Title: Suwannee Democrat
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028422/00654
 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00654
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACE4563
oclc - 33273856
alephbibnum - 000398954
lccn - sn 95026787
 Related Items
Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

122309 ( PDF )


Full Text
North Florida


MAGENTA


Even Odd


ZOZi



... .....


umalnnte


I morat


125th YEAR, NO. 20 3 SECTIONS, 38 PAGES


Wednesday Edition December 23, 2009


50 CENTS


Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien


'Sticker Shock'

Coalition, S&S team up

against underage drinking


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Stop by any S&S Food
Store in Suwannee County
and you will see a warning
posted on the alcoholic
beverages cooler. The
sticker warns against pur-
chasing or giving alcohol
to persons under 21 years
of age.


Spearheaded and funded
by the Suwannee Drug
Free Coalition, the cam-
paign, pegged "Sticker
Shock," was a way for the
coalition to get the word
out about underage drink-
ing.
\\iiiiii ." the sticker
reads. "Providing alcohol
SEE COALITION, PAGE 13A


Carla Blalock, Suwan-
nee Drug Free Coali-
tion chair; Christina
Papesca, S&S store
manager; and Lester
Scaff, owner of S & S
Food Stores, next to a
beverage cooler with a
label warning of penal-
ties related to under-
age drinking.
Courtesy photo


LOCAL
LINK:


Brittany Murphy's
father, a Branford
resident, speaks
about the sud-
den loss of his
actress daughter
in Hollywood at
age 32. Story,
Page 14A.


Three hurt in 2-vehicle crash
By Carnell ", .! 1,,.. / -
Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne
gaf news.com


Three people were
injured in a two-vehicle
collision Thursday af-
ternoon around 2 p.m.
at the intersection of
Winderweedle and US
129 North in Live Oak.
Carl Vining and
daughter Edna Quillen
were the occupants of a
blue Dodge Ram in-
volved in the crash, ac-
cording to Nikki
Quillen, the daughter
of Edna, who arrived at
the scene soon after-
ward.
SEE THREE, PAGE 14A


This Thursday afternoon crash in Live Oak resulted in multiple injuries.
Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


'Well-dressed'

burglary suspect

sought by LOPD
Staff
The Live Oak Police Department is asking the
public for help in ending a series of burglaries at
Suwannee Valley Transit Authority. In the past
three weeks, an unknown person or persons has un-
lawfully entered the SVTA garage during the night-
time hours on three separate occasions, according to
an LOPD press release. Property reported stolen in-


Plea deal


1-year term


in death of


11 -year-old

Vehicular homicide
charge dropped against
Nicole Marie Sallas
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com
The driver in a crash that killed an 11-year-old
O'Brien girl in January will serve a year and a day in
prison under terms of a plea deal reached with prose-
cutors.
Nicole Marie Sallas, 25, of
O'Brien entered a guilty plea last
week to driving with a suspended or
revoked license: death or serious i
bodily injury; child abuse: neglect
resulting in great bodily injury; and "'
neglect of child; in the crash that
killed 11-year-old Alyssa Jones. In Nicole Marie
exchange, a charge of vehicular Sallas
homicide was dropped.
On January 10, Jones, 11, was the right front pas-
senger of the 2003 Pontiac SUV driven by Sallas
when the vehicle crashed while headed southbound
on 89th Road near O'Brien. The SUV traveled onto
the east shoulder and overturned ejecting Jones from
the vehicle, according to FHP reports. The vehicle
came to rest after striking a pine tree with its right
side. The single-vehicle crash killed Jones instantly.


Surveillance still of burglary suspect. Photo courtesy LOPD


SEE WELL-DRESSED, PAGE 14A


SEE PLEA, PAGE 14A


Jobless rate
Staff
Unemployment in
Suwannee County rose to
10.9 percent in November,
according to figures re-
leased Friday by the state.
October's adjusted figure
was 10.1 percent, com-
pared to 6.7 percent for
November 2008.
The jobless rate in
Hamilton and Lafayette
counties rose as well.
Unemployment in
Hamilton County rose to
12.4 percent, from an ad-
justed rate of 11.4 in Octo-





6 97113 07520 1


in Suwannee
ber and 9.3 in November
2008. Lafayette rose to 8.4
from an adjusted figure of
7.5 in October. The No-
vember 2008 rate was 5.3
percent.
The jobless rate for No-
vember in Florida in was
11.5 percent, the highest


hits 10.9%
since May 1975, when it
was 11.9. October's ad-
justed jobless rate was
11.3 percent.
The November 2008
jobless rate in Florida was
7.4.
The national unemploy-
ment rate is 10 percent.


Kwanzaa


705/i


I lJ/I J. J
S _____ go
For more weather, visit our Web site
at www.suwanneedemocrat.com


Arrest Record ........ .2A Viewpoint
Branford News . . . .7-9B
Obituaries .......... .13A
Sports ............. 1 B
Suwannee Living . . .4A


video
to www.suwannee
democrat.com.



. . . . . .6A
NORTH FLORIDA
CLASSIFIED
FEATURED INSIDE


Unemployed? Get a subscription for a dollar
The Suwannee Democrat is offer- leased last week by the state.
ing local residents who are receiving "We're offering this sharply dis-
unemployment benefits a three- counted rate so Suwannee residents
month subscription for $1. can stay in touch with what's going
It's our way of connecting with on in the community and take advan-
our community and the people who tage of any Help Wanted listings in
live here. Unemployment in Suwan- the paper," said Democrat Publisher
nee County rose to 10.9 percent in
November, according to figures re- SEE UNEMPLOYED, PAGE 13A


JutEstO owtw.Lv ak 6227 Vstuso hewba
HA E aiyOnd prtdSne16 ww.wehnycerleo


www.suwanneedemocrat.com

- PPO UOA]

MAGENTA M-MM M BLACK


BLACK




North Florida


MAGENTA Even Odd


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


ON THE FLIPSIDE


HOWTORECH US

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


CONTACT US WITH

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


NEWSROOM
* Editor,
Robert Bridges, ext. 131
* Reporter,
Carnell Hawthorne Jr., ext. 134
* Reporter,
Jeff Waters, ext. 133
* Reporter,
Stephenie Livingston, ext. 130



ADVERTISING
* Advertising Manager,
Monja Slater, ext. 105
E Sr. Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 160
* Advertising Representative,
Tami Stevenson, ext. 109
* Telesales Ad Representative,
Nancy Goodwin, ext. 103
* Classified/Legal,
Janice Ganote, ext. 102


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



uumanne

remocrrat

'-,, - -'
^^~-^

Serving Suwannee County Since 1884

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

"POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate is
$33 in county, $48 out of county and
$48 out of state. Subscribe online at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com.

OFFICE HOURS
Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

RANT & RAVE HOTLINE


Here's your chance to tell everyone what you
think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a
message to express their thoughts, good or
bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you
prefer, you may e-mail your comments to
robert.bridges@gaflnews.com. Your name is
not necessary, but please, ,
take 30 seconds or less for
your message.
. Part of ,
Florida" '"


Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your
name appears here and
you are later found not
:.0iii \ or the (. bi y. ,. 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-
ment 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

December 17, Gerald
Nickles, 55, PO Box 162,
White Springs FL, sent.15
months doc: SCSO-R.
Ditter
December 17, Davida
Veronica Brinson, 23, 818
Maple St, Live Oak FL,
sale cocaine w/i 1000
ch.,sale -20g mari.w/i 1000
of church, poss cocain w/i
sell, poss -20g mari.w/i
sell: SCSO-DTF-F.Gorski


December 17, Maria
Lopez, 29, 1711 Long Ave,
Live Oak FL, vop-grand
theft III: P&P-D. Bell
December 17, Willie J
Jackson III, 26, 520
Broome St, Live Oak FL,
sale cocaine w/i 1000ft
church, poss cocain w/int
to sell, theft government
funds, sale cocaine w/i
1000ft church, poss
cocaine w/int sell, unlawful
use 2-way comm. Device:
SCDTF F. Gorski/Ramirez
December 17, Lawanda
Shavette Carter, 24, 215
Lincoln Ave, Live Oak FL,
poss cocaine w/int sell, sale
cocaine: SCSO-DTF-
Ramiriez
December 17, Florencio
Lopez, 22, 302 Home Ave,
Live Oak FL, no valid dl,
fta-no valid dl, fta-no valid
dl, fta-no valid dl: SCSO-
D.Slaughter


NOW OPEN


W.




NewsStand

Books, Magazines, Fine Cigars & More
* Business Cooking Gaming General Interest Ethnic Women's
* Puzzle Sports Health Home Teen Weekly Men's Comics

Join **BOOKS**
Mike Mullis Top 20 Best Sellers in
(Gator Chomp) Hardcover/Paperback
for Live Plus: Be a part of our
CD signing gently used book exchange V
Sat., Dec 26th Free Wifi and
lpm-3pm J Notaiy & Fax i, i y,. \, ,,,ii I,

303 East Howard Street, Live Oak 364-0748
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.



A /


w^wAold


6We


Christmas Eve


Join our

church

family

for this

inspiring

celebration


of the

birth of


Westwood


Baptist Church


920 11lth Street


386-362-1120


Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor


567766-F


December 17, Joey
Haynes Jr, 24, 15893
237TH Dr, Live Oak FL,
poss cocaine w/i sell, sale
cocaine w/i 1000ft church:
LOPD-Fipps
December 17, Samuel
Carlton Simmons, 37, 6455
181st PI, Live Oak FL,
poss hydrocodone w/i sell,
sale hydrocodone w/i
1000ft of church,
trafficking hydrocodone:
SCSO-DTF-R.Sammons
December 17, Denise
Lashone George, 19, 724
Webb Drive, Live Oak FL,
suw cty fail to comply, o/c
battery: LOPD B Harrison
December 18, Reginald
Bevels, 30, 5570 Bulb
Farm Rd, Wellborn FL, fta
viol of injunction, fta
battery (dom viol): SCSO-
M.Lee
December 18, Ladonna
Denise Hall, 26, 605 Glass
St, Live Oak FL, vop o/c
petit theft: P&P-D.Bell
December 18, Laurence
Lee Lewis, 27, 12654 US
129, Live Oak FL, child
abuse intent act-x2: SCSO-
W. Musgrove
December 18, Tyson
Edward Hurst, 23, 9035
129th Lane, Live Oak FL,
dui: FHP R Gill
December 18, Tarrence L
Ailep, 34, 611 SW 8th St,
Live Oak FL, burglary,
petit theft suw cty wrt vop
o/c battery: SCSO B Barrs
December 18, Regeal
Jelks, 22, 11625 129th Rd,
Live Oak FL, battery:
SCSO Descarreaux
December 18, Bill W
Gillespie, 44, 20082 US
129, Pbrien, FL, d.u.i:
FHP B Stuart
December 18, Fredrick
Freeman, 32, 10661 109TH
Lane, Live Oak FL, suw
cty wrt, vop o/c poss cntrl
substance cocaine or
$350.00 probation: SCSO


Medical Calls: 91
Weakness: 6
Cardiac: 10
Trauma: 12
Motor vehicle crash: 6
Misc. medical call: 15
Altered mental status: 7
Respiratory: 14
CVA: 2
OD: 2
OB: 3
Nausea/vomiting: 1
Diabetic: 4
Seizure: 4


M Landis
December 19, Johnny
Mazzamuto, 43, 7910
180th Street, McAlpin FL,
traffic illegal drugs: SCSO
- J. Brooks
December 19, Howard
Lee Williams, 44, 209 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak Florida,
dui 2nd offense, dwlsr, ref
submit alcohol test: FHP -
Anson Creech
December 19, Earl
Edwin Poole Jr., 48, 9107
86 Th Street, Live Oak,
Florida, battery: SCSO E.
Padgett
December 19, Brandi
Nicole Cleveland, 33, 203
Jackson Avenue, Live Oak,
FL, fta o/c petit theft:
SCSO-D. Falgout
December 19, Robert
Roy Newman III, 20,
17285 145th Drive,
McAlpin Florida, dui poss
alco person under 21: FHP
- B. Stuart
December 19, Bruce Lee
Colley, 25,418 Evelyn
Ave. Sw., Live Oak, FL,
burg of structure/convay,
grand theft III, columbia co
wrt: LOPD-D. Hohman
December 20, Rosalind
Denise Ketchum, 52, 1028
N.E. Davis Street, Live
Oak Fl, vop (sale/manuf
cocaine), or $500 cash to
p & p): SCSO T.
Donaldson
December 20, Joseph
Kirby, 32, 515 Main St,
Live Oak, FL, retail theft:
LOPD-S.GAMBLE




CASH 3 PLAY 4
Day Day
12/20/09 3,1,7 12/20/09 .5,3,1,6
Night Night
12/20/09 4,5,3 12/20/09 .1,1,7,9
FANTASY 5
12/20/09 ........ . 1,2,6,10,36
MEGA MONEY... 10,14,18,37,20
LOTTO ....... 6,8,11,16,17,48,3


Abdominal pain: 5

Fire Calls: 11
Structure Fire: 1
Brush Fire: 1
Motor vehicle crash: 2
Medical assist: 5
Fire investigation: 1
Tree on power line: 1
Volunteer Fire
Responses: 10

Falmouth Volunteer
Rescue Responses: 1


A Deal You Can't Refuse!




4ffO ATIQPAtTlOiAr.IIIAQAKITPfl Tilea.Gron


You u ant the most in-depth coverage.
tlie latest ne" s and stories that Ioucli home.
We want to give it to you.
1 Year In County
Subscription
3 $481Year
A4 Out of County
Mail or bring payment to:

Sumannir 0rnorrat
P.O. Box 370 211 Howard St. East
Live Oak, FL 32064
386-362-1734 1-800-525-4182 ext. 152
557251-F


M PPO UAAA

MAGENTA $-$M-M


PAGE 2A


BLACK


Arrest Record


Suwannee County

Fire/Rescue calls
for service for Dec. 13 to Dec. 19
Total calls for service: 102


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN Ondww *,
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 4A suwannee living


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Birth announcement Christmas Eve at Live Oak Church of God


The Live Oak Church of
God invites families to a
special Christmas Eve
event from 5 to 7 p.m.
This celebration is planned
to assist families, especial-
ly young families, in creat-
ing Family Christmas tra-
ditions.
From 5 to 6 p.m., there
will be an animal petting
zoo where children can pet
various animals and have


their pictures taken with
the sheep, goats, calves
and pony. (Bring your
camera.) Families will also
enjoy a live nativity scene
as they enter and exit the
church.
The Creating Family
Christmas Traditions cele-
bration will begin in the
sanctuary at 6 p.m. and
will conclude at 7 p.m.
The will feature Christmas


carols, families singing, as
well as multimedia presen-
tations. The celebration
will honor Christ, encour-
age families, and help
build family values and
traditions.
Since this Christmas Eve
celebration is only a hour
in length, families will still
have plenty of time to re-
turn home for other Christ-
mas-related activities. At-


tending this short Christ-
mas Even event is a great
way for families to keep
Christ in Christmas and to
teach children the real rea-
son for the season.
The church is located at
9828 US 129 one mile
south of Publix near the li-
brary. For more informa-
tion call 386-362-2483 ext.
10. The public is cordially
invited to attend.


Ava Ruth Alcorn
Ava Ruth Alcorn Tyler & Jessica and Big sister Emma
would like to announce the birth of Ava Ruth Alcorn, born
Sept. 14, 2009 at 5:16 p.m. weighing 6 pounds and was 17
1/4 inches long.
Ava's maternal grandparents are Dean and Cathy
Jerkins, Paternal grandparents are Tim and Annette Al-
corn. Maternal great grands are John Paul and Betty
Schneider, late Jr. and Pat Jerkins. Paternal great grands
are Bruce and Susan Alcorn and J Sherman and Donna
Frier.

Community happenings
at Grace Manor

Christmas dinner on a budget
Grace Manor Community Center and Restaurant is of-
fering a free workshop offered in cooperation with the
Suwannee County Extension Office. Learn how to pre-
pare a healthful, festive Christmas dinner without break-
ing the bank! Join our staff and volunteers for an after-
noon of hands-on learning and fun. Preregistration is re-
quired. Call 386-330-0144.
Saturday, 12/19, 2-4 p.m.

Helping Hands Christmas dinner
Grace Manor Community Center and Restaurant is
working with Suwannee River Economic Council to pro-
vide hot Christmas meals to local elderly residents. Grace
Manor will be preparing and delivering these on Christ-
mas Eve day. Please drop by and see our "Helping Hands
Christmas Tree" for more details on how you can help
feed a senior in need! Grace Manor is located at 406 Du-
val Street NE in Live Oak.


American Kenpo
Karate University
53611 -F


'he Best Defense Is Self-Defense!
Timothy Walker
Senior Instructor
Branford, Florida
Children, Teen & Adult
(386) 935-3777
201 Suwannee Ave.-Branford, FL
AKKUinc @ Juno.com
Protection for Today's World!


Cosmetology students rally for blood drive






















TOP and ABOVE:
Carolyn Burkett's
cosmetology
students at Suwan-
nee Hamilton Tech-
nical Center rallied
to support Life
South's recent
blood drive.
Sherrie Daly,
Pricilla Ansely,
Patty Floyd, Sara
Andrews, Liz Clark
and first time
donors Candi But-
ler and Theresa
Poor took seriously
the slogan, "Give t
so others live."
Photos: Sherrie Daly

* Seasonal

-2 Z- flu vaccines
i Support your local flu
*, Kiwanis Club's available to


Christmas ?eligible
Christmasveterans
itlThrough Jan 29
In an effort to reduce the
Tree Sale impact of the seasonal flu
Located in the lot next to Tru-Fashions on Hwy. 90 and connected illness,
8p.m. Nightly enrolled/eligible veterans
to 8 p.m. Nightly may obtain a seasonal flu
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekends vaccination through Jan. 29
at the Lake City VA
6ft. *40 7 ft. $45 Medical Center.
6 .0f $This is an especially

8 ft 5 son this year. Many people
suffer severe consequences
100% of profits support Suwannee County kids and from the flu. It is very im-
organizations. While supplies last portant for every veteran to
tl ,Aget his or her flu shot. The
flu shot is the only measure
Sof protection from the in-
il ....... fluenza virus.


FURNITURE SHOWPLACE
1ilit/c'.,ilc Sleep Distributors

US 90 West (Next To 84 Lumber) Lake City, 386-752-9303P


UOSC4OT,5TT
South Oaks Square Location: 1520 S. Ohio (386) 362-2591
Medical Equipment Div: (386) 362-4404
Hours: 8:30 am-6:30 PM Mon-Fri.,
8:30 am-3:00 pm Sat.
by Randy Johns, Pharm D Drive-up window

Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is an abnormality of the mitral valve. The
mitral valve is the valve that controls blood flow between the left
chambers of the heart. Normally, blood only flows from the left atrium to
the left ventricle. When the mitral valve does not work properly, blood
can flow back into the atrium, known as mitral valve regurgitation. The
valve may prolapse. Symptoms of MVP include shortness of breath,
anxiety, and chest pain. Atrial fibrillation is a possible complication of
mitral valve regurgitation, which may be associated with palpitations, and
can lead to increased risk of stroke.
Lifestyle changes, such as aerobic exercise and stress reduction, can
help to alleviate signs and symptoms of MVP. Persons who experience
anxiety may be prescribed an anti-anxiety medication, such as paroxetine
(Paxil) or sertraline '., Beta-blockers, such as atenolol (Tenormnnin)
and carvedilol (Coreg) may be prescribed for people experiencing
palpitations. Vasodilator medications, such as angiotensin-converting
enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers may be useful for
those with mitral regurgitation. Persons with atrial fibrillation may be
prescribed antiarrhythmic medications, such as amiodarone (Cordarone)
or sotalol (Betapace). Surgery of the mitral valve may be necessary.563996-F


CYANN o ue4,
MAGENTA $M $M4 *


BLACK


Optimal Health


At Three Rivers Medical

We want to share our

success with our Optimal

Health Weight Loss Program

at Three Rivers Medical!

Our clients are using weekly Vitamin B12
shots with Amino Acid Fat Burners with
success! Bring this coupon to get help with
weight loss in one of the following 3 ways:

New patients: get a packet of 4 free shots and
$25 off for the first month when you sign up for
our weight loss program!, or

Bring a friend (new or established patient)
and double your gift! You get $25 off per
month for the first 2 months
AND extra shots for 2 months!, or

Current patients: simply come by and get a
packet of 4 shots for 50% off, saving $24!

Don't wait! Offer ends January 31st 2010.
(Photocopy this and give to a friend!)


