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 Material Information
Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla
Creation Date: December 22, 2010
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
 Notes
Review: The Suwannee Democrat LCCN: sn95026787 is one of the oldest continuously published weeklies in the State of Florida. It began publishing in 1884 in the city of Live Oak (FL). Noting the shifting demographics of Florida in the 20th century, in 1906, one observes that Live Oak was the fifth largest city in Florida, preceded only by Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West. The Suwannee Democrat enjoyed a corresponding reputation as a journalistic leader in early 20th century Florida. For approximately two years, from 1906 through 1907, the weekly Suwannee Democrat was supplemented by the Live Oak (FL) Daily Democrat LCCN: sn95026788. The Suwannee Democrat has won numerous awards from the Florida Press Association, both as in the weekly category and for the quality of its agricultural reporting. In its early days, the Suwannee Democrat reported a Democrat Party affiliation. The newspaper's first editor hid under an assumed name when he was suspected of murder. A deathbed confession by the actual perpetrator allowed him to resume his true identity: F.R. McCormack. Very little else, however, is known of F.R. McCormack. Fires have taken their toll on the Suwannee Democrat. In 1906, a disgruntled printer left by railroad on the night that its offices burned to the ground. Arson again in October 1995, destroyed a historic block of Live Oak's downtown and the newspaper's office was one of the casualties. Lost in the fire were last-known issues of the Suwannee Democrat dating from 1897 through 1900. The issues had just been scheduled for preservation microfilming under the auspices of the U.S. Newspaper Program, when they were destroyed. The event was bitterly regretted and served to show the precariousness of local newspaper archives. Live Oak is the seat of Suwannee County (FL) government. Suwannee County is surrounded on three sides by the Suwannee River. And, its karst topography gives the area an abundance of natural springs and fresh water. Industries of the region, particularly during the early days of the Suwannee Democrat, were lumber, turpentine and cotton. Live Oak was known for its grist and lumber mills. The character of these industries and the regional economy survived through the 1920s, when economic down-turn resulted in change. Change was already being seen as early as 1910, when the poultry underwent industrialization in the county. Poultry took such a strong foothold in Suwannee County that even front yards were cultivated for the production of feed grains. Agriculture and other land-based industries, particularly forestry and related industries, were also seeing change with the establishment of nurseries supplying hybrid bulbs and plants to markets. The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression brought change and growth to a halt. With recovery, the region became semi-rural. Florida's demographic shifts, both that following World War II and the completion of the Interstate Highway System initiated by Governor Bryant in the 1960s, have marked a trend of increasing urbanization in Suwannee County.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form: Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
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).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 33273856
lccn - sn 95026787
issn - 2151-5387
Classification: lcc - Newspaper
System ID: UF00028422:00756
 Related Items
Related Items: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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SRWMD board accepts 20-year water supply assessment, 3A


Jobless rate spikes in Suwannee, 3A


Suutanne mrnrmocrat


126th YEAR, NO. 20 1 3 SECTIONS, 30 PAGES


Wednesday Edition - December 22, 2010


50 CENTS


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


Ruby McCollum film may be shot here


Burt Reynolds to star in the story of
a 1952 murder that rocked Live Oak


By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com

A 1950s Live Oak murder and the
scandal that ensued is the subject of a


CHRISTMAS CHEER


feature film to be shot next spring, ac-
cording to producers.
"The Ruby McCollum Story" will re-
count the Aug. 3, 1952 shooting death
of Dr. C. Leroy Adams, a local physi-


cian who had just been elected to the
Florida Senate.
Adams was shot to death in his office
by Ruby McCollum, an African-Amer-
ican woman rumored to be his lover.
According to the book on which the
film is to be based, "Ruby McCollum:


SEE RUBY, PAGE 11A


Christmas decorations at the Suwannee County home of Charles and Myra Thomas. The Thomas home was on the Dec. 11 Altrusa
Tour of Homes. See more Tour photos in Friday's edition. - Courtesy photo


Sparky comes through for kids


A crowd gathered in the cold early Monday at the Live Oak
Fire Department for Sparky's Kids toy pickup. Over 460 chil-
dren had received a bagful of toys by Tuesday morning. See
story, Page 11A. - Photo: Stephenie Livingston


The Rev. Hal Fletcher Jr.

remembered

Former Suwannee
religious leader dies in ,I.. .
Jacksonville at 56

By Susan K. Lamb
Special to the Democrat f

See obituary, Page 5A.
Local folks are saddened by
the untimely death of Live Oak .
native, the Rev. Dr. Hal Fletch-
er Jr. of Jacksonville. Fletcher, , ,
56, died Dec.16 in a Philadel- Rev. Dr. Hal Fletcher Jr.
phia hospital while undergoing
treatment for complications of a long illness.
Graveside services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. in Live
Oak at Live Oak Cemetery. Funeral services were held yester-
day in Jacksonville at Ridgewood Baptist Church where Rev.
Fletcher had been senior pastor since 2004.
With his passing, lost is a true man of God, a man of integri-

SEE THE REV., PAGE 3A


Ten ways to share this Christmas


From Jesus Is The Gift
this Christmas
(www.jesusisthegift.com)

SGive the Gift of En-
Scouragement. Instead
of writing letters to Santa,
have children write letters
to someone who needs en-
couragement this Christ-
mas. For example, sol-
diers, nursing home resi-
dents, or hospital patients.
2 Give the Gift of
. Hope. Adopt a needy
family in your church or
community. Bless them
with Christmas presents or
a special dinner.
3 Give the Gift of Joy.
. Find simple ways to


The Old Dog says,
'Nice
work,
Sparky.'






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bring a smile to someone's
face during the Christmas
season. For example, pay
for the car behind you at a
drive-through.
4 Give the Gift of
. Kindness. Offer your
time or energy to someone
in need. Hang lights for an
elderly neighbor or wrap
presents for an over-
whelmed new mom.
5 Give the Gift of
. Words. Speak words
of affirmation and affec-
tion to your friends and
family. Take time to write a
special note in your Christ-
mas cards.
SGive the Gift of
. Faith. Read the


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Christmas story with
your family. Talk about
what Christ's birth means
for your lives today.
7 Give the Gift of
. Peace. In the midst
of the hustle and bustle of
the season, set aside one
"silent night" to be at
home. Light a fire, curl up
with a cup of hot choco-
late, and take a few mo-
ments to rest.
8 Give the Gift of Hos-
. pitality. Invite some-
one to your home who may
not have family close by or
host an open house for
your neighbors.
9 Give the Gift of
. Time. Help nursing


home residents write
Christmas letters, offer to
baby-sit so busy parents
can go on a date, or spend
a few hours at a shelter.
10.Give the Gift of
1 .* Love. Whatever
you do, ask God to help
you reflect His heart and
share the love that in-
spired Him to send us the
very best gift of all.
For God so loved the
world that He gave....
JOHN 3:16 NIV


Christmas


brouhaha


flares at


Wal-Mart
Display reinstalled
after complaints
By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com

When the Live Oak Wal-Mart decid-
ed to donate store Christmas decora-
tions to local organizations earlier than
normal, corporate officials may not
have realized how strongly local resi-
dents felt about the matter.
Scores of comments critical of the
move were posted within hours on
Facebook.
The display was reinstalled Tuesday
morning.
Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters
was contacted by the Democrat for ex-
planation of the removal.
Wal-Mart corporate spokeswoman
Ashley Hardie denied the Christmas
decorations were removed from the
Live Oak store due to customer com-
plaints, as had been rumored.
Hardie said Wal-Mart stores across
the country, including Live Oak, rou-
tinely donate their trees to local organi-
zations toward the end of the holiday
season. This year corporate headquar-
ters asked its stores to donate the trees
a little earlier than usual, so the organi-
zations could use them during Christ-
mas. Hardie said the trees are often re-
moved early to make way for other
Christmas decorations including poin-
settias, as well.


Charges filed

in fatal fall

from pickup
Staff
A Live Oak teen
has been charged in a
May 27 accident that
took the life of a local
man.
John W. Rogers,
49, was critically in- Travis Floyd
jured when he fell Hewiett
from the bed of a
pickup truck carrying an unsecured
mattress set. He died the next day at
Shands UF. The driver of the 1991
Chevrolet S-10 pickup, 19-year-old
Travis Floyd Hewiett, has been charged
with unlawfully operating a vehicle
with a learner's permit resulting in
death, a third degree felony.
Hewiett was southbound on Hogan
Roadjust south of CR 136 in Suwannee
County with Rogers atop the unsecured
mattress set at 10 p.m. when the cargo
flew off the truck along with Rogers,
said Cpl. Kin Weaver of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
A medical examiner's report indi-
cates he died of blunt force trauma to
the head. A contributing cause of death
was "acute ethanol toxication," accord-
ing to the report. Rogers' blood alcohol

SEE CHARGES, PAGE 3A


3 indicted

in murder
Staff
Three local men have been indicted
for first degree murder in the shooting
death of 64-year-old Manuel Raulerson
at his home last month.
Juan Fizzaro Gainer Jr., 23, Charles
Edward Hines, 20, and his cousin Ed-
ward Hines Jr., 18 were indicted Friday
by the Suwannee County grand jury.
Raulerson's body was found on the
front porch of his 76th Street Suwannee
County home on Nov. 10 by a relative.
He had been shot in the heart a few
days earlier.
The alleged motive was robbery.
State Attorney Skip Jarvis said he has


not yet decided whether to seek the
death penalty.


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Fire/Rescue calls

for service for Dec. 12 to Dec. 18
Total calls for service: 86


Medical Calls 69

Cardiac: 9
Trauma: 14
Motor vehicle crash: 7
Miscellaneous
medical call: 1 5
Altered mental status: 4
Respiratory: 2



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Med assist: 2
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Arrest Record


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

December 16, Samuel
Hillhouse, 31, 18306 104
ST Live Oak, Fl, ham co
wrt vop o/c dwls SCSO C
Tompkins
December 16, Travis
Michael Ginn, 21, 23552
124th St Live Oak, Fl, dwls
SCSO C Tompkins
December 16, Wendy R.
Binghamm 45, 1125 Per-
pignan Ct Kissimmee, Fl,
dui, refusal submit breath
tst FHP D Maclaren
December 16, Jeffery
Gregory McIntyre, 27,
13532 78th Place Live Oak,
Fl, poss cocaine w/i to sell,
sale of cocaine, poss
cannabis w/i sell, sale of
cannabis SCSO-W. Kelly
December 16, Sherry L.
Quinones, 40, 11767 110th
Street Live Oak, Fl, battery
domestic violence, 1st app
pd appt wrs SCSO J Zim-
mermann
December 16, Carlos An-
dres Hernandez, 21, 12910
US 90 Lot 117 Live Oak,
Fl, poss f/arm by convicted
felon, 1st app pd appt wrs
SCSO K Descarreaux
December 16, Jeremiah
Gillyard, 19, 323 SW
Georgetown Rd Madison,
Fl, madison wrt vop o/c,
poss-20grms canabis, 1st
app pd appt wrs SCSO C
Tompkins
December 17, Christo-
pher Er Gustavson, 19,
1319 Main Street Live Oak,
Fl, traffic hydrocodone,
sale hydrocodone, poss hy-
drocodone w/i sell, sale cntl
subs, poss cntl subs w/i sell


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redecorating the whole room, but just replacing the carpet.
Consider how your carpet transitions from one room to another
and decide on some colors you want to consider.
* Take the room traffic into account and ask for suggestions.
Certain colors withstand high traffic better than others. Decide
whether the carpet will be walked on frequently and how you use
the room. Some colors also hide dirt better than others.
* Measure the room or bring a floor plan when you shop. If you
see a remnant in a color that appeals to you, the salesperson will
let you know if the piece is big enough to cover your floor space.
* Visit a carpet store since it will be easier view the true color of
the carpeting at an actual store, instead of online.
* Ask for swatches once you've narrowed down possible colors.
This will allow you to see them in the room with your decor.
* Look at your swatches at various times of the day and make a
selection. The amount of light in the room will change the
appearance of the carpet. One color will probably appeal to you
more than the others.

