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Title: The Mayo free press
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Publication Date: 07-28-2011
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nflaonline.comMayo Free PressACD Vol. 123, No. 21 USPS 334-600 THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011, Lafayette County, Florida 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES 50¢ SEE UNEMPLOYMENT, PAGE 9A SEE MAYO, PAGE 9A SEE 4-HERS, PAGE 9A SEE COMPREHENSIVE, PAGE 9A 678796jrv No Purchase Necessary Must Present Coupon Limit 1 Per Person 671466agv For Kids 12 & Under See Destination Suwannee Visitor’s Guide Low 71FFOR MORE LOCAL WEATHER, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM Today’ WeatherHigh 95FCHANCE FOR T-STORMS in today’s Mayo Free Press Summer Library Program at Lafayette County Public LibrarySRWMD urges water conservation as drought persists Comprehensive Community Services took the first step this month to help the community recognize the growing role they play as the areas primary service provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The CCS membership recently voted to change their well known name to The Arc North Florida to reflect their organizations growing presence in Suwannnee, Hamilton, Lafayette, Columbia and Baker counties. The organization was originally formed in 1981 by a group of local parents with a vision of seeing their children with intellecual and developmental disabilities fully included in the local community. According to Bobbie Lake, executive director of The Arc North Florida, Over the last 30 years, our mission has expanded from raising awareness of the abilities of the people we serve to an increasing role of providing training and support services to individuals that want to live more independently.Ž Jeanette Clark, a board member of The Arc North Florida and the parent of a child in the program, said I think the name change will help our organization to be more recognizable in the community. It will reduce the confusion that the public sometimes has about who we are and what we do, especially theComp r ehensi v e Community Se rv ices is now The A r c No r th Flo r id a Lafayette County’s news source since 1888. We’re proud to serve! By Stephenie Livingstonstephenie.livingston@gaflnews.comUnemployment in Lafayette County rose in June to 7.7 percent from 6.9 percent in May, but still well below the national average of 9.3 percent, according to state figures released last week. The unemployment rate for June 2010 for Lafayette County was 7.9 percent. In Florida, unemployment also rose from 10.5 percent in May to 11.1 percent in June. In June 2010 the unemployment rate for Florida was 11.4 percent. Nationally, the rate rose from 8.7 percent in May to 9.3 percent in June. The rate for June 2010 was 9.6 percent. Unemployment rises hereJoyce Marie Taylorjoycemarie.taylor@gaflnews.comThe 2011 4-H Summer Environmental Education Day Camp was a big hit with the kids in Lafayette County. Nell Thomas, a 4th grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, headed up the 4-H program and has been doing it for quite a few years, according to staff at the UF-IFAS Extension Office. Ms. Nell is great,Ž said Karen Woulf, who works with the Healthy Communities Program for the Health Department. Woulf said they partner all the time with the Extension Office on projects and she spent time with the kids during the camp to help them plant the butterfly garden (to learn more visit nflaonline.com, search butterflies aboundŽ). We had fun,Ž she said. I thought they had a good time.Ž Woulf stated that Brad Trussell from Bonnie Plants donated all the plants for the 4-H summer program, which the kids planted in the garden at the Extension Office. Hes always been real good about donating plants for all the projects that the kids have with the first grade gardens or anyBrunch anyone? Photos: Erica Mauer 4-Hers learn by having funD a y c a mp a bi g hit fo r youthJoyce Marie Taylorjoycemarie.taylor@gaflnews.comJust one day before his 73rd birthday, Robert James, a.k.a Quickdraw Jim, Blackshear, a native of Lafayette County and local racing celebrity, left his earthly family to race with the angels in Heaven. Blackshear passed away Wednesday, July 20 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and lived in the town of Mayo for the last 40 years. Family and friends joined together on Saturday, July 23 in the town of Mayo to offer a fitting tribute to a truly unique and outstanding individual.Mayo says so long to Quickdraw Jim Buddy Thompson (from left), Jim Blackshear, Bradley Thompson and Dana Bass with Blackshear’s 1929 Ford Roadster. Submitted photos Jim Blackshear’s pride and joy Roadster is parked outside the church during his funeral service. 7A 5A

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PAGE 2A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 OBITUARY Methodist Church Phone: 386-294-1661 MAYO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Located SE corner of Hwy. 27 & FL 51 Mayo Pastor: Geary Rowell Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. ALTON CHURCH OF GOD.....................294-3133 Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Tim Hamm Youth Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Morrin Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holly Braswell Childrens Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan & Tiffany Perry Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30-10:30 a.m. Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. Family Night Youth Club Church . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. Wednesday State Road 27 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 GodŽ Ps. 66:16 HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH..935-2806 Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Steve Boyd Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349, then left on CR 138, follow signs. 644267-F AIRLINE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)......294-2676 Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chip Parker Youth Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orry Agner Sunday Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Fellowship Supper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. AWANA & Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27 O Come Let us Worship The LordŽ Ps. 95:6 644260-F 682890-F 644288F 644265-F Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Babione Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Discipleship Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. Evening Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. Seven miles West of Mayo, left on CR 534 then right on 350A -Jesus Saves -PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306 644289-F Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 a.m. Kids Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. Youth Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Youth Pastor: Daryl Fletcher 644270-F 644283-F 660833-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 YouŽ Matt. 6:14 Located at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo Renewing Hope and Building LivesŽ 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 644290-F MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH...........(386)294-1020 916 N. Fletcher Ave. Pastor: Brother Jimmy Legg Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Croft Sunday Schedule Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 A.M. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 A.M. Sunday Night Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Night Schedule Prayer Service & Youth & Children Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 P.M. mayobaptistchurch@windstream.net “The Friendly Mayo Methodist” FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD . . . . . . . . . 294-1811 Sunday Wednesday 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 Come To Day...Come Today!Ž 644287-F LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER Freedom is HereŽ PO Box 458, Mayo, FL 32066 € 386-294-3089 www.lccmayo.com Morning Worshiop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 10:30 a.m. Kids of the King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 7:00 p.m Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 7:00 p .m. Army of Fire Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 650579-F HATCH BEND BAPTIST CHURCH (386) 935-0943 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. 3029 S.E. CR 500 661501-F New Beginnings Church a place for you Pastor...............Wayne Hudson Phone Number........386-294-1244 newbeginningschurch@alltel.net Purpose Statement: New Beginnings exists to provide an environment where People can discover and develop a passion for God that is Real, relevant, and relational. New Location: 163 W. Main Street, Suite 500 Service Schedule: Sun. Morning Worship.....................10:00 a.m. At New Beginnings there's always "a place for you." www.newbeginningschurchmayo.com 644291-F If you would like to nominate a couple to serve in this capacity, please send a brief history, such as age, how long they have lived in Lafayette County, etc. Send to: Granny & Pappy PO Box 696 Mayo, Fl 32066 If you prefer you may call: 386-294-2484.Mayo Pioneer Day Committee is seeking nominations for the 2011-2012 Pioneer Day Granny & PappyRobert James JimŽ Blackshear Mr. Jim Blackshear, 72, of Mayo, Fla., passed away Wednesday July 20, 2011 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Blackshear was a native of Lafayette County, Fla., and was born in Gainesville, Fla., on July 21, 1938 to the late Waymon L. Blackshear, and the late Eloise Mouring Blackshear. He returned to Mayo from Madison, Fla., and has lived in Mayo for the last 40 years. Mr. Blackshear was of the Methodist faith and attended the New Harmony Methodist Church. He was an automotive technology instructor for many years and his passion was racing. He began his racing career in 1956 and raced through the end of 2010, having built a total of 46 race cars during his career. He was a former Florida State Drug Racing Champion and is a member of the Drag Racing Hall of Fame. He currently holds 2 Land Speed World Records with the Fast Coast Timing Association. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who deeply enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by; his wife of 34 years, Reba Carlton Blackshear, of Mayo, 2 sons, Don Blackshear, and wife Tracy, of Brookfield, OH, and Jon Blackshear and wife Tracey, of Breckenridge, TX, 1 daughter, Cindy B. McCray and husband Mike, of Mayo, 1 brother, Tom Blackshear, of Smithfield, VA, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services for Mr. Blackshear were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. Stan Posey and Rev. Jim Gamble officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Harmony Methodist Church Building Fund or The American Cancer Society. You may sign the guestbook at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com. Evelyn Pate 69 Branford FL July 21 2011 Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc ., Branford FL Gospel singing group, Cavalier, from Perry, Fla., will be in concert at 1st United Methodist Church, Perry, Fla. on Sunday night, July 31 at 6 pm. This very popular north Florida group will be joined by SilverMeadow, a new gospel and bluegrass duo from Bradenton, Fla. Cavalier has performed throughout the central north Florida area over the years. Although relatively new to the gospel and bluegrass scene, SilverMeadow has performed in the Tampa and Sarasota areas and as far away as North Carolina. Everyone is invited to come enjoy these outstanding Christian singing groups. This event is part of the regular Cluster Gathering held each 5th Sunday night by the United Methodist churches of Dixie, Lafayette and Taylor Counties. A love offering will be received during the concert for SilverMeadow and Cavalier. For more information call Geary Rowell, pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, Mayo, at 386.854.5205 or Wallace Holmes, pastor of the Lake Bird, Hendry Memorial and Boyd United Methodist Churches at 850.843.2307.GOSPEL AND BLUEGRASS CONCERT In August, Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Mayo families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students to the U.S. to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the students culture during this mutually rewarding exchange. AYA can help families find the ideal student for their home. The result is an enriching, lifelong relationship with a young person from abroad. In addition, for families looking to learn more about a specific culture or language, hosting a student is a fantastic way to experience the world without leaving home. Students are ages 15-18 and arrive with full medical insurance, spending money, and the hopes of experiencing life in America through the eyes of a caring host family. The students stay with their host for five or 10 months and attend the local high school. Who can host a student through AYA? According to AYA Director Melanie French, an important aspect of the AYA program is that there are many types of people who can host. Just as there is no typical American family, there is no typical host family,Ž states French. Retirees, single parents and young couples are all able to give an international student a good home. Some host families may not even have children of their own. Bringing a student into your home can mean giving the gift of culture to yourself, your family, your community whomever would benefit from exposure to a new culture.Ž To learn more about hosting an exchange student with AYA, call Stella at (800) 322-4678, ext. 5164, or email aya.info@aifs.org. Visit AYA on the web at www.academicyear.org.Host Families needed in MayoYou know the unsettling feeling you have waking up in a strange place? Its funny how it takes a few minutes to get your bearings and remember where you are! This happened to my new daughter-in-law a few weeks after getting married: she had joined us at the beach for a few days of vacation, and since my son was working, she slept in the room with a twin bed. We all had a good laugh when she awoke the first morning, and thought she was back at her parents house before the wedding! As we join the Israelites for our journey through the wilderness, we begin in a place where they have opened their eyes to the same scenery for over four hundred yearsƒEgypt. Understanding where you begin your journey is vital as we travel into the wilderness. How did the Israelites come to be in Egypt? The book of Genesis records Gods promise to Abraham. His offspring would become a great nation and God would provide a land to call their own. God also foretells Abraham of the route his descendants would travel to inherit the land of promise: Then the Lord said to him,  Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.Ž (Genesis 15:13-14) Stop and think about that for a moment. At least 5 generations before the Israelites became slaves in Egypt, God shared this information with Abraham. The only conclusion I can draw from this passage is being in Egypt was no accident. God had a plan for this people, and He has one for us. Not only is God certain of where you are today, He knows where you are headed and by what route you will arrive. King David was also convinced of this truth: You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.Ž(Psalm 139:2-3,16) This makes me wonderƒ if God had spoken to my great-grandparents about my life, what would He have said? Would He mention the lessons I had to learn the hard way, or the sin that led me into places I didnt want to be? Or would He share that I would learn thoseHEART MATTERSWilderness Series 2 lessons, make it through the wilderness, and take possession of the life God has planned for meƒmy land of promise? I want so much for that to be true in my own life, and in yours. This week, think about where you begin this journey: your Egypt. How did you get hereƒand are you ready to see your wilderness as a time of learning, growing and changing? It wont be an easy journey, but remember the Promised Land lies on the other sideƒand that every heart matters! Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches Bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers Biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@windstream.net Everyone is invited to attend the Sunday service at First United Methodist Church, corner of US 27 and SR 51, in downtown Mayo, FL, July 31 at 11AM. There will be special music by SilverMeadow, a gospel bluegrass duo from Bradenton, Florida with preaching by Bro. Geary Rowell, pastor of First United Methodist Church. SilverMeadow combines a Kentucky bluegrass sound with gospel and contemporary music to form their unique message in music. Come be a part of this special time of worship at Exciting First Church, Giving Direction at the CrossroadsŽ in Mayo, FL, for over 130 years!G O SPE L B L UEG R ASS M US IC A T TH E FIR S T UN IT ED M E THO D I S T CH U RCH M AY O DEATH NOTICE

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 3A THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 679650amv Published weekly every Thursday, USPS #334-600Phone: (386) 362-1734  Fax: (386) 362-6827Annual subscription rate: $17 in county / $25 out of county Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, Florida POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Mayo Free Press P.O. Box 370 Live Oak, Florida 32064Office located at 211 Howard St. East, Live Oak, FLEditorial Policy: The Mayo Free Press encourages readers to write letters to the editor expressing their opinion. All letters should be brief and to the point and those selected for publication (we reserved the right to accept or reject all letters) may be edited for space reasons. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s address and phone number to be considered for publication. All letters become the property of The Mayo Free Press. MAY O FREE PRE SS T H E Myra Regan, Publisher Linda Smith, Manager Jeff Waters, Group editor S.S. of Morriston asks, My husband, who is in his midfifties, has been having some serious medical issues lately. We do not have medical insurance because we cannot afford it. Neither of us has medical insurance through an employer, either. We do not qualify for any Public Assistance Program. My question to you is this: If he gets the medical care and treatment he needs, but I dont sign any place to make myself liable to pay the medical bills he will incur, am I liable anyway because hes my husband? Dear S.S.; You ask a very interesting, and very pertinent, question, given our aging population and the seemingly never-ending rise in medical costs. The short answer is NO, you are not, under Florida law, liable for the medical bills of your husband under the situation you describe but youd better be careful or the medical providers might very well try to obtain the money owed them from you despite that. Now, the longer answer to your question requires an historical reference. In ancient times, before women obtained the right to vote in the early 1900s, a husband was required to pay the medical bills of his wife, by law. It was called the Doctrine of Necessaries. However, as women gained equality, and the laws changed accordingly, the question arose, since a man was obligated to pay the medical bills of his wife, shouldnt the woman be responsible to pay the medical bills of the husband? Floridas Supreme Court ruled in 1995 in the case of Connor versus Southwest Regional Medical Center, Inc. (668 So. 2d 175) that it would be a violation of the Equal Protection clauses in both the State and Federal Constitutions to allow the man to be responsible for the medical bills of his wife but not require the woman to be responsible for the medical bills of her husband. Interestingly, what the Court did in that case was strike down both scenarios, saying that neither spouse is responsible for the debts of the other spouse. The Court said that the State Legislature should decide what the law should be, not have the Courts make the law. As of this writing, the Florida Legislature has yet to do so, meaning that neither the husband nor the wife are responsible for the medical bills of the other spouse at this time. That could change, of course, in this legislative session, but it hasnt, yet. I should add that there is wide split across the country on this issue. Many states make the spouses liable for all such debts. Others exclude liability of one spouse for medical bills but hold the spouse liable for other bills. Still others do as Florida has done, by not making either spouse liable for the medical bills of the other spouse. So those out-of-stateŽ readers of this column should check their own statutes and court rulings to get a correct answer to this question. Again, I caution you, as indicated in the first paragraph above, the medical provider could still get payment from you or your assets by obtaining a judgment against your husband for the bills, if he doesnt pay them, and then executing on joint assets, or assets owned jointly by the husband and the wife, such as a checking account with both names on it. Also, when your husband dies, as all of us will someday, the debt would have to be paid from your husbands estate, usually before any heirs, such as yourself, could collect any money from the estate. That said, with help from a skilled probate lawyer or a lawyer familiar with consumer laws, you (the wife) can avoid that result, if you are careful and plan accordingly. So be careful and seek help from an attorney, if necessary, to plan accordingly. I hope I have answered your question, S.S., and I hope that your husband gets the Effective August 15, 2011, the Lake City Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face service with the visiting public without incurring the cost of overtime. Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than the President requested for the budget this fiscal year, which makes it impossible for the agency to provide the amount of overtime needed to handle service to the public as we have in the past. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. For example, anyone wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain a proof of income letter or inform us of a change of address or telephone number may do so at HYPERLINK "http://www.socialsecurity.gov" www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800325-0778.Lake City Social Security Office to Begin Closing at 3:30 P.M. Daily The Lafayette County Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 28, 7 P.M. in the Lafayette County Library.Lafayette County Historical Society meeting tonightAsk a LawyerŽ column: medical care and treatment he needs without enormous financial loss to him, or to you. Good luck. Any readers with specific legal questions for this Ask a LawyerŽ column are invited to submit those questions to the Editor of this newspaper who will pass it along to the attorney. If you need assistance with a consumer matter, such as an unfair and deceptive collection practice, or garnishment of wages, a mortgage foreclosure or other such things, and you cannot afford an attorney, call the Legal Services office closest to you, which provides free legal assistance to qualified individuals, or call the Florida Bar Referral service at 1-800-3428011. I wish you good luck in obtaining access to our legal system, no matter what your income and asset level might be. The foregoing was written by attorney Pierce Kelley, who is a member of the Florida Bar Association. The contents reflect his personal opinions and beliefs. IS WIFE LIABLE FOR MEDICAL BILLS OF HUSBAND? Pierce KelleyCongressional Budget Cuts Force Reduced Public Hours

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PAGE 4A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 682174dsv PERRY THEATRE 118 E. Park St. Perry, FL 32348 Toll-Free 1-866-Perry Movies (737-7966) Friday/Saturday. ...... .$5.00 all seats Sunday.......... ..............$5.00 all seats1 Free Refill On Any Size Drink & All PopcornMovies starting Friday, July 22, 2011 Visit our website at www.perrytheatre.comComing Attractions: We do not accept $50 or $100 bills(Located behind Foodland Shopping Center)(Limit one per visit) Certain restrictions may apply. Expires 7/31/11BUY 1 GET 1 FREE COUPON Harry Potter:Deathly Hallows(PG-13)130 min. Fri. & Sat. ................ .7:30 p.m. Sunday..... ................ .4:00 p.m. For Special Showings call Jim at850-371-0028No Passes /NoCoupons Captain America:First Avenger (PG-13)124 min. Fri. & Sat.. ............. ...7:30 p.m. Sunday......................4:00 p.m. No Passes / No Coupons Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)120 min. Fri. & Sat..................7:30 p.m. Sunday......................4:00 p.m. No Passes / No Coupons Tri-County Irrigation, Inc. 10022 Hwy. 129 South € Live Oak, FL Phone: 386-362-6066 € Mobile: 386-208-6066 Fax: 386-364-4939 € Email: irrigation@windstream.net 683999RAV The Leader in Precision Irrigation! 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.Register Now! Early Childhood Education ProgramCall (386) 647-4200 to schedule TABE testClasses start August 22nd68 4 27 0amv Price includes fabric & labor. More than 300 fabrics to select from!Price also includes spring & frame repairs, new padding added to entire piece. New cushion foam is extra if needed. NO Seconds NO Close-Outs ALL First Quality Material. 1-850-973-6006 OR 1-850-973-4667 August Special"I personally guarantee all work to suit you" 684146amvSofa & Chair Upholstered in any fabric we stock!$48900 Day Mailbox BY MARY M. SANTERFEIT It has been another great week... our church has celebrated with Vacation Bible School this week. VBS is one of the best tools a church has of reaching children. It gives us an entire week of Bible study and Christian fellowship. We had, as of Wednesday night, 87 enrolled with 70 attending that night. A grand time was had by all. Brewer Lake is in VBS beginning July 25. Will give reports on their school soon. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Middle Florida Baptist Association Camp at Pickett Lake Camp began July 10, at 2 p.m. The children came in with bedrolls and were so excited, eager to get things rolling. There were children from Lafayette County, Taylor County, Suwannee County, Madison and Jefferson counties. Might have been other counties represented. Great way to meet new friends from all parts of the state of Florida. Camp Director, Matt Swain, told us he had 126 campers. For the Sunday meal, according to reports, 192 plates of food were prepared and served. Monday things were going strong. When we arrived at camp, children were involved in Bible study (what an opportunity and outreach.) Next they were off to recreation. The heat was almost unbearable. The humidity and heat index was rugged. Most of the children did not seem the least bit concerned. They were having too much fun to notice. With that many activities and having your best buddies with you! You couldnt help but have a good time. The camp was beautiful and such a peaceful atmosphere. Congratulations Brother Matt and all camp volunteers. You did a great job! €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ America the BeautifulŽ Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) wrote, edit-MEMORY LANE:This is the old two story school hose at Day, this was prior to 1933. Front right: Mrs. Sarah (Winderweedle) Bell, teacher. If anyone knows of any of the others in this picture, please let me know. ed and taught English in her native Massachusetts. Occasionally, she wrote hymns too. On a trip to Colorado, Bates was greatly impressed by amber waves of grain, fruited plains and purple mountain majesties. She believed that God had definitely shed his grace all across this land. A visit to the summit of Pikes Peak inspired Bates to write her famous poem-hymn, America the Beautiful.Ž Bates also realized that patriotism was an important part of America. She was grateful for heroes who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life.Ž She wanted all Americans to realize how God had shed his grace on them and had crowned what was good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.Ž Bates embodied the spirit of thankfulness to God for all she had experienced and been given. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Ephesians 6:11-18 10 Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perserverence and supplication for all saints. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ July 21, 2011, Atlantis lands safely ending the Shuttle era. Sad to see this great program thrown down. We have gained so much knowledge from going into space. So many jobs are gone and we certainly do not want our people going into space with Russians. Tell your leaders how you feel. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Norway in Shock Death count went up today to 93 from the Norway shooting spree and car bombing. The massacre took place at a youth camp. Breivik, the gunman, dressed in a police uniform called for the youth to come in closer. He then opened fire killing 85 people, mostly youth. Norway is a peaceful nation with population of 4.8 million. The nation will never be the same again. King Harald and Prime Minister, Stoltenberg attended a service at Olso Cathedral. God bless our country and the world. Some sick folks walking among us. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Southern Cooking By Tina Tucker 2 big cans diced tomatoes 1 Jar Salsa 2 pounds hamburger 2 cans corn 1 can kidney beans 1 can tomato sauce 1 can pinto beans 1 medium onion 1/2 t. cumin 1/2 t. garlic Mix all ingredients and cook. €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ August Birthdays August 1 ........Martha Lynn Smith, Alice Land August 2 ........Charles Driver, Marilyn Laemmle August 3 ........Lois Elyvira Lewallen, Hannah Rice, Daniella Martinez August 4 ........Brenda Demarais, Kendall Gay, BreAnna Piccolo Middle Florida Baptist Pastors on watch at camp. Pickett Lake was buzzing with excitement last week as camp started. Brother Matt Swain, Pastor of Brewer Lake Baptist Church in Day and Camp Director and Brother T. J. Santerfeit, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Lee, Fl, who are the sponsors of 19 children. Moms and children say goodbyes. Group of Lafayette children ready for children’s camp. These children are ready for the fun to begin. Children camper and one not old enough to stay.

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 5A THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 683198F 644204-F Business Directory & Excavating  Front End Loader  CAT Back Hoe  Gradall  Earthmoving  Pond Digging Limerock  Top Soil  Clearing  Site Prep  Fill Dirt  Kenny Hart Jr., Owner 386-294-2621 642356-F WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Repair Remodeling Drain Cleaning New Construction 7 Days 24 Hours 386-935-0616 State Certified #CFC051621 Serving All North Central Florida 642319-F 642322-F JOE P. BURN S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY OF MAYO 386-294-2658 Located 7 blocks South of the Courthouse at the corner of Lake St. and Monroe Ave. Locally owned & operated since 1953 Byrd's Power Equipment 642318-F (386) 935-1544 Sales & Service All Makes & Models 11860 E. U.S. 27, Branford, FL 32008 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. Noon Open Saturday 7 a.m. 12 Noon Mayo CLASSIFIEDS 642296-F Lafayette Apartments Rental Assistance. 1, 2, & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessible apartments. Laundry facility & playground. We pay water, sewer & garbage. 176 SE Land Avenue, Mayo, FL. Ph: 386-294-2720, TDD/TTY 711. "This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer." 642316-F Advertise your YARD SALE, VEHICLES OR UNWANTED ITEMS IN THE CLASSIFIEDS. Call (386) 362-1734 or 1-800-525-4182 to place your ad today Summer Library Program at Lafayette County Public LibraryOver 120 participated in the Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) at the Lafayette County Public Library on July 5th. The program featured Tallahassee Museum bringing a baby alligator and reading Izzie Lizzie AlligatorŽ. Lafayette State Bank supplied t-shirts, the Lafayette School supplied bag lunches, & the Mayo Womans Club supplied homemade cookies. Tallahassee Museum will be back on July 26, at 10 a.m., and theyre bringing a great horned owl. Wow, that is one big mouth! What is she saying......? The children show off their yellow t-shirts donated by Lafayette State Bank. Children and adults alike are interested in learning about alligators. Enjoying the summer library program. The children and adults listen intently to the program. Tallahassee Museum representative teaches the children about alligators. The children enjoy touching the baby alligator. Children of all ages enjoy touching the baby alligator. Look at all those teeth.

