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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: February 13, 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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Volume ID: VID00414
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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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Thick smoke from a controlled burn on CR 49 in the Ironwood Preserve slowed traffic to a crawl Monday afternoon. The fire
jumped containment lines and burned to the roadway, but was quickly contained. Photo: Jeff Waters


Smoke from wildfires


darkens area roads


By Ira Mikell
Special to the Democrat
Recent brushfires have reduced vis-
ibility on some local roadways and
made driving hazardous.
A controlled burn in Lafayette
County's Mallory Swamp broke con-


tainment lines over the weekend and
burned more than 1,400 acres.
Lafayette County forestry officials
were performing a prescribed con-
trolled bum of approximately 150
acres when the fire got out of control.
As of Sunday the fire had been con-


trained, but local officials continue to
warn the public of smoke and ash in
the area and urge motorists to use cau-
tion when traveling to Mayo or south-
ern Suwannee County.
SEE SMOKE, PAGE 10A


SNOW DAY

50 years


ago today,


the white


stuff fell in


Suwannee


By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com
The forecast calls for a
chilly evening, but don't
count on a repeat of Feb.
13, 1958. Fifty years ago
tonight, Suwannee


County experienced a
real, honest-to-goodness
snowstorm. Residents
say the snow was 4-5
inches deep and stayed
on the ground for days.
SEE 50 YEARS, PAGE 10A


AMENDMENT 1

What will the

impact be here?


By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com
Now that Amendment 1
has passed, local leaders
are preparing for the eco-
nomic impact on Suwan-
nee County.
The newly approved
property tax cut will have
an estimated impact of
more than $1 million to
the Suwannee County
Board of Commissioners
for fiscal year 2008-09.
SEE WHAT, PAGE 10A


Ad valorem tax
collections for 2006:
* Suwannee County. $13,333,794.52
* Scnooi. $11.547,049.34
* CiTy of Lwe Oak- $1.247,185 14
* Town of Brantord: $88,391.41
Ad valorem tax
collections for 2007
U of Jln. 31:
(laxes will be collected through May)
* Suwannee County" $9.943,196 96
* School- $9,864,980.37
* City of Live Oak: $945,815 90
* Town of Branfoid $59.625.11
Subea Suanie CcouTrf Tax Ct.act % l0'0h


TOP HONORS
from the Chamber


The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce held its
annual awards and installation banquet Thursday night at
First Baptist Church of Live Oak. Shirley Hatch, left, was
named 2007 Citizen of the Year. The Trailblazer award
went to Carolyn Purdy, right. Go to www.suwanneedemo-
crat.com for profiles of both women.
Photos: Staff


Man charged with stabbing of brother


Former resident sentenced in stabbing


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A local man was arrested Satur-
day in the stabbing of his brother.
Bobby Furbee, 20, of 5140 140th
Place, Wellborn, was taken into


Furbee


custody Feb. 9 by sheriffs deputy
Tommy Ketner and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon after Furbee allegedly
stabbed his roommate brother.


SEE MAN, PAGE 10A


Dowty


By Jeff Waters
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A former Suwannee County
resident was sentenced to six
years in prison by a Henry
County, Indiana judge Feb. 6 in


the stabbing of his wife.
According to authorities,
Phillip Dywane Dowty, 38,
stabbed his wife in the chest
during an argument in their
SEE FORMER, PAGE 10A


Wellington couple arrested for drugs on I-10
By Jeff Waters Coyne, 33, of 2784
jeff.waters@gaflnews,com Shaughnessy Drive,


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A Wellington couple was '.
arrested Friday for posses-
sion of cocaine, cannabis -
and drug paraphernalia, T. Coyne
jail records show.
Thomas J. Coyne, 48, and Angelica M.


A. Coyne


Wellington, were taken to
the Suwannee County Jail
and later released on
bond.
According to reports,


SEE WELLINGTON, PAGE 10A


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ON THE FLIPSIDE


HOW TO REACH US

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



CONTACT US WITH

YOUR COMMENTS
If you have any questions or
concerns, call us at 386-362-1734
or visit our web site at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com



NEWSROOM
* Editor,
Robert Bridges, ext. 131.
E Reporter,
Vanessa Fultz, ext. 134
* Reporter,
Jeff Waters, ext. 130
* Editorial Clerk,
Marsha Hitchcock, ext. 132



ADVERTISING
* Advertising Manager,
Monja Robinson, ext. 105
* Sr. Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 107
'I Advertising Representative,
Tami Stevenson, ext. 109
* Advertising Representative,
Louise Sheddan, ext. 141
0 Telesales Ad Representative,
Nancy Goodwin, ext. 103
* Classified/Legal,
Janice Ganote, ext. 102



CIRCULATION
N Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks, ext. 152
* Circulation
Service Hours, M-F 8 a.m. -'5 p.m.
Subscription Rates,
In-county, $33. Out-of-county, $48




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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884


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

"POSTMASTER:
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Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL.
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$48 out of state. Subscribe online at
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OFFICE HOURS
Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.
epe-. ..
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
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read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
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the point, an ideal range is 150 to
200 words. Please include your
name, address and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to
the editor can be limited to one
letter per quarter per individual.
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Here's your chance to tell everyone what you
think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a
message to express their thoughts, good or
bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you
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Order now!
Deadline Feb. 14'
Live Oak Garden
Club to take orders
for caladium bulbs
Live Oak Garden Club members
will take orders for caladium bulbs
through Thursday, Feb. 14. Available
colors are red, pink, green and white
for $6 per 10 bulbs. The bulbs or-
dered will be available for pick up at
the Garden Club on Friday-Saturday,
March 28-29. Thank you for your
support of the Garden Club. Info/or-
ders: 386-963-3172.

Tickets and ads
available now!
Ticket deadline March 8
Ad deadline Feb. 19
Boys & Girls Club in
Live Oak to hold
second banquet
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Cen-
tral Florida Suwannee County
Branch will hold its second annual
banquet at 6 p.m., Saturday, March
15 at the Florida National Guard Ar-
mory, 1416 SW Eleventh Street,
Live Oak. Guest speaker: First Fed-
eral Savings Bank of Florida Re-
gional Manager Stephanie McClen-
don; Entertainment: Southern
Rhythm Cloggers, Dalita Diaz de
Arce, director. Donation price:
Adults/Youth, ages 13 and above -
$25; Children, ages 5-12 $12.50;
and children under 5 free. Tickets
are available through Saturday,
March 8. Individual sponsorships
($25) and table sponsorships for
eight attendees ($200). are welcome.
Deadline for souvenir booklet ads
is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Full Page -
$100, 1/2 Page $50, 1/4 Page -
$35, Business Card $25, Patrons -


BRIEFLY


$15. Send check and ad to: Boys &
Girls Club of North Central Florida,
Suwannee County Branch, P.O. Box
667, Live Oak, FL 32064. Info:
Yvonne Scott, 386-208-0734; Attor-
ney Winifred Acosta NeSmith, 850-
926-4500; Shelby Payton,'386-658-
1184; Mae Devoe Fields, 386-364-
7666; or Audrey Howell, 386-364-
4560.

Thursday
Feb. 14
Vagabond Squares to
meet for square dancing
Vagabond Squares will meet for
square dancing at 7 pm., Thursday,
Feb. 14 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.

Thursday
Feb. 14
SHS Student Advisory
Council to meet
Suwannee High School Student
Advisory Council will meet at 6
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 in the stu-
dent activities room at the high
school. All interested students, par-
ents, teachers and community mem-
bers are invited to attend.

Friday-Sunday
Feb. 15-17
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park and
Campground presents
Kid's Music Camp
Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park and Campground, US 129


North, Live Oak presents Kid's Mu-
sic Camp, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-
17. Visit www.musicliveshere.com
for information, tickets and reserva-
tions for camping. Info: 386-364-
1683.

Saturday
Feb. 23 and March 1
SHS Band to hold
fundraiser car washes
Suwannee High School Sound of
Suwannee High School'Band will
hold two car washes Saturdays, Feb.
23 and March 1. Both will be held
beginning at 9 a.m. at Cheek & Scott
Drugs, Inc., 1520 Ohio Avenue
South, Live Oak, near Publix. The
band members are raising money'to
purchase new band uniforms at a
cost of $30,000. Half of that amount
is due by March 1. Your support is
greatly appreciated. Info: 386-364-
2639.

Volunteers needed
now!
Florida's Long-Term Care Om-
budsman Program needs volunteers
to join its corps of dedicated advo-
cates who protect the rights of elders
residing in nursing homes, assisted
living facilities and adult family care
homes. The program is comprised of
17 local councils throughout the
state, and each council is seeking ad-
ditional volunteers to identify, inves-
tigate and resolve residents' con-
cerns.: All interested individuals who
care about protecting the health,
safety, welfare and rights of long-
term care facility residents who of-
ten have no one else to advocate for
them are encouraged to call toll-free
at 888-831-0404 or visit the pro-
gram's Web site at http://ombuds-
man.myflorida.com.


Available now!
Suwannee County
Cattlemen Association's
Heifer drawing
tickets available
Suwannee County Cattlemen As-
sociation 2008 Raffle Heifer tickets
are now available. Tickets: $1 each.
"Hope," a commercial Angus heifer,
has been donated by J & J Hard-
wood Flooring, Joey and Lesa
Adams, Live Oak and will be 14
months old at the drawing. First
prize: quality beef heifer or $400
cash. Many other prizes to be given
away! Drawing to be held at the
Open Youth Heifer Show at the
Suwannee County Fair April 2008,
Live Oak. You do not need to pre-
sent to win. All proceeds help to
fund the Open Youth Heifer Show.
To purchase tickets by mail: Suwan-
nee County Cattlemen Association,
Attention: Dianne Cashmore, 11043
109th Lane, Live Oak, FL 32060 or
call 386-362-2130.

Visit now!
Until Feb. 24
Quilt exhibit at
Columbia County
Library in Lake City
The Lady of the Lake Quilting
Guild invites you to the Columbia
County Library to enjoy an exhibit
of its quilts from until Feb. 24 dur-
ing regular library hours. The Co-
lumbia County Library is located on
490 N Columbia, Lake City. Library
hours: 386-758-2101. The annual
event includes a variety of over 50
handmade quilts of different sizes,
patterns and methods. Info: Marcia
Kazmierski, 386-752-2461, or Nan-
cy Palmer, 386-961-9067.


Arrest Record


Editor's note: The Suwan-
nee Democrat prints the en-
tire arrest record each week.
If your name appears here
and you are later found not
guilty or the charges are
dropped, we will be happy to
make note of this in the
newspaper when judicial
proof is presented to us by
you or the authorities.
The following abbrevia-
tions are.used below:
SCSO-Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police
Department
FDLE-Florida Department
of Law Enforcement
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-


FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
. DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P & P-Probation and Pa-
role
USMS-US Marshals Ser-
vice
ATF-Department of Alco-
hol, Tobacco and Firearms
DOC-Department of Cor-
rections
Feb. 7, James Michael Ab-
bate, 50, 17943 10th Terrace,,
driving under the influence,
SCSO K. Putnel.
Feb. 7, Craig Allen Adams
Jr., 23, 3249 161st Road, vi-
olation of probation on orig-


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inal charges of possession of
methamphetamine with in-,
tent to sell, possession of'
listed chemical (Madison
County), violation of proba-
tion on original charge of
sale of cannabis (Lafayette
County), SCSO S. Senea.
Feb. 7, Dustin Marshall
Bandy, 27, Branford, grand
theft II three counts, A.
Loston.
Feb. 7, Sierra Lashae
Jones, 22, 7682 Francis
Shelton Drive, driving while
license suspended, SCDTF
H. Smith.
Feb. 7, Richard Kite, 36,
. Jacksonvillle, grand theft IlI
two counts, fraud false
written declaration, worth-'
less checks nine counts,
cheating, SCSO D. Hale.
Feb. 7, Shelly Brigette
Seymour, 19, Wellborn, as-
sault, stalking, resisting ar-
rest without violence, pos-
session of cocaine, posses-
sion of paraphernalia, LOPD
J. Rountree.
Feb. 7, Freddie Lee Wil-
son, 33, Bennettsville, S.C.,
violation of probation on
original charges of attempted
first degree murder, shooting
into occupied dwelling, ag-
gravated battery, SCSO D.
Hale.
Feb. 8, Justin Amerson,
22, Branford, burglary of
dwelling two counts, pos-
session of burglary tools,
burglary while armed, grand
theft III, principal of bur-
glary with assault or battery,
principal aggravated battery
(Flagler County), P and P J.
Holton.
Feb. 8, Juan Garcia Anto-
nio, 22, 901 Brown Ave., no
driver's license, SCSO H.
Smith.
Feb. 8, William Edward
Burke, 26, White Springs,
violation of probation on
original charge of felony
flee/elude, SCSO D. Hale.
Feb. 8, Henry Leroy
Campbell I1, 35, 1412 SW
Eighth St., violation of pro-
bation on original charges of
sale of cocaine, possession
of controlled substance with
intent to sell two counts,


grand theft mll specified
property, driving under the
influence, possession of con-
trolled substance cocaine,
battery on law enforcement
officer two counts, resist-
ing arrest without violence,
LOPD A. Moreno.
Feb. 8, Simon Castro Cas-
tro, 28, 1405 NE Duval St.,
no valid driver's, license, tag
not assigned, SCDTF A.
Smith.
Feb. 8, Chuck Daniel
Deas, 34, 12584 72nd Ter-
race, driving while license
suspended or revoked, pos-
session of crack cocaine,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia, SCDTF M. Ramirez.
Feb. 8, Loyd Paul Ellison,
50, 4064 N. Tower Road,
sentenced to 10 days week-
ends, SCSO C. Smith.
Feb. 8, Jacqueline Gandy,
25, 8288 105th Rd., uttering
counterfeit note, grand theft
III, SCSO M. Jelks.
Feb. 8, Patricia M. Holm,
57, 208 Martha St., sale of
alcohol without license, ATF
B. Adazzio.
Feb. 8, Wendell Scott
Jarvis, 50, Wellbotn, driving
under the influence, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of possession of
more than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of co-
caine, SCSO C. McIntyre.
Feb. 8, Rashad Duane
King, 20, 112 Lafayette
Ave., failure to appear on
original charge of sale of co-
caine two counts, posses-
sion of controlled substance
with intent to sell two
counts, possession of co-
caine with intent to sell, pos-
session of less than 20 grams
cannabis, SCSO B. Mincks.
Feb. 8, John Munsell, 34,
6826 205th Place, sentenced
to five weekends Columbia.
County, SCSO C. Smith.
Feb. 8, Latanya Stafford,
45, O'Brien, violation of
probation on original charge
of possession of drug para-
phernalia, SCSO R. Ro-
driguez.
Feb. 8, Jesse Lee Wilson,
33, 16711 96th Street, pos-
session of cocaine, posses-


sion of drug paraphernalia,
LOPD F. Gorski.
Feb. 9, Angelica M.
Coyne, 33, Wellington, pos-
session of cocaine, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, SCSO B.
Barrs.
Feb. 9, Bobby Furbee, 20,
Wellborn, aggravated battery
with deadly weapon, SCSO
T. Ketner.
Feb. 9, Timothy Lavon
Gillyard, 28, 1049 Davis St.,
battery domestic violence,
child abuse domestic vio-
lence, LOPD A. Moreno.
Feb. 9, Phillip Allen Tay-
lor, 41, 9540 116th Place,
failure to pay child support
or 179 days in county jail,
FHP B. Stuart.
Feb. 10, Tony Michael
Neace, 23, 207 Johnson
Ave., retail theft, LOPD A.
Moreno.
Feb. 10, Prudencio Pablo,
33, 104 Goldberg Circle,
failure to appear on original
charge of aggravated battery
on pregnant person.
Feb. 10, Melissa
Williamson, 31, 722 Roberts
Street, driving while license
suspended, LOPD T. Faller.
'Feb. 11, Deana Franklin
Ball, 34, Jasper, sentenced to
three days in county jail,
, SCSO T. Lee.
Feb. 11, George Hernan-
dez, 21, 16259 104th Street,
violation of probation on
original charges of dealing in
stolen property, burglary of
structure and grand theft III,
P and P G. Cupp.
Feb. 11, Jason Matthew
Vought, 31, Lake City,
worthless checks four
counts, SCSO J. Law.
Feb., 11, Norman Lee
Whitaker, 52, Jasper, failure
to pay child support purge
or 120 days, SCSO J. Mills.





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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13,2008


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2 Suwannee teachers gain National Board Certification


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All 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 700 local
school districts recognize National Board Certification as a mark
of distinction. For more information about NBPTS and National
Board Certification, visit the NBPTS Web site at www.nbpts.org.


Ashlee Wooley is congratulated by school board members and Supt. Walter Boatright (left).
- Pholo Submited


The Sui\ annee Counti School Board and
Superintendent Walter Boatright. Jr.
congratulated Ashlee \Voole\ and April Fr\e
for earning their National Board
Certification fiom the National Board for
Professional Teaching Standaids recently .
Wooley is a second grade teacher at
Suwannee Elementary School. She has been
teaching second grade since 2000. Wooley
said her National Board experience has
helped her grow as an educator. "Through
this process, I have been able to find my
areas of weakness and strengthen them as
well as find techniques that work in my .
classroom and those that don't," she said.
Frye is a fourth grade teacher at Suwannee
Intermediate School. She said she worked
on gaining National Board Certification for


three .ear. "\\When I did not succeed the
first year, I \ as profoundly] disappointed,"
she said. "'When I failed the second attempt.
I % as almost de% stated and began
questioning my abilities as a teacher.
Finally, on my thild attempt, I achieved my
goal of becoming a National Board Certified
teacher. Since achieving this honor, I have
had time to think about my accomplishment,
and this is what I have discovered through
my earlier failures, I gained so much
because each time I started over, I had to
learn something new. I was able to share
this knowledge with my students. They
benefited by learning to be an encourager.
They saw that not everyone begins as an 'A
student' even a teacher. They learned
that hard work, dedication, and perseverance


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April Frye is congratulated by school board members and Supt. Walter Boatright (left).
- Photo: Submitted


enable us to achieve our goals."
National Board Certification is a
voluntary assessment program designed to
recognize and reward great teachers-and
make them better. While state licensing
systems set basic requirements to teach in
each state, NBCTs have successfully
demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge,
skills and practices. Certification is achieved


through a rigorous, performance-based
assessment that typically takes one to three
years to complete.
As part of the process, teachers build a
portfolio that includes student work samples,
assignments, videotapes and a thorough
analysis of their classroom teaching.
Additionally, teachers are assessed on their
knowledge of the subjects they teach.


United Way 40th anniversary annual
meeting and awards banquet


Everyone's invited to the Suwannee

County United Way Auction


United Way of Suwannee Valley will
celebrate its 40th anniversary awards banquet
and annual meeting on Thursday, March 6, at
Lake City Community College Howard
Gymnasium. The event will begin with a
social period from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner will
be served at 7 p.m. and the meeting will be
conducted from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In recognition of United Way of Suwannee
Valley's 40th anniversary, Wendy Spencer,
CEO of Volunteer Florida, The Governor's
Commission on Volunteerism and All
individual contributors as well as
organizational contributors are invited to attend
this annual membership meeting. Call the
United.Way. office at 386-752-5604 by Feb. 28
to make reservations at $20 per person:.-Tables,
may be reserved for groups of eight.
United Way of Suwannee Valley is a


volunteer-driven community impact
organization which seeks to identify health and
human service needs and work to meet these
needs through community impact initiatives
and services provided through the 23 affiliated
health and human service agencies.
The Governor's Commission on
Volunteerism and Community Service was
established in 1994 by the Florida Legislature
to administer grants under the National and
Community Service Trust Act of 1993. The
Commission grants funds to Florida
AmeriCorps and National Service programs;
encourages volunteerism for everyone from
youth to seniors to people with disabilities;
' promotes volunteerism for disaster
preparedness and response; and helps.to
strengthen and expand Volunteer Centers
in Florida.


Let Freedom Ring!
Presented by
Comprehensive Community Services
Thursday February 21, 2008
Live Oak Church of God Family Life Center
6:30pm Reception 7-8:30pm Program
Celebrating the Freedoms We Enjoy
Patriotic evening in music
featuring
CCS Singers accompanied by Dick Grillo


A production never seen before! A totally new
performance by the CCS singers, filled with the
songs that have united our country for decades.
Come and share your patriotic spirit!


Honor our Local Churches
Recognize Area Armed Forces Members
Tribute to Local Government Leadership
Keynote Address
Bruce Harter The World Has Changed! Have You?
You'll be challenged by this inspiring speaker as he
shares how a new attitude will change your life! Bruce, a Management
Review Specialist with the State of Florida,
holds a Masters Degree from FSU and is
married with two adult children. Bruce has lived with
cerebral palsy since birth.

