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SEE FUTURENOW, PAGE 6A Lafayette Countys news source since 1888. Were proud to serve! rfr Thursday March 22, 2018 nt Mayo Free Press b fff 866-246-0455 rountreemoorechevrolet.com Your Hometown Chevy DealerJeff Mosley 53186-1 Adams seeks re-election to County Commission ELECTION 2018 ELECTION 2018 MAYO County commissioner Anthony Adams will be running for re-election for the District 4 seat on the Lafayette County Board of Coun ty Commissioners. It has been an honor and privi lege to serve the people of Lafayette County in my rst term as County Commissioner from the fourth dis trict, Adams said. I am announcing my intention to seek re-election to this ofce. I ask for your continued trust, condence and support in the upcoming election. I will be qualifying at the appropriate time. Thank you. rf jessie.box@ganews.com LAKE CITY The Florida High way Patrol charged a Mayo man after a semi-truck overturned in Lake City on March 14. According to the FHP report, James Dean Revels, 53, was pulling a fertil izer trailer around 3 p.m. on March 14 and made a left turn from U.S. High way 41 into the entrance ramp to Inter state 10 at mile marker 301. The report states, as Revels made the turn and entered the ramp, the tractor and trailer overturned on its right side. The fertilizer in the trailer spilled out, blocking the entrance ramp for several hours. Revels was treated on scene for mi nor injuries. Revels was charged for driving too fast for conditions. Mayo drivers semi overturns in Lake City r ntbbbbbbr btnbr bb b bt bbr b bb b bb br btbbr nf alexis.spoehr@ganews.com MAYO Before Lafayette High School went on spring break last week, FutureNow shared its message to the students. Chris and Terri Musgrove have been speaking to students for more than 29 years and started FutureNow 17 years ago. Chris Musgrove told the students his story of how he be came the director of FutureNow and his visions and goals. Musgrove spoke about his time in the ninth grade at Suwannee High School when his english teacher told him he was a great communicator. He described himself as a class clown and was kicked out of Florida State University. After that failure he was told to nd a dream and create goals or he would end up in jail or dead. He went back to college and after he graduated, he went to work. While working, he saw a program like Fu tureNow and decided he wanted to do something just like it. This program helps students un derstand the importance of having a vision, dream and goals by applying themselves in school to develop their gift. The goal of the program is to help educate students to work hard and learn what they are good at, develop it and use it to their fullest FutureNow brings message of vision, goals to LHS r nb b b b bbr nf alexis.spoehr@ganews.com MAYO According to JoAnna Lemmon, everybody can make a dif ference when it comes to water preser vation and conservation. Lemmon, a park ranger at the Lafay ette Blue Springs State Park, spoke to the Mayo Womans Club at its March 13 meeting about that natural resource. Lemmon explained the difference and similarities between water conser vation and preservation. She said she tries to think of conservation as con serve, to conserve energy and water. In an agriculture community with irrigation systems and the amount of water used on crops, she said. Some days I drive by and see farmers spraying their elds with water while it is pouring outside. None of them are moni tored, they can pump however much they want. Lemmon said that with all the technology today that there should be something to cover BMPs, Best Manage ment Practices, to conserve water. Any extremist like Al Gore, there should be a red ag, because maybe there is something to what he is saying about Global Warming, said Lemmon, who has worked for the Florida Park Service since 2014. I believe there is a little bit of truth to what is going on out there with ice melting. I live and see everyday what our rivers are doing, I see the algae. She said among the many things people can do to help include talking about it, educating, volunteering in a state park, going to the state parks and even just being conscious of water conservation. She said it will eventually become like second nature to not conserve water or keepings springs and parks clean. Lemmon also spoke about air quality and how it affects more than just the atmosphere when it is a local problem. Across from Lafayette Blue Springs is an old dairy farm and the owner is renting the facility to people who are bringing in chicken manure and cooking it. For preservation, Lemmon said its wanting to preserve the quality and resources that are here. She passed out books that show the springs and what they look like as well as different trails that are available for anyone who wants to go. She talked about the Civil War Trail and the Seminole Indian War Trail. She also mentioned the ferry at Troy Springs and the trade that happened on the Suwannee Riv er. How it should be preserved and cherished for the histo ry that it brings to the state of Florida.

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PAGE 2A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL 58433-1 STATE & NATION Printers, publishers launch coalition to stop newsprint tariffs ARLINGTON, Va. Members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing indus tries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, announced Monday the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed coun tervailing duties and anti-dumping duties on imports of Canadian un coated groundwood pa pers including newsprint and other papers. These preliminary du ties, which were assessed by the Department of Commerce in January and March, respective ly, are reportedly the result of a petition filed by North Pacific Paper Company. The STOPP coalition said in a prepared state ment it is concerned that these CVD and AD duties, which range up to 32 percent combined, will saddle U.S. printing and publishing business es with increased costs and threaten thousands of American jobs. The Coalition is asking the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Congress to reject these newsprint tariffs. With the announce ment, STOPP has launched a new website: www.stopnewsprinttar iffs.org and is inviting other interested parties to join in the fight to over turn these tariffs. Members of the STOPP coalition include American Society of News Editors, Asso ciation of Alternative Newsmedia, Association of American Publishers, Association for Print Technologies, Book Manufacturers Institute, Catalyst Paper, Inland Press Association, Kru ger, Local Search Asso ciation, National News paper Association, News Media Alliance, Printing Industries of America, Quad Graphics, Rayoni er Advance Materials, Resolute Forest Products, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Trusted Media Brands (formerly Readers Digest Association), Valassis Communications and Worzalla. The impact of these tariffs on newspapers, paper producers, book publishers and others has the potential to be dev astating to entire indus tries, the coalition said in a prepared statement. Newsprint is the sec ond largest expense for small newspapers after human resource costs, said Susan Rowell, pub lisher of the Lancaster News and president of the National Newspaper Association. A decision by the federal govern ment to impose tariffs on our paper supply would imperil our news-gath ering missions and put jobs in jeopardy at our newspapers and at many other organizations and companies in our com munities that rely upon a healthy newspaper. The bottom line is these tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper would not protect domestic paper producers. Paper manufacturers are not able to absorb the cost of the tariff and have al ready let it be known that the tariff will be passed on to U.S. consumers, said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. This will result in driv ing up the costs of print and force an even faster migration to digital op tions at a time when our industry is already being severely disrupted. This will result in the loss of U.S. jobs. In the case of rural residents with no broadband access, they will end up underserved with no newspaper ei ther. As the leading pro ducer and employer for uncoated groundwood paper in the United States, we recognize that market erosion, not unfair trade, has caused more than a 75 percent decline in North American newsprint consumption since the year 2000, said Seth Kursman, vice president of corporate communica tions, sustainability and government affairs for Resolute Forest Products. The current investiga tion by Commerce, at the request of one outlier company, is causing even more turmoil and job losses in the newsprint and commercial printing paper segments. Michael Makin, presi dent and CEO of Printing Industries of America, said, As consumers of Uncoated Groundwood paper, printing compa nies especially those geographically posi tioned in the Midwest and Northeast will feel the havoc coun tervailing duties and antidumping tariffs will bring to the market place. Printers will be faced with the lose-lose proposition of absorbing the hit, which will lead to higher operational costs, or passing it on to their customers, many of whom wish to remain in print but have cheaper, electronic alternative methods to deliver con tent or to advertise. In addition to news papers and directories, UGW grades of paper are used extensively by book publishers, said Jim Fetherston, presi dent & CEO of Worzalla Publishing Company and current president of the Book Manufacturers In stitute. Imposing these duties and tariffs will have a devastating eco nomic impact especially on the domestic printing industry and the tens of thousands of Americans employed in the process of making books. Allan Adler, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for the Association of Amer ican Publishers said, The U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce should consider how protective duties can harm some important U.S. industries while protecting others. AAP joined the STOPP Coalition to address book publishing concerns that unjustified countervail ing duties in the pending ITC proceedings regard ing Canadian uncoated groundwood paper im ports could cause mate rial injury to U.S. book publishing and literacy programs for young read ers by raising the cost of papers used to produce inexpensive paperback books for children that help advance early child hood reading develop ment. Publishers are already feeling the negative con sequences of a tighter newsprint market and higher prices because of these preliminary news print duties, said David Chavern, president and CEO, News Media Alli ance. We will turn over every stone to fight these duties so that there is no disruption in the flow of news and information to the citizens who rely upon printed newspapers throughout the country. Association for Print Technologies Vice President, Government Affairs Mark Nuzzaco said technology sup pliers stand shoulder to shoulder with their printing and publishing colleagues in STOPP, the efforts of which comport with APTechs free trade agenda. jason.smith@ganews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. Toys R Us has ofcially led court documents to liquidate all 735 of its stores in the United States, including the Valdosta store located off St. Augus tine Road. The South Georgia store has approximately 30 reg ular employees, according to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Com merce. Court documents do not list a timeline or order for store closures, accord ing to the United States Toys R Us to close Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Richmond Division. However, March 14, the company contacted its U.S. employees informing them that they may be termi nated 60 calendar-days after receiving the notice, according to court docu ments listed in an Associ ated Press story. The closure will put approximately 30,000 em ployees out of work, the document states. Toys R Us is antici pating all of its stores and distribution centers to be closed by the end of 2018. Lynn Bennett, area di rector of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University, explained how local busi ness owners can prevent this type of closure from happening to their busi ness. Small businesses in Val dosta would benet from having a strategic plan and not letting their debt get out of control, she said. However, Toys R Us wont leave a gap in the toy market, she said. With two Walmarts in town, a small competitor wouldnt be able to compete with a large retailers buying power. That isnt to say an individual couldnt open up their own toy store, but they wont be able to compete with the prices, she said. As for keeping stores in the area, she said, I would say we need to patronize our small local businesses to ensure their livelihood. For Theresa Westberry of Valdosta, mother of