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Title: Suwannee Democrat
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028422/00100
 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Uniform Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: December 21, 2005
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00100
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000398954
notis - ACE4563
oclc - 33273856
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 Related Items
Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: On The FLIPside
        page A 2
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints and Opinions
        page A 4
    Section A: Main: Suwannee Living
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
        page A 13
        page A 14
    Section B: Sports
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section B continued
        page B 7
        page B 8
    Section C: North Florida Focus
        page C 1
        page C 2
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 3
        page C 4
        page C 5
        page C 6
        page C 7
    Section C continued
        page C 8
    Section D: Classified Marketplace
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
        page D 5
        page D 6
        page D 7
        page D 8
Full Text





Lady Dogs pick up two district wins


Serving Suwannee County since 1884


80-year-old mom ch


- Sports 1 B


50 CENTS




murder


Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
An 80-year-old Suwannee County mother
has been charged with attempted murder
and a myriad of other charges after she al-
legedly went to her son's home and shot into
the residence, tried to run down a deputy
sheriff, fled from deputies while armed with
her car lights off during a high speed chase


Deputy


seriously


injured:

Hit by SUV

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Ediior
Christmas won't be as planned for Suwan-
nee County Deputy Kelly Putnel and his fam-
ily this year. Putnel, back on the job as a
deputy for less than two months after working
at another job for a couple of years, is hospi-
talized after he was struck by a car while on
duty.
Putnel, 37, who has six years experience
with the Sheriffs Office, is expected to un-
dergo surgerN possibly (odaN in Gaines\ ille to,
repair a crushed and broken pelx is as a result
of the accident.
The accident happened at about 5:55 p.m.
. Stindja eicnring. Dec 1IS just n,'rth o't 2-ltJii
Street about a mnle south of O'Brienpn LIUS
129, according to the Florida Highwa) Patrol.
Purnel was southbound in his patrol car when
he spotted a box in the road creating a traffic
hazard and stopped to move it from the north-
bound lane of US 129. According to the re-
port, Putnel turned on his blue lights but it
\ as totally\ dark at the time and Putnel had on
the standard uniform w which is dark green but
did not have on a reflective est. There are no
street lights in that area of the busy highway.
The report said Pumel wasn't carrying a flash-
light as he mo\ed the debris. Solomon K.
Suggs, 45, of Branford, could not see Putnel
and struck the deputy in the roadway \ ith
Suggs' 04 Honda SUV. FHP said.
SEE DEPUTY, PAGE 6A


Resident


shares

Christmases


past

Vanessa Fultz
Democrat Reponer
Surrey Place Care Center resident Vivian
Inez T)Tyre %as full of memories surrounding
Christmas during a recent, visit at the center.
Tyre remembers her dad's boss allowing
her family to cut down a Christmas tree from
his property, each year.
"Eenr) ear %we would go out to his boss'
man's property, cut down a cedartree, place
it in a bucket with dirt and go home and dec-
orate it," she said, explaining her dad worked
SEE RESIDENT. PAGE 6A


and ran the intersection of US 90 and 149th
Road, striking a vehicle that rolled several
times and injuring its 16-year-old driver.
The armed woman then refused to leave
her vehicle and was removed only after a
number of law enforcement officers were
on the scene and forcibly took her out of the
wrecked vehicle.
The woman. Belle Turman Wooley, of
7228 153rd Road. was booked into the
Suwannee Coutity' Jail after deputies re-


moved live 22-caliber rounds from .her
pants pocket and the seat of her car and re-
covered a 22-caliber pistol lying on the con-
sole next to the driver's seat, according to a
report by Suwannee County Deputy Tanya
Rodriguez who arrested Wooley.
Tyler Jordan, 16, of Live Oak, was dri-
ving an older model GMC Jimmy east-
bound on US 90 when Wooley's northbound
2003 Grand Marquis drove into his path on
US 90 and hit his vehicle. Jordan was taken


SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN:
Santa Claus recently visited the Florida National Guard's 269th
Engineer Company in Live Oak when they held their annual
Christmas party. Santa patiently listened to requests from the
children, including this little one who didn't seem too happy to have,,
the big guy holding him. Santa advises all good little children to
be ready as he's planning on paying them a visit this Saturday ..


to Shands at Live
Oak for treatment of
his injuries. Jordan's
vehicle overturned
multiple times after
the impact but Jor-
dan had on his seat
belt and survived the
accident.


Belle Wooley


SEE 80-YEAR-OLD, PAGE 6A


Former Mrs. Florida

jailed on organized

fraud and grand

theft charges

Luann M"'ixon was formerly
Mrs. Florida 1996

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Former Suwannee
County Personnel Di-
rector Luann Mixon has
been jailed in Shelby
County, Alabama on a e
fugitive warrant from Luann Mixon
Suwannee County on
charges of organized fraud and grand theft.
No count' funds are involved in the
charges.
Luamnn Moody Mixon was arrested in Shel-
by County. Alabama on a fugitive warrant and
placed in'the Shelby Counr Jail where she is
,being held without .bond, according to the
Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Local author-
ities are working to hale her brought back to
Suwannee Count- to face the two counts but
must go through the court system to have her
extradited unless she agrees to wave that
process and return.
According to Suwannee County Clerk of
Court records, the charges stem from inci-
dents that took place between Dec. 15, 2001
and Dec. 31, 2004 when Mixon lived in
Suwannee County where she is alleged to
have unlawfully and'or knowingly obtained
or tried to obtain money, credit cards and stu-
dent loans and the property of her father-in-
law, Earl Mixon and/or her husband, Keith


SEE FORMER, PAGE 3A


Seven arrested at DUI checkpoint
The, checkpoint, set up by
Susan K. Lamb Suwannee County Sheriff Tony
Democrat Managing Editor Cameron and his staff along with
the Live Oak Police Department
A DUI checkpoint in Suwannee and the Florida Highway Patrol,
County ihat took place along with and overseen by Cameron began at
similar setups across the state over 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and lasted
the \weekend \ielded seven arrests, until 3 a.m. in freezing tempera-
i l1Tdintorfl t F +1 r. dri r iL ni, *i c fid ,th


JLJLILIJLu I IU UI or r ll ing unl er me
influence.


SEE SEVEN, PAGE 3A


Inmate becomes ill,

released, dies at hospital


unnial'vilt,"A rSTi IULU: surrey Place uare center resident
Vivian Inez Tyre shares her Christmases past during a recent vis-
it at the center. Tyre recalls after a friend spilling the .beans on
who was behind the gift giving, looking into the large kejholes in,
the old-lashioned doors and catching her mom putting ut a doll
and other presents: Photp: Vanessa Fultz,


Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
A local man has 'died after he
complained of being ill while an
inmate in the Suwannee County
Jail and was released to the local
hospital.


A doctor who examined Keith
Allen Wiltn, 51, of Live Oak, at
the jail early Dec. 16 told officials
there he heard "crackles" in Wil-
son's lungs when he examined
him at about 5:45 a.m. in a med-
ical unit at the jail, according to
SEE INMATE, PAGE 2A


Prices reduced on every
I) vehicle in stock. Price
idOielayed on windshield.


w T EVENryP 3in-_ _
NowThrough January 3, 2006 '-


WES HANEY mm-
0 'au O*m dv n Opratli Sit, 1967 "Ahfr Ret-ale
Just East Of Downtown. 362-2976 Live Oak, FL _";.L)o F


TODAY'S
WEATHER


Suwannee County should see sun and a few passing clouds.
High near 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. For up to the minute
weather information go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com
FEATURED ON PAGE 8A


INDEX
Community Calendar .34'.j.
Clab,,i, l, 1-6D
Sports 1-6B
Suwannee Living 5A
Viewpoi t 4A
Legal ,i-: 78


Sw w. su wan n ee d emo c r at. com


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AREA DEATH
Susie A. Stansel, 85, Wellborn
OBITUARY ON PAGE 6A


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ON THE FLIPSIDE


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Live Oak, FL 32064
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nmocrat


Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884


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


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed to our office. All letters are
read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
space. The editor should not alter the
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
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.


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Call'386-208-8314. Comments to
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Editor's note: The Suwan- .
nee Democrat prints the entire
arrest record each week. If
your name appears here and
you are later found not guilty
or the charges are dropped,
we will be happy to make note
of this in the newspaper when
judicial proof is presented to
us by you or the authorities.
The following abbreviations
are used below: .
SCSO-Suwannee County
Sheriffs Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police De-
partment.
FDLE-Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-
trol.
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of Trans-
portation
OALE-Office ofAgricultur-


al Law Enforcement
P and P-Probation and Pa-
role
SCDTF-Suwannee County
Drug Task Force
Dec. 15, Brian Edward Cas-
cadden, 39, Blountstown, re-
turn for court, SCSO S. Law.
Dec. 15, Edna Carlene
Quillen, 37, 3243 91st Dr.,
failure to appear on original
charge of driving while li-
cense suspended-two counts,
false identification to law en-
forcement officer, passing
worthless checks-six counts,
SCSO D. Watson.
Dec. 15, Michael Shawn
Stevens, 24, 701 NW Drive,
possession of cocaine, LOPD
J. Rountreee.
Dec. 15, Christopher
Williams, 43, 194 Johnson
Blvd., possession of drug
paraphernalia, resisting arrest


without violence, violation of
probation on original charge
of possession of drug para-
phernalia, resting arrest with-
out violence, possession of co-
caine, LOPD K. Davis.
Dec. 16, Michael Anthony
Brinkley, 42, Lake City, sen-
tenced to 30 days, SCSO C.
Smith.
Dec. 16, Carl Ray Larger,
30, Lake Panasoffkee, failure
to return lease property-two
counts (Lake County), OALE
T. Meadors.
Dec. 16, David Duarte Men-
doza, 24, 1405 Duval St., Lot
49, failure to appear on origi-
pal charge of no valid drivers
license, SCSO D. Leach.
Dec. 16, Jose Perez, 47,
Suwannee Farms, CR 349,
driving under the influence,
SCSO J. Zimmerman.
Dec. 16, Willie Charles


Inmate


Continued From Page 1A

Capt. John Mills, who is the
jail administrator. The doctor
advised Wilson needed to go
to the hospital for x-rays. Wil-
son, was ajllo\ed to change
into street clothes and, then
was given a medical furlough
from jail so he could seek
medical attention.
By releasing him ,on fur-
lough, the jail doesn't incur
any medical expenses for that
person if they seek medical
care, Mills- said, saving tax-
payers thousands upon thou-
sands of dollars each year that


could overburden the jail bud-
get.
Mills said Wilson was
known to jail officials and to a
former sheriff and it was be-
lieved he would return to jail
at a later date if needed. Wil-
son was in jail on \iolatibn of
probation charges, Mills said.
Mills said he personally
went to the jail and took Wil-
son to Shands at Live Oak.
Mills said Wilson \%as admit-
ted at about 6:05 a.m. for.
treatment, at %\ which time Mills
left. At about 10:05 a.m., the
hospital called and .asked
Mills to come down and speak


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to Wilson about his behavior to
the staff, Mills said in his re-
port of the incident. Mills said
he went to the hospital, and
Wilson was sitting up in .his
bed with an oxygen mask on
top of his head. He confronted
Wilson about his behavior and
Mills 'said Wilson told him he
"wanted some more medica-
tion-and the nurses would not
give him any." Mills said, "Mr.
Wilson stated he had been taken
care of, and would not give the
nurses any more problems.".
Mills said he was first advised
that Wilson would be trans-
ferred to Lake City Medical and
then was advised that Wilson
would be transferred to Alachua
General in Gainesville. Mills
said he notified former sheriff
Al Williams of Wilson's situa-
tion per Wilson's request and
then left the hospital. At 1:30
p.m., Mills said he received a
phone' from Shands at Live
Oak's emergency room that
Wilson had died.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by' calling. 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan.lamb@gaflnews.com.


Sheffield, 51, Gainesville,
burglary of a conveyance, bur-
glary of a structure, grand
theft III, criminal mischief,
SCSO S. Law.
Dec. 17, Fletcher Russ
Baleno Jr., 38, McAlpin,
cheating, possession ,of drug
paraphernalia, SCSO M.
Ramirez.
Dec. 17, Esequiel Duran,
33, Lake City, no drivers li-
cense, SCSO L. Willis.
Dec. 17, Bernardo Garcia,
22, Gainesville, no valid dri-
vers license, SCSO S. Lamey.
Dec. 17, Jose Alberto Her-
nandez, 30, Alachua, no dri-
vers license, SCSO L. Willis.
Dec. 17, Winston W. Ja-
cobo, 60, 849 Tara Trace, dri-
ving under the influence-sec-
ond offense, FHP B. Stuart.
Dec. 17, Manuel Lopez-
Gomez, 21, Jasper, no valid
drivers license, SCSO J. Zim-
merman.
Dec. 17, Eloy Olgium, 26,
-11244 69th Lane, no drivers li-
cense, SCSO S. Larney.
Dec. 17, Valentin Pasqual,
37, Lake City, no valid drivers:
license, SCSO S. Larney.
Dec. 17, Roy Wendall
Payne Jr., 30, McAlpin, auto,
theft, driving under the influ-
ence, escape,, SCSO S.
Greaves.
Dec. 17, James Randall Pet-
tigrew, 49, 9407 194th St., dri-
ving while license suspended
knowingly, failure to appear
on original charge of disorder-
ly conduct (Lake County),
LOPD S. Riggs.
Dec. 18, David Adams, 18,
Branford, possession of alco-
holic beverage under 21,
SCSO K. Putnel.
Dec. 18, Cobo Bartolo Can-
danedo, 21, 519 Helvenston
Ave., aggravated battery,
LOPD E. Rodriguez. ,
Dec. 18, Juan Cusenca. 19,
7675 169th Road, driving un-
der the influence, leaving
scene of accident with serious
injury to passenger, leaving
scene of accident \with damage
o\er $50, FHP B. Stuart.
Dec. 18, Wilson Philemon,
28, 12910 US 90 West, aggra-,


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vated battery domestic vio-
lence, criminal mischief, tres-
passing, SCSO J. Zimmerman. ,
Dec. 18, Jimmy Lamar
Stansel II, 19, 12753 CR 136,
burglary, grand theft, SCSO
T.K. Roberts.
Dec. 19, Shayne Scott Bur-
nett, 28, 1660 179th Drive, do-
mestic violence battery, SCSO
D. Watson.
Dec. 19, Henry Lincoln De-
witt *Sr., 74, Ft. White, bur-
glary of a structure, grand theft
III, SCSO T. Lee.
Dec. 19, Angela Marie Geib,.
22, 646 Washington St., SW,
sentenced to 15 days for civil
contempt-drug court,.SCSO T.
Lee.
Dec. 19, Arturo J. Guerra,
34, Victoria, Texas, sentenced
to 90 days in county jail,
SCSO T. Lee.
' Dec. 19, Tara Elizabeth
Hodge, 20, Orlando, worthless
check, SCSO T. Lee.
Dec. 19, Diaz Uberto Lopez,
27, 303 Hamilton Ave,., no dri-
vers license, LOPD A. Land.
Dec. 19, Olivo Plutarco Or-
tiz. 35, transient. disorderly in-
toxication, SCSO B. Barrs.
Dec. 19, James Edward
Skinner, 22, Lake City, return
for court, violation of proba-
tion on original charge of bur-
glary of conveyance, resisting
officer without violence, ne-
glect of a child, battery, SCSO
S. Law.
Dec. 19, Jmlo Ventacus, 50,
Live Oak Pines, Lot 25, tres-
pass structure, LOPD A. Land.
Dec. 19, Larry Walker, 50,
violation of probation on orig-
inal charge of possession of
cocaine, P and P. S. Schadl-
bauer.
Dec. 19, Belle Wooley, 80,
7228 153rd Road, attempted
n murder, aggravated assault on
law, enforcement officer, pos-
session of firearm in commis-
sion of a felony, armed tres- "
passing, shooting into an occu-
pied dwelling, aggravated
fleeing and eluding with injury
and traffic crash, SCSO T. Ro-
driguez.


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Mixon.
Court records indicate the
amount of money involved is
$150,000 or more.
The court record states that
Luann Mixon is charged with
obtaining cash, credit cards
and or student loans by sys-
tematic conduct with intent to
defraud the two men and cred-
it card companies and corpo-
rations. Among those listed as
victims are Earl Mixon, Keith
Mixon, Kenith Burdett, The
Education Resource Institute
(AKA TERI), Capital One
Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank
USA, Providence Bank,
Household 'Bank, First Pre-
mier Bank, Charter One Bank,
General Motors Acceptance
Corporation (GMAC) -and
American Student Loan Ser-
vices.
Court records indicate
Mixon obtained property from
the people, banks and corpo-
rations by "false or fraudulent
pretenses, representations or
promises or willful misrepre-
sentation."


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tures. Traffic was stopped from
both directions at the Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches Oppor-
tunity Store on US 90 east by
about a dozen officers who
checked driver's licenses and
lights and also looked for those
driving under the influence
(DUI). The team included
Spanish-speaking officers as
well as English speaking offi-
cers.
Cameron said he, plans to
conduct another DUI check-
point this Friday, Dec. 23 in
Suwannee County and advises
citizens to heed the law and not
drive while drinking.
The following people were
arrested:
*Jose Perez, 47, Suwannee
Farms, CR"349 -'DUT- Perei"
posted W l,'-Iii bo nd dwas re-
leased. r"1'
*Winston Jac6bo, 60, 849
Tara Trace .- DUI. Released on


Mrs. Florida 1996,
Luann Mixon


The case is being prosecut-
ed by the Third Circuit State
Attorney's Office. Special
Prosecutions Chief Ernie Page
is handling the case. Page said
he's not sure when Mixon will
be returned to Florida and
Suwannee County.
Mixon left her job as per-
sonnel director last year
abruptly after 12 years, cit-
ing personal reasons. In
1996, she sought the honor
and was named Mrs. Florida
1996.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan.lamb @ gaflnews. com.


his own recognizance.
*Esequiel Duran, 33, 218
NW Benlin Drive, Lake City -
No valid driver's license Du-
ran posted a $250 cash bond
and was -released.
*Bemrnardo Garcia, 22, 8th
Avenue, Gainesville No valid
driver's license Bond set at
$250.
*Valentin Pasqual, 37, 1468
US 129 N, Lake City No valid
driver's license Pasqual post-
ed $250 bond was released.
*Jose Alberto Hernandez,
30, 14437 NW ,143rd Street,
Alachua No driver's license -
Hernandez posted $250 cash
bond and was released.
I *Eloy Olgium, 26, 11244
69th Lane, Live Oak No dri-
ver's license Olgium posted a
$250 cash, bond and was re-
leased. '
SSusanh'K.' L'i mbh ay 'b

1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews. com.


THIRD CIRCUIT
GUARDIAN AD LITEM
PROGRAM'S VOICES FOR
CHILDREN APPRECIATE
SANTA'S HELP: The Third
Circuit Guardian Ad Litem
Program's Voices for Chil-
dren collected toys from
local individuals and busi-,
nesses in and around
Suwannee County and,
Live Oak to distribute to
the children in their pro-
gram. The group is very
a appreciative for the help of
the community in provid-
.ing these children Christ-
mas gifts. Pictured I to r
a re Case Coordinator Jana
;3ullivan, Senior Secretary
'Stephanie Browning, Ad-
miinistrative Assistant Can-
dice Herring, Criminal
C ase Worker Shirley Mead
an id Assistant Program Di-
rector Linda Dedge.
Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


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the pa .rk's fully lighted trail filled with grand Christmas dec-
oratioi ns. Per car: $8 Sunday-Thursday, $10 Friday-Saturday;
The p. ark is located north of Live Oak on US 129 at the fa-
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


BIBLE VERSE


"Therefore, my brothers, I want you

to know that through Jesus the for-

giveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

Through Him everyone who believes

is justified from everything you could

not be justified from by the law of

Moses."

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#uwannjer irmornrat
MYRA C. REGAN Members of 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. J



POLITICAL HANDBOOK

State

Gov. Jeb Bush (Republican)
The Capitol, Tallahassee, Fla. 32399-0001
Phone: 1-850-488-4441
Fax: 1-850-487-0801
Web site: www.eog.state.fl.us

Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings (Republican)
The Capitol, Tallahassee
Phone: 1-850-488-4711
Fax: 1-850-921-6114.

State Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)
2727 N.W. 43rd St., Suite 2A
Gainesville, Fla. 32606
Phone: (toll free) 1-866-778-2300;
1-850-487-5020
E-mail: smith.rod.web@leg.state.fl.us

State Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)
Statewide: Toll free 1-866-538-2831
District Office:
1 20 North Suncoast Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429


1-352-860-5175
Ocala Office
1025 SW 1st Avenue
Suite C
Ocala, FL 34474 ..

Capitol Office:
Room 311
Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
,1-850-487-5017
E-mail: argenziano.nancy.web@flsenate.gov

Rep. Dwight Stansel (11th Dist., D-Wellborn)


208 North Ohio Ave., Live Oak, Fla. 32064
Phone: 1-386--362-2136; Tallahassee -1-850-488-9835
Fax: 1-386-758-0479
E-mail: dwight.stansel@myfloridahouse.gov

State Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle)
P.O. Bo.\x 77
Carrabelle, Fla. 32322
Phone: 1-850-488-7870
E-mail wiill.kendrick@myfloridah6use.gov

Federal
President George W. Bush (Republican)
:1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 1-202-456-1414
Fax: 1-202-224-2237

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
TSenate, Washington, DC 20510; or
US courthouse Annex
if1 N. Adams St.
Tallahassee. Fla. 32301
Phone: 1-202-224-5274, 1-850-942-8415
7'6 Hart Building '
Washington. DC 20510
Phone: 1-202-224-5274
EIlmail- senator@billnelson.senate.gov
Committee assignments: Armed Services, Foreign Relations,
commerce and Budget

US Senator Mel Martinez
Rhssell Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3041
E-mail: senator@melmartinez.senate.gov
Committee assignments: Aging, Banking, House and Urban
Affairs, Energy and Natural resources and Foreign Relations.

U.4S. Congressman Allen Boyd
122" Longworth HOB
Washington. DC 20515
Phone: 1-202-225-5235
Fax: 1-202-225-5615
Committee assignments: Appropriations, Communications
c -chair, Blue Dog Coalition

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WEDNESDAYDECEMBER 5


SUWANNEE LIVINGi
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to wed Jan. 28










Sharia Patrice Shari Geiger and Sherman Devon Riley
Shen R .ers of Lithonia. Ga. Is happ; to auino1unce
the engagement of lei daughtrci. Shlana Patice Slhalni
Geicer. to Shenrian Deon Rile,, the sonl of the Re'..
Clifton, and Soria RPle\ of Li\c Oak
Shana ,.iaduiated from Ste'. er o soiHi;-ih School In
2i0Xi. She earned a baclieloi of science degree in p,:N -
cholohr:, ftiom Flonda .L'nc.ilrui.i .uid Mechanical
Uni.,eisrw, Shana is currentI', *Aokin on her educa-r
tnon specialiit decree i schooll ps.cholohr, at Florida
State UIiu er.iri,.
Shenman graduated fromi SL '..annee High School
in 20i0. He recei\ ed lis bachelor of science deCree in:
indtstnal engineering from Ilorida State ULiu\erslp.
Shennan h\es in Orlando and is eiplo\ed as an en-
gineer o ith PepsiCo Be\erages & Foods.
A January 2N. 20i6.1 w1eddmng is planned at Druid
Hills k iuted Nledlodist Cinitl in Atlanta, Ga.. fol-
lo\\ed b,, a recepnon at the Renais-ance Hotel in
downto o'n Atlanta
Follohwitm a hone', moon eastern n Canbbean cruise. k
the\ v ill make their home i Orlando

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Kilian Hrafn Arnarson
and
Bjorgvin Alec Arnarson


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A~74mas


We love you,
Nl\om Dad and family


Free child care
Children ages birth through fi\e \-ears old quality for
free child care through Live Oak's Head Start and Early
Head Start programs. For more information. contact the
office at 386-364-2915. Limited slots available.


