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 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla
Creation Date: December 3, 2008
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
 Notes
Review: The Suwannee Democrat LCCN: sn95026787 is one of the oldest continuously published weeklies in the State of Florida. It began publishing in 1884 in the city of Live Oak (FL). Noting the shifting demographics of Florida in the 20th century, in 1906, one observes that Live Oak was the fifth largest city in Florida, preceded only by Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West. The Suwannee Democrat enjoyed a corresponding reputation as a journalistic leader in early 20th century Florida. For approximately two years, from 1906 through 1907, the weekly Suwannee Democrat was supplemented by the Live Oak (FL) Daily Democrat LCCN: sn95026788. The Suwannee Democrat has won numerous awards from the Florida Press Association, both as in the weekly category and for the quality of its agricultural reporting. In its early days, the Suwannee Democrat reported a Democrat Party affiliation. The newspaper's first editor hid under an assumed name when he was suspected of murder. A deathbed confession by the actual perpetrator allowed him to resume his true identity: F.R. McCormack. Very little else, however, is known of F.R. McCormack. Fires have taken their toll on the Suwannee Democrat. In 1906, a disgruntled printer left by railroad on the night that its offices burned to the ground. Arson again in October 1995, destroyed a historic block of Live Oak's downtown and the newspaper's office was one of the casualties. Lost in the fire were last-known issues of the Suwannee Democrat dating from 1897 through 1900. The issues had just been scheduled for preservation microfilming under the auspices of the U.S. Newspaper Program, when they were destroyed. The event was bitterly regretted and served to show the precariousness of local newspaper archives. Live Oak is the seat of Suwannee County (FL) government. Suwannee County is surrounded on three sides by the Suwannee River. And, its karst topography gives the area an abundance of natural springs and fresh water. Industries of the region, particularly during the early days of the Suwannee Democrat, were lumber, turpentine and cotton. Live Oak was known for its grist and lumber mills. The character of these industries and the regional economy survived through the 1920s, when economic down-turn resulted in change. Change was already being seen as early as 1910, when the poultry underwent industrialization in the county. Poultry took such a strong foothold in Suwannee County that even front yards were cultivated for the production of feed grains. Agriculture and other land-based industries, particularly forestry and related industries, were also seeing change with the establishment of nurseries supplying hybrid bulbs and plants to markets. The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression brought change and growth to a halt. With recovery, the region became semi-rural. Florida's demographic shifts, both that following World War II and the completion of the Interstate Highway System initiated by Governor Bryant in the 1960s, have marked a trend of increasing urbanization in Suwannee County.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form: Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
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).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 33273856
lccn - sn 95026787
issn - 2151-5387
Classification: lcc - Newspaper
System ID: UF00028422:00496
 Related Items
Related Items: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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Pilgrim's declares bankruptcy


'Not going out of business,'
says a company spokesman


bankruptcy protection in
federal court Monday.
The move had been
long expected on Wall
Street. The high cost of
feed, combined with an


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Pilgrim's Pride, the na-
tion's largest poultry pro-
ducer, filed for Chapter 11


We're breaking local
news every day on
suwanneedemocrat.com


Armed

robber

strikes

downtown

store
By Jeff Waters
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A lone gunman wear-
mrn a black ski mask
',Aidicd iiuo La ReNna
conference store on
\Vest HoLward Street Sat-
uida\ night and left \ ith
an undisclosed amount
of cash. according to
Dei. Sgt. Ron Sha%\ of
the LU'e Oak Police De-
partment
According to Sha\. a
male clerk \\as counting
cash at the end of his
shift around 9-20 p.m.
'\ hen the robber stuck a
gun to his face, told him
to put his hands in the
air and demanded the
money
SEE ARMED, PAGE 10A


Grand theft auto
charged in arrest
.* By Jeff Waters
A Live Oak man has been arrested on
charges of grand theft auto, according to
sheriffs reports.
S. , Willie James Lee El[, 38, of 830 SW
e SEE GRAND, PAGE 10A


oversupply of poultry on
the world market, cut
sharply into company
profits in recent months.
Ray Atkinson, director
of corporate communica-
tions for Pilgrim's, said
the company has no plans
for additional layoffs or
plant closings, however.

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"We are not going out
of business, and we ex-

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breaking news


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Vehicle break-ins
under investigation
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Iive Oak police contin- Three vehicles in the
to investigate a rash of Sherwood Forest subdivi-
iicle burglaries in re- sion were targeted on Nov.
it weeks. Five vehicles * 1'8, say police. Entry was


were broken into between
Nov. 18 and Nov. 20, say


SEE VEHICLE, PAGE 10A


Football


coach,


athletic


director


fired
'A new beginning' needed
at SHS, says Scarborough
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Suwannee High head football coach Tommy
Chambers
and Athletic you saw Ifiwt
Director i t i
Randy making news
Ethfiidge have .. .. in ews
been relieved
of their duties, Chambers immediately, Ethridge
at the end of the school year, Superintendent of
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 10A


2 sentenced

in murder of

homeless man
James Flowers,
41, was killed
in January


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By Vanessa Fultz
Two men have been sen-
encer tenced in the murder of a
homeless man here in January.
,. Edward Raymond Spencer, 41,
and Steven Michael Wells, 36,
pleaded guilty to second-de-
gree murder in the death of 41-
.. year-old James Flowers, court


Wells


SEE 2 SENTENCED, PAGE 10A


Man, 36, charged with
molesting .15-year-old
Girl tells authorities the two
had been dating since May
-. By Jeff Waters
A Live Oak man was ar-
rested Sunday for allegedly
... molesting a 15-year-old au-
"| thorities say he had been dat-
Sing.
James Robert Sapp, 36, of
Sapp 504 N.W. Houston Avenue,
SEE LIVE OAK MAN, PAGE 10A


FCAT: Summer retakes, Parent Network eliminated


Cost-cutting measure by state DOE


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
In a cost-cutting move,
the Florida Department


of Education is making
some changes to the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, or
FCAT. One such change


is the elimination of the
summer retake program.
The state will save more
than $1 million in elimi-
nating summer retakes.
"The cost savings for
removing the summer re-


take is $1.2 million
based on contractor cred-
it quotes," said Deborah
Higgins, information
specialist for FLDOE.
"We are hopeful that the
summer administration


can be restored as soon
as funds become avail-
able."
In order to graduate,
students are required to
pass the reading and
math portions of the 10th


grade FCAT. Students
who fail can retest in the
fall and spring of their
junior and senior years.
They were formerly al-
SEE FCAT, PAGE 10A


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Cable TV's The History Channel will feature an interview
tonight with Earl Fulford, the Mayo resident whose experi-
ences in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 were the subject of
recent articles in the Mayo Free Press and the Suwannee De-
mocrat.


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with a Christmas tree in the background. City workers have been out and about preparing
the town for Saturday's Christmas on the Square. - Photo: Vanessa Fultz


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


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* Reporter,
Vanessa Fultz, ext. 134
* Reporter,
Jeff Waters, ext. 133



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M Classified/Legal,
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M Circulation
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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884

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

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Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
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the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.


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Tickets on sale!
Starting Dec. 1
Giles Holiday House Extravaganza is hold-
ing a fund-raising event to benefit Suwannee
Valley 4Cs. Event dates are: Dec. 12 - 14 from
5:30-8:30 p.m. Door prize drawings will be
held on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8:30. Tickets are
$10 per person and went on sale Dec. 1. Ticket
locations: First Federal Bank locations in Lake
City and Live Oak and at John Bums State
Farm Office on Main Blvd. in Lake City.


Office hours
Dec. 3
Diana M. Robinson, legislative assistant to


EFLY

Rep. Debbie Boyd, will hold office hours at
Live Oak city hall at 2 p.m.

Register now!
Dec. 5-7
The Florida Department of Environmental'
Protection's Stephen Foster Folk Culture Cen-
ter State Park in White Springs is now accept-'
ing registration for the Suwannee Old Time
Music Weekend Friday-Sunday, Dec. 5-7. This
three-day event offers participants in-depth in-
struction in old time music techniques on the
banjo, guitar, fiddle and voice for beginning,
intermediate and advanced students. Ticket in-
formation and registration forms are available
online. After Friday, Nov. 7, there is a $15 late


registration fee. Info: Kelly Green, 386-397-
4478, toll-free 877-635-3655 or www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/stephenfoster/Events.cfm.

Christmas on the square
Dec. 6
The 24th Annual Christmas on the square
will be held Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in
downtown Live Oak. The theme is A Winter
Wonderland. Craft vendors will have hand-
crafted gifts and there will be lots of food and
entertainment. A car and truck show will be
held at 8 a.m. and a lighted Christmas parade
will begin at 6 p.m. Children may also visit
Santa Land at Millennium Park. For more in-
formation email staff@suwanneechamber.com.


SEE BRIEFLY, PAGE 3A


Suwannee County Fire/Rescue calls for service Nov. 23 - Nov. 29


Total calls for service: 95

Medical calls: 65

Weakness: 3
CVA: 1


Cardiac: 6
Trauma: 6
Motor Vehicle Crash: 17
Miscellaneous Medical
Call: 11
Diabetic: 2


Altered Mental Status: 6
Overdose: 3
Seizure: 1
Respiratory: 6
Nausea/vomiting: 1
OB: 1


Standby@Structure Fire: 1

Fire Calls: 30
Vehicle Fire: 1
Med Assist: 3
Motor Vehicle Crash: 13
Brush Fire: 4


Structure Fire: 2
Fire investigation: 2
False Alarms: 3
Trash fire: 2

Volunteer fire responses:
34


Arrest Record


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Editor's note: The
Suwannee - Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your
name appears here and
you are later found not
guilty or the charges are
dropped, we will be hap-
py to make note of this in
the newspaper when ju-
dicial proof is presented
to us by you or the au-
thorities.
The following abbrevi-
ations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Po-
lice Department
FDLE-Florida Depart-
Sment of'Law Enforce-
ment
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and'.
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections
Nov. 26, Bonnie Sue
Flores, 30, 5406 CR 795,
Live Oak, Florida, LOPD
R. Shaw, grand theft, deal
in stolen property
Nov. 26, Israel Gomez,
79, 9444 197th Road, Live
Oak, Florida, LOPD- K.
Kirby, expired DL (+4
months)
Nov. 26, Aaron morales,
21, 17435 155th Pass, Live
Oak, Florida, SCSO- C.
Mcintyre, No DL
Nov. 27, Cody Lee
Akers, 19, 13202 193rd
Road, Live Oak, Florida,
SCSO- C. Tompkins, Poss
-20 cannabis-
Nov. 27, Amanda Marie
Williamson, 30, 1680
Turlington Road, Mayo,
Florida, SCSO H. Tucker,


Wildcats

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but play well

Page 1B


VOP O/C DUI
Nov. 28, Fernando
Hernandez, 30, 4587 SE
91st Court, Lake Butler,
Florida, SCSO C.
Mcintyre, FTA 0/C
DWLSR, 1st App PD Appt
Wrs
Nov. 28. Alberto Simon
Linares, 23, Mexico,
OALEO J. Dewey, No DL
Nov. 28, Crsanio Lozada
27, Mexico, OALE J.
Dewey, No DL
Nov. 29. Thomas Patrick
Cairnes, Jr., 21, 808 Evelyn
Ct, Tallahassee, Florida,
OALE S. Wood, Leon Co
Wrt VOP O/C, Poss Liquor
U/21; Poss -20, Poss drug
para u 'A
Nov. 29. Joseph Shakaba
Kirby. 31. 508 George Ave,
Live Oak, Florida, LOPD-
Fipps, Retail theft, Clay Co
Wrt, FIA O/C Domestic
Battery
Nov. 29. Willie James
Lee, Ill, 37, 830 Church
St., Live Oak, Florida,
grand; theft (Auto), 1st App
Appt Wrs
Dec. 1, Gregory Ashley,
40, 4416 Martin Way,
Orlando, Florida, SCSO D.
Lee, VOP/ DWLS
(habitual) 1st Appear/
WRS/PD Appt
Dec. 1, John Robert
Hodge, 42, 17276 181st
Loop. Live Oak, Florida,
SCSO D. Falgout, sent 180
days CJ
Dec. 1, McArthur
Howard, Jr., 23, 617 Duval
Street, Live Oak, Florida, P
& P - J. D. Holton, VOP
(Agg Battery)
*Dec. 1, Deborah
Mueller, 40, 3823 Tamiami
Trail, Naples, Florida,
SCSO C. Smith,
VOP/POSS -20 grms
cannabis, 1st
Appear/WRS/PD Appt
Dec. 1, Fredrick
Quijano, 19, 8918 Carman
Lane, Port Richey, Florida,
SCSO C. Smith,
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3,2008


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Dec. 26 is deadline to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans


The U.S. Small Business Administra-
tion is reminding businesses in Florida
that Economic Injury Disaster Loans
are still available to small businesses
economically impacted by the tornado
that occurred on March 7.
"Businesses that suffered losses as a
result of the disaster and want to apply
for low-interest loans from the SBA are
urged to do so before the Dec. 26,
deadline," said Frank Skaggs, Director
of SBA Field Operations Center East.
Small businesses in the following
counties are eligible to apply: Alachua,


Baker, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Suwannee and Union in the State of
Florida; and the adjacent counties of
Clinch and Echols in the State of Geor-
gia.
Loans are available up to $1.5 mil-
lion for small businesses that suffered
substantial economic injury from the
disaster. These working capital loans
may be used to pay fixed debts, pay-
roll, accounts payable, and other bills
that could have been paid had the dis-
aster not occurred. These loans are not
intended to replace lost sales or profits.


The interest rate on these loans is 4
percent, with a maximum term of 30
years. The SBA determines the amount
of economic injury and the terms of
each loan based on the financial cir-
cumstances of each borrower.
To obtain a loan application, interest-
ed business owners should contact the
SBA's Customer Service Center by
calling 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-
8339 for the hearing-impaired) Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. EST or by mailing our cus-


tomer service center at disastercustom-
erservice@sba.gov. Business disaster
loan applications can also be down-
loaded from www.sba.gov/services/dis-
asterassistance. Completed application
should be mailed to U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration, Processing and
Disbursement Center 14925 Kingsport
Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Victims may now apply for disaster
loans from SBA's secure website at
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
The deadline for economic injury ap-
plications is Dec. 26.


Continued From Page 2A

Suwannee County
Historical Museum
to hold Trash N'
Treasure Flea Market
Dec. 6
The Suwannee County Historical Muse-
um will hold a Trash N' Treasure Flea
Market on Saturday,' Dec. 6, at the Muse-
um. The flea market will take place dur-
ing the annual Christmas on the Square
festivities conducted by the Suwannee
County Chamber of Commerce in Live
Oak. As in years past, this event will
draw thousands of visitors to the Live
Oak community, many of which will park
at the museum facilities because of its
close proximity to the festivities. Christ-
mas on the Square festivities begin at 8
a.m. and continue into the evening hours.
Flea market booths will be located in
front of the museum facilities adjacent to
Hwy 129. Spaces are based on a first-
come, first-served basis.
For vendor information contact muse-
um program director, Randy Torrance at
386-362-1776.
The museum is located in Live Oak at
208. N Ohio Ave. (Just north of the inter-
section of Hwy 90 and 129).

McAlpin Community
Club invites 4-H Club,
HCE Club -o n
-and McAlpin
volunteer firemen.


to Christmas dinner
Dec. 8
This will be a potluck dinner, everyone
is asked to bring a covered dish and
Christmas goodies to share. The time is 7
p.m. We will'be entertained by the
Suwannee Strummers Dulcimer group.
Membership is open to the public for
$5.00 per year. The Club is located at
9981 170th Terrace, McAlpin. For info,
call 963-5357 or 963-3516.

SRWMD governing
board meeting
Dec. 9
On Tuesday, Dec. 9 the Suwannee Riv-
er Water Management District's Govern-
ing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at District
Headquarters, HWY 49 and 90 East, Live
Oak. The meeting is to consider District
business and conduct public hearings on
regulatory and land acquisition matters. A
workshop will follow the Governing
Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops and hearings
are open to the public.

Christmas cantata
at Advent Christian
Village Church
Dec. 13-14
Three Performances Presented by The
Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Hand
Bell Choir and Drama Team. Dates are
Dec. 13, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 14,
SundaN. 10 00 a.m.; and Dec. 14, Sunday,
3:00 p.m. For best seats, be in sanctuary

SEE BRIEFLY, PAGE 9A


Suwannee
Valley


Come celebrate with us at

Christmas on the Squre

SStop-by the Suwannee Democrat
booth for a copy of our

1st Birthday edition plus

birthday cake and goodies.
*while supplies last


.ii A Picioral History of Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette Counties
"' �*? ! If you missed it the
first time, now's your Limied Supply
chance to get it. Limited Supp


A Home Away


From Home

In our Inpatient Care Centers, your loved
ones are welcome 24 hours a day, 7 days a
\\eek. Kathy Hancock knows this very well.


Altrusa Christmas tour of homes


Altrusa International, Inc. of Live
Oak is proud to announce it's 6th An-
nual Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec.
13. Five of Live Oak's most beautiful
homes will be decked out in their holi-
day finery and available for touring
from noon until 5 p.m. The tour begins
at the Live Oak Garden Club, where
maps will be provided and refreshments
will be served.
Tickets to the tour are $10 each, and
may be purchased at Windstream Com-
mujnications, Live Oak City Hall, McC-
rimon's Office Systems, the Supervisor
of Elections office, or from any Altrusa
member.
This tour is the major fundraiser
event for Altrusa. All proceeds will go
directly to the community projects sup-


ported by the local club. Donations of
time and money go to agencies such as
Vivid Visions, Take Stock in Children,
Haven Hospice, Pregnancy Crisis Cen-
ter, local school reading programs,
along with scholarships and in-kind do-
nations to other organizations.
For more information about the tour,
please contact Esther Bass, tour chair,
at 364-2502.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Live
Oak is an organization of professional
women in diversified careers. Major
emphases are in the areas of literacy
and women's issues. For further infor-
mation about Altrusa, please contact
Barbie Scott, president, at 386-362-
2171, or Dana Esco, membership chair,
at 386-209-1871.


SHINE, a volunteer program with the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs, is
here to help you understand the new .
Medicare Part D plans for 2009. Come
for a short presentation on the changes
to Part D for 2009 and have your ques-
tions answered.
You can fill out a worksheet for our
SHINE volunteers to assist you in find-
ing a Part D Drug plan that will work
best with your drugs at the least cost
available. Bring your Medicare card and
your drug bottles or a list from your


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pharmacy or your plan summary you re-
ceive monthly.
This individual counseling is done on
a free, unbiased, and confidential basis.
If you are unable to come to a site, call
1-800-262-2243 for a SHINE volunteer
to assist you over the phone.
Come see us on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from
6-7 p.m. at the Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council on Nobles Ferry Road
and Thursday, Dec. 11 from 1:30-3 p.m.
at the Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary.


A Dramatic Musical

Presented by
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
CHURCH
December 13 and 14 - 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:15p.m.)'
Come by the church office for
FREE TICKETS or call 362-1120
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SCHOOL



SIS students recognize veterans


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Douglas Aukerman gives an informational
veterans and patriotism. - Photo: Submitted


speech about


Carter Glenn Stanley
August 27, 1925 - December 1, 1966
Mary Magdalene Kiser
Stanley
December 25, 1928 - November 4, 1990













We love you. We miss you. You are in our thoughts and hearts
everyday. Farewell for a little while.
Your children,
Carter Lee Stanley, William E. "Bill" Stanley,
Doris Stanley Bradley, Bobby J. Stanley, Jeanie Stanley Allinder
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he Suannee Interme-
diate School 4th and
5th grade chorus. un-
del the direcuon of Sus.an
Roush. recently paid tribute to
veterans . On Veteran's DaN. the
chorus presented patriotic musi-
cal selection.- honoring our he-
roes The ROTC Color Guard


from Su%\annee High School
presented the colors and gave a
demonstration of their military
skills, and Douglas Aukerman
gave an informational speech
about veteranss and patriotism.
Special musical guest Larry
Roush sang "God Bless the
UI S.A." while the chorus and the
audience joined in. It was a spe-
cial and moving tribute'to veter-
ans.


I ' Presented by

The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce
Festival on
'Saturday, December 6, 2008,
S8 am ~4pm
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StHANBERAFTEB ARTS & ERAFTS 8AM - 4PM
* EAR & TREK S5HiW BAM - 2PM
* FBBB & BRINKS AVAILABhE .AM - 4PM
* SANTAhANB IN MILbENNIUM PARK
* NIGtiT TIME E'HRISTMAS PARADE 5PM .
Downtown Live Oak (around the ceurthcuse)
DIRECTIONS: Live Oak is located near the intersection of I-10 and
1-75, two exits West on 1-10. From I-10 (Exit 283 - old Exit #40),
follow US 129 three miles South into downtown Live Oak. From 1-75
(Exit 451), follow US 129 ten miles South into downtown Live Oak.


www.suwanneechamber.com
Email:
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For further informkiion please call:
The Snwaunce County
Chamber of
Conmuerce

(386)362-3071
Fax (386) 362-4758


Larry Roush and the SIS chorus sing at the veteran celebration. - Photo: Submitted
Larry Roush and the SIS chorus sing at the veteran celebration. - Photo: Submitted


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* Plates * Bowls * Napkins * Cutlery * Table Covers and much more
Come in or call 386-362-1803
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12776 Railroad Street, Live Oak
Directly across West Hwy. 90 from Friers Mobile Home Sales
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By Deanna Horton,
Student Council Sponsor
Suwannee Middle School Student Council sponsored
their annual canned food drive Nov. 3-21. Last year,
SMS collected 1,355 cans but this year they broke the
record with a total of 1,767.
The classes that contributed the most cans from each
grade level won a class party. The winning class for


Christmas cantata at Advent

Christian Village Church

Jesus...Proclaim His Name
Three Performances Presented by The Chancel Choir,
Children's Choir, Hand Bell Choir and Drama Team.
Dates are Dec. 13, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 14, Sunday,
10:00 a.m.; and Dec. 14, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. For best
seats, be in sanctuary 30 minutes early.
Dining Opportunities - Sunday Buffet, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.; Saturday, The Village Caf6 (till 7:00 p.m.);
and
Saturday, The Lopin' Gopher Deli (5:00-7:00 p.m.).


Dr. Gus Soldatos and the staff of

Suwannee Valley

Dental, Inc.
are pleased to announce in office root canal
therapy is no\\ available b\ appointment
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an appointment today. ,,..


'sixth grade was Mrs. Byrd's class with 237 cans; for
seventh grade was Mrs. Jackson's class with 131 cans;
and for eighth grade was Ms. Eckhoff's class with 118
cans.
In partnership with, LOVE Inc. of Live Oak, the


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canned food items will be distributed to families in
Suwannee County who are in need this holiday season.
The SMS Student Council would like to express their
appreciation to the students of SMS and their families
for donating so generously.


Laura Roberts among teachers receiving

scholarships for gifted programs


Four Florida teachers recently
received the Javits-Frasier Teacher
Scholarship Fund for Diverse
Talent Development from the Na-
tional,
Association for Gifted Children.
The scholarship program identi-
fies
passionate, innovative teachers


in communities across the country
where students from culturally
and linguistically diverse back-
grounds are historically under-rep-
resented in gifted programs.
This year, there were 15 Javits-
Frasier Scholars from 11 states.
Congratulations to the following
teachers from Florida:


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* the wallboard on my living room
* walls has small nail holes in it
from years of re-arranging. What
is the best way to repair this?

A Holes. cracks and dents in wall
* surfaces are unsightly, but not
overly difficult to repair. For plasterboard
or Wallboard: Fill cracks and small holes in
plasterboard or wallboard by first digging
out any loose pieces of material. Fill the
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compound. Smooth with a wide putty knife.
Let dry. If ridges remain or the patch is
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* Vyrtice Archie-Cross, Robles
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Elementary, Miami
* Karen Whelan, Vero. Beach El-
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Jesus - Name Above All Names!







An Evening at the Advent
"Christmas Village"
Dowling Park, Florida
A Musical Celebration & Drama
of the Christmas Story featuring
The Village Church Chancel Choir,
Children's Choir, Drama, Instruments and
Te Deum'Handbell Ringers with
Guest Soloist, Lani Clark
Saturday, December 13 - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 - 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 14 - 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are necessary for the Saturday and Sunday Afternoon
Services only and are available at no charge at the New Life
Bible Bookstore and the Music, Center, or by calling 658-5344.
Tickets will be honored until 6:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., after s
which the doors will be opened to non-ticketed guests.


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BIBLE VERSE


"In the past God spoke to
our forefathers through
the prophets at many
times and in various
ways, but in these last
days he has spoken to us
by his Son, whom he
appointed heir of all
things, and through
whom he made the
universe."
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MYRA C.REGAN
Publisher







ROBERT BRIDGES
Editor

Members of the Suwannee Democrat
editorial board are Myra C. Regan,
publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor.
Our View, which appears in Wednes-
day editions of the Democrat, is
formed by that board.





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Square

It's that time again.
Christmas on the Square
- the 24th edition, no
less - is set for Saturday
in downtown Live Oak.
It's an event that's by
now a North Central
Florida institution. Folks
come from far and wide
for funnel cakes, antique
cars, arts and crafts,
singing, dancing, and
more - all topped off by
the annual lighted
Christmas parade.
The fun starts at 8 a.m.,
right beside the court-
house. Be there, as they
say, or be ... you know.
And while you're there,
stop by the Democrat
booth and say hello. ,
We're celebratifig the
first anniversary of our
regional magazine,
Suwannee Valley Scene.
Drop by early and have a
slice of cake.
Christmas on the


Square: Just one of the
things we like about
Live Oak.
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day's classified section
for more on Christmas
on the Square.


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OPINION

Light on politics, heavy on grits
By Dwain Walden I was grown before I had my first taste
The older we get, the more . of pizza. But it was love at first bite.
we tend to talk, about how Now there are some things that I didn't
things were. I think it's grav- like when I was young that I dearly love
itational. We are drawn back ' ..' now. For instance, when I was 14, two
to our roots. I speak sumo-wrestlers couldn't have forced a'
metaphorically. It has noth- raw oyster down my throat. There would
ing to do with Isaac Newton's Law of have been lard and diapers flying every-
Gravity. I'm pretty sure, though, that we where. But now, I consider oysters on the
all remember a few people who seemed hfalf-shell a delicacy. I'm not sure what
to have fallen out of that tree along with caused the change. It could have been
Newton's apple. And they landed upon mind over matter. The first time one was
their heads. offered to me as a child, someone called
At our breakfast club, there is much it a "horse booger." It could be that later I
reminiscing, became more enlightened, and I stayed
On this particular morning, I purposely away from horses.
changed the subject because I was getting One fellow mentioned the economy
beaten up on politics. I can only run this and wondered if we might be back to
gauntlet so many times without feeling eating sawmill gravy and fried sweet
the need for gauze and ointment. So I potatoes for breakfast. Well, I never left
changed the subject to food, something' that ... didn't I already mention my left
close to my heart and based on my last ventricle?
physical, something lodged in my left And someone brought up hog killings
ventricle, and the fact that we didn't throw anything
Food is neither Democrat nor Republi- away but the squeal in those days. I told
can. It can be liberal or conservative, de- them we didn't even throw away the
pending on whether you are on a diet and squeal - that we made "oinkment" out of


whether you were trained from childhood
to leave a clean plate. Both parties have
been known to belly up to the trough.
Speaking of clean plates, we all had
heard the "starving children in China"
scenario. The irony now is that our bank
accounts are clean, and we owe China
lots of money. I'm not sure what we tell
the kids now.
Everyone had a food story. Several of
us recalled our first pizza. Bill Smith said
he had heard early on of "pizza pie" and
recalled the old Dean Martin tune "when
the moon hits your eye like a big pizza
pie, that's moree" So in his first adven-
ture, he anticipated a "sweet pie." He was
quite surprised, and it had to grow on
him. Food will grow on you, literally.


