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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: August 30, 2006
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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 Related Items
Related Items: 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
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Suwannee Living
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints and Opinions
        page A 6
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
    Section A: Main: Days Gone By
        page A 12
    Section B: Sports
        page B 1
        page B 2
    Section B continued
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section C: North Florida Focus
        page C 1
        page C 2
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 3
    Section C continued
        page C 4
    Section C: The Steinhatchee Overview
        page C 5
        page C 6
        page C 7
        page C 8
    Section C continued
        page C 9
        page C 10
        page C 11
        page C 12
    Section D: Classified Marketplace
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
        page D 5
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    Section D continued
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Serving Suwannee County since 1884


Midweek Edition August 30, 2006


121st YEAR, NO. 90


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See below
and Page
O1A for
more
information


Artists Guild
10th Annual
Art Exhibition
The 10th Annual Fine Art E\hi-
bition \ill be presented by the
Live Oak Artists Guild, on Sept.
10-22. at Su"wannee River Re-

SEE ARTISTS, PAGE 7A

Police say six

charged in illegal

beer sales

Susan K. Lamb
S CDerrm rai Managing Editor
Live Oak Po-
lice Officers be-
gan an investi-
Maria Alvarado gation Aug. 19
into he illegal
sale of alcoholic
Sbe erages at two
'i r locations in Live
Oak.
'" LOPD sent in
-- underco\ er
Jose Castillo agents to pur-
chase beer and
purchased beer
at two location


Still time to early vote, election Sept. 5


Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Voters, if you want to save time and energy
and make sure your vote is already cast prior
to election day Sept. 5, now's your last
chance. Early voting ends Saturday, Sept. 2.


Early voting has
been underway for
nearly two weeks
but will end this
Saturday, Sept. 2 at
4:30 p.m.. Suwan-
nee County Supervisor of Elections .Glenda
Willliams' office is open for earl \ voting today


SCHOOLS RECEIVE RECOGNITION FUNDS: During a ceremony the Department of Education (DOE) present-
ed a school recognition check to Suwannee Middle School (SMS) for $106,651. Branlord Elementary School
received $59,130 and Branford High School received $67,299. From I to r, SMS Principal Norri Steele, DOE
Office of Executive Management Director Lynn Abbott Kailyn Wynn and Superintendent Walter Boatright.
Photo: Susan K. Lamb


through.Saturday from
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Anyone registered to vote
in Suwannee County can
go to the office at 220
Pine Avenue and cast


SEE STILL, PAGE 10A

DOE awards

schools .233,080
SMS gets 106,651

Vanessa Fultz
Democrat Reporter


Making gains on the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
has made the Suwannee County
School District not only smarter but
also a little richer.
The Department of Education'
(DOE) awarded the District $S233,080
for high performance on the FCAT for
* 2005-06. The funds were split be-
tw een three schools that made signifi-
cant improvements as a part of the A+
School Recognition Program.
Suwannee Middle School ISMS)


SEE DOE, PAGE 7A


Josue Ramos






Marta Vasquez.






Tomas Perez




Angel Mendoza

Angel Mendoza


at 703 Hamilton
Avenue and 15-I
Horizon Circle,
ac,':-?rdi'ng'to. the.
LOPD.
On Sunday.
Aug. 27. LOPD
ser ed a search
Warrant and ar-
rested six defen-
dants in the
case.
LOPD said it
also seized more
than 54.000 in
cash and a large
amount of beer.
It is a viola-
tion of Florida
Statute to sell
any alcoholic
beverage with-
out a license, ac-
cording to Live
Oak Police
Chief Nolan
MNcL od.

SEE POLICE, PAGE 7A


MISS AND LITTLE
MISS SUWANNEE
VALLEY: Natalie
Williams, left, was
crowned Miss
Suwannee Valley
and Alexis Fletcher
was crowned Little
Miss Suwannee
Valley in the annual
pageant sponsored
by the Suwannee
River Woman's
Club Aug. 26.
See additional
photos Pages 8-9A.
S Proto Vanessa Full:


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SUWANNEE COUNTY FIRE/RESCUE HOLDS BOOT DRIVE: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue
fire fighters and EMTs collected change'for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at
the Wal-Mart parking lot last week. Paramedic Tony Abbott, left, and EMT student.Jordan
Auvia collect change from sisters Ariana, left, and Ana for the MDA Boot Drive. The total col-
lected this year was $1,209.73. Photo: Vanessa Fultz


Robert Bridges
Dernmcrat Reporter

The long wait for Lowe's is finally\ o\er.
The home improvement superstore opened
Monday in Live Oak. four da.rs ahead of
schedule.
"It's a soft opening," said sales manager
NMarv Ann Reill\. "\\e want to check all of
our operations to make sure \ e're fully pre-
pared to serve our customers." Grand open-
ing festivities are scheduled for Wednesday,
Sept. 6.
The store, located at 20S "'2nd Trace on
US 129 north, boasts 94,000 square feet of
retail sales space with an adjacent garden
center. Lowe's will stock 32,000 different
items to help customers build, improve and


TS Ernesto


nears Florida

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS)
Federal Emergency management Agency (FENlk\ is
read\ and supporting state officials as they prepare for
Tropical Storm Emesto, the fifth named storm of the
2006 humcane season. Suwannee County is part of
those preparations as trucks loaded with supplies
gather at the old state farmer's market at Interstate 75
and CR 136 and trucks haul water from the FEMA
storage facility at the old Badcock warehouse at Inter-
state 10 and US 129.
Emesto crossed over Cuba during the night ofAug.
28 headed for South Florida and points northward.
Also, another tropical storm, John, was namedAug.
29. It's of no threat.to the United States at this time.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has declared a statewide
state of emergency for the duration of the storm that's


SEE TROPICAL, PAGE 10A


sin Live Oak

homes.
The new addition
to the Live Oak
business community
seems to be a hit
with customers.
"There's everything
in here," said Janice
McCall,' who came
in Tuesday morning SATISFIED CUSTOMER:
'for a generator cord. Janice McCall -visits the
Isabella Munsell new Lowe's in Live Oak.
came in to buy a Photo: Robert Bridges
mirror. She said the
opening of Lowe's means she won't be dri-
ving to Valdosta or Lake City any longer for


SEE LOWE"S, PAGE 7A


WES HANEY- ri S.
Just East Of Downtown. 362-2976 Live Oak, FL ,:,j,


AREA DEATHS
Samuel Little, 85, Live Oak
Joey K, Garren, 42, Orlando
Richard G. "Dick" Mozina, 76, McAlpin
James W. Ross, 85, Live Oak
Elizabeth Josephine "Betty Jo" Whisnant, 48, McAlpin
Doris V. Setliffe, 81, Valdosta
OBITUARIES ON PAGE 7A


INDEX
Classifieds 1-5D
Calendar 3-4,9C
Sports 1-4B
Suwannee Living .:.......................4-5A
Viewpoint 6A
Legal Notices 5-6B


TODAY'S WEATHER
Suwannee County
should see some
clouds and possi-
bly an isolated
thunderstorm in
the afternoon.
High today around 93F. For up to
the minute weather information go
to www.suwanneedemocrat.com
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Suutannne

ernnorrat


Editor's note: The Suwannee
Democrat prints the entire arrest
record each week If your name
appears here and you are later
found not guilty or the charges
are dropped, we will be happy to
make note of this in the newspa-
per when judicial proof is pre-
sented to us by you or the au-
thorities.
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 Patrol.
FWC-Florida Wildlife Com-
mission
DOT-Department of Trans-
portation
OALE-Office of Agricultural
Law Enforcement
P and P-Probation and Parole
USMS-US Marshals Service
ATF-Department of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms
Aug. 24, Jordan Beasley, 61,
1717 Davis St., violation of pro-
bation on original charges of at-
tempted sexual battery, lewd/las-
civious conduct on a child-two
counts, P and P Corbett.
Aug. 24, Leroy Livingston Jr.,
38, 800 Roberts St., violation of
probation on original charge of
felony possession of firearm,
failure to appear on original


Arrest
charge of driving while license Aug. 25, K
suspended or revoked-felony vander, 26, 11
(Hillsborough County), LOPD J. gravated fleei
Rountree. forcement o
Aug. 24, Harry Danny Trout- Marano.
man, 49, Lake City, violation of Aug. 25, 1
probation on original charge of 45, Jackson,
grand theft III-specified proper- probation on
ty/motor vehicle, SCSO S. Law. possession c
Aug. 25, Fredrick Adkins, 29, stance, SCSC
21535 160th, possession of less Aug. 26,
than 20 grams cannabis, posses- Cerro, 32, 1'
sion of drug paraphernalia, re- Lot 3, no va
sisting arrest without violence, SCSO S. Lan
worthless bank check, violation Aug. 26,
of probation on original charges Godsey, 36,
of aggravated assault on law en- domestic vio
forcement officer/firefighter Roberts.
(Pinellas County), SCSO J. Zim- Aug. 26,
merman. Godsey, 36,
Aug. 25, Craig David Ames, domestic vio
41, 9530 116th Place, sexualper- Roberts.
formance by child under 12-two Aug. 26,
counts, violation ofprobation on 31, Mayo, n
original charge of driving while cense, SCSO
license suspended (Columbia Aug. 26, A
County), SCSO W. Musgrove. 12910 US 9(
Aug. 25, Steven Louis valid driver's
Copeland, 36, O'Brien, violation Gorski.
of probation on original charges Aug. 26, I
of battery, driving while license 24, 813 10thE
suspended, SCSO S. Law. cense suspi
Aug. 25, George Cory V, 22, grand theft au
10663 89th Rd., failure to appear Aug. 27, C
on original charge of petit theft, 26, 9224 13:
SCSO C. Smith. of less than
Aug. 25, Daniel Roger Shep- child support
ard, 32, 107 216th Street, battery ty), SCSO'J.
domestic violence, SCSO W. Aug. 27, i
Johnson. 154 Horizon


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Possession ol
Sto sell, LOPI
Aug. 27, J
43, 154 Hor1
alcoholic be
cense, posses
intent to sell,
Aug. 27, :
ele>. 31, 81
gravated bat
lenceL LOPD
Aug. 27,
doza, 27, 71


Record


Keegan Lee Vande-
304 122nd Trl., ag-
ing/eluding law en-
ifficer, LOPD A.

Larry D. Wheeler,
ville, violation of
original charge of
)f controlled sub-
SS. Law.
Gregorio Capula-
405 NE Duval St.,
lid driver's license,
ney.
Edward Parsely
McAlpin, battery
olence, SCSO T.E.

Robert Maxwell
McAlpin, battery
olence, SCSO T.E.

Santiago Morales,
o valid driver's li-
S. Larey.
ngel Rodriguez, 24,
) West, Lot 17, no
License, LOPD F.

Rodjick J. Thomas,
St., driving while li-
ended knowingly,
ito, SCSO S. Senea.
hantal Marie Akins,
3rd Rd., possession
20 grams cannabis,
t (Hernando Coun-
Smith.
Maria Alvarado, 26,
Circle, sale of alco-
ge without license,
&alcohol with intent
) R. Shaw.
ose Castillo Lopez,
izon Circle, sale of
average without li-
sion of alcohol with
LOPD R. Shaw.
Kim Tyrone McK-
16 Seventh St., ag-
tery domestic vio-
J.Bates.
Angel Ibarra Men-
03 Hamilton Ave.,


sale of alcoholic beverage with-
out license, possession of alco-
hol with intent to sell, LOPD A.
Moreno.
Aug. 27, Thomas Medina
Perez, 45, Live Oak, sale of al-
coholic beverage without li-
cense, possession of alcohol with
intent to sell, LOPD A. Moreno.
Aug. 27, Josue Vidal Ramos,
42, 703 Hamilton Ave., sale of
alcoholic beverage without li-
cense, possession of alcohol with
intent to sell, LOPD A. Moreno.
Aug. 27, Michael Neal
Ramser, 21, 16272 145th Place,
battery domestic violence-two
counts, aggravated assault do-
mestic violence, criminal mis-
chief, resisting arrest without vi-
olence, SCSO B. Mincks.
Aug. 27, Mauro Ortiz Salinas,
22, 11660 US 129 South, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams
cannabis, SCSO B. Narrs.
Aug. 27, Michael Anthony
Sellers, 41, 830 SW 10th St., dis-
orderly conduct, LOPD J. Daly.
Aug. 27, Chris'Taylor, 24,
'12575 72nd Drive, violation of
probation on original charges of
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, failure to appear on
original charges of driving while
license.suspended, leaving scene
of accident, SCSO D. Manning.
'Aug. 27, Emmanuell Lewis
Tooten, 25, 524 Church St., pos-
session of less than 20 grams
cannabis, LOPD J. Bates.
Aug. 27, Juan Guzman Valen-
cia, 44, Wellborn, driving under-
the influence, SCSO S. St.
Johns.
Aug. 27, Marta Vega Vazquez,
52, 703 Hamilton Ave., sale of
alcoholic beverage without li-
cense-two counts, possession of
alcohol with intent to sell-two
counts, LOPD R. Shaw.
SAug. 27, Royzell Waters, 43,
10859 SR 51, violation of proba-
tion on original charges of pos-
session of paraphernalia, petit


theft, resisting arrest without vi-
olence, failure to appear on orig-
inal charge of possession of
paraphernalia, SCSO S. Senea.
Aug. 28, Anthony Lasalle
Brown, 30, 13720 92nd Terr.,
failure to pay child support/90
days or $300 cash-two counts,
SCSO J. Law.
Aug. 28, Dustin Levi Ed-
wards, 25, 1218 Irvin Ave., bur-
glary of dwelling, forgery, utter-
ing a forgery, petit theft-two
counts, SCSO S. Law.
Aug. 28, Crisoforo Garcia, 26,
5608 CR 249, no valid driver's
license, leaving scene of acci-
dent with injury, FHP K. Weaver.
Aug. 28, Michael Antwan
Jackson, 23, Bowling Green,
courtesy hold for Broward
County, co-hold for Leon Coun-
ty, SCSO S. Law.
Aug. 28, Richard Lee Jones,
21, 1616 Ruby Street, violation
of probation on original charge
of tampering with evidence, P
and P J.D. Holton.
Aug. 28, George Plunkett Jr.,
48, Rebekah, Ga., violation of
probation on original charge of
possession of drug. parapherna-
lia, LOPD J. Bates.
Aug. 28, Columbus San-
chious, 59, 721 Burke Ave., vio-
lation of probation on original
charge of driving while license
suspended, SCSQ J. Law.
Aug. 28, Otis James Thomas,
52, O'Brien, violation of proba-
tion on original charges of pos-
session of controlled substance-
cocaine, possession of cocaine,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, P and P S. Schadlbauer.
Aug. 28, Richard Osman
Tucker, 49, 1516 Jason Rd., vio-
lation of probation on original
charge of grand theft III, SCSO
J. Law.
Aug. 28, Charles David Valen-
tine, 41,'10012 CR, battery do-
imestic violence, SCSO C.
Thompkins.


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United Way kicks off fund-raising campaign Sept. 14


United Way of Suwannee Valley
cordially invites all business leaders
and community members to attend
our annual community fund-raising
campaign kick-off event at 5:30
p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Lake
City Community College's (LCCC)
Pine Square on the Lake City cam-
pus. This year's United Way com-
munity fund-raising campaign
theme is "what matters." The event
is family oriented and will again
feature activities for children in-
cluding balloon creations, clowns,
ring toss, duck pond and tattoos to
name a few. The dinner, which will
be served at 6 p.m., will be catered
by Chartwell's Food Service. Enter-
tainment will include *the LCCC
Choir.


Please RSVP with payment for
the United Way kick-off event by
Sept. 7. The cost of the dinner is
$10 per person for both adults and
children. Tables of eight can be re-
served by either families or busi-
nesses. Make checks payable to
United Way of Suwannee Valley,
Inc. 325 NE Hernando Avenue,
Suite 102, Lake City, FL 32055.
The United Way office telephone
number is 386-752-5604.
United Way of Suwannee Valley
is a community impact organization
focused on identifying and address-
ing community health and human
service needs. United Way provides
financial support to 22 local affiliat-
ed agencies; serves as the local
homeless coalition, which develops


Family


fair


the local homeless continuum of
care plan and positions the commu-
nity to receive grant funds in sup-
port of services for those who are
homeless or threatened with home-
lessness; makes available the Suc'-


cess By 6 ini-
tiative to pro-
mote parenting
education skills
in support of
early childhood


Music Park to aid storm evacuees


Staff

Thankfully this year's hur-
ricane season is off to a slow
start, but the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park (Mu-
sic Park) is, prepared to open
its doors to hurricane evac-
uees whenever the need aris-
es.
As Tropical Storm Ernesto
moved northward, James.
Cornett, president and' CEO
of the Music Park, assessed
the Park's readiness to host
storm evacuees.
The Music Park, an offi-
cial Red Cross evacuation
point, will again provide free
camping for' persons forced
to evacuate in the face of ap-
proaching hurricanes.
"The massive evacuations
that have taken place in the
past few years, served as
lessons to prepare a hurri-
cahe evacuation plan," said
Cornett. "We want people to
be aware that they can come
to the Park for shelter. While
no one is immune to a strike,
we are in one of the least
likely areas to be impacted."
Cornett said the park can
house thousands of visitors
and will offer two nights of
free camping to hurricane
evacuees.
The Music Park provides
water and electric sites for


RVs and campers,, as well as
primitive: campsites. The
park also has several bath-
houses available.
The Music Park has a full-
service restaurant, the SOS
Cafe, and a Country Store
which carries a full range of
supplies and staples. Should
the park be impacted by in-
tense or threatening weather,
it also has safe buildings for
shelter.
Staff members and park
volunteers have become
adept at helping people dur-
ing the stressful times in-
curred by having to evacuate
their homes. During these
times, staff is available and
on-site 24 hours. Many staff
members volunteer their
time assisting throughout the
campground wherever needs
arise. Local volunteers,
,church members and elected
officials are also often on-


site to lend assistance.
Park staff members at-
tended training at the Flori-
da Governor's Hurricane
Conference in May to pre-
pare. for the hurricane sea-
son.
During previous evacua-
tion situations, the Music
Park has provided live en-
tertainment for its guests.
Currently, the park's Satur-
days on the Suwannee series
offers top-notch regional
and national entertainers
eervy Saturday night
through September.
For more information log
onto www.suwannee.com or
call 364-1683 or 1-800-224-
5656. The Music Park is lo-
cated between Interstates 75
and 10. From I-10, take exit
283 and proceed north on US
129 4.5 miles. From 1-75,
take exit 451 and proceed
south 4.5 miles.


ESTATEAUCTION

Live Oak, Sept. 2nd~ 10 a.m.

Boats, Tractors, Tools, Mowers & More

brewerauctions.com for pics and info

386-497-4438
AU#2604 AB 1940 Roy Jay Brewer, Auctioneer


development; coordinates and
serves as staff to the Suwannee Val-
ley Long-Term Recovery Commit-
tee assisting those who have been
unable to recover from the 2004
hurricanes; collaborates with the
county Emergency Management of-
fices to support community disaster
readiness, response and recovery;
and facilitates the Emergency Food
and Shelter Program board pro-
gram.
Our community's support of
United Way enables the continued


services of the affiliated agencies
and United Way community initia-
tives.
WHO: United Way of Suwainee
Valley
WHAT: family fair with dinner,
entertainment and kids activities
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 14
WHERE: LCCC's Pine Square
COST: $10 adults and children
NOTE: RSVP with payment by
Thursday, Sept, 7
CONTACT: 386-752-5604


Attention American Profile readers!


Here's a peek at what's in-
side the Friday, Sept. 1. Amer-
ican Profile which is a bonus
newsmagazine in each week-
end edition of the Suwannee
Democrat.
Cover Story: Gospel Great-
Bill Gaither has been making
music for almost 40 years and
is one of the world's best-
known gospel-music personal-
ities through his televised
"Homecoming" specials and
over 600 original songs he's
written, many of which have
become worship and praise
standards. Our exclusive inter-
view will show his faith and
family ties formed the founda-


tion for one of the most suc-
cessful careers in the entertain-
ment world.
Hometown Hero: The Gift
of Music-WVhen 13-year-old
Emily Wemberger took the
stage during a performance
with the Greater New Orleans
Youth Orchestra (GNOYO) in
June, she received a hero's
welcome. The young violinist
traveled from her home in We-
ston, Conn. (pop. 10.037), not
just to perform, but to see first-
hand the results of her charita-
ble efforts: the gift of musical
instruments, equipment and
more than $2.000 to aid the
struggling orchestra follow\mg


Hurricane Kanrina.
Food: Tomato Sauce and
Garlic Toast-A delicious appe-
tizer recipe.
Food: Roll Ups-A great ap-
petizer/after school snack
recipe from a reader in Ken-
tucky.
Gardening: Garden Design
Basics-Designing your garden
can be an opportunity to ex-
pres yourself. The hardest
part is trusting your own intu-
iion and allowing yourself to
experiment as you create your
own unique design. Since the
key to success is preparation.
here are some ideas to get you
started.


y 2006
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ELECTIONS BEGINNING SEPT. 5, 2006
As a result of the Help America Vote Act that President Bush passed into
| laiiw. three Voting Precincts have been relocated to be in compliance. The
0 Precincts that have been moved are:.
Precinct 2 Farm Bureau Building. voters will now vote at the LIVE OAK
E CHURCH OF GOD, 9828 U.S. 129 SOUTH, LIVE OAK, FL (in back of
Church in the lobby of the FAMILY LIFE CENTER)
Precinct 12 Wellborn Masonic Lodge, voters n ill now vote at the
2 WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH, 4146 Lowe Lake Road, Wellborn, FL 2
O (in back of church in the SOCIAL HALL)
0 Precinct 13- Branford Masonic Lodge. otherss will now vote at the" : .
BRANFDRD PUBLIC LIBRARY. 703 N.W. Suwannee',ve., Branlord, "'"
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Danielle Paige Fewell and Jason Lee Turner
Danielle Paige Fewell
and
Jason Lee Turner
would like to announce,
their upcoming wedding.

They request the honor of your presence at their
marriage on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at
the home of Tommy and Nelda Croft, 11940 138th
Street. Live Oak.

Thursday
Aug. 31
Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron open house
The Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron will hold
open house from 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 at the
EAA hangar at the Suwannee County Airport in Live
Oak. Program open to children 12 and up. and 3idults..
The squadron will offer training in emergency services,
cadet programs and aerospace education. The event is
open to all who are interested in learning about the Civil
Air Patrol. Info: 386-208-0701.


Tryouts for "Murder's in the

Heir" begin Aug. 30 at NFCC


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Helen and Paul Cochran

Paul and Helen Cochran

celebrate 57th anniversary
Paul and Helen Cochran cele-
brated their 57th wedding an-
niversary with a family celebra-
tion at their home on Sunday,,
Aug, 27. Everyone, enjoyed
hearing the couple reminisce
over their years.together.
Married on Aug. 22, 1949 in
Pikeville, Ky, the two have en-
joyed residing in the southeast,
including Tennessee, Virginria,
Georgia, Key West and Live Oak
for a number of years, finally retir-
ing in Lake City more than 10 years
ago.
The Cochrans have two sons,
Michael of Gainesville and Billy,,
of Live Oak, arid one daughter
Myra Regan of Wellborn. They
also have four grandchildren .
and two great-grandchildren.
The Cochrans are re-


tired from 'the world of
retail -merchandising
and are residents of
Lake City..


SThe North Florida Com-
munity College (NFCC)
-Sentinel Upstage Players is
holding open auditions for
"Murder's in the Heir" at 7
p.m., today, Aug. 30 at the
NFCC Fine Arts Auditori-
um, on .the Madison cam-
pus.,
There are parts for 13
adults: eight women and
five men. Rehearsals will be
Monday and Wednesdays
at 7 p.m., beginning
Wednesday, Sept, 6.
The mystery will be pre-
sented Nov. 9-11 as a
Dessert Theater perfor-
mance at the Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference
Center (The Mansion). The
historic antebellum resi-
dence is the perfect setting
for a whodunit that turns
the classic game of Clue
into a play when almost
every character has the
weapon, opportunity and
motive to commit-murder!


Tyrannical billionaire Si-
mon Starkweather is dead
... and each of his heirs has
the means and motive to do
away with him. The audi-
ence will help discover the
villain!
* NFCC's Dr. Jessica Webb
directs this fun production.
For more information, call
Denise Bell at 850-973-9481
or e-mail belld@nfcc.edu.

WHO: NFCC Sentinel
SUpstage Players
WHAT: open auditions
for "Murder's in the Heir"..
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday,
Aug. 30
WHERE: NFCC Fine
Arts Auditorium, on the
Madison campus
NOTE: rehearsals will be
Monday and Wednesdays
at 7 p.m., beginning
Wednesday, Sept. 6; perfor-
mances Nov. 9-11
CONTACT: 850-973-9481,
belld@nfcc.edu


Nationally recognized speaker to
provide lecture on hospice topics


North Florida/South
Geoorgia Heath Service
will host two-day hospice
workshop. Deborah Grass-
man, guest speaker for the
lecture, is a nilrse practi-
tioner at Bay Pines VA in
St.. Petersburg. Grassman
has done pioneering work


Happy Birthday to a
wonderful son

Joshawa Miller
On August 29, n1 i\ ees filled with tears my hean ir. ifh oy
As the nurse told me I have a beautiful baby boy
Wonder filled my mind as I kissed my tiny son
I said a silent prayer pf thanks for my special little one.
Oh how my heart did soar as you smiled at me;
I had to laugh as you and your sister played with imaginary tea.
Yes, we've even shared some tears my son.
Cause when you got your shots we'd both be in tears v. he n 1 ,a
done.
Your my world and my heart. I'd give you the world if only I could
if it was mine to give to you.:
There is absolutely nothing for you I wouldn't do.
Can't help the teats that run dov, n m\ face for their tears of jo.'
And now my baby is turning five years old your grown to such a
big boy. ..
So for your birthday I pray that all your dreams come true.
And just for your birthday a' bright sun and skies of blue.
Now son there's one more thing I must absolutely say and that is.
I Love you
Joshawa and
Happy Birthday


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Love Marion Faye
Kairat and
Chris Lee Kairat
292615-F


in hospice for 11 years. She
is a nationally-recognized
speaker, presenting, an
ov'erview\- of the ways' in
which the end of life experi-
ence is different for veter-
ans than for non-veterans.
The workshop will be held
from 8:15 a.m.-noon, Fri-
day, Sept. 1 at Lake City
VA Medical Center. Dis-
tance Learning Center, A-
110, both dates.
.Grassman will discuss
the influences that personal
military experience, the cul-
ture of war and PTSD
might have on the experi-
ence of death. She will de-
scribe three trajectories that
combat veterans may expe-
rience,, and pose enlighten-
ing strategies for assess-
ment and care of veterans
as they face the end of life,
as well as powerful and
touching stories of how to
apply these principles. The
roles of rituals, therapeutic
letter-writing, and forgive-
ness will be explored.
The lecture is open to the
public. Refreshments will
be served. Participants may
apply for college 'redit
hours.
For additional informa-
tion, please .call 386-755-
3016, ext. 2700 or toll-free
800-308-8387, ext. 2700.


2nd Place

Little Miss

Suwannee

,'rf' Valley Pageant

Laurel & Mollie,
rl" Daddy loves you and I am
so proud of both of you.
Love,
Daddy
(Andrew McGee) 292757-F


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Stacey Wynn-Wood selected James E. Hendon represents local

s As NAACP at national convention
as America's Mrs. Georgia James E. Hendon repre- '. .'"
Stacey Wynn-Wood, scented the local NAACP
-Sa W n ou n .4,1,,,," ,,. -vi ,,, hr 1 BfLvat the


granddaughter of Samuel A..
"Buddy" Stapleton of Live
Oak, captured the title of
America's Mrs. Georgia
2006 in Atlanta, Ga. in July.
She was also the winner of
the photogenic competition.
She is the wife of Garrick
Wood and the mother of two
daughters, Madison, 6, and
Malorie, 1. Wynn-Wood is
the 24-year-old daughter of
Doug and Glenda Wynn of
Jennings. Her mother is the
former Glenda Stapleton
from Live Oak and a gradu-
ate of Suwannee High
School.
Wynn-Wood grew up in
Jennings where she still at-
tends the Jennings United
Methodist Church. She grad-
uated from Hamilton County
High School and attends
North Florida Community
College, where she is pursu-.
ing a degree in nursing. She
is employed at Valdosta Or-
thopedics in Valdosta, Ga
Growing up, Wynn-Wood
was very active in sports as


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well as pageants and model-
ing. She is the reigning Mrs.
Forsyth 2006, which led to
her recent participation in the
America's Mrs Georgia
competition.
In addition to furtre ap-


pearances, Wynn-W'ood plan.
to raise money for the Relay
For Life Foundation. In Feb-
ruary, 2007 sheI will compete
in .the Mrs. Georgia USA
pageant, which, will also be
held in Atlanta, Ga.


LOVE INC. APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Diana Milicevic was recently named the new
executive director for LOVE Inc. From I to r, Milicevic, former LOVE Inc. .':ecutive Director Ginny
Peters and LOVE Inc. President Pastpr Wayne Godsmark. Phii.. I vrtii e Pjrnil


Suwanne


hold parel
Suwannee Primary School
will hold parent-teacher
meetings:
6-7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Aug. 31 for parents of stu'-
dents in classes of teachers:
Brown, Crowell, McCullers,
Miracle, Ragan, Robinson,
Turman, Wagner, Winburn
and Yulee.
S6-7:30 p.m., Thursday,.
Sept. 7 for parents of students
in classes of teachers: Allbrit-
ton, Johnson, Jones, Koon,
Pagliai, Patterson, Seale,
Townsend and Wooley.
S6-7:30 p.m., Monday,
Sept. 11 for parents of stu-
dents in classes of teachers:
Chamberlain, Cooper, Crews,
Hooter, Hunter, Lewis,
Marsee, Mott, S. Roberts, T.
Roberts, Salsberry and Smart.


WATER
SOFTENER


$595up
SEAMAN'S
AQUA CLEAN
230 W. Howard St.
Live Oak,
362-4043


Primary School will


nt-teacher meetings
Meetings begin in the Meet with teachers from
lunchroom with introduction 6:15-7:30 p.m. Note: first
of school administrators and meeting was held Tuesday,
staff and review of policy for Aug. 28 for all other classes.
attendance from 6-6:15 p.m. Info: 386-364-2650.


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(386) 754-6671
Fax (386) 754-8673
Toll Free: (877) 442-8985
882 S.W. Baya Drive Lake City, FL 32025


97th NAACP National Con-
vention in Washington, D.C.
July 15-20. Hendon was
among 2,500 concerned citi-
zens who went to Capitol
Hill to lobby the Senate to
pass the Voting Rights Act
Reauthorization and
Amendments Act of 2006
and thank the House of Rep-
resentatives for passing this
Act.
As a result of their efforts;
the Senate voted to pass the
Act which President Bush/
has signed. This ..Act dealt
with re-enactment provi-
sions of the Voting Rights
Act of 1965. Hendon was
also in attendance when
President Bush addressed
the 97th, NAACP National
Convention.
The local:, chapter of.
Suwannee County is proud
to have had Hendon repre-
sent them.
Hendon ser\ es as treasur-
er of his local branch.


NFCC offers
EMT-B refresher
course in
September
NFCC offers a 32-hour,
EMT-B refresher course for li-
censed professionals in Sep-:
tember.
SThe course will be held at
NFCC's Career and Technical
Education Center on Sept. .16,
1,7, 23 and 24 froIn 9 a.m. to 5
ip ibuilpig No,, 13,, room
No: 130)).
Students must attend all.four
class sessions to complete the
EMT-B Refresher, Course.
Fees do apply.
. .To register for the course or
for more information, contact
Gail Hackle at 850-973-1629
or Rebecca Cash at 850-973-
1673.