935-1607
536106-F


BLACK




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


Gifts for kids, from kids


The Radford Family Child C
Litem/oices for Children Pr



Florida

Guardian

ad Litem

Program
New Volunteer
Orientation'
How is your voice?
Learn how to be the voice
for a child who has been
abandoned, neglected or
abused. No previous expe-
rience required. You can
make an enormous differ-
ence in the life of a child.
Training is FREE!!
Join our team of dedicat-
ed volunteers today.
Call (386) 364-7720, ext.
103 for more information.
Columbia County:
Wednesday, January 20, 10
a.m. 12 p.m. Lake City
Guardian ad Litem office
Dixie County: Friday,
January 22, 10 a.m. 12
p.m. Dixie County Public
Library
Suwannee County: Mon-
day, January 25, 10 a.m. -
12 p.m. Live Oak Guardian
ad Litem office
Lafayette County: Tues-
day, January 26, 10 a.m. 12
p.m. Jimmy Barrington
Agricultural Complex
(USDA)
Madison County: Friday,
January 29, 10 a.m. 12
p.m. Madison County Pub-
lic Library

Christmas Eve
candlelight
service
Faith-in-Christ Anglican
Church will hold a candle-
light service on Christmas
Eve at 11 p.m.
The service begins at 11
p.m. and ends at midnight
with the Holy Eucharist.
Everyone is invited to come
and worship with us and
see what Christmas is really
all about. For more infor-
mation about the church or
the services please call Fr.
Don Wilson at 386-754-
2827 or 386-208-9882
We are located approxi-
mately five miles east of
the B&B and 6.5 miles west
of 1-75, next to Star Tech on
US 90.


are Home contributed gifts for children to the Guardian ad CP ing
ogram this Christmas. Courtesy photo C tSting
Monday Thursday at
5 p.m. (by appointment):
r* College Placement Test
Memorial service for (CPT),FCC Testing
Sd Center (Bldg. #16), 5
Raymond F. Hood p.m., Madison. Register
in NFCC Student Ser-
A memorial service will At the time of his death Ray vices 24 hours before
be held for Raymond F. was the assistant director of test. For information
Hood at 2:30 p.m. on Sun- the county ambulance ser- call 850-973-9451.


day, December 27 at Fire
Rescue Headquarters next to
the county airport, 13530
80th Terrace, Live Oak.
In the early hours of De-
cember 27, 1984, Paramedic
Raymond Hood was re-
sponding to a call for help
when he made the ultimate
sacrifice in the line of duty
for the citizens of our coun-
ty.
Ray was hired July 1,
1976 by Suwannee County
Hospital to work as an EMT.


Turkey
The Harry C. Gray
Memorial American Le-
gion Post #107 will have
its Turkey Shoot on Satur-
day, Starting at 12 noon,
December 26, 2009.
12 Guage shot guns
only, Post will provide
shells. Public welcome,


vice with eight years of ser-
vice.
Our department has pre-
pared a garden and memori-
al area in honor of Ray
Hood. We invited the public
to attend the service. We are
looking forward to sharing
memories with family,
friends, and co-workers.
Anyone with information on
the location and phone num-
ber of family or co-workers,
please contact Robert Eyer
386-590-0499.


Shoot
food and drinks available.
Post is located at 142nd
Street McAlpin. From
Live Oak take 129 South
7 miles to 142nd Street,
turn left, go 1 mile Post
on the right. For more in-
formation call (386) 362-
5987.


HOLY LAND TRIP MEETING
An informational meeting about a trip to the Holy
Land will be held at Westwood Baptist Church, January
21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Jimmy Deas, pastor of Westwood, will
be leading the trip. Call 386-362-1120 for additional
information.


Love a mystery?


Try locating your ances-
tors by working on your
family tree. The Suwannee
Valley GcneIic.i-., Society
invites you to join and learn
how to find your ancestors.
Membership is $30 for a sin-
gle member or $35 for a
family. Corporate member-
ship is also available for do-
nations of $100 or more (tax
deductible). Meetings are
held on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:00 PM at
the GcciiL.h ', Center at 215
Wilbur Street SW in Live


Specializing in
Microdermabrasion,
Acid Peels, Deep Pore
Cleansing, Speciality
Facials with Hard Mask
Pevonia Botanicals
Clarisonic Pro and
* Kendra products in our spa
Massage Therapy also available
CALL TODAY
362-4630
536102-F


Free Wifi and
Ix Notary & Fax Service Available


NewsStand
Books, Magazines, Fine Cigars & More
* Business Cooking Gaming General Interest Ethnic Women's
* Puzzle Sports Health Home Teen Weekly Men's Comics
Top 20 Best Seller Books in Hardcover/Paperback
303 East Howard Street, Live Oak 364-0748 I


Looking for a job?
suwanneedemocrat.com is here to
help. Log on today and click the
monster.com link on our homepage.
Here you'll find a search tool to
o help you find the job you've been
Looking for, also on Monster is career
advice and on the job information too!
522213-F


Oak. The library is open on
Tuesday and Thursday from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the
talented folks there will be
glad to help. For more infor-
mation call Jinnie or Alice at
386-330-0110.

ASK DR. MANTOOTH


Q: How does sugar hurt teeth?
A: Sugar consumption in America is ever
increasing. It contributes to any number
of problems, obesity perhaps the most
obvious. Sugary food and drink are also
harmful to teeth. Essentially, the sugar
turns the plaque that adheres to teeth to
an acidic level that will begin to erode
enamel. Depending on a variety of
factors, the plaque can remain acidic for
up to an hour. After this, the plaque will
begin to return to neutral and the
demineralization of the enamel will start
to reverse.
Consuming sugary products at regular
intervals can keep your teeth under
stress for much of your waking day So in
some cases, how often you consume
sugar may in the long run be more
significant than the total amount. Some
items that you may think are healthy
substitutes for sugar, like honey,
molasses or corn syrup may actually be
worse for you because they are sticky
and cling to teeth more easily than
refined sugar. Hard candies are
particularly damaging because they take
a long time to dissolve and keep teeth in
a continuing bath of acid. Talk with your
dentist about ways to avoid sugar and for
suggestions on healthy snacks.
Presented as a service to the community by
HERBERT C.
MANTOOTH, D.D.S., P.A.
602 Railroad Ave.
Live Oak, FL
S362-6556
(800) 829-6506 -


MAGENTA nM M


CYAN ,ew Od*
MAGENTA Even Odd


BLACK


PAGE 5A


The Bayway Group, LLC VOTED LAKE CITY
B AY WAY ; BEST OF THE BEST CARPET
CLEANER 2008
SERVICES
SMeeting The Needs Of Home And Industry Members of the I ICRC

3 ROOMS & HALL 5 ROOMS & HALL
$7900 $11800
TILE CLEANING VISA
SCHECKOUTOURWEBSifE FOR MORE SPECIAL.
S47 .--0 OFFERS WWW.BAYWAYSERVICES.BIZ 0 mc
Fire & Water Restoration, Tile Cleaning, Scotchgard Protection, Cleaning Services.
Emergency Water Extraction & Drying
Tel:386-362-2244 / 386-755-6142
Al rooms 300sq miax pert room LRDR combo cout s 2 rooms, MNotvald with y criter offer Reidntial on. Offer expires 12/31/09
563971-F


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN *ve ,d*
MAGENTA Even Odd


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Viewpoints/Opinions


BIBLE VERSE
"While they were there, the
time came for the baby to be
born, and she gave birth to her
firstborn, a son. She wrapped
him in cloths and placed him
in a manger, because there was
no room for them in the inn."
Luke 2:6-7





ienmocrat






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






'Books with


training


wheels'
By Jim Holmes
It is amazing to me how many opportunities
are available to today's youngsters. Things I
never even dreamed of are now the norm,
thanks primarily to the computer. You know,
in 1954, I was given a Webster's College Dic-
tionary and years later I discovered the word
"computer" was not in it!
Yep, the PC has given today's kids a whole
new way of experiencing the world. But one
experience it doesn't allow them is the joy of
going to the drug store and after careful delib-
eration shelling out a dime for the latest issue
of your favorite comic book.
Sure, there are plenty of action and super
hero comic books out there (none selling for
10 cents), but they are targeted at teens and
college students. In fact, put enough gore in
your publication add a couple of drawings
of semi-naked gals and you can bill it as "a
graphic novel." You might even get a Holly-
wood film deal out of it.
Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jug Head are
still alive and well, I'm told. In fact, I think I
saw something the other day about Archie and
Veronica getting married! (If he keeps going,
we may eventually see an issue entitled
"Archie's First Varicose Veins.) But even that
series targets a slightly older kid.
Gone, however, are the joys of picking up a
monthly issue of a Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny
or Little Lulu. And that, in my opinion, is a
shame.
I struggled with learning how to read as a
little one. When I was in 4th grade, I was read-
ing at a 2nd grade level. And then I discov-
ered the joy of comic books. My favorite se-
ries featured the adventures of Donald Duck,
his nephews and Uncle Scrooge McDuck, but
each issue also contained a monthly serial fea-
turing Mickey Mouse and Goofy. (I eventually
developed a love-hate relationship with those
serials, as I never seemed to be able to get the
issue that contained the next chapter.)
I poured over each frame of those comic
books ... painfully sounding out many of the
words. It was hard work for me at the time,
but thanks to those brightly colored panels and
the friendly characters they housed; it was also
a labor of love.
There seemed to be a lot of folks back in
those days who questioned the educational
value of comic books, but I'd take issue with
them. They made me want to read for the first
time, in a way "Dick and Jane" either didn't or
couldn't. If I had to label those colorful dime
magazines today, I'd call them "books with
training wheels."
When I was a little older, I discovered those
exciting ads inside the front and back covers. I
wonder how many of us sold Christmas cards
every fall, thanks to an advertisement we
found in a comic book? My Red Rider BB
Gun was earned with Christmas card sales ...


and despite constant parental warnings, I did-
n't shoot my eye out. Admittedly, however, I
came close several times.
I guess you can still buy "collections" of
some of the old comic book series, particularly
those turned out by Disney. Heck, I might just
do so. Maybe I can finally learn what the
dickens happened to Mickey and Goofy at the
end of all those serials I never finished.
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.


OPINION


And a new decade is upon us


By Dwain Walden
It's just a few days before we sing
Auld Lang Syne, pop some bubbly, hug
and kiss and embrace 2010 at midnight. .
An alternative would be to sing "He
Stopped Loving Her Today," have a
Budweiser, hug the bartender and go to
bed early. Either way, the world will
keep on turning, political corruption will
still happen, good folks will continue to
return lost wallets, bream will still bed and cabbage will
still turn into sauerkraut and cole slaw.
Oh yes, a few people will make resolutions on the first
day which are about as useful as a warm bucket of spit.
Already I've heard people asking other people if they
will make resolutions for the new year.
I don't make New Year's resolutions. That's not to say
that I don't make resolutions, I just think that when a per-
son must draw resolve, January 1 is not a magic place to
start. In my book, if I've reached a point in my life where I
must declare a course of action and I metaphorically stack
up a pile of stones at the spot where I decided, then it can
happen just as well on August 21 as on the very first day
of the year.
My life is rather simple. I stick to the basics. Probably
the most successful of my resolutions in recent years was
to lose weight. I didn't announce to myself how many
pounds I would lose or a time frame in which to lose it. I
just said I would start here (it was in the month of May I
think) and I would progress.
You see I have discovered that you can order just one
hamburger, not all meat has to be fried, brown bread can
fill the hollow and when it comes to exercise, if it doesn't
hurt, it doesn't work. Scrap all that talk about getting a six
pack by just working out 30 minutes a day for three days a
week. It ain't gonna happen good buddy, especially when
you're trying to whittle that six pack from a large keg.
Of course I have many smaller resolves that are simple
and that I know can easily be done. Such success, even in
small portions, is positive re-enforcement.
For instance, I have resolved not to go bungee jumping,
sky diving, mountain climbing, underwater cave exploring,
and I will not run with the bulls in Pamploma. Also, I will


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:

A week ago last Sunday evening, I arrived at the
Suwannee County jail to play my keyboard at the
trustee service we hold (Rev. Craig Toppings and my-
self), every week.
Between the front door, my cane and my keyboard, I
fell. The paramedics, officers and nurse Vickie were
there to give me much needed care, with much needed


not invest in hot stock tips on the advice of some guy in
Chicago named Carl who acts like when he calls that we
are old fishing buddies.
I will not be a contestant in a male beauty pageant, and I
will not sit in a dunking booth and let people throw balls at
me. As well, I will not shave my head or eat worms if
someone donates $50,000 to their favorite charity. On the
other hand, if they donate it to me, I will give it some
thought. I'll soon be bald anyway.
I'm confident that I will stay on my health plan and that
I will honor these other promises as well.
Now back to January 1. Had I not already done it for
you, would you have known how to spell "Auld Lang
Syne." In Scottish dialect it means "times gone by."
If your answer was "no", it's okay. The world will keep on
turning, cabbage will still turn into sauerkraut, bream will
still bed ... etc. etc., and "we'll drink a cup of kindness for
'times gone by.'" Or as my distant cousins in Ireland would
say, we'll drink for any good reason or no reason at all, and
if it falls on January 1, then so be it.
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of
The Moultrie Observer, 229-985-4545.
E m ail: ,,i ,i.i d ,_;.., 1 .. ..i )









,Cpyrighted Material


S dicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


care to get me to the local Shands Hospital. Thanks to
all of them and the x-ray showing a fracture of my up-
per arm. What a wonderful Christmas present you gave
me (early) by careful kindness shown to me.
Thanks to having such efficient, caring people ready
to help in times of need. Merry Christmas, Live Oak,
you're the greatest!

Marilyn Kranz


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


MAGENTA nMM


BLACK


PAGE 6A


BLACK




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


CYAN Odw-,Aw*
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 7A


Branford News
Serving southern Suwannee County, including Branford, O'Brien and McAlpin




Branford club hosts Christmas Party



for Shrine Hospital patients


This little girl is in her second year as a Shrine Hospital patient sponsored by the Branford Shrine Club. She received a stuffed animal from Santa and was thrilled by all of the atten-
tion and activity.


Submitted
The Branford Shrine Club mem-
bers and their wives recently hosted
a Christmas party for the Shrine
Hospital patients sponsored by the
Branford club. The Shrine Club's
Hospital Committee Chairman, No-
ble Al Greene, noted that the club
sponsors 17 children for the Shrine
Hospital Program.
The party was held on a wet,
windy and cold Saturday and unfor-
tunately only four of the 17 were
able to attend. However, there was


Adoptive mother holds Shrine Hospital patient and a gift from Santa. Patients spon-
sored by Branford Shrine Club were recently given a Christmas party by the club mem-
bers and their wives.


Toys for Kids+ overwhelmed

with requests


Many kids still aren't
covered, say organizers

By Roger L. Burnside
Toys for Kids+ needs your help
badly. Christmas is a time of joy
and celebration. Unfortunately,
there are many children in the
Branford area that will be missing
the joy of receiving Christmas pre-
sents. We are in need of toys,
clothes and in some cases, food for
these children.
With the economy the way it is
right now we are experiencing
more requests than in past years.
No donation is too small, if you can
just provide one toy, a box of food,
a winter coat or shoes it will be
greatly appreciated.


Anyone interested in helping us
with this project can take their do-
nations to the Branford Health De-
partment. Thompson Custom
Homes at 3554 256th St., O'Brien
has agreed to be an additional drop
off site for donations. You may also
call Karen at the Branford Health
Department at 386-935-1133 or
Roger Burnside at 386-935-3343.
Should you know of a child in
need you may also call these num-
bers.
Over the years the folks in the
Branford area have brought a lot of
joy to the area's children and their
families, for this we thank each and
every one of you. The smiles and
appreciation the children express
each year make this project a bless-
ing to all.


plenty of food, games and fun for
the children, topped off by a visit
from Santa. Everyone enjoyed the
afternoon, adults and children alike!
Shrine Hospital care is furnished
free of charge for any eligible child
up to 18 years of age. It is often
quoted that Shriners furnish the
"best care money can't buy." It's free!
If you know of a child that might
need help, please contact any Shriner
for more information.
SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, PAGE 9A


American Legion Post

59 Christmas Party


In attendance at Branford Post 59 Christmas event was Jim Troup, American Legion 3rd
District Commander, along with his wife, Joanne.


Branford's American Legion Post
59 members and ladies recently en-
joyed a night out and an excellent
dinner at the Gathering Restaurant
in Branford. The Post's Christmas
party was arranged by Vice Com-
mander Larry McGrath, Adjutant
Chris Keeney and Past Commander


Mike Magone. Everyone enjoyed
the camaraderie, the meal and
Christmas spirit inspired by the
festive atmosphere, along with a
beautifully decorated Christmas
tree.
SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, PAGE 9A


Arrests..............2A Sports...............1 B
N DLegal Notices ........ N/A Suwannee Living...... 4A HI 65 LO 40 Follow us on
I X Obituaries .......... .13A Viewpoint ........... .6A PAGE 2B FACEBOOK
PAGE 2B FACBOOK


CYAN ppo- TA
MAGENTA $nM4


BLACK


BLACK


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK




North Florida


CYAN *ewvle ew *
MAGENTA Even Odd


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Branford News

O'BRIEN AND OUR NEIGHBORS

'Bits & Pieces from south Suwannee County


Christmas at Branford. This should be "Singing In The Rain"
because Audrey Howell and Karen Terry didn't let the rain
stop them from singing and dancing to the band, even in
the rain.
- Photos: Ana Smith


These two families loaded up the pickup and shared a fun-filled evening driving through "Suwannee Lights" at the Spirit
of the Suwannee.


By Ana Smith
Only eight more days,
depending on when you
read this newspaper,
and we'll start off a new
year. God willing, 2010
will be a whole lot bet-
ter for all of us than
2009 was. I hope those
of us who have dealt
with colds and flu so
many times this past
year will manage to
avoid the same as we go
through our 'winter';


DAYS IHF


JAVA JAX and
the Suwannee
Democrat


that folks dealing with
serious illness will find
relief and better health;
that those who have lost
their jobs this past year
will find new and better
jobs in coming months,
and all those little prob-
lems that have cropped
up will disappear and
we'll see the 'light at the
end of the tunnel.'
That was easier to
write than to expect, I
know. But I choose to


Look for gr ,a
daily specials on
the board at
Java Jax

Regular Cup of
Coffee and a
Suwannee
Democrat


$150
Only
\ Call the Suwannee
S Democrat to art
Your home
subscription to l da




S srnorBrat
211 Howard St. East
Live Oak
362-1734 ........

SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS
Branford 2009






The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge
in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In
the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level.
Dec. 16,'09 11.93 Dec. 19,'09 12.39
Dec. 17,'09 12.06 Dec. 20,'09 12.5
Dec. 18,'09 12.27 Dec. 21,'09 12.59

Sponsored By:


SCAFF'Supermarket
Branford 386-935-1527
525103-F


remain optimistic ... or
at least as optimistic as
reality will allow me to
be ... and trust that God
will keep me on an even
keel and keep provid-
ing, as He has for me in
so many ways.
Throughout the years
I have found one truth
in my life; no matter
how things may have
seemed at times, I have
always been able to real-
ize that each new year
has started off better
than the old year ended,
and circumstances that
seemed pretty dismal in
the past have turned out
to be lessons learned to


Hearing

Aids

Buy One
Get One


apply to the new year.
That is still true for me,
and I sincerely pray that
is true for you, too.
I have some photos to
share this week, a cou-
ple from "Suwannee
Lights" at the Spirit of
the Suwannee on De-
cember 1st and a couple
from the Branford
Christmas day celebra-
tion on Dec. 12. I took a
couple of photos of the
lights, but even though I
can tell which of the
lighted scenes I'm look-
ing at, the photos are
too dark to print in the
Democrat. So, if you
haven't taken your chil-
dren to enjoy the lights
this year, you still have
a couple of nights left in
which to do it.
Thanks to the folks
who answered the ap-
peal for help to make
this Christmas a happy
one for the children in
the Branford area
through "Toys For
Kids." As of this writ-


ing I haven't talked with
Roger Burnside the last
few days, but I did get a
couple of phone calls
from people who read
both his article and
mine and wanted to
help. Hopefully those
calls made it possible to
provide something for
every child left on his
list. Isn't is wonderful
the way people reach
out to each other?
Those phone calls cer-
tainly helped lift my
spirits! Imagine what it
did for those who have
worked so hard to
make this Christmas a
happy one for all the
children and their fami-
lies!
And I received an e-
mail that the expansion
at the Suwannee County
Animal Shelter is finally
started. With all that
we have worked so
hard to achieve in the
last few years, that is a
project that has been a
long time in the works.


It will be such an im-
provement in the efforts
to help save so many
animals and find them
good homes, and it's all
thanks to the hard work
of the staff and volun-
teers. So congratula-
tions to all those who
work at and support the
county shelter. I can't
wait to see the complet-
ed facility.
From "Humorous
Quotations":
"As you go through
life you are going to
have many opportuni-
ties to keep your mouth
shut; take advantage of
all of them."
"One of the most diffi-
cult things to give away
is kindness ... it is usual-
ly returned."
"Laughter is the sen-
sation of feeling good
all over and showing it
principally in one spot."
"Life is like a shower;
one false move, and
you're in hot water."
"If you look back too
much, you will soon be
heading that way."
"We need not worry
so much about what
man descends from ...
it's what he descends to
that shames the human
race!"
God sent His only Son
to save us ... take some
time to honor both the
Father and the Son as
we celebrate the birth-
day of Christ! I pray
you have blessing after
blessing this Christmas
and all through the
coming year. God bless!


MAGENTA n M Mu*


PAGE 8A


BLACK


'Ref elections:





NI IC PiLL\- RAM. I ILL a

JilStim aLflLY A\ L, .I\i )a
364-5331


Christmas Sale
Dec. 14-24, 2009
Stop by and see our wide variety of gifts sure to
be on everyone Christmas List. ~.iii.h everyone
a safe and blessed Christmas holiday!

