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The Mayo free press
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Mayo free press (Mayo, Fla. 1958)
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Vol. 70, no. 27 (June 20, 1958)-

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SEE BOARD, PAGE 3A SEE CAROTHERS, PAGE 3A Lafayette Countys news source since 1888. Were proud to serve! Thursday March 1, 2018 Mayo Free Press rfn tb f 866-246-0455 rountreemoorechevrolet.com Your Hometown Chevy DealerJeff Mosley 53186-1 MAYO A former Mayo resident will be back in town Wednesday, for school and community events Wednesday. Chris Musgrove a Live Oak native and a former interim pastor at Lighthouse Christian Center with his wife Teri, a La fayette High School graduate is bring ing his FutureNow program back to LHS for programs Wednesday. FutureNow will be conducting an as sembly in the afternoon on Wednesday and a community event that night, both at the LHS gym. The school assembly is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the FCA-spon sored community event set for 7 p.m. There will be giveaways at the free event. Parents, church youth groups, and the community at large are invited to come and enjoy the evening event. Musgrove, the founder and director of FutureNow, said the community event will contain music, drama, video and real life stories that will entertain the audience be fore getting into the message that will be directed at the students and their parents. While sharing the impact God had on his life, Musgrove also wants students to live their lives with a vision and a purpose. Everybody has a story and my point is, if you dont write your story, you might not like the way its going to end, so you better get to work, Musgrove said. There is no charge for any of the Fu tureNow events, instead the organization relies on the support of local churches, businesses and individuals. Anyone that would like to volunteer or become a spon sor for the event may go online and down load a volunteer form at www.futurenow. us. For more information, email info@ futurenow.us. FutureNow to host Mayo events Wednesday bttt rfnntfbff nrrf f Henry McCray running for District 2 commission seat ELECTION 2018 ELECTION 2018 MAYO My name is Henry Mc Cray, so of the late Harold and Helene McCray. I am asking for your consid eration for Lafayette County Commis sioner District 2. I am married to Cindy Land Mc Cray, daughter of Yondell and Marie Land. I currently work at Mayo Cor rections. Im a life-long resident of Mayo and will do my best for you, the people I love of this county. Please consider me for District 2 County Commissioner. r jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK Christ mas came early last year for Kasey Lynn Carothers. In late November, the Mayo native had her rst book, The Creepy House Down Spooky Lane, pub lished by AuthorHouse. From my house to the road is a half-mile, Carothers said last week during a book signing at the Live Oak Public Li brary. I ran the whole b frt rbrft rrnfffbtnbt r brff tnt rff b alexis.spoehr@ganews.com MAYO The Lafayette Coun ty Board of Adjustments granted one exception Monday night, while tabling a second petition. The board, which consists of the county commissioners, grant ed a Variance Petition, V 18-01, for Ronald Rice Jr. That petition seemed a variance for east and west side-yard setbacks from 20 feet to seven feet within an envi ronmentally sensitive area zoning district at 112 Northeast Suwannee River Drive. However, the board tabled dis cussion on Petition SE 18-01 from Julian and Carol Pearce for an ani mal shelter. The Pearces currently have a non-prot shelter in California, The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats, and are looking to expand to Flor ida. They have been rescuing abused, abandoned and neglect ed animals for years and have decided to create a location in North Florida, choosing Lafayette County. Their idea is to have a veg an-farmed animal rescue and sanc Board postpones hearing on non-prot animal shelter LIVE OAK Tasked with designing eye-catching pages, Aimee Buckners work in 2017 caught the attention of CNHIs judges. Buckner, a page designer for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press, was named the Designer of the Year in the annual Best of CNHI con test for Division III. CNHI, a subsidiary of Raycom Media, is the parent company of the North Florida papers. Buckners winning entries included a front page following the inaugural Party in the Pines at Bienville Plantation in White Springs as well as three sports pages from Democrat editions. One of the sports fronts kicked off the papers look back at the Su wannee Bulldogs four straight state champi onships from 198790. Another featured prominently the Lafay ette-Branford rivalry and battle for The Helmet. Were fortunate to have a talented graph ic artist like Aimee on our team, group editor Jamie Wachter said. Its great to see others take notice of the work she does in presenting our sto ries in an appealing way. In addition to the individual honor for Buckner, the Demo crat, News and Free Press also won for Innovation in Digital Storytelling for its North Floridas 2017 High School Foot ball Road Map. The interactive story map took readers on a week-by-week preview of the prep football season, featuring the top games of the season for the Suwannee Bulldogs, Branford Buccaneers, Hamilton County Trojans and Lafayette Hornets. It was a fun little way to help get our digital readers, as well as ourselves, ready for the football season, Wachter said. The judging panel included eight CNHI editors and news executives, handing out Newspaper of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Public Service Awards and honors in seven individual categories as well as digital work for breaking news, social media and video. CNHI names Buckner top designer Free Press staff also honored for digital storytelling r rf nrtbtn nr

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PAGE 2A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 March 4th 6:00 pm Gospel Sing with the816 SW CR-351 Mayo, FLA LOVE OFFERING WILL BE TAKENBuckley Family51499-1Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 51930-1 LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Jam Au dition for only bands pro duced four winning bands Saturday night. The bands advance straight to performing at the Jam from May 2-5 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Four bands auditioned and all four where so good it was decided to invite them all to play the Jam to the delight of the audience. All four bands, Ricky Vali do Band (Hialeah), Kellen Vincent Band (Lake City), Snake Blood Remedy (OBrien) and Cole Tom linson Band (Blackshear, Ga.) will perform at the Jam. The Music Parks Steve Briscoe, who heads up the auditions, asked the au dience what they thought about sending all four to the Jam, and the roar of approval was deafening. The smiles on the faces of all four band leaders who had been called to the stage were pure happiness. Kellen Vincent, a wellknown area country music performer who once was called to the stage by Larry Gatlin who then handed Kellen his own guitar and asked him to perform, Four bands win spots in Suwannee River Jam rfntbb nrbb ttfbbff ttbtf f LAKE CITY February was Nation al Childrens Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association sponsors National Childrens Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Locally, the United Way of Suwan nee Valley and the Florida Department of Health in Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Lafayette counties partnered to distrib ute a dental care kit to every elementary school student to promote the importance of good oral care. Dental cavities are one of the most com mon chronic conditions of childhood in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning, the CDC says. In fact, good oral hygiene is essential for overall health. The United Way of Suwannee Valley Planning Committee elected to utilize funds received through an anonymous grant to partner with the Department of Health in each of the four counties in the local United Ways service area. United Way and the Department of Health are partnering on several projects utilizing the anonymous grant funds and support ing the county health improvement plans. It is customary for the Department of Health in these counties to participate in National Childrens Dental Health Month annually; however, due to a lack of nancial resources this year, the Unit ed Way Planning Committee undertook the dental health initiative to provide the supplies. The National Childrens Dental Health Month slogan for this year is Brush your teeth with uoride toothpaste, and clean be tween your teeth for a healthy smile. Each of the components to accomplish this were provided in the dental care kits. Each ele mentary school child received a free dental kit containing toothpaste, a toothbrush and oss. More than 8,000 dental care kits were distributed to school children throughout the four counties. United Way,DOH partner for National Childrens Health Month f rf fbbbbbb nb bb nbb b bbrb f n brought his talented new band and performed rst. Thirty minutes and lots of country music later the band had its spot at the Jam. The Ricky Valido Band opened several years ago for the Jam on a Wednes day night in the Music Hall to great accolades but the band had to return to the Miami area for other dates afterward. This year, it decided to go for the gold and try to spend all four days at the Jam. Ricky Valido, 25, known as the Cuban Cowboy, and his band, The Hialeah Hillbil lies, came on stage second with musical fever, never let up the entire 30 minutes onstage, solidifying its place as a winner. With a change of pace the audience didnt see coming, Snake Blood Remedy, a 7-piece band from Suwannee County, was third to perform and brought tremendous old country with drums, gui tars, a ddle and a voice with the sound of Hanks Williams. SBR leader J. D. Cook delighted the audience with his bands presentation of old country and some newer music and attracting many to the dance oor. Last but denitely not least, Cole Tomlinson, 16 and about six feet, six inches tall, of Blackshear, Ga., was the man in black with sensational musicians, most of whom are Tomlin sons age. Covering new, old and some of the bands own music, it was instantly clear this band was needed at the Jam. This will be Tomlinsons second Jam appearance, the rst com ing as a solo singer. Joining these four bands at the Jam will be the Sondra Hunt Band (Lake Butler) and Southern Burn Band (Gainesville) and any others who may become winners at the nal audi tion March 10 for solo and duo singers and bands in the SOSMPs Music Hall. All solo and duo winners will audition one more time April 13 where win ners chosen that night will go to the Jam. Solo and duo winners thus far are Ashley Hol brook (Orange Park), Cliff Dorsey (High Springs), Austin Harden (Lake Butler), Brittanie Powell (Live Oak), Hallie Davis (Jacksonville and Jas per), Jimmie Coleman (Jacksonville), wild card winner Richard Scarbor ough (Windermere) and two duos of Bryan James (Oviedo) and Al Enzian (High Springs) and a duo of Karlie Scott Collins and Alex Sandlin (Lake City). Tickets are on sale now for the Jam, The Souths Country Music Camping and Camping Festival at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. To purchase tickets, go to www.suwanneeriverjam. com or www.musiclivesh ere.com or stop by the near est S & S Food Store.

