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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Publication Date: January 13, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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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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Volume ID: VID00660
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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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Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien


Suwannee schools sanctioned


District doesn't
measure up
under No Child
Left Behind
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com
After-school tutoring will
begin Jan. 19 as a special
measure following a sanction
placed on Suwannee County


district schools by the Florida
Department of Education for
failure to meet all the
requirements of the No Child
Left Behind Act, according to
an FDOE memo dated October
9, 2009.
Superintendent Jerry
Scarborough sent a letter home
to parents on Dec. 16 stating
that Suwannee County has only
met 67 percent of the criteria
set forth under the law.
The district was reprimanded


for the large number of
African-American and
economically disadvantaged
students at Suwannee
Elementary and Suwannee
Intermediate schools who did
not meet Adequate Yearly
Progress, said Lila Udell,
Director of Federal Programs.
"This is not to say that all
African-American students and
social-economically
disadvantaged students failed
to meet AYP, but these two


subgroups consist of the
majority of children who did
not make AYP," Udell said.
The state has determined that
the most appropriate action at
this time is to reduce
administrative funds by placing
a cap on the amount of indirect
cost that can be charged to the
Title I, Part A project for 2009-
2010, wrote Frances
Haithcock, chancellor of public
schools.
For Suwannee, this means


by feds

$13,002 will be taken from the
Title I, Part A administrative
fund and placed by DOE into
after-school programs
specifically to help the two
subgroups, Udell said.
Annually, the district
receives $1,642,000 through
Title I, Part A to fund various
programs and initiatives set
forth under No Child Left
Behind.


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S..... Progress Energy Florida
A was denied a $500 million
Tihe. rate increase request
sr- Monday by the Florida
Public Service
Commission.
The rate increase is for
the base cost of electricity,
which will keep customer
bills about the same this
The fountain at the Nott Circle roundabout in Live Oak was draped in icicles Monday morning as temper-
atures remained in the high teens following yet another overnight freeze. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr. SEE NO RATE, PAGE 10A


Wintry streak is worst in years


10 days of freezing
temps starting
to take their toll
By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com
A week and a half of frigid weather,


with temperatures often falling into the
teens, is beginning to take its toll on lo-
cal residents, crops and livestock.
Freeze warnings have been issued
nearly every night since New Year's
weekend, but the worst may soon be be-
hind us. The National Weather Service
says tomorrow night's low will be 37,
followed by 49 Friday.


Local farmers have suffered greatly during the ongoing cold snap. Damaged greens, seen
here at a local farm, and other crops such as lettuce and broccoli were in most cases de-
stroyed. Photo: Elena Toro


The warmer weather could be accom-
panied by rain, which often means a drop
SEE WINTRY, PAGE 10A

COLD SNAP
Area temperatures, Jan. 2-11
Date Low High
Jan. 2 28.46 51.31
Jan. 3 23.25 41.87
Jan. 4 21.68 47.43
Jan. 5 23.88 43.80
Jan. 6 18.57 48.11
Jan. 7 18.30 58.08
Jan. 8 32.04 46.27
Jan. 9 22.36 37.75
Jan. 10 18.72 41.28
Jan. 11 14.52 48.88
Source: University of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
(http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/data/).


South Florida radio pioneer was a Live Oak native


From The Westside Gazette
Reprinted with permission
South Florida mourned the
loss of one of the first African
American radio announcers with
the death of Luther Alonza
Holland. He died while at home
on Thursday, Dec. 24. He was
94.
Holland was born Aug. 16,


1915 to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Holland Sr. in Live Oak. He was
one of 12 children, including
nine sisters and three brothers.
Holland's education began in
the Suwannee County public
school system in Live Oak. He
graduated from Florida Normal
Industrial Institute in 1939 and
Florida A & M College in 1947,


where he majored in Elementary
Education and minored in Social
Studies.
Holland served his country in
the United States Navy from
1942-1945 before receiving an
honorable discharge. He
relocated to Fort Lauderdale

SEE SOUTH, PAGE 10A


Luther Alonza Holland
- Courtesy photo


COURTS

Seven pleas

accepted in

Suwannee
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com
Seven individuals
stood before Circuit
Judge Paul Bryan
Thursday during
felony arraignment
court in Live Oak and Laverne
each agreed to the Riley
terms of plea deals
outlined by their
attorneys and signed
by both themselves
and the judge.
Dalton Harper, 18,
(no photo available) of
Lafayette County, Lawrence
pleaded guilty in Troy Tyre
Suwannee and has
agreed to serve 8 years 0,1 .
probation for
committing a burglary
while armed and five
years probation for
third degree grand Jo Ann
theft. The order of his Alger
plea is concurrent with
eight years probation
he received in g
Lafayette County for .
burglary of a structure,
and five years there
for grand theft III. Michael
Harper was arrested Anthony
back in September Allen
after he and two co-
defendants broke into
the home of a
Suwannee County
resident in August.
According to police
Peter Perry
SEE SEVEN, PAGE 10A Baker Jr.


Dowling Park VFD

may come under

control of county
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A volunteer fire department in
Dowling Park, independently
operated by the Advent Christian
Village, may soon become part of
Suwannee County Fire/Rescue's
volunteer service.
The county Fire Governing Board,
which regulates Suwannee's
SEE DOWLING, PAGE 10A


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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884


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Wednesday and Friday.
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Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
FL. Publication number 530180.

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BRIEFLY


DAR monthly chapter

meeting set
Jan. 14
The Edward Rutledge DAR (Daughters of the
American Revolution) chapter's first 2010 meeting
of the new year is set for Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:30
a.m. at Kazbor's Grille (located in the Publix
shopping strip in Lake City).
There will be a Dutch Treat lunch immediately
following the meeting.
The speaker will be Carolyne James-Rudd, state
DAR schools chairman.
The speaker will share information about all our
DAR schools, including our State Regent's project,
which is to provide a facelift to our Florida Cottage
at DAR's Tamassee School.
Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
For additional information please call 386-755-
5579 or 386-752-4881. Those in the Live Oak area
may wish to call 386-362-2180.
We invite you to visit our Web site
(http://fssdarchapters.org/edwardrutledge/).


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

TOPS FL 662
open house
Jan. 21
TOPS FL 662 invites you to attend a free, no
obligation open house, at the First Advent Christian
Church fellowship hall, at 699 Pinewood Drive S.W.,
Live Oak. The open house will be held on Jan. 21,
from 7:30-10 a.m.
TOPS is a weight loss support group that can help
you keep that weight loss New Year's resolution, and
get back on the right track. TOPS is very affordable,
only $5 a month after the yearly membership fee of
$26, which also includes the TOPS magazine. Please
come visit and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and
support from people that have the same challenges
that you may have. Our normal meeting time is on
Thursday morning, with weigh-in beginning at 8
a.m. until 8:50 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9 a.m.
until 10 a.m. hope to see you soon.
For more information please call Elaine at 364-
5537.

Florida Guardian ad Litem

Program
New Volunteer
Orientation
How is your voice? Learn how to be the voice for a
child who has been abandoned, neglected or abused.
No previous experience required. You can make an
enormous difference in the life of a child.
Training is FREE!!
Join our team of dedicated volunteers today.
Call (386) 364-7720, ext. 103 for more informa-
tion.
Columbia County: Wednesday, January 20, 10 a.m.
- 12 p.m. Lake City Guardian ad Litem office
Dixie County: Friday, January 22, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Dixie County Public Library
Suwannee County: 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


Women's Club open house
It's the second annual Women's Club of Live Oak
open house!
When: On Friday, Jan. 29.
Where: At our clubhouse on CR 136 just pass the
Coliseum on the right.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
We look forward to meeting you. Please come and
learn about all the things we are doing here in our
community. Beverages and finger foods will be
provided.


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Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If
your name appears here
and you are later found
not .'.,ili\ or the (. l, ,.. .
are dropped, we will be
happy to make note of
this in the newspaper
when judicial proof is
presented to us by you
or the authorities.
The following abbre-
viations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Po-
lice Department
FDLE-Florida De-
partment of Law En-
forcement
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

January 7, Craig Allen
Bordelmay, 53, 16244
31st Drive Wellborn Fl,
battery person over 65
(domestic violence) 1st
app-n/a pd per wrs
SCSO M. Lee
January 7, Jason
Christopher Wood, 31,
14484 201st Road Live
Oak Fl, bond revocation-
vop o/c, poss cocaine
2cts; poss cntrl subs, 1st
app-pd app per wrs
P&P-H. Pearson
January 7, Shonquetta
Letoya McQuay, 25,
Windsong Apt Bldg 16
#308, Lake City fl, bond
revocation o/c vop- poss
cntrl subs 1st app-pd
app per wrs, bond suren-
der cooksey, uttering
counterfeit note,vop poss
contl substance, vop poss
cont substance, on 6+7 or
500 cash to pro SCSO-S.
Law
January 7, Christopher
Cottle, 25, 1153 Wycofe
Jacksonville Fl, order re-
voking bond, 1st app-
pd app per wrs SCSO-D.
Falgout
January 7, Emory
Cardell, 27, 2998 SE
Country Club Rd Lake
City Fl, vop o/c dui cash
bond, 1st app-pd app per
wrs SCSO-D. Falgout


January 7, Anthony
Ray Martin, 48, 5762
Pinecrest Road Live Oak
Fl, order take into custody
SCSO-S. Law
January 7, Laurence
Lee Lewis, 27, 12654 US
129 Live Oak Fl, worth-
less check $150, ftc o/c
worthless ck-$150, ftc o/c
worthless ck-$150.1st
app-pd app per wrs
SCSO-T. Lee
January 7, Kevin Lewis
Younker, 46, 1120 Silas
Oaks Live Oak Fl, sen-
tenced 15 months doc
SCSO-A. Loston
January 7, Columbus
Sanchious, 62, 818 Smith
Street Live Oak Fl, poss
crack cocaine, dwls
knowingly (habitual)
LOPD D. Slaughter
January 7, Gerald Lev-
on Polite, 41, 812 7th
Street Live Oak Fl, poss
cocaine, poss drug para-
phernaliia LOPD D.
Slaughter
January 7, Bryan
David Johnson, 24, 9954
146th Street Live Oak Fl,
suw cty wrt fta o/c poss -
20g cannabis, poss drug
para suw cty wrt fta o/c
dwls, suw cty wrt vop o/c
grand theft iii, or $600.00
to probation, dixie cty wrt
vop o/c, intro contraband
det. facility, 1st app-pd
app per wrs SCSO C
Smith
January 8, Raymond
Keith Hodge, 23, 12409
CR 349 Live Oak Fl, bat-
tery, disorderly into, vop
;a.- h.iici, great bodily
harm, 1st app-pd app
per wrs SCSO-D. Man-
ning
January 8, Brandon
Lee Mortlock, 24, 708
Dunn Alley Live Oak Fl,
fta o/c battery, battery by
strangulation
***** no bond
*******, fta o/c dwlsr
cash only, vop o/c dwlsr
cash bond, chaunceys sur-
rend bond, o/c dwlsr, a-1
surrend bond, o/c battery
battery by strangulation,
1st app-pd app per wrs
SCSO J. Law
January 8, James Dale
Watkins, 52, 840 S.W. 1st
Street Lake Butler Fl, vop
(battery dom/assault
dom/viol inj),
** cash only to svps **,
1st app-pd app per wrs
SCSO L. Dykes
January 9, Savannah
Bauman, 19, 706 Rogers
Avenue Live Oak Fl, Co-
lumbia County Wrt Vop,
Worthless Bank Check
LOPD D Slaughter
January 9, Muhammad
Lee, 38, 1301 8th Street


Suwannee County

Fire/Rescue calls

for service for Jan. 2 to Jan. 10

Total calls for service: 97

Medical Calls: 77
Weakness: 1
Cardiac: 6
Trauma: 6
Motor vehicle crash: 13
Miscellaneous medical call: 17
Altered mental status: 9
Respiratory: 15
Seizure: 2
Diabetic: 2
Abdominal pain: 1
Standby @ Structure Fire: 3
Death: 2

Fire Calls: 20
Structure Fire: 5
Brush Fire: 5
Motor vehicle crash: 6
Medical assist: 2
Vehicle Fire: 1
Trash Fire: 1

Volunteer Fire Responses: 18

Falmouth Volunteer Rescue Response: 2

Mutual Aid: 1 Columbia Co. Fire/Rescue


Live Oak Fl, battery do-
mestic violence, 1st app-
pd app per wrs LOPD R
Fipps
January 9, Christine W.
Cuyler, 63, 647 Miller
Street Live Oak Fl, dui
LOPD-Harrison
January 9, Jeffery Allen
Stacy, 40, 14218 121st
Drive Live Oak Fl, vop
o/c dwls/r SCSO-T Smith
January 9, Barbara
Alaine Bispham, 38,
5740 104th Terr Live Oak
Fl, sentenced to 8 days cj
SCSO-T. Smith
January 9, Francisco G
Abrante, 47, 305 SW Pine
Ave Live Oak Fl, suw cty
wrt fta o/c grand theft iii
spec property SCSO T
Roberts
January 9, Robin M
Lynch, 35, 12372 Bass
Road Live Oak Fl, sent to
10 days weekends SCSO
C Smith
January 9, Joshua Lee
Walters, 25, 8899 137 Rd
Live Oak Fl, retail theft
SCSO C Horne
January 10, Ben Man-
gor Jr, 19, 199 Richardson
Ave Live Oak Fl, no valid
drivers license FHP-
H.Weaver
January 10, James B
Dorman, 47, 14917 SE
95th St White Springs Fl,
dui, 1st app-pd app per
wrs OALE C Mcgauley
January 11, Juan Rajop
Ajanel, 23, US 90 West
Lot# 17 Live Oak Fl. bat-
tery (dom. violence)
SCSO-D. Brown
January 11, Peter Perry
Baker, 51, 901 Anna Av-
enue Live Oak Fl, sen-
tenced 30 days co jail
SCSO D. Falgout
January 11, Dewayne
Warren Combs, 21, 650
Henry St Live Oak Fl, vop
o/c poss coc wit sell, vop
o/c poss cocaine, vop o/c
flee to elude leo, vop o/c
poss cont substan, vop o/c
poss cocaine, vop o/c poss
cont. sub with intent to
sell, vop o/c poss cocaine,
vop o/c poss cont sub with
intent to sell SCSODTF-F.
Gorski
January 11, Amanda Re-
nee Gregoris, 27, 22580
CR 250 Live Oak Fl,
fraud use of credit card,
petit theft SCSO-S. Lar-
ney
January 11, Willie
Deroy Byrd, 61, 1210 SW
St Live Oak Fl, vop o/c
poss cont. subst. P&P-D.
Donaldson
January 11, Ronnie Lee
Newsome, 51, 11084 CR
49 Live Oak Fl, columbia
co-vop o/c grand theft iii
P&P-J. Holton
January 11, Joseph Kei-
th Platt, 41, 11604 225th
Road Live Oak Fl, manu-
facture meth, poss listed
chemicals, poss f/arm
convict felon, poss meth,
poss -20g cannabis poss
ecstasy-mdma, poss drug
paraphernalia, resist arrest
w/o viol, poss cntl subs
w/i sell, sell/del cntr subs-
meth, sell/del cntl sub -20
can, poss cntl sub -20g
cannab, poss of metham-
phetamine, poss of co-
caine, poss of oxycodone,
poss drug paraphernalia
SCSO-D. Falgout