Byrd's Power Equipment
11860 E. U.S. 27, Branford, FL 32008
Hours: Mon.-Fri.7a.m.-5p.m.(386) 935-1544
Closed Saturday until Spring P86) 935-1544


Attn: Pilots & Prospective Pilots
fr 3 planes for personal use
or learn to fly with an instructor
Reasonable Fees
1 hr. Intro Flight $ gift
S Great i.:I. 1 M;, .. ,,, certificate
Include all costs involved with the first flight
Call Mark Fessler 303-775-5015
www.liveoakflyers.com
Emai eoakflyers@gmail.com


BLACK




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


CYAN
MAGENTA


Branford News


Branford club hosts Christmas Party

for Shrine Hospital patients


In center is a shrine patient happy to see Santa, though she doesn't want him too close!
Child's mother is at left, while Santa hands out candy canes.


This Shrine Hospital patient is happy with his gift from Santa. Although this patient has ac-
tually "graduated" from the hospital program, he was welcomed along with the other chil-
dren sponsored by the Branford Shrine Club.
- Courtesy photos


Keeping time with Branford Rotary


On behalf of the
Rotary Club of
Branford, George
Petrena presented
two watches to
Jesse Caskin, a
sixth-grader at
Branford High
School. One
watch was for
dress the other
for play. Jesse
said, "Thank you, I
feel really good
about accepting
them."


George Petrena pre-
sented two watches
to Tiphani Whitley on
behalf of the Rotary
Club of Branford. One
watch was for dress,
the other for play.
She said, "I feel really
good that I got them
thank you very
much," then hugged
the photographer..
Tiphani is a sixth-
grader at Branford
High School.
Photos: George Petrena


American Legion Post

59 Christmas Party


Enjoying the American Legion Post 59 festivities (left side, front to back) are Walt and
Martha Sherrod and Judy Robarts; right side, front to back are Elsie Law and Bernice and
Sam Cobean.


Christain Keeney and his
dad, Edwin Lee, enjoyed the
evening together. Chris, the
Post Adjutant, took the op-
portunity to sign up his dad
for membership. Mr. Lee,
83, is a US Navy veteran
and was a radioman on the
Battleship Wisconsin during
World War II.




Al Donovan, Post Chaplain
and WWIIl Vet, and his
daughter Erin (Sarge)
Donovan, a Gulf War vet.
Chaplain Donovan led off
the party with a prayer and
blessing of the Christmas
dinner.


VV 4A-
From left: Wendell and Melba Lewis, along with Post 59
member Arthur Wilson. Lewis is the Post's Sergeant-at-
Arms and is said to be present "in case anyone gets rowdy!"
As there was only Christmas spirit and camaraderie among
the crowd, the Sgt-at-Arms sat idle and wished everyone
Merry Christmas!
- Courtesy photos


Byrd's Power Equipment
Sales & Service
All Makes & Models
;- Husqvarna HUSTLER
Dealer Turf Equipmen
4911 TRI KCKECISSO M
CLOSED SATURDAYS UNTIL SPRING
11860 E. U.S. 27, Branford, FL 32008
Hours: Mon.-Fri. (386) 935-1544
7a.m.-5p.m. 3 93 525122-F
PHONE
P.H.935-1442
ESTABLISHED 1904
Badcok&more
HOME FURNITURE 10 .
It'sSoEasy.
P.O. BOX 518
OWNER 903 SUWANNEE AVE.
TIM VERDI BRANFORD, FL 32008
525158-F


GILCHRIST .NORTH FLORIDA 8:3am-6:pm DURON
BUILDING SUPPLY INC. PHARMACY WILLIAMSON'S
Now accepting TREE SERVICE
Serving the commu Blue Cross Blue Shield Complete tree removal,
sLZy since 1979 i Complete tree removal,
Since 1979 Health Options trimming, pruning, stump grinding,
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Everything For Your Home Recovery haul off, and bobcat service.
"lSat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. From Prescriptions to Medical Supplies Hazardous trees our specialty.
Swwwgilchrist.doitbest.com Serving your area for over 10 years.
101 S.W. US Highway 27 Licensed and insured free estimates
Hwy. 129 Bell, FL Cherry Lumbert Brafd Florida 32008
h erBranford, mcrida Call 352 318 3810 op 386 835 2180
Pharmacist 525194-F (386) 935-6905 564016-F

b u b aDaniels Funeral Homes CLASS "A" COLLISION INC.
"The Wrecksperts"
&Crematory, Inc. i Quality Guaranteed
& r a r anInsurance Preferred Shop
SUnibody & Frame Straightening
24.HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE Branford 386-935-1124 Major Credit Cards Accepted.
*Automatic Fuel Delvery Prompt installation & Repair Live Oak 386-362-4333 F,
Safety Trained Professionals Easy Payment Plans James (Jim) B. Daniels, III, L.F.D.
Our Business is Keith Daniels, L.F.D.
Customer Satisfaction 502 SUWANNEE AVE. SW BRANFORD ( Larry Keith Daniel FREE ESTIMATE Shop 386-935-9334
hMp 1wwsobvapWncom -BNFO RDJ.B. Daniels, Jr. F Shop386-935-9334
Bs pm386-935-1728 (Lal) Family Owned & Operated TED or TERESA LAWRENCEax 386-935-0464
1cl O e 301 Suwannee Ave., P.O. Box 519 FX386-935-0464
525152-F 525127-F Branford, FL. 32008-0519 525154-F

ZEE ANGEL Optimal Health To advertise
BAGEL CAFE at Three Rivers Medical your business
BAGEL CAFE In Branford, FL here, call
907 N. Suwannee Ave., Branford (It is not necessary to become a patient of Rhonda at
Located in front of Hospice Three Rivers Medical to participate in the R I IIaU
386-935-1123 ^*'Optimal Health Program.) 386-362-173 4
Call 386-935-1607
for more information and for more
5626- appointment! 568713-F inform action
52511~ 1 -F


CYAGN TA oo
MAGENTA $n M 4


BLACK


$ ,newtnew$
Even Odd

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


BLACK


PAGE 9A


Mini-Storage'
Large and Small Units
Reasonable
386-935-2122 386-935-0298
525190-F


.loll-


I


I




North Florida


CYAN ,newen ew
MAGENTA Even Odd


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Making a joyful noise


Antioch Baptist Church's Children dents of Surrey Place Care Center
In Action group visited with resi- recently. The children sang Christ-


mas songs for those in the dining
hall, and afterwards "decked the


halls" to those who were unable to
meet and greet them there.


A caroling we will go.


A JoyTul noise.


"Deck the halls ..."


MASSAGE THERAPY-
t d f HERBAL & SEA CLAY
BODY WRAPS
362-7727
SMA 52983 MA 55825
* I .... Ii3 I 536101-F


M 7M : I ;f I HfiiHIk

Q What is the best way to keep my
L hardwood floors looking new?


I1I0-QN -----
S$1099hildren ATV's
1,1^099 starting at
Available in blue, s549.00
110cc electric start, 47cc 2 stroke
all prices automatic automate
GRAp


A AUTOMOTIVE
500 West Howard Street (US 90), Live Oak
386-362-4012


floors, since excess water can seep mio seams. INever
drag furniture or other objects across a wood floor.
Instead, clean the floor thoroughly to remove dust and
grit, then use "gliding" furniture pads underneath the
piece to aid sliding it across the floor. Be sure to
follow manufacturer recommendations to treat
flooring scratches and dents. Use furniture pads to
place under table and chair legs and on the feet of
dressers and armoires. Some floors may require
periodic waxing and buffing. Use area rugs in high
traffic areas. Always remove spills promptly. While
small drips of water may not harm the floor, be sure
not to let excess amounts of water sit on the floor.
Find out cleaning and care requirements for your
specific floor from the manufacturer or contact the
experts at Live Oak Paint & Flooring.
1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066
__563992-F


We're proud to be associated with Reinke
M oreManufacturing an independent company
i dn det that cares more about producing great
independenirrigation systems than returning dividends
to stockholders. All Reinke irrigation
systems use high-strength steel for the best
value in center pivots. Contact us for
aReinke irrigation systems and components.
Champion Irrigation, Inc
POBox 1236
Live Oak, FL 32064 Reinke
c386-362-5719 wwignkeo .
championirrigation@msn.com


Singing to a resident. Courtesy photos

FSJUWANNEE
W INSURANCE
A AGENCY, INC.
386-364-1000
CALL US FOR YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS
AUTO ~ HOME ~ MOBILE HOME ~ BOAT ~ RV ~ BUSINESS LIABILITY
~ PROPERTY ~ LIFE ~ HEALTH ~ MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS
1720 OHIO AVENUE N. Fax (386) 362-6118
LIVE OAK, FL 3064-4800 561906-F Www.suwanneeinsurance.com



SA l


In order to allow our employees time off to spend with their families
the following deadlines will be in effect:
Midweek Edition. Dec. 30
North Florida Focus Retail Advertising ...............12 p.m. (Noon) Wednesday, Dec. 23
Classified Line Ads........................................ 12 p.m. (Noon) Wednesday, Dec. 23
Legal Advertising........................................... 12 p.m. (Noon) W wednesday, Dec. 23
Retail Advertising (B section) ....................... 12 p.m. (Noon) Wednesday, Dec. 23
Retail Advertising (A section) ....................... 12 p.m. (Noon) Wednesday, Dec. 23
Weekend Edition. Jan. 1. 2010
Retail Advertising (B section) ................................................ 1 p.m Monday, Dec. 28
Classified & Legal Line Ads.............................................. 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28
Retail Advertising (A section) ................................................2 p.m Monday, Dec. 28
Have a safe and happy holiday


umwaunne emrirrat
211 Howard St. East PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064
386-362-1734 Fax 386-364-5578 566434-F


CYAGN TA ppo
MAGENTA $ UM4M


PAGE 10A


BLACK


BLACK


WILDFIAEF-w]




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


NEWS FROM YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT


By Mary Ward
Suwannee County I
Department

The holiday season
bring lots of fun, foo
feasting. However, if
is not handled or pre


Don't let food spoil
properly food poisoning top. Be careful with the s
can result and a happy par- juices from thawing meat l
ty can quickly turn into an and do not let it drip on
upset tummy or even a trip other foods. h
to the emergency room. Cook the stuffing sepa- o
Food poisoning is created rate from the turkey.
by bacteria, which in most Stuffing cooked inside a o
cases are undetectable by turkey may not get hot h
sight, smell or taste. Mil- enough for any dangerous o
., lions of people get food bacteria in it to be killed. h
poisoning each year. Here Make sure cooking a
are a few food safety tips temperatures are high is
v/f.i for your holiday gathering: enough to kill bacteria. ti
Thaw meat in the re- Temperatures between p
Health frigerator, not on the 40 and 140 degrees Fahren- a
counter top. heit are the most dangerous g
Room temperature en- for bacterial growth. A
n can courage the growth of meat thermometer, inserted s,
d and bacteria, so defrost your into the thickest part of the tc
food meat in the refrigerator meat but not touching the a
-pared rather than on the counter bone, is the best way to as- v


your holiday fun!


ure proper cooking to at
east 180 degrees.
Take extra care with
holiday buffets and left-
vers.
The longer food is kept
ut, especially beyond two
ours, the greater the risk
f food poisoning even if
ot trays or chaffing dishes
re used. Refrigerate per-
shables, especially the
turkey and other meat and
oultry products, as soon
s possible after your
guests have finished eating.
Leftover turkey can be
afely refrigerated for three
o four days, but stuffing
nd gravy should be used
within a day or two. To


speed up the cooling
process, slice leftovers into
serving sizes and store
them in several small or
shallow, covered contain-
ers. Frozen turkey and
stuffing should be reheated
to the proper temperatures
before serving, and leftover
gravy should be reheated to
a rolling boil.
Raw eggs in holiday
recipes require special
care.
Be especially careful
when making homemade
eggnog. Eggnog mixtures
made from raw eggs should
be cooked or microwaved
to 160 degrees Fahrenheit
or until it thickens enough


to coat a spoon then refrig-
erate at once.
The high temperatures
required to cook cakes,
cookies and candy contain-
ing raw eggs are sufficient
to kill bacteria. However,
the raw eggs in cookie
dough may present a haz-
ard, especially to children,
pregnant women, the elder-
ly and those with certain
health problems so un-
cooked cookie dough is not
safe to eat.
Source: Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture publi-
cation
http://www.florida-agri-
culture.com/consumers/foo
dsafety_winter.htm


Wash those germs down the drain


By Melissa Ciidiff-Garrison, R.N.
Suwannee County Health Department


During National Hand Washing Week, the Suwannee
County Health Department urges you to be especially dili-
gent in making sure you wash your hands properly. Un-
clean hands can spread germs, like those that cause the
H1N1 virus, to your family members, friends and co-
workers. Here are five common ways germs are spread:
From your nose or eyes to your hands and then to
others
Germs can spread to the hands by sneezing, coughing or
rubbing the eyes and then can be transferred to others.
Simply washing your hands can help prevent such illness-
es as the common cold or eye infections. Also, try cough-
ing and sneezing into your elbow instead of your hands.
From your hands to food
Usually germs are spread from unclean hands to food by
an infected food preparer that didn't wash his or her hands
after using the toilet. The germs are then passed to those
who eat the food. This is easily prevented by always wash-
ing your hands after using the toilet and before preparing



ScHALES

g SPECIALTY STORE

108 Howard Street East
I Live Oak, FL 32064
I 386-208-1316
www.mchales.us
email: store@mchales.us

S ICS CREMATION &
FUNERAL HOME
357 N.W. Wilks Lane, Lake City, FL 32055
386-752-3436 866-935-9273
COMPLETE FUNERAL FOR

$3995.oOOAtNeed)
Includes: Service with visitation, Casket, Vault and Open & Close of Grave
DIRECT CREMATION *875(AtNeed1
"AFFORDABLE AND CARING SERVICES FOR YOUR FAMILY"
"Prices Subject to Change" 536107-F


CALL TODAY!
Packages start as low as




2999 month

ANDY'S SATELLITE
386-364-1832
Your Local Authorized DIRECTV Dealer mrs
@2009 DIRECTV, Inc DIRECIVand theC Ine Design logo reregistered trademaks
of DIRECT, Inc.


food items.
From food to hands to food
Germs are transmitted from raw foods such as chicken,
to hands while preparing a meal. The germs on the hands
are then transferred to other uncooked foods such as a sal-
ad. Cooking the raw food killed the initial germs, but the
salad remains contaminated.
From an infected child to their hands and then to
other children
Germs are passed from a child with diarrhea to the
hands of the parent during diaper changing. If the parent
doesn't immediately wash his or her hands, the germs that
cause diarrhea are then passed to others.
From animals to people
Wash your hands after petting animals or touching a sur-
faces they come into contact with.

For proper hand washing, you must have these three
components:
1. Soap
2. Warm water
3. Friction (rubbing your hands together)

Here are six easy steps for washing your hands proper-
ly:
1. Wet hands with warm, running water.
2. Add soap.
3. Rub hands together vigorously for 20 seconds. Chil-
dren can be taught to sing their "A, B, C's" or "Happy
Birthday." Be sure to wash:
The backs of hands
Wrists
Between fingers
Tips of fingers
Thumbs and
Under and around fingernails
4. Rinse while pointing fingers down
5. Dry vigorously with paper towels or a clean cloth
towel
6. Turn off faucet with towel and open door with towel

If you do not have soap or running water, then use an al-
cohol-based hand rub. To properly remove germs from
hands with these rubs:
Apply about a dime-sized portion of hand rub to palm
of one hand
Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and
fingers
Rub until hands are dry
If you would like a presentation on hand washing in for
your child's class or group, please contact Mary Ward at
the Suwannee County Health Department 386-362-2708
x259.


ft Illml llel
IoERADO LIVE'! I
Enjoy Fun
Entertainment


to register.
iTou n4:fno ..5 entry fee Celebrating Their 1-Year Anniversary
Watch the Bowl Game uA
r on our big screen 0 tv l
386-832-7175 Sake Emporium
.. w.myspace.conicountylinelounge A I Call 386-758-1666



Surrey Place

Care Center

A ibqk//e HealthCARE Community
C7


Health Department

observes

World Aids Day
By Cindy D. M. *,v. R.N
Suwannee County Health Department
The Florida Department of Health joined world,
federal, state, and community partners in recogniz-
ing December 1 as World AIDS Day. Since 1988,
World AIDS Day has been a day of remembrance,
awareness, and renewed commitments to stopping
the spread of HIV/AIDS. The World AIDS Day
campaign encourages continued commitment from
policymakers and leaders to keep their promise to
achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention,
treatment, care, and support by the year 2010.
The Department of Health's Bureau of
HIV/AIDS continuously works to close prevention
gaps among some of Florida's most vulnerable
populations. Racial/ethnic minorities and men who
have sex with men continue to be disproportionate-
ly impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Expanded HIV prevention efforts, increased test-
ing, and increased efforts to link HIV infected
Floridians to care have led to reductions in new in-
fections and decreases in HIV/AIDS deaths. De-
spite decreases in infection rates and deaths,
HIV/AIDS remains as a threat to all Floridians.
According to data released from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the
United States becomes infected with HIV/AIDS
every 9 1/2 minutes. The DOH Bureau of
HIV/AIDS encourages all Floridians to help stop
the clock on HIV/AIDS. HIV not only changes the
lives of those infected, but it changes the lives of
their families, friends, and community. On Decem-
ber 1 many took a moment of silence to acknowl-
edge those who have become infected, remember
those lost to AIDS, and make a personal commit-
ment to respond to the HIV epidemic.
For more information on World AIDS Day,
please visit www.FloridaAids.org or www.we-
makethechange.com. You may also call the Florida
AIDS Hotline at 1-800-FLA-AIDS. Information is
also available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Cre-
ole or through a text telephone (TTY) line at (888)
530-7118.


USAT...
Gustafson's Farm
ORANGE JUICE 0
Half Gallon

2FOR


. Country Home
Gallon
MILK

$319





Kelloggs or M C2
General Mills$ '--
CEREAL 2 Box
Shop The Best!
(Sale prices in effect thru
Jan. 31, 2010)


COCA-COLA
12 pack Cans
3 FOR 1i
or $4.29 each


FRUIT DRINK
Gallon
2FOR 3


MAGENTA $nM


CYAN ,newen ew
MAGENTA Even Odd


BLACK


PAGE 11A


datttw 4 6 u e'e at 4me

110 SE Lee Ave., Live Oak, FL
386-364-5961
536109-F


BLACK


-IMUM-1


k1-.dafv PSar


I


Sl()*S


i




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


PAGE 12A


Even Odd
* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


BLACK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


GNimmicks No Hidden Payments
On Most New Toyota's *
S _____ Just Sign & Drive!___


06 Nissan 4m,
Altima J4D/mO
U~~ Nissanq&mw m


09 Toyota
Camry


$339im


06 Toyota$3
Avalon 1/mo


09 Chevy
Malibu $319mo


08 Toyota $Q
4 Runner SR5 JOOImo


08 Ford
Fusion


$299m


08 Toyota
Matrix


$269/mol 06 DroedVT39 /ma


i- I IEllW


08 Nissan $33Q,
Frontier $33/mO


,2000.00 at 72 months, 7.99% with approved credit. Payments good this week only.

g TOYOTA OUNTREE MOORE TOYOTA SCION

e soon 386-755-0631 800-211-TOYOTA


CYAN
MAGENTA


PPO UOA:]
6lbn i
nmu mu
IFOU IFI 1!OU


BLACK


i l


|


k |


F




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


Ruby Frances
Hughes Rudd
June 1, 1924-
December 18, 2009

R uby Frances
Hughes Rudd, 85,
)V of Dowling Park,
Fl passed away Friday De-
cember 18, 2009 in the
Good Samaritan Center,
Dowling Park, Fl after a
long illness. The Live Oak,
Fl native lived most of her
life in Live Oak, FL. Mrs.
Rudd was a Bookkeeper
and a member of the


Church of Jesus Christ of
the Latter Day Saints.
Survivors included her
daughter: Carol Van Leu-
ven, Provo, Ut; one son:
Rudy S. Rudd, Provo, Ut;
One sister: Glenna Mae
Hughes, Dowling Park, Fl;
Eighteen Grandchildren,
Forty-Four Great-Grand-
children and Seven Great-
Great-Grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by
her husband: Sherman J.
Rudd and daughter: Martha
Ann Enlow.
Funeral services will be


held Thursday 10:00 am
December 24, 2009 at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, Live
Oak, Fl with Mr. Lacy
Douglas and Mr. Frank
Allen officiating. Interment
will follow in the Live Oak
cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak, Fl is in charge of all
arrangements.
Please sign the
online ... .... i7t-i. Go to
www.suwanneedemocrat.com
and click on obituaries


Celebrants gathered Sunday at the Suwannee County Historical Museum to usher
in Kwanzaa with music and dance. Guests stopped by throughout the day to take
part in the festivities. The holiday of Kwanzaa takes place annually Dec. 26- Jan.1.
Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


15-month prison term for White Springs man
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr. term.
Gerald Nickles, 55, of White According to the document,
Springs was sentenced Thursday Nickles is restricted from entering
to 15 months in prison on one the Wal-Mart in Live Oak, which
count of grand theft, according to is where the theft occurred.
a Suwannee County court docu- Nickles must pay nearly $2,000
ment. in fines and court costs once re-
Nickles, whose case was heard Gerald Nickles leased from prison. He was tak-


by Judge Paul Bryan, must serve
45 months probation following his prison


en into custody Thursday follow-
ing the judge's decision.


Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee to meet
The Suwannee County Republican Ex- lowing Thursday.
ecutive Committee meets in the council The guest speaker on Jan. 7 will be
chambers of Live Oak City Hall at 7 p.m. Suwannee Valley Electric Coop CEO, John
on the first Thursday of the month. Martz. All are welcome to attend. For more
If the first Thursday is the first day of the information call Chairman Carl Meece at
month, the meeting will be held on the fol- 386-776-1444.









Because


*jo ) *


// \-.


time


is Precious


When faced

with a

life-threatening

injury

or illness,

V you need

Fast Service

Quality Care

Caring Hands


Coalition, S&S team up

against underage drinking


Continued From Page 1A

to minors is illegal. Buying or giving alco-
hol to anyone under the age of 21 can land
you in jail."
S&S Food Stores owner Lester Scaff
allowed the coalition to place the stickers
in all 10 of his Suwannee County stores.
"We don't want to be a part of selling
alcohol to minors," said Scaff. "I think
it's a good idea, it's a big job for us to
train our employees not to sell to minors
and we welcome any help with this. We
want to do anything we can. We feel we
do a good job but if it's not 100 percent,


it's not good enough."
Coalition Director Mary Taylor said
underage drinking is "a complex prob-
lem."
"The Coalition believes we must seek
to address this issue in a variety of ways
and providing local businesses with help
to stop underage sales is one of the strate-
gies we use," said Taylor. "Unfortunately,
many people buy alcohol for minors."
Carla Blalock, coalition chair, hopes
that other store owners will follow.
"It is our desire that adults will defi-
nitely know that buying alcohol for mi-
nors is illegal," said Blalock.


S&S Food Stores owner Lester Scaff places a warning sticker on an alcohol beverage cool-
er at his store on US 129 North recently. Courtesy photo


Unemployed? Get a subscription for a dollar


Continued From Page 1A

Myra C. Regan. "Hopeful-
ly when these residents
find work, they will con-
tinue to read the paper and
eventually become full
subscribers."
Unemployed residents
can sign up for the $1 deal
from Dec. 23 through Jan-


uary 22, 2010.
Regan says the Suwan-
nee Democrat got the idea
after a sister publication,
The Daily (Dalton, Ga.)
Citizen made a similar of-
fer this fall.
The Suwannee Democ-
rat will allow residents to
renew their $1 subscrip-
tion if they still have not


found work at the end of
three months.
Proper unemployment
verification must be
shown when signing up.
The delivery address
and name for the subscrip-
tion must match the ad-
dress at which unemploy-
ment benefits are re-
ceived.


*


For ER waiting times, text ER to 23000
or visit
lakecitymedical.com


LAKE CITY

MEDICAL CENTER

386-719-9000

Consult-A-Nurse 800-525-3248


563936-F


More than 1,500 people are killed in

alcohol-related crashes between

Thanksgiving and New Year's Day

Have a SAFE Holiday Season

Don't Drink and Drive!
*0


Suwannee

Coalition


0
0@


M PPO UeAA

MAGENTA $N UM4M *


MAGENTA Even Odd


BLACK


PAGE 13A


www. suwanneecoalition. corn


568027-F


BLACK


I





North Florida


MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 14A


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


Three hurt in


2-vehicle crash


Continued From Page 1A

Sandra Clark was the
driver of the other vehicle,
a Mercury Grand Marquis.
The two vehicles ap-
peared to have collided at
the center of the crossing,
leaving both Quillen and
Vining injured.
Quillen complained of
chest pain and told res-
cuers that she had struck
her head inside the truck,
according to daughter Nik-
ki.
Vining was helped from
the truck and appeared to
have a deep gash to the
head, which covered the
left side of his face in
blood. Both Vining and
Quillen were wearing their
seatbelts at the time, Nikki
Quillen said.
At the scene, Clark lay


on a medical flat board,
hands trembling.
A rescue worker at the
scene said Clark appeared
to be OK. "She's just shak-
en up," said a woman who
claimed to be the woman's
daughter-in-law, but re-
frained from giving her
name.
The injured occupants
were removed from both
vehicles and transported to
Shands Live Oak. Suwan-
nee County Fire/Rescue
and Live Oak Fire Depart-
ment responded.
The injured were not
listed as patients at area
hospitals as of Monday.
It was not clear which
direction each vehicle was
traveling at the time of im-
pact. Updates will be avail-
able as more information is
gathered.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Branford man grieves loss


of movie star daughter


..
,' w ]m.







,/ .i *
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy


By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.lIivingston@gaflnews.com

Angelo Bertolotti, the father of
late actress Brittany Murphy, is a
resident of Branford. He recently
spoke out about the tragic death
of his actress daughter.
Murphy, 32, died Sunday
morning at the home of her hus-
band, screenwriter Simon Mon-
jack, in West Hollywood Hills,
according to the Associated Press.
Murphy was officially pro-
nounced dead at 10:04 a.m. after
being transported to the hospital.
Cause of death was cardiac arrest,
according to MSN and other news


sources.
"She was just an absolute doll
since she was born," Bertolotti
told AP "Her personality was al-
ways outward. Everybody loved
her ... she was just a regular gal."
Bertolotti continued, "She was
just a talent. And I loved her."
Murphy is famous for her roles
in "Clueless," "8 Mile" and "Girl,
Interrupted," among others. She
was also the voice of the charac-
ter Luann on the animated series
"King of the Hill."
The investigation continues,
but AP reports that Murphy ap-
pears to have died of natural caus-
es.


Plea deal: 1-year term

in death of 11-year-old


Continued From Page 1A

Sallas and two other
passengers, Marjorie
Jones, two years old at the
time, and Elizabeth Jones,
an infant, were treated for
injuries at Shands Live
Oak. Neither Alyssa nor
Sallas were wearing their
seatbelts, according to FHP
reports. The other two chil-
dren were not properly re-
strained either, reports at
the time also showed.
Monday, counsel for Sal-
las was attorney James M.
Janousek II. Prosecutor
Craig Jacobsen represented
the state and agreed to Sal-
las' plea to have Count 1,
vehicular homicide, a
crime punishable up to 15
years in prison dropped.
Under Count 2, driving
with a suspended license,
which is a third degree
felony, Sallas will serve a
year and a day in prison


and three years probation.
Under Count 3, child
abuse: neglect resulting in
great bodily injury, Sallas
will serve one year and one
day in prison with three ad-
ditional years probation
following the probation for
Count 2 and both prison
terms. The prison terms
will run concurrently.
On Count 4, neglect of a
child, Sallas will receive
one year probation in con-
junction with the probation
for Count 2.
Sallas must also pay
$300 in court costs, $600
to FHP, and restitution to
Shawn Jones for funeral
expenses for victim Alyssa
Jones.
Judge David Fina
signed the plea agreement
on Dec. 14, but has or-
dered a pre-sentence in-
vestigation to be complet-
ed by Dec. 25. Sentencing
is set for Feb. 4.


Another image of burglary suspect. Photo courtesy LOPD


'Well-dressed' burglary su.


Continued From Page 1A Accompanying this article are
two photos taken from surveillance
eludes mechanic's hand and power cameras at the business. "The pho-
tools. LOPD Det. Sgt. Ron Shaw tos are fuzzy, but this person is a
noted that the stolen tools belong well-dressed burglar," said Shaw.
to employees of the business, not The suspect is described as an
the company itself. The cost of the African American male with "very
stolen tools is in excess of $2000, low cut hair and tight sides," said
said Shaw. Property damage Shaw. "He dresses well for a bur-
caused during the burglaries also glar, wearing a leather jacket, kha-
exceeds $2000. ki pants, and black dress shoes.


-U











aspect sought
Suspect appears to be light to
medium complexioned. Height
about 5'10" to 6' feet tall, weight
unknown."
Anyone recognizing this person
is urged to contact the Live Oak
Police Department at 386-362-
7463 ext. 232, or call Crime Stop-
pers at 386-208-8477. You can re-
main anonymous and still receive a
reward.


OEAV

3 pE


PPO UOA3

MAGENTA $ M M


BLACK


FAR


BLACK


I




North Florida


MAGENTA


Even Odd


uumannturr rmotnrrat
Section B
Wednesday, December 23, 2009


H 4 d - I



We're #1 in the #2 Business!
Complete Septic Tank Services
and Pump Outs

Call 386-364-5485
8596 US 90 E, Live Oak
www.lundysseptic.com


Lady 'Dogs suffer first district loss


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

The Suwannee High
School ladies basketball
team suffered their first
district loss Dec. 11 against
Williston, 34-31. The
'Dogs came out a little flat
after being delayed due to
Christmas festivities in
Williston.
The ladies were led by
Kristiana Evans with
eight points. She also had
eight rebounds and two
steals. Tatiyanna Thomas
followed with six points
and four assists. Hope
Chambers had six points,
six rebounds, three assists,
three steals and six blocked
shots. Kemberlee Beaty
had five points, three re-
bounds and one steal.
Tiyrenee Riley and Ricto-
ria Merrick each had
three points.
On Dec. 5, the ladies de-
feated Madison County 36-
30. They were led by Kris-
tiana Evans with 14
points, seven rebounds and
five steals.
Hope Chambers fol-
lowed with five points,
nine rebounds and six
blocked shots. Tatiyanna
Thomas: five points, four
rebounds and three steals.
Kemberlee Beaty: four
points and six rebounds.
Rictoria Merrick: four
points, three steals and two
blocks. Tara Oliver: four
points and Tiyrenee Riley:
two points.
On Dec. 8, the Lady
'Dogs traveled to Ft. White
and defeated them 53-10.
The ladies jumped out in
front with a commanding
40-4 lead at half time and
continued with a running
clock in the second half.
They were led by Tatiyan-
na Thomas with 19 points,
five rebounds, six steals
and two blocked shots.
Rictoria Merrick had
eight points and three re-
bounds. Kemberlee Beaty:
seven points, three re-
bounds and three blocked
shots. Kristiana Evans:


SEE LADY'DOGS, PAGE 2B Kemberlee Beaty reaches for the ball. Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


SPORTS
COMMENTARY


And then


there


was one

Sportabout
By Tom Daniels

The New
Orleans Saint' 'l
vision of an
undefeated
season came to /
an abrupt halt
Saturday as they lost to the
Dallas Cowboys. New
Orleans should not be too
disappointed. There were
decades when it seemed they
didn't win 13 games. They
were, after all, the original
Ain'ts. Paper bags, ticket
burnings, etc.
They have been replaced
by the Detroit Pussy Cats.
The AFC playoff picture
includes about everyone. The
Colts are in, the Chargers are
in and it appears the Patriots
and Bengals are almost in.


SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 2B



Looking

forward
Submitted

Suwannee Dog Pound end-
ed its first season.
After many emails, meet-
ings and research, Suwannee
Dog Pound became a reality.
SDP was accepted as a mem-
ber of the Pop Warner Little
Scholars Putnam Athletic
League in late July and De-
wayne Charlton or Coach "D"
was accepted as commissioner
of the league.
Although SDP started late,
they took off with determina-
tion. Training sessions, which
were held in Green Cove
Springs, Palatka, Starke and
Keystone Heights, had to be
attended, tests had to be taken
and passed in order to receive
completion certificates. Funds
had to be raised for league
fees and equipment.
Coach "D" worked really
hard to get a SDP board, SDP
football coaches, trainers and
SDP cheerleading coaches in
place to meet the deadline.
Football and cheer coaches
had to be trained and granted
certification by the deadline to
qualify for the season. Pop
Warner accepted four football
and cheerleading teams for
Suwannee Dog Pound in the
Putnam Athletic League. Ac-
cepted teams were Tiny Mites
division, Mity Mites division,
SEE LOOKING FORWARD,
PAGE 2B


ABOVE: Logan Register in recent action.
LEFT: Logan Fletcher works hard for his escape
point. Photos: Rudy Fletcher


On the



mat


804 S. Ohio Ave. & 1102 N. Ohio, Live Oak 386-362-3433
11035 County Rd. 136, Dowling Park 386-658-6488
M.effbe Joy Baker
www.ffsb.com FDID i e-s Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com for athlete's profile


PPO ueA]

MAGENTA *M-M*


BLACK


BLACK


r BA Presented by:


BANK of FLORIDA




North Florida


MAGENTA Even Odd


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


SPORTS


Lady 'Dogs suffer



first district loss


Continued From Page 1B

seven points and two
steals. Joy Baker: four
points. Tiyrenee Riley:
three points, four rebounds
and three steals. Caity
Foreman: two points.
Tara Oliver: two points
and Hope Chambers: one
point, eight rebounds.
On Saturday, Dec. 12,
the ladies downed the
Hamilton County Trojans,
71-41.
Leading the pack was
Tatiyanna Thomas with
12 points, five rebounds,
six steals and two blocks.


Kristiana Evans had 15
points.
Joy Baker had eight.
Hope Chambers: eight
points and seven rebounds.
Caity Foreman: seven
points. Tara Oliver: seven
points and three steals.
Kemberlee Beaty: six
points and three blocks.
Rictoria Merrick: three
points. Jawanza Pipin:
three points.
Tiyrenee Riley: two
points, four rebounds and
three steals.
The Lady 'Dogs record
stood at 5-4, 3-1 since as
of the Hamilton game.


RIGHT: Caity Foreman keeps a hold on the ball.
- Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
Continued From Page 1B

The Broncos and Ravens
are one up on the Jaguars,
Texans, Jets, Dolphins,
Steelers and Titans. The
Giants, Packers and
Cowboys will fight for
two playoff spots in the
NFC. The Eagles, Saints
and Vikings are in.
The Jets and Bills are
the only thing that stands
between the Colts and an


undefeated season. The
Jets are first up and they
must win to have a shot at
the playoffs. The Bills'
season will rest on beating
the Colts in Buffalo. If the
Colts make it we will once
again be pummeled by
stories of the Old
Dolphins and the almost
perfect Patriots. Give them
there due but there is no
classier act then Peyton
Manning. Win or lose, the
NFL should tape his
interviews as learning
tools for the Me
generation.


Find us on Facebook


Looking forward


Continued From Page 1B

Jr. Peewee division and Peewee
division. Participants were ages
five through 13.
The league required that each
participant (football and cheer)
have certain hours of practice in
order to participate. Before the
first game, the players and cheer-
leaders worked very hard to get
their hours logged in order to be
eligible to play. Records had to
be kept by the coaches and the
records were checked before
each game by Putnam officials.
SDP traveled to Keystone
Heights for the Putnam Athletic
League Popwarner Kickoff Clas-
sic to start the season off. There
were over 1,500 participants and
family members in attendance for
this event. SDP had the oppor-
tunity of hosting three home


games here at Paul Langford Sta-
dium. At times, SDP had to travel
in different directions with differ-
ent divisions which made deci-
sions hard when a family had
players or cheerleaders on differ-
ent teams, but the pound had
plenty of team support. The
teams traveled to Gainesville,
Starke, Palatka and Keystone
Heights, Alachua, Crescent City,
Deltona and Lake City for
games.
Suwannee Dog Pound has
done great for their first year.
The football teams did not make
the play offs this year, but they
did play in several bowl games.
The Mitey Mites team placed
second in Tallahassee in The Big
Bend League. The Jr. Pewee
team placed second in the Jack-
sonville Jaguars league, and also
the Gainesville Putnam League.


The Peewee team won both of
their bowl games that were
played in Jacksonville and
Gainesville.
SDP cheerleaders traveled to
Keystone Heights for cheer com-
petitions. The Jr. Peewee and
Peewee squads placed second in
the district and went on to com-
pete in regionals in Orlando dur-
ing Thanksgiving holidays. Cheer
teams from Pensacola all the way
to Miami attended the regionals
in Orlando. SDP squads compet-
ed against 108 other teams and
while they did not place in the
regionals, their performance was
highly rated by the judges for a
first time team.
Suwannee Dog Pound also
sponsored an after school pro-
gram to help the students main-
tain the 2.0 grade point average
that is required to play Pop


Warner sports. There was an av-
erage of 25 to 30 students who
attended the after school program
Monday through Thursday. The
program was a success and the
students showed an improvement
in grades and test scores from the
help they received while attend-
ing the program.
Suwannee Dog Pound was
commended by the Putnam Ath-
letic League for their hard work,
dedication and great performance
for a first year program. The sea-
son ended with a banquet of tro-
phies, plaques, gifts, good food
and great fellowship. The coach-
es thanked parents, volunteers
and team members for their hard
work. President Arnold Philmore
thanked everyone for their hard
work, patience and understanding
with the program in its first year.
Coach "D" expressed his grati-


tude to everyone for their sup-
port, patience, prayers, donations
and time given to the program.
He expressed that he could not
have done this program and
made it a success without the
parents, sponsors, volunteers and
most of all the children who put
their hearts into the program
while participating. We are all
excited and looking forward to
next season being better now that
we know more about what is ex-
pected of us, and what we can
expect also. SDP will be looking
for dedicated people to fill posi-
tions in the program to help
make it continue to be a success.
Special thanks to our sponsors,
volunteers, parents, Christian
Mission in Action, coach Jerry
Odom and Andrea Davis for their
support, advice and encourage-
ment.


li r M, ni


-* ....


-ay .:*.


-A


Syndicated Content



Available from Commercial News Providers"


SPPO UOA3

MAGENTA $NUM4M *


PAGE 2B


BLACK


SPORTS COMMENTARY


And then


there was one


4p 11,0641


Morreirs Furniture Lquildation Center


price
Beautiful king size $16f99 Regular price
wood bedroom :2.495
set from A .-L- 1 I'",
2000 off all Mattresses 3000 off all furniture
500 all rugs, prints, accessories, and lamps
NEW HOURS:
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. 6 p.m.: Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
CLOSED WED. & SUN.

g Home of



lo ine Sharpest Pencil!
Home Frnishin 1556 S. Ohio Ave.

A /4 _t.6Live Oak
NEfl.W.I E iNDU.iBTDRn8IE. iNC 30 -330-5252


1 ht d itrin.,..a.n l


* hI


IU


BLACK




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


EXTENSION UPDATE



Grow your own Christmas



cactus during the holidays


By Carolyn Saft
UF IFAS Suwannee County
Horticulture Agent &
Judy Morelan
SUF IFAS Suwannee County
Master Gardener
Even though the skies have
been dreary and gray, a ..
flowering plant can rejuvenate "
your spirit. I've been getting .di
some questions on how to take
care of and how do you get a Christmas
cactus to bloom? Here is a little
information about the various holiday
cacti.
The Christmas cactus is a hybrid that
was produced in the late 1840s at the
Rollisson Nurseries in England. It is
from the Schlumbergera family that is
native to the tropical jungles of the
Americas and with other jungle natives
of the family Cactaceae have also been
called the "Jungle Cacti."
Christmas cactus is a member of a
group sold as Holiday cacti that also
includes Thanksgiving cactus and the
Easter cactus. The difference is as
follows:
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera
bridgessii) The Christmas cactus has
scalloped stem segments phyllocladess)
with no points and bloom from
Thanksgiving to Christmas. These are
also called True Cacti and the flowers are


v


radially symmetrical
actinomorphicc).
Thanksgiving Cactus
(Schlumbergera truncata) The
Thanksgiving cactus is also
called the Crab or Yoke Cacti.
Virtually identical to the
Christmas cactus, except it has
sharper points on its stem
Z.D segments phyllocladess) and
blooms earlier than the
Christmas cactus. The flowers
of this variety are asymmetrical
(zygomorphic).
Easter Cactus (Rhipsalidopsis
gaertneri) The Easter cactus flowers
usually once a year in the April
timeframe. This plant is similar to the
Christmas cactus but the flower is much
different. It has thicker stem segments
with no points and has soft bristles at
each of its stem segments. This plant is
more difficult to grow and has a habit of
shedding its segments if the watering
requirements are not just right. Also this
plant may not decide to bloom one year
for no apparent reason.
The Christmas cactus will keep its
blossoms longer in cooler temperatures.
Keep the plant in a well-lit location away
from drafts from heat vents, fireplaces or
other sources of hot air. Drafts and
temperature fluctuations can cause flower
buds to drop before they have a chance to
open.


Small steps to health and wealth
Start your new year off right. Let us help you with your New Year's
resolutions. The Suwannee County Extension Service is
offering an eight-week, hour-long evening program that can be
used to improve your health, personal finances or both.
This class will provide tips to improve your health and 0
wealth.
Class is open to all. Because seating is limited, pre-
registration is required. The fee is $7 per person ($10
per couple), which includes taste testing and class
materials. There are many similarities between
health and personal finance issues and behavior
change strategies. No step is too small to get
started and you can never be too early or too late! l l S S 10
Call the Extension office at 386-362-2771 to pre-
register before January 4, 2010. First class starts on HeaIhI and
January 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Extension office in aWltd m
Live Oak.
For more information or to .* ..i. contact the
Extension office at 386-362-2771.


Take charge of

your diabetes

An educational program for adults with Type 2 diabetes


Suwannee County Extension is now
offering an educational program to help
adults with type 2 diabetes control their
blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk
of health complications. The program will
include nine classes taught by a team of
qualified educators and health
professionals, and a personal consultation
with a registered dietitian. Health
assessments (height, weight, and blood
pressure measurements) are included.
Classes will run from January 28th to


March 25th and will be held on Thursdays
from 4 to 6 p.m.
We are now recruiting participants for
this program. If you have been diagnosed
with type 2 diabetes, are at least 21 years
old, and are interested in being a part of
this program, please call the Extension
office at 386-362-2771 by Jan. 25. The
$75 program fee includes the educational
classes, nutrition consultation, program
materials and health assessments.
Class size is limited!


