafayette

FFA in celebrating

National FFA week
Display your old high school FFA jacket
During the week of February 17-24, 2007 Lafayette
FFA members ask the community members and busi-
ness owners to display your FFA jackets from your
high school days. Every day, FFA officers will be scan-
ning businesses and offices throughout the county to
find those who are proud to show their "Blue Jackets,
Gold Standards!" Each FFA jacket name that is dis-
played will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift cer-
tificate to Texas Roadhouse.
Join the celebration by showing off your jacket in
your own creative way to show your FFA pride!
If you are concerned your jacket will not be found,
please call Miss Land at 294-1701 to let her know where
the officers should go.




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(Behind Foodland Shopping Center)
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Starting Friday 2/16/07

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Coalition
Various school trips approved

Public Hearing adoption of new
school board policy manual. Public
hearing was conducted with no con-
cerns voiced. New school board poli-
cy manual was approved unanimous-
ly.

School Board approves STAR Plan -
(Special Teachers are Rewarded) Af-
ter review by the board the STAR
plan was unanimously approved.

LES 2006-07 school improvement
plan approved Presented by Marion
McCray, LES principal, and was ap-
proved unanimously.

School Board approves Title II-
D/Enhancing Education through
Technology Competitive RFP Tina
Hurst reviewed this item. Item was
approved unanimously. (RFP on file
in district office).


Old Timer's picnic

in Mayo Town Park
If you were around Lafayette County during the 40's
and 50's, then come on out to the park on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 24, at noon or thereabouts and bring a covered dish
for a little socializing and visit with some of your old
friends, they will probably be there.
This will be a great opportunity to see some of those pals'
of yesteryear and reminisce about old times. Don't miss
out on this opportunity. Better bring a chair too. Tables,
beverage, plates, etc. will be furnished.
In the event of rain, it will be held at the Community
Center. For more information contact Louise Buchanan at
386-294-1269 or Cosette Lewis at 850-321-2645.


Trees and Trails

REALTY
F. lack JackWson
Licensed Real Estate Broker
www.treesandtrailsrealty.com Office: (386) 294-1366
B i,4., Beautiful well kept home in Northwood
extras Delached garage, smrrming
pool and siting onl 1 16 acres Must be
seen $274.000MLu, s56589


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5.65 acres on Hiah.v-. ,; (.Ci.e to 4 acres in Suwannee County. Wooded
t.:.wrian p 1;i. IL L4t 578-43 lot and buildable. County grade frontage.
$39,900 MLS# 55180
40 Acres in Lafayette County. Hunting 71 Acres in Lafayette County with
tract with well, power, and septic. 2 highway frontage and already platted to
campers and shed already in place, be subdivided. $588,000 MLS# 57833
$179,000 MLS# 55080
82 Acres of nice pasture. Fenced and planted in Tift 9 grass. Power on property.
$492,000 MLS# 54182 335727-F


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Lafayette FFA members represent Florida FFA in Tallahassee


On Tuesday, January 2, Lafayette FFA members were
asked to represent the Florida FFA at the inauguration of
Commission Charles Bronson.
They arrived in Tallahassee and were greeted by Belin-
da Chason, State Agriculture Supervisor for the Depart-
ment of Education. She escorted them to the Capitol
where they met with Darica Hewett who works for
Charles Bronson. They met with Commissioner Bronson
and shared breakfast with him.
At 11 a.m. they watch the Inauguration ceremony and
ate lunch in the Commissioner's office. At 1:30 p.m. they
were taken to the Plaza beside the Governor's mansion
to watch the parade and assist industry leaders in Flori-
da in serving food to the many who attended the Inau-
guration. This was an exciting opportunity for the FFA
members to meet Florida dignitaries and agriculture in-
dustry leaders.
Those FFA members who attended were Kendall He-
witt, Emily Koon, Kevin Waters, Brandon Adams, John
Levi Vann, and Evan Barrington. Emily Land is the
sponsor of the group.


4 members in a heated debate with sponsor Emily Land.


1*


Emily Land and Belinda Chason, State Agriculture Supervisor.


Kendall Hewett and Emily Koon greet guests in the Commission-
er s office.


SFFA members "milk the cow" at the celebration.

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FFA members pose at the Department of Agriculture car.


Kendall Hewitt and Kevin Waters at the brunch table.


with Emily Land and Darica Hewett. See additional photos Page 5B


For more information about advertising on our Business Directory call
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Toll Free 800-343-3151
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Advance Funeral Planning
Mayo Chapel Perry Chapel
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Sales & Service
All Makes & Models


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Mechanic Welding A/C Work
Tractors, Farm & Construction Equip.
Office 386-935-3779
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FFA members handed out milk at the dairy farmers, Inc. booth with Mr. and Mrs. Art Darling.


Kendall Hewitt and Kevin Waters with Commissioner Bronson at the milk booth.


FFA members with "Smokey" at the celebration.




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this is notification that a private
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Mayo Legals
AGENDA
LAFAYETTE COUNTYrSCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
Regular School Board meeting, February 20,
2007 in the School Board Administration build-
ing beginning at 10 a.m.
1. Call to Order
II. Approval of minutes
Ill. Recognitions/Presentations
A. Student of the Month
IV. Citizen Input
V. Consent Items
A. Personnel: (1) Recommendations Non-In-
structional Substitutes
B. Approve request for maternity leave
B. Approve fundraising requests: (1) JV & Var-
sity Volleyball Program Car wash and $100
chance drawing; (2) 7th grade Sale of Domi-
no's Pizza Cards; (3) LHS Softball team Sale
of tickets for Wild Beast Feast, Sale of T-shirts
Feb. 20 March 2, 2007.
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VI. Action Items
A. Approve Emergency Transportation Agree-
ment between Lafayette County School Board
and Lafayette Health Care Center
B. Approve High School Major areas of inter-
est for Lafayette High School
C. Approve trips: (1) Sr. Class Grad Bash at
Universal, Orlando, FL. April 21-22, 2007; (2)
LHS Cheerleaders- UCA Cheer Camp at
Panama City Beach, FL, July 23-26, 2007; (3)
Debbie Land Recruiting trip to Athens, Ohio,
April 3-4, 2007 (expenses paid by DOE)
D. Approved amended STAR (Special Teach-
ers are Rewarded) Plan
E. Approve Evaluation Committee for A Busi-
ness Community (ABG) School Program
F Approve Addendum to Agreement between
North Florida Behavioral Health Partners, Inc.
and Lafayette County School Board.
G. Approve Debbie Singletary and Dana
Fillyaw (8th grade sponsors) and Superinten-
dent Fred Ward to go on eighth grade trip to
Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, April 28-
May 5, 2007
rH. Approve to seek bids for architect selection
I. Approve bills for payment
J. Approve budget amendments
VII. Items for information
A. Transportation Report
B. Principal's Monthly Financial Report on In-
ternal Funds
C. Purchase Orders
D. Financial Statement
ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND
THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE
MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OFTHE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTI-
MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
2/15-1-D
AGENDA
LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
WORKSHOP, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
School Board workshop, February 20, 2007 in
the school board administration building be-
ginning at 9 a.m.
School Board Workshops to discuss the fol-
lowing:
(1) STAR (Special Teachers are Rewarded)
plan
(2) Update on Construction project
(3) Other concerns
2/15-1-D, '


Blacksmithing

classes
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park in
White Springs offers begin-
ner blacksmithing classes
from 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays,
Feb. 16 and 23. Blacksmith
Roy Balthazard will teach
students how to "fire up"
the forge, and how to draw
out, bend, upset and twist
iron. Students must be at
least 18 years old and must
bring safety glasses, wear a
cotton shirt and closed-toe
shoes. Cost: $10 plus admis-
sion to the park, $4 for a ve-
hicle with up to 8 passen-
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Recognizin
As any parent of a school-
aged child knows, kids can
be cruel. Such cruelty is
only further magnified
when children have a learn-
ing disability, one that no-
ticeably comes to light in
the classroom. While this
can make kids feel as if
they're not as smart as the
rest of the class, that's typi-
cally not the case.
Children with learning
disabilities can be of aver-
age or above-average intel-
ligence. That's evidenced
by the nearly 3 million
schfool-aged children with
learning disabilities in the
United States alone. Such
figures, reported by the Na-
tional Center for Learning
Disabilities (NCLD), indi-
cate that children have a
strong possibility of being
diagnosed with a learning
disability. For parents, rec-
ognizing the different types
and symptoms can be a
great way to help kids
avoid having to struggle
needlessly.
Dyslexia
Most people have heard
of dyslexia and are proba-
bly aware it's a disability
where the brain has trouble
processing information cor-
rectly. Children with undi-
agnosed dyslexia can be at
a major disadvantage, as
classroom activity usually
revolves around reading
and writing. These are ar-
eas where dyslexia typical-
ly causes its biggest prob-
lems. While dyslexia is not
a reflection of a child's in-
telligence, poor grades can
result if the problem is un-
diagnosed.'
Part of what makes
dyslexia so difficult to diag-
nose is that children often
don't exhibit signs of the
disorder early on. Early
reading and writing, for in-
stance, typically poses no
problem. However, as stud-
ies shift toward grammar,
reading comprehension
and more in-depth writing,
children with dyslexia be-
gin to struggle.
Another symptom to look
out for is trouble speaking
and understanding others.
Difficulty with vocabulary
as well as structuring
thoughts are symptoms, as
is difficulty comprehending
what others are saying. Per-
haps the most damaging as-
pect of any of these symp-
toms is the effect on a
child's self-image. As men-
tioned, dyslexia is not a re-
flection of intelligence, but
children, especially those
whose problem goes undi-
agnosed, can falsely assume
that it is.
Dyscalculia
One of the toughest sub-
jects in school for most kids'
to grasp is mathematics.
Sometimes that difficulty
can be the result of dyscal-
culia, a learning disability
involving math. While each
disability with math is dif-
ferent, there are certain ear-
ly indicators parents should
be on the lookout for.
According to NCLD,
among the earliest indica-
tors are trouble under-
standing the meaning of
numbers; difficulty sorting
objects by shape, size or col-
or; trouble recognizing
groups or patterns; and
trouble comparing and con-
trasting by using concepts
such as bigger/smaller or
taller/shorter.
For school-aged children,
problems might be less sub-


tle. For example, children
with dyscalculia might
struggle memorizing times
tables. Math problems
could also prove exceeding-
ly difficult, as children
might not be capable of ap-
plying their knowledge and
skills.
A problem with organiz-
ing ideas with respect to
math could indicate dyscal-
culia as well. This is known
as a visual-spatial problem,
wherein the child will un-
derstand the needed facts


g the signs
to solve a problem but will
struggle putting those facts
and solutions down on pa-
per. If any of these prob-
lems go untreated or undi-
agnosed, older children,
such as those in high
school, will exhibit difficul-
ty moving on to higher lev-
el math courses.
Dysgraphia
Like dyscalculia, dys-
graphia, which concerns
problems with writing, has
the potential to be written
off by parents and educa-
tors alike. That's because
it's common for parents to
feel that their children will
struggle with math or writ-
ing as they did when they
were kids. However, dys-
graphia should be taken se-
riously, just like any other
learning disability.
Symptoms of dysgraphia
include poor handwriting,
difficulty with spelling,
and trouble putting
thoughts on paper. While
not everyone's handwrit-
ing will be perfect nor will
every child qualify for the


of learning disabilities
National Spelling Bee, it's children are better
important not to brush equipped to recognize their
aside these symptoms. own mistakes.
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March 24

in Branford

Would you like to be

the next Miss America?
Come join in the fun as Suwannee River Valley of
North Florida Pageants, Inc. hosts the First Miss
Suwannee River Valley Scholarship Pageant in Bran-
ford. Open to young women 17 to 24 years who reside
in the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford,
Columbia, Dbie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy,
Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union.
The pageant is affiliated with the Miss Florida and
Miss America Scholarship programs.
Pageant date: March 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Bran-
ford High School Auditorium.
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Reenactment to feature African American History


he role of African Americans
in the Civil War, from the
woman who worked as a
Union spy in the home of the Con-
federate president to the life of au-
thor and statesman Frederick Dou-
glass, will be featured in living his-
tory demonstrations at the Battle of
Olustee Reenactment on Friday-Sun-
day, Feb. 16-18.
Reenactors portray the lives of
such African American heroines as
Elizabeth Keckley, a seamstress who
was a lifelong friend of Mary Todd
Lincoln, and Mary Elizabeth Bows-
er, who worked as a spy for federal
forces while working as a domestic
servant in the home of Jefferson
Davis. Reenactors from the Daytona
Beach area attend the Olustee Reen-
actment to present the contributions
of both freed and enslaved blacks to
the Union cause during the Civil
War. The reenactors are organized by
Mary Fears, a retired educator,
whose son portrays Frederick Dou-
glass at the event. Other living histo-
ry presentations include Harriet Tub-
man, the most famous "conductor"
on the Underground Railroad.
More than 2,000 living history
reenactors gather each year at Olus-
tee Battlefield Historic State Park to
present historically accurate portray-
als of the war's toll on both civilian


143nd

Anniversary of

Florida's Largest

SCivil War Battle

and military life. Medical
demonstrations are planned
twice daily on Saturday
and Sunday. Period music
concerts, military camps
and drills, and the lives
of both soldiers and
civilians during the
war are portrayed
by reenactors. The
living history week-
end features a Civil
War-era battle reenactment on Satur-
day, as well as the reenactment of
the Battle of Olustee on Sunday. Sat-
urday's battle begins at 3:30 p.m.
and Sunday's battle is at 1:30 p.m.
The Battle of Olustee was fought
on Feb. 20, 1864. Full-scale artillery,
mounted cavalry, and three African
American regiments, including the
54th Massachusetts took part in the
fighting that day. The Battle of Olus-
tee was Florida's largest Civil War
battle, resulting in 2,807 casualties
and a Confederate victory.
Educational programs are planned
for Friday's School Day when both
public and private school students
are invited to attend the reenactment.
School groups may contact Mitzi
Nelson at 386-397-4461 to register
for the event. Admission on Saturday
and Sunday is $5 for adults and $2
for children over age 5. Student fees
are $1 on Friday's School Day. Chil-
dren under age 5 are admitted free of
charge. Food concessions will be
available. Pets are not allowed at
Olustee Battlefield Historic State
Park during the reenactment. For
more information, visit on-line at
http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/olustee/
or Olustee Battlefield Historic State
Park's Web address at www.Flori-
daStateParks.org/olustee/.


