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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: September 20, 2006
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Suwannee Living
        page A 4
    Section A: Main: On The FLIPside
        page A 2
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints and Opinions
        page A 6
        page A 7
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Days Gone By
        page A 8
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 9
        page A 10
    Section B: Sports
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
    Section B continued
        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: Calendar of Events
        page C 5
        page C 6
        page C 7
    Section C continued
        page C 8
    Section D: Classified Marketplace
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
        page D 5
    Section D continued
        page D 6
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121st YEAR, NO. 96


I Dogs drop a thriller
SPORTS Page 1B


Citizens want to


now


What drives property tax increases


Vanessa Fultz
Democrat Reporter
Many Suwannee County residents are
concerned about property taxes they .say
have skyrocketed this year from last year.
Here's some points that may help:

Lake Louise

land offer

causes a stir
Robert Bridges
Democrat Reporter
A local woman's of-
fer to donate land for
a public boat ramp on
Lake Louise has -
drawn sharp criticism .."... -"
from some area home- Sandra Grinnell
owners.
Sandra Grinnell, whose father
owned the land surrounding the lake
until the 1980s, says she wants "the
people of Suwannee County to be able
to enjoy.the lake again." Homeowners
,a :he i ani. to increase tile alue of
her own adjioiiining property, which
they believe she .plans to develop.
SEE LAKE LOUISE, PAGE 10A

Gold Kist CEO


to Pilgi


Robert Bridges
Democrat Reporter
John Bekkers, president and chief
executive officer of Gold Kist, con-
firmed Monday in a local interview
with the Democrat that Gold Kist had
rejected a $20 per share buy-out offer
from rival Pilgrim's Pride.


How are property
taxes determined?
Residents are charged property taxes
based on millage rates. A millage rate is the
percentage in dollars citizens pay on their
property values.
S"For example, if a local board sets its
millage rate at 9 mills, residents would pay


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SEE GOLD KIST, PAGE 10A


Saturday s
on the
Su tanniee
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$9 on every $1,000 of assessed market value
on their property," said Suwannee County
Property Appraiser Lamar Jenkins. "If the
rate is set at .0179854 mills, residents would
pay $17.99 in taxes on every $1,000."
Who determines
property tax amounts?
The Board of County Commissioners,


CHILDREN VISIT FIRE DEPARTMENT:
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Tanks to the Live Oak Fire Department for helping Mrs. Tresca's class at Peppers Little Helpers in
Live Oak tolearnr about.the fire department and what they do. Pictured, I to r, standing, Shane,
Miguel, Kazlee, Lucas and Tyra; sitting, Blake; Brian, Jonathan and Jazzmin.- Phroto Submiitted


.. %%,o: ,uozen,
\ \ "Church on Cur
Road" and "Nex
Next to Me," are
of the dozens of nu
and top 10 singles tI
made the band Shenai
of America's favorites.
my-winning group brings
of the' SLi\'. Janiee Music Par
Saturday on the S'.. ainnee s
close this Saturday night. The mn


School Board, City Council and Suwannee
River Water Management set millage rates.
Jenkins assesses property values each year
according to the market value determined
by the Department of Revenue.


SEE CITIZENS, PAGE 10A


Ft. White man

seriously injured
in ATV crash
Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
While the Florida Legislature has de-
creed that ATVs can now be operated on
graded roads and by children under 16
SEE FT. WHITE, PAGE 10A
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Golf cart crash
leads to injuries
Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor '
Golf carts just don't negotiate steep
hills very wellat 12:01 a.m. in the morn-
ing, a Jacksonville man learned Sept.
17. To add to the lesson, Ronald James


SEE GOLF, PAGE 10A

Saturday night!
Roses," at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall. Tickets are avail-
mberland able at the door for just $20.
t to You, Shenandoah came together in 1984 as a band in
just a few the clubs of the legendary Muscle Shoals in Alaba-
umber one ma. Founded by Mike McGuire and guitarist Jim
hat have Seales, the band never dreamed their love of music
ndoah one would launch an illustrious music career producing
The Gram- countless chart toppers, number one songs and gold
the Spirit albums. The band later added Ralph Ezell, Stan
rk's 2006 Thorn- and Marty Raybon, x ho subsequent l. left to


seriess to a
tsic begins


SEE GRAMMY, PAGE 10A


"what matters"


2006-2007 Campaign

THIS YEAR'S AMOUNT
GOAL: RAISED:
$660,000 $185,709


:Percentage raised: 28.1
Next report luncheon at Live Oak Church of God, Oct. 11 at noon


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Auto, Cruise, Tilt, CD 1 9 4 9 9

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Just East Of Downtown. 362-2976 Live Oak, FL .,:r..'F


SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH: The Suwannee River Regional Library on US 129 south of Live Oak in-
vites you to "sign up!" Pictured, I to r, Brooke Lawrence, Molly Vogel and Emily Vogel "Find Treasures at the Library" in Live
Oak during Library Card Sign-up .Month. Photo: Submitted


TODAY S Suwannee County should see mainly sunny skies. High today
around 86F. For up to the minute weather information go to
WEATHER www.suwanneedemocrat.com
FEATURED ON PAGE 2A


INDEX
Classifieds 1-5D0
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Suwannee Living 4A
Viewpoint 6A
Legal Notices 5B


AREA DEATHS
Betty Lou Simpson Johnson, 76, Live Oak
Elizabeth Valentine, 56, Live Oak
Donald Kelly, 73, Branford
Myrtle Lee Gross, 97, Live Oak
Nina J. Odom, 93, Live Oak
OBITUARIES ON PAGE 7A


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5UWANNEE LIVING


Harmon Lankford

to wed Oct. 14


Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon of Live Oak would like
to announce the engagement and approaching mat-
riage of their daughter, Sarah Harmon, to Tyler
Lankford.
Sarah and Tyler are both graduates of Suwannee
High School class of 2002.
The ceremony will take place Oct. 14.
A reception will follow at the Harmon home locat-
ed at 10161 112th Circle, Live Oak at 4 p.m.
All friends and family are invited to attend the re-
ception.,
Sunday, September 24, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., ST.
James A.M.E. Church will sponsor a very special
program entitled "Celebrating God's Spirit of
Excellence." At this service, we will inspire and
encourage our members, students, teachers, families
and friends to aspire for great achievements in their
endeavors throughout this academic year. We
anticipate a vibrant fellowship among the people of
God. The speaker of the hour will be Dr. Walter
Smith, former president of Florida A & M
University. Dinner will be served'l
immediately following the service. +L-4i
Our doors are open wide to welcome
you in this testimony of the goodness of [-t
the Lord Jesus Christ. /'
Re%. NMarian Gibbons. Pastor


Macy blizabeth Bass and Jonathan Scott Fisher

Bass Fisher


wedding told
Mr. and Mrs. Theron Hardee Bass Jr. of Hobe
Sound announce the engagement of their daughter,
Macy Elizabeth Bass, to Jonathan
Scott Fisher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Lawrence Fisher of
Suffolk, Va.
The bride-elect is a 2003
graduate of East Carolina .
University with a master's de-
gree in education. She is
presently employed as a fourth
grade teacher with Wake County
Public School System in Raleigh,
N.C.
The future groom is a 2002 gradu-
ate of St. Andrews Presbyterian
College with a degree in business
administration. He is employed by
Prime Building Company, Inc. in
Raleigh, N.C. as-a superintendent.
The wedding will take place on
Jan. 13, 2007. in Hobe Sound.


"Old Fashioned Campmeeting"

-2006-
September 24th 29th


Morning
Sen'ices: 10:00
a.m.

Speakers:
Evangelist Zane
Estis&
Evangelist
Harold Hanks

Night Service:
7:15 p.m.
Speaker:
Evangelist
Linda
Baughtman


First Assembly of God
13793 76th St.
Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 330-2210
Pastor: Donald Ray Suggs
NOTE: Hotel Space Limited Make Reservations Now!
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Pearson Clint Bass


Pearson Clint Bass
Clint and Sandy Bass are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Pearson Clint Bass, at 7:09
a.m., July 25, 2006 at North Florida Regional
Women's Center in Gainesville. He weighed 6
pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches
long.
Maternal grandparents are Stanley and
Jeanette Ash of Mayo.
Paternal grandparents are James and Bonnie
Bass of Live Oak.

Marriage license applications
for Sept. 11-15:
Kyle Casey Smith and Sarah Lillian Power


Thank you
The .family of Fred C. Glass Jr.
.<\ "wo1ld like to thank everyone for
their prayers, flowers, food and
S many cards during our time of
sorrow and to Daniels Funer-
S al Home for the compassion
Shown to our family.
These expression of sym-
p athy bring much comfort
and encouragement to all of
us.
May God bless you all,
SThe family of Fred C.
a Glass Jr.


Thank you
The Rev. Quincy and
Berniece Simmons want
to thank the church
members of Mt. Gilead
Baptist Church in Fal-
mouth and family mem-
bers for arranging their
60th wedding anniver-
sary celebration.
In love,
The Simmons


Shop now!
Thru Sept. 22
Scholastic Book
Fair at SES
Suwannee Elemen-
tary School Scholastic
Book Fair continues
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
through Friday, Sept
22 at 1748 S. Ohio
Ave. martinn Luther
King Jr. A\e., Live
Oak in room 607. the
large double room
close to the pavilion
Note: Parents. grand-
parents and the com-
munity. are in\ ited to
browse and purchase
gtifs for friends, rela-
tives or classrooms.
Info: 386-330-2201.


,4togemd Si g S Wene'!

"Breaking Up

The Fallow

Ground"
Sow to yourselves in
righteousness, reap in mercy;
break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD,
till he come and rain
righteousness upon you.
Hosea 10:12


The Thank You ad for the winner
of the Lafayette County Judge
seat, Darren Jackson. Was
mistakenly put in the Suwannee
Democrat. We apologize for any
confusion this may have caused.








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My baby brother is turning "'50"
that cannot be, How did it happen
that now he's older than me!"
Love, ,
" your "Favorite Sister" '
S. Happy Birthday! ,[
Love,
All your family F
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ON THE FLIPSIDE


Arrest Record


Advertise now!
SMS journalism staff selling
business ads for yearbook
Journalism students are selling business ads
for publication in the Suwannee Middle
School 2006-2007 yearbook. Available are
customized, scan of business card, pictures or
one designed for your business. Space is lim-
ited. Info: Cheri Copeland, Journalism Staff,
386-364-2730.

Register now!
Sept. 29
Protect Yourself from
Cyberpredators
The' Mayor's Victim Assistance Advisory
Council (VAAC) presents Protect Yourself
from Cyberpredators, Myspace.com and oth-
er emerging cybercrime issues program from
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept..29 in main li-
brary multi-purpose room, 303 N. Laura
Street, Jacksonville. Registration begins at 8
a.m. Space is limited. Please RSVP.
Info/RSVP: Gwen Rhodes, 904-630-6330,
GRhodes@coj.net or Glen Mitchell, 904-
396-9665, Glen.Mitchell@rgma-jax.com.

Buy tickets now!
Sept. 28-29
Two act comedy-drama "Over
the River and Through the


Woods"
Woman's Club of Live Oak presents two
performances of two-act play "Over the Riv-
er and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro,
at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, dinner-theatre
and at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, performance
with refreshments during intermission at
Woman's Club, Eleventh Street, Live Oak;
Cost: dinner-theatre $18.50; performance
with refreshments $12 ; Contact: Debbie
Rice, 386-362-2066, Doris Van Jahnke, 386-
362-5545 or Lynn Rutherford, 386-208-0904.

Today!
Sept. 20
Live Oak and Branford
libraries closed for staff
training
Suwannee River Regional Library Bran-
ford and Live Oak branches will be closed
for staff training Wednesday, Sept. 20; Note:
Live Oak Artists Guild 10th Annual Fine Art
Exhibition will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m., in the Crapps Meeting Room. Info:
386-362-2317.

Today!
Sept. 20
Picture day at SES
Picture day at Suwannee Elementary
School will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20;
Note: Retakes Thursday, Nov. 2 for students
absent; Info: 386-364-2670.


Joan Holmes Radford, Realtor
St'with Marie Lee Realty -
Cell: 386-208-5267, Office 386-364-2828
www.askrealtorjoan.com
10 to 18 acres
available.
Your choice
of acreage.
Most in
planted pines
nearing
Great deal at
The:feel of living in a tropical paradise! Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 5 acres. Lovely creek runs only $10,900
through back of yard. Yard is beautiful and well kept. Storage/workshop and much more. Banana trees ol $0
complete the touch. You must see this one. Priced to sell at just $275,370. per acre.
,-. i H .-'. Or ; ,, :',i',;* :'sf.li, : 'i !' R ealtor/ow ner.
The same home II .bJ e .:.r. 21f.12 acres MOL. Enjoy'countryliving"atits beft! Nice hardwood"and' 'Call 'lO-I"N'7.
older pine on prop The extra acreage brings you an even better price. Only $456 R810


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 present-
ed to us by you or the authorities.
The following abbreviations
are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee County Sher-
iff's 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
Sept. 14, Sherry Denise Brown,
45, 816 Hillman Street, retail
theft, LOPD S. Riggs.
Sept. 14,-Sidney M. Cason, 25,
711 NW Roberts St., driving
while license suspended-habitual,
SCDTF M. Ramirez.
Sept. 14, Darrell Dron Ford,
38, 215 Woods Ave., sale of co-'
caine, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, SCDTF T. Warren.
Sept. 14, Jason Hewett, 29,
O'Brien, failure to appear on
original charge of driving under'
the influence, SCSO S. Law.
Sept. 14, Mildred Alyene Hor-
ton, 24, Mayo, violation of condi-
tional release on original charge
of possession of cocaine, P and P


Pickles.
Sept. 14, Timothy Wayne Per-
ry, 39, 10660 CR 417, battery,
LOPD C. McIntyre.
Sept. 14, Lawrence Reid, 27,
611 Orchard St., violation of pro-
bation on original charges of false
imprisonment, grand theft, simple
battery, P and P Corbett.
Sept. 14, Christopher Williams,
44, 194 Johnson Blvd., violation
of probation on original charge of
possession of cocaine, P and P
Corbett.
Sept. 15, Roosevelt Brown, 50,
Mayo, sentenced to 30 days in
county jail, SCSO J. Sirak.
Sept. 15, Mario Paz, 31, Mayo,
unlawful act related to identifica-
tion, LOPD R. Kelly.
Sept. 15, Bertin.Ruiz Perez, 28,
308 North Andra Davis, retail
theft, LOPD D. Kelly/K. Davis.
Sept. 15, Randall Warren Pe-
ters, 57, 1469 151st Road, failure
to register as sexual 'offender
(Hamnilton, County), SCSO L.
Willis.
Sept. 15, Reginald Lee Roe, 54,
Jacksonville, felony fleeing/elud-
ing, resisting officer without vio-
lence, violation. of probation on
original charge of grand theft IlI,
SCSO S. Law.
Sept. 15, Jeffery Dayn Taylor,
20, Jacksonville, grand theft III,
SCSO S. Law.
Sept. 16, Frank Mark Damato,
43, Br.an ti d, violation of proba-
tion on original charges of at-
tached tag not assigned, driving
while license suspended, attached
tag not assigned (Columbia Coun-
ty), SCSO W. Johnson.
Sept. 16, Diane Marie Mathe,
47, 308 Andra Davis Dr., viola-
tion of community control on


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original charge of unauthorized
use of credit card, petit theft,
LOPD W. Kelly.
Sept. 16, Jessie Mae McCray,
64, 811 W. Eighth St., worthless
checks-eight counts, SCSO T.
Lee.
Sept. 16, Hipolito Vaquero
Montoro, 43, 411 SW Taylor, no
drivel's licefise, false tag, LOPD
Fipps.
Sept. 16, Steven Keith Ogles,
20, 13730 92nd Trace, throwing
deadly missile at occupied vehi-
cle, criminal mischief, SCSO J.
Sirak.
Sept. 16, Adam Lee Simpson,
25, Jasper, driving under the in-
fluence, SCSO R. Polite.
Sept. 16, Gregory Eugene
Sparks, 41, Branford, driving un-
der the influence-second offense,
LOPD J. Rountree.
Sept. 17, Mildred Alyene Hor-
ton, 24, 1634 177th Rd., violation
of probation on original charge df
possession of cocaine, P and P R.
Raymond.
Si Sept. 18, Lee-Edward Kinsley,
48, 21582 180th St., possession of
less than 20 grams cannabis,
LOPD C. McIntyre.
Sept. 18, Jason Malcolm
McLeod,.34, 18129 66th Street,
possession of more than 20 grams
cannabis, cultivation of marijua-
na, possession of drug parapher-
nalia, SCDTF R. Sammons/M.
Ramirez.
Sept. 18, Michael Stevens, ,25,
701 Northwest Drive, violation of
probation on original charge of
possession of cocaine, violation
of probation on original charge of
uttering a forged prescription
(Columbia County), P and P R.
Raymond.
Sept. 18, James Calvin Todd,
-32, 3409 CR 249, aggravated as-
sault domestic violence, false im-
prisonment, battery domestic vio-
: lence,, SCSO K. Putnel.
Sept. 18, Christopher Williams,
27, Lake Butler, violation of pro-
bation on original charge of pos-
session with intent to sell, SCSO
S. Law.
Sept. 18, Benjamin David Wil-
son, 33, Callahan. driving under
the influence, FFHP B. Zicgler


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SUWANNEE-HAMILTON TECHNICAL CENTER: PCS Phosphate-White Springs (PCS) donat-
ed$1,000 to assist with student activities at Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Ce(iter (SHTC) for use
in the student organization SkillsUSA program. Pictured, I to r, Tom Shea, SHTC automotive
technology instructor, Rob Wolfe, PCS representative and Dianne Westcott, 'SHTC principal.
Pholo. Submitted