Now THAT'S Something

To Smile About!
l-71M^^Mak nzipe


Thank you for submitting this week's SMILE photograph!
Submit your photo for publication to:

P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 500232-crat
P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 50032_


I


The Christmas cactus is a hybrid that was produced in
the late 1840s at the Rollisson Nurseries in England.
- Courtesy photos


The Christmas cactus is considered a
tropical type plant, but it is not quite as
drought tolerant as its desert relatives and
may drop flower buds if the soil gets too
dry and wilt when under drought stress.
It needs to be planted in a well-drained
soil. If plant dries out too frequently, that
is a signal that it needs to be repotted.
Water thoroughly when the top inch or so
of the soil feels dry to the touch.
This plant can adapt to low light but
more abundant blooms are produced on
plants that have been exposed to more
light intensity. Indoors plants can be kept
in a sunny location, but in the summer if
they are outdoors, move to a filtered
sunny area. Leaves will turn red if
exposed to too much sunlight and direct
full sun can actually burn the leaves and
cause them to become limp.
Pruning after blooming will encourage
the plant to branch out. The sections that
you remove can be rooted in moist
vermiculite or loose soil.
There are two ways to get a Christmas
cactus to bloom. One way is to give it an
uninterrupted dark period approximately
12 hours each night. Begin the dark


treatments mid-October to have plants in
full bloom by the holidays. Some people
place their plants in a dark closet for 12
hours each night for 6 to 8 weeks or until
they see the buds form.
The second way to encourage your
Christmas cactus to bloom is if it is
subjected to cooler temperatures of about
50 to 55 degrees F eliminating the need
for the dark treatments. Plants will
bloom for the holidays if cool treatments
are started by early November.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season
and gardening success in 2010!
Extension/". 'w- are open to all
people ,. ...,,.iI. .... of race, color, sex,
i, 10*.'.- ,,. disability or national *, '0.,;,, In
accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person ,,. .hi., a
special accommodation to participate in
any activity should contact the Suwannee
County Cooperative Extension Service
386-362-2771 at least five .i. i l-i;,., days
prior to the event. H. ,1, in,. impaired can
access the f. ..* telephone by
,.. ,i,.i in., the Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8770 or 1-800-955-8772
(TDD).


Blooms are produced on plants that have been exposed to more light in-
tensity.


Give Two


Presents For The


Price Of One!

a gift subscription to


Snwann )umornrat


eo tH sfteezae
One Year Gift Subscription

reg.


Ie FREE!


L


1 N ty Sb.13icutyt$48Zout a cu

Name
,Address
City State Zip
*Phone



Name
Address
City State Zip


Phone
Mailto: *Subscription of lesser value will be free

Putoann ikFrmnrrat
P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064


MAGENTA ~ M Mu


CYAN ,-ewvenw
MAGENTA Even Odd


BLACK


PAGE 3B


BLACK


w




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


newtnew~
AIF ~ u4u4


BLACK


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


2nd Place, Wal-Mart. Pictured here is Roy Crain, parade organizer, with Wal-Mart safe-
ty team leader Russell Williams and assembler Bob Lansford.


Commercial Division winners h o C oe
1st Place, Lowe's. Pictured here are parade organizer Roy Crain and Marina Cordo-
va, Lowe's supervisor. This is the third year in a row that Lowe's has taken top hon- Cham ber of Com m erce
Ors in this division. Photos: Carnell Hawthorne Jr. e

S(f recognizes Christmas on

P I mthe Square parade winners


3rd Place, Suwannee Valley Electric Coop. Pictured here is parade organizer Roy
Crain with SVEC representatives Trevita Riley, Ashley Glover, June Kirby and Daniel
Carver.




It's your right to know.

Read the public notices in this newspaper and be informed.


Non-Commercial Division winners
1st Place, Suwannee County Schools Transportation Department. Pictured here with Roy
Crain are bus drivers Millie Griswold, Clayton Sneed and Sharna Blanco. The department
also took top prize as grand marshal winner.


2nd Place, Advent Christian Village. Pictured
and Roy Crain, parade organizer.


3rd Place, Farm Fresh 4-H.
Mellisa Fennell.


Pictured here are parade organizer Roy Crain and club leader


CYAN
MAGENTA


PPO UOA:]
6l k n dh n dh4


PAGE 4B


School District Budgets

Property Auctions

Public Hearings


Local Tax Changes

Adoptions
















Search Florida's notices online at:

www.floridapublicnotices.com
551284-F


BLACK




North Florida


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


CYAN
MAGENTA


Among the most popular sites online these days
are newspaper websites. Yes, Newspaper sites.
Maybe that is because newspaper sites are
trusted, cherished and informative local content
destinations.

#1 Newspaper websites are locally dominant as the number one
local website in 22 of the top 25 U.S. Markets.

74 Million. In September 2009, 74 million unique visitors
went to a newspaper website. That represents 38% share of visitors.

3.4 Billion. Visitors looked at 3.4 billion pages and
spent 43 million hours on newspaper sites in September 2009.


2O 9%/0. Newspaper share of local online advertising is 26.9%
exceeding yellow pages. TV sites and radio sites combined.

$3.1 Billion. Advertising on newspaper websites
exceeded $3.1 billion per year

2. X. Borrell reports that newspaper website's share of local
online revenue is more than that from all other local media
combined (2.8x directories; 2.9x that of local tv; 12x radio station
sites, 20x business and alternative papers and 28x magazines)

48% People do more than visit a newspaper site. 46% of adults
visiting a newspaper website took some action. More newspaper
website users took action after seeing online advertising than all
other local sites, and portals according to OPA research.

28%. The percentage of newspaper websites visitors who go
once a day or more frequently.

Content sites produce greater purchase intent,
online ad awareness, brand favorability and message association
than the market norms, portals and ad networks according to
OPA research.
Sources: MORI Research, Nielsen Online, Borrell Associates, OPA



Newspaper advertising.
A destination, not a distraction.
www.newspapermedia.com









N
Newspaper Association of America 4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22203 571.366.1000


565506-F


MAGENTA An MM


BLACK


Even Odd
* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


BLACK


PAGE 5B




North Florida


new jnew
~Yu u


MAGENTA


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


SUNBE-iTINLIWV


2006 FORD
F-350
CREW
KING -
RANCH
4X4 DUALLY MUST SEE!


Navigation, Loaded 200 JEEP
-i 2008 JEEP
-- -PATRIOT LIMITED
29900per
^^i-- &9 me.


2008 DODGE
1500 QUAD CAB
Hemi, Nice Truck
MUST SEE


! 2008 CHRYSLER
SEBRING
$217 per


CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE
If the Sunbelt tag's not on your car you paid too much!


$1500 down WAC, APR from 7.5-8.5, 36-72 month terms.
$1500 down WAC, APR from 7.5-8.5, 36-72 month terms.


Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.,
Sat. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1307 W. Howard Street (US Hwy. 90)
Live Oak, FL 32064

386-362-1042
www.sunbeltchryslerjeepdodgeofliveoak.com
564455-F


PPO UOA]
bik n K (fn -
nmu mu
IFOU IFI 1!OU


PAGE 6B


BLACK


.......... Of


MAGENTA


BLACK




North Florida


MAGENTA Even Odd


NFCC: Welcomes visitors to Christmas at the Mansion, Pages 8-9


Critter Corner: Suwannee Valley Humane Society, Page 14


News Entertainment Classifieds



North Florida Focus







Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass coming to ACV


By Sally Q. Smith
Office for Member Services
Advent Christian Village
The 22nd annual 'Live! At Dowling Park' Artist Se-
ries at Advent Christian Village commences the New
Year with return performers, Tim Zimmerman & The
King's Brass, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 7 p.m. in
The Village Church.
The King's Brass is comprised of professional musi-
cians from all over the United States. For more than
twenty years, the ensemble has performed over 100 con-
certs each year with three trumpets, three trombones, a
tuba, percussion, and keyboards.
The unique blend of these instruments is applauded by
secular and sacred music critics alike that, in turn, re-
ward their performances with comments such as "the
best in sacred brass music," "superb in every way," and
"Truly, an unforgettable experience!" Presenting a reper-
toire of diverse classics from Handel and Gabrieli to
hymns, jazz spirituals and patriotic marches these mu-
sicians have a desire to use their instruments to uplift
audiences of all ages and lead them in praise and wor-
ship.
The King's Brass' original arrangements are featured
on 12 recordings. The latest CD is their "Classic
Hymns" release, featuring organists Diane Bish, Rebec-
ca Kleintop Owens, and Samuel Metzger with the Ruf-
fatti Pipe Organ of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
of Ft. Lauderdale.
Additional information about Tim Zimmerman and
The King's Brass can be found on their Web site:
http://kingsbrass.org/. Please help us welcome this en-
semble as they 'strike up' some tunes ... once again!
Season Pass tickets, which cover this event and all
other events held during the 2009-2010 'Live! At Dowl-
ing Park' Artist Series season, continue to be on sale,
and prices are as follows: ACV Members: $47.38,
Adults (i.e., non-ACV Members): $58.32, Students
(ages 13-18): $18.22, and Children (ages 5-12): $10.93.
The Family Plan ticket is $94.77.


Individual ticket prices for this concert are as follows:
ACV Members: $15, Adults (i.e., non-ACV Members):
$18, Students (ages 13-18): $5, and Children (ages 5-
12): $3. Admission for children ages 4 and under is free.
All tickets are available at the ACV Cashier's Office,
as well as in Live Oak at The Music Center and the
Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may
also be purchased at the door on the evening of the con-


127 Howard Street E., Live Oak, FL
S T Phone: 386-362-4539
Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478
Se Habla Espanol


cert.
'Live! At Dowling Park' is pleased to welcome guests
participating in the Reciprocity Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC) and Community Concerts
of Lake City, Inc.
For more information about this concert, please call
Dick Grillo at 386-658-5557, or e-mail dgrillo@acvil-
lage.net.

Naomi and the Segos

to appear in Madison


Dial's Inspection
Services
For All Your Home
Inspection Needs!
386-364-4434 or
386-590-6534
Please visit our website:
www.suwanneevalleyinspections.com


Limerock
Music Fest
coming to the
Spirit, Page 3




O^[A


-FOR RENT- I


www.poolerealiv.com


G PPO UOA3

MAGENTA *M-*M** *


GREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING
RENTALS STARTING AT $300 PER MONTH
FOR SINGLEWIDES AND $450 PER MONTH
FOR DOUBLEWIDES. WATER, SEWER,
AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS.
386-330-2567 563738-F


BLACK


BLACK


L.~


Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass. Courtesy photo


I




North Florida CYAN $ A
MAGENTA Even Odd BLACK

PAGE 2, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009 U CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA







40P


























Naomi and the Segos. Courtesy photo N aom i and the Segos


to appear in Madison
Outgrow Your F
Outgrow Your Tim e to Upgrade. A gospel music spectacular will be taking place at Yogi
W heels? Bear's Jellystone Park in Madison on Saturday, Jan. 2,
featuring gospel music legend Naomi and the Segos. The
concert is free admission, but a love offering will be re-
ceived during the concert.
Originally known as The Sego Brothers and Naomi,
this group began gaining exposure in the late 1950s.
James Sego, along with his wife Naomi and brothers
W.R. and Lamar, hosted a popular television program on
WMAZ- TV in Macon, Ga. It was during this time they
traveled to Nashville and recorded their first hit that
would gain them national recognition, "Is My Lord Satis-
fied With Me." However, superstardom came in 1962
when The Sego Brothers and Naomi became the first
Qagroup in history to record and sell one million records
c with the song, "Sorry, I Never Knew You." The rest of
the 1960s saw them touring the globe with many other
hit songs. During the 1970s their popularity increased
with performances on the popular TV show "The Gospel
Singing Jubilee." Perhaps one of their biggest songs
came along during that time as they enjoyed the success
of the chart topper "Hallelujah Square."
0 The late 1970s saw tragedy as well as success. In 1979,
'aAJames Sego, Naomi's husband, passed away. During the
1980's Naomi continued to travel and record. She remar-
ried, to a Texas evangelist named Vernon Reader, and the
group underwent a name change to Naomi and The Se-
gos. Vernon passed away in October 1998.
Now in their fifth decade of gospel music ministry, this
group continues to press forward for the cause of Christ.
Traveling some 200 dates a year all over the United
States and Canada, the message of this group remains
strong and powerful. Perhaps it is each group member's
SNavigation is easier than ever! Just type what you are own personal experience with God that continues to drive
looking for and you are there. their excellence in performance and ministry. Naomi and
The Segos is a legendary name in Gospel Music. With
Search Valdosta and the surrounding areas all from their traditional sounds, musical excellence, and sincerity,
your computer at www.valdostadailytimes.com, they produce a message that will lead people to Christ.
View classified ads, display ads and yellow page Naomi and the Segos consists of Naomi Sego Reader,
listings all in one convenient place. Scott Spangler, Jerry Gill and Bryant Thigpen.
For more information, please call 850-464-0114.









..ETPACE Show Pigs For Sale
"*lFor information call
... -. .. -. .. Blue Butt Farms


Welcome to the South Georgia- North Florida 386-623-3305
Online Ad Marketplace"386-867-2075

AM 560017-F

kTa7 THE 8LUELINE

C;Grab Company I
CO.
I (~~3 6 32-7227I
11040 Duval Sbroob NZ *,Live Oak, IPL 32064I

Call for our specials!
Come in a-an
great
some awesome food!
Bring this ad and receive an additional 5% off
56481 lgav Excludes Friday Night


MAGENTA M


BLACK





North Florida


CYAN

MAGENTA Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 3


Limerock Music Fest coming to the Spirit


Talk about bluegrass
musicians! The brand new
bluegrass and gospel
Limerock Music Fest Jan.
8 & 9, 2010 at the Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park
(SOSMP) will feature The
James King Band (Blue-
grass Storyteller), two time
Merle Travis National
Thumbpicking Champion
Bob Saxton, The Wilson
Family Band, The Gandy
Brothers, Tomorrow's
News and Gentle River.
Don Miller will be the em-
cee.
Tickets are $10 Friday,
$15 Saturday or $20 for a
weekend pass. Tickets will
only be sold at the door,
cash only, no credit cards
or bankcards accepted.
Come enjoy a weekend of
quality bluegrass and
gospel music in the com-
fort of the Music Hall at
the SOSMP. Shows begin
at 7 p.m. Friday and 1
p.m. Saturday, continuing
until the evening.
Door prizes and 50/50
raffle all day Saturday!
James King is known in
the bluegrass world as the
best lead singer in blue-
grass today with his band.
He exhibits a mastery of
the balance needed to sing
today's bluegrass while
maintaining an eloquent
sound. He and his band are
in great demand and will
be making two appear-
ances on Saturday only.
Bob Saxton has per-
formed with Patsy Cline,
Merle Travis, Charlie Lou-
vin, Bobby Gentry, Tom-
my and Jimmy Dorsey Or-
chestra, been on the Grand
Ole Opry, played backup
for Dinah Shore, won the
national thumb picking
champion twice, is a mem-
ber of the Mississippi
Artists hall of fame, the
Kentucky Living Legends
Thumb-pickers Hall of
Fame and is an honorary
member of the Chat-
tanooga Thumb-pickers.
Bob Saxton will bring the
crowd to its feet with his
picking! Bob will be on
the program both Friday
and Saturday.
Featured both Friday
and Saturday, the Wilson
Family Band will entertain
you with their variety of
instruments and talent.
Mention The Wilson Fami-
ly Band around anyone
who's had the opportunity
to hear them and the re-
sponse is enthusiastic
comments. "You should
hear that little Katie sing!"
"Young Clint is develop-
ing into a phenomenal tal-
ent!" "Each time we hear



\I \ "I !' r I iii, 'i [ \ \rJ [ ii i. I .
AT DOWLING PARK -
Good Sanaritan Center
A Tradltn of Excellence






161-bed Medicare/Medicaid
skilled nursing facility
Alzheimer's Unit specialized
care by loving staff who provide
hands-on care
Individualized Care through
stimulating physical and social
environment, physical,
occupational, and speech therapy,
short-term rehabilitation, well-
balanced meals and family support
and involvement
Physician services provided
through our on-site Copeland
Medical Center
Admission Standards resident
must be 60 years of age and meet
the State nursing home admission
guidelines, as ordered by a
physician.
-." For more
,- information call as'H;'!
386-658-5550 or 1-800-647-3353
TDD# 800-955-8771
563933-F


them, they keep improv-
ing!" "The Wilson Family
really knows how to enter-
tain." People are im-
pressed by the music, fam-
ily commitment, faith and,
perhaps most of all, gen-
uineness.
Tomorrow's News is one
of Florida's premier bands.
Its hard-driving sound and
tight harmonies bring new
life to the bluegrass sound.
The band enjoys entertain-
ing people and it shows
during performances. Defi-
nitely a band on its way
up. "Tomorrow's News is
one of the best groups to
come along in quite some-
time, with tight family har-
monies and hard driving
banjo. They are exciting to
see and hear, said Travis
Perry of Great American
Bluegrass Festival.
The Gandy Brothers had
many different influences,
including original blue-
grass artists such as Bill
Monroe and Jimmy Martin
all the way to today's new
bluegrass artists like
Cadillac Sky, The Infa-
mous Stringdusters, Nickel
Creek and Mountain
Heart. The group also
draws influences outside
of bluegrass from such
artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Kutless, Third day,
Switchfoot and many oth-
ers.
Gentle River Band is a
bluegrass/gospel band
from the South Georgia,
North Florida area with a
sweet sound. The leader of
the band is George Wells
who plays guitar and sings
lead/tenor vocals. Darren
Wainwright plays
banjo/guitar and sings
lead/baritone. Bruce Sheri-
dan plays bass guitar and
sings bass. Danny Smith
plays mandolin and sings
baritone/tenor vocals. Gen-
tle River Band plays most-
ly at churches, fairs and
festivals.


ABOVE: The Gandy Brothers. ABOVE RIGHT: Gentle
er Band. BELOW: Tomorrow's News. BOTTOM: The
son Family Band. Courtesy photos


EA
REALTOrf


529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990


(1) Horse Farm: 55 acres with a 4
bedroom, 3 bath CH&AC home with
fireplace cont. approx. 5000 sq. feet
under roof with an 18 stall horse barn
with office and bath cont. approx.
5000 sq. ft. under roof. The property
has 4 fenced paddocks with room for
expansion. Call for more information.
Just listed $600,000.
(2) Off CR 49 5 acres in grass with
scattered trees, fenced on 3 sides with
survey. Only $4,900 per acre.
(3) 161st Rd: 9.82 acres partially
wooded with a 4BR/3-1/2 bath
CH&AC home with fireplace cont.
approx 2400 sq. ft. heated area,
10'x30' storage. Good buy @
$265,000.
(4) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. Reduced to
$39,900.
(5) CR 51 & Pinewood St.: 2.29
Acres, city water and sewer, zoned
office. Good location $192,500.
(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) 410 Dexter: Corner lot with
CH/AC brick home in good
condition. Approx. 2,000 sq. ft. under
roof with 2 car garage, kitchen
furnished, large pool with privacy
fence. Good location. Good Buy @
$135,000..
(8) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre corner
tract good exposure. Reduced to
$34,500.
(9) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at REDUCED TO
$179,600.
(10) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2 home
cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft. under roof,
kitchen furnished, carport.
REDUCED TO $49,000.
(11) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded large
trees, good county road. Priced to sell
reduced to $74,900.
(12) Suwannee River: Two acres
wooded river lot off CR 349 near
Royal Springs and Boat Ramp. 100
sq. ft. on the water. (Buildable) good
buy @ $55,000.
(13) Off Mitchell Rd.: 20 acres
wooded with survey on 199th Rd.
$89,900.
(14) Off CR 136 East: 40 acre tract
partially wooded, some grass small


&


pond, fenced. Good area.
REDUCED TO $149,000.
(15) Hamilton Co.: 10 acres on CR751
and the river approx. 1300 ft. on the
water and approx. 1300 ft. on paved
road. Priced to sell at REDUCED
TO $79,900.
(16) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16 year
old slash planted pines off CR 255
good elevation. Good buy at $175,000.
(17) Helvenston St.: 4 lots with a 4/3
CH/AC 1-1/2 story brick/frame home
cont. approx 3,200 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, fireplace, corner
lots, plus 1 bedroom, guest house
cont. approx. 550 sq. ft. Priced to sell
@ $170,000.
(18) 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.
REDUCED TO $189,900.
(19) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4 acres
in grass/cropland with scattered trees.
$32,500.
(20) Near City: Off US 90 East 5 acres
wooded near golf course. Good buy @
$44,900.
(21) 190th St.: 10 acres in planted
pines approx. 15 years old, with a 3/1
CH/AC SWMH, 2 car carport/shop.
Priced to sell @ $49,000.
(22) 208 Houston: 3/5 BR, 1-1/2 BA
frame home cont. approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
under roof. Zoned R/O, has potential.
Priced to sell @ $59,500.
(23) 16th St.: 3 ac. with a 3BR/2BA
CH&AC brick home with fireplace,
cont. approx. 2,780 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, survey. Good Buy
@ $172,500.
(24) Keaton Beach: Deep Water Canal
lot near public boat ramp, sewer &
water. Good buy @ $125,000.
(25) 169th Rd.: 5 ac. in grass with a
3/2 CH/AC DWMH cont. approx.
1,850 sq. ft. under roof in excellent
cond. 2 car detached garage. Good
area. $124,900.
(26) Off 16th St.: 2 100x530 river lots
with MH (needs some R&R), well,
septic and storage building. Lot has
large hickory white oak magnolia.
Well above the flood elevation.
$79,900 for the pair.
(27) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded on
paved road. Good area. Good buy @
$37,500.
(28) Hamilton County: 40 acre
wooded on county road. Good
hunting area that adjoins SRWMD.
$149,500. 535418-F


Buy One Get One Free

IZZAt!
of equal or lesser value
2888 W US Hwy 90
SLake City, FL 32055
Exp. Date: 12-31-2009


:20 FREE,
Tokensy !
2888 W US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL 32055 I www.
Exp. Date: 12-31-2009
'Am.ltlmt oter re re'so2er 1 .' a 535144-F


CYAN ppO UTA]

MAGENTA $:M$M $


James King Band,

Bob Saxton, Wilson

Family, Tomorrow's
News, Gandy


C-Y Brothers and Gentle
Riv- River will be featured
Wil-



Schedule

Friday
7 8 p.m. Gentle River
8 9 p.m. Bob Saxton
9 10 p.m. Wilson Family Band

Saturday
1 2 p.m. Tomorrow's News
2 3 p.m. Gandy Brothers
3 4 p.m. Bob Saxton
4 5 p.m. James King Band
5 6 p.m. Supper Break
6 7 p.m. Gandy Brothers
7 8 p.m. Tomorrow's News
8 9 p.m. Wilson Family Band
9 10 p.m. James King Band

Emcee: Don Miller
Schedule subject to change without prior no-
tice.
Overnight accommodations are available at the
SOSMP for primitive camping, RV parking or
cabin rental, along with canoeing, mini and disc
golf, horseback riding, jogging, golf cart rental,
hiking, fishing in the private lake, shopping at the
Arts and Crafts Village and much, much more.
For more information call 386-364-1683 or go
to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also email
the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com.
ih.-


BLACK


BLACK


I S.C. Suflivan Ag





North Florida


CYAN OdwdAw*,
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 4, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


(toir (?oat


Pink Ladies Needed!
Are you looking for a place to share your talents? Do
you enjoy meaningful conversation with a good friend?
How 'bout a good book?
Then We Want You!! Suwannee Health Care and Re-
hab Center is looking for volunteers to start a Ladies
Auxiliary.
Call Lynn Brannon, Activities Director at 386-362-
7860 or 386-590-2961.