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 3A THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM jessie.box@gaflnews.com BRANFORD The annual Miss Catfish Fes tival Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, March 24, at the Bran ford High School audito rium at 6 p.m. The Teen Miss will re ceive a $100 scholarship and the Miss will receive $200. We have to start out small with our scholar ships, Pageant Director Diane Walker-Saunders said. The deadline to register is March 14. The age divisions are Toddler Miss (age 2-3), Little Miss (age 4-7), Preteen Miss (age 7-12), Teen Miss (age 13-15) and Miss (age 16-18). The application is available online at www. suwanneerivercatfishfes tival.com. The 4th Annual Catfish Festival will be held Sat urday, April 14, at Gre enway Park in Branford. rf There will be a kids catfish tournament and an adult bass tournament. The festival will start at 9 a.m. with different vendors, music perfor mances, a 5K run and food. The winners of this years essay contest will be announced at the fes tival. Two $500 scholar ships will be given to the winners. The essay must be related to the history of Branford, the Suwannee River and the people who made an impact on both. The contest is open to any senior in Suwannee County. Catfish meals will be served all day at the fes tival. For more information, visit www.suwanneeriv ercatfishfestival.com. tuary where they will have the ability to rescue ani mals in Florida and south ern parts of Alabama and Georgia. They also want to have a Compassion Camp for children and adults with disabilities. There will be stages of funding from donations, for example the rst $50,000 is for procur ing the property and get ting barns built and ready for animals. The shelter is proposed to be located halfway be tween Branford and Mayo. Several community members in attendance at Mondays meeting had issues with the proposed shelter. On their website it states that she has kid napped animals that were going to be slaughtered to eat, said Patrick Jones. That is how we make our revenue in this county. Are we supposed to worry over what happens with our ani mals when they come in? The board, which had not met the Pearces, tabled discussion on the petition to the March 26 meeting in hopes the cou ple will be able to attend. During the regular county commission meeting, Pub lic Works Director Scott Sadler informed the board that work on the Ezell Boat Ramp has been completed. He said that closed signs are still posted as they are waiting for an inspection prior to re-opening. Maintenance Director Marcus Calhoun told the commissioners that the rol lup doors for the old road department shop are not opening easily nor sealing correctly. He also talked about the roof of the 4th District Community Center on 14204 E U.S. Highway 27 roof that has been in creasingly in sagging. The board decided to have Calhoun to look for grants and funding to help x the roof on the commu nity center as well as for other community build ings. If they can not nd any funds then they would be putting it on the budget for next year. Continued From Page 1A Board entire time. I didnt know I could run that fast. I saw the UPS guy. It was like Christmas. That joy from nally holding her published book came after six months of writing, seven months of getting it published and years of waiting to pursue that passion, to obtain her goal. Carothers said she has always loved writing and that she has a really good imagination, which helped craft the 92-page ction book. It was one of my main goals when I grew up that I wanted to write, to be an author, she said. I just decided that if I show (my children) that I can put my mind to my goal and my dreams and nish it, they can do the same thing. If I give up on my dreams and goals, theyre going to do the same thing because I did. But I proved to them that anything is possible. It certainly hasnt been easy. A single mother of six children ve daughters and one son the 2002 Lafayette High School graduate had to nd time to write (while her children were asleep or at school, she said) and overcome naysayers, who didnt be lieve she actually would or could publish a book. Those critics became fuel for her re to become an author. I have a lot of people saying that if you write, youre taking time away from your kids, she said. Youre never going to get anything done with it. Youre never going to reach your goal. Youre never going to do it. I got tired of hearing people tell me I wasnt going to do it, so I put my mind to not listening to everybody else and just go do it. So, I quit listening to everybody and I nally got it published. Shes not stopping there, either. She said her third story her rst two are combined into The Creepy House Down Spooky Lane has already been sent to the publisher. That book, Whos There?, will conclude the mystery surrounding Lacey Moore and Sarah OSteen from the current book. The two teenage friends that grew up together in a small town have a history project to do. As they try and gure out what they should choose as the sub ject of their project, they stumble into a mystery. Discovering a new surprise in every turn of events, the girls get a history lesson of their own. While Carothers hails from a small town herself in Mayo, she said the entire story is ction al though the majority of the Lafayette County Sheriffs Ofce makes an appear ance. If I ever write about my life, its going to be longer than that, she said, adding that she has since found out there is a Lacey Moore in Hatchbend. A lot longer. The book that she did write, while not as long, is available on Amazon, and Google Books as well as the AuthorHouse web site. Carothers said she wants feedback so she can continue to improve as a writer. So far, shes even heard one criticism. Theres only been one person that has had something negative to say, Yall eat too much in the book, Carothers recalled. Thats what she said. Dont look for the kids, who are lost, yll are at home eating. Well, were from the south, we eat. We love to eat. Welcome to down south. Continued From Page 1A Carothers rfntbb brbb Womans Club reads to children MAYO Members of the GFWC Mayo Womans Club read to children at the Mayo Learning Center for four consecutive Thursdays starting January 25. On the last day of the program, the 17 children received a gift book. Each of the books had their name on a label compliments of the club. Members who par ticipated had as much fun as the children who heard the exciting tales of squirrels, cats, fairy tales and Disney movies. Reading is encouraged at a very young age and can predict success in later years at school and in all phases of life. tnrt tnnnnrt tnnnn rnnnnt

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PAGE 4A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Opinion rf rfnftrbfb fftfr rbfbf WASHINGTON Asked in 1972 if he believed in miracles, Billy Graham answered: Yes, Je sus performed some and there are many miracles around us today, including television and airplanes. Graham was no theologian. Neither was he a prophet. Jesus said a prophet hath no honor in his own country. Prophets take adver sarial stances toward their times, as did the 20th centurys two greatest religious leaders, Martin Luther King and Pope John Paul II. Graham did not. Partly for that reason, his country showered him with honors. So, the subtitle of Grant Wackers 2014 book Amer icas Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Harvard University Press) is inapposite. When America acquired television and a celebrity culture, this culture shaped Graham. Professor Wacker of Dukes Divinity School judges Graham sympathetically as a man of im peccable personal and business probity. Americans respect quantication, and Graham was a marvel of quantities. He spoke, Wacker says, to more people directly about 215 million than any person in history. In 1945, at age 26, he addressed 65,000 in Chicagos Soldier Field. The 1949 crusade in Los An geles, promoted by the not notably devout William Ran dolph Hearst, had a cumulative attendance of 350,000. In 1957, a May-to-September rally in New York had at tendance of 2.4 million, including 100,000 on one night at Yankee Stadium. A ve-day meeting in Seoul, South Korea, in 1973 drew 3 million. Grahams effects are impossible to quantify. His au diences were exhorted to make a decision for Christ, but a moment of volition might be (in theologian Diet rich Bonhoeffers phrase) an exercise in cheap grace. Grahams preaching, to large rallies and broadcast audiences, gave comfort to many people and probably improved some. Regarding race, this North Carolinian was brave, telling a Mississippi audience in 1952 that, in Wackers words, there was no room for segregation at the foot of the cross. In 1953, he personally removed the segregat ing ropes at a Chattanooga crusade. After the Supreme Courts 1954 desegregation ruling, Graham abandoned the practice of respecting local racial practices. Other wise, he rarely stepped far in advance of the majority. His 1970 Ladies Home Journal article Jesus and the Liberated Woman was, Wacker says, a masterpiece of