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Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak, Fla
Publication Date: January 29, 2010
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125th YEAR, NO. 25 3 SECTIONS, 24 PAGES Friday Edition January 8, 2010 50 CENTS

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

We're breaking local news every day at suwanneedemocrat.com


A front-page
editorial


OUR
Suwannee Democrat

A new era

for the

Democrat
One function of a community
newspaper is to lead the debate on
issues of the day. Such has been
the mission of this newspaper, on
its editorial pages, for the past 125
years.
Yet as the community grows, so
must we, and the time has come for
us to redouble our efforts and end
a long, sometimes awkward silence
in the process. Starting with this
spring's Live Oak city elections,
the Suwannee Democrat will, in
each race, publicly endorse the
candidate we believe best suited
for the job.
Endorsements will be based on
the candidate's record of public
service (if any), as well as his or
her character, work ethic, intelli-
gence and history of success in
business or personal endeavors.
Our choices will be announced just
before the onset of early voting.
With each endorsement will
come a careful explanation of the
reasoning behind it. That doesn't
mean we expect you to take our
word for it, though. Your job is to
weigh our opinion against your
own insights and observations, then
make a choice that reflects your
values.
If your opinion matches ours,
fine. If not, that's fine too. As al-
ways, you will be welcome to
share your views, either in a Letter
to the Editor, a submission to Rant
& Rave, or online in our Facebook
forum.
Now, in some races we may not
endorse anyone. There may be
more than one well-qualified can-
didate or there may be none at all,
as we see it. We'll give you our
honest opinion whatever the case.
Understand, too, that an endorse-
ment by the Democrat doesn't
mean everyone associated with us
shares that view. Everything that
appears in Our View, including po-
litical endorsements, represents the
opinion of the Suwannee Democrat
editorial board, which consists of
Publisher Myra Regan and Editor
Robert Bridges. Should you have a
problem, it's with us and us alone.
Finally, all endorsements will be
limited to local races. As with our
news coverage, the focus here is on
Suwannee County alone. The lone
exception is for state legislative
races. Beyond that, sources of in-
formation are plentiful, and we
have no desire to compete with
Fox News or The New York Times,
whatever your pleasure (or poison).
The policy announced here today
represents a major shift in long-
standing practice. We think it's
long overdue. As always, though,
we'd like to hear from you on
this or anything else. You can reach
us at 386-362-1734 or by email at
nf.editorial @ gaflnews.com.
C. ,,;n,. next week: Our editorial
checklist for 2010.


Boyd suits up for 2010


Congressman Allen Boyd addresses constituents at an August town hall meeting in Live Oak.
Healthcare dominated the sometimes raucous debate. Photo: Jeff Waters

Incumbent congressman discusses healthcare, energy policy
and politics in a candid interview with the Democrat


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

Congressman Allen Boyd
paid a visit to the Suwannee De-
mocrat Tuesday with the mes-
sage that the needs and wants of
his constituency are at the heart
of his decision-making for 2010,
specifically on hot button issues
such as healthcare reform and
energy policy. He also addressed
redistricting and his own reelec-
tion bid.


Boyd, a Democrat, discussed
his November vote against the
healthcare reform bill, which
passed in the House, 220-215.
Reiterating his four criteria for
healthcare reform "cost, cover-
age, choice, and fiscal responsi-
bility" he said the cost of the
current bill was of greatest con-
cern.
"How do you wring the cost
out of the whole medical sys-


SEE BOYD, PAGE 5A


Boyd


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Live Oak native Brant Hel-
venston wants to be the city's
next mayor.
"I just feel it's time for a new
leadership," Helvenston said


Wednesday. "I've always been
excited about my town."
He said he wants folks to
know their government is work-
ing for them and feels he's the
man to bring the community to-
gether and steer the city into the
future.


"I want to bring a passion to
the city," Helvenston said.
For one thing, he's concerned
with the youth leaving town for
better opportunities.
"Let's make this a place of op-

SEE HELVENSTON, PAGE 12A


Teachers


aren't


sold on


Race to


the Top

'Too many
unknowns,' says
union chief
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com

The local teachers union isn't
ready to sign off on a federal
initiative that could bring up to
$1 million to county schools.
Representatives of United
Teachers of Suwannee County
have so far declined to sign a
letter of intent to take part in the
nationally-funded Race to the
Top grant program, believing
there are "too many unknowns"
concerning the program, said
Sheryl Daniels, president of the
union.
In a meeting held Wednesday
at school board district office,
union representatives and dis-
trict authorities met to discuss
the matter.
"Here's where we are as we

SEE TEACHERS, PAGE 12A

Confusion

reigns over

jail repair

project

County commission
awards $392,000 bid
despite questions
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Despite concerns from three
Suwannee County Commis-
sioners as well as the county's
public works director, com-
missioners voted unanimously
Tuesday to award a Jack-
sonville firm a $392,000 bid
to replace corroding water
pipes at the county jail.
Certified Air Contractors
Inc. was the sole bidder to
modify the county jail's water
loop system that connects the
heating, ventilation and air
conditioning systems. Parts of
the in-ground, four pipe sys-
tem has corroded and leaked
for about 10 years, according
to County Maintenance Direc-
tor Steve Sharpless.
Commissioner Jesse

SEE CONFUSION, PAGE 12A


Brant Helvenston


Arrest Record ........ 2A
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Obituaries .......... .5A
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Molestation of 13-year-old alleged
By Jeff Waters
A 32-year-old Live Oak man has been charged with lewd
and lascivious molestation of a child, sheriff's records show.
Shayne Scott Burnett, of 1660 179th Drive, was arrested ao -
by deputy David Poole Tuesday. Burnett was charged with -
performing sexual acts on a 13-year-old girl "during the
summer months of 2009," according to a report. The report
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This 2005 Toyota driven by Live Oak resident Johnny Danwyn McLeod, 62, struck another
vehicle at the intersection of Duval Street and Ohio Avenue Sunday around 11:04 a.m., ac-
cording to police reports. Evelyn Newell Dawes, 77, of Live Oak, failed to stop at a red light
while headed north on Ohio in a 1998 Buick, causing the eastbound Toyota to strike the
Buick on the left side, reports show. Reports indicate Margie McLeod, a passenger in the
Toyota, was treated for possible injuries. Neither driver was injured. Dawes was cited for
careless driving. All parties were reported to be wearing seat belts. Photo: Staff


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record each week. If your
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January 5, Joseph
Michael Brisbois, 18,
14162 98th St Live Oak
Fl, suw cty djj probation,
obsconder case 09-265cj
SCSO T Roberts
January 5, John Russell
Stover, 35, 17581 92nd
Terr Live Oak Fl, char-
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censed contracting, pasco
cty wrt vop o/c, fail to re-
turn rented vehicle, okee-


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theft SCSO T Roberts
January 5, Phyllis
Ramirez, 36, 2857 West
US 27 Mayo Fl, vop o/c
grand theft SCSO-M.Clark
January 5, Timothy
Michael Daly, 44, 1405
NW Duval St Lot 55 Live
Oak Fl, columbia county
warrant, insufficient ck
funds $2500 cash or surety
bond FHP-R. Howard
January 5, Lawrence
Finney, 30, 203 Winder-
weedle St Live Oak Fl,
vop-poss cont substance,
vop-burglary occ struct,
vop-grand theft P&P-S.
Schadlbaer
January 5, Braxton Ty-
rone Jones, 22, 10926 CR
132 Live Oak Fl, dwlsr,
attach tag not assigned
FHP-A.J. Creech
January 5, William Keith
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January 5, Ashley Nicole
Green, 21, 14866 83rd Dr
Live Oak Fl, vop o/c
burg/of dwelling, vop
grand theft III P+P N. Ca-
gle
January 6, Cathy Mae
Sawyer, 29, 26251 83rd
Road Branford Fl, vop (ut-
ter forg/grn thft), *marion
county warrant* SCSO C.
Mcinnis
January 6, Ashely Ann
Porter, 19, 187 Monroe Av-
enue Live Oak Fl, Retail
Theft SCSO L. Willis
January 6, Caranita
Shanice Daniels, 18, 501
NW Drive Live Oak Fl,


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return for court SCSO-S.
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Quantrell Smith, 24, 1039
NE Otis Ct Lake City Fl,
agg assault w/ deadly wpn
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January 6, Joseph Keith
Platt, 41, 11604 225th
Road Live Oak Fl, Return
For Court SCSO-A. Loston
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Mcleod Kennedy, 30,
23015 45th Drive Lake
City Fl, Return For Court
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January 6, Thomas
Michael Lemaster. 30,
20188 Lamaster St Live
Oak Fl, vop o/c grand theft
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pher Barry, 29, 835 NW
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EXTENSION UPDATE


Bee aware


Pilgrim's cuts 230

corporate jobs as

part of JBS deal


By Elena Toro
Suwannee County
Extension Agent &
Brad Burbaugh
Duval County
Extension Agent


The number of backyard
and hobbyist beekeepers
has increased drastically
in the last two years. In
2009 alone the number of
beekeepers in Florida has
increased by more than
400. The bees in local
colonies are known as Eu-
ropean honeybees and
have been managed
worldwide for many cen-
turies. These bees have
been selected by beekeep-
ers for desirable traits,
principally gentleness,
honey production, tenden-
cy not to swarm, winter
hardiness, and disease re-
sistance.
On the other hand, the
Africanized honeybee
(AHB), sometimes called
the "killer bee", has steadi-
ly migrated northward
since its accidental release
in San Paulo, Brazil. The
African honeybee has
adapted for survival
through natural selection in
a rough, harsh environment
in Africa where predation,
climate, etc., have pro-
duced an aggressive and
hardy race of bee.
Although the AHB has
not been detected in
Suwannee County swarms
have been detected in
South and Central Florida
and intercepted and de-
stroyed on ships in the
vicinity of Florida ports
and around the Gulf Coast.
With this in mind, we
should all be cognizant of
the threat and be prepared
to take action in the event
of an attack.
Africanized honeybees
are very aggressive and
this heightened defensive
behavior can be a risk to
humans. Children, the el-
derly and handicapped in-
dividuals are at high risk
due to their inability to es-
cape attack. At this point
in time more household
pets have died from AHB
attacks than humans.

African honeybees are
agitated by vibrations like
those caused by power
equipment, tractors,
weedeaters and lawnmow-
ers. On top of that, their
nesting habits often put
them in close proximity to
humans. Because of this,
precautions should be tak-
en. These precautions are
not suggested to make peo-
ple fearful of honeybees,
but only to encourage cau-
tion and respect of honey-
bees. The precautions in-
clude remaining alert for
honeybees flying into or
out of an area, staying
away from a swarm or
nest, and having wild
colonies removed from
places that humans fre-
quent. The latter is perhaps
the most important advice
one can heed when dealing

bee attacks occur on peo-
ple who know a nest is
present.

If you come across ag-
gressive bees here are


some tips to keep yourself
safe.

If bees become defen-
sive:
Get away from the bees
as quickly as possible;
Cover face and eyes -
bees are attracted to C02;
Take shelter in enclosed
area;
Do not hide in the bush-
es or jump in the water -
bees will wait for you;
Do not swat the bees -
rapid movements will
cause bees to sting.
Try to prevent stings by
protecting yourself in a
safe area (building, car,
truck) as quickly as possi-
ble. But if you are stung:
Scrape stingers from
skin with a blunt object as
soon as possible. If not
done, venom will continue
to be injected over time.
Wash effected area with
soap and water and apply
ice to relieve pain and
swelling.
If allergic reaction oc-
curs such as difficulty in
breathing or hives over
large areas of the body, in-
ject adrenaline from an
emergency sting kit, ad-
minister antihistamines and
seek medical attention.
If many stings are re-
ceived, there is risk of tox-
ic envenomation and med-
ical attention should be
sought. The treatment for
this is renal dialysis. Many
physicians may not be fa-
miliar with this situation
because it generally only
arises due to massive de-
fensive behavior by AHB.
Currently, the state of
Florida recommends that
all wild (or feral) honeybee


European honeybee (left) and Africanized honeybee. Honey-
bees can be either African or European, it is impossible to
differentiate the two without laboratory analyses.
- Photo courtesy UF/IFAS


colonies found in proximi-
ty to people (in walls,
birdhouses, trees, etc.) be
eradicated by a certified
Pest Control Operator. The
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services maintains a list of
pest control operators who
have been properly trained
by either FDACS or Uni-
versity of Florida staff to
safely remove honeybees.


Please call the Suwannee
County Extension Office if
you need contact informa-
tion for PCOs in our area.
For more information on
the Africanized honeybee
visit our program at:
http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.e
du/afbee/

Source: African Honey
Bee: What you need to
know.


Health Dept. column delayed
Due to space limitations, News From Your Local
Health Department will not appear in this edition. See
Wednesday's paper for the column in its entirety.


No positions lost
at Live Oak plant
Staff
PITTSBURG, Texas -
Pilgrim's Pride announced
Tuesday the elimination of
approximately 230 corpo-
rate and administrative po-
sitions across the organi-
zation under the first
phase of its integration
with JBS USA, which ac-
quired majority control of
Pilgrim's Pride on Decem-
ber 28.
Approximately 160 of
the primarily salaried and
salaried non-exempt posi-
tions being eliminated are
based at the company's
headquarters in Pittsburg,
Texas, or in nearby Mt.
Pleasant, Texas. The re-
maining positions that are
being eliminated are
spread over nearly a dozen
other sites, including At-
lanta, Dallas and Broad-
way, Va. The company
will provide severance
benefits, including out-
placement assistance, to
affected salaried and


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by email.
In addition, the company
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with plans to consolidate
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evaluate the needs of their
organizations and expect
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plans within the next three
to six months.
"We know that these
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and uncertainty for those
employees whose jobs
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suwannee living


Weddings/Anniversaries


Wedding announcement

Ragans

& Grinnell


Happy 90th birthday

Margaret Clark


60th anniversary


Audrey and Paul

Runyan


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 bride is a 2006 graduate of Suwannee High and is
currently employed by Suwannee Valley Electric.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Suwannee High and
a 2009 graduate of Florida School of Massage.
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, First Baptist
It all started with a visit to the Clothes Closet! On Nov.
19, the First Baptist Church Clothes Closet opened their
doors to the families of our Suwannee County Students in
Transition. As the families came, the ladies that operate
the Clothes Closet wrote down the names and shoes sizes
of the students and even some of their younger siblings.
What began as a small women's class project, grew to
include the entire Adult Sunday School department. They
bought shoes and socks for over 60 students.
We want to say thank you to those church members that
sacrificially gave so our students could have new shoes. A
very special thank you goes to Ms. Lucy Black who
worked tirelessly coordinating this project.
First Baptist, may you all have a blessed holiday
season!

