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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


Local family S
IRA MIKELL
Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl@alltel.net
Christmas, a time of joy and giving to others, is one
of Juanita Ezell and her family's favorite times of the


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One of many decorations on display at the Ezell home. Photo: Ira Mikell.


;hares the joy oo
year, as evidenced by the large display of decora-
tions throughout their front yard and around the
house.
Since the late 1970s, the Ezells, who are longtime
residents of the small, but growing town of Day, -.
have spruced up theii property with a variety of
decorations, lights and animinated fig-
* urines.
There is a live oak tree next to the house
the Ezells have decorated since it was a
sapling. Inside the house, several rooms are
decorated wall to wall and from floor to
,ceiling with Christmas ornaments and
Slights. One of these rooms contains a
] Christmas tree that stands approximately
1 11 and a half feet tall, also decorated with
ornaments.
What began as a small Christmas display,
has now grown through the years into a
large, winding maze of decorations that
Juanita, lel


SEE LOCAL, PAGE 7A


who helped


Christmas


t, poses with one of her children, Charlene Driver,
d decorate their home. Photo: Ira Mikell.


Crackdown

on illegal

drugs

continues
The Lafayette County
* Sheriff's Office arrested the
following individuals on
drug charges. ,
Photos submitted by LCSO.








Jeremy Alan Murray, 28,199 NW
Christobal Lane, Mayo, has been
charged with possession of
cannabis, and charged with pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.






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Juan Carlos Roman, 20, 555 S
: SR 51, Mayo, has been charged
'with trafficking in cocaine (ap-
proximately 58 grams), and
charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia.








Lakeita Deon Wilson, 26, P.O.
Box 1462 Mayo, has been
charged with sale of a controlled
substance within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship.

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P, 2A- THE MAY FREE PRESS Mao FL THRDY DEEBE 020


Santa Jesus


"T'was the night before
Christmas when all
through the house, not a
creature was stirring, not
even a mouse" And so it
was, that while they were
there, the days were ac-
complished that she
should be delivered.
And she brought forth
her first born son..."
(Luke 2:6, 7a). Where do
you separate fantasy
from reality; fiction from
Truth? Do you know the
difference?
There is a difference
between the story The
Night Before Christmas
and the Biblical account
of the birth of Christ for
which Christmas is cele-
brated. And though this
writer grew up with all
the trappings of Christ-
mas, his parents taught
him the difference be-
tween fantasy and reali-
ty; fiction and truth!
There may have been a
St. Nicholas but there is a
Jesus Christ.. Every child
seems to know who St.
Nicholas/Santa Claus is
but does your child know
who Jesus Christ is? Not
knowing who Santa
Claus is may put a
damper on the Christmas
celebration.. Not know-
ing who Christ is (under-
standing that He came on
that first Christmas to
pay mankind's sin debt
and provide eternal life
for those who will BE-
LIEVE/TRUST) has eter-
nal consequences.
The Truth is His com-
ing wasn't a last minute
decision on God's behalf.
He knew man's need and
had provided for it from
the very beginning. In
Genesis 3:15, God's
Word says, "And I will
put enmity between thee


D M
David H. Matier


and the woman, and be-
tween thy seed and her
seed; it shall bruise thy
head and thou shalt
bruise his heel." And
Isaiah said, "the Lord
himself shall give you a
sign: Behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear
a son, and shall call his
name Immanuel," (Isaiah
7:14). Be sure to make a
distinction between fan-
tasy and reality; fiction
and Truth.
David H. Matier, DPC
Christian / Biblical
Counseling
dmatier@alltel.net"
121007




Free

counseling

available
It's heartbreaking to
watch someone addicted
to drugs or alcohol lose
their children, jobs, home,
health and self respect to
their addiction. Do some-
thing about it now!
Narconon Arrowhead
has Certified Chemical
Dependency Counselors
available to help. In your
local area, call Narconon
at 1-800-468-6933 or log
on to www.stopaddic-
tion.com.


Heart Matters


Dreaming of the per-
fect Christmas celebra-
tion? What do you have
in mind? Of all the
: things we enjoy most
about the holidays, the
extra time spent with
family and friends prob-
ably tops the list, what a
great time to make mem-
ories! I guess we all get
that picture perfect, holi-
day in mind from those
Norman Rockwell paint-
ings and the holiday
commercials that
promise us the "most
wonderful time of the
year." Trouble is, rarely
does the real world live
up to those promises.
Perhaps you are spend-
ing Christmas without a
loved one this year be-
cause of death or di-
vorce, or maybe just the
miles between you.
Sometimes it may even
be conflicting schedules
that can cause us to feel
like there is no room for
us, and things don't turn
out like we hope. Mary
knew a little about that.
"So Joseph also went
up from the town of
Nazareth in Galilee to
Judea, to Bethlehem the
town of David because
he belonged to the house
and line of David. He
went there to register
with Mary, who was
pledged to be married to
him and was expecting a
child. While they were
there, the time came for
the baby to be born, and
she gave birth to her
first-born, a son. She
wrapped him in cloths
and placed him in a
manger, because there
was no room for them in
the inn." Luke 2:4-7
Can you even imag-
ine? About that first real


labor pain, Mary had to
be thinking, "This is not
how it was supposed to
be!" Giving birth to
your firstborn is a big
enough deal, but giving
birth to God's Son? Sure-
ly Mary didn't see the
stable and manger when
she pictured her due
date! Those pretty Na-
tivity scenes we set up
each year are wonderful
decorations, but the real
deal was dirty and it
smelled like animals, not
exactly the place for a
newborn! Only because
Mary had a heart of
thanksgiving and was
obedient to God's plan (I
am the Lord's servant,
may it be to me as you
have said, Luke 1:38)
was she able to make
those sacrifices with
such grace. Instead of a
soft, clean bed, she gave
birth on the floor of a
stable. Instead of.her
mother and other
women tending to her,
she was alone with
Joseph, who was no
doubt as overwhelmed
as she was! Instead of a
cradle to lay her son, she
placed him in a feed
trough, nope, not at all
what she had in. mind.
As you think about
this, and the rest of the
story, consider the fact
that if Mary and Joseph
had been anywhere else,
those shepherds whom
God chose to be the first
witnesses of the birth of
his Son, would have
missed it. Shepherds
were not exactly high on
the social ladder, and
maybe not whom Mary
and Joseph were expect-
ing, but they were sent
by a host of God's an-'
gels! Who better to un-


derstand the amazing
truth that God had just
provided ,the perfect
"Lamb" that would one
day be the sacrifice to
take away the sins of the
world?
Could it be that when
we feel like there is no
room for us someplace,
it is because God has
made room for us some-
where else or is making
room for someone else to
be with us? Try this per-
spective when dealing
with holiday plans for
your family, if someone
can't be there, look
around and see who that
makes room for perhaps
a single adult or some-
one without any nearby
family. If too many
miles or your schedule
cause you to miss family
celebrations, look
around to see where God
is making room for you.
Celebration is ultimately
up to us, and the attitude
we choose to take things
may not work out exact-
ly like we hoped but
God may just have some-
thing extra special in
mind for you this year


Angie Land

"believe it" because your,
heart matters!

Blessings! Angie

Heart Matters is a
weekly column written by.
Angie Land, Director of
the Family Life Min-
istries of the Lafayette,
Baptist Association,
where she teaches bible
studies, leads marriage
and family conferences
and offers biblical coun-
seling to individuals,
couples and families.
Contact Angie with ques-
tions or comments at
angieland3@wind-
stream.net


Raymond Touchton

Raymond Touchton, 65,
Alachua, died December
14, 2007.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc.,
Branford was in charge of
arrangements.


days. There will be a,
teachers records day on.
Dec. 21; no school for stu-
dents this day. Christmas)
Holidays are Dec. 24- Jan.
4. q
There will be a teachers.
records day on Jan. 7; no
school for students this
day. Classes will resume
on Jan. 8. Have a wonder-
ful Christmas break. ,


AIRLINE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)......294-2676
Pastor Rev. Chip Parker
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Fellowship Supper 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Awanas, Faith, Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27
"0 Come Let us Worship The Lord" Ps. 95:6 3200.5F


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...........1..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" 32oon6.F


HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH..935-2806
Pator .... .. .................. .... R e .St Boyd
Sunday School............. ... ..... ....... I i) a.m.
Evening \vorship..... .. ..... ............... ........ 0 0 p.m.
Wed. Light for Living 7:30 p.m.
Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349,
then left on CR 138, follow signs. 3207O.F


FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD.................294-1811
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Ay Worhip Service 10:30 a.m.
Kid's Church 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
,,jYouth.Impact 7:00 p.m.
ietes58 Adult Bib e Study 7:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan
Youth Pastor: Daryl Fletcher
Located at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo "Renewing Hope and Building Lives"


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

"The Friendly Mayo Methodist" 320091.F

MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH...........(386)294-1020
916 N. Fletcher Ave.
Pastor: Brother Jimmy Legg
Interim Music Kathy Palamino
Sunday Schedule
Bible Study 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11:00 A.M:
Sunday Night Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night Schedule
Supper 6:00 P.M.
Prayer Service & Youth & Children Meeting...........................7:00 P.M.
mayobaptistchumch@alltel net 4600-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 24602-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
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Training Union 6 p.m.
Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Wednesday
Children, Youth & Adult 7 p.m.
Matt Swain, Pastor William Sircy, Youth
Visit us on the web at www.brewerlakebaptistchurch.com
"Come To Day...Come Today!" 409463-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.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Visitation 5:00 p.m.
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Mission Classes 7:00 p.m.
Located Two Miles North of Mayo Off Highway 51
"Come And Hear, All Ye That Fear God" Ps. 66:16 324603-F

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306
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 324eo4-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.
Wednesdnv evening 7:00 n.m.


3029 S.E. CR 500


New Beginnings Church
a place for you
Pastor...............Wayne Hudson
Phone Number.......386-294-1244
newbeginningschurch@alltel.net
Propose Statement
New Beinnings exists to provide an enironmm t
where People can discover an develop passion for
God thatisReal relevant, and redationai
New Location:
163 W. Main Street, Suite 500
Service Schedules
Sun. Morning oship.....................10:00 a.m.
AiNauiimaptimo'sm-Psk.*c,.-ia'
www.newbeginningschurchmayo.com
409459-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.
40"45-F


To Place

Your

Church

In Our

Church

Directory,

call Nancy

at

386-362-1734


409465-F


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"


To Place Your Church In


Our Church Directory,

Call Nancy at 386-362-1734


Christmas break for

Lafayette County Schools:
Lafayette High School will have exams on Dec. 19, &
Dec. 20. Students will not be released early on these


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THI iRnflAY fIjLFCFMRF 20 2007 THE MAYO FREE PRES, May, F AE3


Pecan Surprise


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Lafayette County
Extension Office


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This year has seen one of
the better pecan crops in
our area in recent memory
which is surprising consid-
ering the below average
rainfall we have experi-
enced. Even the very old
*trees at my home have
"produced more than they
have in years. Pecan trees
tend to be alternate bear-
ing and it was time for a
good crop. But, it is re-
mharkable considering this
year's growing season.
I- The pecan is the only
major nut tree that is na-
tive to North America.
The name "pecan" is a Na-
tive American word that
was used to describe all
iuts requiring a stone to
crack. Because pecans
.grew wild they became a
staple food for Native
Americans and early set-
tlers. I
The first U.S. cultivated
pecan planting took place
in Long Island, NY in 1772.
By the late 1700s, pecans
were planted in the gar-
-dens of George Washing-
-ton, Thomas Jefferson and
spread along the Gulf
.Coast.
. In the early 1800s, the
pecan became an item of
commerce for the Ameri-
can colonies. New Orleans
became- a major distribu-
tion point for other parts of
U.S. and the world. Wild
pecans and planted groves
produced nuts of various
size, shape, shell character-
istics, flavor.k etc..; As de- -
mand for pecans grew em-
phasis was placed on culti-
vating a more consistent


and desirable product.
In 1822, Abner Landrum
of South Carolina discov-
ered a pecan budding tech-
nique. But for whatever
reason, this technique was
overlooked. It was not un-
til 1846 when a slave
known as Antoine, devel-
oped the Centennial vari-
ety of pecan via grafting
on Louisiana's Oak Alley
plantation. The Centenni-
al name came from the
Philadelphia Centennial
Exposition where it won
Best Pecan Exhibited. The
successful use of grafting
led to improved varieties
and proved to be a mile-
stone for the pecan indus-
try.
Pecans have along histo-
ry in the Suwannee Valley
and North Florida area.
Most ,of the old home
places had pecan trees.
They provided income
and are a nutritious part of
a balanced diet. Pecans are
a good source of potassi-
um, magnesium, vitamin
E, fiber and many essential
vitamins. In addition,
pecans are a good source
of omega 3 fatty acids and
antioxidants; both of
which have properties that
help fight heart disease
and other age related ill-
nesses.
Pecans are most popular
in desserts, but make inter-
esting additions to salads,
stuffings, chicken or fish
coatings, and other savory
main or side dishes. They
are also delicious whole,
toasted, spiced or covered
in chocolate. So, enjoy the
healthy delicious pecan
this holiday season. Here
are some recipes you may
want to try:
Oven-Fried Pecan
Chicken
1 cup flour -
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1/-2 teaspoon poultry
seasoning
1/2 cup finely chopped
pecans.


1 fryer (3 to 4 pounds),
cut up
1/2 cup milk or evapo-
rated milk
1/ 4 cup melted butter
PREPARATION:
Combine flour, season-
ings and pecans. Dip
chicken pieces into milk;
coat with pecan mixture.
Place in a 13 x 9-inch bak-
ing pan. Pour melted but-
ter over chicken; bake at
3750 for 1 hour, or until
tender.
Sweet Potato
Pecan Pie
1 (9 inch) unbaked
pastry shell
1 pound (2 medium)
sweet potatoes (yams!),
cooked and peeled
1/4 cup margarine or but-
ter
1 (14 ounce) can Eagle
Brand Sweetened Con-
densed Milk,(NOT evapo-
rated milk)
1 teaspoon grated orange
rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinna-
mon
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Pecan Topping
Preheat oven to 350 de-
grees F. In large mixer
bowl, beat hot sweet pota-
toes with margarine until
smooth. Add remaining
ingredients except pastry
shell and Pecan Topping;
mix well. Pour into pastry
shell. Bake 30 minutes. Re-
move from oven; spoon
Pecan Topping evenly
over top. bake 20 to 25
minutes longer or until
.golden brown. Cool. Serve
warm or chilled. Refriger-
ate leftovers.
Pecan Topping: In small
mixer bowl, combine 1
egg, 3 tablespoons dark
corn syrup, 3 tablespoons
firmly packed light brown
sugar, 1 tablespoon mar-
garine or butter, melted,
and teaspoon maple fla-.
voring; mix well. Stir in 1
cup chopped pecans.


Helping those in need


Ira Mikell,
Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl @alltel.net
Mary Anne McCray,
who has taught English at
Lafayette High School for
many years, visited the
Mayo Rotary Club on
Wednesday, Dec. 12, and
gave a brief overview.of
the Title X program that
helps students whose aca-
demic success may be ad-
versley affected by their
housing conditions.
"Title X resources assist
children in families who
share housing due to eco-
nomic hardship or live in
substandard conditions,"
McCray said. This pro-
gram makes it possible to
provide an array of ser-
vices such as immuniza-
tions as well as purchas-
ing school supplies and
remediation materials.
McCray said she lives her


job except that she has
seen many children and
families in the community
who are living in poverty
and are struggling to sur-
vive from one paycheck
to another.
Money for Title X is
awarded on the basis of a
competitive grant propos-
al. According to McCray,
there are approximately
75 students enrolled in
the prgoram. Participa-
tion in the program is
voluntary. McCray works
with various agencies and
programs in order to
meet the needs of as
many children as possi-


mary Anne ivicuray aouresses
Mayo Rotary. Photo: Ira Mikell.

ble. "I am grateful for the
community support of
needy children," McCray
said.


Christmas program at Midway Baptist Church
Midway Baptist Church will present its annual
Christmas program, Sunday, December 23, at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided and everyone is in-
vited to attend.


A boost for people who


get S
By: Louis Sullivan
Social Security
District Manager,
Gainesville

The New Year ushers in
many changes. One im-
portant change for most
people who receive Social
Security or Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) pay-
ments is a benefit increase
in 2008.
Beginning January 2008,
a 2.3 percent cost-of-living
adjustment (COLA) will
be applied to all Social Se-
curity and SSI payments.
As a result, the average
monthly benefit for a re-
tired worker beginning in
January 2008 will be
$1,079 (up from $1,055)
and the average monthly
benefit for a disabled
worker beginning in Janu-
ary 2008 will be $1,004 (up
from $981).
For people who receive


social


Se(


SSI, the maximum federal
payment amount will in-
crease to $637 (up from
$623).
There are other Social
Security changes in 2008
that are also worth noting.
For example, in 2008, a
worker will pay Social Se-
curity tax on0 up to
$102,000 of annual earn-
ings (up from $97,500).
The tax' rates remain the
same. Employees will
continue to pay 6.2 per-
cent on their wages and
the self-employed will
continue to pay 12.4 per-
cent on their net earnings.
The Medicare tax rate will
continue to be 1.45 percent
(2.90 percent for those
who are self-employed)
and there is no limit on the
amount of earnings sub-
ject to the Medicare tax.
A worker will earn one
credit of. coverage after
paying taxes on $1,050 in


:urity
earnings (up from $1,000).
As always, four credits
may be earned each year
- and a person generally
needs forty credits to be
eligible for retirement
benefits.
To learn more about the
changes that will take
place in 2008. and to find
other important Social Se-
curity information, visit
the Social Security website
at "http://www.socialse-
curity.gov" www.so-
cialsecurity.gov.


Public Notice
The Lafayette County
Courthouse will be
closed the following
days during the holiday
season:
Monday Dec. 24
Tuesay- Deg25
Wednesday Dec. 26
Tuesday Jan. 1


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Kudos to the Community!


Friends of the Suwannee
Regional Library wish to
report on the Annual
Friends of the Library Gi-
ant Book Sale held during
the first two weeks of Octo-
ber. They reported: 30 vol-
unteers helped with the
event, spending approxi-
mately 337 volunteer hours
before/after and during
the event, and they are
pleased to report the total
revenue was approximate-
ly $4,155.43.
The flow of the cus-
tomers was fairly constant
during the six days of the
event. The traffic increased
during the last day of the
event due to the now fa-
mous "bargain promotion"
of $1 per grocery bag.
The Friends wish to
thank the Community for
their continued book sale
support over the last four
years. They also wish the
thank Ms. Jean Plumtree,
her supervisor Ms. Becky
Monroe 'and Ms.
Plumtree's students who
did the backbreaking work
of setting up and then
packing up the unsold
books. Also thanks go to
the Suwannee High School
Key Club for transporting
the books from the storage
sheds to the book sale-
room.
The revenue from the
book sales is used for many
library programs not cov-
ered by other library fund-
ing. To name a few, the an-
nual Suwannee County
Commission Appreciation
lunch, purchased books,
videos and talking-books
in special areas, supported


the Florida Library Day in
Tallahassee, purchased 200
subscriptions of Library
Book Pages for Live Oak
and Branford Libraries
yearly, paid for profession-
al storytelling and other
children's programs, pro-
vided travel and lodging
for staff to attend continu-
ing education seminars,
provided funding for re-
freshments during staff
training days at the library.
Paid for promotional activ-
ities such as decorations for
parade floats and the li-
brary book cart drill team
also for the annual dues for
the Florida Library Associ-
ation.
In closing the Friends
wish to thank the Commu-
nity, the Director of the Re-
*gional Libraries, Danny
Hales, the staff of the Live
Oak Library for their con-
tinued support: Also the
Suwannee County Com-
missioners for their interest
and support of the sale and
the library system. And
again the Friends wish to
send Kudos to the Com-
munity and we look for-
ward to their support dur-
ing the 2008 Great Book
Sale.
The source of the books
is books retired by the li-
brary and books accepted
all year long from the pub-
lic. Anyone wishing to do-
nate books can bring them
to the front desk of the li-
brary. Anyone who is in-
terested in joining the
Friends of the Library, ask
for a membership applica-
tion at the front desk of the
library.


Betsy Bergman, Friends
of the Suwannee Regional
Library President, 386-842-
2953. Sylvia Dunnam, PR
Chair

Lafayette County
Fire Department
wishes everyone a
Merry Christmas
On behalf of the
Lafayette County Fire
Department and its ex-
tended members we
would like to wish all of
the citizens of Lafayette
County a very Merry
Christmas.
We are very grateful
for your continued sup-
port and strive to contin-
ue to protect and serve
you, the citizens of
Lafayette County. As
this is the time of year
for needing heat for
warmth and decorating
Christmas trees, we ask
that you always put safe-
ty first and if at anytime
you have a question that
our department can an-
swer, please do not hesi-
tate to contact us.
It has been a pleasure
to serve you, the citizens
of Lafayette County. We
are very proud of each
and every one of our vol-
unteer firefighters and
support staff but know
that we could not have
done it without your
continued support. May
God bless each and
everyone of you.
Chief William Robinson
and extended members,
Lafayette County
Fire Department


LES kindergarten


classes take field trip


submitted
The kindergarten class-
es at LES went on a farm
trip on November 2. We
would like to take this op-
portunity to say thanks to
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Lyons,
Blake and Tammy Guy-
ton, Dewayne Lawson
and Mrs. Pauline Lawson,
Shawn, Seth, Scott, and
Morris Jackson for taking
time out of their busy
schedule to show the
kindergarten students
their farm. By the way,
thanks for all the goodies.
Our first stop was at the
Lyons' farm where the
students saw hogs and
pigs. The students had a
chance to hold the baby
pigs. -The students loved
holding the pigs.
Our second stop was the
Lawson's farm where the
students were able to see
chickens and deer. The


students enjoyed seeing
the chickens and feeding
the deer.
Our last stop was at the
Jackson's dairy, the stu-
dents were able to see
how cows are milked and
they loved it. While enjoy-


ing a hayride, the stu-
dents were able to see
farm equipment and baby
calves.
This was a great experi-
ence for the students;
some of them have never
been on a farm before.


Shawn,, Seth, Scott Jackson, Dawson, Ty,.and Tate Jackson
visiting Jackson Dairy.