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Book clubs all the rage at Suwannee Intermediate School


Submitted
Students at Suwannee Intermediate are loving the new
book clubs recently started by media specialist Marcia
Boatright. Boys' Lunch Bunch is held on Tuesdays and
Girls' Lunch Bunch is held on Thursdays from 11:45-
12:30 in the school library. The students eat lunch
together and discuss a book over a period of several
weeks.
"It's a great way to build relationships because the
kids are from all classes, from both grade levels,"
Boatright says.
Over the course of reading the books, the students
discuss the characters and plot as well as related themes.
Activities related to the books are also explored.
"And we have snacks at the end!" says Boatright.
The boys read Lawnboy by Gary Paulsen and learned
about the stock market and running a business through
the accidental summer job of a young boy.
"I thought the book was funny and cool," said
Arantez.
The girls read The True Confessions of Charlotte
Doyle by Avi and learned about sailing on the open sea
and the semi-charmed life of a young girl who is
accused of murder, brought to trial and found guilty.
"Charlotte was an amazing girl who really stood up to
the bad guys," said Jessica.
"[Assistant Principal] Bethany Mitidieri and I first
started talking about doing book clubs last year. Our


vision was to just
get kids talking
about books. We
had no idea how
popular it would
be or how much it Girls' Lunch Bunch. Courtesy photos
would grow," said
Boatright.
Much planning was done over the summer, but the
clubs were a little late getting started because some
promised funds weren't made available, said Boatright.
Through some creative spending of book fair profits and
borrowing from other schools, Boatright was able to
start the first club in October. There are plans for two
more clubs to start as soon as the money is made
available.
"I can't wait to start the Breakfast Club and the
Culture Club, but we'll have to wait for the grant money
to be released so I can buy multiple copies of all of the
books I want us to read," said Boatright. "I would like to
have five clubs running at one time ... one for each day
of the week!"
The next Boys' Lunch Bunch will be reading The
Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick.
"It's a young boy's incredible coming-of-age fishing
adventure. I can't wait for the boys to get to the 'FISH
ON!' part! It will take their breath away!" said
Boatright.


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The Girls' Lunch Bunch will be reading Love that Dog
by Sharon Creech. "Although the protagonist is a boy,
the novel is written in verse, so the girls will appreciate
the poetic nature of the sweet story. We will also be
exploring different forms of poetry with this novel."
Boatright would like to thank principal Bill Yanossy,
assistant principal Bethany Mitidieri, and the teachers
for their support of the clubs as well as Jennifer
Campbell and Kim Jennings from Suwannee Middle
School, and Mrs. Georgia Chancey and the SIS cafeteria
staff for having lunches prepared each week in little "to-
go" trays.



Community

service for teens

in front of the camera
Attention all teens. How many of you are working
to gain community service hours for Bright Futures
or other scholarships? The clock is ticking and you
opportunity to get those last few points will soon be
gone before the deadlines are here.
With all this rushing and pressure, don't you wish
there was an easier, more enjoyable way to
participate in community service? You know,
something other than cleaning up other people's trash
or searching your car for money for your current
fundraiser. Well there is! For a limited time you can
earn service hours while testing your skills as an
actor. That's right. Those of you who think you have
what it takes are welcome to audition for an
upcoming Public Service Announcement that will be
filmed in Live Oak!
The Youth Advocacy Partnership is looking for
talented young men and women to get out in front of
the camera and act out some lines with a little bit of
your own personality. For those who are selected
there will be community service points awarded in
addition to other incentive items. Anyone interested
can contact Steven Schneitman at 386-362-2121,
view our website and register at
www.youthadvocacy.net.
In connection with MLK National Day of Service,
the PSA auditions will be held at the Youth Advocacy
Partnership office in the old Winn Dixie shopping
plaza beside the Hot Spot Tanning Salon on Monday,
Jan. 18. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 14, so
don't hesitate. Thank you and we look forward to
hearing from you. There is a brief online registration
process, call 386-362-2121 for more details.


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suwannee living


Weddings/Anniversaries


Wedding reminder

Ragans

& Grinnell


Rusty Grinnell and Leslie Ragans
Richard and Donna Ragans of Wellborn would like to
announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter,
Leslie, to Rusty Grinnell, son of Russell and Sandra
Grinnell, and Cyndi and Daniel Ross, all of Live Oak.
The wedding will be held Friday, January 15, 2010, at
7 p.m. at the Advent Christian Village Church in Dowl-
ing Park. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Thanks to the Santa Shop,
237 local kids had
something under the tree
Submitted
Lisa Garrison and Debra Ross of the Suwannee County
School system, and Tammie Williams of Guardian Ad
Litem worked tirelessly and endlessly to make sure the
Santa Shop provided for the needs of 237 children in
Suwannee County and loaded up a truckload of leftover
toys for Sparky's Toy Drive. These children attend
school with your children. They play on the same play-
ground. Because of many of you, they received gifts at
Christmas.
A special thank you goes out to First Baptist Church,
Suwannee Correctional Institution, Rotary, Kiwanis,
McAlpin Community Center, Farm Fresh 4-H, Suwannee
Middle School FFA, SHS Interclub Council, the Youth
Leadership Initiative, Suwannee Drug Coalition, Christ
Central Ministries, Mr. Douglass Ross, Rev. Alex Foun-
tain and African Baptist Church for providing their beau-
tiful fellowship hall for four days, and many others who
generously gave.
We would also like to thank the following people for
volunteering their time and hearts at the Santa Shop:
Marion & Bob Sansouci, Amy & Case Sansouci, Deloris
White, Marcia Boatright, Stephanie McIntosh, Cortney &
Brook Ross, Helen Coleman, Lila & Katherine Udell, Ed
McKay, Tammie Henderson, Melissa Fennell, Key Club
members, and others.
If you would like more information about how to assist
the needs of Students in Transition, or children in the
Guardian Ad Litem 1 ... 1, 1,,,0. feel free to call Lisa Garri-
son or Debra Ross at 647-4628 (students in transition) or
Tammie Williams at 364-7720 (Guardian Ad Litem).




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affected by type 2 diabetes do not respond properly to body insulin, or
do not produce enough insulin. Common symptoms of the condition
include increased thirst, increased hunger, and unexplained weight loss.
Fatigue and blurred vision also may occur. Those who are overweight or
are inactive are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Weight loss and increase in physical activity are recommended for the
prevention of type 2 diabetes. A low carbohydrate or low-fat calorie-
restricted diet may be recommended. Metformin (' is
commonly prescribed for persons with this type of diabetes. This
medication decreases the production of glucose by the liver.
Sulfonylurea medications, such as glipizide (Glucotrol), increase the
production of insulin. Dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor
medications, such as sitagliptan (Januvia), also increase the production
of insulin. It is recommended that persons with type 2 diabetes should
also receive the pneumococcal vaccine and the influenza vaccine each
year.
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You are cordially invited by the children and grandchil-
dren of Dale and Priscilla Boyette to a reception in honor
of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Saturday, January 23,
2010, 2-4 p.m. at the home of Mike and Shari Boyette,
9267 Hogan Road, Live Oak.
"No gifts please!"

DAR monthly

chapter meeting set
The Edward Rutledge DAR (Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution) chapter's first 2010 meeting of the new
year is set for Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Kazbor's
Grille (located in the Publix shopping strip in Lake City).
There will be a Dutch Treat lunch immediately follow-
ing the meeting.
The speaker will be Carolyne James-Rudd, state DAR
schools chairman.
The speaker will share information about all our DAR
schools, including our State Regent's project, which is to
provide a facelift to our Florida Cottage at DAR's
Tamassee School.
Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
For additional information please call 386-755-5579
or 386-752-4881. Those in the Live Oak area may wish
to call 386-362-2180.
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Marriage license

application

The following couple applied for a marriage license in
Suwannee County the week of Jan. 4-8: Clifford Leroy
Kastor to Patsy Jane Yadon.


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 information.


Lunch planned for

SHS Class of 1954
The SHS Class of 1954 is having a "Get-together
Lunch" in Live Oak on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at Sh-
eryl's Buffet on 5th Street. All class members and friends
are invited. For more information please contact Erma
Evans Parker, 904-221-1203 or Ken Voyles, 352-861-
8650.

Annual Friends of

Library meeting set
Suwannee County Friends of the Library will hold
their annual meeting on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Suwan-
nee River Regional Library. All are welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.


Florida-Friendly

Landscaping &

Gardening series
Suwannee County UF/IFAS Extension is continu-
ing the Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening
series. This month's topic is "Wildlife Habitat" on
Jan. 14. This will continue to be offered on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Other topics to be discussed throughout the series
include: Care of Roses, Maintenance of Lawns,
Make Your Own Black Gold, Orchids, Rain Barrels,
Propagation, Water Saving Tips, Bees and Other
Beneficial Insects, Growing Salvias, Invasive Plants,
and Holiday Decorations from Your Yard.
The classes will be held at the Suwannee County
Extension Office which is located at 1302 llth
Street SW, Live Oak (next to the coliseum).
For more information contact Carolyn Saft at
csaft318@ufl.edu or Pam Burke at peburke@ufl.edu
or 386-362-2771.
Extension .i. :* ,,r- are open to all people ;. ..,,.1-
less of race, color, sex, ,. l-;... .,, disability or nation-
al ;-..;0, In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person .,. .!. -i.. a special ac-
commodation to participate in any activity should
contact the Suwannee County Cooperative Extension
Service at 1302 Eleventh Street, SW Live Oak, Flori-
da 32060 or telephone 386-362-2771 at least five
*1. .i lt., days priorto the event. H.-,, i. impaired
can access the f ... *. n, telephone by (.. ,/. lii.. the
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 or 800-
955-8772(TDD).


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Obituaries
Rev. Van G. Freeman
February 20, 1959 -
January 10, 2010
ev. Van G.
Freeman, 50,
White Springs, Fl
passed away on Sunday,
January 10, 2010 after a
short illness. The Rome, Ga.
native moved to White
Springs six months ago form
Live Oak, Fl. He was a
Preacher at Westside Baptist
Church in Live Oak for two
years.
Rev. Freeman is survived
by his wife: Angela D.
Freeman, White Springs, Fl;
parents: Jacqueline Wood,
Adarisville, Ga., Bill &
Dorothy Freeman, Virginia
Beach, Va.; one sister: Joy
Bryant, Rome, Ga.; two
brothers: Larry Griffin,
Rome, Ga., and Johnny
Griffin, Adarisville, Ga.
Services will be held at
3:30 pm Wednesday,
January 13, 2010 at
Westside Baptist Church
with Rev. Wayne Wright
officiating. Interment will
follow in the Live Oak
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
family ask donations be
made to Westside Baptist
Church, Live Oak, Fl.
Daniels Funeral Homes &
Crematory, Inc. Live Oak is
in Charge of All
Arrangements.

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and click on obituaries


Doris H. Wilson

January 9,2010

rs. Doris H.
Wilson, age 89,
passed away on
aturday,January 9, 2010 at
Marshall Health Care in
Perry, Fl. She was born in
Live Oak, FL, to the late
Jesse, and Martha Edna
Mims Hart. She had lived
in Perry since 1956 and was
a member of the New Home
Baptist Church. She worked
as a Nurses Aide at Doctors
Memorial Hospital for 16
years. Her heart was in
being a wife, mother,
grandmother and good
friend.
Her husband Joe Wilson
preceded her in death.
Survived by; 2 daughters;
Linda Joan Boyette of
Quitman, Ga., Glenda
Simpson of Perry, Fl, a
brother; Jesse Hart of St.
Augustine, (4)
grandchildren; (9) great-
grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services were
held at Joe P Burns Funeral
Home on Monday, January
11, 2010 at 2:00 PM. with
Bro. Chuck Dugan
officiating. Interment
followed at Pineview
Memorial Gardens. Family
received friends at the
Funeral Home from 12 pm -
2 pm.
You may sign the
guestbook at:
www.joepburnsfuneralhome
s.com.
Please sign the

ASK DR. MANTOOTH

Q: Can a tooth crack?
A: Though tooth enamel is the hardest
substance in the human body, and teeth
do pretty tough work, a tooth is
absolutely capable of cracking. A crack
can develop suddenly For instance, let's
say you chew on a popcorn kernel, a
pencil, an ice cube, a hard candy-any
of a number of really hard objects --if
you hit at the right angle, you could
crack a tooth. Also, teeth are under


tremendous pressure, given their roles
as food processors and the grinding you
may put them through. Over time, they
can weaken and crack even without
chewing on any of the hard objects
mentioned above. In fact, if you have a
tooth that is overly sensitive to hot and
cold, it may be cracked.
Cracks can vary in length. If a crack is
all above the gum line, a piece of tooth
may break off. The dentist then may be
able to treat it with a crown or a filling. If
the crack extends down into the root,
the dentist may recommend a root
canal or perodontal surgery. Generally
there is not guarantee, regardless of the
work that is done, that a cracked tooth
can ultimately be saved. Talk with your
dentist about ways to avoid cracking a
tooth.
Presented as a service to the community by
HERBERT C.
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Caroline B. Nolan
July 14, 1932 -
January 9,2010


C aroline B. Nolan,
age 77, of
McAlpin, Florida
passed away Saturday,
January 9, 2010, at Haven
Hospice in Lake City, FL.
The Ft. Myers, FL native
moved to McAlpin, FL in
1950. Before retiring she
worked for many years as a
CNA for the Lake City V.A.
Medical Center. Caroline
was a loving mother, sister
and grandmother, she will
be missed dearly by all who
knew her.
Survivors include two
sons, Michael (Rhonda)
Nolan, McAlpin, FL;
Stephen Nolan, McAlpin,
FL; three sons, Debbie
Fulton, McAlpin, FL;
Charlotte (Phillip) Colon,
Boca Raton, FL; Laura
(Chris) Landen, McAlpin,
FL; two brothers, Alpha
(Rita) Bryant, Gainesville,
FL; Homer (Linda) Bryant,
Keystone Heights, FL; Nine
grandchildren and four great
grandchildren.
Visitation was held
Monday prior to the services
from 12:30 till 2:00 PM at
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Funeral services were
held, 2:00 PM, Monday, Jan.
11, 2010 in Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church with Rev.
William Anderson
officiating. Interment
followed in the Leona
Cemetery in McAlpin, FL.
Please sign the guestbook
at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.
net.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak,386-
364-5115 was in charge of
all arrangements.
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Death notice

Audrey D. Wilson
January 30, 1959 -
January 9,2010

udrey D. Wilson,
50, of Live Oak, Fl
S Passed Away
Saturday January 9, 2010.
Daniels Funeral Homes &
Crematory, Inc., Live Oak,
Fl.
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Gillette's Citgo

A good place to go for repairs
Gillette's Citgo has been around for 10 years
now. Ask anyone in town, they will tell you it's on
US 90, three blocks east of US 129. Bobby Gillette
has established a good reputation as a mechanic
here in Live Oak.
"He has a great memory when it comes to cars,"
one customer said. "If you tell Bobby the year and
make of your car, he'll tell you off the top of his
head what known issues that vehicle has and what
it's strong points are. I think he really enjoys what
he does."
Bobby Gillette is an ASE certified mechanic for
all makes, foreign and domestic. He does minor and
major repairs on A/C and heating systems, starters,
alternators, custom exhaust, engine swapping and
he sells just about any brand of tire you can think
of.
When asked why he felt his business has earned
such a good reputation in Live Oak over the last 10
years, Bobby's response was, "We do cost effective
repairs. I believe my customers come here because
they know they're not going to have to buy a lot of
other parts to get to the root of the problem."
Gillette's Citgo is open Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Lose weight, quit

smoking with hypnosis
David Miller, in conjunction with Health Awareness
Clinics will be conducting four free to the public
hypnosis seminars on the subject of weight loss and
smoking cessation.
All begin at 7:30 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes early.
Tuesday Jan. 12 Madison., Yogi Bear Jellystone
Park-1051 Old St. Augustine Rd., Wednesday Jan 13 -
Live Oak Garden Club-1300 11th St. S.W.; Thursday
Jan 14-Lake City Fairfield Inn-538 S.W. Corporate Dr.,
and Friday Jan 15-Macclenny Woman's Club-144 S.
5th St. All are welcome to attend. For more
information on hypnosis and hypnotherapy go to
HealthAwarenssClinics.org. Or call David Miller 231-
288-5941.