$10 per person Coats & Ties
Call for advanced tickets 386-7143 ext. 6
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United Way of Suwannee Valley
will hold its fourth annual auction on
Friday, March 14 at the Live Oak
Church of God gym. Dinner will be
available from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a
cost of $8 per person. Entertainment
will be provided by Cyndi K., CMT's
music city madness candidate. A
silent auction will be held from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. The live auction will
begin at 6:45 p.m. John W. Hill will
serve as the auctioneer.
All businesses, agencies and
individuals are invited to donate new
or used items in good condition for
the auction, and all are invited to


attend the auction. Contact Monja
Robinson, Suwannee County auction
chair, at the Suwannee Democrat,
386-362-1734, or United Way of
Suwannee Valley at 386-752-5604,
for additional information or to
donate an item.
United Way of Suwannee Valley is
a community impact and fundraising
organization which, utilizing
volunteers on all levels, identifies
unmet community needs and seeks to
alleviate those needs through United
Way of Suwannee Valley initiatives
and the funding of 23 affiliated health ...
and human service agencies.


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BIRTHS


Emma Lynn Alcorn Macaiah Grantham Fitzgerald


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Macaiah Grantham Fitzgerald (above) and with parents (right).
Clark and Meghan (Avery) Fitzgerald of Murfreesboro, Tenn. are pleased to announce the
birth of their son, Micaiah Grantham Fitzgerald, at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 2007. He weighed 7
pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Richard Avery of Camp Blanding and Nell Brady of Live Oak.
Paternal grandparents are Phillip and Becky Fitzgerald of Humboldt, Tenn.


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Marriage license
applications for
Feb. 4 Feb. 8

*Danny Lee Burge and
Courtney Leigh Anne
Condon
*Terry Wayne Lee and
Gwendolyn
Diane McCray

*Kristopher Franklin
Ramirez and
Amanda Dawn
Bartley

*Thomas William
Anderson and
Sherrie Lynn
Bradley-Flores

*Jimelle Jermaine
Brooks and India Sharee
Williams


T\ler and Jessica Alcorn would d like to announce the birth
of their daughter. Emma L\nn Alcorn. at 8:41 p m.. Dec. 5.
2007 at North Florida Women's Center in Gainesville. She
weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 3/-I inches
long.
Maternal grandparents are Dean and Cath\ Jerkins
Matemal great-grandparents are John Paul and BentN
Schneider and Jr. and Patricia Jerkins.
Paternal grandparents are Tim and Annette Alcorn
Paternal great-grandparents are Sherman and Donna Frier
and Bruce and Susan Aicorn.


WEDDING REMINDER

* Flores & Anderson

Edward and Sherry Bradley of O'Brien would
like to remind you of the approaching marriage of
their daughter, Sherrie Lynn, to Thomas William,
son of Elizabeth Anderson of Live Oak and Larry
Anderson Sr. of Lake City.
The ceremony will take place Feb. 14, 2008 at
Melody Christian Center in Live Oak. A reception
to honor the couple will be held Feb. 23, 2008.
Invitations will be mailed.



Holiday bake-off

for 4-H


Valley fiction


Live Oak Church of God Hwy. 129 South
5:30 6:30 Silent Auction

Dinner: 5:30 6:30 only $8 per person
Chicken Te'trazzi Baked Ham -
Ranch Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad & Dessert


Entertainment: Cyndi K.
CMT's Music City Madness Finalist 5:45 6:30

Live Auction 6:45 pm til?

Come out and support your local United Way with a
great evening of food, entertainment & fun.

Any business that would like to donate items for auction
contact Monja Robinson, SuwanneeCounty Auction Chair @
362-1734 or United Way @ 386-752-5604 ,,


Top: Holiday bake-off treats.
Above: 4-H holiday bake-off
participants. Photos: Submitted
Submitted
Suwannee County 4-H
recently hosted their annu-
al holiday bake-off. This
program allows 4-H mem-
bers to work with a parent
or grandparent to prepare a
food item. Not only do the
4-H'ers have the opportu-
nity to be creative and ex-
plore their interests in bak-
ing, they learn about fol-
lowing written directions


to prepare recipes, and
learn how to measure in-
gredients. The items are
judged on taste and presen-
tation. Ribbons are award-
ed to each participant and a
first place winner in each
category is selected. After
the awards presentation,
everyone is able to taste
the items and share
recipes. Congratulations
to all the participants and
we look to offering this
program again next De-
cember.

First Place Winners:
Kevin Paulk-Decorated
Cakes
Tania Henderson-Gift
Basket
Carley Herring-Candy
TJ Burke-Appetizer
Carley Herring-Pie
Cole Herring-Cookies
Walter Norris-Cake
Carley Herring-Bar


Cookies
TJ Burke-Lite Recipe
Tineke Swart-Breads

The Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) is and Equal Op-
portunity Institution autho-
rized to provide research,
educational information
and other services only to.
individuals and institutions
and institutions that func-
tion with non-discrimina-
tion with respect to race,
creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex, sexual ori-
entation, marital status,
national origin, political
opinions or affiliations,
U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, Cooperative Exten-
sion Service, University of
Florida, IFAS, Florida A &
M, University Cooperative
Extension Program, and
Boards of County Commis-
sioners Cooperating.


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Loving pets for you from the Suwannee County Animal Shelter


By Ana Smith
This week we are featuring three of our dogs and
two cats who are sooooo ready for permanent
homes and who are coming close to the end of their
stay with us. We are hoping someone out there will
see them and want to take them home. Lately we
have received a large number of calls about
puppies, and litters of puppies, that have been
"dropped off," the result of too many animals left
to wander by their owners without being spayed or
neutered. When the resulting litters are born, the
owners don't want the responsibility of so many
unwanted animals or the trouble of finding them
homes, so will take them somewhere and dump
them. It's a fact, folks! If you have a dog or cat that
you love, please have them spayed or neutered.
There is a place where you can take your pet and
have the surgery done for a nominal fee. Call the
shelter for the phone number and info. You will
prevent your pet from unwanted pregnancies, and
you'll also help them stay healthy. Another product
of a female in heat is having a yardful of strays
chasing her, and neutering your male animal will
also keep him from being one of those dogs doing
the chasing. Adoption fees at the county animal
shelter are $60 for dogs and $45 for cats. That fee
includes the spaying or neutering, which is
mandatory unless the animal has already been
spayed or neutered. In that case, the adoption fee is
only $15. Please come and visit our shelter, and
maybe you'll find the animal meant for you and
your family.
Our next volunteer meeting will be on Feb. 20 at
10 a.m. at the shelter. We are in the process of
making some changes here at the shelter and
getting ready for our next fund-raising event, and
we really need the help and support of the citizens
of Suwannee County. Please join with us in taking
care of the animal segment of our population.
There is much to do, and not enough people
involved in this endeavor. We need people who can
help with the physical work involved, as well as
volunteers willing to spend a few hours socializing
with the dogs, walking them on a leash, even just
sitting down somewhere with them and petting
them, adding that human element in their.
wellbeing. We need people to spend a little time
playing with the cats and kittens, petting them and
talking to them. So little effort involved, so much
reward for all!
We are located at 11150 144th Street in
McAlpin, about 8 miles south of Live Oak off US
129. We are on the same road as the large county
landfill. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m .on
Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, and 9 a.m. to about noon on Saturday.
Please call on Saturday before you come out to
make sure. someone will be there. For information
only, call o86-208-0072. To report a stray or any
other animal related needs, call the sheriff's office
at 386-362-2222. God bless!


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at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch

Open for preview, Friday, February 15th from 12 p.m. 5 p.m.
Please make arrangements to come only during this time to preview vehicles.
VEHICLES WILL NOT BE STARTED OR RUNNING'ON THE PREVIEW DAY.
Thank you for your cooperation.
1988 Ford Ranger 1992 Chrysler Lebaron 1993 Ford Taurus aloridaserilM
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 1993 Toyota Truck 1998 Ford F-150 "- Bys R ,ch
1991 Mazda Protege 1990 Pontiac Bonneville
1998 Chevrolet Metro 1998 Ford Escort 1992 Oldsmobile
2000 Daewoo Laganza 1995 Toyota 4-Runner Cutlass Cruiser
1990 Lexus LS 400 1984 Buick LeSabre 1991 Chevrolet Camaro/
1998 Ford Taurus 1996 Chevrolet Lumina 1991 Chevrolet Camaro
1987 Toyota Camry 1998 Buick Park Avenue 1991 Honda Odyssey.
1992 Nissan Maxima 1997 Dodge Grand CaravanAnd MANY MORE! Live
1976 Cadillac Seville 1998 Ford E-350 Van Oak
1994 Dodge Stealth 2000 Chevrolet S-10 "Them will be no animals
sold at this auction."

For more information call 386-842-5501.
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BIBLE VERSE
Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth. It always
protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always perseveres. -
1 Corinthians 13: 6-7 (NIV)


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




OUR
Suwannee Democrat


Budget cuts


for IFAS

What used to be known as the "ag
office" has undergone quite a change
in recent years.
Suwannee County's extension office
still offers farmers and ranchers expert
help on issues that arise concerning
livestock, crops, land use and other tra-
ditional topics. And they'll still teach
you how to preserve'fruit and can veg-
etables.
But here are some other areas they
can help with as well:
Disaster preparation and recovery;
aging and caregiving; money manage-
ment, including budgeting and record-
keeping; credit and debt management;
consumer rights, including ways to
protect yourself from fraud and finan-
cial abuse: insurance; retirement is-
sugQ aeh-as estate planning, retire-
medt accoulhts, social security, reverse
mortgages; end of life issues, including
resources which may offer answers to
legal, ethical and financial questions;
and finally, 4-H.
You already know about 4-H, but oh,
how 4-H has changed. The traditional
disciplines are still in place. But now
4-H'ers can learn advanced computer
skills, including robotics, as well. (The
4-H-sponsored "Robodogs" were fea-
tured recently in the pages of this
newspaper.)
How did all this change come about?
In part, with the help of IFAS, the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. IFAS has
become a full partner in the county ex-
tension movement in Florida, provid-
ing significant levels of both funding
and expertise to county agents
throughout the state. Essentially, IFAS
makes the extraordinary resources of
UF available to every county in Flori-
da, big or small, rich or poor.
That's why we're troubled by the
news that UF President Bernie
Machen, who must trim $50 million
from the university's budget this
spring, has suggested that IFAS may
suffer "disproportionate" cuts in rela-
tion to other UF programs. Machen
may or may not have called agriculture
"a dying industry in the state of Flori-
da" (he was quoted to that effect in a
Tampa-based newsletter, but now de-
nies it). But whatever his personal feel-
ings, we hope Mr. Machen keeps small
counties like Suwannee in mind when
he makes his cuts. Fifty million dollars
is a lot of money, and everybody will
have to bear some of the burden. But
we shouldn't be asked to shoulder
more than our share.
For more information on UF/IFAS
and the Suwannee County Extension


Office go to
http://suwannee.ifas.ufl.edu.

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


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To the Editor:
Hot Diggity! Ninth in teenage preg-
nancy in the state! One wonders how
this happened, here, in Suwannee Coun-
y.- .
Many years ago, in the mid to late
1980s, we had a skating rink. There was
a movie theater (there were two of them
when I lived here as a child.) There was
a drive-in theater. As my children grew
into their teens, there was at least one ef-
fort made to start a nice place for young
people to hang out, to have vendor-pre-
pared sandwiches and soft drinks, and
even provide a place for young musician
wannabees to play for their peers. But
no, we were told, it "would bring the
wrong kind of people to Live Oak."
The theaters closed, the drive-in
closed, the skating rink closed, but by
golly there was still Live Oak Plaza for
the kids to congregate in. And guess
what the, wrong kind of people came
anyway.
Now we get to see the results. The
wrong kind of people came, the young
people scattered to the springs and other
places, and the babies started coming.
Imagine that!
But we got a prison. Now maybe we
can become a thriving metropolis like
the other places with prisons Lake But-


ler, Mayo, Jasper, Sanderson, and Tren-
ton. (That was sarcasm.)
We have no jobs or quality entertain-
ment venues; we give our children cars
or trucks as soon as they are eligible to
drive alone, we have virtually nothing to
keep us from becoming number one in
the teenage pregnancy statistic. So, we
will continue to go to Wal-Mart and see
children with children.
Lewis L. Lange

To the Editor:
Hospice of the Nature Coast is proud
to be a member of the north central
Florida community. Indeed, from the
moment we began serving this area,
your welcome couldn't have been filled
with more warmth as the citizens of
north central Florida' recognize they
now have a choice when it comes-to the
hospice and palliative care they wish to
receive.
Our team of physicians, nurses, social
workers, chaplains and volunteers are
your neighbors and friends, collectively
bound together by a singular passion to
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It's always exciting when a communi-
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that good hospice care is about people
who want to live life to the fullest. Ours
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Nature Coast and Hospice of Citrus
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Lucille Parker Brown
July 19, 1944 -
Feb. 5, 2008

L ucille Parker
Brown, 63, of Live
Oak, Florida, heard
the voice of Jesus say, ser-
vant well done, Tuesday,
Feb. 5, 2008. She was born
July 19, 1944 to Allen and
Athalia Parker, both preced-
ed her in death. She received
her formal education in the
Columbia County School
System and was a graduate
of Richard High School class
of 1961. She accepted Christ
at an early age at Olivet Mis-
sionary Baptist Church of
Lake City, Florida. She later
moved her membership to
Sweet Hope Missionary
Baptist Church of Live Oak,
Florida where she served
faithfully in the Inspirational
Choir until her illness. She
was united in Holy Matrimo-
ny to Hubert Brown Sr. on
Oct. 9. 1967. To this union
three children were born.
She leaves to cherish her
memories her loving hus-
band, Hubert Brown Sr.; her
children, LaTandria R.
Brown of Live Oak, Florida,
Dionne B. Barker (Chris) of
Jacksonville, Florida and Dr,
Hubert Brown Jr. of Daytona
Beach, Florida (Angela of
Ashboro, North Carolina),
her sisters and brothers,
Leonard Huland (Clairetha),
Herman Huland (Jackie) and
Beatrice Scott (Edward), all
of Lake City, Florida, Ro-
drick Huland'(Betty) of Day-
tona, Ohio and Elizabeth Ri-
ley (Kenrick) and Geneva
Brown, all of Sarasota, Flori-
da; her sisters and brothers-
in-law, Willie G. Brown
(Thelma), Annie C. Davis
and Hazel Forte, all of De-
troit, Michigan, Mildred
Jones (Alvin), JD Brown
(Lorene), Ezekiel Brown, all
of Live Oak, Florida; Lewis
Brown of Jacksonville,
Florida, Debra Bell (Tom-
my) of Tampa, Florida; her
grandchildren, Cameron C.
Fannin of Daytona Beach,
Florida, Christopher J. Baker
of Jacksonville, Florida, Fel-
ton A. Zanders Jr. of Live
Oak, Florida, Alysha L.
Brown of Ashboro, North
Carolina; her devoted god-
daughter, Desiree Williams
and special friend, Annie M.
Herring, both of Live Oak,
Florida; and a host of nieces,
nephews, "cousins and sor-
rowing friends.
Funeral services will be
held at noon, Saturday, Feb.
16, the Rev. Alex Fountain,
pastor. The viewing for fam-
ily and friends will be from
5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 at
Sweet Hope Missionary
Baptist Church. Interment
will be held at St. James


1ASK DR. MANTOOTHI


Q:What is Ludwig's angina?
A: Ludwig's angina is the name for a severe
bacterial infection that occurs in the Iloor of the
mouth, under the tongue, and causes swelling
that could block the airway. It often occurs after a
person has had an infection around the roots of
the teeth, like an abscess, or after a trauma, like
a blow to the mouth. Symptoms may include
pain, swelling and redness of the neck, lever,
fatigue and, in emergency cases, difficulty in
breathing There may also be earache and,
because the blockage prevents the swallowing of
saliva, drooling. Swelling can sometimes come
on quite quickly.
Antibiotics, usually penicillin or a penicillin:like
drug, constitute the standard course of
treatment. For a severe case, in which swelling
begins to close the airway, it may be necessary
to insert a breathing tube through the mouth or
nose directly to the lungs, or to perform a
tracheotomy, which means surgically creating an
opening in the neck for insertion of a breathing
tube.
Regular visits to the dentist and prompt
treatment of any infection in the mouth can
prevent the infection that leads to Ludwig's
angina. Talk with your dentist about ways to
prevent infection in your mouth
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Hattie Williams
March 21, 1920 -
Feb. 7, 2008

J g attie Williams, 87,
of Live Oak,
Florida, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008
at Shands at Live Oak hospi-
tal, Live Oak, Florida after a
long illness. The Suwannee
County native was a life long
resident of Suwannee Coun-
ty and a member of West-
wood Baptist Church, Live
Oak, Florida.
Survivors include two
sons, Wesley and Glenda
Williams and Winston and
Patty Williams, both of Live
Oak, Florida; four grandchil-
dren, Tisha Sullivan, Wes
Williams, Brad Williams and
Jamie Williams; five great-
grandchildren, Brooke,
Macey, Hailey and Abbigail
Sullivan and Danica
Williams.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 9 at West-
wood Baptist Church, Live
Oak-, Florida with Dr. Jimmy
Deas and Pastor Lester Cur-
ry officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Live Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory,Fax n charge
of all arrangements.

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Wilmer Dale "Jack"
Lessman
Sept. 10, 1931 -
Feb. 5, 2008

W ilmer Dale
W "Jack" Lessman,
76, of Live Oak,
Florida, passed away Tues-
day, Feb. 5, 2008 at Suwan-
nee Valley Care Center in
Lake City, Florida following
a brief illness. Mrs. Lessman
was born Sept.. 10, 1931 to
the late Henry and Anna
Marie Lessman. He was re-
tired from Gold Kist where
he worked for many years in
refrigeration maintenance.
Survivors include his wife
of 59 years, Naomi Lessman
of Live Oak, Florida; three
sons and daughters-in-law,


Ronnie Williamson Sr.
Jan. 4, 1948 -
Feb.7, 2008

g onnie Williamson
Sr., 60, of Day,
Florida, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008
at his home following a brief
illness. Ronnie was born in
Madison, Florida on Jan. 4,
1948 to the late Dewey and
Evelyn Albritton Williamson
and was a self-employed
nurseryman. He lived most
of his life in and around
Lafayette County near Day,
Florida. He was a founding
member of. the Mill Creek
Band.
Survivors include his wife,
Susan Williamson of Day,
Florida; four sons, Ronnie.
Williamson Jr. of Valdosta,
Georgia, Todd Williamson of
Moultrie, Georgia and Aaron
Williamson and Kaleb
Williamson, both of Day,
Florida; three daughters,
Michelle Keen of Stein-
hatchee, Florida, Sabrina
Galvin of Live Oak, Florida
and Crystal Murray of Day,
Florida; six brothers, Hansel
Williamson of Massachu-
setts, Daniel Williamson of
Live Oak, Florida, Sammy
Williamson of White
Springs, Florida and Ray-
mond Williamson, Red
Williamson and David
Williamson, all of Day,
Florida; four sisters, Adel
Bennett and Lillie Boyd,
both of Live Oak, Florida;
Tonya Wilson and Mar-
garette Pine, both of Live
Oak, Florida; 14 grandchil-
dren; and two great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Feb. 10 at Midway
Baptist Church in Madison,


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Sam Lessman of Jasper,
Florida, Michael and Ann
Lessman of Jasper Florida
and Denver and Sherry Less-
man of Live Oak, Florida;
eight grand children; and
seven great-grandchildren.
In keeping with his wish-
es, Mr. Lessman was cremat-
ed.
Private memorial services
were held.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Haven Hos-
pice, 6037 US 90 West, Lake
City, FL 32055.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home of Jasper, Florida was
in charge of all arrange-
ments.

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Florida. Interment will fol-
low in the church cemetery.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home of Jasper, Florida was
in charge of all arrange-
ments.

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Wayne Phillip
Washburn
Oct. 28, 1958 -
Feb. 1, 2008

Sayne Phillip
Washburn, 49 of
Live Oak, Flori-
da passed away Friday, Feb.
1, 2008, in Live Oak, Florida
following a sudden illness.
Wayne was a native of Wind-
ham, Massachusetts moving
to Live Oak, Florida six
years ago from St. Peters-
burg, Florida. He was a sani-
tation engineer, a member of
the Grace Community Bap-
tist Church in St. Petersburg,
Florida and was a model car
collector and handyman.
Survivors include his fi-
anc6, Ann Maurer of Live
Oak, Florida; one step-son,
Joe Rich of Live Oak, Flori-
da; one step-daughter, Tasha
Thomas of Live Oak, Flori-
da; one half-brother, Greg
Bourbeau of St. Petersburg,


Florida; three step-grand-
children, Tayla, Cody and
Destiny Davison, all of Live
Oak, Florida.
Private memorial services
will be held at a later date at
Grace Community Church
with the Rev. Craig Topping
officiating.
Finalization was by cre-
mation.
Please sign the guestbook
at www.harrisfuneralhome-
inc.net.
Harris Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, Inc. of
Live Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

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Peggy Lynn Cook
July 5, 1962 -
Feb. 7, 2008

eggy Lynn Cook,
45, of Wellborn,
Florida passed
away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008
at her home in Wellborn,
Florida following a coura-
geous battle with cancer. The
Sarasota, Florida native
moved to Wellborn, Florida
30 years ago as a teenager,
working for Ken's Bar-B-Q
as a server for over 20 years.
She was of the Baptist faith.


