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During the week of
Thanksgiving on Mon-


accidents


day, Nov. 19, lVednes-
day, Nov. 21, and Thurs-
day, Nov. 22, Lafayette
County Sheriff's Office
personnel, Lafayette
Emergency Medical Ser-
vices, and the Florida
Highway Patrol assisted
each other in four acci-
dents that resulted in mi-
nor injuries.


The first incident oc-
cured near CR 354 at the
intersection of NE Tansy
Rd. and Cypress Way, at
approximately 7:45 a.m.
on Monday, Nov. 19. FHP
Trooper Gill was the in-
vestigating officer.
According to the acci-

SEE FOUR, PAGE 10A


Festival of lights

Mayo Christmas
parade, Dec. 8

IRA MIKELL
Free Press Reporter
mavyotreepressl@'alltel.net
There are nine days left until
the annual Christmas festival BB
in downtown Mayo. The
event, sponsored by the
Lafayette County Chamber of


This manger scene is a pa


SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE 10A play at the home of a Day


Mayo Manna

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a helping hand
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Free Press Reporter low as $10. Fc
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For many years, Manna SEE MAYO,
House of Mayo, located at
the intersection of Pine
Street and CR 355, has been
lending a helping hand to'
families and individuals in
the community and sur-
rounding areas who are
struggling to survive and
desperately need the sim-
ple things in life such as
food, clothing, ana shelter.
Don Imler, who serves as
Director of Manna House,
is assisted by several vol- EU
unteers working hard
every day in order to keep + More, m
shelves and each room David Matii
stocked with plenty of +Arnold,
bread, peanut butter, beds, ar ,
books, couches, and other
items. They also help cook
and feed anyone who
comes in the door. + Buchana
Recently, there have been gagement
several questions raised by + Heart M
some residents in the coun- Angie Land
ty who have become con-
cerned about the Manna LOQALU
House requesting dona-
tions for certain items + Lafayette
while at the same time giv- off party, p.
ing away others for free.
According to Imler, many
of the donated items at + Third tin
Manna House are free, charm! Lafa
such as food and clothing, ends Port St
But for other items such as
beds, couches, and other + From the
large items, they request a writer, p. 7t


LCSO, Lafayette EMS, and FHP respond to several accidents in the county. Photos: Ira Mikell.


art of a very large Christmas dis-
resident on CR 53. Photo. Ira Mikell.


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State park to host Suwannee Old-Time Music weekend


"A celebration of
old time music"
The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center State
Park will be holding the 3rd Annu.-
al Suwannee Old-Time Music
Weekend, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2
Come spend the weekend picking
up old-time music techniques from
the masters of the fiddle, banjo,
guitar and voice.
This three day event features the
Rhythm Rats whose wild and
beautiful old fiddle tunes, driving
dance music, ballads, banjo songs,
and mountain blues are sung with
ability, spirit, and authenticity.


Our homegrown talents include
Fay Baird, Tammy Murray, and
Chuck Levy. Instruction is offered
for guitar, vocals and beginning,
intermediate and advanced fiddle
and banjo. Friday evening is the
Florida Masters Concert featuring
Tommy Bledsoe, and the string
band Upsala. Saturday evening
features the Instructors Showcase_
Concert. Concerts are open to the
public for a fee of $10.
Admission to the three day
weekend is just $150 which in-
cludes workshops, jam sessions,
concerts, and a continental break-
fast on Saturday and Sunday. Join
the spouse program, which in-
cludes 2 concerts, jams, and conti-
nental breakfast for just $40.


For more information on the
Suwannee Old-Time Music Week-
end, call (386) 397-4478 or toll free
'1-877-635-3655. To download reg-
istration forms, visit HYPERLINK
"http: / /www.FloridaStateParks.or
g/ stephenfoster/Events.cfm"
www.FloridaStateParks.org/steph
enfoster/Events.cfm Call Reserve
America at 1-800-326-3521 to re-
serve your camping space.
This event will take place:
Registration Friday, November
30, at 11 a.m.
November 30 December 2
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Cen-
ter State Park
White Springs, Florida
(Located on US 41, three miles
from 1-75 and nine miles from 1-10)


Lighthouse Realty
of North lorida, Inc.
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HOME, OR VACATION TREAT.
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street from the river. New roof and
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Heather iei back deck. Road on two sides of
Broker property. MLS #54904 $70,000
Corner US 27 & Hwy. 51 Mayo, FL (386) 294-2131 www.LighthouseRealty.us


Show your school spirit!
The Mayo Free Press
is selling Hornet car
flags. These flags may
be purchased in our
office in Branford, or
from the Dustcatcher
in Mayo. They are
also available from
our reporter, Ira
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Are you aware that those
who live in very poor coun-
tries can be materialistic?
Usually when one thinks of
materialism he equates it
with the affluent countries.
Some time ago, on a
Christian radio program, I
heard it said, "If they have a
manure hut, they want a
mud hut. If they have a
grass hut, they want one
with a tin roof," and-on-
and-on. Everyone wants
more!
Few people are satisfied
with their fortune in life. By
satisfied it is understood
that a desire to better one's
lot is excluded. Everyone
needs ambition! Everyone
should have a goal but no
one should let that goal ob-
scure the more important
things of life (family,
friends, pleasing God, etc).
Have you become so preoc-
cupied with your "goal"
that you have abandoned
the really important issues
of life?
As Jesus began to share,
with His disciples, the pur-
pose He came to fulfill Peter
rebuked Him. In the context
(Matthew 16:21-23) Jesus


David H, Matier

told Peter, ...Thou savourest
not the things that be of
God... Peter, Jesus was say-
ing, had not set his affec-
tions on the spiritual but still
had his sight obstructed by
the interests "that be of
men."
At this point in your life
you should have a desire for
the things of God (II
Corinthians 6:2). To desire
(savor) the things that be of
God in a self-sacrificing
manner. Don't you think it
is time to rise above the
crowd?
David H. Matier, DPC
Christian/Biblical Counseling
"mailto:dmatier@alltel.net"
dmatier@alltel.net 111807


27th Annual
Bell, Christmas parade
scheduled for Saturday
On December 1, the town of Bell will sponsor its 27th
annual Christmas parade. Joining the parade again this
year will be the side streets Arts & Crafts Fair.
Please join us in celebrating Christmas in the little town
of Bell.
We would like your organization, church, business, or
family to enter a float in the Bell Christmas parade, or
have a booth in our arts and crafts fair.
There is NO CHARGE to enter the parade or to set up a
booth at the arts and crafts fair.
For any questions or concerns please call Susan White
at 386-935-4518.


Sullivan family in concert


First family of gospel
bluegrass will be in concert
December 1, at Otter
Springs RV resort at 7 p.m.
The fee for the concert will
be $7.50 per person, 12
years old and up. The mu-
sic will start at 6 p.m. with
the first band and follow
by The Sullivan family.
The bluegrass music will
be continual with more
bluegrass bands perform-
ing after the Sullivan fami-
ly.
From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30
p.m., there will be a time of
sitting around and jam-
ming with other Bluegrass
-pickers. So bring your fid-
dle, flat top, 9r banjo and
come on out for a great
time of pickin.
The Sullivan family be-
gan performing as a band
when they were invited to
have a regular program on
the first radio station in ,
Jackson, Alabama, in 1949.
But long before that its
members had been playing
traditional music. The fam-
ily had settled near St.
Stephens when it was the
capital of the Alabama Ter-
ritory.
Through the decades,
many family members
played fiddles and provid-
ed music for frolics or
country chances in the
area. In 1939, when Arthur
Sullivan converted to the
Pentecostal faith and be-
came a preacher, his family
gave up "worldly" music
and dedicated their musi-
cal talents to the Lord. His
son Enoch still honors this
commitment with blue-


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A CHARM!

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grass gospel music.
Similarly Margie Brew-
ster, who became Enoch's
wife, was the daughter of a
Pentecostal evangelist. Af-
ter her father's death, she
traveled the South with
evangelist Hazel Chain,
playing guitar and singing
gospel music in her reso-
nant alto voice.
Throughout their long
career the Sullivan's have
had two long-lasting and


J.W. "Jake" Arnold

J.W. "Jake" Arnold, 84,
passed away Thursday,
November 22, 2007 in
Shands at UF following a
long illness.
Mr. Arnold was born Oc-
tober 30, 1923 in Lafayette
County, the son of the late
Gordon and Mattie Arnold.
Mr. Arnold was retired
from the Game & Fresh
Water Fish Commission
with 30 years of service. He
was a member of the Elks
Lodge #829 and the Wood-
men of the World.
Survivors include his
wife, Reba Arnold of Elk-
ton, four daughters; Mary
Watts of Elkton, Sandy
(Larry) Byrd of Elkton,
Glenda (Fred) Seese of St.
Augustine, special daugh-
ter, Barbara Braddock of St.
Augustine, one son, Lee
(Janet) Sanders of Elkton,
one brother, Howard
Arnold of Branford.
Memorial service will be
conducted Thursday, No-
vember 29, 2007 at 11 a.m.
in Hatch Bend Baptist
Church, Branford, with
Rev. George Dunn officiat-
ing.


popular radio shows in
Jackson and Thomasville,
plus a highly-rated televi-
sion program in Jackson,
Mississippi. They have
been performing on the
Grand Ole Opry many
times over the years. They
have recorded scores of al-
bums and performed at
thousands of churches
around the world as well
as at major bluegrass festi-
vals in the United States,


In lieu of flowers please
make contributions to
Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Building Fund, 3029 S.E.
CR 500, Branford, FL 32008.
.Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory of Branford
was in charge of all
arrangements.
Sign the online guest-
book at nflaonline.com.


Mrs. Ossie
Lee Morgan

Ossie Lee Morgan, 85, of
Dowling Park, passed
away Friday, November
23, 2007 at the Lake City
Medical Center following
an extended illness. A na-
tive of Ocala, Mrs. Morgan
had lived in Mayo since
1950 having moved from
Tallahassee. She was of the
Christian faith and was a
member of the Alton
Church of God. Mrs. Mor-
gan was a homemaker
who enjoyed cooking, do-
ing needlework, and visit-
ling with friends and
neighbors in her spare
time. She was preceded in
death by her husband D. P.
Morgan in 1988.
Mrs. Morgan is survived


Canada and the Nether-
lands. Yet their delight in
pleasing and inspiring au-
diences is still evident in
their performances.
Come on out and enjoy a
night of Bluegrass music at
its best at Otter Springs RV
Resort or call and make
reservations to camp for
the weekend. If you have
any questions please call
352-463-0800 or 800-990-
5410. Hope to see ya!


by, a son, Rodney Morgan,
and wife Malinda, of
Mayo, 3 daughters, Rhon-
da Lepper, and husband
Max, of Dowling Park,
Leesa Darby, and husband
Paul, of Noxapater, MS,
and Maria Haynes, and
husband Mark, of Jack-
sonville, 2 brothers, Reed
Hunt of Atlanta, and Lacy
Leon Hunt, of Glen St.
Mary, 10 grandchildren, 6
great grandchildren, and
numerous nieces,
nephews, and other rela-
tives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Morgan were conducted at
11 a.m. on Monday, No-
vember 26, 2007 at the Al-
ton Church of God with
Rev. Chuck Hodge officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
the Alton Cemetery. The
family received friends
from 6-8 p.m. Sunday,
evening, also at the church.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to either
the Alton Church of God
Building or Cemetery
Fund. All arrangements are
under the care of. Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home in
Mayo.
Sign the online guest-
book at nflaonline.com.


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LINE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)......294-2676
or Rev. Chip Parker
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Prayer Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Discipleship gaining 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Fellowship Supper 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Awanas, Faith, Bible Study '6:30 p.m.
Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Hihway 27
"0 Come Let us Worship The Lord" Ps. 95:6 30es.6F


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 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church..............10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.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.
ay Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Su Kid's Church 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
,5Youth Impact 7:00 p.m.
Vedlnes'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.
2nd & 4th Saturday 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 ~ "Freedom is Here"


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 acm.
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 Lagg
Interim Music Kathy Palamino
Sunday Schedule a


Woorship Service 1I: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.
mqyobantistchurch@alltel net 324600-F

MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 935-4993
Pastor: Danny Rogers
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Located on County Road 354
"For If Ye Forgive Men Their Tresspasses Your Heavenly
Father Will Also Forgive You" Matt. 6:14 324802-F

ST. MATTHEW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Contact Number in Mayo (386) 294-1839
Sr. Warden Eva Bolton
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 11 a.m.
Training Union.......... 6p.m.
Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Wednesday
Children, Youth & Adult 7 .m.
Matt Swain, Pastor William Sircy, Youth
Visit us on the web at www.brewerlakebqptistchurch.com
"Come To Day...Come Todayl" 402315-F


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

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306
Interim Pastor Bruce Branche
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m,
Wednesday Discipleship Training 6:30 p.m.
Evening Training 6:00 p.m.
Seven miles West of Mayo,
left on CR 534 then right on 350A
-Jesus Saves -- 32404-F

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

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


Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Pastor George Dunn
935-0943
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.
3029 S.E. CR 500 402316


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Our Church Directory,

Call Nancy at 386-362-1


Jesus Christ Fellowship
Community Church,
A Full Gospel Ministry
of Mayo Florida, Inc.
294-1656
Deacon Lemon Curtis Watson,
Chairman of the Deacon Ministry
Mother Emma Watson, General Mother
Located on Lake St.
at the corner of San Pedro St.
Church Services
Sunday School....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship................11-00 a.m.
Tuesday Service ..................7:00p.m.
(Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Worship means Celebration, Communication,
and Consecration.
Church Membership means-Commitment.
Discipleship means a student of the
word of God. 403176-F

New Beginnings Church
a place for you
Pastor...............Wayne Hudson
Phone Number........386-294-1244
newbeginningschurch@alltel.net
Purpose Statement
New Beginnings exists toprovide an environment
where People can discover and develop a passion for
God that is Real, revant and relationa
New Location:
163 W. Main Street, Suite 500
Sevie Schedule .
Sun. Morning Worship.....................10:00 a.m.
www.newbeginningschurchmayo.com
403175-F

Ephesus Advent
Christian Church
Pastor Bill Talley
963-5600
208-9626
Sunday School Service.... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service..............11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting.............. 7:00 p.m.
402319-F




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Mr. & Mrs. Delton Buchanan of Mayo are pleased to
announce the engagement of their daughter, Annie Lynn
to Chase Andrew Day, son of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Day of
Live Oak.
Annie graduated in 2004 from Lafayette High School
and will graduate from Florida State University in De-
cember 2007.
Chase graduated in 2001 from Suwannee High School
and is currently employed with Mayo Correctional Insti-
tution.
An April wedding is planned.


WEDDING REMINDER


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Billy and Sheila Walker of Branford and Howard
and Debbie Nickerson of Lurauille would like to re-
mind you of the upcoming marriage of their children,
Morgan and Kyle.
The wedding will take place on December 1, at 4
p m. at First Baptist Church otf Branford with recep-
tion to follow at the Holiday Inn in Lake City.
All family and friends are ignited to attend. No lo-
cal invitations were sent


NFCC Community Chorus to perform


Enjoy holiday, classical
choral pieces at historic
First Baptist Church in
Madison, 3 p.m.
The Community Chorus
of North Florida Communi-
ty College will perform a
concert Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3
p.m. in the historic First
Baptist Church, located in
Madison, Florida. The pub-
lic is invited to attend; there
is no admission'fee.
The concert will feature
holiday pieces, spirituals
and music from a wide se-
lection of composers. Songs
to be performed by the
NFCC Community Chorus
include "Festival Jubilate,"
"Simple Gifts," "Amazing
Grace," "The Night Has a
Thousand Eyes," "Make a
Joyful Noise," "The Rhythm
of Life" from Sweet Charity,
"One Candle" and more.
Co-directing the chorus are
Dr. Rebecca Burkart, NFCC
music instructor, and Dr.
Arnold Burkart.
Members of the NFCC
Community Chorus are of
all ages and come from
throughout NFCC's six
county service area of
Madison, Jefferson, Hamil-
ton, Lafayette, Suwannee
and Taylor counties. The
group performs classical
choral selections at a variety
of community events. New
members are invited to join
at the beginning of NFCC's


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Heart Matters


(ABSTINENCE TILL MARRIAGE)
By Carolyn C. Demps

TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT WAITING

Your son or daughter needs to know why you do not want them to have sex
now. Tell them that abstinence is the healthiest choice. They will not have to
worry about getting pregnant or getting someone pregnant. They will not
have to worry about STD's including HIV/AIDS. Nor will they have to
worry about the person they are dating is only interested in them because of
sex.
Experience sex outside of marriage can jeopardize the likelihood of a happy
marriage. Waiting for sex shows self respect.
Let your teen know that even though they are capable of having sex, having
sex will not make them an adult --- Making good choices will. If your teen
has already had sex, tell them it's not to late to stop and that it is never too
late to make healthy choices. They are worth it.
WHAT DO TEENS THINK ABOUT TEEN SEX?
* More than half of all teens say that teens should not have sex.
* Nearly 3 out of 4 teens do not think it's embarrassing to say they are a
virgin.
* Two-thirds of teens who have had sex wish they had waited.
* 9 out of 0 teens think it's important for society to send a strong message
that teens should not have sex till marriage.
Reference: The Florida Department of Health and Human Services
For more information on the local abstinence program, contact:
Alms of Bethel Community Development, Inc.
Club Valor and Virtue
368 SW Pine St., Mayo, Florida 32066
Phone: (386) 294-1138 or Fax: (386) 294-1365
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Happy Thanksgiving -
how did you celebrate the
holiday? The word
thanksgiving by definition
means to feel gratitude
and give appreciation.
(I double-checked-
there was nothing in the
dictionary about a turkey
not even a picture!) In
fact, history records the
very first Thanksgiving in-
America was actually be-
fore the pilgrims landed at
Plymouth Rock; it was
held by a group of 38 Eng-
lish settlers who arrived at
what is now Charles City,
Virginia and was an en-
tirely religious observance
that did not even involve
feasting! They were sim-
ply grateful to God for
their safe arrival to a land
of promise and freedom,
and wanted to celebrate in
order to express their ap-
preciation.
Thanksgiving as we ob-
serve it today in America
was formally proclaimed a
legal holiday on the fourth
Thursday of November in
1939 by President Franklin
Roosevelt for 75 years pri-
or to that it was celebrated
on the last Thursday of
the month. What was the
reason for the change? A
longer shopping period
before Christmas better
for business! Now, I for
one admit to needing the
extra time to get ready for
Christmas, but this is a
great time for us to stop
and think about how and
why we celebrate a day
set aside for giving
thanks. Are you honoring
this day or has it just be-
come a "let's get ready for
Christmas holiday" for
you too?
It makes sense that the
way we celebrate our
Thanksgiving holiday is
reflective of the gratitude
in our hearts in general.
Maybe we rush through
Thanksgiving because we
just get too busy to stop
and count our blessings
and if we aren't careful,
we can get caught up in
complaining over what we


are lacking and worrying
over things that aren't go-
ing our way. Instead, we
would do well to follow
the example of those early
settlers and take the op-
portunity set aside for us
to feel grateful and, show
appreciation for the bless-
ings we have they are
many! We owe thanks to
God for our very life, our
salvation, and so many
blessings; to our service-
men and women because
we still live in that land of
promise and freedom, and
thanks to our friends and
families for sharing our
lives. As a matter of fact,
nothing does our hearts
so much good as counting
those blessings and a day
set aside for Thanksgiving
is a great time to break
the bad habit of complain-
ing!
The relationships in our
lives will benefit from a
grateful heart worrying


Have a Thankful Day!,
Angie Land


and complaining wear us
thin and they are not
much fun for those
around us!
The Bible reminds us in
Philippians 4:6 "Do not be
anxious about anything,
but in everything by
prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present
your requests to God." I
hope you spent your
Thanksgiving holiday cel-
ebrating your blessings
express gratitude to God
and to those special peo-
ple in your life and give
your heart (and them) a
break from worrying and
complaining let others
know what a blessing
they are to you and how
much you appreciate
them. Let them know that
you are truly thankful it's
a great day for it because
your heart matters!


