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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: December 18, 2009
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00655
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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125th YEAR, NO. 21 3 SECTIONS, 34 PAGES


Friday Edition December 25, 2009


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


Schools to craft policy



on religious activities

In wake of substitute
teacher's allegations
of unfair treatment

See video of substitute teacher Rene
Checkett addressing the crowd at' -
Tuesday's school board meeting.
Go to suwanneedemocrat.com. .

By Carnell Hawthorne Jr. P/d'42 # '' :"
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com .
With rumors of removing prayer from pub- ..
lic school functions put to rest, Tuesday's
school board meeting took place with little
drama.
Locals John and Rene Checkett addressed
board members Tuesday and noted it was in
no way their "aim or goal to remove prayer
from our school system."
A story in last Friday's Democrat quoted John and Rene Checkett third and fourth from left at Tuesdav's school hoard meetinn. Rene Check


SEE SCHOOLS, PAGE 11A


POLICE:
Lewd behavior,
escape land
man in jail
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com


An O'Brien man
was jailed Monday
on charges of lewd
and lascivious bat-
tery and escaping
from police while in
custody, Suwannee
County sheriff's
records show.
SCSO Lt. Wayne


Henry
Dawson
Rogers


SEE LEWD, PAGE 11 A

Service for
fallen firefighter
25 years later
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Local firefighters will meet to
remember one of their own Sun-
day.
Raymond F. Hood, 32, died 25
years ago in a vehicle crash as he
was responding to an emergency
call. Sunday will mark the 25th an-


SEE SERVICE, PAGE 11 A


I
k-


ett told the crowd it was never her aim to remove prayer from public school functions.
- Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


Toys for
Sparky's Kids,
an effort of the
Live Oak Fire
Department,
helped bring
Christmas to
474 local chil-
dren. Each bag
that was handed
out contained
about five toys.
"I really
appreciate the
community and
the businesses
for coming
together and
helping these
kids," said the
LOFD's
Alan Beden-
baugh. "I saw
the look on
some of those
kids and they
were tickled to
death to have
some toys."
Folks started
lining up before
7 a.m. Monday
to receive their
bags of toys,
pictured here
before
distribution.
- Photo: Jeff Waters


HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING
Murlin Wells makes a smooth ._
transition as new director of
the SC Boys and Girls Club ... "


By Carnell
Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne
@gaflnews.com
There's a new leader at
the helm of the local Boys





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and Girls Club.
"I have hit the ground
running and haven't really
stopped," said Murlin
Wells, the new Unit Direc-
tor of the Suwannee Coun-
ty branch of the club.
Saturday, Wells and staff
hosted a special Christmas
program and dinner for the
children and families in-
volved in the club at John
Hale Recreational Park.
SEE HITTING, PAGE 11A


Local Boys and Girls Club director Murlin Wells at her desk in her Live Oak office.
- Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


Crash


claims


life of


man, 20

Passenger, 19,
suffers only
minor injuries
Staff
A Live Oak man died in
an early morning crash
Tuesday, the Florida High-
way Patrol reported.
Dustin Gardner, 20, was
southbound on 89th Road
at 2:15 a.m. when his 2000
Toyota traveled onto the
east shoulder and struck
several trees on the driver's
side, said FHP. The car
spun 180 degrees and came
to rest in a wooded area
east of the roadway, facing
north, according to FHP.
A passenger, James B.
Kirby, 19, of Wellborn, suf-
fered minor injuries.
Both men were wearing
seatbelts, said FHP.
Reports indicate no
charges will be filed.


County

coord.

calls it

quits
Murphy McLean, on the
job only six months, is
leaving for a lucrative
post in the private sector
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Suwannee
County Co-
ordinator
Murphy
McLean is
calling it '*
quits. He
told com- Murphy
missioners McLean
last Friday
that he was leaving in 30
days to take a post in the
private sector.
"I got an opportunity that
came along I never expect-
ed that I can't pass up,"
McLean said Wednesday.
That opportunity will pay

SEE COUNTY, PAGE 11 A



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Greater Visions
Support Group
Addiction Support Group: Greater Vi-
sions faith-based addictions support
group meets at the Grace Manor Restau-
rant. Meetings are held on Thursday
mornings at 9:30 a.m. This group pro-
vides spiritual and emotional support in a
non-judgmental setting. Come experi-
ence the freedom from addictions that is
found in Christ.
Greater Visions is an outreach of
Christ Central-Live Oak. For more infor-
mation contact 208-1345.


Branford TOPS
meeting changes
locations
We now meet every Tuesday at L & M
Scrapbooking located at 105 SW Suwan-
nee 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 in-
terested in assisting in this much needed
service to the elderly population of Bran-
ford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior
Center Director, at 362-1164 or Janis
Owen, Director of Client Services, at 362-
4115, ext. 240.

Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working
on your family tree. The Suwannee Valley
Gciin.i, -., 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 Gcc.ilh -.', 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.


TOPS is here for you
Anyone interested in learning more
about nutrition, portion control, and ex-
ercise while having fun is cordially in-
vited to come join our TOPS group.
TOPS is nonprofit, noncommercial and
affordable. TOPS# FL. 662 meets week-
ly on Thursday mornings at the First Ad-
vent Christian Church in Live Oak.


We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and
the meeting begins 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
support system to help you, make your
New Year's resolution come true, please
come join us for informative programs
and fun. Hope to see you soon.

Turkey Shoot
Dec. 26
The Harry C. Gray Memorial Ameri-
can Legion Post #107 will have its
Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Starting at 12
noon, December 26, 2009.
12 Guage shot guns only, Post will
provide shells. Public welcome, 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.

Memorial service for

Raymond F. Hood
Dec. 27
A memorial service will be held for Ray-
mond E Hood at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, De-
cember 27 at Fire Rescue Headquarters next
to the county airport, 13530 80th Terrace,
Live Oak.
In the early hours of December 27, 1984,
Paramedic Raymond Hood was responding
to a call for help when he made the ultimate
sacrifice in the line of duty for the citizens of
our county.
Ray was hired July 1, 1976 by Suwannee
County Hospital to work as an EMT. At the
time of his death Ray was the assistant di-
rector of the county ambulance service with
eight years of service.
Our department has prepared a garden and
memorial area in honor of Ray Hood. We in-
vited 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
number of family or co-workers, please con-
tact Robert Eyer 386-590-0499.

Holy Land trip meeting
Jan. 21
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 ad-
ditional information.

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 mar-
ried), 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.


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Arrest Record


Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your
name appears here and
you are later found not
..,i a/ n or the (Ii, .... ,. are
dropped, we will be hap-
py to make note of this in
the newspaper when judi-
cial proof is presented to
us by you or the authori-
ties.
The following abbrevi-
ations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police
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 Al-
cohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

December 21, Aaron
Charles Francis, 39, Po
Box 289, Inccinon City FL,
suw co wrt petit theft, 1st
app no pd per wrs: SCSO
D Lee
December 21, Henry
Dawson Rogers, 37, 22083
Fletcher Rd, Obrien FL,
lewd/lascivious battery
victim under age 16 fleeing
att. elude escape: SCSO-
W.Musgrove
December 21, Jason
Christopher Wood, 31,
14484 201st Road, Live
Oak FL, vop poss of
cocaine, vop poss control
substan, vop poss of
cocaine, blanket bond
5000.or 500.to probation:
SCSO-K.Osborn
December 21, Vermontay
Buurch, 20, 707 Duval
Street, Live Oak FL, grand
theft: SCSO-M.Jelks
December 21, Timothy
Dwayne Pittman Jr, 35,
8897 CR 137, Wellborn
FL, vop burg of
conveyance, vop grand
theft III: SCSO-M.Jelks
December 21, Ronald
Christophe Dubose, 39,
21980 133rd LN, O'brien
FL, battery dom violence,
1st app pd appt per wrs:
LOPD-B.Harrison


December 22, Noel
Lloyd Oliphant, 61, 560
NW 202 Terrace, Miami
FL, failure to stop insp ag,
no valid dl, resist w/o
violence give false info
I.e.o: Oale T Bishop
December 22, Nataniel
Ryan Tatum, 29, 25291 Sr
247, O'Brien FL, Hernando
cty wrt o/cutter forged
instrument, Walton cty wrt
o/c fraud, Okaloosa cty wrt
o/c felony larceny and
fraud: SCSO D Allen
December 22, Andrew
Carlisle Evans, 22, 2051
Dairy Boone Rd, Valdosta
GA, poss oxycodone w/i
sell, sale oxycodone w/i
1000ftof a church: SCSO-
L.McDaniel
December 22, Cathy
Mae Sawyer, 29, 26251
83rd Road, Branford FL,
forgery, uttering a forgery:
SCSO-M.Jelks
December 22, Marvin
Lee Spencer, 41, 250
Serenity Lane, Quincey FL,
forgery, uttering a forgery:
SCSO-T.Smith
December 22, Ross
Conkle, 25, PO Box 111,
Grove Port IL, failure to
stop inspection, suspended
cdl: Oale-McGauley
December 22, Stephany
Lynn Baisden, 24, 285 NW
Saturn Lane, Lake City FL,
sell controlled subs +20g
poss m/than 20g cont/subs,
poss cont/subs oxycodone
w/int to sell, sell/del
cont/subs oxycod, unlaw
use 2way comm/devic,
poss oxycodone w/int sell,
sale oxycodone ,unlawfu
use 2way comm/dev:
SCSO-A.Robinson
December 22, Ashley
Jerrod Love, 26, 502
Church Ave, Live Oak FL,
poss cocaine, dwls
knowingly, 1st app--pd app
per wrs: LOPD D
slaughter



CORRECTION
In a Page 1A story in the
Dec. 18 Democrat, a
photograph identified as
that of Justin Ramon
Freeman was not in fact of
Freeman. We regret the
error.




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4-H holiday bake-off



a delicious success


By Brian Estevez
Suwannee County Extension
4-HAgent

Suwannee County 4-H hosted its *
annual holiday bake-off Dec. 14. The
holiday bake-off was a success as 64
4-H'ers submitted 101 delicious
entries that were all judged on their
own merit. Later that evening, more
than 120 people showed up at Exhibition II to enjoy the
awards ceremony and all of the goodies.
All holiday bake-off entries were dropped off at
Exhibition II between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30
a.m. The entries were placed in one of 11 divisions and
then judged in the early afternoon. The awards
ceremony started at 6:30 p.m. All of the 4-H'ers were
treated to a standing-room only crowd as they got their
pictures taken. Division winning entries received the
coveted golden spoon for all of their hard work.
All entries were placed in one of 11 divisions: cakes,
decorated cakes, pies, candies, cookies, brownies/bar
cookies, breads, specialty items, gift baskets, appetizers
and light recipes. Cloverbuds, 4-H'ers ages 5-7, were
also able to submit entries, though their desserts were
not judged. Cloverbuds received a participation ribbon
for their hard work. Congratulations to all of the 4-H'ers
that participated in the 2009 holiday bake-off.

Entries for Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock
Show and Sale
Thirty-one youth from Suwannee, Hamilton, and
Lafayette counties braved the cold, rainy weather
recently to weigh and register their steers for the
Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale. This
is a requirement to enter and show at the fair. Please
note that the hog ownership deadline is January 9, 2010
as hogs must be tagged and identified by this date by a
member of the Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Board.
Also, entry forms are due to the Extension Offices in
Suwannee, Lafayette, or Hamilton Counties by 5 p.m.
on Monday, January 11.

Meat Science workshop a cut above
Thirty-four youth from Suwannee County recently
participated in the second annual 4-H Meat Science
Workshop. While attending the workshop, youth learned
about meat quality, knife sharpening, hand washing, and
meat tenderness. The three-hour program was very
hands-on as youth were able to make their own beef
jerky. Workshop participants marinated slices of beef
eye round and placed them on a dehydrator, returning
the following day to pick up their creation. Participants
also learned about food safety and how to keep food
safe: keep it clean, keep it cold, keep it separated, and
cook it.
Tommy Estevez from the University of Florida's Meat
Processing Center was the guest speaker at the event
again this year. He shared more than 30 years of meat
knowledge with the group and assisted with the jerky
preparation. Mr. Estevez taught the youth how to slice
meat, sharpen a knife and choose a quality piece of
meat. He also taught participants about beef primals, or
basic sections steaks and roasts are cut from.
Participants learned that the farther you get away from
hoof and horn, the more tender the meat will be.
Members from both Suwannee County 4-H and
Suwannee High School FFA were present. Both
organizations will start meat judging teams in January
and compete in the state contest on April 17, 2010.
More meat science workshops are planned for 2010.
Extension p.-. are open to allpeople ,. -,.Il. ..,.
of race, color, sex, ,. ;.-0.. .,, disability or national i-..i
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person .,-. ..*,i. a special accommodation to
participate in any activity should contact the Suwannee
County Cooperative Extension Service at 1302 Eleventh
Street, SW, Live Oak, Florida 32060 or telephone 386-
362-2771 at least five .., I l- .i* days prior to the event.
H. in impaired can access the f .in'. telephone by
,.., ,i, i;i.. the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770
or 800-955-8772 (TDD).