Suwannee County School District
Lisa Garrison, Homeless Liaison
Debra Ross, Homeless Advocate


Paul and Audrey Runyan


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Margaret Clark


Please join us to celebrate
Margaret Clark's 90th birthday.
When: January 9, 2010.
Where: Phillips Center, Advent Christian Village.
Time: 4 p.m.
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Note: The email address published previously in this
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Audrey and Paul Runyan celebrate 60 years of marriage,
January 6, 1950.


H1N1 vaccination

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The Suwannee County health Department will give
vaccinations for H1N1 this week and next as follows:

. WHO: General population

. LOCATION: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

. ADDRESS: US 90 East, Live Oak

. CLINIC DATES/HOURS: Sunday, Jan. 10 from 1-5
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. CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the
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. ADDRESS: 703 Suwannee Avenue NW, Branford,
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. CLINIC DATES/HOURS: Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 1-4
p.m.

. CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the
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Obituaries


Mary Cloteal
Duncan Lear
February 3, 1920-
January 5, 2010

ary Cloteal
Duncan Lear of
Alpharetta,
eorgia, one of the Great-
est Generation, passed
away January 5, 2010.
Lear, 89, served as an
Army nurse from 1942-
1946 with the 65th General
Hospital. She spent two
years in Europe and was
stationed close to where
the Allies invaded Nor-
mandy, also known as D-
Day.
Born in Gillis Mills, Ten-
nessee, February 3, 1920,
the fifth child of Odell and
Florence Duncan, Lear was
21 when she decided to
join the United States
Army. After the war, Lear
remained in the Army Re-
serves where she retired as
Captain and continued
working in various hospi-
tals until her retirement
with 32 years of Veteran's
Administrative hospital
service. Lear, along with
eleven other elite nurses,
was instrumental in setting
up the first spinal cord in-
jury unit in a Veteran's hos-
pital in Florida. One of her
more recognized patients
was Presidential hopeful
George C. Wallace. In
1977, Lear received Flori-
da Nurse of the Year for
outstanding service to her
community and state. Lear
was a lifetime member of
the American Legion,
where she served on the
board and as commander.
Lear remained active in her
communities by volunteer-
ing and advocating blood
drives for the American
Red Cross Society, herself
a ten-gallon donor.
Having lived 15 years in
Cleveland Ohio after her
marriage to Harry, where
they had two children,
Cheryl Lear McFadden and
Gary Lear. The family relo-
cated to South Florida in
1970 where Lear complet-
ed her nursing career and
retired to Live Oak, FI until
her granddaughter, Madi-
son Lear McFadden, was
born in 1999. She then
picked up and moved to Al-
pharetta, Georgia to be
near her granddaughter and
children.
Lear was preceded in
death in 1986 by her hus-
band of 31 years, Harry
Karl Lear and in 1991 by
her second husband, John
Vernon Robinson of
Ashville, North Carolina,
sisters Wilma Speight,
Elizabeth Callens, Geneva
Wood and brothers Ralph
Duncan and George Robin
Duncan.
Survived by her children
Cheryl and Gary and
granddaughter Madison
along with siblings Virgina
Garfield Duncan and Billy
Cossey Duncan of Linden
and Memphis Tennessee.
A visitation will be held
Saturday, January 9th at the
First United Methodist
Church in Live Oak, Flori-
da beginning at 10:00 am


followed by an 11:00 am
service and luncheon
served by the Women's
Circle Club afterward, 311
Ohio Ave South, Live Oak,
Florida.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak is in Charge of All
Arrangements.
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and click on obituaries


Randel King
August 3, 1920-
January 3, 2010

andel was born
on August 3,
1920. He was an
Army Veteran from WWII
serving in the 29th infantry.
After serving in the army
he worked for Florida
Power and Light in Mana-
tee South Florida until he
retired. Randel was a mem-
ber of the Methodist
Church. He belonged to the
Moose Riverview Lodge
and Suwannee River Blue
Grass at the "Spirit of the
Suwannee". He loved
bowling music and work-
ing with his hands. Randel
passed away in the Suwan-
nee Health Center on Sun-
day, January 3, 2010 at
9:15 am at the age of 89.
He is survived by one
sister: Martha Hamilton,
Live Oak, Fl; two nieces:
Linda ( Nathan) Stinson,
Pamela (Bob) Bettencourt
and one nephew: Gregory
(Natalie) Kaczur all of Cal-
ifornia.
As per his wishes he will
be cremated at Daniels Fu-
neral Homes & Crematory,
Inc. He has asked that any
contributions be made to
The Humane Society of
Live Oak or Baptist Inter-
national Missions, Inc.,
P.O. Box 9215 Chat-
tanooga, TN 37412.
Memorial services will
be held Monday, January
11, 2010 at 2:00 pm at
Daniels Memorial Chapel.
Friends are invited to visit
with the family beginning
at 1:00 pm.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak is in Charge of All
Arrangements.
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and click on obituaries


Jody Christopher "J.C."
Lanier
January 2, 2010

Y ody Christopher
"J.C." Lanier, age
85, passed away on
Saturday, January 2, 2010
at Lafayette Health Care
Center in Mayo. He was
born in Pahokee, Fl, to the
late Christopher Colum-
bus, and Lena Leath
Lanier. Coming from Live
Oak, Fl, he had lived in
Perry since 1999. He
worked in the Construction
business and enjoyed fish-
ing in his spare time.
Survived by his wife of
35 years, Charlotte Lanier,


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Lanier of Boynton Beach,
Fl, a brother; William
Lanier of Interlocken, Fl,
(2) grandchildren; Alissa
Lanier and Christen Lanier.
Memorial Services will
be held at the Blue Creek
Baptist Church on Satur-
day, January 9, 2010 with
Bro. Sammy Agner officiat-
ing.
You may sign the guest-
book at: www.joepburnsfu-
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Happy New Year it's wildfire season


Although the drought index in the
Suwannee Forestry Center's six-county
district is low, we can't drop our guard
when it comes to wildfire preparedness,
foresters say.
The cold temperatures we have experi-
enced over the past several days, and
which will remain for the foreseeable fu-
ture, will freeze-dry our grasses and oth-
er fine vegetation. Add to this the gusty
winds and low humidity a cold front
brings and we have the potential for in-
creased spotting and rapidly spreading
wildfires.
"People need to be aware how quickly
these fuels dry out," said Glenn Davis,
Operations Administrator of the Suwan-
nee Forestry Center. "The moisture
brought by several rainy days can be
gone within one day of high wind and
low humidity. Before you bum for any


reason, please call our office to learn
about restrictions and safety require-
ments you'll need to follow to get autho-
rization to burn."
Now that the grass has begun to turn
brown, increased wildfire conditions will
continue until the fine fuels get a chance
to green up again. Although wildfire can
occur at any time of year, the primary
wildfire season in North Central Florida
runs from January through May.
Current bum information and autho-
rizations can be obtained by calling the
Suwannee Forestry Center at 386-758-
5700.
The Suwannee Forestry Center, locat-
ed in Lake City, is responsible for fire
suppression and landowner assistance in
Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton,
Suwannee and Union counties in North
Central Florida.


Boyd suits up for 2010


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tem?" he asked.
Boyd said the rising
price of healthcare services
is simply too great for the
average person to bear.
"About 17 percent of
nearly every person's
salary is spent on health-
care. Just 15 years ago, that
number was 8 percent," he
said. "We've got to find a
way to cut out the waste
and eliminate Medicare
fraud."
He likened an ideal sys-
tem to the way in which
medical treatment was han-
dled in the past.
"It's no different than
how folks would pay for
in-home doctors' visits, but
that was in a time before
the big insurance compa-
nies were thrown into the
equation," he said.
"The problem is that
people are constantly ren-
dered services that they
cannot afford. Those un-
paid services are what con-
tinually places the health-
care system in the red.
We've got to find a solu-
tion to deal with the prob-
lem as it is now," Boyd
said.
Back in November, he
released a statement say-
ing: "My vote against H.R.
3962, the House's first at-
tempt at the healthcare
bill, is not a vote against
responsible reform.
Rather, it is a signal that


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our work in Congress is
not yet complete."
Tuesday, he said, "the
solution is to create a sys-
tem that renders services
that people can afford with
premiums they can pay,
and when folks are able to
pay, it eliminates the con-
stant cycle of unpaid care
for treatment."
The final version of the
health care bill is expected
to come before the House
and Senate conference
committee sometime be-
fore February.
Boyd wouldn't rule out
the possibility that the fi-
nal draft would meet with
his approval.
"I don't think it's out of
reach, but we've got to
work on the cost side,"
Boyd said.
The conversation quick-
ly shifted from health care
to energy as Boyd ad-
dressed his vote in favor of
cap and trade legislation
last June.
Under cap and trade, a
limit, or cap, would be
placed on emissions of
greenhouse gases such as
carbon dioxide. It's
thought that some compa-
nies will find ways to be-
come more efficient and
emit less of these gases.
Others will wish to exceed
the limits of their permits.
That's where the "trade"
part of cap and trade kicks
in: The more efficient
companies can sell their


permits to the less effi-
cient, thus allowing the
free market to aid in reduc-
ing emissions.
It's a controversial stand
for many, but Boyd stands
by his vote. He said true
environmental change re-
quires an economic incen-
tive.
"We have to influence
people through the tax
code to change their be-
havior," he said.
The bill passed in the
House, but the Senate has
not yet taken up the matter.
Boyd also addressed his
reelection bid, specifically
his decision to start run-
ning campaign ads last
fall.
"It's expected to be a
tough race," he said.
Though some early polls
have favored Al Lawson, a
state senator from Talla-
hassee particularly after
Boyd's vote against the
health care reform bill -
it's no secret that one key
to victory for Boyd is visi-
bility.
"I aim to stay out in the
district," he said.
Boyd also spoke about
the possible future config-
uration of that district.
Every 10 years, after the
census, state legislatures
redraw the boundaries of
congressional and state
legislative districts.
However, some think
the system has broken
down, producing bizarrely


shaped districts that put
folks with few common in-
terests in the same voting
bloc.
A group called Fair Dis-
tricts Florida says it wants
to change that, and Boyd's
all for it. Under a proposed
state constitutional amend-
ment, districts would have
to be "contiguous ... com-
pact, as equal in popula-
tion as feasible, and where
feasible must make use of
existing city, county and
geographical boundaries."
Boyd expressed a simi-
lar sentiment on the Blue
Dog Coalition Web site
back in July.
"Redrawing congres-
sional district maps for po-
litical gain divides com-
munities, polarizes voters
along partisan lines and si-
lences the constituency,"
he wrote. "Congressional
districts should represent
communities of interest
without regard to party af-
filiation so that the Ameri-
can people can be truly
and effectively represent-
ed."
At the end of the day,
Boyd remains optimistic
about Florida's future and
his own.
He leaned forward,
pulled his Congressional
voting card from his pock-
et, and pointed at the title
just above his name.
"This seat doesn't be-
long to a person, it belongs
to the folks," he smiled.


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Viewpoints/Opinions


BIBLE VERSE
"Be imitators of God, therefore,
as dearly loved children and live
a life of love, just as Christ
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OK already, We've had enough winter! Come-on
spring!!!
M E
The Catalyst Site will be another 'development suc-
cess' for the county like the one they developed on Gold
Kist! If development of that site is sooooo gooood, why
doesn't its current owner develop it????? The county
should not be using tax dollars to speculate on business
opportunities!
MUE
Not all Christians celebrate the religious aspect of
Christmas. While I recognize and glorify God over the
miracle of Christ's birth, I find NO WHERE in the bible
where we are told to pick a random day and celebrate Je-
sus' birthday. Christmas is a man made holiday. Some-
body in the catholic denomination selected Dec. 25th at
random in an effort to keep pagans from celebrating the
winter solstice. The modem version of the holiday for
most people is about being with family, trying to be
more charitable to those in need and trying to capture the
spirit of love and forgiveness we should ALL have ALL
YEAR LONG. Again, I AM a Christian and I DO NOT
celebrate Dec 25 as the birthday of Christ. I do, howev-
er, celebrate this secular/civil holiday in a manner con-
sistent with my beliefs as a Christian.
MEN
Thirty-nine (39) students from Gainesville High
earned the Cambridge Scholarship Award!
(www.cie.org.uk/ The world's largest provider of inter-
national qualifications for 14-19 year olds) How about a
few Suwannee County students earning it in the near fu-
ture!?
If'n ya don't like the standard of livin' here, move. If
ya don't agree with the church of the divine Profit, move.
If ya want to eat in a good eatery & have a cocktail,
move. If ya want cheaper gas,more consumer selection
or to have fun,move. If ya don't like trashy roads, stray
dogs or random gunshots,move. If ya don't agree with
our corrupt & ineffective political machine...., seems like
that's the answer to 'bout everything. The thing that
needs to move is voters off their butts!!!!
I am an american citizen, bom & bred, I speak damn
good english, pay my taxes, work, & support charity &
the community. As an American who has lived all over
this great country, I'm sick of this outsider thing. Live
Oak is not the center of the spiritual universe nor the site
of the second coming. Take off the rose colored glasses,
step out from behind the stained glass curtain & read po-
lice beat, we got the same issues as anywhere else. I do
the right thing and don't want or need some brainwashed
religious nut cases telling me how to live,where to live,
how to think or talk That is working out real well in Iran
these days, ain't it! Maybe Jim Jones or those other
"Holy Men" like Rasputin, Bringham Young or the
wackos in Waco agree with this line of thought, but not
me! We also need to hire folks from "away" to try &
bring meaningful change since the well established politi-
cians who buy their offices more than earn them can't
seem to get past this thinking either. As for Christian Vil-
lage residents, quit whining, at least you get a paper de-
livered, have sprinklers, garbage pick up & a good med-
ical facility unlike the rest of us poor unwashed sinners
here in God's Paradise. There's a storm brewin' in this
country & Suwannee Co. is fixin' to feel it too!
Yes, this is a rant about the people in Suwannee Coun-
ty. Maybe if they would stop speaking of people as being
outsiders, and just new neighbors, and quit thinking of
them as someone who doesn't even need to be here, and
treat them just as new neighbors, then maybe the people
wouldn't be treated like outsiders, and would be treated
more like a neighbor. I'm not sure I made a very good
point, but I think you get what I am talking about. Thank
you.
Stop, look and listen. These outsiders someone talked
about complaining. Most are either drunks, or drug users
or dealers. Read the sheriff's inmate report each morning
then you will see who these outsiders are. Seventy to
eighty percent come into town for the weekend or to
camp for a week. Why not, we have the means for a good
drug market. But our sheriff and his officers show some
of them that Suwannee County does not want them. If
only the court system would require these people that are
caught for DUI, or selling or dealing drugs, to post a
$50,000 or $75,000 cash bond, then maybe, just maybe,


these people would travel around Suwannee County. In
November the sheriff's office arrested in one long week-
end, three or four days, forty plus adults, for drugs, DUI
or theft. Ninety percent lived out of Suwannee County.
They come from as far away as Oregon. Stop, look and
listen. Our sheriff and his officers need our help. Report
things that don't look right. Thank the sheriff the next
time you see him for doing his job. Thanks.