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SCSODFT - F Gorski
December 17, Wendell
Sherman Calkins, 40, 204
Welsh Road Mayo, Fl,
forgery - 30 cts, utter
forgery - 30 cts SCSO - D.
Taylor
December 17, Harry
Rathbone Jr, 43, 12482
161st Rd Live Oak, Fl, Ga
warrant/theft by takin
SCSO K. Osborne
December 17, Michael
Leon Jones, 52, 5020 123rd
Road Live Oak, Fl, petit
theft, resisting w/violence
SCSO-D. Watson
December 17, Tina Re-
nee Jones, 28, 149 NW
Doe Run Glen Lot Q Lake
City, Fl, poss cocaine w/i to
sell, sale of cocaine, unlaw-
ful use of 2-way communi-
cation device SCSO-A.
Loston
December 17, Darrell
Lee Jones, 32, 149 NW
Doe Run Glenn Lake City,
Fl, poss cocaine w/i sell,
sale of cocaine, unlawful
use of 2-way communica-
tion device SCSO-A.
Loston
December 17, Allen
Clayton McMillan, 23,
13077 US 129 S Live Oak,
Fl, poss oxycodone w/in
sell, sale of oxycodone,
deal in stolen property, deal
in stolen property SCSO-T.
Cameron
December 17, Brandon
Cody Hysell, 27, 843 SW
Godbold Ave Lake City, Fl,
poss oxycodone w/i sell,
sale oxycodone SCSO-A.
Loston
December 18, Christo-
pher Gerar Miller, 45, 745
Cinnamon Road North
Palm Beach, Fl, cont court
(dui/dui w/pro damage), no
bond-martin co FHP - A.
Hughes
December 18, Alejandro
Vazquez, 23, 1405 NE Du-
val St# 43 Live Oak, Fl,
agg. battery LOPD - S.
Gamble
December 18, Travis
Floyd Hewiett, 19, 9823
Hogan Road Wellborn,
Florida, op veh w/learn-
ers/death, unlaw att tag not
ass CPL. H. K. Weaver
December 18, Muham-
mad Fiorita Lee, 39, 1301
8th St SW Live Oak, Fl,
vop o/c battery-dom viol
LOPD-D. Hohman
HOHMAN
December 19, Daniel Isa-
iah Bryant, 29, 19562 SE
Institution Dr Blounts
Town, Fl, hold for mid-
florida SCSO - J. Stout
December 19, Ignacio
Caro-Llave, 22, 606
Hamilton Ave Live Oak, Fl,
no valid driver license, fta
o/c no valid dl LOPD - S.
Gamble
December 19, Keindale
Ra-Shard Jones, 18, 10926
CR 132 Live Oak, Fl, poss
concealed firearm LOPD -
J. Rountree
December 19, German
Mendoza-Martinez, 19,
12910 HWY 90 LOT 19
Live Oak, Fl, dui, no valid
dl SCSO-S. Senea
December 20, Lazaro
Cannet, 58, 3131 W 16 Ave
Lot 2 Hialeah, Fl, resist
w/o viol, give false info leo
GALE T Bishop
December 20, Ricardo
Fernande Ramirez, 42,
8801 NW 118th St Hialeah,
Fl, failure to stop insp.
GALE T Bishop
December 20, Anna
Marie Elrod, 33, 1216 NE
Main Street Live Oak, Fl,
traffic hydrocodone, poss
cntl subs, sale cntl subs, 1st
app-pd app per wrs, sale
contraband prescription
drug, unlawful use of a two
way communication de-
vice, obts# 6101022762


SCSO - B. Barrs
December 20, Kenneth
Arthur Schmidt, 33, 1216
Main Street Live Oak, Fl,
poss drug paraphanalia, 1st
app-pd app per wrs SCSO
- M. Landis


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 U SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT/LIVE OAK PAGE 3A


The assessment is available at
www.srwmd.org/documents/Water%20Resources/Water%20Su
pply%20Planning/SRWMD_WSAR_120610. PDF.

SRWMD board accepts 20-year

water supply assessment


The Rev. Hal Fletcher Jr.



remembered by locals


The Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District governing board on Dec. 14
accepted the District's 2010 Water Sup-
ply Assessment, which shows a sharp de-
cline in groundwater levels in parts of
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwannee and
Union counties.
"The assessment indicates that the
northeastern portion of the District may
not have sufficient groundwater supplies
to meet water demands and protect natur-
al systems, such as stream and spring
flows, over the next 20 years," said Car-
los Herd, the District's water supply pro-
ject manager.
The assessment evaluates existing and
projected water uses over a 20-year peri-
od and the impact of those demands on
water resources and natural systems. It
also examines the availability of alterna-


tive water supplies and conservation
measures to meet water needs.
The low-range water demand projec-
tions - based on average population
growth and water use trends - indicate
that by 2030 water demands will increase
District-wide by 10.3 million gallons per
day for all water use categories. The high-
range projection, which accounts for a
peak growth scenario, indicates an in-
crease of 62.8 million gallons per day.
The Alapaha River, Upper and Lower
Santa Fe River and Upper Suwannee Riv-
er basins were identified as water supply
planning regions. Water supply plans will
identify strategies to offset projected wa-
ter resource impacts.
The District is required by law to de-
velop regional water supply plans for ar-
eas where groundwater sources are un-
able to meet demands over 20 years.


Christmas Eve

candlelight service
Faith-in-Christ Anglican Church will hold a candlelight service on
Christmas Eve at 11 p.m.
The service begins at 11 and ends at Midnight with the Holy Eu-
charist. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us and see what
Christmas is really all about. For more information about the church or
the services please call Fr. Don Wilson at 754-2827 or 208-9882
We are located approximately 5 miles east of the B&B and 6.5 miles
West of 1-75, next to Star Tech on Hwy. 90.


Continued From Page 1A

ty and leadership whose career delivering
God's message began after God appeared
to him in his FSU dorm room in Tallahas-
see in the winter of 1975.
"He told me that when God appeared to
him surrounded by light, he argued with
God about his ability to go forth and pro-
claim God's message," Fletcher's brother,
Tan Fletcher, of Live Oak, said.
"He said God told him he was com-
manded to go forth and represent Him, and
Hal literally fell on his face on the floor in
fear," Tan continued, remembering his
brother's account of this holy appearance.
"He told me when you've seen God, you
know it. Hal immediately surrendered his
life to preach and began a 34-year career as
a pastor, teacher and leader."
The Rev. Fletcher's parents, Hal Sr. and
Mary Elizabeth Fletcher of Live Oak, said
Hal came home that very weekend and told
them of the heavenly experience that for-
ever changed his life. The Rev. Fletcher
was later ordained at Westwood Baptist
Church in Live Oak where he was saved
and baptized at age nine.
Since the spring of 1978, the Rev.
Fletcher had "been in the continuous em-
ploy of the kingdom," he wrote on the
Ridgewood Baptist website. His first place
of service was as a children's pastor at New
Orleans Baptist Seminary. Rev. Fletcher
served as senior pastor in five different
churches including Ft. Walton Beach, Live
Oak, Jacksonville and Memphis, Tenn.
The Rev. Fletcher was a former pastor of
Southside Baptist Church in Live Oak
where he served about 10 years. During his


service there, the church greatly expanded
in membership and constructed the current
church building.
"While Hal was at Southside, the South-
ern Baptist Association recognized the
church for a program called '1.5 by 85' as
third in the state of Florida in ratio of mem-
bers for baptisms," said Rev. Randy Lamb,
former Southside Baptist Youth/Music Di-
rector during Fletcher's service there. "We
baptized about 100 people a year between
1980-85," Lamb said.
Under Fletcher's leadership, Southside
Baptist brought the first AWANA chil-
dren's program to the area, the Rev. Lamb
said. Rev. Fletcher continued that leader-
ship at each church he served, building new
churches for the Lord's glory and baptizing
hundreds.
An accomplished acoustic guitarist,the
Rev. Fletcher grew up in Live Oak where
he worked in the family business at How-
land's along with his family, graduated
from Suwannee High where he proudly
ended his senior year as the Bulldogs' quar-
terback who won back the Old Oaken
Bucket from Columbia High School after
nearly 10 years of losses. He attended Mis-
sissippi State College on a football scholar-
ship until he injured his knee, transferred to
Florida State and then after his revelation,
returned to MSC where he met his future
wife and the love of his life, Lauren
Koonce, and obtained his BA in Bible stud-
ies. The couple later married and have
three children. He earned his master of di-
vinity from New Orleans Baptist Theolog-
ical Seminary in 1980 and his doctor of
ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary in 1994.


Jobless rate spikes in Suwannee Charges filed Christmas
Staff cent, up a full point from October. The
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Suwannee County in November, accord-
ing to figures released Friday by the
state.
Unemployment in Suwannee was 11.5
percent, up a full point from October's
adjusted figure of 10.5 percent. Octo-
ber's rate was down five-tenths from
September's adjusted figures. The No-
vember 2009 rate was 11.5 percent.
Hamilton's jobless rate was 12 per-


percent.
Unemployment in Lafayette rose to
9.5 percent in November, up eight-tenths
from October. The November 2009 rate
was 8.6 percent.
Statewide, unemployment was up a
tenth, to 12 percent.
Unemployment in Florida remained
higher than the national average, which
registered 9.8 percent in November.


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three times the legal limit.
Under Florida law, a dri-
ver who possesses only a
learner's permit must be
accompanied by an unim-
paired licensed driver, 21
or over, in the right front
seat.


sober, though Rogers was
not.
Hewiett, who has no
criminal history, was ar-
rested at his home Saturday
without incident. He was
also charged with use of an
unlawfully attached license
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suwannee living


Weddings/Anniversaries/Births


Christmas Eve


candlelight service
Faith-in-Christ Anglican Church will hold a candlelight
service on Christmas Eve at 11 p.m.
The service begins at 11 and ends at Midnight with the
Holy Eucharist. Everyone is invited to come and worship
with us and see what Christmas is really all about. For
more information about the church or the services please
call Fr. Don Wilson at 754-2827 or 208-9882
We are located approximately 5 miles east of the B&B
and 6.5 miles West of 1-75, next to Star Tech on Hwy. 90.

Miss Majestic Pageant Association
proudly presents Mr. MLK Contest
Miss Majestic Pageant Association proudly presents Mr.
MLK Contest, Saturday, January 15, 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee Co. Coliseum Annex. Any young gentleman of
interest please contact Calvin Sneed (386) 590-6881 for
details. Ages: 5-8 Div. I, 9-13 Div. 2, 13-19 Div. 3. Come
see the Dream become a Reality.


In Loving Memory


Duke Peppers

July 18, 1937 - Dec. 19, 2005


Crisp & Taylor

wedding announcement


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Tabitha Marie Crisp and Matthew Avery Taylor


Bobby and Edwynna Crisp of Branford, Florida would
like to announce the engagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Tabitha Marie Crisp, to Matthew
Avery Taylor, son of Buckie and Janet Taylor of Well-
born, Florida.
Tabitha is a graduate of BHS (2008) and Santa Fe Col-
lege (2010) and is currently employed as full-time stu-
dent pursuing degree in Nursing. Her maternal grandpar-
ents are Barbara and the late Rev. Tommie Holton, Sr.
Branford, Florida and her paternal grandparents are the
late Charles and Julie Crisp of Branford, Florida.
Matthew is a graduate of BHS (2007) and is currently
employed at Active Duty in the 75th Ranger Regiment of
the United States Army. His maternal grandparents are
Trudy Brown and the late B. H. Ratliff of Georgia and
Tennessee and his paternal grandparents are Alice Taylor
and the late L.G. Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida.
The ceremony will take place January 1, 2011 at 4 p.m.
at Gateway Baptist Church, Lake City, Florida. A recep-
tion will follow at Lake City Woman's Club and Garden
Center, Lake City, Florida.


Marriage licenses issued
The following couples applied for a marriage license in
Suwannee County the week of Dec. 13-17:
* Alex Skerrett to Ga'Nesha Monique Alston
* Michael Dennis Bashford to Ashley Nicole Hall
* Cecil Duane Faris to Claudia Sue Wagman
* William Melvin Miller to Valerie Venita Wilson
* Tyler Charles Ross to Miranda Louise Hughes


hrist ennralJl ministries of Live Oak

Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor
"A growing church on the move"

A Special Invitation
Pastor Wayne and JoAnn Godsmark, staff and the Chiit Central
Family would like to welcome you to come and be a part of an
exciting, growing church on the move. A church that is making a
difference. A church where Jesus is Lord and Chlit is central to all
we do. Chl/it Central is a place where God's love is not only taught,
it is demonstrated. It is a place where everyone is loved and accepted.

Services
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Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Nursery and children's service provided


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Shands of Lake Shore, in Lake City, Florida. He weighed
7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.
Proud parents are AJ Tull and Brittany Blevins of Live
Oak, Florida. Maternal grandparents are Robert and
Leann Blevins of Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Joe and
Denise Hadley of Live Oak, Florida.
Justin joins brothers; Dawson Fry, 5 and Carter Fry, 3.



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James K "Bubba" and Nadine Fouraker will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary with extended family dur-
ing the Christmas holidays. The couple married Decem-
ber 26, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Live Oak,
Florida. Their parents were the late Ichabod and Annie
Laurie Fouraker of Wellborn and the late M.J. and Au-
drey Kirby of Live Oak.
They have two daughters, Laura Ann Fouraker-Gardner
of Lake City and Jeanie Lynn Fouraker of Saint Augus-
tine, and a granddaughter, Madelyn Gardner.
After marriage, James worked in real estate and Na-
dine was a teacher in Lake City, before returning to
Suwannee County to build a home and farm. James con-
tinues to operate their farm and Nadine retired as Direc-
tor of the Vocational Center Child Care Program in Live
Oak after 30 years of teaching. Mr. and Mrs. Fouraker's
family express love and happiness as they prepare to en-
joy their Golden Anniversary.


