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The Mayo free press

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The Mayo free press
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Mayo free press (Mayo, Fla. 1958)
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Mayo, FL
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Mayo Free Press, Myra Regan - Publisher
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Vol. 70, no. 27 (June 20, 1958)-

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www.nflaonline.com SEE JACKSON, PAGE 10A Thursday June 21, 2018 rf Mayo Free Press ntnbtnbn b bbbn 866-246-0455 rountreemoorechevrolet.com Your Hometown Chevy DealerJeff Mosley 91085-1 rffnr tbnrbrnn fbnrnt f rfntbtnft nnnnnn r bt tbt ttnt f nb nnnbnt bn nbnt f nn bt nb MAYO Mayo Town Park is now home to the Lafayette County Farmers Market. Local farmers and small businesses can set up a booth the sell their goods on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the items found on Saturdays include homegrown fruits and vege tables, plants, fresh eggs, homemade breads & baked goods, handcrafted goats milk soaps, birdhouses and feed ers, beef jerky, soy candles, homemade pickles, relishes, jams and jellies and more. For more information, visit the Lafay ette County FL Farmers Market Face book page. f fn tt t rf ntbtr f Cloverbuds explore Florida wildlife, Native American culture tt br br MAYO The Lafayette 4-H Cloverbuds day campers learned about Native American Culture and Florida wildlife on June 5-7. The Cloverbuds took a eld trip to Wakulla Springs State Park for a boat ride to see some wild life in person. They also went to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab (Touch Tanks) where they learned about sea crea tures and their habitat. MAYO The Florida De partment of Education and the Florida Education Foundation recognized Graham Thomas Jackson as the highest-achiev ing eleventh grader at Lafay ette High School in the areas of science, technology, engi neering and mathematics. Each district was able to select their top 11th grader to attend the Sunshine State Scholars conference held May 17-18. The two-day conference celebrated the accomplishments of Floridas elite students and provided a unique venue for the states colleges, universities and em ployers to recruit their talents. The two-day program culminates with the Commis sioner of Education honoring each scholar for their signif icant academic accomplish ments and celebrated for the potential they represent for our communities and state. In addition to bringing together the scholars to be honored by the Commissioner of Education, representatives from Floridas colleges and universities met with the stu dents and discussed higher education opportunities avail able to them in Florida. I am delighted to honor these Sunshine State Scholars for their outstanding academic accomplishments and congrat ulate them on being selected to represent their school dis tricts, said Commissioner ttf trbrt Jackson chosen as Sunshine State Scholar trf b

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 Advertising Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 Sr. Advertising Representative, Bill Regan, ext. 150 Advertising Representative,Ashley Hingson, ext. 103 Advertising Representative,Samantha Smith, ext. 141 Classified/Legal, Louise Sheddan ext. 102 Telesales Ad Representative, Ninan Rogers, ext. 109The Suwannee Democrat, ublished Wednesday and Friday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. Publication number 530180. The Jasper News, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #755-980. The Mayo Free Press, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #334-600. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News or Mayo Free Press, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064. Subscribe online at www. suwanneedemocrat.com.Letters, comments and opinions on the Opinion page are not necessarily those of the management/ownership of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and the Mayo Free Press.LETTERS TO THE EDITORLetters may be mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. All letters are read. Not all letters are published. Letters may be edited to fit available space. The editor should not alter the writers point of view. Well written letters require less editing. Keep it to the point, an ideal range is 150 to 200 words. Please include your name, address and day and evening phone numbers for verification. Letters MUST be signed. Letters to the editor can be limited to one letter per quarter per individual. Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press HOW TO REACH US Switchboard, 386-362-1734 Fax, 386-364-5578 Email, nf.editorial@gaflnews.com Mail, P.O. Box 370 Live Oak, FL 32064 Office, 521 Demorest St. SE Publisher, Jeff Masters jmasters@cnhi.com General Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 CONTACT US WITH YOUR COMMENTSIf you have any questions or concerns, call us at 386-362-1734 or visit our Website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com NEWSROOM Editor, Jamie Wachter ext. 131 Reporter, Jessie Box ext. 130 Sports, Mike Jones ext. 133 ADVERTISING Suwannee Democrat Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $35 Out-of-county, $50 Jasper News Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 Mayo Free Press Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 OFFICE HOURS Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIRCULATION RANT & RAVE HOTLINEHeres your chance to tell everyone what you think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a message to express their thoughts, good or bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not about private indi viduals or businesses. If you prefer, you may email your comments to jamie. wachter@gaflnews.com. Your name is not required, but you must adhere to no more than 200 words. Rant & Rave only publishes in the weekend Suwannee Democrat. SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2A Suwannee Democrat prints the entire arrest record each week. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforce ment FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforcement P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections June 14, Stephen Allan Sacra, 68, 218 NW Neptune Court, Lake City, FL, No Valid Drivers License: SCSO-Hunter June 15, Randall JD Wild, 24, 831 North Wast Ed Jackson Road, Mayo, FL, Failure to Appear: SCSO-Hunter June 15, Chad Denver Vogler, 43, 21009 127th Road, OBrien, FL, Withhold Support: SC SO-Woloszyn June 15, Christopher Ernest Murphy, 42, 4328 Lake Lawne Ave., Orlando, FL, Probation Viola tion: SCSO-Falgout June 16, Taylor Madeline Roberts, 22, 16592 Mill St., White Springs, FL, Retail Theft-Shoplift ing: SCSO-Lee June 16, Edger Sanchez, 21, 3730 Starlight Dr., Prescott Valley., AZ, Resisting Ofcer 2x, Simple Battery: DOA-Nash June 17, Georgina Ellene Williams, 41, 7736 U.S. Highway 90, Live Oak, FL, Aggravated Bat tery, Resisting Ofcer: SCSO-Henry June 17, Steven Glenn Baisden, 35, 285 Saturn Lane, Lake City, FL, DWLS/R, Flee/Elude LEO, Possession of Weapon, Burglary 2x, Grand Theft, Hold for Other Reason: SCSO-Lee June 17, Jakayla Jaleece Shaelen Jones, 20, 1803 8th Street, Live Oak, FL, Damage Proper ty-Criminal Mischief: LOPD-Chauncey June 17, Michael Edward Evans, 48, 318 NW Saturn Lane, Lake City, FL, Burglary: SC SO-Woloszyn June 17, Christopher Michael Yagel, 46, 26841 CR 49, Branford, FL, DWLS/R, Retail Theft/ Shoplifting, Probation Violation: SCSO-Miara June 17, James Ogles, 38, 1656 179th Road, Live Oak, FL, Leaving Scene of Crash, Probation Violation: LOPD-Parisi Suwannee County Arrest Record Hamilton County Arrest Record Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire arrest record. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is pre sented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: DAC Department of Agriculture Commission DOA Department of Agriculture DOT Department of Transportation FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforce ment FHP Florida Highway Patrol FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission HCDTF Hamilton County Drug Task Force HCSO Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce ICE Immigration and Custom Enforcement JAPD Jasper Police Department JNPD Jennings Police Department OALE Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforce ment P&P Probation and Parole SCSO Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce WSPD White Springs Police Department June 12, Pamela Denise Hildenbrand, 45, 6382 CR 751, Jasper, FL, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 12, Daniel Martin Hildenbrand, 50, 6382 CR 751, Jasper, FL, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 13, Gerald Lavon Polite, 49, 15438 Coun ty Road 25A, White Springs, FL, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 13, Harley Davidson Collard, 19, 1911 Mobile Villa Dr., Lutz, FL, Unauthorized Person to Drive, Marijuana Possession, Narcotic Equip ment Possession: HCSO June 13, Roger Devontae Davis, 24, 13104 Sanctuary Cv., Tampa, FL, DWLS/R, Marijuana Possession: HCSO June 13, Jonathan Eric Hosch, 32, 162 Johnson St., Barnesville, GA, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 13, Traci Hunter Mickel, 56, 506 8th St., Jasper, FL, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 13, Darell Edson Delhomme, 43, 819 NW 3rd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL, Marijuana Sell, Marijuana Possession: DOA June 14, Elijah Anthony Bowles, 24, 7813 Alhambara Blvd., Mirmar, FL, Drug Possession, Marijuana Possession, Narcotic Equipment Pos session: DOA June 14, Nathan Kent Ooley, 49, 8177 Acacia Ave., Monticello, FL, Drug Possession, Narcotic Equipment Possession: DOA June 15, Juliam Ordaz Santana, 50, 215 Lloyd Cricle, Lake Park, GA, No Valid Driver License: HCSO June 15, Edwin Sergio Gonzalez, 1330 John St., Jennings, FL, Out of County Warrant: HCSO June 15, Stephanie Brooke Sipes, 27, 3856 White Water Road, Valdosta, GA, Drug Posses sion, Narcotic Equipment Possession: JAPD June 16, Aisha Lashell Spence, 30, 334 Pal metto Drive, Cape Coral, FL, Methamphetamine Possession: HCSO June 16, Kenyatta Jamal Browne, 35, 7525 Fort Desota, Orlando, FL, DWLS: JNPD June 16, Henry Thompson, 48, 783 Highway 171, Lake Charles, LA, DWLS/R, Drug Posses sion, Narcotic Equipment Possession: DOA Jun 16, Anthony Wayne Pittman, 51, 298 Bud Dendon Road, Uvalda, GA, Aggravated Battery, Smuggle Contraband: HCSO June 16, James Luke Gaskins, 34, 5815 64th Drive, Jasper, FL, Simple Assault, Battery: HCSO June 17, Correll Rashad Franklin, 23, 1689 Mandarin Drive Forest Park, Cincinnati, OH, DWLS/R: JNPD June 17, Juan Carlos Aguilar Gonzalez, 33, Heritage Valley Road, Norcross, GA, No Valid Drive License: HCSO June 17, Pedro Lopez Santiago, 35, 6310 Ad ams St., Hollywood, FL, Out of County Warrant: DOA June 17, Shanna Diane Luallen, 35, 1865 50th Drive, Jasper, FL, DUI, Reckless Driving: JAPD June 17, David Davon McKire, 39, 16968 Sunrise Drive, White Springs, FL, Out of State Fugitive: WSPD June 17, Felipe Dejesus Arteaga, 36, 1023 Highlands LP, Lake City, FL, Possession of Weapon, Contempt of Court: WSPD June 18, Marcus Kevron Burch, 33, 179 NW Derby Drive, Lake City, FL, DWLS/R 2x, Reck less Driving, Resist Ofcer, Attached Tag Not Assigned: WSPD LIVE OAK Garth Brooks fans will want to be at the Spirit of the Suwan nee Music Park on Satur day for the Garth Brooks Experience, A Tribute, The Ultimate Tribute Show with Kip Sweeny paying tribute to Garth Brooks. Opening for the tribute show will be Sadie Miller (10), Katie Ondrejicka (12) and real life cowboy Josh Edwards. The weekend begins in high style Friday evening with Southern Burn Band. During the Garth Brooks Tribute Show on Saturday, enjoy the energy of a Garth Brooks concert with Kip Sweeny performing as the one and only Garth Brooks. Enjoy hits like Two Pina Coladas, Friends in Low Places and Aint Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up. Doors open at 7 p.m. for Garth Brooks Tribute Show coming to Music Park 102791-1 dinner, and the show be gins at 9 p.m. But before the tribute show begins, fans are in for a great treat when two fantastic very young female artists and one of the best male artists in North Florida open for Kips show. Beginning at 8 p.m. Sadie Miller (10), Katie Ondrejicka (12) and Josh Edwards will take the stage. Both Miller (Bran ford) and Ondrejicka (Jack sonville) just returned from a week at the annual CMA Music Festival in Nashville where they had multiple opportunities to perform. Edwards (High Springs) has performed at the SOS MP, Suwannee River Jam and many other venues all across North Florida. Tickets are $15 per person for the evening available in advance at the SOSMP ofce. Southern Burn Band of Gainesville will be in the house Friday to play great music for dancing and lis tening. The country band is a regular at the SOSMP be cause fans love their style of country and other genres of music. Admission is free Friday night and the doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, music begins at 8 p.m. r fnn BRANFORD rfntb 9:00 a.m. .... Suwannee River Kayak/Canoe Race (Sign up at Little River) (386) 854-1002 2:00 p.m. ..... Rotary Club Duck Race Ivey Park 3:00 p.m. ............ Local Entertainment and Chuck Partin 3:00 p.m. .... Bounce House / Craft & Food Booth til Dark (Hatch Park) 5:00 p.m. ..... Line Up for parade Football Field 6:00 p.m. .......................... Parade 7:00 p.m. .............. Sign up Bedrock Derby (Hatch Park) 7:30 p.m. .... Bedrock Derby Race & More Games (Hatch Park) 9:30 p.m. ........................ Fireworks (Hatch Park)r ffrnft b ffb tttb fttrt fr t tttttf 100483-1 Branfor d Mark et FIREWORKS 9:30GAMES AND BOOTHS AT HATCH PARK

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Lightweight handheld blower just 7.3 lbs. with AK 20 battery Johns Lawn Equipment 386-362-5020 62757-1 Units located on Gold Kist Road Rental Oce: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626 8991-1 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE ABBEY & LIVE OAK MINI STORAGE If you have experi enced the death of a loved one, you under stand how paralyzing grief can be. If your parents spouse has died, your support is important in helping them cope. This is true whether the deceased is also your parent or a stepparent. Loss can take an overwhelming toll on a surviving spouse. Often, in addition to losing a companion, the bereaved loses a caregiver. They relied on one another. When one dies, the other may not be ca pable of living alone, which adds to their sadness with loss of independence. In the midst of your own mourning, you may ask, How can I best help Mom or Dad during this difcult time? 1. Ask good questions: How are you feeling? What are you thinking? How can I help you? How shall I pray? Trying to discern the greatest needs of your grieving parent can be daunting. However, discovering the needs of which they are aware is not complicated. Ask them. Ask your parent how you can help empower them to sense control when they feel out of control. This will enable them to make decisions when they feel indeci sive. Their answers may surprise you, but will give you the best direction to meet the needs they are feeling. While some mourners focus on intense feelings, others are focused on new responsibilities or car ing for others. Compartmentalizing fears, worries and responsibilities is a common coping mechanism. Dont be surprised if your parent is more concerned for you than for himself or herself. One of the most likely ways a widow or widower can reassert independence is to identify some one else for whom they can provide care. Allowing them to console you may be the best thing you can do for them. Its OK if your parent doesnt know the answers. Even with well-planned, prede termined arrangements, many responsibil ities require attention following a death. Notifying authorities, making funeral ar rangements, contacting family and friends, and informing legal, nancial, and medical personnel are only a few. These respon sibilities can be obstacles to expressing the emotion one is experiencing during a time of intense grief. The more you can delegate these kinds of responsibilities to others, the freer your parent will be to pro cess their feelings. Once your parent gives you a direction in which to proceed, ask for help from family members, friends or clergy. Re member your primary goal is for your parent to receive helpful support, not nec essarily to be their sole supporter. Others may be more capable of meeting specic needs. Many people are willing to help if asked, but hesitate to intrude during such an emotional time. They need your guidance to help in ways that are bene cial, whether providing meals, performing household chores, or simply consoling your parent and reminiscing about their loved one. A person may grieve intensely for months or years before they are able to cope with pain in a manner that softens the loss. Expecting individuals to get over grief is unrealistic. Some aspects of grief will last a lifetime. Some widows and widowers may want to talk about the deceased, while others avoid the subject. Again, take your cues from the bereaved. Ask them, How would you like to re member Dad? or How do you prefer to talk about Mom? 2. Dont Compare Grief Experiences or Expressions. Everyone is impacted by grief different ly. Some may function without appear ing to be greatly affected, while others become incapable of performing routine tasks. You may be concerned that the loss of a parent appears to be affecting you more deeply than your surviving parent. You might wonder why they seem to be taking the news so casually, or why they appear to be more debilitated than you imagined. They may wonder the same things about your expressions of grief. Spouses, siblings and children will grieve differently from one another be cause each individual is grieving a differ ent relationship. In some cases, a parent may be grieving the loss of a spouse from a second or third marriage. They may feel as if something is wrong when their grief experience doesnt mirror their experience from a prior loss. Avoid comments like, I know how you feel. You dont. Dont say, What youre going through is just like something I once experienced. Its not. 3. Be prepared for intense relapses of grief. Even when your loved one seems to be past the most difcult days, grief will resurface at holidays, birthdays, an niversaries or other special occasions. When emotions reappear, it is important to acknowledge and share feelings. Developing a plan in advance for how to cope with holiday grief is important. Ask your parent how theyd like to celebrate special occasions, and then honor their wishes. Perhaps it will be too painful to put up all the Christ mas decorations, but baking their spouses favorite birthday cake will serve as a way to remember them and celebrate their life. Throughout this time, you will likely be struggling with your own sorrow, depres sion and/or regret. Dont ignore your own need to express your feelings. It may be helpful for you to seek help from family members, friends or a mental health pro fessional. Because everyone is different, there is no perfect way to care for those who are experiencing grief. Listening is always more helpful than speaking, but when you speak, do so with compassion. Following these steps for supporting your grieving parent wont make your role easy, but it may give you a leg up in providing the compassionate care you want to show to the parent you love. Rev. Jason Hilliard has been Minister for Pastoral Care at The Village Church in Dowling Park since 2013. Along with his duties of ministering to the many needs including grief of the members of The Village Church and Advent Christian Village he also leads a Dowling Park chapter of GriefShare, a national grief re covery support program. How can I help an elderly parent deal with the death of a spouse? WHITE SPRINGS White Springs residents packed the Telford Hotel last month for the third an nual Mothers Day Brunch, sponsored by Brenda Gip son of the Adams Coun try Store and the White Springs Special Events Committee. The theme was Bloom where you are Planted. Entertainment was pro vided by White Springs School board member Johnny Bullard, Southside Idols 2018 winner Brittany Powell, and models show casing a variety of clothing from Haven Hospice of Lake City. The keynote presentation was delivered by Gipson, who used four plant types a rose, a hibiscus, sago palm and lantana to encourage women to make genuine connections with others, be supportive, and bloom where they are planted. Gipson said that just as plants require the proper maintenance for optimum existence, so do women and the nurturing support they provide and receives afford them to bloom into their full po tential. The message resonat ed well with the diverse group of attendees who sat together, drinking tea and eating brunch. Among the local attend ees were Councilwomen Helen Miller and Tonja Brown, business owners and guests from Lake City, Ocala, Palatka, and as far as Tennessee. When asked why the Tea was started, Gipson said, Women can accom plish so much better by offering encouragement to each other concluding, stronger women equal healthier families, stronger communities, and excellent leaders. Paige Bullard, chair of White Springs Special Events Committee, of Mothers Day Brunch held rfnttbnfnfbtnn fntr fbnfnt rtnfnbnntftr frfrnrnnfbrt rtrfnrt rtrrfnr nntnbfrtnntrt nrfrtnfnntnbt trnn College grad fered, the turnout contin ues to grow and the wom en continue to become connected, and we see the improvements in our com munity. The event is held annual ly on the Saturday before Mothers Day and tickets can always be purchased among other places, at Ad ams Country Store. Ticket proceeds are used to sup port a local charity.

