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 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Creation Date: November 29, 2006
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
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 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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 Related Items
Related Items: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: On The FLIPside
        page A 2
    Section A: Main: Suwannee Living
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints and Opinions
        page A 6
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
    Section A: Main: Days Gone By
        page A 12
    Section B: Sports
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section B continued
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
    Section C: North Florida Focus
        page C 1
        page C 2
        page C 3
    Section C: The Steinhatchee Overview
        page C 7
        page C 8
        page C 9
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 4
    Section C continued
        page C 5
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 10
        page C 11
        page C 12
        page C 13
        page C 14
    Section C: Calendar of Events
        page C 6
    Section C continued
        page C 15
        page C 16
    Section D: Classified Marketplace
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
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    Section D continued
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FEATURED ON PAGE 2B


NOVEMBER 29, 2006

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Toby Sullivan designated

as Realtor emeritus

Page 9A


Serving Suwannee County since 1884


S-N, oNU. 012


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50 CENTSi


Mobile homes used for storage


burn Thanksgiving morning























NO INJURIES IN THANKSGIVING FIRE: Above! An early Thanksgiving morning fire at the Wayne Frier Moebile Homes
sales lot was quickly contained by city, county and volunteer firefighters. Below: John Munsell, left, and Cleatos Mc-
Cook of the Falmoutn Volunteer Fire Department prepare to assist in mop-up operations. Photos. Poberi Bridges

Robert Bridges
Democrat Reporter -
Thanksgiving morning fire damaged or
destroyed eight mobile homes used as
storage units at the Wayne Frier Mo-
bile Homes sales lot
A Engines from Suwannee County
Fire-Rescue iSCFR) and Live Oak Fire Department
(LOFDI responded, as d iunIts from the Falmouth.
Wellborn and MNcAlpin volunteer fire departments.
The blaze, %hich began at about 4 anm., %as con-
tained before it could spread to other nearby struc-
tures. including a mobile home park and new mo-
bile homes lot.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Su\%aunee County Sheriffs Office iSCSOI re-
potted there ha\e been problems in the area recent-
Engine One of SCFR responded first, then called
in citt units after running out of ater. Meanwhile,
SEE FIRE, PAGE 8A


22nd Annual


Christmas

on the Square

this weekend


Susan K. Lamb


Democrat Managing Editor
Once Thanksgi-ing is
over, you know w hat
tune it is it's
time for Christ-
mas on the y/
Square!
That's 0
nght folks, the
22nd Annual
Christmas on the
Square is this Them
Saturday in ."
downtown Li\e iS "
Oak the excit- in the
ing, festi\ e,
kick-off-the-Chrismuas-hol h-
dao-season eent that brings
thousands of people to Live


e


oak each year on the fust
weekend in December. Tlus
huge arts and crafts show.
car and truck show, Santa
Land for the kids. entertain-
ment filled e\ent with
tons of food, fun and
excitement and
one of the
largest
e nighttiime
lighted Christ-
{ mas parades around
SC is coming this week-
end. Dec. 2.
this !year In conjune-
hriStnUaS tion with the
Country fesn al. the car
and truck show
will feantre motorcycles, low
SEE CHRISTMAS. PAGE 8A


Lake Louise boat ramp is

one step closer to reality
Louise seems settled for
Robert Bridges non, but could be just heat-
Democrat Reponer ing up. The County Conm-
mDssiocvotedRe2 orv.er 1


The controversy over a
public boat ramp on Lake


mission voted 3-2 Nov. 9 to
SEE LAKE, PAGE 8A


School Board elects

officers, approves raises
SVanessa Fultz
Democrat Reporter
In a School Board meeting No\. 21
Julie Ulmer was named board chair and
Jerry' Taylor \% as nanied \ice chair Ul-
mer was previously the \ice chait and
Barbara CerN ak. who recently retired,


Julie Ulmer


Youth finds Iovii

1 Robert Bridges
Democrat Reporter
I Living on the streets of


West Palm fieach is bad
enough, but for an 11-year-
old it can be murder. Literal-
ly.. You learn to fight to sur-
vive. Josh Jahnke, a senior at.
Suwannee High, learned that
lesson early on. He'd been in
foster care since age seven,
then decided to go out on his


Josh Jahnke


ng home
own. He took up residence
for a year-and-a-half at a
construction site, living in-
side a large concrete pipe.
But he wasn't the only street
kid in the neighborhood.
"I'd get jumped," he said
in an interview Monday at
the Florida Sheriffs Boys
Ranch where he's lived for
the last five years. "Pretty
soon I started fighting back."
SEE SURVIVOR, PAGE 9A


S.. 2007 Chevy
... .Silverado


A/C, Auto, Cruise Only

WES HANEY A i'nw ownoF
Just East Of Downtown. 362-2976 Live Oak, FL .:.,i


TRAVEL TRAILER DESTROYED BY FIRE: A travel trailer was destroyed in a Thanksgiving morn-
ing fire on Edna St. in Live Oak. According to the Live Oak Fire Department, the fire began
shortly after o a.m. when a kerosene heater ignited a couch near where it had been placed. The
occupant of the trailer, Freddy Jones of Live Oak, was not injured. The heat from the blaze ignit-
ed a nearby mobile home, which suffered minimal damage. Photo: Robert Bridges


www.suwanneedemocrat. com


SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 8A


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ON THE FLIPSIDE


HOW TO REACH US

Switchboard, 386-362-1734
Fax, 386-364-5578
Email, www.suwanneedemocrat.com
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regari, ext. 122


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YOUR COMMENTS
If you have anly questions or
concerns, contact us by phone or
make contact through the
Internet through our web site at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com



NEWSROOM
* Managing Editor,
Susan K. Lamb, ext. 131
* Reporter,
Robert Bridges, ext. 134
* Reporter,
Vanessa Fultz, ext. 130
i Editorial .Clerk,
.Marsha Hitchcock, ext. 132


ADVERTISING,
* Advertising Manager,
Monja Robinson, ext. 105
'* Sr. Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 107
* Advertising Representative,
Louise Sheddan, ext. 141
a Advertising Representative,,
Joel Turner, ext. 109
* Telesales Ad Representative,'
Myrtle Parnell, ext. 103
M Classified/Legal,
Tami Stevenson, ext. 102


CIRCULATION
N Circulation Manager ,
Angie Sparks, ext, 152
0 Circulation
Service Hours, M-F 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Subscription Rates,
In-county, $32 Out-ol-county, $45





Semotrat-


Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884


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

"POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, 'PO Box 370, Jive Oak, FL'
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OFFICE HOURS
Open Monday Friday ,8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed to our office. All letters are
read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
space: The editor should not alter the
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
200 words. Please include your
name, address, and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to.
the Editor.can be limited to one
letter per quarter per individual.


RANT & RAVE HOTLINE
Here's your chance to tell everyone what you
think! Callers may dial 208-83'14 and leave a
message to express their thoughts, good or
bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you
prefer, you may e-mail youf comments to
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Your name is not necessary, .r
but please, take 30 seconds 1 \
or less for your message. 9 ,
:s "uanne.eCuunty Part of
"::' : "'The Originol Florida" i


BRIEFLY


Make reservations

before Dec. 6!
Dec.13
United Way


Arrest Record


Grillo at 386-658-5291, or e-mail
dgriUllo',ac illage.net


Friday-,
Dec. 1-2
%rT X T!-*7


campaign report luncheon ViVd VlSi
United Way of Suwannee Valley will con- Vivid Visio0
duct its December canipaign report luncheon tified domestic(
at noonh,Wednesday, Dec. 13 at LCCCMed- yard sale from
Tech Auditorium, Lake City; All donors and Dec. 1-2 at the
interested community residents are invited to corner of Du%
attend. Cost: $10 per person, catered by All proceeds i
Chartwells; Note: Make reservations.by A olence in Su
Wednesday, Dec. 6; Info/reservations: 386- also needed Ii
752-5604. day,Dec. L.in

Sign up now! Friday
Dec. 8 ,Dec. 1
Milleenniuin Nights AADC 10
The city of Live Oak and Herold White are celebration
sponsoring Millennium Nights every other Fri- African Am
day beginning Dec. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at Mil- (AADCi \\ ill
leriuum Park in downtown Live Oak. Enter- bration at 7, p
trainers who wish to perform must call, in ad- AME Chiu. ch.
vance to White at 386-590-0129 or 386-362- Guest speaker
3263 to get your name on the list of perform- Parkscrump-A
ers. An open mic time will be set aside for Note- deadline
those who perhaps aren't polished performers ads \\ill be N
vet but want to be this is your time to shines I 2 page $35,
$ 15. and patrc
Friday 6-362-278
1 3 / 362-5784.
Dec. ( .
The Nutty Cracker S(atuId(1
Live! At Do" hng Park Artist Senes presents
The Nutty Cracker, featuring Kirk X\Tipple & Dec. 2.
Marilyn Morales, pianists, and Da\ id Eccles, 22nd Ann
cello at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 at The Village on the Sq
Church, Dowling Park. Holida\ refreslunents
served in Phillips Dining Room follow inig the 22nd Ann
concert. Tickets: ACV Members: $10; Adults: Arts and (raft
$15; Students, 13-18: $4; Child, 5-12: $3;
Child 4 and under: free. Info/tickets: Dick

22nd Annual


Christmas


on the Square -

Special Supplement featured INSIDE


Sales Service Installation
10156 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Live Oak
1 Commitment to Excellence i ,
Ownriru Jan vi w 1 Tounljnl..:,m
., Sarah Tou,:rhlnr CACD 58,:4-
k^HII^ --e--^BR"1.1.'II


' ,'4


Saturday

ions, Inc. yard sale
ns, Inc. Suwannee County's cer-
c violence center, will hold a
9 a m.-noon, Friday-Saturday,
ehistorice city hall building at the
al Street and. US 129, Live Oak:,
ill benefit \ victims of domestic
waimee Count). Volunteers are
o help starting at 7 a.m.. Fri-
ifo to volunteer: 386-364-5957




ith anniversary

erican Development Coumcil
hold its 10th annjieisary cele-
m., FndaN. Dec. 1 in Ebenezer
411 ParshleN Street, Live Oak.
- Darvl Parks an attorney with
t.iorneys at Law in Tallahassee:
e to purchase sou enir booklet
onda\. No\. 13: full page $50:
1.4 page %25; business caid
.ns $11)0: Contact: Y\onne Scott,
or the Re\. Clifton Riley, 386-





iual Christmas
uare
iual Christmas on the Square
:s Festival and nightunie parade


SEE BRIEFLY, PAGE 3A


CASH 3 PLAY 4
1127/06 4,9,6 11-'27#06 4,2,22
FANTASY 5
11 2706. .. 5 22,23 34,36
MEGA MONEY .. .9 17,23.29,8
LOTTO .. 10,11,12,35.41,52


o THIS WEEKEND


--. '\' '


* Editor's note: The Suwan-
nlee Democrat prints the en-
tire 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 news-
paper when judicial proof is
presented to us by you or the
authorities.
The following abbrevia-
tions are used below:
SCSO-Suwaninee County
Sheriffs Office
. LOPD-Live Oak Police De-
partment. :, :
FDLE-Florida Department'
of Law Enforcement.
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-
trol. -
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of Trans-
portation-
OALE-Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P and P-Probation and Pa-
role
USMS-US Marshals Ser-
vice
ATF-Departmnent of Alco-
hol. Tobacco and Firearms
No%. 22. Timoth \Waynee
Butler. 22. Dowling Park. \io-
lation of communir\ control
on original charges of bur-
glar\ of a structure, grand
theft Ill. SCSO S. La\v.
Nov. 22. Ke in Ray
Collins%\orih, 29, Tampa, \to-
lation of probation on original
charges of grand theft-tnvo
counts, burglary of a con-
vevance, SCSO S Law.
Nov. 22, Michael Hughes.
21, 1374 96th St., failure to
appear on original charges of
battery, trespass, SCSO S.
Law.
Nov.. 22, Eleanor Michelle
Thomas, 41, 409 McGee St.,
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of paraphernalia, tamper-
ing with e\ idence. LOPD J.
Bates.
Nov. 24, Allen Manfiedo
Hernandez, 23. Atlanta, Ga.,
driving under the influence,
dri ing while license sus-
pended. FHP W. Smith.
,No'. 24. Jose MNejia-
Carreon. 33, 1417 Scriven St.,
no valid driver's license,
SCSO S. Larne.v.
No\. 24. Ja\ ier Sanchez Or-
tiz, 20. Mayo, no valid dri-
ver's license, SCSO S. Lar-
ney.


ONE STROKE

PAINTING CLASSES
Since no local stores carry any Donna Detwberry.;
supplies, books, brushes, kits, etc, or Plaid Paint'
Supplies anymore, you can now call me. I hav..
supplies on hand or will be glad to special
,L order anything for you. Prices,
will be comparable or.
t cheaper than any local'
store was. I will also be
F starting new classes right
,i, A after Jan 1, 2007. Call met
for more info. Carolyn.
Spilatore 386-208-4828
314387-F',


All Seasons!


Baskets N'


Decor
Now open in Downtown Live Oak.
A Beautiful Home Decor & Gift Baskets Store



15OFF I
Everything in the Store
We carry: Candles Pictures
Christmas Ornaments Floral Designs
Beautiful Wreaths All Occasion Gift
.Baskets and much, much more!
215 W. Howard St. (Two doors down from the old TNT Eitness;,
across from the old Howell's Office Supply) Downtown Live Oal-'
386-362-2612
BRING IN OR MENTION THIS AD
I AND RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL
L 10' OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!


1:11]111~11~~


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006


PAGEF 9A


M SUWANNEE .DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


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Nov. 24, Michael Paul
White Jr., 19, 11023 73rd
Court, aggravated battery do-
mestic violence, battery do-
mestic violence, .SCSO C.
Tompkins.
Nov. 25, Agustin Galvan
Flores, 29, Branford, expired
driver's license-more than six
months, FHP R. McLendon.
Nov. 25, Stefani Allyssa
Philpot, 20, 818 10th St., vio-
lation of probation on original
charge of criminal mischief,
;.SCSO A. Robinson.
Nov. 25, Justin David WR -
lace, 26. 6865 129th Road,
battery domestic violence,
SCSO L. Willis.
Nov. 25, Walker. William
Watson, 33, 21523 160th
Street, battery domestic vio-
lence, SCSO R. Polite.
Nov. 26, Vinceate C. Co-
barruvias,. 24, 1405 NE Duval
St., Lot 7, no valid driver's Jli-
cense, criminal use of person-
al information. SCSO.S. Lar-
ney.
No\. 26. Ashley Lee Gib-
son. 21. Tallahassee, stoop
payment with intent to dd-
fraud (Leon County). FHP 3.
Tillie. '
Nov. 26. Felipe Dedho Mel-
ch6r, 32. 1405 NE Dual St.,
Lot 55. no valid driver's li-
cense. SCSO S. Larney.
Not. 26. Fernando Ortiz.
18, Irvin St., no valid driver's
license. FHP W. McGauley.
No\. 27, Joshua Karr
Corbin. 27. O'Brien. sen-
tenced to 30 days in country
jail, SCSO D. Falgout.
No\. 27, Misty Dawn
Creamer, 25. White Springs,
sentenced to 25 days in couni-
ty jail. SCSO D. Falgout
No\. 27. Francisco Cruz,
23. Lot 63, Live Oak Pines,
no valid driver's license.
LOPD W KellN.
No\. 27. Maurice. D.- Lot.
32. Lake Butler, return fdir
court, SCSO S. Law.
Nov. 27, Jonathan Mc-
Caskill, 24, Lake Butler, re-
turn for court. SCSO D. Fal-
gout.
No'. 27, Timothy Tra.y
\ ick. 32. Jasper \ lolation 6f
probation on original charge
of aiding abetting purchase 6I
cocaine, SCSO T. Smith .
Nov. 27., Benjamin Was'b
mgton. 49. 7408 CR 249. d&4
\ing under the influence'
LOPD F. Gorski.









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UWANNEE LIVING
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LCCC Concert Choir invited

to perform in Carnegie Hall


United Way conducts

December fund-raising

campaign report

luncheon at LCCC


United Way of Suwannee
Valle) will conduct its De-
cember campaign report lun-
cheon at Lake City Conummu-
nity College (LCCC) in the
Med-Tech Auditorium at
noon, Wednesday, Dec 13
The cost of the luncheon, to
be catered b. Chartwells, is
$10 per person. Reservations
may be made by calling the
United Way office at 386-
752-5604 by Dec. 6.
During each month of
United Way's annual com-
munity fund-raising cam-
paign, the local United Way
conducts a campaign report
luncheon to pro, ide an op-
portunity for campaign team
volunteers, community citi-
zens, business representa-
tives and agency personnel
to learn more about the part-
ner agency services, United
Way community impact ini-
tiatives and businesses sup-
porting our community's
well being through their sup-
port of United Way.
The agency represented at


this month's campaign re-
port luncheon will be Grover
Lewis of Annie Mattox
Recreation Center The busr-
ness speaker will be De-
wayne Roark of Shands at
Lake Shore. The local Urut-
ed Way's community impact
initiative to be addressed
will be Success By 6@'. Unit-
ed Way of Suwannee Val-
ley's early childhood dexel-
opment parenting education
initiative.
All donors and interested
community residents are in-
vited to attend.

Who: United Way of
Suwannee Valley
What: December cam-
paign report luncheon
When: noon, Wednesday.
Dec. 13
Where: LCCC Med-Tech
Auditorium. Lake City
Cost: $10 per person.
catered by Chartwells
Note- Make reservations
by Wednesday. Dec 6
Contact: 386-752-5604


Gavin Anthony Bystrycki

John and Chnristine BystnrckJ of Lile Oak an-
Snounce the birth of their son. Ga\ in Anthony B\ str- c-
ki, at 1:09 p.m.. Sept. 18, 2006. He weighed 8
pounds. -4 ounces and measured 19 3 4 inches long.
* Big sister. Carlee. is proud of her new brother.
2, s 4@, '<.. ,


La' anl:ckoFla 7ganrn wif[ zL2atz

yoLf{j 1//&Smn on(wz~z


The family of L.J. and
Roberta Tanner remind you of
their request of the presence of
family and friends to join
them and be a guest for a cele-
bration of ,their. Golden Wed-
ding Anniversary on Sunday,
Dec. 3, 1266 at 3 p.m. in the
afternoon at the Mason City
Community Center on CR


41/441 south of Lake City.
Refreshments will be served
and the couple has requested
"no gifts" ... as your company
will be their gift for this spe-
cial day.
For more information or di-
rections, please call Karen
Chandler, 386-935-2870 or
Janet Wilson, 386-688-3056.


01,'^ .....

Marriage license

applications for Nov. 13-17:

Robert Earl Clark and Deanna Lynn Stewart
Anthony Douglas Fackender and Lori Ann Koon
George Washington Cory IV and Adelia Lennie Mowry
Lawrence Earl Corbin and Lawanda Kaye Wells


MidAmerica Productions in
New York City announced re-
cently Owen Wingate and the
Lake City Community Col-
lege Choir have been invited
to perform Vivaldi's Gloria in
Carnegie Hall on April 22,
2007. Members of the choir
will join with other outstand-
ing choruses selected from
around the world to form a
symphonic chorus, accompa-
nied by the New England
Symphonic Ensemble, con-
ducted by Maestra Dr. Can--
dace Wicke.
Dr. Wicke, cohductor-in-
residence for MidAmerica
Productions at Carnegie Hall
states: "This excellent chorus
received an invitation because
of the quality and high level.of
musicianship demonstrated by
the singers and the excepltion-
al recommendation given by
Mr. Wingate's choral col-
leagues. These wonderful mu-
sicians not only represent the
quality of music and educa-
tion on the Lake Cit\ Commu-
nity College canipus, but also
become musical ambassadors
for the entire region. This rare
and prestigious .performance
.opportunity is deserving of the
community's recognition and
support. I encourage all busi-
ness, owners, civic leaders,
and the general public to be
generous in their financial
support for this extraordinary
,and unique concert invita-
tion."
The students will ;peud fi% e
days and four nights in' New
York City in preparation for
their concert and approxi-
mately nine-10 hours in re-
hearsals over the five-day res-
idency, culminating in a per-
formance in Carnegie Hall
with a professional orchestra
and soloists.' They will also
have time in their visit to. ex-


perience some of the sites of
New York City.
Dr. Wicke made her
Carnegie Hall conducting de-
but in 2002, premiering the
Symphony of Psalms by Imant
Raminsh. As a champion of
new music, she has premiered
new works in many of her
Carnegie Hall appearances in-
cluding the World Premiere of
Stephen Edward's Revelation
and the New York Premiere of
the Ave Maria Mass. Having
recently conducted the Faure
Requiem in Carnegie Hall, Dr.
Wicke is scheduled to conduct
the World Premiere of the Re-
quiem by Stephen Edwards'in
November of 2006.
Over the past 23 years, Mi-
dAmerica Productions has
brought together conductors,
chooses, soloists and orches-
tral musicians for perfor-
mances at some of the world's
greatest venues, especially at
New York's Isaac Stem Audi-
torium at Carnegie Hall. In ad-
dition to presenting' classic
choral and instrumental
works, MidAmerica Produc-
tions has championed the
works of contemporary com-
posers. Regarding MidAmeri-
ca's series in Carnegie Hall
and at Lincoln Center's Avery
Fisher Hall, there have been
approximately 31 World Pre-
umieres, 16 Uiited States Pre-
mieres, and 50 New York Pre-
'mieres. For more information
about MidAmerica Produc-
tions, please contact Donald
Elfinan at 212-239-0205 or
del fmani','midamerica-mu-
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sponsoring the Lake City
Community College Choir
performance tour to Carnegie
Hall in NewYork Cimt, contact
Mr. Owen Wingate, 386-754-
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GIVING THANKS: A Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Suwannee County Pastors' Prayer Fellowship was held at First Baptist Church of Live Oak on
Nov. 21. The service included congregational singing, special music yv choirs of all ages. Scripture readings and a Thanksgiving message delivered by Pastor Dr. Ray
--Kelley of Live Oak Christian Churcli. Love INC of Suwannee County benefited from the special offering to help the program, which feeds the hungry in Suwannee Coun-
' ty. From lent to right are some of the participants in the special service: First Baptist Church Pastor Phillip Hemngton Pine Grove United Methodist Church Pastor Karl
'Wiggins, Ljrry Roush: congregational song leader Rosemary Humbles: the Village Church. Advent Christian Village, Ray Kelley: pastor Live Oak Christian Church, Faith
-In Christ Anglican Church.Pastor. Don Wilson, The Rev., Randy Wilding: Community Presbyterian Church and Wayrfe Godsmark; Christ Central Ministries. Pc.4iW.


Fourth Annual Altrusa

Christmas Tour of

Homes is Dec. 9
Altrusa International, Inc. of Live Oak will offer its Fourth
Annual Altrusa Christmas Tour of Homes from noon-6 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 9. Tour begins at Live Oak Garden Club,'
Eleventh Street, Live Oak where direction map and refresh-
ments will be provided. Visit all five homes at your leisure.
Cost: $10 per person with profits to be used for commuhi-
ty projects. Advance 'tickets are available, at Windstream,
386-364-2502, Esther Bass: City Hall, 386-364-3722, Shan-
non Court: and McCrimon's Oflice Systems, 386-362-2171,
Barbie Scott; Info: Julie Ulmer, 386-362-3882 or Esther
Bass, 386-364-2502.


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and assistance on programs
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health insurance and pre-
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SHINE volunteers help
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SLOTS OF REASON'S TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING: These ladies celebrate five generations along
with Thanksgiving. Pictured, I to r, Alma Gannon Herndon, Alfreda Herndon Lusk,. Lesia Johnson
Hulme, Kandi Powell Poff and Madison Lynn Poff. Herndon of Portland. Ore. was visiting with
daughter, Alfreda and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren,.
all of Live Oak. Photo: Submitted


[Gainesville welcomes back

the Plaza Ice Palace
S Have you ever had the chance to ice skate, outdoors in Florida? The
beautiful and historic Downtown Community Plaza welcomes back the
portable ice-skating rink, Plaza Ice Palace,Thursday, Dec. 7 Jan. 1,
2007. Entry prices are $8 to skate, and $2 to rent skates. MlondaN s of-
fer free skate rental with student I.D.
.Themed nights will be planned on the ,'.eekoijnd with music to complement die various themes,
such as 80sNight and Disco Niglit. The riik iis also available for school field trips, group rentals,
and private parties. Grab o aur date, friends. church or business groups, and family arid head
- dow\\itoi n for some skating fun at the rink!. For more infrrnation, log onto'g\ Icultiiiura. fairs o ig
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Saturday- LiveOak and Grace Presbyterian Chuirch inMaladi- SatrdaSunda
son Will present a Christmas cantata "Agnus Dei"


Sunday
I Dec. 2-3
Christmas Tree Lane.
Lake City Women's Club
0 presents "Christmas Tree Lane"'
from 12 30--1-30 p.m., Satur-
day-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at27 SE
I "4UHernando Ave., Lake City.fea-
I"^ turning decorated trees, holiday
table, settings, seasonal arrangements and bazaar
items. Adults $5, children $3. Proceeds benefit
restoration fund. Info: Sandra Messer, 386-362-
6886 or 3X6-961-6643.

Sunday
Dec. 3
Garden Club of
St. Augustine 38th Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes
The Garden Club of St. Augustine min sites you to
its 38th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 1-5
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3. Seven homes dating from
1756-1912 on one of the nation's oldest streets-St.
George Street-will be showcased. Tickets: $15 in
advance, $20 day of tour also includes a delightful
tea and a visit to their "Christmas Store" at 22 Ma-
rine Street, St. Augustine. Info: Janice Sperlanes,
904-471-2,91 or Myra James, 904-824-1580.

Wednesday and Sunday
Dec. 6 and 10
Christmas
cantata" ,:
y-.4 Agnus Dei"
S ''The choirs of
S Community Presby-
/' terian Church in


at each church. 7 p.m., Wednesday; Dec 6 at 830
Pinewood Way, Live Oak and 6p.m., Sunday. Dec.
10 at 120 North Washington Street, Madison.

Ice skating
for the family!
Dec. 7-Jan. 1, 2007
The Plaza Ice Palace
Downtown Community Plaza in Gainesville
welcomes back The Plaza Ice Palace from Thurs-
day. Dec. 7-1MondaN. Jan. 1. 2007. Sharpen your
skates, break out those n' inter sw eaters, mittens
and hats. and get ready to glide out onto the ice
with family and friends. Call for hours of opera-
fion, admission and skate rental, special events.
group rentals, private parties, discounts and spon-
sorship opportunities Info- Bill Brvson. 352-393-


Saturday
Dec. 9
SFourth Anniual
Altrusa Christmas
Tour of Homes
Altrusa International. Inc. of
Live Oak will offer its Fourth
Annual Altrusa Christmas Tour of Hoines
from noon-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. Tour begins at
Live Oak Garden Club, Eleventh Street, Live Oak
where direction map and refreshments will be pro-
vided. Visit.all five homes at your leisure. Cost:
$10 per person with profits to be used for commu-
nity projects. Advance tickets ate a\ ailable at
Winastream, 386-364-2502; Esther Bass, City
Hall. 386-364-3722. Shannon Court; and McCri-
mon's Office Systems, 386-362-2 171, Barbie
Scott; Info: Julie Ulmer, 386-362-3882 or Esther,
Bass, 386-362-2502...


Dec. 9-10
,Westw-ood Baptist Churchl of Live Oak ill present its
Christmias gift to the coimnunity, Blest Is the King, a musical
play w ith Bible characters. Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sun-
day, Dec 10 at 10-50 a m and 4.30 p.m. at the church located
at 920 Eleventh Street. Tickets ito make sure there's seating
.iailable to everyone) to the extent are free and available at the
church or by calling 386-362-1120.

Friday-Sati rda
Dec. 9-10 :
Free dinner theatre "For Unto Y'all,
A Cowboy Christmas"
First Baptist Chuich 1 south chour \\ill present "Foi Unto
Y'all, ACowbo) Christinas" dinner theatre at 6 p m., 'Saturday
and Sunday. Dec. 9-10 in the Fanul l Ministry Buildiing. 4(01
West Howard Street, Live Oak. Cost free tickets required for
adnussion to dinner and plal: Note Obtain free tickets from
the church office. Info: 386-362-153
Dec. 9-10
Christmas musical/drama presentation
"A Christmas Prayer"
Parkview Baptist Church in\ ites the conitniuity to tus Christ-
mas Musical/Drama presentation "A Chrismias Prayer, at 7
p.m... Saturday. Dec 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. Adnussion is free.
The church is located at 26. N\\ Lpke Jeffery Road, Lake
City, across from Young's Park. Info: 386-752-0681.


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will be held tis Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Lite Oak.
Festival hours 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Car and truck show, entertanm-
Sment. food, fun. Santaland at Milleanium Park. Lighted night-
time parade begins at 6 p.m. at Su\ainnee Countr Mall. moves
east toi oS 129, north to US 90 and west to Houston A% enue
and disbands at Lang foid Stadium.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


BIBLE VERSE

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on
His name; make known among the!
nations what He has done."
1 Chronicles 16:8


muwantee democrat
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.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR


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Dear Editor: ~ -
I read with interest the story concerning the new - -- t.* *.* --
shelter addition plans which have been presented ** -
to the County Commission. I did not know of any -
petitions going around for signing, but I am sure -- a -* -, --
there could be more presented if needed to get --- -- s- -
this show on the road. .. .- -
If this money is going toward a new shelter, I -- -- -- *- ** - *
sincerely hope the county will attach a no-kill pol- -* - -- -*- **
icy to it. ,m, V W a --- -M _
I have been reading on the Internet about shel- -- ..--- -
ters that have no-kill policies, and I am confident -_ e -* ** -
Suwannee County could become one, too. A Web -- ** -. _- -
site for the ones of us here in Suwannee County .- .* -** -- -* **
and Live Oak to go to and read up on about what .- ---4- %- --- %.t
can be done is www.Dogsdeservebetter.com. -. -.... -. -
There are a lot of Web sites for the advocacy of -w -..* *o W *
animals. *
The more we know, the better we can combat --- a B i- -
this situation. Also, in Cooper's Comer in the Fri- --
day, Nov. 24 edition of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 1b ew 4-- a 0 -. 0-4- -
Cooper mentioned everyone reading the paper to G .- -o .- --- 4 =m -
send in a dollar. Let's go Lir sending *
in your dollar, let's showCot. d nr I| l n 1 1 IdI 1o r IIl I
Another subject dear to myh V U U | I I U I I L- U --ha
Trees that are put up every Christmas at We -. -- .- *
Mart and Publix. I want to encourage -ne -- -
who walks by these treesto stop and talkS n c a C0W t on t --
you don't have to spend much, a $10 gi .
W- hereinLiv-' akca- spe thatnrr" htoput a --- .- _.a m.- .

