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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 20, 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 )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00416
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Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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7-year-old

injured in

hit-and-run
Staff
A 7-year-old Live Oak girl was
seriously hurt in a hit-and-run
accident on Piedmont Street
Monday afternoon.
Cassidy McMillan was struck
by a pickup truck while riding a
bicycle, say authorities. She was
transported to Shands Live Oak
then to Shands at UF in
Gainesville with possible head
injuries.
The vehicle that struck Cas-
sidy is described as a white, ex-
tended cab Ford with tinted win-
dows. Live Oak Police Chief
SEE 7-YEAR-OLD, PAGE 10A


Pot farm

busted in

McAlpin

2nd seizure this
year by task force
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A McAlpin man
was arrested
Thursday for
growing marijua-
na on his property.
S Rene Machado
Valdez, 52, of
Valdez 16252 127th Dri-
ve, was charged
with trafficking in marijuana, cul-
tivation of marijuana, grand theft
of utilities, possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. The
arrest was the result of an investi-
gation by the Suwannee County
Drug Task Force.
According to Sheriff Tony


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Dena M. Lambert,

36, dies at scene of

2-vehicle accident
By Shirley Hatch
Special to the Democrat
A 36-year-old Branford woman was killed Saturday
morning in a crash north of Branford on CR 129. Dena
M. Lambert, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene of
the two-vehicle accident, according to Florida Highway
Patrol reports.
Lambert was a passenger in a 1999 Ford pickup trav-
eling north and driven by her husband James A. Lam-
bert, 35, also of the Branford community.
According FHP, a 1992 Toyota four-door traveling
west on 220th Pass, driven by Doris J. Pierce of
O'Brien, turned into the northbound lane of US 129
and into the path of the Lambert vehicle. James Lam-
bert attempted evasive action, steering left into the
southbound lane of US 129 to avoid the crash. At that
point the front of the Toyota collided with the passen-
SEE DENA, PAGE 10A


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The flashing signal at
the intersection of CR
49 and US 90 east of
Live Oak is scheduled
to be turned on full op-
eration next Tuesday,
Feb. 26. Motorists
should use caution in
the area as they become
accustomed to the new
traffic signal. Crews.
will be removing stop
signs from CR 49 and
painting stop bars on
the pavement at the
same time. Law en-
forcement officers may
be present during the
transition work.


Christy Renne Montoya, 24, of Nashville, Tenn., suf-
fered minor injuries in this crash in Beachville Friday.
A passenger in her vehicle, Abigail Butler, also of
Nashville, was seriously hurt and airlifted to Shands
at UF in Gainesville. The driver of the other vehicle,
Richard Maddox of Branford, suffered minor in-
juries. Photo: Shirley Hatch


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School board, union go to

impasse over insurance


Mediation session
set for Thursday

By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com
Bargaining teams for the Suwannee
County School Board and the United
Teachers of Suwannee County will enter
mediation Thursday after reaching an im-
passe over the issue of health insurance
coverage for retired employees.
During negotiations in December, Jerry


Copeland, the district's chief negotiator,
proposed changing contract language to
require retired employees to pay the full
premium for their insurance coverage, cit-
ing costs to the district. Union negotiators
said they would not agree to the proposal.
Under the current contract, the school
board shares the cost of health coverage
for instructional and non-instructional
employees who retire with 30 or more
years of service and are 52 years of age or
older at retirement. Employees may re-


SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 10A


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has formally completed
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cently announced his
plan to pursue other ca-
reer opportunities after
serving as executive di-
rector for 18 years,
Still has been with the
District for 13 years,
serving as director of the
resource management de-
SEE STILL, PAGE 10A


A deputy sheriff's patrol car was destroyed during a
pursuit Saturday, Photo: Submitted

Patrol car catches

fire during pursuit


By Shirley Hatch
Special to
the Democrat
A deputy sheriff's
patrol car caught fire
and burned during a
pursuit Sunday after-
noon.
Deputy Stephen
Greaves answered a
call to a disturbance at
the intersection of US
27 and 129, records
show. When Greaves


arrived he made contact
with Lance Preston
Miller of P. O. Box
142, Bell. It was deter-
mined that Miller was
wanted in Gilchrist
County for driving with
a suspended license.
When Greaves attempt-
ed to arrest Miller, he
ran into a wooded area,
say reports. Greaves

SEE PATROL, PAGE 10A


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management/ownership of the
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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-
trol


, 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. 14, Tonya Michelle
Hagines, 28, Albany, Ga., ut-
tering a forgery two
counts, grand theft III two
counts, SCSO T. Smith.
Feb. 14, Javier Casice
Hernandez, 38, Crestview,


return for court, SCSO S.
Law.
Feb. 14, Kelly David
Koon, 34, Bonifay, return for
court, SCSO S. Law.
Feb. 14, Rene Machado
Valdez, 52, McAlpin, traf-
fick marijuana, cultivation of
marijuana, possession of
firearm by convicted felon,
grand theft of utilities, pos-
session of paraphernalia,
SCDTF M. Ramirez.
Feb. 14, Steven Hayward
Warren, 41, 12537 70th
Place, violation of probation
on original charges of at-
tempted burglary two
counts, possession of bur-
glary tools two counts, bur-
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counts, petit theft, resisting
arrest without violence,
SCSO J. Zimmermann/B.
Mincks.
Feb. 14, Chandra Lee
Williamson, 28, Mayo, vio-
lation of probation on origi-
nal charge of manslaughter,
P and P K. Botbyl.
Feb. 15, Federico Anicas-
io-Alonso, 31, 1405 NE
Dual St., Lot 27, no driver's
license, attached tag not as-
signed, FlP B. Stuart.
Feb. 15, Shamela Rashel
Brady, 21, 1012 Railroad Av-
enue, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, sale of co-
caine within 1,000 feet of a
church, SCDTF R. Sam-
mons.
Feb. 15, Hatheyone Cole-
man Bullock, 37, Wellborn,
violation of probation on
original charge of contribut-
ing to the delinquency,
SCSO T. Roberts.
Feb. 15, Bradley Keith
Hutchins, 18, O'Brien, pos-
session of less than 20 grams
marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, SCSO T.
Mullins.
Feb. 15, Alton Jamar Mc-
Quay, 25, McAlpin, viola-
tion of probationon original
charges of sale/manufac-
ture/delivery of cocaine -
two counts, possession of
controlled substance two
counts, violation of proba-
tion on original charge of
sale of cocaine (Dixie Coun-
ty), P and P N. Cagle.
Feb. 15, Tobias Teaairr
Morgan, 20, Gainesville, re-
turn for curt, SCSO S. Law.
Feb. 15, Stefani Allyssa
Philpot, 21, 818 Tenth Street,
violation of probation on
original charges of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to
sell, sale of cocaine, SCDTF
F. Gorski.
Feb. 15, Diane White, 46,
Sanford, driving under the
influence second offense,
breath test refusal with prior
refusal, FHP B. Stuart.
Feb. 16, Nicholas Andropo
Freeman, 25, 1122 SW Sixth
Street, possession of more
than 20 grams cannabis, pos-
session of drug parapherna-
lia, possession with intent to
sell, SCSO C. McIntyre.
Feb. 16, Allison Bernard
Jones Jr., 23, 11029 CR 49,
possession of more than 20
grams cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia, pos-
session with intent to sell, re-
sisting arrest without vio-
lence, violation of probation
on original charges of pos-
session of more than 20
grams cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia, SCSO
C. McIntyre.
Feb. 16, William Henry
Lane, 56, Harrodsberg, Ky.,
driving under the influence
with property damage, leav-
ing' scene of accident with
injury, driving while license
suspended,, possession of co-
caine, possession of drug
paraphernalia four counts,
FHP A. Creech.
Feb. 17, Raymond Garth,
46, 966 Ohio Ave., sexual
battery, prostitution solicita-
tion, SCSO J. Rountree.
Feb. 17, Ismael Guerrero-
Barron, 22, 1405 NE Duval
St., Lot 9, no valid driver's
license, SCSO S. Senea.
Feb. 17, Joshua Lee Har-
ris, 24, 7580 118th St., viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of possession of con-
trolled substance two
counts, violation of proba-
tion on original charge of
grand theft III (Columbia
County), SCSO S. Senea.


Feb. 17, Lewis Rivers
Hudson Jr., 45, Tallahassee,
criminal mischief, SCSO M.
Lee.
Feb. 17, Lance Preston
Miller, 44, Bell, resisting ar-
rest without violence three
counts, violation of proba-
tion on original charges of
driving while license sus-
pended, leaving scene of ac-
cident (Gilchrist County),
SCSO S. Greaves.
Feb. 18, Sandy Denise
Gates, 41, Lake City, viola-
tion of probation on original
charge of no valid driver's li-
cense, SCSO M. Allen.
Feb. 18, Jerin Wayne Grif-
fith, 24, Lake City, violation
of probation on original
charge of lewd lascivious
battery penetration, SCSO S.
Law.
Feb. 18, Cornelio Mar-
tinez, 30, 935 Fifth Street no
valid driver's license, SCSO
A. Robinson.
Febi 18, Jonathan Stanley
McDougall, 29, Boca Raton,
violation of probation on
original charge possession of
drug paraphernalia with in-
tent to sell, SCSO T. Smith.
Feb. 18, Robert Delbert
Minor, 32, Branford, viola-
tion of probation on original
charge possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis, P
and P G. Stewart.
Feb. 18, Zachary John
Moss, 23, Jacksonville, in-
terfere with custody, SCSO
-S. Law.
Feb. 18, Brittany Slaugh-
ter, 19, Wellborn, violation
of probation on original
charge grand theft IH, SCSO
S. Law.
Feb. 18, Larry Jamal
Smith, 33, Orlando, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of utter a forgery, pe-
tit theft, SCSO T. Smith.
Feb. 18, Michael Allen
Smith, 41, Hollywood, pass-
ing worthless check, SCSO
T. Smith.
Feb. 18, Sabrina Ellisia
Smith, 27, Orlando, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of uttering a forgery,
unauthorized possession of
forged identification, SCSO
T. Smith.
Feb. 18, Michael Jo Tymb,
30, Key West, obtaining
property with worthless
check two counts, grand
theft mI, cheating, dealing
stolen property traffic,
passing worthless checks 6
counts, worthless checks 7
counts, SCSO T. Smith.


Suwannee County
Animal Shelter
volunteers to meet

Suwannee County
Animal Shelter volun-
teers will meet at 10
a.mn., Wednesday, Feb.
20 at the shelter located
at 11150 144th Street,
McAlpin, eight miles
south of Live Oak off
US 129 on the same
road as the large county
landfill. Everyone wel-
come! Info: shelter of-
fice, 386-208-0072 or
Ana Smith, 386-364-
5584.





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Suwannee County Fire/Rescue responded to a predawn
vehicle fire in McAlpin Friday. SCFR units were alerted at
about 1 a.m. On arrival fire crews found a fully involved
Ford F-350 and an attached fifth-wheel camper. The ve-
hicle and camper belonged to Steve Cooper, who said
he was awakened by a popping sound and upon inves-
tigation found his truck and camper on fire. The Coop-
ers were planning to leave the next morning with the
camper. The fire was extinguished but both camper and
truck were total losses. A post-fire investigation was
conducted in cooperation with the Florida Fire Marshal
and SCFR Investigator with initial findings indicating a
possible failure within the camper's generator compart-
ment. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue


Firearms

charge leads

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Danny Earl Mort
By Jelf Waters

A Live Oak man has
been aniested on changes
of possession of firearms
bN a convicted felon.
Danny Earl Mort, 63,
of 14346 LI S. 90 \%est.
was ,mresled on Feb. 12
and later released on a
$5,000 bond
According to reports a
total of 22 guns were
found in Mott's home.
Mott reportedly told
authorities that a judge
had given him
pemrnusion to possess
firearms because he was
a gun collector.


Woman charged with

taking pot into jail


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

A local woman was charged with
disorderly intoxication,
introduction of contraband into a
correctional facility and possession
of less than 20 grams of pot.
According to reports, Danielle
,LeeMantay, 26, of 10982 54th St.,
Live'Oak. Was taken into custody
by Suwannee County Sheriff's
Deputy Chuck Tompkins on Feb. 2
for disorderly intoxication.
The report states that Mantay
became loud and disorderly after
the officer told her that her license
was suspended, Tompkins then
placed Mantay under arrest and
when asked if she had anything on
her person that could not be taken
into the jail, she said no.
Once at the jail Mantay
reportedly stated she needed to go
to the bathroom, but was told she


had to be patted "
down first. When se"-
Mantay pulled her
pockets inside
out, a clear plastic
cigarette pack
wrapper Mantay
containing pot
allegedly fell out.
Mantay was later released on
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Local man charged with
battery, child abuse
A Live Oak man was charged
with battery, domestic violence
and child abuse.
According to reports, Timothy
Lavon Gillyard, 28, of 1049 Davis
St., was arrested on Feb. 9 for
physically abusing his girlfriend at
their home. The victim was treated
at Shands Live Oak for injuries
from scratches around her neck,
bruises and other minor injuries.


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By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com

The Live Oak City Council voted Feb. 12 to
allow Daniels Funeral Home to cut down
several live oak trees at the business's new site
on 129 north. About eight trees needed to be
removed to dig a retention pond on the
property to fulfill Suwannee River Water
Management requirements.
"I would support it if you're willing to
replace the ones that are removed in a


different area out there," said Councilman
John Hale.
Hale said the council required another
business owner to plant four smaller live oaks
for every one that was removed. He asked
Keith Daniels, of Daniels funeral home, to do
the same. Daniels agreed.
A city ordinance governs the removal of
live oak trees that are than 30 inches or greater
in diameter. Anyone seeking to remove or
Relocate such trees must seek approval from
the city and purchase a removal permit.


Home show set for Lake City


By Vanessa Fultz
vanessa.fultz@gaflnews.com

The fifth annual North
Florida Home and Patio
Show will take place at the
Columbia County
fairgrounds on March 1-2.
The show is expected to
draw more than 12,000
participants from the North
Florida area.
George Metivier,
chairman of the event and
Lake City Downtown
Rotary board member, said
the show is a community
event that will provide
opportunities for those
engaged in home
improvement, as well as
information from area
agencies and businesses.


Gillyard


The report states that the
couple were involved in an
argument when the fight escalated
into violence.
According to Det. Sgt. Ron
Shaw of the Live Oak Volice
Department, committing this type
of crime in the presence of
children constitutes child abuse.,
Three children were present
when the violence took place.


What: The North
Florida Home and
Patio show

When: March 1, 9
a.m.-6 p.m.; March
2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Where: Columbia
County fair grounds
on CR 247

About 70 vendors will
participate.
Contractors with Home
Depot and other businesses
will provide demonstrations,
such as how to lay ceramic
title and build kitchen


cabinets. Participants will
have the opportunity to meet
with building contractors,
landscaping companies and
others for advice.
Officials from Columbia
County EMS and Columbia
County Sheriff's Office will
provide demonstrations
using the SWAT and Jaws of
Life vehicles. Lake City
Community College will
have a booth also.
Barbecue and
entertainment will be
provided throughout the day.
The event is an annual
benefit for Lake City
Downtown Rotary.
Admission is free.
For more information or
to set up a booth call George
Metivier at 386-288-6710.


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of the Wed., Feb. 20 edition.
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March 7. Winner will be published in
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Sheriff J. Harrell Reid and Judi Reid, both of Jasper, are
proud to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Kathryn Leigh Reid of Jacksonville, to Joshua Robbins
Kuhlmann of Jacksonville, son of Gaylon and Donna
Kuhlmann of Tyler, Texas.
The wedding will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at
Placencia, Belize. There will be a reception for the couple in
Jasper on Saturday, June 14.


Suwannee Drug Free Coalition to host
2008 International Festival
Suwannee Drug Free Coalition will host 2008 Inter-
national 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 International Festival at www.drugfreesuwan-
nee.com. Info: 386-362-2272 or suwannee
coalition@mac.com.


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The Burnham family would like
to take this opportunity to express
our heartfelt gratitude for all the
acts of kindness that you have,
shown to our beloved mother and
family for the last several months.
Words almost seem inadequate at
times like these. Thank you so
much for the thoughts, prayers and
reflections that you shared about
our mom. A special thanks for the
wonderful meals, beautiful
flowers, cards, memorials and
many visits by friends that lifted
. our spirits. We especially
appreciate the memories that you
; shared and how we can carry on
by cherishing those good times
with Christian friends and family.
Our family has truly been blessed
through this experience of
2 knowing how much you care by
the way you all have shared in our
greatest time of need.
We would also like to thank
Chip and Debbie Harris and their
staff for the personal and
professional care they provided to
our family. Thanks to our nephew,
David Smith, Pastor Lewis Gooch
and Pastor Roland Rabon for
comforting words of
encouragement during the service.

Marilyn Burnham Family
George Burnham, Marlene Tyre,
Colleen Smith and Cheryl Sellers


CCS to hold annual
lawnmower races
Comprehensive Community Ser-
vices (CCS) will hold its 10th An-
nual Lawn Mower Race from 9-11
a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak. Drawing for
brand new Snapper mower for a
$10 donation. Grand prizes will be
awarded to the individual and team
raising the most money. The race
begins at 9 a.m. General admission
is free. Info: Kelly Wooley, 386-
362-7143 ext. 6.


Marriage license applications
for Feb. 11 Feb. 15

* Joseph Lim Parnell and Rebecca
Michelle Dunn Wilbur Edward Hand Sr. and
Sharon Kaye Deno
* Donald Edmund Cornick and Alice
Elizabeth Bonds John Loren Gest and Veree Crystal
Pittenger
* Corey Patrick Jenkins and Alicia
Amber Raulerson Edgar Eleazar Rodriguez Bravo and
Juana Acevedo
* Walter Duane Davis and Cynthia
Rusinovich


THANK YOU


In the hustle and bustle of the
holidays and then the beginning of a
new year, I apologize for prolonging
this expression of gratitude to the many
people in Suwannee County who
became dear to the hearts of families in
need.
It all started with a quick email to
Suwannee County school employees.
The email asked if anyone would like
to "adopt a student" for Christmas by
purchasing a few gifts. The gifts would
be given to the parent/guardian to give
to the student at Christmas. Literally,
within minutes, I started receiving
replies to the email. SCSB employees
were forwarding my email to other
people, churches, and organizations in
the community, and it spread like a
contagious disease; a good one! The
response was overwhelming.
In the end, we were able to provide
Christmas for 147 students in our
school system (including some younger


siblings).
There are so many people in our
community willing to give, and that
makes Suwannee County a beautiful
place to live.
I cannot thank everyone by name,
but I can thank the organizations who
all made this possible: Suwannee
County School Board employees,
Suwannee County Sheriff's
Department, Junior Woman's Club,
SHS Beta Club, First Federal Savings
Bank, First Baptist Church, First
Advent Christian Church, Suwannee
Democrat and many, many, many other
people in our community. Thank you
again for caring about our children in
Suwannee County.