pave
M
To the lady that has lived here all her life. I guess it's a
lady, and she thinks we all ought to learn our ways from
Live Oakans. I was Air Force family for 20 years, and we
lived in Maine, California, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia
twice, and I find people are the same every place you go,
some are nice, some are not nice. Some do illegal things
and some do not. My neighbors of 23 years don't know
me and I don't know them, they are not friendly. I have
a lot of dogs that people have brought out of Live Oak
and dumped out here. I still have four of them, I love
them, they are never chained, they are never left out in
the cold, so I don't think this lady quite knows what she
is talking about. She says they don't want the drunks
around here, well you have drunks around here, read
your arrest record, you have bad checks, domestic vio-
lence, grand theft. Live Oak is the same as every other
place in the world. Goodbye.
M
This area has some very unique traditions and heritage.
Many are rooted in the land historically. This builds
stong community ties and values. It also should be ap-
plauded and respected. We are lucky enough to live in
one of the few places on the planet where multitudes of
people are free to move to multitudes of places for any
number of reasons. Many come here to quietly kick back
and enjoy the second 1/2 of life. After living a 1/2 a cen-
tury or more elsewhere it is unreasonable to think that
you can just change your own heritage to conform to
someone else's. If people are enamoured enough with
our area to move here, accomadations must be reached &
we should welcome and gain from diversity. There is
nothing bad about hiring experienced and concerned
people for positions like the Co-ordinator either. It
sounds like a "house divided" around here, more &
more. No one benefits from that.
M
I read Councilman Stewart's letter He just wants to
restrict Law Enforcement. The paper reported exactly
what he said and now he wants to spin it. He agrees with
Florida Statues when they agree with him.
M
"We the people" are not being served or represented
by our gov't. worth a damn, at any level,local, state or
federal. 01' Charlie Crist has done such a fine job here,
why would anyone consider sending him to DC? The
Boyd's are more concerned with building a political dy-
nasty than serving the masses, Nelson sold us out to the
big bucks down south and locally all they care about is
keeping this place as stagnant and unchanging as possi-
ble. It is time to forget Republicans & Democrats & start
looking for honest, open minded, independent thinkers
not tied to the crumbling machine these people have built
& maintained for personal wealth & power. Please vote
the incumbents out of power every chance you get.
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JULY
Semi-pro, fully committed
Mike Reaves is 62", 280 pounds and can take out an
opponent with a single hit. He's quick, powerful and
the National Independent Football League's best all
around linesman. He's also anxious about turning 50.
At 48, Reaves, of Branford, outperformed every oth-
er linesman in the NIFL and won this year's Linesman
of the Year Award.
River reunion, 2009
Hundreds of folks turned out for the fun at Hatch and
Ivey parks Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Here
are some scenes.


The Common Ground band at Hatch Park played Saturday
morning.


Ladies in tashions trom yesteryear Drighten up Hatch
Park.


Folks watch the ducks drift down the river.


Home cooking was everywhere.


Jedidiah Arnold, 12, expresses his
tism with a chalk drawing.


"Hooping it up" at Hatch Park.


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Part 2: July-December


American Cement forced into layoffs
Suwannee American Cement Company has recently been
forced to scale back production and lay off workers. With
the amount of construction dropping in Florida due to the
economic downturn, it is not surprising that cement
companies all over Florida are cutting back.

Little River Springs park put on hold
Plans for a new state park at Little River Springs have
been put "on hold because of budget problems," according
to Lewis Scruggs of the state Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, which runs Florida's parks system.

AUGUST
LDS Church breaks ground in Branford
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS)
recently broke ground for a new church in Branford. The
building site is located on Highway 27, across the street
from Land Realty.
The new church will be 11,000 square feet in size and
will accommodate its members and visitors in the Bran-
ford and Mayo area, along with those in southwestern Co-
lumbia County. The church will be completed in 2010.

New fire, health department
in the works for Branford
Soon there will be a new fire station and health de-
partment in Branford, thanks to county efforts.
After being forced to abandon the old fire station
due to mold, the county has been working with Pub-
lic Safety Director Charlie Connor to make a deter-
mination as to a new location for a fire station, said
County Commissioner Wesley Wainwright.
A federal grant for a new health department has al-
ready been secured, said Wainwright.

Life on Music Row
Booie, as his fans call him, has a gruff, yet friendly
voice. Its "lived in" quality reflects his vast life expe-
riences even through a phone call from Nashville.
Born to a working-class family in Branford, Booie
has been singing and playing guitar since he was 11,
from Ellie Ray's to the Grand 01' Opry. Now, as part
of a Grammy-nominated group for the album Mur-
der on Music Row, he reflects on the journey.

Town Council to put greater emphasis on training
For the first time in 15 years in office, Branford Town
Council President Shirley Clark attended the annual
League of Cities conference along with more than 1,000
city officials from throughout Florida. It was decided that
she would be the only town council member to attend, due
mostly to the cost of travel.



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Hatch Bend
Apostolic Church
Pastor Steve Boyd
Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125
Sunday Worship..................1...10:00 a.m.
Wednesday................................. 7:30 p.m.
525198-F
Branford United
Methodist Church
Lerbie Alligood
935-1653
Sunday
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m.
Church Service...........................10:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study ...... ...... .............. 5:30 p.m.
525199-F
Burlington Santa Fe
Church of Christ
Evangelist Ken Campbell
935-1532
Bible School.......................1....10:00 a.m.
Worship Service.................11:........ 00 a.m.
Bible Hour.....................................5:00 p.m .
Worship Service.......................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Bible Study......................... 7:00 p.m.
525200-F
Living Springs
Family Worship Center
Pastor Charles Istre
Church 935-1713
www.livingspringsfwc.org
Sunday School..........................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service....................10:30 a.m.
Wed. Family Night & OPEN Youth
Ministries
Dinner....................................... 5:30 p.m.
Service........................................7:00 p.m.
525202-F
Branford Church
Of God
Pastor G. Dale Dansby
Church 935-6806
Sunday School........................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship................1...10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship.......................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Mid-week Service..............7:00 p.m.
525203-F
San Juan Catholic Mission
Reverand Sebastian George
For information call
935-2632
Sunday Mass.................................. 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Mass...........................6:00 p.m.
525209-F
Peace Baptist Church
S.B.C.
Pastor T.L. Holton Sr.
935-4681 7794 E. US Hwy 27
Services Each Sunday
Bible Study................................10:00 a.m .
Worship..... .......................11:00 a.m.
Worship ..... ............. ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible Study...............7:00 p.m.
525201 -F


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








Pinemount Baptist Church
US 129 South (Across from the S&S Store)
P.O. Box 129, McAlpin, FL
386-362-5634
Nursery provided for each worship service
Worship and Fellowship Opportunities
of the Week
Pastor: Matthew Barker
SUNDAY
Bible School............................. 9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Family Night Supper .................6:00 p.m.
AWANA Club.............................6:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting.......................7:00 p.m.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together-but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 565639-F

Ephesus Advent
Christian Church
Pastor Bill Talley
963-5600 ~ 208-9626
Sunday School Service..................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service. .......................11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting...............................7:00 p.m.
565641 -F

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


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LDS breaks ground. From left: Shirley Clark, Don Owens, Matt Forsyth, Bill Mathews, Joseph Heath, Brent Wainwright,
Matt Shannon and Bob Cabral.


Travis Ford and his mother, Carla, hold up a scrapbook from
actively involved. Photos: Stephenie Livingston


Bluegrass artist Booie Beach of Branford.
- Photo: Submitted


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Travis' school years. Carla has always made sure Travis was


The Town Council has recently begun putting a greater
emphasis on gaining new information that will help in
making important decisions for the town, according to
Clark.

SEPTEMBER
'Simply amazing'
Travis Ford's emotions, happiness and sadness and all
that fall between, are as unknown to most of the outside
world as the inspiration behind the whimsical characters
he creates during afternoons in Mrs. Fryer's art class.
Autistic, but prodigiously artistic, he has managed to es-
cape autism's isolating restraints with the help of a mot-
ley crew of simply drawn, but inspired cartoons.

County says no to town's fire proposal
During a workshop, the Suwannee County Commis-
sion declined Branford's proposal to extend fire coverage
by Branford Volunteer Firefighters. After being asked by
Suwannee County Commissioners to consider further as-
sistance to the county with fire control, the Branford had
proposed an interlocal agreement for the purpose of en-
tering into a mutually agreeable arrangement that would
provide the county with the needed additional coverage
in consideration of payment to the town.

OCTOBER
Make way for kayaks and canoes
If you were in Branford last year during March, you
couldn't help but notice the multitude of canoeists and
kayakers pitching hundreds of tents at Ivey Park and
making their way into town. The group paddled from The
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Food for Thought

TELL NO LIES
Researcher and author, David Lieberman,
wrote a book; "Never Be Lied To Again." His
research showed the average person in our
culture lies four times a day. He also stated, in a
marriage relationship 10 percent of their
conversations had lies in them. As Christians we
should be known for telling the truth.
1) To Life Is To Be Devil-like, Not Christ-like:
John 8:44 Jesus said, the devil is a liar and the
father of lies. In other words, the devil is the
source from which all lies come.
2) To Lie Is To Do What Christ Has
Forbidden: Col. 3:9-10 tells us not to lie to one
another, but to put on the new man and have the
image of the one who created us. Can one be a
faithful Christian and lie?
3) All Unrepentant Liars Will Be Cast Into
The Lake Of Fire: Rev. 21:8 We understand
murderers and sexually immoral people will burn
with fire and brimstone, but Jesus also included
those who lie. Some may try to justify lies by
calling them "half-truths" or just a "little story."
Jesus made it clear, those who lie, imitate the
devil!

Ken Campbell, Evangelist
Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ
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Part 2: July-December
over the course of eight days for the third year in a row.
This year, they are back to do it again.

Looking out for the little ones
Ten years ago Roger L. Burnside watched as ar
nurse at the Branford Health Department asked a little
boy with "big ol' brown eyes" if Santa Claus had been
good to him. The boy shook his head no.
"We looked at each other and our hearts melted,"
said Karen Longest, senior clerk at the health depart-
ment. "Roger made a vow that it would not happen
again."
Burnside, along with the Branford Health Depart-
ment, made sure that boy received a bag of goodies,
and thus began Toys for Kids Plus. Since then, the or-
ganization has gathered clothes, food, and toys each
year to ensure no child misses out on the joy of open-
ing a Christmas present.












The colorful arrangement of kayaks at Ivey Park during "Paddle Florida's" first run in March 2008.
Photos: Submitted



Homecoming Week at BHS

October 19-23 2009


Roger Burnside volunteers with many different local orga-
nizations and has become Branford's liaison for families
in need. In the past, he has also volunteered countless
hours at the animal shelter and has taken in 17 dogs of
his own. Photo: Stephenie Livingston

Former Commissioner Grinstead dead at 77
One of Branford's most respected public servants
passed away at Shands UF after a long illness. James
Duncan "J.D." Grinstead Sr., 77, served as a Suwannee
County Commissioner from 1992-1996. He was instru-
mental in coordinating the effort to establish the Bran-
ford public library.