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PAGE 6A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.Register Now! Automotive Tech or Auto Body RepairCall (386) 647-4200 to schedule TABE test 684272dsv Earn your ASE today!Classes start August 22nd 4 15 S.W. P i ne w ood Dr., L i ve Oak, FL 3206 4FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.Register Now! Bu il d i ng Construct i on or M asonry C l assesCa ll (386) 6 4 7 -4 200 to schedu l e TA BE testC l asses start A ugust 22nd684273dsv 684274dsvFINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064 (386) 647 4200Culinary Arts and Commercial Foods ProgramC l asses start i ng August 22ndTABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment Georgia says NO TAX FREE WEEKENDŽ again this year... Lake Park Outlets says YESŽ to...BETTER THAN TAX FREE WEEKENDŽJuly 28th-31st, participating stores will be offering 10% OFF! Bealls Outlet Carters Dress Barn/Woman Famous Labels Kitchen Collection Leggs, Hanes, Bali, Playtex Polo ** Cannot be combined with any other offer Please note; additional exclusions may apply, see individual stores for details 684149amv TO SCHOOL!WELCOME BACK July, 2011 During these hard economic times, we are all trying to stretch a dollar by keeping our cars longer. That means making repairs to a car we would have replaced a few years ago. So, when does repairing the car fall into the category of throwing good money after bad? The answer depends on a lot of things and is different for everyone. Obviously, one major contributor is the cost of the repairs. If the cost is more than the car is worth, it makes no sense to fix it. If the repair costs are less than the value of the vehicle and you are handy, you can save the labor costs by doing the repairs yourself. If you are not handy and your car has high mileage, is very old, has been giving you a lot of trouble or is generally in poor condition, it simply it is not worth it to repair it. If you do decide to replace your car, you then have to figure out what to do with it. You can trade it in. However, most car buying guides suggest that you are likely to get a better deal without a trade in. Also, the car dealer will probably not give you much for it. For the same reason, it may be hard to sell it privately. Most car buyers do not want to purchase a car if it needs repairs, particularly if it does not run. You can sell it to a junk yard for a couple of hundred dollars for it. They will sell all the workable parts for a lot more money than you got. You can dismantle your car and sell the parts yourself. That will cost you a lot of time along with some money for advertising. Then you have to decide what to do if someone claims the part you sold them does not work. You also have the problem of disposing of the left over parts. Another alternative is to simply donate your car to charity. If you donate car, you will get a tax deduction of the greater of $500 or the amount the charity sells your car for. Cars4Charities will gladly assist you with your car donation. Just call them at 866.448.3487 or go to http://www.cars4charities.org/.When it Does Not Make Sense to Fix Your CarThe annual tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Quail Heights Country Club, Highway 247, Lake City. The four-man team scramble, shotgun start, is at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, longest drive and closest pin. Lunch, water and soft drinks will be provided. Become a sponsor. It will enable the Mayo Rotary Club to fund the Salina Land Pearson Memorial Scholarship, the Rotary Interact Club Scholarship, club community projects, and help the Mayo Quarterback Club provide support for the Lafayette High School football program in areas not allowed in the Athletic Department budget. Sponsors will be recognized in the Mayo Free Press and Suwannee Democrat and also by a sign at the golf course. A Hornet Golf Classic Gold Tournament Sponsor $300 A Hornet Golf Classic Silver Tournament Sponsor $200 A Hornet Golf Classic Bronze Hole Sponsor $100 Send a check or cash to Mayo Rotary Club, PO Box 107, Mayo, Florida 32066. For more information contact Joey Pearson, Hornet Classic Golf Tournament Committee Member.Mayo Rotary Club/Mayo Quarterback Club Annual Hornet Classic Golf TournamentThe Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Floridas Regional Drug Enforcement Strike Forces are visiting physicians offices across the state to ensure compliance with House Bill 7095, Floridas new prescription drug law. The administrative inspections are being conducted pursuant to the declaration of a public health emergency on July 1. Since the bill was signed into law on June 3, DOH has been actively notifying physicians no longer authorized to dispense selected controlled substances to dispose of their inventory. Physicians must return the drugs to wholesalers or turn them over to law enforcement for destruction before they become contraband on Aug. 1. The inspections are designed to remove the drugs quickly and safely and minimize the chance they will be dispensed into local communities. During the inspections, the physician may: 1) surrender the substances for destruction; or 2) surrender them to law enforcement to be quarantined while the physician determines if they can be returned to the wholesaler; or 3) request that the substances be quarantined at the location of the clinic or practice. The role of the Strike Forces in the inspections is to safeguard and secure the drugs, either on-site or at a law enforcement agency. The drugs quarantined will either be destroyed or returned to wholesalers. A total of 23 physicians in 24 locations statewide are being inspected, with the bulk of visits occurring in south Florida. The locations visited include general practitioners, anesthesiologists, and internists. The list of locations includes practitioners identified due to past purchasing and dispensing levels. Todays inspections are part of Floridas comprehensive and multifaceted plan to address an epidemic of prescription drug abuse. House Bill 7095 increases penalties for overprescribing Oxycodone and other controlled substances, requires tracking of the wholesale distribution of certain controlled substances and provides support for the continued efforts of state agencies, law enforcement and state prosecutors. The bill also bans doctors from dispensing selected controlled drugs except under specific circumstances. In March 2011, Governor Scott announced a Statewide Drug Strike Force, headed by FDLE Commis-DOH and Regional Drug Enforcement Strike Forces Conduct Compliance Checkssioner Gerald Bailey, to combat the criminal distribution of prescription drugs in Florida. With support from Attorney General Pam Bondi and state and local law enforcement leaders, the Strike Force is charged with stopping the flow of dangerous drugs into communities by disrupting the major illegal supply points. On July 1, in accordance with House Bill 7095, State Surgeon General, Dr. Frank Farmer issued a statewide public health emergency declaration in response to the ongoing problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion in Florida. The declaration requires dispensing practitioners who are no longer authorized to dispense controlled substances in listed in Schedule II and Schedule III of Section 893.03, Florida Statutes, to dispose of any inventory and cooperate fully with DOH, FDLE and local law enforcement personnel. The declaration will remain in effect for 60 days unless amended or rescinded, or renewed with the concurrence of the Governor. For more information contact: Nancy Blum DOH Office of Communications (850) 245-4111 Dustin Hart, along with Jana Hart shared with Rotarians some of the interesting things that Florida 4-H members are able to participate in, such as 4-H Legislation, where the members get to actually take part in the workings of the legislative process. Hart was able to take part of this program this year. The slide presentation that was presented gave an overall picture of the 4H Legislative program, that the club members were privileged to participate in. There are many 4H programs provided for younger aged kids, as well as older members. Many of the students that participate in Florida 4-H, continues to do so for many years, advancing to various levels. Summer 4-H camp programs for younger members include; day camps; projects like fixing their own lunches, various field trips, such as the Butterfly Museum in Gainesville, IMAX, and more. The 4-H kids planted in their garden, enjoyed programs at the library, enjoyed water day4-H Club Summer Wrap-up Leenet t e McMi l l an, Rot ary Cl ub Pr esi dent and Rot ar i an Angi e Cer aso bot h r ecei ve perf ect at t endance awar ds. and much more. Also the older kids attended the annual 4-H camp at Cherry Lake. Hart also shared about the recent trip to Washington, where they were able to tour the capitol, as well as plenty of sightseeing. They visited many of the representatives offices, etc. Dustin added that he will also be attending Sr. Camp in Gainesville, soon. At the conclusion of the program president Leenette McMillian presented Rotarian Angie Ceraso with a 38 year perfect attendance award, and he in return, presented her with a four year one. Dust i n and Jana Har t pr esent 4-H Cl ub Summer wr ap up pr ogr am t o Rot ar i ans.

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 7A THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 Mayo Legals NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING AND STATEMENT OF PROPOSED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROJECT The Town of Mayo is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for a grant under the neighborhood revitalization category in the amount of $650,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program.For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must be for activities that benefit lowand moderate-income persons. The cost and percentage of lowand moderate-income persons benefiting from each project activity is,as follows. The cost for the sewage treatment plant activity is $524,000 with 51.01% lowand moderate-income persons benefiting from this activity.The cost for the engineering activity is $74,000.The cost for the administration activity is $52,000. The total Community Development Block Grant cost for this project is $650,000 with at least 51.01% lowand moderateincome persons benefiting from this project. The plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned Community Development Block Grant funded activities is to develop a Community Development Block Grant project which will not cause displacement of persons.The proposed Fiscal Year 2011 Community Development Block Grant project will not permanently displace any persons. If for any reason persons are permanently displaced as a result of Community Development Block Grant funded activities, assistance will be provided to displaced persons as required under 24 Code of Federal Regulations 42, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations that implement the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. A Statement of the proposed Fiscal Year 2011 Community Development Block Grant project application is as follows: The Community Development Block Grant project is a neighborhood revitalization program.The Town will undertake sanitary sewer improvements.The sanitary sewer improvements will include lift station improvements.The total cost of the project is estimated at $650,000 and at least 51.01% of the project beneficiaries will be lowto moderate-income persons. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held in the Town Council Meeting Room, Town Hall located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Florida on August 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.The application will be submitted to the Florida Department of Community Affairs on or before August 15, 2011. To obtain additional information concerning the public hearing contact Linda Cone, Town Clerk, Town Hall, located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Florida, telephone number (386) 294-1551.A summary of the application is available for review at the Town Hall located at located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Florida, telephone number (386) 294-1551. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Linda Cone, at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing and an interpreter will be provided.Any nonEnglish speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Linda Cone, at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing and a language interpreter will be provided.Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Linda Cone at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf (TDD) please call (800) 9558771. A training session on Fair Housing and unlawful or discriminatory housing practices will be held immediately preceding the public hearing to be held on August 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Town Hall, located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Florida, telephone number (386) 294-1551. The following disclosures have been made pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989.The disclosures are available at Town Hall located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Florida, telephone number (386) 294-1551.These disclosures will be available on and after August 15, 2011 and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of six years. 1.Other government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2.The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3.The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4.For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; 5.The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6.The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION 7/28 BUDGET WORKSHOP TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF MAYO, FLORIDA MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2011 5:30 P.M. TOWN HALL, COUNCIL MEETING ROOM 276 WEST MAIN STREET WORKSHOP The Mayo Town Council is conducting a workshop at the above date and time to discuss the following topics:  Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 The Public is invited to attend and offer input. 