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'Voices of Democracy'
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2206 in Lake City recently awarded checks to several student essay winners
at Suwannee Middle School for their submissions in the "Voices of Democracy" annual patriotic writing com-
petition. Pictured here are winners Megan Ellis, 1st Place $100; Courtney Richmond 3rd Place $50; and Ja-
cob Hendry 2nd Place $75. VFW members (from left): Jackson Koon, Bob Kohn, Mike Dugger, Cmdr. Roger
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Weddings/Anniversaries


Dufaud & Carver

to marry


Brad and Lori Dufaud of Pueblo West, Colorado would
like to announce the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Kristen Dufaud, to Matthew
Carver, son of the Rev. Tim and Pam Carver of Live Oak,
Florida.
Kristen is a 2005 graduate of Pueblo West High School
and a 2009 graduate of the University of Colorado at
Colorado Springs. Her maternal grandparents are James
(deceased) and Patricia Nevin of Colorado Springs,
Colorado. Her paternal grandparents are Paul and
Nannette Dufaud of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Matthew is a 2005 graduate of Suwannee High School,
and a 2009 graduate of the United States Air Force
Academy. He currently serves as a Lieutenant in the
United States Air Force, stationed at Columbus Air Force
Base in Mississippi. His maternal grandparents are Eldon
and Joyce Towle of Johnson, Vermont. His paternal
grandparents are Tillman and Clara Carver of
Jacksonville, Florida.
The ceremony will take place Saturday, February 13,
2010 at 4 p.m. in the Catholic Chapel of the United States
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 meeting
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.


50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Walter and Joy

Smith


Walter and Joy Smith


The children of Walter and Joy Smith would like to
invite all friends and family to a reception in honor of
their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday,
January 3, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Live Oak
Shrine Club.
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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


70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Lavater "Pat"

and Elton Jones


Lavater "Pat" and Elton Jones


Lavater "Pat" and Elton Jones of Lake City are
celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were
married December 20, 1939, in Hatchbend Community in
Lafayette County. She is former Lavater "Pat"
Grambling. Their sons are Carlos Jones, Jerald Jones and
Gene Jones, all of Jacksonville. The Joneses have seven
grandchildren, all married, and three great-grandchildren.


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!


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Pleasant Hill officers installed
The Pleasant Hill Club of the Suwannee County Association for Home and Community Ed-
ucation met at the house of Wayne and Betty Bair for their annual Christmas luncheon and
officer installation ceremony recently. Donna Wade, past club President (far right) was the
installer for Bill Smedley, Treasurer; Maggie Stills, Secretary; Betty Bair, Vice President; and
Barbara Parks, President. All the members of the Suwannee County Association for HCE
invite others to join in its mission of learning and educating our community in many dif-
ferent subjects and venues. If you are at all interested, please call 386-362-2771 for more
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An educational program for adults with Type 2 diabetes


HAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO!!!
Just one year ago we rescued you late on a
wintery afternoon on December 8. We had you
about thirty minutes when you escaped from us
around the industrial park. You ran wild for
fifteen days. Often being spotted but never could
we catch you. Then you were spotted around the
Emergency Management Center. Early, around
daylight on December 23 we caught you and
brought you home for Christmas. It was a joyous
reunion and has been a wonderful year. CoCo's
favorite pastime is running squirrels, terrorizing
our neighbors and most especially her daily
afternoon ride in the truck!
We Love You,
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Boxes for soldiers

Local merchants pitch in to help
during the holidays


By April Pinkard
When my cousin William Simpson
was stationed in Afghanistan, we became
aware of certain things that were hard or
impossible for him to get. So we
contacted local businesses and asked to
put a collection box up for the soldiers.
For the last couple of years, my husband
David and I have collected money with
the help of local businesses and their
customers to benefit the soldiers.
Some soldiers have no one to write to
them or to send them things from home.
Some of the items they need are so
simple, things like flea collars. They are
not government issued, but the men and
women that spend time in the Afghan or
Iraqi desert wear them because they get
eaten alive by the sand fleas.
Thanks to local businesses and their
customers, this year is another success.
We have collected the last box and will
now buy items to send to our brave
service men and women.
Without their selfless sacrifice of those
serving and those who have served and
died for our way of life we could not be
free. You can help by contacting your


local recruiting station to get information
on where you can send things to our
service people. Last year we sent over
300 cards along with the boxes. My
cousin who just returned from
Afghanistan informed me last year their
faces lit up to get a Christmas card that
simply said Merry Christmas and thank
you for your service, we are proud of
you and pray for you daily. That simple
thanks made their day, and those who
have no one were especially touched at
the box that went with the cards.
One soldier I was told cried because
his father had just passed away and he
had no other family and was looking at a
lonely Christmas. He was touched that
someone remembered him.
We wish to thank the following
businesses for their generous support:
The UPS Store, Cowboys, Cheek and
Scott Drugs and of course Java Jax.
They blew us away with theirs and their
customers' participation. God bless all
the businesses and patrons who helped
us, and God bless our soldiers. May you
all have a Merry Christmas and a blessed
New Year.


Christmas decor


at Grace manor


Food drive success
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center Business Professionals of America club
members have been collecting cans of food to give to a local food bank. The BPA
collected over 215 food items. The club members strive to "Shoot for Success"
in every aspect of their training. Courtesy photo


Live Nativity
The Dowling Park Church of God staged its inaugural live Nativity scene Satur-
day. Three showings were attended by approximately 200 people. "It was a won-
derful event for the Dowling Park community and we are looking forward to next
year's performance," said a church spokesperson. For information concerning
service times please call 386-658-3151. Courtesy photo


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 ue
program that can be used
to improve your health,
personal finances or
both. This class will
provide tips to
improve your
health and wealth. Sml|I Stfl S 10
Class is open to all.
Because seating is *getM nd
limited, pre-registration
is required. The fee is $7 W lMUl
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! Call
the Extension office at 386-362-2771 to pre-
register before January 4, 2010. First class
starts on January 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the
Extension office in Live Oak.
For more information or to i *.*i. i contact
the Extension office at 386-362-2771.


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Viewpoints/Opinions


BIBLE VERSE
"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is
Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby
wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of
the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his
favor rests."- Luke 2:11-14



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MYRA C. REGAN
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Members of the
Suwannee Democrat
editorial board are
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publisher,
and Robert Bridges,
editor.
Our View is formed
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ROBERT BRIDGES
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Want to vent? Our

hotline is open 24/7.
Suwannee Countians, it's time to speak your
mind! How? By calling the Suwannee Democrat
Rant and Rave hotline. The hotline never closes
and is your way to let it out. You can let every-
one know how you feel as long as you express
yourself in a respectful way.
Note: In written entries to Rant and Rave, er-
rors in spelling, grammar or punctuation are
those of the authors.

Nazi christians is pretty stong, but if the shoe
fits? The individual has the right to say it. Chris-
tianity has a long history of conversion under
death threats, often made good on! Wicca is a
very real & benign belief, in many ways similar
to native AMERICANS. These "christian" peo-
ple also used religion to justify slavery not that
long ago. This also applies to the alcohol thing.
If anyone believes this will stop growth, it is
only economic growth being inhibited. Folks
are still coming here & hopefully will exercise
their voting rights to put an end to this bizarre
situation once & for all. This "bible belt" area
permits all kind of crackpot beliefs,( some I
won't dignify as religions), so get over it. This is
a country founded on religious tolerance & indi-
vidual freedom. Let's practice what we preach
around here.


Yes, I would like to congratulate all the hard
om working law enforcement in the county that was
* able to provide the drug sweep that took in the
.- 21 drug dealers this past week. Now Mr. Jarvis,
it's your turn, prosecute these people and keep
them out of our neighborhoods. Don't just turn
'em loose and give 'em a new lease to return to
,* dealing drugs to our children. Ladies and gen-
- tlemen keep an eye on them, watch 'em see
* what the prosecution does to 'em, make an ef-
* fort to let 'em know they need to be prosecuted.
Again, congratulations and thanks on all the
- hard work from all the law enforcement officers
w involved. Great job folks.
*. mE
e As I drive around on the back roads near my
.* home south of Live Oak, I am sickened by the
garbage that I see EVERYWHERE. It disgusts
* me to know that it might be my neighbors who
- are responsible. My wife and I moved here 3
years ago because of our love for the outdoors
W and the beauty of nature. I guess we assumed
that others who live here felt the same. Obvi-
* ously we are wrong. Everywhere you look there
* are beer cans, fast-food bags, beer cans, garbage
bags, beer cans, empty cigarette boxes, and
BEER CANS. In hollows on the sides of the
road you can see where people have unloaded
- their weekly garbage, when there is a dump
within 2 miles. Maybe it's the good ol' boys, the
ones who also don't want this county to prosper
by lifting the liquor laws. They are content with
what THEY have and don't give a darn about
anything else...Come on Suwannee County, let's
show a little pride in where we live. STOP LIT-
TERING. And it's past time for the rest of us
(those who don't litter) to start getting out and
picking up where we see garbage. Maybe when
the litterers see us cleaning up our roads they
will think twice, and TAKE THIER GARBAGE
HOME. Thank you and God Bless.
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Two things: No.l, how do we access the on-
s line voting for the question of the week? I
couldn't find any way to do it, and I really tried.


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No72, this week's question is certainly framed
in a strange way. "Do you think teachers in
Suwannee County should have the right to prac-
tice the religion of their choice?" Well, duh.... In
America, EVERYBODY has the right to prac-
tice the religion of their choice, or no religion if
that's their choice. I guess I would have to say
yes to that question, and no, I don't think they
should talk about it in class. There's nothing
worse than someone trying to push their religion
off on a person who believes differently. Surely
in this vast country, there is room for more than
one belief. Everyone is not a Christian, thank
God.

The Democrat responds: Freedom of 0*.. -. *;..
is indeed one of our most precious i, i..lii We
just wondered if all our readers ,.... 1 As per
the results of our online poll, nearly one in four
did not. (To access the Question of the Week on-
line, go to suwanneedemocrat.com and scroll to
the bottom of the page.)
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Yes, I don't believe anybody's ever told com-
missioner Wainwright how he needs to keep his
land or maybe how he should live. Maybe he
should rethink that before he starts forcing his
ideas upon others. Also if he's really concerned
about what property looks like, he needs to take
a look at the yard behind the Branford public
works there for the county. It's an absolute
pigsty. This is signed a concerned District Five
resident.


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ONLINE OPPORTUNITY

QUESTION OF

THE WEEK
Vote online at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com

Forget the big picture
for a moment.

Are you optimistic
about what 2010

holds just for you?

Very much so 36%

Somewhat 41%

A little 4%

Not at all 17%

Poll Results (12-18-09)
Do you think teachers in
Suwannee County should have the right
to practice the religion of their choice?
36% Yes.
41% Yes, as long as they don't discuss it in the classroom.
4% Yes, as long as it's a "mainstream" religion.
1% Not sure.
18% Teachers' religious choices should reflect the
predominantly Christian values of the community.
This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of
only those Internet users who have chosen to partici-
pate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the
opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as
a whole. www.suwanneedemocrat.com


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'Keeping Christ in Christmas'


Things were
a bit soggy on
Saturday, but
Branford's an-
nual Christmas
event went off
without a hitch.
Here are some
scenes.


Top floats
Best in Theme* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Most Original The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Most Creative Branford United Methodist Church *Theme was "Keeping Christ in Christmas."


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Miss Holiday first runner-up Kelsea Corbin.
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Parade prep: Decorating a downtown tree.
- Photo: Tonya Bird


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- Photo: Debbie Yates


Branford firefighters.
- Photo: Debbie Yates


GRAND'-
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This float, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was judged Best in Theme
and Most Original.
- Photo: Debbie Yates


Grand Marshals Paul and Evelyn Pate.
- Photo: Debbie Yates
"Angels among us."
- Photo: Debbie Yates d


Town officials were on
hand as well.
Photo: Debbie Yates


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'Keeping Christ in Christmas'

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Santa with the members of MainstreaM.
- Photos: Debbie Yates


The Suwannee County Historical Commission was represented.


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Reverand Sebastian George
For information call
935-2632
Sunday M ass.....................................9:30 am.
Wednesday Mass...............................6:00 p.m.
525209-F
Peace Baptist Church
S.B.C.
Pastor T.L. Holton Sr.
935-4681* 7794 E. US Hwy 27
Services Each Sunday
Bible Study...............................10:00 a.m.
W orship.................................... 11:00 a.m.
Worship...... ..............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible Study................7:00 p.m.
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Ephesus Advent
Christian Church
Pastor Bill Talley
963-5600 ~ 208-9626
Sunday School Service..................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ........................11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting...............................7:00 p.m.
565641 -F
Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Pastor Paul A. Coleman
935-0943
Sunday School............................ 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening............................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening..................... 7:00 p.m.
3029 S.E. CR 500 565640-F


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Food for Thought

The King Is Coming!
Many focus on the birth of Jesus this time of
year. We know He came [Luke 2]! But, many
are neglecting His coming again!
1) The Coming King: Rev. 19:11-13 Christ
left Heaven to enter into Mary's womb. He was
born of a virgin [Isa. 7:14]. He went to the cross
to redeem mankind [I Pet. 1:18-19]. He
ascended into Heaven and will come again [Acts
1:9-11].
2) The Commanding King: Rev. 19:13-14
John said the armies followed Him! This army is
clothed in white and riding white horses,
indicating they are pure!
3) The Conquering King: Rev. 19:15-21 Yes,
John calls Jesus the King of Kings and the Lord
of Lords. John said "out of His mouth is the
sword, His word." The Word of God is sharper
than any two edge sword [Heb. 4:12]. It is this
word that is the sword of the Spirit [Eph. 6:17].
Jesus will judge the world by His word [John
12:48]. Today, the conquering King reigns in
Heaven [Rev. 5:9-14]. Yes, Jesus was born, died,
resurrected, reigns and one day will come again!

