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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: January 18, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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 Related Items
Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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for the following story:
Live Oak police
investigate mugging


Cutest

Couple

Contest


Deadline for submissions is Jan. 25; details, Page 2A


LOCAL DEATHS
jienjamin Ruben Boykin, 81, of Live Oak,
Verie Mae Chappel, 70, of Live Oak.
Mary Hudson Lundy, 93, of Live Oak
Ricky Dean James, 51, of Live Oak
Sam Hand, 41, of Live Oak,
Jessica Elizabeth Jolley, infant, of Live Oak
Obituaries, 7A


violation case continues


No action on Ers
By Vanessa Fultz er which lacks the proper permits or commission
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com hook-ups. In addition, neighbors Commissi.
have alleged that' Erskine bathes meet with
The county commission delayed outdoors and disposes of human him to coi
action Tuesday in the case of an waste on the public right-of-way, county co
O'Brien man who has accumulated according to County Coordinator was able 1
$60,000 in fines for code violations. Johnny Wooley. son, a Wel
Robert Erskine, of O'Brien, has Before deciding whether to main-
been cited for living in a travel trail- tain a lien on Erskine's property,


kine
oners agreed to allow
oner Billy Maxwell to
Erskine to try to convince
me into compliance with
Ddes. Recently, Maxwell
to convince another per-
lborn resident who was in
SEE CODE, PAGE 9A


S' Photo: Ira Mikell

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the underwater search unit of the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, worked
together to pull this pickup out of the Suwannee River near the Hal Adams Bridge Wednesday. The truck had reportedly
slid down the boat ramp and into the drink the day before. William Thomas Crone, a trucker from Live Oak, was cross-
ing the bridge when he noticed the pickup floating downstream. "I thought at first I'd been driving too long," Crone said.
No one was injured.


"It was kind of like working with
your father. He was very community-
minded and people-minded."
Jerry Goff

Farmer, community leader

will long be remembered
By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com
A local farmer and community
leader will be remembered fondly:
George Poucher, who passed away
Jan. 10, began work on the family farm
as a boy and continued farming until
Poucher SEE FARMER, PAGE 3A


Peacock Lake boat

ramp to be -closed
By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnewscom :.
Peacock Lake, located just east of Live Oak, was
once a place where boaters and fisherman and
neighbors gathered. Since the lake has dried up,
nearby neighbors say it has become a place for row-
dy teens to gather and disturb the peace.
At the request of County Commissioner Billy
Maxwell, who lives on Peacock Lake, the commis-
sion voted Tuesday to close the public boat ramp on
the lake. Maxwell said since the lake dried up due


SEE PEACOCK, PAGE 7A


State


song

finalist

chosen

"Florida, Where the
Sawgrass Meets the
Sky" may replace
"Swanee River"
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Floridians have chosen a
finalist in the competition for
a new state song. "Florida,
Where the Sawgrass Meets
the Sky," written by Jan Hin-
ton of Pompano Beach, has
been chosen to replace
Stephen Foster's "The Swa-
nee River (Old Folks at
Home)." The winner was an-
nounced Jan. 11 at the Flori-
da Music Educator's Ass6ci-
ation Conference.
The selection will have to
go before lawmakers for ap-
proval. Senators Tony Hill,
D-Jacksonville, and Rep. Ed
Homan, R-Tampa, have said
they will sponsor legislation
SEE STATE, PAGE 3A

OM CR 282,12 SM
SOUTH OF LIVE OAK

S3-vehicle

accident

injures 3
By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.comr
Three people were hurt in
a three-vehicle crash Sun-
day at about 4 p.m. on CR
252 12 miles south of Live
Oak.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Brendan L.
Burke, 34, of McAlpin,
sideswiped a Ford trucks af-
ter he veered from the east-
bound lane. and into the
westbound lane on CR 252.
After making contact with
the truck, Burke's tire de-
flated and his running board
sideswiped a van that was
traveling behind the truck.
Burke sustained serious

SEE VEHICLE, PAGE 9A


Parker announces for Third Circuit judge


and attorney for nearly 25
years, is currently serving
Shis third term as the elected
representative of the attor-
neys in the Third Circuit on
the' Board of Governors of
the Florida Bar. He also.was
previously elected twice as
president of the Third Cir-


cuit Bar Association.
Parker is a graduate of
Taylor County High School,
the University of Florida,
and Florida State University
College of Law with Hon-
ors. He was the managing
editor of The Florida State
Journal of Land Use and


Environmental Law in law
school;
Throughout his many
years as an attorney, his.
general legal practice has
enabled him to assist clients
throughout the Third Judi-
SEE PARKER, PAGE 9A


A double surprise on
New Year's Day, 3A


INDEX
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Classifieds .. .... 1-4D
Sports ........... . .1-3B
Suwannee Living ..... 4A
TV Guide ............ 4-5B
Viewpoint .............. 6A
Legal Notices ...... :3-5B


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Reporter,
Vanessa Fultz, ext. 134
0 Reporter,
Jeff Waters, ext. 130
N Editorial Clerk,
Marsha Hitchcock, ext. 132



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Nancy Goodwin, ext. 103
Classified/Legal,
Janice Ganote, ext. 102



CIRCULATION
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Angie Sparks, ext. 152
Circulation
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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884


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Wednesday and Friday.
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Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
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Tax Aide
Available!
Feb. 4-April 15
AARP Tax Aide
local sites
AARP Tax Aide local sites are:
Lake City: Monday and Thursday,
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southside
Recreation Center, St. Margaret
Street; Live Oak: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., Community Presbyterian
Church, across from Winn-Dixie,
Pinewood Street and Saturday, 9
a.m.-noon, Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, 1848 US 129
South; Branford: Wednesday, 10
a.m.-5 p.m., Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, 703 NW Suwannee
Street. Bring photo identification
and Social Security Numbers of de-
pendents; last year's return, if any;
W-2's or SSA-1099, if you receive
Social Security and any other in-
come forms received, interest and
dividend information from bank or
brokers. Local Coordinators: Lake
City Muriel Caldwell, 386-754-
4655; Branford and Live Oak -
Linda Young, 386-364-8396.

Saturday
Jan. 19
Suwannee River
Bluegrass Association
to hold third Saturday"
of the month Pot Luck
Suwannee River Bluegrass Asso-
ciation will hold their third Satur-
day of the month Pot Luck at 6
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak. It is free to any-
one wanting to "pick" or just enjoy
listening to the music. Info: 386-
364-1683.

Saturday
Jan. 19
Senior All-Star Game
The Columbia Youth Association
and Columbia High School will
sponsor a Senior All-Star Game for
the surrounding areas including
Suwannee County. The game will
* be played at Columbia High School
at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Co-
lumbia High School in Lake City.

Saturday
Jan. 19


Turkey shoot
American Legion Harry C. Gray
Memorial Post 107 will hold a
turkey shoot at 12:30 p.m., Satur-
day, Jan. 19, using 12 gauge shot-
guns only, shells furnished by
American Legion. Location: 10726
142nd St., McAlpin. Six miles
south of Live Oak on US 129, left
on 142nd Street. Food, snacks and
other refreshments available. Open
to the public. American Legion:
386-362-5987. Info: 386-658-2447.

Saturday
Jan. 19
Live! At Dowling Park
to present
Heralds of Harmony
Barbershop Chorus
Live! At Dowling Park presents
Heralds of Harmony Barbershop
Chorus, note new date (formerly
Jan. 26) at 7 p.m.,, Saturday, Jan.
19 at The Village Church, Dowling
Park. Tickets: Member: $10, Non-
Members/Other Adults: $12, Stu-
dent (ages 13-18): $5, Children
(ages 5-12): $4, Children (ages 4
and under): free. Info: Dick Grillo,
386-658-5557, or e-mail
dgrillo@acvillage.net.

Saturday
Jan. 19
2008 Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.
Birthday
Banquet
The 2008 Dr.
Martin Luther
King Jr. Birthday
Banquet will be Editor's note
held a 6 p.m., Sat- nee Democrat
urday, Jan. 19 at tire arrest reco
Social.Sewing If your name
Club. Dr. Charles and you are la
Graham will be guilty or the
guest speaker. dropped, we wi
Tickets: $15. Info: make note oj
Jessie Philpot, newspaper w
386-362-4540.. proof ispresei
Sunday you or the auth
The followi
Jan. 20 tions are used 1
Open House 'SCSO-Suwa
at Treasures Sheriff's Offic,
of Madison LOPD-Live
County Art Department
Guild and FDLE-Florid
of Law Enforce
FHP-Florida
trol
FWC-Florid
Ieriff's Commission
herTiff's DOT-Depart
:00 am, Transportation
2008. OALE-OfficI
tural Law Enfo:
located P & P-Prob,
s from role
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Gallery
Treasures of Madison County Art
Guild and Gallery unveils its first
exhibit of 2008 and invites the pub-
lic to attend. Join the Art Guild for
its Gallery Open House from noon-
4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20 at 212 S.
Range Street, Madison. No charge.
The exhibit features diverse and
unique works created by local'
artists. Refreshments will be
served, contributing artists will be
on hand throughout the afternoon
to visit with guests and art will be
available for purchase. Exhibit fea-
tures paintings, sculptures; pho-
tographs, jewelry and more. Info:
Mary K. Blume, 850-973-6233.

Monday
Jan. 21
Live Oak Artist Guild's
theater group to meet
The Live Oak Artist Guild's theater
group invites anyone interested to
attend the meeting at 6 p.m., Mon-
day, Jan. 21 at the new Cultural
Arts and Gallery, 213 Second St..
NW, Live Oak. The members of
the group meet every third Monday
of the month and encourage mem-
bers of the community to join
them. Info: 386-364-5099 or Linda
Ruwe, 386-362-0985.

Monday
Jan. 21
Dr. Martin Luther


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Arrest Record


e: The Suwan-
prints the en-
9rd each week.
appears here
iter found not
charges are
ill be happy to
f this in the
hen judicial
noted to us, by
orities.
ng abbrevia-
below:
nnee County
e
Oak Police

La Department
ement
Highway Pa-

a Wildlife

ment of

e of Agricul-
rcement
ation and Pa-

Marshals Ser-


Owners: Jan
& Sarah Touchtoi


vice
ATF-Department of Alco-
hol, Tobacco and Firearms
DOC-Department of Cor-
rections
Jan. 15, Ernest Jackson
Corbett, 54, 4232 CR 249,
failure to appear on original
charge of pass worthless
bank check, SCSO T. Lee.
Jan. 15, Dustin Edwards,
26, 1218 Irvin Ave., leave
scene of crash with property
damage, driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked
knowingly fourth offense,
expired tag over six months,
violation of probation on
original charge of forgery,
utter forgery, SCSO M. Lee.
Jan. 15, Humberto Machu-
ca, 42, 9468 105th Drive,
sentenced to 60 days, SCSO
A. Prins.
Jan. 15, Bobby Joe Smith,
31, 15441 165th Road, un-
employment compensation
fraud, SCSO T. Lee.
Jan. 15,, Brandi Mae
Thomas, 29, Lake City, bur-


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$10 made out to Live Oak Publications
Return Check & Registration Form To:
Cutest Couple, Live oak Publications,
211 Howard St. East, Live Oak, FL 32064
Employees of Live Oak Publications are not eligible.


glary of a structure, grand
theft 111- two counts, SCSO
J. Mills.
Jan. 15, Richard Daniel
Thomas Jr., 33, Lake City,
burglary of a structure, grand
theft II two counts, SCSO
J. Mills.
Jan. 16; Tanity Michelle
Bryant, 25, 3849 River Rd.,
violation of probation on
original charge of possession
of less than 20 grams
cannabis, SCSO T. Smith.
Jan. 16, Joseph Bernard
Combs, 31, 516 Taylor, vio-
lation of probation on origi-
nal charge of possession of
cocaine, P and P S. Schadl-
bauer.
Jan. 16, Walter Alton
Davis, 43, Pensacola, grand
theft HI special property,
SCSO S. Law.
Jan. 16, Evelyn Lee Gib-
son, 33, 13996 78th Place,
violation of probation on
original charge of possession
of cocaine, SCSO T. Smith.
Jan. 16, Evangeline
Denise Jones, 41, 1530 Rail-
road St., violation of proba-
tion on original charges of
possession of cocaine, pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, SCSO M.
Jelks.
Jan. 16, Lawrence O'Fer-
rell, 19, Santa Rosa Beach,
violation of probation on
original charge of possession
of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, SCSO S. Law.




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* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


King, Jr. Parade,.
church service and
luncheon
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pa-
rade will be held at 10 a.m., Mon-
day, Jan. 21 followed by a church
service at African Baptist Church
in Live Oak. The Rev. Mark
Crutcher will be guest speaker. A
community luncheon will follow at
Suwannee County Coliseum, Exhi-
bition II Building, 1302 Eleventh
St., Live Oak. Deadline to partici-
pate in parade will be Friday, Jan.
18. Info/parade: Jessie Philpot,
362-4540.


Monday
Jan. 21
Girl Scouts sponsor
Suwannee River
Renewal Project
Girl Scouts are sponsoring
Suwannee River Renewal Project.
The public is invited to participate
from 9 a.m.-until, Monday, Jan. 21.
Meet in the parking lot at Suwan-
nee Springs, off US 129, Live Oak.
Bring the kids and your friends,
some water and hiking boots! En-
joy the day and make a difference
- one community at a time.
Garbage bags and latex gloves pro-
vided. Info: Peggy Boston at Ad-
venture Fitness, 386-792-3527 or
Leslie Carter, Girl Scouts, 386-
792-2783.













A double surprise on New Year's Day

Donald and Freida Houser of Live Oak became

great-grandparents again on New Year's Day -twice


Justin Wyatt Shoemaker

By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gafInews.com

It turned out to be
a really good
New Year's Day
for local couple
Donald and Frei-
da Houser. They both be-


came great-grandparents
again. What makes this
story interesting is that
their families don'S know
each other. The Housers
both had kids prior to their
marriage four years ago.
Eli James Boswell was
born on Jan, 1, at 2:45


p.m. to Donald's grand-
daughter, Venus Rose
Boswell. Venus is Donald's
first daughter's child. She
and the baby reside in
Nowata, Okla. Justin Wyatt
Shoemaker was also born
on Jan. 1, at 12:07 a.m., to
Rosa and Johnny Shoemak-
er. Rosa happens to be
Freida's first daughter's
child too. They make their
home in Fredericktown,
Mo.
Freida said that when
they learned of this unusual
event, they couldn't believe
it. Freida said she doesn't
know if the babies will
bring the two families to-
gether, but it might get
them talking.
Donald Houser has only
begun to get acquainted
,with his granddaughter,
Venus Rose. They lost con-
tact after Venus' mother
passed away. "I found
Venus about two years ago


in Nowata," Freida said.
She contacted the Division
of Children and Families in
Nowata, which got Venus
in contact with them. "The
last time I saw her before
this was about 20 years
ago," when Venus was 3
years old, Donald said. The
Housers immediately made
the trip to Nowata to see
his lost relatives and to get
to know them.
"I can't wait to hold
them babies,:' Freida said,
"I'can't wait to get in my
rocking chair with them."
Both babies live so far
away that the Houser's will
not get to see them as much
as they would like. "We
will probably get to see
Justin in May," Freida said.
"We don't know about Eli."
Donald'educates people
on how to perform CPR on
laryngectomee patients.
Freida is a retired nurse,
who takes care of Donald.


Farmer, community leader


. Continued From Page 1A

his death.
At age 14 Poucher
plowed the fields with a
horse, and he broke corn by
hand.
He and his wife, Betty,
lived on the farm that be-
longed to his parents,
Harley and Nomia Pouch-
er. George Poucher and his
family grew tobacco and
corn and raised cows,
chicken and hogs.
Betty saitl she and: her
husband were among the
first chicken growers for.
Gold Kist, and continue to
-:ell to Pilgriim'. Pride.
i -"'He loved,itL Itiwas in
his blood," said Betty, who
farmed alongside her hus-
band.


Farming for the Pouch-
ers was a family affair.
Their eldest son Edward is
a manager at a poultry
company in Georgia, a
company for which his
parents grow chickens.
Gary is now in charge of
the family farm.
Poucher, 76, served on
the Suwannee County
Farm Bureau Board for al-
most 40 years, during
which time he served as
president twice.
"He was an inspiration
to the young farmers com-
ing up in this county," said
Kenneth Dasher, who
.'s&redon the board .with
Pouchbr for about 20
years. "He was a good
farmer and community
leader and a family man."


will long be
Poucher served on the
Suwannee Valley Electric
Co-Op Board for 35 years.
Jerry, Goff, president of
the co-op board, who
served eight years with
Poucher, said he had a lot
of respect for him.
"It was kind of like
working with your father,"
Goff said, adding he had
full confidence in Pouch-
er's decision-making for
the board. "He was very
community-minded, and
people-minded."
J.C. Walker described
Poucher as "a good man"
and "fair-minded."


remembered
The two served on the
co-op board together about
30 years.
When asked what she
will miss most about
Poucher, his wife said,
"everything. He was a
wonderful companion. We
did everything together."
Last June the couple cel-
ebrated their 57th wed-
ding anniversary.
"He was very generous
to everybody, especially
his family," Betty 'said.
"He was one of the best
Christians I know of and a,
good dad and grandfa-
ther."


"'Gedrgev~ was a, gqod :,, Funeral. e'Svics' were
man, you could depend., .onducted Jan. 12 at Piner.
on him," Walker said. grove United Methodist
"He and I worked very Church, which Poucher at-
well together." tended for many years.


State song finalist selected


Continued From Page 1A

to replace the current song with
the new one.
Many have been pushing to
replace the current song, be-
cause of its racial overtones and
references to plantation life.
Gov. Charlie Crist chose not to


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play the song at his inauguration
last year.
More than 8,000 votes were
cast in all. The winner recieved
more than half the total.
"Florida, Where the Sawgrass
Meets the Sky," beat out two
other competitors for Florida's
new state song.


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of their daughter, Samantha Jean Burk, to Jason Malcolm
McLeod, son of Marilyn Jenkins. Jason is also the son of the
late Kenneth Malcolm McLeod Jr.
The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 19, 2008
at the Live Oak Train Depot. Reception will follow soon
after.
All friends and family are invited to attend.
.No local invitations will be sent.


Thank You'
Members of the Elk's Lodge and Anna Miller Circle
would like- to thank the following for donating goods
for their Christmas baskets recently: Sam Roberson, of
Pilgrim's Pride, Larry and Annette Burnham, Bill
Ratliff and C.W. Starling.


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*Billy Brannan and Ernestine Thurmond Ratliff


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Christmas


Several members of Harry
C. Gray II Memorial
American Legion Post 107
paid a Christmas visit to the
veterans at Suwannee Health
Care Center and Surrey
Place Care Center recently.
Commander Richard
Buffmgton was surprised to
learn there were 35 veterans
in the two facilities. Each
veteran received a small gift
and a hug froin Gail Copeta,
who was wearing an "I Need
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son (right), board member of the Suwannee Foundation
for Excellence in Education, a check for $3,500 to help
fund mini-grants for Suwannee County teachers. Suwan-
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"I want my students to know how
important it is to get enough servings
of milk (and other dairy products) each
day and to learn how to make healthy
food choices which will affect them
throughout their life," said Ragan.
Students have learned to identify
several foods made with milk and
enjoyed some fun-filled activities such
as making butter and ice
cream.
As a part of the learning
experience, students recently .
went on a field trip to
Shenandoah Dairy where they
learned about the dairy
community and how milk gets
from the farm to the table.
Students especially enjoyed
petting and feeding the baby


calves while at the dairy.
Another popular event was a tasting
party. Parents were invited to the
classroom to serve samples of different
dairy products to students. As a special
treat, Chick-fil-A donated individual -
stuffed cows to each student as a
reminder to drink more milk (and to
eat more chicken!), Ragan would like
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might not be able to provide
Christmas for their families.
This year First Federal
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delivering over 100 presents.
First Federial employees
donate money all year to this
annual cause through First
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Viewpoints/Opinions


BIBLE VERSE
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive
yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22 (NIV)


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MYRA C. REGAN Members of the Suwannee Democrat edi-
Publisher torial board are Myra C. Regan, publisher,
and Robert Bridges, editor. Our View,
ROBERT BRIDGES which appears in Wednesday editions of
Editor the Democrat, is formed by that board.