equivocation. The rst preacher with a star on Hollywoods Walk of Fame was an entrepreneurial evangelical who con sciously emulated masters of secular communication such as newscasters Drew Pearson, Walter Winchell and H.V. Kaltenborn. Wielding the adverbs nearly and only, Graham, says Wacker, would warn that all is nearly lost and the only hope is Christs forgiveness. Graham frequently vowed to abstain from partisan politics, and almost as frequently slipped this self-im posed leash, almost always on behalf of Republicans. Before the 1960 election, Graham, displaying some cognitive dissonance, said that if John Kennedy were a true Catholic, he would be a president more loyal to the Pope than to the Constitution but would fully support him if elected. Grahams dealings with presidents mixed vanity and naivete. In 1952, he said he wanted to meet with all the candidates to give them the moral side of the thing. He was 33. He applied attery with a trowel, comparing Dwight Eisenhowers rst foreign policy speech to the Sermon on the Mount and calling Richard Nixon the most able and the best trained man for the job probably in American history. He told Nixon that God had given him, Nixon, supernatural wisdom. Graham should have heeded the psalmists warning about putting ones faith in princes. On Feb. 1, 1972, unaware of Nixons Oval Ofce taping system, when Nixon ranted about how Jews to tally dominated the media, Graham said this strangle hold has got to be broken or this country is going down the drain. He also told Nixon that Jews are the ones putting out the pornographic stuff. One can reasonably acquit Graham of anti-Semitism only by convicting him of toadying. When Graham read transcripts of Nixon conspiring to cover up crimes, Graham said that what shook me most was Nixons vulgar language. Of the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops, Graham said, we have all had our My Lais in one way or another, perhaps not with guns, but we have hurt others with a thoughtless word, an arrogant act or a selsh deed. Speaking in the National Cathe dral three days after 9/11, he said its so glorious and wonderful that the victims were in heaven and would not want to return. Graham, Wacker concludes, had an attractively sunny personality and was invincibly extrospective. This precluded irony but also contemplativeness. George Wills email address is georgewill@wash post.com. Billy Graham: Neither prophet nor theologian The Mayo Free Press welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, address, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor The Mayo Free Press P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 Mayo Free Press www.nflaonline.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com To Submit Letters Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com So its been 49 years since I rst put pen to paper professionally. Actu ally it was an old Smith Carona porta ble typewriter and then a beat up old Underwood. I was a senior at Georgia State University writing free-lance ar ticles. Then shortly afterwards I began my newspaper career. So now I wind it down, having adapted to major changes in this industry, beginning with the old hot-type lead ingot printing, which wasnt that far removed from the Gutenberg press, then on to offset printing, computers and their many advances and then off-site printing with digital components. Effective today, I will ofcially retire as editor and pub lisher of The Moultrie Observer, passing the torch on to a younger set of newspaper people who, like me, love their community and will serve you with high energy, dedica tion and integrity. There are some good folks here at The Observer. There always have been. Ive enjoyed 46 years covering the good people and events of the Moultrie and Colquitt County community. Its been a good run. But its time to begin a new chapter in my life along with my wife Libby, who I met in the rst grade and deserves a medal for putting up with me all these years. Im not quite sure what this new era will involve, but we plan to continue living here in Moultrie and being a part of a vibrant community. Ive had the pleasure of training many young report ers and watching them spread their wings and move on to bigger challenges in this and related elds. And Im incredibly honored to have been only the fourth editor of The Observer since its inception in 1894. Though I was tempted by offers from large metro papers along the way, I found that community journalism was where my heart was, and South Georgia was in my blood. To me, community journalism is what one might call a direct-drive occupation. Ive always found it fullling as well as challenging to work in a newspaper where my front door opened up on Main Street, and the people and events I wrote about were just a few steps away. Reward ing and humbling. I began writing my personal column back in 1987. My effort was to stay away from the hard-core political commentary but rather offer perspectives on common ev eryday things with a lighter theme when possible. I found that it provided me with considerable interaction with the public, something I have thoroughly enjoyed. And I hope that at times I provided some food for thought on a wide variety of subjects. During this great adventure Ive found that there is much more that binds us than separates us. One of my fa vorite comments on this journey came from a fellow who, after reading one of my columns, said, It seems like we went to different schools together. Ive met a lot of good people while serving in this in dustry. Many of us have become good friends, and Im pretty sure Ive rufed a few feathers along the way, which is not uncommon in this industry. But I can assure you no malice was ever intended. Hopefully as we grow older, we grow wiser. And as I have interacted with a broad cross section of this commu nity, I appreciate the knowledge that has been passed my way by the many people who want nothing but the best for our community. I cherish such relationship and will never take it for granted. In closing I uplift the importance of a community news paper. I feel its crucial for a healthy exchange of ideas and the promotion of whats good for a community. So have a great day and see you at the coffee shop! Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of The Moultrie Ob server, 985-4545. Email: dwain.walden@ganews.com. Well its time for a new chapter It has been so warm this last bit of February that I decided to hitch up the boat and head out to the Suwannee River to ride around and maybe jump in a spring or two. Well I have good news and bad news to report. The good news is that the river is so high around Royal Springs that you do not need to worry about hitting the many rocks that are usually present in that part of the river. The bad news is that the river level is on its way down and those who are new to boating in the Suwannee need to go with someone who knows the river or risk bending your prop learning where the rocks are located. The even better news is that the river level is per fect for spring hopping in the many springs the feed the Suwannee. There was a decent crowd at Royal Springs this past Sunday. The spring was an incredible blue color that you just have to see for yourself. I love watching where the clear spring water runs into the tea-colored river. I got to see the unique dance of the mixing waters at three different springs Sunday. After putting the boat in at Royal Springs and mo toring upriver, I arrived at Convict Springs in no time. There were a few folks shing along the bank and a couple of canoes were heading towards the boat ramp as I idled by. I stopped the boat and walked up the short spring run to see the spring. It was just as clear as Royal and not nearly as crowded. The water was very cold so I did not stay there long before continu ing my journey. I continued up river to Bathtub Springs. The clear, cold water was rushing over the center area of the wall someone made long ago to keep the bathtub level a little higher than it otherwise would be. Here I found the solitude I was looking for. I parked the boat and walked around to the side of the spring. It is some times nice to just be in a place and hear the rushing water without any other voices or distracting sounds. After a few peaceful minutes, I got in my boat but did not start the motor. I decided to just oat part of the way back. There are so many things I am looking forward to in March. Spring Break is coming up for the students and teachers, the fair is coming to town after that, and the music festivals will be starting up again at the Spirit of the Suwannee. I am also hopeful that the river will stay near this ideal level as the temperature continues to rise. This is a beautiful time of year in a beautiful place. Get out there and enjoy it. *****Correction****** In my column last week I was incorrect when I stated Connecticut armed its teachers after the Sandy Hook shooting. Several states did make that decision after the tragedy, but Connecticut was not one of them. The town of Eneld, Connecticut, decided to use retired cops as school security after Sandy Hook. That program was discontinued in 2015. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. Spring is beautiful around the Suwannee