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007


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and family conferences

and offers biblical coun-
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Lafayette FFA annual kick off party big success


On. September 17, the
Lafayette FFA Chapter held
their annual Kick Off Party
at 6:30 p.m. in the High
School Cafeteria. We had
good food, fellowship, and
fun. We also had our annual
cake auction. We were ex-
tremely pleased that 275
people attended.
We would like to extend
our sincere thanks to Mr.
and Mrs. Ceraso for gener-
ously donating and prepar-
ing his "famous" chicken
and rice. Our Chapter
would also like to thank Mr.
Charles Driver for standing
as our auctioneer. Another
thanks,: goes out to all the
people that bought cakes,
donated money, donated
door prizes, and helped set-
ting up or working in the
kitchen.
During the Kick Off Party
the following Business
items took place. Mr. Ceraso
delivered the annual FFA
Alumni Report and intro-
duced the new FFA Alumni
Officers. Mr. Lyons and
Miss Land also introduced
the new FFA Jr. and Sr.
Sweetheart and King. For
the Sr. chapter Casey Brew-
er son of Bill and Cassie
Brewer and Lilli Prine
daughter of Bryan and Lor-
raine Prine were selected.
For the Jr. Chapter it was
Ryan Powers son of Gerald
Powers and Ginger Walker
and Katie Sullivian daugh-
ter of Kevin and Monica
Sullivian. These members
will ride in the Homecom-
ing Parade as well as the Pi-
oneer Day Parade.
The cake auction included
thirteen cakes from the fol-
lowing best bakers in the
county:
Mrs. Brenda Gayle Land-
thin layer chocolate cake
Mrs. Karen Byrd
Ms. Teresa Frier sweet
potato cheesecake
Ms. Edna Faye Shaw- But-
ternut-cake
Mrs. Lorraine Prine red
velvet cake


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Cake Buyer Jack Byrd and FFA Student Advisor Emily Koon


Alumni Member Mrs. Jean Edwards and Casey Edwards prepar-
ing cakes.


Mrs. Louisa Lyons tiger
treats and 12 layer choco-
late cake
Mrs. Mary Koon cinna-
mon rolls and chocolate
chip cookies
Mr. Annette Lawson co-
conut cake
Mrs. Melissa Hewitt -
Hershey Bar cake


Mrs. Gwen Vann jams
and jellies
Mrs. Erin Ducksworth -
chocolate pound cake
Mrs. Pam Ward fresh
apple cake
The cakes brought in a to-
tal of $5175. The Lafayette
FFA is very appreciative of
the following business or


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Reinbott, Sentinel Chase Hart, President Blake Hendrick, and
President Jackson Koon.


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people who purchased a
cake(s):

Commissioner Jack Byrd
Mayo Fertilizer
Commissioner Boogie
Pridgeon
Commissioner Charles
Driver
Commissioner Earnest
Jones
Commissioner Donnie
Hamlin
Mr. Clark Hendrick fami-
ly
Mr. Lucian Hendrick
family
Mr. Dean Hendrick
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Jenk-
ins
Mrs. Leenette McMillan
Ricky Lyons, Clerk of
Court
Tim Walker, Property
Appraiser
Marilyn Wimberley, Tax
Collector
Lana Morgan, Supervisor
of Elections
Judge Jackson
Sheriff Carson McCall
*Fred Ward, Superinten-
dent of School ....
Mr. Tony Birringtoh
Mr. Matt Buchanan
Mr. Marvin Buchanan
and the Central Florida
Lands & Timber family
Dixie Chevrolet
First Federal
Drummond Bank


Lafayette State Bank
Mr. Paul Byrd
Mr. and Mrs. JW Byrd
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Byrd
Mrs. Benita Byrd
School Board Member
Andy Hart
School Board Member
Henry McCray
School Board Member
Bobby Koon
School Board Member
Carolyn,Land
School Board Member
Jerry Hill
We would also like to
thank the many businesses
and people who bided on
the cakes.
At the end of the night
we also auctioned off a very
special clock made by the
talented FFA member,
Bryan Hood. It raised
$1025; this money will be
donated to FFA member
Cory Smith who is battling
bone cancer. Buyers includ-
ed: Mr. Wroten Land, Mr.
Chris Land, Mr. Scott Bar-
rington, Mr. Kevin Barring-
ton, and Mr. Lance
Braswell .
The money v.,e raised will
be used to allow members
to participate in different
CDE's, attend leadership
conference, and help our
chapter make the 2007 Sub-
district contest we are host-
ing a success. Once again


we would like to thank
every one who bought
cakes or donated their
money, time, and effort.
The FFA makes a positive
difference in the lives of
students by developing
their potential for premier
leadership, personal
growth and career success
through agriculture educa-
tion.
Have you joined the FFA
Alumni?
The Lafayette FFA Alum-
ni is now taking dues for
the school year. If you are
interested or would like the
support agricultural educa-
tion and the FFA of
Lafayette County, then the
Alumni is just for you. If
you weren't in FFA when
you were in school, DON'T
WORRY, the alumni has no
pre-requisite for you to
join. Simply, send your
dues of $20 to Mr. Angie
Ceraso, Alumni Treasurer
at P.O. Box 107 Mayo, FL
32066. The next scheduled
meeting was Tuesday, No-
vember 13, at 7 p.m. at the
agricultural department on
the campus of Lafayette
High School.
Submitted by: Cecelia Koon
and John Levi Vann

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John Winburn, ....
after becoming ; r.;
the town mar-
shall moved
from his home "
at the old Jeff Land place
south of Mayo just off SR 51
and bought the house left va- .
cant when the widow Scar-
borough passed away. Mrs.
Scarborough's daughter had grown up and moved away
so the house was sold. This was across the street from the
old filling station, day care center on the Henry Land lot
where Mr. Hutchinson later moved his family. A little fur-
ther down was Tom Taylor's residence and then the Fun-
derburks. A few blocks further south was
John O'steen's family.
Mr. O'steen was commonly known
as "Brown Skin" because he was al-
ways out in the sun work- .


ing and maybe had a little
Indian blood in him as I do. Mr. O'steen had worked for
Mr. Parker at the Chevrolet place before he was killed in
an auto accident and continued on there working for Mr.
Folsom who was the new owner.
There were several children in that family and when all
the kids in that neighborhood got together there were
enough participants to play most any kind of game imag-
inable. Kenny was the oldest and after high school had
married Dorothy Jackson, Bob Jackson's daughter. They
moved to Perry and Kenny took a job with the State Road
Department and retired from there. Bob also had a son
named Harold and I believe a younger one named Carl.
Harold\went into the Marines during WWII and I saw him
a couple of times since then but don't know where he went
from there. Carl lived with a relative in Cross City but did
attend school a year or two in Mayo. He was employed at
Joe Anderson Construction Company and unfortunately
he passed away at an early age.
There were several other boys in the John O'steen fami-
ly. Connie Mack was the next oldest boy I believe and his
life ended tragically one day while he was traveling west
towards Perry on US 27 with a cousin, a Swain boy and
they ran into the back of a truck load 'of logs and were


killed. I believe this accident happened shortly after the
road was straightened and paved which made it possible
to travel a little faster than was previously possible.
Before that, the road between the Lafayette County line
and Perry was the worst stretch of road imaginable. For
some reason, that part was allowed to go unattended until
it was almost impassable. There were places where the
road bed had sunk in and it was like.being on a roller
coaster. Of course you could not drive fast over that road
because of this as well as the many sharp turns as it
dogged back and forth around the many ponds and sink
holes encountered in that part of the world. I was happy to
see the improvement in that road when I came home after
serving in the military in 1954.
There was one long stretch of that road that was perfect-
ly straight for maybe two or three miles and one of the jet
planes from Moody AFB in Valdosta tried to make an
emergency landing there one day but one of the ve-
p hides using the road at that moment did not yield
and the plane went into the swamp to avoid
hitting it and the pilot was killed.
The site of the accident was visi-
ble for a long A


time where that plane had plowed up the terrain near the
road.
Years later, another boy of that family, Jimmie Dafe died
in an automobile accident in Leon County. Tommie be-
came an attorney and I think he lives in Duval County and
Sammie resides near Mayo. There were several girls but I
can't come up with names other than Jeanie Padgett who
lives in Taylor County. Mr. O'steen raised some livestock
and took advantage of the open range before the "no fence
law" came into existence. I know that he raised Poland
China hogs and they ranged around the outskirts there
and around the ponds and so on near there. It was a com-
mon site to see those large sows meandering around,
prodding the ground for whatever they could find with a
bunch of nice looking pigs trailing along behind. He
penned them at night right near his house.
Along this same line of thought, there were cattlemen
that ran cows on the open range near Mayo also and Will
Winburn had introduced those big Brahma bulls into his
herd and somehow or other they took a liking to my moth-
er's shrubbery and could often be heard munching under-
neath the bedroom window at night. Our yard was ade-
quately fenced but that didn't seem to be a detriment to
those big cows......


GIRL WINNER IN DRAWING......
Brynsleigh Radford was the winner of the girls guitar in a Hal-
loween drawing held by the Branford News and Mayo Free Press.
All children who came for treats put their name in a box to be
drawn for one prize for a girl and one for a boy. She is the three-
year-old daughter of James Radford and Brandi Miller.

Halloween

drawing winners


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submitted by: Carolyn Walker

Forty-five years....and still
going strong!! At least that
was the consensus amongst
members of the LHS class of
1962, who enjoyed a reunion
weekend, culminating with
supper at the Pearson cook-
house Saturday night.
Eileen- Pearson Reaves,
Larry Sullivan and Dottie,
Kenny Jackson, Delores
Leggett Walker, and Car-
olyn Thomas Walker went
to the barn of Charles and
Pat Koons' on Thursday af-
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trailers, added seats, etc.,
and prepared to enjoy a ride
in the Homecoming parade
on Friday.
Friday afternoon, the
Homecoming parade in-
cluded the entry from the
Class of '62, with Charles
pulling the trailer with an
antique tractor. Along for
.the ride. and tossing candy
along the parade route were
Larry Sullivan, in his Special
Forces Assn. coat and beret
(Dottie waited at the end of
the parade route), Jane Win-
bum Koon, Eileen Pearson


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only wished we'd bought a
little more candy!
Friday night, Delores and
Edward Walker, Larry Sulli-
van, Vermer Lee Brock
Leake, her son, Tim, and
grandsons, Eileen Pearson
Reaves, Marvin Buchanan
and Carolyn Thomas Walker
enjoyed the pageantry of the
Homecoming court and the
impressive showing by the
2007 Hornet football team. It
was also fun seeing old
friends from other classes, as
well as children and grand-
children of those old friends.
Saturday evening saw 14
of the classmates, with some
of their spouses, descend on
Eileen's cookhouse in Cooks
Hammock for a meal catered
by Eileen's sister, Shirley
Lawson and Bobby Reaves,
reminiscing....and remem-
bering.
Only one person from the
actual graduating class is
dead but there are others
who were part of the class at


On tractor: Charles Koon, far
side:(unseen), Pat Koon, with
back turned, Eileen Reaves.
Front center: (coat and beret),
Larry Sullivan. Front (L-R) De-
lores Walker, Carolyn Walker,
and Jane Koon.
one time or another. Gone
but not forgotten are Bill Sul-
livan, Faye Driver, Ottis
Wynn, Horace (Skippy)
Brannon, Wayne Vernon
Hart and Donald (Donny)
Hart.
After much laughter, lots
of good food, sharing memo-
ries and current updates,
there was a unanimous vote
to plan for a get-together for
our 50th Reunion in 2012,
and the concerted agreement
that we really should get to-
gether even more often be-
cause we have such a good
time.
Looking forward to many
more such gatherings were:
Eileen Pearson Reaves, Car-
olyn Thomas Walker, Ver-
mer Lee Brock Leake, De-
lores and Edward Walker,
Charles and Pat Koon,
Wayne and Pat Ezell, Foye
Hart, Edward and Jane Win-
burn Koon, Danny and Bar-
bara Hewett, Colon and Car-
olyn Land, Kenny and Amy
Jackson, M.A. and Trisha
Perry and Shirley Buchanan
Williams.


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Lafayette upends Port St. Joe to advance


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Joe 16-7 last Friday night,. The Hornets, by virtue of the win,
moves into the state semifinals and will host North Florida Chris-'
tian tomorrow night. (photo by Ed Taylor)

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Joe 16-7 .ast Friday night. The Hornets, by virtue of the win,

titan tomorrow night, (photo by Ed Taylor)


Hornets place

third in preseason

tournament
by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent

Jonathan Sellers poured in 25 points
and freshman Antwain Brown added 12
to lead the Lafayette basketball Hornets
to a 63-53 overtime win against Fort
White at Jasper last week.
The two teams were tied at 48-48 but
Lafayette outscored their opponent 15-5
in the extra period to secure their first win
of the season and improve to 1-1 overall.
Coach Daryl Fletcher, picking up his first
varsity win since taking over the pro-
gram, like what he saw from his veteran
players. "Our seniors came up big for us
against Fort White," he said. "Jonathan
had a tremendous game for us putting the
game away with some big time free
throw shooting in overtime."
Sellers shot 85 percent from the charity
stripe but was perfect in the overtime.
Kevin Waters added eight points in the
win and Zach Fleming tossed in seven.
Joseph Edwards finished with five points.
Devin Bellamy scored four points in the
setback.
The Hornets rolled out to a 12-8 first
quarter lead and took a 25-19 lead to the
locker room at the half. However, Fort
White came out with the hot hand in the
third stanza and outscored the Hornets
18-12 to tie the game 37-37 after three
quarters.
Lafayette dropped their season opener
to the tournament's host school, Hamil-
ton County. Hamilton scorched the nets
for 91 points in posting a 91-51 victory.
Brown led the Hornets scoring with 18
points with Devin Bellamy netting 10.
Sellers finished with eight while Edwards
and Waters had six and five respectively
for the Hornets. Zach Fleming added one
point.
Hamilton County lit up the scoreboard
with a 30 point second quarter to lead 48-
29 at the half.
Lafayette returns to the hardwood to-
morrow night in hosting Bronson in a big
district match up early in the season.