Availableefrom Commercial News Providers"
Just a foot-note to our County Commissioners, if o-- ft- "
you know of any family who is hungry or home- o. .e - *" -
less, please bring it to the attention of the people
here in Live Oak, I am sure that we will do our COMMENTARY
best to remedy the problem. "


Sheila Weaver


Better bring bandages, ointment


Dear Editor:
It is wonderful that you would print an entire
page with photographs of art work.
As you know, art has been removed from the
school systems-sports taking up -so much of chil-
dren's time, energy and attention.
Not that artists are the only leaders in the field
of thought, but they do have a necessary vision
for mankind's future. They are the designers of
our homes, vehicles, clothing, etc., as well.
Thanks again,
Barbara C.R. Moore
President
Assembly of Fine Artists
P. O. Box 1077
Old Town, FL 32680-1077
(An honorary mention winner
recently in the Art Fest in Live Oak.)

State Officials


State Representative
(2-year terms)


Rep. Debbie Boyd
(11th Dist.. D-Newberry)
E-mail:
debbie.boyd@leg.state.fl.us


State Senator
(4-year terms)


State Sen. Nancy
Argenziano
(R) Crystal River
1120 North Suncoast Blvd.
Crystal River, Fl 34429
Phone: 1/352/860-5175 or
Toll free 1/866/538-2831
E-mail:
nancagenziano.web@gstate.il.us


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


I heard this week that some
-group is planning a cat show in
the vein of dog shows such as
the Westminster and the Eu-

yet, but this could be very inter-
esting. It's easy to show dogs,
but cats are independent and
have attitudes. Someone better
Dwain Walden bring,bandages and ointments.,
In fact, the peculiar and mys-
terious nature of cats is described in myriad venue.
They are detailed on coffee mugs, floor mats, car-
toons, refrigerator magnets, sweatshirts, posters,
etc.
It's been said that you are nothing until you have
been ignored by a cat. Cats are not predictable. They
will be sound asleep and suddenly awaken and de-
cide they need to be in another room for no appar-
ent reason. Or, they will be running through the
house full speed and suddenly decide to stop and
bathe.
So how do you show a cat?
My guess is, there will be much negotiating.
Pound for pound, cats are fierce and don't do much
that they don't -want to do. Dogs tend to be sub-
servient. Cats have power of attorney.
I tried to bathe an 18-pound tomcat once. And I
stress the words "tried" and "once." Three minutes
into the experience, I escaped. I tried to escape
sooner.
Some of my favorite quotes about cats include:
"Dogs have owners, cats have staff."
"The cat is above all things, a dramatist."
And with reference to my experience trying to
bathe a tomcat, I call upon the musings of Mark
Twain who said, "If you hold a cat by the tail, you
can learn things you can't learn any other way."
Now I often view cats as having some human
traits. Our late tomcat always appeared cynical. I
could imagine him chewing a cigar, occasionally of-
fering expletives about the weather and the neigh-
bors' cats.
I once read that people who hate cats will come
back as mice in their second life. Of course if you


don't believe in reincarnation, this is just rumor ,-7-
probably started by a cat. But I guess coming back
as a mouse is not as bad as coming back as a sand-
box.
It's also been said that cats were put into the
world to disprove the dogma that all things were
created to serve man. While dogs tend to like to
please their owners, cats leave the matter open for
discussion on a minute-by-minute basis.
A woman by the name of Helen Powers onc6
summed up cats this way: "Your cat will never
threaten your popularity by barking at three in the
morning. He won't attack the mailman or eat the
drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see,
how the room looks from the ceiling."
It is speculated that a cat sleeps 80 percent of the,
day. In that regard, cat observer Karen Bradeneyer-
notes: "Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability.
to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax conm-,
pletely?" Perhaps what the cats are telling us is that
we should stop and smell the tuna.
Garrison Keillor, of the famous "Prairie Homrne
Companion" radio show, once said that "cats are in-'
tended to teach us that not everything in nature has.
a function."
And comedian Paula Poundstone has observed:.,
"Cats get the same exact look whether they see a:
moth or an ax murderer."
It's been argued as to which is the smartest, dogs
or cats. There is much corroboration that a cat is!
smarter because, as cat observer Jeff Valdez has
pointed out, "You can't get eight cats to pull a sled
through snow."
In the dog-cat comparison continuum, dogs don't
care if you see them being intimate with another.
dog. But cats are like Republicans, you knoiWV
they're doing it, it's just hard to catch them at it. *
So while I'm pondering in my mind just what a
cat show or contest is going to look like, I refer t9
this quote from Mary Bly: Dogs come when they're
called; cats take a message and get back to you lat-,
er.
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of The Moultrie Ob-,
server, 229-985-4545. E-mail:
dwain.walden@gaflnews.com)


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OBITUARIES


SCHOOL


Mary Louise Hicks
Dec. 11, 1912 -
Nov. 25,2006

Sary Louise HI
93, of Dow
Park, Flc
passed away Saturday,
25; 2006 in Dowling
where she had resided fc
past 24 years. A native o:
Funiak Springs, Florida
haid lived in Perry,. Fl
lostt of her life. She w
faithful member of the C
Street Church of God
many years, and had ret
her membership in that
gregation after movin
Dowling Park.
- Survivors include her
sons, Marshal Hicks and
Sue, 'and Tyson Hicks
wife, Janet, all of Perry;
daughters, Carolyn Win
and Laura "Polly" Ho
both of Live Oak, Florida
brother, Harold Vickery
his wife, Rosemary of Pe:
sister-in-law, Inez Vicke:
Perry; 10 grandchildren
great-grandchildren; and
merous nieces and nepi
She was predeceased
daughter, Betty Hicks.
'Funeral services were
Monday, Nov. 27, in Jo
Burns Funeral Home Ch
Interment followed at W
lawn Cemetery.
Joe P. Burns Funeral H
ot Perry was in charge
arrangements.

Beverly Ann Batok
July 25, 1956 -
Nov. 16, 2006

4 every Ann B
r 50, of Live
Florida, passed-
Saturday. Nov. 16, 200
Shands at University of ]
da hospital in Gainesville
was- born in Joliet, Illinoi
moved to the area in 1999
tok was a member of St.F
cis Xavier Catholic Cl
aid. Comprehensive Cor
nity Services,' both inI
Oak. :
Survivors include her,
ents, Ed and Mary Bato
McAlpin,. Florida her. i
ers, Ed Batok Jr. of Day
Beach, Florida, Alan E. I
of Philadelphia, Pennsyl
and Robert Batok' of
tainez, California; and he
ter, Sandy J. Batok of Ca
nia.
- In lieu of flowers, dona
may be made in her nan
Comprehensive Commn


Services, 506 South Ohio
Ave., P.O. Drawer L, Live
Oak, FL 32064.
DIRECT CREMATIONS,
Inc. of Gainesville is in charge
of all arrangements.'


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gained Dec. 2,1929 -
con- Nov. 24, 2006
ig to arlene F. Cook, 76,

two of Live Oak, Flori-
wife, da, passed away Fri-
and day, Nov. 24, 2006.
two Darnels Funeral Homes and,
ibur Crematory, Inc. of Live Oak is
dges, in charge of all arrangements.
.; one
and Dennis L. O'Steen
rry; a Sept. 2, 1945
ry of Nov. 22, 2006
t; 15
nu- 4'ennis L. O'Steen,
hews. 6 161, of Live. Oak,
by a Florida passed away
Wednesday. Nov. 22, 2006.
held Daniels Funeral Homes and
oe P. Crematory, Inc. of Live Oak is
lapel. in charge of all arrangements.
Vood-
John A. Miller
gome Feb, 10, 1932 -
of all Nov. 22,2006

Sohn A. Miller, 74, of
z Branford, Florida,
Y passed away Wednes-
day, Nov. 22, 2006.
Daniels Funeral Homes and
atok, Crematory, Inc. of Branford is
Oak, in charge of all arrangements.
away
)6 at Joanne Moore
Flori- Nov. 23, 1932 -
. She Nov. 27, 2006
s and .
. Ba- l oanne Moore, 74, of
Fran- Dowling Park, Florida,
church (f passed away Monday,
nmu- Nov. 27, 2006 in her home.
Live Daniels Funeral Homes and
SCrematory, Inc. of Live Oak is
par,- in charge of all arrangements.
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38th Annual Christmas

Tour of Homes
The Garden Club of St. Augustine invites you to its 38th An-
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Seven homes dating from 1750-1912 on one of the nation's
oldest streets-St. George Street-will be showcased. Tickets: $15
in ad\ ance. $20 day of tour also includes a delightful tea and a
visit to their "Christmas Store" at 22 Marine Street, St,. Augus-
tine. Info: Janice Sperlanes. 904-471-2891.or Myra James,
904-824-1580.


State poster contest winners
Four Suwannee County students each were awarded second .
place in their age group and cash prizes at the 2006 Association -
of Florida Conservation Districts State Poster Contest with the. '
theme "Water Wise." -
Students include: second-third grade age group-Dakota
Lorenz, fourth grader, Branford Elementary School; fourth-
sixth grade age group-Clayton Kerr, seventh grade, Suwannee
County 4-H; seven-ninth grade age group Jessica Gleman, .
ninth grade, Suwannee High School: and 10th-12th grade age
group-Christin Trisch, 12th grade, Branford High School.


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STATE POSTER CONTEST: Dakota Lorenz, a fourth grader at
Branford Elementary School, holds his poster which won
second place in the second-third grade age group at the
2006 Association of Florida Conservation Districts State
Poster Contest. Photo: Submied .


SECOND PLACE POSTER: Christin Trisch, a senior at Bran-
ford High School, holds her certificate and a check for a
cash prize for her poster which won second place in the
10th-12th grade age group at the 2006 Associationdof Flori-
.da Conservation Districts State Poster Contest. Pictured, I
to r, Suwannee County Conservation District representative
Barbara Gill and Trisch. -Photo: Submitted


SECOND PLACE: Jessica Gleman, a ninth grader at Suwannee
High School. holds her poster which won second place in the
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grade age group at the 2006 Association of Florida Conserva-
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was the board chairperson.
The new officers will serve in their
positions through November 2007.
This was the first regular board meet-
ing for School Board member James
Cooper, who replaced Ceryak.


At the meeting the board approved a
3.675 percent raise increase for School
Board members. As of Dec. 1 they will
be paid $26,249 over $25,319 last year.
The salary increase is recommended
by the Florida School Board's Associa-
tion and is calculated by a formula used,
for elected county constitutional officers.


Earlier this year teachers, non-inst
rional personnel and administration '
offered a 4 percent salary increase S
perintendent Walter Boarright receive
3.616 percent increase.
lniie'sa Fult: may be reached by
intg 1-386-362-1734 ext. 130 or by ei
ing vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com.


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riders, classics, muscle cars,
street rods and custom trucks.
There will be some real eye-
poppers in this show, and you
don't want to miss it.
"Christmas in the Country"
is this year's theme that will
be carried out in.the parade
that begins at 6 p.m. that
evening.
The day begins at 8 a.m.
with the arts and crafts show
that runs until 4 p.m. Santa
Land will be underway across
US 90 at Millennium Park
where children can meet with
Santa to let the big guy know
just what they are hoping to
get under the tree Christmas
morning.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided by Sharon's School of
Dance, Cheek's Gymnastics,
The Dance Shop, Caitlin Ead-
ie, Dowling Park First Baptist,
Andrea Lawrence, First Bap-
tist Church of Live Qak's chil-
dren's and youth choirs and
Christ Central Ministries of
'm I to Live Oak Praise team.
Food venders will be on
hand to serve up delicious
food from hamburgers, hot
dogs, hot and spicy food,
ruc- sweets to drinks. Funnel
Sere cakes, the festival's signature
Su- food., \ill be available all day.
red a There will be eery type of
arts and crafts to purchase in-
call- eluding floral arrangements,
mail- toys, jewelry, leather, furni-
ture, clothing, dolls and much,


much more to help you check
off your Christmas list whild,
having lots of fun.
At 6 p.m., the lighted night-
time parade begins at the
Suwannee County Mall. The
parade has a new starting point
this year. It will depart from"'
the Suwannee County Mall lo-
cated on Pinewood Way, head
east to US 129 (Ohio Av-
enue/Martin Luther King
Blvd.) and then head north to
US 90. The parade will turn' .
west on US 90 and then turn'
south on Houston Avenue tod
Paul Langford Stadium where .
it will disband. Stake out your
spot along the parade route
early, bringing along your fold-
ing chairs, blankets and -',
snacks. The parade is great, iVs
long and it's a delight for alle"
ages. Don't leave home those
who can't be out in the night
air, just find a place to park ,.i
\\here the\ can stay inside fi)
their vehicles'to watch the pa;,
rade! '"
When the parade is over,
head on out to the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park and ei-
joy the Christmas extravaganza
of Suwannee Lights. It's well'.
worth the trip, and it's $12 per.
carload that evening with an,
opportunitN to visit with Santa,
enjoy hot cocoa and cookies
and live music. :,
Christmas on the Square isl.
hometown America at its best?
Don't be left out. Make plans;
now to take the entire family '
out this Saturday and enjo\'


Lake


Continued From Page 1A

accept land for construction of
the ramp, pending an engi-
neering study to determine
costs. Should the undertaking
prove too expensive, the land
will revert to its original own-
er, Sandra Grinnell of Live
Oak. However, there is no
consensus among commis-
sioners as to how expensive a
project they're willing to-fund.
Some Lake Louise home-
owners, opposed to the project
from the start, don't want a
public boat ramp atiany cost.


Their course of actionris un-
clear.
The controversy arose Sept.
7, when Grinnell offered 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 creation of the ramp and a
small lakefront park. In'ex-
change, the county would'
name the park after her father,
the late Arlie. K. Townsend.
Other conditions included ac-
cess for Grinnell to her adjoin-
ing property from a paved ac-
cess road the county would


build to the ramp.
Grinnell said she wanted the
lake to be open to the public
as it had been when her father
owned the surrounding land.
But some Lake Louise
landowners questioned Grin-
nell's motives, suggesting it
was her plan to develop her
remaining land. They said the
access road would benefit her
in that case. Grinnell said she
didn't know whether she was,
going to develop the land. The
homeowners were concerned
about extra boating traffic on
the take as well as noise, pol-


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lution and security. Some not-
ed they had paid Townsend a
premium for the land because
they understood the lake:
\\ould remain private
Commissioners put off mak-
ing a decision until Nov. 9, af-
ter a title search and prelimi-
nary environmental study of
the property. The title came
back clear and the report
showed no immediate environ-
mental concerns. However, lo-
cal attorney Jimmy Prevatt,
representing the Lake Louise
Homeowhers!Association,' :
warned commissioners of fu-
ture costs. "There are other
processes and other expenses
that you're going to be re-
quired to pay rather than just
" accepting this and paving a
road on in there," he said. Wet-
lands issues may require miti-
gation at a later date, for ex- ,
ample. Grinnell had told com-
missioners she would cooper-
ate in this regard, though thie
details of any further action
are not clear.
Commissioner.Jessie
Caruthers also urged caution.
"If we accept the property,
we're more or less saying
we're going to do it [build the


access road and boat ramp],"
he said. "Which means we're
going to have to find a way,
somehow, at whatever cost."
Caruthers also pointed out
that county regulations require
a 60-foot right-of-way on all
new roads. The proposed ac-
cess road only has a 45-foot
right-of-way.
Commissioner Ivie Fowler
voiced concerned on this point
as well. "You need to see
everybody as equal," he said.
"If I can't do it for one person,
I' can't do it.for somebody else.
This sets a little precedent."
Commissioner Douglas
UDell had already gone on
record in favor of the project.
At the Sept. 7 commission
meeting he called the donation
"a noble thing to do." Com-
missioner Billy Maxwell had
said he feels[] strongly about
the water belonging to the
people."
Commissioner Randy
Hatch, who along with UDell
and Maxwell voted to accept
the donation, stressed that he
would drop the project should
the study show it to be "outra-
geously expensive." He voted,
to proceed, he said, because he


didn't want to put more monejr
into land the county, had no
claim to. "I don't \\ant to spend
another dime on it until x\e '
ha\ e a conummtnent," he said.'
Hatch also said he based his "
vote on the fact that 202 '
Suwannee County residents'
signed petitions supporting the
county accepting the property.'
The final vote was 3-2, with
Fowler and Caruthers dissent-
ing.
The engineering study is '
scheduled to begin an\ da\ bhit
could take se\ eral w eeks or A
more to complete. IMleant while,
the Lake Louise Homeowners'
Association has not announced
whether it will mount a legal'.
challenge to the county's ac-'
tions.

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volunteer tanker units were
en route. SCFR Station 2,at
McAlpin also responded.'
The fire was contained tot
the buildings ablaze when;i,
firefighters first arrived. '
.The loss was estimated at
$85,000. ,'A


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Toby Sullivan designated


as Realtor emeritus


Vanessa Fultz
Democrat Reporter

Hard work does pay off.
,Realtor S.C. "Toby" Sulli-
van, of S.C. Sullivan Agency,
was recently designated as Re-
altor emeritus by the National
Association of Realtors. The
honor requires a minimum of
40 years of service on a board
of Realtors. Sullivan has served
on the Lake City Board of Re-
altors for more than 40 years
and is the first member to be
recognized with the honor.
Lake City Board of Realtors
Executive Vice President Dan
Ghema prepared the paper-
work for Sullivan's recogni-
tion.
"I consider him the patriarch
of the board of Realtors," said
Ghema. "Toby has been instru-
,mental in getting the board
where n is today by lending so
much of his-expertise and wis-
dom he has gained as a Realtor
over the years."
Gherna said Sullivan has
seen the board grow from,
about 15 to 20 members to
about 500. During his tinie on
the board Sullivan has ser ed
in various capacities, including
the ethics committee and pro-,
fessional.standards committee.
The board primarily serves
Suwannee, Columbia and
Hamilton counties. .
Sullivan began his career in.
real estate in 1960 with W.H.
McCauley, Inc. in St. Peters-
btirg. He trained to receive his
license in Jacksonville under,
W.A. Swafford.
Sullivan obtained his bro-
ker's license and opened his
own agency in 1969.
-After 46 years, Sullivan still
has his first statement of sale
where he sold the property of
Loy and Jewel Poole and
'Jamies L. and Blanche Poole to'
A.G: McCullers Jr for $660 in
t196.0 -./ i :,. "
'"The 20-acre property sold
for $33 an acre. The same
property could be worth
$120,000 to $130,000 today,"
said Sullivan.,
AWhen Sullivan started the
Y'al estate businessin the '60s
it was.not unusual to close a
deal on a handshake, One time
he almost lost a sale and insult-
ed;a man by insisting on a con-
tract.
"When I asked him to sign
the contract he said, 'I told you
my word was my bond.' That
old gentleman was sincere," he
said "But business has
changed."
Even after 46 years, Sullivan
still enjoys his job.
S"The real estate business has
'been good to me and m\ fami-
'ly" be said. "I enjoy working
with people and purring trans-
.actions together."
I Sullivan said he has seen
'growth in the area and looks
f forward to experiencing con-
.*inhied growth.
Other awards Sulh\ an has
receivedd include the Realtor of
'the Year Award rs- ice iromn the
Lake City Board of Realtors.


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WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCh DONATES
FOOD BASKETS: Wellborn United Methodist Church donat-
ed food baskets,for Thanksgiving to Vivid Visions. Pictured
is WUMC pastor the Rev. Jim Messer and Tina Walker, Vivid
Visions Community Advocate. The church donated baskets
for participants of Vivid Visions that included everything
need for a big family dinner, to include a gift certificate to
used for meat. pri. suninui : .


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Toby Sullivan


Survivor
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And pretty soon fighting be--
came away of life. "After that
I wanted to fight people," he
said. "That's ho\v I proved.
myself."
That worked out well
enough.under the circum-
stances. But then he "made a
couple of bad decisions," as
he puts it, and everything
changed. He was sent to the
Boys .Ranch where nobody
was waiting to jump him and
nobody wanted to fight. It'
took him a good two years to
adjust. That wasn't the hardest
thing to get used to, though.
He had to learn how to let
people care for him -- and
about him. It was a new expe-
rience.
Josh's houseparents and fel-
low Ranchers liked him.right-
a\'ay. He just didn't realize it.
He been burned before by


people he trusted and wasn't-
about to let it happen again.
S B his frust Chrisntinas at the,
Ranch Josh began to get the
idea that maybe all this affec-
tion was for real. "I was so
bad I didn't think anybody
Would want to give me any-
thing for Chlnstmas." he said.
"I got so nmich stuff. I was
Soverwhenlmed." And suspt-
cious. "I wondered if they
were hying to buy me to get
me to be good." he said. They
assured him. "'No, that's just
how we do Christmas here,"'
he said. "I thought there had
to be a catch, but there %was-
n't." .
. Things got better, but not
right away. He skipped a fair
amount of school in ninth and
10th grade, and still had some
aggression to work out. Then
he began to realize he had
otheli options. "I realized .1
wanted to become some-.


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Stingg" he said.
. He began to look at the
world differently. And did it "
ex er look different. He sa",
opportunities % here before
he'd only seen obstacles. "No,
one in mNi family had even
graduated high school." he
said. "I wanted to go to col-
lege .
And so he turned himself
around. In 11th grade, Josh
was chosen Model Rancher,
the resident \\ ho best einbod-
ies qualities ihe Bos s Ranch
strives to promote. And he had
become even more popular,
among his classmates at .
Suwannee High. In October
this year, he was crowned
Su\\annee High School Home-
coming King. When his name
was announced at halftime of
the Bulldogs' homecoming
game.' the cios d roared. And
there were tears, plenty of
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career had begun to take off. funding his participation in a
He went out for cheer leading New Year's Day parade in
on a dare in ninth grade and London. \\here he'll be part of
made the squad. By now lus a gymnastics routine. He'll
routines w ere sharp and pre- also have a day to himself to
cise. Good enough to get a see the sights.
cheerleading scholarship to Tlungs aren't perfect in Josh
FSU -- if he can get his grades Jalmke's lhfe. He knows they
- up He's been on the A B lon- aren't supposed to be. Life has
or roll for the last two \ears, its ups and downs, he realzes
but his average is still dragged Still, things are better than he
down b\ his early years in ever imagined they'd be. And
high school when he didn't they're looking to get even
take class ,work quite so seri- better.
ously ,'. And for hundreds of other
"I might have.to go to TCC young men and women. the
[Tallahassee Community Col- Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch-
lege] fust." he said. But he's es, celebrating its 50th )ear in
definitely going. 2007, has and %will continue to
He's also going to England make a difference that hope-
later this Near A pair of gener- fully will last a lifetime in
ous Boys Ranch donors are their lives. .




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GFWC Woman's Club of live Oak holds


The GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak
gathered together for its fall meeting recent-
ly.
Marian Wright played several songs on the
piano during the luncheon. Then the women
were introduced to their guest speaker,
FFWC District 3 President's Project Chair-
man Charlene Bevis-Reese, who spoke to
the club about the FFWC President's theme
for 2006-2008, "Love Isn't Love Until It's
Given Away, by Making Dreams Come True
Through You." The President's Project is the
American Cancer Society's program for pro-
viding scholarships for young cancer sur-
vivors to help them attend college. She. dis-
cussed how the club could support this pro-


gram to help young people in our district ob-
tain these scholarships.
. GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Presi-
dent Janet Theriault thanked all those who
participated in the Woman's Club dinner the-
atre and dessert theatre, productions.
The department chairmen reported on their
various activities. GFWC Woman's Club of
Live Oak International Affairs Depaitment
Chairman Mary Check-Cason announced she
will be collecting for UNICEF.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Public
Affairs Department Chairman Julie Ulmer.
reported on the Woman's Club
booth at the Family Fun Festi- -- -.
valt


GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Educa-
tion Department Chairman Lynn Rutherford
announced she had enough readers for the
schools.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Home
Life Department Chairman Rita Haynes
spoke about the health program to be held
every third Monday at the clubhouse at 5:30
p.m. Each month will feature a different
speaker discussing various health issues.
Eumera Taylor spoke about the next Ways
and Means project-the Trash and Treasure
Bake Sale. .


Fall meeting
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Trea-
surer Gail Mills spoke about "Operation
Christmas Child" and that any club member
who wanted to participate could take an or-
dinary shoe box and fill it with toys and oth-!
er presents which would make an extraor-
dinary gift for a child in need of joy and
hope.
The club ended its meeting with a heartfelt
presentation to Doris Van Jahnke who was
awarded a pin and certificate honoring her
for 25 years of dedicated service to the
-GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak.


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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS SERVICE AWARD: GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak Presi-
dent Janet Theriault, right, listens as FFWC District 3 President's Project Chairman
Charlene Bevis-Reese, left, present Doris Van Jahnke, center, with a certificate and
pin honoring her for 25 years of dedication and service to the GFWOWoman's Club.
- Photo: Candace Joy Winkler


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DEVOTIONAL: GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak President Janet Theriault, right, listens as Mary Belle
right, member-at-large reads a devotional, "A Strong Wall to Lean On," Photo: Candace Joy Winkler


Suwannee/Lafayette iReired Educators meet


District 3 (Suwannee/
Lafayette, Dixie, Madison
and Taylor) retired educators
met with state officers at
Dowling Park recently to
plan for the' new year, 2006-
2007.
Florida Retired Educators
now have in excess of 13,000.
members. Their job is to
make their communities bet-
ter places to live, provide
scholarships for high school
seniors and to educate re-
tirees on ways to enjoy life
after retiring, and to know
the benefits available for
them in their communities.
On the state level, they work
with their legislators to pro-
vide better benefits for re-
tired educators.
The meeting was called to
order by District 3 Director
Polly "Laura" Hodges. She
welcomed all the state work-
ers, local officers and mem-
bers of the local units. There
were 33 in attendance.
The speakers were Florida
Retired Educators Associa-
tion (FREA) President Ed
Ethridge, State Director Pres-
ident-elect Virginia West and
Barbara Bowes, American Pi-


oneer Insurance representa-
tive.
Later they listened to all
the presidents of the local
units: Ernest Washington of
Madison; Flora Woodfaulk
from Taylor; Bill McMillan
of Suwannee/Lafayette and
Willmonteen Smith from
Dixie. They each shared all
the things they were doing to
help their communities, such
as giving state and local
scholarships, having a grand-
parents' essay contest for
fifth graders, a teacher of the
year banquet in Dixie County
and a retired educator's day
at a church in Madison.
Willie Veal Jr. was honored
for donating a scholarship in
the name of one of his ances-
tors, Nathan Veal, a Confed-
erate War soldier. A high
school senior from Suwannee
County or Lafayette County
will receive it this year.
After lunch, the awarding
of 31 door prizes and turning
in the evaluations, everyone
returned to their homes after
a great fellowship with fel-
low retired educators.
Submitted by Laura Hodges
Pictures by Ina Putnal


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SCHOLARSHIP DONATION: Willie Veal Jr., second from left, was honored by Joanette McMillan-trustee, left, Vy Ritter-Branford schol-'
arship chairman, second from right, and Laura Hodges-Live Oak scholarship chairman, right, for his donation to the state scholarship'
fund. Photo: Ina Putnal.


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FREA STATE OFFICERS: Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) state officers attend the plan-
ning meeting are pictured, I to r, Barbara Williams-executive secretary, Ed Ethridge-president, Vir-
ginia West-state director and Marie Grein, president-elect. Photo:Ina Putnal


DISTRICT 3 UNIT PRESIDENTS: Presidents from FREA District 3's four units are pictured, I to r, Flo.?
ra Woodfaulk-Taylor County, Willmonteen Smith-Dixie County, Ernest Washington-Madison County
and Bill 'McMillan-Suwannee/Lafayette Counties. Photo: Ina Putnal '


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Gainesville New


Year's celebration.


The New Year is celebrated
in grand style in historic
downtown Gainesville. The
brick-lined streets are .
buzzing as thousands come to
celebrate another year's pass-
ing. Tremendously popular
performing artist, Ezee, re-
turns to the Downtown
Countdown after electrify ing
the audience last year at the
Downtown Conirunitr
Plaza Nothing res up a par-
tv bener than Ezee's energetic
delivery of S.ing Era clas-
sics to contemporary hits of
all styles, with an emphasis.
on 1960s, 1970s. and 1980iss
dance music. Opening the
show Will be the popular lo- .
cal electro synth ftink band
Velveteen Pink. who entertain
as much with their hot stage
presence as with their tanta-
lizing runes. Don't be sur-
prised if you witnesss feats of
magic as The House of Fly-1


Left to right: Dianne and Bobby Goldsboro take a moment out of meir Dusy evening to pose witn viaureen LIyu, iviiruacle
on Marion event co-chair anid Kathy McCallister March of Dimes Community Director at the Miracle on Marion fund raising
event for March of Dimes. The event held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Tucker's in downtown Lake City raised more than $25,000 to
help save premature babies. Nearly 350 guests attended the event which included live and silent auctions, food, dancing
and the special guest appearance of music great Bobby Goldsboro. McCallister said, "Bobby Goldsboro and his wife Dianne
were so kind and gracious and so willing to help us."Phrc F




Altrusa Christmas Tour of Homes


Altrusa International. Inc. in-
Sites the public to the Fourth
Annual Altnisa Christmas Touir
of Homes Dec.,9 from noon un -
til 6 p.m.
The following homeowners
ha\e graciously volunteeredd
their homes for the tour: Mike
and Pain Blacknmon. Loret a
Box. Marlene Giese. Daniel and
Cyndj Ross, Robert and Chervl
Sellers and Joseph and Linda
Ruwe.
The event is held to raise
funds w which are returned to flie
community through contribu-
tions and ser ice projects.'
The Live Oak Garden Club
will be the home base for giiists
to am\e to pick up informai ion
including a map to the featured
homes. Refreshments will, be
served.
The cost per ticket is $10.
Advance tickets may be pur-
chased from Altrusa members
or from the Live Oak Cit. Hall,
Windstream Colnmunications
or McCrnmon's Office Supply.
Tickets w ill also be sold at the
door on the da\ of the eve nt
All profits from the Thur of
Homes go directly to AJrrusa
projects for the upconung year.
Currently. Altnisa proceeds go
to support conmunimr needs
such as \Vi id Visions, H-ospice,
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Program and many others.
The featured homes for the
tour w ill be elegantly decoLated
and fill yot with cheer. Fea-
tured homes will be announced


ing Cards Magic Troupe per-
forms in the downtown
streets from 8 p.m. to mid-
night. WKTK's Bruce Cherry
v[i 1 return to host the
evening's entertainment.
Home of Tom Petty, Bo
Diddley and Sister Hazel,
Gainesville's New Year's Eve
entertainment brings the party
downtown for the entire com-
munity to enjoy. Beautiful
downtown Gaines\ ille is the
perfect setting to celebrate the
New Year! And this year the
celebration will include creat-
ing Gainesville's longest-ever
Electric Slide line. so bring
your dancing shoes and enjoy
the music, move your body.
and celebrate the new year
with friends and family in
downtown Gaines-ille. Re-
serve your seats and tables in
the \1P section now. For
more information call 352-
334-5064.