It was a good morning - light on poli-
tics. and heavy on food. It was almost
Biblical. In the Bible folks were always
"breaking bread" together. Of course be-
ing the deep thinker I am and having ap-
plied Biblical connotation, I got to mea-
suring the cholesterol at that table, and I
left hoping it wasn't "The Last Supper."
Now we didn't leave singing "Bless Be
The Tie That Binds," but I think some of
us appreciate the moral of that story.
There's more that binds us than separates
us.
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of
The Moultrie (Ga.) Observer, 229-985-,
4545. Email:
dwain. walden @ gaflnews.corn)


LETTER

TO THE

EDITOR
To the Editor:
Our family was involved in a mo-
tor vehicle accident on 10/19/08 in
your area on 1-10. Traumatic as this
incident was for our family, we are
truly grateful to the help and compas-
sion from all the faces of caring peo-
ple that will forever be embedded in
our memory. Immediately there were
people on the scene to assist us --
comforting our daughter, making
phone calls for us, and getting our
son out of the vehicle. I want to
commend the fire and rescue dept.,
the police, and then the staff of the
e.r. and radiology dept. of your locil
. hospital. My husband was airlifted to
Shand's from the scene, again profes-
sional and caring. My son and I were
later transported to Gainesville and
again encountered caring ambulance
personnel. In case anyone reading
this was one of these people we want
to thank you and let you know we are
healing and blessed. If you did not
share in that day with us, rest assured
that you can have confidence in your
emergency responders and hospital.
John and Debby McCoy
Salisbury, N.C.


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


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Helen Lee Brissey-Gentry
November 30, 1950 -
November 15, 2008

J elen L. Brissey-
Gentry, age 57, of
Live Oak, Florida
passed away Saturday,
November 15, 2008, in
Suwannee Valley Care
Center in Lake City, FL
following a courageous
battle with cancer. The
Rockville, IN native moved
to Live Oak, FL in 2006
from Pembroke Pines, FL.
She was of the Protestant
faith and attended Rocky
Sink Baptist Church.
Survivors include her
husband, Robert Gentry of
Live Oak; one son, Myron
Brissey, Jr., Miami, FL; one
sister, Louise Hutchinson,;
Ashland, KY; two
grandchildren.
Services were held, 11:00
a.m. Tuesday, November
18th at the Rocky Sink
Baptist Church with Pastor
Ed Thorpe officiating. In
honoring her wishes,
memorialization was by
cremation. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made
to the Rocky Sink Baptist
Church, 8422 169th Rd.,
Live Oak, FL 32060.
Please sign the guest book
at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.
net.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak was in
charge of all arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to
www.suwanneedemocrat.com
and click on obituaries


Jimmy "JJ" Jean
March 5,1945 -
November 28,2008

/i immy "JJ" Jean,
age 63, of Live
....Oak, Florida
passed away
Friday, November 28, 2008,
at his home following a
courageous battle with
cancer. The Elcentro,


California native moved to
Live Oak forty years ago
from Texas. He was the
services manager for Wes
Haney Chevrolet for the
past ten years and enjoyed
bowling, golf, pool, race
cars, and was known as an
all around "Hot Rodder".
Survivors include his
wife of thirty four years, Liz
Jean, Live Oak, FL; three
sons, Todd Hall Jean, Texas;
Timmy Jean, Live Oak, FL;
Jimmy (Crystal) Jean, Live
Oak, FL; one step son,
Charles Bean, Live Oak,
FL; two daughters, Wendie
Jandle, Live Oak, FL;
Brandy (Jeff) Chaillou, Live
Oak, FL; eighteen
grandchildren and two great
grandchildren.
Visitation was held at the
funeral home, Tuesday,
Dec. 2nd, one hour prior to
the services, from 12:00 to
1:00 pm.
Funeral services-were
held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday,
December 2, 2008 in the
Brody Harris Memorial
Chapel with Rev. Curtis
Thomas officiating.
Internment followed in the
Live Oak Cemetery.
Please sign the guestbook
at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.
net.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak was in
charge of all arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to, -
www.su wanneedemocrat. corn
and click on obituaries


Charles Andy Lusk
September 26, 1935 -
November 26,2008

Sharles Andy Lusk,
73 of McAlpin,
Florida passed
away Wednesday,
November 26, 2008, in
Shands at Live Oak. The
Scottsboro, Alabama native
moved to Live Oak, FL
twenty three years ago from
Miami, FL. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army
having served during the
Korean War. Charles was a


retired Greyhound trainer
and since his retirement he
enjoyed spending time
selling boiled peanuts. He
was a member of the
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
in McAlpin, FL.
He was predeceased by
two brothers, Homer Lusk
and Larry Lusk.
He is survived by his
wife, Freda Lusk, McAlpin,
FL; two sons, Brian (Susan)
Johnson, McAlpin, FL;
Arthur (Misty) Johnson,
McAlpin, FL; one daughter,
Lesia (Scott) Hulme,
Jacksonville, FL; two
brothers, Mike (Sherry)
Ball, Alabama; Gary Ball,
Alabama; one sister,
Elizabeth Broyles,
Alabama; four half sisters,
Silvia Martin, Carolyn
Shelton, Debbie Lusk,
Patricia Bellamy; four half
brothers, Richard Lusk,
Paul Lusk, Dewight Lusk
and Gaylan Lusk.
Funeral services were
held, 3:00 p.m., Monday,
December 1, 2008 at the
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
with Pastor Bob Richardson
officiating. Interment
followed in the church
cemetery.
Please sign the guest
book at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.
net.
* Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak was in
charge of all arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to
www. suwanneedemocrat. corn
and click on obituaries


Carolyn Joyce Roberts
October 8, 1944 -
November 29, 2008

arolyn Joyce
Roberts, 64, of
O'Brien, FL
passed away Saturday,
November 29, 2008 in the
Lake City Medical Center,
Lake City, FL. The Dowling
Park, FL native was a life
long resident of Suwannee
County and attended the
Branford United Methodist
Church, Branford, FL.


Mrs. Roberts is survived
by her husband: George
Roberts, O'Brien, FL, two
daughters: Linda Kay
Brown, Chesapeake, VA
and Calleen Ehemann, Live
Oak, FL; one step-daughter:
Robin Ficken, Lake City,
FL; two sons: Harvey
Folsom, Jr., Mayo, FL and
Kenneth D. Folsom,
Branford, FL; one step-son:
Louis Roberts, Lake City,
FL; three sisters: Mary Ann
Bowers, Live Oak, FL,
Helen McGuire, Savannah,
GA and Peggy Louise
.Hewitt, Live Oak, FL; three
brothers: Ben Wall, Bear,
DE, Robert Wall,
Suwannee, FL and Charles
Bean, Live Oak, FL;
seventeen grandchildren
and two Great-
Grandchildren. '
Funeral Services will be
held at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 3,
2008 at the
Daniels Memorial
Chapel, Live Oak, FL with
Rev. Howard Folsom and
Mr. Preston Folsom
officiating. Interment will
follow in the Oak Grove
Cemetery, Branford, FL. In
lieu of flowers donations
can be made to St. Judes
Children's Hospital.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

Please sign the
online guestbook. Go to
ivww.suwanneedemnocrat.com
and click on obituaries


Douglas Raymond Cheney
December 18, 1932 -
November 30,2008

/ ouglas Raymond
Cheney, 75, Live
Oak, FL passed
away Sunday, November
30, 2008 at home
surrounded by his family.
Mr. Cheney was retired
from the Suwannee County
Hospital where he worked
for thirtN 'ieais wheie he . .-
worked as a Medical and X-
Ray Technologist.
After retirement, he
worked for the Florida Farm


Bureau for ten years as an
insurance agent. He was
born in Lake City, FL and
lived in Suwannee County
since he was ten years old.
He served in the Korean
Conflict in the United States
Army. He was an active
member of the First Baptist
Church of Live Oak, having
served as a Deacon and
Chairman of Various
Committees.
Mr. Cheney graduated
from. Branford High School,
serving as the President of
the Senior Class of 1950.
He played on the first
football team of the school
and scored the first
touchdown. After serving in
the Military, he attended
Dell College in Ashville,
North Carolina earning his
Medical Technologist
License.
Mr. Cheney was a
member of several civic
organizations: The Lions
Club, serving as President
on two occasions; The
Sportsman's Club of
Branford; The Florida and
Suwannee Chapter of the
Cattleman's
Association. he was also
on the Board of Directors
for the Suwannee River
Valley Credit Union. His
greatest pleasures were
spending time with his
family and friends,
traveling, gardening and
following the Gators.,
Survivors include his
wife of fifty-three years,
Ivoree Howell Cheney of
Live Oak; three children:
Melanie (Bill) Kretzman of
Gainesville, FL; Beverly
(Mike) Commander of
Wedowee, Alabama;-and
' Doug (Belinda) Cheney, Jr.
of O'Brien, FL. He is also
survived by five '
grandchildren: Tyson
(Shana) Cheney, Mitchell
Downing, Matthew (Karen)
Kretzman, Melissa
Kretzman, Mike (Debbie)
Commander; and four
great-grandchildren: *
Brittany. Victoria and
Mikey Commander and
Bryson Cheney. He is also
survived by his brother,


Howard (Avis Rahe)
Cheney of Savannah, GA.
A Memorial Service will
be held at 1:00 PM on
Wednesday, December 3,
2008 at First Baptist
Church, 401 W. Howard
Street, Live Oak, FL 32060.
In lieu of flowers,
expressions of sympathy
may be made as donations
to First Baptist Church of
Live Oak or Haven
Hospice, 4200 NW 90th
Blvd., Gainsville, FL 32606.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.

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and click on obituaries


Jeanette Land
March 3, 1932 -
November 26, 2008

eanette Land, 76,
Live Oak, FL
passed away
Wednesday,
November 26, 2008 after a
long illness. Mrs. Land was
a life long resident of
Suwannee County and a
member of Philadelphia
Baptist Church.
Mrs. Land is survived by
her sister: Mary Lou
(Erwin) Land, Destin, FL;
sister-in-law: Gertrude
Land, Live Oak, FL and a
host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her sister: Sybil Lefevre
and brother: Harold Land.
Services will be held at
11:00 a.m. Saturday,
November 29, 2008 at
Philadelphia Baptist Church
with Rev. LeRoy Dobbs and
Rev. T.E.Gaskins
officiating. Visitation will
be held 9:30a.m. -
11:00a.m., before the
service at the church.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of Live
Oak is in charge of all
arrangements.
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Operation Christmas Child holds annual


shoe box run and collection week


Chuck Belsario, a volunteer with Operation Christmas Child, takes a box from a resident at Surrey Place Care Center. The
center's residents helped purchase and pack boxes for needy families overseas.


Eight-month-old Jade Howell helps volunteers fill
shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Jade's
great-grandmother Charlene Howell has volun-
teered with the organization for 10 years.


Motorcyclists and ,olunteers for Operation
Christmas Child held their 8th Annual North
Florida Shoe Box Run on No%. 15 to help col-
lect shoe boxes filled with items for needy
families c\ersees. Participants started their
route at Pow`er Country in Lake City and end-
ed at Su%%annee Station Baptist Church to eat
lunch and unload boxes. Along the way partic-
ipants % visited Big 98 and Surrey Place Care
Center.
Area olunteers held their collection week
Nov. 17-24. As of noon NlondaN they had col-
lected 14,113 boxes and packed three trailers
to be sent to families in need.

About Operation Christmas Child
Did you know that there are only 77 paid
employees with Operation Christmas Child?
The rmnistry of Operation Christmas Child is
in the hands of volunteers ... you included.
To gile .ou a glimpse of the size of the
team that we are all on: There are 386 Collec-
tion Centers in the U.S. This includes 20 Col-
lection Centers in Florida (such as the one in
Li\e Oak) and 96 Relay Centers in Florida
(such as the ones located near .ou in PerrN,
Lake City, Chiefland, Ft. White, Glen St.
Mary, Madison, Mayo. Old Town. Trenton.
and we also have one in Bambridge. Ga.i.
For more informanon go to wwnii:santuri-
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Bronson urges consumers to be savvy holiday shoppers


With the holiday shopping
season kicking off this weekend,
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is encourag-
ing consumers to shop wisely,
know their rights and keep track
of purchases. Whether shopping
by telephone, catalog, in retail
stores or online, it pays to be a
savvy consumer.
"Being smart about shopping
and exercising a little care can
be the difference between hav-
ing a happy holiday season and
a disastrous one," Bronson said.


Among tips to help you shop
wisely:
* Get the best deal. Compari-
son shop and research mer-
chants' pricing policies, as some
will match, or even beat, a com-
petitor's price. Where applica-
ble, check shipping and han-
dling fees and don't forget to
factor those into the cost of the
item.
* Can you get your money
back? Check out a merchant's
refund and return policies before
you buy.
* Check delivery dates. When


shopping by phone, in a catalog
or online, find out how long it
takes for the item to be deliv-
ered, and be sure to order mer-
chandise early enough to make
sure that it arrives on time.
* Protect your privacy and
know whom you're dealing
with. Provide personal informa-
tion, such as a credit card num-
ber, home address or telephone
number, only when necessary
and make sure that you know
the merchant with whom you
are dealing. If you've never
heard of the seller, check them


out with your local Better Busi-
ness Bureau or with Bronson's
Division of Consumer Services
at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352) before you decide to
make a purchase.
* Track your purchases. When
shopping online, keep printouts
of the web pages with details
about the transaction, including
any warranties, or return and re-
fund policies. When shopping
by phone or from a catalog,
keep records of your order, in-
cluding the company's name,
address, phone number, date of


your order and item number or
description of the merchandise
you ordered.
* Keep receipts. You may need
them to return an item or recon-
cile a credit card statement.
When purchasing a gift, ask for
a separate gift receipt.
For additional consumer in-
formation or to file a complaint
against a business, Floridians
can visit the department's Divi-
sion of Consumer Services web-
site at www.800helpfla.com or
call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352).


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Plate for a plate challenge continues to

promote sale of FFA specialty license plate


For the second straight year, Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is teaming up with the Florida
FFA Association to encourage sales of the
FFA specialty license plate. As part of his
"Plate for a Plate" challenge, Bronson is
calling upon FFA chapters throughout the
state to increase sales of the plate, which
generates revenue for the agri-science edu-
cation organization.
As a reward for selling the most license
plates during the "Plate for a Plate" contest
period, the winning FFA chapter will win a
"Fresh from Florida Feast" prepared by
award-winning Chef Justin Timineri of the
Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, as well as a "Field Day
with Commissioner Bronson." In addition,
Bronson will serve as guest agriculture
teacher for the day. The "Plate for a Plate"
contest begins December 1, 2008, and ends
April 30, 2009.
"I am pleased to host this contest to help
spur sales of the FFA specialty license
plate," Bronson said. "FFA helps prepare
students for the future through agricultural
education, and proceeds from license plate


sales help sustain, enhance and expand
these important programs. I hope that many
motorists throughout Florida will help
these students by purchasing the FFA spe-
cialty license plate through their local FFA
chapter."
More than 15,000 agri-science education
students participate in the Florida FFA As-
sociation. Proceeds from the sale of the
FFA specialty license plate directly benefit
FFA members, agricultural education, stu-
dents and teachers throughout Florida. FFA
makes a positive difference in the lives of
students by developing their potential for
premier leadership, personal growth and
career success through agricultural educa-
tion.
The National FFA Organization, formerly
known as the Future Farmers of America,
is a national youth organization of 507,763
student members in 7,439 local FFA chap-
ters in all 50 states; Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organiza-
tion changed its name, in 1988 in recogni-
tion of the growth and diversity of agricul-
ture and agricultural education. For more
information, visit http://www.flaffa.org.


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30 minutes early.
Dining Opportunities - Sunday
Buffet, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Sat-
urday, The Village Caf6 (till 7:00
p.m.); and
Saturday, The Lopin' Gopher Deli
(5:00-7:00 p.m.).

Altrusa Christmas
tour of homes
Dec. 13
Altrusa International, Inc. of
Live Oak is proud to announce it's
6th Annual Tour of Homes on Sat-
urday, Dec. 13. Five of Live Oak's
most beautiful homes will be
decked out in their holiday finery
and available for touring from noon
until 5 p.m. The tour begins at the
Live Oak Garden Club, where
maps will be provided and refresh-
ments will be served.
Tickets to the tour are $10 each,
and may be purchased at Wind-
stream Communications, Live Oak


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City Hall, McCrimon's Office Sys-
tems, the Supervisor of Elections
office, or from any Altrusa mem-
ber.
This tour is the riiajor fundraiser
event for Altrusa. All proceeds will
go directly to the community pro-
jects supported by the local club.
Donations of time and money go to
agencies such as Vivid Visions,
, Take Stock in Children, Haven
Hospice, Pregnancy Crisis Center,
local school reading programs,
along with scholarships and in-kind
donations to other organizations.
For more information about the
tour, please contact Esther Bass,
tour chair, at 364-2502.
Altrusa International, Inc. of
Live Oak is an organization of pro-
fessional women in diversified ca-
reers. Major emphases are in the
areas of literacy and women's is-
sues. For further information about
Altrusa, please contact Barbie
Scott, president, at 386-362-2171,
or Dana Esco, membership chair, at
386-209-1871.


Seniors encouraged to review their healthcare coverage


With just one month left in the Medicare Annual En-
rollment Period, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE program is reminding Florida Medicare benefi-
ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs. .
Every year, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportu-
nity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug
or Medicare Advantage Plans during the enrollment peri-
od, which ends Dec. 31. SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) encourages Medicare beneficiaries
to review their benefits for a variety of reasons.
Individuals often experience subtle changes in their
health over the course of the year, which may change the
kind of care they need. This could directly affect their
need for more or less health insurance, the types of pre-
scription drugs they require or their access to particular
doctors or pharmacies. Such health changes can also in-
crease costs for beneficiaries, which can be particularly
critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes.
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased one-on-one
insurance counseling and community education regard-
ing Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for
elders, their family and caregivers.
"With our changing economic climate it's more im-
portant than ever for Medicare beneficiaries to make the
most of their benefits, enroll in any savings programs' for
which they qualify, and review their current coverage,"
said SHINE Director Alexandra Kruse. "Our volunteer
counselors throughout the state can help seniors assess
their eligibility for prescription savings programs and
whether or not changes to coverage or benefits would
lower their costs."
When beneficiaries review their Medicare coverage,
they should remember to Prepare, Compare and Decide.


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As beneficiaries review and compare plans, they should
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can compare all options and search for plans in their area
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ing which plan is right. To switch plans, beneficiaries
should contact the plans they want to join. Beneficiaries
are encouraged to act quickly so they may have a smooth
transition into the 2009 benefit year. People with
Medicare can receive help reviewing and enrolling in a
plan by attending a Medicare Annual Enrollment event


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FCAT: Summer retakes, Parent Network eliminated


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lowed to retake the test be-
tween their junior and se-
nior years as well.


School board Chairman
Jerry Taylor said five tries,
at the FCAT is plenty.
"The kids have five
chances to pass the FCAT,


Pilgrim's declares bankruptcy


Continued From Page 1A

pect it to be business as
usual," Atkinson told the
Democrat by email Mon-
ay.a "B) filing for Chap-
ter 11. we will be able to
gain immediate liquidity
in order to accelerate
platined improvements in
operations and meichan-
dising while continuing to
Iion our operations in the
ordinary course and focus-
hing on impro\ ing the cost
structure of our business.'"
Chapter 11 allows a
company to remain in
control of its operations
while attempting to reor-
ganize - which can take
m i'nths or ears.
Pilgrim's Pride asked
r: e bankruptcy% court for
p' ernu,,tion to continue
paying employee wages
and salaries, to provide
employee benefits without
interruption, and to con-
tinue its various customer
programs," according to a

Armed robber
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The 17-year-old clerk
complied and the gunman
ran out of the store on foot
heading east on Howard
Street. No injuries were re-,
ported.
The robber is described
as a x% white or possibly light-
skinned black male, 18 to
21 years of age. He is
about five feet nine inches


company press release.
The company is also ar-
ranging a $450 million
loan to help pay costs of
daily operations as well as
employee wages and other
obligations, according to
its website.
Shares of Pilgrim's
Pride stock fell to 62
cents before trading was
suspended on the New
York Stock Exchange
Monday.
The Pittsburg, Texas-
based company filed for
Chapter 11 in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the
Northern District of
Texas. The company had
been granted an extension
by its creditors until noon
Monday. This was the
third such extension since
Septegiber.
The Suwannee County
Pilgrim's Pride plant em-
ploys more than 1,300
workers and supports
farmers and growers
throughout the region.

strikes store
to six feet tall. He was last
seen wearing black or dark
gray hooded sweatshirt,
blue jeans and wearing a
black ski mask and gloves.
If you have any informa-
tion as to the identity of
this individual, please con-
tact the Live Oak Police
Department at 386-362-
7463 or Crime Stoppers at
386-208-TIPS. You may
remain anonymous.


which I think is more than
sufficient for graduation,"
Taylor said Friday.
School board member
Julie Ulmer believes elimi-
nating the summer retake
could harm students.
"The reality is there are
some students who will
struggle with standardized
testing, and we believe in
giving all opr students
every chance possible," Ul-
mer said Friday.
Other changes to the
FCAT include the elimina-
tion of the FCAT Parent


Network, which allows
parents to view their chil-
dren's scores online. After
the fall 2008 retake, scores
will no longer be posted on
the Internet.
Taylor said he was not
pleased with the elimina-
tion of the Parent Network.
"It (FCAT) seems to be
shrouded in secrecy for
parents not to be able to
see their kids' scores," Tay-
lor said by phone Friday. ,
Ulmer said she believes
parents will be more upset
with the elimination of the


Parent Network than with
the elimination of summer
retakes.
"The Parent Network is-
the most disappointing in
my opinion. I think it's go-
ing to be the most disap-
pointing for parents," she
said.
Ulmer said it is hard to
explain to parents the dy-
namics of the test. The Par-
ent Network website
helped parents interpret
their .children's scores and
understand the FCAT in �
general.


In other changes, the
Norm-Reference Test, a
way for third-grade stu-
dents to advance to the
fourth grade if they failed
the FCAT, will no longer
be administered, and FCAT
writing for grades four,
eight and 10 will be essay
only, instead of essay and
multiple-choice.
Students who do not
pass the 10th grade FCAT
can still walk at gradua-
tion, but will receive a cer-
tificate of completion, not
a diploma.


Football coach, athletic director fired


Continued From Page 1A

Schools Jerry Scarborough
said Monday afternoon.
"He did an admirable job
and worked hard for the
kids, but we just need a
new beginning and-new
face as we begin to revital-
ize the athletic program at
SHS," Scarborough said of
Chambers Monday.
Scarborough said he
wants to have champi-
onship teams again, not just
in football, but in all sports.
"We need somebody that
can promote the athletic
program at SHS," Scarbor-
ough said. "Someone who
can make our athletic pro-
gram successful to see if
we can't get back to where
we need to be."
Scarborough said
Ethridge would continue in
his duties until the end of
the school term and would


help train a replacement
when named.
Chambers said he was
offered the chance to re-
sign, but declined.
"It would have been real
easy taking the easy way
out by resigning," Cham-
bers said by phone Mon-
day. "But I have been
preaching, to the returning
players that we were going
to have to work harder to
improve these, down times.
What example would I
have been giving to. these
young men by resigning?"
Chambers defended the
Bulldogs' recently-complet-
ed 2-8 season, blaming the
record on injuries and
youth.
"The injuries we had
starting the season off that
continued throughout the
year until the end really had
us over a barrel," he said.
"With these injuries and


Live Oak man, 36, charged
Continued From Page 1A at least 10 times, accord-
ing to reports.
was booked into the Sapp, whom the report
Suwannee County Jail on says is married, denied
charges of lewd and las- ever having sexual rela-
civious battery and lewd tions with the girl and told
and lascivious molestation. officers the two were just
According to sheriffs friends. Sapp told authori-
reports, Sapp had been ties that he, the girl and
,dating the juvenile and 'her brother "are on good
was seen having conrsensu- terms and (he) does not
al sexual intercourse with know why they would say
her on three different oc- this," in the words of the
casions by the girl's broth- report.,
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The juvenile said she that she and Sapp began
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then.having to play a lot of
younger inexperienced
players coupled with. the
level of competition that
was on the schedule, we
were teaching and learning
while playing.
"I know a 2-8 season is
hard to take in Suwannee
County, just like it was hard
on this staff and players,"
he continued. "With all the
injuries and youthfulness, I
thought for sure I.would be
given another chance to
work things out. But the ad-
ministration felt different,
so I can only wish this pro-
gram the best to come in
the future."
Chambers went 5-4 in


2007, his first season as
Bulldog head coach.
Ethridge was not imme-
diately available for com-
ment.
Scarborough said the
school board would begin
advertising the position of
head coach in the next sev-
eral weeks, while the posi-
tion of athletic director
Should be advertised begin-
ning in'January.
A search committee for
both positions will consist
of community members and
school personnel, said Scar-
borough, who said he wants
wide-ranging input from a
variety of sources before
filling the positions.


Vehicle break-ins


Continued From Page 1A

gained by breaking a win-
dow on two of the vehi-
cles, while the third was
entered through an un-
locked door. Firearms,
purses and cash were re-
ported stolen.
On Nov. 20, purses were
stolen from two unlocked
vehicles in the area of Eu-
clid Streer and M\ ra
Street, say police. '
All the break-ins were
committed at night.
Police warn not to leave
valuables visible through


windows of your vehicles,
and to lock the doors
when leaving your vehi-
cle, even at home.
"We urge people not to
leave valuables in their
cars, but if you have to,
put them in an inconspicu-
ous place," said LOPD
Det. Justin Bates.;
Anyone with informa-
tion, about these crimes is
.encouraged to contact
Crime Stoppers at 386-
208-8477, or Det. Sgt.
Ron Shaw or Det. Justin
Bates at the LOPD, 386-
362-7463.