Hornets await


NFCC in semi's

by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent

For the first time in the past three football seasons
Port St. Joe will not be part of the state's Final Four fes-
tivities' in 2007. That honor will go to coach Joey Pear-
son and his Lafayette Hornets (11-1) after they elimi-
nated a very good Port St. Joe (8-4) team in the second
.round of the state playoffs last Friday night. The Hor-
nets defense showed up in a thrilling 16-7 victory that
definitely got the proverbial monkey off Coach Pear-
son's back. The Hornets fell victim to the Sharks the
past two seasons in the regional finals.
The win allows the Hornets one more game at home
where they will host North Florida Christian (11-1), an
easy 40-20 winner over Orlando First, tomorrow night
at Dale Walker Field.
The game was won in the trenches for the Hornets
who's defense held the Sharks below 300 total yards for
the first time since September. Port St. Joe- managed but
85-yards in offense in the final 24 minutes of the game.
Junior Casey Brewer led the defensive line for
Lafayette with 12 tackles. But the performance of Brew-
er was more than stopping a run. Four of the tackles
went for loss of yardage. Kyle Pearson came away with
11 tackles while brother Kristopher Pearson had 10. Jeff
Miara presence on the field was felt by the Sharks as he
finished with 10 tackles but came up with a big inter-
ception of a Matt Gannon pass.
Coach Pearson's excitement was noticeable as his
team captured the Region 1-1A title. "It is a great feel-
ing to finally beat Port St. Joe," he said. "They have
been the standard for 1A public schools and Coach
(John) Palmer runs a class program. It is a credit to our
players to finally knock them off."
For the past two seasons, Lafayette had played the

SEE THIRD, PAGE 8A


Herring holds


record of his own;

Hornets meet North Florida


What a ."
great foot-
ball season
it has been. .
and it is .
not over
yet. The
Lafayette
Hornets
has two
garners left
in the sea-
son tomorrow night against North
Florida Christian in the state semi-finals
and either Glades Day or American Her-
itage, who will play each other this Fri-
day night. I am optimistic. I believe this
year's Hornet team will be playing in
Orlando a week from Friday night. I
have reasons for my optimism.
This is a great team. But coach Joey)
Pearson always has a great team that is
always competitive. How fortunate the
town of Mayo is to have a school where
the football program is in the thick of
things year in and year out. The Hornets
have not put the 40-plus points on the
scoreboard the past two weeks but they,
have been getting it done with defense.
Andv Hart would say "let's hear it for
the defense!" You have to like the way
they are playing right now.
The Hornets are on a 11 game win-
ning streak. I remember the opening
game of the season when the Hornets
dropped a 16-0 decision to Keyr-tone. I
thought to myself now when I want to
have an intelligent conversation, I do
that. talk to myself how will an open-
ing game loss altect this team. Well, I
found out! To quote Andy again, the
"Hornets don't quit!" I have always
been the type that appreciate', hard
work in anything- sports, business,,
school oi just life. This team is a hard


working
team. I ap-
preciate all
# Bof the team
S' \ members
\ ?. and count
myself for-
tunate to
have been
associated
with them
this season.
Let's see. Chad Hempstead set a new
record this season as did Eric Mcintyre.
But did you know, and I just found this
out, that Blade Herring holds the school
record for the longest field goal kicked.
That's iight. Herring had a 43-yard field
goal this season, a school record. I really
like to watch him kick the football.
Tomorrow night promises to be a
good one as Dale Croft and his march-
ing band invade the stadium and the
crowd flood's in the gates. Should be
plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, hot co-
coa sold. I sure hope it is wanner than
what the past Friday nights have been. I
don't like cold weather. I don't even like
it when it just a bit cool.
With all the playoff games basketball
and soccer has had to take a backseat.
But I am sure they are pleased with that
as the football team marches toward a
state title. I believe it was 1982 when the
Hornets last won a state championship.
Am I correct on that? I will have to
check that out.
Well, I nim looking forward to tomnor-
row night's battle on the gridiron. It
should be a great game. Melvin Ray,
who committed to Alabama, will be
leading North Florida Christian. Until
next week, good sports everyone and be
good sports. Don't send the kids to Sun-
day School this Sunday take them!


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IT WAS PLAYS like this from Jamal Reid that helped the
Lafayette Hornets pass Port St. Joe last Friday night. Reid had
three catches for 89-yards and a touchdown in his team's 16-
7 win in the state semifinals. North Florida Christian visits Dale
Walker field tomorrow night. (photo by Ed Taylor)


0


High flying


Eagles visit

by Ed Taylor
Sports Correspondent

It will be Friday high school foot-
ball at i.t finest when the North Flori-
da Eagles visit Dale Walker Field to-
morrow night for the first round of
the State Semifinals. It will be two
teams who mirror each other both on
offense and defense. North Florida
brings a 11-1 mark to Mayo while the
Hornets will match them with an
identical record. North. Florida
Christian has run off eight consecu-
tive victories, winning their final two
regular season games and two play-
off games. Coach Joey Pearson's
Hornets has reeled off 11 straight
wins and playing their best football
of the season.
Lafayette brings a balanced team
to the gridiron tomorrow night as

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Mayo Legals

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
LAFAYETTE COUNTY LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA SERVING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUST-
MENT OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to
the Lafayette County Land Development Reg-
ulations, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, as amended, ob-
jections, recommendations and comments
concerning special exception as described
below, will be heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Lafayette County, Florida,
at a public hearing on December 10, 2007 at
9:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Commissioners meeting
room located on the 2nd floor of the court-
house, located at 120 West Main Street, Mayo,
Florida.
A Special Exception Is requested In conformi-
ty with the Land Development Regulations to
permit General store, Covered Equestrian
Arena and Campgrounds on the property de-
scribed below, and conformity with the site
plan dated November 7, 2007.
Ten separate parcels listed below:
Section 25, Township 06, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 25-06-10-0000-0000-001200 (2 acres)
Section 25, Township 06, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 25-06-10-0000-0000-001400 (75
acres)
Section 26, Township 06, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 26-06-10-0000-0000-00300 (80 acres)
Section 35, Township 06, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 35-06-10-0000-0000-00100 (400
acres)
Section 36, Township 06, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 36-06-10-0000-0000-00100 (579.85
acres)
Section 31, Township 06, Range 11 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 31-06-11-0000-0000-00200 (47.01
acres)
Section 01, Township 07, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 01-07-10-0000-0000-00100 (640
acres)
Section 02, Township 07, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 02-07-10-0000-0000-00100 (198
acres)
Section 12, Township 07, Range 10 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 12-07-10-0000-0000-00100 (320
acres)
Section 06, Township 07, Range 11 East,
Lafayette County, Florida.
Parcel: 06-07-11-0000-0000-00300 (80 acres)
The parcels of land contain 2421.86 acres.
The public hearing may be continued to one or
more future dates. Any interested party shall
be advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the proposed special exception.
Copies of the proposed special exception are
available for public inspection at the Office of
the Land Development Regulations Adminis-
trator, County Courthouse, located at 120
West Main Street, Mayo, Florida, during regu-
lar business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above refer-
enced public hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
11/29

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-161-DR
ROSE M. PAREDES,
Petitioner,
and
REYNALDO PAREDES,
Respondent,
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
TO: Reynaldo Paredes, 1910 Main Street,
Live Oak, Florida 32064
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Rose M. Parades whose address Is
1910 Main Street, Live Oak, Florda 32064
on or before 12/3/2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at PO BOX 88,
Mayo, FL 32066 before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fall to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this case, in-
cluding orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Courts office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You
may file Notice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automat-
I c disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: October 31st, 2007
Ricky Lyons
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Hannah Owens
Deputy Clerk
11/8,15,.22,29


The Lafayette County Commission will be ac-
cepting sealed bids on the miscellaneous ta-
bles and chairs listed below. The bids will be
accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December
7, 2007. The bids will be opened at a regular
scheduled meeting on Monday, December 10,
2007 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held In
the Commissioner's meeting room In the
Courthouse in Mayo, Florida. All bids must be
turned in to the Lafayette County Clerk's office
at PO box 88, Mayo, Florida 32066. The
Lafayette County Commission reserves the
right to reject any and at bids, to waive formal-
ities, to re-advertise and award the bid in the
best interest of Lafayette County, Florida and
to accept the lowest and best bid.
By order of:
T. Jack Byrd, Chairman
Lafayette County Commission
TABLE AND CHAIR SPECIFICATIONS
32 Tables 96" L x 30" W x 29" H
S10 tables 72" round
or
10 tables 60" round
100 folding chairs
All tables must be a commercial grade, light-
weight folding table. All 30" x 96" tables must
be capable of supporting 1,200 pounds even-
ly distributed. All round tables must be capable
,of supporting 600 pounds evenly distributed.
All tables must be dent and scratch resistant.
The preferred color for the tables is white, but
others are acceptable.
All chairs must be beige and built sturdy for
frequent use.
11/29-12/6-2-D


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING_
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO THE
TOWN OF MAYO LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS
BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF MAYO, FLORIDA, SERV-
ING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY OF THE TOWN OF MAYO, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Town of
Mayo Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, objections, recom-
mendations and comments concerning an
amendment, as described below, will be heard
by the Planning and Zoning Board of the Town
of Mayo, Florida, serving also as the Local
Planning Agency of the Town of Mayo, Florida,
at a public hearing on December 10, 2007 at
6:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, In the Town Council Meeting
Room, Town Hall located at 276 West Main
Street, Mayo, Florida.
LDR 07-3, an application by Garett Knight, as
agent for R.A. Jackson and Mildred Jackson,
to amend the Official Zoning Atlas of the Land
Development Regulations by changing the
zoning district from RESIDENTIAL, (CON-
VENTIONAL)SINGLE FAMILY-2 (RSF-2) to
COMMERCIAL, INTENSIVE (CI) on property
described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 13, Township
5 South, Range 11 East, Lafayette County,
Florida. Being more particularly described, as
follows: East 1/2 of Block 4, Dees Second Ad-
dition to the Town of Mayo, as recorded in the
Public Records of Lafayette County, Florida,
Containing .50 acre, more or less.
The public hearing may be continued to one or
more future date. Any interested party shall be
advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all Inter-
ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available for
public Inspection at the Office of the Town
Clerk, Town Hall located at 276 West Main
Street, Mayo, Florida,
All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decisions made at the above ref-
'erenced public, hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
11/29-1-D


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENTTO THE
TOWN OF MAYO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF MAYO, FLORIDA, SEBV-
ING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY OF THE TOWN OF MAYO, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Town of
Mayo Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, objections, recom-
mendations and comments concerning an
amendment, as described below, will be heard
by the Planning and Zoning Board of the Town
of Mayo, Florida, serving also as the Local
Planning Agency of the Town of Mayo, Florida,
at a public hearing on December 10, 2007 at
6:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Town Council Meeting
Room, Town Hall located at 276 West Main
Street, Mayo, Florida.


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RESOLUTION'
2007-9-2-1
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS OF LAFAYETTE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO APPROVE THE PE-
TITIQN TO CLOSE A PORTION QF A COUN-
TY MAINTAINED ROAD AS FOLLOWS: THE
OLD "BARTON ROAD" EXTENDING WEST-
WARD FROM BRUSHY HAMMOCK ROAD
AND TERMINATING APPROXIMATELY aB
MILES WESTWARD.
WHEREAS, Mayo Land Partners, LLC; Luz
Dary Lolaza and Maria E. Perez, co tenants;
and Glenn C. and Sandra M. Hultgren, hus-
band and wife, have filed a Joint Petition re-
questing Lafayette County Board of County
Commissioners to officially and properly va-
cate, abandon, discontinue and close the fol-
lowing county maintained road, to wit: BAR-
TON ROAD extending westward from Brushy
Hammock Road and terminating approximate-
ly as miles Westward;
WHEREAS, Mayo Land Partners, LLC;" Luz
Dary Lolaza and Maria E. Perez, co tenants;
and Glenn C. and Sandra M. Hultgren, hus-
band and wife, are the fee owners of the adja-
cent and abutting property to said county
maintained road, to wit;
See attached exhibits for legal descriptions.
(Legal Descriptions may be reviewed at the
Office of the Clerk of Court)
WHEREAS, a public hearing on the proposed
county road closure was held on September
24, 2007, beginning at 5:30 RM. In the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting Room,
Lafayette County Courthouse, Mayo, Florida;
and
WHEREAS, the Petition of Mayo Land Part-
ners, LLC; Luz Dary Loiaza and Maria E.
Perez, co tenants; and Glenn C. and Sandra
M. Hultgren, husband and wife, to close coun-


this proceeding should contact the county
Clerk at (386)294-1600, for (4) days prior to
the date of the hearing.
DATED this 12th day of
November, 2007.
11/15, 22, 29, 12/6


CPA 07-3, an application by Garett Knight, as
agent for R.A. Jackson and Mildred Jackson, to
amend the Future Land Use Plan Map of the
Comprehensive Plan by changing the future
land use classification from RESIDENTIAL,
MODERATE DENSITY (less than or equal to 4
dwelling units per acre) to COMMERCIAL on
property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 13, Township
5 South, Range 11 East, Lafayette County,
Florida. Being more particularly described, as
follows: East 1/2 of Block 4, Dees Second Ad-
dltion to the Town of Mayo, as recorded in the
Public Records of Lafayette County, Florida.
Containing .50 acre, more or less.
The public hearing may be continued to one or
more future date. Any interested party shall be
advised that the date, time and place of any,
continuation of the public hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available for
public inspection at the Office of the Town
Clerk, Town Hall located on 276 West Main
Street, Mayo, Florida.
All persons are advised that If they decide to
appeal any decisions made at the above refer-
enced public hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made, which
record Includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
11/29-1-D


Third


Continued From Page 7A

"bridesmaid" role losing to
the Sharks in the regional
championship. But that
would not be the case the
third time around with se-,
nior quarterback Chad
Hempstead setting the
tone early. The Hornets
scored twice in the opening
stanza in taking a 13-0 lead.
Miaria's interception set up
the first score. Facing a
third-and-eight situation,
Gannon rolled right on a
play from their own 37-
yard line. Miaria picked
the ball off stalling the
Sharks drive.
On first down play for
the Hornets, Hempstead
hit Jamal Reid in the flats
that resulted in a 40-yard
touchdown. Blade Herring
added the point after the
Hornets were on the score-
board with a 7-0 lead. But
Hempstead and company
were not through in the
first period. The Hornets
defense forced Port St. Joe
to punt the ball. giving the
Hornets excellent field po-
sition at their own 40-yard
line. The Hornets marched
the 60-yards when Hemp-
stead hooked up with Eric
McIntyre for a 19-yard
touchdown pass. Herring's
extra point attempt missed


the uprights but the Hor-
nets held to a 13-0 advan-
tage as the first quarter
ended..
Port St. Joe avoided a
shutout with a touchdown
in the second period. The
Shark's sustained drive
put them deep into Hor-
net territory. On a flea
flicker from Gannon to
Jordan McNair, the Sharks
picked up 35-yards on the
play to set up their first
score. From the 3-yard
line, Chadz Bird scam-
pered in for the score an d
the point after made it a
13-7 game. The Lafayette
defense held Bird to just
44-yards for the game. The
Hornets held the six point
advantage as the two team
went to the locker room at
half.
Port St. Joe looked as
they had regrouped fol-
lowing the half. Taking the
opening kickoff to start the
third period, the Sharks
marched to the Hornets 4-
yard line. However, Gan-
non was intercepted for the
second of the, night when
Sergio Perez picked off a
pass in the end zone to-
ward the drive.
Lafayette added to their
score on an 18-yard field
goal by Herring to make it
,a 16-7 game. Coach Pear-


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son's team got possession
of the football with just
over six minutes to play.
The Hornets ran the dock
behind the running of
McIntyre. The Hornets
moved from their own 34 to
the Sharks 5-yard line as
time expired on the former
regional champions.
McIntyre finished with
89-yards rushing with ex-
cellent blocking from Bryan
Hood, John Levi Vann,
Blake Hendrick, Nathan
Broughton, Joey Mr-
czkowski and tight end
John Anderson who make
up the Hornets offensive


High

Continued From Page 7A

the Hornets, ranked fourth
in the state, has gotten it
done on both sides of the
football. -North Florida
Christian's lone loss came
to Trinity Catholic, a 28-26
setback. The two teams
have not played familiar
foes this season. The Eagles
visited Taylor Couinty
High School in Perry and
escaped with a 28-23 win.
In comparison, the Hor-
nets have allowed only 92
points in their 12 games
and has massed 362. North
Florida Christian has given
up 142 points while scoring
319 giving little difference
in the offensive prowess of
each team. When the ball is
kicked off it will be a battle
in the trenches with the
Hornets holding a slight
edge. Oddly enough, the
most points the Hornets
have allowed in one game
this season was to Inter-
lachen, 27, who did not
win a game this season.
However, the Hornets put
68 points on the board and
had Coach Pearson not
pulled his starters in the
second half, the final could
have been more one-sided.
The Eagles offense will
be led by Melvin Ray, who
has signed to play football
for the University, of Alaba-
ma next season. The Eagles
will be coming off a solid
40-20 win over First Acade-


line. McIntyre's 20-yard TD
reception gave him 109 all-
purpose yards for the
game. Kyle Pearson carried
the football five times for
45-yards rushing.
Hempstead had an excel-
lent game completing five
of nine passing for 119-
yards and two touch-
downs. Reid hauled in
three catches for 89-yards.
North Florida Christian
will be led by Alabama
signee Melvin Ray when
they come to Mayo. The
winner will advance to the
State 1-A Finals in Orlando
next Friday.




my in the regional finals
last week. The Eagles
broke the game open in the
second half after leading
12-7 at the half.
Lafayette will put one of
the better defensive teams
on the field when the two
teams collide. Led by Kyle
Pearson, Thomas Byrd,
Kris Pearson, Jeff Miara
and Casey- Brewer, the
Hornets look to stop the
running game of the Ea-
gles. However, the Eagles
are not a one-dimensional
team. Quarterback Austin
Trainor threw for three
touchdowns in the third
quarter against First Acad-
emy promising to chal-
lenge the Hornets sec-
ondary.
The Hornets will not be
without their offense led
by quarterback Chad
Hempstead, fleet-footed
Eric McIntyre, Matt Milton
and dependable Jamal
Reid. This game could

come down to how well
the specialty teams per-
form. The Hornets has one
of the more consistent
kicker's in Blade Herring,
who set a school record
with a 43-yard field goal
this season.
Dale Walker Field will be
a crowded stadium Friday
night with a lot of football
action promised. The win-
ner advances on to the
state finals on December 7
in Orlando.