Flu shots forpeople with

neuromuscular disease


The Muscular Dystrophy -
Association (MDA) again this
year w ill offer flu shots to
people \\bo have any of more
than 40 neuromuscular dis-
eases the Association covers
in its research and services
programs.
MIVDA has provided tens of
thousands of flu shots nation-
wide for decades. In Florida.
MIDA has three clinics. in-
cluding the Mayo Clinic of
Jacksonville, Nemours Chil-
dren's Clinic and Shands Hos-
pital in Gainesville, where
shots ma> be obtained.
Influenza is a much greater
risk for people whose progres-
sive neuromuscular disease
damages muscles associated
with lung function. Flu is par-
ticularly hazardous for those
%w ith muscular d> stroph\,
spinal muscular atrophy and
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
(Lou Gehrig's disease).
"Both children and adults
whose respiratory systems
may already be weakened are
at special risk from flu-related
respiratory' infections," said
MDA Vice President of Re-
search and Medical Director,
Valerie Cwik. "For that rea-
son, MDA provides flu shots
to reduce their chances of ac-
quiring an additional and pos-
sibly life-threatening illness."
For more information about
how to obtain a flu shot for
someone with a neuromuscu-
lar disease, call the MDA of-
fice in Jackson\ ille at 904-
296-2562 or vista the MNDA


in the upcoming month
For more information you
man contact Julie Ulmer at
386-362-3882 or Esther Bass at
386-364-2502.,


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Christmas

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memory of her mother, the late Mrs. Estey P. Hunter. Members of the committee which as-
sisted in the purchase ol the piano are (l-r) Mrs, Georgianne Capell, Mrs. Elaine Williams,
Mrs. Thelma Holmes, Mrs. Pat Woodbery, Mrs. Luclle Fowler, Charles Maloy. William Blair,
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Kiwanians Honor Public Service With Certificates
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Since 1955, the Kiwanis Club of Live Oak has been honoring citizens of the area, for their
outstanding and unselfish contributions In behalf of the community. Thirty-eight persons
have been so honored in thai time. Typical of the presentations is the scene. above in 1958 when
Roy Hunter was presented with one of the certificates as Kiwani, Lt. Gov. Doug Scott of Jackson-
' viUe and Lake City Kiwanis Presideut Jim Wjihon,-oolok..op. p the photo at the right, mad in
1"- 955, Mrs. S. T. Bozeman admires the award presented to Mr. Bozeman in that year.


Branford Hig~ Outstanding Juniors: (Back, I-r) Todd Metzger,' Mike 'Banks, ay Mfilican,
Marle Severance, Sandy Goss; (front) Ann Griffin, Cheryl Bass, Debbie Jones, Denise Bar-
.nett, and Patricia Mason.


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Billy Mercer, enter, spoke to Kiwanians on V. A. bene-
fits. Secretary Horace Weaver, left, and Reginald Scott are
also pictured.


Mrs. Lillian Sasnelt spoke to Rotarians oh the
Child -in the, Suwannee County area. Also pictured are
and Spessard Boatright.


work being done for the Exceptional
iglub president Harvey Rubin, left,


Circle K Club Organized
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A Circle K Club was chartered last Thursday by the Kiwanis
Clubs of Live Oak, Perry, Jasper and Monticello as co-sponsors.
Shown above are the Live Oak Kiwanians .who attended the
charter presentation dinner and the officers o0f the new service
organization.
From left to right, front row' are: Spessard Boatright, Live
Oak, secretary; Sandy Howerton, Madison, vice-1president; Bobby
Walker, Branford, treasurer; afnd Bobby Mills, Live Oak, presi-
dent; and Herb Wadsworth, Kiwanis President.
Left to right, rear, are: J. B. Mills, Leon Wooley, Bill Nicker-
son, Aubrey Fowler, Wyman Garland, John H2tmpton, and Dr.
Ben Daniel..
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006


TOP HONORS:
Tessa Ferreira on the podium at a recent
meet. Photo: Timeless Treasures Photography


Another


first foSr


Ferrei ra


Young
gymnast
takes
top hon"o'
yet again
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Submitted
A weekend at Al-
tamonte Springs
proved to be very
rewarding for
Cheek's Gymnastics
gymnasts, coaches
and family mem-,
bers. All 11 gym-
nasts competed on
the vault, uneven


bars, balance beam
and the floor exercise. Their big event came
from the level three girls, again. The girls
SEE ANOTHER, PAGE 2B

Lady Pups

start season

with 4-2 win

over Perry
Submitted
The Lady Pups of Suwannee County trav-
eled to Perry Nov. 9 to take on the Lady
Bulldogs of Taylor County. Perry was first to
score. But with two consecutive direct kicks
from Natasha Clark, the Lady Pups of
Suwannee went ahead 2-1. In the second half
Clark had a comer kick, and Hollan Aber-
crombie scored for a 3-1 lead. The Bulldogs
of Taylor County came back with another
goal, but Clark once again assisted Shan-
non Wood to score Suwannee's fourth goal
of the game. The Lady Pups are 1-0 to be-
gin their season.


The Lady Dogs

are unbeaten

in District 3-4A

soccer and 8-1

overall. Their

latest victim:

Ridgeview
By Jon Wood
The Suwannee High Lady Bulldogs soccer
team posted a 3-1 win Nov. 21 over the visit-
ing Ridgeview Lady Panthers. The win boosts
Suwannee's record to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in
District 3-4A.
The last time the Lady Dogs faced
Ridgeview was in last season's District 3-4A
championship match. Ridgeview came away
with the win, shiitring out the top-seeded Lady
Dogs 2-0. Looking to set the tone for this sea-
son, the Lady Dogs-wanted to come out and
make a strong statement early in the game, but
the Lady Panthers showed they are still a dan-
gerous opponent. Both teams had limited shots
on goal in the first half due to stingy defense,
as reflected in the 0-0 halftime score.
Suwannee turned up the pressure in the sec-
ond half and was rewarded nine minutes in
when Kelsey Bowen fired a shot from 20
yards out over the defense and past the
SEE LADY, PAGE 3B.


lartolotti wins big

at horse show
Submitted
Sandi and Ken Bartolotti of Walkin'
Tall Farm of Live Oak had a great show-
ing recently\ at the Florida Walking and
Racking Horse Association 2006 state
championship horse sho\ at the Fair-
ground.. in tampa. .
Sandi Bartolotti rode her 25-.ear-old '4 .
mnate, Ras Midnight No\a. to tr\o state -
chamipionship titles in the Trail Pleasure
rackmig division Sandi and Nova also
camied the American flag during the
show's opening ceremonies.
Sandi exhibited her 17-.ear-old stal- ,,-- k
hlion. Paints Rockv Top, and \\on the title '.1 .:4"-
of state champion as well as reserve !
champion in the Sported Saddle Horse .
Trail Pleasure class .
See photos, page 2B Above: Suwannee s Kelsey Bowen, #5, works the ball in a recent match. Below: Blair Clayton, #12
on defense. Photos: Paul Buchanan


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WALKIN' TALL: Sandi Bartolotti of Walkin' Tall Farm of Live Oak astride her 17-year-old stallion,
Paints Rocky Top, after winning a Spotted Trail Pleasure Specialty class recently at the Florida Walk-
ing and Racking Horse Association 2006 state championship horse show at the Fairgrounds in Tam-
pa. Rocky is a multi-Florida state champion. See story, page 1B. Pririo Submit'led
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Continued From Page 1B
came through with a total of
109.4; a score that wasn't as
high as last week, for an all-
around score which beat se% -
en other teams from all
around Florida.'
This is Cheek's Gymnas-
tics' fourth straight victory in
the team division. The com-
petition was fierce, the judg-
ing strict, with a total of 49
girls competing for a first
place title. In level three there
were five age divisions, 6, 7,
8, 9, and 10-12. All the gym-
nasts from Cheek's Gymnas-
tics placed in each division in
each event.
The highest score all-
around goes again to Tessa
Ferreira with a 37.175, to
earn another first place. This'
is Ferreira's fourth straight
time winning in the all-'
around division. She scored a
9.5 on vault, a 9.4 on bars, a
9.1 on beam and 9.175 on
floor, all earning a first place
in the 8-year-old group.
The second highest all-
around score was from Dallas
Smith, 10. She received a
36.25 in her age group for a
second place, with a first on
bars with a 9.4, a second on
vault with a 9.5 and a third on
floor with an 8.775.
Kelsie Allen came in third :,


in her age group with a
35.975,,.which placed her
fourth all-around. She also
had two third places in the
vault and beam, and a second
: on the floor with a 9.05. Her
best score came on the vault
with a 9.45. .
Last week the low scores
were on the uneven bars. It
,was the balance beam this
week. "It seems as xe perfect
one apparatus. we lose a little
on the other," said coach Tomn
Cheek. "Our maii problems
are tiny obstacles, such as a,
toe point, legs bending and/or
amplitude. Fver\ little ele-
ment counts in gymnastics."
Savannah Jackson, 7, had
a great meet. Her all-around
was a 32.55 with an 8.8 on
vault and an 8.35 on beam. *
"Jackson is one of those
gymnasts who can't stand
still," Cheek said. "She's al- :
ways nio\ ing, jumping and
dancing around. We hax e to
slo%\ her down by tackling
her and then sitting on her
until she's related."
"Savannah \\ill be one of
our strongest girls in a couple
of years," said Stormy Cheek.
Rachel McCoy and Jor-
dan Gray also had a great
meet w ith higher scores than
in the past. Both of these girls
will also go to the state meet
in Lakeland Dec. 15. ,


Manning Lewis and Han-
na Ragan recorded a 9.1 and
a 9.125 on the vault, respec-
tively. Both had 9s on the
bars with an all-around in the
mid-35s. "These girls should
have a great meet in Decem-
Sber at the state meet because
of their consistent scores in
all the events," said Tom
Cheek.
Sam McKinney had her
best meet as of last weekend,
scoring an all-around of'.
33.375. This "will put her in
the average range in scoring.
Her two highest scores were
in the vault with a 9.1 and the
'uneven bars with an 8.575.
. "The way she's going, it won't
take her long until she has an
all-aromnd of 35 .or more,"
said Tom Cheek
Lindsey Brothers and Na-
talie Fina also competed
against nine other teams with
ablut 45 girls in their age di-
vision. Both are working very
bard, whichh includes time in
stretching, strength work and
apparatus routines. "These
r txo girls have it tough in
everN way." said Tom Cheek.
"The girls they are competing
against are veterans in their
field. Plus the' are trying to
overcome problems in learn-
ing routines which include
higher degrees of difficulty in-
everyn'event" ,,


Results for Gene Stowe
Scholarship Invitational


BLUE RIBBON: Sandi Bartolotti ol Walkin' Tall Farm of Live Oak aboard Rastus Midnight Nova, win-
ner of two blue ribbons in the Trail Pleasure Racking division recently at the Florida Walking and
Racking Horse Association 200Q'state:championshipthorse.show at the Fairgrounds i.,TampaLNov?
and Sandi also carried the colors for the.openingic.ernmony. -Photo- Submrated. -: ., lf- :,:r, i :,


Uneven Balance
Gymnast: Vault Bars
Level 3:
Savannah Jackson 8.800 (6) 7.450 (7)
Tessa Ferreira .9.500 (1) 9.400 (1)
Rachel McCoy 9 300 (3) 7.300 (10)
Manning Lewis.. 9.100 (4) 9.225 (1)
Jordan Gray 8.900 (10) 6.900 (10)
Dallas Smith 9.500 (2) 9.400 (1)
Kelsie Allen 9.450 (3) 8.650 (6)
SHannah Ragan 9.125 (6) .9.000 (4)
Sam McKinney 9.100 (7) 8.575 (8)
Natalie Fina 8.900 (4) 4.200
Lindsey Brothers 8.850 (61 7.500
Team Total-109.4-First placeteam:'- .2 r.


Floor
Beam
8.350 (S8
9.100 (1)
8.500 8>)
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Suwannee Parks and Recreation


Basketball





Update



Through Nov. 26, 2006


The Recreation Department Youth Basketball league recently completed the
first week of the season.
Games are played at the Suwannee Coliseum in two age divisions: 9-10 and
11-13.

Current league standings:


Pee-Wee
Lakers 3-0
Kings 2-1
Celtics 1-2
Wizzards 0-3


Junior
1. Rockets
2. Pacers'
3. Heat
Cavaliers


3-0
2-1
0-2-1
0-2-1


Top Ten Scorers (per game average-thru 3 games):


Pee-Wee
Daquez Strickland (Lakers): 8.6
Jalon Perry (Kings): 7.6
Terrence Humphrey (Lakers): 5 3
15.6.
Brandon Furry (Celtics): 3.6
Tyler Lynch (Celtics): 2.6
Zeti Ross (Wizzards): 2.3
Keishaun Snead (Kings): 2.0-
Blake Ulmner (Kings): 2.0
Johnny LeDew (Kings): 2.0
Wesley Perkins (Lakers): 2.0
Blair Bullock (Celtics): 2.0


Junior
1. Jimmie Taylor (Rockets): 26.0
2. Jeremiah Ross (Pacers): 16.0
3. Trevares Ha\ kins (CaVs):

4. Marcus Lane (Rockets); 15.3
5. Antwon Williams (Heat): 13.3
6. Jarvis Johnson (Pacers): 13.0
7. Trumane Ross (Pacers): 12.3
8. Laketrice Smith (Heat): 10.3
9. Austin Collins (Cavs): 9.6
10. Deangelo Ross (Pacers) 6.6


Games resumed, Nov. 27 at the Coliseum. Pee-Wee games are at 6 p.m. Ju-
nior games start at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge to attend.

Remember,

Achievnemeint, ike learning how to be

part of a team. It starts in Parks!

1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, FL. 32064
Phone: 386-362-3004 Fax: 386-208-1580




Bronson to deploy inspectors to


pet .stores during holiday- season


Florida Agriculture arid Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H. Bronson an-
nounced recently\ that his department is con-
ducting a sweep of pet stores during the
next five weeks to ensure that such estab-
lishments are complying with regulations
that protect consumers in the purchase of
pets.
"Pets bring a great deal of joy to families'
and are often a considerable investment,"
Bronson said. "So it's important to do busi-
ness with a reputable pet store or dealer who
,knows and follows the law to avoid prob-
. lems from occurring after a purchase of an
animal."
Toward that end, inspectors are visiting
numerous pet stores and dealers between'i
now and January 1 to make sure that a store
or dealer is complying with Florida Statute
828.29, a law that imposes certain obliga-
tions on sellers and offers recourse-to con-
sumers in the event that problems arise.
Under the law, dogs and cats must be at
least eight weeks of age when sold or offered
for sale, and each animal must be accompa-
nied by a Florida health certificate signed by
a licensed and accredited veterinarian within
the past 30 days documenting required vac-
cinations, tests and treatments for internal or
'external parasites.
In addition, the law requires a dealer to
provide a purchaser with information on the
buyer's rights under the law, which includes
the right to return, exchange or receive reim-
bursement for veterinary expenses if an ani-


Continued From Page 1B

Ridgeview keeper. Bowen
picked up an assist in the 62nd
minute when she sent a diago-
:nal pass to the left side that
Blair Clayton put in the back
of the net. Clayton scored an
insurance goal less than a


,mal is deemed unfit by a licensed veterinari-
an within 14 days of purchase.
Aside 'from making sure that a dealer is
complying with the law, consumers should
also consider suitability when purchasing an
animal, Bronson said.
For example, some breeds of dogs may be
less appropriate if there are infants or young
children in a home. Likewise, consumers
may want to think twice before purchasing a
large animal if they live in a' small dwelling.
Bronson offered the following tips to con-
sumers who are considering or planning to
purchase a dog or cat:
-- Don't buy on impulse. Research the
size and breed of the animal for suitability
with your lifestyle and circumstance.
Examine the health certificate that is re-
quired to be presented upon sale for com--
pleteness and compliance with the law.
If there is a problem with your pet after
purchase, contact the seller immediately.
The department's Division of Animal In-
dustry assists consumers, veterinarians and
pet dealers in educating them about the pet'
law arid making sure that its provisions are
followed. For additional informationor to
file a complaint, consumers can call 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) or (850) 410-
0900.
During the last two years, consumers who
have filed complaints or sought assistance
from Bronson's office for alleged violations
of the law have received restitution totaling
about $65,000.


minute later when she took a
throw in from Ashley Harris
and chipped it over the keep-
er's head. Ridgeview was able
to score one goal late in the
game on a long shot, but the
Lady Dogs' defense held solid
for the remainder of the game.
"We've had a chance to


play all of our district oppo-
nents at least once now and
we've been fortunate to win
them all so far," said Coach
Kathy Wood. "I've told our
team that we have a target on
our backs and we will get
every opponent's A-game
when they face us."


FIRST BUCK: Phil Townsend took, this nine-point buck, his first, on Nov. 18. Polo- Submitted



Clark and Hirschman inaugural


Mason-Dixon Meltdown champs


Submitted
Cassius Clark drove over 15
hours to make it from Farm-
ington, Maine to South
Boston, Virginia on his"
Thanksgiving weekend. When
the weekend ended and Clark
and the team of his number-:
eight Super Late Model head-
ed back to their hometown,
they did so with a lot more
money than they left town
with. The young PASS North
regular scored a hard-fought
victory in Saturday night's
Mason-Dixdn Meltdown 250-
.lap Super Late Model feature
event, earning him a $12,500
payda. and the satisfaction of
besting some of the best Super,
Late Model drivers from
around the country. Clark
worked his way by fellow
Maine native Johnny Clark
with just two laps remaining
and contact ensued down the
length of the frontstretch, but
Cassius was able to hold
strong for the victory.
The third-place finish of
Maine's Mike Rowe earned
him the 2006 PASS South
championship. Rowe came
into the event 12 points ahead
of Ryan Lawler, but Lawler
was a victim of an early, crash
during Saturday's Meltdown
event and finished 28th, dash-
ing his hopes of a title. Cana-
dian Patrick Leperle and
Massachusetts native Rick
Martin rounded out the top-
five, While Ben Rowe com-
pleted a Northern sweep of the
top finishing positions. Travis
Kittldson was the highest-fin-
ishing Southern competitor in
seventh.
Late in the Tour-Type Mod:-
ified portion of Meltdown
weekend, the $12,500 win-
ner's purse seemed to be head-
ing to someone who lives on
the street in Northamptofl,
Pennsylvania the only ques-
tion was to whom it would go
to. Neighbors Matt Hirschman
and Eric Beers battled over the
final laps, but the young
Hirschman was able to get the
best of the veteran Beers to be-
come the first-ever Mason-
Dixon Meltdown Tour-Type
Modified champion. James
Civali crossed under the
checkered flag third, while
Burt Myers and Rusty Smith
rounded out the top five.
The evening's feature
events kicked off with Trevor
Farbo taking the unofficial vic-


The Lady Dogs' next home
match was scheduled for
Nov. 28, when the Santa Fe
Lady Raiders were to come to
town for a District 3-4A
match. Suwannee will travel
to Ridgeview Dec. 1 for an
away match with the Lady
Panthers.


tory in a thrilling Pro Chal-
lenge Series feature, collecting
a $1,500 payday \\ith a wild
move off turn-four past Zach
Stroupe on the final lap.
Stroupe looked to have the
win locked up, but Farbo stuck
a nose beneath Stroupe off the


final turn. The two made con-
tact down the fronistretch \with
Farbo taking the advantage at
the start-finish line. Stroupe

hung on to finish second,
while Corey LaJoie. Dennis
Thomson and Scott I-fitchens
rounded out the top- fiv e.


MASON-DIXON MELTDOWN
SUPER LATE MODEL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
1. Cassius Clark Farmington, ME
2. Johnny Clark Farmingdfle. ME
3. Mike Rowe Turner., M Ni
4. Patrick Legerle St. Denis, Quebec
5. Rick Martin Westport, MA
6. Ben Rowe Turner, ME
7. Travis Kittles0if Merri land, FL
8. Jason Hogan Cleveland, GA i ,
* '9. Scott Haniz Angola. IN
10. Dan McKeage Goiham, ME .
11. Brian Campbell Grand Rapids. MI
12. Corey Williams Boothbay Harbor, ME
13. Ryan Seig Tucker, GA' "'
14. Tom McCann, Jr. Ocala, FL
15. Chris Bowers Washington, NC
16. Alan Tardiff- Lyman, ME
17. Clay Jones Goldsboro, NC
18. Brian Scott Mooresville, NC
19. Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV
20., Chris Kennison :-Oxford, ME
21. Dean Clattenburg Kannapolis. NC
22. Travis Benjamin- Belfast, ME
23. Trevor Sanborn- Parsonsfield, ME
24. Justin Wakefield Woodstock, GA
.25. Jeremie Whorff Topsham. ME
26. Chris Dunn- Raleigh. NC
27. Tim Nooner Salisbury, NC
28. Ryan Lawler Colleyville, TX
29. Richie Dearborn Hollis. ME
30. Preston Pelfier Concord. NC
31. Stan Meserve Mooresville. NC
32. J.C. Umscheid Fort Worth. TX
33. Boris Jurkovic Joliet, IL,
MASON-DIXON MELTDOWN
TOUR-TYPE MODIFIED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
1. Matt Hirschman Northampton, PA
2. Eric Beers Northampto PA
3: James Civali Meriden,
4. Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5. Rusty Smith Oxford, NY
6. Junior Miller Pine Hall, NC
7. Alex Hoag IW~th, NY
8. Kory Rabenold Slatington, PA
9. Chuck Hossfeld Ransomyille, NY
10. Darrell Krentz Huntersville, NC
11. Tyler Haydt Kunkletown, PA
12. Louie Mechalides Tyngsboro, MA
13. Todd Owen Somers, CT
14. J. Wes Swartout Stroudsburg, PA
15. Dean Gulick Whitehouse Station, NJ
16. Andy Seuss Hampstead, NH
17. Jim Storace Kingston, NH
18. Bobby Grigas, III Marshfield, MA
19. Earl Paules Kunkletown, PA
20. Chris Pasteryak Lisbon, CT
21. Tom Rodgers, Jr. Patchogue, NY
22. Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
23. George Brunnhoelzl, III Mooresville, NC
24. Ben Rowe Turner, ME
25. Harold Goden Winston-Salem, NC
MASON-DIXON MELTDOWN
PRO CHALLENGE SERIES UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
1. Trevor Farbo 11. Kenny Forbes
2. Zach Stroupe 12. Jason Treschl
3. Corey LaJoie 13. Shane Roberts
4. Dennis Thomson 14. Justin Morton
5. Scott Hitchens 15. Trevor Cauble
6. Ken Nicholson 16. Dean McIntyre
7. Malcolm McMaster 17. Tripp Massengill
8. Devon Haun 18. Greg Chesney
9. Benny Mingo 19. Nick Profitt
10. Steve Verboke


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Keeping kids smiling during the holidays should be the focus of


recently divorced parents.


The holiday season is meant to be a time kids can
remember forever. Most adults look back on the holi-
days of their youth and reflect fondly. However, with
divorce rates on the rise, ensuring your children have
a happy and memorable holiday season is no small
task.
For divorced parents, deciding on how to approach
the holiday season can be a tough call. The best ap-
proach is to remember the holidays should be a special
time for kids, so consider the following when mapping
out your holiday plans.
Keep communication lirps open: Keep your chil-
dren abreast' of the holiday plans, and decide well in
advance where they'll be spending the holiday. That
way, they'll have something to look forward to as the.


season wears on. Also,
let them know you'll
miss them while they're
away but you're happy
they'll be haring fun. It's
a good idea as well to let
them know you're look-
ing forward to their re-
turn.
Plan an extra holi-
day: Kids will love the
notion of having two hol-
iday celebrations, and it
affords both parents the
chance to spend the holi-
days with their children.
It also lets kids know
they're an important part
of both their parents'
lives. .
Consider spending
the holidays together:
This option could be es-
pecially valuable to fami-
lies that have recently
gone through a divorce.
Children find it especial-
ly hard to adjust to their
first holidays not spent
with the whole family so
if it's possible for both
parents to spend the holi-
day, together, give it a try.
Typically, this works best
when the non-custodial
parent comes over.
Keep in touch: The
parent who is not spend-
ing the holiday with the


children should still
make contact on the hol-
iday to wish them a happy holiday. This is two-folIa:%it
will let the children know you miss them and it will
also help you deal with some of your own loneliness.
Keep your own schedule busy: While it's difficult
for kids to spend the holidays without one of their par-
ents, it's hard for parents just the same. To quell some
of the loneliness you're likely to feel, consider attend-
ing a church service or public celebration. You might
want to spend the holiday with friends or members of
your own extended family as well. Don't sit around
and watch the time tick by, as such a day can be ver)
depressing. If you'll be.spending the day after the hol-
iday with your child, consider decorating our home
while your child's away to surprise them when they
return home.


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Some, if not many, parents of teenagers feel speaking
about alcohol is a touchy topic. While some parents might
feel bringing it up will only encourage kids to drink, others
.believe the only way to make sure their lads don't drink is
to rule with an iron fist. On the opposite end of the spec-
trum, some parents rmght think that teenagers and alcohol
are bound.to cross paths, and a little innocent drinking C
won't harm anyone.
Regardless o" your thoughts, it's important to remember
underage drinking is illegal. And it's illegal for a reason.
Research has shown that an alarming number of teenagers
..experiment with alcohol, with some reports saying as many
as 80.percent of high school students have tried alcohol. W
.Research has also indicated that certain events, such as
peer pressure from fellow students or even parents' di-
vorce, has traditionally triggered alcohol use among
teenagers.
With such startling numbers, parents of current teenagers
or pre-teens.can expect an uphill battle when it comes to
'keeping their kids away from alcohol. Those looking to do
just that should consider the following tips.
Be a good role model. Kids leam a lot from their par-
ents, and behavior is among those many lessons. How you
,behave with alcohol can greatly influence how your kids
approach alcohol. A good approach can be hosting parties
'and'not. serving any alcohol. Kids will learn from such par-
ties that they don't need alcohol to have fun.
Reinforce the right things. Some professionals feel that
kids with high self-esteem are less likely to experiment
with drugs or alcohol. That's because they already have the
self-confidence to know they don't need to do foolish
things to fit in with the rest of the group. A good way for
parents to build that self-esteem is to encourage children's
strengths, reinforce their positive behaviors and let them
know you're proud of them.
Teach positive ways to manage stress. Kids, particularly teenagers,
are often under a lot of stress. Stress to conform, stress to do well in
school, even stress to make a school athletic team, all add up Like par-
ents stressing out over work or bills, kids need a positive way to relieve
stress. Some kids seek to relieve that stress with alcohol Parents should
encourage positive activities, such as exercise, as a means to stress relief.
These tactics don't always work, as even parents who do all the right
things sometimes find their children abusing alcohol.'If you suspect your
child is developing an alcohol problem, look foi a few of the following
telltale signs.
Noticeable change in school performancelattendance. A sudden dip in
academic performance and frequent "sick" days could be indicative of an
alcohol problem.
Mood swings. Parents who have been hungover before should keep
an eye open to see if their children's morning moods are just typical
sleepiness or possibly the effects of a night spent drinking.
Loss of interest in past passions. No longer caring about school or a
sports team is common among teenage alcohol abusers.


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Adrienni
Submitted
Winners of the National
FFA Job Interview Career
Development Event were re-
cently announced at the an-
nual awards banquet. The
event was held in conjunc-
tion with the 79th National
FFA Convention in Indi-
anapolis, Ind. Linda Story of
Kentucky serving as super-
intendent of the national
event.
The top eight individuals
will receive scholarships to
further their education at a
post-secondary institution of
their choice. : ,


e Boyett(
Adrienne Boyette of Live
Oak placed seventh in the
top eight.
Individual Emblems List-
ed Gold Emblem Individu-
als: Adrienne Boyette of
Live Oak was among eight
students listed.
The Job Interview Career
Development Event is a
competitive activity which
tests student's ability to per-
form effectively throughout
the entire job application
process. The participants
prepare resumes, cover let-.
ters and complete a written
application. They also par-


, a winner at FFA national event
ticipate in phone, one-on-
one and panel job interviews
as part of the competition.
The event is one of many
educational activities at the
National FFA Convention in
which FFA members prac-.
tice the lesson learned in
agricultural education class- "
es. The event was held at ..
the Marriott Hotel in Indi-
anapolis, Ind.
The Job Interview event
was sponsored by Tractor
Supply Company of Brent-
wood, Tenn., as a special
project of the National FFA
Foundation.


Agriscience students


prepare for success
Submitted
Tori Henderson, a member of Suwannee Senior FFA Chapter
in Live Oak, competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair
program. The event was held during the 79th National FFA
Convention in, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 25-28. Participants from
40 associations defended their projects against other entries for
judging in 20 divisions .
Henderson's project, "Aeriation vs. Nitrates, was on display
in The National FFA Agriscience Fair area of the FFA National
Agricultural Career Show. Categories for competition were
biochemistry/microbiology/tfood science; botan,. engineering:
environmental science; and zoology. the four divisions di\ ide
students in grades 7-12. Each winning participant received ei-
ther, a cash award or scholarship The Agriscience Fair pro-
gram is sponsored by Ford Motor Company as a special pro-
ject of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of the many
ways FFA combines classroom teaching and hands-on learning
to prepare youth for future success.


FFA JOB INTERVIEW AWARD: Tractor Supply Company Senior Vice President of Merchandising
and Logistics Jerry Brase. left, presents National FFA Job Interview award to Adrienne Boyette,
right, of Live Oak.,- Photo: ut.nriind


FFA STAR CHAPTER AWARD: Pictured, I to r, FFA chapter members Kristin Summers, Celia Bass, Kristin Goff, Christine Tillman, Tori Henderson and John-Walt Boatright. Not pictured is FFA Ad-


visor De Townsend. Photo: Submitted


Suwannee High takes national FFA award
'I%


Submitted
Members of the Suwannee High School
FFA Chapter attended the 79th National FFA.
Convention in Indianopolis, Inc. where they
.were recognized as one of the Star chapters
in the National FFA Chapter Award Program.


The award program is sponsored by Land,
O'Lakes Fouindation and Toyota as a special
project of the national FFA Foundation. It is
one of many ways FFA members are encour-
aged to make a real difference in the lives of
fellow students, as well as in their communi-


ties.
The program recognizes FFA chapters for
conducting a wide variety of activities that
focus on student,'chapter arid community de-
velopment. Members are encouraged to de-
velop a detailed Program of Activities


(POA). These acti\ ities and projects pro\ ide
* citizenship, peisoual and leadership develop-
.ment opportunities to, students by giving
them a change to work with community
leaders, partner groups and school organiza-
tions.


Boyette first in state competition
Submitted
Adrienne Boyette, a member of Suwannee Se-
nior.FFA Chapter in Live Oak, attended the 78th
Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando, June
5-9. She competed in the Job Interview CDE
and won first place..
The purpose of this event is designed for
members to develop, practice and demonstrate
skills needed in seeking employment in the agri-
cultural industry. This event was sponsored by
TECO Energy. Adrienne Boyette
Boyette traveled to the National FFA Conven-
tion in Indianapolis, Ind. to represent Florida in the Job Interview
CDE competition and Agriscience Fair. Her project, "Are Squirrels
Stealing Your Energy?-A Comparison of the Potential Energy Con-
tained Carya Pecans and the Fruit of the Quercus," was on display at
the convention in the National FFA Agriscience Fair area of the'FFA
National Agricultural Career Show. More than 300 participants from
across the national defended their projects against other entries for
judging in 20 .divisions. Each national winning participant receives
either a cash award or scholarship. The Agriscience Fair program is
sponsored by Ford Motor Company as a special project of the Na-
tional FFA Foundation, which includes cash awards.


