Suwannee Democrat
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028422/00009
 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: February 2, 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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lccn - sn 95026787
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oclc - 33273861
System ID: UF00028422:00009
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Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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the Suwannee County Fair. Tickets
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Jennifer Richey
Special to the Democat
--A Sunday morning
. accident in Lowndes
County, Georgia has
taken the life of a Live
Oak man and sent his
friend, also a Live Oak
resident, to jail for the
" The crash happened
at about 2:36 a.m. when
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Joshua Bo Speirirng driven by James Skin-
ner, 21, of Live Oak was
heading west on McMillan Road in Valdosta
when it went onto the north shoulder, said
Georgia State Patrol Officer Anthony Heath.
Skinner lost control of the vehicle, struck a
tree with the passenger side and continued
west before the vehicle struck a culvert and

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
A group of four people
who may have established
their own rolling enterprise
to use counterfeit checks
using fake IDs while dri-
ving a vehicle that was re-

Passenger Joshua Bo Spl, i;n;. 20, also of
Live Oak, was thrown from the vehicle and
pronounced dead at the scene of the crash due
to injuries sustained from the ejection.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt, ac-
cording to authorities.
Skinner was treated for injuries at. South
Georgia Medical Center and released to the
Lowndes County Skii.1 ., Office.
Skinner is being charged with first-degree
homicide in Sperring's death, driving under
the influence, failure to maintain lane, reck-
less driving, possession of marijuana and not
wearing a seat belt, according to a statement
by the Georgia State Patrol. Heath also said
alcohol was a factor in the crash and upon in-
vestigation at the crash scene, a bag was
found containing about four grams of mari-
Sperring, who attended Suwannee High,
was a life long resident of Live Oak, attended
Westwood Baptist Church and was employed


ported stolen have run
afoul of a team made up of
numbers of Live Oak Pub-
lix employees, Live Oak
Police and the Suwannee
County Sheriffs Office.
As a result, the suspects
have been arrested in a dra-
matic takedown at the
Family Dollar store on

South Ohio Avenue in Live
Oak witnessed by dozens
and dozens of shoppers and
passersby in heavy end-of-
the-week traffic Friday af-
ternoon, Jan. 28.
Live Oak Police Chief
Nolan McLeod said it was


COMMUNITY POLICING THE WAY IT SHOULD BE: Live Oak Publix Meat Market Manager Jorge
Sanz, left, and Publix Manager Bo Bush talk with Live Oak Police Lt. Buddy Williams Jan. 28 in
front of Family Dollar where police arrested four people who ended up in jail charged with multi-
ple charges of counterfeiting and other charges after a call and help from numerous Publix em-
ployees. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

This vehicle was involved in a Sunday morning, Jan. 30 accident in Lowndes County, Georgia that
killed Joshua Bo Sperring, 20, of. Live Oak and sent his friend to jail.
- Photo: Patrick Warren/Valdosta Daily Times

Governor Jeb Bush spends

night in Suwannee County
Bush came down late to to make it for him, but he
Janet Schrader-Seccafico the breakfast held every said he could do it himself.
Democrat Reporter morning for guests. He "He was simple, very po-

A.J. Patel, general man-
ager of Live Oak's Holiday
Inn Express, was beside
himself with pleasure and
excitement after Gov. Jeb
Bush stayed in his hotel
Jan. 27.
"We were all shaky and
nervous," Patel said. "But
he made us feel so comfort-
able. He looked around and
said, 'What a beautiful facil-
Gov. Bush and his en-
tourage of secretaries and
security personnel stayed in
20 rooms at the Holiday Inn
Express 'oir th night of Jan.
27. Patel said he and his
staff did not know the
rooms reserved by the gov-
ernor's office were actually
for the Governor until two
days before he was to ar-
"It was an honor to have
him and a fantastic experi-
ence," Patel said.
Patel's wife, Beejal Patel,
is also a general manager at
the Holiday Inn. She was
very impressed. "He's a
good man," Beejal said.
"He was very courteous. He
asked my name and he
spoke to some of the guests
at breakfast."

Karen Young is 2004-05 District

School Related Employee of Year

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Branford High School is
the workplace of 2004-05
Suwannee County School-
Related Employee of the
Year Karen Young.
Young, a 20-year employ-
ee of the Suwannee County
Schools system, was hon-
ored on Friday, Jan. 28 when
Superintendent of Schools
Walter Boatright and Bran-
ford High Principal Ted
Roush presented her with
flowers and notification of
her selection from among 11
school related employees of
the year chosen to represent

their respective departments
as school related employees
of the year.
Young will represent
Suwannee County in the
state competition, beginning
with the regional.
A media clerk for BHS,
Young is responsible for cir-
culating about 1,300 books
plus videos each month, su-
pervising and assisting stu-
dents in the library, main-
taining shelves and assisting
the media specialist and
even has lunch duty to per-
form as part of her job. She's
held this particular assign-
ment for the past year and a


Branford High School is the workplace of 2004-05 Suwannee
County School-Related Employee of the Year Karen Young.

made himself a cup of cof-
fee. Beejal said she offered


Governor Jeb Bush and his entourage stayed overnight in Live
Oak at the Holiday Inn Express. Managers Beejal and A.J. Patel
were excited and impressed after hosting Bush and his en-
tourage. The governor's office reserved 20 rooms at the Holiday
Inn Express for the night of Jan. 27, where the Governor stayed
on his way to Jasper for Citizen's Hours, a meeting with the
folks of Hamilton County. L to r: Beejal Patel, Gov. Bush and A.J.
Patel. Photo: Submitted

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Calendar .....................................2-10C
Classifieds ................. ........... 1-5D
Sports .... ................................ 19B
Suwannee Living .............................5A
V iew p oint ..........................................4A
Legal Notices....................................9B

Betty Jo Raybon Emery, 65, Live Oak
Joshua Bo Sperring, 20, Live Oak
Lucille Elizabeth Clark, 84 Macclenny
Madison K. Avery, infant, Live Oak

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Keep up with the past with our new feature page
"Days Gone By" making its debut in this edition of the
Suwonnee Democrat. Readers won't want to miss this
special page each week dedicated to this
generation, so they remember the past and honor
those newsmakers who have gone before us,

Days Gone By
A special feature page
Inside this edition of the Suwannee Democrat
Page 12A

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Live Oak, FL 32064
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Myra Regan, ext. 122


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Janet Schrader-Seccafico, ext. 134
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Yvette Hannon, ext. 130
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* Classified Advertising Manager /
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* Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks, ext. 152
* Circulation
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Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884

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

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Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
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Suwannee County Arrest Record

Editor's note: The Suwan-
nee Democrat prints the entire
arrest record each week. If
your name appears here and
you are later found not guilty
or the charges are dropped,
we will be happy to make note
of this in the newspaper when
judicial proof is presented to
us by you or the authorities.
The following abbreviations
are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee County
Sheriffs 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-
Jan. 27, Christopher Le
Canington, 21, Miami, driving
while license suspended or re-
voked - third offense, FHP M.
Jan. 27, Kevin James Gary,
25, Lake City, violation of
community control on original
charge of grand theft III,
SCSO T. Lee.
Jan. 27, David Wawne
Jones,. 44, 5861 159th Rd.,
battery, failure to appear on
original charges of driving un-
der the influence, driving
while license suspended, reck-
less driving, SCSO J. Bates.
Jan. 27, John Steven Lloyd,
41, O'Brien, driving while li-
cense suspended, possession
of cocaine, possession of para-
pheralia, SCSO B. Akey.
Jan. 27, Irene Mae Reese,
47, 730 Church St., failure to
appear on original charge of
alcohol in city park (Pinellas
County), LOPD A. Moreno.
Jan. 27, Isaac Santiago-
Bautista, 21, 1405 NE Duval
St., Lot 27, violation of proba-
tion on original charge of no
drivers license, LOPD A.
Jan. 27, Lawrence Jose
Summeralls, 57, 12057 217th
Road, possession of firearm
by convicted felon, SCSO T.
Jan. 27, Charles Emanuel
Wheeler, 42, 730 Church St.,
loitering and prowling, LOPD
A. Moreno.
Jan. 28, Tammy Sue Carson,
42, Mayo, criminal use of per-
sonal identification, grand
theft III, SCSO T.K. Roberts.
Jan. 28, Pedro Perez Cirrel-
lo, 21, 146 Horizon Circle,
failure to appear on original
charges of false identifica-
tion/no drivers license, ex-
pired tag more than six

months, LOPD A. Moreno.
Jan. 28, Rickey Todd Dun-
can, 26, transient, violation of
probation on original charge
of burglary of vehicle - three
counts, SCSO T.K. Roberts.
Jan. 28, Lisa Ann Gallahar,
44, Wellborn, battery domes-
tic violence, SCSO S. St.
Jan. 28, Keith Allen Hugh-
es, 20, O'Brien, criminal mis-
chief, violation of probation
on original charge of giving
false name (Taylor County),
SCSO C. Fry.
Jan. 28, Joseph Dale Hum-
mel, 22, 1248 Hamilton Ave.,
driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked - with knowl-
edge, LOPD A. Moreno.
Jan. 28, Craig Aaron Hurst,
29, 10031 SR 51 South, fail-
ure to comply on original
charges of failure to present
valid fishing license, posses-
sion of controlled substance,
possession of less than 20
grams marijuana, possession
of drug paraphernalia, SCSO
S. Senea.
Jan. 28, Padro Jaramillo, 30,
1600 SE Helvenston St., as-
sault, improper exhibition of a-
fire arm, discharge of a
firearm in public, SCSO D.
Jan. 28, Robert Christopher
Kuykendall, 31, 10240 49th
Place, violation of probation
on original charge of worth-
less check, violation of proba-
tion on original charge of
worthless checks - six counts
(Columbia County), failure to
appear on original charge of
worthless check (Columbia
County), non-payment of
child support (Polk County),
LOPD A. Moreno.
Jan. 29, Ronnie Shane Bass,
24, 16323 52nd St., battery
domestic violence, SCSO S.
' Jan: ;29' "Williaml Eugbne
Bates, 39, Ruskin, possession
of more than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of pre-
scription drug without pre-
scription, possession of drug
paraphernalia, FHP B. Creech.
Jan. 29, Ron Christopher
Bell, 29, Orlando, trespass
conveyance, principle first de-
gree forgery, principle first de-
gree utter forged instrument,
principle first degree theft,
principle first degree counter-
feit bank note - 23 counts (Or-
lando) violation of probation
on original charge of utter a
instrument: forgery, posses-
sion of counterfeit bank note,
forgery, utter forged instru-
ment, theft - two counts,
LOPD R. Shaw.

Jan. 29, Shacoma Luande
Gaitor, 30, Winter Garden,
forgery, uttering a forged in-
strument, counterfeiting bank
notes - 23 counts, conspiracy
to commit forgery, theft/at-
tempt, trespass/conveyance,
possession of counterfeit bank
notes, forgery, utter forged in-
strument, theft - two counts,
LOPD R. Shaw.
Jan. 29, Travis Lee Johnson,
19, Lake City, battery - three
counts, affray, SCSO D.
Jan. 29, Kevin Lamar McEl-
wain. 30, Ruskin, possession
of more than 20 grams
cannabis, driving under the in-
fluence - controlled substance,
FHP B. Creech.
Jan. 29, Katrina Ann Reed,
18, Lake City, criminal mis-
chief, assault, SCSO M. Jelks.
Jan. 29, Larry Jamal Smith,
30, Orlando, trespass con-
veyance, possession of fraud-
ulent LA identification, utter a
forged instrument, resist offi-
cer without violence, principal
first degree counterfeit bank
note - 23 counts, warrant on
original charge of sell manu-
facture controlled substance
(Orange County), possession
of counterfeit bank note,
forgery, utter forged instru-
ment, theft - two counts,
LOPD R. Shaw.
Jan. 29, Tracy Morgan Tay-
lor, 40, Dallas, Texas,
theft/auto, principle first de-
gree utter a forged instrument,
principle first degree forgery,
principle first degree theft,
possession counterfeit bank
notes - 23 counts, LOPD R.
Jan. 30, Juan Ramirez, 36,
1405 E. Duval, Lot 25, aggra-
vated battery, LOPD A.
Jan. 30, Elvis S. Redding,
26, 809 Maple St., assault (do-
mestic' violence),; criminal
mischief, LOPD K. Kirby.,
Jan. 30, Sandra Lee Stewart,
39, 1733 Long Ave., driving
while license suspended -
third or subsequent offense,
fleeing and eluding, SCSO K.
Jan. 30, Harold Glenn
Wilcox, 48, Wimauma, failure
to stop for inspection, driving
while license suspended -
knowingly, failure to appear
on original charge of driving
while license suspended - with
knowledge (Hillsborough
County), OALE D. Johnson.
Jan. 31, Richard Earl Fel-
ton, 43, transient, purchase
and possession of cocaine,
LOPD D. Slaughter.
Jan. 31, Henrithson Joseph,

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32, Lake City, violation of
probation on original charge
of driving under the influence
and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, SCSO S.
Jan. 31, Michelle Kilgore,
25, Lake City, violation of
probation on original charges
of worthless bank check,
grand theft auto, pass worth-
less bank checks, SCSO T.K.
Jan. 31, John Paul Lee III,
27, Indian Harbor Beach, vio-

Early-early release for
public schools today
Public schools in Suwannee
County will be dismissed ac-
cording to the Early-Early Re-
lease Schedule today Wednes-
day, Feb. 2, for a countywide
inservice meeting. Announce-
ments will be sent home with
all primary and elementary
students. Call your child's
school if you need to verify
this special dismissal time.
Register Now
Dog Obedience School at
Dowling Park begins
Feb. 15
A 10-week school in dog
obedience training will be held
at Rumph Pavilion at Camp
Suwannee at Dowling Park
beginning Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.
The cost is $20 for ACV mem-
bers and $23 for non-mem-
bers. The sessions are open to
the public. Register at
Copeland Community Center
(CCC) on Marvin Jones Blvd.
or call 386-658-5555. Upon
registering, request an instruc-
tion sheet. The instructor is
Gloria Gram, a certified dog
trainer. David Burch, CCC Di-
Helping Hands Volunteer
"" Orientation Feb. 2"
Make a difference in some-
one's life! After attending ori-
entation and completing the
screening process, you will be
eligible for volunteering in the
Hospice Attic thrift store, ad-
ministrative offices as well as
helping at special events, edu-
cational fairs, community
events and fund raising. You
must register for orientation.
Orientation will be held from
10-11 a.m. on Wednesday,
Feb. 2 (first Wednesday of
every month) at Hospice of the

lation of community control
on original charge of posses-
sion of controlled substance,
SCSO T. Lee.
Jan. 31, Armando Santana
Santiago, 28, 608 Hamilton
Ave., use of a firearm under
the influence, aggravated as-
sault - four counts, .burglary,
corruption by threat of law en-
forcement officer, resisting ar-
rest without violence, intro-
duction of contraband into
county facility, LOPD A.

Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL
Gateway Drive, Lake City. To
register or for more info con-
tact Carolyn Long, 386-752-
Register Now
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold volunteer
training in Jasper
Whether you like to work
with patients or "behind the
scenes," come and learn how
you can use your talents and
extra time to help those facing
a .terminal illness. If you
would like to volunteer, please
join other volunteers for this
12-hour training series from 1-
4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, Feb.
14, 15, 16 and 18, at the Jasper
Public Library, 311 Hatley St.
NE, Jasper. Registration re-
quired. To register or for more
info, contact Carolyn Long at
Lady of the Lake Quilters'
Guild will exhibit quilts at
the Columbia County
Library, Lake City
Now thru Feb. 21
Attention: Quilters and
Lover of Quilts! The mem-
bers of the Lady of the Lake
Quilters' Guild will exhibit
some their quil ts at ihe Co-
lumbia County .Library, i308
NW Columbia Avenue, Lake
City from Jan. 26 until Feb.
21. Come by for a visual


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lite and good looking. I had
to look up to talk to him, he's
so tall," Beejal said.
After staying in the Holi-
day Inn Express in Live Oak,
Gov. Bush went to Jasper for
Citizen's Hours first thing
the morning of Jan. 28 meet-
ing with Hamilton County
The Holiday Inn Express
was built in Live Oak on U S

129 near Interstate 10 in
2001 and opened in August
of that year. According to
A.J. Patel, the business has
grown. Patel wanted to thank
two Florida Department Law
Enforcement officers who
made the entire experience
run smoothly.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
386-362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at janet.schrad-


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Website not cause of hanging

deaths, owner of website says

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
The owner of a "comedy"
website on the Internet says
his website is not the one
that showed three Branford
boys how to play a deadly
game called blackout. In
fact, said the website's
owner, he first learned of
the deaths of three Bran-
ford boys when people be-
gan mailing him at the
website from the Branford
area and other places con-
demning him, wrongfully
he says, for posting infor-
mation on how to perform
the deadly game.
But, even though Michael
Biggins says his comedy
website is nothing more
than that and that he never
posted information on how
to hang yourself, he says it's
frightening that among the
emails condemning him,
he's actually received
emails from some he be-
lieves are kids with an all-
tel.net Internet address ask-
ing how to play the blackout
GAME!" Biggins advises
both in a phone interview
and on his website.

When Biggins first re-
ceived emails on the hang-
ings, he said he thought it
was just another trick that
some of his faithful web
readers try to play on him.
He answered satirically,
making fun. But, then, he
said, he learned it was true
three young people had
hung themselves. Biggins
said he immediately posted
information on the website
that he didn't condone such
acts and said it was not his
website where it could be
learned how to choke your-
In a posting he made two
weeks ago on his website,
blackout.com, Biggins de-
scribes how people who play
the game can stop the blood
flow and possibly die as he
tries to explain how he does
not want anyone to try this
game as it's deadly.
Some people who attend-
ed a parent meeting with
school officials the week af-
ter the last death asked why
the website couldn't be
banned, something Sheriff
Tony Cameron said he
would look into. "The FBI
said there are no federal vio-
lations, the state attorney
said there are no state viola-
tions of the law," Sheriff


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with Stankunas Concrete. He
was the son of Karen and Ser-
gio Castro of Live Oak, broth-
er of Evie Castro and Reed
Castro, both of Live Oak, and
was the maternal grandson of
Reginald "Bo" and Shirley
Sperring of Live Oak and
nephew of Keith Sperring of
Gainesville. Cousins Austin
and Jordan Sperring and nu-
merous aunts and uncles also
survive him., i,
Services for Sperring will
be held Thursday, Feb. 3 at
Westwood Baptist at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Live
Oak Cemetery. Visitation will
be held at Suwannee Funeral
Home at 932 North Ohio Ave
from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 2.
The investigation has been
turned over to the Specialized
Collision Reconstruction
Team in Valdosta, a group of
investigators specially trained
for properly documenting evi-
dence in collisions. They
gather statistics to be used for
successful court prosecution
and to save lives by avoiding
future collisions.
Susan K. Lamb contributed
to this story.

Cameron said Tuesday of
the website and others where
the blackout game is dis-
cussed. "I think it should
not be on there, but it's not
against the law," he added.
The sheriff added that he
doesn't feel anything that
would lead children into
dark areas of life should be
posted on the Internet, but
said that's his own personal
The "game" has been
around a long time, just in
many forms, said Biggins,
and others who have ex-
pressed concern about the
tragic hanging deaths of
Randolph Allen Patrick
Hosier, 12, on Nov. 8;
James "Jimmy" McCoy, 14,
on Nov. 20 and Tevin
Dwayne Touchton, 12, who
died Jan. 12.
All were students at
Branford High School
where middle school age
students and high school,
age students all attend the
same school. Both 12-year-
olds were in the sixth
grade, while McCoy, 14,
was an eighth-grader.
Hosier and Touchton were
School officials and the
Suwannee County Sheriffs
Office began working fran-
tically after the third death
to try and get to the bottom
of why the boys hanged
themselves. The parents of
the three boys say the deaths

are accidental and not inten-
tional. A worldwide expert
in suicides was brought in
after the last death. Others
were brought in to help stu-
dents, faculty and parents
and this week more experts
will be brought in to work
with teachers and parents in
an effort to inform, console
and prevent future deaths if
Biggins said he's been
taken to task by grandmoth-
ers and others for telling
kids how to play blackout,
believed by some to be the
game the three Branford
youths may have been try-
ing when they died by hang-
ing in their own homes. Big-
gins said he did not post any
information on how to play
the game before learning of
the boys' deaths.
The school has the great-
est contact with the kids
and they are working dili-
gently with the kids and
teachers, having meetings
yesterday, and a district
meeting today at 1:30 p.m.
at SHS for all teachers and
Biggins says he just
wants people to know that
he did not contribute to the
deaths of the three through
his website.
Susan K. Lamb may
be reached by calling
386-362-1734 ext. 131
or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews. com.

Everyone is invited to the

first Suwannee County

United Way Auction
United Way of Suwannee Valley
will hold its first Suwannee
County United Way Auction
on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Spir-
it of the Suwannee Music
Park. Viewing of the items
available for auction along
with a silent auction begins at
5:30 p.m. The live auction be-
gins at 6:30 p.m. with John W. Hill
as the auctioneer.
Don Miller, known to many through his performance of
bluegrass music on Power Country 102, will provide enter-
tainment prior to the live auction.
All businesses, agencies and individuals are invited to do-
nate new or used items in good condition for the auction, and
all.are invited to attend the auction. Contact Monja Robinson,
Suwannee County Auction chairwoman, at the Suwannee
Democrat at 386-362-1734 or United Way of Suwannee Val-
ley, 386-752-5604, for additional information or to donate an

Wellborn man arrested for

aggravated battery and assault
On Tuesday, Jan. 25 Suwannee County Sheriffs
S''' " Deputy Brian Barrs arrested Chad Hollingsworth,
-: 26, of 517 6th Ave., Wellborn, and charged him
with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and re-
sisting arrest without violence.
SThe arrest came after Deputy Barrs was dis-
patched to the B&B store in Wellborn at about
Hollingsworth 8:37 p.m. to investigate a fight. After talking to all
parties involved, he . determined that
Hollingsworth had attacked two men in the parking lot of the
B&B store. Hollingsworth allegedly hit one of them in the head
numerous times and threatened him with a handgun. The injured
man ran into the store bleeding and the Sheriffs Office was
Hollingsworth was arrested and placed in the Suwannee
County Jail, where his bond has been set at $25,000.

Two people arrested for possession of drugs

A Fort White woman and a
Gainesville man have been
arrested on various charges,
including drug charges. The
case was made Jan. 26 when
Suwannee County Sheriffs
Deputy Bobby Akey arrested
Deborah Sn'der Klotzsche,
49, of Fort White, and Rory
Carl Thomas 44, Gainesville.
Klotzsche was charged with

possession of cocaine and
possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana. Thomas
was charged with driving
while license suspended
(knowingly), possession of
cocaine and possession of
less than 20 grams of mari-
juana. ,
At approximately 6:25
a.m. Deputy Akey was on pa-

trol on US 27 when he ob-
served a vehicle parked at the
entrance to Three Rivers
Feed. After approaching the
vehicle and obtaining the dri-
vers identification, he found
the license had been suspend-
ed since.2003:.A search of the
vehicle revealed a backpack
with a zip lock bag inside
containing what appeared to

be cocaine under the passen-
ger, Klotzsche's, seat.
Both Klotzsche and
Thomas were arrested and
transported to the Suwannee
County Jail. After her bond
was set at $3,500, Klotzsche
was able' to obuirt 'a surely
bond through a local bonding
agency. Thomas' bond "has
been set at $3,500.

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uutmannee e4rmorrat
MYRA C. REGAN Members o0 the Suwannee)
Publisher Democrat editorial board are Myra
C. Regan, publisher, and Susan K.
SUSAN K. LAMB Lamb, managing editor Our
Managing Editor View is formed by that board

Dear Editor:
I want to thank the Live Oak Church of God, Pastor
Fred Watson and Assistant to the Pastor David Addis
for showing my family what Christmas is all about dur-
ing the trying year my family has suffered through!
They are all truly Angels from Heaven!
Thanks and God Bless!
The Tasker Family

Dear Editor:
As a very concerned and upset resident of Suwannee
County I am writing to you about the deplorable con-
dition of the shoulders of too many of the county's
roads, highways and byways. I traveled most of the
roads of Florida for many years in my work before re-
tirement, but I never saw the amount of trash and filth
which exists in our area today. To be specific, one of
the filthiest stretches of roads in the county is CR 49
between SR 247 and SR 27. This condition is contrary
to all the advertising and propaganda set forth by both
the county and the state that touts "the beauty of
Suwannee County." I am sure it is discouraging to
those who might be considering spending time in this
area as tourists or to those who might be considering a
permanent move here. In addition, I'm sure that many,
many other local residents feel as strongly about this
as I do.
The Board of County Commissioners was elected to
handle such problems but in my opinion, in this con-
nection they have failed. There must be ways to correct
this horrible situation, and I respectfully request that
you look into it very carefully and take immediate steps
to clean things up. I might suggest that city, county and
state prisoners be utilized more than they are to do this
clean-up work-at no additional cost to the taxpayers.
Sincerely yours,
Charles H. Meyers Jr.


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Anti-intellectualism among the academic elite

Dr. Lawrence Summers, pres-
ident of Harvard University,
has been excoriated for sug-
gesting that innate differences
between men and women might
be one of the reasons fewer
women succeed in the higher
reaches of science and math.
Adding insult to injury, he also
questioned the role of sex dis-

crimination in the small number of female professors
in science and engineering at elite universities.
Professor Nancy Hopkins, an MIT biologist, at-
tended the National Bureau of Economic Research
conference titled "Diversifying the Science and Engi-
neering Workforce" where Dr. Summers gave his lec-
ture. She had to leave the lecture, explaining to a
Boston Globe (Jan. 17, 2005) reporter, "I would've
either blacked out or thrown up." In today's campus
anti-intellectualism, it's acceptable to suggest that ge-
netics explains some outcomes; but it's unacceptable
to use it as an explanation for other outcomes. Let's
try a few, and guess whether Professor Hopkins
would barf.
Suppose a speaker said that sickle cell anemia is
genetically determined and occurs almost exclu-
sively among blacks. Would Professor Hopkins
stomp out of the room, charging racism? What if it
were said that a person's chances of being a carrier
of the gene for Tay-Sachs disease, a disease without
a cure, is significantly higher if he is an Eastern Eu-
ropean (Ashkenazi) Jew? Would Professor Hopkins
barf and charge the speaker with anti-Semitism?
Jon Entine, in his book "Taboo: Why Black Ath-
letes Dominate Sports And Why We're Afraid to
Talk About It" (1999), says, "All of the 32 finalists
in the last four Olympic men's 100-meter races are
of West African descent." The probability of such
an outcome by chance is all but zero. The genetic
physiological and biomechanical characteristics
that cause blacks to excel in some sports - basket-
ball, football and track - spell disaster for those
who have aspirations to be Olympic-class swim-
mers. Entine says, "No African American has ever
qualified for the U.S. Olympic swim or dive team.
Indeed, despite a number of special programs and
considerable funding that have attracted thousands
of aspiring black Olympians, there were only seven


blacks who could even qualify
to compete against the 455
swimmers at the 1996
Olympic trials."
Do you suppose Professor
Hopkins would charge Entine
with racism? The only behav-
ioral genetic explanation that
campus anti-intellectuals un-
questioningly accept is that
genetic origins.

Dist. 1 - Jesse Caruthers,

Tony Cameron

Dist. 2 - Doug Udell

Clerk of Court
Kenneth Dasher


homosexuality has

What about women in the professions? In my col-
league Thomas Sowell's 1984 book "Civil Rights:
Rhetoric or Reality," there's a chapter titled "The
Special Case of Women." He says, "The economic
ramifications of marriage and parenthood are pro-
found, and often directly opposite in their effects on
men and women." Marriage increases male labor-
force participation and reduces that of women. Mar-
riage increases career interruption for women but not
men. That's important for career advance and selec-
tion. If you're a good computer technician, engineer
or specialist in the higher reaches of science and tech-
nology, and you leave your job for a few years, much
of your skills and knowledge will be obsolete when
you return. The same obsolescence is virtually absent
in occupations such as editor, librarian and school-
teacher. This factor, instead of sex discrimination,
might explain some of the career choices made by
But what about the flap over Dr. Summers' sugges-
tion that genetics or innate differences might play a
role in the paucity of women in science and engineer-
ing? It's not that important whether Dr. Summers is
right or wrong. What's important is the attempt by
some of the academic elite to stifle inquiry. Universi-
ties are supposed to be places where ideas are pursued
and tested, and stand or fall on their merit. Suppres-
sion of ideas that are seen as being out of the main-
stream has become all too common at universities.
The creed of the leftist religion is that any difference
between people is a result of evil social forces. That's
a vision that can lead to the return to the Dark Ages.
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 Cre-
ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Cre-
ators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.


Dist. 3 - Ivie Fowler
Vice-Chairman 658-1602

Property Appraiser
Lamar Jenkins

Dist. 4 - Billy Maxwell
Chainnan 963-5460

Tax Collector
George Burnham

Dist. 5 - Randy Hatch

Supervisor of Elections
Glenda Williams

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

of Schools

School Board Members


Walter Boatright Jr.
Office 362-2601

Dist. 1 - Jerry Taylor

Dist. 2 -
Muriel Owens

Dist. 3-
Julie Blake Ulmer

Dist. 4- Barbara Ceryak

Dist. 5 -
J.M. Holtzclaw,

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Holly Sarah Tuttle and Percy Hoyt Rosenbloom


Tuttle - Rosenbloom

announce engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Tuttle of Live Oak announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Holly Sarah Tuttle, to Percy Hoyt
Rosenbloom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rosenbloom III of
Jacksonville. A June wedding in Jacksonville is planned. The
bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a
ninth grade mathematics teacher at Frank H. Peterson
Acadamies of Technology in Jacksonville. The future groom
is also a graduate of the University of Florida and is an em-
ployee of FCC Equipment Financing in Jacksonville.

