Suwannee Democrat
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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: January 5, 2005
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000398954
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Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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:Suwannee County's
:official 2005 calendar -
:Special section INSIDE

Suwannee High's wrestling team opens at home *
tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 5 against Godby. Come W rest ng o ens at
out and watch Suwannee's state wrestling champ .in i
Preston Hart in his effort to slam an undefeated h .-e ig
year Action begins at 7:30 p.m. M Page 1 B om e tonight!

Serving Suwannee County since 1884 Midweek Edition - January 5, 2005

9-year-old dies after driving ATV in front of oncoming semi
New Year's Day at Shands at UF at were riding in the area when the ac- ed from the ATV and thrown sev- flown to Shands in Gainesville
Susan K. Lamb about 11:25 a.m. from his injuries. cident happened and stopped to as- eral feet from the impact area. where he died the next day. Sever-
. a. i .. ^. according to the Florida Highway sist, witnesses said. Suwannee County Fire/Rescue al Suwannee County deputies also

Demc, . U I raL IVa ngla ylly i litUl
In the second ATV fatality in less
than 10 days in Suwannee County,
a'Wellbom 9-year-old died Jan. 1
after a New Year's Eve accident on
:CR:137 three miles south of CR
252, The boy apparently failed to
see an oncoming semi truck and
:dtove his ATV into its path.
Cody James Creech, who would
'have turned 10 Jan. 20, died on

Patrol. The boy, who lived at 3764
164th Street, Wellborn, was with
his grandfather, Floyd Messer,
when the accident happened, ac-
cording to witnesses at the scene.
FHP Public Relations Officer Lt.
Mike Burroughs said the boy was
not wearing a helmet or any protec-
tive gear when the accident hap-
Several people on motorcycles

According to FHP, the boy was
eastbound on private property ap-
proaching CR 137 when he stopped
and checked both directions before
beginning to cross CR 137. A semi
tractor without a trailer attached
was southbound on CR 137, ap-
plied brakes and swerved into the
opposite lane in an attempt to avoid
the boy but struck the ATV in the
southbound lane. Creech was eject-

was called to the scene and admin-
istered first aid before the boy was


Tony Cameron takes over as

new sheriff of Suwannee County

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
"At the stroke of-midnight Jan. 3,
2005, newly elected Suwannee
County Sheriff Tony Cameron took
over as the chief law enforcement
officer of the county. It was a long
time coming.
SIt-took him eight years, three tries

and, thousands of dollars to achieve
his dream, but Cameron defeated 8-
year incumbent Alton K. "Al"
Williams Jr. in August to win the
right to serve as sheriff of Suwan-
nee County for the next four years,
,a job he began shortly after mid-
night Jan. 4.
And, Cameron hit the road run-
ning when the clock struck mid-
night. Already sworn in by Gov. Jeb

Bush when he attended new sher-
iffs' training several weeks ago,
Cameron was at the Suwannee Jail
at midnight and when he was offi-
cially the sheriff, swore in all the
deputies on duty at that time as re-
quired by.law. At 6 a.m. he met the
incoming deputies for the next shift
and swore them in, then met at 8


incoming Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron, left, signs paperwork minutes after midnight Jan. 4, 2005 authorizing
his deputies to serve while Deputy Mary Maxwell, right, notarizes the paperwork as required by law. Cameron officially took
office at midnight Jan. 4, 2005 as sheriff, a moment he's waited for eight years. Cameron met his on-duty deputies and dis-
patchers at the Suwannee County where the deputies took the oath as deputies and Cameron swore them in. At 6 a.m., he
repeated the process for the next shift, then at 8 a.m. and then 9 a.m. did the same, greeting his employees for the first time
as sheriff. Later that day, at 4 p.m, he was ceremonially sworn in. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

Ihis 2001 Honda AIV was ridden by Uody James ureecn, 9, or vvellorn,
when Creech failed to see a semi truck and pulled in front of it on CR 137
Dec. 31, 2004. The boy was critically injured and died the next day, New
Year's Day, at Shands at UF in Gainesville. - Photo: Peggy Terry

Witness' home

burns early Jan. 3

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
The home of the state's star wit-
ness in a high-profile court case
was destroyed in a 2 a.m. fire Jan.
3 that the State Fire Marshall's Of-
fice is listing as "suspicious."1
No' one was hurt in the fire as
the witness, Richard Marler Sr.,
was said to have left town when
the man he is testifying against
was arrested Dec. 14 on a charge
of solicitation to commit murder.
The newer mobile home, locat-
ed offCR 49 about 14 miles south
of Live Oak, was fully involved
when a neighbor across the street,
Bill Miller, was awakened by a
noise and got up to check. Miller
said he immediately saw. a red
glow inside his house from the fire
across the street and then saw his

neighbor's home about 100 feet
away was on fire. Miller said his
wife called 911.
Miller said he didn't see anyone


Pediatric fu
vaccine available
Based on recent changes, the
high-risk groups for fu vaccine
include children age 6 to 35
months. (This was previously 6-
23 months)
The pediatric flu vaccine is
available at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Health Department. In Live
Oak, the hours are from S - 11
a.m. and I - 4 p.m. In Branford,



hearing for

Jan. , 2005
Rep. Dwight Stansel
and Sen. Nancy
Argenziano to be
Rep. Dwight Stansel (D-
Wellborn) and Sen. Nancy
Argenziano (R-Dunnellon)
will hold a Legislative pub-
lic hearing Thursday, Jan.
6, between the hours of
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in
Live Oak.
The hearing will be held
at the Live Oak City Hall


TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON NOBLES FERRY: A two vehicle accident occurred on No-
bles Ferry Road Jan. 3 around 5 p.m. The accident sent the driver of a Chevy S-10 pick
up truck, Robert Duda of Jasper, to Shands at Live Oak after colliding with Suzanne Ben-
son of Live Oak's Ford F-350. Benson refused medical treatment. Live Oak Police De-
partment, Live Oak Fire Department and Suwannee County Fire/Rescue responded to the
scene. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

Come SEE why more and more people .,2004 Chevy Impala
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This mobile home off CR 49 was completely destroyed by fire around
2 a.m. Jan. 3 that authorities say is being investigated as a possible ar-
son. The home, owned by Richard Marler Sr., a witness in a high-prolle
local case, was a total loss. The owner, Marler, hasn't lived in the home
for weeks. - PhOto. Susan K. Lamb

Purse snatching leads to car chase, arrest

Susan K. Lamb X

Democrat Managing Editor
It may not be a really good year for one local man who
was arrested on the first day of 2005 after allegedly
snatching a 79-year-old Wal-Mart shopper's purse and
leading police on a car chase.


Suwannee County should see intervals of ,.
clouds and sunshine. High today around 790F. ' - !
For up to the minute weather information go to
www.suwanneedemocrat.com FEATURED ON PAGE 2B

Classifieds ................................1-3D
Sports ....................................... 1-6
Suwannee Living ....................... 5A
Viewpoint ............... 4A...... ....

Florence "Flo" Grondzki, 81, Live Oak
Helen L. Norris, 94, Live Oak
Lonnie Hutchingson, 94, Live Oak
Darrell Nooner, 42, Live Oak


!ile 'uwaunnee IDenicrat/
Dairy Queen
Business of the Week
Winner of a
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Switchboard, 386-362-1734
Fax, 386-364-5578
Email, www.suwanneedemocrat.com
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122


If you have any questions or
concerns, contact us by phone or
make contact through the
Internet through our web site at

E Managing Editor,
Susan K. Lamb, ext. 131
E Sports Reporter,
Janet Schrader-Seccafico, ext. 134
0 Reporter,
Yvette Hannon, ext. 130
* Editorial Clerk,
Marsha Hitchcock, ext.132

* Retail Advertising Manager,
Monja Robinson, ext. 105
* Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 107
* Advertising Representative,
JoelTurner, ext. 109
* Advertising Representative,
Kathy Sasser, ext. 160
* Classified Advertising Manager /
Telesales Ad Representative,
Myrtle Parnell, ext. 103
* Classified/Legal,
Kim Brobston, ext. 100
Louise Sheddan, ext. 102

E Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks, ext. 152
.. . -^* Circulation .' ... .
SService Hours, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Subscription Rates,
In-county, $28 Out-of-county, $40



Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884

The Suwannee Democrat, published
Wednesday and Friday.
Periodicals postage paid at
Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
FL. Publication number 530180.

Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate' is
$28 in county, $40 out of county and
$40 out of state. Subscribe online at

Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Letters, comments and opinions on
the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.

Letters may be mailed; faxed or
e-mailed 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
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
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name, address, and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to
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letter per quarter per individual.

Call 386-208-8314. Comments to
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Register now!
Pottery classes at Stephen
Foster State Park
Pottery classes offered for
both advanced and beginner
students for eight weeks from
6-9 p.m., Jan. 17-March 7, by
master potter and craft
demonstrator Jean Davidoff
at Craft Square, Stephen Fos-
ter Folk Culture Center State
Park, White Springs. Several
methods of working with
clay, including slab, coil,
pinch and wheel-thrown pot-
tery will be taught for a fee of
$100, plus $25 for materials.
Limited space. Advance reg-
istration required.
For more info, call 386-
397-1920 or visit
Register Now!
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold Helping
Hands Volunteer
Orientation on Jan. 5
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold .Helping
Hands Volunteer Orientation
from 10-11 a.m. on Wednes-
day, Jan. 5, 2005 at its office
at 618 SW FL Gateway Dri-
ve, Lake City. Make a differ-
ence in someone's life! After
attending orientation and

Local busily

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor

A local businessman charged
with soliciting the murder of a
competitor has posted a
$750,000 bond and been re-
leased, from the Suwanneep
County Jail. .
Hudson Lundy was released
Monday, Dec. 27 after putting
up a $500,000 property bond
and $250,000 in cash to gain re-
lease from the Suwannee Coun-
ty Jail, according to jail admin-
istrator John Mills. Mills said
according to court documents
several friends of Lundy's put
up the $250,000 in cash. Third
Circuit Judge Jim Bean ordered
that Lundy not have any contact
with the victim or the victim's
family and that he wear an elec-
tronic anklet device that allows
authorities to monitor of his.ac-
Lundy, 61, who is in the sep-
tic tank business, was charged
by authorities with solicitation
to commit the murder of anoth-

completing the screening
process, you will be eligible
for volunteering in the Hos-
pice Attic thrift store, admin-
istrative offices as well as
helping at special events, ed-
ucational fairs, community
events and fund raising. Reg-
istration required! To register
or for more information con-
tact Carolyn Long at 386-
NFCC late registration for
Spring term Jan 5-11
Wednesday, Jan 5, - Class-
es begin. Late registration
through Jan. 11, 2005. North
Florida Community College,
Madison, 850-973-1622 or
Legislative hearing
for Jan. 6
Rep. Dwight Stansel (D-
Wellborn) and Sen. Nancy
Argenziano (R-Dunnellon)
will hold a Legislative public
hearing Thursday, Jan. 6,
2005 between the hours of.
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in
Live Oak. The hearing will
be held at the Live Oak City
Hall Council chambers. Just
before the 2005 Legislative
session gets underway in



er businessman, Don Wain-
wright. Lundy had been in jail
since Dec. 14 when Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement,
Special Agent Bill Pfeil arrested
him after a six months investi-
gation that involved the FDLE
Suwannee County Sheriffs Of-
fice and the Live Oak Police,
Department. .. .
Wainwright is a competitor of
Lundy's in the septic tank busi-
Lundy allegedly met with a
man identified in court records
as Richard Earl Marley Sr. on
several occasions and paid him
money to kill Wainwright, au-
thorities say. According to those
close to the case. Marley's real
name is Richard Earl Marler, a
local debt collector who worked
for many local businesses col-
lecting debts, including Lundy.
If Lundy is convicted of the
felony charges, he could serve
up to 30 years in prison. There
is no minimum sentence for the
charge, which means he could
also be sentenced to probation if
convicted, officials say.

Editor's note: The Suwannee
Democrat prints the entire ar-
rest 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 Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police De-
FDLE-Florida Department
of Law Enforcement..
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-
DOT-Department of Trans-
P and P-Probation and Pa-
role '
Dec: 29, David Allen Gatlin,
35, Branford, violation of pro-
bation. on original charge of
robbery (Columbia County),
SCSO D. Poole.
Dec. 29, Lisa Marie Lanier,
24, 10340 CR 10-A, battery
(domestic violence), failure to
appear (sentencing) (Columbia
County), SCSO G. Kastor.
Dec. 29, Antonial Reanard
Williams, 39, 2822 113th Rd.,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, LOPD R. Shaw.
SDec. 30, Pedro Perez Cirrel-
lo, 21, 146 Horizon Circle, no
valid drivers license, resisting
officer, giving officer false in-
formation, LOPD D. Slaughter.
Dec. 30, Daniel Joshua
Clark, 24, Wellborn, battery
(domestic violence), SCSO G.
Dec. 30, Kenneth Lorenzo
Ivey, 48, 409 Taylor Ave., vio-
lation of probation on original
.charge of burglary of a
dwelling, P and P P. Corbett.
Dec. 30, Alton Jamar Mc-
,Quy 22, 12910 US 90 Lot 84,
violation of probation on origi-r
nal charges of burglary, crimi-
nal mischief, corruption by
threat against public servant,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, SCSO D. Watson.
Dec. 30, Wendy Sarah Meli-
son, 40, 966 N. Ohio Ave. Apt.
27, driving while license sus-
pended knowingly, expired tag
over six months, possession of
less than 20 grams marijuana,
LOPD C. Tompkins.
Dec. 30, Steven Randy
Roberts, 21,.Vero Beach, tres-
pass after warning - second of-
fense, SCSO S. Lamey.
Dec. 31, Tony Lamar Hill,
53, 7381 US 90 East, disorder-
ly conduct, SCSO B. Barrs.
Dec, 31, Ernest Lamar Ivey,

19, 526 A Ave., possession of
more than 20 grams cannabis
with intent to sell, carrying
concealed firearm, possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, LOPD D. Slaughter.
Dec. 31, Alvin McQuay, 29,
11753 138th St., battery do-
mestic violence - two counts,
LOPD M. Joseph.
Dec. 31, Dennis Karr
Corbin, 21, 11297 147th Place,
failure to appear on original
charge of criminal mischief,
SCSO D. Leach.
Dec. 31, Charles Grace II,
19, 7759 162nd Rd., posses-
sion of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of
forged identification, SCSO L.
Dec. 31, Mendoza Esteban,
45, Lake Park, Ga., leaving
scene of accident with property
damage, LOPD K. Kirby.
Dec. 31, Raul Flores, 24,
Lake Park, Ga., throwing dead-
ly missile, criminal mischief,
LOPD K. Kirby.
Dec. 31, Martin Guriterrez,
26, Lake Park, Ga., criminal
mischief, LOPD K. Kirby.
Jan. 1, Mark Douglas Hat-
field, 34, Atlantic. Beach, sen-
tenced to six months in county
jail, SCSO M. Clark.
Jan. 1, William M. Kennedy
III, 25, Lake City, assault do-
mestic violence, battery do-
mestic violence, SCSO R.
Jan. 1, Pablo Palacios, 43,
617 E. Duval St., aggravated
assault on law enforcement of-
ficer, LOPD K. Hurst.
Jan. 2, Jessie Lee Feagle, 20,
Ft. White, failure to comply on
original charge of no drivers li-
cense (Columbia County),
SCSO T.E. Roberts.
Jan. 2, Benjamin
Humphrey, 25, 3253 161st
Rd., robbery -, by snatching,
fleeing eluding - two counts,
resisting with violence -
three counts, grand theft auto,
driving while license sus-
pended, leaving the scene of
accident, SCSO L. Willis.
Jan. 2, John Lynell Smith,
28, Tampa, driving while li-
cense suspended, DOT D. Del-
Jan. 3, Lamar Jerome
Brown, 46, 205 NW Drive,
possession of cocaine, LOPD
J. Rountree.
Jan. 3, Roger Jay Denney,
20, McAlpin, sentenced to 22
months county jail, SCSO A.
Jan. 3, Wilbert Jones Jr., 22,
1600 Helvenston St., sentenced


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Treatment For Gouty Arthritis
Gout is a metabolic condition affecting approximately 5 million American
adults, in which there is an accumulation of excess uric acid in, the body. This
excess is caused by an overproduction or the kidney's inability to eliminate
naturally occurring uric acid, an end product of protein metabolism. In the
person with gout, the excess uric acid deposits as crystals in body joints, and
causes pain in several or only a few joints. The pain of gouty arthritis may be
acute or chronic and is described as either throbbing or crushing. The pain is
Felt especially in the feet and legs. Persons at highest risk for gout and/or
gouty arthritis are older men who are over weight and consume high amounts
of alcohol, including wine, and eat foods high in purines, such as red meat
,and seafood.
Treatment of gout and gouty arthritis begins with reducing the pain and
inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can
be effective if taken soon after the pain starts. Colchicine is often prescribed
either to decrease the acute pain of a gout attack or to prevent future attacks.
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) blocks an enzyme that is involved in uric acid
production and therefore helps reduce levels of this chemical. Since kidney
stones can be a problem, drinking plenty of water is usually recommended.

to 22 months in county jail,
SCSO A. Loston.
Jan. 3. Julia Victoria Martin,
19, 20300 68th St., violation of
probation on original charges
of possession of controlled
substance, possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
SCSO B. Robinson.
Jan. 3, James Daniel Mc-
Cray, 29, 826 Wood Avenue,
violation of probation on origi-
nal charges of possession of
controlled substance with in-
tent to sell, purchase of co-
caine, possession of less than
20 grams cannabis, LOPD K.
Jan. 3, Karl Tomahawk
Mowman, 34, White Springs,
violation of probation on origi-
nal charge of driving while li-
cense suspended, expired tag,
SCSO S. Law.
Jan. 3, Rebecca Swinson, 49,
McAlpin, violation of ;proba-
tion on original charge of
felony driving under the influ-
ence - third conviction, SCSO
T. Lee.
Jan. 3, Alfonso Thomas, 50,
White Springs, failure to ap-
pear on original charge of no
valid fishing license, SCSO S.
Jan. 3, Harry Danny Trout-
man, 48, Lake City, sentenced
to 90 days in county jail, SCSO
A. Loston.
Jan. 3, Marylee Kathleen
Waldrop, 28, Fernandina
Beach, failure to appear on
original charges of violation of
probation on original charges
of grand theft III - five counts
(Columbia County), LOPD K.
Jan. 3, Georgie Darlene
Wienand, 46, Wellborn, failure
to pay fine, disorderly intoxica-
tion (Columbia County),
SCSO S. St. John.
Jan. 3, Patrick Edmund
\\ illiams. 2 I. Jacksonville. vi-
olation of probation on original
charge of attempting to throw
deadly weapon into vehicle,
burglary of conveyance, grand
theft III, SCSO N. Croft.

Suwannee River

Water Management


governing board

will meet Jan. 11
Suwannee River Water
Management District's (Dis-
trict) governing board will
meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,
Jan. 11, at District headquar-
ters, SR 49 and US 90 East,
Live Oak. The meeting is to
consider District business
and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters. A work-
shop will follow the govern-
ing board meeting. All meet-
ings. workshops and hear.
ings are open to the public.

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MEGA MONEY ..... 14,16,38,42,12
LOTTO ....... 11,21,32,35,42,46




January 3.



for more

Arrest Record

posts $750,000 bond

Gains freedom on solicitation

to commit murder charge


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Suwannee County awarded $9,336 from Emergency

Food and Shelter National Board Program

Suwannee County has been chosen to
receive $9,336 to supplement emer-
gency food and shelter programs in this
The selection was made by a national
board that is chaired by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and consists of representatives
from the Salvation Army; American Red
Cross; United Jewish Communities;
Catholic Charities, USA; National
Council of the Churches of Christ in the
U.S.A.; and United Way of America.
The board was charged to distribute
funds appropriated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of food and shelter
programs in high-need areas around the
A local board made up of representa-
tives of the American Red Cross, Anoth-


Continued From Page 2A

February, the two elected of-
ficials are interested in hear-
ing what the public and other
elected officials have to say
Regarding upcoming legisla-
Stion and local issues in gen-
'" eral. All residents and elected
officials are encouraged and
' 'invited to attend the hearing.
The hearing, which also give
SStansel and Argenziano the
opportunity to brief everyone
on what to expect from the
upcoming session, is an op-
'' portunity for you to see your
' elected officials in action,
give them a bit of advise, dis-
cuss issues and perhaps get
answers to some questions
you may have. Keep in mind
Stansel and Argenziano han-
" dle state issues, not city mat-
. ters or federal issues.
Haliegh Bates, Miss
Florida Rodeo USA
' 2004-2005 Benefit Jackpot
" . Barrel Race on Jan. 7
Haliegh Bates, Miss Flori-
'' da Rodeo USA 2004-2005
Benefit Jackpot Barrel Race
on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Bob
SHolnes Rodeo Arena at the
C"'"Coliseum Complex in Live
'- Oak. $500 added money! $30
entry fee, $4 exhibition and a
.I)t >^

er Way, Catholic Charities, Salvation
Army, Suwannee River Economic
Council, United Way and representa-
tives of local government and the faith
community will determine how the
funds awarded to Suwannee County are
to be distributed among the emergency
food and shelter programs run by local
service agencies. The local board is re-
sponsible for recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any additional
funds available under this phase of the
Under the terms of the grant from the
national board, local agencies chosen to
receive funds must: 1) be private volun-
tary non-profits or units of government,
2) have an accounting system, 3) prac-
tice nondiscrimination, 4) have demon-
strated the capability to deliver emer-

75 percent payback. NBHA
rules apply. Exhibition from
5- 6:45 p.m., show begins at
7 p.m. NOTE: Added Money:
75-100 riders = $500 and 4D
payout; under 75 riders =
$250 and 3D payout. Barrel
racers are asked to partici-
pate in the fund-raiser to help
send her to Oklahoma to
compete in the. Miss Rodeo
USA Pageant for the IRPA
Rodeo. For more info,
call Sandy Merritt. at 386-
590-0662, Rita Bates at 386-
752-9148 or Darrel Summers
at 386-935-0447.
Elk's National Free
Throw "Hoop Shoot"
Contest Jan. 8
Elks National Free Throw
"Hoop Shoot" Contest for all
boys and girls, ages 8-13, will
be held at Suwannee Middle
School at 10 a.m., Saturday,
Jan. 8. Contestant age groups
will be determined by their
age as of April 1, 2005. Local
winners advance to district,
state regional and national
competition. National finals
are held in Springfield, Mass.
For more info, contact your
local Elks "'Hoop Shoot" di-
rector, Charles Walker, 386-
364-4601, or visit

agency food and/or
shelter programs,
and 5) if they are a
private voluntary
organization, they must have a volun-
tary board. Qualifying agencies are
urged to apply.
Suwannee County has distributed
Emergency Food and Shelter funds pre-
viously with American Red Cross, An-
other Way, Catholic Charities and
Suwannee River Economic Council par-
Public or private voluntary agencies
interested in applying for Emergency
Food and Shelter Program funds must
contact Rita Dopp, United Way of
Suwannee Valley, 386-752-5604, for an
application. The deadline for applica-
tions is Jan. 12, 2005.

Flags to fly acksonville man

at half-taff multiplecrimes
at half-staff multiple crimes

Effective immediately and
until sunset. Friday. Jan 7
all flags on _tate property:
shall be llovn at h.lf-staff as
a mark of respect for the - ic-
urns of the Indian Ocean
Earthquake ,nd the resulting
Tsuiamnu.Tlie governor .
Iollovlng the procliaianton
issued b. the President Jan
I has asked that all stale and
local o\ enunenis join him
in honor otilhe victims of the
Indian Ocean Earthquake
and the resulting Tsunamis,
bN lowering their U.S. and
slate flag" For more infor-
nmation on the President's
proclan itionn visit
\\ \\.\\, htehouse.gov


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around the trailer where his
neighbor lived, but said he
knew Marler had left weeks
ago and that no one was stay-
ing in the home.
By the, time fire fighters ar-
rived, the west end of the dou-
ble-wide mobile hope was de-
stroyed and the east end suf-
fered heavy smoke and water
damage as volunteer fire fight-
ers and Suwannee County
Fire/Rescue worked to put out

the fire in the neighborhood
where a number of homes are
located closely together.
State Fire Marshall Chris
Scovotto, contacted at this Tal-
lahassee office Tuesday, said
the fire is "suspicious based on
the circumstances" and the
case is still under investigation.
Scovotto 'said since the fire is
still under investigation, he
won't comment further at this
The Suwannee County Sher-
iffs Office, as well as the Flori-

da Department of Law En-
forcement, were all called to
the fire scene along with the
Fire Marshall.
Marler is the state's witness
in a case where local business-
man Hudson Lundy was
charged Dec. 14 with trying to
hire someone to murder one of
his competitors, Don Wain-
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews. com.