Branford pioneer Hatch dies at 86
Leon D. Hatch, a pioneer of modem day Branford who Students dressed up for College Day during Dress-up Days at BHS. Photo: Angel Gill
dedicated his life to the welfare of the community in
which he spent his life, died after a long illness. He was
86.
His son, Lee Hatch, said his dad "loved children, espe-
cially his grandchildren, and being outdoors." He de-
scribed a humble man who was dedicated to serving Bran-
ford through civic organizations, community activities
and charitable contributions, and who worked diligently ..
for his family's well being and was deeply loved and re-
spected. j

Is Branford out of code when it comes to fire?
Much of Branford is out of compliance with the state
fire code, Suwannee County Fire Marshal Paul Haas told
the town council at a meeting.
"It is pretty serious," said Haas. "I walk into this room
today and I see about ten fire code violations."
DECEMBER pparin a Steven Faulk
Riding to remember E\izabeth Englee an s urto Steven eaulK Preparing a prop for the Big
Eleven-year-old rop ior the Big B\Ue Raid. Blue Raid.. Photo: Elizabeth Engleke
Raymond Mickel's
biggest worry is
whether he'll make
the JV football team mond has raised $4,255 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma bike each year more than forty miles on the Nature Coast
next year. He doesn't Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization Trail. His donors range from locals to medical doctors
remember being diag- dedicated to funding blood cancer research, by riding his and business people.
nosed with leukemia
nine years ago. The 'Keeping Christ in Christmas'
chemotherapy, hair
loss, and three-year
struggle for his life Best in Theme* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints --
seems like a vague Most Original The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -
dream. This is why he Most Creative Branford United Methodist Church
rides his bike. So all *Theme was "Keeping Christ in Christmas."
children diagnosed ... '
with leukemia can
grow up and remem-
ber the ordeal as it
Cancer survivor Raymond Mickel were only a bad p''.


rides his bike to help kids with dream. .Town.officials wereon hand as well.
leukemia. Courtesy photo Since 2006 Ray- Photo: Debbie Yates


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


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Grand Marshals Paul and Evelyn Pate.
- Photo: Debbie Yates


"Angels among us." Photo: Debbie Yates


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YEAR IN REVIEW


A look back at 2009


JANUARY
Pilgrim's: 26 growers to get ax
Pilgrim's Pride, which recently an-
nounced the loss of more than 500 jobs at
its Suwannee County chicken processing
plant, announced plans to terminate the
contracts of 26 of 158 poultry producers
who supply the plant.


Brad Wentworth of Live Oak claims his
$250,000 prize from the Florida Lottery.

Lottery winner claims $250K
A Live Oak man has won $250,000 in
the Florida Lottery's Taxes Paid scratch-
off game. Brad Wentworth, 28, claimed
his prize Jan. 12.

O'Brien VFD cleared
An investigation into questionable
spending patterns at Volunteer Fire Sta-
tion 42 in O'Brien cleared station manag-
er Tracy Dowdy and other Station 42 per-
sonnel of criminal wrongdoing, the De-
mocrat has learned. Third Circuit State
Attorney Robert L. Jarvis issued his find-
ings in a letter to sheriff's investigator
Chris Fry.

4th-grade teacher is tops in district


Suwannee's District Teacher of the Year
gets a group hug from her students after
her selection was announced.
Photo: Jeff Waters

Judy Jacobsen announced
as Teacher of the Year
Suwannee Intermediate School fourth
grade teacher Judy Jacobsen was named
District Teacher of the Year. Superinten-
dent Jerry Scarborough and school admin-
istrators surprised Jacobsen in her class-
room just before 9 a.m.

FEBRUARY
It's a no-go for ATV track
The county zoning board denied a local
couple's request to reopen an ATV race-
track following a marathon eight-hour
hearing at City Hall. The proceedings,
which began at 6:30 p.m., ended shortly
after 3 a.m. with a 3-1 vote to deny
William and Enola Golightly's request for
a special zoning exception to operate a
motocross track and overnight camping
facilities on part of a 160-acre tract they
own about 12 miles north of Live Oak in
the Fort Union area. Chairman Tommie
Jefferson's was the only vote in favor of
the facility.

Flanagan, Poole take
top honors at Chamber
Two community leaders were recog-
nized by the Suwannee County Chamber
of Commerce Feb. 5 at the annual cham-
ber banquet in Dowling Park.
Joe Flanagan, deputy executive director
of the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District, was named Citizen of the
Year. Businessman and Realtor Ronnie
Poole received the Trailblazer award.

Live Oak Jewelry robbed
Live Oak Jewelry at 106 W. Howard
Street was robbed at gunpoint by two men
and two male juveniles, according to Live
Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams. The
four, all from the Orlando area, were ap-
prehended about an hour and a half later
on 1-75 in Columbia County. No injuries
were reported during either the robbery or
the arrests

MARCH
Home invasions prompt
creation of task force


Two home invasion robberies bring the
number of such crimes since December to
12, according to Live Oak Police. In re-
sponse, Live Oak Police, the Suwannee
County Sheriffs Office and the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement are
forming a task force to combat the prob-
lem.

Plane crash kills one
A Rhode Island woman was killed and a
local man badly burned in the crash of a
single-engine airplane near the Suwannee
County Airport.
Linda Sturtevant, 58, was killed instant-
ly. The pilot, Jimmy Burkholder, 68, of
McAlpin, was critically burned and died
in April.


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A woman was killed and a man badly
burned in this plane crash. The aircraft lost
altitude and struck a tree line.
Photo: Jeff Waters

Mayor cleared by ethics panel
Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles has
been cleared by the state Ethics Commis-
sion of charges that he misused his posi-
tion.
The Florida Commission on Ethics re-
ported on its Web site that it had found no
probable cause to believe that Nobles
wrongly authorized city work on private
property or that he failed to report find-
ings from various state agencies to the
city council regarding improper use of
city resources.

APRIL
Chief Howard Wright, 1930-2009
Howard Wright was fire chief of Live
Oak for 27 years before his retirement in
1994. Wright passed away at age 78 after
a lengthy illness.
Known simply as "Chief," Wright start-
ed his career at the Live Oak Fire Depart-
ment in 1952 before becoming chief in
1967.

Elliott convicted
A Suwannee County jury took just over
two and a half hours o convict William
Robert Elliott of first-degree murder in
the November 2007 death of his mother,
Martha Elizabeth Elliott. He was also
found guilty of abuse of a dead human
body and tampering with evidence.


Flood damage mounts


Water came right up to the doorstep of this
Dowling Park home. Photo: Jeff Waters

Figures released by the Florida Division
of Emergency Management show Suwan-
nee County may have been hit even hard-
er than its neighbors by recent flooding.
Nineteen homes were destroyed here
and 55 more suffered major damage. Thir-
ty Suwannee County homes sustained mi-
nor damage. However, another 153 re-
main inaccessible and damage to those
dwellings cannot be assessed. Homes may
be inaccessible due to trees or other ob-
stacles, such as partially submerged
fences, officials said. In all, 257 Suwan-
nee County homes felt the effect of the
floodwaters.


FEMA and FWC officials set out on a pre-
liminary assessment of flood damage
Thursday morning. Photo: Jeff Waters


MAY
Elliott gets life without parole
William Robert Elliott was sentenced
to life in prison without the possibility of
parole for the November 2007 murder of
his mother, Martha Elizabeth Elliott.

It's Afghanistan for the 269th


JC -V-V ME- I
Spc. Benjamin Travis Grantham comforts
his mother, Teri Grantham, during a de-
ployment ceremony at the Armory in Live
Oak. Teri Grantham learned only hours
earlier that her son is being deployed to
Afghanistan, not Africa, as originally an-
nounced. Go to suwanneedemocrat.com
for video. Photo: Jeff Waters

Teri Grantham didn't learn until hours
beforehand that her son, Spc. Benjamin
Travis Grantham of the 269th Engineer
Detachment, was being sent to
Afghanistan. The plan had called for de-
ployment to Africa for a humanitarian
mission.
"I have mixed emotions right now,"
Teri Grantham said during a deployment
ceremony at the Armory in Live Oak,
fighting back tears. "It's going to be
tough."

McLean is pick for
county coordinator
Murphy McLean of Wellborn accepted
the job of Suwannee County Coordinator,
Commission Chairman Jesse Caruthers
said.
After interviewing and ranking seven
candidates, commissioners voted to set
the salary at $71,000 and have staff
members offer the job to applicants be-
ginning with the top scorer.

JUNE
Bullock pleads guilty
Live Oak insurance agent Donald Eu-
gene Bullock pleaded guilty in a Suwan-
nee County courtroom to grand theft,
felony fraud and insurance fraud. Under
terms of a plea agreement, he will serve
no jail time, but must pay more than
$300,000 in restitution, serve 15 years'
probation and perform 300 hours of com-
munity service. In addition, the court will
agree to withhold adjudication of guilt.
Bullock could have received up to 45
years in prison.

Suwannee gains ground
in grade chase
Suwannee County has risen to a "B"
school district with the release of the
state's annual rating report. In addition,
two schools within the district are up a
grade from last year.
District-wide, officials are excited by
the news, said Cheryl Mae Brinson, Di-
rector of Assessment for Suwannee
County Schools. She said this is a first
for Suwannee County, which has long
been a "C" district.

Murder charged in death of toddler
A Suwannee County grand jury has in-
dicted a Live Oak man on charges of
first-degree felony murder and aggravat-
ed child abuse in the 2008 death of a tod-
dler.
Ronald Edward Kramer, 26, of 15318
CR 250, was arrested and booked into the
Suwannee County Jail. The child's moth-
er, Rebecca Lee Rescigno, 25, was in-
dicted on charges of third-degree child
neglect. She pleaded guilty to the charges
Friday evening and could face up to five
years in prison. She was released on her
own recognizance until sentencing.

JULY
Controversial water bill
signed into law
Gov. Charlie Crist signed Senate Bill
2080 into law, giving water management
district executives complete control to
approve or deny community water use
permits.
Previously, district governing boards
voted on such permits.

Suwannee lands program
to combat domestic abuse
Suwannee is one of six Florida coun-
ties picked for a program to fight the ris-
ing number of abuse fatality cases in the


state. The Intimate Violence Enhanced
Services Team program is designed to
help identify at-risk cases and prevent
domestic abuse-related deaths here.

Bond backer jailed
An investigation by the Suwannee De-
mocrat has revealed that the man who
backed a $200,000 bond for a road
through an abandoned subdivision here
has been jailed on federal fraud charges.
Should the bond prove fraudulent, the
county may be forced to secure payment.
However, four of the five county com-
missioners were unaware the bond's
backer was in prison until contacted by
the Democrat.
Swine flu hits home
Three cases of novel H1N1 virus, also
known as swine flu, have been confirmed
in Suwannee County, the local health de-
partment said. These are the first cases
confirmed here. Three more cases have
been confirmed in neighboring Columbia
County at Columbia Correctional Institu-
tion, officials there said

AUGUST

Jumping on the (broad)bandwagon
Suwannee County has joined 14 other
rural North Florida counties and cities in
an effort to expand broadband Internet
service throughout the region, particular-
ly in remote areas.


Congressman Allen Boyd speaks briefly
with World War II veteran Robert Brown
of McAlpin during a town hall meeting at
Live Oak City Hall. The seating capacity of
city hall is 136, though about 250 crowd-
ed in. More than 200 had to be turned
away from the 90-minute meeting due to
lack of space.
Photo: Jeff Waters

No one got escorted out by police and
everyone given a chance to speak was
also given a chance to be heard if often
over a chorus of boos and catcalls. All in
all, the crowd at Live Oak City Hall for
Rep. Allen Boyd's town hall meeting was
relatively tame, at least compared to the
spectacles seen at other such gatherings
around the nation of late.

Jelks convicted of lesser offense
Lace Laronda Jelks was found guilty of
aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
in the November 2008 stabbing death of
Live Oak resident Elizabeth Jones.

Population drop is first in 37 years
Preliminary figures released by the
University of Florida show a 1.7 percent
decrease in Suwannee County's popula-
tion over the past year. This is the first
decrease in the county's population since
the university began gathering such data
in 1972.

Three juveniles jailed
Live Oak Police have charged three ju-
veniles and are seeking a fourth in con-
nection with several of the home inva-
sion robberies that have plagued the area
since December.

SATs: We're number 4
Suwannee County seniors ranked
fourth in the state on the SAT. Suwannee
students finished first in reading, second
in writing and 13th in math on the 2009
college admissions test.

SEPTEMBER
Mother charged in crash
The mother of Autum Marie Noren-
berg, the infant who survived being
trapped underwater for about 15 minutes
in a Christmas Day car crash, has been
charged in the accident, Suwannee Coun-
ty Jail records show.

Pilgrim's Pride acquired by JBS
Pilgrim's Pride reached an agreement
to sell 64 percent of the company's new
common stock, on emergence from bank-
ruptcy, to Brazilian beef producer JBS.
According to documents posted on the
company's Web site, Pilgrim's Pride and
JBS have agreed to a transaction worth
approximately $2.8 billion. The stock
purchase totaled $800 million for reorga-
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YEAR IN REVIEW


A look back at 2009


Councilman Ken Duce dead at 76
Live Oak City Councilman Ken Duce died after a long
fight with cancer. He was 76.

9-plus years in stabbing death
Lace Laronda Jelks was sentenced to nine years and two
months in prison by Judge Paul Bryan in the Nov. 15 stab-
bing death of Elizabeth Jones. Jelks, convicted in August
of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, could have
received up to 15 years in prison.

Poultry plant ramping up production
About 150 new jobs will be added to the local economy
when a Suwannee County poultry plant ramps up produc-
tion in the coming weeks, according to a company
spokesman.
Ray Atkinson, director of corporate communications for
Pilgrim's Pride, said second shift operations at the plant
will soon be back on line.


OCTOBER
School bus accident sends 24 to hospital
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Seven schoolchildren were hurt when this Suwannee Coun-
ty school bus struck a mailbox on the shoulder of CR136. -
Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

A school bus accident sent 24 children to the hospital,
most as a precautionary measure, according to an emer-
gency room nurse at Shands Live Oak.
The accident, involving bus #176 (Route 44), happened
on CR 136 near River Road.


911 around 8 p.m., said Suwannee County Fire Chief
Charlie Conner. The facility was used as a live-in work-
shop by Hank Whisnant, who built furniture there from
cypress wood.

Guilty verdict in fatal crash


Donald Robert Davis Jr., 30, right, was found guilty of ve-
hicular homicide by a Suwannee County jury in the 2008
death of 28-year-old Joshua Votano of Lake City. Davis is
seated beside defense attorney James Janousek. Photo:
Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

"Mom, I'm going to help you get a cell phone in Lake
City when I get off work. See you tonight, I love you."
Those were the last words Ruby Votano heard from her
son Joshua Franklin Votano, 28, around 6:15 a.m. on June
30, 2008. A short while later, around 6:30, Votano was
killed as he traveled to work on CR 137 in Suwannee
County.
Donald Robert Davis Jr., 30, of Branford was found
guilty of vehicular homicide in the crash that killed
Votano of Lake City. Davis was northbound on CR 137
when his 1997 Cadillac crossed the centerline and struck
the southbound 1993 Ford Escort of Votano.


Fire claims historic home

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Mercury rising


Dropout rate cut by half in Suwannee
Suwannee County has seen a marked improvement in
high school dropout rates this year compared to last, ac-
cording to an annual report by the Florida Department of
Education.
Graduation rates for 2008-09 were also included in the
report.
The local dropout rate fell from 6.8 percent in 2007-08
to 3.4 percent this year, a stark difference from Suwan-
nee's standing as the district with the highest dropout rate
in the state last year.

12-year sentence in deadly crash
Donald Robert Davis, of Branford, was sentenced to 12
years in prison for the crash that killed Joshua Franklin
Votano, of Lake City, on June 30, 2008.
Convicted of vehicular homicide, Davis, 31, must serve
3 years probation after prison, and his Florida driver's li-
cense has been permanently suspended, court documents
show.

Kwanza comes to Live Oak
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Marilyn Porter, Kwanzaa event coordinator, stands next to a
table of traditional holiday items that will be described in de-
tail at the celebration.
Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

A special treat is coming to Suwannee County in the
form of a Kwanzaa celebration at the Suwannee County
Historical Museum.
"It's a family unity affair," said event organizer Mari-
lyn Porter of McAlpin. "Kwanzaa is a must for every fam-
ily who has African heritage, genetics or African ances-
try."

Rumors spur controversy over prayer


The Suwannee River. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

Fishing in the Suwannee has always been a popular lo-
cal pastime, and with the slowdown in the economy, some
local folks have turned to catching their own bass, bream
and catfish rather than buying them in a store. They may
want to think again.
Recent findings by the U.S. Geological Survey raise
concerns about mercury contamination in fish caught
from the Suwannee and other area rivers.

168 jobs to be cut at PCS
PotashCorp of White Springs, or PCS, is reducing
staffing levels at its phosphate facility by 168 full-time po-
sitions, or nearly twenty percent of its current work force.

NOVEMBER
City moves forward with park project
The city of Live Oak has taken the next step in securing
the Crapps estate on Helvenston Street for the develop-
ment of a regional park. Live Oak was awarded an 80 per-
cent matching grant earlier this month by the Florida
Communities Trust. The city must secure funding for the
remainder.

Attempted murder conviction overturned
The 25-year prison sentence handed down to Henry L.
Lamb for the attempted first degree murder of his daugh-
ter, attempted second degree murder of another daughter,
and assault against his granddaughter has been overturned
by the district court of appeals, according to court docu-
ments.
Judge David W. Fina reversed Lamb's sentence in a
Live Oak courtroom.


Fire guts Wellborn furniture workshop


Photo: Kenneth Inrower
Fire destroyed this furniture workshop in downtown Well-
born. No injuries were reported.

A building once used as a slaughterhouse and icehouse
was destroyed by fire in downtown Wellborn.
The building located beside the vacant Jiffy Food Store,
was engulfed in flames when a neighbor placed the call to


This Duval Street home, next to John H. Hale Recreation
Center, was badly damaged by fire. Photo: Sid Baker

Fire consumed an historic Live Oak home. No one was
injured.
The cause of the fire at the two story home, located at
309 NE Duval Street, opposite John H. Hale Recreation
Center, is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall's
Office, according to Live Oak Fire Chief Chad Croft.

Cocaine ring busted
A two-year investigation stretching across state lines
into Georgia has led to eight arrests and yielded more
than 800 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value
of $32,000, Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron
said. The alleged head of the operation, a Suwannee
County man, remains at large, according to Cameron. All
eight suspects were arrested on Suwannee County
warrants.

DECEMBER
Two charged in Wellborn fire


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The burned-out wreckage of a live-in furniture workshop in
Wellborn.- Photo: Kenneth Thrower

An 18-year-old and a minor have admitted to setting the
blaze that ravaged a live-in furniture workshop Nov. 11 in
Wellborn, sheriff's records show. Deputies say the fire
was set to cover up an alleged burglary.

Hatch dies at 86
A pioneer of modem day Branford, Leon Dupree Hatch
Sr., passed away at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness.
Hatch was a farmer and businessman who dedicated his
life to serving the Branford community through civic or-
ganizations, community activities and charitable contribu-
tions.
Protsman passes at 88
Former radio station owner and community leader Nor-
man "Norm" Protsman passed away in Athens, Ga. He
was 88.


John and Rene Checkett, third and fourth from left, at
school board meeting. Rene Checkett told the crowd it was
never her aim to remove prayer from public school func-
tions. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

With rumors of removing prayer from public school
functions put to rest, Tuesday's school board meeting took
place with little drama.
Locals John and Rene Checkett addressed board mem-
bers and noted it was in no way their "aim or goal to re-
move prayer from our school system."


Big Christmas haul


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


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Helvenston announces mayoral bid


Continued From Page 1A

portunity for all ages. But
let's give the youth oppor-
tunities to stay, we need to
get the youth more in-
volved," he said.
Helvenston stressed the
need for fiscal responsibili-
ty. He also said the city
needs to work harder to
bring jobs to Live Oak.
"I would like to drive to


Jacksonville, Atlanta and
other places and ask busi-
nesses to come and take a
look at Live Oak, to see if
they are interested," said
Helvenston. "I don't have
to get the credit as long as
Live Oak gets the bene-
fits."
One of his specific goals
is to see a movie theater
open its doors in Live Oak.
"There's something spe-


cial about taking a date to a
movie with a big bag of
popcorn," said Helvenston.
"It's a shame a young man
wants to take a date to a
movie only to fill up his car,
drive to Lake City and back
and spend at least $40."
His approach as mayor
will be as a leader and
"cheerleader," he said.
"I personally as mayor
will work with every coun-
cil member, county com-


missioner, chamber official
and others," he said. "We
might disagree on some
things, but if my point of
view doesn't prevail, I'll
suck it up and move on."
He said if elected, he
would update the city's
Web site by posting city
council meeting agendas
there, along with updates
on happenings around
town.
Helvenston said he wants


to get the community in-
volved as well.
"Let's get out and walk
around the neighborhoods,
the businesses and let's get
out and talk," he said. "I
would like to see more in-
volvement from the com-
munity, get on some boards
and see how your govern-
ment works. See what actu-
ally happens, go ask ques-
tions. If you don't know
why some truck was bought


go ask."
Helvenston, 50, said as
mayor he would also be in-
volved in the school sys-
tem. He said he would visit
the schools, get to know
students and even read to
some of the younger ones.
"I want folks to know it's
all a big partnership, the
government and the peo-
ple," said Helvenston.
"Let's make Live Oak a
better place to live."


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"Chinquapin Farm, LLC offered the District a pur-
chase price that was less than the appraised value,"
said District Deputy Executive Director Charlie
Houder. "We consider this to be a substantial dona-
tion to the District and a commitment to resource
protection."
By keeping the property in its current natural state,
the easement will protect ground water that ultimate-
ly recharges the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers.
The District purchased the conservation easement
for $635,000, which was paid for with proceeds from
the sale of other properties.
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Caruthers said he was con-
cerned about having only
one bid for the project. He
said he felt something
could have been done to
better communicate the
needs of the county.
"In these times I am to-
tally surprised we only got
one bid," Caruthers said at
the meeting.
Procedural issues also
arose. District 3 Commis-
sioner Ivie Fowler ques-
tioned the wording of the
motion on which the board
voted.
"We didn't accept that
bid," he said Wednesday.
The motion, made by
Commissioner Douglas
Udell and seconded by Bil-
ly Maxwell, called for ten-
tative approval of the con-
tract with Certified Air
Contractors Inc., subject to
approval by a funding


agency. Funding for the
project is expected to come
from a grant the county
hopes to receive.
"How I voted was tenta-
tive to a grant," Fowler
said Wednesday. "When it
passed I said, 'Wait a
minute when are we going
to vote on the agenda
item?' We voted on a con-
tract when we don't have a
contract yet. Show me
what's in the contract be-
fore I vote on one."
Fowler said the board
should have voted on filing
for a grant first, then voted
on awarding a bid.
Fowler also referred to
the wording of the agenda
item and the advertise-
ment for the bid that ap-
peared in the Suwannee
Democrat.
Both items referenced
"in-ground four pipe A/C
system located at the
Suwannee County Jail."


Fowler said the wording
could have been mislead-
ing, because the county
was looking to modify the
loop system, not just re-
place it. Commissioners
want an above-ground
system instead.
"I didn't feel comfort-
able with the ad or for one
bid," said Fowler.
County Coordinator
Murphy McLean said the
advertisement in the paper
simply refers to the pro-
ject. He said the project
specifics are "clearly
spelled out" at the county
office.
"We do a basic ad, then
the contractor comes to
the county office for more
information," McLean
said by phone Thursday
morning. "In no way was
that ad meant to describe
everything."
The commissioner from
District 4 said he was con-


cerned about lack of engi-
neering surveys for the
project that would place
the loop system on the
roof of the jail.
"Did we have an engi-
neer called in to look to
tell us if the roof system
will work?" Maxwell
asked.
Sharpless said the con-
tractor assured him the
system would work on the
roof. However, he said the
problem needed to be
fixed soon because about
2,500 gallons of water is
being lost daily.
Public Works Director
Jerry Sikes said he too is
worried about the engi-
neering.
"I worry about the price
if the engineering hasn't
been done," he said at the
meeting. "Personally, if it
were my department, I
would be scared to dang
death of it."


Teachers aren't sold on Race to the Top


Continued From Page 1A

speak. It would be our rec-
ommendation that we at
least stay in the game," said
Superintendent Jerry Scar-
borough, who signed a let-
ter of intent and sent the
document to the Florida De-
partment of Education prior
to the initial intention dead-
line of Dec. 18.
On Dec. 15, school board
members approved Scarbor-
ough's submission of the
letter of intent, but have not
yet voted to sign off on the
measure themselves.
"It is the recommendation
of the superintendent that
the board proceeds and
signs its intent at a special
meeting scheduled Jan. 12,"
Scarborough said.


The goal of the state is to
have all parties' signatures
on the letter of intent in or-
der to increase the state's
chances of receiving more
incentives and funds for
each school district in the
amount of $250,000 per
year for four years, based on
a Title I formula, said
Cheryl Mae Brinson, direc-
tor of curriculum and in-
struction.
Daniels said, "Yes, for the
district, the money sounds
great, but we're being ad-
vised by our legal and state
representatives not to sign at
this time."
She expounded, "There
are too many unknowns. It's
extremely competitive and
divisive among all employ-
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could be stripped away from
us."
Daniels presented the
question, "The grant is only
for four years, and calls for
the implementation of many
programs, how are we going
to finance it afterward?"
It's a question that re-
mained unanswered.
Another major uncertain-
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program, Daniels said at the
meeting.
Each district is left to its
own to implement objec-
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which include strengthening
student foundational skills,
student college-readiness,
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related staff," Daniels said.
It's a risk that the union is
just not willing to take at this
time.
George Bowen, chief ne-
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Beating

dead horses

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,1 The NFL regular season
.-- -.... has ended. The playoffs
are set and the Indianapolis
Colts season will go down
in infamy. Had the Colts
played their starters last
____ week and beat the Jets,
ed they would have been
playing for an undefeated
season last week. The op-
ponent was the hapless
Bills but with a blizzard
raging in Buffalo the play-
ing field would have been
a bit more equal and could
*. have possibly been a game
for the ages.
An easy solution to
teams who decide to not
win games is to simply re-
fund the money for that
game to the people who
bought tickets. If the Colts
play Houston or Pittsburgh
next year these teams will
he SHS softball team need no incentive as the
ided the 2009 season Colts cost them a shot at
7-6 under head coach the playoffs. The Jets are
immy Chambers. Pho- sending thank you cards to
Paul Buchanan Suwan-
eSports.com SEE BEATING, PAGE 2B


Recreation Soccer Night
Recreation Soccer Night will be tonight at Paul
Langford Stadium in Live Oak during the intermis-
sion between the varsity girls and Varsity boys soccer
games. The players and coaches will be invited out
onto the field and will be recognized via the public
address system. About 400 kids will be recognized as
well as all of those participating. For
more information contact Suwan-
nee Parks & Recreation at 386-
362-3004. \


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The SHS varsity cheerleaders. Photo: Colonial Photography


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Thunder Alley
Bowler of the Week
By Debbie Rice
Because of New Year's Eve, the King's and
Queen's league didn't bowl this week. So there is no
Bowler of the Week. But, if there was a bowler of the
week I think that it would be me. I led the Monday
Morning Blues with a 560 series. Ray Goodman
came in with 514 and Larry Robinson had a 510. On
the Sassy Seniors Larry Schattle, 551, Ray Goodman,
542, Louis Medaris 489 and Rick Olsen 487. Louis
and Rick both bowled well above their averages. 9
Pin No Tap was led by Donell Richie, 668 followed
by Roger Rathbun with 643 and Aline Neveils with
638. Doug Mabey led the Men's league with 548,
Rick McManaway 543 and Larry Robinson 526.
All of us at Thunder Alley would like to wish you
a very Happy New-year. Make one of your New
Year's Resolutions to bowl more!


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Beating dead horses
Continued From Page 1B
Indianapolis.
The Jets eased into the
playoffs as the Bengals
went home early with their
playoff position secured.
One of the more interest-
ing scenarios is the Jets
and Bengals will play each
other next week, just like
the Packers and Cardinals
and Eagles and Cowboys.
Unprecedented, three
teams playing each other
in back to back weeks.
Next week is for keeps and
I know the results will not
be the same.
The NFL coaching
carousel has begun. Jim
Zorn is available if the
Gators are looking for a
new coach. Once upon a
time health was more im-
portant than money. We
will find out. You get-rid-
of-Bobby people all feel a
bit guilty watching him at
his last press conference.
How many coaches till
you find the right one?
Both Floridas may be ask-
ing that question.
West Virginia wishes
they had been struck by
lightning rather then FSU.
Florida proved Cincinnati
was hardly a beep on the
radar.
I wish they had beat Al-
abama like that. But if
wishes came true then beg-
gars would ride. Hopefully
they wouldn't be riding the
Colts, that horse is long
dead.