7/28 AGENDA LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING, AUGUST 1, 2011 TO: Lafayette County School Board FROM: Thomas Lashley, Superintendent of Schools SUBJECT:Public Hearing, August 1, 2011 in the School Board Administration Building beginning at 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing to adopt tentative Budget and Millage as advertised for the 20112012 school year. 7/28 Mayo Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The District School Board of Lafayette County will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room of the Lafayette School District Administration Building, 363 N.E. Crawford Street, Mayo, Florida 32066 for the purpose of amending School Board Policies. (The School Board approved for advertisement of a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on July 19, 2011). Authority for amending and adopting policies and forms is found in Article IX, Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida and in Florida Statutes 1001.41. The following policies will be considered for revision: 1. STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN 2. CHAPTER VII BUSINESS SERVICES No. 7.17 Authorized Travel Expenses. A. Name of person presenting the proposed policies: Mr. Thomas Lashley Superintendent of Lafayette County Schools. Date of Approval by Board for Advertisement: July 19, 2011. AGENDA LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP, AUGUST 1, 2011 TO: Lafayette County School Board FROM: Thomas Lashley, Superintendent of Schools SUBJECT:Sc hool Board Workshop, August 1, 2011, in the School Board Administration Building beginning at 5:00 p.m. 7/28 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-CA-43 TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WELLBORN LAND INVESTMENTS, LLC, and DANIEL CRAPPS, Individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the real property located in Lafayette County, Florida, described as follows: The West 1/2 of SW 1/4 that lies West of the Live Oak-Perry and Gulf Railroad right-of-way, of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, Lafayette County, Florida AND The SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, and the South 1/2 of SE 1/4, of Section 12, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida AND The NE 1/4, and the East 1/2 of NW 1/4, of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida. (Less and except all road rights of way). AND LESS AND EXCEPT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCELS: Part of the East Half (E 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) and part of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point of Beginning, commence at the Northwest corner of said E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; thence run North 89 degrees 53 minutes 05 seconds East along the North line of said Section 13, a distance of 436.68 feet to its intersection with the centerline of Baltic Road; thence run along said centerline the following courses: South 80 degrees 45 minutes 37 seconds East, 49.85 feet; South 62 degrees 40 minutes 49 seconds East, 44.90 feet; South 34 degrees 16 minutes 05 seconds East, 50.45 feet; South 16 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds East, 1308.98 feet to the South line of said NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and terminus of said courses; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 02 seconds West, along the South line of said NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and the South line of said NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 a distance of 922.60 feet; thence run North 0 degrees 10 minutes 46 seconds West, a distance of 1325.34 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND The West Half (W 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida. AND PARCEL 16 Part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter (S 1/2 of NE 1/4) of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, and part of Section 18, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point of Beginning, commence at the Southeast corner of said NE 1/4; thence run South 89 degrees 48 minutes 54 seconds West, a distance of 560.46 feet to a point lying on the centerline of Bayou Road; thence run North 00 degrees 16 minutes 41 seconds East, a distance of 662.34 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 57 seconds East, a distance of 638.95 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of Live Oak, Perry and South Georgia Railroad (abandoned); thence run South 00 degrees 16 minutes 41 seconds West, along said Easterly right-of-way line, a distance of 854.50 feet to a point on the North right-ofway line of said Bayou Road; thence run North 70 degrees 15 minutes 08 seconds West, along said North rightof-way line, a distance of 76.36 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 16 minutes 41 seconds East, a distance of 166.32 feet to a point on the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 18; thence run South 89 degrees 48 minutes 54 seconds West, a distance of 6.49 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 8 The North Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4) of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East and that part of the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4) of Section 18, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, Lying Westerly of the Easterly right-of-way line of L.O.P. & G. Railroad (abandoned), Lafayette County, Florida. AND PARCEL 12 Part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W 1/2 of the NE 1/4) of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point of Reference commence at the Northeast corner of said West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W 1/2 of the NE 1/4), Mayo Legals thence run South 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 1214.64 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds West, a distance of 461.49 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run South 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 929.57 feet to a Point lying on the Centerline of Bayou Road; thence run North 67 degrees 04 minutes 34 seconds West, along said centerline, a distance of 424.10 feet to its Point of Intersection with the centerline of Baltic Road; thence run North 29 degrees 21 minutes 24 seconds West, along said centerline of Baltic Road, a distance of 122.01 feet; thence continue along said centerline North 16 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds West, a distance of 684.67 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds East, a distance of 643.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 15 Part of the South 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more Particularly described as follows: For Point of Reference, commence at the Southeast corner of said NE 1/4; thence run South 89 degrees 48 minutes 54 seconds West, a distance of 560.46 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 48 minutes 54 seconds West, a distance of 6.57 feet to a point lying on the centerline of Bayou Road; thence run North 72 degrees 26 minutes 25 seconds West, along said centerline, a distance of 154.45 feet; thence continue along said centerline, North 67 degrees 04 minutes 34 seconds West, a distance of 904.25 feet; thence run North 39 degrees 37 minutes 41 seconds East, a distance of 339.23 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 57 seconds East, a distance of 773.51 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 16 minutes 41 seconds West, a distance of 662.34 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 11 The South 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, and that part of the South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, lying Westerly of the Easterly right-of-way line of L.O.P. & G. Railroad (abandoned), Lafayette County, Florida. AND PARCEL 14 The North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, and that part of the North 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, lying Westerly of the Easterly right-of-way line of L.O.P. & G. Railroad (abandoned), Lafayette County, Florida. AND PARCEL 13 Part of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For point of reference commence at the Northeast Corner of said West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, thence run South 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 1214.64 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 773.01 feet; thence run South 39 degrees 37 minutes 41 seconds West, a distance of 339.23 feet to a point on the centerline of Bayou Road; thence run North 67 degrees 04 minutes 34 seconds West along said centerline, a distance of 265.73 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds West, a distance of 929.57 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds East, a distance of 461.49 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 7 Part of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point of Beginning, commence at the Northeast corner of said NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; thence run South 00 degrees 08 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 494.59 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 53 minutes 05 seconds West, a distance of 1316.56 feet to a point on the centerline of Baltic Road; thence run Northwesterly along said centerline the following courses: North 16 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds West, 442.08 feet; North 34 degrees 16 minutes 05 seconds West, 12.74 feet to the terminus of said courses; thence run North 89 degrees 53 minutes 05 seconds East, a distance of 843.44 feet; thence run North 00 degrees l0 minutes 24 seconds West, a distance of 60.00 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 53 minutes 05 seconds East, a distance of 605.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 10 Part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For point of reference Commence at the Northeast Corner of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, thence run South 0008’29” East, a distance of 838.86 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 0008’29” East, a distance of 375.78 feet; thence run South 8950’59” West, a distance of 1104.49 feet to a point lying on the centerline of Baltic Road; thence run North 1632’10” West along said centerline, a distance of 392.07 feet; thence run North 8952’02” East, a distance of 1215.15 to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a 10.00 foot easement for utilities over and across the West, North and South 10.00 feet thereof. AND PARCEL 2 Part of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point Beginning, commence at the Southwest corner of said NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4; thence run North 00 degrees 08 minutes 37 seconds West, along the West line of said Section 7, a distance 927.37 feet; thence run South 77 degrees 19 minutes 22 seconds East, a distance of 946.69 feet to a point on the centerline of L.O.P. & G. Railroad (abandoned); thence run South 35 degrees 14 minutes 49 seconds West along said centerline, a distance of 879.26 feet to the South line of said NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4; thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 15 seconds West, along said South line, a distance of 413.87 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND PARCEL 9 Part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, Lafayette County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For Point of Reference, commence at the Northeast corner of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 thence run South 0008’29” East, a distance of 494.59 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 0008‚’29” East, a distance of 344.27 feet; thence run South 8952’02” West, a distance of 1215.15 feet to a point on the centerline of Baltic Road; thence run North 1632’10” West along said centerline, a distance of 359.29 feet; thence run North 8953’05” East, a distance of 1316.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 10.01 acres more or less. Mayo Legals Subject to existing road right-of-way. Subject to a 10.00 foot easement for utilities over and across the East, North and South 10.00 feet thereof and a 20.00 foot easement for utilities lying 20.00 feet Easterly of and parallel to the right-of-way of said Baltic Road. AND PARCEL 5 The North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 3 South, Range 10 East, and that part of the North 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, lying westerly of the easterly right of way line of L.O.P & G. Railroad (abandoned), Lafayette County, Florida. Containing 24.50 acres, more or less. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 120.00 feet thereof. Subject to a 10.00 foot easement for utilities over and across the West and South 10.00 feet thereof. Subject to a 20.00 foot easement for ingress and egress over and across the North 20.00 feet of East 547.51 feet thereof. AND PARCEL 6 The South 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 3 South, Range 10 East and that part of the South 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 11 East, lying westerly of the easterly right-of-way line of L.O.P & G. Railroad (abandoned), Lafayette County, Florida Containing 21.84 acres more or less. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 120.00 feet thereof. Subject to a 10.00 foot easement for utilities over and across the West, North, and South 10.00 feet thereof. shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above styled action dated July 12, 2011 at the Lafayette County Courthouse, in Mayo, Lafayette County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on 18th day, August, 2011, to the best and highest bidder for cash. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 12th day of July, 2011. (Court Seal) Ricky Lyons Clerk of Court By: Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 7/21, 28 B. Explanation of the purpose and effect of school board policies: Provide policies required by Florida Statutes (F.S.) State Board of Education Administrative Rules (S.B.E.R.) and other controlling regulations; and to provide policies for matters for which it appears prudent for the orderly operation of the school system. C. A summary of the proposed policy revisions is as follows: Policies necessary for the effective operation and general improvement of the school system for the District School Board of Lafayette County, Florida. D. Economic impact of the proposed policies: None School Board Policies may be examined at the District School Board Office at 363 N.E. Crawford Street, Mayo, Florida between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Thomas Lashley, Superintendent of Schools IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WITH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 7/28 8/4,11 Mayo Legals Mayo Legals As drought conditions continue to worsen, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) urges all water users to eliminate nonessential uses of water. We had the ninth driest May since 1932, and the upper Aucilla, Suwannee and Santa Fe basins experienced rainfall deficits of nearly 25 inches compared to an average year,Ž said Megan Wetherington, District senior professional engineer. Several months of below-average rainfall has led to record-breaking low flows on the upper Suwannee River, including the Suwannee River at White Springs with records going back to 1906. Gages on the upper Santa Fe reported that flow has ceased. Coastal rivers fell to much below normal after five months of near-normal flow, and all 16 District-monitored lakes were below their historical average level. Groundwater levels fell in 92 percent of monitored wells. Levels in the Santa Fe Basin were near the 15th percentile for the period of record, meaning that almost 85 percent of the time they have been higher than they are now. In the Suwannee River basin, levels fell to the 22nd percentile. According to recent drought report, the National Weather Service classified drought conditions in the Suwannee River basin as severe. The Florida Division of Forestry estimated the fire danger for most of the area as high or very high. The District has taken the following actions to urge the public to cut back on water use: Water Shortage Advisory: Declared by the Districts Governing Board in December 2010, the advisory asks all users to voluntarily reduce water consumption indoors and outdoors until further notice. The advisory simply calls upon all of us to take voluntary steps to reduce both indoor and outdoor water use during times of drought and until conditions recover,Ž said Jon Dinges, District director of water supply and resource management. Once drought conditions improve and groundwater and surfacewater levels rebound, the governing board may cancel the Water Shortage Advisory. Should conditions worsen, however, the governing board may impose mandatory water-use restrictions. Landscape Irrigation Rule: Adopted into Florida Administrative Code in January 2010, the rule requires homeowners, businesses, and others to limit lawn and landscape watering to two days during daylight saving time and one day per week during standard time. Irrigation should not occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The landscape irrigation rule is a year-round conservation measure aimed at stretching our water supplies for the long term,Ž Dinges said. The advisory and irrigation rule applies to residents within the Districts boundaries, which means all of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties, and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy and Putnam counties. For more information, contact the District at 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL only). The District offers the following tips to conserve indoors and outdoors: € Fix leaky faucets and toilets, which can waste up to 100 gallons per day. € Replace older fixtures and appliances with low-flow, watersaving models. € Turn off tap while brushing teeth, shaving, or washing dishes. € Water lawns and landscapes only one day per week and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. € Use Florida-Friendly Landscaping’. € Equip hoses with automatic shutoff nozzles. € Wash vehicles infrequently and only on porous surfaces. € Use a broom or blower … not a hose … to clean sidewalks, driveways, parking areas. € Take shorter showers; staying under 5 minutes can save 1,000 gallons per month. € Dont use toilet as a waste basket. SRWMD urges water conservation as drought persistsThe Suwannee River at Suwannee Springs at its lowest flow ever recorded. Several months of rainfall deficits have led to historical low flows on the upper Suwannee River.