Chess gathering scheduled

over the Christmas holidays


Uie large meeting room at the
Stit.annee Rl\er Regional Li-
brarv. LiS 129 South. Lite Oak
has been reser. ed from noun in-
lI 4 p. in. on both \\ednesda-,.
Dec'. 21 and \\6uds- ,,- De,. 2,,
for a chess gathenng. .
.An\ one e\ er one interested
in pla.ling or ..atchiri is m Ln cited.
NO COST T
This is noit a touniamenli.
There \\% i be no judges, no rank-
tings. no prizes trophies. Just a lot
of ftuni
Foi those ha. mig an iin\pen-
sive chess set, board, and/or
chess clock, please bring them. t
The children's desk at the library I
does have three of the non-
weighted ($4) plastic sets avail-
able, and the organizer will bring
a several.
For additional information,
please contact Tom Burnett,
386-362-1796, tburnett@ALL-
TEL.net.

Suwannee


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CHESS GATHERING: Joe Good, concentrates on his strategy in hopes of beating his opponent. Join
:he fun from noon until 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, and again on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the pub-
ic meeting room at the public library in Live Oak. Photo: Thomas Burnett
WHO: Chess gathering
WHAT: chess games
WHEN: noon until 4 p.m., both Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Dec. 28
WHERE: public meeting room at the Suwannee River Regional Library, U.S. 129 South, Live Oak
COST: No charge
CONTACT: Tom Burnett, 386-362-1 96, tburnett@ALLTEL.net

County Democratic Executive


Committee December meeting


Tthe Suwannee County De-
mocratic Executive Commit-
tee met on Dec. 6, at the
beautiful Spirit ofthe Suwan-
nee Music Park, ,US 129
North, Live Oak. The meet-
ing began with a delicious
"full course" prime rib din-
ner.
Democratic voters in atten-
dance decided in the future to
meet at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park on the


first Tuesday of each month.
Please mark your new 2006
calendars for the next dinner
meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3,
2006 at 6:30 p.m. The atten-
dant at the front gate of Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park
will help direct you.
We welcome all Democrat-
ic voters, and any converted
Republican voters to please
join us for these meetings.
Please RSVP' to Monica at


386-330-2036.
We 'thank you for partici-
patingi in the Democratic
process.
Suwannee County Democ-
ratic Executive Committee
WHO: Suwannee
County Democratic
Executive Committee
WHAT: dinner meeting
WHEN:'6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006


WHERE: Spirit of
the Suwannee Music
Park, US 129 North,
Live Oak.
CONTACT: RSVP
to Monica at 386-330-2036.


Kilian Hrafn Arnarson and Bjorgvin Alec Arnarson
Orn Ingi Hrafnsson and Shannon Jackson announce the birth
of twins, Kilian Hrafn Arnarson -and Bjorgvin Alec Arnarson,
born Nov. 24, 2005 at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego,:
Calif. Kilian weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 42 cm.
Alec weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 44 cm.
Maternal grandmother is Alice Jackson.
Paternal grandparents are Hrafn Hauksson and Sigridur Sig-
urhansdottir.

Friends of the Suwannee

River State Park sponsor an

11-mile hike New Year's Day


Start 2006 off with a
healthy activity. For all those
who have'New Year's resolu-
tions to get more active and
-health conscious begin on
day one.
Friends of the Suwannee
River State Park members
will again be leading an 11-
mile 'hike on the Big Oak
Trail. Experience the scenery
along the route of the Withla-
coochee and Suwannee
Rivers. Pass through two
ghost towns, cross two
bridges over both rivers, en-
joy the views of sink holes
and of course the Big Oak
Tree.
Be, at the Suwannee River
State Park by 8:45 a.m., Sun-
day, Jan. 1, 2006 at the
Ranger station parking lot.
There is a $4 per carload park
admission fee. We will leave
at 9 a.m. sharp; bring a pack
lunch to eat along the trail
and water. In the past we
have returned to the park by 4


p.m.
The trail has been modified
from last year and the portion
along the park entry road and
.US 90 has been eliminated
making the hike much more
enjoyable.
Contact Walter Schoen-
felder at 850-971-5354 or e-
mail wbs@surfbest.net for
any questions.
WHO: Friends of the
Suwannee River State Park
WHAT: 11 ,-mile. uke .oni
the Big Oak Traia> is i..-r.,
WHEN: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006
WHERE: Suwannee Riv-
er State Park
COST: $4 per carload
park admission fee
NOTE: bring bag lunch
and water
CONTACT: Walter
Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354,
e-mail wbs@surfbest.net


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Wooley is charged with one
count each of attempted felony
murder, aggravated assault on
a law enforcement officer, pos-
session of-a firearm during the
commission of a felony, aggra-
vated fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer with in-
jury and traffic crash, shooting
into an occupied dwelling and
armed trespassing. Bond has
been set at $300,000. Wooley
remains incarcerated.
According to a report filed
by Rodriguez, Wooley admit-
ted to shooting at the mobile
home where her son and his
wife live. Wooley said she
was mad at her son "for the
past" and wanted to scare
him, according to Ro-
driguez's report. She said she
fired the gun over and over
and reloaded and fired again,
the report said.

OBITUARY
Susie A. Stansel
Jan., 4, 1920 -
Dec. 17, 2005

usie A. Stansel, 85,
passed away Saturday,
Dec. 17, 2005 in Lake
City Medical Center, Lake
City, following a long illness.
She was born Jan. 4, 1920 in
McAlpin and lived most of her
life in Wellborn. Stansel was a
homemaker and a member of
Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Survivors include two
daughters, Phyllis O'Steen and
Martha Sue (Richard) Tucker,
both of Wellborn; one son,
James (Shelia) Byrd of Rock-
ledge; 11 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were .con-
ducted Monday, Dec. 19, in
Mt. Beulah Baptist Church
with the Rev. Tommy Cannon
officiating. Interment followed
in the church cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, family requests do-
nations to Mt. Beulah Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 1072, Live
Oak, FL 32064. ,
Daniels Funeral Hoipes, lnc.
"* i,. i . i, 1 11 1 %%i 1 s
of Live Oak 11as in charge of
all arrangements.


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Based on Rodriguez's re-
ports, this is what happened.
The incident began shortly
after 6 p.m. on 149th Road
where Wooley's son, Harold,
lives. Belle Wooley appaient-
ly drove to her son's mobile
home and began driving
around the home shooting
into the home with a 22-cal-
iber pistol. The son called
911 for help. Deputies sped
toward the home but Deputy
Rodriguez arrived first.
There, she found Wooley
and his cousin, William
Scott, inside the trailer try-
ing to take cover from the in-
coming bullets. On the
phone, the son gave SCSO
his mother's position each
time she repositioned her ve-
hicle. When Rodriguez ar-
rived, Belle Wooley was dri-
ving around the mobile
home when Rodriguez
blocked her path with her
patrol car. She was ordered
by the deputy to get out and
,put her hands up, which she
did. When the son ahd Scott
came around the house, and
the son spoke in a loud tone
of voice, Rodriguez said
Wooley became angry, re-

Deputy
Continued From Page 1A

Solomon stopped and gave
aid to the deputy and then
used Putnel's:police radio to
call for help. When Solomon
gave the call of "we have an
officer down," police radio
traffic heightened as dispatch-
ers worked to find out where
the officer, at that time
unidentified, was located,
what had happened and his
condition. Suwannee County
Fire/Rescue and on and off-
duty officers from all over the
county, rushed toward Bran-
ford as they learned the loca-
tion of their officer who was
in trouble.
After stabilizing Putnel,
rescue personnel had to
transport him by ground am-
,bulance to Lake Cibt Nied-
ical Center since it,was rain-
ing in some areas and heli-


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fused to comply with the
deputy's commands and got
into her vehicle and aimed it
at the patrol car where the
deputy was standing. The
deputy got out of the way as
Wooley took off in the car
with the deputy firing once
at the fleeing car. By this
time, Deputy Ben Sears was
approaching the scene and
Sears and Rodriguez fol-
lowed Wooley as she fled
northbound on 149th Road
with no car lights on and at a
high rate of speed. Wooley
did put her lights on to ne-
gotiate a sharp curve one
time but then turned off the
lights again and continued
north, where she entered US
90 and struck Tyler Jordan's
eastbound vehicle, flipping
it multiple times. Wooley's
car came to a rest and the
armed driver refused to obey
orders to exit the vehicle.'
Once the scene was secured
and other officers had .ar-
rived, Wooley was removed
and eventually taken to jail.
Susan K. Lamb may 'be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan.lamb@gaflnews.com.



copters don't fly in that type
weather. They were escorted
by several law enforcement
officers and were met by
others who cleared' the way
for the fallen officer through
Lake City to LCMC. Later.
that e ening %\hen the deci-
sion was made to transport
the deputy to Gainesville,
again an entourage of offi-
cers escorted the ambulance
to the hospital.
Sheriff Tony Cameron said
he's reviewing the accident to
see if there is anything that
can be done to prevent such a
tragic accident in the future,
but at this point he hasn't
made any decisions. "But, I'm
going to keep working on it,"
he said.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached bi\ ceiling 1-- 6-362-'
1734 ext, 131 or by mulling
susan. lamb @gaflnews. coin.


Tyler Jordan said his expe-
rience was terrifying, but he's
glad he has made it a practice
to always wear bis seatbelt.
"MN dad is just glad I came
out alive." Jordan said of his
father. Chris Jordan, who
was traveling ahead of him
when the accident happened
and didn't know about it until
his son beeped him on his
cell phone.
"The seatbelt helped me
slay attached to my seat be-
cause whenever I was flip-
ping over, it kept me from
flying around in the car to
where I wouldn't hit any-
thing," said Jordan the day
after the accident "When I
landed, it flipped me around
where I landed upright, seat-


Resident
Continued From Page 1A

as a mechanic for a lumber
company in Jasper for 20
years. "Picking out the tree
Was the fun part, as well as
watching my dad pack it down
in that bucket. That lumber,
company's no longer there, of
course."
Tyre said her family would
spend Christmas day with her
granddad in Madison each
year. Because her granddad
was a deacon, she, her parents
and two siblings shared the
Christmas meal with several
local ministers. ,
Besides turkey and dress-
ing, a tradition for the Christ-
mas meal in her family 'was,
fruit salad.
"I began making fruit salad
when I was about 12 or 13;
my mom always made it every
year," she said. "My family
and I would stay up late the,
Saturday night before Christ-
mas shucking corn, and
shelling.peas and beans for the
holiday meal."
Each year on Christmas
day, Tyre and her cousins en-
joyed opening gifts, playing
together and getting into the
occasional scuff. , '.Ayr
"One year one of my
cousins who was younger
than me got a toy I wanted to
play with," she said.:, "She
made me so mad u hen she re-'
fused to let me play with it
that I. bit her. I was: pretty


belt still intact." Jordan re-
ceied a cut on his arm and
\\as treated for that at Shands
at Live Oak and released.
Jordan, a Suwannee High
School sophomore, said if
there's anilhing he could say
to others about wearing their
seat belt, it would d be that "it's
a very safe thing because it
can save .\our life just like it
saved mine."
Several members of Jor-
dan's family said he had just
gotten his vehicle several
dass before the accident.
Family members also said
Jordan previously had a
small car they feel wouldn'tt
have survived the accident
with such good results. They
said they felt the\ had gotten


young at the time."
Tyre and her cousins en-
joyed sitting in the living
room 'floor at her granddad's
making Christmas bags for
the children at church.
"We'd fill the paper bags
with candy and chewing gum
and give them to the children
.at church," she said.
"Another thimn that comes
to memory is when I decided
to start making Santa Claus
coffee," she' said. "My daddy
dmamik coffee, so I told my
momma, 'I want to make San-
ta Claus some coffee,'" she
said.
Tyre's mother would help
her make the coffee and place
it on the mantle. Wondering if
the coffee was gone, each
Christmas morning she would
peak into the cup ?o make sure
Santa drank it.
Tyre was led- to discover
who was behind the gift giv-
ing when her friend told her
the truth about Santa Claus.
"When I was about 10 I had
a girlfriend next store who
said to 'me, 'there's no such
thing as Santa Claus.' I said,
'Yes there is.' She said, 'No
there's not. It's your momma
aid daddy.'" she said ,
Altei healing the news,
Tyre decided to find out for
herself.
"You know back then they
had those big keyholes on the
door; you could, see right
through them," she explained.


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an early Christmas when
they learned Jordan is going
to be OK. Family members
said Jordan always wears his
seat belt. Jordan's maternal
grandmother, Deborah Sapp,
said Jordan told her later.thai
he knew God had been with
him during the accident
where the GMC Jirmmny
rolled several times after be-
mg hit.
"I just wish that all young
people could see the impor-
tance of seatbelts." said Jor-
dan's aunt, Mary Jordan Tay-
lor. "This could have been a
tragedy beyond bearing, but,
instead, we are all counting
our blessings and are touched
by how good God has been to
our family."


"I got up ope night and looked
through the key hole and
caught my momma putting my
doll and other presents out.
For a long time I didn't tell my
parents about that."
Tyre remembers making
bells and other ornaments out
of construction paper at
school.
"I was so glad when they
came out with lights," she said.
explaining she was grown be-
fore Christmas lights emerged.
"All we had to ,decorate the
Christmas tree was bulbs, can-
dy cane, handmade ornaments
and that old-fashioned, plain
rope."
Pointing to a tree at the cen-
ter she said, "Now, the Christ-
mas trees are so bright and
beautiful with all this shiny
stuff. Things have changed."
Other aspects about Christ-:
mas Tyre says have changed is
the commercialism of the holi-
Sdays.
"Christmas doesn't feel. as
warm as it used to with all the
clutter and people* scurrying
around to get things." she said
explaining that 'stores seem so
packed around the holidays.
"We used to wait until a few
.da Before Christmas to put
up the tree, and now people do
it right after Thanksgiving.
Things have changed' drasti-
cally; it's not about Jesus like it
used to be."
Being five years older
than her brother, Tyre re-
members playing Mary and
her brother playing Jesus in
the church Christmas play
one year.
As a little girl, Tyre recalls
attending chiurci every Christ-
mas Eve;
"Christmas is a holy time,"
she said.
Tyre explained there's not
anything specifically she does
to remember Christ's birth dur-
ing the holidays.
"It's just, in here," she said
patting her chest. "I think
about Him being on the cross
... what He suffered for me."
Tyre has been a resident at
the Surrey Place Care Center
for about four years following
a stroke.
She said the staff is- very
kind and helpful. Therapists
are working with her to
strengthen her legs so she
can get back on her feet
again.
Vanessa Fultz may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 130 or by mailing
vanessa.fultz@gaflhews.com.


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We've had so many bad
things happen in our commu-
nity lately...please pray for all
those involved, especially Kel-
ly Putnel, a local deputy seri-
ously injured in an accident
S diinrinv r c inq-


Sonny Nobles tells you every
week, don't drink and drive
and for goodness sake, attend
church services this Sunday
morning, Christmas Day.
Here's something to bright-
en vour darv


uay evening. cross-l Floridaegged on the loor. panther kills pet in m m okalee
Here's a couple of places to The "W" in Christmas Then, each group, one by one, Fl da panther kil in Imokale
check out for Christmas deco- Last December, I vowed to rose to perform their song.Is pet ne
rations...I now there are many make Christmas a calm and Because the public school An investigation by Flori- When officers arrived, the daycare center out of the
others and if you will email me peaceful experience. I had cut system had long stopped refer- da Fish and Wildlife Conser- panther and dog were gone, house during the day. How-
at susan.lamb@gaflnews.com back on nonessential obliga- ring to the holiday as "Christ- ovation Commission (FWC) but there was blood on the ever, he said the family has
and give me .the address and tions extensive card writing, mas," I didn't expect anything officers has confirmed an ground. An officer and a bi- taken measures to ensure the
directions, I'll put it in Friday's endless baking, decorating, other than fun, commercial en- Immokalee homeowner's re- ologist returned to the scene safety of the children.
paper for all tosee. and even overspending. Yet tertainment songs of reindeer, port that a Florida. panther the following morning and Panther experts advise
7263 CR 795- helicopter still, I found myself exhausted, Santa Claus, snowflakes and killed his pet Chihuahua. found the fresh tracks of a parents living in Florida
and other decorations at the unable to appreciate the pre- good cheer. So, when my son's The attack occurred around 8 male Florida panther. panther .country to watch
city limits....Ethel and Ralph cious family moments, and f class rose to sing, "Christmas p.m., Dec. 12. Before the attack, the Chi- children wheneverthey play
Hawkins course, the true meaning of Love,". I was slightly taken The homeowner said he huahua and another pet dog outdoors, and make sure
CR 132 Hingson. family Christmas, aback by its bold title. shined a light out of his win- were tethered by a cable in they are inside before dusk
decorations just north of CR My son, Nicholas, was in Nicholas was aglow, as were dow after hearing the dog the side yard of the resi- and not outside before dawn.
795 kindergarten that year. It was all of his classmates, adorned yelping. He said a few min- dence near adjacent woods.' Parents should also talk with
My wish for all our readers an exciting season for a six in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, utes later the panther retreat- There was no fence between children about Florida pan-
is a wonderful Christmas year old. For weeks, he'd been and bright snowcaps upon their ed to' the woods with the the dogs and the forest area. others and teach them what to
where God is the central part memorizing songs for his heads. Those in the front row- small dog. The homeowner The property is surrounded do if they encounter one -
of your celebration and for yodidn school's "Winter Pageant." I center stage held up large let- reported the incident to the by many acres of. wildlife specifically, riot to approach
to have a peaceful .new year didn't have the heart to tell him ters, one by one, to spell ut FWC, which dispatched law habitat, connected to areas the cat, not to run and not to
and happy life. Please be safe, I'd be working the night of the the title of the song. enforcement officers to in- often used by panthers. crouch down (which would
wear your seatbelts like Mayor production. Unwilling to miss As the class would sing "C is vestigate. This is the second report make children appear small-
of a Florida panther. attack- ei).
ing a domestic dog in 20 The Florida panther has
Years. The last one was in. been recognized as an en-
the late 1980s, however, the angered species for nearly
dog involved in that attack '40 ears. Experts believe
Swags not seriously injured. In there are .between 70 and
-2004, a Florida panther 100 living in the w ild. Scien-
killed two domestic goats tists use radio collars to
'and an emu near Ochopee. monitor the movements and
,' "Interactions between behavior of about a third of
Florida panthers and humans the known Florida panther
are rare. The cats hunt at population.
night and generally are FWC, the National Park
afraid. of people. There has 'Service and the U.S. Fih 8
never been a reported injury Wildlife Service work to-
6- or death of a human caused gether to respond to Florida
by a Florida panther. panther incidents and to edu-
FWC law enforcement of- cate and inform the public
ficers are paying repeat vis-. about ways to live safely
SUWANNEE COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATORS 2006 OFFICERS: Suwannee County Extension Director Merry Taylor, its to the site where the dog with wildlife, including the
center, installs 2006 Home and Community Educators (HCE) officers. Each officer was given a replica of the Liberty Bell representing attack occurred. The home- Florida panther. A fact sheet
each officer's responsibilities Pictured, Ito r, Donna Wade-council representative, Evelyn Wallace-vice president, Claudia Smedley- owner told officers he was on Living Safely inFlorida
preidetril. Tlor, Jule WI.ns-ereiry. Irelne Sapp-treasurer and Dorie Peterson-Happy Homemaker Club president. 'particularly concerned be-' PalFthel t.uilr\ a a\dailable
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his shining moment, I spoke
with his teacher. She assured
me there'd be a dress rehearsal
the morning of the presenta-
tion. All parents unable to at-
tend that evening were wel-
come to come then. Fortunate-
ly, Nicholas seemed happy
with the compromise.
So, the morning of the dress
rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes
early, found a spot on the cafe-
teria floor and sat down.
Around the room, I saw sever-
al other parents quietly scam-
pering to their seats. As I-wait-
ed, the students were led into
the room. Each class, accom-
panied by their teacher, sat
-5- 1 1 ..-


for Christmas," a child would
hold up the letter C. Then, "H
is for Happy," and on and on,
until each child holding up his
portion had presented the com-
plete message, "Christmas
Love."
The performance was going
smoothly, until suddenly, we
noticed her; a small, quiet, girl
in the front row holding the
letter "M" upside down total-
ly unaware her letter "M" ap-
peared as a "W."
The audience of 1st through
6th graders snickered at this
little one's mistake. But she
had no idea they were laughing


at her, so she stood tall, proud-
ly holding her "W."
Although many teachers
tried to shush the children, the
laughter continued until the
last letter was raised, and we
all saw it together. A hush came
over the audience and eyes be-
gan to widen. In that instant,
we understood the reason we
were there, why we celebrated
the holiday in the first place,
why even in the chaos, there
was a purpose for our festivi-
ties.
For when the last letter was
held high, the message read
loud and clear:


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The Wellborn outback is
* famous for its laid-back,
country lifestyle, but never
let it be said that it is with-
out its own style of ameni-
ties. Of course its more met-
ropolitan neighbors, Live
Oak and Lake City, have
lots of'citified amenities to
offer, but I believe that
more is not always better.
And yes, while its true the
outback has no restaurants,
banks, movie theaters, ma-
jor grocery stores, shopping
malls, liquor stores, or traf-
fic jams, we in the outback
possess a quality of life that
cannot be found in any of
the above. The outback citi-
zenry is a family ... a fami-
ly that not only rejoices to-
gether, we are a family that
also weeps together ... and
this past week we did some
of both.
Condolences to the family
of Susie Stansel, who
passed away on, Saturday,
Dec. 17, after a long illness.


