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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak, Fla
Publication Date: February 12, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00671
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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

RECYCLING IN SUWANNEE


No deception intended, says Sikes


But public works director admits
set-up at refuse sites is misleading


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
See Our View, Page 6A,
for related commentary.
Suwannee County's public
works director said Tuesday


County

attorney

won't get

a raise
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Suwannee County's attor-
ney, Hal Airth, was denied a
pay raise Tuesday night by
commissioners after a lengthy
and sometimes contentious de-
bate.
Airth sought an increase
from $100 an hour to $125 an
hour and a jump in his retainer
from $18,000 to $20,000 after
he and Perry attorney William
Blue were interviewed for the
post. Commissioners voted in
September to request qualifi-
cations for all legal, surveying
and engineering work for
which the county contracts.

SEE ATTORNEY, PAGE 10A


that recent concerns over the
county's recycling program
have led to a "flurry of misin-
formation."
Jerry Sikes told county com-
missioners that his office had
received a "lot of phone calls


about this ... and ... some im-
plied that we were intentionally
deceiving people and that cer-
tainly hasn't been the case."
Under questioning at the
meeting by this reporter, how-
ever, Sikes conceded that the
set-up at county refuse sites is
misleading at best.
A Feb. 5 article in the Suwan-
nee Democrat reported that


Suwannee High students' ef-
forts to recycle certain materi-
als failed, as county workers
dumped the materials in the
landfill instead. The students,
members of the SHS Environ-
mental Club, had deposited the
items in recycling bins labeled
"paper" and "plastic."


SEE NO, PAGE 10A


A century of Scouting

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The Suwannee Democratsalutes the Boy Scouts of America on the group's 100th anniversary. See pages 5-
8B. Shown here at a Cub-O-Ree, in a photo from several years back, are young marksman Jeffrey Payne and
an unidentified volunteer. Courtesy photo


Chicken house fire quickly snuffed
By Carnell
Hawthorne Jr. ,
carnell.hawthorne@
gaflnews.com 4

An all-call was signaled
to an early morning chick-
en house fire on 144th
Road at a farm contracted
with Pilgrim's Pride early
Thursday morning.
"When we arrived, the
entire ceiling was en-
gulfed," said Suwannee
County Fire Chief Charlie
Conner.
Conner said Suwannee _
County Fire/Rescue con-
ducted an l_"..liC\ Linte-
rior attack" due to the con-
A quick response by county firefighters saved this chicken house from total
SEE CHICKEN, PAGE 10A destruction. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


Suwannee
reaches
out to
hard-hit
Franklin
By Carnell
Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@
gaflnews.com

Suwannee County
Emergency Manage-
ment officials are call-
ing on locals to help
Franklin County resi-
dents who have been
SEE SUWANNEE, PAGE 12A


Students


prepare


enviro


strategy

In bid to encourage
launch of county
recycling program
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Suwannee High School's
Environmental Club held a
meeting Wednesday morning
to discuss the ongoing contro-
versy over recycling here that
began some weeks back,
when the students learned that
recyclables they had been col-
lecting were being dumped
into the landfill instead. (See
related story, this page.)
The speaker for the meeting
was Live Oak's Bob Snyder,
engineer and former Depart-
ment of Environmental Pro-
tection employee.
Snyder said folks need to

SEE STUDENTS., PAGE 10A


County

coordinator

field cut

to five
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Commissioners narrowed
the field of 17 applicants for
Suwannee County Coordina-
tor to five Tuesday night and
will conduct interviews in the
coming weeks.
Each commissioner chose
one applicant to be inter-
viewed by the board on April
6. Commissioners chose that
date so background checks
could be completed on time.
The person picked will take
over from former coordinator
Murphy McLean, who left in
January for a more lucrative
post in the private sector.
Picked to be interviewed
were: Shawn B. Crocker, Live
Oak, chosen by Wesley Wain-
wright; Joseph Gerrity Jr.,
Fernandina Beach, chosen by

SEE COUNTY, PAGE 12A


Quinn Skierski announces candidacy for Live Oak City Clerk


Submitted
Quinn Skierski has an-
nounced he is a candidate
for city clerk of Live Oak.
"I am excited to announce


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Arrest Records ... .2A
Boy Scouts .. . .5-8B
Branford News .7-8A


my candidacy for the posi-
tion of Live Oak City
Clerk," Skierski said. "As a
lifelong resident of the City
of Live Oak, and sixth gen-


Briefly . . . . .2A
Classifieds ..... 1-2C
Legal Notices .. .2-4C


CONTACT US
Suwannee Democrat, 386-362-1734


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eration Suwannee County
citizen, it would be a privi-
lege to serve my neighbors
as their next city clerk. I am
deeply committed to serv-


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Sports .


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friends with integrity and
professionalism."
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Greater Visions
Support Group
Addiction Support Group: Greater Visions
faith-based addictions support group meets at
the Grace Manor Restaurant. Meetings are
held on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This
group provides spiritual and emotional sup-
port in a non-judgmental setting. Come expe-
rience the freedom from addictions that is
found in Christ.
Greater Visions is an outreach of Christ
Central-Live Oak. For more information con-
tact 208-1345.

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


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

African American
History at
St. James A.M.E
Feb. 21
St. James A.M.E Church of Live Oak, Rev.
Marian B. Gibbons, pastor will be celebrating
African American History February 21, 2010 at
4:00 p.m. This program will deviate from the
norm in that each letter of AFRICAN
AMERICAN HISTORY will illustrate a bit of
our rich history through songs, orations,
dramatization and poems. The renowned
Tallahassee Girls Choir will render several
songs highlighting Black History. Other talented
individuals and groups local and from
~ Tallahassee will be in attendance.
This promises to be a very
educational and enjoyable evening.
Please mark your calendar and make
J plans to attend.


Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat
prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your
name appears here and
you are later found not
....iio n or the ,. (I .:... ,. are
dropped, we will be hap-
py to make note of this in
the newspaper when ju-
dicial proof is presented
to us by you or the au-
thorities.


Web challenge could

benefit animal shelter
Through mid-April
The Suwannee County Animal Control Shel-
ter is entered into a shelter challenge sponsored
by Petfinders and the animal rescue site. In or-
der to win we need everyone to log onto
www.theanimalrescuesite.com and vote for
Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter. You
can do this once a day. The contest runs
through mid-April. Please, we need your help
and it only takes a few minutes a day. Not only
can we possibly win the grand prize of
$100,000 but there are weekly prizes also.

Suwannee High
Class of 1980
The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is plan-
ning their 30 year class reunion. If you were a
member, had a child, sibling or relative as part
of the graduating class, please e-mail your name
(maiden and married), address, phone number
and email address to shsclass1980@yahoo.com.
Or call 386-362-6309 to leave a message.
We look forward to hearing from you and
seeing you at the reunion.

Senior Citizen Club
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June 9-17
New York City "The Big Apple," 9 days, 8
nights June 9-17, 2010. Total Cost $949. Final
payment due by 4/3/2010. For more informa-
tion contact Charlene and Walter Howell (386)
842-2241.


The following abbre-
viations are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Po-
lice Department
FDLE-Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforce-
ment
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforce-
ment
P & P-Probation and
Parole
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and


Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections
February 16, Robert
Lee Edmond Jr, 38, 205
Susan Street Perry Fl, writ
of bodily attachment
purge $1.147.00 SCSO-S.
Law
February 16, Jason El-
lis McGraw, 24, 420
Beaverdam Rd Mossey-
head Fl, Sentenced 10
Days Cj SCSO-T. Smith
February 16, Franklin
Daniel Kendrick, 51,
14890 Bluntstown Hyw
Tallahassee Fl, sentenced
15 days cj SCSO-T. Smith
February 16, Sergio
Vargas, 25, 13762 144th
Street Live Oak Fl, sen-
tenced to 30 days cj
SCSO-T. Smith


Suwannee County

Fire/Rescue calls
for service for Feb. 7 to Feb. 13
Total calls for service: 81


Medical Calls: 70
Weakness: 8
Cardiac: 10
Trauma: 6
Motor vehicle crash: 10
Misc. medical call: 12
Altered mental status: 5
Respiratory: 10
Seizure: 4
Nausea/vomiting: 1


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Abdominal pain: 2
OB: 1
Death: 1

Fire Calls: 11
Structure fire: 2
Brush fire: 3
Vehicle fire: 1
Motor vehicle crash: 4
Fire investigation: 1

Volunteer Fire
Responses: 18
Falmouth Volunteer
Rescue Response: 1
Mutual Aid from
Gilchrest Co: 1




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Local engineer among



5 in nation chosen



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S ive Oak resident Kevin Wright, of
| the Suwannee River Water
.Management District, is one of 16
young engineers across the nation
nominated by the American Society of
Agricultural and Biological Engineers for
the National Engineers Week Foundation
New Faces of Engineering 2010. Of that
group, Wright was among five selected to
represent their profession as top engineers.
The New Faces of Engineering program
highlights the interesting and unique work
of young engineers and the resulting impact
on society. Young engineers two to five
years out of school are the focus of the
program.
Wright was hired by the District in 2006
to review environmental resource permits,
which consider stormwater runoff quality
and flooding potential. He later became the
project coordinator for the District's efforts
with the Federal Emergency Management
Agency Map Modernization Program,
managing a budget of more than $4.2
million. While working with FEMA, Wright
helped develop several Web site
applications, enabling residents to view and
print flood zone maps, determine flood
elevations and answer common questions
about the National Flood Insurance
Program.


Wright's current duties include working
on water supply planning in order to plan
for future water supplies and assisting
with the formation of the Nature
Coast Regional Water Authority,
which will connect four
municipalities and two counties
with drinking water and
wastewater.
A member of ASABE since
2004, Wright holds a bachelor's
degree in agricultural and
biological engineering from the
University of Florida, where he is
pursuing a master's of
engineering and where as an
undergraduate he served as
president of the ASABE student
chapter.
"It is an honor to be nominated
for the New Faces of Engineering
program, considering the high
caliber of agricultural and
biological engineers in the
nation," Wright said. "I would
like to thank the District for
supporting my continued education and
allowing my diverse workload."
Wright said he encourages any student
interested in engineering to visit
www.DiscoverEngineering.org.


Kevin Wright


"Our nation needs young engineers to advancement of engineering applicable to
help solve the problems our country will agricultural, food and biological systems.
face in the future," he said. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St.
The ASABE is an educational and Joseph, Mich., ASABE comprises 9,000
scientific organization dedicated to the members in more than 100 countries.


Coming to St. Luke's:


Manhattan Piano Trio


The Manhattan Piano Trio,
whose classical sound the
Chicago Sun-Times called
"a life-changing experi-
ence," will perform at St.
Luke's Episcopal Church in
Live Oak on Monday, March
1 at 7 p.m. A reception will
follow. There is no admis-
sion fee, but love offerings
will be accepted to help de-
fray the cost of the produc-
tion. St. Luke's is located at
1391 SW 11th Street. For
more information please call
386-362-1837. Courtesy photo


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Happy 1st Birthday!


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St. Francis Xaiver Catholic

Church Fish Fry


St. Francis Xaiver Catholic
Church, located at 928 E. Howard
Street, US 90 East will hold a fish
fry on Friday nights, Feb. 19, 26,
March 5, and 19, beginning each Fri-
day night at 5 p.m.


Included in the fish dinners are
hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans
and macaroni and cheese, The price
is $6 adults, $3 for children 6-12 and
under 6 are free. Fish fry sponsored
by Knights of Columbus #9720.p


Greater New Bethel AME Church
Family and Friends Day


Great New Bethel AME Church Annu-
al Family and Friends Day Celebration
will be held on Saturday, February 27,
2010 at 6 p.m.
The speaker for the occasion will be


Bro. James Cooper. Dinner will follow.
Everyone is cordially invited to come
and worship with us. Rev. Charles
Burke, Pastor, 386-362-4194. Contact
person: Eva Polite, 386-362-6707.


MOAA meets fourth Tuesdays


MOAA (Military Officers Association
of America, Suwannee River Valley
Chapter) meets fourth Thursday, 6:30


p.m., Elks Club, Lake City for dinner
and program. Info: Steve Casto 386-497-
2986.


Births

Lucas Cole Wright


Lucas Cole Wright
Kevin and Kristen Wright would like to announce the birth of their son, Lucus Cole.
He was born on January 19, 2010 at 4:02 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and
measured 17 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Charles and Judy Ranck. Paternal grandparents are Vernmie
and Lavern Wright.