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Before the night had ended,
the suspect had allegedly fled
police in a car his girlfriend
said was stolen from her,
wrecked the car, led officers
and dogs on a foot chase, and
then fought the officers when
they tried to arrest him, author-
ities said. In the end, authorities
say, he admitted to taking the
purse and ended up in jail on
multiple charges.
Suwannee County Deputy
Lee' Willis charged' Benjamin
Pierce Humphlrey with robbery
by sudden snatching, fleeing
and eluding police, resisting ar-

rest with violence,; grand theft,
driving while license suspend-
ed and leaving the scene of an
According to Willis' report,
Lavelle Avery was, shopping
when Humphrey allegedly
grabbed her purse from the
shopping basket and took off
running. Several bystanders
tried to stop the purse thief, but
he got into a car and fled the
parking lot, heading south.
Live Oak Police found a car
matching the description given
by witnesses and' gave chase
when they spotted Humphrey,
who allegedly jumped back
into the car and fled west on

Nobles Feny (CR 249). As
Humphrey allegedly tried to
turn west on Garrison Road, he
lost control and crashed into
some trees, then fled on foot
into a wooded area. At this
point Suwannee County
deputies called for the Hamil-
ton Correctional K-9 Team,
who arrived promptly and soon
had Humphrey in their sights.
Willis said when the Hamilton
K-9 Team found Humphrey
and tried to arrest him, he phys-
ically fought back.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews.com.

around the

city of Live Oak
David Bark- :W
er Jr., 21, of F' '
Jacksonville f
was arrested
Dec. 27, ;
2004 by
tectives Ron
Shaw and Jerry David
C h u c k Barker Jr.
and charged with three counts
of burglary, three counts of
theft, two counts of criminal
mischief, auto theft and tam-
pering with a vending ma-
LOPD said the crime spree
Barker is charged with began
in September of 2004 when
Ken's Seafood at 301 Hamil-
ton Ave. was broken into. Dur-
ing this crime, a large amount
of seafood and fishing equip-
ment was taken. Two newspa-
per vending machines were
also stolen from in front of the
Jiffy Food Store at 618 East
Duval Street that same month.
They were broken into and lat-
er found in a retention pond,
according to LOPD. On Oct.
7, 2004, El Pueblo's-Mexican
Store located at 423 East
Howard Street was broken into
and a cash register stolen.
Money from the register was
taken and the cash register was
thrown into a retention pond.
On Oct. 14, 2004, a vehicle
was stolen from the Suwannee
County Recycling Center at
828 N. Houston Avenue. The
vehicle was recovered Oct. 26
in the area of the Eastside
Cemetery. Also on Oct. 14,
2004, the JK Food Store, 969
N. Ohio Avenue, was broken
into. During this crime, an
alarm went off and the intrud-
er(s) fled.
In'estig'aioin- of thase and
other crimes are continuing
and more charges i'iia be
forthcoming, according to

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"The LORD abhors dishonest scales,
but accurate weights are His delight."
--Proverbs 11:1

I utannree Utmocrat
MYRA C. REGAN f tI~ ~tanne
Publisher Mya

SUSAN K. LAMB Lambf that-b -ds rj
Managing Editor ,


I won't run with

the bulls in 2005
The year 2005 is only a few
days under way, and I suppose
some people have already begun
Making resolutions. And by the
end of the week, I wodld guess
thousands of checks will have
Mk been written with 2004 still on
N .: the date line. I $ink the incuba-
" tion period for getting the check
thing right is about three weeks.
_ Neither of 'these things have
anything to do with one another
except they ,hare the first of the
wain Walden year. The last one - the check
thing - I've often been guilty of.
The first thing - the resolutions - I seldom have been
guilty of. I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. As
someone once said in another venue, they are about as
valuable as a warm bucket of spit. Or, write one on a dol-
lar bill and you can get a cup of coffee with it, as long as
you are not at one of those chic coffee houses. It's always
been my thought thatif a resolve is worth proclaiming, ei-
ther silently or out loud, it's worth doing when the idea
first comes to you - not just on Jan. 1 or thereabouts.
I would guess that most New Year's resolutions would
have to do with losing weight. I don't have any data to
back that up. just a hunch. Probably if I researched it, I
would find a study that confirmed my hunch. But again,
it's that warm bucket of spit thing again. If I'm wrong, sue

SI' think perhaps the, second most' popular resolution
might be to quit smoking. Again, my hunch is based on
simple every day observations. No lab rats and no opinion
About the weight loss resolution: I've been going to the
gym and working out regularly for many years. It's not to
make me look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, it's to keep
me from looking like Fat Albert. I just want to keep the
moving parts moving and the non-moving parts from
falling off. I want to go from Point A to Point B without
having to make two trips.
And I've. noticed, that for about the first four to five
weeks of a new year, the gym gets a little crowded be-
cause of New Year's resolutions. After that, it gets back to
us regulars. There's plenty of room; and you don't have to'
wait for any particular exercise machine. I've been notic-
ing this kind of thing ever since I started working out at a
gym, which is many years ago. It's kind of like the swal-
lows returning to Capistrano. They come about the same
time each year. Then they go.
Now don't get me wrong here. I encourage people to ex-
ercise, whichdoesn't necessarily mean you have to join a
gym. In my case, I find the gym very helpful. But I would
be remiss to suggest to you that regular strenuous exercise
is easy, or necessarily fun. I have a motto when.it comes
to this: If it don't hurt, it won't work. Some will argue with
me on that. So sue me again..
For beginners, there will be rimuch soreness at first. It
comes with the territory. And there will be days when you
can talk yourself out of it very easily. There's is as much
psychology as there is sweat to strenuous exercise.
I think New Year's resolutions are too much hype. I'mn
sure some people keep them, but many do not. And I think
the reason is that they resolve things that they can't or
won't do.
If I were going to use\New Year's as my time for reso-
lutions, I think I would resolve about things that I know I
can accomplish.
For instance, I would resolve that I will not run with the
bulls in Pamploma, Spain in 2005. And this time next
year, I could say that I was true to my resolution.
Or I might resolve that I will not become a fan of pro-
fessional basketball. Again, whammo! I kept my promise.
Also, I won't bet that the Atlanta Falcons will make the
Super Bowl in 2005. That's what they call tough love. And
I can refrain from that bet without much anxiety. I'm just
giddy with a winning season.
I will also resolve not to lobk up the spelling of
Schwarzenegger every time I write it. I have spelled it
three or four different ways in this column and it never

seems to make any difference. No calls to correct me.
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of The Moultrie
(Ga.) Observer, 229-985-4545. E-mail:

Please address letters to:
Letters To The Editor, Suwannee Democrat,
PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please include your name, full address and daytime phone
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cuss any questions about it with you.


Attacking western values

School boards have recently
banned songs and music containing
references to Santa Claus, Jesus and
other religious Christmas symbols.
The New York City school system
permits displays of Jewish meno-
rahs and the Muslim star and cres-
cent but not the Christian nativity
According to an Associated Press
story (Nov. 26,. 2004), "A public



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school teacher is suing his district
and principal for barring him from using excerpts from his-
torical documents in his classroom because they contain ref-
erences to God and Christianity." The, historical documents
in question are: the Declaration of Independence and "The
Rights of the Colonists" by John Adams.
Then there's Kandice Smith, an Alabama sixth-grader who
was threatened with discipline for exhibiting a cross neck-
lace. Just a few years ago, the city manager of Eugene, Ore.,
Jim Johnson, banned Christmas trees and holiday decora-
tions with religious themes from public spaces, giving as his
reason the need to "put a neutral face on a religious holiday
in the workplace." This year, a float proclaiming "Merry.
Christmas" was banned from Denver's Parade of Lights.
Under the pretense of the First Amendment's prohibitions
against "establishment of religion" and the court's bogus
"separation of church and state" interpretation of the same,
we're witnessing a part of the ongoing attack on American
values. The Constitution's "establishment of religion" clause
was written to prevent the formation of anything similar to
the official Church of England in the United States.
So why the attack on religion? Read the Declaration of In-
dependence. You'll read phrases such as: "endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable Rights," "Laws of Nature
and Nature's God," and "appealing to the Supreme Judge of
the world." The vision held by the framers is that our rights
come not from government but from a "Creator" or "the
laws of nature and of nature's.God." That means the purpose
and power of government is rightfully limited to protecting
our natural God-given rights.
The idea that government doesn't grant rights is offensive
to those who wish to control our lives. Therefore, to gain

greater control, the idea of natural,
rights, God-given rights and Chris-
tian values must be suppressed. The
idea that rights precede government'
was John Locke's natural law phi-
losophy, which had a significant in-i
fluence on our nation's founders,
but they chose to refer to natural,
law as rights endowed by the Cre-

K WILLIAVMS The attack on Christian ideas and&'
Christian public displays is part and
parcel of the leftist control agenda in another way. Certain
components of the leftist agenda require that our primary al-
legiance be with government. As such, there must be an at-:
tack on allegiance to the teachings of the church and fanli-'
ly. After all, for example, if you want popular acceptance of;
homosexual marriages, there must be a campaign against'
church teachings that condemn such practices.
Emboldened by their successes in the courts and intimi-'
dation of public officials, leftists will no doubt make other'
demands; there's no logical end point except complete'
Christian capitulation. There are Christian symbols and ex-
hibits 'in many Washington. D.C., government buildings
that will come down, such as: Moses with the Ten Com-
mandments inside the U.S. Supreme Court, George Wash-
ington praying in the Capitol Building, Abraham Lincoln's
speech mentioning God carved inside the Lincoln Memor-
Religious programming on the radio and television willF
come under attack. After all, there's Federal Communica--
tions Commission permission to use the "public airwaves.'
If leftists say they have no such intention to go after tele-,
vision, radio and other public expressions of Christianity,;
what they really mean is that they haven't softened us up.
enough yet. I'm not quite sure of just how we should re-'
spond to the ongoing attack on Christianity and American'
values, but we'd better do something quickly.
Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George'
Mason University. To find out more about Walter E..
Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate-
writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate lWe'b.
page at www.creators.com. .

Suwannee County Constitutional Officiers

Tony Cameron

Clerk of Court Property Appraiser Tax Collector Supervisor of Elections
Kenneth DasherL Lamar Jenkins- George Bumham Glenda Williams
362-0500 362-1385 364-3414 362-2616

Suwannee County School Board

(4-year terms, non-partisan) School Board Office 386-362-2601

of Schools ut School Board Members

Walter Boatright Jr. Dist. 1 - Jerry Taylor Dist. 2 - Dist.3 3-
362-2601 Chairman Muriel Owens Julie Blake Ulmer
Office 362-2601 362-4720 . 364-5359 362-7303'

Dist. 4- Barbara Ceryak
Vice Chairwoman
S 362-5578

Dist. 5'- J.M. Holtzclaw,

Live Oak City Council
(4-year terms)

!.', ' (

Dist. 1 - Dist. 2 -
John Yulee Bennie Thomas
362-5145 364-5535'

Dist. 3 -
Ken Duce

Dist. 4 -
George Blak

State Representatives
(2-year terms)
Rep. Dwight Stansel (11th
Dist.. D-Wellborn)'
208 North OhioAve., Live
Oak, Fla. 32064

Dist. 5 - President
e Don Boyette,

State Sen. Nancy Argenziano
(R) Crystal River
6216 West Corporate Oaks Dr,
Crystal River, Fl 34429
Phone: 1/352/563-6003 or
Toll free 1/866/538-2831
nancy.argenziano.web@leg.state.fl.us I





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Meghan Avery and Clark Fitzgerald would
like to remind you of their approaching mar-
The ceremony will take place at noon on
Saturday, Jan. 8 at the First Baptist

Based on recent changes,
the high-risk groups for flu
vaccine include children age 6
to 35 months, previously 6-23
The Pediatric Flu Vaccine is
available at the Suwannee
County Health Department. In
Live Oak, the hours are from

Church in Live Oak. A reception will follow
at the home of Allison T. and Elizabeth Scott.
All friends and family are invited to attend.
They are registered at Target and Wal-

8-11:00 a.m. and 1-4:00 p.m.
In Branford, call for availabil-
ity of hours. The number for
Live Oak is 386-362-2708 and
Branford's number is 386-
There is a limited number of
this vaccine that has been pro-
vided by the Vaccine for Chil-

Ed Bennett, is the
big bingo winner
week after week at
the Elk's Lodge
bingo night. In the
spirit of Christmas
Bennett donated
hundreds of dollars
to purchase food
for Christmas care
boxes that were
distributed to local -
needy families by
the Anna Miller
Circle and local
volunteers on
Dec. 18.
Photo: Yvette Hannon ; "

New year,
.The New Year is here. A hap- fund, for short ai
py occasion, right? A time to goals, and for ret
look forward to what the New can't win a race
Year has in store. take the first step.
But for many, the New Year budget as the firs
brings the realization that over- reaching your fir
spending, lack of financial dis- whatever they are.
cipline, and out-of-control cred- Track your sp(
it use has brought.on a tradition- least 30 days. De
al New Year headache. Unfortu- recurring expense
nately, this headache could last rent, utilities, foo
for years to come. tion, and clothing
According to Cardweb.com, some money for u
S between Thanksgiving and penses and emer
Christmas day Americans the rest of your inc
were expected to, "charge savings and debt r
nearly $108 billion in retail "Reduce your d
purchases on general-purpose by taking your lun
credit/charge cards, signature stead of eating ou
debit cards, and store credit the matinee rather
cards, about 6.2 percent more expensive evening
than in 2003." And that figure Dan Quinn, Branc
didn't even include groceries, Consumer Credi
gas, and travel expenses dur- Service of Mid
ing that time period. agency with loca
What were we thinking? selling offices. Y
With the holidays behind us have to make hu
and the New Year here, it's time you can even ha"
for a fresh outlook and a new who in the family
strategy in personal financial with free or inex]
control. Use the following tips tainment options.
to help you get going: ings hint: avoid
Start with a budget. It is truly much cash-it's toc
the basic building block of fi- slip through your
nancial success. Why? Because counted for.
you'll not only be clear about Call your cre
what you'll spend each month, know you're going
you'll be clear about what ficulty making pi
you'll save-for your emergency tact your creditor

nd long term '
:irement. You
if you don't
Think of your
t step toward
lancial goals,

ending for at
;termine your
;s (mortgage,
d, transporta-
g). Set aside,
planned ex-
gencies. Split
:ome between
laily spending
ch to work in-
it or going to
than the more
g show," says
ch Manager at
t Counseling
L-Florida, an
1 credit coun-
You may not
uge sacrifices;
ve fun seeing
Scan come up
pensive enter-
Another sav-
carrying too
o easy to let it
fingers unac-

ditor: If you
ig to have dif-
ayments, con-
s immediately,

dren Program and is available
free of charge. After the Vac-
cine for Children supply is de-
pleted, the Health Department
has an adequate supply that
will be available for $12.
The peek season for flu dis-
ease in Florida is February. It
is not too late to vaccinate!

I debt
tell them what's happened and
explain what you're doing to
meet. your debt obligation. If
you describe your situation, and
you have a good credit and pay-
ment history, you may be able to
negotiate your next payment or
a lower interest rate. Remem-
ber, your creditors would rather
keep you as a customer than
lose you to bankruptcy or fore-
closure but don't delay-they
may be less willing to work
with you if you wait.
Seek credit counseling: If
you'd like assistance setting up
your budget and reviewing your
credit situation, contact a legiti-
mate credit counseling organi-
zation. "Get budget and credit
counseling from an agency that
has certified counselors who are
trained infinancial management
and debt reduction," says
Quinn. A debt repayment plan
can provide a systematic, effec-
tive way to get your debt under
To get more information
about Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Service of Mid-Florida,
contact them toll-free at 800
245-1865. They are a nonprofit,
community-based, United Way
affiliate agency providing one-
on-one confidential counseling
in their offices in Gainesville,
Inverness, Lake City, Ocala,
and Palatka.

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SWerddig e m adcr

Avery - Fitzgerald to wed Jan. 8

Attention American

Profile readers!

Here's a peek at what's in-
side the Friday, Jan. 7, Ameri-
can Profile.
Cover Story: Donating an
organ is the equivalent of giv-
ing life, or at least greatly im-
proving the life of someone in
need of a healthy kidney, liver,
lung, heart and pancreas.
While 85,000 Americans await
life-saving transplants, at least
400,000 people have received
a donated organ over the last
50 years. Here are the stories of
a few selfless donors and grate-
ful recipients.
Hometown Hero: Since
opening a small town library in
1966 \\th her own 400 books.'
Helen Myers, has worked, to
bring the joy of reading to El-

lisville, Ill. After 37
years of selling cook-
ies and collecting do-
nations she opened a
new-and larger-li-
brary in a 14-by-22-
foot building in :
Spotlight: Rocks,
gems and minerals are precious
commodities in Quartzsite
Ariz., (pop. 3,055) which was
revitalized by a gold mining
boom in 1897 and today is
rock hound haven that host
several gem and mineral show:
each winter.
!" Family:'Yoti 'Cf'triake you
genealogical research a family
affair by involving children

s and
,following a few useful tips in
s beginning your research.
g Recipes: Sour Cream Cof-
a fee Cake - An Oklahoma read-
S er found this recipe for sour
s cream coffee cake in a local
newspaper about 28 years ago-
r This recipe is a'ffitst t�i-Iail,
y keeps and freezes well. v~f~'-'
n body loves it.

Pottery classes at


- Eight-week
Begin the New Year work-
ing at the potter's wheel in
classes being offered at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park, White
Springs, located on US 41,
three miles from 1-75 and
nine miles from I-10.
An eight-week class will
provide instruction in sever-
al methods of working with

Foster State Park

class in various techniques -

clay, including slab, coil,
pinch and wheel-thrown pot-
tery. Classes begin Jan. 17
and continue through March
The classes will be taught
by Jean Davidoff, master
potter and craft demonstrator
at the park's Craft
Square. The evening classes
will be held from 6-9 p.m.

and.are suitable for both ad-
vanced and beginner stu-
The cost for the classes is
$100, plus $25 . for
materials. Space is limited
and advance registration is
required. For more informa-
tion, call Craft Square at 386-
397-1920 or visit the web site
at www.stephenfostercso.org.

Just Past the City Limits

Top 10 farmer's New Year's resolutions:

by Mark Parker, Farm Talk
10. I will never again
throw a hammer in anger-
especially not at a tractor tire.
9. I will not pass judge-
ment on somebody else's
kids until mine are well past
8. Never again will I buy
herbicides over the phone
from a guy with a strange
7. I won't yell at anybody

else for leaving the gate open
until I'm positive that it was-
n't me who did it.
6. I will call the veterinari-
an while the cow is still
5. I will patiently drive
around the section rather than
convincing myself it's not all
that muddy.
4. The next time I buy a
horse I will remind myself
that when someone says a

horse has "been ridden" he is
not specifying how long the
ride lasted.
3. I'll either quit smoking
or call the gas company be-
fore digging more postholes.
2. I will not call the guy at
the parts counter an idiot un-
til after harvest is over.
1. I will make sure my
landlord isn't standing be-
hind me before I brag about
my wheat yields.

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Shaun and Dee Freeman
of Live Oak would like
to announce the arrival of their
daughter. Hayley Ember Freeman.
Hayley was born Nov. 8, 2004
at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville at
11:36 a.m. weighing 9 lbs 8 ounces
and measured 23 inches in length.
She joins her big sister
Holland Freeman.
Maternal grandparent is
Chris O'Dwyer of Live Oak.
Paternal grandparents are
Larry and Charlene Freeman
of Gainesville.

Pediatric Flu Vaccine available


CDA Classes
January 3.
Contact us
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JANUARY 5 2005




Florence "Flo" Grondzki
Dec. 23, 1923 -
Dec. 30,2004

/ -lorence "Flo" Grondz-
ki, 81, of Live Oak,
passed away Thursday,
Dec. 30, 2004, in Shands at Uni-
versity of Florida Hospital,
Gainesville after a long illness.
The East Brunswick, N.J. native
moved' to Live Oak from
Delaware in 1983 and was a
member of St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include her husband
Victor Grondzki of Live Oak;
two daughters, Chris Herauf of
Danville, Calif. and Teri Krey-
che of Tustin, Calif; one son,
Larry (Barb) ~rondzki of Live
Oak; one sister, Stella Pellowski
of Frisco, Texas; three grandchil-
dren, Kim Grondzki Nalley,
Todd Grondzki of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Laura Kreche of Tustin,
Calif.; and one great-grandchild,
Clarence Vaughn Nally V of At-
lanta, Ga.
Funeral mass was conducted
at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, at St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church
in Live Oak, with the Rev. Mike
Pendergraft officiating. Inter-
ment was held at 1:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Florida Na-
tional Cemetery, Bushnell.`
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-

Helen L. Norris
Feb. 15, 1910-
Dec., 27,2004

elen L. Norris, 94, of
Live Oak, passed
Saway Monday, Dec.
27, 2004 in Suwannee Health
Care Center, Live Oak. The Des
Moines, Iowa native moved to
Live Oak from Pinellas County
29 years ago, was a secretary, a
member of the Garden Club,
Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary
and a member of the First United
Methodist Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include three
daughters, Jean Cady Norris,
Oakland. Calif., Jill Norris Wade

of Union, Ill. and Corine-Ann
Bares of Charleston, S.C.; and
one grandson, Tad Barnes.
Private family services were
conducted on Friday, Dec. 31, at
Suwannee Health Care Center,
Live Oak. Interment was in Live
Oak Cemetery next to her hus-
band of 46 years, George E. Nor-
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-

Lonnie Hutchingson
March 13, 1910-
Jan. 2,2005

y onnie Hutchingson, 94,
of Live Oak, passed
k, away Sunday, Jan. 2,
2005, in the Lake City Medical
Center, Lake City. She was a
Suwannee County native, a
homemaker and a member of
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Well-
Survivors include one sister,
Lois Courson of Wellborn, two
grandchildren; and three great-
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan.
4, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
Wellborn, with the Rev. Lewis
Gooch and the Rev. Dan Allen
officiating. Interment followed
in the church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-

Darrell Nooner
Oct. 21, 1953 -
Dec. 30,2004

arrell Nooner, 42, of
ive Oak, passed
away on Thursday,
Dec. 30, in his home after a long
illness. The Ford Ord. Calif. na-
tive moved to Live Oak from
Las Vegas, Nev. 11 years ago,
was a firefighter for the Clark
County Fire Department in Las
Vegas, Nev. and an honorary
member of the Fraternal Order
of Police.
Survivors include his wife
Debbie Nooner of Live Oak; his


father, Curly Nooner of Lake
Norman, N.C.; step-father,
Richard E. Hubel of Greenville,
S.C.; one daughter, Dusty Cham-
bers of Las Vegas, Nev.; four
sons, Jason and Doug Nooner,
Brian Chambers and Joseph J.
Norton, all of Las Vegas, Nev.;
one sister, Pamela L. Hubel of
Greenville, S.C.; two brothers,
Mark Hubel of Greenville, S.C.
and Tim Nooner of Lake Nor-
man, N.C.; and four grandchil-
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Alma Genevieve
Nooner and brother, Allen
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-

James A. Temple Jr.
July 14, 1972 -

Same A. Temple Jr., 32,
of Dunnellon, passed
away Jan. 2,2005, at his
residence. Born July 14, 1972 in
Live Oak to James A. and Wan-
da (Lowe) Temple Sr., he moved
to Dunellon 20 years ago. He
was a truck driver for Keep It
Safe Co. of Crystal River. Tem-
ple enjoyed hunting and fishing
and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his mother
arid step-father, Wanda and
James Long Jr. of Dunnellon; his
father, James A. Temple Sr. of
Lake City; two brothers, John
Temple of Lake City and James
Long ] of Orlando; and his ma-
temal grandmother June Weeks
of Live Oak.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan.
6 in the Strickland Funeral
.Home Chapel in Crystal River
with the Rev. Lloyd Bertine of
the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church
officiating. Friends may call one
hour prior to service time. Inter-
ment will follow at the Fero
Memorial Gardens in Beverly
Strickland Funeral Home,
Crystal River is in charge of all

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COME ON, RING THAT BELL: Bill Mounger, left and Sam Carter were two of dozens of Live Oak Ro-
tary Club members ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday, Dec. 18. Mounger and Carter
were right on time to take their turn to help the Salvation Army help local people in need. The bright
blue sky that day and warmth of the people donating to this worthy charity was reward enough for
these Rotarians this Christmas season. - Photo: taff

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Ve the family of David "Poppy" Hicks
would like to express our greatest appreciation
to our extended families, friends and co-work-
ers. Thank )ou so much for the beautiful flow-
ers. food, cards. thoughts. prayers, visits, mon-
etary gifts and donations to the Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches.
We would like to thank all of our church
families for your support during our time of de-
We would also like to express a special thank

You to all \\ho are associated with Florida
Shenffs Youth Ranches during David's long-
term employment as well as in our time ofneed.
Connie Hicks
Tamm\ Turner and Famil\
Da\ id Hicks Jr. and Farrul
Allene Hicks Randall
Patsy Ward and Family
Sandra S\weat McCarl and Family
Larry Hicks and Family

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The vision of David's ministry is to take the saving and
healing power of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world,
equipping God's people to move and operate in His power
and to gather in the harvest one soul at a time with all
Glory going to God. '

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MENT: Terry LeBrecque sings and plays the guitar while members
enjoy lunch at the November meeting. - Photo: Submitted

The GFWC Woman's Club
of Live Oak members were
privileged to have Jeffrey
Boatright as their guest speak-
er for the November meeting.
Boatright has written several
books about the earlier life
and times of people in Suwan-
nee County and surrounding
communities. One of those
books is entitled "Gray Ham-
The Ladies Vocal Ensemble
under the direction of Patt

Slaughter sang "Edelweiss"
and "Let There Be Peace on
The artist of the month was
Chris Flanagan, art teacher at
the high school. Her art work
was on display during the
Terry. LeBrecque enter-
tained with her singing and
playing the guitar, while the
ladies enjoyed lunch.
Club members welcomed
Lynn Rutherford as a member.