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Survivors include one son,
Don (Christi) Cook Jr. of
Jacksonville, Florida; one
daughter, Nichole Cook and
Kevin Perry of Wellborn,
Florida; her parents, John
and Virginia Cashmore of
Wellborn, Florida; her ex-
husband, Don Cook of Well-
born, Florida; one brother,
Dennis (Cathy) Cashmore of
O'Brien, Florida; three sis-
ters, Judy Cashmore of Lake
City, Florida, Susan (Steve)
Schuifler of Sarasota, Flori-
da and Wanda Piet of Well-
born, Florida; and four
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 in
the Brody Harris Memorial
Chapel at Harris Funeral
Home, 932 N. Ohio Ave.,
Live Oak with Mr. John
Arnold officiating. Interment
followed in the New Hope
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da.
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of a severe allergy may be prepared to respond by carrying
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Boys Ranch memorial wall groundbreaking


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As part of the Suwannee County School Board's on-going efforts to manage costs, a recent re-roofing project at Suwan-
nee Intermediate School included the use of a solar reflective roofing membrane. Commonly referred to as a "cool roof
membrane," the all-white roofing material helps reduce the amount of energy used for air conditioning the school. Flori-
da Power and Light provides incentives for customers to implement cost effective energy conservation measures.
Shown is FPL Account Manager Jeff Simmons presenting an incentive check for $8,415 to school board members.
Photo: Submitted


2 free clavinovas to be given away at festival


The North Central Florida Yama]
Clavinova Keyboard Festival will
showcase hundreds of area music
students at its annual upcoming eve
Dates have been released for Live i
Saturday, Feb. 16, and Lake City,
Saturday Feb. 23. The Music Cent
locations in Live Oak and Lake Cit
are the sites for both events, which
offer an exciting opportunity
for students to perform on the ,
newest editions of Yamaha's
digital piano, the Yamaha
Clavinova. The event is free
to participants as well as
members of the community.
Each year hundreds of
students, from the youngest
to adult, turn out for this
event to both showcase their
talents and learn new
techniques. Said Ken
Dolingo, Music Center vice-
president, "students from all
over North Florida look
forward to this event each
year. It really offers a terrific
opportunity for students to
put into practice what they
have learned on the
Clavinova, without being in
the more formal setting of a
recital. We all have a great
time with this event and learn
Ain, new techniques from
e.ich other."
J The Clavinova is a long-
running line of digital pianos
created by Yamaha. They are
similar in styling to an
acoustic piano, but with
many features common to
other digital pianos. In
addition to the ability to save
and load songs, the
Clavinova features the


availability of hundreds of different
voices. Some recent models offer the
ability to be connected to a computer
via USB or wireless network. The
Clavinova, which was created for the
student as well as the professional
musician, is fun and easy to work with.
The festival gives students an
opportunity to perform their favorite


songs with accompaniment and
creativity with help from the Yamaha
Clavinova. All participants of the
Clavinova Festival-will be entered into
a free, random drawing for their chance
to win a Yamaha Clavinova ($2,000
Value) for their home. To enroll in the
festival or for more information, call
Ken Doliingo at 386-362-5816.


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Pictured from left are Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron,
Boys Ranch alumnus Jerry Stacy, Retired Boys Ranch staff
member Laura Cannon, Boys Ranch alumni President Bill Rig-
gins, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches President Roger
Bouchard, Boys Ranch alumnus Robert Knight and Rancher
Dakota. The Alumni Memorial Wall will be built over the next
year and dedicated at the homecoming event in October. The
names of all former ranchers who have passed away will be in-
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the walkway in front of the wall and, inscribe the name of a
loved one. For more information contact Vivian Starling at 386-
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50 years ago today, the white stuff fell in Suwannee


Continued From Page 1A

Zoe Townsend, of Live
Oak, remembers the occa-
sion well. She and her hus-
band, Wallace, got their five
children up that night to
play in the snow -- all of
them except for 4-year-old
Debbie, who had chicken
pox. Debbie peered out the
window at her siblings -- all
building snowmen -- until
her father could stand it no
more.
"He wrapped her in a
blanket and took her around
town in the car to look at the
snow," Townsend said.
Townsend's son Doug re-
members all the kids in his
neighborhood on Pine Av-
enue throwing snowballs at
2 o'clock in the morning.
Later that day, Doug, a first
grader at Nettie Baisden,
got in trouble for repeating
that activity at school.
"A couple of us were
throwing snowballs at girls
and we were sent to the
principal's office," he said.
"Of course, all the evidence
was gone."
According to some re-
ports, school was dismissed
later that day because stu-
dents, preoccupied with the
novelty of snow in the
schoolyard, weren't getting
much done.
Townsend, whose hus-
band worked at the North
Florida Telephone Compa-
ny at the time, said residents
began calling each other in
the middle of the night and
riding around town to see
the snow.
"All the lines were
loaded, so if you tried to use
the phone you couldn't get


through," she said.
Norm Protsman, who
was president of the local
Rotary Club at the time,
awoke at 3 a.m., but not be-
cause of the snow. Rotary
had hosted a Valentine's
dinner and ladies night at
the old Masonic Temple
across from the former
Live Oak City Hall at Ohio
and Duval.
Protsman, the last one to
leave the building that
night, was in charge of
putting out the fire in both
the building's fireplaces. He
awoke at 3 a.m. to a fire
alarm which sounded from
the Live Oak Fire Depart-
ment. Calling LOFD to ask
about the fire's location, he
was told firefighters were in
front of city hall. Protsman
rushed to the scene, fearful
the Masonic Hall had
caught fire.
"I asked [firefighters],
'Where's the fire?' and they
said, 'Oh, it was in Johnny
Flood's laundry,' which was
adjoining the Masonic Hall
in the back," Protsman said.
"I said, 'Well, what are you
all doing out here?' They
said, 'We're just throwing
snow balls at each other."'
Protsman said LOFD had
the fire extinguished before
he arrived.
Protsman went home and
woke his daughter Marian-
na, 13, to play in what he
described as "deep, heavy
snow."
"At 4 o'clock in the morn-
ing we built a skinny snow-
man," he said, noting they
didn't want to be out too
late.
Protsman said the fore-
caster predicted rain that


Smoke from wildfires

darkens area roads
Continued From Page 1A

The Florida Division of Forestry said the fire is significant
because it is the first large fire of the year and it started in the
same area of Mallory Swamp as a 2001 fire that burned
57,200 acres, according to the Florida Department of
Forestry.
Another controlled burn, in the Ironwood Preserve ,on
CR 49 in southeastern Suwannee County, jumped contain-
ment lines Monday and burned to the roadway but was
quickly contained. Smoke from the fire reduced visibility
on CR 49 to near zero for several hours.
Watch for continued updates to this and other stories at
our website, www.suwanneedemocrat.com.


Former

resident


Man charged

with stabbing


sentenced of brother


night rather than snow, but
the temperature dropped,
providing favorable condi-
tions for snow. As Protsman
recalls, it was about 32 de-
grees that night. The next
day it dropped down to
about 20, allowing the snow
to remain on the ground for
four to five days, he said.
Protsman said he was told
the last time it had snowed


that much here prior to Feb.
13, 1958 was 50 years to
the day before, Feb. 13,
1908.
"Louis Wadsworth ran the


paper at the time and he said
it had been 50 years to the
day since it had snowed that
much in Live Oak," Prots-
man said. "And I said, 'I


- Norm Protsman

wonder if I'll be around 50
years from now to see if it'll
do it again.' So far it doesn't
look too promising, but you
never know."


AMENDMENT 1



What will the impact be here?


Continued From Page 1A

The county commission's
2007-08 operating budget
was $51.3 million.
Based on estimates from
the current tax roll and last
year's village, the Suwamnnee
County Property Appraiser's
office reported that the board
of county commissioners
will suffer an $870,056 esti-
mated loss in taxes due to
the doubling of the home-
stead exemption under
Amendment 1 and a
$142,373 estimated loss in
taxes due to the tangible ]per-
sonal property exemption.
"Gov. Crist didn't hold
harmless rural counties in
his proposed budget," Coun-
ty Coordinator Johnny A'oo-
ley said at a commission
meeting last week, in refer-
ence to Crist's $70 billion
proposed budget. i
In a special session Ithe
Florida Legislature
promised to appropriate
funding to offset adverse
economic impacts the tax
cuts may have on the state's
30 fiscally constrained cou'n-
ties, one of which is Suwan-
nee. The funding was to be
appropriated beginning fi:s-
cal year 2008-2009. Howev-
er, on Jan. 31 Crist proposed
delaying that funding until
the following year.


Wooley predicted the
sheriffs office, the clerk's
office, fire/rescue and the
new Suwannee Correctional
Institution may be financial-
ly impacted due to the cuts.
Suwannee River Regional
Library Director Danny
Hales and county Parks and
Recreation Director Greg
Scott both expressed con-
cerns over possible budget
cuts to their departments at
the meeting.
"I'm watching Tallahassee
because libraries and parks
and recreation are at the bot-
tom of the list," Hales said,
adding library services may
be cut 15 percent, even
though there has been no in-
crease in his budget in six
years.
In expressing his concerns
Scott quoted Senator Charlie
Dean by saying, "When he
was a kid the kids played in
fields and that they need to
go back to that and not have
parks."
Scott said Dean's com-
ment was "disturbing."
Amendment 1 will have a
$215,881 estimated impact
on Suwannee County
Schools for fiscal year 2008-
09, according to estimates
from the Office of Economic
and Demographic Research.:
of the Florida Legislature.
Suwannee County Schools


operating fund for fiscal year
2007-08 was about $44 mil-
lion.
Although schools are not
affected by the doubling of
the homestead exemption
(since school taxes are not
exempt under Amendment
1), schools are impacted by
the measure's addition of
portability to Save Our
Homes as well as the
$25,000 tangible personal
property exemption.
"We're looking at every
possible way to conserve
money," said School Board
Chair Julie Ulmer.
Ulmer said the board is fo-
cusing on conserving energy,
materials and supplies.
Board members are also bid-
ding out their health insur-
ance this year as a means to
save.
The school board will also
lobby for a bill to delay the
class-size reduction legisla-
tion, which goes into full ef-
fect next year. If the bill isn't
passed in the upcoming leg-
islative session, the district
will likely face hiring new
teachers to meet the class-
size mandate.
Crist announced on Jan. 31
a $1 billion increase for edu-
cation in his proposed budget
for next year. Those numbers
will be'scrutinized by the
Florida Legislature and vot-


ed on during the annual ses-
sion, which begins in March:
Ulmer was skeptical about
the proposed budget.
"My concerns are there
won't be revenues there to
provide funds for the budget
[Crist has proposed]," she
said, adding the state is al-
ready facing a $2 billion
shortfall.
According to the Office of
Economic and Demographic
Research of the Florida Leg-
islature, the municipal im-
pact for the 2008-09 budget
is estimated at $96,360. This
includes Live Oak and Bran-
ford.
The property appraiser's
office reported the city of
Live Oak would experience
an estimated $54,000 im-
pact. The city's fiscal year
2007-08 budget was
$22,163,551.
City Finance Director Jan
Parkhurst said though there
will be a reduction to the
general fund she hopes that
recent growth in the city will
offset the impact.
"We couldn't do anything
new, but hopefully we can
maintain" what we have, she
said.
Parkhurst said the city also
has other revenue streams,
other than property tax rev-
enues, to help account for the
loss.


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in stabbing
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home in March 2007 while
the couple's four children
were present. The ages of
the children at the time were
between one and five. Dow-
ty pleaded guilty to aggra-
vated battery.
Jessica Leah Dowty, 24,
was critically injured and
taken to Henry County
Memorial hospital by Dow-
ty, both covered in blood.
The couple moved from
Live Oak to Indiana in late
2006. On October 29, 2006,
Dowty was arrested by the
Suwannee County Sheriffs
Office for domestic violence
on his wife.


Continued From Page 1A

Suwannee County sheriffs
deputy Brian Barrs was on
patrol on 1-10 when he no-
ticed a burned out headlight
on the Coynes' vehicle and
conducted a traffic stop.
During the stop, Barrs re-
ported that he detected the
odor of marijuana coming
from the vehicle. Barrs and
Skeeter, a K-9 officer, con-


Continued From Page 1A

According to reports, Ket-
ner was dispatched to
Furbee's residence in rela-
tion to a disturbances Upon
arrival, the victim, Billy
Furbee, was being taken by
ambulance to the hospital.
The victim's father stated
that the two brothers were in
a physical altercation at the
residence, when Bobby al-
legedly threatened to kill his
brother Billy with a kitchen
knife. The father reportedly
stated that Bobby stabbed
Billy in his right side near
the kidney.
Bobby fled the scene but
was later found behind the
residence and placed under
arrest, according to reports.


ducted a walk around of the
vehicle and discovered a
small aluminum can under
the floor mat on the passen-
ger side of the car where
Angelica Coyne was sitting,
say reports. The can was
said to contain a white pow-
der residue that tested posi-
tive for cocaine. A small
amount of pot was found in
the passenger side door, say
reports.


CITY OF LIVE OAK


City Council District 3
Kenneth Duce


City Council District 5
David Blevins
James E. (Ed) Rewis, Sr.


SUWANNIEE COUNTY


County Commissioner District 1
Jesse G. Caruthers- Dem
Wendell H. Feagle-Dem


County Commissioner District 3
Ivie Fowler-Rep


County Commissioner District 5
Randy Hatch-Dem


Tax Collector
Dwight Stansel-Dem
Sharon Wiggins Jordan-Dem


Clerk of Circuit Court
Kenneth Dasher-Dern


Sheriff
Tony Cameron-Dem


Public Defender
Dennis Roberts-Dem


State Attorney
Mitchell Todd Hingson-Dem
Robert L. "Skip" Jarvis, Jr.-Dem
Alexander David Prins-Dem


Circuit Judge-Third Circuit
Group 4
Christopher L. Craun
Gregory Parker
Group 6
Julian E. Collins
Group 7
Leandra G. Johnson


State Representative District 11
Debbie Boyd-Dem


State Senator District 3
Charles S. Dean-Rep
Suzan L. R. Franks-Dem


U.S. Representative District 2
Allen Boyd-Dem
Robert Ortiz


"At 4 o'clock in the morning

we built a skinny snowman."


Wellington couple

arrested for drugs


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Sharon's dancers take 2nd in Daytona Beach

Seated: Sarah Tehan, The 2007 Dance Team from Sharon's School of Dance had a Junior Group Jazz, "Hear the Beat" Teen Line Jazz, "Seasons of
Connor Billups and Hailey successful trip to the 27th Annual Dance Makers Inc. Regional Love" Senior Group Lyrical, and they each earned a second place
Alley; standing: Natalie Fina. Workshop & Competition held in Daytona Beach recently. ranking. The Junior Team "Heart Breakers" also qualified to attend
The dancers took intensive classes in ballet, national competition in June. Thank you to everyone who supported
tap. jazz and hip-hop flomr a arier\ oe these beautiful dancers through their many fundraising efforts. The
nationall' kno% n teachers The team 2007 Dance Team members are: Hailey Alley, Teylor Alley, Connor
competed u ith four Billups, Kaila Dalton, Harli Feeney, Natalie Fina, Carmen Gray, -
routines-' "Bo-on" Ashton Harrell, Erika Hayes, Lilly Henderson, Lynn Liles, Morgan
S- Senior Lyrical Loadholtz, Karina Marrero, Kelsey Parlato, AnnMarie Scott, Cara
4 jSolo. "Heart Seaman, Katrina Sivyer, Sarah Tehan, Shelby Wadford, Brooke
'\ Breaker" Wetzel, and Jessica Willis.











RIGHT:
Front: Karina
Marrero, Harli
Shelby Wadford;
center: AnnMarie .
Scott, Teylor Alley
and Lynn Liles;
back: Lilly
Henderson,
Katrina Sivyer, mi"p
Jessica Willis .
and Morgan
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Seaman, Carmen
Gray and Ashton
Harrell; back:
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Brooke Wetzel,. I
Erika Hayes and
Kaila Dalton. Natalie Fina Photos: Submitted

'. Live Oak Garden Club taking
orders for caladium bulbs
Live Oak Garden Club ordered will be available
.. members will take orders for pick up at the Garden
*.,for caladium bulbs through Club on Friday-Saturday,
eg* o **Thursday, Feb. 14. March 28-29. Thank you
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The developers of the Tara Trace condominium community held a open house Saturday to display
the well-crafted energy efficient units.

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Congressman Don Fuqua and 4-H Youth
Congressman Don Fuqua, third from left, recently visited with three 4-H youth from the Se-
cond Congressional District of Florida while they Were in the nation's capital. Shown in the Con-
gressman's office are from left, Lee Haas, McAlpin. Wanda Warren, Live Oak, and John
Thomas Bell. Fuqua, a former President of the Florida FFA, regularly talks to farm-oriented youth
when they are in Washington.,


Quilting students
Thi Suw nnee'County Museum Associates sponsors quilting classes Monday and Friday at
the Museum. A wide variety of quilting is taught by Vera Miller. The classes are open to anyone,
beginner to pro.


North Florida Jeepsters


Bail bonders capture commercial
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3 local girl scouts earn Gold Award


Kelsey Henderson, Lynn Papapetrou
and Rhiannon Roach, of Troop 1172 in
Suwannee County, earned their Gold
Award, the highest award in Girl
Scouting, by organizing an "After School
Literacy Project" aimed at helping low-
performing readers at Suwannee Primary
School. Kelsey created a bulletin board
display which showed the students'
names and the books they read, which
helped provide motivation to read more.
She also organized a book drive for the
school.
"I like planning and designing the


most," said Kelsey. "I am able to come
up with new ideas, and ways to
implement new ideas." Lynn developed
an assessment tool to test the students'
knowledge of high frequency reading
words, and their ability to quickly
recognize these words. "I made the tests
that are now used in three schools in
Suwannee County, and three other
counties," she said when asked about
how her project benefited the
community. She also helped the After
School Program at Suwannee Primary
School, which used the tests she created.


Rhiannon created resource packets for
the teachers that could be used
throughout the year. About the
experience, Rhiannon said, "I know that
I am a hard worker. There were many
different parts of this project to keep up
with, but I handled everything well." The
project brought 35 community and
business leaders into 54 classrooms to
read and interact with the students. The
Girl Scouts were recognized for their
achievement at the Girl Scouts of
Gateway Council "Metals of Honor"
Ceremony on Feb. 10 in Jacksonville.


Now Master Gardner Volunteer trainig
Suwannee County UF/IFAS Extension
will offer training for new Master Gar-
dener Volunteers at North Florida Re-
search and Education Center Suwan-
nee Valley, located east of Live Oak at
the intersection of CR 136 E (White
Springs Road) and CR 417. Orientation
from 8:30-11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Classes: from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednes-
days, March 5-June 18. Cost: $100, in-
cludes manuals, lawn handbook and
field trips. The training is for individuals
who can donate 75 hours of their time to
help extension agents improve landscape
and gardening practices. Info: Carolyn
Saft or Pamela Burke, 386-362-2771 or
csaft318@ufl.edu.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


College


Goal


SSunday,


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'Dogs outwrestle Wakulla for district ti


Suwannee takes


2-1A crown, 199-170


Travis Laxton


Octavious Granville Photos: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com .
The Bulldogs came out on top of
Wakulla 199-170 to win the District 2-1A
wrestling title at Ft. White High on Feb.
1.
Individual district champs were
Merritt Burrus (103 lbs.) and Travis
Laxton (112 lbs.). Placing second were
Jordan Cone (130 lbs.), Luke
Grantham (135 lbs.), Octavious


Granville (189 lbs.) and Jon Snyder (285
lbs.). Coming in third were Logan
Register (160 lbs.) and Brian
Wainwright (140 lbs.). Fourth place went
to Josh Coulter (152 lbs.), Brodee
McGalliard (171 lbs.) and Joe
McMillian (215 lbs.).
The 'Dogs went to the 1-lAregional
meet last weekend at Matanzas High at
Palm Coast. See a future edition of the
Democrat for results.