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EXTENSION UPDATE




Cold snap took its toll on local ag operations


By Elena Toro
Suwannee County
Extension


This week I would like
to share with you some of
the challenges our farmers
have faced recently. As a
consumer, I understand it
is hard to grasp all the
hard work our farmers do
to bring food to our tables.
However, as someone who
knows the many of the


struggles farmers face, I
feel the responsibility to
share with you this short
overview of some of the
happenings in the fields
this winter.
Poultry operations
In the last few weeks we
have experienced severe
weather in our area, which
has caused an increase in
heating costs for our poul-
try growers and green-
house operators. Based on
conversations with several
poultry growers, heating
costs doubled this season
due in part to increased
consumption and higher
gas prices. Greenhouse
operators have also suf-
fered the same problem; it
is proving challenging to
grow a profitable crop this
season.
Livestock


Livestock consume
more hay and feed during
cold weather in order to
meet their maintenance re-
quirements. As a result,
feeding costs have in-
creased significantly for
livestock producers this
winter. On the other hand,
cool season grasses for
grazing have not grown
much due to the severe
cold and reduced sunlight.
The rain is always wel-
come but when combined
with cloudy weather it
slows down the grass
growth. An average 1,000-
pound cow will eat ap-
proximately 30 pounds of
good quality hay every
day. However, when hay is
low quality cows will eat
more and may still loose
wait as they cannot get all
the nutrients they need.


MORE HELP FOR HAITI
The Rev. Tommy Jefferson presents checks to Pastor Frank Davis of Melody Christian Cen-
ter for $1,675 on behalf of the Suwannee County Ministerial Alliance. President Alex Foun-
tain and the Rev. Floyd Jones thank the entire community for the Feb. 10 Haiti Relief Pro-
gram held at African Baptist Church. Funds will be used to provide food, medicine and oth-
er items as well as to rebuild churches in Haiti. Visit rebuildhaitionline.com for more in-
formation. You may drop off items for Haiti at Melody Christian Center's reception bin.
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This is also a busy time
for cattle operations. Cows
are calving this time of the
year, and cattle producers
are constantly checking
cows and calves regard-
less of the weather. Con-
trary to popular belief,
cows enjoy cold weather
but do not like to standing
in muddy areas and eating
low quality grass and feed.
Field crops
Every year there is a
significant acreage planted
with cool season forages
and small grains to be har-
vested for seed in our
area. These crops will suf-
fer at least a 30 percent
yield reduction when har-
vested. Most of the vari-
eties grown, do not toler-
ate extreme cold tempera-
tures for lengthy periods
of time. In addition, farm-


ers have to wait to fertilize
these crops to prevent the
nutrients from leaching as
part of the Best Manage-
ment Practices also known
as BMPs, but this means
the plants are not getting
the nutrients on a timely
manner this season.
Fruit trees
Structural damage to the
trees will not be seen until
growth resumes later in
the season, watch for bark
splitting in trees. Be care-
ful when pruning fruit
trees this winter; assess
any damage before heavy
pruning.
It is my desire that you
find this short piece infor-
mational. If I can be of
any assistance please
don't hesitate to contact
the Suwannee County Ex-
tension Office at 362-


Take Off Pounds Sensibly
We know everyone has different hopes and
dreams, different health conditions and weight loss
goals. TOPS helps people meet their individual
needs through group support.
However you measure success and whatever you
have to lose, TOPS is here for you.
Change take time. Take Off Pounds Sensibly sup-
ports you, no matter how long, even after you've
reached your goal.
There is no quick fixes at TOPS and no phony
guarantees about weight loss. It's up to you and it's
a total commitment on your part, but if you bring
the desire, we can help.
We meet every Wednesday morning at 9 at the
Community Church of God, 10639 US 129 South,
Live Oak.
For more information contact Barbara at 362-
5933.


2771.
Just as a reminder, Ex-
tension ]". ...',,,,, are open
to all people ,,,.. .. of
race, color, sex, .. 1In..' .
disability or national ori-
gin. In accordance with
the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, any person
,-.. .;,..' a special accom-
modation to participate in
any activity should contact
the Suwannee County Co-
operative Extension Ser-
vice at 1302 Eleventh
Street, SW, Live Oak,
Florida 32060 or tele-
phone (386) 362-2771 at
least five -,..ii in.' days
prior to the event. Hear-
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8770 or 800-955-8772
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volunteer tax preparation service in
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counties this tax filing season that would
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wants all citizens to know that they are
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Viewpoints/Opinions


MYRA C. REGAN ROBERT BRIDGES
Publisher Editor
Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board
are Myra C. Regan, publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor.
Our View is formed by that board.





OUR VIEW
Suwannee Democrat

Recycling


and more
Public Works Director Jerry Sikes worried
at Tuesday's county commission meeting that
folks thought the disposal of recyclables at
county refuse sites was intentional a blatant
attempt at deceit on the part of county offi-
cials.
We've seen no evidence to suggest such a
thing. Let's chalk it all up to human error in-
stead.
Having said that, it's imperative we address
the immediate problem make sure folks
know that items deposited in county recy-
cling bins might just end up in the landfill in-
stead then address the broader question be-
yond.
Hamilton County, with a population barely
a third of Suwannee's, successfully recycles,
we're told. Why can't we?
We'll be exploring the matter in some
depth in the coming weeks.
*0O
Suwannee County's always been a kind-
hearted place, and local folks are proving it
once again, judging by their response to the
recent hardship in Franklin County. As Car-
nell Hawthorne Jr. reports on today's front
page, oyster fishing the area's economic
mainstay has come to a halt as a result of
contamination of coastal waters. Suwannee
residents are only too glad to help.
Just as they've given selflessly to Haiti in
recent weeks.
Disaster fatigue? It hasn't set in yet, even
with our own troubles, which include a 10.9
percent county unemployment rate. Good
job, everybody.
*0O
Congratulations to local civic and educa-
tional leaders who've been recognized of
late: Suwannee County Chamber of Com-
merce Trailblazer of the Year Joe Chamber-
lain; Chamber Citizen of the Year Roy Crain
Jr.; Teacher of the Year Nanette "Sam" Bunce
of Branford High; and School-Related Em-
ployee of the Year Ta-Trease Sapp of Suwan-
nee-Hamilton Technical Center.
Look for feature stories on each in a future
edition.

BIBLE VERSE
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor
the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be
able to separate us from the love of God that is in
Christ Jesus our Lord."- Romans 8:38-39

Please address letters to: Letters To
The Editor, Suwannee Democrat,
PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please include your full name, address and daytime phone num-
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Rant


Want to vent? Our

hotline is open 24/7.
Suwannee Countians, it's time to speak your mind!
How? By *.,.ll ,..' the Suwannee Democrat Rant and
Rave hotline. The hotline never closes and is your way
to let it out. You can let everyone know how you feel -
as long as you express yourself in a respectful way.
Note: In written entries to Rant and Rave, errors in
./.. Ili, .,. grammar or punctuation are those of the au-
thors.
Everytime I read about this "business park" planned
by the county commissioners (AKA, the 5 kings of
Suwannee County) I turn completely irate. Is there any
actual planned benefit of this thing other than lining the
current land owner's pocket with "free" money? They
don't even have any buyers/businesses lined up to use
it, do they?! What an asinine way to spend tax payer
money. The commission has had so many opportunities
in the past years for businesses and industry in this
county. Every time there is a hint of interest, they douse
it with cold water and crucify the people that wanted to
do it. For an area that prides itself on being of conserv-
ative values, I've never seen a place so anti free-enter-
prise. Their ignorance of economics is just stunning.
Surprise, surprise a while back when Pilgrims Pride
was cutting jobs and they were screaming "Oh no,
we've become too reliant on one industry in the area!".
Earth to the illiterate: THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY
OTHER INDUSTRY THANKS TO YOU, AND
PROBABLY NEVER WILL BE!
I was certainly disappointed to read in a recent edito-
rial that time was running out for the Wet-Dry vote on
the ballot this year. Why hasn't the Chamber of Com-
merce made sure that this issue is on the ballot? Come
on, Chamber, it is time for you to realize the economic
importance of this issue.
I just wanted to add some info to the recycling posts
of last week. Many municipalities have discovered that
recycling and revenue can go together if managed
properly. The City of Phoenix posted a 1.4 million dol-
lar profit for their recycling program with an estimated
2.1 million dollar additional savings related to de-


SEE RANT & RAVE, PAGE 10A


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QUESTION OF ONLINE OPPORTUNITY

THE WEEK Pll Results c12..,.


If the county

provided the means,

would you recycle

household refuse?


Should gays be allowed to
openly serve in the military?
Yes 38% No 36%
Keep the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
policy as it is. 26%

This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only
those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The
results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of In-
ternet users in general, nor the public as a whole.
www.suwanneedemocrat.com


Vote online at www.suwanneedemocrat.com


Rave

creased landfill space and other disposal costs that were
avoided. One municipality earned $21,000 for each
900,000 pounds of trash recycled. It is not only a scan-
dal that the county dumps our separated recyclables
into the landfill, but also a shame that we lose the rev-
enue it could bring!
MEN
Does anyone really think our city services are better
being outsourced. The City outsourced the police de-
partment and it didn't work. The School outsourced the
Custodial work and it didn't work. Is city hall just to
lazy to run the garbage, sewer and water or to sorry.
Only in Suwannee County... our new prison sign has
a motto, "we never walk alone," Ha, I hope not, really,
what does that mean? For years people have petitioned
to get a prison here, the reason? jobs and jobs for our
children. Personally, I hope my children will overcome
our local school system and go to college and prosper
beyond our county. I don't want a prison in my back-
yard and I question anyone's common sense that does.
And when will we see the supposed 800 jobs the prison
creates? From what I have observed, they should only
hire a dozen, physical fitness trainers that is. Finally, to
the Democrat, in your opening statement in Rant and
Rave, you rave about our ability to access your hotline
24/7, maybe you should add the phone number to your
rave.
The phone number 386-208-8314 appears follow-
ing each week's Rants. Editor
I hear all the controversy about our city outsourcing
public works. Spin it any which way you want but my
utility bill goes up and up and up. I can't help but think
it is to pay more for public works.
Okay, I just wanted to comment on this recycling of
our newspaper. I have saved newspapers and recycling
since we moved here and since they've had the new
dumpster sites. If we got a $1 per 1,000 pounds for it, it
would be a gain. Landfill costs us per ton and I'm sure
that makes a double loss for the county, loss of income
and cost of disposing of it. The paper itself, I won't re-
cycle it anymore until I see that the county is recycling
it and taking it to the market. If you can get this paper


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


PROJECT: R.E.A.C.CH.



Spreading the Word of God abroad
By Joyce Marie Taylor
Correspondent
Some people don't
discover their true mis-
sion in life until it is too
late to do anything
about it. How wonder-
ful it must feel to know
at an early age what you
are destined to do with
your life.
For Krista and Scott
Fletcher, the decision
was easy. Being devot-
ed Christians and wish-
ing to spread the Word
of God to those in other
countries who have nev-
er heard the Gospel be-
fore, joining Project
R.E.A.C.CH. was the
natural choice for them
in the year 2000.
Project R.E.A.C.CH.
has been ministering in
Eastern Asia for years.
Their Purpose Statement
says it all: "To Reach &
Restore Humanity
through the Power of
Christ's Love, Word &
Anointing." They are an
"Asian-based ministry
that focuses on fulfilling
Christ's Commission in
Eastern Asia."
The Fletchers' home
base is the Mayo and
SEE SPREADING, PAGE 8A Scott Fletcher and the kids. Courtesy photo


McAlpin Advent Christian

Church to offer Bible course


RESURRECTION





HOPE


INDEX
Arrests ............. .2A
Legal Notices ........ .2C
Obituaries ........... 12A
Sports ............... 1 B
Suwannee Living ...... 4A
Viewpoint ........... .6A


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Club to hear
'the rest of
the story'
The McAlpin Commu-
nity Club will meet on
March 8 at 7 p.m. begin-
ning with a potluck sup-
per. Please bring a cov-
ered dish to share.
In January, Eric Mus-
grove told the history of
Florida. He will return
to tell us the history of
Suwannee County. We
heard how Florida was
discovered and devel-
oped. Now you will
want to hear, "The Rest
of the Story."
Everyone is welcome
to attend. The Club is
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Terrace in McAlpin, di-
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Post Office. Member-
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mation, call Shirley
Jones at 963-5357.