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 5A THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 The parable of the Prodigal Son is per haps one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. It has long been the focus of many Sunday School lessons and sermons about how Gods forgiveness is waiting for a person who has strayed from their faith, if only they will return to Him. This message is without a doubt THE message of the Bible. God absolutely wants those far from Him to know that He loves them and longs for them to return. And yet, Jesus told this story for an other purpose. It seems that a group who considered themselves very close to God had a problem with how Jesus was spend ing His time: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying This man received sinners and eats with them. (Luke 15:1-2) The Pharisees and scribes were the re ligious leaders of the day, tending to all things spiritual. They knew which prayer to say when, which i to dot and t to cross. They knew the answers to the hard ques tions about what was right or wrong, and they worked hard to get it right. So, it is easy to understand their frustration when Jesus shows up and spends most of his time hanging out with sinners. In true fashion, Jesus answered their complaint with a series of parables. This time about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. With the lost sheep and lost coin, He points out the desire to celebrate we feel over nding something that was lost. We can all relate to the elation of nally nding lost keys, lost wallet or anything necessary and valuable after an exhaus tive search. In fact, the sheep and the coin had this in common: both were found by someone diligently searching. But then we come to the prodigal. Take a closer look at the story in Luke 15:11-24. Something was lost, something is found, and then a celebration follows. Much like the sheep and coin, except the prodigal found his way back to the Father. We often miss that because the music is loud and the feast is joyous. But then we hear a complaint. The older brother who has stayed at home and taken care of the elds is not celebrating that his wayward brother has come home. After all, he has been the one working hard to take care of every thing while he was off having fun. Sound familiar? The Pharisees and scribes sound a lot like older brothers. Many of us may relate to how the old er brother and the religious leaders felt. Maybe we have felt the same resentment over sacricing to do the right thing while others seem to be having such fun doing the wrong things. What changes every thing here is the view of the Father about those right things. Is doing the right thing checking off the list or checking with the Fathers heart? Yes, the younger brother wasted his portion, but the portion that was left consumed all the older broth ers time and energy. He was taking care of his inheritance, when perhaps his father wished he would go look for his brother. Isnt that what Jesus did? He came look ing for us, and I am so thankful. Jesus message to the religious lead ers was subtle but clear. Our inheritance from our Father is eternal life. It is a gift and cannot be earned by working hard to do everything right. Gods heart is that we value it enough to search for those far away from Him and celebrate being found. Because 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. Con tact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@windstream.net. Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Mayo Free Press. Search for the lost, and celebrate their return Heart Matters Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE Religion Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship 44884-1 AIRLINE BA PTIST CHUR C H rf rfn ftr bfbfbr ffrrb rbf tfr Helping Families Follow Jesus rfntbrf ntfrftbfrrrfnffn nrrb rff f nf bfrnfrf ff Freedom is Herer fffntbtbt n b n ttb n n tnt n Pastor: Ronnie Sadler rfrr rf ntt bbfbb b fff ftb tt bftbt fntnbt rfnt Pastor: Bruce Branche rfntrbt fntfnr n btrfn n rtrttttf n tf n brt nr rfrntb rnn rb rn n rn rfntb rf ntnnb tnb n rfn rf ntbnb rf btn rf bntb rf f rf b rf Sunday Wednesday Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Youth Pastor: Daryl FletcherLocated at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo Renewing Hope and Building Lives r fntb rf nftb b nftffb tftf rfntbbn tttttt Healthy Living A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to nd and lucky to have. Irish Proverb I am really lucky when it comes to having amazing friends. These friends include best friends from childhood that span 50 years to those I have made in the past 10 years. Good friends that I cannot imagine living my life without them in it. I also will never take them for grant ed. It is equally important that I be as amazing of a friend to them as they have been to me. As we get older, we tend to be a bit more selective about who we choose to spend our time with. We are wiser and know when to sh or when to cut bait. I love that saying because it makes so much sense. In other words, we want to spend time with people that we LIKE versus those that bring drama to our lives. Some times you need to walk away from those people. Good friends can help you live a healthier life too. They may stop you from doing things you shouldnt like drinking and driving or nag us to quit smoking. In our hearts, we know we shouldnt do these things. Sometimes it is that little tap on the shoulder from a friend that keeps us from doing them when our will power isnt enough. Our friends also help us stay on track with good habits like exercise. The morning tness class for seniors I teach Silver Sneakers has the most amazing group of people I have ever met. And I am very proud to call them all friends. This class continues to grow larger and larger every week. Why? Many of these amazing people bring their friends with them to class. Those friends continue and bring their friends to class. Friends supporting friends. Morning classes, both Silver Sneakers and Water Aerobics, are some of the largest classes I have seen not only in Live Oak but in many gyms Ive attend ed in the past. Thats a powerful thing. Do you know what contributes to these large classes? We are social creatures and that includes friends keeping friends ac countable. Taking the impor tance of friendship even further, study after study after study has shown that good health and strong social support are connected. Great reason to value friend ships. Here are a few others: Why? People who have friends are less likely to die early than those who are isolated. Friends check on us to make sure we are okay. and bad. Did you know that if you have active friends, you are more likely to is also true. If your friends tend to put a few pounds on, you may too. tough times. Lean on me. When youre not strong. And Ill be your friend. Ill help you carry on. Bill Withers. Love that song. Friends are there to help you pick up the pieces and move for ward. Its never too late. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends and strengthen those friendships you have. Not only will you reap the social benets, you may have better health in the future. Have a great week! Denise Denise Sanger is a certied tness in structor, FXP Hoop instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, yoga, teaches morning classes at Dog Pound Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger.com, 386/2926105 or denisesanger@gmail.com. MAYO Local au thor Susie H. Baxter will be visiting the Lafayette County Library in March. Baxter will be talking about her latest book at the library on Thursday, March 15, from 1-3 p.m. Baxter, a fth-genera tion Floridian who hails from Suwannee County, writes about the Florida she knew before air-con ditioning and before anyone dreamed of the Florida Turnpike or Mag ic Kingdom. She will talk about and read from her latest book Pumping Sunshine. She will also share with the audience why she believes everyone has a story to tell. A book signing and re freshments will follow. Local author Baxter to visit library rf