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ty maintained road, to wit: BARTON ROAD ex-
tending westward from Brushy Hammock
Road and terminating approximately Ee miles
Westward, Lafayette County, Florida, this road
being adjacent to and abutting Petitioners
above properties, was approved by the Board
of County Commissioners of Lafayette County,
Florida, In regular session on September 24,
2007.
WHEREAS, that fee of the said road space Is
hereby surrendered and fee vests in adjacent
and abutting landowners, Mayo Land Partners,
LLC; Luz Dary Lolaza and Maria E. Perez, co
tenants; and Glenn C. and Sandra M. Hultgren,
husband and wife.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
that:
The Board unanimously approves the closing
of county maintained road BARTON ROAD ex-
tending westward: from Brushy Hammock
Road and terminating approximately ar miles
Westward, Lafayette County, Florida, and sur-
renders said road space to Petitioners/Adja-
cent Landowners, Mayo Land Partners, LLC;
Luz Dary Lolaza and Maria E. Perez, co ten-
ants; and Glenn C. and Sandra M. Hultgren,
husband and wife. That portion of county road
BARTON ROAD extending westward from
Brushy Hammock Road and terminating as
miles Westward, Lafayette County, Florida,
that is adjacent to and abuts Petitioners above
property vests in fee simple with Mayo Land
Partners, LLC; Luz Dary Loiaza and Maria E.
Perez, co tenants; and Glenn C. and Sandra
M. Hultgren, husband and wife.
ADOPTED this 24th day of September, 2007.
T. JACK BYRD
Chairman of the Board
Lafayette County, Florida
ATTEST:
RICKY LYONS
Clerk of Court
11/29-1-D

NOTICE OF INTENTTO USE UNIFORM
METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM TAX
ASSESSMENTS
Lafayette County, Florida (the "County") here-
by provides notice, pursuant to section
197.3632(3) (a), Florida Statutes, of Its Intent
to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad
VALOREM special assessments to be levied
pursuant to Section 125.271,'Florida Statues,
within the entire area of the County, for the
cost of providing emergency medical services
and facilities, for the cost of providing fire pro-
tection services, and for the cost of providing
road maintenance services commencing for
the Fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2008.
The County will consider the adoption of a res-
olution electing to use the uniform method of
collecting such assessments authorized by
section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public
hearing to beheld at 12:00PM, on December
21st, 2007 at the County Commission Board
Room, Lafayette County Courthouse, 2nd
Floor, Main Street, Mayo, Florida. Such resolu-
tion will state the need for the levy and will con-
tain a legal description of the boundaries of the
real property subject to the levy. Copies of the
proposed form 'of resolution, which contains
the legal description of the real property sub-
ject to the levy, are on file at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Lafayette County Courthouse,
Mayo, Florida. All interested persons are invit-
ed to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any
decision by the County with respect to any
matter relating to the consideration of the res-
olution at the above-referenced public hearing,
a record of the proceeding may be needed and
In such an event, such person may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the public hear-
ing Is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance with Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special ac-
commodation or an Interpreter to participate In


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LES "A" and
A/B Honor Roll.

A Honor roll
2nd grade
Byrd, Tara
Calhoun, Kendall
Cedillo, Salvador
Celedon, Brianna
Chandler, Marley
Dekle, Katie
Ellis, Cameron
Henderson, Christian
Jackson, Sarah
Keels, Shiyen
Land, Caleb
Lyons, Krista
Medlin, Savannah
O'Steen, Kaden
Price, Lessa Mari
Richardson, Holden
Shiver, Haley.
Simpson, Oshean
Smith, Autumn

3rd grade
Adams, Melba
Arreguin, Jorge
Bulnes, Jordyn
DeVore, Christina
Garland, Trevor
Guyton, Lang
Harris, Shane
Hernandez, Diana
Hill, Ciana
Hingson, Coley
Koon, Ryan
Lashley, Madelyn
Lawson, Harli
Lawson, Peyton
Lents, Kaylah
McCarter, Christian
Newbern, Destany
Perry, Drew
Poole, Hannah
Revels, Nicholas
Tovar, Alexia
Vences, Juan

4th grade

Murray, Danielle
Pearson, Darby
Pearson, Kelby
Shaw, Michaela
Wimberley, Alan
Byrd, Micah
Fredriksson, Ryan
Jackson, Clay


Morris, Devin
Perry, Ashlyn ,
Perry, Grace
Black, Amy
Brantley, Ashleigh
Gearhart, Jessica
Randolph, Dixie
Walker, Anna
Buchanan, Conner
Fowler, Haley
Pearson, Morgan
Sanchez, Jorge
Smith, BreeAnn
Swafford, Lacey

5th grade'

Barrington, Karley
Byrd, Mason
Tanner, Keith
Cobb, Sunni
Hicks, Chelsea
Law,. Katelyn
Ellis, Zachary


A/B Honor Roll
2nd grade
Adams, Morgan
Bash, Celsi
Bridges, Zachary
Clay, Anthony
Cook, Cortez
Douglas Zoey
Edwards, Preston
Ferrell, BreLan
Folsom, Kassity
Gardner, Tommy
Hewitt, Elijah
Lewis, Rylee
Massey, Haley
Molina Johana
Pepera, Christopher
Ramirez, Gustavo
Romine, Roger
Russell, Maci
Singletary, Josh
Young, Jonathan

3rd grade

Amerson, Craig
Arnold, Alec
Boligan, Melanie
Fletcher, Katie
Hanson, Kerby
Holborn, Holly
Howard, Cierra
Hewett, Shyanne


Irizarry, Cody
Lee, Madeline
Massey, Nathan
Murray, Jeremy
Mata, Kevin
Murray, Jeremy
Powe, Monica
Rhoden, Charlene
Swords, Zachery
Watson, Shaylene
Westerfield, Seth

4th Grade-

Contreras, Sonia
Dean Hailey.
Dekle, Garrett
Dekle, Hannah
Gilliam, Johnathon
Herring, Marlenia
Herring, Mason
Hurst, Kayne
Jones, Ciara
Klingbeil, Larysa
Land, Adam
Lawson, Lauren
Moody, Christian
Peterson, Sydney
Schreck, Luke
Scott, Shacorion
Shiver, Kole
Spikes, Samantha
Sullivan, Darcy
Templin, Joshua
Uribe, Yessenia
White, Harlei

5th grade
Bell, Timothy
Byrd, Myles
Driver, Waytt
Dyjak, Keely
Freeman, Ashley
Henderson, Jacob
Hernandez, Julio
Hewett, Logan
Hewitt, Skyler
Lake, Ben
Lawson, Samantha
Lee, Brycen
Luna, Jazmin
Molina, Elisha
Powe, Brianna
Robinson, Anesha
Rio, Toby
Sacerio, Christian
Shows, Sydney
Singletary, Breeanna
Sparks, Kayla
Thomas, Joshua


Williams, Hannah
Wilson, Alexis
Wimberley, Aaron


6th A honor roll:
Jade Buchanan
Jason Degroff
Dalton Elliott
Emily Frediksson
Darby Guyton
Haley Koon
Lydia Land
Corben Murray
Audra Shiver
Cameron Thomas
Cody Walker

6th A-B Honor Roll
Alyssa Clay
Caitlyn Creamer
Alex Estrada
Taylor Fain
Savanna Hamlin
Dustin Hart
Caitlyn Hodge
Kaley Koon
Stephanie Ramirez
Courtney Walker

7th A Honor Roll
Hunter Hewitt
Trevor Swafford

7th A-B Honor Roll
Kelsey Barrington
Kiera Blakely
Bailey Edwards
Danielle Ezell
Tori Fluriach
Chase Hart
Garrett Hart
Kole Hurst
Ellen Lashley
Kaleigh Law
Blair Marzloff
Laura Miles
Taylor Newbern
Lindsay O'Steen
Nicholas Singletary
Michalea Smith
Katelynn Sullivan

8th Grade
A Honor Roll
Kevin Amerson
Elizabeth Anderson
Darren Brantley
Octavio Escamalia


Ivonne Flores
Katie Jackson
Brody Loneley
Kaci Palomino

8th Grade
A-B honor roll
Stephen Dees
Jackson Koon
Miguel Martinez
Kali Sharge

9th grade
A honor roll;
Wayne Atwell.
Katie Baldwin
Ashley Black
Katrina Handson
Mary Thomas Hart
Shelby Hart
Hailey Hatch
Brittany Hickman
Cecelia Jackson
Emily Koon
Jimmy Macias
Cartaesha Macklin
Alicia Marzloff
Bidgett Powe
Jose Rubio
Elliot Solano

9th Grade
A-B honor roll:
Mechal Blakely
Antwan Brown
Ariel Buscher
Olivia Celedon
Tyler Chancy
Alexandra Clark
Marlein Gonzalez
Dylan Harrrelson
Heidi Hendrick
Delia Hernandez
Ruben Hernandez
Brandi Lee
Nicolle Marlenee
Sam Medlin
Emily Millay
Carlos Negrete
Brooke Noyes
Yesenia Nunez
Amanda Raber
Dustin Reinbott
Chris Sparks
Arron Weaver

10th grade A honor
roll:
Evan Barrington


Brandi Bethea
Joseph Demarais
Kelsey Land
Conner Lashley
Ethan Perry
Courtney Reinbott
Kendall Hewitt

10th grade
A-B honor roll:
Austin Anderson
Rigoberto Arreguin
Tore Bearden.
Megan Brantley
Meghan Creamer
Jacob Dees
Zach Fleming
Domonique Garner
Eileen Givens
Lindsey Hamlin
Austin Henderson
Ryan Horn
Victoria Jackson
Brooks Laminack
Abby Monroy
Caleb Moore
Brooke Morris
Laracia Powe
Rebecca Powers
Dustin Richardson
Mercedes Rio.
Michelle Schnur
Emily Selleck
Sheila Wimberley .

11th grade
A honor roll:
Alma Huerta
Taquelia Macklin
Krysten Millard
Brandon Saff

11th grade
A-B honor roll:
Jerrad Boles
Casey Brewer
Rhett Coleman
Robert French
Gabriella Godison
James Handson
Kevin Malmsberry
Joey Mroczkowski
Cynthia Negrete
Kseniya Perevalova
Dalia Purcell
Garth Sherrell
Andrew Smith
Randall Thompson
John Levi Vann
Brandon Williams
Cara Young

12th Grade A honor roll:
Nathan Broughton
Ricardo Cedillo
Ryan Clingan
Lauren Dickinson
Kristen Hurst
Natalie Land
Megan Moses
Chris Parker
Michael Parker
Justin Starlin
Ashley Swinson
Kevin Waters

12th grade A-B honor roll:
Brandon Adams
Takisha Cherry
Ethan Davis
Ryan Deforest
Courtney Ducksworth
Ryan Fillyaw
Chad Hempstead
Blake Hendrick
Chris Holton
Bryan Hood
Toni Jackson
Ragan Knight
Matthew Milton
Justin Moore
Lacey Moore
Lilli Prine
Stephanie Rehberg
Melody Rubio
Kailey Sapp
Elizabeth Weenick


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Continued From Page 1A

Commerce, will be held
Saturday, Dec. 8.
According to Cheryl Hol-
lis, at the chamber, the
Christmas parade will be-
gin at 7 p.m., followed by
additional festivities at the
park. Parade line-up will
begin at 6 p.m., says Hollis,
and there will be signs
pointing to the meeting
;place.
Santa and Mrs. Claus,
guided by their reindeer,
will lead the parade down
mainstreet to the park. The
parade will also feature a
wide variety of floats deco-
rated with greens, reds,
and other Christmas colors,
as well as different dis-
plays.
At the park, children of
all ages will be given an op-
portunity to pose for a pic-
ture with Santa. They will
also receive a treat for get-
ting their picture taken.
From 6:30 p.m. to 10
p.m., while the public is
seated at the gazebo or
walking around the park,


they will be entertained by
local artists singing Christ-
mas carols such as "Jingle
Bells," and, "Chestnuts
Roasting on an Open Fire."
"It's all about Jesus" is
the theme for this year's
Christmas parade, accord-
ing to Hollis. Prizes for the
winning floats will be
awarded in the form of
cash: first place, $200; sec-
ond place, $150; and, third'
place, $100. Sponsoring
this event so far are First
Federal Bank and Lafayette
State Bank. "We are look-
ing for additional sponsors
and anyone that would like
to donate candy, toys,. etc.,
for Santa to give out to the
children at the park, or do-
nation of door prizes to be
given out during the enter-
tainment," Hollis said.
If you would like to be
in the parade, set up a
booth at the park, partici,
pate as one of the carolers,
or would like additional
information about the an-
nual event, call Hollis at
386-294-3377 or 386-294-
2705.


Change your life, change the life

of a child become a teacher

NFCC Educator Preparation Institute invites
public to information sessions Dec. 3 and Dec. 8


Find put how you can earn a
teaching certificate through
NFCC's EPI program

Interested in becoming a teacher? Al-
ready have a college degree? Then let
North Florida Community College's Edu-
cator Preparation Institute (EPI) help build
your career. NFCC will hold two meetings
- Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday,
Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. to provide prospective
applicants with information about the
steps necessary to earn a teaching certifi-
cate. Doug Brown, director of NFCC's EPI
program, will host the meetings and en-
courages anyone with an interest to attend.
Due to a teacher shortage in Florida, the
EPI program was developed and imple-
mented to allow individuals with college
degrees in non-teaching fields to .become
qualified teachers by completing twenty-
one hours of college coursework and the
required certification examinations.
Dozens of students have completed the
EPI program at NFCC and are currently
teaching in schools throughout NFCC's
six-county service district of Madison,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Suwannee
and Taylor counties.
In addition to dissemination of appro-


private information, each meeting will fea-
ture a graduate of the NFCC EPI program.
The graduates will share their program ex-
periences and discuss certification steps.
The Monday, Dec.' 3 meeting will be
held in the NFCC Marshall Hamilton Li-
brary Conference Room (Bldg. 4 on the.
NFCC campus) at 7 p.m. The Saturday,
Dec. 8 meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the
NFCC General Classrooms Building (Bldg.
8, Room 1). For more information contact
Doug Brown at 850-973-9455 or email
brownd@nfcc.edu.


Sing at

Ephesus

Church

The Palmetto State Quartet will
be in concert at Ephesus Advent
Christian Church on Friday, Nov.
30, at 7 p.m.
Ephesus is located on CR 405, 5
miles west of Branford.


Coach Fletcher


ROTARY CLUB
OF MAYO
NEWS
Natalie Land and Coach
Fletcher provided Mayo Ro-
tarians with an update to
the Lafayette High School
girls and boys varsity and
junior varsity basketball
teams schedules on
Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Photos: Ira Mikell.










Natalie Land


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An overall view of a very large Christmas display at the home of a
Day resident on CR 53. Photo: Ira Mikell.


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non-HC accessible apartments.
Laundry facility & playground.
We pay water, sewer &
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LOST DOG
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some light apricot color on back.
Last seen on Lafayette Avenue in
Mayo. If found please return to his
owner. Call Michelle at 294-1321
(day) or 294-1545 (evenin)).6F


Public Auction
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Saturday, Dec. 1,2007
9:00 A.M.
South 6 miles from Lake City
On U.S. 41 & 441

Mowers, Harrows, Trailers, Tools,
Tool Boxes, Calf Squeeze Chute,
Feeders, Chrilstmas Lights &
Ornaments By Carton, Rope

More being added daily
Consignments welcomed
Call 1-386-397-3856 for more
information
After hrs. callI 1-386-755-2615
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CLASSIFIEDS. Call (386) 294-1210 or 1-800-525-4182 to place your ad today
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Continued From Page 1A

dent report, Paul Miller, of
Jacksonville, was driving a
1999' chevrolet pickup
truck, traveling south on
NE Tansy Rd. The report
further indicated ,Miller
ran off the west side of the
road, traveled approxi-
mately 42 feet, and crashed
into an oak tree. Miller was
transported to Shands of
Live Oak by Lafayette EMS
with minor injuries and
was charged with speeding
too fast on a narrow, wind-
ing road.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21,
at approximately 10:37.
a.m., FHP investigating of-,
ficer Brian Lamb responded
to a two vehicle accident at
the intersection of SW'MLK
Jr. Blvd and SW Willow St.
According to the crash re-
port, James Lawson of
Mayo, driving a 2003
Dodge pickup truck, was,
traveling south on MLK Jr.
Blvd. Antonio Jones of
Mayo was driving a 1993
Mercury car owned by
Donna Kelly of Mayo and
was traveling in the same


direction as Lawson.
As indicated in the re-
port, Lawson failed to no-
tice Antonio backing up
and struck the front of the
vehicle. Jones was trans-
ported with non-lifethreat-
ing injuries by Lafayette
EMS to Doctors Memorial
Hospital. He was charged
with learner drivers license
violation restriction, and
Lawson was charged with
improper backing.
Lamb was also the inves-
tigating officer at another
traffic crash on Wednesday,
Nov. 21, at approximately
1:37 p.m.
According to the incident
report, Henry Hughes of
Perry, was driving a 1989
Chevrolet car, with two
passengers, Deborah Liles
of Cross City, and Joshua
Myers of Trenton.
Hughes was traveling
south on US 27 and at-
tempted to pass a vehicle in
front of him traveling in the
same direction. As he tried
to go around the vehicle, he
failed to notice a vehicle
coming toward him. Ac-
cording to the report, he


quickly avoided the vehicle
by traveling off the east side
of the road, but came to a fi-
nal rest after striking a pow-
er pole.
Hughes and his passen-
gers were treated with mi-
nor injuries at the scene. He
was charged with careless
driving, as indicated in the
report.
FHP Trooper Glen Ganus
investigated an accident
that occurred Thursday,
Nov. 22, at approximately
5:15 p.m, at the intersection
of .Camp Grade Rd. and SE
L.A. Bennet Rd.
According to the report,
Danny Paris of Seffner was


driving a 1994 Chevrolet
pickup truck owned by Rita
Nichols of Brandon. At the
time of the incident, as Paris
was driving at an unsafe
rate of speed, two deer
crossed the road causing
him to lose control of the ve-
hicle. As he attempted to
correct the direction of. the
vehicle, he lost control, and
struck a tree. Paris' vehicle
came to rest on its right side
facing northeast.
Paris was transported by
Dixie County EMS to
Shands at the University of
Florida with minor injuries.
No charges were, filed, as
indicated in the report.


Mayo


Continued From Page 1A

purchase a large.item, Im-
ler said a payment plan
can be worked out to help
meet these needs. The
money received from
these donations goes to-
ward purchasing more
food and other necessities,
in order to help Manna


House continue to give to
those in need.
If youi have further
questions or concerns, or
would like to donate any
item or make a monetary
contribution of any
amount to Manna House,
contact Imler at 386-294-
2150.


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Many have criticized the linking of Native American images with war and
fighting as detrimental to their image. Others feel that is shows the pride
and a willingness to preserve their way of life. Statues such as this one
by Fritz White and other public images demonstrate Florida's continued
centuries-old fascination with Seminole culture.