Order Now! Live Oak Garden

Club Caladium sale coming up
Li I i.ik t.jarden Cr'lil imiiembei t .IC .lkn, 'ilder'.s F,i N, II
Cal.Jidinum builb ,i be Jelivered in mird-'l.tilI Clih.'-e reds.
pinl .. ' hlui s . Ii i:', . of all three .II I,.i.c L Icein I d'es Tien
bulb. tio S t'. be paid .i s the .j.idiim iLC pi: ckd up MemL.-
her- .' ill 1. i l i ,nc*:'rdi, . until Feb. 14 ,I D .' I .i-t i .l chance
fti:r-etiitnI' r'I P ?LI iu rder today by contacting any Garden
Club nmeml:.l-! 1.t1i calll Sheryl Kirby at 386-364-.4 sn. You II be
glad .nI did" kG i deniri Tip: 1f ,,u p1lnt . . 11i b, ul , in tra'[ e
it len.rithin; h1 lj c.orl,.il dilrpL,, time. Plant some in Liae April
and 'i.-, H.,id u.,m oic it to pl.ini in LitL June to maintain a
fi( i c l i: l,, l' plal. in your - 'iIII lie'n I thIl i0L l l 'Mtlh1

Kimberly Niara-Elise Acosta NeSmith

Robert and Doris Wade

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wade

to celebrate 50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wade of Wellborn will celebrate their
50th anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and
grandchildren on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 3-5 p.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at Pinemount Baptist Church in McAlpin.
Robert Wade and Donna Yelton were married on Valentine's
Day, 1955, in Hazel Dell, Ill. with the Rev. Fred Carlen officiat-
The Wade's are parents of three children, Scott Wade of Well-
born, Shelly (Buddy) Allison of Woodbridge, Va. and Shari
(Gary) Herron of Luraville. They have five grandchildren, John-
ny and Ashley Allison, Heather and Gary Lee Herron, and Brit-
tany Slaughter, and one great-grandchild, Bryson Scott Lee
Mr. Wade is a retired welder, and Mrs. Wade retired from the
Suwannee County School System where she served as an ad-
ministrative secretary for 25 years.
No local invitations are being sent, but you are cordially invit-
ed to share this special occasion with the Wade's on Feb. 12. The
couple requests only the gift of your presence, but would enjoy
receiving cards.

Kimberly Niara-Elise

Acosta NeSmith
Kimblin and Winifred Acosta NeSmith are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of their precious bundle of joy. Kimberly
Niara-Elise Acosta NeSmith was born on Saturday, Jan. 8,
2005, in Tallahassee. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
The proud grandparents are Cornelia Williams and Willis
Acosta Sr. of Live Oak and James and Elizabeth NeSmith of

Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation Feb. 2
lMake a differences in someone' life' Afte r artendinL orienta-
tion ind completing the screening process. you '.'.ill be eligible
tfr ' olunieennii in the IHospiic \ttic thrift store. adirr nistrati e
oflices as . ell as hlielping ait speciall e' ents. educatioai t.air.
community ee ellt and luid raising You must register for ori-
entanon. Orientation v. Ill be held from 10-I II a i n \Vednes-
d.\, Feb. 2 (fiist \\ edne-sdj of e\ erN month at Hospice of the
Suiiannee \aille\. hl. \\ FL iGatiLa', Dri\e. Lake City. To
register oi for moie info conti.ict Carol',n Long, 3So-'.52-9191

NFCC's Cathy Simcox completes Wheeler appointed to College Goal Sunday project

college leadership program - Project helps students fill out federal aid forms-

reer and Technical I
Center Director Cathy
completes college Il
program. - Photo: Submitte
Cathy Simcox, Di
Career and Technica
tion at North Florida
nity (NFCC), has g
from the Academy fo
ship and Developmer
gram created for the
of advancing organ
leadership and provic
cession planning fo:
in community and

,.. colleges in Florida.
, -.- Simcox completed the year-
- -. long, skills-based program in
November which consisted of
an initial five-day residential
-- training session at Florida's
SValencia Community College,
a 12-month practicum experi-
';--- ence which focused on the
implementation of an individ-
ualized professional develop-
. ment plan and a final week of
on-site training at Hillsbor-
ough Community College.
DERSHIP Topics covered in the training
FCC Ca- were The Complex Role of
Education the Organizational Leader,
y Simcox Building Effective Work
leadership Teams, Strategic and Scenario
ed Planning, Managing Conflict,
rector of Leading Change, Behavioral
al Educa- Work Styles- Understanding
Commu- Self and Others and Appreci-
graduated ating Diversity.
r Leader- The Academy for Leader-
nt, a pro- ship and Development is a
purpose program created in conjunc-
izational tion with the Chair Academy,
ding suc- a division of the Maricopa
r leaders Community College District,
technical in Mesa, Ariz. Participants in

the program are nominated by
their individual colleges and
selected to attend.
A resident of Monticello,
Simcox joined NFCC full-
time in 2001 after working as
an adjunct at the College
since 1996. In 2002 she took
over as interim director of the
NFCC Career and Technical
Education Center and was ap-
pointed to the position full-
time in July 2003. She holds
a master's degree from Troy
State University and a bache-,
lor's from the University of.
Central Florida.
"Of the supervisory train-
ing I've been through, this
program is by far the best,"
said Simcox. "It is superb
training and I highly recom-
mend it for any administra-
For more information, con-
tact the NFCC College Ad-
vancement Office or e-mail

Hapy 5th


Ski 'Rheuna
TyLeah Brown

February 2, 2005

Love always: Mom, Dad, Tot,
Aunts, Uncles, Grandmom,
Grancidfther & Alice

North Florida Community
College recently announced
that Dean of Enrollmeint Ser-
vices Mary Anne Wheeler will
work with other community
college professionals on a pro-
gram aimed at increasing aid
opportunities to low-income
students. Chancellor J. David
Armstrong, Jr., leader of the
Florida community college
system appointed Wheeler to
the steering Committee which
will develop and put into prac-
tice a plan for Florida in Febru-
ary 2006.
College Goal Sunday is a
program to help low-income
families and first-generation
college students complete the
federal Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
which is the first step in apply-
ing for and securing financial
aid to attend college.

The Foundation for Florida's
Community Colleges and the
Division of Community Col-
leges and Workforce Educa-
tion has accepted a planning
grant from the Lumina Foun-
dation for Education to estab-
lish the program.
Wheeler and other members
of the steering committee will
select a Sunday afternoon in
February 2006 following the
Super Bowl and coordinate
with volunteer financial aid of-
ficers to visit selected local
sites. These volunteers offer
families and students the op-
portunity to learn about the fi-
nancial aid application process
and complete the FAFSA at the
For more information con-
tact Wheeler at 850-973-1605
or e-mail College Advance-
ment at NEWS@nfcc.edu.

rollment Services Mary Ann
"Wheeler was appointed to the
College Goal Sunday project
to assist low-income students
in the application process for
securing financial aid to at-
tend college. - Photo: Submitted


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"16" Brittany
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We love you!
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Birth Announcement

Richard Elwood

So04. Hurst

Parents: Jennifer & Chad Hurst
Grandparents: Edward Hurst of Jasper
and Cathy Pennington of Live Oak

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Public i hools in
Su\annee Count\ ill be
dismissed according to the
Earls\-Earl; Release
Schedule on \ednesday,.
Feb. 2. for a countva ide
Insernice meeting.


Betty Jo "Mother Eagle"
Raybon Emery
Betty Jo "Mother Eagle"
Raybon Emery
March 5, 1939 -

etty Jo "Mother Ea-
gle" Raybon Emery,
65, of Live Oak,
passed away on Wednesday,
Jan. 26, 2005, in her home.
The Suwannee County native
was of the Overhill Cherokee
Nation Panther Clan. She was
a homemaker and of Pente-
costal faith.
Survivors include her com-
panion, William Emery of
Live Oak; two daughters,
Jeanie (Larry) Cox and Sandra
(Charles) Gaskins, both of
Live Oak; one son, Robert
Phelps of Live Oak; two spe-
cial children, Jennifer Cain
and Robert Koster; four sis-
ters, Jo Tyre of Live Oak, Re-
nee Hadley and Linda Simon,
both of Inverness and Patricia
Morris of Jacksonville; 10
grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren and 19 step-
grandchildren; 19 step-great-
grandchildren; and "all the
many friends of my grandchil-
dren who call me grandma."
Emery was preceded in
death by her son, Henry
Phelps, one sister and four
Memorial services will be

conducted at 3 p.m., today,
Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Beulah
Baptist Church Cemetery,
Live Oak, with the Rev. Dan
Dear officiating with a recep-
tion after the services.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak is in charge of all

Lucille Elizabeth Clark
Dec. 16, 1920 -

ucille Elizabeth
Clark, 84, of Mac-
clenny, passed away
on Thursday, Jan. 27, in the
Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab. The Day native lived
most of her life in Suwannee
County before moving to
Macclenny in February of
2002. She was a member of
the Orange Baptist Church in
Live Oak.
Survivors include one
daughter, Helen Clark of Mac-
clenny; one son, Bill Clark of
Jacksonville; one sister, Mary
Harper of Yulee; four grand-
children; and six great-grand-
Funeral service were held at
11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, in
the chapel of Fraser Funeral
Home with the Rev. Joe
Raulerson officiating. Inter-
ment followed at 2 p.m. in the
Orange Baptist Church Ceme-
tery in Live Oak with the Rev.
J.H. Brown officiating.
Fraser Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of
all arrangements.

Joshua Bo Sperring
May 27, 1984 -
Jan. 30, 2005

Soshua Bo Sperring,
20, of Live Oak,
passed away on Sun-
day, Jan. 30, 2005 in an auto-
mobile accident. He was a
life-long resident of Live Oak

and attended Westwood Bap-
tist Church. Sperring attended
high school at Suwannee High
School. He was employed at
Stankunas Concrete.
Survivors include his moth-
er and step-father, Karen and
Sergio Castro of Live Oak;
one sister, Evie Castro of Live
Oak; one brother, Reed Castro
of Live Oak; maternal grand-
parents Reginald and Shirley
Sperring of Live Oak; uncle,
Keith Sperring of Gainesville;
cousins, Austin and Jordan
Sperring; and numerous aunts
and uncles.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 3, in Westwood Baptist
Church with Pastor Jimmy
Deas officiating. Interment
will follow in Live Oak Ceme-
tery. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. today,
Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Suwan-
nee Funeral Home, 932 North
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak.

Madison K. Avery
Jan.29,2005 -

adison K. Avery, in-
fant, passed away on
Saturday, Jan. 29, in
the Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital, Tallahassee.
Survivors are her parents,
Ryan and Anne Avery of Live
Oak; her sister, Kay Avery of
Live Oak; maternal grand-
mother, Joan Hall of Live
Oak; and paternal grandpar-
ents, Russell and Maxine Av-
ery of Live Oak.
Graveside services were
conducted at 2 p.m., on Mon-
day, Jan. 31 in Live Oak
Cemetery with the Rev. Tim
Carver officiating.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak was in charge of all

We want to express our sin-
cere appreciation for your con-
cern: and the' m'ainy acts' dif
kindness shown us during 'tihe
recent loss of our dear loved
one. Frank was a "people per-
son" who loved people and
was well known and liked by
so many people..
Thank you for your prayers,
calls, visits, cards, food, flow-
ers, gifts to the church, and
your words of love and .en-
Special thanks to Dr. Jimmy
Deas, Mr. Bobby Harrell, Tam-
my Michal, Daniels Funeral
Home and. the family and
friends who attended his home
going celebration service. You
will always hold a special
place in our hearts.
God bless each of you.
The family of Frank Ross

AnnouncemenT- v.ill be
sent home .itih all prima-
r', and elementary sru-
dents. Call \'our child's
school if, ou need to \er-
fy this special dismissal

Everyone is invited to the first Suwannee

County United Way Auction

United Way of Suwannee
Valley will hold its first
Suwannee County United
Way Auction on Friday, Feb.
18. The event will be held.at
the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park. Viewing of the
items available for auction,
along with a silent auction,
begin at 5:30 p.m. The live
auction begins at 6:30 p.m.
John W. Hill will serve as the

Don Miller, known to
many through his perfor-
mance of bluegrass music on
Power Country 102, will pro-
vide entertainment prior to
the live auction.
All businesses, agencies
and individuals are invited to
donate new or used items in
good condition for the auc-
tion, and all are invited to at-

tend the auction. Contact
Monja Robinson, Suwannee
County Auction chair at 386-
362-1734 or United Way of
Suwannee Valley, 386-752-
5604, for additional informa-
tion or to donate an item.

Donations needed for Pregnancy Crisis

Center yard sale scheduled for May
The Pregnancy Crisis Cen- household items and clothing. ter is a non-profit organization
ter staff are beginning prepara- Items may be dropped off at operating 100 percent on pri-
tions for its annual yard sale to the Center's location at 212 vate donations, serving the
be held on May 13. Piedmont St., or for more in- needs of over 1,000 women
They are now accepting do- formation call 386-330-2229. and babies in crisis situations
nations of good, clean quality The Pregnancy Crisis Cen- alone last year.

Step Up, Florida -

on our way to healthy living!

Statewide relay to focus on physical activity

Florida Department of
Health (DOH) Secretary
John O. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H., announces
the kick-off of "Step Up,
Florida - on our way to
healthy living!," a statewide
event promoting physical ac-
tivity and healthy lifestyles.
Route 1 began in Escambia
County on Feb. 1, before
making its way along the
Florida Panhandle.
The Escambia County
Health Department (ECHD)
opened the month-long relay
with an event at the Bayview
Community Center and
Bayview Park in
Pensacola. To start the day, a
jazzercise warm-up was
held, followed by weight
training, tennis, trail walk-
ing, basketball, line dancing,
disc golf, yoga, martial arts
and calisthenics. After a day
of physical fitness, the
ECHD will pass along the
"fitness flag" to Santa Rosa
County today, Wednesday,
Feb. 2.
Designed as a relay, coun-
ty health departments
throughout Florida will join
with state agencies, non-
profits and community orga-
nizations to pass along a
"fitness flag" from county

line to county line along four
routes. The routes will meet
in Orlando for the final cele-
bration on Feb. 26.
Route 2 will launch on
Feb. 3 in Madison County
before winding its way
through 21 counties to Or-
Local schedule: On Feb. 5,
Lafayette County will pass
the "fitness flag" off to
Suwannee County at 7:30
a.m. A kick-off will be held
at 10 a.m. at ihe First Feder-
al Sportsplex, then local par-
ticipants will walk, jog,
rollerskate or skateboard the
"fitness flag" 4.3 miles to
Wal-Mart. At 12:30 p.m. the
"fitness flag" will be taken
on horseback to the Hamil-
ton County line. At 2:30
p.m. Suwannee County will

be pass off the 'fitness flag"
to Hamilton County.]
On Feb. 7, route 3 will be-
gin its trek in Collier County
and will move up Florida's
Gulf Coast to merge with
route 1. The combined route
will then make its way to Or-
lando for the finale.
Finally, on Feb. 15, route 4
will begin its journey in
Monroe County before mov-
ing up the Florida Keys,
along East Coast and into
A website will provide a
map of the event, a chrono-
logical look at the progress
each day and highlight the
distance covered by each
leg. For more information on
"Step Up, Florida!" visit the
DOH website at

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This industrious career
woman was hired by the
school system in 1984 as .a
part-time lunchroom worker.
"From there, I moved to a full-
time worker and then finally,
to the assistant manager,"
Young says proudly. Then,
with her eyes on a higher goal,
she became a paraprofession-
al. "In the spring of 2000, I be-
gan a journey that has certain-
ly proven to enlighten me,"
she states in her application
for the honor of district school
related employee. "I enrolled
at Lake City Community Col-
lege to acquire a degree in
teaching. In the past five years
I have attained an associate of
arts degree and enrolled in
Saint Leo University where I
have taken many classes to-

wards my elementary educa-
tion degree." While attending
college, she has maintained a
4.0 GPA at Saint Leo in Lake
Well, Young has been .a
busy woman, but even more
so than told here. Those who
know her tell even more. They
use words such as "she's a joy
to work with, "enthusiastic
about her job and working
with students," always had a
great rapport with her stu-
dents," "has great respect for
her co-workers, volunteers,
"has been a great asset to the
school by participating in ar-
eas such as being a member of
the School To Work Team and
School Advisory Council,"
"actively involved in her
church," "serves on many
committees," "is a giving ser-
vant who has taken part in
such activities as handing out

ice to local hurricane victims,
opening her home to those in
need of a warm meal or show-
er and anonymously donating
money and items to children
in need." And, she does all this
while a single parent who sup-
ported her .daughter through
UF to become a teacher and
attends college herself full-
time while holding down her
job at BHS.
Roush said Young is "hard-
working, always willing to go
the extra mile to do what she
can for the students and other
stakeholders she comes into
contact with." He adds, Young
"is an employee any supervi-
sor would be elated to serve
with given her love for stu-
dents, co-workers and the
community," and he said,
Young "is a shining example
of the "Golden Rule.'"
Young was selected as the


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winners for 2004-05 from
dividual schools listed belo
Suwannee Primary Schon
Judy Woods, paraprofessiol
Suwannee - Hamilton Te
nical Center - Karen Lag
administrative secretary
Branford Elementa
School - Harold Dean
Suwannee County Scho
District Office - Rebec
"Becky" Daniel, adminisi
tive secretary to assistant
instruction/assistant certifi
tion contact and assistant te
book manager
Suwannee Elementary
Donna M. Branch, sch
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Maintenance Department -
Wanda T. Bonds, administra-
tive secretary
Douglass Center - School
Readiness - Dora D.
Townsend, lead paraprofes-

Suwannee Middle School -
Carla R. Williams, school re-
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews. com.

Jr., Live Oak Police Detectives

os arrest fugitive from Maryland

tra- relatives liv-
su- Susan K. Lamb ing on
for Davis Street
Democrat Managing Editor
ca- in Live Oak,
:xt- Live Oak Police have arrest- and it was
ed a female fugitive from found that
Maryland who may have Goines had
ool tipped her hand when she ap- applied for a
plied for a job with the city. position in
1 - According to Live Oak Po- the finance Francis J. Goines
ive lice Chief Nolan McLeod, department
Francis J. Goines, 27, was ar- of the city of Live Oak. Using
rested after LOPD was con- information on the application,
tacted by a detective Jan. 25 detectives went to 941 Davis
From the Montgomery County Street where Goines was locat-
S Police in Maryland regarding ed and taken into custody. The
S Goines. The detective told Maryland warrant charges
LOPD Goines was wanted on Goines with conspiracy to
felony charges in Maryland commit auto theft, forgery, and
and they believed she had fled counterfeiting.
to Live Oak. Goines was placed in the
S Live Oak Police Detectives Suwannee County Jail and
Ron Shaw and Chuck Tomp- will be extradited to Mary-
kins immediately began an in- land, McLeod said.
vestigation based on the infor- Susan K. Lamb may be
Station provided by Maryland reached by calling 386-362-
authorities, McLeod said. 1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
Goines was reported to have susan.lamb@gaflnews.com.

Turkey Federation Banquet

to be held Feb. 26

LPN CLASS RECEIVES THEIR CAPS IN CEREMONIES: The LPN class of 2004-05 receives their caps in ceremonies on December 4.
Front Row L to R: Erica Brown, Donna Thomas, Jody Fletcher, Miranda Philpot, Britney Kouns, Sherrie Harden, Ronda Herring, Con-

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a classic case of the commu-
nity working with police to
take care of business. "This
is a case where some citizens
involved themselves at a
safe distance and worked
hand-in-hand, becoming
good witnesses," said
McLeod. "It's a great exam-
ple of how policing should
work. It's a big case and it
just keeps growing, thanks to
the work of these citizens
who got involved."
And, after reaching the
jail, jailers ran fingerprints
on the two women and two
men who were arrested and
were surprised to find they
had placed one of the sus-
pects in the female section of
the jail who was actually a
man who had the attributes
of a woman on his upper
body, had long hair and ap-
peared to be A woman. He
was quickly moved.
It all started Jan. 26 when
Live Oak Police Detective
Chuck Tompkins began in-
vestigating counterfeit
checks being passed at the
Live Oak Publix Supermar-
ket in South Oaks Square
and Wal-Mart in Lake City,
Sanford and Live Oak. Pub-
lix Customer Service Man-
ager Robin Gill said she had
a gut feeling something was
wrong when she began see-
ing some checks at the store
that didn't look right. Gill
said she worked with the
cashiers to be on the look-
out. But the real break came
at about 4:29 p.m. Jan. 28
when LOPD Detective Ron
Shaw responded to a call
from Gill at Publix that. sev-
eral individuals were at the
store who were believed to
be using counterfeit checks.
When Shaw arrived at Pub-
lix, Gill and Publix Assistant
Manager Mike Green told
him a 1999 Chevrolet Subur-
ban, black in color with a
Texas license plate had just
left the Publix parking lot.
Two people had just been in-
side the store trying to cash
counterfeit checks, Shaw
said, when police were
called. Meanwhile, Meat
Market Manager Jorge Sanz
had followed the car on foot

across the parking lot to
Cheek and Scott Drugs
where some of the suspects
went inside and then got
back into the car aid headed
north on Ohio Avenue. When
Shaw encountered Sanz at
Cheek and Scott, Sanz
hopped in and rode with
Shaw as the officer found
and then stopped the suspect
vehicle in the Family Dollar
parking lot at Eleventh Street
and Ohio Avenue minutes
later. "Sanz pointed toward a
vehicle headed north on
Ohio, I told him to jump in
and he got into my car, and
we followed, Green drove up
later," Shaw said.
Three people were arrest-
ed at that time. Suwannee
County Deputy Tommy
Roberts arrested a fourth per-
son back at the South Oaks
Square after Gill went look-
ing for the fourth suspect
who had remained at the
shopping center, found him
and called police.
The two Publix employees
identified the suspects, ac-
cording to McLeod. McLeod
said a check of the license
plate revealed the vehicle
was stolen in Ft. Worth,
Texas in October of 2004.
However, that is still being
When Shaw began to take
an inventory of the contents
of the SUV, he found a quan-
tity of counterfeit checks in
the vehicle, as well as fraud-
ulent identification and
equipment to make fraudu-
lent identification, including
driver's licenses. A large
amount of money was also
found inside the vehicle.
LOPD, which is continu-
ing its investigation in the
case, said the subjects may
have purchased merchandise
in a number of Florida cities
using counterfeit checks.
This merchandise includes a
security camera system,
video games, DVD movies,
computer equipment and dig-
ital telephone systems. Shaw
said the Sanford Police Fraud
Unit has ongoing cases with
counterfeit check cases in-
volving the suspects, as well
as Lake City, all of which
have come from items found
in the vehicle, Shaw said.

The occupants of the vehi-
cle were arrested and
charged as follows.
*Tracy Morgan .Taylor, 40,
809 Tejas St., Dallas, TX,
was charged with theft/auto,
principal first degree forgery,
principal first degree uttering
a forgery, principal first de-
gree theft and 23 counts of
possession of counterfeit
bank notes.
*Ron Christopher Bell, 29,
4630 Kirkland Rd, Orlando,
charged with trespass occu-
pied conveyance, principal
first degree forgery, principal
first degree uttering a
forgery, principal first degree
theft, 23 counts of principal
first degree possession of
counterfeit bank notes, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges, two counts of utter-
ing a forgery, two counts of
grand theft and organized
*Shacoma Luande Gaitor,
30, 1085 Maxey Dr., Winter
Garden, was charged with
forgery, uttering a forgery, 23
counts of possession of coun-
terfeit bank notes, theft/at-
tempt, trespass of an occu-
pied conveyance and five
counts of conspiracy.
*Larry Jamal Smith, 30,
1352 W. Kaley #B, Orlando,
charged with trespass of an
occupied conveyance, pos-
session of a fraudulent
Louisiana state ID card; ut-
tering a forgery, 23 counts of
principal first degree posses-
sion of counterfeit checks,
resisting an officer by dis-
guise and warrant for viola-
tion of probation on the orig-
inal charge of sale/manufac-
ture/ distribution of a con-
trolled substance.
All four subjects were
booked into the Suwannee
County Jail where they re-
main in lieu of bond.
The investigation is con-
"Thanks to the efforts of
all the cashiers and man-
agers at the store that day, it
ended well," Gill said of the
cooperation of the Publix
employees in assisting the
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb@gaflnews.com.

stance Rossee, Catherine
Sarandos. Back Row L to R:
Jerry Johnson and LaFrenchee
McCreary instructors, Elizabeth
Hawthorne, Teresa Carrier,
Kimberly Haney, Angela
Fowler,.lina White, Kylie Ed-
wards, .Jenny,. Hurst, Rebecca
Willis, Ashley Fralick, Robert'
Phelps and instructor - Marcia
Dickey. - Photo submitted

The Su\v.annee River
the National Wild Turkey
Federation (NW\TF) will hold
its annual Hunting Heritage
Fund-raiser Banquet on Feb.
26 at the Columbia County,
Fairgrounds in Lake Cii,..
Doors v. ill open at 6 p.m. and
dinner will be ser\ ed at 7 p im.
Please contact Todd Kennon
at 386-755-1334 or Tom Ken-
non at '356-30t'2-351 The
banquet will include o\eil 15
guns, artwork, turkey calls
and turkey theme funuture.

Re;'enues from the banquet
will finance projects at the lo-
cal. state and federal level.
Single Ticket - $55: Couples
Ticket - S90, Jakes Ticket -
$20; Sponsor Ticket - $275:
Sponsor Couples Ticket-
$300 'Tickets can be pur-
chased in advance or at the
door. There are ad\erdsing
opportunities for individuals
and businesses. \\e look for-
Sa.rd to seeing ,youfai the ban-
quet Please.,..briag,- your
spouse and children as they
.ue v.elcomne.

Public Invited

February 18, 2005

United Way of Suwannee Valley

First Anual Suwannee County Auction

Auctioneer: John W. Hill, #AU2847

Auction Chair: Monja Robinson

Hosted by and held at Preview and

Spirit of the Suwannee Silent Auction
begins at 5:30 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Live Auction

Bluegrass Musician Don Miller begins at 6:30 p.m.

Quality items donated by individuals and businesses in

Suwannee County. We welcome your donated items.

Items available include an entertainment center from

Suwannee Emporium, W.B. Howland Gift Certificate,

Dinner for Two at the White Lake Yacht Club, and

a vehicle from Rountree-Moore

and MORE!

Come and join the fun.

To donate an item call United Way of

Suwannee Valley at 752-5604 or Monja Robinson,

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Folk duo "Tammerlin" hosts

First Saturday Coffeehouse
- Popular Open Micro- classically trained
phone Night at Stephen Fos- percussionist,
ter State Park - plays conga, tam-
Bringing a range of tradi- bourine, bodhran
tional and contemporary per- and more. Tam- ,
formance styles to the stage, merlin's record- '
the folk duo "Tammerlin" ings have drawn '
will host the First Saturday critical acclaim
Coffeehouse at Stephen Fos- from the folk mu-
ter State Park, White Springs sic magazine
from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, "Dirty Linen,"
Feb. 5. and from the
Tammerlin's musical BBC World Ser-
repertoire mixes 12-string vice.
guitar, banjo, dobro, and Stephen Foster
electronic effects with an Folk Culture Cen-
earthy vocal style and a vari- ter State Park -,
ety of percussion instru- opens the doors . '
ments. Consisting of hus- and offers an ,
band and wife team Arvid open microphone .- .
Smith and Lee Hunter, the to performers on FIRST SATURDAY COFFEE HOUSE: Folk dui
duo's performances extend the first Saturday "Tammerlin" will host the First Saturday Cof
from Scottish ballads to their of each month. In feehouse at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Cen
own compositions. Since its the past, enter- ter State Park, White Springs from 7-9 p.m
beginning in 1989, Tammer- tainment has in- on Saturday, Feb. 5. -Photo: Submitted
lin has shared the stage with cluded fiddling,
Doc Watson, The Band, Alex autoharp and yo- sale, prepared by the park'
de Grassi, Emmylou Harris, dealing, bluegrass music, new A Place in the Parl
Roger McGuinn, Ritchie playing the musical saw, sto- Cafe. Stephen Foster Foil
Havens, The Kennedys and rytelling, poetry reading, Culture Center State Park
Rory Block, among oth- and lap dulcimer music. The White Springs, is located,,o
ers. Smrnh'r- range as an in- Coffeehouse will be held in US 41, three miles iloni I-"4
strumentalist includes Nelly Bly's Kitchen. Admis- and nine miles from I-10
Hawaiian lap steel and sion is free. Coffee and For more information, cal
acoustic guitar. Hunter. a desserts are available for 386-397-4331. To lean

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Drugs That Help Fight High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure makes the heart work abnormally hard to pump blood
throughout your body. Things you can address to help lower your blood
pressure are weight control, reducing salt and alcohol intake, exercise, and
stress management. Obviously, other factors causing high blood pressure
such as race, heredity, and age cannot be controlled.
Drugs commonly used in today's fight against high blood pressure are
diuretics, or water pills. Typically, a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide will
be the first line of treatment. Two families of drugs belong to the second type
of medication, ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Beta
blockers, names ending in "-olol" like metoprolol, occupy the next class by
working to slow the heart and thereby lowering blood pressure. Just like any
other muscle, when it works too hard your heart can strain or injure itself. A
beta-blocker helps prevent these situations. Calcium channel blockers
include amlodipine and diltiazem..These drugs work by relaxing the smooth
muscle around your blood vessels. For the most part, these drugs are used
after the others. Talk to your pharmacist if you would like to know more
about the drugs you are taking.