Brian Wainwright


SPORTS COMMENTARY


Important stuff


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
It is nice to know
Congress is so involved
in sports. Senator Specter
wants to make sure the
Cheatriots didn't have
film on the Eagles when


Jon Snyder


they beat them. Former
Senator Mitchell wants to
make sure Roger
Clemens is telling the
truth. The last time I
checked there was a 9
trillion dollar deficit, we
were heading towards
recession, we had no
national health care and
were at war. I am so glad
we have the time and
money to check these
cheaters out.
Bobby Knight quit.
Never has a man's
accomplishments been so
overshadowed by his
personality. I hope we
never see another one.
Success should not afford
you a pass to be


obnoxious. That is
putting it mild. Joe
Paterno, Eddie Robinson,
Red Auerbach, Joe Torre
all at the top of their
profession and none even
close to Knight's antics.
Shaq tries to revive his
career in Arizona. He is
over the hill but he might
be enough to get them
through a few rounds of
the playoffs. I remember
when the only 7-footers
in the NBA were Wilt
Chamberlain and Mel
Counts. But then again I.
remember when Arizona
wasn't a state.

SEE SPORTABOUT,
PAGE 8B


A tough time again at the Stren


The Captain's Choice


Dock Talk
By Damon Wooley

This past weekend, FLW Outdoors
launched the start of the Southeastern
Stren Series in Bainbridge, Ga. on
Lake Seminole. The Stren Series is
comparable to AAA baseball because
it's got a field full of very talented
amateur fishermen trying to make
their start into professional fishing
but there are also several full time
touring pros that often compete in
the series. I mentioned in a previous
article that I would share some of my
experiences from my stint in the
Stren Series last year and as I


followed the competition and results.
of the season opener on Lake
Seminole, I was reminded of the
tough fishing and miserable weather
I endured during the exact same
tournament a year earlier. The entire
tournament plus the three practice
days were absolutely brutally cold,


rainy and windy. The fishing was
tough, to say the least. This year.
wasn't much better as far as the
catching was concerned. The
tournament was won by Clint
Brownlee who used a tunnel hull


SEE TOUGH, PAGE 8B


This time of the year is usually feast or famine when it
comes to fishing. When the weather starts warming
and we get a few pretty days, the fishing usually turns
on. But this is Florida and our weather is so
unpredictable that we often go from nice warm sunny
days to freezing within a day or two.


The 28th Annual
Captain's Choice golf
tournament will be played
Saturday and Sunday,
February 23rd and 24th at
Quail Heights Country
Club in Lake City, FL.
The course is in good
condition and as always a
great field is expected to
compete.

The popular scramble
event has attracted around
30 teams each year.
Teams from all over
Florida and South


Georgia participate in this
event each year. The
team of Carl Ste-Marie,
Kevin Roberts, Donald
Roberts and Jason Watts
won last year's event.

Teams are formed
based on a specific
handicap formula. The A
player is a pro OR an
amateur with a handicap
from 0 4. The B player
5 9, the C player 10 14
and the D player 15 and

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OUTDOORS



New rules for recreational freshwater fishing


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) has
passed rule amendments to sharpen
management of the state's freshwater
recreational and commercial fisheries.
Florida remains the Fishing Capital of the
World because of great resources and
responsible management. Regulations, based
on solid research, public input and local
impact, ensure a bright future for Florida's
anglers.
A new rule will prohibit use of firearms
for taking fish and wildlife on 38 fish
management areas (FMAs), rather than
completely prohibiting possession of
firearms on those areas. This is more
consistent with other firearm regulations and
reduces the problem of someone simply ,
passing through an area with a legal firearm
in his possession.
The following lakes associated with the
Fish Orlando! project are being removed
from the fish management area system:
lakes Lorna Doone (14 acres, Orange
County); Richmond (38 acres, Orange
County); Kirkman Pond (4 acres, Orange
County; and Lake Dot (3 acres, Seminole
County). The rule also prohibits possession
and use of cast nets in lakes Ivanhoe
(Orange County) and Santiago (Orange
County), which remain part of the Fish
Orlando! project.
Another rule allows the dates Joe Budd
Pond FIA in Gadsden County is open to
public fishing to be established by executive
order. This will allow changes related to the
fish camp dates and classroom activities at
Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center to be,
tailored to changing conditions. This year,
the pond will be open to the public during
daylight hours July 19 Sept. 21.
At Tenoroc FMA (Polk County), a new
rule allows visitors to check in and out at
additional designated entry points and
exempts permitted alligator hunters from the
requirement to enter at designated entry
points. The rule also renamed lakes East
Pasture and West Pasture to Pine Lakes and
increased angling opportunities in these two
lakes to include licensed anglers when
accompanied by a child under 16 years old.
Other changes at Tenoroc include limiting
the discharge of firearms to the firing range
or at FWC-sponsored events and requiring
. all dogs to be leashed.


A new rule will prohibit use of
firearms for taking fish and
wildlife on 38 fish management
areas (FMAs), rather than
completely prohibiting
possession of firearms on
those areas.

Another rule change redefined species that
may be taken with a dip net, cast net (1-inch
maximum stretched mesh), trap or minnow
seine for use as bait. Those species are
golden shiners of any size and other
freshwater nongame fish (including catfish)
less than 8 inches total length, unless
specifically prohibited. This replaces less-
specific language that previously referred to
minnows of nongame fish.
Nongame freshwater fish may be taken
with cast nets of any mesh size in the South
and Northeast regions, in Citrus and Glades
counties, and in most of the Southwest
Region. The exception is that possession or
use of cast nets in waters adjoining Saddle
Creek FMA (in Polk County) confined by
Morgan Combee Road, U.S. 92 and Fish
Hatchery Road is prohibited. The basic
intent of this rule is to remove the size limit
on cast nets in the South Region.
The rule requires fishing gear such as
hoop nets, wire traps, slat baskets, trotlines,
bush hooks and setlines to be clearly and
legibly marked with the fisherman's name
and address. This enables better
enforcement and removal of abandoned gear
or improperly positioned gear, such as gear
that is in too shallow water, creating a
navigation hazard.
The most significant rule changes concern
Lake Okeechobee to enhance its recovery
from recent environmental setbacks.
The black bass length regulation on Lake
Okeechobee moved from a 13- to 18-inch
slot limit to an 18-inch or greater minimum
length limit. Also, a new rule establishes a
10-inch or greater minimum length for black
crappie on the lake.
In addition, the boundary definition for
Lake Okeechobee now includes that portion
of the C-41-A Canal from the intersection of
the C-38 Canal upstream to the S-84
structure. The FWC conducted two public


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meetings in Clewiston and Okeechobee,
where participants favored the rule changes.
The black bass regulation on Lake
Trafford was changed from a bag limit of
five fish, only one of which may be 14
inches or greater in total length, to a five-
fish bag limit and provisions that all bass
must be 18 inches or greater in total length
and only one fish may be 22 inches or


greater in total length.
This ends the "on-year" public-comment
cycle, so freshwater rules probably will
remain relatively unchanged for the next two
years unless conditions change and require
prompt action by the FWC.
These rules go into effect July 1 and will
be included in the next printed rules and
online at MyFWC.com/Fishing.


FISHBUSTERS BULLETIN



Florida's nonnative

freshwater fishes


By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission
(with Paul Shafland, FWC, Scott
Hardin, FWC, and Paul Zajicek, Dept.
of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Nonnative freshwater fishes and


aquatic plants
present challenges
to Florida's native
species. Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission
(FWC) scientists
work diligently
with the public to
conserve the state's
native freshwater
wildlife and
ecosystems.
Thirty-four
nonnative
freshwater fishes,
introduced from
other countries,
currently reproduce
in Florida. Almost
all of these
introductions
resulted from


advantage. Elsewhere, efforts to
minimize water-level fluctuations in
lakes have caused changes in plant
communities and increased the muck on
the bottom of lakes, which often favors
nonnative species.
In Florida, there are two legally
introduced nonnative fish: triploid grass


Nonnative fishes
thrive in Florida,
partly because of
our subtropical
climate and because
aquatic habitats
have been
dramatically
altered. In some
cases, nonnative
fish's specialized
spawning and
rearing tactics (like
mouth brooding)
may provide them
an advantage.


individuals releasing unwanted
aquarium or food fishes, and/or the
flooding of aquaculture ponds. In
addition, nonnative plants, such as
water hyacinth, and invertebrates, such
as island apple snails, can create
environmental problems.
Consequently, it is illegal to release
any nonnative fish or other normnative
organism into waters of the state.
Anyone wanting to dispose of live
nonnative aquarium fish should give
them to a friend or an aquarium store,
or euthanize them by lowering-the
water temperature with ice or freezing
them in a plastic bag.
During 2007, FWC partnered with
public and private entities to post 400
"Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker" signs at boat
ramps, as part of a national campaign.
The signs remind boaters to clean their
boats, trailers or recreational equipment
of mud, plants or animals, and to drain
and dry their equipment to prevent
movement of nuisance species between
water bodies. Partners included the
Nature Conservancy, U.S. Forest
Service, U.S. National Park Service,
and Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Division of
Forestry.
Nonnative fishes thrive in Florida,
partly because of our subtropical
climate and because aquatic habitats
have been dramatically altered. In some
cases, such as southeast Florida canals,
nonnative fish's specialized spawning
and rearing tactics (like mouth
brooding) may provide them an


carp and butterfly
peacock bass. They
are used as biological
controls for excessive
growths of aquatic
vegetation and
overabundant forage
fishes.
The triploid grass
carp is a functionally
sterile fish produced
and certified in
hatcheries. Since they
do not reproduce,
periodic stockings are
required to control
aquatic vegetation.
During the past 20
years, results have
generally been
favorable. The
butterfly peacock is
the only reproducing
nonnative fish legally


introduced. Extensive research
indicated their release would help
reduce an over-abundance of nonnative
forage fishes, especially spotted tilapia.
Peacock bass have no known
detrimental effects, and they generate
millions of hours of fishing pleasure for
anglers, who spend more than $8
million a year in Florida.
Pre-release studies documented that
illegal nonnative fishes had become
extremely abundant in some Miami-
Dade and Palm Beach canals. Too few .
native predators existed to eat these
undesirable nonnatives. Peacocks have
helped control them without harming,
native fish populations.
In 1989, the fishery officially opened,
with a daily bag limit of two butterfly
peacocks, of which only one may be 17
inches or longer. Butterfly peacock can
be readily caught by using live shiners
swimming below a bobber, or on a fly.
Most 4-pound or larger fish are caught
between February and May.
Although triploid grass carp and
peacock bass are noteworthy
exceptions, it is important to remember
that nonnative species do not generally
belong here. It is illegal for anyone to
transfer or release any nonnative
species in Florida, including the
butterfly peacock. The only exception
is the immediate release of triploid
grass carp and peacock bass that cannot
be harvested.
See additional information and
relevant links at
MyFWC. com/Fishing/Fishes.


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Six new WMAs added for recreational activities


More than 33,000 acres
were added to the wildlife
management area (WMA)
system at the February
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
meeting on Wednesday. The
six new WMAs will provide
additional recreational
activities for the outdoor
enthusiast.
Five of the areas are in the
FWC's North Central
Region.
Belmore WMA, in Clay
County, consists of
approximately 8,737 acres.
There will be three 3-day
archery hunts, a 3-day
muzzleloading gun hunt and
a 2-day family hunt. For
general gun, there will be


one 4-day hunt and one 5-
day hunt. Small game
consists of six 3-day hunts,
and there will be three 3-day
spring turkey hunts. Fishing
and frogging are allowed
throughout the year. Tracked
vehicles, airboats,
unlicensed motorcycles and,
ATVs are prohibited.
Camping is prohibited. Bird
dogs are allowed during
small game season. All other
hunting with dogs is
prohibited. Horses and
bicycles are allowed on
roads and designated trails
only. Visitors must enter and
exit at designated entrances.
Four Creeks WMA is
approximately 13,147 acres
in Nassau County. Open


The new wildlife
management
areas, totaling
more than 33,000
acres, will provide
numerous
additional
recreational
activities for the
outdoor enthusiast

seasons include archery -
three 3-day hunts;
muzzleloading gun 3-day
season; family hunt 2-day
hunt; general gun one 4-
day hunt and one 5-day

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A big year for Future


Farmers of America


SUWANNEE HIGH SENIOR CHAPTER FFA OFFICER TEAM: Pictured, I to r, back row, Josh Coulter community reporter, Derek Ridgeway reporter and Katey
Melland sentinel; middle row, Sarah Luther student advisor, Katherine Haney historian, Misty West chaplain, Amanda Branham parliamentarian and Tori
Henderson treasurer; front row, Justin Johnson president, Adrienne Boyette vice president and John-Walt Boatright secretary.- Photo: Submitted


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SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SPEECH PARTICIPANTS:
Pictured, I to r, Tori Henderson, Tiffany Ragan and Adrienne
Boyette. Photo: Submitted


SUWANNEE HIGH JR. OFFICER TEAM: Pictured, I to r,'Ethian Butts secretary, Jared Hendry reporter, Rachel Morgan pres-
ident, Hollan Abercrombie vice president, Kristen Lane sentinel and Billy Flagg treasurer. Photo: Subrn'i


FARM JUDGING AND FARM MANAGER CONTEST IN MAYO: Suwannee High School FFA members SUWANNEE FFA MEMBERS RAISE MONEY FOR SALVATION ARMY: Pictured, I to r,
Dale Townsend and Phillip Hill (on the left, in FFA jackets). Photo: Submitted John-Walt Boatright, Tori Henderson and Kristin Summers. Photo: Submitted


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Secretary
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The Branford FFA chapter has been active in creating
another great year in FFA history. After an exciting state
convention, with the state tractor driver winner, two star
farmer nominees, the Ag Entrepreneurship state winner, the
state chapter SAE award and many proficiency award
finalists and winners. In July we started a new tradition with
a July 4th cookout at the Ag shop, with members and alumni
eating, visiting and watching the fireworks! In early
September, we had an officer retreat at the home of Jimmy
and Aubrey Wilkerson. We spent the day creating our
program of activities for this year and working on a few
leadership courses, including personality style, time
management, and future planning. Near the end of the
month, all of our state winners were recognized at the
Suwannee County school board meeting and given awards.
We also participated in a river cleanup project, cleaning three
of our major river parks. In October, we had Branford
homecoming, and elected Trevor Harrison and Katilyn
Herring as the FFA prince and princess and Slade Bronson
and Amy Smith as the FFA king and queen. At the end of
October, we traveled to the FFA national convention (where
we had a bronze and a silver finalist in proficiency awards!).
November found us competing in the district forestry
competition, where Josh Garrett placed third overall and
Trevor Harrison placed first overall in the pest and diseases
portion. On Veteran's day, we were honored to attend
pioneer days in White Springs, Florida, and give a two-day
steer presentation with questions and answers, and lots of


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visitors! December gave us the opportunity to compete at
the sub-district contests. Tabitha Crisp placed second in
prepared speech, Patrick VanAsch placed third in
extemporaneous speech, Daniel Garrett placed second in
Tractor operations and Brooke Johnson placed third in Creed
recitation. Our dairy judging team placed FIRST in the
preliminary exam and are getting excited about the state
competition February 14th. Future events scheduled for our
chapter include a big FFA week celebration with "decorate
your door", blue and gold day, teacher appreciation
breakfast, and other activities. We also plan to visit the
Surrey place nursing home in Live Oak, clean up our stretch
of "Adopt a Highway" (on 129) and participate in two
elementary school activities- Ag Literacy for third graders
and a Poison Prevention campaign for first graders. Then
we anticipate state convention with a star greenhand
applicant, some American and state degree applicants and
some proficiency awards. At the classroom level, we have
added a seventh grade Ag class (to encompass 7-12th
grades). We have grown many crops in our ag field, and are
almost through with the completion of a new Ag barn (fully
equipped with bathrooms, livestock pens and indoor
storage). If you haven't driven by the Ag field to look, drive
by and see our progress. We also have been updating our
website- www.branfordffa.org. Drop by the site for more
pictures and updates. We would like to thank our advisor,
school staff, principal (Mr. Roush) and the many community
members who stand behind us and help us in any way we
ask. Without the support of our wonderful community, we
would never be able to accomplish so much!


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SMS FFA OFFICERS: Suwannee Middle School IFFA officers 2007-2008, SMS FFA FORESTRY TEAMS: Suwannee Middle School FFA Forestry Teams
Pictured, I to r, front row, Laura-Kaitlyn Boatright president, Drew .. r-. 2007-2008. Pictured, I to r, front row, Jesse Dear and Wade Hendershot; mid-
Land eighth grade vice president, and Taylor Randell seventh grade die row, Harli Feeney, Taylor Randell, Braxton Hicks and Trevor Davis; back
vice-president; middle row, Hanna Ragan treasurer, Braxton Hicks row, Anne Etcher advisor, Laura Kaitlyn Boatright and Drew Land.
chaplain, Taylor Henderson sentinel and Heidi Brannon reporter; -Photo: Submitted
back row, Jason Howdyshell parliamentarian, Taylor Alley secretary
and Hal Weaver student advisor. Photo: Submitted


Suwannee High hosts FFA District 3 events

Suwannee High School hosted the annual FFA District 3 contests at .' .
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Jan. 24. FFA members representing nine : ..' .
counties in the surrounding area participated, Here are some scenes. ., .


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Rachel Morgan, left, SHS Junior FFA president, and Laura-Kaitlyn Boatright, SMS FFA president.


From left: Rachel Morgan Creed Speaking second place winner, Justin Johnson District:3
president, Kristin Summers Prepared Public Speaking winner from Suwannee High School,
Drew Land Prepared Public Speaking winner from Suwannee Middle School and Laura-Kait-
lyn Boatright Extemporaneous Public Speaking second place winner.


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From left: Arielle Claude, District 3 secretary, Drew Land of SMS, who won first prize in middle B l'F iA
school prepared public speaking, and District 3 President Justin Johnson of Suwannee High. John-Walt Boatright, left, SHS FFA secretary, and Katherine Haney, SHS FFA historian.


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NFCC NEWS



College Goal Sunday helps college-bound


students quality for financial aid


Sites are open Feb. 24 from 2 until 5 p.m. in

Suwannee, Hamilton and Madison counties


By NFCC Office of College Advancement and FDOE
Need money for college? Mark Sunday, Feb. 24 on your
calendar. Volunteers from North Florida Community College
(NFCC) are hosting College Goal Sunday sites in Hamilton,
Su i annee and Madison counties. The open-to-the-public
e% eni pro% ides expert assistance in filling out the Free
Apphcalton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so
prospective students can qualify for financial aid to attend
college. This is the third year NFCC has coordinated the
drive in the local area.
Trained volunteers will be ready to help students from 2
Until 5 p.m. at the Hamilton County High School Media
Center in Jasper, the Suwannee High School Media Center
in Live Oak and at NFCC's Marshall Hamilton Library in


Madison.
"We launched this program to help students who dream of
going to college gain better access to millions of dollars in
financial aid," said Florida Department of Education
Commissioner Eric J. Smith. "In just one day, anyone who
wants to learn about the financial aid process can get one-
on-one help from the experts."
Returning students, high school seniors and current
college students are encouraged to attend. A $500
scholarship valid for any college will be awarded at each site
to a student who attends the event. Winners of scholarships
from 2007 are Jarred Blanton from Madison, LaMarkus
Bennett from Monticello and Amethyst McMillian from
Live Oak.


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ORAL HISTORY: North Florida Community College students learn the power of the spoken word. Much to the
delight of their classmates, students in Rose Nixon's English 1102 class donned Greek costumes and performed excerpts
from the Greek classic Oedipus Rex Jan. 24. The exercise was part of a session on oral history in ancient times. Pictured,
I to r, instructor Rose Knox Nixon and her students, Megan Jackson (Lee), Kristen Campbell (Lee), Allie Taber (Monti-
cello), Lee Tamme (Perry), Alexis Stalnaker (Madison), Kevin Waters (Mayo), Kailey Sapp (Live Oak), Chris Williams,
Natalie Land (Mayo), Toni Jackson (Mayo), Cassandra Williams (Madison); kneeling, Wilhelm Wieland (Madison), Justin
Starling (Live Oak).- Photo: Submitted ,


Not only S
will students
have a chance
to win an on-
site scholarship.
they will also
receive credible
and reliable --
information about
grants, work-,tud%
programs and
scholarship, to pa.i for
college.
According to the
Florida Office of Student
Financial Assistance.
college-bound students \x ho
complete the FAFSA could
qualify for thousands of dollars
in federal and state need-based
financial aid. Gaining access to free or low-interest money is
an alternative to high interest loans and huge debts after
graduation.
Last year more than 4,600 students and families
participated in College Goal Sunday events. Dozens were
from north Florida counties.
"Money is available for college, but if you've never been
through the financial aid process, it can be overwhelming,"
said Chancellor Willis N. Holcombe. "Florida's College
Goal Sunday program is back to give students help in
navigating the process."
For more details about the process, visit
www.fldoe.org/collegegoalsunday. To complete the FAFSA
form, be sure to bring:
Driver's license or Alien Registration Card
Social Security Number or Card
2007 Income 1040 Tax Return and W-2 Statements
2007 Untaxed income records (social security, VA
benefits, TANF, welfare).
"We need community volunteers at each site," said Nancy
Lillis, director of NFCC Student Support Services. "No
experience is necessary and we'll provide training just
before the sessions start. What better way to help young
people in your area?" Those interested in helping out can
contact Lillis by telephone 850-973-1661 or email
lillisn@nfcc.edu.