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4A $15.00* PEOPLE! Really, just $15.00* will get your 4.5 service/business ad in three local newspapers each week in our to get started!!!!! 91767-1 LIVE OAK The mot to of Rotary International is: Service Above Self; One Prots Most Who Serves the Best. In that spirit two out standing Live Oak Rotari ans, J. D. Henry and Alfred T. Airth, gave unselsh and distinguished service to their community. Their service is honored annually when awards are given in their name. The Hen ry-Airth committee identi es graduating seniors who carry the promise that they may become citizens to whom the torch of service may be passed. This vital distinction denes the out standing nominee. From a eld of nominees three were chosen for the award. Alyssa Howard, the winner, plans to attend Florida State to study to be a physicians assistant. First runner-up John Fry plans to attend Santa Fe College and study pre-med / pediatrics. Second run ner-up Natalie Lord plans to attend Yale and study biomedical engineering and political science. The Gretchen Brinkman Scholarship Award is giv en to a graduating senior who is going to college with a major or minor in music and/or the arts. The award decision is based on motivation, need, con tribution to the arts and scholastic excellence. This years Gretchen-Brinkman award winner is Logan Martin, who plans to go to University of Florida and study graphic design/ marketing. The Rotary Vocational Scholarship Award is a cash gift given to a student enrolled in RIVEROAK Technical College. Rotary Vocational Scholarship is presented to a student who is serious about their educational training, plans to pursue a job based on training they are receiving, have nancial need for as sistance and are successful students, capable of passing any state certication or li cense exams. Tyler Sandlin Rotary awards and scholarships presented is the 2018 winner of the Rotary Vocational Scholar ship Award. Interact is Rotary Inter nationals service club for young people, ages 14 to 18. The Suwannee High School Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Live Oak, which provides support and guid ance. The club is self-gov erning and self-supporting and each year is under the leadership of a student board of directors and of cers. Each year the Rotary Club of Live Oak also gives an award to the cur rent Interact president. This years president and award winner is Isaac Henry. A new award over the past few years is the Pan els choice. The winner for 2018 is Fernando Hernan dez. rfnntbnnbtntnt nntnttnnnbntnn btnnnnfnnbtnn tntnntnnnnnn tnbtnnntnttnnn LIVE OAK The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park has announced additions to the 3rd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival, which takes place Oct.1114. Additions include Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, Bruce Cockburn, Horseshoes & Hand Gre nades, Shinyribs, Dustbowl Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, The Grass Is Dead, Jona than Scales Fourchestra, David Gans as Artist-atLarge and more. The additions join a line up that includes Keller Wil liams PettyGrass Featuring The HillBenders, Donna the Buffalo, The Seldom Scene, Samantha Fish, Pe ter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Rev. Jeff Mosier and Joe Craven & The Sometimers. With multiple stages (Amphitheater Stage, Porch Stage, Dance Tent, Music Hall and Music Farmers Stage), the Su wannee Roots Revival is jam-packed with music and dance and many bands will perform multiple sets. The family-friendly festival includes four days of mu sic, camping, yoga, music workshops, a Kids Tent as well as campground pickin sessions. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish mossdraped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a play ground for endless activ ities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. Early Bird Tier 1 Tick ets are on sale now. $140 gets a 4day Weekend Pass which includes music, primitive camping (where is most cases you can camp right by your car!), all tax es, and handling fees. Kids age 12 and under are free. There are also military and student discounts available. See all rates and tiers and get tickets at www.suwan neerootsrevival.com/tickets. Hosted by long-time friends of the SOSMP, Randy Judy and Beth Judy, Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on amazing roots music that ties together a weekend laced with com munity-based fun, grow ing friendships, laughing families and that feel good feeling one gets from hang ing out in such a beautiful natural setting. Oteil Burbridge will lead an all-star cast as Oteil & Friends featuring John Kadlecik, Weedie Braimah, Alfreda Gerald, Jay Lane, Scott Metzger (JRAD) and Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band). Oteil is no stranger to the Suwannee festival family, originally playing SOSMP with Aquarium Rescue Unit and Oteil & The Peacemakers back in the day, as well as his an nual Allman Brothers Band appearances in April. With his current gig with Dead and Company going better than ever, hes making new fans everywhere he goes and Oteil & Friends will bring his vast and varied experiences into what promises to be a transcen dental set that will be long remembered. Oteil has so many options right now, but he loves our festivals and he chose us, Festival director Beth Judy said in a release. All his friends joining him are stellar musicians, but. I absolutely ADORE Alfre da Geralds voice! I cant wait! Leftover Salmon, also a longtime Suwannee favorite who has played multiple times over the years, is one of the great purveyors of Americana that dig deep into the well that supplies its inu ences; rock n roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They will be traveling with a new album, Some thing Higher (released May 2018), in which they tap into everything from horn-blasting R&B to reverb-drenched desert noir, from the cosmic roots music sound they helped create to neo-New Orleans-meets-Appalachia liquefaction. One of Canadas nest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality and musical diversity embracing folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles. For 40 years, this Canadian musical legend has been capturing in song the essence of human ex perience while ercely striving to make it better for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt. Bluegrass mavericks, Horseshoes & Hand Gre nades, will be traveling in from Wisconsin with their 2018 album release, The Ode. Shinyribs is the continu ation of The Gourds Kevin Russells musical journey of country-soul, swampfunk and tickle; a Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit: a hip-shaking, bel ly-laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. An eclectic eight-piece, Dustbowl Revival mines an energizing vein of soul, funk and roots-infused rock. Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinemat ic instrumental trio: innova tive atpicking guitar and sultry-spacy violin along with classically trained and heavily jazz-inuenced drums. The Grass Is Dead will make us all smile, smile, smilepickin and grinnin is what they do best. They have been adapt ing Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998. Known nationwide as a purveyor of literate, impro visational folk-rock with looping, singer/songwriter/ producer/photographer/ author David Gans has composed, performed and written about music for all his adult life. He has been on the road this year with The Grass Is Dead and Rev. Jeff Mosier. Gans will also broadcast his Sunday SiriusXM Ra dio Show, Tales From The Golden Road, live from the festival. With stunning, virtuosic technique, multi-instru mentalist and composer Jonathan Scales is likely the most innovative steel drummer on the planet with his mesmerizing compositions and tasteful, avant-garde improvisation that set him apart from the pack. Bela Fleck, in con sidering Scales cover of his composition The Im poster, remarked To say I am impressed would be a gross understatement. Katie Skene and Cosmic Kind is Skene along with John Molo (drums), Kevin Scott (bass), Rick Lollar (guitar) playing blues, soul and rock under the inuence of Col. Bruce Hampton. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, Nikki Talleys gorgeous voice and thoughtful songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum play blue grass with an edge. SYZYGY is the Gaines ville, Fla., rock trio led by Suwannee favorite Tom Nelly. The Corbitt Brothers are a trio with a hard-driving, Southern rock sound. The dance tent will con tinue to build a program of organized dance hosting bands for contra/square, waltz and salsa. The Dunehoppers, from St. Augustine, have been a staple of North Florida folk festivals the past decade with a tasteful blend of high energy bluegrass, folk and old time dance music. LPT is a 10-piece or chestra delivering salsa and Afro-Cuban music with their high-energy live shows. Based in Piedmont, N.C., The Walker Family Band delights audiences with Irish dance and American old time music with a for ward reaching attitude and will be your waltz connec tion at the Dance Tent. Take one part standup comic, mix in a bit of Penn & Teller, add a dash of Cirque Du Soleil, and one may come close to describ ing Jeff Bradleys show. No matter if Jeff is on stage or holding court in the festival area, his comedy plus cool stuff is not to be missed. Additional acts announced for Suwannee Roots Revival ntntnnnt fbnn nnbnb nnnr ffntnn nbnn

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 5A OBITUARIES 102788-1 rfntrbbr rfntrb bff rffft rff ttbfftfr b brrbrb bfbfrfbft rfffffbf ffffbb bffrfbff fbrft fffftb bfbbtfb bffrb bbr fftbb bfrt rrfbffb tfn nbbfbf frfrfbtbb rfrfbbbff bfft ffbffbf rfbf bbffbf ntbfnnt ffbfrfntf nfbrfntb ntfbbfbffbbf fbrtfffb fbrfftbf rfntftt fbfffrfnt fftbfffft rfn rfnttb tb rbrfr trbtr tbtbnrr btrt nrt rttrbrtr trrf tt trrbrf rrtbrb bbrb rtbnbrt nrtrrtrrbnrtr nbrrf ttrt brt rttrf brt 73473-1 rfntbfrf rf fnrfttbfb ftff f fftrtrftbf tbrbb bftntfbfr rbf brbf fftt bnr btbfffbf ffbr ftfrf bnftt fbtbbfbtb rfftfbbb frbbnr fbf rntbffb bfffttft nbtf f ftfnf rrrbt f btf rfnrt rfntb bnrr rfr b trb rb rrbbb rfn nb rfnb btn n tb b rb trf b P R I C I N G LIVE OAK Visitors to the Live Oak Library on Thursday may nd them selves transported to Japan. As part of the librarys Armchair Travels series, local resident Jennings Bunn will take those in attendance to Iwo Jima at noon Thursday. Iwo Jima is one of the Japanese Volcano Islands. It is south of Tokyo and is one of Tokyos eight villages. The island was the lo cation of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II between February 1945 and March 1945. It is now populated by global mili tary forces only. For more information, please call the library at 386-362-2317. Armchair Travels heading to Iwo Jima TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is upgrading its AMBER and Missing Child Alert public notication system to pro vide ways for residents to be informed. The new system became available last week. Using Everbridge, FDLE can now send out AMBER and missing child alerts to residents through text messages as well as email. In the coming months, residents will also be able to sign up to re ceive alerts through voice calls, TDD/TTY messag ing and through mobile apps. In order to use the system, residents must create an Everbridge account at https://mem ber.everbridge.net/in dex/892807736727806. Current subscribers will continue to receive email alerts, but to access the ad ditional functions, citizens will need the Everbridge account. Everbridge is used by government agencies to is sue emergency alerts, like severe weather warnings, both in Florida and across the nation. FDLE upgrades AMBER/missing child alert system r amanda.usher@ganews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. The Bandit is coming to town. Burt Reynolds is set to attend the rst RKDS Film Festival hosted by RKDS Entertainment and Media on July 12-14 at Mathis City Auditorium. Reynolds will make an appearance 3 p.m., July 12, to receive the key to the city, said Roy Kirkland, RKDS writer and producer. Mayor John Gayle will pro claim July 12 Burt Reyn olds Day, Kirkland said. Reynolds will present Smokey and the Bandit, The Last Movie Star and Gator at the festival. Ga tor was lmed in South Georgia. Im just happy Burt Reynolds will be here be cause I think that will bring Burt Reynolds to visit Valdosta lm fest awareness to what were doing, said Doug Sebas tian, RKDS director. The purpose for the festival is to highlight the regions lm industry, said Kirkland, who deemed South Georgia as an area that heavily contributes to the lm making industry. Were the only ones thats really tooting the horn and advertising and trying to bring awareness to the lm industry in South Georgia, he said. Seven lmmakers from across the nation will have their movies shown on a screen 16 feet high and 35 feet wide. The lmmakers are ex pected to visit from areas such as Los Angeles, Sa vannah and Ohio, Kirkland said. Among the group is director and Thomasville native Bradley Wheeler, who will bring his lm Celeste to the big screen. Ten movies will be shown at various times during the three-day period, and there will be a 10-min ute short movie that will be played. RKDS will screen two of its productions, Spook Bridge and Grandmas Blessings. Kirkland said the version of Spook Bridge that will be playing is the PG-13 version. Kirkland and Sebastian strive to increase general knowledge about the indus try. Hed especially like to get the attention of city and county leaders, Kirkland said. Tickets range from $10150 and can be purchased online at rkdslmfest.com. Information about mailing checks can also be found at this site. fntbtrnntntn fnntbntntnr nnntrn fntfn fbntb TALLAHASSEE Staff represent ing Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be holding mobile office hours across the Suwannee Valley next week. Members of Rubios staff will be at the Lafayette County Courthouse, 120 W. Main St., at noon June 27 to meet with constituents. They will be in the county commission chambers. Rubios staff will also make a stop in Hamilton County at the Jasper City Hall, 208 W. Hatley St. The Hamilton County office hours are from 3-5 p.m. June 27. During the mobile office hours, com munity members can bring forward any issues they are having and would like Rubios office to provide assistance. For more information, call Rubios office in Tallahassee at 850-599-9100 or 866-630-7106. Rubios staff to visit next week

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If you were wondering why there were so many boats on roads in and around Live Oak this past weekend, it was because scallop season started in our area on Saturday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided to divide the scallop harvest area in Florida into ve zones this year with different start and end dates for each zone. The zone nearest to us opened on June 16 and lasts until Sept. 10. Our zone boundary is Rock Island near the Fenholloway River to the north and the mouth of the Suwannee River to the south. The daily limit has remained unchanged at two gallons whole per person or a pint of meat per person. The vessel maximum is 10 gallons whole if you have at least ve people on your boat. We are very fortunate to have the earliest start date in the state, and I am sure the business owners in Stein hatchee are glad that they will be the only place in the state where legal harvest of scallops will be allowed for two weeks. The zones to the north and to the south of our zone will open on July 1. I got a report from the nice folks at the River Haven Marina and the scallops are plentiful again this year. The recent heavy rains have pushed the scallops away from the Steinhatchee River. You will have to run south near Rocky Creek or north near Keaton Beach to nd your limit. I am looking for ward to nding a mess of scallops in our zone for a cou ple of weeks and then heading to the Cedar Key area in July to nd scallops there. The other two harvest zones have even later start dates. The southernmost zone off of Pasco County doesnt open until July 20 and is only open for nine days. The west ernmost zone near Port St. Joe does not open until Aug. 17, but also has the latest end date of Sept. 30. I would suggest at least looking at the harvest zone map if you might be close to a zone boundary. It is illegal to possess scallops on waters outside of an open harvest zone even if they were harvested inside an open harvest zone. This years harvest zones and dates are somewhat complicat ed, but it is great to be able to start looking for scallops in the middle of June. Before you head out make sure your boat has all of the necessary safety equipment and a diver down ag of the appropriate size. Since there will be so many boats in and around Steinhatchee, it is a pretty safe bet that the FWC ofcers will be around boarding vessels and trying to keep everyone safe. If your vessel does get boarded, you will need to have everyones shing license handy. Have fun out there and remember to slow down near the boats with dive ags displayed. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. Opinion A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf The scallop search begins For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution, said: Instead of admitting that rac ism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves. Dr. John McWhorter, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia Univer sity, lamented that victimology, separatism, and anti-in tellectualism underlie the general black communitys re sponse to all race-related issues, adding that these three thought patterns impede black advancement much more than racism; and dysfunctional inner cities, corporate glass ceilings, and black educational underachievement will persist until such thinking disappears. In the 1990s, Harvard professor Orlando Patterson wrote, America, while still awed in its race relations ... is now the least racist white-majority society in the world; has a better record of legal protection of minorities than any other society, white or black; (and) offers more opportunities to a greater number of black persons than any other society, including all those of Africa. During an interview in December with The Daily Call er, Steele said the anti-Americanism that started during the 1960s and has become mainstream and visible in the black community is heartbreaking and sad. That anti-Americanism that so dominates the American black identity has been ruinous to black America, where we are worse off than we were under segregation by almost every socio-economic measure. Some people might challenge Steeles assertion that in many measures blacks are worse off than during seg regation. How about some numbers? As late as 1950, female-headed households were only 18 percent of the black population. Today 70 percent of black children are raised in single-parent households. In the late 1800s, there were only slight differences between the black family structure and those of other ethnic groups. In New York City in 1925, for example, 85 percent of kin-related black households were two-parent households. According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year 11 percent of black children were born to unwed moth ers. Today about 75 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers. From 1890 to 1940, a slightly higher percentage of black adults had married than white adults. Today about twice as many blacks have never married as whites. The bottom line is that the black family was stronger the rst 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years. What about the labor market? In every census from 1890 to 1954, blacks were either just as active as or more so than whites in the labor market. During that earlier period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today its about 30 percent longer. Would anyone suggest that there was less racial discrimi nation during earlier periods? White liberals and the Democratic Party are the major beneciaries of keeping black people fearful, angry, vic timized and resentful. Its crucial to both their political success and their efforts to change our nation. Racial har mony would be a disaster for leftists, be they politicians, academic liberals or news media people. As for black politicians and civil rights hustlers, Booker T. Washing ton long ago explained their agenda, writing: There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndi cate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. r Blind to the real problems JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 The Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and Mayo Free Press welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, address, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor, Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters www.suwanneedemocrat.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, Monja Slater, General Manager, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters, Slater and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce has outdone itself once again. Seeing a need for families within the commu nity to better connect, the Chamber set out to do something about it. And for the third straight year, the Father-Daughter Dance has done just that. The Suwannee County Coliseum never looked better than it did Saturday night. No longer was it an agricultural coliseum. Rather, it had been transformed into a grand ballroom, with a chan delier and everything. It was, as Kyler Hall said, easy to be blown away by the setup. It didnt end there, though. Chuck Barnett, aka DJ Salt Life, kept both the dads and the daughters entertained throughout the night. The other touches the professional pho tograph and the photo booth to the chocolate fountain and candy bar hit on just the right notes as well. The balloon drop had everybody on their feet, soon to be stomping and popping hundreds of balloons. And the Chamber, as it continues to look for ways to make the event even more special, hit once again with the addition of a dance contest. It was a success. It was a good reminder that fathers can take a few moments to step outside of their comfort zone, put on their dancing shoes and let loose with their daughters. It was a nice opportunity for daughters to see the fun alter-ego of their dad. It showed that some fathers still have a few moves. It proved once again that the Chamber was right in starting the Father-Daughter Dance. The success of the dance is not just that it is a social event, which it is. The key to the dance is it is a family event for fathers and daughters. Father-Daughter Dance hits the right notes