2 sentenced in murder


Continued From Page 1A

records show. Spencer was
sentenced to 25 years in
prison, Wells to 15 years.
Flowers was killed Jan.
23 at a homeless camp in
the woods near 1-10 and
Skeen Road. A fight broke
out at around 1 p.m.
among the three, then
started up again later that


night, records show.
Suwannee County Sheriff
Tony Cameron said
Spencer and Wells choked
Flowers and slit his throat,
then buried him in a shal-
low grave.
Spencer and Wells, both
of whom are identified in
sheriffs reports as tran- '
sients, entered their pleas
Nov. 20.


Grand theft auto


Continued From Page 1A

Church Street, was report-
edly observed driving a
1994 Jeep that had- just
been reported stolen.
Upon questioning by
deputy Brian Barrs of the
SCSO, Lee denied stealing
the vehicle. Lee reportedly


said he obtained the vehicle
from a relative at a party
and the relative asked Lee
to take the vehicle to the
store to purchase gas and
cigars;
However, Lee was un-
able to provide Barrs with
the name of the relative, re-
ports show.


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The Melody Wildcats traveled to face
the Trojans of Hamilton County (4-0)
fresh off a 40 point victory the night
before and an 18 point victory over the
Cowboys of Madison County Nov. 20
as they opened the Hamilton Pre-sea-
son Classic.
With only a seven man roster due to
sickness, the Wildcats sought revenge
after losing last year by 25 points to the
Trojans.
The Trojans began the game on an
11-2 run on what looked like a replay
of the game the year before. Laurence
Whitmore's three point basket would
shift the momentum and bring the
Wildcats to life. Disciplined defense
slowed down the Trojans and quick
scores by Whitmore, Vernon
Hampton and Shawn Jackson evened
up the game. A three point basket by
Antonio Fields brought the Wildcats
within three points as the quarter ended
17-14.
The Wildcats played strong defense
in the second quarter as Whitmore
recorded three steals. They were effi-
cient, outscoring the Trojans 22-9 with
Fields hitting two more three pointers.
Even though Shawn Jackson had to sit
the last four minutes of the half,
Vernon Hampton grabbed five re-
bounds during the quarter to compen-
sate for Jackson's loss. The exciting
half ended with the Wildcats leading
36-26 in front of a packed and rowdy
Hamilton County home crowd.
In the third quarter the Trojans re-
turned the favor by going on a run. It
wasn't until Jackson was called for his
fourth foul and had to sit that they took
the lead with three minutes left to play.
Without his inside presence, the Tro-
jans outscored Melody 22-11 in the
third quarter.
Trailing 48-47, the-Wildcats would
heat back up in the fourth quarter.
Fields hit his fourth three pointer,
Jackson hit six out of six free throws,
and Whitmore brought his game on to
a new level. But with Brandon Raines
and Jackson having four fouls and
S Hampton with three, the Wildcats had


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The Melody Wildcats front row from left: assistant coach Vernon Hampton, Sr., Murphy
Chancey, Brandon Raines, Vernon Hampton, Nick Carwise, Laurence Whitmore and head
coach Mike Raines. Back row from left: Shawn Jackson, Antonio Fields and Demarcus
Jelks. - Photo: Submitted


to play it safe. Raines and Whitmore
recorded steals that lead to transition
baskets and all looked well for Melody.
With five minutes left Jackson
picked up his fifth foul on a blocking
call that could have very easily been a
charge. With Jackson out of the game,
Fields and Whitmore picked up the
load. Fields snatched five rebounds in
the quarter and Whitmore two. After
Hampton picked up his fourth, Raines
picked up his fifth after contesting a
three pointer. Hamilton missed all
three free throws and held a six point-
lead. Whitmore sank two free throws
bringing them within four points. On
the next play down with 2:56 remain-
ing, Hampton fouled out, forcing
Melody to play with four players. The
game apparently over, the excitement
in the gym rose. Whitmore stole a pass
and hit a lay-up. Hamilton then quick-
ly hit a lay-up and Whitmore followed
up with two free throws. After a
Hamilton score, DeMarcus Jelks was
fouled going to the basket. With a


chance to bring the game within two,
Jelks missed both free throws. Down
four once again, Whitmore hit a big
three pointer over two defenders to
bring the Wildcats within one point.
Hamilton scored and then Whitmore
was fouled bringing him to-the line.
Missing the first but hitting the second
they now trailed by two. On the in-
bounds play Jelks stole the ball and
was fouled again. Down two with a
chance to tie, Jelks missed the first
free throw setting up an intentional
miss and put-back play with 10 seconds
left. Ironically'Jelks hit the free throw
making the game 69-68. Down one
point with seven seconds left,
Hamilton traveled on the inbounds
pass giving Melody the ball with three
seconds left.
The desperation shot by Whitmore
was blocked as he had three defenders
on him. The Wildcats fought back with
only four players and lost in the last


- SEE WILDCATS, PAGE 3B


Wildcats short-handed, but play well


SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 3B


Suwannee Middle School Basketball program proves successful


Submitted

The Suwannee Middle School
girls and boys basketball teams
have two wins under their belts
so far this season.
The girls team took on Jasper
Nov. 24, beating them 32-27.
High scorers of the game in-
clude: Shamira Smith, 16


points; Daycia Bandy, 8 points
and Asia Brown, 6 points.
The Lady 'Pups took on Ft.
White, Nov. 25 in their second
game of the season, beating them
28-14.
High scorers from that game
include: Shamira Smith, 20
points and Daycia Bandy, 6
points.


The'boys showed equal success
so far in their season, taking on
Jasper.Nov. 24, beating them 54-
33.
High scorers of that game in-
clude: Jimmy Taylor, 18 points
and Lavare Williams, 16 points.
The 'Pups won their second
game of the season against Ft.
White, Nov. 25 by a score of 50-


13.
High scorers of that game in-
clude: Marco Diamond, 10
points; Keshawn Jones, 10
points; Deangelo Ross, 9 points;
Jimmy Taylor, 8 points and
Denzel Washington, 6 points.
Come out and support SMS
basketball: A schedule is included
in this section of the Democrat.


Local racers fare

well at Southern

Slam 250 in Ga.
By Dennis Nixon

It was a big $10,000 pay day for Justin Drawdy who
held off Jack Landis for most of the afternoon, and a late
charge from Augie Grill to win the first Southern Slam
250 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Drawdy over-
came an early race spin and only took gas during his final
pit stop that put him out in front of the field on lap 112,
Friday night was final points night for the SGMP Late
Models, Pure Stocks, Wildones, and Race-um Wreck-um
series. Also running friday night was the Powder Puff and
Tailgaters.
The SGMP Late Model 40 lap feature started with a
full field of cars, 19 to be exact. The race was won by the
#17X of Mark Mitchell from Tallahassee Florida. In hot
prusuit the leader was #28 of Don Hale Jr. runriing sec-
ond and the #1 car of Fain Skinner finishing third, both
from Live Oak Florida.
The Pure Stock Race had a second time winner Tim
Alldredge in the #38 car followed by the #56 car of
Thomas McGrath and third went to #77 of Frank Green.
The Powder Puff race was won by Tonya Riddle from
Adel.
The Race-um Wreck-Um Series had its fourth different

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*Madison Co.
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Taylor Co.
(Student Body Game)
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(Student Body Game)
*Richardson
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(Semi-Finals)
FCC Tournament
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* Girl's play the 5;00pm game
* Boy's play the following game
* The in-school games with Taylor Co. will have the boy's playing first

Boy's Head Coach: Brad Scarborough
Girl's Head Coach: Lonnie Ford


SPORTS COMMENTARY


Father

nabbed:

The final

chapter

On rivalry
weekend my
daughter and I got
to go to our first
FSU-Florida
game. After a
break in the rain
we entered the
stadium wiih
tickets in hand.
Row 85, hot too
bad, there is no
row 86. The good t
part is we were Sportabout
above the rain and By Tom Daniels
stayed dry. My
daughter
remarked it was nice of the Seminoles
to put G's on the zero yard line for the
Gators. She had no idea how prophetic
that would be.
Before you could rhyme Tebow
with something on a t-shirt the Gators
were ahead 7-0. As the game
progressed my child asked about the
initials and numbers on the
scoreboard.
"Dad what does Ga. Tech 42 Ga. 40
mean?"
"It's rivalry weekend, you know,
Duke and UNC in the nicotine bowl,
Oregon vs. Oregon State, Houston
Rice," I answered.
"Whatcolor is Houston rice, Dad?"
"Don't worry dear, no one cares."
As the game progresses things are
not going well for the Seminoles.
"Dad, what's that penalty about?"
"Offensive holding, dear." :
"That's prent bogus, Dad this is
football, not teenage dating, whoever
heard you can't hold someone in
football?"
"You were a cheerleader, didn't they
teach you anything about football?"


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Thomas Wins Southern Sportsman Shootout 75

and Championship at New Smyrna Speedway


Twenty five Sportsman came to New Smyrna Speedway
Saturday for the 3 segment Southern Sportsman Shootout.
Patrick Thomas of Oveido set fast time with a 19.295 fol-
lowed by Wayne Morris of Mulberry with a 19.504, Steve
Gainey of Bradenton with a 19.537, Josh Hermann of
Lakeland with a 19.774 and Aaron Williamson of Mulberry
with a 19.878. In tech, Thomas and Hermann were both
disqualified and sent to the very rear of the field for the
start for being light. Thomas, who is the 2008 Southern
Sportsman Champion, and Hermann, who raced Mini
Stocks for two years at Orlando SpeedWorld, had both
been so busy working on their cars that they forgot to add
gas to them for qualifying. This set Wayne Morris as fast
qualifier. The top ten pulled pills for the inversion with
Mike Soukup of Deltona winning the pole position.
The first segment consisted of 40 green flag laps as Mike
Soukup took the point on the green followed by Travis
Roland, Wayne Jones, Richard Elkins, Jr. and Timmy Todd,
Jr. Jones quickly put the heat on Roland and took over sec-
ond as Todd followed Jones for third with Roland settling
into fourth. By lap 10 it was Soukup, Jones, Todd, Steve
Gainey, and Travis Roland leading the way.
The first caution came out on lap 11 for Jimmie Best
who found himself done in segment 1. Jason Foster took
advantage of the caution for a pit stop but his luck was no
better than Best and he was out of the race. The race goes
back green with Soukup leading the way over Gainey,
Todd, Wayne Morris and Roland. Suddenly the 77 of Jones
begins to go backwards as Gainey takes advantage and
passes both Soukup and Todd and takes over the point.
Now it is Gainey, Soukup, Todd, Morris, Roland,
Williamson, Weatherford, Elkins and Donny Williams lead-
ing the way.
Lap 15 sees Jones retire to the pits after coming from
Athens, Ga. just for this special race. Todd puts the heat on
Soukup and takes over second. The caution comes out on
lap 17 for Ed Michalak who seems to be sideways coming
off 4 but does a great job of saving his car. Steve Redditt
takes the opportunity while under caution to take a quick
trip to pit road.
With Delaware restarts, the leader is alone on the pole
with all other cars behind him doing a double file restart,
Gainey has no problems taking the point over Morris,
Todd, Williamson, and Soukup. Hermann challenges
Roland and takes the position as Roland goes backwards. It
is now Gainey, Morris, Todd, Williamson, Weatherford,
Soukup, Williams, Thomas, Duane Best, and Hermann
leading the way. Williams finds his mirror full of Thomas
who takes over seventh as Williams goes to eighth. The
caution comes out for Tom Raiser who has spun in the bot-
tom of turn 4. On the restart, it is Gainey, Morris,
Williamson, Todd, Weatherford, Soukup, Thomas,


OFFICIAL RESULTS
SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN
SHOOTOUT 75
NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY.
NOVEMBER 22, 2008


SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN
SHOOTOUT 75
1. #25 Patrick Thomas, Oveido
2. #79x Steve Gainey. Bradenton
3. #25x Timmy Todd. Jr., St. Cloud
4. #45 Mike Soukup. Deltona
5 #1 Bart Weatherford, Lakeland
6. #111 Donny Williams. Mt. Dora
7 #98x Josh Hermann. Lakeland
8. #17 Phillip Bessett. Samsula
9. #156 James Wright, I, Auburndale
10. #16 Patrick Mennenga, BeUview
11. #69 Don Milam, Bellview
12. #98 Roger Welch, St. Petersburg
13. #30 Richie Sheppard, St. Petersburg
14. #3 Duane Best, Sarasota
15. #01 Travis Roland. Lake Alfred
16. #44 Ed Michalak, Titusville
17. #13 Aaron Williamson, Mulberry
18. #55 Richard Elkins, Jr., Auburndale
19. #05 Steve Redditt. Orlando
20. #7 Tom Raiser, Naples.
21. #35 Rick Kase, Odessa
22. #77 Wayne Jones, Athens. GA.
23. #49 Jason Foster, Melbourne
24. #67 Jimmie Best, Sarasota
25. #56 Wayne Morris. Mulberry DQ'D


Williams, Best, Elkins and Hermann. Morris pulls to the
back bumper of Gainey but Gainey has nothing to do with
the challenge and holds his position. Segment 1 comes to
an end with Gainey the winner.
The caution is thrown for a 10 minute pit stop where cars
can do anything but change tires unless they have a flat.
The number 2 pill is drawn for the inversion putting Aaron
Williamson on the pole for the second part. Gainey wins
the ARP Bodies $100 certificate towards a new Sportsman
body.
Lap 40 sees Gainey once again quickly take the point
over Aaron Williamson, Wayne Morris, Patrick Thomas,
and Timmy Todd, Jr. Hermann puts the pressure on
Williams and takes over eighth as Williams goes to ninth.
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seconds.
Whitmore, who played possibly his best
game of his career as he scored 24 points (10
in the 4th) hitting two three's and shooting 10
for 12 from the line, and had five steals, four
assists and three rebounds. Fields hit four
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Since most tags are renewed on the birth date of the
registered vehicle owner, these gift certificates make
great birthday presents also.
To learn more about the FWC's specialty plates, .visit
www. WildlifeFlorida.org, or call 800-988-4889.


Powder Puff
1. # 95 Tonya Riddle
2. # 9 Wendy Tuttle
3. #75 Selena West
4. #25 Ashley Wilson
5. #K9 Trina Dampier
6. # 68 Rebecca Mathis

Race-um Wreck-Um
1. # 95 Dustin Kelly
2. # K9 Terry Davis
3. #11 Todd Breer
4. #56 Thomas McGrath
5. # 8 Robert. Johnson
6. # 41 Garth Robinson
7. # 99 Donald Dawkins
8. # 7 Ronald Stevens
9. # 33 Brandon Gay
10. # 83 Jason Jones

WILDONES
1. #75 Jamie West
2. # 4 AC Morrow
3. # 99 Shawn Gibbs
4. #20 Dwayne Willoughby
5. # 07 Martin Weeks
6. # 83x Jim Fallon
7. # 8 Ric Brackin
8. # 83 Joey Poston


Tailgaters
1. # 88 Wesley Daugherty
2. # 99 John Windham
3. #1 Mike Parsell
4. # 16 Brian Hull
5. # 77 Daniel Brickert
6. # 07 Steven Jeffers
7. # 16w Josh Wise

, PURE STOCK
1. # 39 Tim Alldredge
.2. # 56 Thomas McGrath
3. # 77 Frank Green
4. # 88 Shane Weaver
5. # 3 David Kennedy
6. # 8 Jock Taylor
7. # 25 Cindy Mullis
8. # 26 James Cook

HOBBIE STOCK
1. #26 Cole Exum
2. # 97 Roscue Gurley
3. # 33 Eric Law
4. # 88 Jon Wood
5. # 22 Randy Oneal
6. # 21 Michael Hudgins
7. # 7 Eddie Morrison
8. # 15 Darrell Davis


ts and grabbing five rebounds. Despite
more than half of the second, third and
quarters, Jackson scored 12 points,
eight of 10 free throws, nine blocks
ie rebounds. Hampton played tough
e as he had 10 rebounds and scored six
Raines also had six points along with
sists; three steals and three rebounds.
69-68 loss was a heart breaker, howev-
er, this game shows that Melody
Christian Academy has arrived as
a team and is ready to compete
next year as they enter the Flori-
da High School Athletic Associa-
tion.
This hard fought game showed
the character of the team and the
potential of many of its players.
Under the direction of Head
Coach Mike Raines, they will
only continue to get better as
they have a promising future and
season. Melody will host Coun-
tryside on Thursday night and
Seacoast on Friday night for
homecoming. Girls play at 6 p.m.
and Guys at 7:30 p.m. at the
Suwannee County Coliseum.


SPORTS COMMENTARY


Father

nabbed:

The final

chapter


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels

Continued From Page 1B

"Dad you were a football player,
what did they teach you about
cheering?"
Ouch!
Before you could say 28 to 9 it
was halftime and basically the real
reason for our trip. The Gator band
came out with a dozen fire-
wielding baton twirlers and gave
us a number from the Steve Miller
Band. Good stuff, but we new the
marching chiefs were equal to the
task. Three twirlers but each one
with three lit batons. The Chiefs
outnumbered them and could have
easily put them away, but a
musical score from "Candide"
followed by a rendition of


"Strawberry Soup" was the nail in
the coffin - you figure out who's
coffin.
The third quarter started and my
inquisitive one wanted to know
why USC was playing North
Dakota.
"I thought you said it was rivalry
weekend."
"Sweetie, ND stands for Notre
Dame. They wish they were
playing North Dakota today."
The rain began again and with
the score 45 to 15 we knew there
would be no miracle in the
Meadowlands, no miracle of
Coogan's Bluff, for sure no miracle
at Doak Campbell.
We headed to the car.
"Dad, why didn't you tell me we
were going to killed today."
"Dear, if I knew that with
certainty, we would have a room at
The Bellagio and be ordering take
out from Bobby Flay's."
"Dad, why did you let me wear
these clothes today?"
"I didn't know it would rain this
hard." '
"No, no Dad, why didn't you tell
me to dress neutral like you.".
"Well kid, the Gators have won
the past five years in a row."
"Oh, OK I'll keep these clothes.
There's always next year."
Isn't that what Gator fans used to
say?


Local racers fare well at

Southern Slam 250 in Ga.


Continued From Page 1B

winner with Dustin Kelley win-
ning the 40 lap feature out running
Terry Davis the local Chief of Po-
lice of Hahira. Chunky Monkey,
the star of the Race-um Wreck-Umrn
series had to settle for a ninth
place finish (He'll be back next
year).
Wildones was won by Jamie
West followed by A.C. Marrow
and Shawn Gibbs.
Tailgators (Hornets) Made the

9. # 41 Adam Hitt
10. # 74 Greg Talley
11 .# 183 Gene Maine
12. # 40 Don Christie
13. # 64 Mike Adams
14. # 16 Duane Dyke
15. # 8 Frank Green
16. # 9 Jerred Bullard
17, 52 Tom Hughes

SUPER STOCK
1. # 8 Lee Newsome
2. # 13 Marty Wood Jr
3. #16S Josh Southerland
4. # 40 Jim Dawkins
5. # 21 Len Stapleton
6. # 32 Kaleb Bedenbaugh
7. # 15 Steve Bennett
8. # 31 Roy Crain
9. # 17 Mike Sellars
10.# 16B Anson Bass
11. # 14 Andy Pollock
12. # 38 Randy Merwin
13. # 12 Tyler Jenkins
14. # 21M Sean Monaghan
15. # 7J Jason Parker
16. # 07 Jeff Prescott
17. # 44 Charlie Seroki

MODIFIEDS
1. # 89 Lee Collins
2. # 66 Jerry Symonds


trip to SGMP for their first time
this season. Wesley Daughtery
wins the 15 lap feature over John
.Windham and Mike Parsell.
Saturday night racing introduced
the fans to the first ever Open
Wheel Modifieds at SGMP. The
field was 15 car strong with Lee
Collins winning the First Open
Wheel Modified Race. The 50 lap
feature only had one caution and
five different leaders.
The Super stock race also had a
strong field of cars with 17 cars

3. # 15 Tank Tucker
4. # 9 Kurt Jett
5. # 98 Robbie Cooper
6. # 61 Tony Carreno
7. # 01 J.F. McClellan
8. # 46 Monty Morgan
9. # 5 Jon Compagnone
10.# 38 Michael Faulk
11.# 99 Wayne Jefferson
12. #4B Alan Bruns
13.# 32 Alan McCafferty
14. # 27 Jason Garver
15. # 16 David Hodges Jr.

SGMP LATE MODELS,
1. # 17X Mark Mitchell
2. # 28 Don Hale Jr
3. # 1 Fain Skinner
4. # 17 AJ Fulgenzi
5. # 57 Jason Garver
6. # 16 David Hodges Jr
7. # 02 Steve Renner
8. # 114 Jeff Gordon.
9. # 82 Nelson Sweeney
10.# 38B Evan Becton
11.# 38M Randy Merwin
12.# 38D Kevin Dicks
13.# 9 Jerred Bullard
14.# 158 Nevin Gainey
15.#407 Jason Vail
16.#9X Marty Wood Jr
17.#33 Steve Dorer


taking the green flag. Number
eight Lee Newsome held off #13
Marty Wood Jr. to. take the 20 lap
feature event.
The Hobbie Stock with another
17 car field had 15 year old #26
Cole Exum as the winner followed
by #97 car of Rosco Gurley and
#33 car of Eric Law.
The Southern Slam 250 Fast
Qualifyer was the #112 Car of
Augie Grill. The #10 car of Jack
Landis sat on the outside of the
front row. ...

18.#16X Billy Ammons.
19.#27 Doyle Boatwright

SOUTHERN SLAM
SUPER LATE MODELS
1. # 12 Justin Drawdy
2. # 112 Augie Grill
3. # 10 Jack Landis
4. # 51 Alex Haase
5. # 14 Ben Rowe
6. # 91 Heath Hindman
7. # 16N Johnny Van Doom
8. # 92 Jason Hogan
9. # 72 Scott Hantz
10.# 7 Darryl Shelnut
11.# 29S Allen Gordon
12.# 29S Allen Karnes
13.# 23 Donny Kelley
14.# 67 Jeff Fultz
15.# 58 John Coffman
16.# 87 Nevin Gainey
17.# 47 Corey, Williams
18.# 4N Josh Krug
19.# 28 Don Hale Jr
20.# 16 David Hodges Jr
21.# 39 Shane Seig. .
22.# 17N Chris Gabehart
23.# 407 Jason Vail
24.# 8 Eddie Gainey
25.# 61 Chase Austin
26.# 49 Stanley Smith


Now THAT'S Something

To Smile About!


Macy, Sarah & Madison in the Magfest Parade
at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park.
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Bubba Pollard ready

for double duty at 41st

Annual Snowball Derby

Pollard Looks to back-up

Blizzard win with solid

runs on derby weekend
For every Late Model driver in the Southeast
there is a dream, a dream of winning the Snow-
ball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL). Bubba
Pollard watched the 2007 Snowball Derby from
the grandstands in Pensacola. He knew he want-
ed to at least have an opportunity to race in the
historic Super Late Model race in 2008. Now
he's looking at living out part of that dream. Pol-
lard will attempt to run both the Snowball Derby
and the Allen Turner Snowflake 100, Dec. 3 -
Dec. 7. The Derby will be the main focus for the
Senoia, Ga. driver.
"It's like the Daytona of short track racing.
Just to make the Derby means something," said
Pollard. "Some of the good cars go home, and
some of the big names go home. So just to make
the Derby this year will be something to talk
about."
Pollard hopes to make the Derby and run with
the leaders. He won a pair of Super Late Model
races earlier this season and has run very strong
on several occasions at the track in the panhandle
of Florida. Those races were only 100-lap events;
the Derby is 300 laps with at least three pit stops
for tires. The Pensacola track is very abrasive.
"With the strategy down there and the tire situ-
ation with having to pit, it makes for a unique
race," said Pollard. "We don't get to practice or
make pit stops during the races, so we don't have
the practice that we need. But we've been getting
ready by practicing pit stops for the Derby the
last couple of weeks."
Tires is what wins the Snowball Derby, and
with running two cars, Pollard knows that they
need to use their practice tires wisely. Last year,
it was reported that some teams used up to 11
sets of tires during Friday's practice alone. Pol-
lard doesn't havethe deep pockets to roll out
nearly forty tires, so the team will improvise with
what they have. Chances are they won't strap on
new rubber until Friday.
"Probably three sets for the weekend," ex-
plained Pollard. "There will be guys that come
down there with five to seven sets. If we would.
have won a couple of these big races at the end
of the season, we could get more tires. We're go-
ing to try and do it with the least amount of mon-
ey we can." ' ' .
IThe on-track festivitiesof the Snowball Derby
week kick off on Dec. 4, with practice from both
Pro and Super Late Models. The Allen Turner
Snowflake 100 will be on Dec. 6, with the Snow-
ball Derby on Dec. 7.
For more information on Bubba Pollard, con-
tact Elgin Traylor at (704) 788-2134 ext. 4. Be
sure to check out his website at www.bubbapol-
lard.net.