Miss Susie was born on Jan.
4, 1920 in McAlpin, but
lived most of her life in
Wellborn. She was a fine
Christian lady, a real sweet-
heart of a person, who loved
everybody she came in con-
tact with. She could make
the best chicken and
dumplings and coconut cake
anyone was ever blest to
eat. She and her late hus-
band, Leonard Stansel, were
big supporters of the Well-
born Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. Mr. Leonard, who
passed away ,on April 15,
1994, also-served as Well-
born's Post Master for many
years. Miss Susie will be
greatly missed by her
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friends in the Wellb
back. May the fami
lace come from the
above.
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of out- Friday, Dec. 16, in the
yorn out- church fellowship hall. The
ily's so-hall had been beautifully
heavens decorated in.colors of silver
and red for the occasion,
senior
I class at and dining tables were
Churchlass atdraped i tth white linen
table cloths and accented'
with 'candles and seasonal
greenery centerpieces.
I -Catered by Jason Sapp. 4"
invited guests dined on a
scrumptious buffet of ham
or turkey\ and dressing. Veg-
etable side-dishes and
desserts were pro\ ided by
the members of the senior
adult Sunday school class.
Dbor prizes were given out
during the "night's festivi-
ties, with special gifts given
to Doris Xilson. class sec-
retary, and Pasco Jarvis,
who makes sure ffesh coffee
is available for all his Sun-
day classmates. Doris re-
ceived a beautiful Christ-'
mas cactus and Pasco re-
b cei\ed,a gift certificate to,
Shoney's.
Jimmie Davis and Mary


Carroll were united in mar-
riage on Dec. 17, 1955 in
Anderson, S.C. On Satur-
day, Dec. 17, 2005 Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmie Davis celebrat-
ed their 50th wedding an-
niversary. They renewed
their v.edding vows in the
ello' ship hall at Wellborn
Baptist Church in Wellborn,
Dr. Donald Minshevw. senti'r
pastor of Wellborn Baptist
Church. officiated their re-
newal ceremony. It was a
surprise party that Jimmie
and Mary knew nothing
about, but, with the help o'f
all their family and friends,
it turned out 'to be a mar-
velous celebration. Jimmie
and Mary's adopted family,
Celia and Bob Graham and
their children, planned it all,
and with the help of church
members, friends and fami-
ly, from South Carolina,
things went swimmingly.
Especially as Delores and
Ranmond Key invited the
unsuspecting couple t')-I go
shopping ut ith tm in Lake
City for what was to be just


a short time. But it seems
that Miss Mary g6t into the
spirit of Christmas shopping.
and \. anted to shop until she
dropped. So it took some
persuasion to convince
Mary to give up her mall ad-
venture. Things turned out
swell in the end. Especially
when Mary saw her sister,
Margaret Turner of Belton,
S.C., and niece and nephew-
in-law, Sandra and Wayne
Heney. of Anderson, S.C. in
the crowded fellowship hall.
Lots of tears, smiles, hugs
and kisses were enjoyed by
e- erx one, along with a ban-
quet of delicious foods,
punch, and beautiful wed-
ding cake the was prepared
for the occasion.
Its time ... pray for our
troops and their families ...
help the wayfaring stranger
and your neighbor in need;
... remember ... love is tru-
ly the best gift of all .. soI
in this season of celebration
ma.urGd bless each of
you with love and happi-
ness.


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Florida's small-business
owners said sales and profits
were weaker this quarter, but
they're still very positive
about prospects over the next
few months, according to the
Florida Small-Business Con-
ditionsSM. The report's data,
which was released today by
the National Federation of In-
dependent Business/Florida,
provides an overview of small-
business conditions within
Florida and compares them
with neighboring states.
A net 44 percent (positive
percent minus negative per-
cent) of respondents said sales
were "good" over the last
quarter, down from a net 53
percent in September. A net 28
percent said profits were
"good," below September's
net 38 percent reading. De-
spite the slippage, a net 68 per-
cent said prospects' over the
next fewi months look "good,"
which was the highest reading
among six.Southeast states and
No. 2 among 26 states in the
survey group.
A -poorer business < environ-
'ment countered this optimism,
with, a net 25 percent saying
the state's business environ-
ment-i which includes govern-
ment officials, bankers, media
outlets and community organi-
zations is supportive\e" That
reading was last among the six
Southeast states, but still a re-
spectable No. 12 in the nation-
al survey group.
"Florida's small-business
owners seem ready to Uncork
the champagne bottle this hol-
iday season, but they've decid-
ed to wait another ear until
they see greater comilitment
to real reforms from o~r state
leaders." NFIB Florida Assis-
tant 5tate Director Pat'ck.Ar-
rington said. "Florida .eptre-
preneurs recognize business
conditions are. good, but they
also know more. action and
less token rhetoric from our
leaders \% would go a long way in
improving .heir situation and
enhancing job creation."
Arrington pointed to the
business environments, in
Georgia and South Carolina,
which ranked No. 2 and No. 4,
respectively, among the surn ev
group, and noted that those
states recently passed mean-
ingful legal reform and eco-
nomic packages for small
business. Boding, well for
Florida, Arrington 'said, is that ,
a net 50 percent of respondents
said business conditions ini
their market area are "good."
which was the No. 4 reading,
among 26 states, trailing only
Virginia (net 53 percent) in the
Southeast.
By region, business condi-
tions were best in North Flori-
da (net 63 percent said
"good"), followed by Central
Florida (net 57 percent), Tam-
pa/West Coast (net 53 percent)
and the Gold Coast (net 39
percent). The business envi-
ronment was best in North
Florida (net 35 percent said
"supportive"), followed by
Central Florida (net 29 per-
cent), Tampa/West Coast (net
28 percent) and the Gold Coast
(net 18 percentt. ,


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Anna Miller Circle spreads Christmas cheer


The Anna Miller (AM .C) Cir-
cle presented Suwanne(. Health
Care Center and Jaspe i Health
Care Center 239 gifts b >ags Dec.
14. The bags were asse inbled by
the club's members an< i decorat-
ed by Anna Miller Pres ;ident Ter-
ri Johnson's eight grace le class.
In the bags were tc jiletries in-
cluding hand lotion, s oap, sham-
poo, Kleenex, tooth i paste, tooth
brushes, chap stick and combs.
The bags also contained Christ-
mas cards and w arm, fuzzy
socks.
AMC chairpej son Alyce
Brown said.Wal-M art donated a
$25 gift certificate, a toward the
socks.
"We spent more than $360 for
socks alone," Brown said.
"Everything toge their almost to-
taled $800."
The items fber the residents
were purchased at Wal-Mart,
CVS, local hotels and several
dollar stores.
The Anna Miller Circle's
main fund-raisxer is Bingo. Other
fund-raisers include car washes,
yard sales andC flee market sales.


Anna Miller Circle President Terri Johnson, left, shares a little
Christmas cheer with a Suwannee Health Care resident.
Photo: Vanessa Fultz


BACK ROW FROM L TO R: Anna Miller Circle AMViC chairpeisonr Alice Browin, AMC member Roger
Brown, AMC Treasurer Carol Anderson, Mayor Sonny Nobles, AMC President Terri Johnson and'
AMC member Helen Pratt. AMC members and officers and Mayor Nobles pose with residents at
Suwannee Health Care Center. Photo: Vanessa Fultz


Anna Mllier Circle mernter Helen Pratt, right, reads a Christmas card to a Suwannee Health Care Mayor Sonny Nobles, left standing, and.Anna.Miilerr Circle bhairpersnh Alyce Brown give Christmas
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performs

The Community Chorus
of North Florida Community
College performed a com-
munity Christmas concert
Dec. 4 at the Madison 0.-
Church of God.
The program focused on
the theme of Christmas
while encompassing a broad -'- .
variety of muisic-different '.!
styles, different eras, both -
sacred and secular, from
choral arrangements of fa-
miliar carols to lesser known
but highly moving Christ-
mas choral works by out-
standing master composers
of our Western heritage.
Songs performed, included
Gloria in Excelsis Deo, We
Wish You a Merry Christ-
mas, Do You Hear.What I
Hear? and Hallelujah Cho-
rus among others.
Members of the Commu-
nity Chorus are: sopranos:
Dolly Ballard (Madison), Ja-
nis Courson (Jefferson),
Danielle Fries (Suwannee),
Glennis McMillan (Taylor),
Katie Blalock (Suwannee),
Emily Bass (Taylor); Altos NFC OMMU
Linda Gibson (Madison),
Amber Harris (Madison), tured, Ge
Rebecca McCauley iMadi-
son), Barbara McCaule',
(Madison) and Sarah
Copeland (Madison); tenors.
David Fries ISuir\annee).
Lowell Hid. (Madison):
Basses George NMcMillan
(Taylor). Russell Courson
(Jefferson1. Kirk Pitiman
(Madison) and Doug
Thomas iSuvannee.
The NFCC Communit
Chorus, co-directed b% Dr.
Rebecca Burkart and Dr
Arnold Burkart. Is open o .
NFCC students and citizens .
from Madison. Jefferson.
Suwvannee. Taylor. Hamilton
and Lafa\ette counties.
For information on joining
the chorus, contact Dr Re-
becca Burkart at 850-973- HOLIDAY CONC
1643 or e-mail ca McCauley, Ba
BurkartR@nfcc.edu.


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NITY CHORUS: Members performing Dec. 4 at the Madison Church of God are pic-
orge McMillan, Kirk Pittman, Russell Courson and Doug Thomas. Photo: Submitted


;ERT: Performing in the NFCC Community Chorus Dec 4 are pictured, I two Rebec-
arbara McCauley, Amber Harris, Linda Gibson and director Arnold Burkait.
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No holiday



weight

"There is a way to enjoy the

festivities without h having to

make a New Year's ro. ution

to lose weight."- Meredih Taylor


By Meredith Taylor,
Suwannee County
Extension Service
It's holiday time! It's a
time when most of us think
it's a time to eat, drink and
be merry. It seems like
you're not celebrating the ;
holidays the way they are
supposed to be celebrated
unless you "indulge." There
is a way to enjoy the festiv-
ities without having to
make a New Year's resolu-
tion to lose weight.
Here is a list of tips' to
keep your holidays healthy:
If you go to a party, take
a low calorie food that you
will enjoy, such as fruit sal-
ad or vegetables with a low-
calorie dip.. Eat a healthy
snack before you go to, the
party so you're not as
tempted to overindulge. ,
Eggnog is a holiday fa-
vorite. Eggnog can have
more than 300 calories and"
.19 grams of fat in eight.
ounces. Choose to make a
low calorie version using
low fat milk. If you make
your own, leave out the raw
eggs. The last thing you
need to deal with during the
holidays is a case of salmo-
nella.- Watch portion sizes.
Many holiday goodies are


tempting b because it's our
only oppor unity to enjoy
those kinds, f foods. Take a
small portion a and savor it.-
Eat and (hew slowly!
You'll get full faster and
you may e yen enjoy it
more.* If you" want dessert,
take only a h hlf portion to
save extra calhries.- If you
do find that ycu ate a little
too much on orie day, make
up for it by being more
calorie-consciotis the next
few days.* Be i.ctive! You
can enjoy outdoor games
with friends and 'family and
burn calories while you are
having fun. Try' taking a
family walk.* Fihally, in-
stead of making food the
priority, plan on spending a
special time with family ,
members or frier1ics. Food
isn't the only thing:' to' savor
during the holidays.Don't
let added holiday pounds be
an unwanted "gift" this hol-
iday season. Practice
healthy habits and you can
ring in the New Year feeling
healthy.
Meredith Ti,'l, ,; CED
Suwannee County
Extension Service
1302 Eleventh Stree:t, SW
Live Oak, FL. 32064
386-362 .2771


Flood Information Phone Line
Current river levels, rainfall readings and crest pri: dic-
tions aie'axailable on the Suv.'annee River Water Nlan.age-
ment District's 24-hour \oice recording at 386-362-66'26
or 800-604-22 72 (toll-free in Florida). You can use our
station eut.ension codes to go direct. to yotur real-tinme
ri\er le\el nirmtoring -tation-. of interest. The recording
is updated on weekends during flood events. You inii,t
also go to SRW\MD's Web site at \\ ww.mysuwaunceri'-
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UF experts answer


By: Chuck Woods
352-392-1773, ext. 281
Source(s): Hank Cothran
352-392-1845, ext.. 409;
David Mulkey 352-392-1826,
ext. 406; Allen Wysocki
352-392-1826, ext. 403
"Take This Job and Shove
It" is the title of a 1977 hit
song about the frustrations of
people who lack control over
their work life. Now, for
those who dream about being
their own boss, three Univer-
sity of, Florida economists
have come up with a list of
frequently asked questions to
help aspiring entrepreneurs.
"No matter what kind of
business you want to start,
there are at least 10 important
questions that need to be an-
swered right up front," said
Hank Cothran, an associate
in UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
"These basic questions mea-
sure your readiness to own
and operate a business.".
Cothran, the lead author of'
"Ten Frequently Asked Ques-
tions for Small Business
Start- Ups," developed the
publication in cooperation
with David Mulkey, a profes-
sor in UF's food and resource
economics department, and
Allen Wysocki, an assistant
professor in the department.
The complete document is
available at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/F
E571.
"The 10 basic questions are
really just the beginning of a
long series of questions that
must be addressed by any
new business owner,"
Cothran said. "In addition,
they will also need answers
about insurance, intellectual
property issues, employee is-
sues and independent con-
tractors.".
Question No. 1: Do I have
what it takes to operate a
business? To answer this,
make an honest assessment
of your. own motivation, tal-
ents, skills and experience,
Cotliruo said. For example .
can \ o'u \ork alone? Are \ou
willing to take risks? Can


you make good management
decisions? Do you have the
physical and emotional sta-
mina to run a business? Do
you get along well with oth-
ers?
"Because few people have
all the desirable qualities,
look for ways to compensate
for your weak areas, such as
taking classes, finding a men-
tor, hiring capable people or
adding a partner with the nec-
essary skills," Cothran said.
Question No. 2: What kind
of business should I start?
Consult with local experts
and other business owners of
the product or service you
want to offer, and check with
potential customers to see if
they are willing to pay for it.
Find out what kind of busi-
ness is best for you.
Question No. 3: What do I,
do first? Once you have de-
cided that starting a business
is the right step for you and
you have a doable business
idea, think about a name and
location for the business.
Register your business with
the proper authorities, obtain
the necessary licenses and
permits,',and develop produc-
tion schedules and marketing
and pricing plans.
Question No. 4: How
should I organize my busi-
ness? Most small businesses
are formed as sole proprietor-
.ships, in which business in-
come is treated the same, as
personal income for tax pur-
poses. A significant disad-
vantage is that you, the own-
er, assume personal liability
for the. actions of the busi-
ness. Other types of business
organizations in Florida in-
celude general and limited
partnerships, corporations,
and limited- liability compa-
nies. For information on
ways to organize a business,
visit the Florida Department
of State's Web site at
http://ww .w .
dos. state.fl.ius/startbus/in-
dex.html. Other important in-
formation is available at the
main DOR 'Web' site at
http://myflorida.co m/


questions
dor/businesses.
Question No. 5: What per-
mits or licenses do I need?
Licensing and permitting
regulations vary with the
type of business and the city,
county and state where the
business is located. Some
businesses face minimal li-
censing requirements while
others are tightly, controlled.
In some cases, you as an indi-
vidual and the business itself
must have separate licenses.
Sources of information in-
clude UF county extension
offices, the, city or county
clerk's office, small business
development centers and the
local chamber of commerce.
Also, check with the Service
Corps of Retired Executives,
the Small Business Adminis-
tration and Enterprise Flori-
da. Obtain the proper zoning
permit before opening your
business. If businesses are
prohibited in the area where
you'd like to locate your
business, learn if there is a
waiver provision or if the or-
dinance can be changed.
Without the necessary permit
or waiver, local authorities
can close your business ini-
mediately. As the owner, you
may face civil and/or crimi-
nal penalties. "Even with
proper permits, maintaining
good relations with neigh-
bors is good business,"
.Cotlian said. "City and
county authorities are cau-
tious about allowing a busi-
ness to operate in residential
areas. They want to avoid
problems with traffic, noise,
fumes, signs, or parking."
Most Florida businesses need
sales and use tax permits,
which are available from the
Florida Department of Rev-
enue's Web site at
http://www.myflorid a.c
om/dor/taxes. Ini addition to
the sales and use tax permit,
there is an Employer Identifi-'
cation Number (EIN) issued
by the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice. Sole proprietors who
hiate no employees can use
their personal Social Security
number. All other businesses


for small business start-ups


must obtain an EIN.
Question No. 6: How do I
get people to buy my product
or service? Sales happen be-
cause of marketing, which
identifies customers and
what they want to buy. Mar-
keti.ng involves six issues,
ranging from the product and
how it is produced to pricing,
promotion, distribution and
customer perception of the
product or service.
Question No. 7: Why do I
need a business plan? Devel-
op a plan for yourself as well
as your partners, investors
and bankers. The plan should
identify the product or ser-
vice, the market,, the manage-
ment team, where the busi-
ness will operate and your
business experience. The
plan should include a market
study, promotional strategies,
current and projected balance
sheets, income .statements
and cash flow analyses. It
outlines how, when and
where financial support will
be obtained and how loans
made to the business will be
repaid. The plan provides
general operating informa-
tion, along with information
about where the business is
now, where it has been and
where it is going.
Question No. 8: What are
.the alternatives to help me fi-
nance my business? Commit-
ment of personal funds is of-
ten the first financing step. It
is an indicator of how serious
you -are about the business
and conveys your confidence
to investors. Personal invest-
ment sources of capital in-
clude savings, current cash
flow, second job income,
home equity or equity from
other property or, assets, re-
tirement accounts, personal
lines of credit and personal
credit cards. All of these op-
tions have risks. "In addition
to personal funds, family
members and friends may be
,a source of financial help,"
Cothran said. "Remember
that successful loans, from
friends or 'relati %es begin
with a contract that clearly


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SMALL BUSINESS START-UPS: Hank Cothran, an economist with the
University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says
people who want to start a business need to answer basic questions
about their readiness to own and operate their own business. He is the
lead author of "Ten Frequently Asked Questions for Small Business
Start-Ups," a document that is available at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE571. UF/IFAS Photo: Marisol Amador


defines the amount of the
loan, interest rates, and pay-
ment dates and amounts. You
may want to seek profession-
al help in drawing up a con-
tract." Other, more complex
financing options are also
available. Partnerships and
incorporations must be estab-
lished in writing and appro-
priate forms must be filed
with the clerk of the court.
Business loans can be ob-
tained from several sources,
such as commercial banks
and credit unions, commer-
cial finance companies, local
development companies,
venture capital firms, and in-
surance companies. Howev-
er, venture capital firms and
insurance companies typical-
ly are riot useful for owners
of small businesses.
Question .No. 9: What
records do I need to keep?
The records needed to man-
age your business and the
records needed by the IRS
may differ. While the busi-
ness owner is interested in
where and how income is
generated and where expens-
es are incurred, the IRS re-
quires records that will allow
for the preparation and docu-
mentation of a completed tax
return n. How ever. all busi-
nesse mnijist..keep, bac finan-
cial records- journals and
ledgers, such as a checkbook


register, accounts receivable,
records of sales, inventory,
cash receipts and cash dis-
bursements. Records must
also document mileage, mean
expenses and entertainment.
If your business hires em-
ployees, additional records
are required. Remember that
all financial records are his-
torical documents. This in-
cludes tax returns and the
documentation for those re-
turns. Business documents
such as filing of the business
name, incorporation/partner-
ship papers, sales tax per-
mits, Federal Employee Iden-
.tification numbers and insur-
ance records must be retained
indefinitely. For yearly tax
returns, keep the records for
three years after the filing of
that year's taxes. Records in-
volving property must be
kept for the entire time the
property is owned, plus, an
additional three years mini-
mum.
Question No. 10: Where
can I go for help? There.are a
wide variety of local, state
and national resources to
help answer these and other
questions. The local UF
county extension service of-
fice is a good place to start.
Ask if the office has a state or
national resonTree' directory
for small, micro and oine-
based -businesses.


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Reindeer in the black and white forest


The ultimate
colors.


"V he third grade classes of Wanda Chambers, Pam
-L.o a'lntossy, Sheryl Daniels, Staci GreaIves, Joyce
Elves bowing after a wonderful job! Snowing flower of beautiful colors. th ery an ac as, oe
McIntoshTerni Lee and Mandy Ramsey, under
the directiqn.ofSuwannee ElementarySchool
Music Teacher Susan Roush, performed a Christmas
musical called "A Rainbow Christmas" for parents and
students. The play was about
acceptance of all creatures of every kind and color'for
SI the big Christmas celebration.
I : The students performed three times, filling the cafete-
.,ria each time and helping to get the
Christmas season started with smiles and laughs, and
a sing-along time together.
Soloists singing about the rainbow "_ _._ _._"_ _



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Concert features NFCC Jazz Ensemble, Sentinel Singers


As a semester finale, the
North Florida Community
College Sentinel Singers and
Jazz Ensemble performed
Dec. 5 at Van H. Priest Audi-
torium. At concert's end the
audience was on their feet
for a standing ovation.
The Sentinel Singers per-
formed a variety of pieces
that included Festival Al-
leluia, It Had to be You,
,Have Yourself a Merry Little
Christmas and It's the Most
Wonderful Time of the Year.
The group ended its section,
of the program with selec-
tions from the musical
Camelot by Frederick .Loewe
and Alan Jay Lerner.
Members of the Sentinel
Singers are: Danielle Fries,'
soprano (Suw\annee); Emily
Bass, soprano (Taylor); Emi-
ly Graham, soprano (Tay-
lor); Ginny Brantley, alto
(Madison); Molly McCor-
mack, alto (Madison); Deb-
bie Bass, alto (Guest); Za-
ckary Blake Hutcheson,
tenor (Suwannee);, J.T.
Davis, bass (Taylor); Drew
Carroll, tenor (Suwannee);
and Ray Register,. tenor
(Hamilton).


