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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: February 23, 2005
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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Congressman Boyd hosts first healthcare meeting


SSusan K. Lamb
* Democrat Managing Editor
Congressman Allen Boyd held the very
first of 14 town hall meetings on healthcare
issues in Live Oak Monday, Feb. 21, as he
began a 14-city tour. Only about 30 people
showed up at the important meeting, in-
Cluding two city councilmen and the direc-
tor of the local health department.
No elected official or department head


Dekle in

running for

circuit

judgeship

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Third Circuit Assistant State Attorney
Bob Dekle is among the three attorneys
named by a nominating committee as a
possibility to replace Circuit Judge Tom
Kennon who is re- ,.
tiring this week. .
Dekle, an assis-
tant with the Third
Circuit for nearly - ;
27 years, is cur- . ' l
rently division g , .#-
chief of the Lake
City office but
spent the last 20
years in'the Live Bob Dekle
Oak office prose-
cuting cases. He served as division chief
in Lake City from 1982-83, again from
1990-94 and was re-appointed in 2002 to
SEE DEKLE, PAGE 10A

I Init erd Wal/


Congressman
Allen Boyd


from the county was present to answer critical questions
about the healthcare issues that pertain specifically to
Suwannee County or to answer questions regarding re-
sources available to the public and specific needs of this area.
. Boyd brought with him Bill Williams; a Gulf County new-
ly elected county commissioner who makes his living serv-
ing the healthcare needs of others. Boyd said the purpose of
the hearings that will be held throughout his district is to de-
termine what the people feel is the problem specific to their
areas, work with local and state officials to find an answer
and then solve the problems.
"I've had a lot of town hall meetings and everywhere "the


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NJROTC HOISTS COLO
memorial at the Live 0
many Live Oak service
before a huge crowd of
SALUTE: Members
of the American Le-
gion and city gov-
ernment salute the
US flag during the
Pledge of Allegiance
at the dedication of
the new veterans
memorial at the Live
Oak Cemetery. More
photos page 7A.
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Auction raises
auction raises*A


issue of healthcare will come up," Boyd
told the audience of mostly 50 and above
citizens. "We're constantly faced with how
to make the system better," he said, and this
is the first step in doing just that. Boyd said
in 1960 $23 billion was spent on health-
care. In 2001, $1.2 trillion was spent. In
1960 four percent of the gross salary of cit-
izens was spent on healthcare, but in 2001,
more than 12 percent of the gross salary


SEE CONGRESSMAN, PAGE 10A


Elks dedicate

veterans'

memorial

Yvette Hannon
Democrat Reporter
The idea came when a group of war
veterans were sitting around exchanging
war stories and someone asked where
the Live Oak veterans' memorial was lo-
cated. Since Live Oak did not have one,
soon ideas were being thrown around


" - : :- -. : ' SEE ELKS, PAGE 10A

ORS: Suwannee High School NJROTC hoists the US flag making the new veterans' W- - - - .I fl e
)ak Cemetery complete during its dedication Feb.21. The memorial was a vision of W i n-Dixie files
men and women and on Feb. 21 the dream came true as the memorial was dedicated
dignitaries, veterans and members of the community. - Photos:Yvette Hannon 10for Chapter 11

N -. .- ..re-organization
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In a press release prepared Feb. 21 and re-
leased on the winndixie.com website, Winn-
Dixie Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WIN) has an-
t nounced that in order to address the financial
. ....and operational challenges that have ham-


pered its performance, the company and 23
of its U.S. subsidiaries have filed voluntary
petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11
SEE WINN-DIXIE, PAGE 10A


Live Oak named


more than $4,000 Best of America


Staff
The first United Way Suwan-
nee County Auction was hosted
by and held at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park Friday,


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Feb. 18. Many small business-
Ses in Suwannee and surround-
ing counties contributed items
to the auction. The event pro-
vided a fun-filled evening that


SEE FIRST, PAGE 3A


#1.


The first United Way Suwannee County Auction was conducted
by auctioneer John W. Hill, left, who was assisted by auction
chair Suwannee Democrat/Live Oak Publications Advertising
Manager Monja Robinson. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb


By Horseback


Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter
Live Oak received a tremen-
dous honor Feb. 21 from the
folks at Best of America By
Horseback, a new TV show
soon to be on the RFD chan-
nel. Live Oak has been named
the BEST place to go horse-
back riding in America.
Mayor Sonny Nobles was on


hand to meet and greet the two
hosts of the new show Tom
Seay and Doug Sloan. The
production crew and the hosts
had a special plaque for Nobles
naming Live Oak as "The best
place to go horseback riding in
America." Nobles and County
Commissioner Billy Maxwell
received the plaque on behalf
of Live Oak and Suwannee


SEE LIVE, PAGE 10A


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ad. Also in today's Suwannee Democrat is a special BINGO card. Just fol-
low the direction on the card and if you have a winning card, send it in and you'll
be eligible to win the big prize in a drawing of all winners.


LIVE OAK NAMED BEST PLACE TO RIDE A HORSE IN AMERICA:
County Commissioner Billy Maxwell and Live Oak Mayor Sonny
Nobles accept a plaque naming Live Oak as "The best place to ride
a horse in America." The plaque came from the two hosts of a new
show "Best of America By Horseback." L to r: Maxwell, Nobles,
host Doug Sloan and host Tom Seay. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


2005 Chevrolet Come SEE why more and more people
urc are finding their best deal at

S'Ws" Haney Chevrolet


W ES HANEY Aher Rlt.,
Family Owned & Operated Since 1967
Just East Of Downtown. 362-2976 Live Oak, FL 139761JRS-F


Suwannee County should see mostly cloudy in the morning with scat-
TODAY'S tered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 76�F. For up to
WEATHER the minute weather information go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com
WEAHERl FEATURED ON PAGE 5B


INDEX
C classified s .................................... 1 5 D
Sports ....... ............................... 1-6B
Suwannee Living ,............................5A
View point ...... ................. 4A
Legal Notices................................7B
C alendar..... ............................... 2-8C


AREA DEATHS
Ed Thompson, 65, Live Oak
Bennie Willis, 83, Live Oak
Goldie Hindman, 83, Dowling Park
Jeanette H. Gilpin, 72, Dowling Park
Virginia Goff, 78, Live Oak
Mollie King, 99, Live Oak
OBITUARIES ON PAGE 6A


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Fax, 386-364-5578
Email, www.suwanneedemocrat.com
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122



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



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



CIRCULATION
* Circulation Manager,
Angle Sparks, ext. 152
* Circulation
Service Hours, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884

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Wednesday and Friday.
Periodicals postage paid at
Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
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the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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Letters may be edited to fit available
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200 words. Please include your
name, address, and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters tO
the Editor can be limited to one
letter per quarter per individual.


SPEAK OUT SUWANNEE
Call 386-208-8314. Comments to
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BRIEFLY


Senator Nelson to be
in Live Oak Feb. 28 for
Town Hall meeting
US Sen. Bill Nelson will be
at City Hall Feb. 28 from 1 un-
til 2 p.m. for a town hall meet-
ing. The public is invited to at-
tend and express your con-
cerns.

Enter by Feb. 24
Suwannee High
NJROTC Chili
Cook-off and Pie
Eating Contest on
Feb. 26
Suwannee High NJROTC
Chili Cook-off and Pie Eating
Contest at the Suwannee
County Coliseum, Live Oak
on Saturday, Feb. 26. Deadline
to enter is Feb. 24. To enter
send your name, address and
phone number and which con-
test you are entering along
with entry fee to
NJROTC/Chili, P.O. Box 834,
Live Oak, FL 32064. Info:
Myrtle Parnell, 386-364-7868.

Mock disaster drill
slated for March 4
March 4 there will be a
training drill in the city of
,Live Oak at the First Federal
Sportsplex by Suwannee
County Emergency Manage-
ment (EM) where it will ap-
pear there has been a major
disaster. It's only a drill and
those people you might see
bleeding and being taken to
ambulances or laying on the
ground are only volunteers
helping to train EMS people
how to better respond during
times of disaster. Involved
with many areas of emergency
employees from the county
and city, including County
Fire/Rescue, City Fire,
deputies, Parks and Recre-
ation, police officers and oth-
ers.

Submit by March 11
Attention NFCC
students, alumni
North Florida Community
College's (NFCC) literary and
arts magazine, the "Sentinel
Review," invites all NFCC
students, employees and
alumni to enter poetry, fiction
and pen and ink artwork by
March 11. Info: Linda Brown,
850-973-9456 or


brownlin@nfcc.edu, or John
Grosskopf, 850-973-9455,
grosskopf@nfcc.edu.

RSVP by March 12
School bus drivers
former and retired are
invited to retirement
celebration
All former and retired
Suwannee County school bus
drivers are invited to help cel-
ebrate the retirement of Hugh
Mills and Diana Evans. Cele-
bratiion at 6 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, Sheryl's Buffet, 515
SW Fifth Street, Live Oak.
Tickets: $12.50 per person.
RSVP by March 12 or for
info: Marianne Wood, 386-
364-3575; Pete Sneed, 386-
362-2122; Joan Fewox, 386-
776-2555; Pat Bryant, 386-
776-2231; or Karen Willis -
386-935-1317.

NFCC hosts Black
History Month lecture
by Carl Raye and Dr.
Tameka Hobbs today
North Florida Community
College, Black History Month
lecture, "A Killing in
Choctaw: The Power of For-
giveness" by Carl Raye and
Dr. Tameka Hobbs, 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 23, Van H.
Priest Auditorium, Madison
campus. Free to public. Info:
850-973-1635 or e-mail oliv-
era@nfcc.edu.

Suwannee County
Cattlemen's
Association
Heifer Raffle
Suwannee County Cattle-
men's Association Heifer Raf-
fle. Tickets $1 each. Proceeds
support Beef Heifer Show.
Drawing at Suwannee County
Fair in March. Info or tick-
ets:Dottie Barfuss, 386-364-
3266 or Joe Jordan, 386-362-
4724.






CASH 3 PLAY 4
2/21/05. . 4,3,3 2/21/05 .. 3,5,8,8
FANTASY 5
2/21/05 . . . . . . . . . . 6,7,12,16,24
MEGA MONEY ...... 1,14,18,38
LOTTO .......7,13,26,28,34,43


Editor's note: The Suwannee
Democrat prints the entire ar-
rest record each week. If your
name appears here and you are
later found not guilty or the
charges are dropped, we will be
happy to make note of this in
the newspaper when judicial
proof is presented to us by you
or the authorities.
The following abbreviations
are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee County
Sheriffs Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police De-
partment.
FDLE-Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-
trol.
DOT-Department of Trans-
portation
P and P-Probation and Parole
Feb. 17, Donald Brasfield,
34, O'Brien, battery, SCSO D.
Falgout.
Feb. 17, Pamela Damell, 35,
Millers Creek, N.C., possession
of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
SCSO J. Smith.
Feb. 17, Timothy Earl Dice,
39, Milton, disorderly conduct,
SCSO B. Barrs.
Feb. 17, John Odom Edward
Jr., 20, Lake City, burglary of a
structure, petit theft over $100,
SCSO B. Mincks.
Feb. 17, Adam James Hugh-
es, 18, O'Brien, burglary of a
structure, SCSO D. Leach.
Feb. 17, Maria Delcarmen
Lopez, 24, 1711 Long Ave., no
drivers license, failure to appear
on original charge of driving
under the influence (Brevard
County) LOPD C. Tompkins.
Feb. 17, Terence Saunders,
51, Clermont, failure to appear'
on original charge of fraudulent
application for drivers license,
SCSO S. Law.
Feb. 17, Stephannie Lynn
Tasker, 38, 505 McGee Street,
grand theft III, uttering a
forgery, SCSO M. Jelks.
Feb. 17, Kenneth Wayne Till-
man, 42, 1804 Duval Street, re-
sisting arrest without violence,
contempt of court on original
charge of child support or 90
days in county jail, LOPD J.
Brown.
Feb. 18, Angela Marie Geib,
21, 646 Washington St., posses-
sion of cocaine, attempt to pur-
chase cocaine, LOPD C. Tomp-
kins.
Feb. 18, Rosanna Velin Mar-
tinez, 31, 2836 103rd Road,


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White Lake Yacht & Dinner Club
(Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center)
March 11. 2005
Cocktail hour 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. B YO B,
Dinner & Entertainment 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Appetizer - Te.ta's Fa-mou.s Steamed Whole Artichoke
with Maitre d' Butter
Salad - Marinated Garden Vegetable Salad in Radicchilo
Sorbet - Chef's Choice
Entrees
1 Parme-an. Lobster and Baby Shrimp Encrusted Snapper
2 Steak Dianne
Served with Gratin Dauphmois and Roasted WUd Mushroom Ragout
Romano Cheese Roll,
Dessert - Frozen Orange with a Gran Marnier
Cream FLhing \\ith a Lime and VandlJa Yogurt Sauce
W W W.camn p eed.comr - ni-


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possession of cocaine, attempt
to purchase cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, battery,
LOPD C. Tompkins.
Feb. 18, Brad Alan Patterson,
30, 10801 73rd Loop Lot 11,
sentenced to 10 days in county
jail weekends 24 or 48 hours,
SCSO E. Padgett.
Feb. 18, Ernest Robinson,
46, Ocala, fraudulent use of
personal identification - two
counts, driving while license
suspended or revoked, SCSO S.
Law.
Feb. 19, O'Chester Fennell,
41, 192 Johnson Ave., sen-
tenced to salvation army, SCSO
T. Donaldson.
Feb. 19, Refugio Flores-
Gonzalez, 49, Labelle, driving
while license suspended -
knowingly, reckless driving, at-
tached tag not assigned, LOPD
D. Slaughter.
Feb. 19, Wilson Philemon,
28, 515 Seventh Street, domes-
tic violence - battery, LOPD K.
Davis.
Feb. 19, Richard Carroll
Pittman, 63, 603 Ada Street,
driving under the influence -
habitual, LOPD A. Moreno.
Feb. 19, Noah Nathaniel
Stanley, 55, 404 Anna Ave., Lot
33, aggravated battery, LOPD
A. Moreno.
Feb. 20, Cetoria Yvette
Brown, 24, 611 Seventh Street,
battery (domestic violence),
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell, possession of co-
caine with intent to sell, LOPD
J. Rountree.
Feb. 20, Juan Carlos Nuve
Chavez, 41, 1012 SW Sixth
Street, no valid drivers license,
LOPD A. Moreno.
Feb. 20, Samuel Jason
Coslick, 21, Branford, grand
theft, forgery, uttering forged
instrument, failure to appear on
original charge of driving while
license suspended (Columbia
County), LOPD D. Slaughter.
Feb. 20, Marlon Vernon
Daughtry, 20, 13126 92nd
Street, retail theft, LOPD J.
Craig.
Feb. 20, Jeffrey Loring Hing-
son, 43, 8410 137th Road, ag-
gravated assault with firearm,
possession of firearm under the
influence, SCSO B. Akey.
Feb. 20, Crystal Lacole John-
son, 20, Lake City, battery -
three counts, affray, SCSO T.
Lee.
Feb. 20, Jose Leon-Jiminez,
31, 12810 167th Rd., burglary -


domestic violence, stalking -
domestic violence,. LOPD J.
Moreno.
Feb. 20, Jose Nabor Mar-
tinez, 51, Lake City, driving un-
der the influence, LOPD A.
Moreno.
Feb. 20, Joseph Lavoyd
Phillips, 21, 7486 135th Circle,
possession of less than 20
grams cannabis, possession of
drug paraphernalia, LOPD D.
Slaughter.
Feb. 21, Kimberly Bispham,
35, 13153 Railroad St., viola-
tion of community control on
original charge of grand theft
HI (Columbia County), P and P
P. Corbett. ,
Feb. 21, Freddie Lee Clay-
ton, 33, 219 Tedder Ave., bat-
tery (domestic violence),
LOPD K. Kirby.
Feb. 21, Carolyn Robinette
Couch, 38, 618 Second Street,
purchase of cocaine, possession
of cocaine, driving under the
influence, LOPD D. Slaughter.
Feb. 21, Paul Johnson, 19,
23100 98th Terr., violation of
probation on original charge of
sale of cannabis, P and P H.
Pearson.
Feb. 21, David Gerald
Mauger, 46, Zephyrhills, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of driving under the in-
fluence, driving while license
suspended, failure to stop for
inspection, SCSO D. Leach.
Feb. 21, Jack Daniel
McGee, 42, manufacture of
methamphetamine, violation
of probation on' original
charges of battery (domestic
violence) - two counts, viola-
tion of injunction, SCSO S.
Law.
Feb. 21, Asa Darrell Russell,
36, Ackworth, Ga., aggravated
assault, petit theft, disorderly
conduct, SCSO L. Willis.
Feb. 21, Annette Marie
Selph, 39, 5713 112th Place,
grand theft II (Columbia
County), SCSO T.E. Roberts.
Feb. 21, Larry Dobbie
Wheeler, 44, 616 Second
Street, purchase of cocaine,
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
LOPD D. Slaughter.
Feb. 21, Alane James
Williams, 44, 13365 106th
Place, violation of probation
on original charges of posses-
sion of less than 20 grams
cannabis, driving while license
suspended (Columbia Coun-
ty), LOPD D. Slaughter.


WANTED

Alberta Cooks Ross
Black Femalea
DOB: 8-12-58
Last known address:
602 Scriven Ave.
03-2074 MM Worthless Checks X5
Suwannee County
03-424-MM FTA, Passing Worthless
Checks X 3 Hamilton County
032-705-MM Worthless Checks X3
Columbia County . .


Kathy Marie
Mortlock
W.'F
DOB 07-15-65
Last Known Address 712 Webb Drive
02-637 MM FTC, Original Charge Battery


Remember, if you have information regarding this
crime or others please call CRIME STOPPERS at 208-
TIPS (8477). If your information leads to an arrest, or
seizure of narcotics, the recovery of stolen property,
you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
You do not have to testify in court and you will remain
anonymous.
Crime Stoppers has up to $11,000 in
unclaimed rewards, if you called Crime
Stoppers over the last 00 days, please
call on the 3rd Tuesday in March and
claim your reward with your tip
number!ll





St 208-841177


Paid for by the office of Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund .


Arrest Record


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005


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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2005 U SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK PAGE 3A


First


Mark Newton Band to perform Feb. 24


at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park


The Mark Newton Band
will perform Thursday, Feb. 24
at 7 p.m. at the Spirit of the


Suwamnnee Music Park in the
Music Hall.
The release of his first solo


Spirit of Suwannee Music Park

200 Concerts and Events
NO PETS ALLOWED DURING MAJOR MUSIC EVENTS PLEASE


February 21-23
February 22-24
February 24
March 5
March 12
March 18
March 18-20
March 24-27
April 1-2
April 7-9
April 9
April 15-16
April 21-24
May 8
May 14
May 27-30
June 11
June 15-18
June 19
July 1-4
July 9
August 6
August 13
September 2-5
September 10
September 10
October 5-8
October 20-23
October 27-29
October 29-30
TBA
TBA
november 12
November 12
November 14-19
November 24-26
November 25
November 26

December 1-25
December 10
December 29-
January 1


Kid's Music Camp
Best ot American B,' Horseback
Mark Newton Band
Spring Fling Garage Sale
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Cherry Holmes Family
Florida Trail Annual Conference
Suwannee SpringFest
'3rd Annual ROCK-n-WHEELS
LonesomE River Band Music Fest
Sun Counlry Jamboree - Live
WaneeFest
Suwannee River Jamr
Mother's Day
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Memorial Day Weekend
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Spring Suwannee River Jubilee
Father's Day
'4th of July Gei-A-Way
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Sizzlin' Garage Sale
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Labor Day Picnic
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
4th Annual Indian Artifact Show & Knapp-ln
Fall Suwannee River Jubilee
MagnoliaFesr
Fall Motorcycle Rally
Craft Village Halloween Family Bazarre
Theatre Works School Play
National Trail Ride Association
Sun Country Jamboree - Live
Operation Christmas Child Motorcycle Run
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection
Old Tymne Farm Days
Old Tyme Gospel Sing
Suwannee Lights Display Grand Opening
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National Trail Ride & New Year's Eve Party


CD in 1998, "Living a Dream,"
and its subsequent success,
went a long way toward "re-in-
troducing" Mark Newton,
bluegrass veteran to the public.
Originally from Paducah, Ky.,
Mark Newton was bom into a
musical family. Mark's father
played mandolin, guitar and
, fiddle and his mother was an
accomplished pianist. It was no
surprise that Mark took to mu-
sic as well, first appearing on
stage at the age of 14 The fam-
ily moved to Fredericksburg,
Va. in 1960 where Mark was
lucky enough to grow up sur-

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rounded by a culture rich in
music. The DC area of Virginia
in the mid-60's was a booming
scene for festivals, and Mark
took advantage of this. . travel-
ing every weekend to take in
shows.
The band has been a frequent
visitor to the Music Park.
The band has been at the
park this week holding a chil-
dren's music camp. The. con-
cert for the Kids' Music Camp
will be tonight at the Music
Hall at 6 p.m. Please call 386-
364-1683 for more informa-
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included a silent auction and a
live auction conducted by auc-
tioneer John W. Hill.
Suwannee Democrat/Live
Oak Publications Advertising
Manager Monja Robinson
chaired the auction. Kathy
Sasser, Bill Regan, Joel Turner,
Mae Jones and Charisse Cherry
assisted her.
The charity auction allows
smaller businesses and individ-
uals to contribute items to be
auctioned. The funds raised
provide community support for
the local United Way's commu-
nity impact initiatives and pro-
grams of 22 local health and
human service agencies that are
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Suwannee Valley. Funds raised
through the auction will con-
tribute toward the 2004-2005
annual community fund-raising
campaign goal of $622,000.
Items are collected year-
round, so local residents and
businesses are encouraged to
keep this annual event in mind
when they have items to do-
nate.
The United Way community
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extends its sincere appreciation
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committee, those who attended
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a great success.
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


BIBLE VERSE

"He who dwells in the shelter of the
Most High will rest in the shadow of
the Almighty. I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress, my
God, in whom I trust." --Psalms 91:1-2

*uwmanune jemorrat
MYRA C. REGAN Members ol 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.


GUEST COMMENTARY

Florida's Constitution
should agree that children
need a mother and a father
By Christian Coalition of Florida !
For centuries in our world marriage has been com-
monly understood as a relationship between a man
and a woman. Specifically in the United States,
marriage has historically been a monogamous rela-
tionship between a man and a woman. "Marriage in
this state is a common good, not a special interest,"
says Christian Coalition of Florida's Executive Di-
rector Bill Stephens. "This is why we are support-
ing an amendment to the Florida Constitution to
preserve marriage between a man and a woman."
Every society needs natural marriage (as many
men as possible each finding a woman, caring for
and committing himself exclusively to her) working
together to create and raise the next generation. "No
society needs homosexual coupling. In fact, to
much of it would be harmful to society and that is
why natural marriage and same-sex coupling cannot
be considered socially equal," says Stephens.
"Furthermore, same-sex coupling celebrates gen-
der sameness and denies children the gender diver-
sity of their mother and father," Stephens adds. "A
loving and compassionate society never intentional-
ly creates motherless and fatherless families, which
is exactly what every same-sex hor''"doefs?'
Email: coalition@'ccfla.org
http://www.ccfla.org

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor:
Congress and big government bureaucrats invest-
ing trillions of dollars in Social Security private ac-
counts really scares me. Would they feed favorite
companies, boondoggle projects and favorite regions
of the country?
To say the proposed social security idea increases
the opportunity for all workers by establishing the
opportunity for all Americans to create wealth
sounds terrific. The devil is in the details.
Suwannee County's financial advisors would have
to be very careful in promises of future financial per-
formance. Apparently the President and members of
Congress are able to assure investors in publicly trad-
ed securities of a rate of return with more confidence
than can stock and bond salespersons which we meet.
Elected officials have the power to change the rules
on unsuspecting investors.' What is to keep govern-
ment from seeking to manipulate the economy with
this treasure trove of Social Security private ac-
counts?
Gary Martin

State Officials


State Representative
(2-year terms)


Rep. Dwight Stansel (11th
Dist., D-Wellborn)
208 North Ohio Ave., Live
Oak, Fla. 32064
1/386/362-2136
1/850/488-9835
E-mail:
stansel.dwight@leg.state.fl.us


State Senator
(4-year terms)
� - . . -.


... . .' :


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


Please address letters to:
Letters To The Editor, Suwannee Democrat,
PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please include your name, full address and daytime
phone number. We ask this so we can varify your letter
and discuss any questions about it with you.


COMMENTARY

Social security deceit


President Bush's call to al-
low Americans to take a por-
tion of the money they pay as
Social Security taxes to set up
private retirement accounts
has to be a good idea. Why?
The more of what a person
earns that's in his pocket and
under his control, the better
off he will be. At a later date,


when the details of the president's plans are,
known, I'll address the various reform plans under
debate. For now, let's look at some of the gross po-
litical deceit, lies and unkept promises that have
become a part of Social Security.
Here's what a 1936 government Social Security
pamphlet said: "After the first 3 years - that is to
say, beginning in 1940 - you will pay, and your
employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you
earn, up to $3,000 a year. ... Beginning in 1943,
you will pay 2 cents, and so will your employer,
for every dollar you earn for the next 3 years. ...
And finally, beginning in 1949, twelve years from
now, you and your employer will each pay 3 cents
on each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year ...
That is the most you will ever pay."
Had Congress lived up to those promises, where
$3,000 was the maximum earnings subject to So-
cial Security tax, controlling for inflation,'today's
$50,000-a-year wage earner would pay about $700
in Social Security taxes, as opposed to the more
than $3,000 that he pays today.
The next big lie is from the same Social Securi-
ty pamphlet: "Beginning November 24, 1936, the
United States government will set up a Social Se-
curity account for you. ... The checks will come to
you as a right." First, there's no Social Security
account containing your money, but more impor-
tantly, the U.S.. Supreme Court has ruled on two
occasions that Americans have no legal right to
Social Security payments.
In Helvering v. Davis (1937), the court held that
Social Security was not an insurance program,
saying, "The prqqceeds .of both, (employ ee and em-
ployer) taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like,
internal-revenue taxes generally, and are not ear-'
marked in any way."
In a later decision, Flemming v. Nestor (1960),
the court said, "To engraft upon Social Security


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MINORITY
VIEW


system a concept of 'accrued
property rights' would de-
prive it of the flexibility and
boldness in adjustment to
ever-changing conditions
which it demands ... " That
flexibility and boldness mean
Congress can constitutionally
cut benefits, raise retirement
age, raise Social Security tax-


es and do anything it wishes, including eliminat-
ing payments.
If a private retirement company reneged on its
promises, we could take it to court. If Congress re-
neges on its promises, there's no judicial course of
action whatsoever.
Vital to any Ponzi scheme, like Social Security,
is the ability to recruit as many suckers as possi-
ble. In 1999, a little noticed part of President Clin-
ton's plan to "save" Social Security was to force 5
million previously exempted employees into So-
cial Security. If they were forced into Social Secu-
rity, it would have created billions in additional
revenue. Guess what. Twelve senators, including
five Democrats - Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Christopher Dodd (D-
Conn.); Richard Durbin (D-Il.) and Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.) - descended on the White
House to demand that President Clinton not sup-
port forcing 5 million of their constituents into So-
cial Security. They warned of the adverse impact
on employees in terms of lower rates of return and
lost flexibility.
Isn't that great? These are the same politicians
who are now resisting President Bush's call to al-
low Americans to take a part of their Social Secu-
rity taxes to put into private retirement accounts.
If they'd go to bat for those 5 million workers to
remain out of Social Security, to avoid the adverse
impact of lower rates of return and lost flexibility,
why would they fight to deny tens of millions of
workers a right to use a portion of their taxes to do
the same?
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
Creators Syndicate Web page at
www.creators.com.


By Bill Nelson
Congress has a moral obligation to protect its cit-
izens - whether that protection comes as a guaran-
teed source of retirement income or a well-
equipped military. Right now we have occasion to
better protect Americans by strengthening Social
Security for future generations and bolstering mil-
itary capabilities.
The president recently has proposed diverting
money from the Social Security Trust Fund to risk
in the stock market. But privatizing the program
won't fix it. Linking benefits to volatile stock
prices would shift risk to retirees, disabled Ameri-
cans and their survivors.
We can't fulfill our obligation to protect Ameri-
cans by weakening the safety net of a secure, guar-
anteed benefit. But we. need to strengthen it like
we've done time and again in the past. I look for-
ward to working with the president and other mem-
bers of Congress to fix the system again.
In addition to addressing future shortfalls in the
program, I'm drafting legislation that would give
Americans tax breaks to save for retirement -
above and beyond Social Security. As a member of
the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I intend to
play a key role in any debate on changes to Social


Sheriff
Tony Cameron
362-2222


Clerk of Court
Kenneth Dasher
362-0500


Security and separate retirement saving programs.
I'm also working on another major issue facing
us today: protecting Americans from future terror
attacks by strengthening our nation's defenses. For
example, I filed legislation in the Senate this Janu-
ary that would require the Navy to maintain a fleet
of at least 12 aircraft carriers.
I offered the bill after the Pentagon proposed re-
ducing the Navy's carrier force from 12 to 11 by
retiring the Jacksonville-based USS John F.
Kennedy early as part of a Defense Department
cost-cutting plan. I don't think it makes sense to
weaken our nation's defenses like this when the
country is fighting a global war on terrorism.
I'm also working to protect Americans from an-
other possible Pearl Harbor-like disaster. Last
month, I launched an effort to move one of the
Navy's four nuclear aircraft carriers, based in Nor-
folk, Virginia, to Jacksonville's Mayport Naval
Station. Right now nearly half the country's nu-
clear carrier fleet is based in one location. History
tells us this poses a great security threat. Moving a
nuclear aircraft carrier to Mayport is yet another
way we in Congress can fulfill our obligation to
protect U.S. citizens.
Bill Nelson is the senior U.S. senator from Florida.


Property Appraiser
Lamar Jenkins
362-1385


Tax Collector
George Burnham
364-3414


Supervisor of Elections
Glenda Williams
362-2616


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BY WALTER WILLIAMS


COMMENTARY

Fulfilling our obligation to Americans


Suwannee County Constitutional Officers


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Gaskins - Cameron

to wed March 26
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie C. Gaskins of Wellborn age pleased to
announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jen-
nifer L. Gaskins, to Alex R. Cameron, son of Ellie Cameron
Arnold of Marathon and the late Herbert H. Cameron of Live
Oak.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Suwannee High
School and is currently employed by A. Cameron Farms.
The future groom is a 1988 graduate of Marathon High
School and attended Tulane University and is the owner of
A. Cameron Farms, located in Live Oak.
The wedding will be held at the Live Oak Church of God,
9828 US 129, South, Live Oak, on March 26, at 5 p.m.
The reception will follow immediately after the ceremony
at Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center. .
All family and friends are invited to attend.


Attention y

American �

Profile readers!


Here's a peek at what's in-
side the Friday, Feb. 25, Amer-
ican Profile which is a bonus
newsmagazine in each week-
end edition of the Suwannee
Democrat.
Cover Story: Some of to-
day's young American farmers
and ranchers are computer
savvy, college-bound and en-
rolled scientists and engineers
on the cutting edge of techno-
logical innovation, leading the
way in the application of
biotechnology and genetic en-
gineering.
Hometown Hero: Around
the town of Belhaven, N.C.,
Dr. Charles Boyette is a real
hometown hero. In addition to
being mayor, this Country
Doctor of the Year helped save"
Belhaven during Hurricane Is-
abel, treats residents regard-
less of their ability to pay, and
launched a foundation to pro-
vide financial aid to communi-
ty college students.


Hometown Spotlight: In its
early history, Wickenburg,
Ariz. (pop. 5,082), earned the
distinction as the Dude Ranch
Capital of the World. While
times have changed a bit, the
town still holds dear its West-
ern roots and its share of dude
ranches, which eagerly wel-
come city slickers to ride on
the open range.
Recipes: Chocolate Eclair
Dessert - A Pennsylvania read-
er shares this is a recipe that
her grandchildren enjoy. A
granddaughter served this
chocolate eclair cake while
working at a ranch in
Wyoming and the guests really
enjoyed it.
Education: Learning to
sew-for both boys and girls-
helps kids become more cre-
ative thinkers.
Misc.: As we celebrate the
birthday of George Washing-
ton, author Joseph Ellis dis-
cusses newly released infor-
mation on our nation's first
president and why he remains
relevant today.