Anderson wins Race, Russell wins Championship,

Finney wins Triple Crown at New Smyrna Speedway


The 43rd Annual running of the
Governor's Cup 200 is now down in
the books along with the Third Leg of
the Triple Crown and the 2008 Cham-
pionship for the Noritz/Tempaco Sun-
belt Super Late Models.
Friday night at New Smyrna Speed-
way there were 28 Super Late models
in the pits for practice. Two had prob-
lems and did not return on Saturday -
Justin Larson, who lost a motor, and
Michael Williams, who lost a rear-
end. There were also a few surprise
drivers who were warmly welcomed -
Shane Sawyer who moved to Georgia
and Dennis Schoenfeld from Concord,
N.C. Schoenfeld's name can be found
in the Blizzard races at Five Flags
Speedway in Pensacola with Sawyer
running in the GAS Series in Georgia.
Although Saturday was cool and
windy, it did not stop the excitement
at New Smyrna Speedway. Twenty six
Super Late Models took time as
Wayne Anderson of Wildwood set fast
time with a 17.364 followed by Tim
Russell of Longwood with a 17.368,
Matt Bowers of Mt Dora with a
17.395, Dustin Skinner with a 17.433
and Jeff Choquette of Loxahatchee
with a 17.453. With no inversion the
field would start straight up for the
200 lap event. -
After the opening ceremonies 'were
concluded, it was time to go racing.
As the green flag waved, it was Tim
Russell who quickly pulled out to the
point followed by Anderson, Bowers,
Choquette, and Jeff Scofield. But it
was a quick start as the caution came
out on lap 3 for Joe Boyd who spun;
sideways in turn 1. Boyd took his
number 5 to pit road where his team
went to work quickly checking out his
rear-end which looked to have broken.
By lap 5, Boyd's car was slowly
pushed back into the pits, done for the
night.
Lap 9 sees the restart with Russell
leading the way over Anderson, Bow-
ers, Choquette, Scofield, Skinner,
Colangelo, Pierce, Cope, Finney,
McLeod, Winchell and Dempsey. An-
derson puts the heat on Russell once
again but Russell will have nothing to
do with it and holds the point. Just as
Ithe top two are getting very heat te
the yellow comes out for Robert
Yoho, Travis Wilson and Shane
Sawyer who have gotten together on
the backstretch. Yoho takes his ride
onto pit road as sparks fly underneath
the car. Earl Beckner takes the oppor-
tunity on this caution to take his ride
onto pit road also for some crew at-


tention. Beckner does return to the
rear of the field but Yoho does not.
A short green comes out only to see
the yellow once again for debris on
the track. The buggy is sent out to
check the track as Dustin Skinner and
Earl Beckner take advantage of this
caution for a quick visit on pit road.
The green comes back out again on
lap 20 as Russell leads the way over
Anderson, Bowers, Choquette and
Scofield.
Choquette puts pressure on Bowers
and takes over third as Bowers slips to
fourth. Suddenly David Rogers begins
to slip backwards with obvious prob-
lems with the TM Ranch machine.
The caution comes out for Matt Bow-
ers as smoke, sparks and a flat tire
send him into the turn 2 wall.
The 92 goes ,in along with Rogers
and James Glover who need a quick
check of their cars. After checking out
the 92, it is announced that the rear-
end may have broken and Bowers is
now done for the night. Both Rogers
and Glover return at the rear of the
field for the restart.
Lap 35 sees the green as Russell,
Anderson, Choquette, Scofield and
Travis Cope lead the field. Choquette
puts heat on Anderson but Anderson is
not giving up second. Just as the rac-
ing is getting hot and heavy, Scofield
who has run in the top five from the
first green flag, slows bringing out the
caution. Scofield is done for the night
on lap 40 after a great run.
On the restart on lap 44, Anderson
puts the heat on Russell and takes
over the lead as Russell goes to sec-
ond followed by Choquette, Cope,
Skinner, Pierce, Colangelo, Finney,
McLeod and Winchell. Choquette
looks on Russell for second but Rus-
sell holds. Pierce takes a look on
Skinner for fifth but Skinner holds.
Running order is Anderson, Russell,
Choquette, Cope, Skinner, Pierce,
Colangelo, Finney, McLeod,
Winchell, Dempsey, Mowery, Sawyer,
Closer, Travis Wilson, Rogers,
Schoenfeld, Glover, Bischoff, Freed
and Maresca. Maresca is passed by
Anderson and goes one lap down.
Pierce once again puts pressure on
SSkinner but Skinner holds'mi off but
on lap 61, Pierce is able to take over
fifth as Skinner goes to sixth. The
caution comes out on lap 63 for Travis
Wilson who has spun in turns 1 and 2.
The track is checked for fluid as sev-
eral cars take a quick trip to pit road
for crew attention. All return for the
restart.


Restart lap 70 as Anderson leads the
way over Russell, Choquette, Cope.
and Skinner. But it is a very short
green as the yellow comes out for
Travis Wilson, Dwayne Dempsey who
have spun in turns 1 and 2. Both take
a quick trip to pit road under caution
and return for the restart on lap 76 as
Anderson continues to lead the way.
Anderson begins to build a lead
over second place Russell as the top
five are a good six car lengths apart.
David Rogers has done a few quick
trips in and out of the pits as his car
was just not right and on lap 78, re-
tires the TM Ranch machine done for
the night. Choquettee once again puts
pressure on Russell but Russell holds
his position keeping Choquette in
third. It is now Anderson, Russell,
Choquette, Cope, Skinner, Colangelo,
Finney, McLeod, Winchell and Mow-
ery. Mywery puts the heat on
Winchell and takes over ninth as
Winchell slides to tenth. Mowery con-
tinues his charge to the front as he
ends up in seventh followed by
Finney in eighth, McLeod in ninth and
Winchell in tenth. .
Lap 105 Mowery puts pressure on.,
Colangelo and takes over fifth. Sud-
denly Skinner is off the pace and be-
gins to slide backwards with glowing
brakes going into the pits on lap 105.
By lap 107 it is Anderson, Russell,
Choquette, Cope; Mowery, Colangelo,-
Finney, McLeod and Winchell leading
the way. Lap 110 Russell tries to pass
Anderson but Anderson shuts'the
door. Pierce passes McLeod and takes
over ninth. Lap 114 sees the 5 of
Dustin Skinner pushed behind the pit-
wall, done for the night.
Lap 120 sees our North Carolina
visitor Dennis Schoenfeld off the pace
as he retires his car into the pits. The
caution comes out on lap 124 for
Travis Wilson who has spun on the
frontstrech. At this time the lead cars
go to pit road for their pit stops - An-
derson, Russell, Cope, Freed, Cho-
quette, Mowery, Bischoff, Colangelo,
Finney, and McLeod. Cope is the first
off pit road and takes over the lead
followed by Anderson, Russell, Cho-
quette and Finney. On the restart the
84 goes high as Cope dusts the wall
and Wilson spins in turns 1 and 2.
Cope goes to pit road for some quick
attention as Wilson is towed into the
pits.
Restart lap 141 as Anderson leads
the way over Russell, Choquette,


SEE ANDERSON, PAGE 5B


Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
University Auditorium
Baughman Center


December 2008 - January 2009

Gainesvilld Ballet Theatre presents
The Little Match Girl (School Show)
Friday, December 5, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Curtis M. Phillips, Center for the Per-
forming Arts
For ticket information please call 352-
372-9898

UFPA presents
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet
Band - Hometown Christmas
Sunday, December 7, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Reserved seating: $ 15-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Danscompany presents
Cinderella
Saturday, December 13, 2 p.m. & 7:30
p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
General Admission: $12
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Dance Alive National Ballet presents
The Nutcracker
Thursday, December 18, 10 a.m. (School
Show)
Friday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Reserved seating: $25-35; $20 for se-
niors; $15 for students and children
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Dance Alive National Ballet presents
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea
Saturday, December 20, 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 4 p.m.


Phillips Center - Fackler Foyer East and
Fackler Foyer West
General admission: $15
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Itzhak Perlman,
Sunday, January 4, 4 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare and the
Alan & Carol Squitieri Performing Arts
Endowment
Reserved seating: $ 40-65
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee
Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Sponsored by 93.7 K-COUNTRY
Reserved seating: $ 35-50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Phantom of the Opera film with David
Briggs Organ Accompaniment
Friday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved seating: $ 15
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Ying Quartet
Sunday, January 11, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved seating: $ 15-25
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Laughter and Reflection with Carol Bur-


nett:
A Conversation with Carol Where the
Audience Asks the Questions
SWednesday,. January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Reserved seating: $55-75
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)'

UFPA presents
Cherryholmes
Friday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Reserved seating: $ 15-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday, January 17, 2 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Reserved seating: $ 20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Tango Fire
Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Sponsored by Falcon Financial Manage-
ment, Inc., Jeff Davis, CFP
Reserved seating: $ 25-35
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
The Drowsy Chaperone
Friday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Sponsored by WGFL-TV CBS4
Reserved seating: $ 35-50
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)


UFPA presents
Interpreti Veneziani
Sunday, January 25, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Sponsored by Plaza Royale Associates
Reserved seating: $ 20-30
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
RIVERDANCE
Monday, January 26 - Wednesday, Janu-
ary 28, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Sponsored by WCJB TV20
Reserved seating: $ 45-75
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

Gainesville Chamber Orchestra presents
Deliciously Dvorak
Evans Haile, Conductor
Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved Seating: $25, adults; $20, se-
niors 65+; $10, students and children
ages 0-18; $5, SFC Students
For tickets call the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787)

UFPA presents
Flashback Gala
Saturday, January 21, 6 p.m. to 11:30
p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts
Tickets are $160 per person

For tickets and more information call
352-846-3647
Events, dates, times and programs are
subject to change.
For updates, please visit the University of
Florida Performing Arts web site at
www.performingarts.ufl.edu and click on
the "Events" link.


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OFFICIAL RESULTS
43RD ANNUAL GOVERNORS CUP 200
NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY, J
NOVEMBER 22, 2008
1. #84 Wayne Anderson, Wildwood
2. #36 Tim Russell, Longwood
3. #55 Billy Mowery, Clearwater
4. #57 Chad Pierce, Orlando
5. #27 Travis Cope. Hernando Beach
6. #70x Jeff Choquette. Loxahatchee
7. #80 Brian Finney, Merritt Island
8. #78 B.J. McLeod. Wachula
9 #05 Jeremy Colangelo, Deland
10. #12 Corey Freed, Orlando
11. #64 Joe Winchell, Dade City
12. #9 Rich Clouser, Palm Bay
13. #14x Martin Maresca, S.W. Ranch
14. #53 Brad Bischoff. Myakka
15. #39 Dvwayne Dempsey, St. Petersburg
16. #70 James Glover, Largo
17. #62 Travis Wilson. Bartow
18. #43 Dennis Schoenfeld, Concord, NC
19. #5 Dusin Skinner. Port Orange
20. #11 David Rogers, Orlando
21. #21 Shane Savwyer. Buford. GA
22. #07 Jeff Scofield, Plant City
23. #92 Matt Bowers. Mt. Dora
24. #36x Earl Beckner. Orlando
25. #00 Robert Yoho. Pinnellas Park
26. #5 Joe Boyd, Riverview



Continued From Page 4B

Finney, and Mowery. James Glover has problems and
takes the 70 machine in on the back pit entrance. Mow-
ery puts the heat on Finney and takes over fourth as
Finney goes to sixth followed by McLeod, Colangelo,
Pierce, Winchell, and Cope. Mowery tries to put pressure
on Choquette but Choquette holds third as Colangelo
puts pressure on McLeod but McLeod holds. Running
order is Anderson, Russell, Choquette, Mowery, Finney,
McLeod, Pierce, Colangelo, Winchell and Cope.
Suddenly Pierce comes alive as he passes both Finney
and McLeod. It is now Anderson, Russell, Choquette,
Mowery, Pierce, Finney, McLeod, Colangelo, Winchell
and Cope. Cope passes both McLeod and Finney and


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People from around Florida with an interest in
turtles came together in Tampa Thursday to pro-
vide data - both anecdotal and scientific - to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) to help guide development of a har-
vest management strategy by June 2009.
"This is exactly how we like to do things -
bring people together and find solutions," said
Nick Wiley, assistant executive director of'the
FWC, as the meeting began. "We appreciate very
much that so many of you want to be engaged in
this process."
Bill Turner, FWC turtle scientist, said there was
one big question to answer: "Should the FWC al-
low the harvest of freshwater turtles?"
"We're working overtime to get this done by
June," Turner said. "We can't collect much of the
information ourselves. We depend on our stake-
holders to help us gather the information."
At times the exchange was spirited between tur-
tle scientists and conservationists who would like
to see an outright ban on harvesting freshwater
turtles and the commercial fishermen whose in-
come partly depends on a seasonal harvest of
freshwater turtles.
"The fishermen are upset because it's their
livelihood, and they believe softshell turtles are
plentiful and can sustain a harvest," Turner said.
"Others want to end the harvest because they be-
lieve it could cause turtle populations to decline."
William Shockley, a third-generation fisherman
from Okeechobee, takes his son out on weekends
to catch turtles and earn some money. He told the
audience he can sell turtles for $1 to $1.50 per
pound.
"When they weigh between 3 and 5 pounds, we
throw them back," Shockley said. "It doesn't do
us any good to take the next generation, so we
throw back the smaller ones."
Turtle scientist Peter Meylan expressed his con-
cern about the levels of harvest and monitoring,
saying the harvest should be banned.
"There isn't any money in the state to do the re-
search needed to develop a minimum sustainable


Anderson wins Race, Russell wins Championship,


Finney wins Triple Crown at New Smyrna Speedway


takes over sixth. Clouser passes Winchell and takes over
tenth as Winchell goes to eleventh. Mowery is also on
the move as he passes Choquette for third.
The yellow comes out on lap 183 for track conditions.
The 39 of Dwayne Dempsey is sent to pit road for a
quick check underneath for a possible oil leak and is
pushed behind the pit wall, also done for the night. Lap
188 sees the restart with 14 cars left in the field as An-
derson leads the way over Russell, Mowery, Choquette,
Pierce, Cope and Finney. Pierce passes Choquette and
takes over fourth as Choquette goes to fifth. By lap 194
it is Anderson, Russell, Mowery, Pierce, Cope, Cho-
quette, Finney, McLeod, Colangelo and Freed.
Anderson takes the checkered for his third win for the
Governor's Cup 200 followed by Tim Russell, Billy
Mowery, Chad Pierce, and Travis Cope.
In Victory Lane, Brian Finney is announced as the
2008 Triple Crown Winner and Tim Russell repeats
his 2007 Championship as he is crowned the 2008
Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt Super Late Model Champion.
On Friday night Jeff Choquette accidentally hit a
black cat that ran onto the track. Choquette was not
sure how that would change his luck but he felt very
bad about hitting the cat but had no place to go when
the cat darted out in front of his car.
Shane Sawyer, now of Buford, Georgia, was a nice
surprise driver as he sold an engine to the owner of the
21 car and said he would run the Governor's Cup for
the car owner. Shane runs in Georgia now mostly with
the GAS Super Late Model Series..
* Dennis Schoenfeld's name can be found mostly in
the Blizzard races at Five Flags Speedway and will
once again race the Snowball Derby this year. Schoen-
feld said he does not race any track weekly but likes to
travel around to different tracks throughout the South.
Sadly, Saturday night was more than likely the last
race for the Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt Super Late Mod-
el Series since owner Robert Hart does not wish to
continue tour racing. However, there may be a special
announcement soon for a new Super Late Model Se-
ries.
Kevin and Julie Orzel put up a special award for the


race - "HALF FAST' Qualifying Award. The field was
split in half of all the cars qualifying on Saturday night
with the first "HALF FAST"' qualifier receiving a $100
gift certificate to Winn-Dixie. The second "HALF
FAST" qualifier received a $50 Winn-Dixie gift certifi-
cate with the third receiving a Pennzoil goodie bag. Joe
Winchell won the $100 gift certificate, Billy Mowery
won the $50 gift certificate and Dwayne Dempsey won
the goodie bag. During opening ceremonies, Joe
Winchell gave his $100 certificate away to Jane Smith,
Media Specialist for the FASCAR Tours.
Crane Cams also put up a special contingency award
of Crane Cams spark plug wires for 1st, 4th, 8th, 12th,
16th, 20th, Hard Luck, Hard Charger, and Pole Position
finishers. All cars were qualify to win if they had the
Crane Cam decal on the front quarter panel of their cars.
Decals were given out in the drivers meeting.


Suwannee Legals
CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA
INVITATION TO BID
Notice of Invitation to Bid on property
described as:
A strip of land as described In Deed
Book 58 page 364 of the public records
of Suwannee County, Florida.
Also known as: That certain strip of land
fronting 172 feet on the West side' of
Federal Highway #90 with the South line
extending West from Said Highway 370
feet to the land of the parties of the first
part; thence run North, a distance of 108
feet, to the land of W. E. Nants; thence
run East, a distance of 203 feet, to said
Highway #90, in Section 22, Township 2
South, Range 13 East, and being the
East portion of land described in that
certain deed from J. B. Clark and wife, S.
A. Clark, to Clara B. Adams, dated
November 20, 1939, except however, a
strip of land on the South side of the
above described premises of even width
of 12 feet.
Parcel Account #05287-000000
to be conveyed by Quit Claim Deed by
the City of Live Oak to the highest bidder
who submits a bid In the amount of
$11,860.00 or more.
Each bid must be submitted to Jimmy
McCullers, City Clerk of the City of Live
Oak, Florida at the Live Oak City Hall
located at 101 White Ave. S E., Live Oak,
Florida 32064, no later than 10:00 A.M.
Monday, December 8, 2008. The bid
shall be in writing and signed by the
bidder and delivered in a sealed
envelope labeled Bid - Old U.S. - 90
property.
THE PROPERTY SHALL BE
CONVEYED AS IS BY THE CITY OF
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA BY QUIT CLAIM
DEED.
No phase 1 or phase 2 environmental
assessment has been performed on the
property by the City. Any desired
assessment shall be made by bidder at
his expense. No survey of the described
* lhds has been r ade bthep City and:the
precise boundaries of the property has
not been determined by the City.
Notice is given that the purchaser must
comply with all the rules and regulations
of the City of Live Oak, Florida regarding
filling of lots and storm water
conveyance. Bidder's attention is called
to the fact that the subject property
contains an area that over which water
moves from higher elevations to lower
elevations during periods of heavy rainfall
and that City LDR's prohibit filling of land
that will impede flow of storm water over
the property.
The City shall notify the successful
bidder of acceptance of his bid within 30
days of December 8, 2008. Upon notice
of acceptance of Its bid by the City, the
successful bidder shall have seven (7)
days to pay the purchase price to the
City by certified funds. Upon delivery of
the purchase price, the City will deliver
the Quit Claim Deed to the successful
bidder. NO BID IN ANY AMOUNT LESS
THAN $ 11,860.00 WILL BE
CONSIDERED BY THE CITY.
To the extent permitted by applicable
state and federal laws and regulations,
the City reserves the right to reject any
and all bids, and the right to disregard all
non-conforming, non-responsive, or
conditional bids. Bids will be regarded as
non-responsive If they show conditions,
qualifications, or Irregularities of any kind.
City of Live Oak
Jimmy McCullers,
City Clerk
11/26 12/3
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 612008CA0003000001XX
WENDELL D. SNOWDEN eand
KATHERINE SNOWDEN, his wife,-
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALAN L. DONEBURGH eand FRANCES
M. DONEBURGH, his wife, CAPITAL
ONE BANK and CACH, LLC,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment dated
November 25, 2008, in Case Number
612008CA0003000001XX of the Circuit
Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and
for Suwannee County, Florida, in which
WENDELL D. SNOWDEN and
KATHERINE SNOWDEN are Plaintiffs,
and ALAN L. DONEBURGH and
FRANCES M. DONEBURGH, his wife,
CAPITAL ONE BANK and CACH, LLC,
are Defendants, I, KENNETH DASHER
Clerk of the Court, will sell at a public
sale the following described real
property:
The SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4
of Section 14, Township 1 South,
Range 13 East, Suwannee County,
Florida.
TOGETHER WITH: A 1979 CLAS
doublewlde mobile home, VIN
ED1147A and ED1147B, RP #12369364
and 12369365, located thereon and
considered a part hereof.
PAC 04642-000000
The sale will be held on Friday,
December 19, 2008, at 11:00 A.M., or
as soon thereafter as possible to the
highest and best bidder for cash, at the
front door of the Courthouse at Live Oak,
Suwannee County, Rorida, In
accordance with Section 45.031 of the
Florida Statutes.
(COURT SEAL)
Sharon Hale/dc
KENNETH DASHER
CLERK OF THE COURT
12/3,10


Suwannee Legals
REQUIREMENTS FOR
STATEMENTS OF
QUALIFICATIONS
RFQ O08-02
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING
SERVICES
CITY OF LIVE OAK, PUBLIC
WORKS DEPARTMENT
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND
SUPPORT SERVICES
Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) are
requested by the City of Live Oak,
Florida for program development,
administrative, planning and engineering
services. �
UTILITY DESCRIPTION
The City recently conducted a
wastewater collection system field
evaluation utilizing the zoom camera
technology. The results of this report
Indicated that portions of the collection
system need maintenance (including
cleaning & CCTV) and/or upgrading.
Improvements include approximately
49,000 lineal feet of gravity collector
upgrades (remove and replace, lining,
pipe bursting, etc.), and removal and
replacement or rehabilitation of the
specific manholes and service laterals
within the target area.
REQUIRED SERVICES
The City formally requests proposals
from qualified Individuals or firms to
provide continuous Program
Development, Administrator, Planning
and Engineering services for a three (3)
year contract. General services shall
include coordination between the City of
Live Oak, and applicable Federal and
State Program Agencies.
Proposals submitted are subject to the
terms and conditions as set forth in the
Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act
(CCNA), section 287.055, Florida
Statutes. Firms responding to this
proposal shall meet the minimum
requirements of section 471.023 of the
Florida Statute to provide Engineering
services as required by the Agency
program, Including the FDEP/SRF
program. .
S-OQ's must be submitted and received
on or before 12:00 noon (local time),
January 23, 2009 at the office of the City
of Live Oak, City Administrator, 101
White Avenue, SE, Live Oak, Florida
32064.
To obtain full details of the requirements
for submitting a Statement of
Qualifications send written iriquires tq Mr.
Don McKenna, Public Works Director,
City of Live Oak 101 S.E. White Ave. Live
Oak, FL 32064 or fax to his attention at
386-362-4305 or mail to
dmckenna@cltyofiiveoak.org.
City of Live Oak
Robert E. Farley
City Administrator
11/28 12/3
CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA
INVITATION TO BID
Notice of Invitation to Bid on property
described as:
,The North half (N 1/2) of the Southwest
quarter (SW 1/4) of Block I of Slate's
Addition to the City of Live Oak,
Suwannee County, Florida also
described as the S 1/2 of Lot 3, Block I
and the North 17 1/2 feet of Lot 6, Block
I. Slate's Addition to the City of Live Oak.
to be conveyed by Quit Claim Deed by
the City of Live Oak to the highest bidder
who submits a bid in the amount of $
23,460.00 or more.
Each bid must be submitted to Jimmy
McCullers, City Clerk of the City of Live
Oak, Florida at the Live Oak City Hall
located at 101 White Ave. S E., Live Oak,
Florida 32064, no later than 10:00 A.M.
Monday, December 8, 2008., The bid
shall be in writing and signed by the
bidder and delivered In a sealed
envelope labeled Bid - N. Ohio Ave. Prop.
THE PROPERTY SHALL BE
CONVEYED AS IS BY THE CITY OF
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA BY QUIT CLAIM
DEED.
No phase 1 or phase 2 environmental
assessment has been performed on the
property by the City. Any desired
assessment shall be made by bidder at
his expense. No survey of the described
lands has been made by the City and the
precise boundaries of the property has
not been determined by the City.
The City shall notify the successful
bidder of acceptance of his bid within 30
days of December 8, 2008. Upon notice
of acceptance of its bid by the City, the
successful bidder shall have seven (7)
days to pay the purchase price to the
City by certified funds. Upon delivery of
the purchase price, the City will deliver
the Quit Claim Deed to the successful
bidder. NO BID IN ANY. AMOUNT
LESS THAN $ 23,460.00 WILL BE
CONSIDERED BY THE CITY.
To the extent permitted by applicable
state and federal laws and regulations,
the City reserves the right to reject any
and all bids, and the right to disregard all
non-conforming, non-responsive, or
conditional bids. Bids will be regarded as
non-responsive if they show conditions,
qualifications, or irregularities of any kind.
City of Live Oak
Jimmy McCullers,
City Clerk
11/26 12/3
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Suwannee County Code
Enforcement Board will hold a regular
Meeting on THURSDAY December 4th,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Suwannee
County Emergency Operations Center
located at Douglas Center - 617 Ontario
Avenue SW, Suite 200 Live Oak, Florida
32060.
11/12,19,26 12/3


ime while on the

sent you could
could save a
. Richard Moore.
law administra-
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self if that life
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e jacket technolo-
in smaller, more
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come replace-
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e compact style
he waist like a
her style fits like
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Some of these life jackets inflate
automatically when the wearer
falls into the water. Prices of the
new, comfortable, inflatable life
jackets start at around $60.
"'Most of us wouldn't be
caught in a. vehicle without
buckling up," said Moore.
"Boaters can achieve that same
level of safety by buckling on
their inflatable life jacket when
they get on a boat. It's just too
simple not to, and the peace of
mind is remarkable."
To learn more about inflatable
life jackets and the benefits of
wearing one while boating, visit
www.wearitflorida.com/.


impassioned


turtle harvest


number for harvest," Meylan said. "So in absence
of funds, the best thing to do for turtles and the
ecosystem is not to allow them to be harvested
commercially."
Wiley said the FWC encourages turtle scientists,
fishermen and other experts on freshwater turtle
harvest to share their insight as the agency moves
rapidly toward developing a management strategy.
"This information will be one source as we de-
velop the best possible strategy for freshwater tur-
tles in Florida," Wiley said.
The FWC passed a rule in September that limits
the harvest of wild Florida freshwater turtles to
five per day per person. Each fisherman with a
commercial license is allowed to harvest an addi-
tional 15 Florida softshell turtles per day,.for a to-
tal of 20. The FWC will monitor and enforce the
current rule to ensure the turtles are being ade-
quately protected.
FWC's rule-making requires specific steps to
provide proper public due process. The FWC will
continue to seek input over the next few months.
Staff will present the proposed management strat-
egy at the Commission's April meeting in Talla-
hassee. Commissioners will vote on the final plan
and regulations at their June meeting in Crystal
River.
Fortunately, the FWC has some time to work
through this process, because the best months
, (September and October) for harvesting freshwa-
ter turtles have passed in Florida. During cooler
weather, turtles move at a much slower pace and
eat less food, making them difficult to harvest. In
addition, May 1 begins the closed season for har-
vest of the Florida softshell turtle, which goes un-
til July 31.
With the input from Thursday's meeting, FWC
staff will begin organizing the material and draft-
ing a management plan.
"We're trying to understand so we can develop
a long-term meaningful management strategy for
the species," Turner said. "We're moving very
quickly, and we will have a plan in place by
June."