Abigail, 8, and Maci, 5, the news is devastating, she said. In her family, it is tra dition to take her two daughters to Toys R Us to reward them for good behavior, good grades, get ting shots or doing extra chores. My husband or I would take our children on a monthly basis, she said. But more than giving her children new toys, taking her children to shop was a way to keep up to date on what her children are inter ested in, she said. It allows (the children) to explore, and see what exactly they want, she said. When her children talk about toys she doesnt know, Westberry could go to Toys R Us and nd the toy and surprise them with it if they have been well behaved. Because the family would go to the store reg ularly, Westberry would use it as a teaching tool to teach her children about how to pick items they really want, and not toys they wont care about after a few hours. It makes them priori tize because we give them a limit on what they can spend, she said. So they have to prioritize what they want in a department store that has everything they want. Westberry hadnt told her daughters the news Thursday afternoon, but planned to once the clear ance prices start appearing, she said. She wants to be able to explain why the prices are dropping and how it correlates with the store closing. LIVE OAK Sign-ups are now un derway for Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperatives rst cornhole open tour nament. The tournament will be conducted Saturday, April 14, at Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, 11340 100th Street in Live Oak. The event is a fundraiser to benet United Way of Suwannee Valley. Tournament operations will be con ducted by North Florida Cornhole. Warm-ups will begin at 11 a.m., and the games will start at noon. Tickets are $40 for two-person teams. Individuals can sign up for $20 and be paired with a partner at the tournament. Individual players and teams can sign up at www.suwanneecornhole.com. Tickets may also be purchased at United Way of Suwannee Valley, 871 SW State Road 47, Lake City, or at the SVEC ofce. CORNerstone sponsors are Farmers Cooperative, Inc. First Federal Bank of Florida, Poole Realty and North Florida Printing Co., Inc. For further information or tickets, visit or contact United Way of Suwannee Val ley or www.suwanneecornhole.com. Sign-ups underway for Suwannee Valley Cornhole Tournament

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 3A 59925-1 58646-1 The other day while taking a walk on our property, I was surprised by having a fox spring up from the low vegetation in front of me. The small mammal sprung up and bounded like a rabbit until it went out of sight. It is always a treat to encounter a fox in the wild. The fox is a canid in the dog family. However, foxes also exhibit characteristics of cats. Fox kittens hiss and spit. Adults have several vocalizations and can also meow like a cat. On occasion, they assume the cats threat posture of standing with their back arched up like a Halloween cat. Foxes have vertical slit pupils unlike the round pupils of their canid relatives, dogs. They also have partially retractable front claws. Foxes have very alert senses. They can hear, smell and see very well. This helps them in hunting effort to nd their food such as eggs, berries, birds, insects, small mammals and sometimes even garbage. They are opportunistic omnivores that will eat just about anything. Baby foxes, called kits, cubs or pups, are cute and adorable little animals. They are hard to resist and rank very high on the cuteness scale. Most encounters with foxes are after dark. On numerous occasions I have ob served them roaming about in the early morning and late afternoon. This is known as crepuscular activity. Known predators of foxes are coyotes, bobcats and great-horned owls. There are two kinds of foxes found in north Florida. The rst is the red fox. Most believe that the red fox is not native. Had it not been for some early pioneers and hunt ers with their packs of well-trained hunting hounds, the red fox might never have found its way to Florida. Most believe it was im ported for hunting purposes. A large red fox can easily be mistaken for the larger coyote. Foxes run with their tail stretched out horizontally. Coyotes run with their tails pointed somewhat in a downward position. The red fox usually has a white-tipped tail. To make identica tion more confusing, some red foxes are grayish-red in overall color. If you ever visit a zoo with an outdoor fox exhibit, you often will detect the smell of the foxes before you arrive at the exhibit. They have a distinct pungent scent that you can smell when they mark their territory. Red foxes are fairly large as foxes go. A large red fox may way up to 25 pounds but most are smaller. They have been clocked at running up to 45 miles per hour. Their life span in the wild is believed to be from 3 to 5 years. The second fox found in north Florida is the gray fox. Smaller than the red fox, the gray fox usually weighs less than 10 pounds. Records show that they can live up to 10 years in the wild. The gray fox usu ally has a black-tipped tail vs. the red foxs white-tipped tail. Did you know? If you see a fox up in a tree in our area it probably is a gray fox. They are the only members of the family Canidae who can climb trees! Their dens have been found as high as 30 feet above the ground. If you are fortunate enough to see a stealthy fox in the wild, enjoy the experi ence. They are truly amazing animals! As always, enjoy your north Florida nature trails. Share them with others, espe cially children. Jerry Walls is a Naturalist and Environ mental Educator living in north Florida. For questions or comments, e-mail Jerry at jwalls443@gmail.com. Encountering foxes in North Florida MAYO The Florida Department of Health in Lafayette celebrates March as National Nu trition Month, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This years theme is: Go Further with Food. The campaign highlights the far-reaching benets of making informed eating choices. Informed eating goes further than choosing the most nutritious options eating choices can also conserve money, save time, and reduce food waste. Making smart food choices has a direct im pact on your health, Kerry S. Waldron, Ad ministrator and Health Ofcer for the Department of Health in Lafayette and Suwannee counties, said in a release. Being healthy, growing healthy begins we you start eating healthy. The Academy of Nutri tion and Dietetics suggests following these tips to go further with food: healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regu lar basis; you have on hand before buying more at the store; that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week; sizes. Eat and drink the amount thats right for you, as MyPlate encourag es us to do; food safety practices; enjoy and be physically active most days of the week; healthy eating by consult ing with a registered di etitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easyto-follow personalized nu trition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs. To learn more about nutrition and National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at: www.eatright.org. Look for the DOH Healthiest Weight booth at the Suwannee County Fair. It will have lots of information to help in making healthier choices for ones lifestyle. DOH-Lafayette promotes healthy eating for Nutrition Month MAYO Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be holding an Easter sun rise service April 1. The sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. at the church, 816 SW County Road 351. A simple breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall after the sunrise service with Sunday School following at 9:30 a.m. The normal morning worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. rf jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK The Arc North Floridas 20th An nual Lawn Mower Race will be will be Saturday at Johns Lawn Equipment located at 1629 Ohio Ave. North in Live Oak. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. the day of the race. The races will start at 10 a.m. The Arc North Flor ida, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) non-prot agency providing advocacy and services to individuals with an intellectual and/ or physical disability. Individuals participating in The Arc North Flor ida programs receive the necessary training to function as independent ly as possible and each client is provided op portunities to participate fully in the community. The Arc North Florida provides services for people diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Cere bral Palsy, Spina Bida, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Autism. There will be individual races and team races. The cost of an individual racer is $125 and the team of four is $250. The support from the community every year is heartwarming, said Lisa Perry of The Arc. To register before the event, visit www.arcn. com/LMR or contact Per ry at 386-362-7143. rfffff ntb

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PAGE 4A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL Opinion rf rfnftrbfb fftfr rbfbf LOS ANGELES On a recent Sunday evening, Katie Hill, 30, whose father is an LA police lieutenant in Bev erly Hills, boarded a red-eye ight to Washington for frenetic fundraising and networking. She must really want to get into the House of Representatives. If she does, she will have defeated a two-term incumbent, Rep. Steve Knight, 51, who was an LA police ofcer for 18 years and is the last Republican in a district containing a signicant portion of Los Angeles County. Californias 25th District includes Simi Valley, which is famous as the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Li brary and the trial of police ofcers charged with brutality against Rodney King. It is home to many of the Los Angeles police ofcers who helped quell the city rioting after the accused ofcers acquittal. Hills father-in-law, too, is a cop. Her husbands uncle was an ofcer killed in the line of duty; his death is currently Orange Countys only unsolved police murder. In the June 5 primary, Hill will be the rst Demo crat to receive her fathers vote. The 25th is at the top of the list of seven (of 14) Repub lican-held California seats that Democrats hope to capture because Hillary Clinton carried them. The seven are almost a third of the 23 such districts nationwide. Joe Trippi, the Democratic consultant who was media adviser to Doug Jones successful Alabama U.S. Senate campaign, says Jones got votes from Republicans who still support the pres ident but want no more chaos. But referring to California Democrats, he warns that our own enthusiasm might get in the way. This is because in 2012, Democrats who run this al most monochrome blue state ignored the axiom that improvements often make things worse. They instituted a primary system under which the top two vote-getters for an ofce are on the November ballots, even if both are from the same party. This year, Democrats, fueled by fury against the president, might produce such a profusion of candidates that the Democratic vote will be fragmented, putting weak gener al-election Democrats, or no Democrats, on some November ballots. In 2014, when Republican Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, retired after 11 terms representing the 25th, Republican Tony Strickland, with 30 percent of the primary vote, ran against Knight (28 percent) in November. Democrats were excluded because their top performer in the primary received 22 percent. In 2016, a Democrat, Bryan Caforio, ran against Knight and lost by 6 points while Clinton was winning the district by 7 points. Caforio is running again. Either he or Hill probably will be Knights opponent in November. Congressional districts drawn by Republican state legisla tures after the 2010 census and after that years anti-Demo cratic wave election might somewhat insulate Republicans from a blue wave this year. But eight years is a long time in a dynamic region like Southern California, and for eight years the 25th has been receiving an inux of housing ref ugees people of modest means seeking affordable hous ing outside the city, and bringing the citys political sensibil ity. The district is now 39 percent Latino. Donald Trump, who did not visit California in the 13 months after becoming president, did worse there in 2016 (31.6 percent of the vote) than Herbert Hoover did against Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 (37.4). Yes, Hoover was a Cal ifornia resident, but the national unemployment rate was 24.7 percent. The district is more than one-third Democratic, about one-third Republican, and one-quarter independent. Knights vote for the Republican tax bill, with its limits on the deductibility of state and local taxes, adds to his vulnera bility in high-tax California. Being 21 years younger than Knight is another Hill advan tage. In 2008, Barack Obama carried national voters