Record number of Florida


high school graduates take the act


.Florida 'Governor 'Jeb
Bush and Florida Depart-
ment of Education Commis-
sioner John L, Winn recently
announced a record number
of Florida's high school
graduates took the American
College Test (ACT). This
year 66,299 of Florida's
2006 high school graduates-
took, the ACT, up from
58,302 in 2005. Of all high
school graduates, 44 percent
took the ACT in Florida
compared to 40 percent na-
tionally. The ACT is one of;
two college entrance, tests'
Florida students can choose
to take.. Last year, more than-
93,500 of Florida's 2005
high school graduates took
the SAT, representing 65
percent of the total number
of high school graduates.
"Florida has been ex-
tremely successful at in-'
creasing the number of stu-
dents taking college .en-
trance exams," said Bush.
"We must continue to en-
courage all of our high
school students to take these
exams and prepare for' the
rigor of college and the
workforce."
Minority students repre-
sent 47 percent of the 2006
test takers, compared to 30
percent nationally. During
2006, African Americans
represented 21 percent of the
Florida test takers, compared
to only 13 percent nation-
wide. Hispanic students
comprised 17 percent of
Florida test takers, compared
to only 8 percent nationally.
"It is gratifying that more
students are taking the
ACT," said Winn. "That is
why high school reform is
critical-to keep up with stu-
dent aspirations by better
preparing them to 'be suc-
cessful in the future."
The ACT is comprised of
four separate exams in Eng-
lish, reading, math and sci-
ence and an optional writing
test. Students receive/a score
for each subject as well as a
composite score, which is
the average of all the subject
scores. In Florida, the aver-
age composite score is 20.,3,
down one tenth of a point
from-20.4 compared to last
year. Florida's Hispanic stu-
dents continue to outscore
Hispanic students nationally
with an average composite
score of 19.6 compared to
18.6 nationally. Florida's
African American students
scored slightly lower than
their national counterparts
earning a 16.8 compared to
17.1.
The ACT is a voluntary
college entrance exam. ACT
scores can be used 'for ad-
mission to a state university,
the Talented 20 program, for
meeting qualifications for
t-


the Bright Futures Scholar-
ship Program or for place-
ment into 'regular college
courses. Students now" have
access to information about
the ACT and other college
entrance exams through
Florida's first-ever, on-line
student advising system, the
Florida Academic Counsel-
ing and Tracking for Stu-
dents or www.FACTS.org.
FACTS.org offers students
returning to school this year
an innovative tool to chart
their course for success with
the ePersonal ,Education
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Federation reminds teachers
that Oct. 1 is the deadline to
apply for its Ag in the Class-
room Mini-Grants.
These grants are designed
to assist educators with pro-
jects that integrate agricul-
ture with other classroom
curricula.
"Helping students under-
stand agriculture's role in
society is important," said
Rachel Kudelko, coordinator
of Florida Farm Bureau's
Young Farmers and Ranch-
ers' -program. "We see this
program as a win-win, for
Florida teachers and Florida
agriculture."
All kindergarten through
eighth grade teachers are.
welcome to apply. ,.The
grants are $250 each and canr
be used for a variety of edu-
cational projects pertaining
to agriculture.
The Florida Farm Bureau-,
Agriculture in the Classroom
grant' is a public/private
partnership serving K-8th
grade, education with a goal
of helping to increase the
understanding of agriculture
among students and educa-
tors. The program is admin-
istered through Florida Farm
Bureau, Florida's oldest and


largest general farm organi-
zation. Up to $7,500 may be
awarded- in mini-grants
throughout the state by
Florida Farm Bureau during
the year.
Agriculture has no subject
area boundaries, and entries
are encouraged in: social
studies, math, language arts,
science, environmental edu-.
cation or any other subject
area or combination of areas
that effectively integrate key
agricultural principles, i.e.,
production, promotion, etc."
The application to apply
for the grant can download
from the Florida Farm Bu-
reau Web site at"
http://floridafarmbureau.org
/programs_teachersMini-
Grants.aspx.
The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation is the state's"
largest general-interest agri-
cultural. association with
about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquar-
tered in Gainesville, the
Federation is an indepen-
dent, non-profit agricultural
organization. More informa-.
nlon about Florida Farm Bu-
reau is available on the orga-
nization's Web site,
http://FlboridaFarmBureau.or


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Scholastic

Book Fair
Submitted by Suwannee
Elementary School Assistant
Principal/Curriculum
Coordinator Stevan K. Bass
Suwannee Elementary
School (SES) Scholastic Book
Fair con-
tinu es
from 8
a.m.-3
p,. m.
through
Friday,
Sept. 22 in room 607, the large
double room .close to the
pavilion. The school is located
at 1748 South Ohio Ave./Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Ave., Live'
Oak.
Parents can take this oppor-
'tunitx to' donate books to their
:child's classroom library.
Teachers have completed a
classroom wish list. Please
stop by and browse around.
The community is also in-
vited to browse and shop for
their children during the
school day. They may find a
Christmas or birthday gift for
their grandchild, child, niece,
nephew or friend.
Simply report to the front
office of the school, obtain a
visitor's identification sticker
and then enjoy the book fair.
Live' Oak does :not have the
luxury.of a large bookstore so
this is the perfect way to shop
for children's books.
The monies raised will go
toward supporting the
school's media program.
SES Media Specialist
Windy Gamble and SES Mie-
dia Clerk Connie Little en-
courage all who stop in -the
Book Fair to please thank the
volunteers who. are working.
They are donating their time
to help tie school Media Cen-
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


BIBLE VERSE

"Do not let any unwholesome talk
come out of your mouths, but only
what is helpful for building others
up according to their needs, that it
may benefit those who listen."
Ephesians 4:29


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


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor:
I would like to address this letter to the
following:
Dear Uncle Bill:
You'll be glad that Primary Day was
Sept. 5. I had the pleasure of going to vote
at my local polling place. I thought of you
when I went in to vote ... I thought of how
you went to fight in World War II ... and
how you contracted malaria in New
Guinea and how you suffered'from it until
you finally died of it in 1968. You, never
complained, though. You were the best un-
cle we kids every had and we loved you
.dearly until you finally died in April, 1968.
Dear Peter:
You were a great cousin. I also thought of
you when I went to vote. In 1968 you
would have gotten conscientious objector
status and done alternative service. That's
what your brother, Billy, did, and no one
thought he was any the worse for doing
that. You joined the Navy, because you
hoped you wouldn't have to bear arms.
However, you were exposed to something
in Vietnam that sickened you and the doc-
tors were never able to figure out what it
was. They had ou, p hospitals in Saigon,,
then Tokyo, then San Francisco, then St.
Albans, Queens, and then they sent you
home to Pleasant Valley, N.Y., because
they couldn't get you better. You didn't
want to marry Carol because you were fold
you weren't going to live very long. I told
you to marry her any\wva\, because you
both loved each other so much. Well, you.
did, and I danced at your wedding. You
had two' of the cutest kids I've ever seen ...
but the doctors were right, you died before
your children were 10 years old. Other-
wise, I'm sure you would have gone to
vote on Tuesday, too.
My' other had a cousin whose name I
cannot remember.now, but he vwas a Quak-
er. He went to Korea as an ambulance at-
tendant because he would not bear arms.
He was lost over there and they never re-
covered his body. Otherwise, I am sure he
would have found the, time to vote on
Tuesday.
My aunt, Dr. Mary C. Baker, was com-
missioned a captain in the Women's Army
Corps and worked throughout World War
II with the physically injured land with
men who at that time were said to be suf-
fering from "shell shock" (now called post
traumatic stress disorder) and took great
pride in voting in every election. She had
seen the price paid for the freedom we en-
joyed in this country to vote for those
whom we wished to.
Well, I'm glad that at least 25 percent of
the registered voters of this county were
able to make it to the polls on Tuesday. It
was a beautiful, sunny day with a few
puffy white' clouds to show off the blue
skies. I suppose the other.75 percent were
just too busy with very important duties to
bother to the five minutes from their very
important schedules to honor all the peo-
ple who have bled and died to ensure their
freedom to go to their polling places arid
VOTE.


Sincerely,
Gail Dolly

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GUEST EDITORIAL


First rumblings of
,J y Robert Sanc nez '."
Florida's politicians are"perilously close to inciting a tax
revolt. Anger and disbelief are spreading as homeowners
and businesses receive property-tax notices hard on the
heels of higher insurance bills.,
This is an especially sensitive time to rile Florida's tax-
payers. The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission
will start work early next year. Its proposals will be on
the ballot in November of 2008. Angry taxpayers may
seek drastic measures.
If local governments continue their reckless spending of
the property-tax windfalls, for instance, voters may well
be in the mood to try potent remedies such as a Taxpay-
ers' Bill of Rights (TABOR), which requires voter ap-
proval of all tax hikes.
You know there's a problem, when transplanted New
Yorkers start writing letters to the editor to complain that
they're paying more in Florida than they did back on
Long Island. Moreover, high taxes were one of the factors
contributing to Florida's 29,636 foreclosures in 2005.
Last year Florida's homeowners, renters, businessmen,
and farmers paid $26 billion in property taxes a big
jump from the year before and an indefensibly huge jump
from five years ago.,
The reason? As real estate values soared, elected offi-
cials in most jurisdictions didn't trim the tax rate enough
to offset the increases. Some didn't even try.
How much have the tax rolls increased? Consider these
snapshots from around the state:
In Collier County, property values jumped 25.7 percent
in the past year alone!
In Broward County, values rose by 19.7 percent in the
past year the fifth consecutive year of double-digit in-
creases.
Next door in affluent Palm Beach County, property val-
ues increased by 91 percent in the past five years.
Across the state, the St. Petersburg Times reports that
"Since 2001, the size of local government across the area
has nearly doubled." Tampa's tax revenues rose 72 per-
cent, Clearwater's 85 percent.
In theory, local officials may adjust the tax rate down-
ward to make up for rising property values. In reality,
they find ways to prove the old adage, "If you send it,
they will spend it."
'Moreover, property taxes aren't the only place local
governments are looking for dough. In Citrus County, for
instance, a Tampa consulting firm has urged county, offi-

LETTER TO
Dear Editor:
In response to the two recent letters regarding the treat-
ment of local pets, I must also express my concerns. In my
neighborhood, I have been witness to many acts of violence
between neighbors pets, including the vicious killing of a
dog. I have seldom walked that same section of roadway
since.
Most pet owners are very responsible and I encourage the
reporting of any concerns to the proper authority.
For more information about the abuses of chained dogs,
check out http: / /wvvww.dogsdeservebetter.com/home.html.


a property-tax revolt
ia" as to increase 'the "impact fee' for each ne#i' home to"
$17,000 up from the current $6,664.
Most Florida counties, also levy sales-tax surcharges for
various purposes ranging from roads and parks to
schools, plus local-option.gasoline taxes and steep "resort
taxes" on hotel stays.
Some of the current spending spree is being blamed on
9/11. The economic downturn after the terrorist attacks
did slow economic acti ity. State government and some
of Florida's local governments temporarily cut spending
or slowed its growth.
As a result, when the economy began to recover and
property values began to soar, local officials rationalized
Sthe increases back as making up, for lost time and paying
'for projects that had been deferred.
However, after five straight years of property-tax wind-
falls in most Florida cities and' counties, the 9 / 11 excuse
doesn't wash. ,Local officials are finding creative new
ways to spend the gusher of new money.
As local officials heed pleas to fund a community center
here and a neighborhood festival there, some of the items
in local governments' budgets are starting to resemble
those much-lamented legislative "earmarks" pork-bar-
rel projects that yote-seeking lawmakers stick in the fed-
eral budget and "turkeys" they insert in the state budget.
But the big-ticket item for government at every level is
the payroll: the salaries, benefits, and pensions paid to
public employees. It accounts for about 80tpercent of gov-
ernment spending.
Not surprisingly, at budget time the unions represent-
ing public employees often show up in mass, packing the
halls to pressure local officials for higher wages'and bet-
ter benefits. According to a recent Yankee Institute study,
they've succeeded so often that most now have higher
wages and better benefits than persons in comparable pri-
vate-sector jobs.
Meanwhile, who shows up to represent the taxpayers at
these meetings where elected officials ponder the local
government's budget? Too often, it's nobody not even
the news media.
.As for the average homeowner, renter, businessman, or
farmer, they're not there either. Why? They're too busy
trying to earn a living so they can pay their soaring tax
bill.
Robert F Sanchez is the policy director at The James Madi-
son Institute, a non-partisan policy center based in Tallahas-
see.

THE EDITOR
Another great site is http://www.hsus.org-the Humane
Society of the Unites States from which I quote: "... animal
shelters care for between 6-8 million dogs and cats every year
in the United States, of whom 3-4 million are euthanized.
This is certainly a tragedy. There are simply not enough, re-
sponsible homes for all of the wonderful, innocent animals."
We can best help locally by supporting our animal control
officers, existing laws, adopting from shelters and by donat-
ing time and money to these shelters and their neutering pro-
grams.
Barbara Jo Gill
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OBITUARY


Betty Lou
Simpson Johnson
July 9, 1930 -
Sept. 17, 2006


R etty Lou Simpson
Johnson, 76, of
/ Live Oak, Fla.,
passed away Sunday, Sept.
17, 2006 in her residence
surrounded by her family.
She passed away after a
short illness of cancer.
A lifelong 'resident of
Live Oak, born July 9, 1930,
Johnson started working
for North Florida Tele-
phone Company while still-
in high school. She was
chief operator and retired'
after working 43 years. For
everyone that knew her, or
if you had just met her, re-
members that sweet smile.
She was a very faithful
member of First Baptist
Church. Johnson started at-
tending First Baptist
Church at an early age.
Her family was very im-
portant to her. She would
always light up when she
talked about them.
Survivors include her
loving husband.6f 55 years,
Ernest W. Johnson Sr.; four
children, son, Ernest Wet-
zel (Debra) Johnson Jr. of
Fort Lauderdale; daugh-,,
ters, Conna ,Johnson
(Avon) Frier of Lakeland,
LaDonna (Lance) Baker of
Live Oak' and Marilyn
Clark of Live Oak; 13
grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
conducted at, 10 a.m., to-
day, Sept. 20 in First Bap-,
tist Church. in Live. Oak
with the Rev. Phillip Her-


rington officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in
Philadephia Baptist
Church, Cemetery, Live
.Oak.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. is in
charge of all arrangements.

DEATH NOTICES
Elizabeth Valentine
June 4, 1950 -
Sept. 17, 2006

y lizabeth Valentine,
56, of Live Oak,
OF Fla., passed away
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 in
her home.
Harris Funeral Homes,
Inc. of Live Oak is in
charge of all arrangements.

Donald Kelly
July 28,1933 -
Sept. 14, 2006

onald Kelly, 73,
of Branford, Fla.,
passed away
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of
Branford is in charge of all
arrangements.

Myrtle Lee Gross
Sept. 13,1909 -
Sept. 14, 2006

yrtle Lee Lee Gross,
I 97, of Live Oak,
Fla., passed
away Thusday, Sept. 14,
2006 in Suwannee Health
Care Center in Live Oak.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

i Nina J. Odom
March 5, 1913 -
Sept. 13, 2006

Sina J. Odom, 93,
of Live Oak, Fla.,
S passed away
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006
in Suwannee Health Care
-Center in Live Oak,
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.


y Wso
By Jinny Wilso


Wellborn grieves with the Clarks. A widowed
mother misses her only son, a wife her husband,
two children their dad, and many many of us
whose lives were touched by this musical fami-
ly are truly sorrowing with them
over the tragic boat accident. We
do see God's grace moments ..
which enable us to keep on keep-
ing on in gratitude and apprecia-
tion for the gifts and graces Dan
Clark shared so willingly during
his too short life on this earth.
Even though gas prices are go-
ing in the right direction, we con-
tinue to combine our Wilson er-
rands. Dr. Khan's appointed, day
also included Weight Watchers,
groceries 'and last Thursday a car
wash at Accurate Car Care. The,
yukky 29th (Bailey) Road lime- i
stone splash-up kept, showing up Jinny Wilson
on my slacks' left pant leg some-
how.
A cute blond and, very personable young
lady helped.me decide whether I was bronze or
silver category car wash customer last Thursday
at the car wash. "Where else have I seen you?" I
asked. "I bet it was at the Lake City Communi-
ty College Lyceum Dinner Theatres, and you're
not the first one to ask that," Linda Gill an-
swered. She is an excellent restaurateur, who
was equally personable and welcoming when
she switched chef's hat and became a lovely
hostess at the dinners in the LCCC cafeteria.
Now she is excited about the imminent opening
of the Coffee and Deli Shop owned by Lawrence
Bowen in the new building next door to the car
wash on US 90. Linda will manage it fpor
Lawrence. (Linda@daybreakcoffeedeli.com.).
Sept. 14, 2006 ,wasalso the day her lab mix,
whose name is .Xena IMarie, Warrior Princess,
gave birth to eight living puppies who are ithe
product of a planned doggie pregnancy! And
this, said Linda, is a beautiful once in a lifetime


Live Oak

PAINT


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Volunteers needed in or light color for my house?
Suwannee County! A o
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Are you looking for a
flexible volunteer oppor-
tunity that enables you to
make a real difference in
the lives of seniors in your
community? Do you like
to help others resolve
problems? If you an-
swered yes to these ques-
tions, then the Florida De-
partment of Elder Affairs
may have the perfect vol-
unteer position for you!
Volunteers are needed
in Suwannee County for
the award-winning
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of El-
ders) Program. SHINE is a
free Medicare and health
insurance information
and counseling program
that helps elders make in-
formed decisions. SHINE
counseling takes place at
designated community
centers or by telephone.
Seniors and their care-
givers receive information
and assistance on pro-
grams that may help to re-
duce their health insur-
ance and prescription
medication costs. SHINE
volunteers help Medicare
recipients compare sup-
plemental insurance poli-
cies, interpret coverage,
and review Medicare and
health insurance forms.


,HN volunteers can' our house seem smaller, butw'i1il-d .ran
aslao helix seniors under- A atteniion to details. Darker shades are best for


stand the new Medicare
prescription drug benefit.
Free comprehensive
training is provided.
Please contact the Elder
Help Line and tell them
you would like to find out
more about becoming a
SHINE volunteer.
Apply, now for our next
training class. Call toll-
free 800-262-2243 today!


accenting recesses, while lighter tones will
highlight details which project from the wall
surface. On traditional Victonan homes, the
darkest paint is often used for the window
sashes.


1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066
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for her. Life Is Good!
Pastor Jim and MaryJane Messer email

Sus meanwhilers back in Wellborn assur-
ing everyone that their flight on 9/11
went very well. They are in Rochester
New York. He writes it as Rainchester
and reports temps are at 56 degrees. They
must go yearly for MaryJane's annual
doctors appointment necessitated by the
Kodak Company Insurance policy. The
Sunday they are gone a certified lay speaker;
Gary Poucher from nearby Pine Grove, shares
God's word. Geigers' expertise in cat and kitten
care will fill the bill at the parson-
age and also for those timid
adopted kittens who peek, out
from under the Methodist sanctu-
ary building.
Herb and Betty Zobel's annual
family event in Wellborn drew 47
over Labor Day weekend. this
year. Everyone helps. Betty's kids,
grandkids and great grandkids
enjoy Herb's kids, grandkids and
great grands. Some come in
campers, some bring tents and
some add pallets on the floor after
t the, inside beds are all taken. The
only one missing was indeed sore-
ly missed. Ben was in Iraq to pre-
serve our hometown way of life.
A Windstream truck with brand
new identification lettering came to bring us a
DSL doctor on a house call. Turned out the trou-
ble was their changed equipment and/or Jack's
office phone filter needing relocation. DSL doc-
tor diagnosed and fixed it; Yippee!
"'Got Along Withoutcha Before I Methca.
Couldn't Get Along Withoutcha now." The old
song sings a truth that makes, us smile at our-
selves.


