Citation
The Mayo free press

Material Information

Title:
The Mayo free press
Uniform Title:
Mayo free press (Mayo, Fla. 1958)
Place of Publication:
Mayo, FL
Publisher:
Mayo Free Press, Myra Regan - Publisher
Creation Date:
January 6, 2005
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Weekly
regular
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Mayo (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lafayette County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Lafayette -- Mayo
Coordinates:
30.053276 x -83.177674

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 70, no. 27 (June 20, 1958)-

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright The Mayo Free Press. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
002042475 ( ALEPH )
33286672 ( OCLC )
AKN0339 ( NOTIS )
sn 95047189 ( LCCN )

Related Items

Preceded by:
Mayo free press and Lafayette County news

UFDC Membership

Aggregations:
Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

Lafayette Countys news source since 1888. Were proud to serve! rfntb rff ftbnb rrfntb tb Thursday March 8, 2018 Mayo Free Press ffrfrf trn rrrf 866-246-0455 rountreemoorechevrolet.com Your Hometown Chevy DealerJeff Mosley 53186-1 fnrffrr ff nttbtrb rrr nn rf Razor blade found attached to Walmart shopping cart rntn btf f jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK A razor blade was found attached to the handle of a Walmart shopping cart Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Sam St. John said a Walmart associ ate discovered the razor blade while bringing carts inside the store from the parking lot. St. John said the razor blade was attached to the handle with a magnet. No one was injured. Everyone should do a quick visual of the cart before grabbing one, St. John said. He added people should look at carts at all stores, not just at Walmart. Its disturbing that someone might try to in jure a customer or associ ate, and were grateful no one was seriously hurt, a Walmart spokesperson said. Weve checked all shopping carts and will be conducting regular checks. We will also review footage and will continue to work with police to nd the person responsible. According to Walmart, this is not the rst time a razor blade has been found on shopping carts but it is common for shoplifters to place them there to use to cut off se curity tags. If you have any knowl edge about this incident, please contact the Su wannee County Sheriffs Ofce at 386-362-2222 you can remain anony mous. alexis.spoehr@ganews.com MAYO For 60 years, North Florida Community College has served central North Florida. The college plans to celebrate next month. NFCCs Diamond Jubilee Gala will be held April 14 at 6 p.m. with tickets at $60 per person. It will have the Dueling Pianos Interna tional and dinner being provided by Covingtons. It is a dressy, so cial, black-tie affair to celebrate 60 years of NFCC. The gala as well as scholarship rfnt 60 ea rb n rf nbb rn tbbnt rrtf Singletary wins Florida State Fair Swine Show TAMPA Eight 4-H and FFA members from Lafayette County participated in the 2018 Florida State Fair in Tampa on Feb. 8-11, with one being named grand champion. The Florida State Fair Swine show is designed to help showcase Flori das livestock industry, where emphasis is placed on the educa tional aspects of the program with premiums being paid for all com petition relating to each animal and each exhibi tors participation. Ali Singletary high lighted the accomplish rnntrrnnnbnnt rf bbnbnbrnrfnrr ff rf rrfr See how far the Hornets have come during this basketball season, pages 8-9A. SEE SINGLETARY, PAGE 3A SEE NFCC, PAGE 3A rrrf

PAGE 2

PAGE 2A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 55078-1 REMINDER 2017 Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Due March 31, 2018 A 3% penalty will be added April 1, 2018 Taxes must be paid by April 30 to avoid ADVERTISING IN MAY 2017/2018 Special Assessments Due March 31, 2018 A 1.5% penalty will be added each month beginning April 1, 2018 LAFAYETTE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR CHUCK HEWETT DATE School Lunch Menu LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARYBREAKFAST LUNCH LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOLLUNCH BREAKFAST Spring Break Spring Break Sponsored By:Lunch and Breakfast are served at Lafayette Elementary and High School each day. Varieties of Milk choices are available at both schools each day. Alternate High School menus are in parentheses. Menus are subject to change due to availability of goods.3/12 Mon. 3/13 Tues. 3/14 Wed. 3/15 Thurs. 3/16 Fri.Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break 52273-1 Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break 948389 EARNHARDT & SONS UPHOLSTERYPrice also includes spring & frame repairs, new padding added to entire piece. New cushion foam is extra if needed. NO NO Close-Outs ALL First Quality Material.I personally guarantee all work to suit youEARNHARDT & SONS UPHOLSTERY MADISON, FLORIDA 1-850-973-6006 OR 1-850-973-4667 Price includes fabric & labor. More than 300 fabrics to select from!NOGIMMICKS Chair$229orSofa & Chair$489 55132-1 MARCH Specials NO TRICKS 1/7/2018 Felix Quinones, 21 1574 NE Jeff Walker Road May, Fla. poss. of controlled substance, poss. marijuana, poss. drug equipment Dep. Browneld 1/9/2018 Jordan Johnson, 19 9068 SE County Road 405 Mayo, Fla. poss. of less than 20 grams of marijuana, out of county warrant Dep. Deas 1/10/2018 Michael Sheldon, 56 376 NW Old Railroad Trail Mayo, Fla. manufacture controlled sub stance Dep. Browneld 1/11/2018 Stephen Eliason, 51 189 NE Wesley Street Mayo, Fla. aggravated assault with weapon, battery Dep. Zirkle 1/13/2018 Curtis Simmons, 35 598 SW Oak Street Mayo, Fla aggravated assault, domestic battery Dep. Deas 1/13/2018 Kayla Pittman, 26 P.O. Box 311 Mayo, Fla. out of county warrant Dep. Deas 1/17/2018 Seth Folsom, 39 283 NW Madison Mayo, Fla. poss. of controlled substance Dep. Deas 1/21/2018 Rubio Morales, 32 388 E Main Street Mayo, Fla. public order crimes, disorderly intoxication Dep. Browneld 1/21/2018 Zachary Owen, 28 564 SW Graceland Road Mayo, Fla. poss. of controlled substance, poss. of drug equipment Dep. Deas 1/24/2018 Levi Kelm, 24 215 SW Windsor Road Mayo, Fla. poss. of weapon or ammo by convicted felon x4 Dep. Deas 1/24/2018 Jeremy Hall, 40 229 NW Lafayette Avenue Mayo, Fla. out of county warrant, ee and elude, resist ofcer, poss. of weapon by convicted felon, poss. drug, poss. drug equipment Dep. Deas 1/28/2018 Osmani Vasquez-Diaz, 48 4230 Timber Lake Drive Jack sonville, Fla. out of county warrant 1/27/2018 James McCracken, 18 650 SE Jim Land Road Mayo, Fla. driving with no valid DL Dep. Deas 1/31/2018 Eugena Adams, 41 33 SE Highway 351 Cross City, Fla. felony VOP, FTA DWLS Sgt. McCray 1/31/2018 Mark Hoehn, 65 630 NE Marion Road Mayo, Fla. DUI Dep. Deas 2/3/2018 Bradley Hutchins, 28 6787 256th Street OBrien, Fla. reckless driving, ee and eluding @ high speed, culpable negli gence exposure to harm, cruelty to child, abuse without great harm Dep. Browneld 2/5/2018 Jonathan McKnight, 46 269 Taylor Avenue Mayo, Fla. felony VOP Dep. Clark 2/6/2018 Kristin Eidson, 28 251 SW Coleman Street Madi son, Fla. out of county warrant Dep. Deas 2/9/2018 Austin Kruse, 21 1501 SW 52nd Lane Cape Coral, Fla. prowling Dep. Zirkle 2/12/2018 Joseph Carothers, 36 372 SW Justice Drive Mayo, Fla. poss. of controlled substance of marijuana, poss. drug equipment Dep. Browneld 2/17/2018 Eugene Booher, 48 burglary Dep. Willis 2/21/2018 Amy Giddens, 36 535 E Thresher Drive Bronson, Fla. DUI Dep. Deas 2/22/2018 Cassandra Santiago, 38 1747 Coeld Drive Deltona, Fla. public order crimes Dep. Browneld 2/22/2018 Lonnie Allman, 45 903 Lafayette Apt. 5 Mayo, Fla. FTA, misdemeanor VOP Dep. Willis 2/22/2018 Cathleen McCarthy, 50 182 Laurel Street SW Mayo, Fla. battery Dep. Willis 2/24/2018 Nina Amick, 35 12364 SE County Road 245 Lulu, Fla. drug equipment and or use, out of county warrant Dep. Deas 2/24/2018 Riley Markham, 40 12364 SE County Road 245 Lulu, Fla. ee and elude high speed, poss. less than 20 grams of marijuana Dep. Deas 2/26/2018 Mark Hoenk, 52 630 NE Marion Road Mayo, Fla. FTA DUI Dep. Browneld 2/26/2018 Jena Hindsley, 29 8204 E US 27 Mayo, Fla. DWLSR, out of county warrant Dep. Zirkle 2/27/2018 Talish Thomas, 34 P.O. Box 313 Mayo, Fla. Grand Theft III Dep. Browneld 2/27/2018 Candy Revels, 36 resist ofcer, disorderly conduct Dep. Zirkle Lafayette County Arrest Record LIVE OAK Saturday is the last chance for up and coming country artists to audition to perform at the 2018 Suwannee River Jam, the Souths Music and Camping Festival. Opening up the week end will be the Jukebox Oldies to get the audience on that dance oor with 50s 90s music. Come spend the week end for this wonderful time of country and oldies music in the Music Hall. Jukebox Oldies of Valdo sta, Ga., will set off the weekend with lots of old ies music from many dif ferent years with its great band. Its a fun time with many fans who come to dance the evening away. Saturday night a large number of fans are ex pected to be in the house as solo singers and bands will bring their best per formances in this last audition hoping to move to the April 13 nals. These artists come from all across the state. Those signed up to audition are Andy Pursell Band (Bra denton), Broken Trust Band (Perry) and Treble Hook Band (Lake City). Solo singers are Scotty Williams (aka Behren wald) (Ft. Myers/Lake City), Kamryn Palmer (Indian Harbour Beach), Kam Williams (Mayo), Sadie Miller (Branford), Chyann Rose (Statesboro, Ga.) and Zach Lambert (Hahira, Ga.) Friday the doors open to the Music Hall at 6 p.m. with music from 8 p.m. midnight. Satur day night doors open at 6 p.m., audition begins about 7 p.m. Each night Final Jam audition set for Saturday rfn admission is free. If anyone would like to rent one of the parks cabins, or a spot to park a RV/camper or primitive camp for this or one of the SOSMPs many other events such as Suwannee Spring Reunion from March 22-25, Wanee from April 19-21 or just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386364-1683, email spirit@ musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere. com. The SOSMP is lo cated 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off U.S. Highway 129 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak. MAYO Bethel Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 69th home coming service Sunday. The day of worship and fellowship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with special music by the Elizabeth Pickers and Grinners. Terry Williams, Music and Worship Consultant for the Florida Baptist Con vention, will bring the message during the worship service starting at 11 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will follow the worship service. Pastor Jim Whita ker and the congregation invite the pub lic to join them for this special time. Bethel Creek Baptist is located at 8945 N. County Road 53 in northern Lafayette County. rfnt MAYO The Lafayette County Public Library has re leased its events for March. Teen Hunger Games Triv ia Hour will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. The library invites all the tributes and rebels to test their knowledge on the The Hunger Games book and movie series. Local author Susie Baxter will be at the library next Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Zumba will be held every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Story Time will be held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Craft Friday will be held every Friday at 3:30 p.m. The library is located at 120 NE Crawford St., Mayo. For more information, call 386-294-1021. Hunger Games trivia hour coming to Lafayette library