under age 45 by 15 points. In Alabama in December, Jones carried that age cohort by around 20 points. Suburban women, of whom the 25th District has many, also are recoiling against Republicans. The Economist reports that, nationally, around 400 women, mostly Democrats, are planning to run for the House, at least 50 for the Senate and 79 for governor. ... At state and local levels, the picture is the same. In 2015 and 2016, around 900 women consulted Emilys List (which supports women candidates) about standing for ofce; since Mr. Trumps election, over 26,000 have. One of them re cently took a red-eye to get on Emilys List. George Wills email address is georgewill@washpost. com. Democrats dream of capturing handful of California districts 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 spent some time in California last week, and it was great to see some of the things I had only read about or seen on television. I will never forget seeing my children standing next to some of the redwood trees I have been singing about in This Land Is Your Land since I was a boy. Riding up and down some of the steepest streets I have ever seen in a cable car that felt as old as it looked made me appreciate the leaders who decided to keep the worlds last manually operated cable car system running. It makes you think about the future when you see things that have been around before your time and that will still be around after your time is up. The news of some notable deaths last week also forced me to think about what I will be leaving behind when I am not here. First, I heard about the death of rapper Craig Mack. Many of you probably dont recognize his name, but he had this one rap song that made all of the other rap songs that came before it sound instantly old. I still listen to that brand new avor in my ear from time to time and it still sounds exciting and makes me want to get up and do some thing. Craig Mack was 46 when he passed away. I know as I get older, I will frequently hear about people my age who have passed away, but, being 46, it makes me feel odd when I hear about someone my age who passes. Then, the next day, I heard the news about Stephen Hawk ings passing. He lived a remarkable life, and I have listened to some of his speeches and read some of his writing. He made the most of every day because he was not expected to live beyond the age of 25 due to his early-onset Lou Gehrigs disease. He probably outlived many of his former doctors. Stephen Hawking recently made headlines when he felt mankind would need to nd another planet to colonize in order to ensure the survival of our species. I am not sure if his dire prediction is correct, and I hope I am not around to nd out. While I was in California, I learned the name of a man I might be able to emulate and in that way, have something I have done live on beyond me. I dont think I will be writing any memorable rap tunes or guring out anything the scien tists who came before me could not gure out. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of the amazing examples of Indian artifacts found by Ernest Dalidio in San Luis Obispo. He would scour the farm elds after the rain to nd and pre serve all of these beautiful rocks carved by our ancestors. He then donated many of these artifacts to the museum located in the town near his farm. I am not done nding all that I am going to nd in and around Suwannee County. I hope to keep looking for many years, and I hope my children know what to do with my col lection when I am gone. 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. There is no place like home While having lunch earlier this week, my son picked a sesame seed off his bun and handed it to my wife. Not a big deal. Until he informed her it was so we could go home and grow a burger. Im not sure if we need any special soil to pull off this feat or if regular old dirt will do. But Im sure area farmers and restaurants will be interested if he can accomplish turning a sesame seed into a full-blown hamburger. It was just the latest example that kids really do say the darnedest things. Have you ever wondered just where do children come up with some of their ideas? He may be just 5, but my son is full of ideas ranging from funny to brilliant and everywhere in between. During our familys spring break trip to the mountains in Tennessee, we visited Cooters Place in Gatlinburg, a de facto Dukes of Hazzard museum. While it may no longer be deemed acceptable television viewing, when I was his age, it was among my favorite things. Countless General Lee matchbox cars were played with until the tires were worn off, constantly replaced by my parents. So while that particular destination may have been more for me than him, my son did get a Flash Coltrane drivers license from Cooters. Im not sure why a dog needs a drivers license, but my son be lieved he was now capable of driving. When told after we got home that he still wasnt allowed to drive the car, he deject edly realized that his license was useful. What we hope is a useful and fun ac tivity is T-ball. Entering his rst season, the importance of listening and following directions is quickly being reinforced in practices. When the coach gathers the play ers at the pitchers mound before sending them off to their next activity, he tells them to move on the word go. Normally that follows an assortment of similar-sounding words. I know one who is starting to gure that out as my son declared this week that his coach is saying gopher or goblin just to see who is paying attention. Now hopefully hell continue picking up the other lessons and learn to play baseball. And maybe even a new way to grow a hamburger. Jamie Wachter is the editor of the Su wannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. He can be reached at jamie. wachter@ganews.com or 386-362-1734, ext. 131. Learning about growing hamburgers r

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 5A I seriously overslept this morning! Is it just me or is anyone else having a tough time adapting to daylight savings time? I do love the extra daylight hours in the evening, but I cant seem to get enough sleep to make up for the hour we lost a few weeks ago. So, I ew out of bed and was out the door in 20 minutes, but then spent the rest of the morning trying to get my brain in gear. Since I obviously didnt have time to get any wise counsel from my Bible this morning, I grabbed it and my devotional book on my way out the door. One of my absolute favorite things about Jesus is that He is always right on time even when Im not. As I spent the morning being frustrated about being behind on my to-do list, I convinced myself that this day was doomed to be unproductive. By noon, I had bare ly crossed anything off my list. So I grabbed my Bible and book to at least get that done while I ate lunch. Through my devotion book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, this is what Jesus had to say to me: A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me (Jesus), even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list become an idol directing your life. I am not even kidding. To be honest, I didnt really appreci ate these words at rst. I mean, surely God wants us to be productive, right? Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of Jesus friends Mary and Martha. Their story is found in Luke 10:38-42. To make a short story even shorter, Jesus and his disciples were visiting and Mar tha was serving them. Her younger sister Mary sat listening to Him teach, which put Martha behind schedule. I couldnt help but wonder if she overslept too. Martha then com plained to Jesus, to which He replied, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her. So maybe spending time with Him should be our priority over the to-do list. Even when we get behind schedule! The awesome thing about how His timing works is that if I had not over slept, I would have read this about 6 a.m. this morning over a great cup of coffee, nodded in agreement, and closed the book. Then I would have gone about my day, probably being very productive, checking things off my list and perhaps even a few things from tomorrows list as well. I would have totally missed the truth of that to-do list being an idol directing my life. Being frustrated over the events of the morning and my own limitations revealed that I was doing exactly this very thing. I think Jesus timing in Marthas life taught her a very similar lesson. Lets try to accept each day, HOWEVER it comes, and nd Him in the midst of it. Because Every Heart Matters, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches Bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers Biblical coun seling to individuals, couples and fam ilies. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@windstream. net Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Mayo Free Press. Make room for God every day Heart Matters 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 57194-1 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). Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV Healthy Living rfn What choice will you make? Fear. It can make the strongest of us literally shake in our boots. Things we fear can range from going to the doctor to making mistakes to one of the big gest fear of change. When fear or anxiety pays us a visit, our bodies go into fight or flight mode. This frame of mind makes it near impossible for us to think straight or make decisions. I remember when my parents moved me into the basement bedroom of our home in Cleveland, feeling afraid to go down the steps without the lights on. Someone had to stand at the top of the stairs until I got in my room and closed that door before the lights could be turned off. More like slammed that door because not only was it pitch black in our basement, the furnace made funky noises that sounded like someone trying to get of the laundry room. Logically I knew no one was in that basement except me. After all my dog Buffy never paid any attention to any thing when we were in the basement. If something were there she would have barked like crazy. Emotionally? It was a whole other issue that was difficult to overcome until I was older around high school age. Fear can be so convincing it will cause us to talk ourselves out of our dreams. Fear will bring up our pasts. It will tell you that you should not even try. It will tell you that you are not enough. If fear is affecting your health and wellness, it is time to get a grip on it. First thing to do is to acknowledge your fear. Yes you are afraid of walking into the gym because people will look at you. Trying a new nutri tion program because your family will hate it. Moving forward on your health journey because you have failed in the past. Stop letting fear call the shots. From me to you, from a health and wellness perspective, people are very self-fo cused at the gym. They are really not paying much attention to their sur roundings. If they do look at you, its probably just that a glance. Go into that gym with your head held high and dont worry about what ANYONE thinks. Lets talk about nutrition. Its true. Your family may not like your chang ing what they are used to eating. Did the sky fall? No, it did not. Focus on changing YOUR nu trition and let them make the decision to follow your lead. Kids notice what their parents do. Show them a good example. Youve failed in the past? Who hasnt? Every single successful person you know has failed MANY times in the past. Ask them. The difference between those that are successful and those that are not, is the successful people NEVER give up. Im not the slimmest fitness instruc tor in town. Do I care? Nope. My focus is and always has been on being the best me I can be. At times, the scale was lower and at other times those numbers were higher. So what? I can run circles around most folks that are sitting on their couches. In my morning classes, when people say theyre discouraged, my first ques tion to them is I hear what youre say ing but may I ask how you are feeling? Do you know every single time the an swer is great or fantastic? Those little bitty numbers on that scale are one of many points to check on your wellness journey. Fact of the matter is we have two choices when it comes to dealing with fear. We can forget everything we want to do and run for the hills OR we can face our fear and rise up to reach our goals. It is up to YOU to stop fear dead in its track. Dont make fear the enemy. Fear is simply an emotion. Harness that fear and use it to propel you forward and REACH those goals. You ARE coura geous and you CAN do it. Go make it happen. Have a wonderful week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certified fitness instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell Instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instruc tor, gentle flow yoga, teaches morning classes at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger.com, 386-292-6105 or denisesanger@gmail.com.