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Dr. David A. Dean will teach a Bible course from his book Resurrection
Advent Christian Church.
- Courtesy photo


Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 21 at
9:45 a.m., Associate pastor, the Rev.
Dr. David A. Dean, will teach a Bible
course from his book Resurrection
Hope. The class is open to everyone
in the area desiring to have a deeper
understanding of the resurrection of
mankind at the second coming of Je-
sus Christ.
"To teach, preach, and understand


Hope, at McAlpin


resurrection is the only hope for this
age," said Dr. Dean.
The book is offered free to all who
attend. The study will focus on the
centrality of the Resurrection and il-
luminate the great doctrines of scrip-
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with other evangelicals.


SEE MCALPIN, PAGE 8A


Branford Rotary

goes to Guatemala


John and Trannie Lacquey of Branford attended the Rotary International Project
Fair in Antigua, Guatemala Jan. 22-23. Pictured are Gary Boe of Oregon, Canadian
Bill Gray and the Lacqueys. "The fair was great and we spent some time afterward
visiting some Rotary projects in Guatemala," Trannie reported.
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Branford News


Spreading the Word of God


Continued From Page 7A

Branford area of Flori-
da, and at least once a
year they return to
spend time with family,
staying for a month or
so each visit. They
started their missionary
work in Taiwan, where


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they spent two years,
and for the past six
years they have been
ministering in Thailand.
For Scott and Krista, it
has been a true learning
experience, not only for
them, but also for their
three children, Zachary,
Madison and Micah.


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We would like to invite you, our friends to our
"Friend's Day and dinner on the grounds.
Please come as our honored guests!

Place:
Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ
4393 Hwy. 27

Date:
February 28th

Time:
Bible Class is 10:00 a.m.
Worship is 11:00 a.m.

Dinner will follow the morning
worship

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Hatch Bend McCall's Chapel
Apostolic Church 7755 S. SR 349, Branford, FL 32008
Apostolic Church 935-0595
Pastor Steve Boyd Sunday School................................9:45 a.m.
Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125 Worship Service..... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship..............1.....10:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study....................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday............................... 7:30 p.m. 571704-F
571672-F
Branford United First Baptist Church
Methodist Churci h Gordon Keller, Pastor
MethoisChurc Church 935-1363
Lerbie Alligood
935-1653 Sunday School........................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School.... .............9:30 a.m Morning Worship.................. 10:15 a.m.
Church Service..........................10:45 a.m. Youth Discipliship........................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sunday Evening.............................6:00 p.m.
Bible Study ..... ..................... 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Prayer Meeting....................6:30 p.m.
571675-F 571705-F
Burlington Santa Fe Ephesus Advent
Church of Christ Christian Church
Evangelist Ken Campbell Pastor BillTalley
935-1532 Pastor Bill Talley
Bible School.....................1.....10:00 a.m. 963-5600 ~ 208-9626
Worship Service..........................11:00 a.m.
Bible Hour.............................. 5:00 p.m. Sunday School Service..................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service..........................6:00 p.m. Worship Service. ..........................11:00 a.m.
W ed.-Bible Study..........................7:00 p.m. Prayer M eeting................................7:00 p.m.
571676-F 576643-F
Living Springs
Family Worship Center Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Pastor Charles Istre Pastor Paul A. Coleman
Church 935-1713 935-094
www.livingspringsfwc.org 9350943
Sunday School......... ......9:45 a.m.
Sunday School........................ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00 a.m.
Morning Service..............10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night & OPEN Youth Wednesday Evening..................... 7:00 p.m.
Dinner............... .....5:30 p.m. 3029 S.E. CR 500 571729-F
Service........................................7:00 p.m
571693-F
Branford Church
Of God
PastoruG.hDale Dansby
Church 935-6806
Sunday School .............................9:45a.m .
Morning Worship......................10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .........................6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Mid-week Service..............7:00 p.m.
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San Juan Catholic Mission
Reverand Sebastian George
For information call
935-2632
Sunday M ass.....................................9:30 am.
Wednesday Mass............................... 6:00 p.m.
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Pastor T.L. Holton Sr. b c
935-4681 7794 E.US Hwy27 listing or business,
Services Each Sunday
Bible Study ...............................10:00a.m. m for more information
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Learning new lan-
guages has been their
biggest challenge, but
the entire Fletcher fami-
ly is eagerly studying,
in order to make com-
munications with the
Asian people easier.
Project: R.E.A.C.CH.
International Ministries
is a nonprofit, self sup-
portive ministry. If you
would like more infor-
mation about how you
can help support their
ongoing work in East
Asia, you can write the
Reverend Scott Fletcher
at Rhema Bible Church
Missions, P.O. Box 756,
Mayo, FL 32066.



McAlpin

Advent

Christian

to offer

course
Continued From Page 7A

"This is a wonderful
opportunity for the
class to explore sound,
biblical teaching with-
out obligation or having
to join a church", said
Pastor Paul Bertolino.
Dr. Dean is the for-
mer director of The
Center for Advent
Christian Studies at
Gordon-Conwell Theo-
logical Seminary. For
more information call
the pastor at 386-658-
1048. The church is lo-
cated at 17214 89th
Road.



Seasonal flu

vaccine still

available in

Branford

Seasonal influenza
vaccine for adults is still
available at the Suwan-
nee County Health De-
partment for adults and
children age 36 months
and older. This vaccine
is recommended in ad-
dition to any H1N1
(Swine Flu) vaccine that
may become available
later this fall.
Seasonal flu vaccine is
recommended for those
who are:
All children age 6
months and older
50 years of age and
older
Persons at risk for
complications from in-
fluenza, including:
women who will be
pregnant during flu sea-
son
persons with chronic
health problems
Persons with a weak-
ened immune system
persons with muscle
or nerve disorders that
can lead to breathing or
swallowing problems
residents of nursing
homes and other long
term care facilities
Healthcare providers
Caregivers of chil-
dren from birth up to 5
years of age
Household contacts
and caregivers of people
50 years and older
Anyone with chronic
medical problems
The vaccine will be
given by appointment.


Call 386-935-1133 for an
appointment at the
Branford clinic or 386-
362-2708 for an appoint-
ment at the Live Oak
clinic. There is no charge
for the children's season-
al flu vaccine. Adult sea-
sonal flu vaccine is $30
and is covered by
Medicare.


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WE'RE PULLING FOR YOU
JASPER Scott Markowitz, an 8th grade American History teacher at Hamilton County High School, put on quite a show last Thursday for students who did well on FCAT prep tests.
More than 40 got to watch as Markowitz pulled a school bus loaded with 40-plus more students some 60 feet. Hanging out the window of the bus are Shelby Dedge, Kindill Laws
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Sweetheart ride

Annual Suwannee Sweetheart cycling weekend
draws folks to White Springs


Suwannee Bicycle Association headquarters in White Springs.


Returning to White Springs from Live Oak on CR 136.
- Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent


By Joyce Marie Taylor
Correspondent
JASPER For bicycling
enthusiasts it was a
sweetheart of a deal
celebrating Valentine's
weekend in historic White
Springs, even with the
chilly weather. This two-
day riding event included
fully stocked rest stops
along scenic bike routes in
and around the city. All
age groups participated,
even folks in their 60s, 70s
and 80s. Quite a few of
them have been coming
to this event for years.
For the last 21 years,
White Springs has served
as headquarters for the
Suwannee Bicycle
Association, a non-profit
organization founded by
Lys Burden in 1989. The
SBA is dedicated to
environmental
awareness, as well as
family fitness for people
in the Suwannee River
region. They are located
half a block north of the


Adams Country Store,
where US 41 intersects
with CR 136.
Their mission is to offer
in-depth understanding
and appreciation of
natural ecosystems. To do
this, they sponsor
bicycling, canoeing,
kayaking, hiking,
snorkeling and spring-
hopping events in the
Suwannee Valley Region,
as well as publishing and
distributing educational
brochures and
pamphlets.
After Saturday's warm-
up ride and evening
potluck dinner, the real
action began on
Valentine's Sunday at 7
a.m. with a continental


breakfast. Then, at 8 a.m.
the "sweetheart cyclists"
started their journeys
with choices of 25, 52, 62
and 100 mile rides. Some
of them pedaled into Live
Oak to enjoy lunch at the
Dixie Grill or Grace
Manor, but those who
preferred a shorter route
only went as far as the
Whistlestop Coffee &
Deli in Wellborn.
According to some folks,
they have the best freshly
baked scones in town.
Sunday evening, after an
exhilarating bike ride, the
cyclists enjoyed a buffet
dinner at SBA
headquarters.
Current SBA
membership includes


people from Florida,
Georgia, Indiana,
Michigan, Washington
and Vermont.
"For me it's kind of like
a family reunion with my
snowbird cycling
friends," said event
coordinator Jeannie
Hargrave.
If you missed this ride,
don't worry. The SBA's
next cycling event, the
Spring Pedal and Paddle
Festival, is coming up
April 30 through May 2.

For more information
contact Jeanne Hargrave
via e-mail at
BiknJeanne@aol.com or
visit the SBA's Web site at
www.suwanneebike.org.


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Attorney won't get a raise


Continued From Page 1A

The first being county at-
torney, the post currently
filled by Airth.
"I probably ought to be
quiet," Airth told commis-
sioners when questioned.
"I was asked what I wanted
and I answered. You asked
Mr. Blue and he answered
and you ranked me high-
est."
Airth noted he didn't like
negotiating his salary dur-
ing the commission meet-
ing.
"You interviewed the
county coordinator and
didn't ask him about his
salary in an open meeting,"
said Airth. "This is about
the third time this is hap-
pened to me and it's getting
a little bit old."
Chairman Wesley Wain-
wright, who spearheaded
going out for qualifica-
tions, said he felt Blue was
the better choice. He was
not present, however, when
the board ranked Airth and
Blue several weeks ago.
Airth and Blue were the
only two applicants.
"We had an individual
that was ranked second that
was offered to the job for
less money and his exper-
tise ... was better than Mr.
Airth's," said Wainwright.
"I would go along with
keeping Mr. Airth at one-
hundred dollars an hour
and as the retainer fee, I
don't agree, because we
have one that won't charge
one."
In his application, Blue


said he would not charge a
retainer fee, only $100 an
hour.
"We got a certain rate
we're willing to pay and
it's up to Mr. Airth to ac-
cept it or not," Wainwright
continued.
Commissioner Ivie
Fowler said it would sim-
ply not be fair if the county
attorney got a raise when
other county employees
were left out.
"County employees
could not even get a raise
last year and I'm looking at
a 36 percent increase here,"
said Fowler.
Actually, Airth sought a
25 percent hourly rate in-
crease and a 11 percent re-
tainer fee increase.
"If I can't pay the full-
time employees a raise, I
don't feel that a part time
should get one," he added.
Fowler mentioned that
commissioner Douglas
Udell's quote in a previous
Suwannee Democrat arti-
cle that Airth deserves a
raise because county com-
missioners receive one was
not warranted. Fowler said
he received raises totaling
only 2.3 percent over the
past three years.
Udell said Airth is enti-
tled to a raise just like the
others on the board.
"Whenever the commis-
sioners salary increases
with the governor's recom-
mendation, that has not
happened with Mr. Airth,"
said Udell.
"There's no browbeating
on me about my statement


(in the Democrat) because
it was true," said Udell.
Udell said Airth should
not be compared to other
county employees because
of his stature.
"I don't see the relevance
to these employees. They
don't have his experience,"
he said.
Udell said Airth should
keep his job and it shows
through the ranking
process.
"What I'm looking at is
the integrity of the applica-
tions and the integrity of
the ranking system," said
Udell.
Wainwright looked over
the ranking sheets while
Udell spoke and said he
disagreed with how Udell
scored Airth and Blue.
"Anytime you do a rank-
ing system comparable to
poker, I'll beat you," said
Udell. "Now don't get an-
gry when you get beat on
the ranking system (he told
Wainwright). I don't intend
to lose on something I can
win. So don't question my
integrity."
Wainwright said he nev-
er questioned his integrity.
"It showed it on the score
sheet," he told Udell.
Jesse Caruthers then
turned his attention to
Airth.
"Bottom line here is
what's three votes going to
get you," he told the coun-
ty attorney.
"I already know, Mr.
Caruthers," said Udell.
"Then you better fold,"
Caruthers responded.


Airth negotiated with
commissioners and said he
would leave the retainer
fee where it is, but still
wanted the hourly increase
and added a provision that
if his contract is canceled
before the end of the an-
niversary date, he would
receive a six months sever-
ance package. If approved
his new contract could start
March 1.
"That sounds fair to me,"
Billy Maxwell said.
Wainwright disagreed.
"I am still set on my pro-
posal of one-hundred dol-
lars an hour," he said.
"That's the most I'd do is
what we're already pay-
ing."
Live Oak native Franz
Metz put the issue in per-
spective for the commis-
sioners.
"Unfortunately you're
voting for our money and
I'm tired of it," he said. "If
you guys have to go to Per-
ry, that's not my problem
right now. If it's coming
out of your pocket you
might think differently
about this. You got two
lawyers to do the same job,
get the lowest one."
Caruthers eventually
moved to keep Airth's pay
and retainer the same, but
added the six-month sever-
ance provision. It was sec-
onded by Fowler. It was
approved 4-1 with Wain-
wright dissenting.
Airth said he would in-
form the board of his deci-
sion to either accept or
deny the proposal.