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 7A Life in White Springs Summer is a traveling time for me and Merri and we nd ourselves out and about in other parts of the state quite frequently. So how does one write about life in White Springs when this happens? Make stuff up? Well, that was just a eeting thought; my readers and my editor are much too sharp for that! Dive into politics? No, absolutely not, theres enough of that already and we could all use a break from it. Then I recalled some good advice, Write about life, and not all life is in White Springs, but life elsewhere has experi ences and parallels that apply here, no matter their origins. So this week Im going to tell you about a Christmas gift that caused me and Merri to end up on a dinner cruise ship in Clearwater, Flori da, last weekend. Now Christmas gifts dont usually cost the recipient anything, the giv er normally being the only one that spends the money on the gift. This gift however, which was a very generous one given to us and to Merris sister and her husband, required considerable travel and an overnight stay in an area that doesnt have any lodging bargains. The gift came from our nephew and I do love the young man, but while I was making reservations I thought about giving him a couple of tickets to a Broadway play just to get even with him. This was, of course, the wrong way to look at it because being parsi monious with relatives and looking a gift horse in the mouth are not good ways to act, and wont go over well at the next family reunion. Dont judge me gentle reader, it was just a eeting thought that smacked more of imaginary revenge in a humor ous vein than it did of any true discontent, and believe me, the gift ended up being quite a wonderful experience that I am grateful for and will long remember. When we arrived at our motel overlook ing the bay in Clear water, we were told there was bad news and good news. The bad news being that the room we had booked was no longer available, I was understandably ready to grumble, but then came the good news. Wed been upgraded to the executive suite! Our lodging was the size of our house, with a large living room, a big kitchen, a dressing room, two big TVs and a bed so big I had to holler to say goodnight to Merri. We even had covered parking, which is a luxury our car does not enjoy in White Springs. Feeling quite highfa lutin, we bragged about our new status to our fellow travelers and they had to put up with it because they had no choice, we are family. We departed for the Clearwater port early, not wanting to chance getting lost and being late for boarding call. The port was huge, with hundreds of yachts, and quite a number of cruise ships and shing charters. The crowd ran the gamut from nely attired cruisers to bearded, tattooed shermen, smelling of bait and shooing away large, vora cious pelicans that were attracted to them the kind of folks that I, being a sherman at heart, can easily relate to. We were an hour too early for boarding time, so I asked if there was a lounge nearby. A lounge??? The ticket taker snickered and pointed to a bait shop at the end of the dock. You can get drinks there, he said. With my wife and in-laws in tow, I walked through the tiny bait shop crammed full of the bearded tattooed men, surely pirates merely posing as shermen, and after running the gauntlet we emerged into a little shing tavern with more than 2,000 one dollar bills stapled to the walls and ceilings, an impressive wine list, an abundance of craft beers and a seafood menu that was a culinary delight. Everybody there was having a great time and they were great neigh bors too, gladly taking pictures for us of us having a great time ourselves. Im sure that if Ernest Hemingway was ever in Clearwater, this was his favorite place! I saw no reason to leave, but at the appointed time my fellow travel ers insisted that it was time to go on the dinner cruise, so off we went, out through the pirates den and onto our luxury oating restaurant with a crew as nattily attired as the staff of The Love Boat ever was. Soon we were underway. Our behemoth was skillfully captained and was carefully maneu vered through a otilla of other dinner cruise ships, all jockeying for the best position to get out the narrow channel to the gulf, for a prime sunset viewing spot. I saw folks celebrating birthdays, toasting anniversaries, reuniting after deployments and awkwardly negotiating overdone rst dates. It was a people watchers paradise and everybody had a visual story to tell. The crewman/DJ asked what we were celebrating. Our anniversary, we said. Whats your an niversary song? he asked. He looked truly perplexed when we sang I Love a Girl named Boney Maroni, Shes as Skinny as a Stick of Macaroni! Howls of laughter! We happily settled for, and later danced to, Stand by Me. The food was great, the dessert even bet ter, it was great to be with family and, speaking of family, my nephew gets an A+ for his grade on the gift giving exam! Im sure that some people from Clear water will someday end up in White Springs, being a slight bit skeptical and not knowing fully to expect. I hope I get a chance to return the favor and help them to experience life in White Springs. Just remember, life is a gift, and if you really let go and try to enjoy it no matter where you are, chances are you will be successful! Were always glad to hear about go ings on in the community and will be glad to share anything appropriate for this column. Email is the best way to contact me, but any way is welcome. I am thankful that we truly are all con nected, and I hope that we can continue to feel proud of who we are and where were headed, and that we all appreciate that White Springs and its surround ing region is a very special place, to be honored and protected. As always, I look forward to seeing you out and about, enjoying your community and your life in White Springs or wherever you may be. Walter McKenzie 386-303-1394 lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.com Travels from White Springs 102790-1 102783-1 SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS Branford 2018The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level. Sponsored By:SCAFFSBranfordSupermarket386-935-15276/12/18 ........... 15.07 6/13/18 ........... 14.91 6/14/18 ........... 14.82 6/15/18 ........... 14.67 6/16/18 ........... 14.53 6/17/18 ........... 14.28 6/18/18 ........... 14.20 99295-1NOTICE OF INTENDED EMPLOYMENT AND REQUEST FOR RESUMES The Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida gives notice of intent to employ a person for the position of Veteran Service Ofcer. Veteran Service Ofcer is an administrative position which will be responsible for the overall planning and operation of the Veteran Service Ofce for Hamilton County, Florida. The successful candidate must have strong management and communication skills and experience. This position is a parttime position of 32 hours per week. The VSO performs specialized work advising and assisting veterans and their dependents in matters pertaining to their rights to receive veteran benets under various Federal and State statutes. The successful must be an honorably discharged wartime veteran who served at least eighteen (18) months active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, be a surviving spouse of such a veteran, or otherwise qualify for certication as a County Veteran Service Ofcer as dened in Florida Statutes 292.11 at the time of appointment. Certication as a Veteran Service Ofcer by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs is required prior to completion of the six months probationary period. A detailed job description and applications may be obtained from the County Coordinators Ofce, 1153Hwy 41 NW, Suite 2, Jasper, Florida or by calling (386)792. Applications with resumes may be submitted to the Ofce of the Clerk of the Court, 207 NE 1st Street, Room 106, Jasper, Florida, 32052. For consideration all applications/resumes must be received at the Clerks ofce prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday June 29, 2018. LIVE OAK The family of the late Scott Stephens, former Execu tive Director of the Live Oak Housing Authority, has made a unique do nation to the Suwannee Valley Heritage Museum at the Live Oak Railroad Depot. The donation, given in Scotts name by his moth er, Joyce Stephens, is a large train set, complete with a locomotive engine, a coal car, two passenger cars, one livestock car and a caboose. The train was a loved relic from Scotts child hood. The train, circa 1950s, was discovered in an old garage behind their family home on Pine Avenue in Live Oak. Scotts mother was cleaning out a shed, when she discovered parts of the train sticking up out a piles of sawdust. She dug through and found six pieces a real treasure. Scott immediately laid Antique model train donated to museum rfntbnnnrfnnbffnffrfnf bnrfnt claim to it and loved it for almost 50 years. After Scotts passing in early February 2018, the train was returned to his mother once more. Joyce Stephens be lieved these pieces should be shared where all could enjoy. It is the hope of the Stephens family, that people will visit the Mu seum, view the train, and for those that knew Scott, they can smile while re membering days gone by and of a young boy with a happy heart and a be loved train.

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 8A Healthy Living Get moving to improve your health One thing that Ive noticed over the past few years are the differences in the phone calls I get from longtime friends. We used to talk about what was going on in our lives. What our families were up to. Plans for the weekend or our next vacation. Lately the calls seem to be that a friend is in the hospital. Or that an other friend had a heart attack. And it goes on and on and on. Sometimes when I hear from someone who I have not heard from in a while, I hes itate to pick up the phone. And Im only 56 will be 57 in a few months. Yes, I said ONLY because I do not think 56 is old. At the end of the day, its only a number. Many people never use their medical insurance until theyre ill or have to have an appointment to keep their prescriptions in place. Why cant we use our healthcare for HEALTH? Why doesnt the system encourage us to stay healthy even reward us for living a healthy, happy lifestyle? This is by no means a bash the system article. It is sim ply to bring attention to the fact that the system is broke and we must take responsibility for our health. We are the ones that need to take steps to stay healthy. It is time to get up and take control of our health and not wait until we are sick to make changes for a healthier us. When people ask me how to stay active I tell them simply dont stop moving. I tell everyone I love and care about from my family to my amazing Silver Sneakers class NEVER STOP MOVING. Think of that saying a body in motion, stays in motion. It is harder to restart af ter stopping than it is to continue no matter what your goal may be. It is also important to surround yourself with like-mind ed people and remove toxic folks from your life. Again going to brag about my Silver Sneakers class my favor ite class. These folks are by far the most supportive, moti vating group of people I am proud to have in my life. They support each other. If one is out, someone will check on them. If someone is feeling down, the class comes togeth er to lift them up so that they leave with a smile on their face. The friendships that started by exercising together are some of the strongest I have seen. Ready to take control of your health? Here are a few simple steps to get you moving toward a healthier you: do not know your measurements. Find out and write it down. Thats it just write it down and put it away for at least a few weeks. Its just a starting point thats all. already know how tired you are you dont need me to tell you that. Did you know that when you exercise, your energy level increases? Today, get up and take a walk. Nothing more strenuous than a walk but the key is to get up and do it. support you. That motivate you. crap I mean processed foods, unhealthy snacks, sodas and anything else that you already know should not be there get rid of it. Now. Today. water to survive. If you are a soda fanatic, replace one soda a day with water. The most important thing for you to do is to start. And you know what? You CAN do this! I believe in you. Now you need to believe in you. Have a wonderful week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certied tness instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell Instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, gentle ow yoga, teaches morning classes at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger.com, 386/292-6105 or denisesanger@gmail.com. 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report City of Jasper, FL PWS ID# 2240570 rfntb tbbt bb tbbtbbb bnbb bbn bbbnb btbb bttnb nbbtt tbtbb bbt t btt b bbbb Water Quality Results NON-SECONDARY CONTAMINANTS TABLE rfrntbrrbtttnttrrrtttrtbtrrtb rfrtnntrfrtrnnttrtttnrrnttr rttbrtrtrrnrnrtbtrtbrnttrt rtbrntrr rrfntbntrtb nbrrftnftrtrn tbfrnftrnbrftrn rfnrtnftbttn fnbnnbrrnbtbtrn frtrbbbtb tbfrbfbtbb rrrtrrtnt ftrrn rnfb frfbrrnbtnt b trbrrfntfb bbrtttt rfbrrnnrtfb trtnrtrbrrfn tfbn brrfntfrtt rbrftbrrrbfn fbnttfrfbbrrr frr tbtfbnfnf nrrbrrfrr fffntrtnt nfftbrrtr brttrrnbrrttbrrn nfnrftbrrr trfnnrft frt nbnrbnrbb trnnbnrnfr nrf Vivid Visions, Inc. will be hosting an All American Pie Auction on June 25. Bidding begins on June 25 at 8 a.m. and ends July 2 at 8 p.m. Pies will be placed online on June 24 before the bidding begins. Go to www.vividv.webstore.com for more information and to join the auction. The website will show all pies available for bidding. All proceeds go to Vivid Visions Domestic Violence Center. 386-364-5957. Vivid Visions Inc. Presents our 1st Join us for our 1st Annual Pie Auction! Bidding begins June 25, 2018 8:00 am and ends July 2 2018 8:00 pm. Pies will be placed online on June 24t the day before bidding begins. Go to www.vividv.webstore.com for more information and to join the auction, there you will find a list of th e pies available for bidding. 100% of the proceeds will go to Vivid Visions Domestic Violence Center. Thank you for your Support in helping us End Domestic Violence! Vivid Visions 386 364 5957 Vivid Visions Inc. presents Vivid Visions Inc. Presents our 1st Join us for our 1st Annual Pie Auction! Bidding begins June 25, 2018 8:00 am and ends July 2 2018 8:00 pm. Pies will be placed online on June 24t the day before bidding begins. Go to www.vividv.webstore.com for more information and to join the auction, there you will find a list of th e pies available for bidding. 100% of the proceeds will go to Vivid Visions Domestic Violence Center. Thank you for your Support in helping us End Domestic Violence! Vivid Visions 386 364 5957