Woman's Club of Live Oak presi-
dent Nancy Allen, education de--
partment chairman Eileen Box
with guest speaker, local author
Jeffrey Boatright. - Photo: Submitted


On behalf of our late
mother Doris C. Bell, age
99 and nine months, we
would like to express our
heartfelt appreciation to
and gratitude for the staff
and volunteers at Surrey
Place Care Center, Shands
at Live Oak Hospital, Dr.
Andrew Bass and to the
members of the communi-
ty including the South
Side Baptist Church for
their constancy and good
works in supporting the
quality of our mother's
life from April 2004 until
her passing on Christmas
John and Susan Bell

The fami-
ly of Paul
' would
^ , like to
S express a
heartfelt appreci-
ation to the nursing staff and
volunteers at Surrey Place
Care Center, the nursing
staff of Hospice, Dr.
Janousek and to the mem-
bers of the community for
their outpouring of love and
sympathy during our time
of grief.
We would also like- to
express a special thank you
to Paul's special
family/friends Richard and
Rhonda Hancock for their
continued support through
his long battle with cancer.
Thank you,
Chris O'Dwyer, Kelly
Putnel, Lynn Deas and
,Dee Freeman

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Emergency alert from

Franklin Graham

The earthquake and
tsunami that swept across
South Asia the day after
Christmas could be the
worst natural disaster of
our lifetimes. More than
100,000 people hate been
killed, and millions are
homeless, hungry, suffer-
ing. and grieving. The re-
ports I'm hearing from our
teams there are heartbreak-
Samaritan's Purse has
emergencN relief teams and
supplies on the ground, and
\\e are working g diligently

to bring help and comfort to
the survivors in Indonesia.
Sri Lanka, India, and Thai-
land. We are providing
clean water, food. emer-
gency shelter, and medicine
to people in some of the
hardest-hit areas. We are
working shoulder-to-shoul-
der with local churches
who help identify people
whose needs are the most
How can you help? Most
importantly, I ask you to
join us in prayer for the sur-
\ivors. for our teams as

they work in extraordinari-
ly challenging situations.
and for opportunities to
demonstrate the love and
compassion of Jesus Christ.
You can join us in the re-
lief efforts by making a
special gift through our
website, www.samari-
tanspurse.org , or by calling
toll-free 800-567-8183.
Thank you. and may God
bless you.
Franklin Graham
Samaritan's Purse

With Christmas just a week
or so behind us, many Floridi-
ans are still discovering the
wonders of their new big-
screen television, the speed of
that new wireless laptop com-
puter, or the beauty of a new
gold and diamond necklace.
But it's also a good time to ask
f ourself, "Would my insurance
,replace these presents if they
-were stolen or destroyed?"
. The recent hurricane season
has shown all Floridians how
'important having the proper
,coverage for their home and
possessions is. One of the best
x a\ s to protect yourself from
the serious financial impact of
,an unexpected loss is to make
*Sure you have enough home-
ow ners or renters insurance to
co. er a loss. Having an up-to-
Idate inventory of everything
you own in your home will
'speed your claim settlement.
So before you pack all of
those holiday decorations and
gift boxes away for the year,
Allstate Floridian recommends
you take the following steps:
Make a list. Make a list of
the contents of your home on

Co-op gives Il

forecast for

paper. After a storm, it's virtu-
ally impossible to remember
all the things you've bought
over the years, particularly
when you're upset about a
Videotape or photograph all
the items that you own. It also
wouldn't hurt to describe on
the videotapes or on the back
of the photographs the items
and their prices.
Keep your videotapes or
photographs in a place sepa-
rate from your home, such as
at your workplace or a bank
safe deposit box.
Save receipts for major pur-
chases. Pictures and video-
tapes are supplements to re-
ceipts.'Receipts are especially
important for big-ticket items
such as computers and large
Update your inventory peri-
odically. How often you need
to refresh it will depend on
when you make new purchas-

coverage for new items in your
home, if necessary.
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Company and Allstate Floridi-
an Indemnity Company are in-
dependent subsidiaries of The
Allstate Corporation and are
the primary providers of per-
sonal lines property insurance
in Florida for the Allstate
group. Allstate Floridian Insur-
ance Company and Allstate
Floridian Indemnity Company
sell homeowners, condomini-
um owners, renters and mobile
home insurance protection
through nearly 900 agencies in
the state of Florida. Property
insurance policies sold by All-'
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pany and Allstate Floridian In-
demnity Company are not un-
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Happy New Year! It's now
2005 and we're off and run-
ning toward a bright and shin-
ing new year to accomplish
many things. Suwannee Coun-
ty stands to have a bright fu-
ture this year with impending
changes on the local scene
such as new businesses that
will bring more jobs.
Suwannee County has a
new sheriff, Tony Cameron,
who is anxious to lead his of-
fice to a higher plane of ser-
vice and staffing, as are all
those who were sworn into of-
fice yesterday during an im-
pressive ceremony at the
Suwannee County Court-
house. Hopefully, all with
work with these new officials.
to make the coming year one
to remember with lots of posi-
tive happenings.
You hear me say this every
year - spring is right around
the corer once Jan. 1 passes.
It'll be time to trim back the
roses soon and in spite of cold
days yet to come, new life will
push up from beneath the dirt
and flowers will once again
delight us all with their beauty
and sweet smells. The sun will
continue to light our evenings
longer and longer until it
won't get dark until 9:15 p.m
or so as summer comes our
way. I long for the day!
We'll all be working in our
yards, like it or not, cutting the
grass, weeding, trimming,

planting and giving ourselves
a sense of satisfaction as we
do so. It's soon to be that time
of the year.
Just ahead the Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park is plan-
ning lots of entertainment for
your enjoyment. On Jan. 8-10,
there will be a Falconry
school. See our community
calendar today to learn more.
Jan. 9 there will be a Sun
Country Jamboree with pick-
'n' and grin'n' to get your feet
tapping! Sun Country Jam-
boree is broadcast over a num-
ber of radio stations through-
out the South so make sure to
get your seat early so you can
enjoy! An Ice Breaker
Swamp meet will be held Jan
7-9 also with lots of tractors to
see also. But then, on Jan. 15,
know this group, they've been
around for many years,
singing gospel, bluegrass and
delighting audiences the entire
time. They have just finished
recording a new CD and cas-
sette titled "Angels Gathering
Flowers" which includes
songs written by Tom T. Hall,
Randall Hylton, Wayne Haun,
Larry Petree and other great
writers. Opening for the Lewis
Family will be "Heather Allen
& True Heart." If you want a
good seat for this event, go
early. It likely will be packed
and you just don't want to
miss this family perform.

Democrat Managing Editor

See your agent. Your All-
state Floridian agent will be
able to review your current
policy and suggest additional

local farmers


Despite an atmosphere of change and
uncertainty, overall ag outlook appears bright

Todd Lawrence, general man-
lager for Farmers Cooperative,
Inc., recently attended Southern
States Cooperative's Board
'Leadership Conference in Ma-
con. The meeting was part of a
five-city series in which the co-
:operative's senior management
delivered a comprehensive mes-
*sage to store managers and their
local board chairmen:
S2005 looks to be another good
year for agriculture, and South-
rem States will be a strong factor
in this trend
S"With the U.S. and global
economies charted for moder-
;ate-to-strong growth in 2005,
Consumer food demand should
remain strong. Agricultural ex-
Iports, which in 2004 for the first
time in decades did not exceed
agricultural imports, should be
aided by the dollar's weakening
exchange rates," Dr. Joseph Cof-
fey, a former USDA agricultural
economist, told the assembled
Southern States local leaders.
"Farm sales of-most major
farm commodities-especially
beef, broilers, hogs, dairy, com
and wheat-should remain
strong. Total farm sales are ex-
pected to be 10 percent higher in
0004 than their record-high lev-
els of 2003," he added.
'Coffey noted there are several
uncertainties looming on the
horizon. Along with war, terror-
ism, fluctuating energy prices
and rising interest rates, 2005
will be the first year in decades
without a tobacco program, a re-
sult of tobacco buy-out legisla-
"It will take some time for to-
bacco areas to adjust to this ma-
jor change, but we expect tobac-
co acreages to consolidate on
larger farms and prices to be
lower overall," Coffey notes.
SLikewise, forecasts for beef
cattle depend on the embargo
most countries have levied on
tU.S. exports due to last year's
discovery of a single cow with
mad cow disease. This year's
beef exports were only 15 per-

cent of 2003 levels. Grain prices
may be somewhat weaker, due
to this year's bumper crop, but
the weakening dollar should
help buoy export sales.
With 2004 being the year
Southern States returned to prof-
itability, Thomas R. Scribner,
President .and CEO, says em-
ployees are freed to focus on
customer service. Fiscal 2004
put the co-op back on the profit-
making track with a pre-tax sav-
ings of $3.6 million before a
gain on the cancellation of capi-
tal securities.
Including that gain, overall
earnings were $67.9 million.
The improved results-along
with a general improvement in
the credit markets-gave South-
em States an opportunity to gain
more favorable terms for its re-
volver and term loan financing.
"With our funding in place for
the long-term, our employees
can give total attention to what is
really important--our cus-
tomers," says Scribner. "We are
dedicated to total customer ser-
vice. It's not anything new for
us; excellence in customer ser-
vice has been a hallmark of this
cooperative for many, many
years. But customer service is a
moving target. Maintaining and
building on a customer service
reputation require constant at-
tention. Our number one goal for
this year is to provide customers
what they need, when they need
Celebrating its 81st anniver-
sary this year, Southern States
now has more than 300,000
farmer members. As one of the
nation's largest agricultural co-
operatives, it provides a range of
farm inputs, including fertilizer,
seed, livestock feed and pet
food, animal health supplies and
petroleum products, as well as
other items for the farm and
home. The cooperative has more
than 1,200 retail outlets and had
sales ofjust under $1.3 billion in
its fiscal year ended June 30,


The Orthopaedic Institute at UF&Shands is one of the premier facilities of its kind in the
nation. Not only do we have an outstanding team of top UF orthopaedic physicians. we
are now home to the Human Motion Lab. Here. specialists use a motion capture system
comparable to that used by major animation studios to analyze a patient's gait and more
accurately diagnose orthopaedic problems. The results are more effective treatment
and shorter recovery times. With this kind of leading edge technology. perhaps we
should be the ones saying "Hey. watch this!" the SCIENCE io HOPE

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Little Star."
A child snuck behind the
curtain of a big concert hall
before the event was to begin.
He began to peck away at the
keys in a simple child's tune.
At that moment, the great pi-
ano master made.his entrance,
quickly moved to the piano,
and whispered in the boy's
ear, "Don't quit. "Keep play-
ing." Then, leaning over,
Paderewski reached down
with his left hand and began
filling in a bass part. Soon his
right arm reached around to
the other side of the child, and
he added a running obbligato.
Together, the old master and
the young novice transformed
what could have been a fright-
ening situation into a wonder-
fully creative experience. The
audience was so mesmerized
that they couldn't recall what
else the great master played.
Only the classic, " Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star." Perhaps
that's the way it is with God.
What we can accomplish on
our own is hardly noteworthy.
We try our best, but the results
aren't always graceful flow-
ing music. However, with the
hand of the Master, our life's
work can truly be beautiful.
The next time you set out to
accomplish great feats, listen
carefully. You may hear the
voice ofthe Master, whisper-
ing in your ear, "Don't quit."
"Keep playing." May you feel
His arms around you and
know that His hands are there,
helping you turn your feeble
attempts into .true master-
pieces.Remember, God does-
n't seem to call the equipped,
rather, He equips the
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TAKE OATHS: Suwannee Coun-
ty correctional deputies are pic-
tured shortly after 12 a.m. Jan.
4 taking their oaths to serve as
law enforcement officers under
the direction of new Suwannee
County Sheriff Tony Cameron,
not pictured. Pictured I to r are
Suwannee County Correctional
Deputies Tami Donaldson,
Lowry Dykes, Jail Administra-
tor John Mills, Suwannee
County Correctional Deputies
Midge Allen. and Harry Tucker -
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NEW SHERIFF, NEW CHIEF DEPUTY: Incoming Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron, left, wel-
comes his chief deputy Ron Colvin shortly after midnight Jan. 4 at the Suwannee County Jail. Colvin
will serve as chief deputy at Cameron's discretion. Colvin is a veteran law enforcement officer with
the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office. - Photo: Susan K. lamb

Save Our Suwannee,
Will Spring rains bring more flooding? Rep-
resentatives from the Suwannee River Water
Management District will speak at the Save
Our Suwannee, Inc. January meeting about the
Suwannee River Water Assessment Regional
Network (WARN) Program with an emphasis
on recent hurricanes and flooding. Bring your

Inc. will meet Jan. 11
friends and neighbors. The next general meet-
ing of the membership will be at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Fort White Community
Center on CR 47 just north of Ft. White. The
public is especially invited. The board .will
meet at 6:15 p.m. All are invited. Light refresh-
ments will be served.

The First 2005 GED Test will be given

January 10 & 11 at 4:00 p.m.,

* Monday and Tuesday

* You must attend the registration session
. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Call Lynn Lee at

to sign up for registration.


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a.m. With another group of
employees and then another
group at 9 a.m. By 10 a.m. he
was doing what most sheriffs
do time and time again during
their time in office, standing
by the side of a grieving local
family who lost a loved one as
they laid their loved one to
Cameron's first day as sher-
iff was only just beginning,
but, it is a job he worked hard
to get and says he's grateful to
the voters for and humbled by
their selection of him.
"My door will always be
open, and I'll meet with them
in my office or in their living
room," Cameron said as he re-
iterated a promise he made in
the early days of his campaign
last year. "I'm looking forward
and am honored to have the

opportunity to serve the peo-
ple of Suwannee County as
their sheriff," a humbled
Cameron said late Monday
evening as he prepared to take
over his duties two hours later.
On Tuesday afternoon at 4
p.m., the ceremonial swearing
in toik pl`ce for Cameron and'
all constitutional elected offi-
cers at the Suwannee County
Courthouse where a packed
courtroom of friends, family
and former and current em-
ployees cheered each individ-
ual sworn in. Then the hand-
shakes and hugs began to send
the newly sworn officials on
their way serving as public
Cameron waged a cam-
paign based upon his experi-
ence as a deputy for more
than 13 years, his education,
training of more than 1,300
law enforcement training

hours, his work as dean of
students at Suwannee High
School, high moral standards
and strong Christian beliefs,
accessibility as sheriff, an
open door policy, old fashion
community meetings to hear
concerns as sheriff, military
service and promises to,pro-
vide public safety and ser-
vice to the county's citizens,
declare war on drugs and do
so by leading by example
while being a fiscal conserv-
ative. With a tall order such
as that, Cameron pledged to
be a hands-on sheriff, meet-
ing needs of citizens in all
communities in Suwannee
County. Now, Cameron is
beginning that journey he
fought so long to begin.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan.lamb @gaflnews.com.


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assisted at the scene, along
with FHP.
Witnesses at the scene said
the driver of the truck, An-
drew Footman Jr. of Tallahas-
see, did everything he could to
avoid striking the boy, includ-
ing jamming on the brakes
and leaving skid marks on the
highway in his effort to avoid
the collision. Large areas of
dirt on the side of the. road
Showed deep tire tracks where
f' Footman tried to stop and
ended up with the truck turned
in the opposite direction it

was going when the accident
happened. Footman, 38, was
not injured, but witnesses at
the scene said he was visibly
shaken by the tragedy.
Services were held for
Cody Creech Jan. 4 in Lake
City with interment in
Suwannee County.
FHP Trooper B.R. Taylor
investigated the accident
while FHP Cpl. B. Simmons
investigated the fatality. No
charges have been filed in the
A Suwannee County cor-
rectional deputy, Josh King,
31, died Dec. 22 after a new

ATV he had just bought hit a
culvert while King was riding
with a group of fellow em-
ployees and friends on the
south side of US 90 west,
went airborne and hit a pine
tree. King suffered head in-
juries and died at Shands at
UF a short time later.
Burroughs said his agency
has investigated many
tragedies and near tragedies
involving ATVs.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews.com.


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Council chambers.
Just before the 2005 Leg-
islative session gets under-
way in February, the two
elected officials are interest-
ed in hearing what the public
and, other elected officials
have to say regarding upcom-

ing legislation and local is-
sues in general. All residents
and elected officials are en-
couraged and invited to at-
tend the hearing.
The hearing, which also
give Stansel and Argenziano
the opportunity to brief
everyone on what to expect
from the upcoming session,

is an 'opportunity for you to
see your elected officials in
action, give them a bit of ad-
vice, discuss issues and per-
haps get answers to some
questions you may have.
Keep in mind Stansel and
Argenziano handle state is-
sues, not city matters or fed-
eral issues.


Continued From Page 1A

call for availability of hours.
The number for Live Oak is
362-2708. In Branford call
There is a limited number
of this vaccine that has been
provided by the Vaccine for
Children Program and is

available free of charge. Af-
ter the Vaccine for Children
supply is depleted, the Health
Department has an adequate
supply that will be available
for $12.
The peek season for flu
disease in Florida is Febru-
ary. It is not too late to vac-

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TAKING THE OATH: Suwannee County Deputy Scott Gambel, left,
signs his oath as a deputy sheriff to be notarized by Deputy Mary
Maxwell, right, shortly after midnight Jan. 4 as a new sheriff and
administration took over law enforcement for the county. - Photo:
Susan K. lamb

Every Riday

Good Deed
Write us, in not more than 100 words, about a good deed
that's gone unnoticed.
Send to: Susan K. Lamb, Managing Editor
Suwannee Democrat,
P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
E-mail: nf.editorial@gaflnews.com
Fax: 386-364-5578.
Submissions must include a name and telephone number
for verification and may be published in both print and elec-
tronic editions of the Suwannee Democrat. Photographs are

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SWe meet for the first time in a
new year. I love a new start,
don't you. The mistakes of the
Past are over and hidden by Je-
Ssus' shadow. We face towards
Sthe light in our faith that we are
Created for fellowship with our
Creator. What a great adventure
life can be! The cover story of
Sthe January WHISPER says "A
God of love sees each individual
Sfor the human being he or she is
*and never loses sight of even
one. The baby in the manger is
Sthe beginning of the gift that de-
fines what it .is to be human."
SThe Rev. Cher I Pingel wrote
S that. We celebrated God's gift in
our hometown very thoroughly
and it was wonderful. Families
- gathered.'
Prize winner for number of
1 folks under his roof was Hum-
berto Diaz de Arce. He agrees
that 19 family members coming
to hishome for Christmas and
under his roof for three days is
wonderful and so is the R&R
When they all go: back home.
SMany of us can identify. Hum-
berto has a daughter-in-law who
creates for him a calendar with
all the important dates of family
events like birthdays, anniver-
saries and family parties
planned. The pictures that go
With each month are of the fam-
ily people and their activities. It
is a beautiful tlung, and I would
imagine it is octogenarian Hum-
-berto's best present each year.
Bonnie and George Scott had
all three of their adult children,
f'one son-in-law and two who

may become in-lat% s. Their fam-
ily was shared with Bonnie's
brother's family, which included
Adam Billups who starts this
new year deployed to Iraq.
Prayer please for Adam and all
those who are called to defend
our way of life here. Ourjob is to
keep our hometown ways appre-
ciated and worth fighting for in
this new year and to cover them
prayerfully continuously. And to
pray for our enemies. Some of
Bonnie and George's company
boughtt some of those bad
northern germs, though, and
these first few days of R&R are
focused on an effort not to share
them with her mom and dad who
live next door. Bonnie is on self-
imposed quarantine. New Year's
weekend saw George Scott. in'
the fresh: air 24-hours-a-day
camping out doing another Ci1il
War re-enactment event.
The Wilson family ingather-
ing took place between Christ-
mas adN eand N Y was at
nearby Bienville Plantation in
Hamilton County. Kids, grands
and one great-grand came from
New York state, Georgia, Texas,
Florida, and New Mexico for a
three day-er It was swell e\en
though there was an emergency
trip to the hospital for 52-year-
old Margie. One heart catheteri-
zation later and $1,700 lighter,
we focus on the blessing of three
extra days visit and her ability to
fly back to New York today.
Jack Wilson, Linda Young,
Paul Gettinger and Betty
Schmidt, along with volunteers

SMS Media Specialist Anita

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Grants Management Terri Garrett and Anita Mapp, who was honored by North East Florida Educational
Consortium (NEFEC) as the Middle School Media Specialist of the Year. - Prhoo submtio

SSuwannee Middle School
Media Specialist Anita Mapp
was recently recognized by the
.North East Florida Educational
-,Consortium (NEFEC) as the
Middle School Media Specialist
,of the Year. Mapp was honored
for her work at the second Me-
'dia Specialist Show\case held in
5Lake Butler on:Dec. 10.
The Media Specialist Show-
case'is a professional develop-
'.ment opportunity designed to
Sspecitically meet the needs of
Media Specialists in elementary,
,middle and high school.
Sessions that were offered in-
cluded: Exploring the role of the
SMedia Specialist in relatiorito
the Sunshine State Standards,
Supporting Teachers in the use
"of Technology, Utilizing Library
Resources to Maximize Reading
SInstruction, Motivating. Older
.Readers, and Supporting Other
CortentAreas through your Me-
dia Center. Mapp was nominat-
ed for the award by Media Clerk
Jody Musgrove and Suwannee
SMiddleTeacher Marcia Norris.
- "Anita does a great job in pro-
-moting our reading program by
coordinating contests and
events. She often buys stuffed
animals and other things to
award as prizes for the various
.events. Anita also provides
many leading opportunities in'
,the library by offering "how to"
.classes on research papers, sci-
-,ence projects, writing essays and
poetry," Musgrove said. "Ani-
ta's encouragement of teachers
and students really boosts the
positive vibe for reading at our

school. Everything she does is
above and beyond," said Norris..
NEFEC also recognized an
elementary and high school me-
dia specialist of the year at the
showcase. Over 70 media spe-
cialist from throughout North
Florida attended the event.
.NEFEC is a regional, non-
profit, educational service
agency established to provide
cooperative services to member
school districts. The mission of
the Consortium is to.help mem-
ber districts cooperatively meet

their educational goals and ob-
jectives by providing programs
and services that individual dis-
tricts would not be able to pro-
vide as effectively or as eco-
nomically when acting alone.
Member districts of the Consor-
tiumi include Baker, Bradford,
Columbia. ,Dixie, ,Flagler,
Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Nas-
sau, Putnam, Suwannee ,and
Union Counties as well as Flori-
da School for the Deaf and the
Blind and P.K. Yonge Develop-
mental Research School.

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from Live Oak and Lake City,
are AARP Tax Aide volunteers
gearing up for the tax season.
They attended a three-day semi-
nar in Tallahassee before Christ-
mas and have done a lot of indi-
vidual studying. This week eight
IRS computers get tax programs
installed. Jack's office here in the
woods turns into a computer
school to get AARP Tax Aide
volunteers skilled in e-filing. In
,'early February they pack up their
smarts and their computers to be
at the library in Live Oak and
also at the Community Presby-
/ terian Church to help low in-
come and seniors citizens and
any others whose taxes are rela-
tively simple to figure. In Lake.
City the\ are at Southside Recre-
atior Center.
Watch for your Wellborn
Whisper this week. Billy
Maxwell, our County Commis-
sioner, tells his plans on his
watch now that he is chairman of
the commission mostly reflect-
ing his concern that our growth
and development in Wellborn be
order) and according to read-
justed land development rules.
Bill Walters )introduces the
newest firefighter, Josh Sullivan.
You are invited to come help
prepare the hometown newslet-
ter for mailing. Meet at the
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall on CR 137 at 9:30 a.m. on
Wednesday Jan. 5. It is ecumeni-
cal fun and a really pleasant tune
of gemng acquainted with fel-
low members in the local Body
of Christ. My.wish for 2005 is
that our pastors of the 12 church-
es, in Wellborn will find out what
:a good thing it is to meet togeth-
er once a month. John 17 (that
they be, one) comes to mind'
whenever we ignore denomina-
tional barriers. .
. The Wellborn Community
Association (WCA) Blueberry
Breakfast will be held ;at the
WCA building this Saturday,
Jan. 8. Enjoy!