Ken Campbell, Evangelist
Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ
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'Keeping Christ in Christmas'


Christian band MainstreaM performing.
- Photos: Debbie Yates


Jr. Miss Holiday Char-Lee Briggs.


Homecoming Queen Heidi Winters.


4 More of our
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First Federal


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2009


, employees give


$42,000 to local agencies


First Federal Way agency representatives and First Federal executives. Agencies represented are American Cancer Society; American Red
Cross; Boy Scouts of America; CARC; Children's Home Society; Columbia County Senior Services; Guardian Ad Litem Columbia and Suwan-
nee Counties; Happy House; Haven Hospice; Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley; Love, Inc.; Lake City Humane Society; March of
Dimes; Pregnancy Care Centers of Lake City and Live Oak; Suwannee County Animal Shelter; Suwannee County Parks & Recreation; Suwan-
nee Valley 4C's; Suwannee Valley Humane Society; Take Stock in Children/LCCC; United Way; and Vivid Visions. Agencies not pictured are
Boys & Girls Club of Suwannee County; Columbia County Public Library's Adult Literacy Program; CCS; Salvation Army. Courtesy photo


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First Federal Bank of
Florida is proud of its
generous and compas-
sionate employees.
Bank employees contin-
ued to give back to their
communities this year,
despite a weak econo-
my. First Federal Bank's
employee contribution
program, First Federal
Way, has come to a
close for 2009. This
year, First Federal em-
ployees donated
$21,000, which facilitat-
ed a match of the same
amount by First Federal
for a total of $42,000
contributed to commu-
nity agencies. Through
First Federal Way, em-
ployees elect to con-
tribute a portion of their
paycheck to a non-profit
agency of their choice.
At the end of each year,
First Federal matches
the total contribution
and awards it to the se-
lected agencies.
Keith Leibfried, Pres-
ident and CEO of First
Federal, expressed grat-
itude to the different
agencies for all the ded-
icated services they pro-
vide to our community;
to the FF employees
who generously shared
their hard earned in-
come; to FF's Board of
Directors for authoriz-
ing a match of our em-
ployees; and most im-
portantly to all our cus-
tomers who have confi-
dence in our institution
and allow our staff to
provide them with our
financial services.


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I attended the gun show this past week-
end at the armory. It was very nice to see
the firearm collections and talk to some
very knowledgeable collectors and fellow
enthusiasts. As I was walking through the
isles I heard an individual, whom was sup-
pose to be a representative of a well
known group that actively watches our
Constitutional rights in Washington. This
person was telling people about SB2009
which will go into law next year, that all
firearms will have to be declared on your
2009 IRS tax filing along with fingerprints
etc.. Well my BS radar went up,why
would this person state such a thing? My
conclusion is that this person was guilty of
using "fear mongering" or truly ignorant
of what he was saying.The next morning I
received an e-mail from somebody I know
touting the same thing. At that point I de-
cided to research SB2009 well it was "fear
mongering" and completely untrue. This


"fear mongering needs to stop as we al-
ready have enough hot air going around to
melt the polar ice caps!
m m m
Yes, I'd like to respond to the person
that talked about the Christmas decora-
tions keeping Christ in Christmas and I'd
like to thank those that have had commer-
cials on the radio saying how they want to
keep Christ in Christmas. As a Christian
that's the way it should be, that is the true
reason for the season. Not Santa Claus, or
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Christ's birth is the reason for the season,
it is the reason the holiday is there. Why is
it that Christianity is all of a sudden the
only religion in the United States that peo-
ple can't practice without being criticized,
but if anyone was to criticize any other re-
ligion, they're wrong. Think about it, peo-
ple, we have freedom of religion. That's
all religions, not freedom of religion ex-
cept Christianity. Wake up, learn what the
constitution says. Be strong, support your
religion, support Christianity. Thank you.


Yes, this is in response to someone who
spoke in the Rant and Rave a few issues
back about tinted windows. Folks, now-
days windows are tinted, and you're look-
ing through SUV windows? Most of those
windows are tinted from the back side of
them by the factory. Learn what you're
talking about. That ain't any reason to
whine. Use the mirrors on the side of your
car that's what they're there for, if you
need some kind of aid to back up with.
Thank you.

Yes, the city of Live Oak and OMI, it's
hard for a taxpayer like me to read your
column about OMI contracts and it never
being bidded out on the costs, and that Mr.
Thomas, the longest seated city council-
man, to say they didn't know anything
about the contract in 2005. Who is making
these behind the door deals? The cost has
over doubled, I hear. If you only talk to
one company how do you know you have
the best deal for the citizens of Live Oak,


and is this legal?
m m m
Yes, I heard about John Koch's com-
ment about Christians being Nazis. I be-
lieve that if he really believes that he
needs to just move somewhere else,
maybe New York, somewhere where
there's atheists or something. Maybe he
would feel so much more comfortable
there.
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$63,000 boat, trailer stolen from owner's carport


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

The Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office is investi-
gating the theft of a bass
boat and trailer valued at
more than $63,000, ac-
cording to reports.
The 2007 Ranger Z19
boat was stolen from a car-
port at the home of 32-
year-old Damon Lee Woo-
ley on 48th Street in
Suwannee County. Reports
say the boat was taken
sometime between Dec. 17
and 18.
"My neighbor said it
wasn't there Thursday
(Dec. 17) morning," Woo-
ley said by phone.
The sheriff's report, by
Deputy Earl Padgett, indi-
cated the carport is about
40 yards from Wooley's
home in a grassy area.


Padgett said because of the
grass and heavy rainfall,
"no foot prints or vehicle
tire tracks could be ob-
tained for suspect informa-
tion."
Wooley said he was hav-
ing vehicle problems as he
was leaving for work Fri-
day morning when a suspi-
cious truck drove by his
home, drove by a second
time, then stopped and
asked for directions to a
local business. Wooley
said the person helped him
jump start his vehicle but
was acting oddly. Wooley
said as he was driving to
work he noticed the vehi-
cle didn't turn into the
business he had asked di-
rections to. Wooley said he
followed the truck to a lo-
cal car dealer where he
told the male driver that he
missed his destination.


Wooley said it was later
that night he noticed his
boat missing. He said he
doesn't know if the suspi-
cious person was the cul-
prit, but deputies are in-
vestigating.
The boat is described as
having a black bottom
with blue, silver and yel-
low pinstripes. It is being
carried on a Dual Tandem
2007 trailer painted to
match the color of the
boat.
The boat's engine is a
225 Yamaha V-Max with a
stainless steel prop. Sever-
al rods and reels, a trolling
motor and other equipment
was on the boat. Total val-
ue is $63,150.
Anyone with informa-
tion on this case is asked
to call the Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office at
386-362-2222.


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Wells, who calls Live
Oak home, applied for the
director position back in
April, and served her first
day on the job Oct. 8.
"When I was little I
wanted to be a school
teacher," Wells said. How-
ever, her career path took a
different route.
For 32 years she worked
for the state of Florida, first
as a Job Corps admission
counselor then as a repre-
sentative in unemployment
compensation. With much
time spent mentoring youth
through her occupation and
church, Mt. Zion A.M.E.,
Wells said it was only a
matter of time before all
roads led back to working


Continued From Page 1A

niversary of his death.
Suwannee County
Fire/Rescue will honor his
memory with a service at
2:30 p.m. at Fire/Rescue
Station 1 located next to
the Suwannee County Air-
port at 13530 80th Terrace
in Live Oak.
"He was a very well
loved person," said memor-
ial service coordinator Lt.
Robert Eyer. "We have
been working diligently try-
ing to get his memorial set."
Eyer said he was hoping
to find family of Hood, es-
pecially his widow, Lisa


Lewd

behavior,

escape

land

O'Brien

man in jail
Continued From Page 1A

Musgrove arrested 37-
year-old Henry Dawson
Rogers for performing a
sexual act on a 13-year-old
on Nov. 12, according to a
report by Musgrove.
Rogers reportedly con-
fessed to the charges on
tape.
Musgrove said after
Rogers was handcuffed,
Rogers ran from deputies.
He was located about three
hours later by a K9 unit.
Rogers was booked into
the Suwannee County Jail.


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Bulldogs

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professionally with chil-
dren.
She and husband, Her-
bert, are the parents of one
son, Chad, an undergrad at
Florida State University.
Wells said she told her
family of her aspirations to
one day become a school
principal and likens her job
at the Boys and Girls Club
to such a position.
"Although the Boys and
Girls Club is a private,
non-profit, after-school
program, my ultimate re-
sponsibility is overseeing
the children," Wells said.
"I'm still in a learning
process, of course, because
this is totally different from
what I've done before."
It's the children who
make her want to stay the


Hogan.
"We're trying to get
friends, family and ac-
quaintances," said Eyer.
"I've contacted about 60
people so far."
Eyer has been working
diligently for several
months on the project.
Hood was a field para-
medic, assistant director
and crew chief for the
Suwannee County Depart-
ment of Emergency Ser-
vice, as it was then called.
He was one of only two
field paramedics, and had
to share an ambulance with
Lafayette County. Around
4 a.m. Dec. 27, 1984, Hood


course, she said.
"They are so sweet. I
was nervous when I first
started. I didn't know what
to expect of them and nei-
ther they of me. It's really
been a godsend they're
fabulous."
Monday through Friday
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Wells and her staff of 13
certified teachers and pro-
fessional aides care for 70-
plus children who attend
the program. The club is
funded with 21st Century
grant money through the
local school system.
Kids who attend are be-
tween the ages of 6 and 15,
and several of the older
teens serve as junior staff
members. The club focuses
on character and leadership


responded to an emergency
call. Hood failed to negoti-
ate a curve in the Dowling
Park area, and his car
struck a concrete barrier.
He died on impact. Eyer
said Hood was completing
a 24-hour shift when the
emergency call dispatched
him. Reports say fog was
heavy in the area. The call
turned out to be a false
alarm, according to Eyer.
Eyer said he hopes fami-
ly and friends of Hood will
take notice of this article
and will show up for the
service. For more informa-
tion call Fire/Rescue at
386-364-3404.


County coord.


calls it quits


Continued From Page 1A

McLean a salary that can-
not be matched by the
county. McLean said some
of his new duties will be
iii.i.illg portfolios" and
working on various envi-
ronmental ventures.
"I've enjoyed working
with the county and made a
lot of friends here," said
McLean. "I hope I have
made an impact here, I
think we've gotten some
things done."
McLean was hired as
county coordinator in May
2009. He hit the ground
running June 22.
In the short time he has
been here, McLean has
been instrumental in push-
ing forward the county's
Catalyst project, a 100-acre
site west of Live Oak that
will eventually be
equipped to attract industry


development, health and
life skills, the arts, sports,
fitness, recreation, educa-
tion and career develop-
ment. Each afternoon the
children embark on com-
pleting homework assign-
ments and fulfilling daily
lesson plans, Wells said.


Her hope is for the pro-
gram to become more visi-
ble in the community.
"We have plans to visit
nursing homes and take
part in various service pro-
jects," she said.
Lisa A. English, Chief
Professional Officer for the


Schools to craft


Continued From Page 1A

Rene Checkett to that ef-
fect, after rumors to the
contrary drew a standing-
room only crowd to a
scheduled Dec. 15 board
meeting. That meeting was
canceled due to lack of
public notice.
The issue, Rene Check-
ett explained, was fair
treatment for those with
minority religious views.
The couple, both Wiccans,
met with Supt. Jerry Scar-
borough and board chair
Jerry Taylor behind closed
doors Friday to make their
case for fair and equal
treatment, particularly in
regard to district policies.
Both Checketts are substi-
tute teachers.
Taylor addressed a full
crowd at the 6 p.m. meeting
and made clear the district's
intent to handle the matter.
"As a school district we
need to adopt a policy that
deals with religious activi-
ties in our school system
that adheres to the rights of
everyone based on the law
of the land, which protects
everyone," Taylor said.
He said Andy Decker, the
district's attorney, was in
the process of drafting a
policy to that effect, which
should be available for dis-
cussion at a board work-
shop on Jan. 12.