Lawson Farm, kindergartners petting deer.


SKindergartners visit Lyon's hog farm.


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A Honor Roll
Back Row (L-R): Dixie. Smith, Sara Deans, Anna Bonura, Zachary Smith, Tony Rispoli,
Preston Folsom, J.T. Tice, Frances Hillton, Caleb Smith, Alex James, Jazmyne Bates, Emily
Braswell Middle Row (L-R): Elizabeth Mullins, Evie Byrd, Richard Orlowski, Laura Braswell,
Taylor Land, Tyler Guionne, Tony Bonura, Walker Lawson, Matthew Tice,.Celia Bonura, Katie
Brown, Grant Fletcher,, Lance Tillman, Kira Whittington Front Row (L-R): Andrew Keen, Alesha
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A/B Honor Roll
Back Row (L-R): Danni Holmes, Clay Wainwright, Nick Land, Casey Turner, Colby Cilio, Josh
Callis, Aaron Deeson, Jorge Pacheco, Clirnt Wainwright Middle Row (L-R): Chelsey Jackson,
Josh Nabholz, Trevor Boyd, Jared Jackson, Taylor Linton, Caleb Land, Jordan Ruff, Bayley Jack-
son Front Row (L-R): Courtney Rabon, Lucus Linton.


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The Suwannee Chapter
of the Florida Trail Asso-
ciation will hold its
monthly meeting on
Monday, January 14, at
the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District
from 7-9 PM, on US 90
and CR 49, 2 miles east of
Live Oak. The Public is
welcome!
The program will fea-
ture a slide program of
Bob and Terry Wallace's
Alaskan Trip. After the
program stay for a discus-
sion about Suwannee
Chapter's upcoming hikes
and trips, many of which


Christian Character Award
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Free computer
workshops!
There will be free
"Learn Basic Computer
Skills" workshops held on
Thursday, January 17,
2008, at the Lafayette
County Public Library.
These free workshops
are designed for the be-
ginner computer user.
Class size is limited so call
386-294-1021 or stop by
the library to find out
* times and sign up.


Lawrence A. Stranch, OD
of Suwannee Eve Center
announces his retirement
effective January 1, 2008.
Patient records will remain
at 522 South Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak, FL and copies
will be available if desired.
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The Timber and turpentine industry in Lafayette County


O.A. Winburn, Jr.
ScrubHammock@aol.com

Lafayette County is
abundantly endowed
with various species of
trees. The pine tree is one
of those. Our neighbor-
ing county, Taylor coun-
ty boasts of being the
"Pine Tree Capital" and
maybe it is, maybe not,
but I don't see that as be-
ing of any importance.


tree. The Ship building industry before modem times
required large amounts of hardwoods for the frame-
work.
The sturdy live oak, tre6 the strongest and most
durable of the hard woods with it's various configura-
tions of limb and trunk array and in an abundant and
easily obtainable supply provided the members needed
in the ship building industry.

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Most of us have seen those standing pine trees or a
long discarded log with their "cat faces," an indication
that in a by gone day those trees had been tapped for
their sap. When the tree was finally cut for it's lumber,
the "cat face" was discarded because it had become too
hard and brittle to be used for lumber and also because
later, it usually held some saw damaging nails which
had been used to support the cups needed to
contain the sap as it slowly oozed from the
bruised face of the tree.
A brief description may elucidate this scene
for the uninformed reader, if there be any.


Of primary importance is the pine tree which history
tells us has been the source of many useful products
down through the years.
The sap from the yellow pine has long been harvested
and distilled for the turpentine and it's residual, resin or
rosin from which many useful products are derived.
Apparently the term tar as applied to the product ob-
tained from the pines has been used for centuries as a
sealant for ships that were built primarily of wood but
needed some caulking to make them as near water tight
as possible.
North Carolina once led this nation in the production
of the "naval stores" derived from the pine. The term
"tar heel," a nick name which is associated with those
folks claiming North Carolina heritage is very familiar
to most folks and in all probability denotes those who
were once actively involved in the process of caulking
those ships as they were known to use their feet to firm-
ly set the caulking in the gaps left in the planking of the
ships.
This plentiful natural resource at one time was zeal-
ously harvested without any thought for replenishing
and that seemingly endless supply soon became deplet-
ed. That is exactly what happened in North Carolina at
the turn of the 20th century. At that time, Florida had
vast expanses of untapped yellow pine forests and so it
was that Florida filled the void in the naval stores in-
dustry created by the demise of the resources once
found in great abundance in North Carolina.
So it came to be that Florida, beginning around 1920
became the nation's leading producer of naval stores.
Since, at one time, ship building and naval stores
were closely intertwined, I'll briefly mention some other
interesting facts that applied at one time to another
species of tree in Florida and that would be the live oak





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At ohe time, books, and manuals were printed that
contained a picture of each member of a ship's hull and
described the way that member would appear as found
as part of an oak tree.
St. Marks,
Florida was
once an impor-
tant shipping N "
point for much -
of the live oak ,.. .
members needed '
in the ship build-
ing industry -. )
which were found
in Florida and
shipped world- .
wide.
In conjunction :. -
with the shift in & ""
readily available
sources of naval
stores was the depletion of the conifers of the northern
states which had essentially been clear cut for their
lumber and used in the building of the homes to
house a rapidly expanding nation and for the cross
ties needed to build the railroad as they began to tra-
verse this great land.
And so again, the demand eventually caused the
depletion of the forest without any thought to con-
servation and the Southland was again looked
upon to fill this void. As it turned out, the lumber
industry and the naval stores industry could be
looked upon as a sort of symbiotic relationship.
The naval stores would be tapped first and as naval
stores production in a tract of timber was tapped out,
the timber industry would come in and harvest the pine
timber.


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JS A pine tree was first scarred
with a chipping tool, creat-
ing something representing
a "V" shape on the lower
trunk of the tree nearest to
the ground min order to
make the sap run and in
the beginning it was col-
lected in another larger
Sgash made directly un-
,.. der this cut just barely
S above ground level....
* Later, tin cups and fi-
SJ..3i nall' clay ones were
used
with
the ad-
dition
of a
piece of
tin to di-
rectthe
flow of
the sap
into the
container.
As pro-
duction
from the
initial scar
began to


play out, another scar
was made above and the process continued. The scar-
ring continued upwards until a man could reach no
higher with his tools. The sap was harvested and placed
in barrels on a mule or oxen drawn ground slide and
taken to a scaffold placed at various locations around
the forest. Here the barrels were placed on the scaffold
*which was elevated to facilitate loading onto a truck or
cart and taken to a distillery or shipping point-. In the
beginning mules or oxen were used to move the sap to
the distillery or shipping point...........
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By Carolyn C. Demnps
The Effects of Abstinence Only Education On Our Society


Abstinence DECREASES:
Risk taking behaviors
Teen pregnancies
Sexually transmitted infections
Rape, molestation, sexual abuse
Emotional regrets
Addictions (sex, drugs, alcohol)
Broken families
Juvenile delinquency
Infant mortality/low birth rates
Medical costs/insurance rates
Dating violence
Teen suicide
School failure
Exploitation
Unhealthy relationships
Disrepect/defiance


Abstinence INCREASES:
Responsible behavior
Parent-teen communication
Physical health
Refusal skills
Emotional health
Freedom from additions
Strong families
Safe neighborhoods
Healthy babies
Public health
Dating boundaries
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Phone: (386) 294-1183


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Ditter places second in Tae Kwon Do


Lauren Ditter, the daughter of Billie
Ditter of Mlayo. participated in the 30th
C-hampion Martial Arts eighth annual
innei school tournament in Adel, Ga.,
On F|rida\y. No%. 30.
Ditlter competed with other students
in North Florida as well as students in
-' ,outh Geoirgia. Representing Champion
Martial Arts ot Mayo, Ditter placed sec-
Snd in both traditional Tae Kwon Do
torm- and sparring. She competed in
her age group, the 16 and under first


degree black belt division.
Other events at the two day tourna-
ment included competitions in tradi-
tional forms, free sparring, weapons,
and board breaking.
Champion Martial Arts of Mayo is lo-
cated inside Nlayo Fitness at 123 SW
Monroe Ave. and offers classes from
ages four and up.
For additional information about the
organization and how your child may
join contact Bill Ditter at 688-7222.


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Lauren Ditter performing her lorm.


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Local


Continued From Page 1A

bring the joy of Christ-
mas to passersby, both
young and old.
Ezell says she enjoys
decorating her property
every year with the help
of her family and seeing
the smiles on the faces of
children and adults who
come to visit. She reflect-
ed on a time when a fam-
ily was passing by her
home and asked if they
could walk around her
yard. After talking with
them, she invited them to
stay awhile As they'
looked at every decora-
tion in the yard Ezell
watched their faces glow


with smiles of joy.
One of the Christmas
displays, Santa on his
sleigh guided by eight
reindeer, was a favorite
decoration of a very close
relative of the Ezells for a
very long time, until
passing away years ago.
According to Ezell,
whenever he saw the
decoration on top of the
barn, he said he knew
Christmas was getting
closer.
The Ezells begin deco-
rating their home in Oc-
tober and take down the
displays after New ear.
They invite the public to
stop by and view their
decorative home.


Lauren Ditter and Jamie Lusk battling for first and second place in sparring.


What-

Continued From
Page 1A

On a local level,
the town of Mayo
displayed its Christ-
mas spirit on Satur-
day, Dec. 9, with the
annual downtown
Christmas parade
and additional fes-
tivities at the park.
:-For most people,
from a religious
point of view,
Christmas is a time
of celebrating the
birth of Jesus and
reflecting on what
he has done for the
world as well as on
an individual basis.
Many young chil-
dren believe it is a
time to receive pre-
sents, while those
who are older use
the special day as a
time to give to oth-
ers.
We asked a few
townsfolk as well as
visitors about what
Christmas means to
them. Their reflec-
tions are on the
front page.


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These shops and services around town send their warmest holiday
wishes to you and yours. Remember, shopping
locally keeps our town's economy strong, so stop in today.


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May you find lots of presents
under the tree, lots of harmony
in your home, and much joy inn
your heart this Christmas.
Please accept our very l
best wishes and
know how much we
value your loyal
support. .

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In a time when everything changes so
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the goodwill of our neighbors and friends.
For your continued patronage we are
undeniably grateful, and wish you and
your family the best holiday season, ever
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It may be cold
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We hope the
holiday
delivers an
-abundance of
joy to you
and yours,
just as you've
brought to us
,this past year
Dean Revels, Rjjj RW&MCIW
Owner
Revels Auto Supply
386-294-1114


MNay all of your
holiday dreams come true!
'Tis the season of wonder, and we hope many wonderful
things come your way. May you be blessed with joy,
wealth, love and good health this holiday season and
beyond. It's been our pleasure serving you
throughout the year, and we truly appreciate
your kind support. Thanks for helping to bring
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Sellers nets 32 in 75-

by Ed Taylor
"S,1 1Sports Correspondent
S... Lafayette's Jonathan Sellers hit 18
S .. of 25 free throw attempts but none
bigger than the two charity tosses he
4U sank with 21 seconds left to play
against visiting Hawthorne last week.
In fact, Sellers scored his team's last
11 points of the game in a 75-74
thriller win over a very good
Hawthorne team. The senior guard
led all scorer's with 32 points. He had
four assists in the game to go with his
seven rebounds (unofficial). The Hor-
nets improved to 3-4 overall in pick-
ing up their second district victory.
To Hornet coach Daryl Fletcher said
the win was a big one. "It was a big
L time game," he said. "Hawthorne is a
., very competitive team and very fast.
-,: I felt we played the game we Wanted
to play tonight. Our seniors really
stepped up. Everyone seemed to
AFAYETTE'S JOSEPH EDWARDS (14) picked up Hawthorne's Maurice Cook on defense in dis- have contributed and it was a great
rict basketball play last Friday night. Edwards scored 13 points and seven rebounds in his win for us."
earn's 75-74 edging of the visiting Hornets. (photo by Ed Taylor) With just over six minutes to play


Lady Hornets blitz Hawthorne


Land reaches 3,000 point milestone


by Ed T,711or '"
Sports Corresp5ident'
Senior Natalie Land
drove to the basket and
pulled up with a short
jumper that found the
bottom of the net.
While that basket was
just one of several for
the senior guard, it was
also another milestone
in a story-book career.
The basket was the
3,000th point in Land's
high school basketball
career which had it's
beginning when she
was, in the seventh
grade. With* the Lady
Hornets away from
home for the next sev-
eral games, coach Jim-
my Blankenship want-
ed his guard to accom-
plish the feat at home.
Land scored a game
high 35 points in lead-
ing her team to a one-
sided 84-8 win over
Hawthorne's Lady
Hornets. When Land
hit the basket she, was
immediately taken, out
of the game and never
reentered. She finished
the evening with eight
rebounds, four assists
and seven steals.
Lafayette rolled out.
to a 30-0 first quarter
lead and held a 54-2
half time advantage.
April Williams got
Hawthorne's first bas-
ket at the onset of the
second period. Whit-
ney Taylor scored her
three baskets in the
third period and fin-
ished with six points.
Sharonda Cherry,
who dominated the
first quarter, finished
with 16 points and
Carthesa Macklin fin-,
ished with 15 points.
Land hit three treys in
the win with Cherry
and Macklin hitting
one each. Kelsey Land,
who scored five points,
also had a trey. Lillie
Prine and Rhoda Reid


netted four points each
with Taquila Macklin
and Ana Monroy fin-
ishing with two and
one point respectively.
The win improved
Lafayette to 9-1 on the
season.


Versus Oak Hall' led all scorer's with her
-In ai'al gasre;- ..l 21 ^t ls'tIMRed1
Lafayette had little playing time. Sunshine
trouble against visiting Reid added 15 while
Oak Hall. Lafayette Macklin netted 14. Tak-
recorded a 73-31 win isha Cherry added six
behind three double-
figure scorer's. Land SEE LADY, PAGE 2B


SENIOR; NATALIE LAND (11) scored on this move to the basket against Hawthorne last Fri-
day night. Land finished with 35 points and scored her 3,000th point in a 84-8 win.
Lafayette faces Branford on the road tomorrow night. (photo by Ed Taylor)


Congrats to Natalie;

early start for softball
S Hawthorne that ni
d.i :.I -! Entering the game
f" -he needed 35 points
join the 3,000 pc
.7 club and she achie
That goal that nigh
dominate I thou,


Last Friday night I watched a dif-
ferent Natalie Land play the game of
basketball. I watched as she hit the
three-point shot (three of them) dri-
ve the lanes, rebound, and almost
score at will. She was playing a dif-
ferent game than fans were used to
seeing. But I must confess that little
did I know the reasoning behind the
way Natalie played against


ght.
she
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oiht
ved
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her
ght,


here is a young lady
who could have
scored 60 points that
night. But 35 was all
she needed. When she hit a six-foot
jumper for her 3,000 point, Lady
Hornet coach Jimmy Blankenship
brought her to the bench. The mile-
stone had been reached, no need for
more minutes in a one-sided game.
Speaking with Natalie after the


SEE CONGRATS, PAGE 2B


thorne



74 win
in the game the Hornets were on the
short end of a 61-55 score, However,
a rebound basket by Joseph Edwards
and four consecutive free throws by
Sellers tied the game at 61-61. "Our
whole mind set coming, into this sea-
son was we wanted to run and we
wanted to press," said the Hornet
mentor. "Eric (McIntyre), Joseph and
Jonathan are great ball handlers and
when they get the ball in the middle
to Joseph we are going to get some
easy baskets. Once that game plan
started we started getting back into
the game."
The game was tied at 65 before the
visiting Hornets took a 69-65 lead on
a basket by Jimmy Johnson and a re-
bound basket of a missed Johnson
free throw.: With just over a minute to
play, Mclntryre came up with a steal
and scored to give Lafayette a 70-69
lead. Hawthorne would regain the
lead before Seller's completed an old-
fashioned three-point play to send


SEE HORNETS, PAGE 2B


JV Hornets



fall 67-39


by Ed Taylor .
Sports Correspondent
The Lafayette junior varsity men's basketball team
looked impressive in the early going but seemed to
lose focus late in the game in dropping a one-sided 67-
39 decision to visiting Hawthorne last Friday night.
Mental mistakes hurt the junior Hornets in the third
period allowing Hawthorne to run put to a 46-33 lead
after three quarters. Poor free throw shooting on the
part of Lafayette did not help their situation in the sec-
ond half.
In spite of a late flurry by Hawthorne in the closing
of the first half, Lafayette found themselves still in the
game and trailed 2820 at the half. However, the third
period unfolded with Hawthorne building the lead to
13 points, a lead they held much of the third stanza.
Down 46-33 entering the .final period, Lafayette
could only manage two field goals in the last quarter
in falling to a strong Hawthorne junior varsity team. A
13-2 Hawthorne run in the dosing minutes accounted
for the one-sided score.
Lafayette opened the game scoring the first three
baskets for a 6-0 lead. Ethan Perry put them up early
scoring off a steal and hitting a 12-foot jumper behind
the jumper by Ryan Horn. Hawthorne led 10-8 at the
first stop. A 15-6 Hawthorne spurt netted the visiting
Hornets a 25-14 advantage. Lafayette narrowed the
margin to eight at the half.,
Horn led the Lafayette scoring with 12 points. Perr)
finished with 10 while Austin Henderson added six
points. Mechel Blakely had four points with Austin
Anderson netting three. Domique Gamer and Conner
Lashley had two'points apiece. '
Lafayette will visit Branford tomorrow night in a re-
turn to the basketball court.


SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTO PAGE 2B


ETHAN PERRY (22) went for a jumper against Hawthorne last
Friday night in junior varsity play. Perry finished with 10 points
but his team dropped a 67-39 loss to the visiting Hornets.
(photo by Ed Taylor)


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Congrats
Continued From Page 1B

game, reaching the mark
was a planned happening.
"We have our next six
games away from home
and coach wanted me to
reach it here at home," she
explained. "He told me
like half through the first
quarter, 'If you score 35
points tonight (you will
do it). Make sure you do
it.'"
Watching her move
around the court I noticed
that she was taking shots
that normally she would
have passed off on. She
was determined to reach
the milestone in front of
the many fans the young
lady has accumulated
over her high school ca-
reer. One watching the
game and not knowing

Lady
Continued From Page 1B

points with Kelsey Land
scoring five. Sharonda
Cherry finished with
four. Prine, Macklin,
Eileen Givens and Rhoda
Reid had two points each.


Natalie, would have con-
cluded that she did not
like to give the ball to her
teammates and that
would have been far, far
from the truth. All of us
can attest that she is a
very, very unselfish bas-
ketball player.
Natalie said that accu-
mulating 3,000 points was
something she never
thought she would do.,
"No, I never dreamed this
would have happened. I
just want to go out and
help my team win," she
said. "If it is rebounding
or passing the ball and
'getting an assist, that is
what I like to do. I just try
and do what is best for the
team."
We offer our congratu-
lations to a wonderful
young lady who we have



Lafayette travels to
Branford tomorrow night.
After the Christmas
break, coach Jimmy
Blankenship will take
part in the College
Prospects Tournament in
Gainesville Dec. 27-29.


enjoyed following
through her high school
career.
It is hard to think about
that in just over a month
the Lady Hornets softball
will be underway. Coach
Derek Garland's ballclub
is. looking toward return-
ing to the Final Four again
this season as almost all of
last year's team returns.
"We have about seven out
working out on their
own," he said recently.
"We are just waiting until
January 7th when we can
officially begin working
out as a team."
Lafayette will open the*
season January 31 in the
Suwannee Tournament at
Live Oak.
This will be my last col-
umn until after the first of
the year. This coming


Tuesday we will celebrate
Christmas and I want to
use this space to give
some Christmas wishes
for our high school coach-
es.
For girls head basket-
ball coach Jimmy
Blankenship, a 6'2" post
player.
Coach Daryl Fletcher,
boys basketball coach, in-
tensity, intensity and
more of the same.
For Mike Harris, boys
junior varsity coach, solu-
tions to the team
turnovers.
Football coach Joey
Pearson, another district
championship and how to
replace some outstanding
seniors.
Coach Garland and
girls softball, a state
championship.


But I do want to wish
everyone coaches, fans,
and players a Merry
Christmas and a safe and
Happy New Year. We will
be going north, for the hol-


idays. Again, don't send
your kids to Sunday
School. Please, get up and
take them. You will be
glad you did. We will see
in church.


Hornets


Continued From Page 1B

Lafayette in front 73-71.
Roger Goggins stood at
the charity stripe with 34
seconds left in the game
and connected on the
front end of a two-shot
foul. Lafayette failed to
block out on the boards
and Marice Cook came
up with the carom for a
put back sending
Hawthorne in front 74-
73. Sellers, in control,
drove the right sidei of
the lane and was fouled
putting him at the line
for the winning free
throws. Hawthorne had
the final look at the bas-
ket as Cook launched a
three-pointer that bound-
ed off to the left of the
goal where Johnson just
missed tipping it in.
Coach Fletcher said his
team played with a lot of
heart in securing the win.
"We found ourselves
down and they fought
back and that showed a
lot of character," he said.
"The results speaks for it-
self. We had a little lack in
getting back on defense at
times. We made a mistake
or two but that is mental
growth and we will fight
through that."
A busted offensive play
turned out to be just what
the Hornets needed in
their comeback effort.
Down 69-68, McIntyre
drove the lane only to trip
toward the basket. The


ball came ajar and ended
up in the hands of Sellers
who just laid it in. That
basket started the Hornet
rally. "That was big play
for us," said Fletcher.
"These guys work hard in
practice and a heads up
play like that shows up in
the game."
The game was tied 11
times with 16 lead
changes. Hawthorne led
22-20 at the first stop and
took a 40-36 lead to the
locker room at the half
and led by as many as
five points throughout
the second half until
Lafayette tied it at 61-all
in the fourth.
Edwards finished with
13 points for Lafayette
while McIntyre netted 12
points. McIntyre hit two
treys. Jamal Reid tossed
in seven points but had
nine rebounds for the
game to go with five as-
sists. Antwan Brown had
a basket for two points
but it was a big one in the
first'quarter that tied the
game at 20-20. Kevin Wa-
ters played a strong de-
fensive game and scored
two points.
Hawthorne placed four
players in double figures
led by Johnson's 17
points. Ed Ray finished
with 11 while Cook and
Goggins each scored 10
each.
Lafayette returns to the
hardwood tomorrow
night at Branford.