Mapp honored

If you enjoy w working with
children and have an hour or
two to donate each week,
Suwannee Primary School
needs you!
Tutors - School personnel
:will .train you for this posi-
tion. Each child requires 15
minutes of tutoring per
day. Contact Carol Yanioussi
at 386-364-2650.
Cafeteria Buddys - Be a
friend to little ones as they

eat their lunch. Hand out
stickers for good behavior,
help them open their ketchup
packets, etc. Contact Betty
Ann Sumner at 386-364-
:.'Readers - For Books on
Tape program. Contact Carol
Yanoussi at 386-364-2650.
**Urgent Need!! Class-
room Helpers - Come on a
scheduled basisl..one hour
per day, one hour per week,

or even all day every
day! Contact Barbara Barker
at 386-362-9089.
Emergency Chaperones -
Fill in when a.. parent be-
comes ill or has to work and
can't chaperone a field
trip. Contact Barbara Barker
at 386-362-9089.:. -.
Library - Shel\e ,books
and/or help children select
books. Contact Barbara
Barker at 386-362-9089.

Live Oak Senior Citizens schedule tours

Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted: tours to:
Gaither Homecoming Con-
cert, Jan. 22, 2005; The
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit.
The Festival of Flowers and
a river boat cruise. Mobile,

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Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean. May ,15-22,'
2005; and a San Antonio
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* Network Support Services
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Family & Consumer Science Programs'
* Early Childhood Education

trip. The group meets the
first Monday, 10:30 a.m.,
Extension Building II,
Agriculture Center. Visitors
welcome. For more info,
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* Basic X-Ray Machine Operator
* Patient Care Technician,
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*Practical Nursing
Industrial Programs
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and Refinishing
* Automotive Service Technology
* Brick and Block Masonry
* Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts
* Building Construction Technology

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LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES 38 LPNS: The Lake City Community College Practi-
cal Nursing program graduated 38 students Dec. 10 in the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center. The
program runs for 11 1/2 months (January - December) and at the end of the program students have
completed all course requirements to take the state board licensure exam (NCLEX-PN). Pictured are
graduates:Back row: Left to right: Catrina Edwards (Union), Michelle Pearson (Lafayatte), Alecksan-
dra Pantoja (Gilchrist), Jessica Higginbotham (Baker), Rebecca Pride (Alachua), Cathy Passberger
(Columbia), Diane Clark (Nassau), Kelly Harry'(Columbia), Christin Brannen (Union),;Christina
Raulerson (Union), Chasity Wood (Union), Allison Dicks (Columbia), Patricia Mackey (Columbia).
Middle row: Thomas Parrish (Columbia), Lisa Norman (Baker), Alicia Raulerson (Suwannee), Glo-
ria Banks (Bradford), Pamela Pittman (Baker), Tallie Culpepper (Columbia), Crystal Stephens
(Gilchrist), Ashley Philmon '(Dixie), Mindy Creamer (Union), Kimberly Sikes (Dixie), Leslie Greene
(Columbia), Donna Teasley (Clay). Front row: LaKendra Filer (Alachua), Lisa Robertson (Taylor), Leda
Holloway (Baker), Jennifer Walker (Lafayette), Gerri Jefferson (Columbia), Cissy Lanier-Smith (Bak-
er), Lisa Hall (Alachua), Jill Crawford (Bradlord), Bridget Frampton (Hamilton), Yalori Coker (Colum-
bia). Natasha Odom (Union), Oiuan Rossin (Columbia), Tina Brown (Baker). -Photo: Submitted

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Wrestling opens at home tonight! u m
Suwannee High's wrestling team opens at home tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 5 against
Godby. Come out and watch Suwannee's state wrestling champ Preston Hart in Se t
his effort to slam an undefeated year. This year is sure to be a good one for Section B
the wrestling Dogs. Support the tradition of strong Suwannee High Wednesday, January 5, 2005
wrestling. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. Go Dogs! Wednesday, January ,

Haliegh Bates,
Miss Florida
Rodeo USA

Jackpot Barrel
Race on Jan. 7
Haliegh Bates, Miss Florida
Rodeo USA 2004-2005 Bene-
fit Jackpot Barrel Race on Fri-
day, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Bob
Holmes Rodeo Arena at the
Coliseum Complex in Live
Oak. $500 added money! $30
entry fee, $4 exhibition and a
75 percent payback. NBHA
rules apply. Exhibition from 5-
6:45 p.m., show begins 'at 7
p.m. NOTE: Added Money.
75-100 riders = $500 and 4D
payout; under 75 riders = $250
and 3D payout. Barrel racers
are asked to participate in the
fund-raiser to help send her to
Oklahoma to compete in the
Miss Rodeo USA Pageant tor
the IRPA Rodeo. For more
info, call Sandy Merritt at 386-
590-0662, Rita Bates at 386-
752-9148 or Darrel Summers
at 386-935-0447.

FWC announces

top striper and

hybrid bass

Bass anglers don't have to
hang up their fishing rods for the
winter just because Flonda's
legendary largemouths pretty
much come down with lock law
when the weather gets too cool
Fall and winter months offer the
best striped bass and hybrid bass
fishing here in the state that bills
itself as the Fishing Capital of
the World.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has some tips for anglers
who would like to go after these
monster fish that scientists call
"morones" - (because of their
scientific family name, "Mo-
"In Florida, morones keep to
freshwater;" said FWC fisheries
biologist Rick Long. "Atlantic
and Gulf saltwaters are too
warm for them."
Striped bass - stripers for

Dwain Mobley named NFTW officer of the year

Florida Fish and
Wildife Conserva-
tion Commission
(FWC) Officer
Dwain Mobley was
recently selected as

The dedication he shows in protecting w
educating hunters about ethics makes him

example of

Florida's National Wild Turkey Fed-
eration (NTWF) Officer of the Year.
Mobley will now be in the running
for the National NWTF Officer of the.
Year. He will compete against 49 oth-
er state wildlife officers for the title
when he travels to Nashville in Feb-
"I'm pleased to see Dwain be
named as the Florida NWTF Officer
of the Year," said Capt. Roy Brown,

a conservation officer.
Capt. Roy Brown

area supervisor. "The dedication he
shows in protecting wild turkeys and
educating hunters about ethics makes
him an outstanding example ofa con-
servation officer. Dwain has a deep
and sincere concern for the natural
resources of the state of Florida."
Mobley began his career in 1995
with the former Game and Freshwa-
ter Fish Commission, where he was
assigned to Collier County. It didn't

rild turkeys and take long for
an outstanding Mobley to gain
a reputation
with hunters,
and co-work-
ers as an excellent commission offi-
cer with a passion for apprehending
those who abused laws protecting
wild turkey. In 1998, the officer
transferred to north Florida and made
his home in Suwannee County.
Mobley is an avid turkey, hunter
and loves to talk turkey with anyone
that will listen. He is an accom-
plished caller and a successful

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FRANK SNEAD JR. WINS THE BIG ONE: Frank Snead, Jr. Holds his plaque, for winning the Jacksonville Jaguars team championship Punt Pass and Kick during half-time at
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Frank Snead Jr. wins the

Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter
Frank Snead Jr. has done what no oth-
er Live Oak junior football player has
done before. Snead took his second trip
to the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Nation-
al Team Championships in December, a
tremendous accomplishment in itself.

And this year, Snead won the national
team championship in the 12 and 13-
year old division.
Accompanied by many family mem-
bers and his father Frank Snead, Sr.,
.'"Little Frank," as everyone calls him,
competed during half-time at the
Jaguars/Chicago Bears football game.
This year Little Frank took home the
winners' plaque and all the glory that

went with it.
When Snead qualified for the nation-
al competition, he fluffed his place kick
and won by only a few feet. Snead and
his dad worked hard on that kick and the
extra work paid off.
"I stretched out a 200 foot tape and
Little Frank practiced off the tee,"
Snead Sr. said.
Frank Snead, Jr. has a powerful leg

big one
and a great passing arm. To qualify for
the national Punt, Pass and Kick compe-
tition, Snead had to win the local and the
regional edition, both of which were
held here in Suwannee County at Lang-
ford Stadium.
Snead won the regional with a total of
260'9" and increased this total by over



Suwannee basketball competes over the holiday


Soccer starts Janet Schrader-Seccafico

new year at
home against
Suwannee, High women'
soccer takes on Hamilton at
home Thursday, Jan. 6. The JV
hit the field at 5 p.m. and the
lady Dogs kick off at 7 p.m.
Come out and support this
growing Suwannee sport Go
Lady Dogs!-

Lady Bulldog


Friday night
The Lady Dogs take on
Florida High Friday, Jan. 7 in
the Dog House. Game time is
7:30 p.m. Come out and show
your support for the Lady Dog
basketball team.

Democrat Reporter
During the holiday break,
the Bulldog basketball team
traveled to Lowndes County,
Ga. to play in a tournament.
There n ere eight schools from
Alabama, Georgia and Florida
at the tournament. Suwannee
placed sixth overall.
The Dogs drew Lowndes
County for their first game.
Lowndes is a 5-A school. Ac-
cording to Coach Chris
Martello, they had a pair of
twin towers 6'8" that were
hard to beat. One of the towers
has already signed with Vir-
ginia State. The Dogs fought
hard but lost 58-83. The loss
dropped Suwannee into the
loser's bracket. The Bulldogs
played Celebration out of Cen-
tral Florida next and won 62-
60. Martello said they were
tied, Mario Hawthorne went
up for a three point goal,
missed and Philip Clark got
the rebound and stuffed it for
two and the win 62-60.
The win put the Dogs in the
consolation championship
game. Suwannee lost that one

to Echols County out of Geor-
gia 34-48. Suwannee placed
sixth out of the eight schools.
There were other contests at
the tournament. Mario
Hawthorne, Quaramos Ross
and Regeal Jelks were three of
five finalists in the three-point
contest, The winner was from
Lowndes: He made 18 three-
pointers in one minute.
Quaramos Ross entered the
dunking contest but did not
Martello, Phillip Petway
and Jimmy, Cherry, Suwan-
nee's basketball coaches con-
ferred and decided Nate Her-
ring was the most valuable
player at the tournament for
Suwannee. he was also the
most reliable.
Lowndes played for the
championship of the tourna-
ment against Lee out ofAlaba-
ma. Lee was the eventual win-
ner by 12 points.
Suwannee heads to .East
Gadsden, Thursday, Jan. 6 to
play an important district
game. Currently, the Dogs are
4-6 for the season and 2-3 in
the district. The Dogs are un-


#4 Nathan Herring did an outstanding job for Suwannee in the Lowndes Tournament over the holidays.
- Photo: Paul Buchanan

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bait, well really ... most any- Sa
thing you put down there. Davi
Here's some folks who went four
and had some great fun at and
This past week's warming Keaton Beach over the holiday while
trend has improved the flats weekend! unde
fishing considerably from last Rachel and H.G Walker of water
week. Water temps as high as Albany, Ga. had two nice reds had
62 degrees were recorded Sat- and eight trout all just under a 22.
urday. 20-inches long. The Walkers der C
Most folks who were suc- were fishing with live shrimp Bi
cessful fished live shrimp un- under Cajun Thunders in 2.5 Flori
der Cajun Thunders in 2-4 feet ft. of water Friday. Saturday trout
of water while a few fished this Albany couple landed nine poun
MirrOlure Catch 2000's in 3-4 trout and two reds which were vorit
feet to land trout and reds. 21-inches long. They saw no "Slap
Grouper were eager to reason to change what was from
please as most folks who went working and fished live You
got a limit on dead bait, live shrimp under Cajuns again! young

Beach Fishing Report

turday, Herb and Sherry
s of Keaton Beach had
trout, one six-pounder,
a seven-pound redfish
e fishing with live shrimp
r Cajuns in 2-3 feet of
r. Sunday, the Davises
nine trout and Sherry had
5-inch red. Same bait, un-
11 Basta of Newberry,
da caught a 5.75 pound
Friday and a four
.d one Saturday on his fa-
e lure (a gold Bill Lewis
stickk) while wading
the comer at the "beach."
will recall this is the
g man who caught the

FWC Weekly Report

Dec. 26, Officer Randall
Brooks cited a Columbia
County man for possession of
dogs in the still hunt portion
of the Osceola Wildlife Man-
agement Area (WMA). Dogs
are prohibited in the still hunt
portion of the WMA. .
Officer Bryan Humphries
observed an individual place
a firearm out of the passenger
side window of a vehicle on
SR 349 in Lafayette County.
The individual told

Humphries that he was "look-
ing" at a deer with a loaded
rifle. He was charged with
hunting from a roadway and
no valid hunting license.
Officer Matt Tyre respond-
ed to a hunter trespass inci-
dent in southeast Suwannee
County. The landowner pro-
vided Tyre with a vehicle de-
scription and registration
number that was involved in
an incident where an individ-
ual was dropped off to hunt
on the complainant's proper-

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Crestview 77 60 pt sunny Orlando 80 60 mst sunny
Daytona Beach 77 56 mst sunny Panama City 74 59 pt sunny
Fort Lauderdale 79 68 mst sunny Pensacola 71 59 pt sunny
Fort Myers 81 60 mst sunny Plant City . 80 57 mst sunny
Gainesville 78 51 ptsunny Pompano Beach 79 68 mst sunny
Hollywood 80 65 mstsunny Port Charlotte; . 81 58 mst sunny
Jacksonville 77 58 pt sunny Saint Augustine 74 55 pt sunny'
Key West 79 69 mst sunny Saint Petersburg 76 61 sunny,
Lady Lake 79 53 mstsunny Sarasota 78 57 sunny
Lake City 76 52 pt.sunny Tallahassee 75 53 pt sunny
Madison 78 56 pt sunny Tampa 79 58 sunny
Melbourne 78 59 pt sunny Titusville 79 58 mst sunny
Miami 79 68 mst sunny Venice 80 59 sunny
N Smyrna Beach 78 58 mst sunny W Palm Beach 79 64 mst sunny

National Cities
Atlanta 70 54 ptsunny Minneapolis 13 3 cloudy
Boston 34 24 sn shower New York 42 31 frz rain
Chicago 32 25 mixed Phoenix 58 41 pt sunny
Dallas 67 31 rain San Francisco 55 47 rain
Denver 19 13 snow Seattle 42 29 sunny
Houston 76 47 t-storm St. Louis 44 26 rain
Los Angeles 59 46 pt sunny Washington, DC 52 42 rain
Miami 79 68 mst sunny

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@2003 American Profile Hometown Content Service

ty. A Columbia County
Deputy Sheriff assisted Tyre
in locating the individuals in
the Fort White area and the
two juveniles were inter-
viewed at the Fort White Sub-
Station. The two admitted to
shooting from the roadway at
a deer, then going on private
property to find the deer. One
individual was charged with
possession of a firearm by a
minor, hunting from the road-
way, and trespass by projec-
tile. The other person was
charged with possession of a
firearm by a minor. Both sub-
jects were released to their

trout over eight pounds last
spring wading from Keaton's
Captain Edward Thomas, of
TGIF charters had Lester.and
Michael Thomas (kin?) of
Live Oak out for their limit of
trout in 5-6 feet of water using
Keith Watson, Brett
Rodgers, and Greg Denley of
Valdosta, Ga. had 12 trout
Thursday, using MirrOlure's
Catch 2000's in several colors,
while fishing in 2-3 feet of wa-
Alan Smith and I had three
nice trout in three hours, from
3.5 feet of water Sunday, fish-
ing with Catch 2000's in the
808 color pattern.
Offshore Jimmy Kennedy
(Someday Charters) and Brad
Kennedy had eight grouper
with "five over fifteen

pounds" using Sardines and
squid, in 61 feet of water, Sat-
Richard and Andy Nolin, of
Lake City with Jerry Israel of
Valdosta, Ga. had their limit of
grouper with 10 over 15
pounds! Gosh boys, you need
to get us some pictures of that
fine of a box of fish! The No-
lin boat trolled Mann's Stretch
Thirty plus plugs and fished
with frozen Spanish Sardines;
to bring in their fine haul of:
grouper Saturday!
Kit, Keith, Michelle, Ty and
Cole Wilkes, with Gary Jenk-
ins, all from Moultrie, Ga. had
three great days on the water
offshore at Keaton Beach and
brought back 20 grouper using
dead bait in 48 feet of water.
Captain Richard Carrr on
board "Renegade" with Ken
Carr and David Jenkins of

Antler scoring in I

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Wildlife
Reserve Officers will be
scoring deer antlers at Mil-
ton's Country Store Jan. 15
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
store is located at 12049 N.
U.S. 441 in Lake City.
Hunters who have taken a
buck can' have the antlers
scored to compare with other

Florida deer taken in previ-
ous seasons. The deer must
have been taken in Florida by
fair chase methods.
Antlers scoring 100 points
or more qualify for the Flori-
da Buck Registry and the
owner will receive a certifi-
cate suitable for framing.
The Florida Buck Registry
was established in 1982 to
provide hunters with a record

Fayettville, Ga. had a limit of
grouper in two hours, Thurs-
day, from 60 feet of water.
Joel and Tracie-Singletary of
Keaton Beach Marina went
with Cathy and Tim McGregor
and brought in three grouper,
from 30 feet of water while us-
ing "dead bait" Thursday.
Sam and Sandy Register
took Frank and Chelsa
Woodall plus Charlie Dilks:
out and caught a box full of
Black Sea Bass and Pink:
Mouth Grunts, and had two
nice gag grouper as well, Fri-:
day. They fished, yep, in 45
feet of water, with Spanish
Jerry and Karen Combs with
Josh O'Carroll and Victor.
Buehler of Bellview had 150.
BIG Black Sea Bass from 45
feet of water, on squid ... of;

_ake City

of the number and quality of
white-tailed deer taken in
Florida and to afford recogni-
tion to Florida hunters. The
minimum antler score neces-
sary to qualify is 100 Boone
and Crockett inches for typi-
cal antlers and .125 for non-
typical antlers.
For additional information,
call Coby at Milton's Coun-
try Store at 386-755-6975.


Continued From Page 1B

short - can get enormous. The
state record is a 42.25 pounder,
bagged in the Apalachicola Riv-
er in 1993. Anglers catch
stripers on heavy bait-casting or
open-faced spinning tackle with
12- to 25-pound test line. For
big stripers, live shad or small
eels are the best baits. For
smaller stripers, yellow or white
1/8- to 1 a-ounce jigs are good
baits, and so are plastic twitch
baits and poppers for surface
fishing and also spoons.
Sunshine bass - a hybrid
product of artificially crossing a
female white bass with a male
striper - also are among the
heavyweight morones in Flori-
da's waters. The FWC stocks a
million of them in fish manage-
ment areas and other public wa-
ters every year. So far, the state
record is 16.31 pounds. That
one came out of Lake Seminole
in 1985. Sunshine anglers use
lighter gear than striper fisher-
men and many of them favor
lures that resemble shad. Other
popular baits include live min-
nows, live or dead shrimp and
chicken liver, fished on the bot-
"White bass are smaller, but
they are scrappy fighters on
light tackle," Long said.
"They'll hit flies, spinners,
small plugs or minnows."
The state record white bass is
4.69 pounds, and it came out of
(where else but?) the
Apalachicola River in 1982.
FWC fisheries biologist said
the most productive morone
fishing in Florida in 2005 will
1. The Apalachicola
River/Lake Seminole - This is
the home 'of all three state
record morones. In the lake,
stripers and sunshine bass con-

gregate along the old river
channels and near the dam in
fall and winter. They migrate
up Georgia's rivers in the
spring. In the river, stripes and
sunshine bass range from the
dam to the coast during fall and
winter around pilings, deep
channels and drop-offs. Larger
ones hang around the dam in
the spring. They go after buck-
tail jigs and crankbaits. White
bass feed in schools, and they.
like live crayfish and freshW!at '
shrimp. '
2. Lake Talquin/Ochlockonee
River - This system produces
lots of 10- to 20-pound stripers
yhat take to live shad, jigs and
spoons. White bass, rebound-
ing from recent drought, histor-
ically approach state record
size. They are all over the place
in the fall and winter and mi-
grate to the dam in the spring.
3. St. Johns River - The
FWC doesn't stock the river
with sunshine bass anymore,
but it still has a few. Strikers are
a different story with 8- to 12-
pound fish showing up regular-
ly. Striped bass move through-
out the river in fall and winter.
The best spots to catch them are
around jetties, the bombing
ranges in Lake George, the low-
er Oklawaha River, Buffalo
Bluff, Shands Bridge, Buckman
and other bridges in Jack-
sonville. The big stripers con-
gregate in cool-water creeks in
the summer. Live shad and
shiners, jigs and shad-imitating
crankbaits are the baits to use in
this river.
4. Blackwater/Yellow rivers
- In this northwest Florida area,
the FWC stocks these waters
with stripers every year. The
best fishing is in the upper
Blackwater Bay, near the river
mouths in the fall and winter
and upstream in the summer.


Continued From Page 1B

20 feet at the national, winning
in Jacksonville with a total- of
Snead's best event is. the
pass. He nailed a 137-footer at
the regional that was dead-on
target and hit a 115'6" pass at
the national. His place kick at
the regional was a dismal
38'3". At the national he hit
101'.11". Snead had a booming
punt at the regional of 84'7"
and punted for 67' at the na-
Snead attends Suwannee
Middle School where he was
the starting quarterback as a
seventh-grader for the
Bullpups. Snead was the start-
ing quarterback for two years
as a Pee Wee PAL football

player and for two years as a
Junior PAL Bulldog. He is a B
honor-roll student with a 3.4
GPA, who enjoys the drum-
line and plays drums for his
church, Triumph the Church
and Kingdom of God in Christ.
His goal is to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida and play for
the Jacksonville Jaguars. This
year, Snead returned from the
national competition with a
football signed by every
Snead plans to enter the
competition again next year.
He is an all-around athlete and
is now playing point guard for
the Bullpups basketball team.
Janet Schrader may be
reached by calling 1/386/362-
1734 ext. 134 or by e-mail at

Sometimes, the best time to go
is at night. Be prepared to bag
10-, 20- or even 30-poundi
striped bass. Use live mullet,
menhaden or shrimp for bait.
Shad-imitating lures also work.
5. Choctawhatchee River -
The FWC stocks this river with
stripers and sunshine bass. The
main fishery is between SR 20
and Choctawhatchee Bay in
Walton and Washington coun-
ties during fall and winter. The
bit to' use are live finger mul-,
let6'fid and rrinhaden. During
cold weather, anglers use shad-
imitating lures to bag fish from
surface-feeding schools. During
summertime, the fish seek out
cool-water tributaries.
6. Escambia River - The
FWC has begun stocking this
river annually, alternating
striped bass and sunshine bass.
Anglers catch both species in
the lower 10 miles of the river
during fall and winter. The fish
migrate up-river in the spring.
Dawn and dusk are prime times
for striper fishing, especially on
a falling tide. In the lower tidal
part of the river, points of land
extending into the river are good
fishing spots. The best baits on
this river' are live mullet and
menhaden, shad- or mullet-imi-
tating lures, live shrimp and
twister-tail type jigs.
7. St. Marys River,,- Striped
bass are the most popular sport
fish in the St. Marys River and
connected waterways. The
FWC stocks the St. Marys with
stripers, but it also gets some mi-
grating fish from the St. Johns
River. Stripers tend to spend the
winter in the lower river and
move north above U.S. 17 in the
spring. On the St. Marys, an-
glers bag stripers between 1-95
and the town of St. Marys near
the mouths of the larger tribu-
taries, along deep banks and
around the 1-95 Bridge Pilings.
On the Nassau River, which is
connected to the St. Marys,
striped bass hang around the
confluence with Thomas Creek
to below U.S. 17 around Pear-
son Island. In the summer,
stripers congregate in tributaries__
with cool-water -discharge.
Trolling along or casting to

steep banks with jigs or shad-'
imitating lures is the way to go
on this river. Live shrimp work
8. Eagle Lake - This is a 200-
acre reclaimed phosphate pit in
Hamilton County. It's a fish
management area that the FWC
stocks with 50-100 sunshine
bass per acre annually. The
lake's abundance of shad nur-
tures sunshine bass to 6 or 7
pounds in two years. Fall and
winter are the best times to go.
Rapidly retrieved crankbaits
fisherc deep and suspending'
shad imitators work well on this
9. Edward Medard Lake -
The FWC stocks 100 sunshine
bass per acre annually in this
700-acre reclaimed phosphate
pit in Hillsborough County.
Most of the fish anglers catch in
this lake are 1 or 2 pounds, but'
some 2-year-old fish tip the
scales at 6 pounds. Fall and
winter are the times for fishing
in Edward Medard Lake, and
the best techniques are drifting
in open water with live min-
nows or bottom-fishing with
dead shrimp or chicken liver.
Trolling with deep-diving
crankbaits also is effective in
finding sunshine bass schools
that often congregate along
drop-offs. The lake has a nice
fishing pier with good fishing.
10. Lake Osborne - Lake Os-
_bore (356 acres) and Lake Ida
(159) acres, are the largest water
bodies in the Osborne Chain of
Lakes in Palm Beach County.
The FWC stocks Lake Osborne
with -28 sunshine bass per acre
annually. Most of the fish find
their way to the dinner table by
the time they reach 1 pound, but
some of them make it to 3
pounds. The lake has plenty of
shad that provide a source of
food for the bass and a source of
bait for anglers. Fishing is best
in winter and spring months,
and the baits to use are live min-
nows and chicken liver, fished
on the bottom near the Sixth Av-
enue Bridge and in deep holes
throughout the lake. Bank fish-'
-ermen catch lots of sunshines
here at the southern limit ofthe--
species' range.