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Dance Alive! National Ballet performs Feb. 14 at NFCC


By NFCC Office of College Advancement
Let Dance Alive National Ballet, one of the most distinguished
and creative ballet companies in the south, sweep you off your feet
this Valentine's Day during a performance at Van H. Priest
Auditorium on the campus of North Florida Community College
(NFCC) in Madison. The Gainesville based dance company
performs America Dances, a joyous and romantic evening of classic
American ballet, on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets, $11 adults
and $6 NFCC students and children age 12 and under, are on sale
now; but hurry...seats are limited..
The Feb. 14 Dance Alive performance is the fifth performance of
the 2007-2008 NFCC Artist Series season and is sponsored in part
by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for
the Arts.
The program includes the Balanchine Ballets Stars and Stripe and
Rubies as well the powerful Incertezza, the love laced Spartacus and
Le Corsaire and new works by Dance Alive directors Kim Tuttle
and Judy Skinner. The night is topped off with a segment of dance
to familiar American tunes such as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,
Hound Dog and Goin' Out of My Head.
Incorporated in 1966, Dance Alive began as a small regional
ballet company under the direction of Mary Ellen Pofahl. In 1975,
the company began touring with contracted dancers under the name


Dance Alive. Artistic director Kim Tuttle
who has been with the troupe since 1986
and Judy Skinner, choreographer-in-
residence, have put together a repertoire
that is exciting to watch, technically
demanding and challenging to dancers
and audiences alike. Tuttle is a three time
fellowship recipient for individual
excellence in choreography from the State
of Florida and Dance Alive National
Ballet has been the State Touring
Company of Florida for over 31 years
consecutively, an honor that has only
been achieved by this Florida arts
organization.
Don't miss Dance Alive National Ballet
this Valentine's Day at NFCC's Van H.
Priest Auditorium. The NFCC Artist
Series ends its 2007-2008 season on
March 6 with Pastures of Plenty: Tribute
to Woody Guthrie in Dance & Music. For
information or tickets contact the NFCC
Artist Series at 850-973-1653 or email
ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.


The program
includes the
Balanchine
Ballets Stars and
Stripe and
Rubies as well
the powerful 0
Incertezza,
the love
laced
Spartacus 'r
and Le
Corsaire and
new works bi
Dance Alive
directors Kim
Tuttle andJtiudy
Skinner.


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Dance Alive National Bal-
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will present a joyous
and romantic per-
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day,
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ditorium on
the campus of
North Florida Commu-
nity College (NFCC) in
Madison. Phoi0: Submitted


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hunt; small game six 3-day hunts; spring turkey three 3-
day hunts; waterfowl legal during the statewide seasons;
and fishing and frogging throughout the year. Tracked
vehicles, airboats, unlicensed motorcycles and ATVs are
prohibited. Bird dogs are allowed during small game and
waterfowl seasons. All other hunting with dogs is
prohibited. Horses and bicycles are allowed on roads and
designated trails only. Visitors must enter and exit at
designated entrances, which include navigable waterways.
Hatchet Creek WMA, in Alachua County, consists of
approximately 2,760 acres. Open seasons are archery three
3-day hunts; muzzleloading gun 3-day season; family hunt
2-day hunt; general gun two 3-day hunts; spring turkey -
three 3-day hunts; and fishing and frogging throughout the
year. Tracked vehicles, airboats, unlicensed motorcycles and
ATVs are prohibited. Hunting with dogs is prohibited.
Bicycles are allowed on roads and designated trails only. A
valid quota permit is required of all persons entering the
area on hunt days. Hunters must enter and exit only through
designated entrances and are required to check in and out at
the check station. All game must also be checked.
Log Landing WMA is in Dixie County and is
approximately 1,147 acres. Open season will include


archery two hunts, 16-day and 9-day; muzzleloading gun -
3-day season; small game six 3-day hunts; spring turkey -
9-day season; and-fishing and frogging throughout the year.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Hunting deer or hogs
with dogs is prohibited. Bird dogs or dogs with a shoulder
height of 15 inches or less are allowed only during the small
game season. Dogs on a leash may be used for tracking.
Fires are also prohibited, as is the taking of wildlife with
centerfire rifles. Users must enter and exit at designated
entrances or via the Suwannee River.
Thomas Creek WMA, approximately 1,753 acres, is in
Duval County. The area will have the following open
seasons: archery three 3-day hunts; muzzleloading gun 3-
day season; family hunt 2-day hunt; general gun two 3-
day hunts; small game six 3-day hunts; spring turkey -
three 3-day hunts; and fishing and frogging throughout the
year. Hunting deer or hogs with dogs is prohibited. Bird
dogs and dogs with a shoulder height of less than 15 inches
are allowed. A valid quota permit is required of all persons
entering the area on hunt days, except the small game
season. Everyone entering or exiting the area must use
designated entrances.
The last area is in Polk County in the FWC's Southwest
Region.
The Hilochee WMA Osprey Unit consists of 6,336


A tough-time again at the Stren


Continued From Page 1B

boat to run way up the Flint River and
catch some monster shoal bass. His
biggest was 6 1/2 pounds and he had
two or three others over five!
This time of the year is usually feast
or famine when it comes to fishing.
When the weather starts warming and
we get a few pretty days, the fishing
usually turns on. But this is Florida
and our weather is so unpredictable
that we often go from nice warm
sunny days to freezing within a day or
two. This type of weather frustrates me
and I would think that it does much of
the same to the fish. Fortunately,
spring will be here soon and we can
look forward to some great fishing for
several months. The bass have been
bedding down in the St. John's River
pretty heavily from what I've seen
from recent tournament results. I
would like to think that we may see


some bedding activity in our area
waters on the next full moon,
depending on how the weather acts
between now and then. I had someone
tell me recently that their were a
couple of small buck bass starting to
fan in his pond so I'm sure it won't be
long before the first wave does their
thing up here.
I ventured down to the Suwannee
River at Dowling Park for a couple of
hours one afternoon last week and the
water was up quite a bit. Don't get me
wrong, it's still dangerously low, but at
least we're getting some water from up
in Georgia via the Alapaha. I caught a
monster. Suwannee bass and a couple
other largemouths but the fishing was
relatively slow. Most of the eddy
pockets formed by the swift current
were choked with floating hyacinths. I
have no idea where they came from
unless they drifted out of the rock pit
that's upriver from Dowling Park. It


was about this time of the year last
year that Burt Robertson of Lake City
caught a 13-pound bass at Dowling
Park so the fishing's bound to
improve.
By time this article is printed, the
North Florida Bassmasters will have
hosted their second monthly
tournament of the year out of Hinton
Landing on the Suwannee River in Old
town. Last month Jr. Dice walked
away with all the money, so it will be
interesting to see if he can pull a
repeat. I will be out of town for the
tournament but I will be sure to get the
results.
Although it may not be relevant to
this column, I thought I may mention
that now is a good time to get down to
the coast, whether it is Steinhatchee,
Perry or wherever and try for a good
mess of mullet. If you've never been
gigging, you should give it a try
sometime because it's a lot of fun!


acres. Open seasons for wild hogs will include archery two
2-day hunts; family hunt 2-day hunt; general gun hog-still -
2-day hunt; general gun hog-dog two 2-day hunts; two 2-
day spring turkey hunts. Deer are not legal on this WMA at
this time because of low populations. Users must enter and
exit at a designated entrance. Airboats, tracked vehicles,
motorcycles, ATVs and outboard motors larger than 10
horsepower are prohibited. Horses are allowed during non-
hunting periods on designated trails and named or numbered
roads. Bicycles are allowed year-round. Nets, fish traps,
trotlines, set lines, minnow seines, cast nets and bush hooks
are prohibited. Bird dogs and dogs with a shoulder height of
15 inches or less for taking small game are allowed, and
dogs of any size during the general gun hog-dog season are
allowed.



SPORTS COMMENTARY



Important stuff


Continued.From Page 1B one pick for cheating. That
one pick not being in the
Spo rtabou first round is going to save
some ownership millions of
BYiM e1 ,- dollars.
Catchers and pitchers
Football is over for the report to spring training in
faint hearted but the two weeks. Will Mike
diehards are getting ready Hampton, Randy Johnson,
for the draft. The Giants Mark Prior and Kerry
will pick last but get a Wood be able to get over
break in picking #31 the arm injuries? Can Javy
instead of #32 because the Lopez make a comeback?
Cheatriots were penalized Stay tuned.



The Captain's Choice


Continued From Page 1B

up. All players must
provide Quail Heights
verification of handicap
prior to the beginning the
first round.

Entry fee for the 36-hole
event is $74 for members
and $90 for non-members.
The entry fee includes cart


fees both days and prizes.
There will also be an
optional skins game and an
optional sweepstakes for
the teams.

For more information
please call Carl at (386)
752-3339 or,
carl@gquailheights.com.
We look forward to seeing
you in Lake City.


Suwannee Legals
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
BY THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
KENNETH DASHER, Clerk of the circuit
Court of Suwannee County, Live Oak, Flori-
da, will on February 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
on the Front Steps of the Suwannee County
Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live
Oak, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public
outcry to th highest and best bidder for
cash the following described property situ-
ated In Suwannee County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK C, BRANNEN FARMS
SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION PER THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 310, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING MANU-
FACTURED HOME: 1998 HOMES OF
MERIT PINE MANOR 28' X 64'; SERIAL
NUMBER FLHML2P77118104A &
FLHML2P77118104B.
At the time of the sale, as set forth herein-
above, the successful high bidder shall post
with the Clerk a deposit equal to five per-
cent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit shall
be applied to the sale price at the time of
payment. The balance of the sale price
shall be paid in full to the Clerk by the end
of the business day the day of the sale.
This sale is made pursuant to the Amended
Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale and the
Summary Final Judgment Of Foreclosure
entered in a case pending in the Circuit
Court of Suwannee County, Florida, the
style of which is:
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as suc-
cessor service to GreenPoint Credit,
LLC, a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs
JOSEPH D. MATTHEWS, JR., BRENDA S.
MATTHEWS, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES; CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR


AGAINST THEM; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE ANDANY OTHER PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE
UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.

and the docket number of which Is
612005CA0002210001 XX
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to par-
ticipate In this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the CourtAd-
ministrator at the Suwannee CouniytCourt-
house, 200 South Ohio Avenue, lve Oak,
Florida 32064 at (386) 362-0549 within 2
working days of your receipt of this Motion
and Notice; If you are hearing Impaired, call
1 (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired,
call 1 (800) 955-8770.
IFTHIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE IENTI-
TLEDTO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THE FINAL
SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF FORECLO-
SURE.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of
this Honorable Court on January 25, 2008.
KENNETH DASHER
Clerk, Circuit Court
Suwannee, Florida


2/13, 20


2903 152nd Place
Lake City, Fl 32824
20048 121st Rd.
O'Brlen, Fl 32071
121 Magnolia Rd.
Perry, Fl 32348
when you vacated the premises at
1109 West Howard St., Live Oak,
FI 32064 the following personal
property remained:
Dog Cages, Night Stands, Cabi-
nets Clippers, Misc. Dog Supplies.
You may claim this property at
1109 West Howard St., Live Oak,
FI 32065.
Unless you pay the reasonable
costs of storage and advertising, if
any, for all the above described
property and take possession of
the property which you claim, not
later than March 10, 2008 (if per-
sonally delivered not fewer than 10
days, not fewer than 15 days after
notice is deposited in the mail) this
property may be disposed of pur-
suant to s.715.109.
"If you fail to reclaim the property,
it will be sold at a public sale after
notice of the sale has been given
by publication. You have the right
to bid on the property at this sale.
After the property Is sold and the
costs of storage, advertising, and
sale are deducted, the remaining
money will be paid over to the
county, you may claim the remain-
ing money at any time with 1 year
after the county receives the mon-
ey."
Dated: February 5, 2008


By: /S/ Joyce Cameron Belinda Star Cotter-Browne/Star-z
Deputy Clerk Name of Landlord


NOTICE TO RECLAIM
ABANDONED PROPERTY
To: Michelle Hickey, and
Chris Hickey
Address of former Tenant:


386-364-6561
Telephone Number of Landlord
1109 West Howard St.
Live Oak, Fl 32064
Address of Landlord
2/13


Attention Comcast Cable Customers:
Effective March 13, 2008 Comcast will add
The History Channel HO to channel 422,
Discovery HD to channel 424, Animal Planet
HOD to channel 426 and Scl-FI HD to channel
427. A preview of these channels may be
available for Comcast customers who cur-
rently subscribe to other high definition tele-
vision programming prior to the launch date.
Comcast does not control the content of
channels Included with standard cable ser-
vice or other service subscriptions. If you are
interested in this new channel offering and
want Information about availability, service,
equipment details and restrictions, please
contact Comcest at 386-362-3535.
Thank you for being a Comcast customers
2/13

NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Suwannee County Enforcement Board
will meet In executive (attorney-client) ses-
slon pursuant to Section 286.011(8) Florida
Statutes to discuss pending litigation be-
tween the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
and the Code Enforcement Board.
The executive session will commence during
an open, regular meeting at 6:00 P. M. on
Thursday, February 14th, 2008 In the Exhibi-
tion Hall 2 at the Suwannee County Colise-
um on CR 137, Live Oak, Florida. It is esti-
mated that the executive session will last ap-
proximately one (4) hour.
Those attending the executive session will
be Code Enforcement Board members Tim
Alcorn, Morris Drlggers, Maurice Perkins,
John Robinson, Bobby Brickles, Irvin Deese,
Robert Ogles, Terri Grebs; County Attorney
Hal A. Alrth; County Coordinator John G.
Wooley; and the Court Reporter.
Transcript by the Court Reporter shall be
made a part of the public record upon con-
clusion of the litigation.
2/8,13


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THETHIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 2007-191-CA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION

BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS,
INC. ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATE, SERIES 2006-21,
Plaintiff,


WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on JANUARY 3, 2008.
Dasher Kenneth
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Joyce Cameron
Deputy Clerk
2/6,13


PAULA BROWN A/K/A PAULA S. BROWN, PUBLIC NOTICE
at al, PUBLIC NOTICE


Defendantss.

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. 2007-191-CA of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit In and for SUWAN-
NEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF
NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CER-
TIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATE, SERIES 2006-21,
is the Plaintiff and PAULA BROWN A/K/A
PAULA S. BROWN; KENNETH S. BROWN;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS
NOMINEE FOR LITTON LOAN SERVICING
LP; are the Defendants, I will sell to tite high-
.est and best bidder for cash at FRONT
STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on
the 4th day of March, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth In said Final
Judgment:
LOT 3, OF THE HARRELL HEIGHTS, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1,, PAGES 427-428, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 907 SMITH STREET NW, LIVE
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
LIs Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.


The Suwannee County Code Enforcement
Board will hold a regular Meeting on THURS-
DAY February 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Exhi-
bition 2 building, Suwannee County Colise-
um, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
2/8,13


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
will meet in the Douglass Center Conference
Building, 617 Ontario Avenue, Live Oak
Florida, on the following date and time:
Wednesday February 13 2008
Special Meeting
(immediately following Workshop Session)
Budget
Contracts
Curriculum Issues
Facilities
Personnel Issues
Policy Issues
School Board meetings are open to the pub-
lic with the exception of Expulsion Issues,
which are private. Anyone present wishing
to appeal any decision made during the Reg-
ular Meeting will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the meeting Is made, Includ-
ing any testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Walter Boatright, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
2/13


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Florida Museum to open "Inside Africa"


traveling exhibit March 15


Visitors discover the black rhino, one of the three giants of the savanna, in the inside AfricaT exhibit, on display at the Florida
Museum of Natural History from March 15-Sept. 7. Scientists are trying to save the rhino from poachers who cut off the horns
and sell them on the black market. Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions


Butterfly Rainforest will

feature live African butterflies


AFRICA

BASED ON 'AFRICA," A PERMANENT
EXHIBITION ATTHE FIELD MUSEUM
MAM POUMBLE SYj

Logo for the Inside Africa exhibit, on display at the Florida
Museum of Natural History from March 15-Sept. 7.
Journey into the heart of Africa and experience its peo-
ple and rich cultural history with the new "Inside Africa"
exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History, opening
Saturday, March 15.
Based on the permanent exhibit at the Field Museum of
Chicago, the 6,000'-square-foot exhibit takes musetim-go-
ers through a journey to selected sites on the world's sec-
ond-largest continent and offers a deeper understanding of
the vitality, richness and significance of its people from
historical and contemporary perspectives.
"Africa is the birthplace of humanity and is a vast conti-
nent with incredibly diverse and rich natural and cultural
history, most of which is unfamiliar," said Darcie MacMa-
hon, Florida Museum of Natural History assistant director
for exhibits. "We're excited about the exhibit and our re-
lated programs, and their potential to inspire new family


SEE AFRICA, PAGE 8C


JACKSONVILLE
It's a boy!.


Jacksonville Zoo

announces giraffe birth


Blue-spotted Pansy, Junon-
ia oenone.
- Photo: Florida Museum of Natural
History photo by Ryan Fessenden


Black Swordtail, Graphium
colonna.
- Photo: Florida Museum of Natural
History photo by Ryan Fessenden


Large striped Swordtail,
Graphium antheus.
- Photo: Florida Museum of Natural
History photo by Ryan Fessenden


Jacksonville Zoo and
.Gardens is proud to
announce the birth of a
healthy male giraffe. The
calf was born on January 26
at 9:29 p.m. to Zawadi. The
calf first stood 36 minutes
after birth and first nursed at
1 hour and 54 minutes after
birth. He is 5'7" and 142
pounds, and after a neonatal
exam by Zoo staff, appears
to be very healthy. The
mother is also doing very
well and has demonstrated
excellent maternal skills,
including licking the calf to
clean and stimulate it
immediately following the
birth. This is Zawadi and
Duke, the father's, third
offspring. The calf, whose
name will be determined at
the Zoo's premier annual
fundraiser, ExZOOberation,
will be on exhibit this
weekend.
The gestation period for a
giraffe is about fifteen


Family members in a suburb of Dakar, Senegal, welcome visitors to their home in this photo
in the inside AfricaT exhibit, on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History from March
15-Sept. 7. Museum-goers can observe modern domestic life through three-dimensional set-
tings and videos of the familyis courtyard activities. Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions


SEE BOY, PAGE 8C Zawadi and her new calf. Photo: Submitted


30th Annual Olustee Battle Festival Feb. 15-17


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tee Battle Re-enactment
will be held Friday-Sunday,
Feb. 15-17 with the two-
day festival in downtown
4 Lake City on Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 15-16. Ac-
tivities include live enter-
tainment both days, arts
and craft booths (more than
150), a wide array of food
booths, children's entertain-
ment, demonstrations and
much more. A parade is
held on Saturday morning,
Feb. 16, starting at 10:30


a.m. There is no charge
downtown.
The battlefield is located
12 miles east of Lake City
on US 90 with authentic
camp sites, re-enactors and
a sutler's village at Olustee.,
Friday, Feb. 15 is education
day with thousands of
school children visiting the
battlefield. There is no ad-
mission charge on Friday.
A mini battle is held on
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., there
are also medical demonstra-
tions and a period music
contest at 2:30 p.m. Admis-

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sion is $5 for adults, $2 for
students and free admission
for children ages 5-and-un-
der on both Friday and Sat-
urday at the battlefield.
The 32nd re-enactment
of the Battle of Olustee will
be held on Sunday, Feb. 17,
beginning at 1:30 p.m. and
lasting approximately 90
minutes. Shuttle buses are
available from both the
Baker County Correctional
Center and Lake City Mu-
nicipal Airport on US 90,
both Saturday and Sunday
with a round-trip cost of $1
for adults and 50-cents for
children.
The Olustee Battle Festi-
val is the nation's second-
largest annual Civil War
event with more than
70,000 in attendance, in-
cluding approximately
2,200 re-enactors. For addi-
tional information call 386-
755-1097 or visit online, at:
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Suwannee County Cattlemen
Association's Heifer
drawing tickets available
Suwannee County Cattlemen Association 2008 Raffle
Heifer tickets are now available. Tickets: $1 each. "Hope,"
a commercial Angus heifer, has been donated by J & J
Hardwood Flooring, Joey and Lesa Adams, Live Oak and
will be 14 months old at the drawing. First prize: quality
beef heifer or $400 cash. Many other prizes to be given
away! Drawing to be held at the Open Youth Heifer Show
at the Suwannee County Fair April 2008, Live Oak. You
do not need .to present to win. All proceeds help to fund the
Open Youth Heifer Show. To purchase tickets by mail:
Suwannee County Cattlemen Association, Attention: Dianne
Cashmore, 11043 109th Lane, Live Oak, FL 32060 or call
386-362-2130.