"Hopefully it will be fi-
nalized by March or April,"
Taylor said.
Both John and Rene
Checkett were pleased with
the way the board ad-
dressed the matter.
"I like it, assuming they
actually go through with
it," said John Checkett.
"I presume they will,"
said Rene Checkett.
Several folks approached
the board in regard to the
matter of religious freedom
in schools.
Phillip Herrington, pas-
tor at First Baptist Church
in Live Oak, addressed the
practice of allowing student
volunteers to pray at the
start of school board meet-
ings. Herrington thanked
the board for allowing stu-
dents to take part in the
governmental process by
,Ii.iin ii1 from their hearts,"
and called it a "disservice if
such a practice were elimi-
nated."
Third Circuit Asst. State
Attorney KrisAnne Hall
also approached the board
and was met with applause
as she said, "Free speech is
there to protect those who
might not have the opinion
of the majority."
Suwannee will participate
in Race to the Top
In other business at Tues-
day's meeting, the board
ratified a letter by Superin-


Boys and Girls Club of
North Central Florida,
hired Wells.
"We are very excited to
have Mrs. Wells on board,"
she said, "and look forward
to a bright future at the
Boys and Girls Club in
Suwannee County."



policy
tendent Jerry Scarborough
indicating the district's in-
tent to take part in the fed-
eral Race to the Top pro-
gram.
Sixty-three of Florida's
67 school districts have
agreed to participate in the
federal program, which
makes more than $4 billion
available to states that have
raised student performance
and show they are willing
to embrace innovative re-
forms.
The Obama administra-
tion initiative aims to foster
"unprecedented reforms,
benefiting our teachers, stu-
dents, parents and commu-
nities," according to a DOE
press release.
Paperless meetings
Also mentioned at the
Tuesday meeting was the
board's intention to move
from a printed to a paper-
less agenda system. Taylor
said it's being done in an
effort to go "a bit greener
and save money."
A new large screen mon-
itor was used Tuesday,
which displayed the
board's agenda for all to
follow. Each board mem-
ber's station has been
equipped with a flat-screen
computer. Full conversion
from printed to paperless
meetings should take place
by late February or March,
Taylor said.


to the area.
Commissioner Ivie
Fowler said McLean's de-
parture should not hinder
the success of the project.
"I don't think it'll go to a
standstill," said Fowler.
He said the project is
something the county is
committed to and will see
through to the end, regard-
less of who's at the coordi-
nator's helm.
"I can't blame the man
for leaving," said Fowler,
who commented on the pay
McLean will be receiving.
"He's a really smart man
who gets on things and
stays on it. You can't keep
a good man like that in
government, they don't
pay enough."
McLean said he plans on
continuing to live in
Suwannee County and
looks forward to participat-
ing in community projects.


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First Federal

matches

new CCS

membership

funds
Keith Leibfried (second from the right), First Federal Pres-
ident and CEO, present a check for over $3,300 to Bobbie
Lake (far right), CCS Executive Director and several CCS
clients. Each year First Federal Bank matches any new or
increased memberships during a CCS membership drive.
This year First Federal matched $2,385 and gave an addi-
tional donation of $1,000. First Federal also recently do-
nated money through its employee giving program, First
Federal Way. Comprehensive Community Services, Inc.,
raises money each year to continue to provide services
for local citizens with disabilities. If you are interested in
becoming a member or volunteering, please contact Lake
at 386-362-7143. Courtesy photo


Obituaries
Johnnie Raymond
Walker
July 8, 1925-
December 21, 2009

ohnnie Raymond
Walker, 84, Live
Oak, Fl passed
away Monday, December
21, 2009 after a long ill-
ness. The Adel, Ga. native
moved to Live Oak from
Miami, Fl in 1972. Mr.
Walker was a Veteran of
World War II while serving
in the Navy. He was a
member of Beulah Baptist
Church and served as Se-


nior Deacon.
He is survived by his
wife Betty Walker, Live
Oak, FL; one daughter:
Patti & John St. John, Live
Oak, FL; two sons: Danny
& Patty Walker, Live Oak,
FL, Gary & Gwen Walker,
McAlpin, FL; two sisters:
Myrt & Joe Longwith, Syl-
va, NC, Ella Adkinson, Mi-
ami, FL; four brothers: Bud
Walker, Miami, FL, Don-
ald & Lauretta Walker, Ar-
cadia, FL, Ronald & Joann
Walker, Miami, FL, Merice
Walker, Miami, FL; four
grandchildren: Stacey, Lee,


Krish, Erin; three great-
grandchildren: Taylor, Wy-
att and Waylon.
Services were held at
3:00 pm Wednesday, De-
cember 23, 2009 at Beulah
Baptist Church with Rev.
James Carrier officiating.
Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak is in Charge of All
Arrangements
Please sign the
online ...... i.. .1/ Go to
www.suwanneedemocrat.corn
and click on obituaries


Hiram Coxwell
November 05, 1929-
December 21, 2009
Siram Coxwell,
80, of Live Oak,
Fl passed away
Monday December 21,
2009 in the Shands at U. Of
F. hospital, Gainesville, F1
after a long illness. The
Covington county native
moved to Live Oak, F1 in
1971 from Salt Lake City,
Ut. Mr. Coxwell worked in
construction was a U.S. Air
Force veteran serving dur-
ing the Korean Conflict
and was of Assembly of
God Faith.
Survivors included: Bet-
ty Coxwell, Live Oak, Fl;
One daughter: Jennifer
Martin, Nevada; Two sons:
Billy Martin, Live Oak, F1
and Steve Shirah, Sylvania,


Ga.; One sister: Evelyn
Thompson, Lake City, Fl;
Two brothers: Phillip
Coxwell, Merritt Island, FI
and John B. Coxwell, Jack-
sonville, Fl; Five Grand-
children and Twelve Great-
Grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held 2:00 pm Wednesday
December 23, 2009 in the
Daniels Memorial Chapel
with Mr. Bob Fletcher offi-
ciating. Interment will fol-
low in the Shady Grove
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak, FL is in charge of all
arrangements.
Please sign the
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and click on obituaries


Death notice
Maryjean Flanagan
December 12, 1940-
December 21, 2009

J ]aryjean Flana-
gan, age 69, of
Live Oak, FL
passed away Monday Dec.
21, 2009 at her home in
Live Oak, FL.
As per her wishes, final-
ization was by cremation.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc. of Live
Oak (386-364-5115) was in
charge of all arrangements.
Please sign the
online.. .... ...1 i Go to
www. suwanneedemocrat.corn
and click on obituaries


First Federal, employees give $42,000 to local agencies, 12A.

This notice paid for with public donations


FREE to the public!


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providing therapists to
administer weight loss and stop
smoking, group hypnotic
therapy.
For many people, this therapy
reduces 2 to 3 clothing sizes
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Funding for this project comes
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After an upsetting loss to Jasper Dec. 12,
the SHS Bulldog basketball team came back
with a three win streak against Branford,
Mayo and Madison.
The Bulldogs downed Branford 55-45,
Mayo 46-37 and Madison 55-44.
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Keith Cherry
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The Suwannee High School JV boys
basketball team defeated Baker and
Hamilton County's on Dec. 11 and 12
to bring their overall record to 6-1 for
the season.
In the game against Baker, the 'Dogs
completely overpowered the opponents
from the beginning, with a score of 21-
3 after the first quarter. Players on the
bench all received extensive court time


as the game stayed well in hand and
ended with a final score of 68-36. New
center Jarvis George took the court in
his first JV game to add a dimension of
height to the team.
Final stats: (Pts-Rbs-Ast-Stl): Jimmie
Taylor (20-4-2-2), Jarvis George (10-
4-0-0), Marcus Lane (8-1-3-2), Austin
Collins (9-4-0-0), Austin Miller (7-7-
0-0), Taiwan Williams (6-8-1-0), Tony
Frierson (4-6-0-3), Alex Robinson (4-
4-0-0), Jeremiah Ross (0-4-1-0).


The JV 'Dogs again dominated the
game against Jasper but didn't gain a
commanding lead until the third and
fourth quarters.
Guard Marcus Lane was strong on
offense with 16 points and two assists,
but equally impressive on defense with
five steals and five rebounds on the
evening. Sophomore guard Alex
Robinson had his best game of the year

SEE JV BASKETBALL, PAGE 8B


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Christmas


then and now

Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
I was recently reflecting on '
Christmas presents I received as
a child. Having an older brother I /
got a lot of hand-me-downs, but
not on Christmas. The bike was new, the
shotgun was new, the baseball glove was
new! A family gift of a pool table or ping
pong table was not unheard of. Golf had not
yet arrived in my family but my neighbor's
dad got covers for his golf clubs. Bowling
ball bags were another popular item. I think
every girl must have gotten a baton for one
Christmas or another. Fishing stuff was a
pretty safe bet for guys.
In the pre-color TV era there were of
course no computer-like games. There were,
however dice, spinners and cards for about
every major sport. The hockey table game
with the rods you pulled and turned was the
most popular. You could never get the
electric football players to go straight. Most
of you were never blessed with ice skates or
handwarmers for Christmas.


SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 2B AJ Robinson looks confident as he makes his shot. Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Chris Rathbun is Thunder Alley Bowler of the Week


By Debbie Rice

Chris Rathbun is Thunder Alley's
Bowler of the Week. Rathbun led the 9
Pin no Tap league with a 669 series.
Rathbun bowled well above his aver-
age of 180. He was followed by Aline
Neveils with 635 and Jeffrey Geering
with 610.
Jimmy Corbett led the Monday
Morning Blues with 506, followed by
Ray Goodman with 504 and Aline
Neveils with 457. Chris McKee led the


Sassy Seniors with 555, followed by
Larry Schattle with 535 and Lisa Rau-
denbush with 511. Rick white led the
Men's league with 553 followed by
Tony Vasil and Johnny Murrah both
with 533 and Sean Pruitt with 523.
Chris McKee led the King's and
Queen's with 618, followed by Al Mu-
sic with 549 and Larry Schattle with
533.
I was so excited about how well our
Youth league performed at the tourna-
ment, I forgot about the parade. We


had 12 Kids and five adults participate
in the Christmas Parade. Because of
the bad weather all that week we didn't
get to decorate until the day of the pa-
rade. If you've never had about a
dozen children help decorate a float,
you really need to try it. That is if you
want to go a little insane. They were
all very excited and worked until it was
time to head to the school and get in
line. By the time we got over there
most of our skirting was gone and what
was left was all muddy. I was bummed


by that until I looked at all the kids. I
realized that the skirting was not im-
portant nor what our float looked like.
Not one of them cared. They were just
concerned with having fun and being a
part of the parade. Their biggest thrill
was passing out candy to the specta-
tors. Most of our kids handed out the
treats and didn't just throw them to the
crowd. Lorrie Geiger dressed in a
Bowling Pin costume and Clayton

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Springs man charged with feeding bears


The Longwood man who was injured by a black bear a
week ago now faces criminal charges for feeding bears.
Thursday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) law enforcement officers charged Ernest
David Stamm, 49, of 104 Wild Plum Lane in The Springs
community. His mandatory court appearance is set for
Jan. 22 in Seminole County Court.
FWC investigators met with the state attorney's office
in Sanford yesterday prior to issuing Stamm the citation.
Stamm was fully cooperative when FWC Officer Steve
McDaniel issued him the notice to appear in court at his
home late Thursday afternoon.
According to Florida law, it is illegal to intentionally
place food or garbage, allow the placement of food or
garbage, or offer food or garbage in such a manner that it
attracts black bears, foxes or raccoons, and in a manner
that it is likely to create or creates a public nuisance.
Around 8 p.m. on Dec. 10, Stamm reported something
struck him in his face as he opened his front door. When
emergency medical technicians arrived, they were unable
to immediately get to Stamm's front door because of a
bear that wouldn't leave the yard. Eventually the bear
left, and they transported Stamm to Florida Hospital Alta-


SPORTS COMMENTARY


Christmas

then and now


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels

Continued From Page 1B

One Christmas we got a
rather unique present. My
father, a former pugilist,
put up a regulation speed
bag in the garage. He's the
same guy who one year
got us 16 ounce boxing
gloves and headgear, so
we could box. He never
bothered to explain the
whole weight class thing
to my older brother. The
boxing bag may still be in
the old garage anchored to
the ceiling. It was installed
to survive a nuclear attack.