WHO: Battle of Olustee Reenactment
WHAT: Living history reenactors will present
historically accurate portrayals of daily life
WHEN: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18
WHERE: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
NOTE: Food concessions available. Saturday's battle
begins at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday's battle is at 1:30 p.m.
COST: $5 adults, $2 children over 5. School Day is
Friday, Feb. 16 with $1 admission for students.
CONTACT: Mitzi Nelson, 386-397-4461,
www.FloridaStateParks.org/olustee/


8 million multi-state settlement made with Bayer Company


TALLAHASSEE Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum
today announced that Florida and
29 additional states have reached an $8
million settlement with Bayer Corpora-
tion, resolving an investigation into the
marketing of a drug to lower cholesterol.
The settlement was part of a consumer
protection enforcement action initiated
over concerns that Bayer failed to ade-
quately disclose safety risks associated
with Baycol,.
In May 1998, Bayer began marketing
Baycol, a type of cholesterol-lowering
drug known as a station. Statins carry a
known risk of myopathy, a weakening of
the muscles, as well as a more serious
muscular
disease. Through post-marketing stud-
ies of its product, Bayer learned that the
risk associated with Baycol was signifi-
cantly higher compared to other stations,
particularly at higher doses and when
combined with another particular choles-
terol-lowering drug. Baycol was with-
drawn from theprescription drug market
in August 2001.
The investigation, initiated by the
states in 2004, alleged that while Bayer
informed the U.S. Food and Drug Ad-
ministration about these adverse effects,
the company failed to adequately warn
consumers.


"Manufacturers shouldn't be allowed
to hide medical information that doctors
rely on to prescribe the correct medicine
for their patients," McCollum said. "This
could potentially harm our citizens and
their safety is our priority."
Today's settlement requires Bayer to
pay a total of $8 million to the 30 partic-
ipating states. Florida's share of the set-
tlement funds is $200,000 and will reim-
burse taxpayers for the cost of the state's
investigation. The company must also
register most of its clinical studies and
then post the results at the end of each
study. Bayer is requited to fully comply
with the state laws regulating the mar-
keting, sale and
promotion of its pharmaceutical and
biological products. The company is fur-
ther prohibited from making false and
misleading claims relating to any such
product sold in the United States. The
settlement, filed today in Broward Coun-
ty in the form of a consent judgment, is
awaiting approval from a circuit judge.
In addition to Florida, participating
states include Arizona, Arkansas, Cali-
fornia, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas,
Kentucky, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North
Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Ten-


nessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wash-
ington and Wisconsin.
A copy of the Bayer settlement is



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ORLANDO, Fla. In its
fifth year as the official
destination for Family
Spring Break, Orlando re-
mains the ideal place for
families to reconnect, take
part in new activities to-
gether, and create long-
lasting memories. Accord-
ing to recent survey re-
sults, the focus of families
has turned away from ac-
cumulating wealth and
shifted towards travel and
spending time together as
a family.
"The most memorable
vacation from a child's
perspective, according to
a recent survey, is one
where children participate
in out-of-the-ordinary ac-
tivities with their par-
ents," said Kelly Repass,
senior director of research
for the Orlando/Orange
County Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Inc. "Or-
lando is brimming with
new adventures families
can experience together to
make Family Spring
Break 2007 one of the
most memorable family
vacations, for children
and parents alike."
With nearly 100 attrac-
tions, Orlando offers fam-
ilies varied experiences
ranging from the largest
and most diverse collec-
tion of theme parks in the
world, exotic nature ex-
cursions and adventure
activities to exciting
spring events and cultural
activities. New attractions
for Family Spring Break
in 2007. include: the con-
tinuation of Disney's Year
of a Million Dreams cam-
paign and "Finding


Nemo-The Musical," at
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Park which brings the un-
dersea world of the film
"Finding Nemo" to life in
a whole new way; The
High in the Sky Seuss
Trolley Train Ride! at
Universal's Islands of Ad-
venture, which immerses
visitors in scenes from
various Dr. Seuss stories
via a trolley ride through
Seuss Landing and "Be-
lieve," a dramatic and
highly visual new Shamu
show.at SeaWorld Orlan-
do.
Throughout the spring,
Orlando is packed with
annual festivals and spe-
cial events perfect for
families. From April 14-
21, Kidzpalooza at Cy-
press Gardens Adventure
Park will feature special
shows by Curious George
and Clifford the Big Red
Dog, storytelling, face
painting and other kid-
friendly activities. The
Florida Strawberry Festi-
val in Plant City, March 1-
11, celebrates the fabric
of American life through
ethnic traditions, contests,
and top-name entertain-
ment, together with an
abundance of juicy straw-
berries. Beloved Dr. Seuss
characters come alive
when the Orlando Reper-
tory Theater presents
"Seussical the Musical"
April 13 May 6. For
more details and spring
event listings, visit orlan-
doinfo.com/springbreak.
In addition to new at-
tractions and special
events this spring, a vari-
ety of family-specific


package deals abound.
Starting at $129 per night
plus tax and based upon
availability, the Embassy
Suites Hotel Interna-
tional Drive South in Or-
lando offers a Family Fun
Dinner & Movie Package
that includes one free in-
house movie, two one-
topping pizzas, one large
pitcher of soda, a spacious
two-room suite, compli-
mentary fully cooked-to-
order breakfast daily, and
a complimentary two-hour
beverage reception night-
ly. Book six nights at the
Summer Bay Resort and
get the seventh night free.
Packages begin at $1,275
and consist of a fully fur-
nished condo, full
kitchen, washer/dryer,
separate dining room, and
a patio with a lake view,
Guests will also receive
$1 off per person at Rocky
Falls Adventure Golf, 10
percent off meals at the
on-onsite Denny's Restau-
rant and free transporta-
tion to Walt Disney World
Resort. With rates starting
at $259 per night plus tax,
the JW Marriott Orlando,
Grande Lakes offers a
Family Spring Break
package with two con-
necting deluxe rooms,
breakfast for two adults
and two children, 25 game
tokens for use in the JW
game room, unlimited ice
cream for kids, and more.
For more information
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Suites; The Ritz-Carlton
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Orlando; and Orlando
World Center Marriott,
v i s i t
orlandoinfo.com/spring-
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Orlando's Family
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catalyst for families to
spend quality time togeth-
er and grow individually
and as a family. For help-
ful hints to plan an Orlan-
do vacation, along with
attraction information,
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orlandoinfo.com/spring-
break or call 1-888-ORL-
4FUN. While in Orlando,
visitors can stop by the
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cated at 8723 Internation-
al Drive, at the southeast
corner of International
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Mailing Address: 6700
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lando, FL 32821
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The Orlando/Orange
County Convention & Visi-
tors Bureau, Inc. (Orlando
CVB) is the only officially
recognized sales and mar-
keting organization for the
Orlando and Orange
County area. Chartered in
1983 as a private not-for-
profit organization, we
represent more than 1,350
private businesses that
make up the area's tourism
industry. We are dedicated
to promoting the area as
one of America's great va-
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Visit now!
Thru May 28
Florida Museum to
display Tibetan treasures
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host
the exhibit, "Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents:
Feb. 3-May 28. Exhibit from The Newark Museum's
renowned collection includes rare objects and photos. Info:
352-846-2000, or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Thru April 14
Free tax help in Live Oak,
Branford and Jasper
AARP Tax Aide will provide free tax help for taxpayers
with middle and low income with special attention to those
age 60 and older, thru Saturday, April 14. Bring last years in-
come tax return with 2006 W-2s, 1099s and social security'
numbers for all dependents. Location and schedules for Live
Oak, Branford and Jasper: Live Oak: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1I
p.m., at Community Presbyterian Church, Pinewood Way,
across from Winn-Dixie, Live Oak and Saturdays from 9
a.m.-noon, at Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129
South, Live Oak; Branford: Monday afternoons by appoint-
ment only, 386-935-1556, 4-7 p.m., at Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, comer Suwannee Avenue and US 129, Bran-
ford; Jasper: Wednesday afternoons, 4-7 p.m., 386-792-2143,
by appointment only, at H.C. Pharmacy Assistance Building,
formerly old library. Info: Jack Wilson, local coordinator,
386-963-5023, Linda Young, district coordinator, 386-364-
8396, toll-free 888-AARPNOW (888-227-7669) or visit
www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Today!
Feb. 14
Early Learning Coalition board meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Florida's 'Gateway, Inc. will
hold a board meeting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the
Columbia County School Board Office, S.O.S. Building,
Room 130, Lake City. Info: Heidi Moore, 386-752-9770.

Today!
Deadline Feb. 14
Garden Club will take
orders for. caladium bulbs
Live Oak Garden Club will take orders for caladium bulbs
through Feb. 14. Available are reds, pinks and green/whites
for $6 per 10 bulbs. You may order from any Garden Club
member or call 386-364-4586 to place an order. The bulbs or-
dered will be available for pick up at the Garden Club on Sat-
urday, March 24. Thank you for your support of the Garden
Club.

Wednesday-Thursday
S Feb..14.-15 .. .... ) ,. :
Regional Science Fair at LCCC
Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair
will be held at Lake City Community College Wednesday-
Thursday, Feb. 14-15 for students in Baker, Bradford, Colum-
bia, Dixie, Gilchrist: Hamilton. Lafayette, Madison, Suwan-
n ee and LUnion counties Schedule: Wednesday, Feb. 14. judg-
ing of projects. 9 a.nm.-3 p.rmand open house for the commu-
nity, 3-6 p.m. in Howard G\mnasium. Awards ceremony, 10
a.m.','Thursday, February 15 in Levy Performing Airs Center
at LCCC. Winners will ad\ auce to the state and international
conilpeitiion. Into Cher.l Boice. microbiology professor, 386-
754-4251, boicec@lakecitycc.edu.

Thursday
Feb. 15
Building Your Financial Future classes
Building Your Financial Future is a four-hour financial
management program for adults of all ages. It is designed to
provide information which will help participants learn to bet-
ter manage their available resources. The Suwannee County
Extension Service is providing this program for a fee of $20.
The next session will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 from 1-5 p.m.
Consumer debt is a major problem for many families. They'
have more debt than they can pay. Savings are at an all time
low and personal bankruptcy is at an all time high. Financial
literacy is a problem nationwide for both adults and young
people. Info: 386-362-2771.

Thursday
Feb. 15
North Central Florida Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Council meeting
North Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Coun-
cil will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 at Haven Hos-
pice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville. The meeting will commence with an open ses-
sion. The council serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and
Union counties with a goal to improve the quality of life and


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Thursday
Feb. 15
NFCC will conduct
College Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m., 1:30
p.m. and 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in the NFCC Testing Cen-
ter, Building 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the
tests will be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24
houts before testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
Feb. 15
Branford Camera Club will meet
The Branford Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thurs-
day, Feb. 15 at Branford Public Library. Skip Weigel, a local
portrait photographer who has recently retired and moved to
Branford, will lead the program on Basic-Creative Portraiture.
If you're interested in learning the rules for taking good por-
traits and then break them in turn, you won't want to miss this
program! Bring your recent photos, photography observations
and questions and a small treat to share; and enjoy an evening
with photography enthusiasts. Membership not required.
Guest speaker for February will be Skip Weigel, local retired
portrait photographer. Info: Carolyn Hogue, program chair,
386-935-2044 or technical consultants: Dick Bryant, 386-935-
1977 or Dick Madden, 386-935-0296.

Register now!
Beginning mid to late February
Law enforcement and special
cross-over from corrections classes
NFCC Public Safety Academy offers law enforcement and
special cross-over from corrections to law enforcement class-
es beginning mid to late February from 6-11 p.m. in the Ca-
reer & Technical Center in building 13 on the Madison cam-
pus; Cost: financial assistance available; Info: William Sircy,
850-973-9482, sircyw@nfcc.edu.

Call for nominations!
Deadline Feb. 16
Call for nominations of a local African-
American woman
North Florida Community College and African-American
, Student. Union,call for nom nations of a local African-Ameri-
can woraun for Jen\ ethel Megkgt.A.grd,; Deadline,for nomi-
nations, 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16; Mail to: Jenyethel Merritt
Award Committee, c/o Devona Sewell, NFCC, 325 NW Turn-
er Davis Drive, Madison, FL 32340, or fax to 850-973-1697
or e-mail to AASU@nfcc.edu; Note: Follow The recipient
will be honored at a reception at the college Tuesday, Feb. 27;,
Contact: Devona Sewell, 850-973-9409.

Friday
Feb. 16 and 23
Blacksmithing classes at Stephen Foster
State Park
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs offers beginner blacksmithing classes from 9 a.m.-
noon, Fridays, Feb. 16 and 23. Blacksmith Roy Balthazard
will teach students how to "fire up" the forge, and how to
draw out, bend, upset and twist iron. Students must be at least
18 years old and must bring safety glasses, wear a cotton shirt
and closed-toe shoes. Gloves and an apron are optional. Cost:
$10 plus admission to the park, $4 for a vehicle with .up to 8
passengers. Space is limited to two students per class, Info:
386-397-1920, www.StephenFosterCSO.org.

Friday-Sunday
Feb. 16-18
Battle Of Olustee Reenactment
Living history reenactors will present historically accurate
portrayals of daily life during Battle of Olustee Reenactment
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18 at Olustee
Battlefield Historic State Park, Olustee. The park is located
on US 90, 15 miles east of 1-75 and Lake City and 50 miles
west of Jacksonville and 1-95. Admission $5 adults, $2 chil-
dren over 5. School Day is Friday, Feb. 16 with $1 admission
for students. Food concessions available. Saturday's battle be-
gins at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday's battle is at 1:30 p.m. Info:
Mitzi Nelson, 386-397-4461,
www.FloridaStateParks.org/olustee/.