WHO: NFCC
WHAT: 32 -hour E IT-B re-
fresher course
WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-
urday-Sunday, Sept. 16, 17,23
.and 24 .
WHERE: Career and Tech-
nical Education Center, build-
ing No. 13, room No. 130 on
the NFCC campus in Madison
COST: Fees apply
NOTE: Students must at-
tend all four class sessions
CONTACT: Gail Hackle,
850-973-1629 or Rebecca
Cash, 850-973-1673


NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION: James E:.Hendon serves as
treasurer of the local branch of NAACP and representedthe orga-
nization at the 97th NAACP National Conrvention in Washington,
D.C. July 15-20. Photo: Submitted



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August 25, 1951 March 1, 1994















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But God chose to take ..-tlitm ',i-u is io r lilt' I/,I', .
to be with hi'/ in Heaven. a nlie i lit\e \.'i t 011 I ew.
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In Memory of


Christine


SBailey

August 21, 1953 August 27, 2005
I cannot touch the hands that toiled so hard for me,
I cannot kiss the lips I use to so tenderly,
I cannot have her here to share my home on earth tonight,
I cannot help but envy those who have their mothers here to take to
church, to love and be with all the year.
I cannot have my mother back if only for one day.
So if your mothers on earth, please tell her of your love,
Just what her presence means to you.
Don't wait till she's above,
Don't ever let her eyes get wet for something hateful that you do,
But treat her so you'll not regret when she has passed away.
Do everything to make her glad, help her in every way.
And always remember that when our Savior calls her home
there will never be another to take the place of Gods great gift,


our one and only mother.
I love you mom and thank God for having a mother that
lived her life to Glorify God.


Love, your loving family


292243-F


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


BIBLE VERSE

"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that
which was lost." Luke 19:10

Suwannuer ernmorat
MYRA C. REGAN Members of -the Suwanriee
Publisher Democrat editorial board are Myra.
C. Regan; publisher, and Susanr K.
SUSAN K. LAMB Lamb,- managing editor.- Our
Managing Editor View is formed by thal board.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor:
The recent example of animal cruelty which you so graphically
portrayed in your newspaper has compelled me to write this letter.
We moved to Live Oak from Miami 18 months ago and generally
have enjoyed being part of this very nice community. However, our
enthusiasm is marred by the constant examples of animal cruelty
that we see here. I want to focus on one recurring problem in par-
ticular. All over town, I see dogs tied to trees or enclosed in fenced
cages no bigger than a large bathroom. I also see them tethered to
clotheslines hung between trees so they can't walk more than a few
feet in any direction. Dogs need several things to be well cared for
food, water, shelter from, the sun, the rain and in winter, the cold.
But equally important to these basic heeds are exercise and atten-
tion. Dogs need something to do in order to be happy. I cannot in-
derstand the mentality that acquires a dog, sticks it ina cage or ties
it'up and then does nothing but feed it. If people can't afford to
fence their yards or a big enough, area of it to allow a dog room to
run and play, then surely they can afford aleash and can take their
dog for a walk every day. By not playing with a dog and not walk-
ing him or her on a leash, they are depriving the animal of two ba-
sic rights afforded to humans: liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
In effect, the dog is in a condition similar to what jaiLwould be to
us. And these people are depriving themselves of the joys of bond-
ing with a dog,,which is one of the great pleasures of life.
I urge all dog owners to re-evaluate the:condition in which your
dog lives. Pay attention to him or her! A few minutes several times ,
a day sitting with your dog and petting him or her can work won-
ders. And a daily walk can create a shared experience like no other.
Alix Neel

OPINION
on
Florida remediation
Florida economy could gain almost $194 million by improving
high school education and reducing need for remediation, accord-
ing to Alliance For Excellent Education.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Florida, is spending almost $71 million
each year to provide community college remediation education for
recent high school graduates who did not acquire the basic skills to
succeed in college or at work, according to conservative calcula-
tions by the Alliance for Excellent Educatfon in its new issue brief
'Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College
Remediation, funded by MetLife Foundation.
Additionally,, the state is losing almost $123 million 'in wages,
since remedial reading students are more likely to drop out of col-
lege without a degree, which, in turn, significantly reduces thier
earnings potential. By increasing'the number of students graduat-
ing from high school prepared to succeed in college, the state's
economy could gain almost $194 million annually.
Remediation education focuses exclusively on precollegiate
coursework skills and knowledge that should have been acquired
in high school. Studies show that students who take rigorous cours-
es throughout high school are better prepared and therefore less
likely to ieed remedial education than those who do not. And they
are more likely to remain in college four consecutive'years to earn
a. degree.
"When high school graduates require remediation, they lose a
year and taxpayers are paying twice for the same education,"'says
;Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education
.and former governor .of West Virginia. "Raising academic stan-
dards benefits all students and promotes a healthy state economy.
It's not enough to increase the number of high school graduates;
We must also make sure the diploma they've earned has truly read-
ied them with essential skills and knowledge. We can no longer af-
ford to play high school catchup at the college level." "We must
make certain high school graduates are prepared to meet the acad-
emic expectations they will encounter in college," says Sibyl Jacob-
son, president of MetLife Foundation. "This study points to the
links between education arid the economy, and encourages rigor ir
the high school curriculum so students can successfully enter the :
workforce." : I
Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community Col-;
lege Remediation is available at http:/ /wiww.all4ed.org/publica-
tions / remediation.pdf.
Annual remediation savings were estimated using survey data;
from NCES, and tuition data from The College Board. District of
Columbia data is based on the University of the District of Colum-"
bia, which has open enrollment. Earnings data was calculated usine
NCES college completion estimates and 2005 Census data.
MetLife Foundation was founded in 1976 and supports programs that
increase opportunities for young people to. succeed, .give students and
teachers a voice in improving education, create connections between
schools and communities, and strengthen relationships 'anong parents,
teachers and students.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, re-


search, and advocacy organization that works to make every.child a grad-
uate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education,.
please visit: www.all4ed.org http://www.all4ed.6rg/


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


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new year, the' -
rewrite of the farm
bill will :be a top
priority for Con- R' RI
gress and' will Set :.
our national agri-
culture policy into
the next decade.
Currently, agricul- BY CONGRESSMAN A
ture, "listening ses-
Ssions" are being held across the'country by
members of Congress in preparation for 'the
drafting of the 2007 Farm Bill. These meetings
allow for feedback from farm families and
farm groups on ways to improve our nation's
farm policy and ensure, that our farmers have
the tools and resources they need. Recently, I
hosted a similar "listening session"'in Flori-
da, along with Congressmen Mario Diaz-
Balart, Mark Foley and;Adam Putnam. Repre-
sentatives from Florida's major crops and
specialty crops also were in attendance so
that we could discuss our agriculture priori-
ties and needs as we prepare to write the 2007
Farm Bill.
,As a fifth generation farmer and one of the
handful of active farmers in Congress, I know
firsthand the challenges facing farmers in
North Florida, and, I believe it is important
for me.to communicate to my colleagues in
Congress the real impact that changes to the
farm bill can have on our agricultural pro-
ducers, our .food supply, and our communi-
ties. The Farm Security and Rural Investment
Act of 2002, commonly known as the 2002
Farm Bill, made major improvements to the
agricultural industry. In the 2002 Farm Bill,
Congress made a commitment to improve the
farm safety net and bring predictability to the
federal government's farm support programs
in a fiscally responsible way. This bill has
been a tremendous success, providing assis-
tance to farmers and greatly enhancing con-
servation programs, rural development aid,
and nutrition assistance to low income chil-
dren and families.
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vironment is not the same as it was in 2001


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those, surpluses have turned
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$2.7 billion over the next five years, effective-
ly using' the farm bill as a piggy bank to pay
for our government's fiscal mismanagement.
As a result of our current budget situation,
many important farm programs could be at
stake as we face the possibility of a "smaller
pie" when it comes to the 2007 Farm Bill.
However, shortchanging the next farm bill
would be terribly tinwise and detrimental to
our nation's producers. I have been vocal
about my strong belief that our nation must
get its fiscal house in order, but cutting farm
bill payments in the name of fiscal responsi-
bility is an ineffective way to reduce our
deficit and jeopardizes our ability to compete
in a global markett:
Despite these budget challenges, 'the expi-
ration of the 2002 Farm Bill next year presents
huge promise and potential for the agricul-
tural industry. With the rewrite of the farm
bill, we have the opportunity to 'develop
more effective disaster assistance, better ac-
cess to agricultural credit, and more pro-
grams to encourage agricultural research, de-
velopment, and conservation.
Since the enactment of the 200.2 Farm Bill,
Florida's farmers, as well as the entire North
Florida community, have benefited greatly
from the provisions of this important legisla-.
tion, which helped our farmers compete with
the more heavily subsidized farmers in other
parts of the world. I am committed to work-
ing in Congress to expand on the 2002 Farm
Bill so that our farmers can continue to pro-
vide our country, and the world, with the
highest quality, safest, and most affordable
food supply.


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Revamping our Farm Bill


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OBITUARIES


Richard G. "Dick" Mozina
May 7, 1930 -
Aug. 27, 2006


ichard G. "Dick"
S'Mozina, 76, of
McAlpin, Fla.,
passed away Sunday, Aug. 27
in Shands at AGH in
Gainesville. He moved to
McAlpin in 1985 from Miami.
Mozina .was born in
Waukegan, Ill., the youngest
of 12 children, and graduated
from Waukegan Township
High School in 1948. He
4 joined the Air Force and
served four years in Guam,
Philippines and Miami. In Mi-
ami, Mozina met his future
wife, Clide Lorine Passmore.
He worked for Pan American
Airlines for 19 years and East-
ern Airlines, from where he re-
tired in 1985. Mozina and his'
wife, Clide, moved to Little
River Airport in McAlpin and
have been there for 21 years,
spending time flying, rebuild-
ing planes, fishing, hunting
and traveling. He belonged to
the Experimental Aircraft As-
sociation of Live Oak where
he was a technical counselor
and one of the founders of
Chapter 797 at' Suwannee
County Airport. Mozina be-.
longed to the White Oak Hunt
Club in Windsor, N.C. with
his three sons, son-in-law\ and
assorted friends. He spent a lot
of time fishing in Suwannee
and South Florida with his son
and friends.
SMozina's entire life after
marriage and children was
spent teaching his four chil-
dren.how to be good, decent
adults, how to love each other
and other people and he suc-
ceeded greatly..He.a as a great
friend to many. many people
andd loved' by exerotne who
knew him.
Survivors include his- wife.
of 53 years, Clide, and four,
children,, daughter, Marilyn
Marson and son-in-law, Rick,
of Gainesville; sons, John F.
Mozina .and daughter-in-la\w,
Debbie, ofBradenton, Richard
"Rick" G. Mozina Jr., and-
Sandy of Gainesville and
Robert J.-Mozina and daugh-
ter-in-law, Heidi, of Stanley,
N.C.; grandchildren, Janell,
19, Zack, 15, Cheyenne, 11;,
Alexandra, 11 and Samantha.
7; only surviving sibling, his
sister, Sylvia Morris of
Gurnee, Ill.; many nieces and
nephews in Illinois and Flori-
da; and many young men and
women who are childhood
friends of his children and lov-
ingly call him "Papa Dick."
He will greatly be. missed and
never forgotten by anyone.
Memorial services' were
held at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 29
in the EAA Chapter Building
at Suwannee County Airport
in Live Oak.
In lieu of flowers, the fami-


ly would appreciate donations
to the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation.
"Daniels Funeral Homes,
Inc. of Live Oak was in charge
of all arrangements.

James W. Ross
Jan. 28, 1921 -
Aug. 26, 2006

/aames W. Ross, 85, of
SLive Oak, Fla., passed
/ away Saturday, Aug.
22006 after a long illness.
He was a native of Live Oak, a
World War II US Army veter-
an, a member of the Elks
Lodge, service manager for an
automotive dealership and a
member of First Baptist
Church of Live Oak.
Survivors include one
daughter, Ginger (Mark)
Carver of Live Oak; one sister,
Maureen Espisedo of Largo;
one grandson, Gabriel Ross
"Gabe" Carver of Live Oak.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 10 a.m., today,
Aug. 30, in Daniels'Memorial
Chapel. Interment will follow
in Live Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes,
Inc. of Live Oak is in charge
of all arrangements.

ElizabethJosephine
"Betty Jo" Whisnant
No\. 2, 1957-
S Aug. 26, 2006

'd lizabetli Josephine
S"Betty Jo" Whisnant,
/ 48, of McAlpin, Fla..
passed a\a\i Sartrda\. Aug.
26,' 2006 in Shands at Lake
Shore in Lake Cir follow ing
a lengths illness. The Prince
Georges' County, Maryland
native mo\ed to McAlpin in
1985 from Pennsylv ania.
She w worked as a correction-
al officer for the Madison
'County Correctional Institute
for 8 1/2 :years. She was of
Catholic faith
\Vhisnant was predeceased
by her' father. \William E.
Young and grandparents. L.W.,
and Alice Mc.lullen. '
Surtvivors include her hus-.
band, Wayne Whisnant of
McAlpin; her mother. Betfi
(Dannyi Pollard of Live Oak;
two daughters, Freida Beth
McCormick of Lake City and
CherIl McCormnck of Li\e
Oak; three brothers, Joseph
(loretta) Lucas and Pete (Pat-
t') Lucas. both of Lake Cir\
and Randy (Sand\) Lucas of
Live Oak; two sisters. Sand\
(Danny) Wood and' Sarah
(Ricky) Jolley, both of Live
Oak; and one grandchild.
Furieral sen ices \\ere held
at 11 a.m.. Tuesday. Au'i. 29 in
the chapel of Haris Funeral
Home with Brother Donnie
Williams officiating. Inter-
ment follo\\ed in Live, Oak.
Cemetery.
Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
of Live Oak was in charge of
all'arrangements.

Doris V. Setliffe
March 9, 1925 -
Aug. 25, 2006

2 oris V. Setliffe, 81,
of Valdosta, Ga. and
p/, -Advent Christian


Village in Dowling Park,
Fla., passed away on Friday,
Aug. 25, 2006 at Shands at
Lake Shore hospital in Lake
City. Born on March 9, 1925
in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the
late Thomas Marvin and
Rosalie Lyle Setliffe, she
was a graduate of Tennessee
Temple University. Setliffe
went to Africa to serve with
SIM (Sudan Interior Mis-
sion/Serving in Mission)'
with the Uduk .people from
1957-1963 at Chali, Sudan as
headmistress of the Chali
.Uduk School. From there she
returned to the USA where
she served as co-editor of-
children's Bible literature at
The Mailbox Club in Valdos-
ta, Ga. These Bible lessons
have been translated into
many languages and are be-
Sing used by a number of oth-
er. organizations such as
Samaritan's Purse Operation
Christmas Child Boxes.
Setliffe was a former mem-
ber of Lee Street Baptist'
Church (now Crossroads
Baptist) and was a member
of Grace Bible Church in
Valdosta, Ga. She was
,-known for her spiritual
depth, her devotion to God,
her intellect, her great wit
and sense of humor.
Sur\ i\ors include several
Cousins, many friends and,
former associates. She is pre-
ceded in death by hei sister.
Martha Sedliffe.
Funeral services were held
at 2 p.m.. Tuesday. AuN. 249
in the chapel of Carson
iMcLane Funeral Home in
ValdostaG. Ga. nterment fol-
lowed in NMcLane River\iew\
Memorial Gardens. Memori-
al contributions may be
made to The Mailbox Club.
404 Eager Rd., Valdosta. GA
31602 or The Good Samari-
tans Nursing Home at Ad-,
vent Christian Village. P.O.
Box 4332. Dowling Park, FL
32060. Condolences. my be
conveyed on the obituary
page at w \\\.mrnclanefiner-
-alaer\ ices.cj m. .' ... .
1'Carson McLane Funeral,
Home of Valdosta, Ga. was
in charge of all arrange-
ments.


DEATH NOTICES

Samuel Little
Jan. 5.1 921-
Aug. 23. 2006


ilamuel Little,
Live Oak,
Passed


85, of
Fla.
alval


"Wednesday, Aug. 23. 2006 in
Lake Cit\ Medical Center.
Daniels Funeral Homes.
Inc. of Live Oak is in charge
of all arrangements

Joey K. Garren
Feb; 20, 1964 -
Aug. 21, 2006

oey K. Garren, 42, of
Orlando, Fla. passed
away .Monday, Aug.
2 006 in Orlando Medical
Center.
Daniels Funeral Homes,
Inc. of Live Oak is in charge
of all arrangements.


Thursday
Aug, 31
Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron open house
The Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron will .old open house from 6:30-
9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 at the EAA,
,hangar at the Suwannee County Airport in
Live Oak. Program open to children 12
and up and adults. The squadron will offer
training in emergency services; cadet pro-
grams and aerospace education, The event,
is open to all who are interested in learn-


ing about the Civil Air Patrol. Info: 386-
208-0701.


Thursday
Sept. 14
United Way family fair
United Way of Suwannee Valley will
hold a family fair with dinner, entertain-
ment and kids activities beginning at 5:30
p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 at LCCC's Pine
Square; Cost: $10 adults and children;
Note: RSVP with payment by Thursday,
Sept. 7; Info: 386-752-5604.


Police


Continued From Page 1A

The following people
were arrested:
Maria Alvarado, 20, 154
Horizon Circle; Jose Del C.
Lopez-Castillo, 42, 154. :

Artists

Continued Frori Page 1lA

gional Library in Live Oak.
Works shown v\ ill include
oil, acrylic, pastel. water-
color, graphics, mixed me-
dia. photography and sculp-
rure by artists from Live'
Oak, North Florida and.
Georgia. .
Awards will total over,


Horizon Circle; Josue Vidal
Ramos, 42, 703 Hamilton
Ave.; Marta Vasquez, 52,
703 Hamilton Ave.; Tomas
Perez, 45, 703 Hamilton
Ave.; and Angel Mendoza,
27, 703 Hamilton Ave.


$2,01)0, and include best of
show, first, second, third
place, honorable mentions
and purchase awards'.;
An opening day reception
will be held on.Sunday,
Sept 10 from 2-4 p.m. at
Suwannee River Regional
Library. Refreshments \\Ill
be served and music \ ill be
pro\ ided by Suw\annee Trio.


All six were charged
with one count of.sale of
alcoholic beverages with-
out a license and two
counts of possession of al-
cohol with the intent to
sell.,


Allparticipating artists,
their guests, and award
sponsors are invited to at-
tend.
SThe general public is en-,
couraged to view this year's
exhibition; the show will be
S'open during the library's
daily schedule. For movie in-
formation. please call Deb-
bie Rice at 386-362-2066.


DOE


Continued From Page 1A

received a check for
5106.651. Branford Elemen-
tary School iBES) received
$59.130. Branford High
School IBHSI received
$67,299.
The funds received are
based on student enrollment
and schools receive $100 per
student.
Assistant Superintendent of
Instructional Services Mel
McMullen said recognition
checks are awarded to
schools that earn an A as part
of the A+Plan for Education.
or impro\ e at least one grade
from the pre\ ions year.
McMullen said SMS re-
ceived a school recognition
check for raising its school
grade from a C to a B last


year. BES received the fund-
ing for raising its grade from
a B to an A. BHS received
the funds for maintaining a B.
He said schools cani se the
money for distributing one-'
time teacher bonuses, pur-'
chasing classroom instruc-
tional material or equipment
or hiring temporary personnel
to assist in tle classroom.
The school advisory coun-
cils in each school, which are
made' up of teachers and ad--
ministrators. \ ill decide how
funds are allocated,
. During a ceremony Aug.
25. DOE Office of Executile
Management Director L\ nin
Abbott visited SNMS to pre-
sent one of the checks.
"We're going for an A next
year." said SMS Principal
Norri Steele at the e\ent.


Lowe's


'Continued From Page. 1A

such items.
Lowe's carries more than
just building supplies.
There are appliances, In-
cluding washers, dryers.
dish\w ashers. waier heaters
and refrigerators. You can
also find grills, greenhous-
es. ladders, mailboxes.
plumbing supplies, paint.
furniiture, and just about-
anything else you might
need to build, remodel or
otherwise' improve your'
home. Lowe's serves retail
as well as, commercial cus-
tomers.
Approximately_ 140 local.
jobs were created by the
opening of the Live Oak
Lowe's.


With sales of $43.2 bil-
lion in 2005. Lowe's is a
FORTUNE 50 company\ that
serves approximately 12
!million customers a \\eek at'
more,than 1,250 stores in
149 states. Based in
Moores\ ille, N.C., the 60-
year old coompan is the
second-largest home im-
pro\ ement retailer in the

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Surrounding districts re-
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Hamilton, Madison. Gilchrist
and Colunbia.
Go\. Jeb Bush announced
in a press release Aug. 25.
that almost 1,800 scho ,ls
state-wide "ere awarded
recognition funds for being,
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the hiccup. While hiccups may occur for no apparent reason, some
causes include reaction to harmful,fumes, hot and spicy foods or liquids,
and pneumonia, which irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm. In
newborns and infants, hiccups commonly occur and are normal. Usually
they will disappear after several minutes, however rarely may persist for
days, weeks, or months.
Unfortunately, there is no definite cure for hiccups. The National
Library of Medicine recommends breathing repeatedly into a paper bag,
drinking a glass of cold water, holding your breath, or eating a teaspoon
of sugar. The sugar may be, taken 3 times at two-minute intervals if the
first try is unsuccessful. Other methods to try at home include becoming
frightened or using smelling salts. If hiccups persist for a few days and
medical attention is required, your doctor may use medications to control
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for $42. After Aug. 31, all
remaining seats will be open to
the public. Please include
Section. Row, and Set numbers.


ule Mail to:
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LIVE OAK, FL. 32064
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Little Miss Suwannee Valley winners from I to r, 2nd runner-up Mollie McGee, 3rd runner-
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School Board Report


School Board Policy 4.01 establishes the Student Progression Plan for Suwannee
District Schools. The plan is comprehensive and in part relates to student performance
standards, promotion, retention and graduation requirements. The Student Progression
Plan is available for review at the district office and each school site. Student promotion
is based on evaluation of pupil achievement in terms of appropriate instructional goals.
Grade placement is categorized K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

K-5 placement is determined by student achievement of grade level expectations.
Mandatory retention is exercised at Grade 3 if reading proficiency is not Level 2 or
above. Students may be exempt from Grade 3 retention with specified "Good Cause"
reasons.

6-8 placement is determined by student achievement or grade level expectations.
The principal has the final approval based on evaluation of the student's performance.
Retention is recommended if the student fails two or more core academic subjects.

9-12 placement is based on regular promotions occurring at the end of the school
year and dependent on credits earned. See the table below.

Grade 9 Promoted from grade eight.
Grade 10 Student must have earned five (5) credits.
Grade 11 Student must have earned twelve (12) credits.
Grade 12 Student must have earned nineteen (19) credits.

Students Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2*on the Reading portion of the Florida
.comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
Levels 1 and 2 are "low performing" levels

The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups)
tested during the 2006 administration of the FCAT in the district.
Grade Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
level Number Scoring at 'Scoring at scoring at scoring at, Sconng at Scoring at
Tested eel Levell 1 Leel 2 .Level2. Le\els I Levels :1
and2 'and 2
3 444 71 16" o 44 100 115 6 o
4 344 76 22i, 58 17" 134 39'
5 413 83 200 78 19"o 161 39o
6 | 451 90 201 o 99 '22 189 42o
7 444 89 20",, 98 22" 187 42o
8 .458 110 24. 174 38o 284 620
9 468 150 32 o 145 31'o 295 63%0
10 410 188 46", 107 26'o 295 7

Students Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10'

The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for
allstudents in giades 3 through 10 \within the district,

Grade 3 4 5 '6 7 8 9 10
Number 40 5 5 J3 8 5 62 33
Retained 'l ... :-.- ; i
E'lid-of 52 418 489 553 552 587 651 574
Year
Member-
ship*
Percent 8 1 1 2o 1) 1 10 Io 600
Retained

*End-of-year eilenibership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the endof the
year and for .whrio a decision on promotion status is required and reported.:

"Good Cause" Exemptions

There are six (6) reasons that a third grader who scored a Level 1 on the FCAT can be
promoted to the fourth grade. These exemptions are as follow:
1. An LEP (Limited English Proficient) student with less than two (2) years
instruction in an ESOL program.
2. A student with a disability those IEP (Indkiidual Educational Plan) indicates
SFCAT assessment is NOT appropriate.
3. A student demonstrating an acceptable level on the state approved reading
alternative assessment of a 51% or above.
4. A student reading at least at Level 2 performance as evidenced by a student
portfolio measuring the mastery of Sunshine State Standards Reading
Benchmarks.
5. A student with disability previously retained in grades K-3 with an IEP or 504
Plan showing the student received intensive reading remediation for more than
:two years.
6. A student ,receiving intense e reading remediation who was previously retained
for two years and still has a deficiency in reading. ,


Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption

This table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FCAT
reading requirement and promoted for "Good Cause" at the end of the 2005-2006 school
year. '

ELL/LEP Students Students Students Students Students Total'
Students with passing Demonstrating with Retained Promoted
'r i.h Less Disabilities Alternative Proficiency Disabilities Twice with with
than 2 not Tested: Assessment through Retained 2 or More
Years in on FCAT Portfolio Once with Years of Cause
ESOL per IEP 2+ Years of Remediation


Remediation
3 4 7 3 19 2 38



Schools have published "The No Child Left Behind: School Accountability Report ".
The Report Card for each school is available at the individual schools and the district
office. Schools must address Florida's Student Performance Criteria and meet Federal
Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) levels. Schools have been identified as "Needing
Assistance" due to not making AYP under the Federal NCLB legislation. Four schools
were in need of assistance or "Corrective Action". One school was low performing under
the State A+ Accountability Plan (school grades).

Parent Involvement is encouraged in helping develop the School Improvement Plans and
representing the schools by serving on the School Advisory Council. Please join us in
making each school a successful place for your students to attend.
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Tropical


Continued From Page 1A

expected to hit Florida...some-
where. The state Office of
Emergency Management is on
full alert monitoring the storm.
According to FEMA, the
agency is continuing to closely
monitor the storm with the
Hurricane Liaison Team at the
National Hurricane Center and
Sis coordinating with state and
local officials as they make de-
cisions for their communities
on evacuations and response
activities.
Locally, the city and Suwan-
nee County officials are closely
monitoring the situation and
were feeling fairly secure early
Aug. 29 that Emesto would not
cause any problems locally oth-
er than rain. However, Suwan-
nee County Emergency Man-
agement Director Johnny Woo-
le) said the county is monitor-
ing the situation minute by
minute and will take action as
needed if the storm should
poise any threat to Sut\ annee
County. "We should be on the
dryer side of the tropical stomn.
however, any shift to the west
could put 'us on the side which
would experience more winds
and rain," Wooley said at noon
i yesterday. .
"From recent predictions we
might get a little rain out of it'"
Live Oak Mayor Sonn% Nobles
said. "We're not going to take
any extradorinatory measures at.
this time." Nobles addedthat
the cit is staying on top of the
situation and \\ ll take \w hate\er
measures are needed if the pre-.
dictions should change
FEMApreparations include:
*Engaging \\ith governors
and state emergency. managers
in the anticipated unpact states
to begin federal and state coor-
dination.
S*Working with partners at
the National Huricane Center
to anticipate the stonn's land-
fall.


*Mobilizing trucks with
food, water and ice for the po-
tentially affected areas.
*Activating FEMA's Nation-
al Response Coordination Cen-
ter in D.C., and the Regional
Response Coordination Center
in Atlanta, Gas, to Level 1, with
a 24/7 operational period.
*Activating and deploying
response teams to staging areas
in Florida, Georgia and Alaba-
ma, including Federal Incident
Response Support Teams
(FIRST), Disaster Medical As-
sistance Teams and Urban
Search and Rescue Teams.'
.In addition, disaster supplies
have been pre-positioned
throughout Southeastern states
including:
*41 Pre-Poit.moned Disaster
Supply units in place across Al-
abama. Florida, Georgia, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolia and
South Carolina. Each 250-per-
son unit contains a 5-kh\ gener-
ator, folding cots, blankets, pil-
lo\ s. portable toilet with a pri-
"ac. tent, personal li giene kit,
\ washcloths, first aid kit, CPR
mask, halogen eight set '.Mth
cord, fire extinguisher, Tyvek
coverall suit, CQ aidme light
stick, five-gallon gasoline can,
S\heelchair. home repair tool
Skit. and a hand truck.
'344 truckloads of water
staged in locations across the
Southeast. including Hiomne
stead AF B. Orlando and Live
Oak : Robins AFB in Georgia;',
Purvis, NMis.; Fort Bragg, N.C.,
and lx icFntire Air Nitional
Guard Station in S.C. Each
truck contains water to supply
5,000 people for one daN.
*300 truckloads of ice staged
in. ackson\ille. Winter Ha en
and Barlo\\ Each truckload of
ice can sustain 5,000 people per
Sday.
S*18 tnckloads of MREs pre-
staged at Homestead AFB arid
in Purnis. Niss. Each niuck-
load can sustain 1'0.000 1iipeople
per day.


*44 truckloads oftarps and
plastic sheeting also staged at
Homestead AFB as well as
Brooksville and Orlando., and
Purvis, Miss.
FEMA and its state partners
in the Southeastern U.S. remind
the public that individual and
community preparedness.is es-
sential to an effective response,
and that these pre-staged sup-'
plies do not supplant the need
for individuals and families that
could be affected by Tropical
Storm Emesto to have emer- .
agency supplies on hand. By "
taking simple steps to prepare,
citizens allow authorities to fo-
cus efforts and resources to life-
saving effoAs and helping those.
who need it most. Individuals,
families, and businesses should:
*Prepare emergency supply
kits with food, water, battery
operated radios and medicines
to last up to a minimum of 72,
hours. Pet owners also should
ensure they have supplies and,a
plan for their pets.
*Make emergency plans that
include how and where they .
would evacuate, shelter-in-
place and communicate with'.'
one another.
'Listen to local authorities. -
for direction and evacuation or-
ders.' ,
For more information on
preparing foi emergencies.
Please islt \\xa\.read.gov..
'For additional information oi
e\ acuation orders and emner-
gency instructions or updates
on Florida state eniergency
management plans. please \ sit
\'%\ ,\. t]ondadisaster.org.
FENL\ manages federal re-
sponse and reco\ er efforts fol-
low\ ing an\ national incident.
:FEAL\ also iniiates mitigation
activities. workss \\ith state and
local emergency\ managers. and
manages the National Flood In-
surance Program. FENL be-
cane part of the U.S Depart-
ment of Homeland Securr\ on
March I. 2i003


Still


Continued From Page lA No\. 21.
Suwannee Counti School
your vote. Board District 3 (non-parli-
The primary election will san)
be held Tuesday.Sept. 5 \%ith *Dan Marsee, challenger
polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 *Julie Blake tilmer, incuIm-
p.m. bent
Those on the ballot for the Suwannee Co.'uniy School
'Sept. 5 election are, as fol- Board District 4 (non-parti-
lows: san)
Local: i (No incumbent as School,
Stm\\annee County Coim- Board Member Barbara
mission District 4 (Democrat) Ceryak is retiring)
*Linda Dye, challenger *James Cooper
.'*Billy Maxwell, incumbent Ed daSilva
.*Diana Robinson. Chal- *Jane T. Lowe
longer District 5 School Board
The candidate w ith the member J. M.-Holtzclaw was
most votes in the County re-elected 'without opposition
Co0nmission race \\ill in the as asas District 2 Suwannee
seat in the Sept. 5 election. County Commissioner Doug
The winner will be sworn in UDell. Winners will take of-


CHILD CARE CLASSES
2006-2007


3 Hour Child Care
September 16 8:00 a.m.-ll:00 a.m.
6 Hour Child Care Facility Rules
September 9, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
6 Hour Child Care Family Home
September 9 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
6 Hour Child Growth and Development
September 23 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
6 Hour Child Care "BOS"
October 7' 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
8 Hour Child Care Health. Safety and Nutrition
October 21 & November 4 8:00 am.-2:30 p.m.
4 Hour Child Care Abuse and Neglect
Noieeber 4 : 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p:m.
10 Hour Child Care Preschool
November 18 & December 2 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
30 Hour Child Care Facility Rules
Sept. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
30 Hour Child Care Family Home
Sept. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
24 Hour Child Care Core
Sept. 23; Oct. 7, 21;Nov. 4 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


$13.04

$16.44

$2 1.15

$19.12

$16.44

$22.75

$18.25

$26:17

,$99.68

$125.84

$76.56


Early Chtilldood i= onah"tion
(CDA)
TABE Test Required
.st Term n
Every Tuesday : 5:00 9:00 p.m.
September 5,,12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12 $762.69
2nd Term .. .
Every Tuesday 5:00 9:00 p.m.
January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27;
April 10, 17,24 $601.54


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fice in Noiemnber.
Non-pairtsan candidates
mutst ha\e 51 percent of the
vote to win or the't\\wo top
\ ote-getteis will face off No\.
7 in the general election.
Disl ict and state races are:
Slate RepresentatiNe Dis-
trict 11 (Republican) :,
(No incumbent as Rep.
DI igft Stansel is retiring dge
to tenn limits "
*David Pope of Alachta
County
*Ray Walker of ColumnL
County '
STle winner of this race \%iI
face Dem'ocrat Debbie Boyd
of Alachua County on Nov.,7.
. The winner of this race will
take office November 21.
Also on the ballot will' e
candidates as follows:
Governor and Lt.
Governor',
Republican
Charlie Crist
Tom Gallagher
Vernon Palmer
Michael W. St. Jean '
Democrat
Glenn Burkett
Carol Castagnero
John M. Crotty. '
Jim Davis,
Rod Smith
Attorney General'
SDemocrat
Walter "Skip" Campbell
Merrilee Ehrlich
Chief financial Officer
Republican
Milt Bauguess
Randy Johnson
Toin Lee
United States Senator 4.
Republican .
LeRoy Collins Jr.
Katherine Harris
Williams "Will" McBride'
Peter Monroe
The winners of these races
in the Nov. 7 general election
will take office in January
2007.
If you are a registered voter.
in any county in Florida and
are now a resident of Suwan-
nee County, you, too, can still
change your registration so
you can vote in local elec-
tions. Call Williams' office at
386-363-2616 for inore infor-
mation on that.