Q: What is sleep apnea?
A: Apnea is an interruption or cessation
of breathing. For the 2 to 4 percent of
middle-aged adults affected by sleep
apnea, it is not uncommon for them to
stop breathing up to 70 times in an hour.
These episodes can last from 10 to 30
seconds. Breathing resumes with a loud
snort or gasp. Episodes of sleep apnea
deprive a person of oxygen and
thorough rest and can cause extreme
daytime drowsiness. Most people who
suffer from sleep apnea also snore.
Snoring actually is the sound of the
vibration of the soft palate and the
adjoining structures of the throat. It is
caused by narrowing and thickening of
the upper airway tissues. And when a
person sleeps, the soft tissue at the
back of the throat, the muscles in the
airway and the tongue all relax, letting
the tongue fall back into the airway. Your
dentist, in consultation with your doctor,
may be able to custom-fit an oral
appliance that helps keep the airway
open. If you have a problem with
snoring, restless sleep, talk with your
dentist about solutions.
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The Pleasant Hill Home
Community Education
(HCE) Club met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Avon Hicks
on Monday, Dec. 13, for a

meeting, luncheon and in-
stallation of officers. Fol-
lowing a short business
meeting, the group enjoyed
a chili luncheon prepared by
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different members, then the
officers were installed by
Suwannee County Home
Extension Director Merry

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Bracewell - president, Suwannee County Home Extension Director and advisor Merry Taylor, Alene
Touchton - hospitality, Bill Smedley - publicity, Donna Wade - vice-president, Sharon Wood - secre-
tary and Louise Clements - treasurer. - Photo: Submitted

Feb. 2! Where did January
go!!! It doesn't seem possible
that a whole month has gone
by in 2005 already but here
we are at Feb. 2. Faithful
readers know what that
means to me....spring is com-
ing and coming fast. In spite
of the freezing rain. and wind
we've had, it will pass and
those gorgeous North Florida
spring days will begin long
before the official calendar
date of spring. The sun will
shine brightly, it will be
warm, the flowers will push
up through God's earth and
all His glory, will b.e magni-
fied in the color aid beauty
that comes forth....you can
count on it!
Meanwhile, we'll have to
bundle up and shiver a bit
while dealing with drippy
noses, flu and other nasty
things that go along with
I've ordered my caladiums
from the Live Oak Garden
Club already..I ordered plen-
ty so I can plant some along
and along for assured long-
lasting color. You only have a
couple of weeks remaining to

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including minnows
and shiners
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get your order in. If you have
a business and plant flowers
each year, these would be
great, no maintenance bulbs.
Check out the briefly today
for the phone number to call
and for further information.
A special thanks to my
children for a very nice birth-
day and quiet anniversary
celebration at home last
weekend. It certainly wasn't
a good day to be out but all
who could came to be with us
Saturday evening. I can't say
enough about what great
children and grandchildren
we have. .We have certainly
been blessed. Now, it's on-
ward toward the big 50 for
anniversaries and for the
birthday, it's onward to-
ward....well, we'll just shelve
that subject for another time.
This Thursday, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Suwannee River
Water Management's office
at US 90 and CR 49 the
Suwannee County Commis-
sion will again be meeting to
look at possible changes in
the land development rules
for the county. At the first
meeting, you weren't there.
You stayed home and let oth-
ers make decisions for you
on a subject that will effect
everything in the future when
it comes to how the county
will develop. Hey, listen up,

this means it WILL EFFECT
YOU! Trust me, you need to
go to these meetings this
week and in the future to see
what's going on and have
some imput. For instance,
does the county want to per-
mit subdivisions that have no
paved roads, no landscaping,
no underground utilities?
That means lower taxes will
be paid, the county will even-
tually be asked to pave those
roads and YOU will pay for
it. It also means the price of
the property will be cheaper
and likely will have mobile
homes of any kind on it, not
nice homes, meaning the
county will' get less taxes to
help provide for all other tax-
payers. I could go on and on,
but this LDR thing is very
important and requires some
thinking to get worked out.
Either you put out the effort
to attend some or all of these
meetings, or you lose.We do
live in a democracy and if
you don't tell your elected
officials how you feel on
each issue, they'll just have
to vote based on what they
know and have been told by
others. I rest my case.
I must add that Suwannee
County's 2004-05 Teacher of
the Year, Rhoda Webb
Crews, was a perfect choice.
I've known Rhoda since she
was a little girl. She certainly
will represent Suwannee
County well and who knows,
she could move on up to state
teacher of the year. It's possi-
ble! At any rate, congratula-
tions Rhoda, you did good.
And I must say, her parents,
Linda and Lloyd Webb, did a
grand job of raising this
beautiful and smart young
woman, as well as her two



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Now that Hurricanes Bonnie, Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne are gone, it is time to
think about how we can give back to our com-
munity in time of need. Below is the informa-
tion concerning the courses that will be taught.
This eight module training is free to the public
to those who are committed in giving back to
your neighbors, and community. You will re-
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Disaster Preparedness
* Introduction and Unit Overview
* Recent Disasters and Emergencies
* Course Preview
* Disaster and Disaster Workers
* Impact on the Infrastructure
* Structural and Non-Structural Hazards
* Hazard Mitigation
* Home and Workplace Preparedness
* Community Preparedness
* Protection for Disaster Workers
Location: Suwannee County Coliseum,
1302 Eleventh Street/CR 136, Live Oak.
386-364-3405, Suwannee County Emer-
gency Management
Bart Strang - Instructor
Johnny Wooley - Instructor
Harry Reeve - Room Monitor
Thursday, Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Fire Safety
Introduction and Unit Overview
* Fire Chemistry
* Reducing Fire Hazards in the Home and
* CERT Size-up
* Firefighting Resources
* Fire Suppression Safety
* Hazardous Materials
Location: Suwannee County Coliseum,
1302 Eleventh Street/CR 136, Live Oak
386-364-3405, Suwannee County Emer-
gency Management
Bart Strang - Instructor.
Harry Reeve - Room Monitor
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Disaster Medical Part 1
* Treating Life Threatening Conditions
* Triage
Location: Hamilton County Emergency
Management, 904 US 41 NW, Jasper
386-792-6647, Hamilton County Emer-
gency Management
Mark Thomas - Room Monitor
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Disaster Medical Part 2
* Introduction and Unit Overview
* Public Health Considerations
* Functions of Disaster Medical Operations
* Establishing Treatment Areas
* Head to Toe Assessments
*Treating Burns
* Wound Care
* Treating Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains
and Strains

ceive a certificate at the end of this training.
With this training you are able to perform basic
response to help in time of need.
Please contact Suwannee County Depart-
ment of Emergency Management (D.E.M.)
with registry information at 386-364-3405.
Members and volunteers of CERT will be
subject to an application screening process!
* Splinting
* Nasal Injuries
* Treating Hypothermia
Location: Hamilton County Emergency
Management, 904 US 41 NW, Jasper
386-792-6647, Hamilton County Emer-
gency Management
Mark Thomas - Room Monitor
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Light Search and Rescue
* Introduction and Unit Overview
* Search and Rescue Size-up
* Conducting Search Operations
* Conducting Rescue Operations
Columbia County Emergency Manage-
Lt. Ryan Nydam - Instructor Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
Bart Strang - Instructor
Ronnie McArdle - Room Monitor
Thursday, Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m.
CERT Organization
* CERT Organization
* CERT Decision Making
* Documentation
Location: Columbia County Emergency
Bart Strang - Instructor
Ronnie McArdle - Room Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.
Disaster Psychology and Terrorism
* Introduction and Unit Overview
* Team Well Being
* Working with Survivors' Trauma
* Intro and Unit Overview
* What is Terrorism?
* Terrorist Targets
* Terrorist Weapons
* B-NICE Indicators
* Preparing at Home and Work
* CERT and Terrorist Incidents
Location: Suwannee County Coliseum,
1302 Eleventh Street/CR 136, Live Oak
386-364-3405, Suwannee CountyEmer-
gency Management
Bart Strang - Instructor
Sheriff Cameron/Major Colvin
Harry Reeve - Room Monitor
Friday Night, March 4, 7-9 p.m.
'Course Review and Disaster Simulation
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386-362-3004, Suwannee County Parks
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Suwannee County Tree

Farm Inspector

awarded for service

Tim Odom is the Florida
Forestry Association's 2004
Tree Farm Inspector of the
Year. The Tree Farm Inspec-
tor of the Year is determined
by the number of Tree Farm
inspections completed in the
year as well as additional
Tree Farm involvement, in-
cluding management plan
development and other re-
lated promotion and sup-
Odom has been involved
with the Florida Forestry
Association and the Tree
Farm Program for 15 years.
He has served as District
Tree Farm Chairman since
1991, and received his Tree
Farm Inspector Certification
in 2002. Tim has certified

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FORESTS: Suwannee
Coulntv native Tit Odrom
named Inspeclo ofl the
Year. Odom is recognized
for his outstanding service.
which includes ceriilyina
51 Tree Farms in 2004.
* PrilO -_,ubniin^

over 100 Tree Farms since
joining the program back in
Florida's Tree Farm pro-
gram is a part of the Ameri-
can Tree Farm System, a na-
tional program of the Amer-
ican Forest Foundation. It
promotes the sustainable
management of forests
through education and out-
reach to private forest
"Tim enjoys talking with
and meeting new people,
which makes him a perfect
fit in the Tree Farm Pro-
gram," said Jeff Doran, Ex-
ecutive Vice President of
the Florida Forestry Associ-
ation. "His commitment and
belief in the Tree Farm pro-

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gram and Tree Farmers
themselves is evidenced in
his work and dedication
over the years."
According to Odom, his
interest in the outdoors, na-
ture and wildlife led him to
Sa career in forestry. He
holds a degree in forest
technology from Lake City
Community College, as well
as Master Logger and Flori-
da Burners Certification.
Tim is a Company Forester
with Loncala, Inc., and also
worked with the U.S. Gov-
ernment at Cecil Field, St.
Joe Land & Timber Compa-
ny and Stone Container Cor-
Florida Forestry Associa-
tion sponsors the Tree Farm
Program in Florida. For
more intform.ion on I Tree
Farming in Florida. isit
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Tim don is recognized
as the Florida Forestry
Association's 2001 Tree
Farm Inspector
of the Year
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Carolyn Long was the spe-
cial guest speaker at the Well-
born Neighborhood Watch
(WNW) meeting on the final
Thursday of January. She
identified herself as Dee
Key's daughter and a member
of Wellborn Baptist Church
family. She came to speak at
WNW meeting though in her
role as Volunteer Specialist
for Hospice of North Florida.
Carolyn did her mommaand
their church proud and her
sponsoring organization too.
Most people know about Hos-
pice as a helping hand when
the doctor has said to you or
to your loved one, "You have
six months to live on this
earth." Carolyn said their time
of involvement with dying
people has run the gamut from
just a few days to more than a
year. Carolyn describes five
categories of helping hand
services connected with death
and dying. Transitions (con-
tact phone is 352-271-4684) is
an outreach program support-
ing individuals and families
dealing with serious illness.
Healing Heart (contact phone
is 352-379-6239) is a grief
support program providing
counsel to those affected by
loss of any kind. Pegasus
(contact phone is 352-692-
5138) is a pediatric support
program providing help for
children and families facing
life threatening illness and
loss. Palliative Home Care
(contact phone is 352-379-

6217) is a network based
agency providing full range of
home health care with exper-
tise in disease and symptom
management. Horizon (con-
tact phone is 352-379-6187) is
a network based provider of
medical equipment. Carolyn
foreshadowed a possibility
that there may be a Hospice
House resident care giving
home in Columbia County on
our side of Lake City. A look
at the architect's drawing says
it will be just as nice as the
one in Gainesville.
Bill Walters was home for a
few days between Safety Sys-
tems trips. At the WNW re-
freshment table Bill explained
he needed extra walking track
miles on the Wellborn Park
Fitness trail because of his
love and appreciation of
Louisiana gumbo. Bill said
he was just about etouffee'd
out. Betty Barnes and Jane
Campbell are new M&M
members but explain their
new fitness effort does not.
preclude their lunch bunch
meetings each month. They
thought it pretty special that
Bob Murphy drove up from
Spring Hill in order to keep
this month's lunch bunch
date. Bob also picked up mail
for end of month bills. Bob's
friend, Terry Armbruster in
Spring Hill, is recovering
from heart bypass surgery
during which Bob and Terry's
rambunctious dogs took care
of one another. Bob enlisted

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Huge crop of Florida tomatoes

remains unpicked infield while public

perceives a shortage, Bronson says

Acres of Florida tomatoes
remain unpicked while the
general public still perceives
a shortage, Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson was told by. grow-
ers during a tour of South
Florida tomato farms recently.
"I was shocked to see acre
upon acre of unharvested
tomatoes," Bronson said after
visiting tomato farms in
Homestead. "The perception
of a tomato shortage still re-
mains in the mind of the pub-
lic. As a result, consumers
aren't buying tomatoes, retail
grocers and restaurants aren't
placing orders, and our grow-
ers are facing disaster because
they can't sell their crop."
Bronson said that, while
there was a short-term short-
age of tomatoes immediately
after the state's destructive
hurricane season, Florida's
farmers replanted and there
now is an abundance of fresh
"Florida's tomato farmers
worked hard to get back in
business following the hurri-
canes, but are now frustrated
as their crop remains in the
field because they can't find
buyers," Bronson said. "Even
with this abundant tomato

supply, we're still hearing sto-
ries that some restaurants and
fast-food establishments are
still limiting tomatoes or not
serving them at all."
Retail grocery prices for
tomatoes, which had peaked
at nearly $4 per pound in Oc-
tober and November, have be-
gun returning to more normal
levels. Bronson was told by
growers that they are receiv-
ing 15 to 20 cents per pound
for their tomatoes.
Bronson told growers he
has directed his Division of
Marketing and Development
to assist them in moving the
current tomato crop into the
"We want American con-
sumers to know that Florida is
back in the fresh tomato busi-
ness," Bronson said. "We en-
courage corporate buyers for
grocery chains and restau-
rants to move swiftly to help
satisfy consumers' pent-up
demand for this delicious and
healthy product."
Florida's devastating hurri-
cane season - which de-
stroyed tomatoes in the field
and delayed planting of new
crops - had contributed to a
short-term shortage of fresh
tomatoes in much of the

country. The situation was ex-
acerbated by problems in oth-
er tomato-producing areas
(heavy rains during the har-
vest season in California and
a continuing pest problem in
Mexico). As a result, many
consumers saw empty tomato
bins in their grocery stores or
restaurant menus indicating
that tomatoes were available
only by special request or, in
some cases, not at all.
An unprecedented four ma-
jor hurricanes - Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne -
battered Florida's farmers in
August and September, leav-
ing in their wake uprooted
crops, flooded fields and a
battered infrastructure. Many
Florida tomato growers re-
planted their crops after
Charley and Frances only to
see them destroyed soon after
by Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have re-
built, replanted and revived
much of our state's agricul-.
ture industry," Bronson said.
"This is vital not only for our
state but for the entire nation,
since Florida farmers produce
80 percent of this country's
domestically grown vegeta-
bles during the winter

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prayerful support for his
friend and that continues into
this at-home phase of Terry's
Rev. Franklin Pompey of
Wellborn Allen Chapel
A.M.E. had a heart scare with
severe chest pain just as he
was finishing his pastoral role
at a funeral in Tallahassee.
Wellborn folks are invited to
continue in prayer with the
Pompeys, and we all thank
God that our beloved Pastor
Pompey is out of ICU and that
his doctors think surgery can
be avoided and have pre-
scribed medicine instead.
Doris and David Coney in-
vited Doris's dad to come live
with them here after Doris's
mom died. He regained his
equilibrium and found himself
ready for independence again,
which he did enjoy until re-
cent weeks when the 93 years
God granted him on this earth
came to an end. The funeral
will be. in Ocala. May God
comfort those who mourn.
Bill and Natalie Clowser
brought photos of their twin
calves to church. They have
named them Jack and Jill.
Jack thrives on the bottle
feeding and Jill and her mom-
ma remain a bit stand off-ish.
The Clowsers had a scare last
week when an adjacent prop-
erty owner's trash fire got out
of hand. The flames came
right up to the Clowsers'
fence which protects our now
famous new freemartin twins
and all the rest of the
Clowsers' herd. Moral to the
story is Be Very Careful with
any kind of burning, especial-
ly this windy time of the year,
and be sure to Thank God
who also keeps watch.
Saturday is February's
Wellborn Community Associ-
ation Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast Day. See you there,
I hope.

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Crist announces $40 -

million national settlement I

Florida motorists may be el-
igible for refunds of as much as
$20,000 under a nationwide
agreement to benefit individu-
als who unknowingly pur-
chased damaged or stolen cars
from State Farm Mutual Insur-
ance Company, Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced
recently. The agreement is part
of a $40 million settlement
reached by Crist's office and
the Attorneys General of 48
other states and the District of
Florida was one of the lead
states in reaching the agree-
ment, which is designed to
compensate thousands of own-
ers of cars, SUVs and trucks
across the country. Affected
motorists bought vehicles from
State Farm after the company
took title to them from policy-
holders due to damage or unre-
covered theft. The titles to the
affected vehicles did not prop-
erly indicate that they previ-
ously had been damaged or
stolen, Crist said.
After research into vehicle
titles is complete, an estimated
30,000 to 40,000 consumers
nationwide may be eligible for
payments ranging from about
$400 to as much as $20,000.
Most payments are expected to
range from $800 to $1,850, de-
pending primarily on the cur-
rent average value of the vehi-
cle and the number of con-
sumers who participate in the
compensation program. The
Attorney General's Office and
State Farm will continue to'
work closely with the state De-
partment of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles to deter-
mine the title status of vehicles
in Florida.
"Consumers have a right to
know whether a vehicle they
purchase has been damaged or
otherwise written off by an in-

surance company," said Crist.
"State Farm is to be commend-
ed for stepping forward to dis-
close the problem and present a
workable solution. At the same
time, Florida consumers who
made decisions based on false
information deserve to be com-
pensated, and this settlement
will help make things right."
Florida and 48 other states
require that vehicles be titled as
"salvage" or the equivalent
when they meet certain stan-
dards relating to degree of
damage or unrecovered theft.
State Farm contacted states in
late 2003 indicating that it had
documentation of proper titles
for approximately 2.4 million
vehicles that suffered total
losses in recent years, but that
for a small percentage of other
vehicles it had insufficient or
no documentation to verify that
a proper title had been ob-
Crist said the settlement is
"groundbreaking" in the way a
company contacted state Attor-
neys General and sought to
reach an agreement that in-
volves both changing certain of
its practices and seeking the
states' help in returning money
to consumers. In addition to
providing the $40 million for
consumer compensation, State
Farm also will pay the cost of
the major project of identifying
the vehicles, identifying and
contacting current owners, tak-
ing claims and making com-
pensation payments. In the set-
tlement agreement, State Farm
also makes assurances about
how it conducts its business
now and in the future.
Consumers who complete a
claim form and are approved
will receive a compensation
payment from State Farm later
this year or early in 2006. Un-
der the agreement, State Farm

will work with state motor ve-
hicle agencies to determine the
specific vehicles that require a
branded title. Florida owners
of affected vehicles will re-
ceive a letter from Crist's of-
fice with a claim form to com-
plete and return to an indepen-
dent company that will admin-
ister the claims process. Once
all claims are in, the amount
each consumer will receive
will be finalized and checks
The final amounts received
by each consumer will depend
on the current value of the ve-
hicle and how many con-
sumers elect to participate in
the payment program. Pay-
ments will be made to the own-
ers of currently registered vehi-
cles and will be based on the
current average retail value of
the vehicle. For example, own-
ers of vehicles worth between
$1,000 and $2,000 will receive
$600; owners of vehicles worth
between $5,000 and $6,000
will receive $1,400, and own-
ers of vehicles worth between
$10,000 and $11,000 will re-
ceive $3,000. The maximum
payment will be $20,000 for
owners of vehicles currently
worth more than $40,000.
Crist said it is expected that
current owners of eligible vehi-
cles will be contacted by this
fall, after the identification
process is completed.
State Farm will also pay $1
million to the participating
states for consumer education,
future consumer litigation,
public protection, local con-
sumer aid funds, and legal fees
and costs.
A copy of the Assurance of
Voluntary Compliance be-
tween the states and State
Farm may be viewed at:

Florida Southern names two local students

to Dean's List forFall 2004 semester

Two hundred five students at
Florida Southern College have
been recognized for making the
Dean's List for the 2004 fall se-
mester. Students on the Dean's
List have earned a grade point
average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0
scale) while carrying 15 or
more credit hours during a se-
Two students listed are from
our area: Krista Eileen Hart, a
junior and the daughter of Gre-
gory Hart and Jessie Hart and

Ashley Ryan Motes, a junior
and the daughter of Roger
Motes Jr. and Norma Motes.
Florida Southern College
founded in 1885, is a private,
comprehensive, United
Methodist college with a liberal
arts core. The college maintains
its commitment to academic ex-
cellence through 38 undergrad-
uate majors and distinctive
graduate programs in business
administration, education, and
nursing. Florida Southern has a

14:1 student/faculty ratio, pro-
vides strong student/faculty
mentorship programs, boasts 24
NCAA Division II national
championships, and is ranked
by U. S. News and World Re-
port as one of the top ten South-
ern Comprehensive Colleges-
Bachelors. Located on scenic
Lake Hollingsworth, Florida
Southern is the home of the
world's largest single-site col-
lection of Frank Lloyd Wright


standing, was a special guest at the Suwannee County Commission meeting Jan. 18 where he
delivered his speech concerning the Florida State Fair Steer for Futurity. Horvath did a fine job
and impressed the commissioners with his speech delivery. Horvath is pictured with Commis-
sion Chairman Billy Maxwell. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

Portraiture and botanicals at

Stephen Foster State Park

Realistic sketches
Portraiture and botanicals
artist Lorraine Selby will
showcase her work during a
one-day art show from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 in
Craft Square at Stephen Fos-
ter Folk Culture Center State
Park, White Springs.
Selby's expressive style as
a portrait artist is reflected in
paintings exhibiting both re-
alism and the subject's per-
sonality. She likens her por-
traiture to the softness of
John Singer Sargent, with in-
spiration taken from the
Dutch Masters and the strong
American vision of Andrew
Selby is a skilled oil and
watercolor artist who also
takes as her subjects the
wildlife of north central
Florida She paints animals
i.nd exotic planrit and has ex-
celled in hand-pained china
with a botanical motif. Origi-
nal pieces are commissioned
by buyers interested in cus-
tom colors and designs, but
retaining Selby's unique
A resident of High Springs,
Selby studied with Charles
Holder from the. University of
Florida. She is a member of
the National Museum of
Women in the Arts, the only
museum dedicated exclusive-
ly to celebrating the artistic

the hallmark of Lorraine Selby's work

EXPRESSIVE STYLE REFLECTED: Unique art work by artist Lor-
raine Selby of High Springs. Portraiture and botanicals will be
showcased during a one-day art show on Feb. 6 at Stephen Fos-
ter Folk Culture Center State Park.

achievements of women.
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park, White
Springs is located on US 41,
three miles from 1-75 and

nine miles from I-10. For
more information, call Craft
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visit the web site at

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The search for a new head
football coach for Suwannee
High is officially on. Coach jay
Walls submitted his resignation
Monday, Jan. 24, officially
freeing the administration of
Suwannee High to commence
the search.
According to Suwannee
High Principal Dawn Lamb,
the position has been posted on
the school's website. A com-
mittee will be selected to re-
view the applications. The
committee will be comprised of
school board and administra-
tion members, Suwannee Quar-
terback Club members and
members of the community.
"We want to make sure it
represents the community,"
Lamb said.
Lamb expects the posting
will run into the second week of
February. The committee will
review the applications and the
interviews will begin. Accord-
ing to how many applicants
there are, the interviews could
run into two rounds.
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Suwannee High will be
hosting the State NHSCA
Wrestling Tournament Feb. 5
in the gym. Elementary, mid-
dle school and ninth-grade
wrestlers will converge on
Suwannee County along with
their parents and fans. It
should be a great event to at-
tend and watch.

When - Feb 5

Where - Suwannee High
1314 Pine Avenue SW
Live Oak, Florida 32060

Weigh-ins 8-10
Wrestling starts at 11 p.m.

Cost $20 per wrestler

Tournament Director- David
Laxton 386-362-6551

Divisions and Weight Classes

Middle School (grades 7 - 9)
2 pound weight allowance


Elementary School (grades 4-
6) 1 pound weight allowance


Matches- middle school divi-
sion 1-1 1/2-1 1/2, elemen-
tary division 1-1-1 There will
be full wrestle backs for all
consolation matches.


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Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter
Suwannee wrestling fin-
ished its season with a perfect
record Tuesday, Jan. 25, when
they out-wrestled GHS in an
exciting match. The fans were
up, the wrestlers were up and
the matches were so good the
entire gym was rocking and
rolling with cheers from the
crowd. Suwannee defeated
GHS JV 12-9 and Bulldog
wrestling took GHS 37-27.
Suwannee has been listed as
the number 10 team in the state
in any class on the FloridaKids
The varsity matches started
at the 189 weightclass. GHS
won the toss and their 189
wrestler was one of their best.
Justin Mowls represented
Suwannee. Mowls took an ag-
gressive stance and would not
back down from his GHS op-
ponent. Mowls won the match
in a 5-3 decision with the aid
of a very vocal crowd.
Big Mike Wright was up
next. Mike wrestles in the 215
weightclass and without a
doubt this was the most excit-
ing match of the evening.
Wright's opponent was huge,
taller than Wright with a
longer reach, heavily muscled
legs and a big chest. But
Wright is no slouch either,
having qualified for the state
weightlifting meet as a sopho-


Bulldog basketball hammers Ft. White

Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter

Ft. White had a tough bas-
ketball team. The Bulldogs
had to fight the entire game
to keep their undefeated-in-
the-Dog-House status. But
they pulled off the win, beat-
ing Ft. White 82-75.
It was a slugfest from the
very beginning. The Dogs
looked like they were on their
way to scoring 100 points in
the game as they tallied 25 in
the first period to Ft. White's
16. Jevon Smith led the way
in the first half with a game
total of 20 points. Nate Her-
ring had 21 points for the
game. He got hot in the sec-
ond half. Ft. White
made a big come-back in the
second period, tying the
game at. 30 after seven unan-
swered points. The Dogs lead
had been cut to four points by

the half. Suwannee was up
Philip Clark led the Dogs
with rebounds in the first
half, snagging seven. Herring
was close behind with six.
Ft. White came out rocking
and rolling after the half-time
break. They quickly moved
into the lead with five
straight points 45-44. But the
Dogs answered back with 15
points to Ft. White's four,
taking back the lead. The
score was 59-49 with two
minutes left in the third peri-
Ft. White quickly cut the
lead to three points and the
third period ended with
Suwannee up 61-58.
Ft. White tied it up at 61 in
the early moments of the
fourth. Jevon Smith and Her-
ring led the Dogs in a rapid
comeback. Herring hit a
three-pointer and Smith
scored two.. Suwannee was

once again up by seven.
It was a scrambling wild
game with Ft. White's offense
scattering the Suwannee de-
fenders and making the cru-
cial baskets. With 57 seconds
left in the game, Ft. White
once again closed to within
one point. It was 76-75 as the
Dog fans held their breaths.


Clark had the final four
points against Ft. White. The
Indians walked off the court
with 10 seconds left to play
after Clark slam-dunked the
ball, grabbed the ball again
and in the last seconds of
the game repeated with an-
other dunk to the roars of
the fans who surged to their
feet clapping wildly in
appreciation of the great game
and the final show by Clark.
- Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

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he annual end-of-the-year found members of the
Saddles and Spurs Riding Club rich in new friends,
pride in their horses and with many accomplish-
Some riders participated in the events for the first time.
Maybe they didn't break any records but for the first time
they competed in a timed event, some competed for the first
time without mom or dad leading their horses.
Many awards were presented and plenty of members are
sporting new tack. Bridles, saddles, bell boots, breast collars
were presented during the banquet. And thanks to the many
sponsors and supporters of Saddles and Spurs, most attend-
ing went home with something. There were plenty of door
prizes passed out.
Division winners:

Pee Wee
First place went to Amber Moffat
Second place went to Kayla Price


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more last year.
The match was tied 2-2 at
the end of the second round as
the two giants grappled and
fought for an advantage. The
match was tied at 4-4 when
regular time ran out. The
crowd went wild as the match
went into overtime. And
Wright did not let the crowd
down. He made an escape in
the second overtime period
that chalked up the one point
he needed to win. At the end of
Wright's match, Suwannee
was in the lead 6-0.
The Bulldog heavyweight
wrestler was up next. Kris
Keams' GHS opponent out-
weighed him by at least 50
pounds. Keams is no stranger
to being outweighed. He mus-
cled the GHS heavyweight
pinning him in the second
round. Suwannee's team score
went to 12-0.
The action switched to the
lightweights. Corey Riley lost
his match in the 103 weight-
class. Levi Wainwright lost his
and Caleb Wainwright lost in

the last seconds to a decision
7-10. After these three losses,
team Suwannee was down 12-
15 to GHS.
But the Dogs struck back.
David Sanders wrestling in the
125 weightclass won his
match 8-2. This evened up the
score in a 15-15 tie.
Barney Wainwright, back
from a pulled muscle, easily
pinned his GHS opponent in
the first round, sending the
team score to 21-15 Suwan-
The Dogs never gave up the
lead again. Peter Kyne pinned
his GHS opponent in the sec-
ond round. sending the score
to 27-15.
William McCrimon fought a
tough match losing in the final
seconds in a reversal 4-5. The
Dogs still had the lead 27-21.
Lee Laxton fought next for
Suwannee, winning a 9-1 deci-
sion. Suwannee's score went
to 31-18.
Greg Boyle fought a tough
match that once again had the
fans screaming from their
seats. Boyle's match went into
overtime where he lost in the

second overtime periocd4-6.
Preston Hart, Suwannee's
state champ pinned his GHS
opponent in the second round,
entertaining the crowd with his
speed and technique. The
score after Hart's win went to
37-21 Suwannee.
Casey Osborne lost his
match. Osborne was the last
match of the evening. The
Dogs took the win 37-27.
Tom Cheek, wrestling JV
heavyweight, pinned his oppo-
nent in the second round. JV
wrestler Octavious Granville
pinned his man in the third
Suwannee is hosting a state
match for elementary, middle
school and ninth-graders on
Feb. 5 at Suwannee High. This
is a huge event with kids com-
ing from all over the state hop-
ing to win a state title. Come
out and support the incredible
Suwannee High wrestling pro-
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at janet.schrad-
er@gaflnews. com.

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Small Fry
First place went to Jessie Lynn Peterson
, '. Second place went to Tiffany Ragan
Third place went to Samantha Gerhauser
First place went to De Smith
Second place went to Traci Minix
Third place went to Jessica Estrella
Fourth place went to Brittany Davis

First place went to Elaine Sauerman
Second place went to Melissa Mobley
Third place went to Sue Holtzclaw
Fourth place went to Patty Moffat
Gracie Allen
First place went to Mary Gerhauser
Second place went to Trudi Benson
Third place went to Lynette Peterson
First place went to Mike Estrella

Saddles and Spurs Riding Club holds
competitions ever second and fourth Sat-
urday starting at 6 p.m.. Members com-
pete for points. There is a concession
stand on the grounds and it's free to'watch
For more info contact Mary Gerhauser
386-364-6551 or bugmanl@alltel.net.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico may be
reached by calling 1/386/362-1734 ext.
134 or by e-mail at
janet.schrader@gaflnews. corn.

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Awards- The top 4 place fin-
ishers in each weight class
will receive awards. You must
be present on the awards
stand at the finals in order to
receive your award.

The top four place finishers
in each weight class qualify

for the
2005 NHSCA National
Open Wrestling Champi-
onships that will be held in
Virginia Beach, Virginia in.

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committee," Lamb said.
After the committee makes its
choice, the chosen candidate's
name will be given to School
Superintendent Walter Boa-
tright. He has the right to decline
or approve the nomination. If he
approves, he has to take the
name to the School Board for

Lamb said there should be a
new head football coach in
place by the last week in Febru-
"It could be sooner," Lamb
said. "It all depends on how
many applicants we get."
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Ft. White had to resort to
fouling Suwannee to get the
ball back. The Indians fouled
Quaramos Ross who missed
his shots. But Ft. White
couldn't' score, the ball got
knocked out of bounds and
the Dogs got it back. This
time the Indians picked
Smith to foul in a wild at-
tempt to regain the ball in the
final seconds. The clock
stopped with 44 seconds left
in the game. But Smith hit
both baskets and Suwannee
went up by three points 78-
75. Ft. White had a chance.
They shot and they missed.
Herring snagged the re-
bound, passed to Philip Clark
who iced the cake for Suwan-
nee with a beautiful lay-up.
Ft. White gave up. The clock


had a few seconds left, Ft.
White started leaving the
court and Clark snatched the
ball raced the Dog basket and
made a fantastic, rim-hang-
ing dunk! The crowd went
wild as Suwannee kept their
House status with a huge 82-
75 win.
Point-leader against Ft.
White was Nate Herring with
21. Jevon Smith was a close
second with 20. Quaramos
Ross had 16 points. Philip
Clark scored 15 points.
Mario Hawthorne had three
points along with Alfonso
Ross, and Shaun Brewer
scored two points.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at janet.schrad-
er@gaflnews. conm.