PAGE 5B


FWC suggests life jackets

for great holiday gifts














FLORIDA NAMED BEST TRAILS STATE IN THE NATION

-Florida's thousands of miles of trails recognized as the best by American Trails-


Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP)
Deputy Secretary for Land and
Recreation Bob Ballard and Vo-
lusia County Councilwoman Pa-
tricia Northey today joined a
host of community leaders to
celebrate Florida being named
the Best Trails State in the nation
by American Trails. The event,
which took place along the
Spring to Spring Trail in De-
Land, coincided with the St.
Johns River to the Sea Loop In-
vitational Tour.
American Trails presents the
National Trails Awards every
two years to recognize the con-
tributions of volunteers, profes-
sionals, agencies and other lead-
ers who are working to create a
National system of trails for all
Americans. New this year, the
Best Trails State award recog-
nizes Florida for its vision, ini-
tiatives and management of its
statewide trails system.
"Receiving the award from
American Trails is an incredible
honor and recognizes the impor-
tance of connecting communities
with green spaces to our envi-
ronment and our economy," said
DEP Deputy Secretary for Land
and Recreation Bob Ballard.
"Our state is known throughout
the world for its pristine environ-
ment, and the state's trails are a
perfect showcase of those natural
resources and recreational oppor-
tunities."
DEP's Office of Greenways &
Trails (OGT) manages more than
80,000 acres of greenways and
eightstate trails as well as the
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Flori-
da'Greenway, Florida's longest
green corridor stretching 110
miles from the St. Johns River
near Palatka to the Gulf of Mexi-
co. Of the eight state trails, six
are rail-trails, which are railroad
corridors converted to recre-
ational trails for hiking, biking
and skating activities.
"We;are excited to be honored
by American Trails, we have a
real commitment to the Spring to
Spring Trail which is the 52 mile


spine of our trail system," said
Volusia County Councilwoman,
Patricia Northey. "This trail is
probably one of the pieces that
were instrumental in identifying
Florida as having one of the best
trails state."
- Beyond providing recreational
and health opportunities, green-
ways and trails provide numer-
ous economic benefits to a com-
munity. According to the Nation-
al Association of Homebuilders,
trails are the most desirable com-
munity amenity for prospective
homebuyers when choosing a
place to live. In addition, studies
cited by the National Recreation
and Parks Association have
shown. that residing within a
closer proximity to greenways
and conservation corridors in-
creases property values. Many
communities now look for trails
and conservation greenways be-
cause of the growing desire for
access to natural resources and a
connected system of trails:
"Florida has embraced the val-


ue of greenways and trails with
an enthusiasm and level of quali-
ty that is a model for the nation,"
said Bob Seams, Chairman,
Board of Directors for American
Trails. "Exemplary programs
like the Office of Greenways and
Trails' online trails database and
regional trails forums have set a
standard. Local and regional pro-
jects, trails on land and on water,
are delivering a first class infra-
structure for residents and an ex-
ample for tourists to take back.
home."
Florida's greenways and trails
attract more than three million
visitors each year, and OGT is
committed to providing access to
the state's resources to people of
all abilities. Over the last three
years, OGT has constructed two
Boundless Playgrounds@ made
possible by a donation from the
nature-based Felburn Foundation
- one on the Marjorie Harris
Carr Cross Florida Greenway
near Ocala and the second at the
Wakulla Station Trailhead of the


Tallahassee - St. Marks Historic
Railroad State Trail.
In addition to being named
Best Trails State, Florida re-
ceived American Trail's awards
in several other categories in-
cluding:
Linda Crider, Executive Direc-
tor of Bike Florida, awarded the
Best Trail Advocate for the State
of Florida.
Renee Blaney, President of the
Ocala Mountain Bike Associa-
tion and Cross Florida Greenway
volunteer, named Florida's Best
Trail Worker. (Renee was also
recognized with a Governor's
Points of Light Award in April
2008).
The first ever "Developer
Awards" were presented by
American Trails, one of which
was received by Florida's Lake-
wood Ranch.
Pinellas County brought home
the "Trails and the Arts" award.
Through Florida Forever, the
state's premier land acquisition
program, $4.5 million is allocat-


ed annually to purchase and pre-
serve land for Florida's green-
ways and trails.
For more information on
Florida's greenways and trails,
visit www.floridagreenwaysand-
trails.com. To learn more about
American Trails visitwww.ameri-
cantrails.org.

Wanted:
Sports News!
The Suiannee Democrat
needs Nou. Please let us
know of any interesting
events or happenings in
Suwannee County that relate
to sports. Coaches, parents,
and all. The Suwannee De-
inocrat will run them in the
sports section for free' Send
photos and information via
email to
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com or
drop them off at the front
desk at 211 Howard Street
East. For more information
call 386-362-1734.


Thomas Wins Southern Sportsman Shootout 75

and Championship at New Smyrna Speedway


Continued From Page 2B

turn 4 as Duane Best spins at the bottom
of 4. On the restart it is Gainey,
Williamson, Morris, Thomas and Weater-
ford and Todd who are doing some side-
by-side action. Weatherford holds the po-
sition as he stays fifth followed by Todd,
Roger Welch, Soukup, Williams and Her-
mann.
Suddenly on lap 49 after a great run,
Aaron Williamson's engine goes up in
smoke. Williamson, who is a regular
Sportsman driver at Auburndale Speed-
way, sees his night end early. Gainey
once again holds the point on the restart
followed by Thomas._Morris. Weather-
ford, and Todd.
Ed Michalak of Titusville brings out
the caution on lap 55 as he spins coming
off 4 with fire under the hood. The track


is quickly red flagged as the fire is put followed by Phillip Bessett, Donny
out and Michalak towed into the pits. The Williams, Timmy Todd, Jr., Mike
race goes back green as Gainey leads the Soukup, Patrick Thomas, Bart Weather-
way over Thomas, Morris, Weatherford, ford, Steve Gainey, James Wright, In.,
and Soukup. and Josh Hermann.
The caution comes out again on lap 61 On the green, it is Morris, Bessett,
for Josh Hermann who has spun. Gainey Williams and Todd doing some side-by-
holds the point on the restart followed by side, and Soukup. With no caution in seg-
Weatherford, Thomas, Soukup and Todd. ment 3, Morris leads the way to the
But it is a short green as Morris brings checkers followed by Patrick Thomas,
out the yellow as he has stopped high in Steve Gainey, Timmy Todd, Jr., and Mike
turn 4 with a flat tire. Morris brings the Soukup. With one lap to go, Thomas
car to pit road and is allowed to change gives it his best shot to pass Morris but
the tire because the official deemed it JMorris holds.
definitely flat. With segment 2 laps corn- The top 3 cars are teched and 'the 56 of
ing quickly to an end. Gained wins seg- Morris is dq'd giving the win to Patrick
ment.2.and.a,$250 gift " _ omas who wins the $500 sift certifi-
ARIP Bodies ' . 'te from ARP Bodies. After tech, ie top
For segment 3 and the final 10 laps, the five are Patrick Thomas, Steve Gainey,
lead lap cars are inverted from rear to Timmy Todd, Jr., Mike Soukup, and Bart
front putting Wayne Morris on the pole Weatherford.


FWC announces Manatee

Decal Art Contest for middle

and high school students

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces
its 18th annual Manatee Decal Art Contest and invites middle and high school
art students to submit their manatee artwork.
Students should coordinate with their school's art teacher to submit their
artwork, since each school may submit no more than five entries. Contest de-
tails are available online at MyFWC.com/manatee/.
Decals are available at any Florida county tax collector office to individuals
who donate $5 or more to the Save the Manatee Trust Fund. Money from the
sale of these decals supports manatee-protection efforts such as rehabilitation,
rescue, research, enforcement and public education. In June, 15,000 decals,
with artwork provided by Palm Beach County junior Austyn Bynon, were dis-
tributed statewide to county tax collector offices for sale until June 2009. Ve-
hicle owners can support manatees by including their donation when they reg-
ister their vehicle or vessel.

Manatee Decal Art Contest Requirements:

* All entries must be the sole original work of the artist.

* Student artists' must attend a Florida public, private or home school for mid-
dle or high school.

* Students must submit their artwork through their school or art teacher.

* Art teachers should submit no more than five entries per school.

* The designs should be in full color in a medium of the artist's choice and
may be realistic or abstract as long as the image depicts a recognizable mana-
tee.

* The artwork image and page size should be no larger than 8.5" x 11" with
the image centered. (Note: Do not add any text or captions to the artwork).

* Mount artwork on art board with a protective paper or plastic covering. (No
frames, glass coverings or dry mounting).

Design entries will be accepted only if postmarked on or before Jan. 31,
2009.
On Feb. 13, FWC staff will judge all qualified entries submitted by the
postmark due date. The winning design will be used to create a final decal for
distribution to county tax collector offices around the state.
To see previous manatee decals, please visit MyFWC.com/Manatee. For
more information, please contact Bonnie Abellera
atbonnie.abellera@MyFWC.com or 850-617-6052.


Tim Russell Claims

Second-Consecutive

Sunbelt Series Championship

Lake Mary, Florida,

Driver Earns Second Super

Late Model Title in Two Weeks


LAKE MARY, FL (November
24. 2008) - One week after win-
ning the Brighthouse Challenge
Super Late Model championship
at New Smyrna Speedway (FL)
for the second-straight year. Tim
Russell headed' back to the Pen-
sacola, Florida. track for the final
Sunbelt Series Super Late Model
event of the year, the Governor's
Cup 200, as the defending cham-
pion. While he didn't get the vic-
torN he wanted in the final series
race of 2008, Russell claimed the
title, becoming the Sunbelt Series
champion for the second straight
year.
After not seeing victory lane
since May, Russell %was hungry
for a \ in. He was one of the fa-
vorites entering the race and ran
up in the front couple spots dur-
ing the wAhole event, including
leading multiple laps early, but a
transmission issue kept him from
taking the day's top spot on the
track at the conclusion of the
race.
"When we got out front, we
were a little bit loose out there,"
said Russell. "It was a heck of a
race we were putting on there.
We were finding all sorts of dif-
ferent grooves out here.
"I thought we were pretty good
after the pit stops. On that last
restart we got the transmission
stuck in high gear, so it took me a
couple laps to get wound up and
get going. I finally found my
marks I had been hitting earlier
and the groove that worked. I
was just trying too hard at the
end there and busted it sideways.


Hats off to them (Wayne Ander-
son and his team). He was able
to open it up a little bit more."
Despite losing the battle, Rus-
sell won the war. His second-
place finish earned him the 2008
Sunbelt Series title.
"My guys did an awesome job
this weekend," explained
Russell. "I can't be more proud
of them. I just wish we could
have been in victory lane tonight,
but second is a good spot, so we
will lake it. We wrapped up an-
other Sunbelt Championship. so
hats off to them too."
Not many drivers can say they
claimed two series titles in a sin-
gle season. Russell not only gets
to say that after winning both the
Brighthouse Challenge Series and
Sunbelt Series titles, but by win-
ning both series championships in
2007 and 2008, his accomplish-
ments puts him on the map as one
of the best Florida racers over the
last few years.
'That is pretty cool that we
were able to go back to back on
the Brighthouse and Sunbelt
deals. It was a heck of a year.
Everyone worked hard at the
shop and hard at the track all
year. I want to thank all of my
guys for their support. my family
and everyone. Insurance Office
of America also.came in and
helped us out big time this year.
Without them and"'veryone, we
can't do this."
For more information on Tim
Russell. contact Matt Dillner at
(704) 788-2134 or you can visit
his website. timrussellonline.com


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WHAT'S IT WORTH TREASURES BOUGHT IN

LAKE CITY THROUGH SATURDAY


The treasure hunters make offers to guests
by representing their International Collectors
Association members interested in the items.


The Roadshow room is filled with a variety of items
including gold, silver, jewelry, coins, guitars and rare
collectibles.


Lake City - The Treasure
Hunter's Roadshow is
coming to town all of this
week with experts purchasing
gold and silver.
This Roadshow "Gold Rush
Event" is focusing on gold,
silver and rare coins. Modem
jewelry with diamonds and
other precious stones are also
being accepted.
One person who attended
the Roadshow brought in a
coin collection and left 45
minutes later $10,000 richer.
Another was not as lucky,
but seemed happy with the
$355.00 they received for
broken gold jewelry. "I think
this is a great idea" said one
lady that sold her old class
ring and some broken gold
chains. "The stuff was just
lying in a dresser drawer for
years." She received $248.42


for her efforts.
Jeff Parsons, the president
of the Treasure Hunters
Roadshow explained what
the show is .all about. It's
a chance for anyone to sell
their stuff and get what it's
really worth he said. It seems
everyone has items they have
wondered about or want to
sell but really don't know
where to go said Parsons.
He said the show has been in
over 600 cities since 2001.
This will be a "Gold Rush"
event focused exclusively on
gold, precious metals, coins,'
and jewelry.
For this week only,
Roadshow experts will
be accepting gold, silver,
platinum, diamonds and other
gemstones, coins, and more.
The event is free and no
appointment is necessary.


Gold Prices H11igh,
Cash In New
"It's a modem day
gold rush," said Jeff
Parsons. Gold is now
trading at 30 year highs, and,
you can cash in by bringing in
your items this week.


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Wanted are antiques, gold, sive, coins and military
memorabilia. Collectors are also inteeted in
pre-1965 toys, train sets, individual trains and dolls.

The Roadshow continues
in Lake City every day,
through Saturday


December 2,3, 4,5,6





Country Inn & Suites

350 SW Florida Gateway Dr

Lake City, Florida


Directions "'""~'


The top items the Roadshow
wants you to bring in.are:
* Gold - All types, including all types of gold jewelry,
including broken jewelry, gold coins. Kruggerands.
maple leafs, gold bars, dental gold.

* Sterling Silver - (Must be marked Sterling) Jewelry,.
flat ware, teapots, silver bars and rounds, all sterling
silver accepted.

* Diamonds - All sizes wanted especially interested
)n 1/2 Carats to 50 Carats.

* Platinum - Industrial grade. jewelry, all others.

* Coins and Paper Money - Any U.S. coins dated
before 1965, all gold coins, proof sets, mint sets, rare
coins, collections, estates, foreign coins.

* Jewelry - Modern and vintage jewelry made with
gold, diamonds, ruby's, etc., also older higher quality
costume jewelry.

* Military Items - All swords and military
items including Civil War, Spanish American,
Revolutionary, WWI, WWII. all foreign, Cavalry, etc.

* Advertising Memorabilia - Metal and porcelain
signs, electric signs, etc.

* Vintage Acoustic and Electric
Guitars - Gibson, Martin, National, Fender,
Rickenbacker, Gretch, Dobro, etc.

* Musical Instruments - Both vintage and modern.


Wanted are antiques, gold, silver, coins and military
memorabilia. Collectors are also interetsed in
pre-1965 toys, train sets, individual trains and dolls.

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Show Info *13' -O ..


Here i's how' it works:-
* Gather items of interest (as explained below)
from your attic, garage, basement, etc.


The leadshbew
represents many
of the world's top
numismatic cei
collectors
The Roadshow represents
many of the word's top
numismatic coin collectors.
We have been directly
involved in millions of
dollars worth of rare coin
sales overthe past 15 years.
Our private collectors are
seeking all types of rare
coins and currency.


We have the resources
available to pay you top
prices for all types of rare
coins or entire collections.
We can arrange a private
discreet meeting with you
at your-bank or in one of
our private suites. Whether
you are ready to sell your
life long collection or you
are settling an estate we
are at your service. We are
professional, honest and
discreet.


* Bring your items to the event, there is no limit
to the amount of items you can bring
* No appointment necessary '
* Lay out your items on the designated table
* Speak with one of our Association
Representatives to determine the collector
value of your items
* If interested in selling, we will consult our
collector's database to see if a buyer exists. 90%'
of all items have offers in our database
* The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our
collectors making the offer Higest a
Highest pries are
* If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay paid for 1950's and
you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. 190'S era efectrc and
The collector pays all shipping and handling, acoustic guitars.
charges Gibson, Fender,
Martin, National,
* You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees Rickenbacker, Gretch,
Dobro, vintage guitar
* The entire process only takes a few minutes ampnlers tool


www.treasurehuntersroadshow.i:om


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Oak. Drug Free Workplace.

LPNs& CNAs NEEDED
Full and part time LPNs and
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Nursing Center, all shifts. Must
be able to work every other
weekend. Benefits include
health, dental and life insurance,
and 401K. Apply at 2481 West
US 90, Madison, Fl. or fax
resume to: Peggy Powers,
Director of Nursing 850-973-
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FirstDay
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Experienced. Must be able to
pass a clean background check.
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working environment. Contact
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Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.


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special events; prior
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experience in food service
industry strongly required.
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LPN
FT/PT long-term care setting.
Unrestricted Florida license
required. GPNs welcome.

Housekeeping/
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PT; indoors/outdoors in lodge
setting, general custodial/
lawn upkeep; valid Florida DL
required; swimming pool
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strongly desired; weekend
shifts maybe required.

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Prior experience in
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supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time
off, access to onsite daycare
and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from
9:00am until 4:00pm, or fax
resume/credentials to 386-
658-5160. EOE /Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal
background checks required.

Lost & Found
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MIX: Young, friendly, good
w/children. White & Red. Found
in McAlpin. 386-364-4377

FOUND YELLOW LAB
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Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1) Hamilton Co: 4 acres on CR
143 with well, septic & service
pole, 10x12 storage, nice grass &
trees. Good Buy @ $47,500.
(2) Off CR 49 10 acres in grass
with scattered trees, surveyed into
two 5 acre tracts, 3 sides fenced.
Priced to sell at $4,900 per acre.
(3) Lake City, FL: 252-B Thrkey
Run Sub. Like new 3/4 bedroom
CH/AC brick home with approx.
3000 sq. ft. under roof, kitchen
furnished, two car garage. Const.
2006 (like new) restricted area.
Will have to see to appreciate.
Priced to sell @ $259,900.
(4) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. Reduced to
$39,900.
(5) Near City: Two 3.13 acre
tracts fenced with a well, septic
tank, power pole, SWMH, fenced
X fenced. Priced to sell @ $56,000
Will Divide.
(6) Off CR 349: 10 acre wooded
tract with a two bedroom CH/AC
log home in excellent condition
cont. approx. 1200 sq. ft. under
roof, 30'x40' pole barn. Reduced,
to $175,000.
(7) Suwannee River: 1.6 acre
wooded tract with 100 ft. on the
water, together with a 3 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath CH&AC DWMH cont.
approx. 1700 sq. ft. with detached
storage. Priced to sell @
$145,000.
(8) Branford area: 15 acres in
good cropland, with county roads
and fence on three sides.
Excellent location near US 27 &
US 129. Bring all offers.
(9) 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. Reduced
to $102,500.
(10) Dixie Co: Off CR 349, 8
acres (4-2 ac. tracts) wooded on
county road. $11,500 per tract.
(11) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure.
Reduced to $34,500.
(12) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at Reduced to
$189,600.
(13) McAlpin Area: 40 acres in
grass/cropland some large oaks
with a 3/2 brick home const. in
2002, kitchen furnished, 30'xlOO'


steel pole barn, 24'x30' pre-
engineered shop. Excellent buy @
$350,000.
(14) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2
home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished,
carport. $83,250.
(15) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded large
trees, good county road. Priced to
sell @ $5,995 per acre.
(16) Hamilton Co.: 9 acres + on
CR 143 with a 3 bedroom 2 bath
CH&AC home constructed in
2002 containing approx. 2300 sq.
ft. under roof, 30'x50' barn, well
established fish pond, partially
fenced. Priced to sell @ $192,500.
(17) Hamilton Co: 5 ac. wooded
with survey. Secluded on cAunty
road. Priced to sell @ $35,000.
(18) 3 Rivers Estate: One acre
wooded tract on paved road will
work for a land home package.
Reduced to $11,500.
(19) Suwannee Valley Estates: 4
acre wooded tract on county road.
$29,900.
(20) Off CR 136 East: 40 acre
tract partially wooded, some grass
small pond, fenced. Good area.
Reduced to $4,500 per acre.
(21) Suwannee River: Near
Suwannee Springs and Music
Park. Wooded lot with 145 ft on
the water, electricity to property
buildable adjoins SRWM. Priced
to sell @ $45,000.
(22) Off CR 51: 20 acres in grass
with some large oaks, well, septic
partially fenced, corner tract,
survey, $6,900 per acre.
(23) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16
year old slash planted pines off
CR 255 good elevation. Good buy
at $4,500 per acre.
(24) Branford area: four 1 acre
tracts on county road (2 wells &
septic) near the river, backs up to
SRWMD. Good buy @ $45,000.
(25) Suwannee River home: nice
two bedroom two story CH&AC
home South of Branford, kitchen
furnished, beautiful view of river
from rear, screen porch'. Good
area priced to sell @ $215,000.
(26) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4
acres in grass/cropland with
scattered trees. $32,500.
(27) Near city off US 90 near golf
course: 10 acres wooded with
survey. Priced to sell @ $4,900 per
acre.
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Vocational
Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
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City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 12/08/2008.
Call 386-755-4401
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LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Free
FREE KITTENS: 1-Tabby & 1-.
Black. Young' Kittens, playful.
Free to a good home; Call Pat
386-688-7873
Antiques

FirstDay
WE BUY AND SELL
ANTIQUES
CALL 386-776-1555 OR 386-
590-3926

Appliances

FirstDay
STOVE , KENMORE $75.00,
White REFRIGERATOR
KENMORE $200 White. 386-
364-5212

Building Materials

STEEL BUILDINGS, Super
Discounts, Complete:
Foundation, Permit 'Plans Can
Erect. www.scg-grp.com
Source#OWQ Phone: 229-515-
.4056

Wanted to Buy

CASH FOR YOUR COINS:
All denominations, US, Copper,
Silver, Gold. I pay top dollar by
the book for date & grade, not
melt value. Cell (352) 949-1450
or (352) 472-1483 Leave
Message.

Garage/Yard Sales

YARD SALE 12/6 8-5: 515
Shelby Ave. Livd Oak. Lots of
Clothes Baby . thru Adult,
Furniture, Small Kitchen
Appliances, Christmas
Decorations.


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Apartments for Rent

EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS
FOR RENT: Totally Renovated
Live Oak Motel $150 + tax per
week; $32.95 + tax daily Call::
386-219-0070 or 386-209-8607

FirstDay
LAFAYETTE APTS.
Available Now - 3BD HC * Non-
HC Accessible Apartments.
Rental assistance. Laundry
facility & playground. We pay
water, sewer & garbage. 176 SE
Land. Avenue, Mayo, FL. PH:
386-294-2720, TDD/TTY 711..
Equal Housing Opportunity.

MEADOW APARTMENTS
Immediate Openings In Elderly
Section. 1 Bedroom, CH/A,
Patio, Carpet & Mini Blinds,
Laundry Facilities on property.
Rent based on Low Income. 386-
362-6397

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
$500 Moves You In
Mel-Mar-Go Apartments
(Next to Lowes of Live Oak)
2/2 and 3/2 Units
Call For Details
386-288-3128
www.peavyproperty.com

Houses for Rent

FirstDay
HOUSE 3Bd/1Ba Country
Home
No Pets. $400 Mo.
12 Miles SW of Live Oak.
Call 386-776-1555,

FirstDay
HOUSE 3Bd/2Ba, CHA, DR, LR,
DEN, EAT IN KITCHEN,
Carport, New Appliances, W/D
Hookup, Walk to school, $795+,'
1st, last, sec, NO Pets, 386-362-
6936

HOUSE 3Bedroom 2Bath, in
peaceful country setting. Wood
Fl6ors, CHA, covered carport, on
paved road, In McAlpin. $750 mo
1st, last, sec. 352-338-7670


Equipm t Au n

Pine Straw Equip, Semi(s) &

Trailers, Tractors, & Misc Equip


Saturday, Dec. 13th - 10:00 A. M.
North of Bell, FL on US129 (SR 49)
For a brochure or for more information

Call 800-448-2074
www.BurtonRealtyAndAuction.com


Terms: Cash or good check - no credit cards. 10% Buyers
Premium and appropriate sales tax added to all purchases.
Directions: From Bell, FL travel North on US 129 (SR 49)
approx. 4 miles to sale site. Look for Auction signs


B IT J.T. .1,


Stephen Burton
Auctioneer
AB587AU649


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HOUSE FOR RENT 3Bd/2Ba
Brick, In Live Oak. $750 mo, 1st,
Last, Sec. Only serious inquiry
pls. Call 386-362-6556 or 386-
590-7765 Ask for Amanda


Mobile Homes for Rent

DWMH 3Bd/2Ba Nice area,"
quiet, near Spirit of Suwannee.
$575 Mo. $575 Security Deposit.
Contact Dan at 386-590-1976.

DWMH 3Bd/2Ba W/Fireplace,
on 4 acres. Seven miles from
Live oak. No Smokers, No Pets.
$650 mo, $1000 Deposit. 407-
709-0355

MOBILE HOME 3Bd/2Ba CHA,
8 miles from Live Oak-129
South. McAlpin area. Security
deposit required. Fenced Yard.
$650.00 Mo. Call 386-364-5173.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT:
In White Springs. Contact
Charles @386-397-1522 or 386-
867-2337.

First Day
SHADY OAKS VILLAGE: 2 and
3 Bedroom Units Available.
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 2
Bedroom $375.00 a month.,
386-362-1171

FirstDay
SWMH 14X72 3Bd/2Ba w/
Jacuzzi bath, on 18 secluded
acres 2 miles east of Live Oak.
Renovations include new floors
plus front and back porches. Site
is surrounded by pines, oaks,
and peace and quiet on dead
end road. $575 per month
includes water. $825 to move in.
Animals OK except some breeds
of dog. Available first week of
Dec. 386-697-9326

FirstDay
YOUR NEW OR USED MOBILE
HOME ON MY RURAL,
SECLUDED LAND. Make youf
best deal on a home and avoid
qualifying for land purchase.
Minimum 5 acre sites available
near Dowling Park, Live Oak,
and White Springs on the
Suwannee/Coumbia County line.
$325 per month includes 5
acres, water, septic, plus peace
and quiet. 386-697-9326

Homes for Sale

QUALITY COUNTY LIVING
Brick split plan house. 3bd/2ba, 1
half bath, 1 level, 1 fireplace, 20
acres. Lot is planted in pine,
trees. 11784 CR 252 McAlpin,
FL. $475,000. Contact Jason
Blocker 386-965-2660.

Mobile Homes for Sale
BY OWNER: Doublewide mobile
home on 2 acres near Wellborn.
Good condition. $74,500. Seller
financing available. 386-365-
1130.


Mobile Homes for Sale
. FirstDay,
USED SINGLE WIDE Mobile
Home $10,500. Call Rick: 386-
752-1452
GREAT DEAL $500 Above
'Factory lnvloice On 3 Left Over
Fleetwood Mobile Homes Save
$1000'S Call Mr Mott 386-752-
3839.
2008 4Bd/2 Ba Mobile Home
for $42,995. Includes Delivery,
Set Up, CHA, Skirting & Steps.
Call
Rick 386-752-8196
STARTER MH 12X60
2Bd/1.5Ba Morgan's Trailer Pk.
hwy 90 W. Newly Renovated,
great buy. $12,500 OBO. Call
Randy 386-688-3736

STEINHATCHEE RIVER TO
GULF: Home investment or get
away, 1/2 acre 3Bd/1Ba freshly
remodeled MH. Along River, close
to boat ramps & open water.
$125,000 352-498-2687

Acreage

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
10 AC, Hwy 51 North of Mayo
- Near River, $74,900
1 acres, RV/Mobile Home lots,
Branford area, $15,000
SUWANNEE COUNTY
5 acres, Park Like,
Near Airport, $49,900
LOW DOWN
OWNER FINANCING
1-941-778-7980/7565
www.landcallnow.com

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, 5 acres,
6 miles North of Mayo on Hwy
27. Owner financing. Call 703-
399-9118.


Antique Autos for Sale

FORD 8N TRACTOR 1948
Rebuilt Engine, New Tires.
$2300 or best offer. 386-590-
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Customers needed!
Dairy Queen of Live Oak will host Dairy Queen Bene-
fit Night the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8
p.m. to help buy books for Suwannee Middle School.

Donations needed!
Suwannee County Environmental Watchdogs, a non-
profit organization, seeks donations for yard sale mer-
chandise. Info: Sandy, 386-364-8020.

Plan your holdiay party now!
The Woman's Club of Jasper, lo-
cated at 103 6th Ave. NW, in
Jasper, will be fully decorated b\
Dec. 2, for the the holiday. season
and will be available for rental
during the month of December. i
The Club is splendidly appointed "
and decorated from the
mantel, piano and win-
dow treatments to two
large and beautiful
fully decorated
Christmas trees. ,
Rental fees during
the month of December
are $200, plus a $100 security deposit, which will be re-
turned upon a successful and thorough inspection of the
building after the event.
For more information or to register during the month
of December call Geri Huddleston at 386-792-3092.