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PAGE 6A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL 52276-1 DATE School Lunch Menu Mayo riway LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARYBREAKFAST LUNCH LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOLLUNCH BREAKFAST Chicken Parmesan Corn Romaine Salad Ranch Dressing Bread Sticks Apple Slices Oranges Assorted MilkEntree #1 Chicken Parmesan Entree #2 Ground Beef Lasagna Com Romaine Salad served with Ranch Dressing Bread Sticks Apple Slices Oranges Assorted Milk 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.3/26 Mon. 3/27 Tues. 3/28 Wed. 3/29 Thurs. 3/30 Fri.Beef Taco Lettuce, Tomatoes Cheddar Cheese, Salsa Refried Beans Yellow Rice Diced Peaches Fresh Apples Assorted MilkEntree #1 Cheese and Ham Macaroni Entree #2 Chef Salad served with assorted dressings Low Sodium Green Beans Carrots Biscuits Applesauce Seasonal Fruit Assorted Milk Cheese Pizza Sweet Potato California Veggie Blend Fruit Cocktail Fresh Blueberries Assorted MilkEntree #1 Cheese Pizza Entree #2 Pepperoni Pizza Carrots California Veggie Blend Fruit Cocktail Fresh Blueberries Assorted Milk Peanut Butter & Jelly Cracker Sandwich Assorted Cereal Scooby-Doo Graham Crackers Pineapple Tidbits Seasonal Fruit Assorted Milk Pop Tarts Yogurt Trix Assorted Cereal Scooby-Doo Graham Crackers Orange Juice Diced Peaches Assorted Milk Pancake Wraps Syrup Cups Assorted Cereal Zoo Animal Crackers Pineapple Tidbits Bananas Assorted Milk Mini Bagels Cinnamon Cream Cheese Assorted Cereal Dick and Jane Crackers Diced Pears Oranges Assorted MilkReduced Fat Donut Assorted Cereal Dick and Jane Crackers Diced Pears Oranges Assorted Milk Mini Orange Bread Assorted Cereal Honey Maid Graham Crackers Apple Juice Bananas Assorted Milk French Toast Stick Syrup Cups Assorted Cereal Bear Cinnamon Cracker Grahams Fruit Cocktail Oranges Assorted Milk Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Round Assorted Cereal Bear Cinnamon Cracker Grahams Fruit Cocktail Oranges Assorted Milk Entree #1 Beef Taco Entree #2 Chicken Fajitas Lettuce, Tomatoes Cheddar Cheese, Salsa Refried Beans Yellow Rice Diced Peaches Fresh Apples Assorted Milk Managers Choice Assorted Cereal Honey Maid Graham Crackers Applesauce Bananas Assorted Milk Hamburger on a Bun Lettuce, Tomatoes Dill Pickles Potato Rounds Pineapple Tidbits Bananas Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise Assorted Milk Entree #1 Hamburger on a Bun Entree #2 Fish Sandwich Lettuce, Tomatoes, Dill Pickles Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise Potato Rounds Pineapple Tidbits Bananas Assorted Milk Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes Syrup Cups Assorted Cereal Zoo Animal Crackers Apple Juice Fresh Blueberries Assorted Milk Cheese and Ham Macaroni Low Sodium Green Beans Carrots Biscuits Applesauce Seasonal Fruit Assorted Milk 58080-1 Easter Sunrise ServiceApril 1st ............. 7:00 a.m.Pleasant Grove Baptist Church816 SW CR-351 Mayo, FLSimple Breakfast after the Sunrise Service in our Fellowship Hall Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. advantage. That ninth-grade en glish teacher saw some thing in me that I didnt let the education system do its job, Musgrove said. The education system, this is the simple denition, I thought it was some gov ernment program that forc es you to come in and tells you what to do. No, this lady said you speak well and you write well, and today I get paid to come in to public school to speak to students. Also during Future Nows events, several vid eos are played emphasizing how students should have Continued From Page 1A FutureNow a plan and know what they are good at, while also allowing them to become a part of the FutureNow group to help others know their goals and dreams. There were also skits to show the outcome of dis tractions such as alcohol, drugs or premarital sex on their plans and dreams. The event also featured a band that played inspirational hits from today to inspire students to nd something they are good at and learn to use it. Everybody has a story, Musgrove said. I always ask people where are you from? Whats your name? What are you doing? I love hearing peoples stories. He told the students that they can be what they are gifted to be. He ex plained how he is terrible with numbers, is not mu sically inclined, but he is a talker. I am here to tell you to let the education system here at Lafayette High School let them help you determine your skill sets and then help you develop those skill sets, you will make lots of money, he said. You will love what you do. If you nd some thing you love to do then it is not really work any more. 60179-1 rffrntb Fair times Fair times rfnr tbntnb rnnnnnnnn nntnn rnbnnn tnnnbr ftftfntf frntb rnfn b fttfrntb fb frftnttn frntb tfnrn fntb fnfrtb PHILADELPHIA A man with Mayo ties has been named the 2017 Alumni of the Year by La Salle University in Philadel phia. Barry Wilkins, who received an MBA in nance from La Salle in 2009, said the three traits that have helped him be successful are faith, discipline and pursuing passions. I wanted to give my career some legs, Wilkins told La Salle Magazine about adding the degree from the school to his B.S. in economics and mathematics minor from the University of Pittsburgh. And thats exactly what I got. I went from zero background in credit analysis, bud geting and forecast analysis to one of the best (nan cial) underwriters on my team, he said, crediting the education from La Salle, including some travel study trips. That stems from the condence levels I was able to learn at La Salle and getting involved. Wilkins has used that education to move from senior relationship strategist and vice president at PNC Bank (Wealth Management Group) to serving as the FUSE executive fellow with the Managing Directors Ofce and Department of Commerce with the City of Philadel phia. I dont think that theres anybody who has the back ground that I have, which makes you stand out, he told the magazine. And thats what you need these days. One of my fears is that I dont want to be a one-trick pony. But he also has those key traits to make sure that doesnt happen. Im spiritually grounded, I work hard and I pursue the things Im passionate about and everything else sort of falls into place from there, he added in the maga zine. Wilkins is the proud son of Annies Holton Wilkins, a Mayo native who currently resides with her family in Philadelphia. Wilkins named La Salles 2017 Alumni of the Year tr nf b

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 7A FAMILY FEATURES For many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. Rather than instituting a restrictive diet that forces you to cut back on your favorite snacks and dishes, consider making simple changes that can go a long way so you can enjoy the flavors of the season without sacrificing taste or eating less. For example, Atkins offers a long-term, healthy lifestyle featuring a balanced approach of high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein and healthy fats, while focusing on reducing levels of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and hidden sugars, which are the carbohydrates that convert to sugar in the body you cant see them but your body does. Fresh flavors abound during spring, and you can enjoy natures bounty while avoiding hidden sugars by selecting highfiber, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables. For example, a single avocado contains 10 grams of dietary fiber in addition to healthy fat. Consider a menu comprised of recipes like Egg-Filled Avocado with Prosciutto, Avocado Kale Berry Smoothie Bowl and Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl. Learn more about the benefits of a balanced, flexible, low-carb approach to eating at Atkins.com. Find more inspiration, tips and recipes by seeking out additional resources like Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less: Your Guidebook for Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle. The book, filled with 100 whole-food recipes and simple solutions for living a low-carb lifestyle, contains a variety of meal plans, low-carb takes on classic comfort foods and tips for creating a low-carb kitchen. Readers can also learn about Atkins 100, a flexible and personalized low-carb lifestyle program. Egg-Filled Avocado with ProsciuttoRecipe courtesy of Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less Active time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 6 ounces watercress or baby spinach 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 8 large eggs 4 ripe Hass avocados, halved lengthwise and pitted olive oil spray 8 slices (about 4 ounces) prosciutto Place the watercress or baby spinach in large bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and toss well. Divide among four small plates. In large skillet, heat 2 inches water over medium heat until bubbles cover bottom and sides of pan. Crack eggs into small bowl (do not use eggs with broken yolks). When a few bubbles have broken surface of water, gently pour each egg into pan, leaving room between them. Cook eggs, without stirring, until whites are just set and yolks are still runny, 2-3 minutes. Use rubber spatula to gently release eggs from bottom of pan, if necessary. Using slotted spoon, remove eggs from water and drain on paper towels. Place poached egg in each avocado half. Coat medium skillet with olive oil spray. Heat skillet over medium heat and add prosciutto. Cook until crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer two avocadofilled egg halves to each plate and serve immediately with two slices prosciutto. Nutritional information per serving: 4.1g net carbs; 422 calories; 16 g total carbs; 11.9 g fiber; 18.5 g protein; 34 g fat.Avocado Kale Berry Smoothie BowlRecipe courtesy of Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less Active time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 2 1/3 cup plain protein powder 1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup water 1/2 ripe Hass avocado 1 cup kale leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 teaspoon stevia (sugar substitute) 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries such as blackberries, strawberries or raspberries 2 tablespoons almond or walnut halves 2 tablespoons chia seeds In blender, blend protein powder, yogurt, water, avocado, kale, mint and stevia until smooth then divide between two bowls. Sprinkle berries, nuts and chia seeds over smoothies. Serve immediately. Nutritional information per serving: 12.5 g net carbs; 356 calories; 24.2 g total carbs; 11.8 g fiber; 32.2 g protein; 15.6 g fat.Thai Peanut Buddha BowlRecipe courtesy of Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Olive oil spray 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (12 ounces total) Dressing: 1/2 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 tablespoons hot water 4 cups baby spinach 1 ripe Hass avocado, thinly sliced 1 medium zucchini, cut into noodle shapes 2 carrots, cut into noodle shapes 2 radishes, thinly sliced 8 sprigs cilantro Heat oven to 400 F. Coat small skillet with olive oil spray. Add chicken to skillet and cook 3-4 minutes, turning once or twice to brown chicken. Slide into oven and bake 68 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in center when sliced with a knife. Set aside to rest 5 minutes then shred. To make dressing: In large bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and hot water. Whisk well until smooth. Divide spinach and avocado among four bowls. Top with chicken, zucchini, carrots, radishes and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately. Tip: If you dont have a spiralizer, you can achieve the same effect by using a vegetable peeler to shave thin ribbons. You can also use a mandoline vegetable slicer then use a knife to cut the strips into thinner noodle-like strips. Nutritional information per serving: 10.8 g net carbs; 427 calories; 18.1 g total carbs; 7.3 g fiber; 21.8 g protein; 30.7 g fat. Live Low-Carb