Chaos under the basket as #5 Mario Hawthorne and #4 Nate Herring
tangle with Ft. White's leading player. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

#24 Jevon Smith scored 20 points against Ft. White.
- Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

#5 Mario Hawthorne scored three points against Ft. White.
- Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

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#33 Shaun Brewer had two points against Ft. White.
- Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

#50 Philip Clark and Ft. White's leading player go for the ball in the
Orpe ning i.inp-off -t Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

FWC cites best bets to bag Bream

Panfish...sunfish.... Here in
the Deep South, we call them
bream. They are those deep-
bodied fish that occupy pretty
much every body of water in
Florida, according to the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC). Bream can be
scrappy enough to put up a de-
cent fight for anglers who use
light tackle, or a small child can
land them with a cane pole.
Bluegill, redear sunfish (shell-
crackers), redbreast sunfish,
spotted sunfish (stumpknockers)
and warmouth, deep-fried with
hush puppies and cheese grits on
the side make up a traditional
southern feast that's hard to
match anywhere else in the
The most popular bream in

these parts is the bluegill, basi-
cally because it is the most abun-
dant and one of the tastiest. Peo-
ple catch them on earthworms,
crickets and grass shrimp.
They'll also hit little spinner
baits, popping bugs and sinking
flies. The state record for
bluegill is 2.95 pounds.
Shellcrackers taste just as
good as their bluegill cousins,
but they're bigger. In fact, the
state-record shellcracker is a
4.86-pound monster. Shell-
crackers go for worms, grass
shrimp, crickets, snails and
clams. Fly-fishermen bag a few
here and there, but shellcrackers
don't seem to care much for arti-
ficial baits.
For other types of bream,
earthworms are the bait to use.

Fish around woody structures or
FWC fisheries biologists, who
spend their time sizing up fish-
ing opportunities here in the
Fishing Capital of the World,
have announced their picks for
Florida's best bream-fishing
holes for 2005. They are (in no
particular order):
* Lake Monroe, near Sanford.
This lake is a good one for
bluegill anglers, particularly if
water levels remain high. Also,
anglers who work bulrush areas
might bag some nice shellcrack-
� Lake Kissimmee, in Osceola
County. For bluegill and shell-
cracker anglers, this lake is a
baby doll for boaters and
waders. Use weighted crickets

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to lure bluegill off their beds, and
get ready for a big fish fly. June
through August is prime time.
SWest Lake Tohopekaliga
(Lake Toho, for short), near
Kissimmee. Besides being a
legend among bass anglers all
over the world, Lake Toho's
bluegill and shellcrackers this
year are big and hungry and
looking for a fight. Anglers who
want to accommodate them
should rendezvous along the
grass-line or open-water areas at
Brown's Point, the mouth of
Goblit's Cove and South Steer
Beach. Fish with earthworms,
crickets, beetle spins, minnows
or dough balls.
SLake Okeechobee. The Big
O is always on list of best fishing
holes for just about any kind an-
glers. The bluegill are in the rim
canal. They are also hanging out
with the shellcrackers at Indian
Prairie, Fisheating Bay, West
Wall, Bay Bottom and Pelican
Bay. Bream here like sandy-bot-

tom areas 2-5 feet deep. The
best bait for them is grass
shrimp, but shellcrackers will
also take earthworms, and
bluegill will go for crickets. Fly-
fishers can do well with popping
bugs and sinking flies. Jigs and
spinners on ultralight tackle can
make fishing in Lake Okee-
chobee a memorable experience.
� Lake Panasoffkee, in Sumter
County. FWC biologists have
been nurturing this lake with ten-
der loving care in recent years,
and they've got it to where shell-
crackers, bluegill and warmouth
are practically jumping into
boats. Bream fishing is best dur-
ing full-moon periods at Shell
Point, Grassy Point and Tracy's
Point. Bream also await anglers
at the shell beds at the mouth of
the Outlet River and in the mid-
dle of the lake. Little Jones
Creek is the place for warmouth
action if the water stays high.
� Lake Talquin, near Tallahas-
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throughout the summer, shell-
crackers and bluegill will lurk
around the upper end of the
reservoir and in the backs of var-
ious creeks. They'll be waiting
in 3-7 feet of water to pounce on
artificial flies, earthworms,
crickets or whatever else anglers
offer them on fly rods, bream
busters or light spinning tackle.
When you fish for bream in this
lake, it's a good idea to invite
some neighbors over for supper
beforehand, because you'll
probably need some help eating
all the fish you'll catch.
� Tenoroc, on the outskirts of
Lakeland. This 13-lake complex
is paradise for bream anglers,
not to mention bass fishermen.
Tenoroc consistently has the
highest catch ratio of all the wa-
ter bodies in Florida. FWC fish-
eries biologists get to try pretty
much anything they want to do
on Tenoroc, and the result is a
fishing opportunity, unmatched
anywhere. Call the Tenoroc of-
fice at (863) 499-2421 to make
reservations. Tenoroc is open
four days a week.
Lake Harris Chain, near
Leesburg. This is where bream
anglers get to square off with the
real shellcracker and bluegill
heavyweights. Bream grow big
in these waters and demonstrate
some real fighting spirit on their
end of a fishing line. Anglers
find them in 4-6 feet of water
near Astatula and the Howey
Bridge spanning Little Lake
Harris, plus the lily pads and
spatterdock patches near the
Ninth Street Canal out from
Leesburg. Bluegill also take to
the shallows, tight to the saw
grass shorelines. Just down-
stream from Lake Harris, Lake.
Eustis offers its own opportuni-
ties, complete with gravel fish
attractors along the Eustis Lake
Walk pier and shell beds near the
sailboat marina and along the
east shore. The lily pads in Dead
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Pony Express 4-H Club hosts big open horse show

H club hosted an open Tri-County
horse show Jan. 22 with Karen Iver-
son judging. Iverson moved things
along rapidly and the show concluded around
3 p.m. as a result. Kids and adults, members
and non-4-H members competed in classes of
all kinds. English and Western classes as well
as halter classes filled the day with fun and
The Tri-County horse shows are sponsored
by the Suwannee Pony Express and the Rene-

gade 4-H Horse Club from Taylor County. The
next two open shows sponsored by these two
groups will be in Perry. On Feb. 19 the show
will be judged by Sally Moore. On March 5,
there will be a show judged by Dorothy Day.
To get more information about these future
shows or to contact the Tri-County horse show
organizers check out their website at
Janet Schrader-Seccafico may be reached
by calling 1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or by e-
mail at janet.schrader@gaflnews.com.

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Joey Wood Wins NFBM Opener

By: Damon Wooley

The North Florida Bassmas-
ters of Wellborn held their
monthly chapter tournament
Saturday Jan. 15, 2005 on
the Santa Fe River at Sandy
Point landing. There were
27 anglers who entered the
tournament but only two five
bass limits were brought to
the scales with a host of one,
two and three fish creels be-
ing weighed-in.
Joey Wood took top hon-
ors with a limit of large-
mouths weighing 8.60 lb./oz.
Second Place was awarded
to Ben Hurst who also took
the big bass honors for the
tournament with a lunker
largemouth that weighed
Ben Broughton secured
third place with three bass
weighing 5.92, and I placed'
fourth with a limit weighing
in at 5.53.
Overall, the fishing was
very tough to say the least.
The river has been "off"
since the rise in water levels
caused by the hurricanes.
Although some bass have
been caught further down to-
wards the mouth of the
Suwannee, the fishing from
Fanning Springs on north
has been relatively slow.
I did notice that many of
the flooded areas along the
bank are now draining back
into . the -r er de.pite the

small scattered showers that
continue to pass through our
area. So hopefully that is a
good sign of things to come.
Lately, it seems I have had
an abundance of people ap-
proach me and make the
statement, "Bet you won't be
going fishing in this weath-
er?" The weather they are
referring to is of course, the
cold and windy temperatures
that we've experienced for
the last couple of weeks.
My response - - Why not?
It's funny how some out-
doorsmen think. I have a lot
of friends who are die-hard
deer hunters. They will not
think twice about getting up
before the crack of dawn to
go sit up a tree for several
hours in the freezing cold to
get a chance at a trophy
buck. I've'even done it my-
self for that matter. But for
some reason they think I'm
crazy to get up a 3 a.m. to go
bass fishing in the freezing
cold and drive around in a
bass boat at 70 mph just to
catch a few bass that you
have to throw back at the end
of the day! That just doesn't
make sense to them. Well,
all I can say is don't knock it
until you try it!
Bass can be caught when it
is cold! I have had some of
my best days on the river
during the colde;t da\s..of

the year, although this year
has been an exception. With-
out a doubt, more times than
not, the weather affects the
fisherman more than the fish.
And for some reason, the
weather always seems a lot
worse when the fish aren't
bitin'. But that's why it's
called fishing and not catch-
Hopefully, we won't have
much more of this blustery
weather. I don't like the
cold! I can deal with it if I
have to, but my hands sure
don't hurt near as bad when
I'm fishing in the good ol'
Florida heat as they do with
this stuff we've had blowing
around here lately!

Joey Wood wins North Florida BassMaster's opener. - Photo: Damon Wooley

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fishing in the mouth of Haines
Creek, Yale Canal and along the
wooded banks of the northern
end of Pine Island. Live worns
and grass shrimp are the baits to
use throughout the whole chain.
S Lake Marian, in Osceola
County. This little sweetheart is
a well-kept secret among bream
anglers. Shellcracker fishing
heats up in March or April,
bluegill fishing kicks in a little
later, and bream fishermen wear
themselves out all the way
through the summer months.
Fish in this lake bite best during
full moon and new moon peri-
ods. Use worms, crickets or
grass shrimp for bait or try cast-
ing tiny spinner baits on ultra-
light tackle.
. Lake Istokpoga, near Se-
bring. This large, but relatively
shallow, lake is a bluegill honey-
hole, and it's a fun lake to fish
because of the way anglers do
best when they study and follow
fish's movements and habits.
From April through June, pan-
fish hang around cattails and
bulrush. Other times of year, the
best spots are around Big Island,
Grassy. Island, Bumble Be. Is-

land, around sand sandbars and
along the edges of eelgrass. Use
crickets for bluegill and live
worms for shellcrackers. Pop-
ping bugs work well for fly-fish-
* Choctawhatchee River, in the
Panhandle. This is the place to
go for shellcrackers. They like
to bed in its quiet waters during
April, and they stay hungry until
early fall. Also, in late spring
and early summer, redbreast
sunfish, stumpknockers and
warmouth wait for worms,

crickets and grass shrimp in the
smaller creeks off the main
channel. Panfish from the river
are at their best swimming in a
deep fryer amid some hush pup-
* Suwannee River, from the
gulf to the Georgia line. If you
think all the world is sad and
dreary everywhere you roam,
maybe a mess of stumpknockers
and redbreast sunfish from the
Suwannee River is your ticket to
bliss. Anglers find plenty of ac-
tion in the middle stretch of the

river, but as they move closer to
the mouth, fishing goes from
good to magnificent. This river
has plenty of bluegill and shell-
crackers too. Try near tree banks
on deep shores, the creek mouths
and along water lilies. Use
crickets, mealworms, beetle
spins or fly-fishing tackle with
small popping bugs. If you can
find some catalpa worms, get
some of them for bait too, and
tell the old folks at home you'll
be bringing back enough bream
to feed everybody.

Keaton Beach Fishing Report

The trout aren't too happy
with the recent blow as the
silty and muddy conditions af-
ter a west w-i-n-d are tough,
any time of year, let alone in
Some folks, like Daniel
Valentine of Perry, managed
some good fish like the 29.5
inch, seven-pound trout caught
fishing Friday, right at dark, on
a MirrOlure. TopDog in less
than two feet of water! I saw
the fish, a beautiful trout!
Others have struggled, but a
few trout have showed up on
live. shrimp and MirrOlur.s,

Catch 2000's from 2-4 feet of
Offshore grouper have been
a bit more cooperative. Frozen
northern mackerel have yield-
ed well as have live porgies.
We catch our porgies on "Fish
Bites" shrimp-flavored Fish'n
Strips. The Woods 'N Water
Fishing Team Team Triton
boat caught 13 gags up to 12
pounds, Friday.
Trout season winds up Mon-
day, Jan. 31 the last day to
keep any, then it reopens
March 1.Yo car, still fish in
February. Just don't keep them.

Don't forget!
The Taylor County High
School Senior class is having a
Saltwater Fishing Tournament
to raise money for their Senior
Trip to New York City. The
Tournament will be held in
Keaton Beach, Saturday,
March 5 and will award prizes
to the top trout, redfish and
grouper. Tickets are $10 per
person and all proceeds go to-
wards the Senior trip. For
more information call Sandy
Beach Manning at Go Fish
Collectibles 850-578-2897
ext. 611.

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O*The Racing Zone

Fritts and Skinner winners on Night 1 at Speedfest 2005

Lakeland (Jan. 27) After
two failed attempts to start the
Super Late Model race and
eight cars being damaged be-
yond repair or just not able to
compete, the race went green
with Jeff Choquette leading
Wayne Anderson, Pat Kelly,
Chris Gabehart, and Mario
By. lap 4, Gosselin moved

into fourth with Mike Fritts in
fifth and Gabehart in sixth. By
lap 10, Fritts was challenging
Gosselin for third and by lap
11, Fritts had third and Mario
was fourth. Choquette built up
a seven car lead over Wayne
Anderson by lap 22 and it
looked like clear sailing for
Lap 25 saw Fritts pass An-


1. #16 Mario Gosselin 20.769
2. #27 Mike Fritts 20.803
3. #12 Justin Drawdy 20.805
4. #21n Ryan Matthews 20.857
5. #84 Wayne Anderson 20.875
6. #10n Chris Gabehart 20.923
7. #70 JeffChoquette 20.985
8. #28n Pat Kelly 20.999
9. #55n Chuck Barnes Jr. 21.017
10. #80 Brian Finney 21.030
11. #23n Eddie Van Meter 21.056
12. #63 Dawayne Bryan 21.068
13. #8n Eddie Hoffman 21.074
14. #51 Jacob Warren 21,076
15. #101n Jack Landis 21.094
16. #13n Charlie Menard 21.113
17. #78 Charlie Bradberry 21.139
18. #61 Jimmy Cope 21.148
19. #6 Dwayne Dempsey 21.160
20. #47 Chris Fontaine 21.201
21. #74 Jay Middleton 21.203
22. #96 Greg Davidson 21.244
23. #56 Evan Jackson 21.251
24. #10 Ryan Foster 21.257
25. #92 Ted Christopher 21.264
26. #1 Ronnie Sanders 32.391
27. #72 Scott Hantz 21.306
28' #24 Mike Rowe 21.307

derson for second and set his
eyes on Choquette and the
lead. Lap 29 Fritts is right on
Choquette and by lap 30, we
had a new leader, Mike Fritts
followed by Jeff Choquette,
Mario Gosselin, Pat Kelly, and
Wayne Anderson.
Anderson begins to slide
backwards as Fritts leads the
way followed by Choquette,

29. #32 Sean Murphy 21.320 .
30. #10s Eddie Messengill 21.350
31. #71 Johnny Brazier 21.350
32. #75 Martin Pierce 21.352
33. #1 Fain Skinner 21.371
34. #38 Josh Hamner 21.381
35. #07 JeffScofield 21.382
36. #67 Gordie Ryan 21.393
37. #8 Mack Johnson 21.411
38. #45 Dave Jackson 21.416
39. #7n Erik Darell 21.490
40. #2p Ben Rowe 21.576
41. #89p Donald Chisholm 21.578
42. #26 Bubba Pollard 21.649
43. #53p Bill Rodegers 21.710
44. #18 David Hodges 21.748
45. #2 Johnny Allen 21.819
46. #15 JeffEmery 21.832
47. #59 Andy Dyndul 21.972
48. #2s Matt Hawkins 22.209
49. #08 George Gorhan Jr. 22.234


1. #60 Jamie Skinner
2. #20 Sean Bass
3. #56 Wayne Morris
4. #22 Larry Jordan
5. #48 Bill Manflll

Gosselin, Kelly, Ryan towed in fc
Matthews, Anderson, and race goes ba
Charlie Bradberry. Lap 46, leads the wa
Choquette and Gosselin are On lap 9
going side by side for the sec- is running u
ond spot which Gosselin final- gets very sqi
ly takes. . the backstre
Lap 79 sees the first caution wall. Bradb
involving Ryan Foster, the car under
Dwayne Bryant, and Wayne and Dave Ja
Anderson. Only Foster is contact. B
6. #1 Scott Davis
7. #66 Matt Martin
8. #05 Ron Gill
9. #3 Dewayne Barrus
10. #57 Jim Reppi
11..#32 Bill Stacy
12. #31 Willy Auchmoopy
13. #13 Ricky "D" Rubin
14. #6 Mike Davidson
15. #33 Kelly Caudill
16. #00 Jeff Wainwright
17. #26 Wally Dobson


1. #27 Mike Fritts
2. #16 Mario Gosselin
3. #70 Jeff Choquette
4. #84 Wayne Anderson
5. #21n Ryan Matthews
6. #24p Mike Rowe Toda
7. #80 Brian Finney
8. #101 Jack Landis
9. #47 Chris Fontaine We,
10. #13n Charlie Menard 2/2
11. #8n Eddie Hoffman
12. #2 Johnny Allen
13. #ls Ronnie Sanders .
14. #78 Charlie Bradberry 61/i
15. #45n Dave Jackson ...

Let the Gatorade Duel begin

From the drop of the green
flag to the checkered flag, the
Daytona 500 qualifying races
have produced some of the
most exciting racing during
Speedweeks as drivers'
scratch and claw for starting
spots in the "The Great Amer-
ican Race."
During Speedweeks 2005,
the qualifying races for the
Daytona 500 will certainly
bring that same excitement as
in years past along with a new
name and distance.
The Gatorade Duel at Day-
tona, which has traditionally
been two 125-mile qualifying
races, will now be a pair of
150-mile qualifying races.
The extra 25 miles, equiva-
lent to 10 laps, will force
teams to re-think their pit
strategy as they fight to make
the field for the Daytona 500,
NASCAR's biggest, richest
and most prestigious race. In
addition, there will be an ex-
tended break with live enter-
tainment between the 150-
mile Gatorade Duel qualify-
ing races.
The Gatorade Duel at Day-
tona, scheduled for Thursday,
Feb. 17, and the largest at-
tended weekday sporting
event in America, is unique in
the nature that you have ex-
citing tight racing no matter
where you look. The driver's
primary goal is to win the
race but the middle of the
pack is where the action as
driver jockey for Daytona
500 starting positions.
The Daytona 500 uses a
different qualifying proce-
dure than any other race in
the world. On Budweiser
Pole Day on Sunday Feb. 13,
only the fastest two cars so-
lidify their starting spots for
the Daytona 500. The fastest
qualifier will earn the pole for
both the Daytona 500 and the
first 150-mile Gatorade Duel
qualifying race. The second
fastest qualifier earns the out-
side pole for the Daytona 500
and will start on the pole for
the second 150-mile Gatorade
Duel qualifying race.
Drivers qualifying in odd-
number positions will com-
pete in the first Gatorade
Duel race while drivers that
qualify in even-number posi-
tions do battle in the second

Gatorade Duel race. The top-
14 finishers, not including the
pole sitter in the first 150-
mile qualifying race, will line
up behind the Daytona 500
pole sitter; while the top-14'
finishers, not including the
outside pole sitter in the sec-
ond 150-mile Gatorade Duel
qualifying race will line up
behind the Daytona 500 out-
side pole sitter.
The next eight Daytona 500
starting positions (31-38) are
awarded to the drivers with
the fastest speed after pole
qualifying. The final five po-
sitions (39-43) are given to
teams that are entitled to a
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won for
the second consecutive time
as he held off Tony Stewart to
capture the first Gatorade
Duel, while Elliott Sadler sur-
vived challenges from Ster-
ling Marlin and Jimmie John-
son to win the second
Gatorade Duel and pick up
his first victory at the "World
Center of Racing."
"It's probably the most
emotional win I've ever had
in any type of racing and I
think the reason why is my pit
crew got me out first," said
Sadler. "It put a big load on
my shoulders by having to
hold the guys off and to be
able to hold off great race car
drivers like (Kevin) Harvick
and Sterling (Marlin) and re-
ally use the race track to my
advantage to win. This is a

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SThe Racing Zone

Jeff Choquette makes it THREE in a row at New Smyrna Speedway's River Fest 300

It was one of the winter/sum-
mer nights, not too hot and not
too cool. It was obvious by the
number of cars and fans, that
everyone was ready for a race.
New faces and old faces wel-
comed in 2005.
Twenty-one of Florida's best
Super Late Model drivers ran
the River Fest 300 as young Jeff
Choquette set fast time with a
17.889 followed by Wayne An-
derson 18.020, Justin Drawdy
18.035, Barry Willoughby
18.112 and Chet Morrison
18.153. Choquette pulled the 0
pill starting the field straight up.
As the green flag flew, it was
Doyle Boatwright bringing out
the yellow before one lap was
down. Boatwright hit the turn 1
wall but was able to pit and
come back to the race. Fans
were happy to see Boatwright
return as it has been many years
since Boatwright had his famil-
iar #57 in the field.
On the second start, it was
Wayne Anderson to the point
followed by Jeff Choquette,
Justin Drawdy, Barry Willough-
by, and Chet Morrison. James
Powell proved that he was back
into racing as he passed Morri-
son for fifth and Morrison went
to sixth. Choquette was busy
shaking down Anderson as
Powell was on Willoughby for
fourth. Choquette stayed on An-
derson's rear as Drawdy was on
Choquette's rear and Powell
passed Willoughby taking over
Choquette is charging
hard coming offturn 4 and loses
it and spins as he challenged An-
derson for the point. Choquette
was fine and returned to the race
in the rear of the field for bring-
ing out the caution. Now it was
Anderson, Drawdy, Powell,
Willoughby and Eric Black in
the top fidefTr thd restart.
Lap 28 Dalton Zehr brings
out the next caution as he spins
in turn 4. Trying not to hit Zehr,
a number of cars spin between 3
and 4, Sean Murphy, Mac John-
son, Mike Good, David Pollen
Jr., and Patrick Conrad. Both
Pollen and Conrad were towed
into the pits ending their first

race of 2005 early. The rest
were able to repair and return to
the race.
Lap 38 sees the restart as An-
derson leads the way followed
by Drawdy, Powell, Willoughby
and Black. Black challenges
Willoughby for fourth but
Willoughby holds strong and
keeps Black in fifth. Black tries
Willoughby again but brings out
the caution as he spins in turns 1
and 2. Black goes in quickly
and returns to the rear of the
The green flies again
on lap 47 with Anderson,
Drawdy, Powell, Willoughby
and Morrison back in the top
five.. But the yellow comes out
again for Jason Davis who spun
on the backstretch. Davis goes
to the rear as the green is shown
once again on lap 51. After be-
ing sent to the rear of the field
for bringing out the yellow,
Choquette has worked his way
back into the top five as Ander-
son still leads followed by Pow-
ell, Drawdy and Willoughby.
Choquette sets his eyes on
Willoughby in fourth but the
caution comes out as Murphy
spins in turn 1. The race goes
back green on lap 61 with Mur-
phy in the rear of the lead lap
Suddenly Drawdy begins to
slow and makes his way around
to pit entrance leaving the field
after a very good run. With
Drawdy out the new line-up is
Anderson, Powell, Choquette,
Willoughby, Morrison, Good,
Black, Murphy, Pratt and Ricky
Choquette puts the heat on
Powell and before you know it,
it is Choquette second and Pow-
ell third. Once again Anderson
finds his mirror full of Jeff Cho-
quette. Suddenly the yellow is
thrown as' :Barry Willoughby
hits the wall while passing a lap
car. Willoughby is not hurt but
his fantastic run was done for
the night.
Choquette takes the lead on
the restart followed by Ander-
son, Powell, Morrison, Black,
Murphy, Good, Pratt, Wood, and
Johnny Allen. Anderson tries to

retake the lead but Choquette is
not about to give an inch. Mur-
phy passes Black and takes over
fifth as Black settles into sixth.
The rest is history. In his third
race at New Smyrna Speedway,
Jeff Choquette makes it three in
a row as he crosses the start/fin-
ish line for the win of the River
Fest 300. Following Choquette
to the checkered was Wayne An-
derson, James Powell, Chet
Morrison and Sean Murphy.
FASCAR's newest touring
series the Quick Kids saw Matt
Martin win their first race of
2005. Martin had the pole and
won from the pole followed by
Chad Atkins and Kevin Henry.
Henry hit the turn 2 wall but
luckily was not hurt during their
feature just leaving Martin and
Atkins on the track. This was
Martin's first win in the Quick
Kids and expect to see many
more in 2005.
Ron Whaley had the pole for
the Super Stock 20 lapper and
won from the pole taking the
lead on the start followed by
Josh Wronkowski, Justin
Reynolds, Barry Parks, and
Bruce Wingate. Wingate brings
out the yellow on lap 1 as he
spins in turns 1 and 2.
With no more cautions, Wha-
ley holds the point on the restart
followed by Wronkowski,
Reynolds, Parks and Duane
Freed. Freed puts the pedal
down and passes Parks for
fourth and sets his eyes on
Reynolds in third. Reynolds
holds strong as he and Freed go
side by side. But Freed eventu-
ally takes over third with
Reynolds in fourth.
Whaley crosses the checkered
for his first Win of 2005 fol-
.lowed by Josh Wronkowski,
Duane Freed, Justin Reynolds,
and Barry Parks.
SCorey Freed'has the pole foir
the Open Wheel Modified fea-
ture but it is Kevyn Terry, the
2004 Rookie of the Year for the
Pro Mod Series, who takes the
point followed by Brad May,
Jim "Hoot" Flynn, Scott Millar
and Corey Freed. The caution
comes out for Alan McCafferty
and Jerry Symons who have

On the restart, it is Brad May
on the point followed by Terry,
Flynn, Freed, and Millar. Flynn
passes Terry and takes over sec-
ond as McCafferty is coming up
strong from his spin. Terry is
shuffled back to sixth as McCaf-
ferty passes Freed and Millar
passes Terry. Top five are Brad
May, Jim "Hoot" Flynn, Alan
McCafferty, Scott Millar, and
Corey Freed.
The yellow comes out for Art
Kunzeman who spun on the
backstretch. On the restart, May
holds the point although Flynn
is right on his bumper. McCaf-
fety tries to take over second but
Flynn ain't having none of it.
May takes the checkered for his
first win of 2005 followed by
Jim "Hoot" Flynn, Alan McCaf-
ferty, Scott Millar and Corey
Rex Christensen had the pole
for the Mini Stock feature but it
was Dick Laszlo who took the
point on the green followed by
Scott Reeves, Christensen, Ben
Cutler Jr., and Ted Vulpius.
Reeves passes Laszlo for the
point as Laszlo slides back to
fifth. Vulpius passes Cutler for
third and Christensen for second
and sets sails on Reeves in first.
Just as Vulpius tries for the
point, he brings out the caution
and has to pit ending his night
and his good run.
Reeves holds the point on the
restart followed by Christensen,
Cutler, Laszlo, and Steven
Simpson. Christensen is able to
pass Reeves and takes over the
point. Reeves and Cutler are
fighting hard for second when
they touch sending Reeve spin-
ning. Reeves is fine but pits for
the night.
Christensen holds the point
on the restart followed by Lasz-
19. Simpsron,. Rodney Wright,
and Cutler. Ch1rItenen takes

the checkered for his first win of
2005 followed by Dick Laszlo,
Steven Simpson, Ben Cutler Jr.,
and Rodney Wright. In tech,
SCutler was DQ'd changing the
finish to Rex Christensen, Dick
Laszlo, Steven Simpson, Rod-
ney Wright and David Lebeau.
Tim Clark had the pole for the
Late Model feature but it was
Charles Kopach who took the
point on the start followed by
Tim Russell, Jason Boyd, Tim
Clark and A.J. Curreli. Russell
passes Kopach and takes the
point as Boyd passes Kopach
for second. Curreli passes Clark
and takes over fourth as Clark
settles into fifth. Johnny Allen
brings out the caution as he
Russell holds the point on the
restart followed by Boyd,
Kopach, Curreli and Clark.
Suddenly Clark and David
Gibbs have come together on
the frontstretch with both hitting
the frontstretch walls. Both
Clark and Gibbs are fine but that
cannot be said the same for their
cars. Both are towed into the
pits and done for the night and
not happy at all.
Russell maintains the lead on
the restart as Charlie Staats
brings out the yellow for a spin.
The race goes back green as
Boyd tries to pass Russell but
just cannot do it. Tim Russell
takes the checkered followed by
Jason Boyd, A.J. Curreli,
Charles Kopach, and Johnny
Joey Lagano had the pole for
the new Pro Trucks feature but
found his hands full on the start
with Jamie Skinner. Only one
yellow was thrown for the 20
lap feature which gave fans the
opportunity of watching Laganp
and Skinner fight for the lead.
Lagano tried but Skinner proved
heh e stronger mruck Skin-
ner takes the checkered for his

first win in the new series and
the new year followed by Joey
Lagano, Dalton Zehr, Kelly
Caudill and Charlie Collins.
The Pro Trucks will race against
the Southern All Stars Truck Se-
ries in Lakeland later this month
at the 2005 Speedfest.
The Sportsman feature saw
two cars out before the first lap
was done as Brian Dula and
Kyle Maynard took a wild ride
down the frontstretch. Both dri-
vers were fine but they were
definitely done for the night. On
the restart, it was the 2004
Sportsman Champion Donny
Williams on the point. The-yel-
low comes out again for Ken
Lewton who spun.
Williams holds the point on
the restart followed by Paul Col-
gan, Randy Jones, Earl Beckner,
and Joe Adams. Being the first
race of the year, a number of
cars fall out with mechanical
problems changing the top five
to Williams, Adams, Randy
Jones, Patrick Mennenga, and
Ken Lewton. Mennenga passes
Jones for third as Jones settles
into fourth. Williams takes the
checkered for his first win of
2005 followed by Joe Adams,
Patrick Mennenga, Randy Jones
and Ken Lewton.
Chuck "The Junkyard Dog"
Rush took his first win of 2005
in the Strictly Stock feature.
Fans got to see Tammy Clouser,
daughter of Dale Clouser, run
her first Strictly Stock race in the
#30 car. Although Tammy did
not place in the top five, she did
a very good-job for her first
race. Following Rush to the
checkered was Nick Boley, Ker-
ry Payne, Mike Wofford and
Ray Tanguay.
The next race at New Smyrna
Speedway will be February 5
and the Pete Orr Memorial Or-
ange Blossom 100, with.all.divi-
sions racing. ''"