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Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who pro-
tect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted
living facilities and adult family care homes. The program
is comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and
each council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, in-
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have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to
call toll-free at 888-831-0404 or visit the program's Web
site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

To reopen at new address!
Feb. 23
Alapaha River Band of Cherokee, Inc.,
Food Source Pantry to reopen
Closed until noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Moving to
new location in 'Jennings. If anyone needs food at any other
time Monday through Friday, it will be by appointment
only. If food is needed in an emergency, please call: Chief
Joan Thomas "Walk With Spirit" Nelson, 386-938-3609.

Tax Aide Available!
Now thru 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 Cen-
ter, 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
Regional Library, 1848 US 129 South; Branford: Wednesday,
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Suwannee River Regional Library, 703 NW
Suwannee Street. Bring photo identification and Social Secu-
rity Numbers of dependents; last year's return, if any; W-2's
or SSA-1099. if you.ieceie Social Security and anither in-
cnome forms received, interest and dividend information from
blank or brokers. Local Coordinators: Lake City Muriel
Caldwell, 386-754-4655; Branford and Live Oak Linda
Young, 386-364-8396.

Visit now!
Until Feb. 24.
,Quilt exhibit at Columbia County
Library in Lake City
The Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild invites you to the Co-
lumbia County Library to enjoy an exhibit of its quilts from
until Feb. 24 during regular library hours. The Columbia
County Library is located on 490 N Columbia, Lake City. Li-
brary hours: 386-758-2101. The annual event includes a va-
riety of over 50 handmade quilts of different sizes, patterns
and methods. Info: Marcia Kazmierski, 386-752-2461, or
Nancy Palmer, 386-961-9067.

Order now!
Deadline Feb. 14
Live Oak Garden Club to take orders


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for caladium bulbs
Live Oak Garden Club members will take orders for cala-
dium bulbs through Thursday, Feb. 14. Available colors are
red, pink, green and white for $6 per 10 bulbs. The bulbs
ordered will be available for pick up at the Garden Club on
Friday-Saturday, March 28-29. Thank you for your support
of the Garden Club. Info/orders: 386-963-3172.

Make nominations now!
Deadline Feb. 15
Jenyethel Merritt Award:
Call for nominations
To commemorate
Black History Month,
North Florida Commu-
nity College (NFCC)
and the African-Ameri-on
can Student Union
(AASU) are seeking
nominations from the -
public for the fifth an-
nual Jenyethel Merritt
Award for Civic Ser- .
vice. Nominations are
accepted through 5
p.m., Friday, Feb. 15.
Nominations should be
no more than one page
in the form of a letter and include the following informa-
tion: Brief explanation of why person is deserving of the
award. Brief outline of nominee's personal background,
education, achievements and/or contributions to education,
civic affairs or business relations. Please do NOT include
attachments, photos, clippings or other materials. Name,
address, contact information of nominating person or orga-
nization. Send nominations to the Jenyethel Merritt Award
Committee, c/o Devona Sewell, NFCC, 325 NW Turner
Davis Drive, Madison, FL 32340, fax to 850-973-1697 or
email to AASU@nfcc.edu. Info: AASU sponsor Devona
Sewell, 850-973-9409.

Tickets and ads available now!
Ticket deadline March 8
Ad deadline Feb. 19
Boys & Girls Club in Live Oak
to hold second banquet
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Florida Suwannee
County Branch will hold its second annual banquet at 6
p.m., Saturday, March 15 at the Florida National Guard Ar-
mory, 1416 SW Eleventh Street, Live Oak. Guest speaker:
First Federal Savings Bank of Florida Regional Manager
Stephanie McClendon; Entertainment: Southern Rhythm
Cloggers, Dalita Diaz de Arce, director. Donation price:
Adults/Youth, ages 13 and above $25; Children, ages 5-12
- $12.50; and children under 5 free. Tickets are available
throughSAtuolMarch 8. individual sponsorships ($25),
and table sponrsAhips for eight attendees ($200) are wel-
come. Deadline for souvenir booklet ads is Tuesday, Feb.
19. Full Page $100, 1/2 Page $50, 1/4 Page $35, Busi-
ness Card $25, Patrons $15. Send check and ad to: Boys
& Girls telub of North Central Florida, Suwannee County
Branch, P.O. Box 667, Live Oak, FL 32064. Info: Yvonne
Scott, 386-208-0734; Attorney Winifred Acosta NeSmith,
850-926-4500; Shelby Payton, 386-658-1184; Mae Devoe
Fields, 386-364-7666; or Audrey Howell, 386-364-4560.

Register now!
Feb. 23
Miss and
Outstanding
Teen Scholarship' .
Pageants
SMiss Suwannee River Val-
ley of North Florida Schol-"La
arship Pageants, Inc. is ac-
cepting contestants for Miss
and OutstandingTeen 4 T


Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter for all contestants
will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are a preliminary to
Miss Florida and Miss Arierica Pageants and will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Branford High School Au-
ditorium, Branford. Outstanding Teen Contestants must be
from the age of 13 and no older than 17 on Aug. 31 Addi-
tionally, the teen contestant must not be a senior in high
school. Miss Contestants must be 17 years of age and a se-
nior in high school to 24 years of age. Info: Diane Walker-
Saunders, business phone, 386-935-6380; or home, 386-
935-1017; cell phone, 386-208-9426; or fax, 386-935-6381.
Email: friendsfinethings@alltel.net or Sandy Daringer, busi-
ness phone, 386-935-6380; home, 386-935-0744; cell
phone, 352-281-7316 or fax 386-935-6381.

Register now!
Deadline Feb. 29
Registration opens for 2008
Suwannee Valley CERT Academy
Registration is now open for the 2008 Suwannee Valley
CERT Academy classes to be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on
three consecutive Saturdays, March 8, 15 and 22. Schedule:
Units 1, 6, 7 and 8, March 8 at Hamilton County Emer-
gency Operations Center, Jasper; Units 2-5, March-15 at
Columbia County Emergency Operations Center, Lake City;
and Unit 9, CERT review and the drill at Hamilton County
Emergency Operations Center, Jasper. Classes are free and
open to the public. These classes are for those individuals
who are committed and willing to give back to their com-
munity. You must complete all nine units and the graduation
drill to complete the class! Graduates will have the opportu-
nity to join the Suwannee Valley CERT team and help out
when a disaster occurs in Columbia, Suwannee or Hamilton
counties. Organizations, friends, families, church groups,
Neighborhood Watch Groups, Civil Air Patrol, motorcycle
groups or businesses are encouraged to sign up. Registration
deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29. Info: Shayne Morgan,
386-758-1125; Kimberly Thomas, 386-364-3405; or Roger
Ehlert, 386-792-6647.

Apply now!
Deadline April 15
Ten Star
All Star /
Basketball -i.
Camp to
evaluate
applications
Applications are now be- .
ing evaluated for the Ten
Star All Star Summer Basket-
ball Camp, which is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages
10-19 are eligible to apply. Deadline is Tuesday, April 15:
Past participants: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,.Vince
.Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant.Hill and AntawyTJamison.
College scholarships.available. Also a sununer camp is
available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill]evels.
Info/brochure: 704-373-0873, www.tenstarcamp.com.

Wednesday
Feb. 13 TRAINING DEPOT
NFCC will conduct BecomeA
CJBAT (Criminal CeruiOled Nursing
Justice Basic Assistant,-
Abilities Test) 40 Hr Exam Prep Class
North Florida Community
College will conduct CJBAT --n Classes Start
(Criminal Justice Basic F /February 18,2008
Abilities Test) on computer \] -niTndnw
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PORTABLE GENERATORS!
Many residents who lose power may turn to
emergency generators to ensure a continuous flow
of electricity to refrigerators, freezers, lights, fans
and other appliances. SVEC urges residents to
exercise extreme caution. While generators are a
convenience in keeping appliances running during
storm-related outages, they can also create hazards
for homeowners and electric utility workers.

When operating a generator:
* Always operate a generator in accordance with your house to receive power directly from a portable
manufacturer's guidelines and instructions, generator as opposed to power normally supplied by
SVEC. Transfer switches isolate the circuits supplied by
*To avoid CO poisoning, never use a generator indoors or in the generator and prevent backfeeding inadvertently
attached garages. Only operate the generator outdoors in a energizing circuits in both systems.
well-ventilated, dry area from air intakes to the home.
Backfeeding can most commonly occur when a
* To avoid electrocution, plug individual appliances into the generator is connected directly to the electric panel or
generator using heavy duty, outdoor rated cords with a wire circuit in a home. Feeding power back into the utility
gauge adequate for the appliance load. system during an outage will energize the transformer
serving the house and could pose a serious threat to line
* If connecting into the house wiring is necessary on a and service and tree crews working to restore power in
temporary basis, homes must have a transfer switch the area who may not know they are working with an
installed by a licensed electrician. A transfer switch allows energized line.

If you desire to obtain a transfer switch for residential
use the cooperative has approved a meter socket
based transfer switch by GENERLINK model number
MA23-N or S. Member would purchase the transfer
switch through GENERLINK (1-800-886-3837 or
www.globalpowerproducts.com) and contact the .
cooperative to schedule installation at no charge. '.


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Friday, March 7th 2007
Band Competition
12:00 noon 5:00 p.m.
Festival
6:00 10:00 p.m.


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Saturday, March 8h
12:00 noon 10:00 p.m.
Featuring:
The Claire Lynch Band
Randy Kohrs & the Lites
The Wilson Family Band

Also Featuring:
Blue Shades of Grass Riverbend
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Bar-B-Que Competition
(sponsored by Valdosta Shriners)


Adults: Friday $10.00, Saturday $20.00
Advance Two-day Pass $25.00
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healthy lifestyle well into one's golden years.
Whenever health comes into question, the first thing to cross
most people's minds is their diet. Dietary changes are necessary
as we get older for a variety of reasons.
Shifting 'energy levels: One of the foremost reasons diet
changes are needed as we age is the loss of energy that comes
with age. Because the body's energy levels decrease over time,
fewer calories are needed to function on a daily basis. If caloric
intake is not reduced as we age, weight gain and other negative
physical consequences can result.
Weakening bones: Dietary changes are also necessary to
defend oneself against injuries that can result from bones
weakening as the body ages. As we get older, bones begin to
lose mineral content, making them more susceptible to breaks
and other injuries. In addition, the body is more susceptible to
osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become brittle and
fragile, as it ages. Calcium can help prevent injuries to bones
and osteoporosis, emphasizing the importance of making
calcium a part of your daily diet.
Shift in production: Ever wonder why a middle-aged man
can eat the same diet as a young man but the physical evidence
(namely the difference in body type) will not indicate this to be
true? This is because as a body ages it begins producing more
body fat and less muscle. This means reducing the amount of fat
in your diet as you age and exercising more to combat the
reduction in muscle tissue production is necessary. It's best to
consult a physician for any specific dietary changes, but in
general reducing fat intake while including more protein in your
diet is a good start toward combating the production shift that
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Daily exercise, regardless of age, is one way to ensure.the aging process is a graceful
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their elasticity, making it harder for blood to be pumped. With the
heart now working harder to do the same job it's been doing for
years, certain changes must be made to reduce stress on the heart.
One is reducing fat intake. Someone who has a diet high in fat runs
the very dangerous risk of having fatty deposits form on their artery
walls, stiffening those walls as a result while increasing blood
pressure and making it even harder for the heart to pump blood. This
is another reason to reduce fat intake as you age.
While much of the discussion thus far has focused on ways to lose
weight and maintain a healthy weight, many people, particularly the
elderly, find themselves underweight as they get older.
Unbeknownst tomniany, being underweight can be just as damaging
as being overweight.
Perhaps the biggest risk you run when being underweight is
associated with turning a cold or other short-term illness into a.
much bigger problem. Keeping a healthy weight helps ensure that
your body is resilient, fully capable of handling some ailments, such
as cold or flu, that can afflict anyone, regardless of age. Being
underweight lessens your energy reserves, meaning you won't be
able to bounce back as quickly should you get the flu or a cold.
Sometimes, you might not be able to bounce back at all, leading to
permanent disability or, in some cases, death.
For those who are underweight, be sure to eat three meals a day.
Underweight people can find that finishing a meal is tough. If
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calorie foods on the plate first. If you need to leave anything on the
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at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at NFCC
Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus. CJ-
BAT is required for acceptance into Corrections & Law En-
forcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is
required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.

Thursday
Feb. 14
NFCC Artist
Series presents |
America 4.
Dances-Dance
Alive National
Ballet
North Florida Com-
munity College
(NFCC) Artist Series
2007-2008 presents
America Dances-
Dance Alive National
Ballet Thursday, Feb.
14 at Van H. Priest Auditorium on the Madison campus.
Info: 850-973-1653 or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.

Thursday
Feb. 14
Vagabond Squares to meet
for square dancing
Vagabond Squares will meet for square dancing at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 14 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 exer-
cise. First lesson free. They meet weekly. Ralph Beekman,
caller. Info: 386-752-2544 or 386-963-3225.

Friday
\ Feb. 15
Valentine's
Sock Hop
S High Springs Farm-
ers Market will pre-
.... sent a Valentine's Sock
Hop from 7-10 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 15 at the
High Springs Civic
Center, 330 NE Santa
Fe Blvd., High
Springs. That's
right, get your
j saddle shoes
and poodle skirts
ready! We've got the deejay
&.^i, ready-to spin your favorite
oldies. This event will raise funds
for its Community Garden Program. Refreshments will be
available for purchase. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 students;
children 5 and under free. Advance reservations can be
made by calling Event Chair Jan Leavitt at 386-454-1674 oi
352-317-8698, Info: 386-454-395, Sharon@yeago.net, or
www.w.cit).highsprings.com.

Friday-Saturday
Feb. 15-16
TOPS Chapter 662 of Live Oak will
hold a huge multi-family yard sale
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 662 of Live
Oak will hold a huge multi-family yard sale 8 a.m.-until,
Friday.-Saturday. Feb. .15-16. Items too numerous to men-
tion. Some large size clothes. Only 3/4 mile from Nobles
Nursery. Just follow the yellow signs. TOPS is a weight loss
support group, which meets at 9 a.m., Thursdays at Live
Oak Community Church of God, 10639 US 129 South, Live
Oak. Info: 386-362-5933.


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30th Annual Olustee Battle Festival
The 30th Annual Olustee Battle Festival/32nd Olustee
Battle Re-enactment will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17
with the two-day festival in downtown Lake City on Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. Activities: live entertainment both
days, arts and craft booths (more than 150), a wide array of
food booths, children's entertainment, demonstrations and
much more. Parade: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. There is
no charge downtown. The battlefield is located 12 miles
east of Lake City on US 90 with authentic camp sites, re-
enactors and a sutler's village at Olustee. Friday, Feb. 15 is
education day with no admission charge.. A mini battle is
held on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., there are also medical
demonstrations and a period music contest at 2:30 p.m. Ad-
mission: $5 adults; $2 students; and children 5 and under
free on both Friday and Saturday at the battlefield. The
32nd re-enactment of the Battle of Olustee will be held on
Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting approx-
imately 90. minutes. Shuttle buses: Baker County Correc-
tional Center and Lake City Municipal Airport on US 90,
both Saturday and Sunday With a round-trip cost of $1 for
adults and 50-cents for children. Info: 386-755-1097 or
www.olusteefestival.com.

Friday-Sunday
Feb. 15-17
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
and Campground presents
Kid's Music Camp
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak presents Kid's Music Camp, Friday-
Sunday, Feb. 15-17. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for in-
formation, tickets and reservations for camping. Info: 386-
364-1683.

Saturday
Feb. 16
15th Anniversary Party
and Wing Cookoff
Gaineville Harley-Davidson and Buell's 15th Anniversary
Party and Wing Cookoff will be held from noon-4 p.m.,
Saturday, Feb. 16. Proceeds to benefit the Alachua County
Humane Society and Shands Children's Miracle Network.
Master of ceremonies: Charlie McGraw. Live music, prizes,
great food, hot bikes and you!

Saturday
Feb. 16
Turkey shoot


American Legion Harry C. Gray Memorial Post 107 will
hold a turkey shoot at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, using
12 gauge shotguns only, shells furnished by AmeriCan Le-
gion. 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. Amer-
ican Legion: 386-362-5987. Info: 386-658-2447.

Saturday
'A *Feb. 16
NFCC Women's
Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at
home
NFCC Women's Sentinel
S. Basketball Team plays Talla-
hassee at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb.
16 at home. All home games are
played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium on the NFCC cam-
pus'in Madison. Admission is free and the public is wel-
come and encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-1609 or
email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assistant
coach Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.

Saturday
Feb. 16
Adult CPR/AED and First Aid
classes in Lake City
American Red Cross will conduct Adult CPR/AED and
First Aid classes from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb: 16 at
264 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City. Fees apply.
Pre-payment and pre-registration required. No refunds.
Info/registration: 386-752-0650, http://alachua.redcross.org.

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Tuesday
Feb. 19
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education) at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.
19. at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. No. 16), on the Madison
campus. TABE is required for acceptance into
vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-9451.

Tuesday
Feb. 19
Suwannee Elementary School (SES)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet
Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the
media center at SES, 1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther King
Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are welcome to
attend.

Tuesday
Feb. 19
Florida Nurses Association
District 30 to meet
Florida Nurses Association District 30 will nieet from 7-9
p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the practical nursing classroom at
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center. Dr. Bart Strang will
present a two-hour CE program titled Guardianship in Geri-
atric Care. CE credits will be provided without charge to all
members and for a minimal fee for non-members.