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PAGE 8A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL Rack of Lamb with QuinoaHazelnut Crust and Mint PestoPrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 2 tablespoons red quinoa 2 tablespoons white quinoa 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon, finely chopped toasted hazelnuts, divided 2 racks of lamb, about 1 pound each 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/8 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Black Pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet Organic Mint 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Garlic Powder 1 cup plain Greek yogurt Rinse quinoa; drain well. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring quinoa and water to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 13 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Spread cooked quinoa on baking sheet to cool. Stir in 1/4 cup hazelnuts. Set aside. Heat oven to 450 F. Brush racks of lamb lightly with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt and pepper. Coat lamb with quinoa mixture, pressing firmly to adhere. Place lamb on roasting rack in foil-lined, shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil. Roast 20-25 minutes, or until desired doneness. To make Mint Pesto: In small bowl, mix remaining oil, remaining hazelnuts, lemon juice, mint, garlic powder and remaining sea salt until well blended. Stir 1 teaspoon pesto into yogurt. To serve: Carve lamb into chops. Drizzle with remaining pesto. Serve with yogurt sauce.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK PAGE 2B Bunny Butt Cupcakes FAMILY FEATURES This Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb. Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think, especially when using a pressure cooker. You can combine aromatic herbs with white wine for a juicy leg of lamb in under an hour. Or try baking a rack of lamb crusted with a quinoa-hazelnut combination and topped with a mint pesto. For a perfect, set-and-forget side, try slow cooker carrots, sprinkled with dill weed and lemon extract for a delightful spring dish. End the meal with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny, which can satisfy the sweet tooth of guests of all ages. Find more Easter recipes at McCormick.com and find McCormick Spice on Facebook and Pinterest. Bunny Butt CupcakesRecipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of I am baker Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1 2-layer size white cake mix 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, divided 1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 2 sticks butter, softened 16 ounces confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons milk 10 drops McCormick Green Food Color 1-2 drops McCormick Red Food Color 12 large marshmallows, halved crosswise 3 tablespoons white nonpareil sprinkles Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding 1 tablespoon lemon extract and vanilla. Spoon 3 tablespoons batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack. To make bunny feet: In medium, microwave-safe bowl, microwave white chocolate chips on high 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Spoon into pastry bag or re-sealable plastic bag. Snip small corner from bag. Pipe 24 pairs of bunny feet onto parchment or wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Use toothpick to smooth out bumps or rough edges, and gently tap cookie sheet on counter to help settle. Allow to harden 2 minutes in freezer or 15 minutes in refrigerator. To make frosting: In large bowl, beat butter and remaining lemon extract until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Remove half the frosting and place in medium bowl. Add green food color; mix until evenly blended. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with grass decorating tip. Set aside. Remove half the remaining frosting into small bowl. Add red food color; mix until light pink. Spoon into another pastry bag. Using pink frosting, pipe three toes and padding on each bunny foot. Once frosting has set (about 1 hour) gently press down on pink frosting to create smoother look. To assemble cupcakes: Pipe green frosting onto each cupcake in series of short motions to create individual grass spots. Cover top of each cupcake completely. To make bunny butts: Place cut sides of marshmallow halves onto each frosted cupcake, leaving room for bunny feet. Shape remaining white frosting into dime-sized balls then roll with white sprinkles to cover. Pipe small drop of remaining pink or white frosting onto top of each marshmallow. Press bunny tail on top. Place both bunny feet against base of marshmallow with toes facing down. Lemon Dill Slow Cooker CarrotsPrep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 3-4 hours Servings: 6 Nonstick cooking spray 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons McCormick Dill Weed 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Lemon Extract 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add carrots, water and salt; toss to coat. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or until tender. In small bowl, mix olive oil, dill weed, lemon extract, Dijon mustard and vinegar. Stir into cooked carrots in slow cooker before serving.Electric Pressure Cooker LambPrep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 48 minutes Servings: 12 1 tablespoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon McCormick crushed Rosemary Leaves 2 teaspoons McCormick Sea Salt 1 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves 1/2 teaspoon ground McCormick Black Pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 semi-boneless leg of lamb (about 4 pounds) 1 cup Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 medium yellow onion, cut into wedges 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons cornstarch In small bowl, mix garlic powder, rosemary, sea salt, thyme and black pepper. Set aside. In electric pressure cooker, heat oil on saute setting until simmering. Sprinkle half the seasoning mixture evenly over lamb. Place lamb in pressure cooker. Cook 8-10 minutes, or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Add stock, wine and remaining seasoning mixture to pressure cooker. Arrange carrots and onion around lamb. Close lid. Cook 25 minutes on high pressure. Once complete, allow pressure to release naturally with vent closed 15 minutes. Vent to release remaining pressure; remove lid. Remove lamb and vegetables from pressure cooker; set aside and keep warm. Set pressure cooker to saute. Cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by about half, about 5-10 minutes. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch. Stir into pressure cooker with wire whisk. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes, or until thickened. Serve lamb and vegetables with gravy.Rack of Lamb with Quinoa-Hazelnut Crust and Mint Pesto Lemon Dill Slow Cooker Carrots

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 9A 60308-1 LIVE OAK By popular demand, Ted McMullens Legends Show and pre-party will be held April 6-7 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The show features artists who pay trib ute to country artists from various years. Tickets are on sale now through noon April 6 at SOSMP by stopping by, calling 386-364-1683 or emailing spirit@musi cliveshere.com. Featured April 7 will be Ted Ted dyMac Elvis McMullen as Elvis in the closing act with Keith Thrift as Conway Twitty, Dale Bennett as Loretta Lynn, Penny Hannah as Wynonna Judd, Calvin Smart as Johnny Cash, Leamon Nipper as Merle Haggard, Texanna as Patsy Cline, Diane Johnston as Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Long as Willie Nelson, Trese Hill as Tammy Wynette, Kathy Stafford as Shania Twain and Karen Black as Karen Carpenter. The Legends Shows have themselves become legends among fans of old and new country artists, Elvis and other genres of music. The event features tributes to some of the great country artists. The trib ute artists are from all across North Flori da and Georgia including Brunswick and Lake Park, Ga., Jacksonville, Live Oak, Lake City and other Florida cities. The artists are normal people, many who nev er sang until later in life when they found their voice and calling. Each tribute artist has won over audiences and developed a fan following for these special evenings at the SOSMP and other venues. Friday evening is the pre-party when artists just have fun, sing, interact with the audience and the dance oor is open. Saturday is the big show with glitter and glam, special stage setup and a special Elvis tribute by Ted TeddyMac Elvis McMullen. Tickets available at the door are $11 per person each night or purchase in advance for $17 for both nights until noon April 6 at the SOSMP. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m. both nights, Legends pre-party Friday night 7 p.m., Saturday Legends show is 6 p.m. Legends Show planned for April 6-7 rfnrtbrrrnr bbnrtbbrrbr Suwannee Spring Reunion returns this weekend LIVE OAK The second Su wannee Spring Reunion returns this weekend to its home at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for four days of Americana/bluegrass/string music, fun and family. This spring event returns with the 60th annual Grammy awards Best Bluegrass Album winner The Infa mous Stringdusters, David Bromberg Quintet, Donna The Buffalo, Larry Keel Experience, Dar Williams, Billy Strings, Amy Helm, former Gram my winner Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, The Grass Is Dead, Rev. Jeff Mosier and Biscuit Tragedy, Jon Stickley Trio, Front Country, Roy Book Binder, Grayson Capps, Ralph Roddenbery, Grandpas Cough Medicine, Nikki Talley, Quar termoon, Sloppy Joe, Big Cosmo, Suwannee Spirit Kids and Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus. Most of the artists bring with them storied histories of Suwannee perfor mances. Matching the history on the stage, long-time festival creators Beth Judy and Randy Judy are again partnering with the Spirit of the Suwannee to write this next episode for this new legend. The Spring Reunion is intended to be a laid back music festival where those in attendance may sit under a barn of antique tractor equipment and play their banjo, ddle, guitar and other instruments with nationally known artists as they learn tech niques these traveling artists gladly share. There will also be events going on for children. Tania & The Magic Moon Traveling Circus will lead the Kids Tent with music and activities, Rhonda Bell will lead daily yoga each morning at 9 a.m. Folks may also experience the Music Parks other many attractions including disc golf, the bat house, miles of hiking and biking trails and the chance to venture Way Down Upon The Su wannee River. For those who love shopping, there will be loads of vendors with unique articles, clothing, musical instruments and much, much more. When you leave the shopping area, wander over to the Amphitheater, Uncle Charles Porch Stage, the Music Farmers Stage in the barn or the Music Hall where hands-on and performance workshops will be held with a variety of artists bringing wonderful enter tainment. Suwannee Spring Reunion attendees will also enjoy music in the campground with jamming at Slopry land and the Bill Monroe Shrine as well as camp pickin parties through out the weekend. Tickets are still on sale online at www.suwanneespringreunion.com or at www.musicliveshere.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate. brbr nrbr

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PAGE 10A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL Share Your Blanche Stories We are looking for people to share their or their family stories and pictures about the Blanche Hotel. We hope to include former employees, guests, event attendees and businesses that were located in the Blanche Building. The interviews will be videotaped and the photos scanned. All participants will receive a free eB ook version of the book, The Blanche A History when it is published in the fall. Check out our website: http://TheBlancheAHistory.websand blogsforwrtiers.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. March 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. Bon nie will share recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 March 24 Yard/Bake Sale Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a yard and bake sale on Satur day, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. The church is located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive in Lake City. Take U.S. 90 West past Harveys Supermarket. For more information, call 386-752-3807. March 24 Church-wide yard sale The Suwannee Station Baptist Church will be hosting a church-wide yard sale on March 24 between 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale in cludes items from over 20 families. The church is located at 3289 101st Ln. in Live Oak. March 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 March 24 Annual Share Saturday New Hope Baptist Church announces its an nual 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. March 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 March 30, 31 & April 1 Revival Services Peace Baptist Church will be hosting its revival services on March 30, 31 and April 1. The Evan gelist will be Bro. Jack Yarbrough. The church is located at 7794 S. U.S. Hwy. 27 in Branford. Services on March 30 and 31 begin at 6:30 p.m., on April 1, services begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 386-935-4681. March 31 Easter for Kids Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter for Kids celebration that in cludes bible stories, singing, crafts and more on March 31. The celebration will last from 10:30 a.m. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 1 Easter Celebration Christ Central in Suwannee County announces the start of two Sunday morning services on April 1. Their two Sunday morning services are a permanent addition, with the times being at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. They invite the community to join them for their Easter celebration. The church is located at 15445 U.S. Hwy 129 in McAlpin. For more information, call 396-2081345, ccmlo.org or on Facebook. April 1 Easter Sunrise Service Branford Area Inter Church Ministries will be hosting a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Hatch Park in the community building, following the Sunrise Service. The community is invited to attend, however guests are asked to dine in. April 1 Easter Breakfast Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter breakfast on April 1, begin ning at 8:30 a.m. In addition to the breakfast, bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 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 journal 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 April 7 Spring Fling, yard and bake sale The Live Oak Garden Club will be hosting a spring ing on April 7 from 8 a.m. until noon. The spring ing will be held at their clubhouse SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 11A Community Calendar between Shands Hospital and the Coliseum. In addition to the plant sale, there will be a yard and bake sale with plant and craft vendors. A Hibachi Highway food truck will be present so guests may buy a snack or stay for lunch. April 10 Iron Sharpens Iron event The all-mens event, Iron Sharpens Iron, Prov erbs 27:17 will be held on April 10, with former FSU coach Bobby Bowden sharing a word to the men and boys of how God can change your life in many ways. Doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. The event is free to attend. For more information, contact the Live Oak Church of God. April 14 Alligator Lake Spring Festival The Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be held Saturday, 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 Enterpris es. Vendors and exhibitors offer nature and garden related items, and native plants. Many free activities will be offered for children, music, food and drinks will be available. www.fourriver saudubon.org April 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Founda tion has an elegant night of dinner, dancing, entertainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student scholarship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or foundation@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www. ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 20 John McEuen and The String Wizards to Per form 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 Gram my-award winning host John McEuen (founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, ddle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an incredible journey interwo ven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album including Dirt Band favor ites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 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 be gins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will sup port Relay for Life. Register at www.nfcc.edu/ tness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 9731639. April 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 dol lars 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.ticketsource.us/ nfcc. July 4 Talent and vendors needed The Fourth of July committee in Branford is in need of volunteers and vendors for the Fourth of July celebration this year. Those interested may call Peggy at 386-365-3700, or search the Facebook page at Branford Florida River Reunion. Monthly Meetings Mens Community-wide Church Fellowship and Supper The Live Oak Church of God invites the com munity 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 be ginning 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 foodies and exchange ideas. Call 386-6582670 for featured recipe of the month. Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Commu nity Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, presenting a variety of educational programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meet ings 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 break fast 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 817308-9752. 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 ex citing new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. Dowling Park, Florida When: the fourth Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. This is for anyone who is a caregiver for some one who is suffering with Dementia or Alzhei mers. 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 meeting. For more information please feel free to con tact 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 regular 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 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Mom 2 Mom The community is invited to Mom 2 Mom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Lafayette Three Rivers Library. Get together with other parents. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. Call Healthy Start at 386-294-1321. Estas invitada a Mom 2 Mom, un evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de Lafayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se pro pocionarn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pan

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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 11A Community Calendar cake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scram bled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Associ ation Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386-8671761 or visit us online on Facebook or www. wellborncommunityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the sec ond Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County IFAS center: 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, Fla. 32348 www.facebook.com/tcbeeclub tacobeekeepers@gmail.com WoodmenLife monthly member meeting, bring a dish WoodmenLife monthly member meeting is held on the rst of every month. Located at 1339 SR 47 in Lake City. RSVP with your local WoodmanLife representative Kristen Hunt at 386-688-7942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Sing spirationa night where members of the con gregation 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. After wards, there will be snacks and refreshments in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs, FL 32096 The Florida Gateway Bee Club meeting The Florida Gateway Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Suwannee Valley Agriculture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are wel come, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about honeybees. San Juan Mission Catholic Church public Rosary The community is invited to join San Juan Mis sion Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Bran ford, for the public Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for religious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion 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, corner 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 first Tuesday of each month at the hall in John Hale Park, 215 East Duval St., Live Oak. Disabled veterans and their spous es 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 Committee 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 Thun der Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-364-7778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is accept ing donations of clean and gently used items of clothing for children, women and men to be offered in the monthly Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet is open to every one 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 386-3972316. *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 His torical 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 386-3641108 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 for mer military ofcers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/ guests are welcome. For information and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Suwannee River Valley 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 386-3622317 for Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-2880961, 386-438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional ex ception 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 desper ately 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. 386362-1164 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 Sun days. Items always needed are food, litter and resalable items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, contact 386-364-1006 or 407748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink cartridges, 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? Become a Savvy Caregiver! This training is presented by Elder Options and is designed for caregivers who assist persons with demen tia 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 Regional 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 904254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting education al 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 gracelutheranliv eoak@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 2:002:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other contain er 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 Lighthouse 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 gar dening 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 assist ed 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 dif ferent day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an opportunity to partici pate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more informa tion 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 ancestors. 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 informa tion, 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 Pine mount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chaplain Judy. For more information, contact her at 364-5558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Naza rene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-3972309. 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 weighin, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more information, call Mary at 386-3302535. 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 gardening questions answered at the Bran ford 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 pro grams provide participants with health and weight loss information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-362-5933 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 386-294-2742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for peo ple 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 located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-3621583 if you would like to attend. Continued from Page 10A

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PAGE 12A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts Nation rr fn Raycom News Network Editors Note This is the last of three-part series on ways doctors, regulators and drug com panies contribute to the nations opioid addiction epidemic. MOBILE, Ala. Tamisan Witherspoon lost her marriage, her home and her health while two Alabama pain doctors amassed a fortune at her expense. The suburban soccer mom turned couch-potato addict who overdosed weekly from opioids blames Drs. John P. Couch and his partner Xiulu Ruan for her prescription pill hell. Public records show the doctors bought luxury cars and lived the good life on the backs of Witherspoon and other patients by prescribing the powerful painkiller Subsys in return for kickbacks from the company that makes the drug. Witherspoon is one of the lucky patients. She survived her addiction to Subsys, a spray form of the opioid fentanyl thats 100 times stronger than morphine and in tended for cancer patients. As many as 240 other Couch and Ruan patients died, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Both doctors are currently serving federal prison terms for illegal drug prescribing conduct. Witherspoon says she has never had can cer and should not have been treated with Subsys. The only reason I was so somebody could get paid and get rich, she said. Thats it. It was not because I needed it. I did what they told me. And became an addict. Her somber story of addiction illustrates the consequences of pharmaceutical com panies courting doctors willing to prescribe opioids in exchange for dollars for consult ing fees, meals and travel. In the opioid crisis gripping the nation, Subsys is small sh. Fewer than .02 per cent of the 52 million opioid patients were prescribed the drug in 2015, public drug records show. But the drugs maker, Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, has attracted scrutiny for its marketing tactics and legal troubles involving payments to medical providers who prescribe Subsys. John Kapoor, the founder and then chair man of Insys, was arrested last year on federal charges, including racketeering and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law which is designed to protect patients and health care programs from the corrupt ing inuence of money. But some prescribers of Subsys who accepted Insys payments have not faced similar fates and still practice medicine. Katie Koziara, spokeswoman for the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, defended ethi cal collaboration between drug companies and doctors. She said it not only helps advance patient care, but is essential in the development of new treatments and diag nostics. Marketing dangerous drugs Of the top 20 recipients of Insys pay ments from 2013 to 2016, all but two have active medical licenses in their state, ac cording Raycom Medias analysis of public pharmaceutical payment data. Pharmaceutical companies seeking to market their drugs spend billions of dol lars in payments to doctors for consulting, promotional speaking, meals and research. The companies are required to report the payments to the federal government. The federal data shows Insys, a specialty drug company, isnt even among the top 50 companies that paid doctors. But an expert familiar with bad behavior by pharmaceuti cal companies says Insys took doctor pay ments to a new level. Insys really sort of set a new bar for sliminess at-out bribing doctors to prescribe the most dangerous class of opi oid on the market, said Andrew Kolodny, co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University. Over a four-year period, Insys paid $18.7 million to more than 13,000 doctors for food, consulting fees and travel, federal records show. When the Food and Drug Administration approved Subsys in 2012, it stated that In sys could only market the drug for cancer patients already on painkillers. But doctors can prescribe the drug to other patients in spite of the FDA recommendation. Half of the Insys payments went to phy sicians specializing in cancer or pain treat ment. The rest of the payments worth $7.6 million went to doctors such as psychologists, sports medicine physicians and a marriage therapist. Dr. Todd