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PAGE 6A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Mar. 2 Fried Chicken Friday Fried Chicken Friday, Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. Dinner includes: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll & Brownie. Chil dren half price. **Takeout available.** Mar. 3 March Gathering of the SongFarmers The March Gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, 32025. Acoustic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-344-2906 or visit the Suwannee River Valley SongFarmers Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ songfarmersofthesuwanneerivervalley/ Mar. 3 Super Saturday: Open House and Free Applica tion Day North Florida Community College invites the pub lic to its Super Saturday: Open House and Free Application Day event on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All are invited. Highlights of the day include an academic and student resource expo in the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, campus tours, scholarship drawings, nancial aid appli cation assistance, and opportunities to explore NFCC degree and certicate programs. INFO: www.nfcc.edu/super-saturday or (850) 973-9407 Mar. 6 Brunch Recipe Swap Noon-1 p.m. Bring in your favorite brunch dish and your recipe to share with others. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 7 Savvy Caregiver Training 10 a.m.-Noon Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for caregivers who serve family members and friends with any form of dementia (i.e. Alzheimers). The goal of Savvy is to increase knowledge and skills to lessen caregiver stress and improve levels of care. For information, or to register contact Johnnie Jones III at (352) 692-5277 or by e-mail at jonesj@ agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Suwannee River Regional Library Mar. 7 NFCC Site Review North Florida Community College will host a site review for initial accreditation of its associate and baccalaureate nursing programs by the Accredi tation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on Wednesday, March 7. The public is invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share com ments about NFCCs associate and baccalaure ate nursing programs in person or in writing. MORE INFO at https://www.nfcc.edu/about-nfcc/pub lic-announcements/index or call (850) 973-9428. Mar. 8 Military History in Suwannee County Noon-1 p.m. Learn about the military history of Suwannee County with County Historian Eric Musgrove. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 10 New York Day Celebration New York Day, for all who have lived anywhere/ anytime in New York State and guests, will be held at the new Sals Downtown, 297 N. Marion Ave., Lake City. A variety of specialty pizzas by the slice or whole, hot and cold sandwiches, calzones and stromboli will be available to order. Wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious desserts will also be available. Tony Buzzella will entertain throughout the after noon. There will also be door prizes. a 50/50 draw ing, and a NY trivia game. A registration charge will be collected at the door. We will need a rm headcount so Sals can pre pare. Please reply by Monday, March 5 to Vern Lloyd 397-3113, Maureen Lloyd 397-0598, Sue Tuell 961-5190 or vernmoe@comcast.net. Mar. 10 Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast, Sat., March 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. **Takeout available.** Mar. 10 Hometown Heroes Softball Tournament The second Hometown Heroes Take the Field Against Domestic Violence softball tournament will be held on March 10 at 10 a.m. The tournament will be held at the First Federal Sports Complex, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, FL. Admission fees apply. Concession food and drinks will be sold, and all proceeds will benet Suwannee Countys domes tic violence shelter. Mar. 14 Knitting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 14 Straw Bale Beds Workshop 2 p.m. Learn about gardening with straw bale beds. Pre sented by Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 15 Herbs in the Landscape Workshop Noon-1 p.m. Learn about gardening with herbs. Presented by Suwannee County Extension Agent, Carolyn Saft. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 21 Crocheting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to crochet. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 7A Community Calendar Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. buckner@ganews.com Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. Please note: protable events will need to be handled by our advertising department. For more information, contact Aimee via email. Deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m. Mar. 24 Annual Share Saturday New Hope Baptist Church announces its annual Share Saturday for March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. This is the churchs gift to the community as every item is free. There will be clothes of all sizes, toys, household goods and other items. New Hope is located at 6592 N.W. 48th Street, Jennings, 1 mile off State Road 6 West. The public is invited to attend. Please note: this event will not begin until 8 a.m. Mar. 28 One for the Money Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Apr. 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Foundation has an elegant night of dinner, dancing, enter tainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student schol arship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or foun dation@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Apr. 20 John McEuen and The String Wizards to Perform The NFCC Artist Series presents John McEuen and The String Wizards on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Join Grammy-award winning host John McEuen (founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, d dle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an incredible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album includ ing Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Apr. 21 Annual Fitness Run NFCCs annual Fitness Run is set for April 21 in conjunction with the Madison County Florida Down Home Days festival. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support Relay for Life. Register at www.nfcc.edu/tness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 973-1639. Apr. 27 & 28 The Curious Savage Performance at NFCC The NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players (Community Theatre) presents The Curious Savage on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. In this comedic production, the ec centric Mrs. Savage is left 10 million dollars by her late husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her wish is to use the money to help others re alize their dreams, but her grown stepchildren will do anything to keep her from squandering away their money. With the help of Mrs. Savages new friends, she leads the stepchildren on a merry chase, and learns the true meaning of family in the process. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticket source.us/nfcc. Monthly Meetings History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian Eric Musgrove Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m.. 386-658-2670 McAlpin Community Club meeting The McAlpin Community Club meetings are held on the second Monday every month at 9981 170th Terrace in McAlpin. A covered dish dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@windstream.net. Seed Library and Gardening Workshop Presented by Master Gardener Rhonda Lepper Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 386-658-2670 Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Conser vation District will meet on the third Thursday of each and every month at 7 p.m. in the USDA Ser vice Center Conference Room for their regularly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Cen ter is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. Recipe Swap Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 2nd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other food ies and exchange ideas. Call 386-658-2670 for featured recipe of the month. Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, pre senting a variety of educational programs con cerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Suwannee County Airport. The EAA building is located at 13302 80th Terr. in Live Oak. For more information, contact 817-3089752. Armchair Travels Presented by Don and Joanne Mott Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Travel around the country and learn about excit ing new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. Dowling Park, Florida When: the fourth Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. This is for anyone who is a caregiver for someone who is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimers. There is no charge for this support group. You do not have to have a loved one residing in the Good Samaritan Center to attend this meet ing. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs reg ular monthly meeting will be at New Bethel Baptist Church located at 205 4th St in Jasper from 7 p.m. every third Monday. Meetings will begin after May 22, 2017. SREC, Inc. Senior Center monthly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper has monthly birthday parties the third Friday of every month at noon, as well as monthly karaoke the fourth Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-7921136. Events are subject to change. Mom 2 Mom The community is invited to Mom 2 Mom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Lafayette Three Rivers Library. Get together with other parents. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. Call Healthy Start at 386-294-1321. Estas invitada a Mom 2 Mom, un evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de Lafayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propocionarn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386294-1321.