CARTHESA MACKLIN (25) SCORED 15 points:as the Lafayette AUSTIN ANDERSON (42) PICKED up an easy basket for
Lady Hornets defeated Hawthorne 84-8 last Friday'night. The Lafayette against Hawthorne last Friday night. The junior var-
win improved the Lady Hornets to 9-1 ion the season. Lafayette sity team fell hard to Hawthorne 67-39. Lafayette will play at
will participate in the College Prospects Tournament in Branford tomorrow night. (photo by Ed Taylor)
Gainesville December 27-29. (photo by Ed Taylor)


JONATHAN SELLERS (4) SCORED two of his game high 32
points on this basket against Hawthorne. Sellers hit two free
throws with 21 seconds left to give the Hornets a 75-74 win
over the visiting Hornets. (photo by Ed Taylor)


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A close look at cane


Submitted by: First Grade
Scientists

The First Grade Scien-
tists have been busy
again. This time they left
the school and went on
their 1st field trip this
year. They visited a local
sugar cane field. Mr.
Stanley Ash gave us a
tour and explained the
growing process and
what is yet to come be-
fore they can make syrup.
There were many ques-
tions asked by the stu-
dents. They were
amazed at how many
steps you must go
through before you can
actually eat the tasty
syrup. Each child got a
chance to use Mr. Ash's
tools to strip the cane
stalks, many couldn't be-
lieve how hard it was, es-
pecially if they had to do


the whole patch.
Many said, "Wow!
Look at all the cane!"
Everyone walked
through the field, from
end-to-end. We even
counted the rows, there
were 40 rows in his
patch. That's going to
make a lot of delicious
syrup!
Mr. Ash surprised the
students by giving each
child their own piece of


cane to carry home. He
explained how to peel the
cane and they could actu-
ally chew it and taste the
juice inside. After all, the
juice is what he will cook
in his kettle to make the
syrup. The group re-
turned to school anxious
for their next field trip to
Mr. Ash's home where
they would see the whole
grinding and cooking
process.


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Christmas Eve service at


New Beginnings Church


It's the greatest mystery of all time.
How will the gap between God and
man ever be bridged? For thousands of
years, man has attempted to solve that
mystery by building staircase after
staircase to God. God, though, has
built his own staircase. And on that
first Christmas night, he walked down
that staircase with a baby in his arms
and solved the mystery for all eternity.
Join us at New Beginnings Church
for this special Christmas Eve Message
and discover the truth about the divine
mystery. The service begins at 9 p.m.


Dec. 24th. New Beginnings Church is
located at 163 W. Main St. in down-
town Mayo. Following the service the
R.O.C. (Reach Out Cafk) will open for
coffee and hot chocolate. Make this
Christmas Eve a very special one by
joining with the family of God to cele-
brate "The Divine". For more informa-
tion visit our web-site at
"http: / /www.newbeginningschurch-
mayo.com" www.newbegin-
ningschurchmayo.com or give us a call
at (386)294-1244. We look forward to
spending this special night with you.


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College gra
Graduation for Lake City Commu-
nity College's Florida Child Care
Professional Certificate (FCCPC)
class was held the first week of De-
cember. There were nine graduates
who earned nine college credits in
addition to the FCCPC. Six of these
students were sponsored by the Ear-
ly Learning Coalition of Florida's
Gateway. By obtaining the FCCPC,
these students are now eligible to be
VPK (Voluntary Pre-K) teachers in


Community

iduates nine
the state of Florida.
From Left to Right: Kim Steams,
early childhood program coordina-
tor and associate professor; Argie
Crusaw, faculty; Angel Cook, Erick
Walker, Crystal Melton, Sharonda
Griffin, and Meghan Rogers all of
Columbia County; Ashley Lawson
(Lafayette), Leslie Smith (Suwan-
nee), Ashley Morgan (Hamilton),
Katie Langford (Columbia) and Lau-
ra Stewart, faculty.


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Mayo Legals

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby give notice that
an election will be held in each county In
Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratifi-
cation
or rejection of a proposed revision to the
constitution of the State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITA-
TIONS ON PROPERTY TAX
ASSESSMENTS
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State
Constitution relating to property taxation.
With respect to homestead property, this re-
vision: (1) increases the homestead exemp-
tion
except for school district taxes and (2) al-
lows homestead property owners to transfer
up
to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes bene-
fits to their next homestead. With respect to
nonhomestead property, this revision (3)
provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible
personal property and (4) limits assessment
increases for specified nonhomestead real
property except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by
exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does
not apply to school district taxes. .
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated
Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their
Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new home-
stead within 1 year and not more than 2
years after relinquishing their previous
homestead; except, if this revision is ap-
proved by the electors In January of 2008
and if the new homestead is established on
January 1, 2008, the previous homestead
must have been relinquished in 2007. If the
new homestead has a higher just value than
the previous one, the accumulated benefit
can be transferred; if the new homestead
has a lower just value, the amount of bene-
fit transferred will be reduced. The trans-
ferred benefit may not exceed $500,000.
This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property
taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tan-
gible personal property. This provision ap-
plies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment Increases for
specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be as-
sessed at just value following an improve-'
ment, as defined by general law, and may


be assessed at jest value following a
change of ownership or control if provided
by general law. This limitation does not ap-
ply to school district taxes. This limitation Is
repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless
renewed by a vote of the electors in the gen-
eral election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the home-
stead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to prop-
erty taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be
repealed if a future constitutional amend-
ment provides for assessment of home-
steads "at less than just value" rather than
as currently provided "at a specified per-
centage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect
upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved
in a special election held on January 29,
2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if
approved in the general election held in No-
vember of 2008. The limitation on annual
assessment Increases for specified real
property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll
If this revision Is approved In a special elec-
tion held on January 29, 2008, or shall first
apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision Is
approved in the general election held in No-
vember of 2008.
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and
used exclusively by it for municipal or public
purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A
municipality, owning property outside the
municipality, may be required by general law
to make payment to the taxing unit in which
the property is located. Such portions of
property as are used predominantly for ed-
ucational, literary, scientific, religious or
charitable purposes may be exempted by
general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cu-
mulatively, to-every head of a family residing
In this state, household goods and personal
effects to the value fixed by general law, not
less than one thousand dollars, and to every
widow or widower or person who Is blind or
totally and permanently disabled, property
to the value fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the
purpose'of its respective tax levy and sub-
ject to the provisions of this subsection and
general law, grant community and econom-
Ic development ad valorem tax exemptions
to new businesses and expansions of exist-
ing businesses, as defined by general law.
Such an exemption may be granted only by
ordinance of the county or municipality, and
only after the electors of the county or mu-
nicipality voting on such question in a refer-
endum authorize the county or municipality
to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so
granted shall apply to improvements to real
property made by or for the use of a new
business; and Improvements to real property
related to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness and shall also apply to tangible per-
sonal property of such new business and
tangible personal property related to the ex-


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panslon of an existing business. The amount
or limits of the amount of such exemption
shall be specified by general law. The period
of time for which such exemption may be
granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by
general law. The authority to grant such ex-
emption shall expire ten years from the date
of approval by the electors of the county or
municipality, and may be renewable by refer-
endum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, there may be granted an
ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable en-
ergy source device and to real property on
which such device Is Installed and operated,
to the value fixed by general law not to ex-
ceed the original cost of the device, and for
the period of time fixed by general law not to
exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the
purpose of Its respective tax levy and subject
to the provisions of this subsection and gen-
eral law, grant historic, preservation ad val-
orem tax exemptions to owners of historic
properties. This exemption may be granted
only by ordinance of the county or munici-
pality. The amount or limits of the amount of
this exemption and the requirements for eli-
gible properties must be specified by gener-
al law. The period of time for which this ex-
emption may be granted to a property owner
shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein twenty-five thousand dol-
lars of the assessed value of property sub-
ject to tangible personal property tax shall be
exempt from ad valorem taxation
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By
general law regulations shall be prescribed
which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high wa-
ter recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land
used exclusively for noncommercial recre-
ational purposes may be classified by gener-
al law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible person-
al property held for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation at a
specified percentage of Its value, may be
classified for tax purposes, or may be ex-
empted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead ex-
emption under Section 6 of this Article shall
have their homestead assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the year following the ef-
fective date of this amendment. This assess-
ment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision
shall be changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed the lower of the fol-
lowing:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for
the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer
Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or succes-
sor reports for the preceding calendar year
as initially reported by the United States De-
partment of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as pro-
vided by general law, homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions
of Paragraph (8) aDply Thereafter, the home-
stead shall be assessed as'provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of January 1st of the
year following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of oara-
gramL(8La_(ally. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or im-


provements to homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for
any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as
provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of home-
stead status, the property shall be assessed
as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are
severable. If any of the provisions of this
amendment shall be Iheld unconstitutional
by any court of competent jurisdiction, the
decision of such court shall not affect or im-
pair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a A person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1 2009 or Janu-
ary 1 of any subsequent year and who has
received a homestead exemption pursuant
to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately preced-
ing the establishment of the new homestead
is entitled to have the new homestead asJ
sessed at less than just value. If this revision
is approved in January of 2008 a person
who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2008 is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value
only if that person received a homestead
exemption on January 1 2007. The as-
sessed value of the newly established
homestead shall be determined as follows:
1 If the just value of the new homestead is
greater than or equal to the just value of the
prior homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was aban-
doned. the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to
the lesser of $500 000 or the difference be-
tween the just value and the assessed val-
ue of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was
abandoned Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein,
2 If the just value of the new homestead is
less than the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned the
assessed value of the new homestead shall
be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the assessed
value of the prior homestead However if
the difference between the just value of the
pew homestead and the assessed value of
the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph Is greater than
$500 000 the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be increased so that the
difference between the just value qnd the
assessed value equals $500 000 There-
after the homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
b By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein the Legislature shall pro-
vide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for
assessment purposes and subject to the
provisions of this subsection, allow counties
and municipalities to authorize by ordinance
that historic property may be assessed sole-
ly on the basis of character or use. Such
character or use assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordi-
nance. The requirements for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed
by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to
the extent of any increase in the assessed
value of that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the proper-
ty for the purpose of providing living quar-
ters for one or more natural or adoptive


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grandparents or parents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's spouse If at least
one of the grandparents or parents for
whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may
not exceed the lesser of the following: *
(1) The increase In assessed value resulting
from construction or reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed val-
ue of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district
levies, assessments of residential real prop-
erty as defined by general law which con-
'tains nine units or fewer and which is not
subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of as-
sessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed
ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the
prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(3) After a change of ownership or control
as defined by general law including any
change of ownership of a leaal entity that
owns the property such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date. Thereafter such property
shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(4) Changes additions reductions or im-
provements to such property shall be as-.
sessed as provided for by general law how-
ever. after the adjustment for any change,
addition reduction or improvement the
property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(a) For all levies other than school district
levies assessments of real property that is
not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (fQ
shall chance only as provided in this sub-
section.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of as-
sessment provided by law: but those-
changes In assessments shall not exceed
ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the
prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such
property shall be assessed at just value as
of the next assessment date after a qualify-
ing improvement, as defined by general law,
is made to such property Thereafter such
property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such
property shall be assessed at just value as.
of the next assessment date after a change
of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law. including any chance of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes additions reductions, or im-
provements to such property shall be as-
sessed as provided for by general law how-
ever. after the adjustment for any change
addition reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equi-
table title to real estate and maintains there-
on the permanent residence of the owner,
. or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt fronrrtaxa-
tion thereon, except assessments for spe-
cial benefits, up to the assessed valuation of
twenty-five five thousand dollars and, for all
levies other than school district levies on
the assessed valuation greater than fifty
thousand dollars and up to seventy-five
thousand dollars, upon establishment of
right thereto in the manner prescribed by
law. The real estate may be held by legal or
equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in
common, as a condominium, or indirectly by
stock ownership or membership represent-
ing the owner's or member's proprietary in-
terest in a corporation owning a fee or a
leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight
years. The exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll until such roll
is first determined to be in compliance with
the provisions of section 4 bvy a state agency
designated by general law This exemption
is repealed on the effective date of any
amendment 10 ihis 'Article whicht provides
for the assessment of homestead oropertiy
at
less than just value
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be
allowed any individual or family unit or with
respect to any residential unit. No exemp-
tion shall exceed the value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or, in case of own-
ership through stock or membership in a
corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general ato. a..d o-bjoot to oonditiono
opoc:fi3d th."reir the .iompton e&.all b: 'r
oronood to a total of twenty fiv. tho-oand
dollar of the a-eoo-d .al-o of tho real oo
tato for oaoh school d:otriot lovy, By g- r-ml
lao" and oJbjoot to oond'ti- ipootf:-d
th. oin, the o(ompt: fo. all other to\:so
may bo inoreao-d 'p to an amount not ox.
aood:ng tLn thousand dollar. _f the no
3.oood alL.o cf th. .-l estate if th. o..nor
hao attainod ago oi./y f:\o o. :o totally and
pormanontly d:oablod and:f th o. o.0. .ot
ontitlod to the oi.omptioi. proW:ded o-b


at a op- :f: J pL. ntega of :to j't .al.
(c)(-e By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the Legislature may,
provide to renters, who are permanent resi-
dents, ad valorem tax relief.on all ad val-
orem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief
shall be in the form and amount established
by general law.
(d)(4}The legislature may, by general law, al-
low counties or municipalities, for the pur-
pose of their respective tax levies and sub-
ject to the provisions of general law, to grant
an additional homestead tax exemption not
exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any per-
son who has the legal or equitable title to
real estate and maintains thereon the per-
manent residence of the owner and who
has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by general
law, does not exceed twenty thousand dol-
lars. The general law must allow counties
and municipalities to grant this additional
exemption, within the limits prescribed in
this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the
manner prescribed by general law, and
must provide for the periodic adjustment of
the income limitation prescribed in this sub-
section for changes in the cost of living.
(e)(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older
who is partially or totally permanently dis-
abled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
owns and resides in. if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the mili-
tary service of the United States, and the
veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service: The dis-
count shall be in a percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's permanent, ser-
vice-connected disability as determined by
the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by
this subsection, an applicant must submit to
the county.property appraiser, by March 1,
proof of residency at the time of entering
military service, an official letter from the
United States Department of Veterans Af-
fairs stating the percentage of the veteran's
service-connected disability and such evi-
dence that reasonably identifies the disabil-
ity as combat related, and a copy of the vet-
eran's honorable discharge. If the property
appraiser denies the request for a discount,
the appraiser must notify the applicant in
writing of the reasons for the denial, and the
veteran may reapply. The Legislature may,
by general law, waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years. This sub-
section shall take effect December 7, 2006,
is self-executing, and does not require im-
plementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 27 Property tax exemptions and
limitations on property tax assessments.--
The amendments to Sections 3 4 and 6 of
Article VII. providing a $25 000 exemption
for tangible personal property providing an
additional $25 000 homestead exemption
authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit
from the limitations on the assessment of
homestead property and this section, if
submitted to the electors of this state for ap-
proval or rejection at a special election au-
thorized by law to be held on January 29
2008. shall take effect upon approval by the
electors and shall operate retroactively to
January 1 2008 or if submitted to the elec-
tors of this state for approval or rejection at
the next general erection shall take effect
January 1 of the year following such gener-
al election. The amendments to Section 4 of
Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of
that section creating a limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified real
property shall take effect upon approval of
the electors and shall first limit assessments
beginning January 1 2009 if approved at a
special election held on January 29 2008.
or shall first limit assessments beginning
January 1 2010 if approved at the general
election held in November of 2008 Subsec-
tions (f) and (a) of Section 4 of Article VII are
repealed effective January 1 2019, howev-
er the legislature shall by joint
resolution propose an amendment abrogat-
ing the repeal of subsections (f) and (a)
which
shall be submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at the general
election of 2018 and if approved, shall take
effect January 1 2019
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THE MAYO FREE PRESS, Mayo, FL PAGE 5B


THI-l lAYDECEMBERP290.2007


olida,


Ira Mikell,
Free Press Reporter
mayofreepressl @alltel.net
As Christmas gets clos-
er, Lafayette County offi-
cials encourage residents
to practice safety while
enjoying the holiday with
family, friends, and
neighbors.
Lafayette County Divi-
sion of Forestry office per-
sonnel reminds everyone
of the importance of being
very cautious around the
Christmas tree, candles,
and anything else that can
cause a fire. They advise
parents to take the time to
educate their children


about the importance of
fire safety in and around
the home and what to do
in case there is a fire.
If you have purchased a
live Christmas tree, be
sure it is watered so that it
will not dry out. Another
fire prevention tip is to be
sure all Christmas lights
are off whether leaving
the house or going to
sleep. They also warn
against using the fireplace
or woodstove to burn
'wrapping materials.
The volunteer fire de-
partments of Lafayette
County, Mayo, Hatch
Bend, and Day encourage


sa


residents to make sure all
fire alarms are working
properly and to check
them on a regular basis.
They reccommend you
purchase a detector that
detects both smoke and
carbon monoxide.
One of the biggest con-
cerns the Lafayette Coun-
ty Health Department has
is stress. According to
Karen Woulf, Healthy
Communities Coordina-
tor for Lafayette County,
December is considered to
be the most stressful
month for many families.
In order to properly deal
with stress, Woulf advises


residents to relax, enjoy
the holiday, and use
laughter to relieve the
body of stress. If you find
yourself in a stressful situ-
ation, Woulf encourages
you to go for a walk and
take deep breaths. "Stress
is one of the leading caus-
es of chronic diseases. Re-
member to get plenty of
exercise, eat plenty, of
fruits and vegetables, and
drink water. A good diet,
is key to good health,"
Woulf said.
Another helpful holiday
tip is to prevent children
from playing around the
Christmas tree. According


Bronson reminds consumers to check out charities


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging con-
sumers to check out char-
itable organizations be-
fore making any dona-
tions. As the holidays
get under way, charities
are gearing up for their
busiest time of the year.
Many collect about half
their annual donations in
the short time between
Thanksgiving and New
Year's Day.
? Florida law requires
most charities that do
business in the state -- re-
gardless of where they
are headquartered -- to
register with the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and
provide financial infor-
mation about income and
expenditures. There are
12,597 charitable organi-
zations registered with
the state.
Consumers should al-
ways make sure a charity
is registered before do-
nating and check on the
complaint history. How-
ever, even if a charity is
properly registered, con-
sumers should get infor-
mation about how dona-


tions are spent. The De-
partment does not en-
dorse any charity, even
those properly registered.
In addition, the Depart-
ment does not have au-
thority to dictate how a
charity spends its funds,
but does provide finan-
cial information so con-
sumers can make in-
formed decisions about
contributing. An annual
"Gift Givers' Guide" lists
all registered charities
and provides a break-
down of how much is
spent on fundraising and
administrative costs, such
as salaries and operating
expenses, and how much
actually goes toward pro-
gram services. The guide
also includes the names
of professional solicitors
and consultant who are
working on behalf of a
charitable organization.
Bronson provided the
following tips to consider
when deciding whether
to donate to an organiza-
tion:
-- Don't judge an orga-
nization based on an im-
pressive-sounding name.
Find out what it actually
does.
Be wary of emotional


appeals and organiza-
tions that have only
vague plans for spending
the funds they collect.
-- Never give cash."
Write a check payable
only to an organization,
not to an individual.
' -- Be wary of organiza-
tions that offer to, send a
"runner" to pick up your
donation. Reputable char-
ities are willing to wait
for your contribution.
-- Ask the organization
to send you its financial
report and written infor-
mation about its activi-
ties.
-- Get the organization's


federal tax identification
number, which you will
need to claim your contri-
bution as a tax deduction.
-- If an organization is
not registered, contact the
Department.
Consumers can get in-
formation about a charity
by calling the Depart-
ment's Consumer Hotline
at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352). Up-to-
date information on char-
ities is also available by
visiting the Division of
Consumer Services web
site at
http:/ /www.800helpfla.c
om.


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to Woulf, infants and
small children can be hurt
if the tree falls on top of
them. She advises against
placing play pens and in-
fant chairs near the
Christmas tree where it is
likely they will be tempt-


1ps
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ments and lights on the
tree.
"Spending time with
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continued from Page 4B

PUBI IC NOTICE
The Lafayette County Commission will hold
a, special meeting on Friday, December 21,
2007 at 11:45 a.m. The meeting will be held
in the Commissioners meeting room at the
Courthouse in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is
an agenda for the meeting.
By order of:
T. Jack Byrd
Chairman
Lafayette County Commission
SPECIAL MEETING
1. Call to order at 11:45 a.m.
2. Pledge to flag and invocation
3. Approve the minutes
4. Special needs/concerns from the commu-
nity
A) Ronnie Land
B) Other
5. Public Hearing
A) Notice of Intent to use uniform method of
collecting Non-Ad Valorem Assessments
6. Approve the bills
7. New Business
8. Adjourn
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE
WELCOME TO ATTEND. NOTICE IS FUR-
THER HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO
FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105, THAT ANY
PERSON OR PERSONS DECIDING TO
APPEAL ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE HEARING AND MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
12/20-1-D

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-0615-CACE-21
EQUITYLINK, INC., a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
RISCASAN REALTY INVESTMENT, INC.,
et al.,
Defendants.


AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 29, 2007, entered in Case
No.: 07-0615-CACE-21 in the Circuit
Court in and for Broward County, Florida,
wherein, RISCASAN REALTY INVEST-
MENT, INC., RICARDO ROJAS, OSWALD
PAMPAN, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the
Broward County Courthouse, Room 385,
201 S.E. 6th Street, Lobby, Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33301 at 11:00 a.m., on the 16th day of
January, 2008, "the following described
property as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit:
Lot 62 and 63, of The Landing at Cypress


Point First Addition, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book A, Page
99, of the Public Records of Lafayette Coun-
ty, Florida
Lot 13, Block 1, of Playland County Estates,
according to the Plat thereof, as recorded In
Plat Book 33, Page 49 of the Public
Records of Broward County, Florida a/k/a
5626 McKinley Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Lot 11 less the South 70 feet thereof, to-
gether with Lot 12 less the South 70 feet
thereof, in Block 123, of Belmar Amended,
according to the Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 30, at Page 40, of the .Public
Records of Broward County, Florida a/k/a
1524 S. 23rd Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33021
If you are a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file a
claim with the clerk no later than 60 days af-
ter the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will
not be entitled to any remaining funds. After
60 days, only the owner of record as of the
.date of the IUs pendens may claim the sur-
plus.
Dated this 29th day of November, 2007.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Leslie-Ann Paul
As Deputy Clerk
Copies furnished to:
Kenneth L. Salomone, Esq.
1701 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 302
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 571-9910
(954) 571-9950-Fax
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Teacher: Jackson and sunjans. a dri bick. you doinf okay. What I want for Christmas is a inpea three player, and I wan
is a rine and a Ipod.