Friday-Saturday
Feb. 16-17


ONE STROKE

PAINTING CLASSES
Since no local stores carry any Donna Dewberry
supplies, books, brushes, kits, etc, or Plaid Paint
Supplies anymore, you can now call me. I have


supplies on hand or will be glad to special, order
anything for you. Prices will be
Comparable or cheaper than
;_. any local store was. I will
also be starting new classes
right after Jan 1, 2007. Call
me for more info. Carolyn
Spilatore 386-208-4828
Email: crs@alltel.net or
S carolyns@poolerealty.com 331615-F


Mike Snider in concert at Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park
Mike Snider will be in concert Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for tick-
ets and reservations for camping. Info: 386-264-1683.

Saturday-Sunday
Feb. 17-18
Free Kids Music Camp
Free Kids Music Camp, open to all kids from 5-17 will be
held Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 17-18 at Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak. Weekend camps offer
four-two hour instructional sessions, arts and crafts, dinner on
Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon concert. Additional
dates have been set for 2007 Music camps. May 11-13, Aug.
10-12 and Nov 16-18. Reserve your places now by calling
386-364-1683. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for more in-
formation on the event or to make camping reservations.

Saturday
Feb. 17
The Boys Choir of Tallahassee youth
leadership workshop and concert
The Boys Choir of Tallahassee (BCT) will appear at 7 p.m.,
Saturday, February 17 in The Village Church, Advent Christ-
,ian Village, Dowling Park. Tickets: ACV Members: $10;
Adults: $15; Students, 13-18: $4; Children, 5-12: $3; Children
under: free Note: BCT will conduct a youth leadership
workshop from 3-4:30 p.m. which will focus on three major
topics: self discipline, cooperation and respect for others, and
respect for ones self for boys and girls between 8 and 18.
Workshop admission is free. Participants in the workshop will
receive a complimentary ticket to the concert. Info/registra-
tion: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5291, e-mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Monday
Feb. 19
Matters of the heart
Woman's Club of Live Oak home life committee in con-
junction with Suwannee County Health Department will spon-
sor a free session of Health Talks from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mon-
day, Feb. 19 at Woman's Club clubhouse on Eleventh Street,
Live Oak. Guest speaker: Stephanie Laidig, Chronic Disease
Health Promotion and Education Program (CDHPE) coordi-
nator, will be discussing important information about your
heart. Know the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke.
Your heart is an amazing instrument-you have the power to
keep it healthy. Future talks at same time and location to be
scheduled. Info: Rita, 386-776-1711 or 386-647-6163.


Tuesday i
Feb. 20 ..
LCCC presents the
musical Urban Cowboy
Tuesday, Feb. 20 Lake City Community College showcases
the musical Urban Cowboy. See the story of "Bud," the mod-
em cowboy, looking for love and life with a spirit of youth
and curiosity in this exciting: show of rugged urban song and
dance. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Levy Perform-
ing Arts Center on the campus of LCCC. Info: 386-754-4340.

Tuesday
Feb. 20
Some Enchanted Evening
NFCC Artist Series presents Some Enchanted Evening: The
Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.
20 at Van H. Priest Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison.:
Info/tickets: 850-973-1653, ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu. ,

Tuesday
Feb. 20
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE (Test
of Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at
NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus.
TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical
programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is required.
Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
Feb. 22
Dog obedience classes


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Suwannee Valley Kennel Club will hold dog obedience
classes starting Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., next to Winn-
Dixie in Live Oak. Cost: $40 for non-members/$35 for mem-
bers. Space is limited. Info: Brett Deutsch, 386-647-6344.
Tuesday
Feb. 20
Basics of Good Enough
Parenting workshop
Suwannee/Lafayette Task Force will host a parent work-
shop "Basics of Good Enough Parenting." at 2 p.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 20 at Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 US 129
South, Live Oak. Free and open to the public. Info: Karen
Woulf, 386-984-0056, kkwoulf@peds.ufl.edu.

Tuesday- Wednesday
Feb. 20-21
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC); GED tests; 6
p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 20-21, NFCC Technical Cen-
ter, Madison campus; Photo ID required; preparation courses
free; fee for test; Info/pie-registration: 850-973-1629.

Feb. 22
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the NFCC Testing Center, Build-
ing 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours
before testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Register now!
Deadline Feb. 22
United Way awards,
banquet and annual meeting
United Way of Suwannee Valley will host its 38th annual
awards banquet and annual meeting on Thursday, March 1 at
Lake City Community College Howard Gymnasium. Social
time from 6.:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; meeting from 7-8:30
p.m. All individual contributors as well as organizational con-
tributors are invited. Cost: $20 per person. Tables may be re-
served for groups of eight. RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 22.
Info/reservations: 386-752-5604.

Apply now!
Deadline Feb. 22
AARP Best Employers
for Workers Over 50
AARP calls for 2007 "Best Employers for Workers Over
50" applications. Businesses offering workplace practices
which greatly benefit workers 50 plus are encouraged to ap-


ply at www.aarp.org/bestemploy
22.

Rent tables now!
Feb. 24
Suwannee County 4-H
Suwannee County 4-H yard sa
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. The pub
in Exhibition II building at Suwa
1302 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
for $10 and outside tables are $5
ing the money earned from the t
banquet. Info: 386-362-2771.

Donations needed
Feb. 24
Space and tables avail
at Anna Miller Circle
Anna Miller Circle of Live Oa
will have space and sale tables a
yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 24. S
$5 or for space and use of their t
available for $2 each. All procee
an appointment to drop off all m
tions at the Elks Lodge. Info/don
364-4601 or Jeanne,Fannin, 386-

Saturday
Feb. 24
Hot Dog Stand
The Big 91.8 WQHL will be a
live remote from 11:30 a.m.-1:30
helping the Branford Woman's C
and pre-sale of tickets for its firs
Night. Crazy "J" will also be the
ning at 10 a.m., and ending at,3
ous charities. Please go by and st

Feb. 26
NFCC will conduct TA
(Test of Adult Basic E(
North Florida Community Coll
of Adult Basic Education) at 5 p.
NFCC Testing Center, Building 1
TABE is required for acceptance
programs. Photo ID required. Pre
Info/registration: 850-973-9451.


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MIKE SNIDER


February 16 & 17,2007


Place: Music Hall

at The Spirit of the

Suwannee

Music Park



Show time: 7:00 p.m.


Tickets are $15.00, seating will be limited,

so get your tickets now by calling

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

@ 386-364-1683.
327349-F


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ABE
education)
lege will conduct TABE (Test
m., Monday, Feb. 26, at
16, on the Madison campus.
into vocational/technical
,-registration is required.


Feb. 27
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE (Test
of Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at
NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus.
TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical .:
programs. Photo ID-required. Pre-registration is required.
Info/registration: 850-973-
9451.


Visit now!
Thru Feb. 27
Lady of the Lake
Quilt Guild Quilt
Exhibit
Lady of the Lake Quilt
Guild invites you to enjoy an
exhibit of oyer 50 hand-craft-
ed quilts being shown now
thru Tuesday, Feb. 27 during
regular library hours at Co-
lumbia County Public Li-
brary, 308 NW Columbia Av-
enue, Lake City. Info: Delores
Reiter, 386-752-4240, tin-
kal@atlantic.net. or library,
386-758-2101.,

Local art
needed!
Deadline Feb. 28
LCCC calls for art
Lake City Community Col-
lege (LCCC) is issuing a call
for art to artists in its five-
county district, and through-
out North Florida. The col-
lege seeks indoor art from
resident artists in each of the
counties served by; the college
(Baker, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist and Union) and out-
door art from artists in the re-
gion or throughout Florida.
Deadline for submission of
proposals is Feb. 28. Info:
LCCC Executive Director Li-
brary and Community Ser-
vices Jim Morris, 386-754-
4337, e-mail
morrisj@lakecitycc.edu.

Apply now!;
Deadline Feb. 28
Ms. Live Oak, Mrs.
Live Oak and Miss
Teen Live Oak
Contestants interested in
competing for the title of Ms.
Live Oak (ages 19-60), Mrs.
Live Oak (ages 20-60) and


Sign up now!
Deadline March 1
Volunteer orientations
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will hold
volunteer orientations from 10:15-11 a.m., on the second
Thursday, now thru December. Opportunities for docenting,
horticulture, fossil digs and more for adults and students age
12-17 include. No experience necessary, training provided;
Pre-registration required. Applications available for summer
positions on-line for adults Thursday, March 1 and for Junior
Volunteers, Friday, April 20. Info/registration: 352-846-2000,
ext. 21, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/, e-mail
jcrosby@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Nominations open!
Deadline March 1
Florida "Teacher of the Year" award nominations open
Nominations for the Florida 2006-2007 "Teacher of the
Year" award are being accepted through Thursday, March 1.
The announcement came from the award sponsor, Teachers'
Insurance PlanT, a car insurance program exclusively for
members of the educational community. The award will in-
clude $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that
teacher's school. The state winner will also be eligible for the
national award which includes a special recognition and a
$2,500 travel certificate. Teachers, students and parents can
nominate any of the state's more than 170,000 accredited
teachers. Nomination forms are available on-line at
www.teachers.com/toty. To nominate an educator, or yourself,
explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be the
Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability
to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribu-.
tions to their school, students or educational community.
Winners will be announced at the start of the next school
year.

March 1
United Way awards
banquet and annual meeting
United Way of Suwannee Valley will host its 38th annual
awards banquet and annual meeting on Thursday, March 1 at
Lake City Community College Howard Gymnasium. Social
time from 6:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; meeting from 7-8:30
p.m. All individual contributors as well as organizational con-
tributors are invited. Cost: $20 per person. Tables may be re-
served for groups of eight. RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 22.
Info/reservations: 386-752-5604.

March 3
Country Dance and Barbecue Night
Branford Woman's Club of Branford will offer Country
Dance and Barbecue Night Saturday, March 3. Dinner: 4-8
p.m. with a country dance from 7 p.m.- until. The event will
be held at Branford Shrine Club and the adjacent Land's
loading dock/pole barn. Cost: Dinner only $5; Dinner/dance
$8; or Dance only $5. Crazy "J" will play all your favorite
country dance music, Kelly Hunter from Sister's Caf6 will
sing a few of her favorites and DeeAnna Horton will teach
line dances. Hay rides for the kids, with signed permission of
course, and door prizes. Dine in or dine out. Advance reserva-
tions preferred, so they know how many to cook for. Proceeds
fund various charities. Info/reservations: Terri, 386-935-6532.

March 3
South's International
Folk Dance Competition
South's International Folk Dance Competition will be held
from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at James Rainwater Confer-
ence Center off 1-75 and Highway 84 in Valdosta, Ga.; Cost:
free with the annual Azalea International Folk Fair admission
of $5; Info/registration: www.folkdancecompetition.org or
Serena Huang, 229-506-1973 or e-mail her at
serenahuang@valdostaasianfestival.com.

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ers before the Thursday, Feb. Miss Teen Live Oak (ages 16-18) may request an application
before Wednesday, Feb. 28. Winners go to the Official Flori-
da State Pageant being held at Palm Beach Community Col-
lege in Eissey Campus Theatre. E-mail
MrsFlaUSA@alol.com, call toll-free 800-384-3600 or mail
full name, age, address and division to P.O. Box 1147, Loxa-
1 yard sale hatchee, FL 33470.
ale is scheduled for from 8-3
9lic may purchase table space Feb. 28
annee County Fair Grounds, Business startup workshop
Inside tables are available SCORE of Suwannee Valley will sponsor a workshop enti-
5. The 4-H council will be us- tled "Business Startup" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.
able rentals for the awards 28 in the meeting room at Guang dong Restaurant in Lake
City Mall. Local speakers. Topics: business plan, financing,
marketing and record keeping. Cost: $20, including lunch and
/! materials. Tickets available from any member. Info/tickets:
John Pierce, 386-344-2472 or SCORE, 386-755-9026, ext.
lable 3214.
able
yard sale Thru Feb. 28
k Elks Lodge on US 90 East Driver's license checkpoints
available for use during its The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license
Set up with your own table for and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Feb. 28 on Brown
able $10. Additional tables Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
ds will go to charity. Make 341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238, CR 135, Turner Road,
monetary and material dona- SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road, CR 250, CR
nations: Jody Walker, 386- 349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR 132, CR
-658-3362. 136, CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250, CR 252, CR 349,
CR 49, CR 795, SR 20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US 129 and
Mitchell Road in Suwannee County; and CR 136, CR 152,
CR 143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, CR 146, CR 135, CR
141, CR 150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton
County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by
t Branford Hardware with a defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad
'lub with a Hot Dog Stand brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment. In addi-
t Country Dance & Barbecue tion, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate
re playing his music begin- the driver license laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these
p.m. All proceeds fund vari- checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equip-
upport the community. ment and driver's license laws of Florida while ensuring the
protection of all motorists.