Sincerely,

Lisa McKinley
Parent Liaison
Suwannee County Schools


Local Learning Center Earns

APPLE Accreditation


Suwannee Valley 4Cs Live Oak
Learning Center, serving children 3
to 5 years of age (the Live Oak
Center serves children. up to age 8),
recently received APPLE
(Accredited Professional Preschool
Learning Environment)
accreditation designating it a Gold
Seal .Quality Care Program and has
* received a, certificate issued by the
: Florida DCF Child Care Program
Office recognizing this
achievement.


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voluntary national
accreditation
program whose
standards exceed
the minimum child
care licensing
standards
established by the
Department of
Children and
Families Florida
Statutes and the
Florida
Administrative
Code. Because the
accreditation is
voluntary not all
child care centers
go through the
lengthy
accreditation
process which can
take as long as 18
months to
complete, and
evaluates all
components
including policies,
procedures, and
personnel and


includes an onsite verification visit
to the center.
Michele Ward, Executive
Director of Suwannee Valley 4Cs,
said "We are very proud of our
program and staff, and are very
pleased to be designated a Gold
Seal Quality Care Program. This is
an achievement of a goal we have
for all our learning centers' Live
Oak is our fourth center to be
voluntarily accredited."
Last year Suwannee Valley 4Cs
was awarded a National Gold
Certificate of Excellence after
being reviewed by the federal
Department of Health and Human
Services, Administration for
Children and Families. The ACF
Gold Certificate is something very
few Head Start programs achieve.
The week long triennial federal on-
site monitoring review conducted
the spring of last year determined
that the Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head
Start/Early Head Start Programs are
in full compliance with all Head
Start Program performance
standards, laws, regulations and
policy requirements. Suwannee
Valley 4Cs serves 430 low-income
children and their familiesand
pregnant women in Columbia,
Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee
counties at centers in Lake City,
Live Oak, Branford, Ft. White,
Jasper, Jennings and Mayo. The
agency's program is a
comprehensive child development
program and includes components
addressing education, health,
disabilities, social services,
nutrition, mental health and parent
involvement.


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Medicines Prescribed for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition in which there is rapid turnover
of cells. Health researchers have determined that inappropriate
functioning of the immune system leads to this condition. A type of
white blood cell known as the T cell becomes overactive, leading to
rapid cell turnover. A buildup of skin cells results in thick silvery
scales. The scales may cover red patches of skin. Other symptoms of
psoriasis may include dry skin, thickened nails, and stiff joints. The
severity of this condition may range from only a small affected area
to a large area of scaling. Factors that may trigger T cell malfunction
include infections, injury, stress, and certain drugs, such as lithium
and certain medications for high blood pressure.
Topical steroids are prescribed for the treatment of mild to
moderate psoriasis. They work by slowing cell turnover, thereby
reducing inflammation. Calcipotriene (Dovonex) is a vitamin D
analogue prescribed as a cream, ointment, or solution for the
treatment of psoriasis. For treatment of severe psoriasis, oral or
injected medications may be prescribed. Methotyrxate, azathioprine,
and cyclosporine are oral drugs that may be prescribed to reduce
inflammation. Immune modulator drugs, such as etaneirept (Enbrel)
and infliximab (Remicade) are sometimes given.


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The Whisper: Serving Wellborn since 1988


The Wellborn Whisper,
Wellborn's monthly
hometown newsletter, has
served the community since
1988. The Rev. Cheryl
Pingle of the Wellborn
United Methodist Church
served as the first editor for
a circulation of about 800.
As the years passed, the
circulation grew to 1300
under the editorship of
Jinny Wilson. Various
neighborhood organizations
and individuals generously
donate time and money to
write, edit, print, and fold
the Whisper to go into
Wellborn mailboxes every
month. In May 2005,
Bonnie Scott became the
third editor and circulation
climbed to 1400. As
Wellborn's mail routes
continue to grow, the
Whisper needs to address its
own growing pains
associated with increased
labor, printing and postal
costs. Changes may be
made in size, format, and
possibly delivery, as more


WELLBORN NEWS
By Bonnie Scott

of the population makes use
of the Internet. Wellborn
United Methodist Church
will continue to sponsor this
service and thanks and
appreciates all who
continue to play a


supportive role in this
hometown publication.
Did you know Wellborn
also has a library open to
the community? The
library is located in the
fellowship building next to
the Wellborn Methodist
Church. It is professionally
catalogued using the Dewey
Decimal System and
includes a variety of
reading materials and
DVDs available for
borrowing. Books include
nearly all categories,
including reference and
children's books. Over
1,000 books have been
donated and Margaret
Owens, the first librarian,
began the huge task of
organizing and ordering
supplies to get the library
up and operating. Margaret
was a teacher for many
years and this library was
her vision. Marilyn
Burnham became the
second librarian and with
the help of volunteers .
completed the seemingly


insurmountable task of
cataloging and shelving the
books. Marilyn and Jinny
Wilson continued this labor
of love and worked
faithfully in the library
every Tuesday morning.
Sadly for us, Marilyn
Burnham went home to be
with the Lord on February
6, 2008, and she is acutely,
missed. Call 386-963-5023
for more information and
operating hours of your
hometown library. Please
come and check us out.
Sheriff Cameron will be
the guest speaker at the
February Wellborn
Neighborhood Watch
meeting held the last
Thursday of this month at
7:00 PM at the Blake Lowe
Building in Wellborn. He
will be talking about the
accomplishments of last
year and the department's
plans for this year. He will
take your questions as well.
Greg Scott of the Parks and
Recreation Department will
be the speaker in April arid


will discuss long and short-
term plans for the Wellborn
Park and how property tax
changes will impact the
department. Please come
with questions and ideas.
The Wellborn Community
Association sponsors the
Wellborn Blueberry Festival
every year the first weekend
in June. The 15th Annual
Blueberry Festival begins
this year on Friday, June 6
and continues through
Saturday, June 7. Favorite
activities will return,
including the Blueberry
Bake-Off and Tasting Party,
the popular Saturday
morning parade, a variety of
craft and food vendors, the
Country Store, and
entertainment during the
entire festival. Blueberry
growers will also be at the
festival with fresh
blueberries and blueberry
plants for sale. Raffle
tickets for cash and other
prizes are available now
from members and local
businesses for a donation of


$1.00 per ticket. Plans are
off to a good start and
anyone who would like to
help and-be a part of this
busy and entertainment-
packed weekend is
welcome and needed.
Festival planning meetings
have now begun. For more
information, call Wendell
Snowden at 386-963-1157.

The 15th Annual
ei& ry fival begins
this year on Friday, June
6 and continues through
Saturday, June 7.
Favorite activities will
return, including the
Blueberry Bake-Off and
Tasting Party, the
popular Saturday
morning parade, a
variety of craft and food
vendors, the Country
Store, and entertainment
during the entire
festival.


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Thank you
A big "thank you" to the ladies 'at the Library for
their many courtesies, with a special "thanks" to Linda
for getting in more large print books for those of us
who need them.
Ellie

Dr. David Teems earns Doctorate of Theology
The family of Dr. David Teems of Friendship Baptist
Church congratulates his accomplishment of earning
his Doctorate of Theology.




Let Freedom Ring!
Presented by Comprehensive 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
$10 per person Semi-Formal Attire
Call for adva nced tickets RSVP 362-7143 ext. 6
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This adult tiger-striped female cat is looking for you
to come take her home. Photos: Submitted

By Ana Smith
For some reason, this is the time of the year when the
shelter receives a overload of puppies. Please, folks, if you
are thinking about giving a puppy to anyone at any time of
the year, especially around the Christmas holidays, make
sure the animal is wanted, and will be kept and taken care
of. Don't "surprise" a family with a pet that they are unable
to care for on a daily basis. That's how we get so many of
our unwanted strays, especially litter after litter of puppies
frdm a female that wasn't spayed, and puppies that the host
family does not want to take time to housebreak or train, or
find homes for.
Today we're featuring three of our adult dogs and three of
our cats that have been with us for a while and are coming
close to the end of their time.
Our first is a small male Shepherd mix adult dog, a little,
shy at first, but a very docile animal. He is in kennel #1.
The next is an adult male Blue Healer. He is already
neutered, and he is in kennel #16.
The third is a very sweet medium-sized cream-colored
female. She is in kennel #3.
This week we have three cats that need homes before their
time is up.
In cage #2 in the "Squire's Room," the first cat is an adult
female, a gray tiger-striped color.
The next two cats share an upper cage inside the "Squire's
Room." One is an orange tiger-stripe, and the other is gray


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and black tiger-stripe. Both are female, and in need of good
homes.
We have also taken in some puppies that were "discarded"
along with the mother dog in a neighborhood. Three puppies
were rescued, but another puppy and the mother dog are still
to be caught. The puppies we have are about 10 weeks old.
One has a tri-colored coat, one is brown and white, and the
third looks like a yellow lab mix. They are ready to be
adopted. If you are interested, call the shelter at 386-208-
0072 and arrangements will be made for the foster person to
bring them in to be seen.
Another litter will also be ready for adopting in about a
week, also in foster care. There are six in this litter, all look
like Australian Shepherd mix puppies with ice blue eyes,
and are adorable. Two have a spotted coat, black spots on a
gray coat. Two are black and white, and two are tri-colored.
Again,' call the shelter and arrangements will be made to
bring them in for you to see.
And Speckles and Lady are still waiting for new homes at
their foster home. They are now about 4 to 5 months old, .
very playful, do well on leashes, and need good homes soon.
Speckles is a Catahoula mix, and Lady is a very sweet black
dog with white markings.
Our shelter is located about 8 miles south of Live Oak on
144th street, the same road as the county landfill. Hours are
Monday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
Tuesday through Friday 9
a.m. to 4:30 p m., and
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
Come in and visit our
residents, and please, have
your pet spayed or neutered.


A: The x-ray, also known as a radiograph, Is one
of a dentist's essential tools. That's because the
x-ray lets the dentist see what's happening
beneath and inside objects the eye can't
penetrate. Here are some facts about x-rays:
When x-rays pass through the mouth more
of them are absorbed by the denser portions of
the mouth like teeth and bone than by the soft
tissue like cheeks and gums before they strike
the film. Teeth appear lighter because fewer x-
rays passthrough them. Conversely, cavities and
gum disease appear darker because more x-
rays penetrate them.
The frequency of x-rays depends on an
Individual pattlent's needs, Your schedule will vary
according to your age, your risk of disease and
any signs or symptoms of a problem. You and
your dentist can discuss an x-ray schedule that's
appropriate for your treatment. If you are a new
patient, however, it's likely your dentist will want
to take a set of radiographs to see If there are
any hidden conditions, and 'to establish a
baseline for further comparison.
Children may need x-rays more frequently
than adults because their teeth and jaws are still
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Dear friends, since God so loved
us, we also ought to love one an-
other. No one has ever seen God;
but if we love one another, God
lives in us and his love is made
complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12



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MYRA REGAN Democrat editorial board are
Publisher Myra C. Regan, publisher,
and Robert Bridges, editor.
ROBERT BRIDGES Our view, which appears In
Editor Wednesday editions of the
Democrat, Is formed by that
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son simply buckled up.
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Education or medication?


By Laurie Anspach
Mental Health Activist and Executive Director of
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

Children are being placed in "Special Education" under a num-
ber of different categories. The Federal regulation, that deter-
mines who gets placed in Special Education classes and what
type of education they are entitled to, is the Individuals Disabili-
ties Education Act. (IDEA).
Congress originally enacted the IDEA in 1975 to make sure
that children with disabilities had the opportunity to receive a free
appropriate public education, just like other children. When one
thinks of "disabilities," one may think of a physical handicap or
impairment that requires more teacher/student supervision in or-
der to ensure a full education for the student. Yet, over the last few
decades, "disabilities" has grown to mean a lot more than that.
The definition of a child with a disability is "with mental retar-
dation, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or lan-
guage impairments, visual impairments (including blindness), se-
rious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, autism,
traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learn-
ing disabilities." (TITLE 20, CHAPTER 33, SUBCHAPTER I,
1400) Each of the "other health, impairments or learning disabili-
ties," carry with them, a label that is placed on the child; labels
that will follow your child into adulthood.
The original intention of IDEA is to help ensure that all chil-
dren have a good education. This is something that most parents
would agree with. Unfortunately, the categories of "other health
impairments, or specific learning disabilities" have opened the
door to the bogus diagnoses that are voted into existence and
itemized in the "Diagnostic Statistical Manual" (psychiatry's
bible).
With the categories of "other health impairments, or specific
learning disabilities" we have walked ourselves into an age in
which children (as young as toddlers) can be diagnosed, without
medical evidence of having any disorder, and labeled and placed
in the Special Education classes. Once, a bright, creative, intelli-
gent and independent child, who perhaps is "too much of a hand-
ful" for most teachers and school counselors, is now considered
"other health impaired."
Following the diagnosing and labeling of the child, is the re-
ferral to a psychiatrist for the prescribing of psychiatric drugs.
These psychiatric drugs are at the height of controversy in the
newspapers across the nation. FDA warnings placed on these
drugs include side effects of hallucinations, mania, suicidal
ideation, aggression, heart attacks and sudden death.
IDEA has been revised many times over the years. Congress
passed the most recent amendments in December 2004, with fi-
nal regulations published in August 2006. So, in some senses, the
law is very new, even as it has a long, detailed, and powerful his-
tory.
The changes that were made in 2004, address the issue of
Parental Consent. For any parent who has gotten a "permission


slip" from their child, you will understand that these permission
slips or parental consent forms, are typically given to you by your
child, for a field trip, a special event at school, or for disciplinary
reasons, and is something you usually get when you are running
around at home, trying to make dinner, get the kids to school, get
yourself to work, etc. Permission slips or parental consent forms
are something that should be read,. thoroughly, and at times, with
a magnifying glass. Do not skip through these forms, as often
they are a parental consent form for an "intervention program,"
mental health questionnaire, or for special education. You, as a
parent, need-to be fully informed about your child's education.
Your basic human right of being fully informed is vital to the fu-
ture. of your child's education, their future jobs and their overall
well-being. Times have changed, and mental health is a factor in
public education.
"There has been no objective criteria established for any disor-
der listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV and the Nation-
al Institute of Mental Health Consensus Conference on ADHD
acknowledged that as of yet there is no diagnostic test that is ob-
jective and the conception of this being a neurological entity has
not been delineated. However, 6,000,000 American children have
received this diagnosis and are given Schedule II amphetamine
drugs to 'treat' this highly subjective 'disorder.' There has been
the argument that providing parental informed consent will lead
to children not being properly 'diagnosed.' We should then ask-
who is then to assume control over the lives of children? Who in-
tends to usurp the parental role? In addition, it has often been psy-
chiatric intervention, which has actually led to more harm than
good
All psychiatric drugs have serious side effects, and we are now
finding that stimulants can lead to psychosis and mania and anti-
depressants now carry black box warnings about the potential for
suicidal thought. By informed consent, parents can know the nec-
essary information to make an appropriate choice about their chil-
dren's well being." Dan Edmunds, D.ED, Psychologist
If a parent gets a parental consent form, regarding special edu-
cation, they need to know, per the 2004 changes, that the school
needs to make "reasonable" efforts to obtain the parents consent.
Regarding parental consent for re-evaluations (translated, this
means if the school wants to re-evaluate your child for Special
Education): "if a parent refuses to consent to a re-evaluation, the
public agency may, but is not required to, pursue the re-evalua-
tion by using the consent override procedures." This emphasizes
the reasons why it is important for the parents to take an active
role in their child's education. Stay involved, stay in touch with
the teachers and counselors and see how your child is progress-
ing. This will prevent any type of override of your own intentions
for your child's education.
Also, that in order for a school "to meet the reasonable efforts
requirement to obtain informed parental consent for an initial
evaluation, initial services, or a reevaluation, a public agency
must document its attempts to obtain parental consent..."
The schools have the open door to watch out for disciplinary


problems on campus, tardiness,, skipped classes, or generally, "in-
sufficient" progress by the student. You, as the parent, can watch
over your child's progress and understand what the school is
looking at. For instance, per the 2004 changes in IDEA "...a child
has a specific learning disability if the child does not achieve ad-
equately for the child's age or to meet State-approved grade-lev-
el standards in one or more of eight areas (e.g., oral expression,
basic reading skill, etc.)."
"From a psychiatric standpoint this labeling may be permanent
and may adversely affect the child's subsequent academic and so-
cial progress. For instance, access to psychiatric diagnoses by col-
lege admission departments may result in individuals being re-
jected for college admission on the basis of prior abnormal eval-
uations. This effect may also apply to private high schools,
Who is there to protect the information obtained in psychiatric
tests, and guarantee confidentiality? Such confidentiality will be
very difficult to maintain.
Permanent stigmatization of a child with a psychiatric diag-
nosis may occur. This label will follow the child throughout his
life. Even if the problem is addressed, treated and cured (for ex-
ample, through physical and medical testing that reveals a
bona-fide medical condition), the stigma of the diagnosis is
likely to remain indefinitely. Such is the case throughout the
world of medicine with diagnoses such as manic depressive
disorder, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, and hyper-
tension." Allan Sosin, MD
Florida schools must be required to comply with IDEA and ful-
ly inform parents of all of the consequences, risks and alternatives
to exceptional student evaluation for emotional, behavioral and
learning disabilities and "other impairments," including the pre-
dictable outcome of that evaluation psychotropic medication.
"Without question the testing will lead to a recommendation or
insistence on drug therapy for many children. This would be a
dangerous situation. Therefore there is no control whatsoever on
the use of drugs for emotional or psychiatric abnormalities. It is
well known that children initiated on psychiatric medications are
maintained on those medications indefinitely, and children may
be subject to such drug use, possibly compelled to such drug use,
in adult life. Allan Sosin, M.D.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida is a non-
profit watchdog organization dedicated to eradicating psychiatric
abuse and raising public awareness of the facts about the field of
mental health. For more information about your rights or the
harmfid effects ofpsychiatric drugs, call our Hotline at 800-782-
2878

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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Jean Menzer
July 19, 1926 -
Feb. 14, 2008

ean Menzer, 81,
of Live Oak,
Florida passed
away Thursday,
Feb. 14, 2008. The Wilming-
ton, Delaware native lived in
Live Oak, Florida for over 30
years. She was a homemaker
and a member of St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church,
Live Oak, Florida.
Survivors include her three
sons: Hans G. Menzer Jr. of
Lake Toxaway, North Caroli-
na, Karl Menzer of Port
Charlotte, Florida and Ernst
Menzer of Jacksonville,
Florida; one brother, Peter
Terranova of Branford, Flori-
da; 10 grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were
conducted at 11:30 a.m.,
Monday, Feb. 18 at Live Oak
Cemetery with Father
Richard Perko officiating.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak, Florida was in charge
of all arrangements.