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PAGE 8A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011  B A T T E R B A T T E R U P Ž U P  B A T T E R B A T T E R UP Ž UP Weekend Getaway (1)............... $50.00 Prize (2)......... $10.00 Gas Cards..(3) 13 Weeks Subscription...(4) Weekend get-a-way for 2 to Spirit of SuwanneeŽ 2 People will WIN $50.00 Prize 3 People will WIN $10.00 Gas Card 4 People will WIN A FREE 13 Weeks Subscription to Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News or Mayo Free Press EXAMPLE OF THE CARD To play collect game stamps One per issue in all editions of the Mayo Free Press, Jasper News & Suwannee Democrat July 28 th thru Aug. 15 th Glue or tape stamps to game card; winner will be drawn Aug. 18 th Send game card to: "Drive One Home" Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370 Live Oak Fl 32060 or drop off at 211 Howard Street East in Live Oak or our Jasper News Office at 105 NE 2 nd Ave. Jasper, Fl. *All entries must be submitted by 5 pm, August 17 th Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Game cards in Suwannee Democrat July 29 th Jasper News, Mayo Free Press July 28th & Online (only originals allowed) 684123gav By Clif Copeland Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Gainesville, Fl Question: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, who is eligible for survivors benefits? Answer: Social Security survivors benefits can be paid to: Widows or widowers „ full benefits at full retirement age, or reduced benefits as early as age 60; Disabled widows or widowers „ as early as age 50; Widows or widowers at any age if they take care of the deceased's child who is under age 16 or disabled and receiving Social Security benefits; Unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending high school full time. Under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren, or adopted children; Children at any age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled; and Dependent parents age 62 or older. Even if you are divorced, you still may qualify for survivors benefits based on the earnings record of a former spouse. For more information, go to HYPERLINK "http://www.socialsecurity.gov" www.socialsecurity.gov. Question: What is a Social Security credit?Ž Answer: During your working years, earnings covered by Social Security are posted to your record. You earn Social Security credits based on those earnings. The amount of earnings needed for one credit rises as average earnings levels rise. In 2011, you receive one credit for each $1,120 of earnings. You can earn up to a maximum of four credits a year. Most people will need a minimum of 40 credits (or 10 years of work) to be eligible for retirement benefits. Learn more by reading the online publication How You Earn Credits at HYPERLINK "http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10072. html" www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10072.htm l Question: What is the earliest age that I can begin receiving retirement benefits? Answer: You can get a reduced benefit as early as age 62. Keep in mind that your monthly benefit amount would be about 33 percent higher if you wait until age 66 and nearly 80 percent higher if you defer payments until age 70. Visit our Retirement Estimator to find out how much you can expect to receive. You can find it at HYPERLINK "http://www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator" www.socialsecurity.gov /estimator. Question: How does Social Security decide if someone is disabled? Answer: For an adult to be considered disabled, Social Security must determine that you are unable to do the work you did before and, based on your age, education, and work experience, you are unable to adjust to any other work that exists in significant num-Social Security Questions and Answersbers in the national economy. Also, your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability (less than a year). For more information, we recommend you read Disability Benefits (SSA Publication No. 05-10029), available online at HYPERLINK "http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10029. html" www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10029.htm l. Did you know that as a result of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare now covers a yearly wellness visit and many preventive screenings and services? Preventive services like these can find health problems early, when treatment works best. These services can also help keep you from getting certain diseases or illnesses. Take Advantage of your yearly Wellness Visit If you have Medicare, the yearly wellness visit is your opportunity to talk with your doctor to make sure youre getting the care you need, including a review of any prescriptions you are taking. At this visit, you and your doctor can do the following: Review your medical and family history Create a list of your current providers and prescriptions Take height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements Create a screening schedule for appropriate preventive services for you Create a list of risk factors and treatment options for you Get discounts on prescription drugs If you have Medicare prescription drug coverage and youre in the donut hole during 2011, you get a 50% discount on covered brand name prescription drugs you buy at the pharmacy or order through the mail. This benefit helps make your prescription drugs more affordable so you will take them as prescribed to stay healthy. Keep you, and your friends and family healthy The best way to stay well is to live a healthy lifestyle. You can be healthier and prevent disease by exercising, eating well, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking. Getting preventive services you need is just another way of taking good care of your health. Dont overlook routine preventive services such as cancer screenings (mammogram, colorectal, prostate) and cardiovascular screenings, and simple things such as getting a flu shot. Each of these Medicare-covered tests and services are critical to your overall health and can help you prevent diseases or detect them early, when treatment works best. Tell your friends and family with Medicare about them, too. Because when you share the news, you share the health. Need more information? Visit www.MyMedicare.gov to see descriptions of covered preventive services and track the services you get. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.Sharing the news about Medicares preventive servicesIn 2010, Current Problems formed a partnership with the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Working Group and the Suwannee River Water Management District to coordinate a cleanup of the Suwannee River from the Georgia state line to the Gulf of Mexico. The cleanup was a huge success! More than 500 volunteers removed almost 30,000 pounds of trash! We hope you will join us for the 2nd Great Suwannee River Cleanup and build on the success of last year's event. The 2011 cleanup will occur during a three-month window from September through November. Businesses, civic clubs, fishing and boating groups, churches, government agencies, non-profits, chambers of commerce, and groups of friends are all encouraged to participate. Go to the event map at HYPERLINK "http://tinyurl.com/3wadbd4" http://tinyurl.com/3wadbd4 to determine your section based on mileposts and GPS coordinates. Then register your group, the date of your cleanup, and your river section online at HYPERLINK "http://tinyurl.com/44d3obr" http://tinyurl.com/44d3obr. Shortly after registration, your cleanup will appear on the event map. Current Problems is available to assist you as you plan your cleanup and to provide supplies (grabbers, buckets, trash bags, etc.). If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson at 352-264-6827 or email her at aar@currentproblems.org. Pete Butt is coordinating dive cleanups and can be reached through Fritzi Olson. If you cant participate but would still like to support this effort, the partnership is looking for sponsors to help out with expenses and will gladly accept in-kind donations. Call or e-mail Fritzi to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.The Great Suwannee River Cleanup 2011

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ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.Adu l t G enera l Educat i on Programs € A d ult Ba s ic E d ucation (ABE) € A d ult High School € GED Preparation Bus i ness Educat i on Programs € A d mini s trati v e A ss i s tant € Me d ical Secretary Fam ily & Consumer Sc i ence Programs € Early Chil d hoo d E d ucationH ea l th Sc i ence Programs € Patient Care Technician € Phlebotomy € Practical Nur s ing € Surgical Technology I ndustr i a l Programs € Automoti v e Colli s ion Repair an d Refini s hing € Automoti v e Ser v ice Technology € Brick an d Block Ma s onry € Buil d ing Con s truction Technology € Co s metology € Culinary Art sSuwannee Hamilton Technical Center has many options for you to choose from! Classes start Aug. 22 684294amv The average unemployment rate in the North Florida region, which consists of six counties including Lafayette, was 10.3 percent in June, a decrease of 0.1 percent from last year. The regions unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points below the state rate of 11.1 percent. Out of a workforce of 48,979 there were 5,022 unemployed residents found regionally, according to the state. Industry employment in the region increased by 1.7 percent over the year, compared to 0.8 percent for the state. The region gained 498 jobs during 2010. Among industries, the state reported that government entities added 420 jobs, and other services added 113 jobs. Those hit by job losses regionally were financial activities, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality, those of which grew statewide, but declined locally.Unemployment rises hereContinued From Page 1Athing we do with U.F.,Ž Woulf said. The 4-H summer program ran from Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, July 14 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and was open to eight to 12-yearolds. A separate oneweek program called Cloverbuds was offered to five to seven-yearolds. In an effort to teach the children how not to waste things, every Tuesday they were asked to pack their own healthy lunch and the person who brought the least amount of waste got a prize. Most of the kids did that,Ž Extension secretary Erica Mauer said. They would bring a rag instead of a paper towel, everything would be in Tupperware, and theyd bring real silverware, so they didnt have any waste.Ž During the first week on Tuesday, the kids learned about recycling, made butterfly crafts and watermelon parfaits. Wednesday they went on a field trip to the Mary Brogen Museum and the capitol building in Tallahassee. Thursday they grilled hot dogs and made ice cream cookies, along with eating nutritional veggie snacks. Week two included a trip to the Lafayette County Library for the One World, Many Sto-4-Hers learn by having funContinued From Page 1Agrowing number of families who need information about getting help for their children with special needs.