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Four family

members

arrested for

prescription

drug fraud
The North Florida Drug Diversion Re-
sponse Team (DRT) has arrested a man, his
ex-wife and their two daughters following a
lengthy investigation into more than 200 cas-
es of prescription drug fraud according to a
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) news release. Suspicious prescription
activity spanning several North Florida coun-
ties caught the attention last year of the
Lafayette County and Taylor County Sheriff's
Offices who then contacted the FDLE, one of
the agencies that make up the DRT.
Records from a dozen doctors' offices and
more than 40 pharmacies in Lafayette,
Suwannee, Columbia, Taylor, Madison,
Hamilton, Baker and Duval counties re-
vealed more than 200 alleged incidents of
drug diversion, a term used to describe the

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Lafayettz-County




BUSINESS
Barbara Lancaster featured
this week Page 6A


Members of the community join hands as they recite the Lord's prayer. See more photos in upcoming issue. Photo: Ira Mikell.


Lafayette County unites in prayer


IRA MIKELL
Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl@ alltel.net


Sn a blistering Thursday
- / .' afternoon at 12 p.m., on
Si May 3, Lafayette Coun-
ty officials, law enforce-
.. ment personnel, and
townsfolk united together at the Mayo
Town Park to observe the 56th annual
National Day of Prayer.
Those who participated in the event
were Chuck Hodge, Pastor of Alton


Church of God; Lana Morgan,
Lafayette County Supervisor of Elec-
tions; Ricky Lyons, Lafayette County
Clerk of Court; Carson McCall,
Lafayette County Sheriff; Chip Parker,
Pastor of Airline Baptist Church; John
Hoblick, President of Florida Farm Bu-
reau; John Whittington, Pastor of Light-
house Christian Center; Michelle How-
land, owner of Hair Designs by ...
Michelle; and, Marilyn Wimberley,
Lafayette County Tax Collector.
According to Hodge, the event is
held each year to remind us of how


prayer plays a vital role in government,
schools, law enforcement, and the com-
munity as a whole.
At the end of the ceremony, everyone
held hands, bowed their heads, and re-
cited the Lord's prayer as a symbolic
act of solidarity.
Communities across the country have
been participating in this annual event
since it.was signed into law byPresi-
dent Harry Truman on April 17, 1952.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan de-
clared the first Thursday in May to be
the official day of observance.


honoring their mothers in
their own special way on
Mother's Day, May 13.
Some, will show their love
by giving them a bouquet
of flowers. Others may


Post Office conducts

"Stamp Out Hunger"

Food Drive May 12
The employees of the Mayo Post Office will partici-
pate in the annual national "Stamp Out Hunger" Food
Drive on Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers in
Lafayette County, are happy to participate in this an-'
nual event.
Each year United Way of America partners with the
National Association of Letter Carriers and brings to-
gether national and local partners to address hunger
by providing food to those most in need. It is the
largest one-day effort to combat hunger in the United
States with millions of families participating and thou-
sands of letter carriers, postal employees and volun-
teers collecting the donations. Locally, United Way of
Suwannee Valley coordinates the effort with the local
post offices and agencies which receive the con-
tributed food.
The food received in Lafayette County is distributed
to the Mayo Manna House, the Lighthouse Christian
Center and several church food pantrieswhich in turn
makes the food available to those in need.
"Although non-perishable food items such as
canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice
are always welcome, there is a need for canned food
products containing protein," Donna Land, postmaster


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pay tri
take their mother out to
dinner or have a family
picnic at the local park.
Even fathers will be partici-
pating in the annual obser-
vation to show their wives
how much they are appre-
ciated.
This national observance
would not have been possi-
ble without the efforts of its
founder Anna Jarvis.
Through much patience,


SEE.LOCAL, PAGE 9A


bute to their mothers


(L-R) Josh Decker, Matthew Adkins, Jillisa Thomas, Arturo Negrete, Kit Stickle. Photo: Ira Mikell.
Several students from Lafayette High School were chosen to pay tribute their mothers on
Mother's Day. Be sure to read their essays on page 9A.


Ribbon cutting
day at Cooks
Hammock General
Country Store
IRA MIKELL
Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl@alltel.net
A small gathering of
Lafayette County officials
and residents attended a
grand opening ceremony
at Cooks Hammock Gener-
al Country Store on Thurs-
day, May 2. The event was
sponsored by the Lafayette
County Chamber of Com-
merce. Among those in at-
tendance were Janet Story,


Janet Story, surrounded by Lafayette County Commissioners, Jim Hollis from the Lafayette County
Chamber of Commerce, and a few residents of Cooks Hammock, cuts the ribbon. Photo: Ira Mikell.


Lighthouse Realty
of North Florida, InC.
COUETRY CHRM Nicely kept 5.02 acres with large oak
and pecan trees. This two-story, 2,353 sq. ft. 3/2 home
was built with a family in mind. The upstairs bedrooms are
extra, extra large with a "Jack & Jill bathroom." Minutes to
U, ,the public boat ramp onto the Suwannee, or 1/2 mile walk
Neill to the riverside, Three miles to Adv ent Christian Village.
I-eathe, r Neill Located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Appliances stay,
Broker $210,000. MLS #52800
SCorner US 27 & Hwy. 51 Mayo, FL* (386) 294-2131 www.LighthouseRealtyus


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High: 86 Low: 62
Weather art
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second grade


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Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl@alltel.net
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faith


New Canoes
and Kayaks

AMERICAN CANOE
ADVENTURES
10610 BRIDGE ST. WHITE SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32096
Wendell Hannum (386) 397-1309
owner/opeiator www.acal.com


Mother's Day Lunch Bu
Camp Weed & Cerveny Confe

Sunday, May 13, 20(

11:00 am 2:00 pn

Ham and Beef Carving Stations,
Way" Egg Station Baker's Tabli
Salad Bar Crab Bisque De

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s25.00 / Person
Children 12 & Under: $10.C
Infants: Free
Includes Taxes and Graf

Camp \\ ,- J1 C e&venr' C conference Cente

386-364-5250
Located 6 miles East of Live Oak off US 90


Are you prepared


for a disaster?


RcUjion


, lWhat is your
church
doing?
Let us hear
from you!

Have an article
you want printed?
Send it to us!

Phone: 294-1210
I Fax: 294-2666
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tion also available in Span-
ish).
Participating Agencies:
Lafayette County Health
Department, Sheriff's Of-
fice, Civil Defense, Emer-
gency Management, Exten-
sion Service and the Ameri-
can Red Cross
For more information, lo-
gon to "http://www.new-
beginningschurchmayo.co
m" www.newbegin-
ningschurchmayo.com or
call 294-1244.


New Beginnings Church -

MEGA SPORTS CAMP
Registration May 19, 10am 2pm
at the Lafayette Community Center
Camp will be held Monday, June 4, through Thursday
June 7, at the Edward Perry Sports Complex from 6-8:30
pm. Mega Sports Camp teaches basketball, soccer, cheer-
leading, teamwork and easy to understand Bible lessons,
Come join the fun!
i If you are unable to attend the registration on May 19,
please call NBC at 386-294-1244 to sign up.


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"Have It, You press my appreciation for
e Hot, Sides all of your great compas-
ssert Table sion and comfort at the
ssert Table time of my dad's death.

until Ma 11]. For those of you who
n .knew my dad, let us use
his demonstration of life as
O0 / Person a motivation to unite us
with God, slow down and
tuitvy enjoy the great things He
tt yput here on earth, and to
2 r grow to feel more and
more confident with our
salvation.
4.Your friend in Christ,
SJon Abbott


Obituarirs ]


Studies have shown that
people who plan and pre-
pare, fare best during and
after a disaster.
New Beginnings Church
'is hosting an EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS FAIR on
SATURDAY, MAY 19, from
10a.m.-2p.m. at the
Lafayette Community Cen-
ter (across from The Hornet
Hose Car Wash)
Bring the whole family
for free information, food
and giveaways! (Informa-


Loy Clay
"L.C." Jackson

Loy Clay "L.C." Jackson,
age 89, died Tuesday, May
2, 2007 at his residence in
Mayo. A lifetime resident
of Mayo, Mr. Jackson was a
son of the late John Henry
Jackson and the late Mamie
(Jones) Jackson. He was a
member of Airline Baptist
Church and was a board
member of Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed working on his
farm. His first wife, Ellen
Perry Jackson, a son, Ed-
ward Perry, and a sister,
Winnie Morris, prede-
ceased him.
His wife of 26 years,
Clyde Jackson, of Mayo,
survives him. Other sur-
vivors include: 2 sons, Jody
Jackson and wife Brenda,
of Mayo, M.A. Perry ~and
wife Patricia, of Mayo; 3
daughters, Karen Byrd and
husband Earl, of Mayo,
Reba Trawick and husband
Marty, of Mayo, and
Blanche Perry,, of Mayo; a
daughter-in-law, Joann
Perry, of Mayo, 1 brother,
R.A. Jackson of Mayo; 1 sis-
ter, Burldine Devri, of Ft.
Worth, Texas; and a host of
grandchildren, great
grandchildren, relatives
and friends.
Funeral services were
held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
May 5, 2007 at Airline Bap-
tist Church, with Bro.
David Knight, Bro. Chip
Parker, and Bro. Chuck
Hodge officiating. The fam-
ily received friends Friday
evening from 6-8 p.m. at
Burns Mayo Chapel. In lieu
of flowers, donations may
be made to Lake City Hos-
pice, Airline Church Build-
ing Fund, or to Taunton
Children's Home, P.O. Box
870, Wewahitchka, FL


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 6:0-:3"pm
Fellowship Supper 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Awanas, Faith, Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27
"O0 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.
Family Night 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" 320069-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. 320072F

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD...................294-1811
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
S rlday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Kid's Church 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
eSdYouth Impact 7:00 p.m.
vVeds 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" ,
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER...294-3089
Pastor, John Whittington
Sunday Praise and Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Children's Church 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Night Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Children's and Teen's Service 7:00 p.m.
State Road 51 Mayo "Love Never Fails" 351900F


Methodist Church
Phone: 386-294-1661
MAYO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Located SE corner 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: Brother Jimmy Legg Kathy Palam
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@Sallel net 324600-F

MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 935-4993
Pastor: Danmty Rogers 9:45a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
Evemnng 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.

Brewer Lake Baptist Church
Off Hwy. 53 in Day, FL 386-294-1578
"We're Going, Growing and Glowing for God"
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 1 a.m.
Training Union 6 p.m.
Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Wednesday,
Children, Youth & Adult 7 p.m.
Matt Swain, Pastor William Sircy, Youth
Visit us on the web at www.brewerlakebqptistchurch corn
"Come To Day...Come Today!" 333334-F


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Jesus Christ Fellowship
Pastor Rev. Charlie Walker
Sunday Early Service 8:30 a.m. Community Church,
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. A Full Gospl Ministry
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. A u osel M sy
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m. of Mayo Florida, Inc.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Visitation 5:00 p.m. 294-1656
Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Deacon Lemon Curtis Watson,
Mission Classes 7:00 p.m. Chairman of the Deacon Ministry
Located Two Miles North of Mayo Off Highway 51 Mother Emma Watson, General Mother
"Come And Hear, All Ye That Fear God" Ps. 66:16 324603-F Located on Lake St.
at the corner of San Pedro St.
PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306 Church Services
Sunday School....................10:00 an.
Pastor Ted Rushing Morning Worshi................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Tuesday Service.....................7:00p.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. (Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Wednesday Discipleship Training..............6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Evening Training 6:00 p.m. Worship means Celebration, Communication,
Team Kids Night 6:30 p.m. and Consecration.
Seven miles West of Mayo, left on CR 534 then right on 350A ChurchMembership means Co itment
JesusS Discipleship mean 3a student of the
Jesus S -- 24604-F word of God. 324W52-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
324S7r-F


Bethel Creek Baptist Church
Pastor : Jerry Tyson
Sunday School 9:4
Sunday Worship Service 11:
Sunday Evening Worship 6:
Wednesday Bible Study 7:(
Nursery available for all services
located 3 miles North of Day on Highway 53
Where you are always welcomed

Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Pastor George Dunn
935-0943
Sunday School 9:45
Sunday Morning Worship 11:0(
Sunday Evening 6:00
Wednesday Evening 7:00
3029 S.E. CR 500


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New Beginnings Church
a place for you
Pastor...............Wayne Hudson
Phone Number........386-294-1244
newbeginningschurch@alltel.net
Purpose Statetmnt
New Beginnigs exists to provide an environment
where People can discover and develop a passion for
God that is Real relevant and relational
New Location:
163 W. Main Street, Suite 500
Service Schedus
Sun. Morning Worship ...................1000 a.m.
AtwNte gi smm fn'sahsc "'paicforyo."
wwv.newbeginningschurchmayo.com
328269-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.
5 a.m. Prayer Meeting..............7:00 p.m.
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351696-F


To Place Your Church In

Our Church Directory,

Call Myrtle at 386-362-1734


32465.
Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home was in charge of all
arrangements.


Nellie Adkins Tripp

Nellie Adkins Tripp, a
homemaker, age 59, passed
away on Tuesday, May 1,
2007 at Marshall Health
Care in Perry.
She was born in Pigeon
Creek, W. Virginia, resid-
ing in Mayo since 1949. She
enjoyed reading, movie
watching, crocheting.
Survivors include; (2)
sons; Eugene Sutley, of
York, Pa; Travis Sutley, of
Mayo, (2) daughters; Sheila
Heckman and husband
David, of Harrisburg, Pa;
Dana Sutley, of Jack-
sonville, (3) brothers Bill
Adkins, of Cooks Ham-
mock, Johnny Adkins of
Mayo and Bob Adkins of
St. Cloud, (3) sisters; Polly
Whitehouse, Louise Star-
ling, both of Mayo, and
Gracie Gamble, of Cooks
Hammock, (4) grandchil-
dren; David Heckman, Jr,
. Sarah Mae Heckman,
Travis Levi Sutley and
Quinton Lee Sutley.
Memorial services were
held at 2 p.m. on Friday,
May 4, 2007 at Burns Mayo
Chapel, with Pastor Danny
Rogers, officiating.
Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home in Mayo was in
charge of all arrangements.

PUBLIC
NOTICE
MEETING DATE
CHANGE!
The Mayo Town Coun-
cil will hold their month-
ly meeting on Tuesday,
May 15, 2007 at 7 p.m.


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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007


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4ewAttkk Iafan1
Cindy Koon and John Hewett of Mayo would like to
remind you of the wedding of their daughter, Darica
Brooks Hewett to William Travis Land.
The wedding.will take place on Saturday, May 12, be-
ginning at 6 p.m. at Mayo Baptist Church in Mayo. The
reception will follow the ceremony at the home of Cindy
Koon.
All family and friends are invited to attend.


97'a'r aand Siazzino
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hyman Hart would like to re-
mind you of the approaching marriage of their daughter
Dana Diane Hart to John Joseph Sciarrino.
The wedding will take place May, 26, 2007 at Bixler
Memorial Chapel in Dowling Park, at five o'clock in the
afternoon. Invitations are being sent.



Smith tapped for PTK honorary


Lafayette County's
Matthew Smith was in-
ducted into Phi Theta
Kappa, the International
Honor Society of two-
year colleges, at North
Florida Community Col-
lege April 16.
Eligible students must


have a grade point aver-
age of 3.2 and have com-
pleted a minimum of 12
college credit hours.
For more information
contact the NFCC Office
of College Advancement
at news@nfcc.edu or tele-
phone 850 / 973-1653.


Community FunD ay
The first annual Community Fun day will be held on
Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Mayo
Town Park.
Everyone is invited and plenty of free food and enter-
tainment will be provided..There will also'be face painting.
and clowns for the kids.
For those who wish to participate call Shatara Blake at
294-3541.




My Safe Florida


program resum


wind inspections s


Florida Chief Financial '
officer Alex Sink an-
nounced that the My Safe
Florida Home (MSFH) pro-
gram has been streamlined
to provide betters service
and has been expanded to
offer free wird inspections
to eligible Floridians
statewide. The popular
prograti aimed at harden-
Sing the homes of Floridi-
ans, will begin serving the
more than 50,000 home-
owners on the pilot pro-
gram's waiting list for
wind inspections and will
begin accepting new appli-
cations.
"I am pleased to an-
nounce that we have re-
tooled the My Safe Florida
Home program and ex-
panded it statewide for
Florida homeowners," said
CFO Sink. "Through the
newly-designed program,
we will work to increase
awareness about the im-
portance of mitigation and
educate Floridians on how
they can better protect
their families during a
storm."
The first priority of the
MSFH program is to begin
serving the more than
50,000 homeowners on a
waiting list from the pilot
phase of the program. To
provide efficient service, 11
certified wind inspection
firms were chosen to pro-
vide the free wind inspec-
tions, based upon scores,
capacity to perform a min-
imum number of quality
inspections each week and
in-house resources avail-
able to manage the large


number of applicants to
the program.
The homeowners on the
waiting list do not need to
re-apply and will receive
an update from the pro-
gram via email or letter be-
fore the end of April. These
homeowners will be
served in the order their
completed applications
Were received and should
expect to be served by the
end of the summer. Any
Floridians on the waiting
list who have not heard
from a participating wind
inspection firm by June 30,
2007, should contact the
MSFH program's toll-free
helpline at 1-866-513-
MSFH(6734).
New applicants can ap-
ply over the MSFH pro-
gram's Web site at
www.MYSafeFlorida-
Hothe.com or over the pro-
gram's toll-free helpline at
1-866-513-MSFH (6734),
but should not expect to
receive a free wind inspec-
tion before August 2007, as
the more than 50,000 pilot
phase applicants have first
priority. However, Floridi-
ans who are not interested
in participating in the
MSFH program and are
willing to pay the $150 fee
for a wind inspection, can
visit the Web site to learn
how they can contact one
of our 11 wind inspection
firms directly.
To date, the MSFH pro-
gram has awarded nearly
$100,000 to 43 Florida
homeowners who hard-
ened their homes against
hurricanes through the


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007


The focus of this year's According to the Food
Food Allergy Awareness Allergy & Anaphylaxis
Week, which runs from Network (FAAN), which
May 13-19, will be on learn- sponsors Food Allergy
ing how to help the 12 mil- Awareness Week, food al-
lion Americans who have lergy is the leading cause of
the. condition avoid suffer- anaphylaxjs (a severe and
ing a potentially fatal reac-A- potentially fatal allergic r d'
tion. The slogan is "Learn action) outside the hospital
how to Be a PAL: Protect A setting, and results in more
Life from Food Allergies" than 30,000 emergency
room visits each year. Eight
foods account for 90 per-
cent of all allergic reactions
l-lFo m e= in the U.S.: milk, eggs,
.om peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts,
almonds, cashews, pista-
s chios, pecans, etc.), wheat,
e s^ f soy, fish, and shellfish.
"Over the last 10 years,
statewide we've seen a doubling of
st te id Wthe incidence of food aller-
MSFH program. The gies in children," says Anne
MSFH program. The Mufioz-Furlong, FAAN
homeowners, who received CEO and founder. "Until
free wind inspections dur- there's a cure, it's critical
ing the pilot phase of the
ing the pilot phase of the that we all work together to
program, are being reim- protect these children."
bursed for half the cost of a Because mostllergic re-
of home improve- Because most allergic re-
variety of home improve- actions to food occur as a
ments, including hurricane result of eating something
shutters, reinforced garage that was believed to be safe,
doors and roof enhance- it is especially important to
ments. More than 5,100 learn how to "Be a PAL."
Floridians are currently. All it takes is five easy
working on mitigation im- sites:
provements through the Never take food aller-
S program and will Never take food aller-
MSFH program and will gies lightly.
receive their matching Don't share food with .
grants once the work has friends who have food al-
been completed. lergies.
The Florida Legislature is lergies.
Wash hands after'eat-
currently considering legis-
lation that may modify
some components of the
MSFH program, including
grant criteria. The MSFH
program will keep home-
owners informed,through
the Web site about any po-
tential changes once the
legislative session ends
May 4. Fredd
The MSFH program
helps Floridians identify
how they can strengthen
their homes and reduces 233 W. Bas
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hurricanes damage in our
state. In addition to pro-
viding education about 105 W. Anders
how to better mitigate
Florida homes, the pro-
gram offers eligible home- 813 S. Washi
owners a free wind inspec- 813 S. Washi
tions by trained wind in-
spectors. Homeowners Le
who have received these Lafayette Co
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opportunity to apply for a24/7
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Lighthouse Christian Center

honors Seniors


On April 29 Lighthouse Christian
Center held a fish fry to honor the
2006-2007 Seniors, Courtney Jackson
and Donna Robinson. These two girls
have been a big asset to Lighthouse
Christian Center and we are very
proud of them. Courtney has been
part of the Praise & Worship team for
the last nine years and Donna has
been a big part of working in the
sound booth. They both are members
of the youth's Army of Fire group and
the drama team.
The church cooked fish, shrimp and
so many wonderful dishes and deserts
for the celebration of these. two gradu-
ating. Monica Jackson was their fifth


grade teacher and she spoke about
watching them accomplish so much
and becoming hard workers and very
driven women that have a strong faith
in God. Pastor John Whittington spoke
about all the things they help do with
the church. They are very involved
and committed to the Lighthouse
Christian Center and we are very
proud of Courtney and Donna.
We would like to congratulate these
two families and say thank you for
everything they have done. Courtney
and Donna would also like to thank
all the family and friends that came
out to the church to celebrate their
graduation.