28th Annual Tri-County Peanut


Production meeting March 3


All current and potential
peanut producers are invited
and encouraged to attend the
28th Annual Tri-County Peanut
Production Meeting to be held
at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in
the Branford High School
Cafeteria, 405 NE Reynolds
Street, 2 blocks north of High-
way 247. The presentation
planned for this meeting will
include several important up-
dates regarding the peanut in-
dustry and crop management
considerations.
This year we will be offering
a CORE Pesticide training ses-


sion before the evening meal.
Please note that we will start at
5 p.m. We will break for supper
at 5:50 p.m. and continue with
the scheduled program at 6:45
p.m. CORE CEU's will only be
available to those attending the
5-5:50 p.m. session. Private
Applicator CEU's will be avail-
able for the production meeting.
Please RSVP to Pam Burke
at the Suwannee County Exten-
sion Office, 386-372-2771, by
March 1, if you are able to join
us. Thank you for your atten-
tion and we look forward to
seeing you there.


Donations needed for Pregnancy Crisis
Center yard sale scheduled for May


The Pregnancy Crisis Cen-
ter staff are beginning prepara-
tions for its annual yard sale to
be held on May 13.
They are now accepting do-
nations 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 in-
formation call 386-330-2229.
The Pregnancy Crisis Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
operating 100 percent on pri-
vate donations, serving the
needs of over 1,000 women
and babies in crisis situations
alone last year.


Ring - Humphrey

to wed March 12
Teagan Humphrey would like to announce the upcoming mar-
riage of her parents, Heather Ring and James Humphrey.
The ceremony will take place on March 12, at 5 p.m., at the
Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US 129 South. Reception to fol-
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to exchange vows March 5
Suzanne Timberlake and Randy Henderson, Jr. wish to
announce their upcoming wedding on March 5, 2005 at
Ephesus Advent Christian Church at 4 p.m.
The bride-elect is currently employed with Suwannee
River Log Homes as the drafting supervisor.
The future groom is currently employed with the
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy.
All friends and family are invited to attend.
A reception will be held immediately following the
ceremony at the Branford Shrine Club.


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Everett Leon Gill and Leanne Boucher

Boucher - Gill

to exchange vows

Sept. 24
Ronald and Rosemary Boucher of Orlando announce the en-
gagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leanne
Boucher of Nashville, Tenn., to Everett Leon Gill of
Nashville,Tenn., son of Nancy Gill of Lake City and Leon J. Gill
Jr. of Live Oak.
Leanne is a 1993 graduate of Bishop Stang High School, she
has a BA degree from Brandeis University, Ph.D. from Dart-
mouth College and is currently employed at Vanderbilt Univer-
sity. Her paternal grandmother is Doris Gill of Live Oak.
Everett is a 1990 graduate of Columbia High School, and has
a BS degree from University of Florida's College of Engineer-
ing. From 1996-1998 he was in the Peace Corps, assigned in Ja-
maica and is currently employed at Brown and Caldwell Engi-
neering as a professional engineer.
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Community Presbyterian Church at 830 Pinewood Street. This tax aid workshop is funded by AARP
and provides a service to the community. The tax aid service is also available Saturdays at the
Suwannee River Regional Library from 9 a.m. until noon until April 9. Counselors are available to
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Charles Butler Jr. has served
on the County Committee of
the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture Suwannee County Farm
Service Agency in the position
of advisor since 1994 and will
be stepping down in March.
The FSA Newsletter thanked
this hometown guy for his ser-
vice and dedication to the farm-
ers of this county and declared
it a job well done. He served
with Robert Bamett, Kenneth
Boatright and Garnet Dasher.
Mr. Butler was born and raised
in Wellborn himself and then in
God's time he did like his par-
ents before him. His family
members chose to cluster their
homes on Butler acreage locat-
ed on one of the many curves
Bulb Farm Road takes. It is
k-no\kn as Buider Communith
Wellborn's Melba Du\al aasj
pictured in the FFA supplement
of the Suwannee Democrat and
the Branford News. Duval was
born here and her family built a
house off 59th Drive for her to
grow up in. Her mailbox sits on
an unpaved road overarched
with beautiful old live oaks.
Duvals have horses and the dirt
roads are perfect for horseback
rides. I remember the day she
was born because I was the
lucky one to keep her siblings
while mom and dad traveled to


Jasper hospital. Duval is a pret-
ty high school student now and
is the treasurer of the Suwannee
High FFA. Her picture ap-
peared as she competed in soil
evaluation competition, too. I
find her name in the honor roll
listings regularly and that's
enough to make a pretend
granny proud.
Lawrence Whitmore lives on
C-10A and is a middleschooler
whose favorite after school ac-
tivity is karate. His hobby has
been a learning experience for
me as he demonstrates the dif-
ferent stances and skills as he
advances through the belts. He
is good at it and is now enlisted
to work with the beginners.
There was a big Karate happen-
ing in Valdosta. Whitmore was
photographed and dihe picrure of
another one of \\ellbom's own
was part of the coverage given
the event in a Lake City paper.
Walter Roach is another
Wellborn kid who is no slouch.
He e-mailed this: "Greetings:
My name is Walter Roach and I
attend LCCC. Every spring a
group of college students go on
a mission trip and this year we
are going to 'New York City. For
the first few days we will be
working at repairing an old
Methodist Church. It needs
paint and carpentry and new


James B. Daniels, Jr
Founder
Our family serving yours since 1948.

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carpet laid. Then, for two days
we will walk the streets of New
York to witness to people we
encounter there. Cost for each
traveling is $500 estimated;
enough for plane ticket and
food. If you would like to help
me, please call 386-963-4962."
George Scott was an enthusi-
astic reenactor again this year
for the Olustee Battle. He en-
joys making history come to
life, especially for the school
children by the 100s who come
on Friday.
Paula Arnold always wanted
a yellow convertible. Husband
Bob found it on a used car lot so
he bought it, drove it home and
parked it in the carport to sur-
prise her. Trouble with this sto-
ry is\that they were both sur-
prised because there was some-
thing wrong under the hood and
the car burst into flame and was
a total loss plus the heat from
that fire under the hood
scorched the house, too. Bob
and Paula count blessings even
so, especially when they think
what might have been. They
have great praise for the WVFD
who responded and did indeed
put out the fire. No lives were
lost and no irreparable damage
to the house
Preferred Properties Real Es-
tate agency is transforming the
small store on the northwest
comer at the blinker light in
downtown Wellborn. It has
been a beauty shop. Its new life
will be as the main office of
Preferred Properties Real Es-
tate. They will vacate a fine
business office property on CR
137 behind the B&B store.
Sign in front of Wellborn
Baptist says "Prospective Pas-
tor Donald Minshew at 11
a.m." Stay tuned!


James
"Jim" B.
Daniels, 111,
Funeral Director


rsonal Service


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Live Oak Branford
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386-362-4333 386-935-1124
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Free tax help is available
for all taxpayers with middle
and low income, with special
attention to those age 60 and
older.
AARP Tax-Aide program is
administered through the
AARP Foundation. All Tax-
Aide counselors are volun-
teers and have received com-
prehensive training in cooper-
ation with the IRS.


Help is available now
through April 15th Tuesdays
from 10 a.m.-l p.m. at Com-
munity Presbyterian Church in
Live Oak (across from the old
Winn Dixie Plaza Pinewood
Street) and Saturdays 9 a.m.-
12 noon. E-filing is available,
Please bring last years tax
return,W-2 form(s)SSA-1099
if you were paid Social Securi-
ty benefits, all 1099 forms for


interest,dividends and miscel-
laneous income.
For child care provider you
need name, employer ID and
Social Security numbers of all
dependents.
For more information about
the Tax-Aide Program, tax
questions or other sites avail-
able in the area call Jack Wil-
son 963-5023 or Linda Young
364-8396.


Fresh From the Farm
Extension Service creates a market guide for Suwannee County


The Suwannee County Ex-
tension Service is in the
process of creating a market
guide to help the general
public locate products
"straight from the farm. This
publication will also identify
various agricultural custom
services.
In order for this publica-
tion to be most effective, it
should contain all local agri-
culture-related products and
services, 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 direc-
tory, we need your informa-
tion.
We have a form available
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 informa-
tion and send back to us, list-
ing your farm name, location
(911 address), 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 ad-
vise the public when they
can expect to find these
products.
This guide is intended for
all agriculture products in-
cluding livestock, produce,
small animals, services and
anything else that would fit
in the agriculture category.
If you have any questions,
please contact the Suwannee
County Extension Service at
386-362-2771. Our office is
located at 1302 Eleventh
Street SW, Live Oak.


OBITUARIES


Ed Thompson
May 15, 1939 -
Feb. 19,2005

d Thompson, 65, of
Live Oak, passed away
unexpectedly Saturday,
Feb. 19, 2005, in his home. He
moved to Live Oak from Mel-
bourne in 1990, was a U.S.
Army veteran, a roofer and of
Baptist faith.
Survivors include his com-
panion Sandy Purvis of Live
Oak; two daughters, Teresa
(Craig) Jackson of Spiveys Cor-
ner, N.C. and Tammy (Brett)
Ulander of Raleigh, N.C.; three
grandchildren; three sisters, Ann
Trulove of Fuquay Varina, N.C.,
Linda Snider of Owensville,
Ohio and Elizabeth Thompson
of Lillington, N.C.; three broth-
ers, Donald Thompson of Gar-
ner, N.C., Jet Thompson of
Lillington, N. C. and James
Thompson of Oneonta, Ala.;
Aunt Lizzie Whitman; and Un-
cle Edgar and Aunt Eva Wall.
Graveside services will be
conducted at 11 a.m., today,
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Live
Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Bennie Willis
April 2, 1921 -
Feb. 20, 2005

Sennie Willis, 83, of
Live Oak, passed away
Son Sunday, Feb. 20,
2005, in the Lake City Medical
Center after a long illness. The
Hastings native lived in Live
Oak most of his life, was a
heavy equipment operator and
was of Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Marie Willis of Live Oak; one
daughter, Pat Holland of
McAlpin; one son, Benjamin H.
"Ben" Willis of Live Oak; five
grandchildren; four great-grand-
children; and one great-great-
grandchild.
Graveside services will be


conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday,
Feb. 24, at Pine Level Cemetery,
Live Oak.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Goldie Hindman
July 21, 1921 -
Feb. 18, 2005

Soldie Hindman, 83, of
Dowling Park, passed
away Friday, Feb. 18,
2005, in Shands at Lake Shore
Hospital, Lake City, after a short
illness. The Jacksonville native
moved to Dowling Park from
Clemson, S.C. in 1992, was a
U.S. Navy veteran serving dur-
ing World War II as a Hospital-
man 2nd Class and a member of
First Presbyterian' Church of;
Live Oak. She was also a mem-
ber of Eastern Star, Gainesville
and the Live Oak Garden Club.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Freda (Andy) Bromberg of
-Hollis, N.H. and Joan (Joe)
Jenkins of Rocky Mount, N.C.;
one son, James H. (Jill) Hind-
man of Ocala; two sisters, Ber-
nice Mazeau of Live Oak and
Evelyn Miller of Sanford; and
eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Tuesdgy, Feb.
22 at Bixler Memorial Chapel,
Dowling Park, with the Rev.
John Harper and the Rev. Pedro
Rivera officiating. Interment
will be in Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell.
In lieu of flowers, family re-
quests donations be made to Ad-
vent Christian Village, Dowling
Park, FL 32064.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Jeanette H. Gilpin
Nov. 30, 1932 -
Feb. 18,2005

Y eanette H. Gilpin, 72, of
Dowling Park, passed
away on Friday, Feb.
18, 2005 in Shands at Live Oak


Hospital after a short illness. The
Harlan, Ky. native moved to
Live Oak a year ago from Ken-
tucky. She was a member of the
Church of God of Dowling Park.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Crystal and Rev. Frank
Jones of Live Oak and Gloria
and Jim Mitchell of Harlan, Ky.;
one son, Mike and Kim Gilpin of
Covington, Ky.; seven grand-
children; and five great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held at
11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 21 at the
Church of God of Dowling Park
with the Rev. Frank Jones offici-
ating.
Interment will be today,
Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Rest
Haven Memorial Gardens
Cemetery, Loyall, Ky.
.Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-
ments.

Virginia Goff
April 1, 1926 -
Feb. 16,2005

irginia Goff, 78, of
/Live Oak, passed away
Wednesday, Feb. 16,
2005 in Palm Gardens of
Gainesville, after a long illness.
The Fitzgerald, Ga. native lived
in Live Oak most of her life, was
a homemaker and a member of
First Baptist Church of Live
Oak.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Deborah Goff Case of Tega
Cay, S.C.; one son, William
"Bill" Goff Jr. of Live Oak; one
brother, Jerry "Buddy" Dement
of Pennsylvania; eight grand-
children; and 12 great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb.
19, at Daniels Memorial Chapel,
Live Oak, with the Rev.
Clarence Parker officiating. In-
terment followed in the Live
Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-
ments.

Mollie King
Jan. 27, 1906 -
Feb. 18, 2005

ollie King, 99, of
Live Oak, passed
away Friday, Feb.
18, 2005, in the Lake City Med-
ical Center. The Boone, N.C. na-
tive was an elementary school
teacher and a member of First
Baptist Church of Live Oak.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Linda Stewart of Live Oak
and Sara Ward of Temple Ter-
race; five grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were con-
ducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.
20, at First. Baptist Church of
Live Oak with the Rev. Clarence
Parker officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wheeler Cemetery,
Live Oak.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak was in charge of all arrange-
ments.


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GATHERING FOR A PURPOSE: Community dignitaries gathered together at the dedication of the
new veterans memorial at the Live Oak Cemetery Feb. 21. Pictured I - r, Live Oak Mayor Sonny No-
bles, Elks Exalted Ruler Janet DA Silva, Public Works Director Bob Farley, City Administrator Matt
Brock, State Representative Dwight Stansel, US Congressman Allen Boyd, Councilman John Yulee,
Commissioner Chairman Billy Maxwell and Councilman Ken Duce. - Photo: Yvette Hannon
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Commissioner Chairman Billy Maxwell and Councilman Ken Duce. - Photo: Yvette Hannon


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THE COMMUNITY JOINS TOGETHER: Dignitaries, veterans, Elks and members of the community
came together Feb. 21 for the veterans memorial dedication at the Live Oak Cemetery. Among the
dignitaries were Congressman Allen Boyd, State Representative Dwight Stansel, and Live Oak May-
or Sonny Nobles. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

State Fire Marshall offers up to $2,500 reward


The State Fire Marshalls Of-
tice. Buieau of Fire and Arson
In-esntgadons is CLiTlenil, in-
%esligaltui a fire that uccunned
to a piece of loghuig equipment
that A.ts located at SR 6 East
and lolst Lane.. .t.-per. Tius
fire has been detemrnied to be
arson. An arson reward for Lip
to S2.50ii0 is being offered b,.
the Flonrda Ad'. isor, Commit-


tee on Arnon Pie eiitiun for un-
formnuation concenun this fire.
Thle file :CCLuined on Feb. 6
whilee the equipment ,aas
parked at a logging operation.
-The Bureau of Fire and .kr-
son I. estiati.:.n is dthe law en-
forcement branch of dte Di\ i-
s',in of State Fre MNarshal that
a.Isists other siate and local lai
enitorcement agencies in the in-


estimationn of fires of suspi-
c1n1us origin. An one % ith ui-
foinn.tion about ain\ susplpicioU
tfre is asked tio call tol-firee
,"-6,2-,-766 iS7'-NOAR-
SONi or 850-413-39(.)) I nfor-
mation also mau, be mailed to
A-son Control. PO. Box \l54.
Winter Park. FL 32"-'0. The
State Fure Marshal Case mnin-
ber is J. ,-05-352


Buy tickets now!

Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association Heifer Raffle
Suwannee County Cattle- cut and wrapped by Mobley's March. Tickets $1 each. Pro-
men's Association Heifer Raf- Custom Cuts, Inc. Additional ceeds support Beef Heifer
fle prizes: First Prize - $500 or gift certificates from Publix Show. You do not have to be
Beef Heifer; Second and Third and Wal-Mart. Drawing will present to win.
Prize - one hind quarter each; be held the night of the Youth For tickets contact Dottie
Fourth and Fifth Prize - one Beef Heifer Show at the Barfuss at 386-364-3266 or
front quarter each. Show steer Suwannee County Fair in Joe Jordan at 386-362-4724.

We want your stories!


Want to become a published
author? Think you have the
talent? Read on...
We know you have some
wonderful stories - stories
about the old days, stories
about the day your life
changed forever, stories about
your own unsung iero or
heroine, people who do good
for others and are never rec-
ognized. Would you like to
share your favorite story with
the Suwannee Democrat read-
ers? If you do, people will
come up to you and say, "I
didn't know you were a
writer!" You'll beam with
pride and feel really good in-
side. However, you won't be
any richer because we can't


offer payment for the story.
Your name as the byline is all
the glory we can offer.
It's easy to become a "pub-
lished author." Sit down and
write your story of about 500
words about the old days, the
way things were, the day your
life changed, your most em-
barrassing moment, when you
fell in love, your unsung hero
or heroine, or a historical
event you witnessed. Send a
copy, (we won't return it) not
an original, to Reader Stories,
The Suwannee Democrat,
P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064, attention Susan K.
Lamb. You may e-mail it to
Lamb at susan.lamb@
gaflnews.com or fax it to her


by Joy Lamb, PharmD Drive-up window

New Wrinkle Treatment Being Studied
The success of wrinkle treatments is inviting alternatives to make their
way to the market place. Botox and alternatives, either being evaluated or
approved, include hyaluronic acid gel (Restylane and Hylaforrm),
bioengineered human collagen (CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast), a synthetic
calcium compound (Radiance), a derivative of human skin (Allowerm)
and a combination of ingredients including bovine collagen (Artecoll).
A new wrinkle procedure not yet approved in the US uses the persons
own cells to remove wrinkles. The procedure, which is currently under
investigation, starts with a small piece of skin tissue (biopsy) from behind
the ear. The tissue is then specially packaged and sent to the
manufacturer's laboratory for processing. From the sample, additional
collagen-producing cells, called fibroblasts, are made. Once injected back
into that same person's facial wrinkles, .new collagen begins to form.
Defects in the top layer of skin fill in. Researchers are evaluating the use
of this yet-to-be approved procedure to treat frown lines, wrinkles, and
facial scarring and blemishes caused by acne, chicken pox, or injury.
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at 386-364-5578.
If we accept your story,
we'll run a picture of you with
it. Send us a picture, or come
down to the Democrat and
we'll take one of you. What
we can offer is a chance to
share your story with thou-
sands of readers. We don't
guarantee we'll run your story
and the decision is not nego-
tiable.


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ALTRUSA PRESENTS CHECK FOR FUTURE NOW: Live Oak Altrusa President, Carol Herring, left,
presents Chris Musgrove with a donation for his Future Now youth program. Musgrove talked to Al-
trusa members at the Altrusa luncheon Feb. 10. explaining how he got started and how effective the
program has been for the youth and the community. - Photo: Yvette Hannon


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ARMY JAG CORP:
Craig Jacobsen speaks
at a recent Kiwanis
meeting about his years
in the Army JAG Corp
and how the court
system and laws woik
in the military. He said
it is similar to that
of a Federal Court
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VALENTINE MYSTERY MAN: Dr. Harry Daniels, the chairperson in the Department of Coun-
selor Education at the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 14 Live Oak Ro-
tary Club meeting. Daniels, who actively trained in marriage and family counseling, filled club
members in on the mysteries
of Valentine's Day, relation- NOW serving Suwannee and Columbia counties
ships, love and-romance. Tank Set
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First United way Auction


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THE CAR DONATED BY ROUNTREE MOORE FORD AND PURCHASED BY GLADYS DEESE FOR $750.
- Photo: Susan K, Lamb


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LONG DISTANCE BUYER: Gladys Deese, a former Suwannee County resident who now lives in
Thomasville, Ga, was in town Feb. 18 to participate in the first United Way auction. Deese did her
part by buying a car donated by Rountree Moore Ford in Lake City. Deese said her grandson will en-
joy the car. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb
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CLOWNING AROUND: These two clowns, Chrissy and Ernie Pernie, livened up the United Way auc-
tion with their colorful outfits. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb


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TALLYING THE RESULTS: Two happy customers of the auction stand ready to pay their money after
having a wonderful evening bidding on donated items and taking home their prizes. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb


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THIS IS SOME OF THE ITEMS DONATED FOR THE SILENT AUCTION - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

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611 N. Main St. M-F 9:30 - 5:30 1-800-524-2675
Gainesville Sat. 9:30 - 4:00

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Q O I would like to paint my kitchen floor and
stencil on it. What type of paint should I use,
* latex or oil based, flat or satin?

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which is my favorite paint and they recommend
A * the easiest one to work with is their Latex Floor
& Patio Enamel (122). You can use this by itself, or as a
base coat for other products such as Regal Wall Satin (215)
or IronClad Latex Low Lustre Metal & Wood Enamel,
covered with 2 or 3 coats of Stays Clear Acrylic
Polyurethane (422/423).


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Group Counseling
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GED Test Dates
March 7 & 8 at 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday

You must attend( the registration session
Monday, February 28, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2 at 9 a.m.
Call L\ Inn Lee at
364-2782
to igl up oil registration. :..

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Technical Center
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SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT AD-
VERTING REPRESENTATIVE
KATHY SASSER SHOWS OFF
AN ITEM DONATED FOR THE
AUCTION - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

Fourth Annual
Suwannee Valley
Bluegrass
Festival, Bell/
Trenton Feb. 24-26
The Fourth Annual Suwan-
nee Valley Bluegrass Festi-
val will be held at the
Gilchrist County FFA Alum-
ni Arena on US 129, North of
Trenton and South of Bell,
Feb. 24-26. Begins at 5 p.m.
on Thursday with a gospel
night and at 11 a.m. on Fri-
day and Saturday with ap-
pearances by Joe Isaacs, The
Tennessee Gentlemen, The
Wildwood Valley Boys, Lar-
ry Fuller and Jolena Foster
and The County Grass Band,
plus six more. For more info,
call toll-free 800-576-2398
or www.suwanneefest.com.

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Step Up Florida comes to Suwannee County


Residents put on their exercise suits
and sneakers Feb. 5 as they came togeth-
er to participate in Step Up Florida.
Suwannee was one of 67 counties that
participated in the Step Up Florida cam-
paign during the month of February
which will end in Orlando on Monday.
The purpose of the campaign is to pro-
mote physical activity and encourage
residents to live a healthier lifestyles.
The flag was passed to Suwannee
County bicyclists early Saturday morn-
ing from Lafayette County. The bicy-
clists made their way to the First Federal
Sportsplex on Silas Drive where a Step
Up Florida Suwannee County kick-off
celebration took place. Walkers and the
SHS track team made their way to Wal-
Mart where the flag was taken by horse-
back to the Hamilton County line.


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Mayor Sonny Nobles kicked off the Step Up
Florida ceremony Feb. 5. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb


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Deere Gator and pull a trailer as a precaution in case some-
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Lafayette
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Saturday
morning Feb. -., ,_
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Winn-Dixie


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of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The filings were made in the
evening of Feb. 21 in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the South-
ern District of New York.
Winn-Dixie said entry of new
competitors in its markets, in-
cluding traditional grocery store
openings and the entry of non-
traditional grocery retailers such
as mass merchandisers, super
centers, warehouse club stores,
dollar-discount stores, drug
stores and conventional depart-
ment stores have led to the cur-
rent financial crisis within
Winn-Dixie.
All 920 Winn-Dixie stores in
eight states and the Bahamas
are open and serving customers,
including the store located in
Live Oak on Pinewood Way.
No final decisions regarding
any additional store closings or
market departures, beyond
those previously announced by
the company, have been made
at this time, the company said,
but announcements regarding
future closings could come lat-
er.
Local Winn-Dixie Manager
Bob Alvan was not available
for comment on Tuesday and
Assistant Manager Donald
Warren referred the Democrat
to the Winn-Dixie corporate of-
fices.
The company's Customer
Reward Card is being honored
as usual and all other customer
programs and policies, includ-
ing those pertaining to coupons,
gift cards and refunds, remain
in effect.
Winn-Dixie said it intends to
use the reorganization process


Elks


Continued From Page 1A

and plans were drawn up.
On Feb. 21 the Live Oak
Veterans Memorial at the
Live Oak Cemetery was ded-
icated as a result of this con-
crsation ai6ng'nLi\e Oak
Elk's Club members.
Janet DaSilva, exalted
ruler of 1165 Live Oak Elks
Club, stood before a large


to take additional action to im-
prove its operations and finan-
cial performance and strength-
en its business. The company
said it is moving forward with
new sales and merchandising
initiatives to improve its cus-
tomers' shopping experience
and help drive sales growth
across its chain. In addition, as
part of its Chapter 11 restructur-
ing, the company plans to sell
off more of its stores and close
others, along with other plans to
enhance productivity and take
best advantage of its asset base.
The company said it is also tak-
ing steps to substantially reduce
its lease obligations on previ-
ously closed stores.
To fund its continuing opera-
tions during the restructuring,
Winn-Dixie has secured an
$800 million debtor-in-posses-
sion (DIP) financing facility
from Wachovia Bank, N.A.
Subject to court approval, the
DIP credit facility, which re-
places the company's previous
$600 million credit line, will be
used to supplement the compa-
ny's cash flow during the reor-
ganization process.
Following the recent an-
nouncement of Winn-Dixie's
second quarter financial results,
in which the company reported
increased losses and reduced
liquidity, coupled with subse-
quent credit downgrades from
the major debt rating agencies,
Winn-Dixie experienced a
tightening of trade credit from
some of its vendors, which fur-
ther reduced its cash availabili-
ty. As a result, the company
concluded, after consultation
with its advisors, that its inter-
ests and the interests of its cred-


crowd welcoming digni-
taries, including Congress-
man Allen Boyd, State Rep-
resentative Dwight Stansel,
Live Oak Mayor Sonny No-
bles, County Commission
Chairman Billy Maxwell,
war vereramh, ElP'- members
and members of the public.
The NJROTC presented
the colors, which was the last
of the seven flags to be added


itors, associates, customers and
the communities in which it op-
erates will be best served by
continuing its turnaround by re-
organizing under Chapter 11 of
the Bankruptcy Code.
"We intend to use this reorga-
nization process to take the ac-
tions necessary to position
Winn-Dixie for future success,"
Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie Presi-
dent and Chief Executive Offi-
cer said. "This includes achiev-
ing significant cost reductions,
improving the merchandising
and customer service in all lo-
cations and generating a sense
of excitement in the stores,"
Lynch said. "We deeply regret
any adverse impact the Chapter
11 filing may have on our asso-
ciates, vendors, shareholders
and business partners. Howev-
er, having spent the last two
months taking an in-depth look
at the company and visiting
over 50 stores across our chain,
I am convinced that the Chapter
11 process will give us the op-
portunity we need to restructure
our finances, strengthen our
business performance and
achieve a sustained turnaround
at Winn-Dixie.
"We will focus on increasing
sales quickly and cost-effec-
tively across the chain by im-
proving the execution of mer-
chandising and sales-focused
initiatives, reinvigorating the
company's store associates, and
restoring a sales-driven culture
across the organization," Lynch
said. "These plans include en-
hancing Winn-Dixie's perish-
ables offerings and other prod-
uct merchandising, as well as
implementing store sales com-
petitions and other initiatives to


to the veteran's memorial.
Five flags represent each
branch of service - Army,
Navy, Marines, Air Force
and the Coast Guard, along
with -a Prisoner of War
(POW) flag. All flags were
donated.
The Elk's Club raised ill
funds for this memorial and
the Elk's Club will maintain
the memorial.


motivate associates to drive
sales."
In addition, Lynch said,
Winn-Dixie intends to:
*Evaluate the performance of
every store and the terms of
every lease in the Company's
real estate portfolio with the ob-
jective of achieving a rational-
ized store "footprint" that al-
lows the Company to operate
profitably and increase cash
flow and return on invested cap-
ital;
*Seek Bankruptcy Court ap-
proval to immediately terminate
the leases of two warehouses
and approximately 150 stores
that were closed previously, re-


suiting in an annual cash sav-
ings of approximately $60 mil-
lion; and
*Pursue all opportunities to
further reduce annual expenses
and to sell non-core assets, in-
cluding all remaining manufac-
turing operations.
Company associates are be-
ing paid in the usual manner
and their health and welfare
benefits are expected to contin-
ue without disruption. The
Company's 401(k) profit shar-
ing plan is maintained indepen-
dently of the company and is
protected under federal law.
The plan will continue to be ad-
ministered as usual.


In its most recent quarterly
report on Form 10-Q, Winn-
.Dixie reported total assets of
$2.2 billion and total liabilities
of $1.9 billion, on a consolidat-
ed basis, as of January 12, 2005.
The Company's subsidiary in
the Bahamas was not included
in the Chapter 11 filing and is
operating as normal. WIN Gen-
eral Insurance, Inc., the Compa-
ny's captive insurance entity,
also was not included in the fil-
ing.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is
one of the nation's largest food
retailers. Founded in 1925, the
company is headquartered in
Jacksonville.


Congressman


Continued From Page 1A

was spent, he said.
Boyd said if he and his team
can help identify the local
problems and resources, they
can continue to look at the big
picture for finding answers and
implementing them.
. Williams was introduced by
Boyd and asked the group to
share their feelings about what
needs to be done. Among the
issues mentioned was:
* accessibility to healthcare
* not enough private transfer
ambulances to take patients to
major hospitals from the local
hospital in a timely fashion
* lack of affordable health
plans
* loss of healthcare when
people retire
* response time for local am-
bulances due to long distances
in the county from EMS sta-
tions
* length of time it takes to
make a transfer to major hospi-
tal when patient goes to local
hospital first
* lack of specialty trained
physicians
* high cost of prescriptions
for seniors with little or no in-
surance or Medicare
Several other areas were also

Dekle -

Continued From Page 1A

that position. He also served
as a Special Designated Legal
Advisor to the Fourteenth
Statewide Grand Jury in
1997, as a Special Assistant
Statewide Prosecutor in 1997
and as a Special Assistant
United States Attorney,
Northern District of Florida,
Various times between 1984
and 1990.
Dekle has tried in excess of
400 jury trials, many which
are famous in the history of
criminal trials. One of those
he was involved in was the
Ted Bundy case where Bundy
was sentenced to death and
was executed 10 years later
for the murder of a Lake City
schoolgirl he kidnapped, sex-
ually assaulted and then mur-
dered. Bundy left the girl's
body in Suwannee County in
an abandoned hog pen near
the Suwannee River State
Park.
Dekle also defended the
first capital murder case to go
to penalty phase in the Third
Circuit after the reinstatement
of the death penalty (the jury
recommended life). He also
tried the first sexually violent
predator commitment trial in
the history of the Third Judi-
cial Circuit and tried the first
failure to register as a sexual
predator prosecution in the
history of Florida.
In 1978 Dekle ran for Third
Circuit State Attorney and'
was defeated. The winner,,
Jerry Blair, hired Dekle to
work for him.
If he's appointed to the
judgeship, Dekle said he will
keep the judgeship in Suwan-
nee County as he plans to
have his office in Live Oak
where it's been for about 30
years.
Dekle is a Columbia Coun-
ty resident but lives near the
Suwannee County line in the
western part of Columbia
County.
Dekle is an avid chess play-
er, writer and lecturer, having
lectured on the prosecution of
Ted Bundy many times before


mentioned.
"Just because we live in rur-
al areas we shouldn't be limited
in access to healthcare,"
Williams told the group.
Jeff Feller, director of devel-
opment and communications
for the WellFlorida Council in
Gainesville, said soon ambu-
lances will have to go out of
the county to deliver critical
patients rather than wait for a
transfer, something that will af-
fect the healthcare needs of all
patients in need of ambulance
service at that particular time.
Williams said Suwannee
County is designated as under
served for physician care with
only 10 physicians listed as
serving the county.
- According to a study of the
North Central Florida Health
Planning Council, Inc. of the
16-county rural county area
bounded by Georgia on the
north, the Gulf of Mexico on
the southwest and other rural
areas on the remaining sides,
the area is comprised of nearly
1.3 million residents. Of those,
50 percent of the non-elderly
adults and 31 percent of chil-
dren who live at or below the
federal poverty level of
$18,400 per family of four are
without healthcare coverage.


the FBI Academy in Quanti-
co, VA and American Acade-
my of Forensic Science Con-
vention, Las Vegas NV. He's
also lectured and spoken to
various other agencies on
many different aspects of
prosecution.
Dekle, 56, has been in-
volved in special prosecutions
for the better part of his ca-
reer, handling drug cases,
murders, conspiracy and
racketeering cases. He served
as chief of special prosecu-
tions for the Third Circuit in
1984-90 and 1994-2002
Among the awards Dekle
has received during this ca-
reer are the FPAA Distin-
guished Faculty Award, 2003,
1996; Third Circuit Guardian
ad Litem "Child's Best
Friend" Award, 2001; Second


Williams said there could
possibility be some help in
this area in the future by pro-
viding employers with incen-
tives to provide affordable in-
surance to employees, nearly
55 percent of which in Florida
are in the service or retail sec-
tors. This help could come as
a result of the finds after the
town hall meetings determines
the issues in each county and
committees are formed in
each of the 16 counties to
work on recommendations to
Boyd.
"We will take this and put in
a box and come up with a plan
with local government and
come back," Williams told the
group as the meeting came to
a close.
"This is not just a one-shot
deal," Boyd promised the
group. "We will try to follow
up on all these issues." Boyd
said the main cause of bank-
ruptcy in America is health-
care issues that lead Ameri-
cans to the end of their ropes
where they can no longer pay
their bills. Answers, he said,
must be found to help Ameri-
cans and the town meetings
hopefully will be the begin-
ning of new ways to solve old
problems.