Submitted
A new exhibit, Seminole People
of Florida: Survival and Success,
has opened at the Museum of Flori-
da History in downtown Tallahas-
see. The exhibit will be on display
through June 1, 2008.
The exhibit was created in the
spirit of admiration for a group of
people who have not only survived
but have overcome extreme adversi-
ty through the years. The Seminole
people have adapted to a changing
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tament to the perseverance and pride
of the Seminole tribe," said Secre-
tary of State Kurt S. Browning.
"Their contributions to the culture
and heritage of Floridians cannot be
overstated. It is an honor for us to
salute and recognize the Seminole
tribe on their 50th anniversary as a
sovereign nation with this exhibit."
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19th and early 20th centuries. The
exhibit will include more than 150
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orful graphics, a recreation of an
early 20th century trading post and a
traditional Seminole dwelling
known as a chickee. Artifacts in the
exhibit will encompass a range
of items from stickball sticks to
beautiful patchwork clothing
from the Museum's collection.
Other artifacts include baskets,
dolls, silver work, beadwork, and
utilitarian items. Visitors to the
exhibit can access an interactive
kiosk that features oral histories,
music, and video clips.
The Museum of Florida Histo-
ry is working with members of
the Seminole Tribe, Florida State
University, and others to create a
well-rounded exhibit. "We have
wanted to create this exhibit for a
very long time," said Museum
Director Jeana Brunson, "and we \
are thrilled to present it for the
public to learn from and enjoy." __
The Museum is open every
day except Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day. Museum
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day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30
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Street, downtown Tallahassee and
admission is free. For more infor-
mation contact 850-245-6400 or go
online at www.museumoffloridahis-
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800s, the remaining Seminole peoples
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orida, where they lived in relative isolation
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The AARP Taxaide Program needs volunteers to support the
Live Oak, Lake City and Branford areas. Do you enjoy work-
ing with people and numbers? Are you willing to learn to pre-
pare and file income tax returns for the tax payer? Are you will-
ing to give four hours or more a week to prepare tax returns
from February, 2008 to April 15, 2008? Are you computer,
savvy and willing to learn tax preparation on tax wise software?
Are you capable of setting up computers and networking with
printers? Are you a cheery person who likes to meet and greet?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can use you!
Info: Linda Young, district coordinator, 386-364-8396, Jack
Wilson, local coordinator for Live Oak, 386-963-5023, or
Muriel Caldwell, local coordinator for Lake City, 386-754-
4655.


Donations needed now!
Children in need! You can help children in your own com-
munity. Please help Guardian Ad Litem make it possible for
the abused, abandoned and neglected children in this area to
have a stocking and gift on Christmas morning. Each year
Guardian ad Litem tries to provide each of the children cur-
rently represented with three gifts from their Christmas wish
list. Individuals or groups are asked to sponsor a child and de-
liver three unwrapped gifts to the Live Oak office located at
213 E. Howard Street, next to the Suwannee Democrat. Gifts
are wrapped and delivered by staff to each child. For more in-
formation about our program, visit
www.GuardianadLitem.org. Info: Tammie Williams, 386-364-
7720, Tammie.Williams@gal.fl.gov or stop by the Guardian
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Dec. 3. Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked beans, potato salad, Texas
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The 23rd Annual Christmas
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fun and a lighted Christmas parade.
Theme: "An All-American Christmas."
Entry deadline for the parade is by 5
p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28. Cost: $ 10
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Visit now!
Thru Nov. 30
Tallahassee artist Michael Hunnewell to
hold show at NFCC Gallery
North Florida Community College (NFCC) adjunct art in-
structor Michael Hunnewell will be the featured artist during a
month-long show at the NFCC Art Gallery now through Fri-
day, Nov. 30. The exhibit is open to the public Monday Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. on the Madison campus off US
90. Follow the signs to the Student Center (Building No. 9).
For a map of campus, go to www.nfcc.edu, key word: campus
map. Hunnewell is a Miami artist now living in Tallahassee
who was influenced by the urban landscapes that surrounded
him while growing up. Hunnewell has exhibited his work
throughout the United States, in Paraguay and Bolivia. Info:
850-973-1653 or emailnews@nfcc.edu.

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Holiday Support Group
Haven Hospice will offer a two-week grief support group
from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 4 and 11 at Haven Hospice
Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 W US 90, Lake City.
SGroup will be focusing on helping individuals during the holi-
days, as it can be i difficult time for those who have lost ,
someone they love. Members can express their feelings and
thoughts and gain an understanding of grief and how it im-
pacts their lives. It also provides an opportunity to share and
receive information from other members. You must register to
attend. Info: Jennifer Warren, 386-752-9191 or toll-free, 800-
759-6357.


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Dec. 5
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Employment Connections
will host a six-county job
fair from 1-5 p.m.,
Wednesday,
Dec. 5 in Ex-
Wihibition
Building II
at Suwan-
nee County
Fairgrounds,
1302 Eleventh Street, Live Oak. Open to the public. Job seek-
ers and businesses from Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madi-
son, Suwannee and Taylor counties are invited to participate.
Business reservations for space: $25. Info/business reserva-
tions: Elaine Henderson, Employment Connections, 850-973-
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Register now!
Deadline Dec. 10
NFCC Foundation, Inc. to award five
one-time $500 scholarships
North Florida Community College
Foundation,, Inc. will award $500
one-time scholarships to five newly
enrolled or readmitted students for the
spring term beginning Monday,
Jan. 7, 2008. Deadline for con-
sideration is Monday, Dec.
10. Selection will be by ran-
dom drawing on Friday, Dec.
14. Info: Mary Ann Wheeler,
850-973-1605, email wheel-
erm@nfcc.edu or Rutherford
at 850-973-9414 or email ruther-
fordg@nfcc.edu.

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Florida Ag Expo registration is open
Registration is open for the 2007 Florida Ag Expo, taking
place at the University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research
& Education Center in Balm Dec. 6-7. Registration is free for
qualified growers and is open at www.flgevents.com
http://www.flgevents.com/. It is targeted specifically for Flori-
da vegetable and strawberry growers looking to learn the latest
production trends and techniques, receive updates on insect,
weed and disease control strategies, food safety, sample new
varieties and visit field trials. The event also features indoor
and outdoor exhibits with more than 60 industry suppliers
ready to share the latest product and service innovations with
growers.

Apply now!
NFCC building construction program
takes applications
North Florida Community College's (NFCC) Career and
Technical Education Center is now taking applications for the
building construction program starting Jan. 7, 2008. A year-
long curriculum covers all the building trades, but carpentry is
the mainstay of the program. Classes; are from 8 a.m.-3:30
p.m., Monday-Friday, in Room 211 in the NFCC Career and
Technical Center, Building 13, on the Madison campus. Appli-
cants need to begin the application process as soon as possible
in order to complete required TABE testing and NFCC admis-'
sion procedures. Info: John Sirmon, 850-973-9440 or sir-
monj@nfcc.edu.

Register now!
Feb. 23, 2008
Miss and Outstanding Teen Scholarship
Pageants
Miss Suwannee River Valley of North Florida Scholarship
Pageants, Inc. is accepting contestants for Miss and Outstand-
-ing Teen Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter for all con-
testants will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are a prelimi-
nary to Miss Florida and Miss America Pageants and will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Branford High
School Auditorium, Branford. Outstanding Teen Contestants
must be from the age of 13 and no older than 17 on Aug. 31,
2008. Additionally, the teen contestant must not be a senior in
high school. Miss Contestants must be 17 years of age and a
senior in high school to 24 years of age. Info: Diane Walker-
Saunders, business phone, 386-935-6380; or home, 386-935-
1017; cell phone, 386-208-9426; or fax, 386-935-6381. Email:
friendsfinethings@alltel.net or Sandy Daringer, business
phone, 386-935-6380; home, 386-935-0744; cell phone, 352-
281-7316 or fax 386-935-6381.


Today!
Nov. 28
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays CFCC at 7
p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly
Gymnasium on the NFCC
campus in Madison. Admis-
sion is freeand the public is
welcome and encouraged to
attend. Info: 850-973-1609,
AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or
www.nfcc.edu and click on
athletics.

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Nov. 28 Sponsored by Altrusa
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Florida Museum to unveil new
photography exhibit
Catch a glimpse of
the state's vanishing
habitats and wildlife in
the Florida Museum of .
Natural History's

exhibit, on display
Nov. 29-March 30,
2008. Photographer
Ken Sourbeer will
speak to the public '
and answer questions
about his work from
5-6 p.m., Thursday,
Nov. 29. Info: 352-846-2000, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Thursday
Nov. 29
Florida Museum presents
"An Inconvenient Truth"
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will
present "An Inconvenient Truth" from 5-9 p.m., Thursday,
Nov. 29. This award winning documentary will be shown at 6
p.m., followed by a discussion of the politics of global warm-
ing with University of Florida Political Science Professor Al-
bert Matheny. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Thursday
Nov. 29 1
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, Nov. 29 at NFCC Testing Center, Building 16,
on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours before
testing. Info/registration: 850-973-945 1.

Thursday-Saturday
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players to
present "Murder by the Book"
NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players will present "Murder by the
Book" at 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Van
Priest Auditorium on the NFCC campus in Madison. Tickets:
$5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit scholarships.
Info/tickets/disability: Denise Bell, 850-973-9481 or
belld@nfcc.edu.

Friday -
Nov. 30
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and
Campground presents Sock Hop with
Teddy Mac
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak presents Sock Hop with Teddy Mac Fri-
day, Nov. 30. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for information,
tickets and reservations for camping. Info: 386-364-1683.

Friday-Sunday
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
State Park to host Suwannee Old-Time
Music Weekend
The Florida Departtment of Environmental Protection's
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs will hold the 3rd Annual Suwannee Old-Time Music
Weekend Friday-Sunday, Nov.
30-Dec. 2. The event will fea-
ture Rhythm Rats, Fay Baird,
Tammy Murray, Chuck Levy,
Florida Masters Concert fea-
turing Tommy Bledsoe and


Upsala. Instruction for guitar, vocals and beginning, interme-
diate and advanced fiddle and banjo will be available. Satur-
day evening features the Instructors Showcase Concert. Con-
certs are open to the public for a fee of $10. Cost: $150 for
weekend and spouse program for $40. Registration begins at
11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Info: 386-397-4478 or toll-free 877-
635-3655, registration forms,
visitwww.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster/Events.cfm, and
camping reservations, toll-free 800-326-3521.

Visit now!
Thru Fall 2007
Florida Museum presents "Charles R.
Knight: Studies of Lost Worlds"
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville pre-
sents "Charles R. Knight: Studies of Lost Worlds" thru Fall
2007. Seven study paintings by Charles R. Knight, the first
and the most renowned "paleo-artist" of all time, are currently
on display in the Hall of Florida Fossils. Knight's murals de-
picting ancient life grace the halls of America's greatest natur-
al history museums. The paintings include many animals that
once lived in Florida. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
,www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Visit now!
Thru Dec. 31
Florida Museum offers Discovery Room
Activity Area
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gaines'ille of-
fers Discovery Room Activity Area thru Dec. 31. The Discov-
ery Room is one of the Florida Museum's most popular family
activity areas, providing ongoing, interactive family activities
daily. Visitors may explore a coral reef, create animals from
Florida's diverse ecosystems in self-guided discovery stations,
or complete an arts and craft or coloring project. Schedule in-
cludes Dr. Discovery's child-friendly presentation 2 p.m. the
first Wednesday of each month; story time with a museum
staff member 11 a.m. Saturday; an activity selected by the
museum staff beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; and natural
history related crafts 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Info: 352-846-2000,
or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Saturday
Dec. 1
Dreamcatcher workshop
A dreamcatcher workshop will be held in Craft Square from
10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 1 at Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park in White Springs. The traditional art 6f
making a dreamcatcher will be taught by Norman and Dian
Blakeslee using traditional materials, such as webbing, strings,
beads and feathers will be used to-create a dreamcatcher. Each
student will take home a finished product with an explanation
card that tells-the Indian Loe of the dreamcatcher. Cost:-$20
aditss; $15 children, includes park admi'o4f. All class sup-
plies;provided b3 instructor. Info: 386-397-1920,
www.StephenFosterCSO.orgor
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Saturday
Dec. 1
Sullivan Family in concert at Bluegrass
Pickin in Trenton
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pckin will be held at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 1 at Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th
Ave., Trenton. Sullivan Family, first family of Gospel Blue-
grass, will be in concert. They will follow the first band. Tick-
ets: $7.50. Also, from 3:30 5:30 p.m. there will be a time of.
sitting around and jamming with other Bluegrass pickers. So
bring your fiddle, flat top or banjo. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free
800-990-5410.


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Saturday
Dec., 1
NFCC Women's
Sentinel
Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Women's Sen-
tinel Basketball Team
plays Andrews College at 2
p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at
home. All home games are played
in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC campus in
Madison. Admission is free and the public is welcome and en-
couraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609 or email Alexander at
AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant coach Marcus Hawkins at
HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and www.nfcc.edu and click on athlet-
ics. *

Sunday
Dec. 2
Florida Museum offers presentation on
history of state's forests
Trace "A History of Florida Forests" with author Barry
Walsh as she takes visitors on a natural journey through Flori-
da's unique past from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at the
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. A book
signing will follow the discussion. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Sunday
Dec. 2
Florida Museum presents "A Natural
Perspective"
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will
present "A Natural Perspective" from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday,


Dec. 2. Trace "A History of Florida Forests" with author Barry
Walsh beginning with the discovery of this rich land. Learn
about the effects of harvesting this natural resource and how a
young generation of loggers became passionate conservation-
ists. Book signing to follow. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Sunday
Dec. 2
Dreamcatcher workshop
A dreamcatcher workshop will be held in Craft Square from
2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Cen-
ter State Park in White Springs. The traditional art of making
a dreamcatcher will be taught by Norman and Dian Blakeslee
using traditional materials, such as webbing, strings, beads
and feathers will be used to create a dreamcatcher. Each stu-
dent will take home a finished product with an explanation
card that tells the Indian Lore of the dreamcatcher. Cost: $20
adults; $15 children, includes park admission. All class sup-
plies provided by instructor. Info: 386-397-1920,
www.StephenFosterCSO.orgor
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Sunday
Dec. 2
NFCC Community Chorus to perform at
First Baptist Church in Madison
The Community Chorus of North Florida Community Col-
lege (NFCC) will perform a concert Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
in the historic First Baptist Church, located in Madison. The
public is invited to attend; there is no admission fee. The con-
cert will feature holiday pieces, spirituals and music from a
wide selection of composers. New members are invited to join
at the beginning of NFCC's spring and fall terms. Upcoming
classes start January 2008 and are open to both novice and ex-
perienced singers. Info: Dr. Rebecca Burkart, 850-973-1643 or
BurkartR@nfcc.edu.


Dec. 3
Melody Christian Academy offers tickets
for barbecue dinners
Melody Christian Academy (MCA) offers tickets for Porta
Pit BBQ dinners to be served from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday,
Dec. 3. Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked beans, potato salad, Texas
toast, dessert for $7. Advance tickets purchases only. No meals
will be sold that day. You must present ticket to receive meal.
Tickets on sale thru Sunday, Nov. 25. From 4-6 p.m., 1 slab of
ribs for $17. School is located on US 129 South, Live Oak.
Thank you for supporting MCA sports! Delivery for five or
more dinners. Fax orders to Wendi, 386-364-5747. Info: 386-
364-1340.

Monday-Tuesday
Dec. 3-4
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will
conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 3-4 in the nursing
building at 415 SW Pinewood Drive, Live Oak. Students must
be 18 or older and pre-register for the test at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.,
Wednesday, Nov. 28. Florida driver's license and Social Secu-
rity Card required. Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.

Monday and Saturday
Dec. 3 and Dec. 8
NFCC to hold informational meetings for
earning teaching certificate
Interested in becoming a teacher? Already have a college
degree? Then let North Florida Community College's (NFCC)
Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) help build your career.
NFCC will hold two meetings Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. to provide prospective applicants
with information about the steps necessary to earn a teaching


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The birthday pizza party. School bake sales. PB&J sandwiches in the
lunchroom. Halloween candy. Navigating a child's world when food
allergies are present can be challenging to say the least. But for the
millions with allergies, it's an absolute must to be resolute and avoid
potential food triggers.
If your child is allergic to nuts, dairy, or shellfish, to name a few foods,
he or she is sharing company with about 11 million other people in the
U.S. alone. About six percent of children in Quebec have food allergies.
In the past, food allergies were not much of a concern to the medical
community. Today, scientists generally agree that food allergies are a
force to be reckoned with and the numbers of those with allergies are
growing. In response, parents, children, and schools are taking measures
to make sure children with allergies are safe from attacks that can be as
mild as rashes or irritation or as severe as anaphylactic shock. Peanut- or
milk-free zones are set up in lunch rooms, and many food manufacturers
are now required to list the eight most common allergies on their food
labels. Because allergies can even be triggered from just inhaling foods,
including "peanut fumes," many airlines and classrooms actually ban
foods containing nuts or require they be stored under special lock and key
- away from allergic children.
Peanut allergies and allergies from other tree nuts, including almonds
ancdpecans, are among the most dire. Reports indicate that peanut
allergies have doubled in children under 5 between the years of 1997 and
2002. Even trace amounts of peanuts can cause severe allergic reactions.
In 2005, 15-year-old Christina Desforges from Canada died a few days
after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten peanut butter. People with
severe allergies, such as those to peanuts, often carry around EpiPens,
emergency devices that can deliver a dose of epinephrine in the case of a
severe reaction.
Why do Allergies Happen?
Scientists have a basic understanding of how allergies work, but they
don't have complete control over why the body's immune system reacts
to something that should normally be benign when ingested ... food.
With an allergy, the immune system mistakes food as a harmful
substance. White blood cells are discharged to produce antibodies against
the allergen. These antibodies attach to "mast" cells, which are found in
the skin, nose, lungs, intestines, stomach, and mouth. When an allergen
subsequently enters the body, the mast cells are ready and respond with a
chemical called "histamine." This produces the telltale allergic symptoms
of itchiness, sneezing, stomach cramping, and swelling, among others.
What Causes Allergies?
There is no concrete reason why allergies occur in some and not others...