Tuesday-Wednesday
Feb. 19-20
NFCC will
conduct
GED tests North
North Florida Commu- sa
nity College (NFCC)
will conduct GED tests
at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-
Wednesday, Feb. 19-20
at NFCC Technical Cen-
ter on the Madison cam-
pus. Photo ID required,
preparation courses are
free. There is a fee for
test. Pre-registration re-
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Feb. 19-24
FCCJ Artist Series to present
Monty Python's Spamalot
Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty
Python's Spamalot, will open at the Times-Union Center for
a one week engagement, Tuesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-24, as
part of the FCCJ Artist Series/SunTrust Broadway Across
America Jacksonville 2007/2008 season. Patrick Heusinger,
a local graduate from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts,
will perform a lead role. Telling the legendary tale of King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest
for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot features a
chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent French-
men, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Schedule: Tues-
day-Thursday Feb. 19 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 22 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 23 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24
1:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $27 $74. Call 904-632-3373,
toll-free 888-860-BWAY or visit www.artistseries.fccj.org.
Group discounts: 904-632-3228, Info: Hilary Johnson, call
904-632-3211, fax 904-632-3266, email hjohnson@fccj.org
or visit www.artistseries.fccj.org.
Feb. 20
NFCC will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community College will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) on computer at 8:30
a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at NFCC
Testing Center, Building 16, on the Madison campus. CJ-
BAT is required for acceptance into Corrections & Law En-
forcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration is
required. Info/registration: 850-973-9451.
Feb. 20 Lake City
March 11 -Live Oak
Food managers training
Individuals required to take food managers certification
should sign up for the Food Managers Training which will
be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Columbia County Exten-
sion Office on Tuesday, March 11 at Suwannee County Ex-
tension Office, 1302 Eleventh Street. Registration can be
completed by phoning toll-free 888-232-8723.
Feb. 20-21
LCCC to host Suwannee Valley Region-
al Science and Engineering Fair
Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair
will be hosted by Lake City Community College (LCCC)
Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 20-21 in the Howard Confer-
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Feb. 21
Caregivef Support Group to meet
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. will host a Care-
giver Support Group meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21
at Suwannee Senior Center 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Live
Oak. All caregivers assisting in the care of another adult are
encouraged to attend. Info: Bruce Evans, 386-362-1164 or
Janis Owen, 386-362-4115, ext. 240.
Feb. 21
Branford Camera Club will meet
Branford Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 21 at Branford Public Library. Valerie Lawson will
conduct a mini-workshop on Photoshop's Light Room soft-
ware. Visit http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplight-
room/ to get a head start. Bring one of your pictures, on a
CD in either raw or JPEG format and see what she can do.
She will also have information on Florida's Birding and
Fotofest to be held April 10-13 or visit www.Getaway4Na-
ture.com. Several field trips are being planned, so come and
find out the details. Membership not required. The Branford
Camera Club meets at the Branford Public Library on the
3rd Thursday of each month, with two exceptions. No meet-
ing in August, and the December meeting is held on the 2nd
Thursday to accommodate the busy Holiday season. Plan
ahead for March 20 Photographer on the go! Bring your
favorite or non-favorite camera bag, back pack...whatever
you carry your camera equipment in when you go on the
road...we'll have a "Show and Tell." Info/Lawson: www.Va-
lerieLawsonPhotography.com. Info: Carolyn Hogue, pro-
gram chair, 386-935-2044 or technical consultants: Dick
Bryant, 386-935-1977, Dick Madden, 386-935-0296 or Skip
Weigel, 386-935-1382.
Feb. 21
Vagabond Squares to meet
for square dancing
Vagabond Squares will meet for square dancing at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 21 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 exer-
cise. First lesson free. They meet weekly. Ralph Beekman,
caller. Info: 386-752-2544 or 386-963-3225.
Feb. 22
Branford Woman's Club
Branford Woman's Club invites you to its second Italian
Night fundraiser from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at the club
on CR 247, Branford. Early tickets available for a donation:
$6 adult and $4 child or donation of $7 adult at the door.
Menu: lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea or
coffee. You may purchase tickets in advance by calling 386-
935-6854. The club contributes to The American Cancer
Society, The American Heart Association, Hacienda Girls
Ranch, Operation Smile, Hoby, miscellaneous charities and
an annual $250 scholarship for a local female high school
graduate. Club members continue to thank you, the commu-
nity of Branford, for your many years of support.
Feb. 22
Adult
CPR/AED and
First Aid
classes in Lake
City
American Red Cross
will conduct Adult
CPR/AED and First
Aid classes from 9 .
a.m.-6 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 22 at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite
102, Lake City. Fees .
apply. Pre-payment
and pre-registration re-
quired. No refunds. Info/registration: 386-752-0650,
http://alachua.redcross.org.
Feb. 23-24
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and
Campground presents Fabulous Florida
Disc Golf Tour
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak presents Fabulous Florida Disc Golf
Tour, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24. Visit www.musi-
cliveshere.com for information, tickets and reservations for
camping. Info: 386-364-1683.
Feb. 23
Alapaha River Band of Cherokee, Inc.
Food Source Pantry to reopen
Closed until noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Moving to
new location in Jennings. If anyone needs food at any other
time Monday through Friday, it will be by appointment
only. If food is needed in an emergency, please call: Chief
Georgie "Eye of Eagle" Burke 386-938-4843, or Vice Chief
Joan Thomas "Walk With Spirit" Nelson 386-938-3609.
Feb. 23
Suwannee Drug Free Coalition
to host 2008 International Festival
Suwannee Drug Free Coalition will host 2008 Interna-
tional Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at
Suwannee Mall parking lot. The event is to recognize and
celebrate the many cultures that make ,Suwannee County a
great place to live. Food and handmade crafts from around
the world will be available. Learn more about the Interna-
tional Festival at www.drugfreesuwannee.com. Info: 386-


High School Auditorium, Branford. Outstanding Teen Con-
testants must be from the age of 13 and no older than 17 on
Aug. 31 Additionally, the teen contestant must not be a se-
nior in high school. Miss Contestants must be 17 years of
age and a senior in high school to 24 years of age. Info: Di-
ane Walker-Saunders, business phone, 386-935-6380; or
home, 386-935-1017; cell phone, 386-208-9426; or fax,
386-935-6381. Email: friendsfinethings@alltel.net or Sandy
Daringer, business phone, 386-935-6380; home, 386-935-
0744; cell phone, 352-281-7316 or fax 386-935-6381.
Feb. 23
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
and Campground presents
Lawn Mower Race
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, US
129 North, Live Oak presents Lawn Mower Race, Saturday,
Feb. 23. Visit www.musicliveshere.com for information,
tickets and reservations for camping. Info: 386-364-1683.
Feb. 23
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at home
NFCC Women's Sentinel Basketball Team plays
Okaloosa-Walton at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. All
home games are played in the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium
on the NFCC campus in Madison. Admission is free and the
public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Info: 850-973-
1609 or email Alexander at AthleticDept@nfcc.edu or assis-
tant coach Marcus Hawkins at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.
Feb. 24
NFCC offers students help to qualify
for student aid
Need money for college? Mark Sunday, Feb. 24 on your
calendar. Volunteers from North Florida Community Col-


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lege (NFCC) are hosting College Goal Sunday sites in
Hamilton, Suwannee and Madison counties. The open-to-
the-public event provides expert assistance in filling out the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so
prospective students can qualify for financial aid to attend
college. A $500 scholarship valid for any college will be
awarded at each site to a student who attends the event.
Trained volunteers will be ready to help students from 2-5
p.m. at the Hamilton County High School Media Center in
Jasper, the Suwannee High School Media Center in Live
Oak and at NFCC's Marshall Hamilton Library in Madison.
Info: Nancy Lillis, 850-973-1661, lillisn@nfcc.edu.
Feb. 24-29
Stephen Foster State Park
to host Elderhostel
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs will host Elderhostel Sunday-Friday, Feb. 24-29.
Explore North Florida's natural beauty and local culture
along the Suwannee River in our learning programs for
adults age 55 and older. Leisure, active or service programs
are available. Learn more about the life and music of
Stephen Foster. Enjoy church suppers, local musicians and
craftsmen, or canoe and hike along the Suwannee. Register
at Elderhostel. Fees: Registration fees will apply. Info: 386-
397-4478, 386-397-4331 or
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.
Feb. 25-26
Adult CPR/AED and First Aid
classes in Lake City
American Red Cross will conduct Adult CPR/AED and
First Aid classes from 6-10 p.m.,Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 25
and 26 at 264 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
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Florida Museum to open "Inside Africa"


Continued From Page 1C

and community conversations. The opportu-
nity to feature African butterflies in the But-
terfly Rainforest is also a wonderful com-
plement to the exhibit and a great way for
visitors to experience African wildlife first-


A young girl discovers getting water from a wel
with this hands-on display in the inside Africal e
play at the Florida Museum of Natural History fr(
Sept. 7., The interactive pulley simulates the pom
hoist a 13-gallon bucket of water 98 feet, about
length of a football field. Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions


hand."
Through many hands-on activities, three-
dimensional settings, multimedia presenta-
tions and an exceptional collection of
African artifacts, the exhibit demonstrates
the enormous diversity of African geogra-
phy, societies and political systems, and
also helps visitors under-
-," a stand more fully the impact
of slavery and freedom
movements in Africa and the
Americas.
The exhibit will run
through Sept. 7. Admission
is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for
Florida residents, seniors
ages 62-and above and stu-
dents, and $4 for children
ages 3-12. For more infor-
mation, visit .
B www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
The content of the exhibit
is organized into four sec-
tions: "Families and Festi-
vals," "Safari," "Caravan"
and "Diaspora," which ex-
amines the disbursement of
Africa's ethnic population
and its cultural development
thereafter.
In Families and Festivals
museum-goers can observe
modem family life through
' realistic settings in the
d .7 W courtyard of a suburban
I is hard work home and through videos of
exhibit on dis-
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wer needed to ...
one-third the
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the family's actual courtyard activi-
ties. This section contains an orienta-
tion gallery that offers basic facts
about Africa: its countries, cities, lan-
guages, religions and geography.
The Safari section emphasizes
African wildlife and ecological
tourism. This section features life-size
animal skulls and their environmental
adaptations, a giant termite mound
and interactive video displays on go-
rilla research. I
The Caravan section features inter-
active and lifelike displays in a desert
oasis and a Tuareg family tent. The
Tuareg, a semi-nomadic group known
for their salt caravans and distinctive (
blue veils, are the region's best-
known people. An actual g9at-skin Flori
tent and other household objects de-
pict the everyday life of modem Tu-
areg merchants who crisscross the Sahara to
reach several of Africa's metropolitan trad-
ing cities.
The section titled Diaspora examines
Africa's interrelationships with the Americ-
as, focusing on the dispersal of African peo-
ples from Canada to Argentina. Visitors
learn how the majority of Africans histori-
cally arrived in the Americas through the
transatlantic slave trade. The exhibit also
explores African contributions to the cre-
ation of contemporary societies and the
ways those of African descent celebrate
their culture today.
Evergreen Exhibitions produced Inside
Africa in
collaboration


FLORIDA


MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORYe

da Museum of Natural History logo.

with the National Underground Railroad
,Freedom Center. The exhibit is made possi-
ble by Procter & Gamble Co.
The Florida Museum of Natural History
is Florida's state natural history museum,
dedicated to understanding, preserving and
interpreting biological diversity and cultural
heritage. It is located near the intersection
of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in
the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Butterfly Rainforest admission is $8.50 for
adults ($7.50 Fla. residents) and $4.50 for
children ages 3-12. Prices are subject to
change. For more information, including di-
rections and parking, call (352) 846-2000,
or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.


It's a boy!


A woman examines an African .map display in the 1lnside
Africat exhibit, open at the Florida Museum of Natural History
from March 15-Sept. 7. The display includes a size comparison
of Africa to other continents and countries, a graphic display-
ing the borders of African countries and a panel connecting dif-
ferent African languages to their native regions.
- Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions


Hands-on activities on this camel cutout describe the drome-
daryis adaptations to its desert environment: broad feet, built-
in visors, long lashes, extra eyelids, slit-like nostrils and an ex-
traordinary ability to conserve water. The display'li part of the
Inside AfricaT exhibit, open at the Florida Museum of Natural
History from March 15-Sept. 7. Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions


Continued From Page 1C

months. In the wild, calves
spend much of their first
week lying down and
hiding, while the mother
remains alert and prepared
to defend her calf against
predators such as lions and
hyenas. At birth, calves are
approximately six-feet tall
and weigh between 104 and
155 lbs. Giraffes are the
tallest animals and can reach
up to eighteen feet in height
and 1,200-4,000 lbs. in
weight. Giraffes have been


part of the Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens collection
since 1957.
The Jacksonville Zoo is a
non-profit organization and
is an accredited member of
the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums (AZA). It is
open year-round, seven days
a week, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. and
is located on Jacksonville's
north side at 370 Zoo
Parkway, .onphani t
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several homesites to choose from. Call for
more information. MLS#48460.
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FOR RENT: Professional office space with
1,296 sq.ft. Call for details.

0' of HORIZON PLANTATION- 1,020 acres
nded by with outbuildings and a couple of houses.
Some pasture, 20 acre lake, timberland.
Wildlife is abundant. Located in growth area,
#61924 paved road frontage. Has future development
potential. $5,95.0 per acre. MLS#60841
For more information on these
subdivisions, call Ronnie Poole
at 386-362-4539 or
386-208-3175. Visit our website


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of North Florida, Inc.
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Broker PHONE: (386) 294-2131
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INSIDE CITY LIMITS!I -ara to Ind. A one
acre lot within the Mayo city limits. Zoned
Residential. Only one block off Hwy 51 south.
$24,500-MLS#64580. Ask for Dorothy Neill
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UL..A II '.iri" .I L.L I ." tIUALJst .U. = ,' -k I,t i IUUIJ. ua 1i it'wrn', .uII a I.%
room All nek .ippliari.es, new sood laninate lloors and new carpel All nek%
vi.ndow. and screen, on I acre fenced 1450 sqlrt would qualtf fo'r SHIP program
$134.,lh00 Call Carl Rogers. r.,s-7'0.8'7 MLSf4-1317


20 \CRES located heri'een Li e Oak and Lake Crit NO restrictions Three racism tc.
choose fr.:.om $.51.10 acre Call Ronnie P...ole. 208-3175 MNLS#63445
ANXIETY RELIEVING SETTING...waierfall v.%Koi pond, rela\ to the sound of
rushing water. 4 ac fenced. 16\22 detached storage vorkihop. butterfly garden. 3-2
srucco home built in 2'006. buck iote. great room, split floor plan $176,50i0 Call
Glenda McCall. 208-5244 MNLS6-1.472
54 ACRES in MADISON COUNTY- great place to rail ndle. or hunt This high and
dr) land includes a 2 stall horse barn w 2 concrete floor pull through, work shop &.
guest quarters Also has pole barn and corral Aller a da, of riding, hang your hat in
this beautiful 200l4 TWM\N-I 375.0i10 Call Lon Alban. 2i)S-4-146 NMLSh#64423
COUNTRY QilET yet ci e close! This 4 acre lot is the rnght spot for *,our new home
with plenty of room for the kids Lots of trees tlith graded road frontage, all the
pleasure of counrr. hi.'iig ct close enough for ci' con. enience. 549 000 Call Neldia
Hatcher, 688-8067 MLS#55814
QUALITY AND ELEGANCE can be found throughout this exquisite 3-stor,' brick
home Featuring exposed pickled ceiling beams, large kitchen, spacious LR & dining
area, master suite t.'access to balcony oterlooktng Whiue Lake, 3'3. plus 21 I'2 baths.
FP, office, endless storage space. A must see! $595,i.100. Call Sandra Jenells 36-1-8133
MLS#63 198 Virtual Tour at 3 ww poolereait comr


WOODED ACREAGE ON PAVED ROAD
Nice five-acre parcel in a good area on US
Highway 27 just north of Mayo. Property has
scattered trees throughout and several good
spots for your mobile or site-built home
Dimensions 325'%600 $50.000 MLS
456850. Owner financin;rg wilh no qual;tyrng
and only $5,000 down Asi. f.r Heatrer Nhell


CONVENIENT LOCATION- to schools and shopping Ihree bedroom, 2
thab home with open floor plan has extra room for the kids to play. office
space to1 $200.00fi Call Runnie Poole. 2,h-3175 MLS#622.02


INVESTORS! It's hard to find land at this price. 21, acres high and dry
Propirtrv has planted piner approx ? to 11.1i rs old Snime lonely old oaks also
share the space Only $13.,tlnrli Iri ir Dee,. Zry.4276 MLS049H43
BUSINESS FOR SALE- currently operating as a sandwich shop. Equipment
included $27.500. Call Ronnie Poole, 208-3175
LOI ESTAT'ES.,.Good location. nor far trom Li'.e Oak Quiet & peaceful and
ready for you to build ,our new home on Starting at S50,000. Owner financing
aailable CaDl Ric Dono',dn. 590-129.1. MLS#59563
GREAT LOCATION- 3,2 brick home. screened back porch. overlooking
inground pool. 20i20 bam '.electric and overhead door, privacy fected bauk
',.rd, RV hookup. $14q,900, Motivated sellers Glenda McCall. 208-5244
NMLS#63553
PRICE REDUCED! Thr, 40 acre parcel planted in pine' is homp to deor,
turkeys, and wild hogs CR 255 not far fiom the Suwannec River and I-lu.
Great place for Your ne% home $200,0rfi. Call Nelda Hatichr, .6888067,
NMLShS#2873
QUAINT 3'I w'Ip on .75 (imolt acre. approx 1354 bq.It Kitchen W%,t
completely remodeled in 2002 and appliances were new in Aug 23007. Ouwlide
includes Koi pond, 2 .ebicle shelter, and 2 omlhuilding, st58,00thu Call I ,ni
Alban for your showing 208-444'. ML'S#6384,
PRICE REDUCED- 79 acrei- 16 yr old pines within the city Iimits 'of Livo
Oak. This is a great investment parcl, $671,,500j Call Shenel McCanl, l60400
HAMHITON COUNTY HOME and hoc'e farm: 6.1, 334'7 qll, %6 A,.lO., will
,cross-fenced pasture, 17 stall horte barn w/tack room, olfied aUni wai i t1t111
Near 1-75 & Hwy 6. irte of planned horse rae track Reduce tU $7l7t),i1Cl0 C(tll
Fred DoVanc.b658-31B9 or Ri, Donovan 59U. 129. MI,S#5471


W* r n. 1 l M15US SREI 5/4 Spilt Level Hotme w 7 re,. Pt'/ced road troinitge, 2 a ar
3/2 MODULAR JIOME on I acre. Built in 2006, (never been lived $n). Greot garage, 2,kilcheou, obrrial living and dllnnitg rooms, 2 FP, workihup,
community. Great starter home. QOualifies for ship financing. $139,900 Call Nelda pool, .etc. To many eras to moflun.i, Holge stits on hill, $20,900) Motivtild
Hatcher, 688-8067 MLS#55957 sellers. dll'Eliafieth Pinedu, 688-2656 ML8#64631
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1 ACRE LOT Great area just around thme
corner from the historic Suwannee River and
a lovely park and paved public boat ramp. Lot
is lightly wooded and ready for your custom-
built or mobile home. Neighborhood clean
and quiet. Just outside town two miles.
Additional adjacent lot available. $19,500


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Great wooded one-
acre lot ready for your
manufactured or site
buill home Close to
town arid a stone's
throw trom paved
road lice, peaceful,
quiet area Two-minute
drive h: the Suwannee
~ River wirn public park
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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 barn. $5,000
per acre owner will divide with price adjustment
Fob-rnore information on these properlji and ,amhr in our iyventory, call
BA.YNARD iA'RD. CHUCK DAVIS or K.TRINA BLA.LOCK at t-800-805-7566.
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LOST. Female, Black Long Hair,
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White Area. 386-454-4030.
LOST JACK RUSSEL, White
w/Mask of Black around Ears &
Eyes. Hwy 90, btw 63rd & CR 417.
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WEIMARANER LOST. Male,
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PARENTS ON PREMISES. HIth
Certs & Shots, 8 WKS. 3. Males
Fawn, 1 White Female. Cash
Only, Live Oak. 386-658-3600
DONKEYS FOR-SALE 1 Jack 7
mo, $250. 1 Jenny 6 mo.$300.
Both are chocolate in color, hand
feed, very friendly good family pet.
386-935-2982.
Pet Care
SPAY-NEUTER -your dog or cat at
PAWS' low-cost, clinic. No income
or residency restrictions.
386-938-4092
Livestock
LLAMAS ALL REGISTERED
and healthy. Mostly females in
various colors and ages. Delivery
available. Price range $500-
$1,500. Jeanne Holliston, Live
Oak,.FL. 386-330-0345.
Farm Equipment


TRACTOR 1953 FERGUSON
T030, w/loader, both in good,
shape.. runs good, see to .
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with a 3/2 CH/AC DW mobile
home, kitchen furnished, 12x24
screen porch, 1,660 sq. ft.,
carport $98, 000.
(2) Jasper: 416 Vickers Court, 3
or 4 bedroom, 3 bath CH/AC
brick home on nice lot. Good
area. $196,000. "
(3) Dowling Park: 5 acre wooded
on paved road. Good buy @
$49,900.
(4) 161st Road: 9.82 acres in
grass with some nice trees with a
3/4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, CH/AC
home with fireplace, kitchen
furnished, containing
approximately 2350 sq. ft.
heated area, 10'x30' storage,
good area. $283,900.
(5) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work
for land home package.
$49,900.
(6) Suwannee River: One acre
wooded tract on paved road with
107 ft. on water, elevation survey
buildable, good buy,@ $72,000.
(7) Suwannee River: Two
wooded lots with 200 ft on the
water, 2 ac.-with 4" well septic
and mobile home. Good
elevation Price Reduced
$129,000.
(8) Off CR 349: Four acres
wooded, good area on good
county road. Priced to sell @
$34,000.
(9) Off CR 349: 10 acres wooded
with CH&AC log home with
30'x40' pole barn, kitchen
furnished, washer & dryer,
10'xl2' storage. Good area.
Reduced to $175,000.
(10) Off CR 247: 10 Acres on
paved road, fenced on 3 sides.
Good location $99,900.
(11) Suwannee River: 1.6 acre
wooded tract with 100 ft. on the
water, together with a 3
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath CH&AC
DWMH cont. approx. 1700 sq.
ft. with detached storage. Priced


to sell @ $145,000.
(12) Branford area: 15 acres in
good cropland, with county
roads and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27 &
US 129. Reduced to $10,995 per
acre.
(13) Live Oak Area: New 3
bedroom, 2 bath CH/AC home,
kitchen furnished, parking pad,
sewer & water, will work for
S.H.I.P. 100% financing. Only
$112,500.
(14) Peacock Lake: Two lot one
on the lake the other lakeview.
$79,900 for both.
(15) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure.
Reduced to $35,500.
(16) Off 16th St. 3 nice lots with
survey work for home or mobile
home. $9,000 per lot Terms.
(17) 40 acres with 835 ft. on
paved road in 13 year old
planted pines. Priced to sell at
$195,000.
(18) Off C.R. 255: 40 acres in 16
year slash pine on good road.
Priced to sell at $4,500 per acre.
(19) Dowling Park Area: 16.8
acreg on paved road, wooded
with some grass. Priced to sell at
$135,000.
(20) Suwannee River: 4
contiguous lots on the water
each with 100' frontage, good
county road. Have 100 year
flood. Good buy @ $60,000 per
lot.
(21) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2
home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished,
carport. $83,250.
(22) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded
large trees, good county road.
Priced to sell @ $5,995 per acre.
(23) Cherry Lake: One acre
with a nice 3 bedroom CH&AC
cont. 1,350 sq. ft. and numerous
updates, kitchen furnished,
26x16 deck. Priced to sell @
$99,900.
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MANAGER
Columbia Bank
Columbia Bank, a FDIC insured,
$200 million commercial bank
seeks a banking center manager
to oversee two offices in Columbia
County, Florida. The ideal
candidate has a minimum of five
years bank management
experience. The candidate will be
responsible for the administration
and efficient daily operation of a
full service banking office,
including operations, product
sales, customer service, and
security and safety in accordance
with bank objectives. A lending
background is preferred. Able to
develop new deposit and loan
business: provides superior level
of customer relations and
promotes the sales and service
culture through coaching,
guidance and staff motivation.
Participation in community affairs
to increase bank visibility and our
officer call program is an important
part of the position and is required.
To be considered, fax your resume
with salary history to the bank at
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or submit'an application at 4785
West U.S. Highway 90, Lake City,
FL
EOE/M/F/DN
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assistants, no exp nec. All Types of
work. Van Fleet, Boats,
Maintenance, Filing & shopping.
Department Heads wanted in
Daycare, IT, Food & Spa. Women
& all others encouraged to apply.
Personal trainer needed. Outdoor
casual environment, $10/hr pd
every hour. Car and apartment
included for Perm. hire. Call 386-
965-1170
CNA NEEDED
Full Time 7-3pm and 3 -11pm .
Call Angela Akins at 386-362-7860
or apply at Suwannee Health Care
Center, 1620 E. Helvenston Street,
Live Oak, FI 32064. EOE/DN/M/F
FAMILY SUPPORT
WORKER
The Levy County Health
Department is seeking a Family
Support Worker to work in
Suwannee County, Position
#64003743 to work in the Healthy
Families Program making home
visits to clients. Must have a high
school diploma or its equivalent.
Experience in home visitation and
Spanish speaking/writing
preferred. Must be fingerprinted.
May be required to work extra hrs
or days in the event' of an
emergency. Salary range is
$702.27-$1,825.01 biweekly.
Applications will be accepted
online at www.peoplefirst
.myfjorida.com State of Florida
applications may be mailed to
State of Florida, People First,
Staffing Administration, P.O. Box
44058, Jacksonville FI 32231 or
faxed to 904-636-2627 by 2/15/08.
EEO/AA/VP Employer
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diligent person with reliable'trans
needed. Must have ability to
operate equipment. Class A/B
CDL preferred; mechanic exp a
plus. Serious applicants only call
386.963.5438.