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 9A Have you noticed how every talk show host and the cover of every magazine promises THE ANSWER to every sin gle problem we face? They pledge to solve our health problems, relationship problems, money problems, etc., with the results of the latest study, survey, or the newest information available. Now, I am not opposed to new information or studies. In fact, I think we are wise to stay in pursuit of knowledge and be life-long learners. My angst comes from thinking that all the right answers have yet to be discovered; perhaps we just keep hoping someone will come up with an easier route to deal with our problems. Our pastor recently challenged us to read continuously through the book of Proverbs, reading Chapter 1 on the rst day of the month, Chapter 2 on the sec ond, and so on. Since there are 31 chap ters, there is an assigned chapter for any months worth of days. At rst glance, Proverbs might seem to be just a col lection of quaint, old-fashioned sayings. However, upon study and consideration, deep spiritual insights appear that focus on the character and works of God and prove to be anything but outdated. A proverb is a short, concise sentence that expresses a moral truth not just intended to present knowledge (having the facts), but to impart wisdom (applying those facts to life). Further, the Hebrew word for proverb means to rule or govern. Hence, the truths presented in the Prov erbs provide profound advice for us to live by. Written by King Solomon, called the wisest man who ever lived, the book be gins with a purpose statement: The proverbs of Solomon, son of Da vid, king of Israel: Heart Matters Proverbs provide advice to live by BAPTIST (Southern)NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCHSR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St., Jennings, FL 32053 www.newhopejennings.org 938-5611Sunday School ..................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Youth Happening, Mission Friends, R&A & GA ............................ 6:30 p.m. WednesdayPrayer Meeting, Team Kids, Youth 6:30 p.m.Van pick-up upon request68728-1CATHOLIC CHURCHST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHree miles north of Jasper U.S. 41 P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052 Rectory U.S. 90 E., Live Oak, FL (386) 364-1108 Saturday MASS 4:00 p.m.68726-1 METHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL Pastor Missy Turbeville Phone 386-792-1122 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................... 10:00am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ....................................... 10:00am(Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday at 6pm)Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 10am-1pm 68730-1PRESBYTERIANFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper 792-2258 Pastor: Ruth Elswood SUNDAYSunday School .............................. 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Ministries ............................ 4:00 p.m. Elementary WEDNESDAY Choir Practice ................................ 7:00 p.m.68732-1 Non-DenominationalBURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH4520 NW CR-146, Jennings, FL 32053 386-938-1265 Youth Pastor: Patrick Murphy SUNDAYSunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Bible Study ...................................... 5:00 p.m. Youth Program ............................... 5:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Kids Rock: Pre-K4 6th Grade 6:00pm 7:30pm68734-1 To list your church in the church directory, Please call Ninan 386-362-1734 68724-1Hamilton County CHURCH DIRECTORYLAFAYETTE COUNTYTO LIST YOUR CHURCH IN THE CHURCH DIRECTORY PLEASE CALL NINAN 386Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship 44884-1 AIRLINE BA PTIST CHUR C H Pastor ........................................................... Preston Gainey Youth Pastor ................................................Derek Garland Childrens Pastor ............................................... Chad Little Sunday Sunday School ........................................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................................................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Fellowship Supper ........................... 6:00 p.m. AWANA & Bible Study ....................................... 6:30 p.m. Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27 www.airlinechurch.com44887-1 Helping Families Follow Jesus 44891-1MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH Rick James, Pastor Music Director Dale CroSunday Sunday School .......... 9:45am Worship Service ..... 11:00am Evening Service ........ 6:00pm Wednesday Supper ................................ 6:00pm Children/Youth Program .. 6:30pm Prayer Meeting .................. 7:00pm 44893-1 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER Freedom is Here www.lccmayo.orgMorning Worship ..................................... Sun. 10:30 a.m. Kids of the King ........................................ Sun. 10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting ........................................... Mon. 7:00 p.m Bible Study. ................................................ Wed. 7:00 p.m. Army of Fire Youth ................................... Wed. 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Ronnie Sadler ALTON CHURCH OF GOD .............. 294-3133Pastor. ....................................................... Rev. Tim Hamm Youth Pastor .................................................. Jeremy Davis Music Director ............................................ Holly Braswell Childrens Pastor. ............................ Ryan & Tiany Perry Sunday School. ........................................... 9:30 10:30am Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church. ... 10:30am 12:00pm Evening Worship. ................................................... 6:00pm Family Night Youth club Church .... 7:00pm WednesdayState Road 27 44888-1 MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH ... 294-2365 Pastor: Bruce BrancheSunday School ......................................................... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service .................................................... 11:00 a.m. Discipleship Training ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................................................... 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday ................................ 7:00 p.m. Team Kids ................................................................ 7:00 p.m. Located on County Road 405 For If Ye Forgive Men eir Tresspasses Your Heavenly Father Will Also Forgive You Matt. 6:14 44892-1 44895-1 NEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Dalas Monismith Phone (386) 776-1806 SUNDAY Sunday Worship. .................................................... 9:30 am Bible Study ............................................................ 10:30 amWEDNESDAYWomens Bible Study. .......................................... 10:00 am HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH 935-2806Pastor ........................................................ Rev. Steve Boyd Sunday School .................................................... 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service .............................................. 7:30 p.m.Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349, then le on CR 138, follow signs. 44889-1 44890-1FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD ....... 294-1811 Sunday School ................................... 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ................................ 10:45 a.m. Kids Church ...................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ............................... 6:00 p.m. Youth Impact ......................................... :00 p.m. Adult Bible Study .............................. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Wednesday Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Youth Pastor: Daryl FletcherLocated at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo Renewing Hope and Building Lives 44886-1 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 294-1306 Interim Pastor ............................ Jimmy Corbin Sunday School .................................... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service ................................ 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............... 7:00 p.m. Seven miles West of Mayo, le on CR 534 then right on 350A ---Jesus Saves--for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insights; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young. (Proverbs 1:1-4) A few things I noticed about this purpose statement: the priority is about attaining wisdom AND discipline. One without the other can prove dangerous. Wisdom without discipline will give way to temptation (Solomons accumulation of wives and concubines that led him away from the Lord is an obvious example) but discipline without wisdom can simply re sult in punishment or even abuse. Second, these verses dont argue basic spiritual and moral beliefs. They assume the reader desires to do what is right and just and fair, not split hairs or look for loopholes about how to dene each one. In fact, agreeing with Gods Word is a prerequisite to comprehending Solomons proverbs. Finally, Solomon seeks to inuence the young with his experience and words of wisdom. A young person who energetical ly seeks wisdom will have success, while those who mock and hate knowledge, calamity will overtake (Proverbs 1:26-27). This holds true whether we are young in years or at heart, so no matter what our age, I challenge you to take a deeper look at the wisdom and insight of Solomons proverbs, because every heart matters! Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Con tact Angie with questions at angieland3@ windstream.net. (StatePoint) Want to beat the heat this summer? Staying cool in hot weather can be easier with these top tips. Bottoms up Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to regu late your body temperature. While it certainly helps to carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, you dont have to stick to plain water in order to quench your thirst. Sum mer is all about fresh fruit and vegetables like cucum ber, watermelon, berries and pineapples. Add slices of these juicy summer fa vorites to a pitcher of wa ter, or simply make a fruit salad or smoothie. Eat cool foods Want to keep both your home and yourself cool er? On the hottest days of summer, skip laboring over a hot stove or opening and closing a blazing oven. Instead, opt for light, cookfree meals. Gazpacho, cre ative salads, lettuce wraps, summer rolls, hummus and grape leaves are all great options for lunch and din ner, as are sweet or savory yogurt and cottage cheese parfaits for breakfast. Take a dip Getting cool by spending time in and around water? Before hitting the pool, beach or lake, be sure your tech is designed to handle all your outdoor fun. To get equipped, consider rugged wearable time pieces, like the WSD-F20 Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Watch, which is 50-meter water-resistant and a good choice for all your sum mer water activities. Use the altimeter, barometer, and compass, along with a full-color map display, to explore lakes, rivers and ocean vistas. Before you head out, download apps, such as MySwimPro for swim ming, Glassy for surng and Fishbrain for shing, to enhance your summer sport activities. Dress Right On sweltering days, sweat less by selecting breathable, natural bers for outts and linens. Avoid polyester and oth er synthetics whenever possible. Loose, owing garments are ideal choices for beating both heat and humidity. This summer, stay cool with the right gear and habits. rfrntn

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 10A Mayo Free Press 102781-1 of Education Pam Stew art. During the two-day conference, they had an opportunity to explore the many higher education and career opportunities avail able right here in Florida. I sincerely hope they elect to pursue their postsecondary dreams in the best state in the nation to get a good education. Branford High Schools Christian Eakins and Ham ilton County High Schools Beatris Elena Santana were also chosen as Sunshine State Scholars. Continued From Page 1A Jackson Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, present ing a variety of educational programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our land scapes, and the contributions they make to our Flor ida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters. org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Break fast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 10 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Association Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other infor mation, call 386-867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommunityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn community. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (StatePoint) Getting out doors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weath er-ready in the following ways. Prepare for the heat When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. How ever, summer heat can be dangerous if youre not prepared, so consider the following: make sure your vehicles air conditioning is in good working order well before a trip, have a rain umbrella on hand to shield you from the sun, as well as frozen water bottles and instant cold packs that can help cool you down quickly. Lastly, make sure you have plenty of water on hand when traveling with pets, and be sure to keep them out of unattended cars where temperatures can quickly reach fatal levels. Know whats coming Before heading to the pool or packing that picnic lunch, check the weather report to make smart deci sions about where the day will carry you. For 24/7 access to accurate weath er information, you can keep the worlds largest, fastest-growing and most trusted provider of weather forecasts and warnings at your ngertips with the AccuWeather app for your mobile device. Available on iOS and Android, the app can help users prepare for intense heat, lightning, beach haz ards and ooding prior to summer travel, events and activities. It also provides access to educational re sources on the health im pacts of different weather events, including safety tips and resources, personalized weather preparedness plans, detailed checklists and more. Helpful year-round, the app can be particularly informative in summer, with its wealth of tips and resources on topics like avoiding rip tides, stay ing safe in extreme heat and preparing for tropical storms. To access these resources and download the app, visit AccuWeather. com/Ready. Dont be bugged Take precautions against Tips to stay safe in summer weather bug bites, particularly mosquitoes, which can be carriers of the Zika virus. Experts are warning that those located in or travel ing to the southern United States should take precau tions to guard against the disease, especially if you are already or planning on getting pregnant. Be sure your backyard is drained of standing water. Use citronella candles to ward off bugs. Apply insect repellent on hikes and other times youre in buggy ar eas, and if possible, avoid skin exposure during dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. If youre looking to travel this summer, check out AccuWeathers rstof-its-kind Mosquito Zika Risk Index in advance, which gives users an easy way to view the likelihood of mosquito infestations that could lead to greater risk of contracting the Zika virus within the contiguous U.S. This new interactive Index, available now on AccuWeather.com, as well as the AccuWeather app on iOS and Android, show cases a week-by-week risk index for the next seven weeks that can help you make more informed deci sions to stay out of harms way. With a little preparation, you can make the most of the summer and your travel plans by dodging common weather risks and hazards. rfnt

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 11A 96905-1 NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to Section 336.10, Florida Statutes, that a public hearing shall be held by the Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County, Florida, on July 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, in the County Commissioners Board Room (Room 112) Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida, regarding the Petition of William P. Langdale, Ill, to vacate, abandon, discontinue, close, renounce and disclaim any right of the County and the public, under Section 336.09 Florida Statutes, as to that portion of NW 34th Avenue from NW 4th Drive to County Road 145 and that portion of NW 4th Drive from County Road 145 to the westerly right-of-way line of the proposed new NW 4th Drive as shown as the crosshatched area on the map attached as Exhibit 1.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGIn accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to the foregoing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ofce of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Room 106, Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 NE First Street, Jasper, Florida, 32052, telephone (9386) 792-1288, not later than 72 hours prior to the meeting; if hearing impaired, TDD 792-0857. Around the Banks Crews, Baker brought joy to East, SPS I was thinking (which in, and of itself can be tricky) about good intentions. I thought about a quotation often used that: The pathway to torment and that is not the word, it is a shorter word that begins with the letter H and ends with the letter L, and which, at times I may look, all depending on the day and hour you see me, like Ive been drug through seven cities and the best one was you know the word that begins with H and ends with L. Sometimes Ive had that word, beginning with H and ending in L given to me, sometimes justiably and on very, very rare occasion, not. To me, it was, is, and, ever shall be: rather like taking a big dose of Castor Oil, that taste, you know, it lingers. You may need it, but you rarely want it. Good intentions. In writing this, I want many of my marvelous former profes sional colleagues who labored with me in the Vineyards of Learning in public education, and there are many, who have gone to that wonderful land, named Re tirement to know: I am not about to give the individuals of whom I am about to write any more of a golden or platinum star than you. If you made it to retirement with many years in public education, you deserve many such stars, and you have earned them. However, I INTENDED to attend the school retirement reception given in honor of Dr. Dan Crews and Mrs. LaDonna Bak er, both recently retired from Suwannee Countys public schools, and can you be lieve it, in my mind, got the day mixed up. Ill bet none of you have ever done that? Its rare for me, but becoming less rare. During the wonderful years I spent in administration at Suwannee Elementary East School, housed in the same build ing as present Suwannee Primary School (1998-2003) with Dan and LaDonna lead ing, cajoling, singing, playing, and teach ing our students music, stage presence, how to sing, how to project, giving many students attention that added to their con dence levels and led to, in many instances, further greater achievements in the area of music was, for me, to use a short word for a very big expression: JOY. They were the best. Dr. Dan Crews standing and directing the Suwannee Elementary Chorus and LaDonna accom panying so beautifully on piano as choral accompanist, for the group. They made a good team, and I was the president of their fan club. They were and are: GREAT!!! Public school districts who can afford to hold on to a great music program, gain something, and the children are the ma jor winners. Suwannee Countys public JOY? I decided to do it in this column, because truly, for many years, they brought a lot of beautiful music, golden memories, and happy times to so many parents, grandparents, community sup porters and, I KNOW, they brought much joy to me. For that and your many, many dedicated years to the school children of Suwannee County, this semi-retired edu cator will always be grateful. Joy beyond measure, truly. I approached Dan and LaDonna with a thought, and I did want their input, I stated: I think Suwannee Elementary East needs a school song, and I had written the lyrics of a song and thought about using the tune of the old Jimmie Davis classic You Are My Sunshine for our school song, and they looked it over, made a few adjustments and, at the next school assembly and over the next several years, there was rarely a school assembly, that did not ring with hundreds of students, staff members, community voices singing with gusto: We are from East School, We love our East School, Were always happy, in every way, We always work hard To do our best here, At East the Sun Rises Every day. I can still hear them singing it when I close my eyes. It was one of those emotional aha moments the rst time I heard it performed. Ill never forget it, and I will always appreciate the memory of that moment and the two wonderful individuals who made it happen: Dr. Dan Crews and Mrs. LaDonna Baker. Keep rising and shining Dan and La Donna, and keep enriching lives with the beauty of your talents. Your legacy of music and inspiration, lives on in my heart, and I hope this column, in some small way, makes up, for my good in tentions of making it to your retirement reception. To all educators who work with our children and who are dedicat ed including one very special one, now retired, who infused in me, a true love for writing, and gave me condence for the small talent I have: Mrs. Dorothy L. Bryant, longtime educator at South Ham ilton Elementary, White Springs, Florida: Thank you and God Bless you. From the Eight Mile Still on the Wood pecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. rfn rfnrttb tbntb tfbnn r rnrfbnrttrtbbtbr tn 102789-1 schools dedicated themselves in the years I was there (1998-2003) in sup porting a great music program. To Dan and to LaDonna, I want to publicly express my sincere thanks for those marvelous years of joy you gave me. Each time the children came on stage to sing, to perform, my heart sang right along with them. The Christmas programs were never too long, and the tradition of the songs nev er grew old to me. Multi-talented Dr. Dan Crews, wrote a special Christmas songs for our always, award-winning oats in the Christmas on the Square Parades. We won the rst place trophy for four mar velous years in our category due to the management and creativity of Mrs. Lin da Cheshire, dedicated and wonderful teacher assistant, and many hours of ef fort from other staff members, parents, and community members and students, and our lighted and more than marvel ous, Christmas on the Square Floats always, always had a Dr. Dan Crews original playing, accompanied by Mrs. LaDonna Baker. When I was at Suwannee Elementary East, Dan wrote, composed, music and lyrics for new Christmas song each of the ve years I was there, and, after I left Suwannee Countys public schools, he was faithful in sending me a music CD he made as gifts each year. I have many of these with his compositions and with Ladonna playing, and they are GREAT. Dan and LaDonna brought a lot of happiness to our school, and lot of smiles and happiness to the hearts of our community. How can you thank someone for brining you that much