Continued From Page 1B

defeated at home.
"The district is wide open,"
Martello said. "We need to be
first, second or third going
into the district tournament."
East Gadsden is the current
district leader. Suwannee up-
set them in the Dog House
Dec. 17 taking the win by a
narrow margin of four points.
"We need to stay undefeat-

ed at home to place well in the'
district," Martello said.
Look for more Dog basket-
ball ati home on Jan. 11 when'
the Dcgs take on Baker Coun-
ty. Game time is 7:30 p.m.'
Come out help these Dogs
win at home. Go Dogs!
Janet Schrader may be
reached by calling 1/386/362-
1734 ext. 134 or by e-mail at



CrA/-r P OR


Bronson urges closer consideration of recluse spider bite diagnosis

Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
today voiced concern over in-
formation released recently
that reflects discrepancies be-
tween the high number of re-
ported recluse spider bites and
the low number of recluse spi-
ders found in the state. The
Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
vices is urging the medical
community and the public to
consider that wounds or al-
leged recluse spider bites may
be caused by something other
than recluse spiders, such as
another type of insect bite or
an infection.
The information can be
found in an article published
recently in the Journal of Med-
ical Entomological, "Reports
of Envenomation by Brown
Recluse Spiders (Aranaea:
Sicariidae) Outnumber Verifi-
cations of Loxosceles Spiders
in Florida," by Richard S. Vet-
ter, G.B. Edwards and Louis F.
James: It compares Florida
Poison Information Center
Network (FPICN) database re-
ports of brown recluse spider

bites in the state made by med-
ical personnel over a six-year
period to the verified number
of Loxosceles (recluse) spi-
ders found in Florida over a
100-year period.
The data shows that from
1997 to 2002, medical person-
nel diagnosed 124 brown
recluse spider bites in 31 of
Florida's 67 counties, whereas
during the same six-year peri-
od, there were just five con-
firmed recluse spider finds in
the entire state. The article
also points out that during that
time period an additional 720
alleged recluse spider bites
were reported, although most
of those cases did not seek
medical attention.
In contrast, during the last
100 years, only 11 recluse
finds (about 70 spiders total,
40 of which' were in one
home) have been confirmed in
10 Florida counties.
Recluse finds are recorded
through surveys conducted by
Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
vices (FDACS) entomologists
and other entomological ex-

perts, and by specimens sub-
mitted by the public for analy-
"Scientific data does not
support widespread popula-
tions of brown recluse spiders
in Florida that the number of
bite reports would imply,"
stated Dr. G.B. Edwards,
FDACS taxonomic entomolo-
gist and renowned spider ex-
pert, "The data in this article
will provide better informa-
tion for medical personnel in
their treatment of necrotic (lo-
calized death of living tissue)
skin lesions," Edwards said.
"Necrotic wounds of unknown
origin should be reported as
idiopathicc (unknown cause)
necrotic ulcer' rather than
brown recluse bite."
Medical personnel should
consider other likely causes
before diagnosing and treating
a necrotic wound such as a
brown recluse bite, and the
public should be made aware
that there is a very small pop-
ulation of brown recluse spi-
ders in Florida. Florida is out-
side the natural range of the
brown recluse spider, except

Lamb referendum dates set

The voting period for the
lamb referendum will begin
Jan. 31, 2005 and end on Feb.
28, 2005, according to the no-
tice published in the Dec. 27,
2004, Federal Register.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture's (USDA) Agri-
cultural Marketing Service
(AMS) also announced the fi-
nal referendum rules under
the Lamb Promotion, Re-
search and Information Or-
der, more commonly known
as the American Lamb Board
or Lamb Checkoff Program.
"We are pleased that the
voting period has been sched-
uled. The effort that countless
individuals and USDA have
generated to get to this point
is incredible." said Spenc.e
Rule. Chairman of the Ameri-
can Lamb Board.
The referendum will be
conducted at USDA's county
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
offices. To be eligible to par-
ticipate, you must provide
documentation, such as a
sales receipt, that shows that
you were engaged in the pro-
duction, feeding or slaughter-
ing of lambs during the peri-
od of Jan. 1, 2004, through
Dec. 31, 2004.
The Lamb Checkoff Pro-
gram is authorized by the
Commodity Promotion, Re-
search and Information Act of
1996. This program provides
for assessments on the sale of
lamb and lamb products and
,for an industry board to carry
out promotion, research and
information programs de-
signed to increase the demand
for lamb and lamb
products. For the program to
continue, it must be approved
by a majority of voters who
also represent a majority of
the volume voting in the ref-
The Referendum Final
Rules, the Notice of Opportu-
nity to Participate or a sample
copy of the ballot (LS-86) are
a v a i 1 a b 1 e
at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/
Isg/mpb/rp-lamb.htm. For
more information about the
referendum, please contact
Kenneth R. Payne, Chief,
Marketing Programs Branch,
Livestock and Seed Program,
202/720.1115, or by e-mail at
Kenneth.Payne@usda.gov. O
r you may contact Linda
at 202-690-8034, or by e-mail
at Linda.Cronin@usda.gov.
For more information about
the American Lamb board
contact Bo Donegan at 303-
217-7045, or by e-mail at
An electronic version of
this document and the attach-
ment can be obtained at:
Referendum Q & A from
the American Lamb Board...
Your Checkoff. Your Vote.
Sheep producers, feeders

and first handlers will decide
whether to continue the Lamb
Promotion, Research, and In-
formation Order, more com-
monly known as the Ameri-
can Lamb Checkoff Program.
The four week voting period
will begin on Jan. 31, 2005
and end on Feb. 28, 2005.
The referendum will be con-
ducted at local county USDA
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
.offices. You can determine
the location of your county
FSA office by contacting the
State FSA office, or through
an on-line search of FSA's
web site at
Ballots (Form LS-86) may
be requested in person, by fax
or b> mail. during tie \qling,
period, from the county FSA
offices and via the Internet at
p-lamb.htm. Ballots must be
returned in-person, by fax or
by mail, to the appropriate lo-
cal county FSA offices. Your
vote is considered valid only
when your completed and
signed ballot, Form LS-86,
accompanied by supporting;
documentation demonstrating
your eligibility, is returned to
the appropriate FSA office
prior to the close of the work
day on the final day of the
voting period.
Under the Lamb Checkoff
Program, the term "lamb" is
defined as "any ovine animal
of any age, including ewes
,and rams."
The final referendum rules
were' issued by USDA on
Dec. 27, 2004. For more in-
formation on the referendum
procedures, please refer to the
following USDA web site:
www. ams.usda.gov/lsg/mpb/r
The following are some
common questions and an-
swers about the referendum
and the Lamb Checkoff Pro-
Why are we having this ref-
The Order provides that a
referendum be conducted
within three years after the
program is launched to deter-
mine if the Lamb Checkoff
Program should continue.
The "delayed" referendum is
designed to allow contribu-
tors to see programs funded
with contributors' assess-
ments and determine if the
checkoff is working for them.
For the program to continue,
it must be approved by a ma-
jority of those persons voting
who also represent a majority
of the volume of lamb pro-
duced, fed or slaughtered.
Both, the number of persons
voting and the volume of
lambs voted, must be a ma-
jority in favor of the Lamb
Checkoff in order for it to
continue. If the continuation
of the Lamb Checkoff is not
approved in the referendum,
USDA will begin the process

of terminating the program.
The referendum vote does not
affect the assessment rate.
Who can vote in the refer-
Anyone who was or is a
lamb (sheep) producer, feeder
or first handler or authorized
representative engaged in the
production, feeding, or
slaughter of lambs during the
.period from Jan. 1, 2004
through Dec. 31, 2004 is eli-
gible to vote in the referen-
dum. Anyone voting must
provide documentation that
they were engaged in the pro-
duction, feeding, or slaugh-
tering of lambs from Jan. 1,
2004 through Dec. 31, 2004.
Voting in the referendum is
\oluntarn. . .
What does the referendum
ballot look like?
The proposed lamb referen-
dum ballot is Form LS-86 and
can be accessed via the
USDA/Agricultural Market-
ing Service Web site at:
You will complete a ballot
voting "yes" if you wish to
continue the Lamb Checkoff,
or "no" if you do not wish to
continue the Lamb Checkoff.
You will also vote your vol-
ume, either as a producer,
feeder or first handler.
Volume Voting for Produc-
ers and Seedstock Producers
Producers and seedstock
producers will vote the total
number of domestic lambs
owned and produced during
the 2004 calendar year.
Volume Voting for Feeders
Feeders will vote the total
number of lambs owned and
fed to slaughter weight during
the 2004 calendar year.
Volume Voting for First
First handlers will vote the
total number of lambs slaugh-
tered during the 2004 calen-
dar year.
Voting Multiple Volumes
If you are:
Sa producer and a feeder,


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possibly the westernmost pan-
handle counties - yet bites are
routinely reported throughout,
the state. In fact, in Florida
only one spider specimen pos-
itively identified as Loxosce-
les reclusa has been submitted
by a person diagnosed with a
brown recluse spider bite. The
incident took place in 1983
and the person bitten was on a
Navy ship anchored off of
Brown recluse spider bites
usually occur either when
sleeping humans roll onto a
spider or when one puts on
clothing into which a spider
has crawled. Reactions to
bites vary from no symptoms
to severe necrosis. Typically,
symptoms start two to six
hours after a bite. Blisters fre-
quently appear at the bite site
accompanied by severe pain
and temporary pronounced
swelling. A common visible
symptom is the formation of a
reddish blister, surrounded by
a bluish area, with a narrow
whitish separation between
the red and blue, giving a
"bull's-eye" pattern. Within
12-24 hours, it is usually ap-
parent by the purple color that
a recluse wound is going to
become necrotic.. Necrotic
symptoms will not develop if
they do not appear within 48-
96 hours. If the skin turns pur-
ple, it will then turn black as
cells die. Eventually the
necrotic core falls away, leav-

Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
today reminded fanners and
other eligible stakeholders of
the approaching deadline for
purchasing crop coverage un-
der the Non-insured Crop Dis-
aster Assistance Program
(NAP).. ...
'""Th&eNAP, Whidh is admiriis-:
tered by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture's Farm Service
Agency, provides financial as-
sistance to producers of non-
insurable crops when low
yields, loss of inventory, or pre-
vented planting occurs due to
natural disasters.
To be eligible for NAP assis-

ing a deep pit that gradually
fills with scar tissue.
The recluse spiders (also
known as violin, fiddleback,
or brown spider) belong to the
genus Loxosceles. Three
species of recluse spiders have
been identified in Florida:
Loxosceles recluse, the brown
recluse; Loxosceles rufescens,
the Mediterranean recluse;
and Loxosceles laeta, the
Chilean recluse. All records
of recluse spiders in Florida
have come from inside build-
ings or vehicles; there are no
recluse records from the out-
doors in Florida. Of the small
number of recluse spiders
found in Florida, there have
been more detections of the
brown recluse spider. These
spiders are found worldwide,
most commonly in the tropics,
with some species reaching
temperate latitudes. Recluse
spiders are medium-sized (6-
12 mm body length), with uni-
formly colored abdomens that
can vary from a tan to dark
brown. In many species, a
characteristic darkened violin-
shaped pattern occurs on the
front half of the head region.
However, other unrelated spi-
ders may have a pattern easily
mistaken for the violin. One
additional characteristic is
these spiders have six eyes
arranged in three pairs dyadss)
with one anterior dyad and a
lateral dyad on each side.
Most spiders have eight eyes

tance, crops must be non-insur-
able crops and agricultural
commodities for which the cat-
astrophic risk protection level
of crop insurance is not avail-
able. Interested parties should
contact a crop insurance agent
regarding whether a crop is in-
surable in.sa specific county.,
Contact the local Fann Ser\ ice
Agency office for information
on whether a crop is eligible
for NAP coverage.
An eligible natural disaster
must occur before or during
harvest and must directly affect
the eligible crop. The coverage
period for NAP may vary de-
pending on whether the pro-

arranged in two rows of four.
Though an untrained person
may be able to identify a sus-
pect recluse specimen, only a
taxonomic entomologist can
positively identify the recluse
spider. The FDACS Division
of Plant Industry provides
identification of spiders and
other arthropods by staff ento-
To send a specimen for
identification, the spider
should first be killed with a
household pesticide labeled
for use on spiders. DO NOT
Once certain the spider is
dead, using tweezers, place it
in a tightly sealed, leak proof
container (such as a 35mm
film canister) along with a
cotton ball dipped in rubbing
alcohol. Mail the container,
along with complete contact
information for follow up (in-
cluding e-mail address), in a
small padded box or envelope
to the following address: Divi-
sion of Plant Industry, Ento-
mology Department, P.O. Box
147100, Gainesville, FL
"Persons who suspect they
have been bitten by a recluse
spider are strongly encour-
aged to consult with a physi-
cian," said Commissioner
Bronson. "We hope that con-
tinued discourse and research
will provide more accurate di-
agnosing of necrotic wounds."

ducer grows annual, perennial,
or value loss crops. To remain
eligible for NAP assistance,
specific crop acreage informa-
tion must be reported annually.
When a crop or planting is af-
fected by a natural disaster, the
local Farm Service Agency of-
fice must be notified:.with1ii5
calendar days. '''':''
For more information about
NAP, visit:
To locate the FSA office in a
specific Florida county, visit:

Bronson reminds farmers of

February 28 deadline for

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Victoria Louisa Lyons competes in the 2004 National FFA Diversified Livestock

Production - Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency award program
Victoria Louisa Lyons of by ContiBeef LLC, Intervet is a member of the Lafayette business and technology of
Lafayette FFA Chapter in Inc. and Tractor Supply Com- FFA Chapter and her advisor agriculture with 7,194 local
Mayo competed in the Diver- pany, as a special project of is Danny Driver. She is a chapters in all 50 states, Puer-
S'. sified Livestock Production - the National FFA Foundation. graduate of Lafayette High to Rico and the Virgin Is-
Entrepreneurship/Placement Lyons began her SAE pro- School and plans to attend the lands. FFA strives to make a
Proficiency award program at gram with the purchase of University of Florida and pur- positive difference in the
the 77th National FFA Con- three bred gilts and now rais- sue a career in agriculture, lives of students by develop-
. vention in Louisville, Ky. es swine, calves and corn. She is the daughter of Ricky ing their potential for premier
" Proficiency awards recog- She has a strong background and Louisa Lyons. leadership, personal growth
S. nition to FFA members who with her family in the agricul- FFA is a national youth or- and career success through
excelled as agricultural entre- tural industry and both of her ganization of 464,267 student agricultural education. Visit
preneurs, employees or vol- parents are recipients of the members preparing for lead- www.ffa.org for more infor-
unteers while they gained American FFA Degree. Lyons ership careers in the science, mation.
hands-on experience. Diver-
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2004 NATIONAL FFA DIVERSIFIED LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION - EN- award categories offered at ",
FINALIST: Pictured, I to r, Daryl Stall, Feedmill Manager at XIT Feed- els. Diversified Livestock
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FFA, Mayo who competed at the 77th National FFA Convention in ship/Placement Proficiency
Louisville, Ky. - Photo: Submitted award program is sponsored

Florida Farm Bureau celebrates

its 63rd annual meeting

Farm Bureau members from
across the state gathered at the
Walt Disney World Coronado
Springs Resort for the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation's
63rd Annual Meeting Oct. 27-
29. Highlighting the event was
the presentation of awards to
agricultural leaders."
"Agriculture is experienc-
ing some difficult times as a
result of four recent hurri-
canes," said Carl Loop Jr.,
president of Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation. "Farmers and
ranchers have performed
heroically. Agriculture is re-
covering and we will move
forward together to continue
to support Florida's economy
as our state's number two in-
Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation's highest honor, the Dis-
tinguished Service to Agricul-
rure A\\ard. \\as presented'to
Hil\ard MNorgan of White
Springs, a life-long Hamilton
County farmer, and to James
Watson of Jacksonville, a Ex-
tension agent who helped
found many of the state's agri-.
cultural organizations and
who for many years hosted a
weekly agricultural television
show in Jacksonville.
Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation honored Sen. Nancy Ar-
genziano (R-Crystal River),
Sen. J.D. Alexander (R-Win-
ter Haven), and Rep. Joe Pick-
ens (R-Palatka), and Rep.
Greg Evers (R-Baker) as Leg-
islators of the Year for out-
standing work on behalf of
Florida agriculture during the
2004 session of the Florida
Spring and Jay Froehlich
drove away in a new Dodge
Ram quad cab truck as win-

ners in the Florida Outstand-
ing Young Farmer and Ranch-
er (YF&R) competition. They
also received an expense-paid
trip to the American Farm Bu-
reau annual meeting in Jan. 9-
11, 2005 in Charlotte, N.C.
There they will represent
Florida in the national YF&R
competition. The winner of
the national competition will
receive a Dodge Ram 3500
Quad Cab 4x4 SLT pickup and
an Arctic Cat� 454 4x4 ATV.
Brad Etheridge, a Levy
County rancher, won the
Young Farmer and Rancher
Discussion Meet and will
compete in the American
Farm Bureau YF&R Discus-
sion Meet at the national con-
vention in Charlotte, N.C. The
discussion meet is a forum
that allows young farmers and
ranchers to demonstrate their
ability, to express ideas and.
opinions on major agricultural
Ila and Shawn Crocker were
winners of the Farm Bureau
Excellence in Agriculture
Award. This program is de-
signed as an opportunity for
young farmers and ranchers
who do riot derive the majori-
ty of their income from an
owned agricultural operation
to earn recognition. Partici-
pants are judged on their in-'
volvement in agriculture,
leadership ability and involve-
ment and participation in
Farm Bureau and other orga-
nizations, including civic, ser-
vice and community. The
Crockers received $500 and
will compete at the national
competition in Charlotte, N.C.
Philip Horvath of Suwannee
County was the winner of the
Youth Speech Contest. Con-

testants' addressed the topic:
"Why is it important for Farm-
ers and Ranchers to take an
active role in the "Political
Process?" Horvath received
$500 and a plaque recognizing
his achievement.
Mark Maffett of Dade City
received the Certified Crop
Advisor Award presented
jointly by the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation and the
Florida Certified Crop Advi-
sor Program. Certified Crop
Advisers assist producers in
making decisions that are
agronomically, economically
and environmentally sound.
Maffett has served as a Certi-
fied Crop Adviser (CCA) for
more than 29 years.
"Together, a farmer and a
CCA make a team that works
to put good management prac-
tices to work on the farm,"
Loop said.
Thirty-four of the state's 61
County Farm .Bureaus were
honored superior work in the
five program categories,
which included Organization
& Management,
Legislative/Policy Implemen-
tation, Educational/Agricul-
ture promotion and Leader-
ship Development.
Letitia Stein, a reporter for
the St. Petersburg Times was
the recipient of the Newsper-
son of the Year award for out-
standing coverage of agricul-
The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation is the state's
largest general-interest agri-
cultural association with more
than 152,000 member-fami-
lies statewide. There are Farm
Bureaus in 61 counties in
Florida, where agriculture
comprises a stable, vital leg of
Florida's economy, rivaling
the tourism industry in eco-
nomic importance. Headquar-
tered in Gainesville, the Fed-
eration is an independent,
non-profit agricultural organi-
zation and is not associated
with any arm of the govern-
ment. More information is
available on the organiza-
tion's website, http://Florida-

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* a producer and a first han-
dler, or
* a feeder and a first han-
dler, or
* if you engage in all three,
and you operate under a sin-
gle organizational/legal
structure, then you can vote
the number of animals owned
at each stage of production.
Even if you vote more that
one volume amount, you will
still have only one "yes" or
"no" vote, as a single organi-
zation, on continuing the.
Lamb Checkoff.
When will the results of
this referendum be available?
Results will likely be an-
nounced about 60 days after
the voting period ends by the
Will I receive my request
for refund?
Refund requests 'from the
American Lamb Board have
been less than five percent of

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the total annual collections.
These requests will be hon-
ored by the Board regardless
of the outcome of this refer-
endum. The Board will initi-
ate payment of refund re-
quests, or pay a pro rata
share, within 90 days after
the results of the referendum
are announced. If continua-
tion of the program is ap-
proved, future refund re-
quests will not be included in
the program.
Why was the Lamb Check-
off Program started?
All segments of the domes-
tic industry, believing it was
critical to increase demand
for and expand the market
share of American Lamb, re-
quested that USDA create the
Lamb Checkoff Program pur-
suant to the Commodity Pro-
motion, Research and Infor-
mation Act of 1996. A sheep
industry task force, repre-
senting all industry segments,
recommended to USDA that
funds be collected from each
segment: producers, feeders,
and packers.
When did assessment col-
lection begin?.
Collection of assessments
began on July 1, 2002. The
annual budget for the Ameri-
can Lamb Board is approxi-
mately $2.3 million. Admin-
istrative costs are limited to a
maximum of 10 percent of
collections in any fiscal year.
Who decides how assess-
ment funds are spent?
The 13-member Board is
comprised of six producers,
three packers or first han-
dlers, three feeders and one
seedstock producer. The
Board, which administers the
program, is appointed by the
U.S., Secretary of Agricul-
ture. The Board meets at least

three times per year to estab-
lish goals and budgets for
new programs and to evalu-
ate the success of work com-
pleted. Board members serve
voluntarily and are not paid
for their time. Board policies
are implemented by a three
member staff in Denver,
Colo. USDA has oversight
responsibilities of the pro-.
gram's administration and all
activities funded with check-
off dollars must comply with
the Act and the Order and be
approved by USDA before
any activity can begin.
What are the goals of the
Lamb Checkoff Program?
The Lamb Checkoff Pro-
gram is designed to expand
market share of American
Lamb and foster an opportu-
nity for prosperity for all its
contributors by:
* Increasing demand by
getting people to ask for
American Lamb year-round.
* Branding American Lamb
as the preferred choice in the
* Differentiating American:
Lamb from competitors with
"10,000 Miles Fresher" and
"American Lamb from
American Land" advertising
* Minimizing volatility of
seasonal product sales
through targeted promotions..
* Promoting to encouraged
use of the whole lamb - using
all cuts.
* Leveraging and expand-
ing American Lamb Board,
resources through coopera-
tive relationships with
marketing partners.
Your Checkoff. Your Vote..
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Kevin D. Dasher competes in the 2004

National FFA Vegetable Production -


Proficiency award program

Kevin D. Dasher of Suwan-
nee Senior FFA Chapter in
Live Oak competed in the
Agricultural Services - Entre-
preneurship/Placement Profi-
ciency award program at the
77th National FFA Convention
in Louisville, Ky.
Proficiency awards recogni-
tion to FFA members who ex-
celled as agricultural entrepre-
neurs, employees or volun-
teers while they gained hands-
on experience. Vegetable Pro-
Proficiency award program is
one of 49 FFA proficiency
award categories offered at lo-
cal, state and national levels.
Vegetable Production - Entre-
preneurship/Placement Profi-
ciency award program is spon-
sored by Briggs & Stratton
Corporation Foundation, Inc.,
as a special project of the Na-
tional FFA Foundation.
Originally partnering with
his sister, Dasher began a fruit
and vegetable production op-
eration. He has assumed total
ownership and now grows
peppers, cabbage, cucumbers
and strawberries. Dasher has
developed a strong clientele
and has been able to purchase
equipment for his operation.

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tured, I to r, Cindy Salandich, Staff Assistant Technical Education De-
partment, Briggs & Stratton Foundation, Inc. and Kevin D. Dasher,
Suwannee Senior FFA who competed at the 77th National FFA Con-
vention in Louisville, Ky. - Photo: Submitted

He is a member of the Suwan-
nee FFA Chapter in Live Oak
and his advisors are Wendy
Burton and Stacy Young. He is
a graduate of Suwannee High
School and plans to attend the
University of Florida and ma-
jor in agronomy. He is the son
of Kenneth and Garnet Dash-
FFA is a national youth or-
ganization of 464,267 student
members preparing for leader-

ship careers in the science,
business and technology of
agriculture with 7,194 local
chapters in all 50 states, Puer-
to Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FFA strives to make a positive
difference in the lives of stu-
dents by developing their po-
tential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career
success through agricultural
education. Visit www.ffa.org
for more information.