A peanut butter sandwich may prove deadly for the 1.8 million Americans allergic
to peanuts and other tree nuts.
Many believe allergies run in families. New research into allergies has
unearthed an interesting hypothesis: that oversterilization of a child's
environment is related to development of allergies. It seems instead of just an
apple a day to keep the doctor away, children should regularly be exposed to
dirt and animals.
Studies have shown that kids who grow up on farms around animals and
dirt have fewer allergies than those who are sheltered from these conditions.
The hypothesis has even been studied among lab rats. Those in a wild habitat
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malevolent, such as a severe parasite, rather than something innocuous like a
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be allergic to. While this doesn't mean they'll be able to indulge in a peanut
butter cup if they have a peanut allergy, it may save them a trip to the
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certificate. The Monday, Dec. 3 meeting will be held in the
NFCC Marshall Hamilton Library Conference Room (Building
4 on the NFCC campus) at 7 p.m. The Saturday, Dec. 8 meet-
ing will be held at 10 a.m. in the NFCC General Classrooms
Building (Building 8, Room 1). Info: 850-973-9455 or
brownd@nfcc.edu.

Tuesday
Dec. 4
NFCC will conduct TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) at 1:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at NFCC
Testing Center (Bldg. No.
16), on the Madison cam-
pus. TABE is required for
acceptance into vocation-
al/technical programs. Pho-
to ID required. Pre-regis-
itration is required.
Info/pre-registration: 850-
973-9451.

Register now!
Dec. 4-7
Live Oak Senior Citizens escorted tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens meet the first Monday of each
month at 10:30 a.m. at Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Com-
plex, 1302 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak. Escorted tours avail-
S able, prices vary and must be paid in advance. Schedule: Dec.
4-7, Gaylord Opryland's Hotel. Deadline to pay extended to
S Tuesday, Oct. 30. Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-
:. -2241.

J Register now!
: Dec. 4 and 11
Holiday Support Group
Haven Hospice will offer a two-week grief support group
from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 4 and 11 at Haven Hospice
Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 W US 90, Lake City.
Group will be focusing on helping individuals during the holi-
days, as it can be a difficult time for those who have lost
someone they love. Members can express their feelings and
thoughts and gain an understanding of grief and how it impacts
their lives. It also provides an opportunity to share and receive
information from other members. You must register to attend.
Info: Jennifer Warren, 386-752-9191 or toll-free, 800-759-
6357..

SReserve business space now!
SI Dec. 5
Area-wide Job Fair
S Employment Connections will host a six-county job fair
t from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Exhibition Building II at
Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 Eleventh Street, Live
Oak. Open to the public. .Job seekers and businesses from
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
counties are invited to participate. Business reservations for
space: $25. Info/business reservations: Elaine Henderson, Em-
ployment Connections, 850-973-9675 or
hendersone@nfwdb.org.

Dec. 5
4'


NFCC will conduct Florida Basic Abilities
Tests (FBAT)
North Florida Community College will conduct Florida Ba-
sic Abilities Tests (FBAT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m., 1:30
p.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at NFCC Testing Center,
Building 16, on the Madison campus. FBAT is required for ac-
ceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement programs. Pho-
to ID required. Pre-registration is required. Info/registration:
850-973-9451.

Dec. 5-9
NFCC to hold Christmas at the Mansion
holiday open house
"Christmas Elegance" is the theme for this year's Christmas
at the Mansion holiday open house Dec. 5-9 at the North Flori-
da Community College Wardlaw-Smith-Goza (WSG) Confer-
ence Center in Madison. The NFCC Foundation, Inc. and the
Friends of the Mansion cordially invite the public to tour the
Mansion's upstairs and downstairs especially decorated for the
holidays. Tour hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Dec.
5-7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8; and 1-4 p.m., Sunday,
Dec. 9. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and ben-
efit the WSG Conference Center. The Mansion is also included
in the Historic Madison Christmas Tour of Homes Saturday,
Dec. 8. Info: Maria Greene. 85b-973-9432 or
greenem@nfcc.edu.

Dec. 6
NFCC's Jazz Ensemble to present Fall
Music Concert
North Florida Community College's Jazz Ensemble will per-
form its Fall Music Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 at Van
H. Priest Auditorium on the
Madison campus. The -
public is invited to at-
tend, free of charge, as
the Jazz Ensemble \
takes a musical trip
back to the 1970s
performing rendi- ..
tions of songs like .
"Respect" by Aretha
Franklin, "That's the Wa. -
of the World" by Earth
Wind and Fire, "Green
Onions" by Booker T and the
MGs, the theme song from Shaft
and more. New classes for the NFCC Jazz Ensemble, Sentinel
Singers and Community Chorus.begin January 2008. Info: Dr.
Rebecca Burkart, 850-973-1643 or music@nfcc.edu.

Dec. 6
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, Dec. 6 at 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 be-
fore testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Dec. 6
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Albany Tech at
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC campus
in Madison. Admission is free and the ptiblic is welcome and
encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609.;


AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or www.nfcc.edu and click on athlet-
ics.

Dec. 6
Suwannee County Legislative Delegation
Hearing in Live Oak
State Rep. Debbie Boyd (D-Newberry) and State Sen. Char-
lie Dean (R-Citrus) will hold a Suwannee County Legislative
Delegation Hearing at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Live
Oak City Council Meeting Room at City Hall, 101 SE White
Ave., Live Oak. Citizens and elected officials will have an op-
portunity to meet with their legislative delegation and discuss
issues, local bills and budget requests prior to the 2008 Leg-
islative Session. Info: 386-454-0803, 850-488-9835 or deb-
bie.boyd@myfloridahouse.gov.

Dec. 7
Dreamcatcher workshop
A dreamcatcher workshop will be held in Craft Square from
3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs. The traditional art of making a
dreamcatcher will be taught by Norman and Dian Blakeslee
using traditional materials, such as webbing, strings, beads and
feathers will be used to create a dreamcatcher. Each student
will take home a finished product with an explanation card that
tells the Indian Lore of the dreamcatcher. Cost: $20 adults; $15
children, includes park admission. All class supplies provided
by instructor. Info: 386-397-1920,.www.StephenFosterCSO.or-
gor www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Dec. 7
Free Gospel Concert in Lee
Free Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.
7 at Lee Worship Center Church, 397 Magnolia Drive, Lee.
The event is held every first Friday of'the month. Procefds
benefit the building fund of the church. Bring a covered dish,
meat will be provided. If you want to get on the show, call
Allen, 850-971-4135 home, or 850-673-9481 cell.

Register now!
Dec. 7-8
AARP Driver Safety Program
AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 9 a.m.-1
p.m., Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8 at Suwannee River Regional
Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. The eight-hour course
will help divers 50 years and older to improve their driving
skills and prevent accidents. There are no tests. Course pre-
sented through group discussion and video tape. Insurance dis-
counts in most cases, check with your insurance agent. Fee:
$10. Make check payable to AARP. Info/registration: Richard
Buffington, 386-364-5985.

Dec. 8
St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies yard
and bake sale
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Busy Hands for-Babies yard
and bake sale will be held from 7 a.m. 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec.
8 inside the parish hall at 1391 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak,
across from Garden Club. If you have something to donate,
please call Sister Maria Ann, 386-362-6926.

Dec. 8
Festive lighting of the park with evening
concert bonfire
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs invites the public to celebrate the holiday from 5-9
p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Christmas Festival of Lights begins
with an evening concert bonfire and festive lighting of the park
as part of White Springs' Annual Christmas Parade. Donations
of canned goods' or new toys required as park admission are
distributed to local charity. Info: 386-397-1920, www.Stephen-
FosterCSO.orgor www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Dec. 8
Dreancatcher workshop
A dreamcatcher workshop will be held in Craft Square from
10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 8 at Stephen Foster Folk Cul-


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ture Center State Park in White Springs. The traditional art of
making a dreamcatcher will be taught by Norman and Dian
Blakeslee using traditional materials, such as webbing, strings,
beads and feathers will be used to create a dreamcatcher. Each
student will take home a finished product with an explanation
card that tells the Indian Lore of the dreamcatcher. Cost: $20
adults; $15 children, includes park admission. All class sup-
plies provided by instructor. Info: 386-397-1920,
www.StephenFosteICSO.orgor
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Dec. 8
High Springs Farmers Market to host
"Art in the Park"
High Springs Farmers Market will host "Art in the Park"
featuring local artists from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 in
James Paul Park. The park entrance is located at the comer of
NW 2nd Avenue and Main Street, at the heart of the downtown
business district. Artists interested in participating should con-
tact Market Manager Sharon Yeago. The Market features local-
ly produced fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, trees, shrubs,
flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods and many other agricultural
products. Info: 386-454-3950, Sharon@yeago.net, or
www.city.highsprings.com.

Dec. 8
Craft demonstrations during Christmas of
Festival Lights
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs invites the public to join the fun in Craft Square for
craft demonstrations during Christmas Festival of Lights from
9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Demonstrations include: corn
grinding, weaving, woodworking, aromatherapy, pottery and
jewelry marking, calligraphy, stain glass, gourd art, dream-
catchers, walking sticks and pysanka. A make and take Christ-
mas ornament for those visitors who wish to participate will be
done by Nancy Traver. Enjoy the selection of candles, toys,
jewelry, books, food, music and wonderful crafts by Florida
artists and take advantage of the extended hours at Cousin
Thelma Bolton's Gift Shop. until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. admis-
sion is the donation of canned goods or unwrapped new toys.
Info: 386-397-1920, www.StephenFosterCSO.orgor
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Dec. 8
NFCC to hold informational meeting for
earning teaching certificate
Interested in becoming a teacher? Already have a college de-
gree? Then let North Florida Community College's (NFCC)
Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) help build your career.
The meeting will be held Sat-
urday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at 10
a.m. in the NFCC General
Classrooms Building (Build-
ing 8, Room 1) to provide
prospective applicants with in-
formation about the steps nec-
essary to earn a teaching cer-
tificate. Info: 850-973-9455
or brownd@nfcc.edu.

Dec. 8-9
Quail Heights 33rd
annual Two-Man
Best Ball
Tournament
Quail Heights Country
Club, 161 SW Quail Heights
Terrace, Lake City is pleased
to host the 33rd annual Two-
Man Best Ball on Saturday-
Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Entry fee:
$74 for members; $90 non-
members. Format: 36-hole
best ball with gross and net
winners. There will also be an
optional Skins Game. Info/en-
try form: Carl, 386-752-3339,
carl@quailheights.com or
http://www.quailheights.com. ,

Dec. 9
Dreamcatcher
workshop
A dreamcatcher workshop
will be held in Craft Squafe
from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9
at Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park in White
Springs. The traditional art of
making a dreamcatcher will be
taught by Norman and Dian
Blakeslee using traditional
materials, such as webbing,
strings, beads and feathers will
be used to create a dream-
catcher. Each student will take
home a finished product with
an explanation card that tells
the Indian Lore of the dream-
catcher. Cost: $20 adults; $15 I
children, includes park admis- *


sion. All class supplies provid-
ed by instructor. Info: 386- -40.
397-1920, www.StephenFos-
terCSO.orgor www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Dec. 10
NFCC will conduct '.
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community


College will conduct TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at
5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at NFCC Testing Center, Building 16,
on the Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into
vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registra-
tion is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.

Register now!
Deadline Dec. 10
NFCC Foundation, Inc. to award five
one-time $500 scholarships
North Florida Community College Foundation, Inc. will
award $500 one-time scholarships to five newly enrolled or
readmitted students for the spring, term beginning Monday,
Jan. 7, 2008. Deadline for consideration is Monday, Dec. 10.
Selection will be by random drawing on Friday, Dec. 14. Info:
Mary Ann Wheeler, 850-973-1605, email wheelerm@nfcc.edu
or Rutherford at 850-973-9414 or email rutherfordg@nfcc.edu.

Register now!
Dec. 10-13
Florida Trail Association members to hold
backpacking trip
Join Florida Trail Associa-
tion members Monday-Thurs-
day, Dec. 10-13 for a back-
packing trip. Hike part of the
Florida National Scenic Trail
along the banks of the Suwan-
nee River for approximately
36 miles, taking 3 nights and
4 days. A shuttle will be pro-
vided back to the starting
point. You will need your own
gear. Trip starts in Stephen
Foster Cultural Center in
White Springs, ending in Gib- -
son Park in Hamilton County. _
Info/confirmation: RJ and -' "
Stephanie Sikora, 386-208- .
1381.

Dec. 11
"Hope Share" Grief Support Group to
meet
"Hope Share" Grief Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Sheriff's Office on Duval Street, Live
Oak. All are welcome who would like to meet others experi-
encing the loss of a loved one.


Dec. 11


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, Dec. 11 at
NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 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.

Dec. 11-12
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC) will conduct
GED tests at 6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12 at NFCC
Technical Center on the Madison campus. Photo ID required,
preparation courses are free. There is a fee for test. Pre-regis-
tration required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-1629.

Dec. 12
NFCC will conduct Florida Basic Abilities
Tests (FBAT)
North Florida Community College will conduct Florida Ba-
sic Abilities Tests (FBAT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 at NFCC Testing Center,
Building 16, on the Madison campus. FBAT is required for ac-
ceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement programs. Pho-
to ID required. Pre-registration is required. Info/registration:
850-973-9451.

Dec. 13
NFCC will conduct College Placement
Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 5 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 13 at NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison
campus. Persons taking the tests will be required to register in
NFCC Student Services 24 hours before testing. Info/registra-
tion: 850-973-9451.

Dec. 13
SHS Band Boosters
meeting
Suwannee High School (SHS) Band
Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday,
0 / Dec. 13 in the band room at Suwannee High
School, Live Oak. SHS Band Boosters meet
second Thursday of each month.

Dec. 13
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NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays South
Georgia Tech at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at home. All
home games are played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on
the NFCC campus in Madison. Admission is free and the pub-
lic is welcome and encouraged to attend. Info:' 850-973-1609
or email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant
coach Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.

Dec. 13
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays ABAC at 6
p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at home. All home games are played
in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC campus in
Madison. Admission is free and the public is welcome and en-
couraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609,
AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or www.nfcc.,edu and click on athlet-
ics.

Register now!
Dec. 13-14
IFIRST classes offered in Live Oak
Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness (FCPHP) at
University of South Florida College of Public Health offers In-
termediate Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Train-
ing (IFIRST) classes from 8-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, Dec. 13-
14 at Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US 129 South, Live Oak.
The two-day program focuses on two pathogens GI Illness
and Avian Influenza and is recommended for those who may
serve an epidemiology surge role, are on regional Strike
Teams, or simply have an interest in improving their epi field
investigation techniques! Prerequisite: Basic Epidemiology .
(online program). Contact Balaji Ramadoss at
bramados@health.usf.edu. IFIRST program description and
registration information:
http://www.fcphp.usf.edu/courses/course/course.asp?c=IFIRST
78SUW. Info: Pam Price at pprice@health.usf.edu.

Dec. 15
Birding walk at Suwannee River State
Park
Friends of Suwannee River State Park will hold a birding
walk Saturday, Dec. 15 at Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; meet at park 8 a.m.; bring water, binoculars
and favorite bird ID book; wear comfortable shoes or boots.
Park entrance fees apply. Info: Membership Chair Walter
Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net or 386-362-
2746, fosrsp@surfbest.net.


Dec. 18
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC) will
meet
SS Suwannee Elementary School
(SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet
o at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.
18 in the media center at
SES, 1748 South '
Ohio/Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, Live
g sOak. All interested parties are wel-
Scome to attend.

Dec. 18
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, Dec. 18 at
NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the Madison campus.
TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is required.c
Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.

Dec. 19
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Live Oak and Branford on the third
Wednesday of every month so the people of Suwannee County
have the opportunity to personally discuss issues concerning
them. Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues relating to various federal
agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff is
available for those who are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee offices. Office hours with Con-
gressman Boyd's staff this month will be Wednesday, Dec. 19,
from 9:30 a.m.-ll:30 a.m., Live Oak City Hall, Live Oak and
from 1-2:30 p.m., Town Hall, Branford.

Thru Dec. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Dec. 28 on Brown
Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238, CR 135, Turner Road,
SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road, CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR 132, CR 136,
CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250, CR 252, CR 349, CR
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143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, CR 146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton County.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn
tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license
laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver's li-
cense laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all mo-
torists.

Dec. 29
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Pasco Heman-
do at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC campus
in Madison. Admission is free and the public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609,
AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.

Dec. 31
Peace at Last celebration
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs invites the public to celebrate the New Year at 1 p.m.,
Monday, Dec. 31 with a peaceful gathering among friends for a
carillon concert and poetry readings on the banks of the Suwan-
nee River. Free with paid park admission. Fees: Regular park
admission of $4 per vehicle (limit 8 people per vehicle). Info:
386-397-1920, www.StephenFosterCSO.orgor www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Jan. 1, 2008
New Years Day hike
Join Friends of Suwanne River State Park members at 9 a.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 for the 4th annual 12-mile hike at the
park located US 90 West of Live Oak. Start the New Year out
ivith a healthy choice. Meet at the Suwannee River State Park
parking lot. Bring water, lunch and wear comfortable shoes or
boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info: 850-971-5354 or 386-
362-2746 or e-mail fosrsp@surfbest.net.

Jan. 4, 2008
Free Gospel Concert in Lee
Free Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4,
2008 at Lee Worship Center Church, 397 Magnolia Drive, Lee.
The event is held every first Friday of the month. Proceeds ben-
efit the building fund of the church. Bring a covered dish, meat
will be provided. If you want to get on the show, call Allen,
850-971-4135 home, or 850-673-9481 cell.

Jan. 5, 2008
Bluegrass Pickin in Trenton
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin will be held at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Otter.Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW
80th Ave., Trenton. It is free to the public. Info: Cloud Haley,
toll-free 800-990-5410.

Jan. 5, 2008
First Saturday Coffeehouse
The First Saturday Coffeehouse will be held at 7 p.m., Satur-
day, May 5 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in
White Springs. Songs, stories, music or poetry may be per-
formed at this open stage night held in the park auditorium.
Coffee and desserts available for sale. Fees: This event is free!
Info: 386-397-4331 or www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfos-
ter.