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 7A THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 44142-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 healthcorelibby@bellsouth.net John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated 44145-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 44140-1Please call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad hereA balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway. According to the National Institute on Aging, simply counting calories without regard for the foods being consumed is not enough for men and women 50 and older to maintain their long-term health. Rather, the NIA emphasizes the importance of choosing low-calorie foods that have a lot of the nutrients the body needs. But counting calories can be an eective and simple way to maintain a healthy weight, provided those calories are coming from nutrient-rich foods. e NIA advises men and women over 50 adhere to the following daily calorie intake recommendations as they attempt to stay healthy into their golden years. Women Men When choosing foods to eat, the NIA recommends eating many dierent colors and types of vegetables and fruits. Phytochemicals are substances that occur naturally in plants, and there are thousands of these substances oering various benets. e Produce for Better Health Foundation notes that a varied, colorful diet incorporates lots of dierent types of phytochemicals, which the PBH says have disease-preventing properties. e NIA also advises that men and women over 50 make sure at least half the grains in their diets are whole grains. Numerous studies have discovered the various benets of whole grains, which are loaded with protein, ber, antioxidants and other nutrients. Whole diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Another potential hurdle men and women over 50 may encounter is a change in their sense of smell and taste. A persons sense of smell may fade with age, and because smell and taste are so closely related, foods enjoyed for years may no longer tantalize the taste buds. at can be problematic, as many people instinctually add more salt to foods they Health Promotion, older adults should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. at equates to roughly 3 teaspoon of add avor to foods, instead opting for healthy foods that they can still smell and taste. In addition, men and women should mention any loss of their sense of smell to their physicians, as such a loss may indicate the presence of Parkinsons disease or Alzheimers disease. Maintaining a healthy diet aer 50 may require some hard work and discipline. But the long-term benets of a healthy diet make the extra eort well worth it. EAT HEALTHY AT 50 AND BEYOND Community Calendar Continued from Page 6A All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Association Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386-867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommu nityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the sec ond Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County IFAS center: 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, Fla. 32348 www.facebook.com/tcbeeclub tacobeekeepers@gmail.com WoodmenLife monthly member meeting, bring a dish WoodmenLife monthly member meeting is held on the rst of every month. Located at 1339 SR 47 in Lake City. RSVP with your local WoodmanLife representative Kristen Hunt at 386-688-7942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Singspira tiona night where members of the congrega tion sing, read poems, share testimonies, etc. Want to participate? Visit the church, or call at 386-397-2309, to be added to the list. The more participation, the longer it goes. Afterwards, there will be snacks and refreshments in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs, FL 32096 The Florida Gateway Bee Club meeting The Florida Gateway Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Suwannee Valley Agriculture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are wel come, as well as anyone with an interest in learn ing about honeybees. San Juan Mission Catholic Church public Rosary The community is invited to join San Juan Mission Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Branford, for the public Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for re ligious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Management District, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, cor ner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. Programs and activities available, and public is welcome. For more information, call 386-776-1920 or visit Suwannee.FloridaTrail.org. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 126, Suwannee Memorial Meets the rst Tuesday of each month at the hall in John Hale Park, 215 East Duval St., Live Oak. Disabled veterans and their spouses are encour aged to attend and join. Suwannee Republican Executive Committee Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave SE Contact Sherri Ortega 386-330-2736 for more information. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee County Republican Executive Com mittee Live Oak City Hall, 101 White Ave SE, Live Oak Meets rst Thursday, 7 p.m. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee Valley 500 Club Third Saturday of each month, Suwannee Valley 500 Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Thunder Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-3647778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is accepting donations of clean and gently used items of clothing for children, women and men to be offered in the monthly Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet is open to everyone on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Christ mas and Thanksgiving months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386-792-0904. *The Clothes Closet will be closed due to the Christmas holiday on December 16. Suwannee County Historical Commission The Suwannee County Historical Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Suwannee County Historical Museum (old Freight Depot) on Ohio Avenue in Live Oak. Meetings are open to the public. Public rosary rst Friday Join St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the public rosary every rst Friday of the month at 3 p.m. The church is located at 928 Howard St West. Contact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more informa tion. MOAA-Military Ofcers Association of America The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of MOAA meets monthly (September through June) in Lake City. All active duty, retired, and former military ofcers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/guests are welcome. For information and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Suwannee River Valley Chap ter, founded in 1990, is one of over 400 MOAA chapters around the world. Suwannee County Riding Club Bob Holmes Arena, Live Oak We have roping events on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Sign ups at 7 p.m. and rides begin at 8 p.m. Speed events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Sign ups begin at 6 p.m. and rides be gin at 7 p.m. We ride from the fourth weekend of January until November with the exception of March where we have no rides. If you have any questions contact Brittney Smith at 386-6881482. Recipe Swap Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies, and exchange ideas. Call 386-362-2317 for Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-288-0961, 386-438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional excep tion 386-935-2044 or 386-590-6339 Critter Corner Suwannee County Animal Shelter 11150 144th St., McAlpin, Fla. (approx. 8 miles South off Hwy 129). If you are missing a pet or would love to adopt a pet, please come see us. Animals can be viewed Monday-Friday 9-1 and Saturday 9-12. Volun teers and transporters are desperately needed; Tues.-Sat., 9-9:30 a.m., see Ms. Norma. Spay/ Neuter 386-208-0072 Suwannee County Seniors Free Breakfast and Lunch Suwannee River Economic Councils Senior Center 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW, Live Oak. Mon day-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Breakfast8:30 a.m./ Lunch11:30 a.m. (make reservation for lunch by 9:30 a.m.) Bingo: (Wednesdays) 10 a.m. Meeting/Service: (Fridays) 10a.m. 386-362-1164 First Baptist Church of Live Oak Clothes Closet 515 SW 5th Street, 1st and 3rd Thursday, 8 a.m.12 p.m. (The Old Red Barn) Suwannee Valley Branch NAACP-Unit #5137 PO Box 6105, Live Oak, FL 32064 President: Alonzo Philmore Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, 410 Taylor Ave. SW off of 7th St. 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. Email: a1101st@comcast.net 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. liveoakoridagardenclub.com 386-364-4189 Stars Widow Group Antioch Baptist Church 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, FL 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m. 386-362-3101 Suwannee Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, social at 6:30 p.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for ex act location and directions. www.suwanneearc.org 386-249-3616 Live Oak Art Guild Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Judith Adams-386-776-2675 Suwannee Democratic Executive Committee Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave. SE, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. Suwannee County Bassmasters Poole Realty Inc 127 E. Howard St., Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 386-688-0978 or 386-590-2885 Save the Cats of Live Oak Help needed at the shelter with feeding and cleaning Monday through Sundays. Help is also needed within the city limits with feeding several cat colonies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and resal able items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, contact 386-364-1006 or 407-748-0396.