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 12A jason.smith@ganews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. Kindall Keyek grew up in Orlando, Fla., and spent a fair amount of time around amusement parks. Keyeks dream job is to work for Disney World, but while she attends college at Valdosta State University, she is working at Valdostas second largest employer: Wild Adventures Theme Park. The theme park employs roughly 9001,000 people throughout the year, ac cording to the Valdosta Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. The SunLight Project team repre senting newspapers in Valdosta, Thomasville, Moultrie, Dalton, Tifton, Milledgeville, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla. took a look at a few of the largest pri vate sector employers in each of the papers coverage areas. While public enti ties, such as hospitals, universities and school systems, are the largest employers in many areas, private sector businesses also em ploy large numbers of people. Typically arriving an hour and a half before guests, Keyek, an admissions team member, spends her time at Wild Adven tures working directly with customers han dling complaints, compliments and ensur ing the parks guests have the best possible experience. Keyek is majoring in psychology at VSU and said her school work helps with her job performance. Sometimes people are upset, and know ing the things I know from school about how to calm people down and how to talk to people, it really helps with this job, she said. Before Keyek worked for a large em ployer, she worked for a daycare center and did odd jobs such as mowing grass. Now, Keyek said she loves her job and plans to work at Wild Adventures at least until she graduates from college. I think that Wild Adventures does a good job employing a lot of people as well as taking care of the individual employee, she said. Working in a preschool setting youre working with children one-on-one, but here, its still one-on-one, but its a shorter time, so the memories count more. Your rst impression matters more. Wild Adventures began as Liberty Farms Animal Park, a petting zoo, in the 1990s and was purchased by Herschend Family Entertainment in 2007, said Molly Deese, vice president and general manager of the park. Because of the parks size and wide range of jobs, it spends about $6 million on payroll each year, she said. Wild Adventures continues to evolve and has grown into the areas premier en tertainment attraction, Deese said. As we look to the future, we will con tinue to provide a place where families come to make memories worth repeating, and we are incredibly excited about the growth and changes on the horizon, she said. Kaitlyn Redish, communications direc tor, and Betty Morgan, vice president of business development, both of the Valdo sta-Lowndes County Chamber of Com merce, said larger employers are important to the overall health of the business com munity. Redish said a community benets from a large employer because it creates stabil ity and attracts residents from other cities and towns. (Large employers are) likely going to bring people in, Redish said. Its not only going to bring consumers in but bring in people to work. Sometimes we say small business is the backbone of our community, but that does not mean we should discount our larger businesses. We are glad to have them and we need to have them. Manufacturers Manufacturers are often some of the largest private employers in a community. The SunLight report shows a majority of top employers are manufacturers of some kind. Four of Whiteld Countys top ve private employers are manufacturers. They include Shaw Industries with 6,593 employees, Mohawk Industries with 4,100 employees, Engineered Floors/ J+J Floor ing with 3,100 employees and the Beau lieu Group with 2,000 employees. As membership development director for the Milledgeville/Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce, Kara Lassiter re cruits new businesses to the chamber and provides resources to existing businesses within the community. Lassiter said the importance of Baldwin Countys largest employers cannot be overstated. When the economy went bad several years ago, a lot of the countys biggest employers ended up having to shut down, she said. Between Central State Hospital and the (indoor appliance manufacturer) Rheem plant drying up, a lot of the focus moved from manufacturing and health care to things like higher education. Our largest employers have done a great job picking up the slack and providing jobs to the community. In Colquitt County, the economy is hit ting on all cylinders, according to ofcials, with an unemployment rate more than half a percent better than the state average and new growth throughout the community. National Beef is one of the largest busi nesses in the county and it continues to grow. It is in the midst of a $32.5 million expansion. The Moultrie facility is ex panding by 40,000 feet. The meat-processing company is the second-largest private employer in the county. Expansion is expected to increase the local workforce. When those employees are on board, National Beef will employ about 500 peo ple, some 950 behind Sanderson Farms 1,450 workers at its Moultrie chicken-pro cessing facility. National Beef should be nished by October, said Darrell Moore, president of the Colquitt County Economic Develop ment Authority. National Beef had previously grown to 450 employees, but its numbers slipped af ter Walmart did not renew a contract with the company in 2013. As the second largest employer in Thomas County, Cleaver-Brooks has more than 250 employees, including its Thomas ville corporate ofce. In 1929, John C. Cleaver started manufacturing small, portable boilers. Cleaver-Brooks was formed in 1931 after Cleaver and Raymond Brooks began man ufacturing the worlds rst packaged boiler in Thomas County. Today, the company manufactures boiler room equipment for commercial, institu tional and industrial markets. The company develops hot water and steam-generation products aimed at in tegrating and optimizing the total boiler/ burner/control/stack exhaust systems to maximize energy efciency and reliability while minimizing emissions. The 216,000-square-foot Cleaver-Brooks facility in Thomasville consists mainly of aftermarket products, re tub boilers, elec tric and electrode boilers and integrated controls. More than 250 employees, including the ones in the Thomasville manufacturing operation, work in corporate functions, including nance, marketing, executive teams, procurement, human resources and customer service. The economic impact of their commit ment to Thomas County cannot be under stated, said Shelley Zorn, Thomasville Payroll Development Authority executive director. Those payroll dollars are spent in Thomas County daily at other Thomasville businesses. Those payroll dollars benet us all, Zorn said. Careers possible at the Thomasville plant include welders and fabricators, drafters and engineers, electrical control technicians and maintenance technicians. In addition to Thomasville, Cleav er-Brooks operates manufacturing and warehouse facilities in eight locations worldwide China, Canada, Mexico, and additional U.S. sites in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Kelley Manufacturing is Tift Countys fth largest employer with roughly 230 employees. It builds equipment for every phase of the farming process, according to its website. The company specializes in peanut har vesting, tillage and poultry cleanup equip ment. The Tifton site occupies 28 acres, with a 193,000-square-foot facility. Heat Craft is the fourth largest employer in Tifton with about 550 employees. At its 560,000-square-foot manufactur ing facility, Heatcraft creates refrigeration products: Coolers, condensing units, con densers and uid coolers, among others. Systems range from the size of a brief case to the size of a school bus. Triumph Aerospace Engineering, Bald win Countys top private employer, has roughly 650 employees manufacturing various aircraft parts for government contractors and other buyers from its 650,000-square-foot plant. Mohawk Industries is the third largest employer in Baldwin County. Its Milled geville plant employs nearly 300 people. It is a ooring manufacturer. Mohawk In dustries is also one of the top employers in Whiteld County. In Thomas County, other largest em ployers include manufacturers Hurst Boiler, with about 230 employees; TECT Power at 255 employees; and Oil-Dri, with 250 employees. Call Centers Founded in 1998, Convergys is a third party call center that acts as the rst line of customer service for different businesses. Employees at Convergys act as front line customer service representatives, said Brooke Beiting, senior specialist for com munications. They take incoming calls from our cli ents clients, she said. They help answer questions ranging from billing to adding new services to general questions. Prior to April, the Valdosta branch em ployed around 380 people, but after losing a contract handled by the Valdosta branch, the company sent out a closure warning, Beiting said. 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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 13A but many of the employees who left were allowed to interview for work-at-home positions or other positions. While Convergys wont be able to bring back all of its former employees, it has conrmed that approximately one-third of the companys former employees will be returning to work the new contracts, Beiting said. The business is refreshing its current building to increase the number of people it can employ to about 400. Before April, Convergys was the fth biggest employer in Valdosta with 380 employees. With the new contract, Con vergys plans to hire more than 200 people by the end of the year to, once again, secure its position as a top employer in Lowndes County. Elead One/Fresh Beginnings is also a call center in Valdosta. It is the top private sector employer in Lowndes County with approximately 1,582 employees, accord ing to the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. Private Hospitals In Dalton, the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-20 drove home the need for a local hospital. At the time, the closest hospitals were in Chattanooga, Tenn., about 30 miles to the north. Crown Cotton Mill, Elk Mills, local physicians and others donated land and money and Hamilton Memorial Hospital, named for Crown Cotton Mill founder George W. Hamilton Sr., was dedicated May 21, 1921 on National Hospital Day. Today, Hamilton Medical Center is a key part of Hamilton Health Care System which employs some 2,500 people. In addition to Hamilton Medical Center, Hamilton operates several long-term care facilities, an assisted living facility, apart ments for low-income senior citizens and Bradley Wellness Center, among other operations. It has more than 700 unique job de scriptions, but nurses make up the largest category of employees. Nancy Cope has worked at Hamilton Medical Center for almost 13 years. About two years ago, she became a clinical re source nurse at the hospital, responsible for all the education on her ward. Right now, I work Monday through Friday, 8 to 5, she said. When I started my nursing career, I worked two years on the night shift. I prefer day shift just for my bodys sake. But I really liked the work on the night shift. There was a little more downtime, so you got to spend more time with your patients. It wasnt as rushed. In her current job, she is responsible for new nurse orientation. Hamilton has a residency program for new nurses. We (clinical resource nurses) do that. We do monthly education, and we are also out on the oors helping the nurs es with patient care, so its different every day, which I like, she said. Some days I dont lay a hand on a patient. Other days, thats all I do. She says technology has changed the job somewhat. When I rst came into nursing, we were still paper charting. Now, its pretty much all electronic, she said. But the actual care we provide hasnt changed that much. She said the winter months are usually the busiest at the hospital. We see a lot of pneumonia patients, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Thats largely the elderly, she said. We also see more pediatric pa tients because of bronchiolitis and the u. Thats the season for that. We usually see a drop in the summer, but over the past couple of summers, it doesnt seem to have dropped as much as it used to. Cope said she knew from a young age she wanted to be a nurse. My grandfather suffered from emphy sema, she said. I remember going into the hospital to visit him, and the smile those nurses put on his face. That made me want to do that. Turning Point Hospital, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with 325 employees is the third largest employer in Colquitt County. Baking up business Tammy Armitages day at Thomas villes Flowers Foods involves reviewing dozens of specication sheets, package samples, vinyl display clings and printed proof copies. Shes a purchasing graphics manager for Flowers Foods, one of the largest pro ducers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States and among the largest employers in Thomas County. After more than 20 years as a mar keting coordinator and administrative assistant for Flowers at the companys corporate ofce in Thomasville and one of its subsidiary bakeries in Villa Rica, Ga., Armitage moved to the procure ment/packaging department, where shes been for 11 years. She and her colleague, Emily Hancock, are involved with the development of 90-95 percent of the packaging mate rials Flowers uses. The packaging for new products or redesigns, and nutrition and ingredient labeling updates all pass through Armitages ofce for her review. One of her biggest challenges recent ly has been the new nutrition labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016. The changes, requiring a new design, new callouts and additional scientic data, needed to be designed and implemented across thousands of products made by Flowers in two years. The FDA has extended the deadline to 2020, Armitage said, but weve al ready completed about 85 percent of the updates. When labeling for allergens or calo rie and serving sizes change, Armitage manages the packaging updates. She works with Flowers Foods marketing, sales and business units teams for new graphics; the quality assurance team for nutrition and ingredient panels; and the regulatory team to ensure packaging complies with all federal guidelines and organic or kosher certication. She also works with an external graphics company, individual print shops and other business partners to complete the process, which can take anywhere from four days to four months for each package. There are a lot of moving parts on any given project, but I know we have a deadline to hit, and I always work to be sure we meet that package print date, she said. At any given time, I probably have 30 projects in the hopper, at vari ous stages of completion. Despite juggling so many projects, Armitage said she enjoys the work. My job is fun. I look forward to coming to work every day you never know what the day may bring. I wouldnt have been here 34 years if I didnt enjoy it, she said with a laugh. I work with a great group of people Ive always had a good boss, and our team works well to gether. We work hard, but we still enjoy what we do and working with each other. What more can you ask? Flowers Foods employs more than 500 people in Thomas County ap proximately 300 at its corporate ofce, and another 215 at the Thomasville bak ery, which operates as a separate subsid iary. Flowers also provides opportunities through outsourced services and its inde pendent distributor program. Nationally, the publicly traded compa ny has more than 9,700 employees and 47 bakeries. Its top brands are Natures Own, Daves Killer Bread, Wonder and Tastykake. Flowers Foods got its start as the Thomasville Bakery, located at 300 Madison St., in 1919 with two brick ovens. Today, the Thomasville bakery has ve production lines making bread, buns, honey buns and doughnuts. It serves a 400-mile territory that covers southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle, including Macon, Ga., Dothan, Ala., and Pensaco la and Lake City, Fla. With unemployment at a historic 3.8 percent, the skilled labor market is tight everywhere, said Tonja Taylor, Flowers Foods chief human resources ofcer. Jobs most in demand are in bakery main tenance, engineering, and production; information technology and eld market ing a newly developed sales team with members located across the country. At Flowers, we are addressing the tight labor market by putting more focus on recruitment and building internship programs with technical colleges, Tay lor said. Potential new hires should know that when you work at Flowers, you work with good people, Armitage said. You can take pride in what you do because no matter what your role is, you know the people around you also get their job done and get it done right. Flowers Baking and their corporate ofce are a cornerstone of Thomasvilles economy. And on a lighter note, what other community smells like bread every day? Its absolutely wonderful, said Shelley Zorn, Thomasville Payroll De velopment Authority executive director. Large Retailers In the retail industry, it should come as little surprise that Walmart is among the top employers in several communities. In Valdosta, Walmart is the fourth largest private sector employer with roughly 859 employees, according to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. In Colquitt County, Walmart is the third largest employer with 350 jobs. In Baldwin County, Walmart ties as the fourth largest employer with Kroger with approximately 200 employees each. Walmart is tied for the sixth largest employer in Suwannee County with Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Cen ter with 400 employees, according to the Suwannee County Economic Develop ment ofce. Distribution Centers The Valdosta Regional Lowes Dis tribution Center employs more than 900 employees, making it the third largest private employer in the county. Lowes as a total company employs more than 310,000 employees, said Michael Jerome, general manager. The average wage and responsibility for each worker at the facility vary by position. Some of the job responsibilities in the regional distribution center include op erations, quality assurance, maintenance, receiving vendors purchase orders on the receiving dock, loading product on trucks to ship to Lowes stores and more. What all roles have in common is our focus on the customer and our commit ment to serve, Jerome said. Our saying is that Youre either serving a customer, or youre serving someone who serves customers. While the distribution center does not directly cater to customers, Jerome uses the companys saying to instill customer service in the distribution center work force. To work at Lowes Valdosta RDC is hard work, but its very rewarding, he said. To know that safety is the core value of everything we do at the RDC is very comforting. Also, to know we are a part of some thing bigger is exciting. We know that we arent just moving boxes, were shipping dads Crafstman Fathers Day gift and moms new dream kitchen. People have a connection with their home, and its an honor that we get to be a part of improv ing it with them. While the wages at the company were not released, Jerome reviewed some of the benets. We are focused on attracting the best talent to Lowes through competitive wages, but also through our outstanding health and wellness benets options, he said. Full-time employees are also eligi ble for a 10 percent employee discount, incentive programs, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays, a discounted stock purchas ing plan, tuition reimbursement and paid time off for community volunteering. The Valdosta distribution center opened in 1996 with the purpose of Lowes distributing its products to stores throughout the Deep South, he said. Sitting on 165 acres of land, the Lowes RDC originally opened as a 750,000-square-foot warehouse. With the growth in customers, sales and store count, the business expanded by 600,000 square feet in 2006 which expanded it to the current 1.35 million-square-foot facility. Looking to the future, Lowes is build ing a nimble supply chain to respond to evolving customer expectations, Jerome said. Were focused on providing depend able, convenient and faster fulllment options for customers, he said. Lowes continues to invest in the Valdosta RDC through (information technology) up grades and automation improvements that will help make our employees jobs easier. American Textile Company ofcially opened its newest Tifton location March 7 and now employs 375 residents. Founded in Pittsburgh in 1925, Amer ican Textile Company provides basic bedding products, supplying mattress protectors, pillow protectors, bed pillows, travel pillows, comforters, mattress pads, sheets and pet bedding to large and small retailers in the United States and Canada. The 400,000-square-foot, state-of-theart warehousing and distribution facility will more than double the companys dis tribution capacity. The companys Tifton footprint now consists of approximately 650,000 square feet. American Textile began its relation ship with Tifton in 2010 when company ofcials announced the opening of the rst Georgia location. It opened in April 2011. In 2012, the company moved its North American distribution operations from Duquesne, Pa., to Tifton and the transition was completed in July 2012. Lance Ruttenberg, American Textile Company president and CEO, speaking at the grand opening, said the facility will ship more than 30 million bedding prod ucts annually. We believe this operation will be the most sophisticated of its kind in our in dustry, he said. Partnerships are extremely important in our economic development endeavors and American Textile Company contin ues to exceed expectations, said Brian Marlowe, president and chief executive ofcer of the Tifton-Tift County Cham ber of Commerce and president of the Tift County Development Authority, speaking at the grand opening. They continue to provide quality jobs for our residents, invest in our community and their employees volunteer their time, effort and resources for the betterment of our community. Our partnership with American Textile could serve as a mod el for how public-private partnerships should work. Tiftons top employer is its Target Dis tribution center with 550 employees. Other Employers Advent Christian Village, a retirement community in Dowling Park, Fla., is one of the top ve employers in Suwannee County. Darleen Hinrichs, senior director of donor engagement, said ACV currently employs about 485 people. Around 25 percent of our staff has worked here for 10 years or more, Hin richs said. Due to the wide variety of jobs, an average salary was not available, but the company tries to pay competitively. We have to be competitive, so we do review these benchmarks periodically to make sure that we are competitive in each of the different elds, Hinrichs said. ACV was originally a home for or phaned children and retired ministers and missionaries but has grown into a retire ment center for everyone. Its a great place to work for people who want to make a difference, Hinrichs said. ACV currently serves 800 seniors in three different levels of care. About 500 seniors are living independently in their homes, apartments or duplexes. The seniors living in Dacier Manor receive some assistance and the Good Samaritan Center nursing home offers rehabilitation, long-term care and memory care. ACV is Floridas rst retirement com munity, and it will observe 105 years in December, Hinrichs said. The village was established in 1913. Seniors on campus have many ame nities within a short drive or walk from their residence. On campus, there is a grocery store, bank, post ofce, hotel, gift shops, resale shops, caf, wellness and tness center and medical center with a clinic, pharmacy, outpatient rehab and dentist ofce. The amenities are also open to the public. ACV just completed the construction of Taylor Commons, which features two-bed apartments with an open oor plan. Hinrichs said those apartments are already full. The business also offers the equivalent of condos with a homeowner association. She said the condos will be low main tenance for the seniors because the main tenance will be included in association fees. We offer a wide variety of living op tions so that anyone can virtually afford to live here, Hinrichs said. Looking to pass on the knowledge and experience to the next generation, ACV will start a mentoring program with high school freshmen this year, according to the company. Students will meet monthly with mentors throughout high school. Senior year students will receive scholar ships for college or trade school. The GEO Group has about 300 em ployees who are largely guards at the Riverbend Correctional Facility. It is the second largest employer in Baldwin County. The SunLight Project team consists of reporters Jason A. Smith, Patti Doz ier, Charles Oliver, Jessie R. Box, Will Woolever, Alan Mauldin, Stuart Taylor and Thomas Lynn. The SunLight Project is overseen and edited by Jim Zachary and Dean Poling. To contact the Sun Light team, email sunlightproject@ga news.com. Continued From Page 12A State & Region

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 14A ORLANDO Raycom Media an nounced last week it has pioneered a television streaming channel devoted exclusively to on-demand investigative journalism and in-depth public interest content focused on everyday lives of viewers. Titled InvestigateTV, the channel uses OTT (over the top) app technology to distribute stories directly to viewers via the internet. It is accessible on the video streaming service Roku (search InvestigateTV) and will soon be released to other digital streaming services. Content will include investigations by Raycoms television stations in part nership with ProPublica, the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprot news outlet that specializes in accountability journalism; Arizona State Universitys News21 project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, and Nerdwallet, a consumer nance website. Pat LaPlatney, Raycoms president and chief executive ofcer, announced the InvestigaveTV initiative at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference in Orlando during a panel presentation on the future of television. We know viewers are interested in meaningful investigations that dig deeper into issues they face in their everyday lives, said LaPlatney. This gives us the ability to aggregate investigative materials, including stories that our local stations generate. Then it is bundled into one, easy, on-demand viewing experi ence. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $188,000 in Pro Publica to expand its video capability in order to collaborate with Raycom Media in producing original investigative re porting for the InvestigateTV OTT (over the top) channel. We are thrilled to expand ProPubli cas video journalism into new platforms through this exciting partnership, said Raycom Media launches investigative journalism channel rffrntbrnbfrrrrrb rrffrnrffbrrnbbnrr Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica edi tor-in-chief. We look forward to reach ing new audiences, bringing greater at tention to our investigations, and height ening our ability to spur impact. Len Downie, Weil Family Professor of Journalism at ASUs Cronkite School and former Washington Post executive editor, said Raycoms commitment to in vestigative journalism makes it an ideal partner for the News21 project, which brings together top journalism students from around the country to report and produce in-depth, multimedia projects. The students work under the direction of Downie. Lee Zurik, who heads Raycoms na tional investigative team, said Investi gateTV is intended as both a watchdog and a resource for the public through consumer-focused journalism. We hold public ofcials account able, said Zurik. Stories from Raycom Medias award-winning journalists and partners focus on government corruption, corporate greed, and health care. Raycom Media owns and manages 65 TV stations in 20 states. It is also the par ent company of CNHI, LLC, which owns more than 100 newspapers in 22 states. Nation BRANFORD Residents in southern Suwannee County showed up en masse Friday. The Suwannee County Sheriffs Of ce, Suwannee County Fire Rescue and Love INC held a fundraising lunch Fri day in Branford to benet Andrew Reyn olds family. According to Sheriff Sam St. John, the fundraiser was a huge success. Thats the most weve ever cooked and the most weve ever raised, St. John said. The group sold right around 600 din ners, which consisted of chicken and rice, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll, and raised $5,400 for Reynolds wife and two children. Reynolds was killed June 6 in an ex plosion at Suwannee Iron Works and Fence. It was a real good turnout and it just goes to show you the kind of community that we live in, St. John said. We had a lot of pre-sold and a lot of walk-ups down in Branford. It was just a real outpouring from the community. Groups raise $5K-plus for victims family rffff Why is there so much misinforma tion and so many misconceptions when it comes to nursing homes? Probably because years ago, they were very un pleasant places. And unfortunately, there are still some bad ones our there. Admitting a loved one into a skilled nursing facility, otherwise known as a nursing home, is a difcult and extreme ly emotional decision for all involved. I want to address the common mis conceptions and culture perceptions that may or may not be true, but nevertheless inuence ones decision and thought pro cesses when a loved one may need the 24/7 care of a skilled nursing facility. Are nursing homes where people go to die? There is a belief that is one of todays biggest misconceptions that nursing homes are the last stop before the funeral home. The fact is, even though many senior adults require the 24/7 care of a nursing home after surgery, an injury, accident or health event such as stroke or heart attack, once sufciently recov ered, they may be able to return to their previous living arrangement or released to a care giver for the remainder of their lives. When it is not possible to return home permanently, most Medicaid certi ed nursing facilities are able to convert the patient to a long-term care bed if one should be available. Do nursing homes smell bad? Its true that incontinence is a fact of life in most nursing homes, but todays cleaning methods and prompt attention to any sanitary issue is standard in most nursing homes. In todays skilled nursing world, lingering unpleasant odors are no longer an issue that cannot be resolved. Do residents of nursing homes lose their privacy? You should expect staff to be consid erate of the need for privacy and knock on closed doors before entering the room, respect clothing choices and per sonal preferences when appropriate. If you have a mother and father who would like to live together at the nursing home, you should expect to nd a facility where this is allowed and their privacy is respected. Nursing homes have changed. Nursing homes have changed a good deal over the past decade. They are no longer a place where grandma sits and waits for someone to change the televi sion to her afternoon soaps and for her weekly visit from the family. With more and more focus on rehab and recovery, nursing homes often have a diverse pop ulation, which includes both younger and elderly individuals. Shayne Baumgardner is the admis sions/marketing director at Lafayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mayo. Changing the perception of nursing homes Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Twitter: @suwanneedemocra Facebook: /suwanneedemocrat Ofce: 386-362-1734