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Edward McCollister
Oct 11, 1927 -
Feb.16,2008

/ dward McCollister,
80, of Titusville,
Florida, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 16,
2008 in the Jess Parrish
Medical Center, Titusville,
Florida. The O'Brien, Flori-
da native moved to the Ti-
tusville, Florida area three
years ago from Live Oak,
Florida. Mr. McCollister was
formerly: a resident of Orlan-
do, Florida: for 35 years. H.e
W#snj&res,4nLpf. Carriage
House Assisted Living while
in Titusville, Florida. Mr.
McCollister was a member
of the Sons of the Confeder-
acy and a member of the Mt.


Melody Christian Acade-
my basketball team mem-
bers will offer a Port-A-Pit
BBQ dinner from 11 a.m.-6
p.m., Thursday, ,Feb. 28 at
Melody Christian Academy,
US 129 South, Live Oak.
Menu: 1/2 barbecue chick-
en, baked beans, potato sal-
ad and Texas toast for $7,
per plate. Slab ofiribs for
$17 each. For deliveries of
10 or more, call Coach
Raines, 386-965-2877 or
Nadine Raines, 386-965-
2878. Deadline for tickets,.
Thursday, Feb. 21. The team
will be going to nationals in



Caregiver

Support Group

to meet'
Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc.
will host a Caregiver
Support Group meeting
at 6 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 21 at Suwannee
Senior Center 1171 No-
bles Ferry Road, Live
Oak. All caregivers as-
sisting in the care of an-
other adult are encour-
aged to attend. Info-
Bruce Evans, 386-362-
1164 or Janis Owen,
386-362-4115, ext. 240.


Suwannee-
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opens with
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Gilead Baptist Church, Live
Oak, Florida.
Survivors include two
daughters, Cordelia. "Dee
Dee" Coleman of Live Oak,
Florida and Susan E. Arm-
strong (Gary Dominy) of
Macon, Georgia; one sister,
Edna Pearl Johnson (Lonnie)
of Cocoa, Florida; one broth-
er, James Ervin McCallister
of Orlando, Florida; five
grandchildren, Julie E. Hen-
derson, Louis R. Stubble-
field, William H. Coleman,
Robert J. Coleman and Sarah
E. Coleman; 10 great-grand-
children; and numerous fam-
ily members and friends. Mr.
McCollister was preceded in
death by his loving wife of
56 years, Elizabeth McCol-
lister.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m., today,
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Rose-
mary Baptist Church, Live
Oak, Florida with the Rev.
Bobby McCray officiating.
Interment will follow in the
church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak, Florida is in charge of
all arrangements.

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Dena Marie Lambert
Feb. 5, 1973 -
Feb. 16, 2008

ena Marie Lam-
bert, 35, of Bran-
O ford, Florida,
passed away Saturday, Feb.
16, 2008.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc. of Bran-
ford, Florida is in charge of
allarangements.

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Dalton, Tenn. from March
4-8. Thank you and God
bless!


Florida's high school students encouraged to learn
more about "Government in the Sunshine"


Governor Charlie Crist
has announced Florida's
Sunshine Week
"Government in the
Sunshine" Website and
invited Florida public
school students in grades 9-
12 to participate in the
Florida Sunshine Week
essay contest. Sunshine
Week,,March 16-22,
celebrates the State of
Florida's dedication to
making state and local
government more
accessible to the public.
"Sunshine Week offers a
tremendous opportunity for
all Floridians to learn more
about the opportunities
available to them in
accessing their
government," Governor
Crist said. "I am committed
to continuing to create more
transparency and openness
within all levels of
government. It is my belief
that government should be
held accountable by the
people it serves, and
Sunshine Week is an


excellent time for Florida's
students to get involved."

About the essay contest
The essay contest is open
to all Florida public school
students in grades 9-12 and
the winner will be
announced March 18, 2008.
The first place winner will
receive a $5,000
scholarship, the second
place winner will receive a
$2,500 scholarship, and
third place will receive a
$1,500 scholarship. All
winners will receive
recognition at an event at
the Governor's Mansion.
Essays should answer the
question, "What role does
open government play,
within a democratic society
and a democratic
government?"

Guidelines
Each student may enter
only one essay, no longer
than 500 words and typed
or handwritten in print,
rather than cursive writing.


LCCC announces

president's list and

vice president's list

Lake City Community College (LCCC) con-
gratulates the following students for scholastic
achievement for Fall,2007 Semester. The Presi-
dent's list includes those students with a grade
point average of 4.0. The Vice President's list
includes those students with 3.5 or higher and
no grade below C in any course they have tak-
en. The graduates listed are from Suwannee
County.
President's List: Gary Homer Adams A.A.;
James Russell Cannon II A.A.; Jason Michael
Flynn A.A.; Stephen O'Steen A.S.; Patrick
Andrew, Robinson A.A.; Malone Leandra.
Thomas '-A.A.; Angela Dawn Whilden A.A.;
and Krystal Leigh Williams A.A.
Vice President's List: Brenda Lynn Arthur -
A.S.; Bass, Amy A.S.; Lisa Ann Broom -
A.A.; Leilani Jane
Clark A.A.; -
Heather Michelle
Herron A.S.; Kai-
ley Nichole James -
A.A.; Karen E.
Kraszewski A.A.;
Jennifer M. Milne -
A.A.; and Chelsea
N. Oxendine NDG. .


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Essays must include the
student's name, home
address, telephone number,
school the student attends,
grade level and essay title.
Essays must be
accompanied by a parental
waiver form, which can be
found at
www.flgov.com/og-sunshin
e.
Entries must be e-
mailed to
SunshineEssay@myflorida.
corn or mailed to the
.Executive Office of the
Governor, Attention:
Sunshine Week Essay
Contest, 400 S. Monroe
Street, Suite LL-08,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
0001
Entries must be received
no later than 5 p.m. EST on
Monday, March 3, 2008.

About Sunshine Week
In 2002, the Florida
Society of Newspaper
Editors launched Sunshine
Sunday in response to
increased public and


legislative awareness. After
Florida's trailblazing
actions to establish sunshine
laws, many other states
have adopted Sunshine
Sunday, which resulted in
the American Society of
Newspaper Editors
designating a Sunshine
Week.
Crist's dedication to the
sunshine laws is evident. In
his inaugural address,
Florida's 44th governor
made open government a
top priority. He quoted
President Abraham Lincoln,
pledging under his watch
Florida government would
be "of the people, by the
people and for the people."'
The next day in his first
Executive Order, Crist
established the Office of
Open Government and
charged it with providing
the Governor's Office and
all state agencies the tools
necessary to serve the
people of Florida in a
professional and efficient
manner.
For more information,
please visit
http://www.flgov. com/og_ho
me.


North Florida gardening to be
topic for Wellborn speaker series

Whistlestop Coffee/Deli will host a Wellborn speak-
er series on "North Florida Gardening" starting Fri-
day, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Carolyn Saft,
from UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Office,
will speak on spring gardening, perennials, fruit trees
and other plantings of special interest to the northern
Florida gardener. All questions will be welcome. Fu-
ture speakers are planned for the first Friday of each
month on various topics including orchids, herbs and
organic gardening.
The speaker series is presented as a public service,
space is limited, RSVPs are requested.
Wellborn is located off US 90, between Lake City
and Live Oak, in the center of the Suwannee Valley
region. Whistlestop Coffee/Deli is located at intersec-
'tion of CR 137 aindCR 10A.
For more information, please call the Whistlestop
Coffee/Deli at 386-963-1122 or Cindy Keen at 386-
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Legends & Tales of Florida and Appalachia


By Sally Q. Smith
Office for Residential Services
Advent Christian Village
The 20th annual Live! At Dowling Park
Artist Series at Advent Christian Village
(ACV) will host tandem
humorists/historians/storytellers, The
Storytelling Sims, as they present Legends
& Tales of Florida and Appalachia, on
Friday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Rumph
Pavilion at Camp Suwannee. Light
refreshments will be served following the
performance. The Storytelling Sims will
give two "mini-performances:" one on
Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at Dacier
Manor and another on Friday, Feb. 29, at
10:30 a.m. at Good Samaritan Center. In
addition, they will host a free workshop
entitled "Gifts of Story: Weaving A Tale" on
Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at the
Harmony Center..
The Storytelling Sims, aka Wayne and
Jane Sims, are a husband-and-wife team of
"Tandem Tale Tellers" who have spent over
12 years sharing their unique talent with
school, library, elderhostel, and retirement
community audiences that they say they like
to 'Turn on to storytelling!"
Jane's interest in storytelling was
prompted by her career as a gerontology
instructor who guided students as they
gathered oral histories. Wayne's interest
evolved from his experience in radio
broadcasting. The couple worked with the
legendary storyteller and folk hero,'the late
Gamble Rogers, to put together a folk
festival in St. Augustine. They attribute


Rogers as being one of their major
inspirations and also for bringing them
together.
The duo has co-produced historical
storytelling programs, some of which have
been underwritten by the Florida Humanities
Council for the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine,
a storytelling guild they helped to establish
in 1993. They are affiliated with several
storytelling and folk organizations,
including the National Storytelling Network,
Florida Storytelling Association, North
Carolina Storytelling Guild, Asheville
[N.C.] Storytelling Circle, Florida Folklore
Society, and Friends of Florida Folk (FOFF).
Currently, the Sims reside in both St.
Augustine and Black Mountain, N.C.
Legends & Tales of Florida and Appalachia
is a combination of chronicles, folk humor
and travel adventures part of which will be
told in the traditional Appalachian humor for
which they are known.
Ticket prices for this performance are as
follows: ACV Members: $12, Adults (i.e.,
non-ACV Members): $15, Students (ages
13-18): $4, and Children (ages 5-12): $3..
Admission for 'children ages 4 and under is
free. Tickets are available at the ACV
Cashier's Office, as well as in Live Oak at
The Music Center and the Suwannee County
Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be
purchased at the door on the evening of the
concert.
Live! At Dowling Park is pleased to
welcome guests participating in the
Reciprocity Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC) and


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Community Concerts of Lake City, Inc.
NFCC requests that all reciprocating parties
please call in advance to reserve their seats.
For additional information about this
performance, please call Dick Grillo at 386-
658-5557, or e-mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.
Additional info about The Storytelling Sims


can be found online at
http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/siins.
Live! At Dowling Park 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.


Florida Highwaymen coming to White Springs


The Florida Highwaymen will perform March
14-15 at White Springs.
Meet the artists and view the works of Robert
Lewis, Issac Knight, Willie Reagan, Mary Ann
Carroll, and Curtis Arnett, original Florida
Highwaymen Artists.
Private reception, silent auction fund raiser, and
preview Friday evening with artists, 6:30pm 8:30
pm, March 14th, 2008. $5 per person admission.
Publicexhibit and art sale 9am- 4pm Saturday,


March 15th, 2008, during the White Springs
Annual Azalea Festival.
Exhibit will be located in the beautiful, historic
Carillon Tower in Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park, White Springs, Florida.
Artists will be lecturing through out the day.
Children encouraged to attend to meet the artists
and learn their histories.
, Special exhibit sponsored by the Live Oak
Artists Guild, Lake City Artists League, Stephen


Foster Citizen's Support Organization, and the,
White Springs Special Events Committee. Fund
Raising proceeds to benefit the development of art
outreach projects by the Art Leagues. Donations
tax deductible.

For more information:
Deb Odom, swampdeb@aol.com, 386-234-0843
Jeanne Van Arsdall, jva@comcast.net, 386-288-
8898.


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FFA members hone communications skills


Su% annee Sr FFA chapter ill compete in the
.\gi cultu al Commnunicanon. Career Development e ent
foi the fusit ume April 25 Befole the competition. the
team i, required to prepare a proposal on the topic ol then
choice Conuolling no\lioou plants In .ddilion to the
pioposal., the team \\ill implement iequiied
communication skills tlhiough ppieentaitions t-, tihe
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bers, Shelby Brothers, Adrienne Boyente. Kristin Summers, Tiffany Ragan and Justin Johnson. Photo Submitted


CONTROLLING NOXIOUS PLANTS: Kristen Summers and Shelby Brothers
identify a noxious plant. Photo: Submitted


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SAFETY USING CHEMICALS: The FFA Sr. chapter agricultural communica-
tions team observes the speaker, Mrs. Randall, as she talks about the im-
portance of safety when using chemicals. Photo: Submitted


"Cool Down Lap"
makes its debut today

The Suwi'annee Dcnocra tis pleased
to bring its readers "Cool Down Lap,"
stock car racing's Monday morning
quarterback. offered by
author/sports., ritei Alan Ross. This
weekly column (today on Page 2B)
looks at all things NASCAR in cryptic
commentary, on eery thing from
problems with Sprint Cup's Chase to
the heated skinny on current drivers to
pointed barbs at NASCAR's constant
rules tinkering to nostalgic looks back
at the sport', colorful history.
Ross is the author of more than 20
books on sports history and is a former
writer for Track Record magazine. His
articles on auto racing have appeared
in The Nashville Citr Paper and in
newspaper s. ndicauon
During the NASCAR off-season.
Ross writes an NFL column called
Over the Ball.


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Pot farm busted in
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Valdez was the
Cameron, Valdez was growing marijuana in residence.
a metal building behind his residence at This is the se
Live Oak Acres. the task force ti
The newly constructed 40' by 20' building The task for
was built just to grow the plants, according Oak Police De
to Cameron. and the Florid
"It was very obvious the building was forcement. "It
used for growing marijuana," Cameron said. agents can world
Cameron said the setup was very sophisti- drugs and brin
cated, with grow lights and timers to force- Suwannee Cour
feed the plants. He said Valdez had about 12 About 40 pla
grow lights that generated about 1,000 watts about $1,000
of electricity each. Cameron also said the were about 20
building was fitted with a one-ton air condi- Cameron sai
tioning system that ran 24 hours a day to ready to be hart
counteract the heat generated
by the lights.
Valdez was allegedly pirat- .. -:
ing electricity to run the system .. '',
by bypassing the meter. -_
Cameron said the electrical V'. :' .
line servicing the house was f.
underground so it was easy to
hide the pirated wire. He said
that about $14,000 worth of
electricity was stolen in about
six months.
Cameron said that growers
work in collaboration and trav-
el the state setting up grow
farms in different counties. He Sheriffi Tony Cameron at the s
said that although there are


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apartment, as legislative liai-
son, and most recently as
deputy executive director.
As legislative liaison, Still
worked closely with mem-
bers of the Florida House
and Senate and the gover-
nor's staff on behalf of the
District. He reviewed legis-
lation with District senior
staff members, assisted in
the development of state
water policy and fostered
working partnerships with
elected officials at the mu-
nicipal and county levels.
Still earned his bachelor
of science and master of en-
gineering degrees from the
University of Florida in
1982 and 1984, respectively.
His major field of study was
hydraulics and hydrology.
He is a registered profes-
sional engineer and a mem-
ber of the Florida Engineer-
ing Society, Florida Rural
Water Association and
American Water Resources
Association.
Scarborough joined the
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also once held the editor's
post at the Suwannee Demo-
crat.
Under his leadership, the
District initiated a number
of innovative partnerships
and programs designed to
protect the region's land and
water resources. Among
them are the Suwannee Riv-
er Partnership, Santa Fe
River Partnership, and
Ichetucknee Partnership; the
R.O. Ranch Equestrian Cen-


ter; and the Quality Com-
munities Program, through
which local rural communi-
ties received funding and
technical assistance for
wastewater, stormwater and
water supply projects.
Scarborough also was a
driving force behind the cre-
ation of the Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail, a series of
recreational hubs along the
river designed to create
camping opportunities for
visitors and economic op-
portunities for local commu-
nities, while at the same
time providing added pro-
tection for the water re-
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ceive the benefit until they
reach 65 years of age, be-
come eligible for Medicare
coverage or become ineligi-
ble for coverage under the
school board's group poli-
cy.
At a Feb. 11 negotiating
session, Copeland proposed
phasing out, as of July 1,
the benefit for retirees and
for those who have entered
the district's drop program.
Under that proposal, only
employees. currently re-
tired, enrolled in drop or
those who will enter drop
before July 1 would remain
eligible for the benefit.
Union negotiators refused
and made a counter propos-
al to retain the current con-
tract language. Copeland de-
clared an impasse at that
point.
A mediator from the Pub-
lic Employees Relations
Commission will attempt to
help the teams reach an
agreement. If an agreement
cannot be reached a special


Continued From Page 1A
Buddy Williams said, there
is likely damage to the left
front of the vehicle.
Cassidy was listed in fair
condition Tuesday at


Continued From Page 1A
then called for assistance
with Department of Agri-
culture officer Jake Brooks
and Cpl. Lee Willis of the
sheriff's office responding.
At one point during the
pursuit, Willis parked to
chase the suspect down.
When hp Innlrepl hack he.


magistrate will conduct a
hearing, at which time evi-
dence from both sides will
be presented.. If either or
both parties reject the'mag-
istrate's recommendation -
either in whole or part -
the issue will go before the
school board for final deter-
mination.
The teams have 40-50
proposals to discuss before
the end of negotiations. In
December the parties
agreed on a salary package
which included a 3 percent
raise retroactive to July 1
for instructional and non-in-
structional personnel, a 5
percent increase in supple-'
ment pay and a 5 percent in-
crease for teachers with ad-
vanced degrees. Employees
received a step increase -
an automatic raise based on
years of service earlier
this year.
The last time the bargain-
ing teams went to impasse
during negotiations was in
2005-06 over employee
raises. The issue was re-
solved in mediation.