Place, Combat Pistol, Expert
Class, Florida Peace Officers
Association Annual Confer-
ence, 1994; Second Place,
Combat Pistol, Marksman
Class, Florida Peace Officers
Association Annual Confer-
ence, 1993; Outstanding Em-
ployee of Year, Third Circuit
State Attorney's Office, 1988;
Gene Berry Memorial Award
as outstanding prosecutor in
Florida, 1986.
Those who wish to support
Dekle for the judgeship may
contact Gov. Jeb Bush at
jeb@jeb.org or call Raquel
Rodriquez at 850-488-3494.
Assistant State Attorney
David Fina of Live Oak, and
Madison attorney Tom Stone
were also nominated by the
committee as candidates for
the judgeship.


Live


Continued From Page 1A

County.
The show features trail rides
that will rediscover America,
its people, music and some of
the county's most scenic
places, and all on horseback.
Best of America By Horse-
back is set to air in July devot-
ing time to tips about traveling,
with horses and great places to
take horses and ride. There
will also be music segments.
Show hosts Tom Seay and
Doug Sloan have their own
horses along with them. They
took a ride at Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park and
filmed it for one of their up-
coming shows.
"We picked Live Oak be-
cause it's one of the best places
in America to visit on horse-
back," Seay said. Seay also
mentioned John Paul Schnei-
der, a sometimes guide at the
Spirit and old-time mule man.
He said Schneider is a one-
man activist for the beauty, the
scenery and the ambiance of
Suwannee County and Live
Oak. It was partly due to
Schneider's advocacy that
Live Oak was chosen for the
honor.


Trail rides for the TV show
will be filmed on location. The
first series of shows takes the
Best of America By Horse-
back crew on a multi--state
tour that began in Georgia,
moved to Florida, then Missis-
sippi and Texas.
Along with real people and
events, the show will have tips
on * How to find overnight
stabling facilities along your
route * Finding farriers, vets
and feed stores * Trail safety *
What to pack for you and your
horse.
Host Tom Seay brings 48
yeas of experience to the
show. He has hosted trail rides
all over the US, owned a TV
station and has 12 years of
hosting, directing and produc-
ing television programs spe-
cializing in outdoor sports.
Host Doug Sloan has 20
years of experience as a stunt
man, wrangler, horse trainer
for the film industry and stunt
coordinator. He's worked on
more than 40 major motion
pictures.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at
janet.schrader@gaflnews.com.


NOTICE BY CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA OF
INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM AD VALOREM
METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM
ASSESSMENT


Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the
boundaries of the City of Live Oak, Florida that the City of Live
Oak, Florida intends to use the uniform ad valorem method for
collecting the non-ad valorem assessments levied by the City of Live
Oak, Florida as set forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, and
that the City Council Of Live Oak, Florida will hold a public hearing
on March 9, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. at the Live Oak City Hall, 101 S.E.
White Avenue, Live Oak, FL. '


The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the adoption of a
Resolution authorizing the City of Live Oak, Florida to use the
uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-advalorem
assessments levied by the City of Live Oak, Florida as provided in
Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.


The City of Live Oak, Florida is considering adopting a non-ad
valorem assessment for 2005 until the City Council chooses to cease
for Stormwater Fee Management.


This non-ad valorem assessment is:


1. Levied for the first time.


If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this public hearing such person will need a
record of proceedings and for such purpose such person may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own
expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on
which the appeal is based.


Dated this 11th day of February, 2005.
City of Live Oak, Florida
by: Matthew D. Brock
PUBLISH: Suwannee Democrat
Publication Dates:
February 16 and 23, 2005
March 2 and 9th, 2005 144299DHF
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BY SUSAN K. LAMB
Democrat Managing Editor


I found many flowers peak-
ing through the ground this
weekend, just as I knew
would happen. Lilies, wander-
ing dew and other plants that
hide during the winter under-
neath the ground are anxious
to get growing and so they
will. I know we're all anxious
also to get those tender plants
in the ground and hurry spring
along, but remember if you
plant, you'll have to cover on
those cold nights or you could
lose your plants. Local nurs-
eries are ready for us to con-
verge on them and the plants
are just calling our names!
The first United Way auc-
tion was held Friday night at
the Spirit of Suwannee Music
Park. A lively crowd attended
and bid their evening away
buying everything that had
been so generously donated
by the community and busi-
nesses. I kidded one lady
about standing in line a little
longer to pay for her purchas-
es because as she stood there,
she kept bidding! If you didn't
go, you missed a lot of good
bargains, but United Way will
use the money raised for good
causes.


Congressman Allen Boyd
was in town on Monday to
hold a healthcare town hall
meeting with citizens. US
Senator Bill Nelson will be
here next Monday at City Hall
from 1-2 p.m. for a town hall
meeting. If you've got some-
thing on your mind, Social Se-
curity for instance, be there.
Seems over the weekend
there were a large number of
brush fires in the Branford
area and a few in the northern
part of the county. Please, be
careful about throwing out
cigarettes. It could cause
someone's home to bum and
livestock or even human life
could be lost as a result. Of
course, if someone deliberate-
ly sets a fire, that's a criminal
act and that person could be
sent to jail and prison. Keep
that in mind if you're of a
mind to start a fire to see the
fire trucks run. They will find
out and they will arrest you.
Speaking of fires, if you
have a big trash pile you want
to bum, you MUST GET
PERMISSION! No trash can
be burned without permission
from Florida Division of
Forestry. Oh, yeah, I know,


Basketry artist at

Stephen Poster State Park

Katie Avram's baskets entice students to learn


Katie Avram's art is woven teaching students how to make
from the honeysuckle and market baskets, egg baskets,
grape vines found on the back bean pot baskets or a host of
roads of Florida. It might be other fibrous vessels suitable
oak saplings stripped of their for a household task. Growing
bark and shaved into splints, up in Florida, there were plen-
or the reedy paper strips pur- ty of pine needles, vines and
chased in a craft shop ,and-,,branches-to construct a basket.-
dyed a deep cranberry. Avram In 1999, Avram started her
skillfully weaves baskets of all own business, Sassykat Bas-
shapes and sizes for all kinds kets, selling her own creations
of purposes. On Saturday, and teaching others how to
March 5, 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. make their own. "Teaching is a
in Craft Square, the artist will major component of my busi-
be featured in the "Artist in the ness," the artist says. "It al-
Park" series at Stephen Foster lows me to share my enthusi-
Folk Culture Center State asm for this ancient art and
Park, White Springs. pass on the skills to others. It
Avram is a regular instructor also keeps me fresh, coming
of basket craft 'at the park, up with new ideas to entice

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AVRAM BASKET CLASS: Students learn to make their own bas-
kets in Katie Avram's classes. Artist featured at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, on March 5.
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students!"
The demonstration is free
with general park admission of
$4 for a vehicle with up to
eight passengers. The Park is
located on US 41, three miles
from 1-75 and nine miles from
-I-10.l Formore information,
call Craft Square at 386-397-
1920 or visit the web site at
www.stephenfostercso.org.


Change a life- be a mentor


you can bum it if you want, but
when the fire truck arrives,
you're probably going to get a
ticket and that's no fun. Look
in the front of your telephone
book and there you'll find the
number to call if you live in
the county. They'll tell you
how to go about burning trash
in barrels and other good infor-
mation about fires if you need
it. If you live in the city, check
with the city fire department.
Check out the Music Park's
upcoming calendar of events
in today's edition. There are so
many events happening out
there it's hard to keep up with
the list we've prepared for
you. Bluegrass, country, you
name it, it's there. If you pre-
fer to go online, go to musi-
cliveshere.com and you can
find out who's coming when,
how to book a reservation and
lots of other stuff.
We're happy to report that
little Miss Hayley Freeman is
responding well to treatment.
Thank you for all your prayers
and please, keep praying for
her (and her family) and keep
her on your church's prayer
list. It will be needed right on
and on.
To all who visited the Ani-
mal Control shelter at the
grand opening, thank you so
much for visiting and enjoy-
ing this event. If you adopted
an animal then or later, thank
you again. The open house
was such a big event with
hundreds of people showing
up for the free food and
drinks and the yard sale and
many of them went home
with a new pet.


Nolan McLeod is the Chief
of Police for the Live Oak
Police Department and men-
tors Justin Baker, a tenth
grader at Suwannee High
School. Chief McLeod says,
"Mentoring is an important
part in giving back to the
community. Justin and I are
building a relationship of
trust and support. Mentoring


him has been a wonderful ex-
perience."
Justin Baker, an honor roll
student, says, "This program
provides kids who excel in
school a scholarship and a
mentor who is really interest-
ed in their lives and encour-
age them to continue to excel.
My mentor is a good listener
and he is very attentive. He


gives me encouragement as
well as support. My mentor
definitely makes a difference
in my life."
If you would like more in-
formation about mentoring,
please contact Nancy
Daniels, Executive Director,
or Holly Fernald , Suwannee
Foundation for Excellence in
Education at 386-364-2456.


How much are your trees worth?


Most likely more than you
think. Homeowners invest a
lot of time, care, and money
into landscaping their proper-
ty, expecting beauty and shade
in return. But the unexpected
"return" on that investment is
that trees have monetary value
as well.
When you stop to consider
that landscaping can be worth
up to 20 percent of your
home's total property value,
you'll understand why it's
worthwhile to protect the in-
vestment you've made in your
greenery. According to the In-
ternational Society of Arbori-
culture (ISA), a tree's value is
based on four factors: tree
size, tree type, tree condition,
and overall tree 'c-ation bjaed
,on its functional and aesthetic
purposes. A professional tree
and landscape appraiser can
determine where your trees or


plants fall under these cate-
gories.
While it's impossible to
prevent storms, accidents, and
air pollution from causing
damage to your trees and
plants, it is possible to recap-
ture your landscape losses
through an insurance claim, or
as a deduction from federal
income taxes, advises ISA.
If your trees and landscape
� are damaged, ISA recom-
mends that you: Contact your
homeowner's insurance com-
pany. Have the insurance
company send a professional
tree and landscaping appraiser
out to your property immedi-
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boys' and

girls' tennis

win opener

Bob Budwick
Special to the Democrat
Taylor County tennis
played Live Oak Tuesday,
Feb. 15 on the Suwannee
High home court. Their
short stay was ruined by
two losses to the Suwannee
teams.
The Bulldog tennis team
crushed Perry, losing only
three matches. The Bull-
dogs won 4-2 and the Lady
Bulldogs left off where they
ended last year winning 5-
1.
Leading the way for the
boys was senior-stand-out
John Janousek. Last year's
district singles and doubles
champion easily handled
his opponent 8-0. Janousek
is almost penciled-in to go
to state' in Tampa again this
year.
Soccer players Cameron
Ridgeway and Jordan Bud-
wick both showed they will
be valuable assets to the
team this year by posting
wins. Ridgeway won his
first Bulldog tennis match
8-5. Budwick had an easier
time rolling to an 8-2 victo-
ry.
Senior Justin Ortega eked
out an 8-6 win for the Dogs
and sophomore Noah Walk-
er was upended 3-8. Steven
pate, another addition from
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 3B


Heather Leglanc

earns a point

for her team at

ACC Indoor

Championships

Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter
Heather LeBlanc's track
coach at FSU couldn't be-
lieve she had placed in the
women's pentathlon at the
ACC Championships as a
freshman. But she did, with
3255 points and an eighth
over-all placing.
The ACC Indoor Track
Championships were held
Feb. 19 in Chapel Hill, NC at
the University of North Car-
olina. LeBlanc, just a fresh-
man at FSU, has been work-
ing hard to overcome in-
juries, sprains and pulled
muscles, in this her first sea-
son on the Lady Seminole
track team. She competed in
the pentathlon and in the
pole vault at the champi-
onships.
LeBlanc placed seventh in
the hurdle part of the event,
threw a 29.04 in the shot put,
her best throw yet in compe-
tition, and jumped 4'11.75"
in the high jump, her best
since joining the FSU track
team.
Look for more from
LeBlanc as the outdoor track
season gets underway.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
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Stovall signs with Wallace Conimmunity College

Janet Schrader-Seccafico ..


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RYAN STOVALL SIGNS: Stovall signs his letter
of intent to attend Wallace Community College
on a baseball scholarship. Stovall will play short
stop for the Wallace Governors.
- Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


Democrat Reporter
Star short-stop and pitching closer for
Suwannee baseball has signed a scholarship
agreement to attend Wallace Community
College in Dothan, Ala. Stovall's relatives,
friends and teammates filled the Suwannee
High Media Center Feb. 16 to honor Stovall
and watch him sign his scholarship papers.
On hand for the signing was Wallace base-
ball coach Mackey Sasser.
Sasser is an ex-big-league player. Sasser
said he played for the Mets for five years
and then the Seattle Mariners. Sasser is hap-
py to be getting Stovall.
"Ryan easily stands to be one of the better
players in school history with another good
year this year," Suwannee High baseball

SEE STOVALL, PAGE 2B


Suwannee shuts out


Columbia in opening game


Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter
Suwannee baseball got off
to a roaring start with a big
win over neighbor and rival
Columbia County. The score


was 6-0 behind a two hit
shut-out effort by junior
starting pitcher Rheed Bald-
win and relief appearances
by Billy Moran and Ryan
Stovall.
One of the main stories of
the game was the amazing


amount of scouts that
showed up to get a look at
Columbia's 6'4" left-handed
pitcher. Some accounts list
as many as 45 scouts cram-
ming into the space in front


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Senior team ropers are back in Suwannee


After a month roping out of
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Ropers Association came back
to Branford Saturday, Feb. 12
for their regular ropings. The
roping was hot, the weather
was cool with a brilliant blue
sky overhead. Plenty of ropers
were there to compete with
many new faces out there get-
ting dirty and riding hard.
Among those competing were
several women two among the
winning headers and the win-
ning heeler was Jodi Casson.
There was a gentleman in his
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The next roping will be
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1719 for more info or the
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of the concession stand with
their radar guns to record the
90-plus MPH pitches of Co-
lumbia's big gun.
Baldwin open the game
for the Dogs by striking out
two in the first inning and
six for the game. Baldwin
allowed only one hit and
walked one and giving up no
runs en-route to his first win
of the season. Moran was


equally as effective striking
out two, allowing one hit
and no runs in his two in-
nings of relief. Sto vall,
who will close out most of
the games this season, did so
in style as he struck out the
side to end the game.
Offensively, Suwannee
was stymied all night by
very good Columbia pitch-
ing in the way of left-hander
Michael Kirkman. Kirkman
a 6-4 lefty who throws be-


tween 88-91. There were
quite a few scouts at the
game looking over the field
of pitchers and senior pitch-
er Kirkman was one of the
ones they were looking at.
According to Suwannee
Coach Ronnie Gray, Kirk-
man was good. He allowed
one run on no hits in his four
innings of work.
Austin Peters relieved Kirk-
man in the fifth and Suwan-
nee put the game out of


reach. The Dogs made five
runs on four hits and did
most of the damage in the
sixth inning. Austin Peters
was relieved by Craig Peters
who would record the final
out of the sixth.
Suwannee was lead offen-
sively by Rheed Baldwin
who delivered the biggest hit
of the game with a two out,
two-run double that gave
Suwannee a three-run lead, a
comfortable cushion to ap-


proach the seventh inning.
Ross Aretino, the junior
center fielder, would also de-
liver a big double, scoring
two that put it out of reach.
Zack Davis and Billy Moran
had a good offensive night
as well, with each collecting
a hit. Moran created havoc
on the bases and set up the
first run of the game by
bunting Aretino to second
base in the first inning.
Look for more Dog base-


ball on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Dogs take on Madison
in a district competition at 5
p.m. That will also be the JV
Dogs opening game of the
season. The JV hit the field
against the Madison JV at 2
p.m. Come out and enjoy a
day of baseball. Go Dogs!
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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scholarship signing Feb. 16 in the Suwannee High Media center. L to r: Ronnie Gray, Stovall's moth-
er Dru-Anne Skinner, Ryan Stovall, Wallace baseball coach Mackey Sasser and Stovall's father Clark


Stovall. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

Stovall
Continued From Page 1B

coach Ronnie Gray said.
"He has been a four-year
starter at shortstop which is
a feat rarely accomplished
by the best players."
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coach had no other choices
to place in the short stop po-
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"He won the short stop job
as a freshman b.y beating out
a junior," Gray said.
Stovall's Suwannee High
career stats
2002 Freshman 12-for-54,
with one double, one
triple, one home run, six x
RBIs and seven errors.
2003 Sophomore 28-for-78
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2004 Junior 32-for-90,
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and 30-RBIs with only
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"I think this is a very good
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said.
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the soccer field, and Jeff
Shea both lost 7-9 in a tie-
breaker doubles match.
The Lady Dogs looked ex-


tremely strong with an im-
pressive win over Taylor
County. All singles matches
were won to secure the vic-
tory.
Emily Graham, playing in


the number-one slot, came
back from a 6-7 deficit to
win her first match 9-7. Gra-
ham worked hard during the
off-season to improve her
game physically and mental-


Number-two, Kelsey Sell-
gren, and fellow senior
Christen Wooley both were
winners 8-0 and 8-1 respec-
tively. These two players


also worked hard during the
last six months to improve
their games tremendously.
Freshman, newcomer, Re-
becca Wilkes fit in nicely in
the number-four position,


beating her opponent 8-0 in
her first match for Suwan-
nee. Soccer player Katherine
Wilding, also new to the
team, looked sharp, shutting
out her opponent 8-0.


2005 SHS BOYS TENNIS TEAM: Front row I to r: Justin Ortega, Jordan Budwick, manager A.J. Carter
and Noah Walker. Back row I to r: John Janousek, Cameron Ridgeway, Jeff Shea and Steven Pate.
Coach Bob Budwick is on the end. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


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and Katherine Wilding. Back row I to r: Rebecca Wilkes, Erin O'Connor (manager), Michelle Poole
and Prissy Crapps. Coach Bob Budwick is on the end. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


Senior


Continued From Page 1B


Results of Feb. 12

Headers
1st-Allen Kaye
12 times
2nd-Bobbi Davis
10 times / 143.27
3rd-Carmine Nastri
10 times / 148.48
4th-Tom Casson
10 times/ 149.79
5th-Dale Vining
9 times / 135.55

Heelers
1 st Jodi Casson 16 times
2nd Robert Todd 15 times
3rd Tal Taylor
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4th Bill Remsburg
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with our area y
munities!
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School Senior
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ment to raise n
Senior Trip to IN
The Tournamei
in Keaton Bea
March 5 and
prizes to the tot
and grouper. T
per person and
go towards th
For more infc
Sandy Beach N.
Fish Collectib
2897 ext. 611.
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nity Projects B
be holding its
Fishing Tourn
12. Come enj(
day fishing off
coast of Florida
Entree fee is


have cooperat- and cash prizes will be
ho made it off- awarded in trout, redfish,
last few days. grouper and sheepshead cate-
hem Mackerel gories! For more information
for Billy Pil- contact Jack Bishop at 352-
ty Smith who 498-3489 or call any of the
oke of Anglers Steinhatchee Marinas.
son out Satur- This year fishermen will be
managed eight able to start from Steinhatch-
45-55 ft. * ee and Keaton Beach. Stein-
went Tuesday hatchee will start at the
0 grouper in mouth of the river as before
again all on and Keaton Beach will start
ernm Mackerel. from the end of the Keaton
ft. Beach fishing pier. The Tour-
t continue to be nament weigh-in, polygraph
This recent testing and the raffle will be
could help the held at the Steinhatchee
Community Center as in the
urnmaments are past.
-r the next few The Steinhatchee Commu-
hope everyone nity Projects Board,
wn to Keaton Inc. holds this event as its
einhatchee and primary Fund-raiser for the
un fishing in Steinhatchee Community
and help out Center, as well as, communi-
outh and com- ty needs of Jena and Stein-
hatchee. Last year, the Pro-
County High jects Board increased schol-
class is having arship values for area stu-
shing Touma- dents from $1,000 to $3,500.
noney for their In addition the Projects
New York City. Board purchased needed
nt will. be held sports equipment, plus an ir-
ach, Saturday, rigation well for Steinhatchee
will award School.
p trout, redfish As a bonus, the Steinhatch-
ickets are $10 ee School PTO collected do-
d all proceeds nated fish, both before and
e senior trip. during the tournament, then
formation call sponsored a Fish Fry the fol-
vlanning at Go lowing weekend.
miles 850-578- The Steinhatchee PTO is
again asking folks to donate
chee Commu- their catch to their
oard, Inc. will annual fundraising Fish Fry
Fourth Annual this year. Come down early,
ament March fish the weekend before,
oy a fabulous sharpen your fishing skills,
the Big Bend and Catch some Fish for the
a. KIDS!
$25 per angler Good Fishing!


Federal Fishery Council scandal


uncovered by award-winning journalist

Environmental Defense calls for investigation of abuses


The Western Pacific Re-
gional Fishery Management
Council (Wespac) used feder-
al funds to campaign to dis-
mantle the largest protected
area in U.S. jurisdiction, the
84 million acre Northwestern
Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)
Coral Reef Reserve, accord-
ing to Paul Koberstein,
award-winning journalist at
the Cascadia Times. Today
Koberstein received the pres-
tigious Oakes Award, pre-
sented by a distinguished
panel of Pulitzer Prize and
Emmy-winning journalists
for his investigation of Wes-
pac. Environmental Defense
praises Koberstein's efforts
and a continued push to pro-
tect the NWHI.
Koberstein's investigation
highlights the political con-
nections of Kitty Simonds,
Wespac's sole executive di-
rector for the past 29 years.
He also reports that two indi-
viduals, Jim Cook and Sean
Martin, who have long held
sway on Wespac not only
own vessels caught poaching
lobster in the NWHI, but as
large-scale sellers of com-
mercial fishing equipment
have financially benefited
from Wespac rule changes
that maintain or increase
fishing traffic.
This scandal shows the
pressing need for a thorough
federal investigation of Wes-
pac's activities and use of
public funds," said Environ-
mental Defense scientist
Stephanie Fried. "It's critical
that strong protections re-
main in place for the NWHI."
"The Northwestern Islands
are a nursery for fisheries in
the main Hawaiian Islands
where thousands fish," said
fisher Louis Agard, former
head of the longliner Ahi
Fishing Boat AssociationI
bottomfish fisher and lobster" .


trapper. -iProtecting the dis-
tant islands as a public trust
is necessary to rebuild fish-
eries in the main islands, to
help local fishers who de-
pend on them."
The NWHI Reserve was
established in one of the
greatest outpourings of pub-
lic participation and support
for a natural resource deci-
sion ever. Fishers, divers,
Native Hawaiian leaders and
scientists joined together,
testifying at over 30 hearings
in the last four years to pro-
tect this special place.
Yet Wespac recently
launched its own type of
"public hearings" in late Jan-
uary. Unlike the previous
federal NWHI hearings,
Wespac did not broadly in-
form the public in advance. It


claimed to file a federal reg-
ister announcement, but did
not do so. Wespac sent out
6,000 advance mailings to a
private list, but only ran pub-
lic newspaper announce-
ments a few days prior to the
start of hearings. It also
blanketed radio stations with
ads falsely claiming that Na-
tive Hawaiians would lose
their fishing rights. It made
unauthorized use of the Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration
(NOAA) logo and claimed
NOAA co-sponsorship of
their hearings - statements
they were forced to retract at
the hearings.
Over 100 citizens showed
up at the Honolulu hearing
where Wespac proposed
NWHI coral harvesting, reef


fishing, the re-opening of a
crashed lobster fishery and
the expansion of bottomfish-
ing in feeding grounds of the
highly endangered Hawaiian
monk seal. At the hearing,
Wespac repeatedly misled
the audience, claiming that
the NWHI were not supply-
ing bottomfish -to the main
islands, despite years of their
own published reports show-
ing otherwise.
Environmental Defense, a
leading national nonprofit
organization, represents
more than 400,000 members.
Since 1967, Environmental
Defense has linked science,
economics, law and innova-
tive private-sector partner-
ships to create breakthrough
solutions to the most serious
environmental problems.


FWC seeks public input on hunting and

freshwater fishing regulation changes


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) invites the
public to make suggestions
on changes to the 2006 -
2007 hunting and freshwater
fishing regulations.
Every two years, the FWC
provides the opportunity for
the public to recommend im-
provements to, or address
new opportunities related to
the way the FWC manages
Florida's abundant game and
freshwater fish species, ac-
cording to Roland Garcia,
Regional Director of the
FWC's North Central Re-
gion.
"We ask that you carefully
consider any ideas you may
have, print a copy of the
Public Input Form (available
a t :
http://myfwc.com/rule mak-
ing/PIPNorthCentral.pdf )
-and then complete and r-eturn


it to the North Central Re-
gional Office in Lake City
for each change you propose
by March 31," explained
Garcia.
The forms can also be ob-
tained from the Regional Of-
fice by calling 386.758.0525.
"We request that each form
address only one idea or
change. Tell us as much as
you can about your proposal
and why your idea will make
hunting or freshwater fishing
better or how it will improve
the condition of our freshwa-
ter fish and wildlife re-
sources," he said.
This is not the time to sug-
gest changes to statutes or li-
cense fees, nor address regu-
lations on saltwater fishing,
endangered species or other
programs of the Commis-
sion. There is a separate op-
portunity, in June of each
-year, for saltwater fishing is-


sues to be evaluated and dis-
cussed.
Regulation changes result-
ing from this process will not
become effective until July
2006. Hunting regulation
changes will be published in
public hunt management
area brochures well in ad-
vance of the 2006-2007 Sea-
sons.
For more information
about the public input
process, 'please go to
http://myfwc.com/rule_mak-
ing/ or call the regional of-
fice at 386.758.0525.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PROJECT NAME:TOWN OF BRANFORD
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND YARD
TRASH COLLECTION

PROJECT NO: 1

Sealed bids submitted in Duplicate, will be re-
ceived by the Town of Branford, Florida, (Own-
er), until 1:00 p.m., local time, on Monday,
March 7, 2005, at it's offices located at the fol-
lowing location:
Town of Branford
Post Office Box 577
604 N.W. Suwannee Avenue
Branford, Florida 32008-0577
(386) 935-1146 (telephone)
(386) 935-3873 (fax)

for the supply and service of the following de-
scribed project:

Town of Branford Solid Waste Collection Ser-
vice for period 04/01/2005 to 03/31/2010
Town of Branford Yard Trash Collection Ser-
vice for period 04/01/2005 to 03/31/2010

Specifications and contract documents will be
opened to public inspection at the Owners of-
fices listed above. Copy sets of the bidding
documents may be obtained from the issuing
office on or after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 16, 2005 at the following:

Town of Branford
Post Office Box 577
604 N.W. Suwannee Avenue
Branford, Florida 32008-0577
(386) 935-1146 TEL (386) 935-3873 FAX

upon payment of $25.00 per set (sales tax in-
cluded) which amount cof'stitutes the cost of
reproduction, handling and tax. This payment
will not be refunded.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any in-
formalities or to reject any or all bids. Each
Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, a bid se-
curity in the amount, form and subject to the
conditions provided in the Instruction to Bid-
ders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must
appear as acceptable according to the De-
partment of Treasury Circular .570.

If any bid is to be withdrawn, such withdrawal
must occur no later than twenty four (24)
hours after the scheduled closing time for re-
ceipt of bids.

Local and Minority Contractors are especially
encouraged to bid.

Bidders are hereby advised of, and invited to
attend, a voluntary pre-bid meeting to be held
at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Eastern Time at Branford Town Hall. Bidders
questions and observations shall be dis-
cussed at that time.

IN PARTICULAR BIDDERS SHOULD NOTE
THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS AND CER-
TIFICATIONS TO BE EXECUTED AND SUB-
MITTED WITH THE FORM OF BID PROPOS-
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
HANDICAPPED ASSISTANCE PROVIDED
FAIR HOUSING SUPPORTER
02/16, 23


CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SER-
VICES

The Suwannee County School Board, 702
2nd Street, N.W., Live Oak, Florida, is seek-
ing a Construction Manager at risk for the fol-
lowing:

1. Construction of the Rood and Zwick 765
student station Elementary School reuse plan.

2. Construction of a classroom addition to the
Branford Elementary School.

Services will include, but not be limited to:
construction estimating, bid preparation,
construction management at-risk, genera-
tion and update of project schedules, cost
control and monthly progress reports.

Any firm or individual desiring to provide
these services shall request an informa-
tion packet from the following address:

William Yanossy, Asst. Superintendent
for Administration
Suwannee County School Board
702 2nd St. N.W.
Live Oak, Florida 32064
(386) 364-2605 FAX (386) 364-2635

Interested firms should also file the follow-
ing documents: current Forms 254 and
255, Contractor's Qualification Statement
(AIA 305-1986), current resumes of firm
principals and proposed management
team, copy of current State of Florida pro-
fessional registrations) which shall in-
clude State-Certified Licensed General
Contractor information, statement of cur-
rent Professional Liabil'y Insurance and
Bond Limits from the insurer, a letter of in-
tent to qualify under Chapter 287.005, Flori-
da Statues, and any other information the
applicant deems approp ate.

Five (5) copies of written responses must
be received at the above address no later
than 2:00 p.m., March 10, 2005
02/16,23


NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Suwannee County,
Florida, on TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 at
7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the CITY COUNCIL MEET-
ING ROOM,. LIVE OAK CITY HALL, 101
SOUTHEAST WHITE AVENUE, LIVE OAK,
FLORIDA, intends to consider the enactment
of an ordinance entitled:

SUWANNEE COUNTY
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SUWAN-
NEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS REAL
PROPERTY OWNED BY THE COUNTY;
PROVIDING FOR THE DECLARATION OF
PROPERTY AS SURPLUS; PROVIDING
FOR METHODS OF DISPOSAL; PROVID-
ING NEGOTIATION PROCEDURES; PRO-
VIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND SCRIVENER'S ER-
RORS; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN
THE COUNTY CODE, REPEALING ORDI-
NANCE 2004-02, AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

A copy of this notice and the proposed ordi-
nance shall be available for public inspection
during the regular business hours of the Office
of the Clerk of the Board of County Commis-
sioners. Interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING, SUCH PERSON WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,


AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PER-
SON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VER-
BATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

BY ORDER of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Suwannee County, Florida, this 4th
day of January, 2005.

