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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00659
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACE4563
oclc - 33273856
alephbibnum - 000398954
lccn - sn 95026787
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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). 28 3 SECTIONS, 26 PAGES Friday Edition January 1, 2010
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f Waters took to the streets Tuesday
New Year's resolutions.


"Take a vacation
next year. I haven't
had one in five
years. I want to go
back to Bermuda,
it's such a beautiful
place."
Martin McHale


"I want to get my
stomach back to
the way it was
before I had my
child."
Tabitha Sibel


"My resolution is
to pay more
attention in
school."
- Suwannee High
senior J.T. Devore


"Be a non-procras-
tinator, that's one
of my bad things.
That's the deal I
made with myself."
- Linda Newman


"I don't make reso-
lutions. If you make
them you better not
break them. It
takes away from
your life."
Dwight Regans


"Keep making
more money so I
can take care of
my kids and my
family."
Tarence
Thompkins


"I want to improve
my church atten-
dance. I want to
go to every service
instead of just
Sundays"
J.C. Matthews


9 years later, shelter director is



saying goodbye


County firefighters at the scene of a mobile home fire Tuesday.
The county fire chief termed the blaze "suspicious."
- Photo: Jeff Waters


McAlpin's Jeffrey Stephenson, whose handcrafted personal
computers have appeared in our pages before, has been busy
lately. See Branford News, Page 7A. Courtesy photo


In memory of the

ultimate sacrifice


This plaque at SCFR headquarters in Live Oak was dedicated
to the memory of paramedic Raymond Hood, who died Dec.
27, 1984 in a car accident while responding to an emergency
call. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue


By Jeff Waters
A memorial service was
held Sunday at Suwannee
County Fire/Rescue head-
quarters for Raymond F.
Hood, who died in a car






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wreck Dec. 27, 1984 while
responding to an emer-
gency call in Suwannee
County. Bagpipes were
played and Trauma One
lifeflight service out of
Lake City conducted a fly-
over.
Present at the memorial
and plaque dedication ser-
vice were Muriel McDon-
ald, Jack Corbin and

SEE IN MEMORY, PAGE 10A


Jennie Lyons and son Justin, in a self-portrait. Courtesy photo


Jennie Lyons of Vivid Visions
decides it's time to move on


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

The longtime executive director
of Vivid Visions, the battered
women's agency and shelter in



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PITTSBURG, an early r
Texas Pilgrim's Dec. 22.
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emerged from cousin of
Chapter 11 bank- Dustin Ga
ruptcy protection up an acc
after a 13-month cantile Ba
restructuring, the
company an-
nounced Mon- of
day.
The reorga-
nized company
issued 64 percent
of its common
stock to JBS

SEE PILGRIM'S,
PAGE 10A


Suwannee County, is calling it
quits after much thought and
preparation.
Jennie Lyons, who shared her
domestic violence survival story
earlier this year with the Suwan-


;ge fund established
*ash victim's daughter


ters
account has
p for the one-
laughter of a
man killed in
morning crash

Lee, the
20-year-old
rdner, has set
count at Mer-
ink for Gard-


ner's daughter,
Myleighrae Gardner.
Dustin Gardner died on
89th Road around 2:15
a.m. when his 2000
Toyota left the roadway
and struck several trees.
A passenger, James B.
Kirby, 19, of Wellborn,
suffered minor injuries,
SEE COLLEGE, PAGE 10A


nee Democrat, said Monday will
be her last day on the job after
serving the agency for nine years
and working as director for seven.
"It's time for me to leave,"
Lyons said. "I've accomplished
what I hoped to accomplish."
Lyons said her decision came


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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884

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

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the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.

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

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

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

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

SREC seeking

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


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


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


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


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


Suwannee High
class of 1980
The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is planning their
30 year class reunion. If you were a member, had a
child, sibling or relative as part of the graduating class,
please email your name (maiden and married), ad-
dress, phone number
and email address to
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Arrest

Record
Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your
name appears here and
you are later found not
..',in or the ., ,..... ,. are
dropped, we will be hap-
py to make note of this in
the newspaper when judi-
cial proof is presented to
us by you or the authori-
ties.
The following abbrevi-
ations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police
Department
FDLE-Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforce-
ment
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of Al-
cohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

December 29, Cecil
Rodney Clemons, 41, Lot
14 Itchetucknee Road Live
Oak Fl, burglary, grand
theft ( 2cts ), criminal mis-
chief LOPD J. Bates
December 29, Richard
Lee Jones, 25, 1731 Long
Avenue Live Oak Fl, bat-
tery ( domestic ) LOPD -
C. Kinsey
December 29, Vincent
Webb, 38, 16969 Sunrise
Dri White Spg. Fl, bond re-
voked on charge of grand
theft spec property SCSO-
J. Mills
December 29, William
Roy Price, 25, 3360 150
Place Wellborn Fl, pass
worthless check SCSO-J.
Cameron
December 29, Anthony
Webb, 44, 12910 Hwy
90W Apt 137 Live Oak Fl,
vop o/c poss of cocaine
SCSO-S. Schadlbauer
December 29, James Ed-
ward Dennison, 38, 1285 N
Goshen Road Goshen Al,
writ of bodily attachment
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There are five groups of missions, each group
harder than the last. Players unlock new
groups by earning stars in earlier stages by
playing on the different difficulties. All of
these can be played solo, but they are all
designed to be played with a friend.


By Cody Webb
Most gamers immediate-
ly recognize the name "Call
of Duty" as one of the better
series of shooters available.
Starting with amazing
WWII-era shooters and fi-
nally stunning shooter fans
with Modem Warfare, Call
of Duty has certainly made
a name for itself amongst
games like Halo. Modem


Warfare was one of the few
games that actually man-
aged to steal some of Halo's
multiplayer fans, offering
persistent stats and many
unlockables with fluid on-
line play. Gamers, like my-
self, have waited with much
anticipation for the in-
evitable sequel, which final-
ly came out back in Novem-
ber.
Before I get into the de-
tails about MW2, I'm going
to go ahead and get this one
big warning out of the way.
By now, almost everyone
has heard about the contro-
versy surrounding the "No
Russian" mission early on
in the game. Yes, it is pretty
graphic, and yes, it is defi-
nitely not for the weak of


heart. Infinity Ward wisely
included an option for play-
ers to skip the mission with-
out any penalty, just for
those people who might feel
outraged by such a level. In
my opinion, I believe that it
is a very moving moment,
and is definitely worth ex-
periencing if you can handle
it. It provides emotional
depth to the story and
sparks all of the events that
follow.
All right, enough about
that. Let's get to the rest of
the game. Those of you who
enjoyed Modem Warfare's
fluid presentation and solid
controls will be comfortable
here. MW2 has kept its
silky-smooth framerate in-
tact, which is definitely a


1-10 rollover
The driver of this pickup truck suffered minor injuries in a rollover on 1-10 at about 1
p.m. Monday, according to emergency personnel at the scene. The driver was transport-
ed to Shands Live Oak for treatment. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes near
mile marker 274 in Suwannee County west of US 90. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue

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providing therapists to
administer weight loss and stop
smoking, group hypnotic
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For many people, this therapy
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plus with all of the on-
screen action that tends to
surround players. Unlike
the CoD4, however, MW2
introduces an amazingly fun
co-op experience along with
the popular multiplayer and
explosive story.
First up is the story mode;
oddly enough, the story is
the weakest part of this
three-tiered game. Infinity
Ward tried to stuff as much
action as they could into it,
and it shows. The action-
oriented parts are fun and
fast-paced. Unfortunately,
however, the campaign
seems suspiciously short
compared to CoD4. While
this isn't necessarily a bad
thing, it wouldn't have hurt
to perhaps pace gamers just


a little more. Although on
the plus side, it's loads of
fun to see the familiar faces
you'll run across!
The mode that will serve
to distract players from log-
ging hours into the multi-
player will be the brand-
new co-operative mode, ti-
tled "Special Ops." Spec
Ops consists of various in-
dividual missions that are
separate story-wise, but are
mostly taken from locations
from CoD4 and MW2.
There are five groups of
missions, each group harder
than the last. Players unlock
new groups by earning stars
in earlier stages by playing
on the different difficulties.
All of these can be played
solo, but they are all de-


signed to be played with a
friend. And trust me, you'll
want to bring a friend along;
the enemies aren't any easi-
er if you're alone.
Finally, we come to the
multiplayer, the lasting
mode from CoD4 and the
mode that stole many hours
of players' lives. Infinity
Ward has seen fit to take
everything that was awe-
some before, and make it
better! The biggest and
most notable improvement
would be in the rewards and
customization departments:
killstreaks can now be ad-
justed to give out whatever
reward the player wants.
Remember, though, the big-
ger the reward, the more
kills you need without dy-
ing to use it! Customiza-
tion's biggest upgrade is
easily apparent in the
weapons players get: you
can equip yourself with all
manner of killing imple-
ments to fit your playstyle.
Gamers can even outfit
their guns with different at-
tachments like in CoD4, ex-
cept now they consist of
more than just scopes. Be
sure to try out my newest fa-
vorite weapon: the throwing
knife. It's an one-shot deal,
but it insta-kills. There's
even a slight Halo vibe in
the sticky grenades that you
can equip, leading to many
strategic, and often hilari-
ous, tactics.
So was the wait worth it?
Apparently so, since Mod-
em Warfare 2 is already the
biggest selling game of all
time. Thousands of gamers
grabbed this masterpiece up,
and for good reason! Come
for the entertaining, albeit
short, story, stay for the co-
op and addicting multiplay-
er; Modem Warfare 2 gets
an A+!
Cody Webb lives in Live
Oak.


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1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010,

1:00-5:00 p.m.

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suwannee living FRIDAY, JANUARY 1,2010


Anniversaries

50TH ANNIVERSARY REMINDER 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


Susan and

Jimmy Lamb
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Susan K. and Jimmy F. Lamb
The family of Jimmy F. and Susan K. Lamb would like
to remind you of their 50th wedding anniversary celebra-
tion this Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park's Grande Hall in Live Oak. The event will
be from 2-5 p.m. and all friends and relatives are cordial-
ly invited to attend. No gifts, please.


Walter and Joy

Smith


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


Suwannee County
Extension is now offering
an educational program to
help adults with type 2
diabetes control their
blood sugar to feel better
and reduce risk of health
complications. The
program will include nine
classes taught by a team


of qualified educators and
health professionals, and
a personal consultation
with a registered dietitian.
Health assessments
(height, weight, and
blood pressure
measurements) are
included. Classes will run
from January 28th to


Try locating your ancestors by working on your
family tree. The Suwannee Valley Gcne, ii.il, Society
invites you to join and learn how to find your ances-
tors. 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). Meet-
ings are held on the first Thursday of each month at
7:00 PM at the GCec.il -, Center at 215 Wilbur Street
SW in Live Oak. The library is open Tuesdays 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.