Dena M. Lambert, 36,

dies at scene of accident


Continued From Page 1A
ger side of the pickup, caus-
ing it to rotate sharply
clockwise. The pickup over-
turned and continued
rolling, according to FHP,
ejecting Dena Lambert.
James Lambert was air-
lifted to Shands at UF trau-
ma unit with non-life threat-
ening injuries.
Doris J. Pierce sustained
minor injuries, said FHP.
Her passengers, Krysten
Pierce of O'Brien and Kari
Pierce of Mayo, 16-year-old
twins, were unhurt, accord-
ing to reports.
According to FHP, neither
of the Lamberts was wear-
ing a seat belt. Doris Pierce
was wearing a seat belt, as
was Krysten Pierce. Alcohol
was not a factor, said FHP.
Dena Lambert leaves be-
hind her husband James,
and three children, Justin


17, Sarah 14 and Alexis 8,
as well as numerous other
relatives.
Ernest "Chief" Lambert,
James Lambert's father, said
Monday morning that James
has been released from the
hospital with a lot of bumps
and bruises and possible
neck injuries.
The investigation into the
crash continues. Charges are
pending, said FHP.
A nephew, Nick Lambert,
was following the couple in
another vehicle at the time
of the crash, said his grand-
father, Ernest Lambert. The
two vehicles were headed to
Live Oak where Nick
planned to leave his vehicle
to be detailed.
The crash occurred short-
ly before 9 a.m., about five
miles north of Branford.
Dena Lambert had cele-
brated her 36th birthday on
Feb. 5.


Shands.
Williams urged anyone
with knowledge of the acci-
dent to call either 386-208-
TIPS or the Live Oak Po-
lice Department at 386-
362-7463.


saw his car on fire. It is
thought that the heat from
the exhaust may have ignit-
ed the dry grass on which
the vehicle was parked.
Miller was eventually'
subdued and transported to
the Suwannee County Jail.
The vehicle was valued
at $60,000 according to
sheriff's records


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Jackie, Larry,

Willie and Hank?


'Dogs sweep Madison



on the diamond


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
In 1947 Jackie
Robinson broke baseball's
color line. The first black
to win the stolen base title,
batting title, be in the
:World Series, MVP, etc.


Lost sometimes are the
other great black pioneers.
Jackie Robinson was
special, someone who
comes around about once
in a lifetime.
The same year in
Cleveland with about 30
games to go, Larry Doby
became the first black in
the American League.
Doby had a lot of firsts,
including being the first
black homerun champ in
1954. The same year he
faced Willie Mays, the
National League batting
champ and first black to
lead the league in triples,
in the World Series. This
was the series where Mays
SEE SPORTABOUT,
PAGE 2B


Varsity, JV come away
with wins over Cowboys

Submitted
The varsity and junior varsity Bulldogs got past the
Cowboys from Madison County Friday night. The JV


'Dogs started things off with a 6-2 win. Ryan Turman got
the win on the mound with a solid relief performance from
Cole Wharton to run the JV record to 2-1.
In the nightcap, the varsity 'Dogs came out swinging the
bats, hitting the first three pitches of the game sharply.
SHS got on the scoreboard in the second inning when
Mike Staley hit a double to deep left center, then moved to
SEE 'DOGS, PAGE 2B


Murray throws no-hitter, 'Dogs win big


Submitted
Mack Murray hurled a no-hitter
Thursday night in the Bulldogs'
opener against Hamilton County.
Murray tossed five innings, striking
out eight Trojans on the way to the
15-0 victory. The 'Dogs also played
a flawless defensive game, with no


errors. The offensive barrage was led
by junior second baseman Dalton
Wigelsworth, who had three hits on
the night including a double. Other
extra base hits included Deark
Warren's double off the top of the
centerfield wall, David Campbell's
double in the leftfield gap and Corey
White's double off the leftfield wall.


JV 'Dogs Knock Off State Power
The junior varsity Bulldogs
defeated Eagle's View Academy 5-2
Thursday night in Jacksonville.
Sophomore pitcher Greg Bowers
went the distance on the mound in
the win. Sophomores Justin Hicks,
Clay Tomlinson and Bowers all
doubled in the game.


Suwannee softball opens

with win over Fort White


Brittany Jordan at bat:


Kalie Baldwin on the basepath. Photos: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Submitted
The Suwannee High Lady Bulldogs
varsity softball team opened the regular
season at home on Feb. 5 against the
Fort White Indians.
It was the first game of a 24-game
season that will conclude in April with


Suwannee as host for the district
tournament.
Against Fort White, the Lady
Bulldogs trailed 1-0 through four
innings before tallying a run in the
SEE SUWANNEE, PAGE 2B


Babe Ruth League signup underway through Friday


I Suwannee Parks and
Recreation 2008 Babe Ruth
League will hold sign-up through
Friday, Feb. 22 at 1201 Silas
Drive, Live Oak. Contact
information: 386-362-3004 or
online at


www.suwanneeparksandrecreati
on.org.
Cost is $75, or $65 for early
registration, thru Feb. 15! Save
an additional $5 if you register
on-line during early registration.
(Cost includes official Babe Ruth


uniform, which consists of
jersey, baseball pants for boys,
softball shorts for girls, socks
and hat.)
Tee-Ball Ages 5-6, must be 5
by Sept. 1, 2008, Coed, Does not
draft.


Boys Baseball Age
determination date is May 1,
2008.
7-8 Pitching Machine League
9-10 Minor League
11-12 Major League
13-15 Senior League


Girls Softball Age
determination date is Jan. 1,
2008
7-8 Pitching Machine League
9-10
SEE BABE, PAGE 2B


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Continued From Page 1B
made his remarkable catch
off the bat of Vic Wertz. If
you never saw it you never
watched ESPN. Doby, Early
Wynn and Al Smith would
be the only Non-Yankees to
appear in two World Series
for the American League in
the decade of the fifties.
Doby would later be one of
baseball's first black'
managers in 1978 and the
first black to work out of the
commissioner's office.
Willie Mays had some
help when he got to the
New York Baseball Giants.
The Giants had to compete
with Dodgers stars
Robinson, Campanella,
Junior Gilliam and Sandy
Amorous. Monte Irvin, the
first black Giant and first
black RBI champ, was
already there. They were
part of the miracle of
Coggins Bluff. Bobby


Thomsom, Scotland's only
major league baseball
player, hit a homerun off
#13 Ralph Branca, "the shot
heard round the world." It
won the 1951 N.L. pennant
for the Giants. Just as
important on that team was
Hank Thompson.
Hank, Willie and Monte
would be the first three
blacks to play the outfield
together. Hank Thompson
was the first black St. Louis
Brown, the first black to
face a black (Doby) in a
ballgame. The first back to
have a black teammate
(Willie Brown). And first in
his country, Hank
Thompson was a decorated
war hero fighting as a
machine gunner in the
Battle of the Bulge just
three winters before his
appearance in the Major
Leagues.
Correction: A sentence in
last Friday's Sportabout
should have read: "Louis
also knocked out Jethro of
Beverly Hillbillies fame's
father, Max Baer."


'Dogs sweep Madison on diamond


Continued From Page 1B
third on an error. Senior catcher Lee Radford drove home
Staley for the game's first run with a single. David
Campbell scored Suwannee's second run after doubling to
lead off the third. Campbell moved to third on Mack
Murray's groundout to first and scored on Deark Warren's
ground out to shortstop.
Madison County third baseman Jacobi McDaniel homered
in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead in half. However,
the 'Dogs put the game away in the fifth putting up a five


spot in the inning led by a three-run homer by Radford. On.
the mound, Ty Smith picked up the win, striking out five
Cowboys in four innings of work. Matthew Pennington
threw the game's final three innings striking out five batters
of his own. The Bulldogs finished the game with fifteen hits
while surrendering only three. Friday's win brings the
Bulldogs record to 2-0, while the Cowboys dropped to 1-1.
Monday the Bulldogs played host to the Trojans of
Jacksonville Ribault High. Junior right-hander Clent
Flowers was scheduled to start for SHS. District play was
scheduled to begin Tuesday in Starke.


Suwannee softball opens


with win over Fort White


Continued From Page 1B
bottom of the fifth to tie the score.
Shortstop Mary Badgerow opened
the inning by drawing a leadoff walk,
advanced to second base on a passed
ball, stole third base and scored when
the catcher's throw to the bag was
wild and rolled into left field.
The game went into extra innings
with Suwannee picking up a 2-1 win
by scoring a run in the bottom of the
eighth. Third baseman Jessica
Johnson drew a leadoff walk and
catcher Chelsea Davis laid down a
sacrifice bunt that advanced
Johnson to second base. With
one out, pitcher Dale 0


Townsend delivered a walk-off
double into the left center field
gap to drive home the winning
run.
Outfielders Brittany Jordan
and Hollan Abercrombie, along
with Davis and Townsend had the
only hits of the game for
Suwannee. Townsend tossed a
complete game to pick up the %\ in
on the mound She scattered
seven hits, allowed onlI one
earned run, issued no base-on-
balls and struck out 10 Fort White
batters.


Babe Ruth League signup

underway through Friday


Continued From Page 1B
11-12
13-14
Draft-
Girls ages 7-12, Monday, March 3, 6
p.m.
Boys ages 7-8, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
Boys ages 9-10 and 11-12, Friday, Feb.
29, 6 p.m.


Boys 13-15 and girls 13-14 draft on
Thursday, March 20, 6 p'm.
Practice begins the week after your draft.
Games begin at the end of March and
regular season will be over by the end of
the school year. All-star games will be
played in June and July.
For more information, call 386-362-3004
or go to our Web site at
www.suwanneeparksandrecreation.org.


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Madison


#8 Michelle Maxson, outfield,
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LADY SENTINEL FAST PITCH SOFTBALL TEAM 2008: Pictured, I to r, #12 Kristin Benton of Lakeland, #24 Stephenie Carlson of
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, #19 Brittany Hobbs of Monticello, #4 Suzanne Kluball of Valdosta, Ga., #8 Michelle Maxson
of Live Oak, #16 Jen Miskell of Port Richey, #13 Chelsi Taylor, Independence, Kansas, #11 Tara Richardson of Pinetta, #9 Alisa
Ring of Lake City, #2 Melissa Smith of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada, #1 Amber Stormant of White Springs, #00
Melissa Walker of Panama City, #17 Alexis Adleburg of Madison and #1 Amber Stormant of White Springs. Photo: Submitted


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stop, Pinetta


#1 Amber Stormant, outfield, #19 Brittany Hobbs,
White Springs outfield/pitcher, Monticello


Submitted by NFCC Office of College
Advancement
North Florida Community College's Sen-
tinel fast pitch softball team has already
played 13 games in the 2008 season, win-
ning four and losing nine. The young team
played in a round robin, the St. Petersburg
Tour and several other games, getting much
needed experience for the three month-long
season ahead.
The four returning sophomores this year
for NFCC are: #24 Stephenie Carlson of
Surrey, BC, Canada, first base/utility; #16
Jen Miskell of Port Richey, first base; #13
Chelsi Taylor, second base/pitcher, Indepen-
dence, Kan.; and #2 Melissa Smith, pitcher,
Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada.
Freshmen players are: #12 Kristin Benton,
pitcher, Lakeland; #19 Brittany Hobbs, out-
field/pitcher, Monticello; #4 Suzanne
Kluball, catcher, Valdosta, Ga.; #8 Michelle
Maxson, outfield, Live Oak; #11 Tara
Richardson, shortstop, Pinetta; #9 Alisa
Ring, third base, Lake City; #1 Amber Stor-
mant, outfield, White Spririgs; #00, Melissa
Walker, outfield, Panama City; and #17'


Alexis Adleburg, utility, Madison.
NFCC Head Softball Coach is Jeff Dab-
ney.
After a home game against Lake/Sumter
Community College Feb. 14 the team will
hit the road Feb. 16 for another tour at Dar-
ton College in Norcross, Ga. The Sentinels
will be home again Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. against
Central Florida Community College.
The public is invited to come out and sup-
port these young athletes as they play some
serious fast pitch softball.
Here's how the team has scored so far:
NFCC Round Robin Feb. 2 in Madison;
NFCC 8 Lake Sumter 2 and NFCC 13
ABAC 5; Feb. 3 NFCC 4 Chattanooga State
7; NFCC 0 Chattanooga State 9; and NFCC
1 Chattanooga State 3; Feb. 7 NFCC 3 Lake
City 5 and NFCC 4 Lake City 5 St. Peters-
burg Tournament; NFCC 6 Broward 2
NFCC 12 Central Florida 3; NFCC 0 Polk
8; NFCC 0 Broward 4; NFCC 1 D.aytona,
Beach 4; and NFCC 1 Manatee 5
For player information and upcoming
games, check out the NFCC Web site,
www.nfcc.edu (keywords: athletics/softball).


NFCC Brain Bowl North
Team fares well at Nort
r.ninnal tniirniv Florida


Submitted by NFCC Office
of College Advancement
The Brain Bowl Team of
North Florida Community
College (NFCC) managed to
defeat the top two teams in
the region during the Pan-
handle Regional Brain Bowl
Tournament at Okaloosa-
Walton Community College
in Niceville on Feb. 2.
NFCC's Team A Jessica
Collins, Nafees Khan and
Chris Nelsen of Perry, and
Tony Fluriach of Mayo -
defeated Pensacola Junior
College by more than 100
points. In the next round,
Okaloosa-Walton CC, the
top team in the state and re-
gion, fell to NFCC by 85
points.


Unfortunately,
losses to Chipo-
la (formerly No.
1 in the state) by
15 points and
Gulf Coast (for-
merly No. 4 in
the state) by 100
points prevented
NFCC from re- COM
ceiving a place
at the champi- North F
onship tourna- anniver
ment, which will
be held in March at Chipola
College.
Dr. Anthony DeLia, spon-
sor of the academic team,
said, "NFCC's team played
really well. We just happen
to be in a very competitive
region."


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Sierra Gray of Perry and
Matthew Smith of Monticel-
lo are also on the NFCC
team.
For more information
contact DeLia at 850-973-
1632 or email
deliaA @nfcc.edu.


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Dinner: 5:30 6:30 only $8 per person
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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 @
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United Way 40th anniversary annual



meeting and awards banquet


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.


Members of the Columbia County
Tourist Development Council and
Original Florida may attend the
upcoming Florida Festivals and Events
Association (FFEA), Sponsorship
Seminar at the discounted rate of $50.
Titled SPONSORSHIP...the fuel that
drives the event engine!, this seminar
will cover current trends in
sponsorship, an introduction to
sponsorship, pricing sponsorships,
personality selling styles, and
supporting sponsorships through public
relations. This full day seminar will
take place on Feb. 22 from 9 am to 4
p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and
Suites in Lake City. The $50 fee
includes lunch.
Sylvia Allen, president of Allen
Consulting, located in Holmdel, New
Jersey, will be conducting the seminar.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008


For 30 years, Sylvia Allen, has
provided public relations, event
marketing/management services, and
sponsorship sales for hundreds of
events around the world. Ms. Allen has
written several books including the
critically acclaimed How to be
Successful at Sponsorship Sales and A
Woman's Guide to Sales Success.
FFEA is the state's primary
professional organization for producers,
vendors, and sponsors of festivals,
fairs, and special events and dedicated
to educating, supporting and promoting
more than 750 festivals, events, and
fairs in the state of Florida. The seminar
is sponsored by the Columbia County
TDC, Original Florida, and the Holiday
Inn Hotel and Suites in Lake City. For
more information, visit www.ffea.com
or call 1-561-736-7071.


Suwannee Legals
REQUEST FOR BIDS

Sealed bids, subject to the specifications In
the invitation, will be received In the office of
the Director of Business, Suwannee County
School Board, 702 2nd Street NW, Live Oak,
Florida 32064, until 2:00 p.m., Friday March
28, 2008. Bids must be submitted on the
form contained in this invitation and placed
in a sealed envelope plainly marked:
BID # 08-200 CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
2008-09
OR
BID # 08-201 JANITORIAL SUPPLIES
2008-09
The Board reserves the right to award bids
based upon its opinion of the best bid for the
lowest price with no minimum dollar amount
orders. The bid will be for a one year period,
beginning July 1, 2008 ending June 30,
2009, renewable for two years if both parties
agree.
Bid packets may be obtained from the office
of the Director of Business (386) 364-
2608.
Vickie Music
Director of Business
2/20, 22, 27, 29


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 the 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
I'PLATTIEIOF 'RECODAbED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 310, OF THE PUBLIC


RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
INCLUDINGTHE 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 AND ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE
UNCERTAIN,

Defendants.
and the docket number of which is
612005CA0002210001XX


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 Court Ad-
ministrator at the Suwannee County Court-


house, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live 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.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI-
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 RIGHTTO 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
By: /S/ Joyce Cameron
Deputy Clerk
2/13, 20



BID SOLICITATION
BID NO. 2008-01
The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners, Suwannee County, Florida
will receive sealed bids, at the Clerk of Court
Cashier Window at the Courthouse, Atten-
tion: Clerk to the Board, 200 South Ohio Av-
enue Live Oak FL 32064 until Friday,
February 29, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. Bids will be
publicly opened and read aloud at the Live
Oak City Hall Meeting Room, 101 S.W.
White Avenue Live Oak Florida 32064


on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:00 A.M.,
for the following:
FENCING AT SUWANNEE
COUNTY AIRPORT
The Board of County Commissioners may
accept all or part of any bid. Any bid re-
ceived after Friday, February 29, 2008 at
4:00 P.M., will be retained at the Clerk of
Court Office unopened and will not be con-
sidered. The Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to reject any and all
bids, waive formalities and readvertise and
award the bid In the best Interest of Suwan-
nee County .
The Board of County Commissioners does
not discriminate because of race, creed, col-
or, national origin or handicap status.
The Board of County Commissioners re-
quires a Sworn Statement under section
287.133(3)(a), F.S., on Public Entity Crimes.
Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents
may contact the Administrative Services De-
partment, at 386/364-3410. Any questions
concerning the bid specifications should be
directed to Donald Robinson, Assistant
County Coordinator/Airport Manager at
(386)364-3400.
All bids must be submitted In triplicate and
labeled on the outside of the envelope
as "ATTENTION: CLERK TO THE BOARD,
SEALED FOR BID NO. 2008-01 FOR
FENCING AT SUWANNEE COUNTY AIR-
PORT ."
2/15,20


NOTICE OF MEETING
The North Florida Community College Pres-
idential Search Committee will meet Mon-
day, March 3, 2008 at 2:00 in the NFCC Stu-
dent Center Art Gallery (Bldg. 9), 325 NW
Tumer Davis Drive, Madison Fla. Fo infor-
mation or special accommodations, contact
Human Resources, 850.973.9448 or email
HumanResources@nfcc.edu. NFCC is an
equal access/equal employment institution.
2/ 20


PUBLIC NOTICE
FEBRUARY 25.2008
AT 5:30 P.M.