Visit now!
Thru Jan. 6, 2008
Florida Museum presents "Megalodon:
Largest Shark that Ever Lived"
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville pre-
sents "Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived" thru Jan. 6,
2008. Visitors enter a full-size sculpture of Megalodon through
massive jaws and learn about when it lived, why it vanished
and shark conservation today. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.


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Disney Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-piece
play sets.
Surface paints on the play sets contain
excessive levels of lead, violating the
federal lead paint standard. The recalled
play set consists of 23 pieces including:
either a white or black baby doll and
assorted Winnie-the-Pooh themed items
such as a diaper bag, blanket, playpen,
highchair, swing, stroller, and carrying
bags.

Children's Toys Decorating Sets
Surface paint on the back of the recalled
mirror contains excessive levels of lead,
violating the federal lead paint standard.
These Totally Me! Funky Room Decor
Sets are designed to make various room
decor projects and includes a clock, clock
movement, satin fabric, round box, door
hanger, mirror, paper mirror frame, glitter
glue, sticker sheet, foam shapes, sequins,
seed beads, elastic cord, fabric flowers, and
gem stones. The part containing the lead is
the mirror.


Curious George Plush Dolls
Surface paint on the toy's plastic face and construction hat contain excessive
levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard. The recall
involves Curious George 12-inch plush dolls with a plastic face. The dolls
are dressed to represent five various themes: birthday, fireman, sweet
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Magnetic Game Pieces sold with "Cars" Themed Backpacks
Small magnets inside the four game pieces that were sold with the "Cars" backpack can fall /
our of their plastic enclosure. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or
aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and
cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.


Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks
Surface paint on the blue block contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead
paint standard. The recall involves the blue block included with the Baby Einstein Discover
& Play Color Blocks. The blocks are made of sof t textures and come in different colors.
Only date codes of GE7, GF7, and GG7 are included in this recall.
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The recall involves 2007 model year, multi-speed bicycles with 26-inch, 24-inch or 20-
inch wheels. The "Howler" was sold in black (model K3587, boy's model), blue (model
K4587, men's model), and red (model K6587, men's model). The "Highland" was sold in
white (model K4597, women's model) and blue (model K6597, women's model). The
name "Howler" or "Highland" is printed on the frame of the bicycle, and the name
"Huffy" is on the front of the frame. Model numbers are located on a label on the bottom
of the frame where the crank is attached to the bicycle.,


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LIVE OAK HEALTH FOOD
I started this business because health food really helped me and I wanted to help others. Here is a tip: *This technique
may help you survive a heart attack when alone.* Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without
help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before
losing consciousness. *What to do??* Do not panic, but start coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath
should be taken before each cough, the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside
the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the
heart is felt to be beating normally again.


SSUWANNEE EVENT & PARTY RENTAL
We started this business because we felt it would be a great, creative asset to the community to be able to
offer an event & party rental store right here in Live Oak instead of having to drive to a larger city for
your party rental needs. We offer the complete party package to delight your guests with such items as
Shedding accessories, archways, candelabras, tents, stages, tables. chairs dance floors, portable bars,
linens, tableware, bounce rides, cooling systems, concession equipment and concession products. Best of
" all we deliver the items and setup the tent at your door, so your pre-party work is hassle free.


SUNBELT CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE
Located on US 90 West opened March 5, 2007. They have made many renovations, added new equipment
and have a new service department. Dennis Conway is the general manager and Bryon Cribbs is general
sales manager. Sunbelt Chrysler Jeep Dodge has an all new, expanded inventory added weekly with a
bigger selection of quality used vehicles. Sunbelt Chrysler Jeep Dodge has new owners and new
employees. They believe in treating people right by giving their customers courteous, professional service
before and after the sale.


NEW LIFE BIBLE BOOKSTORE
We passionately believe that everything people need to know to be successful in every area of life and to have a
*magnificent marriage and to have a fantastic life has already been written in books all people have to do is
read. That's why we moved to Live Oak in January 1st, 2007 and bought New Life Bible Bookstore to provide
the resources for people who want more than an average life and an average marriage. Owning a Christian
bookstore in south Florida for more than 23 years, we know first hand that when people feed their faith, their
faith produces life abundantly.


JW HILL & ASSOCIATES
J.W. Hill & Associates is owned by local resident John Hill, who previously worked as an
industrial arts instructor at Suwannee High School for 11 years. John received his auction
training from Florida Auctioneer Academy and was an apprentice auctioneer under Mr. J.L.
Todd of Todd Auction Company, Rome, GA. John is a 1969 graduate of Branford High School
and attended Florida State University where he graduated in 1973 with a degree in industrial
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Lik L'LIvNM IIN A PRAKh IrIAcre,ior t LUINICKLNtIIUI N njo) peace
granddadd, oAk --urround 2"42 sq ft of mind living on a full acre in a gated
hiore Aii 3 bedroom. 2 baths Nea commurnry New home aith granite
paint. carpel and great ,rap around coumrjenop'.. tuiled ceibngs. mce screen
p.,,:h tLS 5496-1 Call Tin.a Shafter bs-k pxrch Reduced to $299 900 Call
3%.755.-4.-.4 Linmda Roddernbern 386-59li-0275
LAND AND MORE!
FORECLOSURE 4 bedroorn moble hoe inm 3/2 DOLBLEWIDE o '3 are North of Lake
.,;d ,hape ,.t Wet ,:.f L.ake Ci, no fr Ln:.m Cir GXJd bumy at 4 .OO NILS 6b2'LM Call Kayv
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GREAT INVESTMENT STAR HOE, OR
VACATION TREAr Well kept home and yard.
Nice quiet neighborhood, just up the street from
the river. New roof and A/C in May of 2005.
Nice front and back deck. Road on two sides of
property. MLS #54904 $70,000


VERY NICE 2/2 home on 2+ acres Lois of large oak and pecan trees. FIRST TIME OFFERED! Rare opportunity to buN a delightful almost
Split floor plan includes solid oak cabinets in the kitchen \\ center island neo\ 3'2 D\IMH on 5 acres foi only $130J.001 Perfect location on a
that has seating for si\. Solid core doors throughout Huge 31A40 couple of miles front Dowlihng P.ilk Call Carolin Spilatore. 20-.425-
workshop/garage 5190.,.100 Call Pant Wolfe, 208-3030 MNLSH602S I MLSt61129


NEAR ITCHTUCKNEE...4 2 2000 Homes of Merit. large kitchen,
den.'ofice. split bedrooms. being sold full furnished; on four acres in
Forest Land Subdiuision S119,900 Call Glenda McCall, 208-5244
NLS#I52840
JUST THE PERFECT FIT- This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is on [lie
edge of the city limits. Has playroom for kids, office & nice back porch
area with carport. 5200.000. Call Ronnie Poole for information 208-
3175 MLSH62202
LOI ESTATES.... JUST REDUCED! Good location, not far fiom
Live Oak. Quiet & peaceful and ready' for you to build your new home
on. Starting at $50,000. Owntier financing available. Call Ric Dono\ an.
590-1298. MLS#59563
UNIQUE PROPERTY- 2004 2 story home on 1+ ac. 1.'1 with a full
loft upstairs. Garage- LR. DR, Kit, utility. 1 BR,I BA downstairs, huge
lotf up stairs Less than 3 miles to iown. $165,000. Call Rhonda Miller.
362-4169 NLS#60569
FIVE ACRES on paed road. near tomin. Restricted to 1.500 sq.ft.
home $65.000. Call Ronnie Poole. 362-4539. NMLS#52028


O\-N YOUR OWN BUSINESS- Tlis Sub sandwich shop is located
near the courthouse. Great location. For -.,ale '$122.500 Call Ronnie
Poole for details 208-31 5 NMLS6'h2050)
UNIQUE. 20 ac. horse properr'. fenced, cioss & electric fenced, fully
enclosed 4 stall, horse bhin, and 4--2 MF home. Price reduced
$339.,)00 Call Glenda McCall. 2tni-5244I MLS#61637
23 ACRES of countrN hting on ri poaed load CR 320)- near Mayo.
Enjo:, this quite coutui, acreage. '.$129.900. Call Sherrel McCall. 66S-
'7563 MLS#62465
\T.RV PRETTY 10 acres, MOL. secluded and private with plaited
pine- in McAlpin. Great buy $60.9001. Call Syl'ia Newell, 362-5575
NILS#56558
JUST REDUCED. 13+ *c. iiiiii-estate makes relaxing easy w! ranch
style antique biick (metal rooft', 3 3 2'48 sqil formal LA. DR. ftiamily
room w* FP. den, screened bat.k porch, fenced pastUires, large pole barn
Al' trce-. $319.000. Call Glenda McCall. 208-5244 MLS#60024
CAN YOU TOP THIS? 4.2, 2005. 1800 sqft split floor plan, FP,


Intercom, stereo. I+ ac lust outside of city limits- convenient to
JUST REDUCED! 20 ACRES with a 2.2 farmhouse. Located between everything. Modern design concrete dri\e. fenced. All stainless steel
Live Oak and Lake City. This would be perfect for a small farm or appliances. Huge master bath with uge valk in show'e Asking
ranch. Quaint older outbuildings could be salvaged for the lumber or $239,000 Call Rhonda Miller, 362-4169. MLS#57675
repaired for storage. $159,500. Call Patti Wolfe. 208-3030. '. .'
MLS#59880 '' ... ..


S, irt11 l ,(WLA ^M -fIM iiAUTIF UL tuirnof01t Centlury FHone. High ceilings, crown tiolding,
RIVERFRONT: 4 acres on the magnifcent Suwd'nnee River. These hwo hardwood floors, and 3 fireplaces. Large finil too0111, spctIous kilchen,
lots both have septic tanks, one w, well & electric. To be sold together, and ant attached 16. x 2f workshop. Outside enjoy the pool, spa, and court
also camper included. Quiet & secluded, possible owner finance. yard. $279,000 C"all Sherc all, .-7563M ,295
$199,000, Call Sylia Ne%%ell. 362-5575. MLStN62196 Via 9olu r website to

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i-amiiy picnic pavilion, Kids playhouse,
greenhouse, workshop, and horse barn. Large
kitchen/dining area with fireplace, nice
hardwood floors. City utilities & deep well for
irrigation. Mature trees and blooming shrubs.
Inside city limits and walking distance to park,
grocery store & bank. Paved road frontage.
subdividable 1 dwelling per 1/2 acre. MLS#
61960 $224,900


15 ACE l Ti dy yar dwtih two security
lights. Neat and tidy SWMH. Completely B I.I-----
furnished and includes all appliances and water,' C r T iU
softener. Great screened front porch. Clean I 04 acres .n rural area near the Suwarnee
10x10 storage shed. Handicapped River in Latayette County. Wooded, wair some
ramp/entrance. Area abounds with deer, turkey large oak irees MLSi56817 $15,000. Ask for
and other wildlife. Property backs up to 32,000 Heather Neill.
acre Royal Gorge Hunt Club. Septic tank just
pumped, A great buy at $145,000! MLS
#56204,'


LAMrME.. .F iiuely ueuu oiusiutaml v rluyin
across the street from the Suwannee River.
Convenient to Branford and Lake City; only
about 45 minutes to Gainesville. Quiet area,
near the end of a cul-de-sac. $45,000. MLS
#61233 (Additional one-acre lot adjacent to this
property is also available. Ask about MLS
#61232.)


PRIME LOT NEAR PICKETT LAKE This is 5
acre lot with paved frontage In a excellent area.
Cleared and ready for your site-built or new
mobile home. Quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
Good school system. Additional adjacent lots
available, $45,000 MLS#62234

VERY UNIQUE, GETIWO PARCELS M
ONE! 3.28 acres total. The first parcel Is .46
acres that fronts the Suwannee River. The
second parcel is 2.82 acres directly across
the road, Both have nice large trees,
$97,000 MLS #62638


with irontage on otiae highway, aitu planiiu in
young pines, thiIs a prime investment
property. Would also make an excellent home
site. No deed restrictions. MLS # 61082
$65,000
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CABI Located on beautiful 42 acres. Cabin
needs some TLC. Approx. 18 acres in planted
pines; balance in natural woods. Property
backs up to 3,200 acre Royal Gorge Hunt Club.
Cabin is located near the back of the property;
area around cabin Is cleared. Power pole and
well; fenced on three sides. Located just
outside of Mayo. $315,000 MLS#63465. Ask for
Dorothy Neill.

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Pets for Sale
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YORKIE PUPPIES Avail. 1st wk of
Dec. AKC registered, Males $800,
Females $1000. Health Certificates
& Shots.Will hold for Christmas
w/deposit. 386-776-2865
Feed & Seed
ALFALFA HAY
Number 1 horse quality,
$20.00/balle. Rob at 386-963-4228
Miscellaneous
REMINGTON 30-06 pump model
760 Gamemaster. 4X scope, leather
sling, 2 clips, 2 boxes of shells and
case. $550. 386-938-4756 before 5
pm.
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22553 88th St L/O. Yd Tractor, 42"
Lawn Sweep, 3 Wheel Chariot, Alum
Ext Ladder, Hsewrs, Hot Wheels
33rpm record coil, -386-658-2367
Boats/Supplies
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Duplexes for Rent
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
IN LIVE OAK, FL.
1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom. Within City,
Limits. $475.00 And Up. 386-365-
0697.
Houses for Rent
$RENT/OWN$
Jennings 3/2 $675 (2 Acres)
Dowling Park/Mayo 4/2 $750 (1Acre)
O'Brien 3/2 $750 (2 Acres)
24 Hr Info Line
866-877-8661 Ext 207
HOUSE FOR RENT OR SALE-NEW
3bd/2ba with garage, on 225th Rd.
near Dowling Park. $850/mth.For
Sale $190,000 possible owner
financing. Call 609-268-6655.
Mobile Homes for Rent
DOUBLE WIDE FOR RENT 3bd/2ba
near Dowling Park on 10 acres,
fenced. All appliances furnished
including w/d. Den w/fireplace No
inside pets. Avail Jan 2008. $900 mo
1st, last & security. 386-658-2111

FirstDay
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2Bd/2Ba Newer, Close to town off 90
W. Nice Yard, nice front deck. $600
mo, 1st, and $500 Sec to move in.
386-590-1930
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 4/2 N.
of Jasper $600 mo. $1550 to get in.
2/1 in Live Oak $400 mo $1150 to
get in. 3/1.5 Available soon Live Oak.
386-688-0458
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SINGLE WIDE, 3bdrm/1.5bath on
1/2 acre, storage building, front &
back porch, newly remodeled,
$500/mo. plus 1st, last & security
dep. 386-362-7440 or 386-362-
1659 or 386-364-8862 cell phone
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SWMHs-2 available in Live Oak, FL.
3BD/2BA. 1st mo rent & last to move
in. Call 386-938-5657 for more info.


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SWMH FOR RENT Small 3bd/1lba.
"$475/mth plus deposit. Includes
some utilities. Ideal for single person.
Located near 16th St & Nobles Ferry
Rd. On 20 acres. Call 904-261-5034.

Office Space for Rent
Office or Rental space, 1000sq ft
mol, 9667 129 s. unit b. Reception
area & 3 spaces for offices, storage
& AC/heat. Adjacent to "Play it Again
Sports". $450.00 mth 352-376-0080

OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT. Located
in Live Oak for rent. For further
information call Poole Realty at 386-
209-1766

Homes for Sale

FirstDay
HOUSE BRICK, 2400 sq, 1 acre lot
in Foxboro, 4Bd/2Ba, fireplace, wood
floors through out, newly remodeled.
$195,000 contact 386-688-1142 or
386-209-1903.

Mobile Homes for Sale

FirstDay
MOBILE HOME HAND', MAN
SPECIAL. 3Bd/2Ba DW on 5
gorgeous oak shaded acres. Owner
financing NO DOWN PAYMENT Only
$719 mo, Total $69,900. 352-215-
1018

DWMH FOR SALE brand new 28 X.
48 w/large deck on .5 acre lot in City
of Mayo. Serious buyers only. Call
386-294-1122


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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1) Off CR 249: 1/2 Acre. Corner
lot with a 3/2 CH/AC DW mobile
home, kitchen furnished, 12x24
screen porch, 1,660 sq. ft.,
carport $98,000.
(2) CR 51: Nice four acre tract on
CR 51 with trees fenced, good
area. Reduced to sell at $49,500.
(3) Jasper: 416 Vickers Court, 3
or 4 bedroom, 3 bath CH/AC
brick home on nine lot. Good
area. $196,000.
(4) Dowling Park: 5 acre wooded
on paved road. Good buy @
$49,900.
(5) 161st Road: 9.82 acres in grass
with some nice trees with a 3/4
bedroom, .3-1/2 bath, CH/AC
home with fireplace, kitchen
furnished, containing
approximately 2350 sq. ft. heated
area, 10'x30' storage, good area.
$283,900.
(6) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(7) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. $49,900.
(8) Jasper, FL: Nice 3 BR brick
home in excellent condition,
kitchen furnished will work for
S.H.I.P. $89,900.
(9) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road with
107 ft. on water, elevation survey
buildable, good buy @ $72,000.
(10) Suwannee River: Two
wooded lots with 200 ft on the
water, 2 ac. with 4" well septic
and mobile home. Good elevation
Price Reduced $165,000.
(11) Dowling Park Area: 1 acre
+- on corner of two paved road
with a 3/2 CH/AC brick home,
containing approximately 12x30
sq. ft. under roof. Priced to sell @
$89,900.
(12) Off CR 349: 10 acres wooded
with CH&AC log home with
30'x40' pole barn, kitchen
furnished, washer & dryer,
10'xl2' storage. Good area.
Reduced to $175,000.
(13) Off CR 247: 10 Acres on
paved road, fenced on 3 sides.