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A few Branford High School girls in volleyball action.


Go Bucs!
- Photos: Submitted


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pound state wrestling title in February 2009.


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CHURCH CALENDAR


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


Clothes closet
Wellborn United Methodist Church clothes closet is open


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 12 p.m. Also, the food pantry is open by appoint-
ment. Telephone 386-963-4322 or 386-963-3071.

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

Ongoing church meetings

AWANA clubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church


of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.org-
click on children's ministry.
Bethel Creek Baptist Church hosts a singing group at
6 p.m., first Sunday. Church is located at 8945 CR 53,
Day. Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated after
the singing and all are welcome.
Bible college classes offered Third Saturday, from 2-5
p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn
more about the Word? Can't attend classes full time?
Maybe this is your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson, 386-364-
1607 or 386-344-4192.
First Baptist Church of Live Oak Free food and
clothing ministry Food ministry, second and fourth Fri-
days from 7-10 a.m.; clothes ministry, first and third
Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 386-362-1583.
Greater Visions Support Group


N BA ST (SOUTHERN)o

IISTIAN BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)


FIRST ADVENT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
] 699 Pinewood Drive
(386) 362-1802
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor

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

ANGLICAN

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

APOSTOLIC

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








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"The Store Around The Corner From Where You Live"
499827-F


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Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Same Day Service *


705 West Howard Street
Live Oak, Florida 32064


(386) 364-5211
499831 -F


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net

SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Moming Bible Study...................... 9:45 am
W orship Service........................ .......... 11:00 am
(Children's Church during Moming Worship)
Discipleship Training................................ 6:00 pm
(Women's I .1.1. .I.I ,1 .. ;Bible Study,
Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening W orship............................... ...... 7:00 pm

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

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


SUNDAY
Bible School..................................
Morning Worship ....................
Evening Worship...........................

WEDNESDAY
FamilyX \ .Ii r.....................
AWANA Club................................
' .. M meeting ..............................


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


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


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


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

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


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)


WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
i ,.. ..... G od T. 1...... "
Van Freeman, Pastor
386-397-1350

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

WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting........... ..........7:00 p.m.
555677-F
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbern Road)
362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults

SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Childrens Church
10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training.................... 5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs............................ 6:20 p.m.
Youth Choir...................................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship Service............... 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill....... 6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters.................................. 9:00 a.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal...... ...........7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group.......................9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal.... 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service..........................6:30 p.m.
Youth Group.....................................6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m.
1 st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study..............11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon .............12:00 noon
501073-F

MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Ent. Pastor Bill Wood
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603


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

WEDNESDAY


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


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

SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................9:45 am
W orship.......................................... 11:00 am
Church Training..............................6:00 pm
Evening Worship..........................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00 pm
501128-F


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ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor Ed Tharpe
(129 S. to 11th St. go to ......i- .... .i: i .l..
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Worship...........................11:00 am
Evening Worship.........................5:00 pm
Choir Practice... ........................... 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service.................................. 6:00 pm
Team Kid Club...................................6:00 pm
Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
565556-F

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101 Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship..........................11:00 am
Evening Worship.............................. 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Service................................. 7:00 pm
501117-F
MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store)
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY


Sunday School.....
Morning Worship
Evening Worship


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


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


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


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


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

CATHOLIC

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

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


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Addictions Support Group Greater Visions, a faith-based
addictions support group Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fri-
days at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Central
Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the
Suwannee County Mall. Group provides spiritual and
emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386-
208-1345.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday, 6:30
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee; free
Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring a
covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will offer-
ing and donations taken to benefit the roof building fund
and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and pickers, if you
want to perform or for more information, contact Allen and
Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after 6 p.m.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)


A faith-based support group for mothers with infants to
school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other
moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities;
9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, September-
May) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-1583.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth
Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey
Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On Sat-
urday, Jan. 9 ONLY, this event will be held at Sweet Hope
Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 SW 7th St., Live Oak. For
more information call 386-362-3710 or 386-219-0066.
Christian Mission in Action Ministries Free clothing


give-away on the third Saturday of every month 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God
in Christ Youth Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak;
Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560 or 386-266-6816.
Live Oak Church of God "Prayer at the City Gates"
Live Oak Church of God holds "Prayer at the City Gates,"
every Friday, 7-8:15 a.m., 9828 US 129 South and the
roundabout. Info: 386-362-2483.
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting; 5:30 p.m.; first
Saturday; SRRC Arena in Branford; and 5:30 p.m., second
Saturday; Suwannee County Coliseum Arena, Live Oak.
"Coming to terms with your divorce"
First Baptist Church of Live Oak, Howard Street; nine-
week course, "Coming to Terms with Your Divorce." Info:
386-362-1583. Calendar continued on Page 6B.


INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL


PENTECOSTAL UNITED METHODIST



PENTECOSTAL UNITED METHODIST A


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

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

NAZARENE
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo
Road North of High School
Rev. Louis J. Medaris
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship....................11:00 am
Evening Worship............................. 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Evening Prayer Meeting..................7:00 pm
"A Church on the Move" 50000S-F


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

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


PENTECOSTAL


DOWLING PARK CHURCH OF GOD
23500 CR 250, Dowling Park 658-3151
www.dowlingparkcog.com
Rev. Shane Pooler
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................... ........ 9:45 am
M morning W orship.................... .......... 11:00 am
Children's Church.....................................11:00 am
Evening W orship............................... ........ 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Fam ily T 1111. ....1..i.
Classes for every age
Nursery Provided on Sunday 501121-F


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


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


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


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

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


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


.7:00 p.m.
501118-F


UNITED METHODIST

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


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

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

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


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


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

..7:00 p.m.


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

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


Practicing the corporal and spiritual V
works of mercy should be an essential
part of our daily practice of Christianity;
we cannot be good Christians if we do
not act as Christians ought.The corporal
works of mercy are well-known: to feed
the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the
homeless, visit the sick, ransom the
captive, and bury the dead.Their practice
insures that the temporary, physical
needs of our fellow humans are met.The
spiritual works of mercy, because they
focus on our spiritual needs, are
arguably more important, since they
concern the well-being of our immortal
souls. There are seven spiritual works of mercy: to warn the sinner;
instruct the ignorant; counsel the doubtful; comfort the sorrowful; bear
wrongs patiently; forgive all injuries; and pray for the living and the dead.
Some of these works may require considerable tact and discretion in how,
or even whether, they are carried out. One may not always have the means
or the station in society to admonish sinners or instruct the ignorant, and
our attempts to comfort the sorrowful may not be wanted. But, others
are what are sometimes called "perfect" duties and must always be
carried out. We must always bear wrongs patiently, and we are instructed
to forgive all injuries. We should reflect on the spiritual works of mercy
and how we can more fully implement them in our life.


But if any one has the world's goods and sees his brother in
need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love
abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech
but in deed and in truth.


R.S.V. 1 John 3:17-18






PAGE 6B U SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010


HEART MATTERS


Lighten your load


By Angle Land


Wouldn't you love to
lighten your load for
2010? Especially if it in-
volved no dieting? Before
you get too excited, I'm
not referring to losing
those extra pounds that ap-
peared over the holidays.
But something that weighs
us down all the same. In
Ephesians 4:32, the Bible
encourages us to "Be kind
and compassionate to one
another, forgiving each
other, just as in Christ God
forgave you."
So is there someone you
are holding a grudge or
feeling of resentment
against?
Does a knot forms in
your stomach when you
see or even think about
that person? If so, you are
carrying the excess bag-
gage of unforgiveness.
According to Webster's
Dictionary, the word for-
giveness has several defin-
itions: 1) to give up resent-
ment, and 2) to grant relief
from payment of a debt. In
both, the word "forgive" is
a verb that indicates taking
action, implying that for-
giveness is an intentional
choice. What makes this
choice difficult is that
when someone hurts us,
the very last thing we want
to do is give up our resent-
ment and grant the offend-
er relief, we would much


rather they pay! While we
often cannot help or imme-
diately change the way we
feel, we are responsible for
the choices we make and
the actions we take.
Therefore, it is encourag-
ing to remember that for-
giveness is usually some-
thing we "will" before we
"feel."
God calls us to forgive
others because He has for-
given us through Christ's
death on the cross. We of-
ten refuse to forgive be-
cause we think our offend-
er will get away with the
harm they have caused,
but we need to understand
that unforgiveness keeps
us chained to not only that
person, but also to the of-
fense, for as long as we
hold on to it. Ironically,
the offending party may
often be totally unaware
that we are carrying that
burden around! In that
case, we aren't making
them pay at all, but are we
ever suffering! I once
heard someone say that re-
fusing to forgive is like
drinking poison and ex-
pecting the other person to
die. Not a great idea!
It is important to recog-
nize that while His for-
giveness is available to
everyone, God only recon-
ciles Himself to those who
acknowledge their sin, ask
for forgiveness and are
willing to change their
ways. This marks the
huge difference between
forgiveness and reconcilia-
tion and serves as a pattern
for us: we are also to offer
forgiveness to everyone.
However, reconciliation
requires much more than
an p 1,>h ,. ,, it requires the
offender acknowledging
the wrong and taking steps
to make things right. Many
times we make the mistake
of reconciling without for-
giveness; we try to pretend


nothing happened, and
jump back in without
working out a resolution,
exposing ourselves to fur-
ther pain. Our tendency to
do this is often because we
don't want to risk the loss
of ending the relationship.
Then, when things go
wrong again, we can just
blame the other person all
over again! We become the
victim and everything
wrong in our life becomes
their fault. It is possible to
live our entire lives stuck
in relationships like this,
never taking responsibility
for our own unforgiveness
and blaming the other per-
son for everything.
Let me assure you that it
is not hypocrisy to make
the choice to forgive
someone without "feeling"
like you have forgiven
them... make the choice,
and sooner or later your
feelings will line up
(don't give up, the longer
we have withheld forgive-
ness, the longer it may
take for our feelings to
change). Let's make the
intentional choice to cut
ourselves free from the
useless burden of unfor-
giveness, and really light-
en our load for the New
Year. Because our hearts
matter!
BI. .. ., Angie

Heart Matters is a
weekly column written
by Angie Land, Director
of the Family Life Min-
istries of the Lafayette
Baptist Association,
where she teaches bible
studies, leads marriage
and family conferences
and offers biblical coun-
seling to individuals,
couples and families.
Contact Angie with
questions or comments
at angieland3@wind-
stream.net


U L


JCPenney KOHmS dis, i,
e I g tlal r,.g'. "


David H. Matier
Doctor of Pastoral
C -,,, .. /;i I .
dmatier@windstream.net

All the presents have
been opened, the trash has
been picked up, the deco-
rations have been taken
down. The New Year's
parties are over and the
family and friends have
gone home (or you have
made it safely back to your
home). What now? Anoth-
er year is beginning. An-
other opportunity to make
something of your life; to
work on that dream; to get
it all together.
On the back of a coun-
selor's office door once
hung a picture frame with
a quote that said, "The
saddest words in the Eng-
lish language: 'I wish I
had done it differently.'
He would tell his clients
to use that as a spring-
board to think about how
they would act next time
the situation presented it-
self rather than an occa-
sion to sit and sulk about
the matter. And you have
had some failure in the
past year. Maybe you
have failed God and said
to yourself, "Why go on.
He just couldn't love me
anymore!" So you haven't
been back to church.
Your wife has to get up
and take the children by
herself while your son
asks her, "Why do I have
to go, Daddy doesn't go?"
So you've just quit serv-
ing Him. You've quit
leading your family in de-


votions because you don't
feel like you've been the
man of the house, the ex-
ample to your children
that you should have been
or once were. Guess
what? God, in His love
for you, has made provi-
sion for your imperfec-
tions: "If we confess our
sins, he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins, and
to cleanse us from all un-
righteousness," (I John
1:9). The Bible tells you
in black and white He
will forgive any sin you
committed against Him
when you confess it, not
only the sins you know
you've committed but
even the ones you weren't
aware of and to cleanse
you from all unrighteous-
ness. That is God's grace
and mercy at work. He
forgives you of that you
confess and goes a step
farther. ISN'T THAT
JUST LIKE GOD?
Now who was the
Apostle John writing to in
I John? He was writing to
Christians and this is
made clear in I John 5:13,
"These things have I writ-
ten unto you that believe
on the name of the Son of
God; that ye may know
that ye have eternal life,
and that ye may believe
on the name of the Son of
God." If you are a Christ-
ian today it is because
you have believed on the
Lord Jesus Christ. And if
you have you can say,
based on the Word of
God, "I know I have eter-
nal life." But it is not
because you are good; not
because you have earned
eternal life in some way
but it is because Jesus
Christ purchased your sal-
vation with His blood on
the cross.
Notice verses eight and
10 of chapter 1. Verse
eight reads, "If we say
that we have no sin we
deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us," (I


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John 1:8). Here it is talk-
ing about man's old sin
nature that you were born
with, that something with-
in you that you have to
fight all the time in order
to keep from doing the
things that you know
would be displeasing to
God and could eventually
lead to your ruin. This
you inherited from Adam.
This is why you don't
have to teach a baby to
say, No. It just comes nat-
urally.
And then in verse 10
you'll notice that you not
only have a propensity to
sin but you've actually
sinned. "If we say that we
have not sinned, we make
him a liar, and his word is
not in us," (I John 1:10).
Every Christian sins and
to say otherwise is to
make God a liar and show
ignorance of His Word.
This just simply magni-
fies the importance of be-
ing in touch with God
through His Word and
church attendance. Every
Christian man needs to set
some personal goals as far
as reading the Bible and
prayer. Be a hero your son
can look up to and by be-
ing faithful to God hope-
fully next year at this time
there will be less inci-
dents in your life for
which you'll have to say,
"I wish I had done it dif-
ferently."


Join us in

worship
Rosemary Baptist
Church invites you to
join with us in worship
on Sunday mornings at
11 a.m. as we Ikcc',,-
nize Destructive Pat-
terns' in the book of
Judges and on Wednes-
day nights at 6 p.m. for
an in depth Bible study
in the book of Eph-
esians.