Suwannee District Schools
2008-2009
Federal Program Planning Meet-
ing

Suwannee District Schools 2008-
2009 Federal Programs: Title I, Ti-
tle II, Title III, Title IV,
Title X, and Individuals with Disabil-
ities Education Act (IDEA) Plan-
ning Meeting FEBRUARY 25,
2008 5:30 P.M. at the Suwannee
County School Board meeting
Room, 702 Second Street, NW,
Live Oak. All Staff, parents, and
community members who have an
interest in the above listed federal
programs and would like to provide
input into the planning of next year's
applications are invited to attend.
Information about the NCLB
Choice Program for the 2008-2009
school year will also be provided.
For more information call Lila
Goodgame Udell, Director of Fed-
eral Programs at the Federal Pro-
grams Office 386-364-2865.
2/20


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.07-216-CP
IN RE: Estate of,
PEGGY WALKER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE
of Peggy Walker, deceased, whose date of
death was June 17, 1997, and whose social


security number is 267-36-1326, is pending
in the Circuit Court, for Suwannee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Suwannee County Courthouse,
Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 20, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Sharon Sims
29854-77th Place
Branford, Florida 32008-2525
Attorney for Personal Representative:
George W.-Blow, III
Florida Bar No 320501
George W. Blow, III & Associates
Attorneys at Law
106 White Avenue, Suite C
Live Oak, FL 32064-6930
Telephone: (386) 362-6930
Fax: (386) 362-6194
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OUTDOORS



Florida's top bass fishing opportunities


By Bob Wattendor
Florida Fish and
Conservation Con
(with special than
and John Cimbar

For anglers of a
experience, nothii
opportunities for I






r,


f bass in Florida's 10,550 miles of
Wildlife rivers, streams and creeks or in its
emission 7,000 plus lakes.
iks to Wes Porak The latest national statistics
,, FWC) indicate there are 30 million
anglers, and 10 million of them
ll abilities and specifically pursue freshwater bass,
ng beats the compared to 6.8 million fishing for
landing freshwater trout and 2.1 million fishing for
flatfish (the most popular saltwater
group).
Florida has four.species of
S. freshwater or black basses:
S.. largemouth, spotted, Suwannee and
shoal. Of those, largemouth are by
far the most common since they live
in almost every body of fresh water
S in Florida. At any level of fishing
experience, the thrill of a bass
hitting a topwater lure is one to get
S the juices flowing and make you
glad to be outside.
-" A. Each year Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
- (FWC) fisheries biologists select a
list of Florida lakes and rivers as top
black bass fishing destinations.
Their choices are based on local
-- experience, creel surveys,
S.... electrofishing data and the site's
ability to handle fishing pressure
... with adequate ramps and fishing
access. This year's list follows, in
~ ~ no particular order. For more details
-" -- about how and where to fish these
.-- lakes, the location of local facilities,
where to find quarterly updates
throughout the year and information
S---- about fish consumption advisories
: or special regulations, visit
"_-- -_ _^ MyFWC.com/Fishing/Forecasts.
Lake George is the second-
Z largest lake in the state with 46,000
_- acres and located 18 miles
. northwest of Deland.
n Lake Tohopekaliga (18,810
acres), also known as Lake "Toho,"


is adjacent to the City of Kissimmee
in Central Florida.
Lake Kissimmee (35,000 acres)
is nationally renowned for
consistently producing high-quality
fishing.
Rodman Reservoir, east of
Gainesville and south of Palatka,
covers 9,500 acres of prime
largemouth bass habitat.
* Lake Tarpon (2,500 acres) is
near Tampa/St. Petersburg in
Pinellas County.
*, Lake Weohyakapka, commonly
known as Lake Walk-in-Water
(7,500 acres), is south of Orlando
and east of Lake Wales.
Lake Istokpoga (28,000 acres)
is situated in Highlands County
between U.S. 27 and U.S. 98 south
of Sebring.
Deer Point Lake is a 5,000-acre
impoundment north of Panama City
and is fed by natural freshwater
streams.
The Suwannee River is a
pristine, black-water stream that
flows 213 miles within Florida from
a swampy region near the Georgia
border to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Everglades Water
Conservation Areas are South
Florida marshlands intersected with
over 200 miles of canals.
Crescent Lake is a 15,725-acre
lake near Crescent City on the
Putnam/Flagler county line.
The 7,300-acre Tenoroc Fish
Management Area near Lakeland
provides a special opportunity to
bass fish in Florida's famous
phosphate pits.
S* Mosaic Fish Management Area
(1,000 acres) includes 12 phosphate
pits from 10 to 200 acres each, with.
depths down to 30 feet.
NOTE: Missing for 2008 from


FWC approves new Gulf red snapper


and reef fish gear regulations


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has approved changes to
management rules for red snapper harvested in
Gulf of Mexico state waters. The FWC also
approved new rules that will require all
commercial and recreational anglers fishing for
any Gulf reef fish species to use circle hooks,
dehooking devices and venting tools.
These new rules are similar to recently
implemented red snapper regulations in Gulf
federal waters that are intended to end overfishing
of red snapper in the Gulf and reduce release
mortality of Gulf reef fish.
The new rules reduce the daily recreational bag
limit for red snapper from four fish to two fish per
person and establish a zero daily bag limit for
captains and crew of for-hire vessels in all Gulf
waters off Florida's coast.
No change will be made to the April 15 through
Oct. 31 Gulf recreational red snapper harvest
season in state waters. However, new federal
rules establish a June 1 through Sept. 30
recreational harvest season in Gulf federal waters
adjacent to Florida waters.
Other new FWC rules reduce the minimum size
for commercially harvested red snapper in the
Gulf and for imported red snapper from 15 to 13
inches total length, and reduce the daily
commercial bag and trip limit for red snapper,
harvested in Gulf state waters off Florida from
four fish to two fish daily per person.
The new rules also require fishers on all vessels
in the Gulf reef fish fishery to possess and use
certain gear, including non-stainless steel circle
hooks that must be possessed aboard a vessel and
used to harvest any Gulf reef fish when natural


baits are used. A circle hook is a fishing hook
designed and manufactured so that the point is
turned perpendicularly back to the shank to form
a generally circular or oval shape.
At least one dehooking device is required as
well and must be used to remove hooks embedded
in Gulf reef fish with minimum damage. The
dehooking device must be constructed to allow
the hook to be secured and the barb shielded
without re-engaging during the removal process.
It must be blunt and all edges rounded, and it
must be of a size appropriate to secure the range
of hook sizes and styles used in the Gulf reef fish
fishery.
At least one venting tool is also required and
must be used to deflate the swimbladders of Gulf
reef fish to help release the fish with minimum
damage. This tool must be a sharpened, hollow
instrument, such as a hypodermic syringe with the
plunger removed or a 16-gauge needle fixed to a
hollow wooden dowel. A tool such as a knife or
an ice pick may not be used. The venting tool
must be inserted into the fish at a 45-degree angle
approximately 1 to 2 inches from the base of the
pectoral fin and be inserted just deep enough to
release the gases so that the fish may be released
with minimum damage.
'Today's action will help to improve Gulf red
snapper populations while maintaining the sport
fishing season that benefits several North Florida
fishing communities," said FWC Chairman
Rodney Barreto.
FWC's new red snapper rules take effect on
April 1. The rules requiring circle hooks,
dehooking devices and venting tools for all reef
fish species take effect on June 1.


Tiger mauls sanctuary volunteer;

FWC charges founder for 43rd time


Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) investigators have
charged Darrell Atkinson, 51,
of Davenport with keeping a
tiger in a substandard cage.
The charge and three
related warning citations are
the result of a Feb. 9 tiger.
attack on Brenda Chapman,
who worked as a volunteer at
the Horseshoe Creek Wildlife
Sanctuary, founded by
Atkinson. According to
investigators, Ms. Chapman
was cleaning the tiger's cage
when the animal mauled her
left leg and right hand.
The attack occurred when
Atkinson was out of state and
reportedly had left
unqualified workers in charge


of the facility. In addition to
the caging violations, a
culpable negligence charge
against Atkinson is pending
in the State Attorney's office.
After the attack, FWC
investigators conducted a full
inspection of the sanctuary
and found a tiger in a 13 x
13-foot cage, constructed of
11-gauge wire with no safety
entrance (which would
enable workers to enter and
exit the cage with minimum
safety hazards). The state
requirement is for tigers to
have 10 x 24-foot cages,
constructed of 9-gauge wire
and a safety entrance.
In addition, investigators
found a tiger in an open-air
cage, without the roof


required for a cage of less
than 1,000 square-feet. Also,
the cage had a damaged
block wall with a hole large
enough for the cat to escape.
The FWC and workers
undertook emergency repairs
and placed one of the
sanctuary's tigers at another
facility when they found no
adequate caging at Horseshoe
Creek.
The FWC also is
attempting to find out the
origin of new animals
acquired by Horseshoe
Creek, possibly in violation
of a 2006 court order.
The case marks the 43rd
time the FWC has filed
charges against Atkinson
since 1993.


FWC offers Outdoors-Woman

workshops in 2008


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
offers three workshops in 2008 for
women who want to spend a
weekend learning a variety of
outdoor skills.
The first Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman workshop will be March 28-
30 at the Ocala Conservation Center,,
7325 N.E. 170 Ave., in Silver
Springs on Lake Eaton, in the Ocala
National Forest, about 20 miles east
of Ocala. The second workshop will
be in October at the Wallwood Boy
Scout, Camp 23 Wallwood, BSA
Drive in Quincy, The third
workshop will be in November at
Pine Jog's Everglades Youth
Conservation Camp in the J.W.
Corbett Wildlife Management Area,
west of West Palm Beach. These are,
rustic summer camp facilities with
basic, modern amenities, and the
lodging is dormitory style, with
meals served in the cafeteria.
Sessions will begin Friday afternoon
and end Sunday with lunch.
The FWC invites women, 18 and
older, to attend the workshops to ,
learn or improve their outdoors skills
and enjoy a few recreational
activities. In four, 31/2-hour sessions,
workshops teach skills associated
with hunting/shooting, fishing and
non-consumptive activities, such as
canoeing and camping, at all levels
of physical activity.
The Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to experiment
and enjoy the camaraderie of others
who want to learn about Florida's
great outdoors. Although it is
designed with women in mind, the
camp is open to anyone who wants


to learn in a comfortable, non-
threatening, non-competitive,-hands-
on atmosphere. The cainmp 's
instructors strive to make participants
feel at ease..
"Patience is the secret to the
success of our Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman program," said
Lynne Hawk, director of the
program. "Our instructors are here to
guide people through the activities.
There is no intimidation."
The cost is $150. However, partial
scholarships are available for low-
income, first-time participants.
Workshops are limited to 100
participants on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Session topics include introductory
courses in bass-, pan- and fly-fishing;
handgun shooting and hunting;
shooting sports; and shotgun
shooting and hunting. Also boating,
canoeing/kayaking, map and"
compass, and small-game-hunting
basics will be offered. Participants
can learn about Florida whitetails
and turkeys and take courses in
archery and bowhunting and regular
hunting and black powder firearms.
Bowhunting and hunter certification
courses are also available. Safety
concerns are addressed in a personal
safety course along with a course on
map and compass basics and basic
wilderness survival skills, wilderness
first aid and reading the woods.
Other courses include outdoor
photography, bird watching and
instruction on becoming a primitive
chef.
Information about the workshop
and registration is at
MyFWC.com/BOW or by calling
561-625-5122.


An ailing manatee at Wakulla
Springs State Park was rescued
Tuesday morning by a team of
experts and taken to Lowry Park Zoo
in Tampa for rehabilitation, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officials said.
The rescue team included staff
from the FWC's Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute, as well as staff
from the Jacksonville Zoo and
Wakulla Springs Statepark. The
team used a net to capture the small
manatee located approximately 11/2
miles south of the park's swimming


area. The manatee was then moved
by boat to the swimming area and
placed on a truck for transport.
Staff at Wakulla Springs State Park
had been monitoring the manatee
since January and contacted the
FWC when they became concerned
that the manatee was not behaving
normally and appeared to be having
difficulty breathing.
The manatee was taken to the
rehabilitation center in Tampa, where
the staff at Lowry Park Zoo will
work to evaluate and treat the
manatee.


this list of top bass fishing
destinations is 450,000-acre Lake
Okeechobee. Recently revered by
largemouth bass and crappie anglers
nationwide, the "Big 0" is
imperiled by environmental
consequences of prolonged high
water levels, agricultural runoff and
2004 and 2005 hurricanes that
wreaked havoc on Okeechobee's
aquatic plant communities. FWC
biologists continue to assist the
South Florida Water Management
District, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection and
others in restoring the lake and its
fishery to its glory days. New, more
restrictive regulations will take..
effect on July 1 for both bass and
crappie to help the lake recover.
Contact local marinas and tackle
stores for current conditions.
With all those "top sites" to
choose from, don't overlook the
smaller lakes and ponds in your
area.
So get out there and catch the
next state record, and if you catch a
memorable fish (exceeding 24" or 8
pounds for an adult angler, or 18"
and/or 6 pounds for a youth under
16 years of age), you can apply for
a "Big Catch" angler recognition
certificate (see your regulations
summary or visit
MyFWC.com/Fishing). Whether
your next bass measures up or not,
remember "A bad day fishing beats
a good day working," so good luck
and good fishing.
Find additional information at
My FWC. com/Fishing/Forecasts,
including details about access to
these top bass sites, quarterly
forecasts and consumption
advisories.


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Wagon train to take river route
raino ,


Historic ride

--11V 44 could become

yearly event

Submitted
T he wagon train of five handmade, covered
wagons, each drawn by mules, will move
.Tor..slowly along its historic trip alongside the
historic Suwannee River. It will attract attention
every inch of
't the way as 10
riders on The wagon train will stop at
horseback Stephen Foster State Park
accompany
this unique and Twin Rivers in
wagon train Hamilton County, move into
from the
headwaters of Suwannee County, spend a
the Suwannee weekend at the Spirit of the
River in the
Okefenokee Suwannee Music Park
Swamp at where Schneider said he's
Griffis Fish
Camp north of sure some of the wagon
Fargo, Ga. to train people will be part of
Suwannee,
Fla., where the the pickin' and grinning'
Suwannee that goes on there.
River ends. It
all begins Feb.
25. longest wagon train ride
"It will probably be the longest wagon train ride


SEE COVERED, PAGE 3C


Wagon train schedule


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Riding is.their life: John Paul Schneider, left, grandson Jake Jerkins, center, and former RO Ranch owner
Frank Schulte on:a previous trail ride. These veteran trail riders will all be part of the Suwannee River Wag-
on Train as it makes its historic trek from the headwaters of the Suwannee River to the mouth of the Gulf
of Mexico where the Suwannee River.ends. Photo; Submitted


Preparation is the' key: Wagon master John Paul Schneider of Live Oak, Fla. and his two mules, Mary,
pulling the wagon, and Beth; his riding mule, have been a team for many years. They're getting in shape
for the beginning Feb. 25 of a historic covered wagon train trip from the Okefenokee Swamp in SoOth Geor-
gia to the Gulf of Mexico as they follow the entire length of the fabled Suwannee River.
- Photo: Spirit of trie Suwannee Music Park


Feb. 24 Stage at Griffis Fish
Camp north of Fargo, Ga. at the
headwaters of the Suwannee
River at the Okefenokee Swamp.
Feb. 25 Day I Griffis Fish
Camp to Fargo, Ga. Camp at
Fortner Hunt Camp.
Feb. 26 Day 2 Fargo, Ga. To
Turner Bridge Camp at Turner
Bridge.
Feb. 27 Day 3 Turner
Bridge to Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park/ White
Springs, Fla.
Feb. 28 Day 4 Stephen
Foster to Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park Camp at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park, Live
Oak, Fla.
Feb. 28 March 2 Days 5-7 -
Rest days.
March 3 Day 8 Spirit of the
Suwannee to Gibson Park.
March 4 Day 9 Gibson Park
to Suwannee River State
Park/Twin Rivers State Forest,
Ellaville, Fla.


March 5 Day 10 Suwannee
River State ParklTwin River State
Forest to Fortner Farm, Live Oak,
Fla.
March 6 Day II Former
Farm Hal Adams Bridge, Mayo,
Fla.
March 7 Day 12 Hal Adams
Bridge to RO Ranch, Mayo, Fla.
March 8- Day 13 -
Groundbreaking public event at
RO Ranch, Mayo, Fla.
March 8 Day 11-16 Ride at
RO Ranch and surrounding area.
March 12 Day 17 Shuttle
from RO Ranch to Hart Springs,
Bell, Fla.
March 13 Day 18 Hart
Springs to Yellow Jacket, near
Suwannee, Fla.
March 14 Day 19 Rest day.
March 15 Day 20 Last day
of trip Yellow Jacket to
Suwannee, Fla. 16 miles end of
trip celebration.