Talent Search
Do you sing or play and instrument? Do you act or
dance? Do you like to read or spend time with a friend
in wonderful conversation?
WE WANT YOU! Suwannee Health Care & Rehab
Center is looking for your talent for our residents. Din-
ner for two $45; One night at the Beach $125; One
hour volunteering to make memories that last forever -
PRICELESS!
Call: Lynn Brannon, Activities Director 386-362-7860
or 386-590-2961.

Head Start/Early Head Start
early enrollment
Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start/Early Head Start is
accepting applications for children from birth to age 5.
Head Start/Early Head Start is a FREE comprehensive
early childhood education program that includes health,
dental, nutrition and VPK services to eligible
children/families.
Centers are located in Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette
and Columbia counties. Parents bring proof of income
and child's age to register.
For more information call 386-754-2222.

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.

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 in 2009. Info: misstheresamartin@yahoo.com or
predop@aol.com.

Coffee with your councilman
City Councilman for District 4 Mark Stewart invites
his constituents to "Coffee with your Councilman" at
JAVA JAX located in the Publix shopping center.
Come and meet with him on the second Tuesday of
each month from 7 a.m. till 8:30 a.m. This will be a
time to get to know each other and discuss current is-
sues and citizen concerns.

CJBAT tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): CJ-
BAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) at NFCC
Testing Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is required
for acceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement pro-
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration & scheduling
time and date are required. To register please call 850-
973-9451.

College Placement Tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): Col-
lege Placement Test (CPT), NFCC Testing Center (Bldg.
#16), 5 p.m., Madison. Register in NFCC Student Ser-
vices 24 hours before test. For information please call
850-973-9451.

TABE tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing Center
(Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE is required for acceptance
into vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration & scheduling time & date are required.


To register please call 850-973-9451.

Greater Visions
Support Group
Addiction Support Group: Greater Visions faith-based
addictions support group meets at the Grace Manor
Restaurant. Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at
9:30 a.m. This group provides spiritual and emotional
support in a non-judgmental setting. Come experience
the freedom from addictions that is found in Christ.
Greater Visions is an outreach of Christ Central-Live
Oak. For more information contact 208-1345.

Suwannee County Republican
Executive Committee to meet
The Suwannee County Republican Executive Com-
mittee meets in the council chambers of Live Oak City
Hall at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the
first Thursday is the first day of the month, the meet-
ing will be held on the following Thursday.
Each meeting has a guest speaker or current issues
will be discussed. All are welcome to attend. For more
information call Chairman Carl Meece at 386-776-
1444.

Legislative candidate to speak

at Republican meeting
The Suwannee County Republican Executive Commit-
tee meets at Live Oak City Hall, in the Council Cham-
bers, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the
first Thursday is the first day of the month, then the
meeting will be on the following Thursday. Each meet-
ing has a guest speaker or there will be current issues
brought up for discussion. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Chairman Carl Meece, 386-
776-1444.
Terry Rauch, candidate for Dist. 11 Florida House seat,
will be guest speaker on Dec. 3.

Branford TOPS meeting
changes locations
We now meet every Tuesday at L & M Scrapbooking lo-
cated at 105 SW Suwannee Ave. in Branford.
Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 5.
For more information please contact Donna Hardin at
386-590-2333.
"Take Off Pounds Sensibly."

SREC seeking

location in Branford
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., a non-profit
organization is seeking a location in the Branford area
that could be used to serve meals to persons 60 years of
age or older.
Any business, organization or church that has space
available and would be interested in assisting in this
much needed service to the elderly population of Bran-
ford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior Center Direc-
tor, at 362-1164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Ser-
vices, at 362-4115, ext. 240.

Toys for Kids+
'We really need your help'
By Roger L. Burnside
Toys for Kids+ really needs your help. Christmas is a
time of joy and celebration; unfortunately there are many
children in the Branford area that will be missing the joy
of receiving Christmas presents. We are in need of toys,
clothes and in some cases, food for these children.
With the economy the way it is right now we are
experiencing more requests than in past years. No
donation is too small, if you can just provide one toy, a
box of food, a winter coat or shoes it will be greatly
appreciated.
Anyone interested in helping us with this project can
take their donations to the Branford Health Department.
You may also call Karen at the Branford Health
Department at 386-935-1133 or Roger Burnside at 386-
935-3343. Should you know of a child in need you may
also call these numbers.
Over the years the folks in the Branford area have
brought a lot of joy to the area's children and their
families, for this we thank each and every one of you.
The smiles and appreciation the children express each
year make this project a blessing to all.


Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working on your family
tree. The Suwannee Valley Gcnic.ilh- Society invites
you to join and learn how to find your ancestors.
Membership is $30 for a single member or $35 for a
family. Corporate membership is also available for
donations of $100 or more (tax deductible). Meetings are
held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at
the Gcnc.l -,, Center at 215 Wilbur Street SW in Live
Oak. The library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the talented folks there will be
glad to help. For more information call Jinnie or Alice at
386-330-0110.

The Santa Shop needs

your help
It is time to start planning for the Santa Shop. Last
year, with a community effort, the Santa Shop provided
gifts to more than 200 students in the Students in
Transition program at Suwannee County Schools. All the
leftover donations, toys and gifts were donated to
Sparky's Toy Drive.
The need in our community is growing, so the Santa
Shop is growing, too.
This year, we plan to provide toys & gifts for the
Suwannee County Schools Students in Transition
(approximately 180 students at this time), children at
Guardian Ad Litem (280 children), and all the leftovers
will be given to Sparky's Toy Drive at the Live Oak Fire
Department (Sparky's usually provides gifts for
approximately 400 children).
We need toys and gifts for school-age children (4 to 18
years).
With all of us pulling together, we can meet the needs
of MANY children in Suwannee County!
Please talk to your clubs, businesses, churches, etc. to
get involved!
For more information please contact Lisa Garrison at
386-647-4623, Debra Ross at 386-647-4628, Tammie
Williams at 386-364-7720 or Missy Norris at 386-364-
3789.

TOPS is here for you
Anyone interested in learning more about nutrition,
portion control, and exercise while having fun is cor-
dially invited to come join our TOPS group. TOPS is
nonprofit, noncommercial and affordable. TOPS# FL.
662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First
Advent Christian Church in Live Oak.
We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the meeting be-
gins at 9 a.m. 10.
For more information please call Elaine at (386)
364-5537. We all make New Year's resolutions about
watching our weight. If you are in need of a good sup-
port system to help you, make your New Year's resolu-
tion come true, please come join us for informative
programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.

Seasonal flu vaccines available
to eligible veterans
Through Jan. 29
In an effort to reduce the impact of the seasonal flu and
connected illness, enrolled/eligible veterans may obtain a
seasonal flu vaccination through Jan. 29 at the Lake City
VA Medical Center.
This is an especially challenging influenza season this
year. Many people suffer severe consequences from the
flu. It is very important for every veteran to get his or
her flu shot. The flu shot is the only measure of protec-
tion from the influenza virus.

Suwannee High Class of 1980
The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is planning their 30
year class reunion. If you were a member, had a child,
sibling or relative as part of the graduating class, please
email your name (maiden and married), address, phone
number and email address to shsclassl980@yahoo.com.
Or call 386-362-6309 to leave a message.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you
at the reunion.


I NFCC welcomes visitors to Christmas 1
at the Mansion, Pages 8-9


CYAM Yppo UA]

MAGENTA M


A -7


SAL
If_

po.


Each Kit includes:
* 3 Bright 11" x 14" All-weather Signs
* Over 275 Pre-Priced Labels
* Successful Tips for a "No Hassle" Sale
* Pre-Sale Checklist
Sales Record Form


Run your Yard Sale in the

Wednesday North Florida Focus &

Friday Suwannee Democrat Classifieds

and get the Yard Sale Kit for FREE.
Deadline for placing your yard sale is Friday at 11:00 a.m.
499534-F


BLACK


BLACK


I Each Kit Includes:
-* 2 AII-Weather Fluorescent "For Sale" Sig
j Successful Tips
"Get Top Dollar for Your Used Car"
FOR SALE ..""
S --- Pre-Sale Checklist
Vehicle Options Window Display
-- E-Z Closing Forms
including Deposit Form & Bill of Sale


Run your Car For Sale classified in the Wednesday
North Florida Focus & Friday Suwannee Democrat
Classifieds and get the Car Kit for FREE.*
Deadline for placing your ad is Friday at 11:00 a.m.
*Not valid with the $18.95 special 499524-F


ns





North Florida


MAGENTA Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 5


Deadlines for line ads
Publication Deadline
Wednesday..........Fri. at 10 a.m.
Friday ................ Wed. at 10 a.m.


Help Wanted


Announcements












Up Workers. Must have your





negotiable lp Wanted is based upon
First Day.a

2 immediate openings forh




experience. Do not call unless
you truly want to work.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and 1
week vacation is offered. Call
386-963-1373
Job Lists
DRIVERS Immediate Need!
Regional & OTR positions
available Now! CDL-A w/Tanker
Req'd. Outstanding pay &
Benefits! Call a recruiter Today!
877-484-3042
www.oakleytransport.comb
Jobs Wanted
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
SOMEONE TO CARE FOR AN
ELDER PERSON? Will do light
housekeeping. 386-658-1580
Special Notices N


















Opportunities it
ALL CASH VENDING!! Do You
Machines and Candy All For
$9,995. Call 1-888-753-3430
AIN#B02000033 Call Us: We
Will Not Be Undersold!
$LOW START UP Huge
Profits$ iHeater Dealers
Wanted! #1 Portable Infrared
Heater As Seen on TV Don't
Miss This Hot Opportunity! Call
Now! 1800 714i8425 Local
Miscellaneous
COMPUTER WINDOWS XPW
Complete System. $99.00 386Huge
364-1247
HOME DAYCARE CDA,
Registered. Infants and up,f
fenced outside play area, meals
provided, references. Near Camp
Weed on Hwy 90E. Call 386-
364-7736
364-7736


Page 5


ONLINE
When you place your Classified Ad it automatically ap-
pears on our Web site, www.nflaonline.com. Your ad is live
on the Internet 24 hours a day (free ads excluded).


In the Arts...


SAMSUNG 19" COLOR T-V
EXCELLENT COND. W/
REMOTE MANUAL INCLUDED
$75.00, MAGNOVOX 25INCH
CONSOLE STEREO T-V WITH
REMOTE. EXC. COND,
BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINET
$100.00, SMALL COLOR
PORTABLE T-V OLDER MODEL
PANASONIC BUT WORKS
VERY GOOD. $30.00, APOLLO
PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
SAVES ON A/C ELECTRIC
BILL. EXC. COND. $35.00,
TRAILOR HITCH MADE BY
HIDDEN HITCH 2002-2010
FORD ESCAPE, 2005-2010
MERCURY MARINER AND
MAZDA TRIBUTE, NO HOLES
TO GRILL MANUAL INC.
W/RUNNING LIGHT HOOK UP.
EXC. COND. $75.00 CALL 362-
4713 LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO
ANSWER
FirstDay.
TRANE GEF/STRAIGHT COOL
3 TON UNIT. Air Handler, Coil
Condenser. $1000 386-935-
1175
Vocational
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Accounting, *Criminal Justice.
Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial
Aid if qualified. Call 800-443-
5186 www.CenturaOnline.com
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast
Affordable & Accredited Free
Brochure. Call Now! 1-800-532-
6546 ext. 16
www.continentalacademy.com
Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 01/04/2010.
Call 386-755-4401
expresstraining
services.com

LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Pets for Sale
FirstDay.
PIT BULL PUPPIES 5 Brindle
Females. Ready Jan 4th. Call
386-938-3823
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, AKC
registered. $400. Call 386-935-
2642.
Building Materials
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS
Hardwood Flooring, from $
.99/Sq.Ft. Exotics, Oak,
Bamboo, Prefinished &
Unfinished. Bellawood w/50
year prefinish, plus A Lot More!
We Deliver Anywhere, 5 Florida
Locations, 1-800-FLOORING (1-
800-356-6746)
METAL ROOFING & STEEL
BUILDINGS. Save $$$ buy
direct from manufacturer. 20
colors in stock with trim & access.
4 profiles in 26 ga. panels.
Carports, horse barns, shop
ports. Completely turn key jobs.
All Steel Buildings, Gibsonton,
Florida. 1-800-331-8341.
www.allsteel-buildings.com.
MOBILE HOME ROOF
EXPERTS 100% Financing, Free
Estimates We Finance Almost
Everyone Reroof, Repairs,
40yrs Experience Home
Improvement Services Toll-FREE
1-877-845-6660 State Certified
(Lic.#CCC058227)


.............Page 5


Miscellaneous

Contact
Me
TODAY
to Place
Your
Classified
Ad

Nancy Kilpatrick
Your Classified Sales Rep.
For your convenience you
may send your ad to me by:
Email
nancy.kilpatrick@gaflnews.co
m
Phone 229-244-3400 Ext.
1297
1-800-600-4838 Ext. 1297
Fax 229-244-4479
Be sure to ask about our
Vehicle, Pet, Real Estate,
Merchandise,
& Help Wanted Specials!!
FREE GPS! FREE PRINTER!
FREE MP3! With Purchase of
New computer. Payments
Starting at Only $29.99/week. No
Credit Check! Call GCF Today.
1-877-212-9978
PROFLOWERS Christmas
Decor and Holiday Flowers &
Other Gifts starting at $19.99.
Go To www.proflowers.com/Elf to
get an EXTRA 15% OFF Or Call
1-877-697-7697!
SMOKE HEALTH-E
CIGARETTES. Kick The Habit
But Still "Smoke." Nicotine Free,
Looks & Feels Like A Real
Cigarette. Complete Kit, Only
$49.99 Go To
WWW.PTVDEALS.COM/167

Boats/Supplies

BOATS;1000's of boats for sale
www.floridamariner.com
reaching 6 million homes weekly
throughout Florida. 800-388-
9307, tide charts, broker profiles,
fishing captains, dockside dining
and more

Apartments for Rent

-

OPPORTUNITY
PUBLISHER'S
NOTICE
All real estate advertising in
this newspaper is subject to the
Fair Housing Act which makes it
illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, disability,
familial status or national origin,
or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of
children under 18.
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free 1-800-669-9777.
The toll-free number for the
hearing impaired is 1-800-927-
9275.


Medical Directory


Houses for Rent

Contact
Me
TODAY
to Place
Your
Classified
Ad

Jessica Mullis
Your Classified Sales Rep.
For your convenience you
may send your ad to me by:
Email
jessica.mullis@ gaflnews.com
Phone 229-244-3400 Ext.
1203
1-800-600-4838 Ext. 1203
Fax 229-244-4479
Be sure to ask about our
Vehicle, Pet, Real Estate,
Merchandise,
& Help Wanted Specials!!

BRICK HOUSE 3BD/2BA Close
to Town. $700 mo, 1st last &
Security. Call 386-362-6556

FirstDay.
HOUSE 3Bd/1.5Ba in Live Oak.
Large Yard 6 mo lease required.
$750 1st & Security Avail Jan
1st.
954-253-7294

Mobile Homes for Rent

FirstDay.
DWMH 3Bd/2Ba in the country,
6 miles from Live Oak off 129
S. 4 Acres, No Pets, Non-
Smoker $675/mo $1000 Deposit.
407-709-0355

HORSES, COWS, GOATS?
Over 3 acres near the
Suwannee River in Mayo, Fl.
Doublewide mobile home, 3
BR, 2 BA, completely
renovated! New floorings!
$650/month, 1st, last, $1,000
deposit.
Contact 386-935-2256

FirstDay.
MH 3Bd/2Ba in country off of
Paved Rd 136A. $575/mo Call
Randy 386-688-3736

SINGLEWIDE MOBILE
HOMES-3 available in Live Oak,
FL. 3BD/2BA. Now accepting
section 8. 1st mo rent & last to
move in. No Pets Call 386-330-
0126

Vacation Rentals

WATERFRONT VACATION
(RENTAL) SUWANNEE, FL
N/wkly. Mouth Suwannee
River/Gulf views, 2/2, sleeps
6. Freshwater boat ramp on
site (no wait), boat lift,
wireless DSL, fax, printer,
scanner, copier, fresh/salt
water fishing, pool, golf cart.
S/Thurs-l1st night $167.
$107/ea. add. night. F/Sat-1st
night $194. 2 nights $328
includes: cleaning/taxes. Call
Suwannee Realty for
buckmullet 352-542-0704
www.buckmullet.com


. .Page 9


Commercial for Rent
FirstDay.
HANGAR / OFFICE FOR
LEASE
Business Opportunity 100 ft. x
75 ft. hangar, 24 ft. x 52 ft. office,
6 ft. outside tie down spaces.
Suwannee County Airport,
13302 80th Terrace, Live Oak,
FL 32060. $950.00 per month.
Contact Murphy McLean at (386)
364-3400 for information.
Homes for Sale
FirstDay.
RECENTLY FORECLOSED:
Special Financing Available,
Any Credit, Any Income 2BD,
1BTH, 672SqFt, located at,
24432 69th Rd., O'brien, $84,900.
Visit www.roselandco.com/8BP,
Drive by then call (866) 249-0680.

Contact
Me
TODAY
,to Place
Your
Classified
Ad

Kay Floyd
CLASSIFIED
SUPERVISOR
For your convenience you
may send your ad to me by:
Email
kay.floyd @gaflnews.com
Phone 229-244-3400 Ext.
1205
1-800-600-4838 Ext. 1205
Fax: 229-244-4479
Ask about our
Vehicle, Pet, Real Estate,
Merchandise and
Employment Specials!!

Mobile Homes for Sale

"REPO MAN" Just received (5)
Bank Repo Mobile Homes. SW &
DW, Call Mr Mott for list.
(386)752-1452
NEW 5Bd/2Ba DWMH $54,319.
You pick all colors, Call Rick
(386)752-8196
2010 4Bd/2Ba DWMH $39,995.
Includes delivery, set-up, CHA,
Skirting & Steps within 60 miles
of Lake City, FL Call Rick
(386)752-8196

Vacation Property

NC MOUNTAINS Top of the
mountain! 10acres with great
view, very private, creek,
waterfalls & large public lake
nearby, $99,500. Bank
financing. Call 1-866-789-8535

Acreage

PRICE REDUCED
Lafayette County
10ac, Hwy 51 N. of Mayo,
near river, $64,900
1 ac RV/Mobile home lots,
Branford area, $15,000
Suwannee County
5 ac, Park like,
near airport, $49,900
Easy Financing
1-941-778/7980or7565
www.landcallnow.com


Contact us
classads@ gaflnews.com

FAX
386-364-5578

Phone
386-362-1734
800-525-4182

HOURS
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. 5 p.m.