NJROTC VISIT NAS JACKSONVILLE AIR SHOW: Pictured, standing in iront of the DAV Panchito plane, are mem-
bers of Suwannee High School NJROTC during a trip to the NAS Jacksonville Air Show. Standing to the right is the
pilot Jerry JeHfers, co-pilot Mark Boak and crew member Paul Nuwer. Pholo Myrtle Parnell





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Suwannee Legals
Staropoli takes truck win at New Smyrna uDINE:CIARCUITCO
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,


Open-wheel modifiedfeature to Columbia Motorsports Park champ Garver


Submitted
The weather was cool but not too
cool as the fans greeted the 34 truck
drivers at the second annual Florida
State Truck Championship 200 at New
Smyrna Speedway recently. A special
appearance was made by the number
one driver of the number one sleigh -
Mr. and Mrs. Claus, yes that's right,
Santa Claus. A nice surprise for all at
New Smyrna.
Michael Pilla set fast time and was
on the pole for the 100 lap event with
no inversion for the field since there is
no pill draw for a 100 lap feature. As
the green was thrown, Pilla jumped to
the lead followed by Dustin Skinner
and Scott Reeves, returning from a
very bad accident in Lakeland earlier
this year, spun in turns three and four,
causing a total restart. Billy Bishop re-.
tired his truck at that point from over-
heating. On the second restart, it was
Pilla, Reeves, Skinner, Patrick
Staropoli and Ricky Moxley in the top
five.
Reeves challenged'Pilla for the lead
but Pilla was having nothing to do with
it. They went side-by-side, putting on a
great show for the fans. Reeves then
found himself challenged by Staropoli
for second as Staropoli proved to have
the stronger truck taking second and
putting Reeves third. Now it was
Moxley being challenged by Scott
Bishop who took over fifth as Moxley
went back to sixth.
Just as the action was getting hot
and heavy, the caution came out for
Chad Akins and Tim Gertsch. Gertsch
was able to continue but Akins was
done for the night. The green came
back out as Staropoli led the way over
Pilla, Skinner, Reeves, and Bishop.
Lap 24 saw T.J. Chambers bring out
the yellow as he spun on the back-
stretch. The field was realigned for the
restart as Staropoli led the way. Pilla
found his hands full as he went side-


by-side with Skinner for second. Skin-
ner took over second followed by
Reeves, Bishop and Kevin Henry.
Staropoli and Skinner put on one
heck of a show as they took turns tak-
ing the lead with each fighting back
until lap 59 when the caution came out
for a spin in turns one and two. Sud-
denly the truck of Phil Luizzo came in
full of smoke and he was done for the
night. The green came back out on lap
69 with Skinner on the point followed
by Starpoli, Bishop, Reeves and Pilla.
Suddenly the truck of Kevin Henry
stalled on the frontstretch with a bro-
ken trailing arm, ending his good run.
Skinner held the point on the restart
with Staropoli after him. Staropoli re-
took the point but Skinner was charg-
ing hard, just a little too hard, as he
spun out Staropoli on lap 75. Caught
up in the mess in turn four was the
points leader George Morales, but he
was able to pit and fix his truck well
enough to continue. Staropoli was giv-
en back his spot as Skinner went to the
rear of the trucks on the lead lap.
On the restart it was Staropoli,
Bishop, Reeves, Pilla and Brandon
Johnson. Pilla passed Reeves and took
over third as Reeves went. to fourth.
Racing was now hot and heavy as the
end Was in sight but on lap 92 the yel-
low came out again for a mass spin
coming off turn four involving Jessica
Murphy, Dwayne Barrus and Caesar
Bacerella. A Ul \\ere okay and the race
went back green but Bacerella slowed
on the backstretch and brought out the
caution again. Bacerella looked to be
out of gas but had a bent fuel tube
from the earlier spin. Close but not
close enough as Barcella was pushed
to his pit, done for the night.
With only eight laps to go, Staropoli
led the way over Scott Bishop,
Michael Pilla, Scott Reeves and Bran-
don Johnson. Staropoli took the win as
George Morales took, the 2006 Pro


Truck Championship.
In other action at New Smyrna,
Dale Clouser showed the way for the
Sportsman feature. Phil Luizzo had
the pole but it was Dale Howard who
took the point on the green followed
by Mike Pletka, Dale Clouser, Luizzo
and John Nusbaum. Clouser worked
his way to the point and took over, fol-.
lowed by Howard, Nusbaum, Pletka
and Luizzo. Suddenly Pletka and Nus-
baum got together with Nusbaum go-
ing into the turns one and two wall
hard. Nusbaum was okay but done for
the night. ,
On the restart, it was Clouser,
Howard, Luizzo, Derrick Wood and
Pletka. Luizzo passed Howard for sec-
ond as Howard settled into third. Lap
15 saw the caution for Derrick Wood,
who had spun high in turns three and
four but saved his car from hitting the
wall. Clouser continued to lead the
way and took the checkered over Phil
Luizzo, Dale Howard, Mike Pletka and
the 2006 Orlando SpeedWorld Sports-
man Champion Richard Hight.
Ron Dubeau had the pole for the
Open Wheel Modified feature but it
was the 2005 and 2006 Columbia Mo-
torsports Park Modified Champion
Jason Garver who showed the way on
the green. Alan Bruns definitely gave
it his best to pass Garver but Garver
was having nothing to do with it. With
no cautions, it was Jason Garver taking
the checkered followed by Alan Bruns,
Jeremy Fitch, Art Kunzeman, and Ron
Dubeau.'
It was Bobby Holley who took the
last Super Stock win in the 2006 sea-
son at New Smyrna. Ed Barber had
the early lead followed by Holley,
Mike Amato, George Spears and James
Frisbie. Spears passed Amato for third
as Frisbie followed Spears for fourth
and Sean Bass took over fifth as Ama-
to slid back. Amato brought out the
caution as he spun going, down the


frontstretch.
Oni the restart, it was Holley,
Spears, Frisbie, Barber and Bass lead-
ing the way. Frisbie and Spears put on
a show as they passed each other for
second but in the end, Spears held his
second. Frisbie got loose coming off
four and looked to be on his way to the
hard walls of New Smyrna but did a
fine job of saving the car. Holley took
the checkered followed by George
Spears,. James Frisbie, Ed Barber and
Sean Bass.
Young Drew Brannon had the pole
for the Late Model feature and took the
point on the lead followed by Charlie
Vest, Alan Bruns, Brandon Evans and
Brian Bellaw.. But on lap one, Michael
Weaver brought out the caution as he
spun on the backstretch. The field was
realigned as Branon showed the way
over Vest, Bruns, Jamie Skinner and
Evans.
Bruns passed Vest for second as,
Skinner followed through for third and
Vest settled into fourth. Going down
the backstretch, Vest got a little too
close to the wall, dusting it and ending
his night. Brannon held the point on
the restart followed by Skinner, Bruns,
Brennan Palmiter and Bellaw;
Skinner charged for the lead and
took it right at the start/finish line.
Skinner went to Victory Lane only to
be told that he was penalized one spot
for jumping the restart, giving back the
victory to Brannon.
Mini Stocks saw Pedie Allison and
Steven Simpson give one of the best*
shows of the night as they went side-
by-side for laps, never touching, .and
putting on a heck of a battle. In the end
it was Simpson who took the check-
ered over Pedie Allison, Rex Chris-'
tensen, Richie Laszlo and Pug Puglisi.
Doug Wolf took the checkered in
the Strictly Stock feature over Brent'
Bruner, Jody Roberts, Richard Bar-
renechea and Skip Wager.


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CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 612006CA0001890001XX
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHRISTOPHER L. ROGERS, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRISTOPHER L; ROGERS
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CHRISTOPHER L. ROGERS
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following de-
scribed property:
LOT 17, QUAILWOOD, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF AS FILED AT PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 228, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETH-
ER WITH A 1986 MOBILE HOME.
ID#33619C5977 A & B
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, PA., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW
49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUD-
ERDALE FL 33309 on or before December
15, 2006, a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice in
the SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
I-ir, a ,. r, ,:, u r..,r I.,, re e a, n-ai.ld.d ,'r
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phone Voice/TDD 386-362-0551 prior to such
proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
this 30th day of October, 2006.
KENNETH DASHER
AS CLERK CF THE COi.T


11/08, 15, 22, 29


By: Arlene D. Ivey
As Deputy. Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHETHIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2006-CA-0108
CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida
banking corporation.
Plaintiff
vs.
STARR OF CROSS CITY, INC., a dissolved
Florida corporation; STARR OF CROSS
CITY & BRANFORD,lINC., a dissolved
Florida corporation; RICHARD A. SPOON-
. ER, Individually; SUZETTE MADDOX, as
. Tenant. GENERAL MOTORS ACCEP-
TANCE CORPORATION, and JEFFREY B.
KLEIN, M.D.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, KENNETH
DASHER, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
Third Judicial Circuit, in and'for-Suwannee
county, F ,:T.oa ,purub.li 10 ir,. c SurriT.ar, F
ri!i Judgrr..'.- Ir, F.:.r .:io.ue nic. d ir, ir,.?
above styiei .:.aut ,,ii -i i 1 ,3bpubl,: sal. ir.e
following described property .situated in
SUWANNEE County, Florida, to wit:
For the Point of Beginning, commence at the
Southwest corner of Block 14 of the Town of
Branford; thence North 2216'28" West, a dis-
tance of 57.14 feet to the Northwest corner of
L1 .31 l5,.1 iei.,'1' 14 Ir l" i. .nr, r i1 j3 '
Eami alor, ir- tj.:, h Ir. n it ";a:rIz : L.: 1 B ,,:.
a cr tr ',,j F',', irir,'s,' Sc..iJIt, i,. '
East, a distance of 3.00 feet; thence North
6741'32"East, a. distance of 35.00 feet to the
East line of said Lot 2: thence South 22'18'28"
East, distance of 54.14 ei ili. ih.s ,:.uihr.'ai
corner of Lot 1 of.Bit..; 14 Ir.r..:e "Ouir.
E" 41 3: 'ae.l a .j.ilr..e 1i 100.00 feet to
ci.-.: .j-,r. irr.e P.:.,rri e ,j b-g rr.r. "
Said sale shall be made to the highest and
best bidder for cash pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in.the above styled cause
and will be held.rat'the front door of the
SUWANNEE County courthouse in Live Oak,
Florida, on the 18th day of December, 2006,
commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M..
All interested parties shall be governed ac-
cordingly by this Notice.
DATED this 9th day of November, 2006.
KENNETH DASHER
Clerk of the Court
By: Arlene D. Ivey
Deputy Clerk
11/22,29


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 612006CA000211001XX
RONNIE CORBETT,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH BUTLER and CAROLYN SMITH,
a/k/a/ CAROLYN PAT SMITH
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOSEPH BUTLER
P.O. BOX 414
O'BRIEN, FLORIDA 32071
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close mortgage on the following property in
Suwannee County Florida:
Parcel Number: 16-05S-13E-0915002.0150
1998 Pioneer 29x48 mobile home s/n
PH2602GA3285AB cty. to wit together with
and consider apart hereof Lot 15 Dove
Meadows, Unit II as recorded In Plat Book 1,
Page 172 in public records of Suwannee
County, Florida situated In Section 16, Town-
ship 5 So., Range 13 East of said county
property ID#09150020150 including well,
septic, power pole (customer will be respon-
sible to carry fire, wind, storm insurance at all
times in the amount of $40,000 Insurance to'
be listed with Ronnie Corbett as lien holder).
Customer will be responsible for all taxes due
on.property. Customer agrees if payment is
over 31 days late they (Joseph & Carolyn)
will be in breach of contract. Monthly pay-
ments of $509.16 on the 18th of each month
hereafter starting February 18, 2006.
has been filed against you, and CAROLYN
SMITH, a/k/a CAROLYN PAT SMITH, and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Rhett Bullard,
Esq., Plaintiffs' attorney, whose address is
100 South Ohio Ave., Live Oak, Florida
32064, on or before thirty (30) days from the
date of the first publication of this notice on
November 8, 2006, and file the original with
the Clerk of Court either before service on
Plaintiffs' attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.
Dated this 31st day of October 2006.
KENNETH DASHER,
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Arlene D. Ivey
As Deputy Clerk
11/08, 15, 22, 29


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It's time for jingle bells,
excitement in the air, little
ones anticipating..... no, not
Christmas, it's Christmas
on the Square in downtown
Live Oak, Florida this Sat-
urday, Dec. 2! This exciting,
fun arts and crafts


show with enter-
tainment, all
types of
food, and
a car show
with mo-
torcycles,
low rid-
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sics, mus-
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and custom trucks. The day
will conclude with a huge
lighted Christmas parade
through the streets of Live
Oak.
"Christmas in the Coun-
try," the 22nd
Annual
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;.. mas on
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S."' the Christmas
"''"" season for
i~ North Florida, is a
time-honored tradi-
tion that brings
friends and families
from far and near to
enjoy all the sights,
sounds and smells that
say it's truly Christmas
in the South.
The day begins at 8
a.m. with the arts and
crafts show that runs un-
til 4 p.m. Throughout
the da\- the car and
truck show will be
underway, along
with Santa Land
at Nlillenniunm
Park across US
90. Parents are
urged to bring
their children to
Santaland to
enjoy meeting
Santa and
see the
won-
der


Land just for them.
Throughout the day en-
tertainment will be provided
by Sharon's School of
Dance, Cheek's Gymnastics,
The Dance Shop, Caitlin
Eadie, Dowling Park First
Baptist, Andrea Lawrence,
First Baptist Church of Live
Oak's children's and youth
choirs and Christ Central,
Ministries of Live Oak
Praise team.
Many, many food venders
%will be on hand to serve
vou your favorite festival
food from hamburgers, hot
dogs, hot and spicy food,
sweets and drinks. Funnel
cakes, our signature food,
will be available all day.
If you love arts and crafts,
Christmas on the
Square is the
place to be.
There will be
floral
arrange-
ments,
jewelry,
furniture,
dolls, 22nd A
toys,
leather, Christi
clothing
and much, the S1
much more
available so
you can fill
your own desires
or purchase gifts for
Christmas. It's truly a fabu-
lous arts and crafts show
where new vendors and.
your favorite vendors are


on hand t
serve
you.
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p.m., S
the is Chg
lighted & ..t.
night- the C
time pa- i,
rade be-
gins. A new ,..,,
route will be tak-
en this year due to the
opening of the new school
on the site formerly used to
stage the entries. The pa-
rade will depart from the
Suwannee County Mall lo-
cated on Pinewood Way,
head east to US 129
(Ohio Avenue/Martin
Luther King Blvd.)
and then head
north to US 90.
The parade will
turn west on
j US 90 and
then turn
S south on
Houston
Avenue to
annual\ Paul Lang-
ford Stadi-
um where
Ias onu it will dis-
band.
fuare Come ear-
ly, bring
chairs, hot
chocolate, blankets
and be ready to enjoy this
truly great lighted parade.
Bring the entire family and
stake out your spot early...it
gets crowded.


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When the parade is over,
head on out to. the Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park
and enjoy the Christmas ex-
travaganza of Christmas
Lights. There is a per car-
load charge Sunday
through Thursday. On Sat-
urday and Sunday the
charge is $12 with an op-
portuniity tovisit with San-
ta, enjoy hot cocoa and
cookies and live music.
Come on down to the
22nd Annual Christmas on
the Square's "Christmas in
the Country" arts' and crafts
festival. You'll be glad you
did.

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Car' Show
Classes
Muscle car Street Rod *Classics Low Rider
(Truck or Car) Race car Motorcycles
Custom Truck (all types)
PLUS AWARD FOR BEST OF SHOW
Each class will be judged and awarded 1st and 2nd place
For more information, contact Alan Bendenbaugh at
386-590-0595 or Suwainne Counn' Chamber ait386-362-3071
Ml 100% of the proceeds benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Make the checks payable to
Professional Firefighters of Live Oak


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Suwannee Valley Humane Society


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Society, 1156 SE Bisbee
Loop, Madison, FL 32340.
Directions: Two miles south
of Lee off CR 255; from 1-10
Exit 262; take CR 255 north'
1/2 mile, follow the signs.
Suwannee Valley Humane
Society is a limited space
shelter (no kill) and depends
on adoptions to free available
space. A drop-off donation is
required for any animal
brought to the shelter. You
must check with us prior to
bringing a drop-off animal to
the shelter. Hours: Tuesday-
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or
by appointment. Visit our
Web site and see the homeless
animals who need a really
,good home at www.geoci-
ties.com/Suwanneehs, or e-
mail us at
suwanneevalley@earthlink.n
et.
Adoption fee, of $50 in-
cludes spay/neuter, deworm-
ing, heartworm/feline
(leukemia) testing and rabies
shot. Please visit the shelter,
the animals would love to
meet you. They also offer op-
tional micro-chipping when
you adopt for $10 more.
If you have lost a pet or
found one, the humane soci-
ety will help you find your
pet. Call us at 850-971-9904
or toll-free at. 866-236-7812.
Leave a message if they are
closed, your call will be re-
turned. Remember to always
call your local animal control
or shelters if you have a lost
or found animal.'
They really appreciate do-
nations; they couldn't operate
without them. Donation are
the. heart and soul of its thrift
shop income. Please consider
bringing them donations of
clothes; household goods, fur-
niture and toys. They ask that
all donations be in good con-
dition: ohber\ise, the. cannot
sell them. Thank you! ....,


Volunteers are wanted and
needed four hours a week on
the day of your choice. Call to
learn more. People are always
needed to hold, pet, love and
walk the homeless animals at
the shelter, so if you can't
adopt you can always come
help in many other-ways.
Newspapers and aluminum
cans recycled: They have a re-
cycle newspaper bin at 305
Pinewood Drive, Live Oak,
just west of Johnson's Appli-
ance/Radio Shack. They also
collect aluminum cans to re-
cycle, just bring them to the
shelter. All the money goes to
help the homeless animals.
Reminder: Do not leave
pets in vehicles for any length
of time due to the heat and hu-
midity.
Note: Make sure you and
your pets are prepared for
hurricane season.
Thank you: Thanks ,to
everyone who made our 21st
Annual Pet Show a success.
Thanks to all our super spon-
sors, pet owners and all the
great animals who participat-
ed in the show and to all the
volunteers who helped us.
Congratulations to all the
winners. We hope to see
everyone back again next
year. Thanks again from all of
us: at Suwannee Valley. Hu-
mane Society,
Featured animals for
adoption:
Dogs:
3106-Hunk- 1 1/2 years
old, brindle color, male, Mas-
tiff/mix. He is a beautiful
large dog.
3101-Della-6 months old,
Collie/mix, female, black,
brown and white. She is a
sweetheart.
3 0 8 5 Loretta -
Catuhula/mix, female, brown
with a black muzzle, 9 weeks
old and would love to go
home ilh \ou .
,,,,3078-Ma\-6 weeks old.


spayed, female, mixed breed,
brown with a white streak on
her nose and has a micro-,
chip.
3051-Chester-5 1/2 months
old, male, Heeler/mix, brown
and black and has been
neutered.
Cats:
3094-Kitty-2 1/2 years old,
orange with white, spayed, fe-
male and would love a home.
3092-Patches-7 .weeks old,
male, black and white, more
white than black and he has
been neutered.
3057-Sam-8 months old,
male, white and gray and has
been neutered.
3015-Frances-4 1/2
months, light gray tabby, male
and has been neutered.
2831-Lovey-.1 1/2 years
old, -Calico, female and has
been spayed. She would love
a new home.
Special kitties:
2592-Millie-Tabby, 3 year
old cat, white and spayed. She
is very sweet. Older cats
make wonderful pet for an
older person. Does not like
children and does not like to
be held all the time. This is a
very special cat and, you can
'adopt.her for $60 because she
has a micro-chip in, case she
gets lost.
2240-Sissy-This is a real
special kitty. She is 3 years
old and is a black and gray
Tabby. She does not like chil-
dren but, would make a won-
derful companion for and old-
er person. She does have to
have special food. If there is
an older person, who would
love to have this cat, she can
be adopted for a special price
of $25. Come in and see her.
A Christmas Wish
Our Christmas wish this
year is to find loving homes
for all of our furry friends. We
know that this is not possible
but we hope that you, will
think of our animals fust be-


fore you look somewhere else
for that special friend for your
children, grandparents, hus-
band, wife, or any other loved
one who needs the love and
companionship of a four-
legged ball of love.
These animals are ready to


give you all the love that is in
their hearts just for the chance
to have a family to care and
love them. All they ask is for
the chance to be seen and to
show you how much they can,
offer to you.
Please come out and visit us


to see the variety of dog/pup-
pies, cat/kittens that are ready
Sto share unconditional love
that is in their hearts.
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INSIDE Capt. Brian Smith INSIDE 2nd Place Winner of Seafood Recipe Contest


Tide Tables

November Steinhatchee River ent., Deadman Bay


Date


Day Time


11/29/2004 Mon 0'210AM LST 3.3
11/30/2004 Tue 02:44AM LST 3.3


Height Tine


H 09s45AM LST -0.5 L
H 10:21AM LST -0.3 L


UeigIbt *toe


04s11PM LST 2.6
04s50PM LST 2.5


Height


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H 10:04PM LSTf 1.5 I


December Steinhatchee River ent., Deadman Bay


Date .Day
12/01/2004 Wed
12/02/2004 Thu
12/03/2004 -~r,
1)/.4A2P394,,-saat
12/05/2004 Sun
12/06/2004 Mon
12/07/2004 Tue
12/08/2004 Wed
12/09/2004 Thu
12/10/2004 Fri
12/11/2004 Sat
12/12/2004 'Sun
12/13/2004 Mon
12/14/2004 TUe
12/15/2004 Wed
12/16/2004 Thu
12/17/2004 Fri
12/18/2004 Sat,
12/19/2004 Sun
12/20/2004 Mon
12/21/2004 Tue
12/22/2004 Wed
12/23/2004 Thu'
12/24/2004 Fri1
12/25/2004 Sat
12/26/2004 Sun
12/27/2004 Mon
12/28/2004 Tue
12/29/2004 Wed
1'2/30/2004 Thu
12/31/2004 Fri


Time Height
03:23AM;LST 3.2 H
04:06AM LST 3.0 H
O14-WA M LST 2.8 H
1.24-4,aAi lLST-.-y. 4 L
01,.55 M 'LST 1.2 L
03lO[AM LST 0.9 L
04:17AM LST.0.5 L
05I5AM LST 0.0 L
06:08AM LST -0.5 LL
06:57AM LST -0.9 L
12:08AM LST 3.5 H
12:52AM LST 3.7 H
01:38AM LST 3.7 H
Q0227AM LST 3..7 H_
03:20AM LST 3.5 H
04:16AM LST 3.3 H
05:20AM LST 3.0 H
12:59AM LST 1.0 L
02:15AM LST 0.9 L
03:32AM LST 0.5 L
04:41AM LST 0.2 L
05:39AM LST -0.2 L
06:27AM tST -0.5 L
07:1OAM LST -0.6 L
12:08AM LST 3.2 H
12:46AM, LST 3.3 H
01:24AM LST 3.3 H
02s01AM LST 3.2 H
02*:38AM LST 3.2 '
03:17AM LST 3.1 H
03:58AM LST 3.0 H


Time Height
10:59AM LST -0.2 LA
11:40AM LST:0.0 L
12;26PM LST 0.2 LA
,06:03AiST 2.6 H
07s28AM 'LST 2,5 H-
08:57AN LST 2.4 H
101i9AM LST 2.5 H
11:29AM LST 2.6 H
12s32PM LST 2.7 H
01s29PM LST 2.8 H
07s46AM LST -1.0 L
08S35AM LST -1.2 L
09:26AM LST -1.1 L
10:l4AM LST -1.0 X.
ll:03AM LST -0.8 L
11:52AM LST -0.4 L
12:41PM LST*0.0 L
06s34AM LST 2.6 H
08:0OAM LST 2.4 H
09:31AM LST 2.2 H
10:55AM LST 2.3 H
12:02PM LST 2.3 H
12:55PM LST 2.4 H
01:39PM LST 2.5 H
07:49AM LST -0.7 L
08:26AM LST -0.7 LA
09:00AM LST --07 L
09s33AM LST -0.,6 L
19s05AM LST -0.5 L
10i38AM LST -0.4 L
11:11AMLST -0.3 L


Time
05s3.1PM LST
06s16PM LST
07s04PM LST
01:19PM-LST
.02:16PM -LST
03sl7PM LST
04s16PM LST
05sl2PM LST
06:03PM 'LST
06s551PM LST
02 23PM LST
03i15PM LSO
0405PM LST
04:53PM LST
05039PM LST
06:23PM LST
07:07PM LST
0132PM LST
02425PM LST
03:22PM LST
04:20PM LST
05:13PM LST
06:02PM LST
00:45PM LST
02:18PM LST
02:53PM LST
03:26PM LST
0358SPM LST
04:29PM LST
04s59PM LST
05:31PM LST


Height.
2.5 H
2.4 HI
2.5 H
0.4 L
0.6 L.,
0.8 L
0,9 L.
1.1 L
1.3 L,
1.4 L
2.8 H
2.7 H
2.6 H
2.6 H
2.5 H
2.5" H
2.5 H
0.5 LA
0.9 .,
1.1 L
1.3 'l
1.4 LA
1.5 L
1.5 L
2.6 H
2.6 H

2.6 H"
2.6 H
2.6 H


1O:4BPH LOST
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10:07PM LOT~
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09S09PM
09:58PM
10s52PM
11:51PH

07:51PM
08 :36PM
09s21PM
10:06PH
10s48PM
S1 l29PM
07:s26PM
08:s04PM
08:41PM
09s18PM
09:57PH
10:38PM
11'22PM


LST
LST
lST

LST
lAST


Height
1.5 l
1.5 I,


2.6 H
2.8 H
3.0 U
3.2 H
3.3 H
1.5 I.

1,5 LI
1.4 L.
1.3 "L
1.2 L.


LST 2.6
WST 2, 6
LST 2.8
LST 3 .0I
LST 3.1'
LST 3.2

LAST 1.
LST 1. 4
LST 1.31
LST 1.2
LST 1.1'
LST 1.o0


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What's a fish worth?


By: Capt. Brian Smith,
Big Bend Charters
Go to your local fish market
and they'll tell you, to the pen-
ny, what each fish there is
worth at that moment. They'll.
often times, have a pnce sign
stuck in the ice. right beside
the fish's head so you don't
even have to know what kind
of fish it is, but you'll know it's
worth $12.95 a pound.
If you look around, you'll
notice different types of fish
have different prices. Some
types of fish are priced higher
than others even though
they're lying right next to one
another in the ice bed. A fish is
not a fish. is not a fish? Aren't
all fish created equal? Come
back in a few days and some of
the. prices will ha% e changed.
The fish you saw three days
ago for $12.95 per pound is
now $9.95 per pound. Come
back the next day and the same
fish is $8.95 a pound. The
price of that fish is dropping
$1 per pound per day: I'll come
back in a week. A week later"
you conclude that someone
else obviously bought that fish
the day before you returned
but you learned old fish aren't
as valuable as new fish.
Ask commercial fish-
ermen the worth of
a fish and he'll
tell you the
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know that price will be less by
the time he returns with his
catch. Furthermore, the de-
cline in wholesale fish price by
the pound appears to be direct-
ly correlated with the increase
in diesel cost by the gallon. I
asked a fellow in Panama City
how much a fish was worth.
We were at the yacht basin
standing beside his well pol-
ished 63 foot sport fishing
wagon with a triple decker fly
bridge trimmed %%ith numerous
gold international fishing
reels. He said come aboard. I
did after wiping my feet off on
the section of carpet on the
dock with the name of the ves-
sel embroidered on it. The
cockpit was a large dance floor
with twin fighting lounge
chairs port and starboard; em-
broidered name on the back-
rest, of course. On the transom
was a hide-away sink, see-
through live-well, raw and
fresh water wash down and
tackle storage. Looking for-
ward there was a full size chest
freezer for fish food,, a refrig-
erator for people food and
drink and a bait prep station
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first tier at the queen sized guest quar-
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I can't After the tour, he offered me
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a with- more. I found out it cost $800
oppose, per month to have his boat
weather, float at that slip. That fee in-
m con- eludes two parking places next
so the to your slip. For $2,000 a day
oat .in. he'll have his captain take out
irs was your party for a wonderful day
Walls, .on the water. The mate's tip is
h, gal- not included, by-the-by. He.
re all was a gracious gentleman but
n such never quite answ ered my ques-.
of the tion as to the.worth of a fish.
s. The Tvo hours of prep time on
d in a Friday night, to make sure
y car- most things are rigged and,
pt for ready, so as to minimize doing
he bar, much work in the darkness of
the early morning, meaning
that your Honey Dumpling
didn't.get any 'quality time' af-
ter the work %week. Then an
hour and a half drive to the
crowded boat ramp where it
takes all your restraint not to
blow your top at the ill pre-
pared fellow ahead of you who
| obviously shared quality time
with his Honey Dumpling the
night before. Then an hour or
so bumpy boat ride to the best
fishing spot in your GPS to
find out that three other boats
h. ave stolen your secret nurD -
b .er. The bite is slow so you d--
cide to take a snack break, y6u
ask your buddy, whose sole re-
sponsibility was to bring the
food and drinks, for a sand-
which and soda. The look on his
face tells you he spent quality
time with his Honey Dumpling
last night too and forgot the
groceries. You manage to put a
few fish in the boat before
hunger and thirst force abort-
ing the fishing mission. After
the mental anguish of loading
the boat back on the trailer at
the public boat ramp, you find
yourself at the Quickie Gas.
Food Mart and Laundry Em-
porium putting $25 worth of
gas in your truck, $50 worth of.
gas in your boat, 2 quarts of
two-cycle oil ($5), a cold six
pack of liquid Prosac, bag of
stale chips and a peppercorn
hotdog ($11). (Definition:
V ,! Peppercorn hotdog- what you
assume to be a spicy all beef
S5 link with a sprinkling of pep-
9 percorns only to find out, after
first bite, that the 'peppercorns'
6-8369 where just roasted flies that got
5-0824
5-3539 stuck on the wiener as it rolled
atilil around for hours on the ma-
niake chine). The party continues
n will once you pull back on the


r and
id


road. after you donating the
chewed and unchewed portion
of the "peppercorn dog"' to the
roadside raccoons. Your buddy
offers to help clean up the boat
and the fish but you're so
ticked off that for.the sake of
the friendship you feel a little
time alone is best and tell him
you'll take care of it this time.
Soon you find yourself alone
in the backyard with a few
dead fish and a bomber
squadron of biting flies that'
somehow heard what .oui did
with their kinfolk at the
QGFM. Snill scratching the
whelps from the flies, you toss
the chunks ofbagged fish parts-
in the garage freezer, drag
yourself .to the shower, flop
down in that nasty over stuffed
chair she's been dying to have'
hauled off to the dump, pop
the last can of warm liquid
prosac and receive the silent
treatment from your Honey
Dumpling. "Honey, do you
want me to cook that fish for
dinner tomorrow night?" No
answer and she's sitting across
the room staring at you.
The worth of those 'fish? I
don't believe math applies. The
joyful screams and antics of
child speed cranking grunts to
the boat at a rate that. is only
curbed by the time it takes you
to remove the fish and put on
more bait. He is absorbed in
the moment like salt in water.
He is the best fishermen the
world has ever known. Just ask
him. The satisfaction of dig-
ging a big grouper off the bot-
tom to the point of getting
mindedd brings the child out in a
grown man. You can tell by the
way he poses for a boat photo
and then sneaks a few peeks in
the cooler to marvel at the ac-
complishment. The roller
coaster facial expression
brought on by a' submarine
missile strike from a five foot
plus barracuda on a trolled tube
lure. The aerial dance brings si-
lence till splash down. "Did
you see that?' "Somebody get
the rod!" The naked flicker of a
redfish tail, bringing out the
springer spaniel instinct in a
guide as she poles her client
within casting range. "Fish,
ON!" ,
Who's more excited? I vote
the fish, but I could be wrong.
Those four quick scenarios
are all very different but the
same.
You see, we can add up the


cost of equipment and so forth,
the value of our time and even
factor in w hat %we could have
been doing if we weren't fish-
ing. But we can't put a price on
that single redfish, or one grunt
out of a hundred or more, or
that dancing barracuda that
most people -would just release
anyway. The \alue of the fish
is in the moment.
-The fish retailer and com-
.mercial fishermen are painfully
aware of the cost of getting
fish. They know the value of
that fish declines from the time
it is caught to the time it is sold.
They're simply trying to affi\ a
dollar. figure on the fish.
They're in the fish business but
the value of the fish is in the
,moment.
Sportfishermen look at: fish a
bit different but there is a simi-
larity. The man with the 63
footer spent millions to be in
the lap of luxury the moment
the fish struck.
The other fellow endured
hurdles and hardship to have a
brief moment with a few fish.
The scenarios depicted the
high moments with a fish but
neglected all the time neces-
sary to be there when it-,hap-
pened. Will the little boy re-
member dragging out of bed
early, the hour long boat ride,
the captains' name, the bait
used, etc? Probably not. He
will remember the moment
with the fish for the rest of his
life. '
What is a fish not worth'"
Your life and those lives with
you! The same person that
counts calories, cholesterol,
and/or carbs, doesn't smoke or
drink, drives the speed limit,
makes sure their child is in a
car safety seat, is worried when
a loved one is on the road late a
night, etc., can be the same per-
son that ignores the dark
clouds, turbulent seas, preven-
tative maintenance and 'expen-
sive' safety equipment and
takes a huge risk to catch a stu-
pid fish. If a little voice in your
head sounds off a warning
whisper; pay attention to it.
There is no fish swimming
worth endangering yourself
and others. If conditions aren't
right, go golfing. I do..
Capt. Brian Smith, Big Bend
Charters For more stories like
this see the i'eb site: www.big-
bendcharters. corn
The sea hath fish for every
man. William Camden 1605


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learn to sail


on any budget


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For those who sit on shore,
longing to set sail every time a
white sail crosses the blue
horizon no more excuses.
Family sailing can bring
everyone together for an unin-
terrupted chance to slow
down, talk and enjoy each oth-
er. There are affordable learn-
to-sail programs that fit any
family and budget plus, you
don't even need to own a boat.
There are many' ways for
families to learn together.
Sailing schools and charter
opportunities can teach the
necessary techniques and
skills in a few days. Here are
some tips for getting started:
Join a local sailing club
that provides access to a vari-
ety of club boats through an
affordable family member-
ship.
Take a sailing vacation
with a charter company that
provides instructional lessons
as you go. You'll enjoy a fun
family vacation and come
home with a bareboat cap-
tain's certification.
Vacation at' a sailing
school in the beautiful
Caribbean or your favorite va-
cation city. Most schools offer
programs for kids.
Attend a local boat show
for more information on learn-
to-sail programs available in


your area.
Contact the local sailboat
dealership. Many offer free in-
troduction to sailing seminars
and on-the-water events.
Charter a sailboat with.
captain and crew Stateside or
in the Caribbean. Take advan-
tage of their knowledge and
experience to learn everything
you can.
Find sailing and yacht
clubs near you. Clubs are very
supportive of their hobby and
often host open houses to in-
troduce new sailors to the
sport.
A comprehensive list of
sailing schools, boat shows
and charter opportunities is
available at www.discover-
sailing.com. Once you learn
the ropes and explore different
boats, you'll know how to buy
the perfect sailboat for your
family's needs.
"Our kids were always beg-
ging us to let them go off with
friends on weekends we had
to fight for family time. Now
they beg us to take the boat
out," said Sharon Poulton, a
mother of two. "We are now
doing our first family charter
in the spring."
Remember the journey, not
the destination, is the true re-
ward of sailing.