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From the Suwannee Valley Humane Society


signs.
Suwannee Valley
Humane Society is a
limited space (no kill)
shelter and depends on
adoptions to free up
available space. A drop-off
donation is required for
any animal brought to the
shelter. You must check


with us prior to bringing a
drop-off animal to the
shelter. Hours: Tuesday-
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., or by appointment.
Visit our website and see
the homeless animals who
need a really good home
at
www.geocities.com/Suwa
nneehs, or e-mail us at'
suwanneevalley@embarq.
com.
Adoption fee of $65
includes spay/neuter,
deworming,
heartworm/feline
(leukemia) testing and
rabies shot. Please visit
the shelter. The animals
would love to meet you.

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Register now!
Live Oak Senior Citizens
offer escorted tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens meet the first Monday at 10:30
a.m. at Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW
Eleventh St., Live Oak. Escorted tours are available, prices
vary. Schedule: Holyland Experience, March 17; Holland
Trip Festival ,May 6-13; Americus and Plains, Ga., May 17-
18; May-Haw, July 19; Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Oct. 11;
Bahamas, Nov. 10-15; Radisson Opryland "A County Christ-
mas," Dec. 15-18. Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386-
842-2241.


Available now!
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


CRITTER CORNER


From the Suwannee Valley Humane Society


Continued From Page 1C

The shelter also offers
optional microchipping
when you adopt for $10
more.
Diamonds in the Ruff
adoption fee $30. *
If you have lost a pet or
found one, the Humane
Society will help you find
your pet Call 850-971-9904
or toll-free at 866-236-7812.
Leave a message if they are
closed, your call will be
returned. 'Remember to
always call your local
animal control or shelters if
you have a lost or found
animal.
The Suwannee Valley
Humane Society really
appreciates donations; it
couldn't operate without
them. Donations are the
heart and soul of its thrift
shop income. Please
consider taking them
donations of clothes,
household goods, furniture
and toys. All donations
should be in good condition;
otherwise, they cannot sell
them. Thank you!
THRIFT STORES:
You must come see our
thrift stores, if you have not
been here before. We have


three stores, a boutique,
clothing and furniture. We
are always looking for
donations for the stores.
Please keep us in mind if
you have items in good
condition you would like to
donate to us.
Volunteers are wanted and
needed four hours a week on
the day of your choice. Call
to learn more. People are
always needed to hold, pet,
love and walk the homeless
animals at the shelter,. so if
you can't adopt you can
always come help in many
other ways.
RECYCLING BINS:
Live Oak: There is a
newspaper-recycling bin at
305 Pinewood Drive, Live
Oak, just west of Johnson's
Appliance/Radio Shack.
. Lee: Recycling bins are
located at the shelter at 1156
SE Bisbee Loop, Madison
(just South of Lee) for
newspapers, catalogs, paper,
magazines and broken down
cardboard. All the money
goes to help the homeless
animals.
SPAYING AND
NEUTERING:
Experts say the most
important thing people can
do to help their pets is to get


them spayed or neutered.
This means the animals get
an operation, to be sure they
can't have kittens or
puppies. They are asleep
during the operation, so they
aren't scared or in pain.
Spaying and neutering are
so important because there
are so many animals
needing care and not enough
homes or shelters for them.
One cat or dog can have
many litters in its life. Its
kittens or puppies can have
many litters, too. This can
end up creating thousands of
new cats and dogs.
Featured animals for
adoption:
Remember, do not leave
pets in vehicles for any
length of time due to the
heat and humidity or cold
weather.
FEATURED ANIMALS
FOR ADOPTION:
KIRA* Kira has decided
that she has been a shelter
dog long enough. She would
prefer an adult home with a
fence in yard. She loves to
play ball and run around
until she's tired. She to walk
on a leash and for every
TLC that you give her, she
will give you kisses. She
seems to love adults more


than children. For a medium
large size dog, she is so very
gentle and sweet. She would
make a good addition to any
family. Special things come
with Kira's adoption. She is
a "Diamond" and is $30 to
adopt.
MILLIE* For four years
Millie has been the mascot
here. She told us she's ready
to move on. She prefers to
be the only cat. She takes
good care of the cat room.
So, she can take good care
of your home and she is a
good cat. She is not a lap
sitter but, very friendly in
other ways. Loves adults,
shy with little children. Her
special likes are laying
around in the bathroom, a
cat bed, cat tower, toys and
greeting people. She's a
tabby with white and is 4
years, 8 months old.
Because she is special,
Millie is the cat of the
month and comes with
special things a carrier,
blanket and toy, and a
special price of $15.
LOST AND FOUND
PETS:
LOST CATS:
Two cats, "Trinity," a
female tabby with white and
"Fizzgig," a male, white
Persian. Both have been'
fixed. They were lost from
NE Champion Loop in Lee.
Family just moved into area
and the cats got away. So if
you have seen them or have
them, please call Barbara


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.

Volunteers needed now!
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


Fitch, 850-971-5015.
LOST DOGS:
"Gizzy" lost from N.E.
Omsite Road, off CR 53, a
long-haired Dachshund,
male, blond, about 2 feet
high, weighs 15 to 20
pounds, has short legs, is
eight years old and was not.
wearing a collar. Gizzy is in
good health, very friendly
and has been neutered. If
you have found him, please
call Shirley Taylor, 850-929-
4923.
"Killer," a Rhodesian
Ridgeback dog, reddish
brown, male, weighing 60
pounds, less than a one year
old, was wearing a green
collar and has a scar above
left eye. He's friendly would
go with anyone and was lost
from.CR 255 and 1-10. If
you have him, please call
Cindy Williams, 850-971-
5138.
"Jonah," a large Bassett
Hound, tri-color and male.
He will not respond to his
name and is a full-blooded
Bassett Hound with very big
paws, that have freckles on
them and was wearing a
blazed orange collar with
little "Bone" on it with
name and phone number.
Jonah was lost near US 27
near Branford bridge. If you
find him, please call Elaine
Boney, 386-935-3141 or
work 386-935-2111 (ask for
her by name).
Two dogs "Miles," a
pure Pug, tan color and male


CONTINUED ON PAGE 3C


and "Rex," a male
Pug/Sharpei mix, tan. and
his face is wrinkled like a
Sharpei. Both were wearing
a blue harness and one is
Wearing a red collar, too.
Both dogs are two years old
and they have been neutered
and are very friendly. If you
found them please Anita,
850-342-4521.
"Cocoa" a brown Red
Nose Pit; eight months old,
male, has gold eyes and is
very friendly. He was lost
off of 103rd Road, off Stage
Coach Road by Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park.
Please call David if you
found him, 386-362-7279.
Two dogs a black
Lab/mix and Red Pit
Bull/mix. "Pepper," Lab,
black, male and "Grace,"
red, female and has a scar
on her head. Both have
electric fence collars with
identification on them and
have been fixed. They were
lost off CR 221 in
Greenville. If you have
found them, please call
Mary Finalsan, 850-997-
8982.
FOUND:
Beagle with collar found
on CR 53 S. If this could be
your dog, please call Bob,
.850-971-2803.

*Part of Diamonds in the
Ruff Program. Dogs or cats
in residence at the shelter
over 10 months are offered
for a $30 adoption fee.








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Continued From Page 2C

is comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, and
each council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, in-
vestigate and resolve residents' concerns. All interested in-
dividuals who care about protecting the health, safety, wel-
fare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often
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: MondaN and
Thursday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southside Recreation
Center, St. Margaret Street; Live Oak: Tuesday, 10 a.m -2
p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, across from
Winn-Dixie, Pinewood Street and Saturday, 9 a.m.-
noon, Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 US
129 South; Branford: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Suwannee River Regional Library, 703 NW Suwan-
nee Street. Bring photo identification and Social Secu-
rity Numbers of dependents; last year's return, if any; \\ -2"
or SSA-1099, if you receive Social Security and any other in-
come forms received, interest and dividend information from


bank or brokers. Local Coordinators: Lake City Muriel
Caldwell, 386-754-4655; Branford and Live Oak Linda
Young, 386-364-8396.


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 Li-
brary to enjoy an exhibit of its


CONTINUED ON PAGE 7C


Covered wagon train to travel Suwannee River route


Continued From Page 1C

ever in this part of the country," said wagon
master John Paul Schneider of Live Oak,
Florida.
It's been a life long dream of Schneider's
to make this trip. But, he had to wait until
Suwannee River Water Management District
(SRWMD) purchased enough land along the
Suwannee to allow the wagon trail access to
the greatest majority of its banks. The wagon
train will take the river route when possible
but will have to travel on many public
highways some of the time.
"It's been kinda in my mind for the last 20
years," said Schneider, a retired feed store
owner, well known horse, wagon and mule
enthusiastic and veteran wagon master who
participated in The Last Cattle Drive in 1995
that traveled 60 miles through Central
Florida, winding its way across five major
ranches. "The late George Murrah and Billy
Summers and I would ride together and talk
about this for years that one of these days we
would get together and ride the long ride," he
said. As the years wore on, both Murrah and
Summers passed away without realizing their
part of the dream, but Schneider said he kept
dreaming for himself and his friends. "After I
retired, it was real strong in my mind...I told
Jerry Scarborough (SRWMD director) that as
.soon as they had enough land along the river,
I. 1ntc tRdo it." That day will arrive Feb.
25 wheq thezcovered wagons, wagon
masters, horses and mules will assemble at
Griffis Fish Camp in the Okefenokee
Swamp, the headwaters of the Suwannee
River, and history will begin to unfold its
unique story abotit the dreams of three men
finally coming. true after years of hoping and
more than a year of planning.
Schneider and his mule, Mary, will lead
the way with Schneider's one-mule wagon.
"We'll have a special event that day for the
opening ceremony, and then when we get
mounted up and everyone is ready to go,
we'll have a prayer and ask the Lord's safety
for the wagon train," Schneider said. "We'll
do that every morning and evening."
Although anyone can visit the wagon train
during the trip, those who can't will not have
to dream about it...they can see it on RFDTV
in the near future. The Best of America by
Horseback TV series with Tom Seay is


expected to be along for the ride, recording
every aspect of this richly historic event on
film for future generations and wagoneer
wannabes.
Best of America by Horseback
(info@bestofamericabyhorseback.com) and
' the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
(musicliveshere.com) in Live Oak, Fla., and
RO Ranch Equestrian Park Inc.
(RMC@srwmd.org) in Mayo, Fla. are
sponsoring the wagon train. Each sponsor is
participating in various ways.
Why make such a grueling trip? "It's the
challenge of it, plus remembering what our
ancestors did and how much easier our job is
than our ancestors," Schneider said.
Participation in the wagon train is by
invitation only this year with no vacancies
left. Next year, however, may be another
story, Schneider said. If this first one is the
success he and others believe it will be,
anyone who would like to have this
experience could become a paying
participant for future rides. But, that's getting
the horse, or rather the mule, before the
wagon.
Evenings around the campfire for wagon
train participants will be a time to relax, rest
up from the hard days, eat a little grub
cooked over a permitted fire, listen to some
fiddling', mountain dulcimer by Betty
Schneider and Peggy Raulerson and perhaps
a few other instruments, the likes of which
probably would have been on early wagon
trains driven from South Carolina into the
South Georgia and North Florida areas in the
early 1800s as these areas began to be settled.
During the ride, Peggy Raulerson will be
completing a song about the wagon train she
started writing a while back. Participants will
be asked along the way to help complete a
verse or two to have the song wrapped up by
the end of the trip.
The wagon train will travel about 18-20
miles per day, breaking camp early and
hitting the road by around 9 a.m. each day.
"We can average about 3.5 miles an hour,
hopefully," Schneider suggests. "We will be
as close to the river as we can be and will
camp on the river every night," he said.
"The people have welcomed us into the
campgrounds like Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park in White Springs,
Florida; Hamilton County has really been


nice, plus the law enforcement officers in all
the counties where .we need to cross bridges
have been very nice," Schneider stated. He
said the wagon train must pass through five
Florida Agriculture Inspection Stations along
the way and have all health permits needed
for the animals.
The wagon train will stop at Stephen
Foster State Park and Twin Rivers in
Hamilton County, move into Suwannee
County, spend a weekend at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park where Schneider said
he's sure some of the wagon train people will
be part of the pickin' and grinning' that goes
on there. At this stop, the wagons will be on
display for several days. Then it's into
Madison County at Ellaville, a night at the
farm of Lyndon Former in Suwannee County,
another night at historic Charles Springs in
Suwannee County, then on to the RO Ranch
in Lafayette County where there will be
special festivities before various other stops
along the way to Suwannee, where a
celebration honoring the completion of the
trip will be held.
During the RO Ranch stopover, there will
be a dedication on March 8 of the new
buildings at that facility off SR 51 in Cook's
Hammock. The public is invited to attend
this event.
The public will be invited to stop by
wherever the wagon train spends nights and
weekends, ask questions, take a look around
and be a part of this, history-making trek.
Schneider's longtime friend and ride
devotee, Bob Raulerson, also of Suwannee
County, will be along on this ride as he has
for the past 10 years. A retired state game and
wildlife officer, Raulerson is living the good
life these days, enjoying his dreams also. "I
was always just as busy as could be being a
possum' cop, so 1 never did this before I
moved here," he said quietly. Now, he and
his wife, Peggy, go along with Schneider on
many rides with their Missouri Fox Trotter
Walking Horses. "There hasn't been a ride
like this since at least the early 1800s,"
Raulerson said, noting he can find no record


of any ride of this nature along the Suwannee
River. "We know people who were here in
the 1900s, and they don't know of anyone
who did it." Raulersofi said.
"What will be unique about all this is that
other than nobody else having done it, it will
show our love for our animals and the nature
part of it...the wildlife...and we will be out
there in their territory," Schneider noted.
"We will be out there among them...we do
that all the time," he said. "It's a family-
oriented thing, our children and
grandchildren have grown up riding mules,
horses and wagons with us. Hopefully, my
15-year-old grandson Jake Jerkins will be
right there beside me, riding on a horse,"
Schneider said of the trip.
Schneider, Raulerson and others who will
be taking this dream trip have been getting
their mules ready since early January. "We
have worked all of January and most of
February to get them in shape," Schneider
advised. The wagoneers have been "testing
the waters" during this time as they have
driven most of the proposed route in
preparation for the big day. "Bob and I have
been out on about every foot of it so far,"
Schneider said as Raulerson nodded in
agreement.
When asked about the cost of such a trip,
Schneider and Raulerson both prefer not to
be accountable. "This is our hobby, we don't.
put a price tag on the hobby," Schneider said.
"It's unbelievable the amount of
expense...$50,000 for a truck plus $50,000
for a trailer...it's a labor of love more than
anything else," Raulerson said.
Schneider said the cost would skyrocket if
their time was figured into it. But, they're not
about to put a price tag on dreams, and
besides, Schneider points out, there are more
than 72,000 people in Florida involved in the
equestrian business so you could figure the
wagon train as an economic booster.
Wagons, Ho!
For more information about-the wagon
train, contact the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park at 386-364-1683.


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the home and garden. The "green" in green tea can take on a new
connotation when this environmentally friendly product is used in
new ways.,
The same antioxidant ingredients in green tea are also known
for their odor-absorbing abilities. Tea is loaded with catechins -
the antioxidant substances. The catechins have antibacterial
properties that make tea leaves great for fighting odor. Usually
the tea leaves need to be dried before use as a deodorizer. To do
so, simply put the wet tea leaves into a strainer and spread out.
Press the leaves to remove as much moisture as possible. Then
allow to air dry, turning the leaves over several times in the
process.
Pet Beds/Litter Boxes: Sprinkle dried tea leaves onto a pet bed,
blanket or pillow. The leaves will help dissipate any foul pet
odors. The same technique can be applied with litter boxes. The
tea leaves help remove odor and can repel fleas from dogs and
cats.
Carpeting: Skip the chemical carpet deodorizer and use dried tea
leaves instead. Sprinkle over the carpet, let sit 10 to 15 minutes
and then vacuum.
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in the refrigerator to help absorb odors from strong-smelling
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quilts from until Feb. 24 during regular library hours. The
Columbia 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 Nancy Palmer, 386-961-9067.

Order now!
Deadline Feb. 14
Live Oak Garden Club to take orders
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
Community College
(NFCC) and the
African-American Stu-
dent Union (AASU) are
seeking nominations
from the public for the
fifth annual Jenyethel
Merritt Award for Civic
Service. 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 follow-
ing information: Brief
explanation of why per-
son 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, clip-
pings or other materials. Name, address, contact informa-
tion of nominating person or organization. Send nomina-
tions 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.


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Thru Feb. 22
2008 Babe Ruth League sign-up opens
Suwannee Parks and Recreation will hold sign-up for the
2008 Babe Ruth League through Friday, Feb. 22. Cost: $75
(early registration by Friday, Feb. 15 $65 and online-save an
extra $5) Cost includes official Babe Ruth uniform which
consists of jersey, baseball pants for boys, softball shorts for
girls, socks and hat. Age groups for boys: 5-6 (T-Ball and
coed); 7-8 (Pitching Machine League); 9-10; 11-12; 13-15.
Girls: 5-6 (T-Ball and coed); 7-8 (Pitching Machine
League); 9-10; 11-12; 13-14. Age determinations apply.
Drafts will be held: Practice begins week after draft. Games
begin end of March and run thru end of school. All-star
games played June and July. Info/registration: 386-362-
3004, www.suwanneeparksandrecreation.org.