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EDUCATION CANDIDATES: Candidates for Suwannee County School Board District 3 had the op-
portunity to speak to Live Oak Rotary Club members on Monday, Aug. 28. Vying for.the seat are
Candidate Dan Marsee, left, and Incumbent Julie Ulmer, center. Rotary Club of Live Oak President
Dean Papapetrou, right, welcomes the candidates. Photo-staff
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FLORIDA HOUSE CANDIDATES SPEAK TO ROTARY: Left to right: Rotary Club of Live Oak President
.Dean Papapetrou welcomed State Representative District 11 candidates Debbie Boyd (D-Newberry),
.'.ay Walker (R-Lake City) and David Pope (R- Alachua) when they brought their campaign message
to the Live Oak Rotary Club Monday, Aug. 28. Walker and Pope are on the ballot Sept. 5 and the
winnerr will face Boyd in the General Election Nov. 7. Photo- staff
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didates for local offices to speak to them prior to the primary election and bring their message to
the club. On Monday, Aug. 28 non-partisan candidates for the Suwannee County School Board Dis-
trict 4 position brought their message to the assembled group. Pictured left to right, Rotary Club of
Live Oak President Dean Papapetrou, Candidate Ed daSilva, Candidate James Cooper and Candidate
Jane T. Lowe. Photo-staff


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FROM THE PAGES OF THE THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1973 EDITION OF THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT


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President Ernest Sellers, left, turned the Chamber of Commerce meeting over to Eee
Blair. rijht, who presented the Star Student Award for this school year, to Tommy San-
dolph, center.


Assistant Superintendent of. Schools Everette Williamson
presents a $10 personal cheek to Katrina Wood for being the
top Snwannee County spelling champion in the Florida Times-
Union Spelling Bee. Primary School principal Nan Martin
and moderator for the spelling 'bee, stands to the right.


WINNERE.OF TH SE *a r.% rn.rariS lnhd-nt )t Schools Evrette Wlllumsass
lett, t.,nisL, he ahr, Wp iin.aiL An&h? 'ana'-e COOsy entry of the Florlda,
7l-un.lrMlon swan 1 1ee La.,,r- Mil-n., :-r.:d n -sa IL aid lain, Loey, far
,l,,, gm -. ae --r.d m-l IldId i.nli.d *p-lInr, irL.% ,.-oai u.de E-1., lierr ofthe
appeulu.u eW. I -&o clt lA. Mioa .d ar ir 5 r.Wr r h1-i -ra. MI'rlp.l f the Su-
,.anr pr% a hPaci and md-r.lar F" ah "ra .Ia. d tnelld L[a.une


Mrs. Robert Cannon, middle, was the winner of a $20
gift certificate to any store in town plus a bucket of Ken-
turky Fried Chicken. These were second place prizes as an-
nounced at the Live Oak Junior Woman's Club Carnival
Saturday. April 7. Mrs. Frankie Allen. finance chairman of
the Club, is on the left and AubreS Stegall, owner and man-
ager of Kentucky Fried Chicken sits on the right,






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Miss Peggy Musgrove, left, of the Live Oak Junior Wo-
man's Club presents the winning ticket for a. bicycle which
was given away at the Club's Spring Carnival from the West-
ern Auto Store to'lkathy McElveen. On the right is Gene
Crosby, Asst' Manager of Western Auto, and Miss Teressa
McMilliali, chairman of, the, carnival "


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Jim and Charlotte LUayton performed a song and uance
route for the teacher's "Dollars for Scholars" talent showy
.iiented last Thursday and Friday nlgbts. i,:(,! :,, i
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Thursday Karaoke 7:30 p.~'m.

riday Mike Evans @ SOS Cafe

turday The Blumpkins 7:30 pm.


Fireworks @ Dark

Free Hotdogs & Soda for the kids

Sunday Mike Miller Band 7:30 p.m.

Monday Mike Evans SOS Cafe

Tuesday The Outback Band 7:30 p.m.


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34-0 in season opener


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taking place Sept. 9


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Deadline to sign up
The Slammin' Scramble
Golf Tournament to benefit
the Suwannee Wrestling
Team will be held at
Suwannee Country Club,
7932 US 90, Live Oak Sat-
urday, Sept 9. Tee off at
8:30 a.m.
Entry fee of,$55 includes
cart, drinks, tee gift, prizes
and more. Three person
teams. Scramble format.
Deadline to sign up is
Wednesday,. Sept. 6. Field
Is limited to first 66 paid


Wednesday, Sept. 6
entries. Verified handicap
required.
Prizes: New 2006 Ford
F-150 XLT ($26,000 val-
ue). Two person drawing
for a shot at $100,000. Two
people will be drawn for a
165 yard shot at $100,000.
This event will be on hole
number 1 before tourna-
ment begins. Four other
hole-in-one prizes!
For more information.
contact Chad Perrin, 386-
590-1208.


SUWANNEE RIVER WILDERNESS TRAIL

Florida Parks Services

launches destination map


Robert Bridges
Democrat Reporter


The rain eased up by the
end of the first quarter Friday ?n lV
night at Tiger Stadium, but
the real storm was just be-
ginning to brew. The Bull-
dogs held tough until half-
time against 5A Columbia
High. But after a 20-point
Tiger third quarter, the bot-
tom fell out. The 'Dogs fell
in their regular-season open-
er, 34-0. I I
Abrief pre-game skirmish al-
most cost both teams some players.
though order \was quickly restored.
Things looked promising early on for
the 'Dogs. Stephen Cherm ended the
Tigers' first dri\e with a fourth-down inter- -
ception at the Suwannee 25. But after the
Bulldog offense sputtered, the Tigers roared
back. Rene Perry capped a 55-yard dri\e w ith a
one-yard scoring plunge at 2:04 of the first quar-
ter. Perry, a 265-pound senior, gave the 'Dogs fits
all night, averaging almost six yards a camrr on ten at-
tempts.
Suwannee continued to stumble on offense. but hung
tough against the Tigers' bruising ground game. With Co-
lumbia threatening in the final two minutes of the half,
Bulldog linebacker Lee Laxton caught inning back Willie
Collins in the backfield-for a loss of six to the Suwannee
16. But then quarterback Travis Peters connected with tight
end Talin Jones to make the score 14-0 after the kick.
The Bulldogs weren't out of it yet. But an interception by


Travis \Vestberr. starting at quarterback for the injured
Taihuan Roundrree. just about sealed the deal. Westberry
misfired from deep in Bulldog territory, ard defensive
back Aaron Randolph returned the.ball to the
Suw annee seven to set up another Columbia
y^ `" t touchdown.
Suw arnnee head coach Bobby Bennett re-
S fused to let \\estberr shoulder the blame for.
S the miscue. "That's a lot of pressure to put on
a guy starting his first game as quarter-
H back," lie saidreferring to the decision
to;pass from deep in his own territory.
"I 'llltake that one more than him."
SColumbia's Collins scored from
'',. five yards out to make it 21-0 at
l 11:08 of the third quarter.
The Tigers added two more TDs
S in the third to make it 34-0, ensuring
that the Old Oaken Bucket w would sta
S E in Lake Cir tfor another
SWEEP: Jason Cherry year. Suwannee's Collis
runs the outside Givens blocked the point-af-
against Columbia ter attempt following th
S High Friday Tigers' last score.
night. Bennett gave his team.
Polo: Paul. credit for their: efforts
Buchanan against the pFierful.Colum-
bia High squad. "They com-
peted hard against a big.
fast team," he said. Bennett
singled out defensive tackle
Gramby Croft, offensive
tackle Lamr .MAlen, tight end
Gabe Galloway and linebackers Lee Laxton and Justin Star-
ling for special recognition.
The Dogs (0-I I are at home this Friday against Jack-
sonville's Episcopal High. Kick-off is at 7:30-p.m..


Naiioial Geographic
map provides physical
and ?'ecreational details
of the trail

The Florida Park Service
recently unveiled a multi-
.media map system provid-
ing detailed information
about the Suwannee Ri\ er
Wilderness Trail. The
Park Service contacted
with National Geographic
to produce both print and
electronic destinaiion maps
pro\ hiding comprehensive
information on physical
details and acmi ties along
the trail.
"The Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail is an ex-
ceptional outdoor recre-
ational experience that
drain s thousands of visitors
to one of Florida's most
renowned rivers and boosts


local economies." said
Florida Department of En-
ironmental Protection
iDEP) Secretary Colleen
NI. Castille. "The detailed
print and interactive elec-
tronic maps \\ill help pro-
mote one of the state's
most historic rivers, scenic
state parks and North
Florida's rural cultural her-
itage."'.
Dev eloped during the
last two 'ears, the destina-
tion maps pro, ide informa-
tion about the Suwannee
River Wilderness Trail.. in-
cludng the multitude of
recreational opportunities
offered along the 170-mile
trail. The companion maps
are a panr of the National
Geographic geo-tourism
series and available both

SEE FLORIDA, PAGE 4B


Boater education grants

available from FWC


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conser~ nation
Commission (FWVC) an-
nounces the availability of
$200J000 in grant funding
under the Florida Boating
Impro\ ement Program
(FBIP) for boater education
projects.
Projects eligible for
funding must increase pub-


lic know ledge of boating
issues by generating mate-
rials for distribution, edu-
cational programs or dis-
plays.
Funding is available only
for the 2006-07 fiscal \ear:
therefore, projects must be
completed and an invoice

SEE BOATER, PAGE 4B


Garner Carmichael Tournament raises $88 for Haven Hospice
SStaff
The annual Garner Carmichael
Golf Tournament was held Aug. 26
at the Suwannee County Country
Club. The tournament, held in hon-
or of the late Garner Carmichael,
has raised more than $20,000 to-
ward scholarships for local stu-'-
dents preparing for trade and tech-
nical careers. A total of 18 three-
member teams competed.
Taking first place, and a $150
prize, was the team of Mark and
Erin Spiwak and Tracy Goodwin.
Finishing second and taking home
$100, was the team of Henry, Sam 1L
and Shack Roberson. The third
place team.of Robert and Bryce.
Hartley and Weston Gallop won
$75, and the fourth place team of
Ross and Matt Hartley and Jimmy
Othus received $50.
Rick Jay Williams won the clos-
est-to-the-pin prize, and George
:,I Roberson was recognized for
,longest putt.
The tournament, held.in a
scramble format, began at 8 a.m.
Play was followed at noon by a LONGEST PUTT: George Roberson, right, who recorded the
A .- SFIRST PLACE: The winning team in the Garner Carmichael Golf Tournament. Mark Spiwak, longest putt of the day, and Marjorie Carmichael.
SEE GARNER, PAGE 4B left, Erin Spiwak center, and Tracy Goodwin. Photo: Robert Bridges Photo: Robert Bridges


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of students in classes of
teachers: Brown, Crowell,
McCullers, Miracle, Ragan,
Robinson, Turman, Wagner,
Winburn and Yulee. Meeting
begins in the lunchroom with
introduction of school admin-
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of policy for attendance from
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Sept. 1
Suwannee School
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on budget, curriculum, facili-
ties, personnel policy and
transportation at 9 a.m., Fri-
day, Sept. 1 in the Douglass
Center Conference Building.
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exception of expulsion issues,
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The Florida Fish and
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increased the cost of its
gold sportsman's li-
cense and sportsman's
license by $5 to cover
the new crossbow sea-
son permit that was re-
cently added to the li-
cense package.
The gold sportsman's
license now costs $88.50
and includes hunting,


saltwater fishing and
freshwater fishing- li-
censes; and manage-
ment area, archery,
crossbow, muzzleload-
ing gun, turkey, Florida
waterfowl, snook and
lobster permits.
The sportsman's li-
cense costs $72.50 and
includes hunting and
freshwater fishing li-
censes; and manage-
ment area, archery,


crossbow, muzzleload-
ing gun, turkey and
Florida waterfowl per-
mits.
Hunters who already
possess one of these li-
censes can hunt on pri-
vate lands during the
new crossbow season
without having to pur-
chase the $5 crossbow
season permit, if the li-
cense does not expire
until after the crossbow


season.
The new permit is
similar to the archery
and muzzleloading gun
permits that also cost $5
and are required for
those hunting during
the archery and muzzle-
loading gun seasons.
These licenses are
available for purchase
at tax collectors' offices,
.license vendors and at
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online and by request.
"The destination map en-
courages veteran adventurers
and newcomers alike to come
explore the Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail," said Flori-
da Park Service Director
Mike Bullock. "Visitors can
plan and enhance their
Suwannee River Wilderness
adventure by utilizing these
comprehensive resources."
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patients whose situation
makes it impossible for them
to stay at home. The new care
center will feature 16 private
rooms, a living room, a chapel
and the memorial garden. Pro-
fessional staff will provide
comprehensive and compas-
sionate care for those with
life-limiting illnesses, such as
Garner Carmichael, who lost
his battle with cancer in 2000.
See Friday's Democrat for
more photos.


River Wilderness Trail is a
partnership program between
DEP, the Suwannee River
Water Management District
and businesses and commu-
nities along the river. The
trail provides visitors an op-
portunity to navigate the
world-famous Suwannee
with convenient rest stops lo-
cated at one-day intervals.
From tents and cabins to mo-
tels, hotels, and bed & break-
fast inns, eight regional'
'hubs' with existing infra-
structure and recreational op-
portunities will offer various
resting and lodging choices
along the way.
Florida's state park system
is one of the largest in the
country with 159 parks span-
ning more than 725,000 acres
and more than 100 miles of
sandy white beach. From
swimming and diving in
rivers and springs to birding
and fishing or hiking and rid-
ing on natural scenic trails,
Florida's state parks offer
year-around outdoor activi-
ties for all ages. Battle reen-
actments and Native Ameri-
can festivals celebrate Flori-
da's unique history, while art
shows, museums and light-
houses offer a window into.
Florida's cultural heritage.
To view the online interac-
tive Suwannee River Wilder-
ness Trail map, visit
http://www.nationalgeo-
graphic.com/promo/suwan-
nee/. To request i hard-copy
map, call (800) 868-9914, or
visit
www.SuwanneeRiver.com
S om/> The printed publica-
tion will also be available at
the White Springs Nature and
Heritage Tourism Center.,
For more information about
Florida State Parks visit
www.floridastateparks.org
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'Boater -
Continued From Page 1B

received by June 10, 2007.
Eligible applicants include
county governments, munici-
palities and other governmen-
tal entities of the State of
Florida. Applications are be-
ing accepted and must be re-
ceived before close of busi-
ness Oct. 20, 2006.
A copy of the application,
policies and guidelines may
be downloaded from
http://MyFWC.com/boating/g
rants/fbip.htm.
For more information, e-
mail FBIP@MyFWC.com or
call 850-488-5600.

WHO: FWC
WHAT: Grants for boater
education projects
WHEN: 2006-2007
WHERE: Florida
SNOTE: Projects must be
completed and an invoice re-
ceived by June 10, 2007
CONTACT: 850-488-
5600, FBIP@MyFWC.com.

Garner
Continued From Page 1B

barbecue lunch for players
and sponsors.
The main portion of profits
for this year's event went to
Haven Hospice. Haven Hos-
pice will be located between
Live Oak and Lake City on
U.S. 90 and is expected to
open later this fall. The garden
entrance will be named in
honor of the late Garner
Carmichael.
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home-like environment for


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Suwannee Legals


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTSTO BE VOTED ON
NOVEMBER 7, 2006

NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby give notice that an elec-
tion will be held in each county in Florida, on
November 7, 2006, for the ratification or rejec-
tion of proposed constitutional amendments of
the State of Florida.

NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 19
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:

STATE PLANNING AND BUDGET
PROCESS

Ballot Summary:

Proposing amendments to the State Constitu-
tion to limit the amount of nonrecurring gener-
al revenue which may be appropriated for re-
curring purposes in any fiscal year to 3 per-
cent of the total general revenue funds esti-
mated to be available, unless otherwise ap-
proved by a three-fifths vote of the Legislature;
to establish a Joint Legislative Budget Com-
mission, which shall issue long-range financial
outlooks; to provide for limited adjustments in
the state budget without the concurrence of
the full Legislature, as provided by general
law; to reduce the number of times trust funds
are automatically terminated; to require the
preparation and biennial revision of a long-
range state planning document; and to estab-
lish a Government Efficiency Task Force and
S ) specify its duties.

Full Text:

ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE

SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and
Appropriations Processes.-

(a) ANNUAL BUDGETING.

(1) Effective July 1, 1994, General law shall
prescribe the adoption of annual state bud-
getary and planning processes and require
'that detail reflecting the annualized costs of
the state budget and reflecting the nonrecur-
ring costs of the budget requests shall accom-
pany state department and agency legislative
budget.requests, the governor's recommend-
ed budget, and appropriation bills.

(2) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote of
-the membership of each house appropria-
tions made for recurring purposes from nonre-
curring general revenue funds f9r any fiscal
year shall not exceed three percent of the to-
tal general revenue funds estimated to be
available at the time such appropriation is
made.

(3) As prescribed by general law each state
department and .agency shall be required to
submit a legislative budget request that is
based uoon and that reflects the lond-rante fi-


hancial outlook adopted by the joint legislat
budget commission or that specifically
plains any variance from the long-range fine
cial outlook contained in the request.

(4) For purposes of this section subsectii
the terms department and agency shall
clude the judicial branch.

(b) APPROPRIATION BILLS FORMAT

Separate sections within the general appro[
action bill shall be used for each major progr
area of the state budget; major program are
shall include: education enhancement "lotte
trust fund .items; education (all other fund
human services; criminal justice and corn
tions; natural resources, environment, grove
management, and transportation; gene
government; and judicial branch. Each ma
g''l.:,3 w. ar-,a r.a I'i.'ru.3E.. rar i, mT,.aiO "
( tal outlay; aid ii locai gojerr.'rrer.li ar,,n. n.
profit organizations operations; aid to lot
qoerrnmenri aj.. nor.prc.i .:.rganlaz.eonc c
lal .:ullay. Iler3S1 rur .J and r, e 31:COCCal
state matching funds; spending authorization
for operations; and spending authorizations
capital outlay: Additionally, appropriation b
passed by the. legislature shall include
itemization of specific appropriations that a
ceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
1992 dollars. For purposes of this subsectic
"specific appropriation," "itemization," a
"major program area" shall be defined by,li
( Tn. s ,len ,.zair...nr i nre .rijld shall be BdlUi Ied
ger,-ral IeA e=a r/ lur' ye .- 10 rltl ct he ri
of inflation or deflation as indicated in the Cc
summer Price Index for All Urban Consume
U.S. City Average, All Items, or successor
ports as rep.:oned t., Ire United States C
apartment of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statist
or its successor. Substantive bills contain
appropriations shall also be subject to t
itemization requirement mandated under tl
provision and shall be subject to the gov
hor's specific appropriation veto' power d
scribed in Article Ill, Section 8.This subsecti
shall be effective July 1, 1994.

(c) APPROPRIATIONS REVIEW PROCEt

(1) No later than September15 of each ye
the joint legislative budget commission sh
issue'a long-range financial outlook setting o
recommended fiscal strategies for the sta
an it: j- arnmiTenl and agencilc: Ir. or'r
a'si-: Ihe leIglalurie rraK'ng Ludget de
.isrn Trh Inrng.rarnge. lIran-nr r ullnov mi
include rpajor workload and revenue et
mates In order to implement this paragra[
the joint legislative budget commission sh
use current official consensus estimates a
ma' request the development of additional
ficial estimates. '

(21 The ioint legislative budget commissi


ing and recc
cial outlook.


ated after the effective date of this subsection
shall terminate not more than four years after
the effective date of the act authorizing the
initial creation of the trust fund. By law the leg-
islature may set a shorter time period for which
any trust fund is authorized.

(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or
mandates; trust funds established for bond
covenants, indentures, or resolutions, whose
revenues are legally pledged by the state or
public body to meet debt service or other fi-
nancial requirements of any debt obligations of
the state or any public body; the state trans-
portation trust fund; the trust fund containing
the net annual proceeds from the Florida Edu-
cation Lotteries; the Florida retirement trust
fund; trust funds for institutions under the man-
agement of the Board of Governors Regents,
where such trust funds are for auxiliary enter-
prises and contracts, grants, and donations, as
those terms are defined by general law; trust
funds that serve as clearing funds or accounts
for the chief financial officer or state agencies;
trust funds that account for assets held by the
state in a trustee capacity as an agent or fidu-
ciary for individuals, private organizations, or
other governmental units; and other trust funds
authorized by this.Constitution, are not subject
to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2)
of this subsection.

(4) All cash balances and income of any trust
funds abolished under this subsection shall be
deposited into the general revenue fund.

(5) The provisions of this subsection shall be
effective November 4, 1992.

(g) BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND

Beginning with the 1994-1995 fiscal year, at
least 1% of an amount equal to the last com-
pleted fiscal year's net revenue collections for
the general revenue fund shall be retained in a
budget stabilization fund. The budget stabi-
lization fund shall be increased to at least 2%
of said amount forth 1995-1996 fiscal year, at
least 3% of said amount for the 1996-1997 fis-
cal year, at least 4% of said amount for the
1997-1998 fiscal year, and at least 5% of said
amount for the 1998-1999 fiscal year. Subject
to the provisions of this subsection, the budget
stabilization fund shall be maintained at an
amount equal to at least 5% of the last com-
pleted fiscal year's net revenue collections for
the general revenue fund.shall be retained in
the budget stabilization fund. The budget stabi-.
lization fund's principal balance shall not ex-
ceed an amount equal to 10% of the last com-
pleted fiscal year's net revenue collections for
the general revenue fund. The legislature shall.
provide criteria for withdrawing funds from'the
budget stabilization fund in a separate bill for
that purpose only and only for the purpose of
covering revenue shortfalls of the general rev-
enue fund or for the purpose of providing fund-
ing for an emergency, as defined by general
law. General law shall provide for the restora-
tioh of this fund. The budget stabilization fund
shall be comprised of funds not otherwise ob-
ligated or committed for any purpose. .

(h) LONG-RANGE STATE PLANNING
DOCUMENT AND DEPARTMENT
AND AGENCY PLANNING
DOCUMENT PROCESSES.

.General law-shall' provide 'for a long-range
state planning document The governor shall
recommend to the legislature bienniallv any re-


Legislature, by initiative, or by any other
method, must be approved by at least 60 per-
cent of the voters of the state voting on the
measure, rather than by a simple majority. This
proposed amendment would not change the
current requirement that a proposed constitu-
tional amendment imposing a new state tax or
fee be approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of
the state voting in the election in which such
an amendment is considered.

Full Text:

ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS

SECTION '5. Amendment or revision elec-
tion.-

(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of
this constitution, or any part of it, shall be sub-
mitted to the electors at the next general elec-
tion held more than ninety days after the joint
resolution or report of revision commission,
constitutional convention or taxation and bud-
get reform commission proposing it is filed
with the custodian of state records, unless,
pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative vote
of three-fourths of the membership of each
house of the legislature and limited to a single
amendment or revision, it is submitted at an
earlier special election held more than ninety
days after such filing.

(b) A proposed amendment or revision of this
constitution, or any part of it, by initiative shall
be submitted to the electors at the general
election provided the initiative petition is filed
with the custodian of state records no later
than February .1 of the year in which the gen-
eral election is held.

(c) The legislature shall provide by general
law, prior to the holding of an election pursuant
to this section, for the provision of a statement
to the public regarding the probable financial
.impact of any amendment proposed by initia-
tive pursuant to section 3.

(d) Once in the tenth week, and once in the
sixth week immediately preceding the week in
which the election is held, the proposed
amendment or revision, with notice of the date
of election at which it will be submitted to the
electors, shall be published in one newspaper
,of general circulation in each county in which
a newspaper is published.

(e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for
elsewhere in this constitution, if the proposed
amendment or.revision is approved by vote of
at least sixty percent of the electors voting on'
Irne measure 1 a ri ll t;ria b ,.?:|. a n miT.rj.
rr,.-r1i 1, .:.r ,e'.~i ,::n .lI ire c :.,rnlS lul.Or.' IN: ir;,
ilai- on ire .r-6 r Tue;,.y ,aner Ine IIr; ,, l. r a,,
,r, J nr.uary .jll- ir.g Ir ldci.r. 1,r, or c.r. u.:r.
other date as may be pe.:,t.I, in Ire an.mer-ld
mentor revision. i

NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION 27
(Cilizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Protect People, Especially Youth, From Addic-
tion,' Disease, and Other'Hdalth Hazards of
all,nQ Totmary::,

Ballot Summary:.


ive visions to the long-range state planning docu-
ex- ment, as defined by law. General law shall re- To protect people
an- quire a c .er. .al i .. ae rl i 1 ic.r..:.l Ir.e l.ng. *icll .. l 'r, ..ieae
3n-
range iatl- plar.r.rng d.:umentl ; all requIre uq ir.gl Ira:, tj in-
the governor to report to the legislature on the Tobacco Settlem
on, progress in achieving the state planning docu- comprehensive si
in- ment's goals, and shall require all departments and prevention pn
and agencies of state government to develop ease Control bes
planning documents that identify statewide .program componi
strategic goals and objectives consistent with quiring one-third o

the long-range state planning document. The vettising. Annual
pri- long-range state planning document and de- bacco Settlement
am apartment and 'agency planning documents, ed annually for in
cas shall remain subject to review and revisionby. Effective Jmmedia
ry" the legislature. The long-range state'planning
Is); document must include projections of future Full Text:
ec- needs and resources of'the state which are
wth consistent with the long-range financial out- BE IT ENACTE
ral: io..:. Tne aOparlrTri anrd agjnr.:y piannmrg FLOJRIC4 THAT A
jor 'do.:u.T.. r.rii l ur, 1u.jle a prior..Ize. I.lil.rg o i rr amern. d l 1ad.
*It iF.eI.'.i,1 ,,I pcnah.tuic- f.. ri vew end pos-,DIe
pi !readu:c.n .n r- e en er..,l rj ir.ue tt.horiftalli a SeCltin 27 Cc.mr
sr.- defined by general law.To ensure productivity co Education And
cal and efficiency in the executive, legislative, and der to protect pea
'p Judicial branches, a quality management and health hazards of
ed accountability program shall be implemented dictive disorders,
ins by general law. For the purposes of this sub- eases, and lung
for section, the terms department and agency use of tob,: ..:c?
ills shall include the judicial branch. This subsec-' portion or Ir, mi,:,
an t.:h.r. enaii De eliecier Jui 1, 1993. pay to the SiaiLe.


(I)GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK-
FORCE No later than January of 2007 and
each fourth year thereafter the president of
the senate the speaker of the house of repre-
sentatives and the oovernor- hll a'-oi t a


bers of the I
from the priva
ieveloe recon


ture and.
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er- fo-cr. may orlirn -a l .rir'
fe- se' c r Tr.e rla'3 V ,s i : ;rall .
on within one year and' shall su
mendations to the joint legislate
mission the governor and the
SS the supreme court'

ar. (j) JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUD
all SION There is created within
out the-joint legislative budget cc
rte posed of equal numbers of s
to.' appointed by the president of
c. house members appointed by
ul 'the house of representatives
iti- shall serve at the pleasure of
ph appointed the member'-A vaca
hall m,''or,n 'nalnl b.i 11lle6 n ih l
nd the nlr.gnjl appolrnmen-r Frr.'
of- each odd-numbered year thrc
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Settlement each j
comprehensive' sl
and prevention pi
c.rrn',n.rr,i al,on or,
C.:-rIrcl an F'Preea


, especially youth, from ad-
an.rd oirrtr nrelhn hazards of.
1 Legl-ialur :raill use some
ant money annually for a
statewide tobacco education
ogram using Centers for Dis-
t practices. Specifies some
ants, emphasizing youth, re-
f total annual funding for ad-
funding Is 15% 'of 2005 To-
payments to Florida, adjust-
iflation. Provides definitions.
tely.



D BY THE PEOPLE OF
n.:li Flori. Conrllull.,n.,
] !he lhii. mn,.

.rnerv.S e StaitesliJ T.ejiac
I Prevention Program. In or-
ople, especially youth, from
using tobacco, including ad-
cancer, cardiovascular dis-
diseases; and to discourage
iarniculeri amrong youll. a
Sir. Ihal I.: ,:-.a: .-o co.'mpan.-
fi Ficu'da under Ir,- Tortbtaec
i'eIar ar,ll t3 u,:l. Io lunr ,a
statewide tobacco education
program consistent with rec-
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r.-ir.n ICDCI as III1owan


I saii appo n a, ,
ce'themember- la Program Thn' rro.ney a'pl.ropr;iald pur-
shed by general ir.i 1,i tih s secl.:.rn mair De uused Ic lund a.
nposedofmem- .:orrreher'.;ie i aled j'i libi :, education
representatives a",' pre.-er,.-tcr.: .rlgram I:.:.r. -,n -r.' with the
actors who shall' recommendations for effective program com-
Simproving gov- ponents in the 1999 Best Practices for Com-
icing costs Staff prehensive Tobacco Control Programs of the
brming its duties CDC, as such Best Practices may be amend-
aw and the task ed by the CDC. This program shall include, at
ir.jm Ih- private a minimum, the following components, and
"m.npleio .1 'work may' include additional components that are
ibmit its recom- also contained within the CDC, Best Practices,
:ive budget com- as periodically amended, and that are effective
e chief justice of at accomplishing the purpose of this section,
arainrl 0a1 ,: no, unrdermel irc Ih eCrle:.l.,ene' .: or
nree ireqire.l-. m.irnmum r.:rr.pc.nr-ril


)GET CO0
rthe legis
commission
enate me
the senate
y thea spea
Each mi
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(3) The legislature' shall prescribe by general
law conditions under which limited adjust-
ments to the budget as recommended by the
governor or the chief justice of the supreme
court may be approved without the concur-
rence of the full legislature Effective July 1,
1993, general law shall prescribe require-.
ments for each department and agency of'
state government to submit a planning docu-
ment and supporting budget request for re-
view by the appropriations committees of both -
houses of the legislature. The review shall in-
clude a comparison of the major issues in the
planning document and budget requests to
those major issues included in the govemor's
recommended budget. For purposes of this
subsection, the terms department and agency
shall include the judicial branch.

(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC
REVIEW PERIOD

All' general appropriation bills shall be fur-
nished to each member of the legislature,
each member of the cabinet, the governor,
and the chief justice of the supreme court at
least seventy-two hours before final passage
by either house of the legislature of the bill in
the form that will be presented to the governor.

(e) FINAL BUDGET REPORT

Effective November 4, 1992, A final budget re-
port shall be prepared as prescribed by gen-
eral law. The final budget report shall be pro-
duced no later than the 120th 90th day after
the beginning of the fiscal year, and copies of
the report shall be furnished to each member
of the legislature, the head of each depart-
ment and agency of the state, the auditor gen-
eral, and the chief justice of the supreme
court.

(f) TRUST FUNDS.

(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida or oth-
er public body may be created or re-created by
law without a three-fifths (3/5) vote of the
membership of each house of the legislature
in a separate bill for that purpose only.

(2) State trust funds in existence before the ef-
fective date of this subsectioh shall terminate
not more than four years after the effective
date of this subsection. State trust funds cre-


;numbered year through Oc
numbered year the chairs
legislative budget commis
pointed by the speaker of t


tober of each
person of tha
sion shall b
he house of


commission shall be governed by the joint
rules of the senate and the house of represen-
tatives which shall remain in effect until re-
oealed or amended byvconcurrent resolution


dent of th
hnulra of


Intatives A majority of the.
bers of each house plus one
ar from either'house consti-


MIMIS-
slature (1) an advertising campaign to discourage the
com- .use of'tobacco and to educate people, espe-
mbers caly vouln aieur.U Ire he.ali r riazaros ofl I:.
te and ba.:co wh.c. iha3 be aAe.grneo 1 er e C ene..;n6
aker of at acnSiein. tr.hee ):-al. and an llio.:luule bui
ember' r, .e1 r.Cl be hilre-d to. leliev -.n, rad.c.. and-
sr who print advertising, with.no limitations on.any in-
Scom- dividual advertising medium, utilized; and'
n ,, a chich ;.hall be iur.ndej al le I el equ;~ ler.-i 1
ar ,l one-lrurd .: l v-,h i131 arrul appr.:ppr.:ralon re-
bet of qu ri. CIy Ir.es Sci.Cn.
son of
hall be (2) evidence-based curricula and programs to
te and educate youth about tobaccopand to discour-
1 shall age their use'of it, including, but not limited to,
use of ,programs that involve youth, educate youth
even- about the health hazards of tobacco, help
h odd- youth develop skills to refuse tobacco, and
e joint demonstrate to youth how to stop using tobac-
e ap- c
reore-


(3) .programs of local community-based part-
nerships that discourage the use of;tobacco
and work to educate people, especially youth,
about the health hazards of-tobacco, with an
emphasis on programs that involve youth and
emphasize the prevention and cessation of to-
bacco use;

(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and poli-
cies against the sale or other provision of to-
bacco to minors, and the possession of tobac-
co by minors; and


tutes a quorum Action by the commission re- (5) publicly-reported annual-evaluations to en-
quires a majority vote of the commission mem- ,sure that moneys appropriated pursuant to
bers present of each house The commission this section are spent properly, which'shall in-
may conduct its meetings through teleconfer- clude evaluation of the program's effective-
ences or similar means In addition to the pow- ness in reducing and preventing tobacco use,
ers and duties specified in this subsection the and annual recommendations for improve-
joint legislative budget commission shall exer- ments to enhance the program's effectiveness,
cise all other powers and perform any other which are to include comparisons to similar
duties not in conflict with paragraph (c)(3) and programs proven to be effective in other
as prescribed by general law or joint rule states, as well as comparisons to CDC Best
Practices, including amendments thereto.
NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (b) Funding. In every year beginning with the
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4 calendar year after voters approve this amend-
(Legislative) ment, the Florida Legislature shall appropri-
ate, for the purpose expressed herein, from
Ballot Title: the total gross funds that tobacco companies
pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco
TERM LIMITS Settlement, an amount equal to fifteen percent
of such funds paid to the State in 2005; anid
Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legis- the appropriation required by this section shall
lature. be adjusted annually for inflation, using the
Consumer Price Index as published by the
NO. 3 United States Department of Labor.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
SARTICLE XI, SECTION 5 (c) Definitions. "Tobacco" includes, without
(Legislative) limitation, tobacco itself and tobacco products
that include tobacco and are intended or ex-
Ballot Title: pected for human use or consumption, includ-
ing, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe
REQUIRING BROADER PUBLIC tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. The "Tobac-
SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL co Settlement" means that certain Settlement
AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS Agreement dated August 25, 1997, entered
into in settlement of the case styled as State of
Ballot Summary: Florida, et al. v. American Tobacco Company,
et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct.),
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Arti- as amended by Stipulation of Amendment dat-
cle XI of the State Constitution to require that ed September 11, 1998; and includes any sub-
any proposed amendment to or revision of the sequent amendments and successor agree-
State Constitution, whether proposed by the ments. "Youth" includes minors and young


adults.

(d) Effective Date. This amendment shall be-
come effective immediately upon approval by
the voters.

Financial Impact Statement:

This amendment requires state government to
appropriate approximately $57 million in 2007
for the Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Ed-'
ucation and Prevention Program. Thereafter,
this amount will increase annually with infla-
tion. This spending is expected to reduce to-
bacco consumption. As a result, some long-
term savings to state and local government
health and insurance programs are probable,
but indeterminate. Also, minor revenue loss to
state government is probable, but indetermi-
nate.

NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 16
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Independent Nonpartisan Commission to Ap-
portion Legislative'and Congressional Districts
Which Replaces Apportionment by Legislature

Removed from the ballot by the Florida
Supreme Court.

NO.6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 26
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:

Increased Homestead Exemption

Ballot Summary:

Proposing amendment of the State Constitu-
tion to increase the maximum.additional home-
stead exemption for low-income seniors from
$25,000 to $50,000 and to schedule the
amendment to take effect January 1, 2007, if
'adopted.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
,FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-

(a) Every.person who has the legal or equi-
Itrle Irl h.:. r al -rj l le i.- nr.j rr.I ,r.,ar,s ir j,- e.:.r.
irnle p-rr'i r ,in l ., .i -.:e Ai ui .r,,1r oi' ar,.
other legally or naturally'dependent upon the
Owner, shall be exempt from taxation, thereon,
.:,e-pI ii r.i i l, i-.r ip6e:.a i ,erlert u l:.
Ine ai- ia e. j lJia.nl.r, jl i.. IhOunanr.j o l.I
arz. up..r.:n JACir.rn mer.il o r,.l, Ihr rer- .j Ir, i
T.anr.r pr. .:rt.red la Tre F-al i l i l may'
Sbe held by legal or equitable title, by the en-
tireties, ir~..ii ;r, cc.rr,.m r. r -r a e.:.:.rndi.nr,;ui,
cr irrh.r.-ll,, ty l10.:I1 ,:. rir.-hlp .:i i emb- t r.
r.p rerpricnrlr,,. Iti .':,rr.er or min-m .er i
proprie'- r, irI reil 1.1 ar :,,:,c rar,.:.r, :.w.rr.,r. a
fee or E. IaE. hi .r.lrll.. y .r. -i.:-A ; .1 r.nc,.
eight years.

(b) Not more ihdn 'nr. e.' rr. ...ri: haji be a.
lowed any i',.1ji.jual cr Ilii, urn, r .?r, ..r, r-
spect to ars r i:.ler.i.al iurl tif:. eVcmrr ihon
shall exceed the value of the real estate as-
-iSabie 10 Inir :.wr.* r ,r r. a,, ,; jl o r.-rr..p
:rroughr ..-:. c. r mrmeri erir,.p 1'. 3a:.:rp.:.rail.'.'
-r. .calue- .I r,.. pr.:.por hon ,r..hc r. i'e .rler- T ,T r
-'h- i ..rp.orjr iear. : .er I n.. i er i ie ,e. '. iue ol
-h f. ropenrT

(c) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the exemption shall be in,-
creased to a tdtal of twenty-five thousand dol-
lars of the assessed value of the real estate for
each school district levy. By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein, the ex-
emption for all other levies may be Increased
up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand
dollars of the assessed value of the real estate
if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is to-
tally and permanently disabled and if the own-
er is .,'1 i n tl d ti i.:. Ihi- .en-rpr. jr pr.:..,J 1 in
subse.: :.n 1.l1


101 B cr 0 be ,rj.. a utbLcl I tr..:..r


proprietary interest in a corporation owning a
fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-
eight years.

(b) Not more than one exemption shall be al-
lowed any individual or family unit or with re-
spect to any residential unit. No exemption
shall exceed the value of the real estate as-
sessable to the owner or,.in case of ownership
through stock or membership in a corporation,
the value of the proportion which the interest in
the corporation bears to the assessed value of
the property.

(c) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the exemption shall be in-
creased to a total of twenty-five thousand dol-
lars of the assessed value of the real estate for
each school district levy. By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein, the ex-
emption for all other levies may be increased
up to an amount not exceeding ten thousand
dollars of the assessed value of the real estate
if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is to-
tally and permanently disabled and if the own-
er is not entitled to the exemption provided in
subsection (d).

(d) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the exemption shall be in-
creased to a total of the following amounts of
assessed value of real estate for each levy oth-
er than those of school districts: fifteen thou-
sand dollars with respect to 1980 assess-
ments; twenty thousand dollars with respect to
1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand dol-
lars with respect to assessfnents for 1982 and
each year thereafter.

However, such increase shall not apply with re-
spect to any assessment roll until such roll is
first ao-lrned ,e i. oe in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state agency des-
ignated by general law. This subsection shall
stand repealed on the effective date of any
amendment to section 4 which provides for the
assessment of homestead property at a spec-
ified percentage of its just value.

(e) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the Legislature may provide
torenters, who are permanent residents, ad
valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies.
Such'ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form
and amount established by general law.

(f)' The. Ic.|lllurn .T', t r, g.ne r c I ..' ,r '31r ,,
counties .:.r rTunr,:, jall i I-of Ire pup-.:'.- j
their respective tax levies and subject to the
provisions of general law, to grant an addition-
al homestead tax exemption not exceeding
twenty-five thousand' dollars to any person
.rn.:. nr, In l- .j l or :r e..:l I ble I .II+ 1.: re- l :.
1rl1. arn, men,5.r. .r.lr Irr.. r r ih. perrran nt re;.
ider ..r : : ir ,- C, nEr and r,, l-i.:, an -,r, ag
sixty-five and whose household income, as:de-
fined by ger..r;l .1i la :.J- n.:.I e,.ce e rce.'r,
thousand djll.ri Trie .; e-nerl lIA mr.ul all,-,
counties an-i mrnr,,..:.uaiirr i ar trr,I I.i 3,0d,
tional exerr.ipl-,:n .ir-r,,,r In Irm.l pr[-i:r.red ,n
this subse.:li. c., .:.r.j1,r,a.:. jud'iil .n inc
manner prescribed by general law, and must,
pr.:,- ,3j I.:.r TrI pAr.-:j..; ajluIl:T.er .1.I ine In.
r. rr.- Ilm .a'l.:.i- p..':1'.:t' d ,r rihl iut.i: :|,. :,r,
.igr r.ar.rw i r h.:.':. I* r.: Ir i .

,gr) E .'r h s .- i, r, r, l..:. .:,: FR h ld-r r-,,. 2
oan.anl, (orr l,.llir, C..= rr.an rinlh, .,h r.l-d :rnall
r_.:.,, a .1.i.:.:.u r,' r Irorri inr a.T.,url .:.I1 Itr a,1

pr.'.C-.rT ir, .: .rrl'rr ,i,-.c ~ r,. re .. r.-e n II Ire.
rj.'at..if) 'a- .-.-. ba rell -j trir n lear, wae
. re .,1 :. 1 = ir, r t I Tr. .'r ,nJ-. ir in.
irl.a rnlnliar, := r.-'= '.1 ir Uri 'ii- a ,1 li-: ,an3
In- .l-rr,n aa nr.:.n:..t.', at.l i -.rirg.i uj .:.,n
.epara'r.-i'' i.rrrrn.irarr, ,-r.:.. Tr-i e- li.:cour.t
shall be in a percentage equal to the percent-
aoe of the veteran's permanent service-con-
nected disability as determined by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs To qual-
ify for the discount granted by this subsection
an applicant must submit to the county proper-
ty appraiser by March 1 proof of residency at
the time of entering military service an official
letter.from the United States Department of
'lerar,: hair"r 'rra.'r., ir, ..c. 'iag,= .i -4 in

zu.:r. .j-rn:- Inal i. :C'. at.l, jt -, lli r.J
d'e. r..' a ." .r'- ...al*."'.. cr..j 6 .-. j.-.T r,.'
. l.r.I r. r ir r, jr 1,1,, i. -.; .:rl-ar, II inr I,..B,=rry
aCr .'L',i'' *,- rn,, irni neau. l r.,3 a Ul,.=..urrl
ith api:rr.,l- rai r .r 'i-r hir ine p i'a in .r .r
rn .. 'i Ir- r n.l,'n: r.r'.r ih-. i1,-nail n.j r t .el.


spec.ia1 Iter.,rr me el'.pi..:.r n raii t ,e .r. eran may reappl
creased to a total of the following amounts of gen.-r a i ,> .ia..
assessed value of real estate for each levy oth- q'u..jr.ni rI : ut'
er than those of school districts: fifteen thou- tion shall take effe
sand dollars with respect to 1980 assess- executing and do
mer., l cs, en;lv IrnjuSanird .jlars ln i re.pe..:i legislation.
I ,'61 a i ",i sir .inl; I ',r ..v l'..i I.1rjui o t .l. e r
Iri ri ri ips iilr l.)j 6 i :: mr.Anii lor 182 anri
e :r .,. ar ricreanerl H.:,e.e-r uchr. ,rcrea. CONSTITU1
ina i nori .apply i ln re.iiecl i.. : ,-", a i i..'renl .ARTICI
roll until such roll is first determined to be in (I
compliance with the provisions of section 4 by
a state agency designated by general law. This' Ballot Title:
subsection shall stand repealed on the effec-
tive date of any amendment to section 4 which Emr
provides for the assessment of homestead
property at a specified percentage of its just Ballot Sumnmary:
value.


(e) By general.law and subject to conditions
Specified therein, the Legislature may provide
to renters, who are permanent residents, ad
.alorer r l.a r-i;ef c,-. ail ad valorem tax levies.
Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form
and amount established by general law.

(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow
counties or municipalities, for the purpose of
their respective tax levies and subject to the,
provisions of general law; to grant an addition-
al r,'.mie :lead aI a, r. erp .jr nr.ic.l e-:.a,.j 1.nh l
re. nryTI.e- Irr.)umer.ij a 3jlar 1 .:, any persii
r.c. ha; I n lIegS or aqu.ltl c b ile, I ,: riI ea i
lale and manran.rs lhiere.:.r. ih- paeri,Tia'r-r re -
Idjnce 01 ir' I Lre i and a5 r .:. r, t n a a.r.l.a 3 w
.r .l ,-,a are Cn.:.;, h..jij r.fi Iec..rri Cs a as
inm d ty, gneraeril iaw 0:. r.0.I t wa,.:ee r'er-ry .
thousarnd'dollars. The general law must allow
counties and municipalities to grant this addi-
tional exemption, within the limits prescribed in
this subsection, by.ordinance adopted in the
manner prescribed by general law, and must
provide for the periodic adjustment of the in-
come limitation prescribed in this subsection
for changes in the cost of living.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 26 Increased homestead exemp-
ition -The amendment to Section 6 of Article
VII increasing the maximum additional amount
of the homestead exemption for low-income
seniors shall take effect January 1 2007

NO.7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:

Permanently Disabled Veterans' Discount on
Homestead Ad Valorem Tax

Ballot Summary:

Proposing an amendment to the State Corsti-
tution to provide a discount fromthe amount of
ad valorem tax on the homestead of a partial-
ly or totally permanently disabled veteran who
is age 65 or older who was a Florida resident
at the time of entering military service, whose
disability was combat-related, and who was
honorably discharged; to specify the percent-
age of the discount as equal to the percentage
of the veteran's permanent service-connected
disability; to specify qualification requirements
for the discount; to authorize the Legislature to
waive the annual application requirement in
subsequent years by general law; and to spec-
ify that the provision takes effect December 7,
2006, is self-executing, and does not require
implementing legislation.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-

(a) Every, person who has the legal or equi-
table title to real estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the owner, or an-
other legally or naturally dependent upon the
owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon,
except assessments for special benefits, up to
the assessed valuation of five thousand dol-
lars, upon establishment of right thereto in the
manner prescribed by law. The real estate
may be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condomini-
um, or indirectly by stock ownership or mem-
bership representing the owner's or member's


r iri rr.ual a-r
r-r.u- -.r r e T
ct December 7
aes not require ir


NO.8
TIONAL AMEND
LE X, SECTION
Legislative)



linent Domain


ure may by
Tr,,h l h.pr,.

2006 is self-
nplementing



MEINT
6


Proposing an amendment to the State Consti-
tution to prohibit the transfer of private proper-
ly taken by eminent domain to a natural'person
or private entity; providing that the Legislature
may by general law passed by a three-fifths
Vote of the membership of eacl house of the
Legislature permit exceptions allowing the
transfer of such private property; and providing'
.that this prohibition on the transfer of private
property taken by eminent domain.js applica-
ble if the petition of taking that initiated the con-
demnation proceeding was filed on or'after
January 2, 2007.

Full Text:

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-

(a) No private property shall be taken except
for a public purpose and with full compensa-
tion therefore paid to each owner or secured by
deposit in the registry of the court and avail-
able to the owner.'


(b) Provision may be made by law for the tak-
ing of easements, by like proceedings, for the
drainage of the land'of one person over or
through the land of another.

(c) Private property taken by. eminent domain
pursuant to a petition to initiate condemnation
proceedings filed on or after January 2 2007
may not be conveyed to a natural person or
private' entity except as provided by general
law passed by a three-fifths vote of the mem-
bership of each house of the Legislature
08/30, 09/27

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Suwannee County Code Enforcement
Board will hold a regular Meeting on THURS-
DAY, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Coliseum in the Exhibition
2 building, 1302 11th Street (Newburn Road),
Live Oak, Florida 32064
08/18, 23, 30, 09/6




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 06-CP-133
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

RUDOLPH JENKINS

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Rudolph
Jenkins, deceased, whose date of death was
May 1,2005, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 200 South Ohio Av-
enue, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.


All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice Au-
gust 23, 2006.

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Tom W. Brown
Attorney for Cora Radford
Florida Bar No. 0091332
Brannon, Brown, Haley & Bullock, PA.
P.O. Box 1029
Lake City, Florida 32056
Telephone: 386-752-3213

Personal Representative:

Cora Radford
4113 288th Terrace
Branford,.Florida 32008
08/23, 30


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION'

IN RE: ESTATE OF
File No. 06 CP 123
EVERETT STANLEY PHILLIPS,
Division _Probate_
SDeceased.

NOTICF.TO CREDITORS
The. administration of the estate of Everett
Stanley Phillips, deceased, whose date of
death was April 7, 2006, and whose Social
Security Nuriber is022-12-5501, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which 200
South Ohio Avenue; Live Oak, FL 32060. The
r., rn e and i.ldrezsei oi me personal repre-
;el1,e-'.E and r, ne prc.nsi representatives(
n,:.ir.ey are ieI lo.i tbielo

All creditors of the decedent and other per-'
.. .:.-ni ha.ng .:ianm or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
Required to 'be served must file their claims
aiIr, ini .;c.un WiTHIN THE LATER OF 3
I.IONlTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PLBLICATIOIN OF THIS nOTICE OR 30
DA r AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COP',' OF THIS. NOTICE OtN THEM

cil oireh r ,:re'l'iCr. oI tre aeoidean area other
p.r' F' nir.:.n" r,1i, g clar'" .:r ac.em& an. aga.nil
de. -nim : e-_-iale .,muir ile eir clairri win
Inr. .:,un WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE'
DATE OF THE FIRST PULIELCATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMM. hrOT FILED tViTHIN THE TIME
PERIODS rSET FORTH It1 SECTIOIJ 733 .0
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

HOiTWiTH,.TArDitNG THE TIME PERIOD,,
SET FORTH ABOvE, ANY CLAIM FILED'
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

Trnc' .jaile ,: l.. rh .. i ir'calicr.o c irl nOlnc, lii Au.
guil -5 l-,J),

Attorney for Personal Representatives:.

David M. Scully

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L are, :,il, e : o .I .ic. R Lo,.r.. P.A.
13:3 S E Tr.ir,i A4.r.,u
For L uderal..ie FL j3316
Tel ri ?* h e J. ,4-1 "li S,
Peri.ral Rr pr senitve s .J

E eien S. Pl-ll,p II ,.
1357 S.E. 7th Street.
Der ,.ni.d B.a.:r., FL 33441

..Sandra S. Pittman
9831 Knollbrook Terrace
.Cincinnati, OH 45242
08/25, 30


IN THE COUNTY COURT, FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 612006CC0001880001XX

WINSTON D. PARKER,

Plaintiff,
vs.


WILLIAM D. BOLESTA, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to,
a Final Judgment dated August 17, 2006, in
Case Number 612006CC0001880001XX of
'the County Court for Suwannee County, Flori-
da, in which WINSTON D. PARKER is Plaintiff.
and WILLIAM D. BOLESTA, et al., are Defen-
dants, I, KENNETH DASHER, Clerk of the
County Court, will sell at public sale the fol-
lowing described real property: :

Ll t Blck'. 1'2 S.LWAifNlEE RIVER PARK ES
TuTES LIri 1. ac.:.rdang i.' Ins pila Iheraeol
r..:...rde1 ,irn iPlr BO.a. 1 p.ge 9 9 ol I1i public'
records of Suwannee County, Florida.

The sale will be held on Friday, September 15,
2006, at 11:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as
possible to'the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the frort door of the Courthouse at
Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida, in ac-
cordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida
Statutes.

KENNETH DASHER
CLERK OF THE COURT
08/30, 09/06

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY
CASE #: 06-111-CA
DIVISION#:
UNC:

WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,

Plaintiff,
-vs.-

ERICA NIX; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judicial Circuit in and for
Suwannee County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, Plaintiff and ERICA
NIX are defendantss, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash, AT THE DOOR OF THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LO-
CATED AT 200 SOUTH OHIO AVENUE, LIVE
OAK, SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M._ ON October 2, 2006 the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 40, CONNER'S PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 205, OF THE PUBLIC



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Suwannee Legals
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEET-
WOOD, VIN# GAFL475A75801RF21 & GAFL
475B75801RF21, PERMANENTLY. AFFIXED
THEREON.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT
SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200
SOUTH OHIO AVENUE, LIVE OAK, FL 32060
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-
8771; IFYOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770 '
DATED at LIVE OAK, Florida, this 17th day of
August, 2006.
KENNETH DASHER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Suwannee County, Florida
By: Arlene D. Ivey
Deputy Clerk
08/30, 09/06


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak will ioold a public hearing Tuesday, Sep-
tember 12, 2006 at 7:30 P.M., in the City
Council Meeting Room located in the Live Oak
City Hall, on the final reading of ORDINANCE
NO 1136.
AN ORDINANCE VOLUNTARILY ANNEXING
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY INTO THE CITY
LIMITS OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA AND RE-
DEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE
MUNICIPALITY TO INCLUDE SAID PROP-
ERTY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Real Property Description:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
Part of Section 13, Township 2 South, Range
13 East, Suwannee County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: For
Point of Beginning commence at the North-
east corner of said Section 13, thence run
South 01021'23" East along the East line of
said Section 13, a distance of 928.38 feet;
thence run South 88037'20" West, a distance
of 331.07 feet; thence run South 01020'22"
East, a distance of 400.00 feet; thence run
North 88*37'20" East, a distance of 331.19
feet to said East line of Section 13: thence run
South 01'21'23" East along said East line, a
distance of 1636.05 feet to a point lying on the
Southerly right-of-way line of 72nd Trace, said
point being in a curve concaved southwester-
ly having a radius of 4200.00 feet; thence run
along and around said curve and said
Southerly right-of-way line, a chord bearing
and distance of. North 40038'24" West,
2410.18 feet to the East line of proposed
Lowe's Highway 129 Plaza: thence run North


32041'10" East along said East line, a distance
of 100.00 feet to a point on the Northerly right-
of-way line of 72nd Trace, said point being the
point of compound curve of a curve concaved
Southwesterly having a radius of 6350.00 feet;
thence run along and around said curve and
said-Northerly right-of-way line a chord bear-
ing and distance of North 5728'28" West,
35.61 feet; thence run North 2928"25" East, a
distance of 1160.20 feet to the North line of
said Section 13; thence run North 8838'53"
East along said North line, a distance of
905.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 54.12 acres more or less.
The complete legal description by metes and
bounds and the ordinance can be obtained
from the office of the city clerk.
At the aforementioned hearing, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the above matter.
Bonnie Thomas
President of the Live Oak City Council
ATTEST:
William J. McCullers, Sr.
City Clerk


Date:_ _


08/30, 09/06


NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Live
Oak will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Sep-
tember 12, 2006 at 7:30 PM., in the City
Council Meeting Room located in the Live Oak
City Hall, on the final reading of ORDINANCE
NO. 1137.
AN ORDINANCE VOLUNTARILY ANNEXING
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY INTO THE CITY
LIMITS OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA AND RE-
DEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE
MUNICIPALITY TO INCLUDE SAID PROP-
ERTY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Real Property Description:
Part of Section 12 and 13, Township 2 South,
Range 13 East, Suwannee county, Florida,
being more particularly described as follows:
For Point of Reference commence at the
Southwest comer of said Section 12, thence
run North 8833'39" East along the South line
of said Section 12, a distance of 2032.64 feet
to the North Right-of-Way line of 72rd Trace
and the Point of Beginning, said Point of Be-
ginning being in a curve concaved Southwest-
erly having'a radius of 2300.00 feet; thence
run along and around said curve and said
North Right-of-Way line a chord bearing and
distance of North 80"37'55" West 887.33 feet
to the Point of Tangency of said curve; thence
continue along said North Right-of-Way line
South 88'14'46" West, a distance of 23.96
feet; thence run 10"56'15" East, a distance of
707.90 feet; thence run North 4739'07" East,
a distance of 434.50 feet; thence run North
8837'41"East, a distance of 2278.25 feet;
thence run South 3122'30" West, a distance
of 29.51 feet; thence run North 8837'41"East,
a distance of 3,0.17 feet to the West Right-of-
Way line of U.S. Highway No. 129; thence run
along said West Right-of-Way line the follow-
ing courses South 3045'13" West;- 148.14
feet; South 26*25'08" West, 298.26 feet; South
2333'19"Wai l 3:i 181 el Ih. le T.rmrr.ui :
said courses; thence run North 66026'41"
West, a distance'of 131.96 feet; thence run,
South 80*47'29" West, a distance of 393.46 -
feet; thence run South 22'28'35" West,'a dis-
tance of 827.84 feet to said Norm Right-of-.
Way line 72nd Trace; ihnr.c. run North.
65-40'20' West along said North Right-of-Way
line, a distance of 170.67 feet to'the point:of
CUi'- rI a ,:urvc xr.:C.r,:acu C COullr,iCA'lley h.
ing raa.uo Ol .",'-' el irrr.': rrun, ai..rg
and aror.jr. a 3 :urve a i:rrlod Deer.r. ar..j
ailar..- nriO 6cnne 6 2 30' ei:l 5I r 2.1 I.el
o Irs PF ir.t 01i Begqr.r..nq1
Leat and Eviipl i r 1r 0 00I 'I el Ivlr~i Wasl 0
aria Parallil ir Ihe Wei'rl tour.dar, lr.,e of U 5
Hignlway 12'
The complete legal da~crlpilcn Cb merel- ana
b.ourndi an.a rhe orr ranch :ar, be .*,rla.r'.ed
lFro ir.e o0t.:.o ir. e c.r, .:lerk.
t Ins 31 alorrr.narioned hl-arng. all ir.iercsic'a
part.en may appear ana be ne.ara llai re-.pacl.
l Inc t .oc... mcnlei
Ecrni, TnoT.i
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08/30, 09/06


ar


STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection
gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit
for Suwannee Farms to Mr. Joseph S. Hall
19620 N. CR 349, O'Brien, FL 32071 to con-
struct and operate a cattle feeding operation
facility, which will transfer the 5,000-cattle pro-
duction from existing grazing practices to a
controlled feeding and waste management op-
eration. The facility consists of five total con-
finement barns, a bunker silo, two covered
commodity barns, seven holding
pens/stormwater retention basins. The ani-
mals will be housed full time except during
bam clean-out periods for about 20-28 hours
per year. During these brief clean-out periods,
animals will be moved to grassed holding
pens/stormwater retention basins next to each
bar, arid accumulated manure/bedding ma-'
terials will be removed from the barns and
transported to fields for direct land application.
Each of five barns is 480 feet long, 100 feet
wide and will house approximately 1,000 cat-
tle. There will be no individual waste/waste-
water treatment system at the facility since the
only source of waste/wastewater is
manure/bedding materials, which will be di-
rectly land applied in accordance with the sub-
mitted Nutrient Management Plan which is in-
corporated into, and is a part of, this permit.
A Nutrient Management Plan has been devel-
oped for this facility. The plan estimates nutri-
ent content-of manure/bedding materials and
nutrient uptake for crops grown on the each
field. The total estimated nitrogen and phos-
12-_6,.i10 Ir, ~ e ari ar. i 3l 13 I ,3. y |l 5.3')
b '+catl reip,,.r...eI- l,, tilcr Con: ,.d ralr, i of
.,:,lailzal. .r. Iunir.'r-,i upia O -ar, ,En Ild
.ar.7,. a. -diLngr.3 Io ..r.p r ],rjer ar.d .:.ialiah r.n r
rurrcni a- prc.e'ied lluurs arr.ring prchiC-e
However, total nutrient to be provided by ma-
nure/bedding materials is less than total re--
quired for total required for crop production:,
Their lo.rac. :upplemC nl' of .:.ih r i'jur.:e of ifr.
l..zAr nma, ,oc.r:csart l,:,i .-rarll rarm.r..g
Tre mnarureo c.rda.rg mrailral. III be ap'
riGed 1o appro..<,TIaer y 4982 ac3re- uI i.ielad a
iuear.r. o F.arm
The fciity is l.cate.d'at latitude 305'4" N, [on-:
iiu.,a 3 83' 39 V or. l962r, ri CR 349,
"O'Braei FL 3',0- ,1 iuwanrle- Court,'
Ar', inflerei:. d p ,';on may .ubr e....rlen
commeni-l on irne ilrn pein-r in Ire Depa3r
meni ojr Irray zutrmi .a A rtln raquAe5 Iol a
put.i.c me.Trlng Io FDEP Norlr.enpil D'ilrct Ot'
II.:e 7825 Bav"rad.:':. i Way S u'l 200B
Ja.:ik:or,~lie FL 3?256.5')0 In accor.ian.:c
W.lh rule I,2-62j 555 o0 Ine Flornaa Adrm.nri
traln-e Code Tne comment or requeal for a
puob.u : .rrlliing m uI cora ina. in ntorfn-,,c.r.
itAl ':.r1rri, -t. ou, anr. mU be rec -sed irn In
lc.rrna3,N e ,rr, ;0 ayi r puci,ca'.r n .o In mi
noIll..: Fa 13,1uiA l ro -:uur m mer, l : r requesl
a pulubic ime l'rag ein, r I r,, Ime, p-r'.:Ia sriall
cor.ii aulv t aa,.er of an, rlcrl iuch pcrion
mr'., r.aave l oubmi .: mmrrerin: r raquail a
pujtlb: rrcel.ng under Rule it2.6 -. 55 FloI.-
da r4a nrrrailer Code


The comments or request for a public meeting
'.: m ri must contain the following information: .
I ai Tri, cc-.rr,,Trlarar name ardre.: i r.a i-ic-
-;-'." ", pr.r..i-. nun-be-r ir. applicants, -.amr ar-d ar.
i ir Dparlmer.i Pecrmi File tIurrrt.r
ar-id Irnc .-,rjnty rin r,, Ir. prrrc-icl c p,'-. ''
posed;
;, (a) A statement of how and when notice of the
S.parnmrenl a l..rn .o r pI.p:,,..e a.,.:.r.: a, re.
C5 ;
; .:j A14 rial-manil ,i Ih faci Im e DErlap.arni r.
ncr,uiu Co'inain r i n o.- 'ir T ,,n n ire ira l de l.,r,
Ia Id, A lair-meni c:a or-tcl- ruii *:' la,, rm
i qu;r- reeri;l ov r mc.iliicar.on ir ire Depanr
-"- "- rrer.1 a:i r.:in or r[.Cpo.ad lion arnd
ATTEST:'. leli l -,'red .3a ,qu+:l ia 3a pubbl: n.Cir.g
IJ Pr.,CullIcr Dbe -,:r,iOiul ad ,r:Iudr,.3 a i-aierr, r.i l ,:I Ira r.,.
Ciy Clerk lure or Inre ui. propccd Ic., be ra.ieo l at Ir,
-r.ciln.3 Ho.e.r In iec.rlmenl.ri ma1 no al.
JAys grants a r-qu-ii for a putl.c mealing
Therefore, written comments should be sub-
mitted within 30 days of publication of this no-.
S twice, even if a public meeting isrequested.
II a publc mnr-alng a& acih.3Jlui, ire6 publl;
toirr,ncnil period, Is riended until iht l CIO. go
r. te public rre.l.ng II publ -: rrieelrlg ,; rl1


any person may submit oral or written state-
ments and data at the meeting on the Depart-
ment proposed action. As a result of significant
public comment the Department final action
may be different from the position taken by it in
this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data
are available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays,
at Northeast District Office, 7825 Baymead-
ows Way, Suite 200B, Jacksonville, FL 32256-
7590, Tel. 904-807-3300.
08/30

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPUCATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following appli-
cation for permit was received on July 26,
2006:
Deer Lake Acres / Deer Lake Estates Modifi-
cation, Wainwright Land Holdings, Inc., 10868
129th Road, Live Oak, FL 32060, has submit-
ted an application for an.Environmental Re-
source Permit Number 04-0300M2, for a total
project area of 65,57 acres. The projects lo-
cated in Township 2 South, Range 14 East,
Sections 12 & 13, in Suwannee County.
Interested persons may comment upon the
application oi submit a written;request for a
staff report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the
Suwahnee River Water Management District,
Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or
requests must be received by 5:00 PM within'
21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this application. A copy of the staff re-
prc rr.ujl bt requ,,.aled in or.jer i,:, remain ad-
,,ed .:.1i runn r pr.oeCinlr.g Subtaniilly af-
f.acid Dfer:ns re. arnilled to reqlueslI n ad-
mnr.iir3..e nearir.g. pursuan loT, 1l 28 Flori-
da Adrm,.n.,rat.vre Code, regarding the pro-
p.o.i3,n aen,:c aclin by.submitting a written
requeil ahftr rov.ircig Iri. ilirt report
08 30


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Home Depot to open in Lake City, Aug. 31


"We're here to take care
of customers and put them
first," said Lake City's
Home Depot Store Manag-
er Steve Donato as the
home improvement store
opens at 215 SW Home
Depot Dr (Branford High-
way) in Lake City.
Home Depot will add
over 135 full and part time
employees to the North
Florida area.
Donato, who lives in
Branford, will oversee the
store's sales associates and
specialty positions which
deal with area contractors.
"Home Depot has many
installed programs such as
installation of kitchen cabi-
nets and flooring, counter
tops, sheds, fencing, ceiling
fans, garage doors, carpet-
ing and a large selection of
special order programs,"


stated Donato.
"We are very pleased
with the reception and
support that North Florida
has given us, and we look
forward to servicing its
home improvement and
contractors' needs."
Home Depot in Lake
City will carry over 50,000
products, including a com-
plete appliance depart-
ment.
The Lake City store is
"state of the art," accord-
ing to Donato.
It has complete kitchen
and bath displays, carpet
and flooring areas, ceiling
fan displays, lighting, win-
dow and door showrooms.
"We also have a full pro-
department to take care of
our professionals' daily
needs," said Donato.
"Home Depot is \er,


contractor mendcy.
Home Depot, which be-
gan construction in March,
is a 102,000 square-foot fa-
cility with an additional
39,000 square-foot garden
area.
Donato, who has
worked for Home Depot
for 11 years, began work-
ing for the company as a
lot associate pushing carts.
Home Depot will pro-
vide many specially or-
dered installed projects.
"This store has to take
care of the home improve-
ment and contracting
needs of North Florida,"
added Dona to.
"We won't let them
down."
Home Depot has 2,100
stores in all 50 states plus
Canada and Puerto Rico.