AARP Tax-Aide seeks
volunteers
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free tax-return
preparation program, has a need for volunteers. Volun-
teer tax counselors are trained in cooperation with the In-
ternal Revenue Service. Other volunteer roles include lo-
cal, district, communications and technology coordina-
tors. From Feb. 1 to April 15 each year, AARP Tax-Aide
helps some two million taxpayers file their federal, state
and local returns, with special attention to taxpayers 60-
plus. To learn more about AARP Tax-Aide and volun-
teering, go to aarp.org/money/taxaide or call toll-free
888-687-2277. Local contact: Linda Young, 386-364-
8396.


Buy tickets now!
Live! At Dowling Park
Artist Series 2008-09 season
or individual tickets on sale now
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2008-09 will pre-
sent a variety of performances from Oct. 10, 2008 thru
Feb. 13, 2009. Season or individual tickets are available
at Live Oak Chamber of Commerce, The Music Center
in Live Oak or at Advent Christian Village cashier's of-
fice, Dowling Park. Individual event tickets also avail-
able at the door. Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Register now!
Descendants of Calhoun family plan
reunion in 2009
Descendants of the late Sarah Calhoun, Eva Calhoun
and Thomas Calhoun are invited to a family reunion to
be held next year. Info: misstheresamartin@yahoo.com
or predop@aol.com.

Sign-up now!
Jan. 30-31, 2009
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
The very popular I'll Remember You Elvis Tribute
Artist Competition is looking for contestants! The event
will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with a $25 competition fee.
A Jan. 30, 2009 Mix and Mingle Pre-Party will be held
from 7 p.m. until with $10 tickets available at the door
only, no advance tickets. Competition will be Jan. 31,
2009, first competition session at the Music Hall, I p.m.
Second session and finals are Jan. 31, 2009 at 7 p.m. in
the Music Hall. For more, go to the SOSMP website
at www.musicliveshere.com, click on I'll Remember You
Elvis Tribute Artist Competition or call 386-364-1683.

Register now!
Dec. 5-7


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State Park to host Suwannee
Old Time Music Weekend
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White
Springs is -now accepting registration for the Suwannee
Old Time Music Weekend Friday-Sunday, Dec. 5-7. This
three-day event offers participants in-depth instruction in
old time music techniques on the banjo, guitar, fiddle
and voice for beginning, intermediate and advanced stu-
dents. Ticket information and registration forms are
available online. After Friday, Nov. 7, there is a $15 late
registration fee. Info: Kelly Green, 386-397-4478, toll-
,free 877-635-3655 or
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster/Events.cfm.

Make appointment now!
Thru Dec. 31
Flu shots at Health Department
The SuwanneeCounty Health Department is offering
adult influenza vaccine at the Live Oak and Branford of-
fices. The cost is $25 and is covered by Medicare. Vac-
cine for children age 6 months through 18 years is avail-
able free of charge. Please call 386-362-2708, ext. 213
for an appointment in Live Oak and 386-935-1133 for a
Branford appointment.

Dec. 4
Healthy Horizons to meet
Healthy Horizons, a chronic illness support group, will
meet a 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 at Christ Central Min-
istries Church, 1550 Walker Avenue SW, Live Oak. All
who live with a chronic condition are encouraged to at-
tend. Group discussions, educational materials and
friendly support are provided to enable all to live to their
fullest potential. Open to all community members. Info:
Church, 386-208-1345.

Dec. 4
Democratic Executive Committee
meeting
Suwannee County Democratic Committee will meet at


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All Democrats are,invited
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the Democratic Process.
Meetings are held the first
Thursday of each month.
Info/RSVP for dinner:
Monica, 386-330-2036.

Dec. 5
Free Gospel
Concert in Lee
Free Gospel Concert will
be held at 6:30 p.m., Fri-
day, Dec. 5 at Lee Worship
Center Church, 397 Mag-
nolia Drive, Lee. The event
is held every first Friday of.
the month. Proceeds bene-
fit the building fund of the
church. Bring a covered
dish, meat will be provid-
ed. If you want to get on
the show, call Allen, 850-
971-4135 home, or 850-
673-9481 cell.

Dec. 5-6
Old Time Music
Weekend
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of Environmental Protec-
tion's Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park
is now accepting registra-
tion for the Suwannee Old
Time Music Weekend
Dec. 5 through Dec. 7.
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struction in old time music techniques on the banjo, guitar, fiddle and
voice for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Concerts will
be held on Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7
p.m. Tickets for public admission are $10. Admission to the three-day
event is just $215, which includes all workshops, jam sessions, discus-
sion groups, concerts and meals. A spouse program is being offered for
just $75. Registration is now open and forms are available at
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster/Events.cfm. After Nov. 7,
there is a $15 late registration fee.
For more information on the Suwannee Old Time Music Weekend,
please call Kelly Green at (386) 397-4478 or toll free 1-877-635-3655.
Call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 to reserve a camping space.

Dec. 6
Art in the Park
The Florida Department of Environmental Pro- - , -.
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"Art in the Park"
to be held the on
Saturday, Dec. 6,
from 9 a.m. until 5
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Crafters will demonstrate pottery,
fabric arts, stained glass, quilting, jewelry mak-
ing and many other crafts.
Workshops will be available for (


several of the crafts for a small fee. The workshops are
first come, first served. The event will be free with paid
park admission of $4 per vehicle up to eight persons. For
more information, please call 386-397-1920 or visit the


web site at www.stephen-
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Dec. 6
Bluegrass Pickin
in Trenton
Suwannee Valley Blue-
grass Pickin will be held at
6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at
Otter Springs Resort
Lodge, 6470 SW 80th
Ave., Trenton. It is free to
the public. Info: Cloud Ha-
ley, toll-free 800-990-5410.

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Flea Market
In conjunction with Christmas on the Square, the Suwannee County
Historical Museum will host a flea market beginning at 7 a.m., Satur-
day, Dec. 6 at 208 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Flea market vendors need to
register soon. Used household items only, no new items, no crafters.
Space rental is based on a 12x12 space: $50 per space. Christmas on the
Square brings thousands of people to town, with excess parking at the
museum facilities. Info: 386-362-1776.

Dec. 8-9
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center
will conduct GED Tests
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center will conduct GED Tests Mon-
day-Tuesday, Dec. 8-9 at 415 SW Pinewood Drive, Live Oak. Students
must be 18 or older. Mandatory registration will be held at 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3. Cost: $40 SHTC students/$50 non-stu-
dents. Florida driver's license or Florida ID and Social Security Card
required at registration and at every test session. No tests in June,


" ' July and August. LiED preparation classes are tree. Into: Lynn Lee,
- . 386-364-2782.

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SHS School Advisory Council
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School Advisory Council for Suwannee High School
will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11 in the student ac-
tivities room at the high school. All interested students,
parents, teachers and community members are invited to
attend.

Dec. 13
Christmas Open House
The Suwannee County Historical Museum will hold a
Christmas open house from noon until 6 p.m:, Saturday,
Dec. 13 at 208 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. This event will
host a special visit from St. Nick and also welcome the
participation of North Florida authors for a book-signing
party. Refreshments will be served. Info: 386-362-1776.

Mark Your Calendar!
Dec. 13
Altrusa International Inc. hosts their
6th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
Altrusa International Inc. of Live Oak will host their
6th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec.
13, 2008. The tour will begin at the Live Oak Garden
Club with registration and refreshments. Homes will
then be open for tours from noon until 5:00 pm. Pro-
ceeds from the tour will go to local organizations sup,
ported by Altrusa, including Vivid Visions, Take Stock in
Children, Hospice, CARC and local schools. Tickets are
$10 each and may be purchased from any member of Al-
trusa. For further information, please contact Tour Com-
mittee Chair Esther Bass at 364-2502, or Barbie Scott,
President of Live Oak Altrusa, at 362-2171.

Dec. 14
Christmas Tea ="
Party at
Grace Manor
Grace Manor Restaurant
will host a special fundrais-
ing event for the Suwannee
County Historical Museum
at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec.
14. This event will include
a tour of the gardens of the
historic Dowling House, ' - -
and end with tea and enter-
tainment in the parlor and
dining rooms. Tickets are
required for this event, and are available through the mu-
seum or the City Clerk's office at Live Oak City Hall.
Info: 386-362-1776.

Dec. 20
Suwannee River Bluegrass Association
to hold potluck dinner
Suwannee River Bluegrass Association will hold its
third Saturday of the month potluck dinner at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 20 in the "Pickin' Shed" at Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak. Come
with your instrument or just listen to the music. Info:
386-362-2456.

Dec. 20-21
Suwannee County 150th Anniversary
Reception
In celebration of Suwannee County's 150th Anniver-
sary the Suwannee County Historical Museum, in coop-
eration with the Suwannee County Historical Commis-
sion, will hold a special reception and museum open
house from 2-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21 at
208 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Suwannee County was es-
tablished on Dec. 21, 1858. This event will include enter-
tainment and a time of recollection and fellowship. Re-
freshments will be served. Info: 386-362-1776.

Dec. 21
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra Matinee Concert,


a Christmas pops concert
Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series presents
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Matinee Concert, a
Christmas pops concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21 at The
Village Church, Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park.
Enjoy A Taste of Sugar Plums - varied holiday treats in
Rumph Dining Room immediately following the concert.
Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.
Thru Dec. 28
Driver's license checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspection checkpoints through Dec.
28 on Brown Road, CR 252, CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR
25-A, SR 47, SR 341, US 441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238,
CR 135, Turner Road, SR 100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield.
Farms Road, CR 250, CR 349, SR 247 and SR 25 in Co-
lumbia 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 Coun-
ty. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by de-
fective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate their
efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who
would violate the driver license laivs of Florida. The Pa-
trol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means
of enforcing the equipment and driver's license laws of
Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Jan. 16, 2009
Davis and Dow, Great Jazz Divas
Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series presents
Davis and Dow, Great Jazz Divas at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.
16, 2009 at Rumph Dining Room, Advent Christian Vil-
lage, Dowling Park. Enjoy A Taste of the Blues - dinner
at 6 p.m. Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Jan. 22, 2009
NFCC Artist Series to present
On the Wings of Freedom:
An American Portrait
North Florida Community College Artist Series will
present "On the Wings of Freedom: An American Por-
trait" featuring pianist Mac Frampton at 7 p.m., Thurs-
day, Jan.' 22, 2009
in Van H. Priest
Auditorium, Madi- 7 H r.
son campus. Tick-
ets, $12 adults; $6
NFCC students
and children age Florida
12 and under. Fu- , iy - . .
ture shows: "The A ,! .. v.. 't. .
Ritz Chamber ... . i a
Players" Feb. 19,
2009 and "Bar-
rage: High Strung'.'"
March 31, 009.
Info/tickets: 850-
973-1653 or COMMUNITY COLLEGE
www.nfcc.edu.

Jan. 27, 2009
LCCC 2008-2009 Lyceum Series
to present Lewis Grizzard:
In His Own Words
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum Se-
ries will present Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words at
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 in Levy Performing
Arts Center, Lake City. Stars South Carolina actor, Bill
Oberst Jr., show consists of uncanny renderings of Griz-
zard's jokes, stories, column and book excerpts.,
Info/tickets: Box Office, 386-754-4340. Info/Lyceum Se-
ries: Mark Kirby, 386-754-4274,
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Jan. 30-31, 2009
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
The very popular I'll Remember You Elvis Tribute
Artist Competition is looking for contestants! The event
will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with a $25 competition fee.
A Jan. 30, 2009 Mix and Mingle Pre-Party will be held
from 7 p.m. until with $10 tickets available at the door
only, no advance tickets. Competition will be Jan. 31,
2009, first competition session at the Music Hall, 1 p.m.
Second session and finals are Jan. 31, 2009 at 7 p.ip. in
the Music Hall. For more, go to the SOSMP website
at www.musicliveshere.com, click on I'll Remember You
Elvis Tribute Artist Competition or call 386-364-1683.

Feb. 12, 2009
SHS School Advisory Council
will meet
School Advisory Council for Suwannee High School
will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in the stu-
dent activities room at the high school. All interested stu-
dents, parents, teachers and community members are in-
vited to attend.

Feb. 13, 2009
St. John's River City Satin Swing
Band
Live! At Dowling Park 2008-09 Artist Series presents
St. John's River City Satin Swing Band at 7 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 13, 2009 in Rumph Dining Room, Advent Christian
Village, Dowling Park. Enjoy A Taste of Mardi Gras,
dinner at 6 p.m. Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.

Feb. 19, 2009
NFCC Artist Series to present-
The Ritz Chamber Players
North Florida Community College Artist Series will
present "The Ritz Chamber Players" at 7 p.m, Thursday,
Feb. 19, 2009 in Van H. Priest Auditorium, Madison
campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6 NFCC students and chil-
dren age 12 and under. Future show: "Barrage: High
Strung" March 31, 2009. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or
www.nfcc.edu.

March 12, 2009
SHS School Advisory Council
will meet
School Advisory Council for Suwannee High School
will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the stu-
dent activities room at the high school. All interested stu-
dents, parents, teachers and community members are in-
vited to attend.'

March' 20, 2009
,LCCC2 20820,09,,Lyceum Series. ' rr
to present The Moscow Cats Theater
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum Se-
ries will present The Moscow Cats Theater at 7:30 p.m.,
Friday, March 20, 2009 in Levy Performing Arts Center,
Lake City. Features trained cats doing everything from
shimmying in hula hoops to tightrope-walking, and, also
a trained dog or two,,and some clowns, all emceed by
Yuri Kuklachev, a circus performer in his native Russia.
Info/tickets: Box Office, 386-754-4340. Info/Lyceum Se-
ries: Mark Kirby, 386-754-4274,
kirbym@lakecitycc.edu.

April 17, 2009
LCCC 2008-2009 Lyceum Series
to present Del Suggs in Concert
Lake City Community College 2008-2009 Lyceum Se-
ries will present Del Suggs in Concert at 7:30 p.m., Fri-
day, April 17, 2009 in Levy Performing Arts Center,
Lake City. Del Suggs is best known for his unique style,
which he calls - Saltwater music: "a combination of
acoustic rock, pop, blues, and folk music - with a sun-
burn!" Info/tickets: Box Office, 386-754-4340.
Info/Lyceum Series: Mark Kirby, 386-754-4274, kir-
bym@lakecitycc.edu.

May 14, 2009
SHS School Advisory Council
will meet
School Advisory Council for Suwannee High School
will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2009 in the stu-
dent activities room at the high school. All interested stu-
dents, parents, teachers and community members are in-
vited to attend.

March 31, 2009
NFCC Artist Series to present
Barrage: High Strung
North Florida Community College Artist Series will
present "Barrage: High Strung" at 7 p.m, Tuesday,
March 31, 2009 in Van H. Priest Auditorium, Madison
campus. Tickets, $12 adults; $6 NFCC students and chil-
dren age 12 and under. Info/tickets: 850-973-1653 or
www.nfcc.edu.


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Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff - Branford -
third Wednesday; Town Hall, Council Chambers, Bran-
ford; 1-2:30 p.m.; trained staff' visits to assist con-
stituents; Info: 202-225-5235, www.house.gov/boyd/.
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) Staff - Live Oak -
third Wednesday; City Council Chambers, City Hall,
101 SE White Ave., Live Oak; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; trained
staff visits to assist constituents; Info: 202-225-5235,
www.house.gov/boyd/.
State Representative Debbie Boyd's staff holds of-
fice hours in Branford, Mayo and Live Oak - A mem-
ber of State Representative Debbie Boyd's (D-Newber-
ry) staff will visit Branford in Suwannee County on the
first Wednesday afternoon of every month and in Mayo
in Lafayette County and Live Oak in Suwannee County
on the first Thursday of every month so the citizens will
have an opportunity to meet personally with staff and
discuss issues. Schedule: Branford - 2-5 p.m., Wednes-
days in Branford City Hall; 9:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays
in Lafayette County Commissioners Board Room; and
1:30-5 p.m., Thursdays in the Live Oak City Hall's
Council Meeting Room.
Alzheimer's Support Group - third Thursday (ex-
cept December) at 3:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan Center,
Dowling Park. Info: Angie Paarlberg, 386-658-5594.
American Legion Post 59 - third Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Nell's Restaurant, Branford.
American Legion Post 107 - The Harry C. Gray II
Memorial American Legion Post No. 107 - business
meeting, first Thursday ,at noon and third Thursday at
6:30 p.m., at 10726 142nd St., east of US 129 (Blue
Lake Road), McAlpin. This is to accommodate both
those who cannot travel after dark and those who work
during the day. Info: Richard Buffington, 386-364-5985.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 107 - first Sat-
urday; 10 a.m.; Harry C. Gray II Memorial American
Legion Post No. 107, 10726 142nd Rd., Live Oak. Info:
Tanya Lees, 386-364-8331.
American Legion Post 132 - second Tuesday; 7 p.m.;
Wellborn Masonic Lodge, on CR 137, dowptpwn Well-
born; Info: Gerald McKean, 386-963-5901.
Bible college classes offered - Third Saturday, from
2-5 p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to
learn more about the Word? Can't attend classes full
time? Maybe this is your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson,
386-364-1607 or 386-344-4192.
Bluegrass Pickin - Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Pickin - first Saturday, 7 p.m., Otter Springs Resort
Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton. It is free to the pub-
lic, in a,nice, air-conditioned building. Info: Cloud Ha-
ley, toll-free 800-990-5410.
Bosom Buddies - a breast cancer support group -
meets at 6 p.m., second Monday, at First Advent Christ-
ian Church in Live Oak. Breast cancer survivors are in-
vited to share information, prayer and strength with each
other. Info: Lisa Mills, 386-208-3949.
Branford Camera Club - third Thursday; 7:30 p.m.;
Branford Library; second Thursday; Note: no August or
December meeting; Info: Carolyn Hogue, 386-935-
2044.
Chamber of Commerce - Suwannee County - sec-
ond Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-3071.
Christian Mission in Action - first Tuesday, 6 p.m.,
at Triumph the Church and kingdom of God in Christ
Youth Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info:
Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry - free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at
John H. Hale Community Park and Recreation Center,
Duval Street, Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-
4560.
Citizens for Positive Progress - third Friday, 6:30
p.m. at American Legion Post 107, 10726 142nd St.,
McAlpin, off US 129 South. Potluck supper before the
meeting. Info: Ana Smith, 386-364-5584.
Council for Progress of Suwannee County - second
Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-3071.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408-Tiger, Wolf, Bears and
Webelos. dens (grades one - five) - every Tuesday,
Aug.-May only; 6:30-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church,
Live Oak.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 126 - sec-
ond Thursday; 6 p.m.; 226 Parshley St., S.W, Live Oak;
Info: 386-362-1701.
Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) - first
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Companion Animal Hospital, 605
N. Houston Street, Live Oak. DART helps out with p&ts,
livestock, horses, birds and all animals during natural
disasters. Volunteers needed. Info: 386-208-0072.'
Dowling Park Volunteers - first Saturday; 1100
hours (11 a.m.); training each following Saturday at
1100 (11 a.m.); 22992 CR 250, Live Oak.
Drug Free Coalition of Suwannee County - last
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at 813 Pinbwood Way, Live Oak.
Info: Mary Taylor, 386-362-2272, suwannee coali-
tion@mac.com, www.drugfreesuwannee.com.
Fibromyalgia support group - first Monday, 6 p.m.,
at Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 Ohio Avenue
South, Live Oak. Feel free to bring family members.
Info: 386-842-5206.
Florida Gateway Charter Chapter of the American
Business Women's Association - second Thursday; 6
p.mi; locations change; Info: Sandy Harrison, 386-754-
0434 or 386-752-0516.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park - second
Tuesday; 10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River State
Park, US 90 West, Live Oak; Last birding walk for 2008
will be held Saturday. Oct. 25; meet at park 8 a.m.; bring


water, binoculars and favorite bird ID book; wear com-
fortable shoes or boots. Park entrance fees apply. Info:
Membership Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-971-5354,
wbs@surfbest.net or 386-362-2746,
fosrsp@surfbest.net.
Ft. White Quilt Sisters - last Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, at
Ft. White Town Hall near Library. Quilters of all skill
levels are welcome to join us for a relaxing time of fun,
fellowship and of course quilting. No dues or fees re-
quired - just the love and desire to quilt. Bring your


lunch and quilting - make new quilting friends. Info:
386-497-4179.
Food free to anyone in need - Alapaha River Band of
Cherokee, Inc., a non-profit organization, will give away
free food to anyone in need first and third Fridays, from
noon-3 p.m. at Free Food Service Pantry, 3589 NW 28th
Terrace, Jennings. Info: Chief Joan Nelson, 386-938-
4625 or 386-938-3609, or www.thealapahariverband-
ofcherokeeinc.org.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak - first Friday;
noon; 1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Girl Scout Leaders, Girl Scouts of Gateway Coun-
cil - first Monday; 7 p.m.; First Advent Christian
Church, Live Oak; Info: Peggy Rudser, membership
specialist, 212 N. Marion Ave., Suite 230, Lake City, FL
32055, 386-758-3230 or toll-free 866-295-17271.
Hamilton County Governmental, Bellville Volun-
teer Fire/Rescue executive board - second Monday, 7
p.m.
Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Preven-
tion Coalition - fourth Wednesday; 9:30-11 a.m.,
Hamilton County School Board meeting room, JRE Lee
Administrative Complex, Jasper; Info: Grace McDon-
ald, 386-938-4911, mcdonaldgl@alltel.net
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners - first
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., County
Commissioners' Board Room, courthouse, Jasper.
Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. -
first Thursday; 6 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper
(courthouse annex); Info: 386-792-1300.
Hamilton County Democratic Party - 7 p.m., sec-
ond Monday, Jasper Public Library. All registered De-
mocrats are invited to come. Info: Rhett Bullard, 386-
303-2039.
Hamilton County Development Authority - second
Thursday; 7 p.m., at 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4, Jasper
(courthouse annex); Info: 386-792-6828.
Hamilton County Pink Ladies - second Tuesday,
10:30 a.m., odd months meeting held at Suwannee Val-
ley Nursing Center, 427 NW 15th Ave., Jasper; even
months at Trinity Community Hospital, 506 NW 4th St.
Jasper. They hold fund-raisers to benefit nursing center
and hospital.
Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Board -
second Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Hamilton County Board of
County Commissioners meeting room, Hamilton Coun-
ty Courthouse, Jasper; open to the public.
Hamilton County Riding Club - first Saturday; 5
p.m., meeting-games; Hamilton County Arena, Jasper;
third Saturday; 5 p.m.; trail ride-dinner, location an-
nounced at the first Saturday meeting; new members
welcome; Info: 386-792-2725.
Hamilton County School Board - board meetings,
second Monday (third Monday during June and July);
School Board workshops-fourth Mondays - as needed.
For times and locations, visit the district's Web site at
www.firn.edu/schools/hamilton/hamilton.
Hamilton County Tourist Development Council -
second Wednesday; 1 p.m.; 1153 US 41 NW, Suite 4,
Jasper (courthouse annex); public is welcome. Info: 386-
792-6828.
Healthy Horizons, a chronic illness support group -
meets at 6:30 p.m., second and third Thursdays at Christ
Central Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak.
Group discussion, educational materials and friendly
support provided to enable all to live to their fullest po-
tential. All who live with a chronic condition are invited
to attend. Open to all members of the community. Info:
Church, 386-208-1345..
Home and Community Educators (HCE) - first
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Suwannee County Extension
Office, Coliseum Complex, 1302 Eleventh Street, Live
Oak; new members welcome; Pleasant Hill-second
Monday, at 10 a.m.; McAlpin Community Center,
McAlpin; Formerly known as Pleasant Hill Home Ex-
tension Club. Short business meeting, followed by a
workshop of different projects for the community. Visi-
tors are always welcome. Info: Donna Wade, president,
386-963-3516, or Barbara Parks, 386-362-3044. Happy
Homemakers-second Wednesday; Suwannee County
Coliseum Complex, 1302 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Info: 386-362-2771.
Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley -
second Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Columbia County Public Li-
brary; Lake City. United Way of Suwannee Valley serves
as the lead agency for the Homeless Services Network of
Suwannee Valley, which serves the counties of Colum-
bia, Suwannee, Lafayette and Hamilton. The network in-
cludes agencies and individuals interested in the services
available to those who are homeless or threatened with
homelessness. Agency representatives, individuals,
homeless and formerly homeless, with an interest in the
needs of those who are experiencing homelessness or are
threatened with homelessness are encouraged to attend.
Humane Society, Suwannee Valley - Animal Shel-
ter - second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bis-
bee Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison
County; Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Jasper City Council Meeting - second Monday; 6
p.m.; Jasper City Hall.
Jennings Town Council Meeting , first Tuesday; 7
p.m.; Jennings Town Hall.
White Springs Town Council Meeting: second
Tuesday; 7 p.m.; White Springs Town Hall.
Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild - fourth Wednes-
day, in Lake City; for anyone interested in quilts and the
art of quilting; the quilting public is invited. Info: Mar-
cia Kazmierski, president, 386-752-2461.
Leona 4-H Community Club - first Monday; 7 p.m.;


home of Avon and Betty Hicks, 6107 180th St.,
McAlpin; Info: petty Hicks, 386-963-4205; Pam Net-
tles, 386-963-1236.
Lion's Club - second Tuesday and fourth Tuesday; 7
p.m.; Farm Bureau meeting room; Info: Homer Scrog-
gin, 386-364-4098.
Live Oak Artist Guild - first Tuesday; 7 p.m.; 213
NW Second St., Live Oak; Artwalk - from 7-9 p.m.,
third Friday. Artwalk End of the Season Celebration will
be Friday, June 20. Artwalk will resume again Friday,


have experienced the loss of a baby; Info: Cheryl Bailey,
352-692-5107, toll-free 800-816-0596.
SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
- Advent Christian Village - Dowling Park - trained
volunteers help elders and their caregivers in Dowling
Park area of Suwannee County to understand Medicare
and other health insurance programs make informed de-
cisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards
and on discounted prescription drug programs and eligi-