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Viewpoints/Opinions


BIBLE VERSE
"You are all sons of God through
faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you
who were baptized into Christ have
clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
slave nor free, male nor female, for
you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Galatians 3:26-28


Suumannt

Democrat


MYRAC.REGAN
Publisher


ROBERT BRIDGES
Editor


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


THE SUWANNEE SCRIBBLER

On being a

squeaky wheel
By Jim Holmes
It is late at night and you are driving on one of our
local roads when you spot a toddler walking alone
on the highway. What would you do? I think the
overwhelming majority of us would stop our car or
pickup, jump out and care for the child until we
knew he or she was in safe hands. If that would be
your inclination, then you have the opportunity this
month to step forward and help such kids.
No, they are not wandering along some highway
in the middle of the night, but their odyssey is no
less dangerous or frightening. You see, the kids I'm
talking about are youngsters who for one reason or
another are wards of the state because their parents
are charged with abuse or neglect. In the seven
counties that make up the Third Judicial Circuit,
these kids can number in the hundreds.
Their parents have attorneys who are legally
bound to fight tooth and nail for their clients. Like-
wise, the state has a cadre of skilled lawyers work-
ing for the Florida Department of Children and
Families. And the kids are all assigned caseworkers,
who are under contract to DCF But each of those
parties brings to the table their own agenda ... and
for various reasons, that agenda doesn't always
know about or place the interests of the child
FIRST.
That's where your help is needed. You can be-
come a Guardian ad Litem volunteer and in so do-
ing, ensure that the needs and wishes of the children
you represent are presented directly to the judge
handling their case.
My wife and I have been Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteers for the better part of a decade and often we
have people say to us, "I just don't know how you
can do it!" Our answer is simple. "Someone has to
try to help these kids. If not us, then who?"
I won't lie to you. Being a Guardian can be frus-
trating, but then worthwhile endeavors are seldom
easy. Sometimes you encounter parents incapable
of raising a child due to psychological issues. Oth-
ers have personal demons to overcome themselves
- like drug abuse, alcoholism or their own history
of being abused or neglected before they can
again be entrusted to care for their kids.
Then there is the system itself, filled with time-
consuming legal complexities. And all too often it
is overburdened and underfunded, resulting in a
constant change of staff, particularly among those
caseworkers directly responsible for knowing and
meeting a youngster's needs. It's not uncommon to
see a child have several different caseworkers in the
months and sometimes years it takes to either
reunite a kid with his or her parents or to try to find
the youngster a new family.
But these problems SHOULD NOT BE THE
CHILDREN'S BURDEN ... and your job as a
Guardian ad Litem volunteer will be to insure that
they are not. I call it being the court's "squeaky
wheel," for I speak up whenever I believe the needs
or desires of a child are being overlooked or ne-
glected due to bureaucratic red tape, staff overload,
budget restraints, legal-maneuvering and, at times,
incompetence.
Guardian ad Litem volunteer training sessions are
now being scheduled for later this month through-
out the Third Judicial Circuit. They are free. You
can get more information by calling the Guardian
office in Live Oak at 386-364-7720, extension 103.
Please, give it serious thought. It is the most
worthwhile job for which you will never be paid.
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.

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


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BY JERRY SCARBOROUGH
Suwannee County
Superintendent of Schools


This month we would like to report
on the following topics of interest:
1. Dropout Rate
Florida Department of Education (DOE) released the
dropout rates for 2008-09. Our local dropout rate fell from
6.87 percent in 2007-08 to 3.4 percent for 2008-09. In
comparison, the state dropout rate was 2.3 percent.
As you can see, we made significant progress, but we
must continue our efforts to work with our community,
parents, and staff to enable every student to graduate from
high school.
2. Race to the Top (RTTT)
The state of Florida is applying for a federal grant in the
amount of $700 million to provide additional funds to im-
prove Florida's education of its' students. In recent weeks,
we have been in discussions with DOE, our School Board,
and our Union representatives to determine if it is in the
best interest of Suwannee County students to receive
RTTT funds.
According to DOE estimates, Suwannee County would
receive approximately $250,000 each year, for four years,
to enhance education in our school system. However, as
with most federal grants, there will be additional mandates
that might not be in the best interest of our school system.
We will make a recommendation to our School Board at
their special meeting on January 12, 2010, to sign a Mem-
orandum of Understanding with DOE which will allow us
to participate in the process to determine whether RTTT
funds will be a plus for our students.
3. Religious policy
At our School Board meeting held on December 22,
2009, several parents expressed concern on how religious
activities play a part in our school system. Most of you are


aware that in recent years our federal courts established
guidelines on how the expression of religious beliefs is to
be administered in our schools.
There was a consensus of the School Board that we
should develop a policy that will provide guidelines on
how students will be able to express their religious beliefs
within our schools. Our School Board is in the process of
drafting this policy.
4. Culinary Arts
The Culinary Arts program for high school and adult
students has returned to Suwannee-Hamilton Technical
Center (SHTC). The program is designed to give students
a strong foundation and sense of direction in culinary ca-
reers.
The new chef is Chris Macarages, a Lake City native.
He graduated with an A.S. degree in Culinary from Le
Cordon Bleu Orlando Culinary Academy. Chris has
worked at the Disney World Boardwalk Resort and other
quality restaurants.
The Bon Appetite Caf6, at SHTC, has reopened for
Tuesday lunch. The program is also available for banquets
and special occasions. Reservations can be made by call-
ing 386-647-4203.
5. Thanks for...
Freedom to express our religious beliefs
Our community which supports education
Role models
Positive attitudes
Your comments and suggestions are needed on how we,
as a school district, can better serve our parents and stu-
dents. Please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at
the following:

Email: jascarborough @suwanneeschools.org
Home Phone: 386-362-3463
Cell Phone: 386-362-8037
Work Phone: 386-647-4600


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


A chill in the air


Temperatures in Branford fell into the teens Monday, as evidenced by this scene.
- Photo: George Petrena


McAlpin Advent Christian Church

to host mission conference


The Rev. Dr. James and Mrs.
(Eleanor) Gustafson will be
teaching and preaching at the
McAlpin Advent Christian
Church on Jan. 17. Dr.
Gustafson will preach at the
morning worship hour at 10:50
a.m.
He began his bi-vocational
career as pastor of the West
Congregational Church in
Haverhill, Massachusetts in the
late 1950s and still serves there
in various capacities. He earned
degrees from Wheaton College
and Fuller Theological Semi-
nary. Dr. Gustafson earned his
PhD from Boston University
and has taught philosophy at
Northern Essex Community
College in Haverhill since
1968. He has served as adjunct
professor at Scott Theological
College in Kenya and New
Theological Seminary in India
in addition to several colleges
in Romania.
Mrs. (Ellie) Gustafson has
written four novels. The latest,
called The Stones, is about the
life of King David. She has
done extensive research and
will present a book review and
signing at the 9:45 a.m. adult
class. She will also make a pre-
sentation at the Advent Christ-
ian Village Book Club on Mon-
day, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. The


Ine Kev. ur. & Ilrs. Eleanor bustatson
book is available at the Live Oak Pub-
lic Library and the ACV Library. All
proceeds from the sale of books are
donated to Kerygma, Inc., a non-profit
corporation founded by Dr. Gustafson
and Pastor Bertolino in support of
mission work.
"We're very fortunate to have such a


wonderfully gifted ministry couple
here in Suwannee County," said Pastor
Paul Bertolino. "Every session is open
to community residents." The
McAlpin Advent Church is located at
17214 89th Road. Contact the pastor
for further information at 386-658-
1048.


Branford Dental

Office celebrates

20th anniversary
The doctors and staff of Branford Dental Office
invite our patients and friends to join us in celebrat-
ing our 20th anniversary. We will have an open
house on Jan. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments
will be served.


O'BRIEN AND OUR
NEIGHBORS

'Bits & Pieces'

from south

Suwannee County
By Ana Smith
Editor's note: Publication of this edition of Bits &
Pieces was delayed from last week due to South
County Year in Review i... 1,1.. Ana's latest column
will appear Friday.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! My prayer is
that 2010 brings us all good news, and better times. I
don't know if people make New Year resolutions any
more. I stopped doing that years ago, but I do set
myself new goals. One is taking better care of my
health, by which I mean to keep losing weight and
stop over-extending myself in the projects I get in-
volved in. Another is to do a better job keeping in
touch with family and friends, something that is so
easy to neglect. And this year I am going to take
some of those trips I had to cancel last year for vari-
ous reasons. No big goals, but some that I am look-
ing forward to carrying out!
Aren't you glad our winter doesn't last very long?
As many frigid mornings as we've had this week, I'm
thankful I didn't suffer any broken water pipes this
past week. I lost some of my plants, and my outdoor
pets would be waiting at the back door as soon as it
started to get dark and the temperatures had dropped
significantly so they could come into the warmth of
the laundry room, but we managed to stay comfort-
able. Most of my extended family up north are
trudging through lots of snow, so the top of my
"thankful list" is knowing this cold weather will soon
be gone!
I want to thank everyone who works with me on
our prayer chain at O'Brien Baptist Church. We num-
ber about 41 wonderful Prayer Warriors who care
about our community, and it is such a blessing to see
SEE 'BITS & PIECES', PAGE 8A


McAlpin woman

among appointments

to planning council
TALLAHASSEE Governor Charlie Crist today
announced the following reappointments and appoint-
ments to the North Central Florida Regional Planning
Council, Region 3 (Senate confirmation required).

*David Dodge, 79, of Starke, self-employed real
estate appraiser, reappointed for a term beginning De-
cember 17, 2009, and ending October 1, 2012.
*Sandra Haas, 62, of McAlpin, attorney, Guardian
ad Litem, reappointed for a term beginning December
17, 2009, and ending October 1, 2010.
*Charles Maultsby, 68, of Perry, manager of Flori-
da Plywoods Inc., reappointed for a term beginning
December 17, 2009, and ending October 1, 2012.
*Andrew Smith, 47, of Raiford, correctional offi-
cer, reappointed for a term beginning December 17,
2009, and ending October 1, 2012.
*Lorene Thomas, 68, of Old Town, retired realtor,
reappointed for a term beginning December 17, 2009,
and ending October 1, 2012.
*Adeniyi "Ade" Aderibigbe, 25, of Mayo, student,
succeeding Heather Neill, appointed for a term begin-
ning December 17, 2009, and ending October 1,
2010.
*David Biddle, 32, of Trenton, technician with Mc-
Call Service Pest Control, succeeding Gordon Dasher,
appointed for a term beginning December 17, 2009,
and ending October 1, 2012.
*Wes Eubank, 67, of Gainesville, Alachua County
School Board member, succeeding Frank Urban, ap-
pointed for a term beginning December 17, 2009, and
ending October 1, 2012.
*James Montgomery, 76, of Lake City, professor


SEE MCALPIN, PAGE 8A


INDEX


Arrests .............. 2A
Legal Notices ........ .4B
Obituaries ............ 5A


Sports ............... 1 B
Suwannee Living ......4A
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Branford Masonic Lodge installs new officers


lie Daniel, Treasurer, C.S. Eagle, Secre-
tary, Dennis Starling, Chaplain, Bill Stin-
son, Marshal, Harvey Buchanan, Senior
Deacon, Richard White, Junior Deacon,
Jennings Bunn, Senior Steward, Brian
Barrs, Junior Steward and Daniel Ritter,
Tyler.
The Branford Masonic Lodge meets at
8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday
of each month. Visitors are welcome.


Enjoying the festivities are, from left: Brother Chic Whitfield, his sister Joyce Lease and his
wife, Dee Whitfield. Whitfield has been a Mason for over 50 years and is a native of the
O'Brien area.


Pictured at left is Rose Bunn, a native of Guam. She is married to Jennings Bunn (center)
a new Mason and newly appointed as Senior Steward of the Lodge. At his right is his sis-
ter, visiting from North Carolina.
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McAlpin woman among


appointments to planning council


Continued From Page 7A

at Lake City Community
College, succeeding Dix-
ie Donovan, appointed
for a term beginning De-
cember 17, 2009, and
ending October 1, 2010.


*Charles Williams,
57, of Jasper, president
of C.L.Williams and As-
sociates, succeeding
Martha Butler, appointed
for a term beginning De-
cember 17, 2009, and
ending October 1, 2012.


*Mike Williams, 51,
of Madison, president of
Williams Enterprises of
Madison Inc., succeeding
Fred Reeves, appointed
for a term beginning De-
cember 17, 2009, and
ending October 1, 2012.


Master of the Lodge, Jim Rogers (left) presents Chic Whitfield with "50 Year" apron as
Lodge Secretary C.S. Feagle looks on. The apron, authorized by the Grand Lodge of the
Philippines, is only the third ever presented in the United States. This impressive award
was the first official act of the newly elected and installed Master, Jim Rogers.