Rant


Want to vent?

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open 24/7.

Suwannee Countians, it's time to
speak your mind! How do you do that?
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Rant and Rave hotline! The hotline nev-
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Editor's note: We appreciate your
comments, folks, but please try to keep
them brief We want to publish as many
points of view as possible, and some of
the longer entries have,, on occasion,
been omitted due to space limitations.

Good Conscience 3 Fascist Govern-
ment 2.
I was impressed by the commission-
er's rant in the Dec. 26 issue's guest ed-
itorial until, in the'same issue, I read of
the split vote over code enforcement. I
noticed Mr. Erskine's side of the story
wasn't mentioned and I'm convinced
there is a very interesting story here.
Everyone else's story was mentioned,
some apparently questionable. I believe
an enterprising, tenacious reporter could
find a story here that would be a,best, ,
seller with homeowners across the USA,
especially in areas of natural disasters
(Katrina, Florida hurricanes, etc.) and
rural areas where the more independent
still live. How about it, Democrat?

I would respectfully like to vent about
one thing. The TRASH. Is it asking too
much when we pay taxes (and mine are
close to 3K a year) to drive down coun-
ty roads that don't look like the dump? I
realize that it is up to all of us in the
community to do our part and not throw
our garbage out automobile windows. To
keep the trash secured in the back of our
trucks so it doesn't magically disappear
by the time we get to the waste centers.
Myself and some neighbors spent our
day off cleaning up our neighborhood
streets because we were tired of looking
at them. But I also think that the county
needs to buck up and oversee a program
monitoring the roads! Businesses need
to keep their property clean or pay a
fine. Can we please have some DO NOT
LITTER/PENALTY signs placed out-
side the city limits so that people realize
there is a price to pay for littering? Get
those in the county jail to get some fresh
air and exercise walking with trash bags
along the county roads. I'm just a little
tired of hearing my father say "I can tell
when I get to Suwannee County because
I see all the garbage."' So I guess my
hope is that all who read this take note
and have a little pride in our county. It
makes me sad and angry to live in one of
the most beautiful places on earth, and
see it riddled with trash. And that our
"elected" officials do their part and help
us out. PLEASE!

Shame on you, Suwannee Democrat,
running an article presenting the reason-
ing and need of pasteurized milk with no
real representation for the reasoning and
need to choose safe raw milk.

Yes. I'd like to start a petition about
having welfare recipients pass random
drug screening for them to get any assis-
tance and I would like to know some
comments please from the readers of the
newspaper what they think about the
idea.

If the city manager chooses not to
spend his personal money to buy himself
a $40,000 luxury SUV, why should the
city? If the mayor, Councilman Ken
Duce and Councilman Mark Stewart
have no problem with this let them buy
it with their money, not the city's. I'm
sure the Madison, Hamilton, Columbia,
Gilchrist and Lafayette county city man-


ager doesn't drive a $40,000 SUV
bought with city money. The city just
raised our utilities, we have streets with
no curbs and sidewalks but we have
$40,000 to spend on a whim. I wonder
how much more of our city money has
been frivolously spent under the guise of
state approved bid. It is time for our
elected officials to be accountable for
the money our city administrator so
freely spends. It's time to run the city as
a business, not a hobby. These actions
are shameful, inexcusable and obviously
out of control of our city fathers. Some-.
one needs to be accountable.

Yeah. I was just wanting to put. in
there I saw in the Lake City Reporter
that they were toying about cutting some
firefighters jobs and teachers. I think
they oughta start drug testing welfare re-
cipients and make sure they are drug
clean and drug free before they get any
assistance. Maybe that'll save a lot of
money.

I took my family down to City Hall af-
ter hours so that I could show them what
our city administrators buy with taxpay-
ers' money without taxpayers' knowl-
edge or permission. That they can walk
into an auto dealership and buy some-
thing during their lunch hour without a
purchase order, And who at City Hall a4-
thorized the purchase? And who at City
Hall paid for the purchase, which was so
way over the top? These vehicles should
be purchased through a fleet service.
And peeing away taxpayers' dollars. The
sign on the side of the supervisor of elec-
tions office is a total, complete waste of
taxpayers' money and it's ridiculous.
And our city officials and county should
be looking at the health department. Our
local people can't get in there to get flu
shot because it's full of pregnant Mexi-
cans and all of their children. We have a
lot of problems in this county and
they're peeing money away left and
right and they don't give a tinker's cuss
about what local people think. They are
just irresponsible and reckless and we'll
just tax 'em more. We need to vote all
these people out of office both on the
county and city level. This has just gone
too far. Thank you very much

I would like to commend the Suwan-
nee Democrat for an editorial with some
teeth in it. I'm sure the voting citizens of
Live Oak are not aware of some city
practices. I hope the Democrat will fol-
low up these stories. Obviously our .city
council doesn't know or maybe doesn't
care how our money is spent. If the city
manager needs a $40,000 automobile to
ride around in, he doesn't need an office.

If the code enforcement officer left his
jurisdiction for personal reasons with a
government vehicle and came back with
a six-pack he would have been fired had
he been a county, state or federal em-
ployee. What's up with the city of Live
Oak?

What is all of the fuss at Live Oak
City Hall over the purchase of an SUV?
If the purchase was not legal nor wanted
by the council, simply sell the vehicle to
the public since the city got such a good
deal. Then, should the city administrator
really need a personal car, go and pur-
chase the correct vehicle. The excess of
money spent on the "white elephant"
would be deposited back in the city's ac-
count. Seems like a simple solution.

Callers to 208-8314 may express their
thoughts, good or bad, 24/7 about com-
munity issues and politics, but not about
private individuals or businesses. If you
prefer, you may e-mail your comments
to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com. You can
let everyone know how you feel if you
will be respectful in how you express
yourself. You don't have to give your
name.


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Dear Editor:

I believe people should have access to
pasteurized milk or raw milk but should be
given objective ififo. Scientifically there is
no question that raw milk is the healthier
choice when taken from certified cows un-
der. clean conditions, being grass fed and
drug free. In the past, certified raw milk was
commonly available but.under current in-
dustrial conditions; health of cows, quality
of feed and cleanliness of handling have de-
clined and pasteurization prevents acute ill-
ness in consumers.
Just because industry wants to standard-
ize all production, there is no need to pro-
mote fear of bacteria or prevent meticulous
dairymen fromi providing the much sought
after raw milk. Raw milk is live, probiotic
and contains more assimilable nutrients and


hope everyone had a quiet and
safe holiday season. Christmas
was nice around our house.
Thank goodness for kids. They
really make Christmas a joyous
time. I wish everyone a bright and pros-
perous new year. We didn't make it to
see the New Year arrive. I saw the fire-
works and the ball fall from the back of
my eyelids. Symbols and reminders of
Christmas are slowly disappearing.
Most of the street decorations and those
at City Hall as well as individual residences
have been removed. Don't pack them up
too good. Christmas will be here again be-
fore we know it.
Due to the efforts of many in our com-
munity, hundreds of kids and families had a
much brighter Christmas than they would
have otherwise. Many groups, businesses,
organizations and individuals donated gifts
and money to make this happen. Rather
than buying gifts at City Hall, employees
adopted a family and purchased gifts for
them. The Anna Miller Circle presented
hundreds of gifts to residents in hospitals
and nursing homes in the area. The ladies
of the Circle also presented approximately.
70 food baskets. Many churches provided
gifts and food to needy families. Christian
Mission In Action Ministries presented
over 70 food bags to families. The Live
Oak Fire Department passed out 394 gift
bags to area children and several large box-
es of toys to an area church for their kids.
This was done as part of the Department's
"Sparky's Kids" toy drive. I recognize the
LOFD, Alan Bedenbaugh, firefighters and
the many volunteers that made this possi-
ble. As always, the people of Suwannee
County rose to the occasion in taking care
of those in need. We are truly the CARING
COMMUNITY.
The Boys and Girls Club of Suwannee
County had its grand opening this week.
Facilities are located on Fifth Street adja-
cent to Azalea Park. These are the buildings
that housed several doctor offices in the
past. The Boys and Girls Club has a very
generous arrangement with Ronnie Poole
of Poole Realty to.provide a home for the
club. Members of the club will have access
to the facility and all services, which in-
clude homework tutoring along with other
academic assistance. Other programs are
being planned for the future as funds and
facilities become available. The Club is
open from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. Go by and vis-
it the facility and get more information on
the services the club provides.
We recently received more good news
concerning the new prison. In addition to
installing the sewer line from the prison to
the city sewer plant, the Department of
Corrections will also build a water line into
Live Oak which will serve as a back-up
should their water supply fail. This will all
be funded by the Department of Correc-
tions at no expense to the city of Live Oak.
These additions will open up the seven-
mile corridor from the city to the prison for
future development. This water line is a
blessing to businesses along Highway 90
east. They have suffered from poor water
volume and will now get some relief from
this problem. This will also enable us to
serve Water Management with water and
sewer. They have asked for these services
for years. With the availability of water and
sewer, I anticipate this stretch of road to de-


valuable enzymes and is less likely to- pro-
. mote allergy. Grass fed adds the valuable
omega 3 and antioxidant characteristics.
I feel that UF and the State of Florida
need to consider health/quality of agricul-
tural products instead of just economic con-
venience of big ag industries which could
be held to higher standards. When informa-
tion is "framed" by "experts" in the press,
all these facts are omitted.

Randall Lance

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FROM OUR READERS


MAYOR'S

CORNER






BY SONNY NOBLES

velop in the future.
The Safe Routes To Schools program
will begin in the very near future. This is a
joint effort by the Florida Department of
Education, Suwannee County School Board
and the city. The school applied for and
was awarded a grant to build approximately
7,000 feet of sidewalks to enable students
and others safe walking routes in the area
of the schools. These sidewalks will be a
great improvement to our city riot only for
those going to and from the schools but
others who walk to their destination. An-
other Safe Route To Schools grant applica-
tion has been submitted to FDOT. Hopeful-
ly this grant will also be successful for fur-
ther program expansion.
Last year the Insurance Service Office
lowered the rating for city residents from
six to five. This resulted in a savings on
homeowners insurance costs for those liv-
ing inside the city limits. As of Nov. 1,
2007, the ISO rating was again lowered
from five to four. This will result in addi-
tional savings on your homeowner's premi-
ums. If your policy was up for renewal af-
ter Nov. 1, you should have received this
savings. Check your policy or with you in-
surance carrier to make sure you benefited
from the lower ratings. These lower premi-
ums don't just happen by chance. These
ratings reflect the type of firefighting capa-
bilities of your fire department. Consider-
able effort and money is expended to re-
ceive this type of rating. A big THANK
YOU goes out to Fire Chief Croft and the
firefighters for their efforts and to the City
Council for their support in making the
Live Oak Fire Department second to none.
Thanks to Mark Carver for his very nice
and appreciative letter to the LOFD for
their response to a fire in onea of the pqrta-
bles at the school. Mark expressed his ap-
preciation for the Department's timely re-
sponse and manner in which the fire was
fought. Damage from fighting the fire was
minimal. Thanks Mark. It is always good to
receive praise for a job well done.
I want to recognize and thank the Suwan-
nee County Board of County Commission-
ers for their efforts in assisting the city to
hopefully acquire a new water tank. Com-
missioner Hatch asked the Commission to
'support an application for an Economic De-
velopment, Community Development
Block Grant in the amount of $750,000.
Should the grant be successful, these
monies will go a long way in assisting the
City in acquiring the tank.
Even though I enjoyed the holiday sea-
son, it was good to get back in the routine.
Routines are important when you get my
age. I don't forget things like brushing my
teeth as easily. Part of my every day routine
is always wearing my seatbelt. I don't for-
get that. Make wearing your seatbelt part of
your routine. It's the law and it could save
your life.


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Boykin, 81, of Live guestbook. Go to
Oak Florida, www. suwanneedemocrat. corn
passed away Jan. 12,. Z008. and click on obituaries
God in his infinite wisdom _
called Deacon Boykin home
to rest. He was the son of the Vernie Mae Chappel
late Rev. John and Alberta J. Jan. 21,1937 -
Boykin. Mr. Boykin was Jan. 12, 2008
born Jan. 4, 1927 in Colum-
bia County, Florida. He re- emi9 Mae Chappel,
ceived in his education in the I/ 70, biof Live Oak,
public schools of Columbia / Florida, passed
County, and was a "Master away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008
Farmer" in Suwannee Coun- following a short illness. The
ty. Daddy, whom we referred Carter, Kentucky native was
to as "Diddy," was a father to a resident of Live Oak, Flori-
many. He devoted his life as da. She was of Baptist faith.
a servant to others. Mr. Survivors include her
Boykin was a very proud fa- daughter, Regina Young of
ther of his children. Live Oak, Florida; son, Ken
He leaves to cherish his Wesley Cappel of Arizona;
love and fond memories 13 five grandchildren; and three
children, Willie C. Wiggins great-grandchildren.
.(Deborah) of Orlando, Flori- Daniels Funeral Homes
da, Alfonzo Wiggins of Lake and Crematory, Inc. is in
Wales, Florida, pastor Ernes- charge of all arrangements.
tine W. Sweeting (Bishop
Rufus) of Tallahassee, Flori- Please sign the online
da, Mary L. Luck (Gennie) guestbook. Go to
of O'Brien, Florida, Leon J. www.suwanneedemocrat.comn
Boykin (Linda) of Orlando, and, click on obituaries
Florida, Alberta J. Jones,_
Evelyn B. -Sellars and Betty
B. Hudson, all of Tallahas- Mary Hudson Lundy
see, Florida, Emma M. Aug. 18, 1914 -
Shedrick (Claude) of New Jan. 15, 2008
Smyrna Beach, Florida, Glo-
ry B. Brown (John) of Talla- d ary Hudson
hassee, Florida, Benjamin Lundy, 93, of
Boykin Jr. (Cherrie) of Or- Live Oak, Flori-
lando, Florida, Janice B. da, passed away Tuesday,
Johnson (Jeffery) of Miami, Jan. 15, 2008 at her home.
Florida and Elizabeth B. Mrs. Lundy was born in Jay,
Robinson of Tallahassee, Florida on Aug. 18, 1914.
Florida; a sister, Annie B. She was a primary school
Powell of Lake City, Florida; teacher in Suwannee County
a brother, Earnest Boykin of for over 20 years, a member
Jacksonville, Florida; a sis- of First Baptist Church and a
ter-in-law, Stella M. Boykin woman admired by all with
of Jacksonville, Florida; 49 whom she came in contact.
grandchildren; 89 great- She made significant contri-
grandchildren; a devoted butions to the lives of many
nephew and niece, Ulysses and was a true and faithful
"Billy" ap, Gussie Tho0 as1 servnt of God, family and
eou o d
of' "llo and ia; dev Sur vivr e icommumty. hrt
ed 7iends and compamons, Survivors include ner two


Maggie M. Dortch and Ollie
B. Thomas, all of O'Brien,
Florida; nine god-children; a
host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives; and
many sorrowing friends.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 11 a.m., Satur-
day, Jan. 19 at Living
Springs Family Worship
Center, 26471 SR 247 East,,
Branford, Florida. Interment
will follow at Cedar Grove
Cemetery. Visitation will be
held from 6-8 p.m., today,
Friday, Jan. 18 at Thomas
Funeral Home Chapel, 1009
Fifth Street, Live Oak, Flori-
da.


daughters, Wara L. and
David Alexander of Pleasan-
ton, California and Willta L.
Howard of Gainesville,
Florida; son, J. Hudson and
Sharon Lundy of Live Oak,
Florida; brother: Bert Hud-
son of Crawfordville, Flori-
da; brother-in-law, Dr. Her-
bert and Gynelle Lundy of
Pensacola, Florida; six
grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren. Mrs. Lundy
will also be remembered
fondly by many close nieces
and nephews. She was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band of 52 years, H.W."
Dick" Lundy and her daugh-


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Benjamin Ruben Boykin
Jan. 4, 1927 -
Jan. 12, 2008


ter, Melinda Landherr.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 19 at First Baptist
Church, Live Oak with the
Rev. Clarence Parker and the
Rev. Steve Sweitzer. Visita-
tion will be held at Daniels
Funeral Home, 416 East
Howard Street, Live Oak,
Florida from 6-8 p.m., Fri-
day, Jan. 18. Interment will
follow at Live Oak Ceme-
tery. In lieu of flowers dona-
tions can be made to North
Central Florida Hospice,
4200 NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville, FL 32606-3809.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak, Florida is in charge of
all arrangements.

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guestbook. Go to
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and click on obituaries


Ricky Dean James
May 31, 1956 -
Jan. 15, 2008

K icky Dean James,
51, of Live Oak,
Florida, loving
husband and father, passed
away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
after a long battle with can-
cer. Ricky was born on May
31, 1956 in Spartanburg
County, ,South Carolina,
moving to Live Oak, Florida
in 1998.
Survivors include his lov-
ing wife, Sarah; his sons,
Justin (Amanda) Palmatier
of Live Oak, Florida, Dallas
(Tiffany) Palmatier of Live
Oak, Florida and Cody
Palmatier of Live Oak; his
mother, Patsy Wood of Live
Oak, Florida; his sisters, Bet-
ty Kay Ellenberg, Suzy
Games and Patricia Ann El-
lenberg, all of Inman, South
Carolina and JoAnn (Josh)
Frame of Lake City, Florida;
one brother,' Jimmy (Joy)
1Woed' 6f'Live'Oak, Florida;
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one grandson, Aden Johns of
Live Oak, Florida; nephew,
Bubba (Hope) Wood of
Mayo, Florida; and many
friends.
Memorial services will be
held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan.
19 at Bible Baptist Church in
Live Oak, Florida with Pas-
tor Brad Bailey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please do-
nate to Haven Hospice of
Lake City, Florida.

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guestbook. Go to
www.suwanneedemocrat.com
and click on obituaries




Sam Hand
Dec. 1, 1966 -
Jan. 10, 2008

S am Hand, 41, of
Live Oak, Florida,
passed away Thurs-
day, Jan. 10, 2008.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak, Florida is in charge of
all arrangements.

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guestbook. Go to
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and click on obituaries


Jessica Elizabeth Jolley
Jan. 15, 2008 -
Jan. 15, 2008

y essica Elizabeth
Jolley, infant, of
Live Oak, Florida,
passed away Tues-
day, Jan. 15, 2008.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak, Florida is in charge of
all arrangements.

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guestbook. Go to
www. suwanneedemnocrat. corn
qng4liekon. o~itugries. ,


ramp to be closed
Though neighbors have
said they own deeds to the
lake surrounding their proper-
ty, Sheriff Tony Cameron said
criminal mischief charges
could not be filed, because it's
unclear who owns the interior
portion of the lakebed.
However, he said, closing
the public boat ramp will give
officials the ability to charge
intruders with trespassing.
"You would have to go
across closed county property
or private property at that
point" to get to the lake,
Cameron said.


A legacy to celebrate
Continued From Page 1A

nical Center on Pinewood Drive. The procession will turn left
on US 129 then turn left onto Howard Street. It will then turn
left on Walker Avenue where it will end at the African Baptist
Church. ,
The Edward Waters College Marching Tigers band will per-
form in the parade. If you would like to help sponsor them,
please call 386-364-1742 to arrange a donation. If you would
like to register for the parade, please contact Jessie Philpot at
386-362-4540. All churches, businesses, elected officials, civic
groups, clubs and others are invited to participate.


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Still to head water district
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approved by the board, it will have to go before Gov. Char-
lie Crist and the state senate for confirmation.
Still will replace standing executive director Jerry Scar-
borough, who is retiring after 18 years of service at the dis-
trict. Scarborough was former editor of the Suwannee De-
mocrat, and was Suwannee County Clerk of the Court for 14
years. He joined the district on Jan. 1, 1990. Scarborough
graduated from Branford High, and received a bachelor's de-
gree in journalism in 1971'. Before his appointment as exec-
utive director, he was chairman of the Suwannee River Re-
source Planning and Management Committee, a panel ap-
pointed by former Gov. Bob Graham to develop ways to pro-
tect the Suwannee River.


Peacock Lake boat
Continued From Page 1A

to the drought, mud-boggers
and others trash the lakebed
and disturb the peace. He is
also worried about public
safety issues due to the possi-
bility of sinkholes opening up.
The ramp will be fenced off
soon with a sign indicating its
closure. It will be closed until
the water levels rise.
Suwannee County sheriff's
officials said they have re-
&eived calls from at least one
neighbor who has repeatedly
complained.