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Though heartburn medications have long been friends to fans of food, recent studies have shown that the very
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In a recent study conducted in Great Britain, some of the more popular heartburn drugs, including Nexium and
Prilosec, were shown to enhance the risk of a broken hip in people over the age of 50 who took the drugs for a year ot
more. According to researchers, while the drugs are busy reducing acid in the stomach, they're simultaneously raking
it more difficult for the body to absorb bone-building calcium, thereby increasing the risk for a broken hip.
For aging heartburn medication users, those findings are especially troubling, as statistics show that 20 percent of
senior citizens who suffer a hip fracture die within one year. For women, who already face heightened chances 'of
osteoporosis, the study is an even greater cause for concern.
While the statistics can be frightening, there are steps men and women can take to both combat digestive problems
while not risking bone health in the process, says Dr. Michael Pinkus, who is an expert in alternative healthcar e. He has
been a guest on over 500 radio and television shows, authored several books, and has worked with top athletes.
"We really do not have a true healthcare system in place in this country. We have a sickness care system," says Dr.
Pinkus.
He feels that prescription medications may only treat the symptoms and not the cause of digestive problems. The best
approach to finding relief from digestive problems while not sacrificing bone health just may be a two-pronAged attack,
and supplementing with products that he has developed.
The first step gets at the root of digestive problems,'which are often the result of an enzyme imbalance. E nzymes are
necessary to break down fats, proteins, sugars, carbohydrates, fibers, starches and lactose into small particles that can
be digested and absorbed. When enzymes do not work effectively or are in short supply, the result is often (digestive
problems. -
To combat enzyme ineffectiveness or deficiency, boqsting the natural enzymes in the digestive system iis a good
course of action. Nu-ZymesTM is a dietary supplement that is taken before, after or between meals. Each all-natural
capsule is fortified with a unique blend of maylase, protease, lactase, lipase, cellulase, acidophilus and Ce:reCelaseTM,
a special blend of three enzymes. These plant- and fungi-derived enzymes perform specific functions to help the
digestive system work properly.
The second part of both solving digestive problems while not sacrificing bone health is to heed the ad vice of the U.S.
Surgeon General. In his annual report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis, the Surgeon General advised the use of
calcium supplements for individuals with calcium deficiency. Because women are naturally at a higher risk for
osteoporosis than men, heeding-that advice takes on an even greater importance, as both adequate calci.ium and vitamin
D are now known to be major contributors to bone health.
While most individuals naturally produce enough vitamin D, the same cannot be said for calcium, hence the need to
calcium supplements. One such supplement is CalMaxTM, which includes hospital grade calcium ghuconate,
magnesium and vitamin C, but does not provide your body with unnecessary extra amounts of vitarrfin D. The presence
of vitamin C helps to create an acidic environment, which allows your body to fully absorb calcium.. In so doing,
CalMax is confirming what trials have continued to show, that natural levels of vitamin D when combined with
calcium supplementation both reduce bone loss and risk of fractures.
"Health is a whole other way of operating," says Dr. Pinkus. "It includes maximizing your energy, longevity and
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Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff Branford third
Wednesday; Town Hall, Council Chambers, Branford; 1-2:30
p.m.; trained staff visits to assist constituents;, Info: 202-225-
5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff Live Oak third
Wednesday; City Council Chambers, City Hall, 101 SE White
Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; trained staff visits to assist
constituents; Info: 202-225-5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Alzheimer's Support Group third Thursday (except De-
cember) at 3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan Center, Dowling Park.
Info: Angie Paarlberg, 386-658-5594.
American Legion Post 59-third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Sister's
Restaurant, Branford.
American Legion Post 107 The Harry C. Gray II Memor-
ial American Legion Post No. 107 business meeting, first
Thursday at noon and third Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at 10726
142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue Lake Road). This is to accom-
modate both those who cannot travel after dark and those who
work during the day. Info: Ron Slater, 386-208-8073.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 first Saturday;
10-11 a.m.; Suwannee Elementary School, next to the track on
Pinewood, Live Oak; Info: Pat McLauchlin 386-362-3524 or
Tanya Lees 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Well-
born Masonic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown Wellborn; Info:
Gerald McKean, 386-963-5901.
Bluegrass Pickin First Saturday, 6 p.m., at Trenton Com-
munity Center; dates subject to change; various bluegrass
bands; bring your lawn chair and your old flat top or banjo;
SInfo: Ask for Cloud, 800-990-5410 or 352-284-0668.
Branford Camera Club third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.; Bran-
ford Library; Note: no August meeting and December meeting
second Thursday; Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.
Chamber of Commerce- Suwannee County second
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-3071.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Tri-
umph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth Center,'
12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-
364-4560-.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and cloth-


Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group now meets with Banford
Al-Anon Group Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at First
United Methodist Church on the corner of Express and Henry
Streets, Branford. Info: Barbara, 386-294-3348; Linda, 386-
1935-5362.
Alcoholics Anonymous Branford Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Branford United Methodist Church, Ex-
-press and Henry St., Branford. For more info, call 386-963-
5827 or the District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Jasper Tuesdays. 7 p.m., it
.Jasper Library, 311 N. Hatley St., Jasper. Info: District 16 Help
Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Live'Oak Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays, 8 p.m., Precinct Voting Building, Nobles Ferry
Road, Live Oak. Info: District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-
0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mayo Group Sundays, Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Manna House,
Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-674-6424.
Alcoholics Anonymous Trinity Group Mondays, 7-8
p.m.; Jasper Library; District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-
0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous White Springs Courage to
Change Mondays, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, White Springs.



The American Cancer Society (ACS) of North Central
'Florida Reaching out to seniors in our area. A variety of lo-
cations all over the north central Florida area are available for
,each program. Contact the American Cancer Society toll-free
at 800-ACS-2345 for more information or on the Web
atwww.cancer.org. Or contact ACS locally at 352-376-6866,
ext. 114 or 127.
ACS Support groups:
I Can Cope a free educational program for people facing
,cancer-either personally or as a caregiver. Offered through a
partnership between the Florida Division of the American Can-
cer Society and the Florida Society of Oncology Social Work-
ers; provides participants with reliable information, peer sup-
port arid practical coping skills.
Road To Recovery lack of transportation is one of the
,biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many need
",daily or weekly treatment and they don't have a car or are too
!ill to drive. The program provides volunteer drivers to trans-
port cancer patients to and from these life-saving cancer treat-
-ments.
Look Good, Feel Better a free, community-based program
that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients cur-
rently in chemotherapy or radiation treatment to help restore
their appearance and self-image. This partnership between the
American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fra-
grance Association Foundation and the National Cosmetology
Association enables certified and licensed beauty professionals
to help cancer patients regain self-confidence during their
'treatment.
Reach to Recovery connects breast cancer patients with
trained breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors pro-
vide free one-on-one support and information to help cope with
their breast cancer experience.
Man to Man provides men with prostate cancer a com-
fortable, community-based setting for discussion, education
and support. The program provides men with free support on
individual and group levels, and offers participants: the oppor-
tunity to educate their communities and advocate for prostate
cancer issues. Meets second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Lake City Med-
ical Center, 1-75 and US 90, Lake City and second Thursday, 7
p.m., Copeland Community Center, Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park Info: toll-free, 800-227-2345..
Another Way, Inc. Support Groups support groups for
victims and survivors of domestic violence;. Info: 386-792-
2747, toll-free hot line 800-500-1119.
Bird watchers needed Bird watchers are needed through
April 6, 2007. Report on the birds that visit your bird feeders.
Visit www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw for information.


Monthly Meetings
ing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at John H.
Hales Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street, Live Oak;
Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Council for Progress of Suwannee County second Tues-
day; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
3071.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408 Committee second Tuesday;
6:30 p.m.; Live Oak Church of Christ, 1497 Irvin Ave. SR 51
South; Info: 386-362-3032, comm_chair@pack408.net,
www.pack408.net; Tiger, Wolf, Beakts and Webelos dens
(grades one five) every Thursday-Aug.-May only; at the
church; 6:30-8 p.m.; Pack meeting fourth Thursday; at the
church; 6:30-8 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 second
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) first Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Street,
Live Oak. DART helps out with pets, livestock, horses, birds
and all animals during natural disasters. Volunteers needed.
Info: 386-208-0072.
Dowling Park Volunteers first Saturday; 1100 hours (11
a.m.); training each following Saturday at 1100 (11. a.m.);
22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Florida Gateway Charter Chapter of the American Busi-
ness Women's Association second Thursday; 6 p.m.; loca-
tions change; Info: Sandy Harrison at 386-754-0434. or 386-
752-0516.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park second Tuesday;
10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; Info: Membership Chair Walter Schoenfelder,
850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net
Ft. White Quilt Sisters last Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, at Ft.
White Town Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill levels are
welcome to join us for a relaxing time of fun, fellowship and of
course quilting. No dues or fees required just the love and de-
sire to quilt. Bring your lunch and quilting make new quilting
friends. Info 386-497-4179.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday; noon;
1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council first


Weekly Meetings
Info: 386-397-1410 or District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800'-
505-0702. .
American Legion Post 107 BINGO every Tuesday,
games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; smoking permitted; public invit-
ed; must be 18 or older; Directions: US 129 south to 142nd
Street, go east 1 mile, on the right. Info: 386-362-5987, noon-
6 p.m.
Bluegrass Association Saturdays; 6 p.m.; bluegrass jam;
Pickin' Shed; except during main festival events; Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak; potluck din-
ners third Saturday of each month; Info: 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Golden Corral Restau-
rant, Live Oak. Info: 386-362-3200.
Boy Scout Troop 693 Mondays, 7 p.m., Shrine Club, Bass
Road, until further notice. Info: 386-776-2863.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (C.H.E.S.) a
homeschool support group that meets weekly in Live Oak. For
more info e-mail ches3inl@yahoo.com
Civil Air Patrol-Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron -
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the EAA hangar at the Suwan-
nee County Airport, Live Oak. Membership open to children
ages 12 to 18, and all adults. Info: Capt. Grant W. Meadows Jr.
in Live Oak, 386-208-0701 or Capt. Rick Peters in Lake City,
386-623-1356 or www.gainesvillecap.org or www.cap.gov.


FYI Meetings
Branford Farmers' Market Mondays, 2-6 p.m., or dusk,
through May, next door to Town Hall, 604 Suwannee Ave.,
Branford. Available will be locally grown fruits, vegetables,
flowers and other agricultural products. This market is certified
as a redemption point for Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
coupons for WIC and Elder recipients. Info: 386-935-1146 or
386-454-3950.
Childbirth classes (free) Suwannee County Health De-
partment; every Tuesday; 6-8 p.m.; Info or to register: Coleen
Cody, 386-362-2708, ext. 218.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (CHES) home
school support group; weekly park days; informal meetings;
fellowship for parents and kids; Info: ches3inl@yahoo.com or
Tammy, 386-362-6939.
Christian Mission,in Action Ministry free food and cloth-
ing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at John H.
Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street, Live Oak; Info:
Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Community Concerts of Lake City typical performances
include jazz, swing, and often Broadway performers. Reci-
procity Program: North Florida Community College and North
Florida Community College. Info and/or tickets: Herman
Gunter, 386-362-7101; Joan Radford, 386-364-4923.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) DCF ser-
vice center, 501 Demorest St., Live Oak; public assistance re-
cipients get help in completing voter registration applications;
Info: 386-362-1483.
Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed The American
Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; needs volunteers; Disaster Ac-
tion Team; Info: 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park Advent Christian Village
(ACV) at Dowling Park; speaking engagement or a tour for
your organization, club or church; ACV representatives avail-
able; free videotape; Info: 386-658-5110, toll-free 800-714-
3134, e-mail ccarter@acvillage.net; www.acvillage.net.
Experience Works a national nonprofit organization, (for-
merly Green Thumb) provides training and employment ser-
vices to older workers-over 55 and with a limited income-in
Suwannee County through the Senior Community Service Em-
ployment Program (SCSEP); minimum wage-20 hours per
week. Info: Lake City One Stop, 386-755-9026, ext. 3129 for
Loretta or ext. 3134 for Ronald; www.experienceworks.org.
Experimental Airplane Association (EAA) Breakfast -
fourth Saturday; breakfast served from 9-11 a.m.; at the EAA
Chapter Building at the Suwannee County Airport; eggs,
sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee, fruit and juice for $4.50; the
EAA Chapter sponsors two students from NJROTC to go to the
Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wis.


Monday; 7 p.m.; Woman's Club, 1308 Eleventh Street, Live
Oak; Info: Mary Check-Cason, 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive board second Monday, 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Coalition fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton County
School Board meeting room, JRE Lee Administrative Com-
plex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald, 386-938-4911, mcdon-
aldgl@alltel.net
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners first Tuesday,
9 a.m., and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County Commissioners'
Board Room, courthouse, Jasper. 'A
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. first
Thursday; 6 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse
annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council on Aging, Inc. needs volunteer
drivers; home-delivered meals program; Info: Kanoye Capps;
1509 S.W. First Street, Jasper, 386-792-1136.
Hamilton County Democratic Party 7 p.m., second Mon-
day, Jasper Public Library. All registered Democrats are invit-
ed to come. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-303-2039.
Hamilton County Development Authority second Thurs-
day; 7 p.m., at 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse an-
nex); Info: 386-792-6828.
Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Board second
Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Hamilton County Board of County Commis-
sioners meeting room, Hamilton County Courthouse, Jasper;
open to the public.
Hamilton County Riding Club first Saturday; 5 p.m.,
meeting-games; Hamilton County Arena, Jasper; third Satur-
day; 5 p.m.; trail ride-dinner, location announced at the first
Saturday meeting; new members welcome; Info: 386-792-
2725.
Hamilton County School Board board meetings, second
Monday (third Monday during June and July); School Board
workshops-fourth Mondays-as needed. 'For times and locations,
visit the district's Web site at www.firn.edu/schools/hamil-
ton/hamilton.
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council,- second
Wednesday; noon; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse
annex); Info: 386-792-6828.


Dowling Park Volunteers Saturdays; 1100 hours-11 a.m.;
at 22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Farmer's Market Suwannee County Small Farmer's Mar-
ket opened April 18. Local fresh fruit and vegetables available,
Tuesday and Thursdays, thru Thursday, July 27. Hours: 9
a.m.-1 p.m. The site has changed back to the loading dock of
the old Atlantic Coastline Freight Depot on the east end of the
Suwannee Historical Museum, US 129 North, Live Oak. They
accept both the Senior and WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition
Coupons, as well as cash. Scheduled closed dates: Tuesday,
May 30 and Tuesday, July 4. Vendors call 386-362-1728, 9
a.m.-9 p.m.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 1077 every Friday; 3:30 p.m.;
Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak.
Info: Jenise Freeland, 386-364-4932 or jenifree@alltel.net.
Greater Vision Support Group every Friday; 9:30 a.m.;
Christ Central Ministries, 1550 S. Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL
32064; Info: 386-208-1345.
Home Front Ministries weekly meetings; offers spiritual
and emotional support to women going through separation, di-
vorce or a troubled marriage; also, offers individual prayer
ministry to women, regardless of marital status, for healing
life's hurts. Located in Lake City. Info: 386-754-2800 or 386-
963-4903.