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Mal de mer can be a formidable fo


Though you might not know
what mal de mer is, chances
are strong you don't like it. A
French term for what is known
as seasickness or motion sick-
ness throughout most of North
America. mal de mer is an af-
fliction felt by many, challeng-
ing the human body's ability to
maintain its equilibrium at
sea.
Perhaps the worst thing
about seasickness. outsideof
"the internal feelings of unrest,
is that many people take to the
water for their vacations. This,
means part, if not all, of their
deserved downtime will be
spent feeling the ill effects of a
condition they never saw com-
ing. If you're planning on hit-
ting the seas, whether it's for a
day trip or an extended vaca-
tion, understanding what sea-
sickness is and how you can
avoid it can be a good first
step for an enjoyable vacation.

WHAT IS SEASICKNESS?
Seasickness is the result of
your brain feeling confused.
When you begin to feel sea-
sickness. that's because your
eyes, inner ears and much of
the rest of your body are send-
ing different signals to your
brain. Since your body and


braim are iUsed to, being on several days not a comforting
land, the signals your body reality for those on a day trip
typically sends to your brain or an extended weekend.
get garbled when the "ground"
beneath you, in this case a WHY DO YOU GET
body of water, begins to move. SEASICKNESS WHILE
The feeling of queasiness you OTHERS DON'T?
get is largely due to your inner If you're out to sea and,
ear throwing off your sensory everyone else seems to be en-
perception. This is similar to joying themselves, you might,
what happens on an airplane, wonder \hby it is you're feeling
as that familiar ground you've seasickness and not them. Fear
grown so accustomed to hav- not, however, as this is not be-
ing beneath you begins to cause you're anu'nore or less
move further, and further "susceptible than anyone else to
away, your brain grows con- the ill effects of seasickness. In
fused. fact, if you begin to feel sick
According to WebMD, an the moment you get to sea,
online medical resource, as that's an indicator that your in-
your eyes send these messages ner-ear balance is actually very
along to your brain assuring good.
the brain that everything is ETeryone is susceptible and
stable, your inner ears are do- likely to feel a certain degree
ing quite the opposite, telling of seasickness, and some of
the brain that nothing is stable those same people who seem'
and that everything, including to be feeling no effects what-
your. entire body, .is moving. soever could in t1ct be experi-
These dueling perceptions encing seasickness right in
cause confusion for your front of your very eyes. A
brain, leading to feelings of common symptom of those
queasiness. suffering from seasickness is
Eventually, your brain will an immediate feeling of sleepi-'
begin to sort out these percep- ness. Though some associate
tions, and you should be able nausea and vomiting. with sea-
to get your "sea legs" under sickness (both of which are
you and enjoy your trip. How- side effects), sleepiness is a
ever, such sorting out can take common and more instanta-


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neous side effect. Anyone who
prefers to take.'a nap the mo-
ment they get out to sea is
more than likely suffering
through some seasickness, just
minus the stomach pains and
other less desirable side ef-
fects.
For others, the more nega-
tive side effects do rear their
ugly head, but they don't have
to. Even the most accom-
plished sailor can suffer from
seasickness. ,tfi difference is
knowing ho%'idleal with it.

HOW DO I HANDLE
SEASICKNESS?
The best way to combat sea-
sickness is to prepare yourself
mentally before you go out to
sea. Stay busy and keep your
mind occupied. Sitting in one
place while doing nothing will
only let your brain focus more
oil the conflicting messages it's
receiving,' allowing it to dwell
on the swaying motions of the
sea despite other messages
telling it otherwise.
Try to stay above-deck as
'much as possible. This is par-
ticularly good if land is'still in
sight and the horizon can be
seen. Focusing on the horizon
will give your brain a point of
reference, furthering its chance
of adjusting to the unstable en-
vironment. Focusing on the
horizon is easiest if you can
find a stable spot with minimal
swaying on the deck of the
boat. If you do find a stable'spot
and want to pass the time. read-
ing is not a good idea, as it will
further the garbled messages
being sent from your eyes to the
brain, acting as a false sense of
stability. This is akin to how
many people cannot read while
in a moving car. Your eyes
should be focusing on the hori-
zon, not words on. a page.
While medications for sea-
sickness do exist, these need to
be taken before you get out to ,
sea to be effective taking
them at the onset of symptoms
Won't help. If you know you'll
be feeling seasick, another
method of prevention is to
choose the correct boat on
which to do your sailing. Those
with histories of motion sick-
ness, be it on a plane or in a car,
would be wise to avoid smaller
vessels, as such environments
are similar to the closed-in con-
fines of plane cabins or auto-
mobiles. Many cruise ships
now have stabilizers that
negate much of the motion
most commonly associated
with seasickness. In general,
the bigger the boat, the less
likely you are to feel seasick-
ness, as bigger boats are less
likely to be considerably
swayed by the movements of
the sea.





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Today!
Nov. 29
Craft classes
Craft classes are now being offered at Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park. Carol Dobbs will teach Christmas crafts from 10
a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Nov. 29. Cost $15 includes all supplies.
Info/registration: 386-364-1683.

Thursday
Nov. 30
NFCC will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT)
North Florida Community College will conduct College
Placement Tests (CPT).pn computer on at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
and 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, in the NFCC Testing Center,
Building No. 16, on the Madison campus. Persons taking the
tests will be required to register in NFCC Student Services'24
hours before testing. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
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.

Thursday
Nov. 30
American Red Cross First
Aid class in Lake City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; First Aid class; 6-9
p.m., Thursday,.Nov. 30; 264 NE Hemando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650.

Make plans to visit!
Thru Jan. 14, 2007,
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will display
two ivory-billed woodpecker specimens thru Sunday, Jan. 14,
2007 during museum hours. Cost: $8.50 adults (.$7.50 Fla. resi-
dents), $4.50 children 3-12; Contact: 352-846-2000,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Friday
Dec. 1
AADC 10th anniversary celebration
African American Development Council (AADC) will hold its
10th anniversary celebration at 7ip.m., Friday, Dec. 1 in Ebenez-


er AME Church, 411 Parshley Street, Live Oak. Guest speaker:
Daryl Parks an attorney with Parks-Crump of Tallahassee; Note:
deadline to purchase souvenir booklet ads will be Monday, Nov.
13: full page $50; 1/2 page $35; 1/4 page $25; business card
$15; and patrons $10; Contact: Yvonne Scott, 386-362-2789 or
the Rev. Clifton Riley, 386-362-5784.

Saturday
Dec. 2
American Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult ,
CPR and First Aid class in Lake City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; Infant/Child/Adult
CPR and First Aid class; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2; 264
NE Hernando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650.

Saturday-Sunday
Dec. 2-3 .
T-shirt tie-dying class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park offers T-shirt
tie-dyeing class Saturday and from 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday-Sun-
day, Dec. 2-3 in Craft Square. Note: class size is limited. Cost
$10,, includes T-shirt, but does not include $4 park entrance fee.
Info/pre-registration: 386-397-1920,
www.StephenFosterCSO.org.

Must purchase tickets
in advance!
Dec. 2, 8 and 9
Madrigal Dinners
Lake City Community College .Choir and Lake Cith VA Med-
ical Center v. ill present Christmas Madrigal Dinners on Satur-
day, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9 at 7 p.m.
Dec. at Lake Cit\ V Medical Center Auditornum and Dec. 8-
9 at Lake City First Presb1lerian Church fellows hip hall; Cost:
Adults $25, 65 and older $20, LCCC staff $18 and children $15;
Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost of the
tickets sold for the Dec. 2 dinner will benefit the VA Hospice
Program. Info: Warren McClunney, 386-755-3016, ext. 2638 or
Owen Wingate, 31<6-754-4255.


Saturday
Dec. 2
Mom's Day Out
Branifrd Womein's Club will offer Mom's Day Out from 10
a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at its clubhouse on US 247 across
from The Gathering in Branford. Children' ages 3-14 only, potty
trained please, can enjoy family rated movies, games and fun..
Lunch'and snacks provided. Waiver of Release must be signed
by parents, photo ID required with contact number. Advanced


reservations encouraged. Cost: $10 first child, $7.50 for each ad-
ditional child. Mail checks to Branford Women's Club, P.O. Box
1084, Branford, FL 32008 before Friday, Nov. 24. Cash only at
the door. Info: Terri, 386-935-6532 from .5-7 p.m. only, Mon-
day-Friday.

Saturday-Sunday
Dec. 2-3 /
Christmas Tree Lane
Lake City Women's Club presents "Christmas Tree Lane"
from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3; at 27 SE Her-
nando Ave., Lake City featuring decorated trees, holiday table
settings, seasonal arrangements and bazaar items. Adults $5,
children $3. Proceeds benefit restoration fund. Info: Sandra
Messer, 386-362-6886. or 386-961-6643.


Sunday
Dec. 3
Garden Club of St. Augustine 38th
Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
The Garden Club of St. Augustine invites you to its 38th An-
nual Chinsnnas Tour of Homes from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3.
Seven homes dating from 1750-1912 on one of the nation's old-
est streets-St. George Street-will be showcased. Tickets: $15 in
advance, $20 day of tour also includes a delightful tea and a vis-
.it to their "Christmas Store" at 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine..
Info: Janice Sperlanes, 904-471-2891 or Myra James, 904-824-
S1580.

Monday "
Dec. 4
Free Medicare Prescription
Drug Plans presentation
SHINE (Ser'ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a pro-
gram of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, offers a free
presentation from 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, in the Bran-.
ford Public Library Conference Room on what you need to
know about: Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and other types
of prescription assistance; how to Choose the Plan that is Best
for.You; and how to receive extra help with costs; Info: Kara
McAnaney, 352-692-5264.

Tuesday
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-down dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.
for $10 per person. The meeting starts at'.7 p.m. Dinner is not re-
quired to join us for the meeting. All Democrats are invited 'to
join us in participating in the
S Democratic Process. Meetings
i" '"'. are held the first Tuesday of
each month. Info/RSVP for din-
ner: Monica, 386-330-2036.


Saturday *December 2
4:00pm


An Old Fashioned Christmas
.................. .thru-Deo 30
Jingle Jam with Jonas Brothers,
Huttin But Stringz & Katelyn Tarver
....................... De 9
Blake Shelton............Deoo 16
Josh Turner.............Jan 20
Craig Morgan
with Heartland. ........Feb 3
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Tuesday-
Saturday
Dec. 5-9
Great Florida Cattle
Drive of Ought 6
Flonda Agricultural Museum
presents "Great Flonda Cattle
Dri e of Ought 6" Tuesday-Sat-
urday, 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 par-
ticipants and the public at Silver
Spurs Arena in Kenansville;
lnfo/parncipant registration:
352-429-0100, www.flondacat-
tledrive.com.

Wednesday-
Sunday
Dec. 6-10
NFCC Christmas
at the Mansion
open house
NFCC Foundation, Inc. and
the Friends of the Mansion will
host NFCC Christmas at the
Mansion open house Dec. 6-10;
open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 6-8; 11
a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9;
and 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10,
in Madison; Cost: free, dona-
tions accepted to benefit the
WSG Conference Center;;
Note: Madison County Junior
-Auxiliary will host "Cookies
with Santa" from 1-3 p.m., Sat-
urday, Dec. 9 with Santa and
Mrs. Claus available to take
pictures with children so bring a
camera. Also, group tours avail-
able, call in advance; Info:
Maria Greene, Mansion coordi-
nator, at 850-973-9432 or e-
mail greenem@nfcc.edu.



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Treating back pain a difficult, evolving task


No one likes shoveling-snow. While the eyes of children light up at the sight of
snowfall, for men and women with driveways and sidewalks, that snowfall just means it's
time to dust off the snow shovel and get to work. Unfortunately, such a reality can often to
lead to aches and pains, as many a veteran snow shoveller can willingly attest. What's ,
important for back pain sufferers to know is they are certainly not alone. According to the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Suegeons, treating back pain costs nearly $100 billion
annually.
Such a figure is likely significantly higher than most people might expect. However, that
figure is indicative of the prevalence of back pain, whether it's afflicting people on an
interim basis thanks to a driveway full of snow or if the situation is chronic. The good
thing about so many people suffering from back pain is that much is being done. to combat
it, offering those suffering from.mild to more advanced stages a variety of options for
relieving their pain.
For those suffering from mild back pain as a result of too much shovelling or lifting
something too heavy, over-the-counter pain relievers have proven to help many times.
Ibuprophen, aspirin and acetaminophin are all available and have proven helpful for those
with just minor back pain. Minor back pain sufferers can also use a heating pad or a cold
bag, alone or in combination with over-the-counter drugs, to help relieve most, if not all,
of the pain.
For those suffering from more intense, and lasting back pain, however, a couple of tablets
of aspirin and a heating pad will likely not do the trick. This is not to say your cause is
helpless, but it will just take more effort, and money, to treat your condition.
Unfortunately, back pain is chiefly characterized by variability, making a doctor's
diagnosis with respect to the effects of treatment and length of symptoms nowhere near as
concrete as diagnoses for other ailments might be. It's important to keep in mind for any
back pain sufferers that studies released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ) within the last 10 years have shown that even a month after treatment, 33
percent of sufferers have reported continuing pain while about a quarter of those surveyed
reported substantial limitations on their activities. This suggests that even the most
effective treatments will not eradicate pain entirely.
Perhaps the one treatment to be most wary of is spinal fusion surgery. Historically,
surgery was largely.a condition-specific option not even considered for the majority of
back pain sufferers. However, in recent years spinal surgeries have increased greatly,
which is not necessarily a good thing, as many have pointed out that longterm effects of
surgery seem to be no more beneficial than other, less expensive treatments. This was first
pointed out in a 2001 Swedish study that showed tremendous benefits in the first two years


after surgery, but no lasting effects or differences when compared to patients who did not
have surgery. Soon thereafter, other studies offered similar results, including a 2003
Norwegian study that suggested aggressive regimens combined with cognitive behavior
therapy proved eqaully as effective at reducing pain as did fusion surgeries. Again, this is
important to note due to the escalating costs of spinal fusion surgeries and their apparently
minimallongterm effectiveness.
While American surgeons might scoff at the results of these studies, it's important to
consider these same surgeons do not make money by suggesting alternatives to surgery.
The best way to approach potential back surgery might be a return to the days when spinal
surgeries were condition-specific and not a uniform answer for everyone. Sufferers of
sciatica, for instance, where intense pain shoots down the leg as a result of a spinal injury,
will often find surgery to be their most viable option. Still, while the surgery-first mentality
shifted greatly in favor of surgeries over the last several years, other options have now
come into play that should decrease the prevalence of spinal surgeries.
One evolving branch of treating back pain is known as Spinal Arthroplasty, an option
that offers non-fusion techniques to treating back pain. The goal of spinal arthroplasty is to
restore or replace degenerative spinal joints through the use of minimally invasive
technology. While this branch is still in its infant stages, for those suffering from chronic
back pain it should come as some solace, as spinal arthroplasty is being geared toward
reducing pain via avenues other than costly spinal fusion surgeries.
Still, as the Norwegian study suggested in 2003, exercise might be the best option. At
first glance,,the concept of exercise when suffering lower backpa in might seem
incomprehensible. But too much rest only worsens back pain. Such is the reason most
exercise regimens for back pain sufferers are combined with cognitive beha\ ioral therapy
aimed at re-programming one's brain into being less sensitive to pain. This theory suggests
back pain is not only physical, but neurological as well, essentially saying acute back pain
causes a person's central nervous system to become hyperactive as a means to combatting
pain. This, as supporters of the exercise and behavior therapy suggest, can be treated-
through reprogramming that will gradually allow sufferer 1to feel less pain as ihe\ exercise
more and become less sensitive to pain. All the while, treatments such as accupuncture,
physical therapy and even chiropractic treatments can be incorporated into the regimen,
It is important to keep in mind if you come inside this winter with an aching back thanks
to a driveway full of snow that treating your back pain does not have to be as expensive as
you might think. Thanks to a handful of recent studies and an apparent paradigm shift in
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Make plans to visit!
Thru Jan. 14, 2007
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will dis-
play two ivory-billed woodpecker specimens thru Sunday, Jan.
14, 2007 during museum hours. Cost: $8.50 adults ($7.50 Fla.
residents), $4.50 children 3-12; Contact: 352-846-2000,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Jan. 2, 2007
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee.will meet
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at Spirit of the SuwanneeMusic 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 re-
quired to join us for the meeting. All Democrats are invited 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.

Visit now!
Ends Jan. 7,2007
"Hatching the Past: The
Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt"
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will host a trav-
eling 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 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, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.


Jan. 20, 2007
Hot dog stand and winter yard sale
Branford Women's Club will offer a lip-smacking meal at its "Hot
Dog Fund-raising Stand" and a winter yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at the clubhouse on US 247 across from The
Gathering in Branford. Hot dogs a buck, other items priced separate.
Enjoy hot dogs, hot coffee, hot cocoa, soda and chips. Note: Yard
sale set for November rescheduled. All funds benefit club activities.
Info: Tenrri, 386-935-6532 from 5-7 p.m. only, Monday-Friday.

Jan. 23, 2007
Glenn Miller Orchestra
NFCC Artist Series presents The World Famous Glenn Miller Or-
chestra at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at Van H. Priest Auditori-'
um, NFCC campus, Madison. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653, Artist- .
Series@nfcc.edu.

Feb. 6, 2007
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will meet
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 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 invited 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.

Feb. 20,2007
LCCC presents the
musical Urban Cowboy
Tuesday, Feb. 20. 20.)7 Lake City Community College showcases
the musical Urban Cowboy. See the story of "Bud," the modem
cowboy, looking for love and life with a spirit of youth and curiosity
in this exciting show of rugged urban song and dance. Performance
begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Levy Performing Arts Center on the cam-


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pus of LCCC. Info: 386-754-4340.

Feb. 20, 2007
Some Enchanted Evening
NFCC Artist Series presents Some Enchanted Evening: The
Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20,
2007 at Van H. Priest Auditorium, NFCC campus, Madison.
Info/tickets: 850-973-1653,,ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.

March 6, 2007
Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee will meet
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Spirit pf 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 invited 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.

March 13, 2007
The Piano Men
NFCC Artist Series presents The Piano Men starring Jim Witter at
7 p.m., Tuesday. March 13, 2007 at Van H. Priest Auditorium,
NFCC campus, Madison. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653, Artist-
Senesi'ntcc.edu

March 16,2007
LCCC presents The Piano Men
Friday. N larch 16, 2007 Lake City Conmmunity College presents
The Piano Men. Enjoy the experience of Jim Witter and his band as
they brilliantly recreate muSiic from the 7(0s \\ith hits from music
greats such as Elton John and Billy Joel. Performance begins at 7:30
p.m. at the Levy Performing Arts Center on the campus of LCCC.
Info: 386-754-4340.

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nounced at a later date willbe
held from 2 p.m.A-intothe
evening,,Saturday, March 31,
2007 at Alachua County Fair-
grounds; Cost: Advance tickets
$55 or $70 at the door; Note:
P Tickets available thru Tickeinmas-
ter beginning at 10 a.m., Satur-
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Meetings
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
Staff Branford third Wednesday;
Town Hall, Council Chambers,
Branford; 1-2:30 p.m.; trained staff
visits to assist constituents. Info:
20 2'-2 2 5- 5 2 3- 5,
www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-NtOrth Florida)
Staff Live Oak third Wednesday;
City Council Chambers, City Hall,
101 SE White Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-
11:30 a.m; trained staff visits to as-
sist constituents; Info: 202-225-
5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Alzheimer's Support Group -
third Thursday (except December) at,
3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan 'Center,
Dowling Park. Info: Angie Paarl-
berg,'386-658-5594.,
American Legion Post 59-third
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Sister's Restaurant,
Branford. ,
American Legion Post 107 The
Harry C. Gray II Memorial Ameri-
can Legion Post No. 107 business
meeting, first Thursday at noon and
third Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at 10726
142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue Lake
Road). TIns is to accommodate both
those who cannot travel after dark
and those who work during the day.
Info: Ron Slater, 386-208-8073.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
No. 107 first Saturday; 10-11 a.m.;
Suwannee Elementary School, next
to the track on Pinewood, Live Oak;
Info: Pat McLauchlin 386-362-3524
or Tanya Lees 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 sec-
ond Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Ma-
sonic Lodge, on CR 137, downtown
Wellborn; Info: Gerald McKean,
386-963-5901;
Bluegrass Pickin First Saturday,
6 p.m., at Trenton Community Cen-
ter; dates subject to change; various
bluegrass bands; bring your lawn'
chair and your old flat top or banjo;
Info: Ask for Cloud, 800-990-5410
or 352-284-0668.
Branford Camera Club third
Thursday; 7:30 p.m.;,Branford Li-
brary; Note: no August meeting and
December meeting second Thursday;
Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.
Chamber of Commerce-
Suwannee County second Thurs-
day; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave.
Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Christian Mission in Action -
first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Triumph the
Church and Kingdom of God in
Christ Youth Center, 12001 NW Sev-


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enth St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and clothing give-
away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at John H. Hales Park and Recreation
Center, Duval Street, Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Council for Progress of Suwannee County second Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.;
816 South.Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408 Committee second Tuesday; 6:30 p.m.; Live
Oak Church of Christ, 1497 Irvin Ave. SR 51 South; Info: 386-362-3032,
comm chair@pack408.net, www.pack408.net; Tiger, Wolf, Bears and We-
belos dens (grades one five) every Thursday-Aug.-May only; at the
church; 6:30-8 p.m.; Pack meeting fourth Thursday; at the church; 6:30-8
p.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 second Thursday; 6
p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak; Info: 386-362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) first Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.,
Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Street, Live Oak. DART helps
out with pets, livestock, horses, birds and all animals during natural disasters.
Volunteers needed. Info: 386-208-0072.
Dowling Park Volunteers first Saturday; 1100 hours (11 a.m.); training
each following Saturday at 1100 (11 a.m.); 22992 CR 25Q, Live Oak.
Florida Gateway Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's
Association second Thursday; 6 p.m.; locations change; Info: Sandy Harri-
son at 386-754-0434 or 386-752-0516.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park second Tuesday; 10 a.m., board
meeting; Suwannee River State Park, US 90 West, Live Oak; Info: Member-
ship Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net
Ft. White Quilt Sisters last Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, at Ft. White Town
Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill levels are.welcome to join us for a re-
laxing time of fun, fellowship and of course quilting. No dues or fees required
just the love and desire to quilt. Bring your lunch and quilting make new
quilting friends. Info 386-497-4179.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday; noon; 1308 Eleventh
Street, Live Oak.
Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council first Monday; 7
p.m.; Woman's Club, 1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak; Info: Mary Check-Ca-
son, 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volunteer Fire/Rescue ex-
ecutive board second Monday, 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition -
fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton County School Board meeting
room, JRE Lee Administrative Complex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDonald,
386-938-4911, mcdonaldgl@alltel.net
Hamilton County'Board of Commissioners first Tuesday, 9 a.m., and
third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County Commissioners' Board R0oom, courthouse,
Jasper. .
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. first Thursday; 6 p.m.;
1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Council on Aging, Inc. needs volunteer drivers;
home-delivered meals program; Info: Kanoye Capps; 1509 S.W. First Street,
SJasper, 386-792-1136. ,
Hamilton County Development Authority second Thursday; 7 pm., at-
1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper (courthouse annex); Info: 386-792-6828:
Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Board second Tuesday, 6
p.m.; Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners meeting room,
Hamilton County Courthouse, Jasper; open to the public.
Hamilton County Riding Club first Saturday: 5 p m. meeting-games:
Hamilton County Arena,;Jasper; third Sajrrda.j. 5 p.m.. trail rid.-dinner. lo-
cation announced at the first Saturday meeting. ne' members '.elcIome. Info
386-792-2725.
Hamilton County'School Board bcad nieerngs, second MoNjda, i third
Monday during June and July); School Board orkshops-fourdh Nornda:, ,-as
needed. 'For times and locations, .il iMe distiiicti \\etb sie .at
www.fim.edu/schools/hamilton/hamiltoni
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council second \\ednesda:,.
noon;.1153 US 41 NW Suite 4,,Jasper icourthouse jaiineI. Info 3r,-792-
6828. L'L .. : '," ,", ,. "I, I
Heaiih Talks'- third I.:.,nida, 3,' p m':". F Wcna'i'lub of tiee
Oak, in conjLUwiction .dih [ic Suvn'.anree Coart HB q h Departme'ni, offrs
health talks j the Woman's Club on Eleventh Street in Live Oak. Each ses-_
sion will last approximately one hour and will allow time for questions and
answers. There is no charge. Nov. 20 Mindi Clark from the Hejali Depart-
ment will be speak about diabetes and on Dec. 18 Dr. Connie Steele will be
speak about boosting the immune system. The schedule for 2007 will include&
talks on weight loss, hearth health, shingles and bioidentical hormones just to
name a few. Info: Rita, 386-776-1711.
Home and Community Educators (HCE) first Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.,
at Suwannee County Extension Office, Coliseum Complex, Eleventh Street,
Live Oak; new members welcome; Pleasant Hill-second Monday; McAlpin
Community Chlb, McAlpin; Happy Homemakers-second Wednesday;
Suwannee County Coliseum Complex, Eleventh Street, Live Oak. Info: 386-
362-2771.
Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley secondd Tuesda.i\ 4
p.m. at Columbia County Senior Services, 480 SW Oleander Glen, behind
the Department of Transportation District 2 offices on Marion Street in Lake
City. United Way of Suwannee Valley serves as the lead, agency for the
Homeless Services 'Network of Suwannee Valley, which serves the counties
of Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette and Hamilton. The network includes
agencies, and individuals interested in the services available to. those who are
homeless or threatened with homelessness. Agency representatives, individ-'
uals, homeless and formerly homeless, with an interest in the needs of those
who are experiencing homelessness or are threatened with homelessness are
encouraged to attend.
Humane Society, Suwannee Valley Animal Shelter second Monday;
noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR
255, Madison County; Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after re-