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By Carolyn Saft
Suwannee River
Partnership Education
Coordinator/Horticulture
Agent
UF IFAS Extension-
Suwannee County
Ahhhh...New Year's
resolutions, easy to make,
but challenging to keep.
Did you resolve to eat
healthier in 2008? If you
did, then consider looking
in your yard for a sunny
spot with good drainage to
plant a few blueberry
plants. As most of you
know, blueberries are at
the top of the super-food
lists and they grow well in
North Florida. Many
studies have shown the
benefits of blueberries for
improved vision, enhanced
memory, reversed age
related physical and
mental declines, clearing
of arteries, strengthening
of blood vessels, disease
protection and reducing
the risk factors for some


Florida-friendly plants, great for your health


Even if you don't hav
luck! Wellborn has


cancers. The part of the
blueberry with the most
nutrient value is the skin.
Blueberries thrive in
acidic soils (pH 4.0-5.5) that have plenty of organic
matter. If your pH is higher you can add acid sphagnum
peat moss into the planting hole and mulch with pine
bark. You can also lower your soil pH by mixing
granulated sulfur to the planting area. As with other
acid loving plants, like azaleas and camellias, keep
blueberry plants away from sidewalks, building
foundations and driveways as the soil in these areas
tend td have a higher pH. At higher soil pH values, iron
and zinc become deficient with symptoms showing up
on new growth and plants lose their vigor.
The two types of blueberries that grow well in Florida
are rabbiteye (Vaccinium ashei) and southern highbush
(interspecific,hybrids of Vaccinium. darrow, Vaccinium
ashei and Vaccinium corymbosum). Generally,
rabbiteye varieties grow well in colder areas of Florida
north of Ocala. Southern highbush varieties are usually
grown south of Ocala, even though some are grown in
Alachua County.
When selecting a site, be sure and give them plenty of
space. Mature rabbiteye plants can reach 12-15 feet in
height and spread over an area 8-10 feet in diameter.
Southern highbush plants tend to be less vigorous and


e the right cultural conditions or time to devote to growing your own blueberries, you are in
an annual blueberry festival in June and you can get plenty of blueberries to add to salads,
muffins, smoothies and yogurt or just eat them right out of the bag.


smaller than rabbiteye blueberries so they only need
smaller areas of 5' x 5'. Blueberries also don't seem to
do as well when they are planted close to hardwood tree
root systems, but they seem to do fine when planted
near pine trees.
Most blueberry cultivars grown in Florida are not
self-pollinating and require cross-pollination from
another cultivar. So choose two or three different
cultivars to insure good cross-pollination. Another
requirement for good fruit set is the presence of
pollinators like bees. Proven rabbiteye cultivars to look
for are 'Tiftblue', 'Brightwell,' 'Powderblue' and
'Woodard' which are mid-late season cultivars that are
more productive than the early season cultivars.
However, if you want to extend the season, go ahead
and plant some early cultivars like 'Beckyblue,'
'Bonita' and 'Climax.'

For best results, mix two or more of the following
cultivars from these different groupings.
1. 'Sharpblue'/'Misty'/'Flordablue'/'Avonblue'
2. 'Beckyblue'/'Climax'/'Bonita'
3.
'Tiftblue'/ Climax'/'Bonita'/'Tiftblue'/'Powderblue'/'Wo


odard'/'Brightwell'

Even if you don't have the right cultural conditions or
time to devote to growing your own blueberries, you
are in luck! Wellborn has an annual blueberry festival
in June and you can get plenty of blueberries to add to
salads, muffins, smoothies and yogurt or just eat them
right out of the bag. There are also u-pick blueberry
farms in the region. For more information, please give
us a call at 386-362-2771 or stop by our office at 1302
llth St. S.W, or email csaft318@ufl.edu.
All programs and related activities sponsored for, or
assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences are open toall sons with npndiscriiination
with respect to race, creed, colqr, religion, age,
disability, sex, or sexual orientation, marital status,
national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. For
persons with disabilities requiring special
accommodations, please contact our office at least five
working days prior to the program so that proper
consideration may be given to the request. Hearing
impaired can access the foregoing telephone by
contacting the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770
or 800-955-8772 (TDD).


* Peace and Justice
Initiative to meet
The first meeting of the newly
formed Peace and Justice Initiative
will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan.
21 at the Live Oak branch of
Suwannee River Regional Library,
1848 US 129 South, Live Oak.
Info/directions: 386-362-7640.


Mt. Olive AME Church offers
40-hour CNA Prep Course

Mt. Olive AME Church will offer a 40-hour
CNA Prep Course Monday-Friday, Feb. 4-8. In-
cludes: Exam fee, book, background check and
tuition. Scholarships available. Info/registration:
386-209-3327.


Blood drive at Suwannee
Health Care Center
Help save a life! Give blood from 10
a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Suwannee
Health Care Center, 1620 Helvenston St.,
Live Oak. Photo ID required. Cholesterol
screening for all blood donors. LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, a non-profit or-
ganization, will conduct the blood drive.


Vagabond Squares to meet
for square dancing
Vagabond Squares will meet for square danc-
ing at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at John H. Hale
Community Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE
Duval St., Live Oak. Learn to square dance, it's
fun, meet new friends and get great exercise. First
lesson free. They meet weekly. Ralph Beekman,
caller. Info: 386-752-2544 or 386-963-3225.


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Grammy nominee Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike


International
Bluegrass Music
Association win-
ner and Grammy
nominee Valerie
Smith and Liberty
Pike will appear
at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music
Park this tonight
at 7 p.m. In addi-
tion to being a fa-
vorite at blue-
Smith grass concerts
and festivals
throughout the country, Smith and her band
have also appeared at the Grand 01' Opry.
Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director of the
International'Bluegrass Music Museum, has
said of the band, "Valerie Smith and her
amazing band are a breath of fresh air. On-
stage, they present visually beautiful and
exciting performances with exceptional: mu-


sicality. Offstage, they are like family and
best friends to everyone, always willing to
share that which makes them so very spe-
cial-their music, their hearts, and their
souls."
No stranger to hard work, Valerie's family
raised tobacco, potatoes and corn, while her
father worked in an auto assembly plant.
The child of musical.parents, Valerie
showed talent at an early age, and soon be-
gan singing rousing Baptist hymns in
church, and later began to accompany her
parents/to play her fiddle and sing with lo-
cal country and bluegrass musicians in her
hometown of Holt and the surrounding area.
Not only did Valerie learn to sing in front of
an audience, but she learned to be an enter-
tainer as well, a skill which has endeared
her to thousands of fans across the world.
In 1992 Valerie and her husband moved
to Nashville. It didn't take Valerie long to
get into the Nashville music scene, even
'while holding down a job with an advertis-


ing agency, and then teaching middle school
music. She formed the acoustic country
group "Fresh Cactus" and played extensive-
ly in Nashville while honing her songwrit-
ing and performance skills.
Valerie's love for bluegrass music never
waned, and while attending a festival in
Franklin, she met old time musicians Junior
and Betty Parker. The Parkers quickly
adopted Valerie, and invited her to play with
them in the tiny Tennessee hamlet of Bell
Buckle. It was here that Valerie met local
entrepreneur J. Gregory Heinike, owner of
the Bell Buckle Cafe. Valerie, J. Gregory,
and Kraig Smith founded Bell Buckle
Records and Valerie recorded her first high-
ly acclaimed CD, "Patchwork Heart" and
formed her band, Liberty Pike.
Since then, Valerie's music has taken her
from coast to coast and around the world.
She has become an ambassador of bluegrass
music and has entertained music lovers in
New York, London, Berlin, Dublin, Amster-


dam, Copenhagen, and hundreds of other
venues throughout the USA, Canada, the
United Kingdom and Europe. She has been
the recipient of IBMA (International Blue-
grass Music Association) awards and has
been nominated for a Grammy Award as
part of the Ralph Stanley "Clinch Mountain
Sweethearts" project. Valerie has also ap-
peared on the famous Grand 01' Opry as
guest of hall of famer Charlie Louvin.
-The doors will open at 7:00 P.M. for the
show Friday night, but don't wait to come
out and enjoy all the Park's amenities.
Suwannee Stables and the Canoe Outpost
provide recreation options with either a
horseback ride through the tranquil woods
or a canoe trip down the historic Suwannee
River. For a pleasurable ride around the
Park, the Country Store has golf carts avail-
able to rent. Tickets will be available at the
door for $10.
For more information call (386) 364-
1683, or visit musiclivesliere.com


Parker announces for Third Circuit judge
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Continued From Page 1A


cial Circuit, which encom-
passes Suwannee, Colum-
bia, Taylor, Madison, Dixie,
Lafayette and Hamilton
counties. His wide-ranging
experience has included


Code violation
Continued From Page 1A

violation for storing junk on
his property, to come into
compliance.
"He just needed someone
to sit down with him and un-
derstand," Maxwell said.
,Several weeks ago the
commission voted down a
recommendation by the code
enforcement board to fore-
close on Erskine's property.
Commissioner Randy
Hatch and Chairman Doug
Udell said they would up-
hold county code.
'"He's not an 80-year-old
down on his luck," Hatch
said. "He's a 60-year-old in
defiance and complaints con-
tinue to mount."
Udell voted at an earlier
meeting to foreclose on Er-
skine's property, but later
asked to change his vote,
though rules prevented him
from doing so. Udell later
said it was Erskine's circum-
stances his reportedly be-
ing an 80-year-old disabled
veteran that changed his
mind on the issue.
"I learned this was not the
case at all," Udell said, refer-
ring to Erskine's age. No one
at the meeting disputed Ersk-
ine's status as a disabled vet.
Code enforcement offi-
cials said they have no offi-
cial record of Erskine's age.
"He has done nothing to
correct the situation," Udell
added.
Udell said Erskine's neigh-
bors have expressed concern
about raw sewage seeping
into area wells and said one
neighbor alleged Erskine ex-
posed himself in front of
children.
Maxwell and Commis-
sioner Jesse Caruthers said
Erskine was just poor and
needed help.
"Cows out there are dump-
ing raw sewage," Maxwell
said.
Maxwell called Erskine's
fines, which total more than
$60,000, "outrageous."
"I guess I've been poor too
long," he said.
- Caruthers asked why Ersk-
ine was being charged the
maximum amount in fines -


consumer claims, probate
and estate planning, real es-
tate, contracts and commer-
cial litigation, family law,
mediation and criminal law.
Paiker has even appeared
before the Florida Supreme
Court on behalf of the Flori-


case continues
$250 per day.
'It doesn't have to be the
maximum penalty,"
Caruthers said. "It wouldn't
take but just a small hole in
my ship to make me as poor
as him."
"We can't pick and choose
who to enforce rules on,"
said Tim Alcorn, chairman of
the code enforcement board.
"We either have codes or
abolish [the code enforce-
ment board]."
Wooley and Alcom ques-
tioned whether commission-
ers wanted a board to enforce
county code at all.
"How does this board want
us to enforce the codes?"
Wooley asked, adding that
fines, liens and foreclosures
are the only tools the code
board has of enforcing coun-
ty policy.
Fowler said a resident
wanted to give Erskine a
trailer, but couldn't get it per-
mitted because it didn't meet
specifications for withstand-
ing wind loads.
Fowler said he would be
happy to make a donation to-
'ward helping Erskine.
"I really don't think we've
exhausted every avenue we
can find that's available to
help him," Fowler said
Wednesday, suggesting help
might be available through
other agencies.
Caruthers said after the
meeting he thought viola-
tions should be handled
without the help of the code
board. He made a motion
two years ago to have the
board disbanded, but it died
for lack of a second.
Maxwell said Wednesday
he is in favor of keeping a
code board, but wants com-
missioners to have the free-
dom to do their jobs.
"They'll do their job.
We'll do ours," he said.
Maxwell said decisions on
code enforcement should be
made on a case-by-case ba-
sis.
Code enforcement offi-
cials have said Erskine has
shown no intention of com-
plying with county code. Er-
skine was first cited for vio-
lations in June 2006.


3-vehicle accident injures 3


.da Bar, successfully urging
improvements to the disci-
plinary rules all to the bene-
fit of the public and the
members of the Florida Bar.
"For almost 25 years I
have been representing citi-
zens throughout North Flori-
da before the judges of the
Third Circuit," he said. "As
I look back, I feel blessed to
have had so many valuable
experiences helping individ-
uals, families, and small
businesses with such a wide
variety of legal matters.
"Most of all, I have real-
ized that when people are in-
volved in the legal system
they want a judge who is
knowledgeable of the law
and fair to all sides. I
promise the people of the
Third Circuit that I will al-
ways be fair, impartial and
that I will be courteous and
attentive to their problems
and concerns. As a judge, I
intend to work as hard as I
have in my practice to en-
sure that I am always pre-
pared and that justice is nev-


er unreasonably delayed for
any citizen.
"I am very proud that the
attorneys in this circuit have
shown their respect for my
judgment and their confi-
dence in my abilities on five
different occasions by elect-
ing me to Bar Association
responsibilities. I will work
hard to continue to earn the
respect and confidence of all
the people who reside in the
seven counties in this circuit.
"In addition to Taylor
County, my family and per-
sonal heritage includes
many of the other counties
of our circuit. My mother
hails from Madison County.
My father was born in
Lafayette County and gradu-
ated from Dixie County
High. My family spends a
great deal of time at our San-
ta Fe River home in Colum-
bia County and my first ex-
perience before a jury was in
the beautiful Suwannee
County Courthouse. I am
very proud to be a Third Cir-
cuit attorney."


Parker is married to the
former Pamela Rigoni and
they have two children at-
tending the University of
Florida, Chelsea Parker and
Ben Tuten. He was a U.S.
Naval officer who ranked in
the top 1% of Surface War-
fare Officers of his rank in
the entire Navy and named
the top bridge officer on-
board the aircraft carrier
USS Forrestal during intense
NATO operations in the
Mediterranean. Parker is an
active member of First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Per-
ry, where he has served in
various leadership roles in-
cluding chair of the Church
Council and Youth Sunday
School teacher.
Parker's past civic activi-
ties have included service as
chair of the Florida Forest
Festival, director and Legal
Counsel of Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce,
president of the Rotary Club
of Perry, and charter board'
member of the Boys and
Girls Club of Perry.


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injuries from the crash and
was taken by helicopter to
Shands at UF.
The truck's driver, Don-
ald Herron, 64, of Live
Oak, and passenger Char-
lotte Herron, 62, of Live
Oak, sustained serious in-
juries from the crash and
were transported to Shands
Live Oak.
Contacted Thursday ,by


phone, the Herrons said
they are home and recover-
ing from their injuries.
The van's driver, Janet
Crawford, 54, of Live Oak,
and passengers April Craw-
f6rd, 30, of Lake City,
Roscoe Rye, 61, of Lee, and
Dorothy Rye, 61, of Lee,
were uninjured.
Burke was charged with
improper changing of lanes
while meeting an oncoming
vehicle.


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regional news

YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


Lyons family is runner-up


in Farm Bureau competition


Runners up for, the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award held in New Urleans at the Farm Bureau National Convention..


Ira Mikell
Speical to the Democrat

afayette County is cele-
brating another historical
achievement in the field
of agriculture. Chris and
Kelly Lyons, representing Mayo, were
named runners-up along with three
other farm families in the Young
Farmer and Rancher Achievement
Awards on Jan 14. The award was pre-
sented during the 89th American Farm
Bureau Association convention in


New Orleans.
The Lyons family of Mayo, re-
ceived a Case IH DX small tractor,
donated by Case IH, and a $500
Valvoline gift certificate. "The
Achievement Award recognizes
young farmers and ranchers who have
excelled in their farming or ranching
operations and exhibited superior
leadership abilities," Tracy Grondine
said in a press release dated Jan. 14.
John Hoblick, President of Florida
Farm Bureau, praised the Lyons for
their outstanding achievement and be-


ing in the top ten of the Young Farmer
and Rancher national competition.
Hoblick was present at the conven-
tion.
Chris and Kelly, along with their,
three young children and other mem-
bers of the family, are active members
of Lafayette County Farm Bureau.
They raise and sell poultry and hay on
hundreds of acres that has been in the
family for many years.
The Lyons were awarded the dis-
tinction of being Lafayette County's
Farm Family of the Year in 2006.


Florida Virtual Academy:


Views from local families


The Carter and Boston families
share their thoughts on the program
In 2003 the Florida Legislature passed a Bill allowing the
Florida Department of Education to create twbo K-8 virtual
public school pilot programs, Florida Virtual Academy
(FLVA) and Connections, with a cap of 500 students per
school in order to reduce the current class size. In 2005 the
Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing the K-8 Virtual
Schools pilot program to become permanent with funding
on a year-to-year basis. In 2006 this allowed enrollment
numbers to increase to 950 students per school.
In order to be accepted into these schools a child must be
a first-time Kindergartener or first grader without prior pub-
lic school attendance. Second through eighth graders must
be currently enrolled and attending a public school.
Both schools follow Sunshine State Standards and are
considered public schools. FLVA and Connections students
meet hourly requirements, take statewide mandated tests
and have certified teachers. These programs are "mastery
based," allowing children to move ahead easily. The current
curriculum for FLVA is K12 and is used throughout the na-
tion in virtual schools, charter schools and homeschools.
FLVA. offers a variety of field trips and clubs, including
Math Club, Book Club, Chess Club and Advanced Learner
Programs.
Two families in Jasper have children enrolled in the FLVA
program. Leslie and Donald Carter of Jasper have three
daughters. Their twin girls are enrolled in FLVA and their
three-year-old daughter is also benefitting from their home
school classes. Leslie is the Florida Coalition of Virtual
Families Treasurer and a FLVA Parent. Peggy and Dean
Boston of Jasper have two children. Their. ten-year-old
daughter is enrolled in the program and their three-year-old
son is eagerly waiting for his turn. Peggy is a Florida Coali-
tion of Virtual Families Member and a FLVA Parent.

The Carter family view:
Florida Virtual Academy has been such a blessing for our
family. As parents, we began thinking about our children's
education early, wanting the best for them. We worked with
the girls from a very young age and when it came time for
preschool they scored above level in all areas at their screen-
ing.
As a parent who attended the public school system in
Hamilton County, I was unsure if I wanted my children to at-
tend school here. The excellent teachers in Hamilton Coun-
ty could not outweigh the disciplinary problems in a setting
of 20-25 students per classroom.
After researching many options, such as home schooling,
private schools, and surrounding county schools, we heard
about FLVA.
The school has been wonderful for our family. Both girls
are working a year above grade level, and both read on a fifth
grade level. As parents, we can be completely involved in'
their education, to ensure they are not picking up unwanted
behaviors, and still know they are receiving all they need be-
cause they must meet Florida education requirements.
They are not retained based on the amount of children in a
classroom or disciplinary problems a teacher may face daily.
This school gives our children the opportunity to meet their
individual expectations as opposed to having to meet the stan-
dards of a classroom of 15-22 other students. They must mas-
ter each lesson, ensuring they fully grasp what was taught.
Even our three-year-old joins in with our lessons and has
learned her continents, days of the week, and much more.