Figure drawing classes with live model by John Rice -
Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., local artist and gallery owner of-*
fers figure drawing classes with a live model; at Suwannee
High School, $5 per class-to pay the model; anyone high
school age or older is welcome to attend; bring your pencils;
Info: 386-362-2066..
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville Flori-
da's state natural history museum, near the intersection of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, University of Florida
Cultural Plaza, Gainesville; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday
and 1-5 p.m., Sunday; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas;
The Butterfly Rainforest is a permanent exhibit and includes
nectar flowers and orchids from around the world to support
hundreds of live butterflies. Pre-school and home school pro-
grams offered. Info: 352-846-2000, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley a division of Catholic
Charities of Lake City whose purpose is to distribute food to
fourteen member agencies for further distribution in Columbia,
Suwannee, Hamilton and Union counties to help eliminate
hunger. Volunteers are always needed, call Glenda Parton at
386-755-5683.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park memberships
available; non-profit organization; monthly birding walks
every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m., meet at the ranger station,
bring binoculars and your favorite bird identification book,
park admission $4; Info: membership chair Walter Schoen-
felder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net.
GED Tests Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center; manda-
tory registration session before test; Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-
2782; age waivers, Lynne Roy, 386-384-2763, counselor.
Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation first Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.; or, third
Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; at Hospice of the Suwannee Valley, 618
SW FL Gateway Drive, Lake City; Info: Carolyn Long, 386-
752-9191.
High Springs Farmers' Market Downtown Historic
High Springs Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., rain or shine; available
are fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced products;
sponsored by the City of High Springs; behind City Hall on
NW Second Street; booth space available for block parties and
special events; Info: phone 386-454-3950, fax 386-454-3729,
e-mail sharon@yeago.net or visit www.city.highsprings.com.
Jasper Woman's Club The clubhouse of the Jasper
Woman's Club, a 2,400-square-foot hall/kitchen, fully decorat-
ed for the holidays, is available for parties, reunions, meetings
and other social events. The $100 rental fee benefits the build-
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surrounded by trees and nature. Front and
back decks. See to appreciate! MLS
57812 Call Tanya Shaffer 386-755-5448


RnavlEnFJ us EF ruTuMan rilic
reduced on this new brick home that will
save you money on utilities and insurance
with its fantastic construction. MLS 54785
Call Vie Lantroop 386-623-6401


SOUTHERN BELLE Across from-Lake
Isabella with balcony views. Oversized
family kitchen. Updated electric. 4/2
MLS 57378 Call Ginge Parker 386-752-
6704


SAtC Kt.S Wun cuIe sLarter nome rorch
wraps arotuid from and side Land is lovely
and completely fernced NfLS 56129 Call
Linda Roddenberr) 386-.590-0275


LAND AND MORE!
10 ACRES Beautiful property! MLS 4 ACRES of pretty wooded property
54693 Call- Sharon Selder 386-365- w/ Doublewide and a grat workshop
1203 garage. West of Lake City. Call
Tanya Shaffer 386-755-5448


10 ACRES reserved for site built
homes. Peaceful and serene your
choice of more than one available!
MLS 48338 Call Marlene McCray
386-365-3081


5 ACRES fenced and has large old
oaks. MLS 55762 Call Vic Lantroop
386-623-6401


"A Poole Realty, Inc. PHONE: 386-362-4539..

123 E. Howard Street TOLL FREE: 1-800-557-7478
SLive Oak, FL 32064 ( EMAIL: info@poo@ereolty.ccm
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Lighthouse Realty
of North Florida, Inc.
Corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 51, Mayo, Florida
Heather M. Neill, Broker
PIONE: (386) 294-2131
Search the MLS at WWW.LIGHTHOUSEREALTY.US


INVESTIMENI PHUPRtYHIT *i. l .r poul'ly iSfiT
which includes a 26x60 2003 3br 2bath DW MH with a
20x30 deck, 1903 historical 2br 1bath home, 4 broiler
houses (2 36x320, 2 40x480) completely upgraded 4
years ago, 105kw generator, shed, workshop with
concrete floor, 2 4 wells, 50x125 litter barn. Fenced
and cross fenced. #57878 $595,000

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BRANFHUHI U, -L P-eO 3 [II I' LL Dul rsa a o1 01
potential. Big fenced yard with two storage buildings.
Large screened back porch. Eat-in kitchen with new
cabinets. Roof recently replaced. Paved road. Inside
Branford city limits close to schools, shopping, etc.
Brick veneer and siding exterior. The Seller is
motivated to sell this home; so bring an offer. Would
quality as a SHIP home. #56373 $87,900


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open front porch. Floridd room % brick BBQ rnli. .:,l, r i.jejred ir,.-.'-i.nd pool
bor rub, pool houe $.4I-19,900(l Call Glenda ilcCall. 21.'- 24-1-r rLS#n4b.'-1


3/3 HOMIE n .1n '. 1 tleled nighb.,di-ood nima Libc Oau. Mus e To
ippreclaie .11l lhInni lia icr. -'lr $h$1 ,0A0 1 .0 Call Birr:, B .akei. 6-'6)'74
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' TWO FOR ONE- Great rental space for meo fanulies for lthe MLST SEE! 5'4 Spillt Level Home w, 7 acres. Paned road .
monthly price of one. Call to find out Itho to but thist home frontage 2 cat garage. 2 kitchens. formal IfiHng and dinning "
ftr onl\ l $86501.). Call Caroln Spilatire. 20S--I25. rom'~'2 FP. %oilkhop. pool.. etc To man' c\ltas to imeiition.
NILSr5"'th4 IHouc |tt otn lull $3"5.11,il IMolim ated sellcis. Call Eliz.labeth
Pimied.. aOSs-2Mi_, MLSvp55_8 5 5
COMMERCIAL ZONED- corner lot on Hiighl. a;, I"2. high
isibili[r, good traffic flo\\, after r & s -eer. SurNe,,. clic.at,'ii- ( COUNTRY HOME foi you to li\e and rela\ in Ilii- 3
and engineering \ork has been completed onil this paicel. luinle 1has.;l ne carpet., all new appliances, a.id Hi near the
Read to build on. $345.000 Call Ronnie Poolc. 3h2-453'0 SUtianinee Ritel Public Boat Ramp Perfect lo .1 a family that
MLSt5"544 4.atit. t10 gt jn. t'hrom the cit\ life' $75.01ill Call Ben
Fckula 'i4-.-Il3.5n lI fLS#54-26
BUILD YOUiR HOME on flis beautiful viooded 5 -cWe licl
in Hamilton Counrn. Counitr Ining at It's best' Till i-f. ai ne. 1HEN THE ORDINARY IonI' do' This DW\VMH v.ith 11.1
subditision- Nelson Farms. Consisting of 3 parcel' A inust \r "ajriani, on 4 da ire. You \\ill also Io\e the double
see tor pri'ac\ and getting aea\ eomn the ct, $a5,il..1. Call enciloseCd carport -Also. 24\41- central heated and tooled
Sandra Jerrells. 36-1-8133 MNLS#569"6 v. orLkhop \',. h 10 Iti ceilings and a concrete floor $14-9.1IliI
Call Shelnel McCall, oSS-7563 MLS#5770.O
MINI FARM- -4+ acres \\ a 1901 DW\MH fenced & wross
fenced- s-eCeral paddocks. screened built in I." iliminllig pool. CARRIAGE PLACE- restricted to sie builh homes onl,.
front & back porch to enlo \ the pstunle & o.ak setting Neat it\. n .iid lhas se\eial lots to choose from Piced to sell
$1'91)0i Call Rhionda Miller. 362-41ihI MILSo5-l4250 out .t '49.51101 each. Call Poole Reall\ 3)2--1539
NILS #4s46(m
W ATERFRONT PROPERTY! Beautiful v.ooded lot on the
Historic Suwannee Ri\er 2 acres located in Do,.-.ling Park GORGEOUS 78+ acres in Halttlon Co C lose to Jlennings
S'09,90lJ Call Ric Donoan. 500-12 Il. MLS#5220- and I-"'5 Mostl\ cleaed %ith some netc es mound and a huge
stocked lislh pond. 2 n'..ells and a sepuc. icad\ lo o01t home
IF YOLi \'ANT 4 wooded acres that is peace and quiet IlthCn or t'alim i isali.l0 Call Ale'. Gonzalez. 2'c-f5>'2
this parcel is for \ou This lot nould be idial .for that home o01 LS#S"'23
mobile home of0 our dreams. Not too far Ioin Branflord and
Su\rannee Ri\er $50.)1001 Call iriln Dees. 21S-42"'6 BEAUTIFUL cornet lot in Sa\annah Plant:ttmn lomes only
MLSH57-45 subdi vision Iust outside citl limits ol'Live Oak 59.0.II0. C.ill
Ric Donor an, 590-129, MLS#48978


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LARGE ACHEAGE "*n" ii, pl pyp-.ry 'g. 9
.location of Lafayette County. Approx. 17 acres Is
cleared, the remaining acreage is planted pines, Paved
road frontage. 8 well on property. #57616 $270,000

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home and have a 12 acre cypress pond in your back
yard, or keep it natural and use it for great hunting land.
Property has beeh cut over but has not been kept up
so thick underbrush has grown' up. Property is a total'of
40 acres. #54031 $200,000
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sMcous & cozY -4/4itog ome! Big kitchen with
lots of counter space & cabinets. Gracious living room
with 18' vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Great 1.02 acre
yard with mature trees and lots of room for the kids to
run while you're relaxing on the porch. Located just
outside of town in a quiet, safe neighborhood. The
Sellers are motivated, so make an offers #53216
$238,000


HOME & 10 ACRES -Beautiful two-story.log cabin
comes'never lived In & has pine walls, cedar lined
closets, vaulted ceilings and hickory cabinets, & all new
appliances. Master bathroom has a garden teb wflets
custom made shower & marble sinks. French doors
open to wrap around porch and 10 acres. #47944
$299,000


READY FOR YOUR HOME -Just omusie or mayo, i4
acres has a cleared home site and cypress cabin.
Appro. 18 acres in5 yr old planted pines balanced in
natural woods, also has 90x140 stocked pond, two
MAJESTIC OAKS Nice lot in rural location not far power poles, two wells, fenced on three sides. Property
from the Suwannee River. Very versatile 1.04 acres backs up to 32,000 acre hunting club. This property has
could be used for home site or just hunting land. Nice a lot of potential for many possibilities. #50085
sized trees on property. #56817 $20,000 $376,000


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lost & Found
FOUND LG MALE CAT-WHITE
Black cap on head and black on tail.
Just off CR 51 and 252.
Near Philadelphia Baptist Church.
386-776-2995
FOUND-FEMALE BLOODHOUND
in the vacinity of 112th st., South of
Live Oak. 386-362-6952





BUSINESS SERVICES

FirstDay
CRAFTERS & VENDORS NEEDED
FOR PUBLIC HORSE
FAIR EVENT
The Best Of America By
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and 11 th at the
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Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720


be ready 2/14 and 2/28. Will
consider trade for Boer Goats of
equal value. Call 386-294-3682 or
330-4325.
FirstDay
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES CKC
registered, 6 weeks old, three
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and 'worming current. Free bag of
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S350 $500 Call 386-209-1430
Pets for Free
FREE PUPPIES Pitbull mix. 8
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REAL ES-AE FOR RENT
Apartments
PUBLISHER'S NOTICE
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or discrimination based on race,
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intention, to make any such
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OPPORTUNITY
opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free 1-
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for the hearing impaired is 1-800-
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OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT. Located
in Live Oak for rent. For further
information call Poole Realty at 386-
209-1766


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Homes for Sale
ANGELO BUYS HOUSES Cash
any condition. Handyman, fire,
distressed, vacant, occupied.
Anywhere in FLI Apts. / Comm.,
residential. No deal too big/small.
Quick closing. 1-800-SELL-181; 1-
954-816-4363
ESTATE SALE LOVELY 2/2 HOME
+ guest suite. Advent Christian
Retirement Village. visit
www.littlerevelations.com/homes
$283,700. 386-658-1090
FIVE ACRES-LOVELY 4BD/2BA
Fresh paint, new appliances and
verticals, laundry room, garage.
Seller may assist with closing cost.
Reduced $29,000 to $290,000.00
386-963-4956.
FLORIDA Barefoot Bay Realty Inc.,
Own your own land. Lots & re-sale
homes available Palm Harbor
Homes. View @
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Barefootrealty@bellsouth.net, Jack
Grantham, Licensed RE Broker
Mobile Homes
FirstDay
FOR SALE BY OWNER
1 Acre and 2006 Doublewide,
3Br/2Ba. Branford Area.
$119,000.00 Call 727-580-8578
Mobile Home for Sale, 4BR/2BTH
1 Acre/ Pecan trees & Grape Arbor
Close to Dowling Park and Prison
Owner finance/Small Down
$750 per month / 866-877-8661
Ext. 510
Vacation Property


A FREE BROCHURE At Western
Houses for Rent Carolina Real Estate, we offer the
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HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd 2Ba. with available. Call 800-924-2635.
.,:ir,,er r. Ia-. "suite. $80d.00omo. 1st www.VlesternCarolnaRE.co
and last. Call 386-294-1349.