Ryan Ean Smith competed in the 2004

National FFA Agricultural Services


Proficiency award program

Local Educators attend

Land Judging Workshop

A total of 32 participants
(23 teachers) attended a
Land Judging Workshop
Nov. 19, in Alachua spon-
sored by the Alachua and
Suwannee County Conser-
vation Districts (SCCD).
The program moderator
was Alachua Soil & Water
District Supervisor, Archie
Matthews. Frank Ellis from
the USDA, NRCS wel-
comed the group and dis-
cussed the importance of
knowing soil information
particularly when making
investments in real estate.
Tom Mirti from the Suwan-
nee River Water Manage-
ment District gave a presen-
tation on the flooding and
rainfall records from the

September storms. Dr.
Randy Brown, Professor &
Extension Specialist, Soil
and Water Science Depart-
ment, UF/IFAS, provided
instruction in 'Fundamen-
tals of Land Judging and
Homesite Evaluation in
Following the morning
studies and a smoked chick-
en lunch, the group headed
out to the Davis and Judith
Rembert property, north of
Alachua, for field exercises.
The workshop was a great
success. A Land Judging
workshop has not been held
in north central Florida for
many years and everyone
was grateful for the time
and effort from participat-

ing agencies.
Good conservation helps
make sure we have the es-
sentials of good food and
clean water.
Many of our conservation
successes come directly
from healthy soils. Healthy
soils contribute to a healthy
The SCCD thanked the
agriculture teachers, FFA
supporters / sponsors, 4-H
leaders and the many others
who are helping to prepare
the next generation of con-
servationists for the many
natural resource challenges!
For more information,
please call your local Con-
servation District Office at
386-362-2622, x 3.
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AWARD PROGRAM FINALIST: Pictured, Ito r, Tom Mays, Marketing Manager, GMAC, Dianne Harper, Pro-
motions Manager, Chevrolet, Pam Jumper, National FFA Alumni Association, representing New Holland,
and Ryan Ean Smith, Suwannee Senior FFA who competed at the 77th National FFA Convention in
Louisville, Ky. - Photo: Submitted

Ryan Ean Smith of Suwan-
nee Senior FFA Chapter in
Live Oak competed in the
Agricultural Services - Entre-
preneurship/Placement Profi-
ciency award program at the
77th National FFA Conven-
tion in Louisville, Ky.
Proficiency awards recog-
nition to FFA members who
excelled as agricultural entre-
preneurs, employees or volun-
teers while they gained hands-
on experience. Agricultural
Proficiency award program is
one of 49 FFA proficiency
award categories offered at
local, state and national lev-
els. Agricultural Services -

Proficiency award program is
sponsored by Chevrolet,
GMAC and New Holland, as
a special project of the Na-
tional FFA Foundation.
After his father began a
business maintaining and re-
pairing poultry houses as well
as installing new equipment,
Smith quickly becafie en-
grossed in the business with
his natural instincts to trouble
shooting problems. He is a
member of the Suwannee Se-
nior FFA Chapter in Live Oak
and his advisors are Wendy
Burton and Stacy Young. A
graduate of Suwannee High
School, he is attending Santa
Fe Community College and

will transfer to the University
of Florida to pursue a degree
in food and resource econom-
ics. He is the son of Robert.
and Donna Smith.
FFA is a national youth or-
ganization of 464,267 student
members preparing for lead-
ership careers in the science,
business and technology of
agriculture with' 7,194 local
chapters in all 50 states, Puer-
to Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FFA strives to make a positive
difference in the lives of stu-
dents by developing their po-
tential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career
success through agricultural
education. Visit www.ffa.org
for more information.



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SES second graders enjoy fine dining

Lesley Fry's second grade
class at Suwannee Elementary
School enjoyed a fine dining expe-
rience at the Suwannee Hamilton
Vocational Center. The dinner was
complete with a four course meal
and an etiquette lesson.
Each table was beautifully deco-
rated with home-made cornucopias
overflowing with scrumptious
fruit. The place settings were com-
plete with a full flatware and
stemware set up.
Lunch began with the boys

helping the ladies with their chairs.
After the children were seated the
servers began taking orders.
Each table of eight had their
very own server dressed in black
and white fine dining attire.
The meal started with a mixed
green salad with home made ranch
dressing. Followed by the main
entree of chicken strips, mashed
potatoes, green bean casserole and
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very tasty homemade banana pud-
Mrs. Fry's class would like to
thank all the parents that helped
with the luncheon and a very spe-
cial thank you to Mrs. McKenzie
and her staff for making a wonder-
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Ashley Gill and Rodger Dill attend

2004 National FFA Convention

Allison Marie


graduates from

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Allison Marie Flanagan -
Allison Marie Flanagan.
the child of Chrijstne and
Joseph Flanagan of Live
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with a major in English
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As the temperature drops
and flu season arrives, people
like you are starting to worry
about getting sick -- with
good'reason!.With this year's
major flu vaccine shortage
more people may come down
with the flu and it is important
to get the facts about fighting
flu symptoms.
If you do get the flu this
year, you won't be alone. Ex-
perts say the flu, which is
caused by a contagious respi-
ratory virus, afflicts millions
of people each year and it has
already begun to take its toll
this season. In an average
year, 5 to 20 percent of the
population gets the flu, and
this season 28 states have al-
ready reported flu activity.
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holidays fall right in the mid-
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spread of illness to friends
and family.
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guish between flu and cold
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aches, extreme tiredness, and
coughing are more common
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Monthly Meetings gional Library, South Ohio
Allen Boyd (D-North Ave. Call Clair McLauchlin
Florida) Staff- Live Oak - at 386-362-3524 or Richard
Third Wednesday, City Buffington at 386-364-
Council Chambers, City 5985.
Hall, 101 SE White Ave., Branford Camera Club -
Live Oak, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Regular club meetings, 7:30
You may reach Congress- p.m., third Thursday, Bran-
man Boyd by calling 202- ford Library, Contact Car-
225-5235 or his web site at olyn Hogue 386-935-2044.
www.house.gov/Boyd. Con- Cub Scout Pack No. 408
gressman Boyd's staff visit Committee - meets monthly
so that the people of Suwan- on the second Tuesday, 6:30
nee County have the oppor- p. m., at the Live Oak
tunity to discuss in person Church of Christ, 1497 Irvin
issues of concern to them. Ave (SR 51 South). Anyone
Congressman Boyd's staff interested is welcome to at-
has been trained to assist tend. Call Alan Stefanik,
constituents with a variety Committee Chairman, 386-
of issues related to various 362-3032, e-mail:
federal agencies. It is im- comm_chair@pack408.net
portant to the Congressman or visit pack's website:
that his staff make them- www.pack408.net, for addi-
selves available for those tional information. The
who are not able to travel to Tiger, Wolf, Bears, and We-
either his Panama City or belos dens (grades one -
Tallahassee offices. five) meet every Thursday
Alzheimer's Support at the church, 6:30 - 8 p. m.,
Group - .Third . Thursday, when school is in session. In
Marvin E. Jones Building, lieu of a den meeting,
Dowling Park, 3:30 p.m, the pack meeting is held on
Call Cindy Erskin at 386- the fourth Thursday at the
658-5700. same time and place during
, AjnFriean .Legion, Post which, !;the r�entire group
107 ,, First Thursday, 12-2 meets fQr awards, skits and
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three activities during the
summer, as well as a week
of Day Camp.
Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter #126 - Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., 226
Parshley St., S.W. Call 386-
Florida Gateway Char-
ter Chapter of the Ameri-
can Business Women's As-
sociation - will hold their
regular meeting on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month
at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion please call Laura Skow
386-362-2086. Our web
site: www.abwa.org.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park,- monthly
board meeting are held the
second Tpesday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee River State Park.
For info, contact Member-
ship Chair Walter Schoen-
felder 850-971-5354 or e-
mail wbs@surfbest.net
Girl Scout Leaders -
First Monday, 7 p.m. Girl
Scouts of Gateway Council
will meet at the Woman's
Club. Call Mary Check-Ca-
son 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Gov-
ernmental Monthly Meet-
ings - Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive
board: second Monday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Pre-
vention Coalition - meet
fourth Wednesday; 9:30
a.m. - 11 a.m., at the Hamil-
ton Co'unty School Board
meeting room, JRE Lee Ad-
ministrative Complex,
Jasper. For more info, con-
tact Grace McDonald at
386-938-4911 or e-mail mc-
Hamilton County Board
of Commissioners - First
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third
Tuesday at 6 p.m., County
Commissioners' Board
Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County
Chamber of Commerce,
Inc. '- meets first Thursday,
at 6 p.m., Visitors Informa-

tion Center, 306 NE First
Avenue, Jasper. For more
info, call 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Coun-
cil on Aging, Inc. - Needs
volunteer drivers for the
home-delivered meals pro-
gram. If you enjoy helping
others and are interested or,
need more information,
please ' contact Dorsey
Stubbs at Council on Aging,
1509 S.W. First Street in
Jasper or call 386-792-
Hamilton County Devel-
opment Authority - meets
the second Thursday, at 7
p.m., at the Visitors Infor-
mation Center, 306 NE First
Avenue, Jasper. For more
info, call 386-792-6828.
Hamilton County
Tourist Development
Council - meets the second
Wednesday, at 12 noon, at
the Visitors Information
Center, 306 NE First Av-
enue, Jasper. For more info,
call 386-792-6828.
Home and Community
Educators (HCE) - the
council meets on the first
Friday of the month at 9:30
a.m. at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Extension Office, Colise-
um Complex, Eleventh
Street, Live Oak. They wel-
come new members. For
further information call
Jasper City Council
Meeting - Second Monday,
6 p.m., Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meet-
*ing - Second and fourth
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Roosters
Diner. Call Jim Taitt for fur-
ther information at 386-
Jennings Town Council
Meeting - First Tuesday, 7
p.m., Jennings Town Hall.
MainStreet Hamilton
County, Inc. - Third Thurs-
day, MainStreet Office,
Jasper, 6 p.m.
School Board - Fourth
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
White Springs Town
Council Meeting: :Third':
Tuesday, 7 p.m., White
Springs Town Hall.
I Can Cope - Educational
support group for any type
of cancer for patients, fami-
lies and friends. Third Tues-
day, 7 p.m., Marvin E. Jones
Building, Dowling Park.
Call Cindy 386-658-5700.
Leona 4-H Community
Club - First Monday, 7
.p.m., home of Avon and
Betty Hicks, 6107 180th St.,
McAlpin. Call Betty Hicks
at 386-963-4205 or Pam
Nettles at 386-963-1236.
Lion's Club - Farm Bu-
reau meeting room, 7 p.m.,
second Tuesday and fourth
Tuesday. Call Richard
Tucker 386-963-4577.
Live Oak Artist Guild -
7 p.m., first Tuesday, St.
Luke's Episcopal Church.
Contact Don Strickland at
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Home Educators - meet
first Thursday of every
month. If you are looking
for a strong home school
support group please con-
tact Pat at 386-364-1734.
Live Oak Garden Club -
Monthly from Sept.-May.
The Morning Glories day
group-third Friday and the
Night Bloomers night
group-third Tuesday, 1302
S.W. Eleventh Street, Live
Live Oak Senior Citi-
zens - meet at 11 a.m., first
Monday of the month at the
Exhibition II Building, Col-
iseum Complex, 1302 SW
Eleventh St., Live Oak.
Members have the opportu-
nity to take part in escorted
tours. For more info, call
Lula Herring at 386-364-
Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society Animal Shel-
ter - The monthly meeting
will be held on the second
Monday of the month at
noon at the shelter. For
more information, contact
the toll-free number: 866-
Adoptl2 (866-236-7812).
Located on Bisbee Loop
(use the south entrance). In
Lee off CR 255, Madison
Live Oak, Suwannee
County Recreation Board
of Directors - Second Tues-
day, 5:45 p.m.at the Suwan-
nee Parks & Recreation of-
fices on Silas Drive.
MADD Dads - Third
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Court-
Man To Man Group -
Meets regularly at 7 p.m.,
second Thursday each
month at the Marvin E.
Jones Building, Dowling
Park. Each program is free
of charge and refreshments
are provided. For further in-
formation, call the Ameri-
can Cancer Society at 800-
ACS-2345 or the local of-
fice at 888-295-6787 (Press
:.2).Ext. ,14.
Market Days - Advent
Christian Village, first Sat-
'urday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Space
on first-come, first-serve
basis, $5 each. Village
Square shops open. Call the
Lodge Office 386-658-
McAlpin Community
Club - Regular monthly
meetings are held on the
second Monday at 7 p.m.,
beginning with a covered
dish dinner. Everyone is
welcome. The purpose of
the Club is to acquaint
members of the community
with all the services that are
available in the County. For
info on scheduled speakers,
call Grant Meadows Jr.,
386-935-9316 or Shirley
Jones, 386-963-5357. For
info on renting the building,
call Kristie Harrison at 386-
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Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service is provided at
no charge. For more info or
if you can't travel to the
site, contact the Eldei
Helpline toll-free at 800.,
262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. at
the fellowship hall of Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church.
Go West on US 90 - seven
miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2
miles from 'the
Columbia/Suwannee Coun-
ty line. 12 miles from Live
Oak. For more info call
386-397-1254 or e-mail
Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m.,
Suwannee River Regional
SLibrary. Call Michelle, 386-
776-2955, for more inf6r-
Remembering the Loss
of Your Baby - An open
support group for families
who have experienced the
loss of a baby through mis-
carriage, ectopic pregnancy,
stillbirth, newborn death or
termination due to fetal ab-
normality or maternal com-
plications. Group meets the
first Thursday of each
month, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
at Hospice of North Cential
Florida, North Building
Counseling Room, 43t05
NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville. To register 'or
for more information con-
tact Cheryl Bailey at Hos-
pice of North Central Flori-
da at 352-692-5107 or 800-
SHINE- Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Volunteers are needed in
your area to assist elders
and their caregivers receive
information and assistance
on health insurance arid
Medicare. . ComprehensiNe
training is provided by tlhe
Florida Department of Eltdr
Affairs. This service is pjlr-
vided at no charge. Call the
Elder Helpline toll-free' at
800-262-2243. I
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of El-
ders) - Branford - Library,
US 129 North, Branford, �-
11 a.m. - first Wednesday of
every month. Elders and
their caregivers in, Suwani-
nee County who' are trying
to understand Medicare arid
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help frofn
the Florida Department ,f
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Spe-
cially trained SHINE volui-
teers help Medicare recipi-
ents make informed deci-
sions about their health in-
surance and Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also ii-
form seniors about free 'ard
discounted prescription
drug programs and eligibili-
ty requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no
charge. For more info or if
you can't travel to the site,
contact the Elder Helplioe
toll-free at 800-262-2243,
Monday - Friday 8:30 a nm.-
4:30 p.m.
SHINE (Serving Heal h
Insurance Needs of El-
ders) - Advent Christian
Village - Dowling Park -
Schedule appointment with
SHINE counselor by calling
386-658-3333 or 386-658-
5329. Elders and their care-
givers in Suwannee County
who are trying to under-
stand Medicare and other
health insurance programs
can receive help from the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs' SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needstof
Elders) Program. Specially
trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
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Insurance Needs of El-
'ders) - Live Oak - Suwan-
nee River.Regional Library,
'US 129 South, 12:30-2:30
p.m. - second Monday of
every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwan-
Snee County who are trying
to understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
-"grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE
' (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program.
$p specially trained SHINE
.volunteers help Medicare
S recipients make informed
decisions about their health
-insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also in-
-orm seniors about free and
d iscounted prescription
drug programs and eligibili-
ty requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no
S charge. For more info or if
,you can't travel to the site,
contact the Elder Helpiine
S toll-free at 800-262-2243,
-Mlonday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-
S4:30 p.m.
SHINE (Serving Health

Insurance Needs of El-
ders) - Mayo - Library, SR
51, Mayo, 12:30-2:30 p.m. -
first Wednesday of every
month. Elders and their
caregivers in Lafayette
County who, are trying to
understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program.
Specially trained SHINE
volunteers help Medicare
recipients make informed
decisions about their health
insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also in-
form seniors about free and
discounted prescription
drug programs and eligibili-
ty requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no
charge. For more info or if
you can't travel to the site,
contact the Elder Helpline
toll-free at 800-262-2243,
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
Small Scale Farmers
and Craft Designers Mar-
ket Committee - Third
Thursday, 7 p.m., Coliseum

extension offices.
Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion - Second Monday, 7
p.m., Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District.
For more information, call
Don Neale 386-362-4850 or
Sylvia Dunnam 386-362-
Suwannee County
Tourist Development
Council - Fourth Tuesday, 1
p.m., Chamber of Com-
merce Building, 816 S.
Ohio Ave., P.O. Drawer C.,
Live Oak, Fla. 32064
Suwannee County Cat-
tlemen's Association-
Third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.,
Farmers Co-op meeting
room,. Call Herb Rogers
Suwannee County Se-
nior Citizens - meet at
10:30 a.m., first Monday of
the month at the Exhibition
II Building, Coliseum Com-
plex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,
Live Oak. For more info
call Lula Herring at 386-
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association - Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407

Dowling Ave., Live Oak, $5
per person for meal and
Suwannee Valley Ge-
nealogical Society - First
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wilbur St.
Live Oak (behind Mizell's).
Open Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-
5 p.m. Phone 386-330-
Suwannee Valley Quil-
ters - First and third Thurs-
day, 10 a.m. Jane-386-776-
2909 after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel
Club - Third Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., Hospitality and Recre-,
ational Building, Columbia
County Fairgrounds, Lake
.City, P.O. Box 2013, Lake
City, Fla. 32056.
Tobacco-Free Partner-
ship of Suwannee County -
meet quarterly, call Mary
Jordan Taylor 386-362-
2708, ext. 232.
Vivid Visions, Inc. - A
shelter and outreach agency
for victims of domestic vio-
lence meets the first Mon-
day of each month at.5:30
p.m., Douglass Center Con-
ference Room. All persons
interested in helping vic-
tims of domestic violence
are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call
Wellborn Community
Association - Second
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wellborn
Community Center. Contact
Bonnie Scott at 386-963-
4952 or leave a message at
386-208-1733. WCA
(building fund)-First Sat-
urday-Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast, center of Well-
born, Andrews Square.
Blueberry pancakes,
sausage, OJ, coffee. New
Years Day changed to Jan.
8, 2005.
Wellborn Neighborhood
Watch - last Thursday, 7
p.m., Blake Lowe Building,
1517 4th Ave., Wellborn.
For more information, call
Bruce or Jane 386-963-
Weekly Meetings


Winter. A season marked by shorter days, cool-
Ker temperatures, and typically more time spent
indoors. The perfect season to watch movies in
Front of a fire, curl up with a good book or set to
work on that novel of your own that you've been
Meaning to write all these years. Winter also is a
'prime season to develop the condition known as
'Dry.Eye ...
SIt has been estimated that 10 to 20 percent of
;the U.S. population suffers from Dry Eye. Symp-
,toms of the condition include dry, tired eyes;
blurriness; itchiness or scratchiness; feelings of
grittiness; burning, stinging or foreign body sen-
,sation in the eye; and sensitivity to light.
SDry Eye is especially common in winter
months when air typically is dryer thanks to low
precipitation levels outside and heating systems
indoors. Extreme cold, heat and wind can zap
,moisture from eyes, leaving them dry and irritat-
,ed. So can recycled air in airplanes, offices and
Aging, hormonal changes, certain types of
medications, including oral contraceptives and
antihistamines, extended contact lens use,
smoke, pollution and concentrated near work
,such as staring at a computer screen for extended
periods of time, can also contribute to Dry Eye.
Dry Eye occurs when there is inadequate wet-
ting and lubrication of the eye. Blinking is the
.body's natural response to this condition and
helps to spread moisture in the form of tears over
'Ithe surface of the eye. The average person blinks
eight times per minute. That number decreases
Dramatically -- by nearly half-- when we spend
extended periods of time reading, writing, using
'a computer or even driving.

Dry Eye can be managed and rarely causes se-
rious complications, but should always be treat-
ed. "Artificial tears like those found in SYS-
TANE � Lubricant Eye Drops are available
without a prescription and are clinically proven
to reduce both signs and symptoms of Dry Eye,"
said Shachar Tauber, MD, director of Oph-
thalmic Research, Cornea and Refractive
Surgery at St. John's Clinic Eye Specialists in
Springfield, Mo.
Avoid products designed to remove redness,
however, as some medical professionals believe
these only mask symptoms and can actually
cause eyes to become dryer.
Remember your eyes this winter season
whether you live, work and play in a cold or
warm environment, and protect them from dry-
ness in the same way you take care to moisturize
your skin, condition your hair and apply balm to
your lips.
Following are tips from Alcon, Inc., the maker
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you preserve your eye health and alleviate the
discomfort of Dry Eye this season:
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protect your eyes from dryness
* Visit your eye care professional for an annu-
al eyecare exam
* Discard old or expired cosmetics and contact
* Wear sunglasses outdoors and in the car to
protect your eyes against harmful ultraviolet
(UV) rays
* Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
* Eat right
* Avoid extremely dry, cold or windy environ-
ments when possible
* Use a humidifier in your office and home to
Counteract the effects of heated and recycled air
* If you work on a computer or read for ex-
tended periods of time, take frequent breaks and
allow your eyes to rest
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Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon
Group: meets each Thurs-
day, 8 p.m., Mayo Manna
House, Pine Street - for
family members and friends
to show support. For more
info call Barbara 386-294-
3348 or Marcia 386-208-
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Branford - meets Tuesday
and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bran-
ford United Methodist
Church, Express and Henry
St., Branford. For more info
call - 386-935-2242 or Dis-
trict 16 Help Line toll-free -
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Live Oak - meets Tuesday
and Friday, 8 p.m., Precinct
Voting Building, Nobles
Ferry Road, Live Oak. For
more info, call District 16
Help Line toll-free - 800-
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Mayo Group - meets Sun-
day, Monday, Wednesday
and Thursdays at 8 p.m. The
meetings are held at Manna
House, Pine Street, Mayo.
For more info call 38.6-294-
2423 or District 16 Help
Line toll-free - 800-505-
Alcoholics Anonymous -
White Springs - Courage
to Change.- meets Monday,
8 p.m., Methodist Church,
White Springs: For more
info call - 386-397-1410 or
District 16 Help Line toll-
free - 800-505-0702.
Bluegrass Association -
Saturday, Spirit of the
Suwannee Park, 6 p.m.
Covered dish. SRBA mem-
bers admitted free. For info,
call 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club - Monday,
6:45 p.m., Golden Corral
Restaurant, Live Oak. For
information call 386-362-
Boy Scout Troop #693 -
Every Monday, 7 p.m., Shrine
Club, Bass Road;' until further
Notice. Call 386-776-2863.
Live Oak Singles Group -
meets Friday, 7:30 p.m., Live
Oak Christian Church fellow-

ship hall on US 129 North,
Live Oak (next to Walt's
Ford). Parking is between
church and cemetery on
church property or along US
129 North. This not a church
sponsored event. For more
info, call Carla at 386-364-
4756. Visit web site at
Narcotics Anonymous -
The Gratitude Group - Meet-
ings held Monday, 7 p.m., at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
1391 S.W. Eleventh St. (in the
back), Live Oak, FL 32060.
Over Eaters Anonymous -
We care. Meets Mondays
11:35 a.m.- 12:50 p.m., Mon-
days, at Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, 129 South,
Live Oak. For more info call
. Quarterback Club Meet-
ing - Old Nettie Baisden
school next to the football sta-
dium, 6:30 p.m., every Mon-
Square Dance - With
Vagabond Squares, Thursday,
7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episco-
pal Church, Newbern Road.
Loyce Harrell 386-963-3225,
or Ralph Beekman, 386-752-
Suwannee River Riding
Club - Membership fee $25
per year. Team roping first and
third Friday night. Speed
events first and third Saturday
night. Call 386-935-2622.
Suwannee Valley Barber-
shop Chorus - Every Tuesday,
Crapps Meeting Room,
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary, US 129 South, 7 p.m.
Call Fred Phillips 386-362-
TOPS - Take Off Pounds
Sensibly, the Live Oak Com-
munity Church of God, every
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-weigh-in,
meeting - 9 a.m. Barbara Crain
- 386-362-5933 or Sharon
Martin 386-364-5423.
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Upon another closing year,
The Lord has blessed beyond belief
To know He shares our every step,
Our burdens find such sweet relief.

Don't glance back to yesterday,
Standfast and look ahead.
Another day to walk with Jesus,
And practice what He said.

Lord bless our year 2005,
Let souls be dearer than before.
To share each day,
your truth and word,
that Christ is the only door.

So as we march to better days,
Help this Army to ever see.
All the blessings and
mercy's we receive,
From always loving Thee.