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PAGE 10A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 State & Region rfn jason.smith@gaflnews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. The heart is the engine that drives the body. When a car engine starts having is sues, it need a diagnosis to determine whats going wrong. The same can be said of the heart. A sputtering heart could mean clogged arteries, abnormal rhythms, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a myriad of issues that range from mi nor to life threatening. Thousands of people go to the hos pital every year for cardiovascular-re lated illnesses in the SunLight Project area of Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo Fla., and Valdosta, Thomasville, Moul trie, Dalton, Tifton and Milledgeville, Ga. At the Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Archbolds Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center catheteriza tion lab performs more than 1,000 cath eterizations each year. Catheterization is the process of us ing a long, thin tube called a catheter, to diagnose or treat cardiovascular con ditions. In 2015, the lab performed the pro cedures on 742 males, and 539 females for a total of 1,281 people, according to the hospital. In 2016, the lab performed the procedures on 752 males, and 546 females for a total of 1,298. In 2017, the lab performed heart catheters on 867 males and 585 females for a total of 1,452. The Tift Regional Health System saw 1,181 people in 2017, according to the hospital. The demographics of visits were broken down as follows: South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta performed 177 heart and valve surgeries in 2014, according to the hospital. In 2015, there were 287 total surgeries. In 2016, there were 249 total surgeries performed. And like an engine, heart problems can crop up at any time, and sometimes with few prior symptoms. Stressing the Heart Chris Mohr, 64, of Thomasville and her granddaughter were en route to Sa who was driving, had a heart attack. We had just left Valdosta, hadnt gotten very far, Mohr said. I felt this extreme pressure in my chest. I had a hard time breathing. A deep ache began in her left arm. She considered returning to Thom asville, but the trip to her granddaugh ters college open house was too im portant to turn back. Mohr, who is the Thomasville Times-Enterprise general manager, met her daughter in Savannah. The symp toms returned. I climbed stairs, Mohr said. I did all the wrong things. She went to a Savannah hospital emergency room, where an electrocar diogram showed irregularities. Mohr was told she should be admitted to the hospital. She refused, returned to Thomasville the next day, a Sunday, and went to work Monday. That same Monday she saw her Thomasville physician. Forty-five sec onds into a stress test, Mohrs doctor put her in a wheelchair and took her to the nearby Archbold Memorial Hospital emergency room. A heart attack was confirmed, and Mohr was hospitalized, she said. She had no previous signs of a heart prob lem. However, Mohr was under a tre mendous amount of stress: Her father had died, and her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and was under Mohrs care. She had been transferred in her work. Today, Mohr is conscious of stress levels. Her diet is better and she exer cises. She married Michael Mohr in August 2016 a union Mohr said has signifi cantly reduced her stress level. I have to take five pills a day now to keep my heart healthy and will have to the rest of my life, Mohr said. The stress and resulting heart attack taught her a lesson. I dont try to do it all anymore, she said. Defining Heart Attack Dr. Anil Puri, a pulmonologist in win Hospital who also practices crit ical-care medicine, internal medicine and sleep medicine, spoke about what causes a heart attack. Heart attacks are generally caused by blockages in the arteries that leave the heart, what we call the coronary arteries leads to a decrease, or lack of blood flow to the muscle of the heart, and then the muscle of the heart starts to die. There are modifiable and non-mod ifiable risk factors when it comes to heart disease. Modifiable risk factors, are things in a persons life they have control over, or can be modified. The main risk factors for heart dis ease are usually things like smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and obesity, Puri said. Those would be the most modifiable factors that people should go to their doctors office to get checked out for. things a person cannot change such as age and family history. Genetics absolutely is a factor, Puri said. Age, genetics and race can be factors. Of course, those are not modifiable factors, so from a preven tion standpoint, theres not much you can do about those. Heart of Genetics issues run in the family. Heart disease runs in my family, attack when he was 54. preemptively to try and prevent heart issues. When I reached my 50s, I started making an extra effort to live a healthy 54th birthday, my chest started hurting. I thought it was just a pulled muscle, but after describing my symptoms to a friend, she said, Youre having a heart attack. I didnt believe it, but I went to Hamilton Medical Centers emergency department just to make sure. Dr. Gary Olson of Hamilton Physi cian Group-Cardiology performed a stress test and heart catheterization, and Dr. Eric Guerra, also of Hamilton Physician Group-Cardiology, inserted two stents to restore blood flow. After the procedure, I was able to been able to breathe that well in years. After a short recovery, I began attend ing classes through Hamiltons cardiac rehabilitation program. I graduated from the program in December of last year and I now exercise three times a week. For others that are not predisposed to heart diseases, modifiable risk factors cant be mitigated or removed through a change in lifestyle. The recognition that (people) have lifestyle factors that are modifiable and that theyre interested in modifying is probably the biggest first step, Puri said. Once they feel like thats some thing they want to do, meeting with a health-care provider and discussing and developing a plan of action actually trying to lose weight, something to help them stop smoking, checking their cho lesterol. Either educating themselves on a low-cholesterol diet, or a low-salt diet if their blood pressure is high these are all good things that can be done. Knowing the Symptoms a lifestyle, knowing the symptoms of a heart attack is life-saving knowledge. I think probably the most obvious sign would be chest pain, particularly in the center of the chest or on the left side of the chest, Puri said. Any pain that radiates into the neck or into the left area. If someone has sudden onset of feeling faint or breaking out into a sweat or feels nauseated Particularly if symptoms seem to be worsened when the patient exerts them selves. Other signs arent so obvious but can be noticed during a period of time, said Dr. William Luke, an interventional cardiologist in Valdosta. fort, particularly exertional chest dis comfort, can be warning signs, Luke said. Exertional chest pain is pain as a result of exerting effort, such as lifting heavy objects. A recent reduction of exercise capac ity is a warning sign as well, Luke said. Which may manifest itself via exertion al shortness of breath or being easily fatigued. Luke advises patients to be in touch with their state of wellness. Most pa tients are generally aware of when some sort of change happens in their body, and those changes could be early warning signs that something is wrong. Asking our patients to not minimize or overlook a change in how they feel is always important, Luke said. Luke said to exercise regularly and use it as a litmus test as far as what your physical expectations should be. In 30 minutes, if you walked a mile in 30 minutes, and you did it effort lessly, and now you are walking 15, 20 minutes, and now you are short of breath, that is definitely a warning sign and you should seek professional medi cal attention, he said. Jackie Devane, 64, had noticed slight changes in what she was capable of do ing for a several years, but attributed it to age and diabetes. Devane was doing yard work when she lifted a rock and turned it over. About a week later, she started to have pains, she said. Devane assumed the pain was soreness from moving the rock. I thought it was me lifting a lot out side, she said. Down across my chest to the other side and down my side, there was pain. I went to the hospital and they told me I had a heart attack. Id been feeling light headed and dizzy for a few years. I thought it was my sugar diabetes or something. South Georgia Medical Center. The doctors performed a triple-bypass sur gery to help Devane get back on track. It was a little bit on the scary side she said. I just didnt know what was going to happen. I thought it was lit r tbbfbb bf Heart Disease Deaths SEE MATTERS, PAGE 11A

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 11A THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 tle bit of soreness. Really, the scariest problem I had was when I got out of the surgery, I couldnt move. They had me paralyzed. They did that I reckon to keep me from moving and all. She was released from the hospital Nov. 15, 2017. Devane continued going to the hospi tals rehabilitation center after she was released to walk on a treadmill and ride a stationary bicycle, she said. Now that Devane is out of the hospi tal, she walks regularly and feels much better. After I got out of there, I have so much energy now. I dont know what to do with myself, she said. Change of Heart Ultimately, changing ones lifestyle can help prevent or minimize heart dis ease throughout the SunLight Project area of Valdosta, Thomasville, Moul trie, Dalton, Tifton and Milledgeville, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla. The changes that can be made include exercise regularly, eat well and cut extraneous bad habits such as tobacco and alcohol abuse. For exercise, Dr. William Luke of Valdosta recommends routine aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. What I would consider routine aer obic exercise is walking around your neighborhood, Luke said. Knowing what to eat is an important part of how to have a healthy heart. We are a reflection of what we eat, said Dr. Eric Guerra, Hamilton Physi cian Group-Cardiology. We need to eat a healthy diet. That means plenty of vegetables, more fruits. The meat we eat should be lean chicken, fish, turkey. When I talk about fish, I dont mean catfish but salmon, tilapia and fish like that. We need to