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Ask what your friend
are allergic to, and he
them avoid those foods.
If a friend who has foo
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'"When it comes to foc
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practice of obtaining pre-
scription drugs through de-
ception or fraud according
to the release.
Arrested are Michael
Tackett, 58; Marilyn Green-
halgh, 52 (ex-wife of
Michael Tackett) and their
daughters Launa Tackett
Prine, 30, and Angela Tack-
ett, 27. All are from Mayo.
Greenhalgh is a registered
nurse and could face sus-
pension of her license ac-
cording to the release.
The four surrendered
themselves at the Lafayette
County Jail and have been
charged with the criminal
counts listed below.
Michael Tackett 2 counts
of withholding information
from a practitioner, 2
counts of insurance fraud.
Marilyn Greenhalgh 1
count of withholding infor-
mation from a practitioner,
1 count of insurance fraud.
Launa Tackett Prine -1
count of obtaining con-
trolled substance by fraud,
1 count of insurance fraud.
Angie Tackett 3 counts
of trafficking in Oxycodone
(Taylor County), 1 count of
trafficking in Oxycodone
(Lafayette County).
The Taylor County and
Lafayette County Sheriffs
Offices as well as the Flori-
da Department of Financial
Services' Division of Insur-
ance Fraud, provided inves-
tigative assistance to the
DRT throughout the inves-
tigation. Other DRT mem-
ber agencies involved in the
case along with FDLE were
the Florida Department of
Health arnd the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administra-
ds tion.
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sponse Team is a task force
)d made up of state and feder-
et al agencies that have au-
thority to inmetigate crini-.
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a medications. This can in-
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Donnie Hamlin, Boogie
Pridgeon, Charles Driver
and Jim Hollis.
Story, sole owner of the
Cooks Hammock General
Country Store, was recent-


ly featured in "Lafayette
County Celebrates
Women In Business," a se-
ries of articles in the Mayo
Free Press that features
women who own and op-
erate their own business in
the county.


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Submitted by: Chris
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County Extension
The demand for ,
ethanol has had a dra-
matic effect on the
prospective plantings for
field crops in 2007. Corn
growers intend to plant
90.5 million acres of corn
for all purposes in 2007,
up 15% from 2006 and
.11% higher than 2005. If
realized this would be
the highest acreage since
1944, when 95.5 million
acres were planted for all
purposes. Expected
acreage is up in nearly all
states as high corn prices
are encouraging farmers
to plant more acres to
corn. The increase in in-
tended corn acres is par-

The Original Florida
Tourism Task Force
meeting notice
There will be a meeting
of The Original Florida
Tourism Task Force at 10
a.m. on Thursday, May 17,
at the Mayo Community
Center located at the inter-
section of Highway 27 and
County Road 354 near
Mayo.
If you have any questions
or desire additional infor-
mation about the meeting
or the organization, contact
Jayne M. Moraski, Director
of Economic Development,
at 352-955-2200, extension
106 or e-mail
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tially offset by lower ex-
pected acres of soybeans
in the Corn Belt and
Great Plains, and fewer
acres of cotton and rice in
the Delta and Southeast.
Soybean growers in-
tend to plant 67.1 million
acres in 2007, down 11%
from last year. If real-
ized, this will be the low-
est planted area since
1996. Acreage decreases
are expected in all grow-
ing areas, except New
York and the Southeast.
Cotton plantings for
2007 are expected to total
12.1 million acres, 20%
below last year and the
lowest since 1989. Grow-
ers intend to decrease
planted area in all states
with the largest acreage
declines in Arkansas,
Georgia, Louisiana, North


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for kidney disease
Though.it affects nearly 20 million Americans, chronic
kidney disease (CKD) is something many people don't
think about until it's too late. While numerous people
know of a friend or family member who has kidney prob-
lems, according to research published in the American
Journal of Kidney Diseases, nearly half of all people with
an advanced form of kidney disease do not even know
they have weak or failing kidneys. Preventing kidney dis-
ease is essential to maintaining a high quality of life.
Know your family history. People who have a family
member with kidney disease are more likely to develop it
themselves. In addition, African Americans are four times
more likely to suffer from kidney disease than Cau-
casians.
Eat a balanced diet. Kidneys are responsible for keep-
ing a balance of certain chemicals, such as sodium, potas-
sium and phosphorous, in your blood. A balanced diet
that does not include excess amounts of any of these
chemicals helps your kidneys do their job.
Get regular checkups. As previously mentioned,
many people are currently suffering from kidney disease
and don't even know it. People with diabetes or high
blood pressure should have their urine checked regularly
by their physician.
Be cautious with medications. Medications are often
prescribed to address chemical deficiencies within the
body. However, be careful with both prescribed and over-
the-counter medications. Prolonged use can lead to chem-
ical imbalances that make the kidneys' job even harder.


GED TeSts
North Florida Community College will
conduct GED tests May 15 and 16,, at 6 P.M.
in the NFCC Technical Center on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking the tests will be
required to furnish a Photo ID. NFCC holds
GED preparation courses free of charge;
there is a fee for the test. Pre-registration is
required. To register please call 850/973-
1629.


Carolina, Mississippi, and
Texas.
Peanut producers in-
tend to plant 1.20 million
acres of peanuts in 2007,
down 4% from last year.
If realized, planted
acreage would be the
lowest since 1915. South-

east growers intend to
plant 857,000 acres, down
10% from last year. The
most significant acreage
decline in this.region i
expected in Georgia,
down 14% from last year,
where producers intend
to plant more corn and
soybeans.
Corn planting is well
ahead of normal across
the Mid-South and Delta.
The cool, wet weather
pattern has slowed early
corn planting in southern
portions of the Corn Belt.


TABE Tests
Monday, May 21 at 5 p.m. -Tuesdays, May
1, 8,15,22 and 29 at 1:30 p.m. TABE (Test of
Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), Madison, Florida. TABE
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I talked with Mr. Earl DeBary
whose grandmother was the sec-
l eond wife of Mr. Will Murray
that we talked about in a previ-
ous article. He told me that
"grandpa showed me the old
fort" (Fort Buckeye) that was
one of the forts mentioned in a
previous article about the Semi-
nole Indian Wars. He gave me
the location of the fort and it
was not at Steinhatchee Springs
as previously thought but a lit-
tle further down the
0.A. Winburn, Jr. river at "Iron A
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where the old
trail crossed the river about a mile further
down stream. I was familiar with the spot be-
cause during my youth it was known as a
good fishing hole.
Folks had names for good fishing spots such as "the din-
ner bucket, the bonnet hole, etc." He told me that Mr. Mur-
ray had shown the site to him and described it as the old
fort so I guess that pretty well clears up an discrepancy
about the location of Fort Buckeye. I noticed on one of the
old maps that the name was spelled "Osteenhatchee" and
the name may have been derived from a settlement that
was found there.
Deadinan's Bay was brought up during my conversation
with Mr. DeBary and we talked about that for a while and I
found some memories worth mentioning about things that
were going on around there at one time. We were frequent
visitors to the "Bay" when I was a youngster and at that
time there were several docks along the river on down to-
wards the mouth and the Greek fishermen that docked
their boats and dried their nets and sponges there also op-
erated restaurants along the river.
There were plenty of fresh fish caught in those days, mul-
let was a favorite and you could sit down to a mess of mul-


Mayo Legals

LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MEETING, MAY 15, 2007
Regular School Board meeting May 15, 2007
in the School Board Administration Building
beginning at 10 a.m.
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Recognitions/Presentations
A. Student of the Month .
B. Florida SUMS Presentation
IV. Citizen lnput
V. Consent Items
A. Personnel: (1) Retirement/Resignations
(2) Recommendations Administrative, In-
structional, Non-Instructional, Substitutes
(3) Approve request for "illness in the line of
duty" leave
B. Approve Carl D. Perkins Rural and Sparse-
ly Populated Areas
(Continuation) Discretionary Project Applica-
tion for the 2007-2008 school year
C. Approve Card D. Perkins Secondary, Sec-
tion 131 (Continuation) Discretionary Project
Application for the 2007-2008 school year
D. Approve Adult Education and Family Litera-
cy Project Application for the 2007-2008
school year
E. Approve agreement between the District
Board of Trustees of North Florida Commdnity
College and the District School Board of
Lafayette County for the Administration of the
Florida College Entry-Level Placement test.
F. Approve Inter institutional Articulation
Agreement between the District Board of
Trustees of North Florida Community College
and the District School Board of Lafayette
County.
G. Approve requests for the following students
to attend school in Lafayette County for the
2007-08 school year: Samuel Medlin, Savan-
nah Medlin, Leonard Caleb Keinking, Gavin B.
Taylor.
VI. Action Items
A. Approve 2006-07 OPAAGA Safety and Se-
curity Self Assessment
B. Approve FSBIT (Florida School Boards In-
surance Trust) Safety Inspection Report
C. Approve request from Carolyn Demps, Pro-
gram Administrator,.Alms of Bethel Communi-
ty Development, Inc. for use of school bus to
transport students to Abstinence Rally in Tal-
lahassee, FL on Saturday, May 19, 2007
D. Approve trip: James Fike, Teacher, to attend
Crisis Prevention Institute Seminar in Duluth,
MN, June 26-29, 2007
E. Award Bids (10:30 a.m.):
(1) Annual Pest Control Services
(2) Surplus Used Tires
(3) Floor Covering
(4) New Classroom Mill Work
F. Approve 2007 Summer School Calendar
G. Approve 2007-2008 School Calendar
H. Approve 2007-2008 District Reading Plan
I. Approve additional first grade teaching posi-
tion
J. Approve individual to fill first grade teaching
position
K. Approve bills for payment
L. Approve budget amendments
VI. 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 WITH RESPECT
TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH
PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO IN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.
5/10-1-D

AGENDA
LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
WORKSHOP, MAY 15, 2007r
School Board Workshop, May 15, 2007 In the
School Board Administration Building begin-
ning at 9 a.m.
School Board Workshop to discuss the follow-
ing:
(1) Update on LES Four Classroom Construc-
lion Project
(2) Personnel
(3) Legislative Update.
(4) Other Concerns
5/10-1-D
AGENDA
LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SPECIAL SESSION, MAY 15, 2007
Special School Board meeting, May 15, 2007
in the School Board Administration Building
beginning at 1 p.m.
Due Process Hearing for Student Expulsion
(Case No. 2 2006-07 school year)
ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WITH RESPECT
TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH
PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO IN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.
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Mayo Legals

Resolution # 07-
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS OF LAFAYETTE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVING A BURN
BAN ON ALL OUTDOOR BURNING IN
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
WHEREAS, Lafayette County, Florida, has
experienced a shortage of 8.08 inches of rain-
fall since January 1, 2007, and;
WHEREAS, this rainfall shortage is causing
a high wildfire danger to the residents of
Lafayette County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the Lafayette County Board of
County Commifssioners finds that a ban on all
outdoor burning to include yard debris, house-
hold trash andl any other items, debris or ma-
terials, whether In or out of a container, Is nec-
essary due to the wildfire danger.

WHEREAS, it Is the intent of this resolution
to prohibit, until further notice, all outdoor
burning, whatsoever, due to the inherent dan-
ger involved.
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
The Lafayette County Board of County
Commissioners has Issued a ban on all out-
door burning of any kind, in or out of contain-
ers. This ban becomes effective on May 2,
2007, and will remain in effect until rescinded
by the Lafayette County Board of County
Commissioners.

ADOPTED this 2nd day of May, 2007.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:
T. JACK BYRD, Chairperson
ATTEST: .
Ricky Lyons,
Lafayette County Clerk of Court
05/10,17
ANNOUNCEMENT
OF FILING OF NOTICE OF
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY
REORGANIZATION
This is to inform the public that First Federal
Savings Bank of Florida (the "Bank") located
at 4705 West U.S. Highway 90, Lake City,
Florida 32055, will file application materials
with the Office of Thrift Supervision ("OTS") on
or about April 2, 2007, advising the OTS of its
intent to reorganize into the mutual holding
company structure pursuant to 12 CFR Part
575 ("Reorganization Notice"), and to charter
an interim federal savings association that will
merge (pursuant to 12 C.F.R. 563.22) with and
Into the Bank, with the Bank as the surviving
Institution, to facilitate the mutual holding com-
pany reorganization.

This public notice will appear at approximately
one-week Intervals over a thirty-day period be-
ginning April 4, 2007 and ending May 9, 2007.
Anyone may submit written comments In con-
nectiori with the application within 30 calendar
days of publication of this notice. The com-
ments must be sent to the Regional Director,
Office of Thrift Supervision, Southeast Re-
gional Office, 1475 Peachtree Street, N.E., At-
lanta, Georgia 30309, and to the attention of
Keith C. Lelbfrled, President and Chief Execu-
tive Officer of First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida, to Its address stated above. Written
comments In opposition to the Application
should address the regulatory basis for denial
of the Application, and be supported by the In-
formation specified in 12 C.F.R. Section
516.120(a).You may request a meeting on the
Application by a written request for a meeting
with your comment with OTS. Your request
should describe the nature of the Issues or
facts to be discussed and the reasons why
written submissions are Insufficient to ade-
quately address these facts or issues. OTS will
grant a meeting request only when It finds that
written submissions are insufficient to address
the facts or issues raised, or otherwise deter-
mines that a meeting will benefit Its decision
making process.
You may Inspect the non-confidential portion
of .the Reorganization, Notice and non-confi-
dential portions of all comments and Informa-
lion fdled by ir'e pui.c; inr response to the Re-
organizailor. tIoce ty c.:iadcling the Region-
al Director or Ire information Services Divi-
sion, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20552. If you
have any questions concerning these proce-
dures, contact the Regional Director at (404)
888-0771 or the Information Services Division
at (202) 906-6000.
04/05, 12, 19, 26, 05/03, 10


Notice is hereby given that application has
been made by First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida (the "Bank"), 4705 West U.S. Highway
90, Lake City, Florida 32055, to the Office of
Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, N.W.,
Washington, ID.C. 20552, for approval to
merge with First Federal Interim Bank II, a to-
be-formed federally chartered interim savings
bank, to be headquartered at 4705 West U.S.
Highway 90, Lake City, Florida 32055. The in-
terim savings bank is being chartered for the
purpose of accomplishing a reorganization of
the Bank into a two-tier mutual holding com-
pany through the establishment of First Feder-
al Bancorp, Inc., a Federal corporation, as a
mid-tier stock holding company and First Fed-
eral Bancorp, MHC, a Federal corporation, as
a mutual holding company.


let with corn dodgers and grits and iced tea for less than
what is left for a tip nowadays. One of those eating places
was known as "Louie's" or Louie the Greeks and we ate
there many times but most often we ate at Mrs. Cooey's
further back up the river on the way out, or the first place
you would see on the way in. The road curved there and,
was built up high to span the ravine that had been there.
The Cooey's had built their place to be on the level with
the road, having built up from the low ground, the lower
level was their home. They had cabins also and there was a












small spring that fed into the river that could be a place to
splash around a bit. In addition to serving the most deli-
dous and well prepared meal around, a hopeful fisherman
could also buy bait and other supplies there. Many happy
moments were spent there.
There were 3 children in that family, Julius, Raymond
and a beautiful girl, whose name I can't remember at the
moment. Julius (Ju Ju) was about my age and we became
good friends over time in those early days of our lives.
Several years later, the Cooey's built another restaurant
with more seating and more up to date in all respects and
did a flourishing business there for several years. They
used a part of the property for a trailer park and it was al-
ways filled to capacity I believe. It was on the river and
was found to be a desirable spot for a week-end of relax-
ation or for a permanent home site. The food was the same
quality and Mrs. Cooey did the cooking or over saw it's
preparation. That was one hard working woman and I can
remember way back when she would crank up the stove
and cook up into the night time after having been closed if


Mayo Legals
This notice is published pursuant to 12 U.S.C.
1828(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
and 12 C.F.R. Section 563.22 of the regula-
tions of the Office of Thrift Supervision. This
notice will appear at approximately one-week
intervals over a 30-day period beginning April
.4, 2007 and ending on May 9, 2007.
Anyone may submit written comments in con-
nection with this application Within 30 calendar
days of the initial publication date of this no-
tice. The comment must be sent simultaneous-
ly to the Regional Director, Office of Thrift Su-
pervision, Southeast Regional Office, 1475
Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
30309 and to the attention of Keith C.
Leibfred, President and Chief Executive Offi-
cer of First Federal Savings Bank of Florida to
its address stated above. Written comments in
opposition to the application should address
the regulatory basis for denial of such applica-
tion, and be supported by the information
specified in 12 C.F.R. Section 516.120(a). You
may request a meeting on such application by
including a written request for a meeting with
your comment to OTS.Your request should de-
scribe the nature of the issues or facts to be
discussed and the reasons why written sub-
missions are insufficient to adequately ad-
dress the facts or issues. OTS will grant a
meeting request only when it finds that written
submissions are insufficient to address the
facts or issues raised, or otherwise determines
that a meeting will benefit its decision making
process.
You may view the non-confidential portions of
the application and the non-confidential por-
tions of all comments filed with OTS by con-
tacting the OTS Regional Office listed above.
This information Is available for public viewing
at the appropriate OTS Regional Office during
regular business hours. If you have any ques-
tions concerning these procedures, contact
the OTS Regional Office at (404) 888-0771
04/05, 12, 18, 26, 03, 10

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The District Board of Trustees of North Florida
'Community College will', hold Its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at
5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student Center Lake-
side Room, NFCC, 325 NW Tumer Davis Dr.,
Madison, FL.' A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by writing: NFCC, Office of the Pres-
ident, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL
32340. For disability-relafed accommoda-
tions, contact the NFCC Office of College Ad-
vancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal
access/equal opportunity employer.
05/10
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lafayette County Board of County Com-
missioners will be accepting bids for the pur-
chase of a 105 KW diesel generator set 3 PH,
277/480V with the following accessories:
Outside enclosure
120V JACKET Water Heater
6A, 120V battery charger
Double-walled, sub base fuel tank (48 hour)

The sealed bids will be opened at the board
meeting on May 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. Any ques-
tions regarding the bid request should be di-
rected to Donnie Land at 386-294-1950.