Rant

Continued From Page 6A

to come into digital, then
he could sell it at the mar-
ket, I bet he or she would
soon have a new car. An-
other topic is kids wearing
pants that don't fit. Teach-
ers are not at fault, it is the
parents. If parents wouldn't
buy the damn things then
they couldn't wear them.
Parents can solve the prob-
lem, not the teachers.
Thank you for not putting
up with me.

Yes I would just like to
say I would much rather
have my newspaper with
my coffee in the mornings,
so I would be willing to
pay a few extra pennies
versus having my mail per-
son be a newspaper deliv-
ery person of an evening so


Rave

I have to have my paper
with my supper. Thank you
very much.

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Chicken house fire

quickly snuffed


Continued From Page 1A

cealment of the fire.
"The worst fire you
could possibly have is an
overhead concealed space
fire," he said.
That's exactly what fire-
fighters were faced with
Thursday morning.
All paid and volunteer
county fire units were
called to the scene.
In total between 40-60
fighters were headed to the
fire with 60,000 gallons of
water to fight the blaze.


"It's at times like this
when the volunteer fire-
fighters really step up and
come out of the wood-
work," Conner said.
The chicken house's
owner declined to com-
ment, but stood speaking
with a Pilgrim's Pride rep-
resentative.
"It wasn't a fast moving
fire, but it was fully in-
volved," Conner said.
The cause of the fire was
not readily known. Fire
crews waited for state fire
marshals to arrive.


No deception


intended, says Sikes


Continued From Page 1A

"Jerry, how long have
the igloos (recycling bins)
been at the collection
sites?" the reporter asked
Sikes.
"Quite a few years,"
Sikes responded.
"Is there a sign up at any
of the collection sites say-
ing that your stuff may or
may not be recycled?" the
reporter asked.
"No, not right now," said
Sikes.
"But when people put
stuff in there they're as-
suming it's being recy-
cled," the reporter contin-
ued.
Sikes conceded that if
someone deposits items in
a recycling bin, "they
should expect that it will
be recycled and probably
that's a failure on our part,
or I'll say on my part that
we have left those out
there. If we need to re-
move them and remove the
perception that we're try-
ing to recycle right now,


until we get a more viable
program together, it's
probably what I think we
need to do then that way
there is no misinformation
or perception about it."
Commissioner Ivie
Fowler agreed that a lot of
people were under the
false assumption the coun-
ty was recycling.
"A lot of people don't
know you can't get rid of
it, they don't know what it
cost to get rid of it," said
Fowler. "When you start
saying well how much will
I have to add to your taxes,
they usually don't want to
do it."
Still, Sikes said some-
thing needs to done.
"And I know it dampens
the public interest in recy-
cling," said Sikes.
He said he would gather
more information on the
issue, as well as maybe
looking at neighboring
counties in a joint recy-
cling effort, and report
back to the board at a later
time.


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Students prepare enviro strategy


Continued From Page 1A

know whether there is or is
not a recycling program in
Suwannee. First, he said,
the confusion surrounding
the recycling igloos at
county collection sites
should be cleared up.
"There's no sign that
says don't recycle or don't
do this or that," he noted.
As for what to do next,
he said looking at other
counties would be a start.
"What about the next
county," he asked. "They
probably do recycle, or
they've got the same prob-
lems that Suwannee has.
But we need to look."
Club sponsor and SHS
teacher Amy Hendry, who
lives in Hamilton County,
said she was told by
Hamilton County's Solid
Waste Department Direc-
tor and Recycling Coordi-
nator Dale Jackson that
Hamilton does have a re-
cycling program, funded
in part by grants and aided
by inmate labor. The
county reportedly makes
anywhere from $18,000 to
$78,000 a year in profit.
"I think that's pretty im-
pressive for a small coun-
ty," said Hendry.
The Democrat con-
firmed that Hamilton
County recycles.
"We're already sending
(recyclables) to (a landfill


in) Georgia anyway, why
can't we send it to Hamil-
ton to be recycled," club
member Rhett Butler
asked.
Hendry asked Snyder
what the club needs to do
next.
"You got to gather in-
formation because we
don't want to beat up the
county," he said.
He told club members
they need to continue to
gather signatures on a pe-
tition calling on the coun-
ty to recycle, and spread
word of their cause far and
wide.
"Hopefully you'll have
a partner in DEP, other
counties and anybody who
collects recyclables," said
Snyder.
Student Victoria Benson
said talks need to begin at
the county level to move
the county closer to recy-
cling.
"I think it would be
good if we can improve it
because right now we're
not getting real far," she
said.
Club President Frank
McCrary shared similar
sentiments.
"It's something that
needs to be done and can-
not be forgotten, the soon-
er the better," he said.
"The (members) have all
given everything they've
got, they're working


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The club will hold an-
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MoCollum coming to Live Oak

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is sched-
uled to speak Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Live
Oak Church of God. McCollum served as a U.S.
Congressman from 1981-2001. In 1989 he founded
the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Un-
conventional Warfare and was recognized as an ex-
pert on terrorism. He is now seeking the Republican
nomination for governor of Florida.
"Given the current economic and political climate
in our nation, and here in Florida, it has become
clear to me that I can best put my years of service
and experience to use by running for governor of the
state of Florida," McCollum said. Dinner tickets are
$30 with special seating for VIP sponsorships. The
talk is sponsored by the Suwannee County Republi-
can Executive Committee.
For more information contact Barbara Gill, 386-
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The financial-services
firm Edward Jones, which
has branch offices that
serve the Suwannee
County area, ranked No. 2
on FORTUNE magazine's
"100 Best Companies to
Work For 2010" list in its
11th year on the
prestigious list. Edward
Jones also ranked No. 1
for large-sized companies.
Edward Jones' 11
FORTUNE rankings also
include top 10 finishes for
eight years and
consecutive No. 1 rankings
in 2002 and 2003. This is
the firm's second
consecutive year at No. 2.
"I think people feel good
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part, because of the work
we do," said Jim Weddle,
Edward Jones' managing
partner. "We work with
individual investors and
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work they've done with
us, they can send their
children to college, they
can retire a little earlier or
with greater comfort. It's
important work. It's work
that we earn every day.
It's a privilege to work
with our clients. I think
our associates feel good
about that work."
In naming Edward Jones
to the list, FORTUNE
editors said: "The
investment adviser
weathered the recession
without closing one of its
12,615 offices or laying
off a single employee.
Salaries were frozen, but
profit sharing continued."
"This honor is especially
gratifying in the face of
adversity and the
challenges the financial-
services industry has faced
the last two years,"
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able to stay focused on the
long-term because we are
a partnership and we know
who we are and what we
do. We had no layoffs. We
had to make some difficult
decisions in terms of
cutting back expenses,
which we did
successfully. But when
you respect the people
who work here, you take
care of them not just in
the good times, but the
difficult times as well."
The full list and related
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newsstands January 25 and
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www.fortune.com/bestcom
panies.
According to
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Gilman, "The most
important considerations
for this year's list were
hiring and the ways in
which companies are
helping their employees
weather the recession. All


100 companies on our list
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representing a total of
more than 92,000 open job
positions."
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The most positions open
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Two-thirds of a
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ended questions about
hiring, communication and
diversity.
The FORTUNE ranking
is one of several important
honors based on associate
input that Edward Jones
has received in recent
weeks. In early December,
the firm was ranked No. 1
in Registered Rep.
magazine's annual
brokerage report card for
the 17th consecutive year.
Also last month, Edward
Jones ranked No. 10
among the "50 Best
Employers in Canada" in
the Globe and
Mail's annual listing in
Report on Business
Magazine. Over the past
year,
Edward Jones also has
received workplace
recognition from dozens
of state publications in the
U.S.
Edward Jones provides
financial services for
individual investors in the
United States and,
through its affiliate, in
Canada. Every aspect of
the firm's business, from
the types of investment
options offered to the
location of branch offices,
is designed to cater to
individual investors in the
communities in which they
live and work. The firm's
12,000-plus financial


advisors work directly with
nearly 7 million clients to
understand their personal
goals from college
savings to retirement -
and create long-term
investment solutions that
emphasize a well-balanced
portfolio and a buy-and-
hold strategy. Edward
Jones embraces the
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Gerald Carmichael
December 14, 1935-
February 17, 2010

erald Carmichael,
74, Branford, Fl
passed away
Wednesday, February 17,
2010 after a short illness.
The Jacksonville, Fl native
moved to Branford from
North Carolina in 2006. He
retired from Georgia Pacif-
ic in Palatka, Fl after
eleven years and was a
member of Mt. Nebo Bap-
tist Church.
He is survived by his
wife Rosalee Carmichael,
Branford, Fl; two daugh-
ters: Roberta Ann Di-
Ramio, South Ponte Vedra
Beach, Fl, Lynn Brooks,
Branford, Fl; three grand-
children: Dustin
Carmichael, Niccolas Di-
Ramio, Ashley Dishman;
two great-grandchildren:
Dustin Blake Carmichael,
Calib Carmichael and little
dog, "Baby".
A memorial service will
be held at 1:00 pm Satur-


day, February 20, 2010 at
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
with Rev. Jimmy Corbin
officiating.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Bran-
ford is in Charge of All
Arrangements.
Please sign the
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SHS Class of 1980
The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is planning their
30 year class reunion. If you were a member, had a
child, sibling or relative as part of the graduating class,
please email your name (maiden and married), ad-
dress, phone number and email address to
shsclassl980@yahoo.com. Or call 386-362-6309 to
leave a message.



County coordinator

field cut to five


Continued From Page 1A


Alice Elizabeth Newton
July 26, 1924-
February 16, 2010

lice Elizabeth
Newton, 85,
Dowling Park, fl
passed away Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 16, 2010.
Daniels Funeral Homes
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Ivie Fowler; Emory Haskell Pience, Brooksville, chosen
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"Many of the City
Clerk's duties require a va-
riety of skills, skills I have
developed over the past
sixteen years," he contin-
ued. "I am a small business
owner who understands
what it takes to effectively
run a business, balance a
budget, make payroll,
solve problems successful-
ly, and satisfy customers. I
have participated in per-
sonal leadership training
courses earning, the Klem-
mer & Associates 'Ph.D. in
Leadership' certificate; I
am a founding board mem-
ber of Future Now Min-
istries, was on the develop-
ment board for the Youth
Leadership Training Pro-
gram at the Advent Christ-
ian Village and most re-
cently, a certified process
server with the 3rd Judicial
Circuit. This has given me
experience with Clerk's of-
fices and lawyers in seven
counties."
Skierski said the role of
city clerk "has great appeal
for me, both professionally
and personally. The city
clerk's duties are many and
varied, and my extensive
professional background in
business has positioned me
to be ideally suited for this
office. If you've read min-
utes of public meetings, or
applied for various per-
mits, certificates or licens-
es, among other things,
you've encountered the
city clerk. The city clerk's
office is the starting point


for those conducting any
city business. And as the
official keeper and source
of city information, the city
clerk must effectively
communicate with the pub-
lic to ensure that all resi-
dents are well-informed
about Live Oak's business.
"My roots run deep for
the only place that I have
called home. My parents,
Joe and Jesse Skierski, are
residents of Live Oak, and
they raised my two broth-
ers and me here. I am also
blessed to be married to
'Cyndi K.' Hayes Skierski
for the past 16 years and
have two incredible boys,
Branson and Bryson. My
family and I are active
members of Melody Chris-
tian Center where Cyndi is
on the praise and worship
team and where we over-
see the 20s and 30s min-
istry.
"I feel strongly about
lending my expertise to the
workings of the place I've
always called home. It's
my belief that beyond the
keeping and provision of
information, the city clerk
can play a crucial role in
motivating residents to
public service and building
consensus with the elected
and appointed officials at
City Hall. It is with pride
and a sense of responsibili-
ty that I would embrace the
work of Live Oak City
Clerk.
"I ask for your vote
Tuesday, May 4 for Quinn
Skierski for Live Oak City
Clerk."