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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 JASPER The Hamilton Coun ty Flames 12U softball team won the District 4 Championship on Saturday, June 2 for their second straight district title. The tournament was held in Jasper this year and the Flames re ceived a bye in the rst round. The Flames faced the rst-round winner, the Live Oak Impact, in the second round on Friday, June 1. Hamilton County won that game in ve in nings 17-7, which put the Flames into the championship round and sent the Impact into the losers bracket. Live Oak defeated the Taylor County All-Stars, earning a spot in the championship round and a re match with Hamilton County. The Flames then defeated the Live Oak Impact 17-7 in four in nings in the championship round to secure the title. When asked about the Flames opponents in the playoffs, assistant coach Michael Morgan said, We played great competition that fought hard through the entire tournament. Our girls did a great job of playing up to the competition and nishing strong. The 2018 12U championship comes a year after the Hamilton County Flames defeated the Taylor County All-Stars 17-1 in the 2017 10U championship for the countys rst District 4 championship. I think the players really came together as a team and a family said head coach Bud Bembry. The District tournament capped off a third straight undefeated reg rfntb Hamilton County Flames win district softball title LIVE OAK The Rack Splitters, shooting out of Moose Lodge #624 in Lake City, placed third in a recent qualifying tour nament to secure an all-expense paid opportunity to compete in the APA World Pool Champion ships in Las Vegas. Live Oak team members in clude Aaron and Brandy Sellars and Don Edwards. The teams ve other members Thom as Gordon, Robert (J.R.) and Amanda Davis, and Bill and Holly Chopie are from Lake City. According to its website, the American Poolplayers Associa tion (APA) is the worlds largest amateur pool league. With nearly 250,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and Japan, the APA awards nearly $2 Million in guaranteed prize mon ey every year during the APA Championships in Las Vegas. The team competed against more than 30 others in the League from all across the MidNorth Florida in a two-day tour nament in Palatka on June 9-10. The trophy will be prominently displayed at Moose Lodge #624 where the team plays twice a Live Oak/Lake City team wins 9-Ball Championship Qualies to play in Las Vegas rt bbt www.suwanneedemocrat.com t michael.jones@ ganews.com JASPER Hamilton Coun ty High School has hired a new boys basketball coach. Eugene Jones, a former as sistant coach at FAMU and assistant football coach at Chiles High, takes over a program with a lot of recent success. The Trojans have gone to the state playoffs the last seven years and made a Final Four appearance during the 2015-16 sea son and a played in the state title game in 2013-14. Im very excited. Theres a ton of ability here, said Jones, who will be a head coach for the rst time. The HCHS boys basketball team Eugene Jones hired as head boys basketball coach at HCHS was coached by Mike Cohen last year and Malcolm Pollock for the 2016-17 season. Patrick Murphy held the position from 2005-2016 and led HCHS to ve district titles and two appearances in the Final Four. Jones was on the sidelines recent ly as he coached the Trojans in the Goodwill Games Basketball Tour nament in Lake City. HCHS went 3-1 in the tourna ment held June 9-10 at the Richard son Community Center, coming in second place with Eastside taking the title. Kalel Lanier averaged 12 points per game in Hamilton Coun tys three wins, Juwan Pierce had 15 ppg and Tony Stockton averaged nearly 13 points per game. Denan dre Johnson made the all-tourna ment team. rt r SEE HAMILTON, PAGE 2B SEE COMPETITION, PAGE 2B r rr Competition comes to a close at Bob Palmer Tennis Camp t michael.jones@ ganews.com LIVE OAK The 46th annual Bob Palmer tennis camp concluded Thursday with Jay Raj coming in rst place for the 8U division and SEE LIVE OAK, PAGE 2B

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2B Wireless technology takes hearing aids to new levels Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing decits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. e National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million people) aged 18 and older report some trouble hearing. Age is the strongest contributor to hearing loss, with people age 60 and older with the highest levels of impairment. People with hearing decits can access a growing number of assistance devices which make their lives easier: from telephones and doorbells that trigger a blinking light rather than a bell; to closed captioning and voice-to-text conversion; to a greater understanding and widespread usage of sign language. e deaf and hearing impaired have many options which help them overcome hearing loss. As technology advances, so also, do the options for the hearing impaired. One innovative piece of gadgetry is sophisticated wireless hearing aids that are compatible with personal electronic devices. anks to Bluetooth technology, hearing aid manufacturers are harnessing this science to expand the abilities of hearing aids and to develop new products. In the past, in order to use an MP3 player or mobile phone, a person would need to remove traditional hearing aids to accommodate a pair of earbuds. Furthermore, hearing aids may have had their limitations in ltering ambient noise. Although Bluetooth-powered hearing devices are still in their infancy, Oticon, a global hearing technology company, has developed their own communication and entertainment solution called ConnectLine that enables people to connect hearing aids with dierent devices. is transforms hearing aids into a personal wireless headset for listening to music, watching television or video chatting. Many other companies, such as ReSound and Starkey, also oer Bluetooth-enabled devices. eir devices may be compatible with Android and iPhone models, some of which may only require an app or direct connectivity to the device. In fact, Apple has patented a specic Bluetooth connectivity with certain hearing aid manufacturers. Others may require an accessory of some sort to make connections possible, especially when pairing with a TV or other audio device. anks to cutting edge technology, assistive listening devices have improved considerably. Individuals should speak with their hearing care professionals about their daily needs concerning hearing aids and explore the options in wireless hearing aid technology that can work seamlessly with their devices. Please Call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad here92685-1 92699-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak, FL(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506(Out of Suwannee County) 93300-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 healthcorelibby@bellsouth.net Meeting All Your Rehabilitative Needs John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated ular season for the Flames, who had a record of 13-0-1 leading up to the playoffs. Hamilton County was coached by Bembry and assistant coaches Michael Morgan, Wayne Peacock, Patrick Howell and Jay Welch. Continued From Page 1B Hamilton Continued From Page 1B Competition rfntbbb rbbrrb week. This was the rst time a team from the Lodge has been named champion. Robert Davis said mem bers of Rack Splitters started playing together eight years ago, but some of them have been playing for more than 11 years. Rack Splitters played six team matches to ad vance to the Las Vegas 8 and 9 Ball World Cham pionships. The tournament was operated on a mod ied single-elimination system where each team is guaranteed to play at least two games but may only be allowed to lose once. The winning prize, an all-expense paid tourna ment, will be held at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from Aug. 9 to Aug. 18. The event consists of the 9-Ball World Championship, 8-Ball World Champi onship, Ladies 8-Ball Championship, Jack & Jill Championship, Masters Championship and other events. The Rack Splitters will compete in the 9-Ball World Championship in which they qualied. Continued From Page 1B Live Oak Alyse Fowler winning the 9 and older competition. The two-week camp run by Palmer alongside Pam Sherburne began June 5 and concluded with a graduation and ribbon ceremony. At 81 years old, Im not moving like I used to, said Palmer, who has taught tennis to many generations of Suwannee County tennis players. But its still very satisfying. Helping out this year as camp counselors were Seth Land, Tyler Winburn, Sami McManaway and Noah Lopez.

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 3B NFCC honors area residents at spring commencement MADISON North Florida Community College awarded 133 students with degrees or certicates at the conclusion of its Spring Term 2018. Graduates were honored at NFCCs Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 10 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Emerald Greene Parsons, Publisher of Greene Publish ing and ECB Publishing, Inc., was guest speaker at the commencement ceremony. She congratulated the grad uates and shared how hard work and determination are crucial to their success moving forward. Every one of you have just embarked on a new ad venture in your life, said Parsons. You can do anything that you want to do. Hard work works and working really hard is what successful people do. Go forth and dream big, set big goals, and work really hard to achieve them because you can always do what you put your mind to. NFCC is proud to recognize its Spring 2018 graduates and applauds their accomplishments. This is North Floridas 60th year of providing ser vices to our community, said NFCC President John Grosskopf. This is a very special occasion for all of us. rfntbrbnbb b fbrb tnr rr r rr rfrfntbff ftt tffft rtftt

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4B Have you ever gone on a long hike and felt good about your accomplishment? Five miles? Ten miles? Maybe 15 miles? In 1997, at the age of 59, Advent Christian Village (ACV) member Charles Moore hiked the entire Appalachian Trail 2,160 miles from Georgia to Maine and we can all feel good about his accomplishment. Ever since backpacking in the mountains of North Carolina as a kid, Charles dreamed of one day hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. The trail was completed in 1937 the year Charles was born. After school, Charles went to work for the state of North Carolina. He worked 23 years for the Depart ment of Transportation (DOT) and 13 years for the Di vision of Environment Management. While with DOT, he was drafted. He spent two years in the US military and then returned to his job with the State. In 1993, four years prior to his trek, Charles retired because his vision was deteriorating. Doctors discov ered he had a detached retina. After numerous opera tions, his sight was restored, and he tentatively began planning his Appalachian Trail trip in 1995. I read articles about the Trail, but I really didnt tell anyone I was going until a couple months before I left, Charles said. Besides reading, he made other preparations, such as visiting both ends of the Trail in advance Georgias Springer Mountain and Mount Katahdin, the highest point in Maine. He also began going to the gym three times a week and hiking around his neighborhood at four in the morning. Closer to time to leave, he added 50 pounds of sand in his pack to get comfortable with the weight. Despite the training, Charles wasnt fully prepared for the journey. Youve really just got to get on the trail and do it, he said. Doing it for Moore meant a number of what most would consider harrowing circumstances: hiking through ve days of snow in Georgia, the 100-mile wilderness in Maine, 15 miles without any water in Pennsylvania, close-encounters with one skunk (which he slapped, but didnt get sprayed by) and two rattle snakes, and coming half a bodys length from sliding over a 40-foot cliff when his feet slipped out from under him. The Lord helped me, says Charles. He reckons he wore out one or two guardian angels along the way. Armed with his two walking sticks (which he still has), his 50-pound pack full of essentials, and his trail name Redtop Charles set off from Springer Mountain on March 16, 1997. He and the trail turned 60 years old that year. Fifteen days later, Charles camped in the center of the Nantahala National Forest in western North Car olina. He spent a lot of April hiking along the N.C./ Tennessee border, and on April 30, camped over the border in Virginia. All of May and the rst third of June, Charles hiked through Virginia. By July 1, he had hiked through Maryland and Pennsylvania and started along the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border. Up, up, up he went: New York, Connecticut, Massa chusetts, and half of the Vermont path in July. He n ished Vermont, and hiked through New Hampshire and most of the Maine leg in August. He started September west of Monson and nished his journey on Sept. 10, six days short of six months. His only break was May 27June 2 when he traveled home to be with his wife, Jenelle, who underwent surgery. During his adventure, Charles called home every ve to 10 days. Jenelle provided moral support and also sent Charles care packages with seasonal clothes. For a week in June, Jenelle camped with Charles, Mike Fox-on-the-Run Mullins (a hiker from W.V. Charles met in the Shenandoah Valley) and Foxs wife, Helen, around Harpers Ferry, northwest of Washington, DC. Charles and Fox hiked three-quarters of the Trail together. During the week in June, the women would pick up their men in the evening, drive to a campsite, and then return them to the Trail in the morning. Charles says they were able to average 20 miles per day that week, as opposed to his average 15 miles, because they could slack pack those days. Slack packing is hiking with a very light pack because many necessities can be left at the campsite. Jenelle also ew to Maine to greet Charles at the end of his journey. Prior to the trek, Charles estimated that he could nish in six months. When he had a good idea of when he would arrive at the end, he asked Jenelle to meet him in Maine on Sept. 10. He scaled a Hiking the Appalachian Trail rfntnbnrn rfrn r tb nnbfr btnfnr rt b rbb fnbb rbf bbbfbnfn br rrnfn br btt bbrnbb frb b br rnfnbbbf bbf very foggy Mount Katahdin that day, and when he n ished hiking down the other side, Jenelle greeted her husband with a modest celebration, complete with I love you shorts, balloons and medals for the three n ishing hikers: Charles, Fox and Linda Peddler Bell, a female hiker who joined them for the last 300 miles. Charles is glad he completed the Trail, despite the difculties he suffered. He and some fellow hikers decided the trek is worse than boot camp. The reason: You cant quit boot camp, so youre forced to stick it out. At any point on the Trail, however, you can call it quits, so you have to choose to go through the strug gle. That makes it not only a physical challenge, but a mental one as well. In fact, Charles says he estimates it to be about 75 percent mental. Most people could do it, he says, but you have to get your mind right. He also suggests, Go younger. You dont hurt as bad. Though, he admits that the trail is more difcult now because very little of it uses roadways, which were some of the easier parts to hike in The mental toughness Charles developed during his six months on the Trail also contributed to his ability to brave the struggle he went through with compli cations following prostate cancer surgery in March 2000. He says he doesnt know if he could have gotten through that experience if he hadnt hiked the Trail. It helped me pull through that, he admits. Through it all a painful hammer toe, an old ankle injury that bothered him the rst 500 miles, developing neuropathy in his feet, dangerous paths, bad weather and feisty varmints Charles had the strength to press on and to persevere. Hes an inspiration.