The Lafayete County Board of County Com-
missioners reserves the right to accept and/or
reject any or all bids, with or without cause, to
waive technicalities or to accept the bid whiph,
in Its judgment, best serves the interest of the
county of Lafayette. Persons are advised that,
If they decide to appeal any decision made
concerning the award of this bid, they will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be made. Bid results other than
the apparent low bidder will not be provided in
response to telephone inquiries. Bidders de-
siring a copy of the bid abstract should include
such requests with a self addressed stamped
envelope in their bid.
By Order of:
T. Jack Byrd
Chairman
Lafayette County Commissioners
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WEL-
COME TO ATTEND. NOTICE IS FURTHER
HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 286.0105, THAN ANY PERSONS
DECIDING TO APPEAL ANY MATTER CON-
SIDERED AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE HEARING AND
.MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTI-
MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
5/3-5/10-2-D


The Lafayette County School Board will re-
ceive sealed bids for the following:
FLOOR COVERING
Bids must be returned by 3 p.m., Monday, May
14, 2007 at which time bids will be opened.
The School Board will award'bid on Tuesday,
May 15, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
Bid packets may be picked up at Lafayette
County School Board, 363 NE Crawford St.,
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For
more information, please contact Pam Tyre,
Purchasing Clerk at (386) 294-4344.
5/3-5/10-2-D


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lafayette County Commission will hold a
regular scheduled meeting on Monday, May
14, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the
Commissioners Meeting Room at the Court-
house in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an
agenda for the meeting.
By Order of:
T. Jack Byrd
Chairman
Lafayette County Commission
1. Call to Order at 9 a.m.
2. Invocation and pledge to flag.
3. Approve the minutes
4. Special needs from the community
5. Department of Transportation Five year
plan
6. Land Use Public hearings
7. Lana Morgan Discuss the upcoming spe-
cial election
8. Department heads
A) John Bell-EMS/9-1-1
B) Marcus Calhoun-Public Works
C) Edward Dodd Public Works
D) Bobby Johnson Building/Zoning
E) Donnie Land Emergency Management
F) Fire Council Representative
9. Discuss NW Edgewood Circle in Day, Flori-
da
10. Leenettq McMillan, County Attorney Var-
ious Items
11. Appiove the bills
12. New Business
13. Adjourn.

ALL MEMBERS'OF THE PUBLIC ARE WEL-
COME TO ATTEND. NOTICE IS FURTHER
HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 286.0105, THAT ANY PERSON OR
PERSONS DECIDING TO APPEAL ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS PUBLIC
HEARING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
HEARING AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDING IS MADE WHICH RECORD IN-
CLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
5/10-1-D .

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lafayette County Commission will hold a
public hearing to consider the following peti-
tion to close a road. The public hearing will be
held during a regular scheduled meeting on
Tuesday, May 29, 2007. It will be held at 6 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as it can be heard. The
meeting, will be held in the Commissioner's
meeting room on the second floor of the Cour-
thouse in Mayo, Florida.
By Order of:
T. Jack Byrd, Chairman
Lafayette County Commission
PETITION TO CLOSE ROAD
Comes now the undersigned pursuant to pro-
visions of Florida Statute 336.09 and petitions
the Board of County Commissioners for
Lafayette County, Florida to vacate, abandon,
discontinue and close the following road, to
wit:
THAT CERTAIN COUNTY GRADED ROAD
RUNNING EAST AND WEST AND 'BEING
LOCATED ON AND/OR BETWEEN THE SE
1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWN-
SHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST AND THE
NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST. DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCAT-
ED IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
KNOWN AS SE DOVE LAND.

In support of this petition the undersigned al-
leges that said road affects only the property
of the undersigned owner.
Executed this 4th day of April 2007.
Mary D. Lambert
PO box 182 ,
Branford, FL 32000
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WEL-
COME TO ATTEND. NOTICE IS FURTHER
HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 286.0105, THAT ANY PERSON OR
PERSONS DECIDING TO APPEAL ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS PUBLIC'
HEARING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
HEARING AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDING IS MADE WHICH RECORD IN-
CLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
5/10-5/17-2-0


TOWN COUNCIL, TOWN OF
MAYO, FLORIDA
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007 AT 7 PM.
TOWN HALL, COUNCIL, MEETING ROOM,
276 WEST MAIN STREET
REGULAR MEETING
1. Adopt Agenda
2. Approve minutes
3. Citizen Input
4. Change name of Mayo Town Park to Veter-
ans Memorial Park
5. Jim Hollls-Ploneer Day and Original Florida
meeting
6. HL Erskin-Old Cold Storage Building
7. Department Reports
a. Sampson Edwards
b. Aaron Lawson
c. Dick Edwards
d. Bobby Johnson
e. Mayo Volunteer Fire Departr:nent
8. Miscellaneous Items
9. Pay Bills
10. Adjourn
5/10-1-D


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007


a hungry group of sojourners made an appeal for some of
her special kind of cooking. The oldest boy Raymond, lat-
er developed the property into a splendid facility with ban-
quet rooms and a lounge as well as some condos that were
available to rent by the tourist or fishermen who always
came for the great fishing and.... the food was still excel-
lent.
I can remember when Dead Man's Bay was a favorite
fishing spot for many people, locals and from all over
South Georgia too. Folks would come from all over when
the cold weather would cause those speckled
trout to seek the warmer water of the bay and
I renting a boat could become a problem. I was
N, often taken along on those cold days because
Ai f my mother was an addict and the word of that'
good fishing prompted her into action. Mrs. Sum-
mersill was her favorite fishing partner and I was
too young to go to school so I got stuck too. Some
days the boats were so thick that you might snag
someone in a nearby boat if you weren't careful. Once, a *
man and his son were fishing and using a hand line which
the man would twirl around and then cast it out a good
ways. He apparently made a bad chunk and that hook
caught the youngster in the seat of the britches, skin and
all I'm sure. That was a painful experience no doubt and it
was necessary to remove a part of his trousers and make
an incision. I can still hear that boy yelling.
One prominent fact about the river a little further out
was that the river bank was covered with oyster shells and
you could not walk along there or get down to the river's
edge without stepping on those shells which would be
kind of hard on a kid's bare feet. Oyster beds were plenti-
ful then and a bushel of oysters could be purchased for a
dollar if you brought your own sack, otherwise there was
another dime added for the sack.
There was a pretty good sized spring near the mouth of
the river back off a ways and we would often go there to
cook under the shade of those sprawling oaks and eat our
fill of the day's catch. Those Greek fishermen were also
there for the sponges to be found in the shallow water near
the mouth of the river and on around the shoreline for a'
good ways. There were laws back then that prohibited the
taking of sponges with diving apparatus .and there was at
least one lawsuit brought against some of those Greek fish-
ermen, sponge divers, for the illegal taking of sponges us-
ing the prohibited equipment. f

I looked a little and found where, in 1930, the sheriff of
Taylor County, Mr. Lipscomb had brought suit against a
fisherman by the name of Gialourakis for just such an ille-
gal act. The success of the suit seemed to hinge on whether
or not the county had such authority over the water. A sur-
vey was performed and it was found to be within the juris-
diction of Taylor county and the fisherman was found
guilty and a fine levied against him. Today's view of the
area around Deadman's Bay in no way resembles the way
it was as recalled in this account of my vicarious visits to
the area in days long past.
Progress, urbanization, call it what you will, Deadman's
Bay is now Steinhatchee and the charm and fascination it
held for those visitor's of a by-gone day have been re-
placed by a new fascination and charm for a new genera-
tion of visitors and inhabitants.
As an added note: Julius Cooey didn't pursue the
restaurant business but he did buy a track of land on the
river back up towards the "falls" and at last account had
found thatthe price of the lots he was, offering for sale had
increased quite a bit over time........




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BUSINESS
S .- IRAIMIKELL

Free Pr s Reporter
mayvofreepres51(Pailtel.net

WSince 1965, Bara Lan-
caster has been cutting hair
in Mayo. She is thLe sole
1-' .*.- owner of Barbara' Beauty

\ Salon located in thk same
building as Lillie's Fsh-

ions on Mainstreet in '

Barbara Lancaster. Mayo. "
Photo: Ira MIkell When she was a young .
girl, she had a dream of be-
coming a hair stylist. As she
grew older, she pursued her dream with the help of
her family and friends. "I knew from the time I was a
young teenager that I wanted to be a hairdresser,"
Lancaster said. She also stated without their help, as
well as the support of her customers, she would not
have been able to run her own hair styling business.
Although there were challenging obstacles to over-
come, she never gave up on her goal. According to
Lancaster, prayer and faith kept her strong.
Lancaster enjoys being a hairdresser and says she
is not ready to retire yet. "God has been good to me
by blessing me with wonderful people that walk
through our doors," Lancaster said.
Barbara's Beauty Salon does most types of beauty
work and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday.
If you own and operate your own business and
you have not been featured, call us at 294-1210 or
send us an email at mayofreepressl@alltel.net so we
can share your story with our readers.



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of the Mayo Post Office,
said. "These would in-
clude canned tuna,
salmon, peanut butter as
well as canned stews.
Please do not, include any
glass or perishable items."
Most people make food
donations around the hol-
idays and tend to donate


less in the summer time
when .food pantries and
clients suffer hardships

due to children being
home all summer and not
eating at school.
Contact: Donna Law-
son, Mayo Post Office,
386-294-1623 or Rita
Dopp, United Way of
Suwannee Valley, 386-
752-5604


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Football Hornets hold spring workouts


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by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent
Ahhhh! Spring!
A time for boating, fish-
ing, vacationing, walking
on the beach and football.
Football!
Yes, football. When it
comes to coach Joey Pear-
son and the Lafayette Hor-
nets, football is a way of
life along Hornet Lane in
Mayo..


SOPHOMORE RUNNING
back Shyler Watson is
stopped on this carry dur-
ing spring football workouts
last week. The Hornets will
be a heavy favorite to re-
peat as district champions
following a 10-0 season last
year. photo by Ed Taylor


Last week the Hornets
returned to the gridiron for
two weeks of spring drills
to sharpen their skills for
the upcoming fall football
season in September.
Coach Pearson, along with
assistant coaches Mike
Harris and Mark Beach,
has been running the Hor-
nets through drills for a
couple hours each day in
preparation for the seasons
beginning.
The Hornets, who fin-
ished a perfect 10-0 regular
season, hopes to continue
their winning ways and
advance further in the
state playoffs in 2007. The
Hornets fell to St. Joe in a
first round game last sea-
son.
Kyle Pearson, who will


be a senior this school year
and at the fullback slot on
offense while filling one of
the linebackers position on
the other side of the foot-
ball, is optimistic as the
new season approaches. "I
think we will pretty good
this year," he said. "We do
have a tough schedule this
year with the addition of
Keystone. Hopefully we
can go unbeaten again this
season."
The Hornets suffered
perhaps a bigger cut on
defense with the departure
of some key players from
last year's team. Pearson
said some of the returning
players will have to step it
up some on the defensive

SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 8A


Lafayette holds


off Providence


by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent
Junior shortstop Na-
talie Land clubbed an`"
eighth inning home run
to snap a 3-3 tie and
send the Lady Hornets
home with a thrilling 4-3
extra-inning win over a
very good providence
team. The win earned
the Lafayette a spot in
the regional champi-
onship game against
North Florida Christian
at home.
It was a come-from-
behind win for coach
Derek Garland's bats-
men after falling behind
3-0 early in the game.
Land's blast came when
she led off the top of the


eighth inning sending
the softball over the left
centerfield fence. The
ball hit the scoreboard
and shook it up a little.
Land finished the
game with three hits.
Lafayette tied the
game at 3-3 with three
runs in the top of the
sixth inning. Eighth-
'grader Cartesha Macklin
got the rally going with
a leadoff base hit. Land
followed with a single
and Katy Jo Walker
walked to load the
bases. Starting pitcher
Lindsey Hamlin singled
home two runs with
Macklin and Land scor-
ing. Senior Marla Al-
cazar tied the game with
a base hit scoring Walk-
er.
Providence led 1-0 af-
ter they batted in their
half of the fourth inning.
Jess Sevierdt reached on

SEE LAFAYETTE, PAGE 8A


ARI


LAFAYETTE'S NATALIE LAND was safe at second base in a steal attempt against North Florida Christian last week in girls regional soft-
ball action. The Lady Hornets posted a 10-0 win over the Lady Eagles to advance to the State Final Four at Plant City. photo by Ed Taylor




Regional Champs!


Hamlin twirls 2-hitter


Notes,

Quotes,

Antedotes
It has been a busy,
busy past week with
things going on around
the church and softball
fields as well as spring
11 -' football practice for the
Hornets. But I love cov-
ering sports and being
able to be close to the
players.
What a great season
the Lady Hornets soft-
ball team has had this
year. As of this writing
Coach Joey Pearson they are one of only four
teams in the state still
playing the sport and that is a credit to coach
Derek Garland and the way he has coached the last
half of this season. What can be said of one Natalie
Land that has not already been said. She has had a
great season as has all the Lady Hornets. Lands
just brings a lot of excitement to the game with her
athleticism.
I have really enjoyed the way Katie Jo Walker


SEE PROJECT, PAGE 8A
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by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent
It was ideal weather for a good
old-fashion softball game as a soft
south wind blew through Hornet
Field on the campus of Lafayette
High School. The air was filled, not
with the smell of flowers, but "icy
hot" that seemed to be the solution
for all the sore arms of the Lady Hor-
nets. Neither the smell nor the North
Florida Christian Lady Eagles could
quiet the bats of Lafayette as they
rolled to a 10-0 game-shortened win
over the visitors from Tallahassee.
This earned the Lady Hor-
nets a regional champi- .
onship and vaulted them '
into the State Final Four at
Plant City.
Lady Hornet coach, -
Derek Garland, feels his 'W
team is starting to jell just
at the right time. "This
team is really starting to
come together," he said
following dthe victory. "One
through 13, all of them are
playing their role. Kristin
(Millard) comes and plays
a great third base for us.
You can't say enough for
what this team has done."
All but two players col-
lected hits for the Lady
Hornets as they amassed
11 hits in the game. Lind- '
sey Hamlin was almost un- .
touchable allowing two
scratch hits and finding
herself in a jam but once.
North Florida loaded the
bases on Hamlin in the REGIONA
third inning with one out. Plant City
Hamlin got G.G. Gonzalez to the sta


to bounce to third for a force at
home. Then Audrey Major rolled out
to third baseman Millard to end the
inning.
The Lady Hornets defense was
spectacular playing errorless softball.
Hamlin retired the final seven play-
ers she faced and finished with two
strike outs and two walks. She did
hit one batter.
The games tone may have been set
in the bottom of the first inning
when Lafayette scored four times to
take a 4-0 lead. "We got Natalie
(Land) one and pushed home a cou-


ple of quick runs," said Garland.
"That gave our girls some confidence
and they started to believe they
could beat North Florida."
Coach Garland credited the turn
around of his team to an earlier loss
to sell during the regular season.
"That night when we got beat by Bell
that was the turning point for our
season," he said. "We had a heart-to-
heart meeting with the team and
from that time on they started to
play "small ball."

SEE REGIONAL, PAGE 8A


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week. Lafayette will hold spring workouts all this week. photo by Ed Taylor


College placement tests
North Florida Community College
will conduct College Placement Tests
(CPT) on computer on Thursdays,
May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 8:30 A.M.
and 1:30 P.M. in the NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16) on the Madison
campus. Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in NFCC Stu-
dent Services 24 hours before testing.
For more information, please call
850/973-9451.
North Florida Community College
will conduct College Placement Tests
(CPT) on computer on Thursday,
May 17 at 5 P.M. in the NFCC Test-
ing Center (Bldg. 9l6) on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking the tests
will be required to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours before test-
ing. For more information, please call
850/973-9451.


Football


Continued From Page 7A

side of the ball. "We lost
two Division I players .
(Aaron Gresham and Dar-
ren Poe) and their shoes
will be pretty hard to fill
but we have some players
who can do it."
The Hornets did not don
pads until Friday of last
week and held a vigorous


workout. The veteran
coach stressed good tack-
ling in the first week of
practice. "That and hold
on to the football," said
Pearson. "My bother,
Christopher (linebacker),
will have to step up for us
this year as well as .
Thomas Byrd (middle line-
backer)."
Both players looked im-


pressive in the early
spring workouts and Pear-
son thought both would
be contributors in the up-
coming season.
Pearson said he has
some personal goals he
would like to see accom-
plished this coming season
and one of those was to re-
peat as district champions.
"That and to beat Port St.