The neighbor kids were
always in awe but if you
don't know how to hit one
it becomes instantly
boring. After some practice
I learned how to beat out a
steady Ratta Tap Tap. My
mother would stomp on the
floor when I had had
enough practice. I would
stop, not wanting to
emulate the bag.
In January I can
remember my dad
tattooing the bag like
Archie Moore. In
retrospect it was probably
a way to deal with the now
arriving Christmas bills. I
never got a pony but we
never had a disappointing
Christmas.


monte, where he was treated and released with lacera-
tions on his face.
When FWC investigators arrived at Stamm's home
that night, they found ample evidence of food attractants
and that bears had been frequent visitors to the yard. Af-
ter a week-long investigation they took their findings to
the state attorney, who agreed to pursue charges.
Many communities in Florida, including The Springs,
are in ideal bear habitat, and bears naturally wander into
these neighborhoods in search of food or new territory.
But generally, they stay only if they find a consistent
source of food that is easy to obtain food such as
garbage, birdseed, pet food, and other human-provided
goodies.
Feeding bears is a losing proposition for everyone; it
puts humans at greater risk of injury, and it usually re-
sults in the bears' death because of the threat to human
safety. In this case, the female bear suspected of injuring


Stamm was captured and euthanized by FWC biologists.
The two cubs she left behind are old enough to survive,
although ideally they would have remained with her for
another six months.
"This whole, sad situation easily could have been pre-
vented if the bear had been allowed to remain wild," said
Dave Telesco, FWC's Bear Management Program coor-
dinator. "Unfortunately, once bears become used to hu-
mans and the food they provide, they become bold and
unafraid of people, which can lead to situations like this.
This is why it is so critical that residents follow our rec-
ommendations and do all they can to keep the attractants
away from bears. Keep them wild and let them live."
The FWC actively educates residents about iN,. in
bear country, ,.-,,.ii .'.ii .*,11 .. door-to-door canvass-
i,.,. news releases and festivals. For information on how
to live safely in bear country visit MyFWC.com/Bear or
call the Ocala office at 352-732-1225.


Boaters pour $8.5 billion annually

into Florida's economy


A four-year study of Florida's
boating facilities and the economics
of boating in this state is just in, and
the numbers are enough to make
your head swim.
For instance, Florida boaters
spent $3.384 billion on boat trips in
2007. That's on top of the $5.15 bil-
lion they spent for repairs, marina
expenses and other costs not associ-
ated with specific boat trips.
To put those numbers into per-
spective, consider this. If a business
opened 2,000 years ago and made
$1,000 per day since then, it still
would have more than seven cen-
turies to go before it made its first
$1 billion, according to David Hard-
ing, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's (FWC)
economist who managed the study.
Boaters spend eight and a half times
that in a single year in Florida.
The 572-page report, titled "Flori-


da Boating Access Facilities Inven-
tory and Economic Study, including
a Pilot Study for Lee County," notes
that boating trips and other spend-
ing related to vessels support
97,000 jobs in Florida. Boaters took
21.7 million boat trips in 2007.
The report predicts a 1.83-percent
decline statewide in boating demand
over the next 16 years in Florida.
About half the 63 counties in the
study will see a decrease in boating
by 2025 because of changes in de-
mographics of the state's popula-
tion.
Harding said the study will help
state and local governments plan
whether to maintain or construct
new boat ramps or marinas and
where to situate them. It identifies
features and characteristics of boat-
ing access points for site selection
favored by boaters for freshwater
and marine access on the Atlantic


and Gulf coasts.
"The results of the study show the
importance of launch lanes, parking
lots and their overall condition, as
well as the area's level of develop-
ment the number of developed fa-
cilities, such as restrooms, at the
ramp." Harding said. "Artificial
reefs, seagrass and management
zoning are some of the important
characteristics in site selection for
boaters using marine access ramps."
For freshwater boating access,
boaters preferred sites with re-
strooms, the presence of marinas
and available parking, he said.
The study projects a price tag of
$68 million to $111 million to
maintain boaters' access to water at
the 2006 level.
The entire report is available as a
PDF document at
MyFWC.comn/About. Click on "Eco-
nomic Benefits."


Chris Rathbun

is Thunder Alley

Bowler of the Week


Continued From Page 1B

Johns dressed as a Bowl-
ing Ball. That was great
fun. By the end of the pa-
rade all but one child and
two adults were walking.
We got everyone back in
the float and made it back
to Thunder Alley where


there was a mad dash for
the restrooms. And, won-
der of wonders, we didn't
lose anyone. We are all
looking forward to partic-
ipating in next years' pa-
rade.
All of us at Thunder Al-
ley wish you all a very
Merry Christmas.


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Wildlife Research Institute
documented 419 manatee
carcasses in state waters as
of Dec. 11. This prelimi-
nary data indicates that the
total number of manatee



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Ongoing church meetings

"Coming to terms with your divorce"
First Baptist Church of Live Oak, Howard
Street; nine-week course, "Coming to
Terms with Your Divorce." Info: 386-362-
1583.
Broken Lance Native American Church
On the Jesus Path. The church "for all peo-
ple," is located at the comer of Hwy 129
South and 102nd Terrace in Live Oak,
about one and three quarter miles South
past Publix. The physical address is 11716-
A. Sunday services: 11 a.m., morning wor-
ship service (mainstream doctrinally, bring
your musical instrument and sit in). Tues-
days, 7 p.m., craft night. Info: 386-364-
5998 or 386-364-6547.
Services at noon on Wednesdays at
Ebenezer AME Church


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Ebenezer AME Church, comer Houston
Avenue and Parshley Street; worship ser-
vices at noon each Wednesday for one
hour; lunch served by church staff; The
Rev. Charles E. Graham, pastor.
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p.m. Home Front Ministry for women.
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JV 'Dogs crush Branford and Mayo


The Suwannee High School JV boys basketball team
defeated Branford Dec. 15, 63-12 and Mayo Dec. 17, 63-
23. The 'Dogs advance 8-1.
The Bucs and Hornets couldn't keep up with the fast
paced Bulldogs.
Young Suwannee players gained valuable court experi-
ence while teammates cheered them on from the bench.
Guards Marcus Lane, Jimmie Taylor and AJ Robinson
combined for 22 steals, while scoring was distributed
among the players. The Bulldogs continue to struggle
with unfouled missed layups, totaling 23 for the two
games.


Stats for Branford: (Pts, Rbs, Ast, Stl)
Jimmie Taylor: 12-1-0-4
AJ Robinson: 9-5-2-4
Marcus Lane: 9-1-4-3
Jeremiah Ross: 9-3-2-0
Tony Frierson: 4-4-3-0
Jarvis George: 6-4-0-1
Alex Robinson: 4-6-1-0
DeAngelo Ross: 5-2-1-0
Austin Collins: 5-4-0-0
Javonta Harris: 0-4-0-0


Mayo stats:


Jimmie Taylor: 16-10-1-4
AJ Robinson: 10-2-2-1
Jarvis George: 10-5-0-0
Marcus Lane: 7-0-3-6
Jeremiah Ross: 3-3-1-1
Alex Robinson: 2-3-1-3
Austin Collins: 2-2-1-1
DeAngelo Ross: 6-2-0-0
Javonta Harris: 2-4-0-1
Taiwan Williams: 5-1-1-1


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St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies
St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies will hold an after
Christmas yard sale Jan. 16 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 SW llth Street in
Live Oak, across from the Garden Club. The sale will be
inside and there will be many bargains on chi liiii-..
books and lots more. Come and see our handmade gift
table. The proceeds to buy material and yarn to make
items for two children's hospitals in Gainesville and
Jacksonville.

Clothes closet
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 12 p.m. Also, the food pantry is open by appoint-
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Bethel Creek Baptist Church hosts a singing group at
6 p.m., first Sunday. Church is located at 8945 CR 53,
Day. Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated after
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Bible college classes offered Third Saturday, from 2-5
p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn
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CHRISTIAN CHURCH
] 699 Pinewood Drive
(386) 362-1802
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor

SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 am
Worship Service............................ 10:30 am
Evening Service.............................. 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .....................................10:30 am
501031-F
BIXLER MEMORIAL
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
SYouth Pastor Rev. Randy Lamb
SUNDAY
Morning Worship................... 9:55 a.m.
Christian Education Hour..............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship and
Children's Group.............................6:00 p.m .
501065-F

ANGLICAN

FAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH
9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake City
1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia County line
Rev. Don Wilson
Swww.ficang.org
SUNDAY
Holy Communion..........................9:30 am
1928 Book Of Common Prayer
Bible Study................................ 10:45 am
For more information:
Church Office 754-2827
Rev. Wilson 208-9882 558116-F

APOSTOLIC

HEALING DELIVERANCE PERFECTING
THE SAINTS OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
S "A CHURCH WHERE JESUS IS LORD"
517 Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064
386-364-1607
SERVICES
SUNDAY & THURSDAY 5 p.m.
E-MAIL: luesimpson@windstreanmcom
INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE
WEBSITE: www.healingdeliveranceministries.com
DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
OR CALL 364-1607
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(GRADUATE STUDIES)
REVELATION MESSAGE BIBLE COLLEGE
(UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES)
IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL,
REVELATION MESSAGE CHRISTIAN
INSTITUTE
1 SERVICES: 2nd SUNDAYS 11 A.M.
AT 104 BEECH STREET, LIVE OAK, FL 32064
SENIOR PASTOR & FACILITATOR:
DR. LINDA SIMPSON 565560-F





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499831-F


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF DOWLING PARK
the Joy of Jesus"
Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor
11274 235th Lane
(In ,.. Park on Hwy. 250)
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715
E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com

SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................. 9:30 am
W orship Service .........................................10:45 am
Evening Bible
Exploration Services....................................6:00 pm
Nursery Available all Services
Pre-K to 2nd Grade Junior Church
conducted during 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service

WEDNESDAY
Mid Week Prayer Service......... ...........6:30 pm
501067-F


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
401 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-1583 Fax 386-364-6478
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Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor
Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration
Rev. Alan Lott, Music and Worship


SUNDAY
Early Worship.................................
Sunday School................................
M morning Worship............................
Discipleship T ,...... .
Evening Worship............................

WEDNESDAY
AWANA..........................................
Youth Discipleship..........................
Dulos Youth..................................
Adult Small Group..........................
M idweek Prayer..............................


..........8:30 am
..........9:45 am
........11:00 am
......... 7:00pm

.5:50-8:00 pm
.5:30-6:30 pm
.6:45-8:00 pm
.6:00-8:00 pm
.6:30-7:30 pm
501068-F


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Morning Bible Study...................... 9:45 am
W orship Service........................ .......... 11:00 am
(Children's Church during Morning Worship)
Discipleship Training................................ 6:00 pm
(Women's I .1.1. .i ,,1 . Bible Study,
Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening W orship............................... ...... 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Evening Supper........................5:45 pm
A w anas .........................................................6:30 pm
Bible Study & Prayer Time.........................7:00 pm
Nursery available during all services
558112-F

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


SUNDAY
B ible School.................................
Morning Worship..........................
Evening Worship..........................

WEDNESDAY
Family N h.i11 r ....................
AWANA Club...............................
. .. M meeting .............................


..9:45 am
11:00 am
..6:30 pm


..6:00 pm
..6:30pm
..7:00 pm


Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together... but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 565546-F


SUWANNEE SPRINGS FREE WILL
BAPTIST CHURCH
3801 US Hwy. 129, Live Oak, FL
Pastor Sid Baker
129 North, 3-1/2 miles past McDonalds

SUNDAY
Morning Worship......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service.......................... 6:00 p.m.
565554-F


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
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Van Freeman, Pastor
386-397-1350

SUNDAY
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship..........................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting........... ..........7:00 p.m.
555677-F
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbern Road)
362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Childrens Church
10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training.................... 5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs........................... 6:20 p.m.
Youth Choir...................................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship Service............6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill....... 6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters.................................. 9:00 a.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal...... ...........7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group.......................9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal.... 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service..........................6:30 p.m.
Youth Group.....................................6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m.
1 st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study..............11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon .............12:00 noon
501073-F
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603


SUNDAY
Bible Study (Sunday School)..........
Celebration W orship........................
Evening W orship.............................
Depth (Student Bible Study)...........
WEDNESDAY


..9:45 am
.11:00 am
..6:00 pm
..6:00 pm


Fam ily Supper..............................................5:00 pm
K idz C lub .....................................................6:00 pm
Discipleship Classes for Adults....................6:30 pm
Flood Student W orship.................................6:30 pm
501074-F
WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth
Mr. Tim Scott, Worship Leader
U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn
Church Phone 963-2231
wellbombaptist@ windstream.net
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................. 9:15 am
(Classes for
Morning Worship Service......... ......... 10:30 am
Children's Church (Grades K-4th)
Children's Choir...........................................4:45 pm
CiA/M mission Friends....................................6:00 pm
Evening W orship........................ ........ 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Fam ily Dinner............................. ...... 5:30 pm
A W A N A .......................................................6:30 pm
One Way Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12) 6:30 pm
Prayer/Bible Study.......................................7:00 pm
Nursery is available for all services
501075-F
SHADY GROVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST
15 miles West Hwy.90 -
2 Miles Down River Road
Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547

SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................9:45 am
W orship.......................................... 11:00 am
Church Training............................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship..........................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00 pm
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ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor Ed Tharpe
(129 S. to 11th St. go to .... .. li.... .l-...
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Worship...........................11:00 am
Evening Worship.........................5:00 pm
Choir Practice... ........................... 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service.................................. 6:00 pm
Team Kid Club................................... 6:00 pm
Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
565556-F
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101 Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship..........................11:00 am
Evening Worship.............................. 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Service................................. 7:00 pm
501117-F
MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store)
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship..