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hit economically by the re-
peated closure of winter
oyster harvesting areas -
one of the county's leading
industries.
Since December, and as
a far back as September,
six major oyster harvesting
areas, or bars, in Franklin
County have been closed
because of heavy rains,
which have washed human
and animal waste into
Apalachicola Bay. The
runoff temporarily contam-
inates oysters, and the wa-
ter must undergo testing to
show that it is safe before
the bars are reopened.
According to Pam
Brownell, director of emer-
gency management for
Franklin County, the cur-
rent situation caused by the
rain and the inability to
harvest oysters is one of
the worst economic chal-
lenges to hit Franklin
County in years.
"Nearly 1,300 workers
were put out of work due to
the bay closure and be-
cause of the restrictions
placed on the bars," she
said. "At least 3,000 people
are directly affected in-
cluding the workers, their
wives and children."
According to Brownell,
the local bay was closed
the entire month of Decem-
ber, rendering hundreds of
locals without work.
"We've got people
whose homes are being re-
possessed, many whose
lights are being turned off,
and still more who are
without food," Brownell
said. "For us, it's a crisis,
but unfortunately it's not
likely that we'll receive
that declaration."
In Suwannee, emergency
management has set up a
collection center at the
Douglas Center Complex,
617 Ontario Avenue SW
Suite 200, where locals can
drop off non-perishable
food items, intimates and
toiletries to help those af-


fected in Franklin County,
said Kimberly Thomas,
SCEM assistant director.
"If the shoe was on the
other foot, I would want
folks to help us out,"
Thomas said. "If people
can spare to give any non-
perishable food, intimates,
toiletries, and personal
items like soap and deodor-
ants, it would all be help-
ful. These people cannot
put food on the table to
feed their children and
there are elderly folks in
need, too."
A flood of e-mails has
been sent stating that "the
food banks in Franklin
County are dry," and ac-
cording to Brownell, that's
the reality of the situation.
She said organizations like
Catholic Charities and the
Salvation Army are doing
all they can to help, but the
need is great and the sup-
ply is limited.
Suwannee County Sher-
iff/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Tony
Cameron said, "almost
everyone over there de-
pends on these oyster bars;
they don't have anything to
fall back on."
Suwannee emergency
personnel have already
called upon local business-
es and organizations to
pitch in, "but we're calling
on the community to help,"
Cameron said.
Anyone who can give is
encouraged to do so.
Folks can drop off dona-
tions Monday through Fri-
day at the Douglas Center
Complex-Suwannee
County Emergency Man-
agement. Monetary dona-
tions are to be sent to:
Franklin County Promise
Coalition, 28 Airport Road,
Apalachicola, FL 32320.
Make checks payable to:
Franklin Promise Coali-
tion, with SEAFOOD
WORKERS written on the
memo line. For questions
call Kimberly Thomas at
386-364-3755 or visit
BayaidFranklin.com.


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Sumannetr lremotrat
Section B
Friday, February 19, 2010


A special
connection
Page 12B


Heart
Matters
By Angie Land


8


make


state
Submitted
Eight Suwannee High
School wrestlers qualified to
wrestled in the State 1A
wrestling tournament in Lake-
land. The wrestlers qualified
during regionals in Green
Cove Springs Feb. 12 and 13.
Travis Laxton won his
fourth regional title. Coming
in second and runners-up are
John Boatright, Josh Key,
Joe McMillan and Jake
Wainwright. Third place
went to Jamie Alvarado,
Aaron Fountain and Logan
Register.
"Good luck to the wrestlers
as they continue on to state
competition this weekend,"
said coach David Laxton.
See more photos inside.
LEFT: A Suwannee wrestler
dominates his match.
RIGHT: A Suwannee wrestler
takes down his opponent.
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runners-up
The Suwannee V
High School boys
basketball team fin-
ished as runner-ups in
district play, after
Williston downed the
Bulldogs 67-53 Sat-
urday. On Friday,
Suwannee beat New
berry 53-38. The
guys played Ocala
Trinity Catholic
Thursday in regionals
playoffs. See a future
edition for informna-
tion.
Newberry game
Jinmmie Taylor 17
Andre Zanders 16
Keith Cherry 7
Marcus Lane 5
Brandon Soler 5
Rashad Gardenhire 3
Williston game
Andre Zanders 18 -:
Keith Cherry 15
Rashad Gardenhire 9
Jinunmie Taylor 8 .
Marcus Lane 3 Getting air.


This Suwannee player gets in the game. See more photos inside.
- Photos: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


SPORTS
COMMENTARY

Before

Venus
Sportabout
By Tom Daniels
While Don
Newcombe was
taking the spot-
light of winning /
baseball's first
Cy Young Award in 1956,
Althea Gibson was play-
ing tennis. She was play-
ing tennis very well. She
was winning the first of
SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 3B

Aline Neveils
is Thunder Alley
Bowler of the Week
By Debbie Rice
Aline led the Monday
Morning Blues with a 588
series making her the
Thunder Alley Bowler of
the Week. She was fol-
lowed by Dave Tripp with
SEE ALINE NEVEILS, PAGE 3B


A few

scenes

of youth

soccer
Suwannee Parks and Recre-
ation 11 to 13 year age group.
Gold team, First Federal Bank
of Florida; Blue team, Santa Fe
Electrical.
See more photos inside.
RIGHT: Colby Guillery, First Fed-
eral Bank of Florida.
FAR RIGHT: Beth Glass, FFBF
and Brooke Lawrence, Santa Fe
Electrical. Photos: Submitted


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SPORTS


SPORTS
COMMENTARY


Before


Venus

Sportabout
By Tom Daniels

Continued From Page 1B

her five Grand Slam
championships. There
were no endorsements or
big money, just a pretty
trophy.
Gibson was the number
1 ranked woman's tennis
player in the world from
1956 through 1958. An
outstanding athlete, she
was also the first black
woman to play on the
Ladies PGA at the age of
37.
In 1971 she was admit-
ted to the Tennis Hall Of
Fame and in 1975 was
named New Jersey's State
Commissioner of Athlet-
ics, the first woman
named to the post. The
person she replaced was
none other than Arnold
Raymond Cream.
Cream is certainly no
one you would know but
Jersey Joe Walcott should
be. In 1951, Walcott at 37
was the oldest man at that
time to win the heavy-
weight boxing champi-
onship. This was not un-
usual because at age 33 he
was the oldest fighter to
fight for a heavyweight
championship. Walcott
defeated Ezzard Charles
for the title and lost it one
year later to Rocky Mar-
ciano.
Jersey Joe was 2-8 in
world championship
fights. He and Charles
were the first heavy-
weight championship
fight to have a black ref-
eree. Jersey Joe did have
one more time in the ring
in 1965. He was the refer-
ee for the second Clay vs.
Liston fight.
Controversy surrounded
the fight and Walcott was
never called on to referee
again. Clay went on to be-
come Muhammad Ali.
Walcott remained com-
missioner until retiring
and would often be seen
with New York's Boxing
Commissioner. Some fel-
low named Floyd Patter-
son.


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529, who by the way, was
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and Chris Rathbun with
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Sassy Seniors with a 541
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Goodman with 546 and
Margaret Pearson with
524. Lorrie Geiger led the
9 Pin No Tap with 639,
followed by Donell
Ritchie with 624 and Tom
Brothers with 619. On the
mens league Thure Olson
was on top again this
week with a 551 series
followed by Sean Pruitt


with 531 and Roger Rath-
bun with 512. I do have to
mention Tim Carver who
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76 pins over his average.
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lowed by Larry Schattle
with 536 and Dave Ward
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Applying nutrients is
essential for good plant
growth, but over-applying
nutrients can harm both
plants and the
environment. Rainfall or
over-irrigation can push
excess nutrients through
the soil profile, which can
ultimately pollute drinking
water and/or lakes and
streams.
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responsibly applying
nutrients to soil is to
determine the amount of
nutrients needed by the
plant or plants in question.
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nutrient contents. The
basic report will provide
pH and lime
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with nitrogen, phosphorus,
and potassium
recommendations. This
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typical Nutrient
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are intensively using an
area, in which case, you
may need a micronutrient
levels report as well. Most
reports provide a
recommendation on
nutrient application in
either pounds per 1000
square feet or pounds per
acre for each nutrient
needed. The next step is
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durability and disease
resistance. These nutrients
are indicated on the
fertilizer bag by numbers
that represent the
percentage of the nutrient
in each pound of material,
such as a 5-10-15. For
example, 5-10-15
indicates 5 lbs. of nitrogen
per 100 lbs. of material.
The next two numbers
refer to P205, which is the
oxidized form of
elemental phosphorus and
also the percentage per
pound of material.
Therefore, in the 5-10-15
fertilizer there is 10 lbs. of
phosphorus. The same
formula applies to
potassium (K), in that the
fertilizer percentage refers
to the oxidized form of K,
which is K20. There is 15
lbs of potassium (K) per
100 lbs of material in the
5-10-15 fertilizer material.
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of N-P-K in the fertilizer.
Some key points to
remember when fertilizing
lawns and gardens are: (1)
use a slow release
fertilizer if feasible and
available; (2) mow often
and leave clippings on the
lawn as fertilizer; (3) be
careful not to spread
fertilizer on sidewalks
and/or driveways; (4) be
sure to calibrate your
spreader correctly; (5) use
compost or
manures/organic fertilizers
at a conservative rate.
Organic fertilizers, such as
manures or compost, break
down slowly and make
nutrients available for
longer periods. Also, in
flowerbeds and gardens,
it's been proven that plants
do better if fertilizer is
applied next to the plants
verses broadcasting the
fertilizer over the entire
area. This practice uses
less fertilizer too, saving
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and Troop Chaplain Liz Hallman. They were recognized during the service by Pastor David McKeithen and allowed to share the Scout Oath and Law as well as lead the Pledge of Alle-
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Boy Scout Troop 408 has 15 active scouts that participate in hikes and
camping trips monthly. They are currently striving to learn more about
their local community and the projects that they can participate in to pro-
tect and preserve it. On a recent hike at Twin Rivers State Forest they re-
moved trash and litter to help future enjoyment of visitors as well as for
protection of wildlife and the environment. They have recently visited lo-
cal state parks, state forests, and Suwannee River Water Management
lands for adventure as well as educational opportunities in their area. The
current senior patrol leader of Troop 408 is David Collins.


Troop 408 Scout Joseph Sanderson at Camp Shands.


Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 408, David Collins.


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Pack 570
We are Cub Scout Pack 570 from
Branford. We meet on Monday
nights at 6:30 at Beachville Advent
Christian Church. We have approxi-
mately 22 scouts. Our scouts partici-
pate in many different activities
year round. Some of the activities
include: camping, archery, bb guns,
museum visits, community service
projects and much more. Our scouts
are learning about citizenship and
other important values. If interested
or for more information on scouting
in Branford please contact Crystal
Lyons at 386-935-2371 or Jessica
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010


CHURCH CALENDAR


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


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


Ongoing church meetings

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


days from 7-10 a.m.; clothes ministry, first and third
Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 386-362-1583.
Greater Visions Support Group
Addictions Support Group Greater Visions, a faith-based
addictions support group Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fri-
days at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Central
Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the
Suwannee County Mall. Group provides spiritual and
emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386-
208-1345.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday, 6:30
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee;
free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring
a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will of-

SEE CHURCH, PAGE 11B


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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
571827-F
BIXLER MEMORIAL
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
1 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 .
571829-F

ANGLICAN

FAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH
9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake City
1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia County line
Rev. Don Wilson
] www.ficang.org
SUNDAY
Holy Communion..........................9:30 am
1928 Book Of Common Prayer
Bible Study................................ 10:45 am
For more information:
Church Office 754-2827
Rev. Wilson 208-9882 571832-F

APOSTOLIC

HEALING DELIVERANCE PERFECTING
THE SAINTS OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
"A CHURCH WHERE JESUS IS LORD"
517 Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064
386-364-1607
SERVICES
SUNDAY & THURSDAY 5 p.m.
E-MAIL: luesimpson@windstrear.com
INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE
WEBSITE: www.healingdeliveranceministries.com
DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
OR CALL 364-1607
JACKSONVILLE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
(GRADUATE STUDIES)
REVELATION MESSAGE BIBLE COLLEGE
(UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES)
IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL,
REVELATION MESSAGE CHRISTIAN
INSTITUTE
1] SERVICES: 2nd SUNDAYS 11 A.M.
AT 104 BEECH STREET, LIVE OAK, FL 32064
SENIOR PASTOR & FACILITATOR:
DR. LINDA SIMPSON 574694-F






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571923-F


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF DOWLING PARK
the Joy of Jesus"
Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor
11274 235th Lane
(In ,.. 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
571835-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 ,......1.
Evening Worship.............................