Official Results: New Smyrna Speedway - January 8, 2005
River Fest 300 2. #62 Joe Adams
3. #16 Patrick Mennenga
Qualifying Top Five 4. #75 Randy Jones
1. #70 JeffChoquette 17.889 (pulled the 0 pill) 5. #18 Ken Lewton
2. #84 Wayne Anderson 18.020 6. #6 Bruce McGonigal
3. #12 Justin Drawdy 18.035 7. #7 Tom Gamache
4. #74 Barry Willoughby 18.112 8. #31 Paul Colgan
5. #86 Chet Morrison 18.153 9. #3 Earl Beckner
RACE RESULTS 10. #25 Timmy Todd Jr.
1. #70 Jeff Choquette 11. #08 Paul Hudson
2. #84 Wayne Anderson 12. #18D Bryan Dula
3. #17 James Powell III 13. #27 Kyle Maynard
4. #86 Chet Morrison SUPER STOCK
5. #32 Sean Murphy 1. #2 Ron Whaley
6. #10 Eric Black 2. #21 Josh Wronkowski
7. #27 Mike Good 3. #28 Duane Freed
8. #0 Rich Pratt 4. #77 Justin Reynolds
9. #33 Ricky Wood 5. #27 Barry Parks
10. #2x Johnny Allen 6. #31 J.T. Tippins
11. #29 Jason Davis 7. #22 Bruce McGonigal Jr.
12. #7 Dalton Zehr 8. #38 Russ Itner
13. #57 Doyle Boatwright 9. #97 Bob Cherry
14. #74 Barry Willoughby 10. #33 Bruce Wingate
15. #12 Justin Drawdy MINI STOCK
16. #23 Rusty Ebersole 1. #V3 Rex Christensen
17. #6 Mac Johnson 2. #07 Dick Laszlo
18. #9r Patrick Conrad 3. #007 Stephen Simpson
19. #88 David Pollen Jr. 4. #22 Rodney Wright
20. #16 Tracy Pearson 5. #2L David Lebeau
21. #88x Jimmy Andrews 6. #6 Mark Broat
LATE MODEL 7. #61 Rick Gamache
1. #36 Tim Russell 8. #21 Scott Reeves
2. #04 Jason Boyd 9. #72 Ben Vulpius
3. #2 A.J. Curreli 10. #83 Ben Cutler Jr. DQ'D
4. #53 Charles Kopach STRICTLY STOCK
5. #2x Johnny Allen 1. #k9 Chuck Rush
6. 4K Amanda Gogel 2. #88 Nick Boley
7. #82 Alan Davis 3. #llx Kerry Payne
8. #78 Mark Miller 4. #15 Mike Wofford
9. #26 Mike Murphy 5. #007 Ray Tanghay
10. #47 David Gibbs 6. #74 Tim Logue
11. #8 Tim Clark 7. #51 John Cast
12. #4 Charlie Staats 8. #77 Dean Ward
13. #00 John Ripley 9. #30 Tammy Clouser
OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED 10. #48 P.J. Mescaro
1. #00 Brad May, 12. #22
2. #57 Jim "Hoot" Flynn 13. #16 Chris Ridley
3. #32 Alan McCafferty PRO TRUCKS
4. #20 Scott Millar 1. #60 Jamie Skinner
5. #12 Corey Freed 2. #66 Joey Logano
6. #1 Kevyn Terry 3. #4K Dalton Zehr
7. #61 Ted Helms 4. #33 Kelly Caudill
8. #09 Art Kunzeman 5. #07 Charlie Collins
9. #05 Dan Lane 6. #32 Bill Stacy
10. #38 Ricky Moxley 7. #97 Matt Wheeler
11. #2x Jason Boyd 8. #6
12. #66 Jerry Symons QUICK KIDS
13. #3 Wayne Parker 1. #66 Matt Martin
SPORTSMAN 2. #60 Chad Atkins
1. #111 Donny Williams 3. #99 Kevin Henry

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The Racing Zoneo

Derek Bell named Grand

Marshal for the 43rd

Anniversary of the Rolex 24

Derek Bell, a three-tine
Role\ 24 At Daytona champi-
on and one of the mo-t popu-
lar drivers m international
spurts car racing history. , \ ill
serxe as the Grand Marshal of
the 43rd annriersary of the
Role\ 24 At Datona :at his-
toric Daltona International
Speed. a)
"It s an honor to have
Deiek Bell preside as Grand
Marshal in the toughest and
most demanding sports car
endurance race in the world."
Speedway, President Robin
Brai_ said "His success at
Davtona International Speed-
\wa,, speaks for itself and
we'ree looking forward to his
starting command for the
mrice-around-the-clock chal-
"\\ith his long and distin-
guished career in sports car
racing, we're delighted to
ha\e Derek Bell serve as
grand marshal of America's
most historic road race."

Suwannee Legals
CASE NO. 612004CA0002870001XX


CHARLES B. BROWN, III; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defendants, who*
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claims as heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees, ienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties
intended to account for the person or per-
sons in possession; SUWANNEE COUNTY,
a political subdivision of the STATE OF
known parties claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claims as heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but whose last
known address was:
805 White Avenue, SE, Live Oak, Florida
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage.on the following property in
SUWANNEE County, Florida, to-wit:
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 18830
U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater,
Florida 33764, on or before March 7, 2005 or
within thirty (30) days after the first publication
of the-.Notice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at 200 South Ohio
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, either before
service of Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
this 20th day of January, 2005.


01/26, 02/02

Kenneth Dasher
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Arlene D. Ivev
Deputy Clerk
Arlene D. Ivey

The purpose of this Notice of Public Hearing
for a proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year
2003 Community Development Block Grant
Project is to:
(1) Notify citizens that the City Council will
hold a public hearing to address a proposed
amendment to the Fiscal Year 2003 Communi-
ty Development Block Grant Commercial Re-
vitalization Project; and to
(2) Publish a statement of the proposed Com-
munity Development Block Grant project
amendment so that citizens can examine and
comment on its contents.
Notice is hereby given that:
(1) The City plans to request approval of an
amendment by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs to the Fiscal Year 2003
Community Development Block Grant Project;
(2) The proposed amendment to the Fiscal
Year 2003 Community Development Block
Grant Project will not result in the permanent
displacement of any persons;
(3) A public hearing concerning the proposed
amendment to the Fiscal Year 2003 Communi-
ty Development Block Grant Project will be
held on February 8, 2005 at 7:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Live Oak City Council Meeting Room, City
Hall located at 101 Southeast White Avenue,
Live Oak, Florida;

President and CE(O RoleN
Watch LISA Allen Brill said.
The Role\ 24. the season-
opening e'ent for the Grand
American R.ole\ Sports Car
Series. will ser\e as the
Grand Opening to Datona
internationall Speed" ay's'
nev. ly reno ated infield.
which includes a Turn I tun-
nel. FanZone. new garages.
waterfront special , vehicle
parking and a new Gatorade
Victory Lane and Da\tona
50)0 Club
Bell made the first of 20
starts in the Rolex 24 in 1971
and was patl of three o' erall
\ Inning teams in 1986. 19S7
and 1990. In addition, he \\on
1 [MSA events including the
1984 [MISA Finale at Day-
tona International Speedway.
The Brtish dn\ier has also
competed at Daytona Inerna-
tional Speed\as in the
Crown Roal IRO)C Series.
an in\ Ittion-onlh All-Star se-
ries, and posted finishes of

Suwannee Legals

(4) All interested persons needing additional
information or wishing to submit comments on
the proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year
2003 Community Development Block Grant
Project prior to the public hearing may contact
Shannon Court, Project Specialist, City of Live
Oak, 101 Southeast White Ave., Live Oak,
Florida, telephone number (386) 362-2276;
(5) The purpose of this public hearing is to ob-
tain the views and comments of citizens oh the
proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2003
Community Development Block Grant Project.
A summary statement of the proposed amend-
ment of the Fiscal Year 2003 Community De-
velopment Block Grant Project is, as follows:.
The City proposes the following: delete the
Commercial Building Rehabilitation activity,
amend the budget to transfer $220,000 in
Community Development Block Grant funds
from the� Cmmer~fafl Buildinig Rehabilitatioh
activity (09b) to Sidewalks activity (006),
amend the budget to transfer $10,519.67 in
Community Development Block Grant funds
from the Sidewalks activity (006) to the Engi-
neering activity (016) and amend the budget to
reduce City leverage funds from $375,000.to
$250,000. The proposed amendment would re-
duce the project score from 744.04 to 705.04
and reduces the Commercial Building Rehabil-
itation activity accomplishments from 10 to 0.
The project remains in the fundable range.
The public hearing is being conducted in a
handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired
should contact Shannon Court, Project Spe-
cialist at (386) 362-2276 and an interpreter will
be provided. Any non English speaking person
wishing to attend the public hearing should
contact Shannon Court and a language inter-
preter will be provided. Any handicapped per-
son requiring special accommodation at this
public hearing should contact Shannon Court
at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.
Citizens are encouraged to attend this public
hearing and express their views concerning
the proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year
2003 Community Development Block Grant
The following vehicles will be sold at Public
Auction for cash at NORTH FLORIDA CLAS-
13308 US 90 West, Live Oak, Fl. 32060
on FEBRUARY 17, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.
Phone (386) 364-8360
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1953 GMC VIN# FC253-8583
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1951 Chevy VIN# 2KR-F2851
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1981 Check Cab VIN#
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02/02, 04
CASE NO. 61-2004-CP-0002580001XX
The administration of the estate of JUDITH
MONTAG, deceased, whose date of death
was January 10, 2002, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Pro-
bate division, File No. 61-2004-CP-
0002580001XX, the address of which is
Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 South
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The
names and addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice, must file

fourth in Ii85 and ninth in
"It's a great honor and I
hope to fulfill the role cor-
rectly.' Bell said. -Winning
the race three times was a
great honor. I've had my
share of luck ob lousiy. but
I'\e had my share of bad luck
Bell, 63, remains active in
the Motorsports community
serving as a television com-
mentator and occasional
The 43rd anniversary, of the
Rolex 24 At Daytona will be
held at Daytona International
Speedway on the weekend of
Feb. 5-6. 2005 and tickets can
be purchased online at
http: \www.da tonainterna-
tionalspeedway.comn or by
calling 1386) 253-7223. Ad-
ditional Information on the
2005 Rolex 24 and Rolex
Sports Car Senes is available
online at w Mw\.grandameri-

Suwannee Legals
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
Personal Representative:
/s/Sanford Montaa
1 Faith Lane
Ardsley, New York
Attorney for Personal Representative:
By: /s/Mrk E. Feale
Florida Bar No. 0576905
Attorney for Personal Representative
153 NE Madison Street
Post Office Box 1653
Lake City, Florida 32056-1653
01/26, 02/02

meet on the following dates and times:
Tuesday. Feb. 8. 2005-School Board Meeting
Room, 702 2nd St., NW, Live Oak, FL
3:00 p.m. Workshop Session- Discuss Facili-
Personnel Issues, Employee Health
Tuesday. Feb. 22. 2005-Branford High School
Auditorium-405 NE Reynolds, Branford
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
These meetings are open to the public. Any-
one present wishing to appeal any decision
made during the Regular or Special Meeting
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the meeting is made, including any testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
/s/ Walter Boatriaht. Jr.
Walter Boatright, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools

On December 9, 1980, the City Council of the
City of Live Oak, Florida adopted Ordinance'
No. 641, which established the policy of the
City to.promote equal opportunity to obtain ad-
equate housing by all persons, regardless of
race, color, religion; ancestry, sex, place of
birth, physical handicap or national origin. On
December 10, 1991, the City Council of the
City of Live Oak, Florida adopted an ordinance
amending Ordinance No. 641 to add familial
status as a protected class from discrimination
in the sale or rental of housing.
These ordinances are available for public in-
spection at the Office of the City Clerk, City
Hall located at 101 Southeast White Avenue,
Live Oak, Florida 32064, Monday through Fri-
day between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
Any aggrieved person may file a complaint of
a housing discrimination act with the:
Florida Commission on Human Relations
325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F, Suite 240
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4149
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-424-8590
To request information or assistance locally,
you may contact Shannon Court, Project Spe-
cialist, at City Hall or telephone (386) 362-

The Suwannee County Code Enforcement
Board will hold a regular Meeting on THURS-
DAY, February 3, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Coliseum In the Exhibi-
tion 2 Building, 1302 11th Street (Newburn
Road), Live Oak, FI 32064.
01/26, 28, 02/02

Jarrett chasing fourth

Daytona 500 win in '"O

Dale Jarrett sits alongside
Bobby Allison as a three-time
Daytona 500 champion. In the
47th annual Daytona 500 on
Feb. 20, Jarrett hopes he can
move up a spot and share the ti-
tle of four-time Daytona 500
champion with Cale Yarbor-
ough, one of his former car
"Gosh I would love to do
that," Jarrett said before the start
of Wednesday's rain-delayed
test session. "That puts you in a
very select group that has made
that accomplishment and I think
this year might be the opportuni-
ty for us to do that."
Jarrett has been fast in his No.
88 UPS Ford throughout this
Cup Series test session in prepa-
ration for "The Great American
Race." He was in the top 10 of
the speed chart on Tuesday and
was the fastest of day on
Wednesday with a speed of
186.455 mph.
"I think that we've worked
extremely hard," Jarrett said.
"This has always been a focus of
Robert Yates Racing, this race
here. The last few years, even
though we may qualify well, we
haven't seemed to be there when
it came time to try to win the
race. We're putting a lot more
emphasis on that. Even though
we ran fast yesterday, our objec-
tive was to get something that
we know is gonna drive good,
so it would mean a lot to me, es-
pecially at this point in time of
my career to get that fourth Day-
tona 500."
While Jarrett has experienced
the joy of celebrating three tri-
umphs in the Daytona 500, fel-
low NASCAR veterans Rusty
Wallace and Mark Martin
haven't had that opportunity.

Both Wallace and Martin will
make their final starts in this
year's Daytona 500 and Jarrett
understands how important a
victory in "The Great American
Race" would mean to their ca-
"I've been very fortunate
again to do it three times, it's just
incredible what it does for your
career and the feeling you get,
the feeling of accomplishment,"
Jarrett said. "I've said this a
number of times that this race,
being our biggest race, we're the
best prepared for this race of any
that we go to. We do more wind
tunnel testing, more track test-
ing. Everybody is in the best
shape that they're gonna be in.
Nobody is injured, so you have
the best at their best and when
you win, you know that's a great
feeling of accomplishment.
"I hate that at least one of
them isn't gonna get the oppor-
tunity to see what that's like, but
I don't think that takes anything
away from what they've accom-
plished in this sport. I think that
they'll be remembered a lot
more for what they've done than
for what they didn't accomplish
in their career."
Lost in the renovation: Greg
Biffle had a chance to familiar-
ize himself with the new Day-
tona infield during the recent
Rolex 24 At Daytona test. But
the 2003 Pepsi 400 champion
and 2004 Daytona 500 pole
winner still didn't' realize where
he was standing during this
week's NEXTEL Cup Series
test session.
Said Biffle: "I was here for
the 24-Hour test and it's kind of
funny. We were in the garage
- and it was all foreign to me. The
garage looked different. The
prototype car is all different and

I never even gave it a thought
that this was the Nextel Cup
garage. I'm thinking, 'This is
the prototype garage.'
"Then somebody asked me
(this week) what I thought about
the garages and it's like, 'I've
never been in here before.'
Then it suddenly dawned on me
that I was standing in the Cup
garage and that they had just
gotten them finished, so it's
Late Start: Morning rain
showers delayed the start of the
final day of testing. Teams were
able to get on track around 1:30
p.m. and tested through 7:30
p.m.. While some teams worked
on qualifying setups, other
teams participated in drafting
Truck FanFest On Tap: The
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Se-
ries will next test at Daytona In-
ternational Speedway on Satur-
day and Sunday. The NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series Presea-
son Thunder FanFest is sched-
uled for Saturday in the new
FanZone in the infield of the
Speedway. During the day, fans
that purchase a, FanFest ticket
can watch testing from the Fan-
Zone. Beginning at 5 p.m., the
FanFest will begin with bands,
pit stop demonstrations, auc-
tions and inquisitive fan forums.
Admission is $10 and the pro-
ceeds from the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series Presea-
son Thunder FanFest will also
benefit Victory Junction Gang
Camp and The Women's Auxil-
iary of Motorsports.
Tickets: For any events at
Daytona International Speed-
way, tickets can be purchased
online at http://www.daytonain-
temationalspeedway.com or by
calling 1-800-PITSHQP.
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j Interstate 10 Master Plan Project Corridor Study

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The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a study called the Interstate 10 Master
Plan, designed to guide development of an intermodal interstate system that will serve the mobility
needs of people and freight and foster economic growth and development, while minimizing
transportation-related fuel consumption and air pollution. FDOT will be hosting five (5) public
workshops to seek input from the public on future plans for 1-10 from the Jefferson/Madison County
Line east to 1-295 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Project team members will be on hand to
share and explain alternatives for improvements to the interstate and interchanges, as well as answer
any questions regarding the study.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. at each of the workshops, Department personnel with maps, drawings
and.other pertinent information will be available to discuss the project and to answer questions. Even
though the Department will not make a formal presentation, anyone desiring to make a
comment/statement at this workshop will be given the opportunity to do so at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8,2005
Quality Inn
US 90 & 1-75
Lake City, FL

Thursday, February 10, 2005
City Hall Council Chambers
101 SE White Ave.
Live Oak, FL

Monday, February 14, 2005
N. FL. Community College
1000 Turner Davis Drive
Madison, FL

Thursday, February 17, 2005
Baker County Middle School
211 E. Jonathan Street
Macclenny, FL

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Baldwin Middle-Senior High
291 Mill Street
Baldwin, FL

The project is being developed in compliance with Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability or familial status. Anyone needing project or public workshop information or special
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, should write to the address or call
the telephone number below. Special accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities
Act should be made at least seven (7) days prior to the workshop.
Your attendance at this workshop is encouraged and any comments made are appreciated. If
you have any questions or comments please contact:

Suraya Z. Teeple, AICP, Florida Department of Transportation; District 2, Jacksonville Urban Office
2250 Irene Street, Mail Station 2812, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 360-5683; Suraya.teeple@dot.state.fl.us



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Suwannee Primary Kindergarten December attendance winners

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KINDERGARTEN DECEMBER ATTENDANCE WINNERS: Mrs. Smart's Kindergarten class - atten-
dance winners for December at Suwannee Primary School. - Photo: Submitted


Southern parents tackle retirement

and college
Allstate survey shows
equal commitment to
kids' education savings
and retirement savings
Don't ask parents in the South
to choose between saving for
their kids' college educations and
saving for their own retirement,
because they're equally commit-
ted to both, according to the
fourth annual Allstate "Retire-
ment Reality Check" survey.
Nationally, parents said they
can save for retirement and col-
lege expenses, but if forced to
prioritize, they'll cut back on re-
However this is not the case
for Southerners1. Parents in the
South were most likely to say
they will reduce or even delay re-
tirement saving until college is
paid for.
Allstate's "Retirement Reality
Check" survey examines Ameri-
cans' attitudes toward, and sav-
ing habits for, retirement. The
2004 survey asked parents of
children under 18 about savings
for college versus retirement.
Overall, almost half (46 per-
cent) of parents who responded
said they are saving equally for
retirement and their children's
college costs. But when forced to
prioritize, 33 percent said they
are saving mostly for retirement
and putting only a little money
toward college, the Allstate sur-
vey showed.
In the South, 50 percent of the
parents said they are saving
equally for both goals - more
than in any other part of the
country. And whereas 14 percent
of respondents overall said they
would delay or curtail retirement
spending until college is paid for,
only 11 percent of Southern par-
ents said that - less than in any
other part of the U.S.
However, among the minority
of Southern respondents who are
saving more for one over the oth-
er, retirement wins. Only two
percent of Southern respondents
said they are putting off saving
for retirement until they've cov-
ered their child's college costs,
while 35 percent said the oppo-
That doesn't mean saving is
easier in the South than other re-
gions. Southern respondents are
as likely as parents elsewhere to
say they've had to increase re-
tirement savings in recent years
to catch up to where they think
they should be. Only respon-
dents in the West -three to 16
percent - were less likely to say
the same.
"When weighing the impor-
tance of saving for a child's edu-
cation versus your own retire-
ment, it is difficult to say which
is more crucial. And though a
child's education may be arriv-
ing sooner, the cost is small com-
pared to 20 or more years of liv-
ing expenses in retirement," said
Phil Lawson, Field Vice Presi-
dent for Allstate's Florida region.
"Though it sounds daunting,
with time on your side, it is pos-
sible to save for both. The key is
to start sooner rather than later
and save a sufficient amount to-
ward both goals."
Low Confidence in Govern-
ment Safety Nets

savings together
One impetus for the emphasis protect what they have today and
on retirement savings over say- better prepare for tomorrow
ing for college (for which finan- through more than 12,900 exclu-
cial assistance exists) may be the sive agencies and financial spe-
lack of confidence Americans cialists in the U.S. and Canada.
have in government "safety net" Customers can access Allstate
programs like Social Security products and services through
and Medicare, which are intend- Allstate agencies, or in select
ed to provide income and cover states at allstate.com and toll-free
some health care costs after re- 800 Allstate/E. EncompassSM
tirement. and DeerbrooklE Insurance
Southerners mirror that lack of brand property and casualty
confidence. A hefty 63 percent products are sold exclusively
responded that they don't expect through independent agents. All-
the federal government to make state Financial Group provides
the necessary changes in life insurance, annuity, retire-
Medicare to ensure their health ment, banking and investment
needs are met, and 65 percent products through distribution
said the same about Social Secu- channels that include Allstate
rity. agencies, independent agencies,
"It seems clear that people are financial institutions and broker-
paying attention to federal poli- dealers.
cy, and making savings deci 'ns Securities offered by Personal
based on their concerns o.,ut Financial Representatives
Social Security and Medicare," through Allstate Financial Ser-
said Mathew Greenwald, Ph.D., vices, LLC (LSA Securities in
president of Mathew Greenwald LA and PA). Registered Broker-
& Associates, the firm that con- Dealer. Member NASD, SIPC.
ducted the "Retirement Reality Main Office: 2920 South 84th
Check" survey. Street, Lincoln, NE 68506, 877-
Southern respondents also an- 525-5727.
ticipate having to provide finan-
cial support to other family
members after retirement, giving
impetus to the need to save.
Among Southerners, 29 percent
expressed that they'll be provid-
ing support to family, more than
in any other region in the U.S.
(26 percent in the West, and 22
percent in the Midwest2 and
On the other hand, Southern
respondents were as adamant as
those in all other regions that m
they will not turn to other family Foord
members for financial help dur- SE
ing their retirement. Only 16 per- Air ,C dining
cent of Southerners said they
would consider their family to be
a "financial safety net" after re- 2001
tirement. Strauis
At the same time, 22 percent
of Southerners admitted they are AmFmSr:e
"somewhat" or "very" unpre-
pared financially for retirement. 2001
"There are a variety of retire- Ma
ment income sources - such as S o tg-EX-
personal savings, Social Security nA onin
and company retirement plans,"
according to Lawson. "If people
believe any of those three is H12001
falling short, the logical way to CRV
make it up is through personal AirC i1.ing.
savings." o
Allstate created the fourth an-
nual Allstate "Retirement Reality 2001
Check"' survey in conjunction Caravan
with Mathew Greenwald & As- Ai..ii
sociates. Using a random digit ^"C "","
dialing methodology, Greenwald
& Associates polled 1,604 peo- 1995
ple bor between 1946 and Toyota
4 Runner
1978, with household incomes 8S
of $35,000 and more. Retirees A di, oui-in.,
were accepted with incomes of a.
at least $20,000. The margin of
error (at the 95 percent confi- a00
dence level) for the total number Si vhoerdo
of respondents in this study is Ai,'Cdii- g
(2.5 percent, (3.8 percent for in- Am I
formation specific to Gen Xers,
(4.5 percent for Baby Boomers,
and (5.0 for Silent Generation. 20 e
The Allstate Corporation Edle Bauer
M Auimatic
(NYSE: ALL) is the nation's ^Ai.,,"r
largest publicly held personal , S,,L
lines insurer. Widely known
through the "You're In Good
Hands With AllstateEi slogan,
Allstate helps individuals in
more than 16 million households , ff

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FIRST GRADE DECEMBER ATTENDANCE WINNERS: Ms. Campbell's first grade class - attendance
winners for December at Suwannee Primary School. - Photo: Submitted

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SECOND GRADE DECEMBER ATTENDANCE WINNERS: Mrs. Tedders second grade class - atten-
dance winners for December at Suwannee Primary School. - Photo: Submitted

Wrestling on Saturday
Suwannee High is hosting the State NHSCA
Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 5. Come
down and enjoy the action as kids elementary school
age to ninth grade compete for a state title. There
will be kids competing from Suwannee Elementary -
School, Suwannee Middle School as well as
Suwannee High. It's an all-day affair. Come -.
and catch wrestling fever. .'-




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February 2-3, 2005
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Major events and new happenings in Florida 2005

brings with it many exciting
new developments throughout
Florida, along with some of the
best events the state has to offer.
From hotel and resort news to
attraction happenings, Florida
promises to thrill visitors with
the amenities they expect and
surprise them with new, even
better vacation delights. (List-
ings are from North to South)
Jacksonville - The Jack-
sonville Zoo and Gardens is
celebrating the first-ever birth of
a koala at the zoo. Joeys, as in-
fant Koalas are called, are rarely
born in captivity in the U.S.
Koala parents Biala and Bun-
daleer are on loan to the Jack-
sonville Zoo from the San Diego
(904) 757-4463. www.jax-
Lake Buena Vista - Walt
Disney World announces "Dis-
ney's Magical Express," which

offers complimentary airport
shuttle, luggage delivery and
airline check-in for Disney hotel
guests. Beginning May 5, guests
of Disney hotels using the ser-
vice can check their bags at their
hometown airports, bypass bag-
gage claim at Orlando Interna-
tional Airport and board state-
of-the-art motorcoaches to
the Walt Disney World Re-
sort - bags will "magically"
appear in their rooms upon
(407) W-DISNEY(9-
347639). www.disney-
Orlando - Wet 'n Wild - Or-
lando will open a new ride this
spring that allows visitors to
boogie down retro-style in the
new raft adventure, Disco H20.
Riders can splash to the pump-
ing hits of the 70's while spin-
ning through an enclosed aqua
(407) 354-2079. www.wet-

Tampa - Busch Gardens
Tampa Bay will unveil the na-
tion's first dive coaster, SheiKra,
this spring. The new roller coast-
er will carry riders up 200 feet at
45 degrees, then hurtle them 70
mph back toward the ground at a
90-degree angle. As the eighth
member of the park's family of
renowned coasters, SheiKra will
serve as the centerpiece of a
new, lushly themed habitat with-
in Busch Gardens' Stanleyville
(800) 4ADVENTURE (423-
836-8873). www.4ADVEN-
Key Biscayne - Miami
Seaquarium has completed a
$250,000 renovation of its Flori-
da Manatee Exhibit. Visitors can
now learn about the endangered
manatee while watching them
though large underwater win-
dows. The exhibit also offers in-
teractive educational graphics
on the history, evolution, anato-
my and endangerment issues

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facing the Florida manatee.
(305) 361-5705. www.mi-
Hotels & Resorts
St Augustine - The PGA
TOUR Spa Laterra at the World
Golf Village is now open. The
world-class, full-service spa is at
the centerpiece of Laterra, a lux-
urious courtyard community, lo-
cated in the King & Bear at
World Golf Village. The first
such facility to bear the PGA
TOUR name, Spa Laterra fea-
tures special golf-enhancement
services and fitness programs
comparable to those used on the
PGA TOUR, as well as tradi-
tional spa services.
(904) 940-7800. www.pga-
Steinhatchee - Steinhatchee
Landing will open its brand-new
4,000 square foot Georgia
Cracker style center in March
2005. The new space provides a
registration area and larger din-
ing space with seating for 28 in-
side and 16 on the wrap-around

Key West

porch. Guests will enjoy the ex-
panded accommodations and a
new gift shop.
(352) 498-3513. www. stein-
Daytona Beach - The
Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean-
front Resort will re-open in
June 2005 as a spa resort with
a new name - The Shores Re-
sort & Spa. The 214-room re-
sort will include the new Spa-
Terre & Fitness Center, a fine
dining Baleen restaurant and
renovated guestrooms, public
spaces and meeting space.
S(800) 525-7350. www.shores-
Naples - The Registry Resort
& Club opened the doors to The
Sanctuary, its new spa facility
offering a full complement of
services and amenities, includ-
ing 13 Asian-style treatment
rooms, refurbished dressing
rooms and expanded reception
and relaxation areas. The Sanc-
tuary is the latest component of
The Registry Resort & Club's

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West Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale

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recent multi-million dollar reno-
(800) 247-9810. www.reg-
Fort Lauderdale - Best
Western Pelican Beach Resort's
new 11-story building on the
beach has replaced the low-rise
buildings that once welcomed
families to the area. The new fa-
cility offers private balconies in
oceanfront suites, a player piano
in the library and guest rooms
and suites that are reminiscent of
gracious guesthouses and cot-
tages of Florida's past.
(954) 568-9431. www.peli-
Coral Gables (near Miami) -
The Biltmore Hotel is in the fi-
nal stages of an $8.5 million,
top-to-bottom renovation of its
280 guestrooms and suites. The
renovations include new fur-
nishings and artwork in all
rooms and the installation of flat
screen plasma TV's in the spe-
cialty suites. The hotel will also
introduce a brand new, 12,000
square foot destination spa on
the seventh floor. The spa will
offer a luxurious and sophisti-
cated setting for state-of-the-art
treatments and services.
(800) 727-1926. www.bilt-
Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Hilton Resort
will celebrate its 50th anniver-
sary and the opening of
Fontainebleau Tower with 462
luxury suites in February. Seven
waterfalls and fountains, palm
trees, tropical flowers and a
spectacular yiew of the Atlantic
Ocean, will also welcome
guests. Also in early 2005, the
resort will introduce its new
15,000 square foot world class
(305) 538-2000.
Winter Park - The Morse
Museum of American Art will
open Domestic Treasures:
Tiffany Art Glass for the Public,
an exhibition of more than 80
blown glass objects from the
museum's permanent collection
of works by Louis Comfort
Tiffany. The exhibit will be on
view through January 14, 2007.
(407) 645-5311. www.morse-
St. Petersburg - Diana, A
Celebration, will be on display
at the Florida International Mu-
seum Feb. 19 through May 22.