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Jasper City Council Meeting second Monday; 6 p.m.; Jasper City Hall.
Jasper Lions Club Meeting second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m., Roost-
ers Diner. Info: Bob Clark, 386-792-9328.
Jennings Town Council Meeting first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Jennings Town
Hall.
White Springs Town Council Meeting: Third Tuesday; 7 p.m.; White
Springs Town Hall.
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild Fourth Wednesday, for May, June and
July only at Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak; for
anyone interested in quilts and the art of quilting; the quilting public is invit-
ed. Info: Sandy Lindfors, president, 386-362-6850,. riverfolk@alltel.net or
Joan Murray, 386-758-5980.
Leona 4-H Community Club first Monday; 7 p.m.; home of Avon and
Betty Hicks, 6107 180th St., McAlpin; Info: Betty Hicks, 386-963,4205;
Pam Nettles, 386-963-1236. .
Lion's Club second Tuesday and fourth Tuesday; 7 p.m.; Farm Bureau
meeting room; Info: Richard Tucker, 386-963-4517.
Live Oak Artist Guild first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; St. Luke's Episcopal'
Church, Live Oak; Info: Don Strickland, 386-362-5146.
Live Oak Garden Club Sept.-May; Morning Glories-third Friday;
Night Bloomers-third Tuesday, 1302 S.W. Eleventh Street, Live Oak. .
Live Oak Senior Citizens first Monday; 10:30 a.m.; Exhibition II Build-
ing, Coliseum Complex, 13.02 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted tours,
prices vary; Info: Lula Herring, 386-364-151f0.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak first Friday at noon; 1308 11th
Street, Live Oak.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter second Monday;'
noon; at the shelter located. on Bisbee Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR
255, Madison County; Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after re-
modeling completed.Info: toll-free _.-.-Xadopt I 2 t,6-236-- 'I2 u .. geoc-
ities.com/suwanneehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee Counti Recreation Board second Wednesday;
5:30 p.m. Suwannee Parks & Recreation offices, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-3004.
MADD Dads Third Thursday; 7 p.m.; Spwannee County Courthouse.
Man To Man Group second Thursday; 7 p.m.; Marvin E. Jones Build-
ing, Dowling Park; free; refreshments provided; Info: American Cancer So-
ciety toll-free 800-ACS-2345 or the local office toll-free 888-295-6787
(Press 2) Ext. 114.-
Market Days Advent Christian Village first Saturday; 8 am n -1 p.m.;
Space-first-come, first-servebasis, $5 each; Village Squaire shop; open. Infoi
Lodge Office 386-658-5200., ,
McAlpin Community Club second Monday; 7 p.m.; c. crcd dshdin-
ner first; everyone welcome; purpose to acquaint members of the ec.nmnia-
nity services available in the county; Info: Grant Meadows Jr., 386-9.35-9316
or.Shirley Jones, 386-963-5357; building rental: Krisrie Harri.oir 3S6-364-
3400.
MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) fourth Thursday,
'6:30 p.m.,.at Elks Club, Lake Cify; former and present-officers meet for din-
-ner and prograin; Info: Dennis Tarkington, 386-719-7092 or Tandy Carter,
386-719-9706.
MOMS Club second Wednesday; 11:15 a.m: at the fellowship hall of
,Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, go West on US 90 si en iile. fiotm I-
75, and 1-1/2 miles from the Columbia/Suwannee County line, 12 miles from
Live Oak; Info: 386-397-1254,,
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ond Monday, 1-3 p.m. or second Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Suwannee River
Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak; trained volunteers help elders
and their caregivers in Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other
health insurance programs make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs and
eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-
free 800-262-2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders White Springs -
first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Library, 12797 Roberts Street,
White Springs; free; trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers in
Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other health insurance, pro-
grams make informed decisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug
.Cards and on discounted prescription drug programs and eligibility require-
ments; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243,
Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association second Monday;
7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water Management District, US 90 and CR'49,
Live Oak; Info: Sam Bigbie, 386-362-5090; Don Neale, 386-362-4850;
Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-3256.
Suwannee County Democratic Executive Committee'- dinnermeet-
ing, first Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. for dinner, meeting at 7 p.m., Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak; Info/RSVP: Monica, 386-
33.112 36 .
Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association third Tbtursda,:; 6:30 p.m.;
Farmers Co-op meeting room; Info: Herb Rogers, 386-362-4118.
Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce second Thursday; 7:30
a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County: Council for Progress of Suwannee County second
Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Development Authority second Tuesday; 5:30 p.m.;
816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak, nf'fo 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Tourist Development Council .fourth Tuesday; 1
p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Suwannee County Senior Citizens first Monday; 10:30 a.m., Exhibi-
tion II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; ,es-
corted tours, prices vary; Info: Lula Herring, 386-364-1510,
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory Council'(SAC)
committee meets at 6' pm., third Tuesday, in the media center. The school
is located at 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak..
Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society third Tuesday; public li-
brary, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901.
Suwannee Valley Builders Association second Thursday; 6 p.m.; Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407 Dowling Ave., Live Oak; $5 per person for meal
and meeting.
Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society first Thursday; 7 p.m., Wilbur
St. Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Info:
386-330-0110..
Suwannee Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter second Monday;
noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR
255, Madison County; Capacity will be increased to 72-75 animals after re-
'modeling completed. Info: tollnfree 866-Adoptl2,- 66-236-"7.J12,
www.geocities.com/suwanneeh. .
Suwannee Valley Quilters first and third Thursday; 10 a.m.; Info: Jane,
386-776-2909 after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel Club third Tuesdaj 30 p ru. Hospiuabr
and Recreational Building, Columbia County Fairgrounds Lake Cir". Lake
City.


National Acri'e and Retired Federal Emplo ee. IN.A.R.F.E.) Associa- Tobacco-Free Partnership of Suannee Counrt quarterl, Info: Mary
tion thlid Tiiecda,. I i 3I ., a i,, nl Q1 -1etlihs r Cli trA ,. l.ub. 1 ( il Jordan Ta, r .i 8 -362-2 eo 232
I-leigli Terr.ce. LakeCir, .gck'l.i I.peJaIersi. l Ipie-iern id Lrelred eder.il em- Tourist Development Council-Suannee Counrt fourth Tuesda\: I
pk.,,ee; i, i. tedl. Inf .:. 3 .-'5 4-1.-.ri i, 3s6- 52-M65" 3 p m I,'. South Ohio 'X e L e Oak. In,o. 3?0 -762-30' I
North Florida Chapter ol Neinborns in Need fi'iti Saiurda\. Q u0 am \ ision SSeeds. Inc. second ITuedal:. n p.m. promptly at hlocanon to be
St. Lla.'s Epi_,c.:pal Church 13' l S\\ Elk-'neli Srice[, L'.e Oak. 10ii tllmni annoLunced Spiritu.lS-L'ail-Edican'onaL-Ecoionnt.ic D'e.elopiment Sae our
irn pro idiiig t'or lthee b.ibie- to:o ..-1ng to help iheimsiel'. es Info DoDil:th, children! iUntiii m lhni .lesus-Eimpoo eiertit All are u welcome. Info Otha
Phillip s.ecie.ar.,. 356-3 2- I'5- Whitv e Sr. president. 3h,-31,4-136,-or 3'36-364.-121.19
Nortll Florida Conservarion anid Airboat Alliance seco-nd Tuesda;.', i Vid N visions. Inc. first Morda',: 5 1.10 p n Dougla.ss Center Confer-
pm.,' Mjrl:Car e^c ,l^e4ll I'{,6 lup -:, C (4. ia.r f dr'',^'ij. l;-,^fr4 t, Roii~^Rq. ao .i Sa iljSttteacli age&.ncyfr Jfis ordomensde lnc. .olence..

dlsh; airboareri) es aIhld' ,porimen I orl i 0. 1 iap pIiubli. [ev n .h i' hmuniti As$ocialion (w1u '.i
open for everyone to use and enjoy. Info: Chris Aue, 3iS-fx58-11192 .Wellborn Community Cen-:e. Ino Bonnie' Scon, 386-,63--4952. 386-20S-
Nursing Mom's Group second Friday; 10 a.m.; Suwannee River Re- 1733-leave a message. WCA fund-raiser to benefit building fund Blue-
gional Library,'Live Oak; Info: Michelle, 386-776-2955. berr3 Pancake Breakfast first Sarurda,: center.of Wellborn. Andrews
. Remembering the Loss ofYour Baby-first Thursday; 11:30,a.m.-l p.mr.; Square; blueberry pancakes, szau-:iu e and orange juice or coffee Blueberry
Hospice of North Central Florida, North Building Counseling Room,.4305 Festival-first Saturda1 in June each ,ear
NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville; open support group for families who have ex- Wellborn Neighborhood watch h last Thursda,,. 7 p in Blake Lone
peiienced the loss of a baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey, 352-692-5107; toll-free Building, 15i7 4thAve., Wellbmrn. Info. Bruce or Jane. 3X6-963-3196.
800-816-0596. GFWC Woman's Club of Li e Oak firti Fda', at noon. I 308 I li
SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Advent Christ- Street, Live Oak.
ian Village Dowling Park trained volunteers help elders and their care-
givers in Dowling Park area of Suwannee County to understand Medicare T As low as
and other health'insurance programs make informed decisions on insurance, vE r99I -
hledicare Prescription Drug Cards and on di.ctiited prescnptiori drug pro-,
grams and eligibility requirements; flee. Irnf: appointment'- 386-658-3333. *DDiesel Tractor,
"r 3"n65 .-532U. Florida Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-
.2243, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. *Rotaty Cutter
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Weekly Meetings


Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group now meets with Banford Al-Anon
Group Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at First United Methodist
Church on the corner of Express and Henry Streets, Branford. Info: Bar-
he--1, 386-294-3348; Linda, 380-935-5362.
Alcoholics Anonymous Branford Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
7:30 p.m., Branford United Methodist Church, Express and Henry St.,
Branford. For more info, call 386-963-5827 or the District 16 Help Line
toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Live Oak Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,
8 p.m., Precinct Voting Building, Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: Dis-
trict 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mayo Group Sundays, Mondays, Wednes-
days and Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Manna House, Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-
294-2423 or District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous Trinity Group Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Jasper
Library; District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous White Springs Courage to Change Mon-
days, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, White Springs. Info: 386-397-1410 or
District 16 Help Line toll-free, 800-505-0702.
Bluegrass Association Saturdays; 6 p.m.; bluegrass jam; Pickin' Shed;
except during main festival events; Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US
129 North, Live Oak; potluck dinners third Saturday of each month; Info:
386-364-1683.
Bridge Club Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, Live
Oak. Info: 386-362-3200.
Boy Scout Troop 693 Mondays, 7 p.m., Shrine Club, Bass Road, un-
til further notice. Info: 386-776-2863.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (C.H.E.S.) a homeschool
support group that meets weekly in Live Oak. For more info e-mail
ches3inl@yahoo.com
Civil Air Patrol-Suwannee Valley Composite Squadron iThurLda., ,


The American Cancer Society (ACS) of North Central
Florida Reaching out to seniors in our area. A variety of lo-
cations all over the'north central Florida area are available for
each program. Contact the American Cancer Society toll-free
at 800-ACS-2345 for more, information or on the web
atwww.cancer.org. Or contact ACS locally at 352-376-6866,
ext. 114 or 127. Support groups: .
I Can'Cope-a free educational program for people facing
cancer?-either personally of as a caregiver. This program is
offered through a partnership between the Florida Division of
the American Cancer Society and the Florida Society of On-
cology Social Workers an'd provides participants with reliable
information, peer support, and practical coping skills.
Road To Recovery Lack of transportation is one of the
biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many
need daity or weekly treatment and they don't have a car or
are too ill' tp drive. The, Road to Recovery program provides
volunteer drivers to trjransp.;r cancer patients to and from
these life-saving cancer treatments.
Look Good ... Feel Better a free, community-based pro-
gram that teaches beauty-techniques to female cancer patients
currently in chemotherapy or radiation treatment to help re-
store their appearance and self-image. This partnership be-
tween the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry
and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cos-
metology Association enables certified and licensed beauty
professionals to help cancer patients regain self-confidence
during their treatment.
Reach. to Recovery connects breast cancer patients with.
trained breast cancer survivors. .Breast cancer survivors pro-
vide free e.-'ne-on-one support and information to help cope
withtheir breast cancer experience.
Man to Man provides men with prostate cancer a comfort-'
able, community-based setting for discussion, education and
uppor'i The program pru,. ides men with free support on indi-
vidual and group levels, and offers participants the opportuni-


6:30-9:30 p.m., at the EAA hangar at the Suwannee County Airport, Live
Oak. Membership open to children ages 12 to 18, and all adults. Info:
Capt. Grant W. Meadows Jr. in Live Oak, 386-208-0701 or Capt. Rick Pe-
ters in Lake City, 386-623-1356 or www.gainesvillecap.org or
www.cap.gov.
Dowling Park Volunteers Saturdays; 1100 hours-11 a.m.; at 22992
CR 250, Live Oak.
Farmer's Market Suwannee County Small Fanner's Market opened.
April 18. Local fresh fruit and vegetables available, Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, thru Thursday, July 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-1,p.m. The site has changed
back to the loading dock of the old Atlantic Coastline Freight Depot on the
east end of the Suwannee Historical Museum, US 129 North, Live Oak.,
They accept both the Senior and WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupons,
as well as cash. Scheduled closed dates: Tuesday, May 30 and Tuesday,
July 4. Vendors call 386-362-1728, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 1077 every Friday; 3:30 p.m.; Suwannee
River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live Oak. Info: Jenise Freeland,
386-364-4932 or jenifree@alltel.net.
Greater Vision Support Group every Friday; 9:30 a.m.; Christ Cen-
tral Ministries, 1550 S. Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064; Info: 386-208-
1345.
Home Front Ministries weekly meetings; offers spiritual and emo-
tional support to women going through separation, divorce or a troubled
marriage; also, offers individual prayer ministry to women, regardless of
marital status, for healing life's hurts. Located in Lake City. Info: 386-754-
2800 or 386-963-4903.
Jasper Kiwanis Club of Hamilton County Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.,
J.R..Lee Complex, Jasper. Call for an application, 386-792-3484, 386-755-
4896 or 386-792-1110; leave name, address and phone or contact number.
Live Oak Singles Group -.Fridays, 7-10 p.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 1391 SW Elc enith St Live. Oak across from Coliseum. (This is


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ty to educate their communities and advocate for prostate can-
cer issues.
Another Way, Inc. Support .Groups support groups for
victims and survivors of domestic violence. info 386-792-
2'747, toll-free hot line 800-500-1119.
Branford Farmers' NMarklet Mondays, 2-6 p.m. thr.utgh
June at the Cominuonii. Center at Hatch.Park, 403 SE Craven
Street, Branford. \-%ai.lAle will be licall', gro r.nfruits, veg-
etables, flowers and other agricultural products. This market
is certified as a.redemptioil poioi for Farmers' Markei Nutri-
tion Programn coupons for WIC and Elder recipients. Info: 386-
935-1146 or.386-454-3950.
Childbirth classes (free) Suwannee County Health De-,
partment; every. Tuesday; 6,8 p.m.; Info or to register: Coleen
Cody, 386-362-2708, ext. 218 .
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (CHES) home
school support group; .weekly park days; informal meetings;
fellowship for parents and kids; Info: ches3inl@yahoo.com or
Tammy, 386-362-6939.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 .a.m.-l p.m., at.John
H. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street, Lte Oak;
Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Community Concerts of Lake. City typical performances
include jazz, swing, and often Broadway performers. Reci-.
procity Program: North Florida Community College and North,
Florida Community College. Info and/or tickets: Hermanr
Gunter, 386-362-7101; Joan Radford, 386-364-4923.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) DCF ser-
vice center, 501. Demorest St., Live Oak; public assistance re-
cipients get help in completing vter registration 'pplicarin-,.
Info: 3; 6 2 14, .
Disaster Action Team Volifnteers 1e'ed'ed The Anerican
Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; needs volunteers; Disaster Ac-
tion Team; Info:,386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park Advent Christian Village
(ACV) at Dov.. ling Park;
speaking engagement or a tour
for your organization, club or
church; ACV representatives
available; free Nideorape rifo:
386-658-5110, toll-free 800-
714-3134, e-mail
I Iccarter,@acvillage.net;
2 2I i www.acvillage.net.
Experience Works a na-


not a church function); If you are lonely, join them and have some fun.
Voluntary donation at the door; light snacks, games, darts, line dancing and
karaoke; Sorry, no children allowed. Info: Judy, 386-362-4448, Anna 386-
963-5774 or Jim 386-935-0422.
.Narcotics Anonymous Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; at the
Jasper Public Library.
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.; Closed ses-
sions. Info: Lee Devore, 386-294-3220.
Over EatersAnonymous Mondays, 11:35. a.m.-12:50 p.m., at Suwan-
riee River Regional Library, 129 South, Live Oak. We care. Info; 386-364-
4749.
Quarterback Club Meeting Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; at Old Nettie Bais-',/
den school next to the football stadium.
Square Dance Vagabond Squares, Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, Newbern Road. Info: Loyce Harrell, 386-963-3225 or
Ralph Beekman, 386-752-2544.
Suwannee River Riding Club Membership fee $25 per. year. Team
roping firsthand third .Friday night. Speed events first and third Saturday
night. Info: 386-935-2622.
Suwannee Valley Barbershop Chorus Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Crapps
Meeting Room, Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Live
Oak; Info: Fred Phillips, 386-362-1886.
Suwannee Valle) Fliehi-Ci' il Air Patrol Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
EAA hangar at the Su uSitAneeL Courntr, Airport, Live Oak. Currently accept-
ing applications for membership .and tcleconme visitors. Info::'
www.gainesvillecap.org'or www.cap.gov.
TOPS,- Take Off Pounds Sensibly; Thursdays; 8:30.a.m. weigh-in;
meeting ) a.m.; Live Oak Commirnun;i, Church of God; Info: Barbara, 386-
3 2.I933. Pat, 3S6-035-3720.
Weight Watchers Mondays, 9:30.a.m. and 6 p.m., St. Luke's Episco-
pal, toll-free 800-651-6000 '


tional nonprofit organization, (formerly Green Thumb) pro- ,
vides training and employment services t'o-older .workers-over
55 and with a limited inc-ome-in Suwannee County -.hrough thi
Senior Co.,minunrii, Service Empploment Program tSCSEPi.
miniimum. wage-20 hours per week. Info. Like City .One Stop,
386-755-9026, ext. 3129 for Loretta or e t3 3134 for Ronald;, -
www.experienceworks.org. ,
Experimental Airplane Association (EAA. Breakfast -
fourth Saturday; breakfast ;er. ed from 0-11 a.m ait rhe EA, .
Chapter Building at. the Suwannee County Airport. eggs.,
sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee, fruit and juice for $-4 50; the
EAA Chapter sponsors two students from NJR()TC to go to the._
Air Academy in OAhil:oh, Wis.
Figure drawing classes with live model by John Rice -I
Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., local artist and gallery owner of-,
fers figure drawing classes with a. inie model; at Suwannee
High School, $5 per class-to pay the model; anyone high
school age or older is welcome to attend; bring *.o ur penci.lei,
Info: 386-362-2066.
Florida Museum of Natural'History in Gaines% ille Flori-
da's state natural history museum, near th i;rntersectio'rn of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull 'Road, LiUnr. er--t., of Florida
Cultural Plaza, Gainesville; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturda',
and 1-5 p.m., Sunday; closed "Tlanrl..sg ing a.nd Chri.tmna-,
The Butterfly Rainforest is a permanent exhibit and includes
nectar flowers and orchids from around the world to .upprtr
hundreds of live butterflies. Pre-school and home school pro-
grams offered. Info: 3.52-'46-2000i- www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley -'a di isio.n of Cahbolic.,
Charities of Lake city whose purpose is lo distribute tood ii
nieinber agencies.for further di tributron in the four county '
service areas, to- help.'eliri nat ,l ung r IThc'_c 14 mei ber
agenhces 'serve olumbiabi Su,, nree Hamilt'.r nri d UnroI '
counties and have distributed over 251i)4.i)0 po-und' of lood
'since August 2005. Volunteers are always needed, call Glenda
Parton at 386-755-5683.
Friends of Suwannee River State. Park rreniberbhip' .
available; non-profit organization; monthly ,bird ilk.s ill be
held every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m., meet at the' rariger ita-
tion, bring binoculars, and.your favorite bird identification
book, park admission $4; Info rricrniberhip chair Walter.,.
Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354, b@a.,urfbes ne ....
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Monday, December 4 through
Wednesday, December 6.
A Florida Licensed Hearing Aid
Specialist will be available to give
this free test.
The test has been arranged for
anyone who suspects they are
losing their hearing. Such persons
generally say they can hear but
cannot understand conversation
clearly. Testing with the latest
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tory registration session before test; Info: Lynn Lee, 386-364-
2782; age waivers, Lynne Roy, 386-384-2763, counselor.
Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Helping Hands
Volunteer Orientation first Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.; or, third.
Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; at Hospice of the Suwannee Valley, 618
SW FL Gateway Drive, Lake City; Info: Carolyn Long, 386-
752-9191.
High Springs Farmers' Market Downtown Historic High
Springs Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.; sponsored by the. City of High
Springs; behind City Hall on NW Second Street; Info: 386-
454-3950.
Lafayette County Veterans DD Form 214, "Certificate of
Release or Discharge from Active Duty" can be recorded in
the Clerk of Court's office, Lafayette County Courthouse,
Mayo. '
Lake Butler Singles Club Saturdays,' 7p m at Lake But-
ler Community Club; covered dish dinner 7-8 p.m., dancing 8
-11 p.m,.; no smoking and no alcoholic beverages are allowed;
membership fees required; Info: Mildred Johns, 3x6-"5:'-S223
or Margie Paulk, 386-294-3128.
LillyAnswers Program Available to Floridians 65 and
older, who are enrolled in Medicare, have an annual income,
below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and have no
other drug coverage. Info: .www.lillyanswers.com, toll-free
877-RX-LILLY.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2006-2007 Advent
Christian Village -, "Live! at Dowling Park" Artist Series
2006-2007 presents performances monthly, Reciprocity Pro-
gram: North Florida Community College and Community Con-
certs of.Lake City, Inc. Tickets available at Advent .Christiian
Village. Cashier's Office, Suwannee County Chamber of Com-
merce and The Music Center in Live Oak. Info schedulee of
events: Retirement Services, 386-658-5400. dgrilli..actil-
lage.net or http://artistseries.acvillage.net.
Love INC A non-profit Christian group; represents local
churches; finds help for valid needs; Info: 3.xh-364-4673,
M.onday-Friday, 9 a.m.- noon.
MDA Assists people with ALS. help % ith purchase and re-
ipair of wheelchairs; support groups. e,.pert-led seminars.
Info: www.als.mdausa.org. wvin, mdausa.org chat.
Marine Corps League First Tuesdas' p m The SiuIan-
nee Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League of the
United States meets. at \ellborn Cormmiurim Center. ladies.
auxiliary meets.at same time and place, Info Jerr3 Curiis.
3,S6-9.84-6755; Janet Morgan, 386-362-2068.
Marriage? Help me! A program presented by Solid Rock
Ministries, Inc. 'of Jasper. at no charge to anNone Helping to.
apply Christian principles, to our every day living, Florida:
state certified. Info: 386-792-2603.
Morningside ,Nature Center Living History Farm,'
Gainesville' Living History Days; Barnyard Buddies; Discov-
er and Do; Who's Who in the Woods; A Night at the Owle.ry;
Info: 352-334-2170, wv.1..naturec.perations org
NFCC Lad. Sentinels basketball Home games are played
in'Colin Kell', G)m on the Madison campus Admission is
free. Info schedule. http. 'ww .n'cc edu sports'home himl
NFCC offers ed2go on-line courses in man;, different su-b-
ject areas, instructor-led, affordable, informative, convenient
and highly interactive; requires Internet access.. e-mail and
Netscape Naiigator or Microsoft Interne: Eplorer. course
fees vary; Info: Suzie Godfrey, 85,0-973-9453. commune-
Liedlinfcc edu. www.ed2go.com/nfcc.
NFCC T.ABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) e.ery MNon-
\da, at i. p m. and e\ers Tuesdaj, 't 1-31 p m NFCC Technical
Center, 'Mad ison, 'campus,' hoc lb, i'nfo'Pre-registraticon
,50.9 3.9-151
NFCC College: Placement Tests on computer: every'
Thursday, ;: 30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; NFCC Technical Center,
Bldg 13; Madison campus;' registration required 24 hours be-
fore testing: $10 fee. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-1612.
NFCC E-Spotlight provides weekly information Events,
current college nes and happenings delivered directly to
your e-mail address; Info: 850-973-1613, Kim Scarboro, s.car-
borok@nfcc.cc.
Narconon Arrowhead Drug addiction, can leave an indi-
viduals, family and friends feeling helpless arid out of control.
Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide Info:, toll-free, 800-468-
6933, s~ is slopaddiction corn
North Florida 1\orkforce Development 'strives to help
dislocated workers and other jobseekers find employment in a
prompt manner, office hours at One-Slop Centers in Hamilton:
38,6-792-1229. Jefferson 850-342-33.3, Lafayette: 386-294-


1055, Madison: 850-973-9675, Suwannee: 386-364-795.2 and worthwhile community activities and associate members of the
Taylor: 850-584-7604; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and al- Council for Progress and Suwannee County Chamber of Com-
ternate Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m: merce. SVBA donates two academic scholarships each year, do-
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday, 6:30 nates Christmas gift/food baskets each year and sponsor of the
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee; free children's playhouse raffle at Christmas. Featured speakers
Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring a covered from local businesses and a catered dinner are the highlights of
dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will offering and, dona- the evening at monthly meetings. The general public is invited
tions taken to benefit the roof building fund and expenses of the to attend and become members. Donations of $5 a person are ac-
sing; groups, singers and pickers, if you want to perform or for cepted at the door to help cover catering ;expenses., For more
more information, contact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850- info on joining the organization, contact Ronnie Po.ole, 386-
971-4135, after 6 p.m. 362-4539.
Operation Cleansweep FDACS and FDEP sponsor Opera- Taylor Counnty Jamboree, Perry times and dates vary for
tion Cleansweep to collect and safely dispose of pesticides in monthly events held at Old Gladys Morse Elementary School,
Florida; Cost: Free; Info: toll-free 877-851-5,285, Perry: live music, musicians from the area and from the Monti-
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-pesticides/ or cello Country Jamboree perform; no admission fee; tickets sold
local Household: Hazardous Waste program, www.earth911. for door. prizes support the event;: everyone is welcome; Info:
Parents of ADD and ADHD Children support group; Info: 850-578-2484.
Lea-Anne Elaine, 386-362-7339. Volunteer drirker safety training instructors needed''-AARP
Pregnancy Crisis Center Two locations: '112 Piedmopt St., Driver Safety ui.,irucitors needed in ihi, arc a. call Anne George,
Live Oak, and 227 SW Columbia Ave., Lake City are open trainer, 386-752-9061.
Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; offer confidential counseling, V'olunteers needed The Americarn Cancer Society's Road to
free pregnancy tests, clothes for e'.pectant mothers and infants; Recovery Prograim in su'. rannee Count., is stepping' up efforts to
referrals to pro-life doctors; groups arid churches may sponsor recruit .thth driver. and piiienits This vital patient service pro-
baby' showers with donation of the gifts to '-he center, needed: gram is in need of' .olunIeers .. ho are killing to drive patients
maternity clothes and hangers; Info: 386-330-2229, 3.s6-755- to and from their cancer appointments. To volunteer as driver
0058 or toll-free 800-696-4580. or to request a rIde, please call this. toll-free number and ask.to
Prescription Assistance patients who need help paying for 'be connected to the Road To Recovery Program in your local
their prescription medicines' should call Partnership 'for Pre- area: 800-ACS-234 -15 1.1-22--.2345).
scription Assistance, toll-free S00-477-2669, www.pparx.org Volunteers needed Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)
Prescription drugs nationwide free medication program is looking for heip Volunteers are needed to help out with ani-
eligibility based on three qualifications: doctor must assist in mals during hurricdn'es aind all natural disasters. DART, meets
application process, no prescription drug coverage and earn ess the first Tueda at 5-31). p m at.Companion Animal Hospital.
than $2,000 per month. La,.son Healthcare Foundation, a non- 605 N. Houston Street, Liye Oak:. Volunteers are especially)
profit, public benefit organization: Info Executive Director needed to help man pet-friendly shelters right here in Suwannee
Stephanie Tullis, toll-free SS-3t.iiN-EDS 16337), ext. 205 dur- Counti If o.u'd like to-help out or be put on the list of volun-
ing normal business hours., or access the Foundation's new Web teers, call 386-208-0072, -or come to the monthly meeting.
site at www.A2ZM'edline.com. DART helps out with pets, lik esto'clk, horses, birds and all an-
Regional Heart Disease and Stroke Presention Coalition imals during natural disasters.
serving Suwannee, Lafayette. Hamilton. RMadison. iefferson and Volunteers needed in Lafayette Count-Lafa,ettre Health
Taylor counties; meet. quarieri,. Info- Diana King, 850-342- Care Center in MaN is .seeking volunteers to assist with ri.es-
0170, ext. 220. idenit. in its Int ing facility Volunteers offer emotional sup-
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park The Suaannee Riser port and one-otn-ne iniol\ement that can truly touch lives;
Bluegrass Association e'er\ Saturda\ night. 6 p m blue-n lude helping e o dail, li it
S v Piki' S e durn in al r, Duties ccarinclude helping %i iih act! ittes of diiil', i% ing. sit-
grass ij'm Pickin SLed, except during main festI.al e. ents.
Spirit of the Su.annee Music Park. LS 129 North. Lie Oak. ting l1th1 3 resident. pro. idin; reassurance or companionship
porluck dinner third SaturdaN, Into 386-364 -16S for residents and tfamlies and lust being an attentive listener
Sun Countri Jamboree second Saturday of each month at and friend. Info- Louiseie Johus.on. actri.ities director. 386-_94-
Spirit of ihe Suw.annee Music Park. US 129 North, Live OaJk; 3300( 1
Info tickets: 386-364-lo83. volunteers needed in Lafaette and Suwannee County-
Stephen Foster State Culture Center State Park, White SHINE iSering Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program.
Springs first Saturday, Cracker Correehouse. 7-9 p.m audi- SHINE is a free Medicare and health insurance information
torium. open,,stage night:) %ith songs. stories \od'eling,,music' and counseling program that helps elders make informed de-
and much more. Coffee and desserts aatiiable for sale. Free ad- cisions: Seniors and their caregivers receive information and,'.
mission; Located on, US 41, three miles from 1-75; and nine assistance on programs that ma\ help to reduce their health
miiles from 1-10. Info/schedule 'of events: '386-397-4331, insurance and prescription medication costs. SHINE 'vblun-
www.FloridaStateParks org stephenfoster : teers help Medicare recipients at designated community cen-
'Suwannee Count) Historical Museum.- free admission, ters or by telephone compare supplemental insurance poli-
open from 9 a.m.-3 p mn.. MtlondaN-Frida%. US 129 North, Live. te tep e re le e i an
Oak. Info: 386-362-1776. ces, intepret co-erage and re.ie Medicare and health in-
Suwannee Riser Regional Library Donations of greeting surance forms. Apply now for: our next training class. Info:
cards needed SuwanInee RiverRegional Library, 9828 US 129 'toll-free 800-262-2243 .
South. Live Oak will be the diop-off site for donations ofiused Wanted Volunteer positions open: Surre\ Place Care Cen-
all-occasi.on cards. The cards v.ill be picked up by Anabelle ter, US 90. East, Li'e Oak. extensive seien-da',-a-v.eek activ-
Burhnam for the purpose of making bookmarks for the library. ity program; volunteers needed: calling out bingo or pokeno.
'Info: 386-362-2317. reading to residents. Iho rio longer see %ell or sharing scrip-
Substance abuse presention-Suwannee Count) -Youth can' tures; giving wheel chair rides in the court, ard, helping % ith
get in'.ol'.ed! Info Ste'. en L Schneitman Jr Regional Tobacco special events or being a helpedt partner" on outings out of
Preienrtirn Coordinator. Lafal,ette Counit Health. Department., the facility: goal. to keep residents lies ,('lfillled, b: being
PO Bo\ 1S06.,M ,3,o, FL, 32066, Office 386-994--.1321. et. busv.,and happy, ; Info. 3 -66-364-5961 .,
233. Cell .3S6.562-2152, Steven Schneiiman,3,doh state fl us. Wanted Lake CIi, A Medical Center needs volunteerr
,To.n\ Greenberg, Suwannee High School, 1314 Pine'Ave.; Live.
Oak, FL 3206-4, 386-364-2639; Hal Chaffee, Su',annee County
Health .Department, P.O. Box ,6030, Live Oak,' FL 32064, 386- SEE FYI, PAGE 14C
362-2708, ext. 25'8, Hal_Cha rf-. ,
fee@doh.state.fl.us; and Mary
Jordan Taylor, Youth Advocacy la
Partnership, 200 Marymac 'St., ri d
Live Oak, FL 32064 "-M.". I I-.. ":. .
Suwannee Valley Builders '
Association (SVBA) a non. N NorthFlorida People for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
profit organization, is a group Rn R TI P.O. Box 208, Ft. White, FL 32038-0208
of approximately 80 local citi- L LORID '- e-mail: nfpaws@bellsouth.net
zens dedicated to building a Spaws@bellsouth.net
stronger "community, 'whose g Website: www.northfloridapaws.org
members volunteer their 'time A I W
with active involvement with A non-profit corporation whose mission Is to end the overpopulation of pet animals and promote humane treatment ,
associate sponsorships of of all animals kept as pets, domestic livestock, and wildlife. Donations are tax deductible under IRS Rule 501(c)(3).