Good location $99,900.
(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) 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.
(16) Off US 129 South: 13.2 acres
near city on paved road in grass,
fenced, nice pond. Priced to sell at
$8,995 per acre.
(17) Live Oak Area: New 3
bedroom, 2 bath CH/AC home,
kitchen furnished, parking pad,
sewer & water, will work for
S.H.I.P. 100% financing. Only
$112,500.
(18) Peacock Lake: Two lot one
on the lake the other lakeview.
$79,900 for both.
(19) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure.
Priced to sell at $39,500.
(20) Hidden Oaks: 2-1/2 acres
with a 3/2 CH/AC home
constructed in 2005 count. approx.
1320 sq. ft., kitchen furnished.
$155,000.
(21) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at $195,000.
(22) Off C.R. 255: 40 acres in 16
year slash pine on good road.
Priced to sell at $4,500 per acre.
(23) Off US 129 South: 11.56
acres with a 3/2 CH/AC DWMH
cont. approx. 1500 sq. ft.
$198,200.
(24) Dowling Park Area: 16.8
acres on paved road, wooded with
some grass. Priced to sell at
$135,000.
(25) Suwannee River: 4
contiguous lots on the water each
with 100' frontage, good county
road. Have 100 year flood. Good
buy @ $60,000 per lot.
(26) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2
home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished,
carport. $83,250. 402628-F


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people who can NOT GET BANK
FINANCING Example: NEW 4
Bd/2Ba DOUBLEWIDE home using
your paid for land as equity ZERO
DOWN and $789 per mo. 386-365-
8549.

Acreage
FirstDay
ACREAGE IN DOWLING PARK 5
acres, Well, Septic, & Power
Beautifully wooded, paved road
frontage, additl acreage avail. Owner
financing, NO DOWN PAYMENT
Only $719 mo. $69,900 total. 352-
215-1018
OWNER FINANCE
3/2 DWMH with family room addition.
on 1 acre. 7852 137th PI. Live Oak,
FL Call 386-867-0048.
Help Wanted
FirstDay
ACCOUNTING
Local service company seeks
experienced person in accounts
receivable, collections, computers
and answering phones. Full-time with
benefits. Send resume to: A.R.D. PO
Box 228 O'Brien, FL 32071
ASSISTANT MGR and DRIVERS
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Live Oak delivery drivers Evening
hours. Great pay! Flexible hours.
Cash paid daily!! Call 386-364-8030
FirstDay
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-FOR RENT-
2 or 3 BR
Singlewide
mobile home,
Central H/A.
First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer &
garbage included.
No pets.
386-330-2567
324485-F


Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Finmanced

by owner.

Ask for

Larry Olds.


386-362-2720


BOOKKEEPER
SREC- Administrative Office

General Responsibilities: The
incumbent, will process financial
transactions of the organization on
the General Ledger computer
system, perform audit and checking
functions in accordance with
instructions, issue vendor payments
and travel reimbursements as
necessary and prepare and issue
financial reports as directed.

Submit Resume to: Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc., P.O. Box 70,
Live Oak, FL 32064

Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for employment.
Should special accommodations be
necessary, please call 386-362-
4115-Voice/TDD

Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
OPEN

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED
For regional and over the road
positions. Minimum of 2 years
experience and clean CDL. Driver's
home every weekend during
seasonal freight, every 10 days
during off season. Late model
Peterbilts and Freightliners. Average
salary $50K to $60K. Call 386-364-
3250 or 386-590-1980.

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/DN/M/F
TELEMARKETING
SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Ideal candidate will have previous
experience with outbound B2B sales.
Must have excellent telephone sales
and communication skills. Individual
must be enthusiastic, out going,
competitive, have excellent computer
skills and be able to perform in a
fast-paced environment. Medical and
Dental insurance available. Closed
all major holidays, competitive salary.
DFW
Fax resume to: 386-758-4523


Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for
Larry Olds

386-362-2720
324377-F


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
324d644-F


PRICE REDUCED
Was Asking $136,000

NOW $119,000

Completely remodeled 3 bedroom,
2 bath 1,545 sq. ft. home on 2 1/4 city

lots. Fenced in yard with storage
building, double carport. Move in

ready with washer, dryer, freezer
and many more extras a must see.

410 Santa Fe St.
Live Oak, FL
Call anytime 364-5045 404130-F


DISPATCHER POSITIONS
AVAILABLE

Large Mfg Co ,looking for
dispatchers....telemarketing
experience a PLUSI We need
HIGHLY MOTIVATED people that are
looking for a challenge This is a fast
paced environment and will require
long hours. You must possess good
communication skills, have an
outgoing personality, be able to cold-
call truck- lines, handle multi-line
phone system, have computer
(Windows 95 +, Excel, and Word)
and basic office equipment
experience.
Fax resume to: 386-758-4523

MAINTENANCE MAN WANTED
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 33Q-2567

FirstDay
DRIVER WANTED Sm. trucking
company. Looking for OTR truck
driver. Must have clean MVR/record.
3 yrs exp. Refs required. Doesn't
mind multiple stops/no NE. Call 386-
963-3153.


EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE
New to Lake City or Live Oak? Tried
of looking for work on your own?
Positions are available.
INDUSTRIAL/ all Shifts, must be
able to lift up to 701bs Drug Screens
& Background Checks.
CLERICAL/ All Levels
Fax resume to 386-755-7911 or
Call 386-755-1991 for an appt.
WAL-STAF Personnel

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST
wanted full time. Looking for a
friendly, energetic, organized and
computer-sawy person. .Will
primarily be assisting with customer
service, data entry, payroll and some
bookkeeping. Must be familiar with
computers, and multitasking. Please
forward your resume to P.O. Box 58,
Mayo, FL 32066.


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MULTI- COUNTY ESTIMATOR Autos for Sale
Salary: Open


General Responsibilities:
Determine home repairs. to be
preformed on homes, work with
contractors and clients, write
purchase orders, preform final
inspections.

Qualifications: High School
Education, experience in
construction industry desirable.

Special Qualifications:
(1) Bondable
(2) Must have valid Florida Driver's
License
(3) Must have valid vehicle insurance
and dependable transportation.
(4) Must be a resident of the
S.R.E.C., Inc. service area

Submit: Resume to Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc.,
P.O. Box 70, Live Oak, Florida 32064
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Deadline: December 5th, 2007

CALL
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MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 2000
75,000 miles. Silver, one owner.
Excellent Condition. $5900. 4 door,
A/C, cassette player. 2 new tires. Call
386-362-2453


Trucks for Sale
MAZDA B-3000 PICKUP 1994 Extra
Cab, Cold Air, AM/FM, 5 Speed, V-6,
No Rust, Runs real good, New tires,
New battery. Call 386-330-0343 or
772-532-5364.


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DANIELCRAPP 164 N. W. Madliso SirMt, Suite 102
Sagncy. Inc. P.O 0. So 3659
Lake City, FL 3255
Offlcr: (800) 805-7566
Fax: (386)75-5196
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LAND AVAILABLE AT UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICES
Owner/Broker
5 ACRE parcels on paved road near Dowling Park $49,000 limited number
available
5 ACRE parcels west of Live Oak on paved road $79,500 MLS #55171.
1935 ACRES located west of Live Oak, ideal country homesite, only $5,950 per acre
- MLS#55199
10 ACRE PARCELS on paved road in Union 'County close t-o Providence with
scattered pines, convenient to Lake City and Gainesville $7,500 per-acre
67.9 ACRES UNION COUNTY open land with paved and graded road frontage -
ideal homesite $5,500 per acre
237 (+/-) ACRES UNION COUNTY farm with old farmhouse, pecan orchard and
thinned planted pines. Land use permits 1 dwelling unit per acre on a portion of
property. $5,000 per acre
612.80 ACRES UNION COUNTY located close to Palestine Lake with planted
pines of various ages, improvements include small brick home and pole barn. $5,000
per acre owner will divide with.price adjustment
For more information on these properties and others in our inventory, call
BAYNARD WARD, CHUCK DAVIS or KATRINA BLALOCK at 1-800-805-7566.
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Call 362-3110.
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DRIVERS- DON'T MISS THIS Special Sign-On Bonus
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$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
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HUD Vouchers Welcome!
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Accessible Apartments
(QddW 0 705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
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Save your four-legged friend


Being prepared can help
save a pet's life, says
veterinarian.

By Dustin Shipman
CNHI News Service

JOPLIN, Mo. Being
prepared for a medical
emergency can sometimes
make all the difference in
the world. However, in
preparing for an
emergency, family pets are
often overlooked. Dr. Ben
Leavens, a veterinarian at
Main Street Pet Care in
Joplin, Mo., said the
majority of accidents he
sees with animals are
things that could have
been prevented. "Being hit
by a car is the one thing
we see most often, and
also a lot of injuries from
dog fights," Leavens said.
"Also, we see a lot of
ingestions of medicines
and other things they
shouldn't eat." There are
simple and easy steps pet
owners can take that can
save the life of a family
dog or cat when an
accident happens, he said.
Protect yourself
One of the most important
things to keep in mind
when dealing with an
injured animal is to know
how to protect yourself
while helping the animal.
Leavens said that when
animals are injured, they
can sometimes
unintentionally hurt
someone who is trying to
help them. "Animals have
claws, and they can bite
and scratch," Leavens
said. The best way to
avoid getting an injury
from a large animal like a
dog, he said, is to wrap


gauze around the animal's
nose making sure it's
snug, but not too tight.
Then, wrap the same piece
of gauze under the dog's
nose and back behind its
ears, where it should be
tied. Leavens also said it is
a good idea to wrap a cat
or a dog in a blanket or
towel to avoid being
scratched.
Stop the bleeding
The next thing to do,
according to Leavens, is to
assess your pet to find out
what is wrong. "If they are
still eating and drinking,
then it isn't too terribly
bad and it can wait till
later," he said. "If they are
bleeding, the bleeding
needs to be stopped."
Gauze and bandages are a
useful tool in wrapping an
injured area. Again, the
bandage should fit snugly,
but not too tight. A small
cut or a scrape can be
cleaned with hydrogen
peroxide, Leavens said.
However, it should be
avoided with large cuts or
puncture wounds.,
Poisoning
If you believe your pet has
ingested something that
might be poisonous, try to
find out as much as you
can about the product, as
well as how much they
swallowed. "In most
cases, you want to get
whatever they swallowed
out of them as soon as
possible, but there are
some exceptions to that
rule," Leavens said.
"Some poisons are toxic
going down and toxic
coming up. If an animal
drinks motor oil or
gasoline, it is toxic going
down but if they throw it


up and inhale just a small
amount then that can be
fatal." Hydrogen peroxide
is a good tool to induce
vomiting in an animal, he
said, but not too much is
needed. Pet owners should
contact the poison control
center at 800-222-1222 or
their local vet before it is
used.
Extreme temperatures
With winter weather on its
way, it is important to
keep the family pet in
mind on those cold nights.
"In the summertime, we
have overheating cases,
and in the winter, we see
some hypothermia cases,
but dogs are usually more
sensitive to the heat than
the cold," Leavens said.
"An important thing to
remember is that once a
dog overheats, you can't
cool them down too fast
because they have lost
their ability to thermal
regulate." Leavens said
that rubbing alcohol will
help cool a dog when
applied to the pads of its
feet. Also, cool towels can
be used. A good tip for
warming an animal is to
use a towel that has been
in a clothes dryer for
about 10 to 15 minutes.
Hot water or ice water
should never be used.
CPR steps
If a pet is choking or has
stopped breathing, CPR
can be performed,
according to
Healthypet.com, though
the success of
resuscitation is very low.
Place your pet on a firm
surface, with its left side
up. Check for a heartbeat,
then close the animal's
mouth and breathe directly


Ben Leavens, DVM, checks Boo's ears during a general exam at Main Street Pet Care in Joplin,
Mo. Photo: Roger Nomer/The Joplin Globe


Ben Leavens, DVM, checks Boo's eye during a general exam at Main Street Pet Care in Joplin,
Mo. Photo: Roger Nomer/The Joplin Globe


into its nose not the
mouth until the chest
expands. Repeat 12 to 15
times per minute. If there
is no pulse, apply heart
massage at the same time.
Dustin Shipman writes for
The Joplin (Mo.) Globe.
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cnhi, inc.


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Andy Thomas'paintings of recent presidents
depict the lighter side of their personalities
By Scott Meeker
CNHI News Service
CARTHAGE, Mo. It was a portrait of Abraham Lincoln,
but there was a subtle difference about it that took some
people by surprise. It was the smile. "All of the photographs
of Lincoln show him with a dour face," said artist Andy
Thomas of the painting he did a number of years ago.
"Everybody took dour photographs back then." But Lincoln
had a great sense of humor. There was a melancholiness about
him sometimes, but all through his presidency he was a great
story teller and joke teller." With his back to the viewer in one
of Thomas' latest works, there's no way to tell if the 16th
president has a grin on his face. But the rest of the "Grand 01'
Gang" gathered merrily around the poker table Theodore
Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford,
Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush are
flashing smiles, so he'd be in good company. The former
Democrat leaders depicted in a second painting, "True Blues,"
are also having a good time as they play a hand: Andrew
Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry
Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter
and Bill Clinton. Everyone's familiar with the painting of dogs
playing poker. Now, it's time for the "Big Dawgs Playing
Poker." The oil paintings that Thomas finished in the spring
were unveiled in September at a national dealer convention,
and are finding a receptive audience as the country heads
toward the next presidential election.
Plotting and planning
The idea of taking recognizable faces and incorporating
them into an artistic mash-up isn't a new one for Thomas.
About four years ago, he had the idea to paint Captain Henry
Morgan and his pirates celebrating their adventures in the
harbor town of Port Royal in Jamaica. "They would go get this
fabulous plunder and go back and have debauchery for a
month," Thomas said. "I thought it would be cool to paint the
scene when they were back in the port town. "As he began, he
decided to incorporate a few dead American musicians into
the crowd. The list grew, and by the time he finished, more
than 26 musicians were included in the painting. Looking
closely, one can spot the likes of Jim Croce, Janis Joplin, Elvis
Presley and Kurt Cobain among the revelers. "It became
almost like a history of American music. It's typical of the way
things just get out of control," Thomas said, laughing. It was
one of the paintings that came to mind when brainstorming for
ideas, said Larry Smith, CEO and president of Somerset Fine
Arts, the Fulshear, Texas-based company that distributes
Thomas' works to dealers around the country. "We were
plotting and planning for this fall and next year, and wanted
something fun for the long political season ahead," Smith said.
His discussions with Thomas led to the idea for the paintings
of presidents sitting around the poker table, and the artist got
to work. "Your first thought is putting their personalities into
the paintings, pro or con," Thomas said. "I started doing some
sketches and showed them to a couple of people." He soon
reafized, however; that people of both political persuasions are
protective and sensitive when it comes to their favorite
presidents. A glower here, a paranoid glance there any slight


negative in the paintings could hurt feelings. "I learned that
political satire is good for the editorial page, but not to hang
up on the wall," he said. "I took all satire out of it."
Capturing the flavor
Thomas said he and Smith went through the list of
American presidents to determine which should be featured in
the painting. "We went down the list and it evolved from
there," he said. "Hands down, the choice to feature on the
Republican side was Ronald Reagan. You go to the
Democrats, and it's a little different. When I was a kid, FDR
was the icon, and then JFK. Then, really, it became Bill
Clinton. I know a lot of people still don't like him, but there's
no doubt he's going to go down as an icon of the Democratic
party." From there, he researched his subjects and tried to add
the kind of little details that help give the paintings more
personality such as political logos on the playing cards, the
jelly beans on the table in front of Reagan, Roosevelt's Rough
Riders hat sitting behind him, the Hawaiian shirt sported by
Truman and the cane hung over the back of Jackson's chair.
"Jackson carried a cane," Thomas said. "He had caned a man
... two or three men, actually ... it was a more violent time. I
made the head of the cane a pewter donkey." The early
sketches found the presidents gathered around the poker tables
with a plain background behind them. It didn't work, Thomas
said, until he hit on the idea of setting them backstage at a
political convention. "The conventions used to be a lot of
fun," he said. "They actually chose the candidate at them. It's
all just a stageshow now. "I had the pleasure of watching the
1972 Democratic convention from start to finish. I was sick
and wound up watching the whole thing. There were fistfights
and yelling ... the flavor of the conventions is something that
is really missing."
Surpassing the concept
A full-time artist since 1991, Thomas specializes in works


that showcase his love of history, such as paintings that depict
Civil War battles west of the Mississippi. They're pieces that
require plenty of research to get right. Depicting 16 of the
nation's presidents was no different, and the artist said that
painting the "Big Dawgs" was an education. "I learned a lot
about them," Thomas said. "And I would say that I grew to
like every one of them." The "Big Dawgs" were unveiled by
Somerset Fine Art at an art trade show in Atlanta, Ga., in
September, said Smith, and have become a runaway success.
"They're the hottest-selling product some of our dealers have
had in several years," Smith said. "Andy's the man here."
While Thomas credits Smith for coming up with the idea,
Smith is quick to put all of the credit with the Carthage artist.
"You can have any concept you want, but the real element of
pulling this off was Andy," he said. "He's fantastic ... the man
can paint anything." The artist brings something that surpasses
a concept. Andy made studies of the presidents, and he put a
lot of what I call 'activity for the eye' into the images that
make them a lot of fun." Earlier this month, Thomas shipped
the original "Big Dawgs" paintings to Greenhouse Gallery in
San Antonio, Texas, an art gallery he works with regularly.
Greenhouse will put them on display and then offer them for
sale early next year. Prints are being sold around the country,
and Thomas said he's happy with the reception they're getting
from dealers and art buyers. "They've already been made into
puzzles," he said. "That's the height of cultural achievement in
America." For more information, visit
www.somersetfineart.com or www.andythomas.com.
Upcoming show
Western art is also among Andy Thomas' passions. The
artist has two works that will be featured next year in a
national show dedicated to artist Charles M. Russell in Great
Falls, Mont. Scott Meeker writes for The Joplin (Mo.) Globe.
Copyright (c) 1999-2007 cnhi, inc.


Andy Thomas works out of his studio in eastern Carthage, Mo. He is flanked by two of his paintings, True Blues, on left, and Grand
01' Gang, on the right. Photo: Roger Nomer/The Joplin Globe


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