/s/John G. Woolev
John G. Wooley, County Coordinator
02/23

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2005-10-CA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF JUNE 1,
2002,
AMONG CREDIT-BASED ASSET SERVIC-
ING


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AND SECURITIZATION LLC, SALOMON
BROTHERS MORTGAGE SECURITIES VII,
INC., LITTON LOAN SERVICING LP AND
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, SALOMON
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, C-BASS MORT-
GAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002-CB3 WITHOUT RE-
COURSE.,

Plaintiff,
vs.

ORA E. GOSMAN, et al,

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANNIE E. WEBB
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 65 Dove Point
Covington, GA 30016-4261

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
SUWANNEE County, Florida:

LOTS 12,13 AND 14, BLOCK 54, TOWN OF
BRANFORD, FLORIDA, AND A PORTION OF
LOT 11, BLOCK 54, TOWN OF BRANFORD,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE ATTHE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT 11, BLOCK 54, THENCE SOUTH 67
DEGREES 41 MINUTES 05 SECONDS
WEST, 100.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID LOT 11;THENCE NORTH
22 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 55 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
LOT 11, A DISTANCE OF 3.88 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 70 DEGREES 55 MINUTES
04 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 42.77
FEET; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 4.23 FEET; THENCE NORTH 69 DE-
GREES 56 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 57.18 FEET TO THE EAST
LINE OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE SOUTH 22
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF
3.45 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. LYING IN SUWANNEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first publication, if any,
on Echevarria & Associates, P.A., Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 16th day of February, 2005.

Dasher, Kenneth
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Arlene D. Ivey
As Deputy Clerk
Arlene D. Ivey
02/23, 03/02



NOTICE OF MEETINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will
meet on the following dates and times:

Wednesday. Feb. 23. 2005 - School Board
Meeting Room, 702 2nd St., NW, Live Oak, FL
5:00 p.m. Special Session-Expulsion Hear-
ings
(May be Private)

These meetings are open to the public with
the exception of Private Expulsion Hearings.
Anyone present wishing to appeal any deci-
sion 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 ap-
peal is to be based.

/s/ Walter Boatright: Jr.
Walter Boatright, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
02/23

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak, Florida will hold a public hearing Tues-
day, March 8, 2005, at 8:00 PM. in the City
council meeting room located in the Live Oak
City Hall on the second and final reading of
Ordinance No. 1076.

ORDINANCE NO. 1076

AN ORDINANCE VOLUNTARILY ANNEXING
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY INTO THE CITY
LIMITS OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA AND RE-
DEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE
MUNICIPALITY TO INCLUDE SAID PROP-
ERTY; AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above mentioned matter.

If a person decides to appeal the decision
made at the above referenced public hearing,
he will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purposes they may ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

ATTEST:
William J. McCullers
City Clerk
02/23, 03/02

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak, Florida will hold a public hearing Tues-
day, March 8, 2005, at 8:00 P.M. in the City
council meeting room located in the Live Oak
City Hall on the second and final reading of
Ordinance No. 1077.

ORDINANCE NO. 1077

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE
OAK, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LAND DE-
VELOPMENT REGULATIONS (ORDINANCE
NO. 817, AS AMENDED) BY ADDING SEC-
TION IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF
THE "FLORIDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT DE-
VELOPMENT AGREEMENT ACT" AND PRO-
VIDING PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE
CITY MAY ENTER INTO DEVELOPMENT
AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO SUCH ACT;
PROVIDING FOR A REPEAL OF INCONSIS-
TENT LAWS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-


ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above mentioned matter.

If a person decides to appeal the decision
made at the above referenced public hearing,
he will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purposes they may ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

ATTEST:
William J. McCullers
City Clerk
02/23, 03/02


BID SOLICITATION,
NO. 2005-02

The Suwannee County Board of County Com-
missioners, Suwannee County, Florida will re-
ceive sealed bids, at the Clerk of Court Cashier
Window at the Courthouse, 200 South Ohio
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 until Monday,
March 14, 2005 at 4:30 p. m. Bids will be pub-
licly opened and read aloud at the Live Oak


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City Hall Meeting Room, 101 S. W. White Av-
enue, Live Oak, Florida 32064 on TUESDAY,
MARCH 15, 2005 AT 7:00 P. M., for the follow-
ing:

ASPHALT PAVING
THREE RIVERS ESTATES
284TH STREET, 39TH DRIVE, 280TH
STREET, 43RD ROAD, and 37th ROAD

The Board of County Commissioners may ac-
cept all or part of any bid. Any bid received af-
ter 4:30 p.m. MARCH 14, 2005 will not be con-
sidered. The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all bids,
waive formalities and readvertise and award
the bid in the best interest of Suwannee Coun-
ty.

The Board of County Commissioners does not
discriminate because of race, creed, color, na-
tional origin or handicap status. The Board of
County Commissioners requires a Sworn
Statement under section 287.133(3)(a), F.S.,
on Public Entity Crimes to be submitted with
the bid.

Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents and
specifications may contact Kristie Harrison
with the Administrative Services Department at
(386) 364-3410. For additional information
concerning bid specifications, please contact
Jerry Sikes, Public Works Director (386) 362-
3992.

All bids are to be submitted in triplicate and
must be labeled on the outside of the envelope
as "SEALED BID NO. 2005-02, ASPHALT
PAVING - THREE RIVERS ESTATES - 284TH
STREET, 39TH DRIVE, 280TH STREET,
43RD ROAD, AND 37TH ROAD".

BILLY MAXWELL, CHAIRMAN
SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS
02/23

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ZONING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION

The Suwannee County Zoning Board of Ad-
justment will hold a public hearing in the City
Council's meeting room at the Live Oak City
Hall on Thursday evening. March 10, 2005, at
6:00 PM. or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, to consider the following:

Special Exception Request No. SE-05-02-01
by Herbert & Sheila Perry, for a Mini-storage
building, in accordance with site plan submit-
ted as part of application, on property zoned
Commercial Intensive (C-1).

A Portion of Lot A Suwannee Breeze Subdivi-
sion located in Section 35, Township 2S,
Range 13 East.



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A copy of the application is available for in-
spection by the public at the Planning & Zon-
ing Office, County Office Building, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida (Phone: 386-364-
3401).

This public hearing may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any.continuation of this public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notices regarding this matter
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-


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above referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. If
a person decides to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ZONING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION

The Suwannee County Zoning Board of Ad-
justment will hold a public hearing in the Exhi-
bition II building at the Suwannee County Col-
iseum on Thursday evening, March 10, 2005,
at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the mat-
ter can be heard, to consider the following:

Special Exception Request No. SE-05-02-04
by Clyde Anderson, for an off-site outdoor ad-
vertising sign, in accordance with site plan
submitted as part of application, on property
zoned Commercial Intensive (C-1).


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Special Permit Request No. SP-05-03-01 by
Wainwright Construction authorized agent for
Humberto Alvarez, to be granted a special per-
mit under Section 14.6 of the Suwannee Coun-
ty Land Development Regulations for Intensive
Agriculture, to add additional poultry houses on
the property described below and zoned Agri-
culture-1 (A-1):

16.99 acres W 856.84' of S 863.88' of NW1/4
of SW1/4 Section 29 Township 3 South Range
12 East









This public hearing may be continued to one or
more future dates. Any interested party shall
be advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of this public hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public hearing and that no
further notices regarding this matter, will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced hearing.


Parcel located in Section 13 Township 2 South At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
Range 13 East ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the proposed special permits.


A copy of the application is available for in-
spection by the public at the Planning & Zon-
ing Office, County Office Building, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida (Phone: 386-364-
3401).

This public hearing may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of this public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notices regarding this matter
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. If
a person decides to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING SPECIAL PERMIT AS PRO-
VIDED FOR IN THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Ordinance NO. 92-11, as amended,
comments, objections and recommendations
regarding the following described Special Per-
mit as provided for in the Suwannee County
Land Development Regulations will be heard
by the Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners at a public hearing on Tues-
day, March 15, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the
City Council Meeting Room, at the Live Oak
City Hall, 101 SE White Ave. Live Oak, FL
32064.


A copy of this application for special permit is
available for public inspection at the Planning
and Zoning Office, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida, (386/364-3401) during regular busi-
ness hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above-refer-
enced public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING SPECIAL PERMIT AS PRO-
VIDED FOR IN THE SUWANNEE.COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Ordinance NO. 92-11, as amended,
comments, objections and recommendations
regarding the following described Special Per-
mit as provided for in the Suwannee County
Land Development Regulations will be heard
by the Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners at a public hearing on Tues-
day, March 15, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the
City Council Meeting Room, at the Live Oak
City Hall, 101 SE White Ave. Live Oak, FL
32064.

Special Permit Request No. SP-05-03-02 by
Wilbur & Barbara Hand, to be granted a spe-
cial permit under Section 14.6 of the Suwan-
nee County Land Development Regulations
for Intensive Agriculture, to add additional
poultry houses on the property described be-
low and zoned Agriculture-1 (A-1):

19.73 acre parcel located in Section 30 Town-
ship 4 South Range 14 East & 20.30 acre par-
cel located in Section 30 Township 4 South
Range 14 East


ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. If Special Permit Request No. SP-05-02-02 by
a person decides to appeal any decision made Crafton Communications authorized agent for
at the above referenced public hearing, he will Sidney J. Lord, to be granted a special permit
need a record of the proceedings, and that for for an Essential Service Telecommunication
such purpose, he may need to ensure that a Tower, on the property described below and
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Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ZONING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION

The Suwannee County Zoning Board of Ad-
justment will hold a public hearing in the City
Council's meeting room at the Live Oak City
Hall on Thursday March 10, 2005, at 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, to consider the following:

Special Exception Request No. SE-05-02-02
by Guy Norris authorized agent for Gold Kist,
for an amendment to past Special Exception
to build additions onto existing buildings, in ac-
cordance with site plan submitted as part of
application, on property zoned Agricultural-1
(A-1).

190 acre parcel located in Section 30 Town-
ship 1 South Range 12 East









A copy of the application is available for in-
spection by the public at the Planning & Zon-
ing Office, County Office Buildinp, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida (Phone: 386-364-
3401). .

This public hearihg may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of this public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notices regarding this matter
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. If
a person decides to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ZONING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION

The Suwannee County Zoning Board of Ad-
justment will hold a public hearing in the City
Council's meeting room at the Live Oak City
Hall on Thursday evening, March 10, 2005, at
6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, to consider the following:

Special Exception Request No. SE-05-02-03
by Clyde Anderson, for an off-site outdoor ad-
vertising sign, in accordance with site plan
submitted as part of application, on property
zoned Commercial Intensive (C-1).

Parcel located in Section 13 Township 2 South
Range 13 East


A copy of the application is available for in-
spection by the public at the Planning & Zon-
ing Office, County Office Building, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida (Phone: 386-364-
3401).

This public hearing may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of this public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notices regarding this matter
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the


800 acre parcel located in Sections 22 & 23
Township 3 South Range 12 East









This public hearing may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of this public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notices regarding this matter
will be published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the proposed special permits.

A copy of this application for special permit is
available for public inspection at the Planning
and Zoning Office, 224 Pine Avenue, Live
Oak, Florida, (386/364-3401) during regular
business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above-refer-
enced public hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING SPECIAL PERMIT AS PRO-
VIDED FOR IN THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Ordinance NO. 92-11, as amended,
comments, objections and recommendations
regarding the following described Special Per-
mit as provided for in the Suwannee County
Land Development Regulations will be heard
by the Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners at a public hearing on Tues-
day, March 15, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the
City Council Meeting Room, at the Live Oak
City Hall, 101 SE White Ave. Live Oak, FL
32064.


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This public hearing may be continued to one or
more future dates. Any interested party shall
be advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of this public hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public hearing and that no
further notices regarding this matter will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all inter-
ested parties may appear to be heard with re-
spect to the proposed special permits.

A copy of this application for special permit is
available for public inspection at the Planning
and Zoning Office, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida, (386/364-3401) during regular busi-
ness hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above-refer-
enced public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
02/23


Request for Proposal for the Provision of
Welfare Transition, Workforce Investment
Act, Food Stamp Employment and Train-
ing and Wagner Peyser Service

North Florida Workforce Development Board,
Inc. (NFWDB) is seeking qualified service
providers to provide a wide range of services
and activities to include regional economic de-
velopment initiatives that serve Welfare Transi-
tion (WT), Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSET)
and Wagner Peyser (WP) customers with mul-
tiple barriers, emphasizing job placement and
retention, academic and technical skills and
preventative methods of welfare dependency
covered in State and Federal regulations un-
der WT, WIA, FSET and WP programs. The
RFP is the first step in the selection process
and designed to provide information neces-
sary to meet the criteria set by the NFWDB.

Bidders must be able to provide services in
existing Employment Connections One-Stop
locations to eligible residents of Hamilton, Jef-
ferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and
Taylor counties. At the time of this solicitation,
the NFWDB estimates that $1.5 million is
available for the provision of the services so-
licited with this RFP for 2005-2006. This dollar
amount is given as a planning figure only and
does not commit the NFWDB to contracting
for that amount. ,

The NFWDB welcomes and encourages bid-
ders to submit services designs that are inno-
vative and/or nontraditional in their approach.
NFWDB encourages participation of Small
Business Enterprises (SBE), Minority Busi-
ness Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business
Enterprises (WBE), Cominunity-Based Orga-
nizations (CBO), and labor surplus area firms.
Governmental/non-governmental agencies
and private entities are eligible to receive grant
funds under this request.

For a copy of the RFP contact: Paul Wiggins,
Contracts/Quality Assurance, North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc., 400 West
Base Street, 2nd Floor, Madison, FL 32341,
(850) 973-2672 (phone)/ (850) 973-6497 (fax)
or go on to www.nfwdb.org->News and
Events->Newp Section

ESTIMATED TIME TABLE FOR RFP:
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RFPi Issue uate: Fridaay, february 11, 200uu5
MANDATORY Bidders' Conference:
- ,Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
- lEastern Time
Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Action Regarding Funding: April 19, 2005
- Period for Performance:
July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006
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SEASON: Aeden McQuery-En-
nis (Orlando) helped seal an 8-
2 victory with a grand slam
homerun during the team's first
home game of 2005.
- Photo: Submitted

2005 North Florida
Day Date
Wednesday Feb 23
Friday Feb 25
Saturday Feb 26
Tuesday Mar 1
Friday Mar 4
Sunday Mar 6
Monday Mar 7
Wednesday Mar 9
Friday Mar 11
Tuesday Mar 15
Wednesday Mar 16
Friday - Mar 18
Saturday Mar 19
Tuesday Mar 22
Wednesday Mar 23
Friday Mar 25
Saturday Mar 26
Tuesday Mar 29
Wednesday Mar 30
Friday Apr 1
Saturday Apr 2
Sunday Apr 3
Friday Apr 8
Saturday Apr 9
Sunday Apr 10
Tuesday Apr 12
Wednesday Apr 13
Friday Apr 15
Saturday Apr 16,
Sunday Apr 17
Tuesday Apr 19
Wednesday Apr 20
Friday Apr 22
Saturday Apr 23


A grand slam homerun by
Aeden McQuery-Ennis (Or-
lando) helped seal North
Florida Community College's
8-2 victory against Florida
Community College at Jack-
sonville Feb. 7 at NFCC's
Sentinel Field during the
team's first home game of
2005. Pitcher Charlie Foster
(New York), 1-0, took the
win for NFCC. The team is
now 2-2.
The Sentinels started out
their 2005 season on the road
splitting a double-header
with ABAC on Feb. 1 in
Tifton, Ga. NFCC lost the
first game 2-1 in extra in-
nings but returned strong in
game two winning 6-0. John
Sirmon (Madison) pitched


game one and Kenny Gras-
sano (New York) was the
winning pitcher in game two.
Leading the Sentinel offense
was Marvin Malaret (Boston,
Mass.) with 3 hits.
NFCC plays South Georgia
at home Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. The
Sentinels then hit the road re-
turning home Feb. 20 for an-
other double-header match up
with ABAC beginning at 1
p.m. All home games are held
at Sentinel Field, located on
the NFCC campus in Madi-
son. Admission is open to the
public and free of charge.
A complete schedule is
available at www.nfcc.edu
under "Athletics" or by call-
ing NFCC Student Activities
at 850-973-1623.


Community College Baseball Schedule


Team Played
Santa Fe CC
Lake City CC
Seminole
South Georgia
Lincolnland CC
St. Clair
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids
Seminole CC
Tallahassee CC
Chipola CC
Okaloosa-Walton CC
Okaloosa-Walton CC
Tallahassee CC
Tallahassee CC
Pensacola CC
Pensacola CC
Chipola CC
Chipola CC
Gulf Coast CC
Gulf Coast CC
Gulf Coast CC
Okaloosa-Walton CC
Okaloosa-Walton CC
Okaloosa-Walton CC'
Chipola CC
Chipola CC
Pensacola CC
Pensacola CC
Pensacola CC
Gulf Coast CC
Gulf Coast CC
Tallahassee CC
Tallahassee CC


Location
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Douglas, Ga.
DH Home
DH Home
DH Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Sanford
1-9 Home
1-9 Marianna
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Tallahassee
1-9 Home
1-9 Pensacola
1-9 Pensacola
1-9 Home
1-9 Marianna
1-9 Panama City
1-9 Panama City
1-9 Panama City
1-9 Niceville
1-9 Niceville
1-9 Niceville
1-9 Marianna
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
S) Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
1-9 Home
, -9 Home
1-9 Tallahassee


Game Time
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
3:30 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST).
6 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
5 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
7 p.m. (EST)
3 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
6 p.m. (EST)
6 p.m. (EST)
6 p.m. (EST)
3 p.m. (EST)
6 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
6 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
1 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)
2 p.m. (EST)


NFCC softball begins 2005 season


Lady Sentinels sweep
The North Florida Commu-
nity College fast-pitch softball
team has been nearly unstop-
pable on its home turf, Frank
Cantey Softball Field, since
beginning the 2005 season.
NFCC split a doubleheader
with ABAC on Feb. 4 and
swept St. Johns River Commu-
nity College and South Geor-
gia in doubleheader play Feb.
5 and Feb. 8 improving to 5-1.
NFCC pitcher Casey Jenk-
ins (Orange, Va.) threw a win-
ning game, 1-0, against ABAC
in game one with Shannon


St. Johns River, South Georgia doubleheaders


Jackson (Greencove Springs)
taking a loss, 15-5, on the
mound in game two.
Jenkins then led the Lady
Sentinels to three straight vic-
tories, doubleheader wins
against St. Johns River, 3-2
and 2-0, and a 5-0 victory over
South Georgia, improving her
record to 4-0. Jackson also ac-
cepted victory on the mound
against South Georgia in game
two improving to 1-1 and lead-
ing NFCC to a 3-2 win.
According to Joe Morabito,
NFCC softball coach, Kaitlyn


Chernomaz (British Colum-
bia) and Christine Morimoto
(British Columbia) lead the
Lady Sentinels at bat.
NFCC softball is on the road
during the latter part of Febru-
ary and return for home play in
March. Home games, played
at Frank Cantey Softball Field
on the NFCC campus in Madi-
son, are free and open to the
public. For a complete sched-
ule visit Athletics at
www.nfcc.edu or contact
NFCC Student Activities at
850-973-1623.


North Florida Community College Fast-Pitch Softball Schedule 2005


-Day Moi
Friday Mar
Saturday Mar
Sunday Mar
Tuesday Mar
Saturday Mar
Thursday Mar
Saturday Mar
Monday Mar
Tuesday Mar
Wednesday Mar
Tuesday Mar
Thursday Mar
Saturday/
Sunday Apr
Wednesday Apr
Saturday Apr
Tuesday Apr
Saturday Apr
Monday Apr
Thursday Apr
Saturday Apr
Wednedsay -
Saturday May
Thursday -
Sunday May
*Conference Games


nth/Day
*ch 4
*ch 5
*ch 6
*ch 8
*ch 12
*ch 17
*ch 19
ch 21
ch 22
*ch 23
ch 29
ch 31


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Team Played
Manatee
NFCC Tourney
NFCC Tourney
San Jac
St. Johns
*OWCC
Springfield
Springfield
SFCC
*TCC
*CJC
*GCCC

NFCC Tourney
*PJC
*OWCC
*TCC
*CJC
*GCCC
Coastal Georgia
*PJC

State Tournament


y 19-22 National Tournament


Start Time
TBA
TBA
TBA
DH 1/3 p.m.
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 5/7 p.m. (CST)
DH 1/3 p.m.
DH 2/4 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
DH 4/6 p.m.
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 4/6 p.m. (CST)

TBA
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 1/3 p.m.
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 4/6 p.m.( CST)
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 2/4 p.m.
DH 1/3 p.m. (CST)

TBA

TBA


Where
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Palatka
Niceville
Madison
Madison
Madison
Tallahassee
Madison
Panama City

Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Marianna
Madison
Madison
Pensacola

Kissimmee

Clermont


Team #
32
17
8
11
12
14
25
4
24

10
19


Name
Valerie Thigpen
Kaitlyn Chernomaz
Shannon Jackson
Desieree Jackson
Alana Gillies
Casey Jenkins
Rachael White
Heather Benson
Christine Morimoto


Position
SS/2B
UT
C/U
1B
C/U
P
OF
2B/UT
SS


Crystal Edmonson C/UT
Leanna Wynn OF


Year
Fresh
Fresh
Fresh
Soph
Fresh
Fresh
Fresh
Fresh
Soph


Height
57"
5'7"
5'7"
5'4"
5'5"
5'9"
5'2"
5'5"
5'4"


Fresh 5'4"
Soph 5'3"


Weight Hometown/High School
113 Madison/ Madison H.S.
148 Nanaimo BC Canada
140 Greencove Springs/Clay H.S.
135 Jacksonville/Clay H.S.
130 Greencove Springs/Clay H.S.
150 Orange, Va./Orange H.S.
130 Palm Beach/Palm Beach G.H.
115 Live Oak
135 Richmond, BC,Canada/
Richmond H.S.
139 Atlanta, Ga.
120 Madison/Madison H.S.


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Ernest Hairstyling of Jasper


Ernest was raised in Wash-
ington, D.C. He began his ca-
reer in his father's salon. His
father, a naval veteran of
World War I, and his mother
are both deceased and buried
in Arlington National Ceme-
tery.
After stints at the famous
Bruno Brothers of Toronto,
Canada and Robert Fiance of
New York, N.Y., Ernest
opened his first salon in the
most prestigious address
Washington, D.C., on the up-
per Connecticut Avenue, NW.
The salon was later pur-
chased by the well known
cosmetic firm of Mary Chess,
Inc. of New York, N.Y. His
next salon opened in north
Palm Beach. Here his
wealthy clientele


yachtswomen, while sailing
the Atlantic, would telephone
ahead for appointments upon
arriving at the dock. Other sa-
lons have included Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, and Brevard
County, including Cocoa
Beach, Satellite Beach, Indi-
alantic and Melbourne. He
owned and operated a chain
of some eight salons in Bre-
vard County. He sold his last
salon in February 2003 after
many years of happy and suc-
cessful operation.
In 2004, Ernest moved to
Jasper in Hamilton County.
His life-long dream was be-
ginning to unfold. Remem-
bering as a young man how
he, his mother and father
loved Hamilton County. On
their winter vacations, they


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would always travel Route 41
spending time in Jasper and
White Springs. They loved
North Florida's natural beau-
ty and local culture along the
Suwannee River.
Ernest, as was his father, is
also a naval veteran of World
War II. He has two sons, both
career firemen. His older son
Greg is assistant fire chief of
Melbourne. His younger son
Jeff is with the Cocoa Beach
Fire Department. They both
have aspirations of moving to
Hamilton County in the fu-
ture.
Ernest, being a senior citi-
zen, feels that the aging of
America is the force behind
the growth of salons in Amer-
ica. He also has a better feel-
ing of what seniors really
want in their day-to-day liv-
ing, including their hair-
styles. With this thought in
mind, he invented a haircut
known as the "Swiss Carved
Cut." This cut gives great


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body and vitality, your hair
will stay in place, and is per-
formed with scissors without
hair damage. Cut dry to
damp, as wet cuts inadver-
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hair, it is a perfectly balanced
contoured cut ... and regard-
less of style choice will stay
in place.
He welcomes boomers,
both male and female, at his
new temple of beauty, Ernest
Hairstyling at 117 S. Central
Avenue, Jasper, 386-792-
3056.
Ernest expresses his grati-
tude to the late Charles Re-
hberg and his widow Jeanne
Rehberg Morgan, two of the
most dedicated people to the
advancement of the hair in-
dustry. The people of North
Florida were indeed fortunate
to have had the Rehberg
Academy of Hair Design,
dedicated to the advancement
of young hairdressers and lo-
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Both of these wonderful plants are also early
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HAIRSTYLING TRADITION:
Ernest and his late father stand-
ing on Patterson Street in front
of the First National Bank of
Valdosta in January of 1956 on
their way to Hamilton County.
- Photo: Submitted


Car, seat


basics for


new parents
There are many lessons
you'll need to learn in order to
care for your newborn. From
diapering to feeding to sleep
positions, there's much to
know about taking care of a
small human being. It's likely
your research and education
will begin long before your lit-
tle wonder is born.
Most new parents under-
stand that this early education
should include lessons on car-
seat safety. You will likely be
driving home from the hospital
with your newborn, making a
car seat a necessity right from
the initial days of his life. In
fact, most hospitals have strict
rules that a baby can only be
released if an infant car seat is
present to transport him.
Besides having a car seat,
you also have to know how to
use it. It's not as easy to use as
you may think. According to
the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHT-
SA), a new survey found that
nearly 73 percent of child re-
straints are misused. Because
the car seat is a vital safety tool
for your child, here is some in-
formation on the types avail-
able, what age they should be
used, and how the seats should
be positioned in the car.
TYPES OF CAR SEATS
Car seats come in three basic
types, with which you'll be-
come quite familiar with after
browsing through the aisles of
a baby-products store.
1. Infant seat/carriers --
These seats are a combination
of car seat and infant carrier.
They typically hold infants
who weigh up to 20 pounds.
What makes them convenient
is that they're used in conjunc-
tion with a car seat base that
remains in the car. You simply
snap the carrier into the base
when traveling, and then un-
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Monthly Meetings
Allen Boyd (D-North
Floriseeger-bbanjo-con-
certnesday, City Council
Chambers, City Hall, 101
SE White Ave., Live Oak,
9:30-11:30 a.m. You may
reach Congressman 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 Suwan-
nee County have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person
issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist
constituents with a variety
of issues related to various
federal agencies. It is im-
portant to the Congressman
that his staff make them-
selves available for those
who are not able to travel to
either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.
Alzheimer's Support
Group - Third Thursday,
Marvin E. Jones Building,
Dowling Park, 3:30 p.m.
Call Cindy Erskin at 386-
658-5700.
American Legion Post
107 - First Thursday, 12-2


p.m., Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, South Ohio
Ave. Calk.Clair McLauchlin
at 386-362-3524 or Richard
Buffington at 386-364-
5985.; .
Branford Camera Club -
Regular club meetings, 7:30
p.m., third Thursday, Bran-
ford Library,, Contact Car-
olN n Hogue 386-935-2044.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Committee - meets monthly
on the second Tuesday. 6:30
p m., at the Li.e 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-
m a i 1 :
comm chair@pack408.net
or visit pack's website:
www.pack408.niet, for addi-
tional information. The
Tiger, Wolf, Bears, and We-
belos dens (grades one -
five) meet every Thursday
at the church. 6:30-8 p.m.,
when school is in
session. In. lieu of a den
meeting, the pack meeting
is held on the fourth Thurs-
day at the same time and


place during which the en-
tire 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 Vet-
erans Chapter No. 126 -
Second Thursday, 6 p.m.,
226 Parshley St., S.W. Call
386-362-1701.
Florida Gateway Char-
ter Chapter of the Ameri-
can Business Women's As-
sociation - meets on the
second Thursday of each
month. Membership is open
to all area women who ei-
ther own their own business
or are employed otherwise.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend. For more info, please
call Sandy Harrison at 386-
754-0434 or 386-752-0516.
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 Schoen-
felder 850-971-5354 or e-
mail \ bsiii'surfbe-; net
Girl Scout Leaders -
First Monday, 7 p.m. Girl
Scouts of Gateway Council
will meet at the Woman's
Club. Call Mary Check-Ca-
son, 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Gov-
ernmental Monthly Meet-
ings - Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive
board: second Monday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Pre-
vention Coalition - meet
fourth Wednesday, 9:30-11
a.m., at the Hamilton Coun-
ty School Board meeting
room, JRE Lee Administra-
tive Complex, Jasper. For
more info, contact Grace
McDonald at 386-938-4911'
or e-mail mcdonaldgl@all-
tel.net
Hamilton County Board
of Commissioners - First
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third
Tuesday at 6 p.M:., County
Commissioners' Board


Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County Cham-
ber 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 Coun-
cil on Aging, Inc. - Needs
volunteer drivers for the
home-delivered meals pro-
gram. If you enjoy helping
others and are interested or
need more information,
please contact Dorsey
Stubbs at Council on Aging,
1509 S.W. First Street in
Jasper or call 386-792-
1136.
Hamilton County Devel-
opment Authority, - meets
the second Thursday, at 7
p.m., at 204 NE 1st St., San-
dlin Building, Jasper. For
more info, call 386-792-
6828.
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
Educators (HCE) - the
council meets on the first
Friday of the month at 9:30
a.m. at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Extension Office, Colise-
um Complex, Eleventh
Street, Live Oak. They wel-
come new members. For
further information call
386-362-2771.
Jasper City Council
Meeting - Second Monday,
6 p.m., Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meet-
ing - Second and fourth
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Roosters
Diner. Call Jim Taitt for fur-
ther information at 386-
938-3582.
Jennings Town Council
Meeting - First Tuesday, 7
p.m., Jennings Town Hall.
MainStreet Hamilton
County, Inc. - Third Thurs-
day, MainStreet Office,
Jasper, 6 p.m.
School Board - Fourth
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
White Springs Town


Council Meeting: Third
Tuesday, 7 p.m., White
Springs Town Hall.
I Can Cope - Educational
support group for any type
of cancer for patients, fami-
lies and friends. Third Tues-
day, 7 p.m., Marvin E. Jones
Building, Dowling Park.
Call Cindy 386-658-5700.
Leona 4-H Community
Club - First Monday, 7
p.m., home of Avon and
Betty Hicks, 6107 180th St.,
McAlpin. Call Betty Hicks
at 386-963-4205 or Pam
Nettles at 386-963-1236.
Lion's Club - Farm Bu-
reau meeting room, 7 p.m.,
second Tuesday and fourth
Tuesday. Call Richard
Tucker, 386-963-4577.
Live Oak Artist Guild -
7 p.m., first Tuesday, St.
Luke's Episcopal Church.
Contact Don Strickland,
386-362-5146.
Live Oak Christian
Home Educators - meet
first Thursday of every
month. If you are looking
for a strong home school
support group please con-
tact 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 Citi-
zens - meet at 10:30 a.m.,
first Monday of the month
at the Exhibition II Build-
ing, Coliseum Complex,
1302 SW Eleventh St., Live
Oak. Members have the op-
portunity to take part in es-
corted tours. For more info,
call .Lula Herring at 386-
364-1510. NOTE: March.
meeting canceled, next
meeting April 4.
Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society Animal Shel-
ter - Themonthly meeting
will be held on the second
Monday of the month at
,noon- at the shelter. .For
more info, contact th6 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
www.geocities.com/suwan-
neehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee
County 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
contact 386-362-3004.
MADD Dads - Third
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Court-
house.
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 Can-
cer Society toll-free at 800-
ACS-2345 or the local of-
fice toll-free at 888-295-
6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
Market Days - Advent
Christian Village, first Sat-
urday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Space
on first-come, first-serve
basis, $5 each. Village
Square shops open. Call the
Lodge Office 386-658-
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
welcome. The purpose of
the Club is to acquaint
members of the community
with all the services that are
available in the County. For
info on scheduled speakers,
call Grant Meadows Jr.,
386-935-9316 or Shirley
Jones, 386-963-5357. For
info on renting the building,
call Kristie Harrison at 386-
364-3400.
MOMS Club - Second
Wednesday, .11:15 a.m. at

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in Suwannee Valley


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the Europa Collection.
Live Oak Jewelry, Inc.
P.O. Box 189, Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-1140


Fruit Basket
Fruit & Gourmet Baskets.
Stop by to order or pick up
an assorted fruit basket from ^
Hayes Produce
Conveniently located
Corner of Hwy. 90 &
Walker Ave. i_.