Thank You Lord,
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and support. Here's hoping
all your year brings
much opportunity and happiness
to you and your loved ones.
Happy New Year!
In Christ,
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Time for some fun in the Holy
Scriptures of our living God.
Starting Jan. 9 here at First
UMC Live Oak I will be preach-
ing a sermon series. "WHY
SUS?" is the title of this thought
provoking and perhaps contro-
versial series. Listed below are
the sermon titles and scriptures
for each Sunday in January.
Jan. 9, 2005 "No Rusty
Swords;" Text, Hebrews 4:11-
16, a message dealing with
sharpening the weapons of the
faith in preparation to battle evil

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in the 21st century.
Jan. 16, 2005 "What's So
Amazing About Prace?" Text,
John 1:29-42, GRACE is from a
source at the center of God's
love demonstrated in Jesus.
Jan. 23, 2005 "There Is Only
One Source of Vision," Text,
Matthew 22:34-40, we err when
we underestimate the true power
of a vision.
Jan. 30, 2005 "There Is Only
One Way To Deal With: sooth-
saying, sorcery,, witchcraft, ,div-
ination, enchantments and fa-
miliar, spirits;" Texts: 2 Chroni-
cles 33:6; Revelation 21:8;
Galatians 5:16-21. Do not be
misled, my friends, in our mod-

ern age of science and technolo-
/gy the spiritual realm is still real
and filled with soul consuming
As United Methodists' we
stand on the rock of the founda-
tion, Jesus Christ, the Son of the
living God, Creator of all. We
place our trust in the sacrifice of
Jesus on the cross as our hope in
His saving grace, claiming the
empowerment,of the Holy Spir-
it of our Lord in all that we do
and living out the ancient tradi-
tions of holiness as our testimo-
ny to discipleship. Come join

PrayiAg that you
blessed New Year.

United Methodists urged to join in 2005

'Week of Prayerfor Christian Unity'

NEW YORK - The United
Methodist Church's top ecu-
menical officials are encourag-
ing congregations to set aside
time in January to participate in
the annual Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity.
Bishop William B. Oden,
ecumenical officer for the de-
nomination's council of bish-
ops, and Larry D. Pickens, gen-
Seral secretary of the General.
Commission on Christian Uni-
ty and Interreligious Concerns,
said the week of January 18-25
has been designated for the ob-
"For more than 90 years,
Christians have set aside time
for prayer and reflection on
their unity in Christ," Oden
said. "We encourage United
Methodists to join in this im-
portant celebration and obser-
Pickens said the theme for
the 2005 observance is "All
Things are Yours... You Be-
long in Christ.... and Christ, the
Unique Foundation, Belongs to
God," reflecting Paul's letter to
the church at Corinth in 1
Corinthians 3:1-23.

"Christians across the world
will come together in celebra-
tion of our unity in Christ,"
Pickens said.
Free resources to assist con-
gregations and ecumenical or-
ganizations in the planning and
celebration of the Week of
Prayer are available on-line
from the Graymoor Ecumeni-
cal and Interreligious Institute
. ofNew York City. The Web site
is: www.gen.org
On-line resources include
bulletin and pulpit announce-
ments, suggestions for scripture
references, and tools for com-
minicating messages about the
Week oj Prayer in local com-
Here is the letter sent to
bishops and church leaders
this week by Bishops Oden
and Pickens:
Dec. 14, 2004
Dear Friends:
All United Methodists are
encouraged to observe the
Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity, on Jan. 18 - 25.
Communities across the
world will come together in
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I trust you had a Blessed Christmas
celebrating our Savior's birth! The
New Year has come upon us, whether
we are ready for it or not! I know a lot
of people make new year's resolutions
that may or may not be kept. I have
never really tried to make a so called
"New Years resolution." It seems to me
our time would be much more wisely
spent taking a look at our Spiritual
lives, where we are and where we
would like to be or need to be. Yes, we
have,a new year to look forward to,we
wonder if our hopes and dreams for the
new year will come to pass, and we
may be looking forward with excite-
ment to the great possibilities, or we
may worry about our family, our
health, our finances and numerous oth-
er things that concern us about another
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myself and my family every step of the'
way. I know first hand that God is a
miracle worker. My family and I.have
received so many miracles that it
would be impossible to count them all.
I find myself amazed at how fast the
years seem to come and go. It seems
hard to believe that I have a daughter in
college at UF and that my husband and
I have been married for 30 years! I
guess that means ,I am getting older,
and hopefully wiser. I know every year
that passes by brings us closer to our
eternal home, each of us no matter
what our age, will someday leave this
world. We have a choice of where we
wil, spend eternity. We can accept the
fact that Jesus Christ is. God's Son,
born of a virgin, hung on a cross and
rose again for our sins, we can believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved
and leave this world someday for our
eternal home in Heaven, or.we can re-.
ject Him and leave this \world someday
to hell for eternity.

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Yes, life is full of choices, and. some
of our choices will have eternal conse-
quences with our lives and the livesof
those we love. Many times people play
the 'what if 'game - "What if this or
What if that," it may be worry or it may
be wishful"thinking. Whatever the case,
the what ifs, and the "if only" never
will change something after it has hap-
pened. "If" is only a two letter word,
but many times it is one that has a lot
of meaning inour lives. When we start
to play those if games in our minds we
need to learn to do as God says in. 1 Pe-
ter 5:7 " Casting all your care upon
Him, for He careth for you." We all do
have choices, we can choose to be hap-
py, we can choose to be unhappy. we
can choose to live healthy, or choose to
destroy our bodies, we can work hard
or hardly ever work, we can be a giver.
or we can choose to only take, we can
love, or we can hate, yes, we have a lot
of choices. What we do with the choic-
es that are set before us each and every
day of this new year is up to us.
The most iniportant thing we can do
as we- head into the year 2005 is' t
make this year a new beginning. If you
are reading this, and you don't know
the peace and love that comes from
know ing 'Jesus Christ, you don't have
His joy and guidance, you have never
asked Him to come into your heart and
save your soul, you don't know that
when. you leave this world where you
will go, it is time for you to make that
first.s.tep towardd a new beginning, ask
Jesus tb come into yoiir feart. "John
3:16 says "For God so loved the world
(meaning you) that He gave His only
begotten son that whosoever believeth
on Him will have eternal life." When
you find Jesus, you truly have 'a won-
derful new year ahead of you! If you
are already a Christian and you really
know Jesus as your Lord
and Savior, then you
know that with Godin DUN
control of yoir life, this INSTANT
new year will be a very STATE OF
blessed year! ,
.Psalms ' 40:4 says
"Blessed is the man that
maketh, the., Lord his
trust." I want to chal-
lenge' you this year to
take the time as often as
possible to go outside all 2 WRECKERT
alone, to get away from www.na
telephones, TV sets, all"

other people, all distractions and talk
to God. Talk to Him from your heart.
You don't have to pray. a certain
prayer, He already knows everything
about you and ,everything you are
thinking. Be honest with Him, tell Him
how you feel and what you need, what
is bothering you, pray for others, actu-
ally have a conversation with Jesus!
Then take time'to thank Him, maybe
even praise Him or sing to Him. 'He
loves to spend time with His children.
I know some of my most favorite times
:are those spent out in our woods under
the stars, just the Lord and I. Look up
at the vastness of the: stars and the
moon, the magnificent: beauty above
:and realize that God is the father of it
all. The Lord will meet you there and
when you find this place with the
Lord, it is truly the beginning of a
more personal relationship with Him.
You will find your life seems to flow
Sso much smoother and the sweet peace
you will find will hold you up on days
.when everything seems to go wrong.
The Bible says "Delight thyself also in
'the Lord; and He shall give thee the
desires of your heart" Psalms 37:4 Yes,
when, we learn to delight ourselves in
the Lord we will find-that man\ things
that we desire, that we hold in our
heart, will come to pass. What a won-
derful new beginning to a new year, to
know that. Jesus is our. Savior and
Lord, to learn to spend 'time alone with
Him and to find that we truly can re-
ceive the desires of.our heart if w\e take
time to really know Him.
Yes,' the new year, 2005 has arrived,
what kind of choices will you make,
what will you do with the new begin-
ning of the-new year? I pray each of us
will make wise choices guided by the
hand of God, so we will all have a
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By Pam Campbell and accept Him as your Savior and
Wow, I can hardly believe it is a best friend, so you can talk to Him
new year! I hope you had a really and He will always be with you to
great Christmas, and are excited about help you and guide you and.fill every
2005, a brand new year to live! No day of your life in the new year with
matterihow old you are, this new year His peace and happiness. If you make
"isa -chance for you to make a lot of ' that' choice, 'ihen' you, wil' livewith
choices about your life! :I suppose you Him in heaven some day.
are wondering what kind of choices We:-all have the new year ahead of
kids can make about their lives. I want us. We all hope it will be the wonder-
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you to know there are lots of them you ful, exciting one we want, and some-
make every day, even though you may times even kids may worry about
not know it! You can choose to be things that might happen in the new
happy, you can choose to be unhappy, year, but everyone,, especially you,
you can choose to say yes, or to say has the new year to talk to God, to'
no, you can choose to do your school- grow closer to Him, to really get to
work or not do it all, you can choose know: Him, and find .out what He
to love.or you can choose to hate. you \-ants foi, your future! Remember, in
can choose to be helpfill, or choose to the Bible which is God's Word, He
make things hard for others, you can says in Psalms 32:8 "I will instruct
choose to be healthy or choose to do you and teach you in the way that you,
things that aren't healthy. You have a' should go: I will guide you with My
lot of choices you can make no matter eye," God cares very much about your
how old you are. You can choose to future and about what you do in the.
belive in Jesus, or you can choose to new year, 2005. Remember, He is al-
ignore Him. ways with you, and He will never
The most important choice you will leave you. Take time to talk to God in"
ever make no matter how old you are your own words this ,year! I pray that
is whether you will believe in Jesus you have a very Blessed 2005,!
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Through Jan. 31
Driver's license and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints through
Jan. 31, on Brown Road,
CR 252, CR 252-A, CR
252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
341,, US 441, US 41, CR
245, CR 238, CR 135, Turn-
er Road, SR 100, Trotter's
Road, Fairfield Farms
Road, CR 250, CR 349, SR
247 and SR 25 in Columbia
County; CR 132, CR 136,
CR 136-A, CR 137, CR
249, CR 250, CR 252, CR
349, CR 49, CR 795, SR 20,
SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US
129 and Mitchell Road in
Suwannee County; and CR
136, CR 152, CR 143, CR
249, CR 137, CR 251, CR
146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and.US 41, SR
6, SR 25 in Hamilton Coun-
ty. Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equip-
ment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with de-
fects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective
lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be di-
rected to drivers-who would
violate the driver license
laws of Florida. The Patrol
has found these checkpoints
to be an effective means of
enforcing the equipment
and driver's license laws of
Florida while ensuring the
protection of all motorists.
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Foster State Park
Pottery classes offered for
both advanced and beginner
students for eight weeks
from 6-9 p.m'.,' Jn.: 17-
March 7, by master potter
and craft demonstrator Jean
Davidoff at Craft Square,
Stephen Foster Folk Culture,
Center State Park, White
Springs. Several'methods of
working with clay, includ-
ing slab, coil, pinch and
wheel-thrown pottery will
be taught for a fee of $100,
plus $25 for materials. Lim-
ited space.. Advance regis-
tration required. For more
info, call 386-397-1920 or
visit www.stephenfosterc-
Register Now!
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will.hold Helping
Hands Volunteer Orienta-
tion on Jan. 5
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold Helping
Hands Volunteer Orienta-
tion from 10-11 a.m. on-
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at
its office at 618 SW FL
Gateway Drive, Lake City.
Make a difference in some-
one's life! After attending
orientation and completing
the screening process, you
will be eligible for volun-
teering in the Hospice Attic
thrift store, administrative
offices as well as helping at
special events, educational
fairs, community events and
fund raising. Registration
required! To register or for
more information contact
Carolyn Long at 386-752-
Now - April 1. 2005
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now be-
ing evaluated for The Ten
Star All Star Summer Bas-

ketball Camp. The camp is
by invitation only. Boys and
girls ages 10-19 are eligible
to apply. Past participants
include: Michael Jordan,
Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,
Jerry Stackhouse, Grand
Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and
17 foreign countries attend-
ed the 2004 camp. College
basketball scholarships are
possible for players selected

to the All-American Team.
Camp locations include:
Babson Park and Atlanta,
Ga. For a free brochure, call
704-373-0873 anytime.
The 5th Army
Association tour of
Italy, departing New York
on June 15, 2005
The 5th-Army Associa-
tion World War II, Italy,
will conduct a 10 day final
tour of Italy, departing New
York on June 15, 2005 visit-
ing. Rome, Venice, Flo-
rence, Pisa, Sorrento and a
special stop at the American
Military Cemetery near
Anzio. Former members of
the many combat divisions
and support groups, their
families, friends and those
interested in the history of
the U.S. 5th Army can con-
tact Sny Canton at 5277B
Lakefront Blvd., Delray
Beach, FL 33484 or call
Calling all classmates of
SHS Class of 1986
Hello! To the graduating
class of 1986, our 20 year
reunion is fast approaching.
It will be great to see every-
one. Preparation for the re-
union is in progress. Class
members please contact An-
gela Hunter Mandrell at her.
e-mail address: Man-
dr003@bellsouth.net. The
class members may , also
contact Catrena Francis .at:
as soon as possible.
Tickets on sale now!
Riverdance engage-
ment rescheduled for Feb.
4- 6, 2005
The return engagement
for Riverdance, originally
scheduled for Feb. 18-20,
2005, has been rescheduled
to Feb. 4-6, 2005, at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts,
Gainesville. Tickets for per-
formances of Riverdance,
scheduled Febfiairy 4-6,
2005, are orinsale now. Pa-
trons who already pur-
chased tickets for the per-
formances may use their
tickets for the performances
at the same times: Feb. 18
tickets on Feb. 4; Feb. 19'
tickets on Feb. 5; and Feb.
20 tickets on Feb.' 6. For
more info, patrons can con-
tact the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS
(2787) or toll-free within
Florida at 800-905-ARTS
(2787). Riverdance is spon-
sored by ERA Trend Realty
and Shands HealthCare.
Visit the Riverdance web-
site at
www.riverdance.com. Tick-
ets are also' available at the
University Box Office, all,
Ticketmaster outlets,
www.ticketmaster.com or
by calling .Ticketmaster at
904-353-3309. Cash, Visa
and MasterCard are accept-
ed. The Phillips Center Box
Office. is open Monday -
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Performance dates, times
and programs are subject to
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior Citi-
zens schedule tours
.Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to:
Gaither Homecoming Con-
cert, Jan. 22, 2005; The
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit,
The Festival of Flowers and
a river boat cruise, Mobile,
Ala.,. March 8-11, 2005;
Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean, May 15-22,
2005; and a San Antonio
Experience, Oct. 19-23,
2005. Costs and deadlines.
for payment vary for each

trip. The group meets the
first Monday, 10:30 a.m.,
Extension Building II, Agri-
culture Center. Visitors wel-
come. For more info, con-
tact Lula Herring at 386-
364-1510 ,
Jan. 5 and 6 '
'EMT and paramedic
classes set to begin at
Students interested in
EMT or paramedic training

at North Florida Communi-
ty College need to register
now for classes beginning
the first week of January.
Emergency medical techni-
cian (EMT) training is an
11-credit hour program that
will finish up July. Classes
begin Jan. 6 and will be
held Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 6 to 10.The
paramedic program begins
Jan. 5 and is an 11-month
training. Classes will be
held every third weekday, 9
to 4. The spring schedule
has been set up to accom-
modate EMTs who are cur-
rently working an EMS
schedule. There are'plenty
of jobs available for certi-
fied EMTs and paramedics
according to Rebecca Cash,
EMT and paramedic in-
structor. "Reports about a
shortage of healthcare pro-
fessionals are true," said
Cash. For more information
call 850.973-1629 or 973-
Jan. 6
Legislative hearing
Rep. Dwight Stansel (D-
Wellborn) and Sen. Nancy
Argenziano (R-Dunnellon)
will hold a Legislative pub-
lic hearing Thursday, Jan. 6,
2005 between the. hours of
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in
Live Oak. The hearing will
be held at the Live Oak City
Hall Council chambers. Just
before the 2005 Legislative
session gets underway in
February, the two elected
officials are interested in
hearing what the public and
other elected officials have
to say regarding upcoming
legislation and local issues
in general. All residents and
elected officials are encour-
aged and invited to attend
the hearing. The hearing,
which also give Stansel and
Argenziano the opportunity
to brief everyone on what to
'Expet6 from' fhe ui4pc6'ing'
.session, is an opportunity
for you to see your elected
officials in action, give
them a bit of advise, discuss
issues and perhaps get an-
swers to some questions
you. may have. Keep in
mind Stansel and Argen-
ziano handle state issues,
not city matters or federal
Jan. 5-11
NFCC late registration
S fro Spring term
Wednesday, Jan 5, 2005,-
Classes begin. Late regis-
tration through Jan. 11,.
2005. North Florida Com-
munity College, Madison,
850-973-1622 or
Jan. 6
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult
CPR/First Aid class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR/First Aid
class', from 6-9:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 6, at their of-
fice at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 7
Haliegh Bates,
Miss Florida Rodeo USA
2004-2005 Benefit
Jackpot Barrel Race
Haliegh ' Bates, Miss
Florida Rodeo USA 2004-
2005 Benefit Jackpot Barrel
Race on Friday, Jan. 7,
2005, at the Bob Holmes
Rodeo Arena at the Colise-
um Complex in Live Oak.
$500 added money! $30 en-
t'ry fee, $4 exhibition and a
75 percent payback. NBHA

rules apply. Exhibition from
5- 6:45 p.m., show begins at
7 p.m. NOTE: Added Mon-
ey: 75-100 riders = $500
and 4D payout; under 75
riders = $250 and 3D pay-
out. Barrel racers are asked
to participate in the fund-
raiser to help send her to
Oklahoma to compete in the
Miss Rodeo USA Pageant
for the IRPA Rodeo. For
more info, call Sandy Mer-

ritt at 386-590-0662, Rita
Bates at 386-752-9148 or
Darrel Summers at 386-
Jan. 7
Live Oak Single's
Live Oak Single's will
meet at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 7, at
the fellowship hall of Live
Oak Christian Church on
US 129 North beside Walt's
Ford dealership. This is not
a church event. Park be-
tween church and cemetery
on church property or along
US 129 North. For more
info, call 386-364-4756 af-
ter 3 p.m. or visit web site
Jan. 7-9
Icebreaker Swap Meet
Icebreaker Swap Meet, a
three-day event at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park &
Campground with demon-
strations, exhibits, odds and
ends, and new John Deere,
Kubota, Massey Ferguson,
New Holland and Veltra
tractors. Come out and en-.
joy the weekend! Cabins,
RV sites and tent camping
plus horseback riding and
SOS Caf6 for great meals,
Craft Village and Country
Store for your convenience.
Contact Tom Salmons, 352-
584-4326' for info. For
camping reservations or
info call the Park at 386-
364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.com. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr., Live Oak, FL
Jan. 8
Elk's National Free,,
Throw "Hoop Shoot"
Elks National Free Throw
"Hoop Shoot" Contest for
all boys and girls, ages 8-
13, will be held at Suwan-
nee, Middle School af"' 'f
a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005
Contestant age groups will
be determined by their age
as of April 1, 2005. Local
winners advance to district,
state regional and national
competition. National finals
are held in Springfield,
Mass. For more info, con-
tact your local Elks "Hoop
Shoot" director, Charles
Walker, 386-364-4601, or -
visit www.elks.org/hoop-
Jan. 8-10
Falconry School
Another exclusive pro-
gram ofAccipiter Enterpris-
es is the International Fal-
conry Academy and Falcon-
ry one day workshops. This
comprehensive three-day
course will be held in a
country setting at the Spirit
of the Suwannee Camp-
ground in Live Oak
Classes cover applicable
laws and ethics, bird
species, training techniques,
bird temperament and safe-
ty, required equipment, and
introducing your bird to the
world of Falconry. Course
includes textbook and
gauntlet. Reservations re-
quired. The Academy is
scheduled for Saturday,
Sunday and Monday on Jan.
8, 9 and 10. The Falconry
Workshop is scheduled for
Saturday, January 8; from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To down
load a registration form vis-
i t
my.html. For more info, call
an.try Jamboree9
Sun Country Jamboree

LIVE! From Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park - It's
the Sun Country Jamboree!
That familiar announcement
begins another performance
by some of the best "Good
Ole Boys and Girls" who
make music and fun regu-
larly in Live Oak. If you lis-
ten to the broadcast of the
Jamboree on your favorite
radio station or attended the
show in person - Welcome!

Visit our website www.sun-
countryjamboree.com for
complete schedule of
monthly shows. For camp-
ing reservations or more
info call the Park at 386-
364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.com. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr., Live Oak, FL
Jan. 10
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
North Florida Community.
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Jan. 10, at
6 p.m., in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tiona / technical
programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 10
American Red Cross
will hold a Fundamentals
of Instructor Training
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a Fundamentals of In-
structor Training class from
9 a.m.-5-p.m., Monday, Jan.
10, at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Jan. 10.11.12 and 14
Hospice of the Suwannee.
Valley Volunteer Training
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold volunteer
trainingfrom 1-4 p.m. on-
Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 14 at
their office located at 618
SW Florida Gateway Drive,
Lake City. Whether you like
to work with patients or
"behind the scenes," come
and learn how you can use
your talents and extra time
"td6~ip 'fhiise facing a termi-
ial'iIlness. :Ify'oYi would like'
to volunteer, please join us i
for this twelve-hour training
series, Registration re-
quired. To register or for
more info, contact Carolyn
Long at 386-752-9191.
Jan. 10
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association
SThe Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail, Associa-
tion will hold its monthly
meeting from 7-9 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at
the Suwannee River Water
Management District on US,
90 and CR 49, two miles
east of Live Oak. The public
is welcome! The program
presenter will be Liz Sparks
who works as a recreation
planner for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission
and spends a lot of time en-
joying the beautiful wilder-
ness of Florida. She studies
native plant lore and will
present an historical per-
spective of traditional plant
usage in the Southeast. Af-
ter the program stay for a
discussion about Suwannee
Chapter's upcoming tours
and trips, many of which are
open to the public. Hikes on
the Florida National Scenic
Trail are being planned as
are trips to Steinhatchee and
Mission San Luis in Talla-
hassee. For more details on
the meeting contact Chap-
ter Chair Don Neale at 386-
3 6 2 - 4 8 5 0 ,
Jan. 11
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic

North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. TABE is
required for acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-

Jan. 11
Suwannee River Water
Management District's
governing board will meet
Suwannee River Water
Management District's
(District) governing board
will meet at 9 a.m. on Tues-
day, Jan. 11, at District
headquarters, SR 49 and US
90 East, Live Oak. The
meeting is to consider Dis-
trict business and conduct
public hearings on regulato-
ry and land acquisition mat-
ters. A workshop will follow
the governing board meet-
ing. All meetings, work-
shops and hearings are open
to the public.
Jan. 12
American Red Cross
will hold an Instructor
Training class in Lake
. The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Instructor Training
class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 12, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 13
American Red Cross
will hold an Instructor
Training class in Lake
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Instructor Training
class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 13, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite, 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 13
American Red Cross
will hold a Community
Water Safety class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold .a Community Water.
Safety class from 6-9 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 13, at their
office at 264 NE'.Herhiando
i, Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 15
American Red Cross
will hold a First Aid/CPR
(adult/child/infant) class
in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a First Aid/CPR
(adult/child/infant) class
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Satur-
day, Jan. 15, at their office
at 264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. For
info and to register, call-
Jan. 15
Lewis Family will
perform at-Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park &
America's First Family of
Bluegrass Gospel Music
will be performing at the
Spirit of the Suwannee Mu-
sic Park & Campground af-
ter having celebrated 50
years of recording their an-
nual Christmas show. Plus
they have just finished
recording a new CD and
cassette titled "Angels
Gathering Flowers" which
includes songs written by
Tom T. Hall, Randall Hyl-
ton, Wayne Haun, Larry Pe-
tree and other great writers.
You can purchase this new
CD or cassette online at
sic.com. Opening for the
Lewis Family will be
"Heather Allen & True
Heart" http://true-
heart2004.tripod.com/. For
camping reservations or
info call the Park at 386-

364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.com. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr., Live Oak, FL
American Red Cross
will hold an Infant and
Child CPR class in Lake
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of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Infant and Child
CPR class from 6-9 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan 18, at their of-
fice at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 18
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Edu-
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) on Tuesday,
Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tio n.a / technical
programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 18
Helping Hands Volunteer
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation will be held

from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Hos-
pice of the Suwannee Val-
ley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. Make a
difference in someone's
life! After attending orien-
tation and completing the
screening process, you will
be eligible for volunteering
in the Hospice Attic - thrift
store, administrative of-
fices as well as helping at
special events, educational
fairs, community events
and fund raising. You must
register for orientation. To
register or for more info
contact 'Carolyn Long at
Jan. 18 and 19
NFCC will conduct
GED tests
North Florida Communi-
ty College will' conduct
GED tests Jan. 18 and 19,
at 6 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to furnish a photo
ID. NFCC holds GED
preparation courses free of

charge; there is a fee for the
test. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register please
call 850-973-1629.
Jan. 20
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult
CPR/First Aid class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR/First
Aid class from 6-9:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 20, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
Jan. 24
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) on Monday,
Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
t i o n al / te c h n i c a 1
programs. Photo ID re-

quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 25
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult CPR
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR class
from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday,
Jan. 25, at their office at
264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. For
info and to register, call
Jan. 25
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. TABE is
required for acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-!