Dear Santa,
110w is your wife? Can I please pel
a Hannah Montana 2 movie, a vatar
fames. A vatar powers, a Peter Pan
movie, a guitar, a Hannah Montana
wig, Hannah Montana clothes, a pop-
corn michin, leapiter, a cookie
michin, Hannah Montana dolk IS,
Hannah Montana stuff, and a littlest
pet shop oaws off diary.
Love, Savannah Medlin

Dear Santa,
How are you doinf? and how are
the efles doint. I It the deles are to-
in to want a brack from mackinq
toys and I bet and I love Santa. That
you are tired of riding the sled and I
bet that the raindeers are tiyed of
flying and puling you and this is wat
I want a hours 7 mp3plaer and a now
car, jeep, and a Hlanah montana
fame, high school movoolfame and a
now car jeep.

Dear Santa,
How are you doinf this year? Are
the reindeer ready to fly on Christ-
mas? Can I have a lifle pet shop di-
ary and a phone and shrek the third
for Chritmas.
Love, Lexi

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Just wanted to
tell you what I want for Christmas is
a dirt bike, Ps, a pokemole qame for
the DS and dirt bike, blue boots.
Love, your friend, Anthony

Dear Santa,
Can you place try to fet me a
horse, hiqh school musical 2 stuff
Hannah Montana stuff, an xbox360,
an PS3, an Hannah Montana artftre
and pick, and a hith school musical
fartare and pick. How are you doint?
Love, your frend, Katie, Merry
Christmas

Dear Santa,
low are the rain deer doint are
they reaty to pull your sleyd and is
Mrs. Claus doint well and I want and
threz play year and a Moastelebl and
a SI payvoyshon.
Love, lich

Dear Santa,
How are you doinf? For Christmas
I want a fone. and I want a hall for
christmas. I also would like some jewl-
ry for Christmas.
Love, your friend, Haley

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer and how are
you. Here are some things I would like
a moter bike, a remote control truck,
a new four weeler, and a reindeer.
Your friend,
Cameron


Dear Santa,
How are you doinf? Did you have
a pood Christmos lad year? How can
your reindeer fly in the air. Where do
you keep your reindeer? I want a
pool table.
Love, Roqer a

Dear Santa, c
For Christmas can I please have a
Browning twelve qadtet, Ixbox, 1
pack of troy t-shirts, from 1 & 2, 2
pack's of high school musical, 1S2
doll's, 1 po-cart a for wheeler an
mp3 player, 1 Ipod, 1 hannha, mon-
tanna quatar pick), a dirtbike, 2
phone's and hannha montana doll
that sinis.
Yours sincerely, Marley
Merry Chrismas
P.S. I will leave you milk and cook-
ies, Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,
May I have a foolweeler, a Hannah h
Monlana2, Hannah Montana Suite.
P.S. your reindeer and you our fun
and cool.
Love, Morean Adams

Dear Santa,
How are you doint? Are you filling
ood? I hope you are because I don't
want to cansall Christmas. I want to
have a phone and a camra and a
wakth.
Love, Christian

Dear Santa,
Iow are you doint? Are you fitint
rady to come in deliver our pruzints?
If you have a lonq trip I will leave you
out some cokies in milk. I will like a
tame boy and a play stasoin 36 and I
will like hith school musical toys baby
doll and I will like more cloth shows in
a inp3paley a I Pod my moma new car
that all Saanta.
Your frand, Nipi a f

Teacher: Callis


Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents las
Vear how fast does your dsleih o? I
really want to know. Do you still have
rudolf? How are you doint I hope
pood. I want Chistmas this year. I
want a ps2. and a psp for Christmas.
Do you think I have been pood. I
know I have. Do you have a Chridstmas
tree! up? I dol put a lot of ornaments
on it. How is Mrs. Clause? How is your
reindeer? Do you still wear the same
suit?
Sincerely, Iseiah B.


Love your friend, Cortez Cooln and I want a pip.
Merry Christmas, your best friend.


Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last year. Can you give me more this year? I wan
doll. I will be food. Christmas I will be happy if you do. What are your elvi
ames? I hope you are careful qoinq. Please don't step on my cat. When yV
ime you can look in the second room I will be in there.
Sincerely, Kaitlyn Blawn


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nt Thank you for my presents last
year. Would you put choclet in my
socks while I'm asleep. Would you put
choclite under my christmas tree and
want for Chrismas is the new spy
p. ear.
Love, Ross
it
es Dear Santa,
u Thank you for my presents last
year. Can I have rudoff for christmas.
How are you? can I have a bb qun?
and a car with a liseinse.
Sincerely, Tyler Laemmle

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. Can you please ive me your fa-
vorin reindeer for Christmas? and are
you qoinq to rename your reindeer?
^ Please leave presents. How bright is
rudolfs nose?
Sincerely, Rylee

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. Can you qive my mama Roudof?
Can you rename your rander but not
roodof? Can you fet my a tranchle.
Love, Vonnie Herth

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. Can you leave a spechul present
,for my mom, dad, me, please. Will Vu
qet me one of the Ford trucks please.
Also ive me a psp please. Can you put
candy in my stocking. Merry Christmas
Santa. How fast does your deith o?
Can I po for a ride? What is your fa-
vorite beer?
Sincerely, Jarred Schrak

Dear Santa,
Thanks you for my presents last
year. Go to the chimney and you will
fine your coocie. Santa can you pet
me a painthall tun. Can you et me a
robot toy. Can you pet my sister a
beach doll. Thank you.
Love, Alex Devore

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. Are you in love with Mrs. Claus?
Santa please put Rudolf in my stock-
in. Do you believe in the Bible? San-
ta please pet me a my twin doll and
the movie of the Island princess. Also,
qive me my two Front teeth. Please
give my mom a new car. Can you Oive
my dad a new truck, Merry Christ-

Love, Leesa Marie Price

Dear Santa,
d Thank you for my presents last
year. I really want a Mp3 player. Will
you five my grandma a pretty rint?
Has Comet been food this year? Will
you qive Mrs. Callis a pretty rina too.
What has Mrs. Clause been doinq this


year? How fast does your sleiqh o? Is
Comet and Vixen the only ones that
pull your sleigh when you need two
reindeer only? I hope you pet me a
Bible and I hope you drink all your
milk and eat all your cookies. Have a
Merry Christmas Santa.
Love Autumn Smith

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. Please ive my mom and dad
something I would like a 4 wheeler.
My mom wants a rinf, trampolene, a
hundred million dollars and her a new
house.
Sincerely, Tommy Gardner

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my present last
year. What I want for Christmas to-
day is a real phone and qame boy. I
want a ring and necklace for my
mom. My dad wants a watch. I have 4
cuwachens. What is your reindeers
name? How Fast is your sleith? How
do you pet in the fire place? What if
there isf't a fire place?
Love, Johana

Dear Santa,
I thank you for my presents la
year. Santa can you pe my mom and
dad a Zood iftl for christmas and me
please. Please can you et me a
wheeler for christmas please santa
and my little brother please pt him
something ood please. Mary Christ-
mas Santa.
Love, Coty Gray

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my present laI
year. For Christmas I want a PsP my
mommy said you can ive me a PSP
and a phone. My mommy wants a
rinf. Can you please brint it to her?
Love,
Kymeisha Coverson

Dear Santa,
Thak you for my presents lat
year and how lona dose it take you to
fly your slieth and what are your
reindeer name and an't your wife
Mrs. Clause. Dose you have children.
And I'm coming to live oak or lake
city because we are coming to your
north pole to see all the chrismas
lights and to to hot choclof. I have
been very pood in school and I think I
know one of your reindeer and what
all of your raindear names and the
cookies are on the table and please
don't knock the ornaments off the
tree and be careful pinq back up the
chimney an don't et all dirty Or the
people's house you come in they will
smell you then they poin to say
who's that under the christmas tree
and then they will be saying that you
smell like oil and be saying that
you're my popa santa and I love you
Pops. You are my love Pop's.


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Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. How lone does it take you to fly
your.slay in one niqht? What are your
reindeer names? Will you tet me a
scrapbook? Will you tet my little
brother a nife?
Sincerely, Maci Russell

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents last
year. I want a transormor toy. A play
station 2. and a tame cube. Pese tive
my brother a knife. By the way how
fast can your sleith to?
Sincerely, Christopher Pepeta

Teacher: S. Wimberley

Dear Santa,
I've been tood and I have had
been tood I pot a treen flat at school
for christmas. I want a bike, soccer
ball and a soccer goal, a pokemon toy,
a narafs toy and a bed.
Sincerely, Salvador Cedilla

Dear Santa,
I am tood and bad some times. I
want a stack of reading books. And a
writeinq journal and anew bike and a
sprinkler and a desck so I can do. my
home work. And a bit toy car so me
and my liael sister can ride in it and
a camera and hith school musile
twister and fake nails. And new shoes
and a pare of eating and a new back
pack and a pare of cloethes. And a
play cellphone. -
Sinsely, Brianna Celedon

Dear Santa,
I want a puppy for Chritmas. A
rele puppy. I want a phon to I will
talk to you. I want 1000 dollars. I
want a bit case of cant. a happy dire.
A camra. I want a new chapter a
flower. My one hosese. Mack kyle Fof
in love with me please. I love kyle.
Make shir he doempt have cruchi be-
fore Christmas or a brok foot. Mabe
my sister rave cute cut her herr.
Love Santa,
Mortan Cousino

"Dear Santa,
have I been qood at my home trips
and days in september. Can you brint
me and my brother a I pod for christ-
mas. Could you brint me and my fam-
ily some money. Will you brint me
and my cosin a nita toutle for chris-
mis. Will you brint me and brother a
mars miiion for Chrismis,
Love,
Brian Keen

Dear Santa,
I have bin tood and bad. I want a
brat alarm clock. I want a cham-
paleen. I want a brat blanket. I want
a brat fameboy. I want a bit pool.
I want a brat totar. I want lots of
cats. I want my mother r. I want brat
dolls. I want a brat birey. I want a
brat doll house. I want a brat make-
up. Iwant a forwheel. I want a lorvd.
Love, Haley Shiver


Dear Santa,
I have been very tood in school so
I want 12 thins. First a spider man
find or fame boy fame and a sponte
Bob Atlatis pameboy fame and a Ven
10 playstashon tame and 100000000
dollars and the double shot toyn from
nerf and axbox 360 and a spiderman
terbo web blaster and a spiderman
daret taq and a monster house dvd,
pirets of the carobein dvd and a
death star Dareth vader transformer
and a sponge Bob Atlatis dvd.
Brayden Lamb

Dear Santa,
I ben tood in schoolch. I whont a
new pool for my home. Then I whont
a new tv for my room. I whont a
fooweler and a new biceickol. I wont
a new house to ive in. I Whont a new
Christmas tree. I whont to to to sea-
world and to the Disny Worol. Then I
whont hanamontana to come visit me
for two months. I whont a new cam-
era. Then I whont to to to Mexico.
Love, Muriela Tovar

Dear Santa,
I have been pood and bad. The bad
thats I'm sorry adowl. So I wont a
Dow Mashon for Christmas. And an A
tetor. Conpoter. A rel won. A bet case
of monny. Ilannah montana, Camra,
hot tub. A forwelor. A littel modor
socl. Make Felix fall in love with me
peles.
Holly Mann

Dear Santa,
I ben (ood so can you tet me a
tameboy and axbox 3 and a p.SP. and
a 1000 doler bill and a drumset and a
sell phone and a duckyard and a
sweet life in Zack and Coey and a
hours and a rillcar with spiner bike and
a dragen and I want to be a draten.
To Santa
Love, Eldride Woods

Dear Santa,
I have been real pood I want a toy
dark vader transformer for Christmas
and here is the rest of the thin I
want for Christmas. I want a scate-
bord and a pameboy and a psp and a
cheebord phone and a robote.
Love, Oshean, and this is a poem
rite here, vilifs are blue, roses are red
and I love you.
your friend, Oshean Simpson

Dear Santa,
I want a intodods and a moltrole
truck, helleys nikes and blue socks
and tator helmet and a tator jersey
and football pants a Hornet jersey
and a hornet helmet.
love, Matthew Robinson

Dear Santa,
Pokemon ranter, mareo karts,
bike, trapalen, pokemon card, DS
tames, Starwars fame, playstashon
fames.
Love, Caleb Land


Dear Santa,
I bene qood. I want the stard-
srare.naxit I want a s-ta walker. Than
i want a pokemon mast pake. Than I
want sarw the caete sato. Hot weles
car.
Love, Brent Robinson

Dear Santa,
I have been a tood irl today what
I want for Christmas is a tree house


and a drum set. Also I want for christ-
mas is a new frampaline also I want a
resku pet. and a new Hanah montana
pass just like my friend and a hanah
montana doll to. and I want a baby
dallmashon not a real dallmashon a
fake wone. Also that diary that u can
tar it from your seecrets. Also I want
a fullweeler and that's it.
Sincerely, Zoey Doutlas


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Dear Santa,
I want a mowecin trow Iruk, I wont
a lot of hotwills, I wont a good sister.
I wish I can have a trampleen. I wish
I can have a bit big pool that is vary
vary deap. I rilly rilly wont a lot of
brands. I wont a lot of cats to. I wont
a lot of moosic thanks. I wont a lot of
qorry. I wont a lot of dirys. I wont a
lot of coclit. I went a bowt. I went a
lot of transormers. I wont a lot of
hartstaf. I wont a lot of pood qams. I
wont a lot of cool stuff.
Love, Jasmine Stalvey

Teacher: Padgett

Dear Santa,
for Christmas I want a new bike I
would like a brah compooter with in-
ternet a video now camera, M.P.3
player, I Pod, a pet paint markers, a
fulwilles, a paint brush and a crown
box and a brafz doll.
Taylor Brantley

Dear Santa,
I want a iped and a fame for my
fameboy and a new Bradt car and a
new Brazt car and a new Brait and
the new Brazi's Morey and a lap top
computer and a Brazt boy and a bab-
by. Mary Christmas Santa. I been a
good idi.
from Keisnmary

Dear Santa,
I really really really really really
what a art set and a kitchen and
mady a dslushy muchene and I also
want a few books for Chrismas to
help me read better.
Love, Kaity Folsom

Dear Santa,
How are you. I want a lap top also
I will you 20 dolrs if you don't bring
give me cole. Also I want a new bike.
Garrett

Dear Santa,
I want a book mark.
Dakota

Dear Santa,
How are you? I want a braht key
bord I want a viddocamera. I want a
habby alive. I want a Brah. I want a
brats camera that pso on a computer.
Ow how is rowdoef?
Love, Ashley

Dear Santa,
How is your reindeer. How is your
wife. I want a dinosaur without a
cord. I want a remote control with it.
How is your elves?

Dear Santa,
I want a laptop computer and a
ipod, viedo fame, famebey 3, bralt,
mack up set, a poney, camera, and a
babby doll that crys. Merry Christmas
and how are your raindeers doint,
happy, excited, pood, bad, I love toys.
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas Raindeers
and Santa.
Shiven Keels

Dear Santa,
I want a DS and DS game like
pokemon tame and a mp3 player and
how is your reindeer and how are
elves and hew are you and I wanted a
iped and pokemon cards and a remote
control dinosaur and Santa I love you.
From Ryan

Dear Santa,
How are your raindeers and what I
want for cristlmas is a bike and a psp
and my own computer and my video
tames. I want a lap top computer
then what else I want is a (ame boy
and I want a playstaon 3 for cristinas
and a music case and I want is a toy
pirite ship.
Juan


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Dear Santa,
How are you What I wate for Chris-
mas is a MP3 player for chrismas. And I
want is a laptop and I want a came
forwwill with a winshilld. This is wut I
want for crimes.
Elijah Hewitt

Dear Santa,
I wwant a knife for christmas and
how are you doint Santa? I want you
to tet my bat ok and can you brine

me some wood for the fort? I love you
Santa of Christmas man.
Bryant

Dear Santa,
How are you I wont a mp3 player
and tv and one bike and one doll.
Talea

Dear Santa,
I hope you can brint me a mp3
player and a lap top computer and a
video camera.
from Caleb

Dear Santa,
How are you. I like a play comput-
er. I like a mp3 player. I like a cam-
era. I like a la top computer.
Kasie

Teacher: Mr. Scott

Dear Santa,
I would like a lot of thinp for
Chrismas. Well the first hint I would
like for Christmas is a laptop and I
would like this thint where you can
stay in touch with your friends and iF
is pink also, I would like this music
thin where it shows the person danc-
ing and I would like a new fame boy
and I would like a tame to po in it.
Also, Merry Christmas Santa.
Love, Tara Byrd

Dear Santa,

Sincerely, Holden Scott Richardson

Dear Santa,
Thank you for what you tot me
last year. I love it but this year I am
biter. I am ready for a laptop and a
year bradly prace, a bike like you tof
Koden, som cards, pet shop diyry a
tolf cart, a pink than that you can
ceep in toch with your freinds soom
reel rings.
Have a mery chrismas

Dear Santa,
Thank you for tivint me present. I
hope I'm not on the noHy rut. But I
can't wit for this years Chrbita
anyway thanks for the stuff you ave
me ladt year. pelsly the bike. My
tandpapa fixed it this yea but any-
way can I ask you what I want this
year I would like a laptop a sell pone
a didlule camera, an alarm clock,
Hannah Montana cover and a hith
school musical cover and a purse also
an anna Montana purse. .
Sinbedly, Bre'lan

Dear Santa,
I like the caryokymashin you tave
me and the hellyfand I like the snake
boots you tave me and the justin
thank you for the dirt bike and the
fear and my nikes.
This year I want playstalon and
some lacron boos and some flurp.
Thank you,
Marcus
Dear Santa,
Pleas brinh me a xbox and Iv. a
doe. a pistle and a melle detector.
Mary Chritmas.
Sincerely, Predton

Dear Sania,
Thanks you for my 22 pistol and
this year I want a xbox and a wii
tame, I feel tood and smart. Merry
Christmas
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Dear Santa,
What do the reindeer eat? Is your
wife rick? Can I please have a Hannah
montana dance mat, Sharpay doll
Hanna Montana close, Hith School
musical dance mat, Hith School miscal
close, Bratz movie, star doll, Bratz ice
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miical poster.
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bed and a hana montana danecen
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Santa I love you are the sweet Santa
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cover and a cindarell poster and hana
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and a hana montana moon chair.
from Disney

Dear Santa,
Can you get me a bascithball signed
and a present for my sister and a sku-
tur and a lot of cards with a lot of
pokeymon for me.
Cody

Dear Santa,
I want a new race car fame for
Chrismas. And I want a brand new
bike for chrismas. I am happy for my
(On I tot for Chrimsas last year. I
want a jeep for chrismas. I want a
baby brother for chrismas.
Love, Dillan Bass

Dear Santa,
Thank for all the Oiff you have
Olive me and my sister but please me
and my sister want and other Oif and,
my Oift that I want is a psp with a
tame of smckdown vj. Raw 2008.
Thank you for the tifs you eave
me,
Love, Felipe

Dear Santa,
Thak you for the last year present
from mmy sisters. This year I will like
a wii tame reyes, a supper Mario soc-
cer.
from Gustavo


Dear Santa,
What do your reindeer eat in. Can
I go to the north pole and see you and
how you are doing and the reindeer. I
want a loute of Christmas toyes and
anxboy 300. I love you Santa

Dear Santa,
I've been really eood this year and
I want to thank you for what you
gave me last year. Also I'll be watch-
inn you in the sky bring kids presents.
But presents are not all about Christ-
mas, it's about esus birthday that we
celebrate on Christmas morning with
lots of happiness and joy. Also, I have
to tell you what I want for Christmas
so I want a laptop for Christmas so I
don't get bord on vacation.
Love; Kaden O'steen, your friend

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the spy kit that you
gave me last year for Christmas and
the bicycle you gave me the year be-
fore last. I have been good this year.
Will you please tet me a nintendo DS
with Pokemon dimend and Pearl and
a PokeDex and BenlOProtector of
Earth.
Sincerly, Zachary

Dear Santa,
This is a lis of things I wold like
for Christmas. Iwold like a bike hel-
met and I would like baby doll close
and also, I wold like a hat and I wold
like a pare of soks. Merry Christmas
Santa.
Love, Kelly Cornell

Dear Santa,
I want to thank you for my riffik
and treat fitts. This year I have ride
very hard to be good. When you get a
chance pleas et me a high school mu-
sical 1 and a high school musical fas
shirt. I would also like a intidow DS. If
you could pleas get me a real miny
forreeler. When Christmas comes I
will give you a snak and coke like I al-
ways do.
Love, Sarah Jackson
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Great Union Railroad Depot (1926). The Jacksonville Termi-
nal of the Great Union Railroad opened in 1919. It is an im-
pressive structure featuring a 180-foot facade of 14 Doric
limestone columns that rise 42 feet from the floor. Inside, a
75-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling greeted passengers who de-
trained from the more than 200 trains a day that served as
the gateway to Florida during its heyday. the last train de-
parted Jacksonville Terminal on Jan. 3, 1974.


The Champion Engine 500 (1940s). On Dec. 1,1939, Atlantic
Coast Line (ACL) and Florida East Coast Railroad launched
the all-coach Champion streamliner service between New
York and Florida. The name of the ACL was Champion Mc-
Dowell Davis, however, that is not where the train got its
name. ACL sponsored a contest, Which was won by Betty
Creighton, a secretary from Pittsburgh, who christened the
Champion at Washington during its maiden southbound voy-
age.