Ž The local organization expects that their new name will help them brand with the over 740 other chapters of The Arc throughout the United States. The Arc North Florida, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit company and a sponsored agency of the United Way of Suwannee Valley. For more information about organization, you may contact Bobbie Lake at 386-362-7143. Comprehensive Community Services is now The Arc North FloridaContinued From Page 1AWhat a tribute to him,Ž First United Methodist Church in Mayo pastor Geary Rowell said. Even though Rowell didnt knowMayo says so long to Quickdraw JimContinued From Page 1ABlackshear personally, he said he was impressed with one of Blackshears favorite quotes: I do not fear death. I will, however, do all possible to avoid death prematurely. Fear is the enemy, not death.Ž Peggy Perry of Old Florida Company Coffee House was working the morning of the funeral. She said about 35 hotrods and dragsters had their engines revving along Main Street near First United Methodist Church where the service was being held. She said Jims racing buddies came to the funeral service and were all parked along both sides of Main Street. Jims pride and joy, a bright yellow 1929 Ford Roadster powered by a 1951 Ford flathead V8 engine, was parked in front of the church. It was like a car show out here for the funeral,Ž said Perry. Like many others who knew Blackshear, Perry was still in shock as she spoke of his death. About a week or two prior to his passing, Perry said he found out he had three brain tumors. Only one, she said, was operable and two weeks later he passed away suddenly. As the hearse was passing all these cars, the drivers were revving their engines and smoking their tires,Ž Perry said. It seemed indeed to be the perfect way to say goodbye to such a racing enthusiast. In 2010 Blackshear set the land speed record for his class at 132.086 miles per hour at the East Coast Timing Associations annual October Land Speed Record Meet, one of five held in Maxton, N.C. every year. He even built 40 race cars and competed in numerous drag racing competitions in Florida, Georgia and Indy, winning plenty of them. In 2006 he was inducted into the Old Drag Racers Hall of Fame. Racing is an addiction,Ž Blackshear told the Free Press in an interview in January. As soon as you hit the switch to start the car, everything else goes away all your worldly problems.Ž You can read the January story from the Free Press online at nflaonline.com by searching BlackshearŽ. A friend of Blackshears wife, Reba Blackshear, Mary Ann Lloyd of Mayo stated that everyone who knew Jim is grief-stricken over his passing. Jim was a unique and outstanding person,Ž Lloyd said. He was very active. He did good things behind the scenes that he didnt want people to know about. He was very kind and he had a big heart.Ž Lloyd recalled a time when her stepson accidentally ran a golf cart into a pond. It stayed there all night,Ž she said. The next morning after they got the golf cart out of the pond she said they tried to get it repaired, but every place they took it, they got the same answer: Its not repairable. Thats when Jim stepped in. Lloyd said Jim told her stepson, Before you scrap it, let me have a shot at it.Ž Blackshear took the entire golf cart apart, she said, and he proceeded to rebuild the entire thing. He had it in tip top shape and running again in no time. She said Jim told her he named the golf cart Lazarus, which has a spiritual meaning; something akin to being brought back to life. We loved Jim,Ž Lloyd said. He was wonderful. Ive got things all around here that he has fixed.Ž Another friend, Jan Melvin, said she met Jim through her friendship with Reba and their Womens Club meetings. He was a fine outstanding person,Ž Melvin said. Were going to miss him.Ž Although he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mayo, Rowell said Blackshear attended New Harmony Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at First United on Saturday, July 23 with Rev. Stan Posey of New Harmony giving the eulogy. Rev. Jim Gamble, pastor of Wacissa United Methodist Church gave the opening remarks and prayer and Rowell said the closing prayer. Interment followed at Bethel Cemetery in Mayo. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home took care of the arrangements. Rowell estimated that at least 200 people attended the services on Saturday. Blackshear was born on July 21, 1938 to the late Waymon L. Blackshear, and the late Eloise Mouring Blackshear. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Reba Carlton Blackshear, two sons, Don Blackshear, and wife Tracy, of Brookfield, Ohio, and Jon Blackshear and wife Tracey of Breckenridge, Texas, one daughter, Cindy B. McCray and husband Mike, of Mayo, one brother, Tom Blackshear, of Smithfield, Va., 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and too many friends to mention. See Obituary, Page 2A ries program on Tuesday. Then they made a taco salad for lunch and afterward they planted in the garden where they learned how to water and take care of their plants. Wednesday was field trip day to the Butterfly Garden in Gainesville and lunch at Olive Garden. Thursdays were water days,Ž Mauer said. Theyd go outside, theyd get in the pool, they would play frisbee, they would get on the slip-n-slide or play in the mud.Ž They also made brunch that second Thursday, which included waffles, eggs, bacon and sausage, which was a big hit with the kids. We also made smoothies,Ž Mauer said. During week three of summer camp the Cloverbuds spent some time at the library and then they got to make buttons and red, white and blue crafts. Best of all was the strawberry parfaits they made, said Mauer. On Wednesday the Cloverbuds went to the Mary Brogen Museum and then off to the IMAX Theatre to see a 3-D movie called Under the Sea. Lunch was a treat at CiCis Pizza in Tallahassee. The last week of camp, the eight to 12-year-olds took a trip to the library and made stepping stone crafts for the garden. Wednesday, since it was all girls, they went to see Monte Carlo at a theatre in Lake City. Thursday, the last day of camp, was lots of fun. Aside from being water day, they made homemade spaghetti, using some of the herbs in their garden, along with strawberry shortcake. They served the meal to the adults first and then they all chowed down on the feast they had made. The 4-Hers had a busy few weeks at summer camp and every bit of it was fun, interesting and educational. The Cloverbuds got to see a live baby alligator up close during a 4-H Summer Environmental Education Day Camp. Photo: Erica Mauer

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PAGE 12A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 Sports Lafayette County’s news source since 1888. We’re proud to serve!Sports L MAYO ROTARY CLUB/MAYO QUARTERBACK CLUB ANNUAL HORNET CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT Date: _____________ To: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ From: Joey Pearson Hornet Classic Golf Tournament Committee Member The annual tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Quail Heights Country Club, Highway 247, Lake City. The four-man team scramble, shotgun start, is at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams, longest drive, and Closest to the Pin. Lunch, water & soft drinks will be provided. BECOME A SPONSOR It will enable the Mayo Rotary Club to fund the Salina Land Pearson Memorial Scholarship, the Rotary Interact Club Scholarship, club community projects, and help the Mayo Quarterback Club provide support for the Lafayette High School Football Program in areas not allowed in the Athletic Department budget. Sponsors will be recognized in the Mayo Free Press, Branford News, Suwannee Democrat, and by a sign at the golf course. Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________ Check one: _____ A Hornet Golf Classic Corporate Tournament Sponsor, $1,000 _____ A Hornet Golf Classic Gold Tournament Sponsor, $300 _____ A Hornet Golf Classic Silver Tournament Sponsor, $200 _____ A Hornet Golf Classic Bronze Hole Sponsor, $100 Send a check or cash to: Mayo Rotary Club P.O. 107 Mayo, Florida 32066 By Corey Daviscorey.davis@gaflnews.comEDITORS NOTE: The following are the top sports stories of the 2010-2011 school year. We start with the best honorable mention stories and continue Aug. 3 with No. 6-10 stories and conclude Aug. 10 with the top five stories. Honorable Mention Cats cause a fuss When Baker County and Suwannee met back in late October at Paul Langford Stadium, police were needed to prevent a situation from getting much worse. According to head coach Willie Spears, Greg Swinsons helmet got ripped off and a unidentified Baker County player stepped on his unprotected head. Later in the game another Baker County player stepped on another Suwannee players leg as he laid on the ground. In a close game in the fourth quarter, tempers flared and players and coaches from Baker County were overheard yelling obscenities and racial slurs toward Suwannee players and coaches. To avoid a further situation, Spears gathered up his team and made them walk back to the school after Wildcat players and coaches were gathered around the bus. Lafayette makes history Facing their second straight overtime playoff game, Lafayette overcame illness and fatigue to make history in a 2-1 win Jan. 28 over host Tallahassee Maclay to secure the schools firstever district title. Jose Rubio and another senior player approached head coach Danny Glover during a break before starting overtime and told their coach they wanted to make history. Eight minutes later, Rubio, who only scored three goals during the regular season, backed it up with a game-winning goal off an assists from Ismael Moreno that clinched the Hornets first-ever district championship. After finding the back of the net twice in the Hornets' 4-3 penalty-kick win over John Paul II in the District 3-2A semifinal Wednesday, Rubio came out with a goal in the first 40 seconds against Maclay off an assist from Moreno. Before facing Maclay, Lafayette first had to get by John Paul and trailed early but rallied to win. We were down two goals against John Paul, tied them at 3-all and was able to beat them 4-1 in penalty kicks,Ž Glover said. The win against Maclay was even sweeter for many of the team, who were coping with the flu during halftime according to Glover. We had kids throwing up at the half. Rubio was sick but he didnt tell me,Ž Glover said, But our kids didnt give up and kept fighting through it. Through out the first half my guys werent clicking on all cylinders, we challenged the guys at the half to step up. Despite being tied 1-1, we felt like Maclay was ahead ofTop stories of the school year us.