Joe," he said. "I think it is
very possible for us to go
10-0 again. We have a lot
of returning starters and I
feel we can do it."
Nathan Broughton, a ju-
nior right tackle, had to
switch to the nose guard
spot because of an injury
to the starting nose guard,
"I started the final two
games on defense because


Regional


Continued From Page 7A

The Hornets ended the'
game with a run in their,
half of the fifth inning that
gave them the 10 run lead
involving the 10-run rule.
Kelsey Land reached on an
first baseman's error. Na-
talie Land singled her to
second and she trotted
home on Hamlin's RBI sin-
gle. Hamlin had three runs
batted in to go with her
two hits. Natalie Land also
finished with two safeties.
The hit that set the tone
for the rest of the game
came in the first inning
when Millard singled
home two runs and Ashley
Myers doubled home two
more for the 4-0 edge. But
the Lady Hornets were not
finished when they. came
to bat in the bottom of the
second. The Hornets start-
ed playing "small ball"
and that resulted in three
more runs for a 7-0 mar-
gin. Hamlin roped a dou-
ble to the fence driving
home two runners. She
scored when Myers


reached on an error.
Coach Garland believes
his team is ready to pursue
a state title, knowing the
competition will get
tougher at the next level.
"The competition is fixing
to get a lot tougher for us,
but these girls are focused
and they are ready to
play," he said. "The girls
will have to work a little
bit harqler. But we are
playing good ball right
now."
It marked the first time a
Lafayette softball team has
'been one-of-thefinal four
teams in the state since the
Lady Hornets went in
2000.
Third baseman Kristin
Millard said the team came
through and she is proud
of their accomplishments.
"I thank God we did it,"
she said. "We played well
and have been playing
good since the district
tournament."
Millard, who, according
to her estimate, came out
her slump just at the right
time. "I'm glad I got that


hit in the first inning," she
said. "Hopefully it will
keep going through the
state. I am very happy we
are going to Plant City and
excited about going."
Hamlin said her team
knew they could be one of
the final teams in the state
meet this year. "It has been
awhile since we've been to
the state tournament," she
said. "We are finally going
and I am so happy. We
were ready to play tonight.
Because they beat us every
year in basketball we
wanted to beat them
tonight."
Katy Jo Walker was near
perfect from the plate with
three hits in four at-bats. "I
tell you, when we beat Bell
in the finals of the'district
tournament, it took a lot of
heart to win that one,"
said Walker. "We played
that game with our hearts
and we have been playing
that way ever since then."
Walker said Plant City is
where the family is from
and pleased they will get
to come out and watch her


play in the Final Four.
"They have never seen me
play," said the senior
catcher. "I am so happy. It
means the world to me be-
cause it is something I
have always wanted to
do.'
Kalie Sapp singled home
a big run in the Lady Hor-
nets half of the fourth in-
ning that set up the tenth
run in the fifth. Her single
scored Millard, who had
reached on a two base er-
ror. Eileen Givens had a
base hit in the third inning
.... and scored arun.- Marla --
Alcazar hit the ball hard
but at someone.
North Florida had sin-
gles in the first and third
innings but was shut
down by Hamlin over the
final two innings. Kala
Stinson singled in the sec-
ond inning and Gonzalez
had a third inning base hit.
Heather Hughes took the
loss for the Lady Eagles
working the first three in-
nings. She allowed eight
runs on eight hits while
striking out five.


Notes


Continued From Page 7A

handles herself behind
the plate (no, I am not,
talking about the eating
plate!). Being an old
catcher myself, I like to
watch other catchers play
the game like Aaron Gre-
sham does for the base-
ball Hornets. I was sur-
prised at the way Walker
can wing the ball to sec-
ond base. And what
about third base. Kristin
Millard is a solid fixture
there and well coached in
where and when to play
the ball.
Every team needs a
good first, sacker and Ash-
ley Myers is a very good


one. She swings a pretty
potent bat as well. Lilli
Prine, Kelsey Land, Kalie
Sapp, Lindsey Hamlin,
Marla Alcazar and
Carthesa Macklin all have
contributed to a solid sea-
son and it has been a
good one. Go Hornets!
Spring football drills...
I got to take in spring
football practice last Fri-
day, the first day in pads
for the Hornets. I like the
way the backfield is lining
up for coach Joey Pearson
this year. Hempstead is
going to be solid at quar-
terback (of course) with
Eric McIntyre and Skyler
Watson in the backfield
along 'with senior Kyle


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Pearson. If the Hornets
can replace some key per-
sonnel look for another
unblemished season and
another trip to the state
playoffs.
I for one am looking for-
ward to the season begin-
ning this fall. Just to hear
Andy Hart cry out over
the P.A. "Hereeeee come
the Hornets!" Go get 'em
Andy!
Recruiting ....
I always take an interest
in the recruiting season in
college basketball this time
of year. The Florida Gators
lost a boat load of talent in
Noah, Horford, Green and
Brewer. I really, had the
four stayed, they could
have won a third straight
NCAA championship. But
the big bucks of the NBA
speaks loud and it would
have been difficult to con-


vince them to stay for
their senior year with all
four projected to be first
round draft picks this time
around.
However, no tears need
to be shed for coach Billy
Donovan and the Gators
as he had a bumper crop
coming in next season. I
look for him to ink both
Patrick Patterson and Jai
Lucas yet this season if he
does, look for UofF this
basketball season.
School is nearing its fi-
nal weeks and the stu-
dents will scatter until the
fall. Again, we will not be
having sports during June
and July but will return in
August just before the
football season kicks off.
Until the next time, good
sports everyone and be
good sports. Take the kids
to church this Sunday.


the starting nose guard got
hurt last year. I will return
to the defensive line this
year and hope to come
back strong."
Broughton has a lot of
optimism about the team
this year as they tread to
embark on a new 10 game
schedule. "I am very opti-
mistic about the upcoming
season, he said. "There are
some rivals we would like
to take care of again, teams
like Hawthorne and the
comments that were made.
I'd like to settle that up."
He feels like if the Hor-
nets meet Port St. Joe it
will be a different outcome
because, "...third time is
charm."
"This is going to be a
very strong team and we
can go as far as we want to
go this year," he said.
"That is what we all have
been told and that is what
I strongly believe. We have
some new linemen who re-
ally has to step up. My be-
ing a returning offensive
lineman, I am excited
about- seeing what a couple,
of them will do." "

Lafayette
Continued From Page 7A

an error and scored on a
sacrifice. Two runs crossed
the plate for a 3-0 game in
the Providence fifth in-
ning. A one out base hit, a
walk and error set the run-
ners in place for Sevierdt
two-run single.
After Land's round-trip-
per gave the Lady Hornets
the lead, Providence
missed an opportunity to
tie the game in the bottom
of the eighth inning. How-
ever, a double play ball hit
to Land at short erased the
late inning threat.
Hamlin was near perfect
the first three innings retir-
ing the first nine batters
she faced, although she
did give up a lead off sin-
gle to Rachel Vareem in
the third inning. Vareem
was erased on a nice play



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Eric McIntyre will be the
feature back for the Hor-
nets this season but
Broughton did not hesitate
to point to a young sopho-
more, Shyler Watson who
will see some time in the
backfield. "He has some
talent. He has as much
speed as Eric does," said
Broughton. "I really expect
big things out of him.
"Both backs are neck and
neck as far as talent and
speed."
The junior lineman said
two big holes remain to be
filled at the defensive end
slots with the loss of both
Darren Poe and James
Dees. "We have a big gap
at middle lineback since
Aaron (Gresham) left,"
said Broughton. "We are
looking for big things from
the Pearson twins."
The start of the 2007 sea-
son is still four months off
but Broughton said he will
not be satisfied with any-
thing less than a unbeaten
regular season and a dis-
trict championship. "We
can do it! I believe that,"
he-said.



by third baseman Kristin
Millard. Seven of the first
nine outs came on fly
balls. Hamlin recorded 13
fly ball outs as she domi-
nated from the hill.
Jess Childers took the
loss for Providence but
was effective on the
mound. She retired the
first 13 batters she faced
and Lafayette did not put
a runner on base until the
fifth inning. Ashley Myers
spoiled Childers no-hitter
with a one out base hit in
the inning. Unlike Hamlin,
she had the Lady Hornets
hitting the ball odnthe
ground. She did sLt.'e out
eight batters. -
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three errors behind Ham-
lin. Providence played er-
rorless softball. The win
improved the Lady Hor-
nets to 16-9 on the season.


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Mother's Day letters:


Love, care, kindness,
these are all examples of
my mother. My mother is a
piece of pie, and without
her I'm not complete. I con-
sider myself the luckiest
boy on planet earth to have
a mother like her.
She can make me mad at
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makes things better, when
I'm mad, when I'm sad,
when I'm lonely, she will
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My mom is the world to
me. Her name is Donna
Driver and she is a hard
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off work she is so tired she
sits and goes right to sleep.
And I will try my best to
see that she has a good
Mother's Day. I hope she
will stand tall and never
fall. She is the only one that
pretty much has been there
for me and my grandma.
So I jdt hope that they
both haN a perfect Moth-
er's Day.
Matt Adkins,
7th grade

My mother was golden,
and beautiful. She was lov-
ing but yet firm. She taught
me to take everyone for
who they are. She was a
strong person who helped
anyone who needed it.
She and I connected in a
way beyond Mother and
Daughter. She died March
10, 2007. She had cancer
and proved her strength in'
every way. R.I.P. Kimberle
Ann Stickle
Love,
Kit Stickle,
7th grade

I have to say, my grand-
mother is probably one of
the most amazing people I
have ever kpown. Just lis-,
tening to the stories she-has-r
lived through makes me in-
spired, and it makes me
want to live a life like hers.
One story that I love to.
hear her tell is the story
about how she met my
grandfather.
My grandmother was liv-
ing in Miami at the time.
This was back when Miami
was new, and fresh, before
all the consumers ruined it,
as she says. She had just
graduated from college and
was in Miami seeking a
new start. She wanted to
focus on her career as a
nurse, and the last thing
she really wanted was to be
burdened by a relationship.
She says that she was per-
fectly happy by herself and
she wanted to keep it that
way until she had fewer
priorities.
To this day, my grand-
mother says that my grand-
father is the most beautiful
man she has ever seen. She
said that the day they met,
and it is still true today.
She first saw my grandfa-
ther one early morning at
the beach. He was pa-
trolling as a lifeguard, and
my grandmother was going
for a swim. She said she
was only about waist deep
in the water when she felt a


Local
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persistence, and steadfast-
ness, she followed her
dream until it was signed
into law by President
Woodrow Wilson in 1914.


sharp pain in her foot. She
lifted her foot out of the
water to see the source of
the pain, and it ended up
being a small crab, that had
latched onto her toes.
In severe pain, my
grandmother yelled out
and'tried to remove the
crab from her toes. Her ef-
forts failed and it only
managed to make the pain
worse. Hearing her cries,
my grandfather swam out
to meet her. He immediate-


ly noticed what was
wrong, and he carried her
back onto the beach. He
comforted her and even
made her laugh, to the
point where she failed to
notice the pain in her foot.
They both waited on the
beach, for a few minutes,
waiting for help to arrive
with tools to pry apart the
pinchers of the crab.
After the crab was re-
moved, and her foot was
all wrapped up, they still


stayed with each other, just
talking. They actually
stayed on that beach for the
rest of the day. When the
day was over, she knew
she had met the man of her
dreams and her life could-
n't have been anymore per-
fect at that moment of time.
My grandmother has had
a very inspirational and
eventful life. Her stories
make me want to live a life.
as good as hers. I thank her
best story is the story of
how she met my grandfa-
ther. Her stories continue
to amaze me and love


Inspiration for this dream
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hood when she heard her
mother say how much she
wanted a day to be set
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To my Mom, I wish her a.
happy Mother's Day and
that she is blessed in every
way.
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Summer hours at LCCC
Lake City Community College began summer session
hours Monday, May 7. The college will be open from 7:30
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all offices will be
closed on Friday. Regular hours will begin again on Monday,
Aug. 13. The Learning Resources Center will be open from
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Volunteers needed!
Guardian ad Litem, the voice for Florida's abused and ne-
glected children, needs your help. How is your voice? Some-
one needs it. Find out who! Guardian ad Litem is located at
213 Howard Street East, Live Oak, FL 32060 (beside the
Suwannee Democrat). Learn how to be the voice for a child
who has been abandoned, neglected or abused. No previous
experience required. You can make an enormous difference
in the life of a child. Take action! Info: Tammie C. Williams,,
386-364-7720, ext. 105.

Available now!
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. announces the
availability of funds from the Department of Community Af-
fairs for home energy assistance and crisis energy assistance
through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP). The program assists eligible households in paying
for home heating and cooling costs. Clients must meet in-
come guidelines and provide proof of income and an energy
obligation. Applications are available at the outreach center
located at 2013 Industrial Avenue, Live Oak. Info/appoint-
ments: 386-362-6079.

Register now!
NFCC offers EMT course
set for July in Mayo
North Florida Community College (NFCC) offers a basic
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course begin-
ning July 17 in Mayo. The course will run Tuesday and
Thursday, from 6-10 p.m., through Dec. 6. The Mayo class
will need at least 10 qualified students and a list of interested
prospects is being compiled. Candidates must be 18 years old
and have a GED or high, school diploma. Prospects must: (1)
Complete applications for NFCC and EMT-B; (2) Take the
College Placement Test (CPT) at the college, and (3) Pass a
background check and be fingerprinted which requires a $60
fee. Info: 850-973-1629, or e-mail cashR@nfcc.edu.

Donations needed now!
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Pregnancy Crisis Center yard sale
The Pregnancy Crisis Center is accepting donations of
your good quality, unwanted household and furniture items
for its annual yard sale fund-raiser scheduled for Friday, May
11 in Live Oak. Freshly laundered baby items are always
welcome. This year no clothing will be sold, so please, no
clothing donations. All proceeds go to help pregnant women
and their babies in crisis situations. Receipts for tax deduc-
tions available upon request. Note: Free pregnancy tests,
maternity clothing and baby clothing available. Confiden-
tial. Open Wednesday-Friday. Info: 386-330-2229.

Wednesday
May 9
Early Learning Coalition board meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway, Inc. will
hold a board meeting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 9 at Happy
House, Inc. located at 544 NW Lake Jeffery Rd, Lake City.
Info: Heidi Moore, 386-752-9770.

Thursday
May 10
NFCC Baseball tryouts at Sentinel Field
North Florida Community College (NFCC) will hold Sen-
tinels baseball team tryouts at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at
NFCC Sentinel Field, Madison campus. Open to male ath-
letes in NFCC's six county service area and beyond who are
currently enrolled or who plan to attend NFCC this fall; must
be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to participate. Info:
Adrian Dorsey, 850-973-9425, dorseya@nfcc.edu or
www.nfcc.edu.

Thursday
May 10
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, May 10, 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.

Thursday
May 10
Healthy Horizons Chronic
Disease Support Group will meet


Healthy Horizons Chronic Disease Support Group will
meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at Christ Central Min-
istries, 1550 SW Walker Ave., Live Oak. Info: Laura, 386-
288-8988.

Thursday
May 10
Free concert
Suwannee High School Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Band,
Spring Drum Line and Color Guard will perform in a free
concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at Spirit of the Suwan-
nee. Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak. Bring a chair, food
will be available.

Friday
May 11
Millennium Nights
Millennium Nights will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May
11 in Millennium Park, Live Oak. Millennium Nights is
scheduled every other Friday. Individuals or groups who
want to perform need to pre-register. Info/registration:
Herold White, 386-590-0129, www.heroldwhite.com.

Friday-Saturday
May 11-12
Lake City Quilt Walk
and Mother's Day Tea
Lake City Quilt Walk will be held Friday-Saturday, May
11-12 in. historic downtown Lake City. "Sew Much Love."
Quilts will be on display in merchants windows and stores. A
Mother's Day Tea is planned for 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 12
at Tucker's Restaurant in the Blanche Hotel, $15 per person.
Reservations required for tea, contact Cyndie at 386-758-
1312 or toll-free 877-746-4778. Presented by the Downtown
Action Corporation, proceeds from the Tea will go to the Co-
lumbia County Senior Services. Info: 386-758-1312,
www.LakeCityDowntown.com.

Saturday
May 12
Second American
Cancer Society Poker Run
The second American Cancer Society Poker Run will be
held Saturday, May 12.
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Suwannee Valley Humane Society


Siuwannee Valley Humane Society, 1156 SE
Bisbee Loop, Madison, FL 32340. Directions:
Two miles south ofLee off CR 255; from 1-10
Exit 262; take CR 255 north 1/2 mile, follow the
signs.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society is a limited
space (no kill) shelter and depends on adoptions
to free available space. A drop-off donation is re-
quired for any animal brought to the shelter. You
must check with us prior to bringing a drop-off
animal to the shelter. Hours: Tuesday- Saturday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. Visit our
Web site and see the homeless animals who need
a really good home at
www.geocities.com/Suwanneehs, or e-mail us at
suwanneevalley@earthlink.net.
Adoption fee of $50 includes spay/neuter, de-
worming, heartworm/feline (leukemia) testing
and rabies shot. Please visit the shelter, the ani-
mals would love to meet you. The shelter also of-
fers optional micro-chipping when you adopt for
$10 more.
If you have lost a pet or found one, the hu-
mane society will help you find your pet. Call us
at 850-971-9904 or toll-free at 866-236-7812.
Leave a message if they are closed, your call will
be retumed. Remember to always call your local
animal control or shelters if you have a lost or
found animal.
They really appreciate donations; they couldn't
operate without them. Donation are the heart and


soul of its thrift shop income. Please consider
bringing them donations of clothes, household
goods, furniture and toys. They ask that all dona-
tions be in good condition; otherwise, they can-
not sell them. Thank you!
Volunteers are wanted and needed four hours a
week on the day of your choice. Call to learn
more. People are always needed to hold, pet, love
and walk the homeless animals at the shelter, so
if you can't adopt you can always come help in
many other ways.
Newspapers and aluminum cans recycled:
They have a recycle newspaper bin at 305
Pinewood Drive, Live Oak, just west of John-
son's Appliance/Radio Shack. They also collect
alumninumn cans to recycle, just bring them to the
shelter. All the money goes to help the homeless
animals.
Featured animals for adoption:
DOGS:
3174-NELDA-11 weeks old, Lab/mix, female,
all black and spayed. She is a very sweet puppy.
3175-NICK-11 week old, black Lab/mix,
male, neutered and is ready to go home with
someone.
3179-RUBY-3 years, 1 month old, Collie/mix,
female, black and brown and spayed. She is
housebroken, good with children and is a house
dog.
3187-CONWAY-3 months old, Hound/mix,
male, brown, white and black and neutered.


3193-TINKER-5 1/2 months old, Collie/mix,
female, black and brown and spayed. She is good
with other animals and was with cows and loves
ice cubes.
3029-AMOS-Hound/mix, male and brown.
He is a very special dog, good with children and
other animals. He is a little shy of men and needs
room to run, but needs a fenced in yard with a
high fence. Because he is a lovable dog, they
want to find him a good home, adoptions fee is
reduced to $25.
CATS:
3185-Lucky-i year, 1 month old, black, male,
declawed, neutered and has a crook in his tail. He
is looking for a good home.
3188-Maddie-8 to 10 month old, light gray
and female. She has been spayed and wants to go
home with somebody.
3191-Camille-l 1/2 years old, white and gray
and female. She has had all her shots and has
been neutered.
3192-T.J.-7 weeks old, gray and white, male
and neutered. He is waiting for a home.
3202-Snowhite-all white, female and spayed.
She is a house cat.
SPECIAL KITTIES:
2592-MILLIE-Tabby, 3 year old cat, white
and spayed. She is very sweet. Older cats make
wonderful pet for an older person. Does not like
children and does not like to be held all the time.
This is a very special cat and you can adopt her


for $60 because she has a micro-chip in case she
gets lost.
2240-SISSY-This is a real special kitty. She is
3 years old and is a black and gray Tabby. She
does not like children but, would make a won-
derful companion for an older person. She does
have to have special food. If there is an older per-
son, who would love to have this cat, she can be
adopted for a special price of $25. Come in and
see her.
LOST AND FOUND:
DOGS:
LOST: Beagle/mix, tri-color, male, by the
name of FRED was lost in north Madison
(Northern Wood Subdivision). He is 35 pounds,
healthy and very friendly-but timid. If you have
found him, please call Leigh Webb, 850-973-
6211.
LOST: REWARD: Great Pyrenees, female,
by the name of SYDNEY was lost at Public
Boat-Park in Jasper. She is white wearing a collar
with rubies and an I.D. tag and is healthy and
friendly. If you have found her, please call Eliza-
beth Robert, 386-792-1805.
CATS:
LOST: SWEETIE, Siamese, female, spayed,
weighs about 5 pounds and tan with dark gray
paws and face. She is very sweet and lovable,
about 1 year old. Lost from Magnolia Drive in
Lee. If you have found her, please call Jane, 850-
971-5709.