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Travel center located on 1-75 in
Madison. Great Pay, Great
Benefits, Great Company.
Experienced C-store and Quick
Service Restaurant General
Managers, Assistant Managers
and Shift Leaders please apply at
our Management Career Fair on
Friday, February 15, 2008 at the
Madison County Employment
Connections Center located at
200 W. Base St.. 2nd Floor,
Madison, Florida, 32340. Please
call (850) 973-9675 for
information. If you cannot attend
the Career Fair you may send
your resume to
kburgess@fasttrackstores.com.

FirstDay
FT COORDINATOR
Community Life Programs &
Services
Advent Christian Village ,
658-JOBS (5627)
WWW.ACVillage.net
Must be creative,, organized,
energetic, a self starter, and enjoy
working with geriatric populations
to plan, implement, and coordinate
therapeutic activities programs for
long-germ care residents,
incorporating nursing and social
services. Bachelor degree in
healthcare, social service, or
relevant field desired. Knowledge
of LTC regulations/documentation
requirements required. HISD or
equivalent required. Prior relevant
experience desired.
Competitive wages and benefits
(health/dental/life/disability ins.,
403b, AFLAC, access to onsite
daycare & fitness facilities). EOE;
Drug Free Workplace, Criminal
background checks required.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00am
until 4:00pm, Carter. Village Hall,
10680 D,.r-,ing Park FI fax
resume r:, 386.t58-5160 or vi it
w'vW ACVlisige net

FirstDay
RECEPTIONIST High pace local
company. Must be experienced
and able to handle multiple phone
lines, computers, typing and filing.
Part time, approximately 32 hrs
per week. Must send resume to
H/R Dept. PO Box 228 O'Brien, FL
32071


-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
416570-F


Double and

single wide

mobile homes

for rent on

their own lots

in the

Live Oak area.

Ask for

Larry Olds

386-362-2720
416568-F




Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Olds.


386-362-2720


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
FirstDay
KENNEL HELP NEEDED, 0
Brien/Little River Springs area. 2-5
days a week including weekends.
Call 386-935-1054
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. Apply in person at
Suwannee Health Care Center,
1620 E. Helvenston t., Live Oak,
Fl. 32064. EOEN/D/M/F
PLUMBER, entry level. Part-
time/as-needed, leading to full
time career opportunity. Own tools
and transportation. Live Oak
Plumbing 386-362-1767.

PRESIDENT
OF
NORTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The District Board of Trustees
invites .applications from
innovative and visionary leaders
for the President of North
Florida Community College. The
College is in its 50th year of
serving six rural counties in
North Florida. See our Web
Site at www.nfcc.edu for
details and qualifications. EOE

FirstDay
POOL SUPPLY PERSON needed
at Seaman's Aqua Clean, to
include but not limit to trouble
shooting pool problems, chemical
recommendations and parts and
sales. Full time, Mon. Sat.,
experience preferred. Competitive
pay. 'Pay based on experience.
Apply in person at Seaman's Aqua
Clean, 230 W. Howard St., Live
Oak, Fl. EOE Drug free workplace.
No phone calls please
EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE
New to Lake City or Live Oak?
Tired of looking for work on your
own? Positions are available.
INDUSTRIAL/ all Shifts, must be
able to lift up to 70lbs Drug
Screens & Background Checks.
CLERICAL/ All Levels
Fax resume to 386-755-7911 or
Call 386-755-1991 for an appt.
WAL-STAF Personnel


RN CLINICAL
CARE COORDINATOR /
MANAGER
Seeking RN for day shift Monday -
Friday with rotation of on-call.
Need excellent clinical,
organizational, and time
management skills. Prefer
background with supervisory
experience. Competitive wages
and benefits. Great working
environment. Contact: Holly Reed,
Director of Nursing, Lafayette
Health Care Center. 512 W. Main
St., Mayo, FL. 386-294-3300

FirstDay
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
386-658-JOBS (5627)
Do more than work,
join a family
LPN-Direct long-term care
staff
PT/FT positions, nonrestricted FL
License required; experience
preferred; shift differentials for
evenings/weekends
Childcare Worker
Pre-schoolers/newly renovated
facility; must be CDA certified or
willing to obtain certification.
LPN Home Care
Nonrestricted FL License required;
experience in home
health care preferred.
Benefits include health, dental, life,
disability, savings, AFLAC
supplemental policies, access to
onsite daycare & fitness facilities.
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks req.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon thru Fri., 9:00am
until 4:00pm., Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Park Drive,
Dowling Park, Fl; fax resume to
386-658-5160; or visit
www.ACVillage.net

Job List
DRIVERS NEW CENTRAL FL
LOCAL & OTR POSITIONS
AVAILABLE! CDL-A w/tanker
req'd. Premium pay & benefits.
Call 877-484-3042 or visit
www.oakleytransport.com
Autos for Sale
1996 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY
MODEL, All leather, low milege,
well cared for, runs great, $5,200.
386-364-1247 Live Oak.


Announcements
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$475. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 for
more details or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com.
Apartment for Rent
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings
(800)482-9419.
$477/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD Home! (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
Business Opportunities
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AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee Dist.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free Info. 24/7
(800)729-4212.
Cars for Sale
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500! Tax
Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks,
SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's, morel For
Listings Call (800)706-1743 x2486.
Police Impounds for Sale! 93 Honda Civic $3001
95 Toyota Camry $900! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
Employment Services
Get Crane Trained! Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Placement Assistance.
Financial Assistance. Georgia School of
Construction. www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg. Pay $20/hour or
$57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer placed by
Exam Services, not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492. Fee Req.
Equipment For Sale
SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00--Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodsawmills.com/300N FREE
Information: (800)578-1363-Ext: 300-N.
Help Wanted
Drivers: LOVE YOUR JOB! Bonus & Paid
Orientation 36-43cpm Earn over $1000 weekly
Excellent Benefits Class A and 3 mos recent OTR
required (800)635-8669.
Driver: DON'T JUST START YOUR CAREER,
START IT RIGHT! Company Sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
Tuition reimbursement! CRST. (866)917-2778.


FirstDay
CHEVY LUMINA 1998. Good
condition, Loaded w/A/C, PS, PB,
V-6 engine, $2200 or OBO 386-
658-1711
CHRYSLER LABARON
CONVERTIBLE V-6, Auto,
Excellent Condition, Low Mileage,
Beautiful Car, $3,500. '386-208-
0728 Live Oak.
MAZDA RX-7 1993. Don't miss
out! Gorgeous coupe with 22,000
miles. Brown with black interior. 2
door, manual. 2WD, 8 cylinder. No
damages.
VIN#jm1fd3317p0204406. Asking
$50pO.Email
david @ agusti @ msn.com.
Miscellaneous
BLOWN HEAD GASKET? State
of the art 2-part carbon metallic
chemical process. Repair
yourself. 100% guaranteed. 1-
866-783-5399; www.RXHP.com

Apartments for Rent

FirstDay
LOOK
FOR RENT
"1 & 2 Bedroom Units
Available Now"
Lafayette Apartments
Rental Assistance Available to
qualified applicants. ,
Office hours 8-5 Tues. Fri.
176 SE Land Avenue
Mayo, FL 32066
386-294-2720
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity

Houses for Rent
$RENT/OWN$
Jennings 3/2 $675 (2 Acres)
Dowling Park/Mayo 4/2 $750
(1Acre)
O'Brien 3/2 $750 (2 Acres)
24 Hr Info Line
866-877-8661 Ext 207

FirstDay
BRAND NEW HOME FOR RENT
3Bd/2Ba 1800 sq ft, 7 miles N. of
110, on 129. $1400 ..mo,
lease/purchase options avail. NO
INDOOR PETS. 386-364-1234


Our top regional driver made $68,975 in 2007!
How much did YOU earn? $.45 per mile? Make
more in 2008! Home most weekends!
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
ROAD RULES TRAVEL USA Tired of watching
road rules? Make 2008 Great! Create your own
adventure? Now hiring 10 Sharp Guys and Gals
to travel to major US cities to represent sports,
fashion & news publications. $500.00 sign on
bonus. Hotel & Transportation provided. For
interview, Beth Monday-Friday (800)537-7256
http://www.MyTravelJob.com Call Today! Travel
Today!
Homes For Rent
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home
only $199/mo! More 1-4bd Homes Available! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA $23,300! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$477/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
HUD HOMES! 7BR $199/mo! 2/BR
Foreclosure! $246/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
Home for only 5% down & Owner Will Finance.
Monthly pmts. From $695.00 Call (888)579-
0275.
BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available Repos, REOs,
HUD, FHA, etc. These homes must sell. For
listings call (800)706-1746 Ext 4731.
Foreclosures! Buy l-4bd Homes from $199/mo
Financing Refs Available! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419:
Bank Repos! 3bd '2ba Home only $35k! 4bd
2.5ba Home only $50k! Payments from $199/mol
5%dn, 20yrs @ '.. ipi! For Listings & info
(800)482-9419, '
A Bank Repo! 7/BR $12,9001 3/BR $11,000!
Homes from $199/Mol 5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
Land For Sale
NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with great view, very
private, big trees, waterfalls & large public lake
nearby, 'Id,' 1 Call now (866)789-8535.
CO( \.I-AL OA 1/2 acre+ $89,900. Incredible
community, water & marsh views, Year-round
temperate weather in the Golden Isles. Enjoy
i'..iiiiin;. fishing, walking, family/retirement
living. Great financing available. CALL
(888)513-9958' Visit www.peninsula-
goldenisles.com.
Miscellaneous
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer available, Financial Aid if qualified.
Call ( 866)858-2121,
www.onlineTidewaterTech.com.


FirstDay
FOR RENT 3/1 1600 sq. ft. home
located in Jasper; new tile/carpet;
good neighborhood; fenced
backyard. $500 month;
fist/last/security. 386-365-8037
FOR RENT 3/2 BRICK HOUSE,
fenced back yard, quiet
neighborhood, convenient to
schools and shopping. $1000 mo.
1st,,last, sec. dep. 386-590-0376
HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba
Brick, In Live Oak. $900 mo, 1st,
Last, Sec. Only serious inquiry pis.
Call 386-362-6556 Ask for
Amanda
FirstDay
SMALL HOUSE FOR RENT $395
mo Plus $200 Dep Furnished or
Unfurnished.Available Now. In Live
Oak City Limits. 386-364-6547
Mobile Homes for Rent
FirstDay
FOR RENT 2BR/1 BA Trailer $300
per month. No Pets Allowed., (386)
294-1634

MH FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba $650
mo. & Security. Several others
available. Call Dan 386-590-1976.

FirstDay
NEW HOME FOR RENT IN
BRANFORD. $900 mo. NO PETS
1st & last mo's rent.
Call 386-288-2646

Commercial for Rent
FirstDay
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
LEASE approx. 800 sq ft. On Ohio
Ave. For more information call 386-
362-4122 after 6:00

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 -sqf. Ka' b ean bsed
as medical office. $1,250 per
month. Call Ronnie at Poole
Realty. 386-362-4539


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying
Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved
program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement
assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance
.(888)349-5387:
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
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.
STUCK IN FLORIDA? Can't sell what you own?
TRADE your property for one of our lakefront
homes'or lots in the mountains of North Georgia
or Western North Carolina. CALL DARIN AT
BENDER REALTY (800)311-1340.
4.14 acres $44,900 w/ deep dockable water. SAVE
THOUSANDS' during off season! Gorgeous
wooded acreage. Boat directly to Gulf of Mexico!
Must seel Excellent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special (800)564-5092 x 990.
ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BARGAINS Up to 30%
below appraisal., www.seeriverhighlandsnc.com,
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.
Steel Buildings
BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock Bottom Prices!"
25x30 Now $4800. 25x40 $6100. 30x40 $7300.
35x50 $9990. 35x70 $12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DIRECT since
1980... (800)668-5422.
Tanning Beds For Sale
WOLFF TANNING BEDS As Low as $28 a
month! FREE DVD Player Order by 3/3/08
CALL ETS Tan TODAY! (800)842-1305
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386-362-1734

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
Homes for Sale
Foreclosurell3-BED/2-BA, ONLY
$18,000 Must Sell Now!! Great
Deal... "Won't Last" Must See!!
For Listings, Call: 1-800-379-
5526.
Foreclosurell 3-BEDROOM
ONLY $150/MOI Stop Renting
And Buy!!! Must Selll (4%-
Down, 20/Yr @ 8.50%-APR)
Must See... For Listings, Call: 1-
800-379-5526.
HUD Home..3-BEDROOM ONLY
$234/MO! Stop Renting &
Own!!! Great Deal!! (4%-Down,
20/Yrs @ 8.5%-APR) "Must See"
For Listings, Call: 1-800-379-
5526.
Buy a Foreclosurel!4-BEDROOM
ONLY $199/MO! Must Sell
"Now" (4%-Down, 20/Yrs @ 8.5%-
APR) "Must See" For Listings,
Call: 1-800-379-5526.
HUD HOMES! $199/Mo!
3BR/2BA (5% down 20 years @
8% apr) More Homes Available
from $199/Mo! For listings call 1-
800-366-9783 Ext 5766
HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA
$421/mol 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mol Stop Renting! 5% dw,
20 yrs @ 8% apr, For listings 1-
800-366-9783 Ext 5638
HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA
$477/mo! 3BR Foreclosure!
$199/mol Available Nowl 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For listings
1-800-366-9783 Ext 5558
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA
$477/mo! 3BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw,
20 yrs @ 8% apr For listings 1-
800-366-9783 Ext 5198
Never Rent AgainI Buy,
3BR/2BA $10,5001 Only
$199/Mo! 4BR $12,900! 5%
down 20years 8%.. HUD
Homes Available! For listings 1-
800-366-9783 Ext 5444


CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE


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,
gazebo with hot tub. Reduced -
239,000. Call 386-658-3378 or
cell 386-208-2589. (fsbo)
FirstDay
NEW HOME IN BRANFORD on 1
acre. 3Bd/2Ba with garage and
patio. 1450 sq ft living, 1839 total.
$179,000 Call 386-288-2646
REDUCED HOME ON 5
WOODED LOTS. 2bd/1ba + 1
half bath on 1.3 acres +/-, 8561
288th St., Branford,. $78,500
Tonya, Results Realty 386-590-
0352

Mobile Homes for Sale
FirstDay
FLEETWOOD 1987 26 X 44
3Bd/2Ba. New pain, floor covering.
$10,500 (850) 879-7095 or
(850) 973-2353.
MOBILE 3BD/2BA REMODELED
SINGLE WIDE on 1/4 acre lot New
well & sectic. Close to river, great
starter home. $47,500 neg. 386-
688-0962
MOBILE HOME AND LAND
REDUCED 2bd/2ba. 1989
Fleetwood. On 1 acre Asking
$45,000. Located in Live Oak.
11057 73rd Ct. off of 90 E. Call
386-719-4868
WHY RENT? I can sell you anew
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


BUSINESSES S

.FOR" LAKE WOOD
REntI APARTMENTS IN
Rental Assstance LVE OAK
2,3, & 4 BRHC& on- LIVE OAK
HC Accessible Aparbments Quiet country living
,o v i 2 bedroom duplex.
705 NW Drive, Live Oak. FL 2
386-364-7936 I Call 362-3110.
TDD/TTY 416520F
Equal Housing Opportunity n 416520-F


BROKERS PLEASE) 100%
BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
STEVE @ 386-365-8549
FIRSTTIME BUYERS 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
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 mb.
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 mol
Includes SET UP, Central a/c
STEPS, skirting, SALES TAX,
TAG, TITLE AND CLOSING
COSTI 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
AAAH! Affordable Mountain
Homes Murphy, NC Land,
Homes & Cabins on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams Free
Brochures 877-837-2288 Exit
Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com
HOMES FROM $10,000
Foreclosures And More!! 1 to 4-
Bedrooms!! Great Deal... "Won't
Last" Must See!! For Listings,
Call: 1-800-379-5526.


E RVICES



Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome!
1.2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936 -i
TDD/TI7Y/711
Equal Housing Opportunity -n


FLORIDA Investor In Over Head!!
Must Sell! 20% 30% Equity in
Florida Properties. Ocala, Port
Charlotte waterfront, Port St.
Lucie, Vero Beach, Jacksonville.
727-492-1665
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
LOG CABIN $69,900. Lake
Access / Free Boat Slips. Own
the dream New 2,128sf log cabin
package spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake Paved road, u/g
utilities, excellent financing. 1-
800-704-3154 x1716
Sewanee / Monteagle Tennessee
- Fall 2007 Price Reduction Sale!
Gated community w/utilities &
.roads, 16 interior & 10 bluff lots, 5
acres & up size tracts. 1-800-516-
8387 or visit: www.timber-
wood.com
South Carolina By Owner,
beautiful homesite near Lake
Marion. New doublewide mobile
home allowed. $24,900, Owner
will finance with as little as 10%
down. 803-473-7125
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN 2 Acre
wooded homesites. Breathtaking
Tennessee River view. Low
Residential Property Taxi No
State Income Tax, No Impact feel
Excellent Owner Financingl 1-
888-358-1020 Ask about Mini
Vacation!

Buildings for Sale
JC'S BUILDINGS, GARAGES,
BARNS, CARPORTS. Starting
$595. Galvanized Steel, 2 Styles
13 Colors. Free installation /
quote; any ste. Florida certified
warranty available. Open
Saturday. 386-736-0398; 1-866-
736-7308. jcsmetalbuildings.com

Lots
FirstDay
CITY LOT FOR SALE IN
BRANFORD. Nice trees and good
location. $22 000
Call 386-288-2646

Acreage
ACREAGE IN DOWLING PARK 5
acres Well. Septic & Power
Beaultiully wooded,. paved road
frontage. addill acreage avail
Owner financing, NO DOWN
PAYMENT Only $719 mo $69.900
total 352-215-1018
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You can even snack pink. Serve strawberry yogurt,
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* For a simple snack idea for any sport, make your
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