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; En-
tertainment: Southern
Rhythm Cloggers, Dalita
Diaz de Arce, director. Do-
St i nation price: Adults/Youth,
ages 13 and above $25;
Children, ages 5-12 -
$12.50; and children under 5
Money Now Loan. free. Tickets are available
through Saturday, March 8.
* FREE electronic filing with Individual sponsorships
paid tax preparation* ($25) and table sponsorships
* We find all the credits & for eight attendees ($200)
deductions you deserve
are welcome. Deadline for
l souvenir booklet ads is
-Tuesday, Feb. 19. Full Page
Call 1-800-234-1040 $100, 1/2 Page $50, 1/4
or visit us at www.jacksonohwitt.com Page $35, Business Card -
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Trust, a division of Pacific Capital Bank N.A. (up to
$1,000), Republic Bank & Trust Company (up to
$1,900) or HSBX Bank USA. N.A. (up to $1,900).
MNLs are loans based upon & secured by federal
lax refund. Lenders charge a tax refund-account
fee & finance charge. Refund amount may be
reduced by prior RAL debt. Those e-filing with
direct deposit without a RAL typically receive
federal tax refund in 8-15 days. Most offices are
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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
Miss Suwannee
River Valley .,
of North Flori- "-t- .
da Scholarship '
Pageants, Inc.
is accepting contestants for Miss and Outstanding Teen
Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter for all contestants
will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are a preliminary to
Miss Florida and Miss America 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.


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Apply now!
Deadline April 15
Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp
to evaluate applications
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All
Star Summer Basketball 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, Jerrny
Stackhouse,
Grant Hill and
Antawn Jami-
son. College ..
scholarships .
available. Also a
summer camp is
available for boys
and girls ages 6-18 of
all skill levels.
Info/brochure: 704-373-
0873,
www.tenstarcamp.com.


Register now!
Sponsors needed!
Entry deadline April 16
April 19
Live Oak Church of God to host its
14th Annual Golf Tournament
Live Oak Church of God will host its 14th Annual Golf
Tournament beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at
Suwannee Country Club, US 90 East, Live Oak. Four-per-
son best ball, for men and women, your team or come alone
and they will connect you with a team. Awards for top. three
teams as well as other prizes. Entry deadline: Wednesday,
April 16. Cost: $50.00 per player, includes 18 holes of golf,
cart fee and a great barbecue lunch. Sponsors are needed.
Sponsor cost: $50 per hole, which is tax deductible. A nice
printed sign (11 x 14) will be posted with your business
name announcing that you sponsored a hole. Proceeds bene-
fit the YWEA (Youth World Evangelism Action) 2008 pro-
ject, "They're Searching for the Truth" exclusively. Info:
Brian Wible, 386-362-2483, ext. 11.

Wednesday
Feb. 20
NFCC will conduct GED tests
North Florida Community College (NFCC) will conduct
GED tests at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at NFCC Tech-
nical Center on the Madison campus. Photo ID required,
preparation courses are free. There is a fee for test. Pre-reg-
istration required. Info/pre-registration: 850-973-1629.

Wednesday
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.

Wednesday
Feb. 20
Suwannee County Animal Shelter
volunteers to meet
Suwannee County Animal Shelter volunteers will meet at
10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the shelter located at 11150
144th Street, McAlpin, eight miles south of Live Oak off
US 129 on the same road as the large county landfill.
Everyone welcome! Info: shelter office, 386-208-0072 or
Ana Smith, 386-364-5584.

Wednesday
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.

Wednesday- Thursday
Feb. 20-21 ,
LCCC to host Suwannee Valley
Regional 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-
ence Center/Gym. Region includes 10 counties: Columbia,
Union, Suwannee, Bradford, Hamilton, Lafayette, Baker,
Gilchrist, Dixie and Madison. Judging; Wednesday, Feb. 20
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open house: Wednesday, Feb. 20 from
3-6 p.m. Awards ceremony: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. in
the Levy Performing Arts Center at LCCC. Info: Charleen
Kelley, 386-755-8080; Renae Allen, 386-496-4811; or
Cheryl Boice, 386-754-4251.

Thursday
Feb. 21
Comprehensive Community Services
to present Let Freedom Ring!
Comprehensive Community Services will present Let
Freedom Ring! from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the
Family Life Center at Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US,
129 South, Live Oak. A reception will be held from 6:30-7
p.m., followed by the program celebrating the freedoms we
enjoy. Patriotic evening in music featuring CCS Singers ac-
companied by Dick Grillo. Keynote address by Bruce Har-
ter "The World Has Changed! Have You?" Harter has
lived with cerebral palsy since birth. He is a management
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dividual and team raising the most money. The race begins
at 9 a.m. General admission is free. Info: Kelly Wooley,
386-362-7143 ext. 6 or www.ccsnfl.com.

Saturday
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


review specialist with the State of Florida, holds a Masters
Degree from FSU and is married with two adult children.
Coats and ties. Cost: $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Com-
prehensive Community Services. Info/advance tickets: Kel-
ly Wooley, 386-362-7143, ext. 6 or www.ccsnfl.com.

Thursday
Feb. 21
Caregiver 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.

Thursday -
Feb. 21
Branford
Camera
Club will
meet
Branford Cam-
era Club will meet
at 7:30 p.m., .
Thursday, Feb. 21
at Branford Public
Library. Valerie .
Lawson will con-
duct a mini-workshop on Photoshop's Light Room software.
Visit http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/
to get a head start. Bring one of your pictures on a CD in ei-
ther 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.Getaway4Nature.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 Thurs-
day of each month, with two exceptions. No meeting in Au-
gust, and the December meeting is held on the 2nd Thurs-
day 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.ValerieLaw-
sonPhotography.com. Info: Carolyn Hogue, program chair,
386-935-2044 or technical consultants: Dick Bryant, 386-
935-1977, Dick Madden, 386-935-0296 or Skip Weigel,
386-935-1382.

Thursday
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.

Friday
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.

Friday
Feb. 22
Adult CPR/AED and First Aid classes in
Lake City
American
Red Cross will 'N
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CPR/AED and a Sga u
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6 p.m., Friday, lll
Feb. 22 at 264 th '
NE Hernando .
Ave., Suite L '
102, Lake City.

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and pic-it.i'i-
tration re-
quired. No re-
funds. Info/registration: 386-752-0650, http://alachua.red-
cross.org.

Saturday
Feb. 23
Comprehensive Community Services
to hold annual lawnmower races
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) will hold its
10th Annual Lawn Mower Race from 9-11 a.m., Saturday,
Feb. 23 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak. Drawing for brand new Snapper mower
for a $10 donation. Grand prizes will be awarded to the in-


Sunday-Friday
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

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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.

Saturday
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-
362-2272 or suwannee coalition@mac.com.

Saturday
Feb. 23
Miss and Outstanding Teen
Scholarship Pageants
Miss Suwannee River Valley of North Florida Scholar-
ship Pageants, Inc. is accepting contestants for Miss and
Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants. Deadline to enter
for all contestants will be Saturday, Feb. 9. The pageants are
a preliminary to Miss Florida and Miss America Pageants
and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Branford
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.

Saturday
Feb. 23
NFCC Women's
Sentinel Basketball
Team plays at
home
NFCC Women's Sentinel
Basketball Team plays
Okaloosa-Walton at 2 p.m. Satur-
day, 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 assistant
coach Marcus Hawkihs at HawkinsM@nfcc.edu and
www.nfcc.edu and click on athletics.

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 appreci-
ated. Info: 386-364-2639.

Saturday-Sunday
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.

Sunday
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-
lege (NFCC) are hosting College Goal Sunday sites in
Hamilton, Suwannee and
Madison counties. The
open-to-the-public event oh
provides expert assistance
in filling out the Free Ap- Fr -d
plication for Federal Stu- F i l d
dent Aid (FAFSA), so
prospective students can
qualify for financial aid to
attend college. A $500
scholarships 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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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.









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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.

Monday-Tuesday
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.
Fees apply. Pre-payment and pre-registration required: No
refunds. Info/registration: 386-752-0650, http://alachua.red-
cross.org.

Tuesday
Feb. 26
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education)
North Florida Community College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Edqcation) at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 26 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.
Feb. 27
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild to meet
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild will meet at 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Southside Recreation Center, 901
Saint Margaret Rd., Lake City. Program: Guild member Lor-
raine Miller who will enlighten the audience on the history of
toile du Jouy, a cotton or linen fabric having colored patterns
on a light-colored background. The Guild is an organization
for anyone interested in quilts and the art of quilting. Mem-
bers make and distribute over 100 quilts a year to various
charities and non-profit organizations. Info: Marcia Kazmier-
ski, president, 386-752-2461.


386-362-7308.
Thru Feb. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license.
and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Feb. 28 on
Brown Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR 25-A, SR
47, SR 341, US 441, US 41, CR245, CR 238, CR 135, Turn-
er Road, SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield Farms Road, CR
250, CR 349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Columbia County; CR
132, CR 136, CR 136-A, CR 137, CR 249, CR 250, CR 252,
CR 349, CR 49, CR 795, SR 20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US
129 and Mitchell Road in Suwannee County; and CR 136,
CR 152, CR 143, CR 249, CR 137, CR 251, CR 146, CR
135, CR 141, CR 150, CR 145 and US 41, SR 6, SR 25 in
Hamilton County. Recognizing the danger presented to the
public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who
would violate the driver license laws of Florida. The Patrol
has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of en-
forcing the equipment and driver's license laws of Florida
while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
Feb. 28-29
ACV to host Legends and Tails-
of Florida & Appalachia
Advent Christian Village will host Legends and Tales of
Florida & Appalachia, featuring The Storytelling Sims at 7
p.m., Friday, Feb. 29 at Rumph Pavilion, Dowling Park.
Light refreshments will be served. Tickets: Member: $12,
Non-Members/Other Adults: $15; Student (ages 13-18): $4;
Children (ages 5-12): $3; and Children (ages 4 and under):
free. Also, they will present a workshop: "Gifts of Story:
Weaving A Tale" at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Harmony
Center and two mini-performances at 10:30 a.m., Good
Samaritan Center and at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 29. Work-
shop and mini-performances are free. Info/tickets: Dick Gril-
lo, 386-658-5557, or e-mail dgrillo@acvillage.net.


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 Emergency
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 com-
mitted and willing to give back to their community. You must
complete all nine units and the graduation drill to complete
the class! Graduates will have the opportunity to join the
Suwannee Valley CERT team and help out when a disaster
occurs in Columbia, Suwannee or Hamilton counties. Organi-
zations, friends, families, church groups, Neighborhood
Watch Groups, Civil Air Patrol, motorcycle groups or busi-
nesses 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.
Feb. 29
Note new date!
3rd Annual Crescent Cuisine
High Springs Farmers Market will present its 3rd Annual
Crescent Cuisine Friday, Feb. 29 (new date), at New Centu-
ry Woman's Club, 40 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs.Two
seatings: 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Theme: Mardi Gras! New
Orleans style menu by Lucie Regensdorf of the Grady
' House and our Friends of the Market volunteers! Menu:
New Orleans Gumbo, Louisiana Crab Cakes with Re-
moulade sauce, Mardi Gras Jambalaya, Smothered An-
douille Sausage and Shrimp over Creamy, Stone Ground
Grits, Okra and Tomatoes, Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque
Choux, plus...Classic New Orleans Bread Pudding with
Bourbon Sauce or Bread Pudding Souffle with Whiskey
Sauce..Tickets: First Seating at 5:15 p.m. Dinner are $20
advance; $30 at the door. Tickets for the Second Seating at
7:30 p.m. seating are $25 advance; $30 at the door. Seating
is limited. Sponsors are needed. Advance reservations can
be made by calling Leda Carrero, 386-454-3346. Info: 386-
454-3950.


Feb. 27
NFCC will conduct
CJBAT
(Criminal Justice
Basic Abilities Test)
North Florida Community
College will conduct CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abili-
ties Test) on computer at 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednes-
day, Feb. 27 at NFCC Testing
Center, Building 16, on the
Madison campus. CJBAT is
required for acceptance into
Corrections & Law Enforce-
ment programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is re-
quired. Info/registration: 850-
973-9451.
Feb. 28
Vagabond Squares
to meet for square
dancing
Vagabond Squares will
meet for square dancing at 7
p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 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. Ralph Beekman, caller.
They meet weekly. Info: 386-
752-2544 or 386-963-3225.


..www.ronsonotb'Uldkamc.com


Register now!
Feb. 28
Suwannee Chapter
of the Florida Trail
Association to
hike local trail
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association
members will hike for either
three miles or six miles on
the Ellaville section of the
Florida National Scenic
Trail's Black Tract and Mill
Creek sections Thursday,
Feb. 28. The event is in cele-
bration of Florida Hiking
Trails Month. The public is
welcome! Enjoy the dog-
woods, redbuds and spring
flowers. Info including time
and directions: Andre Marcil,


90 Nissan D21, Shortbed ..$2,988
94 Oldsmobile Bravada $2,999
86 Ford Bronco 4x4 $3,999
98 Jeep Grand Cherokee ........$3,988
93 Buick LeSabre, Limited $4,988
96 Buick Roadmaster $4,998
97 Lincoln Town Car $4,988
97 Ford Taurus $4,988
98 Pontiac Trans Sport .$4,988
00 Dodge Caravan $4,988
02 Chevy Venture Mini Van $4,988
01 Buick Century $5,988
01 Chevrolet Venture $5,980
96 Buick Park Avenue $5,999


00 Jeep Grand Cherokee
03 Chevy Slverado, Ext. Cab


$5,999
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99 Oldsmobie Aurora $6,988
03 Chevy S-10, Tan $6,999
03 Chrysler Sebring $6,999
01 Nissan Xterra $6,999
00 Buick LeSabre, Limited $7,988
99 Dodge Cargo Van $7,988
03 Chevy S-10, White $7,988
98 Buick Park Avenue $7,999
04 Pontiac Sunflre $7,999
03 Buick Century, Low Miles $8,988
04 PontIac Grand Am Certified.............$8,999
04 Chevy Blazer $9,988
02 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, Ext. Cab .............$9,988
01 Chevy SIIverado, Ext. Cab $9,988


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05 Ford Escape XLT $12,988
05 Buick Century, Low Miles $13,988
04 Buick LeSabre Limited $14,988
06 Pontiac G6 Low Miles $14,988
03 GMC Envoy Certified $14,999
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04 GMC Envoy, Green $15,999
05 Chrysler 300 Touring $18,999
05 GMC Envoy, White $16,999
05 Lincoln LS $15,999
04 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab $17,999
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147TH ROAD: 4.52 acres on paved road in Hidden Oaks Subdivision, $48,900 MLS# 61884
OFF 153RD RD: 48.86 acres with 3 BRI 2.5 BA 1996 2,034 sqtt DWMH. 15 acres in coastal bermuda hay.
$494,000 MLS# 62347
OFF 237TH DR: SUWANNEE RIVER PROPERTY 2 BR/2 BA HOME ON 1.84 WITH RIVER FRONTAGE.
$285,000 MLS #57184
OFF 94TH STREET: 10 ACRES JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS. FENCED AND READY FOR YOUR
NEW HOME. ZONED ONE UNIT PER ACRE. $139,900 MLS# 61856
OFF 237TH RD: .55 ACRES NICE CLEARED LOT IN DOWLING PARK AREA. $17,900 MLS# 17,900
MADISON, FL: 50 ACRES WITH CURRENT ZONING OF 2'DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE. GOOD
INVESTMENT AT $575,000 MLSN 63766
OFF US HWY 129 N: ONGOING PROFITABLE STORE ACROSS FROM THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK.
$849,900 MLS#63982
BRANFORD, FL: 5 BR / 3 BA HOME ON 4.88 WITH A HANDICAPPED APARTMENT. VERY GOOD DEAL
$229,900 MLS# 63659
OFF 229TH DR: LOT THAT FRONTS SUWANNEE RIVER. A MUST SEE PROPERTY! $89,900 MLS#
63125
OFF 102ND ST: NEWLY RENOVATED 3 BR/2 BA DWMH ON 2.65 ACRES. $89,900 MLS# 63323
OFF HWY 27: 92.09 ACRES GREAT HUNTING TRACT. $290,084 MLS# 62057
OFF CR 250:.55 ACRES WOODED LOT IN DOWLING PARK AREA. $12,000 MLS# 62284
SUWANNEE SPRINGS STATION: LOT 7 3BR / 2BA NEW HOME ON 1 ACRE. $194,500 MLS#49427
JASPER, FL: 3 BR/2 BA DWMH ON 30.39 ACRES. $240,000 MLS# 62040
OFF 136TH ST: 13.99 ACRES WITH SLASH AND LONG LEAF PINES. $119,900 MLS# 61089
BELL, FL: 3BR/3BA COTTAGE WITH RIVER FRONTAGE AND A GOOD RENTAL HISTORY. $359,900
MLS#63707
BELL, FL: 2.BR/2BA COTTAGE WITH RIVER ACCESS. $249,900 MLS#63738
OFF HOUSTON AVE: ONE OF THE BEST REPAIR SHOPS IN TOWN. $749,000 MLS#60713
JASPER, FL: GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN JASPER. OWNER IS COMPLETELY
UPGRADING THE PRICE TO BE ANNOUNCED. MLS# 55527
OFF 237TH RD: .826 ACRES WOODED LOT IN DOWLING PARK AREA. $22,500 MLS# 54916
MCALPIN, FL: 4 BR/3.5 BA ON 1.45 ACRES. SPACIOUS CUSTOM BUILT HOME. $185 000 MLS# 64620
BURLEE SUBDIVISION: 4 LOTS MLS# 60601-60604 $17,900 EACH
BRANDON ESTATES: NICE BUILDING LOT. GOOD LOCATION $19,999 MLS# 61457
US HWY 129 N: COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH 0.35 ACRES AND 1988 SQ. FT. $349,999 MLS# 64110
REMINDER UPCOMING PERSONAL ,KOrnKi Y
AUCTION: FEB. 23, 2008 IN BRANFORD.
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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TALL TIMBERS- Two five acre tracts to
choose from. Owner will finance.
MLS#64212 and 64475.