Fill out survey and mail to
J.W. Hill & Associates,
1105 Hqward St. W., Live Oak, FL 32064
SURVEY
Have you,ever attended an auction?.
What ype of auction Wys it? '
Sj' Charity El Real Estate
O Estate sale El Live Stock
O Other:
What did you like about the auction?
What did you not like about the auction?
Do you understand how the auction process works?
What would attract you to an auction?
What is the best day for you to attend an auction?
What is the best time for you to attend an auction?
o A.M. 0 P.M.
SWeekends E Weeknights
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Attention HOW TO REACH US

American Profile


readers!
Here's a peek at what's in-
S side the Friday, Sept. 22,
..., American Profile which is a
bonus newsmagazine in each
weekend edition of the
S" Suwannee Democrat.
People: Songs of Love
(NY)-Since 1996, John
Beltzer has operated the
A -.S' "-, Songs of Love Foundation,
..' ^ .,. *which brings together song-
.. -writers, singers and other mu-
sicians to create one-of-a-
kind, customized songs for
terminally ill children all over
j- *,,. the country. .Each fully
arranged, performed and
Recorded song is then present-
ed to the child on a personal-
ized CD or cassette-at no
I" 7 1 'I .i charge.
.Places: Heralding Scan-
S dinavian Heritage-Each Octo-
P" ber, Minot, N.D., celebrates.
~ t .... -u U s Mlie"'aits residents' Scandinavian
heritage with Norsk Hostfest,
North America's largest Scan-
dinavian Festival. The city's
~." ..Scandinavian traditions run,
deep and are showcased
throughout Minot, especially
at the Scandinavian Heritage
Center.
SEMI CLIPS TRUCK: A semi driver clipped a truck while attempting to make a left turn onto US 129 from US 90 Sept. 20. Food: Tomato Salad from
The truck was sitting at the traffic light on US 129. No one was injured. Photo: Vanessa Fultz a reader in Colorado Ind Ca-
jun Turkey Ioaf fromn Texas..



Chief Bearheart to speak about his Muscogee life ways A ANT


Mai,


Chief, Bbby. Johns Bearhearl

By Sally Q. -Smith, Office
for Retirement Services,
Advent Chritian Village
Have you ever met a teal life
Indian 'chief? You icn have
that opportunity, Sept 22 at the
Phillips Diningr Room in
Dowling Park during the first
program of ihe 19th Annual
Live! At Dowling Park Artist
Series. The program kicks off
at 7 p.m. when Chief Bobby
Johns Bearheart. leader of the
Perdid6 Ba\ Tribe of the Low-
er MusLogee Creek Indian.s
will delight young .ind old
alike with his entertaining and
educational program.
The 7 p.m. proglamin ill be
preceded by a light, simpl.g
and [asri Milscogee cuiiSMIe
sampler froln 4 -I '-6.i. p, in
The sampler will highlight
s-ome of the folds nimot com-
monly associated \\ith histori-
cal Indians of this area such as
corn. beans s quasi. gLrain-s.
game and fish compliments


of Phillips Dining Services in
cooperation with the Perdido
Bay Tribe Project.
Micco, Muscogee Indian
'word for "chief," Bearheart
grew up in rural Georgia in the
1930s and 1940s with Creek
Indian parents and tribal el-
ders who instilled the Indian
ways into him, during his
youth. The tribal elders were
the principal influences in his
life and taught him the tradi-
tional wa, s of,t ri.,Cr.ecek fl-.,
,ture.aid s.s.enti.I's ,.T'l .ing in


the on-Iridian Nworld
Through them, he developed a
true understanding of, and ap-,
preciation for, this culture.
Unlike reservation tribes,
the Perdido Bay Tribe is not a
Federal tribe and, thus, does
not qualify for Federal, assis-
tance. Nonetheless,. Chief
/ Bearheart maintains that his
tribe is comprised of "a rte-
sourceful and talented people,
proud of our heritage and ea-
ger to preserve and promote
our extraordinary culture."
"One mission of the tribe is
"to hon,.,' our shared heritage
by learning and teaching oth-
ers about Southeastern Creek
history and life ways through
art and education." Today,
Chief Bearheart, enjoys teach-
ing children the ways of the
Indian. Before he leaves them,
his final words are, "We must
'never stop dancing ... Keep
the old' ways alive,' with a
sTlongi 'e ice." a
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Unshelled N.C. Mountain Apples
Peas | 9I
Available Lh

Iceburg Local Green
Lettuce | p lGntc


$1 25
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All Occasion
Fruit Baskets
Delivery
Available


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Locally Owned & Operated
By Ray Hayes
Conveniently located at the *
Corner of H'v. 90 & Walker APe.
Open until 2 p.m. on Saturdays 295515-F


ACV members: $10, adults:
$15, students, ages 13-18: $5,
and children, ages 5-12: $5.
Tickets are available at the
ACV Cashier's Office, as well.
as in Live Oak at The Music
Center and the Suwannee
County'Chamber of Com-
merce. Tickets may also be
purchased at the door on the
evening of the concert. Note:
Program-only tickets are
available at the Cashier's Of-
fice,, memnibeis: $5, adults: $8,
.-stuldlent se,hldren free !
Lr.e' ,At Dov.ling'Park is
pleased to-welcome guests
participating in the Reciproci-
ty Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC)
and Community Concerts of
Lake City, Inc. All events,
11 the exceptions. of events


with cuisine samplers and the
Dinner Theatre/Show, are cov-
ered by ACV. tickets. NFCC
requests that all reciprocating
parties please call in advance
to reserve their seats'.
For additional information
about this performance, please
call the Retirement Services
Office at 386-658-5400, or e-,
mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.
Additional info about this pro-
gram and other Live! At
,Doling Park events can be
found f onh4ine .....i -at
artistseries.acvillage.net.,
Live! At Dowling Park is
sponsored in part by the State
of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Cultural Af-
fairs, the Florida Arts Council,
and the National Endowment
for the Arts.


u: I am a senior c hizen. i assume my caviy-
prone years are well behind me. Right?
A. Unfortunately, wrong. In fact, as the
population ages, the good news is that more
people are keeping their natural teeth
longer, but they are also are getting'more
cavities. Root caries, or root decay, is an
in.: e 34 ,rig. p i,,tile-m I.,r Olde- r Ani',,r,,: a.,! Trne
'. M i i i'y '.I .n i r: nr. hI-,, e u 1i. i -I U iT u5
tissue, leaving roots exposed and
susceptible to decay. Additionally, dexterity
issues an.3 ,,ir [.ri ,.:a .r,l ,llemrnL e- mi ;,
make I more. ,1:r inicill for Ire elderly i1 take
c re o I ir.er leiri prop9erlv An mArr,
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Some studies have found that s.,e,:r: r,a.
three times the rate of tooth decay in
children. Another contributing factor is,that
many seniors are drinking bottled water that
d:, rr:I h .e t llj,,r,,iij ,:oni .i, high as
ior ,:,:n ,urnl ii pAih i ler, l h I.u l 4:,
,*j u ,n'h- rn':'T'. I lil i ,tnr. n -llm Iri,
m 3y r,'j:u; irie 3TiOu"n c:,i llu, ,,':' F INrin
water. If you are a.senior citizen, talk with
your dentist about the particular challenges
you face at your stage of life.
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Peanut Roll Was Popular During Centennial Fun Day


The popular peanut roll was one of a variety of games for
adults and youngsters Saturday at ithe Suwannee County
Coliseum. The contestants went into the Coliseum for the contest.
Two categories of winners emerged, 12 and over and 12 and


under,
First place winners were George Langford (over) and Gavin
Purvis (under).


T. A. Scott (1-r) And Paul Langford, Jr., Second:
...and Charles Bean and Don Lewis earned first place


Jestes, Bricks, Hatch, Hunt


Capture Three-Legged Races


By Frank Dorman
Henry Jestes and Steve Bricks of Live Oak and Beverly Hunt
and Cheryl Hatch of Branford captured first place honors
Saturday, in two heats of the official three-legged race for the
Live Oak Centennial celebration.
Lisa and Laura Warren of Live Oak took second place in the
first heat of competition, and Sharon Simian and Nina Bryant,
also of Live Oak, won second place ribbons in the second heat;


THIRD PLACE RIBBONS WERE AWARDED to John Gedral
and Jeffrey Scott in the race's first heat
A good time was had by all as a large crowd watched in
amazement at their kids' and friends' previously untapped
talents.
Don Lewis and Charles Bean won first place in their heat of
three-legged competition, and Allison Scott and Paul Langford,
Jr. earned second place.


Peanut Roll Winners George Langford (1-r), Bruce
...Gardner (second) and Charles Bean (third)


(F^^,^


Sharon Sirman, Nina Bryant, Beverly Hunt And Cheryl<
...Hatch enjoyed winning ribbonsin 3-legged race


Peanut Roll Winners Gavin Purvis (1-r), Tom
...Blake (second) and Paul O'Steen (third)


Scott,.Bean Win Egg Toss
The team of Allison Scott and Charles Bean were winners in the Second went to the team oft Sonny Nobles and Chares Lloyd.
egg tossing contest, The victors threw their egg the longest Vicid Costopoulos and Larry Kubiak threw their way into third.
without breaking it. .


Henry Jestes (1-r), Steve Bricks, Laura Warren, Lisa
...Warren, John Gedral and Jeffrey Scott (3-leg race)


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Shop now!
Thru Sept. 22
Scholastic Book
Fair at SES
Suwannee Elementary
School Scholastic Book Fair
continues from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
through Friday, Sept. 22 at
1748 S. Ohio Ave./Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., Live
Oak in room 607, the large
double room close to the
pavilion. Note: Parents,
grandparents and the commu-
nity are invited to browse and
purchase gifts for friends, rel-
atives or classrooms. Info:
386-330-2201.

Buy tickets now!
Sept. 28-29
Two act comedy-
drama "Over the
River and Through
the Woods"
Woman's Club of Live Oak
presents two performances of
two-act play "Over the River
and Through the Woods" by
Joe DiPietro, at 6 p.m., Thurs-
day, Sept. 28, dinner-theatre
and at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept.
29, performance with refresh-
ments during intermission at
Woman's Club, Eleventh
Street, Live Oak; Cost: din-
ner-theatre $18.50; perfor-
mance with refreshments $12
; Contact: Debbie Rice, 386-
362-2066, Doris Van Jahnke,
386-362-5545 or Lynn
Rutherford, 386-208-0904.

Today!
Sept. 20
Office hours with
Congressman
Boyd's staff in Live
Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman
Allen Bo- d's (D-North Flori-
da) staff will be visiting Live
Oak and Branford ori the
third Wednesday of every
month so the people of
Suwannee County have the
opportunity to personally dis-
cuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is
trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues relat-
ing to various federal agen-
cies. It is important to Con-
gressman Boyd that his-staff.
is available for those who are
not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee
offices. Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff
this month will be Wednes-
day, Sept. 20, from 9:30
a.m.-ll11:30 a.m., Live Oak
City Hall, Live Oak and from
1-2:30 p.m., Town Hall,
Branford.

Today!
Sept. 20
CashFlow
Night at Colonial
Photography
Richard Wright, author and
photographer, will host a
.group for anyone interested in
playing Robert Kyosaki's
board game CashFlow from
6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
at Colonial Photography,. 118
Parshley St. SW, Live Oak.
CashFlow could best be
described as "Monopoly on
steroids." The game teaches
money and investment
strategies, and is designed to
increase "financial literacy."
Visit www.richdad.com for
more information. There is
no charge and the game is
open to both novice and ad-
vanced players. Reserva-
tions required, limited posi-
tions. Info/reservations,
Richard or Sunshine, 386-


362-2223.


CASH 3 PLAY 4
9/18/06. 6,2,7 9/18/06 .. 5,4,1,3
FANTASY 5
9/18/06 .... ... 8,11,21,23,28
MEGA MONEY 1. 22,24,35,44,4
LOTTO ....... ,10,15, 24,25,29


Thursday
Sept. 21 and 28;
Oct. 5, 12, and 19
Free five-week
parenting series
Marianne St. Clair, life
coach, will host free five-
week parenting series to give
parents new ideas, resources
and insights into parenting
from 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays,
Sept. 21-Oct. 19 at Suwannee
River Regional Library, 1848
US 129 South, Live Oak.
Info: 386-364-5322.

Friday
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 in-
cludes 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, dessert-cookie or
brownie and for dine in only-,
iced tea. Proceeds 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.

Friday
Sept. 22
Live! At Dowling
Park Artist Series
presents Chief Bob-
by Johns Bearheart
19th annual Live! At
Dowling Park Artist Series
presents a program by Perdi-
do Bay Tribe of the Lower
Muscogee Creek Indians
Chief Bobby Johns Bear-
heart at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept.
22 in Phillips Dining Room,
Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park. Preceding the
program from 4:30-6:30
p.m. a Muscogee cuisine
sampler will be served; Con-
tact: 386-658-5400, or e-
mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.


North Central Florida Regional Planning


Council hires
North Central Florida Re-
gional Planning Council -has
hired Scott R. Koons as its new
executive director after a 10-
month national search. Koons
has been employed by the
Council since 1976, and most
recently as its assistant execu-
tive director.
The. current executive direc-
tor, Charles F. Justice, is retiring
after 33 years in that position.
During his tenure, the Council
expanded from a one-county
organization that was primarily
involved in land use and trans-
portation planning to one that
serves 11 counties with a broad
range of programs and services.
The Council, whose Board
members are local elected offi-
cials and gubernatorial ap-
pointees, employs 20 staff
members who administer a va-
riety ofstate and -federal pro-


Live Oak man charged
with punching EMS
A Live Oak man dispatched to a resi-
\\as jailed after he al- dence on CR 349 re-
legedly punched a guarding a battery. He
Suwannee County was informed that
FireREscue para- Brannon had been
medic in the face after drinking and when
EMS was called to EMS attempted to
help him. Brannon help him he allegedly
Bobby Oscar Bran- punched one of them


non. 46. 12012 CR 349, was-
arrested by Suw annee County
Deputy Joe Rodnguez Aug.
31 on a charge of battery on
an EMS personnel, according
to the Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office (SCSO)
According to-SCSO, at ap-
proximately 7:25 p.m. Aug.
31, Deputy Rodriguez was


in the face. He was also
threatening to beat up a fami-
ly member.
After Brannon was taken to
Shands of Live Oak for treat-
ment and evaluation, he was
arrested and taken to the
Suwaunee County jail. where
he posted $2,500 and was lat-
er released.


grams for north central Florida
including Alachua, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor and Union
Counties. Programs include de-
velopment of the Strategic Re-
gional Policy Plan, technical as-
sistance to local governments in
development of their compre-
hensive plans, land develop-
ment regulations and grant
management, administration of
developments of regional im-
pact, local mitigation strategies,
hazardous materials, homeland
security, housing assistance
programs and economic devel-
opment.
In addition, the Council staffs
the Metropolitan Transporta-
tion Planning Organization for
the Gainesville Urbanized
Area, the North Central Florida
Local Emergency Planning
Committee, the North Central
Florida Regional Hazardous
Materials Response Team and
"The Original Florida" Tourism
Task Force.
Koons graduated from
Southern Illinois University
with a bachelor's degree in de-
sign and from the University of
Florida with a masters degree in
Urban and Regional Planning.
In his 30 years with the Coun-
cil, he has worked as a regional
planner, local government as-
sistance planner, director of lo-
cal planning assistance, director
of economic development and
director of regional and local
government programs. Koons
has been responsible for the de-
velopment of several major ini-
tiatives of the Council, includ-
ing the expansion of its local
government services program,


establishment of'a small busi-
ness fixed asset loan program
and organization of a private in-
dustry council to oversee job
training programs.
He is active at both the pro-
fessional and community level,
Koois has served on numerous
statewide committees, includ-
ing chairman of the Florida
Community Development
Block Grant Advisory Commit-
tee. He also serves on several
community arts boards, includ-
ing president of Gainesville
Friends of Jazz & Blues and is
a recipient of the
Gainesville/Alachua County
Cultural Affairs Board Out-
standing Contribution to the
Arts Award .
Koons will assume staff lead-
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state's growth management
laws and helping to expand the
region's economy.
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Citizens


Continued From Page 1A

What do property
taxes pay for?
Property taxes pay to operate county and
city offices, implement education and pay for
school and other construction. They also pay
for services to the public, such as fire and
EMS services, garbage services and street
construction and maintenance.


Residents


want to know

None of the village rate. from local boards
have increased this year. In fact, some have
gone down a few points.
- If the millage rates have not
increased this year, why is it.
property taxes have increased?
Even when local boards set the millage rate
at the same rate or a few points lower than the
previous year, if property value skyrockets
over the previous year, though citizens are
charged with the same rate as previous years,
they may be paying more because the amount
they are paying on has increased.
"In theory, when the- market value goes up,
the tax rate should go down to balance out the
money each board generates from property
taxes. However, it's left up to each board to
make this adjustment," Jenkins said.
Local boards cited the cutting of state fund-
ing and the rise in fuel and utility costs as rea-
sons for not lowering millage rates more.
County Commission Board Chairman Ivie
Fowler said the board cut its millage rate back
to 9.0 mills from 9.7 last year, which resulted


in a $1,058,000 decrease in its budget.
"To balance that (the market value with the
tax rate) out we would have to cut the millage
rate down to 7.7 or 8 mills and that is not a
reality because everything is going up," said
Fowler. "Services cost money and the more
services the people want, the more it will
cost."
City Council Board Chairman Bennie
Thomas cited economic growth as the reason
for its board not lowering the millage rate this
year.
"We need a $3 million water tower near In-
terstate 10 to implement growth," said
Thomas. "We lost two major businesses that
were looking into locating in the county be-
cause we couldn't supply.them with water."
What can you do if you
are dissatisfied with the
. proposed property tax increases?
Citizens get a trim statement annually
which is a proposed property tax bill.
"If residents think I am overbilling them or
are not giving them the correct exemptions,
they can appear before the value adjustment
board," said Jenkins.
A date for the value adjustment board is
tentatively set for late October at the earliest.
Citizens had until Sept. 12 .to file a petition to
appear before the board as was announced on
trim statements.
If you missed the deadline to file. a petition
you can still attend the meeting as it is a pub-
lic hearing. For more information about the
board meeting, call the clerk's office at 362-
0500.
To contact Lamar Jenkins call the property
appraiser's office at 362-1385.
Vanessa Fultz may be reached by calling
1-386-362-1734 ext. 130 or by mailing vanes-
sa.fultz@gaflnews.com.


Grammy


Continued From Page 1A

launch a successful solo ca-
reer. With a reputation as one
of the hardest working tour-
ing acts in the business, the
band has rightfully earned a
reputation as a concert fa-
vorite throughout the coun-
try.
While they're known for
crowd-pleasing concerts, the
group has not ignored its
studio work, either. Their
discography) spans from the,
band's mnceptioiginr.pt
A ith the self-titled "Sheiian-
doah," through some 18
records up to the recently re-
leased (2006, Cumberland
Road Records) "Journeys."
Fans who come out to the
Park for what promises to be
a sizzling night of country
music will enjoy hit songs
all night long, such as "She


Doesn't Cry Anymore,"
"Sunday in the South,"
"Mama Knows," "If Bubba
Can Dance" and more. The
Park's series has been well-
received for two years run-
ning this season's final
show promises to finish
strong with a smoking coun-
try performance!
There is plenty to enjoy at
the Park as the hint of the up-
coming fall season breaks
through in cooler mornings
and evenings. Plan to head to
the Park a httle early and en-
joy a delicious meal at the
SOS Cafe, which is now open
seven days a week. Guests
will enjoy delicious food in a
beautiful atmosphere. The
wall murals by 'acclaimed
artist Johnny Dame depict the
beautiful North Florida woods
and Suwannee River. Suwan-
nee Stables and the Canoe


Outpost provide recreation op-
tions with either a horseback
ride through the tranquil
woods or a canoe trip down
the historic Suwannee River.
Cool off at the park's newest
addition the Spirit Delight,
where you can enjoy a cold
smoothie, shakes and ice
cream and many other snacks.
The series is sponsored in
part by S&S Food Stores and
the Suwannee County Tourist
Development Council. Visit
w\v'\ suNi antiee.com or call
386-364-1683 or 1-800-224-
5656 for more information.
The Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park is conveniently
located between Interstates
75 and 10. From 1-10, take
exit 283 and proceed north
on US 129 4.5 miles. From I-
75, take exit 451 and proceed
south 4.5 miles Keep an eye
out for the sign!