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Monthly Meetings
Allen Boyd (D-North Flori-
da) Staff - Live Oak - Third
Wednesday, City Council
Chambers, City Hall, 101 SE
White Ave., Live Oak, 9:30-
11:30 a.m. You may reach Con-
gressman Boyd by calling 202-
225-5235 or his web site at
www.house.gov/Boyd, Con-
gressman Boyd's staff visit so
that the people of Suwannee
County have the opportunity to
discuss in person issues of con-
cern to them. ,Congressman
Boyd's staff has been trained to
assist constituents with a variety
of issues related to various fed-
eral agencies. It is important to
the Congressman that his staff
make themselves available for
those who are not able to travel
to either his Panama City or Tal-

lahassee offices.
Alzheimer's Support Group
- Third Thursday, Marvin E.
Jones Building, Dowling Park,
3:30 p.m. Call Cindy Erskin at
American Legion Post 107 -
First Thursday, 12-2 p.m.,
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary, South Ohio Ave. Call
Clair McLauchlin at 386-362-
3524 or Richard Buffington at
Branford Camera Club -
Regular club meetings, 7:30
p.m., third Thursday, Branford
Library, Contact Carolyn Hogue
Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Committee - meets monthly on
the second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.,
at the Live Oak Church of
Christ, 1497 Irvin Ave (SR 51

South). Anyone interested is
welcome to attend. Call Alan
Stefanik, Committee Chairman,
386-362-3032, e-mail:
comm_chair@pack408.net or
visit pack's website:
www.pack408.net, for addition-
al information. The Tiger, Wolf,
Bears, and Webelos dens
(grades one - five) meet every
Thursday at the church, 6:30-8
p.m., when school is in ses-
sion. In lieu of a den meeting,
the pack meeting is held on the
fourth Thursday at the same
time and place during which the
entire group meets for awards,
skits and fun. The pack holds
two or three activities during the
summer, as well as a week of
Day Camp.
Disabled American Veter-
ans Chapter No. 126 - Second
Thursday, 6 p.m., 226 Parshley
St., S.W. Call 386-362-1701.
Florida Gateway Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's Association
- will hold its regular meeting on
the second Thursday of each
month at 6 p.m. For more info
please call Laura Skow 386-
362-2086 or visit
Friends of Suwannee River
State Park - monthly board
meeting are held the second
Tuesday of the.month at 7 p.m.
at the Suwannee River State
Park. For info, contact Member-
ship Chair Walter Schoenfelder
850-971-5354 or e-mail

Girl Scout Leaders - First
Monday, 7 p.m. Girl Scouts of
Gateway Council will meet at
the Woman's Club. Call Mary
Check-Cason, 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Govern-
mental Monthly Meetings -
Bellville Volunteer Fire/Rescue
executive board: second Mon-
day of each month at 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alcohol
and Other Drug Prevention
Coalition - meet fourth Wednes-
day, 9:30-11 a.m., at the Hamil-
ton County School Board meet-
ing room, JRE Lee Administra-
tive Complex, Jasper. For more
info, contact 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,
Hamilton County Chamber
of Commerce, Inc. - meets first
Thursday, at 6 p.m., at 204 N.
Hatley St., Jasper. For more
info, call 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council
on Aging, Inc. - Needs volun-
teer drivers for the home-deliv-
ered meals program. If you en-
joy helping others and are inter-
ested or need more information,
please contact Dorsey Stubbs at
Council on Aging, 1509 S.W.
First Street in Jasper or call 386-

Hamilton County Develop-
ment Authority - meets the sec-
ond Thursday, at 7 p.m., at 204
NE 1st St., Sandlin Building,
Jasper. For more info, call 386-
Hamilton County Tourist
Development Council - meets
the second Wednesday, at 12
noon, at 204 NE 1st St., Sandlin
Building, Jasper. For more info,
call 386-792-6828.
Home and Community Ed-
ucators (HCE) - the council
meets on the first Friday of the
month -at 9:30 a.m. at the
Suwannee County Extension
Office, Coliseum Complex,
Eleventh Street, Live Oak. They
welcome new members. For fur-
ther information call 386-362-
Jasper City Council Meet-
ing - Second Monday, 6 p.m.,
Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meeting
- Second and fourth Tuesday, 7
p.m., Roosters Diner. Call Jim
Taitt for further information at
Jennings Town Council
Meeting - First Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Jennings Town Hall.
MainStreet Hamilton
County, Inc. - Third Thursday,
MainStreet Office, Jasper, 6
School Board - Fourth Tues-
day, 6 p.m.
White Springs Town Coun-
cil Meeting: Third Tuesday, 7
p.m., White Springs Town Hall.

I Can Cope - Educational
support group for any type of
cancer for patients, families and
friends. Third Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Marvin E. Jones Building,
Dowling Park. Call Cindy 386-
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 Bureau
meeting room, 7 p.m., second
Tuesday and fourth Tuesday.
Call Richard Tucker, 386-963-
Live Oak Artist Guild - 7
p.m., first Tuesday, St. Luke's
Episcopal Church. Contact Don
Strickland, 386-362-5146.
Live Oak Christian Home
Educators - meet first Thursday
of every month. If you are look-
ing for a strong home school
support group please contact
Pat, 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 Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens -
meet at 10:30 a.m., first Monday
of the month at the Exhibition II
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gown, 28 designer gowns, per-
sonal possessions and letters and
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estate during the time of its fa-
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ter. The new 8,100 square foot
pavilion, which houses Henry
Morrison Flagler's private rail-
car, is reminiscent of a 19th cen-
tury railway palace. The Pavil-
ion will be open to the public
during regular museum hours
beginning February 4.

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of all exhibitions in December
2005 when it welcomes Tu-
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of Pharaohs. More than 130 rare
items and artifacts associated
with the Egyptian "boy king"
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time in the United States in
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February 6, 2005
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Jacksonville is offering a
well-organized, compact Super
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ways front and center. Expect
several thousand hotel rooms, a
flotilla of luxury cruise ships,
the Media Center and NFL
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February 26-27 and
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up the music for two weekends
of mouthwatering fun during
the 5th annual BBQ Fest. This
all-American event will feature
live performances by top coun-
try artists, bodacious barbecue
from select U.S. regions and
plenty of southern hospitality.
(800) 327-2424. www.sea-
Sun 'n Fun Fly-In
April 12-18, 2005
The City of Lakeland and the
Lakeland Linder Regional Air-
port annual Spring Celebration
of Flight, Sun 'n Fun, brings to-
gether those from all over the
world, and from all segments of
the aviation community to en-
joy the best fly-in experience
ever. Year-round venues in-
clude the Florida Air Museum
at Sun 'n Fun and Gifts of
(863)'644-2431. www.sun-n-
U.S. Astronaut Hall of
Fame's 2005 Induction
April 30, 2005
Cape Canaveral
Share a historical American
event as space heroes gather to
honor their own during the U.S.
Astronaut Hall of Fame's 2005
Induction Ceremony at the
Kennedy Space Center Visitor

Complex. The Induction Cere-
mony is included as part of reg-
ular admission, although spe-
cial packages with reserved
seating are available.
(321) 449-4444.
Florida International
July 15-31, 2005
Daytona Beach
This multi-day event fea-
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Orchestra, which calls the
Daytona Beach area its offi-
cial American summer home.
Other international performers
are also scheduled. Expect a
range of music and dance,
comedy and family favorites.
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friendly event and give your
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November 16-19, 2005
Participants at this festival
can explore the globally sig-
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largest group of endangered
wildlife and plants in the con-
tinental United States. The
festival features unique bird-
ing, wildlife and nature and
technology tours, boat and
kayaking tours, field trips,
seminars, evening keynote
presentations and workshops
led by nationally recognized
naturalists and scientists.
(321) 268-5224.
Gamble Plantation Holiday
Open House
December 2005
Visitors to this event can ex-
perience an authentic Civil War
encampment, tour the Gamble
mansion and Patten house and
enjoy food and music. High-
lights will include a live cannon
display and Civil War field
equipment and early craft
(941) 723-4536. www.flagul-
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Oak. Members have the oppor-
tunity to take part in escorted
tours. For more info, call Lula
Herring at 386-364-1510.
Suwannee Valley Humane
Society Animal Shelter - The
monthly meeting will be held on
the second Monday of the
month at noon at the shelter. For
more info, contact the toll-free
number: 866-Adoptl2 (866-
236-7812). Located on Bisbee
Loop (use the south entrance).
In Lee off CR 255, Madison
County. Visit web-site at
Live Oak, Suwannee Coun-
ty Recreation Board - meets
on the second Wednesday of
each month at 5 p.m. at the
Suwannee Parks & Recreation
offices at 1201 Silas Drive, Live
Oak. For more info, please con-
tact 386-362-3004.
MADD Dads - Third Thurs-
day at 7 p.m. at the Suwannee
County Courthouse.
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 info,
call the American Cancer Soci-
ety toll-free at 800-ACS-2345
or the local office toll-free at
888-295-6787 (Press 2) Ext.:
Market Days - Advent
Christian Village, first Saturday,
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Space on first-
come, first-serve basis, $5 each.
Village Square shops open. Call
the Lodge Office 386-658-5200.
McAlpin Community Club
- Regular monthly meetings are
held on the second Monday at 7
p.m., beginning with a covered
dish dinner. Everyone is wel-
come. The purpose of the Club
is to acquaint members of the
community with all the services
that are available in the
C(o:inrr 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 386-364-
MOMS Club - Second
Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. at the
fellowship hall of Bethel Mis-
sionary 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 MOM-
Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m., Suwan-
nee River Regional Library. Call
Michelle, 386-776-2955, for
more info.
Remembering the Loss of
Your Baby - An open support
group for families who have ex-
perienced the loss of a baby
through miscarriage, ectopic
pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn
death or termination due to fetal
abnormality or maternal com-
plications. Group meets the first
Thursday of each month, 11:30
a.m. - 1 p.m., at Hospice of
North Central Florida, North
Building Counseling Room,
4305 NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville. To register or for
more information contact
Cheryl Bailey at Hospice of
North Central Florida, 352-692-
5107 or toll-free, 800-816-0596.
SHINE - Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders - Vol-
unteers are needed in your area
to assist elders and their care-
givers receive information and
assistance on health insurance
and Medicare. Comprehensive
training is provided by the Flori-
da Department of Elder Affairs.
This service is provided at no
charge. Call the Elder Helpline

toll-free at 800-262-2243, Mon-
day - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30
SHINE - Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders -
Branford - Library, US 129
North, Branford, 9-11 a.m. - first
Wednesday of every month. El-
ders and their caregivers in
Suwannee County who are try-
ing to understand Medicare and
other health insurance programs
cars receive help from the Flori-

da Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) Program.
Specially trained SHINE volun-
teers help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions about
their health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards. SHINE volunteers also
inform seniors about free and
discounted prescription drug
programs and eligibility require-
ments. This service is provided
at no charge. For more info or if
you can't travel to the site, con-
tact the Elder Helpline toll-free
at 800-262-2243, Monday - Fri-
day 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders - Ad-
vent Christian Village - Dowl-
ing Park - Schedule appoint-
ment with SHINE counselor by
calling 386-658-3333 or 386-
658-5329. Elders and their care-
givers in Suwannee County who
are trying to understand
Medicare and other health insur-
ance programs can receive help
from the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of El-
ders) Program. Specially trained
SHINE volunteers help
Medicare recipients make in-
formed decisions about their
health insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also inform
seniors about free and discount-
ed 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 Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders - Live
Oak - Suwannee River Region-
al Library, US 129 South,
12:30-2:30 p.m. - second Mon-
day of every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwannee
County who are trying to under-
stand Medicare and other health
insurance programs can receive
help from the Florida Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs' SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program. Spe-
cially trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients make
informed decisions about their
health insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also inform
seniors about free and discount-
ed 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 Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders -
Mayo - Library, SR 51, Mayo,
12:30-2:30 p.m. - first Wednes-
day of every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Lafayette
County who are trying to under-
stand Medicare and other health
insurance programs can receive
help from the Florida Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs' SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program. Spe-
cially trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients make
informed decisions about their
health insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also inform
seniors about free and discount-
ed 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 Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Small Scale Farmers and
Craft Designers Market Com-
mittee - Third Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Coliseum extension offices.
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association -

Second Monday, 7 p.m.,
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District. For more info,
call Don Neale, 386-362-4850
or Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-
Suwannee County Tourist
Development Council - Fourth
Tuesday, 1 p.m., Chamber of
Commerce Building, 816 S.
Ohio Ave., P.O. Drawer C., Live
Oak, FL 32064
Suwannee County Cmttle-

men's Association - Third
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Farmers
Co-op meeting room,. Call Herb
Rogers, 386-362-4118.
Suwannee County Senior
Citizens - meet at 10:30 a.m.,
first Monday of the month at the
Exhibition II Building, Colise-
um Complex, 1302 SW
Eleventh St., Live Oak. For
more info call Lula Herring,
Suwannee Valley Builders
Association - Second Thursday,
6 p.m., Farm Bureau meeting
room, 407 Dowling Ave., Live
Oak, $5 per person for meal and
Suwannee Valley Genealog-
ical Society - First Thursday, 7
p.m., Wilbur St. Live Oak (be-
hind Mizell's). Open Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and
1-5 p.m. Phone: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Quilters -
First and third Thursday, 10 a.m.
Jane, 386-776-2909 - after 4
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, FL
Tobacco-Free Partnership
of Suwannee County - meet
quarterly, call Mary Jordan Tay-
lor 386-362-2708, ext. 232.
Vivid Visions, Inc. - A shelter
and outreach agency for victims
of domestic violence meets the
first Monday of each month at
5:30 p.m., Douglass Center
Conference Room. All persons
interested in helping victims of
domestic violence are encour-
aged to attend. For more info,
call 386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community Asso-
ciation (WCA) - Second Thurs-
day, 7 p.m., Wellborn Commu-
nity Center. Contact Bonnie
Scott, 386-963-4952 or leave a
message at 386-208-1733.
WCA (building fund)-First
Saturday-Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast, center of Wellbom,
Andrews Square. Blueberry
pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee.
Wellborn Neighborhood
Watch - last Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Blake Lowe Building, 1517 4th
Ave., Wellborn. For more info,
call Bruce or Jane, 386-963-
Weekly Meetings
Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon
Group - meets each Thursday, 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., Branford
United Methodist Church, Ex-
press and Henry St., Branford.
For more info, call 386-935-
2242 or the District 16 Help
Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
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,
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Mayo Group - meets Sunday,
Monday, Wednesday and Thurs-
days at 8 p.m. The meetings are
held at Manna House, Pine
Street, Mayo. For more info call
386-294-2423 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-
Bluegrass Association - Sat-
urdays at 6 p.m. at the Pickin'
Shed at the Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park. Covered dish

on first and third Saturday. For
info, call 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club - Monday, 6:45
p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant,
Live Oak. For information call
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). Park-
ing is between church and
cemetery on church property or
along US 129 North. This not a
church sponsored event. For
more info, call Carla, 386-364-
4756. Visit web site at
Narcotics Anonymous - The
Gratitude Group - Meetings
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., Mondays, at
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary, 129 South, Live Oak. For
more info, call 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meeting
- Old Nettie Baisden school next
to the football stadium, 6:30
p.m., every Monday.
Square Dance - With
Vagabond Squares, Thursday, 7-
9:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, Newbem Road. Loyce
Harrell, 386-963-3225, or Ralph
Beekman, 386-752-2544.
Suwannee River Riding
Club - Membership fee $25 pet
year. Team roping first and third
Friday night. Speed events first
and third Saturday night. Call
Suwannee Valley Barber-
shop Chorus - Every Tuesday,
Crapps Meeting Room, Suwan-
nee River Regional Library, US
129 South, Live Oak at 7 p.m.
Call Fred Phillips, 386-362-
TOPS - Take Off Pounds
Sensibly, the Live Oak Commu-
nity Church of God, every
Thursday, 8:30 a.m., weigh-in,
meeting, 9 a.m. Barbara Crain,
386-362-5933 or Sharon Mar-
tin, 386-364-5423.
Weight Watchers - Monday,
9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal, toll-free 800-651-
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Advent Christian Village -
2004-2005 Artist Series -
Events include: 'History Jumps
Off the Page,' Friday, Jan. 28, at

the Phillips Dining Room, 6
p.m.; Donna Wissinger - flutist,
Saturday, March 12, at the
Phillips Dining Room, 7 p.m.,
'Cotton Patch Gospel,' Monday,
March 21, at the Village
Church, 7 p.m. (Based on
Clarence Jordan's version of the
book of Matthew); The Phillips-
Lassiter Guitar Duo, Friday,
April 22, at the Village Church,
7 p.m. ACV season tickets are
available at Advent Christian
Village, The Music Center in
Live Oak, and the Suwannee
County Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: Adults $80; Students (ages
13-18) $35; Children (ages 5-
12) $25.
Another Way, Inc. Support
Groups - Another Way, Inc. of-
fers support groups for victims
and survivors of domestic vio-
lence. For info regarding dates
and times, call 386-792-2747 or
the toll-free hotline at 800-500-
'Before You Tie The Knot' -
four-hour class for couples who
will marry soon. The cost is $10
per couple. Completion of this
course is required when couples
reduce their marriage license fee
by $32.50. Pre-registration is re-
quired. Registration forms are
available at the Clerk of the
Court's office or the Suwannee
County Extension Service of-
fice, 386-362-2771.
Childbirth classes - offered
at the Suwannee County Health
Department on Tuesdays from 6
- 8 p.m. Please call to register at
386-362-2708, ext. 218 -
Coleen Cody. The classes are
free of charge.
Department of Children
and Families - can assist you in
applying to register to vote or
update your voter registration
record. If you receive or apply
for public assistance benefits,
your local Department of Chil-
dren and Families service center
can assist you in completing a
voter registration application to
your local Sipervisor of elec-
tions for you. Remember, voting
is a right. Your local service cen-
ter is at 501 Demorest St., Live
Oak, 386-362-1483.

Disaster Action Team Vol-
unteers Needed - The Ameri-
can Red Cross of Suwannee
Valley is looking for volunteers
to join the Disaster Action Team
to assist victims of fires and oth-
er natural disasters. If you are in-
terested and would like to learn
more, call 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park -
Do you want to know more
about the Advent Christian Vil-
lage (ACV) at Dowling Park?
ACV representatives are avail-
able to meet with you and share
the story of Dowling Park. If
you're interested in arranging a
speaking engagement or a tour
for your organization, club or
church, please contact us at 386-
658-5110 or toll-free, 800-714-
3134 or e-mail ccarter@acvil-
lage.net. For an ACV preview,
visit www.acvillage.net. Or re-
quest a free videotape.
Downtown Craft Market,
High Springs - Brings talented
local artists together to show-
case their talents in the heart of
downtown High Springs and is
open each Saturday at the comer
of NW 1st Avenue and Main
Street. Admission and activities
are free. For more info, please
call 386-454-3950.
Experience Works - a na-
tional nonprofit organization,
(formerly Green Thumb) pro-
vides training and employment
services to older workers - over
55 and with a limited income -
in Suwannee County through
the Senior Community Service
Employment Program (SC-
SEP). Participants are paid the
minimum wage for an average
of 20 hours per week. For more
info, visit www.experience-
works.org or call the Lake City
One Stop, 386-755-9026, ext.
3129 for Loretta or ext. 3134 for
FoodSource - a Christian
based Christian food coopera-
tive, is in your area! Stretch your
food dollars! With the help of
dedicated vobliiteers, 'Food-
Source is able to provide quality
foods at low prices while pro-


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Cedar Key United Methodist Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

CEDAR KEY. FL -- The Cedar
Key United Methodist Church \\ill
mark the 150th Anniversary of its
founding at its annual homecoming,
Sunday, March 13. at the church. Rev.
Charles Weaver, assistant to the bish-
op, Florida Annual Conference, will
deliver the sermon.
Founded in 1855 on the island of At-
sena Otie, where the original cit\ of
Cedar Key was located, the first
church building \\as built in 157-
1858. according to a book written by

an earl Methodist circuit rider. Rev.
Jeremiah Rast. His mission included
all of Levy County, and parts of Mari-
on and Alachua Counties. There were
about 27 preaching stops on the cir-
cuit. So weekly services were not pos-
Later, \\ hen the city was moved back
one island to \\a\ Key, due to hurri-
cane damage, the present church was
constructed in 1889. The church was
heavily damaged in the 1896 tidal
\wave and \\as rebuilt. It was again

damaged in the hurricane of 1950
when it \ as moved off its foundation,
the parsonage destroyed, and most of
the church records were lost. Over 60
pastors have ministered to the congre-
gation since its founding. Its current
pastor is James Howes, formerly of
Live Oak.
In recent years the church has ex-
panded its fellowship hall, purchased
the adjacent building for Sunday
School space, a community food
pantry and a community teen center. In

2001 the church installed the 11th and
last of a series of stained glass win-
dow\s designed by local high school
students and handcrafted by local
artist Don Joyce. o owner of Haven Isle
Gift & Glass. Each window depicts a
biblical scene on top and a Cedar Key
scene in the bottom panel. The congre-
gation is also currently midway
through its "Growing Together With
God" capital campaign.
The public is invited to attend the

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G.od's Call

In memory of Pastor Leland Strickland
Father, Let me thank You,
for the man You sent my way.
He told me of salvation,
and that You'd hear me if I prayed.
He told me of Your righteousness,
and promises I could hold.
If I asked Jesus into my heart,
I could walk the street of purest gold.
You know Lord; there were MANY
who came to know Your Son.
All because of the witness,
this faithful, man had done.
He often searched for strangers
who knew not Jesus Christ.
And sharing his heart's calling,
there was a great change in their lives.
That special man is with You now;
I remember how he'd shout GLORY.
He preached the truths of Jesus,
always telling the same "old precious story."
That You, Lord, would take a moment
to save a sinner who lived so wrong.
My only regret, dear Heavenly Father,
I never got to say so long.
We all loved you
Thank You, Lord

Kathy Wilson

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The Love of God

By Pam Campbell
It seems hard to believe a whole He will meet you there. Then, the warm,
month of the year has passed ! Now, we sweet love He has for you will wrap all
are in the month of February, the time around you. He longs to hear from you,
when most people seem to think about and to answer you. God is everywhere,
Valentine's Day. I guess most people's all the time. His love is so great He tells
first thought when asked about Valen- us He watches us and protects us any-
tine's Day would be about love, hearts, where we may go; God proves this in the
flowers, candy, lots of red, pink, white Bible in 2 Chronicles 16:9: "For the eyes
and purple decorations, gifts, cards, bal- of the Lord run to and fro throughout the
loons, heart shaped cakes and cookies, whole earth." God shows His great love
sweethearts, and Valentine parties! to us in other ways, by keeping our bod-
I enjoy that part of Valentine's Day ies working, our lights on in our house,
myself! It is always a blessing to share keeping our family free from danger,
love with someone else through gifts and providing us with food and clothes, and
cards, and to let them know you really answering our prayers. God knows
care! It is also fun to receive gifts and everything we need before we even
cards and realize someone cares about know we need it! In Matthew 6:8 it says,
you. "Your father knows what you need be-
Yes, Valentine's Day is a special day to fore you ask Him." Remember, God is a
show love to others; it is also the perfect lot bigger than most people think! He is
opportunity for us, as Christians, to share the creator of the whole Universe; He
the most important love of all, the love doesn't need anything, everything is
of God! God's.
Think for a moment about this ques- The one thing our loving God desires
tion: how many people do you know from us is for us to believe! You see,
who don't really know God? They may God's love is so great He gave the ulti-
know of Him, but they don't really know mate sacrifice to show His love for all
Him and His love in a personal way, liv- mankind! He gave His only son, Jesus, to
ing in a day-to-day relationship with die a cruel and agonizing death on the
Him. Could you find a way to show them cross for all of our sins. We can read
God's love? The Bible says, "And we about it in John 3:16: "For God so loved
have known and believed the love that the world that He gave His only begot-
God hath to us. God is love; and he that .ten son, that whoever believes in Him
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and will not perish but have eternal life."
God in him" 1 John 4:16. When we real- God's love is so great he was willing to
ly know God's love, we will want to give His own son to die for us because
spend time getting to know Him:bettqr.:.It t q He knewweneeded a perfect sacrifice in
seems even a lot of Christians don't ful- order to ever live forever in heaven with
ly understand the vastness of God's love Him. Now, that is really an awesome
for them. kind of love! So you see, God already
If we take a look around at the beauty owns the whole world, the universe,
of God's creations, how then can we ever everything, there is nothing He needs
doubt God's love? There is beauty every- from us, but for us to give Him our heart,
where: in the trees, the flowers, a new- to ask Him to save our souls, to let Him
born calf, a little puppy, a kitten, the wrap us up in His precious and lasting
stars, the sky, the mountains, the oceans, love, He wants our hearts full of praise!
rivers and lakes, a bird in the flight, the Yes, Valentine's Day will come on
wonder of a newborn baby's cry. Don't Feb. 14; whether you celebrate it or not
look at the negative, look at the positive, is your choice. In the long run, what we
and all of the beauty God has put around do to celebrate this man-made holiday
us every day! doesn't really matter, but what we do
One very starry night not too long ago, with the love of God will matter for all
I sat outside in the field and looked up at eternity. So, enjoy Valentine's Day, and
the amazing handiwork of our loving take this opportunity to let family,
Creator, God. God made all those stars friends, and neighbors know you care by
for us! In the natural, I was very cold, as giving them a gift, a card, balloons or
it was one of those nights when it was flowers or making them a cake or heart
going to freeze, but as I talked to the fa- shaped cookies. But as you do these
other, God, I felt such warmth inside me things, remember to show them your
it made me know just how much He re- love, and most of all show them the love
ally loves me. Try it sometime, go out- of God. Above all, remember the great-
side all alone at night and look up into est love there has ever been or ever will
the heavens, talk to your father, God, and be is the love of God.

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"God's Love is the Best Love of All"
By Pam Campbell

Hey Kids!
Color this heart, cut
it out, sign your name
and give it to someone
you love to remind
them of God's
love for them!

I guess you know Valentine's Day is com-
ing Feb. 14! I know most kids are probably
already looking for Valentines to share with
their friends and family, and asking for their
favorite kind of Valentine's candy. Maybe
you are looking forward to a Valentine party
or expecting to get some really cool present!
Valentine's Day can be a lot of fun! I know
I am looking forward to a Valentine Party,
and for the chance to give my family and
friends valentines to let them know I care
about them! I don't know what each of you
do for Valentine's Day or if you celebrate it
at all, but I do know Valentine's Day is a day
people think a lot about love!
I am sure you love somebody, whether it is
your mom, dad, maybe a grandma or grand-
pa, or other family and friends, and I am sure
they love you, but do you know about the
one who loves you and all of your family
and friends the most of all?
I want to share with you about the best
love of all, God's love! God loves you so
very much He was willing
to give His only son, Jesus,
to die a painful death on the
cross, just so you can find
Him and ask Him to save
your soul, so you can go to
heaven some day and live
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body gave his only Son to show us His love
is the most amazing love of all!
He does not ask for us to give Him any-
thing but our heart, all He wants to do is help
us, take care of us, show us His love and He
would like us to talk to Him, to give Him a
heart full of praise! No one in the whole
world loves you like God does. Remember,
God is everywhere, so He is always with
you to help you, to hold you, to love you, al-
Yes, Valentine's Day will come on Feb.
14, but how you celebrate it is not what real-
ly matters. What you do with God's love is
the thing that will always-matter!
Enjoy Valentine's Day with your family
and friends, and use this day when everyone
is thinking about love as a chance to share
God's love with them. Always remember the
best love of all is God's Love!
Happy Valentine's Day, Kids!