'Bits & Pieces' from south

Suwannee County


Continued From Page 7A

our prayers answered in
such beautiful ways.
And it's a comfort to
know that, despite the
many ways the devil
tries to eliminate Christ
from our lives, God lets
us all know that He is
still in control, if we will
only call on Him every
day. I pray that we, as a
nation, will realize that
soon and return to trust-
ing Him to heal this
country before things get
any worse.
Last Saturday, Jan. 9,
O'Brien Baptist Church
held its monthly fellow-
ship supper, and it was
certainly a fun night. It
was our annual "White
Elephant Supper," and as
usual, Brother George
had something cooked
up to share all the "spe-
cial" items everyone
brought. If you want to
share a good time of fel-
lowship, as well as enjoy
some great food, come
join us for our monthly
Saturday fellowship sup-
pers, which start at 6
p.m., and are usually on
the first Saturday of the
month. Bring a covered
dish to share. I can
promise you some laughs
and a good time. Every-
one is welcome! Call
the church office at 935-
1503 for the next supper.
See you there!


This past Tuesday, Jan.
12, OBC held its month-
ly "Sonshiners" lunch.
It's a time when senior
citizens gather together
in fellowship and to
share lunch. They meet
in the fellowship hall at
11 a.m., one month to
share a potluck meal, an-
other month to go on a
little trip to one of the
restaurants in the area.
You don't have to be a
member of OBC (that's
O'Brien Baptist Church)
to be part of this group,
so come and meet your
neighbors. If you're new
to our area, this is a
great way to meet new
friends and probably
some of your neighbors.
I am still involved with
a friend rescuing cats and
kittens, and we have quite
a few that are ready to go
to loving homes. If you
are interested in finding a
new pet, please give me a
call. There are some
posters to view some of
our feline friends at the
O'Brien Feed Depot, S &
S store, Scaffs, and a cou-
ple of other businesses in
the Branford area. We do
this because we love
these animals, and want
them to have a chance for
a happy life. These ani-
mals have had a rough
start in life, and we hope
to be instrumental in
placing them in good
"forever" homes. There


is no charge for them, but
we do our best to make
sure their new owners
will be responsible, give
them good care, and if
they have not yet been
spayed or neutered, that
they will have those pro-
cedures done when the
kitty is old enough. We
are just a few folks who
want to help make a dif-
ference in the lives of
these cats and kittens, and
hope you feel the same
way.
From "Humorous Quo-
tations":
"The secret to staying
young is to live honestly,
eat slowly, and lie about
your age."
"Worry is like a rock-
ing chair; both give you
something to do, but nei-
ther gets you anywhere."
"I'm not into the idea of
working out ... my philos-
ophy is not 'no pain, no
gain,' but rather 'no pain,
no pain'."
"You'll never plow a
field by turning it over in
your mind."
"The bitterest words are
those we are forced to
eat."
"Even the woodpecker
owes his success to the
fact that he uses his head
and keeps pecking away
until he finishes the job
he starts."
Keep warm, keep pray-
ing, and keep an open
mind. God bless!


New starting time for camera club meetings


The Branford Camera Club
will meet at the Branford
Public Library on Thursday,
Jan. 21. Remember, our new
starting time is 7 p.m. This
month's program will be on
"Camera Basics," the first of
three workshops designed to
get 2010 off to a quick "pho-
tographic" start! February's
program will cover basic
composition and the March
program will introduce par-
ticipants to three areas of spe-
cialty photography: portrait,
nature, and pet/animal pho-
tos. Members can request
mentors for other areas of
specialty photography such as
kids, architecture, etc.
"Camera Basics" will show
you how to immediately set
up your camera and start tak-
ing pictures. Dick Madden, a
local retired professional pho-
tographer, will introduce the
program with a brief presen-
tation to acquaint you with
how a camera works, includ-
ing an overview of how to do
the initial setup. Other Cam-
era Club members will then
help each of you become fa-


miliar (or more familiar) with
your own camera. Bring your
camera and instruction manu-
al with you!
The Branford Camera Club
is open to all area residents.
Our membership includes
folks with a range of experi-
ence, film or digital, from
novice to professional. There
are no membership dues; only
an interest in photography is
required. The group meets at
the Branford Public Library
on the third Thursday of each
month, with two exceptions.
We have no meeting in Au-
gust, and our December meet-
ing is held on the second
Thursday to accommodate
the busy holiday season.
For more information,
please call one of the follow-
ing:

Carolyn Hogue, Program
Chair, 386-935-2044
Dick Bryant, Technical
Consultant, 386-935-1977
Dick Madden, Technical
Consultant, 386-935-0296
Skip Weigel, Technical
Consultant, 386-935-1382


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Are you new to photography-film or digital?
Are you thinking about getting your ntm or a ner dighal camera?
Did you get a new camera for Christmas?
Would you like to learn more about how to use the camera you al-
ready have?


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The Braiford Cancra Club uweson thce3rd Tlhuday each month at theBrmford Public libray Manbarhip is free aid opwetnDll eveh; of paeir e tFor more infcamotion
ton ne a ftheiolliwi* Cmm Club maenbe: mPro uChai Carolyn Hogu (386-935-2044); ,TecdnicaCIo suluZt Dick Bryanc386-935-17M, Dick Madden (386-935-
029%) Skip Wcigid (386-935-1382X


The new officers for Branford Mason-
ic Lodge No. 130, F&AM, were recently
installed during ceremonies conducted at
the Lodge. Installing Officer was Dennis
Starling, Past Master, assisted by In-
stalling Marshal Manuel Starling and
William S. Stinson, Chaplain. The 2010
slate of officers will be led by Jim
Rigers, Master, David Allen Jr., Senior
Warden, Bob See, Junior Warden, Char-


Part I

Camera Basics

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Branford Public Library
7:00 PM 'til...


"Camera Basic" will show you how to im-
mediately set up your camera and start taking
pictures. Dick Madden. a reIrEd piofessjonal
photographer, will introduce the program with
a brief presentation to acquaint you with how
a camera works including an overview of how
to do the initial setup. Other Camera Club
members will then help each of you become
familiar (or more familiar) with your own
camera Bring your camera and Inoirucdon
manual with you !!!


Part 2

Basic Composition

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Branford Public Library
7:00 PM 'til...

The series will continue with "Basic Composi-
lon" led by Terry Hancock, an experienced
local photographer, covering basic rules of com-
position. This workshop will help newcomers
to photography move from snapshots to photo-
gnrphs, il will alo be a good review for more
experienced amateur photographers. The infor-
mation provided will build a foundation for
moving beyond the basics to a more creative
photographical experience. Bring your camera
and instracton manual with you i i'


Part 3

Specialty
Photography

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Branford Public Library
7:00 PM 'til...

The 3rd program will provide insight to
three areas of "Specialty Photography."
Discussions in each area will be led by a
photographer experienced in that specialty.
Nature Photography: Edwin McCook
Portrait Photography: SIdpWeIgel
Pet/Animal Photography: DickBryant
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NASCAR 21.5
LIPO A-Main
1-Jason Carroll, Live
Oak 94 laps;
2-Preaton Carroll,
Live Oak -93 laps
(top qualifier);
3-Chris Frye 91
laps;
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Thnkyou from

the Haitci family
Dear Friends,
Our family gratefully acknowledges the many
acts of kindness shown us during the illness and
passing of our loved one, Leon Hatch, Sr. The beau-
tiful cards, food, flowers, kind words, hugs and
memorial contributions will never be forgotten. You
all showed why Suwannee County is the best place
on earth to live. Thank you from the bottom of our
hearts.
Sincerely,
Shirley Hatch
Lee and Debra Hatch
Shawn and David Campbell
Chuck and Amby Hatch
Rudolph Hatch
Betty Jean Hatch Daughtry



New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church of O'Brien
celebrating 138th anniversary


New Mt. Zion Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
of O'Brien will be cele-
brating their 138th an-
niversary starting Janu-
ary 15-17, 2010, Friday
and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday morning ser-
vice at 11 a.m. Dinner
will follow after ser-


vices.
Rev. Arthur L. Bryant
and the congregation
would like to extend a
cordial invitation to all
of our many friends and
families during our cele-
bration. Thank you.
Chairperson, Sis. Au-
drey Howell


SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS
Branford 2009-2010





The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge
in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In
the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level.


Jan. 06,2010 15.98
Jan. 07,2010 15.77
Jan. 08,2010 15.58


Jan. 09,2010
Jan. 10, 2010
Jan. 11,2010


15.37
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hear the likes of Mahalia
Jackson, Clara Ward and


where he was an educator B.B. King. He had live
and met and married his broadcasts from the L.A.
wife, the late Claudia Lee YMCA in Fort
Wright Holland. He later Lauderdale. In the early
married Nettie Carroll 1960s, Holland had brief
Holland. He also worked stints in television. He
in the area of foster care retired from WFTL in
with the Health and 1972. He inspired young
Rehabilitation Services. African Americans who
He was also a faithful were interested in careers
member of the New Mount in radio, paving the way
Olive Baptist Church of for them to enter into the
Fort Lauderdale industry.
throughout his life. He leaves behind his
Holland and co-host wife, Nettie Carroll
Frank McCaskill hosted Holland; son Jeffrey D.
the first radio show geared Holland; eight children,
toward African American 16 grandchildren, and
listeners in Broward eight great-great
County in 1947, The grandchildren; two sisters:
Golden Age of Radio. Flossie Hires of Orlando
Thousands of listeners and Annie Mae Williams
tuned in to radio station of Bartow, and a host of
WFTL-AM 1400 for the nieces, nephews, and
Progressive Serenade to other relatives.



Suwannee schools



sanctioned by feds


Continued From Page 1A

The district has taken
steps to implement new
services in addition to
existing tutoring and
school choices already
offered to students,
Scarborough said.
Students who scored a
level one or two in math or
reading on the FCAT and
below 45 percent on the
SAT-10 will have a chance
to boost their skills
through the tutoring
services beginning Jan. 19
at the Boys and Girls Club,
Triumph Holiness Church,
Suwannee Primary and
Suwannee Elementary
schools, according to
district officials.


Reading and math
remediation is available
only to African-American
and economically
disadvantaged students -
the two subgroups that did
not make AYP The
remediation is scheduled
Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5
p.m. at the Boys and Girls
Club, officials said.
"It's our goal for all
students to make AYP at
every school site,"
Scarborough said. "To do
this it's going to require
effort from all our parents,
faculty, and community to
develop a relationship with
our students so they will
have the opportunity to be
successful."


reak is worst in years


Wintry st

Continued From Page 1A and most of Suwannee
County lost power due to
n the mercury. However, an ice storm. In January
Florida State University 1985, a severe freeze in
:limatologist David Zier- northern and central Flori-
len said the consensus da resulted in about $1.2
muong his colleagues is billion in damage to the
hat warmer temperatures citrus industry, according
vill return next week. to the National Oceanic
"The cold snap is the re- and Atmospheric Adminis-
,ult of a series of cold tration's National Environ-
ronts that have brought mental, Satellite, Data, and
arctic air masses," Zierden Information Service. Dur-
old the Democrat. "There ing that cold spell, temper-
ias been a pattern of per- atures reached a low of 6
istent troughing since the degrees.
irst of January." "It's been over 20 years
Zierden said the front since we've had one this
hat brings the rain may cold," said Sheriff Tony
>reak up that pattern. Cameron.
Kimberly Thomas of the The threat posed by
Suwannee Sheriff's Divi- freezing cold temperatures
,ion of Emergency Man- has prompted Suwannee
igement elaborated on Valley Electric to make
vhat to expect over the special allowances.
iext couple of weeks. "We haven't disconnect-
Whether extreme condi- ed anyone due to non-pay-
ions return "depends on ment during this cold
whether we have a north- weather," said Suwannee
rn feed come in or a Gulf Valley Electric spokesman
eed," Thomas said. "If we Tom Tuckey.
lave a gulf feed we'll stay With temperatures drop-
varm, or warmer." ping as low as 18 degrees
The current cold snap is with a wind chill reading
he longest since 1989 of 10 perhaps even lower
vhen freezing tempera- in some parts of the county
ures lasted for two weeks you should take every



South Florida


radio pioneer was


a Live Oak native


precaution to stay warm
and to keep pets warm as
well.
"You should layer
clothes and remember it is
just as important to hydrate
during the winter," said
Thomas. "Bring domestic
animals inside when tem-
peratures are in the teens."
She reminded everyone to
protect pipes and plants as
well as pets.
The extremely low tem-
peratures pose a threat not
only to people and pets, but
to crops and livestock as
well. However, in Suwan-
nee County's case, it is the
many local greenhouses
and cattle farms that have
been hardest hit.
"We were really blessed
it is not a time when we
have a lot of crops in the
field," said Suwannee


going hungry. "We have a
lot of greenhouse operators
here and their heating costs
have gone through the
roof," said Toro. "It's been
really, really rough for cat-


tle as well."
Toro said forage grasses
planted in December have
been all but destroyed. She
called the current situation
"severe."


County Agriculture Exten-
sion Agent Elena Toro.
As for those crops al-
ready in the ground, in-
cluding greens, lettuce, and
broccoli, Toro said "pretty
much everything was lost."
Farmers will not know the
extent of the damage to
fruit trees until the spring,
Toro said. Blueberry farm-
ers in Wellborn reported no
damages to the berries,
however.
"Our blueberries are of
an old variety that fair well
in winter," said owner of
Scott's Blueberry Farm
Bonnie Scott. "It hasn't
hurt us, it's actually proba-
bly going to help."
Meanwhile, greenhouse
operators are struggling to
keep plants warm, while
cattle farmers are working
to keep their cattle from


Continued From Page 1A

year. However, if fuel
costs increase as expected,
customers could see
higher bills in 2011.
The commission also
reduced how much profit
PEF can make by slashing
its return on equity from
the requested 12.54
percent to 10.50 percent.
PEF serves about 4.5
million customers in
Florida and provides


electricity to Suwannee
Valley Electric
Cooperative.
The commission is
slated to make a decision
today on whether to allow
Florida Power & Light
Company to raise rates.
FPL is requesting about
$1 billion in rate
increases.
The decision had been
delayed since October,
after new appointments to
the PSC.