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

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

SUWANNEE-
HAMILTON.I W
TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 647-4210
FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING
BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC .,


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March 25th and will be
held on Thursdays from 4
to 6 p.m.
We are now recruiting
participants for this
program. If you have
been diagnosed with type
2 diabetes, are at least 21
years old, and are
interested in being a part


of this program, please
call the Extension office
at 386-362-2771 by Jan.
25. The $75 program fee
includes the educational
classes, nutrition
consultation, program
materials and health
assessments.
Class size is limited!


How is your voice? Learn how to be the voice for a child
who has been abandoned, neglected or abused. No previ-
ous experience required. You can make an enormous dif-
ference in the life of a child.

Training is FREE!!
Join our team of dedicated volunteers today.
Call (386) 364-7720, ext. 103 for more information.

Columbia County: Wednesday, January 20, 10 a.m. 12
p.m. Lake City Guardian ad Litem office

Dixie County: Friday, January 22, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Dix-
ie County Public Library

Suwannee County: Monday, January 25, 10 a.m. 12
p.m. Live Oak Guardian ad Litem office

Lafayette County: Tuesday, January 26, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Jimmy Barrington Agricultural Complex (USDA)

Madison County: Friday, January 29, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Madison County Public Library

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Please join us to celebrate
Margaret Clark's 90th birthday.
When: January 9, 2010
Where: Advent Christian Village Phillips Center
Time: 4 p.m.
RSVP
386-208-6191 or
Vicki.music @gmail.com


Small steps to

health and wealth


Start your new year off
right. Let us help you with
your New Year's resolu-
tions. The Suwannee
County Extension Service
is offering an eight-week,
hour-long evening program
that can be used to improve
your health, personal fi-
nances or both. This class
will provide tips to im-
prove your health and
wealth.
Class is open to all. Be-
cause seating is limited,
pre-registration is required.
The fee is $7 per person
($10 per couple), which in-


cludes taste testing and
class materials. There are
many similarities between
health and personal finance
issues and behavior change
strategies. No step is too
small to get started and you
can never be too early or
too late! Call the Exten-
sion office at 386-362-
2771 to pre-register before
Jan. 4. First class starts on
Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ex-
tension office in Live Oak.
For more information or
to ,. *.-. ir contact the Ex-
tension office at 386-362-
2771.


Local students graduate

from Flagler College
The following local students were awarded bachelor of
arts degrees from Flagler College. They were awarded
bachelor of arts degrees from Flagler College. They were
among approximately 175 Flagler seniors at the fall com-
mencement ceremony held Dec. 12 on the college campus
in St. Augustine, Fl.

Kyla Jeanne Serrano of Live Oak received a degree in
Elem. Ed/Exceptional Student Ed.

Mandy Anne Mott of Wellborn received a degree in
Elementary Education.

Suwannee Valley

4Cs board to meet
The Suwannee Valley 4Cs board of directors will meet
on Monday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Street,
Suite #135, Lake City.


Live Oak Partnership
meeting schedule changes
The Live Oak Partnership Revitalization Board will
meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at
3:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Live Oak
City Hall complex. Unless otherwise noted, these
meetings will be held in the City Hall Annex building,
east of the main City Hall office.


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Obituaries
Connie Ray Sullivan
January 12, 1942 -
December 28, 2009

onnie Ray
Sullivan, 67,
passed away
Monday December 28,
2009 in the Hands of Grace
of Mayo, Florida following
a short illness.
Mr. Sullivan was a born
January 12, 1942 in
Lafayette County, Florida
and lived there his entire
life. He retired from the
Florida Department of
Transportation,
maintenance division in
Perry, Florida with 36
years of service, and was a
member of Midway Baptist
Church, Mayo, Florida.
Survivors include one
Sister, Shirley Sullivan of
Branford, FL., one Brother,
Leon Sullivan of Williston,
FL., a niece, Brenda S
.Humphrey, three nephews,
Edward D. Sullivan, Jerry
Wayne Sullivan and Rev.
Bruce 0. Sullivan, all of
Branford, FL., and a host
of Great Nieces and
Nephews also survive.
Funeral Services were
conducted Wednesday
December 30, 2009 at 2:00
PM in Midway Baptist
Church with Rev. Lamar
McCray and Rev. Orvis
Amerson officiating.
Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory, Inc.,
Branford, FL in charge of
arrangements.

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Rudi Friedrich Deeg
June 20, 1935 -
December 26, 2009

R udi Friedrich
Deeg, 74,
)k formerly of Lee,
MA, left us on Saturday,
December 26, 2009 for his
eternal home after a
courageous fourteen-year
battle against cancer and
Parkinson's disease.
Rudi was bom in
Germany on June 20, 1935.
After completing his
secondary education and
an apprenticeship in tool
and dye making, he took a

Martz to

address

Republicans

John Martz, Executive
VP/CEO of Suwannee
Valley Electric, will be the
guest speaker at the regular
monthly meeting of the
Suwannee County
Republican Party on
Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.,
at Live Oak City Hall.
Discussion will center on
the Cap and Trade
legislation currently being
presented in Washington.
All are welcome, bring
your comments and
questions. For more
information, call Chairman
Carl Meece, 386-776-1444
or visit
www.suwanneegop.com.


metallurgy course in
Finland before graduating
from Wuppertal
Engineering College with
an MA in Mechanical
Engineering in 1962. That
same year, he emigrated to
the U.S.A. and began his
career in the international
Paper Industry. His
specialty was in the design,
building, service and sale
of paper machinery. He
was a leader in the field,
traveled extensively, and
made significant
contributions by writing
technical papers and
receiving several patents.
Having adopted the
Creator worldview, his
faith permeated his every
action. He devoted the
majority of his personal
time to service in the
church. He faithfully led
weekly Bible studies, and
enthusiastically committed
physical and financial
resources to Christian
Education. Rudi also
enjoyed woodworking and
home improvement
projects of any size.
He leaves his wife of 44
years, Edith Engelhardt
Deeg, his daughter, Anita
Deeg-Carlin, his son-in-
law, Christopher Carlin,
two grandchildren,
Mikaela Ruth and Kai
Andrew. He is predeceased
by his parents, Helene and
Friedrich Deeg, his brother,
Hans Joachim, and his son,
Andrew Joachim.
A loving husband and
devoted father, we will
miss his unwavering love,
his endless patience, and
his sharp wit.
A memorial service will
be held at the Bixler
Memorial Chapel in
Dowling Park, FL, on
Tuesday, January 5th at
2:00 p.m. followed by a
reception. A private burial
will be held at Mountain
View Cemetery in
Lenoxdale, MA. In lieu of
flowers, the family
requests donations to be
made to the Advent
Christian Village or to the
Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranch.

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By Cathy Rogers
Family and Consumer
Sciences Agent
UF/IFAS Suwannee County
Extension

Every time I have been
successful in improving
my life in the areas of
health and wealth it has
been because I made a
small change in my life -
something I could stick
with. Once I make it a
habit or "lifestyle change"
I make another small
change and make that into
a habit. If I try to make
extreme changes I start
thinking about how much
it will cost in dollars or
time or how much it will
reduce the enjoyment of
life, and I fail. I don't
want to feel deprived or
restricted. It's human
nature to avoid "pain" and
to seek pleasure.
That's where the "small
steps" approach comes in.
It's not necessary to make
major life changes or to do
everything that the experts
recommend but you can do
something to improve your


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Free English-speaking and literacy classes
Provided by Columbia County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program


Where:


When:


Wellborn, Florida
Unity of God Ministries, Inc.
12270 County Road 137
Every Thursday (Beginning Jan. 7)
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.


Activities for children will be provided.
Please contact 386-755-8190 for additional information.


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357 N.W. Wilks Lane, Lake City, FL 32055
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Register Now!

Automotive Tech

or Auto Body

Repair

Earn your ASE today!
Classes start January 21st

Call (386) 647-4210
to schedule TABE test

SUWANNEE-e
HAMILTON
TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr.,
Live Oak, FL 32064
FINANCIALAID IS AVAILABLEAND ACCEPTED. APPROVED
FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE
COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.


health and finances now.
Any action taken to
improve your health and
finances is a step in the
right direction and is better
than doing nothing.
Otherwise, if you settle for
things the way they are
your "issues" will
continue.
Sometimes I know I
need to make a change but
I don't quite know where
to start because I am not
sure where the problem
lies. Try to make changes
without an identified
starting point is like trying
to make your way home
when you don't realize
where you are standing.
You have to admit that you
have a problem before you
can take steps to address
it. Research has shown
that many people will
describe themselves as
"healthy" even though
they may be overweight,
smoke, drink too much
alcohol or never exercise.
Examples of financial
denial are also well
documented. They include
statements like "I'll be OK
in retirement even though
I haven't saved for it" and
"other people may need
long-term care but I
won't."
As a matter of fact, there
are quite a few similarities
in the issues regarding
health and wealth. Some
of these are:


Problems develop
gradually
Less stigma than
before
Impact on job
productivity and
discrimination
Lots of specialized
terms to know
People want
"Quick Fixes" s
The UF/IFAS
Suwannee
County
Extension is
offering an
eight-
week,
hour-
long Snall St
evening
program that NUU
can be used to Weat
improve your
health, personal
finances or both. Co-
taught by Katherine Allen
and Cathy Rogers, this
class will provide tips to
improve your health and
wealth. Let us give you
the tools to make and keep
those New Year's
resolutions.
There is a $7 fee ($10
per couple) to cover class
materials and taste-testing.
Classes begin Wednesday,
January 6th at 6 pm (till 7
pm) at the Extension office
beside the Coliseum but
since seats are limited, you
must call 362-2771 to pre-
register by Monday, Jan. 4.
All programs and related


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taken to

improve your

health and

finances is a

step in the right

direction and is

better than

doing nothing.

Otherwise, if

you settle for

things the way

they are your

"issues" will

continue.

activities
sponsored for, or
assisted by, the
Institute of
Food and
BpS o0 Agricultural
Sciences are
and open to all persons
IthM with non-
discrimination with
respect to race, creed,
color, religion, age,
disability, sex, or sexual
orientation, marital status,
national origin, political
opinions, or affiliations.

For persons with
disabilities. inii '
special accommodations,
please contact our office at
least five ",.'i!-,,,... days
prior to the ',. .,111, so
that proper consideration
may be....i'. to the
request. Our phone
number is 386-362-2771.
For the h., in.. impaired,
please contact the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771.


NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
The City Council of the City of Live Oak, Florida proposes to regulate the use of land within the
area as shown on the map below by amending the City of Live Oak Comprehensive Plan,
hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, as follows:
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.

Cityof Li"vOak















The public hearing to consider the enactment of the ordinance to adopt the amnedment will be
held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be
heard, at a Regular City Council M!o,..i in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall, located
at 101 Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida. The titles of said ordinance reads, as
follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 1273
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, RELATING TO AN
AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 09-5, BY THE CITY COUNCIL, UNDER THE
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING 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; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES
IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
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 hearings shall be
announced during the public hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be
published.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and heard with respect
to the ordinances adopting the amendments on the date, time and place referenced above.
Copies of the amendments) and the ordinances) adopting 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 decisions made at the public hearings,
they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they many 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.
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Members of the
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Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please include your full name, address and daytime phone number. We ask tl
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On New Year's

resolutions


w By Jim Holmes
- OK. Be honest now. Are you still keeping
your New Year's resolutions?
I read somewhere that 25 percent of us break
S our annual resolutions within the first 10 days
of a new year. And most of us about 55 per-
cent have broken our New Year's resolu-
tions by June 1.
,, With such limited success, it really is rather
*- amazing that the custom of adopting resolu-
tions continues year after year. I guess it is a
S tribute to our constant desire to improve our-
selves. And such resolutions are nothing new.
They apparently go back some 4,000 years, to
when the ancient Babylonians first came up
* with the annual custom. In fact, historians even
know what the most common New Year's res-
olution was back then: a pledge to return bor-
rowed farm equipment.
I wonder if those folks were anymore suc-
cessful in keeping their annual resolutions than
we are today?
Of course, New Year's was much different
back then. According to Wilstar.com, they
ee were very much an agricultural society, so their
New Year's celebration -all 11 days of it -


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SEE ON NEW YEAR'S, PAGE 10A


leave

but around here it rules peoples lives with little
regard to one's preferences. The people mov-
ing out include our young folks, our future!
Working folks who own homes foot the bills
here, not churches or tax exempt ag interests. If
everybody "just moves" who's gonna pay the
politicians big fat salaries? Surely not the new
businesses we fail to attract due this kind of
thinking. Oh yeah, the supreme court of our
land has ruled on school religion yrs. ago, try
reading it!
SEE RANT & RAVE, PAGE 10A


LETTER TO

THE EDITOR
To the Editor:
People of North Florida, can you believe
the past votes of our representatives on
health care and cap and trade? Global
warming is becoming unmasked as a com-
plete farce. It has decimated this country
economically, yet Allen Boyd voted for it.
He has the time and money to research this
with credible scientists, yet he still listens to
Al Goreites who are making tens of millions
on lies. He needs to be voted out.
Senator Bill Nelson voted for the Health
Care bill after being bribed to give three
counties in our state a Medicare supplement
exemption, Miami-Dade, Broward, and
Palm Beach counties. These are probably
the most populous and wealthy retirees.
What about the other 64 counties? He sure-
ly does not represent us.
I'm proud to live in Suwannee County
Florida but this unethical politics makes the
state look cheesy, i.e. Nebraska, Louisiana.
Nelson needs to be voted out. I'm con-
cerned about Charlie Crist's conservative
views. Rubio seems to be the better.
J.D. Greene Jr.


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Poll Results (12-25-09)
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moment. Are you optimistic
about what 2010
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15% A little 28% Not at all
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'Designing on the fly'


McAlpin's Jeffrey Stephenson builds computers that qualify as works of art


By Stephenie Li t .., i..-
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Jeffrey Stephenson's technological
works of art start with a few small pieces
of wood, simple tools and an idea. A cus-
tom computer builder, Stephenson's
newest design, "Mission," was on Dec.
15 named Best for Digital Lifestyle in a
competition sponsored by microchip
maker Intel.
Now retired, Stephenson worked as a
nuclear engineer for the Pentagon and an
accountant before picking up his hobby
of "case-modding," or designing and cre-
ating a case in which to contain a com-
puter, by building small computer moth-
erboards into unlikely cases.
"I stuck a computer inside a cigar box
to begin with," said Stephenson. "I want-
ed to build computers that could be dec-
orative and not just stuck in a back room
somewhere. The wife wasn't going to


suffer with some ugly looking computer
in the living room."
Stephenson also built computers into
vintage radios and other unlikely con-
tainers. After gaining recognition from
magazines and national competitions for
computers built to look like radios and
cigar boxes, Stephenson said he decided
to bring his idea of design to a full size
computer. He called the design "Mis-
sion."
This newest design, and winner of the
Intel award, was inspired by the simplic-
ity of LL Bean combined with principles
of Art Deco design, Stephenson's own
unique style.
"I want to drive home to people that
you can create to match whatever your
style is," he said.
Stephenson said he never uses plans or
models, but instead starts small and de-
signs as he builds up.


"I'm not a carpenter," he said abruptly.
"I take small pieces of wood to build up
into what I want it to be. I'm not using
plans. I'm making this stuff up as I go."
What results is an innovative work of
art that is not only gaining recognition
from international competitions, but mu-
seums as well.
In February, Stephenson's Mission de-
sign will be on display at the Explorato-
rium's Palace of Fine Arts in San Fran-
cisco. His designs have also been on dis-
play at the Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas six out of the last seven
years. His designs are well known in the
computer world as he has been featured
on Tech TV, CBS, countless Web sites,
and in magazines such as Popular Sci-
ence, Popular Mechanics, PC World and
PC magazine.
Stephenson, though, says he'd just as
soon keep his creations in his own living


room as sell them.
"It is just a hobby. I'm not out to make
even a penny off of it," he said. "I'm just
doing what I like to do."
Stephenson said his intent is to share
his idea of design and have his work rec-
ognized as innovative and artistic, not to
make money. When money enters the
equation, he believes, creativity can
wane.
"It sucks the fun out of it," he chuck-
led.
However, Stephenson said he might be
open to a partnership with someone bet-
ter versed in the financial end of the
business.
Stephenson said it's easy to copy an
original, but to make something innova-
tive from scratch takes creativity and a
unique feel for design.
"I don't want to sound boastful. I'm
just designing on the fly," he said.


Stephenson at his home with one of his creations.


"Mission," which was named Best for Digital Lifestyle on Dec. 15 in a competition spon-
sored by Intel.


"Mission"
in black
walnut.
Design
features
include a
rear
"plug-in"
standard
ATX mid
tower
case and
easily re-
placeable
decorative
panels
that can
be
changed
to suit in-
dividual
style or
decor.


Stephenson's latest project
is a hybrid computer/digital
photo frame powered by a
VIA PX10000 Pico-ITX
mainboard. The board has
an integrated 1GHz VIA C7
CPU and 1GB of Crucial
DDR2 memory installed.
The Pico Bayard is my trib-
ute to a provocative mantle
clock design by the French
clockmaker Bayard. The
clock was designed and
built in the 30s in the sky-
scraper-style of the Art
Deco era.


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"My goal was to
build the case
from materials
and items that
were actually
from the 30s,"
Stephenson said
of this Art Deco-
influenced piece.


The Machine Age Pro-
ject's inspiration came
from a 1930's radio de-
sign. "I had just finished
up with the editors at
Popular Science maga-
zine on the Humidor CL
Server project," Stephen-
son says. "The experi-
ence had jogged my
memories about when I
was a kid, looking
through old Pop Sci is-
sues and being enter-
tained by all the crazy 'in
the future' stuff that
mostly had gone wrong."
Courtesy photos


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HOW IT'S MADE


A step-by-step look

The Ingraham is a tribute to the
Ingraham Cabinet Co., which de-
signed and built many of
Stephenson's favorite wooden ra-
dio cabinets in the 30s and 40s.
Ingraham didn't build radios --
they were a clock company -- but
many famous radio manufacturers I
contracted with them to furnish
wooden enclosures.

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The finished product. A gloss 9
black highlight disk was thread- g
ed through the bolt and at- g
tached behind the centerpiece.
The centerpiece is a chrome-
plated, billet aluminum,
knurled-edge, baby moon-style
gas cap for a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle. Image in reflection
is Rodin's "The Thinker." Ten
coats of satin finish brush-on
lacquer were buffed with #0000
steel wool and Johnson's Paste
Wax.

Courtesy photos


at how McAlpin's Jeffrey Stephenson makes a masterpiece


Stephenson began the transformation "by giving the (com-
puter) case a frontal lobotomy," as he put it, using a Dremel
tool with cut-off wheel.


Rafters were hand
milled from bass-
wood and set into
place. Glue-down
blocks were set on
the edges and used
as rafter spacers.


Plywood side panels were bolted to the case body to allow


for expansion.
l/ 4


The grill was made
from 37 pieces of
basswood and
formed two 3" round
ventilation ports.


Cutouts were made to support the front grill and a bass-
wood front panel was machined for controls and attached
with bolts.


Hatch Bend
Apostolic Church
Pastor Steve Boyd
Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125
Sunday Worship..................1...10:00 a.m.
W ednesday...................................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............1...10:45 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.
Worship.................................... 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.... 0:15 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 565639-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.
565641 -F

Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Pastor Paul A. Coleman
935-0943
Sunday School............................ 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening.........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening..................... 7:00 p.m.
3029 S.E. CR 500 565640-F


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Completed veneering job. The veneer came in 3" wide
strips so there was considerable effort expended to prop-
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Food for Thought

Still Time This Year!
We are on a countdown of this year. We have
just a few more hours left. By the way, our whole
life is a count down. Paul said we are closer to
salvation than when we first believed [Rom.
13:11]. Good News! There is still some time left
this year.
1) Time To Surrender! Saul asked Jesus,
"What would you have me do?" [Acts 9:6]. There
is time to surrender old habits, old ways. The
conversion of Saul is the story of new
beginnings.
2) Time To Be Saved! Paul said, "Now is the
day of salvation." [II Cor. 6:1-2]. If there is
breath in your body, you still have time to be
saved. One must believe Jesus to be the Son of
God [John 8:24], repent of their sins [Luke 13:3],
confess with your mouth Jesus [Acts 8:37], be
baptized for the remission of your sins [Acts
22:16]. Jeremiah 8:20 may be one of the saddest
Bible verses of those who were not saved in time!
3) Time For The Second Coming! Rev. 22:12
"Behold, I come quickly." He may come before
you finish reading this article. My question is -
are we ready? [II Thess. 1:7-9].

Ken Campbell, Evangelist
Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ
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'Suspicious'


fire


guts mobile home


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

A mobile home fire at the Wayne Frier
Mobile Home Park on US 90 West in Live
Oak Tuesday afternoon was termed "sus-
picious" by Suwannee County Fire/Rescue
Chief Charlie Conner. No one was injured
in the incident.
The abandoned doublewide home at Lot
124 caught fire sometime around 3 p.m.
SCFR crews as well as volunteer firefight-
ers reported to the scene and had the fire
contained within minutes.
"I would call it suspicious," said Con-
ner.
He said the state fire marshal's office
was called in to investigate.
"This was a tricky fire," said Conner.
"Because the fire ran up the wall and got
up into the attic space."
Robert Anders, head of maintenance for
the mobile home park, said the owner of
the home abandoned it about five years
ago. He said the owner fell ill and left.
"We were in the process of trying to see
if the owner will sell it to us," said Anders.
Now, he said the burned shell of a home


will be an eyesore to neighbors until the
owner can be contacted.
Maintenance worker Robert Godfrey
said he was working nearby when he knew
something was wrong.
"I was over there working and saw the
smoke," he said. "I yelled for help and
someone called 911."
Damage was estimated at about $5,000,
said Conner.



LO Partnership


meeting schedule

changes

The Live Oak Partnership Revital-
ization Board will meet on the first and
third Tuesdays of each month at 3:30
p.m. The meetings will be held at the
Live Oak City Hall complex. Unless
otherwise noted, these meetings will
be held in the City Hall Annex build-
ing, east of the main City Hall office.


3 hurt in 1-75 crash


Staff
Three people, including a Live Oak
man, were hurt in a Tuesday morning
crash on 1-75 in Columbia County, the
Florida Highway Patrol reported.
David Lamar Mobley, 52, of Live Oak
suffered minor injuries when his 2005
Mack tractor-trailer struck the left rear of
a 2001 Dodge van at 7:36 a.m., jack-
knifed and struck a concrete barrier, said
FHP.


The van's driver, Arthur L. Berry, 75,
of Ft. Myers, was critically hurt when his
vehicle spun, overturned and struck a
concrete barrier. Yvonne Berry, 84, also of
Ft. Myers, suffered serious injuries, ac-
cording to FHP. Both were transported to
Shands UE Mobley was treated at Lake
City Medical Center.
Reports show that all three individuals
were wearing a seat belt.
Charges are pending, said FHP.


Eastern equine encephalitis

health advisory lifted here


Staff
The Suwannee County
Health Department an-
nounced Tuesday it had
lifted the public health ad-
visory for mosquito-bome
disease. The advisory has
been in place since June
when two horses were re-
ported to have died from
Eastern equine encephalitis
(EEE).
The cooler weather


means there is little mos-
quito activity in the area,
making it an appropriate
time to lift the health advi-
sory, officials said. How-
ever, the Florida Depart-
ment Of Health continues
to conduct statewide sur-
veillance for mosquito-
borne diseases, including
West Nile virus encephali-
tis, Eastern equine en-
cephalitis, St. Louis en-


SRWMD riding trails

featured in statewide


equestrian
Several horseback riding
trails located on properties
owned by the Suwannee
River Water Management
District are featured in a
statewide equestrian guide.
Florida Equestrian
Trails, A Guide to Florida's
Top Equestrian Trails,
highlights more than 30
riding trails located on pub-
lic and private lands
throughout Florida. The
SRWMD properties includ-
ed in the publication are the
R.O. Ranch Equestrian
Park, the Mattair Springs
Tract and Devil's Ham-
mock Wildlife Manage-
ment Area. The three prop-
erties located in Lafayette,
Suwannee and Levy coun-
ties, respectively, provide
some of the best trail riding
opportunities in the SR-
WMD.
The brochure was pro-
duced by Visit Florida. The
Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection's


guide
Office of Greenways &
Trails and Division of
Recreation and Parks facil-
itated production of the
guide. Copies have been
distributed to parks and
trails throughout the state.
"We are pleased to be
recognized for our riding
trails," said Edwin Mc-
Cook, land management
specialist for SRWMD. "It
is our hope that the publi-
cation will encourage more
people to take advantage of
our public lands."
To view the equestrian
guide visit www.mysuwan-
neeriver.com and click on
"SRWMD riding trails fea-
tured in statewide equestri-
an guide" and "Equestrian
Trails Brochure." For more
information about riding
trails on SRWMD lands
visit www.mysuwanneeriv-
er.com and click on
"Recreation" and "Best
Recreational Opportuni-
ties."


cephalitis, malaria, and
dengue.
For more information on
mosquito-borne illnesses,
visit the Department of
Health's Environmental
Health Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us/envi-
ronmental/community/ar-
boviral/index.html, call the
West Nile Virus Hotline at
1-888-880-5782, or the
SCHD Environmental
Health at 386-362-2708 x
245. Additional informa-
tion about mosquito-bome
disease is available on the
Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention Web
site at www.cdc.gov.



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On New Year's resolutions


Continued From Page 6A

was conducted in early
spring, when the earth was
once again coming to life.
Imagine the relief they
must have felt. Small won-
der they felt like partying
for the better part of two
weeks.
Our modem New Year's



Rant

Continued From Page 6A


Well, we were promised
back a while ago that those
of us that live in the retire-
ment village over in Dowl-
ing Park would not have to
walk across our lawn in the
middle of the rain or sprin-
kler system to pick up our
morning paper. But now
it's repetitious. Just thrown
out of a truck or van or car,
hurled across into the
grass, some of us are on
crutches, in wheel chairs,
and that's just not fair. Can
you do something about it
down at the Suwannee De-
mocrat, so that the senior
citizens can enjoy your pa-
per and not get their feet
wet. Thank you very much.
M E N
The county is looking
for another coordinator!
For men who achieve elec-
tion through the founda-
tions and reputations they
have built in the county.
They are quick to hire peo-
ple we never heard of that
have no roots in our com-
munity.
M E N
This letter is in response
to the woman who was
"galled" to see a "Happy
Holidays" sign at the
roundabout but no "Merry
Christmas" sign. Her state-
ment that Christmas is the
reason for the season may
be true for her but it is not
the case for many others.
My Jewish friends cele-
brate Hanukkah. Muslims
celebrate the Day of Ashu-
ra. Those of us who have
more Earth centered be-
liefs celebrate the return of
the Sun. And Christians
celebrate the birth of Jesus.
We are all allowed and
even encouraged to cele-
brate in the ways we deem
fitting. I, for one, applaud
and appreciate that the per-
son who put up the sign


dates back to 46 BC and
the calendar adopted by
Julius Caesar. But imple-
menting it didn't take place
overnight.
In order for the new cal-
endar to coincide with the
correct season, old Julie or-
dered that the preceding
year be extended by 80
days. Clearly, it was good



Rave

was respectful of the fact
that the season is for
EVERYONE. It is a time
to celebrate Peace, Love
and Good Will and those
things are for ALL OF US.
SMEN
Good morning, I'm just
reading your Rant and
Rave and I see that most of
the complaints are made by
outsiders. And I might add
that as a lifelong resident
of Suwannee County, it is
usually the outsiders that
move here, and try to cre-
ate problems because they
cannot live their life the
way they are used to living
it in their former homes.
Please, people, when you
move to Live Oak, learn
Live Oakan ways. We have
kept this county for many,
many years and things
went along just fine. We
don't want to be drunks,
and we don't want to be
anti-religious atheists or
into witchcraft as many of
you do. Please, learn the
language when you come
here, we love all people
but we cannot tolerate law-
lessness. Thank you kind-
ly.

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to be emperor!
Although New Year's has
been around more than
2,000 years, it failed to gain
any traction among western
nations for centuries. You
see, the early Christian
church saw New Year's as a
pagan observance of Rome
and thus to be avoided.
That didn't change much
until about 400 years ago.
As for an old coot like
me, New Year's isn't all
that special anymore.
More likely than not, I'll be
in bed New Year's Eve at
10 p.m., just like any other
night. That doesn't mean I
won't see the ball drop in
New York's Time's Square.
At my age, I'm visiting the
bathroom every two hours
anyhow, so why not flick
on the TV for a minute or
two at midnight and watch
all the action amongst that
mob of folks.
I've been told that hun-


dreds of pickpockets from
around the country are to
be found in that annual
throng of people. And
every year, that sets me to
wondering, do you think
any of those pickpockets
have their pockets picked?
If I were in that profession,
I just know that would be
my luck.
Of course, New Year's
hasn't really been New
Year's to me since Guy
Lombardo left the scene. I
told my daughter that once
and she said, "Guy who?"
Oh well, at least the good
Lord has allowed me to see
one more new year roll in
... and make one more list
of New Year's resolutions.
And I must tell, I can
boast a perfect record of
keeping my New Year's
resolutions ... at least until I
get out of bed January 1st.
Jim Holmes lives in Live
Oak.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 1,2010


Block parties

return to

downtown

Live Oak


Staff
First Friday, the
monthly block party in
downtown Live Oak, is
back.
As the name suggests,
the gatherings will be
held on the first Friday
of each month. The first
one is set for New Year's
Day at Millennium Park
at 6 p.m.
Folks are invited to
gather downtown to
meet old friends and
make new ones. Local
classic car owners are
encouraged to show off
their prized possessions.
Cars will be parked on
North Pine Avenue adja-
cent to the park, begin-


ning at 6. Limited space
is available. Local radio
station WLVO 106.1 FM
will be broadcasting dur-
ing the car show.
The Live Oak Partner-
ship in cooperation with
the Suwannee County
Historical Museum will
show the movie "Cars"
in the park at 6:30. Resi-
dents are invited to bring
a chair, bring a blanket,
and bring the family.
Businesses or car
owners wishing to par-
ticipate should contact
Randy Torrance at 386-
362-1776, or Ellie How-
ell at North Florida
Printing Co. at 386-362-
1080.


9 years later, shelter director is




saying goodbye


Continued From Page 1A

this summer, and was reaf-
firmed after a somewhat tu-
multuous year.
"It's definitely a personal
choice," she said. "And
scary, with the way the job
market is right now."


But it's all for a good
reason: she's focusing on
her 12-year-old son Justin.
Justin, who attends Sum-
mers Elementary School in
Lake City and faces some
special challenges, was in-
jured in a horseback riding
accident earlier this year


and has undergone surgery
and physical therapy in re-
cent months. Despite the
hurdles, Justin is perform-
ing very well in school and
has improved his behavior,
Lyons said.
"I definitely plan on vol-
unteering more in my son's
classroom and helping with
school trips and activities,"
Lyons said. Justin is excited
about the opportunity to
spend more time with his
mom.
"I like that," he said by
phone Monday.
Still, Lyons is saddened
to be leaving the domestic
abuse agency.
"I'm confident with the
people who will maintain
the services there," she
said. "I'm certain they will
continue to provide the
same quality of services."
Tina Walker, assistant di-
rector of Vivid Visions, will
serve as interim director
until the position is filled.
"I think it will be a little


difficult at first without
Jennie because she was
very diligent in her mis-
sion," said Walker, who
worked alongside Lyons
for five years. "She was
very vital at initiating our
various programs and get-
ting the community support
for what we do here. She
will truly be missed.
Nonetheless, I believe we
will be able to carry on the
goals and the motives she
has set forth."
Lyons said the whole
"not knowing what the fu-
ture is going to hold" idea
sounds a bit scary too, but
for now she'll continue
working hard toward her
online degree in human ser-
vices management through
Phoenix University.
"I've always had the de-
sire to help people. I hope
to move toward the social
services field," Lyons said.
"Some of the staff may be
afraid of change, but
change is good."


Pilgrim's emerges from bankruptcy


Jennie and Justin during a recent trip to Disney World. -
Courtesy photo



College fund established

for crash victim's daughter


Continued From Page 1A

according to the Florida
Highway Patrol.
"I want her to have the
chance to go to college,"
Lee said of her reason for
opening the account. "I'm
happy to help."
Lee said Myleighrae
Gardner will turn two years


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nate to the fund can stop
by any Mercantile Bank
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manager said to ask for
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USA Holdings, Inc. in ex-
change for $800 million in
cash. The remaining 36
percent of the common
stock of the reorganized
company was issued to
stockholders existing im-
mediately prior to the ef-
fective date. Proceeds


from the sale of the com-
mon stock of reorganized
Pilgrim's Pride to JBS are
being used to fund cash
distributions to unsecured
creditors.
The reorganized compa-
ny's common stock began
trading Tuesday on the
New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol PPC.


In memory of the

ultimate sacrifice
Continued From Page 1A

Wayne Wingate, who shared their memories and remem-
brances of working with Hood in the early 1980s. Mc-
Donald and Hood were the only paramedics working for
Suwannee County EMS in 1984. Corbin shared his mem-
ories of Hood when the two worked at the Branford EMS
station. Wingate shared with the crowd his memories of
going to paramedic school with Hood and how they both
became some of the first paramedics in the state. The em-
ployees of Suwannee County Fire/Rescue purchased the
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Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
If the Indianapolis /.,
Colts don't ever win
another game it's fine /
with me. Speaking of
fine, the NFL should
fine them and give the fans and
advertisers their money back. What
Coach Caldwell did was akin to
football heresy. He basically gave
the game away and screwed a half a
dozen teams in the process. Never
mind history!
The Colts were undefeated going
into their game against the Jets. The
Jets needed a win to have a shot at
the playoffs. Coach Caldwell should
have his coaching credentials
revoked. You play at the
professional level to win and
entertain. He did neither. Pulling
Manning and the rest of the starters
when he did was not fair to the
people who bought a ticket or tuned
into the game. I am sure the
advertisers were thrilled that Curtis
Painter was at QB.
If you live in a cave let me tell
you what you missed. The Colts had
a chance at an undefeated season,
only done twice in the NFL. A
chance to run the table undefeated
and a Super Bowl win, only done
once. Instead pull your starters for
fear of injury. Did Shula or
Belichick adopt this policy? That's
probably why you never heard of
Caldwell. What he did was horrible


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The Bulls are the Pee Wee basketball champions. Photos: Submitted


Bulls are Pee Wee champs


By Alden Rosner
Suwannee Parks & Recreation com-
pleted its Pee Wee basketball season with
the league championship game on Dec.
17. The championship game featured the
Pee Wee Bulls, coached by Jerry Alexan-
der and the Pee Wee Kings, coached by
Jeremy Ulmer.
The Bulls defeated the Kings 38-24.


The Bulls were led by Kris Allen, who
scored 18 points and by Christian Wilk-
erson with 14 points. The Kings were led
by S.L. McCall, with 10 points and Alex
Nielsen with six points.
Sixty-four boys and girls participated
in the youth basketball league this year.
Participants in the program learned the
value of team work, self-discipline and
respect. The players honed their basket-


ball skills and had fun learning the game.
Suwannee Parks & Recreation will
hold a Junior Division playoff tourna-
ment on Monday, Jan. 4 and Tuesday,
Jan. 5.
For more information on .'.. .,,,. of-
fered by Suwannee Parks & Recreation,
call 386-362-3004, or visit us on the Web
at www.suwanneeparksandrecreation.org.


Recent SHS JV basket
Tony Frierson looks for an open shot. Photo


The Kings came in second place in the Pee Wee basketball championship.


JV 'Dogs hit

the road
The Suwannee High School JV Bull-
dog basketball team took a holiday
break following their second win against
Madison on Dec. 19, 55-41. Madison
had prepared for the rematch, and
fought hard to deny the 'Dogs a second
win with improved speed, shooting and
defense than had previously been noted.
Leading scorers were Marcus Lane (17
points, five rebounds, two steals) and
Tony Frierson (11 points, seven re-
bounds). Jimmie Taylor added eight
points and pulled down 15 rebounds, 11
on the defensive end.
The JV team now begins a demanding
stretch of games in hostile territory.
Suwannee will play five road games in
nine days, beginning on Jan. 5 with the
much-anticipated rematch against
Williston, the only team that has beaten
them so far this season, 64-63. Suwan-
nee will also play Newberry Jan. 7, an-
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Sport fishing for greater amberjack set to reopen


The recreational harvest of greater am-
berjack from federal waters in the Gulf of
Mexico will reopen on Jan. 1. Federal wa-
ters extend beyond nine nautical miles
from shore in the Gulf off Florida.
The National Marine Fisheries Service


closed the recreational harvest of greater
amberjack in these waters on Oct. 24 be-
cause an established annual recreational
harvest quota for greater amberjack in the
Gulf had been met. Gulf state waters
(within nine nautical miles from shore)


were not closed and remain open to the
recreational harvest of greater amberjack.
Recreational anglers may keep one
greater amberjack of at least 30 inches
fork length daily per person in Gulf wa-
ters off Florida, and the fish must be land-


ed in a whole condition.
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FWC announces blue

crab trap area closure

The harvest of blue crabs from traps will not be
allowed from Jan. 5 through Jan. 14 in all waters
of Franklin County west to the Florida-Alabama
border, except all waters of the Ochlockonee Riv-
er and Ochlockonee Bay. This closure will give
authorized groups the opportunity to identify and
retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from
the coastal and inland waters in this area.
All commercial and recreational blue crab traps
within three nautical miles from shore and in the
inland waters of Franklin County west to the
Florida-Alabama border, except all waters of the
Ochlockonee River and Ochlockonee Bay, must
be removed before the start of the 10-day closed
period.
The harvest of blue crabs by other gear, such as
dip nets and fold-up traps, will still be permitted
during the 10-day closure. Blue crab harvesters
also may use standard blue crab traps if the traps
are attached to private property.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has cited lost and abandoned
blue crab traps as a problem in the blue crab fish-
ery because they can continue to trap crabs and
fish when they are not maintained. They also can
be unsightly in the marine environment, damage
sensitive habitats and pose navigational hazards
to boaters on the water.
Lost and abandoned traps cannot easily be dis-
tinguished from legal traps so they often remain
in the water indefinitely. The 10-day closure will
enable FWC-authorized groups to collect lost and
abandoned blue crab traps that remain in the wa-
ter during the closed period.
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trap retrieval coordinator, Kyle Miller, at 850-
487-0554.


2nd Annual Blast from the Past


will benefit Citrus United Basket


The 2nd Annual Blast from the
Past scheduled for March 7, 2010, at
Citrus County Speedway is proud to
announce that this year's charity or-
ganization that the benefit will help
is the Citrus United Basket.
The Citrus United Basket, located
at 103 N. Mills Avenue in Inverness,
helps families with their electric
bills, food and celebrated their 31st
annual Christmas Toy run this year.
They are there, as long as funds hold
up, when you are down on your luck
and need a helping hand.
"I looked at alot of charities but
this one just touched by heart," said
event organizer Joyce Lankford. "I
really wanted to find a charity close
to home where we could see what
all our work went to and this is the
one."
The 2nd Annual Blast from the
Past is still in need of sponsors and
donations to help make the event
happen.
"We have to pay for the track
rental, the insurance, food, trophies,
and so much more and we really do


need help," said Lankford. "If you
cannot afford to sponsor any of the
event, donations as small as $5 will
also help."
You can send your donations or if
you would like to help sponsor the
event to:
Joyce Lankford
P.O.Box 77
Worthington Springs,Florida
32697
352-942-2369
slankfordl@aol.com
Also, the Blast from the Past is
looking for vendors. If you would
like to be a vendor for this event,
contact Joyce Lankford for more in-
formation.
Dave Westerman, well known in
the Florida racing community and
announcer for Auburndale Speed-
way and previously Orlando Speed-
World, will be the announcer for the
event with LaVerne Patrick as the
Flagman.
"These two gentlemen bring alot
of Florida racing history with them
and will be a great asset to our


event," said Lankford. "Dave West-
erman knows everyone and is a
great announcer. He will add alot of
flavor to the program along with
LaVerne Patrick in the flagstand."
The Blast from the Past also has a
brand new Web site where you can
check for the latest updates -
www.blast.karnac.com. All informa-
tion will be posted there.
"If you know of anyone who
needs an invitation, we are still tak-
ing names," said Lankford. "Please
send the name and address to either
myself or Jane Smith
(racingjls@aol.com) and we will
gladly add them to the invitation list.
We hope to make this the biggest
event of the year for our old time
racers and with your help, we will.
And remember, this is not just for
asphalt drivers but also for any dirt
drivers 60 years or older so please
send in names."
More information is f. -iih..,in .
We all wish everyone had a very
Merry Christmas. May 2010 be
much better for all of us.


Recent SHS JV

basketball action


Spotted seatrout fishing


season to reopen


The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout
will reopen in South Florida on Jan. 1. Spotted seatrout
harvest has been closed since Nov. 1 in South Florida to
help maintain an abundant fishery.
The areas affected include Atlantic coast waters south
of the Flagler-Volusia county line and Gulf coastal waters
south of a line running due west from the westernmost
point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is 1.17
miles south of the Pinellas-Pasco county line.
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limits.
Spotted seatrout may not be harvested by any multiple
hooks with live or dead natural bait, by snagging or by
snatch hooking. Spotted seatrout may be taken only with
hook and line gear and cast nets and must be landed in a
whole condition.
The harvest of spotted seatrout will close during the
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Alex ODlinson under pressure.


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
Continued From Page 1B
for the game.
Implications are
immense. The Jets got a
gift and will probably
make the playoffs. Their
opponent this week is the
Bengals. They have
already clinched, so they
will rest their starters a la
Caldwell's precedent. The
Houston, Baltimore,
Denver, and Pittsburgh
teams have all be affected
by the Jets' gift. The
Bengals phone in we are


not playing our starters and
the Jets are in the playoffs.
If Buffalo had been in the
playoff hunt they would be
assured a win as they play
the Colts this week.
The Colts benched their
starters after a couple of
series Sunday. Next week
there is no need to put
them on the bus. They have
a bye the next week.
Coaching genius, don't let
your players see live action
for three weeks. They
ruined the integrity of the
playoffs and gave the new
meaning to a perfect
season ... it means nothing.
I hope none of the Colts
breaks an ankle slipping on


an icy Indianapolis curb. I
don't want anyone to pull a
hamstring in practice. I do
hope you get knocked out
of the first round of the
playoffs. I wouldn't want
any of your players to get
hurt for next year.

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CHURCH CALENDAR


Saturday
Jan. 16
St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies
St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies will hold an after
Christmas yard sale Jan. 16 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 SW 11th Street in
Live Oak, across from the Garden Club. The sale will be
inside and there will be many bargains on c'i ii:ii._.
books and lots more. Come and see our handmade gift
table. The proceeds to buy material and yarn to make
items for two children's hospitals in Gainesville and
Jacksonville.

Clothes closet
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

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ADVENT CHRISTIAN
FIRST ADVENT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
] 699 Pinewood Drive
(386) 362-1802
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 am
Worship Service............................ 10:30 am
Evening Service.............................. 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .....................................10:30 am
501031-F
BIXLER MEMORIAL
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
SYouth Pastor Rev. Randy Lamb
SUNDAY
Morning Worship................... 9:55 a.m.
Christian Education Hour..............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship and
Children's Group.............................6:00 p.m .
501065-F

ANGLICAN

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

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





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Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning
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(386) 364-5211-
499831-F


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

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

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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
401 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-1583 Fax 386-364-6478
Em ail: 1,. ... ..., II.... .. I ...

Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor
Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration
Rev. Alan Lott, Music and Worship


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

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


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

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


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Morning Bible Study...................... 9:45 am
W orship Service........................ .......... 11:00 am
(Children's Church during Morning Worship)
Discipleship Training................................ 6:00 pm
(Women's I .1.1. ,.i.1 -,. Bible Study,
Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening W orship............................... ...... 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Evening Supper........................5:45 pm
A w anas .........................................................6:30 pm
Bible Study & Prayer Time.........................7:00 pm
Nursery available during all services
558112-F

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
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Van Freeman, Pastor
386-397-1350
SUNDAY
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship..........................6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting........... ..........7:00 p.m.
555677-F
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbern Road)
362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Childrens Church
10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training.................... 5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs........................... 6:20 p.m.
Youth Choir...................................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship Service............6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill....... 6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters.................................. 9:00 a.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal...... ...........7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group.......................9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal.... 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service..........................6:30 p.m.
Youth Group.....................................6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m.
1 st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study..............11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon .............12:00 noon
501073-F
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603


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


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


Fam ily Supper..............................................5:00 pm
K idz C lub .....................................................6:00 pm
Discipleship Classes for Adults....................6:30 pm
Flood Student W orship.................................6:30 pm
501074-F
WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth
Mr. Tim Scott, Worship Leader
U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn
Church Phone 963-2231
wellbombaptist@ windstream.net
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................. 9:15 am
(Classes for
Morning Worship Service......... ......... 10:30 am
Children's Church (Grades K-4th)
Children's Choir...........................................4:45 pm
CiA/M mission Friends....................................6:00 pm
Evening W orship........................ ........ 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Fam ily Dinner............................. ...... 5:30 pm
A W A N A .......................................................6:30 pm
One Way Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12) 6:30 pm
Prayer/Bible Study.......................................7:00 pm
Nursery is available for all services
501075-F
SHADY GROVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST
15 miles West Hwy.90 -
2 Miles Down River Road
Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547
SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................9:45 am
W orship.......................................... 11:00 am
Church Training............................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship..........................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00 pm
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ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor Ed Tharpe
(129 S. to 11th St. go to ...-.-l... ..., i ..
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Worship........................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship.........................5:00 pm
Choir Practice.. ........................... 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service.................................. 6:00 pm
Team Kid Club................................... 6:00 pm
Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
565556-F
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101 Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship.......................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship............. .......6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Service................................. 7:00 pm
501117-F
MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store)
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship..


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL


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 .....................................................11:00 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 (
23500 CR 250, Dowling Park 658-31
www.dowlingparkcog.com
Rev. Shane Pooler


SUNDAY
Sunday School.........................................
M morning W orship..................... ........
Children's Church....................................
Evening W orship.....................................
WEDNESDAY
Family T, 1111111.
Classes for every age
Nursery Provided on Sunday


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PENTECOSTAL
LIVE OAK FIRST
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL
Rev. Mike Townsend
362-2189
SUNDAY


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


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


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

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAYADVENTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Brandon White
11239 SR 51, Live Oak, FL 32071
364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish
SATURDAY SERVICES
Sabbath School......................................................9:15 am
D evine .................................................................11:00 am


TUESDAY
Worship & Tuesday Night
Prayer M eting....................... ..........


.7:00 p.m.
501118-F


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NEW HARMONY UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)
:45 am Pastor: Stan Posey
:00 am Phone (386) 776-1806
:00 am SUNDAY
:30 pm Sunday Worship................................... 9:30 am
Bible Study................................. ....... 10:30 am
..i"" WEDNESDAY
Women's Bible Study............................. 10 am
01121-F 501120-F


UNITED METHODIST

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

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

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


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


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

..7:00 p.m.


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

WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST
12005 CR 137
963-2154 C 963-3071
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Banish Fear and


Anger From Your Life

Fear and anger are natural human
emotions and it is perfectly appropriate
to feel them in the appropriate
circumstances. These emotions, which
are closely allied with our bodies' "fight
or flight" reactions, are natural
mechanisms for self-preservation. It is
clearly a good thing to feel fear when in
the presence of real danger or anger. Fear
and anger are a bit like warning bells or
alarms, telling us that we need to fight or
flee, but sometimes the alarm is going off
and there's no real danger. Some
politicians and certain media outlets are
good at stoking fear and anger, and seem bent on keeping us in a
perpetual state of fear and anger. If a tornado is heading your way,
it's probably appropriate to be fearful (and to get in the basement),
but should we really be angry or fearful about national or
international politics? We should not be passively resigned in the
face of politics. People should be informed and get involved in local,
state and national politics, but we need not get overly disturbed
about it. The real problem with all of the fear and anger generated
these days is how unproductive and debilitating it is. It keeps the
talking heads happy, but it leaves the rest of us fearful, angry, and
powerless to do much about it. So, perhaps we should keep our
heads calm and unruffled, and save the fear and anger for when we
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Happy New Year!

Now I know that lots of
folks enjoy their Christmas
lights and decorations until af-
ter New Year's, and don't get i
me wrong, no one enjoys
Christmas more than I do. But
the day after, I'm ready for
that tree to come down. Even
as a little girl I remember go- -
ing back to our Christmas tree
after the presents were opened
and the family celebration was Heart
over. That tree seemed so sad
standing there all alone. Matters
Maybe that's because I like
moving forward. After Christ- By Angie Land
mas, I immediately start antic-
ipating the fresh clean pages of the New Year's
calendar. Depending on how you look at it, those
pages can represent days full of dread and de-
mands or they can shine with possibility and op-
portunities. The Bible records the Apostle Paul
saying it best: ... I press on to take hold of that
for which Christ Jesus took hold of me ... but one
thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining
toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal
to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-
14)
In realizing that God has a plan and purpose for
our lives, we should understand that He has called
us to participate with Him in bringing that pur-
pose to reality. Paul says we have to "press on" or
keep moving forward to fulfill that plan. Then he
gives us instruction on how to do just that: For-
getting what is behind doesn't mean that we
should not remember our past ... only God can in-
tentionally forget anything. What it does mean is
that the past shouldn't take priority over the pre-
sent and future. Too many of us struggle continu-
ally with the hurt and failures of the past and
can't seem to move ahead in forgiveness, or on to
success. Or maybe we dwell on the past because
we believe they were our best days, and the rest
of our years will pale in comparison-and they ab-
solutely will as long as we choose to stay behind.
God's desire is for us to give the present and fu-
ture our energy, our hope and our faith that His
plan for us will be "immeasurably more than all
we ask or imagine, according to His power that is
at work within us." (Ephesians 3:20) The abun-
dant life that Christ offers is not a destination, but
a journey and to find it, we keep moving forward
until we reach that "heavenward" home.
The second part of the instruction is just as im-
portant; we need to pay special attention to
,I.iinIIii toward what is ahead." Webster's Dic-
tionary defines "strain" as "to struggle; to make a
desperate effort." This is our first clue that press-
ing on and moving forward will not always be an
easy thing to do. "Easy" often means staying right
in that same comfortable spot, it may not even be
a great spot, but at least we know what to expect!
We have the choice: we can do "easy" and spend
the rest of our lives wondering what we missed,
or we can start making that intentional effort to
find and live in the purpose for which God
planned our whole life.
I hope so much that you will grab those fresh
pages of a 2010 calendar and see them as brand
new opportunities to be everything that God creat-
ed you to be. Because your heart really does mat-
ter!

Blessings for an amazing New Year!

Angie

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David H. Matier
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Remember the saying, "If
you don't have anything good 'i
to say, don't say anything at
all,?" It's a pretty good saying;
one you might well pay atten-
tion to and one that would probably
save a lot of people unnecessary dam-
age to their reputations. When in
church, and someone grabs you to pull
you aside and begins telling you
something in a hushed tone by begin-
ning with, "Do you know what I heard
about so-and-so...?" you'd probably
be better off to tell the person, "I don't
want to hear what you have to say."
"These six things doth the Lord
hate: yea, seven are an abomination
unto him: A proud look, a lying
tongue, and hands that shed innocent
blood, an heart that deviseth wicked
imaginations, feet that be swift in run-
ning to mischief, A false witness that
speaketh lies and he that soweth dis-
cord among brethren," (Proverbs 6:16-
19). The Bible says God HATES those
who pass along mis-information that


" j! stirs up trouble. He hates
those that sow discord! -
- And every church has them;
those that ruin the fellow-
"i ship of the church; some-
'V times leading to a church
split and/or a church com-
pletely closing down. That is
the reason He hates them.
He loves His Church "Husbands,
love your wives, even as Christ also
loved the church, and gave himself for
it;" (Ephesians 5:25). He who gave
Himself for the church naturally does-
n't want anything to defile that
church! Gossipers, whisperers, back-
biters, all those that would sow dis-
cord, regardless of what you might
call them are hated of God because of
the damage they do to His church; to
the unity of His people ("Behold, how
good and how pleasant it is for
brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Psalm 133:1).
The words of a song say something
to the effect, "God doesn't know a
person He doesn't love." But notice,
there are those that He hates as made
evident by Proverbs 6:16-19. When
one sows discord he can do a lot of


damage to the reputation of another.
When you hear something you had
better be sure you get your facts
straight and even when you get all
your facts straight they don't necessar-
ily need to be repeated. Maybe you
need to suggest to the person that
came to you with the story that instead
of coming to you he go to the other
person. "Moreover if thy brother shall
trespass against thee, go and tell him
his fault between thee and him
ALONE: if he shall hear thee, thou
hast gained thy brother. But if he will
not hear thee, then take with thee one
or two more, that in the mouth of two
or three witnesses every word may be
established. And if he shall neglect to
hear them, tell it unto the church: but
if he neglect to hear the church, let
him be unto thee as an heathen man
and a publican," (Matthew 18:15-17).
There is a right way to handle your
differences, don't go and spue your
venom to anyone who will listen, any-
where you can, but do it the Bible
way; the only way that is pleasing to
the Lord.

David H. Matier, DPC


Exchanging trite promise for deeper truth


By Derek Maul


"Where there is no vision, the people f
will perish." (Proverbs 29:18)
I've never been one for resolutions, but
I do like to launch the New Year with a
sense of clarified vision.
Many people believe resolutions fail be-
cause they've "bitten off more than they
can chew." But the opposite is true resolutions don't go
far enough. It's not so much that our goals are difficult as
too limited in scope.
Consider the following: "Jog three miles a day." "Lose
ten pounds."
"Read every day." "No yelling at my kids." These are re-
solved and failed in rapid succession by thousands of peo-
ple every January.
Simply put, these goals remain unattainable because
they're attempted outside the greater context of a unifying
vision. In short, goals work better when they are subordi-
nate to a deeper sense of purpose.
A pledge to healthy living is more likely to lead to daily
exercise and lost pounds than "I resolve to lose weight."
The spiritual discipline of simplicity will result in less
waste than a promise to "spend less at the mall." A commit-
ment to love my family is more effective than "less
yelling...."
"Derek," some people have said, "I bet your New Year's
resolution is get your column syndicated."
Well, no. I'm beginning the New Year with a renewed


sense of faithfulness to God's purpose for my life. I'd
LOVE to reach more people via this column ... but outside
the context of faith, it's not important at all.
The specific goals that we tend to isolate each January
are clues to a deeper and more complete story that remains
to be told. Cosmetic resolutions fail to stand the test of
time.
Deal with spiritual poverty, and the drinking will take
care of itself. Address depression and overeating might not
be such a temptation; "Curse less in front of the kids"
should become "Create in me a clean heart, and renew a
right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10)
It often takes fear, adversity and tragedy to shake our
consciousness into the realm of what's really important. My
prayer for 2010 is this.
May we all turn our hearts, our wills, and our intentions
to that which is consequential and solid; may we remember
not only who we are, but who we belong to. May our faith-
fulness be evident, and may we live in terms of the purpose
for which we were created.
Take on a resolution like that, and the details will take
care of themselves.

Derek
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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 locat-
ed at the corner 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
doctrinally, bring your musical instrument and sit in).
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Services at noon on Wednesdays at Ebenezer AME
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Ebenezer AME Church, comer Houston Avenue and
Parshley Street; worship services at noon each Wednes-
day 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. Thursday 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
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Missions month at McAlpin Advent Christian Church


Rev. Paul A. Bertolino has announced that Jan-
uary will be a mission emphasis month with pre-
sentations being made from a wide range of
evangelical leaders. The Rev. Dr. David A. Dean
will begin the series by teaching at the 9:45 a.m.
adult class on Jan. 3. Dr. Dean is a minister/mis-
sionary of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has
spent decades as an administrator, educator, the-
ologian and author of several books and publica-
tions. He served as director and professor of the
Advent Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary. Dr. Dean studied at West-
mininster Theological Seminary
and Hartford Seminary Foundation and earned
a Master of Theology and Divinity and a Doctor
of Theology. He holds memberships in the Evan-


gelical Theological/Philosophical Societies.
On Jan. 10 and 17, the Rev. Dr. James W.
Gustafson and his wife Eleanor will both teach
and preach at all services. Mrs Gustafson has
written four Christian novels. In addition to their
ministry in McAlpin, Mrs. Gustafson will present
her latest book, The Stones, at the Advent Christ-
ian Village Book Club on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The
book is based on the life of King David. Auto-
graphed copies will be available upon purchase
of the book. All proceeds will be given to a non-
profit corporation that both Dr. Gustafson and
Rev. Bertolino founded in the 1960's in support
of missions. The McAlpin Church is located at
17214 89th Road. Further information can be ob-
tained by calling the Pastor at 386-658-1048.


Atlantic grouper and red snapper seasons close


The recreational and commercial harvest of
shallow-water groupers (including gag, black
grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock
hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellow-
mouth grouper and tiger grouper) will close
from Jan. 1 through April 30 in Atlantic Ocean
federal waters. In addition, the recreational and
commercial harvest of red snapper will close
from Jan. 4 through June 1 in Atlantic federal
waters. Federal waters extend beyond three nau-
tical miles from shore in the Atlantic off Florida.
The National Marine Fisheries Service imple-
mented these closures in federal waters to ad-
dress overfishing of grouper and red snapper in
the Atlantic. The closures also apply to people
on board a vessel for which a federal commer-
cial or charter/headboat permit for the South At-
lantic snapper-grouper fishery has been issued,
regardless of whether the fish are harvested or
possessed in state or federal waters.
In addition, the Florida Fish and Wildlife


Conservation Commission (FWC) recently ap-
proved a rule, consistent with federal regula-
tions, that will close the recreational and com-
mercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (in-
cluding gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp,
red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin
grouper, yellowmouth grouper and tiger
grouper) from Jan. 19 through April 30 in At-
lantic and Monroe County state waters this year.
This closure will begin on Jan. 1 in subsequent
years.
State waters in the Atlantic (inside three nauti-
cal miles from shore) will remain open to the
harvest of red snapper.
More information, i,,. h,.lii.v the ,, i.*1,i W ..
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of Mexico waters, is available online at Grouper
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http://www.myfwc.com/R ULESANDREGS/Salt-
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Rev. Dr. David A. Dean. Photo: Submitted


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


Items not on my New Year's resolution list


By Rev. James L. Snyder

It is typical this time of
year to prepare a list of
resolutions for the coming
year. I believe this goes all
the way back to the Gar-
den of Eden when Adam
said to Eve, "I think I'll
turn over a new leaf this
year." And so the tradition
has come down to us to-
day.
Normally, people will
make a list of all the
things they will give up
during the ensuing year.
All kinds of bad habits
find their way on the list
like smoking, drinking and
other nefarious activities.
Of course, nobody actually
plans to keep his New
Year's resolutions but the
act of writing them down
on a piece of paper seems
to give a sense of accom-
plishment to people.
One of the big things on
the resolution list has to
do with diet and losing
weight during the coming
year. I have often won-
dered why this seems to
be number one on most of
those New Year's resolu-
tion list. Even Yours Truly
has succumbed in years
past to attend this resolu-
tion on his list.
This year I discovered
why that is so high on
people's list. It begins
with Halloween and all of


the candy that is con-
sumed. Now, there is a
purpose behind all of this.
And it is only recently that
I have put it all together.
And to my loyal reading
fans (both of you) I would
share with you the wisdom
of my muse.
The reason it starts with
Halloween candy is that
candy is sweet. This sweet
serves to prime the pump,
so to speak, for the eating
frenzy that is about to be-
gin. Approximately three
weeks following the Hal-
loween candy blowout
comes Thanksgiving.
When our forefathers
did a Thanksgiving dinner,
they had to chase the
turkey down and kill it
themselves. Following
that, they had to pluck the
feathers, clean the turkey,
stuff it and get it ready for
roasting. All of this activi-
ty burned up all the calo-
ries from the Halloween
candy frenzy.
Now, all we do is pop it
into an oven and the most
activity we have is bend-
ing our elbows to see how
fast we can get the turkey
from the plate into our
mouth. Even though this
activity is quite strenuous
it actually bums no calo-
ries whatsoever in the
process.
If it was just the turkey
it would not be so bad, but


nobody can eat turkey
without all the culinary ac-
coutrements. Roast turkey
without a generous slice of
pumpkin pie is the closest
thing to blasphemy that I
know.
No sooner has the
Thanksgiving dinner set-
tled in our stomach, it is
Christmas time, and all of
the parties associated with
Christmas. Nobody can
refuse a Christmas party
with all the delicacies that
had been so meticulously
prepared. When I go to a
party, I think it rather rude
not to indulge in the party
snacks.
I like to join organiza-
tions right around the Oc-
tober keeping a sharp eye
out for the annual Christ-
mas party. Soon after the
New Year, I drop out of
that organization. Call me
a slacker, if you wish, but
in my book, the Christmas
party is worth the sub-
terfuge.
Then there is the mar-
velous family Christmas
dinner. Need I say more?
So we come to New
Year's Eve. By this time,
everybody has eaten so
much that hardly anybody
can take another bite. Not
only that, but many people
feel guilty for eating so
much during the holiday
season. Others, like me,
are made to feel guilty for


eating so much during the
holiday season.
To deal with this sense
of guilt many people make
a New Year's resolution to
go on a diet during the
coming year.
Many years ago around
this time of the year, I
made a drastic tactical er-
ror. It had been a particu-
larly good holiday season
with many parties and
Christmas dinners. I was
feeling rather expansive at
the time and sighed deeply
and said, "After all that
eating I should go on a
diet."
Quick as a wink the
Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage took that as a
cue and responded, "I
think that's an excellent
idea. That will be your
New Year's resolution for
the coming year."
And so it was.
I quickly learned that
such resolutions come


with a great deal of super-
fluous supervision. Every
time I turned around my
wife said, "How is your
diet coming?" Of course,
she knows exactly how it
is coming because she is
the one who was supervis-
ing this aspect of my life.
When going out to eat at
a restaurant she was most
helpful in supervising my
ordering by observing,
"You can't order that be-
cause it's not in your
diet."
There are many things
that will not show up on
my New Year's resolution
list and the number one
item that will not be there
is dieting. Gone from my
vocabulary are such phras-
es as, "Boy, I've eaten too
much tonight." Or, "After
eating like this I should go
on a diet."
I am not sure God is
quite as concerned about
my eating habits as other


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people are. I like what
David writes in the 23rd
Psalm. "Thou prepares a
table before me in the
presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head
with oil; my cup runneth
over" (Psalms 23:5 KJV).
When God sets the
table, he expects me to
feast, and I do not antici-
pate disappointing Him.

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

Rev. James L. Snyder
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HOURS
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FAMILY CASE MANAGER
Masters Degree in Social
Work or related Human
Services field required. Two
years experience preferred.
Serve youth and families in
ten northern Florida counties.
Office will be located at the
Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch
campus in Live Oak. Travel to
the Boys Ranch will be on a
bi-weekly basis. Agency
vehicle provided for business
usage. Contact Linda Mather
at 386/842-5555
(fax resume 386/842-1029)
EOE/DFWP


Jobs Wanted
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
SOMEONE TO CARE FOR AN
ELDER PERSON? Will do light
housekeeping. 386-658-1580
Lost & Found
LOST DOG Very small white
female. Old, part poodle, weighs
15 Ibs. Needs medications. Lost
around 122nd St. S.E. of Live
Oak. If anyone has seen her
please call 386-362-8476.


CJBAT tests
Monday Thursday


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Miscellaneous
TRANE GEF/STRAIGHT COOL
3 TON UNIT. Air Handler, Coil
Condenser. $1000 386-935-
1175

Vocational

Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 01/04/2010.
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Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by ap-
pointment): CJBAT (Criminal Justice
Basic Abilities Test) at NFCC Testing


"ANTICIPATING YOUR NEXT MOVE!"

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www.kellieshomes.com


Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is
required for acceptance into Corrections
& Law Enforcement programs. Photo
ID required. Pre-registration & schedul-
ing time and date are required. To regis-
ter please call 850-973-9451.


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


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COMNHUNITY EILLIE
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Refrigeration at Lake City
Community College. Classes
begin January 6, 2010.
Financial aid available. No
high school diploma required.
We have day and night
classes. Register now through
December 16 or January 4-5.
Call (386) 754-4214 for
details.





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CiNMUNITY [ILLUE
WELDING
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to earn a good income?
Consider welding at Lake City
Community College. Classes
begin January 6, 2010.
Financial aid available. No
high school diploma required.
We have day, night and
Saturday class. Register now
through December 16 or
January 4-5. Call (386) 754-
4214 for details.
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
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registered. $400. Call 386-935-
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Garage/Yard Sales
END OF AUCTION: Dec 31st-
Jan 2nd 8a-8p inside & out. 4
locations in 4 blocks in Branford,
near football field & 4 way. On
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2920 for directions.
Apartments for Rent

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furnished, 1st, last, deposit. $500
rent, $150 light bill, $500
Deposit.
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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
BRICK HOUSE 3BD/2BA Close
to Town. $700 mo, 1st last &
Security. Call 386-362-6556

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EXECUTIVE HOME 3Bd/1.5 Ba
in town. $700 mo 1st, last &
$300 Deposit. 386-249-1163

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129 N in Jasper. Close to town.
$650 mo. 1st, last & security
deposit req'd. Call 386-209-2161


Mobile Homes for Rent

FirstDay.
DWMH 3Bd/2Ba clean, well
maintained, ready now. Off hwy
132. $650/mo, first month free
with one year lease, Last &
Security required. 386-842-2006


FirstDay.
DWMH 3Bd/2Ba on NW Duval,
big lot. Washer/Dryer Hook-up.
$600 mo. 1st & security. Another
avail, in 2 weeks 386-397-0602

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

Vacation Rentals

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

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

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in McAlpin area. $48,000, Nice.
Call for details. Joan Radford,
agent. Marie Lee Realty. 386-
364-2828

PRICE REDUCED

Lafayette County
10ac, Hwy 51 N. of Mayo,
near river, $64,900

1 ac RV/Mobile home lots,
Branford area, $15,000

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5 ac, Park like,
near airport, $49,900

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near river, $64,900

1 ac RV/Mobile home lots,
Branford area, $15,000

Suwannee County
5 ac, Park like,
near airport, $49,900

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Suwannee Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The North Florida Broadband Authority
("NFBA") announces a public meeting to
which all interested persons are invited.
The NFBA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the provisions
of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and
an Interlocal Agreement among: Baker,
Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy Madison,
Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union
Counties and municipalities of Cedar
Key, Cross City Lake City Live Oak,
Monticello, Perry White Springs and
Worthington Springs, Florida. The
regular meeting will be held at 2:00
p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, January 6,
2010 at the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Suwannee
Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live
Oak, Florida 32060. The NFBA Board
will address general operating issues of
the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the NFBA with
respect to any matter considered at the
meeting, such person will need a record
of the proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be made. In
accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodations or an interpreter to


participate in this proceeding, or if you
have any questions regarding this
meeting, please contact the Clerk to the
NFBA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least
two business days prior to the date of the
meeting.
01/01

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO
THE CITY OF LIVE OAK
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, SERVING AS
THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF
THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through
163.3215, Florida Statutes, as amended,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning the amendment,
as described below, will be heard by the
City Council of the City of Live Oak,
Florida, serving as the Local Planning
Agency of the City of Live Oak, Florida,
at a public hearing on Tuesday January
12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the City Council Meeting Room, City
Hall, located at 101 White Avenue
Southeast, 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 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
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 amendment 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.
01/01

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09-129-CP

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CLINTON E. DOWNING
A/K/A CLINTON ERVIN DOWNING, SR.
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

The first date of publication of this notice
is December 25, 2009.

Personal Representative
Tammie D. Kerr
6008 Milano Drive
Piano, Texas 75093










Sheriff's Ranches

Enterprises

Customer Service
Representative I

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR
GED REQUIRED

$7.25 per hour
Part-Time 18 hrs.wk

CONTACT:
Donna Braman
Thrift Store Manager
East Highway 90
Live Oak, Fl. 32050
(386) 364-7700
EOE/DFWPO
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Attorney for Personal Representative:
John J. Kendron
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0306850
Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A.
PO. Box 1178
Lake City FL 32056-1178
Telephone: (386) 755-1334
12/25 1/1

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-489-CA

FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA,
a Banking corporation organized
under the laws of the United States of
America, f/k/a FIRST FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA

Plaintiff,

V.

RONALD POINT-DUJOUR and
CHOSNEILLA POINT-DUJOUR; any
and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under, or against the herein
named individual Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties may
claim an interest as spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees or other claimants;
John Doe and Jane Doe as unknown
tenants in possession,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that BARRY A.
BAKER, Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Suwannee County Florida, will on the
14th day of JANUARY, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. at the Suwannee County
Courthouse in Live Oak, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following described property situated in
Suwannee County Florida, to-wit:

Parcel I.D. No.
32-03S-12E1044000.0004
Commenc e Southwest corner of
Section 32, Township 3 South, Range
12 East, Suwannee County, Florida;
thence run S 8859'03"W 127.93 feet
to the Northwesterly right of way line
of SR-51 (100 foot right of way);
thence run N 45 31'34" E along the
Northwesterly right of way line of SR-
51, a distance of 606.91 feet to a
concrete marker, being on the
Northeasterly right of way line of
Clayland County Road for a Point of
Beginning; thence continue N
4531'34" E along said SR-51, a
distance of 373.39 feet; thence run N
7822'26"W 280.88 feet; thence run S
0133'45" E a distance of 318.31 feet
back to the Point of Beginning.

pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is as set
out above, and the docket number of
which is 09-227-CA. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 11th day of December,
2009.

SEAL

BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Suwannee County Florida

By: Keith M. Gentry
Deputy Clerk
12/25 1/1



TABE tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday
at 5 p.m. (by appoint-
ment): TABE (Test of
Adult Basic Education)
at NFCC Testing Cen-
ter (Bldg. #16), Madi-
son. TABE is required
for acceptance into vo-
cational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration
& scheduling time &
date are required. To
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Suwannee Legals
Continued from Page 2C
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BYTHE CITY
COUNCIL OFTHE
CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
ordinance, which title hereinafter appear,
will be considered for enactment by the
City Council of the City of Live Oak,
Florida, at a public hearing on Tuesday
January 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the City Council Meeting Room,
City Hall, located at 101 Southeast White
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public 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. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all
interested persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the ordinances.
ORDINANCE NO. 1273
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE
OAK, FLORIDA, RELATING TO AN
AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE
CITY OF LIVE OAK COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN
APPLICATION, CPA 09-5, BY THE CITY
COUNCIL, UNDER THE AMENDMENT
PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN
SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDING 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; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
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 hearings shall be announced
during the public hearings and that no
further notices concerning this matter will
be published.
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.
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Year!


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 612009CA0003480001XX
DANIEL CRAPPS and
RONALD D. POOLE,
Plaintiff,
vS.
GENEVIEVE JEAN-JACQUES; ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 16, 2009, in
the above referenced case in which
DANIEL CRAPPS and RONALD D.
POOLE are Plaintiffs, and GENEVIEVE
JEAN-JACQUES; unknown tenants; and
other unknown parties in possession,
including the unknown spouse of any
person in possession of the property, and
if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
that Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants, are Defendants, I,
BARRY A. BAKER, Clerk of the Court,
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of the Suwannee
County Courthouse or such other location
in the Suwannee County Courthouse in
Live Oak, Florida, as the Clerk of the
Court may designate at the time of sale,
at 11:00 o'clock A.M. (or as soon
thereafter as Plaintiffs' counsel may direct
provided that said sale must be
commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock PM.),
on the 14th day of January, 2010, the
following described property set forth in
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot 4, Country Breeze Subdivision,
according to the Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 511, Public
Records of Suwannee County, Florida.
The above described property is
vacant land and does not constitute
the homestead of the mortgagor.
Any and all bidders, parties or other
interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court
prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale
who will advise of the exact location in
the Suwannee County Courthouse for the
foreclosure sale.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE. IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
[NOTE: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administrator, Post Office
Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569,
Telephone: 386-758-2163, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice
or pleading. If you are hearing or voice
impaired, please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 16th day of December,
2009 at Live Oak, Suwannee County,
Florida
(COURT SEAL)
HONORABLE BARRY A BAKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
Rose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
THE DECKER LAW FIRM PA.
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: 386-364-4440
Telecopier: 386-364-4508
Email:rmdeckenrr@windstream.net
Attorneys for Plaintiff
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