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


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

.5:50-8:00 pm
.5:30-6:30 pm
.6:45-8:00 pm
.6:00-8:00 pm
.6:30-7:30 pm
571839-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 . 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
571841-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.
571849-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 D inner..............................................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
571855-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
Fam ily N ,i ,,i t' p r.....................
AWANA Club................................
_ .. M meeting ..............................


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


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


Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together... but encouraging one another.
Hebrews 10:25 577497-F


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WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
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For information call Charles Walker
386-364-4601

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.
571851 -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
571852-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 Worship........................
Evening Worship.............................
Depth (Student Bible Study)...........
WEDNESDAY
Fam ily Supper.................................
K idz C lub ........................................
Discipleship Classes for Adults.......
Flood Student Worship....................


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

..5:00 pm
..6:00 pm
..6:30 pm
..6:30 pm
571854-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 worship ... ................................... 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
571856-F
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.. ...1. 1,-. .., .i..n
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
571858-F


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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
571860-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
574689-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
571864-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
571866-F

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DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS (WITH VEGETABLE)
Open 7 Days 5:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
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fering and donations taken to benefit the roof building
fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and pick-
ers, if you want to perform or for more information, con-
tact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after 6
p.m.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)
A faith-based support group for mothers with infants to
school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other
moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities;
9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, September-
May) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-1583.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth


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


Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting; 5:30 p.m.; first
Saturday; SRRC Arena in Branford; and 5:30 p.m., second
Saturday; Suwannee County Coliseum Arena, Live Oak.
"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.
Wanted Wanted Wanted!
Pregnancy Crisis Center, 112 Piedmont Street, Live Oak
needs volunteers. Info: 386-330-2229.
Wellborn Church of God
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship at
10:30 a.m. Thursday night Bible class at 7 p.m. Tuesday
nights at 7 p.m. Home Front Ministry for women. Church
located at P.O. Box 418, Wellborn. Call 386-752-8479 to
speak with Pastor W.C. Cobb for more information.


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INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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 571868-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
571869-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" 571870-F

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
Comer 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
571871-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 worship .....................................................11:00 am
Communion First Sunday of every month
571872-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 571873-F

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


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


..9:30 am
.10:30 am
10:30 am
..6:00pm
..7:30pm
571875-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 orn ing 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, V.I.B.E. Youth Church, Young
Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class
FRIDAY
Prayer at the Gates of the City ..........7:00 8:15 am
571876-F


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAYADVENTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Brandon White
11239 SR51, 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 ...................................


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
W omen's Bible Study................................ 10 am
571895-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 en's Crusaders.................................. 7:00 pm
Chancel Choir........................................7:30 pm
Nursery i I 1. 1,. .i
9:00 and 11:00 services
571897-F


UNITED METHODIST

PINE GROVE UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
5300 CR 136A, Live Oak
Phone (386) 362-5595
Pastor George Swearengin
SUNDAY


Sunday School.................
Choir Practice..................
.7:00 p.m. Traditional Service..........
571882-F Sunday Evening Service..
M


Prayer Service..................
WE


MONDAY

WEDNESDAY


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

...7:00 p.m.


Youth Group Service ..............................................5:00 p.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal ...........................................6:00 p.m .
B ible Study .............................................................7:00 p.m .
"Enter to Worship.... Depart to Service"
571900-F

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


Bible Study


7:00 pm
571908-F


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REGAINING CIVILITY


WHETHER WE HAVE BECOME A LESS CIVIL
NATION HAS BEEN WIDELY DISCUSSED OF
LATE. FROM POLITICIANS AND "TALKING HELP? HURT?
HEADS" SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER TO
CELEBRITIES THROWING TEMPER
TANTRUMS, TO THE EVERYDAY
INCIVILITIES ON OUR ROADWAYS AND IN
OUR MARKETPLACES. THERE IS A GENERAL
SENSE THAT WE HAVE BECOME A NATION
OF ILL-TEMPERED BOORS. THAT IS THE
BAD NEWS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IN
RECOGNIZING OUR INCIVILITY THERE IS
HOPE FOR REDEMPTION. PERHAPS WE
NEED ETIQUETTE LESSONS FROM EMILY
POST, OR CIVICS CLASSES IN OUR HIGH
SCHOOL. BUT, ON A MORE BASIC LEVEL,
PERHAPS WE JUST NEED TO RECOGNIZE
THAT THE PROBLEM ARISES BECAUSE WE
HAVE CULTIVATED INDIVIDUALISM AND ITS CORRESPONDING SELFISHNESS
TO SUCH AN EXTREME THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN A CENTRAL TEACHING
OF CHRISTIANITY, AND INDEED OF ALL TRUE RELIGION. AFTER ALL, ISN'T
LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF THE LYNCH PIN OF BOTH MORALS
AND MANNERS? A SIMPLE LITMUS TEST FOR EVERY THOUGHT, WORD AND
DEED IS TO ASK ONESELF WHETHER ONE INTENDS TO HELP OR HURT WITH
ONE'S WORDS OR DEEDS. IF OUR INTENTION IS TO HELP, THEN WE CAN BE
PRETTY SURE THAT WE ARE BEING CIVIL, WHEREAS IF OUR TRUE INTENTION
IS TO HURT SOMEONE, EITHER EMOTIONALLY OR PHYSICALLY, WE CAN BE
PRETTY CERTAIN THAT WE ARE NOT BEING CIVIL. So, WE SHOULD
CONSIDER OUR ACTIONS IN THAT LIGHT, WHETHER THEY ARE INTENDED TO
HELP OR HURT SOMEONE, AND STRIVE TO ALWAYS COME DOWN ON THE
SIDE OF CIVILITY.







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RELIGION


A special connection


"This is my Son,
whom I love; with
Him I am well
pleased." The Bible
records God's dec-
laration of love in
Matthew 3:17, fol-
lowing Jesus' bap-
tism and marking
the beginning of
his ministry here
on earth. The Fa-
ther was obviously
delighted with His


Son. I have always
believed that God uses the
Father and Son connection
to describe His relationship
to Jesus so that it would be
more comprehensible for
us, and today maybe I do
understand at least a hint of
what this verse describes.
My oldest son, Cory, just
celebrated his 21st birthday
... and 21 years ago his
Daddy and I experienced
the single greatest change
of our lives! Admittedly,
there were times over the
last several years that we
wondered if we would
make it (any parents re-
late?). But we did...and on
this side there is such an
overwhelming love for our
firstborn and anticipation
for his future; and for our
second, and our third. Be-
ing the oldest, Cory always
paved the way for his
brother and sister, breaking
his parents in to all the ups
and downs of raising chil-
dren. More than once we
have realized a better way
to handle a situation after
going through it the first
time with him. I guess that
is the burden of being the
oldest, and perhaps ex-
plains the Jewish custom of
the firstborn receiving the
double portion of inheri-
tance. Maybe they deserve
it!
It is easy for us to under-
stand why God was well
pleased with Jesus, after all
He walked through life
perfectly and without sin.
Our children, like their par-
ents, inherited and struggle
with a sin nature. Being
"well pleased" with our
children can be a daily
variable, but what if we
made it a decision that was
based more on who they
are than what they
achieve? I believe it is in-
tentional that God pro-
nounced His declaration
before Jesus' ministry even
began. He had yet to per-
form any miracles or


preach any ser-
mons, or complete
His amazing work
on the cross. Yet,
God was pleased
with Him...because
of who He was,
not his accomplish-
ments. This per-
spective should en-
courage us not to
discount decisions
our children make
that might not be


our preference, re-
alizing they are different
and separate from us.
Hopefully it will also make
it easier for us to relax and
allow our children to make
mistakes, stumble and
learn, and grow, without
fear that their struggles re-
flect some flaw in us.
So on this anniversary of
being a parent for 21 years
and having raised our first-
born to be a "legal adult",
of this we are sure: Cory,
we are well pleased with
you, because you are creat-
ed in the image of God,
and God has fearfully and
wonderfully made you to
love life, your family and
helping others. To enjoy a
home-cooked meal, the his-
tory channel and competi-
tion of any kind. He made
you one of a kind, unique!
We are well pleased be-
cause out of all the parents
God could have given you,
He gave you to us and we
are forever blessed because
of it, and watch with antici-
pation to see how your life
unfolds. We pray that our
love has given you roots
that will help you find your
wings.
I know the plans I have
for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and
not harm you, and to give
you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Because Every
Heart Matters
Angie

Heart Matters is a week-
ly column written by Angie
Land, Director of the Fam-
ily Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Associa-
tion, where she teaches
i./Ii. studies, leads mar-
, ,... and family confer-
ences and offers biblical
(.., ,,*.. ;in.. to individuals,
couples and families. Con-
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Church to offer bible course


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Heart

Matters
By Angie Land


NEWS FROM YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

February and March:


Healthy Floridians Months


By Mary Ward
Suwannee County Health
Department
The Suwannee County Health
Department and Florida Department
of Health (DOH) announce the
kickoff of "Healthy Floridians
Months" to promote physical
activity and healthy nutrition for
Floridians of all ages and abilities.
This year the Suwannee County
Health Department is encouraging
individuals to make healthy living a
habit that takes place not only during
Healthy Floridians months, but a
habit that lasts throughout the year.
This is the seventh year that
Suwannee County Health
Department and ITS partners will
have the opportunity to highlight the
variety of opportunities available in


their communities that promote
healthy lifestyles. For several years,
DOH has promoted healthy
lifestyles through "Step Up,
Florida!" which was renamed in
2009 to "Healthy Floridians
Months" to align with the
recommendations of the Governor's
Council on Physical Fitness.
February's focus on being healthy
is to obtain physical activity. We are
very fortunate to live in a state and a
county in which we have nice
weather plus wonderful state and
county parks, trails and safe
neighborhoods to exercise in. We
have several state of the art fitness
centers in Live Oak and Branford
that offer exercise classes and
personal trainers to help you meet
your fitness goals. Walking is


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new walking path at the First
Federal SportsPlex that I really
enjoy using and there is the
Greenway in Branford for both bikes
(don't forget your helmet) and foot
traffic.
If you have questions about how
to get started on a walking program
or about implementing a Worksite
Wellness Program, please contact
Mary Ward, Healthy Communities,
Healthy People Coordinator with the
Suwannee County Health
Department at
Mary_Ward@doh.state.fl.us or 386-
362-2708 extension 259.
To learn more about the
Governor's C. -tw. i on Physical
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Help Wanted




TRACK
(FOOD STORE)
CUSTOMER SALES
ASSOCIATES
Now taking applications for
Part time and Full Time
positions Prior register and
deli experience a plus Must
be Dependable,
Hardworking, Motivated and
Honest Please apply in
person at the Mayo Fast
Track 391 E Main St. Mayo,
FI 32066

INSTRUCTIONAL
COORDINATOR OF
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
WANTED
at North Florida Community
College, Madison FL.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.


MARKETING LIAISON
RN preferred with strong sales
/marketing background to
identify & develop lead sources
for 2 skilled nursing facilities in
Stark and Live Oak. Conduct
onsite clinical reviews to
determine appropriateness for
SNF admission. Facilitate all
aspects of a smooth
transfer/admission process.
Ideal candidate has current FL
license, 3-5 years experience in
marketing and sales pref. in
healthcare. Must have SNF/LTC
exp. & a valid driver's license.
Extensive local travel req.
Attractive salary & benefits.
Send email to:
groberts@gulfcoasthealthcare.com
Or fax resume to Admin.
at 386-362-4417
www.gulfcoasthealthcare.com

Ministry Assistant Full-time
Ministry Assistant needed for
local church. Duties include
receptionist, data entry,
spreadsheet preparation,
creating church publications and
assistant to ministry staff.
Requirements of positions: HS
diploma, working knowledge of
Microsoft Publishing, Excel and
Word as well as general
secretarial skills. Please call 386-
362-1583

TEMPORARY
MAINTENANCE
POSITION
Full Time.
Carpentry, Renovation, &
Flooring Exp. Required. Must
have good work history. Apply in
person at Suwannee Health &
Rehab,
1620 East Helvenston St.
Live Oak Fl. 32064
EOE/V/D/M/F

Network Administrator
(Full-time hourly position)
wanted at
North Florida Community
College, Madison FL.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.