Seven pleas accepted in Suwannee


Continued From Page 1A

reports, Williams lured the
homeowner away from his
home, which gave the
three time to travel to the
residence, kick the door
down and steal several
guns.
Harper said Thursday,
"money" was the motive
for the crime. He and the
two others had devised a
scheme "to sell the guns
and split the money three
ways," he told Bryan.
As part of his plea,
Harper agreed to testify
against one of his co-
defendants. Harper also
agreed to serve the first
two years of his probation
on house arrest, has
committed to 1,000 hours
of community service -
serving 30 hours a week
until he can find full-time
employment. He agreed to
perform seven job
searches per week until
employment is found and
must adhere to a 9 p.m. to
7 a.m. curfew. Harper is
to have no contact with the
victim or the co-
defendants in the case, and
must pay over $2,400 in
restitution, jail costs and


court fees.
Stephen Roger Trahan,
17 (no photo available),
pleaded guilty Thursday
and as part of a plea deal
has agreed to serve seven
years probation on
charges of burglary to a
dwelling and five years
probation for grand theft
from a dwelling to run
concurrently. Trahan has
already served jail time
for the charge of trespass
after warning: notice
against entering, and petit
theft.
Trahan agreed to serve
his first two years of
probation on house arrest.
He must perform 30 hours
of community service
work until he finds
employment and must
perform seven job searches
per week until employed
full-time. In addition
Trahan agreed to a curfew
of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and
must pay over 2, 400 in
court cost and fees.
Laverne Riley, 57, of
Live Oak, pleaded guilty
Thursday and accepted a
plea deal to carry out three
years drug offender
probation for possession of
cocaine and one year for


resisting an officer without
violence to be served
concurrently. Riley has
agreed to undergo out
patient substance abuse
evaluation and treatment,
his license has been
suspended for two years
and must maintain full-
time work or submit seven
job searches per week. For
the first year of his
probation, Riley must
adhere to a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
curfew and must pay over
$1,400 in court cost and
fees.
Lawrence Troy Tyre, 23,
of Live Oak, signed a plea
to withhold adjudication of
guilt and agreed Thursday
to serve three years drug
offender probation for
possession of a controlled
substance and one year
probation for possession of
drug paraphernalia, each to
run concurrent. Tyre must
undergo out patient
substance abuse evaluation
and treatment, maintain
full-time work or perform
seven job searches per
week. He agreed to adhere
to a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
curfew and must pay over
$1400 in court cost and
fees.


Jo Ann Alger, 53, of
Live Oak, also signed a
plea to withhold
adjudication of guilt and
must serve three years
drug offender probation for
possession of a controlled
substance. Alger must
undergo out patient
substance abuse evaluation
and treatment, and agreed
to pay over $1,000 in court
cost and fees.
Michael Anthony Allen,
43, of Live Oak, pleaded
guilty Thursday and must
serve five years probation
for forgery and five years
probation for uttering a
forgery concurrently. Allen
received jail credit on a
charge of petit theft and
has agreed to pay over
$1,000 in courts cost and
fees and $69.52 in
restitution.
Peter Perry Baker Jr., 51,
of Live Oak, was
sentenced to 30 days in jail
beginning Monday as part
of his guilty plea to
cocaine possession last
Thursday in court. Under
the plea, Baker's license
has been suspended for
two years and he must pay
over $1,000 in court cost
and fees.


Dowling Park VFD may come under control of county


Continued From Page 1A

volunteer firefighters,
approved a request by
Public Safety Director
Charlie Conner Thursday
night to allow the county
to take over funding and
operation of the facility.
ACV Vice President of
Village Properties Jim
Schenck and Conner, along
with Village President
Craig Carter, have been
working together for about
a year to bring the station
under the county's
umbrella.
"It's become apparent to
us that a closer


coordination and operation
under the same operation
process that the county
does would benefit the
village," said Schenck.
Conner had approached
county commissioners
Tuesday morning to seek
their approval but was met
with questions and
concerns. Commissioner
Ivie Fowler suggested
Conner approach the Fire
Governing Board.
"They're going to be a
part of it and it all needs to
be in writing to be
approved by this board,"
Fowler told Conner.
Fowler, in whose district


the station lies, said his
hope is to one day have a
paid fire station instead of
a volunteer outfit in
Dowling Park.
He said it is
irresponsible not to have
adequate coverage for that
area.
Jesse Caruthers was
worried about the cost.
"I agree with the
concepts," said Caruthers.
"But I'm kind of
concerned about pulling
more funds. But I know
that we need coverage in
that zone out there."
Commission Chairman
Wesley Wainwright agreed
and added, "We're also
going to take over
maintenance and
insurance."
The village volunteer
department consists of one
fire fighting vehicle and
about eight certified
firefighter I volunteers.
Conner said that is not
enough to protect the
residents of the Village and
surrounding area.


"Those folks out there
right now have absolutely
nothing and I don't see
why we're sitting here as
intelligent people and
continue that," Conner told
commissioners. "I hope the
board has faith in me to be
prudent in ... taking on this
venture."
Schenck said the Village,
which will continue to pay
all utility bills on the
facility, will lease the
building to the county for
one dollar a year.
Fire Governing Board
members will attend the
Jan. 19 county
commission meeting in
support of the move. They
will also appeal to
commissioners to better
fund the volunteer stations
so they can comply with
state standards.
Complying with those
standards can benefit
residents of the county by
helping lower home
insurance premiums. That
meeting starts at 4 p.m. at
Live Oak City Hall.


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Christian Mission In Action Questions about Medicare?


To all our many supporters, churches vol-
unteers and members. We are extremely
grateful for your many contributions and ser-
vices rendered this year and especially during
Thanksgiving and The Christmas holiday
season. When Communities and Govern-
ment comes together we can move moun-
tains!
Special recognition goes to:
Mayor Sonny Nobles, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis
White, Otha White Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles


Blalock, Mrs. Yvonne Scott, Ivey AFCH,
Fannie Stoudemire Catering, Topsy Tots
FCCH, Mr. Marlon Ivey, Zaxby's, Judge
David Fina, A & A Storage, Church of God
Women's League, Mrs. Grace Jenkins, Mrs.
Mary Taylor @ Suwannee Drug Coalition,
Branford Inter Church Ministries, Mr. Lamar
Jenkins, Sheriff Tony Cameron, Sharon Jor-
don, Glenda Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Brant Hel-
venston, The City of Live Oak & Suwannee
County Parks and Recreation Department.


Do you have questions about Medicare
or Medicare/Medicaid, supplemental in-
surance, Part D prescription drug plans or
Medicare billings? If you do, come see
SHINE, a volunteer program with the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs for
one-on-one counseling.
SHINE provides free, unbiased and con-


fidential assistance. If you cannot come to
a site or want to know a site close to you,
call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
SHINE's next sites are on:
Thursday, Jan. 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
at the Live Oak Public Library
Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m.-Noon at
the Branford Public Library.


Local employers and unemployed get
some relief with 'Back to Work' program


Local employers do not
have to wait to hire work-
ers. Newly created jobs
and employment of eligible
jobseekers may qualify
businesses for sorely need-
ed assistance in meeting
payroll. Florida Back to
Work will reimburse eligi-
ble new employees' wages.
This program can be ac-
cessed locally through
Workforce who is partner-
ing with Agency for Work-
force Innovation (AWI),
the Florida Department of
Children and Families
(DCF), and Workforce
Florida, Inc (WFI). Private,


non-profit and governmen-
tal employers are all eligi-
ble for this program. By
taking advantage of Back
to Work, employers can in-
crease their staff without a
significant increase in cost;
put local residents back to
work and money back into
our local economy.
Workforce assists job-
seekers and employers in
Suwannee, Hamilton, Jef-
ferson, Lafayette, Madison
and Taylor counties.
Guidelines for this pro-
gram are available on
AWI's Web site
(www.floridajobs.org/work


force/backtowork/) or by
calling the Workforce of-
fice at 866-212-9618 or
973-2672. Employers with
one job opening or several
job openings are encour-
aged to apply. Subsidized
positions may be funded
through September 30th,
2010. The subsidized posi-
tion must be a permanent
job and the employer must
have the intention of re-
taining employees with a
satisfactory job perfor-
mance. Workforce would
like to receive employer
requests prior to January
14th, 2010.


AARP tax filing service suspended


Due to volunteer leader-
ship staffing difficulties,
AARP Tax-Aide has found
it necessary to temporarily
suspend its free volunteer
tax preparation service in
Suwannee, Hamilton and
Columbia counties this tax
filing season that would
have begun Feb. 1. AARP
Tax-Aide wants all citizens
to know that they are deeply
committed to assisting the


taxpayers in these areas, and
they are working to rectify
this situation for next year.
In the interim, to locate an
alternate site near them, tax-
payers may visit the AARP
Tax-Aide Web site at
www.aarp.org/taxaide, or
call toll-free 1-888-227-
7669. AARP Tax-Aide is a
program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in con-
junction with the IRS.


Seasonal flu vaccine still
available at health department


Seasonal influenza vac-
cine for adults is still avail-
able at the Suwannee
County Health Department
for adults and children age
36 months and older. This


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addition to any H1N1
(Swine Flu) vaccine that
may become available later
this fall.
Seasonal flu vaccine is
recommended for those
who are:
All children age 6
months and older
50 years of age and old-
er
Persons at risk for com-
plications from influenza,
including:
women who will be preg-
nant during flu season
persons with chronic
health problems
persons with a weakened
immune system
persons with muscle or
nerve disorders that can
lead to breathing or swal-
lowing problems
residents of nursing
homes and other long term
care facilities
Healthcare providers
Caregivers of children
from birth up to 5 years of
age
Household contacts and
caregivers of people 50
years and older
Anyone with chronic
medical problems
The vaccine will be giv-
en by appointment. Call
386-362-2708 for an ap-
pointment at the Live Oak
clinic or 386-935-1133 for
an appointment at the Bran-
ford clinic. There is no
charge for the children's
seasonal flu vaccine. Adult
seasonal flu vaccine is $30
and is covered by
Medicare.


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


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Section B
Wednesday, January 13, 2010


89-year-old

wins the

Christmas

Parade


IPm3


'Dogs go


1-2


in tourney


Only win comes against Union, 55-48


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

The Suwannee High boys basketball
team went 1-2 in the Christmas
Tournament at Baker County Dec. 29-31.
The 'Dogs lost to the Crescent City


Raiders 61-58 in overtime Dec. 29.
Suwannee rebounded the next night,
defeating the Tigers of Union County 55-
48, but lost 88-68 against Samuel W.
Wolfson on New Year's Eve.
Tuesday night, Jan. 5, the Red Devils
of Williston crushed Suwannee 74-48.


Suwannee scoring by game


Crescent City
Andre Zanders
Josh Martin
Keith Cherry
Sam Cherry
Tony Frierson
Josh Randolph

Union
Andre Zanders
Tony Frierson
Sam Cherry
Keith Cherry
Josh Randolph
J.T. Devore
Josh Martin


Wolfson
Andre Zanders
Tony Frierson
Sam Cherry
Josh Martin
Keith Cherry

Williston
Andre Zanders
Sam Cherry
Brandon Soler
Josh Martin
Keith Cherry
Dominiquo Lawson
J.T. Devore
Quinton Swader
Lucas Lott


Local wrestler wins Nationals


Shawn Brown on the podium. Courtesy photo

Submitted

Shawn Brown traveled to Atlanta on
Dec. 27-28, where he wrestled for Team
Florida Heatwave at 140 pounds,
winning all his matches. The team took
second place, lacking a pin and a
decision to win Nationals. Team Florida
wrestled teams from all over United


States. Shawn wrestled in the Dixie
National Tournament on Monday where
he again wrestled kids from all over the
United States. He wrestled an opponent
from Missouri that was a several time
National champion. Shawn won that
match 8-0. Only 3 points were scored on

SEE LOCAL WRESTLER, PAGE 2B


Quinton Swader sets up for a shot. Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Suwannee High School
Class of 2005 .-,. I,,i.
Patrick Cherry was recent-
ly interviewed by the
Dothan Eagle on his ca-
reer at Troy University in
Alabama. Here is the story,
reprinted with permission.

Troy receiver

saving best

for last
By Drew Champlin
Dothan Eagle

TROY Patrick Cher-
ry saved his best for last.
The Troy receiver had
far and away his best sea-
son as a senior, and his
best game was his final
one at Movie Gallery Vet-
erans Stadium, where he
had a career-high 78 yards
receiving on four catches
with a 19-yard touchdown
reception in a 47-21 win
over Florida Atlantic.
"That was pretty much
my biggest game," Cherry
said.
Obviously. The Live
Oak, Fla., native played as
a true freshman in 2006,
but mostly on special
teams and didn't record a
catch. He had three catch-
es for 42 yards includ-
ing a 26-yard catch at
highly-ranked Georgia, as
a sophomore in 2007 and
eight catches for 80 yards
last season.

SEE TROY, PAGE 2B


SPORTS COMMENTARY

Geography 101


Sportabout (I
By Tom Daniels
Tundra is usually
described as a biome /
with a lack of trees
and a short growing
season. There will be no
tundra, never mind frozen
tundra, this year. The
NFL playoffs are
underway and unless
Baltimore or the Jets pull
off a major upset it will
be a warm playoff season.
The only frozen tundra
may be the parking area
outside the Metrodome.
The Vikings, Saints and
Colts all play indoors.
Things aren't much
different in Dallas and
Arizona. San Diego is
always nice. The weather
will not be a factor, unless
your fan base needs a
plow to get to the game.
Weather used to be an
integral part of the
championship games. The


players actually
shoveled the field in
Philadelphia a half-
Scentury ago. There
was of course the
famous Giants
sneaker game where
the trainer went out at
halftime and bought the
team sneakers so they
could navigate some
frozen grass and mud.
The Polo Grounds had a
lot of things but tundra
wasn't one of them.
The Giants lost
championship games in
1961, 1962 and 1963 in
Green Bay, New York and
Chicago. The combined
temperatures of the three
might approach freezing.
Back then there was no
such thing as wind chill,
unless you were one of
the fans sitting in the
cheap seats. Remember
Bart Starr going over
Jerry Kramer for the

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Braving the cold
Suwannee Parks & Recreation opened up the 2010 Youth Soccer Season on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the First Federal Sportsplex in Live
Oak. Teams braved the cold and windy weather to enjoy an exciting afternoon of soccer. This year nearly 400 players ages five to
13 registered to participate in the league, which will run through the middle of February. For more information on Suwannee Parks
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Suwannee's Billy Saylor
Invitational Starts Friday
Suwannee's Billy Saylor Invitational starts Friday, at 2
p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and finals around 5:30-6:00 at
Suwannee High School gym.
There will be 14 teams:
Raines -Jacksonville
University Christian HS Jacksonville
Ft. Walton HS Ft. Walton Beach
Columbia HS Lake City
Baker Co. HS Middleburg
Fernandina Beach HS
Middleburg HS
Wakulla HS
Lincoln HS Tall
Clay Co. HS Green Cove Springs
Ft. White HS
Suwannee HS
Godby Tall
Durant HS Brandon, FL
** Interest Information
Wakulla High School is being coached by SHS gradu-
ate and 4 year wrestler John Wainwright who was a star
runner-up
Columbia High School's assistant coach is Kevin
Warner is a Suwannee High School graduate and 3 year
Suwannee Wrestler.
Billy Jack Saylor died Nov. 7, 1997 Suwannee's only
3x State Champion with back to back titles and an over-
all record of 119-2 high school record.
1997 overall wrestler of the year by the Fla. High
School Athletic Association.
Full Scholarship to Campbell University to wrestle -
died of heart attack while training for his match.


SPORTS COMMENTARY

Geography 101


Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
Continued From Page 1B
winning touchdown at
Lambeau Field. Blame it on
the frozen dirt, I mean tundra.
When wind chill was finally
invented the Bengals and
Chargers played in the coldest
game ever: -54 in sunny
Cincinnati. If the A/C gets


stuck somewhere weather
may be a factor. It could rain
in San Diego.
The Jets would have to win
out and so would the Ravens
to get a game in New York.
The Minnesota Vikings
have been to four Super
Bowls and never won. They
haven't even appeared in one
since the Dome was built. The
Colts are the only dome team
to win a Super Bowl. And you
know how I feel about them.


Local wrestler wins Nationals


Continued From Page 1B
Shawn for the entire
tournament. Shawn has been
to Dixie Nationals for the last
five years and has done well
but this time he won it. He has
been wrestling for six years
and has been coached by
some of the finest coaches
Suwannee County has. We
want to send special Thanks to
all of them, Coach David
Laxton, Coach Randy


McManaway, Coach John
Cone and John Willis.
Shawn has had many young
guys help train him that he
wants to thank as well, Travis
and Lee Laxton, Jordan Cone,
Michael and Merritt Burrus,
Barney and Brain Wainwright.
Shawn is currently on the
Suwannee Middle School
wrestling team where he is
undefeated.
Shawn's proud parents are
John and Laurie Brown.


Troy receiver saving

best for last
Continued From Page 1B
His first career touchdown came on a 7-
yard pass reception at LSU last year, one
that was set up by his 12-yard reception.
This year, he was able to come into his own
as a backup at the H-receiver and Y-receiver
spots.
He caught 20 passes for 260 yards, both
numbers that eclipsed his total from his first
three years. He's sure to play a big role in
the Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl for the Trojans (9-3)
against Central Michigan (11-2).
"He's made a lot of plays," Troy head
coach Larry Blakeney said. "We've tried to
get certain people in at certain times and
sometimes we'd say somebody else was
supposed to be out there, but it was Cherry
and he'd make a big catch, maybe one down
the middle or a one-handed catch."
Cherry actually signed with Troy in 2005,
but delayed enrollment until the spring of
2006. That helped him graduate before this
season with a degree in criminal justice.
Cherry began work in a master's degree in
that field this fall.
"He's been a real pleasure," Blakeney
said. "We probably didn't expect him to be
a great player, but he's fulfilled all the ex-
pectations we would have had for him and
even more.
"No. 1, he's a student that has already
graduated.
No. 2, he's a good citizen and No. 3, he's
made plays."
Cherry filled his role perfectly. While Jer-
rel Jernigan and TeBiarus Gill stepped up as
the go-to guys, players like Cherry, Zack
Marcum, Cornelius Williams and others be-
came clutch possession receivers.
"We've got a lot of receivers that can
make big plays right along with them,"
Cherry said.
Cherry said he wasn't sure what he'd do
in continuing his education once football is
over. He said he'd either stay in criminal
justice, go to law school or look into coach-
ing.
But while his career hasn't been filled
with the highlight-reel plays, there's nothing
he'd go back and change.
"I'm happy with the way things have
gone," Cherry said. "Every year since I've
been here, we've been winning champi-
onships, so I feel like I've had a real suc-
cessful career here at Troy."


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89-year-old wins the Christmas Parade


By Delores Kilpatrick
On a three-wheel yellow Ace Scooter, Shirley Baum,
at 89 years of age, goes varooming around Advent
Christian Village. Dressed all in lavender, Shirley is a
Village icon.
So, it's no surprise that Shirley put a lavender
Christmas tree on the back of her scooter and with
Santa in a sleigh taped to her helmet, rode to first place
in the Christmas Parade.
Shirley's free-wheeling derring-do led her to get her
pilot's license at the age of 64. The tradition is to cut
off the shirttail when a pilot solos. She has a picture of
the shirttail with her instructor's name to prove it.
"I never did anything the ordinary way," Shirley
muses. "I was even delivered by my father when a
snowstorm prevented the doctor from coming."
Shirley's mother died from pneumonia. So, at 13,
Shirley says, "I raised my Dad." She became the
homemaker. When her father remarried, Shirley tutored
his stepson.
When her father was having some work done on the
house, Shirley looked down into the hole and saw
George Baum, her future husband, hooking up the
plumbing.
She became a telephone operator at 18 and finding
herself with a four-day vacation, decided to elope with
George. Their friends went with them to Hannibal, Mo.
where they stayed in Becky Thatcher's house. The next
morning they found a clerk of the court and with
marriage license in hand, found a Baptist preacher. As
they were leaving town, their friends asked themselves,
"Why didn't we get married, too?"
So they looked up the clerk and got the license and
when they went to the church, the preacher was still
there and asked if they had forgotten anything. The
other couple explained and were soon wed. They
honeymooned in two little cabins.
The marriage lasted 41 years and produced four
children and seven grandchildren and six greats.
When George died in 1983, Shirley went with the
Wycliffe Translators in Waxhaw, N.C. serving as a
secretary for 25 years. She sent five years working in
the Philippines.
On a mission to take supplies to missionaries in the
jungle, Shirley offered to help the pilot drop the boxes.
The door had been taken off before leaving the ground
and Shirley was doing fine until her seat belt came
loose. She hung on for dear life and finished the job. As
she was drawing a deep breath and thanking God for
taking care of her, the pilot excitedly pointed out the
plane's shadow on the clouds surrounded by a halo.
This is a phenomenon that pilots call "into the glory."
Shirley thought it was a more personal sign that God
had protected her from falling out with the boxes.
Boxes of eggs were safely delivered by parachutes.
Often Shirley baked oatmeal cookies that were
dropped, delighting the missionaries who were far from
civilization.
Shirley's best friend, Lorelee Chamberlin, persuaded
her to come look over Advent Christian Village and
when she did, she moved here. Shirley is very active in
water aerobics and working at Twice Nice. She also
calls bingo at Dacier Manor. She answers the phone
with, "This is the Baum Shelter."
So, if you're visiting the Village, be on your guard
for a lavender streak it could be Shirley Baum.


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TOP: Shirley Baum on
her winning scooter.
Shirley Baum won the
Christmas Parade at
Advent Christian Vil-
lage. Photo: Don Mott

BELOW LEFT: Shirley
Baum won the Christ-
mas Parade at Advent
Christian Village. Photo:
Don Mott

BELOW RIGHT: Shirley
Baum holding her shirt-
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soloed at age 64.
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Shirley Baum holding
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leaving the ground and Shirley was doing fine
until her seat belt came loose. She hung on for
dear life and finished the job. As she was
drawing a deep breath and thanking God for
taking care of her, the pilot excitedly pointed out
the plane's shadow on the clouds surrounded
by a halo. This is a phenomenon that pilots call
"into the glory." Shirley thought it was a more
personal sign that God had protected her from
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NEWS FROM YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT




About that New Year's resolution...


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health, such as losing
weight, exercising or no
longer using tobacco.
However, many people do
not have the will power to
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Here are some tips to help
you stick with those
resolutions.
Aim for the achievable
Do not set yourself up
for a let down. Experts say
to make your goals, write
them down, and look at
them from time to time to
help you stay on track.
Also, do not try to set too


TOPS weight-loss


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Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting
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many goals at one time and
don't beat yourself up if
you have a bad day.
Reward yourself for
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Enlist a resolution
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Find someone to be your
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They may not have to have
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Often times diets that
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away from the store or
work, get up and go tell a
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Barrett Lodge installs


new officers

Barrett Lodge No. 43 F&AM held its annual
installation of officers on Dec. 29.









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Robert Gentry and
Joel Stewart.
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Carmichael and Charles Tompkins; third row: David Rure,
Jerry Sattler and Hal Airth.



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Suwannee Legals
PUBLIC NOTICE
SRWMD/R. 0. Ranch Board
of Directors Meeting
On Friday, January 15, 2010, the R. O.
Ranch Board of Directors will meet with
the Florida Parks Service at 10:00 a.m.
at the R. 0. Ranch, Inc., Morgan Field
Station Office, Cooks Hammock, Florida.
The meeting is to discuss the
development of equestrian facilities on
Suwannee River Water Management
District properties. All meetings,
workshops, and hearings are open to the
public.
1/13
PUBLIC NOTICE
A joint workshop will be held by the
Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners, the City of Live Oak,
and the Suwannee County Development
Authority on TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,
2010 at 9:00 A.M., in the COUNCIL
MEETING ROOM, LIVE OAK CITY
HALL, 101 SOUTHEAST WHITE
AVENUE, LIVE OAK, FLORIDA.
The purpose of the joint workshop is for
a roundtable discussion regarding the
Catalyst Site Project located at the
Highway 90 West and Interstate 10
Interchange.
1/13
LEGAL NOTICE
The Suwannee County School Board will
accept Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
for education services to assist in the
redesign of the District's technical and
secondary schools.
Firms wishing to submit their
qualifications should provide experiences
relating to the following:
Data collection and analysis reports
Instructional staff surveys
Student surveys
Organization of school leadership
teams
Determine roles and responsibilities of
school personnel
Strategic planning
Data-based decision making
Inter-disciplinary approaches
Designation of small learning communi-
ties
Other areas of need as identified by the
District staff
Further information regarding the RFQ
may be obtained at the District Office
located at 702 2nd Street, NW, Live
Oak, Florida; or by calling (386) 647-
4600.
Submittals for RFQ must be submitted to
the Chief Financial Officer no later than
January 15, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.
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Suwannee 500



Club holds


Christmas party


By Jeanne Fannin
After a short meeting, food was
served from everyone bringing
their favorite dish which was
enjoyed by all.
We also had entertainment by
our locals in the 500 Club, on the
Dulcimers. They are called
"Suwannee Strummers." Talk


about beautiful music! Then we
exchanged gifts and all were
happy with what we received.
Time to go home and our
hostess Esther Farro was still in a
good mood as she was cleaning
up after all of us. Thank you
Esther. A Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year to all from the
Suwannee Valley 500 bowlers.


On dulcimers: Lorrie Geiger, Allison Duke and AJA Suit.


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Members of the American
Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary
from The Harry C. Gray II
Memorial Post #107 made
Christmas visits to 71 veterans in
three local health care facilities,


Surrey Place, Suwannee Health
Care and Good Samaritan in
Dowling Park.
The 63 men and eight women
veterans received lap throws and
gift bags from the Post.


Commander, Richard Buffington
stated this was the largest amount
of veterans visited in the 4 years
we have been doing this and we
owe it to them, they did a lot more
for us.
RIGHT: American Legion and Ladies
Auxiliary members (from left) Randy
White, Jeanne Fannin, holding Paquito,
Activity Director Ellie Corry and Carl
Fannin at Surrey Place.


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Scenes from the inaugural Limerock
Music Fest last weekend at the Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak


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OF CAMELLIAS!
Nothing brightens winter days like
flowers and no shrub produces
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Don't be fooled by its beauty it's easy
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put on your own winter flower show!
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Limerock Music Fest bluegrass and gospel host Don Miller
plays dueling banjos with two other banjo pickers during
the inaugural Limerock Music Fest at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park. See more photos inside.
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Jan. 25
MADISON North
Florida Community Col-
lege invites the public to
audition for the NFCC
iway 53. Approx two Sentinel Upstage Players'
River and public boat
red and fenced with a Spring term production of
Sandy, 386 208i587 "The Iliad, the Odyssey
and all of Greek Mytholo-
gy in 99 Minutes or Less."
The hilarious comedy,
written by Jay Hopkins and
John Hunter, quickly spins
all the tales of Greek
Mythology love stories
are turned into a dating
show, the Greek Tragedies
are sports highlights and


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the results are hysterical.
Several male and female
roles are available for indi-
viduals ages 15 and older.
Open auditions will be held
on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7
p.m. at the Van H. Priest
Auditorium located on the
NFCC campus in Madison.
No advance preparations
are necessary, just show up
ready to audition. Re-
hearsals for the play will
begin Feb. 1 and will be
held each Monday and
Wednesday until show
time. Show dates are April
22-24. For those not seek-
ing a spot on the stage,
there will also be opportu-
nities to help backstage.
For more information
contact play director
Denise Bell at 850-973-
9481 or e-mail
belld@nfcc.edu. More in-
formation about the NFCC
Sentinel UC'i,,-.. Players is
also available at
www.nfcc.edu (keyword:
Community Theater).


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Scenes from the inaugural Limerock Music Fest

last weekend at the Spirit of the Suwannee

Music Park in Live Oak


rocks


Skylar Gandy, 12, a member of the Gandy Brothers Blue-
grass Band from Pavo, Ga., sings and plays the fiddle dur-
ing the band's performance.


Limerock Music Fest host and emcee Don Miller, center, plays with national thumbpicking champion
and Bob's drummer during the inaugural Limerock Music Fest. Courtesy photos


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crowd during the indoor Limerock Music Fest.


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Tomorrow's News from central Florida performs during the inaugural Limerock Music Fest bluegrass and gospel event many bluegrass and gospel singers and pickers performing
at the Spirit. at the Limerock Music Fest.


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


(1) Horse Farm: 55 acres with a 4
bedroom, 3 bath CH&AC home
with fireplace cont. approx. 5000
sq. feet under roof with an 18 stall
horse barn with office and bath
cont. approx. 5000 sq. ft. under
roof. The property has 4 fenced
paddocks with room for expansion.
Call for more information. Just
listed $600,000.
(2) Off CR 49 5 acres in grass with
scattered trees, fenced on 3 sides
with survey. Only $4,900 per acre.
(3) 161st Rd: 9.82 acres partially
wooded with a 4BR/3-1/2 bath
CH&AC home with fireplace cont.
approx 2400 sq. ft. heated area,
10'x30' storage. REDUCED TO
$260,000.
(4) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. Reduced to
$39,900.
(5) CR 51 & Pinewood St.: 2.29
Acres, city water and sewer, zoned
office. Good location $192,500.
(6) Off CR 349: 10 acre wooded
tract with a two bedroom CHIAC
log home in excellent condition
cont. approx. 1200 sq. ft. under
roof, 30'x40' pole barn. Reduced to
$175,000.
(7) 410 Dexter: Corner lot with
CHIAC brick home in good
condition. Approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
under roof with 2 car garage,
kitchen furnished, large pool with
privacy fence. Good location. Good
Buy @ $135,000..
(8) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure.
Reduced to $34,500.
(9) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at REDUCED TO
$179,600.
(10) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2 home
cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft. under
roof, kitchen furnished, carport.
REDUCED TO $49,000.
(11) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded large
trees, good county road. Priced to
sell reduced to $74,900.
(12) Suwannee River: Two acres
wooded river lot off CR 349 near
Royal Springs and Boat Ramp. 100
sq. ft. on the water. (Buildable)
good buy @ $55,000.
(13) Off Mitchell Rd.: 20 acres
wooded with survey on 199th Rd.
$89,900.


(14) Off CR 136 East: 40 acre tract
partially wooded, some grass small
pond, fenced. Good area.
REDUCED TO $149,000.
(15) Hamilton Co.: 10 acres on
CR751 and the river approx. 1300
ft. on the water and approx. 1300
ft. on paved road. Priced to sell at
REDUCED TO $79,900.
(16) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16
year old slash planted pines off CR
255 good elevation. Good buy at
$175,000.
(17) Suwannee River home: nice
two bedroom two story CH&AC
home South of Branford, kitchen
furnished, beautiful view of river
from rear, screen porch. Good area.
REDUCED TO $168,000.
(18) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4
acres in grass/cropland with
scattered trees. $32,500.
(19) Near City: Off US 90 East 5
acres wooded near golf course.
Good buy @ $44,900.
(20) 190th St.: 10 acres in planted
pines approx. 15 years old, with a
3/1 CH/AC SWMH, 2 car
carport/shop. Priced to sell @
$49,000.
(21) 208 Houston: 3/5 BR, 1-1/2 BA
frame home cont. approx. 2,000 sq.
ft. under roof. Zoned R/O, has
potential. Priced to sell @ $59,500.
(22) 16th St.: 3 ac. with a 3BR/2BA
CH&AC brick home with fireplace,
cont. approx. 2,780 sq. ft. under
roof. Kitchen furnished, survey.
Good Buy @ $172,500.
(23) Keaton Beach: Deep Water
Canal lot near public boat ramp,
sewer & water. Good buy @
$125,000.
(24) 169th Rd.: 5 ac. in grass with a
3/2 CH/AC DWMH cont. approx.
1,850 sq. ft. under roof in excellent
cond. 2 car detached garage. Good
area. $124,900.
(25) Off 16th St.: 2 100x530 river
lots with MH (needs some R&R),
well, septic and storage building.
Lot has large hickory white oak
magnolia. Well above the flood
elevation. $79,900 for the pair.
(26) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded
on paved road. Good area. Good
buy @ $37,500.
(27) Hamilton County: 40 acre
wooded on county road. Good
hunting area that adjoins SRWMD.
$149,500. 570637-F


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GAINESVILLE Come be swept away by medieval
magic and transported into the Middle Ages during the
last weekend in January and first weekend in February,
Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-7, at the Alachua County Fair-
grounds. Celebrate the 24th annual Hoggetowne Me-
dieval Faire while the blasts of trumpets blend with the
laughter of children as the kingdom of Hoggetowne
opens its gates.
The theme for the 2010 Faire is "In the Days of Robin
Hood." On the streets of Hoggetowne, you will meet
King John, Queen Isabelle, and Robin Hood and his Mer-
ry Men. Throughout the weekend the revelry will capti-
vate visitors, and the street characters will help make
everyone a part of the Faire by including them in their
witty wisecracks and charming them in a medieval style.
The bustling medieval marketplace will showcase more
than 160 talented artisans and craftspeople from all over
the countryside who arrive at Hoggetowne to display and
sell a variety of goods, trinkets and wares. Visitors will
find one-of-a-kind blacksmithing, pewter, jewelry, stone


carvings, wood-carving, weaving, hand-blown glassware,
leatherworking and much more. A variety of new ven-
dors will represent talents never seen before at the
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.
Throughout the streets of Hoggetowne the sounds of
applause and laughter will draw you into one of the nine
stages where the forgotten skills of full flight falconry,
gripping aerial acrobatics and astonishing magic acts are
brought back to life. Jugglers, musicians, and dancers fill
the streets and stages with ancient music and thrilling
performances. Full-armored knights battle one another on
horseback for the honor of the King and Queen. Robin
Hood and his Merry Men match wits with the Sheriff of


Nottingham in a game of chess with human players. The
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is one of Gainesville's most
beloved traditions.
Prepare to feast on hearty food and drink fit for a king!
Beyond the marketplace is the food court, where tempt-
ing aromas entice fairgoers. Tasty bloomin' onions,
fresh-baked pastries, sweet potato fries, giant turkey legs
and succulent ribs are just a sample of what's in store.
The Faire is the perfect place to bring even the
youngest members of the kingdom. Children delight in
visiting the royal pavilion, where they will become lords


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

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

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

Customers needed!
Dairy Queen of Live Oak will host Dairy Queen Bene-
fit Night the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8
p.m. to help buy books for Suwannee Middle School.

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

Register now!


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

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

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

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

TABE tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing Center
(Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE is required for acceptance
into vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration & scheduling time & date are required.
To register please call 850-973-9451.

Greater Visions
Support Group
Addiction Support Group: Greater Visions faith-based


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

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

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

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

SREC seeking

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only one part of the process. Combining based on foods grouped tog
exercise with a healthy diet is the best according to similar food values.
way to achieve optimal physical health, exchange lists include several '
But a healthy diet doesn't have to mean foods: those lower than 20 calorie
a full dietary overhaul. Rather, there are serving, such as many low-ca
ways to alter dietary habits without sugar-free foods and beverages.
having to sacrifice favorite foods.
Never skip meals. Eat three t
* Pan-fry or saute foods with a nonstick times a day in smaller portions to
spray or low-calorie butter substitute, from getting hungry.
Bake or broil instead of frying.
Practice patience when eating
*Replace sugar with substitutes when don't have to be full at the end of
sweetening foods and beverages, meal. In fact, eating slowly can hel
better determine when it's time to
* Order from the light menus now the table without feeling stuffed.
offered at many restaurants, or purchase


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Cook Experience Required.
Long-term Care exp. preferred.
Full Time with Benefits.
Apply in person at
Suwannee Health & Rehab,
1620 East Helvenston St.
Live Oak Fl. 32064
386-362-7860
EOE/V/D/M/F
HOUSEKEEPING
POSITION
Part-Time Hours
Must have good work history.
Will train.
Apply in person at
Suwannee Health & Rehab,
1620 East Helvenston St.
Live Oak FL 32064
386-362-7860
EOE/V/D/M/F
LAUNDRY POSITION
Temporary Full-Time
Must have good work history.
Will train.
Apply in person at
Suwannee Health & Rehab,
1620 East Helvenston St.
Live Oak FL 32064
386-362-7860
EOE/V/D/M/F
FirstDay.
Madison Nursing Center
accepting applications for:
RN Unit Manager 7pm 7
am

CNAS, P/T 3-11 and 11-7
Apply in person at Madison
Nursing Center, 2481 West US
90, Madison, Fl. 32340 or fax
resume to 850-973-2667,
attention Peggy Powers,
Director of Nursing.
FirstDay.
PROJECT MANAGER
temporary contracted position to
coordinate and oversee Early
Head Start facility expansion in
Columbia, Hamilton and
Suwannee counties. Applicant
must possess minimum of
bachelor's degree in
engineering, construction
management or equivalent
degree; knowledge of local/state
building codes, zoning
ordinances, inspections; strong
organizational, communication
and interpersonal skills; able to
travel to 3 counties specified;
minimum of 5 years construction
project management,
architectural or engineering
services required. Qualified
applicants submit resume
(including references) via e-mail
to arobinson@sv4cs.org or fax to
386 7to 54-2220. Closes
1/22/2010
FirstDay.
PTTEACHER
Head Start Jasper/Live Oak
-HS Dip/GED, FCCPC/CDA or
minimum of 2 yr degree in early
childhood education or child
development preferred; Bilingual
(Spanish/English) preferred, 5
Hour Literacy as required. Qualified by
DCF, Must pass physical/DCF
background requirements
Current 1St Aid/CPR preferred.
SV4Cs PO Box 2637, Lake City,
Fl 32056
By e-mail: arobinson@@sv4cs.org
SALESMAN NEEDED
Must be aggressive and self
motivated. Also must be willing
to travel and work some
weekends. Fax resume to 386
963-2809 or e-mail it to:
srlh @srloghomes.com


Jobs Wanted
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
SOMEONE TO CARE FOR AN
ELDER PERSON? Will do light
housekeeping. 386-658-1580
HANDYMAN FOR ALL YOUR
HOME REPAIRS OR
LANDSCAPING. Low Price. Call
Kevin 386-792-3797
HANDYMAN LOOKING FOR
ODD JOBS: Plumbing, Framing,
Electrical, Roofing, Renovations,
Additions, Lots More. 386-935-
1510 or 904-370-4997

Lost & Found
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TRAILER. White Wheels, single
gate on back. Deck is stained
rustic red. REWARD 386-208-
5244
LOST KEYS: Large group of
Keys with hook, little dog on the
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"WANTED" SOUND
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MONITORS, MIC'S, STANDS,
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Boats/Supplies
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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-
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SERVICES


Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcome
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC
Accessible Apartments
Ieta e bas, II
705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
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Time to Upgrade.


Houses for Rent
EXECUTIVE HOME 3Bd/1.5 Ba
in town. $700 mo 1st, last &
$300 Deposit. 386-249-1163
HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba CHA, Fridge,
Stove, Seperate storage bldg.
new paint & hardwood floors
$650 + Utlities $500 Sec Dep.
Ref's, No Smokers, No Pets
downtown Live Oak. Call for app
362-1837 days or after 6pm 362-
6156 Cell 590-0204 Ask for Ellen
HOUSE 3BD/2BA on 5 wooded
acres, No Smoking or Pets.
$650/mo, $2000 Security
561-451-1638 Bob
THREE Bd/2Ba home on US
129 N in Jasper. Close to town.
$650 mo. 1st, last & security
deposit req'd. Call 386-209-2161
TWO HOUSES 1-2Bd/1Ba
ALSO 1-CHARMING 1 BIG
Bd/1Ba. Lots of closets 1 mile
from Live Oak. NO PETS
$600/mo, 1st, Last & $300 Dep.
Includes Water /Sewerage/ Lawn
Maint. 386-362-3002.

Mobile Homes for Rent
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
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
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT,
each on 5 separate acres. Near
Live Oak: 3BR/2Ba, $500/mo,
$750 to move in; 2BR/1BA,
$475/mo, $725 to move in. Near
Dowling Park: large 16x80
3BR/2BA, $600/mo. $850 to
move in; 2004 14x64 3Br/2Ba
with covered back porch,
$550/mo, $800 to move in. 5 ac.
lots with septic and water
available to rent in both areas.
386-697-9326

Office Space for Rent
OFFICE SPACE ON
SUWANNEE AVE. (MAIN ST) in
Branford.
$550.00 per month. 386-365-
2951
Homes for Sale

FirstDay.
RECENTLY FORECLOSED:
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Any Credit, Any Income 2BD,
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24432 69th Rd., O'brien, $84,900.
Visit www.roselandco.com/8BP,
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Mobile Homes for Sale

FirstDay.
DWMH 1404 sq ft Merit 2007
3Bd/2Ba, 2 large porches, 2 out
bdgs, on 1 acrer. On paved rd.
near Mayo Correctional Inst.
$77,900 386-294-3203
"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
FirstDay.
SWMH 2Bd/2Ba Fiesta of Ga.
14X66. Meets Zone 2 Wind.
$2000 386-362-2861 or 386-
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Vacation Property
GEORGIA RIVERFRONT
DEVELOPMENT Private Boat
Ramp, paved streets, u.g.
utilities. 20Lots/68 acres sold,
avg $12,000/acre. Remaining
585 acres $4950/acre. Call
Owner 912-529-6198
LAND SALE NOTICE:
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trout stream, near state park,
$29,500, must sell. Bank
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Acreage

FirstDay.
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Oak Pest Control on Hwy 129.
$25,000, low down, easy terms.
352-498-3881

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10ac, Hwy 51 N. of Mayo,
near river, $64,900
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near airport, $49,900
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SUWANNEE COUNTY COORDINATOR
LIVE OAK, FLORIDA
The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is currently
seeking applicants for the full-time position of County Coordinator. This
is a highly responsible administrative and executive position reporting tc
the County Commission. The County Coordinator's powers and duties
are administrative in nature and do not include any legislative
governmental power instilled in the Board of County Commissioners as
the governing body of Suwannee County Administers and carries oul
the directives and policies of the Suwannee County Board of
Commissioners and enforce all orders, resolutions, ordinances, and
regulations of the Board to assure that they are faithfully executed.
Attends all meetings of the Board of County Commissioners with
authority to participate in the discussion of any matter. Responsible for
preparation and delivery of formal presentations; attends meetings
conferences and seminars requiring periodic travel. Develops public
policy for adoption, advises the County Commission and communicates
with the press and public, relative to a variety of public administration
issues. This position will be responsible for the administration and
overall management of Building Maintenance & Custodial,
Administrative Services, Protective Inspection, Airport, Code
Enforcement, Addressing, and Planning and Zoning. Experience and
Training Guidelines include graduation from an accredited college or
university with a Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration
and five years of progressively responsible, upper-level management,
preferably in public administration; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience. Must possess a valid Drivers License. Salary
range is $58,000 $88,000 annually. Interested applicants may obtain a
detailed job description and an application at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida 32064 (386) 362-6869. Applicants are encouraged to submit
resumes, letters of reference, or other biographical information with their
application. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of
employment. Background checks may be required. Within six months
from date of hire must reside in Suwannee County. Deadline for
submitting applications is February 4, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. The Suwannee
County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment
opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified
employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex
including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking
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Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., a non-profit
organization is seeking a location in the Branford area
that could be used to serve meals to persons 60 years of
age or older.
Any business, organization or church that has space
available and would be interested in assisting in this
much needed service to the elderly population of Bran-
ford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior Center Direc-
tor, at 362-1164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Ser-
vices, at 362-4115, ext. 240.

Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working on your family
tree. The Suwannee Valley Gciic.l-h -., 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 Gccl.,i ., Center at 215 Wilbur Street SW in Live
Oak. The library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the talented folks there will be
glad to help. For more information call Jinnie or Alice at
386-330-0110.

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


programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.

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.

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

Free English-speaking
and literacy classes
Provided by Columbia County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program
Where: Wellborn, Florida
Unity of God Ministries, Inc.
12270 County Road 137
When: Every Thursday
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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DAR monthly chapter
meeting set
Jan. 14
The Edward Rutledge DAR (Daughters of the
American Revolution) chapter's first 2010 meeting of the
new year is set for Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at
Kazbor's Grille (located in the Publix shopping strip in
Lake City).
There will be a Dutch Treat lunch immediately
following the meeting.
The speaker will be Carolyne James-Rudd, state DAR
schools chairman.
The speaker will share information about all our DAR
schools, including our State Regent's project, which is to
provide a facelift to our Florida Cottage at DAR's
Tamassee School.
Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
For additional information please call 386-755-5579 or
386-752-4881. Those in the Live Oak area may wish to
call 386-362-2180.
We invite you to visit our Web site
(http://fssdarchapters.org/edwardrutledge/).


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 lead-
ing the trip. Call 386-362-1120 for additional information.

TOPS FL 662
open house
Jan. 21
TOPS FL 662 invites you to attend a free, no obligation
open house, at the First Advent Christian Church
fellowship hall, at 699 Pinewood Drive S.W., Live Oak.
The open house will be held on Jan. 21, from 7:30-10
a.m.
TOPS is a weight loss support group that can help you
keep that weight loss New Year's resolution, and get back
on the right track. TOPS is very affordable, only $5 a
month after the yearly membership fee of $26, which also
includes the TOPS magazine. Please come visit and enjoy
the friendly atmosphere and support from people that
have the same challenges that you may have. Our normal
meeting time is on Thursday morning, with weigh-in
beginning at 8 a.m. until 8:50 a.m., and the meeting
begins at 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. hope to see you soon.
For more information please call Elaine at 364-5537.