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Dr. Noel Halbert
Fletcher Jr.
December 16, 2010

r. Noel Halbert
Fletcher Jr. (Hal)
graduated to
Glory Thursday, December
16, 2010. Dr. Fletcher is
survived by his loving wife
of 34 years, Lauren; his
sons Jason, Josh and Joel;
two granddaughters, Olivia
and Daisy; parents Hal
Fletcher Sr. and Mary Eliz-
abeth; brothers Tan and
Lyn; and his sister Kim.
He was preceded in death
by his brother Terry.
Dr. Fletcher was a loving
and devoted husband, fa-
ther, and grandfather. He
was a godly man and
served faithfully for 34
years.
Hal attended Suwannee
High School where he ex-
celled at football and went
on to play football at Mis-
sissippi College. It was
there that he met the love
of his life, Lauren. They
were married August 14,
1976.
At his time of death, he
was Senior Pastor at
Ridgewood Baptist Church
in Orange Park, Fla.
Family received friends
on Monday, December 19,
2010 from 6-8 p.m. at
Ridgewood Baptist
Church, Orange Park and
funeral services were held
10 a.m., Tuesday in the
church. Graveside services
and burial will be held
12:30 p.m., Wednesday in
the Live Oak Cemetery,
Live Oak, Florida.
For those desiring, the
family requests memorials
be sent to Ridgewood Bap-
tist Church's "It's Still God
Thing" building fund.
Arrangements by
Hardage-Giddens River-
mead Funeral Home, 127
Blanding Blvd, Orange


Park, FL www.hardage-
giddensrivermead.com.


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Becky Sue Mae
McCasland
Haltom, Texas
September 18, 1967 -
November 22, 2010

ecky Sue has her
angel wings now.
She left behind
her mother and stepdad,
Susie R. and Michael
Dickerson of Live Oak,
Fla., as well as her chil-
dren, Michelle, Nikki,
LeaBeth and Ian, of Texas,
and two precious grand-
sons, Seth and Damion.
Also surviving are her hus-
band, Philip Shurter of
Texas; her sisters; Terri
Ann, Barbie, Marsha, "Lit-
tle" Becky, Mykal, Alicia
and Lacey; and her brother
Bobby ("Boosie").
Becky Sue was born in
Erin, Tennessee and grew
up in Tennessee and Flori-
da. She was a wonderful
daughter, mother and wife
and was a dedicated Christ-
ian. She was a Certified
Medical Assistant. She
would have wanted her
pets, Mr. Kitty, Sadie and
Chewy, to be listed among
her survivors.
A memorial service was
held in Haltom, Texas, and
a later memorial service
will be held in Live Oak,
Fla.


Leonora H. Vaughan
December 19, 2010

eonora Helena
Hall Vaughan
died Sunday, De-
cember 19, 2010 at Good
Samaritan Center in Ad-
vent Christian Village,
Dowling Park, Fla. at the
age of 92. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband
of 64 years and Pearl Har-
bor survivor William
Lewis Vaughan.
She was born in Wash-
ington, D.C., to the late
Harrison Frank and Nellie
C. Hall, and graduated
from Eastern High School
in Washington, D.C. She
and her husband moved to
Miami, Fla from Mar-
garettsville, N.C., in 1956


where she was employed
at National Airlines in the
Maintenance Records De-
partment. She retired from
National Airlines in 1973,
moving to Margarettsville,
N.C., where she resided
with her husband more
than 25 years. They moved
to Live Oak and Daytona
Beach, Fla. for several
years returning to Conway,
N.C. until her husband's
death in 2004 when she
once more moved to the
Live Oak area and Dowl-
ing Park, Fla. During her
residence in Florida she at-
tended the First Presbyter-
ian Church of Live Oak
and was a member of the
Woman's Club of Live
Oak.
Survivor include one sis-


ter, Margaret Hall Lynn of
Live Oak; one brother, Ed-
ward Joseph Hall (Ruth) of
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; nieces
Elizabeth Vaughan Futrell
(William) of Conway,
N.C., Tammy Vaughan
Flythe of Seaboard, N.C.,
Phyllis Hall Warwick
(Douglas) of Marietta, Ga.;
nephews Thomas Jackson
Vaughan (Lillie) of Mar-
garettsville, N.C., John
William Vaughan (Shirley)
of Margarettsville, N.C.;
and a host of great-nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be
held at Margarettsville
Baptist Church in Mar-
garettsville, N.C. with bur-
ial in the Seaboard Ceme-
tery in Seaboard, N.C.
Funeral arrangements


were made by Daniels Fu-
neral Homes & Crematory,
Inc. Of Live Oak, Fla. and
Massey Funeral Home of
Jackson, N.C.




Calvin David Hoover
May 16, 1931 -
December 20, 2010

alvin David
Hoover, age 79
formally of Live
Oak, Fla. passed away
Monday, December 20,
2010 at his home in Sum-
merfield, Fla.
As per his wishes, final-
ization was by cremation.


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openings for children in grades K-8 in our 21st
Century Community Learning Centers Programs
located at the Douglas Center in Suwannee
County. We serve children who attend Suwannee
Primary School, Suwannee Elementary School,
Suwannee Intermediate School and Suwannee
Middle School, as well as local private schools.
We provide free afterschool care while focusing
on educational needs of children.
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Viewpoints/Opinions


L so-

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, which
appears in Friday editions of the
Democrat, is formed by that board.


THE SUWANNEE SCRIBBLER


Lynda's


Christmas


gift
By Jim Holmes
So have you gotten all your Christmas shopping
done yet? If so, you're one up on me.
In our household, I'm really only responsible for
one gift; the one I buy my wife. Otherwise, I'm just
the chauffeur and toter. But I'll tell you, you gals
are TOUGH...unless of course we can afford
something with gold or diamonds. And in this
economy, there are not a lot of us who can.
On the other hand, it is a piece of cake to buy
Christmas gifts for most guys. You can get us darn
near anything -- and if we can watch a sport on it,
play one with it, or use it for a home repair -- we're
happy. Clothes, not so much. After all, most men
think we are properly attired, as long as we aren't
arrested for indecent exposure. That's why dis-
playing a dangerous amount of butt cleavage IS
NOT considered a fashion faux pas among those of
us with the XY chromosome mix.
But when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for
wives and lovers, most of us guys really are at a
loss.
I never will forget the first Christmas my wife
and I celebrated. In fact, annually Lynda is kind
enough to even warn me, "You better not!"
It was 40 years ago and we hadn't yet been mar-
ried a year. I earned $125 a week as a young re-
porter and Lynda -- a bank teller at the time --
earned significantly less. As a result, jewelry was
out of the question and I just knew I'd be arrested
as a pervert if I walked into any place selling sexy
lingerie. I was racking my brains over what to get
my wife, when inspiration finally hit...thanks to a
telephone conversation I overheard between her
and a girlfriend. Yep, it was costly on our limited
income, but it was what she really wanted and so
expense be damned. Lynda would have it Christ-
mas morn.
We arose early that day...both excited about the
gifts we were about to give our life-mate. I quick-
ly ripped open my present and to my delight found
I was the proud owner of an electric drill. Now it
was my Lynda's turn! I anxiously watched as she
dainty undid the beautiful store wrapping for which
I'd paid extra. And there it was! The gift she had
specifically told her girlfriend she wanted so much.
A crock pot!
She looked at me, her eyes welling with tears. I
thought I'd scored a major victory in world of ro-
mance, until she spoke. "You bought me a crock
pot for Christmas!?" The emotion in her voice was
not exactly what I expected and certainly not what
I had hoped for. For some reason, while she really
wanted a crock pot, she really didn't want it for
Christmas! The holiday proved pretty chilly in the
Holmes apartment that day...and the chill factor
had nothing to do with climatic conditions.
Nevertheless, Lynda made sure I knew she was
using her new crock pot....preparing EVERY meal
in it for the next six months. By the way, have you
ever had pancakes made in a crock pot? Tasty, but
you need to eat them with a spoon.
At any rate, I've learned a lot about buying gifts
for Lynda in the intervening decades. No more
kitchen appliances for her at Christmas! This year
I'm looking at a table saw.
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.


BIBLE VERSE

"While they were there, the time
came for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth to her first-
born, a son. She wrapped him in
cloths and placed him in a
manger, because there was no
guest room available for them."
- Luke 2:6-7

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


and discuss any questions about it with you.


OPINION


Black education disaster


Harvard University Professor
Stephan Thernstrom's recent es-
say, "Minorities in College--- ]
Good News, But...," in Minding
the Campus (11/4/10), a website
sponsored by the New York-based
Manhattan Institute, commented
on the results of the most recent
National Assessment of Education
Progress test: The scores "mean
that black students aged 17 do not BY WALTI
read with any greater facility than
whites who are four years younger and still in junior high...
Exactly the same glaring gaps appear in NAEP's tests of ba-
sic mathematics skills."
Thernstrom asks, "If we put a randomly-selected group of
100 eighth-graders and another of 100 twelfth-graders in a
typical college, would we expect the first group to perform
as well as the second?" In other words, is it reasonable to ex-
pect a college freshman of any race with the equivalent of an
eighth-grade education to compete successfully with those
having a twelfth-grade education?
SAT scores confirm the poor education received by
blacks. In 2009, average SAT reading test scores were:
whites (528), Asians (516) and blacks (429). In math it was
whites (536), Asians (587) and blacks (426). Twelve years of
fraudulent primary and secondary education received by
most blacks are not erased by four or five years of college.
This is evidenced by examination scores taken for admis-
sion to graduate schools. In 2007, Graduate Record Exami-
nation verbal scores were: whites (493), Asians (485) and
blacks (395). The math portion scores were: whites (562),
Asians (617) and blacks (419). Scores on the LSAT in 2006,
for admission to law school, were: whites (152), Asians
(152) and blacks (142). In 2010, MCAT scores for admis-
sion to medical schools were: whites (26), Asians (26) and
blacks (21).
What's some of the response of the black community to
efforts to do something about fraudulent primary and sec-
ondary education? Voters in Washington, D.C., might pro-
vide a partial answer. Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed and
backed Michelle Rhee as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
She fired large numbers of ineffective teachers, most of
whom were black, and fought the teachers' union. During


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her tenure, there were small gains
made in student test scores.
How did all of this go over with
Washington voters? Washington's
teachers' union, as well as D.C.'s
public-employee unions, spent
massive amounts of money cam-
paigning against Fenty. Voters un-
seated him in the November elec-
tions and with him went Chancel-
lor Rhee. Fenty had other "faults";


he didn't play the racial patronage
game that has become a part of D.C.'s political landscape.
The clear message given by D.C. voters and teachers' union
is that any politician who's willing to play hardball in an ef-
fort to improve black education will be run out of town.
The education establishment's solution is always more
money; however, according to a Washington Post article
(4/6/2008), "The Real Cost Of Public Schools," written by
Andrew J. Coulson, if we include its total operating budget,
teacher retirement, capital budget and federal funding, the
D.C. public schools spend $24,600 per student.
Washington's fraudulent black education is by no means
unique; it's duplicated in one degree or another in most of
our major cities. However, there is a glimmer of hope in the
increasing demand for charter schools and educational
vouchers. This movement is being fought tooth and nail by
an education establishment that fears the competition and
subsequent threats to their employment. The charter school
and the educational vouchers movement will help prevent
parents and children who care about education from being
held hostage in an environment hostile to the learning
process. And there's plenty of evidence that children do bet-
ter and parents are more pleased when they have a measure
of school choice.
The fact that black youngsters trail their white counter-
parts by three or four years becomes even more grim when
we recognize that the education white youngsters receive is
nothing to write home about.
According to the recently released Program for Intera-
tional Student Assessment exam, our 15-year-olds rank 25th
among 34 industrialized nations in math and 14th in reading.
Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at G.. *..
Mason University.


GUEST COMMENTARY


It's your money!