Charity alive and well at Elvis gathering


By SERENA SERAFIN
CNHI News Service

PITTSBURGH, Pa. The
King may be dead, but his gen-
erous spirit lives on.
Members of the We Remem-
ber Elvis Fan Club can attest to
that.
Last weekend, the closely
knit group of devoted fans
gathered at the We Remember
Elvis 26th Annual Spring Festi-
val at the Holiday Inn in Green-
tree.
Not only did-they have A ball,
they raised $3,000 for the Elvis
Aaron Presley Visiting Fellow-
ship at the Western Pennsylva-
nia Hospital's bum/trauma unit
in Pittsburgh.
Priscilla A. Parker, the club's
president, said not many people
were in attendance on Friday
but Saturday was more fruitful.
That's where I came in. I
dreaded waking up in the drea-
ry weather to drive an hour, but
my love for Elvis and my com-


mitment pushed me on. With
Eric as my co-pilot, we were
off.
I was definitely not prepared
for the welcome I received.
When we arrived, Sandi Pi-
chon, friend of Elvis and author
of "Raised on Elvis! Elvis!
Elvis!" was speaking.
The Louisiana resident re-
called her times in the presence
of the King, but didn't represent
herself as anything more than a
fan accepted in his inner circle.
"We're a family'
As she was speaking, I met
the traveling "Elvis On The Air
Disc Jockey," Stephen Christo-
pher, who :has a plethora of
vinyl. He DJ'd the dance that
night, but I wasn't around for
the dinner or performance by
Randy Galioto, an acclaimed
Elvis tribute artist from Bloom-
field.
While Randy and I were
talking, Mary Rosati, a self-pro-
claimed Elvis three-star general
and 24-year member of the We


Remember Elvis Fan Club, in-
troduced herself. She was viva-
cious and welcoming; I was
starting to feel at home.
We walked into the lecture
room and joined the crowd
again. The perimeter was filled
with tables of Elvis merchan-
dise and memorabilia. I was in
heaven.
As my senses met a 1950s
inspired backdrop, I spotted a
white-haired Elvis impersonator
or so I thought. It was Ed
Gratton, club member and a
' rdel character. He was nice
enough to pose with Eric and
me for some photos. As I ad-
mired his red jumpsuit, Mary
told me she had made it. She
has a gift for creating!
Apparently she made him a
black suit as well. I encouraged
Ed to model it for me. And be-
ing the sweet guy he is, he
agreed.
In the meantime, 1 met Ed's
long-time pal, Jim Lupori. He's
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Second American
Cancer Society Poker Run
The second American Cancer Society Poker Run will be
held Saturday, May 12.
Sign up starts at 10 a.m. at The County Line Lounge
which is under new ownership, Ann Lott. Make sure to
get a poker slip. Blessing of the bikes and riders at 10:45
a.m. with the last bike out at 11 a.m. The event is spon-
sored by The County Line Lounge, The Big Oaks, Bud-
weiser, The Keg Room, Bill's Tackle, VFW, Blues High-
way, Bush Hound, Salon Day Spa, Jerry's Shrimp, Equip-
ment Maintenance and Road Service. Pick up cards at The
Big Oak, The Keg Room, VFW in Lake City, Miss Lil-
ly's and back to The County Line Lounge. Missed or ex-
tra card can be drawn there for $5. All proceeds go to
American Cancer Society. Win a basket of cheer at each
stop, 50/50 drawing and drawings for donated prizes, and
more. Barbecue and entertainment by Blues Highway,
then Bush Hounds starting. at 4 p.m. Info: Heide 386-984-
0159 or The County Line Lounge, 386-961-8600.

Saturday
May 13
Alapaha River Band of Cherokee,
Inc. will hold potluck dinner
Alapaha River Band of Cherokee, Inc. will hold a
potluck dinner Saturday, May 12 beginning at 5 p.m.
Event includes a gathering in the spiritual ring accompa-
nied by Native American spiritual music and will feature
Chief Eye of Eagle, spiritual leader, directing folklore
with respect to his Native American upbringing. Member-
ship meeting immediately before serving food. Entertain-
ing for adults, kids, educators, Native American enthusi-
asts and conservationists in general. The supper is free. A
small donation for the less fortunate will be appreciated.
Bring a favorite dish and any soft drinks your family
might enjoy. Gatorade, water and coffee on hand. Info:
George L. Burke, 386-938-4843, glburke@alltel.net or


Joan Nelson, 386-938-3609, kycherokeel941@aol.com.

Saturday
May 12
Children's Health and
Safety Fair in Lake City Mall
Suwannee Valley 4Cs (SV4Cs) Children's Health and
Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday,
May 12 in Lake City Mall. Health professionals will be
present: dental, asthma/allergies, insurance programs,
general health, disabilities, exercise and fitness program,
child ID/fingerprints compliments of Columbia County
Sheriff Office. Activities: bicycle rodeo, bike helmet safe-
ty, face painting, hula hoop contest, relay race and musi-
cal chairs. Appearances by: Smokey Bear; SV4Cs Kayla
and Kiki and McGruff Crime Dog. Drawings: child's bi-
cycle, gift certificates to Huddle House and Shoney's and
an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Info: Ginny Crews,
386-754-2222, ext. 204.

Friday
May 11
Bi-Annual Coffee Concert
Bi-Annual Coffee Concert, featuring Florida State Uni-
versity (FSU) Flute Choir will be held at 10 a.m., Friday,
May 11 in Bixler Chapel at Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park;. Free admission. Coffee, hot tea and pas-
tries will be served at 9 a.m. in Phillips Dining Room.
Info: Dick Grillo, 386-208-4042, dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Saturday
May 12
5K Run/Fun Walk
Copeland Community Center in Dowling Park will
sponsor a 5K Run/Fun Walk (3.1 miles) Saturday, May 12
to celebrate 12 years of health and fitness activities at
CCC! Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m.
and will travel through the beautiful campus of Advent


Christian Village located on the historic Suwannee River
and will begin and end at Copeland Community Center
located at 10420 Marvin Jones Blvd., Dowling Park. Wa-
ter stations will be provided at various points during the
race. Please join them for a celebration brunch featuring
live entertainment immediately following the race.
Brunch tickets: $5. Employees are encouraged to join the
fun by participating in the run/walk or by volunteering to
help with the event. Volunteers needed in the areas of reg-
istration, refreshments/hydration, set-up and clean-up, and
traffic control and more. Info: 386-658-5387,
dburch@acvillage.net.

Saturday
May 12
62nd Annual Newberry
Watermelon Festival
The 62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival will
be held Saturday, May 12. Scheduled: Crafts, food,
games, festival contests for all ages: watermelon eating,
seed spitting and hog calling; watermelon rolling contest
for 0-5 years only. Pageants for ages 0-16 years old will
begin May 4-5. Pageants (Kings and Queens 0-4
years;Queens 5-22 years old); parade, auction and enter-
tainment (local and recording artist); Info: 352-316-6628,
www.newberrywatermelonfestival.com, e-mail newberry-
watermelonfestival@yahoo.com.

Saturday
May 12
Kiwanis Rat Race
Kiwanis Rat Race will be held Saturday, May 12 at
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for
information, tickets and reservations for camping. Info:
386-364-1683.


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Keep 'pink eye' from coming back


Most parents are familiar with conjunctivitis. While the official name
likely won't ring a bell, its more common name, "pink eye," surely
will.
An inflammation of the membrane that"covers the whites of the eyes
as well as the inner eyelid, pink eye seems to affect every kid at least
once. But some parents might not know that conjunctivitis comes in
different forms, each with different symptoms and signs.
Bacterial conjunctivitis: this will be in both eyes and result in a
heavy, greenish discharge.
Viral conjunctivitis: this typically affects just one eye, resulting in
slight watering and a light discharge.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC): arguably the most severe form
of conjunctivitis, this affects both eyes and can hinder a person's
ability to wear contact lenses. It's also characterized by itching, red
bumps on the 'inside of the eyelids, and heavy discharge and tearing.
Allergic conjunctivitis: this will also affect both eyes and result in
an itching sensation and redness. In some instances, the nose will
experience those symptoms as well. Excessive tearing is also common.
Because there are different types of conjunctivitis, the causes vary.
GPC sufferers often find their contact lenses cause and aggravate the
symptoms, while people with allergic conjunctivitis will find that
allergens, such as dust or pollen, trigger the problem.
The best thing a parent can do to help their child is have them avoid
anything that has caused or can cause conjunctivitis. Because
conjunctivitis is so contagious, keeping it under wraps is essential for
both your child and the people your child spends time with. Some
good tips for keeping the condition from worsening or spreading
include:
Wash your hands. Anyone who's had conjunctivitis, even a mild
case, knows how hard it is to avoid touching or rubbing your eye. If
your child does either of those things, wash their hands immediately
and remind them to do their best to keep their hands away from the
infected areas.
Don't share. While every parent wants to teach their children to
share, in this instance, not sharing should earn a child brownie points.
Wash cloths, towels and pillowcases should not be shared. Once a
wash cloth or towel has been used, launder immediately. After your
child wakes up in the morning, change the pillowcases and wash those
immediately as well.
Not sharing extends beyond the linen closet as well. Eye care
products, such as drops or lens cleaners, should not be shared, nor
should mascara or other cosmetic items.


Children who repeatedly battle bouts-of conjunctivitis might be due for an eye examination.
Avoid close contact with others. While parents will want to kiss
their kids goodnight, do so with caution while not alienating your
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Saturday
May 12
Jason Aldean in concert
at Wild Adventures
Jason Aldean will be in concert at 6:30 p.m., Saturday,
May 12 at Wild Adventures, Valdosta, ,Ga. Info: 229-219-
7080, www.wild-adventures.com.

Saturday
-May 12
Benefit yard sale for Crystal Forester
A benefit yard sale for Crystal Forester will be held
Saturday, May 12 beginning at 8 a.m. in Badcock Furni-
ture parking lot on US 129 North, Live Oak. There will
be live music by Green River Connection, pony rides, 4-H
bake sale, drawings, games, hot dogs and soda and a wide
selection of great items to purchase. Drawing prizes: 1st-
hand-made, king size afghan; 2nd-two handsome hand-
made ships (1 large-1 small); 3rd-$25 gift certificate for
Stars Tack Shop; 4th-$25 gift certificate for John's Feed
Store; 5th-$25 gift certificate Lottie's Laundry; 6th-$25
Suwannee Styles; 7th-$25 Lareyna Mexican Restaurant.
Tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not have to be pre-
sent to win. Funds raised will be used to assist with travel
expenses, meals, treatment and other associated costs.
Donations of yard sale items may be dropped off at
Suwannee Styles Barber & Beauty Salon located in the
Badcock Shopping Center, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. Forester, 19, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins's
Lymphoma in January and is undergoing chemotherapy
treatments in Gainesville each month. Radiation treat-
ments will follow with travel five days a week to
Gainesville. She is a 2005 graduate of Suwannee High
School. In November 2005, she married her high school
sweetheart Troy Forester. She went on to attend Suwan-
nee-Hamilton Technical Center and completed the cosme-
tology program last fall. Info/tickets: Victoria Stanavich,
386-362-1871.

Saturday
May 12
Day Camp applications will be taken
Christian Mission in Action Day Camp applications will
be taken from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at John
H. Hale Community Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE
Duval St., Live Oak. Info: 386-364-4560.

Saturday
May 12
Mother's Day Dinner/Clothes Give-
away
Pre-Mother's Day Dinner/Clothes Giveaway will be
held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at John H.
Hale Community Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE Du-
val St., Live Oak. The sit down dinner is a special time to
honor mothers. The event is sponsored by Christian Mis-
sion in Action Ministry, New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, O'Brien (the Rev. Arthur Bryant, pastor) and
New Bethel Baptist Church, O'Brien (Bishop James Wig-
gins, pastor). Info: Sister Vandora McFatten, 386-935-
2562 or Sister Audrey Howell, 386-364-4560.


Monday


May 14
McAlpin Community Club will meet
McAlpin Community Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday,
May 14 at 9981 170th Terrace, McAlpin. Suwannee
County Extension Agent Master Gardener Carolyn Saft
will present a program on how to make yaids beautiful
with ornamental horticulture. Visitors are welcome. A
potluck dinner will be served. Please bring a covered dish
to share. Info: 386-963-5357 or 386-963-3516.

Monday
May 14
Miss and Little Miss Suwannee
Valley information session
Suwannee River Woman's Club is seeking contestants
for the Miss and Little Miss Suwannee Valley Pageant to
be held Saturday, Aug. 25. Miss Suwannee Valley contes-
tants must be 16 to 23 years old and/or going into their
senior year of high school. Little Miss Suwannee Valley
contestants must be 4 to 6 years old. All contestants must
be from the Suwannee Valley area, which consists of
Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison and Columbia
counties. The Suwannee River Woman's Club will host
information sessions at Suwannee River Regional Library,
1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak at 6 p.m., Monday, May 14
and again at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 11. Contestant pack-,
ets will be handed out and any questions regarding the
pageant and/or procedures will be answered. Info: 386-
208-1993.

Monday
May 14
Hamilton County Democratic
Executive Committee meeting
Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14 at the Jasper Public Li-
brary. All interested Democrats are invited to attend. Re-
freshments will be provided. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-
303-2039.

Tuesday
May 15
Early Learning Coalition
quality committee will meet
Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway, Inc.
quality committee will meet at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May
15 in the Coalition office, Lake City. Info: Heidi Moore,
386-752-9770.

Tuesday
May 15
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,
May 15, at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the
Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into
vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-
registration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-
9451.

Tuesday- Wednesday
May 15-16
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC) will conduct


GED tests at 6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16, in
the NFCC Technical Center on the Madison campus. Pho-
to ID required, preparation courses are free. There is a fee
for test. Pre-registration required. Info/pre-registration:
850-973-1629.

May 16
Suwannee Middle School
Concert Band performance
Suwcannee Middle School Concert Band, Ken Michal,
director, will perform at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16 in
The Village Church, Advent Christian Village, Dowling
Park. Free admission. Info: Dick Grillo at 386-208-4042,
dgrillo@acvillage.net.


May 17
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, May 17, in the NFCC Testing
Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus. Persons tak-
ing the tests will be required to register in NFCC Student
Services 24 hours before testing. Info/registration: 850-
973-9451.

May 17
Branford Camera Club will meet
Branford Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thurs-
day, May 17 at Branford Public Library. Guest speaker:
local landscape, nature and fine arts photographer Sean
Dowie. Get a sneak peak at www.smdphotography.com.
Giuest speakers scheduled: Thursday, June 14, Valerie
Lawson, www.valerielawsonphotography.com and Thurs-
day, July 19 Joey Cartwright, both are club members. Re-
member, no meeting in August. Bring your most recent
pictures, any new camera equipment you'd like to show
off or just need help with, and enjoy the camaraderie of
fellow photography enthusiasts. You'll meet members
who are just beginning their photographic adventure and
those who have years of expertise to share ... film and
digital, color, black and white. Membership not required.
Info: Carolyn Hogue, program chair, 386-935-2044 or
technical consultants: Dick Bryant, 386-935-1977, Dick
Madden, 386-935-0296 or Skip Weigel, 386-935-1382.

Register now!
May 17, 24 and 31
Free Diabetes Made
Simple classes offered
Diabetes Made Simple classes offered free from 5:30-
7:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 17, 24 and 31 in the-activities
room at Carter House, Advent Christian Village, Dowling
Park. Topics: May 17, overview of diabetes, complica-
tions and medical care; May 24, physical activity, medica-
tions and psychological aspects of diabetes; and May 31,
nutrition or. the diabetic. Registration required due to lim-
ited space. Sponsors: Suwannee County Health Depart-
ment, SMART (Smart Managing Awareness Rural Team),
Rural Health Partnership and Shands Live Oak. Info/reg-
istration: 386-262-2708, ext. 230.

RSVP now!
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May 18
AADC Annual Awards Banquet
Africah-American Development Council (AADC) An-
nual Awards Banquet will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May
18 in Walter Mae Philmore Fellowship Hall, 410 Taylor
Ave, Live Oak. Scholarship recipients must personally be
in attendance at the banquet to qualify for a scholarship.
Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5.
Speaker: Sherman Riley, engineer of Pepsico and a for-
mer recipient of the Attorney Parks & Crumps Scholar-
ship. Note: No charge for banquet, however, to get a head
count, please RSVP by Friday, May 11. Info: Yvonne
Scott, 386-362-2789.

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Everyone in the Tallahassee-area is encouraged to help
Build-A-Bear Workshop stuff bears with extra hugs and
love for children in need of permanent, safe and loving
families. Beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, the first
200 guests at each of the more than 270 Build-A-Bear
Workshop stores across the United States, Canada, Eu-
rope, Asia and Australia are invited to participate in
Stuffed with Hugs: Hugs Sweet Hugs and make a bear for
free that will be sent to children awaiting adoption.
Through this worldwide effort, more than 50,000 teddy
bears will be given to children in need of extra TLC (Ted-
dy Loving Care). The bears will be distributed through a
partnership with the Joint Council on International Chil-
dren's Services (Joint Council), the oldest arid largest af-
filiation of licensed, non-profit child welfare and adoption
organization's in the world. This is part of the seventh an-
nual Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuffed with Hugs charita-
ble program. Participating location: Governor's Square,
1415 Governor's Square, Tallahassee, FL 32301, toll-free
877-789-BEAR.
May 19
Walker Creek and Hatch
Bend Schools reunion
The Walker Creek and Hatch Bend Schools will hold a
reunion from 10 a.m. until, Saturday, May 19, in the fel-
lowship hall at Hatch Bend Baptist Church. All former
students of the long-closed schools, as well as family and
friends of classmates, are invited to attend. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish, as well as plenty of memo-
ries to share. Paper products will be furnished. This may
well be the last reunion of these old schools, so notify all
family and friends and make plans to attend. Info: Donald
Hurst at 935-1282.
May 19
Saturday on the Suwannee
Saturday on the Suwannee will be held beginning.May
19 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and.Camp-
ground, US 129 North, Live Oak. Visit www.musi-
cliveshere.com for information, tickets and reservations
for camping. Info: 386-364-1683.