Florida East Coast Railroad (1935). The Florida Special de-
buted in January 1888 and ran for 84 years. It was the first
electronically lighted and vestibuled train in the country. It
was built to ferry the wealthy, winter-weary northerner to
sunny Florida. The Florida Special was known for its red car-
pet treatment including fresh pompano on the northbound
menus and the Miami Daily Herald under every stateroom
door. The photo features Mayor E.G. Sewell of Miami greet-
ing "Miss Florida" Mary Elise Weems.


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history


The history of rails in Florida spans
more than 160 years. The opening' of
pedin~ilsar Florida following the Civil
War was in large part driven by railroad
expansion. While the sound of the steam
whistle echoing through the North Flori-
da pine forests evoke images of the past,
.it was the passenger.trains of Henry
Plant and Henry. Flagler that established
the urbanized Florida of today. Trains
evolved from the rural short lines to the


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Pensacola Trolley (1920s). The Pensacola Electric Company
started providing trolley, service in the downtown area in.
1906. Thirty trolleys in 1920 carried four million passengers
during the year. The trolley in this photo is headed south
down South Palafox Street. The Pensacola Electric Compa-
ny, which merged with Gulf Power in 1926, ceased provid-
ing trolley service in 1932.


present major rail systems.
Now, the commercial freight railroads
set new ton-mile records almost yearly.
Amtrak has re-established the conven-
tional passenger train as a viable trans-
portation option, there has been a resur-
gence of commuter rail services such as
southeast Florida's Tri-Rail, and a revo-
lution in rail technology stands ready to
bring a new age of high speed rail ser-
vice to Florida.


Atlantic Coast Line train on West Main Street in Gainesville (mid-1920s). The Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad was the center of Gainesville's transportation for nearly 20 years. When pas-
senger service still was important to the rail industry, the Atlantic Coast Line train used to run
- and did so from post-Civil War times to aftey World War II down the center of Main Street,,
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Vegetable Train (1907). The Florida and West Indies Railroad and Steamship Company com-
pleted work on.this track in 1903. This wood-burning vegetable train ran from Turkey Creek
in Hillsborough County south to Palmetto in Manatee County. Farmers would place their veg-
etables along the track for pick-up by the train. The man with the broom kept the tracks free
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Children in need! You can help children in your own
community. Please help Guardian Ad Litem make it possi-
ble 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 currently represented with three gifts from their
Christmas wish list. Individuals or groups are asked to
sponsor a child and deliver 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 information about our pro-
gram, visit www.GuardianadLitem.org. Info: Tammie
Williams, 386-364-7720, Tammie.Williams@gal.fl.gov or
stop by the Guardian Ad Litem office.

Register now!
Deadline Feb. 1
Educational program to help adults
with type 2 diabetes
Suwannee and Columbia County Extension Services are
now offering an educational program to help adults with
type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and
reduce risk of health complications. The program will in-
clude nine classes taught by a team of qualified educators
and health professionals, and a personal consultation with a
registered dietitian. Health assessments (height, weight, and
blood pressure measurements) are included. Classes will be
held at the Columbia County Extension Office, 164 SW
Mary ethel Lane, Lake City and will run from Feb. 7-April
10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The $75 program fee includes the
educational classes, individual nutrition consultation with a
registered dietitian, program materials and health assess-
ments. Class size is limited! Deadline to registers is Friday,
Feb. 1. Info: 386-752-5384.




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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
Florida 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 in-
dustry 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 car-
pentry 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. Applicants need to begin the application process as
soon as possible in order to complete required TABE testing
and NFCC admission procedures. Info: John Sirmon, 850-
973-9440 or sirmonj@nfcc.edu.

Attention FFA and 4-H
members!
Deadline Jan. 12, 2008
Attention 4-H and FFA members
hog exhibitors
The 2008 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and
Sale/Fair hog ownership deadline will be held Saturday,
Jan. 12, 2008. FFA and 4- H members, if your pig has not
already been tagged, you can have it tagged from 8- 10
a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Suwannee County Exten-
sion Office, 1302 Eleventh St., Live Oak. Also, your entry
form must be turned in on this date. Info: Suwannee County
Extension Office, 386-362-2771.

RSVP now!
Jan. 16, 2008
Free Psychological First Aid for
Terrorism and Disasters Training
Suwannee County Health Department will host free Psy-
chological First Aid for Terrorism and Disasters Training
from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Live
Oak Church of God, 9828 US Highway 129, Live Oak. Tar-
get audience: Anyone who may be in contact with disaster
victims, asked to work in a Special Needs Shelter, or Point
of Dispensing (POD). CEUs available. Info/RSVP: Jerry
Combass, Public Health Preparedness and Response County
Coordinator, Jerry_Combass@doh.state.fl.us or 386-590-
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Miss Suwannee River Valley of North Florida Scholar-
ship Pageants, Inc. is accepting contestants for Miss and
Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter
for all contestants will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants
are a preliminary to Miss Flori-
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no older than 17 on Aug. 31, 2008. Additionally, the teen
contestant must not be a senior in high school. Miss Contes-
tants 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: friends-
finethings@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!
Dec. 19
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Flori-
da) 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 as-
sist constituents 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 Congressman Boyd's staff this month will be Wednes-
day, Dec. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;, Live Oak City
Hall, Live Oak and from 1-2:30 p.m., Town Hall, Bran-
ford.
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hold a turkey shoot at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, using
12 gauge shotguns only, shells furnished by American Le-
gion. Locationf 10726 142nd St., McAlpin. Six miles south
of Live Oak on US 129, left on 142nd Street. Fo.6d,;/snack
and other refreshments available. Open to the public. Amer-
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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 49, CR 795, SR 201, SR 247, SR 10, SR
51, US 129 and Mitchell Road in Suwannee County; and
CR 136, CR 152, CR 143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, CR
146, CR 135, CR 141, CR 150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6,
SR 25 in Hamilton County. Recognizing the danger present-
ed 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 Flori-
da. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effec-
tive means of enforcing the equipment and driver's license
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 Her-
nando 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 ath-
letics.
Dec. 31
Peace at Last
celebration
S", '" 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
Sixth a peaceful gathering
among friends for a carillon
concert and poetry readings
on the banks of the Suwan-
nee River. Free with paid park ad-
mission. 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 mem-
bers 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 with a
Healthy choice.
Meet at the
Suwannee River
(State Park parking
lot. Bring water,
lunch and wear
comfortable shoes
or boots. Park en-
trance fees apply.
Info: 850-971-


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5354 or 386-362-2746 or e-mail fosrsp@surfbest.net.
Jan. 2, 2008
Mike and Kelly Bowling in concert at
Madison Church of God
Madison Church of God on Valdosta Road will host a
New Year's Gospel Sing featuring Mike and Kelly Bowling
at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. Mike's song "We Have
A Savior" is
No. 1 on the
December,
2007 Singing
News Chart.
Mike and
Kelly both
have exten-
-* .sive back-
grounds in
Southern
Gospel, Mike
with the
LeFevres,
New Hin-
sons, Crabb
Family, the
Perry Family
and appear-
ances on the
Gaither
Homecoming series concerts and videos. Kelly is a member
of the Crabb family and recently joined Mike in this new
ministry. Jeff Snyder, tenor, and Roy Collett, pianist, have
recently joined the group. Info: Pastor Doyle Glass, 850-
973-3339.
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 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.

Jan. 4-5. 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Pensaco-
la (PJC) Friday-Saturday, Jan. 4-5, 2008 at home. Friday at
5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC cam-
pus in Madison. Admission is free and the public is wel-
come 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.


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 g
The First Saturday Coffeehouse will
be held- at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5 at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs.
Songs, stories, music or poetry
may be performed at this open q
stage night held in the park audi-
torium. Coffee and desserts avail-
able for sale. Fees: This event is free!
Info: 386-397-4331 or www.Flori-
daStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Visit now!
Thru Jan. 6, 2008
Florida Museum presents "Megalodon:
Largest Shark that Ever Lived"
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville
presents "Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived" thru
Jan. 6, 2008. Visitors enter a full-size sculpture of Mega-
lodon 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.
Jan. 8, 2008
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, Jan.
8, 2008 at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the
Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into vo-
cational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 9, 2008
NFCC will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community College will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) on computer on at
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at NFCC
Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus. CJ-
BAT is required for acceptance into Corrections & Law En-
forcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is
required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 10, 2008
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Men's Sentinel Basketball Team plays St. Johns
River at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 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.
Jan. 11, 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays TCC at
6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2008 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC cam-
pus in Madison. Admission is free and the public is wel-
come 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
Wvww.nfcc.edu and click on athletics,
Jan. 11-12, 2008
Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs will host the Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat on Jan.
11-12, 2008 offering workshop sessions taught by foremost
mountain and hammer dulcimer and autoharp players from
throughout the United States. In addition, there will be con-
certs on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. that will
feature your favorite musicians. Cost: $85, includes con-
certs and workshops.Info/registration: 386-397-4478.

Jan. 13, 2008
National Stephen
Foster Day
celebration
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park in
White Springs invites the .
public to an afternoon musi-
cal program and carillon
recital at 2 p.m., Sunday,.
Jan. 13, 2008 in honor of
National Stephen Foster "....
Day and the legendary s ', .. .. ..
American composer who
wrote Florida's state song, .'" '
"Old Folks at Home." Fees: '" ""
Free with paid park admis- ... -
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(FTA) Will meet from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at
Suwannee River Water Management District on US 90 and
CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. The public is welcome!
The program will feature a slide program of Bob and Terry
Wallace's Alaskan trip, followed by a discussion about up-
coming hikes and trips, many of which are open to the pub-
lic. Various hikes are being planned for the upcoming
months. February is Florida's Hiking Trail Month. Info:
chapter chair, Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-3256,
dunnams@windstream.net or Stephanie Sikora, 386-208-
1381, rjwildlife@windstream.net.
Jan. 14-15, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 14-15, 2008 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, Jan. 9, 2008. Florida driver's
license and Social Security Card required. Info: Lynn Lee,
386-364-2782.

Register now!
Jan. 14, 2008-March 3, 2008
Pottery workshops
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host
an eight-week pottery workshop on Mondays from 6-9
p.m., Jan. 14, 2008-March 3, 2008. Jean Davidoff, master
potter and craft demonstrator will instruct on the various
methods of working with clay, slab, coil, pinch and wheel-
thrown pottery. Suitable for both experienced and beginning
artists. Cost: $125 plus cost of materials, approximately
$25, park admission included. Info/registration: 386-397-
1920, Kelli.Pipkins@dep.state.fl.us.
Jan. 15, 2008
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, Jan.
15, 2008 at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the
Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into vo-
cational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 15, 2008
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
in the media center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are wel-,.
come to attend.
Jan. 16, 2008
NFCC will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community College will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) on computer on at
" 8:30aYm :-.iM3O"pm.: and 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. '16,2008
at NTCC TIesnng Center, Building 16, on the Madison cam-.
pus. CJBAT is required for acceptance into Corrections &'
Law Enforcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 16, 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays
Okaloosa-Walton at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 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 or email Alexander at
AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant coach Marcus Hawkins
at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and www.nfcc.edu and click on
athletics.
Jan. 19, 2008
The White Springs Folk Club presents
Jack Beck & Wendy Welch
The White Springs Folk Club offers entertainment at 7:30
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 featuring Jack Beck & Wendy

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Jan. 14, 2008
McAlpin
Community Club
to meet
McAlpin Community
Club will meet at 7 p.m.,
Monday, Jan. 29, 2008.
Suwannee County Property
Appraiser Lamar Jenkins
will discuss the upcoming
changes set up by the legis-
lature to the 2008 Ad Val-
orem Taxes which will be
on the Jan. 29, 2008 ballot.
Be an educated voter! The
Club is located at 9981
170th Terrace, McAlpin. A
potluck supper will be
served. Please bring a cov-
ered dish to share. Info:
386-963-5357.
Jan. 14, 2008
Suwannee Chapter
of the Florida
Trail Association
will meet
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association


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Welch at Telford Hotel, River Street, White Springs. Dinner
and lodging are also available, call 386-397-2000 for reser-
vations. Concert room opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception,
drawing and intermission performance session featuring lo-.
cal/regional performers will follow. Cost: $12.50 per person
at the door, performance and reception. Info: Club, 386-
397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net or on performer at
http://www.scottishsongandstory.co.uk/
Jan. 21, 2008
Girl Scouts sponsor
Suwannee River Renewal Project
Girl Scouts are sponsoring Suwannee River Renewal Pro-
ject. The public is invited to participate from 9 a.m.-until,
Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Meet in the parking lot at Suwannee
Springs, off US 129, Live Oak. Bring the kids and your
friends, some water and hiking boots! Enjoy the day and
make a difference one community at a time. Garbage bags
and latex gloves provided. Info: Peggy Boston at Adventure
Fitness, 386-792-3527 or Leslie Carter, Girl Scouts, 386-
792-2783.
Jan. 22, 2008
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
Education)
North Florida Community College will
conduct TABE (Test of Adult Basic Educa- -
tion) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008
at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on
the Madison campus. TABE is required for
acceptance into vocational/technical pro- F ic
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration
is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-
9451.
Jan. 23, 2008 .
NFCC Women's Sentinel
Basketball Team
plays at home
NFCC Women's Sen-
tinel Basketball Team
plays Chipola at 5:30
p.m., W ae d dnesday, Jap,. .
23, 2008 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
or email Alexander at Athlet-
icDept@nfcc.edu or assistant coach
Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.
Jan. 23, 2008
NFCC will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community College will conduct CJBAT


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8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at
NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison cam-
pus. CJBAT is required for acceptance into Corrections &
Law Enforcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 23-24, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct Exit Option GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct Exit
Option GED Tests from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday,
Jan. 23-24, 2008 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,
Jan. 9, 2008. Florida driver's license and Social Security
Card required. Info: LIynn Lee, 386-364-2782.


Jan. 24, 2008
NFCC Artist Series
presents War Bonds:
The Stories and
Letters of WWII


North Florida Community
College (NFCC) Artist Se--
ries 2007-2008 presents War Bonds: The Stories and Let-
ters of WWII Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at Van H. Priest
Auditorium on the Madison campus. Info: 850-973-1653
or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.
Jan. 28, 2008
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, Jan. 28,
2008 at NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison'
campus. TABE is required for acceptance into
vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-reg-
istration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.


Jan. 29, 2008
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(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.
29. 2008 at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the
Madison campus. TABE is required for acceptance into vo-
cational/teclinical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.
Jan. 30, 2008
NFCC will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community College will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) on computer on at
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at
NFCC Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison cam-
pus. CJBAT is required for acceptance into Corrections &
Law Enforcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.
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Free Gospel Concert in Lee
R .E..- S Free Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30
'^ S p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at Lee Worship
Center Church, 397 Magnolia Drive, Lee.
The event is held every first Friday of the
S month. Proceeds benefit the building fund
of the church..Bring a covered dish, meat
Swill be provided. If you want to get on the
show, call Allen, 850-971-4135 home, or
850-673-9481 cell.
J Feb. 2, 2008
Bluegrass Pickin in Trenton
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin will
be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at
Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW
O 80th Ave., Trenton. It is free to the public.
Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Feb. 4-5, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center will
conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-
5; 2'008 in the mArsing building at 415 SW Pinewood Drivd,
Live Oak. Students must be 18 or older and pre-register for
the test at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. Flori-
da driver's license and Social Security Card required. Info:
Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.
Feb. 6, 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Gulf
Coast, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 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 or
email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant
coach Marcus Hawkins at HawklrisM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.
Feb. 9, 2008
The White Springs Folk Club presents
Rod Macdonald
The White Springs Folk Club offers entertainment at 7:30
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 featuring Rod Macdonald at
Telford Hotel, River Street, White Springs. Dinner and
lodging are also available, call 386-397-2000 for reserva-
tions. Concert room opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception, draw-
ing and intermission performance session featuring local/re-
gional performers will follow. Cost: $12.50 per person at
the door, performance and reception. Info: Club, 386-397-
2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net or on performer at
http://www.rodmacdonald.net/
Feb. 14, 2008
NFCC Artist Series presents America
Dances-Dance Alive National Ballet
North Florida Community College (NFCC) Artist Series
2007-2008 presents America Dances-Dance Alive National
Ballet Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Van H. Priest Auditorium
on the Madison campus. Info: 850-973-1653 or Artist-
Series@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 16, 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Tallahas-
see at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 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
or email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant

coach Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.
Feb. 19, 2008
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
in the media center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are wel-
come to attend.

Register now!
Feb. 23, 2008
Miss and Outstanding Teen Scholarship
Pageants
Miss Suwannee River Valley of North Florida Scholar-
ship Pageants, Inc. is accepting contestants for Miss and

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We Take



Health to


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Heart


What to know about cataracts


(6As the aging process runs its course, it's expected
the body will go through certain changes. A slower
metabolism, a reduction in stamina and a few extra
pounds are some of the experiences of aging.
Another frequent development as people grow older is
a loss of vision. According to the National Eye Institute
(NEI), by the age of 80 more than half of all Americans
either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Such
figures illustrate the importance of understanding
cataracts and what, if anything, can be done to avoid
being another number among the cataract-having
masses.

What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens that can impair a
person's vision. This impairment occurs because the lens
helps to focus light on the retina, which needs a clear
lens in order to receive a sharp image. If the lens isn't
clear (as is the case when a person has a cataract), the
image received by the retina will be blurred. Though
cataracts cannot be spread from one eye to the other,
they can occur in both eyes.

Aren't Cataracts Solely a Concern for the Elderly?
While the majority of people with cataracts are elderly,
that doesn't mean younger people, and even babies,
cannot be stricken with a cataract. That's because
cataracts come in different forms.
Age-related cataracts: These are the cataracts, most
people instantly think of. They develop as a result of
aging..
P.. Traumatic cataracts:-Anytime a person injures an eye,.
there's the possibility that a traumatic cataract will
develop. What's more, these types of cataracts aren't on
a timetable and can develop years after the trauma
occurred.
Congenital cataracts: These can occur in infants or
even older children and typically occur in both eyes.
Sometimes, they go unnoticed because they do not
affect vision. When they do affect vision, lens removal
might be necessary.
Secondary cataracts: These are often the result of
another disease, such as diabetes, or another eye
problem, like glaucoma. Overexposure to ultraviolet
light can also cause cataracts. The NEI notes that
secondary cataracts have been linked to steroid use as
well.

How Do I Know If I Have a Cataract?
Just because you have a cataract doesn't mean you
know it. That's because cataracts develop slowly and the
symptoms are not overwhelming. Some of the more
common symptoms include:


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Contrary to popular belief, children, and young people in general, are not immune to cataracts.
blurry vision
excess glare, making certain forms of light, such as
headlights, lamps or sunlight, appear too bright
difficulty driving at night because of oncoming
headlights
double vision, a symptom that might clear as the
cataract continues to develop
fading of colors

What Can Be Done to Prevent Cataracts?
Prevention of cataracts can be difficult because there is
no concrete cause. However, certain behaviors have been
linked to. cataracts, and therefore avoiding those behaviors
can lessen a person's risk. According to the NEI, smoking
and alcohol use are risk factors for cataracts. In addition,
researchers believe diabetes and cataracts are linked.
The good thing about these risk factors is that they can be
controlled. People who don't have diabetes should eat
healthfully (a diet that includes green, leafy vegetables and
fruit) and exercise, while all people should'avoid smoking
and drinking alcohol in excess. It's also good to have a
yearly eye exam, particularly for middle-aged adults and
those older. People'with a history of eye problems or who
have experienced eye trauma in the past should also have
yearly exams, regardless of age. NEI recommends people
over the age of 60 should get a comprehensive dilated eye
exam at least once every two years.
Another way to prevent the onset of cataracts is to keep
eyes protected from the sun at all times. Since prolonged
exposure to sunlight is a risk factor for cataracts, be sure to
wear sunglasses whenever going out in the sun. For those
with glasses, consider clip-on prescription lenses that
attach directly to the lenses 6f eyeglasses.
Tolearn more about cataracts, visit the National Eye
Institute Web site at www.nei.nih.gqv.


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Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter
for all contestants will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are
a preliminary 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@all-
tel.net or Sandy Daringer, business phone, 386-935-6380;
home, 386-935-0744; cell phone, 352-281-7316 or fax 386-
935-6381.
Feb. 23 2008
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
I NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays Okaloosa-
Walton at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 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 or
email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant coach
Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and www.nfcc.edu
and click on' athletics.
March 1, 2008
Bluegrass Pickin in Trenton
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin will be held at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, March 1, 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.
March 3-4, 2008
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamiltori Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, 2008 in the
nursing building at 415 SW Pinewood Drive, Live Oak. Stu-
dents must be 18 or older and pre-register for the test at 9
a.m. or 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Florida driver's li-
cense and Social Security.Card required. Info: Lynn Lee,
386-364-2782.
March 6, 2008- iI
NFCC Artist Series.
presents Pastures of
Plenty: A Tribute to Florid
Woody Guthrie -For Ida
North Florida Community
College (NFCC) Artist Series
2007-2008 presents Pastures
of Plenty: A Tribute to Woody
Guthrie Thursday, March 6,
2008 at Van H. Priest Audito-
rium on the Madison campus.
Info: 850-973-1653 or Artist-
Series@nfcc.edu.


March 7, 2008
Free Gospel


Free Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday,
March 7, 2008 at Lee Worship Center Church, 397 Magnolia
Drive, Lee. The event is held every first Friday of the month.
Proceeds 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.
March 10-11, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct Exit Option GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct Exit
Option GED Tests from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday,
March 10-11, 2008 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, Feb.
27, 2008. Florida driver's license and Social Security Card
required. Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.
March 15, 2008
The White Springs Folk Club presents
Larry Mangum and Jamie DeFrates
The White Springs Folk Club offers entertainment at 7:30
p.m., Saturday, March 15,'2008 featuring Larry Mangum and
Jamie DeFrates at Telford Hotel, River Street, White Springs.
Dinner and lodging are also available, call 386-397-2000 for
reservations. Concert room opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception,
drawing and intermission performance session featuring lo-
cal/regional performers will follow. Cost: $12.50 per person
at the door, performance and reception. Info: Club, 386-397-
2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net or on performer at http://larry-
mangum.com/bio.html and
http://www.jamiedefratesmusic.com/jd.htm.
March 15, 2008
Birding walk at
Suwannee River State Park
Friends of Suwannee River State Park will hold a birding
walk Saturday, March 15, 2008 at
Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; meet at
park 8 a.m.; bring wa-
ter, binoculars and fa-
vorite bird ID book;
wear comfortable shoes
or boots. Park entrance
fees apply. Info: Mem-
bership Chair Walter
Schoenfelder, 850-"
971-5354, wbs@surf-
best.net or 386-362-
2746,
fosrsp@surfbest.net.
March 18, 2008
Suwannee Elementary School
(SES) School Advisory Council
(SAC) will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advi-
sory Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday,
March 18,.2008 in the media center at SES, 1748
South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Live
Oak. All interested parties are welcome to attend.