Gold Kist


Here's what citizens had to

say to the school board:

"My taxes have
more than
doubled. They
have gone from
$544.66 last year
to $1,176.50
this year."
Vincent
Rawls


"My property taxes
have gone up 1,400
percent in one year.
You guys are probably
going to increase your
revenue at least five
fold. So where's all the
money going to go?"
Alec Redfarn Jr.


'You say you've not gone
up on the millage, but
you're telling us in this
budget proposal you are. .
You're telling us you're not
raising the millage rate,
but our school taxes are
increasing."
Jim Goodwin M*, ,

See related Guest Editorial Page 6A


Golf


Continued From Page 1A

Amic, 50, got a ride to the lo-
cal hospital courtesy of
Suwannee County Fire/Res-
cue for treatment of serious
injuries.
. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Amic was
traveling eastbound on the
grounds of the Spirit of
Suwannee Music. Park a
minute after midnight when he
attempted to negotiate a sleep
hill and lost control of the golf


cart and struck a tree with the
front of the cart. The' EZGO
golf cart received about $500
in damages, FHP said.
Charges are pending in the
crash pending the outcome of
blood alcohol testing .on
Amic, FHP said. The crash is
listed as alcohol related.
The crash was investigated
by Trooper K., F. Brookins.
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb@ gaflnews. com.


Continued From Page 1A

"Twenty dollars is certain-
ly not the. number," he said
before a growers apprecia-
tion dinner at the First Bap-
tist Church in Live Oak.
Gold Kist stock, which had
been trading at about $12 a
share, soared overnight to
$20 after the takeover bid
was announced Aug. 18.
Should Pilgrim's Pride
raise its offer, Bekkers said
the Gold Kist board of direc-
tors would have to reconsid-


er. "We believe in our own
destiny," he said. "But they
may pay enough to where
it's worth the value of the
company." However, he
added, "that's not where we
are today." Bekkers
said that even should a
merger occur, business
would continue as usual for
plant workers and local
poultry producers.
"If they were to buy us,
they still need good employ-
ees and good growers," he
said.


The buy-out bid was Pil-
grim's Pride's third attempt
since February to take con-
trol of Gold Kist. The deal
was valued at about $1 bil-
lion.
Pilgrim's Pride is the na-
tion's. second largest chicken
producer. Gold Kist is the
third. Pilgrim's Pride's hopes
to gain ground on industry
leader Tyson Foods, which
controls 24 percent of the
national market. Pilgrim's
Pride has 16 percent and
Gold Kist, nine percent.


Lake Louise


Continued From Page 1A

Tensions surfaced at a
Sept. 7 County Commission
meeting where Grinnell of-
fered the county a 45-foot
wide, 650-foot long strip of
land from CR 136 to the
lake, along with about an.
acre of lakefront land for cre-
ation of the public ramp. In
exchange the county would
name the ramp after her fa-
ther, Arlie K. Townsend. Oth-
er conditions were not speci-
fied.
Currently, all the land
around the lake is privately
owned, and Lake Louise Es-
tates, a high-end subdivision,
is among the properties sur-
rounding .the lake.
The total donation would
amount to about 3.25 acres.
Grinnell, the county code en-
forcement officer, would still
own an adjoining 20 acres,
which some homeowners be-
lieve she plans to develop.
The road to the boat rafnp
would be of value to her.
should she subdivide the re-


maining land.
"It [the road] will benefit
the landowner," said Lake
Louise homeowner Todd
Lawrence. "In the past the
board hasn't been in the habit
of putting in a road to benefit
a developer." Lawrence also
raised questions about
drainage and wetlands issues.
"I have no plans to subdi-
vide," Grinnell said after the
meeting. But she added, "I
don't know what I'm going to
do." The entire 23.25 acre
parcel is now on the market,
priced at $700,000. Commis-
sioner.Douglas UDell, who
favors public access to the
lake, said the value of the
3.25 acre access road and re-
lated land is $300,000.
UDell said he felt strongly
about the public's right to use
the lake. "This is something
for the people of Suwannee
County to enjoy," he said. "I
think it's a noble thing to do."
Commissioner Billy
Maxwell also supported
opening the lake to the pub-
lic. "I feel strongly about the


water belonging to the peo-
ple," he said.
Homeowners around the
lake were concerned about
extra boating traffic on the
lake among other issues.
Homeowner Tom Warren
asked UDell if the lake is
"big enough for all the peo-
ple you want to enjoy it?" He
also wondered about the cost
of providing security to the
area.
Sheila Burnham said her
family paid a premium for
the property because it was
on a private lake. "We paid
extra money to her [Grin-
nell's] father to live there,"
she told commissioners.
Another concern was the
width of the proposed access
road. County regulations re-
quire new roads be 60 feet
wide. The strip Grinnell of-
fered to donate is only 45
feet wide.
The board, citing this and
other unresolved questions,
tabled the matter for 30 days
until the Oct. 17 meeting
pending further investigation.


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local boards:
County Commission --
Tentative proposed mill-
age rate is 9. Last year it
was 9.7. Final budget
and millage rate hearing
was Sept. 19
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City Council -- Tentative
proposed millage rate is
6.75. Last year it was
6.75. Final budget and
millage rate hearing is
Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at
City Hall.
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millage rate is 7.794.
Last year the millage rate
was 8.032.
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Water Management --
Tentative proposed mill-
age rate is .4914. Last
year it was .4914. Final
budget and millage rate
hearing is Sept. 26 at
5:30 p.m. at Suwannee
River Water Management
District Headquarters.




Ft. White-
Continued From Page 1A

under parents' supervision, a Ft.
White man may now be won-
dering \\% h he was operating an
ATV.at all Sept. 17.
The crash sent James M.
Mayo, 42, of Ft. White to
Shands at UF in serious.condi-
tion Sunday, Sept) 17 at about
2:40 p.m., according to the
Florida Hightay Patrol. FHP
also said the accident; which
happened at 224th Street and
37th Drive, was alcohol related.
FHP said Mayo was traveling
westbound on 224th Street
when he lost control of the
Suzuki Quad Run ATV for
some unknown reason, over-
turned and the ATV landed on
top of Mayo.
Charges are pending the out-
come of a blood alcohol test
done on Mayo, FlIP said.


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It looked like last week all over again. Trailing 14-0,
the Bulldogs battled back fiercely Friday night at Lang-
ford. only to come up short in the end. That's what hap-
pened Sept. 8 against
Gainesville High..But
this time the opponent
was a championship-
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CoLtnty -and the,.
Dogs played their best
ball of the yeaL Final,
score: Madison 20,
.- Suwannee 14.
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start playing like a champi-
onship team."
Said Madison head coach Frankie Carroll, "'They just
whipped our'butis in the-second half,"
Suwannee's Jarrent Yulee.led all rushers with 121
yards on .25 carries. Brandon Allen added 32 yards and
a touchdown on eight carries. Quarterback Tijhuane
Roundtree, returning from a shoulderinjury,-had-46
yards rushing and completed three of six passes for 83


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Gainesville High.
Coach Danny Robinson is a
1972 graduate of Suwannee
High School. He played football
%V! for SHS from 1968 to 1971. He
played defensive end, offensive
guard and was the place kicker
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named first-team All-Conference
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Stwo Roundtree passes f'or 73 yards and
Gabe Galloway had one catch for 10 yards
and a touchdown.
The leading tacklers for the Bulldogs weNr
Stephen Cherry with 11, Justin Startling with
10 and Wallace Smith with eight.
The Sports Connection!WQHL player of
the game, as selected by WQHL radio,
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The Cowboys were nearly unstoppable-
on offense, with '289 yards on the ground
and 91 in the air,
Things looked bad for the Bulldogs
early on. The Dogs went four-and-out
BROWN on their first possession only to
GAINS have the Cowboys block a punt
ROUND: and take possession at the Suwan,
Nannee's nee 43. Five plays later Madison's
picks up all-purpose superstar Bernard
he Bulldogs' Brinson scored on a 31-yard pass
s to Madison from Blake Sapp to make it 7-0 at 4:24
5 at Langford' of the first quarter. 'Brinson had been seen as the
Paul Buchanan biggest threat on a team full of talent. However, an
ankle injury sidelined him just before the half and'
the 'threat never filly materialized.
After another Bulldog punt, the Co, boys drove to the
Suwannee 30 before Marcus Walker's sack of quarterback
Sapp ended the scoring threat.
.Then came what could have been the backbreaker: a-five-
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Chad Croft was inducted
into the Suwannee High
School Sports Hall of Fame
during halftime of the Bull-
dogs' Sept. 8 football game
against Gainesville High.
Chad graduated from
Suwannee High School in
1985, lettering in football in
1984 and 1985. He earned
all north Florida's recogni-
tion as a two-way tackle
both years. Although Croft
was an outstanding football
player he is being recog-
nized for his wrestling.
prowess. He was the 220-
pound District Wrestling
Champion in 1984 and
1985. Croft was also the
220-pound Regional
Wrestling Champion in
1984 and 1985.
Croft's outstanding
wrestling accomplishment
was being a two-time state
champion in 1984 and


1985, leading his team to
state championships. From
1983 through 1985 Croft
never lost a district match.
From 1984 through 1985 he
never lost a wrestling
match. After Croft's senior
year he was ranked the
fourth best wrestler in the
nation. Croft received a
scholarship to Clemson but
knee surgery cut his colle-
giate career short.
He returned to the mats
again in 1994 and 1995 to
become a two-time Florida
Firefighter Olympic Cham-
pion. Croft is a familiar fig-
ure in Live Oak. He joined
the Live Oak Fire Depart-
ment in 1987, became a fire
inspector in 1989 and in
1998 rose to the rank of
lieutenant. Croft became as-
sistant fire chief in 2000,
and in 2002 he became the
youngest fire chief in the
city's history.


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significant events the FWC
handled over the past week;
however,, it does not include
all actions taken by the Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement.
NORTH CENTRAL-
REGION

SUWANNEE COUNTY
Last week, Investigators
Guy Carpenter and Neal Mar-
tin made a marijuana posses-
sion case against a defendant
they had been watching on the
Suwannee River. Further in-
vestigation later in the week
resulted in the charge being
raised to a felony by the State
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Sept. 8, Officer Travis
Cooper found a deer that had
been shot and killed off of
Log Landing Road. Cooper,
along with Investigator Larry
Ayers and Officers Justin
Allen, Zack .Clark, Gary
Jones, Darby Butler and Sam
Dishman with K9 "Bear," be-
gan an investigation. Cooper
had been patrolling the area
and noticed a truck in the area
the night before. >From the
description of the truck and its
tire sign, the truck was located
at a nearby residence. After
several interviews, two sub-
jects were located and admit-
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this month in Dixie County.
Cooper wrote .five citations
for illegally taking deer dur-
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seized two rifles.
LEVY COUNTY
During the weekend Inves-
tigator Chip Bradshaw was
working in the Goethe
Wildlife Management Area
(WMA). He came across in-
dividuals picking large
amounts of palmetto berries.
Bradshaw observed a crew of
approximately 12 people har-
vesting the berries. He located
four other people who were
the drivers/supervisors of the
work crew. With the help of
Officer Sam Dishman and De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (DACS)'
Investigator Wade Merrit, it
was determined that 11,000 to
12,000 pounds of berries had
been harvested from the
WMA. There were a total of
four citations issued by Brad-
shaw and Merrit for illegally
removing plant life from
Goethe WMA. Merrit, being
the representative of the
landowner (State Forest), di-
rected the subjects to disperse
the berries back onto the
property and remove the emp-
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prehensive review of alligator
management for the state and is
seeking public input.
During the week of Sept. 18,
the FWC will initiate a Web-
based survey to receive public
input regarding alligator man-
agement issues. Visit
MyFWC.com/gators/input.html
to learn the latest information on
this effort and to access the Web-
based survey.
After gathering input fiom the
public and other stakeholders,
FWC staff will summarize and
evaluate the data and develop
changes, if warranted. This in-
formation will be reported to the
agency's seven-member Com-
mission at the Dec. 6-7 meeting
in Key Largo. During that time,
Commissioners will provide
staff with feedback on any pro-
posed changes. A series of public
meetings will follow to refine
any proposed changes.
Il you have any questions, call
Harry Dutton at 850-410-0656,
ext. 17279 or e-mail at
Harr. l ti.ii,,i ,.1. l, l 'WC.coim.


TOP LEFT: Suwannee linebacker Lee Laxton signals the start of the fourth quarter against the Madison Cowboys Sept. 15 at Langford Stadium. The Bulldogs rallied but
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Freshwater Fishing Regulations: What's best for your area?


FISH BUSTERS"

BULLETIN


It's a real balancing act to try
to decide whether we need
more rules or less rules, stricter
rules or more lenient rules to
deliver what Florida anglers
want here in the best recreation-
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minutes left in the half. The
key play was a 63-yard run
by Chris Thompson to the
Suwannee 30. Harry Reddick
scored on a six-yard burst up
the middle.
In the same position last
week against Gainesville, the
Bulldogs rallied to score with
11 seconds left in the half. It
looked as if they might do it
again. Jason Cherry returned
the punt to the Suwannee 23.
Four straight running plays
put the Bulldogs at.the 37.
Then Kenny Clayton gave the
crowd something to get excit-
ed about. Hauling in a
Roundtree pass at midfield,
he streaked down the right
sideline then cut back inside,
ducking and dodging his way
to the Madison eight. The dri-
ve ended when a scrambling
Roundtree was sacked at the
,Madison'23 as time expired.
The home crowd had been
quieted, but the\ were about
to really come alive. The
Bulldogs opened the second
half with a 17-play, eight
minute-plus scoring drive that
brought the Suwahnee faith-
ful to their feet. Jarrett Yulee
was the workhorse*this time,
rushing.for 55 of the Bull-
dogs' 70 yards on nine car-
ries.
Yulee took the kick-off at
the Suwannee eight and re-
turned it to.the 30. His first
carry of the drive came on
third and 10, a 13-yard gain
to the Suwannee 43. Four
more Yulee runs got the Bull-
dogs to the Madison 37,
where they faced third and
one. Roundtree was stopped
short on a keeper, but picked
up the first down on a fourth-
and-one quarterback sneak.
Then Yulee went back to
work. Four more runs put the
Bulldogs at the Madison 15.
Four plays later, Roundtree
.hit Galloway at the goal line
for the score at 3:12 of the
third. The kick failed on a
bad snap, and Suwannee
trailed 14-6.
The Dogs had proven they
could run on the Cowboys,


Suwannee Legals
NOTICE OF MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY 'GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will
meet in the School Board Meeting Room, 702
2nd St., NW, Live Oak, FL on the following
dates and times:
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM
Thursday September21 2006
4:00 p.m. Expulsion Issues (Private)
6:00 p.m. Special Meetinag
Personnel Issues
Facilities
Curriculum
Contracts
Annual Financial Report
BRANFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Thursday September 28 2006
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
School Board meetings are open to the public
with the exception of Expulsion Issues, which
are private. Anyone present wishing to appeal
any decision made during the Regular Meet-
ing will need to ensure, that a verbatim record
of the meeting is made, including any testimo-
. ny and evidence upon which the appeal.is to
be based,
Walter Boatright, Jr.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
09/20
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER A BEQUEST
FORA VARIANCE
the City of Live Oak Zoning Board and Board
of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing in
the City Council Chambers at the Live Oak
City Hall, 101 White Avenue on Monday, Sept.


but now they had to show
they could slow the Madison
ground attack.
A personal foul against the
Bulldogs on the kick-off gave
the Cowboys a first down at
the Suwannee 40. On second
and 10, Madison's Thomp-
son, who had 112 yards on'
the night, gained 24 to the
Suwannee 16. But Thompson
fumbled on the next play and
Bulldog linebacker Justin,
Starling recovered at the ,,
Suwannee 10.
This time the Bulldogs
went 90 yards., in 13 plays.
And once again Yulee did
most of the work. Yulee's 60
yards on 11 carries took the
Dogs to the Madison 22,
where Brandon Allen took
over.' Roundtree faked the
handoff to Yulee then gave ,
the ball to Allen, who sprint-
ed around the right end for
the score. Allen then bulled
up the middle for the two-
point conversion to tie the
game at 1-1 \ith 8:51 remain-
ing.
The Dogs were dominating
on the ground, but still had to
prove they could stop the
Cowboys' offense. They
couldn't.
Starting from their own 15
Madison made it look easy,
scoring in six plays. The key
was a 45-yard run by Red-
dick, who had 110:yards on
the night, to the Bulldog nine.
Patrick Brown saved the
touchdown, but it was a tem-
porary reprieve. Two plays.
later Jordan Johnson scored:
from the seven on a run up
the middle at the,6:42 mark.
The Cowboys led 20-14.
A penalty pushed the Cow-
boys out of kicking range and
the two-point try failed. Now
the Dogs had a shot not just
to tie, but to win.
The Bulldogs took over on
their own 36. Roundtree,
gained 24 to the Madison 40 -
on first down. Then Yulee re-,
entered the picture. Three
straight runs put the ball at
the Madison 27. Then a face
mask penalty gave the Bull-
dogs a first down at the 11.
Allen gained one to the 10,


Suwannee Legals
25, 2006 @ 5:30 P.M. to consider the follow-
ing.
APPLICATION: A request by Mr. John E.
Finney Jr. requesting a 10 foot yard variance
to the front yard setback requirements of 30
feet. This request is to allow for the construc-
tion of a front porch to the existing structure.
This property is located at 438 Evelyn Street;
Live Oak, Florida.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
Lot 15, McGrannan Subdivision
(438 Evelyn Street)


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


and two Yulee runs took it to
Sthe three. Now it \\as fourth-
and-two. And Yulee,.felled by
cramps, was taken but.
The Dogs ran left, but
Roundtree, under heavy pres-
sure, was stripped of the ball
at the nine, ending the
Suwannee threat at the 3:36
mark.
The Dogs still had a shot,
but only if the defense could
hold. It did or so. it seemed.
Facing fourth and one at their
o'wn 18, the Cowboys lined
up as if they were' going for
it, apparently trying toVpull
the Bulldogs offside. The
Dogs didn't bite. But after a
-Madison timeout, the CoW- .
boys came out with the same
formation. With 1:38 remain-
ing and a six point lead,
Madison coach Frankie Car-
roll went for it on fourth
down at his own 18. And got
it..
"I bet you all thought we
were crazy." he said after the
game. "But they hadn't
stopped 'emall night."
The Cowboys took a knee
to end the game.
Bennett had praise for his
team after the game. "The
whole team played great," he
said. Then he noticed
Roundtree, clearly disap-
pointed with his play on the
final drive. "You played great
the whole game," Bennett
told him. "One play doesn't
make a game."
A Suwannee upset might
have been seen as some mea-
sure of vengeance for the
Bulldogs' 34-0 season-open-
ing loss to Columbia County
Aug. 25. Madison defeated
the Tigers 31-21 last week.
The Bulldogs trailed
Gainesville High 14-0 last
week before scoring twice to ,
pull within one. Down 21-13
in the fourth, the Dogs had a
shot to send the game into
overtime, but a late drive
stalled at the Gainesville 37.
The Bulldogs are off next
week. The Dogs' next game.
is their District 3-3A opener
against Raines in Jacksonville
Sept. 29. Kick-off is at 7:30
p.m.