The Boston family view:
When your child comes home with plans for college, tells


uixie Boston (miaale) ana lane and Jessica quarter are en-
rolled in the Florida Virtual Academy, a state program that re-
quires homeschooled students to meet Sunshine State Stan-
dards. Photo Submitted

you her fourth grade class is not challenging, and her teacher
asks if she can pay your child to tutor her peers after school,
it's time for a change. After driving 25 miles one way to an-
other school district with a higher "grade" than our local "F'
grade school, -from kindergarten through fourth grade, in
hopes of an improved educational system, we were very dis-
heartened by the outcome.
As much as an educator may want to teach, they are forced
into a bureaucratic system of numbers as opposed to children.
The brick and mortar public school system makes provision
for handicapped children of all sorts, but when yo.u exchange
handicapped for gifted, there is no provision made at all. The
K12 curriculum through Florida Virtual Academy is offering
us a tremendous opportunity and alternative.
Our daughter, Dixie, is an extremely bright ten-year-old
who plans to attend'her favorite college, the University of
Florida, after graduating high school early with honors and a
two-year Associates Degree under her belt. She also plans to
write a novel and study snow leopards in Asia.
Dixie is a pianist, dancer, Junior Girl Scout and a Bronze
medal' winner for the Iron Kids Tridthlon. In 2006, she was
awarded a $1,000 scholarship bond when she won the Pre-
,Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Program, Florida
Division Jr. Titleholder, and then placed in the top 20 at the
National Competition in Baton Rouge, La.
Through FLVA and K12 Dixie has the challenge she has
been seeking. The learning process has become a family af-
fair. We are able to connect so much of what is being offered
through K12 and FLVA with our daily lives and share the ed-
ucational experience as a family.
Dixie always saves her science projects to do with Dad and
art is always shared with her brother, Seth. We have the flex-
ibility to work at her pace and maintain regular attendance
even when we are having a really bad day.
In our opinion, virtual school is the answer to the bureau-
cracy and unnecessary complexity that our brick and mortar
schools have become.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Florida Virtual Academy www.flva.org
Florida Connections Academy -
www.connectionsacademy.com/state/home.asp?sc
hoolCode=fca
Florida Coalition of Virtual Families -
flvirtualfamilies.org/home/


WEEK 3
MISS AMERICA:
REALITY CHECK


An updated look


for Miss America


iviss Fiornaa
Kylie Williams


Miss Florida
Kylie Williams
talks about a
traumatic
experience
from her past
in tomorrow's
episode


The 52 Miss America hope-
fuls met at the pool for a pop
quiz in the second episode of
Miss America: Reality Check.
If a contestant answered a ques-
tion wrong in the "Are You
Smarter Than a Miss USA
Girl?" challenge, then she had
to jump in the pool.
.Miss Florida Kylie Williams
was one of the first girls to be
eliminated. After a few anxious
moments she dived into the wa-
ter and was soon followed by
more girls. When all the girls
had been eliminated and took a
swim, they faced celebrity hair
stylist Kim Vo and makeup guru
Napoleon Perdis
Vo and Perdis offered each
girl advice on how to update her
image with a makeover and new
hairstyle. Each one had to decide
to accept all the advice or none
of it. Even after a dip in the pool,
Williams' natural beauty was ev-
ident. While Vo and Perdis
fniind 1~tUtUlULO,-ri-e LU AhaI. hPL r


I tun c osa e reasondt c range er
makeup or hairstyle, they planned major changes for many of
the other girls.
Only Miss Illinois chose not to accept the changes, al-
though she did follow s me of the advice she had been giv-
en. After having haircuts highlights, new hairstyles and up-
dated makeup, the girls were ready for a photo shoot.
Then it was time to face the advisory board celebrity styl-
ist Jeanie Mae, US Weeklyeditor Dina Sansing, and celebrity
photographer Mark Liddell. Miss Washington Elyse Umem-
oto, Miss Utah Jill Stevens 'ad Miss Alaska Cari Leyva were
chosen as the ones most reqsstant to change, while Miss Indi-
ana Nicole Rash,, Miss DiStrict of Columbia Shayna Rudd
and Miss Illinois Ashley Hatfield were the most responsive to
the changes.
- The contestants face the Ultimate Balancing Act in tomor-
row's episode, a race across a balancing beam that will test
their confidence and adaptability. Next an expert walking
coach will teach the girls how to work it like they are on a
runway in Paris. Finally a celebrity designer will show them
how to accentuate the good and disguise the not:so good.
After the girls show whit they learned in the Little Black
Dress challenge, they will face the advisory board again to
find out who ranked at the top and who ranked at the bottom
as an "it girl."'
The Miss America pageant will air live from the Planet
Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, on TLC at 8 p.m.
on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Fans can vote by visiting www.tlc.com/missamerica
through Saturday, Jan. 26. The contestant with the most
votes, who is not already included as a top 15 finalist, will be
chosen as "America's Choice," and be revealed during the
Miss America Live! finale.



Day recreation


center gets


an upgrade


Joseph Carothers, driving the front end loader, James
Daniels standing to the left, and Ronnie Smith, contractors
hired by Harlie Lynch Construction, work together to fill
dirt in around the track. Photo: Ira Mikell. *


Ira Mikell
Special to the Democrat
The recreation center at
Day has been deteriorat-
ing for a number of years
until last year. In August,
construction began at the
center in order to restore
and upgrade the facilities.
According to Charles'
Driver, First District Com-
missioner who represents
the small, but growing
town of Day, the project is
funded by a $200,000 De-
partment of Environmen-
tal Protection grant. Du(-
ing a telephone interview,
Driver stated the project
was part of his campaign
promise to ensure the chil-
dren and families of the
community of Day have a
safe place of recreation.


Harlie Lynch Construc-
tion of Mayo is in charge
of the construction. At this
time, renovation of the
basketball and tennis
courts is almost complete,
a playground with swing
sets has been added, a 1/2
mile paved walking track
circles the entire area, and
a chain link fence sur-
rounds the basketball/ten-
nis courts as well as the
playground. Construction
plans also include a base-
ball/softball field and re-
strooms.
Completion of the Day
recreation center will not
be completed for awhile.
Driver said he expects it
should be ready for the
public to use in a few
weeks.


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The Melody Wildcats
have picked up four more
wins to go to 16-3 in
basketball. They played
three games last week and
one earlier this week.
Last Tuesday the 'Cats
easily defeated Open
Bible Christian 65-41.
Laurence Whitmore was
dominating on both ends
recording 7 assists, 6
rebounds and 5 steals. TJ
Westberry hit three 3's
and recorded 8 rebounds
as they led the Wildcats
with 18 points apiece.
Brandon Raines hit two
3's as he scored 8. Shawn
Jackson didn't play due to
a high ankle sprain
suffered in practice.
last Thursday the
Wildcats traveled to Bell
High School and came
back with a 73-50 victory.
Whitmore again was the
leading scorer scoring 17
points, hitting two 3's,
dishing out 7 assists and
recording 4 steals,
Westberry came out
firing, hitting four 3's in
the first quarter on his
way to a 16-point game.
Jackson, in his first game
bck','adid'tfplayla lot but
still had 14 points, 9
rebounds and 5 blocks.
Raines was all over the
defensive side of the
court, causing turnovers
all night long with 4
steals, 4 assists and 4
points.
The final game of the
week turned out to be the
Wildcats' best yet this
season. Jackson, who was
only 2 blocks shy of a
triple double, set the
tempo early as Melody
defeated North Florida
70-33. Jackson dominated
the game with 17 points,
10 rebounds and 8 blocks.

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A tale of four


quarterbacks


Sportabout

By Tom Daniels

The NFL playoffs will
feature two quarterbacks
who will forever be
joined at the hip. Phillip
Rivers and Eli Manning
were swapped for each
other on draft day three
years ago. San Diego had
the first pick and choose
Eli (never to be confused
with Peyton or Archie).
The Giants picked Rivers


a few spots after and
quickly sent him to San
Diego with some draft
choices for Manning. The
draft choices turned into
pro-bowlers Shawn
Merriman and Nate
Kaeding. Rivers also
made the Pro Bowl last
year. Eli is currently
ranked 25th out of 33 in
quarterback rankings. The
other quarterback chosen
in that first round was
some guy named Ben
Roethlisberger. Ben has
already won his Super
Bowl ring. If Eli wins a
ring all will be forgotten
and forgiven, if not he
keeps the bad draft pick
tag forever.
Forever it will be
remembered Dan Marino
never won a Super Bowl.
When the greatest
quarterbacks of the last

SEE SPORTABOUT,
PAGE 3B


johinson fastest

during testing

at Daytona 500

"I feel fortunate to have won the
Daytona 500 and.hopefully can hoist the
trophy up again this year," Johnson
said. "I mean, it will be a big year for
whoever wins it. This race is always big
for the winner but to win it on the 50th
(running) Will be a huge mark."




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enough for-Scott Lynch


Scott Lynch fully
admits he's come a long
way from the potato
fields in Idaho.
"To be honest, it's a
pleasure just to be
here," said the driver of
the No. 29 Westward
Racing Enterprise from
Burley, Idaho.
"Growing up on the
west coast in a small
town in Idaho and
coming and actually
saying you've been here
at Daytona is a great
experience in itself."'
That being said,
Lynch isn't so
overwhelmed by "The
World Center of
Racing" that he can't or
won't focus on his task
at hand.
"Its' one thing to
make the show at a
place like Daytona," he
said prior to the start of
the third and final rain-
shortened day of
NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Testing at DIS on


Sunday. "It's another to
have a good showing
and we're here tQ make
sure that happens.
On Sunday, Lynch
posted the 13th best
time with a top speed of
182.812 mph.'
Saturday, Lynch posted
the second fastest time
in the morning session
at 178.327 mph. Justin
Marks in his No. 9
crocs/Constsruction
Corps Toyota was
fastest on Sunday'
(185.732 mph) followed
by Ron Hormaday
l(185.414) and Chad
McCumbee (185.326).
"We're good on
single time but
struggling a bit on the
draft," he added.
"We've been working
with Stacy Compton
(No. 4 Bobby Hamilton
VA Dodge) over the
weekend and it's really
helped us. We're just


Jimmie Johnson, the
two-time defending
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series champion and the
2006 Daytona 500 winner,
is beginning the 2008
season where he finished
2007 on top.
Johnson, driving the No.
48 Lowe's Chevrolet,
posted the fastest lap on
the first day of NASCAR
Preseason Thunder testing
for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series with a lap of
184.782 mph in the
morning session.
Rounding out the top
three were Casey Mears at
184.475 mph and Kyle
Busch in his new ride at
Joe Gibbs Racing at
184.064.
The test session is the
first shake down that
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series teams have had with
the new winged car (Car of
Tomorrow) at Daytona
International Speedway in
preparation for the 50th
running of the Daytona
500 on Sunday, Feb. 17.
For Johnson, the test has
been productive so far.
"I can't tell you how
happy I am to get off the
couch," Johnson said. "If I


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Whitmore had 12 points and
6 assists, Raines 10 points
and 5 assists. Westberry,
who only had 7 points,
helped out with 7 assists
and 6 rebounds.
Melody's fourth win
would come against
Cornerstone Christian
Academy, 77-45. Jackson,
who was almost 100
percent, had a huge game,
scoring 33 points, along



Sportaboul

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20 years are mentioned
.Marino takes an also ran to
Montana, Elway and Favre,
who all have rings. If Tom
Brady wins a Super Bowl
this year his name will most
assuredly push Marino
back. If Favre wins, it most
certainly adds to his myth,
perhaps catapulting him to
number 1. It can be said of
both Elway and Favre they
did not have a Hall Of
Fame team they led to
victory..Montana always
had Rice with his rings.
Bradshaw, a guy with four
rings, had more Hall Of
Famers than anyone since
Casey Stengel. Brady won
with Moss and without. If
he wins another, history



Lynch
Continued From Page 1B

looking forward to getting
the season underway."
The.second wave of.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
testing begins on Monday
with driversisuch as 2007
Daytona 500 winner Kevifi
Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
Tony Stewart and Kasey
Kahne scheduled to take
part.
Late start, early finish:
Sunday's final session got
underway late due to a wet
track. The scheduled 9 a.m.
start commenced almost
two hours behind schedule
with the first truck hitting
the high banks at 10:54 a.m.
Rain hit again in the
afternoon, causing officials
to end the session around 2
p.m.
All About Marketing:
Erik Darnell, driver of the
No. 99 Northern Toll +
Equipment Ford,
commenting on the trend in
the Sprint Cup Series to
bring "name" drivers who
may not have much stock
car experience: "For those
guys, they're very good
racers in their respective
series and they wouldn't be
getting those opportunities
if they weren't. I think it's
just easier for a Cup team to
market those guys to a
sponsor. I think it's easier
to attract a sponsor when
you can say we have a
former Fl champion
coming in here as opposed
to a younger guy like one of
us three sitting up here
(Darnell, Scott Lagasse Jr.,
Scott Lynch). I think that's
a big part of it nowadays
just because the sponsorship
is the big thing."
Family Tradition: Wood
Brothers Racing will
definitely live up to that
name this year in the
NASCAR Craftsman Truck
Series as owners Len and
Eddie Wood put their sons,
Keven and Jon,
respectively, behind the
wheelof the No. 21 Ford F-
150. Said Keven: I'm not


trying to focus too much on
trying to carry on the family
name. Right now I'm just
trying to build my own
name because if I try to fill
those shoes right off the bat,
there's no way. That's
gonna take a lot of work
because there are a lot of


with 13 rebounds and 7
blocks. Whitmore had 13
points, 8 assists and 3
blocks. Westberry had 12
points, 7 rebounds and 5
assists.
This Friday the Wildcats
host their final home game,
which will also be senior
night against Beacon of
Hope Christian. They will
then go to Hamilton County
to face the 3A Trojans for
their final regular season
game.


will make it difficult to
argue with his success.
Speaking of history, the
NFL will be naming their
candidates for the Hall Of
Fame. Their rules say four
must be inducted but no
more than seven. I hope
that Art Monk, the greatest
receiver of his time period,
finally goes in. This guy
was great whether Sonny
Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer or
Joe Theismann was
throwing the ball. Darrell
Green should be a shoe-in,
he was Deion Sanders
before there was Prime
Time and probably the best
all around defensive back
ever. Both men are former
Washington Redskins but
don't hold that against
them.


great drivers who have
.driven for this team.
Rookie Sensations?
Three top road-racing
veterans will be among the
2008 rookie class vying for
the Raybestos Rookie of the
Year Award. Colin Braun, a
19-yea-o6ld Texari, will' I
drive the No. 6 Con-way
Freight Ford for Roush
Fenway Racing, Rolex
Grand Am champion Andy
Lally will be behind the
wheel of the No. 7 TRG
Chevrolet and Justin Marks,
who has a half decade of
experience racing BMWs
and Porsches, takes the seat
in Germain Racing's No. 9
crocs/Construct Corps
Toyota.
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DIS: StubHub, the world's
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DIS as the Preferred Fan-to-
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Through an agreement with
International Speedway
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I


Continued From Page 1B

sit around and eat any more
food, drink any more beer, I
won't be able to get back
into my suit and my race car.
We've enjoyed the off-
season, celebrated the
championship. I'm excited
to get back at the track."
Johnson and the entire
NASCAR community are
preparing for one of the
biggest races in the sport's
history the 50th running of
the Daytona 500.
As a former champion of
"The Great American Race,"
Johnson is hungry to capture
his second Daytona 500 win
in the 50th running of the
Daytona 500 as well as the
gold Harley J. Earl trophy
that comes with the victory.
"I feel fortunate to have
won the Daytona 500 and
hopefully can hoist the
trophy up again this year,"
Johnson said. "I mean, it
will be a big year for
whoever wins it. This race is
always big for the winner
but to win it on the 50th
(running) will be a huge
mark."
Jeff Gordon echoed
Johnson's comments during
Monday's lunch,break
session with the media.
"You always want to win
the Daytona 500," said
Gordon, a three-time
Daytona 500 winner. "It's


variety of race-related
collateral materials and
promotional elements
including print literature
and online destinations.
Return Appearance:. St.
Augustine's Scott Lagasse,
who placed ninth in the
1995 chaipioniisip '
standings driving a
Chevrolet jointly owned by
Rick Hendrick and Jeff
Gordon is returning to the
series fulltime. Lagasse
will .spot for his son, Scott
Jr., who will drive the No.
20 JTG Racing Ford.
Auction: The NASCAR
Preseason Thunder Silent
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Monday, Jan. 7 and will run
through Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5
p.m. Available to bid on are
many autograph items from
drivers and stars such as
Nicolas Cage, Kelly
Clarkson, Jeff Gordon,
Michael Waltrip, Buddy
Baker, Pete Hamilton and
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the ultimate. But it's
certainly cool when I come
in here and I see the (gold)
trophy. It makes for a lot of
incentive. I'm fortunate to
have a few of these, but
none of them have gold on
it."
Surprise guest: A surprise
visitor during the first day of
testing on Monday was Dale
Earnhardt Jr., who stopped
by DIS to see how his new
-Hendrick Motorsports
teammates Jeff Gordon,
Jimmie Johnson and Casey
Mears were doing.
"He's down here today for
the test, which is huge," said
Johnson. "It's painful
watching other cars go
around the track, especially
here at this type of test
session. For him to come
down, show the team how
committed he is to being up
front, winning races and
championships, says a lot to
the team, his teammates, to
the team members and I
think to the racing public,
that he's down here, ready to
go, ready to get after it."
Said Gordon: "Most
drivers, if they're not here
testing, they don't want to be
here so I was surprised. I
think it says a lot and it's
smart on his part. I'm really
proud of him for doing that
because he's going to be
here without his teammates
next week."
Earnhardt Jr., who left
Dale Earnhardt Inc. to join
Hendrick Motorsports
beginning with the 50th '
running of the Daytona 500,
will shake down his new
ride the No. 88 Chevrolet -
during next week's second
wave of NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series testing.
First time at DIS for
Villeneuve: FormulaOne
veteranand former Indy 500
wimner Jacques Villeneuve is
making his first appearance
at Daytona International


Speedway during this
week's test session.
"It's fun, first time," said
Villeneuve, who is driving
the No. 27 Toyota for Bill
Davis Racing. "I guess it's
the one track that's known in
Europe. It is one of the
special tracks. First time
here, it's nice. I live in
Montreal now. We've been
in snow storms for a while
so it's nice to be on the
beach a bit."
For Villeneuve, qualifying
for the 50th running of the
Daytona 500 is going to be
difficult. He doesn't have a
guaranteed starting spot and
will have to crack the field
through Daytona 500
Qualifying presented by
Kroger or the Gatorade Duel
at Daytona.
"The car is fast," said
Villeneuve, who was the
third fastest driver in
Monday morning's session.
"It's going to make it tough. *
It's a challenge and we're
just going to have to rise to
it."
First on track: The first car
on track for the first wave of
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
session was Casey Mears in
the No. 5 Kellogg's
Chevrolet for Hendrick
Motorsports.
Quotable: Greg Biffle,
driver of the No. 16 Roush
Fenway Racing Ford: "This
place holds a special place in
my heart, getting my first-
ever win which was then the
Winston Cup Series. To get
my first win here was pretty
neat. I remember starting in
the Craftsman Truck Series,
my first year was the 50th
anniversary of NASCAR, so
to have an opportunity to
win the 50th running of the
Daytona 500 is a thrill."
Quick hits: NASCAR'
iNatiopwide Series veteran
Jason Keller is testing a No.
98 Gillett Evernham
Motorsports Dodge during


this week's test ... Kirk
Shelmerdine is behind the
wheel of the No. 33 Richard
Childress Racing Chevrolet
... Red Bull Toyota driver
A.J. Allmendinger, the
fourth fastest driver in the
morning session, on his best
holiday gift he has received,
"So far, it looks like a
competitive car at Daytona."
NASCAR Preseason
Thunder Fan Fest: The
NASCAR Preseason
Thunder Fan Fest for the
first wave of NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series teams will
be on Tuesday.
The NASCAR Preseason
Thunder Fan Fest events
start at 5.p.m. but fans will
be"able to enter the Sprint
FANZONE beginning at 9
a.m. to watch all of the
exciting testing action.
Admission is $15.
Fans will be able to get a
sneak peek on NASCAR
teams as they prepare for
DIRECTV Speedweeks
2008 with inquisitive fan
forums with many of their
favorite drivers as well as
enjoying all the state-of-the-
art amenities in the popular
Sprint FANZONE.
Also included in
NASCAR Preseason
Thunder Fan Fests will be
music, displays, pit stop
demonstrations, a silent
auction and passenger hot
laps around the 2.5-mile tri-
oval in pace cars (additional
$25).
All testing sessions
throughout January continue
to be free and open to the
public with access to the
Oldfield Grandstand through
the lobby of Daytona 500
Experience.
Tickets: Race tickets for
all DIRECTV Speedweeks
2008 events at Daytona
International Speedwvy,.are
available online at
www.racetickets.com or by
calling 1-800-PITSHOP.


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CHURCH CALENDAR


Jan. 19,
Live! At Dowling Park to present Her-
alds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Live! At Dowling Park presents Heralds of Harmony Bar-
bershop Chorus, note new date (formerly Jan. 26) at 7
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at The Village Church, Dowling
Park. Tickets: Member: $10, Non-Members/Other Adults:
$12, Student (ages 13-18): $5, Children (ages 5-12): $4,
Children (ages 4 and under): free. Info: Dick Grillo, 386-
658-5557, or e-mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.