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 5B ANFADVERTISING NETWORKS OF FLORIDA FLORIDA STATEWIDE FLORIDA STATEWIDE rfnt rntbrt r tttt ttt Building Supplies tt n ttr rttr tbt tttrt rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-NOON WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory seen here on 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 more than 4000 potential customers (and thats the big things part). General Help Wanted Administrative Associate MSBU/ MSTU CoordinatorSuwannee County is current ly accepting applications for a full time Administrative As sociate MSBU (Municipal Services Benefit Unit) / MSTU (Municipal Services Taxing Unit) Coordinator within the County Administration Office. This is a professional position providing administrative and technical assistance for the MSBU/MSTU Programs in a variety of functions including the agenda process, research, technical support and assisting in project management, coordination of agreements, problem solving, and prepa ration of annual budgets. This person assists and reports to the County Administrator. Various additional responsi bilities will also be assigned to this position. Documented experience is required. This position is open until filled. Applications are available on line at suwcounty.org, the Building Department locat ed at 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 3643407 or the Administration Office located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 362-2827. The Suwan nee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity em ployer that does not discrimi nate against any qualified em ployee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, marital status or genetics. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. EEO/AA/V/D. ClassiedsAre In Professional Madison, FL: PT Truck Driv ing Instructor; Chemistry Instructor; Coordinator of Recruitment; English In structor. See www.nfcc. edu for details. Madison, FL: PT Truck Driv ing Instructor; Chemistry Instructor; Coordinator of Recruitment; English In structor. See www.nfcc. edu for details. 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 Firearms GUNSHOW Sat, June 23rd, 9am-4pm & Sun, June 24th, 9am-3pm Columbia Co Fairgrounds Hwy 247, Lake City, FL. Info: (386)325-6114 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 The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS Misc Merchandise HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO CLEAR OUT SOME OF THE CLUTTER? RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE? MAYBE GET RID OF THAT UGLY (YOU THINK) VASE AUNT EDNA LEFT YOU IN HER WILL? WE CAN HELP! IF YOU CAN PART WITH ANY SINGLE UNWANTED ITEM FOR LESS THAN $500.00, YOU CAN RUN A 5-LINE AD WITH US FOR ONE WEEK AT NO CHARGE! (Offer restricted to one ad for one item within a 4-week period) CALL THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 386-362-1734 X102 Land/Acreage 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 Commercial/Business FOR SALE: 6500 sf warehouse on paved rd. (1K sf w/ac office/ retail space), 2 lg roll-up doors. 20608 CR 49, OBrien, FL. Own er financed: $159,900. $5K down, $1,360/mo. 352-215-1018. www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Roommates Roommate Wanted to share 2Bd home, big yard, screened porchfront & back, close to downtown Live Oak, FL. All utilities, pets allowed. $400/mo. Call 386-6971774 for more info. Townhomes/Condos For Rent: Townhouse in Tara Trace, Live Oak, FL (across from hospital). 2/2, CH&A, no pets, no smoking. $800/mo, 1st & last, sec dep rqd. 386-362-8609. Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375 The Best Car & Truck Deals Can Be Found Here In The Classieds! Everything From Cars, Trucks, Vans, and Even Bicycles and Motorcycles. LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME? FIND IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 89650-1 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 90983-1 LIVE OAK AG, INC.MOWING SERVICES BUSHHOG & BATWING FOR FIELDS, HEAVY BRUSH, PINE ROW & PASTURES. WE WILL QUOTE ANY ACREAGE-SMALL OR LARGE. 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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 6B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know NEED TO PLACE A LEGAL AD? CONTA CT NORTH FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS Legals A & A MINI STORAGE 10158 90TH TRAIL LIVE OAK, FL 32060 386-208-1062 NOTICE OF SALE A&A MINI STORAGE LOCAT ED AT 10158 90TH TRAIL IN LIVE OAK, FL 32060 WILL AC CEPT BIDS ON THE CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS: 1. AKASHIA VANCEUNIT# A8 CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS 2. SABRINA MERRITT-UNIT# C17 CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS 3. BRANDI KIRKLAND-UNIT# B37 CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS 4. DONNA TRAHER-UNITS# F10 & F1 CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS CONTENTS MAY BE PURCHASED IN PART OR WHOLE. PAYMENT WILL BE IN CASH ONLY. AUCTION DATE IS FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 AT 10:00 AM A&A MINI STORAGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. 06/20, 06/27/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 16-002-CA FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE S. BASH A/K/A CONNIE SUE BASH N/K/A CONNIE SUE MACARAGES; CARMINE ANGELO SPEDALIARE, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVI SEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. BASH A/K/A JERRY LEE BASH; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of June, 2018, and entered in Case No. 16-002-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATION AL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and CONNIE S. BASH A/K/A CONNIE SUE BASH N/K/A CONNIE SUE MACARAGES; CAR MINE ANGELO SPEDALIARE, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. BASH A/K/A JERRY LEE BASH; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSES SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. BARRY BAKER as the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE SU WANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 S. OHIO AVENUE, LIVE OAK, FL 32064, 11 AM on the 26th day of June, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 42 AND 43 OF FLORIDA HILLS SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 301, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1985 THOMAS DOUBLEWIDE MO BILE HOME, IDENTIFIED BY VIN #TH1GA28X601146942, TITLE NO. 41319956 AND 41319962 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact: Carrina Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055; Phone: 386-758-2163. Contact Court Ad ministration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 711. Dated this 7th day of June, 2018. (COURT SEAL) BARRY BAKER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 06/13, 06/20/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 16-002-CA FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE S. BASH A/K/A CONNIE SUE BASH N/K/A CONNIE SUE MACARAGES; CARMINE ANGELO SPEDALIARE, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVI SEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. BASH A/K/A JERRY LEE BASH; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of June, 2018, and entered in Case No. 16-002-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATION AL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and CONNIE S. BASH A/K/A CONNIE SUE BASH N/K/A CONNIE SUE MACARAGES; CAR MINE ANGELO SPEDALIARE, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. BASH A/K/A JERRY LEE BASH; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSES SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. BARRY BAKER as the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE SU WANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 S. OHIO AVENUE, LIVE OAK, FL 32064, 11 AM on the 26th day of June, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 42 AND 43 OF FLORIDA HILLS SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 301, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1985 THOMAS DOUBLEWIDE MO BILE HOME, IDENTIFIED BY VIN #TH1GA28X601146942, TITLE NO. 41319956 AND 41319962 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact: Carrina Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055; Phone: 386-758-2163. Contact Court Ad ministration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 711. Dated this 7th day of June, 2018. (COURT SEAL) BARRY BAKER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 06/13, 06/20/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-85-DR IN RE: The Marriage of JAMES PATRICK ROBERTSON, Husband, Petitioner And COURTENEE AMANDA ROBERTSON, Wife, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: COURTENEE AMANDA ROBERTSON Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Petitioners Attorney, Frederick J. Schutte IV, Post Office Box 6125, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on or before July 9, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court atthe Suwannee County Courthouse, mailing address, 201 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this action will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY BAKER, CLERK OF THE COURT SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Melanie Rodriguez Deputy Clerk 06/06, 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-85-DR IN RE: The Marriage of JAMES PATRICK ROBERTSON, Husband, Petitioner And COURTENEE AMANDA ROBERTSON, Wife, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: COURTENEE AMANDA ROBERTSON Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Petitioners Attorney, Frederick J. Schutte IV, Post Office Box 6125, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on or before July 9, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court atthe Suwannee County Courthouse, mailing address, 201 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this action will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY BAKER, CLERK OF THE COURT SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Melanie Rodriguez Deputy Clerk 06/06, 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 16000235CAMXAX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, DEVISEES, SURVIVING SPOUSE, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF SAM UEL G. KINCAID A/K/A SAMUEL GENE LEE KINCAID, DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ralph Kincaid Last Known Residence: 3557 Pleasant Avenue Hamilton, OH 45015 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Suwannee County, Flor ida: LOT 24, OF ROLLING GREEN SUB DIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF FILED AT BOOK 1, PAGE 216, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME 2004 FLEETCRAFT CORP., VEHI CLE INDENTIFICATION NUMBER: GAFL307A51706WE21 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALDRIDGE PITE, LLP, Plaintiffs attorney, at 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445, on or be fore July 12, 2018, and file the origi nal with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on June 1, 2018. (Court Seal) As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk 06/13, 06/20/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 16000235CAMXAX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, DEVISEES, SURVIVING SPOUSE, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF SAM UEL G. KINCAID A/K/A SAMUEL GENE LEE KINCAID, DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ralph Kincaid Last Known Residence: 3557 Pleasant Avenue Hamilton, OH 45015 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Suwannee County, Flor ida: LOT 24, OF ROLLING GREEN SUB DIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF FILED AT BOOK 1, PAGE 216, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME 2004 FLEETCRAFT CORP., VEHI CLE INDENTIFICATION NUMBER: GAFL307A51706WE21 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALDRIDGE PITE, LLP, Plaintiffs attorney, at 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445, on or be fore July 12, 2018, and file the origi nal with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on June 1, 2018. (Court Seal) As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk 06/13, 06/20/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-DR-76 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: KHRISTIN DENI CALABRESE WINTERS, Wife, and JACOB JOSEPH WINTERS, Husband AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: JACOB JOSEPH WINTERS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on ANGELA M. CANCIO, Esq., Petitioners attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 6051, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on or before Au gust 7, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court at SUWANNEE County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of docu ments and information. Failure to com ply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 13th day of June, 2018. (Court Seal) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Amy Hopkin Deputy Clerk 06/20, 06/27, 07/04, 07/11/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-100 IN RE: Estate of JAMES ROBERT FLETCHER, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES ROBERT FLETCHER, SR., whose date of death was March 25, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Su wannee County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2018-CP-100, the physical address of which is Su wannee County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representa tive are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliq uidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this Notice, must file their claims with this Court within the later of three (3) months after the date of first publication of this notice or thir ty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publi cation of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is June 13, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Mary Pauline Fletcher Mary Pauline Fletcher 26218 Highway 129 Branford, Florida 32008 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey Rose Decker Chauncey Florida Bar No. 47021 The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A. 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Address Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: rdc@chaunceylaw.com 06/13, 06/20/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-100 IN RE: Estate of JAMES ROBERT FLETCHER, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES ROBERT FLETCHER, SR., whose date of death was March 25, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Su wannee County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2018-CP-100, the physical address of which is Su wannee County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representa tive are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliq uidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this Notice, must file their claims with this Court within the later of three (3) months after the date of first publication of this notice or thir ty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publi cation of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is June 13, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Mary Pauline Fletcher Mary Pauline Fletcher 26218 Highway 129 Branford, Florida 32008 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey Rose Decker Chauncey Florida Bar No. 47021 The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A. 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Address Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: rdc@chaunceylaw.com 06/13, 06/20/2018 LIVE OAK HOUSING AUTHORITY 2018 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT PARTNER The Live Oak Housing Authority (LOHA) is requesting qualification statements from experienced devel opers (Co-Development Partners). Full scope of services and require ments are outlined in the solicitation package and wil be available by con tacting LOHA. To request a copy of the RFQ, please contact: Vickie Hogg, Executive Director at 386-362-2123, or by email at lopha@windstream.net All responses to the RFQ must be delivered to the LOHA Main office located at 406 Webb Drive, NE, Live Oak, FL 32064 by 4:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Respons es received after this time will not be accepted. LOHA is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer (EOE) and does not dfiscriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in the em ployment or procurement of services. The Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in qualifications and to reject any and all qualification statements if it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. 05/25, 05/30, 06/01, 06/06, 06/08, 06/13, 06/15, 06/20, 06/22, 06/27/2018 Legals LIVE OAK HOUSING AUTHORITY 2018 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT PARTNER The Live Oak Housing Authority (LOHA) is requesting qualification statements from experienced devel opers (Co-Development Partners). Full scope of services and require ments are outlined in the solicitation package and wil be available by con tacting LOHA. To request a copy of the RFQ, please contact: Vickie Hogg, Executive Director at 386-362-2123, or by email at lopha@windstream.net All responses to the RFQ must be delivered to the LOHA Main office located at 406 Webb Drive, NE, Live Oak, FL 32064 by 4:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Respons es received after this time will not be accepted. LOHA is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer (EOE) and does not dfiscriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in the em ployment or procurement of services. The Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in qualifications and to reject any and all qualification statements if it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. 05/25, 05/30, 06/01, 06/06, 06/08, 06/13, 06/15, 06/20, 06/22, 06/27/2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 487 Gold Kist Blvd, SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Date: 07/03/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2005 STRN VIN: 5GZCZ23D25S869934 06/20/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS USDA-Farm Service Agency Notice of Availability Construction of Three (3) Poultry Houses Draft Environmental Assessment U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces they will be completing an Environ mental Assessment for the construc tion on three (3) poultry houses locat ed at 9129 240th St, OBrien, FL 32071 or property appraiser parcel number 29-05S-14E-0368800.2010. The pri mary objective of the activity is to con struct three additional poultry houses to an existing poultry operation. FSA is accepting comments on the potential effects of the proposed proj ect on protected resources and the human environment through July 20, 2018 [30 calendar days from the date of first publication]. Information re garding this project can be reviewed either online at https://www.fsa.usda. gov/state-offices/Florida/index or in person at the Suwannee County Farm Service Agency Service Center locat ed at 1525 Ohio Ave, S, Live Oak, FL 32064-4513. Comments should be submitted to John Vann at 4440 NW 25th PL Ste. 1, Gainesville, FL 326066563 or by email to john.vann@fl.usda.gov 06/20, 06/22/2018 Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: HAMILTON COUNTY CR 249 PAVEMENT REPAIR Date & Time for Receiving Bids: (on or before) 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME June 29, 2018 Public Bid Opening: 3:00 P.M. June 29, 2018 Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Contact Person: Louie Goodin, County Coordinator (386) 792-6639 Email: hamiltoncounty@windstream.net Project Description: Hamilton County requests the ser vices of experienced and qualified firms/persons to perform a pavement repair in two locations in Jasper, Flor ida on CR 249. A map of the locations may be obtained from the County Coordinator. The selected firm or in dividual will excavate the designated areas to a depth of 3, backfill and stablize the roadway bed, add OBG 9, and pave 3 of pavement (SP-12.5). All construction for the pavement re pairs will follow the 2018-2019 FDOT Design Standards and Specifications. AREA 1 DIMENSIONS 160X12 AREA 2 DIMENSIONS 160X22 Prospective bidders shall include with their bid: list of similar projects com pleted, and references. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids that are not in the best interest of the County. The County intends to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive bidder that is in the best interest of the County. Date of Advertisement: June 21, 2018; June 28, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/21, 06/28/2018 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: SW 55TH AND US 129 MODIFICATIONS NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. PROJECT NO.: I160815HAM Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Monday, July 23, 2018 Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for Questions: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 PM Date & Time for Bid Opening: Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 (386) 792-1288 Bid Documents Available from: NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. P. O. Box 3823 Lake City, Florida 32056 (386) 752-4675, FAX (386) 752-4674 Contact: Jessica Gordy ( jgordy@nfps.net ) Deposit for Bid Documents: Payment of $150.00 per paper set with a two (2) set maximum or the bidding documents may be retrieved at no cost to the Contractor via the NFPS website at http://www.nfps.net/bid-opportunities/ Payments from Contractors are non-refundable. Bidders using partial sets of Documents are fully responsi ble for any errors or omissions made due to not reviewing the entire set of Construction Documents. Project Description: Work on this project includes the re construction of SW 55th Drive and 107th Avenue to provide better access to the Hamilton County School and Department of Corrections complex es. Additionally, approximately 1,400 feet of additional turn lanes will be constructed on US 129 with paved shoulders. Major items of work will in clude clearing & grubbing, basework, earthwork, milling, asphalt paving, turnout construction, updated signs and pavement markings, and grassing & sodding all disturbed areas. Date of Advertisement: June 21, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/21/2018 Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: SW 55TH AND US 129 MODIFICATIONS NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. PROJECT NO.: I160815HAM Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Monday, July 23, 2018 Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for Questions: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 PM Date & Time for Bid Opening: Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 (386) 792-1288 Bid Documents Available from: NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. P. O. Box 3823 Lake City, Florida 32056 (386) 752-4675, FAX (386) 752-4674 Contact: Jessica Gordy ( jgordy@nfps.net ) Deposit for Bid Documents: Payment of $150.00 per paper set with a two (2) set maximum or the bidding documents may be retrieved at no cost to the Contractor via the NFPS website at http://www.nfps.net/bid-opportunities/ Payments from Contractors are non-refundable. Bidders using partial sets of Documents are fully responsi ble for any errors or omissions made due to not reviewing the entire set of Construction Documents. Project Description: Work on this project includes the re construction of SW 55th Drive and 107th Avenue to provide better access to the Hamilton County School and Department of Corrections complex es. Additionally, approximately 1,400 feet of additional turn lanes will be constructed on US 129 with paved shoulders. Major items of work will in clude clearing & grubbing, basework, earthwork, milling, asphalt paving, turnout construction, updated signs and pavement markings, and grassing & sodding all disturbed areas. Date of Advertisement: June 21, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/21/2018 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: SE 141ST BLVD RESURFACING NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. PROJECT NO.: L170119HAM Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Monday, July 23, 2018 Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for Questions: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 PM Date & Time for Bid Opening: Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Bid Documents Available from: NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. P. O. Box 3823 Lake City, Florida 32056 (386) 752-4675, FAX (386) 752-4674 Contact: Jessica Gordy ( jgordy@nfps.net ) Deposit for Bid Documents: Payment of $175.00 per paper set with a two (2) set maximum or the bidding documents may be retrieved at no cost to the Contractor via the NFPS website at http://www.nfps.net/bid-opportunities/ Payments from Contractors are non-refundable. Bidders using partial sets of Documents are fully responsi ble for any errors or omissions made due to not reviewing the entire set of Construction Documents. Project Description: This project consists of the paving of 1.23 miles of SE 141st Blvd from CR 25A to CR 25A. Major items of work will include clearing & grubbing, base work, asphalt paving, culvet replacing, turnout construction, updating signs and pavement markings, and grassing & sodding all disturbed areas. Date of Advertisement: June 21, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/21/2018 Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: SE 141ST BLVD RESURFACING NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. PROJECT NO.: L170119HAM Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Monday, July 23, 2018 Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for Questions: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 PM Date & Time for Bid Opening: Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Bid Documents Available from: NORTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. P. O. Box 3823 Lake City, Florida 32056 (386) 752-4675, FAX (386) 752-4674 Contact: Jessica Gordy ( jgordy@nfps.net ) Deposit for Bid Documents: Payment of $175.00 per paper set with a two (2) set maximum or the bidding documents may be retrieved at no cost to the Contractor via the NFPS website at http://www.nfps.net/bid-opportunities/ Payments from Contractors are non-refundable. Bidders using partial sets of Documents are fully responsi ble for any errors or omissions made due to not reviewing the entire set of Construction Documents. Project Description: This project consists of the paving of 1.23 miles of SE 141st Blvd from CR 25A to CR 25A. Major items of work will include clearing & grubbing, base work, asphalt paving, culvet replacing, turnout construction, updating signs and pavement markings, and grassing & sodding all disturbed areas. Date of Advertisement: June 21, 2018 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/21/2018 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: HAMILTON COUNTY ASBESTOS ABATEMENT PLAN & REMOVAL HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Until Friday, June 29, 2018 Public Bid Opening: 3:00 P.M. June 29, 2018 Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners Office 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street, Room 106 Jasper, FL 32052 Contact Person: Louie Goodin, County Coordinator Project Description: Hamilton County requests the ser vices of experienced and qualified firms/persons to develop an abate ment plan, and to remove the asbes tos of an existing abandoned building located in Jasper, Florida at 11174 SW 55TH DR. The selected firm or indi vidual will provide an abatement plan for the entire building, and remove all asbestos containing products. The abatement and removal report, and removal of asbestos shall be in accor dance with all EPA, FDEP, and OSHA rules and regulations. To receive a copy of the Asbestos Survey Report, please contact Louie Goodin, County Coordinators Office 1153 US Hwy 41 NW, Suite 2 Jasper, FL 32052 Phone 386-792-6639 hamiltoncounty@windstream.net Prospective bidders shall include with their bid: resumes of the individuals responsible for the work, list of similar projects completed, and references. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids that are not in the best interest of the County. The County in tends to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive bidder that is in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/14, 06/21/2018 Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HAMILTON COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: HAMILTON COUNTY ASBESTOS ABATEMENT PLAN & REMOVAL HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Date & Time for Receiving Bids: 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME Until Friday, June 29, 2018 Public Bid Opening: 3:00 P.M. June 29, 2018 Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners Office 207 NE First Street Jasper, FL 32052 Place for Receiving Bids: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts 207 NE First Street, Room 106 Jasper, FL 32052 Contact Person: Louie Goodin, County Coordinator Project Description: Hamilton County requests the ser vices of experienced and qualified firms/persons to develop an abate ment plan, and to remove the asbes tos of an existing abandoned building located in Jasper, Florida at 11174 SW 55TH DR. The selected firm or indi vidual will provide an abatement plan for the entire building, and remove all asbestos containing products. The abatement and removal report, and removal of asbestos shall be in accor dance with all EPA, FDEP, and OSHA rules and regulations. To receive a copy of the Asbestos Survey Report, please contact Louie Goodin, County Coordinators Office 1153 US Hwy 41 NW, Suite 2 Jasper, FL 32052 Phone 386-792-6639 hamiltoncounty@windstream.net Prospective bidders shall include with their bid: resumes of the individuals responsible for the work, list of similar projects completed, and references. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids that are not in the best interest of the County. The County in tends to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive bidder that is in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA 06/14, 06/21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2018-38-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JUDITH ANN SIMS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the estate of JUDITH ANN SIMS, deceased, whose date of death was May 4, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hamil ton County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Room 106, Jasper, FL 32052. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE NOTICE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is June 21, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Richard E. Barnes, Attorney Florida Bar No. 91307 111 W. Adair Street Valdosta, GA 31601 Telephone: (229) 244-7774 Personal Representative: /s/ Jared Collins 3992 Northwest 36th Loop Jennings, FL 32053 06/21, 06/28/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2018-38-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JUDITH ANN SIMS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the estate of JUDITH ANN SIMS, deceased, whose date of death was May 4, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hamil ton County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Room 106, Jasper, FL 32052. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE NOTICE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is June 21, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Richard E. Barnes, Attorney Florida Bar No. 91307 111 W. Adair Street Valdosta, GA 31601 Telephone: (229) 244-7774 Personal Representative: /s/ Jared Collins 3992 Northwest 36th Loop Jennings, FL 32053 06/21, 06/28/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CP-34 IN RE: ESTATE OF VICKY LEE NORRIS, Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration, Deter mination of Heirs and Determination of Homestead (Intestate) has been entered in the Estate of Vicky Lee Norris, Deceased, File Number 2018CP-34 by the Circuit Court for Hamil ton County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 207 N.E. First Street, Room 106, Jasper, Florida, 32052; that the Decedents date of death was December 7, 2017; that the total value of the assets of the estate is $2,600.00, excluding the value of the Decedents homestead; and that the name and address of those to whom the assets of the estate and the homestead has been assigned by said Order is: Yvette Renee Myers 2905 NE Briarwood Drive Ankeny, IA 50021 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 14, 2018. Person Giving Notice: Yvette Renee Myers 2905 NE Briarwood Drive Ankeny, IA 50021 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James Estes Willingham, Jr., Esquire 1235 NW U.S. Highway 129 Jasper, Florida 32052 Phone: 386-792-7330 Email: jay@jaywillingham.com Florida Bar No. 263801 06/14, 06/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CP-34 IN RE: ESTATE OF VICKY LEE NORRIS, Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration, Deter mination of Heirs and Determination of Homestead (Intestate) has been entered in the Estate of Vicky Lee Norris, Deceased, File Number 2018CP-34 by the Circuit Court for Hamil ton County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 207 N.E. First Street, Room 106, Jasper, Florida, 32052; that the Decedents date of death was December 7, 2017; that the total value of the assets of the estate is $2,600.00, excluding the value of the Decedents homestead; and that the name and address of those to whom the assets of the estate and the homestead has been assigned by said Order is: Yvette Renee Myers 2905 NE Briarwood Drive Ankeny, IA 50021 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 14, 2018. Person Giving Notice: Yvette Renee Myers 2905 NE Briarwood Drive Ankeny, IA 50021 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James Estes Willingham, Jr., Esquire 1235 NW U.S. Highway 129 Jasper, Florida 32052 Phone: 386-792-7330 Email: jay@jaywillingham.com Florida Bar No. 263801 06/14, 06/21/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MTAG Cust For CAZ Creek Florida II LLC, the holder of the following certif icate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the prop erty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 139 Issued June 1, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 2446-000 Section 31 Township 2N Range 14E 1385A Lot 19 Northside Est. ORB 100-239 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Prince C. and Aleatha A. James All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 05/31, 06/07, 06/14, 06/21/2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 8109 NW CR 146 Jennings, FL 32053 Date: 07/02/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2003 CHEV VIN: 1GNDX13E93D276661 2006 CHEV VIN: 2G1WT58K269255289 06/21/2018