S-Need Help to Spay



you Cator Dog?

North Florida PAWS received a grant from "Florida Animal
Friends' Spay/Neuter License Plate Fund" to assist limited-

income households at $24,000 or less to spay their female
dogs and cats. For a small co-payment, we will pay the
t:! entire cost of the surgery for eligible pet owners. Vouchers
: to spay female dogs and cats at 8 weeks-of age or older

will be issued as long as funds are available.


Applications are available on our website

) 3 '( L... 3 www.northfloridapaws.org and at participating
.... veterinarians' offices.

ee.com

., ; -,, .. 1.. Huston Veterinary Clinic in Jasper
'" r 2. All Springs Veterinary Hospital in Wellborn
'-,~ -^ B 3. Suwannee Oaks Veterinary Clinic near Branford
4. Mayo Town & County Veterinary Clinic


.**. *" .' PREVENTING the thousands of unwanted puppies and
kittens produced every year in our community is our first
priority. North Florida PAWS is in the process of building a
facility in Hamilton County which will house a Spay~Neuter
clinic, Dog. Training Center, and small Adoption Center.
4 ;_. 'We hope to eventually suDDort a Mobile SDav/Neuter Unit


S' '...... to serve outlying areas.


Every family pet that is ADOPTED form an animal shelter
S(comcst or rescue group reduces the.number of unwanted animals.
SP.','TLIop u
SPAY-NEUTER and ADOPTION literally saves lives!
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transportation, drivers for veterans coming to the Medical
Center and returning home. Info/to volunteer: call Voluntary
Service toll-free 800-308-8387 or 386-755-3016, extension
2135, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.'
Wanted UnitedWay of Suwannee Valley, in collaboration
with American Red Cross, is working to recruit volunteers to
assist ini disaster response. Volunteers needed are shelter
managers, shelter workers, radio systems coordinators and
Emergency Operations Center representatives. Training will
be provided. Please contact Vanessa Horman, long-term re-


cover coordinator, United Way of Suwannee Valley, 386-
752-5604, if you would be willing to participate in training to
prepare you to serve your community in the event of a disaster.
Wild Adventures Wild Adventures Theme Park is located
at 3766 Old Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga., 1-75, Exit .13;
Info/schedule of events: 229-219-7080 or www.wild-adven-
tures.com.
World War II, Italian Campaign, veterans to tour Italy in
May, 2007 The Association of Fifth Army veterans of World
War II, Italian Campaign,' will visit Rome, Anzio, Cassino,
Florence, Futa Pass-Mt. Battaglia, Bologna, Venice and Amer-
ican military cemeteries. Family members and. friends of veter-


ans who battled Nazi forces from 1,943-45 will visit Italy for
10 days May 7-17, 2007 for a nostalgic tour of cities, towns
and places. Info: Sy Canton, 561-865-8495, or write him at
5121 B Nesting Way, Delray Beach, FL 33484.
World War II Institute on World War II & the Human'
Experience, FSU, Tallahassee Donations of World War II
documents, photographs, artifacts, and other wartime memora-
bilia or monetary contributions or gifts in honor/memory of
someone may be made. Info: 850-644-9033,
ww2@ww2.fsu.edu or Institute on World War,II & the Human
Experience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-
2200 or visit www.fsu.edu/-ww2


Triggering weight loss


By Charles Stuart Platkin
Believe it or not, a com-
ment such as, "You've
gained weight!" could be the
best thing that ever, hap-
pened to you. A study done
at the University of Col-
orado Health Science Center
and reported in the Ameri-
can Journal of Clinical Nu-
trition indicates that for a
majority of weight-loss
maintainers success was
usually preceded b\ a "trig-
ger event or critical inci-
dent." This e\ent could be
medical (a doctor tells ',ou
to lose weight. emotiou-
al (someone makes a
derogator. com-
ment about \our
weight) or a
life event a
divorce).
What-
ever its
o ri-
gin,
a


trig-
g e r
e\ent is

abl\ an
"aha'" mo- -
,ment that caus-
es Nou to e\amnite
your life from a new
perspective so that you
gain new insight and see
yourself as you really are.
It's arriving at a higher level
of perception. You know that
the course your life has been
taking is no longer accept-
able and that you need to
change.
However, "The decision to
lose weight, and the reasons
behind the decision, do not
necessarily differentiate the
successful dieter from the
unsuccessful dieter. In fact,
the decision may only start
the process but be insuffi-
cient to maintain enthusiasm
beyond a few months," says
Kristi J. Ferguson, Ph.D., an
associate professor at the
University of Iowa Carver
College of Medicine. So,
what are some of the more
conimon trigger events, and
do they actually work to sus-
tain weight loss?.
Trigger: Medical
Diagnosis
Examples: Cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, hyperten-
sion, sleep apnea, low-back
pain, fatigue.
How it works: You're
willing to change your long-
standing, ingrained behav-
iors because you want to
avoid their negative health
consequences. You want to
live longer, and you're
afraid your quality of life
will be extremely low.
Will it last: Probably. A
disturbing medical diagnosis
or warning is the No. 1 trig-


ger for long-term weight
control. In fact, one study
published in Preventive
Medicine found that individ-
uals whose weight.loss was
.triggered by a medical event
had greater initial weight
losses and better long-term
maintenance than individu-
als whose weight, loss was
triggered by any other life
change. "Hearing
that yoU have
h I g h gI


blood
pressure or .
that a close
friend has just been di-
agnosed with diabetes can
be an extremely powerful,
teachable moment for mak-
ing changes in your eating
and exercise behaviors,"
says Amy Gorin, Ph.D., as-
sistant professor of psychia-
try at Brown Medical. School
and the Miriam Hospital.
However, old habits die
hard.
Make it last: Don't think
that simply receiving a
"death threat" will carry you
to the gym every morning.
This is a strong motivator,
but you still need to come up
with a strategy that will last
forever. Also, keep in mind
that a medical diagnosis can
easily be. tossed aside -
"Well,.I'm not going to live
forever anyway." Try to
keep quality of life in mind:
As long as you are alive, you
want to live a good life.
Trigger: Special Event
or Life Change
Examples: A wedding or
divorce, a high school or
college reunion, an anniver-
sary, birthday, college grad-
uation or a new job all can
trigger a determination to
lose weight. .
How it works: You're
highly motivated, with a


crystal-clear goal you'll
do almost anything to reach
your objective. But, often-
times this means adopting
behaviors that are probably
only temporary.
Will it last: A special or
life-changing event is a
great motivator in the short
run, /.


were; running into an old
friend who comments on
your weight; seeing yourself
in the mirror or on a video
and not realizing that it's
you; not' being able to fit
into your "fat" pants.
How it works:, Vanity can
work in two ways. It can
serve


"his unique advert' isingsac oudbeY


and it can
be used to help you get go-
ing. However, an overweight
woman who wants to lose
weight for her wedding day
is unlikely to sustain her in-
terest in weight loss beyond
the wedding "The process
of weight loss is entered
with some specific goal in
mind. Once 'achieved,,
weight maintenance in-
volves no goal-directed be-
havior other than 'keeping at
it.' Maintenance, therefore,
poses the major problem and
requires a motivator that
will keep people doing what
they are unaccustomed to
doing long after they have
achieved their weight-loss
goal," says Ferguson.
Make it last: Use the spe-
cial event as a kicking-off
point, but plan in advance
what you're going to use as
a motivator beyond the spe-
cial event to maintain your
weight loss. Keep in mind
that this motivator needs to
be equally as strong as the'
Triggering event itself.
Trigger:' Vanity
Examples: A terrible pho-
to that makes you look heav-
ier than you thought you


as a nega-
tive motivator, meaning that
you will do whatever you
can to move away from the
negative stimulus. Or, the
desire to look more attrac-,
tive or be able to fit into dif-
ferent. clothes can act as a
positive motivator.
Will it last: Probably. Ac-
cording to Ferguson, attrac-
tiveness is one of the top
motivators for successful di-
eters. But for it to be suc-
cessful in the long run, the
desire to be attractive must
be more important than any
distraction. It must be one of
the more central themes in
your life.
Make it last: It's not a
good 4dea to use that terrible
photo just to get you
pumped up so that you'll
have more willpower to re-
sist tempting foods. Instead,
use it as motivation to make
a plan for how you will not
only lose weight but keep it
off permanently.
Trigger: Diet Pusher
Examples: A spouse, fami-
ly member or friend pushes
you to lose.
How it works: Your
spouse, family or friends


pester and nudge you to lose
weight (and/or stop smoking
or drinking), and you give it
your best shot to get them
off your back.
Will it last: Having the
diet police looking over your
shoulder at every minute can
create resentment. If you
lose weight for another per-
son, you'll piobab1 start
stuffing doughnuts
down -your
throat the
~ firSt


.t i me
you get an-,
"gry at that per-'
son. Whenever some-
one in my family told me not
to eat something, I just took
it as all the more reason to
show my independence and
shove that croissant down in
two defiant bites. Then I felt
doubly bad: guilty for eating
the croissant and ashamed
for disappointing both my-
self and my family.
Make it: last: Sit down
with your family members
and have a reasoned, ratio-
nal discussion. Make it clear
that you know you have to
lose weight, but you don't
want them watching all your
*food choices or telling you
what you should or should-
n't eat, because that will
only annoy you and make it
less likely that you'll do
what you already know you
should be doing. Explain
that they don't have to mod-
ify their own lives, but they
should at least support your
objective.
Trigger: Competition
or Success
Examples: Friends, family
or co-workers decide to lose
weight; a walking or weight-
loss competition among
your colleagues at work;
seeing people you know suc-
ceeding at losing weight and


keeping it off.
How.it works: They make
it look "doable." If he/she
can do it, so can I. Why not
join in? It doesn't look that
hard. Or, you're just plain
competitive and want to
win.
Will it. last: There is a
good chance the competition
will 4ast. For many, the de-
termination to win ,at all
costs begins the weight-loss
process. And once the con-
test is ox er. they \vill likely
continue on their weight-
loss regimen because they're
pleased \ith their
achievement There isg
also strong motiva-
tion in seeing
others succeed
at losing
weight.
NMake
it last:

inng


ofh-




but make sure
you use their
example as the in-
spiration to create a
" plan of your own not
just to copy exactly\ what
they did. For instance, just
because your husband loses
weight by following a
glycemic index diet doesn't
'mean that following the
same diet will work for you.
It's the success you want to
emulate, not the specific diet
itself.
Trigger: Emotional
Examples: Overhearing a
co-worker call you a. fat
slob; being charged for two
seats on an airplane.
How it works: You're em-
barrassed and use revenge as
a motivator.
Will it last: Very possibly.
Humiliation is long-lasting,
and if you channel your en-
ergies into eating better and
increasing your physical ac-
tivity, you will likely lose
weight and keep it off..
Make it last: Use this
strong inspiration wisely.
Don't go to extremes. Set
yourself up with eating and
activity behaviors that are
realistic for your current sit-
uation, especially in the be-
ginning, while the memory
of the humiliation is still
fresh in your mind. For in-
stance, don't start exercising
90 minutes a day, seven days
per week if you know that
you probably will not keep it
up. You'd be better served to
start with a more realistic
plan that does not require
overhauling your entire
lifestyle.


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Ice skating for the family!
Dec. 7-Jan. 1, 2007
The Plaza Ice Palace
Downtown Community Plaza in Gainesville welcomes bac
The Plaza Ice Palace from Thursday, Dec. 7-Monday, Jan. 1,
2007. Sharpen your skates, break out those winter sweaters, r
tens and hats, and get ready to glide out onto the ice with fam
and friends. The skating season will last four weeks during th
winter holidays, from Dec. 2-Jan. 1, 2007. Call for hours of oc
eration, admission and skate Tental, special events, group rent
private parties. discounts.and sponsorship opportunities. Info:
Bill Brnson, 352-393-8527.

Dec.9, .
Watercolor landscape painting class
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs will offer a watercolor landscape painting class taughl
by Wally Riechert from 9:30 a-m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. c
'Craft Square; Cost: $35; Note: Limited to six people. Advanc
registration is required. Info'registration: 386-397-1920, ;
www FloridaStateParks.org stephenfoster or www.stephenfo,
tercso org.

Dec. 9
Fourth Annual Altrusa "
Christmas Tour of Homes
Altrusa International. Inc. of Live Oak will offer its Fourth
Annual Altrusa Chrisnuas Tour of Homes from noon-6 p.m.,
Saturday. Dec. 9. Tour begins at Ltie Oak Garden Club,
Eleventh Street. Live Oak where direction map and refresh-
ments will be provided. Visit all fixe homes at your leisure.
Cost: $10 per person with profits to be used for community p
jects. Advance'tickets are available at Windstream,, 386-364-
2502, Esther Bass, City Hall, 386-364-3722, Shannon Court;
and McCrimon's Office Systems, 386-362-2171, Barbie Scot
Info: Julie Ulmer, 386-362-3882 or Esther Bass, 386-364-25C

Dec. 11 .
American Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult
CPR and First Aid class in Lake City,
American Red Cross of Su< annee Valley; Infant/Child/Adu
CPR and First Aid class; 9 a.mn.-5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11; 26z
NE Hernando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650

Dec. 12
American Red Cross CPR for


Professional Rescuer class in Lake, City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; CPR for Profes-
sionalRescuer class; 6-10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12; 264 NE Her-
nando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650.

-Dec.13
k United Way campaign report luncheon
it- United Way of Suwannee Valley will conduct its December
aly campaign report luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 13 at
e LCCC Med-Tech Auditorium, Lake City; All donors and inter-
ested community residents are invited to attend. Cost: $10 per
als, person, catered by Chartwells; Note: Make reservations by.
Wednesday, Dec. 6; Info/reservations: 386-752-5604.

Dec. 14
American Red Cross CPR for
Professional Rescuer class in Lake City.
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; CPR for Profes-
it sional Rescuer class; ;6-10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14; 264 NE
in Hemando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650.'
,e
Dec. 15
Free Health & Wellness Seminar
Free Health and Wellness Seminar will be held from 7-8:30'
p.m. at Live Oak 1Women's Club, CR 136, Live Oak, one block.
west of Shands Hospital Learn about the latest in technology in
nutriniou'that is making a global impact on toda 's healthh-gly-
conutrents. which ha\e amazing abilities to maintain and bal-
ance the immune system, helping to achieve optimum health
and present disease. Guest speaker \\ill be Ra\ Robbins of Dal-
las, Texas who received a B.S. degree in biology and chemistry
from Southwest Texas State Uni\ ersir in San Marcos. Texas.
Open to all concerned about optunal health. Refreshments \ ill
ro- be served. Info: Sue Ruda, 386-364-4290 or Linda Ruwe, 386-
362-0985.

t; Dec. 18
2. Free Health Talk
The community is cordially invited to attend on-going health
talks sponsored by GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak, in con-
junction with the Suwannee County Health Department, on the
third Monday of each month at the Woman's Club on Eleventh
ult Street in Live Oak at 5:30 p.m. Each session will last approxi-
4l mately one hour and'will allow time for questions and answers.
There is no charge. Dr. Connie Steele will be speak about boost-
ing the immune system on Dec. 18, The schedule for 2007 will
include talks on weight loss, hearth health, shingles and bioiden-
tical hormones just to name a few. Info: Rita, 386-776-1711.


.Dec. 19
American Red Cross Adult
CPR class in Lake City
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley; Adult CPR class;
6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19; 264 NE Hemando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-0650.

Dec. 22
Evening of Song
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series presents An Evening of
Song, featuring Joyce Gu. er Wise, soprano. with guitar, accom-
panist, Dick GCrillo, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at The Village
Church, Dowling Park. Tickets- ACV Members: $8: Adults:
$12: Students. 13-18: $4; Child 5-12: $3: Child 4 and under:
free. Info. tickets: Dick Grillo at 386-658-5291. or e-mail dgri-
lo@acvillage.hiet.

Thru Dec. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highbway Patrol \%ill conduct driver's license and
-ehicle inspection checkpoints through Dec. 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 Count:" and CR 136. CR 152. CR 143. CR 249, CR
137, CR 251, CR 146. CR 135. CR 141. CR 150, CR 145 and
US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in Hamilton County. Recognizing the dan-
ger presented to the public by defect\ e vehicle equipment.
troopers will concentrate their efforts on \ vehicles being operated
w ith defects such as bad brakes. worm tires and defective lght-
ing equipment. In addition, attention w ill be directed to drivers
who would violate the driver license la\s of Florida. The Patrol
has found these checkpoints to be an' effective means of enforc-
ing the equipment and driver's license laws of Florida while en-
suring the protection of all motorists.

Buy tickets now!
Thru Dec. 31
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 prints by renowned artist Joseph Scheer are large format,
high resolution scans that bring the structure and beauty of
moths to life. This exhibition of 24 images, some of which


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with George Noory
6am 9am Glenn Beck
9am.- 10am Dave Ramsey
10am 1pm Kim Komando
1 pm 2pm Premiere Magazine,
2pm 4pm Sound & Vision
4pm- 6pm Road & Track
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7pm 9pm Bob Costas Show
9pm 10pm Newsweek on Air
10pm 11pm Rusty Humphries
11pm 12am America's Business


Monday Fida


'12am- 5a


AM Coast-to-Coast


with George Noory
5am 9am Doug Stephan's
"Good Day"
9amr- 12 Noon Glenn Beck
12pm -1pm Neal Boortz
1 pm.- 3pm Clark Howard
3pm-.6pm Sean Hannity
6pm 9pm. Dave Ramsey
9pm 12 Midnight Rusty Humphries


12am- 6a


AM Coast-to-Coast


with George Noory .
6am 7am Car & Driver
7am 9am Jim Blasingame
9am 10am: Start Up Nation
10am 12 Noon Garden Rebel
12 Noon 2pm Money Pit
2pm 3pm Pet World
3pm 4pm Home Finance
4pm 6pm Baseball Talk.
6pm 9pm Forbes on Radio
9pm -10pm Ben Furgeson
10pm lam Matt Drudge


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Abdenfeaturedin4hnre than 120
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National Geographic. Info'
352-846-2000. or visit
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Dec. 30 .
American Red Cross
Infan t/Child/Adult
CPR and First Aid
class in Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley;,
Infant/Child/Adult CPR and
First Aid class; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 30; 264 NE Her-
nando Ave., Suite 102, Lake '
City. Info: 386-752-0650.

Buy tickets now!
Dec. 3,1
Broadway's "Chita
Rivera: The
Dancer's Life" in
Gainesville Dec.,31
University of Florida Per-
forming 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 orches-
tra; $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.

Reserve seats
and tables now!
Dec. 31
Downtown Count-
down
City of Gainesville Down-
town Countdown will be held
from 8 p.m.-midnight, Sunday,
Dec. 31 in Downtown Commu-
nity Plaza; Cost: free; Note:
Reserve your seats and tables in
the VIP section now. Info: 352-
334-5064.


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Chief Financial Officer-Elect Alex Sink



announces transition advisors, website


Ready to put problem-solv-
ing ahead of partisan politics,
Chief Financial Officer-Elect
Alex Sink recently an-
nounced advisors for her
transition, led by former
Comptroller General Bob
Milligan.
Additionally, Sink
launched a website for her
transition,' www.alexsinkc-
fo.com, where Floridians can
learn about her transition ad-
visors and email their ideas
and suggestions about Flori-
da's government.
"Floridians put their trust
in me to safeguard our tax
dollars," said Sink. "As Flori-
da's next Chief Financial Of-
ficer; I will work with elected
, officials from both political
parties to make government
more efficient and increase
accountability.",
Sink's advisors during her


Floridians can learn more at www.alexsinkcfo.com.
transition include: elected to the Florida State Chiles; was appointed as the Mayor John Marks: Mayor Broward County Bank of
General Bob Senate and was later elected executive director of the De- Marks was elected in 2003 to America President. Cassady
Milligan: General Milligan, a president pro tempore of the apartment of Revenue by the a four year term as mayor of has also served as president
Republican, was elected Senate, the first woman min Cabinet headed by Governor the city of Tallahassee and is of the Broward County
Florida's Comptroller from history to hold that Martinez; and served under a the managing partner of the Chamber of Commerce. He is
1994 until 2002. General Mil- position. Castor served on the board of trustees *for the Tallahassee Office of Adorno a Vietnam Veteran and served
ligan served in the U.S. Ma- Florida Cabinet as education FSBA, chaired by Governor & Yoss. He currently serves in the United States
rine Corps for 35 years, rising commissioner and was ap- Bush. on the board of directors of Army. Most recently, assady
to the rank of lieutenant gen-..pointed University of South Senator Bob Graham: Sen- the Florida League of Cities, was the chief of staff for the
eral (3 stars). While a mem- Florida President in ator Graham served as the the Tallahassee Economic Alex Sink for Chief Financial
ber of the Florida Cabinet, 1994. She recently served as Governor of ,Florida from Development Council, the Officer Campaign.
General Milligan helped cre- the president and CEO of the 1979 to 1987, and our United Tallahassee/Leon County Tara Klimek, Communica-
ate the current position of National Board of Profes- States Senator from 1987 Civic Center Authority, the. tions Director: Klimek is a
Chief Financial sional Teaching Standards. 2005. Recently, Sen. Graham Sunshine State Gov ernmental communications professional
Officer. Throughout his ser- Tom Herndon: For more finished serving, a. one-year Financing Commission, and with several years,experience
vice, he was known for doing than three decades, Herndon term as an Institute of Politics the Economic Club of Flori-, in state government. She re-
what was right and putting has been a leader in state gov-: Fellow at Harvard Universi- da. Mayor Marks will help cently served as communica-
people ahead of politics. eminent. He. lastserved as the ty's John F. Kennedy School Sink integrate her leadership iions director for the House
Betty Castor: Betty Castor executive director of the of Government. He is cur- skills in the Tallahassee com- Democratic Caucus in the
has been a dedicated public Florida State Board of Ad- rently working to establish munity. Florida Legislature. She was
servant for more than three ministration (FSBA), mnnag- the Bob Graham Center for- Jim Cassadv. Chief of :,also communications director
decades. After teaching in ing $125 billion of the state's Public Service 'at his under- -Staff: Cassady is a recog- for the Alex Sink for Chief
East Africa, Castor began her investments andpension fund graduate alma mater, the Uni- nized business leader in. Financial Officer Campaign.
public service career as -a assets. Herndon also served xersit' of Florida. He resides South Florida and has a 33- Floridians. may submit
Hillsborough County Corn- as chief-of-staff to both Gov- with his wife, Adele, in Mia- year .anking career that cul- ideas or suggestions to Sink
missioner. In 1976, she was ernor Graham and Governor mi. minated in his service as the at info@'alexsinkcfo.com.


Florida Prepaid College Board and Wachovia work together
Florida~t'pitf- 8 "dW h'ih


to educate Florida families about college


Florida Prepaid College Plan

open enrollment ends Jan. 31


Recognizing .the impor-
tance of higher\ education,
the Florida. Prepaid College
Board and Wachovia will
again this year educate fami-
lies about the benefits of the
state-sponsored college sav-
ings plans: the Florida Pre-
paid College Plan and the
- Florida College Investment
Plan. Brochures with infor-
mation about the two college
, .sav ings plans are available at
A close to 800 Wachovia
branches throughout Florida.
.Additionally, Wachovia will
disseminate information in-
ternally to all of its employ-
ees. .
"Saving for college earlier,
rather than later, can be a
real advantage in making
college affordable and at-
tainable," says Ted Hoepner,
Chairman of the Florida Pre-
paid College Board. "With
the. Florida Prepaid College
Plan, Florida families can
plan ahead and avoid the
,- burden of future tuition in-
creases."
With the Florida Prepaid
College Plan, families can


lockin the cost of college tu-
ition, local fees and dormito-
ry housing today. Once en-
rolled, the plan payments are
fixed and will never in-
crease. When the child is
ready for college, the plan.
covers the actual cost at any
Florida public college or
. university, or.the value of the,
plan may be transferred to
most private colleges 'in
Florida, select technical
schools and most 'out-of-
state colleges.
The Florida Prepaid Col-
lege Plan is the largest pro-
gram of its kind in the coun-
try, with more than 1.1 mil-.
lion contracts sold. The plan
is. financially guaranteed by
*the State of Florida, making
it a safe way to .save. To
qualify, the child or the
child's parenit'guardian must
*be a Florida resident. Any-
one, including parents,
grandparents, friends or even
businesses may purchase, a
plan. Enrollment .for the
Florida Prepaid College Plan
started Monday, October 16,
2006. 'To lock in this year's


Florida receives $2.2 million for

OmniCare Medicaid Settlement


rates, you, must, sign up by
January 31, 2007.
The Florida Prepaid Col-
lege 'Board also provides
families with a second, op-
tion to save for college. The
Florida College Investment
Plan,* which offers a range
of investment options and
flexibility, may be used for
any qualified' college ex-
pense, including tuition,
fees, room and board, books,
supplies, computers, and
equipment required by the
college. The College Invest-


meantt Plan may be used.at
any public or private accred-
ited university, community
college or technical school
anywhere in the country.
Families niay enroll in the,
College. Investment Plan at
any time of year, and they
decide how much and how
often they want to contribute
to. their account. There are
no Florida residency require-
ments for the College Invest-
ment Plan, providing grand-
parents with another way to
save for college for their out-


1/2 acre lots, in a paved road subdivision, restricted to
site built homes. Several lots to choose from.
: Take SR51 1.5 miles from the Round-A-Bout tol29th Rd.
S tinr riglt, see Carriage Place entrance Lots starting at:
S on left. s o
S52.500


of-state grandchild
For enrollment
tion on either pl
www.florida529p
or ,call 1-800-55
(4723)
The Florida Prei
lege Plan is finance;
anteed by the State
da. Section 10
Florida Statutes.
Unlike the Flo
paid College Plan
ments in the Florid
Investment Plan ar


savings
ren. could lose all or a portion of
informa- your investment. Participa-
an, visit tion in the Florida College
lans.com Investment Plan will be sold
52-GRAD only by means of a Disclo-
sure Statement and Partici-
paid Col- pationAgreement. Acopy of
ally guar-,. each will be sent to you upon
of Flori- request; you should read
09.9.8(7), them before investing.
Nothing in this news release
mrida' Pre- should. be construed as fi-
3, invest- nancial, investment, legal or
a College tax advice. Consult your
*e'not in- own advisors before invest-


sured or guaranteed, and you ing.