Sunday
Jan. 20
29th Annual Observance of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Channel Master CB Club presents 29th Annual Obser-
vance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
20 at African Baptist Church, Live Oak. The Rev. Alex
Fountain Sr. pastor and speaker. Everyone is invited to at-
tend. Brother Larry Cook, club president.

Sunday
Jan. 27
Bethune-Cookman University
Gospel Choir to minister in music
The Bethune-Cookman University Gospel Choir will
minister, to our community in music at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
27 in the sanctuary at Live Oak First United Methodist
Church, 311 Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. Parking in the rear.
Service is open to anyone. Free family concert. There will
be a love offering taken. Info. 386-362-2047.


ritni AuVEAII LURAVLLIE BAFIISI CHURCH
HRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor: Rev. Ronald Russ
699 Pinewood Drive 20309 180th St., Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-1802 Go South on St. Rd. 51, turn left at
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor caution light at Luraville Country Store


SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Service............................10:30 am
Evening Service.........................6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study................... 10:30 am & 6:30 pm
416172-F
BIXLER MEMORIAL
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
Youth Pastor Rev. Randy Lamb

SUNDAY
Morning Worship............................ 9:55 a.m..
Christian Education Hour.......1..... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship and
Children's Group...........................6:00 p.m.
416173-.F


FAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH
9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake City
1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia County line
Rev. Don Wilson

SUNDAY
Holy Communion...................... 9:30 am
1928 Book Of Common Prayer
ible Study ....... ....:.... .... 10:45 am
For more information:
Church Office 754-2827
Rev. Wilson 208-9882 416175-F
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Sunday School...............................10:00 am
Morning Worship............11.....:00 am
Evening Service..........................6:00 pm '
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...............7:00 pm
Contact person Rev. Ron Ruse at 386-776-2801
416312-F


PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH
US 129 South (Across from the S&S Store)
Post Office Box 129-McAlpin, Florida
(386) 362-5634
Nursery provided for each worship service
Worship and Fellowship Opportunities of the Week
Pastor: Matthew Barker

.SUNDAY
Bible School............................................. 9:45 am
MorningWorship.................................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship...................................... 6:30 pm

WEDNESDAY
Family Night Supper................................ 6:00 pm
AWANA Club........................................... 6:30 pm
Prayer M eeting........................................ 7:00 pm

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together... but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 4161a-.F

SUWANNEE STATION.
BAPTIST CHURCH
Everybody Welcomed
3289 101st Lane, Live Oak, FL 32060
Bro. Wilbur Wood, (386) 362-2553

SUNDAY
Sunday School...... ................ 10:00 am
Morning Worship................11:00 am
Choir Practice...... ........................6:00 pm
Evening Worship.............................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer & Worship ..............................7:00 pm
Children & Youth Program................7:00 pm
416176-F

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF DOWUNG PARK
"Sharing the Joy of Jesus "
Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor
*11274 235th Lane
(In Dowling Park on Hwy. 250)
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715
E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com
www.dowlingparkbaptist.com
SUNDAY
Sunday School...... ................... ............. 9:30 am
W orship Service..... .......................... 10:45, am
Evening Bible
Exploration Services..... .... ............... ..6:00 pm
Nursery Available all Services
Pre-K to 2nd Grade Junior Church
conducted during 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service

WEDNESDAY
Mid Week Prayer Service.........................6:30 pm
416178-F
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
401 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-1583 Fax 386-364-6478
Email: firstbaptistchurch@fbcliveoak.org
www.fbcliveoak.org
Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor
Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration
Rev. Alan Lott, Music and Worship
Rev. Will King, Students and Education

SUNDAY
Early Worship;.... ............... .............. 8:30 am
Sunday School.......... ...................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship.................................... 11:00 am
Discipleship Training...........................6:00 pm
Evening Worship.........................................7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY
AWANA........... .... ....................... 5:50-8:00 pm
Youth Discipleship...........................5:30-6:30 pm
Dulos Youth...:............................... 6:45-8:00 pm
Adult Small Group...:........................6:00-8:00 pm
Midweek Prayer...............................6:30-7:30 pm
416179-F
VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
10475 State Rd. 51-Approx. 3 miles South
Jerry Ownes Pastor
(386) 362-6357 (386) 362-5313.

SUNDAY
Sunday School...............................10:00 am
Worship Service.......................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship.......... 1.................. 7:00 pm
1"J Sun. Morning Men's Breakfast 8:00 am
1ST & 3RD Monday Visitation 7:00 pm
2nd Friday Night Ladies Meeting 7:00 pm
(Quilting)
Sunday Evening
Children's Choir...................5:00 pm
Adult Choir......................................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Bible Study.....................6:45 pm
Master Clubs (Children's Youth).....6:45 pm
Nursery Available All Services
"Where there is life, there is growth"
416177-F


Thursday-Friday
Jan. 31-Feb. 1
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church to host
Suwannee-North District Conference
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, will host a two-day Suwannee
- North District Conference Thursday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb.
1 at 411 Parshley Street, Live Oak. The conference will
consist of two worship services, workshops and Bible study.
Friday, Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Opening Worship
with Holy Communion; 7 p.m.-until, The Word in Song.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:15-10 a.m. Bible study; noon-1 p.m., In-
spirational Hour, 7 p.m., Closing Worship Service (Confor-
mation of Stewards). Local churches and the public are in-

SEE CHURCH, PAGE 7B


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Doctor: Rev. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net.
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Morning Bible Study ...........9:45 am
W orship Service.....................................11:00 am
(Children's Church during Morning Worship)
Discipleship Training..................... 6:00 pm
(Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study,
Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening Worship ............................ ......7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Evening Supper........................5:45 pm
A w anas.......................................................... 6:30 pm
Bible Study & Prayer Tune..:............... 7:00 pm
Nursery available during all services
416192-F

MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store) .
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY
Sunday School.........................................1... 0:00 am
Morning Worship.................................. 11:00 am
Evening Worship..........................................6:00 pm
416180-F

WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbem Road)
362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults
Rev. Jon Egan Minister of Students
SUNDAY
Sunday School. ..1 ..:.:.......... ...,. ....... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worglil-& Child-e'eChl h'.... 10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training... ............................5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs..........................................5:00 p.m .
Youth Choir................................................... 5:00 p.m .
Evening Worship Service....................... 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill......6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters.............................................. 9:00 a.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal................................ 7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group........... ...............9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal................5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service...................................... 6:30 p.m.
Youth Group.................................................6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends........................6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal..................................7:30 p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal...................0:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal...................10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study........... ..........11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon.......12:00 noon
416184-F

MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and fellow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
Youth Minister Jeremy Jackson
www.mtobc.com
SUNDAY
Bible Study (Sunday School).....................9:45 am
Celebration W orship,.................................. 11:00 am
Evening Worship......................... .........6:00 pm
Depth (Student Bible Study)...... .............6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY .
Family Supper....... ............ ........ ......... 5:00 pm
Children's Choirs ..... ............. ............ 6:00 pm
"G-Force" for Children..............................6:30 pm
Discipleship Classes for Adults..................6:30 pm
Flood Student Worship...... ................6:30 pm
416187-F
WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth
.U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn
Church Phone 963-2231
wellbornbaptist@windstream.net
SUNDAY
Early Worship ...... .. .......................8:30 am
Sunday School..... ....................... ........... 9:45 am
(Classes for all ages)
Morning Worship Service....................... 11:00 am
Children's Church (Grades K-4th)
Children's Choir............ ........... 4:45 pm
CiA/Mission Friends....................................6:00 pm
Evening Worship...................................:...6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Family Dinner.............................................5:30 pm
AW AN A ..................................................... 6:15 pm
JDFM (Grades 7-12).... .......................... 6:30 pm
Prayer/Bible Study..................................... 7:00 pm
Nursery is available for all'services 416190-F

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
(386) 362-5239
10413 Hwy. 129 South
Paul Wilder, Interim Pastor
Joel Turner, Music
SUNDAY
Bible Study............... .................... 9:30 a.m .
M orning W orship ................................... 10:30 a.m .
WEDNESDAY
Care Group..... ............................. 7:00 p.m.
IA pre-school nursery is provided at each worship service]
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as
the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and
so much the more, as you see the day approaching"
(Hebrews 10:25).
416196-F


SHADY GROVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST
15 miles West Hwy.90 -
2 Miles Down River Road
Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547

SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:45 am
Worship... ..................... 11:00 am
Church Training...... ................6:00 pm
Evening Worship......................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study........................7:00 pm
416202-F
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 C6unty Road 795
362-3101 Church
SUNDAY
Sunday School...... .... ............. 9:45 am
Morning Worship.....................11:00 am
Church Training.................................6:00 pm
Evening Worship...............................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
-Prayer Service ...............:................ 7:00 pm
41200o-F
ROCKY SINKBAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor Tommy Cannon
(129 S. to 11th St. go to roundabout follow
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School......................... .... 9:30 am
Morning Worship...,..'...............,.1 :90 am
Choir Practice.', ........ ..........5:0 pm
Evening Worshp ....... .....6:00pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service... .........................6:30 pm
Discipleship Training ..................7:00 pm

Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
416205-F
PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST
CHURCH
18008 113th Road, McAlpin
Church Phone: 386-364-5092
Pastor Phone: 386-364-1514
Pastor: Bob Richardson

Sunday School & Bible Study........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship &
Children's Church.......................11:00 a.m.
Nursery Available
Evening Worship.............................6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Midweek Prayer
and Worship...................... 7:00 p.m.
416213-F


ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
CATHOLIC CHURCH
928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East
Father Richard Perko
P.O. Box 1179 Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 364-1108
SUNDAY
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper)
Sunday M ass......................................8:00 am
St. Francis Xavier (Live Oak)
Sunday Mass............ ................... 9:30 am
Sunday (Spanish) Mass................12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Mass...............................7:00 pm
THURSDAY
Thursday Mass................................. 9:00 am
FRIDAY
Friday M ass..................................... 9:00 am
SATURDAY
Saturday (Vigil) Mass......................5:00 pm
416207-F


ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1391 SW 11th Street, Live Oak
WEDNESDAY
Eucharist & Unction..................... 10:30 am
& 6:00 pm
THURSDAY
Eucharist............................................7:00 am
SUNDAY
Eucharist........ ............................. 9:00 am
Sunday School........................... 9:45 am
Eucharist........................................ 11:00 am
Nursery provided for both services.
Parish hall available for community activities
For more information call (386) 362-1837
The Rev. Donald L. Woodrum Rector
416216-F


TABERNACLE BAPTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Gill Roser 362-7800
Gold Kist Blvd. (across from armory)
SUNDAY
Stinday School.................... ..........10:00 am
Morning Worship............................11:00 am
Evening W orship...............................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Service................. ........7:30 pmin
416217-F
416134-F


Dixie Grill
"Specializing in Steaks & Seafood"
DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS (WITH VEGETABLE)
Open 7 Days 5:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
364-2810 CATERING SERVICE & PRIVATE PARTIES
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vited to attend. Info: 386-362-6383.

Ongoing church meetings

AWANA clubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church
of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.org-
click on children's ministry.
Bethel Creek Baptist Church hosts a singing group at
6 p.m., first Sunday. Church is located at 8945 CR 53, Day.
Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated after the
singing and all are welcome.
Greater Vision Support Group
Greater Vision Support Group meets every Friday at 9:30
a.m. at Christ Central Ministries, 1550 S. Walker Ave.,


Live Oak, FL 32064; Info: 386-208-1345.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday,
6:30 p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive,
Lee; free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited,
bring a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free
will offering and donations taken to benefit the roof build-
ing fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and
pickers, if you want to perform or for more information,
contact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after
6 p.m.
Home Front Ministries
Home Front Ministries holds weekly meetings; offers
spiritual and emotional support to women going through
separation, divorce or a troubled marriage; also, offers in-
dividual 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.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)
A faith-based support group for mothers with infants to
school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other
moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities;
9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, September-
May) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-1583.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth
Center, 12001 NW Seventh 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. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.


MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER
& Melody Christian Academy
Highway 129 South Live Oak, FL
(386) 364-4800
Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults
Services:
Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA)
Wednesday 7:00 pm Adults
Children's Ministry
Revolution Youth Church
Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club
Nursery Available All Services
Pastor Frank C. Davis 416233

CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES
1550 Walker Avenue SE Live Oak, FL
(386) 208-1345
Sunday Morning....................... 10:30 am
Wednesday Night.......................... 7:00 pm
Pastor Wayne Godsmark
Senior Pastor 416239-F


GRACE LUITHERAN CHURCH
Karl R. Stewart Pastor
9989 CR 136 (Duval St.) 2 miles East from red light
SUNDAY
Bible Class.......................................9:30 am
Worship Service........................... 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .................................... 7:30 pm
386-364-1851 416242-F


LIVE OAK CHURli OF
^ THE NAZAREDVIJ1
915 ChurchAve., SW 1 Block' of vayo
Road North of High School
Rev. Louis J. Medaris
SUNDAY
Sunday School........................ .........9:45 am
Morning Worship............................11:00 am
Evening Worship............ .............6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Evening Prayer Meeting..................7:00 pm
"A Church on the Move"
416245-F



LIVE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST
Minister: Craig Williams
Home: (386) 362-6409
1497 Irvin (S.R. 51)
P.O. Box 281 Live Oak, FL 32060
Church: (386) 364-5922
Bible Classes................................ ....10:00 am
Morning Worship.............................11:00 am
Evening Worship...............................6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Class...................7:00 pm
Featuring Mentoring Program for Youth
416251-F
LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
Corner of Hamilton and Ohio Aves.
(Hwy. 129 N)
(386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614
www.liveoakchristian.org
SUNDAY
Sunday School.............................. 10:00 am
Family Worship............................ 11:00 am
Evening Worship............................ 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study...................................... 7:00 pm
416247-F


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.SA
421 White Avenue, Live Oak
(386) 362-3199
Pastor Shirley Mergan
SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................... .... 9:45 am
W orship................................................. 1:00 am
Communion First Sunday of every month
416255-F


COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-2323
SUNDAY
9:45 AM Sunday School
for children, youth and adults
11:00 AM Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY
5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal
6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children,
Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study
7:30 PM Choir Practice
Randy Wilding, Pastor
A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaimihg,
People-loving, Family Church 416254-F


COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD
Headquarters: Anderson, Indiana
10639 US Hwy. 129 S., Live Oak
386-364-4484
Minister, Rev. James Frye, Jr. 386-362-7689
Pastoral Care, Rev. Wilber Hatch 386-364-5740
Sunday School..... .. .............. ........... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship................ 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Mid-Week Service................7:00 p.m.
416314-F
LIVE OAK FIRST
..... n. ASSEMBLYEOF GQD ,v .... :,
13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL
Rev. Donald Suggs
362-2189
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................ 9:30 am
Children's Church..............:..................... 10:30 am
M orning W orship........................................ 10:30 am
Evening Worship........................................ 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night................................. 7:30 pm
416303-F
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD
9828 US Hwy 129 South
Rev. Fred R. Watson 362-2483
Web: www.liveoakchurchofgod.com
SUNDAY
Sunday School..... ..................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship.......................1...10:38 am
Children's Church...... .............. 10:38 am
Childrens Choir.................................5:30 pm
Evening Worship.................. ..6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Pre-service Meal.............................. 5:45 pm
Family Training Hour......................7:00 pm
Preschool Classes, Boys Clubs, Girls
Clubs, V.I.B.E. Youth Church, Young
Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class
FRIDAY
Prayer at the Gates of the City........... 7:00 8:15 am
416256-F


DOWUNG PARK CHURCH OF GOD
23500 CR 250, Live Oak, FL
386-658-3151
Pastor Lavon Caraway
SERVICE TIMES
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.......................... 11:00 a.m.
Children's Church......................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening..............................6:30 p.m.
Wed. Family Night..........................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer................................9:00 a.m.
Nursery provided on Sunday 416317-F


LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Brandon White
11239 SR 51. Live Oak, FL 32071
364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish
SATURDAY SERVICES
Sabbath School.................................................... 9:15 am
D evine.................................. ........................ I1 1:00 am
TUESDAY
Worship & Tuesday Night
Prayer M eting.................................................... 7:00 p.m .
416281-F


5300 CR 136A, Live Oak
Phone (386) 362-5595
Pastor Karl Wiggins
SUNDAY
Celebration of Joy -
New Contemporary Service................................. 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School -Adults &Young Children ..........9:30 a.m.
Choir Practice......................................................... 10:30 a.m.
Traditional Service ............................................... 11:00 a.m .
Adult Bible Classes'. .';.,:..:. ... 1 .......... ... .11:00 a.m.
Sunday School'- YoA t.lk.i.. .... t:;, .; ,:: .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service !:.. ... .. ..... .....7:00 p.m.
MONDAY
Prayer Service................................7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY
Praise Team Rehearsal .... ............... ............ 7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Youth Group Service............................................ 5:30 p.m.
Pastor Bible Study...................................................7:00 p.m .
"Enter to Worship.... Depart to Service"
416285-F
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
311 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak 362-2047
Pastor Jim Wade
"COME WORISIIP WITHIN US"
SUNDAY
Early Worship.......... ................. 8:30 am
Opening Assembly..............................9:30 am
Sunday School......................................9:45 am
Morning Worship...............................11:00 am
WEDNESDAY
Children's Choirs........................... 5:30 pm
SPY (kindergarten grade 5)...............6:00 pm
Youth M eeting..................................... 6:00 pm
Adult Handbells....................................6:00 pm
Men's Crusaders....................................7:00 pm
Chancel Choir......................... .........7:30 pm
Nursery available Sunday
8:30 and 11:00 services 416291-F


lOPJ.* 4flR U U U D ER


Your body is a temple
Many of us treat our bodies more like a garbage can than a
temple. We eat and drink all manner of unhealthy substances,.
we fail to get the proper rest and exercise that we need, and
we generally neglect our health until we don't have it.
We know a lot more about how to keep our bodies.
healthy than they did in Biblical times, and yet,
ironically, more people are obese than ever before,
simply because we eat too much and exercise too
little. Sadly, much of modern-day illness and death
are due to preventable causes, such as using
tobacco or misusing alcohol, poor diet and
inactivity, or simply not wearing seat belts. God did
not give our bodies to be squandered or defiled, and
if we engage in bad habits which wear out or destroy
our body before its time, we are neglecting this
wonderful gift from God. So, we should take
care of our body: eat right, exercise daily, and
get plenty of rest. We will probably find that the
spirit that dwells within us will be a lot happier
once we start taking better care of our temple.
And, we should remember that it's not just what
goes into our body that defiles it, but also, the
behaviors which come out of it.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the
Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?
You are not your own; you were bought with a
price. So glorify God in your body.
R.S.V. 1 Corinthians 6:19'20


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NEW HARMONY UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
160th St.
(Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)
Pastor: Stan Posey
Phone (386) 776-1806
SUNDAY
Sunday Worship.............................. 9:30 ari
Bible Study.......................................10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Women's Bible Study....................0......10 am
416289-F
WELLBORN UNITED
METHODIST
12005 CR 137
963-2154 -963-3071
Pastor James Messer
Music: Geiger Family
SUNDAY
Sunday School........................... 10:00 am
Worship Service............................ 11:00 am
Evening Vespers.......................................6:00 pm
@ Huntsville UMC, Lake Jeffery Road
TUESDAY
Prayer Intercession at the Alter
7:00 am, Noon and at 7:00 pm
Church is opened all day, Everyone is. welcome
McLeran Memorial Library
Tuesday 9:30 am to 11:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .............................................7:00 pm
416293-F
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WESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH: 262 crosses to represent the number of abortions performed each day in the State of Florida.
Sunday, Jan. 20 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday at Westwood Baptist Church Photo: Bill Thrasher


SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY: Westwood Update:
Crosses represents 262 abortions per day in Florida. Photo: Bill
Thrasher


SANCTITY 'OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY: Pictured, I to r, Peggy Phillips, Westwood Baptist
Church Pastor Dr. Jimmy Deas and Sandra Frier place 262 crosses to represent the number of
abortions performed each day in the State of Florida. Sunday, Jan. 20 is Sanctity of Human Life
Sunday at Westwood Baptist Church. Photo: Bill Thrasher


SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY: Westwood Update:
Sanctity of Life Sunday Jan. 20. Photo: Bill Thrasher


What does it mean to be 'blessed'?