PAGE 3

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 3A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM MARCH 9, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060www.MusicLivesHere.com SOLO DUETS BANDS r MARCH 10, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL fntbb bbb tnnb tn tbb b tnnb bbttb btbb bbb tnnb bn bbtnn 55771-1 THE POP OF PINK & PURPLE HAS BEGUN!Most of us take the beauty of Azaleas for granted! Every spring their explosion of color comes like clock work with very little e ort. is staple of Southern yards is not real fussy just provide them with some partial shade, acid soil and moisture. We can show you how. With all the colors available and some varieties that bloom twice a year theres no reason not to have azaleas in your yard! More than 20 varieties to choose from! (386) 362-2333 We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM $7.99Starting at opportunities and the nu merous events happening on campus were the focus for Dr. Cheryl James, Executive Director of De velopment and External Affairs, and Kim Scarboro, Director of College Ad vancement, at the Rotary Club of Mayos Feb. 28 meeting. James informed the Rotarians about the schol arships that are available for students, who not only attend Lafayette County High School, but those who have graduated as well. Melissa Hewett does a wonderful job in getting scholarships for the stu dents at Lafayette High School, James said. She believes in North Florida Community College and she believes in getting those students scholar ships. She said last year the foundation had extra funds and gave extra scholarships to Lafayette High School students. She added that during the colleges open house, ap plication fees are waived and there are more schol arships available to the students. In addition to scholar ships available, there are plenty of activities as well for interested students and the community as a whole. Scarboro talked about the annual Artist Series at NFCC, which is a list of performances on cam pus from music, dance and theatre from around the world. In September, Presidio Brass performed Hollywoods greatest hits in a show called Sounds of the Cinema. In Decem ber, the Nutcracker was performed by the Dance Alive National Ballet with community partners added from NFCC and Danceol ogy in Live Oak. The NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players nished their production of The Lion King Jr. in January with their next show, The Curious Savage, upcoming on April 27-28. The Olate Dogs, season seven winners of Amer icas Got Talent, per formed last week at NFCC and on April 20 John McEuen and His String Wizards will be on hand with a bluegrass concert. Continued From Page 1A NFCC ments by winning the Swine Show. Her pig weighed 265 pounds and was marketed by Lyons Show Pigs. The judge was Mr. Warren Beeler of Kentucky. The following exhibited swine: Lafayette 4-H Clay Koon and Lafayette FFA Grand Champion Ali Singletary, First in Class Hailey Peterson, Second in Class Chase Buchanan, Second in Class Maddi Koon, Second in Class, Jack Peterson, Ainsley Pe terson and Mark Crum. FFA Dairy Teams nish fourth The Lafayette County FFA high school and middle school Dairy Evaluation Teams compet ed in the 2018 Florida FFA State Dairy Evaluation Career Devel opment Event on Feb. 17 at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The Dairy CDE Finals featured the top 20 high school teams and the top 10 middle school teams from the November State Dairy Evaluation Preliminary Event. The Dairy CDE included a writ ten exam, a team event, six eval uation classes and oral reasons. The nal top ve placing for high school was Deane Bozeman School, South Sumter Senior, South Sumter Junior, Lafayette (team members were Makenzie Greaves, Jaxson Beach, James Gay and Jenna Nall) with Bran ford coming in fth. For the middle school, Okeechobee placed rst, fol lowed by Turkey Creek, Bron Continued From Page 1A Singletary From Page One NFCC was established in 1957 as North Florida Junior College. In Decem ber 1957, Dr. Marshall Hamilton was appointed as the rst president of NFJC. The rst classes of NFJC began in September 1958 with 219 students enrolled. In 1961, NFJC was college accreditation approved by the Florida Department of Education and in 1963 was regional accreditation approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1966, the Suwan nee River Junior College merged with NFJC as well as having the NFJC Foun dation Inc. being estab lished. Suwannee County added to the college ser vice district in 1974. NFJCs name changed in 1995 to NFCC and is one of four still named a community college in the state of Florida. In 2017 NFCC became accredited as a level II Baccalaureate Degree granting institution. son, Lafayette (team members were Jack Peterson, Callie Bu chanan, Seth Greaves and Avery Buchanan) and Fort White plac ing fth. Livestock Evaluation Team advances to state nals; Peter son named High Individual Eighty-nine Senior FFA Live stock Evaluation teams and 337 members competed in the 2018 Florida FFA State Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event Preliminary at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 10. The top 20 teams advanced to the Florida FFA State Finals in April. The CDE featured eight eval uation classes of market hogs, bulls, heifers, steers, feeder cattle and sheep. The CDE was con ducted by the University of Flor ida Animal Science Department. Ainsley Peterson was the CDE High Individual. The Lafayette Livestock Evaluation team con sisted of Ainsley Peterson, Hai ley Peterson, Brianna Celedon, Blake Adams, Landry Driver, Hannah Murray and Jackson Powers. The top ve teams in the State Preliminary were Deland, Okeechobee, Lafayette, Santa Fe and East River. Chapter members have success at State Fair Heifer Show Three chapter members exhib ited heifers in the Florida State Fair Heifer Show in Tampa on Feb. 11-13. The two-week Florida State Fair is divided into four section of different breeds of cattle. This section featured the Crossbred Show and the Simmental Show. Cooper Nemcovic received Second in Class for Simmen tal Heifer and Second in Class and fourth in Showmanship in Crossbred Heifer, Chase Bu chanan received Second in Class Showmanship Finals in Cross bred Heifer and Blake Adams received First in Class. North Florida Livestock Show and Sale The Lafayette FFA Chapter exhibited and competed at the 2018 North Florida Livestock Show and Sale in Madison on Feb. 19-22. The North Florida Livestock Show and Sale swine and cattle shows are opened to 4-H and FFA members from Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette and Taylor counties. For Swine Show on Feb. 19 Krista Lyons received First in Class and Lafayette the FFA Chapter pig exhibited by Mark Crum received First in Class. The rst-place team for Live stock Evaluation Contest on Feb. 20 was Lafayettes, consisting of Hailey Peterson, Ainsley Pe terson and Blake Adams. Hailey Peterson was also the third High Individual. For the Cattle Show on Feb. 21, Cooper Nemcovic was Re serve Grand Champion Steer, Gand Champion, Intermediate Showmanship Winner and third Overall Heifer. Chase Buchan an was Homegrown Champion Heifer and fth Overall Heifer. Black Adams received First in Class, Ainsley Peterson was Se nior Showmanship Winner and Mark Crum was Second in Class and Homegrown Reserve Cham pion Heifer. rfntb