.10:00 am
.11:00 am
...6:00 pm
501070-F


MT. GILEAD BAPTIST CHURCH
18305 56th St., Live Oak, FL
386-362-3782
Rev. Bobby McCray, Pastor
(386-294-1337)


Sunday School...............................
Morning Worship..........................
Evening Service............................
Children's Church Provided
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study.


...9:45 a.m.
.11:00 a.m.
..6:00 p.m.
...7:00 p.m.


Experiencing God together, and not forsaking the
assembling of our selves together, but encouraging
one another.
Hebrews 10:25
559547-F

CATHOLIC
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
CATHOLIC CHURCH
928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East
Father Richard Perko
P.O. Box 1179 Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 364-1108
SUNDAY
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper)
Sunday M ass................................... 8:00 am
St. Francis Xavier (Live Oak)
Sunday M ass.................................... 9:30 am
Sunday (Spanish) Mass.................12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Mass.............................7:00 pm
THURSDAY
Thursday M ass................................. 9:00 am
FRIDAY
Friday M ass..................................... 9:00 am
SATURDAY
Saturday (Vigil) Mass......................5:00 pm
501129-F

EPISCOPAL
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1391 SW 11th Street, Live Oak
WEDNESDAY
Eucharist & Unction......................10:30 am
& 6:00 pm
THURSDAY
Eucharist........ ...... ........ ............... 7:00 am
SUNDAY
Eucharist......................................... 9:00 am
Sunday School................................. 9:45 am
Eucharist....................................... 11:00 am
Nursery provided for both services.
Parish hall available for community activities
For more information call (386) 362-1837
The Rev. Donald L. Woodrum Rector
499834-F


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Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 386-362-1583.
Greater Visions Support Group
Addictions Support Group Greater Visions, a faith-based
addictions support group Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fri-
days at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Central
Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the
Suwannee County Mall. Group provides spiritual and
emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386-
208-1345.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday, 6:30
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee;
free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring
a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will of-
fering and donations taken to benefit the roof building


fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and pick-
ers, if you want to perform or for more information, con-
tact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after 6
p.m.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)
A faith-based support group for mothers with infants to
school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other
moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities;
9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, September-
May) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-1583.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth
Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey
Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and


clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at
John H. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministries Free clothing
give-away on the third Saturday of every month 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God
in Christ Youth Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak;
Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560 or 386-266-6816.
Live Oak Church of God "Prayer at the City Gates"
Live Oak Church of God holds "Prayer at the City Gates,"
every Friday, 7-8:15 a.m., 9828 US 129 South and the
roundabout. Info: 386-362-2483.
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting; 5:30 p.m.; first
Saturday; SRRC Arena in Branford; and 5:30 p.m., second
Saturday; Suwannee County Coliseum Arena, Live Oak.


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INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL
MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
& Melody Christian Academy Corner of Hamilton and Ohio Aves.
Highway 129 South Live Oak, FL (Hwy. 129 N)
(386) 364-4800 (386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614
www.liveoakchristian.org
Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults
Services: SUNDAY
Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA) Sunday School...................... 10:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm -Adults Family Worship...........................11:00 am
Children's Ministry Evening Worship..... ................6:00 pm
Revolution Youth Church WEDNESDAY
Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club Bible Study....... ........................7:00 pm
Nursery Available All Services 500009-F
Pastor Frank C. Davis 499938-F PRESBYTERIAN

CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.SA.
421 White Avenue, Live Oak
15445 US Highway 129 S. (386) 362 3199
(7 miles South of town) Pastor Shirley Mergan
(386) 208-1345
SUNDAY
Sunday M orn ing Service..................10:30 a.m Sunday School ............................................9:45 am
W wednesday Dinner, open to public. 5 p m Worship ..................................................... 11:00 am
Wednesday Dinner, open to public.....5:15 p.m. Communion First Sunday of every month
Wednesday Night Service.................. 7:00 p.m. 500012-F
Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor
499943-F PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)

NAZARENE COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF (386) 362-2323
THE NAZARENE SUNDAY
915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo 9:45 AM Sunday School
Road North of High School for children, youth and adults
Rev. Louis J. Medaris 11:00 AM Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY
SUNDAY 5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal
Sunday School............................9:45 am 6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children,
Morning Worship...................... 11:00 am Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study
Evening Worship...............................6:00 pm 7:30 PM Choir Practice
WEDNESDAY Randy Wilding, Pastor
Evening Prayer Meeting.................7:00 pm A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming,
"A Church on the Move" 500005-Feople hurch 500011-F
PENTECOSTAL
DOWLING PARK CHURCH OF GOD
23500 CR 250, Dowling Park 658-3151
www.dowlingparkcog.com
Rev. Shane Pooler
SUNDAY




Classes for every age
Nursery Provided on Sunday 501121 -F
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PENTECOSTAL
LIVE OAK FIRST
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL
Rev. Darin Wilson
362-2189
SUNDAY


Sunday School......
Children's Church
Morning Worship..
Evening Worship..
Wednesday Night..


...9:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
6:00pm
...7:30pm
501124-F


LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD
9828 US Hwy 129 South
Rev. Fred R. Watson 362-2483
Web: www.liveoakchurchofgod.com
SUNDAY
Sunday School ............................................9:45 am
M morning W orship ...................................... 10:38 am
Children's Church .....................................10:38 am
Children Choir......................... .......... 5:30 pm
Evening W orship.........................................6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Pre-service M eal......................................... 5:45 pm
Family Training Hour..................................7:00 pm
Preschool Classes, Boys Clubs, Girls
Clubs, VI.B.E. Youth Church, Young
Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class
FRIDAY
Prayer at the Gates of the City ..........7:00 8:15 am
501138-F

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAYADVENTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Brandon White
11239 SR 51, Live Oak, FL 32071
364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish
SATURDAY SERVICES
Sabbath School......................................................9:15 am
D evin e .................................................................11:00 am
TUESDAY
Worship & Tuesday Night
Prayer M eting......................................................7:00 p.m .
501118-F

UNITED METHODIST

NEW HARMONY UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)
Pastor: Stan Posey
Phone (386) 776-1806
SUNDAY
Sunday W orship.................................... 9:30 am
Bible Study......................................... 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
Women's Bible Study..............................10 am
501120F


UNITED METHODIST

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
311 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak 362-2047
Pastor: Dr. William Finnin
"COME WORSHIP WITH US"

SUNDAY
Contemporary Worship........................9:00 am
Sunday School..................................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship............................... 11:00 am

WEDNESDAY
Youth M eeting..................................... 6:00 pm
Adult Handbells.................................. 6:00 pm
M men's Crusaders.............. ................ 7:00 pm
Chancel Choir........................................7:30 pm
Nursery i I l.1. .lui,,
9:00 and 11:00 services
501916-F
PINE GROVE UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
5300 CR 136A, Live Oak
Phone (386) 362-5595
Pastor George Swearengin
SUNDAY


Sunday School.................. .............
Choir Practice.......................................
Traditional Service...............................
Sunday Evening Service.......................
MONDAY
Prayer Service.......................................
WEDNESDAY


..9:30 a.m.
..5:00 p.m.
.11:00 a.m.
..6:00 p.m.

..7:00 p.m.


Youth Group Service..............................................5:00 p.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal ...........................................6:00 p.m .
B ible Study .............................................................7:00 p.m .
"Enter to Worship.... Depart to Service"
501119-F

WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST
12005 CR 137
963-2154 C 963-3071
Pastor James Messer
Music: Geiger Family
SUNDAY
Sunday School.......................................10:00 am
W orship Service ....................................11:00 am
Evening Service...................................... 6:00 pm
@ Huntsville UMC, Lake Jeffery Road
Youth M eeting.........................................3:00 pm
TUESDAY
Prayer Intercession at the Alter
7:00 am, Noon and at 7:00 pm
Church is opened all day, Everyone is welcome
McLeran Memorial Public Library
Tuesday 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 1:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
B ible Study .............................................7:00 pm
565557-F


u'V E:Sunday Morning Bible Study on 91.3FM
Verse by verse study on the Book of Hebrews.
Starting Nov. 22, 7-8 a.m.
Live with Randy Jordan,
owner of New Life Bible Bookstore
www.christianhitradio.net
www.newlifebiblebookstore.com


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For Junk Vehicles
Will Remove any kind of scrap metal
Free Pickup
Call 386-867-1396 549946-F

CComplete Printing
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Business Forms,
Tickets,
CcST v Letterheads,
W aUl[hic Envelopes,
Program Books,
PRINTING COPY SERVICE COLOR COPIES,
621 North Ohio Avenue Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-1848 Fax (386) 364-4661* (800) 457-6082
501808-F


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Restoration Specialists 24 Hour Emergency Service
Residential & Commercial 362-2244 499832-F



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Do right

David H. Matier
Doctor of Pastoral C., t.. h f,..

dmatier@windstream.net

While still working as a
mental health counselor I often
asked, "Do you remember the
cartoon character Dudley Do-right?"
And whether they remembered the character
or not they were reminded that the important
thing was to "do right". It's too bad someone
hadn't given this advice to Tiger Woods. If they
had and he followed the advice, he wouldn't
have been in the position he is in today, his
beautiful family on the brink of failure, his pri-
vacy a matter of the scandal sheets all over the
world. And for what, a few hours of sordid
pleasure when he was out of his wife's sight
brought on by fame and fortune. When a person
does wrong he/she will have skeletons in the
closet that may jump out when they least expect
it.
Even in my opinion he had a squeaky clean
image and I am not even a big golf fan, but
from what I did see of him in the news, etc. I
was disappointed when all of these skeletons
emerged from his closet. Apparently all that's
done in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.
You won't experience a good, happy, life un-
til you get right with God and live according to
His Word. You've got to start at the beginning
and you must realize that, like Tiger Woods,
you are a sinner. The Bible says, "For ALL
have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God," (Romans 3:23). There is no one free of
guilt, no one that can say, I don't sin, or I've
never sinned. And because you have sinned you
are going to die, be separated from your loved
ones "For the WAGES of sin is DEATH" (Ro-
mans 6:23a). Death simply means separation.
Physical death is separation from you loved
ones. Spiritual death is eternal separation from
God, the ultimate death; that you deserve be-
cause you have sinned against a righteous God.
But God commendeth (has shown) his love
toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
CHRIST DIED FOR US, (Romans 5:8). You
see the wages of sin is death, someone had to
pay the price and that is exactly why Jesus
came. He exhibited His love for you by taking
your sin debt and going to the cross to pay your
debt and now he wants to give you a gift.
Above we saw the first half of Romans 6:23,
the rest of the verse goes on to say, "...but the
GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord." Notice, ETERNAL LIFE IS A GIFT.
If you had to earn it it would be a wage; some-
thing you had earned, like death the wages of
sin but you don't get it by anything you do. All
you do, basically is by believing and receiving
it. "...if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt
be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation. For the scripture saith,
Whosoever believeth on him shall not be
ashamed. For there is no difference between the
Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all
is rich unto all that call upon him. For whoso-
ever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall
be saved. (Romans 10:9-13). If you will be-
lieve, trusting the Lord to save your soul, and
call upon His name, the Bible says he will save
you! Jesus said, "...Except a man be born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God, (John 3:3).
The point at which you are born again is when
you call upon the Lord, trusting Him to save
you and then you can accept His promise and
say. I know when I die I will go to heaven.
"And this is the record, that God hath given
to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He
that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not
the Son of God hath not life. These things have
I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the
name of the Son of God," (I John 5:11-13).
Knowing your destiny provides a peace that
you can not imagine. It doesn't solve all of your
problems but makes you want to live close
enough to Him to please Him, to want to do
right.

David H. Matter
DPC
dmatier@windstream.net.


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St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies


St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies
will hold an after Christmas yard sale
Jan. 16 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at St.
Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 SW


11th Street in Live Oak, across from
the Garden Club. The sale will be in-
side and there will be many bargains
on chi iliiiiw.. books and lots more.


Come and see our handmade gift table.
The proceeds to buy material and yam
to make items for two children's hos-
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My take on Tiger Woods


By Derek Maul

This past week I've sat on the sidelines and listened to
the lip-flapping that's been going on in response to the
Tiger Woods meltdown. It's all been very sad, and I
haven't wanted to add attention to the rubbernecking in-
termingled with tabloid-level voyeurism. It's like there's
been this horrible wreck, and everything comes to a
standstill while onlookers gawk at the unfolding tragedy.
Then I read something that begs my comment. A
sportswriter suggested Tiger should stop pretending,
stop cultivating his "image", and embrace his true char-
acter.
"Don't apologize," the writer suggested: "When you
throw clubs; that's the real you; when you curse, that's
just who you are; don't back down. So what if you cheat
on your wife and like to play around? It doesn't help to
pretend any different..."
This summer my wife noticed Tiger's behavior deteri-
orate.
"He isn't enjoying any of this," she said. "I wonder
what's got him so tense and short-tempered. I hope
everything's Okay...."
Bingo! There was dissonance written all over the man.
Incongruence; war; turmoil, angst. It doesn't matter how
rich you are, even if you have a beautiful spouse and
precious children. Fame? Respect?
Adoration? It's all pretty much worthless.