Schlifstein of New York is one of the paid medical practitioners who spe cializes in sports medicine. But while Insys was buying him more than a $100,000 in meals, travel and consulting fees, Schlif stein was tweeting about Botox and lip ll ers to promote his medical spa business. His partner, Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldstein, was one of Insys top recipients in 2014, receiv ing $122,000 that year. Government lings listed Goldstein as a doctor in emergency medicine. His bio promoted his holistic approach to care and love for athletics and anti-aging medicine. Together, Goldstein and Schlifstein were paid more than $360,000 by Insys from 2013 to 2015. During that time, the two doctors also prescribed $5.5 million worth of the opioid Subsys to Medicare patients. Both still have active licenses. Schlifstein was placed on a three-year probation by the NY Medical Board for misprescribing con trolled substances. Goldstein and Schlifstein did not return a request for comment. Dr. Ed Lubin, of Florida, who specializes in pain treatment, received $160,000 from Insys during a four-year period. According to Medicare Part D data, Lubin wrote the third highest number of Subsys prescrip tions in the country from 2013 to 2015. His license is still active. In 2016, Lubin changed clinics and said in an email that his compensation was in exchange for lectures he gave to fellow medical professionals. At no time did I advocate, either in my lectures or in discussion with colleagues for the use of Subsys for any condition other than cancer pain, he said. Lubin didnt answer when he was asked if he prescribed Subsys to non-cancer pa tients. After this story was originally post ed, Lubin emailed to state that he did take the required FDA training for prescribing Subsys. From Tylenol to Subsys Arkansas pain doctor Mahmood Ahmad signed onto Insys speaker program and quickly became one of the top Subsys pre scribers in the country, according to a fed eral lawsuit led against him and the drug maker by one of his former patients. Between 2014 and 2015, Ahmad wrote 1,450 Subsys prescriptions and collected more than $150,000 in payments. The year before, Ahmad prescribed Subsys only 50 times, court records say. Cheryl Hartseld began seeing Ahmad in 2011 after a referral from another doctor. Years of lifting and hauling crates of soda as a sales representative for a beverage company had taken its toll on her joints. She was in constant pain. Ahmad successfully treated her pain with hydrocodone and Tylenol, said her attorney Tab Turner. But in 2014, he added Subsys to her prescriptions in increasing doses even though her condition had not changed. By the end of 2015, Hartseld, then se verely addicted, ended up in the hospital suffering from extreme withdrawal symp toms because her Subsys had run out. She entered rehab, but by then, her life was forever damaged. It basically fried her brain, said Turner, who has sued Ahmad, Insys and others. Her mother cares for her now. Hartseld wasnt told about the addictive nature of the drug, that it was meant only for cancer patients or that doctors were be ing paid by the drug maker to prescribe it, Turner said. These patients were not informed about tbttttt rff ttttttt t nrtr tbtttt t tbttt anything, including the prots, Turner said. These guys were drug dealers dis guised as doctors. Ahmad is believed to be living overseas and could not be reached for comment. Tamisan Witherspoon, the Alabama soc cer mom, didnt know Subsys back story. In 2013, during a hernia operation, a surgeon accidentally clamped a nerve to her stomach, leaving her in extreme pain. Rath er than operate on the 40-year-old mother again to x the clamp, the surgeon referred her to Dr. Couch at the Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama. On her rst day at the clinic, she saw a nurse practitioner and left with prescrip tions for a muscle relaxer, Oxycodone and Subsys. She never met with Couch that day or any other day during her year of treatment. In fact, she couldnt even pick him out in court when she testied at his criminal trial for running a pill mill. Within a week of that rst appointment, Witherspoon knew she had become addict ed to Subsys. It takes you so far down, she said. Its a horric drug to be addicted to. Each Monday, she went to the clinic to get her weekly supply of Subsys and four other prescriptions. All were lled at a pharmacy the doctors owned. Witherspoon didnt pay for the Subsys. But her insurance company did to the tune of $3,000 every week for a year. Court records said Insys concocted a scheme to deceive insurance companies, in cluding Medicare, about patient conditions, setting up a call center that pretended to be the doctors ofces to conrm to insurers that patients receiving Subsys had cancer. Insurance companies tend not cover Subsys, which is expensive, unless it is prescribed for cancer treatment, meaning patients like Witherspoon, who did not have cancer, should have been excluded. Witherspoon said she spent nearly every day of 2014 on a couch, unable to func tion and at times unable to wake up. She estimates her family called 911 weekly to have medics revive her. My kids were always thinking I was dead, she said. Her two youngest daughters were just 11 and 16 at the time. Her oldest daughter was married but lived nearby in Mobile. I never used drugs until then, Wither spoon said. I was a church woman, this woman of God. I was a booster mom, a PTA mom. The addiction strained her marriage. When her husband hid her drugs, she would ransack the house, tossing clothes from every closet and drawer, until she found them. When he took her drugs to work with him, shed storm in and cause a scene. He gave me a lot of opportunities and a lot of chances, Witherspoon said. I would just be irate, screaming and holler ing. They eventually divorced. The week of Thanksgiving that year, Witherspoon arrived at her appointment to nd her nurse going in and out of consciousness. Her speech was slurred. Witherspoon recognized the behavior and realized her nurse was also an addict. She left the appointment with 12 pre scriptions for an array of opioids and a new-found determination to get clean. Within 36 hours, she boarded a plane to a rehabilitation center in Wilmington, N.C. Upon her return to Alabama six weeks later, she began to build her new life. When she broke an ankle that required surgically inserted screws, she refused the painkillers the doctors offered. I dont want to take any pain medicines ever again, she told them. Her doctor, Couch, and his partner Ruan, were sentenced last year to 20 years and 21 years in federal prison, respective ly, for illegally prescribing opioids. The government also seized their homes, exotic cars, investment accounts and even their childrens college funds to recoup $32 million in court-ordered restitution. Stephen Azzam, who oversaw the DEAs investigation, called the doctors two pieces of garbage. Theyve harmed a lot of people. They abused their privilege and their power. Investigative producer Tom Wright and News Content Specialist Erin Snodgrass contributed to this report.

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PAGE 14A ~ THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 17000076CAAXMX WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUC CESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLD ERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, vs. CLARENCE CHESNUTT, JACKQULINE CHESNUTT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMER ICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2006-SL1, MORTGAGE BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 206-SL1, AND UNKNOWN TEN ANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Fi nal Judgment of Foreclosure for Plain tiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2018, in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, Florida, Steve Land, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell the property situated in Lafayette County, Florida described as: LOT 11 AND 12, SUWANNEE HIGH LANDS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 118 NE SU WANNEE TRAIL, MAYO, FL 32066; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the La fayette County Courthouse, on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Clerk of the Circuit Court Steve Land By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 17000076CAAXMX WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUC CESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLD ERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-5, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, vs. CLARENCE CHESNUTT, JACKQULINE CHESNUTT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMER ICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2006-SL1, MORTGAGE BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 206-SL1, AND UNKNOWN TEN ANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Fi nal Judgment of Foreclosure for Plain tiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2018, in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, Florida, Steve Land, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell the property situated in Lafayette County, Florida described as: LOT 11 AND 12, SUWANNEE HIGH LANDS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 118 NE SU WANNEE TRAIL, MAYO, FL 32066; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the La fayette County Courthouse, on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Clerk of the Circuit Court Steve Land By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-138-CA FORECLOSURE AND OTHER RELIEF LAFAYETTE STATE BANK Post Office Box 108 Mayo, Florida 32066 Plaintiff, EVA BOLTON, as Personal Repre sentative of the Estate of HARRY FLOYD KOON 226 SE Russell Drive Mayo, Florida 32066; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 111 North Adams Street, Fourth Floor Tallahassee, Florida 32301; unknown tenants; and other un known parties in possession, in cluding the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi tors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, per sons or parties, natural or corpo rate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur suant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 7, 2017, as amended by Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Amend Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure and Reschedule Judicial Sale entered on March 5, 2018, in the above styled ac tion I, Steve Land, Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following de scribed real property: The West Half (W 1/2) of the North west Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida, Less and Except existing road right of way. AND ALSO: The East Half (E 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4), less and except the West 23 acres of the Northeast Quar ter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) as recorded in O.R. Book 42, Page 440, Public Records of Lafayette County, Florida, of Section 21, Town ship 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafay ette County, Florida. AND ALSO: The SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; and the N 1/2 of the SE 1/4, all of Section 21, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida. The sale will be held on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible, provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 p.m.) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North side door of the court house in Lafayette County, in Mayo, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the owner of the above described property as of the date of the lis pen dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sondra Williams, court administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056, tele phone:(386)758-2163, within 2 work ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: March 5, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND, As Clerk of the Court By: / s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-138-CA FORECLOSURE AND OTHER RELIEF LAFAYETTE STATE BANK Post Office Box 108 Mayo, Florida 32066 Plaintiff, EVA BOLTON, as Personal Repre sentative of the Estate of HARRY FLOYD KOON 226 SE Russell Drive Mayo, Florida 32066; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 111 North Adams Street, Fourth Floor Tallahassee, Florida 32301; unknown tenants; and other un known parties in possession, in cluding the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi tors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, per sons or parties, natural or corpo rate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur suant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 7, 2017, as amended by Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Amend Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure and Reschedule Judicial Sale entered on March 5, 2018, in the above styled ac tion I, Steve Land, Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following de scribed real property: The West Half (W 1/2) of the North west Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida, Less and Except existing road right of way. AND ALSO: The East Half (E 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4), less and except the West 23 acres of the Northeast Quar ter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) as recorded in O.R. Book 42, Page 440, Public Records of Lafayette County, Florida, of Section 21, Town ship 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafay ette County, Florida. AND ALSO: The SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; and the N 1/2 of the SE 1/4, all of Section 21, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida. The sale will be held on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible, provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 p.m.) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North side door of the court house in Lafayette County, in Mayo, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the owner of the above described property as of the date of the lis pen dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sondra Williams, court administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056, tele phone:(386)758-2163, within 2 work ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: March 5, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND, As Clerk of the Court By: / s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-138-CA FORECLOSURE AND OTHER RELIEF LAFAYETTE STATE BANK Post Office Box 108 Mayo, Florida 32066 Plaintiff, EVA BOLTON, as Personal Repre sentative of the Estate of HARRY FLOYD KOON 226 SE Russell Drive Mayo, Florida 32066; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 111 North Adams Street, Fourth Floor Tallahassee, Florida 32301; unknown tenants; and other un known parties in possession, in cluding the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi tors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, per sons or parties, natural or corpo rate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur suant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 7, 2017, as amended by Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Amend Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure and Reschedule Judicial Sale entered on March 5, 2018, in the above styled ac tion I, Steve Land, Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following de scribed real property: The West Half (W 1/2) of the North west Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 22, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida, Less and Except existing road right of way. AND ALSO: The East Half (E 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4), less and except the West 23 acres of the Northeast Quar ter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) as recorded in O.R. Book 42, Page 440, Public Records of Lafayette County, Florida, of Section 21, Town ship 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafay ette County, Florida. AND ALSO: The SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; and the N 1/2 of the SE 1/4, all of Section 21, Township 5 South, Range 12 East, Lafayette County, Florida. The sale will be held on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible, provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 p.m.) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the North side door of the court house in Lafayette County, in Mayo, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the owner of the above described property as of the date of the lis pen dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sondra Williams, court administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056, tele phone:(386)758-2163, within 2 work ing days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: March 5, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND, As Clerk of the Court By: / s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk 03/15, 03/22/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meet ing on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.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 ADJUSTMENTS MEETING: 1. Open the Board of Adjustments meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Special Exception petition SE 18-01 by Julian & Carol Pearce for an animal shelter (continued from the meeting on 2/26/18). 4. Variance petition V18-02 by Jeffery Phillips to reduce side yard setbacks. 5. Adjourn the Board of Adjustments meeting. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the Board of County Com missioners meeting. 2. Approve the minutes. 3. Requests and comments from the community. 4. 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. 5. Public Hearing-petition to change the name of a road by Gretchen Boyd. 6. Open sealed RFQs for Real Estate Brokerage Services. 7. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 8. Approve the bills. 9. Other Business. 10. 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. 03/22/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meet ing on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.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 ADJUSTMENTS MEETING: 1. Open the Board of Adjustments meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Special Exception petition SE 18-01 by Julian & Carol Pearce for an animal shelter (continued from the meeting on 2/26/18). 4. Variance petition V18-02 by Jeffery Phillips to reduce side yard setbacks. 5. Adjourn the Board of Adjustments meeting. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the Board of County Com missioners meeting. 2. Approve the minutes. 3. Requests and comments from the community. 4. 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. 5. Public Hearing-petition to change the name of a road by Gretchen Boyd. 6. Open sealed RFQs for Real Estate Brokerage Services. 7. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 8. Approve the bills. 9. Other Business. 10. 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. 03/22/2018 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 March 13, 2018: Charles Driver, P.O. Box 220, Day, FL 32013 has submitted a Renewal of the Water Use Permit number 2-067217547-2, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1207 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 3S, Range 10E, Section 24 and 25 in La fayette 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. 03/22/2018 Legals 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 March 13, 2018: Charles Driver, P.O. Box 220, Day, FL 32013 has submitted a Renewal of the Water Use Permit number 2-067217547-2, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1207 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 3S, Range 10E, Section 24 and 25 in La fayette 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. 03/22/2018 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 February 12, 2018: Earnest Jones, of Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 88 Mayo, FL, 32066, has sub mitted an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) application number ERP-067-231786-1. The project is located in Lafayette County, Section: 14, Township: 5 South, Range: 11 East, and includes approximately 13.7 acres. The ERP application is for the construction new stormwater manage ment ponds and drainage features. There is no new impervious area pro posed for this project. 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. 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THE MAYO FREE PRESS Mayo, FL ~ PAGE 15A 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 ClassiedsAre In 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). Advent Christian Village Floridas First Retirement CommunityCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call (386) 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs / day, 7 days / week Where People and Ex cellence Meet in a Small Community Setting FT Maintenance Worker Work includes residential and commercial building gener al maintenance; must have experience in all aspects of building maintenance and upkeep, including general renovation carpentry or good working knowledge of building electrical wiring (1 to 2 vacan cies). Valid FL DL required. FT / PT Laborer Position helps maintain clean working areas plus pressure wash and perform minor main tenance on outdoor building / paved surfaces, move mate rials to and from work areas, remove debris, and other simi lar tasks in indoor and outdoor settings. Competitive pay and benefits, great work environment, Christ-centered mission. Visit www.acvillage.net for a downloadable applica tion, or visit our office to apply in person, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required. General Help Wanted PARAMEDIC/ FIREFIGHTER POSITION and/or FIREFIGHTER/EMT POSITIONSuwannee County Fire Res cue Services is currently seek ing applicants for Fulltime and Casual Paramedic/Firefight ers and/or Firefighter/EMTs. Interested applicants may obtain an application online at suwcounty.org, at the Suwan nee County Building Depart ment, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 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 ap plicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are en couraged to apply. All appli cants subject to a pre-em ployment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Fail ure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-em ployment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D Professional EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CITY OF LIVE OAK POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERDuties: Provides law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of the citizens within our community. Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 19 years of age, possess State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification, U.S. Citizen, High School Diploma or GED, no felony or misdemeanor convictions for perjury or false statement, never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces, successfully pass a background investigation as required by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, successful completion of pre-employment testing requirements (drug screen, psychological examination and physical examination). Possess valid Florida drivers license. Entry Level Salary: $ 32,352.57 Holiday Pay: $1,728.10 Total Package (excluding overtime) $34,021.25Benefits: All equipment including uniforms and other required equipment are provided. Florida State Retirement System. Ten paid holidays and one personal paid holiday. Those employees required to work on a holiday are paid at time and one half for the hours they work. Paid PTO and employee Health Insurance Package (includes life and disability insurance). Take home car program based on position, seniority and providing you live in Suwannee County.Application Deadline: Application must be submitted to the Office of the City Manager, 101 S.E. White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Open until filled. First review of applications will begin on 04/9/2018 .FIREFIGHTER/EMTDuties: Performs firefighting and EMT rescue activities; operates and maintains fire equipment; performs inspec tions and recommends fire prevention measures; and ad ministers first aid. Minimum Requirements: Graduate from a standard high school and must possess a fire fighter certification as required by Florida Statutes and State of Florida or National EMT cer tification. Applicant must meet required health and physical standards and possess a valid Florida Driver License. The ap plicant must possess a certifi cate of compliance by the Fire Fighters Standards and Train ing Council in accordance with Chapter 633.34 and 633.35 Florida Statutes. Salary Range: $ 32,293.15 to $48,776.00 annually, plus $1,500.00 EMT stipend. Application Deadline: Appli cation must be submitted to the office of the City Manager, 101 White Avenue SE, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Physical Agility/Written Testing for this position will be held on April 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the City of Live Oak Fire Depart ment. For further information please contact the LOFD at (386) 362-1313.The City of Live Oak is an Equal Opportuni ty/Affirmative Action/Drug-Free Workplace employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, Women and Disabled are encour aged to apply. If you have a disability and require special accommodations during the selection process, please notify the City Man agers Office at (386) 362-2276. 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 Farm Equipment I PAY YOU THOUSANDS $$$ TO HUNT DEER OR DOVES ON YOUR PROPERTY 850-443-0482 FIND IT IN THE Yard/Estate Sales 3289 101st Ln Live Oak, FL. at Suwannee Station Bap tist Church. Sat, 3/24, 7a-2p. Church-wide Yard Sale. Over 20 families items. Lots of great stuff!! 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 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 Manufactured Homes FOR SALE: 3Bd/2Ba SWMH (14X80). Must be moved at buy ers expense. $9,000.00. Call 386-294-2416, lv msg if no ans. 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 TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Homes For Rent ATTENTION RENTERS The Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority is now ac cepting applications for its Pub lic Housing units in Jasper, FL. Applications are being accepted for 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apart ments. For additional informa tion, call 1-800-365-9527 ext 5302 or 5307. Equal Housing Opportunity. Autos 2009 Volkswagen JettaAutomatic small 4 door sedan in excellent shape. Great gas mileage cold air tented windows touch key, has it all, nice inside/ out, well maintained Lake park Ga off hwy 75 and exit 5 car just turned 99,000 miles. $4200 cash. Call (229) 559-7804 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 JOB HUNTING?Find It In The Classieds The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS 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 32060Cell 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 59931-1 ANFADVERTISING NETWORKS OF FLORIDA FLORIDA STATEWIDE 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

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