By Adam Prins
City C.- , ', .,h,h "
District 4, Live Oak
Cell phone: 386-590-5224

Let me begin by saying thank
you to the Democrat for this op-
portunity to reach out to the tax- -
payers of Live Oak. Much is go-
ing on at City Hall, and I will use Adam Prins
this column to share my perspec-
tive in that regard. I encourage
all those who are affected by City Hall's decisions to be ac-
tively involved in our government process.
It is no secret that the new prison has been a source of
frustration for the City of Live Oak. While creating many
jobs, it also created a large revenue shortfall. Let me ex-
plain. The city borrowed a lot of money to run water and
sewer to supply the prison. We were originally told that
the prison would use approximately 150 gallons of water
per inmate per day. This simply has not been realized. In
fact, the actual usage is about 70 gallons per inmate per day
of those figures. The prison has also not been populated
as quickly as we expected. So, you can see how our rev-
enues have suffered.
The shortfall in prison revenues has been blamed for the
recent utility rate increase. It has been City Hall's scape-
goat to justify a 30 percent increase in commercial sewer
rates. The philosophy of having our businesses shoulder


these heavy increases because they can pass the cost on to
their consumers is illogical and unfair to everyone, both
business owner and consumer alike. We must change this
way of thinking. These are the same business owners who
are taxed without representation at City Hall. We impose
taxes and fees on them, yet they cannot vote in city elec-
tions. If we continue down this path, we will force all of
our downtown businesses to a place where the cost of do-
ing business is significantly less.
THE GOOD NEWS! Thanks to the office of Senator
Charlie Dean, we have successfully negotiated a contract
with the Department of Corrections to make up the revenue
shortfall they have caused. The contract calls for month-
ly payments from the D.O.C. to the City of Live Oak, in
the amount of $111,387, for the next ten years. While we
will not receive a lump sum payment, we will recuperate
approximately $13 million over the next decade.
THE BAD NEWS! I asked our City Administrator if
this deal with the prison would allow us to lower our rates
back down. I was told no! I was both shocked and out-
raged. It seems to me the people were misled by the City,
or the rates must come down. Any business owner which
was present at the budget workshop where this was dis-
cussed left that meeting with the belief that a deal with the
prison would lower their rates. As a government funded
by the people, we cannot bite the hand that feeds us!
Anything we do to achieve smaller government and low-
er taxes is a step in the right direction. After all, it's your
money!


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'Bits & Pieces' from south

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A very erry Christmas to all!


By Ana Smith
This cold
weather looks
like it's going
to stay with us
from now on.
We've done all
we can to keep
our house
warm without
having to raise
the thermostat
very much,
keeping it at
about 68 de-


grees, even Ana Smith
turning the
heat off during the day when the sun is
shining and the wind isn't blowing, and
wearing a light sweater and socks so
that we stay comfortable. I'm even
reading my meter every day, keeping an
eye on the usage so I can tell if I've
done anything to use more units than I
actually need. So far I'm doing pretty
well...at least my electric bill is pretty
stable.
I've taken the time to install new
weatherstripping around my back and
front doors...the old one was gone in
places and very brittle in others, causing
big gaps that the cold air was seeping
through. And I've changed my drapes to
heavier fabric to help in that area, too.
I'm happy that this mobile home is well
built and insulated...sure makes a big
difference in my staying cold-free this
time around. And I know there are a lot
of folks in my age bracket living in old-
er homes that need repair and can't say
that. God has blessed me in so many
ways; I'm thankful for all of them!
Peggy and I have had a good time


making a lot of handmade Christmas
stockings and a few other small gifts for
the very young family members and a
few close friends. Now we are ready to
do a lot of baking to share with family
and friends, and this year I'm having my
family who live close by and friends
over for a Christmas Eve celebration.
Last year it was a race against time for
some to make it to several relatives
homes on Christmas Day with the long
distances between homes and towns.
This year they'll be able to spend Christ-
mas morning with their immediate fami-
lies and then go to where ever other
family members and friends live without
trying to "fit us in." And we'll be able
to spend a more relaxing time sharing
good food and exchanging our gifts. I've
got my store of Christmas CD's and cas-
settes that I love to listen to and sing
with, lots of old country gospel hymns
that bring back so many great memo-
ries! Hope you are doing the same!
Last Thursday I was part of a wonder-
ful group of dear people at the Suwan-
nee County Extension Office, sharing in
the staff and volunteer Christmas office
party. I want to thank each and every
one of them for making this Christmas
an especially good one for me....
Thank you so much to Katherine, Di-
ane, Wanda, Cathy, Bonnie, Carolyn S.,
Carolyn W., Mary, Pam, Elena and Bri-
an. I love you all very much! You are
all a very special group of people, not
just to me, but for all the people of
Suwannee County who use your ser-
vices. Your dedication to your job, your
particular expertise, and your service to
the people of Suwannee county make a


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Arrests ............. 2A
Legal Notices .........3B
Obituaries ............ 5A


BHS class

of 1991
Branford High School class of 1991 is
planning its 20-year reunion. If you are
or know a classmate please have them
contact us at bhsclassof91 @yahoo.com
or PO Box 854 Branford, FL 32008


Sports ............... 1 B
Suwannee Living ......4A
Viewpoint ............6A


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O'Brien Volunteer
Fire Department
Pancake Breakfast
and Fund Raiser
2nd Saturday of each month. $3 dona-
tion, 2 pancakes, 2 sausages, and orange
juice, tea, hot cocoa or coffee.Time: 7
a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: O'Brien Station, 10121 N. CR
349, O'Brien. Funds will be used to pur-
chase equipment and maintenance.


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big, big difference in so
many ways. And your ex-
pression of love and
friendship to me is beyond
anything I expected!
Again, thanks to all of
you!
I'll be helping again
Sunday at the free dinner
served at the Community
Center on Duval Street in
Live Oak. Thanks on be-
half of all the staff and
volunteers who make this
monthly event such a suc-
cess. We'll have good hot
food, great fellowship,
some clothing for those
who need a little extra
help this winter, and hope-


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fully some surprises for
the children. But this
doesn't mean your help is
not still a big need. Items
of good, clean used cloth-
ing, especially with more
cold weather to come, as
well as donations of food
and money are always ap-
preciated. Volunteers are
always welcome, both at
the dinner to help prepare
and serve, and also at the
monthly flea market held
at the Lake City fair-
grounds. Donations of
items to be sold help de-
fray the cost of the food
and necessary extras at the
monthly dinners, held the
last Sunday of each
month. To help or donate,


SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS
Branford 2010


The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge
in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In
the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level.
Dec. 15, 2010 7.75 Dec. 18, 2010 7.81
Dec. 16, 2010 7.79 Dec. 19, 2010 7.78
Dec. 17.2010 7.82 Dec. 20, 2010 7.81


Dec.21,2010


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hristmas to all!


call Roger Burnside at
386-935-3343. You will
be richly blessed!
Quotes from "Things
Your Mother Always Told
You....":
"Success in marriage is
much more than finding
the right person; it is BE-
ING the right person."
"To belittle is to be lit-
tle."
"The greatness of a man
is not evidenced by his
finding faults, but by his
fixing them."
"It is better to suffer a
wrong than to do a
wrong."
"Our problem isn't not
knowing what is right...it
is doing what is right."


"Marrying...is not mar-
riage!"
Two more days, and
then it's Christmas! Please
remember that some one
you know who is alone!
Stop and say hello with a
little something for them
to enjoy...cocoa mix, cook-
ies, makings for a meal, a
card, even a small gift to
let them know they are be-
ing remembered. This is a
perfect time to put "THE
GOLDEN RULE" in ef-
fect! I pray you all have a
Merry Christmas, and that
you take time to wish Je-
sus a Happy Birthday!
After all, He is "The Rea-
son For The Season!"
God bless!


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Pictured at left, is Shirley Clark, Town Council President,
and Chris Daniel, wife of Councilman Charlie Daniel, as
they discussed how good the meal was and how much
they enjoyed the get together. - Photos: Charlie Daniel


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All smiles is Donna Hardin, Branford's Town Clerk, along
with husband Kevin. Donna was responsible for setting
up the dinner and did an outstanding job.


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SUWANNEE HEALTH DEPT. NEWS




The health department is a busy place!


The Suwannee County Health Depart-
ment provides a variety of services to
residents of our county. The Suwannee
CHD has two locations: The Live Oak
office is located at 915 Nobles Ferry
Road in Live Oak. The Live Oak office
is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-
day through Friday. The office number
is 386-362-2708. The Branford Office,
on Suwannee Avenue, is open only
when a provider is there. Call 386-935-
1133 for an appointment.
Services include:
Immunizations: We offer vaccines
for public school admission from birth
through age 18 at no charge. We have
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Flu,
Pneumonia and Shingles vaccines avail-
able for adults for a fee. Vaccines are
given in Live Oak from 8-11 AM and 1-
4 PM weekdays.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(STDs): We offer testing, counseling,
treatment and partner notification for
anyone in Suwannee County Monday-
Friday from 8-10 AM and 1-3 PM at the
Live Oak office.
HIV/AIDS: We offer testing, counsel-
ing, partner referral, medical care and
medications for any Suwannee County
resident. Testing and counseling are
available from 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM
weekdays. An appointment is necessary
to access medical care and medications.
Tuberculosis (TB): We offer testing
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day from 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM. Med-
ical care, medications and contact inves-
tigations are provided to those with an
active TB diagnosis.
Communicable Disease Surveil-
lance: Communicable diseases reports
in residents of our county are received
and investigated by the health depart-


ment. We offer education and needed
preventative treatment. Suwannee CHD
also accesses and administers rabies
vaccine for persons who have suffered
an animal bite when treatment is or-
dered by a physician.
Family Planning (FP): We offer
counseling, physical exams, and numer-
ous birth control methods for women
with fees based on family size and in-
come. An appointment is needed. Re-
ferrals for tubal ligations and vasec-
tomies are available for income eligible
persons.
Prenatal Care: We offer prenatal
care to income eligible women who do
not have insurance. Care is provided
through the North Central Florida Ma-
ternal and Infant Care Project of
Gainesville (MIC). Women must bring
in proof of pregnancy or come to the
health department for a pregnancy test.
Healthy Start: This program pro-
vides case management, counseling and
education for eligible pregnant women
and families of newborns at risk.
Child Car Seat safety: This program
provides car seat safety instructions and
car seats for eligible infants and chil-
dren.
WIC: WIC program staff from
Gainesville is on site in Live Oak and
Branford providing nutritional counsel-
ing to eligible children up to 5 years of
age and pregnant women. Call 1-800-
494-2543 for appointment.
Child Health: Suwannee CHD offers
healthcare for sick children as well as
physical for Medicaid, school, sports,
and camp. Fees are based on family
size and income. Call for an appoint-
ment. Metabolic Screenings for new-
borns (PKU), lead and sickle cell
screenings are also available.


Collection for th
The Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley
will be c(:.ii.:ii.. items for the homeless to be given awa,
during the HUD required Point-in-Time (PIT) survey
which collects information regarding local homeless
individuals.
The annual survey is conducted through the
volunteer efforts of homeless coalition participants and
agency clients who are otherwise homeless and who are
paid through grant funds received by United Way.
The annual PIT survey provides not only a street
outreach but also statistics regarding community need,
which are required for various homeless services grants
The Suwannee Democrat 211 Howard St East, Live
Oak 32064 will be a collection point. Items collected will
go to Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley.
Items needed to stock the goody bags provided to the
homeless include:


Zip lock bags
Bars of soap
Boxes of Band-Aids
ChapStick lip balm
Combs
Envelopes - 3 x 5 size
Hand sanitizer small
Insect repellent small
size
Kleenex personal packs
Ponchos
Small Blankets able to fit
into backpacks


Socks
Stamps
Travel size lotion
Travel size shampoo
Travel size sun block
Toothbrushes
Travel size toothpaste
Washcloths
Wash-n-dry towelettes
Writing tablets
Gift cards for a meal


Please note: All items are requested to be of a small, travel size nature, so
they can fit in the goody bags or back packs. 637147-F


Chronic Disease: Suwannee CHD
has insulin available for low income
persons without insurance. A prescrip-
tion is required. Call for more informa-
tion.
Dental: The health Department cur-
rently provides dental services to Med-
icaid eligible children age 4-20. Call
for an appointment.
Primary Care: We have 2 physi-
cians providing medical care for persons
with acute and chronic medical issues.
Fees are based on family size and in-
come. An appointment is needed.
School Health: The health depart-
ment has nursing staff in the schools to
supplement services provided by the
school district nurses.
Healthy Communities: Our Healthy
Communities coordinator is available to
partner with community organizations
to address worksite wellness, physical
activity, nutrition and chronic disease
issues in the community.
Environmental Health (EH): The


EH staff provide services in the septic
tank program, animal bite program,
public water testing, and inspection of
institutional food preparation sites.
Vital Statistics (VS): Certified
copies of birth and death certificates can
be obtained from the health department
on births and deaths occurring in Flori-
da. Birth certificates are $15 each and
are available for anyone born in the
state of Florida from 1930 to the pre-
sent. Death certificates are $7 and are
available for deaths occurring in Suwan-
nee County from 2007 to the present.
We are here to serve the residents of
Suwannee County. Please call for more
information or with any questions.


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Classes by Emory Philman, L.M.T. and Personal Trainer

To register call: (352) 262-3884


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Suwannee Primary School

receives $750 grant




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Left to Right: Stephanie Hinton- President of Jim Hinton Oil Company,
Jennifer Wooley- Recipient of Exxon Grant, Amy Boggus - Principal of


ExxonMobil Corporation.
"Suwannee Primary
works hard to make learn-
ing interesting and fun"
said Stephanie Hinton. "As
an Exxon retailer, I am
proud to help the young
people of Live Oak."
The ExxonMobil Educa-
tional Alliance program is
designed to provide Exxon
and Mobil retailers with an
opportunity to invest in the
future of their communities
through educational grants
to neighborhood schools.
ExxonMobil believes that,
as members of the commu-


nity, local retailers are best
qualified to work with lo-
cal educators to help iden-
tify schools and programs
most in need of support.
Jim Hinto Oil Company
met stringent eligibility cri-
teria before applying for
and being awarded this
grant, including having a
commitment to provide su-
perior buying experience
for customers.