exercise regularly and keep our weight under control. We need to make sure our blood pressure is good. If you have diabetes, you need to keep that under control. Eating a healthy diet will help with that. We need to keep our cholesterol under control. Dr. Anil Puri, pulmonologist in Milledgeville at Navicent Health Bald win Hospital, gave a description of what not to eat. Generally speaking, the foods that would be high in what we call satu rated fats, Puri said. The foods that are high in cholesterol put you at a higher risk for high cholesterol. Foods that are rich in sodium can elevate ones blood pressure. Generally speak ing, foods that may be high in sugars can lead to weight gain. Those can also be a problem. Exercise and eating healthy can help mitigate heart health issues, but having a primary physician that one meets with regularly can go a long way. I dont think theres any definitive recommendation, like you know, on your 50th birthday, you should go and get checked out I think, generally speaking, what I would say is folks are never too young to keep tabs on their weight and their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, Puri said. For Luke, seeing his patients regular ly builds a sense of accountability, he said. When a patient sets a goal to lose weight, eat better, exercise more or to quit smoking, and they come in for a regular appointment, it gives Luke the chance to ask about the patients prog ress. And while not every check-up has a positive response, Luke related it to a report card from school, he said. How a student wants to make their parents feel when they come home with a progress report. Its the same for me when I check their cholesterol, when I ask them if theyve quit smoking or lost weight, Luke said. They are excited to share that news, or the positive lifestyle changes they have made. Having Heart Attacks For Donnie Hester, a Tift county commissioner, began having chest pains while he was singing at a Watch Night Service on New Years Eve. I started feeling pain coming straight down, he said, tracing a line down his chest. A nurse attending the service checked his blood pressure, which was high. By the time 911 was called and Tift County EMS arrived, his blood pressure bottomed out and Hester was transported to the hospital. When youre not educated enough to know whats going on and what the warning signs are, you dont know, Hester said. I didnt know. The next day, the doctor came to me and said, Youve been having heart attacks. By Jan. 3, Hester was undergoing open-heart surgery. It was four and a half hours, he said, referring to the length of the sur gery, which ended up being a quadru ple bypass. Hester kept saying he didnt know the warning signs. I just didnt know, he said. Id be washing my car and be short of breath and Id think that I was just tired. Id wake up hot and think I was having hot flashes or something. I just didnt know. He strongly advocates people educat ing themselves about what the warning signs for a heart attack are and not brushing off heart-related issues. You dont have to be old, he said. I never had heart problems. Id never been sick. He had been having problems with high blood pressure, but he had been taken off that medication because hed been doing well. He doesnt smoke or drink, and said he never ate a lot of bad foods. He is going to start walking and ex ercising more, but he said he should be doing better than he was before, and said he plans on running for reelection this year. The heart is a main thing, he said. If Id have gone home that night, I might have had a major heart attack and Id have been gone. He said he is very thankful the doc tors, nurses and EMTs were there and able to help him, and thanked God for putting them where they were. Hester said he wants to donate more time to the American Heart Associa tions efforts in the future. People have been talking about Continued From Page 7A rfntbff this for years, he said. People dont change until theyre personally affect ed. The SunLight Project team of jour nalists who contributed to this report includes Jason A. 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PAGE 12A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Sports LAKELAND Another good season from the Lafayette girls basketball came to an end in the Final Four. Wildwood took advantage of its size advantage and used three key runs to score a 48-35 win on Monday at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The Hornets, playing in their second straight state seminal, were lead by Jas mine Lewis 18 points and Kymeisha Con versions 12 points. But they couldnt nd a way to score over Wildwoods length inside, or maintain a rhythm on offense. The Wildcats blocked 11 shots, four of those coming in the nal two minutes of the rst half when they went on their rst big run a 6-0 stretch to take a 20-14 lead into the break. Coverson drained two 3s to begin the third quarter the only points for either team in the rst four minutes of the period to tie the game at 20-20. WHS then went on a 9-2 run to end the quarter. In the fourth, it was the quick hands of Danasia Bogle (22 points, ve steals) that led the Wildcats last and most important run. After Lewis connected on a difcult fade away to get the charging Hornets within ve points of the lead (33-28), Bogle sparked a 6-0 spurt with a steal and fastbreak layup to give WHS its rst dou ble-digit advantage of the game. The Hornets stayed in the game during the rst half behind some easy buckets in transition, but Wildwood put an end to those fast-break points in the second half. LHS was also hurt by ve missed layups and ended up shooting just 23 percent from the eld (14 of 61). With Lafayette focusing its defensive ef forts on standout Kari Niblock (13 points, 20 rebounds), Bogle led the way with a game-high 22 points. LHS senior Haley Ellefson had ve points, eight rebounds and three blocks. The Hornets nished the season with a 21-8 record. Wildwood eliminates Lafayette in Final Four Six Lafayette High football players have been selected by FloridaHSFootball. com to All-State teams for the 2017 sea son. The Hornets, who went 9-2 and reached the playoffs after a two-year absence, had four players named to the rst-team, one second-team selection and one honorable mention. Sophomore quarterback Jaxson Beach, wide receiver Ben Massey and center Eli Morgan were rst-team offense honorees. Defensive back Malik Jennings was part of the rst-team defense. DB TreVontae Clark earned second-team defense honors while while running back Garris Edwards was an honorable mention. Beach, in his rst season under center, completed 140 of 213 passes (66 percent) for 2,001 yards. He threw 28 touchdown passes to just four interceptions and commanded a dangerous offense that averaged 37 points per game. A quick and physical runner, he also had 112 carries for 731 yards (66.5 yards per game) and 11 scores. Massey caught 44 passes for 777 yards. He hauled in 13 touchdown passes and also ran for two scores. Morgan, a senior, helped protect Beach while also opening up holes for Edwards (170 carries, 1,033 yards, 13 TDs), who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the sec ond straight season. Jennings had three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and 62 tackles. Clark intercepted four passes and had 46 tack les. The Florida All-State teams are selected by FloridaHSFootball.com publisher Josh ua Wilson along with nominations sub mitted by coaches and a review of All-Ar ea and All-County teams as published by various publications across the state. LHS football players garner all-state honors rfrntb bnb nnb nbtb frbn nfb

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 13A THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals NOTICE OF HEARING The Lafayette County School Board will conduct a public hearing on Tues day, March 20, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. to consider revisions to the STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN (The School Board approved for advertisement of a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on February 20, 2018.) The Board has considered the eco nomic impact of the amended Rule, and upon approval and adoption of this policy by the School Board, Lafay ette County Schools will comply with the guidelines set forth for student progression. Statutory Authority: Section 1001.41, Florida Statutes Laws Implemented: Section 1008.25; 1003.43, Florida Statutes State Board of Education Rule: 6A-1.09411 Copies of this amended Rule of the La fayette County School Board are avail able for public inspection at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, La fayette County School Board, 363 NE Crawford Street, Mayo, Florida. /s/ Roberts Edwards Robert Edwards, 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 EN SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 03/01, 03/08/, 03/15/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed!eMF S 521 Demorest Street SE Live Oak, FL 32064386.362.1734www.suwanneedemocrat.com

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PAGE 14A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f The Mayo Free Press Find it in the Classifieds! FIND THEBEST DEALSFOR A NEW HOME IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the classified pages of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734 X102 for more info on how to place a small ad (thats the small packages part)to appear in all 3 of our publica tions which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approx. 4600 potential customers (and thats the big things part). General Help Wanted NURSES NEEDED at Correctional Facilities! Centurion of FL is seeking RNs & LPNs to work in Jasper, FL. We offer three 12 hour shifts/week, rotating weekends. Shift available is 6p-6a. Offering competitive pay & great benefits! Apply online at :www.mhmcareers.com or call Amy at 850-299-2436 for more info. Email resume to amy@mhmcareers.com Medical OPS Environmental Specialist I The DOH Columbia and Hamilton County Health De partments are looking to fill 2 part-time OPS Environmental Health Specialist I position working 24-28 hours a week. The rate of pay is $25.00 $28.00 based upon experi ence and education. Must be self-motivated, organized and able to work with the com munity. Preferably someone with a degree in Environmen tal Health Sciences or related public health field. AA or Bachelors not required, but preferred. This is a special project to conduct a com munity-based environmental health assessment and lay the groundwork for a PACE-EH project. 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