Pictured are Ljke City Home Depot Assistant Manager Gayle Martin (1-r), specially Manager Mvar-
tin Elkin, Store Manager Steve Donato, Assistant Manager Cookie Archer and Merchandising Man-
ager Gaylord Wagaman.


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Troops pose

challenge
Editor's notes: Editor's
note: This is the second story
of a four-part series detailing
the people and issues involved
in recent immigration debates.
Norman (Okla.) Transcript re-
porter Melissa A. Wabnitz re-
cently spent two weeks at the
Mexico/Arizona border Last
names have been omitted for
anonymity.

By Melissa A. Wabnitz
CNHI News Service

NOGALES, Mexico -
Sometimes they carry back-
packs.
Some carry one-gallon
jugs of water or small plas-
tic containers of electolytes,
and more often than not,
the estimated 500 to 600 mi-
grants attempting to cross
the blistering Sonora Desert
bordering Arizona and
Mexico each day carry
nothing at all.
It's a dangerous endeav-
or in any season, but in the.
summer, when tempera-
tures soar upwards of 120
degrees, it's deadly.
According to Doug
Roupp, volunteer with the
migrant aid organizations
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Thursday
Aug. 31
Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron
open house
The Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron will hold open
house from 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 at the EAA hangar
at the Suwannee County Airport in Live Qak. Program open to
children 12 and up and adults. The squadron will offer training
in emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace educa-
tion. The event is open to all who are interested in learning
about the Civil Air Patrol. Info: 386-208-0701.

Thursday
Aug. 31
NFCC will conduct College Placement
Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT) on computer on at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31;. in the NFCC Testing.Center, Building
No. 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the tests will
be required to register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours be-
fore testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
Aug. 31
American Red Cross First Aid class in
Lake City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; First Aid class; 6-
9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31; 264 NE Heniando A.e Suite 102,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650. .

Visit now! :
Continues thru Dec. 31
Human-size digital moth prints on display
at Florida Museu ril
-'Moths: Beaut) and Blodiversity" is on display at the Florida
Museum of Natural Historn in Gaines ille through Dec. 31.
The digital prints by renown\ ned artist Joseph Scheer are large
format, high resolution scans that bring the structure' and beau-
t. of moths to life. This exhibition of 24 images. some of
which transform small moths into human-size prints. His \\ork
has been featured in more than 120i books and periodicals in-
cluding National Geographic. Info: 352-846-2000. or visit
\\wwa\.flmnh.utl.edu.

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Natural Florida" exhibit Scramb
The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville and The Slan
the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild will co-host "Quilt- Suwannee
ing Natural Florida" thru Monday, Sept. 4. The exhibition fea- Club, 7932
tures more than 70 quilts contemporary quilts.with an emphasis a.m. Entry
on the plants, animals and environments of natural Florida. more. Thre
Info:1 3.52-846-2000, www.flmnh.ufl.edu. up is Wedn
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Sept. 5 This event
Democratic Executive Committee meeting Four other
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will 1208.
meet Tuesday, Sept 5, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
US 129 North, Live Oak. A sit-down dinner is served.at 6:30 Sept. 9
p.m. for $10 per person. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is Saturd:
not required to join us for the meeting. All Democrats are invit- Saturday
ed to join us in participating in the Democratic Process. Meet- Suwannee
ings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Info/RSVP for Sept. 9. En
dinner: Monica, 386-330-2036. back riding
tending the
Sept. 6 $20 at the
Early Learning Coalition AdHoc commit- Saturdaysc
tee meeting and Keith(
tee meeting tryjambore
Early Learning Coalition pf Florida's Gatew\a\. Inc. will hold musiclives
an AdHoc committee meeting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 at
the Coalition office in Lake City. Info: Heidi Moore, 386-752- Sept. 9
9770. Neveils,

:Sept.6 Descend
Suwannee School Board special meeting to Barnwell S
reunion frc
adopt final budget River State
'Sivannruee Coiut\ School Board \ ill conduct a special meet- and friends
ing at 5:30 p.m.. \Vednesda\. Sept. 6 in the S\t annee County and every
School Board meeting room. -02 Second St. NA\. Live Oak to memorabil
Adopt a final budget. School board meetings are open to:the' Circle. Mir
public \\ith the exception of expulsion issues, \ which are pri- 2041. 516
\ate. Info: 3S6-364-2601.
Sept. 9
P* regna
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Deadline Sept. 8 : Pregnan
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nee Count
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386-_55_-0
North Florida Comiunlit College offers its students 2007
Srudie, Abroad Program from Jan. II-April 26, 2007 for study Sept. 10
abroad in Valencia Spain, Cost: registration forms and deposit NF
deadline Sept. 8: Contact: Dr. Barbara McCaule\. 850-973- .
1640). miccaiule\bi,5nfcc.edu. ,. Mansil


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n ilUl and Emm a Clark family reunion
budget. curriculum, facilities, personnel policy and transporta-
tion at 9 a.m.. Friday. Sept. I in the Douglass Center Confer- The Will and Emma Clark family reunion v\ ill be held Satur-
ence Buildinm School board meetings are open to the public daS. Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cla\ land Baptist Church
with the exception of expulsion issues, which are private. Info: 'recreation center. All relate es and friends of Brian. Lucius.
386-364-2601.' Cleveland and Ernest Clark, ,
-Ola Clark Baxter and Lottie
: Clark Sapp are in\ ited to come
S, and bring a covered dish and
Sept. 1 .' drink to share. Please bring
Free workshop series explores practical any pictures and historic infor-
mation you might have to
spirituality ; share with all: Hope to see you
A series of free %%orkshops entitled "Live the Life of Soul: there for lots of fun and fel-
Practical Spirituality" will be offered at the public- library, 1848 lowship. Info: Do!ie Peterson,
Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 386-208-5159.


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Saturday
Sept. 2
FWC offers free bowhunting course at
jamboree
FWC will offer a free bowhunting course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Florida Bowhunting Jamboree at Citrus
Wildlife Management Area, Inverness; Info/registration: 386-
758-0525, www.floridabowhunters.org/.

Ends Monday
Now thru Sept. 4
Florida Museum co-hosts "Quilting


Sept. 9
Garden trough class
Stephen Foster Polk Culture
Center State Park, White
Springs offers a garden trough
class' from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat-
u rda\.'Sept. 9'in Craft Square;
/Cost: '$15: Note: advance reg-
istration is required; Contact: ,
386-397-1920, www.stephen-
fostercso.org or www.Flori-
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US 90, Live Oak Saturday, Sept. 9. Tee off at 8:30
fee of $55 includes cart, drinks, tee gift, prizes and
e person teams. Scramble format. Deadline to sign
.esday, Sept. 6. Field is limited to first 66 paid en-
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ays on the Suwannee
ys on the Suwannee will be held at the Spirit of the
Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak Saturday,
joy canoeing on the famous Suwannee River, horse-
g, bicycling, golf carting, hiking, hanging out and at-
Saturday nriight concerts in the Music Hall. Tickets
gate. Other artists scheduled to perform during the
on the Suwannee through Sept. 23 are Shenandoah
Canton & the Accelerators. Go to http://sos.suncoun-
e.com/ for more information or to
here.com.


/Jowers/Carroll family reunion
ants oflWilliam Angus Neveils andAnnie Jowers-of
.C. will sponsor the Neveils/Jowers/Carroll family
m 10 a.m until dark. Saturday. Sept. 9 at Suwannee
SPark. US 90 West, Live Oak. All extended relatives
I are i\ ited to bring a co\ ered dish to share at noon
ne is encouraged to bring any history, pcrtures and
ia. Info: Bill Neveils. 706-374-2951,.1133 Spruce
neral Bluff, GA 30559 or Nlar~YAnderson. 386-362-
Nabor Ave.. SE. Live Oak. FL 32064 .


ncy Crisis Center 2006 Walk/Run

cy Crisis Center i ill hold its 2006 Walk Run for.
day. Sept. 9 at Young's Park. Lake City and Si\\ an-
y Coliseum.. Live Oak: Cost: $10 per person; Info.
058-Lake City, 386-330-2229-Li\e Oak.


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e Mansion" scholarship fund-raiser concert featuring
anis oLu :Wand Btsy
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Community


Continued From Page 3C

BurkartR@nfcc.edu.

Sept. 11
Community blood drive marks
fifth anniversary of 9/11
Family Life Care, Inc., a professional care management
agency in Live Oak, will host a community blood drive in re-
membrance of all those affected by terrorist attacks Sept. 11,
2001 and marking the five-year anniversary that the Nation
suffered the attack on the Twin Towers. The blood drive will
be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11 at 609 Fifth
Street, Azalea Court, Live Oak and refreshments such as hot
dogs and soda will be served. All donors receive a recognition
item and cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 17,
weigh 110 pounds and show photo identification. Info: toll-free
at 888-795-2707, www.lifesouth.org.

Sept. 11
Come learn about sinkholes, Florida
Aquifer and karst formations!
Suwannee Chapter, of the Florida Trail Association will meet
from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11 at Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD), or US 90 and CR 49, two
miles east of Live Oak. The public is welcome! Carlos Herd,
senior hydrogeologist for SRWMD, will share facts ab6ut sink-
holes, the Florida Aquifer and the karst formations seen as you
hike and canoe. Also, a discussion about upcoming tours and
trips. Info: Sylvia Dunnam, chapter chair, 386-362-3256, dun-
nains winidstreamn.net: or Sam Bigbie, 386-362-5090,
sam8591@windstream.net.


Sept. 14
Music from around the world
NFCC Artist Series presents Caribbean Sound Steel Drum
and World Music Ensemble at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 at
Van H. Priest Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison. Info/tick-
ets: 850-973-1653, ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.

Register now!

Deadline Friday, Sept. 15
2006 Florida Butterfly Festival
photography contest
The 2006 Florida Butterfly Festival photography contest
rules are now available on-line. The entry fee is $10 per photo;
cash prizes for top five winners. Other winning entries and
honorable mentions will be included in a 2008 calendar and
displayed at the Florida Museum of Natural History in
Gainesville during the 2006 festival Oct. 14-15. Entry deadline
is Friday, Sept. 15. Complete rules and an entry form are avail-
able at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflyfest/photocontest.htm.
Info: 352-846-2000, ext. 200 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/but-
terflyfest/.

Friday-Saturday
Sept. 15-16
2006 Ladies Retreat
Florida Advent Christian Conference, Women's Home and
Foreign Missions
will


Anna Miller Circle of Live Oak Elks Lodge 1165 will spon-
sor its Third Annual Fishing Tournament in Steinhatchee, Sat-
urday, Sept. 16 at River Haven Marina. Entry fee $25 per per-
son. Weigh-in from 1-4 p.m. Prizes total $1,500, plus free
drawings and give-aways. Boat rental and lodging available at
local marinas. Info/entry forms: Terri Johnson, 386-776-2508,
Helen Pratt 386-364-4979 or River Haven Marina & Motel,
352-498-0709.

Sept. 16
Saturday on the Suwannee featuring Kei-
th Canton & the Accelerators
Saturday on the Suwannee will be held at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak Saturday,
Sept. 16 featuring Keith Canton & the Accelerators. Enjoy ca-
noeing on the famous Suwannee River, horseback riding, bicy-
cling, golf carting, hiking, hanging out and attending the Satur-
day night concerts in the Music Hall. Tickets $20 at the gate.
Go to http://sos.suncountryjamboree.com/ for more informa-
tion or to musicliveshere.com.,

Visit now!

Now thru Sept. 16
SFCC hosts photography
exhibit by Sean M. Dowie
"Florida Uncovered." a photograph. edlubit b\ Sean M.
Doi ie. opened \\ednesday. lune 14. and runs through Sepi. 16
at the President's Exhibition Hall in the .Aln J. Robertson Ad-
ministration Building at Santa Fe Conmnunitr College. 31000
NW 83rd St., Gainesville. Do\ie's large format, award-win-
,, nig color photographs sho\\ detailed te\rures and
subtle changes of light from scene to scene.
The gallery is open weekdais S a.m.-4:30
Sp.m. Info. Jjne Grant, 395-5464, or
e-mail to layne.grantuslfcc.edu.


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Sept. 11
Suwannee School
Board special meeting
to adopt final budget
Sinannee Count) School Board will conduct
a special meeting at.4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11 in the
Suwannee County School Board meeting room, 702 Second |
St., NW, Live Oak.regarding re-entries, felony suspensions, eg-
pulsions, personnel issues, facilities, curriculum issues and con-.
tracts. School board meetings are open to the public with the ek-
ception of expulsion .issues, which are private. Info: 386-36'4-
2601.

Sept. 11
McAlpin Community.Club meeting
McAlpin Community Club will meet with a covered dish din-
ner at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11. Guest speaker: Jerry Combass,
Suwannee County Health Department, Live Oak. Topic: Pan-
demic Bird Flu. Everyone welcome. Bring a covered dish anl
: your neighbor.lInfo: 386-( 63-5357.

Sept. 12
Suwannee School Board special
meeting to adopt final budget
Suwannee County School Board will conduct a special meet-
ing at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the Suwannee County
School Board meeting room, 702 Second St., NW, Live Oak
regarding school improvement plans, personnel issues, facili-
ties, Curriculum issues and contracts. School board meetings
are open to the public with the exception of expulsion issues,
which are private. Info: 386-364-2601.

Sept. 13
Early Learning board meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway, Inc. will hold
a board meeting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the Colum-
bia County School Board Office, S.O.S. Building, Room 130,
Lake City. Info: Heidi Moore, 386-752-9770.


site! Th
the troop..D
free delivery o, ,ty
a dersrof 10 or greater.d
arrangements. Info/tickets: Jo
S 386-362-1796.


sponsor
its 2006 Ladies Retreat Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Camp
,Suwannee, Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park. Keynote
speaker will be Pam Buchanan. Registration begins at 6:30
p.m. on Friday with first session beginning at 7 p.m. and ses-
sions from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday. All ladies are in' ited to
attend. Cost: $12-includes retreat and meals Each lad\ is re-
sponsible for arranging personal lodging. Info: 386-658-5333.

Sept. 16
Fall migration bird
count in Suwannee County
SFlorida Ornithological Society will hold its fall migration
bird count Saturday, Sept. 16 in Suwannee County. Count your
own back yard! Info: Jack Wilson, 386-963-5023, jinjack@all-
tel.net or www.fosbirds.org.

.Sept. 16
Military retirement seminar
A military retirement seminar will be held from 9 a.m.-2
p.m., Saturday, Sept.'16 at the Officers' Club, Naval Air Sta-
tion Jacksonville. Open to all military retirees, spouses, surviv-
ing spouses and those military personnel.nearing retirement.
Current Department of Defense vehicle decal and military ID
required. Info: 904-542-2766, extension 128,
raojax@nasjax.navy.mil.

Sept. 16
Anna Miller Circle Third


Annual Fishing Tournament


North, Live Oak-across
from Walt's Ford-Mercury.
Seat will be cooked on-
is is the main fund-raiser for
inniers may be picked up or
I in Suwannee County for or-
'ickets $6 each. Call to make
rdan Burett, Scout member,


Register now!
Sept. 16-17 and 23-24
NFCC offers 32-hour
EMT-B refresher course
NFCC is offering a 32-hour EMT-B refresher course for li-
censed professionals from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday,
Sept. 16-17 and 23-24 in the Career and Technical Education
Center, building No. 13, room No. 130 on the NFCC campus
in Madison. Students must attend all four class sessions to
complete the EMT-B Refresher Course. Fees do apply.
Info/registration: Gail Hackle, 850-973-1629 or Rebecca Cash,
850-973-1673.

Order tickets now!
Sept. 22
Junior Cattlemen Association
offers hot luncheon
Suwannee County Junior Cattlemen Association (JCA) will
offer a hot luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22 at
Farmer's Co-Op, off US 90 West in Live Oak. Cost: $4 plate for
dine-in, which includes iced tea or $5 delivered from 11 a.m.-
noon. Delivery area: North to Wal-Mart, South to USDA office,
East to Howland's Feed Store and West to Farmer's Co-Op. Join
them in the air-conditioned meeting room at Farmer's Co-Op to
sit down and be served. Menu: beef brisket-plain or barbecue,
green beans, herb and butter red potatoes, soft dinner rolls,

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NORTH FLORIDA FOCUS AUGUST 30-31, 2006, PAGE 5C


Capt. Brian Smith INSIDE Seafood recipe contest
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I captured this sunset
in a photo of the boat
dock/fishing pier
located directly across
the road, while staying
at the condo called, of
all names, "The Sunset
Place." My husband
and I were showing the
local sites to some of
our out-of-town friends
from Indiana. This view
was an awesome view
to watch while sitting
on the balcony at
Sunset Place, and
our friends were
quite impressed.


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Patience


really pays off


By: Capt. Brian Smith,
Big Bend Charters
Roger Cornelius had fished
with me before as part of a
crew from the Ted Nugget
Outdoor Adventure Club. Dur-
ing that first fish trip offshore,
we accidentally hung into and
landed a 125 pound sandbar
shark with Roger on the pole.
It became apparent that the
shark made an impression on
Roger because it wasn't long
afterwards he called and asked
if I did shark fishing trips.
Specifically, he wanted a
large shark. I told him it would
be a first for me and before we
could go I had to get a shark
permit for charter. Well, this
week was Roger's trip. For this
trip I had onboard a couple of
things that were unusual. One,
a bait cooler filled with two
boxes of chum, several boxes
of left over frozen sardines,
bags of freezer burned fish
(spanish mackerel and amber-
jack) and one super sized blue
runner. Two, a shot gun. I also
brought three 9/0 reels loaded
with 200 lb test terminally
rigged with 8 foot of 330 Ib
test stainless wire and 14/0
meat hook. The tackle was se-
rious looking compared to the
normal grouper -gear of 4/0's


with 50 lb test. As for a 'hunt-
ing' location, I picked out a
large area of live bottom
around Lamb Spring.
We, first off, set up a chum
slick. In a few minutes,
schools of bait fish dimpled
the water around the boat. It
was not long after that the first
rod doubled over. Roger got on
the rod. A couple of pumps and
the line went limp. Whatever
took the bait had cut the wire
three feet above the hook! I
didn't say anything but I was
kinda glad it did. The second
hit did the same thing; the wire
was cut clean. Perhaps, we
may have bitten off more than
I cared to chew. The third hit,
we ended up taking a four foot
barracuda. That was strange
because the fish took a dead
bait off the bottom.
However, I was glad to have
it. I split it lengthwise and we
hung it over the side for fresh
chum. After that, there were
two quick hits that simply let
go. Then the big wait ... a few
hours filled up with light naps,
some good stories and me
tenniss ball'" thinking, "we
should lea\ e'the 'chum ,will
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chum will work." Hours of
batting those thoughts around
in my head was giving me a
headache. In the meantime, the
grunts were steadily pecking
away our bait to the point of
getting thin on re-baits. Noth-
ing like adding a little pressure
to a hot boring event. "A fin,"
exclaimed Roger. My first
thought was dolphin. My first
sinht was '0' my.' Well off the


stem a large fin darted to and
fro coming toward the boat.
The baits were set right in the
path. When it came into view,
the fin was attached to a high-
ly activated ten foot hammer
Shead.shark. The pectoral fins
pointed down, the hammer
swung back and forth and the
tail thrusting the monster at us
at a quick pace. I fel the boat.
get small. It stalled at the float-
ing bait. Then, for some un-
kn-own reason, it sw\am off. \\e
tossed extra chum out as an in-
vitation for an encore but to no
avail. Little B said "let's cut
some of this barracuda up for
bait." Roger reeled in the free-
line pole and \we replaced the
amnberjack chunk \ ith the bar-
racuda and re-set the bait.
Within: rfie minutes that pole
1\ent off. Roger \was hooked
up with something huge. Two
minutes into the fight, the fish
threw the bait. Disappointed
for thesi hook up. \e re-
set the line with more barracu-"
da. Five minutes later, the pole
double over, the reel dumped
line off the tight drag and
Roger was locked into round
seen. The. shark ran dead qff,
' the stern: then took to the port
to\\ard the bo\ Little B re-
leased the anchor rode from
the bow cleat. The bitter end of
the anchor line had' a float
slipped on it so we could come
back to pick it up afterwards.
The shark cut under the anchor
line as we drifted away. Roger
was on the bow with Little B
keeping him steady. The shark
ran starboard down the boat
off the stem. Back to the port
for another merry-go-round
for Roger. The shark took
Roger three times around the
boat. An open uncluttered boat
sure has advantages when tak-
ing on large fish. It is a great
option rather than having to
jockey the boat around to keep
the fish to the stem. Anyway,
the dog race was over. Now,


the dog fight began. Reel up a
little to lose a lot changed to
reel up a little lose a little, then
to reel up a lot to lose a little. It
was going great until the shark
saw the boat. Start all over.
Roger was feeling the stress of
round seven. At times, he was
an upside down letter L lean-
ing on the gunnel. When will it
end, I thought. Roger thought.
when will it ever end. A half an


hour into it, Little B got the 20
gauge out and put a shell in it.
The shark was showing signs
of fatigue, as was, Roger. Lit-
tle B handed me the gun and
said "I'm not going to be the'
one to shoot a, hole in your
boat." That gives one confi-
dence like a coach saying "I'm
purting you in because your
dad is my boss." I'm not the
best shot in the world so I was
waiting on a clean head shot.
One that didn't have the steel
leader in the cross hairs. Dur-,
ing the time it took me to feel
good about squeezing the trig-
ger. I knot\ Roger w\as think-
ing "Good lord. captain Stevie
Wonder could have popped
him by no\\." It took tw o head
shots before the shark let us


get a rope around its tail. It
hung there for 20 minutes
while we collected ourselves.
Afterwards, we put two more
ropes around it. One around
the torso and the other near the
head. While putting on the tor-
so rope, the shark had it's last
gasp, thrashing up with it's
mouth close enough to Little B
that he had a religious experi-
ence; however, I don't think
the Lord approved the lan-
guage. It took all three of us to
heave the shark over the gun-
nel. It landed on the deck with
a solid thud. We pushed it
against the side and placed 20
pound bags of ice all over it,
then draped -wet towels over
top of the shark. Next stop to
pick up the anchor then to the,
dock for photos. At the dock
we measured the bull shark
just shy of eight foot and
guessed the weight to be a lit-
tle less than two hundred
pounds. What an expenence!
The next experience was get-,
ting the meat out of the shark.
You see, one cleans fish but
butchers sharks. Just handling
that animal was tough. It end-
ed up to be a two hour ordeal.
I liked the the catching part but
observed the butchering part to
niore than I care to do. I'm a
fan of catch and release but'
Roger as iapp with a large
cooler of the shark meat. I
hope so because he is now the
Bubbagump of shark. You
know, fried shark, grilled
shark, broiled shark, boiled


Anna Miller Circle
of the Live Oak Elks Lodge 1165 Fundraiser
(Nonprofit Orgaization)

3rd Annual Fishing Tournament
Steinhatchee, FL
September 16, 2006
1.,500 in prizes;
Plus free drawings & give aways :

Redfish .. .st Place .. .$500
Redfish . ..2nd Place . .$250
Trout ... .1st Place .. ....$500
Trout . .2nd Place .... .$500

Entry Fee "25.00 per person
Weigh in 1 p.m. 4 p.m. at River Haven Mlarina

Boat rentals and lodging available
at local marinas

For entry forms and information check
local marinas or call
Terri "Johnson @ 386-776-2508
Helen Pratt @ 386-364-4979
For tickets and information contact
River Haven Marina & Motel 352-498-0709


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shark, shark burgers, shark
gumbo, shark skampi, shark...
I'm glad my indecision led to
the patience needed to let the
chum slick work. Seeing a
huge hammer head. come in
hot and heavy was worth the
time on the anchor. The bull
shark was the icing on the
cake. Good job Roger! Red
grouper are hot right now. The
two red grouper per person
change has actually made
them somewhat of nuisance.
At this point, I'm tossing back
red grouper less than 22 inches
though the state minirium size
is 20 inches. Gag grouper are
biting well too; however, the
reds are so aggressive you
have catch numerous reds be-
fore icing .down a good mess
of gags. It's-a nice problem to
have. The grouper a taking
frozen baits from 40 feet on
out to deeper water. The best
bet is to save the gas and fish
shallow hard bottom areas.
Trout fishing is pretty good
during the week when there
aren't thousands of boats on
the flats doing the scallop
thing. Fishing the deeper grass
beds \with live pinfish or cut
bait on a jig head is produc-
tive. By word of mouth,.the
redfish are a line hard to come
b\. But those die-hard creek
fishers, your one fish limit is a
reasonable expectation. That's
it from the Steinhatchee. Take
care of yourself and your tack-
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Seafood Recipe Contest


RECIPE C EC PE

Send in your best recipe

& compete to win:
1st Place 4 Wild Adventure tickets
& 4 Cypress Gardens tickets
2nd Place 4 tickets of your choice*


RULES:
1. Only 1 entry per contestant
2. Must send in or email by September 15, 2006
3. Recipe must contain some type of saltwater
inhabitant.

Mail entry to the Suwannee Democrat
c/o Seafood Recipe Contest, P.O. Box
370, Live Oak, FL 32064 or email to
:joel.turner@gaflnews.com or
louise.sheddan@ gaflnews.com ,
Choose from 4 Wild Adventure or 4 Cypress Gardens tickets


For rates and
information about
Steinhatchee
Overview,
please contact
Joel Turner, ext. 109
or Louise Sheddan,
ext. 141 at the
Suwannee Democrat
386-362-1734
or 800-525-4182


Joel turner


Bay scallop season

regulations
Open harvest season for bay
scallops along Florida's gulf
coast begins July 1 and runs
through Sept. 10. Stale \raters
in the Gulf of Mexico open to
scallop harvest extend from the
Pasco-Hernando County line
(near Aripeka-latitude 28 degrees, 26.016 minutes North) to
the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal m Bay County
(longitude 85 degrees, 25.84 minutes West). It is illegal to
possess bay scallops on water outside open harvest areas. It is
ilso illegal to land scallops outside open harvest areas. For
m'ekl'.'iLt'voulbd'& l 1I t tk'e scallops from waters off
:'the Hernando County.coast, but it %would be illegal to dock
your boat in Pasco County, with the scallop catch onboard.
Recreational harnesters are limited to two gallons of whole
bay scallops in the shell, or one pint of bay scallop meat per
day during the open season. In addition, recreational scallop-
ers may possess no more than 10 gallons of whole bay scal-
lops in the shell or 1/2 gallori of bay scallop meat aboard any
vessel at any time. Bay scallops may be harvested only by
hand or n ith a landing or dip net. They maN not be harvested
for commercial purposes.


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treatment, care and follow-up available.


"WE ARE YOUR
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to cervical caner


Those who haven't been living under a shell for the
last several months haveprobably heard news of a
new vaccine that has been approved by the FDA for
the prevention of cervical cancer. During the course of
discussion about the drug. Merck's Gardasil -
the terms "human papiloma virus (HPV)" and
"sexually transmitted disease" have been used,
spurring some controversy on the FDA's decision.
Safe to be given to women ages 9 to 26, the purpose
of the vaccine is to offer protection from infection and
diseases associated with "high- risk" HPV types that
cause approximately 70 percent of cervical cancers..
The vaccine also blocks the "low-risk" typesSBfrimd the
with most cases of genital warts. .
Human papilomavirus is the name of a group of
viruses that infect the skin. Typically, HPV results in
warts that can occur on different areas of the body,
including the genitals. HPV has also been linked to
abnormal cell changes in the cervix and'is thought to
be a contributing factor to some cervical cancer cases
that are diagnosed through Pap screenings by a
gynecologist.
In many cases, HPV is asymptomatic, meaning a
person does not even know he or she has it let alone, .
able to spread it. There are more than 100 types of
HPV ard 30 types are transmitted sexually and result
in genital warts. It is considered the most common
sexually transmitted disease. Genital HPV is spread
through skin-on-skin-contact, not bodily fluids, so
condom .use is not.entirely effective in preventing.
transmission.

According to research, about 5.5 million new genital
HPV cases occur each year, and approximately 20


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million people men and women are thought to have
an active HPV infection at any given time.
Being classified as an STD has made HPV a topic that
wasn't widely discussed. However, upon discovery of the
link to cervical cancer and treatment possibilities, HPV is
now being discussed by men and women.