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Live Oak Artist Guild's Theater group meets third
Monday, 6 p.m., Cultural Arts and Gallery, 213 Second
St. NW, Live Oak. Members of the community are en-,
couraged to join them.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2008-09 - will
present a variety of performances thru Feb. 13, 2009.
Season or individual tickets are available at Live Oak
Chamber of Commerce, The Music Center in Live Oak
or at Advent Christian Village cashier's office, Dowling
Park. Individual event tickets also available at the door.
Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.
Live Oak Garden Club - September-May; Morning
Glories-third Friday; Night Bloomers-third Tuesday,
1302 S.W. Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Live Oak Senior Citizens - first Monday; 10:30 a.m.;
Exhibition II Building, Coliseum Complex, 1302 SW
Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted tours available, prices
vary; Deposits due at registration, balance due before
trip. Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386-842-2241.
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak - first Friday at
hoon; 1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society - Animal Shelter
- second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee
Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison
County; Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Live Oak, Suwannee County Recreation Board -
second Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Suwannee Parks & Recre-
ation offices, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak; Info: 386-362-
3004.
MADD Dads - Third Thursday; 7 p.m.; Suwannee
County Courthouse.
Man To Man Group - second Thursday; 7 p.m.; Mar-
vin E. Jones Building, Dowling Park; free; refreshments
provided; Info: American Cancer Society toll-free 800-
ACS-2345 or the local office toll-free 888-295-6787
(Press 2) Ext. 11.4.
Market Days - Advent Christian Village - first Sat-
urday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Space-first-come, first-serve basis,
$10 each; Village Square shops open; Info: Lodge Office
386-658-5200.
McAlpin Community Club - second Monday; 7
p.m.; covered dish dinner first; everyone welcome; pur-
pose - to acquaint members of the community of ser-
vices available in the county; Info: Donna Wade, 386-
935-3516 or Shirley Jones, 386-963-5357; building
rental: Leslie Owens, 386-364-3400.
MOAA (Military Officers Association of America)
- fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Elks Club, Lake City;
former and present officers meet for dinner and pro-
gram; Info: Dennis Tarkington, 386-719-7092 or Tandy
Carter, 386-719-9706.
MOMS Club - second Wednesday; 11:15 a.m. at the
fellowship hall of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, go
West on US 90 - seven miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2 miles
from the Columbia/Suwannee County line, 12 miles
from Live Oak; Info: 386-397-1254, MOM-
SClubofLiv.eOakLakeCityFl@alltel.net
National Active and Retired Federal Employees.
(N.A.R.F.E.) Association - third Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.; at
628 SE Allison Ct., Lake City; guest speakers; all pre-
sent and retired federal employees invited; Info: Miriam
Stanford, 386-755-0907; 386-755-8570,
purvislkcty@aol.com; or 386-752-6593,
rhurstl67 @ comcast.net..
North Florida Chapter of Newborns in Need -i first
Tuesday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; in the small conference room
at Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 US 129
South, Live Oak.. Please join them if you crochet, knit,
sew, serge or can cut out or package. Help them take care
of the premature babies in our area. Info: Mabel Gra-
ham, 386-590-4075.
North Florida Conservation and Airboat Alliance -
second Tuesday; 7 p.m.; John H. Hale Community Park
& Recreation Center, 215 NE Duval St., Live Oak; all
meetings covered dish; airboaters and sportsmen work-
ing to keep public lands and waterways open for every-
one to use and enjoy. No December meeting. President -
Winston Williams; Vice President - Garry Garrison;
Secretary-Treasurer Patty Wood-Williams. Info: Win-
ston Williams, 386-362-6716; or e-mail pattyan-
nwood@realtyagent.com.
North Florida Hope Share - second Tuesday, 6 p.m.,
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Division
Training Room, (old Mastec building), 1902 NE Duval
St., Live Oak. Non-profit support group for grieving par-
ents and family members. Light refreshments served.
Info: Missy Norris, 386-364-3789 or 386-364-4064.
Nursing Mom's Group - second Friday; 10 a.m.;
Suwannee River Regional Library, Live Oak; Info:
Michelle, 386-776-2955.
Pink Ladies of Jasper - second Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.,
odd months meeting held at Suwannee Valley Nursing
Center, 427 NW 15th Ave., Jasper; even months at Trin-
ity Community Hospital, 506 NW 4th St. Jasper. They
hold fund-raisers to benefit nursing center and hospital.
Pleasant Hill Home and Community Education
(HCE) Club, formerly known as Home Extension
Club - second Monday, 10 a.m., McAlpin Community
Center Small business meeting, followed by a workshop
of different projects for the community. Visitors are al-
ways welcome. Info: Donna Wade, president, 386-963-
3516, or Barbara Parks, 386-362-3044.
Remembering the Loss of Your Baby - first Thurs-
day; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hospice of North Central Flori-
da, North Building Counseling Room, 4305 NW 90th
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Happy Holidays from the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce and the Christmas on the Square Committee.
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Oak Dec. 6, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lighted parade beginning at 6 p.m. Whether you are first time visitor or have been here
many times, we know you will enjoy over 200 booths with handmade crafts, the variety of food is always a delight and the Car Show
continues to grow. Santa Land at Millennium Park with pictures with Santa, bounce tents, obstacle course, and more.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy a wonderful day in Suwannee County.
For more information, email: staff@suwanneechamber.com or www.suwanneechamber.com.
Roy Crain, Christmas on the Square Chairman
The Committee members are Myrtle Parnell, Susan Hillhouse, Coordinator; Cher Mohan, Doug Aukerman (NJROTC), Hardy Till-
man, Carolyn Spilatore, Amy Johnson, Cary Lee and John Burley.


Come and celebrate "A Winter Wonderland" with us on
Saturday, December 6th in historic Live Oak, Florida.
While shopping for that one of a kind, handcrafted
Christmas gift, visitors to the Twenty-Fourth Annual
Christmas On The Square may enjoy good food, fun for
young and old alike, and of course, a visit with Santa..
Christmas On The Square begins early, so bundle up
and have your coffee and a funnel cake with us. The arts
and crafts show opens at 8:00 a.m., and entertainment
will be provided by a variety of hometown groups. Oth-
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Queen, are this year's Christmas on the Square

Parade Grand Marshals!


By Vivian Starling
After more than 28 years of living in the hustle and bustle of south Florida
Roy and Shirley Guercio decided to moved north. Roy, who had been a part
of the WTVJ Channel 4 team in Miami for 22 years, and Shirley - a stay-at
-home mom who managed rental property owned by the Guercios, decided
Alachua County seemed the logical area. After all, they had a daughter attend-
ing the University of Florida and the move would be perfect. Roy obtained a
real estate license and Shirley who had her real estate license began exploring
the surrounding area for business opportunities. It seemed Roy and Shirley
was still looking for that "small town" where they could be a part of the com-
munity and make a difference. Live Oak and Suwannee County caught their
interest and in 1993 when they purchased the franchise of the local Dairy
Queen in Live Oak Roy and Shirley knew they had come home. Roy and
Shirley knew immediately it was important to, "get involved in the county, not
just say we were committed to making a difference, but show that we were
physically and financially committed to making that difference where we live.
and work", reflected Roy and Shirley.
And what a difference they have made since 1993! It has been that commit-
ment that has shined through in their involvement in the community. The
Guercios have sponsored every activity you could think of from area Little
League football, baseball, soccer teams to school benefits for area elementary
schools which could help raise as much as $1700 at each event, to the "Gold
Card" presented to youth who make the Honor Roll. "I can remember we
would start three days in advance lining things up for parents and teachers to
come into DQ and put on the three hour fund-raising event, it takes a lot of
prep and follow through. It was so worth the investment to see the smiles on
the parents, children and teachers faces when they reached a goal or were able
to do a special school project or trip," reflects Shirley. "One of my most hap-
piest moments was when I presented a young lady a $500 scholarship from
DQ.. .to see the look on the faces of these young people, well it's just some-
thing you don't forget," Roy Guercio said. "It's important for a business tb be
a part of the community and the community to be a part of the business, it all
comes back as the Bible says to you in the end."
That is what the Guercios have strived to be...good stewards of the commu-
nity. One of many examples is the Guercios and DQ supporting the area 269th
National Guard Unit when deployed in 2003. Families received discounts
when they presented their military id cards. But it goes beyond Suwannee
County, "Mr. Roy" is a United States Army Veteran from the Vietnam war.
After enlisting in the Army and five months of infantry training "Mr. Roy" was
chosen for the Presidential Honor Guard - 1st Bat. 3rdInfantry. Roy and
Shirley's commitment to the men and women and families who serve in the
United States Military is there for everyone to witness as they enter DQ. As
this interview was taking place a neon sign caught the attention of one family
as they placed their order. It moved the mother to seek out Roy and Shirley to
personally thank them. "Thank you for remembering my son - you don't
know him, his name is Gary and he recently finished a tour in the Persian
Gulf," Gary's mother Susan Borchardt stated. The Borchardts, who are from
Columbia County, were in Live Oak for a sporting event and ABH Borchardt is
currently serving on the USS Ronald Regan. The sign simply asked folks to
remember our military men and women and God Bless American.
Roy and Shirley, who will celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary in May
2009 live by the golden rule -according to "Mr. Roy" - "you treat others the
way you want to be treated and it comes right back to you double fold, that's
why our business has been so successful. Another important factor is I've had
Shirley for my partner, I couldn't have done none of this without her," simply
stated Roy. Ms. Shirley has encouraged Mr. Roy to serve their community
through various civic and service organizations while she takes care of the


business aspects over the years. "Mr. Roy "reflects joining the Live Oak Ro-
tary Club was one of the best things he ever did, "I have received more than I
ever gave." Roy served seven years on the Rotary Board of Directors, eight
years with United Way, and two years on the Suwannee County Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors. "Mr. Roy" has served on "Christmas on the
Square" Committee for the past five years as well. Currently, Roy gets the
most joy from serving as a counselor for SCORE which counsels with young
people who are interested in starting a business or who have just formed a new
business. Although SCORE was organized in Columbia "Mr. Roy" serves in
the Suwannee County area. "We - Shirley and I, have truly been blessed. DQ
has been a way of life for Shirley and myself and thanks to the community,
great employees and lots of work we are looking forward to semi-retirement (I
have a feeling spending more time doing what they love most - spoiling their
four granddaughters is top on the list), and turning our business over to our
daughter Suzanne and her husband. "This will be a second generation busi-
ness and hopefully one day a third generation with our grandchildren," stated
Roy & Shirley. There is so much more we could share about "Mr. Roy" &
"Ms. Shirley" but nothing more important than their love for the community
and the folks they serve at DQ. "Mr. Roy" & "Ms. Shirley" - thank you for all
you do, we are truly honored to have you serve as our Parade Grand Marshals
and be a part of the Suwannee County Community!

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008
* Arts and Crafts 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Entertainment 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Car and Truck Show 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Santa Land at Millennium Park
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Food and Drinks Available 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Downtown on the Square
* Night Christmas Parade 6 p.m.
Come out and have a great time!!!


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8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, contact
Alan Bedenbaugh at 386-590-0595 or
Suwannee County Chamber at 386-362-3071
100% of the proceeds benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Make checks payable to
Professional Firefighters of Live Oak


Classes
* Muscle Car * Street Rod
* Classics * Low Rider (Truck or
Car) *.Race Cars* * Motorcycles
* Custom Truck (All Types)
*Race cars will be for show only.


Christmas on the Square
* Entertainment Schedule 2008 |
9 a.m. till 10 a.m. - Sharon's. School of Dance
6 10:15 a.m. till 10:45 a.m. -
6 Suwannee Spirit Cheer
11 a.m. till 12 p.m. - The Dance Shop
12:15 till 12:45 - Suwannee Elementary
1 p.m. till 1:25 p.m. -
Suwannee Intermediate ,
1:25 p.m. till 1:50 p.m. - 6
6 Christ Central Praise Team
2 p.m. till 2:20 p.m. -
_ Christ Central Youth Group
* 2:20 p.m. till 2:35 p.m. - Mary Remmert
1 2:45 p.m. till 2:50 p.rh. - 1st United Methodist Church
Children Choir
* 2:50 p.m. till 2:55 p.m. - Synthia Bigemen (1 song)
2:55 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. - Dani Robinson (2 songs)
_ 3:00 p.m. till 3:10 p.m. - Girl Scouts (2 songs)
* 3:10 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. - Dee Burkett 4
3:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. - Catlin Eady


Parade route
Line up will be in front of the Suwannee Elementary
School on Highway 129 S (Ohio Ave). The entries will
depart from SES. Down Ohio Ave and proceed north
to Howard St. Once at Howard St. the parade will
continue west to Houston Avenue.
At Houston Avenue the route will go south to the
parking area at Langford Stadium. The parade line up
will began at 4 p.m. Please call the Chamber
386-362-3071 Friday, Dec. 5, for your line up
number, if you have not already been notified. Parade
will start proriptly at 6 p.m. Dec. 6.


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Addictions Support Group - Greater
faith-based addictions support group - 1
6 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow
at Christ Central Ministries, 1550 Walker
Live Oak, iii the Suwannee County Mall.
vides spiritual and emotional support in a
mental setting. Info: 386-208-1345.
Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon Group now
Banford Al-Anon Group - Fridays, 7:30
United Methodist Church on the corner of
Henry Streets, Branford. Info: Barbara, 3
Linda, 386-935-5362.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Branford - T
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Methodist Church, Express and Henry S
Info: 386-963-5827.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Live Oak
Thursday and Fridays, 8 p.m., Precinct
ing, Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: 3
Alcoholics Anonymous - Mayo Grou
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8
House, Pine Street, Mayo. Info: 386-674-6
Alcoholics Anonymous - Trinity Grou
7-8 p.m.; Jasper Library; Info: 386-963-58
Alcoholics Anonymous - White Sprint
to Change - Mondays, 8 p.m., Methodist C
Springs. Info: 386-397-1410.
American Legion Post 107 - BINGO
day, games at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; smoki:
public invited; must be 18 or older; Turke3
urdays, 12: 30 p.m. Directions: US 129 sc
Street, go east 1 mile, on the right.'Info: 3
noon-6 p.m.
Bluegrass Association - Saturdays; 6 p.
jam at the Pickin' Shed; except during
events; Spirit of. the Suwannee Music P
North, Live Oak; potluck dinners third Sat
month; Info: 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club - Mondays, 6:45 p.m., C
Restaurant, Live Oak. Info: 386-362-3200
Boy Scout Troop 693 - Mondays, 7
Club, Bass Road, until further notice. In
6121.
Christian Home Educators of
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weekly in Live Oak. Info: e-mail ches3inl
Civil Air Patrol - Suwannee Valle,
Squadron - Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
hangar at the Suwannee County Airpor
Membership open to children ages 12-18
Info: Capt. Grant W. Meadows Jr. in Live (
0701 or Capt. Rick Peters in Lake City,
or www.gainesvillecap.org or www.cap.go
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Fhursdays at NW 28th Terrace, Jennings. Info: Chief Joan Nelson, Community
:wship hall 386-938-4625 or 386-938-3609, or www.thealapa- St., Live O0
Ave. SW,. hariverbandofcherokeeinc.com. friends and
Group pro- - Girl Scout Junior Troop 1077 - every Friday; 3:30 , Beekman, c
non-judg- p.m.; Suwannee River Regional Library, US 129 South, Suwanne
Live Oak. Info: Jenise Freeland, 386-364-4932 or from 9 a.m.
meets with jenifree@alltel.net. 7 thru mos
p.m., at First Greater Visions, a faith-based addictions support Oak. The lh
f Express and group - Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in east end (lo
86-294-3348; the fellowship hall at Christ Central Ministries, 1550 um, known
Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the Suwannee County Ohio Avenu
Fuesdays, Fri- Mall. Group provides spiritual and emotional support in farmer's m
ford United a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386-208-1345. Farmer's M
St., Branford. Healthy Horizons, a chronic illness support group checks. Info
- 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays at Christ Cen-- 386-362-11
- Tuesday, tral Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak. Group Coupon, 38
Voting Build- discussion, educational materials and friendly support Suwanne
86-688-6037. provided to enable all to live to their fullest potential. per year. Te
p - Sundays, All who live with a chronic condition are invited to at- events first
p.m.; Manna tend. Open to all members of the community. Info: 2622.
6424. Church, 386-208-1345. Suwanne
p - Mondays, Jasper Kiwanis Club of Hamilton County - tivities for
!27. Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., J.R. Lee Complex, Jasper. Call bus pickup
gs - Courage for an application, 386-792-3484, 386-755-4896 or 386- activities at
Church, White 792-1110; leave name, address and phone or contact GO with pr
number. ed at 1171'
- every Tues- Kiwanis International of Live Oak - meets at Evans, 386.
ng permitted; noon, Wednesdays at Farm Bureau, 407 S. Dowling Suwaun
y shoot - Sat- Ave., Live Oak. ' , p.m., Crapp
south to 142nd Lake City Guys & Gals singles group - Lake City Library, US
86-362-5987, Guys & Gals, a singles group, in conjunction with Lake 386-362-18
City/Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation, TOPS -
min.; bluegrass meets Fridays from 7-10:30 p.m. at Teen Town Recre- Thursdays;
main festival ation Center, three blocks past Post Office, next to Church of
'ark, US 129 Memorial Stadium, Lake City. Info: Lorene Hamilton, fordable we
urday of each 386-984-6071. . ........ .......... 3720 or-Shi
Narcotics Anonymous-Branford - Thursday, 7:30 TOPS -
3olden Corral p.m.; at United Methodist Church, corner Express and Wednesday
Henry, Branford. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated Church of
p.m., Shrine -with United Methodist Church. Help Line: 352-376- fordable we
ifo: 386-590- 8008, http://fdt.net/~ncoastna. Vagabon
Narcotics Anonymous-Jasper - Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Thursdays,
Suwannee . at Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St., NE. Narcotics ation Cente
ip that meets Anonymous is not affiliated with Jasper Public Library. square dan
@yahoo.com. Help Line, 352-376-8008, http://fdt.net/-ncoastna. exercise. Fi
y Composite Narcotics Anonymous-Live Oak - Tuesday, 7 p.m., Info: 386-7
at the EAA Thursday, noon and Friday, 7 p.m. at First United Weight
rt, Live Oak. Methodist Church, 311 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak. St. Luke's ]
and all adults. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with First United The Tow
Dak, 386-208- Methodist Church. Help Line, 352-376-8008, Market - e
386-623-1356 http://fdt.net/~-ncoastna. & Heritage
)v. Narcotics Anonymous - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6- the Town o
(1100 hours) 7 p.m.; Closed sessions. Info: Lee Devore, 386-294- selling youi
3220. da Maynard
River Band of Quarterback Club Meeting - Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays. I
on, will give at Old Nettie Baisden school next to the football stadi- by the vend
third Fridays, um. jellies, cheek


Dance - 7 p.m., Thursdays at John H. Hale
y Park & Recreation Center, 215 NE Duval
ak. Learn to square dance, it's fun, meet new
get great exercise. First lesson free. Ralph
:aller. Info: 386-752-2544.
ee County Small Farmer's Market - open
-2 p.m. (or sold out), Wednesdays only, May
t of July at 208 Ohio Avenue North, Live
location will be the same as last year, on the
'ading dock) of the Suwannee County Muse-
as the old railroad depot. You can turn off
ue (US 129 North) on Haines Street. The
Market will honor both W.I.C. and Senior
markett Nutrition Coupons, as well as cash and
o: Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupon,
164; W.I.C. Farmer's Market Nutrition
86-3.62-2708 and for vendors, 386-362-1728.
ee River.Riding Club - Membership fee $25
am roping first and third Friday night. Speed
I and third Saturday night. Info: 386-935-

ee River Economic Council, Inc. - free ac-
seniors - Monday-Friday, free full lunch and
for seniors in Suwannee County. Other free
t 10 a.m., Wednesdays, including free BIN-
izes and at 11:30 a.m. free full lunch; Locat-
Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak. Info: Bruce
-362-1164.
ee Valley Barbershop Chorus - Tuesdays, 7
ps Meeting Room, Suwannee River Regional
S 129 South, Live Oak; Info: Fred Phillips,
886.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 662;
meeting 9 a.m.; at Live Oak Community
God, 10639 US 129 South, Live Oak; Af-
eight loss support group. Info: Pat, 386-935-
erry, 386-776-2735.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 798;
s; meeting 9 a.m.; at Live Oak Community
God, 10639 US 129 South, Live Oak; Af-
'ight loss support group. Info: 386-362-5933.
d Squares - square dancing - 7 p.m.,
at John H. Hale Community Park & Recre-
r, 215 NE Duval St., Live Oak. Learn to
ce, it's fun, meet new friends and get great
first lesson free. Ralph Beekman, caller.
52-2544.
Watchers - Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Episcopal, toll-free 800-651-6000.
n of White Springs Weekly Farmer's
every Tuesday, from 2-6 p.m. at the Nature
Tourism Center, on US 41 sponsored by
f White Springs. If you are interested in
r farm fresh produce, contact Asa or Lucin-
d at 386-884-0035, or you can register on
Produce must be local and 60 percent grown
lor. Other homemade products such as jams,
eses, etc., are also welcome.


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Continued From Page 6 Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Suwannee Valley Builders Association - second
- second Monday; 7-9 p.m.; Suwannee River Water Thursday; 6 p.m.; Cheryl's Noon Buffet, Fifth Street,
ability requirements; free; Info: appointment - 386-658- Management District, US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak; Info: Live Oak; $5 per person for meal and meeting.
3333 or 386-658-5329; Florida Department of Elder Af- Sam Bigbie, 386-362-5090; Don Neale, 386-362-4850; Suwannee Valley Genealogical Society - first Thurs-
fairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday, 8:30 Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-3256. day; 7 p.m., Wilbur St., Live Oak; Open Tuesdays and
a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Suwannee County Animal Control Governing Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Info: 386-330-
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of El- Board - at 5 p.m., second Tuesday at Suwannee River 0110.
ders) Branford - statewide program of the Florida De- Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. Public Suwannee Valley Humane Society - Animal Shelter
apartment of Elder Affairs. Free unbiased Medicare coun- invited. Info: 386-364-1860. - second Monday; noon; at the shelter located on Bisbee
selling provided. Trained SHINE Volunteers offer infor- Suwannee County Cattlemen's Association - third Loop, south entrance, in Lee off CR 255, Madison
mation and assistance with Medicare, Medicare Pre- Thursday; 6:30 p.m.; Farmers Co-op meeting room; County; Info: toll-free 866-Adoptl2, 866-236-7812,
scription Drug Plans, Medicare supplemental insurance, Info: Herb Rogers, 386-362-4118. www.geocities.com/suwanneehs.
Medicaid programs, and prescription assistance pro- Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce - second Suwannee Valley Quilters - first and third Thursday;
grams offered by pharmaceutical companies. They can Thursday; 7:30 a.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; 10 a.m.; Info: Jane, 386-776-2909 - after 4 p.m.
also provide valuable information about Medicare to Info: 386-362-3071, Suwannee Valley Kennel Club - third Tuesday; 7:30
persons soon to turn 65. Call the following number and, Suwannee County: Council for Progress of p.m.; Hospitality and Recreational Building, Columbia
they will refer you to the shine counseling site at Bran- Suwannee County - second Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.;' 816 County Fairgrounds, Lake City.
ford Public Library or a shine counselor will call you if South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Info: 386-362-3071. Tourist Development Council - Suwannee County
you cannot visit this site. Info: Elder Helpline, toll-free Suwannee County Conservation District - third - fourth Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak;
800-262-2243. Thursday, 7 p.m., at Suwannee River Water Manage- Info: 386-362-3071.
SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders ment District Office, US 90 and CR 49, Live Oak. Open Vision SSeeds, Inc. - second Tuesday, 6 p.m. prompt-
- Jasper - Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Hamilton Pharma- to the public. Info: District Office, 386-362-2622, ext. ly, at location to be announced. Spiritual-Social-Educa-
cy Assistance Program, Sandlin Building, 204 NE 1st 3. tional-Economic Development. Save our children! Uni-
Street, Jasper; trained volunteers help elders and their Suwannee County Democratic Executive Commit- ty in Christ Jesus-Empowerment. All are welcome. Info:
caregivers in Suwannee County to understand Medicare tee - first Thursday, 7 p.m., Live Oak City Hall, 101 Otha.White Sr., president, 386-364-1367.
and other health insurance programs make informed de- White Ave. SE, Live Oak; All welcome. Info: Monica, Vivid Visions, Inc. - first Monday; 5:30 p.m.; Dou-
cisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards 346-330-2036. glass Center'Conference Room; a shelter and outreach
and on discounted prescription drug programs and eligi- Suwannee County Development Authority - second agency for victims of domestic violence; Info: 386-364-
bility requirements; free; Info: Florida Department of Tuesday; 5:30 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; 5957.
Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday, Info: 386-362-3071. Wellborn Community Association (WCA) - second
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Suwannee County Tourist Development Council - Thursday; 7 p.m.; Wellborn Community Center; Info:
SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders fourth Tuesday; 1 p.m.; 816 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak; Bonnie Scott, 386-963-4952, 386-208-1733-leave a
- Live Oak - second Monday, 1-3 p.m. or second Thurs- Info: 386-362-3071. message. WCA fund-raiser to benefit building fund -
day, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Suwannee River Regional Library, Suwannee County Senior Citizens - first Monday; Blueberry Pancake Breakfast - first Saturday; center
US 129 South, Live Oak; trained volunteers help elders 10:30 a.m., Exhibition H Building, Coliseum Complex, of Wellborn, Andrews Square; blueberry pancakes,
and their caregivers in Suwannee County to understand 1302 SW Eleventh St., Live Oak; escorted tours avail- sausage and orange juice or coffee. Blueberry Festival
Medicare and other health insurance programs make in- able, prices vary; Deposits due at registration, balance. - first Saturday in June each year.
formed decisions on insurance, Medicare Prescription due before trip. Info: Walter and Charlene Howell, 386- Wellborn Neighborhood Watch - last Thursday, 7
Drug Cards and on discounted prescription drug pro- 842-2241. p.m., Blake Lowe Building, 1517 4th Ave., Wellborn;
grams and eligibility requirements; free; Info: Florida Suwannee Elementary School (SES) School Advi- Info: Bruce or Jane, 386-963-3196.
Department of Elder Affairs toll-free 800-262-2243, sory Council (SAC) - meets at 6 p.m., third Tuesday, in White Springs Town Council. Meeting: second
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. the media center at SES,.1748 South Ohio/Martin Luther Tuesday; 7 p.m.; White Springs Town Hall.
SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders King Jr. Avenue, Live Oak. All interested parties are The White Springs Folk Club - 2007-2008 season
- White Springs - first and third Thursday; 9:30-11:30 welcome to attend.. features performances by well known artists at Telford
a.m:; Library, 12797 Roberts Street, White Springs; free; Suwannee High School (SHS) Band Boosters - sec- Hotel, River Street, White Springs. Dinner and lodging*
trained volunteers help elders and their caregivers in ond Thursday, 6:30 p.m., in the band room at Suwannee are also available, call 386-397-2000 for reservations.
Suwannee County to understand Medicare and other High School, Live Oak. Concert room opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception, drawing
health insurance programs make informed decisions on Suwannee River Valley Archaeology Society - third and intermission performance session featuring local/re-
insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Cards and on dis- Tuesday; public library, Branford; Info: 386-935-4901. gional performers will folloW. Cost: $12.50 per person at
counted prescription drug programs and eligibility re- Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin - first Saturday, 7 the'door, performance and reception. Info: Club, 386-
quirements; Info: Florida Department of Elder Affairs p.m., Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th Ave., 397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net. *
toll-free 800-262-2243, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- Trenton. It is free to the public, in a nice, air-conditioned GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak - first Friday at
4:30 p.m. building. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990-5410. noon;. 1308 Eleventh Street, Live Oak.