Suwannee Legals
ATTEST:
William J. McCullers.Sr.
City clerk
09/15, 20:

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby giveri that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following applica-
tion for permit was received on September 14,
2006:
Aspen Hills Subdivision, David Hartley, 10177
SW 49th Ave., Ocala, FL 34476, has submitted
an application for an Environmental Resource
Permit Number ERP06-0499, for a total project
.area of 105 +/-.acres. The project is located In
Township 2 South, Range 13 East, Section 16,
in Suwannee County.
Interested persons may comment upon the ap-
plication or submit a written request for a staff
report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the
Suwannee 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-
port must be requested in'order to remain ad-
vised of further proceedings. Substantially af-
fected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Flori-
da Administrative Code, regarding the pro-
posed agency action by submitting a written
request after reviewing the staff report.
09/20
4,


ing public use in local areas and
keeping regulations simple.
One case in point is "spider
rigs." These are boats with mul-
tiple fishing rods, sometimes
more than 20 per angler, that
often target black crappie
(speckled 'perch) or other
schooling fish. Similarly, some
shoreline anglers like to put out
multiple poles, sit back and
wait for the action to unfold.
Although these anglers may in-
crease their odds, they are still
restricted to the same bag limits.
as&an angler with a single rod or
pole.
Many issues come to mind
here, but our first concern is the
resource. Our biologists exam-
ine the population, size and
growth rates of fish and evalu-
ate their habitat and available'
forage to get a good idea of the
health of a fishery (for instance,
the crappie fishery in Lake
kitssunmee)
They also examine the use of
the fishery via creels (surveys
of anglers to determine how
many fish they are catchirig aind
' how many anglers are using the
resource how often).. From that
we determine if the population
is being over-fished or remain-
ing stable. Remember, native
freshwater fish species have
relatively -liort life spans, and
natural mortality often exceeds
angling mortality, so allowing

Football-

Continued From PIage 1B


some harvest is often good for
the resource and does not ad-
versely affect its sustaiiiability.
If harvest needs to be regulated,
this is normally handled by
creel limits, while size limits
can help ensure fish have an op-
portunity to spawn at least once
before they are caught, or help
create higher-quality fisheries,
with more, large, fish.
The second issue is public
use and social perception. In
the case of spider rigs, as long
as creel limits prevent these an-
glers from taking more fish
than other anglers and still pro-
tects the fishery, -should the
state regulate how an angler
takes them? This is a quandary
fishery biologists and adminis-
trators frequently deal with and
applies to many other tech-
niques, such as use of electron-
ic fish finders, 'elevated plat-
forms on boats for spotting fish,,
Ise of lI e '. ers-tis artificial bait,
underwater cameras for spot-
ting fish, fish scents, flashing
lights and more.
As iteile.tiii.l fishing tech-
nology continues to improve
and some anglers revert back to
what they consider to be, more
purist techniques, such as fly
fishing from a ka' k. tils ques-
tion.is bound to come up more
frequently. So, as we weigh the
options, we are interested in
knowing what's best. for your


games is a remarkable 153 wins
and 30 losses. Twelve times his


sissippi College Clioctav,- s in lm.ie s ha\ e g, ,e tindefeated,
Clinton, K li-s. He pli:, ed defen- and between the years of 1985-
sive end and was selected to the 1990, his teams reeled off a
All-Conference team in the string of 36 con'secuti'. C -ins.
Gulf South Conference in 1976. The Bullpups won the confer-
While at Mississippi College he ence title in the very first year
received his bachelor's degree of conference play, and then
in physical education. won it again-in 2002.
Robinson began his teaching Robinsonhas had the privi-
career in 1980, when he was lege of coaching some very tal-
hired by the Suwannee County ented football players as head
School S\stem to teacl plhNsi-' coich at STIrS. including rto
cal educanon at Stiannee Mid- cuirient NFL pl.t.ers. .\ndia
die School. He.Was also nained DaVis o6rtlihelev\edid Bri-:ns.
head football coach for die and lell J.lennings of the Seat-
SMS Bullpups. Robinson began tle Seahawks as well as Arena
his 26th.consecutive year in that League 2 player aii Jacl. son
position in 2006. His overall of the Macon Knights. Robin-, .
coaching record in those 188 son has also coached numerous




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area.
The FWC wants to hear from
our stakeholders, and one way
you can provide feedback is to
participate in on-line surveys.
The question of spider rigs. is
featured at MyFWC.com/Fish-
ing. Scroll down in the right
hand column and click "Quick
Input Survey" to let us know
what you think.
Each year, FWC staff evalu-
ates proposed changes to hunt-
ing and freshwater fishing reg-
ulations. C('hanjes supported by
staff are submitted for consider-
ation at the September Corn-
mission meeting. This year is
an off-yeat, meaiiintg criteria for
changes are conservative. Pro-
posed rule. changes are posted
on our Web site
SIhp '/myfwc.com/6ommis-
sion/Final2007-2008Internet-
CommentVersion.pdf"MyFW
C .coin coiiimmiissiion Final200('-
2008lnternetCtnime'i r\ :er-
sion.pdf and mailed to identi-
fied stakeholders for review
and comment. Any approved
changes v. ill be adoptedd in Feb-
mary 2007 and become effec-
tive July 1, 2007 The public in-
put process for 2007 will be on
an on-year. basis, and allow
more options to be considered.
Watch this column or
MyFWC.com for how and
when .to make your sugges-
tions.


other players who went on to
play at the collegiate level at
oilec.gs tiou' hoitt thdie nation.
Besides coaching the football
team, Robinson started and
coached the first wrestling team
at the middle ,chool..\lthough
he no longer coaches the
wrestling team, it continues to
be a winning program and is a
great feeder program for the
high school wrestling team.
Robinson's wife of 21 years,
Susan, is a language arts -teacher
.t SNIS. and their daughter.
Slogan. lteentlb received lier
diploma from Santa Fe Con-
munity Co'illege in GainesAdile
and i 'll continue her education
at Utim'.er'ir, of NNolth Florida
in Jacksonville.


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October is Seafood Month- e a e ae/


Hallelujah! October is near and with it comes cooler tem-
peratures that just seem to add a little extra bounce to our
steps. It is a good month to focus on your health by in-
creasing exercise while enjoying the fresh air during fre-
quent walks and eating healthier. The USDA Dietary
Guidelines provide recommendations for a proper balance
of a variety of foods. For protein sources, the USDA infor-
mation touts the benefits of including fish and seafood two
to three times each week in meal plans; Since October is
National Seafood Month, it is a good time to kick off this
healthy seafood habit while supporting an' important Flori-
da industry.
Seafood is an important part of our state's heritage and
economy. Florida is a source of excellent seafood, aquacul-
ture and marine life products. Florida's fishermen harvest
98 different species on a commercial scale with 2005 cash.
receipts totaling more than $165 million. Florida aquacul-
ture producers farm a vast array of products with sales to-
taling $95.5 million in 2003. Tropical fish, aquatic plants
and clams are the top three aquaculture ope action Florida
seafood and aquaculture has an economic impact estimated
at more than $1.3 billion annually.
"Seafood can be an excellent part of a healthy and bal-
anced diet," Florida department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said..
"There are many reasons to incorporate Florida seafood in
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sizes, making the prep time a snap. You can grill, broil,
poach or bake with your favorite seasoning. Serve as entree
for your evening meal or flake into a salad for lunch.
Try different sizes of Florida shrimp and use for different
appetizers or in main courses. Shrimp can simply be sea-
soned with garlic, lemon or other spices and broiled.
Prepare grilled kabobs that include your favorite veggies
and Florida seafood. Serve with rice pilaf and/or whole
wheat rolls for a complete healthy meal.
Florida oysters are abundant in fall and can be steamed,
grilled, baked or broiled. They can be purchased both
shucked and in the shell at your local market.
Tacos make a quick-supper. Try using Florida fish,
shrimp or crab in them.
If you are more adventurous and would like to prepare
seafood dishes that are a little more elaborate, visit the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services'
Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Web site at
http://www.Fl-Seafood.com/recipes.


America's Promise

launches 2007 competition
Showcases outstanding, innovative
efforts which benefit children and youth
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth recently launched
the 2007 "100 Best Communities for Young People" competi-
tion, inviting communities across the country to compete for the
honor of having their locality named one of the nation's great
places to grow up. First launched in 2005 by America's Promise
Founding Chairman Colifi L. Powell, USA (Ret) and current
chair Alma Powell, 100 Best showcases communities that do an
outstanding job of fostering safe and caring environments that
effectively educate young people and help them become pro-
duptive citizens.
"Nothing is more important than seeing that our children and
youth have the resources and support systems they need to
thrive and succeed," said General Powell. "When a community
provides all that its young people need to be healthy and secure,
they deserve to be honored and showcased as an outstanding ex-
ample of what it takes to successfully nurture this nation's
young people."
Community leaders have until Nov. 3 to enter and can access
the 100 Best application on-line at
www.americaspromise.org/100Best. \\innuiers will be announced
in late January 2007. .
"100 Best Communities is all about getting outstanding local
programs for young people the attention they deserve," said
America's Promise President and CEO Marguerite Kondracke.
"This award is less about the past and more about encouraging
every community in America to be a great place for its chil-
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"Capital One is again proud to
partner with America's Promise
in recognizing the innovative
efforts at the community level
to create healthy and supportive
environments for our children,"
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poration Chairman and CEO
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wonderful opportunity to recog-
nize the tremendous work that
is underway in communities
across the country. We hope
that the program will encourage
and inspire others to help make
every community in America a
great place to grow up."
Members of the America's
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pated in the development of the
100 Best competition, including
United Way of America,
YMCA of America, the US
Chamber of Commerce, the Fo-
rum for Youth Investment,
Communities In Schools,
Search Institute, the US Confer-
ence of Mayors, the National
League of Cities, and many oth-
ers.
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nities for Young People" com-
petition will be chosen by a dis-
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civic, business and nonprofit
leaders, including United Way
of America President Brian
Gallagher, US Chamber of
Commerce President Tom
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Meet the Press Tim Russert,
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Advertise now!
SMS journalism staff sell
business ads for yearbook
Journalism students are selling business ads for publication
in the Suwannee Middle School 2006-2007 yearbook. Avail-
able are customized, scan of business card, pictures or one de-
signed for your business. Space is limited. Info: Cheri
Copeland, Journalism Staff, 386-364-2730.

Register Now!
Sept. 29
Protect Yourself from
Cyberpredators program offered
The Mayor's Victim Assistance Advisory Council (VAAC)
presents Protect Yourself from Cyberpredators, Myspace.com
and other emerging cybercrime issues program from 9 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29 in main library multi-purpose room,
303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Space is limited. Please RSVP. Info/RSVP: Gwen Rhodes,
904-630-6330, GRhodes@coj.net or Glen Mitchell, 904-396-
9665, Glen.Mitchell@rgma-jax.com.

Volunteer now!
SHS class of 1992 reunion
Attention! Dependable committee needed to help plan a
class reunion for Suwannee High School class of 1992. Thank
you and God bless you! Info: Chadwick Martin, 386-362-
3853.

Volunteer now!
Nov. 4-5 ,
Volunteers needed for 25th Annual
Downtown Festival & Art Show
City of Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation and-
Cultural Affairs needs volunteers for. its 25th Annual Down-
town Festival & Art Show to be held Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-
5 in Gairesville; Info/to volunteer: Linda-Piper, 352-334-5064
or www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

Today!


Sept. 20
Picture day at SES




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ementary School will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 20; Note:
Retakes Thursday, Nov. 2 for
students absent; Info: 386-


364-2670.

Today!
Sept. 20
Live Oak and Branford
libraries closed for staff training
Suwannee River Regional Library Branford and Live Oak
branches will be closed for staff training Wednesday, Sept. 20;
Note: Live Oak Artists Guild 10th Annual Fine Art Exhibition
will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Crapps Meeting
Room. Info: 386-362-2317

Today!
Sept. 20
Office hours with Congressman
Boyd's staff in Live Oak and Branford
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Live Oak and Branford on the third
Wednesday of every month so the people of Suwannee County
have the opportunity to personally discuss issues concerning
them. Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues relating to various federal
agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff is
available for those who are not able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee offices. Office hours with Con-
gressman Boyd's staff this month will be Wednesday, Sept. 20,
from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Live Oak City Hall, Live Oak and
from 1-2:30 p.m., Town Hall, Branford.

Today!
Sept. 20
Entrepreneur of the Year award luncheon
SCORE of Suwannee Valley will host its Entrepreneur of the
Year award luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Southern
Oaks Country Club in Lake City. Florida Retail Federation
President Rick McAllister will be the featured speaker. Spon-
sor tables and individual tickets are available. SCORE is a
non-profit organization that provides free counseling to small
business. Info/tickets: SCORE office, 386-755-9026, ext.
3214 or John Pierce, 386-344-2472.


Today!
Sept. 20 .
CashFlow@ Night at
Colonial Photography
/ Richard Wright, author and photographer, will host a group
for anyone interested in playing Robert Kyosaki's board'game
CashFlow(c from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Sept. 20 at Colonial


Photography, 118 Parshley St. SW, Live Oak. CashFlow
could best be described as "Monopoly on steroids." The game
teaches money and investment strategies, and is designed to in-
crease "financial literacy." Visit www.richdad.com for more in-
formation. There is no charge and the game is open to both
novice and advanced players. Reservations required, limited
positions. Info/reservations, Richard or Sunshine, 386-362-
2223.

Thursday
Sept. 21
Branford Camera Club meeting
The Branford Camera Club will meet at Branford Public Li-
brary, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.'You are invited to join
them for Gilbert Bemardo's guide to archiving photographs.
Bring some of your pictures to share, bring your photo equip-
ment/manuals if you need help or have expertise to share, and
enjoy a fun evening! Next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 19.
Guest speaker: John Moran, a gifted landscape and wildlife
photographer who focuses on the natural Florida. Learn more
about John Moran at www.JohnMoranPhoto.com. Membership
not required. Info: Carolyn Hogue, program chair, 386-935-
2044 or technical consultants: Gilbert Bernardo, 386-935-
0340, Dick Bryant, 386-935-1977 or Dick Madden, 386-935-
0296.

Thursday
Sept. 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, and 19
Free five-week parenting series
Marianne St. Clair, life coach, will host free five-week par-
enting series to give parents new ideas, resources and insights
into parenting from 6-8:30 p.m,, Thursdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 19 at
Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 US 129 South, Live
Oak. Info: 386-364-5322.

Friday
Sept. 22
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series
presents Chief Bobby Johns Bearheart
19th annual Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series presents a
program by Perdido Bay Tribe of the Lower Muscogee Creek
Indians Chief Bobby Johns Bearheart at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept.,
22 in Phillips Dining Room, Advent Christian Village, Dowl-
ing Park. Preceding the program from 4:30-6:30 p.m. a Musco-
gee cuisine sampler will be served; Cost: ACV members: $10,
adults: $15, students, ages 13-18: $5, and children, ages 5-12:
$5; Tickets also available at a lower price for program only.
Contact: .386-658-5400, or e-mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.

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-Denver mayor Wellington
Webb.
"At United Way, our expe-
rience tells us that it takes the
whole community-working
together-to focus on what
matters most to help young
people achieve their dreams"
said Gallagher. "Our mission
is to improve people's lives
includes people of all ages,"
he continued. "The 100 Best
competition shines a national
spotlight on the communities
that truly embrace the impor-
tance of promoting healthy
development of our children-
from birth to- early adult-
hood."
About America's Promise-
The Alliance for Youth:
America's Promise is a
broad-based Alliance whose
members work together to en-
sure that all young people can
realize their full potential.
Alliance partners focus at-
tention and resources to help
every child receive the Five
Promises essential to success:
caring adults who are actively
involved in their lives; safe
places in which to learn and
grow; a healthy start toward.
adulthood; an effective educa-
tion that builds marketable
skills; and opportunities to
help others. Founded by re-
tired General Colin L. Powell,
the America's Promise Al-
liance includes nonprofit, cor-
porate and community groups
as well as individuals across
the nation. Alma J. Powell
currently serves as chair.
Among the founding partners
are the Corporation for Na-
tional and Community Ser-
vice, Points of Light Founda-
tion, The United Way of
America, Communities in
Schools and MENTOR/Na-
tional Mentoring Partnership.
America's Promise grew
out of the Presidents' Summit
for America's Future in 1997,
where Presidents Bush,
Carter, Clinton and Ford, with
Nancy Reagan representing
President Reagan, challenged
the country to make children
and youth a national priority.
President George W. Bush af-
firmed his commitment in
2001.


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man's health. Perhaps the biggest health-related albatross hanging over the heads of men is
prostate cancer, the most common form of non-skin cancer in America, according to the
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).
The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system just below the bladder. It surrounds
part of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder, and produces a fluid that forms part of
semen.
Over the next year, 234,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and that's just
inside the United States. These figures, which increase significantly when looked upon from
an international perspective, make the risk factors for prostate cancer, which are largely
genetic, an even tougher pill to swallow. Despite a nearly 100 percent cure rate when detected
early, prostate cancer continues to be a formidable foe, one that can greatly alter a man's life
depending on how quickly the cancer is detected.
Perhaps the greatest risk factor with respect to prostate cancer is age. Only 1 in every
10,000 men under the age of 40 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. While that number
seems high, it's nothing compared to the rate for men ages 40 to 59. Men in that category face
a 1 in 39 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, while men ages 60 to 79 face a 1 in
7 chance of diagnosis. In fact, PCF reports that of the 234,000 newly reported cases of
prostate cancer this year alone, 80 percent will be in men over the age of 65.
Unfortunately, whether or not a man contracts prostate cancer can be largely out of his
hands. Unlike other diseases that sometimes result as an unfortunate consequence of personal
choice, prostate cancer has as much to do with genetics as it does age. Men whose father,
brother or son have been victimized by prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the
disease, while those with two such relatives are four times as likely to be diagnosed with
prostate cancer. For men whose father, brother or son were diagnosed at a young age, the risk
increases even further, says PCF.
.The genetic risk factors don't stop there, either, as race plays a significant role in the
likelihood of a man developing prostate cancer. African-American males are 65 percent more
likely to be diagnosed and 200 percent more likely to die from prostate cancer, an alarming
number that can understandably instill a feeling of hopelessness.
Men seeking to avoid the more serious side effects of prostate cancer, which can include
death, should have regular check-ups with their physician. Over the last 30 years, 90 percent
of prostate cancer cases have been detected early, meaning there is hope after all, especially
l-hen considering the aforementioned success rate' involving darly detection cases. The high
cure rate in such cases makes keeping an eye out all the more important, as what may feel like
an inconsequential nuisance could quite possibly be a sign of something far worse. PCF warns
that the following symptoms could be indicative of a much larger problem, and anyone
suffering from any of the following should consult a physician immediately.