The Jazz Ensemble contin-
ued the. program with a vari-
ety of tunes including Back
Home Again in Indiana, Java
Jive, Wooly Bully and I'll be
Home for Christmas. Vocal-
ist Janis Courson (Jefferson)
joined the band for Georgia
on My Mind 'made famous
by Ray Charles. The pro-
gram ended with the up-beat
Flip, Flop and Fly from the
movie Chicken Run.
Members of the Jazz En-
semble are: Viktor Larrabee,
alto sax (Madison); Adam
Boatwright, alto sax (Madi-
son);. Danielle Fries, tenor
sax (Suwannee); Zackary
Blake Hutcheson, trumpet
(Suwannee); Tom Philips.
trumpet "(Guest): John Lo' e.
baritone- horn (Nladison);
Mollyh McCormack, bass
guitar (Madison): Drew Car-
roll, drums (SuwanneeI;
Ginny Brantley, piano
(Madison); and Lorena
Gardner (Live Oak).
For more information on.
the music program or music
courses at NFCC, .contact
Dr. Rebecca Burkart at 850-
973-1643 or e-mail
BurkartR,'-n fcc.edu. `


NFCC SENTINEL SINGERS
CONCERT: Performing Dec. 5
are NFCC Sentinel Singers, pic-
tured, I to r, front row, Danielle
Fries; :Emily Bass, Emily Gra-
ham, J.T. Davis and Ginny
Brantley; back row, Zackary
Blake Hutcheson and Drew
'Carroll. Photo: Submitted











NFCC JAZZ ENSEMBLE IN
CONCERT: Performing Dec. 5,
pictured, I to r,. front, row,
, Danielle Fries, Adam
Boatwrighl and', Viktor
Larrabee; back row, Zackary
Blake Hutcheson, Tom Phillips
and John Love. Photo: Subrninea


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Suwannee I\ alley Humane So-
ciety, 1156 SE Bisbee. Loop,
Madison, FL 32340. Directions:
Two miles south of Lee off CR
255; from 1-10! Exit 262; take
CR 255 north h2 mile. follow
the signs.
Suwannee Valley .Humane
Society is a limited space shelter
(no kill) and depends 'on adop-
tions to free available space. A
drop-off donation is required for
any animal brought to the shel-
ter. You must check with us pri-
or to bringing a drop-off animal
to the shel1. .Hours:. Tuesday to
Saturday' 1l a.m. to 2 p.m. or by'
appointment. Visit our Web site
and see the animals that need a
really good home at w\ vw.geoc-
idies.com'Suwanneehs, or e-mail
us at suwanneevalleyvrearth-
link.net.
Adoption fee of $50 includes
spay'neuter, deworming. heart-
worm.'feline (leukemia) testing
and rabies shot. Please visit the
shelter, the animals would love
to meet you.
If you have lost a pet or found
one, the humane socierm will
help you find yotr pet. Call US
at 850-971-9904 or toll-free
at 866-236-7812. Lea% e a mes-
sage ifw\e are closed. \\e \\ il re-
turn your call. Remember to al-
%ways call your local animal con-
trol or shelters if you have a lost
or found animal..
We really appreciate dona-
tions; we couldn't operate %with-
out themri. The\ are the heart and
soul of our thrift shops' .income,.
Please consider bringing us do-
nations of clothes, household
goods, furniture and toys. We
ask that all donations be in good'
condition: otherwise, we cannot;
sell them. Thank you!
volunteerss are %%anted and
needed four hours a w eek on the
ay of your choice. Call to learn
ore.
Newspapers' and alu.
inum Cans: we have a recy-
le newspaper. bin at 305
inewood Drive, Live Oak just
est of Johnson's Appliance Ra-
io Shack. We also collect alu-
inum r cans to recycle, just
ring them to the shelter. All the
oney goes to help the home-
ss animals.
Reminder: Do not leave pets
vehicles for any length of time
e to the heat and humidity.
Featured animals for adop-
n:,
DOGS:
2843 SAMMI Ten months
brown, black and white. fe-
le. A lively lady -% Ith a great
section for life and the people
io share that life. You're invit-.
to come and meet Sammi,
o will charm you and then.
viciously accept your invitation
make her home with you.,
886 RILEY Seven


months old. tan. male Riley is
the newest addition to our clan.
He fits right in: friendly, playful
and a real dog's dog. However,
that doesn't mean he %wouldn't
rather belong to his own human
family. It's what we wish for all
our boys and girls: it's %what they
all wish for too.
2849 -. CHEETAH Ten
months old Black with, White
Female. Weil, Its almost time for
the jolly old elf to bring some
Christmas jo\ and what could
possibly bring more joy than an
adorable, sk eet narured pupp\ ?
She will make someone's
Christmas special; will it be
'ours?
2839 BOOGER Nine
months old. black with white.
male. I think he's got an uglh
name, but our Booger is far, far
from uglh: as a matter of fact he
is absolutely adorable and a,
sweetheart to boot. Give him .a
home, a w hole new life and for
goodness sake. a new name! -
CATS:
2718 DAKOTA One ear
old, black, male. If you're ever
earned to have a slinky living
fur piece to drape around \your
neck, meet Dakota. He'll be ab-
solutely delighted to cuddle up
wherever and whenever you
like. A soothing purr and a cool
perceptive gaze are part of the
package: he'll de-stress sour life
and make your heart happier.
2887 MATILDA One and
a half year old, Tabby, female.
Say hello to our brand-new and


VERY adoptable new resident.
If you've never %waltzed with
MNatilda. now's your chance, the
lady is game if you are. She
would be such a nice' addition to
anyone's home, but like most
coy ladies she'd like to be
coaxed, so come make your best
offer.
2786 WHISKERS One
and a half year old, white .with
black, male. Well, who would
suspect that such a macho look-


ing, handsome and manl\ fel-
low\ would be such a cuddle-
bug? A hard shell with a soft and
sw\\eet inside, lust like a favorite
candy. This is trul\ a lovely and
lovable bo
2855 SATIN Three
monthsold, black with whitee ,
female. Now this is a cat \ ho
has. a perfect name. A satin doll
with a personality that shines;
like the evemrng star. If there is
room in your home for a little


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LOST AND FOUND
LOST DOGS:
SKEETER -' Bishon-Frese.
lost near the Live Oak Airport.
Call: 386-362-3243 or Cell-'
3S6-688-7795.
POOCHIE Terrier mix.
black with white marks on chest
and chin. unneutered male, has


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FOUND DOGS:
TV o Corgis. one female,
beige and "white and one male,
beige with white ring around
neck Call 386-963-4218.
Lab. male, yellow with
white e tip of tail. Found US 90
between Madison and'
Greenville. Call. 850-973-
S117 or 850-673-'602.


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COMING IN FRIDAY'S SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT


Suwannee

Bulldog

soccer drops

close one to

Keystone
By Danny Hales
The Suwannee Bulldogs
soccer team took to the road
for a rematch with the Key-
stone Heights. Indians on
Dec. 12. Earlier in the year
the Bulldogs had beaten the
Indians at Langford field 4-
0. They also had faced them
in the Preseason Classic at
Live Oak, so the two teams
had good knowledge of the
character of their opponent.
The Dogs fought a hard
match but lost 0-1.
The weather was windy
and chilly. Only a few fans
were in attendance for the
home team and only a hand-
ful of Suwannee soccer fans
made the long trip to Key-
stone Heights. The tempera-
ture at game. time was in the
mid forties, and the wind
was swirling and frigid. The
temperature dropped and the
wind grew in force through-
out the game, making for a
very uncomfortable night.
Play was even for the first
19 minutes. Suwannee and
Keystone both had a few ad-
vances, but defenses seemed
to be dominating the play.
Suwannee had a couple of
thrce- free I.1ck-_i n ti lme
period, but were unable to
take advantage of the fouls
committed by the Keystone
defense. With just under 20
minutes left in the half,
Keystone was awarded a
throw in after the Suwannee
defense had booted the ball
out of play. The subsequent
through ball off the throw in
found an open Indian about
20 feet away from the net.
The Keystone player quick-
SEE BULLDOG, PAGE 3B


BKmr Veacd
FISHING
REPORT
Trout are tough .
we need several days of
warming trend to give
the trout a .boost.
Grouper are easy, if
you can get out there?
I saw one guy clean-
ing two reds Saturday
afternoon and he had
four on board . I
think? . .looked like
they had fished hard
for them.
Mickey, Wheeler
fished over six hours
Saturday for one keep-
er-trout, one short and
one blue in the morn-
ing, then had two keep-
ers fishing in the after-
noon. Sunday, Mickey
said there was a 50-
minute bite . .) (50
minutes) and they
caught a limit, threw
back five or -six more
over 20 inches --then,
bang! it was over as
soon as it started, no
strikes for the next
three hours...
Water temps are
around 50 degrees or
just below. We need
some warmth . .
Offshore: Billy Pil-
low of the Team
A Triple Fish and


Lady ogs pick up two district win's

Janet Schrader-Seccafico
SDemocrat Reporter
Suwannee girls basketball is having one of their best ____
seasons in a long time. Clently-, the girls stand at 500
with five wins and five losses. The Lady Dogs are 3-2 in
district play after winning two recent district matches inI
the Dog House. Suwannee beat Ridgeview Monday,
Dec. 12 48-40 in a great game. Then on the following .7
night, Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Lady Dogs beat Baker 51- mam


37.
The Lady Dogs controlled the. entire game against
Baker. Every Suwannee player got court time after the
Lady Dogs were up 19-3 at the end of the first period.
Suwannee continued the pounding ending 26-13 at the
half.
The Baker girls never gave up. The Lady Dogs re-
mained up by 16 points throughout the game and the fi-
nal score was 51-37.
The JV Lady Dogs also won their Baker game taking
home a 35-17 win. The JV lost the Ridgeview game 27-
35.
Cheretta Ross led the scoring against Ridgeview with
21. Shasmin Montigue had nine points, Jasmine Jeffer-
son scored eight points. Laronda Butler, Shalisa Cuyler
and Dominique Reed scored three. Nichole Stallings and
Lacy Smith scored two points each. Brittany
Oneal led the scoring for the JV against Ridgeview.
Oneal had 11 points. Ashley Cato and Chelsea Jones
scored four points. Lacey Tooten scored two and
Donasha Tharpe and Deanea McMillian scored one each.
Against Baker Charetta Ross led the scoring with 14
points. Shasmin Montague had eight points.
Angela Jelks had seven points along with Jasmin Jef-
ferson. Laronda Butler scored six points. Shalisa Cuyler
scored three points along with Nichole Stallings. Do-
miniqup Reed had two points and Lacey Smith scored
one point.
Brittany Oneal led the JV girls with 20 points.


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SEE LADY, PAGE 2B


Girl's weightlifting


wins first match


of the season


)ominique Reed and #11 Jasmine Jefferson fight for the rebound under the basket against Baker.
S- Photo: .Il i h '-i ,: ,if':'


Suwannee defeats Jefferson

County on the road

Suwannee 74-69


Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter


cording to coach Chris Martello, the story came
,at the free-throw line. Jefferson shot 35 free
throw with Suwannee shooting only 18. The,
good thing was Jefferson only hit 15 out of the


The Bulldogs traveled to Jeffersorn Count) 35,. missing 20, 43 percent, the Do.s hit 50
Monday. Dec. 12. It was a good road trip for the
Dogs. They came home with a '4-69 in.Ac- SEE SUWANNEE, PAGE 3B


DANIELLE SMITH TAKES FIRST IN THE UNLIMITED: Smith is a re-
turning lifter from the 2004-05 season. Smith is a state qualifier and
took home first against Union County. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Suwannee girls weightlifting hosted Union County in the first
match of the 2005-06 season. Suwannee took the win 45-20 even
though they had two empty weight classes.
Coach Jimmy Clay said there were no lifters for Suwannee in
the 101 and 110 weight class.
Megan Jansen took first
place in the 129 class.
Dixie Poppel took first
in the 139 class. Alex
See m r J'. Camunas took first in


SEE KEATON,
PAGE 5B


SEE SUWANNEE,
PAGE 4B


Nate Herring goes up for two on his way to a game-high 18 points against Jefferson County.
Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


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Lady
Continued From Page 1B
The girls are finished until
after the Christmas break.


The next home game is Jan. 9
against Bradford. The JV
play at 5:30 p.m. with the
varsity Lady Dogs hitting the


court at 7 p.m. Come out and
watch some great basketball.
Go Lady Dogs!
Janet Schrader may be


reached by calling 1-386-
362-1734 ext. 134 or by
mailing janet.schrad-
er@gaflnews.com


#20 Shasmin Montique scored nine points against Ridgeview and
eight points against Baker. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


CHERETTA ROSS GOES UP FOR TWO: Ross was the high-point scorer in both the Ridgeview and Baker wins for the Suwannee Lady
Dog basketball team. Ross scored 21 against Ridgeview and Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico 4
#22 Dominique Reed passes. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


#25 Laronda Butler under the basket fights for the rebound #3 Angela Jelks and #1,1 Jasmine Jefferson fight for the ball.
against Baker. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico #12 Nichole Stallings Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


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Lady Dogs pick up



two district wins


Suwannee


Continued From Page 1B
percent of their free throws,
making nine.
"We're very inconsistent
right now," Martello said.
"We are missing a 'learning'
attitude. We play hard, we
have to learn to play smart
every time we take the floor,
in practice as well as games.
If we get better at being 'stu-


dents of the game,' and that's
a big IF, we could be very
good by the end of the season.
That type of 'learning ap-
proach' to the game is a deci-
sion each member of the team
must make."
The Dogs had four players
in double digits while Jeffer-
son had five and two players
with 10 points each. Nate Her-
ring led the scoring with 18.


Dustin Doe scored 17. Mario
Hawthorne scored. 15 and
Jevon Smith scored 11. Keith
Brown had six points, Ryan
Hight had four and T.J. Brin-'
son had two points.
Coach Martello and the
Dogs head off to Tampa for a
big Christmas tournament
over three days Dec. 20-22.
"We hope to have fun play-
ing next week in Tampa,"


Martello said. "My challenge
is to get the guys to continue
to learn the things that are pro-
ductive and do those things as
well as to know the things we
do that are counterproductive
and avoid those poor deci-
sions."
Janet Schrader may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 134 or by mailing
janet.schrader@ gaflnews. coin.


#11 Shalisa Cuyler shoots. Cuyler scored three points in the
Ridgeview and Baker games. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico


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took a first in the 169 class.
Brittany Munn took home the
first in the 183. Kayla Gandi-
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Danielle Smith won the un-
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Second place winners for


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Howard at 119, Reneshia
Johnson at 154, at 169 Pre-
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and Faye Jones placed second
at 199.
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Daytona International
Speedway, famous for, its
stock cars, sports cars and
motorcycles, is also the
home to the world's largest
karting event Daytona
KartWeek by Cometic Gas-
ket on Dec. 26-30.
The historic motorsports
facility will be transformed
into a big playground as hun-
dreds--of go-karts %%ill be
camped out throughout the
infield of Daytona Interna-
tional Speedway and at near-
by Daytona Beach Municipal
Stadium for five days of rac-
ing. *
Several of today's
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Se-
ries stars made their first
,trips to "The World Center
of Racing" to compete in go-
karts including Tony Stew-
art, Bobby Labonte, Jamie
McMurray and Vickers.
Vickers, who drives the
No. 25 Chevrolet for Hen-
drick Motorsports, competed
in the dirt track events at
Muncipal Stadium and looks
back on his early racing days
at Daytona.
Was racing go-karts at
Daytona your first visit to
the track and what were your
thoughts about the Speed-.
way when you first saw it?
"I don't remember a whole
lot of it because I was so
young, but I do remember
things like riding by the
Speedway and my dad say-


ing something about would-
n't I like to be racing there
some day."
With the go-kart event at
Daytona scheduled for the
five days right after Christ-
mas, was that a unique way
to spend your holiday with
the family?
"When we came to Day-
tona every year, it was a
- family- event.- My- parents
went with me to all of my
races. I don't think people
realize how much of a fami-
ly sport karting really is. My
mom and dad always sup-
ported me and it was great to
have them with me at the
races."
Other NASCAR drivers
such as Bobby Labonte,
Tony Stewart and Jamie Mc-
Murray have raced go-karts
at Daytona, when you started
in go-karts, was it your goal
to reach NASCAR's top se-
ries and make a profession
out of it?
"When I first started rac-
ing go-karts, it was all about
having fun. It wasn't until a
few years later that I realized
there was the potential to
make a career out or racing.
I'm very fortunate to be do-
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..Music Park
O> Suwannee Lights at the Spirit of Suwan-
nee Music will run through Christmas Day,
m Dec. 25. Guests may drive through the
s park's fully lighted trail filled with grand I
Christmas decorations. Per car: $8 Sunday- <
Thursday, $10 Friday-Saturday; The park
is located north of Live Oak on US 129 at 41
the famous Suwannee River.
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NFCC Women's Basketball defeats Enterprise Ozark 74-5=

Home play continues Dec. 16-17 at NFCC's Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium
SThe Lady Sentinels basketball
team defeated Enterprise Ozark
Community College (Alabama)
74-59 on Dec. 7 during a home
game at Colin P. Kelly Gymnasi-
um on North Florida Communi-
ty College (NFCC), Madison
campus.
.. .Leading the NFCC team were
.Amy Lewis-Tallahassee, with 21
C r points; Wikneka Gorsuch-Adel,
A,,, Ga. with 18 points and 14 re-
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3 5 3 en. bounds; Monica James-Pem-
17 broke, Ga. with 15 points and
'3 3Petrina Goodman-Gainesville
-. "with 7 points and 8 assists.
Dione'shia Dunbar-Indiantown
scored 5 points and Rebecca
., ,-, ,Hyppolite-Westmount, Quebec
added 4 points and 10 rebounds.
f ,Upcoming home games are at
4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, against
..Globe College from New York
.and at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17,
.- against Neosho Community
College from Kansas. NFCC
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games are open to the-public.
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Wikneka Gorsuch, Kacy De Jones, Rebecca Hyppolite, Monica James, Mary Keidel, Laken McKinney and Kalyela Josephs; front row, Coach Clyde Alexander at 850-
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a lot of opportunities to run
on variouss racing surfaces
and at different tracks."


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"I have no doubt that fu-
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at Daytona
continue to come out of go-
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FWC approves

rules to

clarify total

length fish

measurement

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) recently approved a se-
ries of rules to clarify and stan-
dardize how anglers should.mea-
sure the total length of various
saltwater finfish.
The new rules specify that the
"total length" of saltwater fish,
such as red drum, spotted sea
trout and snook, should be mea-
sured by determining the straight
line distance from the most for-
ward point of the head with the
mouth closed, to the farthest tip
of the tail with the tail com-
pressed or squeezed together,
while the fish is lying on its side.
However,. there is no change
to the way the "fork length" of
saltwater fish, such as Spanish
mackerel, pompano, and cobia,
should be measured. Fork length
measurements are considered to
be easily understood by fisher-
men and do not need further clar-
ification.
Another new rule changes
measurement for gray triggerfish
from total length to fork length
to be consistent with the way this
species is measured in federal
waters.
The goal of these rules is to
provide a standard measurement
procedure for the total length of
saltwater fish that is understood
by resident and visiting anglers
and that may be uniformly en-
forced by officers in the field.
These rules take effect July 1,
2006.


Bulldog


Continued From Page 1B

ly booted a low line drive to
the far post away from the
Suwannee keeper. Keystone
took:the lead 1-)0.
Suwannee's offense tried
to respond and continued
their efforts to move the
ball into scoring territory,
but shots, could not find
their mark or efforts were
stopped short by the defen-
sive line. Suwannee had
chances on corner kicks and
free kicks but to no avail.
Passes by the Bulldogs
also didn't seem to be find-
ing the open players. The
Indian keeper was snapping
up the few shots that ap-
peared to' be on target.
Meanwhile the. Suwannee
defense continued good
play, as Keystone's opportu-
nities were very limited, and
only on a couple of occa-
sions did they mount threats
of promising shots.
Keystone's passes also
seemed to be unable to find
open players, just as Suwan-
nee's attempts. Suwannee
keeper Nathan Moses col-
lected a couple of good
Keystone efforts off a cor-
ner kick and one particular
good offensive effort of the
Indians. The half ended
with Keystone ahead by the
single goal, 1-0.
The second half continued
in the same manner as the
first. Both sides were ex-
pending energy and effort,


but neither side seemed to
be "on their game" offen-
sively. Defense and "ugly".
passes, as later described by
Coach Johnson, seemed to
be the play of the -night.
With about just a few
minutes gone in the second
half, a rough collision be-
tween players occurred right
in front of the Suwannee
goal. A Keystone player
took a hard fall. No cards
were issued, but the Indians
were awarded a penalty
kick. Billy Moran had
substituted in as keeper and
.he was up to the task.
Moran successfully defend-
ed the penalty kick by the
Keystone striker, and the
score remained 1-0.
Suwannee's efforts to find
an offensive opening contin-
ued. Suwannee found some
open shots, but balls sailed
over the net or to, the side.
On two occasions shots hit
the uprights, but neither got
a lucky bounce into the
goal, but rather rebounded
away from the net halting
either scoring opportunity.
On a corner kick, a set
play, by Suwannee, devel-
oped into another good ef-
fort that saw the ball solidly
stike the cross bar just
above the net. Eventually
Suwannee's efforts, that
seemed to be just off all
night,. such as inaccurate
passes, and inaccurate shots
spelled their doom.
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forts coupled with the
"ugly" play of Suwannee
allowed the single goal of
Keystone's to hold up until
games end.
Following the-.loss. Coach
Johnson, remarked as stated
earlier, that the play was
"ugly". "It was just one of
those games." Johnson felt
that the effort was there by
Suwannee, but the lack of
crisp passes and shots trans-
lated into the disappointing
loss. Johnson felt that
Suwannee had more quality
shots, but they just couldn't
find the back of the net.


Suwannee's last game be-
fore Christmas was Dec. 16
in Santa Fe. The Bulldogs
willThey will take a break
for the holidays in regular
-play- but.,attend. the C-olurm-
bia County Christmas Tour-
nament in Lake City on
Dec. 28 and 29.
Suwannee's next home
game is on Thursday, Jan. 5,
2006. .It is a district game
with Middleburg, currently
the number four ranked team
in the state. The junior varsi-
ty game is at 5. p.m. and the
varsity match is at-7 p.m. at
Langford Stadium.


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S.' .. .. COACHES TAKE NOTE AT THE RECENT SUWANNEE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION SOCCER TRY-
OUTS: Hundreds of kids flocked to the First Federal Sportsplex to try-out for this year's Suwannee
Department of Recreation soccer teams. Coaches took notes about each child that was new in the
S: .. division. Girls and boys moved the soccer ball through a pattern while coaches watched. It was
nerve-racking for the parents as well as the kids. Parents stood on the sidelines while their children
Austin McCue moves the ball through the cones and down field for the final kick into the goal as he performed 'chewing their nails and hoping for the best. Soccer kicks off Jan. 7 with a huge Jam-
tries out for a soccer team in the 7-8 age group. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico boree at the Sportsplex. Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico



Marlene Strickland named "Woman of the year il Alriculture" for 2005


Florida Agriculture Com-
misioLner Charles H. Bron-
son, today announced 'that
Marlene Strickland of ,ara-
sota has been named
"Woman of the Year in Agri-
culture" for 2005.
"As one of the state's
most popular 4-H leaders
and president of the nation's
largest beef industry organi-
zation for women, she has
done' everything in her con-
siderable power to promote
Florida agriculture," Bron-
son said. "She is a true
leader with a long and im-
pre-ssie record of service.,
Her vision has helped.guide
Florida's beef industry, and
her work with young people
has inspired a new genera-
tion of agricultural leaders."
The award, now in its 21st,
year, recognizes women
who have made outstanding
contributions to Florida
agriculture. It is sponsored
by the Florida Departmienit
of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services and the
Florida State Fair Authority.
Bronson is scheduled to pre-
sent the award to, Strickland
on February 9. during the
opening-day luncheon at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa.
Tickets for the event are
available by calling the fair-
grounds at 1-800-345-3247.
Marlene Strickland was
born in Sarasota in 1945
into a pioneer Florida farm-
ing family. The pioneer
spirit is part of Strickland's
makeup; she's tough and en-


terprising. She' grew up
v.orkinr hard, helping ,out
on her family's,c:ommiercial
cow-calf ranch in eastern
Sarasota County. The fami-
ly. raised purebred Brah-
mans and crossbreed cattle.
After graduating from Fort
Myers High School, she
married Don Strickland and
together they' started an
electrical contracting busi-
ness, Land Electric, Inc.,
and began raising Angus
cattle in their spare time.
Along the way, Marlene
Strickland also gave birth to
two daughters. .
When their daughters got
old enough, the Stricklands
signed them up for 4-H-and
came on board themselves
as volunteer leaders, head-
ing up a club they named the
Ridin' Rednecks. Eventual-
ly the girls' moved on and
went off to college, but the
elder Stricklands, stayed
with '4-H. The couple
thrived' in the organization;
they were natural leaders.
and teachers. In 1989 Mar-
lene: Strickland received 4-
H's Volunteer of the Year
Award and represented
Florida at the National 4-H
Conference in Washington,
D.C. Over the years she and
Don built a program so pop-
ular that there is now a wait-
ing list to join.
In 2002 4-H turned 100
years old. Tradition is im-
portant in this venerable
club, but' leaders like Mar-
lene Strickland know how to


keep activities fun, exciting,
and relevant to today's
young people. The Ridin'
Rednecks' recent projects
have included collecting
food and furniture for hurri-
cane victims and setting up
a pet-friendly shelter for
families displaced by the
storms.
Strickland has worked
with 4-H youth to clean up
and enhance local parks,
and she set up a workshop
for kids to learn about na-
tive plants, beach erosion,
and beach conservation.
She, received considerable
media attention when her
club helped Sarasota's Reef
Ball Development Group
sink 400-pound concrete
balls into Sarasota Bay to
create reef .habitat for ma-
rine life.
Strickland says she be-
lieves in 4-H because it pro-
vides entertainment and ed-
ucation, and because it al-
lows families to focus on a
common, worthwhile goal
and see progress. Today,
Strickland is one of the most
recognized and successful
leaders in Florida 4-H, and
she continues to pour a
tremendous amount of time
and creativity into the pro-
gram.
But Strickland has always
had too much energy and
too many ideas to confine
herself to just one organiza-
tion. Running the Ridin'
Rednecks has prepared her
well for the many other


leadership roles she has tak-
en on in her., community and
her industr\.
In 1985 Strickland be-
,came a member of the Sara-
sota County CattleWomen's
Association and the Florida
CattleWomen's Association.
She served in every leader-
ship position available at
the local level. At the state
level, she served as record--
ling secretary, Florida Cook-
Off chairperson, beef pro-
motion chairperson, mem-
bership chairperson, presi-
dent-elect, and, finally,
president. In 2000 the
Florida CattleWomen
named her CattleWoman of
the Year.
Strickland became in-
volved with the Cattle-
Women at the national level,
too. In 2005 she was elect-
ed president of American
National CattleWomen, Inc.,
(ANCW). The mission of
ANCW is to support women
in the cattle industry and ed-
ucate consumers about the
nutritiousness of beef, The
organization. sponsors two
very well-known projects:
the National Beef Cook-off
recipe contest and the Na-
tional Beef Ambassador
Program, a public speaking
competition for high school
students. As president,
Strickland made it hey goal
to learn as much as she
could about the organiza-
tion's 2,000 members.. The
year of her presidency-
2005-was a transitional one


in which the organization
took a look at how it could
"'better :phelp'oo)wonmieannt kep
pace with the industry.
Strickland traveled around
the country, getting to know
cattlewomen in every state
and sharing information
about Florida agriculture.
She met with congressmen
and senators and worked to
build up ANCW's member-
ship one woman at a time.
During her 50 years in
agriculture, Strickland has
won admirers in every sec-
tor of the industry. Those
who know her attribute her
success to her keen intelli-
gence, strong work ethic,
kindness, and sensitivity to
the needs of others. A close
friend, Dr. Tim Marshall, a
professor in the Department
of Animal Sciences at the
University of Florida's In-
stitute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences, describes her
as having "the heart of a
mother, the work ethic of an
ancient Roman soldier, and
the ability to reach all peo-
ple with the message of
agriculture."
Marlene Strickland. lives
in Sarasota and enjoys
spending time with her hus-
bafid, daughters, and four
grandchildren. Every year
she reads to local kinder-
garten classes on Ag Litera-
cy Day and conducts live-
stock tours at the Sarasota
County Fair.

Previous winners of


the "Woman of the
Year in Agriculture,

2004 Martina "Teena"
Borek of Homestead
2003 Jennie Lee Zipperer
of Fort Myers
2002 Annette Barnett
Land of Branford
2001 Barbara Carlton of
Sidell
2000 Helen Houck of
Perry.
1999 Vila Jean Banks of
Balm
1998 Nancy Gurnett
Hardy of Winter Haven
1997 Gertrude "Trudy"
Carey of Hillsborough
County
1996 Norma Stokes of
Highlands County
1995 Louve "Vee" Frier-
son Platt of Clewiston, and
Patricia Robbins of Miami
1994 Anne Wardlaw
Dickinson of Frostproof
1993 Sarah W. Bailey of
St. Johns Cdunty.
1992 Carol C: Murphy of
Volusia County
1991 Ruth M.. Tucker of
Brevard County
1990 Jeanette Barthle of
Pasco County
1989 Belle Jeffords of
Alachua County
1988 Carolyn Reed
Kempfer of Osceola County
1987 Dorothy Conner
Shipes of Lake County
.1986 Ruth Wedgworth of
Belle Glade
1985 Jo Ann Smith of
Marion County


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prize as part of its "Better
Holidays Daily Cash Give-
away." On Dec. 24, Winn-
Dixie will. announce the
grand prize winner for the
$50,000.
"What cold be better than
to go into the store to do some


holiday shopping and come
out with $10,000 or
$50,000?" said Terry Derre-
berry, Winn-Dixie director of
communications and neigh-
borhood' marketing. "The
Winn-Dixie Reward Card is
designed to reward our loyal
customers every time, they


buy groceries. This year, we
will be giving a bag full of
cash for a holiday to remem-
ber."
The sweepstakes is open to
U.S. residents 18 or older liv-
ing. in Florida, Georgia, Al-
abama, Mississippi and
Louisiana. Winning Cus-


tomer Reward Card numbers
will be posted in all Winn-
Dixie stores each day, as well
as on the supermarket's Web
site. For more information
about the Better Holidays
Daily Cash Giveaway, for
complete rules and details on
a free method of entry, cus-


tomers can visit www.winn-
dixie.com.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is
one of the nation's largest
food retailers. Founded in
1025, the company is head-
quartered in Jacksonville, FL.
For more information, please
visit www.winn-dixie.com.










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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21, 2005 U SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


Suwannee Legals
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak will accept sealed bids up to 4:00 p.m.,
January 27, 2006 at which time all bids re-
ceived will be open for supplying general
Cleaning Service of entire City Hall Police
Headquarters twice a week to include the fol-
lowing:
1. Emptying all trash receptacles, replace lin-
ers as needed.
2. Dust furniture--Desk and fixtures
3. Vacuum Carpet and spot clean as needed.
4. Clean and sanitize all Bathrooms and Fix-
tures (paper and soap supplied by City) (wipe
down partitions, & vents-clean mirrors).
5. Dust Venetian Blinds weekly.
6. Clean all glass doors, inside and out week-
ly.
7. Clean front entrance thoroughly weekly.
8. Strip and refinish tile and vinyl floors twice
year entire building.
9. Clean drinking fountains thoroughly.
10. Clean outside windows every three
months and remove all cobwebs.
11. Steam clean all carpet twice a year.
12. Clean break room-(sinks, cabinets and
stove areas) twice a month-Check upon each
cleaning.
13. Mop vinyl floors in offices once a week.
14. Clean around light switches as needed.
15. Empty smoking receptacles in front and
back of building.
16. Dust pictures as needed.
17. Dust window sills.
Contract shall be for two years with three an-
nual renewal periods of one year each.
Contractor shall have proof of Liability Insur-
ance in the amount of $ 500,000.00 and Work-
er's Compensation Coverage.
Payment shall be made at the end of each
month.
The bid shall indicate separate prices for City
Hall and Police Headquarters.
The City reserves the right to reject any or all
bids, and to award the bid in the best interest
of the City.
References are required and experience
preferred.
Envelopes containing bid should read "Atten-
tion City Administrator, Bid on Janitorial
Service for City Hall, and Police Headquar--
ters."
Robert Farley
City Administrator
12/21,28
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak will accept sealed bids up to Friday, Jan-
uary 20, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all
bids received will be opened for performing
modifications to the City's Police Department
Headquarters located at 205 SW White Ave.,
Live Oak, Florida. The Scope of work shall be
in accordance with drawings titled "Live Oak
Police Department Headquarters Modifica-
tions" dated July 1, 2005.
Work includes:
*Demolition of existing walls, doorways, and
miscellaneous equipment
*Construction of new walls, doors, and electri-
cal work
There will be a job walk-on January 6, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. To obtain a copy of the plans,
please call City Hall at 386-362-2276. Any
questions regarding the plans, please contact
Roy Rogers, Building Official at 386-362-
2276.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all
bids, and to contract in the best interest of the
City. Bid prices shall be valid for 60 days after
bid opening date.
E-.. .":.: I 6.. :1i r:.,i, read "Atten-
,.:.,-, p ..- ,'r,,-, L .- ,_, :,.:. Department
Headquarters Renovations" and be delivered
to City Hall, 101 SE White Ave., Live Oak,
Florida 32064.
'12/16, 21, 28
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE ishereby given that the City of Live
Oak will accept sealed bids up to Thursday,
January 5, 2006 at 4:00 pnm.,at-whict1 time all
bids received will be opened for the following:_
1-Onan 15 KW 3 phase, 1956 3 cycle diesel
generator, A/C 12/208, Spec. # D14934, Mod-
el # DD149H,. Size 3 3/4 x 4 1/2, Engine
3602349, EXH # 0/0 0/0, Maintain oil pressure
20. To inspect this generator you may contact
the Live Oak Fire Department located at 200
East Duval St. Live Oak, Florida, Telephone
Number 386-362-1313. .
Envelopes containing Bid should read "Atten-
tion: Live Oak Fire Cheif--"Generator Bid" and
delivered to Live Oak City Hall, 101 White Ave.
Live Oak, Fl. 32064
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-CA-116
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC., .
Plaintiff,
vs..
LAURA S. IVERS,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated
in Suwannee County, Florida described as:
See Exhibit "A" attached
at Public Sale to the highest bidder, for cash at
the courthouse steps of the Suwannee Coun-
ty Courthouse, Live Oak, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
EST on December 29, 2005.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court this


Suwannee Legals
5th day of December, 2005.


(SEAL)


KENNETH DASHER
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/s/Arlene D. ve
Deputy Clerk
Arlene D. Ivey


In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact the Court Adminis-
trator at the Suwannee County Courthouse,
Live Oak, Florida 32064, Telephone (386)
362-0549 no later than 7 days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
Exhibit A (Legal Description)
All that certain parcel of land lying and being
situated in the County of SUWANNEE, State'
of FL, to wit:
COMMENCE ATTHE NW CORNER OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 14
EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
THENCE N. 88026'55" E., 1314.96 FEET;
THENCE S. 00011'55" E., 662.30 FEET TO
THE CENTERLINE OF A 30.0 FOOT ROAD-
WAY EASEMENT (BEING ALSO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (ORB) 479
PAGE 77 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA); THENCE
S. 88'30'57"W., ALONG SAID CENTERLINE
(BEING THE NORTH LINE OF LANDS DE-
SCRIBED IN ORB 479 PAGE 77) A DIS-
TANCE OF 308.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED
LANDS; THENCE CONTINUE S.
8830'57"W., 391.94 FEETTOTHE NW COR-
NER OF LANDS RECORDED IN SAID ORB
479 PAGE 77 AS MONUMENTED; THENCE
S. 00"06'28" E., ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID LANDS, 662.70 FEET TO THE SW
CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE N.
8820'26" E., ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LANDS, 308.60 FEET; THENCE N.
0702'57" E., 668.97 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO ROADWAY
EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE
NORTH 15.0 FEET THEREOF TOGETHER
WITH AND ALSO AN EASEMENT .FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND
ACROSS THE NORTH 30.0 FEET OF THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY;
COMMENCE AT AN OLD CONCRETE MON-
UMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE N. 8826'55"
E., (D>O>T BEARINGS) 1314.96 FEET;
THENCE S. 00011'55" E., 1322.82 FEET;
THENCE S. 88020'26" W., 563.86 FEET TO
THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE
ROAD 49; THENCE N. 2223'00" W., ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, 711.34 FEET TO THE
CENTERLINE OF A 30 FOOT ROADWAY
EASEMENT, THENCE LEAVING SAID
RI)GHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD 49, RUN N.
88*31'32" E., ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF
SAID 30 FOOT ROADWAY EASEMENT
832.43 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CEN-
TERLINE, RUN S. 0012'12" E., 662.84 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Tax Map Reference:
02-045-14E-0293100-1030
12/14, 21
,IN THE THIRD CIRCUIT
COURT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-219-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAYWARD WILSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the ESTATE OF HAY-
WARD WILSON, File Number 05-219-CP, is
pending, in the Circuit Court for Suwannee
County, Florida, the address of which is:
i.-.uwpnnee-. County,/Court Clerk, :200.Sputh
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set/forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, if any, the qualifications of the person-
al-representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE' FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditor of the ds-Adent and other ppr.
,:,,E', ri ,,a.i ,,_ .pa.:,.,r 3- T ,. , , .
served within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS-AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having clams or demands against the:
decedent's estate-must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE'FIRST PUBLICATION OF
'THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is December 14, 2005.
Personal Representative:
WANDA CHANDLER
4053 SW 90th Boulevard '
Jasper, Florida 32052
Attorney for Personal Representative:
JAMES ESTES WILLINGHAM, JR., ES-
QUIRE
1235 U. S. Highway 129 N. W..
.Jasper, Florida 32052
Phone: 386-792-7330
Fax: 386-792-2531
Florida Bar No. 263801
12/14,21


BUSINESS


Grand opening huge success


for Gwyn's Gifts

YOUNG AND MORE
MATURE SHOPPERS
ATTEND GWYN'S f
GRAND OPENING:
There were plenty of
mature shoppers
Dec 11 when Gwyn
Herrington opened her
expanded gift shop.
Santa made a surprise C... -


left, and Cole Thomas '
to whisper what they
want for Christmas.
Photo: Monla Robri .ri

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GRAND OPENING IS HUGE SUCCESS FOR GWYN'S: Lo-
cal businesswoman Gwyn Herrington, right, is shown
with several of the many customers who stopped by her
expanded gift shop Sunday afternoon Dec. 11 on US 90
west. Guests were treated to refreshments served from
silver and an amazing array, of custom jewelry, beaded
handbags, exotic furniture, Christmas decorations, an-
gels and much, much more. Photo: Monja Robinson
i SHOPPERS FLOCK TO GWYN'S
.' GIFTS' GRAND OPENING: Local
S: businesswoman Gwyn Herrington
opened her expanded gift shop
i">,; Dec. 11 on US 90 west and en-
joyed a brisk business throughout
ffe afternoon and since. Shop-
pers are pictured checking out the
many gifts at Gwyn's that include
costume jewelry, lamps, col-
lectibles, specialty candles, fancy
Sandbags and home decor,and
much more. Those who attended
agreed the new gift shop will add
much to the Live Oak shopping
experience. Photo: Monia Robinson


Lowe's teams up with NCAA and CBS Sports


Lowe's Companies, Inc.,
(NYSE: LOW) announced re-
ceniit it will team up with the
National Collegiate Athletic As-
sociation (NCAA) and CBS
Sports to support and celebrate
the college sports its customers
are passionate about. The three-
year initiative includes activities
for all NCAA men's and
women's collegiate, sports, with
an emphasis on men's basket-
ball. Terms of the deal were not
disclosed.
"Consumers' passion for col-
legiate sports is :n\ aled," said
Larry D. 'Stone, Lowe's senior
executive vice president of mer-
chandising/marketing. "Collab-
orating with the. NCAA and
CBS Sports provides a vital op-
portunity for Lowe's to commu-
nicate with consumers in a num-
ber of ways, not only through
advertising, but also through in-
teractive fan experiences."
In December, school-themed
gift cards from more than 95
NCAA colleges and universi-
ties, along with the NCAA logo,
will be, available at Lowes.com.
Gift cards ordered on-line may
be shipped directly to the recipi-
ent. In addition, collegiate gift
cards for many favorite teams
will be available at Lowe's
stores in th6 teams' home states.
"The addition of Lowe's as a
corporate partner reflects the.
NCAA's mission to team with
industry leaders who share in the
vision of promoting the value of
athletics in education," said
Greg Shaheen, the NCAA's vice
president of Division I men's
basketball and championship
strategies. "We're pleased about
the potential this relationship
holds for all parties."
"CBS Sports is proud to have


a ,first-class company like
Lowe's join our NCAA corpo-
rate family," said Chris Simko
Sr. Vice President, Sports Sales
and Marketing, CBS. "We're
looking forward to working with-
Lowe's to bring'even more ex-
citing marketing programs to
college sports fans."
About the NCAA
.The NCAA is a membership-,
led non-profit association of col-
leges and universities commit-
ted to supporting academic and
athletic opportunities for more'
'than 361.1,111.1 student-athletes -at
more than 1,000 member col-
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CBS Sports, a year-round
leader in television sports,
broadcasts a portfolio of events
on the CBS Television Network,
including the NFL's American
Football Conference schedule
and championship games; THE
NFL TODAY studio show; col-
lege basketball, including the,
NCAA Men's Basketball Cham-
pionship: golf' includingg the
Mastersa and PGA Champi-
onship; the U.S. Open Tennis
Championships, as well as select
ATP and WTA tennis events;


Southeastern Conference foot-
ball, including the SEC Champi-
onship game, CBS SPORTS
SPECTACULAR,. including
track & field, gymnastics and
horse racing, and various
.NCAA Championships.
About Lowe's
With fiscal year 2004 sales of
$36.5 billion, Lowe's Compa-
nies, Inc. is a FORTUNEa 50
company that serves approxi-
mately 11 miillioii customers a
week at more than 1,150 home
imprOvemeht stores in 49 states.
''6Ba: ,i i' ,l10 ,: dlo l ,N.C.. "ie
59-year old company is the sec-
ond-largest home improvement
retailer in the world. For more
information, visit Lowes.com.


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Volunteer for AARP


Tax-Aide


Here is,an oppotunituit, to,
help your community,. Pro-
vide quality, service.helping
taxpayers with low or mid-
dle-income with their tax re-
turns. Special 0atentioi is
given to the age of 60 and
older. The proglram i, spon-
sored by AARP In cnrij lune-
tion with the IRS. To volun-
teer for the AARP Tax-Aide
program .call Jack Wilson
386-963-5023, or Jim Earle
at 386-755-7161. Or you
may call toll-free, SSS-6ST-
S '" and !ejae ,our name
and phlohe nuinber. Yul m.,
also visit www.aarp.org/taxi-
aide.
AARP Tax-Aide is ... the
nation's. largest, free, volun-


teer-run tax counseling and
preparation service; a chari-
table nonprofit that provides
a quality service that helps
taxpayers with low and mid-
dle-income, with special at-
tention to those age 60 and
older.
AARP Tax-Aide volun-
teers are ... over 32,000 indi-
viduals who give their time
and expertise to help others;
all ages, races, ethnic.
groups, income levels and
educatiofial backgrounds; re-
imbursed on a limited basis
for qualified pLogram-lel.tt-
ed expenses.
Leadership coordinators ...
may have knowledge about
doing taxes, which is help-


Prog
ful, but not ,a requirement;
recruit. Clan and supervise
indi\ duals within a site, or
multisite locations as a local
'or district coordinator; form
and implement state and na-
tional partnerships as a Part-
nerships and Communica-
tions Coordinator; use com-
puter and software knowl-
edge to train and/or help oth-
er volunteers to file taxes
electronically as a technolo-
gy coordinator.
Volunteer As A ... Tax
Counselor. Become certified
b) self or classroom train-
ing, and by passing the IRS
exam; provide free tax coun-
seling by. preparing tax
forms and answering tax'


ram
questions; help customers on
a onq-on-one basis at tax
sites in Live Oak, Lake City,
Jasper and Branford. To vol-
unteer for the AARP. Tax-
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Earle at 386-755-7161.
Feel good about helping,
others!

WHO: AARP
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WHAT: needs volunteers
WHENi now
CONTACT:
Jack Wilson,
386-963-5023 or
Jim Earle, 386-755-7161


Serry hristas

CHRISTMAS FUN: Suwannee County Home arid Com-
munity Education (HCE) members Evie Wallace, Martha
Brown, Julie Williams, Donna Wade
and Carlene Polk admire the prizes
S' they received for completing a fun
Christmas activity the quickest as
Merry Taylor looks on.
Photo: Bill Smedley


Flood Information

Phone Line
Current river levels. rainfall readings and crest pre-
dictions are available on the Suwannee River Water
Management District s 2-1-hour voice recording at 386-
362-6626 or 800-604-2272 (toll-tree in Florida). onu can
use our station extension codes to go directly to your
real-time ri\ei level monitoring stations of interest.
The recording is updated on weekends during flood
events. You may also go to SRWVNiD's Web site at
wwviw.m ystmianneeriver.com.


Legal Assistance

Website
Legal services of North Florida is pleased to,
announce the launch of a statewide legal assis-
tance \web site at www.FloridaLaw\Help.org. It
-oati offer gtildahce ill findiii, legal aid, a .pro
bono lawyer, learning about rights and respon-
sibilities and location of courts, governmental
agencies and social services.


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This Month!
Dec. 1-25
Suwannee Lights at Spirit of Suwannee
Music Park
Suwannee Lights at the Spirit of Suwannee Music will
run through Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Guests may drive
through the park's fully lighted trail filled with grand
Christmas decorations. Per car: $8 Sunday-Thursday, $10
Friday-Saturday; The park is located north of Live Oak on
US 129 at the famous Suwannee River.

Dec. 19, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006
LCCC closed for winter holidays
All Lake City Community College (LCCC) offices and
facilities will be closed from Dec. 19, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006
for the holiday season. Upon return, late registration will
be held in Building 015 on Jan. 3-5, 2006 from 8 a.m. until
6:30 p.m. and on Jan. 6, 2006 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All
fees will be due at 3 p.m. at the end of each day. You may
also add'drop during these dates. Info: 386-754-4205..,

Wednesday,
Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 ,.
Chess gathering scheduled over the
Christmas holidays
Chess gathering scheduled over the Christmas holidays
from noon until 4 p.m., both Wednesday, Dec. 21, and
Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the public meeting room at the
Suwannee River Regional Library, U.S. 129 South, Live
Oak; Cost: No charge; Bring chess set, board or clock, if
you have them; Info: Tom Burnett, 386-362-1796, tbur-
nett@ALLTEL.net.

Wednesday
Dec. 21
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-Northi Flori-
da) staff will be visiting Live Oak and Branford on the
third Wednesday of every month so the people of Suwan-
nee County have the opportunity to personally discuss is-
sues concerning them. Congressman Boyd's staff is trained
to assist constituents with a \ ariery of issues relating to
various federal agencies. It is important to Congressman
Boyd that his staff is a% ailable for those who are not able
to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee
offices. Office hours with Congressman Boyd's staff this
month will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 ,
a.m., Live Oak City Hall, Live Oak and from 1-2:30 p.m.,
Town Hall, Council Chambers, Branford.

Thursday '

American Red Cross Infant/Child FPR
class in Lake City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; Infant/Child
CPR class; 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22; 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, LTake City. Info: 386-752-0650.

Friday
Dec. 23
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. 'Live Oak presents a
dinner theatre, production of Charles Dickens' classic holi-
day tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, "A Christmas Carol, Friday
evening. Dec. 23, at the Music Hall; Pii ate pali. bookings
available! Info: toll-free 800-224-5656.

Through Jan. 28, 2006
DriVer's license and vehicle inspection


checkpoints
scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-.
cense and vehicle inspection
'checkpoints through Jan. 28,
2006 on Brown Road, CR
252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B,
CR 25-A, SR 47, SR 341,
US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR
238, CR 135, Turner Road,
SR 100,.Trotter's Road,
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, Ck
251, CR 146; CR 135, CR
.141,,CR 150, CR 145 and
US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in
SHamilton County. Recogniz- ,
ing the danger presented to
the public by defective vehi-
cle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defect% e
lighting equipment. In addi-
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Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective means of enforcing the equipment and driver's li-
cense laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


Monday-Friday
Dec. 26-30
Girl Scouts Holiday Day Camp
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. invites all girls in
kindergarten through fifth grade to its Holiday Day Camp,
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Dec. 26-30, at Suwannee
County Coliseum, Exhibition II Building, Live Oak; girls
will learn about games, food, crafts, traditions and songs
around the world; Cost: $30 per girl, discounts for sisters
and volunteer parents; Info/registration: 386-362-4475.
Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Gala
Come celebrate and be a part of the first "New Years Eve
Gala" at Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center. Nev-
er before have we offered an opportunity like this, to gath-.
er together, feast, revel and enjoy an evening of music with
dancing. Cocktail hour from 7-8 p.m., \ ilih complimentary
hors d' oeuvres and music by Ken and Tammy Michal.
Promptly at 8 p.m. the buffet will open for a culinary expe-
rience unsurpassed in the area including desserts made to
.order, by our own Chef Charles. After dinner, dance the
night away with Ron and Maggie Chiarenza and at mid-
night, via live broadcast, watch the ball drop from Times
Square to bring in 2006. As always, BYOB and Cham-
pagne of course! Reservations only call 386-364-5250 for
more information.

VOLUNTEER NOW! '
Volunteer for AARP Tax-Aide Program
AARP Tax-Aide program needs volunteers now to pro-
vide quality service helping taxpayers with low or middle-
income with their tax returns. Info: Jack Wilson, 386-963-
5023 or Jim Earle, 386-755-7161 or 888-687-8877.

Child Care Food Program available'
Suwannee Valley Community Coordinated Child Care,
Inc. (Suwannee Valley 4Cs) announces its participation in
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care
Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate
charge to enrolled children. Parents/guardians of eligible.
children must complete an application, available at Cen-
ters: The Learning Center, Lawton's Place, Azalea Park or
Jasper Early Head Start, located in Lake City, Live Oak,
Mayo, Jasper, Jennings. Ft. White or Branford. Info/appli-
cations income guidelines: 386-754-2222.

NFCC offers RN classes
North F lorida Coniiunity College offers "N Programin
,beginning Jamn 3, 2006 on the Madison campus:; Info:-.. .
NFCC Director of RN Program ,Nita Fico, 850-973-9489 or
e-mail ficon@nfcc.edu.

NFCC Spring Term registration
North Florida Community College (NFCC) registration
Spring Term runs until Friday, Dec. 16, and again Jan. 3-4,
2006. Classes begin Jan. .5, 2006. On-line classes available.
Course lineup includes degree and technical courses in
Madison and at off-campus sites in Hamilton, Suwannee,
Jefferson and Taylor counties Late registration ends Jan.
11, i00)6. Info: 850-973-1622 or \ \\ .nfcc.edu.

Entry deadline Jan. 14, 2006
4thAnnual Miss Georgia Cotton State
Scholarship Pageant to be held on
Jan. 28, 2006
Fourth Annual Miss Georgia Cotton State Scholarship
Pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Tift Theatre
in Ti fton, Ga. Note: entry deadline Jan. 14, 2006;,Divi-_


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3, Tiny Miss-ages 4 to 6, Little Miss-ages 7-9, Junior Miss-
ages 10 to 12, Teen Miss-ages 13 to 16 and Miss-ages 17 to
23. Info: 229-388-8008 before 5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day, 229-386-5567 after 5 p.m. or e-mail mary@chick-
ashaofgeorgia.com.

Senior Citizens schedule tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens schedule escorted tours to: Jan.
20, 2006-Roy Clark, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach;
Jan. 27, Gaither Homecoming Concert 10th Anniversary,
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville; Feb. 18, 2006
"Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes," Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, Jacksonville; Feb. 27, 2006-Patti Page, Youkey
Theater at Lakeland Center, Lakeland; March 14-16, 2006-
Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Ft. Laud-
erdale; May 4-7, 2006, I Love New York-tour; Sept. 1-11,
2006-Hawaiian Adventure-cruise. Costs and-deadlines for
payment vary for each trip. The group meets the first Mon-
day, 10:30 a.m., Extension Building II, Agriculture Center.
Visitors w welcome. Info: Lula Herring, 386-364-1510.
Jan. 1,2006
11-mile hike New Years Day
Friends of the Suwannee River State Park members will
sponsor an 11-mile hike on the Big Oak Trail from 8:45
a.mr.-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at Suwannee River State
'Park; Cost: $4 per: carload park'admission fee; Note: bring
bag lunch and water; Info. Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-
5354, e-mail Labs2@urfbest.net

Jan. 9, 2006-Feb. 27, 2006
Pottery classes at Stephen Foster State
Park
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White
Springs will conduct an eight-week pottery class taught by
Jean Davidoff, master potter and craft demonstrator, Mon-
days,.6-9 p.m., Jan. 9, 2006-Feb. 27, 2006 in Craft Square;
Cost: $125, plus $25 for materials; Note: advance registra-
tion required; Info/registration: 386-397-1920 or-visit the
*Web site at wwni stephenfosterc'o.org or
http://www.stephenfostercso.org/.
Jan. 10, 2006
Government contracting workshop for
Suwannee/Lafayette Counties
Business Enterprise Center (BEC) will conduct a govern-
ment contracting workshop for Suwannee and Lafayette
'Counties at no charge from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan.-
10, 2006 at Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.,
11350 100th Street, Live Oak, in the Operations Building,
behind the gate. Park in vacantt 1o east of the headquarters
building Please RSVP at 386-362-6600 or 816 S. Ohio
Ave., Chamber of Commerce, Live Oak, FL 32064.

Jan.. 10, 2006
Government contracting workshop for
Suwannee/Lafayette Counties
Business Enterprise Center (BEC) will conduct a govern-
ment contracting -, or.shop for Madison and Hamilton
Counties at no charge from 1:30-3:30 p.m.,'Tuesday, Jan.
10, 2006 at Madison County Extension Office, 902 College
Drive, Madison, off US 90, NFCC main entrance. Please
RSVP at 386-638-9939 or 12160 SE CR 137, Industrial
Park, Jasper, FL 32052.

Jan. 11. 2006
VA Volunteer
Driver Orientation
Department of Veterans Affairs will sponsor a Volunteer
Driver Orientation at 1 p.m., Wednesda1.' Jan. 11, 2006 at
Fleet Reser'e Association, Branch 91, 5391 Collins Road,
Jacksonville; Note: bring drivers license and proof of per-
sonal auto insurance to the meeting; Info: Ron Joyner, toll-
free at 800-308-838s. ext. 2135.

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Jan. 12
Glenn Miller Orchestra swings at NFCC
Jan. 12, 2006
NFCC 2005-2006 Artist Series presents World Famous
Glenn Miller Orchestra concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan.
12, 2006 at Van H. Priest Auditorium on the campus of
North Florida Community College in Madison; Cost: $11
for adults, $6 for children; Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or e-
mail ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu

Jan. 13, 2006
White Lake Yacht and Dinner Club
White Lake Yacht and Dinner Club; fine dining with art
and entertainment; Friday, Jan. 13, 2006; meal served by
local service club-gratuity paid to service club; 6-7 p.m.
cocktail hour- BYOB; 7-9 p.m. meal and entertainment; the
dress-coat and tie for the gentlemen; reservations only-call
386-364-5250.

Jan. 14, 2006
Stephen Foster State Park offers
painting class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White
Springs, offers class in one-stroke painting taught by Lin-
da Ruwe from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006
in Craft Square; Cost: $25 includes all necessary supplies
and entrance to the park; Note: advance registration re-
quired; Info/registration: 386-397-1920 or visit on-line at
www.StephenFosterCSO.org or http://www.stephenfosterc-
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Georgia Horse Fair
Georgia Horse Council would'like to invite everyone to
the Georgia Horse Fair, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-15, 2006
at Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. On tap this
year: Charmayne James of Texas, Ken McNabb of
Wyoming, Stacy Westfall of Ohio, Jeremy Driver of Ten-
nessee and Eric Horner of Kentucky. Seminars, vendors,
cowboy church, and much more.

Jan. 18-19, 2006
LCCC to host Columbia County Science
and Engineering Fair
Lake City Community College will host Columbia Coun-
ty Science and Engineering Fair Wednesda-y-Thursday, Jan.
18-19, 2006 at Howard Gymnasium on LCCC campus,
Lake City; entries from elementary, middle and high school
students; regional competition Feb. 22-23, 2006 in Lake


City, state competition April 20, 2006 in Orlando and inter-
national competition May 7-1.3, 2006 in Indianapolis, Ind.;
Info: Charleen Kelley at Columbia High School, 386-755-
8080, Renae Allen at Union County High School, 386-496-
4811 or Cheryl Boice at LCCC, 386-754-4251.

Jan. 21, 2006
Stephen Foster State Park offers
watercolor class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White
Springs will offer a class in watercolor landscape painting
.taught by Wally Riechert from: 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Craft Square; Cost: $35 fee in-
cludes all supplies and admission to the park; Note: class
limited to. six people, advance registration required;
Info/registration: 386-397-1920, or visit the Web site at
www.stephenfostercso.org or
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Monthly Meetings


Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff Branford third Wednesday;
Town Hall, Council Chambers, Branford; 1-2:30 p.m.; trained staff visits to
assist constituents; Info: 202-225-5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff Live Oak third Wednesday;
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 101 SE White Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-
11:30 a.m.; trained staff visits to assist constituents; Info: 202-225-5235,
www.house.gov/boyd/. ',
Alzheimer's Support Group third Thursday (except December) at
3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan Center, Dowling Park. Info: Angie Paarlberg,
386-658-5594.
American Legion Post 107 first Thursday; 12-2 p.m., Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library, South Ohio Ave., Live Oak; Info: Ron Slater, com-
mander, 386-208-8073 or Richard Buffington, adjutant, 386-364-5985.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 first Saturday; 10-11 a.m.;
Suwannee Elementary School, next to the track on- Pinewood, Live Oak;
Info: Pat McLauchlih 386-362-3524 or Tanya Lees 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Mason-
ic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown Wellborn; Info: Gerald McKean, 386-963-
5901. ...
Branford Camera Club third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.;. Branford Library;
Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.'
Cub Scout Pack No. 408 Committee second Tuesday; 6:30 p.m.; Live
Oak Church of Christ, 1497 Irvin Ave. SR'51 South; Info: 386-362-3032,
comm_chair@pack408.net, www.pack408.net; Tiger, Wolf, Bears and
Webelos dens (grades one five) every Thursday; at the church; 6:30-8
p.m.; Aug.-Maiy; Pack meeting fourth Thursday; at the church; 6:30-8
p.m., Aug.-Mskits and'fun.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 second Thursday; 6
p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak; Info: 386-362-1701.
Dowling Park Volunteers first Saturday; 1100 .hours (11 a.m.); train-
ing each following Saturday at 1100 (11.a.m.); 22992.CR 250, Live Oak.
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Info: Sandy Harrison at 386-754-
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Friends of Suwannee River
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Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council first Monday; 7
p.m.; Woman's Club, Eleventh Street, Live Oak; Info: Mary Check-Cason,
3.86-362-4475.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volunteer Fire/Rescue ex-
ecutive board second Monday, 7 p.m. '
Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition -
fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton County School Board meeting
room, JRE Lee Administrative Complex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald,
386-938-4911, mcdonaldgl@alltel.net
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners first Tuesday, 9 a.m., and
third Tuesday at 6,p.m., County Commissioriers' Board Room, courthouse,
Jasper.
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. first Thursday; 6
p.m.; 204 N. Hatley St., Jasper; Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council on Aging, Inc. -.needs volunteer drivers;
home-delivered meals program; Info: Kanoye Capps; 1509 S.W. First
Street, Jasper, 386-792-1136.
Hamilton County Development Authority second Thufsday; 7 p.m.,
at 204 NE 1st St., Sandlin Building. iT..per, Info: 386-792-6828."
Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Board second Tuesday, 6
p.m.; Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners meeting room,
Hamilton County Courthouse, Jasper; open to the public. NOTE: Effective
Nov. 8, meeting changed from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to Daylight Savings
Time.
Hamilton County Riding Club first Saturday; 5 p.m., meeting-games;
Hamilton County Arena, Jasper; third Saturday; 5 p.m.; trail ride-dinner, lo-
cation announced at the first Saturday meeting; new members welcome;
Info: 386-792-2725.
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council second Wednesday;
noon; 204 NE 1st St., Sandlin Building, Jasper; Info: 386-792-6828.
Home and Community Educators (HCE) first Wednesday; 9:30 a.m.
(beginning, January, 2006 meetings change from first Friday to first
Wednesday); Suwannee County Extension Office, Coliseum Complex,
Eleventh Street, Live Oak; new members welcome; Pleasant Hill-second
Monday; McAlpin Community Club, McAlpin; Happy Homemakers-sec-
ond Wednesday; Suwannee County Coliseum Complex, Eleventh Street,
Live Oak. Info: 386-362-2771,
Humane Society, Suwannee Valley -Animal Shelter second Monday;
noon; at the shelter located on Bis-
bee Loop. .outlh eartcr, ; Lce off
CR 255, KM'di-..in-r Co untr Intol, t.oll.


Jasper Cite Council Meeting -
second Monday; 6 p.m.; Jasper City
Hall..
Jasper Lions Club Meeting -
second and fourth Tuesday, '7 p.m.,
Roosters Diner. Info:. Bob Clark,
386-792-2143.
Jennings Town Council Meeting
first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Jennings
cy Town Hall.
Hamilton County School Board

White Springs Town Council
Meeting: Third Tuesday; 7 p.m:;
White Springs Town Hall.
I Can Cope (cancer) third
Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Marvin E. Jones
Building,. Dowling Park;: Info:
Cindy, 386-658-5700; educational
support group for any type of cancer
. -for patients, families and friends.
Leona 4-H Community Club -
first Monday; 7 p.m.; hqme of Avon
and Betty Hicks, 6107.180th St.,
McAlpin; Info: Betty Hicks, 386-
963-4205; Pam Nettles, 386-963-
1236.
Lion's Club second Tuesday
and fourth Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Farm
Bureau meeting room; Info: Richard
Tucker, 386-963-4577.
Live Oak Artist Guild first
Tuesday; 7 p.m.; St. Luke's Episco-
pal Church,, Live Oak; Info: Don
Strickland, 386-362-5146.
.Live Oak Christian Home Edu-
cators first Thursday ,of every
month. Info: Tammy Baco, 386-362-
6939; strong home school support
group.
Live Oak Garden Club Sept.-
May; Morning Glories-third Friday;
Night Bloomers-third Tuesday, 1302
S.W. Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens first
Monday; 10:30 a.m.; Exhibition II
Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302
SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted
tours, prices vary;. Info: Lula Her-
ring, 386-364-1510.
Suwannee Valley Humane Soci-
ety Animal Shelter second Mon-
day; noon; at the shelter located on
Bisbee Loop, south entrance, in Lee
off CR 255, Madison County; Info:
toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-23.6-
7812, www.geocities.com/suwan-
neehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee County
Recreation Board second
Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Suwannee
Parks & Recreation offices, 1201
Silas Drive, Live Oak; Info: 386-
362-3004.
MADD Dads Third Thursday; 7
p.m.; Suwaniee County Courthouse.
Man To Man Group second
O Thursday; 7 p.m.; Marvin E. Jones
Building, Dowling Park; free; re-
rfl fl t'reshments provided; Info: Ameri-
can Cancer Society toll-free 800-
ACS-2345 or the local office toll-
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(ARA) As a new mother, what do you do if your infant suddenly
,develops what looks like a case of teenage acne or a rash on his or her
scalp? And while you're worried about your child's skin, you may be
worried about your own and the changes it experienced during and after
pregnancy. For a lifetime of healthier skin, a dermatologist a doctor who
specializes in the care of the skin can address both mother and baby skin
concerns.
I"Psychosocial stressors, such as hormonal changes, sleep deprivation,
dietary changes and the new responsibility of caring for a baby can have a
significant effect on a mother's skin," says dermatologist Andrea Lynn
Cambio, M.D., of New York City. "Hormones that also can affect the baby's
skin pass from the mother
to child,, leading to several
common conditions in baby
that can be resolved by
consulting with a
dermatologist."
Winter Skin Care for
Baby
The change of season can
be challenging for- the'
delicate skin of an infant
areaand Dr. Cambio
recommends the following
tips to prevent seasonal skin'
conditions:
.* Use only fragrance-free
baby soaps and lotions.
Apply generous
amounts of moisturizing
creams and ointments to
areas of baby's skin that
appear dry..
Reduce the number of
baths -Avoid daily baths
and spend no more than 10
minutes washing yourchild
in lukewarm water..
Use a humidifier to
boost moisture and -ease
your child's breathing
overnight.
Don't bundle children up too.tightly Heavy layers can make children
sweat, leading to skin irritation, while under-dressing can expose your
child's skin to the elements.
.Infant Skin Conditions
Recurrent diaper rash is caused by persistent wet, soiled diapers and the
use of unnecessary baby products, such as powders, creams, lotions and oils.
"When a baby has.diaper rash, parents should remember to change diapers
frequently, use a warm, wet washcloth instead of pre-moistened baby wipes
on the bottom and apply a barrier creamwith zinc oxide to the affected
area," recommends Dr. Cambio.
topic dermatitis, or eczema, is an itchy, oozing, crusting rash that occurs
mainly on the face and scalp, but patches can appear anywhere. Eczema
treatment. can include the use of an over-the-counter or prescription topical,
steroid-free antihistamine-.
Baby acne, which can have the appearance of pimples and whiteheads
along the nose and cheeks, is quite common ir newborns. This condition
usually clears within three weeks without treatment..
Birthmarks, the two most common types of which are hemangiomas and
port-wine stains, may increase in size as a child grows. Port-wine stains are
present at birth, while hemangiomnas may not immediately appear. Oral
corticosteroids can be prescribed or a pulsed-dye laser can be used to
significantly improve the appearance of these birthmarks.
Mother's Skip Changes ,
Dark patches on the face could bemelasma, also known as the "mask of
pregnancy." This benign condition is attributed to ap overproduction of
melanin, a natural substance in the body that gives color to the hair, skin and
eyes.. Dr. Cambio recommends applying cosmetics to camouflage the
condition and wearing a broad-spectrumt sunscreen with a Sun Protection
Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher to prevent further darkening of the skin. A
dermatologist also can prescribe topical creams with ingredients such as
hydroquinone, retinoids, azeleic acid orhydroxyacids.
Stretch marks develop in more than 90 percent of women during
pregnancy. "There are no over-the-counter treatments to 'cure stretch
marks, but a moisturizer may help improve their appearance and control
itching," remarks Dr. Cambio. "Women also may use a sunless tanning
product which can help hide stretch marks, or there are many successful
treatment options available from a dermatologist; such as a prescription
tretinoin cream or laser treatments."
During pregnancy, itchy, red skin is common on the palms of the hands
and the soles of the feet. The best solution for this condition is to avoid long,
hot showers and switch to a fragrance-free non-soap cleanser. An over-the-
counter mentholated or oatmeal-based moisturizer stored in the refrigerator
can provide added relief.
"For many new mothers, caring for their own skin after pregnancy is not at
the top of their list, while caring for their newborn's skin becomes the
priority. A visit to the dermatologist can put a mother at ease about her
child's skin condition, while finding solutions to her own skin concerns,"
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Market Days Advent Christian Village first Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Space-first-come, first-serve basis, $5 each; Village Square shops open;
Info: Lodge Office 386-658-5200.
McAlpin Community Club second Monday; 7 p.m.; covered dish din-
ner first; everyone welcome; purpose to acquaint members of the commu-
nity services available in the county; Info: Grant Meadows Jr., 386-935-
9316 or Shirley Jones, 386-963-5357; building rental: Kristie Harrison.
386-364-3400.
MOMS Club second Wednesday; 11:15 a.m. at the fellowship hall of
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, go West on US 90 seven miles from I-
75, and 1-1/2 miles from the Columbia/Suwannee County line, 12 miles
from Live Oak; Info: 386-397-1254,
MOMSClubofLiveOakLakeCityFl@alltel.net
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (N.A.R.F.E.) Associ-
ation third Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.; Quail Heights Country Club, 161 Quail
Heights Terrace, Lake City; guest speakers; all present and retired federal
employees invited; Info: 386-755-8570 or 386-752-6593.
North Florida Chapter of Newborns in Need first Saturday; 9:30
a.m.; St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 SW Eleventh Street, Live Oak;
join them in providing for these babies too young to help themselves. Info:
Dorothy Phillips, secretary, 386-362-1886.
North Florida Conservation and Airboat Alliance second Tuesday; 7
p.m.; Mark Carver's cook shed: 11166 100 St., Live Oak, first drive on right
just past Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.; all meetings covered
dish; airboaters and sportsmen working to keep public lands and waterways
open for everyone to use and enjoy. Info: Chris Aue, 386-658-1092.
Nursing Mom's Group second Friday; 10 a.m.; Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, Live Oak; Info: Michelle, 386-776-2955.
Remembering the Loss of Your Baby first Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m.; Hospice of North Central Florida, North Building Counseling Room,
4305 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville; open support group for families who
have experienced the loss of a baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey, ,352-692-5107,
toll-free 800-816-0596.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Volunteers
needed; comprehensive training provided to assist elders and their care-
givers receive information and assistance on health insurance and
Medicare; Florida Department of Elder Affairs; no charge for services; Info:
toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Branford first
Wednesday; 9-10 a.m.; Library, US 129 North, Branford; free; trained vol-
unteers help elders and their caregivers in Suwannee County to understand
Medicare and other health insurance programs make informed decisions on
insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs and eligibility requirements; Info: Florida Department





Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group Thursdays, 8 p.m., Mayo Manna House,
Pine Srree for Ifainlv member, and friends to show support; Info: Barbara,
386-294-3348 or Marcia, 386-208-1008.
Alcoholics Anonymous,- Branford Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.,
Branford 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8
p.m., Precinct Voting Building, Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: District 16
Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mayo Group Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays at 8 p.mri.; Manna House, Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-294-2423
or District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Trinity Group Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Jasper Li-
brary; District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702. '
Alcoholics Anonymous White Springs Courage to Change Mondays,
8 p.m., Methodist Church, White Springs. Info: 386-397-1410 or District 16
Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.,
Bluegrass Association Saturdays; 6 p.m.; bluegrass jam; Pickin' Shed; ex-
cept during main festival events; Spirit of the 'Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North.,. L.e Oak, poiluck dinner discoi.rririnued until October. Info 3S6-364-





Another Way, Inc. Support Groups support groups for victims and survivors
of domestic violence; Info: 386-792-2747, toll-free hot line 800-500-1119.
'Before You Tie The Knot' four-hour class for couples who will marry soon;
$10 per couple; reduce marriage license fee by $32.50; Pre-registration required;
Info: Clerk of the Court's office or the Suwannee County Extension Service office,
386-362-2771.
Big Shoals Public Lands -Big Shoals Public Lands began collecting entrance
fees Dec. 1, to assist managing agencies with their mission to protect natural re-
sources, in the 3 acs,ri -acrere. Cost: $3 for a vehicle with up to eight passengers, $1,
for pedestrians-cyclists; annual passes $40 individual, $80 family pass; Info: 386-.
397-7009 or www.FloridaStateParks.org/bigshoals.
Childbirth classes (free) Suwannee County Health Department; Tuesday's; 6-8
pm info .:r to register: Coleen Cody, 386-362-2708,.ext. 218. ..
Community Concerts of Lake City typical performances include jazz, swing,
and often-Broadway performers. Reciprocity Program: North Florida Community
College and North Florida Community College. Info and/or tickets: Herman Gunter,
386-362-7101; Joan Radford, 386-364-4923.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) DCF service center, 501 De-
morest St., Live Oak; public assistance recipients get help in completing voter regis-
tration applications; Info: 386-362-1483.
Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed The American Red Cross of Suwan-
nee Valley; needs volunteers; Disaster Action Team; Info: 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park Advent Christian Village (ACV) at Dowling Park;
speakari.g engagement or .i tour for your organization, club or church; ACV represen-
tatives available; free videotape; Info: 386-658-5110, toll-free 800-714-3134, e-mail
ccarter@acvillage.net; www.acvillage.net.
Experience Works a national nonprofit organization, (formerly Green Thumb).
provides training and employment services to older workers over 55 and with a lim-
ited income in Suwannee County through the Senior Community Service Employ-
ment Program (SCSEP); minimum wage-20 hours per week. Info: Lake City One
Stop, 386-755-9026, ext. 3129 for Loretta or ext. 3134 for Ronald; www.experience-
works.org.
Experimental Airplane Association (EAA) Breakfast fourth Saturday; break-
fast served from 9-11 a.m.; at the EAA Chapter Building at the Suwannee County
Airport; eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee, fruit and juice for $4.50; the EAA
Chapter sponsors two students from NJROTC to go to the Air Academy in Oshkosh,
Wis. .
Figure drawing classes with live model by John Rice Wednesday, 6:30-8:30


of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.-, 4:30
p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Advent Christ-
ian Village Dowling Park trained volunteers help elders and their care-
givers in Dowling Park area of Suwannee County to understand Medicare
and other health insurance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro-
grams and eligibility requirements; free; Info: appointment 386-658-3333
or 386-658-5329; Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-
2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Jasper Mon-.
day-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Hamilton Pharmacy Assistance Program, Sandlin
Building, 204 NE 1st Street, Jasper; trained volunteers help elders and their
caregivers in Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health in-
surance programs make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs and el-
igibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-
free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Live Oak sec-
ond Monday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. or second Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Suwan-
nee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak; trained volunteers
help elders and their caregivers in Suwannee County to understand
Medicare. and other health insurance programs make informed decisions on
insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescrip-,
tion drug programs and eligibility requirements; free; Info:. Florida Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Mayo first
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Library, SR 51, Mayo; trained volunteers
help elders and their caregivers in Lafayette County to understand Medicare
and other health insurance programs make informed decisions on insurance,
Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro-
grams and eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Department of Elder
Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders White Springs
first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Library, 12797 Roberts Street,
White Springs; free; trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers in
Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health insurance pro-
grams make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs and elieibilii: require-
ments; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 1:1.-26i2-2243,
Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Small Scale Farmers and Craft Designers Market Committee third
Thursday; 7 p.im.; Coliteurn 'etenTion office-
Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association second Monday;
7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water management, District, US 90 and CR49,



Weekly Meetings

1683.
Bridge Club Mond;, 6:45 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, Live Oak.
Info: 386-362-3200.
Boy Scout Troop 693 Mondays, 7 p.m., Shrine Club, Bass Road, until fur-
ther notice. Info: 386-776-2863.
Dowling Park Volunteers Saturdays; 1100 hours-11 a.m.; at 22992 CR
250, Live Oak.
Home Front Ministries weekly meetings; offers spiritual and emotional
support to women going through separation, divorce or a troubled marriage;
also, offers individual prayer ministry to women, regardless of marital status,
for healing life's hurts. Located in Lake City. Info: 386-754-2800 or 386-963-
4903.
Jasper Kiwanis Club of Hamilton County Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., J.R.
Lee Complex, Jasper. Now accepting applications for membership. Call for
an application, 386-792-3484, 386-755-4896 or 386-792-1110; leave name, ad-
dress and phone or contact number. .
Live Oak Singles Group Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Live Oak' Christian Churel
fellowship hall on US 129 North (next to Walt's Ford), This not a church spon-
sored event. Info: Bob, 386-9.35-6595 or Carla, 386-758-1802;
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p.m., local artist and gallery owner offers figure drawing classes with a live model; at
Suwannee High School, $5 per class-to pay the model; anyone high school age or
older is welcome to attend; bring your pencils; Info: 386-362-2066.
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville Florida's state natural his-
tory museum, near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, Univer-
sity of Florida Cultural Plaza, Gainesville; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 1-
5 p.m., Sunday; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; The Butterfly Rainforest is a
permanent exhibit and includes nectar flowers and orchids from around the world to
support hundreds of live butterflies. Info: 352-846-2000, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley a division of Catholic Charities of Lake city
whose purpose is to distribute food to member agencies for further distribution in the
four county service areas, to help eliminate hunger. These 14 member agencies serve
Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton and Union counties and have di;Lmnbuted over
250,000 pounds of food since August 2005. Volunteers are always needed, call Glen-
da Parton at 386-755-5683.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park memberships available; non-profit or-
ganization; monthly bird walks will be held every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m., meet at
the ranger station, bring binoculars and your favorite bird identification book, park
admission $4; Info: membership chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wb-
sesurffbest.net.
GED Tests Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center; mandatory registration ses-
sion before test; Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-2782; age waivers, Lynne Roy, 386-384-
2763, counselor.
Harsonhill Inc., a prescription information publishing company 85-plus
page manual; contains all the information required to apply to assistance programs.
Info: toll-free 888-240-9240 or 22425 Ventura Blvd., No. 190, Woodland Hills, CA
.91364 or www.Prescriptions4Free.com.
High Springs Farmers' Market Downtown Historic High Springs every
Thursday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.; sponsored by the City of High Springs; behind City Hall on
NW Second Street; Upcoming events: Dec. 15 3-4 p.m., From the Garden to the
Holiday Table, centerpiece workshop by Linda Hart; Dec. 22 Food, Plants, Gifts,
get your last minute holiday shopping done; Info: 386-454-3950.
Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping Hands Volunteer Orientation first
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.; Hospice of the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway Dri-
ve, Lake City; Info: Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.
Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping Hands Volunteer Orientation -
third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; Hospice of the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City; Info: Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.
Lafayette County Veterans DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge
from Active Duty" can be recorded in the Clerk of Court's office, Lafayette County
Courthouse, Mayo.
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 coverage. Info: www.lillyanswers.com, toll-free 877-RX-
LILLY.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2005-2006 Advent Christian Village -
"Live! at Dowling Park" Artist Series 2006-2006 presents performances monthly;
Reciprocity Program: North Florida Community College and Community Concerts
,of Lake City, Inc. Ticket prices: Adults $12; Students $4; Children $3; and ACV
members $8, available at Advent Christian Village Cashier's Office, Suwannee
County Chamber of Commerce and The Music Center in Live Oak. Events: Dec. 13-
"The Great American Songbook" with Bill and Susan Goodman; Jan. 12-The King's
SBrass; Feb. 11-Alfonso Lopez, violin, and Michelle Tabor, piano; March 2-Renais-
sance Chamber Orchestra; April 14-Ku-
niko Yamamoto, Japanese storyteller,
I magical mask, mime and music of
Japan; June 16-Ken Lelen, vintage mu-
sic on vintage instruments; Info: Retire-
ment Services, 386-658-5400, dgril-
lo@acvillage.net or
http://artistseries.acvillage.net.
Love INC A non-profit Christian
group; represents local churches; finds
help for valid needs; Info: Ginnry Peters,
386-364-4673, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-
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VMDA Assists people with ALS;
help with purchase and repair of wheel-
chairs; support groups; expert-led semi-
nars; Info: www.als.mdausa.org.
www.mdausa.org/chat.
Marine Corps League First Tues-
day, 7 p.m., The Suwannee Valley De-
tachment of the Marine Corps League of
the United States meets at Wellborn
Community Center; ladies auxiliary'


Live Oak; Info: Sam Bigbie, 386-362-5090; Don Neale, 386-362-4850;
Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-3256.
Suwannee County Tourist Development Council fourth Tuesday; 1
p.m.; Chamber of Commerce Building, 816 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak.
Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association third Thursday; 6:30
p.m.; Farmers Co-op meeting room; Info: Herb Rogers, 386-362-4118.
Suwannee County Senior Citizens first Monday; 10:30 a.m., Exhibi-
tion II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; es-
corted tours, prices vary; Info: Lula Herring, 386-364-1510.
Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society third Tuesday; public li-
brary, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901.
Suwannee Valley Builders Association second Thursday; 6 p.m.; Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407 Dowling Ave., Live Oak; $5 per person for meal
and meeting.
Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society first Thursday; 7 p.m., Wilbur
St. Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.;
Info: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter second Monday;
noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR
255, Madison County; Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Suwannee Valley Quilters first and third Thursday; 10 a.m.; Info: Jane,
386-776-2909 after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel Club third Tuesday; 7:30 p.m.; Hospitality
and Recreational Building, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Lake City, Lake
City.
Tobacco-Free Partnership of Suwannee County quarterly, Info: Mary
Jordan Taylor, 386-362-2708, ext. 232.
Vision SSeeds Inc..- second .Tuesday, 6 p.m. promptly; 110 Lafayette
Ave. SW, Live Oak (temporarily); directions: US 90 west to Lafayette Ave.,
one block east of Mott Buick, turn left, first house on right, across from
Gator Motors. Spiritual-Social-Educational-Economic-Development. Save
our children! Unity in Christ Jesus Empowerment. All are welcome. Info:
Otha White Sr., president 386-364-1209.
Vivid Visions, Inc. first Monday; 5:30 p.m.; Douglass Center Confer-
ence Room; a shelter and outreach agency for victims of domestic violence;
Info: 386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community Association (WCA) second Thursday; 7 p.m.;
Wellborn Community Center; Info: Bonnie Scott, 386-963-4952, 386-208-
1733-leave a message. WCA fund-raiser to benefit building fund Blue-
berry Pancake Breakfast first Saturday; center of Wellborn, Andrews
Square. blueberr'. pancakes, sausage and orange juice or coffee.
Wellborn Neighborhood Watch last Thursday, 7 p.m., Blake Lowe
Building, 1517 4th Ave., Wellborn; Info: Bruce or Jane, 386-963-3196.







Narcotics Anonymous Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; at the Jasper
Public Library.
Over Eaters Anonymous Mondays, 11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m., at Suwannee
River Regional Library, 129 Suith. Live Oak. We care. Info: 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meeting Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; at Old Nettie Baisden
school next to the football stadium.
Square Dance Vagabond Squares, Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, Newbern Road. Info: Loyce Harrell, 386-963-3225 or Ralph
Beekman, 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. Info:
386-935-2622, .
Suwannee Valley Barbershop Chorus Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Crapps Meeting
Room, Suwannee'River Regional Library, US 129 SouJi. Live Oak; Info: Fred
Phillips, 386-362-1886.
TOPS Take OffPounds Sensibly; Thursdays; 8:30 a m neigh-in. meeting
9 a.m.; Live Oak Community Church of God; Info: Barbara, 3So-362-5933,
Pat, 386-935-3720.
Weight Watchers Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal,
toll. -free S00-651-6000.





meets at same.time and place, Info: Jerry Curtis, 386-984-6755; Janet Morgan, 386-
362-2068.
Marriage? Help me! A program presented by Solid Rock Ministries, Inc. of
Jasper; at no charge to anyone. Helping to apply Christian principles to our every day
living, Florida state certified. Info: 386-792-2603.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, Gainesville Barnyard
Buddies; for toddlers and pre-schoolers; free; 3p.m., eveiy Wednesday and Saturday;
to'meet at the barn and greet the farm animals; Info: 352-334-2170, www.natureop-
erations.org.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, Gainesville Living Histo-
ry Days; every Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; free; Info: 352-334-2170,,www.natureoper-
ations.org.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, Gainesville Discover &
Do, third Sunday.of the month, kids bring your favorite adult; free; Info/RSVP, 352-
334-2170, www.natureoperations.org.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, Gainesville Who's Who in
the Woods, last Saturday of the month; naturalist-guided 1-1.5 hours walk at 9 a.m.;
wear comfortable walking shoes; free; Info: 352-334-2170 or visit www.natureoper-
ations.org.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm, Gainesville A Night at the
Owlery; each Saturday nearest the full moon; 7 p.m.; talks, songs, hikes, fires and fun;
hosted by Florida Wildlife Care's Leslie Straub; Info: 352- 33 1- 2170, www.natureop-
erations.org., .
NFCC Artist Series 2005-2006 North Florida Community College Artist Series
2005-2006 will present performances monthly through March 2006. Next event:
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra: The Legend Lives at 7 p.m., Thurs-
day, Jan. 12, 2006 at Van H. Priest Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison. Reci-
procity Program: Advent Christian Village and Community Concerts 6f Lake City,
'Inc. Season Pass-adult-$40/12 and under-$25; Individual tickets-$S 1 adult/$6 child,
NFCC student; Info: 850-973-1653, e-mail artistseries@nfcc.edu or stop by the Col-
lege Advancement office located on the NFCC campus, building No. 2, Madison.
NFCC offers ed2go more than 290 on-line courses in 30 different subject areas;
instructor-led, affordable, informative, convenient and highly interactive; requires In-
temet access, e-mail and Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explbrer; course
fees vary; Info: Suzie Godfrey, 850-973-9453, coinmunityed@nfec.edu,
www.ed2go.com/nfcc.
NFCC TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) every Monday at 6p.m. and
every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. NFCC Technical Center, Madison campus; Photo ID;
Info/Pre-registration: 850-973-9451.
NFCC College Placement Tests on computer; every Thursday; 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m.; NFCC Technical Center, Bldg. 13; Madison campus; registration required
24 hours before testing; $10 fee; Info: 850-973-1612.
NFCC E-Spotlight provides weekly information Events, current college news
and happenings delivered directly to your e-mail address; Info: 850-973-1613, Kim
Scarboro,.scarborok@nfcc.cc.
Narconon Arrowhead Drug addiction can leave an individuals, family and
friends feeling helpless and out of control. Narconon offers free counseling, assess-
ments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide Info: toll-free, 800-468-6933,
www.stopaddiction.com.
North Central Florida Sexual Assault Center, Inc. provides individual and
group counseling for victims of rape and incest; 18 years old or older, victims of rape,
sexual abuse or incest is eligible; services free and confidential; Call victim advocate,
Erica Nix toll-free at Pager Number, 800-400-7140; Info: 386-719-9287.
North Florida Workforce Development strive to help dislocated workers and
other jobseekers find employment in a prompt manner; office hours at One-Stop Cen-
ters 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; 8
a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and alternate Saturdays, 9 a.mi.-1 p.m.
Old Time Gospel Jamboree first Friday, 6:30 p.m., Lee Worship Center, 398
Magnolia Drive, Lee; free Gospel concert; open mic; everyone is invited, bring a
friend; door prizes, free will offering taken to benefit the roof building fund; groups,


singers and pickers, if you want to perform or for more information, contact Allen and
Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135.
Parents of ADD and ADHD Children support group; Info: Lea-Anne Elaine,
386-362-7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Center The Live Oak Pregnancy Crisis Center, 112 Piedmont
St., Live Oak, is open Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; confidential counseling, free
pregnancy tests, clothes for expectant mothers and infants; referrals to pro-life doc-
tors; groups and churches may sponsor baby showers with donation of the gifts to the
center; needed: maternity clothes and hangers; Info: 386-330-2229 or toll-free 800-
696-4580.
Prescription Assistance patients who need help paying for their prescription
medicines should call Partnership for Prescription Assistance, toll-free 800-477-
2669, www.pparx.org

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Prescription drugs nationwide free medication pro-
gram eligibilitr based on three qualificanons doctor must as-.
sist in application process, no prescription drug coverage and.
earn less than $2,000 per month; Lawson Healthcare Founda-
tion, a non-profit public benefit organization; Info: Executive
Director Stephanie Tullis, toll-free 888-380-MEDS (6337),
ext. 205 during normal business hours or access the Founda-
tion's new Web site at www.A2ZMedline.com.
Reach To Recovery breast cancer survivors visiting breast
cancer patients with information and hope; one on one visits;
free; sponsored by the American- Cancer Society; Info/to
schedule a visit: toll-free, 800-ACS-2345. .
Regional Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coalition
- serving Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamiltoni, Madjion. lefIerson
and Taylor counties; meets quarterly; Info: Diara Kng. 850-.-
342-0170, ext. 220.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground up-
coming events include Dec. 1-25-Suwannee Lights; Dec. 9,
17 and 23-Dinner Theatre "A Christmas Carol;" Dec. 10 Sun
Country Jamboree-LIVE!; Dec. 29-Jan 1-Wl:, Doumn Upon thie
Suwannee Trail Ride New Year's Party. Info: 36-364-16S31,
www.musicliveshere.com. .
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park-The Suiannee Ri-
er Bluegrass Association every Saturday night; 6p.m.; blue-
grass jam; Pickin' Shed; except during main festival events;,
Spirit of the Sue. arLnee MNusic Park. LUS l29NoWrth. Lit Oak;
potluck dinner thud Saturdai,. info" 356-3-164t3
Stephen Foster State Culture Center State Park. White:
Springs fir-i SarurdaL Cracker Coffeehouse. "-9 p m. au-
ditonumr. pen Dtage night uwih sorggs. ones. ,odelirng. rnusic
arid much more LCoffee andide.ertsajsailable for alk Free ad-
-r.iiior. Locaied :n US 41. three riIles from i-'.5 and nine
miles o1m 1-10 Lipcoming events: Chnstmas Festiial of
Lights Dec I10-23. Inrfo. 386-397-4331. w% FlondaS-
:.aleParki org 'siephenfoster
Suwannee VaUl.e Builders Association (SVB.A) 2 non
rofit organirzanon. is a group of approuimareiy S80 local cti-
2er. dedcicaied to building a stronger comrmunin. u hose mem-
'er '.oluteer their time '.ith a jctile inkolemeni l itb associ-
ate pnsorup ostiup f orth .hilecommun-ii, 3citivnesand axio-
cuite member of the Council for Progr4es and Suv.annee
Counr., Chamrrber of Cornrmerce S\BA donjtes t o academic
scholarsliips each Near. donates Chnrtmas gilf food baskets
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Christmas. Featured speakers from local businesses and a
catered dinner are the highlights of the evening at monthly
meetings. The general public is invited to attend and become
members. Donations of $5 a person are accepted at the door to
help cover catering expenses. For more info on joining the or-
ganization, contact Ronnie Poole, 386-362-4539.
Taylor County Jamboree, Perry times and dates vary for
monthly events held at Old Gladys Morse Elementary School,
Perry; live music, musicians from the area and from the Mon-
.ticellq Country Jamboree perform; no admission fee; tickets
sold for door prizes support the event; everyone is welcome;
Info: 850-578-2484.
The Plain Truth Diet author Dr. John Hodges offers
free vi.o-hour lectures; groups of 20 or more; Jnfo: 850-971-
2S54 .- :- *
\\anted ".olonicer po.irnon, open; Surrey Place, US 90
East, Lii e Oak, extensive seven-day-a-week activity program;
volunteers needed: calling out bingo or pokeno, reading to res-
idents who no longer see well or sharing scriptures, giving
wheel chair rides in the courtyard, helping with special events
or being a "helper/partner" on outings out of the facility; goal:
to keep re:iderts Ir. c- fulfilled b% being bu.', and happy; Info:
3S.6-36M-450t
wantedd Do >,.u like to Trja el' r-e 'Yoiu a People Person?
. If yu an... ered ',e 10 the ail-o'.e. e need ,.:u help to be a
-olunteer transportnor dnmer for '.iecrari, conirngi o the Lake
Cir, \ N Mcdical Center and rerurrung home if interested,
please call Volurinr. Serice 3S0-'55-3iClo, e'.lenionr 2135
11ild Adventures upcoming eLents include: Nc.,.-Dec
31) Christma, Wonderland. Dec. 10-R.,dio Disne,'s Jingle
Jam: Dec l'7-Crstal Ga, le and Lee Grcen'. od. ian '.,
21(.6-V\n Zani. Feb 11. 2006-Neil MNcCo.,. Feb I, 2I:6-.
W\iLter Ja.m-Ne,.wsng Nes0,h.s. Tob.,mac. Haj..k Nel.on
and Bedha.ri, Dillanr \ild. Adenrures Theme Park is lociald i
37'6 Old CI:,arnille Rd \aJdosa. Ga i-"5'. E\it 13 In:.
229-21-".iiSO)or %-A ild-ad.enture corn
W'1orld War II veterans The As.ocinanon of Sons and
Daughters of World War fl \eierans 'ill lead a group 10 Eng-
land and France during April 20.6i 10 corrnmemr,:,raic the t,'2id
annr\ersan of these hisioncal e.ienu- D-Dja lmndirLgs. Banle
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40 acres in Hamilton County MLS# 48543 $190.000
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2 SWMH rented in Columbia County MLS# 46298 $99,900
30 acres in Hwy Frontage in Madison County MLS# 46383 $600,000
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20 acres in Hwy Frontage in Madison County MLS3 46385 $400.000
Business for Sale in 3 acres in Madison County MLS# 46984 $850,000
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20 acres in Suwannee County MLSf 48281 $237.500
40 acres in Suwannee County MLS# 47042 $475,900
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FLORIDA (386) 208 Live Oak 294 Mayo. 303
White Springs* 362, 364 Live Oak 397 White
Springs* 454 High Springs* 497 Fort White 658
owling Park 752, 755, 758 Lake City 776
Luraville 792 Jasper 842 Florida Sheriffs Boys
Ranch (Live Oak) 935 Branford 938 Jennings
* 961 Lake City 963 Welborn 965 Lake City
GEORGIA (229) 219 Valdosta 224, 225, 226,
227, 228 Thomasville 241,242,244,245,247,
249, 251,253, 257, 259 Valdosta *263 Quitmar *
268 Vienna 268 Lilly. 271,273 Cordele 282,
283, 285, 287 Waycross 293 Valdosta 324 Berin
.333 Valdosta 345 Nicholls 346 Coolidge 359
Ambrose 362 Milan 363 Lumber City* 365
Rochelle 367 Baxley. 375 Hazelhurst 377, 378
Cairo 381 Douglas *382 Tifton 383,384
Douglas 385 Rhine 386,387 Tifton *389 393.
Douglas -422 Pearson 423, 424 Fitzgerald 433
Byromville 449 Blackshear 455 Ray City 467
Abbeville 468 Ocilla 472 Montezuma 472
Oglelhorpe 482 Lakeland 487 Homerville 498
Boston 528 Omega 532 Alapaha* 533 Enigma*
534 Willacoochee 535 Warwick 546 Lenox
,.549 Sparks 559 Lake Park 567 Ashburn 574
Ocklochnee 594 Uvalda 624 Pineview 627
Unadilla 632 Alma 637 Fargo 643 Rebecca .
* 648 Pitts 649 Buena Vista 683 Meigs 686
Nashville 735 Barwick 762 Whigham *769
Norman Park 775 Morven 776 Sylvester 782
Doerun 794 Hahira 824 Plains *831 Irwinville
833 Jacksonville 846 Smithville 853 Cobb
859 Pavo 863 Blackshear 868 McRae 873
Moultrie 874 Leslie 887 Richland -890, 891
Moultrie 896 Adel 899 Moullrie 924,928
Americus 929 Pinefta 938 Jennings *941
Funston 973 Madison -985 Moultrie '


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FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE
INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
133339-F


-FOR RENT-
2 or3 BR
Singlewide
mobile home,
Central H/A.
First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer &
garbage included.
No pets.
386-330-2567
133437-F


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BUSINESS SERVICES

Yard Services

HAZARDOUS TREE SERVICE
Tree removal & stump grinding.
18 years experience. Licensed &
insured. Senior discount.
(386) 590-7798 or. (386) 963-3360.