Suwannee Primary Sc

Suwannee Primary
School has received a $750
grant from the Exxon/Mo-
bil Educational Alliance
program to support the
school's math and science
programs. Stephanie Hin-
ton with Jim Hinton Oil
Company and Exxon #5 at
6669 N US Hwy 129 S.
worked with school offi-
cials to secure the grant,
which is one of 2,400
available to schools across
the country served by
Exxon or Mobil stations.
The grants were made pos-
sible by funding from the


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Susan Hillhouse was given the Mayor's Community Service Award Tuesday night at City
Hall for her tireless efforts with the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. Live Oak
Mayor Sonny Nobles presented the award. - Photo: Jeff Waters


SSoULth OAKS Square Location: 15Lu S. Ohio (38o) 362-259
Medical Equipment Div: (386) 362-4404
Hours: 8:30 am-6:30 PM Mon-Fri.,
8:30 am-3:00 pm Sat.
by Randy Johns, Pharm D Drive-up window
What Can Be Done for Thrombocytopenia?
Thrombocytopenia is a blood condition in which there is a decrease in the
amount of blood platelets. Platelets normally function to stick together, or
clot, to prevent bleeding. Persons with thrombocytopenia are at an increased
risk of bleeding, due to a decreased ability of the blood to clot and stop
bleeding. The cause of the condition may be unknown. Certain viral
infections or certain medications may cause a temporary reduction in
platelets. Signs and symptoms of thrombocytopenia include bruising, small
red or purple dots on the skin, nose bleeds, or an extended duration of
bleeding from a minor cut. If the condition is mild there may not be any
symptoms.
Some persons with a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia may not require
treatment, including persons with a mild condition or persons who inherited
the condition. A corticosteroid such as prednisone (Sterapred) may be
prescribed to decrease the destruction ofplatelets. Immunoglobulin may be
administered to increase the amount of platelets the body produces. A blood
transfusion also could help to improve platelet count. Getting recommended
vaccinations can indirectly help prevent the development of
thrombocytopenia by helping prevent viral infections that can lead to the
condition. 637141-F


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needs your help


The Suwannee County
Historical Commission is
currently compiling
information on
communities within
Suwannee County for
public use. We need your
help in locating facts and
photographs about the
following old communities:

Andersonville
Bald Hill
Beachville
Bellton
Bravaldo
Bucki Junction
Charleston
Cheshire
Clayland
Cribb's Still
Custer (Cuyler)
Danceville
Delegal
Densler
Dexter
Dicey
Dickert
Emerson
Estelle
Flagler
Fort Eagle
Fort Union
Glen Park
Grover


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Hattyburg
Helena
Hildreth
Hopedale
Hudson upon the
Suwannee (now
Dowling Park)
Ichetucknee
Kemp
Lancaster
Lanier
Little River
Louisville
Mercer
Middleton
Mount Zion
Nebo
New Boston
New Little River
Newburn (Newlan)
Newland
Nutter
Orange
Padlock
Peacock (now
Falmouth)
Peek
Pine Grove
Pine Mount
Platt
Poplar
Queen Chapel
Riceville
Rixford
Rock Hill
Rossburg
(Kirkland)
Rowland
Spring Grove
Starr
Stokley
Suwannee
Suwannee Springs
Suwannee Station
Umstead
Wilmarth
Wilson

In addition, any old
information and
photographs you have of
Branford, Dowling Park,
Live Oak, McAlpin,
O'Brien, and Wellborn
would be much
appreciated. If you are able
to assist us in any way,
please contact Historical
Communities Chairman
Eric Musgrove at
ericmusgrove @ hotmail.co
m or mail information to:

Suwannee County
Historical Commission
Historical Communities
Committee
PO Box 1321
Live Oak, FL 32064

Thank you for your
support!


Are you a time

traveler?
Wish you could travel back in time? Explore
Suwannee County's past with historian Eric Mus-
grove as he tells of the area's unique history and
legends featuring photos, maps and memorabilia.
The free presentations are held on the first Tuesday
of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Historical Museum located just north of the rail-
road tracks in Live Oak in the old train depot. The
series begins again in January 2011. For more in-
formation call Randy Torrence (386-362-1776) or
Eric Musgrove (386-842-2174).


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Sparky comes
By Stephenie Livingston with toys.
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com Last week, the Toys


Over a hundred mothers and fathers and
aunts and grandmothers stood in frigid
temperatures Monday morning awaiting a
much appreciated brown paper bag filled


fo


program sponsored by Liv
apartment had to turn away
to sign up because there
toys. LOFD Safety Trainin
Bedenbaugh, who heads u


Live Oak Lions Club helps out for Ch


through
said the community can
r Sparky's Kids it happen, however.
ve Oak Fire De- "The citizens and 1
Scores wishing Oak really came toge
weren't enough baugh. "Without them
ng Officer Alan done it."
up the program, As early as 7 a.m. a
form outside LOFD M
morning, the department
ristmas 468 bags filled with f
ristmas each. Fifty bags were


Although most wt
smiles on their faces
Everyone expressed th
huddled together in th
children at their side. T
now her children will n
there are no gifts under
"We have no money..
got cut off and we have
said as she and Joshu,
paper bags, a teddy bea
"We needed help," she
asking why there are n


TOP, ABOVE: The Live Oak Lions Club delivers Christmas food baskets to local agencies
for distribution. - Photos: Homer Scroggin


for local kids
ne together to make derneath the tree."
The demand this year from the commu-
businesses of Live nity was greater than ever, LOFD said.
ether," said Beden- Volunteers were up late last night and
, we couldn't have early this morning, preparing for today's
toy pick-up, said City Councilman Ed
a line had begun to Rewis. "We do this every year," he said.
onday. By later that "Don't peek," one woman said to her
;nt had given away nephew as she folded over the top of his
ive brand new toys paper bag filled with toys.
still awaiting pick- "I'm freezing cold, but I came out here
for my grandchildren," said Gwen
ere shivering, the Williams.
were heartwarming. Those in line were not picky about what
ieir thanks as they toys were in their bag, simply thankful that
ie cold, many with the Live Oak community came together to
Fammy Neveils said help those in need during the holidays.
lot have to ask why "We'll be happy with anything the Lord
* the tree. provides," Williams said. "We're just trying
.our unemployment to get the kids some Christmas."
c five kids," Neveils "We're so thankful to the fire department
a Walters held five and the community for giving us these
r poking out of one. toys," said LaRue Ford.
said. "They've been Anita White echoed, "It's an honor for us
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Woman in Suwannee
County Jail," by William
Bradford Huie, Adams
was also in league with
Ruby's husband Sam in
running a local gambling
operation.
The film will largely be
shot in Newberry and
downtown Gainesville.
However, after speak-
ing with two Live Oak
business leaders Monday,
the film's co-producer
said that may change.
"We certainly would
like to explore our options
about the possibility of
filming at least part of the
film in Suwannee Coun-
ty," Jude Hagin of
Gainesville-based


Springtree Studios told
the Democrat by email
Tuesday.
Ruby McCollum was
sentenced to death in an
electric chair by an all-
white jury, but she was
later judged criminally in-
sane and confined until
her later years to an insti-
tution.
Hagin said producers
and director Bill Duke
(director of "Sister Act 2:
Back in Habit" and star of
"Predator") scouring sur-
rounding areas for nearly
a week in search of build-
ings and locations authen-
tic to the period.
"It's important that you
get that 40s and 50s look,"
Hagin said.
The Springtree Studios


film, budgeted at $12 mil-
lion, will star Burt
Reynolds and Matt Lanter
("Vampires Suck" and
"Sorority Row").
Hagin would not hint at
who else will be appear-
ing in the film, except to
say "it's going to be a en-
semble cast of talented ac-
tors."
The filmmakers will si-
multaneously be shooting
a documentary, featuring
interviews with descen-
dants of those involved in
the events depicted.
As storytellers, they are
anxious to tell Ruby Mc-
Collum's story through
these two variations of
film, said Hagin.
"It's an incredible sto-
ry," she said.


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By Corey Davis
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Several months before he resigned, Suwannee
girls basketball coach Jimmy Jackson wanted his
players to be challenged come playoff time. He
scheduled top notched teams to help his team get
ready.
Early on under new head coach Brent Cham-
bers, the Lady Bulldogs struggled against that


difficult schedule but since have turned it around
winning three consecutive district games.
Suwannee (8-4, 4-0) knocked off host Newber-
ry 48-40 Dec 17 to remain undefeated in district
play behind Hope Chambers 14 points.
At the half way point of the season, the Lady
'Dogs are in first place in the district as the lone
undefeated team. Santa Fe (5-1), Williston (1-3),
Newberry (1-4) and Fort White (0-4) are chasing
the Bulldogs.


Suwannee's Tony Frierson dribbles down the court and towards the
basket. - Photo: Paul Buchanan (SuwanneeSports.com)


By Corey Davis
corey.davis@ gaflnews.com

Under first year head coach
Jeremy Ulmer, the Suwannee
boys basketball team has seen
lots up and downs so far this
season.
Through 10 games the pat-
tern has become somewhat
repetitive, win two games,
lose two, win two, lose two,
win two.
Suwannee (6-4, 2-2) swept
a pair of games last week
with wins over Newberry and
Taylor County.
Visiting Suwannee handed
Newberry 64-47 loss Friday
night behind Andre Zanders'


Suwannee remains the lone undefeated team in the district halfway through the season.
- Photo: Paul Buchanan (SuwanneeSports.com)




Sports Calendar

Dec. 27-29 .
Boys Soccer
Bobcat Invitational, TBA
Jan. 4
Girls Soccer
Lafayette at Hamilton
County, 7
Ridgeview at Suwannee, 7
Boys Soccer
Suwannee at Oak Hall, 6
Girls Basketball
Hamilton County at Taylor
County, 7:30
Santa Fe at Suwannee, 6
Boys Basketball
Santa Fe at Suwannee, 7:30
SEE SPORTS, PAGE 3B - Photo: Metro


21 points and Jimmie Tay-
lor's 19 points.
A night later, Suwannee
held off a late charge by vis-
iting Taylor County to win
65-61 behind Taylor's 22
points, 13 rebounds, two
blocks and two steals. Zan-
ders chipped in with 11
points as well.
Santa Fe (2-0) and Willis-
ton (2-0) sit atop the district
standings, with Suwannee (2-
2), Newberry (0-1) and Fort
White (0-3) trailing.
After the holidays, Suwan-
nee hosts Santa Fe Jan 4 at
7:30 p.m. and Newberry Jan.
6 at 7:30 p.m. in a pair of
huge 5-3A games.


Roundup


'Dogs lock up tie for first

By Corey Davis
corey.davis@gaflnews.com

Suwannee girls capped off a perfect December with an 8-0 win
Dec. 14 over host Madison County at Boot Hill.
Within the first two minutes, Meghan Tyrell assisted on a goal to
SEE ROUNDUP, PAGE 3B


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Continued From Page 1B

Shannon Wood to put the
Bulldogs ahead early.
Tyrell scored the final
goal within the last two
minutes of the game as
well.
Kayla Ratliff and Jessie
Tenbroeck chipped in
goals to extend the lead to
3-0 before Tenbroeck
scored again off header
off a corer kick from
Grace Brett.
Amber Morgan assisted
a ball to Wood for another
goal, while Brett chipped
in two goals with a ten
minute period to close it
out.
Suwannee (12-2, 7-1) is
off for the holidays before
returning to the pitch Jan.
4 to host Ridgeview at 7
p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs fin-
ished District 5-3A play
tied with Santa Fe (7-1)

Suwannee Legals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
The North Florida Broadband Authori-
ty ("NFBA") announces their public
meetings to which all interested persons
are invited. The NFBA is a legal entity and
public body created pursuant to the provi-
sions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes,
and an Interlocal Agreement among: Bak-
er, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamil-
ton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison,
Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and
Wakulla Counties and municipalities of
Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live
Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and
Worthington Springs, Florida. The regu-
lar meetings will be held at 2:00 p.m.
on the second Wednesdays of each
month at the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Suwannee
Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. The specific dates are
as follows: January 12, February 9,
March 9, 2011, April 13, May 11, June 8,
July 13, August 10, September 14, Oc-
tober 12, November 9, and December
14,2011. Meeting agendas will be post-
ed to the NFBA website www.nfba-
fl.org at least 48 hours prior to the
scheduled meeting. The NFBA Board
will address general operating issues of
the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the NFBA with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
meeting, such person will need a record
of the proceedings and may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record is made, in-
cluding the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In ac-
cordance with the Americans with Disabil-
ities Act, persons needing special accom-
modations or an interpreter to participate
in this proceeding, or if you have any
questions regarding this meeting, please
contact the Clerk to the NFBA Board at
(877) 552-3482, at least two business
days prior to the date of the meeting.
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no worst than the second
seed. As of press time the
tiebreaker hasn't been bro-
ken yet to determine the
top seed for the District 5-
3A tournament, which
takes place Jan. 18-21 at
Suwannee.
Results from a game last
week between Fort White
(2-4-1) and Newberry (2-
4-1) were not yet avail-
able. The winner clinched
the third seed, the loser the
fourth seed, while Willis-
ton (0-8) finished last.
Through 14 games, the
Lady Bulldogs, led by a
handful of players, have
outscored their opponents
82-14.
Boys Soccer
Suwannee finished off
its District 5-3A portion of
its schedule with a 8-0 win
Dec. 16 over host Newber-
ry.