364-5242


Framed Art
Own this beautiful 20x39 framed "Tropical
Arrangment" one of an extensive line of
decorative framed art for the home.
Gwyn's Gifts & Home Decor
1031 West Howard St. - Hwy 90 W
(386) 364-1440


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1629 N. Ohio Ave.
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the fellowship hall of
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church. Go West on US 90
- seven miles from 1-75,
and 1-1/2 miles from the
Columbia/Suwannee Coun-
ty line, 12 miles from Live
Oak. For more info, call
386-397-1254 or e-mail
MOMSClubofLiveOak-
LakeCityFl@alltel.net
Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m.,
Suwannee 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 experienced the
loss of a baby through mis-
carriage, ectopic pregnancy,
stillbirth, newborn death or
termination due to fetal ab-
normality or maternal com-
plications. Group meets the
first Thursday of each
month, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
at Hospice of North Central
Florida, North Building
Counseling Room, 4305
NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville. To register or
for more information con-
tact Cheryl Bailey at Hos-
pice of North Central Flori-
da, 352-692-5107 or toll-
free, 800-816-0596.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Volunteers are needed in
your area to assist elders
and their caregivers receive
information and assistance
on health insurance and
Medicare. Comprehensive
training is provided by the
Florida Department of El-
der Affairs. This service is
provided at no charge. Call
the Elder Helpline toll-free
at 800-262-2243, Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Branford - Library, US
129 North, Branford,''9-1ll
a.m.-- first Wednesday of
every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwan-
nee County who are trying
to understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help
from the Florida Depart-
ment - of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders)
Program. Specially trained
SHINE volunteers help
Medicare recipients make
informed decisions about
their health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug,
Cards. SHINE volunteers
also inform seniors about
free and discounted pre-
scription drug programs
and eligibility require-
ments. This service is pro-
vided 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. Monda', -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.mr.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Advent Christian Millage
- Dowling Park - Schedule
appointment with SHINE
counselor by calling 386-
658-3333 or 386-658-5329.
Elders and their caregivers
in Suwannee County who
are trying to understand
Medicare and other health
insurance programs can re-
ceive help from 1he Florida
Department of Elder Af-
fairs' SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of
Elders) Program. Specially
trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE yolun-


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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
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Live Oak - Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library, US 129
South, 12:30-2:30 p.m. -
second Monday of every
month and 1:30-2:30 p.m. -
second Thursday of every
month. Elders and their
caregivers in Suwannee
County who are trying to
understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Special-
ly trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug ,programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service is provided at
no charge. For more info or
if you can't travel to the
site, contact the Elder
Helpline toll-free at 800-
262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
- Mayo - Library, SR 51,
Mayo, 12:30-2:30 p.m. -
first Wednesday of every
month. Elders and their
caregivers in Lafayette
County who are trying to
understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
,ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program� Special-
ly trained SHINE volunteers
help Medicare recipients
make informed decisions
about their health insurance
and Medicare Prescription
Drug Cards. SHINE volun-
teers also inform seniors
about free and discounted
prescription drug programs
and eligibility requirements.
This service is provided at
no charge. For more info or
if you can't travel to the
site, contact the, Elder
Helpline toll-free at 800-
262-2243, Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Small Scale Farmers
and Craft Designers Mar-
ket Committee - Third
Thursday, 7 p.m., Coliseum
extension offices.
Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion -; Second Monday, 7
p.m . SLI% man nee River Water
MlanaLemeint District. For
more info, call Don Neale,
386-362-4850 or Sylvia
Dunnam. 386-362-3256.
Suiannee : County
Tourist. De elopment
Council - Fourth Tuesda.\ 1
p.m., Chamber of Com-
merce Building, 816 S. Ohio
Ave., P.O. Drawer C., Live
Oak, FL 32064
Suwannee County Cat-
tlemen's Association -
.Third. Thursday, 6:30 p.m.,
Farmers Co-op meeting
room,. Call Herb Rogers,
386-362-4118.
Suwannee. County Se-
nior Citizens - meet at
10:30 a.m., first Monday of



Hwy 90 W., Lake City
752-0054


the month at the Exhibition
II Building, Coliseum Com-
plex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,
Live Oak. For more info
call Lula Herring, 386-364-
1510.
Suwannee River Valley
Archaeology Society -
Third Tuesday; public li-
brary, Branford; Info: 386-
935-4901.
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association - Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407
Dowling Ave., Live Oak, $5
per person for meal and
meeting.
Suwannee Valley Ge-
nealogical Society - First
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wilbur St.
Live Oak (behind Mizell's).
Open Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5
p.m. Info: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Quil-
ters - First and third Thurs-
day, 10 a.m. Jane, 386-776-
2909 - after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel
Club - Third Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., Hospitality and
Recreational Building, Co-
lumbia County Fairgrounds,
Lake City, P.O. Box 2013,
Lake City, FL 32056.
Tobacco-Free Partner-
ship of Suwannee County -
meet quarterly, call Mary
Jordan Taylor 386-362-
2708, ext. 232.
Vivid Visions, Inc. - A
shelter and outreach agency
for victims of domestic vio-
lence meets the first Mon-
day of each month at 5:30
p.m., Douglass Center Con-
ference Room. All persons
interested in helping vic-
tims of domestic violence
are encouraged to attend.
For more info, call 386-
364-5957.
Wellborn Community
Association (WCA) - Sec-


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snap it to take the baby in it
outside. The. carrier can also
work in conjunction with a
stroller. All those components
make it a "travel system.",
Since you don't have to wake
up your child to move him
from place to place, these
types of seats are quite popu-
lar.
2. Convertible car seats --
These seats let you use the
same product from when your
baby is born through when he
is a toddler, weighing in at 40
pounds. They may feature re-
movable inserts that effective-
ly make the seat smaller to fit
an infant. So this car seat is in-
stalled once, and stays put. Al-
though it doesn't offer the
portable convenience of an in-
fant carrier, you won't be re-
quired to purchase new seats
as your child grows.
3. Booster seats -- These
seats transition with your
youngster through early child-
hood. They can be used until a
child is 8 years of age, and
when traditional seat belts
don't adequately secure your
child.


ond Thursday, 7 p.m., Well-
born Community Center.
Contact Bonnie Scott, 386-
963-4952 or leave a mes-
sage at 386-208-1733.
WCA (building fund)-First
Saturday-Blueberry Pan-
cake Breakfast, center of
Wellborn, 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, 386-963-3196.
Weekly Meetings
Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon
Group - meets each Thurs-
day, 8 p.m., Mayo Manna
House, Pine Street - for
family members and friends
to show support. For more
info, call Barbara, 386-294-
3348 or Marcia, 386-208-
1008.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Branford - meets Tuesday
and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bran-
ford United Methodist
Church, Express and Henry
St., Branford. For more
info, call 386-935-2242 or
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, 800-
505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Mayo Group - meets Sun-
day, Monday, Wednesday
and Thursdays at 8 p.m. The
meetings are held at Manna.
House, Pine Street, Mayo.
For more info call 386-294-
2423 or District 16 Help
Line toll-free, 800-505-
0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous -


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your child, you'll need to
know where to position his car
seat for maximum safety.
* Children up to 12 months:
Most experts agree that a child
should be positioned in the
center of the backseat in a
rear-facing position through
12 months. At a young age, a
baby's neck is fragile and un-
able to support the weight of
his head. A rear-facing seat al-
lows the seat to recline at a
45-degree angle, properly
supporting your child's neck.
Even as he grows and neck
strength increases, it is still a
good idea to keep the baby
rear facing, because a car ride
is full of bumps, swerves and
jerks that could damage your
child's sensitive neck. Consult
with your pediatrician to de-
termine when it's the best time
for your child to move to a
forward-facing seat.
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White Springs - Courage
to Change - meets Monday,
8 p.m., Methodist Church,
White Springs. For more
info, call 386-397-1410 or
District 16 Help Line toll-
free, 800-505-0702.
Bluegrass Association -
Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the
Pickin' Shed at the Spirit of
the Suwannee 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 386-362-
3200.
Boy Scout Troop #693 -
Every Monday, 7 p.m.,
Shrine Club, Bass Road, un-
til further notice. Call 386-
776-2863.
Live Oak Singles Group
- meets Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Live Oak Christian Church
fellowship hall on US 129
North, Live Oak (next to
Walt's Ford). Parking is be-
tween 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
http://groups.yahoo.com/gr
oup/SuwanneeSingles/
Narcotics Anonymous -
The Gratitude Group -
Meetings held Monday, 7
p.m., at St. Luke's Episco-
pal 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.,
Monday, at Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library, 129
South, Live Oak. For more
info, call 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club
Meeting - Old Nettie Bais-
den school next to the foot-


,face, antd keep,)a watchful eye
on him while you are driving.
* Children 1 to 4 years old:
As your child grows, he'll be'
able to move on to a forward-
facing seat. The harness
straps/slots should be placed
at or above a child's shoulders.
However, still keep it posi-
tioned in the center of the
backseat for safety.
S * Children 4 and up: Chil-
dren of this age should still
ride in the back of the car, but
it is not essential for them to
be centrally located. Booster
seats should be used with both
the lap and shoulder seat belts
securely fastened to keep your
child safely contained in them.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY TIPS
If they're properly installed
and used, car seats can do
wonders to keep your little
one safe and secure.
* Remember to follow all
instructions when installing
your car seats. Most are at-


ball stadium, 6:30 p.m.,
every Monday.
Square Dance - With
Vagabond Squares, Thurs-
day, 7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, Newbern
Road. Loyce Harrell, 386-
963-3225, or Ralph Beek-
man, 386-752-2544.
Suwannee River Riding
Club - Membership fee $25
per year. Team roping first
and third Friday night.
Speed events first and third
Saturday night. Call 386-
935-2622.
Suwannee Valley Bar-
bershop Chorus - Every
Tuesday, Crapps Meeting
Room, Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, US 129
South, Live Oak at 7 p.m.
Call Fred Phillips, 386-362-
1886.
TOPS - Take Off Pounds
Sensibly, the Live Oak
Community Church of God,
every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.,
weigh-in, meeting, 9 a.m.
Barbara Crain, 386-362-
5933 or Sharon Martin,
386-364-5423.
Weight Watchers - Mon-
day, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
St. Luke's Episcopal, toll-
free 800-651-6000.
FYI
Advent Christian Vil-
lage - 2004-2005 Artist Se-
ries - Events include: 'His-
tory 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);
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a LATCH system (LATCH
stands for Lower Anchors
and Tethers for Children).. It
is a federally :undated . ;-
tern that aims to standardize
and simplify ,the installations
of child restraints without us-
ing the vehicle's seat belt *rs-
tem. Cars :naniitfactuied from
.September 2002 on .re
equipped with Npc cial anchor
points where the cir seat can
attach.
* Make sure that your child
isn't overly bundled beneath
car seat Sjaps' If you can
pinch the edges of a strap to-
gether between your fingers,
the straps are too loose.
* Never place a car seat in
front of an active air bag.
Many emergency-service
personnel such as firemen
and police officers are trained
in proper car-seat installation.
If you have any questions on
installation, consult with
them or your pediatrician.


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Duo, Friday, April 22, at the
Village Church, 7 p.m.
ACV season tickets are
available at Advent Christ-
ian Village, The Music Cen-
ter 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. Sup-
port Groups - Another
Way, Inc. offers support
groups for victims and sur-
vivors of domestic vio-
lence. For info regarding
dates and times, call 386-
792-2747 or the toll-free
hotline at 800-500-1119.
'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 mar-
riage license fee by $32.50.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are
available at the Clerk of the
Court's office or the
Suwannee County Exten-
sion Service office, 386-
362-2771.
Childbirth classes - of-
fered at the Suwannee
County Health Department
on Tuesday 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 lo-
cal Department of Children
and Families service center
can assist you in complet-
ing a voter registration ap-
plication to your local Su-
pervisor of elections for
you. Remember; voting is a
right. Your .local- service
center is at 501 Demorest
St., Live Oak, 386-362-
1483.
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers Needed - The
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley is looking
for volunteers to join the
Disaster Action Team to as-
sist victims of fires and oth-
er natural disasters. If you
are interested- and would
like to learn more, call 386-
752-0650.
The Story of Dowling
Park - Do you want to
know more about the Ad-
vent Christian Village
(ACV) at Dowling Park?
ACV representatives are
available to meet with you
and share the story of


Dowling Park. If you're in-
terested in arranging a
speaking engagement or a
tour for your organization,
club or church, please con-
tact us at 386-658-5110 or
toll-free, 800-714-3134 or
e - m a i I
ccarter@acvillage.net. For
an ACV preview, visit
www.acvillage.net. Or re-
quest a free videotape.
Downtown Craft Mar-
ket, High Springs - Brings
talented local artists togeth-
er to 'showcase their talents
in the heart of downtown
High Springs and is open
each Saturday at the corner
of NW 1 st Avenue and Main
Street. Admission and ac-
tivities are free. For more
info, please call 386-454-
3950.
Experience Works - a
national nonprofit organiza-
tion, (formerly Green
Thumb) provides training
and employment services to
older workers - over 55 and
with a limited income - in
Suwannee County through
the Senior Community Ser-
vice Employment Program
(SCSEP). Participants are
paid the minimum wage for
an average of 20 hours per
week. For more info, visit
www.experienceworks.org
or call the Lake City One
Stop, 386-755-9026, ext.
3129 for Loretta or ext.
3134 for Ronald.
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in
Gainesville - Florida's state
natural history museum, lo-
cated near -the intersection
of Southwest 34th Street
and Hull Road in the Uni-
versity of Florida Cultural
Plaza in Gainesville. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day-Saturday and 1-5 p.m.
Sunday. Closed on Thanks-
giving and Christmas. For
more info, including ticket
prices, directions and park-
ing info, .eall 352-846-2000.
Visit v'wW.flmnh.ifl.edu..
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in
Gainesville - Wigglers and
Walkers for children ages
2-5 is offered the second
Wednesday of every month.
The children learn about
exhibits through stories,
games, hands-on objects
and other age-appropriate
activities. Adult volunteers
are needed to give Wigglers
and Walkers tours and no
experience is required. To
volunteer, applicants must
be available to meet the
first Wednesday of each
month from 3-4 p.m. and to
give tours every second
Wednesday from 3:30-4:30
p.m. For more info, call
352-846-2000, ext. 277.


FoodSource - a Christian
based Christian food coop-
erative, is in your area!
Stretch your food dollars!
With the help of dedicated
volunteers, FoodSource is
able to provide quality
foods at low prices while
promoting Christian values
and volunteerism in your
community. This is NOT a
needy only program; it is
for EVERYONE. There are
no qualifications to partici-
pate! FoodSource accepts
cash, checks, Visa, Master-
card, Debit, EBT and mon-
ey orders. Menu is subject
to change! Each item is pro-
portioned for 4-6 people.
This months tentative menu
is: hamburger steaks, chick-
en tenders, family sized Lil'
Smokies, family sized piz-
zas, 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, or-
an'ges, bananas, five pounds
fresh potatoes, and an un-
known produce item. Pick
Up Date: Feb. 26. Regular
package price - $25. Meat
package available $25. Ten-
tative meat box menu:' rib-
eye steaks, pork chops,
salmon fillets, ground beef,
teriyaki chicken breasts,
smoked sausage links and
chicken nuggets. TO OR-
DER AND PAY BY CRED-
IT/DEBIT/CHECK CARD,
CALL TOLL-FREE 800-
832-5020. PICK UP OR-
DER AT LOCAL SITE. For
questions br to order, call
your local coordinator. Live
Oak: Live Oak Church of
God - 386-362-2483; Well-
born United Methodist
Church - 386-963-5023;
Ebenezer AME Church -
3.86-362-6383 or 386-364-
4323 or 386-362-4808;
Jasper: 386-792-3-965;
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.food-
source.org for questions or
to become a local host site.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park - Join the
Friends of Suwannee River
State Park, a non-profit
501(c)3 charitable organi-
zation. Help keep the State
Park the gem of the Suwan-
nee River. The park is lo-
cated 13 miles West of Live
Oak off US 90. Quarterly
newsletter, quarterly meet-
ings, monthly board meet-
ings and an annual lun-
cheon meeting. Member-


ship 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. Indi-
vidual Friend-$15; Family-
$25; Business Sponsor-$50;
Corporate Friend-$100-
$250; Lifetime Friend-
$300. For more info contact
the membership chair Wal-
ter Schoenfelder at 850-
971-5354, or e-mail him at
wbsesurfbest.net
GED Tests - A person
wanting to take the GED
test must call to reserve a
seat in the registration ses-
sion. Attendance in a reg-
istration session is manda-
tory in order to take the
GED test. To reserve seat
for registration session and
pay fees, call 386-364-
2782-Lynn Lee. To inquire
about age waivers, call 386-
384-2763-Lynne Roy, coun-
selor, and 386-364-2619-
Kim Boatright, GED exam-
iner at Suwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center.
Harsonhill Inc., a pre-
scription information
publishing company - Fi-
nancial help for, those who
can't afford their prescrip-
tion drugs is available right
now. Steve Reynolds, Presi-
dent of Harsonhill Inc., a
prescription information
publishing company, states
assistance programs have
been established by more
than 100 U.S. drug manu-
facturers to assist low in-
come people. These pro-
grams cover over 1,400
commonly prescribed medi-
cines. Reynolds states his
company publishes a 85+
page manual that contains
all the information required
to apply to these assistance'
programs. For more infor-
mation about these pro-
grams or to obtain the man-
ual e-mail: ! harsonhill
ieairtlilink net or contact
Reynolds toll-free at 888-
240-9240 or write to Har-
sonhill Inc., 22425 Ventura
Blvd., No. 190, Woodland
Hills, CA 91364. For imme-
diate info, visit www.Pre-
scriptions4Free.com
Hospice of the Suwan-
nee Valley - Helping
Hands Volunteer Orienta-
tion - first Wednesday, 10-
11 a.m. at Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Drive, Lake
City. After attending orien-
tation and completing the
screening process, you will
be eligible for volunteering
in the Hospice Attic thrift
store, administrative offices
as well as helping at special
events, educational fairs,


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community events and fund
raising. To register or for
more info contact Carolyn
Long, 386-752-9191.
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley - Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation -
third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.
at Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. After at-
tending orientation and
completing the screening
process, you will be eligible
for volunteering in the Hos-
pice Attic thrift store, ad-
ministrative offices as well
as helping at special events,
educational fairs, communi-
ty events and fund raising.
To register or for more info
contact Carolyn Long, 386-
752-9191.
Lafayette County Veter-
ans - 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 Court-
house. Please see the Clerk
of Court's office.
LillyAnswers Program. -
Available to Floridians 65
and older who are enrolled
in Medicare, have an annual
income below 200 percent
of the federal poverty level
and have no other drug cov-
erage. Seniors may apply
for the program at no cost
by calling a toll-free num-
ber, 877-RX-LILLY, or by
filling out an application.
LillyAnswers card enables
.them to receive a 30-day
supply of Lilly pharmaceu-
tical products that are sold
at participating retail phar-
macies for a flat fee of $12.
Info about the LillyAnswers
program is available at
www.lillyanswers.com or
by calling toll-free 877-RX-
LILLY.
Love INC - A non-profit
Christian group that repre-
sents local'churches in.find-
ing help for valid needs.
Call Ginny Peters, 386-364-
4673, Monday-Friday, 9
a.m. - noon
MDA - Assists people
with ALS through help with
purchase and repair of
wheelchairs, support
groups, expert-led semi-
nars, an ALS Web site
(www.als.mdausa.org) and
ALS-specific chat rooms
(www.mdausa.org/chat).
MOPS - Mothers of
Preschoolers - a gathering
of moms for encouragement
and fun. All mothers of chil-
dren 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 386-
362-1583.
Marine Corps League
meets in Lake City - First
Tuesday of each month The
Suwannee Valley Detach-
ment 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 Coun-
ty should call Dale Condy,
386-776-2002 or John Mey-
ers, 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 any-
one. Call for appointment at
386-792-2603. Helping to
apply Christian principles
to our every day living...
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Barn-
yard Buddies, free admis-
sion, 3 p.m. every Wednes-
day and Saturday to meet
and greet the farm animals.
After the animal introduc-
tions, help with the after-


noon feeding. Toddlers and
preschoolers will love
learning about the barnyard
buddies. Meet at the barn.
For more info, call 352-
334-2170 or visit www.na-
tureoperations.org.
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Living
History Days, every Satur-
day,
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with
staff in period dress inter-
preting day-to-day life on a
Florida farm in 1870. Sam-
ple homemade biscuits 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
admission. For more info
call 352-334-2170 or visit
www.natureoperations.org.
,Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Dis-
cover & Do, third Sunday of
the month, kids bring your
favorite adult for a fun ac-
tivity and make a cool craft
to take home. Meet at
Loblolly Environmental Fa-
cility on NW 34th Street be-
tween University 'and NW
8th Ave. Reservations re-
quired. Free admission. For
more info and to RSVP call
352-334-21-70 or visit
www.natureoperations.org.
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Who's
Who in the Woods, last Sat-
urday of the month, natural-
ist-guided walk at 9 a.m. 1-
1.5 hours walk, wear com-
fortable walking shoes.
Meet at the education of-
fice, 3540 E. University
Ave. Free admission. For
more info call 352-334-
2170 or visit www.nature-
operations.org..
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - A
Night at the Owlery," By the
light of the silvery moon
with the owls and frogs
we'll croon...each Saturday
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 neighbors,
the owls, at Boulware
Springs Historic Water-
works, 3300 SE 15th St.,
Gainesville. Free admis-
sion. For more info call
352-334-2170 or visit
www.natureoperations.org.
NFCC Artist Series
2004-2005 - Performances
will be held on campus at
the Van H. Priest Auditori-
um, Madison. This year's
line-up includes: 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 -
Russia's internationally
known ensemble performs.
Season passes $40 for
adults, $25 for children 12
and under. Become a spon-
sor $100 individual to $500
corporate. For more info,
passes, or to sponsor call
850-973-1653 or e-mail
artistseries@nfcc.edu/ Visit
on-line at
htpp://www.nfcc.edu/New-
sEvents/ArtistSeries/home.
html.
NFCC Children's The-
ater performances - NFCC
will present "The Adven-
tures of Lewis and Clark"
by GMT Productions, Inc.
on April 18, with two per-


formances for sixth - eighth
graders in NFCC's six
county service area. Perfor-
mance will be held at the
Van H. Priest Auditorium on
the Madison campus. For
more info visit
www.nfcc.edu/NewsEv-
ents/ArtistSeries/chil-
drentheater.html or contact
the NFCC College Ad-
vancement Office, 850-973-

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NFCC College Place-
ment Tests - NFCC will
conduct College 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 before testing. There
is a fee of $10 for the test.
For more info, please call
850-973-1612.
NFCC E-Spotlight pro-
vides weekly information
- Interested in North Flori-
da Community College
events? Have current col-
lege news and happenings
delivered directly to your e-
mail address through
NFCC's e-Spotlight. Alum-
ni, former faculty or staff
and community members
interested in keeping up
with NFCC's calendar of
events and news ate invited
to join the list of e-Spot-
light recipients. To receive
NFCC's weekly e-Spotlight
call the Office of Institu-
tional Advancement at 850-
973-1613 or e-mail Kim
Scarboro at
scarborok@nfcc.cc.
Narconon Arrowhead -
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless
and out of control. Espe-
cially if you are the family
member or friend of an ad-
dict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assess-
ments and referrals to reha-
bilitation centers nation-
wide by calling toll-free,
800-468-6933 or logging
o . n t o
www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too
late. Call Narconon now!
North Central Florida
Sexual Assault Center,
-Inc. - provides 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
participate. All services are
free and confidential. Call
Victim Advocate, Erica Nix
toll-free at Pager Number,
800-400-7140. For other
info, call 386-719-9287.
North Florida Work-
force 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 man-
ner. AWI staff now have of-
fice hours at the One-Stop
Centers in Hamilton: 386-
792-1229, Jefferson: 850-
342-3338, Lafayette: 386-
294-1055, Madison: 850-
973-9675, Suwannee: 386-
364-7952 and Taylor: 850-
584-7604 counties as fol-
lows: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday, and al-
ternate Saturdays 9 a.m.-1
p.m.
Parents of ADD and
ADHD Children - If you
are interested in joining a
support group call Lea-
Anne Elaine, 386-362-
7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Cen-
ter - The Live Oak Preg-
nancy Crisis Center at 112
Piedmont. St. (behind the
Amoco) is open on Wednes-
day through Friday from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. The center will
offer confidential counsel-
ing, free pregnancy tests,
clothes for expectant moth-
ers and infants. The center
will also offer referrals to
pro-life doctors. Groups
and churches might want to
have a baby shower and do-
nate all the items to the
center. Also needed: Mater-
nity clothes and hangers.
Telephone 386-330-2229;
or toll-free 800-696-4580.
Rainbow Acres Animal
Shelter - A nonprofit, no
kill, animal shelter, needs
donations of all kinds, shel-
ter material, wood, fencing,
etc. Food, old pots, pans,
etc. Almost anything you
no longer need, we can put
to good use. Cash is also
accepted to keep our kittens
and puppies healthy. Our
animals are free. Donations
accepted, not required.
Free!!!!! Puppies and Dogs.
Kittens and Cats. Contact
Carolynn or Matt, 386-362-
3338.
Reach To Recovery -
breast cancer survivors vis-
iting 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
American Cancer Society.
Regional Heart Disease
and Stroke Prevention
Coalition - serving Suwan-
nee, 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
Music Park & Camp-
ground upcoming events
include - Feb. 22-24 - Best
of America by Horseback;
Feb. 24 - Mark Newton
Band; March 5 - Spring
Fling Garage Sale; March
12 - Sun Country Jamboree;
March 18 - Cherry Holmes
Family; March 24-27 -
Suwannee Spring Fest;
March 27 - Craft Village
Easter Egg Hunt.
Stephen Foster State
Culture Center State Park
- monthly Cracker Coffee-
house from 7-9 p.m. in the
Auditorium. Upcoming
events: 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
Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park, White Springs.
Located on US 41, three
miles from 'I-75 and nine
miles from I-10. For info on
additional programs and
times, contact the park at
386-397-4331, or visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/
stephenfoster/
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park
- Honored as one of 10 "21st
Century American Heritage
Parks" in 2003. For more
info, call 386-397-7009.
Visit www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster/
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park - The Suwan-
flee Valley Bluegrass Asso-
ciation - holds a jam at the
Pickin' Shed every Saturday
night at 6:30 p.m. and has a
covered dish pot luck every
first and third Saturday at 6
p.m. For more info, call
386-842-5786.
Suwannee Primary
School - Lost and 'Found-
Parents may check with the
school office to see if their
child's missing coat,
sweater, hat, gloves, lunch
bags, etc. are in the items
that are overflowing in the
storage area.
Suwannee Primary
School - Emergency
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is in desperate need of small
pants and underwear for
boys and girls. Sizes 4, 5, 6
and 7 are needed to help
with "accidents" at school.
Clean clothes are welcome.
Drop off at the school of-
fice. Thank you.
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association
(SVBA) - A non profit orga-
nization, is a group of ap-
proximately 80 local citi-
zens dedicated to building a
stronger community, whose
members volunteer their
time with active involve-
ment with associate spon-
sorships of worthwhile
community activities and
associate members of the
Council for Progress and
Suwannee County Chamber
of Commerce. SVBA do-
nates two academic scholar-
ships each year, donates
Christmas gift/food baskets
each year and sponsor of
the children's playhouse
raffle at Christmas. Fea-
tured speakers from local
businesses and a catered
dinner are the highlights of
the evening at monthly
meetings. The general pub-
lic is invited to attend and
become members. Dona-
tions of $5 a person are ac-
cepted at the door to help
cover catering expenses.
For more info on joining the
organization, contact Ron-
nie Poole, 386-362-4539.
Wanted - Have an hour a
week to share? Volunteers
needed at Surrey Place for
our extensive seven-day-a-
week activity program.
Many volunteers positions
are now open. Calling out
bingo or pokeno, reading to
residents 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 outings
out of the facility. Our goal
is'to keep our residents'
-lives fulfilled,'by beihg busy
and happy. For more info,
please call Karen or Ellie at
Surrey Place, 386-364-
5961.