PAGE 4

PAGE 4A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Opinion rf rfnftrbfb fftfr rbfbf WASHINGTON Is it too much to ask that the government not insult our intelligence while it is lightening our wallets? As an overture to his predictable announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs, the president, that human sponge ever eager to soak up information, held a listening session, at which he listened to executives of steel and aluminum com panies urge him to do what he intended to do. He ended this charade of deliberation by announcing the tax increases. The tariffs taxes collected at the bor der, paid by American consumers on steel and aluminum imports will be 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, the most severe of the options proposed by his Commerce Depart ment, which impedes the activity denoted by its name. But the 6.5 million employees in steel-using industries (46 times the number of steel-making jobs) and the hundreds of millions of consumers of steeland aluminum-content products should not complain, they should salute: The president says the tariffs are national security necessities. Never mind that the Cato Institutes Colin Grabow notes that defense-related products require only 3 percent and 10 percent of domestic steel and aluminum production, respec tively. Or that six of the top 10 nations that export steel to the United States have mutual defense agreements with the Unit ed States. Or that China, an actual military competitor and potential adversary, is not among the top 10. Or that Canada, a NATO ally, supplies more U.S. aluminum imports than the next 11 countries combined. Or that, as The Washington Post reports, For nearly a quarter-century under U.S. law, Canada has been considered part of the U.S. defense industrial base, as if its factories were American. Or that the aluminum for military aircraft and the steel for military vehicles will be more expensive so, effectively, the administration is cutting the defense budget. Catos Dan Ikenson says the administra tions argument seems to be that an abundance of low-priced raw materials from a diversity of sources somehow threatens national security. But, then, invocations of national security can rationalize a multitude of sins. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says the sugar import quotas that enrich a few already rich Floridians are re quired for Americas food security. It will be desirable (be cause educational) if some nations retaliate for the steel and aluminum tariffs by imposing 25 percent tariffs on Florida citrus in the interest of food security. Electrolux, Europes largest manufacturer of household appliances, responded to the U.S. tariffs by suspending plans to invest $250 million in a Tennessee factory. Before the announcement of the tariffs, which are intended to raise steel prices, Whirlpools CEO lamented to analysts that rising pric es of steel and other materials might knock $250 million off Whirlpools prots. Whirlpool had just made a rent-seeking raid on Washington, where it successfully sought protection against foreign washing machines tariffs and import quotas that will punish American purchasers of appliances. As Lily Tomlin says, No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up. Regarding trade, Congress has given presidents vast discre tion to trie with Americans freedom, the nations prosperity and the worlds hard-won architecture of efcient commerce. Now this capacity for mischief is in the hands of someone who knows next to nothing about the one thing business he is supposed to know something about. Protectionism is a scythe that slices through core conserva tive principles, including opposition to government industrial policy, and to government picking winners and losers, and to crony capitalism elevated to an ethic (A Few Americans First). Big, bossy government does not get bigger or bossier than when it embraces protectionism government dictating what goods Americans can choose, and in what quantities, and at what prices. Down the decades, Trump has shown an impressive versatility of conviction, but the one constant in the jumble of quarter-baked and discordant prejudices that pass for his ideas has been hostility to free trade. It perfectly expresses his adolescent delight in executive swagger, the ob jectives of which are of negligible importance to him; all that is important is that the spotlight follows where his impulses propel him. For more than a century, enlarged executive power wielded by agenda-setting presidents has been the sun at the center of progressives solar system of aspirations. Hence protectionism economic life drenched by politics and directed by uncon strained presidential ukases. So, if on Nov. 6 the Democrats capture either house of Congress, on Nov. 7 there will be, ef fectively, an accommodating Democrat in the presidency. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost.com. Trumps tariffs express his adolescent delight in executive swagger The Mayo Free Press welcomes letters from read ers on matters of public interest, with the follow ing 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 I heard that a brewery had opened in Columbia County recently, so I decided to ride over to Lake City and check it out. I was under the impression that the brewery was in an expanded portion of the Marion Street Bistro and Brew House, but my mistake was a fortunate one. Once we got our table on Friday night, we asked the waitress about the brewery. She told us the new brewery was around the corner and that they do not serve full meals there. We had a good meal at Marion Street Bistro and were treated to live music by Kellen Vincent as we were nishing our chicken and wafes with a side of oysters. Kellen told the crowd that he won his way into the Suwannee River Jam this year, and after listen ing to him play a few songs it was easy to believe. I really enjoyed his renditions of Hey Ho by the Lumineers and Im Yours by Jason Mraz. Considering the news lately, I think the entire restaurant was glad he played Dont Worry, Be Happy. After dinner, we walked around the block and found the Halpatter Brewing Company. We entered the downstairs part of the brewery through some garage doors, and there was a short line in front of the bar with a long row of taps behind the bar. Above the taps was an enormous screen that listed the 16 choices of beer, ale, cider and stout. Six of the 16 choic es were made in Lake City. None of the choices are what I would call cheap; so if you feel the price of Bud Light has gotten ridiculous lately, you probably would not think the trip to Halpatter was a wise choice. The food choices were things like chips and salsa or a soft, warm pretzel, so I was glad we had already eaten. I decided to try the Pineapple Cider from a company called Ace because I have never even heard of pineapple cider be fore. It was so sweet and delicious. I took my glass outside and stood by the re for a bit. There were a couple of re pits and a couple of corn hole games going on. Thankfully, no one threw one of the game bags into the re while we were there. We went upstairs to check out that part of the brewery. There was a large wooden deck outside and several tall tables inside next to the bar and many taps that also had a large screen above them like downstairs. There was also an adjacent room where an intense game of ping pong was tak ing place. Upstairs there were also 16 beverage choices and very few were repeats from what was available downstairs. I decided to try one of the local brews this time. The Cookies and Cream stout from Halpatter was the best stout I have ever tasted. I usually dont like stout beer, but I could get used to drinking a glass of Cookies and Cream after dinner. There was some construction still going on, so maybe one day soon you will be able to get a full meal along with an in credible beer, ale, cider and stout selection. I think it is great that there are delicious beverages made right here in our neck of the woods. The Halpatter Brewing Company is located near the corner of NE Hamilton Street and NE Hernando Av enue in downtown Lake City. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school edu cator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. The freshest beer around Please drive safely on spring break Spring is upon us. That is clear as the Lafayette County Schools enjoy spring break next week. But that reprieve also means many people will be on the move, enjoying a quick getaway. It unfortunately will also mean more accidents on state and area roadways. So please be safe while on spring break. Accidents have already been on the rise in the area. The past two weekends have had fatal accidents in Suwannee and Hamilton counties. Traffic accidents, a number involv ing just one vehicle, have taken a toll. Lives lost. Others seriously wounded. Families have been shattered. We need to keep that in mind as we get behind the wheel. Every action we take has an affect on others, even those we dont realize. So we must pay closer attention. Ignore the phone call and, especially, the text. Avoid the distraction of trying to find a better song on the radio. Keep our eyes peeled and on the road. Watch for traffic signs and incoming traffic. Be more cautious about making turns. Try not to rush to beat a stop light. Slow down, period. Rather than being in a hurry to get somewhere, anywhere, lets instead make sure that we just reach that desti nation. That we really do get the chance to enjoy our spring break, whether it is a trip to the beach, an out-of-state get away, some fun at the numerous springs in North Florida or just hanging around home. Everybody wants to enjoy spring break. Nothing is more enjoyable than stay ing safe and sound.