Jan. 27
American Red Cross
will hold a First Aid class
in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a First Aid class from
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27,
at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 4-6
19th Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire comes to
life in Gainesville on Jan
29-30 and Feb. 4-6
The Alachua County Fair-
grounds come to life as the
19th Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire brings the
magic of the past to
Gainesville. Join hundreds
of actors, artisans and vol-
unteers for two weekends of
merriment Janl 29-30 and
Feb. 4-6. Faire hours are 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Friday. Admission
'is $10 for adults, $5 for
children ages 5-17 and frpe
for children ;4 and younger.

For more information call
352-334-ARTS or visit
Jan. 31
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Jan. 31, at
6 p.m., in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-


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-n Sky Realty
K .aren Barnhill
SOwner and Lic. Real Estate Broker

(386) 294-1576
Toll Free: (800) 605-1576
Corner of US 27 and Monroe St.
.Mayo, FL 32066
Website: www.southernskyrealty.com

Live Oak
(386) 364-1576
Toll Free: (800) 822-1576
South Oaks Square Shopping Center
1554 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32062

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For more information about this home, call the associates
of Poole Realty at 386-362-4539.

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great place for family camping pnd cottage across form the park on 1/2 of a
getaways. NOTE!! Electric in area AND This a flag lot with 166+ feet of US HWY city block, covered with many granddaddy
close to fishing on the Gulf!! MLS#42136 27 frontage. Possible to re-zone to oaks and flowering shrubs. MLS#.4286
$35,000 commercial. MLS#42323 $114,900 $45,000 128320JRS-F

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2806 West US Highway 90
Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32055

agency, Inc.S 1-800-8057566

(1) 20 (+/-) ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property is located a short distance from
Charles Springs and a boat ramp on the Suwannee River. $3,350 per acre - owner financing
'available (Owner/Broker)
(2) 84.50 (+/-) - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
oak and pine trees. Great home site $3,000 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(3 65 ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
oak and pine trees. Great home site! $3,000 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(4) 155 (+/-) ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - gently rolling land located next to Peacock
Springs State Park. Ideal for home site or hunting! $2,995 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(5) 210 (+/-) ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property is located on State Road #51 about 3
miles north of the Suwannee River. Great location for home site! $3,500 per acre'
(6) 645 ACRES - MADISON COUNTY - gently rolling land with majestic hardwoods along the
meandering of a creek that runs through the property. Land is in 19 & 20 year old planted
pines and has paved road frontage. Ideal for hunting, other recreational uses or home site.
$2,725 per acre
(7) 674 ACRES - MADISON COUNTY - this tract has some cut over land, about 195 acres of
2001 planted sand pines and some beautiful hardwood hammocks surrounding the Sand Pond.
Ideal'for deer and turkey hunting. Property is a short drive from 1-10. $1,995 per acre
For additional information, contact
E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:ward@danielcrapps.com"

Lighthouse Realty
of North Florida, Inc.
- Corner oif Hwny 27 & Clyde Avenue, Mayo, Florida
Heather M. Neill, Broker
PHONE: (386) 294-2131 MOBILE: (386) 208-5394

5.44 ACRE CORNER LOT in Kawalquin

Acres. Within 5 minutes of Branford and
the Suwannee River. Quiet country living
waiting for your site built or manufactured
home. $36,000. #43651.

minute away from this very pretty lot.
Heavily treed, in nice neighborhood, I
mile from the Rodman Reservoir
(Ocklawaha River) boat ramp and some
of the best fishing in Florida! 30 minutes
to downtown Ocala. $6,800. #43665

next-door to DeChamplain's magnificent
"Heaven's Gate Farm," 58 prime acres in
beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
Subdividable. $450,000. #43188.

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32+ CLEARED ACRES with paved road
frontage. Fenced and cross-fenced.
200'/10" well (currently capped). Power
on property. $180,290. #43363. 12317-F

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Tennessee. Beautiful Homes For
Sale@ Great Prices. Call John
Miller @ 931-308-9285.


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Real Estate
Madison County
70 Acres. Hunting Tract w/20 acre
lake and oak hammock. $2100. per
60 Acres. with duck pond and lots of
deer and turkey. $1200. per acre.
Lafayette County
6 Ea. 20 Acre parcels, with duck
pond or sand bottom lake. Large Live
Oaks. $3,000. per acre.
Suwannee River Frontage Lots
Madison County: 150' frontage-with
home ready to move into. $175,000.
Lafayette County: 3 to choose from
with septic permits, $40,000. each. 2
to choose from without septic
permits, $30,000. each.
Suwannee County: 10.2 Acres with
850' frontage. Very private, no septic.
Gilchrist County: 8.2 Acres with
275' frontage. With spring head, no
septic. $150,000.
Dixie County: Without septic tanks-
3 to choose from. $30,000. each.
Call Marvin Buchanan
(386) 294-1211

Convalescent Care
First pay
& Respiratory supplies at little or no
cost. Medicare approved supplier.
Extensive line of brand name
products. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
1-800-815-1577 Ext. 35


ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Farm Equipm

First Day
) FOR SALE 1996 Robalo 2120,
ICULTURE center console w/225 Mercury
w/warranty. Continental trailer. Many
extras. Asking $17,500. Call 386-
Ient 362-4775.

Farm Equipment
Jan. 7-9, 2005
New & Old tractors, Antique Engines,
Lots of Rusty bits & pieces at
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
(386) 364-1683


5 piece cherry sleigh bed. New still
in boxes, never opened. $500.
Can deliver. Call 229-630-7013
FOR SALE Only $300.00! Beige
leather LazyBoy Reclining Sofa.
Great condition. Matching Recliner
chair $100.00. Call (386) 658-3137.


Memory Foam -$499.00.
Luxury Queen Pillow Top-
King Pillow Top-$200.00
Full Double Pillow Top-$115.00

FOR SALE 2003 Honda Rancher.
All-time 4-wheel drive. 27"589 mud
tires, ITP Aluminum wheels,
electronic shift, 145 hrs, like brand
new. $5,500.00. Call 386-330-5352.


First Day
FOR SALE Houseboat, 29 ft.
Pontoon. Self-contained. Fridge,
stove, bed. 2001 hp. Honda 4-stroke,
tilt & trim. $6000. OBO. Call 727-421-
5207 or 727-526-0622.

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no obligation marketing analysis!
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matter.... Call Amy. she is the right
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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. - M. Elizabeth Elliott, Evening 842-2372

(1) Off 76th Street: 10 Acres
wooded, oaks and pines. Good
buy @ $33,500.
(2) Lee, FL: 7.3 Acres on US'
90 near I-10 with a 3/4
bedroom CH/AC home
containing approximately
1,750 sq. ft. under roof together
with a C.B.S. Commercial
Building containing
approximately 12,500 with
11,500 sq. ft. of packing.
(3) 75 acres on paved road on
pasture with some live oaks,
fenced and cross fenced, two
wells, 1/4 mile on paved Rd.
1/4 mile on county grade, good
area. $3,995 per acre.
(4) 177th Drive: 3 Bedroom, 2
bath central heat and air. Home
containing approxaimtely
1,350 sq. ft. Kitchen furnished
225'137 lot. $72,000.
(5) Alapha River: Two one
acre wooded tracts with 200 ft.
on the water. Good country
road. $14,995. $100 Down.
(6) Jasper, FL: 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath, CH/AC, brick, containing
approximately 1,700 sq. ft., tender
roof. Kitchen furnished 147x97
lot, pool, $95,000..
(7) Off CR 51'S.W.: 10 acres
wooded with large oaks, and a
excellent condition, contact
office. 2000 sq. ft. under roof,
detached storage $149,500.
(8) 161 /St Rd.: 10 acres with a
four bedroom, three bath,
CH/CA, brick home containing
approximatley 2,500 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished, 3
car garage. REDUCED to
(9) Duval & Scriven St.: 3

bedroom, 1 bath home cont.
approx. 1650 sq. ft. under roof
240x106 corner lot. $49,000.
(10) Hunting Tract: 13 acres
+, wooded, Steinhatchee
Springs area, river access, and
Hwy. 51 access, recent survey.
(11) CR 132: 13 acres wooded
on paved road with a 3
bedroom, 2 bath, CH/CA
DWMH in excellent condition,
cont. approx. 1450 sq. ft.,
heated area, will have to see to
appreciate. $119,000.
(12) Camping Lot: One acre
riverview lot in the Blue
Springs area, river access.
(13) 16th Street: 1 1/2 acres
with a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home
contains approx. 1180 sq. ft.
(paved Rd.) good area.
(14) Perry. Fla: Nice two
bedroom, CH/CA, brick home
with garage, good area.
(15) Perry Fla: 3 bedroom;
central heat and air, 218x170'
lot, nice trees, numerous
updates, new carpet, paint,
stove & refrig. 100%
financing. $61,900.
(16) Suwannee River: Four
plus acres with 220 ft. on the
water, 4' well, septic tank,
20x32 and 10x20 buidlings.
(17) 177th Road: 10 acres,
wooded 4' well, septic tank,
good county road. $4,200 per
(18) US 90 West & 1-10: 32
Acres, zoned C.H.I., corner
tract, will divide.


All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, disability, familial'
status or national origin, or an
intention, to make any such
preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of'18
living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings "advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free 1-
800-669-9777. The toll-free number
for the hearing impaired is 1-8001


Houses for Rent
First Day
FOR' RENT Country Cottage.
Furnished, 1 BR/1 BA, LR, Kit.
Utilities furnished, no cable. Sleeps
one. No smoking, drinking, drugs on
premises. $600. mo. + 1st mo. & sec.
dep. Call 386-362-1561.
New House CHA Screened Porch,
$600/mo, 1st, last & $300. sec. dep.
1 mi. from Live Oak, Fl city limits. NO
PETS! 386-362-3002
Vacation Rentals

North Carolina. Easy access, great
view, 10 min to rlaggie Valley. 30 mrr
to Crerokl.e, 2 ir;riT I" PaT\nway,
Mountain Stream with picnic area,
Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
$500/wk, $1600/mo. (386) 330-4207

First Day
1 AC. buildable lot near SR 247
$12,000. 2 AC. buildable lot near SR
247 $20,000. 4 AC. lot off 137 on
35th $30,000. 2 AC. lot 3 mi. off US
90 near Madison Co. line $12,500.
(386) 935-2301.
Jasper - 4BD/2&1/2BA DWMH on 1
Rear decks, fireplace, new
carpet.Sm. down & $750/mo.
Call (386) 758-9785
O'Brien - Spacious 3BR/2BA on
2.03 acres. Beautiful Oak Trees Sm.
down & $695.00 mo.
Call (386) 758-9785

Homes for Sale
First Day
FOR SALE by owner-N. Suwannee
County. 3/2 Cypress frame home-
1995. 2100 sq. ft. conditioned+lg.
screen porch & decks. Beautiful 6 ac.
of hardwood forest, high & dry. 3 min.
walk to Suwannee River w/gated
access to miles of state-oWned river
frontage. $213,000. Call 386-362-

Mobile Homes
E. of Brarford-close to beautiful
Itchetucknee River- 3BD/2BA MH
Small down, $625/mo. 386-758-9785


LOTS with well & septic. Owner
financing. Call 386-752-4339.


Help Wanted, .;. ,,

Assistant I1
i(Pending Classification)

State position available with Courts
of the Third Judicial Circuit to
provide administrative assistance
in mediation services. Prefer
minimum of five years of
progressively more responsible
administrative experience.
Knowledge and/or experience in
court procedures" and programs,
particularly in ' the field of
mediation, preferred. Must have
knowledge of standard
administrative practices as well as
office equipment, and computer
related software. The ability to
communicate well and practice
discretion required. Annual Salary
$29,142.60. Resumes must be
received by Jan. 12, 2005.
Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Human Resources
P. O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOL.

Help Wanted

(386) 755-1991

First Day
needed Iwo 121 years experience
required Drug Free Work Place.
.,Call 1386) 294-3411.


The City of Jasper (pop. 2000) is
requesting applications for the
position of City Manager.
Applications should be submitted in
the form of a resume. Salary will be
negotiable and depend on
qualifications. A Bachelor degree
or higher is preferred with 4 years
of municipal government
experience. An equivalent
combination of training and
experience may be accepted.
Professional e managerial or
financial.., experience may be
substituted-on a year for year basis
for, the education and, experience
requiremenl. Work experience
mtlst show successful professional
management and interpersonal
relations skills. The successful
applicant will be required to live
within the city limits of Jasper. The
city manager reports to a five
member City Council. The Mayor
and Vice Mayor are chosen by the
City Council. The city manager is
responsible .for the day to day
operations of the city. The city
provides full services including
police and fire protection natural
gas, water, wastewater collection
and treatment, parks/ recreation,
street maintenance and garbage
collection. Send resume to Mr.
Matthew Hawkins, Mayor, City of
Jasper, 208 W. Hatley Street,
Jasper, Florida 32052. Only
resumes received by January 31,
2005 will be considered. Evaluation
of applicants will begin.as soon as
resumes are received. Resumes
received are public record. The City
of Jasper is an equal opportunity



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Help Wanted
Wait Staff
has wait staff positions open. Basic
math & hospitality skills a must.
Experience preferred but will train.
Apply in person @ SOS CAFE
between 2pm-5pm @
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
3076 95th Dr. Live Oak, FL

Bus Drivers
Transportation Deparment is
needing dependable people for
Substitute School Bus Drivers.
Required: High School Diploma or
GED, excellent driving record, and
complete requirements mandated
by the State of Florida. We will train
interested people and help them
acquire the CDL Class B driver's
license for school bus drivers.
Excellent hourly wages and the
opportunity to become full time. For
more information please call
Marianne Wood, Driver Trainer at
386-364-3575. Please call after
January 3, 2005 for more details.
Next class scheduled for January
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing; electric
-and. carpentry. Tools required
Transportation a must Drug Iree
Call (386) 330-2567

People & details oriented, full time,
flexible hours, and weekends
positions open. Basic math
and good phone voice needed.
Call & ask for Toni before
'applying in person @
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
is seeking Class A/CDL. 2 years
experience, clean MVR. Home on
the weekends. FL/GA. Call 386-362-

First Day
Company Drivers Needed
2 yrs. Experience. Must be at least
23 years old. Drug free workplace.
Must have Class A CDL. 386-208-
First Day
Food Service
is accepting applications for
Cooks, Wait staff, & Janitorial
positions. Call 386-792-2030
between 9 a.m & 2 p.m. only.
(386) 755-1991 APPT. ONLY
farm help .
Knowledge of tractor and equipment
is a must. Call 386-330-2567 to
enquire. Drug Free Work Place.
First Day
Food Service
Now hiring, all positions open.
Call 850,-971-0024.


2 BR, singlewide

mobile home,

central H/A.

First month's

rent plus deposit

to move in.

Water, sewer, &

garbage included.

No pets



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call Kellie Shirah of Poole Realty at386-362-4539.



3BR, Singlewide

mobile home.

Central H/A.

First month's

rent plus deposit

to move in.

Water, sewer &

garbage included.

No pets.

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While Springs 362,364 Live Oak 397 Whie
Springs 454 High Springs o 497 Fort While 658
Dowling Park 752, 755,758 Lake Cily ' 776
Luraville 792 Jasper * 842 Florida Sheriffs Boys
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Abbeville 468 Ocilla , 472 Montezuma 472
Oglethorpe 482 Lakeland 487 Homerville 498
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, 549 Sparfs , 559 Lake Park 567 Ashburn 574
Ocklochnee 594 Uvalda 624 Pineview 627
Unadilla - 632 Alma � 637 Fargo a 643 Rebecca
S648 Pills 649 Buena Vista *683 Meigs 686
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Norman Park 775 Morven 776 Sylvester 782
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Moultrie 896 Adel * 899 Moultrie 924, 928
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Help Wanted

(386) 755-7911

First Day
Mechanic w/ diesel engine and
hydraulic experience needed
@ W.B. Howland Company.
Full time position with excellent
benefits package. Apply in person
@ Howlands corner of Walker &
11th St. or call (386) 362-1235.

First Day
Part-Time Mechanic wanted. Must
be ASE Certified. Pick up application
Branford Bumper to Bumper or call

Help Wanted
(Pending Classification)

State position available with Courts
of the Third Judicial Circuit to
coordinate County, Family, and
Dependency Mediation services.
Must have knowledge of County,
Family and Dependency Mediation
procedures. Florida Supreme Court
Certification in Family, County and
Dependency Mediation required.
Knowledge of grant application
procedures preferred. Annual
Salary $43,544.40. Resumes
must be received by Jan. 12,
Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Human Resources
P. O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOE.

Looking for Experienced
Sales People
or Right People with no Experience
Will Train
*Up To 35% Commissions
* Demo Program for Sales
* Health Insurance
* Great Work Environment
* Paid 3% on F&I
*Paid Salary During Training
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Rental Assistance
,2, 3, & 4 BR HC & Non-
HCAccessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
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HUD Vouche-rs Welcome!
1.2 &3 BR I-IC & Non--IC
Accessible Apirmenis

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
Equal IIousing Opportunily m

A Family Park with
rentals. Drug Free
in-town location.Single
and Double lots
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jority of Americans who made
resolutions to start eating bet-
ter quickly forget their pledge.

Why? Because as anyone
who has ever gone on a diet
will tell you, you can't expect
to go from one day eating
whatever you want, whenever
you want, to all of a sudden

cutting back -- or cutting out -
- your favorite foods. It's just
too hard. So what's the solu-.
tion? "To change your rela-
tionship with food, to eat
smarter, and to get. plenty of

exercise," says Robyn Gold-
berg, a registered dietician
from Beverly Hills.
"By changing your relation-
ship with food, I mean not to
sit down and eat because
you're bored or depressed, but
because you know your body
needs sustenance to function.
And I'm not talking about
cookies and candy, but foods
that are good for you," says
Among the foods she rec-
ommends people focus on for
snacks and meals are fruits
and vegetables that are high in
vitamins and nutrients; chick-
en, turkey, fish and egg whites
that contain a lot of protein,
which is the building block of
muscle; and complex carbo-
hydrates like vegetables,
whole grains, peas, and beans,
which contain fiber and
starches. Carbohydrates are
the main source of blood glu-
cose, which is a major fuel for
all of the body's cells and the
only source of energy for the

brain and red blood cells.
Once you have a handle on
what to eat, another thing to
take into consideration is
quantity. Goldberg says not to
overindulge. "Smaller more
frequent meals are a lot better
for you than sitting down to
three big meals a day," she
says. "And don't forget to
make a point of working off
those calories. If you can't get
to the gym, at least take fre-
quent breaks throughout the
day and walk. It's great exer-
Another important point
Goldberg brings up is that a
lot of people think eating
healthy means they have to
stop eating their favorite
foods, but that's not necessar-
ily true. "You don't have to
stop eating your favorite
foods, just switch to a brand
that is more nutritionally bal-
anced," says Goldberg.
In other words, eat smarter.
One brand Goldberg recom-
mends her patients try is

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pancakes and muffins -- by
adding soy. Soy is low in sat-
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such as calcium, iron, zinc,
and many of the B vitamins;
an excellent source of protein;
and cholesterol free.
More and more people are
adding it to their diets these
days, especially in light of
studies highlighting its health
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person's risk of cancer, and in
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As the holidays wound
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popular topic of conversa-
tion with friends, family and
co-workers was how much
everyone overate during the
season's festivities. With the
new year, why not make a
healthy deal with yourself to
include more fruits and veg-
etables in your diet?
The vitamins and minerals
from fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles offer many health bene-
fits. And if you're trying to
shed a few post-holiday
pounds, eating more fruits
and vegetables and fewer
high-calorie foods is a good
place to start. ,
A recent poll showed-that
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sumers are not eating the
federally recommended min-
imum of five servings of
produce a day. Part of the
problem is that many con-
sumers aren't aware of the
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Still others aren't sure how
to fit five a day into their
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One easy way to start is to
include some form of pro-
duce at each meal. For ex-
ample, have a banana or an
orange with your breakfast.,
At lunch, have a salad, or
pack an apple for dessert.
For dinner, make vegetables
a prominent part of your
menu. Sprinkle in a few
healthy snacks like carrot or
celery sticks, a pear or an
apple, and you've got your
five a day.
Another strategy for get-
ting in the recommended
servings of fruits and veg-
etables is to eat a rainbow --
that is, choose produce in a
variety of colors every day.
Deeply hued fruits and veg-
etables provide the wide.
range of vitamins, minerals,


fiber, and phytochemicalsi
your body needs to maintain'
good health and energy lev-
els, protect against the ef-
fects of aging, and reduce
the risk of cancer and heart
Blue/purple fruits and
vegetables like blackberries
eggplant and purple grapes-
contain phytochemicals that
help lower the risk of some-
cancers, maintain urinary,
tract health and memory
function and assist in health
Green foods such as green
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he start of the new year can signal
many changes in your kitchen -
whether it's a resolution to add a
healthy flair to your cooking style or
simply to maintain \our ideal weight
for bathing suit season. With the wide range of
healthy cooking options out there. most people
don't know that something as simple as using the
right oi can bnng them a step toward good health.
It's a common misconception that all fats and oils
are bad for you, when in actuality the right fats and
oils provide an effective energy source for the body.
as well as enhance the texture, taste and aroma of
many foods. The key to a healthy diet is to stay
away from foods and oils v ith high levels of trans
and saturated fats. such as processed foods and veg-
etable oils, and use products with high levels of mo-
nounsaturated fats that may have positive health
benefits, such as avocados, olive oil and canola oil.
The large number of cooking and salad oils in the
market can make your head spin, so which are the
healthiest ones to choose? Canola and olive oils
have long been held as the gold standard in cooking
and salad categories. Canola oil has an ideal balance
of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, which are essen-
tial for a healthy cardiovascular system and have
been noted as having specific health benefits.
However, food companies are now looking into
new types of functional cooking oils that will serve
as healthier alternatives to conventional oil. After
more than a decade of research and huge popularity
in the Japanese market, a diacylglycerol (DAG) oil is
arriving in the U.S. market. Clinical studies have in-
dicated that higher concentrations of diacylglycerols
IDAGs) help maintain a healthy lifesryle %when used
as part of a sensible diet. Enova brand oil (www.en-
ovaoil.com), a diacylglycerol oil that is clinically
show n to store less as fat in the body, is now widely
"Enova oil is made from all natural soy and canola
oil. and since it is not a fat substitute. digestive
disturancesare not expected," said Niar Le Ct'~n,
MS, RD. "More important. the oil has a light, mild
taste and can be substituted for conventional cooking
or salad oil in any cooking routine."
Even though these oils are healthier alternatives,
they are still comprised of fat, and it is important to
not overdo the amount used in your recipes. In fact,
one to two tablespoons can be optimal for your daily
"An important thing to remember is that you don't
have to sacrifice your favorite foods in order to
maintain a successful New Year's regime," says
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of the Food Net work's "Cooking Thin." "The jour-
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Healthy Oil Cooking Tips

* Choose oil with the greatest health benefits, such as the ne\, diacylglIcerol oil and canola or oli\e oil.
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Coarse-grained salt and
cracked black pepper
2 egg whites, beaten
2 tablespoons grated
Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
I cup flour
2 tablespoons Enova oil
I lemon, cut into eight
w edges
Season chicken generously with
salt and pepper on both sides.
Place egg \,hites in shallow dish or
plate. Whisk in cheese and parsley .
Dredge each chicken piece through
egg mixture and set in plate con-

taking flour. Shake plate so chick-
en pieces get coated, urn chicken
o'er and repeat. La> on cookie
sheet lined with parchment and set
ne\t to stove.
Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick
pan over medium-high heat. When
hot but not smokihg, add chicken
and cook, turning once, until gold-
en and cooked through, about 2
minutes per side. Serle with lemon

Balsamic Orange Vinai-
.- delicious. lirghl-tating and
eai-ro.-mnake vinlagitgere to
brighten \ouir ialads.
16 ser ings.
1/4 cup balsamic %inegar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper
2/3 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cups, Enova oil
Combine \iri�ga r;seasoning and ,.,
juice in mediinm bow.l. Whisl un-
Stil seasoning'lis'wfI ll-bld aded.. .''
Gradually add oil while \i go-
rously mining with whisk. Chill
well before serving.

Delicious Green Beans
A health way to spice up a corn-
mont side dish.
4 servings
2 tablespoons Enova oil
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 cups frozen green beans
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated
lemon zest
I tablespoon fresh
chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Heat oil in large skillet over medi-
um-high heat. Add onion and
saute until crisp-tender. Add gar-
lic, green beans. after r and salt
Co'er and cook 3 to 5 minutes or
until almost tender. Remove cover
and cook another minute to e'apo-
rate liquid. Season with ,alt and
pepper to taste. Sprinkle v.ith
chopped parsley and lemon zest.
Place in serving dish and top with
slivered almonds.



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