* 103 ACRES.....Planted Pines & hardwoods over 2600 feet of county road
frontage and only I, mile off paved road. Lots of wildlife, lots of privacy and
a lot for the money. $875,000. Call Kellie Shirah for more details:
386-208-3847. NLS# 53703.
* 40 ACRES OF PINES. $340,000.00 MIflS#55154 24th Road Live Oak, FL
Call Anita Kent Handy (386) 208-5877


Attorney General Charlie
Crist recently announced that
Floiida will recover $2.2 mil-
'lion as part of a 43-state $49.5
million settlement with Omni-
Care, Inc. The agreement re-
solves allegations that the
company, was unlawfully
switching patients' prescrip-
tions in order to increase prof-
its at the expense of the Med-
icaid program.
A national investigation,
led in part by Crist's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, revealed
that OmniCare was allegedly
switching patients' prescrip-
tions to avoid federal price
ceilings. Price ceilings limit
the maximum amount of re-
imbursement that the govern-
ment would pay for. the most
commonly prescribed forms
of certain medications. Omni-
Care allegedly switched its
patients to medications that
did not have a reimbursement
limit in order to circumvent
the government-mandated
price ceiling.
"Medicaid exists to help
the needy receive proper
health care," said Crist.. "If
everyone plays by the rules,
both patients And taxpayers
benefit."
The agreement deals specif-
ically with allegations that pa-
tients taking Rabaitidine, a


popular antacid, were unlaw-
fully switched from tablets to
capsules, patients taking
Prozac capsules were unlaw-
fully switched to the generic
Fluoxetine tablet and patients
taking Buspirone tablets, a
popular medication to treat
anxiety, were switched to
Buspirone tablets of a differ-
ent dosage. The investigation
revealed no medically justifi-
ablereason for the switches
other than to inflate govern-
ment reimbursement and in-
crease OmniCare's profits.
As part of the settlement,
OmniCare has entered into a
.Corporate Integrity Agree-
ment with the United States
Department of Health and
Human Services'. Inspector
General. The agreement will
ensure future Medicaid com-
pliance.
Crist's Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit assisted the
prosecution of thecase, along
with the Department of Jus-
tice, the U.S. Attorney for the
Northern District of. Illinois,
and other state attorneys gen-
eral.
A copy of the multi-state
settlement with OmniCare is
available at: http://myflori-
dalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF
/JFAO-6VJN3B/$file/Omni-
careSettlement.pdf


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LAND AND MORE!
118 ACRES near the National Forest. All hunters take note! MLS
55115 Call PauLi LaTernce 386-623-1973

5.44 ACRES Lakefront'' Beautiful scenic Lake JelTery! MLS
53i084 Call Julia DeJesus 386-344-1591.)
20 ACRES Wish today, gone tomorrow! Mostly cleared land
between Columbia City and Ft. White. MLS 51846 Call Saundra
Scott 386-623-0123

,10 ACRES Union County. Great location for Gainesville, Lake,
Butler commuters! Plan ahead today to reserve your piece of
paradise! MLS 55553 Call Sharon' Selder 386-365-1203
'308364-F


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WANTED: SMALL BREED AKC
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Horses
GREAT PACKAGE DEAL! If you are
interested in getting into or
expanding the race horse business I
have 4 mares and 1 sire with. good
pedigrees. If serious call and lets
talk. Marcus 386-776-2373

Farm Equipment
FORD TRACTOR 8 END, $2500.00
Ford Front End Loader $3500.00
Call 386-776-2332

PINE STRAW EQUIPMENT
2.pull 'ut wagons, 24 balers. 10 pilch
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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. M. Elizabeth Elliot Evening 842-2372


(1) Commercial: 11.79 ac +/-
with approx. 540 ft. on US 129
with a multipurpose central
heat & air condition
commercial bldg. cont. approx.
21,800 sq, ft. under roof ample
paved parking. Good location
excellent commercial potential.
$1,920,000.
(2) Saddle Club: Nice four acre
tract in grass with scattered
trees fenced. Good buy @
$49,950 terms;
(3) Off US 27: 80 acres planted
pines in a cropland site 16 years,
old, on good county road, good
buy at $11,000 per acre.
(4) Off CR 250: 10 acres
partially wood. Approved well
& septic tank. Good County
Road $11,000 per acre.
(5) 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
(6) Dixie County near Rock
Bluff: Four two are tracts
wooded, good area. For all four
lots $98,000.
(7) Dowling Park Area: 3 lots 1
on the water (buildable) 2 across
the road, all 3 for $65,000.
(8) Off CR-349: Two acre
wooded corner lot near Royal
Springs. Good buy at $19,900.
(8) Mayo: 4 acres with 4
bedroom/1 1/2 bath home cont.
approx 1550 sq..ft. $97,500.
(10) 167th Rd.: 3 Bedroom, 2
baths CH/AC brick with garage,
kitchen furnished. 2 ac.
homesite $165,000.
(11) Off Central Rd.: 10 acres in
grass fenced, scattered trees,
survey $85,000. Good Buy.
(12) Two wooded acres on paved
road, Will work for land home
package. 119,900.
(13) Jasper, FL: 3 bedroom
brick home with carpet.
Numerous updates, new
CH/AC, paint inside & out,


carpel roll good, new
refrigerator & stove. Good buy
at $89,901l..:)..
114i Secluded: 5 acres fenced
with a 2/2 DW\MH. kitchen
furnished, 4" well. $83,000.
(15) Off CR49: 40 acres in
Coastal Bermuda grass on good
1/4 mile on county road. $10,900
pe#t acre.
(16) Off US 129 South: Five
acres partially fenced scattered
trees & grass. Good land home
tract. $49,950.
(17) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road
with 107 ft. on water, elevation
survey buildable, good buy @
$72,000.
(18) Falmouth Area: five acre
tract with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath
singlewide mobile home, 8x20
shop. $84,500.
(19) Hamilton Co.: CR 158, 5
,acres in grass with a few trees.
Seller will furnish survey.
$74,900.
(20) Suwannee River Park
Estates: 3 lots on good county
road, utilities to property. Priced
to sell at $16,500.
(21) Lafayette Co.: 5.3 aacres
with 1996 CH/AC DWMH
24x36 motor home storage, 628
ft. -on US ?7. Reduced to
125,000.
(22) Jasper, FL: Vickers Court
4/3 CH/AC brick home with
kitchen furnished, garage
approx. 2,100 sq. ft. Under roof.
$196,000.
(23) Off CR 349: 10 acres
wooded with CH&AC log home
with 30'x40' pole barn, kitchen
furnished, washer & dryer,
10'x12' storage. Good area.
$225,000.
(24) Dowling Park: 5 acre
wooded on paved road, $59,900.
(25) 121st Street: 90 acres in
good coastal Bermuda. Old
homesite with pecan trees, 4"
well, etc. Good area $11,550 per
acre. 308349-F


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Window Coverings Pillows
Saturday, December 2
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Musical Instruments
OLD 'GUITARS WANTED! 'Fender.
Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, D'Argelico
Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and
Mosrite. 1930's thru 19,60's. Top
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First month's
rent plus deposit

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Water, sewer &
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No pets.
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Mobile Homes for rent
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
3BD/1BAWellborn area $385.00
Rent $385.00 Depo.ii. Call 386-963-
2032 or 352-493-3487


Office Space
OFFICE SPACE available lor rent
with approx..4j296 ,q p in Live. Oak.
Call Poole Realry-386-209-1766 for
more details.

OFFICE SPACE for rent in Live Oak
Orice has 2.100 sq.h. and has
previously been used as a medical
office Call Poole Realty at 386-209-
1766


Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots
in the

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FIRST MONTH'S
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Mountains, Streamrrs Call for Free
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any, condition. Handyman, fire,
dislresse,1, vacant, occupied.
Anywhere in FLI Apts. / Comm.,
residential. No
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BACKFLIPS! Thai's What you'll ic.
when you discover this luxurious
Oceanfront Condo In Daytona Beach
Shores! 2 Bedrooms,. 2 baths,
tastefully furnished, awesome
rLalcony wriere you can relax.& enjoy
'your morning coffee or evening
cocktails overlooking the brilliant blue
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DEVELOPERS t-
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AC; 3/2, 2 car garage, city
water/sewer, $149,900. Builder
will pay $2 500 io-ward, closing
.:osi Call 386.-758-0093 or
386-752-1711


CORNERSTONE
DEVELOPERS
Emerald Cove, all brick, 1/2 acre,
homesites. 1500 sq. ft, AC 3/2,
2 car side enrry garage $199,900:
Builder will pay $2,500 towards
closing costs. Call 386-758-0093
or 386-752-1711


HOUSE FOR SALE 1Bd/1 Ba, Block
.house, in Live Oak. Great
investment, currently rented. 212
!Georgia Ave. $30,000.00 Call 386-
P344-0326

1HUD HOMES! $152/mol 4bdr 2ba
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!at
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;ur New Lifetime Exterior Paint. Call
lNow to See if Your Home Qualifies 1-
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HOUSE FOR SALE
Spacious, free flowing incredibly
gorgeous home! Lovely retirement
home, nestled in the woods of
,dvent Christian Retirement Village.
ISpacious, 3/3, brick home, with
beautiful views of extra-large wooded
ot' with mature camellias and,
Ezaleas. New rocr.i, heat/air system,
nd mother-in-law/guest suite. Large
kitchen, dining room, screened
korch, patio. Laundry/storage room.
-;You really need to see itl The
Village offers emergency assistance,
yard maintenance, para-medics.
bights and weekends., 5 minute walk
to the health and fitness center with
heated pool, brand new medical
clinic, and wonderful neighbors
P3382 Meadow View Drive, Dowling
Park,. FL 32064 $295,000. Call
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building
sites. Great hunting Water/Electric,
close to. Kentucky Lake. #1'
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KENTUCKY 35 Waterfront Acres -
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NEW ROCKY MOUNTAIN Park
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w/Deeded ,Lot at Buffalo Hills
Outdoor Ohio Resort, only $59.900
Owner Financing. Ask
for Lowell 740-260-2267

NORTH CAROLINA!! Mountain
cabins $99,900.. E-Z to, finish..
Scenic views. pro-.posed lake access,
,near two state parks, national forest
& Blue Ridge Parkway. E-Z
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$39,900. Low down, owner
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APARTMENTS IN
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Quiet country living

2 bedroom duplex.

Call 362-3110.
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N.C./GEORGIA MOUNTAINS -
World's grealesi vievwsl Homesites
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package KIli $99.900 Watenalls,
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RIVER TRACTS in Mouniamns ol
Tennessee. All racIs are 5+ acres.
Special introductory offer. Financing
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NC LAND: 47 acres, awesome
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Jusi norih of Raleigh. niar 'Kerr
,.LaKe. Woods., fields, stars... Piclures-
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ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY ACRES
Older home. planted pines. Approx. 7
mi. SW ol Live Oak. FL Total price
$1.200.000 00 Ph. 386-362-11-43.
S. CAROLINA ACREAGE 2 acres,
excellent. romeseie vw.woCds New
. doublewiae mobile nome welcome.
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT needs qualified drivers for
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Post Office Now Hiring. Avg. Pay $20/hour or S57K anhu-
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PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale. 2006 Models
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Instruction

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING FOR
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Pictures: owner@newbranch.com
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EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Suwanrnee County
Administrative Office
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible lor agency financial
operations., including receipt,
withdrawal, disbursement of monies;
payroll maintenance of accounting
records and preparation of financial
reports and budgets.
Desired Qualifications:
1. Four years of college training or
experience in Accounting or
Business Administration with 'major
course work in Business Economics
and Accounting. .
2. Strong talent in fiscal interpretation
with a clear understanding of
busrines and personnel costs and an
ability lo assemble and cooramale
such tacts in a clear and
comprehensive manner
3. Training and experience in
'computer operations.
Submit Resume to: Suwannee river
Economic Council, Inc., P.O. Box 70,
Live Oak, FL 32064
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons, with .disabilities are
encouraged to' apply for
employment. Should special
accommodations, be necessary,
please call 386-362-4115
Voice/TDD.
Deadline for Receipt of Resume:
December 4, 2006 4:30 P.M.
ATTENDANTS
Five positions available, complete
training provided to perform janitorial
services in Suwannee/Hamilton
area. Need dependable
transportation; able to lift 35 lbs.
Uniforms provided. ADA/EOE/Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in person at:
Comprehensive Community
Services, Inc., 506 S. Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32064
CDL Drivers needed for local and
regional positions. A minimum of 2
Years experience required. Drivers
home every weekend, avg. salary
$45-$50K per year. Also seeking a
full time mechanic. (386) 364-3250.
DOMINOS PIZZA OF LIVE OAK
Now hiring Delivery Drivers. Earn
$10 15 per hr. Flexible Schedules.
Apply within. Or Call 386-364-8030
DRIVER
Are you getting
paid more this year?
Roehl drivers are with
Practical Route Mileage
Pay plus Top 10 pay
rate. '53' van/ 48' FB. Up
to $3,000 sign-on bonus.
Students Welcome.
Roehl '"The Take Home
More, Be Home More
I Carrier."
Call 7 days a week!
800-626-4915
www.GoRoehl.com
DRIVERS LCT WANTS YOU!
OTR drivers, solos or 'teams. 6
months experience & CDL-A / HAZ
required. Full benefits package.
2003-2005 Equipment. Call 1-800-
362-0159 LCTransportation.com
DRIVERS Bonus every 6 months.
OTR, some local, positions, New
Equipment, 1 Year Experience Class
A with tank & hazmat. 100% food
grade carrier. Call 877-882-6537.
www.oakleytransport.com
Drivers
OWNER OPS
Local/Regional Runs
Great Pay Package
Tag Program/Medical Ins. Available
Call Chris: 866-730-8725
Class A CDL/1 yr verifiable
www.comtrakinc.com
HHA'S NEEDED IN LIVE OAK
and Lake City areas for Home visits.
Must have 1 year Home Care
experience and current CPR. Please
call 386-755-1544, ask for Martha or
Beckie.






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ABBEY MINI STORAGE
All New Units
5X15 5X20 10X15 10X20 15X20
Units located at 607 Goldkist Blvd.
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak


DUNCAN TIRE & AUTO
"Complete One Stop Service For Your Vehicle "
Alignment Specialists
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24 HOUR TOWING
62-4743 1-888-362-2568
US 129 North @ Hamilton Ave.
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SOLUTIONS
Roll off Residental
container .id
rental Commercial
Call us today 386-935-1685 or
Email to: nt1,asate, atlantic net


C Metal Roofing
SQuali, Metal Roofing & Accessories At Discount Prices!!
S3' ide gahalume Cut to your desired lengths!
S 3' ide painted Delivern Service Available
2' d? 5-v Ask3 aout steel buildings
Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg. Inc.
CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-393-0335




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BOOkkEEPING & BUSINESS SERVICES
Phone (386) 963-1391
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BOOKKEEPING & ACCOUNTING SERVICES FOR
SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESSES
MONTHLY REPORTING
STATE & FEDERAL SALES & PAYROLLTAX RETURNS
STATE & FEDERAL BUSINESS RELATED INCOME TAX RETURNS
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EEMIIPT CARD HELP


Drigger's Heating,
Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration
Residentril and Commercial


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License #CAC025404


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LIVE OAK
MINI STORAGE
* 5x15 5x20 10x15 10x20
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE
5x5 *5x10 *10x10 *10x20
Units located on Gold Kist Road
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St.. Live Oak 364-6626


Robert Diett, Owner

Branford

Cabinets
1-386-344-1822
Fax: 386-935-3388
27058 83rd Place
Branford, Florida 32008


* Custom Cabinets
* Entertainment Units
-Wall Units
* Closet Systems
* Counter Tops
* Native Woods
* Handcrafted
All-Wood Kitchens
& Fixtures


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PORCHES & LAND
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LAKEWOOD
APARTMENTS
IN LIVE OAK

Quiet country living 2 bedroom duplex
Call 362-3110


Trees, Trimmed or Removed Firewood
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

TREE WORK
Bucket Truck and Climbing

963-5026


Landclearing Hauling
il* Discing Fencing

3ACKHOE
CLEARING
I FREE Estimates
12150 196th Terrace
O'Brien, FL 32071


TO PLACEANAD,

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24 HR. EMERGENCY PUMP SERVICE


Well Drilling
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ALL WORK GUARANTEED 1386)209-1173


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SDecks
" Rooling
" Gullers &
Downspouls
* Playgrounds
* Lawn Care


" Windows & Doors
" Garage Doors
" Fences
" Tile
* Cabirels
* Yard Work
* Pel Doors


" Prelab Carports
" Porches
" Vinyl Siding
SCeiling Tiles
* Mobile Home
Skirling
* Ouldoor Slurage


HOWARD
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE, INC.
AEROBIC SYSTEMS
PUMP OUT SERVICE
PRE CAST SEPTIC TANKS
DRAIN FIELDS RELAID
"BIGGER PORTABLE REST ROOMS"
Brln FL'"' (386) 935-1518
www.howardandsonsseplic.com


E-LMB-INATORS, INC.
Complete Tree Service
Licensed & Insured


CARROLL
CONCRETE
Curbing Gutters Monolithic Slabs
Patios Driveways & Sidewalks
Commercial & Residential
DOT Certified & Insured
Rt.2 Box 166 86 9381156
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386-294-1720
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EMPLOYMENT

The Suwannee County Tax Collector
is currently seeking applications for
several temporary positions that will
last approximately 5 months.
Projected starting date is January 2,
2007. Salary will be $10.00 an hour.
Minimum qualifications include: High
School graduate, the ability to read a
county map and legal descriptions,
some computer skills and good
communication skills. For more
details contact the Tax Collectoris
office at 362-2816. You must ask for
Kelly Joyner. Submittal deadline is
Friday, December 15th, 2006.
ESTABLISHED company is looking
for a hard worker with top notch
customer service skills. Great phone
skills are a definite plus! Drug screen
and background check required.
Please E-mail resume lakecity@wal-
staf.com or fax to 386-755-7911. For
interview appointment or questions
you may contact our Lake City office
Monday Friday @ 386-755-1991
FIREFIGHTER
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CITY OF LIVE OAK, FL

DUTIES: Performs fire fighting and
EMT rescue activities; operates
and maintains fire equipment;
performs inspections and
recommends fire prevention
measures; and administers first
aid.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a standard high
school and. must possess- fire
fighter certification as required, by
Florida Statutes. Applicant must
meet required health and physical
standards and possess a valid
Florida Driver License.
The applicant must possess a
certificate of compliance by the
Fire Fighters Standards and
Training Council in accordance with.
Chapter 633.34 and 633.35 Florida
Statutes. '
STARTING SALARY: $26,175.75
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application must be submitted .to
the office of the Fire Chief, 200
East. Duval Street, Live Oak,
Florida 32064. Applications will be
accepted until pos.i,.n. are Iiiilei.
DRUG FREE WORK PLACE:
Successful applicant will be subject
to the Drug Free Workplace Policy.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE/HANDICAP
ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK OF FLORIDA
is seeking applicants for part-time
Teller positions %ppic.ani- must
p,'., 5'3. ".. ,.1,.',,-,, n1ruer per- n l .
crganlzalicnai andr, compuitr =:iiis
and have excellent math skills.
Previous experience is preferred.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.
HANDYMEN Service Techs to
provide handyman services to local
national chain stores. Experience
working directly w/customers, own
tools &
transportation required. FT/PT. Paid
weekly + mileage. 1-866-HANDY44
(426-3944)
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 701lbs.
Please call 386-755-1991. for appt
Drug Screens & Backgrd check req.
LPN NEEDED
7pm 7am shift
Full Time with Benefits
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
Or call Angela at 386-362-7860
EOE/D/V/M/F
LPN
Opening for 10pm-6am. Vacancy due
to. staff member retiring. Seeking
team playing conscientious person
who enjoys relationships formed
working in long term care. Smaller,
modern facility with nice working
environment. Contact Holly Reed,
Director of Nursing. Lafayette Health
Care Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo,
FL 386-294-3300
MECHANIC NEEDED Experience
necessary..Must have own tools and
transportation. Insurance, 401K, paid
vacation. Apply at 140 Palm St. NE
386-362-1185 Ext 19
MECHANIC WANTED own tools
necessary. Only serious minded
need apply. Salary will depend on
experience/knowledge. Call 386-364-
1117 from 8-4.


RN CASE MANAGER
Big Bend Hospice, the leader in
compassionate care to individuals
with life-limiting illnesses, has the
following position available on our
care team
RN Case Manager
Full-time RN Case Manager for
Taylor County. Current Florida
license as RN required.t Plus 2 -3
years med-surgery experience
preferred.

Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can
apply in person
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida
.or by faxing a resume to
(850) 575-6814 or
Apply on-line!
at www.bigbendhospice.org
EOE/DFWP/ADA
Smoke Free Workplace
PRIVATE DUTY LPN NEEDED
in Live Oak area, must have trach.
and Pediatric experience. Please call
386-755-1544, ask for Martha or
Beckie.


Member Service Representative







Suwannee Valley Electric
Cooperative, Inc.

Member Service Representative
Suwannee Valley Electric
Cooperative, Inc. is now taking
applications for a member service
representative position. Primary
duties consist -of responding to
members' requests and clerical
work. Other duties include
cashiering, handling switchboard
calls, operating office equipment
(computer,' adding machine,
printers, etc.). Qualified applicants
must possess a high school
diploma, or equivalent experience
and training. Previous customer
service experience is required.
Must display above' average
abilities in communications and be
accurate when working with
numbers.
Applications are available at the
SVEC Office, 11340 100th Street,
Live Oak. FL during regular office
hours (8 am 4:30 pm). Deadline
for receiving applications is
December.6, 2006.
SVEC is an equal
opportunity employer
PART TIME DISHWASHER Kitchen
rniip ar.. C,_,k. Fie,'.i.e ours. Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in person at
Camp Weed 11057 Camp Weed
Place, Live Oak, 364-5250, 8-4.
PER DIEM LPN FOR HOME CARE
visits in the Lake City and' Live Oak
area. Must have Home Care
experience and current CPR. Please
call 386-755-1544 ask for Beckie or
Martha.,
PART-TIME FOOD SERVICE
WORKER (OPS).
20 hours prr 1,,ee', 9:00 to 2:00
Monday through. Thursday. Primary
Duties: Take food orders; operate
cash register; help out as needed.
Position to start January 2007 and
runs through April 2007. '
Applications to: Director HR, NFCC,
325 NW Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, Florida 32340. Application
available at www.nfcc.edu Deadline
for application is 12/8/2006. EOE
RN STAFF NURSE NEEDED
7am 7pm day shift
Full Time with Benefits
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
Or call Angela at 386-362-7860-
Si EOE/D/V/M/F


SERVICE ADVISOR. Experience
preferred. Vacation, 401k, insurance,
apply within. See Rick at Walt's Live
Oak Ford. 386-362-1112




TRANSPORTATION
Antique Autos for Sale
JEEP 1960, CJ-3B Great Condition,
7400 mi. $6795.00 Call 386-658-
251-6
Autos for Sale


KIA SPORTAGE-2001 61,000 mi.,
28 mi. to gallon! Five speed stick
shift, 4 door. Great condition
$5500.00 OBO Call 386-209-1656
TOO MANY TOYS,TAGS AND TAXES,
SOMETHING HAS TO GO!
2001 Chevy Express 15 Passenger
Van. $11,200.00 OBO
1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Convertible 6 sp. WS-6, Ram Air
$10,500.00 OBO
1972 Cadillac Hearse, Runs Good
472.C.I. Big block engine. $1,000.00
OBO


Old Travel Trailer that was used to
haul goods to.flea markets by
previous owner $400.00 OBO
Trucks for Sale
FOR SALE 2001 FORD RANGER
XLT Fully equipped, 1 owner. Call
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Relay team walks 3250 miles to the finish line and the winner is ...you!


A relay team of 12 walkers complete their 3,200 mile journey across the United States as part of
Sportline Steps Across America, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Steps Across
America campaign encourages all Americans to walk as part of a fit, active lifestyle. PhotowSortione.


Susan Goldmarn nandoui

They made it! The. walked and, walked
and walked a cumulative 6.5 million
steps oler the course of 14 weeks -
using specially made Sportline
Pedometers to count eery step of the
\wa -.
On April 18, the 12 members-of the
Sportline Steps Across America team,
including a former Secret Service agent,
a mom, a-jazz pianist, a medical student
and a writer, started walking for a cause
- to help educate Americans on the
benefits of walking and physical fitness.
Their message'" When you use a
pedometer, you are more likely to
increase the number of steps you take
each day as well as the speed at which
you walk. And that all adds up to better
physical fitness.
The. Sportline Steps Across America.
team walked 3,250 miles from Chelsea
Piers in New York City to Santa Monica
Pier in Los Angeles through
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington,
D;C.; Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati,
St. Louis, Springfield, Bentonville,
Tulsa, Oklahoma City. Amarillo.
Albuquerque and Phoenix in only 107
days.
Along the way, the team held 140
educational sessions on the benefits of
physical fitness at elementary schools
and community centers across the U.S.,
reaching 17,000 children. They were
acclaimed by mayors at "Sportline Steps,
Across America Day" in their hometowns
and were greeted by members of
Congress on Capitol Hill.
The also visited "Every Day Well-
Being" Expos at Wal-Mart locations on-
... -. ,. ...


their coast-to-coast route. These events
included free health tips, wellness and
walking information and first-hand
accounts of their experiences.
"Prior to participating in the Sportline
Steps Across America program. I really
hadn't used a pedometer." says team
member Adrienne Wilson of Los
Angeles, California. "Now that I walk
with one every day, I find myself looking
to gain more and more steps each day. It
truly helps to set goals." Adds fellow
member Tanya Mahoney of Dallas.
Texas. "I have lost 12 pounds since I
started walking in November when I
applied for the program. My blood
pressure has gone down to 92.62 and I
have lost over an inch in my hips."
Sportline, the No. 1 selling brand of
pedometers and walking accessories, in
cooperation with Wal-NMart, launched the
Sportline Steps Across America-initiative
on April 18. Now that the walkers have,
reached the finish line and their
impressive results are in, they hope other
Americans will step into a more active
lifestyle by walking for health, fitness
and fun.
Maybe you, too, will be inspired to
take the Steps Across America
President's Challenge: Walk 8,500 steps
* per day at least five times a week for six
weeks and step your way to a healthier
life.
For more information about using a
pedometer to "step up" your walking
routine, 'check out HYPERLINK
.http: .'www.StepsAcross.com
www.StepsAcross.com.
Courtesy of Family Features


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Adrienne Wilson, right, from Los Angeles, receives congratulations from Valerie Peron, a team
support worker, upon competing the 3,200 mile journey across the United States as part of
Sportline Steps Across America, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Santa Monica, Calif.The Steps Across
America campaign encourages all Americans to walk as part of a tit, active lifestyle.
Photo/Sportline, Susan Goldman, handout.


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Sportline Steps Across America, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Steps Across
America campaign encourages all Americans to walk as part of a fit, active lifestyle.
Photo/Sportline, Susan Goldman, handout.


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Automatic filing for medicare extr


The National Council on Ag-
ing (NCOA) has added a new
feature to its Web-based Bene-
fitsCheckUp service that could
assist, several million people
who are eligible for but have
not enrolled in the Extra Help
benefit available through
Medicare's Prescription Drug
Coverage (also known as Part
D). The new service, available
at www.benefitscheckup.org,
could be especially helpful to
the more than 630,000 who
were "deemed eligible" for the
Extra Help in 2006, but who
have recently lost their auto-
matic eligibility for this assis-
tance and must now apply for
it.


"If someone with Medicare
has limited income and re-
sources, there's no reason notto
apply for the Extra Help," said
NCOA President and CEO
James Firman. "And, now, any-
one, anytime can use the Web
to speed up this process and
find out if they can also get ex-
tra income or other help with
paying for their medicines or
health care expenses."
People must apply to the So-
cial Security Administration
(SSA) first to find out if they
qualify for Extra Help. If some-
one qualifies, they.can save .on.
average $3,700 a year since
Medicare's Extra Help will pay
their cost sharing and they will


have no gap in coverage (the
donut hole). The deadline for.
enrollment in a Medicare Part
D plan is Dec. 31.
People with Medicare, fami-
ly members or caregivers can
now use NCOA's Benefits
CheckUp (found -at Bene-
fitsCheckUp.org) to submit
their apphcations for Extra
Help electronically and receive
immediate confirmation that
SSA received the application.
In addition, without filling out
any other questionnaire, the
BenefitsCheckUpRx-Extra
SHelp with Prescription Costs
feature will tell users if they
qualify for other federal or state
benefits programs. These in-


.clude those programs that can
save them money on health
care (Medicare Savings Pro-
grams and Medicaid), provide
extra income (Supplemental
Security Income), find other
prescription saving- (State
Pharmacy Assistance Pro-
grams) or help in paying for
food (Food Stamps).
,"We added this new feature
to BenefitsCheckUp because
we received lots of requests
from individuals and feedback'
from organizations involved in
finding and helping people with
Medicare that some other tool
was needed,"" said NCOA's
Benefits Access Group Stuart
Senior Vice President Spector.


Name


a help
cated to improving the health
and independence of older per-
sons and to increasing their
continuing contribution's to
communities, socien;r and fu-
ture generations. For more in-
formation on National Council
on Aging visit ww.ncoa.org.
About BenefitsChecklUp
Since 2001, 1.8 million peo-
ple haveused BenefitsCheckUp
and 400,000 have found bne-
fits programs that, help them
pay for prescription drnigs.
health care, rent. utilities, and
other needs. For mole intonna-
tioi about how to become' a
BenefitsCheckUp Organiza-
tional Edition user, e-mail:
support at benefitscheckup.org.


The frenzy has

started as holiday

millionaire raffle

goes on saleyour

best shot at a

million dollars!
*Almost a half million
dollars in tickets sold in the
first hour... By noon. more.
than $2 million in tickets
had sold.
*What is Holiday MIL-
LIONAIRE RAFFLE
(TM)? Holiday MILLION'-
AIRE RAFFLE (TM )-is
the Florida Lottery's new
limited offer game' in the
style of a good. old-fash-
ioned raffle. It is a number
match game with a limited
number of tickets available
that will. be sold within a
limited sales period. "So
much money, so little
time."
*The Holiday MILLION-
AIRE R"LFFLE (TM ) tick-
ets cost $20 each. Only
1.25 million tickets will be
available'. Tickets are
available at almost 13,000
retailers throughout Flori-
da.
*Winners will be selected
in'a drawing to be held on
New Year's Day.
*How many prizes will
be award? The Holiday
MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE
(TM ) will provide a total
of 130 cash prizes worth'
$13 million.
Ten lucky winners will
win $1 million each best
odds ever of winning a mil-
lion dollars;.
Twenty players will
win $100,000 each.
One hundred players
will win $10,000 each.
*The odds of winning $1
million, are the best, the
Florida Lottery has ever of-
fered. The odds of winning
$1 million dollars is
1:125,000; the odds of w in-
ning $100.000 is. 1:62,500;,
the odds 'of winning
$10,000 is :1:12,500.The
overall odds of winning a
prize are 1 in 9,615.
If all the Holiday MIL-
LIONAIRE RAFFLE (TM)
tickets sell out as expected,
the game 'will generate $9.5
million for the Educational
Enhancement Trust fund to
help support public Florida
schools.
OVER $16 BILLION
TO EDUCATION SINCE
1988! Our Vision: Cus-.
tomer value, public trust,
an unwavering commit-
ment to the enhancement of
public education, cultivat-
ed and celebrated with hon-
esty, creativity and diver-
sity.
PLEASE NOTE: Flori-
da has a very broad public
records law. Most written
communications to or from
state officials regarding
state business are consid-
ered to be public records
and will be made available
to the public and the media
upon request. Your e-mail
messages may, therefore',
be subject to public disclo-
sure.


Weather Spotter Class set for Jan. 1


National Weather Service
(NWS)-Jacksonville w Ill
conduct a Weather Spotter
Class in Suwannee County
from 6-9:30 p.m. (1800-2130
hours), Thursday, Jan. 11.
2007. The location of the
class is to be announced, it
will depend on the class size.
This class is free and open to
the public.
'The class consists of two
courses: 1. Basic Weather
Spotter; and 2. Advanced
Weather Spotter. First class


approximately I 1.'4 hours
and the second will finish up
the evening.
What is a Storm Spotter?
The Skywam spotter pro-
gram is a nationwide network
of volunteers trained by the
National Weather Service
(NWS) to report significant
weather. Anyone is welcome
to participate.
Why Skywarn?
The NWS mission is to
protect lives and property.
When weather conditions are


favorable for severe thunder-
storms or tornadoes are ex-
pected to develop, a severe
thunderstorm or tornado
WATCH is issued. A Severe
Thunderstorm or Tornado
WARNING is issued when
severe weather has been re-
ported by a Skywarn spotter
or indicated by Doppler radar.
Skywarn volunteers become
the NWS's eyes and ears,
helping to provide better
weather watch and warning
services.


Who will activate Sky-
, am?
The NWS and-or the local
emergency management au-
thorities may activate the
Skywam net whenever there
is a threat of severe weather
or the NWS issues a severe
thunderstorm or tornado
watch. In this case, informa-
tion may be relayed through
amateur radio repeaters. Lo-
calized events may be phoned
direct to NWS and/or local
emergency management.


1,2007
Where will Skywarn obser-
vations be taken?
Skywarn reports are re-
layed from on the road, while
at work, or at your home. It is
important not to jeopardize
your own safety while partic-
ipating in Skywarn.
If you are interested or
know someone who is inter-
ested, please contact Suwan-
nee County Emergency Man-
agement to sign-bp at 386-
364-3405 or e-mail Kimber-
IlyTisuwcounty.org.


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"The new BenefitsCheckUp
Extra Help feature is free, it's
fast and it is confidential."
NCOA, which led far-reaching'
outreach and enrollment efforts
during the initial Part D enroll-
ment period continues its work
in helping to find and enroll
those who may be eligible for.
the Extra Help through its on-'
going support of local Access
to Benefits Coalitions in 44 ar-
eas and the second phase of its
My Medicare Matters cam-
paign. .
About the National Council
.on Aging
Founded in 1950, the Na-
tional Council on .Aging is a
chat7table organization dedi-