Prisoner to hope


Heart Matters
By Angle Land


Bless you...in the south you can
pretty much count on hearing that if
you happen to sneeze in public. We
bless lots of things down here: our
food at mealtime...we have wall
hangings to bless our homes...you can
6ven criticize someone if you,
properly bless him or her first: "She is
having a bad hlair day...bless her
heart!" Why, I have even heard of
someone confronting another and
calling it "blessing them out!" Makes
you wonder how "blessed" they felt
after that was over...where does all
this come from?
A legend holds that in the Middle
Ages it was believed that a persons
heart stops when they sneeze, and the
phrase "bless you" is meant to ensure
the return of life or to encourage their
heart to continue beating. Webster's
Dictionary defines the word bless as
to "invoke divine care for: to wish
prosperity or happiness upon." I
guess it would be considered
prosperous for your heart to keep
beating...probably make you pretty
happy too!


The Bible has a lot to say about
being blessed. In fact the Hebrew
word for blessed in the Old Testament
actually means "happy." Since
happiness is something we all spend
our lives looking for, it would be
worth our effort to hear what the
Bible says makes us blessed. Psalm
1:1-2 says this:
"Blessed is the man who does not
walk in the counsel of the ungodly or
stand in the way of sinners or sit in
the seat of mockers. But his delight is
in the law of the Lord and on His law
he meditates day and night."
These verses begin by telling us
what not to do in order to be happy:
first of all, we are not to walk in the
counsel of the ungodly. A person who
does not fear or respect God is
considered ungodly, and we are
instructed to be careful not to take
advice nor be influenced by those
who make their life choices "looking
out for number one." "Standing in the
way of sinners" refers to placing
yourself among those who know they
are doing wrong and have every
intention of continuing what they are
doing. If we stay in their company
very long, we risk losing our
perspective that what they are doing is
wrong and find ourselves joining in.
This is a short step away from "sitting
in the seat of mockers". We get
comfortable and move right in with
them, no longer just following their
lead, but now encouraging others to
follow ours. The thing is that I believe
no one sitting in the "mocker's seat"
made it their goal to end up there. I
mean really that is just not our
ambition in life, to go the wrong
direction and take others with us. So
how do we get there? We arrive by
not having a standard to live by...a
standard to base our life decisions on
and we get pushed and pulled in every


direction.
God gives us the answer to this in
the second part of this verse...to find
our delight in His Word. Hear it, read
it and-ponder it until we know how to
make right decisions. Having a
standard to live by makes the way
clearer and the decisions easier. This
brings relief, peace, and happiness.
Makes us blessed. Like our hearts
continuing to beat after a
sneeze...after all they really do matter!
Blessings, Angie
Heart Matters is a weekly column
written by Angie Land, Director of
the Family Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Association, where
she teaches bible studies, leads
marriage and family conferences and
offers biblical counseling to
individuals, couples and families.
Contact Angie with questions or
comments at
angieland3@windstream.net


Ongoing church meetings

Fellowship of Christian
Cowboys meeting
Fellowship of Christian Cow-
boys meeting; 5:30 p.m.; first
Saturday; SRRC Arena in Bran-
ford; and 5:30 p.m., second Sat-
urday; Suwannee County Colise-
um Arena, Live Oak.
"Coming to terms with your
divorce"
First Baptist Church of Live
Oak, Howard Street; nine-week
course, "Coming to Terms with
Your Divorce;" Info: 386-362-
1583.
Wanted Wanted Wanted!
Pregnancy Crisis Center, 112
Piedmont Street, Live Oak needs
volunteers. Info: 386-330-2229.


By Derek Maul
Typically I'm a writer
who avoids using other
people's ideas. But then
this week I ran into a
citation that simply blew
me away.
I heard the phrase in a
Rob Bell sermon. Bell is
pastor of the huge Mars
Hill Bible Church in Grand
Rapids, Michigan. He
attributed the quote to
Princeton professor Cornell
West. The words first
emerged when West was
asked if he was optimistic
about the future.
"The categories of
optimism and pessimism
no longer exist for me;"
West replied. "I am a
prisoner of hope."
What a liberating and
provocative context for
faith-based living. The
quote is liberating
inasmuch as West turns
conventional wisdom on its
head. Authentic hope
challenges me to live out of
a compelling faith-based


reality that effectively
looses the chains of
circumstantial and reactive
living.
And the quote is
provocative inasmuch as
such a declaration reveals
disquieting truth about me.
It indicts my deficiency in
active belief. It raises the
question, "What might my
life look like if I eschewed
ideas such as optimism and
pessimism, and if I really
did live as if hope was the
root of my ongoing story?"
We all live out of a
central story, and the truth
of that story is typically
revealed when life does not
go according to plan. "It's
not what happens," my
wife Rebekah often says;
"it's how you respond."
What core story is revealed
in the way that I respond?
The good news is that we
can write new stories, and
we can make the decision
to live out of hope. In fact,
the author of the Greatest
Story Ever Told promised
to write hope directly into
our souls. "Ask and it will
be given to you; seek and
you will find; knock and
the door will be opened to
you. For everyone who
asks receives; he who seeks
finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will be
opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
Catch up with Derek
Maul's blog at:
"www.amazon.com/gp/bl
og/post/PLNK2HXRVRNA
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Getting through the longest month of the year


By the Rev. James L. Snyder
Some things in life seem like
they will never end, they just drag
on and on with no sign of running
out of steam. Maybe it is simply
me, but I find I have a limited
amount of steam these days, par-
ticularly concerning certain things.
This baffles me because I am in
more hot water these days than
ever before. I suppose steam is not
what it used to be.
Nothing is quite what it used to
be.
For example, the mailbox at the
end of my driveway is a lot farther
away than it used to be. It takes a
lot longer for me to walk to the
mailbox and return. One day I
tried counting the steps to the
mailbox but halfway I lost count
and had to start counting all over
again. I am not absolutely sure
about this but according to my lat-
est count there are more steps re-
turning from the mailbox than go-
ing out to it. Someone is messing
with my mind on this, I am quite
sure.
Is it just me or is there more
junk mail than ever before?
Another thing I cannot quite ex-
plain is that the Gracious Mistress
of the Parsonage and Yours Truly
are going to bed earlier than be-
fore. Back in "the day," we were
quite the night owls enjoying long
evenings filled with activity and
endless chatter. Now, it is a differ-


ent bedtime story.
"What time is it?" I asked my
wife the other evening.
"It's 8:30, why?"
"'So, I guess it's too early to go
to bed," I yawned.
Not only am I going to bed ear-
lier, but also morning comes a lot
earlier than before. Someone is
messing with my alarm clock
causing it to go off earlier. I re-
member the time when I used to
get up before the alarm clock.
Now, it taunts me way before I am
ready to roll out of the sack. It
takes me 10 hours to get the rest I
used to get in 6 hours. Even then, I
have only half the energy I had a
few years ago.
I could jump out of bed and in a
few minutes have a shower, shave,
gulp down my breakfast and I was
out the door. Now, it takes me that
long to think about getting out of
bed. Here is something I do not
understand. I have less hair now,
but it takes me longer to comb it
and after combing there is more
hair in the sink than on top of Ole
Smokey. What's that
all about?
I think Mother Na-
ture and Father Time
are playing jokes on
me and I, for one, do
not appreciate this
level of levity. It is a
conspiracy of contrary
proportions. They


should employ their talents in
more productive areas like fixing
the month of January.
Have you noticed that January is
the longest month of the year? I do
not remember it always being that
way, but lately I have noticed it
takes me an equivalent of 90 days
to get through January's 31 days.
January has only one holiday,
Martin Luther King Day. Outside
of that, there is nothing to cele-
brate making it the longest month
of the year. Somebody needs to
come up with some scheme to in-
troduce holidays to celebrate in
January. I would, but I do not have
the energy or the time I used to
have.
The month starts bad and pro-
gressively gets worse. New Year's
Day is the shoddiest holiday in the
entire year. It does not even have a
proper name; New Year's Day.
What kind of a name is that? Such
a drab and boring name sets the
tone for the rest of the month.. I
guess people stay up so late the
night before they have no energy


for New Year's Day.
If you stop to think about it, the
first thing we do on New Year's
Day is to drop a big ball. This sets
the tone for everybody to drop the
ball in everything and it takes the
entire month to get over this mind-
set. Some do not escape this pos-
ture.
January is the only month en-
-couraging people to lie to them-
selves. Someone gave it a fancy
name hoping to conceal the ven-
om; New Year's Resolutions. This
plagues me with pledges I have no
intention of keeping. No other"
month is quite as devastating to
personal integrity.
Somewhere along the line some-
one jinxed resolutions. For exam-
ple, if your resolution is to lose
weight during the New Year you
will in fact, gain weight. No mat-
ter what your resolution is, it al-
ways turns out the opposite. In or-
der to lose weight your resolution
must be framed in this way, "I
vow to gain 25 pounds this com-
ing year." This confuses the person


behind these resolutions and the
opposite goes into action. Of
course, if you do gain the weight
you have the satisfaction of fulfill-
ing a personal promise.
However, I like the way the
Bible puts it. "When thou vowest
a vow unto God, defer not to pay
it; for he hath no pleasure in fools:
pay that which thou hast vowed.
Better is it that thou shouldest not
vow, than that thou shouldest vow
and not pay." (Ecclesiastes 5:4-5
KJV).
The best way to get through the
longest month of the year is one
day at a time. The best way to get
through a day is to begin the day
with God.
The Rev. James L. Snyder is
pastor of the Family of God Fel-
lowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala,
FL 34472. He lives with his wife,
Martha, in Silver Springs Shores.
Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-
mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The
church web site is www.whatafel-
lowshifP.com.


On the nature


of change


By David Matier
i If there is a word that
people are getting tired
of hearing it is probably
the word "change."
One thing you can'be
sure of is change! Maybe
this is what they call an
Oxy-moron, but the only
constant is change (I've
never seen that written
anywhere but I don't
think this preacher is the
first to come up with the
saying). No matter who
is elected as president,
there will be change.
But when comments
are made such as, "The
only constant is change"
we are talking about
transient things. Not
about the Truths of God's
Word. God's Word never
changes and can always
be counted on as a
pivotal point for your
life. All the decisions
you make, whether you
are a politician running
for the presidency of this
great nation or a citizen
applying for a job at
McDonalds, should be
based on the TRUTH of
God's Word; His Word,


including the Ten
Commandment (Exodus
20:1-17, repeated in
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 -
"Deuteronomy" means
"second giving of the
Law").
Maybe this is what
President Bush meant
when he said a person
running for the office of
president must stand on
unchanging principles
and then asked the
contenders for the office
of the president to speak
regarding the principles
they stand on. The
American people have
put them in a position
where they are probably
petrified of saying, "I
stand on the principles of
the Word of God, the
Holy Bible," because
then they would have to
explain how their belief
in the Bible would affect
their position on foreign
policy, etc. If the
American people were
faipiliar with the Bible
they would have a much
better idea of how the
Bible would affect the
outlook of their leaders
when it comes to making
decisions. Wouldn't you
rather have someone
who believes the Ten
Commandments making
decisions for you -than
someone who believes in
the theory of Relativism
(whatever works at the
particular time If a lie
helps the cause go
ahead and lie, etc.).


Ongoing church meetings

Community Christian Center Food Assistance Program
Community Christian Center Food Assistance Program,
five miles west of 1-75 on US 90, on the north side of the
road; open to the public; Info: 386-6113. "Faith without
works is dead" James 2:26.
Home Front Ministries Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Wellborn
Church of God; open to all women; 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.
Info: 386-963-4903.
Live Oak Church of God "Prayer at the City Gates"
Live Oak Church of God holds "Prayer at the City Gates,"
every Friday, 7-8:15 a.m., 9828 US 129 South and the round-
about. Info: 386-362-2483.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church ALPHA
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 Eleventh Street, Live
Oak; ALPHA; nursery; youth program; open to anyone,
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Info: 386-362-1837.


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summer with the in ground pool and promise
to do ALL the cooking on the outdoor patio
with grill! MLS 63164 Call Sharon Selder
386-365-1203
LAND AND MORE!
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 3/2 home in
West Lake City on 1.5 acres. Large garage
offers opportunity for apartment. MLS 64059
Cal Margaret Quigley 386-935-2556
5 ACRES Great place to relax withpaved
frontageplanted pines and quiet country living.
$75,000 Owner financing posible. MLS 63639
Call Linda Roddenberry 386-590-0275


20 Acres priced to sell at $5,950 per acre.
MLS# 55202

One Acre Parcels near town.
Manufactured homes are allowed. Call for
details. MLS#49418.
www.sugarmillfarms.com

River Property- 12 acres with 1,600' of
river frontage. Secluded and surrounded by
Suwannee River Water Management
property. Priced at $299,500. MLS#61924


Carriage Place- paved road frontage with
several homesites to choose from. Call for
more information. MLS#48460.
www.carriageplace.biz

FOR RENT: Professional office space with
1,296 sq.ft. Call for details.

HORIZON PLANTATION- 1,020 acres
with outbuildings and a couple of houses.
Some pasture, 20 acre lake, timberland.
Wildlife is abundant. Located in growth area,
paved road frontage. Has future development
potential. $5,950 per acre. MLS#60841


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HVAC is less than 2 years old and the roof is less than a year old. ENJOY YOUR screen porch and pool in this beautiful brick home.
There is an attached guest cottage with a separate entrance, would Built in 1994 this 3Bd/2Ba 1984 sq.ft. home sits on 5 acres. Has
make a great rental! A bay window overlooks the pool and great back outside storage space. Huge family room, spilt floor plan and home
yard. There is a private/separate well for the pool and sprinkler system. doesn't look it's age. $324,800. 8922 122nd Street Live Oak
201 Gay Street $199,900. MLS# 53368 MLS#59037
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I ne first property is me "oia Suwannee insurance nome office. in
is hard wired for communications and I.T. Networks. This office is
ready to go. Suwannee insurance in now in their new home office
at 1720 Ohio Ave. N., Live Oak, and this property has been
declared surplus. This property can be used as one large office, or
it is already set up for 2 separate offices.
Lot 5, Overlook park is the most prestigious business park in
Suwannee County, Located on US 129 N, (Ohio, Ave N.), It
conists of 2.04,acres with 205.35 feet on Ohio Ave. N. Lot 3 is
also available that is contiguous with lot 5, consists of .69 acres
and has 130' frontage on Park Place Street. The property is zoned
Cl. This is perfect for an office, restaurant, and retail store or.strip,
mall. This is a rapid growth area of SuwanneeCounty, -with new*
town houses and apartments.
2 lots in Hidden Oaks subdivision, one with paved road frontage.
Nice homes in the area and close to Live Oak. Both lots together
total 4.52 acres with 330" on 147th Rd. (paved). This property is
nicely wooded and has both deer and turkey in the area. A good
investment or a nice place to build a home.
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A MUST SEE! In town close to shopping, doctors,;schools, library, etc.
Updated home w/ many extras. Peaceful area, friendly community. 3/2
garage $199,500. Call Elizabeth Pineda, 688-2656 MLS#64034
Go South on Ohio to Marymac St, left to Gay St, right on Martha St,
-home on right.
NICE CORNER LOT in Mayo. This wooded lot cafi be divided into 2
buildable lots. Don't miss this one- priced right. $25,000., Call Irvin Dees,
208-4276MLS#63362
4 ACRE LOT zoned Commercial Shopping Center located in city. Call
RonniePoole for more information 208-3175 MLS#62142


3+ ACRES and a 1996 triple-wide Palm Harbor mobile home over
2000 sq ft of living space; large deck with handicap access,
workshop, storage shed, gazebo with fish pond/water fountain on
front comer of large lot. $135,000. Call Sandra Jerrells at 364-8133.
MLS#61476
ONE. OF A KIND-. this lot features a spring head on. the N end and
large springhead on West side, of property that runs all the way to the
river, plus a 150' of frontage on the river. A must see, this lot is'
beautiful, won't last long. $169,500. Call Irvin Dees, 208-4276 or Ric
Donovan, 590-1298 MLS#60725


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LARGE 2.42 ACRE WATERFRONT LOT BEAUTIFUL 2.5 acre 2006 3/2 stilt home on
Large 2.42 acre waterfront lot. A good buy at the Suwannee River. House has bamboo
this price or a beautiful site for you riverfront flooring, elee. stove, side-by'side (rldge,
home. Scattered houses already in the area' stacked W/D, compactor, pantry, oak
Septic, well, power pole and.large, well- cabinets, microwave and disposal. RV dump,
constructed covered pavilion already in place. and horse shoe pit located on the property.
$140,000 MLS# 64008 Walk down lighted path to dock at river. Blue
W, IL_ 7 springs visible from dock. Ask for Dorothy
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1.54 AhRES Large woooeo iot across tne
street from the Suwannee River in
Hatchbend area of Lafayette County. Very
motivated seller, make an offer $20,000
MLS#60063
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looks like new Inside and comes completely
furnished, including all appliances and water
softener. Great screened front porch with
handicap ramp up to home. Clean 10x10
storage shed and pump house. Quiet.
peaceful area with lots(l) of deer, turkey and
other wildlife. Two-car carport. Low taxes.
Sellers very motivated. $144,9001 MLS
#56204.20% down at 8% interest for 20
years.


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been cut over. Existing growth Is natural.
SubdivIdable 1 dwelling per 5 acres.
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FREE Pick-up Monrt -Sat 386-867-
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RESTURANT EQUIPMENT FOR
SALE Commercial upright glass
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Sell $700. Commrcial 36" Gas Flat
Steel Griddle. New $1500 Sell
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LAND AVAILABLE AT UNBELIEVEABLE LOW PRICES
Owner/Broker
5 ACRE parcels on paved road near Dowling Park $49,000 limited number
available
5 ACRE parcels west of Live Oak on paved road $79,500 MLS #55171
19.35 ACRES located west of Live Oak, ideal country homesite, only $5,950 per acre
-MLS #55199
10 ACRE PARCELS on paved road in' Union County close to Providence. with
scattered pines, convenient to Lake City and Gainesville $7,500 per acre
67.9 ACRES UNION COUNTY open land with paved and graded road frontage -
ideal homesite $5,500 per acre
237 (+/-) ACRES UNION COUNTY farm with old farmhouse, pecan orchard
and thinned planted pines. Land use permits I dwelling unit per acre on a portion of
property. $5,000 per acre
612.80 ACRES UNION COUNTY located close to Palestine Lake with planted
pines of various ages, improvements include small brick home and pole bam. $5,000
per acre owner will divide with price adjustment
For more information on these properties and others in our inventory, call
BAYNARD WARD, CHUCK DAVIS or KATRINA BLALOCK at 1-800-805-7566.
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through two'years. 1/4 mile from
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Secondary
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Home Study Program. No
classes to attend. Free Brochure.
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Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services
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Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 2/4/2008.
Call 386-755-4401
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Sale
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HAVANESE PUPPIES AKC
House Raised, Colors: 2 Black &
White, 1 White, 1 Sable. Excellant
Blood Line. 386-362-5101
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NEO MASTIFF PUPPY
Mahogany Family raised, great
blood line, lots of wrinkles, very
large. 386-867-1767

Pets for Free
BLACK AND WHITE LARGE
DOG, Male, Short Hair rounded off
face. Possibly Lab Mix.Good with
people, kid friendly.Walks on
leash. 386-776-2193
BOXERS, TWO FEMALE.
(Shenangan) 4 yr. shey, preferrs
older person. (Juju) 3 yr; out going.
H/W prev. Both Spayed,
Contract 850-929-4350
JACK RUSSELL/FOX TERRIER
Mix. 1.1/2 yr. old female. Very calm
& house broken. Must be an
indoor pet. Preferrably an older
couple. Call 386-364-8021