127 Howard Street E.,
Live Oak, FL
Phone: 386-362-4539
Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478
Se Habla Espanol
(EMAIL: info@poolerealty.com)


LIBRARY AIDE II
PART-TIME
LEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Suwannee River Regional
Library is currently seeking
applicants for the position of
regular part-time Library Aide
II at the Lee Public Library.
The applicant will work
approximately 8 hours per
week and also be used as a
substitute during other days of
the week when needed.
Minimum qualifications include
graduation from a standard
high school, ability to type and
experience with Internet and
computer software. Library
experience is desired. Salary
is $7.25 to $10.24 per hour
depending on qualifications
and experience.
Interested applicants may
obtain an application at the
Lee, Greenville or Madison
Public Libraries, or at the
Suwannee County
Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Ave.,
Live Oak, FL 32064,
telephone (386) 362-6869.
Applicants are encouraged to
submit resumes, letters of
reference and other
biographical information with
their applications. All
applications must be returned
to the Administrative Services
Department in Live Oak.
Position will remain open until
filled. The Suwannee County
Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity
employer that does not
discriminate against any
qualified employee or
applicant because of race,
color, national origin, sex,
including pregnancy, age,
disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals
are encouraged to apply. All
applicants subject to a pre-
employment physical.
"Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of
employment."


Jobs Wanted

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

Personals

SCRABBLE ANYONE? Please
call 386-658-2801

Lost & Found

LOST 4 MONTH OLD KITTEN:
Lost around 163rd Dr Live Oak.
She's White w/Grey ears, Grey
on right hip & tail. Green & White
Flee collar on. 386-364-4528


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Lawns/Landscaping

FOR SALE LARGE ROLLS
PENSACOLA BAHIA HAY:
Price negotiable Call 386-365-
7582

Vocational

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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.

LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
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huge breakfast bar, screened porch and on 5 serene acres.
$169,500. Call Kellie MLS#73499


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OFFICE FURNITURE: Desks,
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6333

Garage/Yard Sales

YARD SALE: Sat 2/20 9-6 5467
193rd Rd. Live Oak, 90W to
193rd Rd. Twin Beds, Mobile
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Ladies Clothes, Lots of MISC.

Apartments for Rent

FirstDay
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NOTICE
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newspaper is subject to the Fai
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limi
station or discrimination based oi
race, color, religion, sex, disabili
ty, familial status or national ori
gin, or an intention, to make an,
such preference, limitation an(
discrimination." Familial status in
cludes children under the age o
18 living with parents or legal cus
todians, pregnant women ani
people securing custody of chil
dren under 18.
This newspaper will not know
ingly accept any advertising fo
real estate which is in violation o
the law. Our readers are hereb,
informed that all dwellings adver
tised in this newspaper are availa
ble on an equal opportunity basis
To complain of discrimination cal
HUD toll-free 1-800-669-9777
The toll-free number for the hear
ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Houses for Rent

FirstDay
HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba CHA, Fridge,
Stove, Seperate storage bldg.
new paint & hardwood floors
$600 + 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

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HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba CHA,
Washer/Dryer Hook-up, Extra
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closets 1 mile from Live Oak. NO
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Suwannee River. Singlewide
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$650/month, $1000 deposit.
Contact: 386-935 2256

NICE DWMH for rent near the
spirit of suwannee. $650.00 per
month. First month rent plus a
$650.00 security deposit. Call
Dan at 386-590-1976

RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY
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24X60. 1440sf, 3bd/2ba, on 10
acres. Large 3 car garage. Horse
stalls, RV carport. Fenced in
pastures. Washer & Dryer
included. Large back porch.
Gated entrance. $1,000mo. 772-
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private acres, N. of Live Oak,
$590/mo + small down pay 386-
867-1833

Office Space for Rent
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT:
Space available for your
requirement. Call Annette 386-
362-4629

Homes for Sale

RECENTLY FORECLOSED,
Special Financing Available, Any
Credit, Any Income. 2Bd/1Ba,
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$30K, $500 Down $380/mo 352-
498-3881

FirstDay
FOR SALE BY OWNER:
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Suwannee Legals
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a financial
workshop on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,
2010 at 9:00 A.M. at the EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC),
DOUGLASS CENTER COMPLEX, 617
ONTARIO AVENUE, SUITE 200, LIVE
OAK, FLORIDA.
2/19


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD will meet at the following
locations on the following date and times:
TUESDAY February 23. 2010
School Board Meetina Room. 702-2nd
Street. NW. Live Oak. Florida
2:00 p.m. Expulsion Issues (Private)
Branford Elementary School Cafeteria
26801 SR 247. Branford. Florida
5:55 p.m. Public Hearing
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
School Board meetings are open to the
public with the exception of Expulsion
Issues, which are private. Anyone
present wishing to appeal any decision
made during the Regular Meeting will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the meeting is made, including any
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Jerry A. Scarborough
Superintendent of Schools
2/19


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-00359
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
a Florida banking corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GILBERTO GIRALDO and
LUCYWAGNER, husband and wife
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
GILBERTO GIRALDO
3371 NW 22ned Street
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
LUCYWAGNER
3371 NW 22nd Street
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure
action has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, PA., the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 1129, Chiefland, FL 32644, on or
before thirty (30) days from date of first
publication of this Notice, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on February 9, 2010.
SEAL


2/19, 26


PUB
This is to infor
County will hol
and walk-thru for
of six (6) single
Suwannee C
program.
This meeting
February 25, 20
at Suwannee FI
Inc. Office 1171
2 Live Oak, Flori


PUBLIC NOTICE The conference
February 22. 2010 at 5:30 P.M. mandatory, no ex
who plan to
Suwannee District Schools Economic Cour
2010-2011 contractor to be
Federal Program Planning Meeting general liability
$1,000,000.00,
Suwannee District School 2010-2011 Occurrence Ins
Federal Programs: NCLB/Title I, II, III, Comp Insurance
VI, X, and Individuals with Disabilities bid opening.
Education Act (IDEA) planning meeting
will be Monday, February 22, 2010 at Original bids for
5:30 P.M. in the Suwannee County by 12:00 noon, -
School Board Meeting Room, 702 at Suwannee R
Second Street, NW, Live Oak. All staff, Inc. Office, 11
parents, community members, private Bldg 2, Live Oal
schools, and other stakeholders, who mark envelope "
have an interest in the above referenced Homeowner". B
programs are encouraged to attend and awarded Tuesda
provide input into the planning of next 12:30 p.m.
year's applications. Information about the
NCLB Choice Program for 2010-2011 Suwannee River
school year will also be provided. For has the right to
more information, please call Lila The bids will be
Goodgame Udell, Federal Programs cost effective bas
Director at 647-4638 or Elizabeth 2/19
Simpson Exceptional Student Education
Director at 647-4631.
2/19

TARE TESTS
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by
appointment): TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education) at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE


Barry Baker, Clerk of Court
By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk


LIC NOTICE
*m you that Suwannee
d a pre-bid conference
r the weatherization work
a-family dwellings in the
county Weatherization

will be held Thursday,
10, beginning at 8:00 am
liver Economic Council,
Nobles Ferry Road, Bldg
da.
e and walk-thru is
exceptions, for contractors
bid. Suwannee River
icil, Inc. requires each
properly licensed, carry
insurance of at least
POI (Pollution
iurance) and Workers
(No Exemptions) before

these units will be due
Tuesday, March 2, 2010,
River Economic Council,
71 Nobles Ferry Road
k, Florida 32060. Please
Sealed Bid for Name of
ids to be opened and
ay, March 2, 2010, at


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 61-2009-CA-000333
CITIMORGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MELVIN HINSON, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MELVIN HINSON
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown defendants who
may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property:
LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 5, LIBERTY
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 900 South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920 on or
before March 29, 2010, (no later than 30
days from the date of the first publication
of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at SUWANNEE County, Florida,
this 11th day of February, 2010.
(COURT SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Sharon Hale
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-64925TCFM
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
SUWANNEE County Courthouse at 386-
362-0500, 1-800-955-8711 (TDD) or 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
2/19, 26


* Economic Council, Inc.
reject any and all bids.
e awarded on the most
sis.



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required. Pre-registration & schedul-
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FULL TIME VICTIM ADVOCATE
Grant Funded Position in Live Oak
Guardian ad Litem Office, 40 hrs per week, salary $26,000/yr no
Benefits. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Criminology, Counseling or
Psychology or two years comparable service in advocacy or the
provision of victim care services, ability to be honest and respect
confidentiality of victims, exhibit a warm and caring manner, excellent
communication skills, ability to work independently and work well
with others of various ages, professions and backgrounds and maintain
a strong commitment to Victims of Crime. EOE.
Send state application to:
Guardian ad Litem Program 213 Howard St., Live Oak, Florida 32064
Deadline for submission March 1, 2010 at 5pm 578782akv


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Suwannee Legals
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-441-CA
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC., etc.
Plaintiffs,
vs.
EDNA HARMON, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Edna Harmon
Last Known Address
22831 43rd Dr. Map 173
Lake City FL 32024
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclosure a mortgage on the following
property in Suwannee County Florida:
Tract 186, of Section C of SUWANNEE
RANCHETTE DEVELOPMENT OF
FLORIDA, INC., a subdivision
according to the Plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 112, of
the public records of Suwannee
County, Florida.
Together with 1998 Redman,
Newmoon 28X48 manufactured Home,
Serial No: FLA-14612650AB
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on lance Paul
Cohen, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Cohen & Thurston, PA., 1723
Blanding Boulevard, Suite 102,
Jacksonville, Florida 32210, within thirty
(30) days from the first date of
publication of this notice, on or before
March 15, 2010, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on the 29th day of January, 2010.
SEAL
BARRY A. BAKER
CLERK OF THE COURT
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk
Lance Paul Cohen, Esquire
COHEN & THURSTON, PA.
1723 Blanding Boulevard, Suite 102
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
904/388-6500
2/12, 19


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-278-CA
Division: Circuit Civi
LINDA N. ESPOSITO,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TANAYRI ALVAREZ,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
TANAYRI ALVAREZ, Defendant, and to
all parties claiming interest by,
through, under or against Defendant,
and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the
property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been
designated as defendant in a legal
proceeding filed against you for
Complaint for Foreclosure. The action
involves real property in SUWANNEE
County, Florida, more fully described as
follows:
Lot 7, Turkey Ridge Settlement Unit
Two, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 272, of
the Public Records of Suwannee
County, Florida.
Tax Parcel ID #: 02936000070
Mailing Address:
7750 156th Terrace,
Live Oak, FL 32060
The action was instituted in the Third
Judicial Circuit Court, SUWANNEE
County, Florida, and is styled LINDA N.
ESPOSITO vs. TANAYRI ALVAREZ.
You are hired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to the action on
LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 905 SW Baya
Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or
before March 25, 2010, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on LLOYD E.
PETERSON, JR. or immediately after
service; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
The Court has authority in this suit to
enter a judgment or decree in the
Plaintiff's interest which will be binding
upon you.
DATED: February 9, 2010
BARRY A. BAKER
Clerk of the Third Judicial Circuit
Court SUWANNEE County, Florida
By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk
2/19,26


569563-F


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


BUSINESSES & SERVICES


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


PUBLIC NOTICE
This is to inform you that Hamilton
County will hold a pre-bid conference
and walk-thru for the weatherization work
of six (6) single-family dwellings in the
Hamilton County Weatherization
program.
This meeting will be held Monday,
February 22, 2010, beginning at 8:00 am
at Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Outreach Office, 1114 NW US
Highway 41, Jasper, Florida 32052.
The conference and walk-thru is
mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors
who plan to bid. Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed, carry
general liability insurance of at least
$1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution
Occurrence Insurance) and Workers
Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before
bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due
by 12:00 noon Thursday, February 25,
2010, at Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 1114 Nw
US Highway 41, Jasper, Florida 32052.
Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for
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and awarded Thursday, February 25,
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has the right to reject any and all bids.
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Board, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live
Oak, FL 32064 until Friday, February
26, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. at 4:00 PM. Bids
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following:
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The Board of County Commissioners
may accept all or part of any bid. Any bid
received after Friday, February 26, 2010
at 4:00 P.M., will be retained at the Clerk
of Court Office unopened and will not be
considered. The Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, waive formalities
and readvertiseand award the bid in the
best interest of Suwannee County.
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does not discriminate because of race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
status.
The Board of County Commissioners
requires a Sworn Statement under
section 287.133(3)(a), F.S., on Public
Entity Crimes.
Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents
may contact the Administrative Services
Department, at 386/364-3410. Any
questions concerning the bid
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Suwannee Legals

Continued from Page 3C

BID SOLICITATION

BID NO. 2010-01

The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners, Suwannee County,
Florida will receive sealed bids, at the
Clerk of Court Cashier Window at the
Courthouse, Attention: Clerk to the
Board, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live
Oak, FL 32064 until Friday, February
26, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. Bids will be
publicly opened and read aloud at the
Live Oak City Hall Meeting Room, 101
S.W. White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida
32064 on Tuesday, March, 2010 at 9:00
A.M. or thereafter, for the following:

HAULING OF LIMEROCK
FORTHE SUWANNEE COUNTY
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Board of County Commissioners
may accept all or part of any bid. Any bid
received after Friday, February 26, 2010
at 4:00 P.M., will be retained at the Clerk
of Court Office unopened and will not be
considered. The Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, waive formalities
and readvertise and award the bid in the
best interest of Suwannee County.