April 4, 2008
Free Gospel


Concert in Lee


C


concert in Lee
Free Gospel Concert will
be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday,
April 4, 2008 at Lee Worship
Center Church, 397 Magno-
lia Drive, Lee. The event is
held every first Friday of the
month. Proceeds 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.
April 5, 2008
Bluegrass Pickin in
Trenton
Suwannee Valley Blue-
grass Pickin will be held at 6
p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008
at Otter Springs Resort
Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave.,
Trenton. It is free to the pub-
lic. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-


free 800-990-5410.
April 14-15, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, April 14-15, 2008,in the
nursing building at 415 SW Pinewood Drive, Live Oak. Stu-
dents must be 18 or older and pre-register for the test at 9
a.m. or 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Florida driver's li-
cense and Social Security Card required. Info: Lynn Lee,
386-364-2782.
April 15, 2008
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008
in the media center'at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are wel-
come to attend.
April 19, 2008
Birding walk at
Suwannee River State Park
Friends of Suwannee River State Park will hold a birding
walk Saturday, April 19, 2008 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.
April 21-22, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct Exit Option GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct Exit
Option GED Tests from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday,
April 21-22, 2008 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, April
9, 2008. Florida driver's license and Social Security Card re-
quired. Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.
May 5-6, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, May 5-6; 2008 in the nurs-
ing 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, April 30, 2008. Florida driver's license and
Social Security Card required. Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.
May 20, 2008
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008 inz
the media center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther :
King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are wel-
come to attend.
June 2-3, 2008
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED
Tests at 4 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, June 2-3, 2008 in the nurs-
ing 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, May 28, 2008. Florida driver's license and
Social Security Card required. Inf&: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782.

Sept. 20, 2008
Birding walk at
Suwannee River State Park
Friends of Suwannee River State Park will hold a birding
walk Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at Suwannee River State
Park, US 90 West, Live Oak; meet at park 8 a.m.; bring wa-
ter, 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.


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gauge adequate for the appliance load. energize the transformer serving the house and could pose a
serious threat to line and service and tree crews working to
* If connecting into the house wiring is necessary on a restore power in the area who may not know they are working
temporary basis, homes must have a transfer switch with an energized line.
installed by a licensed electrician. A transfer switch allows


If you desire to obtain a transfer switch for residential
use the cooperative has approved a meter socket
based transfer switch by GENERLINK model number
MA23-N or S. Member would purchase the transfer
switch through GENERLINK (1-800-886-3837 or
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) of North Central
Florida Reaching out to seniors in our area. A variety of lo-
cations all over the north central Florida area are available for
each program. Contact The American Cancer Society toll-
free at 800-ACS-2345 for more information or on the Web
atwww.cancer.org. Or contact ACS locally at 352-376-6866,
ext. 114 or 127.
ACS Support groups:
I Can Cope a free educational program for people facing
cancer-either personally or as a caregiver. Offered through a
partnership between the Florida Division of The American
Cancer Society and the Florida Society of Oncology Social
Workers; provides participants with reliable information,
peer support and practical coping skills. Meets third Monday,
6-7 p.m., Phillips Dining Hall, Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park.
Road To Recovery lack of transportation is one of the
biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many
need daily or weekly treatment and they don't have a car or
are too ill to drive. The program provides volunteer drivers to
transport cancer patients to and from these life-saving cancer
treatments. Call toll-free 800-227-2345 to request a ride or
train as a voluteer-Live Oak/Lake City/Dowling Park.
Look Good, Feel Better a free, community-based pro-
gram that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients
currently in chemotherapy or radiation treatment to help re-
store their appearance and self-image. This partnership be-
tween the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry
and Fragrance Association Foundation and the National Cos-
metology Association enables certified and licensed beauty
professionals to help cancer patients regain self-confidence
during their treatment. Meets second Monday, 9:30 a.m. in
the conference room in Shands at Lake Shore hospital, Lake
City. Continental breakfast provided courtesy of Shands. Call
toll-free to reserve free make-up kits 800-227-2345.
Reach to' Recovery connects breast cancer patients with
trained breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors pro-
vide free one-on-one support and information to help cope
with their breast cancer experience. Gift bag included. Re-
quest a visitor by calling toll-free 800-227-2345-Lake
City/Live Oak.
Man to Man provides men with prostate cancer a com-
fortable, community-based setting for discussion, education
and support. The program provides men with free support on
individual and group levels, and offers participants the op-
portunity to educate their communities and advocate for
prostate cancer issues. Meets second Tuesday, 7 p.m., class-
room at Lake City Medical Center. Refreshments provided by
LCMC. Info: Bill Mann 386-758-7681. Meets second Thurs-
day, 7 p.m., Copeland Community Center, Advent Christian
Village, Dowling Park. Info: Albert Applewhite, 386-658-
3085.
Childbirth classes (free) Suwannee County Health De-
partment; every Tuesday; 6-8 p.m.; Info or to register: Coleen
Cody, 386-362-2708, ext. 218.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (CHES) -
home school support group; weekly park days; informal
meetings; fellowship for parents and kids; Info:
ches3inl @yahoo.com or Tammy, 386-362-6939.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at John
H. Hale Community Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE Du-
val St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Community Concerts of Lake City typical perfor-
mances include jazz, swing, and often Broadway performers.
Reciprocity Program: North Florida Community College and
North Florida Community
College. Info and/or tickets:
Herman Gunter, 386-362-
7101; Joan Radford, 386-
364-4923.
Department of Children
and Families (DCF) DCF
service center, 501 Demorest
St., Live Oak; public assis-
tance recipients get help in
completing voter registration
applications; Info: 386-362-
1483.
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers Needed The
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; needs vol-
unteers; Disaster Action
Team; Info: 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling
Park Advent Christian Vil-
lage (ACV) at Dowling Park;
speaking engagement or a
tour for your organization,
club or church; ACV repre-
sentatives available; free
videotape; Info: 386-658-
5110, toll-free 800-714-
3134, e-mail ccarter@acvil-
lage.net; www.acvillage.net.
Experience Works a na-
tional nonprofit organization,
(formerly Green Thumb)
provides training and em-
ployment services to older .
workers-over 55 and with a i.
limited income-in Suwannee
County through the Senior
Community Service Employ- .
ment Program (SCSEP);.. '
minimum wage-20 hours per i '
week. Info: Lake City One;_.;,,,..,
Stop, 386-755-9026, ext.
3129 for Loretta or ext. 3134 .
for Ronald; www.experi-
enceworks.org.
Experimental Airplane
Association (EAA) Break-
fast fourth Saturday; break-
fast served from 9-11 a.m.; at
the EAA Chapter Building at
the Suwannee County Air-
port; eggs, sausage, pan-
cakes, toast, coffee, fruit and
juice for $4.50; the EAA
Chapter sponsors two stu-
dents from NJROTC to go to
the Air Academy in Oshkosh,
Wis.
Figure drawing classes
with live model by John l r1
Rice Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 E 4 I I
p.m., local artist and gallery .-.... -
owner offers figure drawing
classes with a live model; at
Suwannee High School, $5


per class-to pay the model;
anyone high school age or
older is welcome to attend; Bt',U.,:, .:
bring your pencils; Info: 386-
362-2066. /
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in Gainesville A l.
Florida's state natural history A
museum, near the intersec-
tion of Southwest 34th Street 'Perperson,
and Hull Road, University of
Florida Cultural Plaza,
Gainesville; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Saturday and 1-5


p.m., Sunday; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; The But-
terfly Rainforest is a permanent exhibit and includes nectar
flowers and orchids from around the world to support hun-
dreds of live butterflies. A shark exhibit featuring 60-foot-
long Megalodon will be on display thru Jan. 6, 2008. Pre-
school and home school programs offered. Volunteers are
needed to help with excavation of fossils at Newberry site.
Volunteers also are needed in the museum's paleontology col-
lection on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to clean, repair
and sort fossils from the Newberry site. Info: 352-846-2000,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food free to anyone in need Alapaha River Band of
Cherokee, Inc., a non-profit organization, will give away free
food to anyone in need from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, at Trib-
al Office, 2735 NW 61st Ave., Jennings, Florida 32053. Info:
Chief George Burke, 386-938-4843, Joan Nelson, 386-938-
3609, or www.thealapahariverbandofcherokeeinc.com.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley a division of Catholic
Charities of Lake City whose purpose is to distribute food to
14 member agencies for further distribution in Columbia,
Suwannee, Hamilton and Union counties to help eliminate
hunger. Volunteers are always needed, call Glenda Parton at
386-755-5683.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park second Tuesday,
10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River State Park, US 90
West, Live Oak; Next birding walk is Saturday, Dec. 15.
Birding walks for 2008 will be held these Saturdays only:
March 15, April 19, Sept. 20 and Oct. 25; meet at park 8 a.m.;
bring water, binoculars and favorite bird ID book; wear com-
fortpble shoes or boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info: Mem-
bership Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354,
wbs@ssurfbest.net or 386-362-2746, fosrsp@surfbest.net.
GED Tests Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center;
mandatory registration session before test; Info: Lynn Lee,
386-364-2782; age waivers, Lynne Roy, 386-384-2763,
counselor.
Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation first Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.; or,
third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; at Hospice of the Suwannee Val-
ley, 618 SW FL Gateway Drive, Lake City; Info: Carolyn
Long, 386-752-9191.
High Springs Farmers' Market Downtown Historic
High Springs Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., rain or shine; available
are fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced products;
sponsored by the City of High Springs; behind City Hall on
NW Second Street; booth space available for block parties
and special events; Special events are scheduled for some
Saturday. Info: 386-454-3950, 386-454-3729 fax,
sharon@yeago.net or visit www.city.highsprings.com.
Jasper Woman's Club The clubhouse of the Jasper
Woman's Club, a 2,400-square-foot hall/kitchen, fully deco-
rated for the holidays, is available for parties, reunions, meet-
ings and other social events. The $100 rental fee benefits the
building renovation fund. Info/reservations: Verna Home,
386-792-1556 or Marion Turner, 386-792-1555.
Lafayette County Veterans DD Form 214, "Certificate
of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" can be recorded
in the Clerk of Court's office, Lafayette County Courthouse,
Mayo.
Lake Butler Singles Club Saturdays, 7 p.m., at Lake
Butler Community Club; covered dish dinner 7-8 p.m., danc-
ing 8 -11 p.m.; no smoking and no alcoholic beverages are al-
lowed; membership fees required; Info: Mildred Johns, 386-
758-8223 or Margie Paulk, 386-294-3128.
LillyAnswers Program Available to Floridians 65 and
older, who are enrolled in Medicare, have an annual income


below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and have no
other drug coverage. Info: www.lillyanswers.com, toll-free
877-RX-LILLY.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2007-2008 Advent
Christian Village "Live! at Dowling Park" Artist Series
2007-2008 presents performances monthly; new schedule
will begin in September; Reciprocity Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC) and Community Concerts of
Lake City, Inc. Tickets available at Advent Christian Village
Cashier's Office, Suwannee County,Chamber of Commerce
and The Music Center in Live Oak. Info/schedule of events:
Dick Grillo, Retirement Services, 386-658-5400,
dgrillo@acvillage.net or http://artistseries.acvillage.net.
Lpve INC A non-profit Christian group; represents local
churches; finds help for valid needs; Info: 386-364-4673,
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- noon.
MDA Assists people with ALS; help with purchase and
repair of wheelchairs; support groups; expert-led seminars;
Info: www.als.mdausa.org. www.mdausa.org/chat.
Marine Corps League First Tuesday, 7 p.m., The
Suwannee Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League of
the United States meets at Wellborn Community Center;
ladies auxiliary meets at same time and place, Info: Jerry
Curtis, 386-984-6755; Janet Morgan, 386-362-2068.
Marriage? Help me! A program presented by Solid
Rock Ministries, Inc. of Jasper; at no charge to anyone. Help-
ing to apply Christian principles to our every day living,
Florida state certified. Info: 386-792-2603.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm,
Gainesville Living History Days; Barnyard Buddies; Feed-
A-Frog-Fridays; Activities for pre-school and grades 1-6;
Info: 352-334-2170, www.natureoperations.org.
NFCC Lady Sentinels basketball and men's basketball
- Home games are played in Colin Kelly Gym on the Madi-
son campus. Admission is free. Info/schedule:
http://www.nfcc.edu/sports/home.html.
North Florida Community College (NFCC) Communi-
ty Education classes available for all ages on campus; also,
hundreds of online community education courses available at
www.ed2go.com/nfcc, keyword Community Education.
Complete list available online. Info: Suzie Godfrey, 850-973-
9453, godfreys@nfcc.edu.
NFCC tuition fees on-line payment Pay tuition safely
and securely the Internet using a Visa or MasterCard. To pay
by cash, personal check, cashier's check, or money, pay in
person at NFCC or mail a check or money order to 325 NW
Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL 32340. Info: 850-973-
1610, www.nfcc.edu-type in keyword Fees.
Narconon Arrowhead Drug addiction can leave an indi-
viduals, family and friends feeling helpless and out of con-
trol. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and refer-
rals to rehabilitation centers nationwide Info: toll-free, 800-
468-6933, www.stopaddiction.com.
North Florida Workforce Development strives to help
dislocated workers and other jobseekers find employment in
a prompt manner; office hours at One-Stop Center in Madi-
son: 850-973-9675, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and-alter-
nate Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Note: The mobile unit is sched-
uled to be in Live Oak at the Lowe's parking lot on North US
129, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree first Friday, 6:30
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee; free
Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring a cov-
ered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will offering and
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donations taken to benefit the roof building fund and expens-
es of the sing; groups, singers and pickers, if you want to per-
form or for more information, contact Allen and Brenda Mc-
Cormick, 850-971-4135, after 6 p.m.
Operation Cleansweep FDACS and FDEP sponsor Op-
eration Cleansweep to collect and safely dispose of pesticides
in Florida; Cost: Free; Info: toll-free 877-851-5285,
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-pesticides/
or local Household Hazardous Waste program,
www.earth91l1.
Parents of ADD and ADHD Children support group;
Info: Lea-Anne Elaine, 386-362-7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Center Two locations: 112 Piedmont
St., Live Oak, and 227 SW Columbia Ave., Lake City are
open Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; offer confidential
counseling, free pregnancy tests, clothes for expectant moth-
ers and infants; referrals to pro-life doctors; groups and
churches may sponsor baby showers with donation of the
gifts to the center; needed: maternity clothes and hangers;
Info: 386-330-2229, 386-755-0058 or toll-free 800-696-
4580.
Prescription Assistance patients who need help paying
for their prescription medicines should call Partnership for
Prescription Assistance, toll-free 800-477-2669,
www.pparx.org
Prescription drugs nationwide free medication pro-
gram eligibility based on three qualifications: doctor must
assist in application process, no prescription drug coverage
and earn less than $2,000 per month; Lawson Healthcare
Foundation, a non-profit public benefit organization; Info:
Executive Director Stephanie Tullis, toll-free 888-380-
MEDS (6337), ext. 205 during normal business hours or ac-
cess the Foundation's new Web site at
www.A2ZMedline.com.
Regional Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coali-
tion serving Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton, Madison, Jef-
ferson and Taylor counties; meets quarterly; Info: Diana
King, 850-342-0170, ext. 220.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park The Suwannee
River Bluegrass Association every Saturday night; 6 p.m.;
bluegrass jam at the Pickin' Shed, except during main festi-
val events, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak; potluck dinner third Saturday; Info: 386-
364-1683.
Sun Country Jamboree second Saturday of each month
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US .129 North, Live
Oak; Info/tickets/camping reservations: 386-364-1683.
Stephen Foster State Culture Center State Park, White
Springs First Saturday Coffeehouse first Saturday, 7-9
p.m., auditorium; open stage night with songs, stories, yodel-
ing, music and much more. Coffee and desserts available for
sale. Free admission; Located on US 41, three miles from I-'
75 and nine miles from I-10. Info/schedule of events: 386-
397-4331, www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster/.
Suwannee County Historical Museum free admission,
open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, US 129 North,
Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1776.
Suwannee River Regional Library Donations of greet-
ing cards needed Suwannee River Regional Library, 9828
US 129 South, Live Oak will be the drop-offsite for dona-
tions of used all-occasion cards. The cards will be picked up
by Anabelle Burhnam for the purpose of making bookmarks
for the library. Info: 386-362-2317.
Substance abuse prevention Suwannee County Youth
can get involved! Info: Steven L. Schneitman Jr., Regional
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Lafayette County Health
Department, P.O. Box 1806, Mayo, FL, 32066, 'Office: 386-
294-1321, ext. 233, Cell: 386-562-2152, StevenSchneit-
man@doh.state.fl.us; Tony Greenberg, Suwannee High
School, 1314 Pine Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064, 386-364-2639;
Hal Chaffee, Suwannee County Health Department, P.O. Box
6030, Live Oak, FL 32064, 386-362-2708, ext. 258,
Hal_Chaffee@doh.state.fl.us; and Mary Jordan Taylor, Youth
Advocacy Partnership, 200 Marymac St., Live Oak, FL
32064.
Suwannee Valley Builders Association (SVBA) a non
profit organization, is a group of approximately 80 local citi-
zens dedicated to building a stronger community, whose
members volunteer their time with active involvement with
associate sponsorships of worthwhile community activities
and associate members of the Council for Progress and
Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. SVBA donates
two academic scholarships each year, donates Christmas
gift/food baskets each year and sponsor of the children's
playhouse raffle at Christmas. Featured speakers from local
businesses and a catered dinner are the highlights of the
evening at monthly meetings. The general public is invited to
attend and become members. Donations of $5 a person are
accepted at the door to help cover catering expenses. For
more info on joining the organization, contact Ronnie Poole,
386-362-4539.
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin first Saturday, 7
p.m., Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Tren-
ton. It is free to the public, in a nice, air-conditioned building.
Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Taylor County Jamboree, Perry times and dates vary
for monthly events held at Old Gladys Morse Elementary
School, Perry; live music, musicians from the area and from
the Monticello Country Jamboree perform; no admission fee;
tickets sold for door prizes support the event; everyone is
welcome; Info: 850-578-2484.
Volunteer driver safety training instructors needed -
AARP Driver Safety instructors needed in this area, call Anne
George, trainer, 386-752-9061.
Volunteers needed The American Cancer Society's Road
to Recovery Program in Suwannee County is stepping up ef-
forts to recruit both drivers and patients. This vital patient .
service program is in need of volunteers who are willing to
drive patients to and from their cancer appointments. To vol-
unteer as a driver or to request a ride, please call this toll-free
number and ask to be connected to the Road To Recovery
Program in your local area: 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345).
Volunteers needed Disaster Animal Response Team
(DART) is looking for help. Volunteers are needed to help out
with animals during hurricanes and all natural disasters.
DART meets the first Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Companion An-
imal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Street, Live Oak. Volunteers
are especially needed to help man pet-friendly shelters right
here in Suwannee County. If you'd like to help out or be put
on the list of volunteers, call 386-208-0072, or come to the
monthly meeting. DART helps out with pets, livestock, hors-
es, birds and all animals during natural disasters.
Volunteers needed Suwannee River Regional Library
Branford and Live Oak branches offer free tutoring to stu-
dents from kindergarten through adults, who need help with
their reading, math or learning English. Your help is needed
as a volunteer reading or math (elementary) tutor. It only re-
quires one or two hours a week, a smile and some patience.
All materials for tutoring are provided. Info: Lori Rogers,
386-364-3481.