IETPCE


Calendar


Page 4


PRICE REDUCED
Lafayette County
10ac, Hwy 51 N. of Mayo,
near river, $64,900
1 ac RV/Mobile home lots,
Branford area, $15,000
Suwannee County
5 ac, Park like,
near airport, $49,900
Easy Financing
1-941-778/7980or7565
www.landcallnow.com

Autos for Sale

Contact
Me
TODAY
to Place
Your
Classified
Ad

Candy Montgomery
Your Classified Sales Rep.
For your convenience you
may send your ad to me by:
Email
candv.montgomerv@ aaflnews
.corn
Phone 244-3400 Ext. 1378
1-800-600-4838 Ext. 1378
Fax 229-244-4479
Be sure to ask about our
Vehicle, Pet, Real Estate,
Merchandise,
& Help Wanted Specials!!

Aircraft

FLY AT JET SPEEDS, altitudes
and comfort for piston twin cost
in this pristine 2007 Eclipse 500,
SN 60. This Eclipse Jet is in
perfect condition. Always
professionally flown and
maintained by a corporate flight
department. Always hangared.
It has never been used for
charter or flight instruction.
Options include LX
interior/exterior package, sixth
forward facing seat and plated
metals. RVSM certified.
Absolutely no damage history.
Logbooks are complete and all
ADs are complied with." View
details at:
http://TinyURL.com/Eclipse500

Motorcycles

YAMAHA RAPTURE 700-2007-
4 WHEELER Low hours, new
tires, good condition, Gold Card
Service $5000
2006-HONDA DIRT BIKE 230.
Low Hours, Good Condition.
$2500 386-590-2086










80I.525i4182
me *.


Classifieds As Individual AsYoK


It's fast, easy, convenient, and always available!


To create your customized classified ad visit


www.nflaonline.com

And click on "Buy a Classified"


CLASSIFIED


, Good
nef its,
inities.
3n. Call
1-1314
ilder@

ie


olvat

S.F.


z~


'C ASSOCIATE
*iA^, -..-.


PPO U OA


MAGENTA M****


BLACK


Re
pa.
press
cleric
shelv
the
submi
salary
Attn: I
nber
or




P-

Be
I


500228-F


BLACK


North Florida 0 0






CIassifieds


I





North Florida


CYAN newvnew
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 6, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009 -


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


Calendar of Events

December 2009 February 2010
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
University Auditorium
Alan & Carol Squitieri Studio Theatre


UFPA presents
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones The Holi-
day Tour Featuring Victor Lemonte
Wooten, Future Man and Jeff Coffin
Sunday, December 6, 3 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Alta Systems, Inc., Falcon
Financial Management, Inc. Jeff Davis,
CFP and Fresco Neighborhood Italian
Reserved Seating: $32.00 $52.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

UFPA presents
CATS
Saturday, January 9, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 10, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Home Magazine and The


BUSINESSES


FOR
Rental Assistance
1, 2, 3, & 4 BRHC & Non-
HC Accessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


Sky 97.3 FM
Reserved Seating: $34.00 $66.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

UFPA presents
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Wednesday, January 13, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved Seating: $28.50 $44.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

UFPA presents
The 5 Browns
Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Lowry Financial Advisors
and WGFL CBS 4


SERVICES


Io
Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome
1, 2 & 3 BR HC& Non HC
Accessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY/711
Equal Housing Opportunity


LAKE WOOD
APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom duplex.
Call 362-3110.
501033-F


1*50&UpCah


Reserved Seating: $23.25 $50.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
GROOVALOO
Friday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Gainesville Health & Fit-
ness and JMAJ, LLC
Reserved Seating: $28.50 $44.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Naoko Takada, Marimba
Sunday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Squitieri Studio Theatre
Reserved Seating: $28.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Nnenna Freelon, Harolyn Blackwell and
Mike Garson in
Dreaming the Duke
Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Reserved Seating: $28.50 $50.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu


UFPA presents


Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy -
Masters of the Fiddle
Saturday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker M.M. Par-
rish Realtors and WUFT-TV
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $39.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Leipzig String Quartet
Sunday, January 24, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Reserved Seating: $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Haochen Zhang _Thirteenth Van Cliburn
International Piano Competition Gold
Medalist
Thursday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Friday, January 29, 7:30 pm
The Squitieri Studio Theatre
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare
Reserved Seating: $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
L.A. Theatre Works


SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 7



Wild Adventures

schedules

20 concerts for 2010 season

VALDOSTA Wild Adventures Water & Theme
Park promises to deliver a year of unforgettable
concerts in 2010 with 20 performances. Diverse
and popular acts are included in the line-up from
country, Christian, rock, Gospel, R&B, and pop
genres. More concerts will be announced soon to
create a concert season not to be missed.

2010 Concert Schedule (as of November 20)*

Mar. 20 George Thorogood & Los Lonely Boys
Mar. 27 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Apr. 10 Jeremy Camp
Apr. 17 REO Speedwagon & STYX
May Backstreet Boys (date to be confirmed)
May 15 Chicago
May 29 David Crowder Band
June 12 Steven Curtis Chapman
June 19 Tye Tribbett & Kirk Franklin
June 26 Billy Ray Cyrus
July Great American Country Network
Emerging Artist Showcase (date to be confirmed)
July 10 Rodney Atkins
July 24 Frankie Beverly with Maze
Aug. 28 CMA Award Winning Trio TBA
Sept. 25 Third Day

General admission to all of the 2010 concerts is
free with park admission or a 2010 Season Pass.
EZ Pay online payment plan makes it easier to
purchase a season pass in monthly installments to
enjoy all that Wild Adventures has to offer in
2010. EZ Pay is available through December 31,
2009.
In addition to general concert admission, the
park also offers reserved seating for an additional
cost. Reserved seating for each announced con-
cert, with the exception of the major country trio,
will go on sale January 15, 2010 and will be avail-
able for purchase online, by phone or at the park.
General concert seating is included in park admis-
sion; reserved seating is an additional cost to park
admission.
*All performers and dates are subject to change
due to circumstances beyond the park's control.


MAGENTA MM


~ : BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE L
SF L.. SunCellul O,
* 3a9 4 53515&-F


GRADY'S *
Layaway for christmas! WFG-47MPR Kids Pocket Bil
Kids 4 wheelers and bikes 995
WF492-Q 49cc l s qq
Kids 4-Wheeler .


BLACK


BLACK


3




North Florida


CYAN ,ddw.Aw*,
MAGENTA Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 7


Calendar of Events

December 2009 February 2010
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
University Auditorium
Alan & Carol Squitieri Studio Theatre


Continued From Page 6

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director presents
RFK: The Journey to Justice
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $44.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Joshua Bell, Violin
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Shands, Koss-Olinger and S.F.I.
Reserved Seating: $39.25 $60.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
THE OPERA SHOW
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare
Reserved Seating: $39.25 $55.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Hairspray
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Bosshardt Realty, Holloway Financial Ser-
vices, WCJB TV20
Reserved Seating: $34.00 $60.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Soweto Gospel Choir
Thursday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Gainesville Guardian
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $39.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Richie Havens
Friday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14, 2 p.m.
Squitieri Studio Theatre
Reserved Seating: $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
The Israel Ballet
Sunday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Cox Media and Dharma Endowment Foun-
dation
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $44.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit


Contact
us at the J|
paper.

Classified
Advertising
386-362-1734 ext. 102
fo 386-364-5578
e-mail:
www.suwanneedemocrat.com
Mon.-rl.:
8 a.m. -5 p.m.
We'd love to hear from you.
Classified
Marketplace
RO. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064


You can Reach
Over 4 Million
Potential Buyers
for your product
through our Internet
and Newspaper
Network in Florida
and throughout
the Nation.
Call Nancy at
386-362-1734
499651-F


Secretary/Office Manager
The Lafayette County Commission will be
accepting applications for a Secretary/Office
Manager at the County Extension Office.
All applicants must have a high school diploma
or equivalent and will have to take an office
procedures test.
Applications may be picked up at the Lafayette
County Extension Office which is located at
176 SW Community Circle, Suite D (across
from the Hornet Hose Car Wash).
The deadline for submitting applications is
Noon on January 8, 2010.
Lafayette County is an equal opportunity employer.
I 568355m dv 1


* GREAT EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
0 LOOKING FOR A SOCIAL SERVICE /
ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
0 Seeking person experienced in counseling, 0
0 documenting, and care planning in a health 0
0 care setting. Must be organized, personable, 0
0 able to work with elderly, be calm under *
pressure, and be flexible with their time when *
0 necessary. Responsible for social services and :
admissions for a 60 bed skilled nursing center.
Good wage and a PTO benefits system.
R W aSend resume to
Rich Wisdahl, Lafayette Health Care Center,
512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066. 56834dv
S"568347md5v


www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Philharmonia of the Nations with Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
Thursday, February, 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Dharma Endowment Foundation
Reserved Seating: $34.00 $55.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Eileen Ivers Beyond the Bog Road
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $39.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Christine Brewer, Soprano
Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Sponsored by Shands HealthCare
Reserved Seating: $28.50 $44.50
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Craig Martin's Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley Leg-
end
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Wachovia and WGFL MY-11
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $39.25
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
An Evening of BraziliAHN Trio with Special Guests
Welson Tremura and Larry Crook
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved Seating: $23.50 $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu

UFPA presents
Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Manuel Barrueco, Guitar


Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787 or visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu


Events, dates, times and p'. .-.', i.,, are subject to change.
For updates, please visit the University of Florida Per-
f iiiii ,.. Arts web site at 1 ii /. 'ii....i ,t;i,.ufl.edu and
click on the "Events" link.


CYAM AGTA UnA

MAGENTA M -M-M


BLACK


I u TWE ARE THE MANUFACTURER


WIMETALROOFING
STATE OF FLORIDA APPROVED
Residential* Commercial* Agricultural

AGRI-METAL SUPPLY, INC.
Phone: 38-294-1720 Fax: 386-294-1724
232 SE Industrial Park Cir. Mayo, FL



S 1SUWANNEE E-LIMB-INATORS, INC.
HARD1ARi' & FEED Complete Tree Service
We carry Central State Brand Feeds for dogs, Licensed & Insured
horses, goats, rabbits, hogs, chickens, wild game,
birds & fish, as well as all purpose feeds Owners:
Hay & Pinestraw Available Keith & Glenda Hudson
16660 Spring St., White Springs 9351 220th Street
386-397-2551 O'Brien, FL 32071
Under the new ownership of Phone 386-935-1993
Don & Celeste Wilson Fax 386-935-3321



BtI affordable Seamless Gutters

"Satisfaction Guaranteed"
Seamless Gutters Carl Kirk
WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS *Soffit & Fasia 386-776-1835
PUMP & WELL REPAIRS ScGutter Guard Cell
SCOTT TAYLOR Enclosures and Repair 386-209-2740
TEL. 407-719-3726 Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured
LIVE OAK FLORIDA SERVING NORTH FLORIDA FREE ESTIMATES FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED



LIVE OAK

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


TO PLACE AN AD, CALL 386-362-1734

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AT 2:00 P.M.


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN $,e Od*
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 8, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


'Twas the Night Before Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas, when I heard my spouse
She just kept on nagging, "Please decorate the house!
The front yard should glimmer with holidays so near,
I'm hoping to win 'Best Display of the Year!'"
So I headed outside with the lights in my hand,
I knew a few bulbs were burnt out on each strand;
But I plugged them all in and 1 headed indoors,
And hoped that my wife was done listing the chores.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
The lights were ablaze, Santa's sleigh was aflame,
The reindeer were melting, and I was to blame.
With a stomp of my foot and a watering spray,
I managed to put out the smoking display.
I surveyed the place decorations once stood,
And soon it was clear the display was no good.
"That's it!" I exclaimed, "I've had quite enough!
I just don't have time to go buy all new stuff."
So I opened the paper to the classified section,
I looked, and I looked through the wondrous selection.
There were plumbers, and roofers, and some babysitters,
A painter, a groomer and even a knitter.
Now some could work mornings, and some could work nights,
But who of this group could put up my new lights?


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


-p i


Duane "Cash" Holze
& Todd "Carry" Holze
S12120/09
@2009 The Classified Guys


And then there it was, right in front of my face,
The ad of a service to clean up my place.
I picked up the phone, and I called in a fret,
I could tell they were swamped, but the man said, "No sweat!"
And then, in a twinkling, he pulled in the drive,
His license plate read the date "12-25".
The rusty old pickup was painted bright red,
For a moment it looked like Santa's red sled.
Decorations in back that were stacked to the sky,
And a pile of lights at least 20 feet high.
He jumped from the cab, in the driveway he stood,
And he yelled, "Ho, Ho, Ho" as he leaned on his hood.


His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks red like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His sweet little mouth was drawn up in a smile,
And his beard looked like snow in a neat little pile.
In his teeth was a pipe and he let out some smoke,
That encircled his head every time that he spoke.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old man,
And he laughed as he gave my house a quick scan.
I told him I needed a prize winning scene,
One so elaborate it's never been seen.
My wife has been wishing to win "Best Display",
But as you can see, I just fried Santa's Sleigh!
He went straight to work as I headed inside,
I returned moments later amazed and wide-eyed.
The display it was huge, and he did it so quick,
Now wait just a minute, could this be St. Nick?
But before I could ask, he had sprung to his truck,
And he gave me a wink and he wished me, "Good Luck."
And I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all,
and to all a Good-Night."


Do you have a question or funny story about the
classified? Want to just give us your opinion?
We want to hear all about it! Email us at:
comments@classifiedguys.com.


NFCC welcomes visitors to Christmas at the Mansion


Jay Hicks and Lynn Sapp play music for the "Christmas Spectacular" holiday reception
Dec. 8 at NFCC's Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center. Courtesy photo


Announcements


Advertise in Over 100
Papers throughout
Florida. Advertising
Networks of Florida, Put
us to work for You!
(866)742-1373
www.florida-
classifieds.com.

Apartment for Rent

HUD HOMES! 4bdr 3ba
$217/mo! 3 bdrm only
$199/mo! Stop Renting!
5% dw, 15 yrs @ 8% apr
For Listings (800)366-
9783 ext 5669

Building Supplies

METAL ROOFING TAX
CREDIT! 40 yr
Warranty. Direct from
manufacturer. 30 colors
in stock Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. Gulf Coast
Supply & Manufacturing,
(888)393-0335
www.gulfcoastsupply.co
m

Business Opportunities

ALL CASH VENDING!
Do you earn $800 in a
day? 25 Local Machines
and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968
B02000033 CALL US:
We will not be
undersold!


Help Wanted

Travel, Travel, Travel!
$500 Sign-on-bonus.
Seeking sharp guys and
gals, Rock-n-Roll
Atmosphere, Blue Jean
Environment! Call Ally
(800)716-0048 today.

RV delivery drivers
needed. Deliver RVs,
boats and trucks for
PAY! Deliver to all 48
states and Canada. For
details log on to
www.RVdeliveryjobs.co
m

Miscellaneous

AIRLINES ARE
HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation
Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified
- Housing available.
CALL Aviation Institute
of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.

ATTEND COLLEGE
ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Accounting,
*Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance.
Computer available.
Financial Aid if
qualified. Call (888)203-
3179,
www.CenturaOnline.com


Community enjoys "Christmas
Spectacular" open house


MADISON North
Florida Community Col-
lege, Friends of the Man-
sion and members of the
community celebrated
"Christmas Spectacular"
during a holiday reception
at the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center
(The Mansion) on Dec. 8.
Guests were welcomed by
NFCC President John
Grosskopf, WSG Coordi-
nator Maria Greene and
Director of the NFCC
Foundation and Alumni
Relations Gina Rutherford.
The evening reception
offered visitors first
glimpse at the Mansion's
holiday d6cor and was a
wonderful prelude to the
Mansion's holiday open
house held Dec. 9-13. This
year's "Christmas Spectac-


Real Estate

LAND OR
DEVELOPMENTS
WANTED. We buy or
market development lots.
Mountain or Waterfront
Communities in NC, SC,
AL, GA and FL. Call
(800)455-1981, Ext. 1034

LOTS FROM $13,9K!
Waterfront community on
Georgia Coast. Access to
Ocean. Hurricane Free
Zone. Limited Release on
lots from $13,9K. Best
Value. Call (888)506-
6707!! www.peninsula-
goldenisles.com

Wanted To Buy

BUYING TOP
DOLLAR! FOR
FIREARMS,
MILITARIA, JEWELRY
& DIAMONDS, COINS
& ANTIQUES (850)656-
5 4 86 /
AFFILIATEDAUCTION
S.COM WE WILL
COME TO YOU! 2500
Apalachee Pkwy.
Tallahassee




ADVERTISING NETWORKS OF FLORIDA

Classified I Display | MYo Daily


(Week of Dec. 21, 2009]
499626-F 4


ular" theme featured the
various rooms and corri-
dors of NFCC's historic
conference beautifully
decorated by area busi-
nesses and community
members. Guests of the
holiday reception also en-
joyed music by Jay Hicks,
guitar, and Lynn Sapp, pi-
ano.
The main hallway was
spectacularly decorated by
the Madison County Ju-
nior Auxiliary. Downstairs
rooms included the Li-
brary decorated by Wendy
Bartlam and April Yungel;
the Parlor by Cheri,
Harold, Troy and Traci
Platt, Debbie Scott and Di-
anne Sullivan; the Dining
Room by the Madison
Women's Club; and the
Music Room by the Madi-
son Garden Club.
Atop the garland
wrapped staircase, visitors
enjoyed the upstairs hall
decorated by Madison
Market and Antiques; the
Breckinridge Room by
The Madison Florist; the
Guest Room by Thelma
DeHart and John and Lau-
ra Fine; the Rose Room by
Madison County Commu-




N01


Mobile
Homes
and
Land for
sale.
Financed
by owner.

386-362-2720


nity Bank; and the Chil-
dren's Room by Bali's
Base Street Florist. The
outside of the Mansion
was decorated by Mary
Kay Blume, Ann Smith
and Libby Welch. Coordi-
nating the decorations was
Jackie Johnson.
"I thank all the volun-
teers, from this year to
years past, for their time
and effort in decorating
the mansion and acting a
hostesses," said Greene.
"Without our community
volunteers, the Christmas
at the Mansion holiday
open house would not be
possible."
The Madison County Ju-
nior Auxiliary also hosted
its "Cookies with Santa"
event on Dec. 12 at the
Mansion inviting area chil-
dren to stop in and have
their picture taken with
Santa Claus. There was a
wonderful turn out for the
event.
For more information
about NFCC's Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference
Center, contact Maria
Greene, Mansion coordi-
nator, at 850-973-9432 or
email greenem@nfcc.edu.






ida|

0


0


M-



~m


! ~~avYo
Been Tured ow
Fo SoialScrt

orSI
CALTL

FRE


MAGENTA MM


BLACK


Suwannee Valley Humane Society

Critter Corner
Page 14


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN Odw-,Aw*
MAGENTA Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 9


Madison Junior Auxiliary's Kara Washington, Missy Cherry and Beth
Ebberson help with the "Cookies with Santa" event Dec. 12 at the
Mansion. Courtesy photos


NFCC welcomes


visitors to Christmas


at the Mansion


The 2009 Christmas at the Mansion featured spectacular holiday decorations throughout the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center (The Mansion).


Understanding ankle fractures

to get the right treatment


LETS T

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH


North Florida


Pharmacy

"* Medical
Equipment
Oxygen

"Everything For Your
Home Recovery"
Locally Owned & Operated
101 SW U.S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL 32008
(386) 935-6905
229 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066
(386) 294-3777
_________ ____________________501051-F


Ophthalmology
GREGORY D. SNODGRASS, M.D.
522 South Ohio Avenue
n,, 330-6260 or 1-800-435-3937

Physical Therapy

"-^T/7 ai- m lzaooLm, D Sa.

* Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy
* Specializing In Arthritis Fibromyalgia Geriatrics Spinal &
Joint Pain Sports Injuries Work Injuries Pediatrics
Manual Therapy Lymphedema
Locally Owned & Operated
Live Oak 208-1414 Medicare, Protegrity
Lake City 755-8680 Blue Cross, Av Med
Jasper 792-2426 Medicaid-pediatrics
Branford 935-1449 Workers Comp
Mayo 294-1407 Most Other Insurance Plans
A Medicare Certified Rehabilitation Agency
Email: info@healthcorerehab.com
Website: www.isgroup.net/healthcore !