Florida Guardian ad Litem

Program
New Volunteer
Orientation'
How is your voice? Learn how to be the voice for a child
who has been abandoned, neglected or abused. No 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

Suwannee Valley
4Cs board to meet
Jan. 25
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.

Women's Club open house
It's the second annual Women's Club of Live Oak open
house!
When: On Friday, Jan. 29.
Where: At our clubhouse on CR 136 just pass the
Coliseum on the right.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
We look forward to meeting you. Please come and learn
about all the things we are doing here in our community.
Beverages and finger foods will be provided.

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QUINCY Come and see ten of our region's most tal-
ented and innovative artists, many with compelling mes-
sages, expressed on a large scale through striking works
of art. Diversity & Virtuosity: FAMU Faculty exhibition
opens Friday in the Sara May Love Gallery at the Gads-
den Arts Center, and runs Jan. 15-March 14. Artist Harris
Wiltsher, chair of the FAMU Art Department and Direc-
tor of the Foster-Tanner Gallery, will give a gallery talk
at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition represents current and retired faculty of
the Florida A & M University School of Architecture and
the Visual Arts Department exhibit work in all mediums
including printmaking, photography, quilting, sculpture,
and oil painting. Exhibiting artists include Kenneth
Falana, Valerie S. Goodwin, Deborah LaGrasse, Liu Nan,
Joe Roache, Omar Thompson, Edward (Tim) White,
Chester Williams, Harris R. Wiltsher, and Ron Yradebra.
Opening at the same time in the Zoe Gollowat Gallery
is Figure Drawing: Classical Beauty. Artists Bill Thomp-
son, Ron Yrabedra, John H. Woodworth, B. Harper Frost,
and Barbara Harrison focus this exhibition on the artistic
tradition of the visual exploration of the human form.
Mostly drawings and watercolor on paper, these images
reveal the age-old practice of honoring the human body
by expressing emotions like confidence, insecurity, and
love.
On opening night, enjoy the Quincy Main Street Music
Festival with live music by Mixture, second floor, Gads-
den Arts Center, from 7-10 p.m., the GAC Artists Guild
Exhibition with a variety of works by 21 artists, and stu-
dent exhibitions from Stewart Street and St. John Ele-
mentary Schools.
The Gadsden Arts Center is located on Quincy's his-
toric Courthouse Square at 13 N. Madison St., just 10
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Suwannee County Extension is now offering an
educational program to help adults with type 2 diabetes
control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk of
health complications. The program will include nine
classes taught by a team of qualified educators and health
professionals, and a personal consultation with a
registered dietitian. Health assessments (height, weight,
and blood pressure measurements) are included. Classes
will run from January 28th to March 25th and will be held
on Thursday 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!


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#3665 Tori is a Lab Mix, she is 10 months old.
She is black and is shy around people, but is a very
sweet dog.

#3657 Joyce is a Shepard Mix, she is brown. She
is 9 months old and is very friendly.

#3612 Vicki she is a brown female. She isl year 7
months old and is a playful dog.

3605 Buddy is a male Bassett hound. He is tri -
color and is 1 year 10 months old and is a great dog.

We have 6 cute puppies in house about 24 days old.
The mom is Fox terrier mix and father is ? We will
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mom only weighs 181bs.

CATS:
#3756 Kinsey is a 11-week-old kitten. She is or-
ange and weight 1.10 #. She is very sweet.

#3754 Snowball a months old, shorthaired kitten.
He is cream color and weight 3.8 #.

#3753 Jingles is an orange kitty, He is 4 months
old and is shorthaired. He weight 2.12 1/2 # and likes
to be made of.

# 3734 Zeva is a 4 month old, grey with white
paws kitten. She weight 1.1 1/2 # and is a very sweet
kitty.

#3731 Unique is a 6 month old kitty. She is a
white Tabby and she weight 5.6 1/2 #. She is a very
friendly kitty.

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LOST:
S.E. of Live oak off 129 & 122nd street. "COOKIE"
a Bison, white female. About 15 pounds, she is an old
dog about 11 12 years. A family pet, needs medica-
tions. If you have found her, please call Mary Bartley
@ (386) 362 8476.

LOST:
From home at 3 Rivers Estate Suwannee County.
"BRUCE" is a Ridge back Hound and is tan color and
has a white spot on chest. He weight 70 pounds and is
40 inches high. He has a microchip and a red collar. He
is in good health, is lovable and loves to ride. If you
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January February 2010
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
University Auditorium
Alan & Carol Squitieri Studio Theatre


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

UFPA presents
The 5 Browns
Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts
Sponsored by Lowry Financial Advisors
and WGFL CBS 4
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $50.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu

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

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

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

UFPA presents
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy -


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

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

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

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

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

UFPA presents
THE OPERA SHOW


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

UFPA presents
Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Manuel
Barrueco, Guitar
Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m.
University Auditorium
Reserved Seating: $23.25 $34.00
For more information, call 352-392-2787
or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu


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By Czerne M. Reid

University of Florida urologists have used
robot-assisted surgery to cut about 20 min-
utes off average surgery time for conven-
tional vasectomy reversal using a micro-
scope. Sperm count after surgery is compa-
rable over a year for the two procedures, but
the robotic procedure appears to result in a
quicker return of sperm count.
"For a couple that's trying to get pregnant,
this is a big deal," said Sijo Parekattil, M.D.,
director of male infertility and microsurgery
at UF, who led the study.
The findings, now online and to appear in
an upcoming print edition of the Journal of
Endourology, represent the first head-to-
head comparison of robot-assisted vasecto-
my reversal and the microscope procedure
that is widely used.


Many types of surgery are now being aid-
ed by robots, and surgeons continue to ex-
plore new areas in which they can be used.
"This is state-of-the-art stuff, it's cutting-
edge, and a stepping stone to understanding
whether or not we can use this tclihnl *II -',-
on a more widespread basis," said Wayne
Kuang, M.D., director of Male Reproductive
Health at University of New Mexico, who
was not involved in the study. "It's a natural
progression from back in the days when we
just had magnified eyeglasses."
But robotic vasectomy reversal is not
without controversy among specialists who
say that using an expensive robot to do
something that is already done well simply
with a microscope is a waste of resources.
Most patients pay out of pocket for vasec-
tomy reversal. The robot-assisted procedure
can cost more than $3,000 more than the


Dr. Bryant Whiting, urology resident, assists Dr. Sijo Parekattil with a robotic surgery at the
University of Florida. Photo: Sarah Kiewel/University of Florida


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microscope method.
"The big question is did it improve out-
comes either pregnancy rates or the time
spent in surgery?" said professor Jay Sand-
low, M.D., vice chair of the department of
urology at Medical College of Wisconsin in
Milwaukee, who initially had reservations
about the robotic procedure but after seeing
the preliminary results now says he sees val-
ue in the method.
"It certainly looks as if he has done that,"
said Sandlow, who was not involved in the
study. "He has shown a meaningful decrease
in the amount of time it takes to do these ro-
botically compared to the open procedure."
Since many hospital fees are based on
time, cutting operating time might offset
some of the extra charges associated with the
use of the robot.
Parekattil, who has the rare combination of
being fellowship trained in both infertility
microsurgery and robotics, suspects that the
time reduction happens because the robot al-
lows for more efficient use of instruments
with the use of multiple arms and tools si-
multaneously.
It is too soon to tell whether pregnancy
rates have improved since the mid-2009 con-
clusion of the one-year study in which 20
men had the robotic procedure and seven had
the microscopic one. But two months after
surgery, average sperm count in the robotic
surgery group was 54 million, compared
with 11 million in the microscopic surgery
group. Early results show that the difference
in sperm count between the two procedures
decreases over time, however.
Another potential advantage of the robotic
procedure is less discomfort for some sur-
geons who would otherwise stand or sit with
their backs bent for extended periods over a
microscope.
The robotic procedure has its limitations.
Kuang believes that surgical results of the ro-
bot-assisted procedure will prove equivalent
to the microscopic method, but might not be
as useful for a more complicated reversal
that involves clearing a secondary blockage
that develops close to the testicles.
That's because in that case the surgeon has
to hold the sperm tube during surgery. That
is difficult to do robotically because a keen
sense of pressure is needed in order to avoid
crushing the microscopic tubes involved. But
Parekattil has developed techniques to stabi-
lize such small tubules while using the robot.
Despite the study's small sample size,
physicians say it is promising, and requires
more evaluation and longer follow-up of pa-
tients to yield more widely applicable results.
"I don't think there's going to be a huge
change in practice," Sandlow said. "But in
academia part of what we do is try to push
the envelope and try to see what works and
what doesn't and it's through studies like
this that we answer those questions."


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and ladies of the court of
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children and yourself with
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even an elephant. Thrilling
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attract lines of eager chil-
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crossbow shooting and
knife throwing.
Come early to spend a
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is $14 for adults, $7 for
children ages 5-17 and
free for children 4 and
younger. For more infor-
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Parks, Recreation and Cul-
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In search of the nation's best cornbread

Martha White announces call for entries for 2010 National Cornbread Cook-Off


SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. Once again corn-
bread will take center-stage and one lucky winner will
win the coveted cast iron skillet crown at the 2010
National Cornbread Cook-Off and a $5,000 cash
prize. Entries for original main dish cornbread
recipes using a Martha White Cornbread Mix are now
being accepted until March 1, 2010 for the 14th An-
nual Cook-Off, sponsored by Martha White and
Lodge Cast Iron.

To enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off:
An entry must be an original main dish recipe and
prepared with at least one package of Martha White
Cornbread Mix using Lodge Cast Iron cookware.
Entries must also include contestant's name, ad-
dress, daytime phone number, date of birth and name
of grocery retailer.
To enter online, go to www.marthawhite.com,
click on the "Promotion and News" section, and sub-
mit your original recipe along with complete contact
information.
To enter by e-mail, send your original recipe along
with your complete contact information to corn-
bread@dvl.com. Online and e-mail entries must be re-
ceived by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 1, 2010.
To enter by mail, send your original recipe and
complete contact information on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch
paper to: National Cornbread Cook-Off 2010, 209
Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219. Mail-in
entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2010 and re-
ceived by March 8, 2010.
For Official Rules visit www.marthawhite.com.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and
D.C., 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.
Ten finalists will be chosen from all entries. For
past winning recipes and complete Official Rules, vis-
it www.marthawhite.com or www.lodgemfg.com.
Ten finalists will heat up their cast iron skillets dur-
ing the National Cornbread Festival to create their
original cornbread specialties under the Big Cook-Off
Tent on April 24, 2010, in South Pittsburg, Tenn. One
lucky winner and their dish will be chosen as the
reigning cornbread champion and receive $5,000 and
a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value)
from Five Star Professional Cooking Equipment, a di-
vision of Brown Stove Works, Inc.
"The quality and creativity of cornbread recipes
that are submitted to the contest continues to impress
me year after year," said Linda Carman, Martha
White baking expert. "Several years ago, we began
receiving recipes that got their unique style from be-
ing served with a 'salad' topping. Crowning a hearty
cornbread casserole with leafy greens or other vegeta-
bles, cheese and dressings gave a surprising and re-
freshing new dimension to the concept of a casserole.
This is just one example of the unique recipes we re-
ceive. We encourage entrants to experiment with dif-
ferent flavors, techniques and ingredients."
In 2007 Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges with
Ranchero Cilantro Drizzle broke into new territory by
putting a cool salad mix and dressing over wedges of
spicy cornbread and won the coveted first place prize.
The following year, the judges awarded second place
to Zesty Italian Sausage Skillet with Sundried Tomato
Cornbread Crust topped with baby greens, balsamic
dressing and Gorgonzola cheese.

Cash and prizes
The Cook-Off grand champion will receive a
$5,000 cash prize, a 30-inch stainless steel gas range
(a $3,250 value) from Five Star Professional Cooking
Equipment, a division of Brown Stove Works, Inc.,
and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge Cast
Iron.
The second prize winner will walk away with
$1,500, and the third prize winner with $1,000. The
remaining seven finalists will be awarded $150. All
finalists will receive $500 travel reimbursement and a
gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge Cast
Iron.
Sponsored by Martha White Foods, Inc., Lodge
Manufacturing Company, and Brown Stove Works,
Inc. Open to legal residents of the United States and
D.C., 18 years or older, except food professionals,
such as chefs, food writers, or food home economists


who create recipes for pay. Void outside the 50 United
States and D.C. and where prohibited.


Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges with
Ranchero Cilantro Drizzle

Dressing
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup salsa verde
1 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves

Filling
2 tablespoons Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

Crust
1 large egg
1 (7 oz.) pkg. Martha White Sweet Yellow Cornbread
Mix
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup crushed corn tortilla chips

Toppings
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded romaine
1 cup chopped tomatoes

. Heat oven to 400 F. Combine ranch dressing, salsa
and 1 cup cilantro leaves in small food processor or
blender. Process until well blended. Cover and re-
frigerate.

. Heat olive oil in 10-inch cast iron skillet over medi-
um heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper.
Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender,
stirring frequently. Stir in chicken, 3 tablespoons
cilantro, salt, cumin, pepper and tomatoes with green
chilies. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from skillet. Wipe
out skillet with paper towel. Spray with no-stick
cooking spray.

. Beat egg in large bowl. Add cornbread mix and
milk. Mix well. Place tortilla chips in prepared skil-
let. Pour cornbread mixture over chips. Spoon chick-
en mixture over cornbread mixture. Sprinkle with
cheeses.

. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut
into wedges. Top with romaine and tomatoes. Drizzle
with dressing.

6 servings

Zesty Italian Sausage Skillet with
Sundried Tomato Cornbread Crust

Filling
2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Olive Oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound Italian pork sausage
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with Italian season-
ing
2 teaspoons dried sage
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Crust
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Martha White Cotton Country Corn-
bread Mix
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped oil packed sun-dried tomatoes,
drained


1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Toppings
6 cups baby lettuce greens
Balsamic salad dressing, to taste
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Fresh ground pepper

. Heat oven to 400 FE Heat oil in a 10-inch cast iron
skillet on medium high. Add onion and cook until
softened. Add sausage and cook breaking up with a
fork until done. Drain, if needed. Add cream. Sim-
mer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, sage and red pepper.
Simmer on medium about 10 minutes or until sauce
thickens.

. In a medium bowl, combine cornbread crust ingredi-
ents. Mix well. Spread over top of sausage mixture
in skillet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cornbread is
golden brown.

. Toss greens and dressing in large bowl. Cut corn-
bread crust into wedges. Place each with sausage fill-
ing on plate. Top with greens. Sprinkle with Gor-
gonzola and fresh pepper.

6 servings





Wild Adventures

schedules

20 concerts for 2010 season

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

2010 Concert Schedule (as of November 20)*

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

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


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