Wild Adventures up-
coming events include:
Snow Days - Now-Feb. 28;
Terri Clark and Josh Turner
- Feb. 26; 38 Special and
The Marshall Tucker Band -
March 5; LeAnn Rimes and
Little Big Town - March 12;
Collective Soul and Low
Millions - March 26; Char-
lie Daniels Band and Trick
Pony - April 2; Ryan Cabr-
era with Aslyn and Bonnie
McKee - April 16; Switch-
foot - April 30; Gary Allan
and Chris Cagle - May 7.
Wild Adventures Theme
Park is located at 3766 Old
Clyattville Rd. Valdosta,
Ga. For more info, visit
www.wild-adventure.com.
CALENDAR OF
EVENTS
Through Feb. 28
Driver's license and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints through
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, Turn-
er Road, SR 100, Trotter's
Road, Fairfield Farms
Road, CR 250, CR 349, SR
247 and SR 25 in Columbia
County; CR 132, CR 136,
CR 136-A, CR 137, CR
249, CR 250, CR 252, CR
349, CR 49, CR 795, SR 20,
SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US
129 and Mitchell Road in
Suwannee County; and CR
136, CR 152, CR 143, CR
249, CR 137, CR 251, CR
146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR
6, SR 25 in Hamilton Coun-
ty. Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equip-
ment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with de-
fects such as bad brakes,
worn ,tires 'and 'defective
lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be di-
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enforcing the equipment
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Register Now!
Voluntary
Prekindergarten Program
Early Learning Coalition
of Florida's Gateway; Vol-
untary Prekindergarten
(VPK); Children four on or
before Sept. 1, are eligible
to receive 540 hours of de-
velopmentally appropriate
preschool instruction free
this coming school year
(beginning in August).
INFO: Enrollment Manager
Jamie Witzman, 386-752-
9770, ext. 24 or Gateway
Executive Director Dr.
Thomas Logan, ext. 12.
www.elc-fg.org.
Lafayette High School
class of 1980 is looking
for classmates
Lafayette High School
class of 1980; looking for
classmates; 25th class re-
union; Info: Susan Harris
Allen, 386-935-0901, Pam
Zimmerman Corbin, 386-
935-3118, Jean Williams,
386-294-1241.
Enter by Feb. 24
Suwannee High NJROTC
Chili Cook-off and Pie
Eating Contest on Feb. 26
Suwannee High NJROTC
Chili Cook-off and Pie Eat-
ing Contest at the Suwannee
County Coliseum, Live Oak
on Saturday, Feb. 26. Dead-
line to enter is Feb. 24. To
enter send your name, ad-
dress and phone number and
which contest you are enter-
ing along with entry fee to
NJROTC/Chili, P.O. Box
834, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Info: Myrtle Parnell, 386-
364-7868.
Buy tickets now!
Suwannee County
Cattlemen's Association
Heifer Raffle
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men's Association Heifer -
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Proceeds support Beef
Heifer Show. Drawing at
Suwannee County Fair in
March. Info or tickets:Dot-
tie Barfuss, 386-364-3266
or Joe Jordan, 386-362-
4724.
Buy tickets now!
Turkey Federation
Banquet to be
held Feb. 26
The Suwannee River
LONGBEARDS Chapter of
the National Wild Turkey
Federation (NWTF) annual
Hunting Heritage Fund-
raiser Banquet, Feb. 26,
Columbia County Fair-
grounds, Lake City. Doors
open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7
p.m. Info or tickets: Todd
Kennon, 386-755-1334 or
Tom Kennon, 386-362-
6353.
Submit by March 11
Attention NFCC
students, alumni
North Florida Community
College's (NFCC) literary
and arts magazine, the
"Sentinel Review," invites
all NFCC students, employ-


ees and alumni to enter po-
etry, fiction and pen and ink
artwork by March 11. Info:
Linda Brown, 850-973-
9456 or
brownlin@nfcc.edu, or
John Grosskopf, 850-973-
9455, grosskopf@nfcc.edu.
RSVP by March 12
School bus drivers
former and retired are
invited to retirement
celebration
All former and retired
Suwannee County school
bus drivers are invited to
help celebrate the retire-
ment of Hugh Mills and Di-
ana Evans. Celebratiion at 6
p.m., Saturday, March 19,
Sheryl's Buffet, 515 SW
Fifth Street, Live Oak.
Tickets: $12.50 per person.
RSVP by March 12 or for
info: Marianne Wood, 386-
364-3575; Pete Sneed, 386-
362-2122; Joan Fewox,
386-776-2555; Pat Bryant,
386-776-2231; or Karen
Willis - 386-935-1317.
Suwannee FFA Alumni
Golf Tournament
set for Feb. 26
Suwannee FFA Alumni


www.BobbyCorbetts.com


Golf Tournament-Suwan-
nee Country Club, Live
Oak, Saturday, Feb. 26.
Info or to enter: Richard
Marable, 386-364-6554,
please leave a message.
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments
- FCAT Reading, Math
and Science Tests
Feb. 28 - March 11
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
FCAT Reading, Math and
Science Tests - Feb. 28-
March 11. FCAT is for
grades 3-10 (Grade 11-
Adult RETAKES). Each
school has more detailed
testing information avail-
able. Daily student atten-
dance is critical during
these assessment periods.
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation March 2
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation, 10-11 a.m.,
Wednesday, March 2, (first
Wednesday of every
month), Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Drive, Lake


City. Info or registration:
Carolyn Long, 386-752-
9191.
Mrs. Vickers' class at
SHS will hold a yard sale
March 5
Mrs. Vickers' class, yard
sale, Saturday, March 5, in
front of Suwanne High
School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pro-
ceeds benefit class activi-
ties. Info: Candy Vickers,
386-208-1508.
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments
- SAT 10 March 21-23
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
SAT 10 - March 21-23. SAT
10 is for Grade K-2. Each
school has more detailed
testing information avail-
able. Daily student atten-
dance is critical during
these assessment periods.
April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville book sale
opens April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville; Spring Book
Sale; April 9-13; Friends of


the Library Book House,
430 North Main Street,
Gainesville.
RSVP by March 12
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 house-
hold items and
clothing. Items may be
dropped off at the Center's
location at 112 Piedmont
St., or for more information
call 386-330-2229. The
Pregnancy Crisis Center is
a non-profit organization
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 County
The Suwannee County
Extension Service is in the


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process of creating a market
guide - Fresh From the Farm
- to help the general public
locate products straight
from the farm. This publica-
tion will also identify vari-
ous agricultural custom ser-
vices. In order for this pub-
lication to be most effective,
it should contain all local
agriculture-related products
and services, 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 in-
formation. We have a form
available 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 re-
quested information and
send back to us, listing your
farm name, location (911
address), and contact infor-
mation including your busi-
ness phone number. When
listing products and/or ser-
vices, please include the ap-
proximate dates available
on your farm in order to ad-
vise the public when they
can expect to find these
products. This guide'is in-
tended for all agriculture
products including live-
stock, produce, small ani-
mals, services and anything
else that would fit in the
agriculture category. If you
have any questions, please
contact the Suwannee Coun-
ty Extension Service at 386-
362-2771. Our office is lo-
cated at 1302 Eleventh
Street SW, Live Oak.
Now - April 1
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp; appllica-
tions taken thru April 1; nvi-
tation only. Boys/girls ages
10-19; College basketball
scholarships; Where: Bab-
Sson Park and Atlanta, Ga.
Info/brochure: "-' 704-373-
0873.
The 5th Army
Association tour of
Italy, departing
New York on June 15
The 5th Army Associa-
tion World War II, Italy, will
conduct a 10 day final tour
of Italy, departing New York
on June 15 visiting Rome,
Venice, Florence, Pisa, Sor-
rento and a special stop at
the American Military
Cemetery near Anzio. For-
mer members of the many
combat divisions and sup-
port groups, their families,
friends and those interested
in the history of the U.S. 5th
Army can contact Sny Can-
ton at 5277B Lakefront
Blvd., Delray Beach, FL
33484 or call 561-865-8495.
Suwannee High School
Class of 1975 plans
30-year class reunion
Suwannee High School

class reunion. For more info
contact Jane Gamble Lew,
386-776-1459 or Wayne
Mitchell, 386-330-2554.
Calling all classmates of
SHS Class of 1986
Hello! To the graduating
class of 1986, our 20 year
reunion is fast approaching.
It will be great to see every-
one. Preparation for the re-
union is in progress. Class
members please contact An-
gela Hunter Mandrell at her
e-mail address: Man-
dr003@bellsouth.net. The
class members may also
contact Catrena Francis at:
VanessaFrancis@msn.com
as soon as possible.
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior
Citizens schedule tours


Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to:
The Dead Sea 'Scrolls Ex-
hibit, The Festival of Flow-
ers and a river boat cruise,
Mobile, Ala., March 8-11;
Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean, May 15-22; and
a San Antonio Experience,
Oct. 19-23. Costs and dead-
lines for payment vary for

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TREATS ALL
RESPIRATORY DISEASES
S NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

M. Choudhury, M.D.


155 NW Enterprise Way, Suite A, Lake City
145850DH-F


Lake City
i PhEye
S -)f( (7 Physicians

Comprehensive e)7e car
fourth entire family


Sherri A. Cole, L.D.O.
Owner
Licensed Optician


Reaves C. Cole, O.D.
Board Certified
Optometric Physician


621 SW Baya Drive, Suite 101
Lake City, FL 32025
1386 719-9292
or (386) 754-6616
www.coleoptics.com , m . , ,


Assisted Living


Quiet, _/'afcackek County, couotri istkbinzy.
�jP'ricrat.E rooms, /IaziEncie4, 24/ ouw aa'.
Visit us on the web at www.oakridgealf.com
Email: oakridgealf@alltel.net
Mayo, FL County Rd. 251-A294-5050
License # AL9863 1313(386) 29 4-5050F


CancerHope
Treatment Centers
* I Lake Cit &:
L i\ e Oak


Specializing in Oncology since 1989
Comprehensive and Personalized Care
*Best equipment
*Most advanced treatment
*Treat all types of cancers
*IMRT PET CT Eric C. Rost, M.D.
David S. Cho, M.D.
Purendra P. Sinha, M.D.
Board Certified - All Insurances Accepted - No Referral Necessary


Suwannee Valley
Cancer Center
795 SW State Road 47
*Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 758-SVCC (7822)


CancerHope of
Live Oak
1500 Ohio Ave. North
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386)362-1174
131387JRS-F


AMH

Counseling
ANDREW HARRELL
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addiction Prevention
Professional
C -T Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rubd Accepted
Association
Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-8825
143572DH-F


North Florida

Pharmacy of Branford

* Medical
Equipment
* Oxygen

"Evei'thing For Your
Home Recovery"
Locally Owned & Operated
101 SW U.S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL 32008
(386) 935-6905
2C9 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066
(386) 294-3777 1314524-F


Breast Cancer--

Early detection is the best prevention
Breast cancer has been a widespread disease for years. Its cause is unknown, and it knows no race or
age boundaries for attacking mostly women. The numbers are startling. According to
thebreastcancersite.com, a Web site that helps fund free mammograms for underprivileged women,
182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer (one every three minutes) and 43,300 women will die
(one every 12 minutes) of breast cancer this year. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that about
one in eight women in the United States
(approximately 13.3 percent) will develop breast
_ .cancer during her lifetime.


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WHAT IS BREAST CANCER?
Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast
cells that may form a mass of extra tissue called a
tumor. Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or
malignant (cancerous). The most common type of
breast cancer begins in the lining of the ducts -- the
tube-like part of the breast that milk passes through to
reach the nipple -- called ductal carcinoma. When it
spreads outside the ducts, it is called invasive breast
cancer (most breast cancers are invasive). Metastatic
breast cancer is cancer that has spread from the site
of the initial cancer to other parts of the body.


RISK FACTORS
SCertain factors can increase a woman's risk of
. getting breast cancer, although 70 percent of women
with breast cancer have no known risk factors,
according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
. Educ ing yourself These risk factors include heredity, early puberty, late
*- a,-:,ui oreasi cancer childbearing, obesity and lifestyle factors such as
- ar creating n heavy alcohol consumption and smoking. Studies
- early 3ele:t-on plan, from the NCI have shown that alcohol consumption
- r, hic, irclue- can cause a 40 to 70 percent increased risk of breast
gi gvnirng y:,u-.elt a cancer with two drinks daily.
proper bre.Ei However, the biggest risk factor of all is age. Most
ell-e.-am , can breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50,
help saa v.our life, and women over 60 are at the highest risk, according
to breastcancer.org, a nonprofit organization for
breast cancer education. In addition, a woman's risk
for developing breast cancer increases if her mother, sister, daughter or two or more other close relatives,
such as cousins, have a history of breast cancer, especially at a young age. Yet 85 percent of women who
develop breast cancer have no known family history of the disease.
SIGNS OF BREAST CANCER
The scariest part about breast cancer is that you can have it and not even know it. Early breast cancer
usually does not cause pain and there may even be no symptoms at all. However, as the cancer grows, it
can cause any of the following changes: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area;
a change in the size or shape of the breast; nipple discharge or tenderness; inverted nipples; ridges or
pitting of 'le breast (skin looks similar to an orange peel); and the way the skin of the breast, areola (area
surround the nipple) or nipple looks or feels (red, scaly, warm or swollen).
EARLY DETECTION
Studies show that regular breast self-exams, combined with an annual exam by a doctor, improve the
chances of deteciing cancer early, which is the key to more treatment options and 'a greater chance of
One way women can take an active part in the early detection of breast cancer, according to
thebreastcancersite.com, is by following an early detection plan which means having:
-- breast examinations by your doctor every three years from ages 20 to 39 and every year thereafter
-- monthly breast self-examinations beginning at age 20 to look for any changes in your breasts
-- a baseline mammogram (the first one) by the age of 40
- a mammogram every one to two years for women ages 40 to 49, depending on previous mammogram
findings
-- and a mammogram every year for women over age 50
Keeping a record of your self-exams and mammograms and marking your calendar with reminders will
help you follow your early detection plan.
PROPER BREAST SELF-EXAM
Get in the habit of doing a breast self-examination once a month to familiarize yourself with how your
breasts normally look and feel. Examine yourself several days after your period ends, when your breasts are
least likely to be swollen and tender. If you are no longer having periods, choose a day that's- easy to
remember, such as the first or last day of the month.
Step 1 -- In the shower with fingers flat, move gently over every part of each breast. Use your right hand to


examine your left breast, and left hand for right breast.
Check for a lump, hard knot or thickening. Carefully
observe any changes in your breasts.
Step 2 -- In front of a mirror, put your arms at your
sides and inspect your breasts. Raise your arms high
overhead and look for any changes in the contour of
each breast, a swelling, a dimpling of skin or changes
in the nipple. Then rest your palms on your hips and
press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Note that few
women's left and right breasts match exactly.
Step 3 -- Lying down, place a pillow under your right
shoulder, with right arm behind your head. With
fingers of the left hand flat, press right breast gently in
small circular motions, moving vertically or in a
circular pattern, covering th breast. Use light,
medium and firm pressure. Squeeze nipple and check
for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your
left breast.
Don't panic if you think you feel a lump. Most
women have some lumps or lumpy areas in their
breasts all the time, and eight out of 10 breast lumps
that are removed are benign. However, if you notice
any changes that last over a full month's cycle or
seem to get worse or more obvious over time, it's best
to bring them to the attention of your doctor.

p EYE CENTER of North Florida
General Eye Care & Surgery
EYE EXAMS * CATARACT SURGERY
*GLAUCOMA * MACULAR DEGENERATION
* DIABETES * LASERS
Eduardo M. Bedoya, MD
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Eye Physician & Surgeon


Medicare, Medicaid, Avmed,
Blue Cross'Blue Shield
& other insurance accepted.
Se habla espahfol.

917 W. Duval S.
Lake City
386-755-7595


Ronald R. Foreman, O.D., PA.
Kimberly M. Broome, O.D.


Frank A. Broom, It1, O.D.
Julie L. Owens, O.D.


North


Florida


EyeCare
Examination and Treatment of the Eye
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses


PHONE (386) 362-5055
FAX (386) 208-8660


625 Helvenston
Live Oak, Florida 32066
142280DH-F


- I

Dr. Rios
"1 OBGYN
N, I Midwife Services Available
Marlene Summers, CNM

Hours:
Mon. - Thur. 8:30 - 5:00
Closed 12:30-1:30

(386) 755-0500
Fax (386) 755-9217


449 SE Baya Dr.
Lake City, FL 32055


131407-F


Ophthalmology
GREGORY D. SNODGRASS, M.D.
Located In SHANDS At Live Oak 8
1100 SW llth St. Live Oak
(904) 373-4300 or 1-800-435-3937

Family Dentistry
HERBERT C.
MANTOOTH,
D.D.S, P.A.
602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-6556
1-800-829-6506
(Out of Suwannee County) 131 90JS-F



General Orthopaedics

Edward J. .a
Sambey, M.D.
* Occupational Medicine The
* General Orthopaedics Orthopaedic
* Sports Medicine Center
Lake City Office - 4367 NW American Lane
Phone 386-755-9215 - Toll Free 1-888-860-7050
Workers compensation and
Most Insurance Plans Accepted 135952DH-F


Medicine




RENALDAS A. SMIDTAS, M.D. AND ASSOCIATES
American Board of Internal Medicine certified,
Fellow of American Board of Balance Medicine.
SHELIAY. ROBERTS, A.R.N.P., C.S.
KATHY NEWMAN, A.R.N.P
Heart, Cardiovascular Diseases * Diabetes management
Allergy and Asthma * Lung diseases * Women's Health
Invasive Pain Management for Arthritis of the Knee, Shoulders,
Back Pain * Ultrasound Diagnostic and More
Live Oak Jasper
362-5840 792-0753
1437 N. Ohio Ave. 413 NW 5th Ave.

Physical Therapy



* Physical Therapy * Occupational Therapy * Speech Therapy
* Specializing In Arthritis * Fibromyalgia * Geriatrics * Spinal &
Joint Pain * Sports Injuries* Work Injuries* Pediatrics
* Manual Therapy * Lymphedema
Locally Owned & Operated
Live Oak 208-1414 Medicare, Protegrity
Lake City 755-8680 Blue Cross, Av Med
Jasper 792-2426 Medicaid-pediatrics
Branford 935-1449 * Workers Comp
Mayo 294-1407 * Most Other Insurance Plans
A Medicare Certified RehabilFtation Agency 8
Email: info@healthcorerehab.com
Website: www.isgroup.net/healthcore .

Physical Therapy


HeartlandW
REHABILITATION SERVICES
Sandy Laxton, PTA
PROFESSIONAL TOUCH
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Workers Compensation, Industrial
Rehabilitation, Ergonomic Consultation,
Job/Workers Site Analysis
Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Pediatrics
Medicare, Medicaid, AvMed & BCBS
Providers
1506 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 364-5051 131397JSF

Urology, Urologic Surgery
I Impotence Center


ROBERT G. BUSCH, D.O.
ERIC ORDINARIO, D.O.
Board Certified Urology and Urological Surgery
Common Problems Treated:
* Infections * Prostate Problems * Kidney Stones * Sexual
Problems Genital Surgery� *Cancer of the Urinary Tract *
Impotence � Infertility * Urinary Incontinence
Common Surgical Procedures In Office:
* Cystoscopy * No Scapel Vasectomy * Treatment of
Condyloma * Prostate Ultrasound/Biopsy * Bladder
Ultrasound * Penil Vascular Studies
Common Surgical Problems In
Hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Center:
* Prostate, Kidney and Bladder Cancer Surgery
* Kidney Stone and Surgery Lithotripsy * Microscopic
Vasectomy Reversal * Impotence Surgery -Hernia Surgery
Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Male
Impotence Surgical and Medical Therapies
All patients are given
personal and confidential attention.
Lak Cty& LveOa


131382JS-F


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Cancer Care of North Florida


Now seeing patients at Shands at Live Oak
We are a Welcoming New Patients at SAnemia in:
total care our two offices at: Thrombocytopenia
m medical Bleeding or clotting disorders
medical Shands @ Live Oak or Lake City. BreastCancer
oncology & Please call (386) 755-1655 Colon Cancer
hematology
r taaseemKton M.D. for an appointment or information MulipleMyeloma
practice. Al emha, Leukemia
131399DF-F All Chemotherapy administration and management .Lymphoma
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NORTH FLORIDA FOCUS - FEBRUARY 23-24, 2005, PAGE 9C


Calendar


Continued From Page 6C

each trip. The group meets
the first Monday, 10:30
a.m., Extension Building II,
Agriculture Center. Visitors
welcome. For more info,
contact Lula Herring at
386-364-1510. NOTE:
March meeting canceled,
next meeting April 4.
Feb. 23
NFCC hosts Black His-
tory Month lecture by
Carl Raye and Dr. Tame-
ka Hobbs
North Florida Community
College will host a Black
History Month lecture by
"A Killing in Choctaw: The
Power of Forgiveness" by
Carl Raye and Dr. Tameka
Hobbs, at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the
Van H. Priest Auditorium
on the Madison campus.
Free to public. For info, call
850-973-1635 or e-mail
olivera@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 23
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will meet
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold its
monthly meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 10
a.m. at the Southside Recre-
ation Center, 901 Saint
Margaret Road, Lake City.
The program will feature an
"Ugly Quilt Contest." So -
look through your closets or
under the bed and bring the
quilt that was constructed
using the wrong colors,
wrong pattern or inappro-
priate fabric. Or whatever...
The contest will be lots of
fun and we can laugh at
ourselves! The Guild is an
organization for anyone in-
terested in quilts and the art
of quilting. The public is
welcome. For more details,
contact President, Sandy
Lindfors, 386-362-6850, or
riverfolk@alltel.net.
Feb. 24
Mark Newton Band will
perform at the Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park in
the Music Hall. Doors open
at 6 p.m. with two 45
minute performances start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24-26
Fourth Annual Suwannee
Valley Bluegrass Festival,
Bell/Trenton
The Fourth Annual
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Festival will be held at the
Gilchrist County FFA
Alumni Arena on US 129,
North of Trenton and South
of Bell, Feb. 24-26. Begins
at 5 p.m. on Thursday with
a gospel night and at 11
a.m. on Friday and Saturday
with appearances by Joe
Isaacs, The Tennessee Gen-
tlemen, The Wildwood Val-
ley Boys, Larry Fuller and
Jolena Foster and The
County Grass Band, plus
six more. For more info,
call toll-free 800-576-2398
or www.suwanneefest.com.
Feb. 24
American Red Cross
will hold an Infant/Child
CPR/First Aid class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Infant/Child
CPR/First Aid class from 6-
9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24,
at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Feb. 24
NFCC will conduct
College Placement
Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community
College will conduct Col-
lege 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 required to reg-
ister in NFCC Student Ser-
vices 24 hours before test-
ing. For more info, please
call 850-973-9451..
Feb. 26
Suwannee FFA Alumni
Golf Tournament
Suwannee FFA Alumni


Golf Tournament-Suwan-
nee Country Club, Live
Oak, Saturday, Feb. 26.
Four person team scramble,
8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times.
Lunch/door prize drawings
11:30 a.m.-l p.m. Entry fee
$200 per team, includes
golf, cart, lunch and prizes.
For info and entry contact
Richard Marable at 386-
364-6554, please leave a
message.
Feb. 26
2005 Lafayette
Baseball Golf
Tournament
The 2005 Lafayette
Baseball Golf Tournament
will be held at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 26, at the
Suwannee 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 Garland, 386-294-
3025 or Joann Page, 386-.
294-2834.
Feb. 28
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) on Monday,
Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional/technical
programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Feb. 28 - March 11
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments
- FCAT Reading, Math
and Science Tests
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
FCAT Reading, Math and
Science Tests - Feb. 28-
March 11. FCAT is for
grades 3-10 (Grade 11-
Adult RETAKES). Each
school has more detailed
testing information avail-
able. Daily student atten-
dance is critical during
these assessment periods.
March 1. 8, 15 and 22
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley Grief Support
Group will meet March
One of the most helpful
ways of coping with the
death of a loved one is to
share with others who are
experiencing a similar loss.
In this four-week support
group, members have an
opportunity to express their
feelings and thoughts as
well as gain an understand-
ing of grief and how it im-
pacts their lives. Sharing is
voluntary and confidential.
Please Note: You must reg-
ister to enroll in the group.
The group will meet from
6-7:30 p.m. on March 1, 8,
15 and 22 at Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley, 618 SW
FL Gateway Dr., Lake City.
To register or for more
info, contact Teresa James
at Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley at 386-752-9191 or
toll free 800-759-6357.
March 2
Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation
Make a difference in
someone's life! After at-
tending orientation and
completing the screening
process, you will be eligi-
ble for volunteering in the
Hospice Attic thrift store,
administrative offices as
well as helping at special


events, educational fairs,
community events and fund
raising. You must register
for orientation. Orientation
will be held from 10-11
a.m.. on Wednesday, March
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 Car-
olyn Long, 386-752-9191.


March 2
Nation hits the scales for
the Third Annual
American Cancer
Society's Great
American Weigh In�
The American Cancer So-
ciety's Great American
Weigh In� offers free, no
obligation weigh ins and
BMI checks - a calculation
that uses both height and
weight to determine if you're
at a healthy weight. Join us
at local, participating Weight
Watchers locations from 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 2, to learn about BMI,
learn tips to eat better, be
.more active, and to lose
weight in a healthy way and
join the fight against cancer.
To learn more about weight
management or to find the
nearest Weight Watchers
center, call toll-free 800-
651-6000 or log on to
WeightWatchers.com.
March 4-5
Yard sale to benefit
Comprehensive
Community Services
Mission Action Ladies,
Philadelphia Baptist


Church; yard sale; benefits
Comprehensive Community
Services (CCS), 8 a.m.-2
p.m., Friday-Saturday,
March 4-5, at CCS, 511
Gold Kist Boulevard, Live
Oak. Donations: take to
CCS, Thursday, March 3.
Info: CCS, 386-362-7143.
March 5
Bond-Hurst family
reunion
The Bond-Hurst family
reunion; Saturday, March 5,
fellowship hall, Wellborn
Baptist Church, US 90,
Wellborn.
March 5
Mrs. Vickers' class at
SHS will hold a yard sale
Mrs. Vickers' class, yard
sale, Saturday, March 5, in
front of Suwanne High
School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pro-
ceeds benefit class activi-
ties. Info: Candy Vickers,
386-208-1508.
March 19
Third Annual New York
Day in Lake City
Third Annual New York
Day, 12:30-4 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, Tucker's Fine
Dining, Lake .City.


Info/reservations: Mau-
reen/Vern Lloyd, 386-752-
4885, Ed Pettie. 386-752-
8520.
March 21-23
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring
2005 Assessments - SAT
10
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
SAT 10 - March 21-23. SAT
10 is for Grade K-2. Each
school has more detailed
testing information avail-
able. Daily student atten-
dance is critical during these.
assessment periods.
April 1-2
Third Annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival
The Perry-Taylor County
Chamber. of
Commerce/Tourism Devel-
opment Council, Third An-
nual Florida-State Bluegrass
Festival, Forest Capital
State Park, Perry; Friday-
Saturday April 1-2; Friday
4-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11
p.m.; and Third Annual Ro-
tary Club Chili Cook-off.
Info/vendors: Dawn Taylor,


toll-free 866-584-5366.
April 9-13
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville book sale
opens April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville; Spring Book
Sale; April 9-13; Friends of
the Library Book House,
430 North Main Street,
Gainesville.


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Make healthy eating a pregnancy priority


Once you find out you are
pregnant, there are many
changes that you must make
to your lifestyle. It is impor-
tant to make the care of
your growing baby a priori-
ty -- this small person is re-
lying on you as his lifeline.
This includes stopping the
consumption of harmful
substances, such as alcohol,
cigarettes and drugs (pre-
scription, over-the-counter
or illegal) during the dura-
tion of your pregnancy
term. It also means nourish-
ing your baby with healthy
foods, full of the vitamins
and nutrients he needs to
develop properly.
Healthy eating may seem
like a no-brainer to many
moms-to-be, but sometimes
it isn't as easy as it seems.
When contending with rag-
ing hormones, a waning ap-
petite or crazy cravings,
making sure you are eating
enough of the right foods
may not be high on your list
of priorities. But it should
be.
DIET ROADBLOCKS
Sure, you know you're
supposed eat your vegeta-
bles and adhere to a healthy
diet, but you can barely get
down- dry crackers and wa-
ter, right? Don't worry, even
though your baby is grow-
ing quickly and requires a
variety of nourishment dur-
ing your pregnancy, some-
times its impossible to fol-
low a strict pregnancy diet.
Many factors affect what
and how you eat in the
weeks to come. Rest as-
sured that with the help of
prenatal vitamins and the
fact that often these symp-
toms come and go quickly,
it is possible to take in
enough healthy foods to
feed your growing wonder.
The following are some
healthy diet obstacles you
may face and how to over-


come them:
Morning sickness: Many
women experience morning
sickness during their preg-
nancy. Better termed "all-
day sickness," this feeling
of queasiness or. vomiting
can occur any time of the
day or night, and usually
persists through the first
trimester of your pregnancy.
Morning sickness can defi-
nitely put a stop to your
best-laid plans of a well-
rounded diet. Even if you
are able to eat and enjoy
foods, they just may not
stay down very long!
Food aversions: Maybe
you loved a meal of chicken
parmigiana before you were
pregnant, but now the
thought of the Italian de-
light has you running for the
bathroom. Pregnancy hor-
mones do strange things to a
woman, including affecting
her appetite and her choices
in foods. The foods you
once loved may no longer
seem appealing and vice
versa. If certain healthy
foods repulse you, look for
other tolerable options.
Food cravings: You've
heard of women eating
pickles and ice cream while
pregnant, right? No matter
how strange this food com-
bination may seem, crav-
ings are quite common dur-
ing pregnancy, but may not
always be this extreme. You
may feel a certain affinity to
a food and you need to eat it
over and over. Some experts
believe a woman craves the
foods her body needs most,
like citrus fruits, which are
good sources of vitamins
and antioxidants. Others be-
lieve that cravings lack ex-
planation, except to be once
again attributed to raging
hormones. Many cravings
are similar, including dairy
products, carbohydrates and
fruits. The key to conquer-


ing cravings is to try to sub-
stitute healthier versions.
Indulge in a low-fat frozen
yogurt instead of an ultra-
premium ice cream. Or just,
eat the food you crave in
moderation.
* Anything goes attitude:
Many moms-to-be adopt a
philosophy that they can eat
as much of whatever they
want when pregnant; hey,
they're going to gain weight
anyway. However, this atti-
tude can be dangerous to
you and your fetus. Preg-
nancy does not give you the
"free pass" to overeat. Gain-
ing excessive weight can
tax your heart, increase your
chances of getting diabetes
and put a strain on your fe-
tus as well as make it much
more difficult to give birth
in a natural and healthy
way. Plus, it will be that
much more difficult to shed
.those extra pounds post-de-
livery. Although you're "eat-
ing for two," that extra per-
son is small and only re-
quires about an additional
300 calories per day. Do the
math -- that does not equal
an entire cheesecake!
SO WHAT SHOULD
I EAT?
Following the normal di-
etary guidelines you are ac-
customed to will help you
keep on track. Grain prod-
ucts, vegetables, fruits, pro-
tein foods, and milk and
milk products will give you
the nutrients you and your
baby need.
* Grain products provide
carbohydrates, your body's
main source of energy.
Choose 6 to 11 servings of
whole-grain or fortified
products such as whole-
wheat bread, cereals, brown
rice or pasta.
* Fruits and vegetables
provide important vitamins
and minerals, as well as
fiber to aid digestion.


Choose at least three veg-
etables and two fruits every
day, including a juice or
fruit rich in vitamin C, such
as an orange.
* Protein foods, such as
meat, fish and dried beans,
are crucial for your baby's
growth. Choose 3 to 4 serv-
ings per day. One serving
equals 2 to 3 ounces of lean
meat, poultry or fish, or one
egg. If you are a vegetarian
and don't eat any animal
products, be sure to eat tofu
and other soy products,
dried beans and nuts, as
well as a variety of grains
daily.
* Milk and milk products
help build your baby's
bones and teeth. Choose 3
to 4 servings a day of low-
fat milk, yogurt or cheese,
or calcium-fortified soy
milk and other soy-based
products if you are a vege-
tarian or are lactose intoler-
ant.
* Sparingly eat sweets
and fats as they can accen-
tuate your growing waist-
line even further. Plus, limit
your salt intake, which can
cause water retention, and
swelling in the body.
Also, be sure to check
with your doctor about the.
foods that should be avoid-
ed at all costs. Many will
advise steering clear of
processed meats, like cold
cuts or hot dogs, which can
contain bacteria and preser-
vatives that can make you
ill. Many seafood products
are off limits because they
may contain mercury or
bacteria as well. Some nat-
ural foods and herbs are
also on the no-can-do list.
Your health-care provider
can tell you more.
With a little knowledge,
patience and appetite, you
can feel secure that you are
adequately feeding the new
life growing inside of you.


Safely store potential poisons in your home


According to the American
Association of Poison Con-
trol Centers, a child in the
United States is accidentally
poisoned every 30 seconds,
and about 60 percent of all
poisonings occur in children
under the age of six. Most
poisonings happen as a result
of children's curiosity with
their parents' medications, or
when they come in contact
with common household
products.
, "Poisons" are really just
household products or med-
ications that seem harmless
but turn deadly when used in
the wrong way. Some of these
potentially dangerous prod-
ucts include:
* prescription and over-the-
counter medications


* vitamins
* alcoholic beverages
* shampoos and condition-
ers
* deodorants
* cosmetics, nail polish and
nail polish remover
* mouthwash and tooth-
paste
* baby oi
* household cleaners
* liquid and powder deter-
gents, bleaches and spot re-
movers
* vinegar and ammonia
* liquid drain openers
* car-care products (de-
greasers, car wax, motor oil
and antifreeze
* lighter fluid
* caulking materials
* turpentine and paint thin-
ner


Parents should remain as
cautious as possible to avoid
accidents in areas where poi-
sons are commonly found
such as the kitchen, bath-
room, laundry room and
garage. ,
To help prevent common
household poisonings, Bren-
da Schroeder, a safety man-
agement specialist at the Uni-
versity of Michigan Health
System, offers some advice
on keeping kids safe.
* Lock up poisonous prod-
ucts in a cabinet or store them
up high and out of reach of
children.
* Store products in their
original container or make
sure they are labeled proper-
ly. Original labels on the con-
tainer often give first-aid in-


formation.
* Make sure household
cleaners or medications have
a child-resistant cap.
* Don't leave hazardous
products or medicines out in
the open after they are used -
- return them immediately to
their safe storage spot.
* Read the product labels
on all cleaning products so
you know how to safely use
them.
* Have the telephone num-
ber of the Poison Control
Center posted near phones in
case of an emergency: 800-
222-1222.
For more information on
poisons, visit www.aapcc.org,
the American Association of
Poison Control Cefiters' Web
site.







PAGE 10C, FEBRUARY 23-24, 2005 - NORTH FLORIDA FOCUS



Safety with style in the bath



Creating a stylish bath with universal design is easy - Thanks to a few, simple tips


4
- I


"Aaaaah ..." That's the
sound we typically hear when
most people enter the bath tub.
Unfortunately, however, for
many Americans the utterance
--is-ifore like, "Ugh!" or
"Ouch!" That's because ac-
cording to the American Hous-
ing Survey, only about half of
elderly disabled households
have the home modifications
they need.