Ž Maclay tied the game in the 18th minute and both teams couldnt punch in another score to force overtime. The determination his team showed in regulation to maintain the tie is what fired Rubio's quest for history, the coach said. Rubio, who has scored four of the teams five goals in the postseason, and the rest of his teammates were determined to bring home the trophy and wouldnt be denied despite the two long nights. We werent worried about being tired, we just wanted to make history,Ž Uriel Posada said. Shocking end Trailing by one run with runners on first and second and nobody out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Lafayette appeared on its way to another come from behind win. Unfortunately, head coach Derek Garland made a critical decision, that proved to be costly in a 7-6 loss to visiting Port St Joe in the first round of the playoffs. With the tying run on second base, Stacy McClelland was waved home by Garland after Lindsay OSteen singled to right and was thrown out at home. OSteens single would have loaded the bases with no outs for the Hornets, but instead put runners on second and third with one out. That was poor coaching at third base, I held her up and then sent her after the catcher made a mistake but the catcher was able to hit the pitcher in stride and make a play at the plate,Ž Garland said. I was stopping her at first and did a poor job knowing where the ball was. We could have had bases loaded with no outs and we had the people we wanted up.Ž Port St Joe pitcher Kasey Tullis regrouped to enduce a pop up to second and a grounder to short to end the game. Early on it looked like Lafayette wouldnt need a late inning rally after taking a 5-2 lead in the second inning. Lydia Land and McClelland walked and scored on a single and double from Kali Sharpe and OSteen. The Sharks tied it with a three-run third inning off McClelland and retook the lead again with two more runs in the sixth to lead 7-6. Megan Gannons 2 RBI bunt single rolled past a drawed infield and into shallow centerfield allowing the Sharks to take the lead again in the sixth. Port St Joe came ready to play and they took advantage of some of our mistakes,Ž Garland said. We didnt make the plays and they did the little things they needed to do to win.Ž An offense that scored five runs in the first two innings and was held to just one run the final five, was helped out by superb defensive plays in the final two innings-resulting in a double play and triple play. That triple play gave us a chance at the end,Ž Garland said.Ž They fought hard and battled but it just wasnt our night.Ž One fateful drive Ahead 13-7 at the half, Lafayette had No 5 ranked Jefferson County right where they wanted them. Unfortunately they couldnt hold on, as the visiting Tigers (10-2) outscored the host Hornets 20-7 in the second half including a 20-0 run in the third quarter to knock off Lafayette 27-20 at Dale Walker Stadium. Jefferson County senior tailback DeVondrick Nealy carried the team on his back in the third quarter. Nealy, who entered the game with 2,285 yards and 41 touchdowns, sparked the Tigers with a 24-yard run on the first play of the third quarter, which led to Rivante Robinsons nine-yard touchdown run giving the Tigers their first lead of the game at 14-13. Lafayette made to many turnovers and couldnt capitalize on the Tigers mistakes. Tigers quarterback Lanoris Footman fumbled the snap on their first play of their next possession, however the Hornets couldnt take advantage of it as sophomore quarterback Rodney Brown tried to hit Antwan Brown on the next play and instead was picked off in the end zone. With sudden momentum, we tried to quickly change things and shoot for the end zone,Ž Lafayette head coach Joey Pearson said. Jefferson took advantage of the turnover as Nealy guided the Tigers on a 10-play (8 runs), 80yard drive culminating with Footmans 5-yard pass to Robinson increasing the lead to 21-13. Rodney Brown fumbled the ensuing pooch kickoff and the Tigers struck again as Nealy rumbled 24-yards for a score making it 27-13 with 1:13 left in the third. Lafayette (10-2) cut the lead as Brown hit Andre Hall for a 35-yard touchdown pass cutting the lead to 27-20 with 5:12 left in the game. However, Nealy (252 yards on 36 carries) and Robinson combined to run out the remaining five minutes off the clock picking up two key third down conversions. Jefferson County made some very key second half adjustments, Pearson said. Our guys played their hearth out. The second half was the opposite of the first half, in which Lafayette controlled the clock and limited the Tigers possessions. It didnt take long for the Hornets to score as Antwan Brown rumbled 27 yards on the fourth play of the game to give them a 7-0 lead barely a SEE TOP, PAGE 13AA stunning loss to Port St Joe in the first round of the softball playoffs shockingly sent Lafayette softball packing. -Photo: Corey Davis

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 13A THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 Joe P. BurnsFuneral Home & Crematory of Mayo Locally owned & operated. Tommy Murrow and Steve Green, owners684142amv386-294-2658Located 7 blocks South of the courthouse at the corner of Lake St. and Monroe Ave. minute and half into the game. Jose Rubio picked off Footman on their sixth play of the drive at the 29-yard line but the Hornets turned it back over three plays later on Rodney Browns fumbled snap. Two possessions later, the Tigers tied it up as Nealy took a toss sweep on fourth and goal and scored untouched from five yards out on the first play of the second quarter. Lafayette answered with a 12-play 55-yard drive led by Brown, Andre Hall, JR Bass and Treston Whidden. Hall plowed in from two yards on a fourth and two play. Bass was stopped short on the two-point conversion play putting the Hornets up 13-7 with 5:45 till half. Jefferson fumbled the ensuing pooch kickoff which was recovered by Dylan Green, but Lafayette couldnt take advantage of the turnover. Faced with fourth and three with under four minutes till half, Pearson elected for forgo the 36yard field goal and instead go for it. Rodney Browns pass intended for Antwan Brown was knocked down by the Tigers secondary. We tried to hit the hitch on them on the play but we jumped offsides,Ž Pearson said. Jefferson nearly took advantage of the turnover before half driving to the 35-yard line before a Footman screen pass intended for Nealy on fourth down was dropped by Nealy. Momentum turned quickly in the second half and we could have got blown out easily but we cut it to seven with five minutes left. They had third and four, we stop them we knew we could score. We turned it over to many times tonight and we needed to play a clean game to have a chance to win.Ž Jefferson County coach Jeremy Brown told Pearson after the game in the locker room, his team was highly motivated last week and played with a chip on their shoulders to beat Hawthorne after Hawthorne knocked them out of the playoffs last season and told his kids Lafayette would be very highly motivated and have a chip on their shoulder after being eliminated by the Tigers last season. Lafayette gave them everything they could but ran out of time. Revenged served Despite having been there 12 months ago, Mount Dora coach Frank Scott admitted his team got lost about 30-45 minutes on the way to the same exact field. I didnt remember where it was, the bus and our GPS took us to the school board building,Ž Scott said. I had to get out and ask where the field was.Ž Truth is Scott probably wanted his team to forget the 10-0 loss to host Suwannee in the first round of the playoffs last season. It worked as visiting Mount Dora barely had time to get a few batting cage swings in, before responding with a 17-3 win over host Suwannee in the second round of the playoffs at Booster Field. It was definitely on our minds, we talked a lot about it this week,Ž Scott said. We talked about just remembering what happened last year, where we came out a little flat at the beginning last year. We came out with intensity and moreContinued From Page 12ATop stories of the school year SPORTS focused and swung the bats well tonight. It was never said about paying them back, but they were definitely thinking about it.Ž Mount Dora starter junior Evan Challenger, who played left field in the game last season, handcuffed the Bulldogs lethal bats, holding them four hits and three runs on the mound, while also going 5-for-5 with 4 RBI at the plate. We talked about it all week, how they 10 run ruled us,Ž Challenger said. We also read in one of the local papers that we werent much of an offensive team. We wanted to prove them wrong.Ž Suwannees three pitchers sophomore Trey Owen, senior Trevor Lister and sophomore Cody Gamble combined to to give up 16 earned runs on 14 hits, while walking nine and striking out six. Lister was greeted by last years staring pitcher James Davis, who sent Listers third pitch over the center field fence wall. Suwannee had a chance to get back in the game in the fifth as Makari Hines lead off with a single and Gafas walked. Stuart Brown singled to right scoring Hines from second. Brown stole second and Gafas tried to score but was thrown out at home by the shortstop. Gafas run would have cut the lead to 7-4 or at least put runners on second and third with no outs. Challenger regrouped to enduce two fly balls to get out of the inning with further damage. The momentum from Gafas being thrown out and Challenger getting out of the jam carried into the top of the sixth as the visiting Bulldogs sent 13 batters to the plate, scoring 10 runs. Challenger connected on his second two-run double of the night and Nick Dadich put an exclamation point on the night with a grand slam over the left field wall. Suwannee (19-8), which broke several offensive school records this season and scored 10 or more runs in 10 of its 19 wins, continued to struggle at the plate combining for just five runs in its two playoff games. I thought we would need to score at least 8-9 runs tonight to win because of our youthful pitching, Gray said. In all my years of coaching, I never had to run guys this young out on the mound in this kind of environment before.Ž The loss not only ended Suwannees season but gave them their first home loss of the season after nine straight wins. First time we loss at home, that sucks,Ž Gray said. Turn on the College World Series and watch a losers bracket game, this is the kind of thing that happens.Ž 581 E. Main St. Mayo, FL 683395jrv Check us out on FacebookSearch I Scream 4 Ice Cream 50¢ off any purchase 1 per customerCoupon Expires August 31st 2011 684138dsv Jefferson County was able to run out the final five minutes of the game on the same drive to end Lafayette’s football season in the second round of the playoffs. -Photo: Corey DavisLafayette boys soccer shocked the state by stunning host Maclay to win the program’s first ever district title. -Photo: Corey Davis

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