PAGE 5

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 5A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Mayo Free Press. Be ready for Gods changes in you Heart Matters These command ments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 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 48340-1 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 Suwannee Democrat, e Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734Extension 102 for more information on how to place a small ad (thats the small package) to appear in all 3 of our publications which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approximately 4,600 potential customers (and thats the big things). When we let anothers opinion determine what we do, we allow them to affect our fu ture good or bad. For example, if you are struggling with lowering your blood pressure, who should you ask for advice? A person that has been able to lower their blood pressure through lifestyle changes or someone who is taking stronger and stronger blood pressure medication to control it? Your answer should be the person who was able to lower it through lifestyle changes. Why? They understand your struggle and the effort you will need to reach your goal of lowering your blood pressure. The other per son continues to struggle with the problem. We need to surround ourselves with people who motivate and encourage us to be better today than we were yesterday no matter what goal we are working toward. Back to the mind-body connection. If you are around people who have a negative opin ion or attitude regarding something you want to do, its a good possibility you will take on that attitude. After all, we tend to act and think the same way as those around us. So Healthy Living A few years back, I wrote an article that was titled your body hears everything your mind thinks. Before that article, I wrote if you think you cant, youre right. Both of these articles were about the mind-body con nection and how what we think affects what we do. Fast forward a few years, and the book I am reading now is called The Power of Neuroplasticity, written by Shad Helmstetter Ph. D. It was recommended reading by a Christian woman I follow on social media. All I can say is WOW. I am roughly 50 per cent through as I write this weeks article and it has reminded me again how important the mind-body connection is. We often forget that everyone has an opin ion and many times that opinion affects how we think and feel about ourselves. Quite often we ask for someones opinion regarding what we should do or what decision we should make. And what do we get? THEIR opinion. Their opinion mirrors how THEY feel about the topic not necessarily what is in our best interest. how do we break this pattern? By becoming aware of it. The rst time I was asked to speak at an event many years ago, I think every other word out of my mouth was like. I didnt even realize I was doing it until watching a video playback, VIDEO IN THE VCR (thats a ashback). When I heard how often I used the ller word like, I cringed. What did I do about it? I made a conscious effort to be aware of using that word whenever I talked to anyone. Being conscious of it, allowed me to pause, stop speaking, take a breath and remove the word from my sentence. As I did with breaking the habit of using the ller word like,you will use the same process for any habit you want to break or goal you want to reach. First, you need to be aware of it then you need to set the intention to propel you forward to reaching it. What goal do you want to reach or habit do you want to break? First thing in the morning no matter what else is going on, stop. Think of that habit you want to break or goal you want to reach. Throughout the day, when making decisions ask yourself if your choice will get you closer to or farther from reaching the goal that you set that morning. If the answer is closer, you are on the right track. Dont let anything or anyone stop you from reaching your goals. At the end of the day, the only opinions that matter are Gods and our own. You GOT this! Have a great week. 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. As I have watched the weather channel this winter, I am more thankful than ever to live in Florida! There were many days when our little state was the only ground not literally covered with snow and ice. And yet, my feet stay cold from November till April. Between that and my thick southern accent, I would have to stock up on wool socks and a nd a translator to survive up North! So, Im wondering if you have enjoyed the few warm afternoons lately teasing us toward spring as much as I have. I think spring is the season that yells NEW to us like noth ing else. After months of everything looking dead, life begins to reappear. Miraculously, God is up to a new thing as He renews the earth! And yet, too often we take it for granted. Perhaps we just get used to the routine and stop really seeing it. Listen to the words of Isaiah 43:16-19: This is what the LORD says He who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: Forget the former things: do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wastelandI provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my peo ple, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. For generations, the children of Israel had repeated the testimony of God delivering them from slavery in Egypt by way of the Red Sea. Indeed, He parted those mighty waters and they walked through on dry ground. He also closed those waters over Pharaohs army and sent the Israelites on their way (Exodus 14). At the time of Isaiahs writing, the Isra elites have once again found themselves enslaved. Not by Egypt this time, but by Babylon. No Red Sea, just a lot of sand. And God wants them to trust Him to deliver, but they cant see how He can. According to verse 22: Yet you have not called upon me they are just used to the routine. This is where we are, this is how it is. If we arent careful, we can make an idol out of our routine. We hold on to it so tight that we cant see God doing a new thing all around us, or IN us! What new thing does God want to do in your life? Renew your mar riage? Make a new friend or heal a broken relationship? Is it time to get serious about taking care of your health, get your nances under control, or just break a bad habit?If you are honest, you already have an idea of what He wants to do; you just havent been willing to change. We settle with this is where I am, this is how it is because change is such a scary word and an even scarier thought. But what if the change is worth the change? What if you had help? This is what the LORD says He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid (Isaiah 44:2). This may be where you are, but it doesnt have to be where you stay. Let Him do a new thing so that you may proclaim His praise! Because your heart really does matter, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Bap tist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads mar riage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@windstream.net.

PAGE 6

PAGE 6A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 rfn Raycom News Network Editors Note This is the rst of three-part series on ways doctors, regulators and drug com panies contribute to the nations opioid addiction epidemic. LEWISBURG, Tenn. Shortly af ter Dr. Mark A. Murphy, a top opioid prescriber in the U.S., started practicing here three days a week last year, the clinic owners asked a police detective to meet for dinner. Lewisburg Police Lt. Tom Miller thought the request seemed like a pre emptive strike to keep the cops away from the Specialty Associates clinic. They wanted to stress with me they werent doing anything wrong, said Miller, who served as a drug task Doctors across the U.S. are over prescribing opioids, running pill mills rtbtbbbbrbbbbbttbtb bftbtbbbbbtbbbb the Medicare Part D program, which provides drug benets to the elderly and disabled, collectively wrote 14.6 million prescriptions between 2013 and 2015, public records show. Some wrote prescriptions for so many opioids that the patients daily supply of the pain-killing medication exceeded, on average, the number of days in a year. Murphy gave 1,100 of his Medicare patients opioids that, if taken as pre scribed, would have lasted each of them 497 days in 2015. Medicare covers at least one out of every four prescriptions written in the U.S. But some medical and law enforce ment experts say: being a top prescriber in the Medicare program should raise red ags. Murphy wrote more prescrip tions between 2013 and 2015 than any one else in the U.S., the Medicare data shows. The doctors who top the list one has to question whether they are drug dealers in white coats, said Andrew Kolodny, co-director of the Opioid Pol icy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University. If youre prescribing that aggressively, you are killing patients. Its been well documented that doctors were deceived by the pharmaceutical industry about the addictive nature of opioids and began changing their prescribing habits about a decade ago. Overall, last year they wrote 17 percent fewer opioid prescriptions than in 2012, according to the American Medical So ciety. Yet 70 percent of Medicares top 1,000 prescribers increased the number of opioid prescriptions they wrote be tween 2013 and 2015. Raycom Media sent letters to each of the top 1,000 prescribers; 44 responded as of Feb. 14. Many said that they are prescribing appropriately to patients who need opioids because of severe medical problems. Others threatened legal action if their names were made public. A few said that they now prescribe fewer opi oids because of new federal guidelines that, among other things, push for alter natives to painkillers. There exist patients who genuinely are suffering and who justiably need medications. We make every effort to separate those from others who are seek ft force commander for 18 years before joining the Lewisburg force. But Millers suspicions of the doctor were already amplied. He knew Mur phy had been the No. 1 opioid prescrib er in the federal Medicare program for years; that he closed his practices in Al abama when that states medical board accused him of writing excessive opioid prescriptions. He also knew that many of Murphys patients were driving far distances to see him: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisi ana and Mississippi. That led Miller and Lewisburg Police Chief David L. Henley to conclude Mur phys practice had all the tell-tale signs of a pill mill. That clinic, with that many license tags from out of state, is not right, said Henley. That type of activity, I dont want in my town. Murphy declined repeated requests for an interview. A woman on his staff shooed a reporter out of the clinic park ing lot, stating: We dont need any TV (expletive) going on. Weak oversight Despite law enforcement crackdowns and new federal guidelines and state laws to limit the number of opioids giv en to patients, some of the highest pre scribers have avoided scrutiny, a Ray com Media national investigation found. The top 1,000 highest prescribers in ing medications for other uses, wrote Dr. William Megdal, a spine specialist in Athens, Ga. We are totally aware of the opioid crisis and have implement ed caution to avoid being a part of the problem. And, the problem is huge. Four million people are addicted to prescription drugs, said Stephen G. Azzam (left), special agent in charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency opera tions in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The doctor needs to open his eyes. Why do you still need that prescription? As opioid drug makers and distribu tors have found themselves in the cross hairs of cities and states ravished by the opioid epidemic, doctors and other prescribers largely avoid scrutiny by state and federal regulators, Raycoms investigation found. A deep dive into the backgrounds of Medicares top 1,000 opioid prescribers found that few have faced discipline for prescribing drugs that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says should be restricted to cancer patients, those who had surgery or were involved in a serious accident and some with chronic pain. In the past two decades, 98 prescrib ers have been sanctioned for inappro priately prescribing medicine; 22 are facing criminal charges or have been convicted. But 49 of the prescribers with check ered pasts including Murphy have licenses that allow them to practice as of Feb. 14. The Medicare data, state medical board records, and court documents show that: for years as regulators build investiga tions. some doctors second chances. gations into doctors conduct, allowing them to move their practices to other states. Opioid hot spots The data also shows the highest vol ume prescribers are practicing in the south and not in the states typically associated with the opioid crisis such as Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. More than half of the highest prescrib ers are practicing in nine southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Alabama had more than twice as many health-care providers on the list than Ohio, a state with nearly three times as many residents. Mississippi, a state with only 3 mil lion residents, has 23 prescribers on the list. Pennsylvania, with a population of nearly 13 million, had just 24. In Mississippi, there were enough opi oid prescriptions lled last year to give everyone in the state a bottle of 70 pills, said John Dowdy, director of the Missis sippi Bureau of Narcotics and a former assistant U.S. Attorney General. We have an addicted state because of over-prescribing, Dowdy said. I knew that with us having that kind of pre scribing rates, we were going down the same paths as Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Nearly 12 percent of everyone in the U.S. recorded as having died of pre scription opioid overdoses between 2013 and 2015 came from those three states, fbnbtbbbtb bbbtbbtb rtttbbbt btbtbbbtbbttt btbtbbtbtbttb rf fbnbbbb btbb ttbb SEE DOCTORS, PAGE 7A Nation