Mobile Homes for rent
COUNTRY LIVING 10 acres, 12
mi. NE of Live Oak. Small SWMH
w/expanded LR and porch. Ideal for
single person. Furnished w/utilities.
$475 mo + $475 Deposit 904-261-
5034.
FirstDay
DOUBLEWIDE FOR RENT
In McAlpin. 3BD/2BA on 5 acres on
paved road, $600.00 a month. If
interested call Edward at 305-323-
6556 or Mercy at 305-915-6461.
FirstDay
DW 3Bd/2Ba LR, DR, Family Room.
Lg. Storage Bldg. East of Live Oak
on US 90 First, last + deposit
$650.00 mo. Leave Msg. 386-963-
4503
Vacation Rentals


AL p OTACTo place

sAv Ayour ad in

MOWING BUSH HOGGING 11 the Classified North Carolina. Easy access, great
view, 10 min to Maggie Valley, 30 min
AND MUCH MORE to Cherokee, 2 min to Parkway,
MIATarketplace, Mountain Stream with picnic area,
FREE ESTIMATES Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
call Tamiat386-500/wk, $1600/mo. 386-330-4207
I---IF id : 4j call T3ami at 386- Lucy


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For rent with Trout stream near
Cherokee, NC, also near Gatlinburg,,
TN and Dolly Wood. $325.00 week
Call 386-752-0013
Office Space
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT In Live
Oak. Has approx. 1,300 sq.ft. For
further information call Poole Realty
386-209-1766


All Western North Carolina
Mountain Properties ERA
Carolina Mountain Homes Real
Estate Murphy, NC
www.carolinamtnhome.com Call us
First, we have vacation rentals and
free brochures 1-800-747-7322 Ext.
101
Beautiful Tennessee mountain
lots, breathtaking views high atop
the Cumberland Mountains. 5-10
acre tracts. River access, bluff
views, streams, virgin like forest.
Ideal for hunting, fishing ATV,
horseback riding. Near Dale Hollow
Lake, perfect for cabin vacation
home or permanent residence.
Utilities, paved roads. Great
investment or retirement property.
Owner financing from $29,900.
Centrally located near Nashville,
Knoxville, Chattanooga. 931-839-
2968, 888-939-2968
COME TO THE MOUNTAINS!
RE/MAX Mountain Properties offers
the best properties available in
Western NC. Mountain views,
creeks, cabins & acreage. Call toll
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www.cometothemountains.com
SOUTH CAROLINA Custom Built
Home. 4BR on 3.3 Acres. 2
Streams. 150' of water frontage on
Lake Hartwell. $495,000. For Sale
By Owner. 1-864-353-4696
TENNESSEEll MONTEAGLE-
SEWANEE, Beautiful Mountain
Properties. 600+ Acres; Tracts, 5
Acres & up. 4 miles from 1-24.
Gated & secluded! Gorgeous bluff &
creek. Wooded lots. George,
Timberwood Development Co., 423-
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THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS OF
N.C. Outstanding views, custom log
homes, creeks, .wooded properties,
acreage, mini-farms, Vacation rental
get-a-ways Free brochure. Investors
Realty, Inc. 1-800-497-3334
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Buildings
JC'S Buildings, Garages, Barns,
Carports Starting $595. Galvanized
Steel. 2 Styles 13 Colors. Free
installation / quote on any size.
Florida certified 10year warranty
available. 386-736-0398; 1-866-736-
7308. jcscarportsandgarages.com
Lots
FirstDay
ONE HALF ACRE LOT off CR 354
(Convict Springs Rd), between Mayo
& Branford. MH or Site built homes
allowed. $16,900.00 OBO. 386-364-
8158. Travis Tysall/Owner & Real
Estate Licensee.
Acreage
AIKEN South Carolina 5,000
Acres. 26 Miles of Rd. Frontage.
Devel. Inv., 1031 Exc. Owner 803-
640-3497
Beautiful SE Tennessee
Properties! You pick! 1 200 acre
tracts, wooded, creeks, bluffs,
mountain & valley views. George
Hamilton Land & Auction Company,
TAL1557, 1-800-516-8387.
BIG RIVER ACREAGE By Owner,
260 acres, beautiful wooded
property, looks down on 3200'
Muskingum River frontage. Hunting
cabin with abundant wildlife. Call
today 740-489-9146
EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
FARMS 5-8 Acres Doublewides
Accepted Bluff Lots Great Views
Over Tennessee Bluff Lots,
Cumberland Plateau Harold
Stinnette Select Property Brokers
Inc. 423-570-1880
www.selectpropertybrokers.com


HUNTER'S PARADISE: 50 acres for
sale in the heart of the chiggers and
ticks hunting club. Just of 27. Call
Broker Julie Cole, Cole & Sharp
Development 352-871-5354.
LAND FOR SALE.
Middle Georgia.
Farm, hunting and timberland.
Call 478-984-4447 or 478-290-6435
LAND WHERE YOU LIVE
SUWANNEE LANDING
Offers resort style living in the heart
of original Florida. Amenities include
clubhouse, pool, hot tub, tennis, etc.
Taxiway lots start al,$150.000 and
residential lots start ai $75.000 Call
386-330-2446 or visit:
www.suwanneelanding.com
ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY ACRES
Older home, planted pines, Approx. 7
mi. SW of Live Oak, FL Total price
$1,350,000.00. Ph. 386-362-1143.
PENNINGTON TRAILS
An equestrian oriented development
complete with lighted riding ring,
common stable, gated, and miles of
riding trails. Five acre tracts start at
$79,900. Call 386-330-2446 or visit
www.penningtontrail.com
POND ACREAGE 2 Acres, excellent
building site, gently rolling property
w/ view of pristine pond. 30 minutes
from Columbia, SC. $24,900. Low
Down, Owner Financing. 803-473-
7125.
S. CAROLINA ACREAGE By
Owner, 2 acres, beautiful building
tract w/view of pristine pond on
gently rolling property. Near
Columbia SC. $24,900. Low Down,
Owner Financing. 803-473-7125
SEVEN HUNDRED ACRES in North
Florida. $1200- per acre.
Owner/Agent/Brokers Welcome
www.700acreauction.com
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA.
Owner Says Selll 5 Acres $99,000
50% Below Recent Certified
Appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity
to own 5 acres of meadows & woods
in excellent location. 50% Off recent
appraisal Great financing Call now
1-866-352-2249 x 1098.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE 2 Acre pristine
mountaintop building tract w/utilities,
woods and river access. Amenities,
pool, clubhouse. Only $39,900.
Owner Financing. 800-550-5263
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Help Wanted
ACCOUNTING POSITION
For a local company. Must have a
strong working knowledge of Quick
Books and Excel. Responsibilities
will include sales tax, payroll taxes,
so, quarterly reports and daily
4 accounting duties. Full time position
with benefits, background check is
required. Mail resume to: HR
Department PO Box 228 O'Brien FL.
32071.
si ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
SA" www.ACVillage.net
386-658-5627 (JOBS Line)
S9.
-,, Primary Care Physician and Chief of
,. Medical Services: must have MD
921 completion of Residency in Internal
.] Medicine and Fellowship training in
Geriatrics. Must be Board certified or
eligible in Internal Medicine. Must
a possess or be eligible for Florida
nC medical license. Location: Live Oak,
Florida. If interested, mail resume to
James L. Humbles, President/CEO,
advent Christian Village, Inc., 10680
CR 136, Dowling Park, FL 32064
EOE/DFW
ATTENDANTS
at, Five positions available, complete
0 training provided to perform janitorial
services in Suwannee/Hamilton
,3, area. Need dependable
transportation; able to lift 35 Ibs.
Uniforms provided. ADA/EOE/Drug
t Free Workplace. Apply in person at:
SComprehensive Community
Services, Inc., 506 S. Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32064
FT CARPENTER
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
658-JOBS (5627).

FT carpenter. High school diploma or
equivalent required. Qualified finish
carpentry experience required.
r,, Competitive pay and good benefits
a for FT positions. EOE; DFW, Criminal
background checks required. Apply
in person at ACV Personnel
D' department Monrthru'Fri, 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Paik Drive, Dowling
Park, FL; fax resume to 386-658-
5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net
FirstDay
BOOKKEEPER
Location: Suwannee County
Administrative Office

I GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The
ti, incumbent will process financial
transactions of the organization on
the General Ledger computer
,system, perform audit and checking
'functions in accordance' with
instructions, issue vendor payments
and travel reimbursements as
necessary and prepare and issue
- financial reports as directed.
Ei
3r' Submit Resume to: Suwannee River
no Economic Council, Inc., P.O. Box 70,
'sb Live Oak, FL 32064
*n,,Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
1i encouraged to apply for employment.
.9eShould special accommodations be
necessary, please call 386-362-4115
Voice/TDD.

30 Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
h!)t, Open '
't0
2L FirstDay
RECEPTIONIST
Motivated Receptionist. Good at
multi. tasking for friendly medical
office. Starting pay $8.50/hr. Please
.,,send resume to: Three" Rivers
', Medical, 208 NW Suwannee Ave,
Branford, FL 32008, or email to
,-. pmaloney@alltel.net, or fax to 386-
935-1667

FirstDay
T0, DIRECT SUPPORT
Par PROFESSIONALS
- Part time and full time positions.
Required high school diploma or
GED. 2 years minimum experience in
education, child care, medical,
psychiatric, nursing fields or working
with people with developmental
disabilities. Apply in person at:
Comprehensive Community
r Services, 506 S. Ohio Ave., Live
,Oak.

SFOR RENT.-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE

S INCLUDED.
S NO PETS
S 386-330-2567
j 324464-F


COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANT

Suwannee County is currently
accepting applications for a
Collection Site Attendant position. An
employee allocated in this position
ensures that refuse entering the
collection center is acceptable and
that sufficient area for disposal is
continuously available. Ensures that
proper procedures are followed in
disposal. Performs routine cleaning
of the site. Minimum qualifications
include high school education or
G.E.D. preferred and one year
experience in customer service work;
or an equivalent combination of
training and experience. Must
possess a valid Florida Drivers
License. Rate of pay is $6.67 per
hour. Position will remain open until
filled. For an application contact the
Administrative Services Department,
224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL
32064. (386) 362-16869. Successful
completion of a drug test is a
condition of employment.
EEO/AA/V/D.

MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL
Local restaurant is seeking
management personnel. Highly
competitive wage based upon
experience, plus benefits. Resumes
may be mailed to:
HELP WANTED
PO BOX 370
LIVE OAK, FL 32064
FirstDay
CREDIT MANAGER
CAREER OPPORTUNITY:
We are looking for dynamic people
who enjoy working in the
credit/collections area. If you are an
energetic person with good
communication skills please consider
joining our team. The position offers
competitive salary and benefits
package. Candidates should possess
a high school diploma or equivalent,
a minimum of three years of practical
experience in
accounting/bookkeeping, loan
processing and/or collections and a
valid drivers license. To apply visit
our r ,... web site.
ww".,'farmerzfurnitur,- corm .r send
resume to or apply at: 1522 S. Ohio
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Only those candidates selected for
interviews will be contacted. EOE

MH serv/repair
WAYNE FRIER
CORPORATE OFFICE
is now hiring for Mobile Home
Service and Used Home Repair
Position. Experience required. Call
Larry J. Olds for interview 386-362-
2720.


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Great Home time
Up to 360/mi
Excellent Pay & Benefits
Late Model Volvo Mileage
Bonus Rider Program Pet
Policy Class A CDL req'd
Student's Welcomell!ll
1-800-942-2104
ext. 243, 238 or 277
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SHANDS LIVE OAK
currently has the following
positions open:

RN ER Nights
RN ER Days
RN ER Flex Hours
RN Med/Surg/IMC Nights
RN Med/Surg Nights

LABORATORY DIRECTOR
PRN Lab Technologist

Competitive salary and excellent
benefit package. Applications may be
picked up at hospital or available
online @ shands.org
EOE, M/FN/D, Drug Free Workplace

CDL-A DRIVERS OTR & Local
Positions. Bonus every'6 months,'
Great Benefits, New Equipment. 2
yrs Trc-tIr & Tanker endorsement.
Apply at oakleytransport.com or 1-
877-882-6537
FirstDay
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Full/Part time Residential Service
Aide Positions available to work with
adults with physical and
developmental challenges. Must
have positive caring attitude, high
school or GED diploma. Minimum of
2 years experienQe in, the education,
child,, care, medical, psychiatric,
nursing fields or working with people
with developmental disabilities.
Competitive wage and excellent
benefits. Must pass background
screening. ADA/EOE/Drug free work
place. Apply in person at:
Comprehensive Community
Services; 506 S. Ohio Ave., Live
Oak.
INDUSTRIAL
New to Lake City or Live Oak? Tired
of looking for work on your own?
Various positions available/All Shifts,
Must be able to lift up. to 701lbs.
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.


BUSINESSES


Rental Assistance
1, 2, 3, & 4 BR HC & Non-
HC Accessible ADartments
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY 711 0
Equal Housing Opportunity -n


Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for
Larry Olds.

386-362-2720
324377-F





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Over 4 Million
Potential Buyers
for your product
through our Internet
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and throughout
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312239-F


SUWANNEE COUNTY is seeking
applicants for the full time position of
Staff Assistant at the Building
Department. An employee in a
position allocated to this class
performs a variety of office support
functions for the Building Department
including the issuance of building
permits, fee collection for permits
and service charges. Also
answering questions and providing
information relative to code
requirements for building plans,
mobile home codes, etc., and other
duties as needed or required.
Requires graduation from a standard
high school and three years of
experience in secretarial, or
advanced clerical office work; or, an
equivalent combination of training
and experience. Position requires
some knowledge of building codes
and related information. Salary
range is $9.02 to $18.25 per hour
based on, qualifications and
experience. Retirement, insurance,
paid holidays, annual and sick leave
benefitsare included. Applicants are
encouraged to submit resumes,
letters of reference, or other
biographical information with their
applications. Applications are
available at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services department,
224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL
32064 386/362-6869. Deadline for
submitting applications is February
16, 2007 Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of
employment. EEO/AAN/D.
RESTORATIVE C.N.A.
10am 7pm
Full Time With Benefits
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please contact Angela Akins
at 386-362-7860

FirstDay
C.N.A. NEEDED
Full Time with Benefits
3pm 11pm
Call Angela Akins
At 386-362-7860
Or Apply at
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenstor Str6et
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/DN/M/F
FirstDay
CASE MANAGER WANTED
Dealing with at risk youths. BA
required, related MH / Criminology,
organizational skills and experience
a must. Fax resume to 386-755-
1486.
CLERICAL
Different Positions Available, All
Levels. Fax Resume to 386-755-
7911 or Call 386-755-1991 for an
app. Wal-Staf Personnel


SERVICES


LAKE WOOD
APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom duplex.
Call 362-3110.
324475-F


-FOR RENT-
2 or 3 BR
Singlewide
mobile home,
Central H/A.
First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer &
garbage included.
No pets.
386-330-2567
324485-F


HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments
c(K/ 044 II04A411 'u40
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY/711
Eaual Housing Opportunit


Driver- CDLA

We Get you the MILES
That Earn you the MONEY

All '05, '06 AND NOW '07
Volvos & Freightliners
3,000 Mi/Wk Avg.
Weekly Home Time
One-Day Orientation
.30 cpm starting pay
for 6 mo. exp.