Ankle fractures are one of the most
common types of broken bone injuries.
They also may be one of the most
complex, and therefore should always be
treated by an orthopedic professional to
ensure healing.
The ankle is a joint of the body where
three bones meet at the foot. The talus is
the bone below the ankle joint. The tibia
is the larger shin bone, and the fibula is
the smaller outside bone of the leg. The
ankle is a weight-bearing joint, and the
tibia alone is responsible for carrying 90
percent of the weight-bearing pressure
while walking.
In an ankle fracture, any number of
scenarios may occur as to where the
break is located. Fractures can also occur
in multiple locations. Because of this
complexity, an X-ray must be taken and a
doctor must tailor treatment on an
individual basis.
Symptoms of Ankle Fracture
There are a number of symptoms that
may indicate an ankle fracture. However,
these symptoms may also occur in a
sprain or torn ligaments, which is why X-
rays will be needed to rule out other
causes. Pain, swelling, bruising, inability
to put weight on the ankle, and
deformities are all possible symptoms.
Fracture Treatments
Depending upon the severity of the
fracture, some breaks can be healed
simply with a cast, while others may
require surgery to stabilize the ankle and
help prevent arthritis issues down the
line. Here are the typical treatments for
an ankle fracture.
1. Ice and elevation: Swelling will most
likely occur with a break. Elevating the
foot and applying ice helps reduce
swelling and prevent damage to
surrounding tissues.
2. Reduction: If there is displacement of
the ankle joint, a reduction --where they
re-align the joint and bones -- will be

Physical Therapy

Heartland
REHABILITATION SERVICES
Sandy Laxton, PTA
Mandy McCray, PTA
Carolyn McCook, Office Manager,
Patient Care Coordinator
AQUATIC THERAPY
Workers Compensation, Industrial
Rehabilitation, Ergonomic Consultation,
Job/Workers Site Analysis Orthopedic/Sports
Medicine, Pediatrics Providers
Medicare, Medicaid, AvMed & BCBS Providers
405 11th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 364-5051 501053-F


performed. This may be done under mild
anesthesia.
3. Surgery: Surgery is necessary for
many types of ankle breaks. Surgery will
be discussed on an individual basis and
may require the insertion of metal
hardware (such as plates, wires, pins, or
screws) to further stabilize the bones.
Surgery will be done under full anesthesia
and there will be one or more incisions to
reach the bones. The hardware may be
left in unless it poses discomfort, or
removed after the stabilization is
complete.
4. Immobilization: With or without
surgery, some type of immobilization of
the ankle will occur. This may be
achieved with a splint, short-leg cast,
removable cast, or whatever the
orthopedist recommends. There may be
several different immobilization methods
used as swelling diminishes. For
example, a patient may start out in a
splint, progress to a cast, then be given a
walking support boot.
5. Non-weight bearing: There will be a
portion of time where no weight will be
allowed on the injured ankle. Crutches,
canes and walkers can be used to support
the body and prevent weight from being
placed on the foot. Typically, it takes 6 to
8 weeks for a fracture to heal in an adult.
However, this doesn't mean the patient
will be up on his or her feet after this
point in time. Many doctors prefer little to
no weight be placed on a fracture for
several months. It could be 3 to 4 months
before a normal shoe can be worn. It's
important not to place weight on the
fracture until the doctor advises,
otherwise treatment may be delayed and
reinjury may occur.
6. Physical therapy: The doctor may
recommend physical therapy to help
strengthen the muscles surrounding the
ankle and improve flexibility of the joint.
It's important not to get discouraged
during ankle fracture treatment. With
time, most of the range of motion and
strength of the ankle will resume.
However, this will not happen overnight.
Even after the doctor has given his or her
approval for weight bearing, there may be
tenderness, swelling and the need to limp
on the foot for some time after. It could
take up to one year for the swelling to
diminish as much as possible


Family Den
HERBERT C.
MANTOOTH,
D.D.S, P.A.
602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak,
(386) 362-6556
1-800-829-6506
(Out of Suwannee County)


itistry


501056-F I


To place an ad on this page, please call Nancy at 386-362-1734 Ext. 103


CYAGNETA pnp O, BLACK
MAGENTA -|| *M *M~u* BLACK


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN 8 newvenw O
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 10, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


amr -M


40 40=0- =a--410


Ab = 4 --m-4- -m w w I 4

41 .___o M 4 __4 __o__ lbqm b 0- Qp- 10411P44-M
"M4 0- -m04 t .PW tmh o do ba


am dmb 4w .s 4- -4bdos 4w .mo - m~m "
4M qW 0 of 104b- 4OW __00 o 40. 4M- llkA -mo


---- ---- "Copyrighted MateriaI



S-- -S icayted on en



Available from Commercial News Providers"


* -

- -. -~-


- __
__ ___ - 0
S

~ 0
~. -.-- ~
-~ Q -


* _____ -
* Q -
- ~


* -


.--4m -of q


4b b aft 41
4w _m- a




Ira--a








- --0--m

40 Q


*LrI













4m b -af lb4.ow40b u


4 40010


..IM- d im dlp


4b -00~ *

.- 4m qw


46 -O ow m -4U



dmw.0w-ol-




-.am
4=0- *
-ow m o w- -


MAGENTA M Mn


BLACK


4
rv


BLACK


-mm -0





ddb- I




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


newtnew~
AIF ~ u4u4


BLACK


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


E


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 11


T


'o 0, CAY.F lot


"Copyrighted Material -

Syndicatedontent

Available from Commercial News Providers"

..... .. ...P -


N oebm
40 4MMM %jj~-qkjyf




W


CYAN
MAGENTA


PPO UOA:]
6lbn i
nmu mu
IFOU IFI 1!OU


BLACK


, kye




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


' newtnew~
AIF ~ u4u4


BLACK


PAGE 12, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


ftMMMI"Oo 1 oo-tm "
w odo 00-.vw Sw, __oo so

olw04MO-n4ilw ~0oo0 NO40000 q 40- al 041- IM AM O 40 4M 0 "P O S wmp0 &O
- ms 4 -m 4 m a qt aww -taman_ i 40_nw _Owa-,am- w ND4gop0 m S q is oo


2 4 368
3 4 1

7
2 S 9
1 3 5

4 8 3
I *~65

2 3 7 1
3 2 5 6 1 7
1 4


-u-u.-.


ICI


A W I
- --e-Sy

Available from
A k _


pyright
indicate

Come
AL k


-- 1-- --M41-

2 S
3 5
2 4





4 2 1"9
--7 1


3 6 2
3


85 21
3 7 O

19 2



5 6 7

9 6

ed Material
i 2













d .Mobn"tent i
I 1n"161!




lrcial NewsProviders"
3 7 Si
7146
-:--i-a- --

S 2


ANSWER


CYAN ppo T 4iA 4h- 4
MAGENTA A MMM


BLACK


asI


I




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


newtnew~
AIF ~ u4u4


BLACK


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 13


Copyrig'd Material

Syndicated.Contentl

Available.from.Commercial.News


CYAN
MAGENTA


PPO UOA:]
6lbn i
nmu mu
IFOU IFI 1!OU


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN *,ew Odw*,
MAGENTA Even Odd


PAGE 14, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


"If you can't live at home,
this the next best place
to live! Everyone here
is so good to the residents."


Suwannee Valley Humane Society


Critter Corner


When you or your loved one need
assistance with the tasks of daily
living, consider Dacier Manor
Assisted Living Facility (ALF
#7641). Our loving, qualified staff
is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. And our secure, comforting
atmosphere allows our residents
to maintain the highest level of
self-care. Our residents enjoy
a variety of activities and a
supportive environment.
Call us today for more information
or to schedule a free tour.
(386) 658-5552
ADVENT CHRISTANVM
PO Box 4551 DOLING PARK,FL 3z64
(386) 658-5552 1-800-955-8771 TTY
r 1-800-647-3353 1
-www.acvillage.net
563932-F


Suwannee Valley
Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop
Madison, Florida 32340
Two m,/. south of Lee
off C.R. 255
From 10 Exit 262. Take
C.R.2555 north 1/2 miles
We are a Limited Space
Shelter (no kill). You
must check with us prior
to bringing a drop-off ani-
mal to the shelter. Hours:
Tues. to Sat. 10:00 to
2:00, or by appointment.
Visit our website and see
the animals that need a
really good home at
www.geocities.com/suwan


neehs or at our e-mail ad-
dress
suwanneevalley @ embar-
qmail.com.
We service the sur-
rounding counties of
Madison, Suwannee,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Co-
lumbia and Taylor.
Lost and Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet
or found one, the humane
society will help you find
your pet. Call us at (850)
971- 9904 or toll free at
1-866-236-7812. Leave a
message if we are closed,
we will return your call.
Remember to always call
your local animal con-
trols or shelters if you
have found a lost or
found pet.
THRIFT STORE:
You must come see our
thrift stores, if you have
not been here before. We
have three stores, a bou-
tique, clothing and furni-
ture. We are always look-
ing for donations for the
stores. Please keep us in
mind if you have items in
good condition you


would like to donate to
us.
RECYCLING:
We have a recycling
bin on our property news-
papers, magazines, and
catalogs. The bin will
take all kinds of paper.
We also have a bin in
Live Oak at 305
Pinewood Drive, just
west Of Johnson's Appli-
ance/Radio Shack. We
also collect aluminum
cans to recycle. Just bring
them to the shelter. All
the money goes to help
the homeless animals.
The Suwannee Valley
Humane Society depends
on adoptions for $65.00
which INCLUDES,
spay/neuter, de-worm,
heartworm/feline
leukemia tested and ra-
bies shot (if old enough).
Please come and visit us,
our animals would love
to meet you.
REMEMBER; DO
NOT LEAVE PETS IN
VEHICLES FOR ANY
LENGTH OF TIME DUE
TO THE HEAT AND
HUMIDITY.


FEATURED ANIMALS
FOR ADOPTIONS
DOGS:
3740 Gizzy is a Ter-
rier Mix, he is 4 1/2
months old. He is tan col-
or and a very sweet pup-
py.
3738 Connie is a 5
1/2 months old, Walker
Mix. She is white and has
some brown on her.
3737 Clyde is brown
and has some white on
him. He is 5 1/2 months
and is a Walker Mix.
3733 Kyle is a
Pointer Mix, he is 5
months old. He is dark
brown with white speck-
les.
3725 Corey is a
brindle, Lab Mix. He is 5
1/2 months old. He is a
very sweet guy.
CATS:
3718 Salena is a 6
months old, shorthaired
kitty. She is a Calico tab-
by.


3715 Sami is a short
haired, 5 month old kitty.
He is black with a white
streak on his nose.
3711 Honey is a tan
tabby kitty. She is 9
months old, has short hair
and is very lovable.
3710 Danny -is a 5
1/2 month old kitty. He
has short hair and is or-
ange and white.
3709 Danika is a
grey and white, she is a 5
1/2 month old kitty.
If you have lost or
found an animal, you
would like to report.
Please feel free to call us
and I will put your report
in the newspaper free.
LOST: From Rocky
Ford Road in Madison.
"Gator" a Lab / Bulldog
Mix. He is gold color and
weight 100+ pounds. He
was wearing a camou-
flage collar. He is very
sweet and hardly barks. If
you have found him,
please call William Bon-
trager @ 850-464 4004.


Businesses f


mAtoZ


UTO & TRUCK
SPECIALIST

B&B
920 E. Main, Mayo
Sammy Buchanan
Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
386-294-2761
557496-F

chimney
Sweep
Get Ready For
The Winter Also
Gutter Cleaning
386-288-6212
557495-F


immigration
Green Card;
Spouse/Family K Visa;
Student F Visa; Worker
HB Visa; Investor E Visa;
Change of Status
386-362-2030
www.fjslawcenter.com
557491 -F


SPrinting Copying
lueprints

Suwannee
graphics
621 Ohio Ave. North
Live Oak
386-362-1848
557487-F


[Daddy's

Gun Shop
Buy Sell Trade
Come To Daddy's,
We'll Take Care of You!
386-294-1532


-John's

Painting LLC
Residential &
Commercial
386-688-3000
557845-F


PLUMBER
Live Oak
Plumbing, Inc.
Repairs/Remodel
New Construction
State Lic. #CFC1427438
386-362-1767
557492-F


Unique VERY
Gifts
onieoxes GOOD
PRICE
chestsandboxes.com $5.00 PER
Quality items for WEEK
unique gifts WEVEK
glfts561862-F


CHOOSE YOUR LETTER!

PUBLISHES EVERY WEDNESDAY!

$5.00 PER WEEK

CALL JANICE GANOTE 386-362-1734


EXCELLENT

DEAL

ONLY $5.00
A WEEK


Buy this
space 15.00
per week


Recycling
CASH PAID
Junk Cars, Trucks,
Tractors & Scrap Metal
Trailers, No MH
386-965-1423
386-365-4879

Marks
)UThe Spot!

Place Your
Ad Here!!


REAT HJesse
lREAT [ umphrey
DEAL!! Drywall, LLC
D L!17718 104th St.
s5.00 a Live Oak, FL 32060
10 Years Experience
week 386-590-6259
557494-F


SAVE

SOME CASH!
ONLY $5.00
WEEK


sOU CAN
SUCCEED
WITH THIS AD!
CALL TODAY!
$5.00 PER
WEEK


ZOWIE
*5.00 a
week
CALL
TODAY!


CYAGN TA h-
MAGENTA M -M-M


BLACK


CosttoCost
ArondtheCone


Time to Upgrade.


BLACK




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


Ev ewn Odew

Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


.* 4 h 4 4w


4F6 & 1.m


--"Copyrighted Material-


Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


WW~eev @b to -.- e


V S
S- -. *

a ~-


dw ..


a ~ -
-m -


bdAaTau


**, 1 *
nPPC.T.


Omka- -
^*l ~~AM PO.0BJ^BH




inhml.
mm^^^^^


-u~~ .m
main


*.~.. ~t..*. a


4 ~. 0~*- *-.~"m ~
-- -


MAGENTA AnM n
M~~ubNO I, A -ENmI^-^-^ ^


BLACK


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 15


I


BLACK


A"4 M As -af




North Florida


CYAN
MAGENTA


Even Odd


PAGE 16, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


Many parents choose to spend more time with their family as their New Year's resolution each year.


Resolution ideas to


consider this New Year's


Each and every New Year's Day, millions of people
across the globe resolve to make positive changes in
their life. Known as New Year's resolutions, these ideas
or commitments can fall by the wayside or prove to be a
positive life-changing experience. Some of the more
popular resolution ideas include the following:
Losing weight
Saving more and spending less


* Visit a foreign country
* Volunteer to help the less fortunate
* Start (or finish) writing that novel
* Quit smoking tobacco
* Be more environmentally-friendly
* Reduce stress
* Spend more time with the family
* Read more, watch less television


and-


,a







00


*
IC
Ce


Cs
S.
a.
a.
c-
*0
U,
ma
'0
S.


a.

'a


lug..'
ago'.

uoe~
gea~g~
SI..
agase
a~eS*e


*ea ,0
u~ease
O'CSP
eau~c
I', us
S. *.UC


Pam-

ow-am-


ii ~Lt


a.
S.
6@
a,
a,
as
U.

l6
I.
'C


s-oSGs' a.
G@W,*Sb '*
sass
a
o P. ,.,..Pg
*~e egaegm.e
*U~sP.ee' ao
* is iu'...s


U

S
P
I'

I


c v I

'*."Co

a*, Sy


Available from

N


CYAN
MAGENT


Planning is key to
keeping New Year's
resolutions
Most people have made New Year's resolutions
at some point in their lives with varying de-
grees of success. The secret to making and
keeping a New Year's resolution is to start
thinking about it before New Year's Eve.
Be Realistic
The surest way to fall short of your goal is for it
to be unrealistic. Resolving to never eat your fa-
vorite food again is a set-up for failure. Set a goal
that is attainable, such as avoiding that food more
often than you do now. If your resolution is some-
thing like losing weight, do some research to see
what a realistic, attainable goal would be.
Choose Wisely
Don't decide on a resolution at the last minute
on New Year's Eve. It may help to make a list of
possible resolutions and develop this list over
time. Keep it with you and ask others to contribute
ideas. You should know what your goal is well be-
fore December 31st arrives.
Create a Plan
To be successful, it helps to have clear steps to
put into action. Write your resolution and plan
down in a notebook or journal. Decide how you
will deal with the temptation to backslide. This
could include calling a friend for support, taking a
walk around the block or simply thinking positive-
ly. Start your plan during the first few days of Jan-
uary to harness your motivation. Don't expect
overnight miracles. Resolutions are accomplished
with a hundred tiny steps that happen throughout
the year. You should think of a New Year's resolu-
tion as nothing more than a starting point and that
developing positive habits will keep your plan
moving forward.
Talk About It
Tell friends and family members who will be
there to support your resolve to change yourself
for the better. The best-case scenario is to find a
friend or family member who has also made a
New Year's resolution and agree to motivate each
other.
Remain Flexible
Obsessing over the occasional slip won't help
you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each
day and keep moving forward. Expect that your
plan can and will change. Sometimes even the
goal itself will change. But most importantly, rec-
ognize partial successes at every step along the
way. Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new
activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and
six months for it to become part of your personali-
ty. Give it time and your new habits are sure to be-
come second nature.


New Year's Eve Fun

for Kids of All Ages


New Year's Eve is a great cel-
ebration occasion even for
folks who are too young for
champagne and are likely to
welcome the passage from one
year to the next from the cozy
comfort of their beds. Kids want
to be a part of the fun, so plan a
few special activities that will
not only make the evening spe-
cial, but will make special
memories of the evening for
years to come.
Cook up some New Year's
merriment. If you're planning to
dine at home on December 31st,
why not make it memorable?
Eat dessert first, then work your
way back to appetizers. Or serve
a merry mix of everyone's fa-
vorites even if they would
never be eaten together at a
"normal" dinner. It's as much
fun to think up the menu as it is
to chow down on the meal.
Get crafty. Kids love to
make noise, and New Year's is
the ideal time to let them have
their way (even for a little
while!). Noisemakers are easy
to make and fun to shake. Start
with a clean aluminum can
(with edges smoothed) or plastic
cup and fill the vessel with
beans or pebbles. Close up the


top with heavy-duty tape, cover
the entire can or cup with alu-
minum foil, stickers, ribbons,
and other decorations, then
shake away! For a quieter time,
supply kids with small pieces of
paper and have them write out
or illustrate a New Year's reso-
lution for everyone in the fami-
ly. Glue the resolutions to card-
board, attach magnets on the
back and place them on the re-
frigerator where they will serve
as cheerful reminders all year
long.
Make it a movie night. New
Year's Eve is the perfect time to
cuddle up for a good movie -
or even two! It's even more fun
if you choose a theme for the
evening's entertainment, such as
favorites from the year that's
ending, movies that depict the
celebration of New Year's Eve
(Back to the Future) or gems
from when you were a kid. And
don't forget the popcorn!
Are you game for fun? Get
out the board games, set out
some festive snacks and away
you go. Whether you play sev-
eral fast-paced games or a sin-
gle marathon session of some-
thing more involved, the entire
family can get in on the act.


pyrighted Material ------ -


'ndicated Cont iewtr



Commercial ews Pre idefs
;" ;" i"k'/


A


PPO UOA3
*ik $4MOU$ * 4


BLACK


BLACK


dws


Wom
fm
MW




North Florida


MAGENTA


(ii)4h ew (i)new Ai jiii
Even Odd


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009, PAGE 17


END


WF/AP


UP


CASS BURCH
>,,- ,___ __Jeep


EVERYBODY KNOWS'

EST DEALS ARE AT YEA

OW IS THE TIME TO

R VALDOSTA DEALERSHIP IS CELEBRATING IT'S 75M
THE LONGEST EXISTING CHRYSLER DEALERSHIP II

SE [VENTY-FIVE[ YF AS
as a Chyser LLCCompany Dealer
CASS BURCH CHRYSLER
Valdosta, GA2009
ALL NEW BODY STYLE COMPLEX
2010 RAM 2500 CREW CAB INTERIOR
WE'VE GOT 'EM...80 NEW DIESELS TRUCKS. (
IN STOCK OR ON THE WAY RIDE 01
COME SEE 'EM TODAY! IN OUR


THE

R ENE

BUY

N GEORGIA!


TELY REDESIGNED
I ON 2010 HEAVY DUTY
GET THE COMFORT AND
F A LUXURY VEHICLE
R NEW WORKHORSE!


RAM 1500 QUAD


2009 DODGE CALIE


HUGE SALE!


FRIDAY &
SATURDAY
9236. 09227/ WORLD CLASS
EAR END WRAP UP SALE WORLD CLASS!
DISCOUNTS!
18 977 2009
WO ATHIS PRICE... WRANGLERS


YEAR END WRAP UP SALE
$1 9,994
ONE AT HIS PRICE _


W W V9067
YEAR END WRAP UP SAL
$1 99
ONE AZT THSPRId


YEAR END WRAP UP SALE
*21 896
..ONE AT HISPRICE


CHALLENGER


V9089 N
'AR END WRAP UP SALE


F at


2010c


IF YOITMISSED THE
HUGE STIMULUS SALE,
OUR REBATES ARE
THE BEST OF THE


z1


vA-


YEAR...SHOP NOW! YEAR END WRAP UP SA
SHOP IN YOUR PAJAMAS $2 1 9 9'
24 HOURS A DAY! TWO atTHIS PRI
Drive It Like You Stole It.com TW. . . . .
WE STACK 'EM DEEP
& SELL 'EM CHEAP!


PPO UOA:]
Kii iii
M~ 4meumO4meu4m
MAGENT BLACKIF


BLACK


YEAR


It


009


---------- 4F


MAGENTA


BLACK




North Florida


newtnew~
AIF ~u ~ u4~


MAGENTA


PAGE 18, DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2009


* CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA


LAI


."It10


Va. h1)p


Any New
Nissan Frontier SE
Crew Cab or King Cab
$3,123 OFF


2010 Nissan Maxima SV
TOP OF THE LINE! 'LOADED PLUS'
was 34,250
pay 28,876


2009 Nissan Altima
2.5S Loaded
a 22 8. 993570
NOW $18.993 h


2010 Nissan Titan King Cab SE
was 31,275
pay 22,792
$8,483 OFF


ALL SIX DAYS
2009 Nissan Versa I


5 TO CHOOSE FROM
$2,042 OFF ANY MODEL


2010 Nissan Cube 1.85w/Aerokil
was 1 7,820
pay 16,620
$1,200 OFF


4


2010 Nissan X-Terra S, X or SE
4x2 or 4x4
s2,823
OFF


N 01:k


PPO UOA]
bik n K (fn -
nmu mu
IFOU IFI 1!OU


BLACK


5,256 OFF


LOADED'


LOADED'


v


kqli


a


1111


_Iy 6
MAGENTA M


BLACK




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs