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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Publication Date: December 25, 2009
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form: Electronic reproduction of copy from George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida also available.
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: VID00657
Source Institution: 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. 15 3 SECTIONS, 42 PAGES Friday Edition December 4, 2009
Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien


The roof was torn off this 138th Street mobile home during Wednesday's storm. Photo: Jeff Waters


Wild weather in Suwann


High winds strip roof from hor
By Jeff Waters "Then I looked in the front yard and saw June Carter.
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com pieces of the roof. I had just come home." Kimberly Thomas, assist


Wind ripped the metal roof off
a mobile home on 138th
Street in Live Oak during
Wednesday's afternoon storm. One per-
son was home at the time but wasn't in-
jured.
"There was a loud boom and I ran and
looked out the back yard but couldn't see
:ili Iiilli_.." said homeowner June Carter.


Her husband, Robert Carter, was at
work at the time.
She said the incident occurred at 3:15
p.m. She said she knows the precise time
because the rumble of the roof peeling off
knocked a clock off the wall, spilling the
batteries. When she picked the clock up
awhile later, it read 3:15.
"I wouldn't have known any other way
because I was so crazed at the time," said


County emergency manager
said no other damage was re
county. She said it is not yet
nado was responsible for
Carter said she didn't see a
told Thomas she heard what
one.
According to the Florid
Weather Network, wind spee
miles per hour here Wednesd


50 CENTS


SrArk. rape


charges


land local


man in jail

6 counts of rape,
3 counts of sexual
assault alleged
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A Live Oak man was
arrested Tuesday on an
Arkansas warrant for
six counts of rape, ac- John Robert
cording to Suwannee Davis
County Sheriff Tony
Cameron.
John Robert Davis, 38, of 10264 US
129 South, Live Oak, was taken into
ie e custody by SCSO deputy Ken Osborne.
Davis is wanted in Grant County, Ark.
on the rape charges as well as three
n e counts of sexual assault, according to
the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office
Web site.
nt Suwannee Further information is not available
nent director, at this time. Grant County Sheriff's
-ported in the Det. Lt. Robert Bird said information
clear if a tor- would not be available in the matter un-
the damage. til Davis is extradited and formally
Tornado but charged in Grant County.
sounded like
a Automated Rabies alert
:ds topped 43
day. issued here


CHRISTMAS GIVING

Santa Shop to aid

students in need


By Carnell
Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne
@gaflnews.com
The school system's
homeless program and
the non-profit Voices for
Children, have partnered
to make sure that chil-
dren who might other-
wise not see anything
under the tree this year
will share in the magic


of Christmas like every-
one else.
The two groups have
collaborated to hold the
Santa Shop at the annex
of African Baptist
Church, pastored by
Rev. Alex Fountain on
Walker Avenue in Live
Oak.
The Santa Shop is a
way for students in tran-
SEE SANTA, PAGE 20A


Stevenson Johnson with samples of his work.
- Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


Always believing
The main character in young Stevenson Johnson's
comics is more than memorable he's a role model


By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com
A recent chat with eighth-grader
Stevenson Johnson revealed that of-
tentimes it's a child's hidden talents
that make him really stand out in a
crowd.
"Hello, I'm Stevenson Johnson,
nice to meet you, sir," said the well-
mannered, soft-spoken mid-
dleschooler on first visit.


About a year ago, Stevenson
moved to Suwannee County with his
mother, Marilyn Johnson, and older
brother Isaiah. Stevenson was placed
into Glaythia Collins' classroom at
Suwannee Middle School, and it did-
n't take long for Collins to realize
that Stevenson had a unique gift.
"I've been drawing since I was
three years old," said Stevenson
SEE ALWAYS, PAGE 20A


By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com
The Suwannee County Health De-
partment issued a rabies alert for
Suwannee County Wednesday, accord-
ing to department officials.
"The alert is in response to a positive
laboratory result from a cat," wrote
SEE RABIES, PAGE 17A

must-read
stories in
today's paper

Racing phenom
Mayo 13-year-old is tearing
'em up in Ocala.
Regional Sports, 9B
Rantin' & Ravin'
(Mostly rantin'.)
Viewpoint, 6A
Keeping Christ in Christmas
Branford preps for big
event. Branford News, 7A
Miss Majestic
2 new queens are crowned.
10-11A
Gametime
Left 4 Dead 2 worth waiting for,
says Cody Webb. 5A


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Arrest Record ....... 2A
Branford News ..... 7-9B
Classifieds ........ 1C
Church ............4B
Sports ............. 1B
Viewpoint ......... 6A




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'Dogs win big at Brain Bowl

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Suwannee High's Jacob Tyrell and John Harmon buzz in with an
answer during a recent Brain Bowl competition at North Florida
Community College. Suwannee romped to a 50-point win over
Wakulla in the finals to claim the championship. Story, more pho-
tos, Page 3A. Courtesy photo


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New officers for HCE


The Suwannee County Association for Home and Community Education Council held its annual installation of new officers Wednesday at the County Ex-
tension Office, followed by a potluck luncheon where the members and the staff of the Extension Office enjoyed a variety of foods. Newly installed Coun-
cil officers are, from left: Bill Smedley, Publicity; Irene Sapp, Treasurer; Claudia Smedley, President; Betty Bair, Secretary; Dorie Peterson; Council Dele-
gate. Katherine Allen, the County Extension Director and Family and Consumer Science Agent and HCE advisor, performed the installation. The group ex-
tends an invitation to anyone interested in helping the community to join them. Call the Extension Office at 386-362-2771 for more information.
- Photo: Bill Smedley



Live Oak Artist Guild invites you to annual holiday celebration


Dec. 11
The Live Oak Artists Guild invites you to
our Annual Holiday Celebration December 11,


2009 1-8 p.m. Meet the artists from 5-8 p.m.
Browse our Holiday Gift Shop, sample our
artists favorite festive treats. Enjoy inspira-


tional and unique art works.
There will be live holiday music and En-
chanted Christmas tree forest.


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/n or the (. li,,,... are
dropped, we will be hap-
py to make note of this in
the newspaper when ju-
dicial proof is presented
to us by you or the au-
thorities.
The following abbrevi-
ations are used below:


SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Po-
lice Department
FDLE-Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforce-
ment
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-


Culinary Arts and
Commercial Foods Program
Classes starting January 21st
TABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment


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TECHNICAL CENTER 4
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 647-4210
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P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of Al-
cohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

December 1, Rodger
Dale Kemp Jr., 22, 13949
24th St. Live Oak Fl, sent
60 days cj wkends SCSO-
H. Tucker
December 1, John
Robert Davis. 38, 10264






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US 129 South Live Oak Fl,
grant co.arkansas warrant,
rape(6 cts) sexual asslt (3
cts) SCSO K. Osborne
December 1, Timothy
James Beasley, 18, 16217
37th Drive Wellborn Fl,
burglary, grand theft
SCSO-M. Lee
December 1, John Ed-
ward Berry. 43. 13939 80th
Place Live Oak Fl, grand
theft LOPD-C. Kinsey
December 1, Dominic
Enrico Acuff, 37, 601 NW
3rd Ave. Florida City Fl,
vop(poss -20 cannabis)
SCSO-S. Law
December 1, Maria Del-
carmen Lopez, 29, 1711
Long Ave Live Oak Fl
dwls, attach tag not as-
signed SCSO-K. Lane
December 1, Anthony
Rosco Johnson, 20, 299
Marion Oaks Course Ocala




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Fl, agg battery w/deadly
wpn SCSO J. Stout
December 2, Columbus
Sanchious, 62, 818 Smith
Street Live Oak Fl, dwls/r
habitual offender FHP-
CPL-R.W. Howard
December 2, Lisa Marie
Gordie, 25, 8325 S CR 53
Madison Fl, taylor cty wrt
conspiracy to commit traf-
ficking LOPD-B. Harrison
December 2, Paul
White, 47, 916 Broome St
Live Oak Fl, vop/poss
cont/subst/w intent/sell/or
deliver SCSO-R. Sammons
December 2, David An-
thony Ritch, 38, 238 S W
Story Place Lake City Fl,
return for court SCSO-S.
Law
December 2, Gloria
Jean Ross, 44, 152 Vanbu-
ren St Live Oak Fl,
broward cty wrt vop o/c,
poss of cocaine LOPD-
Fipps
December 2, Paul
O'Hara, 41, 13707 92nd
Trace Live Oak Fl, writ
bodily attachment, cash
purge or 60 days, *writ
bodily attachment cash
purge or 120 days* SCSO -
T. Donaldson


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Suwannee takes


top honors at '


NFCC Brain Bowl

Branford High also in the mix
Staff
Sixty-five top students from area north Florida high
schools went head to head at the annual Brain Bowl
competition recently at North Florida Community
College. Eight teams competed in a hotly contested event
that highlights the academic sharpness of high school
students to answer science, math, and humanities
questions under pressure. Taking top honors this year was
the Suwannee High School Team A, followed by second
place Wakulla High Team A and Taylor County High in
third. Teams from Branford and Mayo competed as well.
Both put up a good fight but failed to place.
In a round-robin match, the teams were divided into
two brackets. Among group one in the Galileo bracket first and Suwannee B ranked second in the standings.
Taylor breezed through undefeated, winning over a strong The Kepler bracket's Wakulla A went five for five to
Suwannee B team. At the end of the round Taylor was win first, while Suwannee A took one loss against



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Wakulla A landing a four for five record.
Playoffs pitted Galileo bracket's Taylor County against
Kepler bracket's Suwannee A and Kepler bracket's
Wakulla A against Galileo bracket's Suwannee B in a
fight to the championships. Taylor lost in a close match
with Suwannee A, while Wakulla defeated Suwannee B.
The championship round matched Suwannee A against
Wakulla A.
The championship round consisted of 40 questions read
by Tom Fico, retired NFCC science instructor. The lead
switched back and forth between Suwannee A and
Wakulla A, with no team ever taking more than a two
point lead. Just before the second half of the match
Suwannee went on a run and pulled ahead, defeating
Wakulla A by more than 50 points.


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follow US 129 three miles South into downtown Live Oak. From 1-75
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Happy 1st Birthday!

Arianna Geering


Love, Iviom & Dad ana Iamily


Tribute to Norm

Protsman
The staff of WQHL would like to pay tribute to Norm
Protsman... original owner of WNER now WQHL.
Norm moved from Melbourne, Fla. to live in Live Oak
in 1950 and shortly after purchased this radio station,
known as WNER, home of the Jamboree, the Stanley
Brothers and Bluegrass music, all broadcast from the old
tobacco warehouses in Live Oak.
Norm loved music, all of it, "Beautiful Music" fol-
lowed Bluegrass. Puggy Day became part owner with
Norm and shortly after that "Country Music" entered the
picture and it's here to stay.
Norm led a full life, a well respected member of this
community. He presided as president of WQHL for 35
years. May God bless you, Norm, you will be missed.

Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working on your family
tree. The Suwannee Valley GCcneii.il-, 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.iih -.i ,
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.


SHappy 16th Birthday

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Learn more about Wreaths Across America by
going to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For
more about the Civil Air Patrol, go to
http://gocivilairpatrol.com, and for information
on the Florida Wing visit http://flwg.sercap.us/.


Wreaths


Across


America

Local Civil Air Patrol squadron to
participate in program honoring veterans


Staff
The Suwannee Valley
Composite Squadron of the
Civil Air Patrol will be
placing wreaths at the Live
Oak Cemetery Dec. 12 as
part of Wreaths Across
America, a nationwide
program designed to honor
veterans.
A non profit 501-c3
organization, Wreaths
Across America was
formed as an extension of
the Arlington Wreath
Project. The Arlington


One of the unique
features of the
Wreaths Across
America program
is that all the
events across the
nation occur
simultaneously,
beginning
precisely at noon
Eastern Time.


Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992
with the donation and laying of 5,000 Christmas wreaths
to Arlington National Cemetery. This became an annual
journey for Mr. Worcester.
It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the
stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow
circulated around the internet. The project received
National attention. Thousands of requests poured in from
all over the country from people wanting to emulate the
Arlington project at their National and State cemeteries
spurred the creation of "Wreaths Across America".
Unable to donate thousands of wreaths to each state, Mr.
Worcester conceived the idea of sending seven wreaths
(one for each branch of the military as well as
POW/MIA). In 2006 with the help of the CAP and other
civic organizations, over 150 locations held wreath laying
ceremonies simultaneously.
The Patriot Guard Riders volunteered as escort for the
wreaths going to Arlington. This began the annual
"Veterans Honor Parade" that travels the east coast in
early December.
By 2007 the requests for more wreaths grew. The
Worcester family established the non-profit group
Wreaths Across America to further promote Veterans
remembrance. The mission Remember, Honor and Teach
characterized the projects goals perfectly.
By 2008 over 300 locations held wreath laying
ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 over seas
cemeteries. Over 100,000 wreaths were placed on
veterans' graves. Over 60,000 volunteers participated.
WAA reached out to thousands of children with the
message of Remember, Honor and Teach. The
importance of honoring each fallen serviceman as an
individual is stressed.


Boot camp grads
Casey Willis and Braxton Jernigan, both of whom
graduated from Suwannee High in June, have completed
U.S. Marine Corps boot camp.
Both graduated Nov. 25, after 12 tough weeks at Parris
Island, S.C. Next up is four weeks at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
for basic combat training.
After that, each will begin his specified training:
Willis will train as a Marine musician (trombonist) at
the Marines' School of Music in Norfolk, Va. for 29
weeks.
Jernigan will train for nine weeks as a Nuclear
Biological and Chemical Specialist at Fort Leonard, Mo.


Casey Willis


Braxton Jernlgan


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A look at


The level design has undergone a rather dramatic overhaul as well, with the Director
(the A.I. that dictated what items were placed where in the first game) having more
control and options than before. It can now change a level's layout significantly or
slightly, along with deciding on broader loadouts of items in more places.


Left 4 Dead 2


By Cody Webb
If that mangled
hand on the cover
is any indication,
everyone's
favorite zombie
apocalypse game
is back and filled
with more gore
than before! That's right,
folks, Left 4 Dead 2 has
released a mere year after
the original (a first for
Valve). The new levels,
characters and zombies
were deemed too big for a
simple expansion pack and
so they've been released
as a full-fledged sequel.
Remember guys, as with
the original, the sequel is
rated M for Mature
because of excessive
violence and all of the
blood associated with it.
Valve made several very
noticeable improvements
to the successful zombie-
killing formula introduced
in the first game, but let's
start with the new
characters. Nick, Ellis,


Obitual


Clarice Marion G
August 27, 19
December 1,

larice Mar
Galloway,
of Live Oa
Florida passed awa
Tuesday, Decembe
2009, at Suwannee
Care in Live Oak f
a courageous battle
cancer. The Poteca
native moved to Li
FL two years ago f
Babson Park, FL.
attended Chowan J
College and trainee
galley for a newspa
Later, she attended
Carolina College a
started teaching. C
taught PE for thirty
Lake Wales High S
and was a member
Polk County Teach
Association. She e
hunting for Indian
heads, hiking on th
Appalachian Trail,
basketry and making


Rochelle and
Coach are total
I chatterboxes,
which is a good
thing and helps
players learn
more about
these four.
Valve took a
step in the right direction
by introducing a story arc:
the four survivors make
their way from Savannah,
Ga. to New Orleans,
instead of the four
seemingly random locales
in the first game. The four
characters are fleshed out
more as a result, allowing
players to know more
about their personalities
and their opinions. Even
the seemingly generic
Coach has a few good
lines to deliver throughout
the game!
The level design has
undergone a rather
dramatic overhaul as well,
with the Director (the A.I.
that dictated what items
were placed where in the


S needle baskets. She loved
I es music and played a guitar
and a dulcimer. She wrote
two poem books and loved
to create in pottery and was
a member of the
Community Presbyterian
Church of Live Oak.
: Survivors include one
sister, Jeannie Skipper,
Live Oak, FL; one nephew,
Robert Skipper; one niece,
Elizabeth Skipper both of
/ Live Oak, FL; two great
nieces and two great
nephews of Live Oak;
ralloway grandmother, Ruby
'37 Jemigan of Ahoskie, NC;
2009 two uncles and a close
family of cousins.
ion Services will be held,
age 72, 10:00 AM Friday, Dec. 4,
ak, 2009 in the Brody Harris
ly Memorial Chapel with Rev.
r 1, Randy Wilding officiating.
Health No plants or flowers
following please. The family would
with rather you make a
asi, NC, contribution to the charity
ve Oak, of your choice or to Haven
rom Hospice, 6037 Hwy 90 W.,
She Lake City, FL 32055.
unior Please sign the
d to type guestbook at
paper. www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.
East net.
nd Harris Funeral Home &
larice Cremations, Inc.,932 N.
years at Ohio Ave., Live Oak, 386-
Ichool 364-5115 is in charge of all
of the arrangements.


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enjoyed
Arrow
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teaching
ng pine


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first game) having more
control and options than
before. It can now change
a level's layout
significantly or slightly,
along with deciding on
broader loadouts of items
in more places. Gone are
the days of going out of
the way just to find
iill liili.. now players are
encouraged to explore to
get better guns or special
ammo. The Director even
has control over some
special situations during
some of the levels, like the
squalls in "Hard Rain."
Sadly, not all the levels are
golden; a couple seem a
bit bland compared to the
rest. (I'm looking at you
"Swamp Fever"!)
The Infected hordes
have also been improved,
featuring more zombies
and more zombie
appearances. You'll still
run into copies, but that's
to be expected with the
number of zombies thrown
at you. Mixed up within


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Concetta "Connie"
Agnes Lynch
December 1, 2009

oncetta "Connie"
Agnes Lynch, 91,
resident of
Gainesville, died Tuesday,
December 1, 2009, in the
North Florida Regional
Medical Center, following
a brief illness.
Mrs. Lynch was a native
of Leominster,
Massachusetts, daughter of
the late Thomas and
Angelina Marafino
Perfetto, lived most of her
life in New York City, and
had moved to north Florida
and to Gainesville in 1992.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 45 years,
Patrick Joseph Lynch.
Mrs. Lynch was a
member of Victory Church,
Micanopy.
Survivors include; her
daughter, Pat (Bill)
Harrison, of Gainesville;
two brothers, Nicholas
Perfetto, and Joseph
Perfetto, both of New York;
one sister, Rita Barr, of


the common Infected are
new "Uncommon"
Infected: Infected that are
given some sort of
advantage, be it through
clothing or mutation.
These range from the
fireproof hazmat-suit
zombies to the bulletproof
riot gear zombies that are
only vulnerable from the
back. They do a great job
of keeping players on their
toes without taking away
from progress. The
Infected now take realistic
damage, which is a big
warning to anyone who is
blood-shy. This game is
not for those with weak
stomachs.
Everybody remembers
the Special Infected from
the first Left 4 Dead,
right? The Boomer,
Hunter, Smoker, Witch
and Tank served as
minibosses designed to
challenge players. Adding
to the challenge are three
new contenders: The
Charger, Jockey and
Spitter. The Charger is
described as a "mini-
Tank" and will do just
what its name implies:
charge you and kill you
quickly. The Jockey is one
of the more irritating


Woodbridge, Va.; Three
Granddaughters, Concetta
Young, of Deland, Mara
Welsh, of Atlanta, and
Kimberly Bonds, of Lake
City; nine great
grandchildren, Joseph
David Todd, II, Ashley
Marie Winger, Nichole
Shea Winger, Eric J.
Welsh, Jr., Ryan Harrison
Young, Arianah Rose
Young, Chase Harrison
Bonds, Camryn Marie
Bonds, Gabriella Grace
Young; one great-great
granddaughter, Savannah


Special Infected, this little
guy likes to jump on your
shoulders and steer you
into traps and danger. The
Spitter is more of a
supporter Special. Alone
she's just a nuisance, but
paired with a Smoker or
Charger, the acid that she
spits can end your game
fast. The original Specials
have undergone small, and
in the Smoker's case
major, visual changes, but
still function the same as
before. Aside from the
Witch, who will now
wander about in daylight
levels.
All of the original game
modes return: Campaign,
Survival and Versus, but
new to L4D2 are the
Scavenge and Realism
modes. In Scavenge, the
survivors are tasked with
filling a generator with gas
cans scattered about the
area to keep a timer from
running out. The Infected
are in charge of messing
with and killing the
survivors as quickly as
they can. They can even
destroy the gas cans. Then
the sides flip and
whichever team keeps
their generator running the
longest wins. Realism


Marie Colon-Feliciano.
Memorial services will
be held on Friday,
December 4, 2009, at 7:00
P. M., in the Victory
Church, 201 North
Highway 441, Micanopy,
FL 32667, with Pastor Bill
DeConna, officiating. In
lieu of flowers, memorial
donations should be made
to Gideon's International,
P O. Box 140800,
Nashville, TN 37214, or to
www.gideons.org.
Williams-Thomas Funeral
Home Downtown, 404


mode is essentially
hardcore Campaign,
taking away the
characters' ad-libs and
forcing players to work
together by actually
speaking. A couple of hits
from a zombie is enough
to incap a player, and
friendly-fire can kill really
fast as well. This mode is
there to challenge the
zombie slaying masters
and to put teamwork at the
forefront like it should be.
All in all, Left 4 Dead 2
has done an amazing job
of improving on
everything the first game
created, although a few
nagging issues remain. It'd
be nice to be able to run
from zombies, and it can
be irritating having to stop
completely when one hits
you. However, it's not that
big of a deal, and with the
greatly-expanded weapon
variety, it is actually more
fun to fight your way
through the hordes. L4D2
gets a well-earned A; now
Valve, can we see Half-
Life 2: Episode Three
soon?
Cody Webb, a 2008
graduate ofSuwannee
High School, lives in Live
Oak.


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editorial board are
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and Robert Bridges,
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OUR VIEW
Suwannee Democrat

About that Question

of the Week...
More than a few expressed puzzlement over our
Nov. 27 Question of the Week, which asked simply,
"Team Edward or Team Jacob?"
The reference is to the movie New Moon, the latest
installment in The T\ ;;../lit Saga. Edward, in both book
and film, is a vampire, his rival Jacob a werewolf. Fans
of the series have taken sides over the years, creating
something of a rivalry of their own. We thought we'd
see which side you were on.
A break from the serious stuff sounded like a good
idea at the time. As it turns out, only 13 people partic-
ipated in our online poll. (Team Edward won, 54-46
percent.)
We'll do our best to stick to more traditional topics
in the future. No guarantees, though.

Congratulations to everybody, past and present, re-
sponsible for the continued success of Christmas on
the Square. The festival, which turns 25 this year, gets
better with age. There's plenty to be proud of here in
Suwannee County, and Christmas on the Square tops
the list.

While we're at it, congrats to the folks who staged
the inaugural Live Oak Lights event at Millennium
Park Saturday. We estimated the crowd at a good 400.
Pretty fair for a first attempt. Hope to see you there
next year.



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Bobby Bowden

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Poll Results (11-27-09)
Team Edward 54% / Team Jacob 46%
This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of
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pate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the
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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 everyone know how you feel as long as
you express yourself in a respectful way.
Note: In written entries to Rant and Rave, errors in
spelling, grammar or punctuation are those of the au-
thors.
MEN
Wouldn't it be great to have a Christmas parade this
year without all the sirens that deafen you and scare the
little ones at the very beginning of the parade. Thanks.
MEN
I want to rant about the ... I want to rave first I want to
rave first about the Community Thanksgiving Service and
how great it was, but then I want to rant that none of the
Southern Baptist Churches were in attendance and I am
very ashamed to say that I am a Southern Baptist. Thank
you.
Just a question for the Rant & Rave contributor regard-
ing the family standing outside looking up at the burned
out house. I was wondering, did you happen to stop and
help that family? Or did you just continue to drive on. It
sounds like you are wearing... well you are not all there
yourself. So take some action and help people and not
complain about personnel who try to put out a fire and do
there job, which is what we expect of them. What do you
expect of yourself?
We will soon be voting for a new state Agriculture
Commissioner. Suwannee County residents should re-
member the beautiful cement plant in our back yard.
When we make a choice or decision we need to find a
commissioner who cares about the needs of the farmer
and homeowner and not someone who might decide to
build another polluting monstrosity here in pristine
Suwannee County. Thank you.

To the person who wrote about the shinny red fire truck
in front of the house that burned on Duval street a few
weeks ago. Speaking from a family whose house burned
in the city, thank God for the city fire department. If you
drove past the house on Duval Street and saw the family
standing out front, why didn't you stop and offer assis-
tance, maybe a phone call or an offer for a meal, or lodg-
ing, who do you think put the fire out on Duval Street?
Do you think that the shinny red fire truck was to make
sure the fire did not blaze up again during the night, in-
stead of sleeping in a nice warm bed. Did you know about
the offer of food from the fire department or the proper
contacts that were made to the agencies in our county for
proper food and lodging. I hope you never have to need
the city fire, but if you do, I think you would have a dif-
ferent appreciation for the people out there that risk their
lives to save our lives and belongings. I feel sorry for you.
Thank you.
MEN
We were at Millennium Park on Saturday night, I would
like to know why the Christmas trees looked horrible, one
tree half the lights weren't lit, the second one the lights
looked like somebody had died. Why didn't they just put
plain white lights up it would have looked more cheerful.
Thank you.
Hey Mr. Mayor what's up with the new Christmas
lights down 129, I went down the road and there was at
least 6 or 7 out, have you ever heard of maintenance??
The city needs to be commended for having it's sewer


Ipave

plans shovel ready. The sewer system in this city is fright-
fully horrible. The money being used is stimulus money.
Remember this as you flush your tea bags.

Now that the city has 5 councilman can we go through
the charade of putting public works out for bid. Has Mr.
Stewart changed his mind it's almost January. Everyone
knows we are hiring OMI back now that the council has 3
votes to do so.
After having read the Democrat online one would think
that all sports at SHS & BHS have ended with the end of
regular season football. This is an embarrassment as a
newspaper to not recognize the other sports at these
schools. What about BHS' playoff game? What about
SHS cross country making the regional meet? This is not
to mention soccer & basketball which is ongoing. Please
try to realize that everything does not revolve around SHS
football. Maybe even have an athlete of the week some-
time that is not an SHS football player, or better yet not a
football player at all.
Editor's note: The stories to which you refer appeared
in our print edition but were not posted online. They
should have been. For the record, Suwannee High swim-
mer Ryne Turner was featured as Athlete of the Week in
our Weds., Nov. 18 edition.
M m
I don't understand why we are having a lighting cere-
mony downtown on Saturday night, when some of the
merchants are already displaying their lights and that goes
for the city also. I just left work at 5:30 and the Christmas
lights are on down Howard Street west. I thought that ac-
cording to the schedule, everyone was supposed to turn
them on at the same time. Correct me if I am wrong.
MEN
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:

We would like to give a shout out to a wonderful
coach. Her name is coach Kathy Wood. She is our swim-
ming coach and some of us have swam with her as our
coach since we were 6 years old, and now we are seniors
at Suwannee High School.
Even though she may have been hard on us and pushed
us past our limits, we love her and are THANKFUL to
her for that. She only wanted the best for us and knew if
she didn't push us, she wouldn't get it.
Coach Wood has also been at the swimming pool with
some of us at 5 a.m. before going to her regular job at the
Intermediate School and then be back there at 3:30 p.m.
to help us get ready for meets against some of our tough-
est competitors. She has taken us to District and Region-
al Swim Meets and stood at the end of the pool and
cheered us on for up to 8 hours at each of these meets.
While she has been our Coach, she has helped some of
us to break individual records as well as relay team
records that have been held for up to 18 years to 20 years.
We would like Coach Wood to know we really do
LOVE YOU and we are THANKFUL for all the time and
effort you have devoted to us as our Swim Coach.
The SHS swim team


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'Keeping


Christ in


Christmas'

Annual celebration
is coming soon
By Stephenie Li i ,*.. *i.,

WS. cor

See vendor application and
contract, Page 9A.
Catch the Christmas spirit
during Branford's holiday
tradition, the 16th annual
"Keeping Christ in Christ-
mas" celebration, on Dec.
12.
The community will come
together as vendors, perform-
ers, the young and the old
gather at Hatch Park to cele-
brate the season and all its
meaning.
"This event is to remind
people of the true meaning
of Christmas," said Bruce
Arnold, of Beachville Advent
Church. The festival and pa-
rade is sponsored by Bran-
ford Area Inter-Church Min-
istry.
"BAICM is a non-profit.
We sponsor the Easter sun-
rise service, Community
Thanksgiving dinner, Keep-
ing Christ in Christmas and
we provide the Pregnancy
Crisis Center," said Debbie
Yates, a year-in, year-out
volunteer.
Booths will open at 10
a.m. and remain open all day
until 4 p.m.
"We'll have food, crafts
booths, and even little league
sign ups," said Yates. Unique
crafts, pottery, quilting and
down-home cooking' give the
day a special, laid-back feel.
"We'll have an 'any way you
like it' hotdog stand, hula
hoops, art...," said Yates.
"Even 'hog on a log' spon-
sored by the SSA."
This year Santa Claus will


SEE KEEPING, PAGE 9A


A 21 st century approach



to learning in Branford


Getting into the rhythm of things.
- Courtesy photos

Submitted

Afternoons at Branford High
School are anything but quiet. The
students who choose to stay for the
21st Century Community Learning
Centers afterschool program are en-
gaged, learning and having fun. After
the first hour of homework, mentor-
ing, and tutoring, you might find stu-
dents and teachers, playing ball in
the courtyard, planting radishes in


the garden, playing guitar, learning
to read nutrition labels or carving ce-
ramic tiles. You can bet they are
NOT home vegging in front of the
TV or the same old video game.
Parents are invited to come to the
BHS media center Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.
to get a glimpse of the program and
gain some valuable information con-
cerning the Internet. Refreshments
and door prizes will be a part of the
evening.


Terrorist drill looked like the real thing

Scott E. Jewett, son of Paula Jewett of Branford, was up to the challenge


Army 2nd Lt. Scott E.
Jewett was one of more
than 4,000 military and
civilian participants
who recently participat-
ed in the joint training
exercise "Vibrant Re-
sponse," at Camp Atter-
bury's Joint Maneuver
Training Center, along
with the nearby Mus-
catatuck Urban Training
Center, and its sur-
rounding communities
in southern Indiana.
- Courtesy photo


By Dona Fair


CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. "There's just been a
terrorist attack of a 10-ton nuclear device explosion
in downtown Indianapolis, and the surviving town on
the outskirts needs immediate emergency aid re-
sponse," was the call that jolted the son of a Branford
woman into action.
Luckily for Army 2nd Lt. Scott E. Jewett, son of
Paula Jewett of N.W. First Ave., Branford, the call
wasn't for a real terrorist attack, but for a federal
emergency response exercise called "Vibrant Re-
sponse." The week-long exercise simulated a terrorist
nuclear attack in the United States, and required our


nation's military from all services, along with local
and state first responders to quickly be put into ac-
tion.
Jewett was one of more than 4,000 military and
civilian participants who recently converged on Camp
Atterbury's Joint Maneuver Training Center, along
with the nearby Muscatatuck Urban Training Center,
and its surrounding communities in southern Indiana
to test their emergency response capabilities.
"My role during 'Vibrant Response' is to ensure
that the 716th Military Police Battalion is able to de-
ploy anywhere in North America with everything that


SEE TERRORIST, PAGE 8A


Talk about creative architecture. This "log" cabin is held to-
gether with chocolate.


BaKing up a pie.


SEE MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 8A


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A little gardening.


Scene from a skit.
- Courtesy photos


In the garden.


A parent participates.


Buccaneer

mini-camp

All 6th through 8th grade boys interested
in basketball.
When: Saturday, Dec. 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 12
Where: BHS gym
Concession stand will be open to purchase drinks
during breaks.
Camp will be working on individual fundamentals
during the 9 to 10:30 block and games from the
10:30 till 12 block.




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Just having fun.


Mary Ward of the county health department talks nutrition.


Hatch Bend
Apostolic Church
Pastor Steve Boyd
Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125
Sunday Worship.................1....10:00 a.m.
Wednesday................................ 7:30 p.m.
525198-F
Branford United
Methodist Church
Lerbie Alligood
935-1653
Sunday
Sunday School.............................9:30 a.m.
Church Service..........................10:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study...............................5:30 p.m.
525199-F
Burlington Santa Fe
Church of Christ
Evangelist Ken Campbell
935-1532
Bible School.......................1.....10:00 a.m.
Worship Service.........................11:00 a.m.
Bible Hour.................................. 5:00 p.m.
Worship Service..........................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Bible Study.........................7:00 p.m.
525200-F
Living Springs
Family Worship Center
Pastor Charles Istre
Church 935-1713
www.livingspringsfwc.org
Sunday School............................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Family Night & OPEN Youth
Ministries
Dinner..................................... 5:30 p.m.
Service ........................................7:00 p.m .
525202-F
Branford Church
Of God
Pastor G. Dale Dansby
Church 935-6806
Sunday School.............................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship..................0:45 a.m.
Evening Worship.......................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Mid-week Service..............7:00 p.m.
525203-F
San Juan Catholic Mission
Reverand Sebastian George
For information call
935-2632
Sunday Mass.................................. 9:30 a.m.
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 .
W orship.................................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible Study................7:00 p.m.
525201-F


McCall's Chapel
7755 S. SR 349, Branford, FL 32008
935-0595
Sunday School................................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service...........................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Bible Study........................7:00 p.m.
525210-F
First Baptist Church
Gordon Keller, Pastor
Church 935-1363
Sunday School...........................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.................1....10:15 a.m.
Youth Discipliship..........................5:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening...........................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Prayer Meeting....................6:30 p.m.
525212-F








Pinemount Baptist Church
US 129 South (Across from the S&S Store)
P.O. Box 129, McAlpin, FL
386-362-5634
Nursery provided for each worship service
Worship and Fellowship Opportunities
of the Week
Pastor: Matthew Barker
SUNDAY
Bible School............................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship..................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship........................6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Family Night Supper.................6:00 p.m.
AWANA Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting..........................7:00 p.m.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together..but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 558125-F

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.
558127-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.CR500 558126-F


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Food for Thought

What Sin Can Do!
Today, we have many enemies. Of these
enemies, sin is number one. Sometimes men put
false labels on sin. We might try to justify sin or
even water it down. We must understand there is a
consequence to sin [Rom. 6:23]. What does sin
do?
1) Sin Enslaves Us: Rom. 6:16 and John 8:34
tells us we can become a servant of sin.
2) Sin Spots Us: James 1:27 tells us sin spots us
or makes us unclean. In the story of the Prodigal
Son we see where sin contaminated him [Luke
15:11-32].
3) Sin Scars Us: Someone once said, "Sin is like
smallpox, if it doesn't kill you, it will mostly likely
scar you for life." David remembered his sins [Psa.
51], Paul, too, remembered his sin [I Tim. 1:15].
4) Sin Separates Us: In Isaiah 59 the Jews were
calling upon God in prayer. They questioned
God's ability to help. The wondered if His arm
was too short to help them. You see, the problem
wasn't with God, it was with man. Sin severs
fellowship with God. Sin will take you further
than you want to go, cost you more than you want
to pay and keep you longer than you want to stay!

Ken Campbell, Evangelist
Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ
525102-F


Studying a label for info on exactly what's inside.


Terrorist drill looked

like the real thing


Continued From Page 7A

they need," said Jewett,
who is a military police
officer at Fort Campbell,
Ky.
With an underground
tunnel system, nine miles
of roads, and more than
120-plus buildings, which
included a hospital, nurs-
ing home, parking garages,
power plant, schools, and
a police station, Mus-
catatuck was the perfect
location for this training


event. Burning vehicles
and garbage, rubbage
piles, emergency sirens,
and lots of smoke from
fog machines and smoke
candles, made the training
center look like it had in-
deed been the site of a nu-
clear disaster. Role play-
ers were hired to portray
survivors, and moulage
experts made the injuries
and ailments that they
would receive by surviv-
ing such an incident look
as realistic as possible.


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Keeping Christ in Christmas


Vendor Application and Contract


PRIMARY CONTACT NAME:

BUSINESSNAME:

ADDRESS:


CITY:


STATE


ZIP


COMPANY:


HOME PHONE:

TAX NUMBER:

EMAIL ADDRESS:


Please note:


BUSINESS PHONE:


* To receive a space a current copy of your tax number must be included. If we do not receive a
tax Number we will be unable to assign a space.
* Spaces are given on a first come first served basis.
* No vendor will be allowed to break down until closing for that day, which is 4 PM.
* Spaces are 10 X 12
* No generators will be allowed within the park without prior written approval by the committee.
Only specially adapted generators that create no more noise than an idling vehicle will be
approved.


Please indicate how many spaces you will need. The cost of a space is $20.00:


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Keeping Christ

in Christmas


Continued From Page 7A

also make an appearance
at Hatch Park, entertaining
children and posing for
photos.
There will be musical
entertainment throughout
the day by the contempo-
rary gospel band Main-
stream. Local singers, in-
cluding Jessie Lynn Kelly
and Malynn Moses, will
also give special perfor-
mances throughout the
day. In addition, the Bran-
ford High School band
will perform at 2 p.m. The
parade begins at 1 p.m.
and will include commu-
nity floats as well as the
BHS marching band. The
parade starts at Buccaneer
Stadium, travels down US
129 and Houston Street,


ending at Hatch Park.
The "Keeping Christ in
Christmas" festival and
parade was initiated by the
late pastor Charles
Ketchum of the United
Methodist Church in
Branford. "He just wanted
to bring people together
and keep the true meaning
of Christmas alive," said
Yates. And for nearly two
decades the Branford
church community, com-
prised of several different
denominations, has come
together each year to orga-
nize the event.
Whether you are a
Branford native or from
out of town, everyone is
invited to spend the day at
Hatch Park and enjoy the
holiday season with this
festive celebration.


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REVIVAL MEETINGS


Peace Baptist Church


"The Old Time Country Church"
7794 S. E. US Hwy 27
Branford, FL 32008
Telephone 386-935-4681

Pastor T. L. Holton, Sr.
Assoc. Pastor Vernon Welkner

"...because thou hast left thy first love."
Revelation 2:4

If you are not walking as close to God as you once
did, or if you have never known God in a personal way,
come to these meetings and see what God has for YOU!
Dr. E. V. (Gene) Coons, staff evangelist of Peace Bap-
tist Church, will be preaching revival services starting on
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., and nightly at 7 p.m. through
Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Bro. Gene, former pastor of Hope Baptist Church,
Theresa, FL for over 14 years, has now gone into full-



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During his pastorate at Hope Baptist many souls were
added to the kingdom of God and much growth was ex-
perienced, including a Christian school Grades K-12.
Bro. Gene has over 35 years of preaching experience, 23
years as pastor, 9+ years as evangelist and two years as
lay preacher. He has recently been filling in as interim
pastor at Horseshoe Beach.
If you can say "yes" to the following questions: Does
America need revival?
Does Branford need revival?
Do I need revival in my own heart?
Ask yourself "Can I afford to miss these meetings?"
For further information, call the church office. Nursery
will be provided for each service.
"7., S; t' s 0s-- :0 _' '- ',
, Look around town for gifts lying around
' They may be here they may be there
SJust look everywhere!
SIt's finder's, keepers, no strings
to be found
SBecause from now 'til Christmas Eve
Live Oak Jewelry has hidden gifts
Small over town
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Have a Merry Christmas,
a great New Year's Eve
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The Miss Majestic Pageant definitely lived up to its
theme, "A Red Carpet Affair."
The event, held recently at the Suwannee High
auditorium, began with impersonations of Jay-Z and
Beyonce by the reigning queen, Raven Weise. The night
progressed with musical dance tributes to Michael
Jackson.
The entertainment gave the crowd a surge of energy as
Danielle Reed sang "Natural Woman" by the Queen,
Aretha Franklin. The mime group Prophetic Expression
lifted your soul and the ladies of Tri-Hi-Y grooved to the
island sounds.
As the pageant climax, a new set of queens were
crowned.
Miss Majestic 2009 is Miss Tociona Anderson and
Little Miss Majestic 2009 is Miss Kailah Henderson.
1st runners up were Miss Maya Roundtree and Miss
V'Kaylynn Ward.
2nd runners up were Miss Casey Cason (Miss
Congeniality) and Miss Laci Laycock.
We are already :. I-;I*,, toward bigger and better
;iiir... for next year's event. If you have 3. "'"*.' ladies
interested in (.. -r"/'. i;n:. please contact Calvin Sneed at
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Miss Majestic 2009 Tociona Anderson, overcome with
emotion on learning she had won. Photos: Fred Starling


ABOVE: Elijah Henderson of the group Prophetic Expres-
sions on stage.
LEFT: Miss Majestic 2009 Tociona Anderson and Little Miss
Majestic 2009 Kailah Henderson.


Christmas on the

Square's 24th

annual car show

& toys for

Sparky's Kids

Christmas on the Square
Time: 7:30 a.m. 2:00
p.m.
Place: Christmas on the
Square 7:30 a.m. 11:00
a.m.
Registration is free.
Bring one toy per car.
Classes:
Classic Cars
Classic Trucks
Street Rods
Muscle Cars
Tuner Class
Race Cars
Old Farm
Tractors
If you want to show it,
bring it!
There will be no judging
on classes. This car show is
to benefit the children who
may not receive a Christ-
mas present this year. Let's
help those children so they
can have a wonderful
Christmas! How many toys
can we raise this year? Last
year we raised 1,630 toys.
We helped 326 children, 5
toys per child, have a joy-
ous Christmas. We look
forward to helping many
more children this year.
With your help we can ac-
complish something won-
derful.
For more information
contact, Alan B'dcnul,,I Qh
(386) 590-0595.


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Come and celebrate a rockin' little Christmas with us on Saturday,
Dec. 5, in historic downtown Live Oak. While shopping for the one
of a kind, handcrafted Christmas gift, visitors to the 25th annual


Christmas on the Square
can enjoy good food, fun
for young and old alike,
and, of course, a L


visit with Santa.
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so bundle up and have
your coffee and a funnel cake with us. We
look forward to seeing you.



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"The McGranahans were selected by members
of the parade committee for their long standing
dedication, involvement and business contribu-
tions to Suwannee County," said Roy Crain, pa-
rade chairman.
"Mr. McGranahan has been active in the com-
munity, Rotary, and the Chamber of Commerce
for many years, serving two terms as director,"
Crain said.
Bob and Frances say they consider it a "real
privilege" to be chosen to lead the parade proces-
sion.
"It's a surprise and a great honor for Frances
and I, and our family," Bob said.
Bob became a member of the Suwannee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce in 1972. He has served
Rotary for over 40 years, and served 8 years in
the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves.
He became a certified pest control operator in
1965, taking on the role as vice president and
manager of Pete Clements Pest Control in Ft.
Lauderdale. In 1970, he became President of the
Florida Pest Control Association.


how I met Bob."
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how I met Bob."
Frances handles accounting for the business.
The couple has been married for 47 years, and
have one daughter, Melissa Lee.
Melissa is the vice president of operations at
the family business, and Jeff, her husband, serves
as vice president and technical director. Bob and
Frances are blessed with three grandchildren:
Sarah Beth, 8; Georgia 5; and 1-year-old Cooper.
Little has changed since the early days of ex-
terminating pests, Bob said.
"It's changed more in a technical sense. We use
much safer chemicals, safer application methods
and all."
Eventually, Bob said, he'll turn the business
over to his daughter and son-in-law, but not yet.
"It keeps me busy," he said. "We currently em-
ploy 38 workers and serves 13 counties."
In his spare time, Bob enjoys deer and turkey
hunting. The family owns a 900-acre pine tree
farm, and 500 acres of cow pasture and hay field.
"I'm just normal," Bob said. "We're just a hard-
working family."


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December 5, 2009
8 a.m. 2 p.m.


Registration: 8 a.m.
10 a.m.
Cost: $10 per entry
Judging starts at NOON *
Don't miss it!!


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


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Games, Men's Gifts,
Unique Greeting Cards
and Much More
Come see us, we're located
in the Village Square at
Advent Christian Village
Open Mon.-Sat.
8 a.m. 5 p.m.
658-5771 565490-F


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


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Millennium Park
and get your
picture taken with


Santa


There will


be bounce tents,
obstacle courses,
and much, much


more.


Come out


and have a great
time.
See you there!!!


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

Schedule of Events


Saturday. Dec. 5


2009


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


C Christmas on the Square *
SEntertainment Schedule 2009 *
S9am-10am Sharon's School of Dance
* 10:15-10:45 Suwannee Spirit Cheer 6
S 11am-12pm The Dance Shop
12:15-1:00 Blush Dance Company
1:00-1:25 Suwannee Elementary
O School O
S1:25-1:50 Christ Central Praise Team
2:00-2:20 Papa Ross and Dominion
2:20-2:35 1St United Methodist
* Church Hand Bell Choir *
2:45-2:50 1st United Methodist
Church Choir
* 2:50 2:55 Cynthia Bingaman
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Business


The newest shop at the Village Square, where customers are encouraged to get a treat from "Chauncy," in the




Riverside Gifts now



open at Advent



Christian Village


lower left corner.


Submitted
Riverside Gifts is now open at Advent Christian Village
in Dowling Park. Located in the Village Square, the
quaint shop offers unique gifts including travel books,
children's books, toys, games, hand crafted jewelry, totes,
men's gifts, clocks and other various gifts of distinction.
It is another example of a service to Advent Christian
Village that is made possible by the many volunteers who
give of their time. A team of volunteers headed up by
Herb and Emelie Horsley runs Riverside Gifts. The
Horsleys are no stranger to the retail gift business, as they
owned and operated a shop in Vero Beach for 25 years
before moving to Advent Christian Village. As with all
Village retail shops, the proceeds go to benefit the
ministries of Advent Christian Village.
The Village Square at Advent Christian Village is
located in Dowling Park, just off of CR250 or CR136.


RIGHT: Emelie Horsley holds a Bundy duck decoy, one of
the items sold at Riverside Gifts at Advent Christian Village.
John Bundy of Indiana hand carves the decoys from Min-
nesota cedar. He adds the color to the tree while it is still
growing, then the colors appear as he carves.
- Photos: Submitted


New income opportunities


for timberland owners
JASPER Timberland owners now have the opportunity to earn
additional revenue from their timberlands through the Carbon Credit
Market. This market, established on a voluntary basis in the United
States, provides an opportunity for the mitigation of green house gas
production by large manufacturers, utilities, green conscious companies
and individuals while providing an excellent source of income for forest
owners.
Trees naturally capture and store carbon dioxide from the air. One
metric ton of stored C02 equals one carbon credit. Currently, carbon
credits are being traded for between $4.00 and $6.00 each through
Fortibus Ag, LLC of Jasper. With a conservative production estimate of 4
credits per acre on timberland, landowners have the opportunity to realize
significant additional income without changing their current operations.
Fortibus Ag, a certified carbon credit aggregator affiliated with
Southeast Carbon Management, LLC of Enterprise, Florida, is providing
landowners access to this market locally and throughout the southeast
United States. With contract terms ranging from 3 to 5 years, Fortibus is
able to offer income on trees as young as 1 year old, capitalizing on the
hidden income potential of premerchantable timber as well as mature
stands.
"We are excited about helping our friends with timber tracts enter the
expanding and profitable carbon credit market," said Dean Papapetrou,
managing member of Fortibus Ag. "Our full service team, with Southeast
Carbon Management, offers our clients the entire spectrum of services
needed to identify, capture, verify, and market the carbon credits
produced on their timberlands"
Fortibus Ag, an affiliate of Fortibus, Inc., provides its clients in-depth,
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Mercantile Bank kicks off 12 Days

of Christmas Charity program


GAINESVILLE Mercantile Bank has
announced the kickoff of the bank's 12
Days of Christmas Charity program. The
program is a community-level effort to
raise support for local charities in each of
the markets the bank serves. Through
Saturday, Dec. 12, Mercantile Bank branch
offices will collect donations of money and
goods to be given to local charities chosen
by each market. The charity chosen for the
Gainesville Region is Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation.
Mercantile Bank has a long history of
giving back to the community, and in the
spirit of the holiday season, their employees
will partner with customers to support their
neighbors in need. Last year, the program
raised more than $27,000 for local charities.
For more information about the
Mercantile Bank 12 Days of Christmas,
please visit your local i.. I, i l. Bank
branch office.
About Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps
Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect


new, unwrapped toys during October,
November and December each year, and
distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to
needy children in the community in which
the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to
deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a
message of hope to less fortunate
youngsters that will assist them in
becoming responsible, productive, patriotic
citizens.
About The South Financial Group
The South Financial Group is a bank
holding company focused on serving small
businesses, middle market companies, and
retail customers in the Carolinas and
Florida. At September 30, 2009, it had
approximately $12.3 billion in total assets
and 177 branch offices. TSFG operates
Carolina First Bank, which conducts
banking operations in North Carolina and
South Carolina (as Carolina First Bank), in
Florida (as Mercantile Bank), and on the
Internet (as Bank CaroLine). Investor
information is available at
www.thesouthgroup.com.


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Ag stop reveals

infectious outbreak


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
The seizure of more than
500 infected citrus plants
by Suwannee County agri-
cultural officers last month
prevented the spread of a
citrus canker outbreak in
Lake County, say state offi-
cials.
Gary A. Mahon, 31, and
his mother, Shelby A. Ma-
hon, 61, were arrested Nov.
20 on charges of trying to
sell the infected trees, ac-
cording to a press release
from Agricultural and Con-
sumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson.
Gary Mahon was report-
edly hauling more than 500
citrus trees in a rental truck
when he was detained at
the West US 90 agricultural
inspection station in
Suwannee County in Octo-
ber. Upon inspection, offi-
cers determined that the
nursery permit number for


the trees was made up and
the trees had come from an
unregistered nursery.
Inspectors from the
Dept. of Agriculture's Divi-
sion of Plant Industry were
called to the scene and de-
termined that the trees were
infected with citrus canker.
The report states the rental
truck was sealed and Gary
Mahon was ordered to re-
turn the trees to their origi-
nal location.
An investigation by
Bronson's office and DPI
reportedly revealed that the
trees came from the Ma-
hon's Clermont nursery.
The nursery is currently
under quarantine due to the
citrus canker outbreak.
The two were placed un-
der arrest by Lake County
officials and booked into
the Lake County Jail on a
$2,000 bond. They were
additionally charged with
the improper use of a nurs-
ery tag.


Rabies alert issued here


Continued From Page 1A

Pamela Blackmon, Suwan-
nee County Health Depart-
ment administrator, in a
formal notice.
"All citizens, especially
those within a one mile ra-
dius of State Road 349 near
144th Street are asked to
maintain a heightened
awareness that rabies is ac-
tive in the county," said
Michael Mitchell, Environ-
mental Health Director for
the department.
"The whole county
should be aware because
rabies is not a thing to take
lightly."
Residents are asked to
avoid contact with free
roaming domestic or wild
animals, not to leave pet
food outside and to secure
outside garbage in covered
containers to avoid attract-
ing wild animals. Local pet
owners are advised to con-
tact their veterinarian to
make sure their dogs, cats
and ferrets have current ra-
bies vaccinations. Folks are
asked not to feed roaming
domestic or wild animals.
According to the release,
law enforcement and ani-
mal control officials will be
checking to ensure that all
dogs, cats and captive wild
mammals are confined to
their owner's premises.
Confinement should be by
fence, cage, on leashes or
inside living quarters or re-
lated buildings.
The alert ends 60 days
from the release date unless
another incident occurs
within the area. Please con-
tact local veterinarians for


Second dose of H1N1 vaccines scheduled for grades Pre-K-5


By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com


The Suwannee County Health Department has re-
leased a follow-up schedule for students grades Pre-
K-5 who received their first H1N1 shot back in No-
vember. As noted in a previous article, younger children
are required to receive a second dose of the vaccine to
help build their immunity. Shots will be administered at
the start of school on the following dates:


Dec. 7 Suwannee Intermediate School
Dec. 8 Suwannee Elementary School
Dec. 9 Branford Elementary School
Dec. 11 Suwannee Primary School

Anyone who wishes to get an H1N1 shot should vis-
it the health department Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-11
a.m. or 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.


Tobacco Free



Suwannee Meeting

December 10, 2009 5:30 PM

Suwannee Coalition Office
813 Pinewood Dr SW Live Oak, Florida


Our Gue


questions regarding the Speaking
health of an animal.

SRWM D Brian Cody has b
Governing both in Florida
Board to meet
Board to meet working with the $
in Bronson
Submitted he was a student
The Suwannee River Wa- with state toba
ter Management District's
Governing Board will meet Georgia, Arkansas
Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. at working on his Ph
Bronson Town Hall, 650
Oak St., Bronson. (352- has continued as
486-2354). The meeting is tobacco program
to consider District business
and conduct public hearings local Suwanl
on regulatory and land ac-
All are welcor
quisition matters. A work-
shop with the Levy County
Commissioners will follow
the Governing Board meet-
ing. All meetings, work-
shops and hearings are open
to the public.

SHS School Advisory
Council meeting
The next meeting of the School Advisory Council for
Suwannee High School will be Thursday, December 10,
at 6 p.m. It will be held in the Student Activities room at
the high school.
All interested students, parents, teachers and commu-
nity members that would like to participate and become
involved in Suwannee High School are invited to attend.


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SUWANNEE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER


'Loving pets for you'


booth (Suwannee County
Animal Shelter Bake Sale)
and buy some of the baked
goods we'll have for sale.
Buy desert to enjoy after
you buy your dinner in the
food court section, or buy
something to take home,
maybe even freeze for the
upcoming holiday party or
dinner you'll be having ...
one less thing you'll have
to be bothered with.
The Suwannee County
Animal Shelter is located
eight miles south of Live
Oak, just off US 129 on the
same road as the big
county landfill. Hours are


By Ana Smith
First of all, thanks to all
the folks who chose this
past Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday nights to come
to the Spirit Of The
Suwannee to drive through
the 2-mile long lane of
Christmas Lights. A
portion of the proceeds
from those nights will be
donated to our shelter and
will go a long way to
helping our furry residents
through the coming
months. And next Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday
nights more of our
volunteers will be on hand
again, so we hope you will
choose one of those nights
to take your families,
especially the children, to
see the terrific scenes
sponsored by so many of
our businesses. The gates
down Christmas Lane open
about 6 p.m., and at the end
of your ride you can visit
the gift shop and enjoy
some hot chocolate and
cookies before you head
home. You'll have a good
time, and you'll be helping
our shelter animals, as well.
On Dec. 19 we will be at
the Lake City Mall from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m., so please
stop by and visit our tables.
We hope to have some of
our adoptable cats and
kittens, dogs and puppies,
ready to go home with you.
We'll also have
informational material to
hand out and T-shirts for
sale.
We have so many
animals right now we
sincerely hope that, if you
are thinking about getting a
new pet for your family
anytime soon, you'll make
it a point come by our
shelter and visit our furry
residents. And if you have
not yet decided on a
charitable organization to
support this Christmas, we
hope you'll come by and
visit with us. We are
constantly filled to
overflowing with animals
in need of not just a
permanent, loving home,
but supplies of dog and cat
food, cat litter, and all
kinds of cleaning supplies.
At this time of year we also
appreciate donations of
towels and blankets for our
smaller animals to sleep on.
Of course, if you have
anything animal related
that we can use, it is all
appreciated. It goes without
saying, cash donations are
always greatly appreciated,
and are tax deductible.
And while you browse
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The Santa Shop

needs your help


It is time to start planning for the Santa Shop. Last
year, with a community effort, the Santa Shop provided
gifts to more than 200 students in the Students in
Transition program at Suwannee County Schools. All
the
leftover donations, toys and gifts were donated to
Sparky's Toy Drive.
The need in our community is growing, so the Santa
Shop is growing, too.
This year, we plan to provide toys & gifts for the
Suwannee County Schools
Students in Transition (approximately 180 students at
this time), children at Guardian Ad Litem (280 children),
and all the leftovers will be given to Sparky's Toy Drive
at the Live Oak Fire Department (Sparky's usually
provides gifts for approximately 400 children).
We need toys and gifts for school-age children (4 to 18
years).
With all of us pulling together, we can meet the needs
of MANY children in Suwannee County!
Please talk to your clubs, businesses, churches, etc. to
get involved!
For more information please contact Lisa Garrison at
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sition and those registered with Guardian
ad Litem not to feel left out this holiday
season. The local community is encour-
aged to donate gifts, said Lisa Garrison,
homelessness program liaison for the
school system.
"We need more gifts," she urged.
Those interested in helping are asked to
provide a "gift for a boy or girl ages 4
years old to high school age," Garrison
said.
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be able to provide."
Students considered as unaccompanied
youth (usually older teenagers) will be
given a $50 Wal-Mart gift card for the
holiday, Garrison said.
The Suwannee Drug Free Coalition has
stepped in to purchase Christmas shop-
ping bags and the Youth Leadership Ini-
tiative will provide wrapping paper for
the Santa Shop event.
Volunteers will be on hand
to wrap presents, and Suwan-
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for Children, said there are at least 60
kids with Guardian ad Litem caregivers
locally. Guardian ad Litem is a program
through which community volunteers are
appointed to speak on behalf of children
who might otherwise lack a voice.
For three days in mid-December, the
parents of students in transition and
guardians, by invitation, will have the
chance to shop for their children.
"The ownership goes back to the par-
ents, so that in a way they get to enjoy the
holiday just as much as the kids," Garri-
son said.
Williams agreed.
"We try to identify those who are the
most needy," she said. "Without the San-


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terested in donating have until Dec. 14 to
drop off gifts at several locations around
town including: African Baptist Church,
any of Suwannee's public schools, the
school board office, the Sheriff's Office,
and the Guardian ad Litem office on
Howard Street next to the Suwannee De-
mocrat. All donated gifts will be trans-
ported to the Santa Shop.
Leftover donations will be given to
Sparky's Toy Drive at the Live Oak Fire
Department.
For more information or ways to help
contact Lisa Garrison at 647-4623, her
assistant Debra Ross at 647-4628, Tam-
mie Williams at 364-7720 or Missy Nor-
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The main character in young Stevenson Johnson's
comics is more than memorable he's a role model


Continued From Page 1A

Tuesday at SMS, as he
reached into his backpack
and pulled out his collec-
tion of self-illustrated com-
ic books and comic strips.
During the summer, in-
stead of going out and
playing like other kids his
age, Stevenson stayed in-
side and worked hard to
create his first full-length
comic book, Collins said.
Stevenson has spent
countless hours perfecting
his comic book and comic
strips that revolve around a
main character he calls
"Joshua Hill."
"He's a very happy,
cheerful, brave Christian
character," Stevenson said.
"The Lord is my inspira-
tion, sir. God gave me this
gift."
Reading the first line of
Stevenson's comic book,
it's easy to see what makes
Joshua Hill different from
other characters: "Hello,
kids. I'm Joshua. I'm about
to tell you a story about do-
ing the right thing when
someone does a mean thing
to you."
Stevenson said he tries to
live his life like his charac-
ters by "not doing evil for
evil."
The character Joshua
Hill uses Bible scriptures to
appeal to other kids, and
tries to do good to others,
despite at times being treat-


ed unkindly, Stevenson
said.
Marilyn Johnson,
Stevenson's mother, said
she is especially proud of
her son.
"He's a humble child,
and an obedient child," she
said. "Growing up in Tam-
pa, Steven," as she calls
him, "was in speech thera-
py, and mostly struggled
with his math. I try to teach
him to focus on his reading
more, so that he can learn
to speak more correctly."
Stevenson attended
school in Madison before
moving to Live Oak in
2008.
"All the kids were buy-
ing his comics in Madison
for $1," Ms. Johnson said.
"He'll draw pictures of
your plants on the table,
and he even drew a picture
of a classmate's' mother
while in Madison. It does-
n't take him long to do it at
all."
Where Stevenson lacks
in comprehension and
communication abilities,
he makes up with his art-
work, warm personality
and excellent grades. He is
a student in Melissa
Cameron's advanced art
class at SMS.
"I think he's just a prodi-
gy," Cameron said. "He's
very sharing, very eager,
and always asks other stu-
dents about things they're
working on. He's just a


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great student, and I hope
that one day he finds work
in the field doing what he
loves."
During the chat,
Cameron peeked in to re-
mind Stevenson to try his
best and make it to 6th pe-
riod. He had an art project
due before the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday.
"Yes ma'am," Stevenson
assured her.
Intrigued by Stevenson's
artwork and comic strips,
Collins said she contacted a
publisher in Ithaca, N.Y.
searching for ways to help
Stevenson better develop
his talent.
"Stevenson is able to
draw the same character
with different facial ex-
pressions, which I was told
is a real talent for an artist,"
Collins said.
Inspired, Collins took
the pages of Stevenson's
work and had them bound
locally at a professional
print shop.
"We're hoping he will
eventually be able to sell
his comics at local shops
and Christian bookstores,"
Collins said. "His goal in
life is to help his family."
As Christmas approach-
es, Stevenson said he only
has one wish.
"I'm trying to get an art
table...I don't have a table
at home to draw on," he
said.
Stevenson uses pencils,
gel ink pens and black
markers to create his
comics. Once finished, he
protects the delicate pages
with clear page protector
sheets.
With one comic book to
his name, and another in
the works, Stevenson said,
the overall message he
hopes other kids take from
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Happy


now?

Sportabout
By Tom Daniels

Call it what
you will but
Bobby Bowden
got fired. A lot
of Seminole /
fans are happy
to get rid of an
80-year-old coach. Many of
them have only a recollection
of the past few seasons. If
you were 12 years old when
Bowden started coaching at
FSU you are now 46. Bobby
Bowden was 46 when he
began coaching at FSU. Most
of those wanting his
"retirement" are probably the
younger fans. The older ones
may soon be in Bowden's
position. What have you done
for me lately. It seems with
the resources of an FSU this
divorce could have ended
more amicably. Perhaps the
position of Coach Emeritus
should be created.
This just in, Tiger Woods is
human. Before dismissing
Tiger's story we have had
congressmen take thousands
of dollars while doing their
own Abscam investigations.
What President hasn't been
accused of an affair? Kobe
Bryant seems to be forgiven
for his antics and doesn't
Michael Vick have an NFL
job? If reporting 80 years ago
was what it is today Babe
Ruth baseball would
probably be Lou Gehrig. The
Babe chased more than fly
balls. Ty Cobb might have
ended up in prison and
Mickey Mantle would have
been just another good
Yankee. The great thing
about Tiger is this will all be
forgotten after he wins the
next four tournaments he
enters.
His wife's memory will
probably last a little longer.
Brett Favre has defied
father time. The Minnesota
Vikings have been
unstoppable. It looks like
Aaron Rodgers and the Green
Bay Packers may also make
the playoffs. Who is happy in
the NFC North? Did San
Diego make the right move
three years ago when they let
Drew Brees go?
Last time I checked,
franchise QB Jay Cutler was
stinking up the joint for Da
Bears. Kyle Orton (who?)
has the Denver Broncos as
the top Wild Card.
The Los Angeles Angels
voted Nick Adenhart's family
a full playoff share $140,000.
Adenhart, a rookie, was
tragically killed in a car
accident last year. A class act
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\Il\ .I.licc I II.li \..i h .I 'al .'111 23 other schools at the Ocala Forest
IIl.I \lchi I \\ic'ilillii h l'iii.inlent in Ocala Nov. 28. The 'Dogs out-
v ic-ilAd. I ) .nili bl I Iisi. place 187-174.
\\c I dc iiii.ickl chililding," said coach David Laxton. "We
l 11nl', II.i c h IINl .cIII .i ... light now we are just trying to get bet-
Il c'\ c 'I. d.i' \\c hI ,kcd .. little rough at the Classic, but the
pII~a'lill' c ll Iic IIc', c'c .in improvement."
1 hc Ill .I l cr.nle h.ibak home with four champions: John
h l..iiin-lii 1 1411 Ihs I. .hIc McMillan (215), Jamie Alvarado (285)
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R.J. Cline readies for a pin.


'Dogs to compete in
By Jeff Waters
The Bulldogs travel to Plant City
today to compete in the Durant tour-
nament.
Coach David Laxton said more than
30 schools will participate, making
this one of the toughest matches of
the year for the 'Dogs.
"We're pumped up about it, but it is
going to be really tough," said Lax-
ton.


i Durant this weekend
Laxton's son, Travis Laxton (112
lbs.) will face rival Earl Hall, provid-
ed they both make the finals. Laxton
defeated Hall last year. Hall, of Mia-
mi South Dade High School, Division
3A, was the returning state champ last
year and was ranked all state number
one and nationally number two before
Laxton beat him 5-4.
The tournament begins at 3 p.m.
and continues Saturday.


Bulldogs down Ft. White


By Jeff Waters
The Suwannee High School boys
basketball team tripped up district foe
Ft. White Monday, Nov. 23, in their
first game of the season, 84-73.
Coach James Perry said he and the
guys are energized this year and have
worked hard to prepare for the season.
"We're very excited. We're looking
pretty good out there," said Perry.
Andre Zanders was the led in points
with 24. Sam Cherry followed with 22.


Perry said the biggest flaw the team
has this early on is turnovers, a prob-
lem Perry faced last season.
"We got to, just got to stop turning
the ball over so much," said Perry.
If they can do that, said Perry, they
have a much better chance at stopping
district rivals such as Santa Fe, who
they play tonight at SHS at 7:30 p.m.
The JV team showcase their talent at 6
p.m.
Come out and support the Bulldogs.


Stats:
Keith Cherry 10 points
Quinton Swader 7
Jarvis Jones 7
Joey Dukes 5
Dominiquo Lawson 3
J.T. Devore 2
Lucas Lott 2
Brandon Soler 2


Branford


Girls basketball


undefeated
By Jeff Waters

The girls basketball team is doing
well this season with three wins
under their belt. They are currently
undefeated.
The ladies defeated Madison 53-35,
Bronson 36-19 and Bell 35-29.


Stats so far this season:

Tiffany Williams:
assists
Stephanie Copeland:
assists
Paige Baumgart:
assists
Brooke Johnson:
assists
Hanna Taylor:
Elizabeth Engelke:
Jenna Garrett:


49 pts. 23 rbds. 15 steals. 3

21pts. 30 rbds. 4 steals. 5

19pts. 10 rbds. 7 steals. 6

17pts. 11 rbds. 8 steals. 5

llpts. 3 rbds.
5 pts. 12 rbds.
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SPORTS


December's

There's finally a chill and a certain
festiveness in the air as most of us try
to take time off from work to enjoy
spending quality time with family and
friends and reflect on the passing year.
Children will be out of school on win-
ter break soon, and while the holiday
season's upon us, so are several tradi-
tional hunting opportunities.
The second phase of waterfowl and
coot season comes in statewide Dec.
12 and runs through Jan. 31. In addi-
tion to the usual hunting license and
permit requirements, duck hunters also
must have a Florida waterfowl permit
($3) and a federal duck stamp O utta
($17.50).
The daily bag limit on ducks is six, W ood
but you need to know your ducks be-
fore you pull the trigger, because there By Tony Y
are different daily limits for each
species. For instance, within the six-
bird limit there may be only one black duck, one mot-
tled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck, one pintail and
one canvasback.
Only two of your six-bird limit may be redheads or
scaup, and three may be wood ducks. And you may
have no more than four scoters and four mallards (of
which only two may be female) in your bag. All other
species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit,
except harlequin ducks.
The daily limit on coots is 15, and there's a five-bird
limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded.
When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only non-
toxic shotgun shells. In fact, it's illegal for hunters even


holiday hunting traditions


' the

so
young


to possess lead shot when waterfowl hunt-
ing. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and vari-
ous tungsten-alloys are permissible.
For something different, try woodcock
hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 19 -
Jan. 17. Woodcocks are excellent game
birds because they hold well for pointing
bird dogs and provide a challenging shot
when flushed. The daily bag limit is three.
The third phase of mourning and white-
winged dove season opens Dec. 12 and
runs through Jan. 10. The daily bag limit is
15 birds.
From November on, shooting hours for
all migratory birds are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset. You must get a no-cost
migratory bird permit where you purchase
your hunting license before you hunt any of
these birds, though.
The only firearm you're allowed to hunt
migratory game birds with is a shotgun, no
larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be


plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and cham-
ber combined). Bows also are legal.
Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting mi-
gratory game birds. Artificial decoys, as well as manual
or mouth-operated bird calls, also are legal and essen-
tial gear for duck hunters.
You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricul-
tural field, as long as the crop's been planted by regular
agricultural methods. However, don't even think about
\v cclcIIinIg" the field by scattering agricultural prod-
ucts over it or anywhere near it or you could wind
up in serious trouble. It doesn't matter if you aren't the
one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should've


known that such bait was present, you're accountable
under federal law.
Some other things you can't do while hunting migra-
tory game birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows,
traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns,
battery guns, machine guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs,
explosive substances, live decoys, recorded bird calls or
sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imitations.
Shooting from a moving automobile or boat and herd-
ing or driving birds with vehicles or vessels also are
against the law.
Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1,
and there's no daily bag or season limit on either
species.
Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with
dogs, but possessing firearms during the closed season
between March 2 and Nov. 30 is prohibited. On a few
wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not
be taken, so please consult the specific area brochure
before you hunt.
Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family,
shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or
taking that big bobcat as he slips up behind an unsus-
pecting fawn, December has the hunting opportunities
you're looking for.
Here's wishing you happy holidays and a successful
hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce
someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun,
hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the
woods!

Tony l;'Im,i is the media relations coordinatorfor the
FWC's Division of H,,,i in,. and Game Management.
You can reach him with questions about hi,,li' at
Ton,: ),,,,v*. -I MFWC.com.


2nd Annual Blast from the Past in need of sponsors


The 2nd Annual Blast from the Past is now set for
March 7, 2010 at Citrus County Speedway. But we still
need sponsors for this event.
"I really need to find some sponsors for our event,"
said Event Coordinator Joyce Lankford. "I hope to have
all the money in hand before the event but we need help.
I have had a few promised donations but it will take
about $10,000 to put on the event. We not only have to
pay for the privilege of using Citrus County Speedway
but also for the programs, calendars, invitations, stamps,
food, etc. We are looking for one big sponsor hopefully
that could at least sponsor $1,000 of our expenses."
"Today I order the official shirts for the staff who will
be working the Blast from the Past and am very excited
about our new shirts. We are definitely going to look of-
ficial if nothing else that day. But there are a lot of ex-
penses for doing an event like this and we really need
your help."
The Blast will open at 8 a.m. on March 7 at Citrus.
Racing will start at 1 p.m. There will be another great
barbecue with interviews and story telling before racing
begins. Any driver 60 years-of-age and older will be ad-
mitted free with one guest.
Once again, we will have videos available for sale of
the event. Further information on the videos will be
forthcoming in the future months.
All drivers are invited to bring their cars and race
whether it's a dirt or asphalt car. No cars will be turned
away and both asphalt and dirt drivers are welcome to
come and show off their stuff. Remember, bring plenty of
pictures from the past for our youngest fans to enjoy.


There is no better event to show them what racing was
than the Blast from the Past.
Anyone who brings a bag of dog food to the event will
be given a certificate for 50 percent off any event memo-
rabilia.
General admission for the grandstands is $10, children


11 and under are free. Pit gate is $20.
Watch for the new Web site i.. .in;: soon thanks to Jack
Smith. Again, if you have the name of a driver who
needs an invitation, please contact Joyce Lankford
(slankfordl@aol.com) or Jane Smith
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Clothes closet
Wellborn United Methodist Church clothes closet is open
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 12 p.m. Also, the food pantry is open by appoint-
ment. Telephone 386-963-4322 or 386-963-3071.

Wanted: church news
The Suwannee Democrat needs you. Please let us know
of any interesting events or happenings at your church.
The Suwannee Democrat will run them on the church
page for free. Send information and/or photos via email
to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com or drop them off at the
front desk at 211 Howard St. East. For more information
call 386-362-1734.


Ongoing church meetings

AWANA clubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church
of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.org-
click on children's ministry.
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
the singing and all are welcome.
Bible college classes offered Third Saturday, from 2-5
p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn
more about the Word? Can't attend classes full time?
Maybe this is your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson, 386-364-
1607 or 386-344-4192.
First Baptist Church of Live Oak Free food and
clothing ministry Food ministry, second and fourth Fri-


days from 7-10 a.m.; clothes ministry, first and third
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
Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Cen-
tral 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


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ADVENT CHRISTIAN
FIRST ADVENT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
S699 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
S Youth 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
] www.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
"A CHURCH WHERE JESUS IS LORD"
517 Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064
386-364-1607
SERVICES
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E-MAIL: luesimpson@windstream.com
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BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF DOWNING PARK
the Joy of Jesus"
Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor
11274 235th Lane
(In .. i.. Park on Hwy. 250)
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715
E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com
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SUNDAY
Sunday School.............................................9:30 am
W orship Service......................................... 10:45 am
Evening Bible
Exploration Services....................................6:00 pm
Nursery Available all Services
SPre-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
E m ail: :,, 11, l. 1i.1,, ...1 Ii ,, I ,.
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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................................
Morning Worship............................
Discipleship T 1......1.
Evening Worship............................

WEDNESDAY
AWANA..........................................
Youth Discipleship..........................
Dulos Youth..................................
Adult Small Group..........................
Midweek Prayer..............................


..........8:30 am
..........9:45 am
........11:00 am
h I'I'l
.........7:00 pm


.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 Moming Bible Study ...................... 9:45 am
W orship Service.........................................1100 am
(Children's Church during Morning Worship)
Discipleship Training...................................6:00 pm
(Women's I ii... I.I \" .. ;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


SUWANNEE STATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
Everybody Welcomed
3289 101st Lane, Live Oak, FL 32060
Bro. Wilbur Wood, (386) 362-2553

SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................10:00 am
Morning Worship.............................11:00 am
Evening Worship............................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer & Worship..............................7:00 pm
Children & Youth Program................7:00 pm
558117-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
Fam ily N i i1 "' r....................
AWANA Club...............................
' .. M eeting.............................


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


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


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BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)

WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
i ,... ... .. G odT. :.... "
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 (Newbem 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.
1st 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 CR417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603


SUNDAY
Bible Study (Sunday School)..........
Celebration Worship........................
Evening Worship.............................
Depth (Student Bible Study)...........

WEDNESDAY
Fam ily Supper.................................
Kidz Club........................................
Discipleship Classes forAdults.......
Flood Student Worship....................


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

..5:00 pm
..6:00 pm
..6:30 pm
..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
501128-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.
558119-F


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BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)

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 .... il... .ii: il. .
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
558120-F

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101- Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................... 9:45 am
Morning W orship.............................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 llth 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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will offering and donations taken to benefit the roof
building fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers
and pickers, if you want to perform or for more informa-
tion, contact 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 activi-
ties; 9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, Sep-
tember-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.
"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 people," is located
at the corer 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 ser-
vices: 11 a.m., morning worship service (mainstream


SEE CHURCH, PAGE 6B


INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL


PENTECOSTAL UNITED METHODIST

PENTECOSTAL UNITED METHODIST


MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER
& Melody Christian Academy
Highway 129 South Live Oak, FL
(386) 364-4800
Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults
Services:
Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA)
Wednesday 7:00 pm Adults
Children's Ministry
Revolution Youth Church
Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club
Nursery Available All Services
Pastor Frank C. Davis 499938-F

CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES
15445 US Highway 129 S.
(7 miles South of town)
(386) 208-1345
Sunday Morning Service.................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Dinner, open to public.....5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor
499943-F

NAZARENE
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo
Road North of High School
Rev. Louis J. Medaris
SUNDAY
Sunday School..................................9:45 am
Morning Worship.........................11:00 am
Evening Worship...............................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Evening Prayer Meeting....................7:00 pm
"A Church on the Move" 500005-F


LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
Corner of Hamilton and Ohio Aves.
(Hwy. 129 N)
(386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614
www.liveoakchristian.org
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................ 10:00 am
Family Worship.............................. 11:00 am
Evening Worship.......................6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study.......................................7:00 pm
500009-F
PRESBYTERIAN
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.SA.
421 White Avenue, Live Oak
(386) 362-3199
Pastor Shirley Mergan
SUNDAY
Sunday School.. .................................. 9:45 am
W orship............ ................................. 1:00 am
Communion First Sunday of every month
500012-F

PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-2323
SUNDAY
9:45 AM Sunday School
for children, youth and adults
11:00 AM Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY
5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal
6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children,
Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study
7:30 PM Choir Practice
Randy Wilding, Pastor
A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming,
People-lo Church 500011-F


PENTECOSTAL


DOWLING PARK CHURCH OF GOD
23500 CR 250, Dowling Park 658-3151
www.dowlingparkcog.com
Rev. Shane Pooler
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................9:45 am
Morning Worship.....................................11:00 am
Children's Church.....................................11:00 am
Evening Worship.......................................6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Family T 1 .....i..
Classes for every age
Nursery Provided on Sunday 501121-F


How Well



Do We



Listen?


The Sovereign Lord
has taught me what
to say, so that I can
strengthen the weary.

Good Neas Bible
Isaiah 50:4


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
..6:00 pm
.7:30 pm
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
Morning Worship ...................................... 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 evine .................................. .............................. 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
501120-F


Most of us are poor listeners because
we simply cannot be quiet long enough
to really let the other person tell us
what is on their mind. Another obstacle
to good listening is the seemingly
natural tendency to judge the other
person. However, more often than not,
when someone wants to talk to us, they
really just need us to listen uncritically,
and that means accepting what theytell
us at face value without judging them.
A good listener will accept the other
person, and more importantly resist the
temptation to judge, criticize, or even
offer advice. For generally unless the
person explicitly asks for advice, it is
usually wisest to keep your advice to
yourself. The psychologist Carl Rogers
described the quality that most typified
the good therapist (as well as the good
listener) as "unconditional positive
regard." That is, the good listener is
someone who regards the person
positively, no matter what they might
tell them. And although in some cases
this can be extremely difficult to do,
perhaps nothing comes closer to bsus'
warning to "judge not, and you will not
be judged; condemn not, and you will
not be condemned; forgive, and you will
be forgiven" (Luke: 6:37).


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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
Men's Crusaders............................. 7:00 pm
Chancel Choir...................................... 7:30 pm
Nursery i I l1 11.1. I1 1
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 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


Bible Study


7:00 pm
558121-F


u-1 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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RELIGION


Dennis Jernigan in concert


America's lead worshiper to lead

community-wide praise & worship event


Worship artist, songwriter and author, Dennis
Jernigan, will be in concert Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at New
Testament Christian Center. The church is located on
U.S. 90 just east of Madison. The community-wide
praise and worship event is free and open to the
public. A love offering will be taken. For more in-
formation, contact Mickey Starling at 850-973-4854.
Nicknamed by a pastor as "America's lead wor-
shiper," the songs of Dennis Jemigan, such as "You
Are My All in All," "Nobody Fills My Heart Like
Jesus," "Thank You," "We Will Worship the Lamb
of Glory," as well as hundreds of others, are sung


literally all over the world. Routinely, multiple songs
from Jernigan rank in the Top 100 on the Church
Copyright Licensing (CCLI) charts for the most per-
formed songs in churches.
Jernigan has released over 20 full-length CDs,
multiple songbooks and folios, and has authored
more than five books including his most recent,
What Every Boy Should Know and What Every
Man Wishes His Dad Had Told Him. His newest
full-length CD is titled, Kingdom Come.
Dennis and his wife, Melinda, have nine children
and make their home in Muskogee, Oklahoma.


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doctrinally, bring your musical instru-
ment and sit in). Tuesday, 7 p.m., craft
night. Info: 386-364-5998 or 386-364-
6547.
Services at noon on Wednesdays at
Ebenezer AME Church
Ebenezer AME Church, comer Houston
Avenue and Parshley Street; worship
services at noon each Wednesday for
one hour; lunch served by church staff;
The Rev. Charles E. Graham, pastor.


Wanted Wanted Wanted!
Pregnancy Crisis Center, 112 Piedmont
Street, Live Oak needs volunteers. Info:
386-330-2229.
Wellborn Church of God
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
Morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Thurs-
day night Bible class at 7 p.m. Tuesday
nights at 7 p.m. Home Front Ministry
for women. Church located at P.O. Box
418, Wellborn. Call 386-752-8479 to
speak with Pastor W.C. Cobb for more
information.


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Why have you


forsaken me?

David H. Matier
Doctor of Pastoral C.., .. h',,:
dmatier@windstream.net

"My God, my God, why hast thou for-
saken me? Why art thou so far from help-
ing me, and from the words of my roar-
ing?" (Psalm 22:1). Probably it would do
you good to read the 22nd Psalm and see
the awful description of crucifixion that is
given; 1,000 or so years before, it was used as a form of capi-
tol punishment; a method of slowly and painfully putting men
to death. And it was telling the Israelites how their Savior was
to die. "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, E-li, E-li, la-ma sabach-tha-ni? That is to say, My God,
my God why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46).
One pastor said recently, in his Sunday sermon, "a lot of
people think He cried this out because He took on all of the
sins of the world," and goes on to say, "I prescribe to some-
thing that William P Young writes, 'I don't think that is the
case. God is a God of love. Nothing will ever separate us from
His love. I don't think that God turned His back on His Son. I
think God was right there in the middle of it, this was designed
by God but I think Jesus was feeling what we have all felt
when we go through unbearable pain.' I think Jesus was feeling
that God, our Father, was at a distance...."
Everyone reading this has felt forsaken of God at one time or
another; when your mortgage was being foreclosed on a
home you had been working for, paying the payments on for so
long but now due to losing a job, due to the poor economy, you
are jobless you ask, "God, why have you forsaken me?" Or
maybe it was when that loved one was told he/she only had a
few weeks or months to live. Or you lost a child do to an auto
accident because the other driver was careless. You cried out in
the night many a time, "OH GOD, WHY?" But it's not the
same!
On the cross Jesus took our sin debt upon Himself; He be-
came sin. "FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH..." (Romans
6;23 emphasis writer's) means that SEPARATION is the result
of sin whether it is physical separation from our loved ones
who pass away, or for human beings, the ultimate death, eter-
nal separation from God in a place the Bible refers to as Hell.
But on the cross Jesus was bearing all of our sin in His own
body. FOR THOSE FEW HOURS ON THE CROSS, GOD
THE FATHER AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT COULD NOT
LOOK UPON JESUS BECAUSE HE HAD BECOME SIN for
you and me. MY GOD, MY GOD WHY HAST THOU FOR-
SAKEN ME!
Yes, we've all felt forsaken by God but it's not the same as
what Jesus was experiencing on the cross and to say it was is
to play His experience down- to dumb down the Gospel.

David H. Matier
DPC
dmatier@windstream.net


My barbershop quandary


By Rev. James L. Snyder

When someone looks at
me, they might be tempted
to assume that my rela-
tionship with my barber is
a cordial one. This, how-
ever, would be a great er-
ror in assumption. I have
not always harbored such
ambivalent feelings to-
wards my barber, but
things have changed.
Once, in my more neo-
phyte years, I trusted my
barber with my pride and
joy. Not only is my pride
gone but also my joy has a
different shine to it. In
those days, I had plenty of
hair, even on the top.
Now, after a half-century
of going to the barber, it is
quite thin on the top and I
blame my barber for that.
It only makes sense. Be-
fore going to the barber, I
had plenty of hair, now it
is rather thin. Who would
you blame?
Besides this, I have sev-
eral issues with my bar-


bershop.
First, I have a problem
with the magazines. It
used to be that the barber-
shop had a wonderful se-
lection of outdoor and
sports magazines. Sure,
they were several years
old but how can you date
a classic? The ones now
are usually ladies journals
or those dreadful celebrity
gossip magazines. Who
cares who is doing what to
whom? The only men that
read these magazines are
those held hostage in these
newfangled barbershops.
In those good old bar-
bershops of the past, you
did not have to worry
about how you dressed or
even how you smelled
when you went in. If the
truth was known, most of
us try ignoring this part of
the truth, the barbers usu-
ally smelled worse than
the customers did. But that
did not matter in a man's
world.
A man's world is full of


odors while a woman's
world is full of fragrance.
If you know the difference
between these two, it
means you are a woman.
Now, the barbers are
usually women and I al-
ways feel like I have to
take a shower and dress up
just to go and get a hair-
cut.
I have nothing against
women, even women bar-
bers. But in the old bar-
bershops where the bar-
bers were men, all of us
men could sit around
grousing about women.
There is something quite
therapeutic about venting
pent up anxieties. In those
days, we did not need any
group therapy sessions.
We had the barbershop.
And what harmony we
made together. The con-
sensus among the barber-
shop group was that all the
problems in the world
could be traced back to
Eve. If we could control
women, we surmised


among ourselves, and
keep them in their place,
we could control the gen-
eral trend of naughtiness
in our world today. We all
agreed and sat back in our
chairs and enjoyed the
moment.
Things have changed.
Now, when I visit a bar-
bershop the consensus is
that all the problems in the
world can be traced back
to Adam. Imagine that!
The one or two men sit-
ting in the barbershop duly
note the eloquence of this
point. Being in the minori-
ty there is nothing to do
but go along with it. The
biggest reason to go along
is when I set in the bar-
ber's chair the barber with
the scissors and razor will
be a woman.
As it stands now, when I
am sitting in the barber
chair I really do not know
what to talk about. That
old barber of mine used to
know everything that was
going on in a man's world.


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Winfrey. What she knows
about a man's world can
be summed up in one
word... Stedman.
My dilemma is this. If I
am conversant on
women's issues what kind
of a man am I really? On
the other hand, if my fe-
male barber is conversant
on men's issues what does
that mean?
All I need to know
about women's issues is
what the Gracious Mis-
tress of the Parsonage tells
me. If I want to be conver-
sant on women's issues, I
just need to start paying
attention to what she says.
But, is it really worth it?
To meander my way
through a barbershop ses-
sion with a woman barber
I have learned several
phrases that have come
into good stead. It is my
privilege to pass this kind
of woman lore on to other
men who find themselves
in a barber chair with a
woman barber.
"Aw." (This is stretched
out according to the situa-
tion.) "That's so cute."
"That is just amazing."
"You're right there, girl."
I do not understand all
these phrases but it seems
to get me through the or-
deal of getting my hair cut


at these newfangled bar-
bershops. And, after all,
that is all that really mat-
ters.
In my defense, I now
pay $19.95 for a haircut
that used to cost me $5.
A wise man once said,
"In order to get along
sometimes you have to go
along."
The apostle Paul under-
stood this quite well. "... I
am made all things to all
men, that I might by all
means save some. And this
I do for the gospel's sake,
that I might be partaker
thereof with you."
(1 Corinthians 9:22b-23
KJV)
I must confess Paul's
motives were much higher
than mine. He was anxious
for people, no matter who
they were, to hear the
gospel of the Lord Jesus
Christ. Paul was willing to
be misunderstood by just
about anybody as long as
God got the glory.

The Rev. James L. Sny-
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of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL
34472. He lives with his
wife, Martha, in Silver
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RELIGION



The wonderful wonder of the season


Unless Ebenezer
Scrooge is your hero,
you have to admit to a
measure of perfect won-
der during this season.
Perfect decorations, fan-
tastic surprises, great
gifts, wonderful meals
and perfectly happy
faces ... yeah right!
All of us living in the
real world know better. Hea
Even in the happiest
homes, life is not perfect Mal
like those holiday com-
mercials; meals get By An
burned, family celebra-
tions get tense (any-
body?), money runs short, gifts
are the wrong size, color, etc.,
and those happy faces? Well,
they can burst into tears at any
given moment. Still, even as we
get real about it all, we are con-
vinced there is a measure of
wonder over this whole season,
and we want in on it.
In Luke 1:34-38, the Bible
records an exchange between the
angel Gabriel and a young girl
named Mary. He had just given
her the news that she would be
the mother of Jesus. Her reply?
"How can this be," Mary
asked the angel, "since I am a


ar

tt
gie


- virgin?" The angel
answered, "The Holy
Spirit will come upon
you and the power of
the Most High will
overshadow you. So
the holy one to be
born will be called the
Son of God ... For
nothing is impossible
with God."
't How can this be?
Mary's question just
ers might be the one that
can restore the won-
e Land der back to our
Christmas celebra-
tion. God was about
to perform the miracle of all mir-
acles in her life. I'm sure in that
instant she had not even the time
to think of all that this news
would mean for her life, but she
knew that this was big! Aren't
we all looking for the same
thing? For God to do a big thing
in our life? The last time we ex-
claimed, "How can this be?"
around the holidays was proba-
bly last January when we opened
our Visa bill or maybe when we
stepped on the bathroom scales,
looking for that wonder in the
season can tempt us to make
some bad choices we will pay


for (literally) long after the holi-
days are over. Let's decide to
give a gift to ourselves by pro-
tecting our checkbook by giving
gifts that we can afford, and our
health by enjoying those holiday
goodies, but in moderation. Then
we can ask, "How can it be?"
from a different perspective:

How can it be that I am so
blessed to have people who love
and care for me when I can be
so hard to love sometimes?

How can it be that God pro-
vides for my needs (and so many
of my wants) when I can be so
selfish?

How can it be that I live in a
country that enjoys freedom
when so many others live in fear,
with no security and no protec-
tion?

How can it be that God
would send His son Jesus to die
for my sins before I ever wanted
to live for Him?

Still looking for God to do a
big thing in your life? Perhaps
He's already working on it. By
the way, Gabriel gave Mary the


answer to "How can it be?" "For
nothing is impossible with God."
If you do not personally know
this Jesus whose birth we cele-
brate, the offer is still yours. In
fact, there is no other way to
prepare your heart for the real
celebration of Christmas... sim-
ply admit the fact that you are a
sinner (ever done anything
wrong?), and that the payment
for your sin is death...not a debt
we can pay! So God sent His
Son, Jesus Christ, to come to
earth, live a sinless life and die
to pay that sin debt for me and
for you. If you believe with your
heart and confess with your
mouth that Jesus is the Son of
God, that He died on the cross
for our sins, and that God raised
Him back from the dead, the
Bible says that we will be saved,
have a home in heaven and live
with God forever. (See Romans
10:9)
See there. Your heart really
does matter.


Blessings, Angie


Heart Matters is a weekly col-
umn written by Angie Land, Di-


rector of the Family Life Min-
istries of the Lafayette Baptist
Association, where she teaches
"..I,. studies, leads m, ;*. ., and
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'II-'i.,i lay (. ',, .. 1 ;, .' to indi-
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"Open the


Promise Box"


By Derek Maul


Last week the
season of Advent ,; I
got under way.
Most people for-
get that Christ-
mas actually be-
gins December
25, and continues
for 12 days.
"Advent" is the time of
preparation, set aside to
make sure that our hearts
and minds are ready to re-
ceive the amazing gift of
Christ coming into this
world.
I was invited to speak at
a Methodist Church to help
kick-off Advent.
The congregation is
reading my Christmas
book, "In My Heart I Carry
A Star: stories for Advent",
as a church-wide study,
meeting in 30 small-
groups. So they brought
me in to give a message on
"HOPE", the book's em-
phasis for the first week.
I had an awesome expe-
rience, speaking to around
1,300 people all told.
My message was titled
"Open the Promise Box",
and built around a child-
hood memory. The story
went something like this:
Whenever we went to
visit my grandma Lily,
we'd always ask, "Can we
see the Promise Box?"
The Bible holds over
3,000 promises, and my
grandmother had just about
every last one of them in a
box, rolled in tight little
tubes of hope and standing
upright. So when we took
the lid off and looked
down all we could see was
thousands of little circles.
We'd pick up the pair of
ivory-handled tweezers that
always lay across the top.
"Now pull out a
promise," she'd say. "And
let's read it together."
And we would. Here's a
sampling:

The LORD himself
goes before you and will
be with you; he will never
leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged. (Deut 31:8)
Let us hold fast the
confession of our hope
without wavering, for He
who promised is faithful.
(Heb 10:23)
But Jesus looked at
them and said, "With men


it is impossible,
but not with God;
for with God all
things are possi-
d ble."
(Mark 10:27)
My Grandma
S would make us
memorize the
verse, then we'd
put it away care-
fully. The promises became
seared into our minds...
and seeded into our sub-
conscious... and became a
part of who we were as
children of light.
For me, the idea of
HOPE is bound up in the
i ic h.i-.', of Promise. I con-
cluded the message by ref-
erencing the Apostle Pauls'
amazing declaration in
Second Corinthians:
"For no matter how
many promises God has
made, they are 'Yes' in
Christ."

Happy Advent

Derek

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Suwannee places first at Ocala tournament


This opponent was no match for John Boatright. Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Federal grant dollars benefit

Florida's wildlife


SBy Patricia Behnke
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
MyFWC.com
Good news for the country's wild-
life came out of Washington in Octo-
ber. Congress allotted an additional
$15 million to the federal State and
Tribal Wildlife Grant program and
lowered each state's match from 50
percent to 35 percent.
Did you know that since 2000 the
federal government requires each
state to have a State Wildlife Action
Plan? In Florida, the gatekeeper
of this plan is the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Wildlife Legacy Initia-
tive.
"This increase is essential F
to bringing the State Wildlife s
Action Plans into alignment t
with climate change," said
Brian Branciforte, Florida's
SWAP coordinator. "The money
also may serve as a good motiva-
tor to get other states involved in
climate change action sooner. And
the reduction in the amount of
match is crucial. Many states found
it increasingly difficult to meet the
50-50 match."
The Association of Fish and Wild-
life Agencies praised the decision in
a news release, because appropria-
tion and commitment arrives at a
critical time as wildlife managers
struggle daily to find ways to ensure
no species goes extinct. That's why
the grant program was instituted
nearly a decade ago. The rapid
changes associated with climate
change make it crucial to keep
abreast of wildlife's critical needs.
This increase will mean $600,000
to $700,000 more in grant dollars
in Florida, increasing the State
Wildlife Grant fund to an estimated
$3.2 million. Florida's fish and wild-


life stand on shifting sand, so the
FWC needs all the resources it can
muster.
"We've been pushing for this
increase," Branciforte said. "More
and more we're receiving grant ap-
plications with climate change as
a component, and that's a positive
sign. We need Florida- and regional-
specific models to aid in our conser-
vation planning."
Some of those models take into
account the unpredictable future of
climate change and propose sce-
narios for sea level rise of 1 meter
versus 2 meters. Those models will
be crucial to planning and develop-
ment.
"The State Wildlife Grant pro-
gram could help to fund research
identifying those vulnerable areas,


Florida's fish and wildlife stand on
shiftingg sand, so the FWC needs all
he resources it can muster.


which is crucial, given Florida's
position on the coast," said Laura
Morse, Florida's SWG coordinator.
"Grant dollars could be available for
monitoring projects and vulnerabil-
ity assessments from land cover and
habitat loss and degradation to sea
level rise."
For instance, the Florida Natural
Areas Inventory received a grant
for 2009-2010 to develop a land-
cover map for Florida, working
with partners such as the Florida
Park Service, water management
districts and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. This map will give
valuable information to planners
and managers throughout the state
and improve habitat for wildlife.
Another grant to Archbold Biologi-
cal Station will experiment with
restoring Florida scrub on the Lake
Wales Ridge in Central Florida.
This area of Florida provides habi-


tat for more than 30 listed species,
yet 80 percent of the land has been
either lost or degraded. Recently,
under another State Wildlife Grant,
a new species of beetle was discov-
ered on the Winter Haven Ridge,
also in Central Florida.
"Who knows what else might be
out there hiding in other under-sur-
veyed areas in the state?" said Dave
Almquist with the inventory group.
"This just shows how much we still
need to learn."
Another funded study monitors
peregrine falcons and seven other
migratory raptors at Curry Ham-
mock State Park. Since migratory
birds are often the first harbingers
of an ecosystem's health, it is crucial
to keep track of their patterns.
"All of our grant projects help
wildlife," said Morse. "The infor-
mation we gather now ensures
that we face the uncertain
future with knowledge of the
past and present. The support
at the federal level allows us to
go further toward conserving
the unique and diverse fish and
wildlife of Florida."
As the world turns its eyes to
Copenhagen in the coming weeks,
we are armed and ready in Florida
to do what we can for our resources.
Storms increase, temperatures
change, and we go on living our
lives.
For now, we know that wildlife
managers are doing their best for
people as well as for wildlife. Good
management practices benefit every
living creature, whether the fore-
cast calls for sunny skies or thun-
derstorms, freezing temperatures or
sweltering heat, because when we
save one critter from extinction or
we find a never-before-discovered
species or we restore essential
habitat, we are ensuring a brighter
forecast for us all.

Contact Patricia Behnke at
pat. behnke@MyFWC.com


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Regional Sports


Devin in action at Ocala Speedway. Photo: R.E.



By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com

Two years ago 13-year-old Devin
Walker of Mayo couldn't reach the gas
peddle in his dad's racecar. Two months
ago he crashed into a wall at 60 mph.
Two weeks ago he flipped his car on a
turn. In two seconds he'll grip the wheel
of his black and orange Chevy Cavalier
and battle for first place at the Ocala
Motor Speedway dirt track, driving at
speeds over 75 mph.
Devin is calm as he repeats Philippi-
ans 4:13, "I can do all things through
Christ."
His engine revs.
Green flag.
Devin leads the first four laps as he
watches fourteen of his competitors race
for position in his rear view mirror. The
21 car passes him on the fifth lap and
Troy Sullivan in the 31 car moves in to
challenge Devin for second. Devin holds
his own, racing side by side against Sul-
livan through the turns.
"This is where things got tricky,"
Devin said as he watched a tape of the
race. "It was getting close."
On the 13th lap Devin and Sullivan
pass the 21 car and move into first and
second. They race nose-to-nose, metal
scraping, lapping the other cars en route
to the finish line.
"Go baby!" Devin's mom, Stephanie
Walker, shouts from the stands. His dad,
Heath Walker, anxiously turns his ball
cap in his hands. The two cars are a blur
as the checkered flag waves.
The crowd stands and cheers as the
4'5" winner climbs from his car.
"Take us through those final two laps,
young man," track announcer Joe
Linebarier asked Devin moments after
his win.
"It was awesome," he responded. "The
car felt good."
"What are you feeling' ?"
"I'm feeling' good."
"It felt good" was all Devin had to say
about his win. "Devin's not one to talk
about himself," said Stephanie. "He
doesn't even talk about his win."
With a big win and several top five
finishes so far this season, Devin's racing
speaks for itself.
Devin learned to race by watching his
dad and taking mental notes since he was
five.
"I just knew what to do," he said.


See video of Devin's first win at Ocala Speedway. Go to nflaonline.com.


13-year-old Devin Walker is making



a name for himself on the racetrack


.. .. ..... . .._-, .- .



Devin hoists the checkered flag after a hard-fought win. Photo: R.E. Wing


According to his mother, "he's a natur-
al."
"No one ever showed him ;:mi, iii -:."
said Stephanie. "He never had a practice
run," added Heath. "His first race was
his first time driving a race car, and he
placed top five."
Although Health was the original race-
car driver in the family, it was Stephanie
who encouraged her son to save up
enough money to buy his first racecar.
Stephanie said she noticed Devin's natur-
al talent when he was still playing with
Power Wheels cars. "He didn't bounce
off walls like other kids," she said. "He
drove it."
The soft-spoken teenager was born to
lead laps.
Convincing his dad to let him race was
not easy, however.
"It was the fear factor of him wrecking
that made me hesitate," said Heath. "I'm
very proud of him. But, to be honest, it
scares the crap out of me."
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NASCAR drivers started out racing dirt
tracks as teenagers.
Besides, Devin's car was built by his
dad, with every safety precaution taken.
After he crashed into a wall in a turn,
Devin said he was ready to go back out
and race the next day. It was the dents in
his car he was concerned about.
Still, it's Devin's small size that worries
his little sister, Logan, 8.
"He's too small to get hurt," she said
as she watched a video of one of Devin's
wrecks. But after Devin's big win in
Ocala, Logan said, "Mom, did you see
all those people cheering Devin on?"
"Yes, did it make you happy to be his
sister?" Stephanie asked.
"It about made me cry," said Logan.
However, winning against men two
and three times his age, and receiving a
rare standing ovation at Ocala's dirt track


was not Devin's proudest moment. That
came after the dust had settled and most
of the spectators had gone home.
Danny Lasoski, a star in the World of
Outlaws sprint car series, had been
watching from the stands. After the race
he walked down to the pits and handed
Devin $200. "He said he wanted to be
my first sponsor," said Devin. Lasoski
told Devin he was the same age when he
won his first race.
"I want to do the same thing for kids
one day," said Devin. "He said I'm his
hero."
And how did that make Devin feel?
"Good," he said.
Since his win in Ocala, Devin has spo-
ken little of the night. On the racetrack,
Devin said he so much lives in the mo-
ment, that he usually only remembers
bits and pieces afterward. "It feels like a
dream," he said. "It never happened."


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the joy of receiving Christmas pre-
sents. We are in need of toys,
clothes and in some cases, food
for these children.
With the economy the way it is
right now we are experiencing
more requests than in past years.
No donation is too small, if you
can just provide one toy, a box of
food, a winter coat or shoes it will
be greatly appreciated.
Anyone interested in helping us
with this project can take their do-
nations to the Branford Health De-


apartment. You may also call Karen
at the Branford Health Depart-
ment at 386-935-1133 or Roger
Burnside at 386-935-3343.
Should you know of a child in
need you may also call these
numbers.
Over the years the folks in the
Branford area have brought a lot
of joy to the area's children and
their families, for this we thank
each and every one of you. The
smiles and appreciation the chil-
dren express each year make this
project a blessing to all.


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The Suwannee Parks &
Recreation Department is
seeking applicants for the
position of Park Maintenance
Worker I. This regular full -
time position, working under
close supervision; is in a local
parks & recreation system of
over 300 acres at 21 parks
requiring the knowledge, use
and routine maintenance of
mowers, weed eaters,
blowers, edgers, trailers and
other light equipment. This is
a semi skilled manual labor
position that performs in a
variety of adverse and
uncomfortable weather
conditions. Duties performed
include general parks /
grounds maintenance and
repair, including but not limited
to the following: picking up
trash, mowing, weed eating,
edging, blowing, trimming,
pressure washing, painting,
cleaning, and the inspection,
maintenance & repair of
facilities and equipment used.
Partial high school education
and one year work experience
in general grounds
maintenance, commercial
lawn maintenance or other
related experience required.
Must possess a valid Florida
Drivers License. Starting
salary is $8.10 / hour.
Retirement, health insurance,
paid holidays, annual & sick
benefits included. Interested
applicants are required to
submit a County application to
the Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064,
(386)362-6869. Deadline for
application is December 16,
2009 at 4:30 p.m. The
Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is an
equal employment opportunity
employer that does not
discriminate against any
qualified employee or
applicant because of race,
color, national origin, sex,
including pregnancy, age,
disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals
are encouraged to apply. All
applicants subject to pre-
employment physical.
Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of
employment. EEO/AA/V/D

FirstDay.
Advent Christian
Village
Current JOBS Line
Advertisement
call 386-658-5627 or visit
www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Want more than a Job?
Experience a Community.

Accounting A/R Clerk
FT; HSD or equivalent
required; AA degree or
certificate in accounting,
medical billing, or relevant
field strongly desired. Prior
experience in insurance billing
and ICD-9 coding, accounting,
PC operation with MS
applications, including word
processor, spreadsheet, and
database required. Must be
detail oriented.

CNA & LPN at
5-Star Nursing Home
FT/PT/long-term care setting.
Florida certification (CNA) or
unrestricted license (LPN)
required.

RN Quality of Care
Leader at 5-Star
Nursing Home
FT, Unrestricted Florida RN
license, excellent clinical
nursing/assessment skills,
current CPR certification,
verifiable IV skill (start,
regulate, maintain, discontinue
IVs) required. Good
communication,
organizational, and computer
skills required; must work as
part of interdisciplinary team
to assure outstanding qualify
of life/quality of care for LTC
residents. On-call rotation
required. management
/supervisory experience and
knowledge of LTC regs
desired.
FT positions include health,
dental, life, disability,
supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time
off, access to onsite daycare
and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from
9:00am until 4:00pm, or fax
resume/credentials to 386-
658-5160
EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal
background checks required.


Jobs Wanted

DO YOU NEED YOUR HOME
CLEANED or Pressure Washed,
or your yard cleaned up? Done
at a very reasonable rate. Call
Christine or Gary 386-792-1655

IN HOME COMFORT CARE:
Cert Nursing Assist, Quality
Asst for Post Surgery Care.
Loving Companionship & Health
Aid for Elder Care Day or Night.
386-658-2038

Lost & Found

FOUND READING GLASSES:
Found on Antelope Rd, Branford,
Hatch Bend Area. 386-935-3548

LOST BLACK CAR DOOR
OPENER ON TUES 11/17.
LAST PLACE USED
SUWANNEE CO HOSPITAL.
SMALL, SQUARE, 2/BUTTONS
386-362-2832

VEHICLE KEYS FOUND: They
have been turned into Suwannee
Democrat. They were found on
185th Rd.

Auctions

FirstDay.
SUWANNEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE AUCTION
There will be a Sheriff's Office auction at
9:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2009.
The auction will be located in the field
across from the Suwannee County Jail at
305 Pine Avenue SW, Live Oak, FL. An
assortment of vehicles will be available
for sale.
For more information, please contact
John Mills at 386-362-2222.
12/4,9, 11

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Miscellaneous

REWARD!! $1,000.00 For the
return of two 2009 KX 250F
Green Dirt Bikes taken from my
home the week of 11/23/209.
Please call 386-364-4942, 386-
916-9034 or 386-249-9896

SAMSUNG 19" COLOR T-V
EXCELLENT COND. W/
REMOTE MANUAL INCLUDED
$100.00, MAGNOVOX 25INCH
CONSOLE STEREO T-V WITH
REMOTE. EXC. COND,
BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINET
$150.00, SMALL COLOR
PORTABLE T-V OLDER MODEL
PANASONIC BUT WORKS
VERY GOOD. $35.00, APOLLO
PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
SAVES ON A/C ELECTRIC
BILL. EXC. COND. $50.00,
TRAILOR HITCH MADE BY
HIDDEN HITCH 2002-2010
FORD ESCAPE, 2005-2010
MERCURY MARINER AND
MAZDA TRIBUTE, RUNNING
LIGHT HOOK UP. EXC. COND.
$100.00 CALL 362-4713 LEAVE
MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER

YAMAHA DT EXPRESS IV SP
ELECTRONIC DRUM SET:
upgrade version 2 cymbals &
extra 13" crash/splash cymbal,
Hi hat stand, bass drum pedal.
$800 firm. BLU-RAY DISC
PLAYER-MODEL BD390. Brand
new/still in box. Will sell for $250
Call 386-364-2896 or Ask for
Marlene 904-885-9685

Vocational

FirstDay.
Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 03/16/2009.
Call 386-755-4401
expresstraining
services.com

LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Show Pigs For Sale
For information call
Blue Butt Farms
386-623-3305
386-867-2075


Pets for Sale

FirstDay.
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, AKC
registered. $400. Call 386-935-
2642.

CHRISTMAS SNOW DOGS:
HIGH BRED HUSKY PUPPIES:
2-weeks old, Will have shots,
worming, Well Puppy Cert. $350
ea 3-Females 4-Males. Must
see to appreciate, Mother/Father
on premises. 386-776-1966

Garage/Yard Sales

MULTI FAMILYYARD SALE:
12/4th & 5th, Like New Clothing,
Toys, Dishes, Jewelry, Plants &
Many More Items. 2.5 miles E.
Main & 86th St. 362-3863

YARD SALE: SAT 12/5 9-2
Hwy 51 S & 252 near Taylor
Store & Luraville area. Follow
signs. Clothes, Dishes, Framed
Pictures, Christmas Decor, Man
Items ETC

Campers/Motor Homes

TWO TRAVEL TRAILERS: 2006
Fleetwood 8X32, with pull-out
$7K, 2006 Cavalier 8X32 sleeps
6, $6K. Both in excellent
condition. Contact Gary at 229-
834-7554 or 229-559-5305 or
Larry @ 229-559-3770


Apartments for Rent



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


Houses for Rent

FirstDay.
1102 PINE AVE. 4Bd/2Ba CHA,
in Live Oak close to schools &
shopping. $750/mo, $500
Deposit 352-493-3487 or 386-
963-2032

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

FirstDay.
HOUSE 3Bd/1Ba 816 Longleaf
Dr. $650/mo $400 Deposit. Close
to all schools in Live Oak. 386-
688-2869

Mobile Homes for Rent

FirstDay.
DWMH 3Bd/2Ba CHA,
Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer. $550
mo NO PETS. Dowling Park.
386-658-2103 after 5pm

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

FirstDay.
SWMH 2Bd/2Ba w/Jacuzzi.
Located in Suwannee River
Mobile Estates. $450 mo $300
Dep. NO PETS 386-842-5566


Office Space for Rent

FirstDay.
SPACE FOR LEASE IN LAKE
CITY
Marion Cr. 1118-2236sf @ $13/sf
Campbell St. 1260sf @ $14/sf
Warehse space 1247sf $750/mo
www.ScottDStewart.com
386-867-3498 Westfield Realty
Grp

Wanted to Rent

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE
LOOKING FOR ECONOMICAL
HOUSING or Roommate. Only
4 days a week, travels home on
weekends. Please call 706-672-
9444 or 912-310-8280

Homes for Sale

FirstDay.
RECENTLY FORECLOSED:
Special Financing Available, Any
Credit, Any Income 2BD, 1BTH,
672SqFt, located at, 24432 69th
Rd., O'brien, $84,900. Visit
www.roselandco.com/8BP,
Drive by then call (866) 249-0680.

ALLIGATOR LAKE
WATERFRONT HOME, 2300+
sq ft, 2bd/2.5ba, 1 level, 2
fireplaces, 2 1/2 lots acres, new
windows, solid hickory floors,
could be 3 bedrooms. $220,000.
Contact Mrs. Garrison 386-623-
7950


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DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME, 1998 model, 4 acres, 3
bedrooms, 2 full baths. New
carpet! Only one owner!
$90,000. Call Billie Vincent 386-
688-0470.

FirstDay.
OWNER FINANCE MAYO
AREA: 3Bd/2Ba on 2.5 Acres,
Private River Access. Workshop.
Small down $675 mo. 386-590-
0642 or 386-867-1833

FirstDay.
THIS 16X60-$300 Above
Factory Inv.- 2Bd/2Ba SWMH,
Save Thousands. Call Rick 386-
752-1452
BANK REPO 2005 24X48
3Bd/2Ba "Like Brand New" "With
a Used Price." Call Mr Mott 386-
752-8196
"Mossy Oak" 2010 Model
4Bd/2Ba MH $39,995. Includes
Delivery, Set-Up, AC, Skirting &
Steps. You Pick all Colors. Call
Mr. Mott 386-752-8196

Lots
FOR SALE BY OWNER
W/FINANCEING. 4 Acres on
202nd St in O'Brien. Co
maintained Road, Lots of nice
trees. $19,000 386-935-2301
Acreage

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

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold a Special Meeting,
December 15, 2009 in the Regency
Room of the Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida.
Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T
The meeting will be open to the public.
12/4, 11

PUBLIC NOTICE
A workshop will be held by the
Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners on TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 15, 2009 at 2:00 P.M., in
the COUNCIL MEETING ROOM, LIVE
OAK CITY HALL, 101 SOUTHEAST
WHITE AVENUE, LIVE OAK, FLORIDA.
The purpose of the workshop is to hold
oral presentations of qualifications by top
ranked responders for Grant Writing
Services.
12/4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:612007CA0002920001
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORINE A. JONES; BAYLER G.
JONES; JOHN DOE; JANE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN
POSSESSION OFTHE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 12th day of November, 2009, and
entered in Case No.
612007CA0002920001, of the Circuit
Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and
for Suwannee County, Florida, wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff
and LORINE A. JONES; BAYLER G.
JONES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the FRONT STEPS OF COURTHOUSE
at the Suwannee County Courthouse, in
LIVE OAK, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
15th day of December, 2009, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7, IN BLOCK 1, OF GOFF'S
ADDITION TO GOFF'S SUBDIVISION,
AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION TO
THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN SECTION 26,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST I 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.
In Accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Oak, FL 32064 or
Telephone Volce/TDD 386-362-0551
prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 18th day of November, 2009.
SEAL
Barry A. Baker
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Sallie Pert
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-23113
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This change affects commercial,
residential, current and new subscribers
serviced by Comcast in Jacksonville,
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Augustine, FL, Alachua County, St.
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Certain services are available separately
or as a part of other levels of service.
Limited Basic Service subscription is
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For information about adding these or
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO: 612008-CA-00020500001XX
DONALD BELL

Plaintiff(s)

vs.
WILLIE GARNER, et al

Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE

To: All interested persons:

Final Judgment of foreclosure in Case
Number 612008-CA-00020500001XX
which entitles Donald Bell the sum of
$17,678.50 with interest at the prevailing
legal rate running from October 2, 2009.
If said amount if not paid subsequent to
the entry of said judgment the Clerk of
the Court shall sell the subject property,
namely Lot 6, Virginia Lane recorded in
Plat book 1 page 438 of the official
Records of Suwannee County at 11:00
a.m. on December 8, 2009, tot he
highest bidder for cash at the Clerk of
Court 200 South Ohio/MLK Ave., Live
Oak, Suwannee County, Florida, having
first given notice as required by 45.031
Fla. Stat.

Respectfully Submitted.
Date: 11/9/09
SEAL


Barry A. Baker
Clerk of The Circuit Court


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 61209009C02940001XX

FIELDS OF McALPIN, LLC,
A Florida limited liability company,

Plaintiff,
MOSES S. McGOWAN and
JEBORIA D.TAYLOR
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment dated
November 30, 2009, in Case Number:
612009CA0002940001XX of the Circuit
Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and
for Suwannee County Florida, in which
FIELDS OF McALPIN, LLC is the
Plaintiff and MOSES S. McGOWAN and
JEBORIA D. TAYLOR are Defendants, I,
BARRY A. BAKER, Clerk of the Court,
will sell at public sale the following
described real property:

Lot 24 FIELDS OF MCALPIN, Phase
Four, according tot he plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1 page 482 of
the public records of Suwannee
County, Florida.
PAC 08942 040240

The sale will be held on Wednesday,
December 23, 2009, at 11:00 A.M., or as
soon thereafter as possible to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the front door
of the Courthouse at Live Oak,
Suwannee County Florida, in
accordance with Section 45.031 of the
Florida Statutes.

SEAL
Sharon Hale
BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Court
12/4, 11

PUBLIC AUCTION

The public auction of surplus items will
be held at the Suwannee CountySchool
Board Maintenance Department, 1729
South Walker Avenue, Live Oak,Florida,
on Tuesday December 15, 2009,
beginning at 9:00 a.m. A list ofsale items
may be picked up at the Maintenance
Department on or afterDecember 7, 2009
and items can be viewed the morning of
the sale.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-122-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUIE BELL, SR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Loule Bill, Sr, deceased, File No. 09-122-
CP consisting of a total value of $30,000
has been filed in the Circuit Court, Third
Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee
County Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 200 S. Ohio Ave, Live
Oak, FL 32064. The names and
addresses of the persons to whom it has
been assigned and the attorney for the
estate are set forth below.
BENEFICIARY
Louis Bell, Jr.
8730 180th Street
McAlpin, FI 320642

ALL CREDITORS ARE REQUIRED,
pursuant to Sec. 733.2121 and 733.702,
Florida Statutes, to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
all claims against the estate.
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Attorney
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PO. Box 1415
Live Oak, FL 32064
Tel. 386-362-8537
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-CP-0073
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHEILA H. BUCKNER
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Shella
H. Buckner, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Suwannee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL
32064. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

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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
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.


Sharon Hale The date of first publication of this notice
Deputy Clerk is: November 27. 2009.


Thomas H. McGowan, PA
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 09-363-CA

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET
SECURITIZATION CORPORATION
2006-OPT3 MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT3,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PEARLIE J. OGLETREE, et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEARLIE J. OGLETREE
Whose residence is:
11081 73RD CT
LIVE OAK, FL 32060 &
1118SOUTHEND VIEW LAKE DR.
LAKELAND, FL 33809
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PEARLIE J. OGLETREE
Whose residence is:
11081 73RD CT LIVE OAK, FL 32060 &
1118SOUTHEND VIEW LAKE DR,
LAKELAND, FL 33809

If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
PEARLIE J. OGLETREE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PEARLIE J. OGLETREE
and all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the property
described herein.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:

LOT 6, CONNOR'S PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 205, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A mobile home with the VIN number
VIN FLHML2F72210689A & B sits on
the property.
a/lka 11081 73RD CT
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on or
before January 1, 2010, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 17th day of November, 2009.
SEAL

Barry A. Baker
As Clerk of the Court

By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk

A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint
and Lis Pendens were sent to the
defendant and address named above.

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator at
9049582163, PO BOX 1569, LAKE CITY
FL, 32056. If hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida Relay
System.

This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for that
purpose.
#82208
11/27 12/4

SUWANNEE RIVERWATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following application for permit was
received on June 29, 2009, for:

City of Live Oak, 101 SE White AVE, Live
Oak, FL 32064, has submitted an
application for modification of Water Use
Permit Number 07-0036M3, for public
supply with an average daily use of 1.520
million gallons, a maximum daily
withdrawal of 12.456 million gallons, and
a maximum annual withdrawal of 554.8
million gallons. The project is located in
Township 2 South, Range 13 East,
Sections 11, 12, and 24, and Township 3
South, Range 14 East, Section 12,
Suwannee County

Interested persons may comment upon
the application or submit a written
request for a staff report containing
proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the Suwannee
River Water Management District, Attn:
Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such
comments or requests must be received
by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date
of publication.

No further public notice will be provided
regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request an administrative
hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida
Administrative Code, regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a
written request after reviewing the staff
report.
12/4


TABE tests
Monday Thursday at 5
p.m. (by appointment):
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) at NFCC Test-
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Photo ID required. Pre-reg-
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& date are required. To
register please call 850-
973-9451.


By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO
THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SERVING ALSO AS THE
LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through
163.3215, Florida Statutes, as amended,
and the Suwannee County Land
Development Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, objections,
recommendations and comments
concerning an amendment, as described
below, will be heard by the Planning and
Zoning Board of Suwannee County
Florida, serving also as the Local
Planning Agency of Suwannee County,
Florida, at a public hearing on December
17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the City of Live Oak City Hall, City
Council Meeting Room, located at 101
Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida
CPA 09-7, an application by the Board of
County Commissioners, to amend the
Five-Year Schedule of the Capital
Improvements Element of the
Comprehensive Plan, and to amend the
Public School Facilities map series to
reflect the changes in the School District
Five-Year Facilities Work Plan.

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced during
the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the
date of the above referenced public
hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the amendment.

Copies of the amendment are available
for public inspection at the Office of the
Director of Planning and Zoning, located
at 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, Florida,
during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made at
the above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
12/4

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-313-CA

MERCANTILE BANK, a division
of CAROLINA FIRST BANK,
as Successor by Merger to
CNB NATIONAL BANK,

PLAINTIFF,

vs.
KLASS REYNEVELD and
GRACE REYNEVELD, his wife,
THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICAN and COAST GRAIN
COMPANY

DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: COAST GRAIN COMPANY

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
real property in Suwannee County
Florida:
The W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 and the South
1134.19 feet of the SE 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of Section 20, Township 4 South,
Range 14 East, Suwannee County,
Florida; and part of the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of Section 20, Township 4
South, Range 14 East, Suwannee
County, Florida, being more
particularly described as follows: For
POINT OF BEGINNING, commence at
the Northwest corner of said NE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4, thence run North
8913'28" East, a distance of 5.00 feet;
thence South 00 08'34" West, a
distance of 769.43 feet to the West line
of said NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4; thence
run North 00 13'46" West, a distance
of 769.36 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING;

LESS AND EXCEPT the following
described parcel of land: Part of theW
1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 20,
Township 4 South, Range 14 East,
Suwannee County, Florida, being
more particularly described as
follows: For point of reference,
commence at the Northeast corner of
said W 1/2 of the SW 1/4, thence run
South 00 13'46" East along the East
line of said W 1/2 of the SW 1/4, a
distance of 769.36 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING; thence continue
South 00 13'46" East, a distance of
769.42 feet; thence run South
89 30'44"West, a distance of 5.00 feet;
thence run North 00 08'34" East, a
distance of 769.46 feet to POINT OF
BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Guy W. Norris,
Plaintiff's attorney whose address is
Norris & Norris, PA., 253 NW Main
Boulevard, Post Office Drawer 2349,
Lake City Florida 32056-2349, on or
before thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice, which is
January 1, 2010, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.

DATED On November 17, 2009
The Honorable Barry Baker
As Clerk of the Court


11/27 12/4






FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009


* SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK


Suwannee Legals

Continued from Page 4C

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO
THE CITY OF LIVE OAK
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD, OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK,
FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to the City of Live Oak
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning the amendments,
as described below, will be heard by the
Planning and Zoning Board of the City of
Live Oak, Florida, at public hearings on
Monday December 14, 2009 at 5:30
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters
can be heard, in the City Council Meeting
Room, City Hall, located at 101
Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida.
(1) CPA 09-5, an application by the City
Council, to amend the text of the
Comprehensive Plan, by amending: The
Capital Improvements Element, A
PORTION OF POLICY VIII.2.1
CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES LEVEL OF SERVICE
STANDARDS; TABLE VIII-1
CONCERNING THE FIVE YEAR
SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS; adding to: The
Capital improvements Element, POLICY
VIII.4.8 CONCERNING THE DISTRICT
FIVE-YEAR FACILITIES WORK PLAN;
amending: The Public School Facilities
Element, POLICY IX.1.1 CONCERNING
THE LEVEL OF SERVICE STANDARDS
FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES;
adding to or amending: The Illustration
Appendices, ILLUSTRATIONS A-XIII
2009 EXISTING PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES; A-XIV 2010-2014
PLANNED PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES; A-XV 2019 PLANNED
PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES; A-XVI
2029 PLANNED PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES.
The public hearings may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the
public hearings shall be announced
during the public hearings and that no
further notices concerning this matter will
be published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the
date of the above referenced public
hearings.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the referenced
petition.
Copies of the amendments are available
for public inspection at the office of the
Development Manager, City Hall Annex,
416 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
Florida, during regular business hours;
phone 386-362-2276.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made at
the above referenced public hearings,
they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
12/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.61- 2009-CA-000035
21st MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
RICHARD T. WILLIAMS A/K/A
RICHARD THOMAS WILLIAMS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD T.
WILLIAMS A/K/A RICHARD THOMAS
WILLIAMS; TRACY RENAE WILLIAMS
A/K/A TRACY R. WILLIAMS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY
RENAE WILLIAMS A/K/A TRACY R.
WILLIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF MARRIED, AN IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Suwannee County,
Florida, I will sell the property situated in
Suwannee County, Florida described as:
PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 3


SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
FOR POINT OF REFERENCE
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 12
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A
DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREE 02 MINUTES
57 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
87.93 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 250
AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01
DEGREE 02 MINUTES 57 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 572.82 FEET
TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHWEST 11/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A
DISTANCE OF 173.57 FEET TO THE
WEST LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 114 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREE
02 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 450.80 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 169.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 01 DEGREE 02 MINUTES
57 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
121.88 FEET TO SAID SOUTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE; THENCE RUN NORTH
89 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 39
SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
68.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPERTY:
PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 12
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A
DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREE 02 MINUTES
57 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
87.93 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 250;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01
DEGREE 02 MINUTES 57 SECONDS
EAST, 320.82 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING; CONTINUE SOUTH 01
DEGREE 02 MINUTES 57 SECONDS
EAST, 252 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE
OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST
1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05
SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID
SOUTH LINE, 173.57 FEET TO WEST
LINE OF EAST 1/2 OF NORTHWEST
1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN
NORTH 01 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 56
SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST
LINE A DISTANCE OF 252 FEET;
THENCE EAST 173.06 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
To include a:
2007 NOBILITY HOMES, INC. VIN
N813198A 98005610
2007 NOBILITY HOMES, INC VIN
N813198B 98005696
AK/A
15366 CR 250
Live Oak, Fl 32060
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, At the front steps of the
Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32060 at
11:00 a.m., on DECEMBER 15, 2009
DATED THIS 18th DAY OF November,
2009
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 seal of this court
on the 18th day of November, 2009.
SEAL
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Sallie Pert
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-8660
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Florida Relay Service.
11/27 12/4


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD will meet in the School Board
Meeting Room, 702 2nd Street, NW,
Live Oak, Florida, on the following date
and times:
TUESDAY December 8 2009
10:00 a.m. Workshop Session
Budget
Contracts
Curriculum Issues
Facilities
Personnel Issues
Policy Issues
Special Meetina
(immediately following Workshop
Session)
Budget
Contracts
Curriculum Issues
Facilities
Personnel Issues
Policy Issues
School Board meetings are open to the
public with the exception of Expulsion
Issues, which are private. Anyone
present wishing to appeal any decision
made during the Regular Meeting will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the meeting is made, including any
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Jerry A. Scarborough
Superintendent of Schools
12/4
PUBLIC NOTICE
The SCSB is advertising for Requests for
Qualifications (RFQ) for the following
contracted services:
1.Workforce Development Grant External
Evaluator
Qualifications should include experience
with grant evaluations.
Preference will be given to applicants
who have been previously approved by
Florida Department of Education Grants
Managements, to provide such services.
Responsibilities will include, but not be
limited to the following:
1) Submitting timely grant reports as
required by the grant
2) Applying best practices relating to
evaluating services
3) Meeting weekly with the grant
coordinator and grant advisory
committee
4) Performing regular tasks using
Microsoft Office products
2. Single School Culture Plan
Implementation Coordinator
Qualifications should include experiences
with Single School Culture initiatives and
1) Must hold current Florida certification
in Educational Leadership orSchool
Principal
2) Must meet Highly Qualified
requirements for No Child Left Behind
Preference will be given to applicants
who have demonstrated ability to
effectively lead education professionals
and education reform.
Responsibilities will include, but not be
limited to the following:
1) Submitting timely reports as required
by the District
2) Meeting regularly with the District's
elementary school administrators and
leadership teams
3) Planning, facilitating, and/or
presenting workshops for parents,
teachers, administrators, and other
community stakeholders
4) Performing regular tasks using
Microsoft Office products
3. Education Consultant
Qualifications should include experience
with school reform initiatives and
demonstrated ability to effectively lead
education professionals and reform
efforts; hold current Florida Certification
in Educational Leadership or School
Principal; and meet the Highly Qualified
requirements for No Child Left Behind.
Preference will be given to applicants
who have demonstrated ability to
effectively lead education professionals
and education reform.
Responsibilities will include, but not be
limited to the following:
1) Submitting timely reports as required
by the District
2) Meeting regularly with the District's
administrators
3) Planning, facilitating, and/or
presenting workshops
4) Conducting surveys and assessments
5) Performing regular tasks using
Microsoft Office products
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD
SUBMIT A RESUME AND/OR
PORTFOLIO OUTLINING
QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATED
WORK EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING
REFERENCES AS WELL AS A FEE
STRUCTURE BASED ON HOURLY,
DAILY, AND AGGREGATE CONTRACT
PRICING TO:
Vickle Music
Chief Financial Officer
Suwannee County Schools
386-647-4608
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Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by ap-
pointment): CJBAT (Criminal Justice Ba-
sic Abilities Test) at NFCC Testing Center
(Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is required
for acceptance into Corrections & Law
Enforcement programs. Photo ID re-
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and date are required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.


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Do you act or dance? Do you like to read
or spend time with a friend in wonderful
conversation?
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5 p.m., Madison. Register in NFCC Stu-
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Branford TOPS

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We now meet every Tuesday at L & M
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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
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There will be a Sheriff's Office auction at

9:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2009.

The auction will be located in the field across

from the Suwannee County Jail at

305 Pine Avenue SW, Live Oak, FL.

Assortment of vehicles will be available for sale.

For more information, please contact

John Mills at 386-362-2222
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