May 19
Zac Efron will appear at Wild Adven-
tures
Zac Efron will appear from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 19
at Wild Adventures, Valdosta, Ga. Info: 229-219-7080,
www.wild-adventures.com.

May 19
One stroke painting class
A, workshop on one stroke painting class will be held
in Craft Square from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 19 at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs. Linda Ruwe will teach attendees how to paint
. one stroke leaves, rose buds, daisies and vines. This class
will be for beginners to advanced students and supplies
will be provided. Cost: $25, includes park admission.
Info: 386-397-1920 or
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

May 19-20
Unite '07 River Run
Truck-Car & Bike Show!
Unite '07 River Run Truck-Car & Bike Show! will be
held Saturday-Sunday, May
19-20 at Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park and *
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North, Live Oak. Visit
www.musicliveshere.com .
for information, tickets and '
reservations for camping.
Info: 386-364-1683.

May 21
Adult Graduation,
Certificate of
Completion and 2007 1
Awards Program
Suwannee-Hamilton Automatic Transmiss
Technical Center faculty, A/C, Intelligent Key, F
staff and students request Button Ignition, Pow
the honor of your presence
at the Adult Graduation,
Certificate of Completion
and Awards Pirogram at7 A ll 7ew
p.m., Monday, May 21 at
Live Oak Church of God,
US 129 South, Live Oak.
Refreshments and pictures l
from 6-6:45 p.m. Info: 386-
364-2750.
May 21
NFCC will conduct N s
TABE l Nissan
(Test of Adult Ba- "
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North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE


(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) at 5 p.m., Monday,
May 21, in NFCC Testing
Center, Building 16, on the
Madison campus. TABE is
.required for acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required. '
Pre-registration is required.
Info/pre-registration: 850-
973-9451.


May 22
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,
May 22, at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the
Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into
vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-
registration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-
9451.

May 22.
ACV Membership Dinner
Advent Christian Village (ACV) Membership Dinner
will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a concert by Royal
Garden Dixieland Jazz Band following from 7-9:15 p.m.,
all in Rumph Pavilion at Camp Suwannee, Dowling Park.
Members: free, Non-Members: dinner/concert-$20, con-
cert only-$5; Tickets to be sold in Cashier's Office, 386-
658-5343. Info: 386-658-5400, athompson@acvillage.net.

May 24
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, May 24, in the NFCC Testing Cen-
ter, Building 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking
the tests will be required to register in NFCC Student Ser-
vices 24 hours before testing. Info/registration: 850-973-
9451.

May 25
Millennium Nights
Millennium Nights will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday,,
May 25 in Millennium Park, Live Oak. Millennium
Nights is scheduled every other Friday. Individuals or
groups who want to perform need to pre-register.
Info/registration: Herold White, 386-590-0129,
www.heroldwhite.com.

May 25-26
AARP Driver Safety Program
Harry C. Gray II Memorial American Legion Post 107
will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9
a.m.-1 p.m., Friday-Saturday, May 25-26 at Suwannee
River Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. No
tests. The eight-hour driving course will be presented
through group discussion and videotape and will help dri-
vers 50 and older improve driving skills and prevent acci-
dents. Insurance discounts may apply, check with your
agent. Fee:- $10, make checks payable to AARP. Info/reg-
istration: Richard Buffington, 386-364-5985.

May 25-27
Florida Folk Festival
' Florida Folk Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, May
25-27 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in
White Springs. Gates open at 8 a.m. Enjoy the diversity
of Florida's culture and history when its residents share
their food, music, dance, stories, crafts and work life. Vis-
it Seminole family camp, watch the state fiddling contest
and savor ethnic food and church supper favorites. Gram-
my Award winning recording artist Charlie McCoy will
perform on Saturday night. Pets are not allowed. Advance
tickets available, call toll-free 877-635-3655. Info: 386-
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Memorial Day Get-a-way will be held Friday-Monday,
May 25-28 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and
Campground, US 129 North, Live Oak. Visit www.musi-
cliveshere.com for information, tickets and reservations
for camping. Info: 386-364-1683.
May 26
"Weird Al" Yankovic in
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"Wierd Al" Yankovic will be in concert at 8 p.m., Sat-
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Florida Museum to
display Tibetan treasures
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host the exhibit, "Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles
and Tents: Feb. 3-May 28. Exhibit from Tae Newark Mu-
seum's renowned collection includes rare objects and
photos. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit www.f1mnh.ufl.edu.

May 29
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,
May 29, in NFCC Testing Center (Bldg.I No. 16), on the
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May 29-30
AARP Driver Safety Training class
AARP Driver Safety Training class for drivers 50 and
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changes in 'Florida laws and possible insurance discount.
Certificates of Attendance will be issued. Present the cer-
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When many people first
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Zoning laws are
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bulk and density. Zoning
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consistent with your
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bedroom onto your house,
the zoning restrictions
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shouldn't be a concern.
However, if you intend to
add a room onto your


house such as a sned or a
detached garage, there
could very well be existing
laws that prohibit such
add-ons.
Typically, the zoning
laws you'll want to pay
most attention to are those
addressing height and
bulk. If you're hoping to
raise the roof.of your
home and add upwards,
this might be illegal, as it
could negatively affect the


property value or your
neighbors by making their
homes seem less valuable.
Should such laws exist but
you still harbor the desire
to build up, you can apply
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be a costly endeavor that
may or may not work out
in the long run. A variance
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Live Oak, FL
llndarodd@msn.com
www.hallmark-realestate.com


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& ASSOCIATES
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1105 HOWARD ST.W., LIVE OUM
386-362-3300
jwhillrealestate.com
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Phone: 38O-32-.3402a Fax, 38oe.*36'580
Cell: 386-90-4085
601 East Howard StrSet
Llvo Oak, H world a32064
DramrnSllers @ llvoakrealtyinc.oom
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buyers of immediately.
While you might have
purchased your home with
visions of creating a
contemporary castle, it's
good to keep in mind just
how grandiose you can
make your new dig likely
relies less on your wallet
and more on your town's
zoning laws.


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Realtor
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regardless of existing laws.
Getting your local zoning
board to grant you a.
variance, however, is no
small task. If you're really
set on making a home
improvement that doesn't
comply with zoning
regulations, you'll likely
have to hire a lawyer and
possibly even an architect
or engineer to prove you
need the variance. But
even a lawyer and the
testimony of professionals
do not guarantee, your
zoning board will grant
you a variance.
It's also important to
note that you'll need a
variance should you decide
to change the use of your
home. For instance, if your
home is defined as solely
residential but you choose .
to turn part of your home
into a doctor's office or
even a law office, you
won't be allowed to do so
without first being granted
a variance from the local
zoning board..
Before building onto
your property, it's also
beneficial to know the
setback distance, or the
mandated distance between
the building area and the
property line. Such
distances are established
for a number of reasons,
not the least of which is to
provide you and your
neighbors with privacy so
all parties don't feel as
though they're sitting in
each other's laps when in
the privacy of their own
homes. Such regulations
also exist to address
accessibility and
ventilation concerns. The
setback distance should be
included on your
property's survey plat,
which you should have
received when you
purchased your home. It is
essential you know the
setback distance before
doing add-ons of any sort,
as violations of the
distance can result in you
being forced to remove
them entirely, a costly
mistake that can leave you
on the hook for several
thousands of dollars.
Another thing to
consider is whether or not
you have any easements or
deed restrictions on-your
property, which can negate
your right to build any
add-ons. Again, if there are
any :of these on your
property, they should be
listed on your survey plat.
An easement is essentially
a restriction on your
property that exists to
provide easy access to
utilities or other services.
Typically, an easement is
placed on a property by the
government, meaning they
are the lone people allowed
to build on a designated
area. This doesn't
necessarily mean they will
build on that designated
area, but they and only
they have the right to.
A deed restriction
essentially limits what you
can do with the property.
Typically, a deed
restriction is a condition of
sale set forth by the
previous homeowner in
order to protect certain
areas of the property such
as wetlands or wooded
areas. Your municipality
can also put a deed
restriction on your
property to prohibit further
development. Neither of
these should come as a
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acres in Old Sugar Mill Farms. Property has a shed
on the back and fenced on .-
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property is not cleared, brick siding. Home is nicely distributed. 3 bedrooms
Come with your family and relax in this cozy and 2 bathrooms are on the top floor; kitchen,
subdivision. MLS# 57514 pantry, dining room,
living room, fireplace, #
main entrance and I
---' back deck entrance on the second floor;
4th bedroom, garage, and utility room are in the
bottom floor. MLS# 58394


OLD FAMILY HOME built in historic
lumber community of Watertown. 4/1 with
original beade-board siding. Large front
porch for rocking! $85,000 MLS 59536
Call ninoer Parker 3R6-3A5-7115


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GREAT VALUE! Brick home near schools,
churches, shopping. Wonderful place to start
homeownership with 3 BR/2BA, large fenced
yard, new kitchen, fresh paint and refinished
hardwood floors. $124,900 MLS 56684 Call
Sharon Selder 386-365-1203


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BUDGET SPECIAL -4 2 Duble id.e .:.n gorgeous acres of granddaddy oaks. Wrap
an acre. in Columbia City. Large rooms, around porch, split bedroom plan, library.
split bedroom plan, screen front porch. All new carpet, wood and vinyl and fresh
$79,900 MLS 55696 Call Tanya Shaffer paint. MLS 50077 Call Tanya Shaffer 386-
386-755-5448 755-5448

LAND AND MORE!
12.72 ACRES Great property to build that 5 ACRES Well and septic. What a great
dream home! Lots of oaks and pines. MLS buy! $85,000 MLS 59683 Call Tanya
59576 Call Ginger Parker 386-365-2135 Shaffer 386-755-5448
2.6 Commercial Acres on fast growing 8 ACRES in LuraVille area with well and
West Side. Owner may -help with septic, Mobile home sold "as is". MLS
financing. MLS 59626 Call Martha 53475 Call Linda Roddenberry 386-590-
Saunders 386-752-3945 0275 New Live Oak Office! 386-364-
6600


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4 acre lot in an equestrian community. 3BR/2BA home on corner lot. Home has 1,503
Build your dream home in a great heated sq. ft., hardwood
country setting. Mobile homes allowed. floors,.carpet in bedrooms,
upgrade solid wood
2 acres of mature pine trees,. cabinets in kitchen, ceiling fans and vaulted ceilings.
S900A Also has a 160.4 sq. ft. front porch and 260.53 deck
MLS# 58904 4 5 U U in the back. MLS# 49427

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real estate!


Lighthouse Realty
of North Florida, Inc.
Corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 51, Mayo, Florida
Heather M. Neill, Broker
PIIONE: (386) 294-2131
Search the MLS at WWW.LIGHTHOUSEREALTY.US


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LAKE ViEW .Two big wooded lots totaling 1.94 acres NEW LISTING!
in a quiet, safe, peaceful neighborhood. Access to C~oTdmm yw w d- Nice .3 acre lot on
Pickett and Adams Lakes just minutes away. Centrally p igway. Heavily wooded Convenient to
located between Mayo and Branford. Can be divided Madison, Perry, Mayo and Advent Village. $17,500.
buy Buyer. $37,000. 859282 MLS #59283. Ask for Heather Neill


NEW LISTING!
SUIWANNEE RIVER AWISS t
acres, heavily woodeO JUst around
the corner from the Suwannee River
and a paved public boat ramp and
park. Property is convenient to town
but has lots of privacy. Would make a
great home site, Located in Lafayette

County. $100,000. #59284, Ask for
Healher Nelll.


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Auctions
GEORGIA AUCTIONS 212ac.
Ware County. Cultivation &
Woodland. (Sat 5/19/07, 10am) ****
Also, Home on the Marsh Home &
8ac. Blythe Island. (5pm Sat. 6/9/07)
Hansfordrealauction.com 1-800-
962-5715. (10%BP-GAL#254)
Special Notices
GUN SHOW
May 12th and 13th
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Hwy 247 Lake City, FL
Sat. 9:00-4:00, Sun 9:00-3:00
Concealed Weapons Classes Twice
Daily. For info: 904-461-0273
Business Opportunities
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do You
Earn $800 in a.Day? 30 Machines
and Free Candy All For $9,995. Call
1-888-753-3430 AIN#BO02000033
Call Us: We Will Not Be Undersold!


Outstanding Coitmercial Lot
on HWY 129! $65,900, Call
Jay Wetzel 386-688-3646
MLS#58801
OwV42r 9-1&1E


CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk training
program. Backhoes, Bulldozers,
Trackhoes. Local job placement.
Start digging dirt Now. Call 866-362-
6497 or 888&707-6886

Miscellaneous
LAWN CARE, TREE TRIMMING,
Bush Hogging, Bulldozer, Backhoe,
Front End Loader Root Rake, Dump
Truck, Land Clearing, Pond Digging,
Free Estimates, Custom Contracts to
suit your needs! HAGAN LAWN
CARE 386-209-1284
Health Care
NEW MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIRS
& Full Line of Medical Equipment
"No Cost" if Eligible.
Medicare/Medicaid & Private
Insurance. Come Visit Our Website:
www.helpinghandsmedicalequipment
.com 1-877-667-7088 954-335-
1564


\\alk to the Rsier or Boat
ramp! This 3,400 Sq/ft, 4/3.5
was just built in 2006!
Just $550,000, Call Kim Kirk
386-209-2470 for details.


Welcome to the country, In City Limits with Great
3/2 D/W, $59,900, call price, 4/1 house, $85,000,
Cheryl Sellers 386-590-4085, Cheryl Sellers 386-590-4085,
MLS #58910 MLS # 59043


Great river property, 1 acre,
67,500, call Cheryl Sellers
386-590-4085
MLS# 59040


Beautiful O8 acres on LaKe
Louise, $1,299,000, Call Ben
Fekula 386-362-3402
MLS# 59150


Great location, 3/2 1,286 si
house, $169,900, Call
Bob Sellers 386-590-4085
MLS# 59342


Country Log Cabin, Great
price, 2/1, $249,500,
Call Jay Wetzel 386-688-3646
MLS# 58880 354732-F


Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: 352-463-9001 Toll Free: 888-463-9001 Fax: 352-463-9008

Beachville '{N. Gilchrist Co.


2.50 Acres on paved US Hwy 129
with 3349 sq.ft. foundation and
scoffold height CB walls already set.
Finish w/ your own design or use
Seller provided blue prints, which
includes 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths,
great room, sep. office, large country
kitchen, spacious utility room & 2 car
garage. All permits obtained and 4"
well, and power pole in place.


Very well-kept concrete block home
nicely situated on 5 acre comer lot.
Yard is chain-linked fenced &
remainder of yard is in hardwoods.
More than ample storage space in
addition to the 10x20 shed. Separate
living and family rooms. Call for
more details.


LS #753784 $69,900 MLS#754708 $195,000

F^ ilhi o. N. Gilchrist Co.h


Cindy Carter
386-965-1997
startpacking@alltel.net
www.c21 cindycarter.com


Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
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is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Live Oak.
Class sizes limited.
Next class 05/28/07.
Call 386-755-4401

Secondary
ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
at home Fast! Nationally accredited
$399. Easy payment plan. Free
brochure. 800-470-4723
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less. No classes. Free
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Pets for Sale
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
FirstDay
BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES 2
females out of working bloodlines. 10
wks old. $350.00 ea. Call for details
home 386-364-1381, cell 386-697-
1279
Pets for Free
FREE MALE LAB MIX PUPPIES
Call 386-330-0435
and leave message.
Horses


Building Materials
FLAT ROOFS WANTED. Model
Homes Needed for New Lifetime
Roof Call to See if You Qualify 888-
372-0488 Ext. 102 LIC
CCC 1326935
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS Hardwood
Flooring, from $ .99/Sq.Ft. Exotics,
Oak, Bamboo, Prefinished &
Unfinished. Bellawood w/50 year
prefinish, plus A Lot Morel We
Deliver Anywhere, 5 Florida
Locations, 1-800-FLOORING (1-800-
356-6746)
Electronics
RENT-A-GEEK Statewide Service
On-Site Repair. Virus & Spyware
Removal, Hardware & Software
Repair, Network Design & Setup,
Etc. 813-600-3305, 727-230-2261,
toll free 1-866-601-4907
geeksoc.com *Free Vista upgrade
software (on select Dellsll)
Furniture
MEMORY FOAM ALL VISCO New
Orthopedic NASA Mattresses 25
Year Warranty Cost $1995, sell,
$398 Queen; $498 King. All sizes
available. Fast Free Florida Delivery,
Original TempurPedic & Dormia
from $699. Guaranteed Best Price!
Electric Adjustables. 24hours. Toll
free 1-866-476-0289; Store
Numbers: Hillsborough 813-889-
9020; Pinellas 727-525-6500;
Sarasota 941-929-7570; Polk 863-
299-4811; Dade 305-651-0506;
Broward 954-364-4989. Member
BBB. www.mattressdr.com
Musical Instruments
WANTED OLD GUITARS Guitar
collector will pay cash for old Martin,
Gibson, Fender, Gretsch guitars. Top
dollar paid. Honest, Reliable. Call
Steve 517-242-4866


FOR SALE: TRAIL RIDING
HORSES, 5 yr. old Quar/Ab
beautiful mare, with tack 2K and 15
yr. old TWH mare, excellent
children's horse 1K or. $2500 for
both. Will deliver 386-658-3917


3101 US Hwy. 90W, Lake City, FL


15 acres with a nice double wide in the country.
The lot is partially wooded and can be
subdivided into 3 separate 5 acre lots. $180,000.
Lovely completely renovated 4 br, 2 bath,
Victorian in city limits. Home features
hardwoods thru out, screened pool, beautiful
craftsmanship. $275,000


MLS#755258 $99,000


www.HometownRealtyNF.com


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Miscellaneous
A+ POOL HEATERS Factory Direct:
Solar, Heat Pump or Gas Installed
or Do-It-Yourself Heater Kits. Free
Phone Quotes. 1-888-754-2740
Tw2.SolarDirect.com
Lic#CWC029795/Insured. Dealer
Inquiries Welcome!
BATHTUB REFINISHING ... Renew
/ Change Color. Tub, Tile, Sink &
Chip Repair. Commercial &
Residential. 5yrs. Warranty. Quick
Response, Insured. Serving Florida
Over 10yrs. "Florida's Tub Doctor."
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DIRECT FREE 4 Room System
Personal Checks Acceptedl 250+
Channels! Starts $29.99/monthl
Free HBO/Cinemax/Showtimel Free
DVR/HD Received We're Local
Installers! Call 1-800-216-7149.
DIRECTV Satellite Television, Free
Equipment, Free 4 Room Installation,
Free HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade
w/ Rebate. Packages from
$29.99/mo. Call 1-800-380-8939.
METAL ROOFING' SAVE $$$$
Buy direct from manufacturer. 20
colors in stock all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available, Gulf
Coast Supply & Manufacturing Inc.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com
1-888-393-0335

Boats/Supplies
FirstDay
V-HULL, ALUMINUM 1997 14 ft
Sylvan. 2004 25 HP Mercury Electric
Motor. SS Propeller, Galvanized
Trailer (new tires) with extras. $3500.
386-792-3635 After 3pm
SAILBOAT, WEST WIGHT POTTER
1998, 15 ft. 2005 2 HP Honda Motor,
"1998 Garges Custom Trailer, Fresh
Water Only. $4700. 386-792-3635.
After 3pm
Utility Trailer 2003 Carry-On 4'X6'
$225. 386-792-3635 After 3pm


Debby Howard
386-590-0848, cell


Patty Wood-Williams
386-961-5399
pattyannwood@realtyagent.com


Need Hay? This property features a brick home with over
4,000 square feet and 31 acres. The 25 acre pasture is a hay
field, bring the horses/livestock and live the country life in
the very private setting located in Suwannee County, just
minutes from Lake City.
Madison County Beauty is what this home is! Gorgeous
home has many amenities including full stone fireplace,
indoor Jenn-Air grill, natural flooring, small basement and
26 acres. Call or email for more information.