Stuart and Jackson
Brown both notched hat
tricks, while teammates
Chris Ortega and Zach
Dennison chipped in goals
to lead Suwannee in the
win. Chris Ortega, Stuart
Brown (two), Irving
Salazar, Justin Shirah all
had assists.
Suwannee (8-2-1, 5-0)
returns to the pitch Dec.
27-29 to compete in the
Bobcat Invitational in
Gainesville over the holi-
days.
The 'Dogs lead 5-3A
and have wrapped up at
least the second seed as
the only undefeated team
in the district, with Santa
Fe (3-1), Fort White (2-3)
and Newberry (0-6) trail-
ing.
Like the girls, the boys
have also been over-
whelming their opponents,
outscoring them 50-11.


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after each game. Covering Suwanee, Branford, Lafayette
and Hamilton County High sports programs, we can't be
everywhere and need your help with coverage. Send us a
few short paragraphs, stats and pictures on last nights
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Jan. 6
Boys Soccer
Eastside at Suwannee, 7
Tallahassee Maclay at Hamilton County,
7
Girls Soccer
Tallahassee Maclay at Hamilton County,
5
Girls Basketball
Newberry at Suwannee, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Newberry at Suwannee, 7:30

Jan. 7
Girls Soccer
Hamilton County at PK Yonge, 6
Suwannee at Gainesville (Citizens
Field), 7:30
Boys Soccer
Suwannee at Keystone Heights, 6
Boys Basketball
Taylor County at Hamilton County, 7:30
Girls Basketball
Hamilton County at PK Yonge, 6

Jan. 8
Boys Basketball
Hamilton County at North Florida
Christian, 6:30
Madison County at Suwannee, 7:30
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Jan. 11
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Hamilton County at Taylor County, 7
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Boys Soccer
Suwannee at Columbia, 7
Girls Basketball
Suwannee at Williston, 6
Boys Basketball
Suwannee at Williston,
7:30

Jan. 15
Girls Basketball
Hamilton County at
Tallahassee Maclay, 3:30
Boys Soccer
Suwannee at Bishop
Kenny, 4
Girls Soccer
Wakulla at Suwannee, 2

Jan. 18-21
Girls Soccer
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Suwannee

Jan. 18
Boys Soccer
Hamilton County at Taylor
County, 7
Girls Basketball
Lafayette at Suwannee,
7:30

Jan. 19
Girls Basketball
Suwannee at Columbia,
7:30

Jan. 20
Boys Soccer
Hamilton County at
Columbia, 6
Lafayette at St. Francis, 6
Suwannee at PK Yonge, 6
Boys Basketball
Fort White at Hamilton


County, 8
Girls Basketball
Fort White at Hamilton
County, 6:30

Jan 21
Boys Soccer
Hamilton County at Fort
White, 6
Boys Basketball
Hamilton County at
Lafayette, 8
Girls Basketball
Melody at St. Francis, 7
Hamilton County at
Lafayette, 6
Suwannee at Baker
County, 7:30

Jan. 22
Boys Basketball
Columbia at Hamilton
County, 7:30


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Jan. 31
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JACKSONVILLE-
Suwannee finished fourth
in the 27th Annual West-
side Kiwanis wrestling
tournament this past week-
end at Forrest.
Ridgeview won the tour-
nament with 259 points,
ahead of Tallahassee Lin-


coln who finished second
with 167 points. Tallahas-
see Chiles was third with
163.5 points, Suwannee
was fourth with 125 and
Creekside was fifth with
109.
Scotty Bucsok won the
103-pound title by pinning
Cody Miller from Baker
County, a minute and


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match. Aaron Fountain
(130) and Logan Fletcher
(152) both finished second
in their weight classes.
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Shawn Brown (135)
placed third after defeating
Tyler Padgett from Ed
White 6-3, while Josh Key
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and Kiahlin Redish (171)
all finished fourth after
losing their matches.
A week earlier, Suwan-
nee finished fifth out of 25
schools at the Capital City
Classic in Tallahassee.
Lincoln won the meet with
111.5 points ahead of
Niceville (96), Chiles (92),
Wakulla (88.) and Suwan-


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Joshua Key (119) and
Aaron Fountain (130) won
individual titles, while
Gonzalo Meza (140)
placed third and Logan
Register (145) finished
fourth.
Suwannee will take
three weeks off for the
holidays before returning


Jan. 7-8 to compete in the
Clay Rotary Invitational in
Green Cove Springs.

27th Annual
Westside Kiwanis
Ridgeview (259)
Lincoln (167)
Chiles (163.5)
Suwannee (125)
Creekside (109)
Ed White (104)
Ponte Vedra (82)
Sandalwood (81)
Bolles (77.5)
Forrest (72)
Buchholz (69.5)
Atlantic Coast (47.5)
Wolfson (46)
Bartram Trail (45.5)
Baker County (44)
Oakleaf (19)
Bishop Snyder (17)

Capital City Classic
Lincoln (111.5)
Niceville (96)
Chiles (92)
Wakulla (88,5)
Suwannee (78)
Gainesville (74)
Mosley (67)
Pace (64)
Rickard (49)
Fort Walton Beach (45)
Columbia (41)
Crestview (39)
Rutherford (39)
Leon (35)
Florida High (33)
Forrest (33)
Middleburg (28)
Milton (28)
Wewa (26.5)
Raines (25.5)
South Walton (24)
Godby (23.5)
Palatka (23)
Ed White (20)
Tate (19)
Bay (10)
Rocky Bayou (0)


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party at the Spirit

Get your tickets now for the huge New Year's Eve cele-
bration at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Dec. 31
with Loren Propper and his band. Tickets are $60 per cou-
ple or $35 per person and include all you can eat finger
food buffet, party favors, toast at midnight, dancing and
fun! There will also be a cash bar.
New Year's Eve tickets should be purchased in advance.
New Year's night, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, Mike Mullis
and his band WhooWhee will entertain in the Music Hall
beginning at 8 p.m. There will also be an auction beginning
at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the annual New Year's Trail
Ride event. Gather the holiday company and head on out
for this exciting event and start the new year off with lots
of fun, dancing and music!
Admission Saturday night is $5 with the $5 applied to
your evening's food and beverage tab. The SOS Cafe and
Restaurant will have available at regular prices delicious
food from the menu. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5
p.m.
Don't forget the SOS Cafe and Restaurant has sports TV
in the Music Hall and cafe so you won't miss any of the
big games when you're visiting with us!
For more information about SOSMP, these events, to purchase tickets or for information
about any of the . ,il:. *i/,... l *in : events at the SOSMP
such as the 2011 Suwannee River Jam, call the SOSMP at
386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to
the website at www.musicliveshere.com.


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


A scene from the 2010 Suwannee River Jam. - Courtesy photo


Suwannee River Jam to



celebrate 20 years in 2011


The 20th edition of the
largest country music jam in the
South is coming to the Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park in
Live Oak April 28-30, 2011.
This year's blow-out event is
sure to feature some of the best
country music artists in the
business.
Past artists such as Zac
Brown Band, John Fogerty,
Brad Paisley, Wynona, Miranda


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recreational uses. $1,995 per acre (Broker/Owner)


16.59 ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY -
ideal for secluded home or a place to hunt.
to state owned property, Suwannee River
springs. $1,668 per acre (Broker/Owner)


35.09 ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - MLS #7
great location for someone looking for a quiet spot t
a home in the country. Property is high & dr
scattered pine trees. $1,650 per acre (Broker/Owner

114.67 ACRES - SUWANNEE COUNTY - MLS#7.
wooded property located close to the Suwannee
Great hunting and recreational property. $1,295 per

722 (+/-) ACRES - DIXIE COUNTY - MLS #74939
south of Cross City, this property joins state owner
and is ideal for hunting. Only $600 per acre

Numerous foreclosed properties available from 5 ac
with prices starting @ $17,500
Call BAYNARD WARD OR CHUCK DAVIS atl-
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Lake City, FL 32055


Lambert, Jason Aldean, Carrie
Underwood (fresh from the
American Idol win), Mel Mc-
Daniel, John Berry, Mont-
gomery Gentry, Aaron Tippin,
Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins,
Terri Clark, Alabama's Jeff
Cook, LoCash Cowboys, Jason
Michael Carroll, Josh Thomp-
son, TG Sheppard, John Ander-
son, James Otto, Jamey John-
son, Colt Ford, Blake Shelton,
Charlie Daniels, Ras-
cal Flats, Jo Dee
Messina, Joe Diffie,
Collin Raye, Tracy
E Byrd, Daryl Worley,
Suzie Boggus, David
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Sawyer Brown, Mark
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it ramp Tritt, Toby Keith,
& other Lee Ann Womack,
Trisha Yearwood,
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closed Hill, Tim McGraw,
merous Mountain Heart
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All of our fruit trees, blueberries, camellias, flowering
trees, house plants and shrubs make terrific gifts!
We'll make your choice festive by adding a colorful
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Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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)ak Ridge Boys, Williams and
[ee comedy team, Sammy Ker-
haw, Pam Tillis, Alabama, Lee
Loy Parnell, Trisha Yearwood,
iddie Rabbit, Tim McGraw,
3ill Monroe and the Bluegrass
toys, Blackhawk, Confederate
Railroad, Willie Nelson, Way-
on Jennings, Merle Haggard,
lilly Ray Cyrus, Patty Love-
ess, George Jones, Jeff Fox-
iorthy, Kenny Rogers, Alan
ackson, Tanya Tucker, Hank
Villiams Jr., Bellamy Brothers,
Restless Heart, Tammy
Vynette, Shenandoah, Kansas
nd Justin Moore have given
he Suwannee River Jam the
reputation of having the best of
he best in country music jams.
Tickets and
accommodations
To purchase tickets, call the
OSMP at 386-364-1683, email
pirit@musicliveshere.com or
o to www.musicliveshere.com
o events and click on Suwan-
ee River Jam April 28-30 for
complete info on tickets and ac-
ommodations. Along with VIP
nd general seating tickets cab-
n rental, recreational vehicle
mental spaces and primitive
amping is also available. Cab-
ns rent fast so contact us
TOW!
Advance tickets
through Dec. 31 are:
Regular admission for
adults $90; Children 6-12
$45.
VIP Gold $400 adults, in-
cludes exclusive reserved
seating within rows 1-10,
three buffet meals, reduced
beverages prices, free drink
specials, free parking, Sur-
prise Special appearances
and Unplugged Jam Perfor-
mances.
VIP Silver $200 adults,
includes reduced beverages
prices, free drink specials,
free parking, Surprise Spe-
cial appearances and Un-
plugged Jam Performances.
Both Gold and Silver VIP
tickets are almost sold out -
hurry and get yours now!
Vendors will have
everything you need
There will be vendors ga-
lore with everything for sale
from recreational vehicles
and cowboy hats to every
kind of festival food imag-
inable.
How to get to the Jam
The Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park is located at
3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles
north of Live Oak, Fla. off
US 129 at the famous
Suwannee River. The park
is 4.5 miles south of Inter-
state 75 and 4.5 miles north
of Interstate 10 off US 129.
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Spirit of the Suwannee lights tour is up and running


Photos with Santa, Kazoobie Show, Puppetone Rockers and much more!


It's the season for music, twinkling lights, lots of food
and celebrations and The Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park in Live Oak is more than ready. Suwannee Lights is
all aglow where more than five million twinkling lights
adorn a two-mile long wonderland of delightful scenes of
Christmas with twinkling, hand-made Christmas displays
large and small.



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The tour is open each night through Dec. 24 from 6 -
10 p.m. Suwannee Lights admission Sunday - Thursday
is $2 children, $6 adults; Friday and Saturday $2 chil-
dren, $8 adults. You never have to leave your vehicle
during the tour so you and your family will be warm and
cozy while enjoying this spectacular tour of Christmas
scenes!