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unbelievably rich! I have wealth and
abundance I can't begin to calculate!
I'm full to overflowing!


So here's a big lie. "Personal indulgence is the road
to satisfaction."
Here's another: "Tiger Woods needs to come to
terms with the fact that he's a cad, offer 'the finger' to
the moralistic world and get
back to enjoying himself."

That is wrong, wrong and more wrong! "Selfish",
"controlling", "unhappy" and "petulant" don't add up to
the "real" anybody.
Have you observed the shift in reality that occurs
around Christmas?
Otherwise dark people begin to light up from the in-
side. Something changes, something fundamental, and
even confirmed Scrooges are seen to smile, wave, and
hold the door for strangers.
"He's caught the Christmas Spirit," people will say.
"Too bad she's not really this nice." And, "Enjoy it
while it lasts; in a couple of days he'll be back to nor-
mal."
But here's what that sportswriter is missing. The
goodwill, and the pleasantry, and the gentle light shining
from deep inside these folk is nothing short of 100 per-
cent natural. What's abnormal is the dysfunction;
what's wide of God's mark are the other 360-plus
days; what's uncalled for is this broken world's unre-
lenting pain. (Adapted from "In My Heart I Carry A
Star", p 144)
Following Jesus is a return to the normal we were
designed for.
Suggesting anyone should embrace their inner sin-
ner is 100 percent off target. We were created for a
relationship with God. "Goodness" turns out to be
natural. That's why dissonance hurts so much.
I'm praying that Tiger extends his future beyond
image and into the possibility of redemption.

Derek
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RELIGION


On Christmas Day,
1864, Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow composed the
poem, "I Heard the Bells
on Christmas Day" that
later became a well-known
Christmas carol. The carol
tells of Longfellow's expe-
rience of hearing the
church bells ring out
"peace on earth, good will
to men" on Christmas Day,
during the darkest period
of the Civil War. Still
months away from Lee's
surrender to Grant at the


Heart

Matters
By Angie Land


Appomattox Courthouse,
and grieving the tragic death of his
wife Fanny and the crippling war
injury of his son Charles, Longfel-
low penned the second stanza of
the poem, "And in despair I bowed
my head-There is no peace on
earth I said-For hate is strong and
mocks the song-Of peace on earth,
good will to men."
If that were the last verse in the
song, it would indeed pronounce a
bleak Christmas, not unlike how
many may be feeling this year.
Peace on earth and good will to
men doesn't seem the prevalent
theme to many facing unemploy-


ment, economic down-
turns, families separated
by miles, death or di-
vorce, and the uncer-
tainty of the future. Yet,
it was in his despair that
Longfellow heard the
bells more loud and
deep-God is not dead,
nor doth He sleep-The
wrong shall fail, the
right prevail-With peace
on earth, good will to
men."
We need to be re-
minded of this truth dur-


ing the Christmas sea-
son and perhaps when the trim-
mings are stripped away, we can
see more clearly. My family has
joined the ranks of many this sea-
son who are ,.cailiii back" on our
Christmas shopping and giving
more to those in need, and yet the
simplicity of this kind of Christ-
mas really points us back to the
baby in a manger some 2000 years
ago. Where angels themselves
sang the carols and invited a field
full of shepherds who probably
smelled a tad too much like their
sheep, to celebrate the very first
Christmas. This baby who was


foretold hundreds of years before,
in the greatest of detail: "For unto
us a child is born, to us a son is
given and the government shall be
on his shoulders and he will be
called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 re-
minds us that God is not dead, nor
does He sleep, and without a
doubt, left heaven to come to
earth, because our hearts matter.
"For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believes in
Him shall not perish, but have
everlasting life."
Have a Blessed and Merry
Christmas!

Angie

Heart Matters is a weekly col-
umn written by Angie Land, Direc-
tor of the Family Life Ministries of
the Lafayette Baptist Association,
where she teaches Bible studies,
leads ma i i ia,, and family confer-
ences and offers Biblical counsel-
ing to individuals, couples and
families. Contact Angie with ques-
tions or comments at ang-
ieland3@windstream.net.


Merry Christmas!


SEE CREATE HOLIDAY, PAGE 8B


want for Christmas is to be left alone!


By Rev. James L. Snyder

We had just finished our morning cof-
fee when the Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage looked at me and said, "Let's
go Christmas shopping."
This little piece of news ruined my
meticulously worked out plans of doing
nothing for the day. I was suspicious of
her plans to go shopping for the day, but
I did not know it included Yours Truly.
Therefore, when I discovered I was part
of her plans for the day my heart sank ...
just a little.
Shopping, whether Christmas or any
other time of year, is not my cup of tea,
although I always get in plenty of hot
water. It would be different if I could go
to the mall, get what I want and escape
with as little collateral damage as possi-
ble. This is never the case. Shopping
malls have been so designed to inflict as
much collateral damage on husbands as
possible. I think the reason they do it is
so that when we get home we appreciate
being at home.
I have long ago discovered that when
the wife suggests going shopping for the
day it is not a suggestion. Therefore,
when she put forth her proposal, I
humbly, even if halfheartedly, agreed.
When in a more philosophical mood, I
sometimes wonder if the reason I am in-
vited to accompany my wife on her
shopping adventures is simply to be the
chauffeur and the carrier of packages.
I dropped my wife off at the front
doors of the mall and proceeded to find a
parking space. Evidently, news had
leaked out that I was coming to the mall
because there were no parking spaces
available. After driving around for a half
hour, I found a parking space five miles
from the shopping mall. I was just happy
to park the car. And, after all, I do need
the exercise.
I finally got into the shopping mall and
began my search for my wife. No sooner
had I got into the mall then I was accost-
ed by someone who grabbed my hand
and began giving me a manicure. The


manicurist was a man who had a firm
grip on my wrist as he applied his mani-
curist techniques. Having one hand free I
was tempted ... oh, was I ever tempted.
Then I got a brilliant idea. Not all my
ideas are brilliant, but occasionally one
shines through for my rescue.
Looking over his shoulder, I exclaimed
in a very excited voice, "Oh, my good-
ness. There's Elvis."
I made good my retreat and resumed
the search for my wife. The shopping
mall is a very large place, especially for
someone who is not interested in 99.9
percent of the things in the mall. Then I
found a little shop that sold coffee.
I took my coffee, found a bench and
sat there enjoying a little reprieve. While
drinking my coffee I watched the people
come and go. After drinking the last drop
of coffee, I resumed my search.
Just as I was coming to what I thought
was the end of the mall and hopefully
catching up with my wife, some young
woman with a clipboard approached me.
Had I known what she was up to I would
have pivoted and ran in the opposite di-
rection. Being the naive, country bump-
kin that I am, I looked at her and smiled.
Never smile at a stranger, especially
one with a clipboard.
With a cheerful voice she said, "Can I
ask you a few questions?"
At that moment, I knew what I was in
for, so I said as politely as possible, "No,
I'm really in a hurry."
"Oh," she said still smiling, "this
won't take very long at all."
"No," I said still smiling.
"But, sir," she said rather pleadingly,
"it's very important that I fill out my sur-
vey"
"No," I said with my smile beginning
to fade.
"You don't understand," she said
rather pleadingly. "If I don't take these
surveys I won't get paid. And I really
need the job. And it will only take a mo-
ment of your time."
"Okay," I stammered rather reluctantly.
Fifteen minutes later, she was still


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cheerfully asking me questions. I then
had the second brilliant idea in a row.
This has never happened to me before.
And she was looking down writing on
her clipboard I took the opportunity.
Aaaaah...chew. I feigned a sneeze in
her general direction. I followed it by
several more. She screamed, dropped her
clipboard, and I took off and got lost in
the crowd. Who says there is nothing
good about the flu season?
Eventually, I found my wife who by
this time was finished with her shopping
spree. I carried all the packages out to
the car and then drove home.
As I was unlocking the house door, I
heard a telephone ringing. I quickly un-
locked the door, grinning and dropping
the packages I finally answered the
phone. On the other end of the phone
someone was cheerfully saying, "Are


you satisfied with your health cover-
age?"
My comfort this Christmas is, "Let
your conversation be without covetous-
ness; and be content with such things as
ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we
may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do
unto me" (Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV).
Only one person's pursuit is welcomed
and he promises never to leave me.


The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of
the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine
Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with
his wife, Martha, in Silver Spit in...
Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-
mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church
Web site is www.whatafellowship.com.


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so far with 15 points, three rebounds and
one steal while shooting 67 percent from
the field. Jimmie Taylor added nine
points but shined with teamwork as he


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Suwannee Legals
NOTICE TO RECLAIM
ABANDONED PROPERTY
TO:
Claudlo Bentancourt-Torres
9213 135th Drive
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Robert J Benn
5 Rising Moon Trail
Ormond Bch, Florida 32174-4962
Greta Thompson Benn
3535 Kirby Road #H-105
Memphis, TN 38115
You are hereby notified that the following
described motor vehicle:
1984 BMW
Tan/beige in color
Vehicle Identification Number:
WBAAK840XE8688764
is currently impounded at the Suwannee
County Sheriffs Office located at 1902
East Duval Street in Live Oak, Florida
32064.
The above described property will,
unless redeemed within 14 (fourteen)
days, be seized by the Suwannee County
Sheriffs Office Pursuant to Florida
Statute 705.103, and converted to law
enforcement use.
Tony Cameron, Sheriff
Suwannee County
12/18,25=


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call 850-973-9451.

ARRA CSBG Case Manager
Suwannee County
Responsible for client case records, client
assessment, case plans, and case management for
low income individuals.
Special Qualifications: Bondable, 4-yr degree in
Social Service or related field, 2-year Case
Management/Job Development experience
exchange for education. Must have valid Florida
driver's license and valid insurance. Must be a
resident of the SREC, Inc. service area.

Submit Resume to:
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.,
P.O. Box 70, Live Oak, FL 32064
386-362-4115 Voice/TDD
Affirmative Action Employer
Deadline: December 31, 2009 12:00pm


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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 I 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?


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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.


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Suwannee Legals
Continued from Page 2C
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 612009CP0001070001XX
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM T. CANNON,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of
WILLIAM T. CANNON, Deceased, File
Number 612009CP0001070001XX, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Suwannee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 200 S.
Ohio, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal
representative, venue or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
UPON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 18, 2009.
Personal Representative
CHARLOTTE P CANNON
6823 CR 249
Live Oak, FL 32060
Attorney for Personal Representative
HAL A. AIRTH
PO. Box 448
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 362-4915
FL Bar #306533
12/18, 25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 612009CP0000480001XX
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED 0. LOWE,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of
MILDRED 0. LOWE, Deceased, File
Number 612009CP0000480001XX, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Suwannee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 200 S.
Ohio, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal
representative, venue or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
UPON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILEDWILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 18, 2009.


Personal Representative
GLORIA J. HICKS
1000 Mallery Extension #040
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522

Attorney for Personal Representative
HAL A. AIRTH
PO. Box 448
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 362-4915
FL Bar #306533
12/18, 25


A&A MINI STORAGE
313 NE RIVER RD
MAYO, FL. 32066
386-208-1062 OFF
NOTICE OF SALE
A & A MINI STORAGE LOCATED AT
10198 90th TRAIL IN LIVE OAK, FL.
WILL ACCEPT BIDS ON THE
CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING
UNITS:
(1). ROBERT HERBERT UNIT# B-47
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS
(2). SYDNEY LANGE UNIT#C-3
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS
(3). MARIA LOPEZ- UNIT#A-6
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS
(4). SHERYL OLSEN UNIT#C-2
CONTENTS: MISCELLANEOUS
PERSONAL ITEMS
CONTENTS MAY BE PURCHASED IN
PART OR WHOLE. PAYMENT MUST BE
IN CASH. SALE DATE IS MONDAY THE
4TH OF JANUARY, 2010 AT 10:00 AM
AT A & A MINI STORAGE. A & A MINI
STORAGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
BID.
12/18, 25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09-129-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CLINTON E. DOWNING
A/KIA CLINTON ERVIN DOWNING, SR.
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Clinton E. Downing a/k/a Clinton Ervin
Downing, Sr., deceased, whose date of
death was April 18, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Suwannee County,
Florida Probate Division, the address of
which is 200 S Ohio Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida 32064. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below. All creditors
of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The first date of publication of this notice
is December 25, 2009.