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 7B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP All bankers, insurance agents and realtors are invited to a Fair Housing Workshop sponsored by the Town of Mayo on June 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Council Meeting Room, Town Hall located at 276 West Main Street (U.S. Highway 27), Mayo, Flor ida. The workshop is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing im paired or the visually impaired should contact Linda Cone, Town Clerk at 386.294.1551 and an interpreter will be provided. Any nonEnglish speak ing person wishing to attend the work shop should contact Linda Cone and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this work shop should contact Linda Cone at least five calendar days prior to the workshop. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPOR TUNITY/HANDICAPPED ACCESSI BLE JURISDICTION 06/21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-55-CA VICKIE MUSIC DEPRATTER, Plaintiff, vs. LISA CLINE AND BRANDON CLINE, ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS AND ANY UNKNOWN TEN ANTS IN POSSESSION, IF ANY, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE To: Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline, whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the prop erty described in the Agreement for Deed being foreclosed herein. The last known addresses for Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline are 16705 County Road 252, Live Oak, FL 32060 and 2785 S. Bryan Butler Parkway, Lot 37, Perry, Florida 32348. To: Unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, wheth er said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants and any unknown tenants in possession, if any, having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the proper ty described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. The last known ad dresses for said unknown Defendants are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed on the following described property: Lot 14, Deer Run, according to the plat thereof on file in Plat Book A, Page 153, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Lafayette County, Florida. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, Thomas J. Ken non, III, Attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1178, Lake City, Flor ida 32056-1178 or 582 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, on or before July 23, 2018 (30 days from date of first publication of this notice) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or peti tion filed herein. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Mayo Free Press. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the Clerk of the Court at 386294-1600 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: 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 Carrina Cooper at Court Administration at 173 NE Her nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired, call 711. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court at Lafayette County, Florida, this 12th day of June, 2018. (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 06/21, 06/28/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-55-CA VICKIE MUSIC DEPRATTER, Plaintiff, vs. LISA CLINE AND BRANDON CLINE, ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS AND ANY UNKNOWN TEN ANTS IN POSSESSION, IF ANY, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE To: Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline, whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the prop erty described in the Agreement for Deed being foreclosed herein. The last known addresses for Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline are 16705 County Road 252, Live Oak, FL 32060 and 2785 S. Bryan Butler Parkway, Lot 37, Perry, Florida 32348. To: Unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, wheth er said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants and any unknown tenants in possession, if any, having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the proper ty described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. The last known ad dresses for said unknown Defendants are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed on the following described property: Lot 14, Deer Run, according to the plat thereof on file in Plat Book A, Page 153, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Lafayette County, Florida. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, Thomas J. Ken non, III, Attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1178, Lake City, Flor ida 32056-1178 or 582 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, on or before July 23, 2018 (30 days from date of first publication of this notice) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or peti tion filed herein. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Mayo Free Press. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the Clerk of the Court at 386294-1600 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: 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 Carrina Cooper at Court Administration at 173 NE Her nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired, call 711. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court at Lafayette County, Florida, this 12th day of June, 2018. (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 06/21, 06/28/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-55-CA VICKIE MUSIC DEPRATTER, Plaintiff, vs. LISA CLINE AND BRANDON CLINE, ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS AND ANY UNKNOWN TEN ANTS IN POSSESSION, IF ANY, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE To: Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline, whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the prop erty described in the Agreement for Deed being foreclosed herein. The last known addresses for Lisa Cline and Brandon Cline are 16705 County Road 252, Live Oak, FL 32060 and 2785 S. Bryan Butler Parkway, Lot 37, Perry, Florida 32348. To: Unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, wheth er said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants and any unknown tenants in possession, if any, having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the proper ty described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. The last known ad dresses for said unknown Defendants are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed on the following described property: Lot 14, Deer Run, according to the plat thereof on file in Plat Book A, Page 153, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Lafayette County, Florida. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, Thomas J. Ken non, III, Attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1178, Lake City, Flor ida 32056-1178 or 582 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, on or before July 23, 2018 (30 days from date of first publication of this notice) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or peti tion filed herein. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Mayo Free Press. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the Clerk of the Court at 386294-1600 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: 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 Carrina Cooper at Court Administration at 173 NE Her nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired, call 711. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court at Lafayette County, Florida, this 12th day of June, 2018. (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 06/21, 06/28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Thomas Miles 4831 Queen Palm Terrace NE St Petersburg, FL 33703 The holder of the following certifi cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issu ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 15-00213 Year of Issuance: 2015 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel ID # 05-06-13-0044-000000060 LEG. 0.80 ACRES LOT 6 HERITAGE ACRES SUBDIVISION PB A P 39-40 PUBLIC RECORDS LAFAYETTE CO FL OR BK 250 P 189-190 NAME IN WHICH ASSESS ROBERT E. SHAW 4601 TAILFEATHER CT LAND OF LAKES, FLORIDA 34639 Said property being in the Coun ty of Lafayette, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certif icate shall be sold to the highest bidder in the County Commission ers meeting room at the Lafayette County Courthouse on Thursday, JULY 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: JUNE 1, 2018 Steve Land (Court Seal) Clerk of Circuit Court Lafayette County, Florida /s/ Misty Shows By: Deputy Clerk 06/07, 06/14, 06/21, 06/28/2018 Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Thomas Miles 4831 Queen Palm Terrace NE St Petersburg, FL 33703 The holder of the following certifi cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issu ance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 15-00213 Year of Issuance: 2015 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel ID # 05-06-13-0044-000000060 LEG. 0.80 ACRES LOT 6 HERITAGE ACRES SUBDIVISION PB A P 39-40 PUBLIC RECORDS LAFAYETTE CO FL OR BK 250 P 189-190 NAME IN WHICH ASSESS ROBERT E. SHAW 4601 TAILFEATHER CT LAND OF LAKES, FLORIDA 34639 Said property being in the Coun ty of Lafayette, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certif icate shall be sold to the highest bidder in the County Commission ers meeting room at the Lafayette County Courthouse on Thursday, JULY 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: JUNE 1, 2018 Steve Land (Court Seal) Clerk of Circuit Court Lafayette County, Florida /s/ Misty Shows By: Deputy Clerk 06/07, 06/14, 06/21, 06/28/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, June 25, 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 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Open sealed bids for a dump truck for the Road Department. 7. Presentations on CDBG Grant applications. 8. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 9. Approve the bills. 10. Other Business. 11. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 06/21/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, June 25, 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 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Open sealed bids for a dump truck for the Road Department. 7. Presentations on CDBG Grant applications. 8. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 9. Approve the bills. 10. Other Business. 11. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 06/21/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be accepting applications for a part-time position as custodian of the Mayo Community Center. The posi tion includes cleaning the center after each use by the general public. Appli cations may be picked up at the Clerk of Courts Office, located at 120 West Main Street, Mayo, Florida 32066. All applications are due by Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The Lafayette County Board of County Commission ers is an equal employment opportuni ty employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or ap plicant because of race, color, national origin, sex including pregnancy, age, disability or mental status. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission 06/21, 06/28/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be accepting applications for a part-time position as custodian of the Mayo Community Center. The posi tion includes cleaning the center after each use by the general public. Appli cations may be picked up at the Clerk of Courts Office, located at 120 West Main Street, Mayo, Florida 32066. All applications are due by Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The Lafayette County Board of County Commission ers is an equal employment opportuni ty employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or ap plicant because of race, color, national origin, sex including pregnancy, age, disability or mental status. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission 06/21, 06/28/2018 FIND IT IN THE 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 April 24, 2018: Brian Hebert, as trustee for Terilee H Hebert, has submitted an Environ mental Resource Permit (ERP) ap plication # ERP-067-232248-1. The project is located in Lafayette Coun ty, Section: 35, Township: 7 South, Range: 13 East, and includes 3 acres The ERP application is for 0.7 acres of wetland impact mitigation known as Hebert Property, Lafayette County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 06/21/2018 Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed! rfntb386.362.1734SDT MF S eJN Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know!

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JUNE 20 & 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 8B Mens Community-wide Church Fellow ship and Supper The Live Oak Church of God invites the community to join them for their dinner on the third Monday night of each month for their Mens Community Wide Church Fel lowship 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. Alcoholics Anonymous The Live Oak Group of Alcoholics Anon ymous meet three days each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at 911 Nobles Ferry Road (Gray Precinct Vot ing Building), the building next to the Health Department. For more information, con tact Charlie at 386-364-6410. The number is not monitored 24 hours a day, so please leave a message. Suwannee River Toastmasters The Suwannee River Toastmasters Club invites you to join us as we work together to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Su wannee River Water Management District Headquarters. Contact Joe Flanagan at 386-209-1912 for additional information. Kiwanis Club of Live Oak The Kiwanis Club of Live Oak invites you to join us in making the world a better place one child and one community at a time. We meet each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Florida Farm Bureau Insur ance building. Contact Joe Flanagan at 386-209-1912 for additional information. Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Conservation District will meet on the third Thursday of each and every month at 7 p.m. in the USDA Service Center Confer ence Room for their regularly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Center is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian Eric Mus grove Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m.. 386-658-2670 McAlpin Community Club meeting The McAlpin Community Club meetings are held on the second Monday every month at 9981 170th Terrace in McAlpin. A covered dish dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fen nell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@wind stream.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 oth er foodies and exchange ideas. Call 386658-2670 for featured recipe of the month. Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, presenting a variety of educational programs concerning our Flor ida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters. org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star art ists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Suwannee County Airport. The EAA building is located at 13302 80th Terr. in Live Oak. For more information, contact 817-308-9752. 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 exciting new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. Dowling Park, Florida When: the fourth Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. This is for anyone who is a caregiver for someone who is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimers. There is no charge for this support group. You do not have to have a loved one residing in the Good Samaritan Center to attend this meeting. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs 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 Li brary. Get together with other parents. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. Call Healthy Start at 386-294-1321. Estas invitada a Mom 2 Mom, un evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de Lafayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propocionarn premios y rega los. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pan cake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held the rst Sat urday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Asso ciation Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommunityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help ben et the Wellborn community. #1000 Voices Strong Against Domestic Violence Critical Need Campaign Vivid Visions is seeking donations for their campaign to meet their nancial goal by June 30. They must meet this goal in order to continue serving children, women and families in our area who experience do mestic violence. Vivid Visions is a non-prot organization. For those who wish to donate or for more information, please contact Kathy White at 386-364-5957 or their website at vividvi sionsinc.org. June 18-22 Mayo Baptist Church VBS Mayo Baptist Church will be hosting its va cation bible school from June 18-22 with supper at 5:30 p.m. nightly. Classes will be held from 6:45 p.m. each night. Family night will be Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The community is welcome to attend. The church is located at 916 N Fletcher Ave in Mayo. June 21 Armchair Travels to Iwo Jima Noon Travel to Iwo Jima from the comfort of the library. Presented by Jennings Bunn. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 June 22 Game Day for Adults 10 a.m.-noon Bring your favorite board or card game and your friends! Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 June 25 All American Pie Auction Vivid Visions, Inc. will be hosting an All American Pie Auction on June 25. Bidding begins on June 25 at 8 a.m. and ends July 2 at 8 p.m. Pies will be placed online on June 24 before the bidding begins. Go to www.vividv.webstore.com for more information and to join the auction. The website will show all pies available for bid ding. All proceeds go to Vivid Visions Do mestic Violence Center. 386-364-5957 June 27 American Assassins Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss American Assassins by Vince Flynn. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 June 28 Cooking Demo Noon-1 p.m. Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwannee County Extension Ofce. Learn about smart snacking options. Bonnie will share recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 June 28 Songfarmers Gathering 6 p.m. Enjoy a musical gathering of musicians with song and acoustic instruments. Musi cians welcome! Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 June 30 Lebanon Baptist Church VBS Lebanon Baptist Church 6124 280th Street, Branford Hosting VBS June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the community For more information, call the church at 386-352-2440 June 30 CPR & First Aid Class 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free class taught by Suwannee Fire Res cue. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 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 386-3653700, or search the Facebook page at Branford Florida River Reunion. July 7 Caf Libro 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Enjoy free coffee in the new book area of the library on the rst Saturday of the month. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 12-16 Jellystone Park Jam The Jellystone Park Jam will be hosted from September 12-16 at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park in Madison. Over two dozen of gos pel musics nest talents are scheduled to appear throughout the ve-day event. The Jellystone Park Jam is a free event for any one to attend. For a complete list of the concert events and times or more information, visit https:// www.jellystoneparkjam.com/home, call 850-464-0114 or email jellystoneparkjam@ gmail.com. Monthly Meetings Hymn Singing Old-fashioned hymn singing takes place at White Springs United Methodist Church on the fourth Sunday of every month at 4 p.m. Hymn requests from the congrega tion are welcome. The church invites the community to attend. White Springs United Methodist Church is located at 16580 Spring St. in White Springs. Community Calendar Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. buckner@ganews.com Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. Please note: protable events will need to be handled by our advertising department. For more information, contact Aimee via email. Deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m.