24 UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX- located
just outside the City Limits of Live Oak.
$995,000. MLS#58144

BUSINESS FOR SALE- Currently operating
as a sandwich shop. Equipment is included in
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20 ACRES- located between Live Oak and
Lake City. No restrictions, there are 3 tracts to
choose from. $8,500 per acre. MLS#63445

THREE 10 ACRE TRACTS- these tracts are
located 1 mile South of the City Limits off
Highway 129 S. Scattered 100 year old oaks,
pasture land. Beautiful homesite. $98,500.
MLS#62617

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR LEASE-
brand new office with 1,400 sq.ft. Great
location. $1,500 per month.


more information on these
divisions, call Ronnie Poole
at 386-362-4539 or
208-3175. Visit our website


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RENOUVtED.,A Ouper lieanh iomuc wii h newW
carpet! Great floor plan. Great buy for the
money. Ony $58,900. Possible owner finance
Call Linda Roddenberry 386-590-0275


acres half wooded with grandfather oaks and
half pasture.. Large open kitchen, crown
molding and great screen porch. Outside
barn-workshop. MLS 63443 Call Myrtle Wall
386-752-2655 or Janet Creel 386-755-0466


10 ACRES with well kept Doublewide.
Upgraded floors, guest house with loft,
detached garage with restroom. Plenty of
storage both inside and out. Park like setting.
MLS 63080 call Sharon Selder 386-365-1203


LAND AND MORE!
SUWANNEE RANCHETTES 5 Acres with 38.18 ACRES Start early for next hunting
well and septic. $69,500 MLS 64641 Call Julia season! Bountiful with wildlife. $228,000
DeJesus 386-344-1590 MLS 64756 Call Paula Lawrence 386-623-
1973


25 ACRES Mostly cleared, but some large
paks. Fenced on two sides, Very private.
$199,000 MLS 64740 Call Kay Priest 386-
365-8888 or Janet Creel 386-755-0466


10 ACRES with well .and ,eprdi Reduced tu
$78,900 This is not a mi pr-ni Call V"ic
Lantroop 386-623-6401
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a' *i Corner of Hwy. 27 & Rwy. 51,
Heather M. Neill Mayo, Florida DorothyNeiff
Broker PHONE: (386) 294-2131 Associate
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NESILED in 5 acres ,it v.hrspering pines is Mthe nouse o0 sOur dreams- .2uuo
I.Y"isq ft home- 312 office. hardwood floors. skinless steel appliances,
whirlpool rub. fireplace. quarz coLunier top and much more Please call for more
trfiormanon Astuig l4o5.i00i 1. k for Rhonda Miller. 362-41169 MLSH6480)S


40 ACRES cl.i,e to the Suskannee Riser boal ramp This parcel would make oan
e\celleni homesnie or a potential development $250,000. Call Sherrel McCall.

LOI ESTATES...Good location, not far from Live Oak Quiet & peaceful and
read, for ou io build your ne home on Starting at $i5,000. OCner financing
available. Call Ric Donoean. 590-1 298. NLS.9563
PEACE & QUITET on this -O0 acres. Located in Madison Co. This parcel is within
5 miles of 1-10 Property is wooded and game abounds. If you want pnvacy this
parcel is for you. Priced below $4.901J per acre Call Ir'rn Dees, 2(8.4-276
MLS 63808
4 ACRE LOT zoned Commercial Shopping Center located in citN Call Ronnie
Poole for more information 208-3175 MILS#62142
PRIDEFULLY CLEAN...3/2 DWMIB. Handicap modifications throughout,
beautiful fenced yard w variety of fruit trees \'ery nice forkshopistorage. w/open
shelter for parking, large back deck w'above ground pool, %alk-in closets in e'ery'
bdrm. MOTIVATED SELLER! $139.900. Call Glenda McCall. 208-5244
NMLS#64487
BEALUTIFUL RIVER FRONT property ready for a new home or just for
camping Already serup with two lume rock RV site with water & electric and
sewer at one sue Read) to use this weekend $i-19,000 Call Ric Donovan. 590-
1298N MLS064350
THIS CORNER LOT HAS IT ALL! 2+ acres with a move-in ready 3/2
manufactured home. Home has open floor plan and has been well maintained.
looks new. 4 stall parking, metal outbuildings, and paved road frontage. $129.900.
Call Ne.lda Bn.hMar At-fR.6fl7 M8 7 fiLS6 "77,


BUiLT [N 2007- top noich ramenme. such a. cerarriic rile. custom cabtinet'.
throughout., hirlpool tub, in maskr badi and secunr, ,s>iem i94.5'iii
Call Lon Alban,. 20S-42"(. MlLSS'7?3I oi n'lrnriijA'alk net


ONE OF THE FINEST lIt> a, Sa..,innih Plantaioni Comer lot with paved
road on both side' II you wanl to build in one of Suvwannee Count, 's linesi
subdilision, flthen this is the lor for yvo 55.i111.1i Call Irvin Decs. 20.V -1276
MtLS#6386-1
BEAUTIFULLI REMODELED 3'2 '. lmny room. dining iom. and
faiiul room All nea appliancess,. new ..o.d lamiunie floors and new carpel
All nev. iirndows arnd creenis on I acre fenced 1450 sqft would quahlis for
SHIP program. $134.500 Call Curl Rogers. 6S8-70R7 NMLS64317
THIS 30 ACRE TRACT i, zoned niulli-fimily CilI wa1er available. p.%ed
road frontage. Great inve'tmcr' 1l,125.000 Call Rontme Poole 362-4539
MNLS#47388
NEAR ITCHTUCKNEE...4 2 20illI Homes of Merit, large kitchen,
denoffice., spit bedrooms. being ild full. funii'held, on tour acres in Forest
Land Subdkis ion $119,iifi. Call Glenid' McCall, 208-5244 ML-S#52840
ENJOY LIVING IN THIS exceptional home priced right at only 1165,000.
Great home in Dowling Pwak Not too far Irom the Suwannce River and the
Advent Christian Village, This brrck home features 3 bdrm. 2 bia with large
family room, open patio. and carport Call Nelda Hatcher, 688-.067
MLS#60167
VERY SPACIOUS 3BR/2 1/2BA home 2 siory v,rth tno bdrm & bath
upstairs Masticr hdrm & bathli wv.h v alkii, lohIet doanslairs Opet kitchen
oserlook.s the dining rooni and '.ing room w beautiful FP Wraparound
porch 2 car garage with large bonus room above On 5 acres fenced and
cross fenced Additional 5 acres available %296,100. Ric Donovan. 590-
1298 MLStt62604


comer from the historic Suwannee River and
a lovely park and paved public boat ramp. Lot
THIS IS A NICE LOT inside .ciiy imils is lightly wooded and ready for your custom-
Conven-irily I.:.caled "ear grocery store built or mobile home. Neighborhood clean
park, post office and more! $22,500 and quiet. Just outside town two miles.
MLS#62647. Additional lot available next Additional adjacent lot available. $19,500
door, see MLS# 64668. MLS# 62642
'1 '^ "s isi PRICED TO SELL
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Pets for Sale
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S. 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
For more information on these properties and others in our inventory, call
BAYNARD WARD, CHUCK DAVIS or KATRINA BLALOCK at 1-800-805-7566.
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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1). Off CR 249: Two corner lot
with a 3/2 CH/AC DW mobile
home, kitchen furnished, 12x24
screen porch, 1,660 sq. ft.,
carport. 198, 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,
CHIAC 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'x12' storage. Good area.
Reduced to $175,000.
(10) Suwannee River: Nice river
lot on 81st Loop below
Branford in Suwannee County
with elevation survey. Good
county road. Priced to sell @
$72,000.
(11) Suwannee River: 1.6 acre
wooded tract with 100 It. 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) 40 acres with 835 ft. on
paved road in 13 year old
planted pines. Priced to sell at
195,000.
(17) Off C.R. 255: 40 acres in 16
year slash pine on good road.
Priced to sell at $4,500 per acre.
(18) Dowling Park Area: 16.8
acres on paved road, wooded
with some grass. Priced to sell
at $135,000.
(19) 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.
(20) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2
home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished,
carport. $83,250.
(21) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded
large trees, good county road.
Priced to sell @ $5,995 per
acre.
(22) 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.
415044-F


Pets for Free
FOSTER/ PERMANENT HOMES
NEEDED FOR FREE, Cute Black
& White Bull Dog/Lab Mix
PUPPIES. 386-362-1847 or 386-
658-1187
MANX KITTENS 2 neutered
males, all shots, dewormed,
defleaed, litter trained, 4 months
old. Black/White, Grey/White. Free
to good home. 386-935-4959.

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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.

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287-5337
FirstDay
SMALL PIANO-BESTSY LYNN
made by Grand Piano Corn.
Needs one leg repaired. $200.00.
Call 386-938-4209

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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
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
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

FirstDay
HOUSE 3Bd/1 Ba, Extra Room, in
Jasper, Good neighborhood. $550
mo, 1st, last & security. Call
386-397-2316.

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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
Mobile Homes for Rent
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. Gall-Dan,386-590-1976..
Roomnmates Wanted
FirstDay
SHARE HOUSE IN WELLBORN.
must have transportation and
income. $400 per month plus
utilities. Available 3-1. References
needed. 386-365-3151
Commercial for Rent
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
LEASE approx. 800 sq ft, On Ohio
Ave. For more information call 386-
362-4122 after 6:00

FirstDay
COMMERCIAL LOTS 4 Adjoining
lots -in Live Oak. 1 Building
$80,000, will sell. separately 'or
Lease. 386-842-5027
Office Space for Rent
FOR RENT OFFICE BUILDING
with 1,440 sq. ft. Has been used
as medical office. $1,250 per
month.. Call Ronnie at Poole
Realty. 386-362-4539
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Great location near school, next to
The Dance Shbp 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




Mobile Homes

and

Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.


Ask for
Larry Old.


386-362-2720




-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
420327oF


Homes for Sale
FirstDay
HANDYMAN 3Bd/1Ba BLOCK
HOME built in 1993, 5 Stall Horse
Barn w/Bath, Fenced on 5
Gorgeous Acres, Paved Rd.
Owner Financing NO Down
Payment. Only $1000 mo. Total
$149,900. 352-215-1018

FirstDay
OWNER FINANCING New Home
& Lot,-Well & Septic, Starting at
$139,000, Call 386-965-4564
REDUCED HOME ON 5
WOODED LOTS. 2bd/lba + 1
half bath on 1.3 acres +/-, 8561
288th St., Branford,. $78,500
Tonya, Results Realty 386-590-
0352
Mobile Homes for Sale
FirstDay
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE ON ONE
ACRE, 2Bd/2Ba, Extra Insulation,
Metal Roof, Vinyl Siding.$65K Call
for info
231-580-9270, or 231-629-1355.

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

FirstDay
WHY RENT? I can sell you a new
quad plex modular home, rent one
side out and LIVE FREE!
CASH TALKS I love cash deals,
and will give you the very best
price on New or Used MOBILE
HOMES. I really want your
business 386-719-0044
REDUCED FOR LIMITED TIME
2007 3Bd/2Ba doublewide $500..
down $396 58 1 per rImonth.
.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
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BUYBACK GUARANTEE CALL
STEVE @ 386-365-8549
FIRST TIME BUYERS PROGRAM
$2,500 DOWN AND '$650' PER
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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 100'%
DOWN $595 MONTH OWNER
WILL CONSIDER FINANCING
386-288-4560


NICE-LIKE NEW
Very Clean 32x64 Zone 2
3j2 FP $34,900
Extra Clean. 28x60 3/2 $29,900
Like New 14x60 2,12 $14.900
Very Beautiui, 28x72, 3/2, FP.
Built in porcn. $34.900 ',
All have central heat/air L'
Toll Free 888-231-4919


FOR RENT-,
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE
INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
420326-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
420281-F


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 FASTI New Modular
3Bd/2Ba. Home on land 20%
down and ONLY $836.51 mo.
386-288-4560
FOR SALE 2bd/ 2ba home on 1
full acre, paved frontage, fenced-in
yard, covered parking, little to no
money down. Call Lynn @ 386-
365-5129
SALE sale SALE New
doublewide 4Bd/2Ba $2,500 down
and ONLY $493.77 per 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. -

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

Acreage


ACREAGE IN DOWLING PARK 5
acres, Well, Septic, & Power
Beautifully wooded, paved road
frontage, additi acreage avail.
Owner financing, NO DOWN
PAYMENT Only $719 mo. $69,900
total. 352-215-1018
DOWLING PARK 1 ACRE
beautiful country setting on paved
road frontage. Owner Financing,
NO down payment, Only $205 mo
total $19,900. 352-215-1018
LAFAYETTE COUNTY I
10 Ac, North of Mayo, $80,000
i OWNER FINANCING
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(Lic#CBC010111)
Help Wanted
FirstDay
CANOE OUTPOST
Seeks part-time drivers for Spring
Season. Must have valid DL. Must
be able to lift and carry 75-lb.
canoes. Must be able to work
Saturday & Holiday Weekends.
$8 Hr. to start. 386-364-4991
FirstDay
CASE MANAGER-Part-Time
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
Responsible for client case
records, client assessments, case
plans, and case management for
ow-income individuals. High
School graduate/or related
experience. Submit resume to
Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. P.O. Box 70, Live
Oak, FL 32064. 386-362-4115
Voice/TDD Affirmative Action
Employer. Deadline: February
25th, 2008
FirstDay
CEO needs 5-10 personal
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


FirstDay
CNA FT 6:30PM 6:30AM; Also
PT CNA positions 8 and 12 Hour
shifts. PT/PRN LPN with probable
FT position in next few months.
Susan Allen at Suwannee Valley
Nursing Center 386-792-1868 427
N.W. 15th Ave. Jasper, FL 32052.
EOE/DFWP
CNA NEEDED
Full TIme 7-3pm and 3 -11 pm
Call Angela Akins at 386-362-7860
or apply at Suwannee Health Care
Center, 1620 E. Helvenston Street,
Live Oak, Fl 32064. EOE/DN/M/F
FirstDay
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(FOOD STORE)
CUSTOMER SALES
ASSOCIATES
Convenience Store is seeking
highly motivated, enthusiastic
individuals for long term
employment for Jasper &
Jennings areas. Full Time
positions available. Experience a
PLUS. Offering competitive
salary, Bonus, weekly pay,
Holidays, paid Vacation & 401K
plan. e-mail resume to District
Supervisor, Bertie at
bculpepper@fasttrackstores.com
or call her at 352-494-7550
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
FARM/FIELD WORK Responsible,
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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^ aO3n LAKE WOOD
R APARTMENTS IN
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HC Accessible Aparents Quiecoutry living
705N "DIne, vOa 2 bedroom duplex.

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sawmill. Log skidders also available.
www.norwoodsawmills.com/300N .FREE
Information: (800)578-1363-Ext: 300-N.
Financial .
AVOID/STOP FORECLOSURE! Federal
Programs Bring Mortgage Current. Se-ice
.Guaranteed. Call 24/7: (800)274-7143, ext
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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-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR .positions. Food grade,
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need" 2 years
experience.

Sales Agents needed for expansion in Fort
Lauderdale and surroundings. Well
established product/ company.
50k+benefits. Will train. 1954)315-1740 or
tieve(f'laminulyreadersclab.com More detUils
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Sales Office Managers- Expansion in Fort
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experience required. Well established
product. Salary+comm+medical benefits.
$75- $100K. Will train. (954)315-1740 or
steve@familyreadersclub.com. More details
www.familyreadersclub.com/careers code
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EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY. Helping the
government. PT No Experience. Excellent
Opportunity. Call Today!! (800)488-2921.
Ask for Department G5.
Homes For Rent
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.
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.
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*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
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Financial Aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.onlineTidewaterTech.com. f


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. HSD 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.
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Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00am
until 4:00pm, Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Park, FL, fax
resume to 386-658-5160 or visit
www.ACVillage.net
MAINTENANCE MAN WANTED
with. knowledge of plumbing,
electric and carpentry. Tools
required. Transportation a must.
Drug free workplace. Call (386).
330-2567

FirstDay
PATIENT ADVOCATE
Full Time Position (M-F) for busy
Community Health Center.
Excellent Benefits. Please apply
at Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
or mail resume to P.O. Box 640,
Trenton, FL 32693. No Phone
Calls, Pleasel EOE


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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
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PAID TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL (800)910-9941
TODAY!.REF #FL08.
Pools/Miscellaneous

Demo Homesnes Wanted Now! In selected
areas! For the New Kayak Pool The above.
ground pool with inground features. Save S
with this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLATION/EZ
Financing. Call (866)348-7560.
www.KayakPoolsFlorida com.
Real Estate

ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BARGAINS Up
to' 30% below appraisal.
www.seetiverhighlandsnc.com
Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on
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miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside Realty
TODAY! (8880291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS-
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breathtaking views near The Smoky Mtns,
large trees and great building site. Only
$39,500. (800)632-2212
http://valleytownrealty.com
\ alleytownrealty@verizon.net.
Tennessee Land Sale! 3 Acres & Log Cabin
only $59,900! Saturday March 8th! New
2128 sf log cabin package on 3 acres of
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Nicklaus designed golf course. Near TN
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with crystal clear mountain stream just
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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
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
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


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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


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ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 386-658-5627 or visit
www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Are you an LPN?
*Want to be your best?
*Want to make a difference in
someone's life?
*Want the recognition you
deserve?
WE may be the place for YOU!
FT/PT/various shifts, long-term
care setting. Unrestricted Florida
LPN license required.
FT positions include health, dental,
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insurance; 403b retirement
account; paid time off, access to
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Fri., 9:00am until 4:00pm. or fax
resume/ credentials to 386-658-
5160. EOE/Drug-Free
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checks required.

Job List
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk training
program. Backhoes, Bulldozers,
Trackhoes. Local job placement
Asst. Start digging dirt Now.
866-362-6497 or 888-707-6886


Autos for Sale
CHEVY LUMINA 1998 Good
condition, Loaded w/A/C, PS, PB,
V-6 engine, $2200 or OBO 386-
658-1711

FirstDay
CHEVY MALIBU 2003 120k
miles, V-6, PW Wind, Brakes, Door
Locks, Strg, CD Player, A/C. Very
Nice Car. Pay off $6355 or take
over payment.386-364-1349
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#jmlfd3317p0204406. Asking
$5000.Email
david @ agusti @ msn.com.

FirstDay
MERCURY MARQUIS 2000, 66K
miles, Super Clean Motor, Interior
Tan Excellent Condition. $8900.
Please Call 386-658-1280 or
386-688-3671
Trucks for Sale
FirstDay
CHEVY SILVERADO 1997 3/4
Ton, Extended Cab, Long Bed,
T/W Drive, Pw Window, Locks, &
Seats, Cruise, A/C. $5,995 OBO.
386-365-9033.


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