Personal Representative
Tammie D. Kerr
6008 Milano Drive
Piano, Texas 75093
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John J. Kendron
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0306850
Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, PA.
P.O. Box 1178
Lake City FL 32056-1178
Telephone: (386) 755-1334
12/25 1/1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09-121-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALD RUDOLPH ROBERTS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GERALD RUDOLPH ROBERTS,
deceased, whose date of death was
October 30, 2009; File Number 09-121-
CP; is pending in the Circuit Court for
Suwannee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and


other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 18, 2009.
CRISTI L. PREVATT
Co-Personal Representative
8886 141st Lane
Live Oak, Fl 32060
SHANNON L. ROBERTS
Co-Personal Representative
102 Hollycliff
Cary, NC 27518
JAMES W. PREVATT, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0352012
Prevatt Law Firm, PL.,
506 S. Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Telephone: (386) 362-7979
12/18, 25


LEGAL NOTICE
The Suwannee County School Board will
accept Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
for education services to assist in the
redesign of the District's technical and
secondary schools.
Firms wishing to submit their
qualifications should provide experiences
relating to the following:
* Data collection and analysis reports
* Instructional staff surveys


* Student surveys
* Organization of school leadership
teams
* Determine roles and responsibilities of
school personnel
* Strategic planning
* Data-based decision making
* Inter-disciplinary approaches
* Designation of small learning communi-
ties
* Other areas of need as identified by the
District staff
Further information regarding the RFQ


may be obtained at the District Office
located at 702 2nd Street, NW, Live
Oak, Florida; or by calling (386) 647-
4600.

Submittals for RFQ must be submitted to
the Chief Financial Officer no later than
January 4, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.
Jerry A. Scarborough
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
12/18, 25
Continued on Page 4C


BUSINESSES & SERVICES


FOR

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HC AccessibleA artients


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386-364-7936
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APARTMENTS IN

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Phone: 38-294-1720 Fax: 386-294-1724
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We carry Central State Brand Feeds for dogs, Licensed & Insured
horses, goats, rabbits, hogs, chickens, wild game,
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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."




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-112-CP


IN RE: ESTATE OF
ETHEL LOISELLE HINGSON,
A/K/A LOISELLE B. HINGSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ETHEL LOISELLE HINGSON A/K/A
LOISELLE B. HINGSON. deceased,
whose date of death was September 27.
2009; File Number 09-112-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Suwannee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 200
South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: December 18, 2009.
Signed on December 15, 2009.
Laura Ann Fouraker-Gardner
Attorney for Personal
RepresentativesFlorida Bar No. 0069973
Laura Ann Fouraker-Gardner, PA.
P.O. Box 2081
Lake City, Florida 32056-2081
Telephone: 386-752-9803
LYNN H. GOODSON
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12/18,25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000155
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR MORGAN STANLEY HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-3,
Plaintiff,
PRISCILLA S. WIETEHA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
000155 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
County Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-3, is
the Plaintiff and PRISCILLA S.
WIETEHA; SUSTER, A PARTNERSHIP;
TENANT #1 N/K/A DAVID BASS, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A TANYA BASS are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN
FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th
day of January, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 7, LOMAS VERDE, A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE
PAST THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 363, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 14373 RAILROAD STREET, LIVE
OAK, FL 32060
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.


WITNESS MY HAND ar
Court on December 10,

Clerk of



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following described property situated in
Suwannee County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel I.D. No.
32-03S-12E1044000.0004
Commence at the Southwest corner of
Section 32, Township 3 South, Range
12 East, Suwannee County, Florida;
thence run S 8859'03" W 127.93 feet
to the Northwesterly right of way line
of SR-51 (100 foot right of way);
thence run N 45031'34" E along the
Northwesterly right of way line of SR-
51, a distance of 606.91 feet to a
concrete marker, being on the
Northeasterly right of way line of
Clayland County Road for a Point of
Beginning; thence continue N
45031'34" E along said SR-51, a
distance of 373.39 feet; thence run N
7822'26" W 280.88 feet; thence run S
01033'45" E a distance of 318.31 feet
back to the Point of Beginning.
pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is as set
out above, and the docket number of
which is 09-227-CA. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 11th day of December,
2009.
SEAL


12/25 1/1


BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Suwannee County, Florida
By: Keith M. Gentry
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 61-2008-CA-000225 DIV CA
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY
KAY BOATRIGHT, DECEASED; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
Defendant(s),
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 3, 2009
entered in Civil Case No. 61-2008-CA-
000225 DIV CA of the Circuit Court of
the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for
SUWANNEE County, LIVE OAK, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE FRONT STEPS OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the SUWANNEE
County Courthouse located at 200
South Ohio Avenue in Live Oak, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of January,
2010 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
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SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,
nd the seal of this TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13
2009. EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE
Barry A. Baker PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
f the Circuit Court FOLLOWS:
FOR POINT OF REFERENCE,
By: Sharon Hale COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
Deputy Clerk CORNER OF SAID WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE RUN N
up, PL. 0015'21" W A DISTANCE OF 390.62
FEET; THENCE RUN S 8929'28" W A
5018 DISTANCE OF 318.93 FEET TO THE
V-- PINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 8929'28"W A DISTANCE
OF 136.92 FEET; THENCE RUN N
00'15'21" W A DISTANCE OF 150.00
CIRCUIT COURT, FEET; THENCE RUN N 8929'28" E A
DICIALCIRCUIT, DISTANCE OF 136.92 FEET; THENCE
TOR SUWANNEE ROUN S 0015'21" E A DISTANCE OF
)UNTY, FLORIDA 15000 FEET TO THE POINT OF
NO. 09-489-CA BENNING.
BEGINNING.


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RONALD POINT-DUJOUR and
CHOSNEILLA POINT-DUJOUR; any
and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under, or against the herein
named individual Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties may
claim an interest as spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees or other claimants;
John Doe and Jane Doe as unknown
tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that BARRY A.
BAKER, Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Suwannee County, Florida, will on the
14th day of JANUARY, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. at the Suwannee County
Courthouse in Live Oak, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the


Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale. if any other than
the property owner as of the date of the
his Dendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2009.
SEAL
BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
08-79658 G MAP
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
SUWANNEE County Courthouse at 904-
758-2163, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-303-CA
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175,
Tampa, Florida 33634
Plaintiff,
vs.
LINDA L. CHUMLEY,
EDDY CHUMLEY,
ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC,
MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC, and
CAPITAL ONE BANK, a corporation,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT,
pursuant to Plaintiff's Final Summary
Judgment For Reestablishment and
Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage
entered in the above-captioned action, I
will sell the property situated in
Suwannee County, Florida, described as
follows, to wit:

THE NORTH 212 FEET OF THE EST
212.40 FEET OF LOT 1, BLOCK 3,
GOLDEN GLEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 361, IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A NON-
EXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL PRIVATE
EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF
INGRESS, EGRESS AND REGRESS
OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 30
FEET OF THE SOUTH 404.55 FEET OF
SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 3, GOLDEN
GLEN. TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1999, LIBERTY HOMES,
WENDRERA, 28X56, SERIAL
NUMBER 10L26802XU.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash at the front steps of the
Suwannee County Courthouse. 200
South Ohio/Dr. MLK, Jr. Avenue, Live
Oak. Florida 32064. Suwannee
County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. (EST) on
the 14th day of January, 2010
If you are a subordinate lien holder
claiming a right to funds remaining
after the sale, you must file a claim
with the Clerk of Court no later than
60 days after the sale. If you fail to file
a claim, you will not be entitled to any
remaining funds.
Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you
are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceedings, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator's office
not later than seven days prior to the
proceeding.
SEAL
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk
12/18,25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-236-CA
STEVEN LYNN SMITH,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID EUGENE HYLER and
HELEN BERNSTEIN
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 7, 2009, in
the above referenced case in which
STEVEN LYNN SMITH is Plaintiff, and
DAVID EUGENE HYLER and
HELEN BERNSTEIN; unknown tenants;
and other unknown parties in
possession, including the unknown
spouse of any person in possession of
the property, and if a named Defendant is
deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through, under
or against that Defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
named or described Defendants, are
Defendants, I, BARRY A. BAKER, Clerk
of the Court, will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front door of
the Suwannee County Courthouse or
such other location in the Suwannee
County Courthouse in Live Oak, Florida,
as the Clerk of the Court may designate
at the time of sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M.
(or as soon thereafter as Plaintiffs'
counsel may direct provided that said
sale must be commenced prior to 2:00
o'clock PM.), on the 6th day of January,
2010, the following described property
set forth in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
PARCEL NO. 4
The North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 17,
Township 2 South Range 14 East,
Suwannee County, Florida.
More particularly described as:
Point of Reference is the Southwest
Corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 17, Township
2 South, Range 14 East, Suwannee
County, Florida; thence North 01019'


East, along West line of Section 17 a
distance of 498.05 feet to POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue North
0119' East along West line of Section
17 a distance of 166.01 feet, thence
North 89038'53" East 665.92 feet to
center line of a 60 foot road easement;
thence South 01020'04" West a
distance of 166.01 feet; thence South
89038'59" West, a distance of 665.87
feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. The
East 30 feet subject to road easement.
All lands being in the Northwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 17,
Township 2 South, Range 14 East,
Suwannee County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH: a 1992 CHAP
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, I.D.
#GAFLN05A/B19414CH.
Any and all bidders, parties or other
interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court
prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale
who will advise of the exact location in
the Suwannee County Courthouse for
the foreclosure sale.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
'NOTE: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administrator, Post
Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida
32056-1569, Telephone: 386-758-2163,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you
are hearing or voice impaired, please
call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 9th day of December,
2009 at Live Oak, Suwannee County,
Florida
(COURT SEAL)
HONORABLE BARRY A BAKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
Rose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
THE DECKER LAW FIRM PA.
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: 386-364-4440
Telecopier: 386-364-4508
Email:rmdeckerir@windstream.net
Attorneys for Plaintiff
12/18, 25

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NUMBER: 09-235-CA
THREE RIVERS ESTATES, INC.,
a New Jersey corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OLLIE D. HARTER,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to
an Order or a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure in the above-captioned
action, I, Barry A. Baker, Clerk of the
Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the front entrance
of the Suwannee County Courthouse,
located at 200 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of
January, AD, 2010, the following
described property:
Lot 19, Block 78 of THREE RIVERS
ESTATES SUBDIVISION, UNIT 2, a
subdivision as per the plat thereof
filed at Plat Book 1, page 191, of the
Public Records of Suwannee County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 9th day of December, 2009.
(COURT SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
WAYNE CARROLL
Attorney for Plaintiff
Post Office Box 1898
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
(352) 473-9401
Florida Bar No. 133454
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator for the
Third Judicial Circuit, 145 N. Hernando
St., PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056,
(386) 758-2163, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
12/18,25


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NUMBER: 09-300-CA

WOODLAND PARTNERSHIP, LTD.
a Florida limited partnership,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IVAR S. MONTIJO
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to
an Order or a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure in the above-captioned
action, I, Barry A. Baker, Clerk of the
Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the front entrance
of the Suwannee County Courthouse,
located at 200 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of
January, AD, 2010, the following
described property:
Lot 3 of FALMOUTH PINES ESTATES
SUBDIVISION, a subdivision as per
the plat thereof filed at Plat Book 1,
page 307, of the Public Records of
Suwannee County, Florida.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 9th day of December, 2010.
(COURT SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
H. EDWARD GARVIN
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO. Box 358041
Gainesville, FL 32635
(352) 373-2598
Florida Bar No. 749753
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator for the
Third Judicial Circuit, 145 N. Hernando
St., PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056,
(386) 758-2163, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
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This is to inform you that Suwannee Coun-
ty will hold a pre-bid conference and walk-
thru for the weatherization work of twelve
(12) single-family dwellings in the Suwan-
nee County Weatherization program.
This meeting will be held Wednesday, De-
cember 30, 2009, the first six (6) beginning
at 8:00 am and the second six (6) begin-
ning at 1:00 pm at Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc. Office, 1171 Nobles
Ferry Road, Bldg 2 Live oak, Florida.
The conference and walk-thru is mandato-
ry, no exceptions, for contractors who plan
to bid. Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. requires each contractor to be proper-
ly licensed, carry general liability insur-
ance of at least $1,000,000.00, POI (Pol-
lution Occurrence insurance) and Workers
Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before
bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due by
12:00 noon, Monday, January 4, 2010, at
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.
Office, 1171 Nobles Ferry Road Bldg 2,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Please mark en-
velope "Sealed Bid for Name of Home-
owner". Bids to be opened and awarded,
Monday, January 4, 2010, at 12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.
has the right to reject any and all bids. The
bids will be awarded on the most cost ef-
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absorb a great deal of information from a cornucopia of sources
but rely on newspapers to help them make a sound choice.


f#1 National dealership entry and exit polls conducted by CNW
Research asked consumers for the reason for visiting a dealership
on a particular day. Newspaper (print and online) was the number
one reason. At 56.8%, more consumers cite newspapers than all
other media combined.

PPimary: Local newspaper advertising (print and online) is
The Primary Source of information for consumers during the critical
last stages of the decision making process. 16.59% rely on newspa-
per advertising as the main source during the last two weeks before
buying. More than any other information source.

PPicing information: 96% of new car buyers agree that
newspapers are most helpful as a source for pricing information.

Where to buy: 97% of new car buyers agree that newspapers
are most helpful as a source of information on where to buy.

Local selection: 97% of new car buyers agree that newspapers
are most helpful as a source of information on local selections.

01 % of used car buyers selected newspapers (print and
online) as their primary information source, more than all other media
combined.

3/4 of all U.S. Adults read a newspaper, print or
online in the past week.170 million adults rely on newspapers.
CNW Research 2009 and Scarborough Research 2008




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A destination, not a distraction.
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