According to the CDC. approximately 10 of the 30.
identified genital HPV types can lead, in rare cases, to
development of cervical cancer. The American Cancer
Society estimates that 10,000 women will develop
invasive cervical cancer and about 4,000 women will die
Linito Cervical Cancer. ',
om this disease each year.
While there was once no cure for HPV, new hope lies in
the Gardasil vaccine, which significantly reduced the
combined incidence of persistent HPV 6, 11, 16, or 18
infection and related diseases, including new cervical
precancers anid genital warts compared with a placebo in
a study published in "The Lancet Oncology." The vaccine
will be used as a prophylactic in women of the
determined age group, a notion that has caused
controversy among some religious groups.
-Some conservative groups have billed the new drug as a
"promiscuity' vaccine," saying it will give teens a reason
to think casual sex just got a little safer. But proponents
of the drug say that it is a viable option against cervical
cancer and that message should be put above all others.
After all, while tetanus shots are given to ward off ,
lockjaw, those who receive them do not go seeking out
rusty nails. Perhaps the same will be said for those
receiving Gardasil.
For more information on HPV and cervical cancer
testing and treatment, visit your local gynecologist.

ti r To0placean ad n this

S page, please call Myrtle
rsician Referral at 386-362-1734 Ext. 103


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(Out of Suwannee County) 226577-F
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506 NW 4th Street Suite 200
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Located inside the hospital.
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OBGYN

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Community
Continued From Page 4C

dessert-cookie or brownie and for dine in only-iced tea. Pro-
ceeds will be used to fund educational trips and seminars. Thank
you for your support. JCA members will collect payment and
deliver tickets. Info/tickets: 386-330-2302.

Sept: 23
Robertson-Taylor reunion
Roberson-Taylor family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept.
23 at the Garden Club, Eleventh Street, Live Oak. Bring facts to
be shared about your family going back to the children of Tode
and Jack Roberson. Doors will open at noon and group family
pictures will be taken before the meal is served at 2 p.m. Please
come and bring a picnic lunch, including tea, for a good ole fash-
ion family.get-together! Eating utensils, plates, ice, cups and
napkins will be furnished. Info: Doyle Roberson, 334-279-8478.

Sept. 23
Appalachian market basket class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center StatelPark in White
Springs will hold an Appalachianmarket basket class from
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 in Craft Square; Cost:
$30; Note: wear comfortable clothes and bring s sack lunch;
Info: 386-397-1920, www.StephenFosterCSO.org,'or
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster. .

Sept. 23
Saturday on the Suwannee
featuring Shenendoah
Saturday on the Suwannee will be held at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak Saturday,
Sept. 23 featuring Shenandoah. Enjoy canoeing on the famous
Suwannee River, horseback riding, bicycling, golf carting, hik-
ing, hanging out and attending the Saturday night concerts in
the Music Hall. Tickets $20 at the gate. Go to http: 'os sun-
countryjamboree.com/ for more information or to musi-
cliveshere.com.

Sept. 23
Equine microchip clinic at Jacksonville
Equestrian Center
Hurricane season is still here, aid horse owner's in our area
need to know about the importance of having permanent iden-
tification on their horses, and pets, in case they are separated
during a disaster. Jacksonville Equestrian Center will conduct


an equine microchip clinic Saturday, Sept. 23. Microchips are
tiny computer chips with identification numbers which are in-
jected under the animal's skin and cannot be removed or lost.
The clinic is sponsored by Habitat for Horses/North Florida
Horse Rescue and the Northeast Florida Dressage Association.
Info: Chris Dunn, 904-626-1990.

Thru Sept. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license and
vehicle inspection checkpoints through Sept. 28, on Brbwn
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, Turnem Road,
SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road, CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR 132, CR 136,
CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250, CR 252, CR 349, CR
49, CR 795, SR 20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US 129 and
Mitchell Road in Suwannee County; and CR 136, CR 152, CR
143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, Ci 146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton County.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with defects such s' bad brakes,'wom
tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, atteLtion
will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license.
laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective means of enforcing, the equipment and driver's li-
cense laws of Florida \ while ensuring the protection of all mo-
torists.

Visit ow!
Thru Dec. 31
Human-size digital moth prints on display
at Florida Museum
"Moths: Beauit and Biodi\ ersiti" ison display at the Flori-
da lMuseum of Nantral HistorS in Gaines\ille through Dec. 31.
The digital prints b. renoii ned artist Joseph Scheer are large
format, high resolution scans that bring the structure and beau-
ty of moths to life. This exhibition of 2-1 images, some of
which trans'fonn small moths into human-size prints. His \work
has been featured in more than 120 books and periodicals in-
cluding National Geographic. Info: 352-4-6-2000. or visit
ww",.flmnnh.uiitifl ed.u.

Oct. 3
Democratic Executive


Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
US 129 North, Live Oak. A sit-down inner is served at 6:30
p.m. for $10 per person. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is
not required to join us for the meeting. All Democrats are in-
vited to join us in participating in the Democratic Process.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Info/RSVP
for dinner: Monica, 386-330-2036.

Oct. 6-8
Orchid Show and Sale
Florida West Coast Orchid Society presents its annual orchid
show and sale Friday-Sunday, Oct,. 6-8. Schedule: Friday,
noon-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.-4
p.m. AOS judging; vendors welcome; Pinellas County Exten-
sion/Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo,
FL 33774. Info: Pam Heath, 727-518-2436, or pheath2@tam-
pabay.rr.com.

Oct. 14'
18th Florida Rail Fair
The 18th Flonida Rail Fair, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Saturday, Oct. 14 at The Volusia County Fairgrounds in the
Tommy T. Lawrence Show Arena in Deland. (SR 44 and 1-4;
exit 118, go 1/4 mile east.) Parking is free.:There is an admis-
sion fee. The fair will include over 300 tables of railroad items
Sfor sale in 20,000 square feet of air conditioned show space.
Model railroad trains, all gauges "N" to "G," kits, parts and
layout material. Also, railroad: signs, china, locks, lanterns; .
,globes. timetables, hard\\ar'e books. postcards. pictures, patch-
es. linen, passes and express items. PLUS: See the Volusia
County Fair Operating Model Railroad and Lou Sommers' "N"
Scale Model Train Layout.

Vendors, entertainers or parade

entries register now!
Oct. 14-15
Pioneer Days in Mayo
Pioneer Days will be held Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15. in
Mayo. Free booths for churches and organizations limited, ap-
ply no\w. Anyone interested in a two-da\ booth, to enter the en-
'tertaining or the parade, contact Leta Ha\\kins, 386-294-169'.
Info: Chamber of Commerce. 386-294-2705. or Jim or Cheryl
Hollis 386-294-3377.


FEMA RECOVERY NEWS

ENGLISH SPANISH


As part of hurricane preparations,

: consider volunteering


As Floridians prepare
themselves and their families
for another hurricane season,
government and nonprofit of-
ficials are urging them also to
prepare to help others if a
storm should strike the state
"Generous volunteers meet
essential needs. Their tireless
efforts help supplement what.
government programs pro-
vide," said Scott R. Morris,
Florida long-term recovery
director for the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). "Volunteers
tackled the challenges of last
year's hurricane season head
on, and we encourage a re-
doubled volunteer effort this
year. And to, make disaster
volunteerism more effective,
residents should consider
how and where to volunteer
now, before a storm strikes."
Close cooperation among
federal and state officials and
nonprofit organizations is
critical to successful disaster
relief and recovery efforts.
For its part, FEMA uses Vol-
untary Agency Liaisons to as-
sist voluntary agencies with
federal assistance programs,
coordination with other vol-
unteer organizations, dona-
tion management, and identi-
fying special needs popula-
tions.


Volunteers have proven in-
dispensable in past disaster
response and recovery efforts
in Florida. Last year's hurri-
cane season was met with a
wealth of donations and vol-
unteerism from Florida indi-
viduals and organizations. In
2005, volunteers staffed
phone banks, distributed
emergency food and, water,
and cleared debris in response-
to Hurricane Wilma-and the
other hurricanes that tested
Florida residents during the
2005 season.
In many cases, volun-
teerism that was initially a re-
sponse to Hurricane Katrina-
.both to the devastation along
the Gulf Coast and evacuees
who came to Florida after the
storm-dovetailed with Wilma
response and recovery initia-
tives. Volunteer efforts from
past hurricanes, and the net-
works developed to speed
those endeavors, proved. vi-
tal-and were strengthened
even further by last year's re-
sponse.
"Given Florida's recent his-
tory of hurricane activity, we
are especially aware of the
value of neighbors helping
neighbors-those who volun-
teer their time and talents to
rebuild Florida communi-
ties," said Craig' Fugate, di-
rector of the Florida Division


of Emergency Management.
"Volunteers are the unsung
heroes that truly help change
outcomes, in, the recovery
process. I urge all Floridians
to- get involved, .volunteer,
and make a difference in their
hometowns."
According to statistics.
compiled by Volunteer Flori-
da, the Governor's Commis-
sioni on Volunteerism and
Community Service, during
the 2005 hurricane season,
some 112,600 volunteers con-
tributed 4.7 million hours of.
service statewide. The total
volunteer contribution in re-
sponse to Florida's 2005 hur-
ricane season, including in-
kind donations and total vol-
unteer hours, was valued at
$105.6 million (up from ah
estimated volunteer contribu-
tion of $102 million in 2004).
Those participating in the
volunteer efforts included
faith-based groups, United
Way chapters, local volunteer
centers and hunger-relief or-
ganizations. Those affected
by the 2005 hurricanes re-
ceived 5.8 million meals pre-
pared or donated by volun-
teers.
Corporations, relief organi-
zations and private individu-
als donated 7.9 million bot-


SEE AS, PAGE 10C


Como parte de la preparaciOn de

huracanres, consider ser volrntario
Mientras los Floridanos se y nosotros les exhortamos a erales, coordinaci6n con
preparan para la pr6xima que redoblemos los esfuerzos sotras entidades voluntarias,
temporada: de huracbnes. el de los voluntarios este afio. Y maniejo de donaciories y el
gobierno 'y las oiganiza- para lograr que el process de. identificar las necesidades
ciones sin fines de lubro tam- voluntariado de desastres sea : especiales de la poblaci6n.
bi6n les exhortaban. a mis efectiiVo. los residentes El voluntariado ha probado
prepararse para ayudar a los deberian considerar cuando y ser indispensable durante la
demis en caso de que el esta- donde ser, voluntarios .ya, respuesta y en la recu-
do fuese impactado por una antes de que llegue una tor- peraci6n de pasados desas-
tormenta. menta los afecte:" tries en la Florida. La pasada
"La generosidad de los. La cooperaci6n cercana temporada de huracanes fue;
voluntarios reuhen las entire funcionarios federales, enfrentada con una riqueza
necesidades esenciales. Sus :estatales y organizaciones sin de donaciones y de organiza-
esfuerzos incansables ayudan fines de lucro es crucial para cones y de voluntarios de, la
a distribuir lo que el gobierno lograr el 6xito de la asisten- Florida. En el 2005, los vol-
estatal provee" puntualiz6 cia de desastres y los esfuer- tintarios manejaron los ban-
Scott R.'Morris; Director de zos de recuperaci6n. Por su cos de tel6fonos, dis-
FEMA para la Recuperaci6n parte FEMA utiliza Organi- ,tribuyeron agua y comida de
a Largo Plazo en la Florida. zaciones de.. Voluntarios emergencia y removieron es-
"Los voluntarios entrentaron como enlace para asistir a combros en respuesta al Hu-


directamente' los, desafios, de
los huracanes del afio pasado


agencies voluntarias con pro-
gramas de asistencia fed-


SEE COMO, PAGE 11C


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recorded automatically by SVEC
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Customers can also speak directly to a
company representative if available.
SVEC brings in additional employees
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circuit breaker panel or fuse bbx before water enters your home.
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and can be a life-threatening danger to your family, neighbors and
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* Prepare a list of essential items you would need In case you are
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Music, dance and song highlight 2006-2007 Artist Series at NFCC


For nearly 50 years, the North Florida Com-
munity College (NFCC) Artist Series has
brought exceptional stage performances to the
north Florida area for fans of all ages. The 2006-
2007 season continues the tradition. The lineup
includes Caribbean island music, Irish tunes
and dance, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Glenn
Miller classics, hits of Rodgers and Hammer-
stein and popular songs of Billy Joel and Elton
John.
Season passes are now available and include
admission to six per-
formances at Van H.
Priest Auditorium. "
Spanning September,
2006 through March,
2007, performances in-
clude: 6
Sept. 14-Caribbean .
Sound Steel Drum and
World Music Ensem- -
ble: Escape into a trop- ,
ical paradise featuring ~
the enchanting sound
of steel pans, one of the
most fascinating in-
struments of the 20th'
ceritury.. Enjoy music
from around the world
including the energetic
sound of Trinidad and
Tobago, the home of "
the steel pans. Soak up ,


sic and dance featuring some of the most gifted
exponents of the Celtic arts performing today.
Nov. 30-The Nutcracker (Dance Alive Na-
tional Ballet): It wouldn't be the holiday season
without The Nutcracker! Swirling snowflakes,
toy soldiers, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and
Clara and her Nutcracker Prince make this the
most famous ballet of all time. Your heart will
dance to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky's
Waltz of the Flowers as the joyous season of giv-
ing begins. Enjoy this great holiday tradition


the spicy rhythms of 4,. ; ,. -, --- -
the islands, feel the vi- -- .- '. .
brant sambas of Latin' .' .,
music and experience ..
American jazz and stir- .
ring patriotic music on
steel drums. It's an in- MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD: NFCC Artist Series presents Caribbean Sound Steel Drum and W
credible musical ad- Thursday, Sept. 14 at Van H. Priest Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison. Photo: Submitted
venture.


leads the orchestra in performing such classics
as Tuxedo Junction, In the Mood, Chattanooga
Choo-Choo and more. The orchestra returns to
'NFCC by popular demand.
Feb. 20, 2007-Some Enchanted Evening: The
Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein: You've
sung them, danced to them and heard them on
the radio. They are the best songs of the 20th
century and have become the soundtracks to our
lives. Enjoy a song and dance musical featuring
a thrilling blend of Rodgers and Hammerstein's
music including
S: melodies from the hit
S' ..- '" Broadway shows The
Sound of Music, The
S'' King and I, Oklahoma!,
Carousel, South Pacific
and State Fair.
March 13, 2007-The
: Piano Men starring Jim
-" Witter: Featuring the
SSongs of Billy Joel and
Elton John: A musical
.L: c' I celebration of the
1970s-year by year, hit
by hit-from the. songs
of Billy Joel and Elton
r.' John. Jim. Witter and
his band lead a grand
.'" tour of an entire
decade with music and
Sa a visual trip into: the
news, people, automo-
:; '" biles, TV shows and
events of the 1970s era.
SYou'll laugh. You'll
sing. You'll cheer. So
sit back, relax, ,and get
ready, for a trip you'll
worldd Music Ensemble at7 p.m., remember and wait to
take time and time
again.,


Oct. 26-Tomaseen Foley's Irish Times: Long
before Riverdance, ordinary Irish men and
women left their homes and fields on long sum-
mer evenings to meet their neighbors at the lo-
cal' crossroads, where they filled'the Celtic twi-.
light with the laughter of their stories and
Sdaficelad tla dTiloi Iris:h dances to t ie fiery iu-
sic 'ot icrles, tlites, w-histles, and irilleann
Spies. Experience this Ireland-before the motor
car, the television and the telephone-as native
Irish storyteller Tomciseen Foley takes \-ou into
the infinitely rich treasury\ of Ireland's cultural
heritage. Enjoy a night full of Irish stories, mu-


performed by one of the most distinguished and
creative ballet companies in the Southeast-
Dance Alive National Ballet.
Jan.. 23, 2007-The World Famous Glenn
NIiller Orchestra: The World Famous Glenn
Miller Orche'stra is the most popular and sought
after bigk band in the worldk- da\' aid -ih its
?I(. ., .. : ., -.- l. '";,a. JlsI.- l ,'
unique jazz soInd is considered to Me one of the
greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn
MIiller Orchestra \-as formed in 1956 ai'd tours
consistently, playing an average of 300 live
dates a \ear all around the world. loiti us ,for a
memorable evening as trombonist Lart y'O'Brien
'i '


Don't miss these outstanding performances.
Performances for 2006 will:be held on Thurs-
days and in 2007 on Tuesdays, at 7 p.m. The sea-
son passes are $40arid $25 for children's passes
(12 and under). Individual tickets are $11 and $6
for children 12 and under. To purchase a season
ia- ipcdividual tickets .or for more information
- I .I i , ,
about becoming an Artist Series Angel sponsor,
contact the Office of College Advancement at
?50-93- -1653. e-mail ArtistSeries@i'nfcc.edu or
stop by the College Advancemenent/Artist Series
office located on the NFCC campus, 129 N\V Al-
ligator Trail across from the NFCC gy mnasium.


As


SContinued From Page 9C

tles of v after and nearly ,
257,'000 bags of ice for hurri-
cane relief. In addition to
these -efforts inside the state,
.many Florida volunteers trav-
eled to other areas of the
country affected by hurri-
.'anes during the 2005 season.
Volunteers make a differ-
V


Bass
S Bealls Outlet
Bible Factory Outlet
' ,Big Dogs Sportswear
S Black & Decker
Bon Worth
SCarter's Coming October!
S Casual Male Big &Tall Outlet
The Christmas Factory & More
Danskin
S'Deli Delites
Dress Barn/Dress Barn Woman
: Factory Brand Shoes
S Gap Outlet
Haggar
Jodi's Accessories
S Kitchen Collection
L'eggs, Hanes, Bali, Playtex
Liz Claiborne
S Nine West
S OshKosh B'Gosh Coming October!
Paper Factory
Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
Rack Room Shoes
Reebok Outlet Store
Samsonite
SAS Factory Store
S&K Menswear
Textile Studio
Timeless Fashions
tote'siSunglass World
U.S.Golf Outlet
WestPoint Home Bed, Bath & Linens


ence-in and out of hurricane
season
.Voluntary organizations
'throughout the state of Flori-
da need volunteers year-
round, for a wide array of
projects-cleaning up "parks,
organizing food pantries, fos-
tering literacy, working with
disadvantaged children, tu-
toring students, helping chil-


dren with disabilities and
lending assistance to the
Shameless ..;Local American
Red Cross chapters respond
to disasters. ea'1--I otind, from
house fires to hazardous ma-
terials spills, from forest fires
to major transportation inci-
dents: They provide clothing,
Food, and emergency shelter
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help teed fuefilihrers and
emeriLenc\ worker .i .
Volunteer Floh i'da--i.i'n-
tains a toll-free hotlin-e at
s.1I0-FL-HELPI (,00-3514-
35-1)i hi ic d i-'dii l als c.ln
cail to recent e referrals to
volunteer ec'nniers in their
area. Volunteer Florida's Web
s i t e
www. \ iolu ieerllori da.orn.
contains ulpd.ates about \oluln-
teer needs thiroughou ithe
state, 2as "ell s a. Ilst 'f local
volunteer centers.
At the i merican RNed.Cro.'-s
Web site \v\\ .rdcl6' org,


potential volunteers can
search by ZIP code to find the
nearest chapter.
"Given the unpredictable
nature of hurricanes, it is nev-
er certain who will be avail-
able' to help out in the event
of such 'a. disaster," Fugate
said. "So if we all work to
foster a year-round sense -of
\olinteeii mn. the potential
pool of iollnteers' during tlhe
Iniu cane season i ll be
mucl larger "
Nonpi ofit ork'i. as a that
\oliiiteerlng ioffer-;s people
the SIatist'iacionl that come.S


with helping their fellow citi-
zens. They also point out that
volunteering can be conta-
gious: neighbors tell neigh-
bors, friends get more friends
'involved. And emergency
management officials say that
regular volunteerism lays the
groundwork for a spirit of co-
operation and selfless sacri-
fice. during times of natural
disaster.
"There are volunteer activ-
ities to suit every interest and
skill," Morris said. "The
sooner you get involved, the
sooner you can make a differ-
ence-and potentially receive
specialized training on topics
such as volunteering in a dis-
aster situation. Both -emer-
gency and long-term volun-
teerism activities help to
build a stronger, more vibrant
Florida. We can all do our
part by volunteering today,
and by considering how we
can be of help if another hur-
ricane threatens Florida."
FEMA manages federal re-
sponse and recovery efforts
following any. national inci-
dent. FEMA also initiates
mitigation activities, works
with state and local emer-
gency managers, and man-
ages the National Flood In-
suranice Program (NFIP).
FEMA became part of the
U.S. Department of Home-
land Security on March 1,
2003.
SERT is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led
by the state coordinating offi-
cer. SERT's mission is to en-
sure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them; and initi-
gate their impacts. Visit
www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the
hurricane relief efforts.


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Journey

Continued From Page 1C

Samaritan Patrol of Tuc-
son, Ariz., since October
2005, around 124 known
migrants have perished in
Arizona, with thousands of
others facing heatstroke,
dehydration, blisters and
even snake and scorpion
bites and
stings. "But nothi
You stop us
can't carry people ac
enough wa-
ter to sur- need 1
vive, this," take them,
Roupp the differe
said
s a d we char
"There's har
just no way. we p
A lot of
people
c o m e
through here very unpre-
pared. They're told it will
only be maybe two or three
hours of walking time, but
that's just not true at all.
S Try four days."
Fueled by a variety of
factors, Roupp said, the
majority of migrants who
try to make the pass do so,
at least initially.
"Everybody in Mexico


nc
fr
re
to
s
ni

'g
ic


knows somebody who
made it across the desert
and got the job," he said.
Jose, a migrant heading
toward Indianapolis, said
it's not uncommon for mi-
grants to rely on a pollero,
a person who smuggles
others through the desert,
and later a driver to take
them to the
g is gonna desired lo-
rom taking cation.
"We can
)SS...They "'e can
pay about
go, so we $3,000 for a
simple. But trip across,"
ce is, what said Jose.
e and who ,"If we get
caught (by
k to take." Border Pa-
-Carlos trol agents)
because
we've already paid the
money, we get another
chance to go ... We have to
go to USA, we don't have
no opportunities here."
Carlos, a self-described
pollero, said since the re-
cent militarization of the
border, and the subsequent
stationing of up to 6,000
additional National Guard
units, conditions for travel
have been even more diffi-


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the desert for a better life in the United States. Phoro. Meihssa Wabnitz Norman Transcript


"But .nothing is gonna
stop us from taking people
across,'' he said. ".We don't
have a choice. They need to
go, so we take them, sim-
ple. But the difference is,
what we charge and who
we pick to take. We're not
bad people either. Bad coy-
otes (polleros) will do
worse and take all your
money and leave you


there, stranded."
Walt Staton, member of
No More Deaths, said to
ensure no migrant would
die in the desert, his orga-
nization was founded three
years ago with the goal of
providing food, water and
emergency first aid to mi-
grants they encountered in
a variety of settings. No
More Deaths also works in
conjunction with the U.S.


Border Patrol, and the or-
ganization Humane Bor-
ders. which provides fresh
water in 55-gallon drums
at various water stations in
the desert, Staton said.
Those small measures
aside, Jose said the deci-
sion to go isn't taken light-
ly.
"You still have to worry
about everything," he said.
"It's dangerous in the


desert. I saw an old lady, I
swear she was going to die.
She just wanted to go see
her husband and I didn't
think she was going to
make it. She was sweating
and sweating and shaking,
too. We had to leave her
behind and the Border Pa-
trol could get her."
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Continued From Page 9C

racln Wilma, eitre otros hu-
racanes que retaron a los res-
identes deila Florida en la
temporada del 2005.
En muchos casos, el \ol-
untariado que se realize In-
cialmente para la respuesta al
huracan Katrina, la de\-
astaci6n en la costa del Gol-
fo y. las evacuaciones hacia
Florida, coincidieron con la
respuesta y de recuperacion
de Wilma. Los esfuerzos de
los \oluntarios de los pasa-
dos huracanes y la red agil
que han desarrollado, prueba
lo vital que son y fueron for-
talecidos por las respuestas
del afio pasado.
"Dado que la Florida ha
tenido una historic de hura-
canes- recientes; estamos
claros en el valor de los \eci-
nos ayudando a;los vecinos.
aquellos que donaron su
tiemp'oy su talent para re-
construir las comunidades de
la Florida" sefial6 Craig Fu-
gate, Director del Equipo Es-
tatal de Respuestas a Emer-
gencias del Estado de la
Florida. "Los voluntarios son
los heroes an6nimos que \ er-
daderamente ayudaron a
crear los resultados del pro-
ceso de la recuperaci6n. Yo
les exhorto a todbs los flon-
danos a que se envuelvan,
sean voluntarios y hagan una
diferencia en sus comu-
nidades".
De acuerdo con las estadis-
ticas que se confeccionaron
por .los Voi.ntarios de la
Florida, la -Comisi6n del
Gobernador en Volunariado
y Servicio Comunitario. du-
rante la temporada de hura-
canes del 2005 unos 112.600
voluntarios contribuyeron
con 4.7 millones de horas en
servicios en todo el estado.
El total de contribuci6n es de
voluntaries por respuesta a la
temporada, de huracanes del
2005 incluyendo dofaciones
y. el total de horas de labor
fue valorado en $105.6 mil-
lores (esto es un estimado de
las contribuciones de volun-
tarios en el 2004 de unos
$102 millones). Aquellos
voluntarios que participaron
en los esfuerzos incluyendo a
los grupos religiosos, capitu-
los de United Way, centros
de voluntarios locales y or-
ganizaciones que ayudan a
combatir el hambre. Aquel-
los que fueron afectados por
los huracanes del 2005 reci-
bieron unas 5.8 millones de
comidas preparadas o don-
adas por los voluntarios.
Las corporaciones, organi-
zaciones de alivio donaron
7.9 millones de agua em-
botellada y aproximada-
mente 257,000 bolsas de


hielo para alivio de hura-
canes. Adicional a estos es-
fuerzos el estado y muchos
voluntarios de la Florida via-
jaron a otras areas afectadas
del pais durante la temporada
de huracanes del 2005.
Voluntarios hacen la difer-
encia en y fuera de la tempo-
rada de huracanes
Las organizaciones volun-
tarias del estado de la Florida
necesitan voluntarios todo el
afio para un sin ntimero de
proyectos; limpiando par-
ques, organizando almacenes
de comidas, adopci6n de pro-
gramas de alfabetizaci6n,
trabajando con niios de-
saventaJados, dando tutorias
a estudiantes, ayudando a
nifios con incapacidades y
brindandole ayuda a las per-
sonas sin hogar. Los capitu-
los de la Cruz Roja Ameri-
cana responded a los desas-
tres durante todo el afio. des-
de incendios en casas hasta
derrames de materials peli-
grosos. fuegos forestales y
accidents de transportation.
Ellos proven ropa. alimen-
tos y alberge de emergencia a
victims de desastres y tam-
bien a\udan a darles comida
a los bombers y a los traba-
jadores de emergencia.
Los 'oiuntarios de la
Florida mantiene la line
toll-freee 800-FL-HELP1
(800-354-3571) donde indi-
viduos pueden Ilamar para
obtener informaci6n sobre
los centros de voluntarios en
su area. La pagina de Internet
de Voluntarios de la Florida
w\\ \. olunteerflorida.org
contiene inf'ormacion actual-
izada de las necesidades de
estos en todo el estado. como
tambien una list de los cen-
tros de \oluntarios locales.
En la pagina de Internet de la
Cruz Roja Americana,
\wx\w.redcross org los posi-
bles voluntarios pueden veri-
ficar por su c6digo postal
para su capitulo mas cercano.
"Dado a que la naturaleza
de los huracanes es impre-
decible. casi nunca estamos
seguros que quien estara
disponibles para ayudar en la
eenrualidad de un desastre".
indic6 Fugate. "Asi que si to-
dos podemos trabajar juntos
todo el afo y adoptar un sen-
tido de \oluntariado, el po-
rencial de \oluntarios que
podriamos acceder durante la
temporada de huracanes
seria uno much mas
grande".
Los empleados de las orga-
nizaciones sin tines de lucro
dicen que el voluntariado les-.
ofrece la satisfacci6n de ayu-
dar a sus companeros ciu-
dadanos. Ellos tambien pun-
tualizaron que el voluntaria-
do puede ser contagioso. los


vecinos se lo dicen a otros
vecinos y amigos involucran.
Los funcionarios de la ad-
ministraci6n de manejo de
emergencies dijeron que los
voluntarios regulares ponen
el fundamento del espiritu de
cooperation y de sacrificio
abnegado durante un desas-
Ire natural.
"Hay actividades para vol-
untarios para acomodar to-
dos los intereses y las hhbili-
dades" indic6 Morris.
"Mientras mis ripido used


se envuelva. mis rapido ust-
ed puede hacer una diferen-
cia y potencialmente recibira
entrenamiento especializado
en temas tales como ser \ol-
untario en una situation de
desastre. Ambas actividades.
voluntario de emergencia y
voluntario a tiempo comple-
to ayudan a crear una Florida
mas fuerte y mas vibrant.
Todos podemos hacer nues-
ira part al ser un voluntario
hoy y at considerar como
podemos ser de avuda en la


eventualidad que otro hu-
racan menace a la Florida.
FEMA maneja efectixa-
mente los esfuerzos de re-
spuesta y recuperaci6n de-
spues de una declaraci6n na-
cional. FENIA tambien inicia
actividades de mitigaci6n.
entrena al personal de
primeras respuestas y maneja
el Program Nacional de Se-
guros Contra Inundaciones
(NFIP). FEMA pas6 a ser
parte del Departamento de
Seguridad Nacional. el


primero de marzo de 2003.
SERT es una colaboracion
de las agencies del estado de
la Florida. lideradas por el
coordinator estatal. La mis-
ion de SERT es asegurarse
que la Florida este preparada
para responder a emergen-
cias. recuperarse de ellas. y
mitigar el impact. Visit
http: w '\v\, .floridadisaster.or
g para la information actual-
izada sobre los esfuerzos de
recuperaci6n de los hura-
canes.


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August 30.31, 2006
386-362-1734
800-525-4182:

INCREASE YOUR NEVER KNOW NEED A RIDE?

ON CASHFL WHAT YOU'LL

/ THE DISCOVER
SMOVE? General Merchandise
Real Estates Listings Employment Opportunities and Services Car, Trucks and Motorcycles


3 BR/2 BA, 1,786 sqfton3 areas oed in the couwanne Rir ith a uces miles from
town; just minutes away from schools, shopping etc. Fnced yard ad fencedcross
fenced pastures. A 30x30 workshop and a 40x40 bar provide a great work area and
lots of room for storage and shelter. Built in 1998. MLS# 54461 $410,000

Ths 3 BR/2 BA home has recent renovations include Ilaminate flooring, double pane
insulated windows, and new fencing.The master bedroom is spacious and features a walk-in
closed and private bath.The kitchen has tile flooring, recently painted real wood cabinets and
a breakfast nook Lots of storage space witi a large laundry room, 300 sqft storage shed, &
hot tub w/ deck. This house is located in a good neighborhood close to shopping, schools, &
downtown Live Oak. $173,900 MLS# 54231


Beautiful original florida 3BR/2BA Victorian home. Upgrades have been made to
this one of a kind home in the city limits of Live Oak. Great location to be near the
schools and hopping. $239,500 MLS# 54795
30 ACRE PARCEL partially fenced. Costal bermuda hay field with large barn. $285,000 MLS# 54677
3 BR / 2 BA triplewide mobile home in Old Sugar Mill Subdivision. $139,500 MLS# 53227
3 BR / 2 BA custom river home on the Suwannee River with'3 beautiful:acres. MLS# 54205
Beautiful 10 acres on the Suwannee River. Includes a 38 ft motor hme. MLS# 53603 $325,000
Beautiful 5 acres of pastureland in Suwannee County. MLS# 54385 $77,000
3 BR / 2 BA on 1.64 acres on Vargas.Acres Subdivision. MLS# 53961 $112,500
2 BR / 2.5 BA townhouse style condo in Edgewater, FL with Indian River frontage. $425,000 MLS# 54682
4 acres in Beulah Land Subdivision. $49,900 MLS# 54523
3 BR / 2 BA DWMH and 2 BR /2 BA SWMH on 3.15 acres in Lee; FL. $159,900 MLS# 52550
120 acres of beautiful timberland. Great for your future home. MLS4 53243 $1,255,000

"Real Estate Done Right"

1105 HOWARD ST. W.,
'LIVE OAK

386-362-3300 241


Hines Place Subdivision Jackson Heights budiavision
Beautiful 4-5 acre lots on Mitchell Road (76th Beautiful 4-5 acre lots on Hughes Road (129th
Street) Paved Street. Restricted to homes only. Road) Located just minutes from Live Oak.
Minutes to Famous Suwannee River Paved Street. Restricted to homes only.
Owner/Fin $995 dn, 20 yrs 11.5%
Prices: $65,031-$80,772 Payments: $682.90.$850.77

Daniel Crapps Agency, Inc. Realtor
SOwner/Broker
DAIEL CRAPPS 1-800-805-7566 1-800-771-5110
agency, in. 212-F


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SUWANNEE COUNTY ACREAGE
Rural four acres between Live Oak and
Branford. Nicely wooded with small and
large trees, just off paved road. Utilities in
area. $40,000. MLS #54247. Ask for
l-leather Nleill


JUST REDUCED! RESIDENTIAL LOT
Very nice .25+1- acre residential lot inside
city limits. City water and sewer. In safe,
quiet area across from town park. Chain-
link fenced lot'with fruit trees, grape vines,
plmn lrrtre and a huge granddaddy oak.
$14,000. MLS #49820. Ask for Heather
Naill


BEAUIITIF~iL 3/12 hricik home itA, mni high11 q trrc" i .rm Built in
20L14 21RK. it. r. r,,va kr l ieid on "10 3 sj a p...nd .Ipr l.lL j t,1,1 i, r


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LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY
Bring the family, because this listing offers
NEW LISTINGI two lots and two homes for the price of one!
LAKE ACCESS ACREAGE A total of 1.92 acres is home to 672 sq. ft.
8.56 acres nicely wooded. Property has 2/1 cabin and a 2/1 mobile home. Both
a cypress pond on back and can be have been used for the occasional weekend
subdivided per seller. Just around the vacation and are in good repair. Look out
corner from Pickett Lake. $80,000. Ask into the back yard and see a beautiful
for Amanda White. .cypress pond. A channel runs from the
back of the property to the lake. Good
S- neighborhood, quiet, peaceful area.
$130,000. MLS #51300. Ask for Amanda
White.







NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NATURE LOVERS'DREAM
NO SHORTAGE OF PEACE AND This 20 acres in Suwannee County is
QUIET abundant with wildlife. Within walking distance
9.69 acres of lightly treed property to Peacock Springs State Park, and just
abutting 32,000 acres of protected land. minutes to Telford Springs, Running Springs,
$87,210. MLS #53139. SELLER SAYS and Royal Springs. Convenient to Mayo, Live
MAKE AN OFFER! Ask for Heather NeillOak, Lake City and Perry. $170,000. MLS
MA AN OFFER! Askfor#53673. Ask for Amanda White.
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NEW LISTING!-"
SUWANNEE RIVER PROPERTY
Beautiful, two-acre river lot with well, JUST REDUCED! RIVERFRONT LOT
septic and power already in place. This is a beautifully treed 1+ acre camping lot
Gorgeous view of the river and over 150' has 100' of frontage on the Suwannee River. It
of frontage. Level lot with no slough, would make a wonderful weekend or summer
Mobile on property has no value, getaway. Gornto Springs and a paved public
$125,000. MLS #54252. Ask for Heather boat ramp are about 1/2 a mile away.
Ne2$29,000. MMLS #LS#51588. Ask for Heather Neill
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362-1734


CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE


1-800-525-4182


WE DO BACKHOE & FRONT END
Loader work.,By the hour or-by the
job. 386-364-8393 or 386-208-9792.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Opportunities


Lost & Found
FOUND, Pot Belly Pig. Near Houck
Rd. 386-288-4672


My Name is Quentin. My Home is at
14374 68th Street. I should have a
black and white collar with a blue'
Dog Bone Tag, with my old address
which is: 6060 Mangrove Street. If
Seen Please Call 386-965-8497
REWARD,





BUSINESS SERVICES

PAYING TOO MUCH FOR TREE &
LAWN SERVICE? 100% Satisfaction
guaranteed, free estimates, beat any
price up to 10%. Licensed & Insured.
Cody Lewis Tree & Land 386-623-
5346.


PIANO LESSONS! Ladies-Any Age.
A fast, easy way. Chords-Left and
R.H. Note Reading, Theory,
Improvising and more. NO
MEMORIZATION! Free 30min.
Introductory Lesson. For more
Iniormat;on call 792-2470.


A LOCAL VEND BIZ $6695.
Complete, Must Sell. 866-823-0223
AIN #B02523

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
You Earn $800 in a Day? 30
Machines and Free- Candy All For
$9,995. Call 1-888-753-3430
AIN#BO2000033 Call Us: We Will
Not Be Undersold!


Miscellaneous
FRESH GREEN PEANUTS,
handpicked, washed and graded.
Truluck Farms, 2 mi. E. of O'Bfien
386-935-0545 .or 386-647-7968 or
386-647-7969 Call for info. and
directions.

GOLF CARTS Electric 1988, needs
work $100.00. 1991 Electric $950.00.
and 1994 Electric $1,600.00, Also
Go Cart 5HP 2 pass. $350.00 Call
-386-658-3600.:
GRAPES FOR SALE you pick or
we pick 386-776-1343.





FINANCIAL SERVICES




PERSONAL SERVICES
PERSONAL SERVICES


Health Care


HELPING HANDS MEDICAL
EQUIPMENT New Motorized
Wheelchairs "No Cost" If Eligible.
Scooters / Hospital Beds / Manual
Chairs. All Diabetic Supplies We
Accept Medicare/Medicaid & Private
Insurance Free Delivery. 1-877-
667-7088 (954) 335-1564
Hablamos Espanol

STAIR LIFTS Trouble Climbing
Your Stairs? New Reconditioned
- Rentals Free Installation -
"Florida Stair Lifts" 1-877-850-6781


STAIR LIFTS Trouble Climbing
Your Stairs? New Reconditioned
- Rentals Free Installation -
"Florida Stair Lifts" -1-877-850-6781






EDUCATIONAL SERVICES


First Day
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is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes., ay!eve. in
SLake City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 09/11/06.
Call 386-755-4401


*Sun & Stars Realty, LLC **
Let Us Help You Reach For Your Dreams
2 locations to

4221 N CR 53
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386-294-3671

2/2 Mobile Home in Taylor County 119 E GREEN
wl' new 14' 1-1' sdditon. .. .. ~.... ..' ST, STE 207A.
covereadsheller wilh concrete Kealon Beach Home on deep water 207A PERRY
floor, paved driveway ilh ickn Ri canal 3,2.5 on 2 lots Beauiiul, FLORIDA 32347
2 car Carpon Many exlrai by'k. urotbsliucted view ol Gull Too many 850-223-1849,
(real home' 5110,000 >rai.s to menion: c all Debbie CEL
Ask lor Debby Hroard I Calhoun for all rln delal. $975.00c 386-590-0848
... .... ersdloTAYLOR COUNTY 0acresledop
..pe' fi[t.Landoned _,__nty__tsof'er__F,,roPda',
Road. Woodzea, HI-Im s 'An-1bF
iAg. L sof Deer, Turkey and or Moile Home.- to d .;' '
.cr~oI~eor~- e c : '$11,50(:per.cre. .
Quail. No Utilities, but adjacent Nice Slie Ask lor-
parcel asPoer.$24,000. Cloie to evervlr,,,' www.sunandstarsrealty.com
Ask for Debby H-oard |Cc Debbe Calrioun. t97,l Email: debbyh @ comcast.net

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Computer provided. Financial Aid if
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J2PETS
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
First Day
CHINCHILLAS Sweet babies. good
pets. $125.00 & $150.00.386-208-
0909





AGRICULTURE





MERCHANDISE
MERCHANDISE


Building Materials
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS
HARDWOOD FLOORING [ror .99,
CENTS SQ. FT. Exotics, Oak'
Bamboo,. Prefinished & Unfinished.,.
Bellawood w/50 year prefinish, plus
A Lot Morel We Deliver Anywhere.
5 Florida Localons. 1-800-
FLOORING (356-6746)


METAL ROOFING All Types. Save
$$$ buy direct from manufacturer
2( colors in stock all accessories
Quick turn around. Delivery, Gull
Coast Supply & Manufacturing, Inc.
888-393-0335


Furniture;

MEMORY FOAM ALL VISCO
New Olrhoipedic NASA Martresses
25 'ear Warranty Cost $1995, sell.
$398 Queen. $498 King. All sizes
available. Fasi Free Florida
Delivery, Original TempurPedic &
Dormia from $699. Guaranteed
Best Price! Electric Adjustables.-
24hours. Toll free 1-866-476-0289:
Store Numbers: Hillsoorough 813-
889-9020; Pinellas 727-733-9334;
Sarasbia 941-929-7570; Polk 863-.
299-4811, Dade. 305-651-0506;-..
Broward 954-364-4989. Member;
BBB. www.mattressdr.com


Household Items


First Day
WILKINSON
WAREHOUSE SALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Doors Open 8AM-12 Noon
707 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA
Call For Directions: 800-633-2215

Tools
GARAGE EQUIPMENT inventory
reduction sale: used Auto Lifts,
Compressors, Floor Jacks, Tanks,
Tire Machines, Etc. Call'for list and
pricing. Certified Hydraulics.Inc. 386-
935-3494
Miscellaneous
BATHTUB REFINISHING ... Rerew
/ Change Color Tub, Tile, Sink &,
Chip Repair. Commercial &
Residential. 5yrs. Warranty. Quick
Response, Insured. Serving Florida
Over 10yrs. "Florida's Tub Doctor."
1-888-686-9005
DISH NETWORK FREE 1-4
ROOMS! 240+ Channels! Starts.
$19 99;monir! Free Movie
Cnannels! Free DVRI Free iPod
Shulffe! Free HD Upgrade! ,Call
Now, Always Open! 1-800-680-
8373
FREE DIRECT 4; Room System!
No Credit Card Require':' All 250+:
Channels Free 4 Months with NFL
Sunday Tickell Free DVR!' Also,
Dsn Nelwork' $19.99! 1-800-574-
2260.
METAL ROOFING All,Types, Save
$$$ buy direct from manufacturer..
20 colors in stock all accessories.
Quick turn around Delivery, Gulf
Coast Supply & Manufacturing, Inc.
888-393-0335 .


RENT-A-GEEK On-Site & Remote
Support. Virus & Spyware Removal,
Hardware & Software Repair,
Network Design & Setup, Etc. 813-:
600-3305. 727-230-2261
.geeksoc.com.
Wanted to Buy
First Day
1 PAY CASH FOR DISH NETWORK
receivers and yelluowi smari cards.
Call Jeh 352-9-19-5601
Garage/Yard Sales


YARD SALE: SEPT. 1, 2 & 3, 8am-
4pm inside Byrd's Grocery, CR 49,
17 mi S c.1 Live Oak,, FL. Antiques,
glassware & lois more. .




RECREATION

Camping
BUFFALO HILLS CAMPGROUND
Selling deeded campsites. Located
in S.E.. Ohio Lake Region
Campsites for as little as $160 a mth
Lots of amenities. 1-866-685-6808





REAL ES-AE FOR RENT


386-755-6600
Toll free 1-877-755-6600
540 W. Duval Street,
Lake City, Florida 32055
hallmark@bizsea.rr.com
www.hallmark-realestate.com


It's a fact that some potential home buyers and sellers try the
process on their own, then quickly turn to a professional.


There are many reasons involved. One key reason is the added
measure of safety that can come from a REALTOR escorting you to
homes for sale in unfamiliar neighborhoods or arranging to show
your home to prescreened potential buyers..


So whether you're buying, selling or leasing real estate, it makes
perfect sense to look for the sign of the REALTOR.

Samantha Prueter
Realtor@
Cell: (386) 623-1217 Big Bend Realty
www.samanthaprueter.com 190 SW Range Ave.
samanthaprueter@remax.net Madison, Florida 32340


Il F K H NEW ON THE MARKET ind a lire. ne
home loo! Buill 2)00 3 2 dcuF.,l. IJe in
Hamilton Counr; o)n 2 11 acrez E'.lra wOell
Sl'RROLiND SOUND i.; lus one e\Ira. I-,, in-ganon iS. liju Oi-rll lul.,. D.ie:u.
Ih.:,," rh5UI eIId 'i hirlpC.i l 13CUU21, gla.ied ;S .A4-1.4 1590
Flori, d R.:.,:m, 3 car garage, on one full
acre in a great neighborhood? House is
immaculate and looks brand new MLS
542rn Cill Ginger Parker 36,,- 4: M 1

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MOVE IN READY 2 2 c.oz, home iih
..:', cjre % P.I Il ding. glamour tbaith
f.n-cd ard a ulo galie. large garage.
ceram., ichen jnd blihs iS3,Qi.u MLi
52302 Call Betsy Tyler 386-365-4434


P A llrv An u ouull .'J.j.' .llu IIr1... "I
reId, OAner %II e'en sell fum'..r...;'
3'2 ilth double ,.r garL, e ell
landscaped. $188,500 MLS 54330 Call
Sharon Selder 386-1203


LAND FOR SALE!
8 ACRES, Luraville area, well and septic plus older "livable"
mobile home. $100,000 MLS 53475
4 ACRES Suwannee County MLS 52968 $48,000
1 ACRE LOT Two to choose from side by side! Union County
MLS 51950 $29,000
10 ACRES Appalachee Trace MLS 54692 $130,000
16 ACRE spread, partially cleared grazing land. MLS 54211
$150,000
1 ACRE Churchill Road. MLS 50386 $26,000
20 ACRES Cournty Line Road. Great Buy! $150,000 MLS 52571


Apartments


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


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


Houses fdr Rent
BRICK HOME, 2BD/1BTH, 514 SE
1st Ave..Jasper $600.00 Mo. First,
last & security. Call: Judy 386-752-
4663

FAMILY LOOKING TO RENT at
least 4 Bed. house or mobile home,
preferably in the country, in Branford
or Mayo area. Please call 386-935-
4939.

First Day
HISTORIC HOME 3EBd .Ba, 1531 s.f.
exrra lot 10610 Wesson St. White
Springs FL 1675 mo Frst, last +
security 352-377-0720 .


Three BD/One BA in. Suwannee
County, FL. 2,000 sq ft home on 80
acres. Barn, fenced & cross-fenced,
.mosliV pasture Greai fIr' livesioi:C'
$2 000 per munih..,Call J.W. Hill&
Associates ar 386-:62-3300 i:.r
more details BACKGROUND
CHECKS. AND REFERENCES
REQUIRED ON ALL RENTALS.


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1, 2, 3, & 4 BR HC & Non-
HC Accessible Apartments
<(Wa4e. Oeadd I AfIa'attsew)
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936 .
TDD/TiTY 7il1
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Office Space
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Live Oak.
Office has 2,100 sq.ft. and has
previously been used as a medical
office. Call Poole Realty at 386-209-
1766




REAL ESTATE.FOR SALE

Homes for Sale
Omes


COUNTRY LIVING 2 Acres, New
Ranch w/ 4 Bdrms, 2 Baths. In Dry
Wall Stage. New-driveway & More.
Nice Quiet Area. Located SE Ohio'
Near Athens $74,500, Owner
Financing 740-489-9146
MUST SELL BY OWNER
2000 Homes of Merit 3bd/2ba- on
1.18 acres in Sugar Mill Farms
Subdivision in Live Oak Fl. On paved
road close to schools and shopping.
Side'by side frig, above stove
microwave, stove, washer and dryer
included. Great location and friendly
neighbors. $95,000.00 or best offer.
'Call 386-364-2832 or 386-590-0355
leave message if no answer, will
return all calls.


OCALA, FL 4/3/2 home shows' like
hew. Triple split plan (two master
suites) on half acre. Updated
kitchen. Year-old appliances; paint
in & out, custom verticals, a/c, alarm
system, and 12x24 shed.
Landscaped. Quiet country 'setting
with new upscale homes in
neighborhood. $234,900. Roberta
A. Radiac, Realtor. 352-217-3114.,
Condominiums
TIMESHARE RESALES The most
effective way to Buy, Sell,' or Rent a
Timeshare fast! Call now toll free.
1-800-715-4693 ext 700
www.condotrader.com
Mobile Homes
CASH DEALS!!" BEST PRICING Ir.-
FLORIDA ON NEW OR USED
MANUFACTURED. HOMES! 386-
752-5355
FOR SALE! Land Home Packages.,
New and Used. Wrile They Last! Call
RON NOW! 386-397-4960 ::
Have something to Trade??? Your
Trade in is your down payment on a.
New Fleetwood or pre-owned Home.
Freedom may not be your first stop
but let us be your last. Please Call
386-752-5355
If you own land I may be able-to
OWNER FINANCE .a new or used
mobile home for ypu 386-365-8549
LOCATION!! 2Beautiful
Neighborhood. Excelleni Schools
and MORE!' Forr 'our lNew Home
Call RUBY 386-303-1557
Need a Home? Have no cash down,
but own your land. Call LYNN 386-
365-5129
NEW!!! Fleetwood Homes at/2005
Prices. ALSO, (12) 28x36, 2
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewides
$14,900 + Set Up and Delivery.
CALL RICK 386-752-5355
NEWS FLASH!!!! New 3/2
Manufactured Homes (3 Models)
From $35.900 Call RUBY 386-303-
1557 or 561-452-5284

First Day
TOM PRATOR
MOBILE HOME SALES
SOUTH SR 53, MADISON, FL
Travel Trailer 2005 29F Fema Unit
$8500.00 .
Fleetwood Mobile Home 2004 3/1
14x70 FEMA Unit $18,500.00-
Fleetwood Mobile Home 1984 3/2,
14x70 Fair Condition $8500.00
Call 850-973-2353 OR 850-879-
7095

Vacation Property
A FREE BROCHURE At Western
Carolina Real Estate, we offer tihe
best Mountain Properties in North
Carolina. Homes and. Land
available. -Call 800-924-2635.
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AAHI COOL MOUNTAIN
BREEZES Murphy, North Carolina
Affordable Homes & Mountain
Cabins Land, River, Mountains,
Streams Call for Free Brochure 1-
877-837-2288 Exit Realty Mountain
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Double and

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386-362-2720
274137-F


FOR
S RENT|
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1. 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
AccessibleApartments


705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY/711
Eoual HousinE Opportunitv


BACKFLIPS! That's what you'll do
when you discover'-this luxurious
Oceanfront Condo In Daytona Beach
Shores! 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths,
tastefully furnished, awesome
balcony where you can relax & enjoy
your morning coffee or evening
cocktails overlooking the brilliant blue
Atlantic Ocean. Breathtaking
sunrises & sunsets here! Garage.
$369,900 Call Betsey Lindley (386)
212-1557 ArthurKowitzRealty.com
CHEROKEE HEIGHTS! Pristine
gated mountain community in NC.
Spectacular views, creek front and
wooded' lots. Paved roads,
underground utilities, lovely
landscaping. Hiawassee Lake,
public marina minutes, away.
Starting at $44K -877-377-4872


COME TO THE MOUNTAINS!
,RE/MAX Mountain Properties offers
the best properties available in
Western NC. Mountain views,'
creeks, cabins & acreage. Call toll
free. 1-800-708-4252 or visit
www.cometothemountains.com


ESCAPE BEAUTIFUL WESTERN
N.C. MOUNTAINS Free Information
& Color Brochure. Mountain
Properties Spectacular Views
Cabins, Homes, Creeks' &
Investment Acreage', Appalachian
Land Co. 1-800-213-7919 Murphy
NC's Largest RE Firm
:www.appalachianland.com
ONE DAY'S DRIVE GATLINBURG
TENNESSEE! Own a Smoky
Mountain Luxury Vacation
Cabin Chaiel. earns up. to
$150,000/yr rental., income!
Mountain or lake views: lowesl laxes:
high appreciation; No Hurricanes!
1-800-239-2970
www.gatlinburgllxuryhomes.com
N.CJGEORGIA Mountain Vacation
Special Callfnow for our vacation
special! World's greatest views!
Honresites siaririg .at ;,$39,900..
Land / Locg home package kit
$79,900. Waterfalls, creeks, rivers,
lakes, limited availability. 1-888-389-
3504 x600 .
INVEST IN NC MOUNTAINS 22
Mountain Chalet. New Construction
w/Privacy. $189,000. Acreage
Starting at $10,000 per Acre. Get
your PEACE of Ihe Mouniairs' Call
ERA Scenic View Proiperiez 866-
S399-0515 :; ..p.-. ii, ,,-i -
UPSTATE/NY OWNER MUST
SELLI "Buy Now We pay your
closing $$ 25 acres $49.900, now
$34,900. ; : Adirondack setting!,
Abuts State Land! EZ Terms! 800-
890-1186 for details!
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS r-ear
Lake Lure Acreage from $45,900.'
Waterfall Preserve area in
development. Land Log Cabin.
Packages Available. 1-828-287-
5000 BlackRockCarolina corn
NC MOUNTAINS!!! Lag Ca.bin
$109,900. E-Z to finish 2 story
home. Million $$$ Views! Paved
access. Wor'lI last! Financing.
Call 1-828-652-8700




-FOR RENT-
2.or 3 BR
Singlewide
mobile home,
Central HI/A
First month's
rent plus deposit
to move in.
Water, sewer &
garbage included.
No pets.
386-330-2567


SERVICES


LAKE WOOD
APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom duplex.
Call 362-3110.
226402-F


GEORGIA LAND INVESTORS
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY! 2-5
acre tracts. Pre-development
pricing. Huge discounts on beautiful
property & strong, proven market.
Limited availability. Financing
available. Call 706-833-0204


GEORGIA WARREN
334 AC $1,495/AC.
hardwood bottoms,
hunting, 404-362-8244
Paper Co.,
www.stregispaper.com


COUNTY.
Creeks,
excellent
St. Regis
LLC.


GEORGIA WATERFRONT. 30
minutes north of Taliahassee 1.5
hour drive to.coast. Gulf access by
boat. Homes starting at $195K, lots
from $135K.
www.FlintRiverRealty.com 229-416-
6136

KENTUCKY MURRAY. 192ac.
Rolling hills. Farm lease income,
building sites. Great hunting!.
Water/Electric, close to Kenlu: ky
Lake. :#1 Retirement place in U.S.
$385,000 270-556-3576

KENTUCKY 35 acres Beautiful
riverfront incredible vews wooded,
great deer & turkey hunting & fishing.
Dockable, must sell! $99,900. 270-
999-3072

KENTUCKY :285 acres 2 niiies
river frontage. Greal deer, turkey,
hunting, & fishing. $1495/acre.
M.lusi Sell Make offer. 40 acres
building site, great hunting, .179 900
www.ActionOutfitter.com 270-791-
2538

LAFAYETTE COUNTY 162 ACRES
Planted Pine, Hardwood Bottoms,
Road Frontage, Great Hunting.
$3700ac. Call Southern Pine
Plantations 352-867-8018

MID OHIO ACREAGE 5+ Acres
Excellent building 'site ohn gently
rolling property with Gorgeous view.
$19 900 Owner Financing 740-489-
91-16

MID. TENN. MTS. 5+ Acres;
Excellent building site w/ woods,
brealhlaking Vista's, Cool Mountain
Breeze & River Access, $39,900
Owrier Financing 72-263-3775 or-1-
800-763-0085 Ask about Mini
Vacation '




Buildings
JC'S BUILDINGS, GARAGES,
BARNS, CARPORTS Starting $595
Galvanized Steel. 2 Styles 13,
SColors. Free installation / quote on
any size. Florida certified 10year
warranty available. 386-736-0398;
1-866-736-7308. .
jcscarportsandgarages.com?


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


FLORIDA DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT IN 1 YEAR Builders
lots in fastest growing areas in
Florida.- .Wholesale Pricing 954-
471-7248
FLORIDA building lois slarning '
S19.900 ,r, tasl growing area-.
Great investment,opportunity. Easy
Financing No Qualifying! Visit our
website.'for pictures, maps, sizes &
prices. FloridaLotsUSA.com or 877-
983-6600
LAND IN N. FLORIDA Various
Sizes, Most 5-10 acre lots, 30 rfiiles
N of Gainesville. Call Leonard Dicks
Realty LLC 3 386-752-52731 or
www.LDicks.net
PREMIER. BUILDERS LOTS In
Florida, Arkansas. Tennessee &
Texas, Wholesale priced for
immediate sale. Don't wait to buy
land, Buy land & wait., 877-298-
511 1


TENNESSEE LOTS 1-3 acre
Homesites at Introductory prices.
Deed restricted comm w/parks &
Slakes .in beaullul Cumberland
County. Wooded, rolling hlls. &
,paved roads OwnE firancing, low
down payment Cal; for informai;on
1r888-806-8013 www.TNLots.com


Acreage '
ACRE TRACTS 20 40 35 miles
north of Panama City, $119,900 -
$189,900. Owner: financing from
$11,995. Good location, wooded,
country roads. Brochure & info; 1-
800-352-5263. Florida Woodland
Group, Inc., Licensed Peal E.lale
Broker


AREAGEt 4 to 2U acre lots. uwner
financing Low down payment. Deas-
Builard BKL Properiesl 386-752-
4339. www.landnfl.com


Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720


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* 3 Bright 11 "x 14" All-weather Signs
* Over 275 Pre-Priced Labels
* Successful Tips for a "No Hassle" Sale,
Pre-Sale Checklist
'Sales Record Form


BEAUTIFUL TENNESSEE
PROPERTIES! Tracts ranging from
5 232 acres w/ woods, creeks,
bluffs, mountain & valley views.
Also a 58 acre Estate. George
.Hamilton Land & Auction Company,
TAL-1557, 1-800-516-8387
BY OWNER In Middle Ga. Area.
Farm Land Timber Land & Hunting
Properties. Small and Large Tracts
Available. Call 478-984-4447 or 478-
290-6435
EAST TENNESSEE FARM Two
SStory Farm House, 12 Acres, Spring,
Pond, Barn. $165,000. Additional
100 Acres $145,000. Rorn423-733-
4173
FAWN LAKES, NY: 5 acres lake &
river access $15,900. 3 acres on
lake $39,900. Financing available.
40 new properties. 1-888-683-2626.
www.landfirstny.com
First Day


JC'S BUILDINGS, GARAGES,
BARNS, CARPORTS Starting $595.
Galvanized Steel. 2 Styles 13
Colors. Free installation / quote on
any size. Florida certified 10year
warranty available. 386-736-0398;
1-866-736-7308.
jcscarportsandgarages.com

Lots
BEAUTIFUL TENNESSEE
MOUNTAIN LOTS, breathtaking
views high atop Cumberland
Mountains. 5-10 acre tracts. River
access, bluff views, streams, virgin
like forest. Ideal for hunting, fishing
ATV, horseback riding. Near Dale
Hollow Lake, perfect for cabin,
vacation home, permanent
residence. Utilities, paved roads.
Great investment / retirement
property. .Owner financing from
$29,900. Centrally located near
Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga.
931'-839-2968, 888-939-2968
COME TO THE MOUNTAINS
MURPHY, N.C. View Lots Starting
@ $28,000+ Gated Communities
Custom Built Log Homes Vacation
Rentals Free Brochure Investors
Realty 1-800-497-3334
www.investorsrealtyinc.com .
DOUBLE YOUR INVESTMENT IN 1
YEAR Builder. lots in ,fastest
growing areas in. Florida. Wholesale
Pricing 954-326-0075
DOUBLE YOUR INVESTMENT IN 1
YEAR Builders lots in fastest
growing areas in'Florida. Wholesale
Pricing 954-605-6407 '
DOUBLE YOUR INVESTMENTS IN
1 YEAR! 1 725 Prme Residernal
Lots in Gated Golf Communities.
Excellent Investment Opportunities
in Fastest Growing Areas of
America. From $3,995 Call Mel
Today 800-211-0896


KENTUCKY .Murray, 192ac.
..o:.Iling niis Farm lease income,
ouild3irig sile .' Great 'huniingr
Water/Electric, close to Kentucky
Lake. #1 Retirement place in U.S.'
1385 000 270-556-3576

LAND FOR SALE in Ambrose, Ga.
On Wiggins Creek, 82.06 acres of
planted pine trees and two ponds.
Alesoc ood deer & turkey hunting.
S. 912-38-4 1317.

MID OHIO ACREAGE 5+ Acres
E:..cellenr building srle on genrill
rolling properly wah Gorg:erus view
$19.900 Owner Financing 740-489.
9146.


MID. TENN. MTS. 5+ Acres,
Excellent building site w/. woods,
breathtaking Vista's, Cool Mountain
Breeze .& River Access, $39,900.,
Owner Financing 772-263-3775 or 1-
800-763-0085. Ask about Mini
Vacation
NC LAND: 43acs, huge waterway,
dock, fish, ducks, deer: New 3 bed,
2 bath home; second homesite
nearby. Hour from Raleigh. $305K.
Pictures: owner@newbrancht.com
.919-693-8984'
RIVERDANCE ACREAGE 3 1/2
Acres, Wooded, Beautiful Country
Home Site Single Mobile Home
Allowed. Just 20 Mins. From
Fayetteville N. Carolina. Only
$14,900 Low dn Owner Financing,
S803-473-7125.


SMALL ACERAGE LOT in Madison
County for homes or mobile homes,
high and dry.
RECREATION-BUILDING LOTS in
Hamilton County near rivers. Public
Boat Ramp. Owner financing. Call
912-843-8118
SOUTHERN GA AFFORDABLE
LAND 1-20 acre parcels. 1 acre
lots $14,900 5 acres $27,900.
Opens 9/2/06 Owner terms
available! .1-866-902-2126 Owner/
Developer See web. for details.
www blackwaierreserve.com
SUWANNEE COUNTY
Beautiful, new subdivisions on C R
349. 1 mi. S of C R 252. righi on
160th Trace. 5 & 7 acre lois stalnng
at S89.000 00 Owner financing
Call 1-866-386-2376
**w bullardprooerry corn
TEN ACRES :NEAR O'BRIEN off
Brannen Rd. Heavily wooded with
hardwoods.' Well/Septic. -Very
,secluded. High'& Dry $138,000.00
Owner/Realtor Call 386-330-2099
TENNESSEE & MISSISSIPPI LAND
Several Iracis ranging from 23 acres
to -000 acres. Visa our website at
www.AffordableLandSales.net or.
call David for more info 901-301-
4955 .

TENNESSEE LAND Breaniaking
Bluffi. Creeks. VValerialls and More.
Located In Beaullul Cumterland
Mountains Owner Financing as low
as $500 Downri JDL Realy :, 931-
946-2;484 ,. 800-330.3390
www.JDLReairy com

UPSTATE LAND & FARMS! 2 to
40/ac p-rcels Irom 512.900 Woods,
views, streams. adjoining state
lands! Prime country building sites!
Owner financing available' 888-
925-9277 www upslleNYVand corn


VA LAND: 12acs Riverfronl. $58K,
30 minutes norlh ol NC.VA line: near
Kerr Lake. Wooded, quiet, deer,
bear lurkey, stars fI-o Hurricanes.
-piclures: owner @ newtbranch.com
'919-693-8984.


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Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-613.1
S.C. Sulli\an (386) 362-1389. E\enin 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. -M1. Elizabeth Elliott, Evening 842-2372


(1) Off Hughes Road:: Four-
acres wooded. Good:area,
priced lo sell at $41,500. '
,2) 4.43 acres uith a .1990
SWMH, 1472 sq. ft. under
roof with decks & porches,
3BR/2BA, fireplace, kitchen
furnished, nice trees & some
open land. $99,900.
(3) US 90 West: 6 acres with a
3 bedroom, 2 bath CH&AC
CBS home in good condition
containing approx. 2380 sq. ft.
under roof. Priced at
$249,900.
(4) Saddle Club: Nice one
acre tract in grass with
scattered trees fenced., Good
buy @ $49,950 terms.
(5) Perry, FL: 148'x100' lot in
Perry, FL, paved street, city
sewer, and water, homes only.
Priced to sell @ $13,500.
(6) Off CR 250: 10 acres
partially wood. Approved well
& septic tank. Good County.
Road $11,000 per acre.
(7) Branford area: 15 acres in
good cropland, with county
roads and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27
& US 129. Reduced to $10,995
per acre
(8) Dixie Cunty near Rock
Bluff: Four two are ,tracts
wooded, good area. For all
four lots $98,000.
(9) Connor's Park: Nice one
acre tract with 3/2, 2004
CH/AC DWMH, containing
approximately 1600 sq. ft. 2
car carport, 12'x24' storage @
$125,000.
(10) Off CR-349: Two acre
wooded corner lot near Royal
Springs. Good buy at $19,900.
(11) CR 141: Four acre tract
with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
under construction cont.
approx 1508 sq. ft. 4 acres
paved rd. $180,000.