S
Must Be 22 Yrs, Old,
Class A CDL Required
866-8634112


FOR SALE

14 Ac. MOL in north side of

Hamilton County. Great

property with county graded

road frontage. Good owner

financing terms. Call Hitson

Realty, Inc. 386-792-1688
335321-F


ureat Benefits, New Equipment. 2
yrs Trc-tir & Tanker endorsement.
Apply at oakleytransport.com or 1-
877-882-6537
DRIVERS LCT WANTS YOU!
OTR drivers, solos or teams. 6
months experience & CDL-A / HAZ
required. Full benefits package.
2003-2005 Equipment. Call 1-800-
362-0159 LCTransportation.com
FirstDay
DRIVERS: Co. CDL-A Excellent Pay
+ Benefits! $3000. Retention Bonus!
More Home Time! Pd. HolidayNac.
+ Med & Dental
404-346-0960 X22626
EXPERIENCED AUTO BODY PAINTER
Apply in person at Musgrove
Construction on Hwy 90 E. or call
386-362-7048 DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE/ EOE

FirstDay
Medical








ATTENTION TOP HEALTH
CARE PROFESSIONALS!

We have immediate openings for:

*RN
PACU
OR
Med/Surg
IMC
OR/SCRUB TECH
PHLEBOTOMY SUPERVISOR

Inquire about our sign-on bonus plan!

Lake City Medical Center has been
voted 'Best of the Best' Hospital by
the Lake City Reporter for the last
7 years due to our dedicated
healthcare professionals providing
excellent patient care.

COME JOIN US TODAY!
We offer a generous benefit
package that includes health,
dental, life insurance, vision, stock
purchase plan, 401(k) retirement,
paid time off and many more!
EOE and Drug Free Work Place
For more information and to apply:
Call: (386)719-9020
Fax: (386)719-9028
Online: www.lakecitymedical.com

LPN or RN NEEDED
7P -7A
WITH BENEFITS!!!
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at 386-362-7860


I^ I REALTORf
529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. M. Elizabeth Elliott, Evening 842-2372


(1) Commercial: 11.79 ac +/-
with approx. 540 ft. on US 129
with a multipurpose central
heat & air condition
commercial bldg. cont. approx.
21,800 sq. ft. under roof ample
paved parking. Good location
excellent commercial potential.
$1,920,000.
(2) Saddle Club: Nice four
acre tract in grass with
scattered trees fenced. Good
buy @ $49,950 terms.
(3) Off US 27: 80 acres planted
pines in a cropland site 16
years old, on good county
road, good buy at $11,000 per
acre.
(4) Off CR 250: 10 acres
partially wood. Approved well
& septic tank. Good County
Road $11,000 per acre.
(5) Branford area: 15 acres in,
good cropland, with county
roads and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27
& US 129. Reduced to $10,995
per acre
(6) Hamilton Co: 1/2 acre tract
on CR 148 with a 3/2 CH/AC
mobile home in good
condition, kitchen furnished.
$48,500.
(7) Off CR-349: Two acre
wooded corner lot near Royal
Springs. Good buy at $19,900.
(8) 167th Rd.: 3 Bedroom, 2
baths CH/AC brick with
garage, kitchen furnished. 2
ac. homesite. Reduced to
$149,900.
(9) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(10) Hamilton County: Two
nice wooded acres on (CR 150
aved rd) Priced to sell at
16,500. Terms.
(11) Off CR49: 40 acres in
Coastal Bermuda grass on
good 1/4 mile on county road.
10,900 per acre.


(12) Off US 129 South: Five
acres partially fenced scattered
trees & grass. Good land home
tract. $49,950.
(13) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road
with 107 ft. on water, elevation
survey buildable, good buy @
$72,000.
(14) Falmouth Area: five acre
tract with a 2 bedroom, I bath
singlewide mobile home, 8x20
shop. $84,500.
(15) Hamilton Co.: CR 158, 5
acres in grass with a few trees.
Seller will furnish survey.
$74,900..
(16) Jasper, FL: Vickefs Court
4/3 CH/AC brick home with
kitchen furnished, garage
approx. 2,100 sq. ft. under
roof. $196,000.
(17) Off CR 349: 10 acres
wooded with CH&AC log
home with 30'x40' pole barn,
kitchen furnished, washer &
dryer; 10'x12' storage. Good
area. Reduced to $215,000.
(18) Dowling Park: 5 acre
wooded on paved road,
$59,900.
(19) 121st Street: 90 acres in
good coastal Bermuda. Old
homesite with pecan trees, 4"
well, etc. Good area $11,550
per acre.
(20) Near City: 3 bedroom, 2
bath CH/AC brick home cont.
approx. 1600 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, washer &
dryer, 2 car detached garage,
10'x20' storage, 3/4 ac. lot.
Priced to sell @ $145,000.
(21) Suwianne River: 2 lots
with 230 ft. on the water on
good county road near a good
boat ramp. $105,000 for the
pair, owner will divide.
(22) Suwannee Valley Estates:
4 acres wooded on good county
road. $35,000. 131,,1-


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CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


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Suwannee Valley Nursing Center
Accepting applications for the
following positions:
Full time RN Position
Full Time CNA'S
(All Shifts and PRN positions).
427 N.W. 15th Ave. Jasper, Florida
32052. Please apply in person.
OFFICE CLEANERS
LIMPIADORES -'Opportunities. Part
Time / Full Time Night-Day
Weekend pos. Flex. Hrs. Start
Today! $17.00 per call 1-900-945-
8300.

PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED
CDA preferred but not necessary.
1 wk paid vacation, 12 pd. holidays.
$7.50 start pay. For. info call 386-362-
7901

FirstDay
GENERAL MANAGER
Local high-volume restaurant is
actively seeking individuals for the
position of General Manager, Salary
range of $30,000-$36,000, based
upon experience, plus an aggressive
bonus program and benefits.
Resumes may be mailed to:

GENERAL MANAGER POSITION
PO Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064

Want To Work in N. Florida?
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Live Oak, Suwannee County, FL
Due to growth we have new
employment opportunities in our
modern poultry operations.

*Examples of available jobs:
Deboner: $9.46
Packers: : $8.91
Warehouse: $9.26
Night Sanitation: $9.26
.Live Hangers:. $11.40
Maintenance: $9.20-$14.00
Includes Perfect Attendance
Bonus of $1.05/hour

Successful candidates must be
able to perform the essential
functions of the job, with or without
accommodations, and be legally
authorized to work. Will train.
Overtime work -i,.a 1 3L'., J a, .
weekend. Medical and life
insurance, dental, vision and
prescription drug programs, paid
vacations, paid holidays, credit
union and more.

Apply Now!!!
PILGRIM'S PRIDE
19740 US Hwy 90W.
Live Oak, Florida 32060
English 386-208-0205
Espanol 386-208-0190
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182


Dear Classified Guys,
In the past four years, I've had two
cars and six accidents. The first car,
a light brown sedan, was hit in the
passenger and driver's side twice.
After the fourth accident I bought a
white Volkswagen that was rear-
ended the first week I owned it. Then
last week I was in a car accident that
practically totaled the front passen-
ger side. My sister tries to tell me it's
my driving, but I'm convinced that it's
the lousy car colors that make the
difference. Maybe I need something
brighter so people can see me com-
ing. My sister drives a red sports car
and has never been in an accident
yet. She's not a great driver. So now
I'm shopping the classified
ads for yet another car. 4..
Can you tell me the best .'J.
color to get? Then maybe I
can prove to my sister that car
color does make a difference.
Cash: After six accidents, your
insurance agent must be on speed dial.
Carry: You may need more than a
bright colored car. Maybe you need
some flashing lights to go with it.
Cash: Regardless of your next car
color, try taking a defensive driving
course. With so many accidents, you


THE

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^ Guys (



Duane "Cash" Holze
& Todd "Carry" Holze


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could certainly use the discount on your
car insurance.
Carry: As for the color, it might seem
that a brighter car would be easier to see
on the road. Dark colored cars tend to
blend into the background and white
may be hard to see on snowy days.
* Cash: However despite numerous
studies, there is no solid conclusion on,
how car color affects accidents. Since
there are so many variables such as
weather conditions, surrounding land-
scape and even experience of the driv-
er, it's difficult to relate color to
accidents.
Carry: It seems you'll have to prove
your sister wrong in other ways. If you


think that color may affect your driv-
ing, then by all means, choose a color
that makes you feel safer. Anything
that may give you more confidence
behind the wheel could help you in the
future.
Cash: Also, if you're worried about
people seeing your car, remember to
drive with your headlights on. Even
during daylight hours, turning on your
lights can help other cars notice you on
the road. However, there's nothing that
can substitute for driving defensively to
avoid an accident.
Carry: And who knows, with a little
luck you won't have to talk to your
insurance agent anytime soon.


Big Yellow Bus
In 1939, the National Conference on
School Transportation was first formed
to decide on standards for transporting
children. It was there the group decid-
ed on the color for buses that is now
known as "National Glossy School Bus
Yellow". The color formula is actually
on file with the National Bureau of
Standards. Despite the organization's
efforts to standardize school buses, it
wasn't nationally completed until 1974
when Minnesota finally adopted the
color, switching from Minnesota
Golden Orange.
Favorite Color
Sometimes the hardest decision about
buying a car isn't the make or model,
but the color. According to the 2006
Dupont Color Popularity Report, the
top selling car color for the sixth year in
a row is silver, accounting for 19% of
all cars sold in North America. It is fol-
lowed closely by white, gray and black.
Together these four colors account for
over 60% of the car market.
Yellow/gold rounds out the bottom of
the list with only 3% of new car sales.
,
Got a question, funny storyor just want to give
us your opinion? Let us hear it. Leave a
message toll-free at (888) 242-3644 or send to:
P.O. Box 8246, New Fairfield, CT 06812.


Being Defensive
I was so nervous when my daughter
turned 16. Not only was she starting
to date, but now she was getting her
driver's license.
Before I would allow her to drive on
her own, I insisted she take a defensive
driving course. I told her she had to
learn some techniques from a profes-
sional.
Like any teenager, she rolled her
eyes and complained the whole way to
the course. As we both sat in the class-
room waiting for the instructor, I again
tried to explain, "This guy is going to
show us how to be better drivers."
My comment fell on deaf ears when
Sthe instructor entered, "Sorry I'm late,
but believe it or not, I was just in a car
accident!"
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EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
Immediate opening, hydraulic exp.
helpful, must have own hand tools.
Apply in person at Musgrove
Construction, Hwy 90 E. 386-362-
7048
HANDYMEN Service Techs to
provide handyman services to local
national chain stores. Experience
working directly w/ customers, own
tools & transportation required.
FT/PT. Paid weekly + mileage. 1-
866-HANDY44 (426-3944)
Maintenance
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 330-2567
FirstDay
TEMPORARY FULL TIME PAINTER
Needed ASAP
Must have experience.
Contact Troy Fletcher
or Angela Akins at
386-362-7860 or apply at
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston St. Live Oak
FL 32064 Delta Health Group
EOE/V/D/M/F




TRANSPORTATION
Antique Autos for Sale
ANTIQUE CAR -'65 MUSTANG
Runs good $6,000.00 Call 386-362-
6147
WE BUY WHOLE JUNK CARS
$100.00. Free Pick-Up. Call 386-878-"
9260. or 386-752-3648 after 5p.m.


You..
Positive Attitude
Dynamic Personality
Computer Experience


Autos for Sale
CREDIT PROBLEMS?
NO PROBLEM!
CALL CHRIS AT
ROUNTREE MOORE
AND RIDE TODAY!
386-867-0560
FOR SALE '93 BUICK Park
Avenue Ultra; 3.8 Super Charger;
power everything. $1,000. 938-3709
KIA SEPHIA 2001, 52,800 miles,
spoiler, runs and looks great!
$4,500.00 OBO Call 386-362-3623
RED CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE,
1997 Sebring. 87,000 miles, .asking
$5,200.00 OBO Call and leave
message 386-776-1670.

Trucks for Sale
FirstDay
CHEVY S10 1988
$1500.00 OBO
386-590-1833

GMC PICK UP X/CAB 2003 A/T,
A/C Power windows/Locks, $50,000
mi. Good Condition $11,500.00 Call
386-364-8088

Utility
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 LT 1999,
Leather seats, am/fm cassette and
CD stereo, running boards, towing
pkg. total electric, new tires, new
spare. $6,800.00 386-362-3069'

UTILITY TRAILERS
3 16'X 6' dual axle, 1 unpainted
frame, $875. 1 black, painted frame,
$975. Plus your choice of flooring; 1
black, painted frame, red fenders,
2"X 6" flooring, $1250. 386-590-0990


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First Place

Florida Grapefruit and
Jerk-Grilled Chicken With
Arugula Salad
By Chef Matthew Laman, Sodexho USA
in Hummelstown, Pa.
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Chicken:
4 6-ounce boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon jerk marinade
Sauce:
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups no-sodium chicken broth
Juice of 2 Florida grapefruits
(about 16 ounces)
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
Salad:
2 cups arugula
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 Florida grapefruit, peeled,
segmented and coarsely
chopped
2 papayas, peeled, seeded and diced
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
16 grape tomatoes sliced in half
lengthwise
4 1/4-inch fresh pineapple rings
Place chicken and jerk marinade in large,
zipper-top bag; seal and refrigerate one hour.
Remove chicken from bag and place on hot
grill. Grill chicken until thoroughly cooked,
about 15 to 20 minutes, or until internal
temperature reaches 165'F.
In heavy skillet over medium-high heat,
saut6 garlic with non-stick cooking spray,
then add chicken stock and grapefruit juice.
Bring to a boil, lower temperature to medium-
low and reduce to syrup. Add cilantro. Stir
well and set aside. In large bowl, combine aru-
gula, olive oil, chopped grapefruit and pepper.
Toss to coat; add tomatoes and papaya.