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likely suffering from some disorder, not the least of which is prostate cancer.
Problems urinatin,. Problems can include difficulty starting urination or an inability to
hold back.
Weak or interrupted flow. Men who notice it's suddenly and regularly taking longer to
urinate should consult a doctor and have preliminary tests taken.
SPainful'urination/ejaculation. Though a painful or burning sensation when urinating or
ejaculating can be indicative of other problems as well, both might also indicate the early
stages of prostate cancer.
Difficulty having an erection. Men who can no longer get an erection should consult a
physician and ask their doctor to check for prostate cancer.
Blood in urine or semen. Both should raise red flags instantly and a physician should be
consulted immediately.
* Frequent pain in lower back, hips or upper thighs. Physically active men should not write
these problems off as merely a consequence of exercise. Persistent and frequent pain in the,
above mentioned areas should be discussed with your physician, not solely a personal trainer
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Friday
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,
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.

Saturday
Sept. 23
John H. & Rosa Vann-Goff family reunion
The John H. & Rosa Vann Goff family reunion will be held
Saturday, Sept. 23 at McAlpin Community Center in McAlpin.
A carry-in lunch will be served at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Come early, doors will open at 10 a.m.

Saturday
Sept. 23
Bass-Cumbess family reunion
First Bass-Cumbess family reunion will be held at 5 p.m., Sat-
urday, Sept. 23 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Spirit
Lodge, US 129 North, Live Oak. Info: Lisa Harris, 386-397-
2027 or Cindy Eatmon, 386-792-2725.

Saturday
Sept. 23
Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Festival, an activity of fun things for parents to do
with their children ages 3-5, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon at
the Coliseum Complex, 1302 Eleventh Street, SW, Live Oak.
The free event is sponsored by: Association for Home and Com-
munity Educators (HCE) and Extension Service Fami Nutri-
tion Program. Info: 386-362-2771.

Saturday
Sept. 23
Boys and Girls Club
organizational meeting
A meeting to bring a Boys and Girls Club to Live Oak will
I meet at 5 p.m., Sept. 23 in the dining hall at First Advent Chris-
tian Church, 509 Pi newood Drive, Lie Oak Free spaghetti din-
n. er. \\e can change anything in'our comnumnit if we want to
badly enough, however, it takes all of us to make it happen. Info:
Yvonne Scott, 386-362-2789; Pastor Jeffrey Dove, 386-867-
1868; or Marti Carver, 386-688-0332.

Saturday
Sept. 23
Civil War Expo
Civil War Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 23 at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, located on
US 90, 15 miles from Lake City and 50 miles from Jacksonville.
Cost: donation of $3 per vehicle; Info: 3A6-397-7009 or 386-
758-0400 or ww.FloridaStateParks.org/olustee.

Saturday
'Sept. 23
Day of Praise and Prayer
Rally in Lake City
Day of Praise and Prayer Rally in Lake City will begin with
the blowing of the shofa at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at Memo-
rial Football Stadium in Lake City. Praise Rally,,sponsored by
Profound Prophecy International, will include music by local
ministries. Prayer Rally, sponsored by Lake City Womens
Aglow Lighthouse, begins at 6 p.m. with pastors leading the
community in corporate prayer. Info: Suzanne Dyer, 386-208-
9504 or Jesten Peters, 386-719-8941,
www.profundprophesy.com.

Saturday
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
fashion family get-together! Eating utensils, plates, ice, cups
and napkins will be furnished. Info: Doyle Roberson, 334-279-
8478.

Saturday
Sept. 23
Appalachian market basket class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs will hold an Appalachian market 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.

Saturday
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://sos.sun-
countryjamboree.com/ for more information or,to musi-
cliveshere.com.

Saturday
Sept. 23 '
Equine microchip clinic
at Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Hurricane season is still here, and horse owners 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 Nqrtheast Florida Dressage Association.
Info: Chris Dunn, 904-626-1990.

Register now!
Deadline Sept. 25
Rural business entrepreneurial conference
zFAMU"Cooperat ie E xtension 'Program is 'sponsoriiingja rural
business entrepreneurial conference entitled. "Creating Busi-
ness Success," Sunday-Wednesday, Oct. 8-11 at Ramada Inn
and Conference Centers, 2900
North Monroe Street, Tallahas-
see; Note: Group rates avail-
able based on availability up
to three days before confer-
ence, Mike Kelly, 850-386-
1061. Late registration dead-
line is Monday, Sept. 25.;
Cost: $200 or if you commute
$25 per day; Info: Sandra Har-
ris-Thompson, sandra.thomp-
son@famu.edu, 850-561-2190
or Phillip Petway, 386-362-
2771.,

Tuesday
Sept. 26
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa- -
tion) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Sept. 26 at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the .
Madison campus. TABE is re- 7I
quired for acceptance into vo-


cational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registra-
tion is required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Sept. 28-reception
Oct. 2-Nov. 12-exhibition
Exhibition of art by local artists Betty
Blitch and Linda Blondheim
Smith North View Hospital in Valdosta, Ga. generously wel-
comes artists from the Southern Artists League to exhibit their
work in the hospital lobby and public spaces. Betty Blitch and
Linda Blondheim, from north central Florida, are very excited
to have their work in exhibition Monday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Nov.
12. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thurs-
day, Sept. 28.

Thru Sept. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Sept. 28, on Brown
Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238, CR 135, Turner Road,
SR 100, Trotter's Road, 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, CR249, CR 137, CR 251, CRP146, 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 as.bad brakes, worn
tires and defective lighting equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license
laws of Florida. The Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective means of enforcing the equipment and drive's li-
cense laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all mo-
torists.

Sept. 30
Suwannee County Open
Youth Goat & Sheep Show
Suwannee Coiunr Open Youth Goat & Sheep Sho, invites
all youth to participate in the event to be held at 10 a.m., Sept.
30 in the covered arena at Suwannee Cotumit Fair Grounds in
Live Oak. The one day show is open to all Nouth ip to 18, in- '
.cluding 4-H and FFA members, in Su amnnee County and sur-
,rounding counties. First through sixth place ribbons and grand,,
reserve and over all a, ards will be offered Sponsors: GHS
Boer Goats, Glade Ridge Goats, Seashine Farms., TomHill Saw
Inc., Hill Family Farm, Breezy Hill Ranch, Sampson's Family
Farms. Info: http://www.geocities.com/goatshows or call Janet
Sampson, 386-330-2302.

Participants register now!
,Dec, 5,-9
Great Florida Cattle Drive of Qught 6

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Florida Agricultural Museum presents "Great Florida Cattle
Drive of Ought 6" Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 5-9 beginning just
south of Kissimmee and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena in
Kenansville; Note: Friday, Dec. 9, trails end celebration for
participants and the public at Silver Spurs Arena in Kenans-
ville; Info/participant registration: 352-429-0100, www.florida-
cattledrive.com.

Visit Now!
"Hatching the Past: The
Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt"
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host
a traveling exhibit "Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg
Hunt" Sept. 16-Jan. 7, 2007. Cost: $4 adults, $2 ages 3-12;
Note: Special opening day events scheduled. Butterfly Rainfor-
est admission is $8.50 for adults ($7.50 for Florida residents
with ID) and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. Info: 352-846-2000,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Buy tickets now!
Broadway's "Chita Rivera:
The Dancer's Life" in Gainesville
University of Florida Performing Arts presents "Chita
Rivera: The Dancer's Life," for one performance only at 3
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31 in Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts
Center, Gainesville; Cost: $50 front orchestra/mezzanine; $40
mid-orchestra; $35 rear orchestra; $30 balcony; Note: Tickets
available from Phillips Center Box Office, 352-392-2787 or
toll-free 800-905-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com; Info: Merle
Frimark, 212-819-1133, merle@merlefrimarkpr.com.

Visit now!
Human-size digital moth prints
on display at Florida Museum
"Moths: Beauty and Biodiversity" is on display at the Flori-
da Museum of Natural History in Gainesville through Dec. 31.
The digital prints by renowned artist Joseph Scheer are large


format, high resolution scans that bring the structure and beau-
ty of moths to life. This exhibition of 24 images, some of
which transform small moths into human-size prints. His work
has been featured in more than 120 books and periodicals in-
cluding National Geographic. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Volunteer now!
Nov. 4-5
Volunteers needed for 25th Annual
Downtown Festival & Art Show
City of Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs needs volunteers for its 25th Annual Down-
town Festival & Art Show to be.held Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-
5 in Gainesville; Info/to volunteer: Linda Piper, 352-334-5064
or www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

Apply now!
Deadline Sunday, Oct. 1
Ag in the Classroom Mini-Grants
Florida Farm Bureau Federation remind Florida teachers to
apply before the deadline Sunday, Oct. 1 for its $250 Ag in the
Classroom Mini-Grants projects that integrate agriculture;
Info/application: download application from Web site
http://floridafarmbureau.org/programs teachersMiniGrants.asp
x.

Oct. 2-Nov. 12
Exhibition of art by local artists Betty
Blitch and Linda Blondheim
Smith North View Hospital in Valdosta, Ga. generously wel-
comes artists from the Southern Artists League to exhibit their
work in the hospital lobby and public spaces. Betty Blitch and
Linda Blondheim, from north central Florida, are very excited
to have their work in exhibition Monday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Nov:
12.

Oct. 3
Democratic
Executive
Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democra-
tic 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
Sthe meeting. All Democrats are
mI lied to join us in participat-
Sing iro the Democratic Process.
Nleetings ar held thefirst
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 or-'
chid show and sale Friday -
Sunday, Oct. 6-8. Schedule:
Friday, noon-4 par.: Saturday.N
9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday 10
a.m.-4 p.m. AOS judging; ven-
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Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-7056
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monthly. If allowed, any withdrawal of pi
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dors welcome; Pinellas County Extension/Florida Botanical
Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774. Info: Pam
Heath, 727-518-2436, or pheath2@tampabay.rr.com.

Oct. 7
Public speaking workshop for youth 12-18
Suwannee County Conservation District and Suwannee
County Extension Service will host a public speaking work-
shop for youth ages 12-18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7
at Suwannee County Extension Service, 1302 Eleventh Street,
Live Oak; Cost: no charge; Note: open to the public; pre-regis-
tration required; lunch provided; Info/registration: 386-362-
2622, ext. 3 or 386-362-2771.

Register now!
Oct. 14
Watercolor class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will offer a
class in watercolor landscape painting from 9:30 a.m.-2:30
p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 in Craft Square; Cost: $35; Note: ad-
vance registration required, limited to six students; Info: 386-
397-1920, www.stephenfostercso.org or www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster.

Oct. 14
18th Florida Rail Fair
The 18th Florida 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
for 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, hardware 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 now. Anyone interested in a two-day booth, to enter the en-,
tertaining or the parade, contact Leta Hawkins, 386-294-1697.
Info: Chamber of Commerce, 386-294-2705 or Jim or Cheryl
Hollis 386-294-3377.

October Oct. 14-15
2006 Florida Butterfly Festival
The inaugural Florida Butterfly Festival will be held Satur-
da\-Stinda\. Qct. 14-15, at the Universar of Flodrid'Cultural
Plaza and other r'ej locations. including Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens, Morningside Nature Center, Paynies Prairie Preserve
State Park, Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo and
the Thomas Center. The Florida Museum of Natural History in
Gainesville is planning the festival with several community
partners, including the Arts Association of Alachua County,
Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau, City of
Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Af-
fairs, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art. The festival Web site also in-
cludes an event schedule and information about travel, semi-
nars, field trips, children's activities and other events. Vendor
and sponsor information will be added as it becomes available.
Festival visitors also may tour the Florida Museum's Butterfly
Rainforest exhibit and new butterfly wildflower demonstration
garden, which the museum
plans to open this year. Info:
3 52-846-2000, ext. 200 or visit
CD Speciamls www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterfly-

Oct. 24
OL* LCCC presents

Irish Times
APY Tuesday, Oct. 24 Lake City
Community College features
Tomaseen Foley's Irish Times,
a look to the past through
Tomiseen Foley's Irish Times'
parade of traditional Irish
5.59% Interest Rate dancing and song. Performance
begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Levy
Performing Arts Center on the
1 A'* campus of LCCC. Info: 386-
1 M17Mh. CD 754-4340.
5.50% o Oct. 26
II interest Rate Irish stories,
music and dance
NFCC Artist Series presents
* n .*. Tomiseen Foley's Irish Times
7 11 Mh. CD Thursday, Oct. 26 at Van H.
S5.45% Priest Auditorium, NFCC cam-
Interest Rate pus, Madison. Info/tickets:
5 850-973-1653,
ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.
*Limited time offer


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n Dec. 5-9
Great Florida Cattle
WWWpt~a1 0 ~Drive of Ought 6
Florida Agricultural Museum
d above is based on the assumption that all presents "Great Florida Cattle
Withdrawal of interest before maturity will
in interest compounded daily and posted Drive of Ought 6" Tuesday-
rincipal before the maturity date will result Saturday, Dec. 5-9beginning


urate as of 07/26/2006 Member FDIC 9
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just south of Kissimmee and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena
in Kenansville; Note: Friday, Dec. 9, trails end celebration for
participants and the public at Silver Spurs Arena in Kenans-
ville; Info/participant registration: 352-429-0100, www.florida-
cattledrive.com.

Visit Now!
"Hatching the Past: The Great
Dinosaur Egg Hunt"
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host
a traveling exhibit "Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg
Hunt" Sept. 16-Jan. 7, 2007. Cost: $4 adults, $2 ages 3-12;
Note: Special opening day events scheduled. Butterfly Rainfor-
est admission is $8.50 for adults ($7.50 for Florida residents
with ID) and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. Info: 352-846-2000,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Visit now!
Human-size digital moth prints
on display at Florida Museum'
"Moths: Beauty and Biodiversity" is on display at the Flori-
da Museum of Natural History in Gainesville through Dec. 31.
The digital prints by renowned artist Joseph Scheer are large
format, high resolution scans that bring the structure and beau-
ty of moths to life. This exhibition of 24 images, some of
which transform small moths into human-size prints. His work
has been featured in more than 120 books and periodicals in-
cluding National Geographic. Info: 352-846-2000, or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Buy tickets now!,
Dec. 31
Broadway's "Chita Rivera: The
Dancer's Life" in Gainesville
University of Florida Performing Arts presents "Chita
Rivera: The Dancer's Life," for one performance only at 3
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31 in Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts
Center, Gainesville; Cost: $50 front orchestra/mezzanine; $40
mid-orchestra; $35 rear orchestra; $30 balcony; Note: Tickets
available from Phillips Center Box Office, 352-392-2787 or
toll-free 800-905-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com; Info: Merle
Frimark, 212-819-1133, merle@merlefrimarkpr.com.

Nov. 4-5
Suwannee County Animal
Services Animal Expo 2006
Suwannee County Animal Services will, hold its first Animal
Expo 2006 Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5 at Suwannee County
Fairgrounds; Live Oak to emphasize animal education and
public awareness. Join them for great fun, food, live music and
events for the whole family on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
and Sunday. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. E\ents scheduled: 50-50
draw ins- servicee dogs: face painting. guest speakers; dog talent
show: dog demonstrations: fl\ ball, police k-9, Frisbee and
agility; kids fingerprinting booth; animal identification mi-
crochip booth: barrel racing demonstrations; Coins in the
Haystack game for kids; Suwannee County's version of Cow-
boy U for adults; information on hurricane preparedness anid
pet friendly shelter; and more. Meet Joe, the special rescued
horse. Admission $3 per person, kids under 12 free. Dogs are
welcome if on leash held by adults, people friendly and piles
are picked up by you if needed.

Nov. 4-5
Downtown Festival & Art
Show in Gainesville
The 25th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, presented
by the City of Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs, will be held in historic downtown
Gainesville, from City Hall-to the Hippodrome State Theater,
Nov.. 4-5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival will showcase the
best in fine art, music and food; free and open to the public.
Info: 352-334-ARTS or 352-334-2787, www.gvlculturalaf-
fairs.org.

Nov. 7
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
US 129 North, Live Oak. A sit-down dinner 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.

Nov. 9
LCCC presents Hollie Vest's
Live Tribute to Tina Turner
Thursday, Nov. 9 Lake City Community College brings you
Hollie Vest's Live Tribute to Tina Turner. Hear Vest vivacious-
ly and authentically perform the ultimate tribute to Tina Turn-
er. Both 'her appearance and voice are the perfect reflection of
the "Queen of Rock 'n Roll" herself. Vest performs in Las Ve-
gas yearly and her presentation is considered an "ultimate ex-
perience" for Tina Turner fans. Performance begins at 7:30
p.m. at the Levy Performing Arts Center on the campus of
LCCC Info: 386-754-4340.

Nov. 11
Shoebox Run
Shoebox Run to benefit Operation Christmas Child will be


held Saturday, Nov. 11. Ride from your home area to the Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park Campground in Live Oak. Bring
a gift filled shoebox per each rider or adopt a shoebox per rid-
er. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Info: Colleen Ruehl, P 0
Box 987, Crawfordville, FL 32326 or call 850-556-1787.

Nov. 30
The Nutcracker
NFCC Artist Series presents The Nutcracker (Dance Alive
National Ballet) at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, at Van H. Priest
Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison. Info/tickets: 850-973-


1653, ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.

Buy tickets now!
Broadway's "Chita Rivera:
The Dancer's Life" in Gainesville
University of Florida Performing Arts presents "Chita
Rivera: The Dancer's Life," for one performance only at 3
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31 in Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts
Center, Gainesville; Cost: $50 front orchestra/mezzanine; $40
mid-orchestra; $35 rear orchestra; $30 balcony; Note: Tickets
available from Phillips Center Box Office, 352-392-2787 or
toll-free 800-905-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com; Info: Merle
Frimark, 212-819-1133, merle@merlefrimarkpr.com.

Visit now!
"Hatching the Past: The
Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt"
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will.
host a traveling exhibit "Hatching the Past: The Great Di-
nosaur Egg Hunt" Sept. 16-Jan. 7, 2007. Cost: $4 adults, $2
ages 3-12; Note: Special opening da', e% ents scheduled. But-
terfly Rainforest admission is $8.50 for adults ($7.50 for
Florida residents with ID) and $4.50 for children ages 3-12.
Info: 352-846-2000, w\ w.flninh ufl.edu.

Visit now!
Human-size digital moth prints
on display at Florida Museum
"Moths: Beauty and Biodi% ersit,," is on display at the
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville through
Dec. 31. The digital print by reno% 'ned artist Joseph Scheer
are large format, high resolution scans that bring the struc-
ture and beauty of moths to life. This exhibition of 24 im-
ages, some of I\ which transform small moths into human-size
prints. His work has been featured in more than 120 books
and periodicals including National Geographic. Info: 352-1
846-2000, or visit wwvw.flmnih.ufl.edu.