After the tour, the atmosphere is like a winter wonder-
land with a visit with Santa Claus, roasted marshmal-
lows, hot chocolate and cookies. Then it's off to the
Crafts Village, which has something for everyone on
your list, including playable guitars and banjos made


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road with scattered trees.
Driveway in place.
REDUCED TO $15,500.
Terms.
(2) Off CR 49 5 acres in
grass with scattered trees,
fenced on 3 sides with survey.
Only $4,900 per acre.
(3) CR 51 & Pinewood St.:
2.29 Acres, city water and
sewer, zoned office. Good
location REDUCED TO
$159,900.
(4) Off CR 349: 10 acre
wooded tract with a two
bedroom CH/AC log home in
excellent condition cont.
approx. 1200 sq. ft. under
roof, 30'x40' pole barn.
REDUCED TO
$145,900.
(5) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre
corner tract good exposure.
Reduced to $34,500.
(6) 40 acres with 835 ft. on
paved road in 13 year old
planted pines. Priced to sell
at REDUCED TO
$149,900.
(7) CR 143: 9 acres on paved
road with a 3/2 CH/AC home
const. in 2002 with a 2 car
garage, 30'x50' bar, 8x8
storage, nice fish pond. Good
buy @ $175,000.
(8) Hamilton Co.: 10 acres
on CR751 and the river
approx. 1300 ft. on the water
and approx. 1300 ft. on
paved road. Priced to sell at
REDUCED TO $64,000.
(9) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow:
4 acres in grass/cropland
with scattered trees. $32,500.
(10)190th St.: 10 acres in
planted pines approx. 15
years old, with a 3/1 CH/AC


SWMH, 2 car carport/shop.
Priced to sell @ $49,000.
(11) 169th Rd.: 5 ac. in grass
with a 3/2 CH/AC DWMH
cont. approx. 1,850 sq. ft.
under roof in excellent cond.
2 car detached garage. Good
area. REDUCED TO
$99,000.
(12) Hamilton County: 40
acre wooded on county road.
Good hunting area that
adjoins SRWMD.
REDUCED TO
$129,500.
(13) New 3 bedroom, 2 bath
CH/AC home. City sewer &
water, privacy fence.
REDUCED TO $80,000.
(14) Near City on paved
road: 6 acres in grass with
scattered trees, 36'x36' horse
barn with tack/feed room &
loft (2009), 2" well, fenced &
divided into paddocks with
horse type fence.
REDUCED TO $84,900.
(15) Suwannee River Charles
Springs area: 1.88 ac.
wooded with 137 ft. on the
water elevation survey. Will
support regular inground
septic tank. Good buy @
$39,900.
(16) 104th St.: 7 3/4 acres
with a 3/2 CH/AC 2006
Fleetwood DWMH, kitchen
furnished, fireplace 4" well, 2
septic. Priced to sell @
$99,900.
(17) CR 136 West: 5 acres in
grass with a 3/2 CH/AC
DWMH in excellent
condition cont. approx. 2,100
sq. ft. of living area, kitchen
furnished, 30'x42' carport
and storage. Priced to sell @
$93,000.




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Festival of Lights underway at Stephen Foster


WHITE SPRINGS -
The Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park
Festival of Lights, with
more than four million
lights throughout the park,
is now underway. The Fes-
tival continues through
Dec. 31 each evening 5:30
p.m. until 9 p.m.
During the Festival,
named one of the Top 20
Events in the southeastern
United States by the
Southeast Tourism Society,
visitors can enjoy the holi-
day sights and sounds as
they drive through the park
to see unique holiday light
displays, including the ma-
jestic oak trees adorned
with thousands of lights,
an antebellum Museum
dressed in full holiday
splendor, and a ginger-
bread village located at the
Gift Shop and Craft
Square. The centerpiece of


the park's light display is
the Carillon Tower, which
illuminates the night sky
standing more than 200
feet tall dressed from head
to toe in lights as holiday
music rings from its
bells. The Stephen Foster
Museum will be open ex-
tended hours to 8:30 p.m.
nightly. Cousin
Thelma Boltin's Gift Shop
will be open everyday until
9 p.m. where complimen-
tary refreshments are
served. The Craft Square
comes alive with a demon-
strators, music, bonfire and
marshmallow roasts for
everyone to enjoy.
New to this year's festi-
val, local church choirs are
invited to perform on the
steps of the Stephen Foster
Museum nightly from 6:30
p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with
breaks at the top and bot-
tom of each hour for


Christmas carillon bell
concerts. If any church
groups would like to per-
form, they should contact
Diane at 386-397-2733 for
more information.
Park Entrance Fees for
this evening event will be
$2 per person. The Festival
of Lights is sponsored by
the Stephen Foster Citizens
Support Organization, the


Town of White Springs
and its special events com-
mittee, and is made possi-
ble by the generous sup-
port of numerous local in-
dividuals and businesses in
the Suwannee Valley Re-
gion.
For more information,
visit www.FloridaS-
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The Stephen Foster gift shop during a previous Festival.
- Courtesy photo


The Stephen Foster tower during a previous Festival.
- Courtesy photo


Spirit of the Suwannee lights


tour is up and running


Continued From Page 2

from cigar boxes, intricate hand-
carved keepsake boxes that will be-
come family heirlooms, wooden
toys, hand-made indoor/outdoor fur-
niture, beautiful scented candles,


musical instruments and much, much
more. You surely will want to have
your child's photo taken with Santa.
And don't forget the Kazoobie Show
and the Puppetone Rockers designed
to bring a smile to the faces of little
ones and adults alike.


For more information about
(1. . i,;..,li reservations or these
events, call the SOSMP at 386-364-
1683, e-mail
spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to
the website at
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Cardiac Arrest vs.


Heart Attack


Many people mistakenly assume cardiac
arrest and heart attack are the same
thing. However, sudden cardiac arrest is
not a heart attack. In fact, there are
distinguishable differences between the
two that are best explained by detailing
what is actually happening when
someone is suffering from either one.
What happens during a heart attack?
During a heart attack, blockage occurs
in one or more of the heart's arteries.
That blockage subsequently prevents the
heart from receiving enough oxygen-
rich blood. Research indicates that many
people with symptoms of a heart attack
actually delay seeking treatment for
more than two hours.
In a 2010 study published in the
Archives of Internal Medicine,
researchers found the average delay in
arriving at the hospital after the start of
a heart attack was roughly two and a
half hours. Eleven percent of the more
than 100,000 cases examined in the
study waited more than 12 hours from
, the start of symptoms before seeking
treatment. Those symptoms can include
chest discomfort, shortness of breath
and discomfort in other areas of the
body that do no improve after five
minutes.
What happens during cardiac arrest?
When a person is experiencing cardiac
arrest, their heart's electrical system is
malfunctioning and suddenly becomes
irregular. The heart begins to beat very
fast while the ventricles may flutter or
S quiver. Blood is not being delivered to


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Unlike a heart attack, cardiac arrest
requires immediate treatment. It's best
to seek treatment promptly for both a
heart attack and cardiac arrest, but
those experiencing cardiac arrest are at
much greater risk of death if treatment
is not sought immediately. Men and
women, young and old, should also
keep in mind that heart attack can
sometimes lead into cardiac arrest,
highlighting the importance of seeking
treatment as soon as any symptoms of
heart attack begin to appear.
How are heart attack and cardiac arrest
prevented?
The goal is to keep blood flowing
through the body as smoothly as
possible. This means avoiding blood
clots and the build-up of plaque in the
arteries. That might sound simple
enough, but plaque build-up and the
process of coronary artery disease has
been shown to begin as far back as
childhood, when diets are not typically
tailored to avoid heart disease.
While it's impossible to go back in
time and change certain lifestyle
habits, including diet and exercise
routines and regimens, there are ways
adults can reduce the build-up of
plaque, which can help them avoid
falling victim to heart attack and
cardiac arrest.
* Exercise regularly. At least 30
minutes of daily exercise is
recommended.
* Eat a healthy diet. A diet low in
saturated fat, which almost always
equates to eating less red meat, and
high in fruits and vegetables is ideal.
* Stop smoking. For those who have
never smoked or have quit smoking,
keep it up. Those who have or
continue to smoke, stop.
* Don't procrastinate. These changes
can't wait until tomorrow. As
mentioned above, the process or
coronary artery disease doesn't wait
for adulthood, and adults who need to
make changes cannot afford to drag
their feet. The good news is studies
have indicated that even those with
heart disease can expect to live longer
if they simply commit to the necessary
lifestyle changes.
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attack and cardiac arrest, visit the
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Miss Majestic Pageant
Association proudly presents
Mr. MLK Contest
Miss Majestic Pageant Association proudly presents Mr.
MLK Contest, Saturday, January 15, 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee Co. Coliseum Annex. Any young gentleman of
interest please contact Calvin Sneed (386) 590-6881 for
details. Ages: 5-8 Div. I, 9-13 Div. 2, 13-19 Div. 3. Come
see the Dream become a Reality.

FREE Medicaid Workshop!
Join Teresa Byrd Morgan of Morgan Law Center for
Estate & Legacy Planning as she expels the myths and
expands the opportunities with MEDICAID Planning.
This workshop will be held on Thursday, January 13,
2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lifestyle Enrichment Center
(628 S.E. Allison Court, Lake City, FL 32025). To attend,
please call Shana Miller at 386-755-1977.

Suwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center GED
Testing Dates 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., January 5, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m. Jan. 10 & 11, 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., February 2, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 & 8, 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., March 2, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m. March 7 & 8, 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., April 6, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m. April 11 & 12, 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., May 4, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m.May 9 & 10, 2011
Registration: Wed. at 9 a.m or 6 p.m., June 1, 2011
Test: Monday & Tuesday at 4 p.m. June 6 & 7, 2011

To be admitted into the registration & testing sessions,
you must have the following: Florida Driver's License (or
FL ID) and Social Security Card
Receipt for payment of the test
MANDATORY registration if you have not tested since
2002
NO children allowed at registration or testing site.

Live Oak Elks Lodge #1165
Bingo
Monday nights 7 p.m. until
(Card sales begin at 6 p.m.)
$30 minimum payout - 20 games played
$250 Progressive Jackpots (2)
Winner take all (last game)


Thursday nights 7 p.m. until
(Card sales beginning at 6 p.m.)
$20 minimum payout - 30 games played
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Bring a New Player - Get a free dabber or single card
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Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Cub Scout Pack No. 408-Tiger, Wolf, Bears and Webelos
dens (grades one - five) - every Tuesday, Aug.-May only;
6:30-7:30 p.m. at Live Oak Church of the Nazarene.

ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
ATTENTION!
Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor
The Question on everyone's mind is which county has the
best "ex-high school" basketball players? The Challenge
is on!
Introducing the 1st Annual MLK Dream Classic Men's
Basketball Tournament
When: Monday, January 17, 2011, 8:30 a.m. until
finished
Where: Lafayette High School Gym, Mayo, Florida
Entry Fee: $150/Team (Five team limit, will honor the 1st
five teams to respond)
Double elimination - no current high school students
Trophies and medals awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams
All proceeds to benefit Alms of Bethel Community
Outreach, Inc. After School programs.
For more information contact: Taylor McGrew, 386-294-
1701 (work), 386-294-2440 (home), 386-590-7405 (cell).

Suwannee County
Open Market
Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Suwannee County Museum,
North Highway 129. Live Oak. Shop fresh, shop local for
farm fresh produce, flowers, plants, herbs, baked goods,
coffee, locally produced honey, jellies, jams, soaps, arts
and crafts and more. All vendors welcome. Call 386-362-
1776 or 386-364-4560 for more information.

Master Gardening Series to be
held at Lafayette County
Public Library each month
January 7, Cindy Hett, Lawn Fertilization
February 4, Joann Martz - Roses
March 4, Maggie Biggerstaff - Ornamental grasses
April 1, Janie Henson - Hardy flowering perennials
May 6, Carol Sullivan - Florida Natives
June 3, Judy Morelan - Butterflies


Lafayette/Taylor Lions Club
meeting
The next meeting will be held the fourth Tuesday in
January. No meeting in December. The meeting will be
held at the Golden Corral in Perry.

Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) Meeting
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meeting - Meets
second and fourth Tuesday of every month (August-May)
at First Baptist Church of Live Oak @ 9:30 am. MOPS
International exists to encourage, equip and develop
every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a
woman, mother and leader. Breakfast and childcare are
provided. www.mops.org.

Family history book
I am putting together a family history book on the
descendants of Stephen, William & Sarah Ann Grant.
Surnames include Grant, Hewitt, Adams, Land, McCray,
McClamma & any other related. If you would like to
submit information or photos or are interested, please
contact Cher Newell at 386-209-1559 or 386-364-1608.

Stop, drop and Recycle for
Adults with Disabilities
Comprehensive Community Services Inc. Invites you to
participate in our recycling project campaign. CCS
Clients are recycling - Printer Ink Cartridges, Laser
Cartridges, Cell Phones -Any Kind, MP3 Players
Drop off at Lafayette Extension Office, Wes Haney
Chevrolet, Suwannee Tax Collectors, Live Oak City
Hall, or the CCS Office, larger quantities can be picked
up. For more information on how your business can join
the CCS recycling team call Janet Sampson, 386-362-
7143 ext 5.