Volunteers needed Long-Term Care Ombudsman Pro-
gram needs volunteers to serve residents of nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult family care homes in
'Suwannee County. Administered by the Florida Department
of Elder Affairs, the volunteer-based program is seeking to
ensure the health, safety, welfare and human and civil rights
of individuals living in long-term care facilities throughout
Florida. Info: toll-free, 888-831-0404 or visit http://ombuds-
man.myflorida.com.
Volunteers needed in Lafayette County Lafayette
Health Care Center in Mayo is seeking volunteers to assist
with residents in its living facility. Volunteers offer emotion-
al support and one-on-one involvement that can truly touch
lives. Duties can include helping with activities of daily liv-


ing, sitting with a resident, providing reassurance or compan-
ionship for residents and families and just being an ,attentive
listener and friend. Info: Louise Johnson, activities director,
386-294-3300.
Volunteers needed in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette
and Suwannee Counties SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) Program The Florida Department
of Elder Affairs invites you to join the award-winning SHINE
Program team of volunteers. The program helps elders make
informed decisions about Medicare ,and 'health insurance.
Volunteers provide free, unbiased individual counseling to el-
ders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicare Prescrip-
tion Drug Plans, discounted or free drug programs, and relat-
ed health insurance. They also make educational presenta-
tions to community groups or participate in local health fairs,
senior fairs and other outreach events. Comprehensive train-
ing is provided and travel related expenses are reimbursed.
Consider joining SHINE and help improve the lives of Flori-
da's elders. You will find this unique volunteer position very
stimulating and rewarding. Info: toll-free 800-262-2243.
Volunteers needed Florida Museum of Natural History
in Gainesville conducts volunteer orientations; second Thurs-
days, from 10:15-11 a.m. Opportunities include docenting,
horticulture, fossil digs and more for adults and students age
12-17. No experience necessary; training provided; pre-regis-
tration required. Good at putting puzzles together? The
museum has over 220 fossil skeletons from Newberry site
they need processed. Info: 352-846-2000, ext. 21,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/, e-mail
jcrosby@flmnh.ufl.edu.
Volunteers needed Guardian ad Litem, 213 Howard,
Street East, Live Oak needs volunteers to provide representa-
tion for each and every child who needs it. Give the light of
hope to a child! Info: Tammie Williams, 386-364-7720.
Volunteers needed Stitches from the Heart needs volun-
teers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats
for babies in need. These items are donated to 570 hospitals
all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn desper-
ately needed for seniors and children's knitting programs.
Info: Kathy Salvation, toll-free 866-472-6903, e-mail Stitch-
FromHeart@aol.com, or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.
Voter registration assistance DCF service center, 501
Demorest St., Live Oak; public assistance recipients get help
in completing voter registration applications; Info: 386-362-


1483.
Wanted Volunteer positions open; Surrey Place Care
Center, US 90 East, Live Oak; extensive seven-day-a-week
activity program; volunteers needed: calling out BINGO or
Pokeno, reading to residents who no longer see well or shar-
ing scriptures, giving wheel chair rides in the courtyard, help-
ing with special events or being a "helper/partner" on outings
out of the facility; goal: to keep residents lives fulfilled by be-
ing busy and happy; Info: 386-364-5961.
Wanted Lake City VA Medical Center needs volunteer
transportation drivers for veterans coming to the Medical
Center and returning home. Info/to volunteer: call Voluntary
Service toll-free 800-308-8387 or 386-755-3016, extension
2135, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Wanted United Way of Suwannee Valley, in collabora-
tion with American Red Cross, is working to recruit volun-
teers to assist in disaster response. Volunteers needed are
shelter managers, shelter workers, radio systems coordinators
and Emergency Operations Center representatives. Training
will be provided. Call if you would be w killing to participate
in training to prepare you to serve your community in the
event of a disaster. Info: Vanessa Horman, long-term recov-
ery coordinator, United Way of Suwannee Valley, 386-752-
5604,
The White Springs Folk Club 2007-2008 season fea-
tures performances by well known artists at Telford Hotel,
River Street, White Springs. Dinner and lodging are also
available, call 386-397-2000 for reservations. Concert room
opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception, drawing and intermission per-
formance session featuring local/regional performers will fol-
low. Cost: $12.50 per person at the door, performance and re-
ception. Info: Club, 386-397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net.
Wild Adventures Wild Adventures Theme Park is locat-
ed at 3766 Old Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga., 1-75, Exit 13;
Info/schedule of events: 229-219-7080 or www.wild-adven-
tures.com.
World War II Institute on World War H & the Human
Experience, FSU, Tallahassee,- Donations of World War II
documents, photographs, artifacts, and other wartime memo-
rabilia or monetary contributions or gifts in honor/memory of
someone may be made. Info: 850-644-9033,
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20 Acres priced to sell at $5,950 per acre.
MLS# 55202

One Acre Parcels near town.
Manufactured homes are allowed. Call for
details. MLS#49418.
www.sugarmillfarms.com

River Property- 12 acres with 1,600' of
river frontage. Secluded and surrounded by
Suwannee River Water Management
property. Priced at $299,500. MLS#61924


Carriage Place- paved road frontage with
several homesites to choose from. Call for
more information. MLS#48460.
www.carriageplace.biz

FOR RENT: Professional office space with
1,296 sq.ft. Call for details.

HORIZON PLANTATION- 1,020 acres with.
outbuildings and a couple of houses. Some
pasture, 20 acre lake, timberland. Wildlife is ,i
abundant. Located in growth area, p~a ed
road frontage. Has future development
potential. $5,950 per acre. MLS#60841


Beautiful river property with a view. of the historical
Suwannee River. 2BR/2BA home on stilts with breakfast room,
great room, and family room with hardwood floors. Has
screened front & back porch with deck. $329,000. MLS# 57184


Exquisite North Florida Farm. Great for cattle, horse or just to
enjoy the nature. 3BR/2.5BA DWMH with enormous kitchen,
fenced & cross fenced with 3 pastures, 15 acre coastal hay field,
several outbuildings and stocked pond. $494,000. MLS# 62347
New beautiful 3BR/2BA home on cornel lot in Suwannee
Spnngs Station Home has 1 503 heated sq. It, hardwood
floors, carpet in bedrooms, upgrade solid wood cabnets in
kitchen, ceiling plans and vaulled ceilings Also ras a 160.4
sq ft Iront porch and 260 53 deck in Ihe back
Nice cleared lot. Property is buijillale A must see in a rice
quie neigribrr,:,.d 17.900 MLSOI 58000


Beautiful 5BR/3BA brick home with landscape that boasts
several ponds, gorgeous oaks and pine trees, outbuildings and
detached carport. Handicapped enabled apartment with
access to home. Entire property is fenced. Woodburing
fireplace heats family & living rooms. $229,900. MLS# 63659


6 Units in White Springs. Commercial neighborhood zoning
and within city limits. 2005 modular with 24x10 screened porch
and 8x10 deck. Most units have electrical and plumbing
upgrades and new flooring. $349,000. MLS# 62015
Property is in developing commercial park. Very central
lor any business JUST REDUCED' $124,900. MLS.
58001
4BR/2.5BA on .48 acres, nard pine and yellow pine wood
floors carpel in kid5 room. vi'yl in i ilchen carpol, garden
in back yard Great s.arier nrome $98.500 MLS 62209


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house with a nice little price! 3/2 in a
charming, friendly neighborhood convenient
to everything! $110,000 MLS 62503 Call
Linda Roddenberry 386-590-0275


UruKuIN K NO ILI ULIKS! unnnisnea
home- on 17.16 acres just minutes from
downtown. Ranch style, finish it your way.
Building permit included. 2/2 mobile home
oh property in which to live. MLS 63173
Call','.. L. Vrtn ,.- i "W ..r' f 1l


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charming bridge. $260,000 MLS 58060 and loads of counter pace, and a p:,cl that
Call Janet Creel 386-755-0466 features a umerfl'll MLS oA.- Call
Sharon Selder 386-365-1203 :"
LAND AND MORE!
GREAT PLACE TO RELAX 5 Acres on RIVTRFRON'T COMMUNITY El:i, irme
paved road with planted pines. Owner finance e-iehi: .f ung ine coinmm~iry. *.ned bti
possible. MLS 63639 Call Linda Roddenberry rmIr, d" p.4' hre, n, ir,.. e i.t. i
386-590-0275 h. Te ild ..,- 5 ir Trre Rie
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ROAD Formerly used for tube rentals, has 1.7 4' ACRES in Live, Oak at a great
acres and a great price. Only $69;900 Cail price $37 500 MLS 61628 Call. Paula
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4B13B MODULAR HOME. Large eat-in kitchen
with dual fuel stove/two ovens..Large master CANOE COUNTRY HOME SITE Large 1.4
bath, two hot water heaters, dual shower heads acre buildable lot in sought-after Canoe
in huge shower area. Woodburning (only) Country. Only a couple of minutes from a
fireplace. Separate computer area could be public boat ramp into the Suwannee River.
easily converted into large walk-in closet. Good Centrally located near the greatest cave and
clear well water. Electric at pole barn, partial spring diving area in the country. Just up the
concrete pad. Stucco skirting around home. road from the newly upgraded Blue Springs
Utility room. Offered at appraised value. State Park. Excellent investment opportunity
Wrought iron curtain rods do NOT convey with for the savvy buyer. $23,900. MLS #61293
sale. $300,000 MLS#63874 NiE LISTIA '
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GREAT LOCATION. -',2 on cit) lotConvenwiencto chiwTh SUIUANNEE RIMER FRONTAGE! 105 1 onc %'uter.WIis
,.icipping -i medri~dcal fac~iiies The perfect place forbrhe ang knotmilVMS~~h. eW'arionsr ey 3%a11ILIe, SIL'annee Ridge, fekt acr oss
or rthereement COLIple.Onb ~$15000i'JCalljjjNe~da Haiher 68- himont A h, SAW.9(uCall Glenda McCall. 21:1,-5244. INILS948411


NEAR ITCHT~iCKNEE ... 42 21HiU I-Homies of Merit, large kitcljn.j
&~n office. 4pit hedroomn%, being sold fully furnikhed. on four acres In
Furod Lanid Subdii.ision. $11i9.901.1. Call 'Glenda McCall, 2I.'-52144
1% 1 L S # 42,%4 )
AN EXCELLENT BUY~! 5+ acre %%it river accec;. there'is a po% e,
pole arndsepuic con property'S28.1-0.1. Call Sherrel McCall 668~-7.563
NIL SU6065
APARTMIENT COMPLEX. 24 unitsb nd 12 acres of land nemi
io9n 95.II(JO. Call Ronnie Poole for more inoibnuaLion 20J-3 175.
M Y '144I
JUST REDUCED- Charming 2.1 ho~rne on 4- acres~ in the O'Brien
3rea. %% ith a NIH for imin~e~Int income or faiNiJ. Pi-cperiiv is close to
SR~k NI piopert) %iih miles of LraiI. for horse riding P roperty' ierced
Cor horseN ~itha mall stall This area 1i o~flcuty is clue to riany
spr-in- popular with di~er.;. Seller Is highkN modiated. $89.,501). Call
Dick Cd'ini t 364-S4097 or Ric Donn"~an 591--1298 NILSY462803
BEAUT1IFUTL wooded I acre lot in Retirem~ent ajrea- 1,cil~Id ruea
public boait rjimp 1o the Suio~onnee River. Additional lot maaiilable.
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$ 3jitri each C~iIIl Sjidi.i Jkrrel I, 3(1-NI .33 ~NILS-41,36'i2

PERFECT GET.%.AlWA %,itPe.ri~oc[ Loke. This cute drid cc~z,-3'31
KII his ItAlie1 i ad4 \411 wood deck %- an M't j11o diii, d
I2Ix23 buat shielter and aI1I.,~.2-'4back ~cieeni puicli. All foI I'Il~ i
Call Glendai Mc~all, 2118 -524- or Slerie NhaIX.11,6.SX-75ib3.
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GREA~T PRICE .it this 4.1) acr ie ac of timberland it MaIdison
(ThUiit'.,. N0i rfit otiCR ~5 I~ 351 c rr: d ~hj eel
i~u-240 R1LS.462665
OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS- Tln', Sub s.-iid%%ich shop i Ioc.iied
IW'1 Ihk COI[1''0. tiwu'Ginlledl 0mon. For ,ale $1 I22.i' 0. CallI Rumue
Puck le .rdeliaik 20'0i'175 MSC5
V'ERY SRACIOUIS 313R!'2 I!2BA homei. 2 -story with t%\o bdrin &
bat1h upstairs. Mmuici bdrin & baih with wailkini closet du-wtsiaii.
Open ki r~.hen overlook,; he dining roomand Ii vi room %kw! b0,11,101`61
FR%. Wrapailuuid porch. car go~rige with IdIgC bonus roili tho'.. Oil
5 acres fenced and citos~ fenced Additional 5 acres -'adimblc.
S320!.000'e. Ric Dunc-\ nn. 5Q0-I 29S M yL S#626()4


This is as close a, id comern rJear tc town, yel
the spaciousness and be6ulty C1 ire
countryside. Wildlife abound. Pariaily Br:ced
Power in place; well on property but may not
be operational. Built up area would make a
nice "pad" on which to build your home or
place your mobile. Pond at rear of property is
stocked with bass and blue gill. $60,000 MLS#
63863.


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QUALITY AND ELEGANCE can be round throughout fthis I VWANNA GO FHOM1E,, to a3' homei witifegirnroomo for the kidb to
e.'.qulisie .3-.,Lory bj1k home. Fcaltiririg exposed pickled x~iing play ini. \ko Ilii.. office. Ver9 wic'v b~ic~k porch sr.-i 2(16,000, Ca.ll
beamis. large kjt~hen. sp3clous LR & dinling area, ma~ster ~imic Rontnie Rink 3('2-4530 NM11SIU122i)
%i iccbs t balcony overlooking NNhit Lke,3,3, plus (21) -12 batlhs,
FP. offic. endless forage space. A must see! S595,600O. Call Samira iito r e stet
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LIMIIl"J IMEIO U TllY.-T$5,VUlACTIll UI
acres of beautiful, rolling land with a
combination of granddaddy oaks and cleared,
1 ACRE LOT Great area just around the corner improved acreage. Subdividable 1/5. Just
from the historic Suwannee River and a lovely around the corner from Pickett Lake, half way
park and paved public boat ramp. Lot is lightly between Mayo & Branford, Electricity at the
wooded and ready for your custom-built or street. 3,000' on CR 416. Perfect for
mobile home. Neighborhood clean and quiet. development, livestock or farming. Seller will
Just outside town two miles. Additional divide. Additional acreage available. $1,005,000
adjacent lot available. $19,500 MLS# 62641 MLS# 62579 .4101mP


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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.
My wife was asleep next to me in the bed,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in her head.

I lay there remembering one week ago,
The party we had on the day that it snowed.
I was already dressed and relaxing downstairs,
While my wife was deciding which outfit to wear.

When up in our room there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the bedroom I flew like a flash,
My wife holding jewelry and everything clashed.

The light of the lamp caused her red.dress to glow,
Her new party shoes were all ready to go.
She looked like a star in her long evening gown,
But without matching jewelry she felt like a clown.

And that's when it hit me I knew what to get her,
A set of new jewelry to make her feel better.
On a budget like mine could I find a selection?
That's when I thought of the classified section.

There were Rubies and Emeralds, Diamonds and Pearls,
Amethysts, Sapphires, Opals and Beryls.
From less than a carat that wouldn't cost much,
To the very expensive I wouldn't dare touch.


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With all of this jewelry listed for sale,
It soon became clear that I just might prevail.
There wasn't much time with the guests on the way,
Just one simple ad would save the whole day.

And then, in a twinkling, I saw one just right,,
I called up the seller explaining my plight.
"There's no way I'll make it, the guests are soon due.
Unless," I suggested, "you'd like to come too."

Our friends then arrived with holiday cheer,
Bringing presents, champagne and even some beer.
But a jolly old man, he stood out from the rest,
His attire was different from all of the guests.


He was dressed all in red and was holding a box,
He leaned in and whisg red, "I brought you the rocks."
His beard was so whit is smile so merry!
His cheeks were like r, his nose like a cherry!

The life of the party, h really fit in,
Telling jokes to the guests and sharing a grin.
He grabbed a big plate and then added some food,
The more that he ate the more jolly his mood.

A few sips of nog, then he gave me the sign,
To peer in the box, it all sparkled and shined.
But before I could look and decide what to choose,
He said, "Take it all! It'll match your wife's shoes!"

He took off from the party as quick as he came,
Without taking payment or leaving his name.
It was quite the event I will never forget,
To receive such a gift from a man I j'st met.

As I drifted to sleep, I remembered that eve,
And how one simple man could make you believe.
I can still hear his words as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all,
and to all a Good-Night."



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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 to 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 (4+-) ACRES UNION COUNTY farm with old farmhouse, pecan orchard and
thinned planted pines. Land use permits I 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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Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1) Off CR 249: Two 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 $45,500.
(3) Jasper: 416 Vickers Court, 3
or 4 bedroom, 3 bath CH/AC
brick home on nice 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
bedi oom, 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) CR 51:1 1/2 acres with a one
bedroom frame home, small
singlewide MH and old frame
home, much R&R. Priced to sell
@ $31,500.
(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 $129,000.
(11) Off CR 349: Four acres
wooded, good area on good
county road. Priced to sell @
$34,000.
(12) Off CR 349: 10 acres wooded
with CH&AC log home with
30'x40' pole barn, kitchen
furnished, washer & dryer,
10'x12' storage. Good area.
Reduced to $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 cont. 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) Dowling Park Area: 16.8
acres on paved road, wooded with
some grass. Priced to sell at
$135,000.
(24) 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.
(25) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2
home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished,
carport. $83,250.
(26) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded large
trees, good county road. Priced to
sell @ $5,995 per acre. 4,07.F


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warranty used less than 5 hrs.
$600.00 OBO. 386-362-1824

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1-866-465-0745 pharmakind.com
Secondary
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAT Home
Study Program: No classes to 1-
800-532-6546 Ext. 16
www.highschooldiplomal .com

NICE-LIKE NEW
Very Clean 32x64 Zone 2,
3/2 FP $34,900
Extra Clean, 28x60 3/2 $29,900
Like New 14x60 2/2, $14,900
Very Beautiful, 28x72, 3/2 FP, F
Built in porch, $34,900 8
All have central heat/air
Toll Free 888-231-4919


LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Pets for Sale

FirstDay
AMERICAN BULL DOGS 8 Wks
Old, 1-Male, 4-Females. $200.00
White, Tails Cut, Available next
week.
386-362-9081

FirstDay
AUSTRALIAN SHEPPARD
MINIATURES Blue Muerls &
BlackTri's Availalbe 12/29 deposit
to hold.
Call 386-362-6298

Pets for Free

DACHSHUND/LAB MIX &
AMERICAN ESKIMO/JACK
RUSSELL MIX
Free to a good home. 8-10 weeks
old. 386-590-4094

Plants/Trees

FirstDay
BLUEBERRY PLANTS for sale,
1000's of Rabbit Eye and High
Bush $.50 and up. In Lakeland, GA
must pick-up. Call Johnny 229-
482-9850.

Building Materials

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS
Hardwood Flooring, from $
.99/Sq.Ft. Exotics, Oak, Bamboo,
Prefinished & Unfinished.
Bellawood w/50 year prefinish,
plus A Lot Morel We Deliver
Anywhere, 5 Florida Locations, 1-
800-FLOORING (1 -800-356-6746)


Cameras/Supplies

CANON EOS REBEL K2 film
camera w/extra set of batteries,
Canon Strap .& a 28-9DMM lens.
Excellent cond. Only used twice,
bought for $600, selling for $300
OBO. 386-288-2042


Furniture
*MEMORY FOAM* ALL VISCO
New Thera-Peutic Mattresses (As
Seen On TV) High Density 25 Year
Warranty T/F $349; Q $399; K -
$499. Fast Free Delivery
Anywhere, Thera-Pedic, Dormia,
Aire Electric Adjustables. Best
Price! Call Anytime Member BBB
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Hillsborough Polk 863-299-4811
Pinellas 727-525-6500 7101 US
19 N Hernando 352-688-3454
3021 Commercial Spr Hill
(www.mattressdr.com) 1-800-287-
5337
Household Items

FirstDay
BEAUTIFUL COMFORTERS
complete w/skirt, shams, matching
pillows, and Drapes. Green floor &
table lamps that match, and
pictures. On Rt 90, 3 mi W. of 129.
386-362-2016

Miscellaneous
FREE DIRECT 4 Room System!
Checks Accepted! 250+
Channels! Starts $29.99! Free
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Wanted to Buy
FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES
REWARD! $500-$1000 paid for
Florida County auto tags dated
1911-1917. Also want FL plates
before 1958. Especially Suwannee
Co Tags w/#31 prefix, & Lafayette
Co w/#62 & Hamilton Co. w/#52,
' for museum collection. Jeff Francis
727-345-6627 or e-mail
gobucs13@aol.com OR
www.floridalicenseplates.com.

FirstDay
NEED CASH ?
WANT WHOLE JUNK CARS OR
TRUCKS
PAY UPTO $150.00 CASH
386-758-6999 OR 386-288-9337

Garage/Yard Sales
YARD SALE Fri 12-21 8:30 till
Dark
household items, clothing, msc,
Christmas lights. 3 miles S. of Live
Oak on 129, turn left on 122nd St,
go to CR 49. 10156 122nd St.


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on race, color, religion, sex,
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includes children under the age of
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people securing custody of
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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)
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HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba
Brick, In Live Oak. $850 mo, 1st,
Last, Sec. Only serious inquiry pis.
Call 386-362-6556 Ask for
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FirstDay
HOUSE FOR RENT In Live Oak.
3Bd/1.5Ba on large city lot. $700
mo. plus $700 deposit. Call 407-
892-9857 or 386-697-9121.
HOUSES FOR RENT 2- 2BD/1BA
1 in Live Oak just outside of city
limits, nice yard.1' in Wellborn
close to interstate 10 & 75. 1st &
Sec w/ references. 386-963-5616.

Mobile Homes for Rent

FirstDay
LARGE DOUBLEWIDE 3bd/2ba,
10 min. from Live Oak. $575.00
mo. 1st, security deposit and
proof of income. Call 386-776-
1559

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Commercial for Rent
FirstDay
LEASE 4000 sq ft Masonry
Building with two offices and
large shop area. 3 phase power,
Excellent location on 129 S,. Live
Oak. 386-842-2006
Office Space for Rent
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Great location near school, next to
The Dance Shop in Live Oak.
386-362-1906
OFFICE WITH 2,100 SO FT.
Located in Live Oak for rent. For
further information call Poole
Realty at 386-209-1766
Homes for Sale
LOVELY 4BR, 21/2BATH, 2400
square foot home on approx. 2
acres in Perry, Fla a small rural
town approx. 50 miles SE of
Tallahassee. Beautiful/pool and
patio area with tall privacy fence,
gazebo with hot tub. Reduced -
239,000. Call 386-658-3378 or
cell 386-208-2589. (fsbo)
Mobile Homes for Sale
FirstDay
FLEETWOOD 1989 14X76
3Bd/2Ba Very Clean, Fireplace.
$10,500 (850) 879-7095 / (850)
973-2353.
MOBILE HO E HANDYMAN
SPECIAL. 3Bd Ba DW on 5
gorgeous oak 'shaded acres.
Owner financing NO DOWN
PAYMENT Only $719 mo, Total
$69,900. 352-215-1018
WHY RENT? I can sell you a new
quad plex modular home, rent one
side out and LIVE FREE!
CASH TALKS I love cash deals,
and will give you the very best
price on New or Used MOBILE
HOMES. I really want your
business 386-719-0044
REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME
2007 3Bd/2Ba doublewide $500.
down $396.58 per month.
INCLUDES setup, skirting, steps
and a/c 386-365-5129
OWN A NEW Manufactured Home
or MODULAR home for as little as
$V00. down 386-288-4560
TWELVE PERCENT RETURN ON
YOUR MONEY! GOOD


-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


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


MORTGAGES FOR SALE (NO
BROKERS PLEASE) 100%
BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
STEVE @ 386-365-8549
FIRSTTIME BUYERS PROGRAM
$2,500 DOWN AND $650 PER
MONTH! NO CREDIT NEEDED
FOR APPROVAL! 386-288-4560
NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOMES
900 to 4,000 sq ft. SINGLE OR 2
STORY $2,500 DOWN! 386-303-
1557
THREE BED/TWO BATH 10%
DOWN $595 MONTH OWNER
WILL CONSIDER FINANCING
386-288-4560
LAND 'HOME PACKAGE $0
DOWN If you want a new home
and have OK credit 5.875% FIXED
RATE w.a.c. 386-303-1557
FACTORY DIRECT PRICES
ON MOBILE AND MODULAR
HOMES CALL RICK 386-719-
0044
Move in FAST! New Modular
4d/2Ba. Home on land 20%
-t8lwn and ONLY $836.51 mo.
Rtq6-288-4560
'R SALE 2bd/ 2ba home on 1
full acre, paved frontage, fenced-in
yard, covered parking, little to no
money down. Call Lynn @ 386-
365-5129
SALE sale SALE New
doublewide 4Bd/2Ba $2,500 down
and ONLY $493.77 per mo!
Includes SET UP, Central a/c
STEPS, skirting, SALES TAX,
TAG, TITLE AND CLOSING
COSTI 386-365-5129.
OWNER FINANCE, I only finance
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.