Dec. 5
Democratic Executive
Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will
meet Tuesday, Dec. 5. at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
US 129 North. Live Oak. A sit-do6 n dinner 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
invited to join us in participating in the Democratic Process.
Meetings are held the first Tues.da3 of each month.
Info/RSVP for dinner: Monica. 386-330-2036.


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Dec. 5-9
Great Florida Cattle Drive of Ought 6
Florida Agricultural Museum presents "Great Florida Cat-
tle Drive of Ought 6" Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 5-9 beginning
just south of Kissimmee and end at the new Silver Spurs
Arena in Kenansyille; Note: Friday, Dec. 9, trails end. cele-
bration for participants and the public at Silver Spurs Arena
in Kenansville; Info/participant registration: 352-429-0100,
www.floridacattledrive.com.

Buy tickets now!
Thru Dec. 31
Human-size digital moth prints
on display at Florida Museum
"Moths: Beauty and Biodiversity" is on display at the
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville through
Dec. 31. The digital prints by renowned artist Joseph Scheer
are large format, high resolution scans that bring the struc-
ture and beauty of moths to life. This exhibition of 24 im-
ages, some of which transform snall moths into human-size
prints. His work has been featured in more than 120 books
and periodicals including National Geographic. Info: 352-
;846-2000, or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Dec. 31
Broadway's "Chita Rivera:
The Dancer's Life" in
Gainesville Dec. 31
University of Florida Performing Arts presents "Chita
Rivera: The Dancer's,Life," for one performance only at ,3
p.m., SLinda',. Dec. 31 in Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts
Center, Gainesville; Cost: $50 front orchestra/mezzanine;
$40 mid-orchestra; $35 rear orchestra; $30 balcony; Note:-
Tickets available from Phillips Center Box Office, 352-392-
2787 or toll-free 800-905-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com;
Info: Merle Frimark, 212-819-1133, merle@mer-
lefrimarkpr.com.

Visit Now!
Ends Jan. 7, 2007
"Hatching the Past: The
Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt"
Florida Museum of Natural Histor. in Gaines\ ille will'-
host a traveling exhibit "Hatching the Past: The Great Di-
nosaur Egg Hunt" Sept. 16-Jan. 7, 2007. Cost: $4 adults. S2
ages 3-12; Note: Special opening day events scheduled. But-
terfly Rainforest admission is $8s. 50 for adults ($7.50 for ,
Florida residents with ID) and $4.50 for children, ages 3-1.2.
Info: 352-846-2000, \\il \ flmnh.ufl.edu.


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Section D
September 2021, 2006
-386362-1734
ITXTID A T1' VflTIP ./TnWTU .h YrtT 800-525-4182
.7.,,1P A FVOUP, NEED A RIDE?


S Real Estates Listings Employment Opportunities and Services Car, Trucks and Motorcycles


Hines Place Subdivision JacKson leignhts suaivision
Beaultiul 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
Owner/Broker

ag NEC RPS 1-800-805-7566 1-800-771-5110
agency, inc. 1 0 0 0 5 --.-0.


P POole ieai-y, inc.
* a 123 E. Howard Street
A 3 Live Oak, FL 32064


PHNE 386683


PHONE:- 38-3624539
roLL F-RrEa. 1-800-557-7478

(EMAIL: info@pooierecaty.com )


Lighthouse Realty
So Norh Flonria. In.
C,,rnvir oif H ,i 27 & l-l.i 51, MN.Ia Flt.onda
Heather M. Neill, Broker
I'iHON: 13i b6I 29-1-.131
Search the MILS at \\\13.LIGIHTHOLiSEREA\LYf.LIS


OPEN HOUSE ON V
SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
FROM 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
ON ABOVE LISTED
PROPERTIES
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' FIVE ACRES on pa'ed road, near toI n. Restrir[ed t.v I 5i -q ft
ho. h.me St9.5i'i Call Ronme Poole. 302-4539 MLSP52:.2
S\FFORD.\BLE acreage, i. NOT a dinn of tHie pa.l' You n.u -c
: this beajuiiriul l a:re: priced r liht at i'Ci,.i). Cjall L%,rin Brannon.
1 1.i-N1L\B, MLSrr-r051

WATERFRONT PROPERr\- V\',irindr!u! I..eetlerrd, rc-a.a.\
enijo., lishirin cicamliring :, r .us rel in l Lot hIai el!c .a j :ri i uri e,
arid buldablh C ddiir.inal lo ...iiiji-la le .n C:i."1: altl Saildrj
S errells. r'--, l I3 kHtLS _.-4f14 "'
THIS 3 \CRES in i-laminilrn.r Co.unr, ..uiirifl' LI.,co I.I-i fo li
Ca;. ommriTiul e 1,, iurroiurrdingl caIes Tra'. el d.J... r. 3 n a ending rio d to
',O'ur ne .. homi Ti ic' iul. 3 134.11i.1. i 0 .. ner trt .aicii.an g a J il bl. C..il
Lori AlhIn. 2,i.-1-444:. i ,L r r2i 4,:I
i 10 ACREs ju i minue- friim to' I Pro ac, plus ,-.eutIftul peca!i a&
oa3 tree_- \\:auld male a b,.ulirul hl ipT-,it Tl,. loi I. tl'c t.d jrand
alr aj iia i .;.ell ,: n I[ i ( nn,,si Ii on, or ri lIst lI:.-ig at
$1 .I 5 l,' L r.l ir.. in Dee:. .:'.2- l. M LS' 5234 r.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL a. ,...u oir o,-,n ilie ,inl ,.t I. l
Sui.m re. an e Ri rI el r i ':ui.r r I a re lot[ iii the I rJl- Subd i r- i .
gTear plja' for : Our i e h ...in Or Our juti.in II j., I .1
( Call N,.lda -i- alcher. rO ,s.M :i," r.LLS5r .44-l I
SLO(VELY 3!2 D\ MH. FP. dinirngc & Lrea.fi are. ..er, ,:,pen
tfl.i. phln f'r..ni -i l' polu:cie- 2 ace: .IOL : : rpeirn jrd
Snaij[ler-.;J oik- -.-i: f r e .ll e i' l, .:d.i dil lalgeC t.Crin
al ., 2 car .lejC hied garage ., >:n:r.ie lI.:or. elect 2 R' -hlheler-
'.123.5' 1 : a ll E I, .a a lighli. l l 2-24 '' .:,r
v.-.. encljghulihlg *;..n MILSu5,n.


WELCOME TO THE GOOD LIFE! Thi- I 2 acre rier lort is
perfect for ti-ring. carn being. ',r rela.ing It has a v.cll. sepitc tan1.
.md pull along camper to 1:,i '. illt the properTy Even floranng dock
cO.m.Te- .. ili tile laj d i-0 ':'.i Call Ben Fekula. o 4-l-113-4.5 71 I
ML5#5-S.4I
2 \CRES IN LEE. '.er, prerr, l: ...il. tree; foki ,.our hoInesite
pr.R d t,:. .ell $2 1.iI' Call Sl a i Ne.c ll 3,2-55C -5 '.tM LS -4 52-4
IN ESTMIEN I OPPORILINITN EXTRAORDINARY! Mobile
hole p...k .. ilt I r,.hl c lircime. i: locJicd in .J-.. ri.,-i-C Jasper.
A. i1.Itl 'C'r:I.i.III D .r.'t de jla, ci ll lda, Pan FI. .lcr 3,4-S4.-1.17
rI L 5 4 .i ;'3
INVESTORIS LOOK! ir' i jrd i l .d land at hi, price 3c 1 acre;
liclh al-d dr, L,-caicd -.i rl. ic, ri.er :f r -: g:radd i r,..id Propoerl,
ha: planted pirne' ipro i. I i 1 -old arid -.,-,irsi I:,.' ,- l old oaks.
Or.il, ,-5'.. pCr acic (: I! P. D ..i.. i. 5r 1:1''- 1 M L 4-l'. 43
BUILT IN 200u3. tlur. i,.:..e ,- in ihlc aiiA't of Li e l:aI C(lose C to
* rli ,ppineg arid .,Ihi.::lI 3 2'. I inr. .t q t fireplace. garau pe. maple
cajbiei n acnd moile' G lei r gltlh..ri...l-d' d iut.ri.rni Call Lot a, lban p
li:d r,, 2i -444,. .tLS t52 -r3
OWNER FIN\N(-ING in i.: g'c-iu.. + a:i[e parcel l,,ad,:d .a
pecan i-L Ire argce a i. iha, bjrrn r. ctll & l-pii: Properr., lha.r td
.IH ,.,- c.,, It e in i..- ,:,u build i rn iOI C.ii 11 Neldja jliic er.
3l ,,-.,n .-5 'i," '. l L5 -5.4 '-1'-u
HOM E BLIlT .r, In .l. i- l .I o' oer :lcoincrei 'iock -',h sq 1:
o-n a-cre: Large .Z jle al nd dog 'c ods i .ue-L i b ir .I -i:ld "AS
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362-1734


CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE


1-800-525-4182


HELPING HANDS MEDICAL FREE DIRECT 4 Room System! APARTMENT, nice 2Bd/1Ba,
Opportunities EQUIPMENT New Motorized Appliances No Credit Card Required! All 250+ furnished, hardwood floors, new
A LOCAL VEND BIZ $6r695. Wheelchairs "No Cost" If Eligible. First Day Channels Free 4 Months with NFL appliances, private deck right on
Complete, Must Sell. 866-823-0223 Scooters / Hospital Beds / Manual FIrst Day Sunday Ticket! Free DVR! Also, Pickett Lake. References Required.
loAIN #1502523 Chairs. All Diabetic Supplies. We HOTPOINT REFRIGERATOR side Dish Network! $19.99! 1-800-574- $500 mo. + $500 Dep. Call 386-935-
ANNOUNCEMENTS ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Accept Medicare & Private by side w/ice and water dispenser in 2260. 3638
&FudYou Earn $800 in a Day? 30 Insurance. Free Delivery 1-877-, door. Almond color,$300.00 Call 386-Garage/Yard Sales Condominiums
t & FoundMachines and Free Candy AllFor 667-7088 954-335-1564 209-0577GarageardSales Condominiums
S. ln, .... .........A|,. Hablamos Espanol. D it, t CANDY APPLE MACH.. lift chair, CONDO FOR SALE!


LOST DOG about 501bs., limps.
Name is Mollie; German Pointer,
very friendly, Dark Chocolate Brown.
Lost on 193rd Rd. Clayland
Community. Please call 386-776-
2527.
Auctions
AUCTION E. Tennessee Riverfront
& Mountain View Property Oct. 28th
@ 10 AM 92/acres in 16 tracts.
Call Bill Century 21 Howe Realty &
Auction 800-337-9356 /
C21howe@aol.com /
www.c21 Howe.cdm
Special Notices
First Day
GUN SHOW
September 30 & October 1, 2006
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Hwy 247 Lake City, FL
Sat. 9:00-4:00, Sun 9:00-3:00
Concealed Weapons Classes Twice
Daily. For info: 904-461-0273





BUSINESS SERVICES
First Day
IF YOU OWN LAND I may be able to
owner finance a new or
used mobilehome for you 386-365-
8549
STEEL BUILDINGS

Shops Barns Arenas
24x 30 to 100 x 200 or custom built!
Will Deliver & Erect.
Call Bennie Coleman at:
J.L. Dupree Construction
386-754-5678 .


$'9,995. 88all 1 7-5-/oo-o34u
AIN#BO2000033 Call Us: We Will
Not Be Undersold!
Miscellaneous
AVON DECANTERS for sale.
approximately 20 old Avon
Decanters. $20.00. Approximately 20
old soda bottles $20.00, or $30.00
for all. Call 792-2487 before 5 p.m.
938-3709 after 5 p.m.
First Day
BATH & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
at wholesale prices ,now available to
the public! 'Visit
www.angelajohnsonthegiftlane.com.
U PICK PEAS $10,00 Bushel. Call
Ben Hingson 386-776-1197. Open
Monday, Sept. 4th.





FINANCIAL SERVICES




PERSONAL SERVICES
WANTED: Christian Couple to
share 3Bd/2Ba MH. 5 Mi. S of Live
Oak off Hwy 129. $200.00 mo. and
20 hrs yard & house in exchange for
assisted living for 70 yr. old male.
References, background check; no
smoking, drugs or pets. Many extras,
call for Info. 386-364-7047
Health Care
STAIR LIFTS Trouble Climbing
Your Stairs? New Reconditioned'
- Rentals Free Installation -
"Florida Stair Lifts"- 1-877-850-6781


EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Want to be a CNA?-
Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes, day/eve, in
Lake City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 10/02/06.
Call 386-755-4401





PETS
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Sale
CHINCHILLAS Luxurious coats,
Piebald $99.00 Sapphire $125.00.
Serious inquiries only. 386-208-0909
Pets for Free
PUPPIES FREE TO GOOD HOME
(7) Cataholla Leopard / Border
Collie/Auzzie Shepherd mix. 2 male,
5 female. Beautiful, must see! Great
disposition. 1st shots, paper trained.
Call 386-364-2199 days or 386-497-
3926 after 8pm.




AGRICULTURE





MERCHANDISE


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

386-330-2567
226315-F


iirst uay
NEW 3 MO. OLD WHIRLPOOL,
Refrigerater $350.00 and New 3 mo..
Old Range, $250.00 Call 386-776-
1962
Building Materials
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS
HARDWOOD FLOORING from .99'
CENTS SQ. FT. Exotics, Oak
Bamboo, Prefinished & Unfinished.
Bellawood w/50 year prefinish, plus
A Lot Morel We Deliver Anywhere,
5 Florida Locations, 800-FLOORING
(356-6746)
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.
Electronics
RENT-A-GEEK On-Site & Remote
Support, Virus & Spyware Removal,
Hardware & Software Repair,
Network Design & 'Setup, Etc.
www.Geeksoc.com 1-866-601-4907
Furniture
MEMORY FOAM, ALL VISCO
New Orthopedic NASA Mattresses
25 Year Warranty ,Cost $1995, sell,
$398. Queen; $498 King. All sizes
available. Fast Free Florida
Delivery, Original TempurPedic &
Dormia from $699. Guaranteed
Best Price! Electric Adjustables.
24hours. Toll free 1-866-476-0289;
Store Numbers: Hillsborough 813-
889-9020; Pinellas 727-733-9334;
Sarasota 941-929-7570; Polk 863-
,299-4811; Dade 305-651-0506;
Broward 954-364-4989. Member
BBB. www.mattressdr.com'


Miscellaneous


ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
AT HOME. Nationally accredited
since 1971. Tuition $399/Easy
payment plan. Free Brochure. 1-800-
470-4723, American Academy; visit
our Web @
www.diplomaathome.com.

BATHTUB REFINISHING ... Renew
/. 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
ROOMSI 240+ Channels! Starts
$19.99/month! Free Movie,
Channels! Free DVR! Free iPod
Shuffle! Free HD Upgrade! Call
Now, Always Open! 1-800-680-
8373 '


Din. RM. 4 Chairs & Table, Frig.,
Washer, Round'Table, Mantle, Cook
Stove, 1890 Antique, Wheel Barrow,
books and loads of Misc. FRI. & SAT.
9/22, 23. 7-5p.m. 21393 76th St.




RECREATION

Boats/Supplies
First Day
COBIA 16' W/90hp EVENRUDE &
TRAILER, 1982. New water pump,
new charging reastat, new teleflex
steering, 2 new tires and new birnini
top. Asking $2300
Call 386-658-1106

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




REALFOR RENT


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
newspaper are available on an equal


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
opportunity basis. To complain of,
discrimination call HUD toll-free 1-
800-669-9777. The toll-free number
for the hearing impaired is 1-800-
927-9275


To place your ad in the


Classified Marketplace, call Tami


at 386-362-1734 today!


Prestigious private gated Atlantic
East Condominium, 2 bed, 2 bath,
furnished ready for your first
vacation, very clean, bottom floor,
located at Crescent Beach near St.
Augustine. New tile floors, roof just
redone, pool arid ocean view. tennis
court, clear reach, awesome
location for children $575,000.00 Call
386-362-6011


Houses for Rent
First Day
BRICK HOME, CLEAN 2BD/1BTH,
Central Air, no pets. 514 SE 1st Ave.
Jasper $550.00 Mo. First, last &
security. Call: Judi: 386-752-4663
First Day
HOUSE FOR RENT 3BR, 1.5Bth,
cntrl air, fridge, stove in downtown,'
Live Oak. $700 + utilities, $400
security deposit. References, non-
smokers, no pets call for appt. 386-
362-1837 days or after 6pm 386-
362-6156 ask for Ellen.
First Day
HOUSE FOR RENT. 3Bd/2Ba, Den,
Fireplace, Dining Room, Eat in
Kitchen, Carport, CHA, New Carpet,
'Fresh Paint, Near Schools. $750 mo.
386-362-6936'

First Day
SIX-ROOM HOUSE filled with
original, palnings. One pairing cy
the artist sold for $10 000 TyO and
one half acres ol grounds Beaulul
party spot on the grounds. Golf drive
net. Five hole par three golf course
$700 per month. Call James Johnson
at 386-688-0297. 11747 110th St.
South on route. 129. 2 miles south
from PuhDl.. Third house -from corner
of 129-110 'St. counting corner
house.

Three BD/One BA in Suwannee
County, FL. 2,000 sq ft home on 80
acres. Barn, fenced "& cross-fenced,
mostly pasture. Great for livestock.
$2,000. per month. Call J.W. Hill &
Associates at 386-362-3300 for
more details. BACKGROUND
CHECKS AND REFERENCES
REQUIRED ON ALL RENTALS.

Mobile Homes for rent
First Day
MOBILE HOME 2Bd/2Ba in McAlpin,
FL. $500 mo + security deposit. Call
386-623-0713 or 386-364-5013


," FRI"UI'I' BASKET %WVJ.1r,I II'1 i.heg'c ]II,)
REM'.ODELED[)ah neCCIr,:,c.f serb-zr h3re tyi ruo i,J, 0.,mu rd. HI:i rec I
capt cerarniL 1.10 hoe iaz IIfice' iz lon iz "11,a 31I brick hvmc- theIr
rerri-yer.tor~s.I, r. ,iLU tL-rcughi ncl. .:-..-rrr', nr.Cmrrhcppiir,p .and 0.11 jr fromT
honTe Irj l.01 --[feet ~NILS.. Call '.:h''c.i-l; Itr Mi LS~'iIIIC311i
kimrbcl V..'or~e ,lriJSJur,-isI .. "

LAND AND MORE!
118 %CRES Nearithe N~1oatiolFoerv. Grei-r huringri~ erriL;r, .and 01LLLUrYL",
lot, o pmJc NI LS 55115 Call PaUia L3%srencc e 'r~~ ~

EASY 'COA'LIN[ITE Nice ) acre o *-ur inin-rancll' Nc.mlar Ir,.in tL'.'.f
lf.ILS i5li1' Call ;harolr clder 3n,5.l,'iJ

COUNTRY LIFE calling you? 5.kcre; i.' nic re rolli Pj).ed road Build
%crur dre~rn ho.mel NILS 55,10I Call _Sh~runfl Sdr ',6.3(ii,. 120i3
REDUCED! 42 mobile home on Brandon Dri'.c' Take j, h. 'I. rdaN ar thre3
greatbuyl rb SnloivflJ NlLS 4z3-2LCall Bot. D,.-endorf 3m.-6i21-

10.4 ACRES QLuiL- counirr', kcairr.i~ol. ;eptic jnd po'Aer pole. 1% IL'S
ill119 Call jack Ranikin 3.S6i.0"i .


FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BADWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.

FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
,WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE

INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
226322-F


SSun & Stars Realty, LLC*:
Let Us Help You Reach For Your Dreams
... . 1 2 locations to


SA,:e Lr.: in 1 l.e Creei iear Gull
in Taylor ICourv. Sr.i-Iir & Setup for
RV Concreie Dnveva.3v nld Paii,)
L rI.' n'm r extra,' i A4 1..' D0er.jj
Hward ,ilu.0'0i Owrner sl.
imanc.-

37.4 ACRES IN MADISON CO.
.Great Still Huni Land. Zoned
Ag. Lots of Deer, Turkey, and
Ouail. No Utilities, but adjacent
parcel has Power. $245,000.
Ask for Debby Howard

"Small


4221 N CR 53
DAY FL 32013
386-294-3671

119 E GREEN
ST, STE 207A,
ep walr 207A PERRY
auiilul FLORIDA 32347
.:..:. ma,nv 850-223-1849,
t .t CELL
386-590-0848
100 dcres ready foi development
in the iry limits of Perry Flonda
Adloin- eisling subdivision.


2 Acres m/1 just outside of City .11.500 per a,(e
Limits in Perry, nice trees- ,AS r 10r Debie Caihour,
I ;*, 6 MH orn 1.6 Acre-i n Tav.ir $28,600. Ask for Debbie Calhoun.
C.'unrtv 2 CarCarpri J.70C,00 www.sunandstarsrealty.com
AiI y:,r Debbie Cahour n Email: debbyh @comcast.net

Town Service Big Time Results!"
A .&T


STORMS & OUTAGES
Long before a storm or hurricane threatens, SVEC stands ready to respond.
When the storm hits, our employees roll up their sleeves and go to work to
restore power interrupted by the sorm's fury.


Customers who lose power should
contact SVEC. When the call is
answered, the location of the outage is
recorded automatically by SVEC
automated outage-reporting system.
Customers can also speak directly to a
company representative if available.
SVEC brings in additional employees '
to respond to customer calls during
major storms, and it has dramatically "
increased the number of incoming d
telephone lines for its outage-
reporting system. But customers may A
experience busy signals and longer- J
than-normal waits during times of
high call volumes.

Here are a few tips to follow for your safety:
* If someone In your he' ap pendent on medical equipment
requiring electri!i.,, m,. arrangements in advance for and
,o. nativee nCweI .tour;. ,or emergencies.
* If rising water threatens your home, turn off the power at the
circuit breaker panel or fuse box before water enters your home.
Have an electrician inspect your system before turning the power
back on after flooding.
* Never replace a fuse or touch a circuit breaker with wet hands, or
while standing on a wet or damp surface.
* If you see a downed power line, call SVEC to report its location.
* Avoid driving over downed power lines. Avoid puddles near
downed power lines.
* Plug only Individual appliances Into portable generators. Never
connect a generator to wall outlets, building wiring or your home's
electrical system.
* If you require transportation assistance during an evacuation,
register In advance with the Civil Defense and Office of Emergency
Management in your county.


*To prepare for outages, it Is wise to have plenty of fresh batteries
for flashlights and radios.
* If you have a gasoline-powered electric generator, use it In well-
ventilated areas and only plug in Individual appliances. Never
connect a generator to a wall outlet of your home or building's
electrical system since that can cause damage to your equipment
and can be a life-threatening danger to your family, neighbors and
repair crews. Be sure to have adequate fuel for your generator and
manage consumption by running It for only a few hours at a time.
* Prepare a list of essential Items you would need In case you are
evacuated from your home and have them readily available. Some of
these Items could include medications, Insulin, contact
lenses/supplies, extra eyeglasses and denture needs.
If your power goes out, wait at least five minutes before
reporting it to SVEC office in order to give our
automatic equipment time to restore power.
Listen to your local radio and TV stations for
weather updates and information from SVEC.


Live Oak, FL 32060 Phone (386) 362-2226


Los


SHADED LOCATION Snryrer mo'bile COMiFORTABLE BRICK~ HOME 3
t~rame ehellrcd b;' )ik Lrge creen hedjio-na mh,.me r, LikeL Ciiv Lo,
fr.,.nt p,:.rcb fir 3-led enj.''.mcrI Ne'f, Iomicn.1,flI.C.Ard UTeOf -',!![PP t',.mo'
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362-1734 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 1-800-525-4182


BUSINESSES


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


First Day
O'BRIEN AREA. DOUBLEWIDE
For Rent. 3Bd/2Ba. NO pets. Call
386-208-3900, (if after 5 p.m. Call
386-935-1256) for an appointment.
First Day
SWMHs-3 available in Live Oak, FL.
3BD/2BA. 1st mo rent & last to move
in. Call 386-938-5657 for more info.
Vacation Rentals





a'L.
North Carolina. Easy access, great
view, 10 min to Maggie Valley, 30 min
to Cherokee, 2 min to Parkway,
Mountain Stream with picnic area,
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$500/wk, $1600/mo. 386-330-4207-
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Homes for Sale
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Mobile Homes
First Day
DOUBLEWIDE 1984 3BD/2BA on
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$110,000.00 OBO Call. 386-658-
1106


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386-963-1075.

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(1) Off CR 252: 10+ acres
with some large trees on 61st
Rd. with survey. Good area
$1,100 per acre.
(2) 4.43 acres with 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 four
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) Harrell Heights: New 3
bedroom, 2 bath CH/AC home
cont. 1,104 sq. ft. parking pad,
city water & sever adjoin city
park. 100% financing.
$95,000.
(14) Two wooded acres on
paved road, Will work for
land home package. 119,900.
(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. $83,000.
(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.
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KENTUCKY Incredible waterfront.
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investment. 270-791-7725
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KENTUCKY 100 acres, beautiful
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pasture and farmground. Excellent
deer/turkey hunting $195,000. Also
3,000 acre farm, $1250 acre, Owner,
1-270-556-3576

LAKEFRONT ACREAGE On the
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wooded parcels. 1 to 40 acres from
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MID TENN. MOUNTAINS 5 Acres,
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N. CAROLINA ACREAGE 1+
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river and road frontage. Cabin.
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Lake, Wilder Mountain, Livingston,
'Cbokville and Crossville. $2,500 per
acre. 931-823-9566
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN LAND
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Owner Financing as low as $500.
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Preconstruction incentives to call now. www.thebluffsnc.com
(866)725-8337 Cape Fear Bluffs, LLC Broker.

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financing. Larger acreage available. (866)365-2825.

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Help Wanted

First Day.
ACCOUNTANT
CPA/ACCOUNTANT NEEDED. Full-
time or part-time. Send resumes to:.
Collins & Company, CPAs, 325 S.
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064
First Day
Alternate Collection Site Attendant
Suwannee, County is currently
accepting applications for two (2);
Alternate Collection Site Attehdant
positions; one position will be for the
north side of the county, the other
the south. This position will work on
an as needed basis. An employee
allocated in thisposition ensures that
refuse entering the collection center
is acceptable and that sufficient' area
for disposal is continuously available.
Ensures that proper procedures are
followed in disposala. Performs
routine cleaning, of the'site., Minimum
qualificii'ons include hign school
e'uCai,..n :r, 'G.E.P.. pretereid and
one year experience in customer
service work; or an equivalent
combination of training and
experience. Must possess a valid
Florida Drivers License. Rate of pay
is $6.40 per hour. The deadline for
receiving applications is September
27, 2006. For an application contact
the Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live
Oak, FL 32064. (386) 362-6869.
Successful completion of a drug test
is a condition of employment.
EEO/AA/V/D
CLERICAL
Different Positions Available, All
Levels. Fax Resume to 386-755-
7911 or Call 386-755-1991 for an
app. Wal-Staf Personnel


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BOOKEEPER, need mature minded
person that is familiar with Quick
Books, Accounts Payable/Receivable
and associated duties: Flexible
hours. 386-362-1686 Dottie or Paul
First Day
CASE MANAGER needed in
residential .juvenile justice facility in
Jasper, FL. Bachelor's degree in a
human services, social work or
mental health field with 2-3 years of
working with adolescents required.
Interested candidates should send
cover letter with salary requirements
and resume to
bmccaskill@hrwhite.org or fax to
850-385-8922. EDE
CLASS A CDL OTR DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required. Health insurance,
retirement, & paid vacation.
Drug Free WorkPlace.
Call (386) 294-3411.
COMMERCIAL PLUMBERS
Pay $17-$20. Benefits available
Call Miller's Plumbing
(850) 386-4622 in Tallahassee, FL
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere.. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Required:
Excellent ,Career Opportunity.
Serious Irnquiries Only 1-800-3-14-
9636 EYl 300
First Day
DOMINO'S PIZZA NOW HIRING
delivery drivers. Great pay, flexible
hrs., cash daily. Call 386-364-8030
First Day
N DQ OF LIVE OAK
Now hiring smiling faces. All shifts *
available. Good work atmosphere.
Competitive pay. Please apply in
person at Dairy Queen, 817 S. Ohio
Ave., Live Oak, FL.
McDONALDS-WHITE SPRINGS
NOW HIRING, openers, mid-shift,.
closer, and overnight. Guaranteed
interviews every Monday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications accepted
daily. Apply within.


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We take your banking personally.

Excellent Compensation! Exceptional Benefits!
Just for Starters:


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* Dependent Care Contributions Medical Dental
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Mortgage Loan Originator
$2,500 Sign On Bonus

PT Tellers
$1,500 Sign On Bonus
Live Oak, Lake Butler, Starke

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$1,500 Sign On Bonus
Starke

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OTR drivers, solos or teams. 6
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required. Full benefits package.
2003-2005 Equipment. Call 1-800-
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Call 877-882-6537.
www.oakleytransport.com
EXPERIENCED GM TECHNICIAN
Excellent pay plan with benefits.
Prefer experience in automatic
transmission repair. Apply at Wes
Haney Chevrolet or call David at
386-362-2976
FARM TECH POSITION
BMP DEPT
To perform tasks relating to the
demonstration and research programs
of the North Florida REC Suwannee
Valley. Tasks include: harvesting and
grading of research crops, assist in
data collection, equipment operation
and maintenance, and field clean-up at
seasons end. Applicant, must be
capable of following written anchor oral
instructions. Applicant must be willing to
work under adverse weather conditions.
Applicant must have a valid Florida
drivers license and be 18 years of age.
Salary: $8/hourly. There are no benefits
associated with this position.
Application deadline is Friday
September 22, 2006 or until filled.
Contact: Karen Hancock for an
application, 7580 County Road 136,
Live Oak, FL, (386) 362-1725 x 101. A
background check is required.


First Dav


FLOOR TECH-FULL TIME 3-11PM
Must have at least 1 year
experience. Benefits/Vacation, Sick &
Holiday Pay/401-K. Please call
Angela at 386-362-7860 or apply in
person atSuwannee Health Care
Center 1620 E. Helvenston St. Live
Oak, FL 32064 EOE/D/V/M/F
First Day
HOME MAKERS
Suwannee Medical Personnel Home
Care is accepting applications for
Experienced / Dependable Home
Makers in the, Lake City area. Please
call 386-755-1544. Ask for Beth.
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 70lbs.
Please call 386-755-1991. for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.
INDUSTRIAL
New to Lai-.e Cily or L .e Oak," Tired
of looking for work on your own?
Various positions available/All Shifts,
Must be able to lift up to 701lbs.
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.
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
First Day
LIVE IN CARETAKER to care for an
elderly woman 24/7 light
housekeeping included. Call 386-
935-2571 evenings or leave a
message.
First Day
LPN(S) NEEDED, full time, part time
and PRN shifts. Live Oak &
Gainesville area. Call Sherry 386-
364-0739 or 800-825-9873.
Maintenance
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and carpentry. Tools required.
Transportation a must. Drug free
workplace. Call (386) 330-2567
First Day
MANAGEMENT
Hibbett Sports is hiring in Live Oak.
Apply at 6836 Suwanee Plaza Lane.
Live Oak, Fl. 32060. Hibbett Sports'
conducts drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
MH serv/repair
WAYNE FRIER
CORPORATE OFFICE
is now hiring for Mobila Home
Service and Used Home Repair
Position. Experience required. Call
Larry J. Olds for interview 386-362-
2720.
First Day
OWNER OPS
Local/Regional Runs
$1.03+ Surcharge / High Mileage
Excellent Home Time/
Medical Coverage
Call Chris: 866-730-8725
www.comtrakinc.com

First Day
PART TIME TELLER POSITIONS
First Federal Savings Bank of Florida
is seeking applicants for part-time
Teller positions. Applicants must
possess good interperrsonal,
organizational, and computer skills
and have excellent math skills.
Previous teller or other cash handling
experience is required. You may pick
up an employment application at any
First Federal Branch and forward to
Human Resources, P.O. Box 2029,
Lake City, FL 32056. Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer.
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


First Day
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Suwannee Medical Personnel Home
Care hiring Per Diem Physical
Therapist for Home Care visits in
Columbia, Suwannee and
surrounding counties. Competitive
rates and instant participation in the
401K plan. Please call 386-755-
1544, ask for Martha.

First Day
TEACHER/TEACHERS AIDE
Jasper (Early Head Start (12 mo.
Position) Birth to 3 yrs old) HS
Diploma/GED, 40 Hr. Intro to Child
Care Training or must enroll within 90
days of employmet-complete within 1.
year of employment, 5 Hour Literacy
Course, age appropriate CDA
credential or minimum of 2 yr degree
in early childhood education or child
development preferred; 3 yrs of
classroom exp. working with young
children (relevant age preferred).
Must pass physical and DCF
background screening requirements,
Current First Aid/CPR. Excellent
Benefits-Health Insurance, 12 paid
Holidays, Sick/Annual Leave. $8.12
w/CDA, $7.47. 40Hrs w/out CDA,
$7.00 w/out 40 Hrs or CDA. Apply in
person to 843 SW Marymac St. Live
Oak 386-362-4944 or mail resume to
PO Box 2637, Lake, City, FL 32056-
2637 Fax 386-754-2220. EOE

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


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.
Overtime work available daily and
weekend. Medical and life
insurance, dental, vision and
prescription drug programs, paid
vacations, paid holidays, credit
union and more.

Apply Now!!!
Gold Kist Inc.
19740 US Hwy 90W.
Live Oak, Florida 32060
English 386-208-0205
Espanol 386-208-0190
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TILE & MARBLE
Well established company looking
For the right employee!!
Installer/Assistant
Must have experience
Must be able to lift 701lbs.
Reliable transportation
Smoke free environment
Please call 386-755-1991 for appt.
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THE LAKE CITY WAL-STAF
is now hiring for Clerical
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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
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First Day
Suwannee Valley Nursing Center
Accepting applications for the
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FULL TIME R.N. POSITION
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427 N.W. 15th Ave. Jasper, Florida
32052. Please apply in person.


TRUCK DRIVER WANTED-
w/CDL license to make local
deliveries & handle hardware, lumber
& building materials. Excellent
benefits such as profit sharing, 401 K,
paid vacation, etc. W.B.Howland Co.,
Inc., PO Box 700, Live Oak, FL
32064. (386) 362-1235.
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PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR
The Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is currently
seeking applicants for the full-time
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DODGE VAN 1993, V6, runs good,
20 mi. to gal. AC. $2000.00 Call 386-
963-1075
LEXUS 2004 R330, excellent
condition, power lift gate & moon
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warranty, Call 386-497-4464.
TOYOTA SIENNA XLE 2000 VAN.
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mileage, power sliding door, rear AC,
4 new tires, only 61k miles. Asking
$11,500.00. Call 386-330-748.1

Trucks for Sale
GMC 1994 4X4 PICKUP, 350 engine
needs work on transmission
$1,700.00 OBO 386-935-3720
Vans for Sale
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CHEVY-CONVERSION VAN, 1993,
New tires, good condition. $2400 Call
386-658-1106
Motorcycles
HARLEY DAVIDSON '99 FXDWG,
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chrome, perfect shape, one owner.
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Beyond fine opening


the door to conversation


with your teen


(ARA) -
"Fine,"
"Nothing" -
These popular
one-word ;
answers are
common
teenage
responses
when asked
even the most
basic questions
by their
parents. Many
teens find it
difficult to talk
to adults and
parents get
frustrated
trying to find
meaningful answers to
the questions "How was
school today?" or "What
are your plans for the
weekend?"
Only three in ten
adolescents
communicate well with
their parents, according
to studies from Search
Institute, an
independent non-profit
organization that
provides leadership,
knowledge and
resources to promote
healthy children and
communities.
Communication is an
age-old dilemma
between teens and
parent, but one that can
be greatly improved
with many rewards for
the whole family.
"Parents have a great
deal of influence on
their children's
decisions, and there are
many tangible,
everyday actions
parents can take to help
them make the right
decision," says Mary
Ackerman, Search
Institute spokesperson
and author of
Conversations on the
GO.

Make a Difference
Search Institute has
identified eight
categories of positive
experiences that any
one has the power to
bring into the lives of
children. They're called
Developmental Assets -
concrete, common
sense, experiences and
qualities essential to
raising successful
young people.
"Simply but
powerfully,
Developmental Assets
build the 'good stuff' in
kids and help them
resist the 'bad stuff, '"
states Ackerman. "The
more assets our
S children have, the more
likely they are to resist
risky behavior, such as
using alcohol or other
drugs, skipping school,
or fighting."

Get Beyond "Fine"
An important part of


4* asset building is '
opening the lines of'
communication with
teens. Ackerman's


7


the GO, provides
parents with easy
conversation starter tips
to break down barriers
with kids and help
them to build up assets
as they head into
another challenging
school year. Asking a
few unusual questions
can sometimes bring
out stories a teenager
normally wouldn't talk
about. Clever questions
to keep teens and
grown-ups talking
include:

"If you could
change one thing about
yourself, what would it
be? How would that
change affect your life?"

"If you could invent
a holiday, what would
it be? What traditions
would it include?"

"In what ways do
you wish you had more
freedom?"

After asking
questions parents may
just sit back and wait
for the answer, but
actually engaging
children in
conversation is vital in
the communication
process. According to
Ackerman, "Asking
follow up questions or
providing open-ended
responses are great
ways to keep the
conversation going."
Some tried and true
examples include:

"That's interesting.
Tell me more."

"You've really
thought about this,
haven't you?"

"Have you always
thought this way?"

Parenting at your
Fingertips
MVParents.com offers
these and other tips to
help build assets. The
site takes
Developmental Assets,
which have been
available to educators
and community leaders
for more than 15 years,
and provides the tools
and resources to
parents to help
encourage stronger
relationships and


kids.
Parents can learn
more and sign up for
weekly e-mail
affirmations and tips
from the,experts at
Search Institute at
MVParents.com. The,
site was createdby
Search Institute in
partnership with Coors
Brewing Company to
help promote healthy
lifestyles for kids and
adolescents, including
not drinking alcohol,
Courtesy of ARA
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