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Garage/Yard Sales
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Sat Jan. 19th, 7 AM til?.
Southern Paint & Collision corner
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Houses for Rent
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Jennings.3/2 $675 (2 Acres)
Dowling Park/Mayo 4/2 $750
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O'Brien 3/2 $750 (2 Acres)
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Brick, In Live Oak. $850 mo, 1st,
Last, Sec. Only serious inquiry pis.
Call 386-362-6556 Ask for
Amanda
Mobile Homes for Rent
FOR RENT 3BD/2BA w/carport
on 5 acres, close to town. $550 mo
w/dep. No Pets.
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
Huge, 2001. 4bd/2ba on quiet,
peaceful 5 acres with a 2 stall
barn. $900/mth plus sec dep. Call
321-636-0779 or 321-403-5793
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MOVE IN SPECIAL 2 & 3 BR
starting at $300.00 to $350.00 a
month plus deposit. Please call
(386) 364-7660 for more details.
TRIPLEWIDE MH IN LIVE OAK
2Bd/1 Ba, on 4 Acres, $650 mo,
1st, Last & $100 Deposit. 1Bd/1Ba
efficiency incl. Property completely
fenced. 386-208-2384
Commercial for Rent
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GREAT COMMERCIAL
LOCATION 10249 US 129 S, Live
Oak. 4000 sq ft shop/warehouse
with offices. Annual lease.
386-842-2006
Office Space for Rent
FOR RENT OFFICE SPACE
in. the downtown area. $600 per
month. Call Ronnie Poole at Poole
Realty, 386-362-4539
FOR RENT OFFICE BUILDING
with 1,440 sq. ft. Has been used
as medical office. $1,250 per
month.. Call Ronnie at Poole
Realty.' 3.86-362-4539

OFFICE SPACE' FOR RENT
Excellent location, newly- utiilt.
1426 NE Canyon Ave, Live Oak
(Hwy 129 N) near Family Focus
Eye Care. Two spaces available,
each. have 1400 sq -ft. Please call
(386) 755-9457


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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Great location near school, next to
The Dance Shop in Live Oak.
386-362-1906
OFFICE WITH 2,100 SQ FT.
Located in Live Oak for rent. For
further information call Poole
Realty at 386-209-1766
Wanted to Rent
WANTED: 1 or 2 bedroom house
or trailer. 61 year old widow, have
references. Call 386-344-5811.
Homes for Sale,
FirstDay
HOME 3BD/2BA Completely
remodeled. Underground storm
shelter with light. New walls
throughout, wiring, A/C Laminate
Floors, French Doors, Light
Fixtures, Windows. Beautiful
Master Suite, Walk in closet, Slate
Tile Bathroom. Lg. .59. acre lot
w/two out buildings, over sized
garage, privacy fence. $154,500 in
Jasper. Call Aleta DeMarco 386-
658-1131 or 386-209-2300

HOME ON 5 WOODED LOTS.
2bdrm/lfull bath, 1 half bath on
t.3 acres +/-, 8561 288th st.,
Branford, ir the Cove. $83,500.
Contact: Tonya 386-590-0352

LOVELY 4BR, 21/2BATH, 2400
square foot home on approx. 2
acres in Perry, Fla a small rural
town approx.' 50 miles SE of
Tallahassee. Beautiful pool and
patio area with tall privacy fence,
azebo with hot tub. Reduced -
239,000. 'Call 386-658-3378 or
cell 386-208-2589. (fsbo)

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Under $100,000!!! Nice 3 BR 1 BA,
1,200 SF site built home on .26
acres. Great location in Live Oak city
limits.-$99,900. Call Maston-Crapps
at Daniel Crapps Agency, Inc.
(Realtor) 386-365-1444.
Mobile Homes for Sale
FirstDay
NOBILITY 1994 28 X 64
3Bd/2Ba, Spacious, Bright, Lots of
windows. $19,500 (850)879-7095 /
(850) 973-2353
WHY RENT? I can sell you a new
quad plex modular home, rent one
side out and LIVE FREE!
CASH TALKS I love cash deals,
and will give you the very best
price on New or Used MOBILE
HOMES. I really want your
business 386-719-0044
REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME
2007 3Bd/2Ba doublewide $500.
down $396.58 per month.
INCLUDES setup, skirting, steps
and a/c 386-365-5129
OWN A NEW Manufactured Home
or MODULAR home for as little as
$500. down 386-288-4560
TWELVE PERCENT RETURN ON
YOUR .'MONEY! GOOD-
MORTGAGES FOR SALE (NO.
BROKERS PLEASE) 100%
BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
STEVE @ 386-365-8549
FIRSTTIMEBUYERS PROGRAM
$2,500 DOWN AND $650 PER
MONTH! NO CREDIT NEEDED
FOR APPROVAL! 386-288-4560
NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOMES
900 to 4,000 sq ft. SINGLE'OR 2
STORY $2,500 DOWN! 386-303-
1557
THREE BED/TWO BATH 10%
DOWN $595 MONTH OWNER
WILL CONSIDER FINANCING
386-288-4560
LAND HOME PACKAGE $0
DOWN If you want a new home
and have OK credit 5.875% FIXED


-FOR RENT-

2 or 3 BR

Singlewide

mobile home,

Central H/A.

First month's

rent plus deposit
to move in.

Water, sewer &

garbage included.

No pets.
386-330-2567
41570 F'
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Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for

Larry Olds

386-362-2720
416588-F


RATE w.a.c. 386-303-1557
FACTORY DIRECT PRICES
ON MOBILE AND MODULAR
HOMES CALL RICK 386-719-
0044
Move in FAST! New Modular
3Bd/2Ba. Home on land 20%
down and ONLY $836.51 mo.
386-288-4560
FOR SALE 2bd/ 2ba home on 1
full acre, paved frontage, fenced-in
yard, covered. parking,, little to-no
money down. Call Lynn @ 386-
365-5129
SALE sale SALE! New
doublewide;4Bd/2Ba $2,500 down
and ONLY $493.77 per mo!
Includes SET UP, Central a/c
STEPS, skirting, SALES TAX,
TAG, TITLE AND CLOSING
COST! 386-365-5129.
OWNER FINANCE, I only finance
people who can NOT GET BANK
FINANCING! Example: NEW 4
Bd/2Ba DOUBLEWIDE home
using your paid for land as equity
ZERO DOWN and $789 per mo.
386-365-8549.

Vacation Property
A FREE BROCHURE At Western
Carolina Real Estate we offer the
best Mountain Properties in North
Carolina. Homes and Land,
available. Call 1-800-924-2635.
www.WesternCarolinaRE.com

AAAH! Affordable Mountain
Homes Murphy, NC Land,
Hornes & Cabins on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams Free
Brochures 877-837-2288 Exit
Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com

BECOME PART OF THE
TENNESSEE LAND BOOM! No
investment! Great second
income. Well established
developer will train on how to earn
-thousands. Mr. Rose 1-888-452-
6386.
HANDYMAN SPECIAL New
Ranch w/4 bedrooms, 2 bath, in
drywall stage. Sits on 2 acres
near Athens, OH. $79,900.
Owner Financing 740-260-2282

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
New Log Cabin shell on 2 wooded
acres only $99,900. Free
Brochure of Mountain & Riverfront
acreage. E-Z Financing. For free
info 1-828-652-8700
TENNESSEE 5 to 3000+/- AC
With Majestic Mountain Views and
Creek Frontage Atop the Beautiful
Cumberland Plateau Excellent
Development Property Starting at
$5,000 Per Acre 931-946-2697

www.acreageinv.com 866-550-
5263 Affordable Country
Acreage! Sell Land in Ohio,
Tennessee, North & South
Carolina. *Warranty Deed
*Clean Title *Good Survey. We
Take The Worries Out!

Buildings for Sale
STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 Only
25x30, 30x40, 40x60, 45x72 Must
-Move Now! Will Sell for Balance
Owed/Free Deliveryl 1-800-211 -
9593 x22
Lots

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FOR SALE BY OWNER 2. acres
on 349; O'Brien, Suwannee Co,
$15,000, Financing available.
386-935-2301

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FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 acres, 5
Mi. S. of Jennings Exit, Hamilton
Co, $15,000 Financing Available
386-935-2301




Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720




FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO

MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE
INCLUDED.
NO PETS

386-330-2567
416508-F


FREE NORTH FLORIDA LAND
LIST 1 to 350AC low as
$6,200/ac. Wooded, cleared,
restricted / Unrestricted. Close to
rivers, springs, Natl Forest.
Owner financing. 800-294-2313 X
2373 A Bar Sales Inc. 7-days
7am-7pm
KENTUCKY *3 acres w/pond.
$24,900. 35 acres riverfront
$99,000. *56 acres riverfront,
$116,000. *1500 acres hunters
paradise, incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. $1895/acre. 1-
270-791-2538
www.ActionOutfitter.com
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
10 Ac, North of Mayo, $80,000
GILCHRIST COUNTY
20 acre, $135,000
SUWANNEE COUNTY
5 acres, $54,900
OWNER FINANCING
1-941-778-7980 EXT: 7565
www.landcallnow.com

LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/ deep dockable water.
Huge winter savings on gorgeous
wooded acreage. Boat directly,to
Gulf of Mexico! Must see!
Excellent financing. Call about
."No Closing Costs" special 1-800-
564-5092, x. 957
NC LAND: 7.6acs. Near
Raleigh/Durham. Huge creek.
Perks, state road. Buy now, retire
later. By Owner: $49,990. We'll
Fly You Here! Pics: 919-693-
8984; owner@newbranch.com
OWNER FINANCE
3/2 DWMH with family room
addition, on 1 acre. 7852 137th PI.
Live Oak, FL Call 386-867-0048.


Acreage
BIG OHIO ACREAGE By Owner,
21+ acres, beautiful, gently rolling
property. Partly wooded, scenic,
comes with old two story
farmhouse. House not livable,
needs work! Near Zanesville, OH
$64,900. Owner Financing. 740-
489-9146
CENTRAL GEORGIA 5 AC -
$16,900, 15 AC $35,900
Wooded tracts, county roads, easy
commute to 1-16 404-362-8244
St. Regis Paper 'Co.
www:stregispaper.com

FirstDay
D/W MOBILE 3BD/2BA ON 4.79
ACRES CH/AC, fpl, porches, barn,
part cleared part wooded near
Wellborn. $115,000 Phone 904-
737-8191 or 904-504-2081
DAWSON, GEORGIA 25 Acres
with 3bdrm/1bath brick, w/30x50
steel building, paved driveway,
$149,500. Additional acreage
available,' $2500 per acre. Good
Hunting. Call 229-679-5165 or
352-638-3039
DRASTICALLY REDUCED!
Private Wooded Parcel with onsite
Boatslip $39,900. Motivated
Seller wants quick sale. Ideal
Climate, situated near Watts Bar
Lake just outside Knoxville, TN,
Spectacular Views, Privacy. E-Z.
terms. Call 866-444-5253
OWNER FINANCE
1981 FIESTA 24x52, 3/2 MH:
Approx 6 ac. Corner of 136th &
80th Terrace in Live Oak. $85K
Call 386-867-0048


BUSINESS


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Apartment for Rent
$397/Mo! 4BR/3BA HUD Home! (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
Auctions
Absolute Auction!! Developer close-out sale. New 1,
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Police Impounds for Sale! 93 Horida Civic $600! 94
Toyota Corolla $800! For listings call (800)366-9813
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Cars for Sale
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500! Tax
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SOUTH CAROLINA Gorgeous
3.8 acres with a beautiful
3BR/2.5BA hand-crafted mountain
cottage on 150' of lake frontage.
Call for more ipfo. 1-864-353-
9363
SOUTH CAROLINA ACREAGE,
Magnificent Country Living! Low
Taxes, No Impact Fee! *Warranty
Deed *Clean Title *Good
Survey. What could be better??
Financing for Everyone! Call
Harold Anytime 803-473-7125

TENNESSEE Developed 1-6 -acre
Homesites. Invest in America's #1
Real Estate Market. Waterfalls,
Lakes, Golf, .Horseback Riding.
Owner financing homesites from
$145 per month. 1-888-811-2168

TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS
ACREAGE Breathtaking Views,
Streams, Cabins. Owner
financing. Call 888-939-2968

WATERFRONT ESTATE LOT,
Orangedale Florida. 52 acres.
.Equestrian and St. Johns River
activities. Upland pasture and
wetlands forest. Permitted for
walkway and dock. $3,160,000
(904) 860-4500

Residential Wanted
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Help Wanted
Advertising Sales Manager National Newspaper
Placement Services (N2PS) is seeking an
experienced sales person with management
experience to lead the sales team. N2PS, a subsidiary
of the Florida Press Association, sells and services
print and online advertising for newspapers.
Successful account management, proven leadership
skills required and an undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience required: Email your,
cover letter, resume. and salary history to:
ihr@n2ps.com. EOE, drug-free workplace.
Advertising Sales Representative'- National
Newspaper Placement Services (N2PS) is seeking an
experienced sales person to sell print, and online
advertising. N2PS, a subsidiary of the Florida Press
Association, sells and services- print and online
advertising for newspapers. Demonstrated success
with previous media sales and an 'undergraduate
degree or equivalent related experience required.
Online sales experience a plus. Email your cover
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EOE, drug-free workplace.
Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus & Paid Orientation
36-43cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Class A and 3 mos recent OTR required
(800)635-8669.
Part-time, home-based internet business. Earn $500-
$1000/month or more. Flexible hours. Training
provided. No selling required. FREE details.
www.K738.com.
Colonial Life,seeks an entrepreneurial professional
with sales management experience to become a
District Manager. A Life/Health license is required.
This opportunity brings with it substantial earning
potential. Please contact: ,
meredith.brewer@coloniallife.com or call (904)424-
5697.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs qualified
drivers for Central Florida- Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no pumps,
great benefits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experience.
WANT HOME MOST WEEKENDS WITH MORE
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Driver: DON'T JUST START YOUR CAREER,
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training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL? Tuition
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Homes For Rent
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $32,100! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For
listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA $397/mo! 3/BR
Foreclosure! $199/mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs
@ 8% apr For Listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
Homes For Sale
Greenville, SC Own a Beautiful, New 3BD/2BA
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Help Wanted
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ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
Suwannee Valley Nursing Center
Jasper, FL. Call Kim Williamson
Between 8am and 2 pm
386-792-7186.

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LPN
One Full Time 10pm to 6am
position and one part time 2pm to
10pm position. Seeking
responsible, professional
individuals. Good working
environment and -competitive
wages. Contact Holly Reed,
Director of Nursing. Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main
St., Mayo, FL 386-394-3300










We're hiring for
Sales

Management

Warehouse

Delivery

This is an exciting
opportunity for part
time or full time work.
In some positions
you can use your
skills to earn a base
wage PLUS
commission.
Benefits available"!


Please apply in person
10550 70th St.
Live Oak
386-364-3514
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Land For Sale
NC Mountains 2 acres with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large public lake nearby,
$69,500. Call now (866)789-8535.
Miscellaneous
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying
Aviation Maintenancp Career. FAA approved
program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement
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business, paralegal, computers, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Financial aid and computer
provided if qualified. Call (866)85'8-2121,
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE JOBS.
$18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID TRAINING,
FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS. CALL (800)910-
9941 TODAY! REF #FL08.
Real Estate
Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on pristine
34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over 800 miles of shoreline.
Call Lakeside Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
KENTUCKY FARM LAND 75 Acres+/- Approx. 35
acres of open land, big creek, paved road, city water.
Located in Owsley County. $150,000 Owner will
consider financing. (828)361-1051 Owner/Agent.
NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES FROM $59,900
MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy sweeping
mountain vistas, a mile of Riverfront, walking/ fitness
trails, and more. Amenities include gated entrance,
lodge & riverside BBQ. Excellent financing available
Call for more info or to schedule tour. (877)890-5253
x 3484 www.seeriverhighlandsnc.com. Offer void
where prohibited by law.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres $44,900 w/deepi
dockable water. Huge winter savings on gorgeous
wooded acreage. Boat directly to Gulf of Mexico!
Must see! Excellent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special (800)564-5092, x 954.
Steel Buildings
BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock Bottom Prices!"
25x30 Now $4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40 $6400.
35x50 $8790. 35x70 $11,990. 40x80 $14,900. Others.
MANUFACTURER DIRECT since 1980... (800)668-
5422.
Tanning Beds For, Sale
WOLFF TANNING BEDS As Low as $28 a month!
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Associates Professor
Practical Nursing
Program
228 Days Grant Funded
Readvertised/Revised
Conduct the learning
experience in the classroom,
laboratory and/or clinical area.
Associate's degree in Nursing
required; bachelor's degree in
nursing or closely related field
preferred. State of Florida
licensed RN or license eligible.
Two years experience as an RN
In an acute care setting.
Individuals without the
bachelor's degree must meet
one of the following
requirements: A) be actively
engaged in a degree program at
the bachelor's level or higher in
nursing or a closely related field;
B) have the equivalent of at
least two full-time academic
years of experience as a
teacher of nursing; or C) have
current certification as an
A.R.N.R in Florida, Computer
literate. Salary based on degree
and experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline:
Open untH filled.
College application and copies
of transcripts required. Position
details and application available
on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:
boettcherg @ lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/ENA/EO
College in Education
& Employment

BROKER WANTED
FOR ACTIVE REAL
ESTATE OFFICE
386-294-2131

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED
For regional and over the road
positions. Minimum of 2 years
experience and clean CDL.
Driver's home every weekend
during seasonal freight, every 10
days during off season. Late
model Peterbilts and Freightliners.
Average salary $50K to $60K. Call
386-364-3250 or 386-590-1980.

CHILD ADVOCATES
2 PT positions available for mature
but active play leaders serving At
risk children and youth. Must be
flexible, reliable and creative team
players. Requires own
transportation and ability to work
evening hours and some
Saturdays. Please fax or email
resume to: 386-719-2758 or
livnleeskyes@.yahoo.com

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dOLLiSION BODY
TECHNICIAN
Experience required. ASE or I-Car
certification preferred. Competitive
salary and benefits. Call 386-623-
9853. Lake City, FL

WAITRESS positions available
immediately at the SOS Cafe at Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park. Apply
in Person. Drug testing and
background screening for all
applicants. 3076 95th Drive, Live
Oak, Florida.


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COMMERCIAL TRUCK
DRIVER II

The Suwannee- County Public
Works Department is currently
recruiting for the position of
Commercial Truck Driver II. This
position will primarily be located at
the landfill. This is semi-skilled
work in the operation of 10-wheel
dump trucks, refuge trucks,
knuckle boom trucks and other
equipment as required. Requires
decisions relative to the
application of various established
rules and procedures, which may
affect quality, accuracy, and safety.
Minimum qualifications require
education equivalent to partial high
school education plus two years
experience in the operation of
large commercial trucks related to
the position; or, an equivalent
combination of training and
experience. Must possess a valid
CDL Class "A" or Class "B" license,
and have a clean record. Entry
rate is $9.02 per hour. Interested
applicants must submit a County
application and a copy of valid
Florida Driver's License to the
Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 362-
6869, no later than 5:00 p.m. on
January 25, 2008. The Suwannee
County Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any- qualified employee or
applicant because of race, color,
national origin, sex, including
pregnancy, age, disability, or
marital status. Spanish speaking
individuals are encouraged to
apply. All applicants subject to a
pre-employment physical.
Successful completion of a drug






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COORDINATOR
INDUSTRIAL
TECHNOLOGY
Grant Funded Position
This is a professional
classification responsible for
assessing and determining
business and industry needs
and providing training programs
to meet those needs. BS degree
in IndustrialNocational
Education; master's degree
preferred. Knowledge of
Microsoft Office Suite desired.
Teaching experience in a
vocational/occupational setting
in a high school or post
secondary setting desired.
Salary: $37,500 annually, plus
benefits.
Application Deadline 02/01/2008
College application and copies
of transcripts required. All
foreign transcripts must be
submitted with a translation and
evaluation. Position details and
application available on the web
at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake'City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386)754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:
boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


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GENERAL PROGRAM STAFF
Part time
Job duties to include supervising
and interacting with children from
6-15 years old, general record
keeping, various other duties as
determined by, Unit Director.
Minimum qualifications: High
school diploma and experience
working .with youth. Salary range
$7.25-$10.00, 15-30 hours per
week, more during summer.
For more information and to
download employment application
please go to www.bgcncfl.org
Applications should be faxed to
Ryan Larson, Unit Director at
386-362-1503. Interviews to be
conducted very soon!