Buildings for Sale

JC'S BUILDINGS, Garages,
Barns, Carports Starting $595.
Galvanized Steel. 2 Styles 13
Colors. Free installation / quote on
any size. Florida certified 10 year
warranty available. 386-736-
0398; ,1-866-736-7308.
jcsmnetallbuildings.com


Acreage
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
DRASTICALLY REDUCED
Private Wooded Parcel With
Onsite Boatslip $39,900
Motivated Seller wants quick sale.
Ideal Climate, situated near Watts
Bar Lake just outside Knoxville,
TN, Spectacular Views, Privacy.
E-Z terms. Call: 866-444-5253
FREE BROCHURE At Western
Carolina Real Estate we offer the
best Mountain Properties in North
Carolina. Homes and Land
available. Call 1-800-924-2635.
www.WesternCarolinaRE.com

KENTUCKY LAND Blow Out
Salel Special interest rates!
*1AC. Beautiful tract $500/down,
$96/mo (7%). *5ACS. $900/down
$199/mo (7.5%). *3ACS.
Beautiful pond, $750/down,
$168/mo (7.5%). 270-791-2538
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
10 Ac, North of Mayo, $80,000
GILCHRIST COUNTY
20 acre, $135,000
SUWANNEE COUNTY
5 acres, $54,900
OWNER FINANCING
1-941-778-7980 EXT: 7565
www.laridcallnow.com
LAKE ERIE ACREAGE Beautiful
5+ acres, ready to build on. County
water. 1 mile to lake! Close to
Geneva Ohio. $47,500. Owner
Financing. 330-699-5723

MOUNTAIN MEADOWS in Ellijay,
GA 3+ Acre Level Tracks. Enjoy
Mountain Views and commons
Area on Trout Stream. Starting @
$49,000 Fin. Avail (706) 636-
2040
www.creeksandmountains.com
NC LAND: 43acs. Near Raleigh.
Mile-long huge waterway, 1100sf
Cedar-sided home, 3 homesites
total, deer, ducks, fish, Awesome:
$319,990. We'll Fly You Here! Pics:
919-693-8984
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN RIVFR -


New-log-cabin shell on.secluded
mountain, $99,900. Acreage on
scenic river swimming, fishing
& more. Access lots $39,900.
SRiverfront $99,900. 828-652-8700


Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.

Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720




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


PRICE R DUCED.
Was Aski 136,000

NOW $19,00

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 412046-F


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705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
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Equal Housing Opportunity


NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with
great view, very private, big trees,
waterfalls & large public lake
nearby, $69,500. Call now (866)
789-8535
OHIO RIVER VIEW 83 Acres w/5
bay building. St. Mary's WV.
$189,900. 260 Acres mostly
wooded w/ 1/2 mile of frontage on
the Muskingum River. $549,000
Owner Financing. 740-260-2282


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Building Supplies


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ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT in
Uptown Rockingham, NC. Complete &
ready for a new owner. Real estate & all
equipment, $150,000. Financing available
to qualified buyers. Iron Horse Properties
(910)997-2248.
Employment Services

Gel Crane Trained! Crane/Heavy Equip
:Training. National Certification.
Placement Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School of
Construction. www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.

Notice: Post Office Positions Now
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annually including Federal Benefits and
OT. Get your exam guide materials now.
(866)713-4492 USWA. Fee Req.
Help Wanted

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


OWNER FINANCE
3/2 DWMH with family room
addition, on 1 acre. 7852 137th PI.
Live Oak, FL Call 386-867-0048.
S. CAROLINA ACREAGE Lake
Marion Area. Ready to build on.
Low taxes, low property tax- and no
impact fee. $24,900, Low Down,
Owner Financing. 803-473-7125.


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Driver: DON'T JUST START YOUR
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Drivers-Flatbed Recent Average
$927.00/wk Late Model Equipment,
Strong Freight Network, 401K, Blue
Cross Insurance (800)771-6318
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Our top driver made $54,780 in 2006
running our Florida region. Home weekly
and. during the week! 401k! Blue
Cross/Blue Shield! 1 Year OTR
experience required. HEARTLAND
EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.

Drivers Regional $1,100 +/wk. J'ville
Terminal 100% Co. Pd Benefits Must have
Class A 100K miles. Pd Car Haul,
Training! Call John @ Waggoners
(866)413-3074.

Professional Bodyguard Opportunities.
Earn up to $200,000 per year. Free
training. All traveling expenses paid. No
Felonies. No.Experience OK.. (866)271-
7779. www.bodyguardsunlimited.net.


Miscellaneous

NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO
EXPERIENCE. PAID TRAINING. FED
BENEFITS. VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL07.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Job placement assistance.
CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.

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computers, criminal justice. Job placement
assistance. Financial aid and computer
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Rental assistance'may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1,2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments


705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936 i
TDD/TTY/711
Equal Housing Opportunity -4


SEWANEE/MONTEAGLE
TENNESSEE..- Fall 2007 Price
Reduction Sale! Gated community
w/utilities & roads, 16 interior & 10
bluff lots, 5 acres & up size'tracts.
1-800-516-8387 or visit:
www.timber-wood.com


Real Estate


COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+ $89,900
Incredible community, water & marsh
views, Year- round temperate weather.
Near Golden Isles. Enjoy boating, fishing,
walking, family/retirement living. Great
financing available. CALL (888)513-9958.

NEW HOMES GREENVILLE, SC
Owner Financing. 4.75% Int./ 5%
Down/From $120k-250k. Immediate
Occupancy. Call (888) 862-3572 or
www.towerhomes.com.

3-35 Acre Tracts near Moultrie, GA.
Wooded acreage with lots of paved road
frontage. $8,000 per acre. Call Norris
Bishop Realty @ (229)890-1186.

5000sqft custom built home on 10 acres.
Includes stockedpond, dock, pond house,
located 10 minutes south of Tifton, -GA.
Great location! Call Norris Bishop Realty
@ (229)890-1186.

Beautiful NC Mountains Boone,
Blowing Rock, Banner Elk., Let the local
experts at MAP Realty find that perfect
property for you. (8.28)262-5655 or
www.mnaprealtybo0ne.com.

Steel Buildings

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Lowest
Prices of THE YEAR!" 25x30 Now $4100.
25x40 $5400. 30x40 $6400. 35x50 $8790.
35x70 $11,990. 40x80 $14,900. Others.
MANUFACTURER DIRECT...(800)668-
5422.

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DOWLING PARK, FLORIDA
On the Banks of the
Suwannee River
Office Manager (PT)
Prior experience in office setting
required, medical office
management a plus; prior
experience with insurance
authorization & MS Office
required. Proficiency with Excel
preferred. Must possess strong
communication, customer service,
and organizational skills.
Housekeeper Worker FT
Interior and exterior lodging/retail
facilities. Periodic weekend duties
may be required. Prior custodial
experience strongly preferred.
Childcare Worker (PT)
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renovated facility; must be CDA
certified or willing to obtain
certification.
Competitive wages and
benefits for FT positions; onsite
daycare and fitness facilities.
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Workplace/Criminal background
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DIETARY
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Cook PRN
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LAUNDRY & HOUSEKEEPING
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Madison, Florida 32340
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MAINTENANCE MAN WANTED
with knowledge of plumbing,
electric and carpentry. Tools
required. Transportation a must.
Drug free workplace. Call (386)
330-2567
MANAGERS &
ASSISTANT MANAGERS
Seeking highly motivated
employees for the Convenient
Store business for Madison, &
Jasper areas. Offering
competitive salary, weekly pay,
Vacation, paid Holidays, Bonus
& 401 K Plan.

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559-0516 or call her at 866-539-
7685 ext 42 formore
information.
MECHANIC
Large Manufacturing Company
looking for an experienced, multi-
functional mechanic. Must be able
to, repair a variety of heavy
equipment, knuckle boom loaders,
forklifts and road tractors. Must be
familiar with hydraulics systems,
diesel and gas engines. Must have
own tools. Top dollar will be paid to
qualified individual, 401 K,
Insurance, Paid Holidays and
Vacations available. Apply in
person at Corbitt Manufacturing,
854 NW Guerdon Street, Lake
City, Fl or fax resume to:
Mechanic, 386-758-4523. DFW.

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Director with secretarial tasks.
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associate degree or certificate in
related area. Strong computer and
organizational skills. Must be able
to create and maintain Excel
spreadsheets. Proficient in Word.
Able to coordinate events and
handle multiple priorities.
Salary: $23,827 annually,
plus benefits
Application deadline:
January 11,2008
College application required.
Position details and application
available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools
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own? Positions are available.
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Fax resume to 386-755-7911 or
Call 386-755-1991 for an appt.
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iMogn, holid. entra8ining expert ad a ad i unng 8 ounces (brick) smoked mozzarella cheese
c okbook author, can help make the holidays brighter with her solutions 8 small basil leaves (or 24 lar basilleaves
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the right proportions of each to create a winning recipe for less holiday-
entertaining stress. By following her time-saving methods, hosts will be
able to spend more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen.

* Throw a Party You'll Enjoy: The holiday season is a time to
celebrate, but there are many ways to entertain. Throw a party that fits
your lifestyle, budget, energy level and time frame. Start by asking a
few questions: Do you like to entertain formally or informally, with
lots of guests or just a few? Do you have the kitchen space and living
space to seat your guests or would a buffet be more manageable?

* Fill Your Pantry First: A smart host keeps a well-stocked holiday
pantry that makes it easy to assemble party nibbles for unexpected
guests. Good items to have on hand include plump and mild Califor-
nia black ripe olives, a perennial party favorite. They're delicious for
snacking or stirred into holiday dips, popped into appetizers or added
to salads. While you're at it, .put your favorite dry ranch dressing mix
to work, too. Kids of all ages will be kept happy while they wait for
the holiday meal to be served if you provide a nutritious snack of
vegetables with ranch dip.

* Get a Jump Start on Decorating: Whether you're serving
buffet-style or hosting a sit-down dinner, set your table earlier in the
week. For a buffet, arrange the bowls and platters and label them with
the appropriate recipe names so you know what will go where. And
feel free to mix and match there's nothing wrong with placing an
heirloom silver platter of cookies next to a white china cake plate
purchased on sale.

Visit www.hiddenvalley.com for more recipes, dressings, fun facts, games
and more. Check out www.lindsayolives.com for additional recipes and
ideas for holiday entertaining.


Harvest Butternut Squash Soup With Ranch Croutons
Recipe created by cookbook author Diane Morgan
Makes 6 servings Soup
Prep time: 20 minutes Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl,,
Cook time: 45 minutes toss squash cubes with olive oil and
Soup arrange on large rimmed baking sheet.
2 pounds butternut squash, Place apples, cut side down on baking
S. peeled, cut in half sheet. Roast until tender when pierced.
.lengthwise, seeded and with fork, about 30 to 35 minutes.
cut into.2-inch chunks Place roasted squash cubes in work
2 tablespoons extra virgin bowl of food processor fitted with metal
olive oil blade. Usespoon to scrape out flesh of
2 Granny Smith apples apples, and add to work bowl. Discard
(about 1 pound total), apple skins. Pur6e squash and apples
cut in half lengthwise until smooth. Add I cup stock and
and cored continue processing until smooth. Put
4 cups' canned low-sodium mixture in 3 1/2- to 4-quart saucepan;
chicken broth, divided add remaining 3 cups stock, cream,
1/2. Cup heavy (whipping) cream nutmeg and sugar. Bring to boil, and
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated then reduce to simmer and cook 10
nutmeg minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
1 tablespoon sugar Ranch Croutons
Salt and freshly ground Place bread cubes in large mixing bowl.
pepper Toss with,seasoning mix until thoroughly
Ranch Croutons coated. Drizzle olive oil over and toss
1 baguette, ends trimmed, bread cubes until thoroughly coated,
remainder cut into Spread in even layer on rimmed baking
3/4-inch cubes sheet and bake until toasty brown, about
1 1-ounce packet Hidden Valley, 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside until ready
Original Ranch Salad to serve.
Dressing & Seasoning Mix When ready to serve, ladle soup into
6 tablespoons extra virgin warmed soup tureen or individual soup
olive oil bowls, garnish with croutons and serve
immediately.


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Prosciutto Wrapped Olives
Makes 2 dozen appetizers (about 24 servings)
Prep time: 25 minutes
I ounce (whole piece) Parmesan-Reggiano or aged
Parmnesan cheese
1 (6-ounce) can Lindsay Black Ripe Pitted Olives, drained
3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
Small frilled wooden picks or colorful cocktail picks
Red lettuce leaves
Cut cheese into small (1/4-inch) pieces; stuff one piece into each olive.
Cut prosciutto into 3 x 1/2-inch strips. Fold each strip lengthwise once
to form 3 x 1/4-inch strips. Wrap a strip around each olive; secure with
a pick and place on lettuce lined serving plate. Cover and chill up to
24 hours before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.


In large bowl, combine shrimp, tomatoes, olives and
dressing, tossing well. (At this point, mixture may be
covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours).
Cut cheese into 1/2-inch cubes. Skewer 1 olive,
1 shrimp, 1 cube cheese, 1 basil leaf and 1 tomato
on each cocktail skewer. Arrange on serving platter.
(May be covered and refrigerated up to 2 hours before
serving.)

Potato and Green Onion
Latkes With
Ranch Sour Cream
Recipe created by cookbook author Diane Morgan
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
3 pounds Idaho or russet potatoes,
peeled and rinsed under cold water
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
(including green tops)
1 1-ounce packet Hidden Valley
Original Ranch Salad Dressing
& Seasoning Mix, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups sour cream
Peanut or grape seed oil, for frying
Fill large bowl with cold water and have a colander
ready. Using box grater or food processor fitted with
coarse grating disk, coarsely grate potatoes. Place in
cold water-1 minute then drain potatoes in colander.
Rinse potatoes under cold water once or twice until
.water runs clear. This removes starch and keeps pota-
toes from turning a reddish color. Use your hands or
back of broad spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as
possible, and then roll grated potatoes in clean dish
towel or several layers of paper towels to completely
blot them dry. Dry bowl and transfer potatoes to bowl.
Mix green onions with potatoes. In small bowl,'
combine 1 1/2 tablespoons seasoning mix with flour,
baking powder and pepper. Mix flour mixture into
potatoes. (Use immediately or cover and set aside at
room temperature up to 1 hour.) Just before frying
add beaten egg and mix to combine.
Combine remaining seasoning mix with sour cream
and'stir until smooth and completely combined. Set
aside up to 1 hour or refrigerate until ready to serve
as a topping for latkes.
Preheat oven to 2500F. Have large wire rack set
ready in rimmed baking sheet. Pour enough oil into
I or 2 large, heavy flying pans, preferably cast iron,
to cover bottom of pan by 1/4 inch. Heat oil over
medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Scoop
about 1/4 cup potato mixture and gently place in pan.
Use spatula to lightly flatten and form pancake. Form
as many pancakes in pan as will comfortably fit with-
out crowding. Fry on one side until golden brown,
3 to 4 minutes. Turn and brown other side, about 3
minutes longer. Adjust heat and add more oil as needed
to fry additional batches. Transfer latkes to wire rack
and keep warm in oven while frying additional batches.
Serve immediately or continue to keep warm until
ready to serve. Serve with Ranch Sour Cream.


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Everyone loves a party
and putting personal touches
on their events, but not
everyone has a big budget or
knows how to get started.
Hosting a great party does
involve some work, but the
chance to try out new ideas
and be innovative often
makes it well worth it. Still,
throwing a party can be
easier than you think; you
can even create one that
looks like a professional
party planner had a hand in
the details.
"By placing attention on
the little details and relying
on products that can make
your work easier, your party
can seem like you hired a
professional when you really
did all of the work
yourself," says Phyllis
Cambria, a special events
producer. Here are some tips
to get you started.
1. Look like you hired a
caterer: Concentrate on
embellishing food and d6cor
without much effort. For
example, you can purchase
pre-packaged hors d'oeuvres
and other foods and dress
them up with fresh herbs to
make them look homemade.
"Plating" can also make the
party seem more lavish.
Plating is where professional
chefs present food in
interesting Ways, which can
make even ordinary foods
seem more extraordinary.
Plate a piece of chicken atop
a mound of mashed potatoes
piped onto a plate. Or, serve
cake on a plate drizzled with
chocolate syrup. Other
details include using real
linens instead of paper
tablecloths, mood lighting,
such as candles or twinkle
lights, and d6cor that
borrows from the theme of
your party or the season.
2, Professional looking
invitations made at home:
Invitations set the mood of
the event, particularly
because they are the first
element of the party that
your guests will see. Today
there are more options than
ever in invitations, and
depending upon your budget
or preference, you can have
invitations printed by a
company or do it yourself
with similar results.


Donations
needed now!
Children in need! You can
help children in your own
community. 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 chil-
dren currently represented
with three gifts from their
Christmas wish list. Individ-
uals or groups are asked to
sponsor a child and deliver
three unwrapped gifts to the
Live Oak office located at
213 E. Howard Street, next
to the Suwannee Democrat.
Gifts are wrapped and deliv-
ered by staff to each child.
For more information about
our program, visit
www.GuardianadLitem.org.
Info: Tammie Williams,
386-364-7720,
Tammie.Williams@gal.fl.go
v or stop by the Guardian
Ad Litem office.

Register now!
Florida Ag Expo-
registration is open
Registration is open for
the 2007 Florida Ag Expo,
taking place at the Universi-
ty 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
Florida vegetable and straw-
berry growers looking to
learn the latest production
trends and techniques, re-
ceive updates on insect,
weed and disease control
strategies, food safety, sam-
ple 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


Checkerboard Ltd., a
manufacturer of stationery
products, has a line of
invitations that feature a free
Web service called
EasyInviteTM that
eliminates the cost of
professionally printed
invitations, but delivers
similar quality at home. At
www.elnvite.com, you can
simply buy a box of
invitations that feature
EasyInvite for any occasion
(wedding, birthday,
Halloween party, holiday
party, kids birthday party,
etc.). The invitations come
in a number of styles, and
some even have intricate
cut-outs for a fun look. Each
invitation box has a code.
Enter that code on the Web
site www.EasyInvite.com,
enter your own text, and
print it out on your
computer. The program
automatically aligns your
text .according to the
invitation. If the invitation is
a shape that does not feed
into a printer easily (such as
a crayon design, or slice of
pizza design) then the
invitation comes as a
standard-size sheet of paper
and the shape is perforated.
You easily punch it out after
it feeds through the printer.
3. Think fresh: Go fresh
whenever possible in your ,
d6cor. Fresh flowers, plants
and fruits can bring your
party to another level. If
your budget doesn't allow a
room full of roses, pick and
choose among a variety of
flowers and use "fill" like
leaves, berries and other
greenery to enhance the
look, Fruit is often less
expensive than flowers, so
think about making a table
centerpiece of a bowl filled
with brightly colored fruit,
such as lemons or
cranberries, and accented
with fresh flowers.
* 4. Keep the occasion in
mind: Match the scope of
the party with the occasion.
For example, you can make
a children's party stand apart
from other kid-fests with
some simple touches.
Instead of the typical party
games, think about other
ways to keep children busy.
Visit the local craft store and


service innovations with
growers.

Attention FFA
and 4-H mem-
bers!
Deadline Jan. 12, 2008
Attention 4-H and
FFA members hog
exhibitors
The 2008 Suwannee Val-
ley Youth Livestock Show
and Sale/Fair hog ownership
deadline will be held Satur-
day, Jan. 12, 2008. FFA and
4- H members, if your pig
has not already been tagged,
you can have it tagged from
8- 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan.
12, 2008 at Suwannee
County Extension Office,
1302 Eleventh St., Live
Oak. Also, your entry form
must be turned in on this
date. Info: Suwannee Coun-
ty Extension Office, 386-
362-2771.

RSVP now!
Jan. 16, 2008
Free Psychological
First Aid for Ter-
rorism and Disas-
ters Training
Suwannee County Health
Department will host free
Psychological First Aid for
Terrorism and Disasters
Training from 8:30 a.m.-4
p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16,
2008 at Live Oak Church of
God, 9828 US Highway
129, Live Oak. Target audi-
ence: Anyone who may be
in contact with disaster vic-
tims, asked to work in a
Special Needs Shelter, or
Point of Dispensing (POD).
CEUs available. Info/RSVP:
Jerry Combass, Public
Health Preparedness and
Response County Coordina-
tor,
Jerry_Combass@doh.state.fl
.us or 386-590-3396. *


purchase small hobby kits.
The children can have fun
making foam signs or wacky
pipe cleaner animals. Set the
theme of the event with
coordinating invitations,
decorations and even an
embellished cake many
grocery store bakeries can
now airbrush intricate
designs onto cakes or print
out a picture onto edible
paper to affix to the top of
the cake. Instead of fresh
flowers, make centerpieces
out of candy "bouquets" or
other edible treats.
Searching online will yield a
bunch of clever ideas.
5. Thank your guests:
Sending guests home with a
party favor can set your
event apart. Think about a
decorated bag filled with
gourmet chocolates or
another interesting touch
like wine glass tags with
guests' names printed on
them for your next party.
When printing out
EasyInvites, purchase extra
invitations and use them as
thank-you cards or notes for
your guests so that the
theme will continue through
to the end of the party.
Hosting a professional-
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