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moting Christian values and
volunteerism in your communi-
ty. This is NOT a needy only
program; it is for EVERYONE.
There are no qualifications to
participate! FoodSource accepts
cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard,
Debit, EBT and money orders.
Menu is subject to change! Each
item is proportioned for 4-6 peo-
ple. This months tentative menu
is: hamburger steaks, chicken
tenders, family sized Lil' Smok-
ies, family sized pizzas, green
bean casserole, Liberty Sweet
Peas, South Gate Red Beans &
Rice, mushroom gravy, Mrs.
Smith's Fire Roasted Apple Pie,
fresh eggs, cabbage, carrots,
sliced cheese, strawberry
lemonade, oranges, bananas,
five pounds fresh potatoes, and
an unknown produce item. Pick
Up Date: Feb. 26. Regular pack-
age price - $25. Meat package
available $25. Tentative meat
box menu: ribeye steaks, pork
chops, salmon fillets, ground
beef, teriyaki chicken breasts,
smoked sausage links and
chicken nuggets. TO ORDER
TOLL-FREE 800-832-5020.
SITE. For questions or to order,
call your local coordinator. Live
Oak: Live Oak Church of God -
386-362-2483; Wellborn United
Methodist Church - 386-963-
5023; Ebenezer AME Church -
386-362-6383 or 386-364-4323
or 386-362-4808; Jasper: 386-
792-3965; White Springs: 386-
752-2196 or 386-397-1228;
Bell: 352-463-7772 or 352-463-
1963; Lake City 386-752-7976
or FoodSource toll-free at 800-
832-5020 or visit website at
www.foodsource.org for ques-
tions or to become a local host
Friends of Suwannee River
State Park - Join the Friends of
Suwannee River State Park, a
non-profit 501(c)3 charitable or-
ganization. Help keep the State
Park the gem of the Suwannee
River. The park is located 13
miles West of Live Oak off US
90. Quarterly newsletter, quar-
terly meetings, monthly board

meetings and an annual lun-
cheon meeting. Membership
brochures may be picked up at
the State Park or mail your
membership to: Friends of
Suwannee River State Park,
20185 CR 132, Live Oak, FL
32060. Phone: 386-362-2746.
Individual Friend-$15; Family-
$25; Business Sponsor-$50;
Corporate Friend-$100-$250;
Lifetime Friend-$300. For more
info contact the membership
chair Walter Schoenfelder at
850-971-5354, or e-mail him at
Florida Museum of Natural
History - Florida's state natural
history museum, located near
the intersection of Southwest
34th Street and Hull Road in the
University of Florida Cultural
Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sat-
urday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and
Christmas. For more info, in-
cluding ticket prices, directions
and parking info, call 352-846-
2000. Visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
GED Tests - A person wanti-
ng to take the GED test must
call to reserve a seat in the regis-
tration session. Attendance in a
registration session is manda-
tory in order to take the GED.
test. To reserve seat for registra-
tion session and pay fees, call
386-364-2782-Lynn Lee. To in-
quire about age waivers, call
386-384-2763-Lynne Roy,
counselor, and 386-364-2619-
Kim Boatright, GED examiner
at Suwannee-Hamilton Techni-
cal Center.
Harsonhill Inc., a prescrip-
tion information publishing
company - Financial help for
those who can't afford their pre-
scription drugs is available right
now. Steve Reynolds, President
of Harsonhill Inc., a prescription
information publishing compa-
ny, states assistance programs
have been established by more
than 100 U.S. drug manufactur-
ers to assist low income.people..
These programs cover over
1,400 commonly prescribed
medicines. Reynolds states his
company publishes a 85+ page
manual that contains all the in-
formation required to apply to
these assistance programs. For

more information about these
programs or to obtain the manu-
al e-mail: harsonhill @earth-
link.net or contact Reynolds
toll-free at 888-240-9240 or
write to Harsonhill Inc., 22425
Ventura Blvd., No. 190, Wood-
land Hills, CA 91364. For im-
mediate info, visit www.Pre-
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley - Helping Hands Volun-
teer Orientation - first Wednes-
day, 10-11 a.m. at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Drive, Lake City.
After attending orientation and
completing the screening
process, you will be eligible for
volunteering in the Hospice At-
tic thrift store, administrative of-
fices as well as helping at spe-
cial events, educational fairs,
community events and fund
raising. To register or for more
info contact Carolyn Long, 386-
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley - Helping Hands Volun-
teer Orientation - third Tues-
day, 5-6:30 p.m. at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Drive, Lake City.
After attending orientation and
completing the screening
process, you will be eligible for
volunteering in the Hospice At-
tic thrift store, administrative of-
fices as well as helping at spe-
cial events, educational fairs,
community events and fund
raising. To register or for more
info contact Carolyn Long, 386-
Lafayette County Veterans
- All veterans of Lafayette
County for your protection,
your military records DD Form
214, "Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty"
can be recorded in the Lafayette
County Courthouse. Please see
the Clerk of Court's office.
LillyAnswers Program -
Available to Floridians 65 and
older who are enrolled in
Medicare, have an, annual., in-,
come below 200 percent of the
federal poverty level and have
no other drug coverage. Seniors
may apply for the program at no
cost by calling a toll-free num-
ber, 877-RX-LILLY, or by fill-
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calling toll-free 877-RX-LILLY.
Love INC - A non-profit
Christian group that represents
local churches in finding help
for valid needs. Call Ginny Pe-
ters, 386-364-4673, Monday-
Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
MDA - Assists people with
ALS through help with pur-
chase and repair of wheelchairs,
support groups, expert-led sem-
inars, an ALS Web site
(www.als.mdausa.org) and
ALS-specific chat rooms
MOPS - Mothers of
Preschoolers - a gathering of
moms for encouragement and
fun. All mothers of children
from birth to age five are invited
to attend. The meetings are the
second and fourth Tuesday of
the month, September through
May, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
They are held at the First Baptist
Church on Howard St. in Live
Oak. For more info, please call
Marine Corps League
meets in Lake City - First
Tuesday of each month The
Suwannee Valley Detachment
of the Marine Corps League of
the United States meets monthly
in Lake City. Even months are
met in Live Oak at the Shriners
Club, odd months are in Lake
City at Quality Inn (formerly
Holiday Inn). Marines in
Suwannee County should call
Dale Condy, 386-776-2002 or
John Meyers, 386-935-6784.
Lake City representatives, John
Parker, 386-754-1980 or Bob
Edgar, 386-755-1354.
Marriage? Help me! - A
program presented by Solid
Rock Ministries, Inc. of Jasper;
at no charge to anyone. Call for
appointment at 386-792-2603.
Helping to apply Christian prin-
ciples to our every day living..
Morningside Nature Center
Living History Farm,
Gainesville - Barnyard Bud-
dies, free admission, 3 p.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday
to meet and greet the farm ani-
mals. After the animal introduc-
tions, help with the afternoon
feeding. Toddlers and
preschoolers will love learning
about the barnyard buddies.
Meet at the bar. For more info,
call 352-334-2170 or visit
Morningside Nature Center
Living History Farm,
Gainesville - Living History
Days, every Saturday,
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with staff
in period dress interpreting day-
to-day life on a Florida farm in
1870. Sample homemade bis-
cuits on the woodstove with
fresh butter and cane syrup
grown and made on the farm.
Help feed the farm animals at 9
a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Free ad-
mission. For more info call 352-
334-2170 or visit www.nature-
Morningside Nature Center
Living History Farm,
Gainesville - Discover & Do,
third Sunday of the month, kids
bring your favorite adult for a
fun activity and make a cool
craft to take home. Meet at
Loblolly Environmental Facility
on NW 34th Street between
University and NW 8th Ave.
Reservations required. Free ad-
mission. For more info and to
RSVP call 352-334-2170 or vis-
it www.natureoperations.org.
Morningside Nature Center
Living History Farm,
Gainesville - Who's Who in the
Woods, last Saturday of the
month, naturalist-guided walk at
9 a.m. 1-1.5 hours walk, wear
comfortable walking shoes.

Meet at the education office,
3540 E. University Ave. Free
admission. For more info call
352-334-2170 or visit www.na-
Morningside Nature Center
Living History Farm,
Gainesville - A Night at the
Owlery, By the light of the sil-
very moon with the owvls and
frogs we'll croon...each Satur-
day nearest the full moon. Come
at 7 p.m. with family and friends

for a lively variety of talks,
songs, hikes, fires, and fun!
Florida Wildlife Care's Leslie
Straub will help us meet and
greet our noisy nocturnal neigh-
bors, the owls, at Boulware
Springs Historic Waterworks,
3300 SE 15th St., Gainesville.
Free admission. For more info
call 352-334-2170 or visit
NFCC Artist Series 2004-
2005 - Performances will be
held on campus at the Van H.
Priest Auditorium, Madison.
This year's line-up includes:
Jan. 25, Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Glenn Miller Orchestra per-
form classics; Feb. 17, Mark
Twain on Stage: John Chappell
as Samuel L. Clemens - in look,
in voice, in gesture and above
all, in his own memorial words,
he lives again; March 3, Cham-
ber Orchestra Kremlin - Rus-
sia's internationally known en-
semble performs. Season passes
$40 for adults, $25 for children
12 and under. Become a sponsor
$100 individual to $500 corpo-
rate. For more info, passes, or to
sponsor call 850-973-1653 or e-
mail artistseries@nfcc.edu/ Vis-
it on-line at
NFCC Children's Theater
performances - NFCC will
present "The Adventures of
Lewis and Clark" by GMT Pro-
ductions, Inc. on April 18, with
two performances for sixth -
eighth graders in NFCC's six
county service area. Perfor-
mance will be held at the Van H.
Priest Auditorium on the Madi-
son campus. For more info visit
istSeries/childrentheater.html or
contact the NFCC College Ad-
vancement Office, 850-973-
NFCC College Placement
Tests - NFCC will conduct Col-
lege Placement Tests (CPT) on
computer every Thursday at
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the
NFCC Technical Center, Bldg.
13, on the Madison campus.
Persons taking the tests will be
required to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. There is a fee of
$10 for the test. For more info,
please call 850-973-1612.
NFCC E-Spotlight provides
weekly information - Interest-
ed in North Florida Community
College events? Have current
college news and happenings
delivered directly to your e-mail
address through NFCC's e-
Spotlight. Alumni, former fac-
ulty or staff and community
members interested in keeping
up with NFCC's calendar of
events and news are invited to
join the list of e-Spotlight recip-
ients. To receive NFCC's week-
ly e-Spotlight call the Office of
Institutional Advancement at
'850-973-1613 or e-mail Kim
Scarboro at scarborok@nfcc.cc.
Narconon Arrowhead -
Drug addiction can leave an in-
dividual feeling helpless and out
of control. Especially if you are
the family member or friend of
an addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and re-
ferrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling toll-free,
800-468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now!
North Central Florida Sex-
ual Assault Center, Inc. - pro-
vides individual and group
counseling for victims of rape
and incest. Any man or woman
who is 18 years old or older and
is a victim of rape, sexual abuse
or incest is eligible to partici-
pate. All services are free and
confidential. Call Victim Advo-
cate, Erica Nix toll-free at Pager
Number, 800-400-7140. For
other info, call 386-719-9287.
North Florida Workforce

Development - AWI personnel,
as part of the one-stop system,
strive to help dislocated workers
and other job seekers find em-
ployment in a prompt manner.
AWI staff now have office hours
at the One-Stop Centers in
Hamilton: 386-792-1229, Jef-
ferson: 850-342-3338,
Lafayette: 386-294-1055, Madi-
son: 850-973-9675, Suwannee:
386-364-7952 and Taylor: 850-
584-7604 counties as follows: 8

a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and alternate Saturdays
9 a.m.-l p.m.
Parents of ADD and ADHD
Children - If you are interested
in joining a support group call
Lea-Anne Elaine, 386-362-
Pregnancy Crisis Center -
The Live Oak Pregnancy Crisis
Center at 112 Piedmont St. (be-
hind the Amoco) is open on
Wednesday through Friday
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The center
will offer confidential counsel-
ing, free pregnancy tests, clothes
for expectant mothers and in-
fants. The center will also offer
referrals to pro-life doctors.
Groups and churches might
want to have a baby shower and
donate all the items to the center.
Also needed: Maternity clothes
and hangers. Telephone 386-
330-2229; or toll-free 800-696-
Rainbow Acres Animal
Shelter - A nonprofit, no kill,
animal shelter, needs donations
of all kinds, shelter material,
wood, fencing, etc. Food, old
pots, pans, etc. Almost anything
you no longer need, we can put
to good use. Cash is also accept-
ed to keep our kittens and pup-
pies healthy. Our animals are
free. Donations accepted, not re-
quired. Free!!!!! Puppies and
Dogs. Kittens and Cats. Contact
Carolynn or Matt, 386-362-
Reach To Recovery - breast.
cancer survivors visiting breast
cancer patients with information
and hope. One on one visits.
Free of charge. Call toll-free,
800-ACS-2345 to schedule a
visit. Sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Regional Heart Disease and
Stroke Prevention Coalition -
serving Suwannee, Lafayette,
Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson
and Taylor counties - meets
quarterly. Please call Diana
King at 850-342-0170 ext. 220
for more info.
Spirit of the Suwannee Mu-
sic Park & Campground up-
coming events include - Jan. 15
- Lewis Family; Feb. 12 - Sun
Country Jamboree; Feb. 14 -
Valentines Day; Feb. 22-24 Best
of America by Horseback; Feb.
24 - Mark Newton Band; March
5 - Spring Fling Garage Sale;
March 12 - Sun Country Jam-
boree; March 18 - Cherry
Holmes Family; March 24-27 -
Suwannee Spring Fest; March
27 - Craft Village Easter Egg
Stephen Foster State Cul-
ture Center State Park -
monthly Cracker Coffeehouse
from 7-9 p.m. in the Auditori-
um. Upcoming events: Art
Show - Lorraine Selby of High
Springs, Feb. 6; Antique Tractor
and Engine Show - April 1-3;
Florida Folk Festival - May 27-
29. Open stage night held the
first Saturday of every month
with songs, stories, yodeling,
music and much more. Coffee
and desserts available for sale.
Free admission at Stephen Fos-
ter Folk Culture Center State
Park, White Springs. Located on
US 41, three miles from 1-75
and nine miles from I-10. For
info on additional programs and
times, contact the park at 386-
397-4331, or visit www.Flori-
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park - Hon-
ored as one of 10 "21st Century
American Heritage Parks" in
2003. For more info, call 386-
397-7009. Visit www.FloridaS-
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Association - gets together at
the Pickin' Shed every Saturday
evening at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park & Camp-
ground, 3076 95th Dr., Live
Oak. For more info, call 386-

Suwannee Valley Builders
Association (SVBA) - A non
profit organization, is a group of
approximately 80 local citizens
dedicated to building a stronger
community, whose members
volunteer their time with active
involvement with associate
sponsorships of worthwhile
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County Chamber of Commerce.
SVBA donates two academic
scholarships each year, donates
Christmas gift/food baskets
each year and sponsor of the
children's playhouse raffle at
Christmas. Featured speakers
from local businesses and a
catered dinner are the highlights
of the evening at monthly meet-
ings. The general public is invit-
ed to attend and become mem-
bers. Donations of $5 a person
are accepted at the door to help
cover catering expenses. For
more info on joining the organi-
zation, contact Ronnie Poole,
Wanted - Have an hour a
week to share? Volunteers need-
ed at Surrey Place for our exten-
sive seven-day-a-week activity
program. Many volunteers posi-
tions are now open. Calling out
bingo or pokeno, reading to res-
idents who no longer see well or
sharing scriptures, giving wheel
chair rides in the courtyard,
helping with special events or
being a "helper/partner" on out-
ings out of the facility. Our goal
is to keep our residents' lives
fulfilled by being busy and hap-
py. For more info, please call
Karen or Ellie at Surrey Place,
Wild Adventures upcoming
events include: Snow Days -
Now-Feb. 28; Diamond Rio
with Jimmy Wayne - Feb. 5;
Bowling for Soup - Feb. 19; Ter-
ri Clark and Josh Turner - Feb.
26. Wild Adventures Theme
Park is located at 3766 Old Cly-
attville Rd. Valdosta, Ga. For
more info visit www.wild-ad-
Through Feb. 28
Driver's license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will conduct driver's license and
vehicle inspection checkpoints
through Feb. 28. 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, Turner Road,
SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fair-
field Farms Road, CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Co-
lumbia 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 County.
Recognizing the danger present-
ed to the public by defective ve-
hicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, attention will
be directed 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.
Donations needed for
Pregnancy Crisis
Center - Live Oak yard
sale scheduled for May
The Pregnancy Crisis Center -
Live Oak staff are beginning
preparations for its annual yard
sale to be held on May 13. They
are now accepting donations of
good, clean quality household
items and clothing. �Items may
be dropped off at the Center's
location at 212 Piedmont St., or
for more information call 386-
330-2229. The Pregnancy Crisis
Center is a non-profit organiza-
tion operating 100 percent on
private donations, serving the
needs of over 1,000 women and

babies in crisis situations alone
last year.
Apply now to be listed!
Fresh From the Farm a
market guide for Suwannee
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tension Service is in the process
of creating a market guide -
Fresh From the Farm - to help
the general public locate prod-
ucts straight from the farm. This
publication will also identify
various agricultural custom ser-
vices. In order for this publica-
tion to be most effective, it
should contain all local agricul-
ture-related products and ser-
vices, and this is where we need
your help. If you have a farm
product and/or custom service
you would like to include in this
directory, we need your infor-
mation. We have a form avail-
able to list this your products
and or services. This form is
available at our office or you
may call and we will put one in
the mail to you. Please fill out
the requested information and
send back to us, listing your
farm name, location (911 ad-
dress), and contact information
including your business phone
number. When listing products
and/or services, please include
the approximate dates available
on your farm in order to advise
the public when they can expect
to find these products. This
guide is intended for all agricul-
ture products including live-
stock, produce, small animals,
services and anything else that
would fit in the agriculture cate-
gory. If you have any questions,
please contact the Suwannee
County Extension Service at
386-362-2771. Our office is lo-
cated at 1302 Eleventh Street
SW, Live Oak.
Register now
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold volunteer
training in Jasper
Whether you like to work
with patients or "behind the
scenes," come and learn how
you can use your talents and ex-
tra time to help those facing a
terminal illness. If you would
like to volunteer, please join
other volunteers for this 12-hour
training series from 1-4 p.m. on
Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, Feb. :14 15, 16 rid
18, at the Jasper Public Library,
311 Hatley St. NE, Jasper. Reg-
istration required. To register or
for more info, contact Carolyn
Long at 386-752-9191.
Register Now
Dog Obedience School at
Dowling Park begins Feb. 15
A 10-week school in dog obe-
dience training will be held at
Rumph Pavilion at Camp
Suwannee at Dowling Park be-
ginning Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. The
cost is $20 for ACV members
and $23 for non-members. The
sessions are open to the public.
Register at Copeland Communi-
ty Center (CCC) on Marvin
Jones Blvd. or call 386-658-
5555. Upon registering, request
an instruction sheet. The instruc-
tor is Gloria Gram, a certified
dog trainer. David Burch, CCC
Registration deadline Feb. 9
Customer services training
for rural providers
The Rural Health Partnership
of North Central Florida will
sponsor customer service train-
ings for rural providers in
Alachua, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Levy, Suwannee and Union
Counties. The training has been
scheduled for four different
days: Feb. 11, at Shands Home-
Care in Gainesville from 1-5
p.m., Feb. 25, at Camp Weed in
Live Oak from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., March 4, at Fanning

Springs City Hall from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and March
11, at Fanning Springs City Hall
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SHANDS Human Resources
Development Department will
facilitate the training targeting
front line staff of rural clinics,
nursing homes, hospitals, EMS
units, county health departments
and others who regularly inter-
act. with patients as customers.
There is small fee of $10 for
non Rural Health Partnership
members. The deadline for reg-
istration is Feb. 9. Please contact
Shannon Helle at 352-955-2264
ext. 327 or e-mail shelle@ncfh-
pc.org for more registration in-
Now - April 1
Ten Star All Star Basket-
ball Camp
Applications are now being
evaluated - thru April 1 - 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, Jenry Stackhouse,
Grand Hill and Antawn Jami-
son. Players from 50 states and
17 foreign countries attended
the 2004 camp. College basket-
ball scholarships are possible for
players selected to the All-
American Team. Camp loca-
tions 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
The 5th Anny Association
World War II, Italy, will conduct
a 10 day final tour of Italy, de-
parting New York on June 15
visiting Rome, Venice, Flo-
rence, Pisa, Sorrento and a spe-
cial stop at the American Mili-
tary Cemetery near Anzio. For-
mer members of the many com-
bat divisions and support
groups, their families, friends
and those interested in the histo-
ry of the U.S.,5th Army can con-
tact Sny Cantoh'at 5277B Lake-
front Blvd., Delray Beach, FL.
33484 or call 561-865-8495.
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 everyone. Preparation for
the reunion is in progress. Class
members please contact Angela
Hunter Mandrell at her e-mail
address: Mandr003@bell-
south.net. The class members
may also contact Catrena Fran-
cis at:
VanessaFrancis@msn.com as
soon as possible.
Tickets on sale now!
Riverdance engagement
rescheduled for Feb. 4 - 6
The return engagement for
Riverdance, originally sched-
uled for Feb. 18-20, has been
rescheduled to Feb. 4-6, at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, Gainesville.
Tickets for performances of
Riverdance, scheduled February
4-6, are on sale now. Patrons
who already purchased tickets
for the performances may use
their tickets for the perfor-
mances at the same times: Feb.
1.8 tickets on Feb. 4; Feb. 19
tickets on Feb. 5; and Feb. 20
tickets on Feb. 6. For more info,
patrons can contact the Phillips
Center Box Office at 352-392-
ARTS (2787) or toll-free within
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Shands HealthCare. Visit the
Riverdance website at
www.riverdance.com. Tickets
are also available at the Univer-
sity Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling Ticketmaster at
904-353-3309. Cash, Visa and
MasterCard are accepted. The
Phillips Center Box Office is
open Monday - Saturday, noon
to 6 p.m. Performance dates,
times and programs are subject
to change.
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to: The
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, The
Festival of Flowers and a river
boat cruise, Mobile, Ala., March
8-11; Carnival Cruise to West-
ern Caribbean, May 15-22; and
a San Antonio Experience, Oct.
19-23. Costs and deadlines for
payment vary for each trip. The
group meets the first Monday,
10:30 a.m., Extension Building
I, Agriculture Center. Visitors
welcome. For more info, contact
Lula Herring at 386-364-1510.
Through Feb. 21
Lady of the Lake
Quilters' Guild will
exhibit quilts at the
Columbia County
Library, Lake City
Attention: Quilters and Lover
of Quilts! The members of the
Lady of the Lake Quilters' Guild
will exhibit some their quilts at
the Columbia County Library,
308 NW Columbi Avenue,
Lake City until Feb. 21. Come
by for a.visual treat!
Feb. 2
Helping Hahds Volunteer
Make a difference in some-
one's life! After attending ori-
entation and completing the
screening process, you will be
eligible for volunteering in the
Hospice Attic thrift store, ad-
ministrative offices as well as
helping at special events, edu-
catiorial fairs, ' community
events and fund raising. You
must register for orientation.
Orientation will be held from
10-11 a.m. on Wednesday,
Feb. 2 (first Wednesday of
every month) at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Drive, Lake City.
To register or for more info
contact Carolyn Long, 386-
Feb. 2
NFCC Lady Sentinels'
next home basketball game
The North Florida Commu-
nity College Lady Sentinels'
next home basketball game
will be played at 5:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, against
Okaloosa-Walton at Colin P.
Kelly Gymnasium on the
Madison campus. Ill home
games are free and open to the
public. For more info, contact
NFCC basketball coach Clyde
Alexander at 850-973-1609 or
visit athletics at
Feb. 3
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community
College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on
computer at 8:30 a.m. and

1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3,
in the NFCC Technical Cen-
ter, Building No. 13, on the
Madison campus. Persons tak-
ing the tests will be required to
register in NFCC Student Ser-
vices 24 hours before
testing. For more info, please
call 850-973-9451.
Feb. 3. 10 and 17
Free meditation classes:
Way of Life Seminar
The "Way of Life" Semi-
nars, will focus on practical
tips for a peaceful lifestyle, in-
cluding meditation, a vegetar-
ian diet and freedom from ad-
dictive habits, will be offered
at the Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, 1848 Ohio Av-
enue South at 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday evenings, Feb. 3, 10
and 17. The workshops, spon-
sored as a free public service
by Know Thyself as Soul
Foundation. For more info,
please call toll-free 877-
MEDITATE (877-633-4828),
or visit www.knowthyselfas-
soul.org on the Web.
Feb. 4
My One and Only will be
presented at LCCC
The Tony Award winning
musical "My One and Only"
will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
on Friday, Feb. 4, in the Al-
fonso Levy Performing Arts
Center at Lake City Commu-
nity College. The musical will
include the sensational score
of George and Ira Gershwin
features the popular songs
"Funny Face," "Strike Up the
Band," "Nice Work If You
Can Get It," and "How Long
Has This Been Going On?" to
name a few. Tickets for the
performance are: $14 general
admission, $13 seniors, and
$12 LCCC staff and students
and students from other
schools. Dinner before the
show will start at 6 p.m. The
cost is $6 including tax for
Spanish chicken and rice, sal-
ad, dinner roll, dessert and
beverage. Reservations are re-
quired. For more info regard-
ing the performance and the
dinner, call the box office at
Feb. 5
African American
Development Council
will hold its Fifth Annual
Roast and Toast
The African American De-
Svelopment Council will hold its
Fifth Annual Roast and Toast to
honor four of Live Oak's finest
at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 5, at
Sheryl's Noon Buffet & Cater-
ing, Fifth Street, Live Oak. It
will be a night for the commu-
nity recognize and thank four
local residents, Vinnie King,
Cora Owens, Clayton "Pete"
Sneed and P.L. Owens, for their
dedication and contributions to
the community. Tickets are $15
each and are available from
Yvonne Scott, 386-362-2789,
the Rev. Tommie Jefferson,
386-647-5984 or Bill Leithead,
County animal shelter to
hold open house Feb, 5
Suwannee County Animal
Services will hold open house
Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m at
11150 144th Street (old landfill
road off US 129) with free food,
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and donated prizes!
The public is invited and en-
couraged to come out and see
the facility, check out the ani-
mals that are up for adoption,
meet members of the governing
board and register to win a
Among the prizes and con-
tributors are a carrier, collar, pet
toy, pig-ear leash and flea comb
donated by Branford Pet Shop;
Hoof-n-Paw, a pet siting ser-
vice, is donating 10 collars; an
aquarium and setup donated by
Ralph's Rainbow Birdland; a
halter and lead rope donated by
Huffman and Gilmore as well
*Allsprings Veterinary hospi-
tal - One free cat neuter and one
free dog neuter
*Live Oak Animal Clinic -
Free neuter of a dog or cat
*Companion Animal Hospi-
tal - $30 off a spay or neuter of
a dog or cat
*Suwannee Oaks Animal
Clinic - free cat spay
*Addison Animal Hospital of
Lake City - Spay or neuter of a
dog or cat
*Mayo Town and Country
Animal Hospital - $30 off spay
or neuter of dog or cat
*You must meet criteria for
spay/neuter raffle
There will also be free kittens
for adoption while they last.
Your donations to the facility
are tax deductible as it is a
501(C)(3) charity.
Feb. 5 - May 30
"Microbes: Invisible In-
vaders...Amazing Allies," will
be on display at the Florida
Museum of Natural History,
"Microbes: Invisible In-
vaders...Amazing Allies," will
be on display Feb. 5 - May 30 at
the Florida Museum of Natural
History, Gainesville. The exhib-
it, produced by Clear Channel
Exhibitions in collaboration
with the National Institutes of
Health, is an interactive, tech-
nologically enhanced -exhibit
that explores the hidden ' world
of microbes, including bacteria,
viruses and beneficial germs.
For more info call 352-846-
2000, ext. 277.
Feb. 6
Art show featuring works of
Lorraine Selby at Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park
Portraiture and botanicals
artist Lorraine Selby will show-
case her work during a one-day
art show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Feb. 6 in Craft Square at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center . State Park,' White
Springs located on US 41, three
miles from 1-75 and nine miles
from 1-10. For more info, call
Craft Square at 386-397-1920
or visit the web site at
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Feb. 7
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Feb. 7, at 6
p.m., in the NFCC Technical
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ceptance into vocational/tech-
nical programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register please call
Feb. 8
Suwannee River Water
Management District's
governing board will meet
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District's (District)
governing board will meet at 9
a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at
District headquarters, SR 49
and US 90 East, Live Oak. The
meeting is to consider District

business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and
land acquisition matters. A
workshop will follow the gov-
erning board meeting. All
meetings, workshops and hear-
ings are open to the public.
Feb. 8
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC Tech-
nical Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required for

acceptance into
programs. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required. To
register please call 850-973-
Feb. 8-10
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments -
FCAT Writing Test
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments - FCAT Writing
Test - Feb. 8-10. FCAT is for
grades 3-10 (Grade 11-Adult
RETAKES). Each school has
more detailed testing informa-

tion available. Daily student at-
tendance is critical during
these assessment periods.
Feb. 9
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
The North Florida Commu-
nity College Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
will be played at 5:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 9, against
Tallahassee at Colin P. Kelly
Gymnasium on the Madison
campus. All home games are
free and open to the public. For
more info, contact NFCC bas-
ketball coach Clyde Alexander
at 850-973-1609 or visit athlet-
ics at www.nfcc.edu.
Feb. 10
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community
College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on
computer at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in
the NFCC Technical Center,
Building No. 13, on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking the
tests will be required to register
in NFCC Student Services 24
hours before testing. For more
info, please call 850-973-9451.
Feb. 11-12
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
The North Florida Commu-
nity College Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
will be played at 5:30 p.m. on
Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 11-12, against Pensacola
at Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium
on the Madison campus. All
home games are free and open
to the public. For more info,
contact NFCC basketball
.coach Clyde Alexander at 850-
973-1609 or visit athletics at
Feb. 14
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Moiiday, Feb. 14, at 6
p.m., in the NFCC Technical

Center on the Madison cam-
pus. TABE is required for ac-
ceptance into vocational/tech-
nical programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register please call
Feb. 15
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC Tech-
nical Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required for
acceptance , into
programs. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required. To
register please call 850-973-
Feb. 15
SCORE will sponsor a
financial management and
record keeping workshop
SCORE will sponsor a work-
shop on financial management
and record keeping from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at
the Quality Inn, US 90 and 1-75,
Lake City. The cost is $20 with
lunch and materials included.
Topics will include business
loans, credit, inventory manage-
ment, record keeping systems
and more. Seating is limited. For
reservations or more informa-
tion, call 386-755-9026 ext.
3214. SCORE is a non-profit or-
ganization which provides
counseling to small businesses
by experienced local volunteers.
Feb. 15-16
NFCC will conduct
GED tests
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED tests
at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 16, in
the NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be required
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

Feb. 16
ServSafe Program will
be held
The Suwannee County Ex-
tension Service, will be provid-
ing food safety training on
Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. at the Suwannee
County Extension Office, 1302
Eleventh Street, SW, Live Oak.
Certification is required in
Florida for food managers of
all establishments. The Univer-
sity of Florida Food Safety and
Quality Program manages the
ServSafe Program training (in-
cluding all registrations and
material orders). More info is
available about this training by
calling toll-free 888-232-8723
or visit
Feb. 14
Live Oak Garden Club
Caladium sale order
Live Oak Garden Club mem-
bers are taking orders for No. 1
Caladium bulbs to be delivered
in mid-March. Choose reds,
pinks, whites or a mix of all
three. All have green edges.
Ten bulbs for $5 to be paid as
the caladiums are picked up.
Members will be taking or-
ders until Feb. 14. Don't take
a chance on forgetting. Place
your order today by contacting
any Garden Club member or
call Sheryl Kirby at 386-364-
4586. You'll be glad you did!!
Gardening Tip: If you plant
Your bulbs in stages it length-
ens the colorful display time.
Plant some in late April and
May. Hold some out to plant in
late June to maintain a fresh
colorful display in your garden
into the fall months.
Feb. 15
Helping Hands Volunteer
Make a difference in some-
one's life! After attending ori-
entation and completing the
screening process, you will be
eligible for volunteering in the
Hospice Attic thrift store, ad-


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If you are nearsighted with a strong minus
correction, you may be concerned about the
thick edges of conventional lenses. The
thickness also lends bulk to the lens, which,
in turn, makes them heavier. In addition,
by Sherry A. conventional lenses with strong corrections
Cole, L.D.O. for nearsightedness make the eyes appear
Licensed Optician smaller. If, these factors are problematic, you
may want to ask about aspheric lenses. These
lenses were developed with a smart design of
constantly changing curves. Not only do they provide better
corrected vision (especially when looking to one side or the
other), but they also have thinner edges, are lighter in weight than
conventional lenses, and do not make the eyes look smaller.
Aspheric lenses are thin and light, which means that people who
are nearsighted don't need to worry about wearing thick lenses
that make their eyes look small. Call COLE OPTICS at (386)
754-6616 to schedule an eye exam. Keeping pace with eyewear
advances, we can fill prescriptions with aspheric lenses. Do you
want to change your eyewear. We carry wire-thin titanium frames,
stainless steel frames, colored laminated plastic frames, and.metal
frames. Brand names include, Nike, Calvin Klein and Donna
Karen. Visit us at 621 SW Baya Dr., Suite 101.
P.S. The thinnest possible edges for a strong nearsighted lenses
are produced when aspheric lenses are made of "high-index"