The Board of County Commissioners
does not discriminate because of race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
status.

The Board of County Commissioners
requires a Sworn Statement under
section 287.133(3)(a), FS., on Public
Entity Crimes.

Anyone wishing to obtain bid documents
may contact the Administrative Services
Department, at 386/364-3410. Any
questions concerning the bid
specifications should be directed to Jerry
Sikes, Public Works Director at (386)362-
3992.

All bids must be submitted in triplicate
and labeled on the outside of the
envelope as "ATTENTION: CLERK TO
THE BOARD, SEALED BID NO. 2010-
01 FOR HAULING OF LIMEROCK FOR
THE SUWANNEE COUNTY PUBLIC
WORKS DEPARTMENT."

WESLEY WAINWRIGHT, CHAIRMAN
SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS
2/12, 19


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 61-2009-CA-000296

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING LP,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CHAD MICHAEL CHEESMAN, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CHAD MICHAEL CHEESMAN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
270 Oliver Street W
Jacksonville, FL 32234

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in SUWANNEE County, Florida:

A PART OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST,
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID
NORTHWEST QUARTER AND RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 26
SECONDS EAST, 668.0 FEET FOR A
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 0 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, 1300.51 FEET TO
THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
QUAIL RUN ROAD; THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ON SAID RIGHT OF
WAY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE
TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF
503.59 FEET, AN INCLUDED ANGLE
OF 18 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 48
SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE
OF 163.45 FEET; THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY AND
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A
RADIUS OF 193.60 FEET; AN
INCLUDED ANGLE OF 53 DEGREES
07 MINUTES 48 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 179.52 FEET;
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 503.59 FEET;
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 1 DEGREE
04 MINUTES 43 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 9.48 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 47
MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 1344.54
FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
NORTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 26
SECONDS WEST, 336.5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH: NON-EXCLUSIVE
EASEMENT RIGHTS AS CREATED BY
THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT FOR
DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 230, PAGE 185; QUIT
CLAIM DEED RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 339, PAGE
555, ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
OVER, UNDER AND ACROSS THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LANDS:

WOODCOCK DRIVE
A 60 FOOT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 15 EAST AND IN SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 15
EAST, WHOSE CENTERLINE IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6 AND
RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 27
MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE THEREOF, 1850.0
FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING
FOR SAID ROAD CENTERLINE;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 28 DEGREES 17
MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, 357.56
FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 400.00 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 27
DEGREES 32 MINUTES 53 SECONDS
FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 192.32
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 44
MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, 1542.60
FEET TO THE END OF SAID 60.0 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 44 MINUTES 53 SECONDS
EAST, 40.0 FEET TO THE RADIUS
POINT OF 50.0 FOOT RADIUS CUL-
DE-SAC.

SANDPIPER LANE
A 60 FOOT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
LYING IN THE WEST HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION
31, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 15
EAST WHOSE CENTERLINE IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS


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COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 31 AND
RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 49 MINUTES
28 SECONDS WEST, 830.95 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 28
MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 1900.0
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES
56 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST,
1044.36 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 11 SECONDS
EAST, 127.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST, 85.77 FEET FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING FOR SAID 60 FOOT
ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES
30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID
ROAD, 391.90. FEET; THENCE SOUTH
55 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 11
SECONDS EAST, 257.79 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 56
MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, 414.84
FEET TO THE END OF SAID 60 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 55
DEGREES 03 MINUTES 11 SECONDS
EAST, 20 FEET TO THE RADIUS POINT
OF A 50.0 FOOT RADIUS CUL-DE-
SAC.

QUAIL RUN ROAD
A 60 FOOT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF
SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 15 EAST AND A PART OF
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 15 EAST WHOSE
CENTERLINE IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 31 AND RUN NORTH 0
DEGREES 49 MINUTES 28 SECONDS
WEST, 830.95 FEET FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING FOR SAID CENTERLINE;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 28
MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 1698.25
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 400.0 FEET, AN
INCLUDED ANGLE OF 53 DEGREES
32 MINUTES 06 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 373.74 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 56
MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, 715.27
FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 398.33 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 35
DEGREES 27 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
FOR ARC DISTANCE OF 246.45 FEET
TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE;
THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 274.11 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 65
DEGREES 25 MINUTES 45 SECONDS
FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 313.02
FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE
CURVE; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 657.60 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 29
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 45 SECONDS
FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 344.08
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES
56 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST,
711.47 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 400.0 FEET, AN
INCLUDED ANGLE OF 53 DEGREES
30 MINUTES 51 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 373.60 FEET TO
THE END OF SAID CURVE; (SAID
POINT BEING ON THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 31); THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SAID
SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 31, 425.77
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE;
THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 473.59 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 26
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 54 SECONDS
FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OR 219.58
FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE
CURVE; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 223.60 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 53
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 48 SECONDS


FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 207.34
FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE
CURVE; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 473.59 FEET,
AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 26
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 54 SECONDS
FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 219.58
FEET, THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES
27 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST,
266.36 FEET TO THE END OF SAID 60
FOOT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 27
MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 40.0
FEET TO THE RADIUS POINT OF A
50.0 FEET RADIUS CUL-DE-SAC AND
THE END OF SAID ROAD
CENTERLINE.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida Default
Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634,
and file the original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or
petition.

This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
The Suwannee Democrat.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 2nd day of February, 2010.

Barry Baker
Clerk of the Court

By:Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09076674
2/12, 19

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 61-2009-CA-000433

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES V. BRAKFIELD, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LEONA C. BRAKFIELD
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
9494 135TH DRIVE
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in SUWANNEE County, Florida:

LOT 10, OLD SUGAR MILL FARMS,
PHASE 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 450, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA;
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LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERETO
BEARING ID NOS. HOGA20K03047A
AND HOGA20K03047B

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida Default
Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634,
and file the original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or
petition.

This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
The Suwannee Democrat.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 2nd day of February, 2010.


SEAL


replacement of the HVAC system in
Building #6 at Suwannee Middle School
as shown on the drawings and
specifications by Powell and Hinkle
Engineering. The work to be done under
this contract includes, but is not limited
to; providing all labor, materials,
supervision, equipment, incidentals, and
related items necessary to complete the
work in accordance with the
specifications contained herein.

A mandatory Pre Bid meeting will be held
at 9:00 am on February 22, 2010.
Location of the pre bid meeting will be at
the SCSB Facilities Department 1729
SW Walker St. Live Oak, Fla. 32064.
Inquiries for directions and Pre Bid
meeting are to be made to Mark Carver,
Facilities Director,
HYPERLINK
"maillto:mcarver@suwannee.k12.fl.us"mc
arver@suwannee.k12.fl.us, 386-647-
4151.


A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING
WILL BE HELD AT THE SUWANNEE
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
Barry Baker FACILITIES DEPARTMENT OFFICE, ON
Clerk of the Court MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 AT 9:00
A.M.


By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09114098
2/12, 19

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 61-2008-CA-267

LASALLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3

Plaintiff,

JOHNNY L. DANIELS A/K/A JOHNNY
DANIELS; STEPHANIE R. DANIELS;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT II, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
Defendants,

Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Suwannee County, Florida, will on the
8th day of April, 2010, at 11:00 o'clock
A.M. at Front steps, 200 S Ohio Avenue,
Suwannee County Courthouse in Live
Oak, Florida 32060, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following described
property situate in Suwannee County,
Florida:

The North 199.00 feet of the South
800.00 feet of the West 231.00 feet of
the Northwest Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of SW 1/4)
of Section 32, Township 2 South
Range 14 East, Suwannee County,
Florida. Subject to existing County
Road Right-of-Way.

pursuant to the Final Judgment entered
in a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.

Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the
foreclosure sale, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim on same with the Clerk
of Court within 60 days after the
foreclosure sale.

WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 9th day of February, 2010.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, for the
provision of the certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administration at
200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live oak, Florida
32060, Telephone (386)364-3498 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document. If you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.


SEAL


CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Lindsay Williams Brown
BUTLER & HOSCH, RA.
3185 S. Conway Road
Suite E
Orlando, FL 32812
(407)381-5200
2/19,26

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
SUWANNEE COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
702 2ND STREET NW
LIVE OAK, FL 32064
RFP NO. 10-201

Suwannee County School Board is
seeking bids from Mechanical
Contractors for the complete


BID PACKS MAY BE PICKED UP FROM
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PRIOR TO THE MANDATORY PRE-BID
MEETING OR YOU MAY REQUEST A
BID PACK BY ELECTRONIC
SUBMISSION BY PHONING (386) 647-
4152. A SIGN IN SHEET MUST BE
COMPLETED AT THE PRE-BID
MEETING AND ANY COMPANY NOT
REPRESENTED THEREON WILL NOT
BE QUALIFIED TO BID.

THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
(HEREIN KNOWN AS THE BOARD),
WILL RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
AT THE FINANCE OFFICE OF THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD. PROPOSALS MUST BE
SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE. THE
ENVELOPE MUST BE CLEARLY
MARKED, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
(RFP) 10-201, Suwannee Middle
School, Building #6, Mechanical
System HVAC Modification, AND
MAILED OR DELIVERED TO 702 2ND
STREET NW, LIVE OAK, FLORIDA
32064 PRIOR TO 3:00 PM, LOCAL
TIME, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010.
PROPOSALS RECEIVED TIMELY WILL
BE OPENED, TABULATED AND
EVALUATED AT THE ABOVE TIME IN
THE FINANCE OFFICE OF THE
SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD (UNLESS NOTIFIED OF A
DIFFERENT LOCATION) AND WILL
THEN BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD
FOR ACTION AT THE NEXT
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING.

EACH BIDDER MUST INCLUDE WITH
THIS BID, A LETTER FROM HIS/HER
BONDING AGENT STATING THAT
BIDDER IS IN GOOD STANDING AND
CAN, UPON REQUEST, PROVIDE
NECESSARY PERFORMANCE AND
PAYMENT BOND.

A PROPOSAL WILL BE CONSIDERED
A FIRM OFFER AND CANNOT BE
WITHDRAWN SUBSEQUENT TO
OPENING WITHOUT THE CONSENT
OF THE BOARD FOR A PERIOD OF
SIXTY (60) DAYS.

PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED
ON SCSB BID FORMS (PROVIDED IN
BID PACKET) AND ENCLOSED IN AN
ENVELOPE THAT IS TO BE SEALED
AND RETURNED TO THE FINANCE
DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE
OPENING DATE AND TIME. ANY
PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE
DESIGNATED CUTOFF TIME WILL NOT
BE CONSIDERED.
A COPY OF EACH PAGE OF THIS
PROPOSAL MUST BE COMPLETED
AND/OR INITIALED AND RETURNED
FOR THE PROPOSAL TO BE
CONSIDERED.

THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS
OR ANY PART OF ANY OR ALL
PROPOSALS AND THE RIGHT TO
SECURE EXPERT ADVICE IN
EVALUATING AND SELECTING THE
LOWEST RESPONSIBLE PROPOSAL.

THE CONTRACT PERIOD WILL
COMMENCE ON MARCH 24, 2010.
SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION MUST BE
ATTAINED BY AUGUST 8, 2010; FINAL
COMPLETION MUST BE ATTAINED BY
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. LIQUIDATED
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ON SCHEDULE.
THE CONTRACT MAY BE EXTENDED
FOR 180 DAYS WITH MUTUAL
CONSENT OF BOTH CONTRACTING
PARTIES. THE BOARD RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO CANCEL THE CONTRACT
FOR NON-PERFORMANCE WITH
THIRTY (30) DAYS WRITTEN NOTICE.

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RFP SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

MARK CARVER, FACILITIES
DIRECTOR HYPERLINK"MAILTO:
MCARVER@SUWANNEE.K12.FL.US"
386-647-4151 OR

BOB HINKLE, POWELL & HINKLE
ENGINEERING, 904-264-5570
FAX 904-278-2646, HYPERLINK
"MAILTO:
RHINKLE @POWELLANDHINKLE.COM"
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