But it's not just the aging
that require a safe bath -- bath-
rooms can present numerous
challenges, regardless of age.
From the expecting ,mother
whose center of balance may
be a bit off-kilter ... to the
"weekend warrior" who pulled
a hamstring playing football
-with his old college buddies ...
to the six-year-old who is now
showering on her own and
needs extra support in the bath
... everyone can benefit from
universal design products. In
fact, at one time or another in
our lives, almost all of us will
experience a temporary or per-
manent disability.
What Is Universal Design?
So, what exactly is universal
design? And how do we go
about implementing it into our
homes? According to the ex-
perts, the definition of univer-
sal design is a home that is
.user-friendly, regardless of a


person's age or limitations --
creating an environment that is
safer, more functional and
comfortable.
"The goal of universal de-
sign is to help people retain
their independent lifestyles,"
says Brian Grant, senior prod-
uct manager at Creative Spe-
cialties International, a divi-
sion of Moen Incorporated,
and a leading designer and
manufacturer of the new
Home Care line of bath safety
items. "It's finding products
that meet the perfect balance
of safety and function, but
with an appealing design. The
best universal designs are
those that blend seamlessly
into the home and become an
integral part of the room and
its d6cor."
To achieve a stylish ap-
proach with universal design,
some manufacturers, such as
Creative Specialties Interna-
tional, are working tirelessly to
create products with safety
features that fit into the overall
style of the room. New offer-
ings include items which are
both functional and aestheti-
cally pleasing.
And the best news? You
don't need to build a new
home to incorporate universal
design features and products.
Many new products can be in-
corporated into an existing


home plan -- making it easier
than ever before to begin mak-
ing your home a more com-
fortable place to live.
Where Should I Start?
While universal design ele-
ments can be implemented in
all areas of the home, the room
that should receive first priori-
ty is the bath. Slippery floors,
bursts of scalding water and
cramped quarters in a shower
or tub can be obstacles for any-
one -- and for a person with a
disability, these hazards are
magnified. In fact, for many,
the bathroom itself can be an
obstacle to independent living.
"Installing just a few ADA-
compliant products in the bath
can make the difference be-
tween an individual taking
care of themselves in their own
home or having to rely on oth-
ers," adds Grant.
While a minimal effort can
result in maximum results,
many homeowners are reluc-
tant to install universally de-
signed products for fear of
their "clinical" look with bulky
and obtrusive designs. Howev-
er, that is no longer the case.
Today's ADA-compliant prod-
ucts feature designs with stur-
dy construction and an appeal-
ing design.
Creative Specialties Interna-
tional placed a high priority on
style and function with its new
Home Care line of ADA-com-
pliant products for the bath.
These products combine safe,
solid construction with an at-
tractive, stylish design.
According to Grant, "We
spent hundreds of hours in
people's homes to allow them
to demonstrate their typical
bathing routine -- from step-
ping into the shower, to how
they steady themselves, to
where they grab their soap or
shampoo from, to ,even how
they pick up the' towel, when
exiting. The information we
gained was priceless when we
designed the new line of prod-
ucts."


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So, where should you start
when creating a universally
designed bath? The main con-
cern should be the bathtub or
shower, as this is the location
that causes the most slips and
falls. The following are a few
recommendations to incorpo-
rate universal design in this
area:
Shower
Because the risk of scalding
increases for the disabled or el-
derly, equip your home with a
pressure-balanced shower sys-
tem. Its valve maintains an
even water temperature so
shower users will not feel a hot
or cold surge in water (com-
monly referred to as "shower
shock"). Even when running a
dishwasher or flushing d toilet,
the valve ensures that the wa-
ter remains within two degrees
to keep the shower tempera-
ture consistent, comfortable
and safe.
ADA-Compliant Grab Bars
Grab bars give you some-
thing to grab onto when enter-
ing and exiting the tub. In ad-
dition, they provide added sta-
bility while you are in the
shower. Once institutional in
appearance, they now come in
a variety of stylish designs to
fit any bath d6cor, and some
even match faucet designs to
create a coordinated suite look
for the bath. Consumers can
typically choose from a variety
of sizes, from 12 to 42 inches
in length.
Dual Tub Grip
For those who have difficul-
ty stepping over the side of the
bathtub, there's now an ideal
solution. The new Home Care
Dual Tub Grip from Creative
Specialties International fea-
tures a sturdy, no-wobble de-
sign and two different heights
for grasping -- lending a won-
derful helping hand .to step-
ping in iand 0ut i:f ilie tub.'De-
signed with textured-grab areas
shaped flat for better gripping,
the Dual Tub Grip slides easily
onto the tub wall and secures
into place by a unique system
that clamps into place with a
locking lever (requiring no
turning or twisting motion to
install). This design allows the
Grip to fit on various widths of
tubs and the non-skid pads
protect the tub walls from
scratches.
Adjustable Tub and
Shower Chair
A shower chair is perfect for


any individual who prefers, or
finds it necessary, to sit while
showering. Look for a product
with non-slip rubber feet, as
this feature will not only pro-
vide additional stability, but
also protect the tub from nicks
and scratches. Most shower
chair legs are adjustable and
should fit most bathtubs.
Hand-Held Shower
A hand-held shower, such as
Moen's Revolution, is the per-
fect accessory to a shower
chair because the product al-
lows you to manipulate the
force, flow and direction of the
water without having to reach
the top of the shower. Be sure
the handheld shower you
choose has a large dial formed
from a non-slip material to
make it easy to hold and use in
a wet environment. A note of
caution regarding hand-held
showers: many of today's
hand-held showers, while con-
venient for seniors and others,
come attached to slide bars to
adjust their height. However,.
these are not to be confused
with grab bars, as they do not
provide safe support.
Transfer Bench
Ideal for individuals who
have trouble stepping up and
over the side of a bathtub, a
transfer bench is a perfect op-
tion for those afflicted by
arthritis, a sports injury or re-
cent surgery -- as well as any-
one who cannot easily squat,
bend or lift and needs added
security when entering the tub.
A transfer bench features two
legs that rest inside the bath
and two legs that rest on the
bathroom floor, so a person
can sit down outside the tub
and then move inside the tub
by sliding across the bench.
The product allows for a safe,
fluid motion into the shower.
I Beyond the Bath .,
While the bathtub and;show-
er area should receive top pri-
ority, the rest of the bathroom
should not be ignored when
implementing universal design
elements. Remember that the
goal is to create ease of use in
the bathroom. Following are a
few suggestions for outside the
tub area:
Paper Holder
Changing the toilet paper
roll is an act that most people
take for granted. However, for
individuals afflicted with
arthritis, the required dexterity
needed to handle this task can


make it extremely difficult.
Fortunately, Creative Special-
ties International recently in-
troduced a Pivoting Paper
Holder (available in five dif-
ferent style options) which is
spring-free and features a
unique easy-load format so the
paper roll can be easily
changed out with one hand.
Elevated Toilet Seat
For those who have trouble
bending or sitting, an elevated
toilet seat is an excellent addi-
tion to the bath. Typically, an
elevated toilet seat hooks onto
the bowl so it rests naturally on
the toilet rim and raises the
seat higher than the standard
14-15 inches off the floor.
When purchasing an elevated
toilet seat, look for products
that offer a locking mechanism
for added stability -- as well as
those that can be easily re-
moved for cleaning or when
company is visiting.
Faucets
A universally-designed
bathroom should feature a
faucet with lever handles. This
attribute makes them easy to
activate, especially for those
with a prosthetic device or per-
sons who may suffer from
arthritis. And today's lever
handle faucets are far from
dull looking -- many different
finishes and styles will help
create elegance in the bath
with dramatic designs while
still being universal in design.
Adding a Telephone
A final tip when incorporat-
ing universal design in your
bath is to install a telephone
with a cord that is easily reach-
able from the floor. If an acci-
dent occurs, rescue help is
only a phone call away.
Final Words of Advice
While the thought of incor-
porating universal design into
your entire, home may seem
overwhelmingn, it's simplee, to
start with one room and work
from there. By following these
recommendations, you will
make your first step in achiev-
ing a safe, comfortable envi-
ronment -- all while keeping a
sense of style.
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If walls could talk, what would yours be saying to you?


Learning to choose colors in the bathroom that make a statement


Listen closely ... do you hear
what your walls are saying?
They might not actually talk, but
the colors you choose for your
bathroom do say something
about the space and how it
"feels." Are they lively and stim-
ulating, quietly neutral or calm-
ing and relaxing? The colors you
choose play a large part in the
overall statement your room
conveys.
In addition, color can have a
functional role in the bath, mak-
ing a small room look larger, a
low ceiling look higher, bringing
cohesiveness with an adjoining
room such 'as the master bed-
room or quickly adding a touch
of class to the showpiece pow-
der room. With a minimal in-
vestment and a few quick color
changes, a bath with a case of
the "blahs" can become your fa-
vorite retreat. And, with color
doing so much to affect the feel
of a room, the key is learning to
use color correctly.
"Because there are so many
home magazines and decorating
guidebooks on the market today,
people are more comfortable
with using color," said Jay de Si-
bour, president of the Color
Marketing Group and a sales
and marketing executive at Ma-
terial ConneXion in New York.
"Television and computers have
further empowered consumers
to make color decisions. In addi-
tion, traveling has exposed con-
sumers to other influences and
provided a wider color palette.
Hence we are seeing a broader
and more confident use of col-
or."
Great Bathroom Colors
What colors in particular are
well suited to the bathroom?
There is a wealth of information
dealing with color from the Col-
or Marketing Group, a nonprofit
Virginia-based association that
identifies and forecasts color
trends, and from many Internet
sites dealing v. idh home decorat-
ing.
Because of its calming effect
and ties to water, blue is a top
color to consider for the bath-
room. Blue emphasizes the bath
as the room of relaxation and re-
treat. And blue comes in so
many shades, consumers can
create a whole different look de-
pending on whether they choose
a pastel or a more dramatic hue.
According to the Color Mar-
keting Group, blue is also the
dominant color for 2003, includ-
ing new tones such as "cinder
blue" (a gray or silver-type
blue), "blue aire" (a retro '60s
turquoise blue), "deep arctic"
(dusty navy) and "ocean cruise"
(a tropical pastel blue).
"Colors produce both physi-
cal and emotional responses,"


said de Sibour. "Blue is associat-
ed with the sky and sea, so it
evokes thoughts of the environ-
ment. Psychologically, it has a
calming effect. Because of these
attributes, it will continue to be
the most universally popular
color, though you will start see-
ing many mixtures of blue and
green becoming popular." In ad-
dition, blue is a color to use if
your goal is to make a bath ap-
pear larger.
According to information
compiled on the Better Homes
& Gardens web site at bhg.com,
peach is also a great color for the
bath because it provides good
reflection for the skin -- which is
important in a room where ap-
plying makeup and shaving are
everyday occurrences. Peach
and other warm colors such as
yellows, creams and apricots
also provide comfort. These col-
ors invite a person into the room
with warmth and coziness. The
only caution: the cozy feelings
these colors create can make a
small room look even smaller.
When using warm colors, be
sure to intersperse whites and
neutrals to tone down some of
their intensity.
For a quiet, restful space, the
experts at bhg.com suggest
green as a soothing background
color. Also found in the "cool"
family of colors, today's greens
are available in neutral tones that
are understated and can be used
as a colorful alternative to more
traditional neutrals.
"Neutrals today are no longer
the off-whites and beiges of just
a few years ago. Today con-
sumers are flocking to tinted
neutrals that have casts of rose,
blue or green," explained de Si-
bour. "It is not an elimination of
neutrals, but using toned neu-
trals."
The Color Marketing Group
predicts that natural colors such
as yellows, greens and browns
will dominate home decor in up-
coming months. "We see a trend
toward nature with less bright,
more sophisticated colors com-
ing into play as well as an over-
all softening of the palette," not-
ed de Sibour. "Also, people are
looking for ways to make color
more interesting by incorporat-
ing pearlescences, metallics, and
translucences that add a sense of
space and dimension."
The group also forecasts the
return of violet and mauve, the
latter taking on a dusty rose ap-
pearance. Other colors that we
will be seeing in the home in
coming months include berry
tones like raspberry, pink-reds
and "currant" (a brown violet).
Accent colors include peach, or-
ange and lemon-golds.
How to Add Color


v


Once you've decided on the
colors that you want to add to
your bath, consumers must
know how to add these most ef-
fectively.
What mood do you want to
set? All neutrals in a room pro-
vide for a calm, quiet environ-
ment, while related colors make
for a relaxing effect. On the op-
posite end of the spectrum,
strong contrasting colors create
a lively, stimulating mood.
When decorating, use a mini-
mum of three and a maximum
of six colors. According to the
.web site, homefurnish.com, it is
best to choose .a light color, a
medium color and an accent.
The accent color should be the
darkest or brightest of the colors
chosen and should be used in at
least three places within the
room. Two to three colors when
blended in a room properly can
really bring out a dramatic look,
but adding too many colors can
be overwhelming and change
the otherwise positive: use of
color.
But where do you place these
colors in the room? Here are
some suggestions:
Floors
To "ground" the room, you
will want to choose a flooring
color that is a bit darker than
walls and ceiling.
Cabinets and Vanity
Just like cool colors can make
a small room appear larger,
white cabinets can have this
same effect. Dark cabinets
should only be used in bath-
rooms that have plenty of light.
Coimntertops
Avoid using dark colored
countertops in the bath since
they tend to show marks. Lighter
countertops including neutral
colors usually work best.
Faucets
Once only available in chrome
and polished brass, today's
faucets are offering homeowners
a dramanc break from the ordi-
nary and a definite way to add a
colorful statement in the bath.
Moen's new Asceri Accents line
is composed of 10 designs in-
fused with color, including blues,
greens, purples, a black and
white combination as well as
neutrals. In addition to color,
these faucets offer interesting de-
signs such as an animal print (Sa-
fari), florals (Hawaii and Water-
color), the popular look of blue
glass (Chinois), a colorful mosa-
ic (Terrazzo), plus many others.
"These Accents were inspired
by a variety of style trends, nat-
ural materials and international
influences," said Linda Mayer,
Moen senior vice president mar-
keting and product development.
"These unique and very different
patterns allow consumers to tru-


Other Places to
Add Color
Use the secondary (or medi-
um) color chosen for your
palette for areas such as sink
skirts, window treatments, and
shower curtains. Then, choose
the darkest and most dramatic
color for towels, rugs and small
accessories to spice up the
room. "A good rule of thumb is
to decorate large surfaces with
softer, neutral colors and use
brighter, stronger colors for ac-
cents. You can also more easily
:change the look of the room by
just changing the accent colors,


plus neutrals are usually easier
to live with," said de Sibour.
Final Tips
Make sure as you shop for
different elements of the room
you bring fabric samples and
color swatches home. A color
under the fluorescent lighting in
a store may look very different
in your home's incandescents.
Although it requires some
work, one tip that may help you
in the design process is to create
a swatch board of all the fabrics
for the room and coordinate it
with your paint colors. This will
help you to see all,the colors in
the room at a glance and be able


ly express
themselves. We
consider them
jewelry for the
bath and anoth-
er area to apply
color."
Walls
Paint is the
perfect place to
start experi-
menting with
color. It's easy
to apply, inex-
pensive and can
easily be re-
painted if the
color is not
what you envi-
sioned. Bath-
room remodel-
ers shouldn't let
the fear factor
stop them from
using a color
they. really like.
Start by paint-
ing a small strip
of a wall and a
piece, of trim.
Live with those
colors in your
bath for a few
days to see if
you really like
them in the dif-
ferent lights be-
fore painting
the entire room.


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to decide whether or not they
work together.
By following these tips and
color suggestions, you should
be able to use color to make a
style statement in your bath. So
if yoir walls can talk ... they
will convey the message that
you want!
For more information about
remodeling projects or Moen
products, contact Moen Incor-
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ve, North Olmsted, Ohio
44- 1-S1-022, call toll free (800)
BUYIMOEN i 01( 2S9-6636 or
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Beautiful 5 acre home site. Plenty of trees, Looking for a home site, here it is. This lot
Great location close to Suwannee River will make a nice home site for your site
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ZPETS-
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Classifieds


Work!


Suwannee Valley
Humane Society
The .Suwannee .Valley Humane
Society (a no kill shelter) and a
limited space shelter depends on
adoptions for availability of space.
Adoption fee of $45 includes
spay/neuter, deworming,
heartworm/feline (leukemia) testing
and rabies shot. Please visit the
shelter, the animals would love to
meet you. The shelter is located two
miles south of Lee in Madison
County, just of CR 255 on Bisbee
Loop. (Exit 262 off 1-10 or from US
90 turn onto CR 255, go south to
Bisbee Loop.) Call for directions. You
must check with them prior to
bringing a drop-off animal to the
shelter.
Visit the Suwannee Valley Humane
Society web-site and see the
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(1) 20 (+/-) ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property is located a short distance from
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available (Owner/Broker)
(2) 84.50 (+/-) - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
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(3 65 ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
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(4) 155 (+/-) ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - gently rolling land located next to Peacock
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(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
(Owner/Broker)
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$2,725 per acre
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Ideal for deer and turkey hunting. Property is a short drive from 1-10. $1,995 per acre
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found one, the humane society will
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Leave a message if we are closed,
we will return your call. They will do
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animal control if you have lost a pet.
LOST OR FOUND ANIMALS:
LOST: Two dogs: No. 1, Lab, black,
female, wearing two collars - red and
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call 904-226-0442.
LOST: Two dogs: Staffshire mix, No.
1, white, brown spot on tail and ear;
No. 2, black, brown spot around
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386-688-2867.
These are just a few of the kittens
and cats, puppies and dogs
available.
Featured animals for adoption:
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First month's
rent plus deposit
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Water, sewer &
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No pets.
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Mobile Homes

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Financed

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Hand Tools, Marqet Battery Charger, Dry Wall Screw Gun, B-60 Alum Pots, Makita
Chop Saw, Bench Grinders, Craftsman Hedge Trimmers, Asst. Log Chains, Drill Bits, 1'. " 1
Socket Sets, (2) Makita Drills, Binders, (3) Machinists Tool Boxes Full of Tools, Brass "
& Stainless Welding Rod, Air Hose, Port Air Tank, Sander, Floor Jack, 1 ? HP Router, 'i - - '
Hand Saws, 10" Table Saw, and more...


Autos: 1992 Dodge Ram 250, 1996 Dodge Conv. Van, VW (for parts),

Consigned by Neighbor: 1999 Ford Ranger 5 Speed, 1999 Kia Sportage Automatic

Household. Furniture & Misc.: Deep Freeze 13 cu ft., New Dutch Ovens, (3) Cast
Iron Wood Stoves, Sleeper Sofa, (2) Recliners, Entertainment Center, 27" Phillips
Color TV, Stereo, Table w/4 Chairs, Table w/6 Chairs, Glass Top Tables, Card Table,
Up right Freezer, (2) Queen Size Bedroom Sets, Display Cabinets, Desk Lamps,
Microwave, Kitchen Utensils, Cannon Camera w/Zoom Lens, Sears Sewing Machine,
Curio Cabinet, Wheel Chair, Electrolux Sweeper, Admiral Washer & Dryer, Gun
Cabinet, and more....


Tractors & Equipment: (2) 1953 Ford Jubilee, 1972 Farmall Cub w/belly mower (woods), 3Pt Disc Bush Hog, (2)
16' Utility Trailers, 3 Pt. Slip Scoop, 3 Pt. Cultivator, Cultivator for 140 International, (3) Rotovator, Gravely Riding
Mowers, Sprayer, Hog Feeder, Hog Panels, Tow Bar, Baler Belts, Chicken Waterers,

Misc: 19 Mobile Home Axles, Wheel Barrows,, Steel Scrap Pile, Bridge Trusses, 1 Lot of Posts, Triple Stainless Steel
Sink, (2) Portable Buildings, Hog Panels, Pile of Lumber (T&G), Portable Fan, Concrete Planters, Asst. Angle/Pipe/&
Steel, Pile of Cement Blocks, Honda Motors, 1 Man/Woman Tent, Asst. Fishing Poles,, P-Nut Cooker, Echo Chain
Saw, Poulan Chain Saw, Green Bean Cutter, Aluminum Scaffolding, Boat Motors, Rolls of Insulation, 600' Gill Net,
30 Gallon Aluminum Air Tank,


Lawn Equipment: Gas Edger, Echo Weed Eater, 5
. HP Rototiller, 1/2 HP Rototiller, Gas Reel Mower

� Terms: 10% Buyer's Premium, cash, checks w/ ID,
- -- ,'',- Visa, MC, everything sold as-is, everything must be
. paid for prior to removal.
. All announcements made by Auctioneer from Auction
Block take precedence over all advertisements!



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12532 17e Street, McAlpin, Florida 32062
1-888-999-7653
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#2663 - GIDEON - Bird Dog mix, one
year old, black and white, male,
housebroken.
#2664 - MABEL - Eight month old tri-
color, female. Full of energy and the
joy of living. Has wonderfully colored
coat eyes that only see a wonderful
world.
#2670 - BEAR - Retriever mix, beige
in color. Need kids. Will make a good
family dog.
#2689 - REX - Shepherd mix, six
months old.
Many more beautiful puppies and
large dogs to choose from.
CATS:
#26 - BINDI - One and a half year
old, female, orange Tabby. Very
loving and friendly, needs a family.
#2613 - DARCY - Seven months old,
female, grey in color. Loves to play.
Looking for some children to play
with.
#2635 - DORA - One and a half year
old, grey, female, bob-tail. Great cat
needs a home.
#2665 - TANK - Two and a half year
old, Tabby, white, male. A real
gentleman, longing for a home and a
loving owner.
#2666 - DOROTHY - Five month
old, orange and white, female,
Nothing of the prima donna here.
Friendly and lovable with an
engaging personality.
#2680 - KIPP - Five month old, male,
Tabby. Friendly and curious with a
regal bearing. Hopes you'll come and
meet him soon.

Many more kittens and cats


Please help care for the animals.
Visit our newly expanded thrift store.
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday and open by
appointment only on Monday. ALL
PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE
HUMANE SOCIETY.
The Suwannee Valley Humane
Society also recycles aluminum
cans. Take them to the shelter.
Recycle, recycle, recycle!
Please recycle newspapers for the
Suwannee Valley Humane Society.
The recycle dumpster is located at
305 Pinewood Dr. in Live Oak, next
to Johnson's Appliance Center. ALL
PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE
HUMANE SOCIETY.

Pets for Free

FREE TO THE RIGHT HOME! 3 year
old male Jack Russell terrier. "Broken
Coat". House trained & neutered.
Call for more info (eves/wkends) 386-
938-2556. Lv. msg. if no answer.

First Day
Handsome, playful & loves to cuddle.
Green eyes & Russian blue-gray
hair. All around fabulous CAT.
Looking for stable & loving home.
Neutered & trained for indoor living.
386-935-0064.




AGRICULTURE


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 1-10 with a 3/4
bedroom CH/AC home
containing approximately
1,750 sq. ft. under roof
together with a C.B.S.
Commercial Buil'ding
containing approximately
12,500 with 11,500 sq. ft. of
packing. $250,000.
(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) (5) Off CR 51 S.W.: 20
acres wooded with large oaks,
and a 3BR/2BA, CH/CA
DWMH in excellent
condition, contact office.
2000 sq. ft. under roof,
detached storage $149,500.
(5) 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
$215,000.
(6) Harrell Heights: Check
out the new home under
construction, three bedroom,
two bath, central heat and air
condition, city sewer & water.
100% financing to qualified
buyers will work for S.H.I.P.
(7) Hunting Tract: 13 acres
+, wooded, Steinhatchee


Springs area, river access, and
Hwy. 51 access, recent
survey. $26,000.
(8) 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
@ $69,900.
(9) Camping Lot: One acre
riverview lot in the Blue
Springs area, river access.
$5,995.
(10) Harrell Heights: New
three bedroom, two bath
central heat and air
conditional home containing
1104 sq. ft. of living area.
Parking pad. $82,500. 100%
financing to qualified buyer.
(11) Perry Fla: Nice two
bedroom, CH/CA, brick
home with garage, good area.
$51,900.
(12) Perry Fla: 3 bedroom,
central heat and air,
218x170' lot, nice trees,
numerous updates, new
carpet, paint, stove & refrig.
100% financing. $61,900.
(13) US 90 West & 1-10: 32
Acres, zoned C.H.I., corner
tract, will divide.
(14) Hamilton County:
Two 2 acre wooded lots on
paved road. $12,000 per
tract.
(15) 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.
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1105 W. Howard Street, Live Oak, Florida 32064
Office: (386) 362-3300 Toll Free: 1-888-821-0894


MERCHANDISE

Furniture
First Day
FOR SALE- Supet-Twin Size bed,
complete. Very good, like new, with 2
sets of sheets. $60.00. Call (386)
362-7438..

Miscellaneous
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
229-630-7013

Garage/Yard Sales
First Day
MOVING SALE- 22' side-by-side
refrig. $150., oak dinette w/4 chairs
$100., washer $50., 10-gun gun
cabinet $150., beds, kings & queens,
electric range $150., microwave $40.
Call 386-658-3961


REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

Apartments
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Housing Act which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, disability, familial
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intention, to make any such
preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of 18
living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free 1-
800-669-9777. The toll-free number
for the hearing impaired is 1-800-
927-9275


Houses for Rent


FOR RENT Near Mayo. Lg. 2/2 home
with enclosed Florida porch. Fridge,
D/W, Stove. Newly remodeled. No
pets. $650./mo. Deposit req'd.
Attached efficiency also available.
Call 386-294-1236 Mon.-Sat., noon-
7p.m. only.

Two bedroom/two bath home (extra
room could be 3rd bedroom.) Brand
new kitchen, large family room on 5
acres w/stocked pond. Includes
satellite dish w/HBO & Cinemax.
$550.00 per mo. & 1st, last & sec.
dep. Call 386-776-2227.





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Touch of Class
Not just any mobile home.
This one has a lot to offer...
1,550 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, metal
roof, vinyl siding, new central
heat and air unit, new 40 gal.
hot water heater and Kinetico
water purifying system.
Kitchen & breakfast area has
been remodeled with a Tuscan
theme, family room has a
working fireplace with a gas
log. All rooms have been
freshly painted, and are ready
for you. Home also has a
covered back porch and a new
front deck with rails. All this
on 2.5 acres with two deep
wells, metal storage building,
Planted Pines, Pecan, and
Oak Trees. Only 6 miles from
Live Oak. 4-F


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Mobile Homes for rent
First Day
DWMH, 1456 sq. ft. @ 7863 137th
Place. (West of Airport). $500.00/mo,
1st, last & $300. damage deposit. No
pets, no smoking on premises. Call
John @ 386-776-1741.

First Day
Two Bedroom/Two Bath, CH&A,
$400.00/mo. plus deposit, lease. No
pets. Call 386-842-2346.

First Day
Mobile Home for rent. 3 bedroom. In
Live Oak, FL. $200.00/mo with sec.
dep. of $200.00. Call 386-330-2718
or 386-208-1078.

Vacation Rentals







North Carolina. Ea-, ::- great
view, 10 min to Maggie Valley, 30 min
to Cherokee, 2' nin to Parkway,
Mountain Stream with picnic area,
Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
$500/wk, $1600/mo. (386) 330-4207
Lucy
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CABIN
Two BD/One Bath. Trout stream, near
Cherokee, NC & DollyWood,
Gatlinburg & Maggie Valley. $325.00
per week. Call 386-752-0013.

Commercial
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
FOR RENT SOON.
At 90 on CR 137, by B&B Food,
Wellborn. Can be Barber & Beauty
Shop, Office, Sales, Florist & Plant
Nursery, Crafts, Gifts, Radio TV
Rental Repair, Insurance Thrift Shop.
Call 386-364-1319.










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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE


Homes for Sale
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.

0 First Day
ENJOY the great view of the
Suwannee River from your beautiful
3/2 dream home located on 5 acres.
$375,000.00 (Land Brokerage
Realtor) Call 386-935-0824 or 800-
426-8369.

First Day
FOR SALE-3BD/2BA on fenced 1/2
acre. Single attached garage., Lg.
shed w/ covered porch. Landscaped
yard, close to town. Must see!
$52,900. 386-208-3778 or 386-362-
4646.
First Day
Large 3BD/2BD, new inside & out.
New appliances, carpet, vinyl. Grdn
tub w/cer. tile, stone fp w/slate
hearth.Fenced yard, shed.
Absolutely beautiful! Located just
outside town. $72,900. 386-362-4646
or 208-3778.

Mobile Homes

First Day
BIG SALE 32X80 Fleetwood 4+2
with living room and den. Set up and
delivery for only $49,995. Call Mike
1-352-378-6024.
Custom built DWMH-2002 Fleetwood
28'X76'. 5 BD/4BA in mint condition.
All appliances, CH&A. Take over
payments of $405.00 per month &
move. Located in Jasper, FL. Call
352-628-7303.
DoubleWide, 2005, 2300 square
feet, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, setup on lot,
2 miles from Walmart $645.00
month. Call Ken 386-365-5370
One of a kind Manufactured Log
home 4 bedroom. Perfect for a
country setting. Call Jim 386-303-
1557.
DWMH 24'X48' on 4.08 Acres.
3BD/2BA. in Live Oak, FL. Fireplace,
new metal roof. All new appliances ,
carpet redone.Asking $65,000.00.
Call 386-362-6647.


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If you fit our mold, tome by and lill outL ..n application
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FLORIDA (386)208 Live Oak * 294 Mayo *303
White Spings 362,364 Live Oak 397 While
Springs 454 High Spings *497 Fort White *658
Deowling Park 752, 755, 758 Lake City 776
Luravlle 792 Jasper 842 Florida Sheriffs Boys
Ranch (Uve Oak) - 935 Branlord *938 Jennings
*961 Lake City *963 Welborn * 965 Lake City
GEORGIA (229) 219Valdosta 224, 225, 226,
227, 228 Thomrasvile . 241,242,244,245,247,
249, 251,253, 257,259 Valdosta * 263 Quitman
268 Vienna * 268 lily 271,273 Cordete 282,
283, 285, 287 Waycross 293 Valdosta * 324 Berlin
*333 Valdosta *345 Nicholls * 346 Coolidge *359
Ambrose 362 Milan 363 Lumber City 365
Rochelle 367 Baxley 375 Hazelthurst 377,378
Cairo 381 Douglas, 382 Titon *383, 384
Douglas * 385 Rhine * 386,387Tilton * 389, 393
Douglas 422 Pearson 423, 424 Fitzgerald ' 433
Byromville 449 Blackshear 455 Ray City 467
Abbevile * 468 Ocilla 472 Montezuma * 472
Oglethorpe *482 Lakeland * 487 Homerville * 498
Boston * 528 Omega *532 Alapaha 533 Enigma.
534 Willacoochee * 535 Warwick * 546 Lenox
*549 Sparks 559 Lake Park * 567 Ashbum *574
Ocklochnee 594 Uvalda *624 Pineview' 627
Unadilla 632 Alma 637 Fargo 643 Rebecca
*648 Pits *649 Buena Vista 683 Meigs *686
Nashville * 735 Barwick* 762 Whigham -769
Norman Park * 775 Moven *776 Sylvester *782
Doermun 794 Hahira * 824 Plains * 831 Irinville
* 833 Jacksonville * 846 Smithville * 853 Cobb *
859 Pavo *863 Blackshear *868 McRae* 873
Moultrie * 874 Leslie * 887 Richland * 890, 891
Moultrie *896 Adel 899 Moultrie *924,928
Americus * 929 Pineta 938 Jennings *941
Funston '973 Madison *985 Moultrie


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First Day
Fleetwood, 28X52, 3+2, loaded, very
nice. Includes setup, a/c, skirting,
and two mini decks for only $36,995.
Call Mike 1-352-373-5428.