PAGE 7

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 7A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Continued From Page 6A Doctors according to Kaiser Family Foundation. The highest opioid-prescribing vol umes shifted into southeastern states in recent years. You have legal drugs coming from doctors, Dowdy said. The vast major ity of our medical doctors are good doc tors. I wish there was an easier way for us to identify the bad doctors. State medical board records show some states are ramping up scrutiny of doctors who are top prescribers. Michi gan, for example, in 2016 and 2017 sus pended or revoked the licenses of four doctors who were top prescribers there. Basing conclusions on prescription data can be dangerous because it over looks the histories of chronic-pain suf ferers who truly may need the drugs, said Dr. Stefan Kertesz (left), a pro fessor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and specialist in addiction and opioid safety. Even so, he said, doctors bear a great deal of responsibility for the opioid cri sis. Physicians ooded the market with get closure when something happens to the doctor. Investigating a doctor is difcult and can take a long time because they have the medical expertise that investigators lack, said Miller, the former Tennessee drug task force commander. They know they can do the bare minimum touch your wrist, ask you a few questions and make their assump tion on how to treat you, he said. Its hard to challenge a doctor. As far as her family was concerned, Terah Holley died long before she in gested a deadly amount of morphine on July 25, 2014. She didnt function at all. She was a living zombie, her daughter Allyson said. Holley was involved in a car crash in 2001 that left her with nerve damage. She lived with constant pain for more than a decade, holding down three phys ically demanding jobs as a waitress, maid, and cosmetologist. After a sleep study in 2012, a doctor referred her to Diamond, who immedi ately prescribed opioids. Over the three years that Diamond treated Holley, she received prescriptions for hydrocodone, oxycodone, Zantac, Lortab and mor phine, Allyson said. The woman who had been a free spirit willing to try or do anything suddenly was falling asleep in her food at dinner, her family said. She also lost her jobs. Allyson once accompanied her mother to an appointment with Diamond. After a 10-minute visit, she left with new opi oid prescriptions. I feel like the doctor took her life away, Allyson said. She was just 16 when her mom died. I quit school for a little while. It took a toll on me, she said. I shouldnt have to go through that at 16. Sometimes I want to pick up the phone and call my mom. Diamond, meanwhile, remains in jail awaiting trial. Second chance For six years, Dr. Raymond Kraynak fought the Pennsylvania Board of Os teopathic Medicine over allegations he prescribed an excessive amount of hab it-forming diet pills. The family-practice doctor owned two clinics in small towns about 90 minutes northwest of Philadelphia. He was a local school board member, who once caused a stir when he was arrested for drunken driving. In 2012, Kraynak and the medical board came to an agreement to settle the case against him: he would pay a ne and take a course on controlled sub stances management. Soon after, oxycodone became Kray naks drug of choice, writing prescrip tions for more than 3.6 million pills in less than three years. At least ve of his patients have since died of a prescription opioid overdose. Among Medicares top prescribers, at least 19 had at least one brush with their state licensing boards for prescribing-re lated problems and were given second and third chances. George Loucas, a Cleveland lawyer who also is a pharmacist, said state medical boards havent done enough to stop doctors. I have no idea where they have been the past 10 years, Loucas said. Im aware of more than one doctor who killed seven or eight patients and they are still practicing today. He has sued dozens of doctors whose patients died of an opioid prescription overdose and won settlements for the victims families. But the doctors in those cases have not been sanctioned by their state boards. Among Medicares highest prescribers who have been disciplined for wrongdo ing by state medical boards for prescrib ing-related issues, 53 still have licenses that allow them to practice. A dozen of them, including Kraynak, eventually faced additional allegations of over-prescribing that led to suspen sions or revocations of their licenses. Days before Christmas, federal agents arrested Kraynak and charged him in the overdose deaths of ve patients as well as other drug-related violations. The doctors prescribing habits shocked investigators. The sheer number of pills prescribed in this case is staggering, U.S. Attor ney David J. Freed said on Dec. 21, the day Kraynak was arrested at his ofce in Mount Carmel, PA. Death or serious injury was the inevitable result of this... conduct. Crossing state lines Before he left Alabama for Lewis burg, Tennessee, Dr. Mark Murphys ability to practice medicine was in jeop ardy. The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners had levied an 8-count com plaint against him in August 2016 for: cal purposes. and competency. The 33-page complaint detailed Mur phys questionable care of 15 patients. One was a 58-year-old man who over dosed on a dangerous combination of opioids and other drugs prescribed by Murphy. Several other patients said they received opioids even though they had documented substance abuse issues. In some cases, Murphy increased the dos es. The committee that investigated Mur phy had grave concerns about him and recommended that the board revoke his medical license. But that didnt happen. Instead, the board allowed his license to practice in Alabama expire at the end of 2016 and dismissed the case two months later. That left Murphys repu tation unscathed by formal disciplinary actions. Other top opioid prescribers in the Medicare Part D program also have been allowed to leave a state under a cloud of suspicion. In Arkansas, Dr. Mahmood Ahmad, who ran a pain clinic, faced serious ac cusations of excessive prescribing from state medical board ofcials. The board considered suspending his medical license but then backed off after Ahmad agreed in 2015 to pay a $20,000 ne. Soon after, he was practicing near Anchorage, Alaska, and almost immedi ately under investigation there. State medical ofcials launched an investigation, which resulted in formal, administrative charges against him 14 months after he opened his clinic in a strip shopping center. Though he worked in the state only one weekend a month, one pharmacist told investigations that she turned away 18 of his patients in a single morning. Each arrived with prescriptions for such high-dose opioids that Costco didnt even stock it. Within 17 months of arriving in Alas ka, the state medical board revoked his license. That action prompted Arkansas to act, too. It revoked Ahmads license two months later four years after it rst looked into his prescribing practic es. Ahmad could not be reached for com ment and is believed to now be living in Pakistan, said a lawyer who has led a civil suit against him. Procedures and databases exist to prevent disciplined doctors from quietly slipping from state to state. But in the case of Murphy and Ahmad the tepid actions of the medical boards did not prevent the doctors from moving else where. Murphy had long held a license to practice medicine in Tennessee, where he lives. The Tennessee state medical board hasnt led an administrative complaint against him, the only public way to know if a doctor is under investigation. But the Tennessee Bureau of Investi gations knows of Murphy. Lewisburg police Lt. Tom Miller made sure of it. Investigative producer Tom Wright and News Content Specialist Erin Sno dgrass contributed to this report. rf ntbb f f t rbt fftbb t opioid prescriptions in ways that proved unhelpful, he said. There was a conspicuous lack of caution, care and a great deal of optimistic feelings by physicians. How addiction happens Terah Holleys family called the U.S. Drug and Enforcement Agency after her death in 2014 with one request: put Dr. Howard Diamond out of business. Holley, a 39-year-old mother of three from northern Texas, died of an over dose after ingesting a lethal amount of morphine that Diamond prescribed for her 10 days earlier. The familys call triggered a lengthy investigation that ended with Dia monds arrest last summer on 18 counts of health-care fraud, conspiracy and distributing controlled drugs. Dia monds downfall came nearly three years to the day since Holley died. During that time, Diamond continued to practice medicine at his two clinics in small towns in northern Texas and prescribed so many opioids that he was among the top 25 Medicare prescribers in the country. At least 19 of his patients died as investigators built their criminal case, according to federal court records. But there were missed opportunities to sideline Diamond, state and federal records show. Health insurance companies sent some 100 letters to Diamond express ing concerns he was prescribing exces sive doses and toxic combinations of opioids. But those companies did not alert the Texas Medical Board. In 2015, a pharmacist complained to the board about the prescriptions Dia mond was writing. The medical board ordered him to take an 8-hour class on medical recordkeeping, state records show. Diamond kept on practicing. I dont know what took so long, said Holleys daughter, Allyson. Well rfnrtb rffffff tbbtffbtb nf f rr tf Nation Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos.

PAGE 8

PAGE 8A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 rffnntffbf ffbToday Is The Day To Have A Great Day! 386-294-2212 152 W. Main Street Mayo, FL 32066 56273-1 Mayo HardwareOwned & Operated By Alan & Patricia Marzloff P.O. Box 1339 Mayo, Florida 32066(386)-294-1771We carry a variety of paint supplies 56277-1 294-1314 204 W Main St. Mayo, FL 32066 56276-1 Your Hometown Supermarket Only the Finest Quality Meats!Fast & Friendly Servicerffntbfrrfftff tr r 56282-1 Member of Garett KnightVice President130 NE Clyde Avenue, Mayo FL 386-294-2000www.DrummondBank.com Member FDIC 56275-1 56274-1JOE P. BURNSFUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY OF MAYOLocated 7 blocks South of the Courthouse at the corner of Lake St. and Monroe Ave. Locally owned & operated since 1953386-294-2658 56283-1 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066 Phone: 386.294.3300 | Fax: 386.294.3301Follow us on Facebook @ lafayettenursingandrehab rfntfb michael.jones@ganews.com r fnt brn rn fft t rfff rrnt nf bn rnt rnr tt rf ntrrrn nrf t r rn rtn nt frrnn rt fnnrt bfrrf rnnnr ntrn rrrff rtr ffrt bnrb rrnb nt f fnt rtbb rff nfr rfn nrrnn fft bfn rff nt r r r r bnnff ff rnn ff t f tn n tb nfn n nffr nff t rt bbnn rrbt