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INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE
ELECTRICIAN Must have
knowledge on industrial electrical
code. IT knowledge helpful but not
required. Send resume to
Maintenance Electrician PO Box
1949 Lake City, FL 32056

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I

Suwannee River Regional Library
is seeking applicants for the
position of Library Technician I at
the Live Oak Library Youth
Services Department, Live Oak,
FL. This temporary grant-funded
5-hour per week position will
commence no earlier than January
1, 2008 and end on or before
September 30; 2008. This position
will be responsible for developing
programs and activities for youth
and young adults and will also be
responsible for coordinating and
organizing volunteers. It also
requires strong interpersonal,
organizational and communicative
skills; experience working with
groups'is highly desired. Proven
experience with computer software
and knowledge of the Internet is
required. Experience in record
keeping, evaluative reports and
policy implementation is required.
Duties include implementing and
overseeing library policy and
procedure, a variety of technical
library assignments, and service to
the public. Requires graduation
from a standard high school
supplemented by some training
beyond high school in library
science or related fields, or, any
equivalent combination of training
and experience. Salary range is
$7.29 to $11.16 per hour based on
qualifications and experience.
Applications may be picked up at
the Suwannee County
Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32064; telephone
(386) 362-6869. Applicants are
encouraged to submit resumes,
letters of reference, and other
biographical information with their
applications. All applications
uust be returned to the
uwannee ICounty
Administrative Services
Department. Position will remain
open until filled. The Suwannee
County Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any qualified employee or
applicant because, of race, color,
national origin, sex, including
pregnancy, age disability,: or
.marital status. Spanish. speaking
'Individuals are encouraged to
apply. All applicants subject to a
psre-employment physical.
Successful completion of a drug
test is a condition of employment."

MAINTENANCE MAN WANTED
with knowledge of plumbing,
electric and carpentry. Tools
required. Transportation a must.
Drug free workplace. Call (386)
330-2567


MAINTENANCE PERSON
needed full time ASAP. Must have
experience. Contact Troy Fletcher
or Angela Akins at 386-362-7860
or apply at Suwannee Health Care
Center, 1620 E. Helvenston St.,
Live Oak, Fl. 32064. Delta Health
Group.
EOEN//D/M/F

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OTR CLASS A DRIVER,
Benefits, Drug Free Workplace,
386-294-3411
Florida Pine Straw Supply Co.

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PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER
Part -Time Kitchen Staff General
Kitchen Duties. Please Apply in
Person. No phone calls. Camp
Weed 11057 Camp Weed Place,
Live Oak, FL.

PIANOIST NEEDED for Live Oak
Christian Church to play for their
11:00 am Sunday service. The
applicant should be able to play
both traditional hymns and
contemporary praise music. This is
a paid position, contact Shirley
Kelley at 386-362-1085 or via
email--
liveoakchristian@windstream.net

FirstDay
SERVICE TECH INSTALLER-
Strong plumbing skills required.
Good starting pay. Local Kinetico
dealer. Please apply in person at
Seaman's Aqua Clean, 230 W.
Howard St., Live Oak, Fl. EOE
Drug free workplace.

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program. Backhoes, Bulldozers,
Trackhoes. Local job placement
Asst. Start digging dirt Now.
866-362-6497 or 888-707-6886 ,

DRIVERS New Central FL local
& OTR positions available! CDL-
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including Full Benefits and OT.
Paid Training, Vacations. PT/FT.
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Jobs Wanted
JOE'S CONCRETE
Professional concrete work at
affordable prices. Most jobs .76 sq.
ft. LICENSENED & INSURED.
Call Wayne, 386- 984-6177

SECURITY GUARD looking for
work with a Class D License, 22
years experience; Write
1203 Plum St Apt 101 Jennings,
FL 32053 or Call: 386-938-5324

Autos for Sale.

First Day.
1996 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL-"
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY.
MODEL, All leather, low milege,
well cared for, runs great, $5,200.-
386-364-1247 Live Oak.

FirstDay
CHRYSLER LABARON
CONVERTABLE V-6, Auto,
Excellent Condition, Low Mileage,
Beautiful Car, $3,500. 386-208-
0728 Live Oak.


PLYMOUTH VOYAGER 1994
120,000 miles. Runs good. Clean
interior, cold AC. Blue Book value.
$1200. Any reasonable offer
accepted. 386-362-6249.

Trucks for Sale
CHEVY 3/4 TON 2003 PICK-UP
Ex Cab, Duramax Diesel, Allison
Tran, Bose Sound, Elect Mirrors,
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Suwannee Legals


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-02-CA
DIVISION
MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE
CAPITAL INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EVELYN RICHTER, et al,
Defendant (s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated JANUARY 02, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2007-02-CA of the Circuit Court
of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for
SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein
MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE
CAPITAL INC., is the Plaintiff and EVELYN
RICHTER; GLENN RICHTER; are, the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS IN
FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 5Th
day of February, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
PART OF THE SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH
RANGE 14 EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEINGMORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SE
1/4 OF NW 1/4 THENCE N 00 DEGREES
14 MINUTES 47 SECONDS W, ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF NW
1/4, A DISTANCE OF 502.64 FEET;
THENCE N 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 06
SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 433.00
FEET; THENCE S 60 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 97.SECONDS E, A DISTANCE
OF 503.48 FEET TO A POINT OF THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4;
THENCE N 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 42
SECONDS W, ALONG SAID SOUTH
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 433.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A 28282 79th Road, Branford, FL
32008


1-800-525-4182


A copy of the application is available for
Any person claiming an interest in the inspection by the public at the Planning &
surplus from the sale, if any, other than Zoning Office, County Office Building 224
the property owner as of the date of the Pine Avenue Live Oak, Florida (Phone:
Lis Pendens must file a claim within 386-364-3401).
sixty (60) days after the sale.
This public hearing may be continued to
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this one or more future dates. Any interested
Court on January 2, 2008. party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of this public
Dasher, Kenneth hearing shall be announced during the
Clerk of the Circuit Court public hearing and that no. further notices
regarding this matter Will be -published,
By: /s/ Joyce Cameron unless said continuation exceeds six
Deputy Clerk calendar weeks from the date of the above
1/11,18 referenced hearing.

NOTICE OF SALE At the aforementioned public heating, all
PURSUANT TO SECTION interested parties may appear and be
83.806 (4) (A), heard with respect to the above referenced
FLORIDA STATUTES application. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made at the above referenced
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant ,' public hearing, he .will eeda,.record of the
to Section 83.806 (4) (a), Florida Statute -. Arppeedings, and.tfta(tfor.,S ch-purpose.. e-
the-personal property described below shall. .;.....ay.need to e.ur.tt a.y verb.atimeo.rd
be sold at the public auction to the highest of the proceedings Is made.
bidder for cash in accordance with the
following terms: Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
1.The description of the contents of the 1/18
storage units are believed to be personal
property consisting of the household items,
furnishings and supplies. The value of the
contents is unknown.
2. The names of the tenants and unit Legals continued
numbers are as follows: on Page 6C


CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE


FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008


PAGE 4C


#43 Mary Williams
,#79 Pablo Santiago
#76 Crystal Cray
#21 & 22 Chad & Kim Owens
#87 Lori Bell
#84 SUsan Cordle
#102 Tonya Fralin
#15 Tom Harris
#24 Dominique Brown
#63 Amanda Ratliff
#52 Charles Home, Jr.
#57 Sylena Simmons
#95 Bonnie Leehan
#8B Richard Brookings
3. The public sale shall be held Saturday,
on the 2nd day of February, 2008, at 10:30
A.M,, at Friers Mini Storage, located at 634
SE Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL 32064.
4. The contents of the mini storage unit are
being sold to satisfy a lien for nonpayment.
5. The contents of the mini storage unit will
be sold as a total lot.
6. The tenant may satisfy the lien held by
Frier's Mini Storage and cancel this
scheduled sale by paying the full amount of
the lien owed to Friar's Mini Storage
together with all interest, legal cost and
fees.
Frier's Mini Storage
634 Helvenston St. SE
Live Oak, FL 32064
386-362-2188
1/18,25

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR ZONING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
The Suwannee County Zoning Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the
City Councils meeting room at the Live Oak
City Hall on Thursday evening, January 31,
2008, at 6:30 PRM. or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, to consider the
following:
Special Exception Request No. SE-08-01-
'01 by Wynema Pickles for a home
occupation conducted ourside of the
principal residence in accordance with site
plan submitted as part of application, on
property zoned Agriculture (A1).
Section 02 Township 3 South Range 11
East.


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Automotive interior specialists


Convertible tops
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Stump Removal Discing Fencing

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Quality Service With Quality Prices
Your Service and Repair Specialist
Drigger's Heating,
Air Conditioning
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Residential and Commercial


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Live Oak, FL 32064
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Owners:
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9351 220th Street
O'Brien, FL 32071
Phone 386-935-19933
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' Windows & Doors
" Garage Doors
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" Tile
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008


386-362-1734


PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC HEARING
TO REVIEW A PROPOSED
AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL
ZONING ATLAS OF THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS


BY THE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD
OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to Ordinance No. 92-11, as amended, and
Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, comments, objections and
recommendations regarding the proposed
amendment to the Official Zoning Atlas of
Suwannee County's Land Development
Regulations, as described below, will be
heard by the Planning & Zoning Board of
Suwannee County, Florida, serving also as
the Local Planning Agency of Suwannee
County, Florida, at a public hearing on
Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 6:30 P.M. or
as soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the City Council Meeting Room,
at the Live Oak City Hall, 101 SE White
Ave.

RZ-08-01-01, an application by Norick Liu
authorized agent for Robert Rodriguez, to
amend the Official Zoning Atlas of the.
County's Land Development' Regulations,
by. changing the zoning district on the
following described property from
Agriculture-1 (A-1) to Commercial
Neighborhood (CN):

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 45 Section D
Suwannee Ranchettes



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

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear to be heard
with respect to the proposed amendment to
the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's
Land Development Regulations..

A copy of the proposed amendment to the
Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land
development Regulations is available for.
publicc inspection at the' Suwannee County
Planning -and Zoning Office, 224 Pine
Avenue, Uve Oak Florida,

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

Ron Meeks
Planning & Zoning
1/18


Name

I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHETHIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 612007CA0003050001

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2,006-
OPT5, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT5,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ALETA N. DEMARCO AKA ALETA N. DE
MARCO, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALETA N. DEMARCO'AKA ALETA N.
DE MARCO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
9077 Cr 136 Live Oak, FI 32060

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
'ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND,.
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

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

THE SOUTH HALF (S 1/2) OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF
SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

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

This notice .shall be published once 'each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
Suwannee Democrat.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 7th day of January, 2008.

Dasher Kenneth
Clerk of the Court

By: /s/ Joyce Cameron
As Deputy Clerk
1/18,25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 07-214-CP

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
Peggy Ann Wllkinson-Pecorella
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)


TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE

You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of Peggy Ann Wilkinson-
Pecorella, deceased, File Number 07-214-
CP; by the Circuit Court for Suwannee
County, Probate Division, the address of
which is 200 South Ohio Ave,, Live Oak,
Florida 32064; that the decedent's date of
death was August 13, 2007; that the total
value of the estate is $11,350.56 and that
the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order
are:

NAME AND ADDRESS
Debra Pecorella, 93 Rosewood Terr.;
Rochester, NY 14609

Grunder & Petteway, PA., 23349 NW CR
236, Suite 10, High Springs, FL 32643

Washington Mutual, c/o Washington Mutual
Probate, P.O. Box 10795, Greenville, SC
29603

Capital One, Attention: Estates Information
Services, LLC, 2323 Lake Club Dr., Suite
300, Columbus, OH 43232

Wells Fargo Financial Bank, c/o DCM
Services, LLC, 4150 Olson Memorial
Highway, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN
55422-4811

Discover Financial Services, LLC, c/o DCM
Services, LLC, 4150 Olson Memorial
Highway, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN
55422-4811

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative,
John Martz Registered Agent, 11340 100th
St., Live Oak, FL 32060

Gary Pecorella, 205 Portage St.,
Rochester, NY 14621

Windstream, P.O. Box 625, Matthews, NC
28106-0625

Premier Bankcard, P.O. Box 5524, Sioux
Falls, SD 57117

GEICO Indemnity Company, 1 GEICO
Center, Macon, GA 31295

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or' demands
against the estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of.
Summary Administration must. file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS January 18, 2008.

Person Giving Notice:
Debra Pecorella

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Kyle E. Petteway
Grounder & Petteway, P.A.
93 Rosewood Terr.
23349 Northwest CR 236, Suite 10
Rochester, NY 14609
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1/18,25


NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF LIVE OAK
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to the City of Live Oak Land Development
Regulations, as amended, hereinafter
referred to as the Land Development
Regulations, objections, recommendations
and comments concerning the amendment,
as described below, will be heard by the
Planning and Zoning Board of the City of
Live Oak, Florida, at a public hearing on
January 28, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall
located at 101 Southeast White Avenue,
Live Oak, Florida.

CPA 08-1, an application by the City
Council, to amend the text of the
Comprehensive Plan by amending Policy
1.1.2 of the Future Land Use Element of the
Comprehensive Plan by adding
Residential, Very Low Density ( less than or
equal to 1 dwelling unit per acre) as a new
future land use classification.

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future date. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
Interested parties may appear to be heard
with respect to the amendment.

Copies of the amendment are available for
public Inspection at the Office of the Land
Development Regulation Administrator, City
Hall located at 101 White Avenue
Southeast, Live Oak, Florida, during
regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decisions made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that for such
purpose they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of., the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
1/18

CITY OF JASPER, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Unclaimed Property


The City of Jasper will be holding a public
auction on February 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm.
This auction will be held at City Hall located
at 208 W. Hatley Street Jasper, Fl 32052.
The sale will be to the highest bidder. Form
df payment willbe CASH.

The following items will be up for sale. Both
of these Items have no valid title, nor are
any titles available for them in the State' of
Florida.

."Itqeins are sold as Is and the City of
Jasper will not guarantee their working.
conditions and/or their ability to obtain a
legal title In the State of Florida.

Item# 1: Year: 1993 Make: Acura
Model: Sedan
Color: White
VIN: JH4KA766XPC005479

Item # 2: Year: Unk Make: Gindy
Model: 240ET10
Color: Silver Serial #: 21420
40' SemiTrailer

Interested parties may view and Inspect
these items at City of Jasper, City Hall
located at 208 W. Hatley Street Jasper,
Florida 32052 on February 18, 2008
between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
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P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF LIVE OAK LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE PLANNING. AND ZONING
BOARD, OF CITY OF LIVE OAK,
FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to the City of Live Oak Land
Development Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development 'Regulations, and Sections
163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida
Statutes, as amended, objections,
recommendations and comments
concerning an amendment, as described
below, will be heard by the Planning and
Zoning Board of the City of Live Oak,
Florida, at public hearing on January 28,
2008 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in the City Council
Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 101
Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida.

LDR 08-1, an application by the City
Council, to amend the text of the Land
Development Regulations by amending
Section 4.3.6, entitled Agricultural Zoning
District, Minimum Lot Requirements; to
amend the minimum lot size requirement in
the Agricultural (A-1) zoning district from
43,560 square feet to 10 acres.

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates: -Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear to be heard
with respect to the amendment.

Copies of the amendment are available for
public inspection at the Office of the Land
Development Regulation Administrator, City
Hall located at 01oi Southeast White
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida, during regular
business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may. need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
1/18

NOTICE OF MEETINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
will meet In the School Board Meeting
Room, 702 2nd Street, NW, Live Oak,
Florida, on the following date and time:

Tuesday. January 22. 2008
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

School Board meetings are open to the
public with the exception of Expulsion
Issues, which are private. Anyone present
wishing to appeal any decision made
during the Regular Meeting will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
meeting is made, including any testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

Walter Boatright, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
1/18


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NOTICE TO INTERESTED
PARTIES FOR FARMING
OPERATIONS WASTEWATER
IRRIGATION FIELD
CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA

The City of Live Oak, Florida requests
sealed proposals and statements of
qualifications from interested and qualified
parties for farming operations on the City's
wastewater irrigations field.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Cultivating,
harvesting and marketing Hay from
approximately 200 acres of the'City's
wastewater irrigation field.

SELECTION CRITERIA; The proposal
should address, at a minimum, the criteria
Indicated below. The criteria used in making
the selection of the farming contractor will
Include (1) specific experience with the type
of farming proposed, (2) available farming
equipment, (3) capacity to complete the
work, (4) experience and capability in crop
marketing, (5) crop marketing proposal, )6)
statement regarding the amount of annual
payment to the City for'use of the property,
(7) business and banking references and
(8) location of residence or base of
business operations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If there are
any questions or if additional information is
needed, contact Mr.Todd Hunt, Public
Works Director, City of Live Oak, 101 White
Avenue SE, Live Oak, Florida 32064; or by
telephone (186)362-2278.

APPLICATION: Interested parties should
submit one copy of proposal and statement
of qualifications to Robert Farley, City
Administrator, City of Live Oak, Live Oak,
Florida 32064. Envelope should be marked
"Farming Proposal". The deadline for
receipt of "Farming Proposal" is 4:00 p.m.,
January 25, 2008. All proposals received
will be opened at that time. Any statement
received after the deadline will not be
considered.

The City reserves the right to waive
informality in any bid, reject any or all bids,.
and/or accept the bid that in its judgment
will be in the best interest of the City of Live
Oak.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Sealed proposals marked "REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS FO~i GROUP HEALTH
INSURANCE" will be received by the
Suwannee County School Board, Live Oak,
Florida until 4:00 PM on Friday, February
15, 2008, at the office of the Director of
Business, 702 2nd Street NW, Live Oak FL
32064, at which time all proposals will be
opened. All received proposals will be time
and date stamped, and, absolutely, no
proposals will be accepted after the
aforementioned date and time.
Specifications may be obtained from the
office of the Director of Business.

All services must be performed in
accordance with the request for proposals,
requirements, and any other documents
prepared for this request. Proposers must
submit six (6) copies of their proposals.

The Suwannee County School Board
reserves the right to reject any and all
proposals, to re-advertise, and to enter into
contract determined to be in its best
interest.

Advertise: Suwannee Democrat January
16, 18, 23, 25, 30, and February 1, 2008
SCOPE

The Suwannee County School Board, Live
Oak, Florida, is soliciting proposals for
group health insurance coverage for its
employees, officials and retirees. A copy of
the current benefits and accompanying
rates are included with this Request for
Proposals.

CONTRACT PERIOD

The contract period for proposals should
include the 12 month period beginning May
1, 2008. Regardless of actual enrollment,
the initial rates should be guaranteed for 12
months.

PROPOSAL QUESTIONS

All.questions concerning this RFP must be
submitted in writing to:

Vickie C. Music, CPA
Director of Business
702 Second Street N.W.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-2608
Fax: (386) 364-2136


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
OF PROPOSER

No proposal will be accepted by the District
where the organization providing insurance
coverage.has a rating from any' of the
following rating firms which is less favorable
than the rating specified below.

Rating Firm Minimum Rating
A.M. Best B+
Moody's Baa3
Standard & Poor's BBB-
Weiss Ratings, Inc. B

NEGOTIATIONS

Based on the written, proposals, the District
may elect to enter into negotiations with
one or more of the proposers.

CONTRACT AWARDS

The District anticipates entering into a
contract with the Proposer who submits the
proposal judged by the District to be most
advantageous. Preference' will be given to
proposals based on rates, benefits,
provider networks and financial strength of
the organization providing insurance.

FORM OF PROPOSALS

The District requests that each proposer
provide rates based on a 2-tier and 4-tier
rate structure for the four (4) benefit plans
currently offered to employees. If the
proposer is unable to exactly match the
benefits, you are requested to match the
benefits as closely as possible and notate
the deviations from the current benefit
structure.

In addition to proposals for current benefits,
proposals offering alternative benefit
structures are encouraged. These
proposals should also provide rates based
on both a 2-tier and 4-tier rate structure.

OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION

Proposers should include in their proposals.
the following information:

Network directories for the appropriate
products being proposed.
Explanation for how out of network claims
are paid.
Completion of .attached Request for
Information (RFI) form.
Completion of attached 'form explaining
Network Discounts. '

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
AND WITHDRAWAL

Six completed responses to this RFP
should be submitted to the District in
sealed envelopes or boxes marked
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
GROUP-HEALTH INSURANCE"

Proposals will'be received at:

Suwannee County School Board
Attention: Vickie Music
702 Second Street N.W.
Live Oak, FL 32064

Proposals are due by 4:00 PM, Friday,
February 15, 2008. Proposals received
after that time will be returned to the sender
unopened. Due to the irregularity of the
mail, the District cautions Proppsers to
assure actual delivery of proposals prior to
the deadline. Once opened, proposals
become the property of the District and
cannot be withdrawn.
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