First Day
HUGE 2005 model, 28X64, left over
from old pricing. Living room, den,
glamour bath, and huge utility room.
Includes a/c, skirting, and 2 mini
decks, for only $43,995. Call Mike 1-
352-376-1008.
IF YOU OWN LAND OR HAVE A
LARGE DOWN PAYMENT I MAY
OWNER FINANCE A
MANUFACTURED HOME FOR
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549.
LAND AND HOME PACKAGES
CLOSE TO LAKE CITY.. ITS WHAT
WE DO BEST! PAVED ST, CITY
WATER AND SEWER, YOU PICK
THE HOME, WE DO THE REST
AND FREEDOM HOMES MAY
OWNER FINANCE! 386-752-5355

First Day
Must sell 28' wide 4+2 Fleetwood
that was ordered. We will heavily
discount to $32,995. Mike 1-352-376-'
1008.' '
NO MONEY DOWN! New 2005
doublewide. On your land. $334. per
month. Call Lee 386-365-8988.

First Day
Problems with land permits! So, I will
let this 2005 4+2 go for 30% less
than the price was! Call Mr. Van
Etten @ 1-386-688-7577..
Remodeled manufactured home on
land. Call Ron 386-397-4960.
TRIPLEWIDE ON 1.8 ACRES LAND
MUST SELL! 386-397-4930.

First Day
Used Fleetwood, 14X80, in good
shape, for $8,995.00. Call Mike @
352-373-5428.
We love CASH! We will give you the
very best price for a new or used
manufactured home! 386-752-5355
First Day
WOODED 1.38 acres with 2/2 mobile
home, has accessible rights to Santa
Fe & Itchetucknee River, comes fully
furnished. $154,500. (Land
Brokerage Realtor) Call 386-935-
0824 or 800-426-8369.

Commercial
FOR LEASE Commercial Property
2 Buildings on big lot. US 90 East,
Lake City, FL. $1,000.00 per month.
Call 386-752-0013.
Lots
FIVE, TEN AND TWENTY ACRE
LOTS with well & septic. Owner
financing. Call 386-752-4339.
www.deasbullardbkl.com

Acreage
F.S.B.O. 158 +/- acres. 500 ft. on
fabulous Suwannee River, N. FL. 700
ft. on paved Co. Rd. Easy access to
US 27 & 1-10. Mixed hardwoods,
quiet, serene, beautiful. Never before
listed. Won't last long at $925,000.
Call 925-513-7893 or 850-212-7843.
cdl1956@sbcglobal.net
First Day
FOR SALE BY OWNER
WITH FINANCING

1) One 4 ac lot on 35th just off 137,
$30,000.
2) Two 4 ac. lots near O'Brien, FL.
1 Lot for $22,000., 1 Lot for $24,000.
I Call:
(386) 935-2301









Help Wanted
Driver
CDL Licensed driver wanted. Must
have a clean MVR & able to pass
drug & alcohol test. For more info.
call 386-362-4122.


Adjunct Instructors
NORTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
wanted. North Florida Community
College, Madison, FL. English and
Mathematics adjuncts require
master's degree with 18 graduate
hours in the appropriate subject
field. Developmental English and
mathematics requires bachelor's
degree in math or English.
Hours/days are flexible (no night
courses); Courses conducted at
correctional institutions in
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Madison, and Taylor counties.
Background check and attendance
of short orientation program by
Dept. of Corrections will be
required.
Send resume & application, copies
of transcripts, with cover letter to:
HR Dept., NFCC
1000 Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, Florida 32340..

Applications are available at:
www.nfcc.edu
Questions? call 850-973-1614
EOE

Front Desk Person
Dental terminology a must.
Live Oak/Lake City. $9.25 an hour.
Fax resume to: (386) 961-9086.

Accounting Instructor
NORTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ACCOUNTING INSTRUCTOR
needed at North Florida
Community College, Madison, FL.
Master's degree in accounting with
18 graduate hours in additional
discipline preferred. Experience in
use of technology in classroom
highly desirable. Duties: Teach 15
creditphours each semester in
accounting and other qualified
area. Candidates chosen for
interview will give sample
presentation utilizing instructional
technology. Duties commence
8/1/2005.
Position also requires having
established office hours,
participating in department and
College activities. Teaching may be
night and/or dual enrollment
courses on NFCC campus and/or
at satellite locations.
Applications to:
Director HR,
North Florida Community College,
1000 Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, Florida 32340.

Only complete application packets
considered: letter of interest;
resume and application; copy of
transcripts (unofficial okay).
Application available at:
www.nfcc.edu
Questions call 850-973-9487
Application packet must be
received by 03/04/2005. EOE

BE PART OF THE RACING
INDUSTRY. Our team is looking for
CNC operators, a bookkeeper and
sales professionals. Experience is
preferred. Apply at BRC Performance
615 Industrial Ave., Live Oak, FI
32064


First Day
CATV TECHNICIAN NEEDED with
experience. Must be knowledgeable
in all aspects of cable tv. Fax all
resumes to 931-707-9007 or email to
vccatv@charterbn.com

BARTENDERS
$150.00 plus possible per shift.
Ft/Pt positions.
Training available. Call:
(888) 544-5032


WANTEDIII
ASSISTANT
EXPERIENCED WITH
TILE AND MARBLE
MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT
UP TO 70 LBS.
NON-SMOKER
PLEASE CALL FOR APPT.
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
386-755-1991
DRUGSCREEN & BACKGRD REQ.


CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANTS
For 180-Bed Skilled
Nursing Facility
All Shifts FT & PT
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 Helvenston Street, SE
Live Oak, FL 32064
PH# 386/362-7860
EOE/D/V/M/F


First Day
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required Drug Free Work Place.
Call (386) 294-3411.


CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.
� Career opportunity in
a sales/service environment
available for qualified individual
with a strong work'ethic and
S'- -" .decId ,a lOl I'. It*G I..b - ,, -* , ...
Min.'? ye.r-. Cuirromer Service-
exp. in a fast paced
working environment.
Must enjoy working
with people.
Computer/Data Entry
skills required as well as
Windows proficiency
Minimum 50 wpm.
No phone calls, please.
Resumes Att: Joy
ws4140 @ earthlink.net


DAIRY QUEEN
OF LIVE OAK
Pleasant Work Atmosphere
Competitive Pay
Flexible Hours
Day Shifts Available
APPLY IN PERSON
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Driver
FUEL TANK DRIVER NEEDED
Sunday-Thursday PM shift (6p to
6a). Off Friday & Saturday.
Must have Class A CDL, Tanker,
Hazmat, Clean MVR, 2 years tanker
experience. Truck based in Columbia
& Suwannee Counties. Full Health
Insurance, 401K, Uniforms, Paid
Vacation, Late Model Equipment.
Apply in person Mon-Fri between
3pm & 6pm @:
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
. 1607 US 90 East
Madison, Florida 32340
CONTACT person: Ronnie Blanton
ACCOUNTING MANAGER
LAKE CITY AREA
MUST HAVE B.A. DEGREE
3 YEARS WORKING EXP. AS
ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR OR
STAFF ACCOUNTING REQUIRED
GREAT GROUNDFLOOR
OPPORTUNITY. RESUMES TO:
WS4140@EARTHLINK.NET

First Day



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CABLE.

Time Warner Cable has four (4)
positions open at this time.
Please visit our website at:
www.timewarner.com/careers
to apply. No paper applications or
phone calls can be accepted.

EOE/AA Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V

Driver
WALT'S LIVE OAK
FORD-MERCURY

Looking for Experienced
Tow Truck Driver
Must have CDL

-Benefits
* Health Insurance
* Great Work Environment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER

Please call Rick at 386-362-1112


First Day
Driver/Laborer
Waste Management, Inc.
Lake City/Gainesville
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/Laborer
for Lake City and Gainesville. This
position requires a minimum Clags
B CDL with air brake endorsement.
Waste Management offers a full
benefits package including health
insurance and 401-K plan. If you feel
you meet the requirements, please
apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627)
or online at
WWW.WMCAREERS.COM
EOE/ADA/DFWP

First Day
DRIVERS
Are you getting a pay raise in 2005?
Roehl drivers are! Van Drivers - up
to 390 plus bonus. Flatbed drivers -
up to 410 plus bonus, plus tarp. Up
to $2,000. sign-on bonus. Students
Welcome. Class A required. EOE
Call Roehl, "THE TAKE HOME
MORE, BE HOME MORE
CARRIER,"
$$$ 800-626-4915 $$$
www.GoRoehl.com

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

First Day









FLORIDA SHERIFFS
BOYS RANCH"
YOUTH CARE ASSISTANT

Responsibilities. involve working as
part of a team in the direct care
and development of troubled youth
between the ages of 8-18, which
includes teaching social,
recreation, academic, and
independent living skills. Specific
.skill-based training provided. High
School diploma required, AA
degree preferred. For more
information contact Linda Mather at
386/842-5555 by close of business
on February 28th. Fax resume to
386/842-1029
EOE/DFWP

First Day
Clerical & Management
HOMETOWN JEWELRY & LOAN
is seeking 2 part-time sales clerks &
1 full-time manager. Retail sales
experience & some computer skills
are required. Must be dependable &
able to work on Saturdays. Contact
Allan @ 386-362-7296.

B.O.K. ENTERPRISES, LLC
Rapidly expanding trucking
company seeking qualified,
dependable CDL drivers with a
minimum of two years experience..
Drivers home every weekend.
Contact Buddy or Tricia (386) 776-
1846

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


JOIN OUR TEAM!
Actively seeking qualified
Managers
for area locations. Resumes may
be faxed to (386) 755-2296 or
applications may be obtained at
any location.

LABORERS NEEDED
MANY POSITIONS
AVAILABLE
FOR MORE INFO CALL:
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
(386) 755-1991 APPT. ONLY
BACKGRD/DRUGSCREEN
REQ.
LPN/RN
Seeking individual for team
environment with above average
leadership, including, teaching skills
Medicare S.N.F. documentation
knowledge, and history of good time
management skills a plus. One
fulltime 6am-2pm position and one
future opening for 2pm-10pm.
Smaller size skilled nursing facility
with very good history of surveys and
customer satisfaction. Contact Lyn
Shine, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL
386-294-3300.

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

Snap-Rite Mfg., a leading air duct
manufacturer located in Lake Park,
Georgia, is seeking a high energy
person to help manage the daily
.production of a fast-paced multi-
operation facility. Duties include
efficiency maximization, quality
monitoring, guidance of supervisors
& lead people, employee
development, maintaining a clean &
safe plant environment, and following
& implementing management
objectives. Successful candidates
should have a 4 yr degree,
manufacturing exp is a plus. $40-
$50+ benefits. Send resume to P.O.
Box 1326 Coats, NC 27521


CLERICAL
LAKE CITY &
SURROUNDING AREAS
MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
CALL FOR APPT
386-755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
DRUGSCREENS/BACKGRD REQ


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First Day
MAINTENANCE
Smithfield Packing plant in
Madison, FL is looking for
refrigeration mechanics and
maintenance mechanics.

Engineer/Refrigeration Mechanics
Experience with ammonia and steam
generating Systems preferred.

Maintenance Mechanics
Individuals must be able to read and
understand machinery prints,
electrical schematics, blueprints &
voltage meters. Experience in
industrial maintenance is preferred.

Fax resume to 850-973-1877 or mail
resume to 294 SW Harvey Greene
DR, Madison, FL 32340. Applications
also accepted at the plant.
AA/EOE/M/F/DNV
Medical Assistant or LPN needed
Full time for IM Clinic in
Live Oak, Florida. Please fax
resumes to 386-362-6403.


First Day
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR for
growing production facility in
Madison, FL. Industrial maintenance
experience in food industry
preferred. Send resume to Smithfield
Madison, 294 SW Harvey Greene
Dr, Madison, FL 32340 or email to
Aprilbrack@smithfield.com


First Day
Mason, experienced, wanted to work
in the Gainesville area. Call 352-376-
5314. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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


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Fill Dirt * Limerock * Land Clearing
Ponds * Driveways * Culverts
Tree & Stump Removal

Phone (386) 963-5679 Cell (386) 590-1279
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For Sale


CHURCH FURNITURE. Does yourchurch need pews, pulpit
set, baptistery, steeple, windows, carpet? Big Sale on new
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Help Wanted

Driver- COVENANTTRANSPORT. Excellent Pay & Benefits
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Hunting


ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOTING and Big Game Hunting: The
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Legal Services

DIVORCE$175-$275*COVERS children, etc. Only one signa-
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ACCIDENT VICTIM,INJURED,HURT,DISABLED? Weare
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Miscellaneous


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Real Estate

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NEWLOG HOMESHELL-$99,900. Beautiful log homeshell
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RVs/Campers


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mW SALES POSITION
MUST HAVE STRONG SALES
, EXPERIENCE
PLEASE CALL FOR APPT.
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
386-755-1991
S DRUGSCREEN & BACKGRD REQ.


First Day
Security officers needed.
YARBOROUGH CORPORATION
Must have State security license.
Call Jim Tucker 386-364-7780 or Joe
Peavy 850-929-4747.
Service Representative, full-time,
for growing insurance agency. Florida
life and health license required, or
willingness to become licensed.
Salary based on experience with
benefits available. Send resume to:
Box 91007
P.O. 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
STOCKING/INVENTORY
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
CALL FOR APPT.
(386) 755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
DRUGSCREEN/BACKGROUND
REQ.

TEN OWNERS/OPERATORS Med
Cert. CDL/A. Good MVR, 2 years
experience. Tampa to Charlotte area.
Good Pay Rate plus Fuel surcharge.
800-585-4400 or 912-379-9134
First Day
WANT A NEW CAREER?
Will train for security officer license.
Call Jim Tucker @ 386-364-7780
or Joe Peavey @ 850-929-4747.
WANTED! WANTED!
WANTED!
HARDWORKERS ONLY
NEED APPLY ALL SHIFTS
MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT
50LBS-70LBS
(386) 755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
BACKGRD/DRUG SCREEN REQ.

First Day
WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR
/PURCHASING AGENT
needed for Smithfield Packing plant
in Madison, FL. Must be able to
maintain supply inventory and
supervise daily operations of -Dry
Goods Storage. Candidate must be
experienced in warehouse
operations and inventory control.
Mail resumes to 294 SW Harvey
Greene Dr., Madison, FL. 32340 or
email Aprilbrack@Smithfield.com
AA/EOE/M/F/DN

First Day

FT DIETARY TECHNICIAN
For 180-Bed Facility
Must have minimum of 2 year
degree in Nutrition Therapy or a
related field and at least 1 year
experience. I
Contact Bette Forshaw NHA
@ 386/362-7860 or apply at
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/DN/M/F j

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT







Bulldozers, Backhoes, Loaders,
Dump Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: March 7th
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
800-383-7364 |
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First Day
OT & LPTA Positions
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS for
Current Opportunities

PT PTA to assist with physical
therapy/physical rehabilitation and
related activities. Valid Florida PTA
license required. Prior experience
preferred.

PT OT to assist for long-term care
facility. Valid Florida OT license
required. Prior experience
preferred.

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.


street bikes. Call 386-362-4491.
ATVs coming soon.


MOWING * BUSH HOGGING
* AND MUCH MORE* * .

FREE ESTIMATES A '!
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First Day









NURSE

The Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch is
accepting applications for the
Nurse position. Applicant must be
a graduate of an .accredited
nursing program and currently
licensed as a Nurse with the State
of Florida (Level I requires
licensure as a LPN and Level 11
requires licensure as a RN.)
Previous experience in nursing and
in dealing with youth is preferred.
Contact Linda Mather by close of
business 2/28/05 at 386/842-5555
(or fax resume 386/842-1029)
EOE/DFWP


PART-TIME LIBRARY AIDE II
WHITE SPRINGS
PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hamilton County is currently
seeking applicants for the position
of regular part-time Library Aide II
at the White Springs Public Library.
The applicant will work
approximately 8 hours per week
regularly and also be used as a
substitute during other days of the
week when needed. Minimum
qualifications include graduation
from a standard high school, ability
to type and experience with
Internet and computer software.
Library experience is desired.
Salary is $6.55 to $9.14 per hour
depending on qualifications and
experience. Interested applicants
may obtain an application at the
White Springs, Jennings or Jasper
Public Libraries, or at the
Suwannee County Administrative
Services Department, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064,
telephone (386) 362-6869.
Applicants are encouraged to
submit resumes, letters of
reference and other biographical
information with their applications.
All applications must be returned to
the Administrative Services
Department in Live Oak. Position
will remain open until filled. All
applicants subject to drug testing
prior to employment.
EEO/AA/V/D


ouper visor/ iraners
Positions require experience in
janitorial maintenance and the ability
to work a very flexible schedule and
have dependable transportation.
Duties: On site working supervision,
hands on training and public
interaction. High school diploma
required.
AND:
Attendants for local highway
rest areas
Training will be provided. Must be
willing to work a flexible schedule,
have dependable transportation,
home phone and capable of
performing the required duties as
directed by supervision. Duties:
cleaning, sanitation, trash removal
(ability to lift 35 Ibs). Persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADA/EOE/Drug free workplace.
Apply at:
COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY
SERVICES, INC.
506 S. Ohio Ave.
Live Oak, FL 32064

First Day
TEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Suwannee County Public
Works Department is currently
recruiting for the position of
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
TECHNICIAN. This is skilled
technical work inspecting all
phases of roadway construction.
An employee in a position allocated
to this class performs a variety of
assignments related to inspection
and enforcement of plans,
specifications, . and contract
documents. Work is generally
diversified and requires judgments
to apply broader aspects of
established practices and
procedures. Problems and
situations encountered may not
always fall clearly or concisely
within the limitations of standard
practices or procedures. Must be
able to communicate effectively
with contractors, departments, and
general public. Qualifications
include graduation from a standard
high school. Must have a minimum
of ten years experience in roadwAy
inspection of FDOT projects, and a
minimum of five years as an
asphalt paving inspector. Must
possess a valid Florida Drivers
License. Salary range is $20.80 -
$30.61. Interested applicants are
required to submit a County
application to the Administrative
Services Department, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, 386-
362-6869 no later than 5:00 p.m.
February 28, 2005. All applicants
subject to pre-employment drug
testing.
EEO/AA/V/D .

First Day
. WAYNE FRIER.
CORPORATE OFFICE
Mature individual needed to fill
multi-task position., Background in
Finance or mortgage lending
helpful. Knowledge of the trucking
industry a plus. Call Larry J. Olds at
386-362-2720.





TRANSPORTATION

Autos for Sale
35 MPG and a Dell CPU
Buy a 2005 Ford Focus, Hatch,
Sedanw or Wagon and get up to
$2,500. rebate & a free Dell
Computer System. Call 386-623-
1946.
Ford Mustang, 2004, 40th
anniversary edition, only 14,000
miles, power seats and windows,
power steering tinted windows, ac/cd
$16,500 Call 386-362-7652
NEED TO SIT SEVEN-Brand New
2004 Mercury Monterray. All leather,
all pwr, pwr rear doors w/keyless
remote. $12,000.00 off sticker price!
Only 3 left! Call today 386-623-1946.
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS of $450.00
per month on a 2004 Chevy Max.
DVD, leather, sunroof, skid control,
XM satellite radio, 38 MPG. Call 386-
362-1734 ext. 107.
TIME FOR 2004s TO GO! Lowest
prices of the year on leftover 04s: 1
Lincoln Navigator, 1 Lincoln Aviator,
1 Ford Expedition, 1 Lincoln LS & 1
Ford T-Bird. All cars loaded and
THOUSANDS off MSRP. Call today
386-623-1946

Trucks for Sale
FULL SIZE 2005 FOR $15,995.00.
New Body Style Ford F150. V6
Automatic with 4 door cab. Many
colors to choose from. Call today
386-623-1946.
First Day
Two Trucks For Sale: 1979 Dodge,
318 engine, has topper, runs. Other
for parts, 1971-.1978 step-side, body
good, Dodge. Serious inquiries, only.
$600. for both. Call 386-208-0058.

Motorcycles
FOR SALE Brand new dirt bikes,
still in crates. 50, 90, & 125 cc.
$750.00 to $1,599.00. Different
colors to choose from. Also, used


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STATE CERTIFIED

CONTRACTOR
* Roof Repairs * Fascia & Soffit
METAL ROOFING
SPECIALISTS

(386) 362-3320
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These local businesses are here to take good care of you.


t Metal Roofing
Metal Roofing s 4ccessor es 4t Discount Prices!!


3 \iide gahalume
3' ide painted
2'it ide 5-L


Cut to your desired lengths!
*Delivery Sen' ice \Nailable.
4s dr,0ut He'a'/ uwiding


Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg. Inc.
CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-393-0335


Trees. Trimmed or Removed * Fire\\ood
Licensed & Insured * Free Estimates

TREE WORK
Bucket Truck and ClinibiLn'

965-5026


DUNCAN TIRE & AUTO
"Complete One Stop Service For Your Vehicle "
Alignment Specialists


24 HOUR TOWING
.dM062-4743 1-888-362-2568
1 422 E. HOWARD ST. * LIVE OAK PLAZA
LEN A. DUNCAN


DREAM DESIGN
INCORPORATED
Residential MNake-overs * Free Estimates
Licensed and Insured

\il ' Cabinets' C'eramic
Fir mIInn% f o nno rhoml e Tn "r:l.-. Ci.....- "'..


repair, and needs call
John & Trish.Adams�
386) 362-7916


1IIIL. IL 1111ICL I iU|.ll,
Floor t'C ering.
Painting, Decks.
Screened Enclosure,.


Taylor Painting.
Residential &
Commercial


Complete Home
Locally Ow ned &


Jeff Taylor


Repairs '..A
Operated
Call For Free Estimates
386-776-1060


Joo Pre- i ur(1 |
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Roofs * Mobile Homes
* Brick Homes * Stucco Homes
* Decks * Driveways

Ao job Too Big... No job loo Small
386-776-2067
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"4 GEf IER.TIOI F E.,..PERIEf JCE
24 HR. EMERGENCY PUMP SERVICE


_ Well Drilling
EFI .t Li,: #26.03 's B


ONE CALL DOES IT ALL
D.vi For Your
David HONI0E
McLaughlin Improvements & Repairs
Remodeling & Renovations
386-963-1391
Licensed & Insured
KAR DAV ENTERPRISESn .INC.
KARDAV ENTERPRISES. INC. FEm . i-20-,-,


SLAKEWOOD
APARTMENTS
IN LIVE OAK

Quiet countrV living 2 bedroom duplex
.i Call 362-3110
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E-LIMB-INATORS, INC.
Complete Tree Senice
Licensed & Insured ,


J.D. KASTOR INC.
0 11,1014 1( ii itithiks * Liuenwitil Commit iti'r
9 Spracrtitu -Rirt r Riot A 0* igh~j/ilv Fyitnetnd ill
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All New Units
*5X15 * 5X20 - 10X15 * 10X20 15X20
Units located at 607 Goldkist Blvd.
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak

364-5300
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* 5x15 * 5x20 * 10x15 - 10x20
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE
5x5 *5x1010x10 *10x20
Units located on Gold Kist Road
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626


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James Tullis. O\\ner
I 2 ' N CR 250'
\\ellbh:.rn. Floi da 321-004
TAKINGG CARE OF ALL YOiR
TRANS.MIISSION AEED.S"


Phone: 3N�6-063-1016
Cell: 3,S6-697-9)446


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STATE & FEDERAL SALES & PAYROLL RETURrNS
STATE & FEDERAL BUSINESS RELATED INCOME TA' RETURNS


Ceramic
Tile Work
and Brick Pavers
I s, Call Al
(386)
S697-6813


J and J

Bait & Tckle
All types of baits including :
minnows and shiners
Hwy. 252 31st Road
Taylorville, FL 32094
(386) 963'1244


HOWARD & SONS.
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE, INC.
* Aerobic Systemsn
SPump OuLJ Service
* Pre Cas Septic Tanks
* Drain Fields Relaici
"Portable Rest Room"
(386i 935-1518
Branlord, FL 32008 Cell. 1386) 208-5205
P0 Box 180 Fax: 386 935-6829


drggers I Sons Costoi IMeat Cat*in
* Hi~ Jasper, Florida C'ows

Slaughter, (Cutting Ilmiedid&liei-died lhi
1% rapping .11Ufl I13 IIIIP1lI
PlantlN111. &ii tu~age Bumll 1II[t"I N11
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Insured
S r..- ' ,.:, : ,i . Pressure
Cleaning
Office (386) 364-5045 Site
Mobile (386) 362-9178 Clean
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Own'ier. Juliuny.1j am s,
Free Estimiates
386-29)4-3837 - .
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From the Doctor's Kitchen


Dr. Roger Blumenthal, cardiologist and co-author of
the "Betty Crocker Healthy Heart Cookbook," is also
a husband and father of a busy family. Here are
quick tips from his family:
* Get an oil change: Switch to mono- and polyunsaturated
oils for eating and cooking (canola, soybean and olive are
heart-healthy choices).
* Go fish: Gradually increase fish consumption to at least
once weekly. Try new recipes to find ones the whole fam-
ily loves.
* Color my menufAdd veggies to rice, pasta and small
portions of pizza; leave fruit on the counter for quick
snacks; add dried fruit to breakfast oatmeal; and serve
fresh fruit for dessert.
* Greens are golden: Eat a salad with dinner; include cu-
cumbers, bell peppers, broccoli and green beans.
* Think your drink: Drink water, herbal teas and unsweet-
ened flavored waters.
* Tap the moo machine: Drink skim milk daily (both
adults and kids).


* Go with the grains: in.lud .. ho.Ie rain .cereil.
bread, oatmeal, barle, and br,.'.- n nee i i ,Tineicrti
* Green light some red meat: \i lon-r. a's ,'-ur
overall diet is low ir 'aturajed tia., rmaIl !eari
cuts of meat served .- ih 'trhe r hea.-i.trenridl.
foods are okay.
* Give good fats a hand: Srack on a hand-
ful of walnuts or almn:orind., or aj' cadiJ
slices. They contain a t., pe o f ati m:rn,:-
unsaturated fat) that is good f...r :,.',ur
heart.
* Hold the bottom line: it ',,:n really',
want it, you can eat ii - in modcra-
tion. Small amounts ' A butter are
okay sometimes, bu: maiul am'nounts
of soft tub margarine are prefer- 'J
able. Serve ice cream f'r special
occasions, but other. ie reach
for yogurt. We enjoy treats
much more when th.,'r,
occasional.


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A lifetime of good


eating is a family matter


FAMILY FEATURES EDITORIAL SYNDICATE
ating well for a healthy heart is good fto the enit; faiil\. And now
everything that's kno') n about eating well for y( he?,rt and living well
can be found in one place.
The "Bett% Crocker Healthy Heart Cookbook" is not only packed with great-
tasting. eas\ recipes from America's Most Trusted Kitchen,. the book combines
the latest medical information %\ith practical. e\ erndav I tl; your family
from people like \ou.
Authors Dr. Rooer Blumenthal ot the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for
the Preention of Heart Disease and Jul Hermanson, R.D. of the Bell Institute
of Health and Nutrition sho%% ho\ flamiliei can eat \'.ell. hie %ell and feel bet-
ter than eer.
Eating for a health\ heart isn't complicated It doesn't mean gi\ il"i up \outi
favorite foods, or feeling deprived. In fact, eating I diet that'M Cood
for a heaih% heart is good for eeirNone - and deii ,-iu, ti,,,


Graha -Crus ed Tilapia
Graham-Crusted Tilapia


Pil' I. ' / iilii r s Balt I.l tiitllitf(
4 i my,
I pound tilapia. cod.
haddock or other
medium-firm lish
fillets, about 3/4 inch
thick
1/2 cup graham cracker
crumbs laboul 8 squares
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
2, tablespoons canola or
soybean oil
2 tablespoons chopped
toasted pecans*
1. M: c o'.en rack to position slight-
ly above middle of oven. Heat
oven to 500�F.
2. Cut fish fillets crosswise into
2-inch-wide pieces. Mix cracker
crumbs, lemon peel, salt and pep-
per in shallow dish. Place milk in
another shallow dish.
3. Dip fish into milk, then coat
with cracker mixture; place in un-
greased rectangular pan, 13 x
9 x 2 inches. Drizzle oil over fish;
sprinkle '. ith pecaidns.
4 Bake uncovered about II1 minutes
or until fish flakes easily with
fork.
*To toast nuts, bake uncovered in
tiin~easid .hallov pan in 350"F
O.elon a.1'ut I.I minutes, sirinfl
,,c.iinalrli\. untII gulden brov. n
I Senring: Cal.ries ,235 iCalories
Ir,|ni F t I l101, Fat 12g. Sattlrated Fat
' r '-I (al.'ris th 'i Saturated
Fi i. Ci.I',leteriol iflni. SiJ nium
3 I)nig. Tians Fit iig C.ib-,lridraic
')L'. iDictalr. Fibe r 0 i. Pr,-,ein 2i c.
Ome.a 3-1;_


Flaxseed Morning
Glory Muffins
P'p 3Sli 3iiimit Bakt. .25 ,,tutliU'
i2 ,iiili,,,.
I cup Fiber One cereal
2/3 cup fat-free fskimi milk
I cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup ground flaxseed or
flaxseed meal
3/4 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 tablespoon canola or
soybean oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground
cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites or 1/2 cup
fat-free cholesterol-free
egg product
1. Heat oven to 375�F. Line 12 medi-
um muffin cups, 2 1/2 x
1 1/4 inches, with paper baking
, cups and spray bottoms.
2. Place cereal between waxed paper,
plastic wrap or in plastic bag;
crush with rolling pin (or crush in
blender or food processor). Mix
cereal and milk in large bowl: let
sijnd about 5 inuuies. or untii ce-
real is sottened. Sur in remaining
ingredients Di. ide batter- e.enl\
ltoliq l' lntllll ,. p,.
3. BaLe 22 t: 25 minute,- i.rI unIul
tiiithplck inserted in centeCl cimes
tit u ilea. n Inniediatel', rcn :'.c
nitillins from pan Serte .karni


Creme Caramel
Priep. 30 Illiiat _ B, . " : Ih lia
Chll- 3 /,..i I
CC 'I j1 1OI
1 cup sugar, divided
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1 cup fat-free cholesterol-free
egg product or 8 egg
whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups raspberries,
blackberries, blueberries
or sliced strawberries
1. Heat oven to 3250F. Heat 1/2 cup
sugar in medium nonstick skillet
over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes,
stirring frequently with wooden
spoon, until sugar is melted and a
light caramel color (mixture will
be very hot and could melt a plas-
tic spoon). Immediately pour sugar
mixture into round pan, 8 x 1 1/2
inches; tilt pan to coat bottom.
Place on wire rack to cool.
2. NMi\ retaijni nI- 1/2 cup sugar,
:ilk., eIg p.'duct, salt and vanilla
in large bowl. Pour mixture over
sugar mixture in pan. Place in rec-
tangular pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches.
Pour .er\ h-,I va ter into rect.in-
-_ular pan i- .- thli 1 I '2 inch ,, t[.-.p
ol round pani
3 Bake." 511 -1. t1 in iute 1 L1 until
knile in cited in center 'COniie, ,.it
clean Rem ,i.\ r'uniid p.in il.m
pail l 1, v.tier C' ,.e, rcltigeraIc
until th ,ir,-iu hl, chilled. .bout
3 Ii.,ur, or i-'. irnight T im unn ,_Id,
tuni kite air.und cdge .'I custard
ti'. li, n. I n er oint, sc r in' plat-
[er TI:'p .- ith trni


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MABEL'S OUTLIVED NINE PRESIDENTS, EIGHT DOGS AND TWENTY-SEVEN CATS.s"
1% . BUT SHE'LL ALWAYS HAVE HER MARATHON."


There are very few things today still being made to withstand the test of time.
The Marathon' Water Heater is one of them. Or as Mabel likes to call it,
"my perpetual hot water machine."


Ma,!rpho


BUY THE WATER HEATER YOU CAN HOLD ONTO MUCH, MUCH LONGER.

Sa4wa1tee S eea&Le ScO ,F ooperatie3 , fe2 .
11340 100th Street, Live Oak, Florida 32060 * 362-2226


* 30, 50 and 85 gallon units in stock.
* Special Pricing to the members of
Suwannee Valley Electric Co-op 4
* Call 362-2226 at Ext. 122 for details
* Save Your Energy... and Call Today!


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