(12) 167th Rd.: 3 Bedroom, 2
baths CH/AC brick with
garage, kitchen furnished. 2
ac. homesite $165,000.
(13) Lafayette Co: 5.3 Acres
900 ft on US 27 & 628 ft. on
county rd. with a 1996 Palm
Harbor doublewide mobile
home, large deck, front porch,
motor home storage & hook
up, detached storage bldg.,
wooded, fenced, 4" well
sprinkler system, good buy at
$169,000.
(14) Two wooded acres on
paved road, Will work for land
home package. 123,000.
(15) Jasper, FL: 3:bedroom
brick home with carpet
Numerous updates, new
CH/AC, paint inside & out,
carpet roll good, new
refrigerator & stove. Good
buy at $89,900.
(16) Secluded: 5 acres fenced
with a 2/2 DWMH, kitchen
furnished, 4" well. $89,000.
(17) Off CR49: 40 acres ,in
Coastal Bermuda grass on
good 1/4 mile on county road.
$10,900 per acre.
(18) Off US 129 South: Five
acres partially fenced
scattered trees & grass. Good
land home tract. $49,950.
(19) Suwannee River: One
acre wooded tract on. paved
road with 107 ft. on water,
elevation survey buildable,
good buy @ $72,000.
(20) Falmouth Area: five acre
tract with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath
singlewide mobile home, 8x20
shop. $84,500.
(21) Hamilton Co.: CR 158, 5
acres in grass with a few trees.
Seller will furnish survey.
$74,900.
(22) Suwannee River -Park
Estates: 3 lots on good county
road, utilities to property.
Priced to sell at $16,500. 284121-F


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Five Acres-Dowling :Park, FL.
W/well, septic & power. Beautifully
wooded. Paved road. Owner
financing,' no down payment.
$925./mo. Total of $89,900..Call 352-
215-1018.
FLORIDA Vacant Land for sale,
Citrus, Marion, Washington, Putnam,
Flagler, Highlands. : Excellent
Invezlmenr :. Platted, Growing
SubrLjisons Blow Out Prices, Must
Sell! CallKatie 954-520-3480
FLORIDA LAND Siaring a9
$12 000 Finarcing Available Over
150 Lots available' in Counties of
Levy, Marion,-Clay. Calhoun, Putman
& Highland. Realtors & Ir.vestors
welcome. 1-718-797-0807...
GEORGIA BURKE COUNTY. 80
Acres $1,695/ac. Great Hunting,
planted pine timberland: 404-362-
8244 St. Regis Paper Co., LLC
waw siregispalper.corn

KENTUCKY 285 acres. 2 mi;es
river ironiage Incredilble deer.
turkey hunting,; & fishing.
$1295/acre. 40 acres building site,
great' hurifing. $79.900
www.AcilonOurine r corr 270-791-
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BIG TRUCK & HEAVY EQUIP.
I'MECHANIC., To oversee mechanic
division. Full Time: Pay rate based on
experience. Southeastern' Machine
Works 386- 62-1727 Ask for Jeff.
BOOK KEEPER needed for rapidly
growing N. FL. Mfg Co. 7 to 10 yrs
.exp req Individual must posses exp
in A/R, A/P and. be knowledgeable in
Excel. Be 'able to do Bank
reconciliations and GL Entries. Exp.
with JD Edwards a plus. Competitive
salary. Benefit pkg avail, after 6
months-of employment. Fax. resumes
to: Book Keeper 386-758-4523
First Day

CARPET CLEANING TECH for truck
mount system. Must know chemicals
and fabrics. Certification helpful,
must have good driving record. Call
Bayway Services 386-362-2244
CHECK STATION
OPERATORS NEEDED
The Florida Fish, and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hiring'
personnel for seasonal work al check
.aalions or Ihe 2006-07 huniinga
season. Positions are available for.
Big Shoals, Holton Creek; Twin
Rivers, and Osceola WMAs.
$6.40hr For more inlornmaiogt call
.3861 758-0531. .
CLASS A CDL OTR DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required. Health insurance,
retirement, & paid vacation.
Drug Free WorkPlace.
Call (386) 294-3411.


Residential Wanted
ANGELO BUYS HOUSES Cash
any condition. Handyman, fire,
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Help Wanted
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CLERICAL
Different Posilions Available. All
Levels. Fax Resume to 386-755-
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Auctions


. AUCTION 3,444 Acres Prime Timberland Randolph County,
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by timber companies and estates for generations. Property
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North Central Florida Multi-Property AUCTION ,Sept 14,
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Business Opportunities

Evening Route: Snacks, Drinks, all brands. Great Equipment.
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Looking for successful entrepreneurs only to open fran-
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HelpWanted

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0/0 Driver The F/S is higher here! Zero down lease/low
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[Week of August 28, 2006)


RN (Faculty Position)
Wanted at
NORTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

Full-time faculty position (10,
month contract.)Qualifications:
Must have a BSN Degree. (Master's
preferred in Nursing or related field)
and at least three (3) years fulltime
clinical RN experience. Must have
active, unrestricted Florida ,Nursing
License (Georgia Nursing License a
plus). .Experience as a, nursing
educatorand clinical experience in
medical-surgical, ,intensive care,
obstetrical and pediatric nursing
preferred. Duties include classroom;
clinical instruction; student
advising/counseling.

Additional duties-will require serving
on College committees and
participation in College activities.
Teaching may beweekends; nights;
on campus and/or at satellite-
locations.

Appihcaions to: Director HR, NFCC,
325 NW Turner Davis Drive,
'Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets
considered. A complete packet
includes- letter of interest: resume
and apillcaicor> copy of transcrlpls
Lunohicial oka: copy of Itursing
License Applicalion online at
vww.nfcc.edu. Questions call 850-
973-166%. Application packet must
be received by 09/01/2006. EOE


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S. 1 ,, ,1 ,_ ,, r ,,., ., .,,r r I:- .: ': ,, ,. .
stagee plan with PFrt D. Unlimited qualified leads. Earn 75k to
S : -, ;.' :.., .- -:;. i i ;i fil: for the right candi-
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equipment. Need 2'years experience. Call Bynum Transport for


First Day

CODE ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER

DUTIES: 'Enforces compliance with
municipal building codes, land use
and. zoning.., codes and other
ordinances 0i he Ciry. .,

MINIMUrM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from' high school ahd
experience, in zoning/land use
regulations, .'construction' trades,
governmental., programs or any
equivalent combination of training
and experience. Must have or obtain
within one: year of employment
Certified Level 1 Inspector as
defined by Florida Association of
Code Enforcement Officers. Level 2
by the end of second (2nd) year and
obtain a Level 3. by the end of third
(3rd) year.

SALARY: $25,396 $41,599

HEALTH INSURANCE: Employee
insurance paid by City

RETIREMENT: Paid by City. ,

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
A fair' housing/equal opportunity
employer.drug free
workplacehandicap accessible
]urisdiclion
S EXP. AUTO BODY TECH.
Busy shop and quality work.
Branford. Call 9 5 M-F 386-935-
9334


MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA AAH COOL SUMMERS
MILDWINTERS Affordable Homes & Mountain Cabins,
Land CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
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HOME BUILT ON YOUR LOT starting at $58 per square
foot. Call for FREE color brochures. (800)622-2832.

East Tennessee- Norris Iake 5.6 acre wooded LAKEFRONT
lot- $66,500 5.1 ACRE WOODED view lot- $28,900 Call
Lakeside : Realty @ (423)626-5820 'Or visit
www lakesiderealtv-tn corn


your opportunity today. (800)741-7950. North Carolina Mtns. Asheville Area Starting @ $89,900.
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owner operators, company drivers, Er-.--. l r RT '
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H.omes.. ,,,. Cabins & Arc,.a.e FREE BROCHURE (800)6n42-


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Minimum Pay? Our services can help you prepare for the
Postal: Battery Exam, Find Out How! Call Today For More
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POLICE OFFICERS: Earn up to $20,000 bonus. Train to
protect your fellow Soldibrs and be a leader in the Army
National Guard. 1-800-GO-GJARD com/oolice

Instruction '


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Investment Property


NEW HOMES in OCALA, FL Pre-Copstruction Pricing,
Zero Down for Investors, Realtor Inquiries Welcome. Call
Kinder Homrres at (352)622-2460 or
c- www InvestinOcalaFL.com-


Legal Services

ARRESTED? ACCUSED? ACCIDENT VICTIM? HURT?
Talk to a lawyer Now. Call 24 Hours. Personal Injury and
Criminal Defense. Attorney Referral Service A-A-A (888)733-
5342. Protect Your Rights.

Medical Supplies

FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!'MEDICARE PATIENTS
Call Us Toll Free (866)294-3476 and receive a FREE METERI
Am-Med Quality Diabetic Supplies.

Miscellaneous

DIVORCES27S-S350*COVERS children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000. ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Es-
tablished 1977.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE fromlHome. Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Computers *Criminal Justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer provided. Financial Aid if quali-
fied. Call (866)858-2121 www onlineTidewaterTech corn

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

Real Estate

Gulf front lots SS95k. Homes starting mid S300k. New
master planned ocean front community on beautiful Mustang
Island, near Corpus Christi. TX. www cinnamonshore comn
(866)891-5163.

BEAUTIFUL 'N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC Hlonles, Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS. CIERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE.
chcrokeemountainrealtv corm Call for free brochure (800)841-
5868.

With Tennessee's Beautiful Lakes & Mountain's, you are
sure to find tile perfect spot to call lomie, Call Nancy Gaines,
Gables & Gates (865)388-7703. (865)777-9191
www nnecveuines coin


5333. Realty Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906L www.realtvofinurphv co.

NC: Best buy in mountains! Owner financing, three acres
with spectacular view. Paved road, gated, restricted. 3400"
altitude. $95,000, Bryson City. Call owner (800)810-1590.
www aewilliams net

CIL'AIlERI \E 1 Pl l F \L. I .l i
parcels from.the s $40s. Bluff view, wooded orpond sites.
'Clubhouse with fime'ss :.i-'- .[,,, i.-, F I ii Fall
Creek Falls State Park. .. .:- "t

I.AKE BARKLEY WATERFRONT 2.51 acres of lakefront ,
property on the TN/ KY border. Partially wooded, in a quiet
area off of the main channel in a large cove. S44,500. Callnow
(866)339-4966.

NC MOUNTAINS 7 acres on mountain top in gated commu-
nity, view, trees.iwaterfall & large public lake nearby, paved
private access, $99,500 owner (866)789-8535 NC77.com.


GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA.Captivating ihountain
'views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls. Homesites starting @ $39,900.
Log home kits @ $39,900. Limited availability. Call (888)389-
3504 X 700.

LAKEFRONT REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandleharbor info All water- access homesites direct
from the developer. Most amenities already in. Far below
market' : i i' *"* i- -.-. 18 mo NO PAYMENTS!
Call Nc ...

Waterfront Wilmington, NC Historic Port City Coastal
Development.The Bluffs on the Cape Fear. Fastest Growing
County in NC. Grand Opening Fall 2006. Direct Ocean Ac-
cess. Reconstruction incentives to call now.
www thebluffsnc com (866)725-8337 Cape Fear Bluffs, LLC
Broker.

Western New'Mexico Private 62 Acre Ranch $129,990 Mt.
views, trees, rolling hills, pastureland, borders BLM. 1930's
stone homestead and barn ruins. Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect family ranch, electricity. 100% financing.
(866)365-2825.

TENNESSEE DEEPWATER PROPERTIES! STARTING
AT ONLY 39,900! Won't Last! Call Nowl (866)950-5263
ext 105.

Steel Buildings

STEEL BUILDINGS FACTORY DIRECT. 30x40 was
S13,290, now $6,820: 40x60 was $21,859, now $10,562;
60x80 was $36,148, now S17.642; Sizes to 100,000 square
feet. Erection & Dealerships Available. (800)720-6857.,


Vacation


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fast at Our Beautiful Lakeside Mountain Resort in Hiawassce
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First Day

CLERICAL POSITION
the Suwarnee River Water
Management District is accepting
applications for an OPS Clerical
position This position is a temporary,
full-time position (40, hours per week)
at a salary of $9.00 per hour for one
year.

Graduation from an accredited high
school, a minimum of one year of
clerical work experience, computer,
,and filing skills are required
Arolicanis are reau;red to be tested
on typing selling and grammar
skills ai a One Slid Career Cenier A
35 CWPM live minute) limed typing
score is reqaured Conlraci
Employment Connections -@ 386.
364-7952 to schedule testing.

'Duties may include, but are not
limited to, the following: Data entry
and data management activities;
assist with. s scheduling and
organizing meetings; prepare
program mail-outs; maintain
contracts, develop status reports and
process payment applications for
SRP program, participate. in field
work as requested, assist 'in clerical
work asassigned.

A completed SRWMD Employment
SApplicalion and a copy ol passing
test scores are required lor
consideration. Closing Date:
September 8, 2006,. For additional
information or to receive an
application, visit our website at
MySuwanneeRiver.com or contact
Lisa :Cheshire at 386-362-1001 or
Cresnire_lar'sramd.silae fl us
EOENet Prefererice/Drug Free
Workplace


S JOIN OUR SUCCESS
AS A ROUTE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

As a snack food industry leader, Lance/Tomfs
Foods is growing and seeking. Route Sales
Representatives in the. Lake City, Gainesville
and Jacksonville area to combine our proven
i=aiei li5.:.r.lqu-. ; l FIproluCli arnl r.i.gn
r.r rd rcn c:.r.l.,.:.ri k.nl :,.ur ha, '. A:r .. I.u. m al.e
the, most of this tremendous opportunity./
Training 'pay,' base pay, base pay +
commission, medical and dental, 401k, life
insurance, p.jd r..,n 3,.i i r.. .a3la:..r are just
a few of the Dc r.-ieli .i A :rk.r..,j st Lar,.:' Inc.
We require a g.:....- .erIatii:." ..l'.r,.l record
rJ a il,.:.r.. d r 1, aE. iu :.: ; Iuil

TO APPLY:
Email resume to Orlando@lance.com or Fax
information to 813-948-9714
F-.:r lu .ri r irn.lr. al.:ri i :,Ajll I3 13' J 4- 1'i 1
EEOe ;rpl.:,'.r


First Day

COURT OPERATIONS MANAGER
The Court Operations Manager is
responsible for assisting the -Trial
Court. Administrator in the
organization, development, and
implementation of court. programs
and services such as budget
development, personnel
administration, purchasing, facility
management, allernalive sanctions,
family couri, court reporting and jury
managenmrent Graduation from an
accredited four year college or
university with major course work in
judicial ,administration, public
administration business
administration, criminology or a
related science. Must have
knowledge of the Florida State
Courls System. Appellate or Trial
Courl process and the criminal
.justice system. For further
iniormalion. visit wwiv.llcoris org
and aww jud3 ficourts org

Submit resume w/State of Florida
applications to: Jacquetta. Bradley,
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 1569
Lake City. FL 32056
ADA Complian EOE
DATA ENTRY! Work From
i Anywhere Flexiole Hours.
-Personal Compuler Requirea
Excelleni Career Opponuniry
Serious Inquiries Only.: 1-800-3-34-
9636 Ext.300
DQ OF LIVE OAK
Now hiring smiling laces All shifts'
available. Good work atmosphere.
Please apply in person at Dairy
Queen, 817 S. Ohio Ave.,
Live Oak, FL.


DRIVERS LCT WANTS YOU'
OTR drivers, solos or leams. 6
months experience & CDL-A / HAZ-
required. Full benelius package.
2003-2005 Equipment. Call 1-800-
362-0159 LCTransportation.com
DRIVERS $1500.00 bonus every 6
months. OTR, New Equipment, 1
Year Experience, Class A with tank &
hazmat.. 100% food grade carrier.
Call 877-882-6537.
www.oakleytransport.com
ELECTRICIAN HELPERS $8.87 to
start Needed immediately for jobsite
in Live Oak, must take drug screen,
be able to work M -F. Serious; job-
ready .individuals call 352-376-8375
for more info.


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FIVE^ STAR

Food Se rvice

Dining Center Manager

Live Oak, FL South Georgia
Five Star Food Service currently has opportunities for
experienced dining center managers to manage the
individual and collective efforts of the staff while
achieving maximum cost effectiveness and complete
customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and
able to work effectively in fast paced environments. At
least three years experience in the food service industry,
specifically in dining service management, as well as
previous supervisory experience is required.

Five Star Food Service offers a competitive salary and
excellent benefits package. Please send resumes and
salary history to: aimee.harvey@fivestar-corp.com orl
(423) 643-2626.
Five Star Food Service is a Drugs Don't Work Equal Opportunity Employer.


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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182
CO R A 0 r i F lq T J I Iio iy I nkil


First Day
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position: ACCOUNTANT
General Responsibilities: The
incumbent will process financial
transactions of the organization on
the General Ledger computer
system, perform audit and checking.
functions in accordance with
instructions, issue vendor payments
and travel reimbursements as
necessary and prepare and issue
financial reports as directed.
Submit Resume to: Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc., P.O.
Box 70, Live Oak, Florida 32064.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for employment.
Should special accommodations be
necessary, please call 386-362-4115
- Voice/TDD.
Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
September 1, 2006 4:30 P.M.
First Day
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY for fast
paced retail office in Lake City.
Computer skills required. Send cover
letter, resume, references and salary
req.:kennzl4@hotmail.com or P.O.
Box 2014 Valdosta GA 31604.
EXPERIENCED SALES PERSON
needed, due to increased sales
volume. Only the best of the best
need apply. Tiered pay scale and
excellent health benefits, If you are
self motivated, a team player and
have a valid drivers license, apply at
Wes Haney Chevrolet. No phone
calls please. Ask for Michael.
INDUSTRIAL
New to Lake City or Live' Oak? Tired
of looking for work on your own?
Various positions available/All Shifts,
Must be able to lift up to 701bs.
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.


First Day
GENERAL MANAGER
High Volume, very successful Fast
Food establishment is recruiting
experienced management
candidates for the position of
General Manager. Must have 3-5
years of restaurant management
experience. Aggressive Salary +
bonus and benefit package. For
immediate consideration, mail
resume to: Send reply to Box 91014,
P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064
HYDRAULIC MECHANIC REPAIR
TECHNICIAN. Experience, own
tools and truck is a plus. Drug Free
work place. Fax resume to 386-935-
3495 or call 386-935-3494
Maintenance
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 330-2567
MH serv/repair
WAYNE FRIER
CORPORATE OFFICE
is now hiring for Mobile Home
Service and Used Home Repair
Position. Experience required. Call
Larry J. Olds for interview 386-362-
2720.
INSURANCE AGENT NEEDED
Duties involve commercial
insurance with well established,
locally owned, independent
insurance agent. 440 or 220
license required. Salary, Health
Benefits and Retirement Plan.
Please apply at Jordan Insurance,
Agency. 386-362-4143
Restaurant Staff
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE
is looking to hire Servers and
Cooks. Please call 386-364-1683
for an,interview.


MAINTENANCE personnel needed
for maintaining and repairing
facilities, vehicles and/or equipment
at our DJJ facility in Jasper, FL. This
position will need to be familiar with
general plumbing repairs, general
yard maintenance of buildings and
equipment. Candidates must have a
valid FL Driver's license, must be
able to work varied shifts and at
least 5 years experience in a
responsible maintenance position.
Please mail cover letter and resume
to The White Foundation; 2833
Remington Green Circle,
Tallahassee, FL 32308, fax 386-792-
6401 or email dpollock@hrwhite.org.
MDS/Clinical Care Coordinator
Seeking person experienced with
processes for skilled nursing facility
resident assessments, Medicare
RUG system use and Medicare
guidelines, restorative nursing, and
coordinating resident care planning
functions.. RN with professional
demeanor with training and
emphasis on customer service
preferred. Must be detail oriented
individual and able to effectively
communicate with residents, family
members and staff. Monday Friday
normal working hours. Modern 60
bed nursing facility. Contatt Holly
Reed, Lafayette Health Care Center,
512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 386-294-
3300
First Day
manager
KFC-LIVE OAK now hiring
managers. 2 yrs. experience
required. Competitive pay. Apply in
person at 823 S. Ohio Ave.
PARTS HELPER NEEDED-
Computer exp. (Quickbooks),
understand parts breakdowns, be
able to operate forklift, etc. Send
resumes to PO Box 1300, Live Oak,
FL 32064


PART TIME DAY LABOR 10-15
hours weekly. Morrells of Live Oak.
386-330-5252.
First Day
Drivers
2 Company Drivers Needed.
RUN SOUTHEAST ONLY
Home Every Weekend
Sign On Bonus
Rider Program
(Immediate)
80% Drop & Hook
Health & Dental
Paid Vacation
CDL/A 2Yrs OTR
Shoreline Transportation
877-208-9176

TILE & MARBLE
Well established company looking
For the right employee!!
Installer/Assistant
Must have experience.
Must be able to lift 701bs.
Reliable transportation
Smoke free environment
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt.
Drug screen/Backgrd req.


METAL FABRICATOR and tig
welder. Full and part time. Will train.
Call Walsh Race Craft 386-364-4942

Coordinator Allied Health Lab
(Registered Nurse). Full-time 11
month position. Qualifications:
Must have a BS in Nursing; current
Florida RN License with at least
three (3) years fulltime RN clinical
experience. Experience in nursing
education preferred. This position
also requires serving on College
committees and participation in
department and College activities.
Teaching may be night courses on
NFCC campus and/or at satellite,
locations.
Applications to: Director HR, North
Florida Community College, 325 NW
Turner Davis Drive, Madison,.Florida
32340. Only complete application
packets consider d. A complete
packet includes resume and
application; copy of transcripts
(unofficial okay); copy of FL Nursing
License. Application available at
www.nfcc.edu Questions call 850-
973-1662. Application packet must
be received by 09/08/2006. EOE


IESTABLISHE UUIcompanlly 10 UUIMII
for a hard worker with top notch
customer service skills. Great phone
skills are a definite plus! Drug screen
and background check required.
Please E-mail resume lakecity@wal-
staf.com or fax to 386-755-7911. For
interview appointment or questions
you may contact our Lake City office
Monday- Friday @ 386-755-1991
THE LAKE CITY WAL-STAF
is now hiring for Clerical
opportunities!!!!General office skills,
approximately 1-2 years experience,
MS Word, and Excel is a plus. Drug
screen and background check
required. Please fax resumes to 386-
755-7911 or call 386-755-1991 to
schedule an interview!
RN NEEDED
7am 7pm
Please contact Amelia Tompkins at
386-362-7860 Or apply in person at
Suwannee Health Care Center 1620
E. Helvenston Street, Live Oak,
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SERVICE TECH NEEDED-Needs
electrical exp (3-phase), must be
able to read wiring diagrams & have
welding exp. Send resumes to PO
Box 1300, Live Oak, FL 32064
WAL-MART NOW HIRING
temporary help for set up remodel.
Other positions also available.
Please submit application in store or
online at www.walmart.com/careers.
STORE & OFFICE MANAGER
The Spirit of the Suwannee is
looking for an experienced Store
Manager and an Office Manager for
the Country Store. Please call 364-
1683 for interview. Manager
Experience Req'd.
RE-ADVERTISEMENT
PART-TIME LIBRARY AIDE II
GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Madison County is currently seeking
applicants for the position of regular
part-time Library Aide ii at the
Greenville Public Library. The
applicant will work approximately 8
hours per week regularly and also be
used as a substitute during other
days of the week when needed.
Minimum qualifications include
graduation from a standard .high.
school, ability to type and experience
with Internet and computer software.
Library experience is desired. Salary
S is $6.80 to $10.24 per hour
depending on qualifications and
experience.. Interested applicants
may obtain an application at the
Greenville, Lee or Madison Public
Libraries, or at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services Department,
224 Pine Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064,
telephone 386-362-6869. Applicants
are encouraged to submit resumes,
letters of reference and other
biographical information witi their
applications. All applications must be
returned to the Administrative
Services Department in Live Oak.
Position will remain open until filled.
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w/CDL license to make local
deliveries & handle hardware, lumber
& building materials. Excellent
benefits such as. profit sharing, 401K,
paid vacation, etc. W.B.Howland Co.,
Inc., PO Box 700, Live Oak, FL
32064. (386) 362-1235.

Want To Work in N. Florida?
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Live Oak, Suwannee County, FL
Due to growth we have new
employment opportunities in our
modern poultry operations.
*Examples of available jobs:
Deboner: $9.26
Packers: $8:71
Warehouse: $9.06
Night Sanitation: $9.06
Live Hangers: $11.20
Maintenance: $9.20-$14.00
*Includes Perfect Attendance
Bonus of $.95/hour
Successful candidates must be
able to perform the- essential
functions of the job with or without
accommodations, and, be legally
authorized to work.- Will train.
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weekend. Medical and life
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TRANSPORTATION
Autos for Sale
NISSAN MAXIMA 1994, GXE V6
$3,000.00 Runs Good Good A/C
Call 386-362-5404
DODGE MINI VAN'91 200K $950.00
GRAND MK '85, 50K Exc. Cond.
$1800. CHEVY CORSICA. '88, 59K
Exc. Cond. 4 Dr.$1800.00 Call 386-
658-3600
First Day
TOYOTA SIENNA XLE 2000 VAN.
Excellent condition, good gas
mileage, power sliding door, rear AC,
4 new tires, only 61k miles. Asking
$11,500.00. Call 386-330-7481
Trucks for Sale
First Day
GMC 1994 4X4 PICKUP, 350
engine needs work on transmission
$2,500.00 OBO 386-935-3720
TOYOTA 2005 4-RUNNER, LTD, 4-
*WD, Loaded. Beautiful Pwr. .seats,
SABS, Traction, Run Bds, Tow,.6'CD,.
Leather, Sun Rfi Rf Rack, Spoiler,
Garnet w/ Seminole trim, 13k.. New.
$39,998 asking $32,500. Call 850-
584-9882/0635 or 843-1577. Perry

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CHEVY '92 ASTRO VAN Seats 8,
good condition, AC, Heat, AM,FM..
$1,100.00 OBO Contact Amy 386-
362-6405 ,
FORD 1988 Ecr.r, Line. Chateau
,an good :onilllon real ernqirie.
new tires, Heat & Cold Air front and
back. Power Sleering. Windows,
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2284 or 386-965.-1-66

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TOYOTA Sienna Mini Van 2000.
: E. mileage. power sliding door, rear ac,
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(ARA) You once
savored that wonderful
time of the year when
your youngsters went
back to school. Ah, the
free time ... at last some
emotional and financial
relief from keeping the
kids entertained
throughout the summer!
But now your bundle of
joy is college-bound and
you both face new,
monumental challenges. .
In a recent study by Key
Education Resources, 66'
percent of parents are
surprised by the cost of '
ancillary expenses like
books, utilities, groceries,
Entertainment, cell phones, computer
software, transportation and travel. If it's
starting to look like your only hope of
continued solvency is to disown your
offspring, don't despair. With planning
and creativity, you can both survive back-
to-school days at the college level.
Here are five tips.to take you through
that first, most challenging semester:
1. Buy all your child's needed books at
the beginning of the semester. Buying
books immediately will help your student
sta\ on top of reading assignments and
avoid the stress of hunting for out of stock
books. Ifthe cost of buying new on
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bound, smile sweetly and ask them to get
involved. Encourage everyone to gather'
up loose change throughout their homes -
the average American household has.
about $99 in spare change and donate it
to the cause. Equip your youngster's dorm
room with a coinjar where your new
freshman can also save spare change. Get
tree coin counting now at supermarket
Coinstar machines by applying the coins
toward gift certificates of particular interest
to college students, like Amazon.com,.
iTunes, Eddie Bauer, Pier 1.
Imports, Linens'n Things,
L 5 XBorders/Valdenbooks and
Seven Starbucks. To find
S- Coinrstar location near you,
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pi'tting a telephone in your
a ils studerit'sapartment or
dorm room, sine he or she
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S load minutes on pay-as-you
go plans to prev ent
y... unexpectedly huge cell
-,"'' phone bills. Plan regular
r:.. -,-)- calls home during free-
': mi nute times like evenings
and we ekends.
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Sor MNtasterCard as their
,.....; primary money source and
.?:.' .y '- limit their credit card for
'-"'e emergency ise. Prepaid cash
_,,,. :.. : .cards teach budgeting and
.:- can be set up for rapid
money transfer from home.
Coinstar machines offer a
'- pay-as-you-go card where
you can.setup.a dual
-' account. Parents load at the
1' machine or online, and the
students can immediately.
.: *i.;--- use the card. Encourage and
help him orher to stay
within budget, rather than
S*: building debt through the
emergency credit card. Make
sure he or she is aware that
credit card companies may
S.. come on campus to solicit
.-...: business. No matter how
'. good the introductory deal
-.ma\ seem, irresponsible use
of a credit card will have
them (or you) paying for
their largess for years to
come.
5. Reduce student-stress
S- le\ els b encouraging your
child to establish good study
habits such as planning a
routine time to study,
S showing up for every class,
using on-campus study
resources and not
Soer loading themselves with
a heavy schedule. Promote
better listening in class by
arming your child with a
ta pe recorder. The recorder
Pcerts! will help ensure he or she
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whole lesson and focuses on
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Raising roofs is uplifting experience for habitat for humanity volunteers


(ARA) Looking for a
rewarding activity that will
get you out of the house?
Consider helping someone
in need get into a home of
their own. Volunteers
across the country are
finding many ways to help
meet a growing need for
affordable housing -- and
achieve their own giving
goals at the same time.
With home prices
skyrocketing over the last


few years, more and more
Americans have been
squeezed out of the
housing market. According
to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban
Development, an estimated
5.4 million households face
worst-case housing needs.
Receiving little or no
government housing
assistance, these families
are unable to find a decent
place to live at a price they


can afford.
One organization
offering hope for these
families is Americus, Ga.-
based Habitat for
Humanity International.
The nonprofit Christian
housing ministry has built
or rehabilitated nearly
57,000 homes throughout
the United States and more
than 150,000 homes
overseas since it was
founded in 1976. Through


volunteer labor and
donations of money and
materials, Habitat's 1,700
U.S. affiliates build basic
houses with the help of
partner families who will
own the homes. The homes
are sold to the families at
no profit and financed with
affordable, no-interest
loans. Payments on the
loans are used to build still
more Habitat houses.
If you'd like to help


build some of those future
homes, a new opportunity
to consider is Minneapolis-
based Thrivent Financial
for Lutherans' Thrivent
Builds Homes program.
The national effort will join
the nearly 3 million
Thrivent Financial
members with Habitat for
Humanity volunteers,
other Lutherans, their
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Thrivent Financial funds 70
percent of the cost.of each
home, with the remaining
30 percent raised by the
local Thrivent volunteers'
chapters and Habitat
affiliates. The program
expects to boost annual
U.S. construction to 500
homes by 2008.
Thrivent Financial,
whose members already
Shave worked with Habitat
to build more than 500
homes since 1991, makes it
easy to get involved in
local construction efforts.
Just visit
www.thriventbuilds.com
to learn more. What's
more, no previou.I building
experience or skills are
required.
Paula Page, a Thrivent
Builds Homes volunteer in
Michigan, gained handy
carpentry skills along with
a sense.of purpose on her
project. "We were assigned
to build fly rafters on the
roof, but I had no idea
what fly rafters were," she
related. "With our team
leader's patient guidance,
we soon learned how and
were navigating the table
saw with near-expert
precision."
Volunteers receive a lot
more than new building
skills, though, said Mark
Andrews, executive
director of Thrivent Builds.
"From the first nail to the
last, building a home with
Habitat for Humanity is a
profound experience for all
involved. It's not just sticks
and blocks. It's tears and
smiles, born of hard work
and faith. And it's the
knowledge that you've
helped change lives."
Not only that, boosting
families' standard of living
tends to benefit our society
overall as well, Andrews
continued. "A home is the
biggest asset most families
own, and a key ingredient
to achieving economic
independence," he said.
"Helping hundreds of
families get on the path
toward economic
independence fits well
with Thrivent Financial's
business purposes of
helping members achieve
their financial goals and
care for others."
For more information
about the Thrivent Builds
Homes program or to find
a local build, visit
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