PAGE 9

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 9A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 rf n rtb f r n nnt r t rf rr t n r n rfntbn rfnn n tbnnb nn ftffffn

PAGE 10

recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 24 CPR & First Aid Class 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free class taught by Suwannee Fire Rescue. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 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. 4 Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Presentation and Book Signing 6 p.m. Francis Gary Power, Jr., international lecturer on the Cold War and son of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over Russia in 1960, will speak on the spy plane incident. He recently published a book Letters from a Soviet Prison: the personal jour nal and correspondence of CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Apr. 14 Alligator Lake Spring Festival The Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be held Sat urday, April 14 at Alligator Lake Park in Lake City from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy a free community festival celebrating nature. Bird walks led by experts start at 8 a.m. on the Florida Birding Trail. Walking workshops highlight butteries, native plants and bird habitats. Featuring a Full Flight Raptor Program, with live owls, falcons and hawks by Accipiter Enterprises. Vendors and exhibitors offer nature and garden re lated items, and native plants. Many free activities will be offered for children, music, food and drinks will be available. www.fourriversaudubon.org 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 founda tion@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 9739414 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 win ning host John McEuen (founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, ddle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an in credible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album including 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 eccentric 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 realize 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 Mens Community-wide Church Fellowship and Supper The Live Oak Church of God invites the communi ty to join them for their dinner on the third Monday night of each month for their Mens Community Wide Church Fellowship and Supper at 7 p.m. Each month, there will be a guest speaker. For more information, call Johnnie Philman Mens Ministry at 386-842-5494 or Pastor Wes Tanksley at 386-362-2483. 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 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, present ing a variety of educational programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our land scapes, 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 exciting new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. PAGE 10A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Share Your Blanche Stories We are looking for people to share their or their family stories and pictures about the Blanche Ho tel. We hope to include former employees, guests, event attendees and businesses that were locat ed in the Blanche Building. The interviews will be videotaped and the photos scanned. All partici pants will receive a free eBook version of the book, The Blanche A History when it is published in the fall. Check out our website: http://TheBlancheAHis tory.websandblogsforwrtiers.com to scheduled a time at the Columbia Co. Public Library on Mon. or Tues. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in March or April. 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 Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Conser vation District will meet on March 8 (instead of the third Thursday this month) at 7 p.m. in the USDA Service Center Conference Room for their regu larly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Center is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. 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. 9 Safety Concerns for the Church Suwannee County Sheriff Department wil lbe pre senting Safety Concerns for the Church. Those of the community who are pastors, security team members, ushers, door greeters or anyone who has safety concerns are welcome to attend this event. The guest speaker will be Sheriff Sam St. John. For more information, call Johnnie Philman Mens Ministry at 386-842-5494 or Pastor Wes Tank sley at 386-362-2483. 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 ap ply. 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 Mar. 22 Cooking Demo Noon-1 p.m. Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwannee County Extension Ofce. Sample mango salsa and learn about smart snacking options. Bonnie will share SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 11A 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.

PAGE 11

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 11A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Community Calendar 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 pro vided. 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. 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 second 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 Naz arene 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 Su wannee 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. Dis abled veterans and their spouses are encouraged 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 do nations 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. (Christmas 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 information. 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 Na tional 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 Chapter, 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 begin 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 386-688-1482. 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 Fea tured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-288-0961, 386438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional exception 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. Volunteers 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 exact 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 resalable items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, contact 386364-1006 or 407-748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink cartridg es, laser toners, working cell phones w/charger, digital cameras, GPS, MP3, and laptops. 386-362-7143 ext. 0 Book Club for Adults Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join us to discuss our latest read! 386-362-2317 Lunch & Learn History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian, Eric Musgrove Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Bring your lunch & learn about our historic county! 386-362-2317 Weekly Meetings Savvy Caregiver Training at Jo Kennon Library Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Are you caring for someone with dementia? Be come a Savvy Caregiver! This training is presented by Elder Options and is designed for caregivers who assist persons with dementia and Alzheimers. Join them for these free classes each Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. for seven weeks, February 6-March 20. To register, please call Johnnie Jones III at 352-6925277. 386-658-2670 Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Region al Library 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). Training begins Wednesday, March 7. It will be held at the Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak. Sessions are from 10 a.m. until noon. Space is limited to the rst 15 who register. For information, or to register contact Johnnie Jones III at 352-692-5277 or by email at jonesj@ agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting educational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Are you going through a difcult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to t their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or gracelutheranliveoak@ gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other container to put food in. Donations will be accepted. For further information, 386-935-4681 Beginners AA meeting Beginners AA at Dowling Park meets Mon day-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Light house 23595 CR 250, Live Oak, 32060 For more information call 305-407-0895. www.LiveOakAA. com Live Oak Seed Library Every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your garden ing questions answered at the Suwannee River Regional Library. 386-362-2317 GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, Biblically based, Christ-centered, video assisted support group for persons who have lost loved ones or friends by death. The group will meet each Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning May 18 and run through August 10. This 13 week support program will be scheduled throughout the year on different day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an op portunity to participate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football eld in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you nd your an cestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meetings are held on the rst Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For further information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-330-0110 or email JinnieS VGS@windstream.net SREC, Inc. Senior Center weekly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper hosts weekly support counseling every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jasper. 386-792-2285 He Speaks to Me bible study for women He Speaks to Me, a Priscilla Shirer Bible study for women, will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 17 at Pinemount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chaplain Judy. For more information, contact her at 3645558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene is lo cated at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-397-2309. Sunday School9:45 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service11 a.m. noon Afternoon PotluckNoon Sunday Evening Service6 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service6 p.m. TOPS #662 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Thursday. (8 a.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more information, call Mary at 386-330-2535. Branford Seed Library Every second and fourth Tuesday from 2:304:30 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your gar dening questions answered at the Branford Public Library. 386-935-1556 TOPS #9798 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) TOPS #9798 is a support group that offers weekly weigh-ins and programs. The programs provide participants with health and weight loss information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386362-5933 or Dori at 386-658-2767. Mayo AA Group Located at the First United Methodist Church, meet every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, contact 386-294-2423 or 386-647-6424 AWANA Club New Hope Baptist Church, Mayo on Hwy. 51. From 6-8 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Open to children ages two through sixth grades. For more information, call 386-2942742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is locat ed at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-362-1583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 10A