Place one pineapple ring on each center of
4 dinner plates. Top each ring with one grilled
chicken breast. Divide salad into 4 equal
parts; place on grilled chicken. Drizzle plates
with sauce.
Nutrients per serving: 414 calories (21%
calories from fat); 39g protein; 45g carbohy-
drates; 6g fiber; lOg total fat (1.7g saturated,
5.8g monounsaturated, 1.5g polyunsaturated);
142mg sodium, vitamin A 70% DV, vitamin C
339% DV, calcium 12% DV, iron 14% DV
AnalIysis from NutritionData.


Second Place

Florida Grapefruit Salad
With Seared Shrimp
By Chef Holly Peterson, Chef
Consultant and Owner of Sea Star
Sea Salt in Napa Valley, Calif
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


Salad:
8 baby potatoes
3 Florida grapefruits
1 small fennel bulb, thinly
sliced (to yield about
1 cup)
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled and
cubed
1 persimmon, peeled and
cubed
4 tablespoons fresh
pomegranate seeds


2 sprigs tarragon with
leaves separated from
stem
1 head radicchio, torn into
medium-sized pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin
olive oil
12 jumbo shrimp (peeled
and de-veined)
Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons red wine
vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
2 doves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons plus
1 teaspoon extra-virgin
olive oil
Cook potatoes in boiling salted
water until very tender. While
potatoes cook, whisk together
vinaigrette ingredients in medium
bowl. Quarter cooked potatoes
and place them immediately into
vinaigrette while hot to infuse
flavor. Zest grapefruit to get 2 to
3 tablespoons of peel. Then, peel
and segment grapefruits; place in
strainer over bowl to save juice
for searing shrimp.
In hot saut6 pan, sear shrimp in
1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook
shrimp 1 or 2 minutes on each
side. Add grapefruit zest and
reserved juice to pan. Combine
shrimp and remaining salad
ingredients, toss and serve.
Nutrients per serving: 508
calories (32% calories from fat);
29g protein; 59g carbohydrates;
1 lg fiber; 19g total fat (Og
saturated, 11.8g monounsaturated,
2.7g polyunsaturated); 635mg
sodium; vitamin A 30% DV;
vitamin C 196% DV; calcium
14% DV; iron 26% DV
Analysis fimn NutritionData.


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(Family Features) The
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to show your partner just
how much you care? The
intense red of radicchio is
a brilliant choice for a
romantic salad for a
special dinner for two.
Just as in romance, this
salad mixes the bitter with
the sweet. The intense
flavor of radicchio is
partnered with baby
spinach, luscious fresh
pear slices and
caramelized pecans.
Gorgonzola cheese
balances radicchio's bite.
For a winter salad, a
fresh green or red Anjou
pear is a delicious choice.
The highly aromatic and
flavorful Bosc pear is also
available throughout the
winter months.
A staple on
Mediterranean and
European tables, a recently
published report reveals
that radicchio provides an
antioxidant content
rivaling that of blueberries
and spinach. With a
powerful flavor and color
profile, radicchio has taken
the&American salad scene
by storm in the last ten
years,; appearing
everywhere from
McDonald's to fine dining
restaurants.
Consumers can find
fresh Royal Rose radicchio
year-round because EVS
Farms is the only grower
in the world to harvest
fresh radicchio daily.
Based in the fertile Salinas
Valley, this grower
partners with growers in
southern Arizona and
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radicchio to supermarkets
and produce markets
nationwide.
Royal Rose radicchio is
fresher because it is field-
packed and shipped
directly to distributors and
retailers. Foreign grown
radicchio often spends up
to four weeks in route to
local American distributors
and retailers. Because
domestically grown
radicchio spends less time
being shipped, the outer
layers stay firm, full and
healthy. A good, fresh head
of radicchio should weigh
at least half a.pound, but if


radicchio is shipped from a
foreign location, it loses its
original size when it is
trimmed down to remove
the limp and wilted layers.

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Pear Salad with
Gorgonzola and
Caramelized Pecans
8 servings

1 head Royal Rose
radicchio, cored
and chopped
1 10-oz. bag fresh
spinach leaves, chopped
3 ripe pears, cored and
sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly


sliced 1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons balsamic 2 tablespoons water
vinegar 1 cup pecan halves,
3 tablespoons olive oil lightly toasted*
Salt and pepper, to taste .
6 ounces crumbled Lightly grease a rim
Gorgonzola cookie sheet. Set aside
1/2 cup caramelized a small saucepan bring
pecans* sugar and water to a bi


In small saucepan, heat
vinegar and oil gently over
medium heat until hot;
immediately pour dressing
over salad and toss until
evenly dressed. Season
with salt and pepper and
serve at once.

Caramelized Pecans:


med
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oil.


Increase heat to medium-
high and cook syrup
without stirring until
mixture turns golden, ,
about 10 minutes. Remove
from heat. Stir in pecans,
then spread pecans in a
single layer on prepared
sheet. Let stand until cool,
then break into small
pieces. Makes 1 cup. Store


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Northwest's

late muzzleloader

season has'
new rules for

private lands
Sportsmen hunting on pri-
vate lands will notice some
changes this year to the season
that immediately follow% s the
general gufl season in the
Northwest Hunting Zone.
What used to be called the
special archery/muzzleloading
gun season on private lands is
now part of that zone's muzzle-
loading gun season. Rules and
regulations for muzzleloading
season now apply to -this sea-
son, which runs Feb. 15-25, but
only in the Northwest Hunting
Zone. Hunters need a $5 muz-
zleloading gun permit to hunt
during this period, when they
may use muzzleloaders, bows
or crossbows (new this year).
On wildlife management ar-
eas (WMAs) in the Northwest
Zone, this late season is still re-
ferred to as archery/muzzle-
loading gun season, with the
same rules applying as last
year. More than half of the
Northwest Zone's WMAs offer
this opportunity, when hunters
can use bows or muzzleload-
ers, but no crossbows-unless
they possess a disabled person
crossbow permit. Along with a
hunting license and .manage-
ment area permit, hunters who
choose to use a bow during this
period must have a $5 archery
permit. Those using a muzzle-
loader are required to have a $5
muzzleloading gun permit.
The most common game to
hunt during this season are deer
and wild hogs. Unless hunters
possess an antlerless deer per-
mit, only bucks may be taken,
and one antler must be at least
5 inches in length above the
hairline. On private lands, the
daily bag limit on deer is two.
Bag limits and antler size for
deer on WMAs can differ, and
hunters should consult the
WMA brochure before they
hunt.
There is no bag or size limits
on wild hogs when hunting pri-
vate lands and most WMAs.
On a few WMAs, specific bag
and size limits do apply when
hunting- them, and hunters
should consult the WMA
brochure to be sure.
On private lands and
WMAs, hunters may not use
dogs to pursue deer or wild
hogs during this period and
may not take turkeys during
this season.


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How to proactively manage your asthma


Many women with asthma be-
come overwhelmed by it and let it
control the way they live their
lives. Dr. Monica Kraft, Director of
Duke University's Allergy, Asthma
and Airway Center, who will be
featured in an upcoming television
special entitled "Breathing Easy:
Women and Asthma" talks about
effective ways in which women
with asthma can accomplish goals
and live the life they want.
"One of my patients decided that
she wanted to start running at the
age of 48, but after a quarter mile
she was wheezing and coughing,"
says Dr. Kraft. "Together we
worked on ways to enable her to
run. She now has a goal of com-
pleting a 10k running race."
In the show Dr. Kraft advises that
if you have asthma, it's important
to put yourself first and not let asth-
ma control your life. You have to
find the right doctor with whom
you can build a long-term relation-
ship because on-going follow up is
the key to managing your asthma.
Then you have to describe your
symptoms and how often you are
using your fast-acting inhaler. Tell
your doctor how these symptoms
keep you from doing what you
want or need to do.


Your doctor can help you set
goals- whether it's running or gar-
dening without getting out of
breath- and let you know that such
goals do not have to be out of
reach. You must learn to recognize
your symptoms and their triggers.
There are many ways that you
can help control your asthma. The
most important step is talking to
your doctor about ways to manage
asthma. If you believe your asthma
is starting to control your life, Dr.
Kraft offers the following tips on
how to help your doctor best serve
you:
Find out what you can about
asthma so you can identify the
symptoms and how it might be af-
fecting your life. There are many
great informational tools out there
including websites like www.asth-
maawarenessedu.com or the televi-
sion show "Breathing Easy:
Women and Asthma" that can help
women identify goals and find
ways to talk to their doctors about
asthma management.
Think about your rescue inhaler
use- do you use it more than twice
a week? Do you use it at particular
times?
Try to identify the specific envi-
ronments or situations that trigger


symptoms such as shortness of
breath, chest-tightening, lung bum-
ing, wheezing and coughing.
Identify what you feel if and/or
when you wake up at night
Identify what you feel when
you first wake up in the morning.
What medications have you
taken in the past that are or aren't
related to asthma?
What medications are you cur-
rently taking?
With the right tools and medica-
tions and the knowledge of how
and when to use those tools, you
can control your asthma.
For multi-media needs including
video, audio, and blogging tools
please visit: http://media.medi-
alink.com/webnr. aspx?Sto-
ry=32954
Did You Know?
By becoming educated and
aware of what triggers their asthma
in conjunction with developing a
good relationship with their physi-
cian women can be in a position to
proactively manage their illness.
"Knowing how and when to use
the right tools and medications can
help women control their asthma,"
says Dr. Monica Kraft of Duke
University's Allergy, Asthma and
Airway Center.


FWC announces annual manatee

synoptic survey numbers


In the annual manatee synoptic
survey conducted Jan. 30-Feb. 1,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commnission
(FWC) reported a preliminary
count of 2,812 manatees
state\ ide.
A team of 16 observers (14 b
air and two on the ground) from
eight organizations counted 1.412
on Flonda's Atlantic Coast and
1,400 on the state's Gulf Coast.
A synoptic survey is a simulta-
neotus count of manatees over a
broad area. The survey results are
not used directly to evaluate the
status of the manatee population.
Although the survey results are
not an estimate of population size,
this survey provides researchers
with a minimum number of man-
atees in Florida waters at the time
of the count. In addition, the sur-
veys provide a snapshot of mana-
tee distribution around the state.
State law requires an annual
count, weather permitting, of
manatees in Florida waters. The
synoptic survey meets this re-
quirement. The best conditions
for the synoptic survey occur dur-


ing the winter FWC follows a
prescription for favorable weather
conditions for manatee surveys as
weather and manatee behavior af-
fect synoptic survey counts This
year, w arm winter conditions and
changing %weather over the course
of the sure> influenced the re-
sulting count.
"Deteriorating weather condi-
tions posed a challenge to ob-
servers. However, despite the
weather, we counted record num-
bers of manatees in Tampa Bay,
Blue Spring and Birevard Coun-
ty." said Dr. Holly Edwards, the
FWC biologist in charge of the
annual count
Researchers at FWC's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute are de-
veloping new survey methods that
would make future aerial surveys
more accurate and less dependent
on weather conditions.
For more information about
manatees and synoptic surveys,
v i s I t
hrtp://research.MyF WC.com.
To report a dead or injured
manatee, call toll-free, 888-404-
FWCC (4922).


Boys & Girls
Club of Suwannee
County golf

tournament set for
March 17
Deadline for early
registration and sponsor-
ships, Thursday, March 1

Submitted
Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University
(FAMU) College of Engi-
neering Sciences, Technol-
ogy and Agriculture Coop-
erative Extension Program
announces the first golf
tournament to benefit the
Boys & Girls Club of
Suwannee County will be
held Saturday, March' T7" '
Suwannee Country Club,
7932 US 90 E, Live Oak.
,-Tee time at 8:30 a.m. Entry
fee will be $60 per player,
includes 18 holes. Early
registration deadline:
Thursday, March 1. Late
registration, fee: $70. Make
checks payable to Boys &
Girls Club of Suwannee
County.
Become a sponsor: Open
to businesses, organiza-
tions and individuals at
$100. Deadline Thursday,
March 1.
We would like to
THANK YOU for your
prayers, participation and
support of the Boys & Girls
Club of Suwannee County
and your commitment that
you are making to the chil-
dren. May God richly bless
you All. Executive Direc-
tor, Kevin Kidd.
To register, contact
FAMU Youth Specialist
Tonda Nelson, 850-599-
8110, or Boys & Girls Club
of Suwannee County Chair-
person Yvonne Scott, 386-
3 6 2 2 7 8 .9,
evscott894@aol.com.

WHO: Boys & Girls
Club of Suwannee County
WHAT: golf tournament
WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Sat-
urday, March 17
WHERE: Suwannee
Country Club, 7932 US 90
E, Live Oak
COST: Entry fee dead-
line: $60; late entry fee:
$70; and sponsorship: $100
NOTE: Entry fee and
sponsorship deadline
Thursday, March 1. Make
checks payable to Boys &
Girls Club of Suwannee
County.
CONTACT: FAMU
Youth Specialist Tonda
Nelson, 850-599-8110, or
Boys & Girls Club of
Suwannee County Chair-
person Yvonne Scott, 386-
3 62-27 8 9,
evscott894@aol.com


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