So-called "floaters" are small semi-
transparent or cloudy specks or particles
within the jelly-like fluid (vitreous) that fills
the eye. The appear as specks of various
shapes and sizes, thread-like strands, or
cobwebs. These spots are caused by small
flecks of protein or other matter that is
trapped inside the eyes during their formation
before birth. They may also result from the by Reaves C.
deterioration of the vitreous fluid due to Cole, O.D.
aging, as well as from certain eye diseases Board Certified
and injuries. Fortunately, most floaters are Physician
not harmful and rarely hamper vision. To be
sure that tney are not symptomatic of more serious problems, a
comprehensive eye exam is recommended if you notice sudden
changes or an increase in floaters.
Although floaters are not harmful to vision, they could be a
symptom of an underlying problem. Remember, you have only
one pair of eyes. Protect your eyes and enjoy good vision
throughout your life by having routine eye health examinations
that include thorough examination of the internal and external
parts of the eyes and screening for glaucoma and cataracts. Call
LAKE CITY EYE PHYSICIANS at (386) 754-6616 to schedule
an exam, or visit us at 621 SW Baya Dr., Suite 101.
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Common Surgical Problems In
Hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Center:
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* Kidney Stone and Surgery Lithotripsy * Microscopic
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* Sports Medicine Center
Lake City Office - 4367 NW American Lane
Phone 386-755-9215 - Toll Free 1-888-860-7050
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ministrative offices as well as
helping at special events, edu-
cational fairs, community
events and fund raising. You
must register for orientation.
Orientation will be held from
5:30-6 p.m.. on Tuesday, Feb.
15 (third Tuesday of every
month) at Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL
Gateway Drive, Lake City. To
register or for more info contact
Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.
Feb. 16
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
The North Florida Commu-
nity College Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
will be played at 5:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 16, against
Chipola at Colin P. Kelly
Gymnasium on the Madison
campus. All home games are
free and open to the public.
For more info, contact NFCC
basketball coach Clyde
Alexander at 850-973-1609
or visit athletics at
Feb. 17
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community
College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on
,computer at 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
17, in the NFCC Technical
Center, Building No. 13, on
the Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. For more info,
please call 850-973-9451.
Feb. 19
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park will host the
Audubon Great Backyard
Bird Count
The Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park will host the
Audubon Great Backyard
Bird Count on Saturday, Feb.
19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Come.help count the birds in
its rather large "backyard."
All levels of experience are

welcome and only 15-30 min-
utes of your time is required
to participate. Bring binocu-
lars and field guides. Pick up
and turn in data sheets at the
main office. Guided nature
walk at 9:30 a.m. Free work-
shop in the Basics of Bird-
watching at 1 p.m. For more
info contact Nancy Birming-
ham-Hague at 386-364-4373.
Feb. 19-20
A Wild Horse Adoption
will be held at the
Jacksonville Equestrian
A Wild Horse Adoption
will be held at the Jack-
sonville Equestrian Center on
Feb. 19-20. Requirements:
12x12 feet of adequate shelter
and 20x20 feet of corral space
with sturdy fencing six-feet
high (five-feet for burrows).
In order to transport
animalss, adopters must have
a solid constructed horse
trailer, preferably a stock
trailer, a halter and a lead-
rope. Application required.
Animals will be adopted by
competitive bid - minimum
bid $125. Schedule: Preview
all day on Feb. 18, bid from 8
a.m. - 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 8
a.m. - noon on Feb. 20. Free
admission! Walk-ups wel-
come! Bring your trailer and
a friend! Ask about the new
"Adopt a Buddy" Program.
For more info call U.S. De-
partment of the Interior, Bu-
reau of Land Management,
601-977-5400 or toll-free,
Feb. 21
NFCC Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
The North Florida Commu-
nity College Lady Sentinels
next home basketball game
will be played at 5:30 p.m. on
Monday, Feb. 21, against
Gulf Coast at Colin P. Kelly
Gymnasium on the Madison
campus. All home games are
free and open to the public.
For more info, contact NFCC
basketball coach Clyde.
Alexander at 850-973-1609
or visit athletics at

Feb. 22
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC Tech-
nical Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required for
acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
gramns. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-
Feb. 24
NFCC will conduct
College Placement Tests
North Florida Community
College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on
computer at 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
124, in the NFCC Technical
Center, Building No. 13, on
the Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. For more info,
please call 850-973-9451.
Feb. 26
2005 Lafayette Baseball
Golf Tournament
The 2005 Lafayette Base-
ball Golf Tournament will be
held at 9 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 26, at the Suwannee

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Country Club, Live Oak.
(Note: Original scheduled for
Feb. 12) Four man scramble
with prizes to the top three
teams. Cost: $50 per player or
$200 per team. Come and
support Hornet Baseball. For
more info, contact Derek Gar-
land, 386-294-3025 or Joann
Page, 386-294-2834.
Feb. 28
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6

p.m., in the NFCC Technical
Center on the Madison cam-
pus. TABE is required for ac-
ceptance into vocational/tech-
nical programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register please call
March 19
Third Annual New York
Day in Lake City
Ever lived in New York
State? If so, join us at New
York Day, from 12:30-4 p.m.
on Saturday, March 19, at
Tucker's Fine Dining in the
Old Blanche Hotel building
in downtown Lake City (just

north of Olustee Park). We
will have happy hour with
New York snacks, dinner with
both Iris and German dishes,
and New York desserts. Tony
Buzzella will provide enter-
tainment throughout the after-
noon and we'll have a New
York trivia contest as well.
Come and meet other former
New Yorkers. The cost is $13
per person for all food and
non-alcoholic beverages. A
cash bar will be available.
Call Maureen or Vern Lloyd
at 386-752-4885 or Ed Pettie
at 386-752-8520 for more
info and reservations.

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your request by fax to
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Hot & Cold Available
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Live Oak, FL 32064

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Space is still available.

Departures available from Lake City

Live Oak & Dowling Park

February 19, 2005 - Florida's Silver Spring Spend the day at Florida's Silver
Spring and enjoy all this natural attraction has to offer. $75 per person
March 11-14, 2005 - Mobile Flower Show and The Dead Sea Scrolls
Visit historic Mobile for a special showing of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Festival of
Flowers, tours of historic homes and much more! Price: $535 per person, double
April 11-16, 2005 - Washington, DC See the new World War II Memorial, US
Naval Academy and much more! Price: $849 per person, double
April 14-15, 2005 - Colquitt & Swamp Gravy Trip includes motorcoach
transportation, one night accommodations, Pebble Hill Plantation, some meals,
admission to Swamp Gravy and more! Price: $199 per person, double
May 18-25, 2005 - Discover Switzerland Discover the beauty and charm of
Switzerland on this deluxe escorted tour. Includes: airfare from Jacksonville, 7-night
escorted tour, some meals and much more! Price: $2449 per person, double
June 17-25, 2005 & August 19-27, 2005 - Alaska Cruise Set sail aboard Princess
Cruise Lines for this deluxe cruise to Alaska. Includes: airfare from Jacksonville,
pre-night in Seattle, 7-night cruise with meals, taxes and gratuities. Price: $2079 per
person, double/interior stateroom

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from town off of Hwy 51. Large Oak Trees Fenced property is mostly cleared w/
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15 Ac. Approx. 7 mi. W. of Live Oak
w/2001 Homes of Merit 2300+ sq. ft.
Mobile Home. 4BD/2BA, 2LR. Lots of
storage area, Lg. Kit, Lg. Deck on
back w/concrete patio. Home sits in
about 3 Ac. of Lg. Oak Trees w/the
bal. of prop. in pasture. Mostly fenced
& cross-fenced for cattle & horses.
Accessible from 2 roads: 1 paved, 1
dirt. Irrigation for garden spot or start
of a nursery. Asking $177,000.

DAYTIME: 386-867-1888
AFTER 6PM: 386-330-2373

For more information about this home, call the

associates of Poole Realty at 386-362-4539.

This home is being used a duplex now but Great Location!! Large 4/2 DWMH on and bedroom, 2 bath home with hardy bo
can turned into a single family easily. The acre lot, with lots of shade trees on a Coin operated car was with a single wide floor plan, large breakfast bar,
property also has 3 SWMH that are paved road. Close to schools and mobile home currently being rented for fireplace, and 20x30 enclosed shop.
currently being rented. MLS#42216 shopping. Located in Old Sugar Mill. additional income. MLS#42319 $64,900 of Live Oak on 3+ acres. $172,900. M
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HISTORIC 3/2 HOME on .5 ac. inside city
limits. Well-kept and updated. Fenced,
monthly termite treatment, home
warranty, new 4-ton AC unit. $97,000.

SPORTSMEN, LOOK! - 2/1 SW, plus
bunkhouse, close to the Gulf, Suwannee
River and prime hunting land. Fenced, RV
hookup, dog pens w/auto feed. Seller
says bring all offers! $33,000. #43858.

extras! 3/2 DW on'two acres, 40x36
insulated barn, 20x24 carport, fireplace,
skylights, vaulted ceilings and walk-in
closets. $94,000. #42719.

Carport, fenced yard with lots of flowers &
fruit trees. New water treatment system,
8x8 shed w/elec. $40,000. #41860.

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10 nicely wooded Acres, sq. lot on
high ground above 100 yr. flood
zone, approved. for MH or house.
Pwr. line @ front prop. line on road.
Nice hunting area. 3 mi. from dntwn
Jasper & 2 mi. from Hamilton Co.
Jail on Hwy. 51. Land located @
Hwy. 51 & 32nd take a right to
Hamilton Forrest Subdivision LOT
#9. Asking $3500.00 per acre. Call
Jim Strunk @(909) 376-8942.

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

DANIEL CRAPPS 1-800-805-7566

(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"

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Ten Acres Pasture/Oak Grove. 1994
23X40 DWMH. 3BD/2BA. New roof,
skirting, CH/A, W/D, Well, Septic &
Power Pole. Lg Shed. On paved rd. 8
mi. to Live Oak, FL, off Hwy 90.
Minutes to proposed year 2007 QH,
TB, Harness Track. Close to
Suwannee River & Falmouth
Springs. $75,000. Call 561-389-
7695. H. Claire Scott, Broker/Owner.

ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Pets for Sale
3 male, 1 female. $200.00 each.
Will hold w/deposit until ready to be
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grade, 50-55 pound bales, $2.50.
each. Other grades available.
Madison 850-464-3948

BEDS, Queen Orthopedic Pillow Top,
mattress, box. Name brand, with
warranty, new in plastic. $140.00.
Also new King size Pillow Top
mattress set, $200. Can delver. Call

Garage/Yard Sales

Saturday; Feb. 5, 2005, 8 am-12 pm
Located on 1006 Darrow Ave. Corner
of Westmoreland Street, Live Oak,

Live Oak
Sat. Feb. 5th & Sunday Feb. 6th
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ESTATE SALE!! Cash Preferred.
Items Include: Beautiful bedroom,
living and dining sets, lounges,
kitchenwares, china, new piano, TV's
Lots of Misc. Items!!!!
YARD SALE Fri. Feb 4th & Sat. Feb.
5th. 8 a.m.-?. Lots of good stuff! At
5943 Pine Crest, off CR 136. Follow

YARD SALE on Fri. 2/4, & Sat. 2/5.
9a-6p. In Live Oak, take 90W to
193rd Rd. Left to 5467. Many items
to choose from including Ig. size
wms. & means clothing, linens &
household items. 386-364-1058.

Brick Ranch Style Home and 10+ Acres
Approx 4.5 miles East of Mayo on Hwy #27
Mayo (Lafayette Co.) FL

Property #1: Approx. 5.13 acre lot w/paved road
Property #2: * Approx. 2296 Sq Ft Brick home on
4.87+ acres * 5BR/2B *Formal LR & DR * Kitchen
Family Room * Laundry Room * Canning or
storage room. * Paved road frontage
,;:. ,; ',.r #1 & #2 will be offered individually and in combination
Avon Collectibles Antique Linens
Plus Disney Collectibles Chenille Bedspreads
onentsL _Vintage Toys '50's Chrome table w/leaf
>Contents'k I I I .- I

Sofa/Love Seat
Misc Furniture
Set of '47 "Spring Blossom"
Misc Dishes, Bowls, Vases, etc

,Misc Lamps
Misc Books
Framed Pictures/drawings
Much, Much More!

Terms: Real Estate - 20% down day of auction, balance in 30 days.
Personal Property - Cash or good check day of auction.
10% Buyers Premium on all purchases.
Inspection: Open House Sunday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 pm or call for appointment
For More Information or Free Color Brochure
e-mail: margieb.rtoCburton@burtoealtyandauction.com
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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) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) 177th Drive: 3 Bedroom, 2
bath central heat and air. Home
containing approximately
1,350 sq. ft. Kitchen furnished
225'137 lot. $72,000.
(4) Jasper, FL: 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath, CH/AC, brick, containing
approximately 1,700 sq. ft., tender
roof. Kitchen furnished 147x97
lot, pool, $95,000..
(5) Off CR 51 S.W.: 20 acres
wooded with large oaks, and a
excellent condition, contact
office. 2000 sq. ft. under roof,
detached storage $149,500.
(6) 161/St Rd.: 10 acres with a
four bedroom, three bath,
CH/CA, brick home containing
approximately 2,500 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished, 3
car garage. REDUCED to
(7) Off CR 249: 3 Bedroom, 1
1/2 bath, CH/AC, home
contains approximately 1,180
sq. ft. 1 1/2 acres of land
(paved road) $55,000. Would
work for S.H.I.P.
(8) Hunting Tract: 13 acres +,
wooded, Steinhatchee Springs
area, river access, and Hwy. 51
access, recent survey. $26,000.
(9) Near Walmart, 70th St.,

Skeen Rd.: 5.81 acres with a 3
bedroom, 2 bath CH&AC 1999
Doublewide mobile home,
kitchen furnished, 4" well,
double car canopy, 34x20
storage etc. Good Buy @
(10) Camping Lot: One acre
riverview lot in the Blue
Springs area, river access.
(11) Suwannee at the Gulf:
Nice two bedroom, 1 bath
single wide mobile home,
kitchen furnished on large
canal with approved concrete
bulkhead. Excellent condition.
(12) Perry Fla: Nice two
bedroom, CH/CA, brick home
with garage, good area.
(13) Perry Fla: 3 bedroom,
central heat and air, 218x170'
lot, nice trees, numerous
updates, new carpet, paint,
stove & refrig. 100%
financing. $61,900.
(14) Suwannee River: Four
plus acres with 220 ft. on the
water, 4' well, septic tank,
20x32 and 10x20 buildings.
(15) Meadow Lake: Two four
acre tracts, $20,000 each.
Good area.
(16) US 90 West & 1-10: 32
Acres, zoned C.H.I., corner
tract, will divide.
(17) Houston & Sixth St.:
Two bedroom, one bath frame
home with a 100x160 lot and
75'x120' lot, good buy@
(18) Old Sugar Mill Farm:
Nice one acre tract on paved
road with a 2001 CH&AC DW
mobile home, kitchen
furnished. 12x20 storage
building. Good area. $67,500.

Flea Markets
First Day
a manufacturer of
Fashion Bedding & Accessories
Factory Overruns and Seconds
Decorator Print Fabrics
Comforter Sets-Bedspreads-
Window Coverings- Pillows-
Decorator Chairpads & Placemats.
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First Day

FOR SALE E-Z Go Golf Cart. 350
CC Engine Dual Exhaust, 12' Lift Kit,
25" Tires/12" alum. rims, CD Player
w/Speakers & Subwoofer, Custom
Paint/Graphics & much more. Call

FOR SALE 1968 19 ft. Skiff Craft I/O
Boat , Motor & Trailer. $3500. OBO.
Like new. Call 386-364-5589.
Campers/Motor Homes
FOR SALE Camper, 1994 Prowler
24'. Separate bedroom, Queen Bed,
also sleeper couch. Very clean.
Hitch, awning. Must See! $4500.
firm. Phone 386-963-2817.

First Day
Furnished Upstairs Apartment in Live
Oak, FL. In country setting, but close
to town. Includes utilities. $500. per
mo. + sec. dep. Call 386-364-8094.


2 BR, singlewide
mobile home,
central H/A.

First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer, &

garbage included.
No pets
386-330-2567 !



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.illlll llllll. & ASSOCIATES
1105 W. Howard Street, Live Oak, Florida 32064
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This one has a lot to offer...
1,550 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, metal
roof, vinyl siding, new central
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Kitchen & breakfast area has
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Houses for Rent
First Day
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1st, last & $300. sec. dep. NO PETS!
First Day
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
Mobile Homes for rent
Three BD/2BA DWMH on 1.8 Acres.
Well & Septic tank. Less than 1 mi.
from Live Oak, FL city limits. No
pets.$600. per mo. plus $500. sec.
dep. Call 386-362-6718.

Vacation Rentals

North Carolina. Easy access, great
view, 10 min to Maggie Valley, 30 min
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Mountain Stream with picnic area,
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$500/wk, $1600/mo. (386) 330-4207

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1) 4 AC. on 35th just off 137,
2) 5 AC. on 193rd just offf 90W
$30,000. (Well, Septic & Pwr. Pole).
3) 2 AC. two miles off 90 in Eastern
Madison Co. $12,500.00. 4) 1/4 AC.
Northern Suwannee Co. $5,000.
Mobile Homes or Houses.
(386) 935-2301

Mobile Homes


Land for sale.

by owner.

Ask for
Larry Olds.



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
Country Home 2001 3BD/2BA in
Live Oak, FL. Open plan overlooking
3+ quiet acres. Sep. gar. w/ apt. over.
Front & Back Porches. Asking
$250,000. OBO. Call 386-364-8094.
FOR SALE 3BD/1&1/2BA Brick
Home in Live Oak. Lg. den w/fpl,
closed carport, privacy fence. Nearly
2000 sq. ft. Also, separate 400 sq. ft.
room that could be used as guest
house, gameroom, etc. A must-see
@ 1453 Pearl Ave. Call 386-330-
FOR SALE 3BDI1&1/2BA home,
brick Veneer. Recently renovated,
excellent condition. 630 Colonial
St., Live Oak, FL. $82,500.00. Call
386-963-3445 or 386- 365-1130.

Mobile Homes
First Day
Catalina 14X60 Mobile Home.
2BD/1 BA, Hardwood floors in
livingroom, ceramic tile in bath,
carpet in BDs. Must move.
$5,000.00. Call 386-364-5563.
E. of Branford-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

Food Service
Now hiring, all positions open.
Call 850-971-0024.

DRIVERS NEEDED. Full or part-
time. Flexible hours. Valid Driver's
License required. Call Trans-Care
Services @ 386-364-4474 for appt.
for interview.

farm help
Knowledge of tractor and equipment
is a must. Call 386-330-2567 to
enquire. Drug Free Work Place.

3BR, Singlewide
mobile home.
Central H/A.
First month's

rent plus deposit
to move in.

Water, sewer &
garbage included.

No pets.

Double and

single wide
mobile homes

for rent on
their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for
Larry Olds.


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


Touch of Class
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First Day
Position Available
Part-time Housekeeper
Apply in person, no phone calls,
please. Must be 18 years of age
and pass criminal background
Apply at:
11057 Camp Weed Place
Live Oak, FL 32060


First Day

Position: Accountant
Location: Suwannee County-
Administrative Office

The incumbent will process
financial transactions .of the
organization on the General
Ledger computer system, perform
audit and checking functions in
accordance with instructions, issue
vendor payments and travel
reimbursements as necessary and
prepare and issue financial reports
as directed.

Submit resume to:
Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc.,
P. O. Box 70
Live Oak, Florida 32064.

Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for
employment. Should special
accommodations be necessary,
please call (386)362-4115-

Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
February 7, 2005- 4:30 P.M.






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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182


Actively seeking qualified
for our Lake City, Live Oak, &
Macclenny locations. Resumes
be faxed to (386) 755-2296 or
applications may be obtained at
any location.


Bulldozers, Backhocs, Loaders,
Dump Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: Feb 14th
-National Certification
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-Job Placement
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com T

Win dinner

for two at

See ad in today's "A"section
of the Suwannee Democrat

First Day
Young, disabled person on fixed
income needs housekeeper. Must
have references. Serious inquiries
only, please. Call (386) 208-0058.

First Day
Part-time: 1-2 days per week.
For outside odd jobs.
Call 386-938-2269.

(386) 755-1991 APPT. ONLY

HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
Call (386) 330-2567

First Day
It's Time for a Change
(Jasper, FL Domicile)
As a leader in the transportation
industry for over 30 years we
know what it takes to be
successful! We are looking for
professional drivers who are
ready to receive:
-Top Industry $$
-Full benefits for you & your family
.2005 Brand New Equipment
-Prescription Card
-Retirement Plan & 401K
-Safety Bonuses
-Day & Night Runs Avail.
-Class A CDL
-23 yrs of age
.3 yrs exp.
-Good MVR
OD.O.T. Physical/Drug Screen

Get Started Today!
Call: 800-500-6446 x7031


Has an opening for an Automatic
Service Technician & Mechanic,
Level 2. Bi-Weekly Salary Range is
$801.93 -$1,100.00. Minimum

1. Knowledge of preventative
maintenance for automobiles,
trucks, diesel engines or related

2. Knowledge of testing equipment
used in the repair of automotive

3. Ability to lift 70 pounds.

4. Ability to perform oxygen,
acetylene and electric welding
related to automotive and
equipment repairs.

5. Ability to read, write and
understand shop manuals and
work orders.

6. Ability to climb, squat, stoop,
push, pull, crawl, bend and work in
all types of weather.

Special Requirement: Class A
Driver's License.

Please apply on-line att
https://iobs.myflorida.com. Refer to
Requisition number 55010420.
Only State of Florida applications
will be accepted-no resumes,

Closing date is February 1. 2005.

EO/AA/P Employer

Has an immediate opening for
experienced mechanic. Hydraulic
knowledge a plus. Must have own
hand tools. Call 386-362-7048 or
come by the office of Musgrove
Construction, 8708 US 90 Live
Oak. Drug Free Workplace.

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 &
11lth St. or call (386) 362-1235.

Full Time position open at
Spirit of the Suwannee. Starting
Salary $10.00 to $12.00 per hour
based on level of experience.
Apply in person@
3076 95th Dr., (Hwy 129 N.)
Live Oak, FL
2481 W. US 90, Madison, Fl
Seeking RN for Risk Management/
Staff Development
2481 W. US 90, Madison, Fl
Seeking Full Time/Part Time
RN's & LPN's
Multi positions available @
Jennings GP Motorsports Park.
Apply in person @ 4960 NW CR
152, Jennings, FL. or call Jamie or
Bill @ 386-938-1110.


Looking for Experienced
Sales People
or Right People with no Experience
Will Train

*UpTo 35% Commissions
* Demo Program for Sales
* Health Insurance
* Great Work Environment
* Paid 3% on F&I
*Paid Salary During Training

Please call Bobby Cogswell
at 386-362-1112

* AND M UCH MORE * ' .


A -,lfl~ft

First Day
Personnel Specialist
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS for
Current Opportunities

PT personnel specialist; HS
diploma or equivalent required.
Must be proficient in MS Office
Suite, including Access & Excel.
Personnel and benefits
administration experience
preferred. Good organizational and
customer service skills required.
Good benefits, great working
environment. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background
verification required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon. thru Fri, 9:00a.m.
until 4:00p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL.
Fax resume to (386) 658-5160 or
visit www.ACVillage.net

First Day
Immediate opening for Sales position
in Wholesale Building T,'lernal
industry. Experience required. Must,
pass physical and drug screen.
Reply to: Human Resources PO Box.
50007, Albany, GA 31703-0007.

First Day
Local pest control company needs
secretary. DRUG FREE WORK
REQUIRED. Typing and computer
skills very helpful. Apply in person'.
from 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday thru
Secretary/Asst. Office Manager.
Computer exp. a must.
Bookkeeping/payroll, sales exp. a
plus. Salary DOE. Fax Resume to:
(386) 346-2106.
Full time position in busy real estate
office in Mayo. Must have excellent.
computer skills with emphasis on"
Windows, Word and Excel with'
experience in general office duties,,
Send resume to: PO Box 268, Mayo,;
FL 32066
is seeking Houseparent Couples
for therapeutic group home for
emotionally handicapped boys.
Good pay, great benefits. Fax
resume to (904) 825-0604, call
(904) 829-1770, or apply in person
at 50 Saragossa Street, St.
Augustine, Florida. EOE/DFWP.

(386) 755-1991

First Day
TRUCK DRIVERS Needed Full and
Part-time at Garrison Farms. Good-
CDL a must. Call 386-364-1493.
First Day
needed to lose 5-30 pounds
this month!
First Day
(386) 755-1991

Autos for Sale
FOR SALE '98 Ford Contour SE`
Sport, 4dr. Low mi., good condition,.
clean, well maintained,good tires.
AC/AM/FM/CD/power everything.
Asking $4000. 386-842-2006.
per month on a 2004 Chevy Max.
DVD, leather, sunroof, skid control,
XM satellite radio, 38 MPG. Call 386-
362-1734 ext. 107.

Trucks for Sale
FOR SALE 1998 GMC Jimmy. Re-
built engine w/less than 10,000
miles, new tie rods. See @ 13366
Hwy 136W. Call 386-362-3357.
FOR SALE 2002 Ford Ranger.
$10,500.00. Good condition. Can be
seen @ 122 W. Duval, Live Oak,
across from bread store. Call for
more info 386-362-7084.

FOR SALE 2004 50cc GY50 dirt
bike. Disk brakes, electric start, 4-
speed trans. Like new. $800.00. Call

First Day
FOR SALE E-Z Go Golf Cart Parts &
295 2 cyl. engine, Low Hours, $600.
OBO. Also, High Speed gear set for
rear end & rear end low torque clutch
$300. Call 386-208-6210.

To place your ad

in the Classified


call Louise at

386-362-1734 today!


HCCOA is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Minimum
qualifications include Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, with administrative
or supervisory experience in social service, aging network or health related fields. Experience may
be substituted for all or some education requirements upon approval by the Board of Directors.
The executive director is under supervision of the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the
management, supervision and coordination of all staff, volunteers and activities to achieve goals
and objectives set forth in the grants, resulting in the delivery of services designed to enhance the
quality of life for senior adults in Hamilton County. This administrative position is in charge of the
daily operation of all programs and functions of the Senior Center, conducted within the budgetary
and statutory limitations of all funding sources. Knowledge of the preparation and assembly of
state and federal grants is essential; other essential knowledge includes computer literacy in word
processing and spreadsheets, and experience in fund accounting.
The successful candidate must demonstrate initiative, mature judgment and ability to work well
with people, and must also possess good written and verbal communicative skills. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications. A current resume will be required.
Application deadline is February 17, 2005 by 2:30 p.m. Application forms are available at:
Hamilton County Senior Center
1509 S.W. 1st Street (M. L. King Drive), Jasper, FL

HCCOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from older persons and
from qualified persons with disabilities. HCCOA is committed to a drug-free workplace. Screening
test for illegal drug use required as a condition of employment.



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1/2 cup plhi 2 tablespoons Kikkoman So. Sauce,
2 tablespoons drn sherry
4 closes garlic. pressed
3 pounds pork loin hack ribs. cut into
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Full Moon Pastries
Makes 16 pastries
S1/2 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
All-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/4 cup Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce
.:1/3 cup chopped green onions and tops
'.2 sheets rozen puff pastry, thawed
:1, ; egg, beaten-with 1 tablespoon water
Cook'pork in hot oil in large skillet over medium-high
heat l minute. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon flour and five-spice.
over poril c,:ol and stir I minute, or'until pork isjust
done. Srlr Irn .lr-lry sauce. Remove from heat and cool;
stir in green onions. On lightly floured surface, roll each
pastry sheet into 12-inch square. Using 3-inch cookie
cutter, cut each sheet into 16 circles. Brush 16 circles
with egg mixture; spoon 1 tablespoon pork mixture even-
ly onto each circle. Cover filling with remaining circles,
pinching edges together to seal. Cut 2 small slits in cen-
ter of each.* Place pastries 2 inches apart on two greased
baking sheets. Brush tops with egg mixture. Bake in
4000F vben 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
P.ei.rie, can be made and frozen up to 2 weeks. Thaw
pjtri;f.. hlr 30 minutes; prepare as directed.

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I tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lOnillo ketchup
I teaspoon plus I tablespoon cornstarch.
1 red jalapeiin pepper
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Golden Phoenix Nests
Makes 8 salad cups
1 cup diced, cooked chicken breast
3/4 cup diced Fuji apple
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced deli ham, cut into
1/2-inch squares
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Tangy Honey Dressing (recipe below)
8 iceberg lettuce leaves, cut into 5-inch circles
Combine chicken, apple, celery, ham and almonds in
bowl. Prepare dressing; pour over salad and toss to coat
all pieces. Fill lettuce leaves with about 1/3 cup chicken
mixture and arrange salad cups on serving platter.
Tangy Honey Dressing: Blend 1/3 cup Kikkoman
Sweet & Sour Sauce, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and
1 tablespoon honey.

Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
Combine 1/4 cup Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce, 1 table-
spoon thinly slivered fresh ginger root, 2 teaspoons
balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon Oriental sesame oil.
Serve heated frozen potstickers and egg rolls with sauce.
Makes 1/3 cup sauce

Empress Pink Pear Lanterns
Makes 8 servings
8 firm, ripe Bose or Bartlett pears
3 cups white Zinfandel wine
1/2 cup sugar
4 slices fresh ginger root, each about
1/4 inch thick
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cuporange juice
1 carton (8 oz.) creme fraiche
Leaving stems attached, core and peel pears. Cut thin
slice off bottom of each pear. Combine wine, sugar, gin-
ger and cinnamon in Dutch oven or large saucepan;
bring to boil. Add pears. Reduce heat and simmer, cov-
ered, 15 to'25 minutes, or until pears are tender when test-
ed with toothpick, turning pears over occasionally. Re-
move pears; cover and chill. Meanwhile, add orange juice
to saucepan; bring to boil. Cook until sauce is reduced to I
cup, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard spices. Pour
sauce into bowl; cover and chill. Cut pears in half cross-
wise. Remove top halves and fill centers with cr�me
fraiche, spreading to edges; replace tops. To serve, spread
2 tablespoons wine sauce onto dessert plates; place pears
on sauce.

From top:
Mandarin Pork
Back Ribs, Full
M~Ioon Pastries,
Prawns, Golden
Phoenix Nests,
and potstickers
and egg rolls
served with
Dipping Sauce

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