CHURCH



CALENDAR
Continued From Page 5B

Broken Lance Native
American Church
On the Jesus Path. The
church "for all people," is
located at the comer of
Hwy 129 South and 102nd
Terrace in Live Oak, about
one and three quarter miles
South past Publix. The
physical address is 11716-
A. Sunday services: 11
a.m., morning worship ser-
vice (mainstream doctrinal-
ly, bring your musical in-
strument and sit in). Tues-
days, 7 p.m., craft night.
Info: 386-364-5998 or 386-
364-6547.
Services at noon on
Wednesday at Ebenezer
AME Church
Ebenezer AME Church,
comer Houston Avenue and
Parshley Street; worship
services at noon each
Wednesday for one hour;
lunch served by church
staff; The Rev. Charles E.
Graham, pastor.
Wanted Wanted Want-
ed!
Pregnancy Crisis Center,
112 Piedmont Street, Live
Oak needs volunteers. Info:
386-330-2229.
Wellborn Church of God
Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. Morning worship


at 10:30 a.m. Thursday
night Bible class at 7 p.m.
Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.
Home Front Ministry for
women. Church located at
P.O. Box 418, Wellborn.
Call 386-752-8479 to speak
with Pastor W.C. Cobb for
more information.


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BRICK HOME & 20x40 BUILDING used for motorhome 2,001 sqft. Split floor plan, 4th bedroom is an office. The
& workshop. Beautiful 3/2 w/bright, open floor plan, master bdrm has french doors leading to the screened back
spacious kitchen w/breakfast nook, living room w/wood patio. This 4.01 acres is wooded in the front and cleared
burning FP, dining room, large master suite, 1.78ac near around the home with fencing on 3 sides. $224,900. Call
Dowling Park. Call Kellie. $235,000. MLS#73222 Anita MLS#70594 14804 83rd Drive, Live Oak


Kellie Shirah Anita Kent Handy
www.kellieshomes.com Realtor, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI '
Poole Realty, Inc. 386-208-5877
n- 8 8 ww&anitahandy.corn
386-208-384h7 anita@anitahandy.com


FirstDay.
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 email it to:
srlh @srloghomes.com


127 Howard Street E., Live Oak, FL

* Phone: 386-362-4539
Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478

Se Habla Espanol


www.poolerealty.com


FirstDay.
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

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 -754-2220. Closes
1/22/2010

FirstDay.
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
for busy medical practice. Must
be able to multi task and remain
pleasant and helpful under
pressure. Good benefits, great
staff. Starts at $8.50/hr. Fax
resume to 386-935-1667 or mail
to Three Rivers Medical, 208 NW
Suwannee Ave., Branford FL
32008


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LAKE CITY
CBMINNITY [0LL1Ei
MATH SPECIALIST
POSITION # C99900
(Grant Funded)
Requires Bachelor's degree in
Math, Math Education and/or
secondary teaching
certification
in Math.
WRITING SPECIALIST
POSITION #99899
(Grant Funded)
Requires Bachelor's degree in
English, English Education
and/or secondary teaching
certification in English.
Work closely with instructors
from across the curriculum
and other departments within
the Student Services area.
Facilitate the recruitment,
training, and supervision of
student tutors. Support
student learning in both one-
on-one and group settings, as
well as in both
virtual and traditional
learning environments. Use
appropriate techniques and
strategies to promote and
enhance critical, creative, and
evaluative thinking capabilities
of students. Create and
maintain positive learning
environments in which
students are actively engaged
in learning, social interaction,
cooperative learning and self-
motivation. Use appropriate
technology in the teaching and
learning process. Desired
Qualifications: Master's
degree in subject area; two
years of classroom teaching
experience;
two years of experience in
Learning Labs with experience
training tutors; experience and
knowledge of working with
students with disabilities.
SALARY: $30,410 annually
plus benefits Application
deadline: 1/18/10
Persons interested should
provide a College application,
vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted
with official translation and
evaluation. Applications and
full position details are
available on our website
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place Lake
City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:
humanr@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education &
Employment

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
LOST 6X12 BLACK UTILITY
TRAILER. White Wheels, single
gate on back. Deck is stained
rustic red. REWARD 386-208-
5244


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LOST DOG Very small white
female. Old, part poodle, weighs
15 Ibs. Needs medications. Lost
around 122nd St. S.E. of Live
Oak. If anyone has seen her
please call 386-362-8476.
LOST KEYS: Large group of
Keys with hook, little dog on the
end of hook. 386-688-1896

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Miscellaneous
COMPUTER WINDOWS XP
Complete System. Must Sell
$95.00 386-364-1247
FOUR MAN, TWO ROOM TENT
used one time $45.00.
12 GA BROWNING SHOT GUN
1965. $800.00
386-9354606
MATTHEWS BOW MQ32 w/
Case and Target. $225.
CRAFTMAN SCROLL SAW
Seldom used. $40.00 386-935-
4606

RADIAL ARM SAW 10 INCH &
6 1/2 JOINTER. $300 For Both.
Call 386-755-4276 leave phone
number & message.


Vocational

FirstDay.
Want to be a CNA?
Don't want to wait?
Express Training
is now offering our quality
Exam Prep Classes in Lake
City. Class sizes limited.
Next class 01/18/2010.
Call 386-755-4401
expresstrainingservices.co
m

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

FirstDay.
BOXER PUPS, AKC. 8 wks.
old. Fawn/white, health cert.,
shots. $550. 386-658-3600.

FirstDay.
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES, 3
females, 1 male. Health
certificates. Good homes only.
$400. Call 386-362-5795 or 386-
688-0962.

Pets for Free
FREE PUPPIES PART
CATAHOULA & BLACK LAB.
Female.
386-658-1908
Furniture
FirstDay.
FOR SALE: Youth Bed $100.00,
Child's Recliner $50.00, Two
Child's Rocking Chairs $25.00
each. Call 386-938-2909
Garage/Yard Sales
THREE FAMILY YARD SALE:
Sat 1/9 7:30 til ? Inside !!!!!!!
511 Gold Kist Blvd, Live Oak,
Behind Nat'l Guard Armory.


Boats/Supplies

FirstDay.
ANGLER 18' BASS BOAT Fully
reconditioned boat, motor and
trailer. $4000 OBO.
CHAPARRAL 19' WALK-THRU
WINDSHIELD BOAT,
Galvanized trailer, reconditioned
motor 1 yr ago. $2500 386-
362-5778

Apartments for Rent


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

Houses for Rent

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


BUSINESSES SERVICES


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

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


LAKE WOOD
APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom duplex.
Call 362-3110.
570121-F


Adoption

Are you pregnant?
Considering adoption. A
childless, young, loving,
single woman seeks to adopt
& needs your help! Financial
security. Expenses paid. Call
Yael (ask for adam).
(800)790-5260

Announcements

Advertising that Works. Put
your ad in Over 100 Papers
throughout Florida for one
LOW RATE! Call (866)742-
1373 or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com

Business Opportunities

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

For Sale

Get Dish -FREE Installation-
$19.99/mo HBO &
Showtime FREE-Over 50
HD Channels FREE Lowest
Prices-No Equipment to Buy!
Call Now for full Details-
(877)416-0191

Help Wanted

Florida MENTOR seeks
dedicated individuals
interested in providing care
in their home for foster
children ages 12-18. Contact
Florida MENTOR at
(800)910-7754 or
www.thementornetwork.com

Heating/Air Tech Training. 3
week accelerated program.
Hands on environment. State
of Art Lab. Nationwide


Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcomel
1, 2 & 3 BRHC &Non HC
Accessible Apartments


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


certifications and Local Job
Placement Assistance! CALL
NOW: (877)994-9904

Drivers IMMEDIATE
NEED! Regional & OTR
positions available NOW!
CDL-A w/Tanker REQ'D.
Outstanding pay & Benefits!
Call a recruiter TODAY!
(877)484-3042
www.oakleytransport.com

PTL OTR Drivers. NEW
PAY PACKAGE! Great
Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12
months experience required.
No felony or DUI past 5
years. (877)740-6262.
www.ptl-inc.com

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

Homes For Sale

FORECLOSED HOME
AUCTION 200+ FLORIDA
HOMES! Auction: Jan 23
REDC I View Full Listings
www.Auction.com RE No.
CQ1031187


EXECUTIVE HOME 3Bd/1.5 Ba
in town. $700 mo 1st, last &
$300 Deposit. 386-249-1163
HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba Brick on 1
acre, w/fireplace, w/d hook-up.
$600mo 1st, last, Pet deposit.
386-362-5617

FirstDay.
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

FirstDay.
SUWANNEE RIVER ESTATES
2bd/1ba, 1.5 acre, clean &
fenced, Available Feb. 1st.
$650mo/$650dep plus $200
smoker & pet deposit. Hud &
Section 8 approved. 352-637-
4145
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

FirstDay.
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

Office Space for Rent

FirstDay.
OFFICE SPACE ON
SUWANNEE AVE. (MAIN ST) in
Branford.
$550.00 per month. 386-365-
2951

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


Showtime FREE-Over 50 HD
Channels FREE Lowest
Prices-No Equipment to Buy!
Call Now for full Details-
(877)227-2998

Miscellaneous

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

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

Real Estate


LAND
DEVELOPMENTS


OR


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


Land For Sale


20 ACRE LAND
FORECLOSURES Near
Growing El Paso, Texas. No
Credit Checks/Owner
Financing. $0 Down, Take
over $159/mo. payment. Was
$16,900, NOW $12,856.
(800)755-8953
www.texaslandforeclosures.n


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

FirstDay.
SWMH 2Bd/2Ba Fiesta of Ga.
14X66. Meets Zone 2 Wind.
$2000 386-362-2861 or 386-
362-1499
Acreage

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

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

Suwannee Legals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Auction to be held at:
Duncan Tire & Auto
970 Hamilton Ave., NE
Live Oak, Fl 32064
386-362-4743
Auction Date & Time:
January 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm
The following vehicle will be auctioned for
unpaid storage and towing charges:
2002 Dodge 1B4HS48N52F220574
1990 Ford 2FDKF37M6LCA23003
1996 Hyundai KMHVF14NXTU310343
2006 Saturn 1G8AJ55F26Z185436
1/8,15

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


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1722/2007-1234
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1722/2007-1234
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
08303004001 29-02S-13E LEG .71
ACRES COMM AT SE COR OF SE1/4
OF NE1/4 & RUN W 30 FT TO W SIDE
OF HOUCK RD & CONT W 493 FT TO
POB RUN N 136 FTW 230 FT S 136 FT
E 230 FT TO POB ORB 1045 P 38-39 &
PAGES 40-46 WDYR 04
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
J BRENT WAINWRIGHT
10868 129TH ROAD
LIVE OAK, FL 32060
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

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.
Jerry A. Scarborough
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
1/8, 13


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GREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING
RENTALS STARTING AT $300 PER MONTH
FOR SINGLEWIDES AND $450 PER MONTH
FOR DOUBLEWIDES. WATER, SEWER,
AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS.
386-330-2567 569597-F


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TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1724/2007-1375
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1724/2007-1375

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
08900000000 09-04S-13E LEG 5.79
ACRES FOR PT OF REF COMM AT
THE SW COR OF SAID NE1/4 THENCE
RUN N 01 DEG 20'53" W ALONG THE
W LINE OF SAID NE1/4 A DISTANCE
OF 1175.00 FT RUN N 89 DEG 08'22" E
A DISTANCE OF 350.00 FT TO THE
POB RUN N 01 DEG 20'52" W A
DISTANCE OF 146.89 FT RUN N 89
DEG 06'35" E A DISTANCE OF 449.64
FT RUN S 01 DEG 13'36" E A
DISTANCE OF 422.10 FT RUN S 89
DEG 08'22" W A DISTANCE OF 72.00
FT RUN S 01 DEG 13'36" E A
DISTANCE OF 166.50 FT RUN S 89
DEG 11'44" W A DISTANCE OF 376.40
FT N 01 DEG 20'52" W A DISTANCE OF
441.12 FT TO THE POB SUBJECT TO &
TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FT
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS & EGRESS
ORB 482 P 002-003 WDYR 94 ORB 728
P 323-24WDYR 99

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
WILLIAM H & CAROL J STARLING
13157 164TH ST
MCALPIN, FL 32062

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29



TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1725/2007-1376
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1725/2007-1376

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
08900000010 09-04S-13E LEG 1.17
ACRES FOR PT OF REF COMM AT
THE SW COR OF SAID NE1/4 THENCE
RUN N 01 DEG 20'53" W ALONG THE
W LINE OF SAID NE1/4 A DISTANCE
OF 1175.00 FT TO POB THENCE CONT
N 01 DEG 20'53" W ALONG SAID W
LINE A DISTANCE OF 146.00 FT
THENCERUN N 89 DEG 08'22" E A
DISTANCE OF 350.00 FT THENCE RUN
S 01 DEG 20'52" E A DISTANCE OF
146.89 FT THENCE RUN S 89 DEG
08'22" W A DISTANCE OF 350.00 FT TO
POB & TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FT
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS & EGRESS
ORB 927 P 406-07 WDYR 2002

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
WILLIAM H & CAROL J STARLING
13157 164TH ST
MCALPIN, FL 32062

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1728/2007-1571
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1728/2007-1571

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09166000000 23-05S-13E LEG 2.51
ACRES W 195 FT OF S 560 FT OF
NW1/4 OF NW1/4 ORB 663 P 248 WD
YR 98

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
ALYSON M WASS AS GUARDIAN FOR
SAMANTHA MARIE ALLEN
21277 139TH DRIVE
OBRIEN, FL 32071

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1779/2007-420
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1779/2007-420

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
02436000380 30-02S-14E LEG 5.03
ACRES LOT 38 & 39 EAST 90
COMMERCE CENTRE ORB 978 P 356
WDYR 03

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
GULF ATLANTIC PUMP & DREDGE
LLC 8865 101ST COURT
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office
Bond Account is in possession of funds
which are subject to return to the
Payor/Depositor. The following listed
individuals are subject to a cash bond
refund and attempt to contact have been
unsuccessful.