PAGE 12

PAGE 12A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals AGENDA, TOWN COUNCIL, TOWN OF MAYO, FLORIDA REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018, 7:00 P.M. TOWN HALL, COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM, 276 WEST MAIN STREET REGULAR MEETING 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes 3. Citizen Input 4. Old Business 5. Department Reports a. Sampson Roberts b. Aaron Lawson c. Mack Hinkle d. Sheriff Brian Lamb e. Lafayette Activities Group f. Severance Disposal 6. Miscellaneous Items 7. Pay Bills 8. Adjourn 03/08/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 34-2017-CP-000002 IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBORAH SUE HILL Deceased. NOTICE OF SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION The summary administration of the Estate of Deborah Sue Hill, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Florida, Probated Division, the address of which is 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066, File number 17-02-CP. The estate is intes tate. The names and addresses of the pe titioner and the petitioners attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary law yer-client privilege in Florida Statutes Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the petitioner and any attorney em ployed by the petitioner. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of summary admin istration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is re quired to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. The 3-month time peri od may only be extended for estoppel based upon a misstatement by the pe titioner regarding the time period with which an objection must be filed. The time period may not be extended for any other reason, including affirma tive representation, failure to disclose information, or misconduct by the pe titioner or any other person. Unless sooner barred by Section 733.212(3), all objections to the validity of the will, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court must be filed no later than the earlier of the entry of an order of final dis charge of the petitioner or 1 year after service of the Notice of Summary Ad ministration. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to ex empt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceed ing involving the construction, admis sion to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt proper ty is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elec tive share under Sections 732.201732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME RE QUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Ad ministration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. The time for filing an election take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. /s/ A. Scott Toney, Esquire A. Scott Toney, Esquire Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 982180 925 NW 56th Terrace Park Avenue-Suite B Gainesville, FL 32605 Telephone: (352) 376-6800 Fax: (352) 376-6802 E-Mail: scott@thetoneylawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: donnajo@thetoneylawfirm.com /s/ Reba M. Kohn Reba M. Kohn Petitioner 03/08, 03/15/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 34-2017-CP-000002 IN RE: ESTATE OF DEBORAH SUE HILL Deceased. NOTICE OF SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION The summary administration of the Estate of Deborah Sue Hill, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Florida, Probated Division, the address of which is 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066, File number 17-02-CP. The estate is intes tate. The names and addresses of the pe titioner and the petitioners attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary law yer-client privilege in Florida Statutes Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the petitioner and any attorney em ployed by the petitioner. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of summary admin istration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is re quired to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. The 3-month time peri od may only be extended for estoppel based upon a misstatement by the pe titioner regarding the time period with which an objection must be filed. The time period may not be extended for any other reason, including affirma tive representation, failure to disclose information, or misconduct by the pe titioner or any other person. Unless sooner barred by Section 733.212(3), all objections to the validity of the will, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court must be filed no later than the earlier of the entry of an order of final dis charge of the petitioner or 1 year after service of the Notice of Summary Ad ministration. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to ex empt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceed ing involving the construction, admis sion to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt proper ty is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elec tive share under Sections 732.201732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME RE QUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Summary Ad ministration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. The time for filing an election take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. /s/ A. Scott Toney, Esquire A. Scott Toney, Esquire Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 982180 925 NW 56th Terrace Park Avenue-Suite B Gainesville, FL 32605 Telephone: (352) 376-6800 Fax: (352) 376-6802 E-Mail: scott@thetoneylawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: donnajo@thetoneylawfirm.com /s/ Reba M. Kohn Reba M. Kohn Petitioner 03/08, 03/15/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2017-CA-000092 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER JOYNER JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRIS TOPHER JOYNER JR.; JESSICA JOYNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESSICA JOYNER, Defendant(s) CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 22, 2018 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) at the North door of the Lafayette Coun ty Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066. LOT 2, GREEN ACRES, ACCORD ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 156, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2009 SCOTBILT DOUBLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME ID # SBHGA1120903964A AND ID # SBHGA1120903964B Property Address: 346 Southeast Ferret Road, Branford, FL 32008 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST 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 AF TER THE SALE. Dated: February 22, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND, CLERK LAFAYETTE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a diability who need any accommo dation to participate should call the ADA Coordinator, Jacquetta Brad ley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770. 03/08, 03/15/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2017-CA-000092 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER JOYNER JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRIS TOPHER JOYNER JR.; JESSICA JOYNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESSICA JOYNER, Defendant(s) CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 22, 2018 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) at the North door of the Lafayette Coun ty Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066. LOT 2, GREEN ACRES, ACCORD ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 156, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2009 SCOTBILT DOUBLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME ID # SBHGA1120903964A AND ID # SBHGA1120903964B Property Address: 346 Southeast Ferret Road, Branford, FL 32008 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST 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 AF TER THE SALE. Dated: February 22, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND, CLERK LAFAYETTE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a diability who need any accommo dation to participate should call the ADA Coordinator, Jacquetta Brad ley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770. 03/08, 03/15/2018 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A VARIANCE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur suant to the Lafayette County Land Development Regulations, herein after referred to as the Land Devel opment Regulations, as amended, objections, recommendations and comments concerning a variance, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Lafayette County, Florida, serving as the Board of Adjustment of Lafayette County, Florida, at a public hearing on March 26, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of Commissioners meeting room located in the County Courthouse. V18-02 a petition by Jeffery Phillips, requesting a Variance be granted to the requirements of the Land Develop ment Regulations, to reduce the side yard setbacks from 50 feet to 35 feet within an A-3(Agricultural) zoning dis trict, on property described as follows: A parcel of land in Section 09, Town ship 04, Range 10 east, Lafayette County, Florida. LEG 0060.00 ACRES S1/2 OF NE1/4 09-04-10 LESS &EXCEPT THE W. 210 FT. OF S. 420 FT. & LESS & EX CEPT THE S. 338.30 FT.THEREOF. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. OR BK 117 P. 26; OR BK 144 P.362364; OR BK 202 P. 442-443.NOTE ON PILINGS CONTAINING 0060.00 ACRES. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed variance. Copies of the proposed variance are available for public inspection at the Office of the Land Development Regulations Administrator, County Courthouse, located at the intersec tion of west Main Street(US Hwy 27) and North Fletcher Street(St Rd 51), Mayo, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they de cide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 03/08/2018 Legals NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A VARIANCE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE LAFAYETTE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur suant to the Lafayette County Land Development Regulations, herein after referred to as the Land Devel opment Regulations, as amended, objections, recommendations and comments concerning a variance, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Lafayette County, Florida, serving as the Board of Adjustment of Lafayette County, Florida, at a public hearing on March 26, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of Commissioners meeting room located in the County Courthouse. V18-02 a petition by Jeffery Phillips, requesting a Variance be granted to the requirements of the Land Develop ment Regulations, to reduce the side yard setbacks from 50 feet to 35 feet within an A-3(Agricultural) zoning dis trict, on property described as follows: A parcel of land in Section 09, Town ship 04, Range 10 east, Lafayette County, Florida. LEG 0060.00 ACRES S1/2 OF NE1/4 09-04-10 LESS &EXCEPT THE W. 210 FT. OF S. 420 FT. & LESS & EX CEPT THE S. 338.30 FT.THEREOF. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. OR BK 117 P. 26; OR BK 144 P.362364; OR BK 202 P. 442-443.NOTE ON PILINGS CONTAINING 0060.00 ACRES. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed variance. Copies of the proposed variance are available for public inspection at the Office of the Land Development Regulations Administrator, County Courthouse, located at the intersec tion of west Main Street(US Hwy 27) and North Fletcher Street(St Rd 51), Mayo, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they de cide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 03/08/2018 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the following petition to change the name of a road by Gretchen Howell Boyd. Listed below is the information to change the name of the road. The public hearing will be held during a regular scheduled meeting on Mon day, March 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it can be heard, and will be held in the County Commissioners meeting room on the second floor of the Lafayette County Courthouse located at 120 West Main Street, Mayo, Florida. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission PETITION TO CHANGE NAME OF ROAD Comes now the undersigned, and pe titions the Board of County Commis sioners for Lafayette County, Florida to rename the following road, to wit: CURRENT NAME: SE C.A. HOWELL DRIVE TO BE CHANGED TO SE HOWELL DRIVE. In support of this petition the under signed alleges that said road affects only the property of the undersigned owners. Executed this 15th day of January, 2018. Gretchen Howell Boyd 195 SE C.A. Howell Drive Branford, FL 32008 All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant to Florida statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals is to be based 03/08, 03/15/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meet ing on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Lafayette County Court house in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an agenda for the meeting. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Approve Resolution No. 2018-0301 declaring April as Water Conser vation Month. 7. Review the special assessment exemption requests for 2017-2018. 8. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 9. Approve the bills. 10. Other Business. 11. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 03/08/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meet ing on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Lafayette County Court house in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an agenda for the meeting. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Approve Resolution No. 2018-0301 declaring April as Water Conser vation Month. 7. Review the special assessment exemption requests for 2017-2018. 8. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 9. Approve the bills. 10. Other Business. 11. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 03/08/2018 SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on September 6, 2017: Raymon Land, Jr. PO Box 994, Bran ford, FL 32008 has submitted a new application for Water Use Permit num ber 2-067-218474-5, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.0378 million gallons of groundwater for ag ricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 7S, Range 14E, Sections 14 and 21, Lafayette County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 03/08/2018 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

PAGE 13

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 13A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f The Mayo Free Press 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). The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS General Help Wanted CASUAL RECREATION AIDE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPTThis is a casual/seasonal po sition to work on an as-need ed basis, and will report to the Parks and Recreation Coordinator or designee. Po sitions will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at the Suwannee County Administrative Ser vices Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3410. The Suwan nee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity em ployer that does not discrimi nate against any qualified em ployee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individu als are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of em ployment. EE/AA/V/D General Help Wanted DAY CAMP COUNSELORS SUWANNEE COUNTY RECREATION The Suwannee Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants for casual/ seasonal position(s) as Day Camp Counselors. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are available on line at suwcounty.org, at the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any quali fied employee or applicant be cause of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnan cy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking in dividuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to suc cessfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the appli cant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards Suwannee County RecreationThe Suwannee Parks & Rec reation Department is seeking applicants for casual/seasonal position(s) as Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are available on line at suwcounty.org, at the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any quali fied employee or applicant be cause of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnan cy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking in dividuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to suc cessfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the appli cant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D 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 General Help Wanted Park Maintenance Worker I Suwannee Parks & RecreationThe Suwannee Parks & Rec reation Department is seeking applicants for Fulltime and Part Time/Seasonal posi tion(s) as Park Maintenance Worker I. Applications are available online at suwcounty. org, at the Building Depart ment, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. This position is open until filled The Suwannee County Board of County Commission ers is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to a pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EEO/AA/V/D RNs OR LPNsLake Park of Madison Rehab Center in Madison Florida is seeking Full Time and Part Time RN or LPN staff nurses for our 7 pm to 7 am shift. If nursing was a calling for you and you exemplify profes sionalism and leadership with excellent communication and documentation skills, please consider joining our 5 star De ficiency Free team where your skills will be acknowledged, appreciated and rewarded. Apply in person or send re sume to: rgarner@maximushg. com. Professional Madison, FL: Positions available Program Data Manager, Director of Ad vance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, HVAC Equipment Specialist. See www.nfcc.edu for de tails. Agriculture I PAY YOU THOUSANDS $$$ TO HUNT DEER OR DOVES ON YOUR PROPERTY 850-443-0482 Educational CNA CLASSES Nursing Assistants are in GREAT demand! Quest Training offers nurse taught classes. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes available. (386)362-1065 Yard/Estate Sales STOP BY THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT OFFICE 521 Demorest Street, SE Live Oak, FL AND PLACE YOUR GA RAGE (YARD, ESTATE, OR MOVING) SALE AD IN TWO EDITIONS OF THE SU WANNEE DEMOCRAT TO RECEIVE A FREE GARAGE SALE KIT* *Kit contains: 3-11X13 Signs 1Pre-Sale Checklist 1Tipsheet for a Successful Sale 1Sheet of Price Stickers Hay for Sale FOR SALE: VERY GOOD PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY Approx. 500-lb rolls. $85 per roll-cash at the farm. Hank Sheddan, Live Oak, FL 386-590-1827 hws332@yahoo.com Household Goods FOR SALE Washers $95 ea, Dryers & Stoves $75 ea. All in good cond. Call 678-617-5560, 386-792-3956 or 386-965-6767. Misc Merchandise HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO CLEAR OUT SOME OF THE CLUTTER? RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE? MAYBE GET RID OF THAT UGLY (YOU THINK) VASE AUNT EDNA LEFT YOU IN HER WILL? WE CAN HELP! IF YOU CAN PART WITH ANY SINGLE UNWANTED ITEM FOR LESS THAN $500.00, YOU CAN RUN A 5-LINE AD WITH US FOR ONE WEEK AT NO CHARGE! (Offer restricted to one ad for one item within a 4-week period) CALL THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 386-362-1734 X102 Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME? FIND IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375 55772-1 ANFADVERTISING NETWORKS OF FLORIDA FLORIDA STATEWIDE Auctions ***AUCTION*** SAT -March 17th9:00 A.M 10513 Hwy 84 West, Dothan, AL CONSTRUCTION & FARM EQUIPMENT. DENNIS BURTON AL #578. (334) 692-3955, www.BURTONAUCTION.com Building Supplies SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N