Mobile Homes
and
Land for sale.
Financed
by owner.

Ask for
Larry Olds.

386-362-2720
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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullii an (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realhor Assoc. NI. Elizabeth Elliott. Evenin2 842-2372


(1) Near City: 2 1/2 acres
with 3 bedroom, 2 'bath
CH/AC doublewide mobile
home, nice wooded lot
$75,000
(2) Demetree St.: 188' x
188' lot with a 3 bedroom
home cont. approx. 1400 sq.,
ft., new roof, 3 bay detached
carport & motor home
storage. Good area.
$125,000.
(3) Hamilton Co.: Hwy. 6
& CR 141. One acre with a
28x60 1995 3 bedroom, 2
bath, CH/AC doubrewide
mobile home, kitchen
furnished. Good buy @
$69,900.
(4) Harrell Heights: Check
out the new homes' 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.
$95,000.
(5) 1805 Ingleside: 3
bedroom, 1 bath central
heat and air condition CBS
home, kitchen furnished,
carport. Will work for
S.H.I.P. $79,900.
(6) Commercial Highway
Exchange US 90 West &
1-10: 32 acres with 815 ft
on US 90 977 ft on 161st
rd. & 900 ft on 62 Terrace.
All in grass with old Pecan
grove. Will divide.
(7) Running Springs
Bluff: Wooded lot with
100 ft. on the water,
buildable. Good Area.
$35,000.


(8) Off 225 Rd.: 10 acres
wooded, with a 2 bedroom,
2 bath CH&AC 14x70
mobile home, with front &
rear decks, 30'x30' pole,
barn, 12x20 summer
kitchen, 10x16 storage,
good fences, good area.
Priced to sell @ $126,500.
(9) Off CR 250: 10 acres
partially wood. Approved
well & septic tank. Good
County Road $12,000 per
acre.
(10) Hamilton Co.: 14
acres wooded approx. 1200
ft. county rd. Good area.
$168,000.
(11) Hamilton Co.: 56
acres in grass with scattered
trees, with 3 bedroom, 2 bath
CH/AC 2003 doublewide"
mobile home. 20'x120 and
20'x162 Quail houses.
$622,200.
(12) CR 249: Near City 12
acres +- wooded with a
small pond, 520 ft on CR
249. Good buy @
$138,000.
(13) Peacock Lake: Nice
lake lot & lake view lot. 4"
well. Priced to sell @
$55,000 for both.
(14) CR 751: 13.8 Acres on
paved road. Well, septic,
old DWMH,' in grass with
some trees. $138,000.
(15) 95th Place: 5.61 acres
partially wooded with 3
bedroom, 2 bath central
heat and air conditioned
DWMH with front &, rear
decks, 12x20 storage.
$112,000. 211543-F


Double and I
single wide
mobile homes
for rent on their
own lots in the
Live Oak area.
First and last
month rent plus
damage deposit
required.
Ask for
Larry Olds.
386-362-2720 i


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PETS:
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Sale-


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES
FOR SALE
Ready for Christmas.
Deposit will hold.
Call 386-792-2188 & leave msg.
Chihuahua Puppies For Sale -
6 to 12 weeks old, CK%- reaisiered,
Both coats tea cup and full size. With,
health certificates $450 to $550 Calk
386-330-2483
First Day
CKC Lab pup; Have health certs,
1st shots,. & wormed. Seven to
choose from. Available 12/21/05.
Deposit will hold until Christmas.
$300.00. Call 386-938-4878.


FOR SALE:. Christmas Puppies.
Shih Tzu/Peke-a-poo Mix. Have
shots & certs. 4 males & 1 female.
Ready now. $160.00 ea. Call 386-
208-4242.
YORKIE PUPPIES
WILL BE READY BY CHRISTMAS
Now taking payments.
Call 386-792-3123.
Pets for Free
FREE TO A GOOD HOME
.5 bulldog-mix puppies, 7 weeks old
4 brindle & 1 white & brown
Great Christmas presents!
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MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE AAH! Cool Summers Mild Winters
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Realty at 386-209-1766. NC MOUNTAINS Log cabin
NEW OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT $89,900. Easy to finish cabin on
Next to School Complex. Will be secluded site. Million $$$ Views
available in November. Call now for Avail. on 1-7 acre parcels $29,900-
information 386-362-2938 or 386- $79,900 Free Info Avail. 828-256-
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car garage, 2 barns and more on 5
acres. S.E. Ohio. $159,900. Owner
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East Alabama Mountain Property Tor Sale One
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Driver- NOW HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS
for Central Florida Local & National OTR positions.
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Available on 1-7 acre parcels $29,900-$79,900. Free
Info Available! (828)256-1004.

ASHEVILLE, NC AREA ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre
mountain view and riverfront homesites from the.
*$60s. Gated community, custom lodge. Near natural
hot springs. Don't miss out! Call (866)292-5762.

TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR SALE Near Chatta-
nooga. Beautiful new lakeside community. I to 5 acre
homesites from the $40s. Limited number of private
boat slips. Call for appt. (866)292-5769.

Coastal Southeast Georgia Large wooded water
access, marsh view,' lake front, and golf oriented
homesites from the mid $70's Live oaks, pool, tennis,
golf. (877)266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.


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CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANTS
Full Time: 3p-11p shift &
Part Time: weekends all shifts
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/D/V/M/F


BLAIRSVILLE, GA: 3 acres w/creek
& pasture offered at $109,900
(117291); Taking Reservations For
Lots, Spectacular Gated Harbin
Woods starting $39,900; toll free 1-
800-535-0021. Century 21 (Foxfire
Realty Group),www.C21 Foxfire.com
FOR SALE BY OWNER
WITH OWNER FINANCING:

1) 1.1 Acres off CR 349
$27,500.00
2) 1.37 Acres with well, septic,
power pole. 3 Rivers Estates
$27,500.00..
3) 5.3 Acres near Mayo on Hwy
27 $85,000
Call: (386) 935-2301
GEORGIA TAYLOR COUNTY 120
Acres $2,295/AC Creeks, planted
pine, hardwood, long paved road
frontage. 404-362-8244 St. Regis
Paper Co., LLC
Gilchrist County
West of Gainesville
20 AC, $12,000. per acre
13 AC, $120,000., 5 AC, $75,000.

Putnam County
Barton/Interlachen areas
2.5 AC, $65,000., Lake .
2.2 AC, $75,000., Lake
5.0 AC, $65,000., 5.5 AC, $75,000.

Bay County
5 acres, $35,000.
Fountain area.

1-941-778-7980/7565
www.landcallnow.com
Live Oak Land; 17+/- ac. Beautiful
Acreage, prvt entry liv, oak, woods,
fenced, pwr, phn, well srv, conc slab,
289'frntage. Frank 386-755-5183 or,
Maureen 757-410-2138.
First Day
NEAR SUWANNEE RIVER: 2.1+ ac,
114th Cir, Dowling Park. Excellent for
building that dream home, lot can be
sudivided. $261,500. Call Harold
Stewart, Realtor CBPS 386-848-
6271
NORTH CAROLINA LAND
Beautiful 1.7 acre lot in Salisbury
N.C. Wonderful views of High Rock
Lake. Wooded. Priced @ $19,900!.
1 -866-603-5263
NORTH CAROLINA LAND!!! 39
acres, huge waterway, ducks, fish,
deer, turkey: $99K. 4 acres,
pastures: $39K, rolling farmland near
Raleigh / Durham: Surveyed, perked,
by owner. For pictures call/email:
owner@newbranch.com 919-693-
8984
.SUWANNEE COUNTY
Beautiful, new subdivision on C R
349.1 mi. S. of C R 252,'right on
160th Trace. 5 & 7 acre lots starting
at $89,000.00. Owner financing..
Call 1-866-386-2376.
www.bullardproperty.com

SUWANNEE VALLEY FARMS
Beautiful 5 Acre, Tracts With Rolling
Hills .And Live. Qak-;Trees. Paved
Streets, Restricted ,;For Houses.
Lake City, Florida.' Call For a Free
Brochure. 1-800-545-3501 Dicks
Realty


TENNESSEE ACREAGE 5 acres
gorgeous mountain top building site
w/woods, breathtaking views, river
access. Cumberland Plateau area.
$39,900, Owner financing. 772-263-
3775 or 1-800-763-0085 Ask about
our mini vacation.
WE NEED LAND! Lots, acreage,
zoned, and unzoned land. Cash out
today or build long term income.' You
choose! Call us today!!! 1-800-735-
5181; 954-448-5154 Angelo; 954-
816-4363 Gene. Call us anytime.


Farm Land
First Day
Cash buyer-quick closing.
Individual seeks acreage.
Wooded or open.
Please call 386-755-7541.






EMPLOY ENT
Help Wanted
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)
www.ACVillage.net

TWO FT POSITIONS-
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

FT bookkeeper position in Finance.
Accounting experience and some
post secondary education
preferred. PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
AND
FT position for experienced payroll
specialist; 'HS diploma or
equivalent desired. PC e'.p--e ri.,:e
required. Must be detail oriented

Benefits include health, dental, life,
disability, savings, AFLAC
supplemental policies, access to
onsite ca,care ,nd fitness la,:,hii -. '
Criminal background checks
required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon. thru,
Fri, 9:00 'a.m.' until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to
(386) 658-5160 or visit
www.ACVillage.net
EOE/Drug Free Workplace


AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid training
for high paying Aviation Career. FAA
predicts severe shortage. Financial
aid if qualify. Job placement
assistance. Call AIM 1-888-349-
5387.

First Day
Caregivers needed few days and
evenings,or nights, a week call
(386)208-3311 or (386)364-5002 for
information.

Carpet & vinyl installers needed.
Top pay. Must have all legal
paperwork. Call John or Brad
at Live Oak Paint Center
386-362-7066.


CLASS A CDL OTR DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required. Health insurance,
retirement, & paid vacation.
Drug Free WorkPlace.
Call (386) 294-3411.


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


First Day
CNA-PARTTIME
Part Time CNA needed for Jennings,
FL area. Starting at $8.00/hr. For
more info, call Felicia or Gloria
at 1-888-490-9299.


First Day
CUSTOMER SERVICE/CASHIER:
full time w/flexible, hours, benefits
including pd. vacation, health, etc.
Apply in person: Howland's, corner of
Walker & Eleventh St; Live Oak, FL



DENTIST NEED TO WORK
SIDE BY SIDE WITH
OTHER HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONALS

Florida Department of Corrections,
DENTAL SERVICES, is a critical'
component of Florida's nationally
recognized correctional health
care program. We are. currently
accepting applications for Dentist
at Madison Correctional Institution,
Madison, FL and Hamilton
Correctional- Institution in Jasper,
FL

Requires FL license prior to hire.

For further info. contact: Sharon
McKinnie, R.N. 850-922-6645

First Day
Driver
CFI PAYS
PRACTICAL ROUTE MILES!
ATLANTA ORIENTATION'
*Avg. Solo Earnings $50,758.
*$0.05 NE Bonus Pay
-Class A CDL Required
Servie
HIRING STUDENT GRADS...
Potential 1st Year $42,000!
1-800-CFI-DRIVE
(800-234-3748)
www.cfidrive.com


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 Class
B CDL vw,ih ,r br'-i'.er end.r,-,.:.rnmenri.
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
DRIVER
Are you qelngi lop.10 pay?
Leading home time?
Van, Flatbed, or Curtainside?
Owner Operator/Students
welcome. Sign on bonus'
Class A req'd. Roehl,
"THE TAKE HOME
MORE, BE HOME MORE
CARRIER," Call 7days/week
$$$ 800-626-4915 $$$
www.GoRoehl.com

DRIVERS Company Drivers Solos/
Teams Class A/CDL New Pay
Package 3-1-05, Make up to 40
cents/mile & More. Great Home
Time! Also Owner Operators

Needed 877-882-6537 EOE
Oakley Transport, Inc.

First Day
Drivers & Owner Qperators-
WE ARE SETTING THE
STANDARD!
for 2006 with NEW PAY PACKAGE!
Home Weekly, Fuel Surcharge
Lots of Miles plus Much More
Call Daryl 800-274-4110

First Day
EARN EXTRA CHRISTMAS CASH
Research participants needed for on-
line research project. Great pay! No
experience req'd. Must be over 18 &
have access to Internet. Register at
www.researchparticipants.com
or call: 1-800-483-9898


UNIT DIRECTOR
The Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, an
80 bed residential group home
located in Live Oak on. the
Suwannee River, is looking for a
bright, energetic individual to provide
administration, training, evaluation,-
and consultation to Cottage Parents
who are responsible for the
.treatment and care of dependent and
neglected youth.. Masters Degree in
Human Services or related field and
2 .years experience Jis required.
Compensation package includes
Excellent salary, housing, utilities,
.vehicle, and benefits. For more
information contact Linda Mather
Imrhather@youthranches.org at 386-
842-5555 or 1-800-765-2697. Fax
resume 386-842-1029. EOE/DFWP

GENERAL CONTRACTOR seeking
self motivated individual with at least
5 years commercial construction
experience. Responsibilities include:
Material take off and general
estimating, sub contractor
solicitation, project buyout, job cost
tracking, full contract administration
and project close out. Pay based
upon experience. Fax resume to:
229-242-0441.

WANTED!!
INpUSTRIAL
HARDWORKERS ONLY NEED
APPLY. ALL SHIFTS AVAILABLE.
MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT 50 TO
70 LB. CALL FOR AN APPT NOW!!
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
386-755-1991 ,
DRUGSCREENS/BACKGRD REQ.



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Work!


MOWING BUSH HOGGING
AND MUCH MORE *

FREE ESTIMATES


HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator
Training. Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks, Graders,
Scrapers, Excavators. Florida
Training! National
Certification Financial Assistance -
Job Placement. 800-383-7364,
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com

TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
with .experience dumping 39'
frameless trailers. Call (386) 935-
0120. Leave a message.,

INSURANCE AGENTS Immediate
openings for licensed 440, 220 & Life
Agents in these locations: Ft. Myers,
San Carlos, Cape, Coral, Bonita
Springs & Naples. Salary,
commissions & benefits. Danny 305-
360-7555 or Mike 239-418-1340

First Day
Inventory Specialist Needed
Accurate, dependable, travel,
benefits. Apply direct at Live Oak
Employment Connection or 1-800-
888-8210, ext. 1427.

First Day
LPN NEEDED
7pm-7am shift, FT
SSuwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/D/V/M/F

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

Parts Mfg. for Racing Industry
Seeking all positions: Design, inside
sales, machine operators.
Experience preferred, but will train.
Apply in person at BRC
Performance, 615 Industrial Ave.,
Live Oak, FL.

Phone Sales Help Wanted
in pharmaceutical field. No exp.
req'd. Hrly pay + comm. Other
employment opportunities avail.
in near future. Call 386-935-0876
for.more info.

First Day
SUWANNEE MEDICAL
PERSONNEL HOME CARE
Needing per diem RN's for 4-6hr IV
infusions. Coverage areas are
Branford, Mayo and Providence.
$25.00 per hr. Please call Rose 1-
877-755-1544 or (386)755-1544.

TILE & MARBLE
Well established company looking
For the right employee!!
Installer/Assistant
Must have expe.rienppe ,.. o
Must be able i.:. i n 7q0bs.:.,i,: .;
Reliable transportation
Smoke free environment
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt.
Drug screen/Backgrd req.


First Day








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First Day
YOUTH SERVICES AIDE
FOR MADISON COUNTY
Suwannee County is currently
seeking applicants for a regular
part-time position of Youth Services
Aide for the Madison County
Libraries. This position will plan and
implement the Youth Services
activities and programs in Madison,
Greenville and Lee under the
guidance of the Regional Youth
Services Coordinator.
The applicant must have the ability
to plan, organize and implement
youth activities. The ability to
interact with children of all ages is
highly desired. Transportation is
needed and mileage will be
reimbursed.
Minimum qualifications include a
high school diploma, current
Florida Driver's License and
experience working with children.
Working knowledge of basic
computer programs and the
Internet is required. Experience
with audio-visual equipment,
storytelling, puppet plays, or craft
activities is desired. Salary range is
$6.55-$9.14 per hour depending
upon qualifications. Retirement,
insurance, paid holiday (pro-rated)
annual and sick leave benefits are
included. The position is for a 4-day
workweek except for the summer
when the position will become full-
time for 12 weeks. Applications
may be picked up at any Madison
County Public Library 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 Suwannee
County 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




TRANSPORTATION
Autos for Sale
FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Expedition.
174,000 miles. $5,500.00. 1995
Honda Accord, 184,000 miles
$3,500.00. Or both for $8,000.00.
Call Lesley at 386-362-1824.
FOR SALE: 2002 Hyundai Accent.
5-speed, low mileage, decent
condition, champagne color, 2-door.
$2,895.00. Call 386-938-5637.
FOR SALE: 2004 Chevy Max. DVD,
leather, sunroof; skid control, XM
satellite tadio, 32 "MPG. $18,000.00
Call 386-963-5500 after 7 p.m.
Trucks for Sale
FOR SALE: 1994 Ford Ranger XLT.
2nd owner. Excellent condition.
Bedliner, AC, new tires, hitch.
$3,500.00. Call 386-792-3733.
Vans for Sale
Two '(2) 2005 Chevy Express 2500
Work Vans, 26K, $17,500; 36K,
$16,500. Call after 7 P.M. 386-963-
5500
Accessories/Parts
FOR SALE: Set of '05 Cadillac
Escalade wheels, & tires, factory
magnesium rims. $125.00 .each or 4
for $450.00. Call 386-755-2424, ask
for Gus.


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Compensation Commiserate with experience

We offer paid vacation, 401 K with matching percentage,
health, life and dental insurance. 'Uniforms provided. We are a family run store.
Non-Corporate environment. Confidential interview via email, fax, or in person.

CONTACT RICK BADER AT:
WALT'S LIVE OAK FORD MERCURY
Hwy. 129 N. Live Oak, FL


Phone: 1-800-814-0609
Fax: 1-386-362-3541
Email: r-bader@dealermail.com


A rewarding job with the nation's leading bottled water company
may be closer than you think. Nestle Waters North America is hiring.

And its Madison County plant is only minutes'from
Valdosta, Lake Park, lasper, Mayo, Branford, Monticello and Greenville.


Machine Operators
$1100 per hour
Fork Lift Operators
$1100 per hour
BloWmold Technicians
$135o per hour

Quality Assurance Techs
$1300 per hour


Nestle has several immediate openings at its Madison County
bottling facility. Employment opportunities are available for flexible
and self-motivated individuals seeking careers in administration,
logistics, quality assurance, production and maintenance.

Nestle Waters offers great starting pay, ranging from $11 to $1750
an hour depending upon the position. Our outstanding benefits
package includes health and dental insurance along with a 401K
and profit-sharing plans.


Line Mechanics Stop by and fill out an application (directions below) and take
$1750 per hour the first step toward a challenging and rewarding future with
-..----- --.... Nestle Waters. Applications are also available at
Employment Connection centers in Madison, Perry, and Live Oak, Florida and the
Georgia Department of Labor in Valdosta, Georgia. For more information,
call Nestle Waters at (850) 971-2100 or visit our website
at www.madisonblue.org.


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A *5X15 5X20*10X15*10X20'15X20
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i Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak

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3' ide painted *Deliver Ser ice Xvailable.
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CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-393-0335


LIVE OAK

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* 5x15 5x20 10x15 10x20
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE
5x5 *5x10. 10x10 10x20
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Contact Electric
David Smale
Licensed & Insured
EC 13002513
Office (386) 938-2355
Fax (386) 938-2366
Cell (386) 590-2988
"NO JOB TO SMALL"
Re.,der dal Commnerical Remodel.
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. Repair, Complere Ele-iri:al Service
30 Years Experience


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"'Complete One Stop Service For Your Vehicle "
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24 HOUR TOWING
.w&362-4743 1-888-362-2568
422 E. HOWARD ST.* LIVE OAK PLAZA
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Dv *d For Your
S IdDavid HOME
Mcl aughilin Improvements & Repairs
Remodeling & Renovations
386-963-1391
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Licensed & Insured -. ,'.


SOwners:
Skeih & Glenda Hudson
21653 W.Shekinah Place
O'Brien. FL. 32071 I
Phone 386-935-1993
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(386)935-2727
22804 US Highway 129
O'Brien, FL 32071

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Plus, Inc.
People Helping People
Dan & Betiy Dixon
WE BUY HOUSES!
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E-mail: danandbettyd, '' hotmail.com
We want to help you!! Call us today!


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Curbing Gutters Monolithic Slabs
Patios Driveways & Sidewalks
Commercial & Residential
Licensed & Insured
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Drywall
Wallpaper
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Pressure
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Site
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Bush Hogging. Landclearing Hauling
Stump Removal Discing Fencing

BILL'S BACKHOE
& LAND CLEARING
S, FREE Estimates
'12150 196th Terrace
(386) 364-1418 O'Brien, FL 32071
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APARTMENTS
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Save on Quality Metal Roofing & Accessories
25 Year Limited Warranty Power Poles
* 3' Wide Painted & Galvalume 00 amp &200 amp
Custom Sizes Available 100am & 200 amp
S2' Wide 5V Crimp Available ava' ile
Delivery Available 20 Poles
Jasper Hardware & Supply Co., Inc.
Jasper, FL
Call Toll Free 1-888-792-1052


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