Jose Del Carmen or Jose Hernandez-
Gomez
Edgar Sanches Mariana
Martinez
Miguel Perez Carmen
Morales
Brad Brooks Mario Lopez-
Rodriguez
Salvadore Medrano Gregory Bows
Glenda Shotwell Domingo Lopez-
Bautista
Fabien Ramerez Lopez Tanna Hicks
Hermelindo Perez
David Moreno Hernandes

Please contact the Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office @386-364-3417 by
January 29, 2010, as these funds will be
transferred the Suwannee County Clerk's
Office Fine & Forfeiture Fund.
1/8


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1787/2007-2171
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1787/2007-2171

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
11836001000 26-03S-11E LEG 40.00
ACRES NW1/4 OF NW1/4 ORB 278 P
762 WD YR 85 ORB 806 P 345 WD YR
01 NOTES RP#307158 & 159

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
LEWIS G TROTTER
21536 136TH ST
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1790/2007-520
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1790/2007-520

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
02840000020 30-03S-14E LEG 2.00
ACRES BEG AT THE SE COR OF E1/2
OF SW1/4 OF NE1/4 THENCE RUN N
417 FT THENCE RUN W 208.75 FT
THENCE RUN S 417 FT THENCE RUN
E 208.75 FT TO POB ORB 440 P 297
WD YR 93 NOTE RP#609275 & 276 YR
94

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
JEFFERY L CALHOUN
C/O GLORIA FORD 13834 101ST
ROAD LIVE OAK, FL 32060

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By:Tracy Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1793/2007-591
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1793/2007-591

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
03188001000 24-04S-14E LEG 9.97
ACRES FOR POB COMM AT THE NE
COR OF SAID SW1/4 OF NE1/4
THENCE RUN S 00 DEG 24'34" W
ALONG THE E LINE OF SAID SW1/4
OF NE1/4 A DISTANCE OF 427.37 FT
THENCE RUN N 89 DEG 43'13" W A
DISTANCE OF 862.86 FT THENCE RUN
N 00 DEG 36'43" E A DISTANCE OF
425.50 FT THENCE RUN S 89 DEG
50'43" E A DISTANCE 196.13 FT
THENCE RUN N 00 DEG 31'15" E A
DISTANCE OF 102.20 FT THENCE RUN
S 89 DEG 50'43" E A DISTANCE OF
665.04 FT TO THE E LINE OF SAID
NW1/4 OF NE1/4 THENCE RUN S 00
DEG 24'34" W ALONG SAID E LINE A
DISTANCE OF 102.20 FT TO THE POB
SUBJECT TO EXISTING CNTY RD R/W
& SUBJECT TO A 30.00 FT EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS & EGRESS OVER &
ACROSS THE S 30.00 FT THEREOF
ORB 935 P 139-40 WDYR 2002

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
ELLIOTT E & DETRICIA SCOTT II
17640 53RD RD
MCALPIN, FL 32062

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1795/2007-720
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1795/2007-720

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
03504000250 14-05S-14E LEG LOT 25
SADDLEWOOD SUB DIV ORB 574 P
198 WDYR 97

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
RICHARD R & GRACE E MARTELI
3312 ARCH STREET
TAMPA, FL 33607

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09


(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22,29


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1802/2007-1148
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1802/2007-1148

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
07293100030 24-02S-13E LEG LOT 3
BLK 10 INGLESIDE REPLAT ORB 1295
P 391-92 WDYR 06

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
HSBC BANK USA, N.A. TRUSTEE
OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC
12650 INGENUITY DRIVE
ORLANDO, FL 32826

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1806/2007-1235
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1806/2007-1235

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
08303004002 29-02S-13E LEG .71
ACRES COMM AT THE SE COR OF
SE1/4 OF NE1/4 & RUN W 30 FT TO
THE W SIDE OF HOUCK RD & CONTW
263 FT TO POB THENCE RUN N 136 FT
FT W 230 FT S 136 FT E 230 FT TO
POB ORB 1045 P 38-39 & PAGES 40-46


WDYR 04

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
J BRENT WAINWRIGHT
10868 129TH ROAD
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29



TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
181012007-1559
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1810/2007-1559

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09150030040 16-05S-13E LEG LOT 4
UNIT 3 DOVE MEADOWS ORB 1225 P
14WDYR 06

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
NERI REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT INC.
1849 SE PORT ST LUCIE
BLVD. PORT ST
LUCIE, FL 34952

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)

BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29


PAGE 3C


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TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1811/2007-1424
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1811/2007-1424


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09071020180 36-04S-13E LEG LOT 18
BLK B SETTLERS RIDGE SUB ORB
231 P 648 WD ORB 1154 P 115-16 WD
YR 05
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
MAX J. BARTHELEMY
12 KELI LANE
MANSFIELD, MA 02048
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida


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32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy K. Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29


TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1814/2007-1483
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1814/2007-1483
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09108050210 07-05S-13E LEG 1.03
ACRES LOT 21 UNIT A ACRES OF
DIAMONDS UNRECORDED SUB ORB
406 P 642-643 WDYR 92
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
PAUL A & JANET R. BOGGS
2404 BARNHART AVE.
FT WAYNE, IN 46805
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1815/2007-1539
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
TARPON IV LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1815/2007-1539
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09121060150 14-05S-13E LEG LOT 15
THE TIMBERS SUB UNIT 6 ORB 821 P
405 QCDYR 2001
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
WILLIAM E NORMAN
11375 216TH TERR.
OBRIEN, FL 32071
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, DeputyClerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1831/2007-1912
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1831/2007-1912
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
10553000000 06-04S-12E LEG 73.00
ACRES S1/2 OF SE1/4 E OF RD LESS
W1/2 OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SE1/4 &
N1/2 OF SE1/4 OF SW1/4 LYING E OF
RD 51 ORB 350 P 205 SWDYR 89 ORB
1126 P 174-75 WDYR 05
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
TAMALA B. DYKES
19539 162ND ST
LIVE OAK, FL 32060
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be


redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy
Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29

TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1861/2007-1233
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1861/2007-1233
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
08303004000 29-02S-13E LEG .71
ACRES COMM AT SE COR OF SE1/4
OF NE1/4 THENCE R W 30 FT TO W
SIDE OF HOUCK RD & CONTW 723 FT
TO POB THENCE RUN N 136 FT W 230
FT S 136 FT E 230 FT TO POB ORB
1045 P 38-39 & PAGES 40-46 WDYR 04
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
J BRENT WAINWRIGHT
10868 129TH ROAD
LIVE OAK, FL 32060
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy K Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29



TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER
1865/2007-1412
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:
1865/2007-1412
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09061020060 34-04S-13E LEG LOT 6
BLK B FRONTIER JUNCTION ORB 420
P 43 WDYR 92 ORB 1165 P 322 WDYR
05
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
LAMERCIE B GUILLAUME
7541 NW 6TH CT
PLANTATION, FL 33317
All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.
Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.
Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.
DATE 10-14-09
(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tracy Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15, 22, 29


PAGE 4C


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NOTICE OF MEETINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD will meet in the School Board
Meeting Room, 702 2nd Street, NW,
Live Oak, Florida, on the following date
and times:

TUESDAY January 12, 2010

10:00 a.m. Workshop Session
Budget
Contracts
Curriculum Issues
Facilities
Personnel Issues
Policy Issues
Special Meeting
(immediately following Workshop


Session)
Budget
Contracts
Curriculum Issues
Facilities
Personnel Issues
Policy Issues

School Board meetings are open to the
public with the exception of Expulsion
Issues, which are private. Anyone
present wishing to appeal any decision
made during the Regular Meeting will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the meeting is made, including any
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Jerry A. Scarborough
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
Suwannee Legals THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
____________________ IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TAX DEED APPLICATION NUMBER CASE NO. 612009CA0002950001XX
1866/2007-1468


NOTICEOF A PP NFLICTIOFOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
VERONA V LLC the holder of the
following tax certificate has applied for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The tax
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of property, and the
names in which it is assessed are as
follows:

1866/2007-1468
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
09106010160 06-05S-13E LEG LOT 16
UNIT I RIVER SPRINGS ORB 571 P 425
WDYR97

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
EDWARD L & MERVINE C ANDERSON
3266 SHADY COURT
VALLEY, WA 99181

All of said property being in the County of
Suwannee, State of Florida.

Unless such tax certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property
described in such tax certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the City
Council Chambers, Live Oak City Hall,
101 White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on THURSDAY, 2/11/2010 AT
11:00 A.M.

Each successful bid, must be secured by
a $200.00 cash deposit. Full settlement
by cash or cashier's check only, must be
made within 24 hours of the sale.

DATE 10-14-09

(SEAL)
BARRY A. BAKER
SUWANNEE COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tracy Baldwin
TRACY BALDWIN, Deputy Clerk
1/8, 15,22, 29


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 612009CA0003480001XX

DANIEL CRAPPS and
RONALD D. POOLE,

Plaintiff,
vs.
GENEVIEVE JEAN-JACQUES; ET AL,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 16, 2009,
in the above referenced case in which
DANIEL CRAPPS and RONALD D.
POOLE are Plaintiffs, and GENEVIEVE
JEAN-JACQUES; unknown tenants; and
other unknown parties in possession,
including the unknown spouse of any
person in possession of the property, and
if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by through, under or against
that Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants, are Defendants, I,
BARRY A. BAKER, Clerk of the Court,
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of the Suwannee
County Courthouse or such other
location in the Suwannee County
Courthouse in Live Oak, Florida, as the
Clerk of the Court may designate at the
time of sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. (or as
soon thereafter as Plaintiffs' counsel may
direct provided that said sale must be
commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock PM.),
on the 14th day of January, 2010, the
following described property set forth in
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 4, Country Breeze Subdivision,
according to the Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 511, Public
Records of Suwannee County, Florida.
The above described property is
vacant land and does not constitute
the homestead of the mortgagor.

Any and all bidders, parties or other
interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court
prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale
who will advise of the exact location in
the Suwannee County Courthouse for
the foreclosure sale.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

FNOTE: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administrator, Post
Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida
32056-1569, Telephone: 386-758-2163,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you
are hearing or voice impaired, please
call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 16th day of December,
2009 at Live Oak, Suwannee County,
Florida
(COURT SEAL)

HONORABLE BARRY A BAKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
Rose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
THE DECKER LAW FIRM PA.
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: 386-364-4440
Telecopier: 386-364-4508
Email:rmdeckerir@windstream.net
Attorneys for Plaintiff
01/01,8


DANIEL CRAPPS a/k/a DANIEL D.
CRAPPS and RONALD D. POOLE,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

BADILIA DAGOBERT, VALAINE
JOSEPH, and LINDA EUSTACHE; et al,

Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LINDA EUSTACHE, Defendant,
unknown tenants; and other unknown
parties in possession, including the
unknown spouse of any person in
possession of the property, and if a
named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
that Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclosure a mortgage on the following
described property in Suwannee County,
Florida, to-wit:

Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section
11, Township 5 South, Range 14 East,
Suwannee County, Florida, being
more particularly described as
follows:

For Point of Reference commence at
the Southwest Corner of Lot 21,
Hawkins Estates, Phase 2, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 510 of
the Public Records of said county,
thence run North 89015'50" East along
with the South line of said Lot 21, a
distance of 661.94 feet to the
Southwest Corner of Lot 20 and the
Point of Beginning; thence run North
89'15'50" East along the South line of
said Lot 20 a distance of 600.50 feet to
its intersection of with the Westerly
right-of-way line of a 239.00 foot
Florida Power Corporation Easement
as recorded in Official Records Book
16, Page 472, and Deed Book 111,
Page 17 of the Public Records of said
county; thence run South 3710'57"
East along said Westerly right-of-way
line, a distance of 96.28 feet; thence
run South 027'13" East a distance of
1252.05 feet to the South line of said
Northeast 1/4; thence run South
8911'43" West along said South line,
a distance of 660.31 feet; thence run
North 027'13" East, a distance of
1330.30 feet to the Point of Beginning.

Subject to a 30.00 foot easement for
ingress and egress over and across
the South 30.00 feet thereof.
Subject to a 10.00 foot easement over
and across the North 10.00 feet of the
South 40.00 feet thereof.

TOGETHER WITH
An easement for ingress and egress
being more particularly described as
follows: for Point of Beginning
commence at the Northwest corner of
said Lot 6, Hawkins estates, Phase 2;
thence run S 026'16" E, along the
West line of said Lot 6, a distance of
30.00 feet; thence run S 8911'43"W,
30.00 feet Southerly of and parallel to
the North line of said SE 1/4, a
distance of 1123.26 feet to a point on a
Cul-De-Sac, having a radius of 50.00
feet; thence run along and around
said Cul-De-Sac, a chord bearing and
distance of N 048'17" W, 60.00 feet;
thence run N 89 11'43" E, 30.00 feet
Northerly of and parallel to the South
line of said NE 1/4, a distance of
1280.21 feet to ITS Intersection with
the West line of said Lot 7; thence run
S 027'13" E, along said West line, a
distance of 30.00 feet to the
Southwest corner of said Lot 7;
thence run S 8911'43" W, along the
North line of said Lot 6, a distance of
156.58 feet to the Point of Beginning.

Together with a 60.00 foot easement
for ingress and egress as shown on
Hawkins Estates, Phase 1, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 467, and
a 60.00 foot easement for ingress and
egress as shown on Hawkins Estates,
Phase 2, as recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 510 of the Public Records of
said County.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any to it on Plaintiff's
attorney and counsel of record, ROSE M.
DECKER, JR., Esquire of the Decker
Law Firm, P.A., 320 White Avenue, Post
Office Drawer 1288, Live Oak, Florida
32064, within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of the
Court, Honorable BARRY A. BAKER,
whose address is 200 South Ohio
Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, either
before service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
answer, defend or otherwise plead to this
action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint. This Notice
of Action is executed and published
pursuant to the provisions of 49.08, et
sea., Florida Statutes.
Date: January 5, 2010.

SEAL
Honorable Barry A. Baker
Clerk of the
Court
Suwannee County, Florida
By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
S1/8, 15


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