PAGE 14

PAGE 14A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 michael.jones@ganews.com BRANFORD When Dylan Kelley is commanding the strike zone, Branfords tall, right-handed pitcher can be tough to hit. Lafayette couldnt gure him out on Friday as he pitched six strong innings in the Buccaneers 8-1 win. Kelley, sticking mostly to a mid-80s fastball with plenty of movement, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Dylan Mock broke up the no-hit bid with a triple to right center with two outs, and Lafay ettes next batter, Caleb Land, brought in Mock with an RBI double to spoil the shutout. Still, Kelley nished an efcient and dominating performance with ve strike outs while throwing 93 pitches. Youll have games like this, said LHS coach Tim Hanson, whose team made crucial errors in the rst and fourth inning while also struggling at the plate. We gave away stuff early that might change the momentum of the game. Well gure it out. Branford gave Kelley all the run sup port he needed with a two-run rst inning. The Buccaneers got their rst run on a Trey Sapp RBI groundout that scored Cameron Noling. Then with two outs and runners on rst and third, Rylee McKenzie attempted to steal second base. He got caught in a rundown, but managed to stay in that run down long enough for Tyler Sapp to come in and score the second run. We scored early. That sets the tone for the game and everybody was hitting the ball, said Branford (4-1) coach Alex OQuinn. BHS put ve runs on the board in the fourth inning to increase its lead to 7-0. The big inning was highlighted by Kel leys RBI double and a clutch, two-out hit from Tyler Whiteld that scored two runs. UP NEXT: Lafayette is back in action tonight, hosting Suwannee at 7 p.m. Kelley pitches Branford past Lafayette Kelley pitches Branford past Lafayette By Mike Jones michael.jones@gaflnews.com BRANFORD When Dylan Kelley is commanding the strike zone, Branfords tall, right-handed pitcher can be tough to hit. Lafayette couldnt figure him out on Friday as he pitched six strong innings in the Buccaneers 8-1 win. Kelley, sticking mostly to a mid-80s fastball with plenty of movement, took a no-hitter two outs into the sixth inning. Dylan Mock broke up the no-hit bid with a triple to right center, and Lafayettes next batter, Caleb Land, brought in Mock with an RBI double to spoil the shutout. Still, Kelley finished an efficient and dominating performance with five strikeouts while throwing 93 pitches. Youll have games like this, said LHS coach Tim Hanson, whose team made crucial errors in the first and fourth inning while also struggling at the plate. We gave away stuff early that might change the momentum of the game. Well figure it out. Branford gave Kelley all the run support he needed with a two-run first inning. The Buccaneers got their first run on a Trey Sapp RBI groundout that scored Cameron Noling. Then with two outs and runners on first and third, Rylee McKenzie attempted to steal second base. He got caught in a rundown, but managed to stay in that rundown long enough for Tyler Sapp to come in and score the second run. We scored early. That sets the tone for the game and everybody was hitting the ball, said Branford (4-1) coach Alex OQuinn. BHS put five runs on the board in the fourth inning to increase its lead to 7-0. The big inning was highlighted by Kelleys RBI double and a clutch, two-out hit from Tyler Whitfield that scored two runs. UP NEXT: Lafayette is back in action tonight, hosting Suwannee at 7 p.m. Mock 1-1, triple, 2 walks, 1 run Land 1-3, double, RBI Richardson 1-3 Caption: Dylan Mock picked up Lafayettes first hit, a triple, in the sixth inning. Mock also walked two times and scored the Hornets only run. Catcher Joseph Perry awaits the call from the umpire after a play at the plate. Lafayette coach Tim Hanson tries to settle down his team after some defensive mistakes. Photos: Mike Jones R H E Lafayette 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 Branford 2 0 0 5 0 1 8 9 1 Mock 1-1, triple, 2 walks, 1 run Land 1-3, double, RBI Richardson 1-3 rfntbrnrrfntrtntn Sports rnfnnnfnfnnrr rntrfbrr frfnfrtftnf

PAGE 15

THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 15A THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 51767-1 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 51771-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 45937-1Please call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad hereStaying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. Kidney disease is a widespread issue made all the more disconcerting by the fact that many people are unaware they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and most dont know it. Healthy kidneys are something many people take for granted. But those who want to do everything they can to keep their kidneys healthy can consider the following tips, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. familiar with the benets of drinking water each day, and adequate hydration denitely promotes healthy kidneys. But over-hydrating has not been proven to enhance kidney function. e Cleveland Clinic recommends adults drink between four and six glasses of water per day. human body, including the kidneys. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the biggest risk factors for kidney disease, and regular exercise can reduce a persons risk of both conditions. However, overexertion can strain the kidneys, so adults who exercise, especially novices who need to improve their conditioning, should avoid going too hard at the gym. vitamin supplements or herbal remedies. Vitamin supplements and herbal remedies have become very popular in the 21st century, but excessive supplementation can harm the kidneys. Discuss any supplements or herbals remedies with a physician before taking them. Quit smoking. Just as exercise benets the body in myriad ways, smoking harms the body in myriad ways. Smoking decreases the blood ow in the kidneys, decreasing their ability to function at optimal capacity. Smoking also increases a persons risk of high blood pressure and cancer of the kidneys. blood pressure and diabetes. Adhering to a healthy diet and controlling portion sizes can help control weight and blood pressure and contribute to healthy kidneys as well. blood pressure or diabetes should make sure their physicians screen for kidney dysfunction during routine appointments.Learn more about kidney disease at www.kidney.org. HOW TO PROMOTE HEALTHY KIDNEYS Staying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. 51930-1 53330-1 TRI-COUNTY SERVICE DIRECTORY Serving Suwannee, Hamilton & Lafayette Counties These businesses are ready to serve you.Tradesmen & Service Providers:Call now to place your ads 386-362-1734 x 102 53369-1 BYRDS POWER EQUIPMENTSales & Service All Makes & Models 11860 E. U.S. Hwy 27 Branford, Florida Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Open Saturdays 7 a.m. Noon(386) 935-1544 CALL TODAY386-249-9432Buying a new home? Selling your home? Monja Slater Realtor monjaslater@gmail.com 55279-1 6212 US Hwy 129 N Live Oak, FL 32060 53431-1SUBURBAN PROPANE24-Hour Emergency Service Our Business is Customer Satisfaction 17460 High Springs Main St. High Springs, FL 1717 Howard St. West Live Oak, FL www.suburbanpropane.com 386-454-3690 r fntbtf fntntb btnf ftf btfb tttf55200-1

PAGE 16

PAGE 16A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 rfntb nbnbb 53075-1 US 129 North @ Hamilton Ave.LEN A. DUNCANduncantireandauto.com 53182-1 Imagine... Discover... Connect... with your library 53115-1 53097-1 53184-1 53173-1 rfntbfPF bffnbfnnbnfbn nffnnfnfffb 415 SW Pinewood Drive Live Oak, Florida 32064P 386-647-4200 riveroakcollege.com 53139-1 DANIELS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, INC.Do Something Good for Others. 53166-1 rrf ntnrrbb nrrb rfntbrbr frt Danny Williamson, RN, NHA 53126-1 53178-1 Live OakCenter Director137 Grande St. N.E. Live Oak, Florida 32064 Phone: 386-330-2229 Fax: 386-362-3000 Look us up on FacebookE-mail: vickie@pccliveoak.com 53923-1 rfntbb r March 13th is Good Samaritan Day 52104-1Get kids excited about volunteering