Tips for Sellers: Create an Entrancel Make sure that your the front of your house, i.e. any porch or
step area is clean. Try putting some seasonal colorful potted plants aroundland change out that old
rusty porch light for a nice new onel Small solar lights give a finishing touch to a pathway...

Tips for Buyers: Shop for your loan. We shop and compare for the perfect outfit, car, house....,so
shop for the loan that best suits you.

Put our hometown knowledge of the Suwannee Valley area to work for you.


Recreational Vehicles
FirstDay
CEDAR CREEK 29FT 5TH WHEEL
with Slide. '00, Self contained,
sleeps 4, good, clean condition,
plenty of storage, new tires. $12,000
OBO. 386-842-5493
Apartments for Rent
FirstDay
APARTMENT FOR RENT
In Live Oak. 1 Bd/1Ba, air conditioned
efficiency. Utilities included $90.00
per week. Call Chris 386-569-6739
FirstDay
COZY APARTMENT IN LIVE OAK
1Bd/1Ba $400 mo everything
included except electric. No pets, no
smoking. Available June 1st. New
Appliances. Call Suzann 386-208-
8545.
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custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal



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FLORIDA (386) 208 Live Oak *294 Mayo *303
White Springs 362,364 Live Oak *397 White
Springs 454 High Springs 497 Fort White 658
Dowling Park 752,755,758 Lake City 776
Luraville 792 Jasper 842 Florida Sheriffs Boys
Ranch (Live Oak)* 935 Branford 938 Jennings
.961 Lake City *963 Welborn* 965 Lake City
GEORGIA (229) 219 Valdosa224, 225,226,
227,228 Thomasville 241,242,244,245,247,
249,251,253,257,259 Valdosta 263 Quitman e
268 Vienna *268 Lilly 271, 273 Cordele 282,
283,285,287 Waycross 293 Valdosta 324 Berlin
'333 Valdosta 345 Nicholls 346 Coolidge 359
'Ambrose '362 Milan' 363 Lumber City 365
Rochelle 367 Baxley 375 Hazelhurst 377,378
Cairo -381 Douglas- 382 Tifton 383,384
Douglas 385 Rhine *386,387Tifton 389,393
Douglas 422 Pearson 423,424 Fitzgerald. 433
Byromville 449 Blackshear 455 Ray City 467
Abbeville 468 Ocilla 472 Montezuma 472
Oglethorpe 482 Lakeland 487 Homerville 498
Boston 528 OMega 532 Alapaha' 533 Enigma
534 Willacoochee 535 Warwick 546 Lenox
'549 Sparks 559 Lake Park 567 Ashburn 574
Ocklochnee 594 Uvalda 624 Pineview 627
Unadilla 632 Alma 637 Fargo 643 Rebecca
'648 Pitts 649 Buena Vista 683 Meigs 686
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Moultrie 874 Leslie 887 Richland 890, 891
Moultrie 896 Adel 899 Moultrie 924, 928
Americus 929 Pinetta 938 Jennings 941
Funston 973 Madison '985 Moultrie


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Houses for Rent
HOUSE FOR RENT 3BD/2BA In
Live Oak $850.00 mo. 1st, last +
security deposit. Available May 1st.
Call 386-362-6556 Ask for Amanda.
FirstDay
SMALL HOUSE Furnished and
some utilities furnished. $395 mo. +
Dep. Live Oak City limits, good
neighborhood. Call 386-364-6547
FirstDay
TWO HOUSES FOR RENT 1 in
Suwannee County, nice Country
Setting, 1 inside City Limits of Live
Oak. Call3.1-362-1171..
Mobile Homes for Rent
FirstDay
LG. DOUBLEWIDE 3Bd/2Ba 10 min.
from Live Oak. $600.00 mo. 1st, last,
security deposit and proof of income.
386-209-2291 or 386-776-1309.
FirstDay
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT in a 55
and older Park, Quiet Community.
Manager on site. 386-362-1171. Rent
includes garbage, water, lawn
maintenance.


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800-640-6886.


NICE- LIKE NEW
Very Clean 28x64, FP, 3/2 $29,900
Extra Clean, 16x80 3/2, $19,900
Like New 14x60 2/2, $12,900
Very Beautiful, 28x64, 3/2, Zone II,
FP, built-in porch, $34,900
All have central heat/air
229-247-0060
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and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720




FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE
INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
324464-F


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FirstDay


North Carolina. E.-i, a:.:~ great
view, 10 min to Maggie Valley, 30 min
to Cherokee, 2 min to Parkway,
Mountain Stream -with picnic area,
Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
'$500/wk, $1600/mo. 386-330-4207
Lucy

Office Space for Rent
OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT. Located
in ti-p OaV"o fo6r reRt' Fo'r"burther
Sn i a f.n .l at 386-
209-1766
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT In Live
Oak. Has approx. 1,300 sq.ft. For
further information call Poole Realty
386-209-1766
Homes for Sale


FirstDay
LOI ESTATES. JUST REDUCED!
Good location, on paved road, not
far from Live Oak. Quiet & peaceful
and ready for you to build your new
home on. $60,000. Owner financing
available. Call Ric Donovan, 386-
590-1298.
Mobile Homes for Sale
SFirstDay ,
MOBILE HOME 14x62 2 D'2BA
Je-~n Fl.or Carpel- Remrroele.-i
$7,500 850-879-7095 /.973-2353


THOUGHT YOU COULD NEVER
have a home with over 2300 SF
l;ir ,ac'3>,F 2,|lhi. ise. your chance to
_t,,,,: oui ad .E A SUIJCLE!
CuStoMT made top of line MH. Former
Buyer planning to relocate, plans fell
through. His loss is your gain! Must
sell. 4Bd/2Ba., study, huge. family
room plus extra den, living, dining, Ig.
kitchen. Custom built raised panel
oak kit. cab. Crane board for better
insulation, insulated windows. Oval
glass fr. door. It is NICE! For details
call Barry at 850-554-9684. Or, e-
mail at: rbr987@wfh-pens.com
Note: to have interior pictures e-
mailed, contact
joanholmesr@windstream.net.


WHY RENT? I can sell you a new
quad plex modular home, rent one
side out and LIVE FREE!
CASH TALKS I love cash deals, and
. will give v.:u Ihe very, best price on
New ..r LUsed MOBILE HOMES. I
re-ally wani your business 386-719-

REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME
2007 3Bd/2Ba doublewide $500.
down $396.58 per month.
INCLUDES setup, skirting, steps and
a/c 386-365-4774


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BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
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FIRST TIME BUYERS PROGRAM
$2,500 DOWN AND $650 PER
MONTH NO CREDIT NEEDED
FOR APPROVAL! 386-288-4560
NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOMES 900
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$2,500 DOWNI 386-303-1557
THREE BED/TWO BATH 10%
DOWN $595 MONTH OWNER WILL
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LAND HOME PACKAGE $0 DOWN
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Quiet country living
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3Bd/2Ba. Home on land 20% down
and ONLY $836.51 mo. 386-288-
4560
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3Bd/2Ba in
Deer Creek on huge lot 20% down
and ONLY $490.38 Monthl SAVE
$20,000! 386-365-4774
SALE sale SALEI New doublewide
4Bd/2Ba $2,500 down and ONLY
$493.77 per mo! Includes SET UP,
Central a/c STEPS, skirting, SALES
TAX, TAG, TITLE AND CLOSING
COST! 386-365-4774.
OWNER FINANCE, I only finance
people who can NOT GET BANK


SERVICES


Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments
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705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
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your paid for land as equity ZERO
DOWN and $789 per mo. 386-365-
8549.

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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Faxv (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) CR 51: Nice four acre tract on
CR 51 with trees fenced, good
area. Priced to sell at $55,000.
(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) 167th Rd.: 3 Bedroom, 2 baths
CH/AC brick with garage, kitchen
furnished. 2 ac. homesite. Reduced
to $135,000.
(8) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(9) Suwannee River: Two wooded
lots with 200 ft on the water. 4"
well, septic. MH needs some R&R
$189,000.
(10) Off CR49: 40 acres in Coastal
Bermuda grass on good 1/4 mile on
county road. $10,900 per acre.
(11) Jasper, FL: Nice 3/2 CHIAC
brick home, kitchen furnished, like
new.. $89,900.
(12) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road with
107 ft. on water, elevation survey
buildable, good buy @ $72,000.
(13) Suwannee River: Two wooded
lots with 200 ft on the water, 2 ac.
with 4" well septic and mobile
home. Good elevation $182,000.
(14) Suwannee River: 1.6 acre
wooded tract with 100 ft. on the


water, together with a 3 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath CH&AC DWMH cont
approx. 1700 sq. ft. with detached
storage. Priced to sell @ $145,000.
(15) 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.
(16) Dowling Park: 5 acre wooded
on paved road, $59,900.
(17) 121st Street: 90 acres in good
coastal Bermuda. Old homesite
with pecan trees, 4" well, etc. Good
area $11,550 per acre.
(18) 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.
(19) Suwannee 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.
(20) Suwannee Valley Estates: 4,
acres wooded on good county road.
$35,000.
(21) Branford Area: Nice central
heaiand air conditioned home,
constructed in 2005, approx. 2350
sq. ft. under roof plus large deck.
Kitchen furnished, good area.
Priced to sell at $209,500.
(22) Perry, FL: Nice 3/2 CH/AC
brick home with garage, numerous
upgrades. Priced to sell @ $89,500.
(23) Branford, FL: Nice 3/2 CH/AC
brick home in excellent condition,
kitchen furnished, 12x28 shop.
Good buy @ $115,000.
(24) Lake City: Deer Creek, 5
bedroom, 3 bath DWMH, kitchen
furnished, two car carport. Good
area. $166,000.
(25) Peacock Lake: Two lot one on
the lake the other lakeview. $79,900
for both.
(26) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure. Priced
to sell at $39,500.
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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182


Dear Classified Guys,
To this day I don't understand men
when it comes to tools. Take my
grandfather, for instance. He had a
tool for every job. When the battery
died in my watch, he had a jeweler's
screwdriver to replace it. When I
'; needed to fix my front stoop, he had
a cement mixer in his shed. And
when I had to rotate my tires, he had
an impact wrench just like the tire
shops. So when he passed away, I
was left'with a,garage and house full
of tools. I kept a few and put the
rest, like a house jack, up for sale at
my yard sale. You can imagine my
surprised when two guys started
'.lighting o0er the house jack. How
many people really need to lift their
home? The same thing happened
over some rusty screwdrivers. In all
honesty, I thought most of it
was junk. You can buy /
much nicer looking "
tools at any store. Why ,--T
would anyone want an
old hammer set or a rusty
radial arm saw?

Carry: If you're trying to understand
men's obsession witp tools, good luck.
Even my wife has given up.
Cash: Although the marketing


departments of the big home improve-
ment centers have sure figured it' out!
Carry: While it may seem odd to
you that two guys would argue over a
tool like a house jack, it's actually not
that surprising. You can imagine that if
you'needed to move a house from its
foundation, a house jack would prove
to be very valuable.
Cash: Old tools, even rusty ones,
often preform that same valuable serv-
ice. While you can buy most tools new
at a retail store, new and shiny isn't nec-
essarily better. In fact, some old tools
are much more durable. They were
made from solid metal parts that just


won't break. Many of today's tools are
made from less expensive materials
like plastic.
Carry: Much like your grandfather,
many people have an appreciation for
these old tools. That's what makes
them one of'the hottest selling items at
any garage sale. Even that old hammer
set or rusty radial arm saw can be quite
valuable to some.
Cash: Although you may not fully
understand men and their tools, there is
one thing you can take from your expe-
riences. The next time you see two
men fighting over a set of tools at your
garage sale, raise.the price! .


CLASSIFED






Duane "Cash" Holze
& Todd "Carry" Holze


Tool Up
Open almost any toolbox and you're
likely to see name brands such as
Stanley, De Walt, Makita, or Craftsman,
to name a few. That's because these
companies have been around for many
decades. Frederick Stanley created
Stanley tools in 1843 as a bolt and door
hardware company. Raymond De Walt
started his tool company in 1922, per-
fecting the radial arm machine to pro-
vide more versatility for woodworkers.
Makita was founded in 1915 as an elec-
tric motor sales company, and Sears
launched its Craftsman brand in 1927.
Tool Time
Many people wish they could be
great craftsmen. That's probably why
home improvement shows like This Old
House have made celebrities out of
everyday repairmen. The show began
in 1979, making host Bob Vila a house-
hold name. In 1989, Vila left the show
because of arising conflicts with com-
mercial endorsements. He started his
own show, Bob Vila's Home Again,
renaming it Bob Villa in 2005. His
notoriety also landed him guest appear-
ances on fictional handyman shows like
Tool Time with Tim Allen.
Got a question or funny story? Let us hear It.
Leave a message toll-free at (888) 242-3644.


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& VA Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Hills,
Bottom Land, Level. 404-362-8244
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Buildings for Sale
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BARNS, CARPORTS Starting $595.
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Great investment or retirement
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GEORGIA SE $2400/ac. 102
acres near Waycross, GA. Open
fields, young / mature pines, mixed
hardwoods. Must sell $244.800/all


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COASTAL GA! 119 Acres GEORGIA LAND 3ac. Riverfront
$234,900 GA/FL border. Mature lots. Also, 3ac. river access lots.
pines, abundant wildlife, black rail Private gated boat ramp on Oconee
fencing. Long road frontage, utilities. River. U.G. power, paved streets,
Potential to subdivide. Excellent $9500/ac. Call Owner 912-529-6198
Financing. Call Now 1-800-898- GEORGIA WOODED HOMESITES
4409 x1165 1-10acs. Low Taxes! Beautiful
FLORIDA LAND Lots starting at weather year round. Terrific
$8,900 & up. Build now or hold for investment w/owner financing avail.
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FLORIDA LAND Starting at rirstay
$10,900 Financing Available. Over HALF ACRE cleared, high & dry, oak
100 Lots available in Counties of trees, paved rd. fenced/crossfenced,
Levy, Marion, Clay, Calhoun, Putman mobile home 2/2; Two extra glass
& Highland. Realtors & Investors rooms.X-tra mobile home for storage,
welcome. 1-718-797-0807 workshop, utilities, etc. 386-938-4290
www.usalandventures.com KENTUCKY 100 acres, Exc.
GA/FL BORDER HUGE SAVINGS! hunting, farm income $200K. *Also
23.55 AC only $99.900 (Was 655 acres w/70aco ake. Beautiful
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Simons' Isliand! ubdlvision 270-556-3576
Potential! Call Now 1-800-898-4409 LAKE MARION S.C. 2 acres,
x1180. excellent building site. No Impact
LAND FOR SALE 40 or 80 acres. Fee, low taxes and insurance.
$11,000 an acre. 136A & 85th Rd. $22,900 Owner Financing. 803-473-
Plenty of Deer. 386-364-6633 7125.


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 at $150,000 and
residential lots start at $75,000. Call
386-330-2446. or visit:
www.suwanneelanding.com
OHIO RIVER ACREAGE 260 Acres
w/3200 Ft of frontage on the
Muskingum River, hilltop property.
Just $2200/acre. Call 740-489-9146.
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
RESTAURANT MARINA -
CAMPGROUND, New York, 130
acres, 340 Sites, 3/4 mile riverfront
@ historic Erne-Canal. 1'2zmte from
Highway .90" Open 5 months,
$850,000 dCow*6 S15-730-7650
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12/acres $49,900. Gorgeous woods,
bubbling spring, stone walls, idyllic
setting just mins. off Rt. 17 & 3/hrs
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* Over 275 Pre-Priced Labels
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Pre-Sale Checklist
Sales Record Form


Run your Yard Sale in the

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Friday Suwannee Democrat Classifieds

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Answered Prayers
My church holds a fundraising yard
sale every year. As the minister, I find
it's a great way to meet with a part of
the congregation that I don't often see
on Sunday.
One of the parishioners, Mary,
brought her husbandto the sale in
hopes he would find something to buy.
W\\hile he was browsing the tables, I
took the opportunity to say hello.
As we made small talk, I mentioned
ihat I haven't seen him in church for
several weeks. "TI' e been ou pla\ ing
golf,' he told me rather honesil\.
As he saw my disappointment, he
found a way to justify his choice.
"But don't worry," he said. "My
game is so bad, I pray every time I hit
the ball."
(Thanks to Kenneth P)


Only a great woman
would live in a doghouse.
Moving Sale
Everything must go.Toos,
Eveyhoold items, even


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Located in Private Gated Lakefront
Community. Lake Views. Excel. Fin.
Owner Must Sell. Call 1-888-320-
8399 x 2009


SOU. CENTRAL FL 5 Acres only
$99,900 Appraised at $202,000
Far Reaching Views, Beau. Pasture,
country road w/ util. Excel. Fin.
Owner must sell Call 1-888-320-
8399 x 2012


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6.85% fixed, OAC. TN Land & Lakes


Hesidential wanted
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any condition. Handyman, fire,
distressed, vacant, occupied.
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residential. No deal too big/small.
Quick closing. 1-800-SELL-181; 1-
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Help Wanted
FirstDay
ATTN DRIVERS: SE Local/Regional
Runs. Home weekends/Some
Wkdaysl Drive New Equipl .Florida's
Premier Flatbed Carrier. CDL-A req.
lyr exp. 877-838-2378 x270
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FirstDay
BLACK GOLD FARMS
IN LIVE OAK, FL
has an opening for an Office
Assistant. Duties include record
keeping, entering data into
spreadsheets, performing quality
control, coding bills & ensuring
compliance with federal regulations.
Microsoft Excel 'experience is
required. Full time w/ benefits.
Send resume to:
tamih@blackgoldpotato.com
fax (701) 772-0749;
mail Attn: HR, 4575 32nd Ave So,
Ste 2A, Grand Forks, ND 58201.