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Alapaha River Band of Cherokee, Inc. - a non-
profit organization, will give away free food to anyone
in need first and third Fridays, from noon-3 p.m. at Free
Food Service Pantry, 3589 NW 28th Terrace, Jennings.
Info: Chief Joan Nelson, 386-938-4625 or 386-938-
3609, or
http://www.alapahariverbandofcherokeeinc.org.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) of North
Central Florida - Reaching out to seniors in our area.
A variety of locations all over the north central Florida
area are available for each program. Contact The Amer-
ican Cancer Society toll-free at 800-ACS-2345 for
more information or on the Web at www.cancer.org. Or
contact ACS locally at 352-376-6866, ext. 114 or 127.
ACS Support groups:
I Can Cope - a free educational program for people
facing cancer-either personally or as a caregiver. Of-
fered through a partnership between the Florida Divi-
sion of The American Cancer Society and the Florida
Society of Oncology Social Workers; provides partici-
pants with reliable information, peer support and prac-
tical coping skills. Meets third Monday, 6-7 p.m.,
Phillips Dining Hall, Advent Christian Village, Dowl-
ing Park.
Road To Recovery - lack of transportation is one of
the biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients.
Many need daily or weekly treatment and they don't
have a car or are too ill to drive. The program provides
volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to and
from these life-saving cancer treatments. Call toll-free
800-227-2345 to request a ride or train as a voluteer-
Live Oak/Lake City/Dowling Park.
Look Good, Feel Better - a free, community-based
program that teaches beauty techniques to female can-
cer patients currently in chemotherapy or radiation
treatment to help restore their appearance and self-im-
age. This partnership between the American Cancer So-
ciety, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association
enables certified and licensed beauty professionals to
help cancer patients regain self-confidence during their
treatment. Meets second Monday, 9:30 a.m. in the con-
ference room in Shands at Lake Shore hospital, Lake
City. Continental breakfast provided courtesy of
Shands. Call toll-free to reserve free make-up kits 800-
227-2345.
Reach to Recovery - connects breast cancer patients
with trained breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer, sur-
vivors provide free one-on-one support and informa-
tion to help cope with their breast cancer experience.
Gift bag included. Request a visitor by calling toll-free
800-227-2345-Lake City/Live Oak.
Man to Man - provides men with prostate cancer a
comfortable, community-based setting for discussion,
education and support. The program provides men with
free support on individual and group levels, and offers
participants the opportunity to educate their communi-
ties and advocate for prostate cancer issues. Meets sec-
ond Tuesday, 7 p.m., classroom at Lake City Medical
Center. Refreshments provided by LCMC. Info:' Bill
Mann 386-758-7681. Meets second Thursday, 7 p.m.,
Copeland Community Center, Advent Christian Vil-
lage, Dowling Park. Info: Albert Applewhite, 386-658-
3085.
Angel Food Ministry - Love INC of Suwannee
County - Anyone may purchase a package of food for
$32. Also, one or more specials will be available' for an
additional charge, only with the purchase of a regular
box. You can purchase with Food Stamps (EBT) or by
cash or check. Regular box: $32. Specials vary each
month. Please bring a box (Banana box size) for pack-
ing your food in on the day of pickup. Pay first of
month, food delivered end of month. Info: 386-364-
4673.
Boys and Girls Clubs Car Campaign in Florida -
Boys & Girls Clubs in Florida are asking people with
unwanted cars to remember them. Scrap metal prices
have risen sharply and they will accept most any car
with no restrictions. Donations require titles. All a
donor needs to do is call toll-free 800-246-0493 at any
time and arrangements will be made to pick up the ve-
hicle in just a few days. Cars will be picked up any-
where in Florida, usually with in a week and are sold at
auction. Funds obtained by the sales go directly to help
Florida clubs.
Childbirth classes (free) - Suwannee County Health
Department; every Tuesday; 6-8 p.m.; Info or to regis-
ter: Coleen Cody, 386-362-2708, ext. 218.
Christian Home Educators of Suwannee (CHES) -
home school support group; weekly park days; infor-
mal meetings; fellowship for parents and kids; Info:
ches3inl@yahoo.com or Tammy, 386-362-6939.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry - free food
and' clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1
p.m., at John H. Hale Community Park & Recreation
Center, 215 NE Duval St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey
Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Community Concerts of Lake City, Inc. - typical
performances include jazz, swing, and often Broadway
performers. Reciprocity Program: North Florida Com-
munity College and North Florida Community College.
Info and/or tickets: Herman Gunter, 386-362-7101;
Joan Radford, 386-364-4923.
Dairy Queen Benefit Night - Dairy Queen of Live
Oak will host Dairy Queen Benefit Night the second
Tuesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. to help buy
books for Suwannee Middle School.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) -
DCF service center, 501 Demorest St., Live Oak; pub-


lic assistance recipients get help in completing voter
registration applications; Info: 386-362-1483.
Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed - The
American Red Cross of Suwannee Valley needs volun-
teers for its Disaster Action Team. Info: 386-752-0650.
The Story of Dowling Park - Advent Christian Vil-
lage (ACV) at Dowling Park;, speaking engagement or
a tour for your organization, club or church; ACV rep-
resentatives available; free videotape; Info:, 386-658-
5110, toll-free 800-714-3134, e-mail ccarter@acvil-


lage.net; www.acvillage.net.
Experience Works - a national nonprofit organiza-
tion, (formerly Green Thumb) provides training and
employment services to older workers - over 55 and
with a limited income - in Suwannee County through
the Senior Community Service Employment Program
(SCSEP); minimum wage - 20 hours per week. Info:
Lake City One Stop, 386-755-9026, ext. 3129 for
Loretta or ext. 3134 for Ronald; www.experience-
works.org.
Experimental Airplane Association (EAA) Break-
fast - fourth Saturday; breakfast served from 9-11 a.m.;
at the EAA Chapter Building at the Suwannee County
Airport; -eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, - coffee, fruit
and juice for $4.50; the EAA Chapter sponsors two stu-
dents from NJROTC to go to the Air Academy in
Oshkosh, Wis.
Figure drawing classes with live model by John
Rice - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., local artist and
gallery owner offers figure drawing classes with a live
model; at Suwannee High School, $5 per class-to pay
the model; anyone high school age or older is welcome
to attend; bring your pencils; Info: 386-362-2066.
Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville
- Florida's state natural history museum, near the inter-
section of Southwest 34th Street and' Hull Road, Uni-
versity of Florida Cultural Plaza, Gainesville; 10 a.m.-
5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday; closed
Thanksgiving and Christmas; The Butterfly Rainforest
is a permanent exhibit and includes nectar flowers and
orchids from around the world to support hundreds of
live butterflies. Pre-school and homeschool programs
offered. Info: 352-846-2000, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
Food free to anyone in need - Alapaha River Band
of Cherokee, Inc., a non-profit organization, will give
away free food to anyone in need first and third Fri-
days, from noon-3 p.m. at Free Food Service Pantry,
3589 NW 28th Terrace, Jennings. Info: Chief Joan Nel-
son, 386-938-4625 or 386-938-3609, or
http://www.alapahariverbandofcherokeeinc.org.
Food Bank of Suwannee Valley - a division of
Catholic Charities of Lake City whose purpose is to
distribute food to 14 member agencies for further dis-
tribution in Columbia, Suwannee,,Hamilton and Union
counties to help eliminate hunger. Volunteers are al-
ways needed, call Glenda Parton at 386-755-5683.
WWW.FREECYCLE - Recycle with www.freecy-
cle.org; The Freecycle NetworkTM is made up of many
individual groups across the globe to "recycle" and
keep out of landfills. It's a grassroots and entirely non-
profit movement of people who are giving (and getting)
items for free in their own homes. Membership is free.
To sign up, find your community - Live Oak - Suwan-
nee County - at the Web site www.freecycle.org. When
you want to find a new home for something - you sim-
-ply send; an email offerifigift to members; of the - Live,
Oak - Suwannee County - Freecycle group. Or, maybe
you're looking to acquire something yourself. Simply
post a request for the item and you might just get it.
Non-profit organizations are also welcome to join too!
For more information, log onto www.freecycle.org.
Friends of Suwannee River State Park - second
Tuesday, 10 a.m., board meeting; Suwannee River
State Park, US 90 West, Live Oak; Last birding walk
for 2008 will be held Saturday, Oct. 25; meet at park 8
a.m.; bring water, binoculars and favorite bird ID book;
wear comfortable shoes or boots. Park entrance fees ap-
ply. Info: Membership Chair Walter Schoenfelder, 850-
971-5354, wbs@surfbest.net or 386-362-2746, fosr-
sp@surfbest.net.
GED Tests - Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center;
mandatory registration session before test; Info: Lynn
Lee, 386-364-2782; age waivers, Karen Williams, 386-
384-2763, counselor.
Grandparents raising children offered free ser-
vices - Free services to grandparents 60 or order raising
a grandchild under 18. Adventure Camp - weekend
camps for children, ages 9-12 held at Camp Suwannee,
Dowling Park. Children enjoy crafts, games, swim-
ming, canoeing and campfires. Consultation services
with licensed counselor with over 30 years experience
working with families and children - answers for ques-
tions about raising grandchildren; crisis intervention;
understanding stress, depression and anxiety. Educa-
tion/training periodic workshops focusing on parenting
skills, understanding the effects of abuse or neglect on
children, how to influence you grandchildren positive-
ly without straining the relationship. Free services pro-,
vided by Advent Christian Village and partially funded
by Elder Options and the Area Agency on Aging. Info:
Dr. Rob Crankshaw, 386-658-5118.
Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley - Helping.
Hands Volunteer Orientation - first Wednesday, 10-
11 a.m.; or, third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.; at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW Florida Gateway Drive,
Lake City; Info: Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.
High Springs Farmers' Market - Downtown His-
toric High Springs - Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., rain or
shine; available are fruits and vegetables as well as lo-
cally produced products; sponsored by the City of High
Springs; behind City Hall on NW Second Street; booth
space available for block parties and special events;
Special events are scheduled for some Saturdays. Info:
386-454-3950, 386-454-3729 fax, sharon@yeago.net
or visit www.city.highsprings.com.
Jasper Woman's Club - The clubhouse of the Jasper
Woman's Club, a 2,400-square-foot hall/kitchen, fully
decorated for the holidays, is available for parties,, re-
unions, meetings and other social events. The rental fee


benefits the building fund. Info/reservations: Gloria
Wilkinson, 386-792-1811.
Lafayette County Veterans - DD Form 214, "Cer-
tificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" can
be recorded in the Clerk of Court's office, Lafayette
County Courthouse, Mayo.
Lake Butler Singles Club - Saturdays, 7 p.m., at
Lake Butler Community Club; covered dish dinner 7-8
p.m., dancing 8 -11 p.m.; no smoking and no alcoholic
beverages are allowed; membership fees required; Info:


Mildred Johns, 386-758-8223 or Margie Paulk, 386-
294-3128.
LillyAnswers Program - Available to Floridians 65
and older, who are enrolled in Medicare, have an annu-
al income below 200 percent of the federal poverty lev-
el and have no other drug coverage. Info: www.lillyan-
swers.com, toll-free 877-RX-LILLY.
Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series 2008-09 - will
present a variety of performances thru Feb. 13, 2009.
Season or. individual tickets are available at Live Oak
Chamber of Commerce, The Music Center in Live Oak
or at Advent Christian Village cashier's office, Dowling
Park. Individual event tickets also available at the door.
Info/tickets: Dick Grillo, 386-658-5557.
Love INC of Suwannee County - A non-profit
Christian group; represents local churches; finds help
for valid needs; Info: 386-364-4673, Monday-Friday, 9
a.m.- noon.
Love INC of Suwannee County -Angel Food Min-
istry - Anyone may purchase a package of food for
$32. Also, one or more specials will be available for an
additional charge, only with the purchase of a regular
box. You can purchase with Food Stamps (EBT) or by
cash or check. Regular box: $32. Specials vary each
month. Please bring a box (Banana box size) for pack-
ing your food in on the day of pickup. Pay first of
month, food delivered end of month. Info: 386-364-
4673.
MDA - Assists people with ALS; help with purchase
and'repair of wheelchairs; support groups; expert-led
seminars; Info: www.als.mdausa.org.
www.mdausa.org/chat.
Marine Corps League - First Tuesday, 7 p.m., The
Suwannee Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps
League of the United States meets at Wellborn Com-
munity Center; ladies auxiliary meets at same time and
place, Info: Jerry Curtis, 386-984-6755; Janet Morgan,
386-362-2068.
Marriage? Help me! - A program presented by Sol-
id Rock Ministries, Inc. of Jasper; at no charge to any-
one. Helping to apply Christian principles to our every
day living, Florida state certified. Info: 386-792-2603.
Morningside Nature Center Living History Farm,
Gainesville - Living History Days; Barnyard Buddies;
Feed-A-Frog-fridays; Activities for pre-school and
grades 1-6; Info: 352-334-2170, www.natureopera-
tions.org.
Narconon Arrowhead - Drug addiction can leave an
individual, family and friends feeling helpless and out
.of control. Narconon offers free counseling, assess-
ments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide
Info: toll-free, 800-468-6933, www.stopaddiction.com.
North Florida Community College (NFCC) Com-
munity Education - classes available for all ages on
campus; also, more than 290 online community educa- - .
tion courses available at www.ed2go.com/nfcc, key-
word Community Education. Complete list available
online. Info: Suzie Godfrey, 850-973-9453, god-
freys@nfcc.edu.
North Florida PAWS Low-Cost Spay-Neuter Clin-
ic - located in Hamilton County 1.5 miles from 1-75,
Exit 467, Jasper. No income or residence restrictions.
Cats: $30 male neuter; $45 female 'spay; Dogs, male
neuter: $45 (up to 50 pounds); $55 (51-80 pounds) and
$65 (over 80 pounds); Dogs female spay: $55 (up to 50
pounds); $65 (51-80 pounds; and $75 (over 80 pounds).
Written proof of rabies vaccination or $10. Additional
charge if pregnant or in heat (Minimum $10.) Info/ap-
pointment: 386-938-4092, NorthFloridaPAWS@wind-
stream.net or www.NorthFloridaPAWS.org.
NFCC tuition fees on-line payment - Pay tuition
safely and securely the Internet using a Visa or Master-
Card. To pay by cash, personal check, cashier's check,
or money, pay in person at NFCC or mail a check or --
money order to 325 NW Turner Davis Drive, Madison,
FL 32340. Info: 850-973-1610, www.nfcc.edu-type in
keyword Fees.
North Florida Workforce Development - strives to
help dislocated workers and other jobseekers find em-
ployment in a prompt manner; office hours at One-Stop
Center in Madison: 850-973-9675, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday and alternate Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Note: The mobile unit is scheduled to be in Live Oak
at the Lowe's parking lot on North US 129, every Tues-
day from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree - first Fri-
day, 6:30 p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia
Drive, Lee; free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone
is invited, bring a covered dish and bring a friend; door
prize; free will offering and donations taken.to benefit
the roof building fund and expenses of the sing; groups,
singers and pickers, if you want to perform or for more
information, contact Allen and Brenda McCormick,
850-971-4135, after 6 p.m.
Operation Cleansweep - FDACS and FDEP sponsor
Operation Cleansweep to collect and safely dispose of
pesticides in Florida; Cost:, Free; Info: toll-free 877-
851-5285, www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/clean-
sweep-pesticides/ or local Household Hazardous Waste
program, www.earth911.
Parents of ADD and ADHD Children - support
group; Info: Lea-Anne Elaine, 386-362-7339.
Pregnancy Crisis Center - Two locations: 112 Pied-
mont St., Live Oak, and 227 SW Columbia Ave., Lake
City are open Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; offer
confidential counseling, free pregnancy tests, clothes -..
for expectant mothers and infants; referrals to pro-life
doctors; groups and churches may sponsor baby show-
ers with donation of the gifts to the center; needed: ma-


ternity clothes and hangers; Info: 386-330-2229, 386-
755-0058 or toll-free 800-696-4580.
Prescription Assistance - patients who need help
paying for their prescription medicines should call
Partnership for Prescription Assistance, toll-free 800-
477-2669, www.pparx.org
.Prescription drugs - nationwide free medication
program - eligibility based on three qualifications:


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doctor must assist in application process, no prescrip-
tion drug coverage and earn less than $2,000 per
month; Lawson Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit
public benefit organization; Info: Executive Director
Stephanie Tullis, toll-free 888-380-MEDS (6337), ext.
205 during normal business hours or access the Foun-
dation's new Web site at www.A2ZMedline.com.
Regional Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Coalition - serving Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton,
Madison, Jefferson and Taylor counties; meets quarter-
ly; Info: Diana King, 850-342-0170, ext. 220.
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of El-
ders) Branford - statewide program of the Florida De-
.partment of Elder Affairs. Free unbiased Medicare
counseling provided. Trained SHINE Volunteers offer
information and assistance with Medicare, Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare supplemental insur-
ance, Medicaid programs, and prescription assistance
programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. They
can also provide talujble information about Medicare
to persons soon to turn 65. Call the following number
and they will refer you to the shine counseling site at
Branford Public Library or a shine counselor will call
you if you cannot visit this site. Info: Elder Helpline,
toll-free 800-262-2243.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - The Suwan-
nee River Bluegrass Association - every Saturday
night; 6 p.m.; bluegrass jam .at the Pickin' Shed, except
during main festival events, at Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park, US 129 North, Live Oak; potluck dinner
third Saturday; Info: 386-364-1683.
Sun Country Jamboree - second Saturday of each
month at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, US 129
North, Live Oak; Info/tickets/camping reservations:
386-364-1683, www.musicliveshere.com.
Stephen Foster State Culture Center State Park,
White Springs - First Saturday Coffeehouse and
"Art in the Park" - first Saturday, 7-9 p.m.,,auditori-
um; open stage night with songs, stories, yodeling, mu-
sic and much more. Coffee and desserts available for
sale. Free admission; Located on US 41, three miles
from 1-75 and nine miles from 1-10. Enjoy "Art in the
Park" from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Craft Square. Something
for every member of the family. Info: 386-397-1920,
386-397-4331, www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfos-
ter/.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Ranger Programs, White Springs - Saturdays, Octo-
ber through May. Park rangers present one-hour pro-
grams on local history, Black Seminole history, knot ty-
ing, the carillon tower bells, and more. Info: 386-397-
2733.
Suwannee County Historical Museum - free ad-
mission, open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, US
129 North, Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1776.
Suwannee River Regional Library - Donations of
greeting cards needed - Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary, 9828 US 129 South, Live Oak will be the drop-
off site for donations of used all-occasion cards. The
cards will be picked up by Anabelle Burhnam for the
purpose of making bookmark, for the library. Info:
386-362-2317.
Substance abuse prevention - Suwannee County -
Youth can get involved! Info: Steveri L. Schneitman Jr.,
Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Lafayette
County Health Department, P.O. Box 1806, Mayo, FL,
32066, Office: 386-294-1321, ext. 233, Cell: 386-562-
2152, Steven_Schneitman@doh.state.fl.us; Tony
Greenberg, Suwannee High School, 1314 Pine Ave.,
Live Oak, FL 32064, 386-364-2639; Hal Chaffee,


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Live Oak, FL 32064, 386-362-2708, ext. 258, dents and families and just being an attentive listener
Hal_Chaffee@dah.state.fl.us; and Mary Jordan Taylor, and friend. Info: Louise Johnson, activities director,
Youth Advocacy Partnership, 200 Marymac St., Live. 386-294-3300.
Oak, FL 32064. Volunteers needed in Columbia, Hamilton,
Suwannee Valley Builders Association (SVBA) - a Lafayette and Suwannee Counties - SHINE (Serv-
non profit organization, is a group of approximately 80 ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program -
local citizens dedicated to building a stronger commu- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs invites you to
nity, whose members volunteer their time with active join the award-winning -SHINE Program team of vol-
involvement with associate sponsorships of worthwhile unteers. The program helps elders make informed deci-
community activities and associate members of the sions about Medicare and health insurance. Volunteers
Council for Progress and Suwannee County Chamber provide free, unbiased individual counseling to elders
of Commerce. SVBA donates two academic scholar- and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicare Pre-
ships each year, donates Chiistmas gift/food baskets scription Drug Plans, discounted or free drug programs,
each year and.sponsor of the children's playhouse raf- and related health insurance. They also make educa-
fle at Christmas. Featured speakers from local busi- tional presentations to community groups or participate
nesses and a catered- dinner are the highlights of the in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach
evening at monthly meetings. The general public is in- events. Comprehensive training is provided and travel
vited to attend and become members. Donations of $5 related expenses are reimbursed. Consider joining
a person are accepted at the door to help cover catering SHINE and help improve the lives of Florida's elders.
expenses. For more info on joining the organization, You will find this unique volunteer position very stim-
contact Ronnie Poole, 386-362-4539. ulating and rewarding. Info: toll-free 800-262-2243.
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin - first Saturday, Volunteers needed - Florida's Long-Term Care Om-
7 p.m., Otter Springs Resort Lodge, 6470 SW 80th budsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of
Ave., Trenton. It is free to the public, in a nice, air-con- .,dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders re-
ditioned building. Info: Cloud Haley, toll-free 800-990- siding in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and
5410. adult family care homes. The program is comprised of
Taylor County Jamboree, Perry - times and dates 17 local councils throughout the state, and each council
vary for monthly events held at Old Gladys Morse Ele- is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate
mentary School, Perry; live music, musicians-from the and resolve residents' concerns. All interested individ-
area and from the Monticello Country Jamboree per- uals who care about protecting the health, safety, wel-
form; no admission fee; tickets sold for door prizes sup- fare and rights of long-term care facility residents who
port the event; everyone is welcome; Info: 850-578- often have no one else to advocate for them are en-
2484. courage to call toll-free at 888-831-0404 or visit the
Volunteer driver safety training instructors need- program's Web site at
ed - AARP Driver Safety instructors needed in this http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.
area, call Anne George, trainer, 386-752-9061. Volunteers needed - Florida Museum of Natural
Volunteers needed - AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's History in Gainesville conducts volunteer orientations;
largest free tax-return preparation program, has a need second Thursdays, from. 10:15-11 a.m. Opportunities
for volunteers. Volunteer tax counselors are trained in include docenting, horticulture, fossil digs and more for
cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. Other adults and students age 12-17. No experience neces-
volunteer roles include local, district, communications sary; training provided; pre-registration required. Info:
and technology coordinators. From Feb. 1 to April 15 352-846-2000, ext. 21, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/,
each year, AARP Tax-Aide helps some two million tax- e-mail jcrosby@flmnh.ufl.edu.
payers file their federal, state and local returns, with Volunteers needed - Guardian ad Litem, 213
special attention to taxpayers 60-plus. To learn more Howard Street East, Live Oak needs volunteers to pro-
about AARP Tax-Aide and volunteering, go to vide representation for each and every child who -needs
aarp.org/money/taxaide or call toll-free 888-687-2277. it. Give the light of hope to a child! Info: Tammie
Local contact: Linda Young, 386-364-8396. Williams, 386-364-7720.
Volunteers needed - The American Cancer Society's Volunteers needed -'Stitches from the Heart needs
Road to Recovery Program in Suwannee County is volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little
stepping up efforts to recruit both drivers and patients. sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are
This vital patient service program is in need of volun- donated to 570 hospitals all over the country. Patterns
teers who are willing to drive patients to and from their available. Donated yam desperately needed for seniors
cancer appointments. To volunteer as a driver or to re- and children's knitting programs. Info: Kathy Salva-
quest a ride, please call this toll-free tiffiibfrand ask io -tion. to6ll-tree bo '.7.2-6903, e-mail StitchFrom-
be connected to the Road To Recovery Program in your Heart@aol.com, or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.
local area: 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345). Voter registration assistance - DCF service center,
Volunteers needed - Disaster Animal Response 501 Demorest St., Live Oak; public assistance recipi-
Team (DART) is looking for help. Volunteers are need- ents get help in completing voter registration applica-
ed' to help out with animals during hurricanes and all tions; Info: 386-362-1483.
natural disasters. DART meets the first Tuesday at 5:30 Wanted - Volunteer positions open; Surrey Place
p.m. at Companion Animal Hospital, 605 N. Houston Care Center, US 90 East, Live Oak; extensive seven-
Street, Live Oak. Volunteers are especially needed to day-a-week activity program;, volunteers needed: call-
help man pet-friendly shelters right here in Suwannee ing out BINGO or Pokeno, reading to residents who no
County. If you'd like to help out or be put on the list of longer see well or sharing scriptures, giving wheel
volunteers, call 386-208-0072, or come to the monthly chair rides in the courtyard, helping with special events
meeting. DART helps out with pets, livestock, horses, or being a "helper/partner" on outings out of the facili-
birds and all animals during natural disasters. ty; goal: to keep residents lives fulfilled by being busy
Volunteers needed - Suwannee River Regional Li- and happy; Info: 386-364-5961.
brary Branford and Live Oak branches offer free tutor- Wanted - Lake City VA Medical Center needs vol-
ing to students from unteer transportation drivers for veterans coming to the
"If you can't live at home, kindergarten through Medical Center and returning home. Info/to volunteer:
this is the next best place adults, who need help call Voluntary Service toll-free 800-308-8387 or 386-
to live! Everyone here - with their reading, math 755-3016, extension 2135, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-
is so good to the residents." or learning English. Your Friday.
help is needed as a volun- The White Springs Folk Club - 2007-2008 season
teer reading or math (ele- features performances by well known artists at Telford
mentary) tutor. It only re- Hotel, River Street, White Springs. Dinner and lodging
quires one or two hours a are also available, call 386-397-2000 for reservations.
week, a smile and some Concert room opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception, drawing
patience. All materials for and intermission performance session featuring
When you or your loved one need tutoring are provided, local/regional performers will follow. Cost: $12.50 per
assistance with the tasks of daily Info: Lori Rogers, 386- person at the door, performance and reception. Info:
living, consider Dacier Manor
Assisted Living Facility (ALF 364-3481. Club, 386-397-2420 or mckenziew@alltel.net.
#7641). Ourloving, qualified staff Volunteers needed in Wild Adventures - Wild Adventures Theme Park is
is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a
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atmosphere allows our residents Lafayette Health Care Exit 13; Info/schedule of events:' 229-219-7080 or
to maintain the highest level of C w .i- r
self-care. Our residents enjoy Center in Mayo is seeking www.wild-adventures.com.
a variety of activities and a . volunteers to .assist with World War II - Institute on World War II & the
ca supportive environmention residents in its living fa- Human Experience, FSU, Tallahassee - Donations of
or to schedule a free tour. cility. Volunteers offer World War II documents, photographs, artifacts, and
(386) 658-5552 emotional support and other wartime memorabilia or monetary contributions
one-on-one involvement or gifts in honor/memory of someone may be made.
ADVENT CHRISTIANVILLAGE
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