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. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/D/V/M/F

CLERICAL
Different Positions Available, All
Levels. Fax Resume to 386-755-
7911 or Call 386-755-1991 for an
app. Wal-Staf Personnel

FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER,
DISPATCHER and CLASS A
CDL OTR DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required. Health insurance,
retirement, & paid vacation.
Call (386) 294-3411 To apply in
person. Drug Free WorkPlace.


COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY.
SERVICES, INC.

DIRECT SUPPORT
STAFF
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.

ATTENDANTS
Complete training provided to
perform janitorial services in
Suwannee/Hamilton area. Need
dependable transportation; able to lift
35 lbs. Uniforms provided

ADA/EOE/Drug free workplace.
Apply in person at:
Comprehensive Community
Services, Inc., 511 Goldkist Blvd.
Live Oak.


DIETARY AIDE PART TIME
Flexible Hours
Call Angela Akins
at 386-362-7860
Or apply at
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32060
EOE/D/V/M/F
FirstDay
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Baya Pointe, a SNF in Lake City, FL
Seeking RN with at least 3 years
mgmnt /supervisory experience.
Apply donlakecity@yahoo.com
FirstDay
DOMESTIC HELP- Live on hunting
preserve near Live Oak, FL.
Housekeeping/yard work/ light farm
duties., Housing, utilities & salaries.
Retirees encouraged to apply 386-
755-0220 Ext 834 Mon-Fri 9 am 4
pm


DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRING
Live Oak delivery drivers and
customer servioce reps. Evening
hours. Great pay! Flexible hours.
Call 386-364-8030
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
WESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
is currently accepting applications for.
paid NURSERY WORKER..
Experience preferred. Applications
available in Church Office at 920
SW 11th Street in Live Oak between
the hours of 8:00-5:00, Monday-
Friday.
HELP WANTED PREP COOK;
Experience only, CAMP WEED and
the CERVENY CONFERENCE
CENTER, 11057 Camp Weed Place,
Live Oak, FL 32060. Christian
Environment; apply in person.


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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 available daily and
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 90 W.
Live Oak, Florida 32060
English 386-208-0205
Espanol 386-208-0190
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EOE-AA-M-F-V-D

APPLICATIONS also ACCEPTED
Employment CONNECTIONS
LOCATIONS:
1416 N. Ohio Ave. 200 W.Base
Live Oak, FL Madison, FL

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
LIVE OAK POLICE DEPARTMENT

POSITION:
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
SALARY: $8.00/HR
STATUS: PART-TIME/
MAXIMUM 20 HOURS

Duties: Under general supervision
the animal control officer will: enforce
all animal control ordinances and
issue citations and warnings to
violators. Will deal very closely with
the public through education about
proper care and treatment of all
animals. Will complete reports on
persons bitten by animals and a
monthly report of all activity to the
Chief of Police. Must have a concern
for animal welfare but be able to
dispose of vicious or nuisance
animals. Must be able to testify in
court, and be -able to explain the
animal ordinance to the public.
Maintains cleanliness and care of
animal quarters and euthanize
animals as, required by city policy.
Will perform work in the area of
keeping stray animals controlled, and
is familiar with the adoption process
of captured animals.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of 'animal capture
techniques (traps, snares, nets,
etc...) Knowledge of the proper way
to quarantine animals. Knowledge of
State Statute on dealing with animal
bite victims and the proper
procedure for dealing with rabid
animals. Must have ability to
communicate with people.

Minimum requirements:

Must have a high school education
or. G.E.D. certification. Must be 19
years of age. Must have good
physical condition and strength, also
good physical agility. Must have a
valid Florida drivers license. Must
have or obtain certification in Animal
Control Officer and certification to
euthanize animals.

Equipment to be required to use:

Able to operate a pickup truck,
tranquilizer gun, net, snare and other
animal traps. Be able to operate a
short wave radio. Be able to care and
clean animals and animal pens.

TURN IN ALL APPLICATIONS AT
THE LIVE OAK CITY HALL TO THE
CITY ADMINISTRATOR

FirstDay
EXPERIENCED MACHINIST
OR MACHINISTTRAINEE
Dependable available for 40 hours
per week 7:30AM to 4:00PM. -
salary dependent on experience.
Min. $8.00 per hr. while training.
Benefits include paid holidays,
vacations and health insurance. Call
386-362-6048 for appointment or
application,
FirstDay
Full-time and Part-time R.N.
Suwannee Valley Nursing Center
427 N.W. 15th Avenue
Jasper, Florida 32052
386-792-1868
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Help Wanted

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.

Nurse Practitioner
SHAFA CLINIC, PA
Part time/Full time Nurse Practitioner
for Internal Medicine for Rural Health
Clinic in Live Oak. Please send CV to
P.O. box 38; Live Oak, FL 32064 or
Fax 386-362-6403
NURSERY WORKER -Part Time -
needed for 1st Baptist Church in Live
Oak. Full Background Check
required and references. Call 386-
362-1583. Must be 21 yrs or older.
FirstDay
Healthcare
BREAK FREE!
MHM Services, a leader in providing
healthcare to correctional systems,
has exciting openings at the Taylor
Correctional Institution in Perry. If you
are ready to work with a unique team
in a secure setting, join us today!

RNs & LPNs
FT, PT & PRN, all shifts
Psychological Specialist LMHC,
LCSW, LMFT in FL or a registered
intern in FL Physician Assistant or
Nurse Practitioner

We offer excellent compensation and
a comprehensive and very generous
benefits package that starts the first
.of the month after hire! Includes 28
paid days off/year plus 6 paid
holidays. Email resume to Cathy
Laidlaw at: claidlaw@mhm-
services.com; call: (800) 566-1291;
fax: (954) 748-9100. EOE.
FirstDay
SUWANNEE COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
is currently accepting applications for
Dispatcher/911 Operator. Duties will
include dispatching emergency and
non-emergency calls for assistance.
Persons applying should be 18 years
of age or older. Applicant must have
a valid Florida Drivers License and
possess a high school diploma or
equivalent. Must be willing to work
shift work, including weekends and
holidays. Paid benefits include:
vacation, sick leave, health insurance
and retirement. Applications may be
obtained at the Sheriffs Office
Criminal Division located at 1902
East Duval Street in Live Oak,
Florida. For further information
contact Ron Colvin, Chief Deputy at
386 364-3770. Application closing
date and time: May 16th, 2007 at
5:00 PM


SOS CAFE
Cooks, waitresses &
volunteers needed.
Call Kitchen Manager.
386-364-1703.

FirstDay
PART-TIME LIBRARY AIDE II
GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Madison County is currently seeking
applicants for the position of regular
part-time Library Aide II at the
Greenville Public Library. The
applicant will work approximately 24
hours per week on a regular basis
but also be used as a substitute.
Minimum qualifications include
graduation from a standard high
school, ability to type and experience
with Internet and computer software.
Library experience is desired. Salary
is $6.80 to $10.24 per hour
depending on qualifications and
experience. Benefits include
retirement, and prorated annual, sick
and holiday leave. Interested
applicants may obtain an application
at the Greenville, Madison or Lee
Public Libraries, or at the Suwannee
County Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Ave., Live
Oak, FL 32064, telephone (386) 362-
6869. Applicants are encouraged to
submit resumes, letters of reference
and other biographical information
with their applications. All
applications must be returned to the
Administrative Services Department
in Live Oak. Position will remain
open until filled. "Successful
completion of a drug test is a
condition of employment."
EEO/AA/V/D.
FirstDay
STILL LOOKING?

H.S. Grads, age 17-34, we have
openings in welding, electronics,
mechanics, and more. No experience
necessary paid apprenticeships
available earn While you learn. Paid
relocation. For interview, call 1-800-
342-8123 Mon Fri
THE GATHERING CAFE
In Branford looking for Cooks,
Servers & Hostesses for Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner. Apply in person
during non-peak times.









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FOREMEN to lead utility contract crews. Outdoor physical
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Land For Sale
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$79,900. Located in private gated lakefront community. Lake
views. Excel Fin. Owner must sell. Call (888)320-8399 x
2008.
So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY $99,900 Appraised at
$202,000 Far reaching views, beau. Pasture, county rd w/ util.
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Help Wanted

FirstDay
HUMAN
RESOURCES/BENEFITS
COORDINATOR
needed for growing company in Lake
City. 3+ years in human resources
required. Proficiency in Microsoft
Office products required. Good
communication & organizational
skills a must. Competitive pay with
full benefit package. Please fax
resume with salary requirements to
386-487-0021. DFWP & EOE

INDUSTRIAL
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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.
Land Surveying / CAD Help
Needed: Crew Chiefs, Instrument
Techs, Rod Techs, Drafters. 20 year
old Engineering and Surveying
company with excellent pay and
benefits (Health / Dental / Vision /
Life / Disability Ins, Performance
bonuses, annual reviews, paid
holidays and vacations, education
assistance, retirement plan, and
more...). Send resume to PO Box
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complete application at 105 W.
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HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
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JRACK
(FOOD STORE)
MANAGERS and
ASSISTANT MANAGERS
NEEDED
FAST TRACK is looking for highly
motivated Managers and Assistant
Mangers for the Convenient Store
business for Madison and Jasper
areas. Offering a competitive
salary, weekly pay, Vacation, paid
Holidays, Bonus and 401K Plan.
Please fax resume to Bertie at
229-559-1231 or call her at 352-
494-7550 for more.information.


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With Benefits
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Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins 386-362-7860

TEEN VOLUNTEER
PROGRAM LEADER
Suwannee County is currently
seeking applicants for the position of
Teen Volunteer Program Leader for
the Suwannee River Regional
Library, Live Oak, FL. This
temporary 40-hour per week position
will commence no earlier than May
11, 2006 and end on or before July
21, 2006. The Teen Volunteer
Program Leader will be responsible
for developing programs and
activities for preschoolers during the
summer using the teenage
Volunteers as the program providers.
The Program Leader will also be
responsible for coordinating and
organizing the Teen Volunteers.
Experience working with groups is
highly desired. Minimum
qualifications include a high school
diploma and computer skills.
Leadership skills and an ability to
work well with teens and preschool
age children are required. Salary
range is $7.29 Fi $10.19 per hour,
based on experience. Applications
may be picked up at the Suwannee
County Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live
Oak, FL 32064; telephone (386) 362-
6869. Applicants are encouraged to
submit resumes, letters of reference,
and other biographical information
with their applications. All
applications must be returned to the
Suwannee County Administrative
Services Department. Position will
remain open until filled. All applicants
subject to drug testing prior to
employment. EEO/AA/V/D

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Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with



lethal toxin, UF research shows


University of Florida re-
searchers have revealed
how the inhaled form of
anthrax paralyzes the
body's defenses and pre-
vents immune cells from
reaching the site of infec-
tion.
Anthrax killed five peo-
ple in 2001 when letters
containing the bacteria's
spores were sent through
the mail. The UF findings,
published last. week in the
EMBO Journal, may lead
to quicker diagnoses for
anthrax victims.
The disease causes flu-
like symptoms that can
take weeks to develop, ac-
cording to the Centers for
Disease Control and Pre-
vention. But once the first
symptom appears, the dis-
ease progresses rapidly
and patients often die from
shock before they realize
they have more than a
common cold. The current
method of detecting an-
thrax relies on lab cultures
that can take days to com-
plete.
"We're looking for ap-
proaches to detect anthrax
earlier in the blood," said
Russell During, Ph.D., a
postdoctoral fellow at
UF's College of Medicine.
"We're trying to develop a
test that would allow de-
tection within two or three
hours of the bugs entering
the blood and secreting
toxins."
Once inhaled, anthrax
releases a lethal toxin that
immobilizes the white
blood cells that normally
seek and destroy invading
bacteria. Just traces of the,

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toxin can slow movement
of these cells, called neu-
trophils, by 50 percent, UF
researchers discovered.
"Neutrophils have to get
to the infection to kill any-
thing. If you paralyze
them so they don't move,
they can't protect you,"
said Fred Southwick,
M.D., division chief of in-
fectious diseases at the UF
College of Medicine and
the study's lead author.
But exactly how the an-
thrax toxin wards off neu-
trophils has puzzled scien-
tists for years. Immune
cells rely on rod-shaped
filaments called actin to
propel them toward an in-
fection. In a previous
study, Southwick found
that the toxin prevents
actin assembly, leaving
neutrophils stuck in the
mud.
"Actin is important be-
cause it's the motor that
causes neutrophils to
move," said Southwick.
"So it's like cutting the
gas to the motor."
Anthrax literally cuts the
gas line. The toxin works
like a pair of scissors,
snipping off the ends of a
key protein and preventing
the transmission of mes-
sages within the cell. As a
result, immune cells never
receive the green light to
assemble the actin motor,
Southwick's findings
demonstrate.
"Together, these studies
provide important clues
about how anthrax escapes
the immune system during
infection," said Nick
Duesbery, Ph.D. deputy di-


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rector for research opera-
tions and senior scientific
investigator at the Van An-
del Institute in Grand
Rapids, Mich.
In 1998, Duesbery dis-
covered that the toxin in-
terrupts the transmission
of signals within cells. But
Dr. Southwick's study is
the first to explain how
anthrax can short-circuit a
cell signal to block neu-
trophil movement, a real-
ization that has eluded sci-
entists for years. The find-
ing almost escaped South-
wick's research team as
well, which was looking
for proteins that interacted
directly with the toxin.
"I would say it's the sci-
entific equivalent of find-
ing a needle in a
haystack," Southwick said.
The team compared be-
fore and after snapshots of
neutrophils exposed to a
purified form of the toxin,
as well as images showing
how protein expression
changed in cells. After
scrutinizing the images for
hours, During finally iden-
tified one protein that
seemed to disappear upon
exposure to anthrax.
The protein turned out to
be responsible for gather-
ing the components of
actin and shuttling them to
the center of the cell,
where they are assembled
into filaments.
"We've discovered that
through this pathway,
lethal toxin blocks the
function of a protein that
regulates how actin assem-
bles," said Southwick,
who believes his findings
may also explain. haw. .an-.
thrax paralyzes other types
of cells, like the platelets
that normally help blood
clot.
"We know that patients
with anthrax bleed,"
Southwick said, adding
that victims of inhalational
anthrax often suffer hem-
orrhages in their lungs and
lymph nodes. "No one un-
derstands why, and it
could very well be due to
paralysis of platelets."
During and Southwick
are currently looking for
additional proteins target-
ed by anthrax. They hope
to develop a diagnostic
blood test that detects the
bacterium by checking for
telltale changes in protein
expression.
Southwick's team used
an unusual approach to
tease out the anthrax tox-
in's effects on cell migra-
tion: They allowed the im-
mune cells to be hijacked
by another bacterium, Lis-
teria monocytogenes. Lis-
teria is often used as a tool
to study actin because it
commandeers human cells
and induces them to form
the filaments, which the
bacteria use to navigate
around the body.
"We used one bacterium
to weed out another. I'm
not aware of anyone ever
doing that," Southwick
said. "In an individual
cell, you can't figure out
where the actin is assem-
bling and what's control-
ling it. But Listeria seems
to use tlie same pathways
that a cell uses to crawl.
So anything that blocks
Listeria we predict would
also block neutrophils
from crawling. And that's
what we found."


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ITo0 much Sense at Derby 133


Street Sense wins Kentucky Derby title


BY KEVIN HARRIS
CNHI News Service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Prior
to the 133rd Kentucky Derby
at Churchill Downs, no
defending Breeders, Cup
Juvenile champion had won
the "Run for the Roses."
Until Saturday.
Betting favorite Street
Sense broke the "Juvenile
Jinx," defeating Hard Spun by
2 1/4 lengths to win the
Derby in a time of 2:02.17.
The dark bay colt took first
place in the Juvenile at
Churchill last November by
10 lengths.
"What do you think about
that jinx now?" Street Sense
trainer Carl Nafzger said.
"This horse has never run a
bad race. He took us here


to third at the mile marker.
Heading into the home
stretch, Borel guided Street
Sense on the outside and
passed Sedgefield for second
place. Then, the horse blew
past the leader, Hard Spun, at
the top of the stretch and
easily pulled away. Street
Sefise paid $11.80 to win,
6.40 to place and 4.60 to
show.
"It was the shortest way
around the race track," Borel
said about the rail. "He's a
great horse. I truly don't
know how good he is."
Hard Spun led for the
majority of the race, but came
up short of posting his sixth
victory of his career. He paid
$9.80 to place and $7 to show.
Curlin, the morning-line
favorite and the second-


The Derby field whizzes down the track at the start of the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby. C.E.
Branham/News and Tribune

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aboard.-C.E. Branham/News and Tribune


today, and he has taken us on
a great trip."
Street Sense won for the
third time in his last four
races. His lone defeat was a
second-place finish to
Dominican by a nose in the
Blue Grass Stakes at
Keeneland on April 14.
"I've always dreamed about
winning this race. Winning
this race and winning -the
Breeders' Cup is always a
jockey's dream," said jockey
Calvin Borel.
Nafzger became the 16th
trainer to win two Derbies.
His first came in 1990 with
Unbridled.
Nafzger, who is semi-
retired from full-time
training, knew he had a
special horse when he started
working with Street Sense.
He was so confident that once
he told Street Sense owner
James B. Tafel that the colt is
on his way to wearing the
garland of roses.
"Last year Carl said, 'Jim,
we're going to win the
Kentucky Derby,' And I said,
'Pardon,"' Tafel said. "He
made it come true. It's the
epitome of anybody in the
racing business or in their
horse racing career."
It was the first Derby
triumph for Borel, and he did
it by doing a great job of
putting Street Sense in
position in the last half of the
race. In the backstretch, Street
Sense was in 19th place. But
Borel moved the colt to the
rail and Street Sense passed
several horses to move into
contention. He ascended from
17th at the three-quarters pole


choice pick, fell short with a
third-place finish, paying
$5.60 to show. The horse
came up short of becoming
the first Derby winner to not
run as a 2-year-old since
Apollo in 1882.
Imawildandcrazyguy was
fourth, while Sedgefield
ended up fifth.
Trainer Todd Pletcher had
five horses in the field, but
neither one of them cracked
the top five. Louisiana Derby
winner Circular Quay
finished sixth,
Any Given Saturday was
eighth and Sam P: placed
ninth. Scat Daddy wound up
18th and Cowtown Cat,
winner of the Illinois Derby,
finished 20th.
Former Derby-winning
trainers Barclay Tagg and
John Shirreffs each failed to
win their second Derby. Santa
Anita Derby victory Tiago,
trained by Shirreffs and
ridden by 2005 Derby-
winning jockey Mike Smith,
placed seventh. Tagg's horse,
Wood Memorial winner
Nobiz Like Shobiz, was 10th.
Finishing in positions 11-17
were Dominican, Zanjero,
Great Hunter, Liquidity,
Bwana Bull, Storm in May
and Teuflesberg. Stormello
finished 19th.
The $2 exacta paid $101.80
and a winning $2 trifecta
wager went for $440. The $2
superfecta paid $29,046.40.
Saturday's attendance was
156,635, the third largest
crowd in Derby history.
Kevin Harris writes for The
Evening News in
Jeffersonville, Ind.


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