FREE SUNDAY LUNCH
For the past several months a group headed up by Pat and
JoAnn Lynch have been serving a free lunch at the
community center in Live Oak the last Sunday of the
month. This past month we fed around 300 children and
families. We support this project by selling donated items
at the Flea Market in Lake City. We have cleaned out all
of our closets, garages and are now in need of items to be
donated to this cause. We also need volunteers to help set
up and serve the meals. If you are interested in
volunteering or would like to donate garage sale items
you may contact Pat and Jo Ann Lynch at (386) 935-1076
or Roger Burnside at (386) 935-3343.

Did you earn your pin?
Reconnect with your shipmates and help preserve the
memories

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Announcements


Help Wanted

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Apply in Person Only:
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110 Lee Avenue SE
Live Oak, FI 32060
No Phone Calls Please


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CASUAL LIBRARY
AIDE I POSITIONS
LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary is currently seeking ap-
plicants for the positions of ca-
sual Library Aide I to work on
an as needed basis at the Live
Oak Public Library. Applica-
tions are available at the
Suwannee County Administra-
tive Services Department, 224
Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL
32064, telephone (386) 362-
6869. Positions will remain
open until filled. The Suwan-
nee County Board of County
Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity em-
ployer that does not discrimi-
nate against any qualified em-
ployee or applicant because of
race, color, national origin, sex,
including pregnancy, age, dis-
ability, or marital status. Span-
ish speaking individuals are
encouraged to apply. All ap-
plicants subject to a pre-em-
ployment physical. "Successful
completion of a drug test is a
condition of employment."
EEO/AA/V/D.

DENTAL ASSISTANT needed
for small, rural relaxed-pace of-
fice. Expanded functions training
necessary. 4 day work week with
benefits. Please fax resume to
386-776-3132

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Immediate Opening with
Rental Assistance. 1, 2, & 3
bdrm HC & non-HC accessible
apartments. Laundry facility &
playground. We pay water,
sewer & garbage. 176 SE Land
Avenue, Mayo, FL. Ph: 386-
294-2720, TDD/TTY 711."This
institution is an equal opportu-
nity provider, and employer."

FirstDay
MAINTENANCE WORKER I
Suwannee County School Board
facilities department position
open for a Maintenance Worker I.
Salary range-$26,458.00-
$34,830.00. Preference given to
applicants with experience in
HVAC repair. Applicants may ap-
ply at
www.suwannee.kl2.fl.us
Deadline to apply is
January 2, 2011


Help Wanted

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START THE NEW YEAR OFF
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Looking for experienced RN's
and LPN's. Must be able to
work 8 hour shifts. Day and
Evening Shifts available. Great
benefits, Salary based on ex-
perience.
Please apply at:
Surrey Place care Center
110 Lee Avenue SE
Live Oak, FI 32060
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Business
Opportunities
DO YOU EARN $800.00 In A
Day? Your Own Local Candy
Route 25 Machines and Candy
All For $9995.00 All Major Cred-
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Lost & Found
FOUND BLOOD HOUND: Red,
Male, Approx 2 yrs old, Approx
40 Ibs. Found at 152nd PI, CR 49
in Wellborn. 386-963-4630
REWARD LOST BLUE HEELER
Last seen in area of Friendship
Baptist Church, Live Oak on Dec.
6th. Male. PLEASE Call 386-590-
7842


REWARD LOST GOLDEN RE-
TRIEVER Dowling Park Area.
Between Newburn & Mitchell Rd.
Male, Light Golden Brown, 3 Yrs
Old. Kids Miss Him!!! 386- 209-
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Appliance Sales &
Service
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Computer Repair
Service
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Computer repair, house calls,
free pickup and delivery.
Call 386-855-1041

Education
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Pets/Free Pets
BOXER PUPPIES AKC REG.
Tails Docked & Dew Claws.
Faun/White, Very Flashy 5-Fe-
males, 1-Male, Parents on
Premises. 386-209-3809 or 386-
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GIFTS $600.00

FREE CHRISTMAS PUPPIES:
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home. 386-842-5022 or 386-209-
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Livestock
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Building Materials
METAL ROOFING & STEEL
BUILDINGS. Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in
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in 26 ga. panels. Carports, horse
barns, shop ports. Completely
turn key jobs. All Steel Buildings,
Gibsonton, Florida. 1-800-331-
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Music Hall, restaurant closed Christmas Eve and

Christmas Day at the Spirit of the Suwannee
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park extends warm
holiday wishes to all our friends and faithful patrons who
enjoy dining at the SOS Caf6 and Restaurant and enjoy
the wonderful music, dancing and activities held in the
Music Hall each week. In the spirit of the season, this
week, we're giving those employees time off Christmas
Eve day and Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25, to be with their
families for the holidays. For these two days only our
regular Friday and Saturday night music events in the
Music Hall will not be held and the SOS Caf6 and
Restaurant will also be closed. The SOS Cafe and
Restaurant will re-open Sunday, Dec. 26, at regular hours
with breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. for your enjoyment.
SOSMP President/CEO James Cornett and staff extend
best wishes for a great holiday season to you and yours
and hope to see you next week when the SOSMP will re-
turn to it's regular schedule Monday and Thursday night
with Ted "Teddy Mac" McMullen and karaoke in the
Music Hall, along with New Year's Eve and New Year's
evening events.
Suwannee Lights will continue through Christmas Eve
and the Store of the Village will also remain open Christ-
mas Eve--only the Music Hall and SOS Cafe and Restau-
rant will be closed.


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Misc. Merchandise
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Wanted to Buy
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Questions? Call 352-949-1450.

Boats/Accessories
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Apartments for Rent
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136 near ACV entrance. New
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LAFAYETTE APTS.
Inmediata apertura de Asisten-
cia de Alquiler. 1, 2 y 3 dormi-
torios HC y no HC-acceso
apartamentos. Servicio de la-
vanderia y centro de recreo.
Pagamos agua, alcantarillado
y basura. 176 SE Avenida de
la tierra, Mayo, Fl. Tel: 386-
294-2720, TDD / TTY 711.
"Esta institution es un provee-
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race, color, religion, sex, disabili-
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such preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status in-
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18 living with parents or legalcus-
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people securing custody of chil-
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The toll-free number for the hear-
ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Houses for Rent
LIVE OAK/DOWLING PK AREA
40 Acres high & dry on main hwy.
House handyman special
4Bd/2Ba. Cross frenced for live-
stock. $1200 negotible. Serious
inquiries only. Call for appoint-
ment 904-291-6296 or 904-509-
7125

SMALL COTTAGE IN THE
WOODS: 2Bd/1Ba $450 Plus
Utilities per Mo. Brocker/Owner
Annette Land 386-935-0824

Homes for Sale
HOME 2Bd/1Ba on 1 Acre Lot,
Remodeled, Fenced, Walk-In
Closet or Retreat. Metal Roof,
New A-C/Heat. $490mo w $5K
down. Owner Finance? Call:
Gary 386-758-9824

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or 386-984-9532 Before 9:30 pm


Condos/Duplexes for
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private beach club membership!
Must see! Call now 877-888-
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Mobile Homes for Sale
BIG 4Bd/2.5Ba DWMH on 6
Acres. Fenced, Utility Bldg, Back
Porch. Bring the animlas to
graze! LR & Den w/Fireplace.
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hoo.com

LAND HOME PACKAGES: Co-
lumbia & Suwannee Co. Possible
owner finance. Some available
w/Sweat Equity Loans. 386-344-
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NEW MODULAR HOMES 300
Floor Plans to Choose From,
Large to Small 5% Interest Rate.
Small Down Payments, Live The
Good Life. Mike 386-623-4218

SHIPP FUNDS ACCEPTED and
owner finance at 7% fixed! Now
is the best time ever to buy a new
home and make your dreams
come true call 386-365-8549

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Good Condition. Call for Price.
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Sale
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riverfront property, 6 miles paved
road frontage, power, high speed
internet, telephone. Private gated
boat ramp. Best investment in
GA! $2950/acre. Will divide.
Owner 912-529-6198

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas, I walked in the house
And with a hug and a kiss, I greeted my spouse.
Pulled a beer from the fridge, and some holiday snacks,
It was a long day at work, and time to relax.
I strolled to the den, and there I would see,
My favorite old chair just waiting for me.
The remote in my hand and the beer on my lap,
I settled right down for a long evening nap.
When out of the basement there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
My wife yelled, "Honey, you have to come quick!
The washer...it's broken! It's finally quit."
So standing in water and suds like the sea,
It was clear why my in-laws gave it to us for free!
But with a grunt and a groan, I dragged it outside,
Put a sign by the curb, "Please take it. It died!"
I returned to my wife wondering, "What should I do?"
'Cause money was tight and she wanted "Like New".
I thought of the classified, and turned to that section,
When it comes to new washers, there's quite a selection.
There's Hot Point and Maytag, Sears Kenmore and GE,
Even front-loading types from both Bosch and LG.
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So I picked up the phone and I started to dial,
For the machine I had found, the right color and style.
"I'm calling on your washer, and I need one tonight!"
"Come right over," he said, "and I'll put on the light."
I sprang into action, down the driveway I flew,
The tires skidding out on the mid-evening dew.
I pulled into their drive and I knocked on the door,
A young gentleman asked, "What are you here for?"
"The washer," I said, "We spoke on the phone?"
"You have the wrong house," he said with a groan.
So back in the car to now clear up this mess,
I sure wish I had charged my new GPS!


So I finally arrived with a glimmer of hope,
But soon came to realize I'd forgotten the rope!
The washer squeezed tight in the trunk of my car,
And the owner, he laughed, '"Do you have to go far?"

But I hopped in my coupe and I sped straight away,
And yelled out the window, "Have a Happy Holiday!"
I arrived at my home to put the washer in place,
And my wife greeted me with a warm, sweet embrace.

With the hoses hooked up and the power plugged in,
I smiled at my wife with a pearly-white grin.
And I headed upstairs, but then heard her shriek,
"Honey, please wait! There's still a big leak!"

I spoke not a word and went straight to my work,
And fixed all the leaks with a turn and a jerk.
Then a twist of the knob, and my wife was aglow,
She cried as she said, "You're my Santa, you know."

I sprang up the stairs to go hop in my chair,
And thought, "These are the reasons I'm loosing my hair!"
So I stopped by the kitchen and grabbed a new beer,
'Cause that and a nap is called "Holiday Cheer!"

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With more than 13,000 members and over 150 chapters
throughout the United States, your rank or rate and status
are active, retired or honorably discharged are secondary
to the purposes of the organization. We are all brothers of
"The Pin." We band together to honor the memories of
the over 4,000 men who EARNED THE RIGHT to wear"
Dolphins" to maintain the bonds of friendship and
camaraderie.You are invited to contact us through the
address below for more information: National Contact:
United States Submarine Veterans, PO Box 3870
Silverdale, WA 98383 or 1-877-542-DIVE r
www.ussvi.org. Local contact:W. Ray Rausch, 386-209-
1473, uss483@windstream.net, 10035 105th Drive, Live
Oak, Fl 32060.

First Baptist Church of Live
Oak to hold weekly grief
recovery support group
First Baptist Church of Live Oak, FL will begin holding a
weekly grief recovery support group. GriefShare is a
non-denominational Biblically based 13 week program
for people who are struggling with losing a loved one in
death. People can enter at any point in the 13 weeks. It
will be held at 6 pm on Wednesdays. First Baptist Church
is located at 401 W. Howard in Live Oak. For more
information, people may call 386-362-1583 or find us on
the web at www.fbcliveoak.org.

Happy Days are here again
The Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter has
received a $20,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend to
help spay or neuter the pets of low income families in
Suwannee County. This grant is funded through sales of
the official Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter
License Plate.
Applications can be picked up at participating local
veterinarian offices and at the shelter, 11150 144th Street,
McAlpin, Fl. There is a co-pay and that will be
determined according to your income. For further
information please call the shelter at 386-208-0072.

Looking for classmates
of Class of 1959
Would like to contact any classmates from the Class of
1959 (in the event of upcoming reunions, etc.) Contact
Joyce Parker at 407-886-0601 or write to: Joyce Parker,
4039 Visa Lane, Apopka, Fl 32703.



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Haven Hospice hosts Helping
Hands Volunteer Orientation
When: Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Where: Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center,
6037 W. U.S. Hwy 90, Lake City, Fl. Call Carolyn Long
at 386-752-9191 for more information.

New Commander Post #107
New Commander Post #107 American Legion is Richard
(Dick) Lees Sr. For more information contact Hilde
Schmid 776-2123.

TOPS weigh-loss support
available locally
(It's now your time)
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an effective weight-
loss solution that yields real results. With the average
waistline of North Americans growing at the same time
prices continue to rise, people are looking for cost effect
weight-loss support that works. That annual TOPS
membership fee is only $26 making TOPS one of the
most affordable options available. Monthly dues are $5.
Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting
free of charge. TOPS FL 798 meets at Live Oak
Community Church of God 10639 US 129 South every


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married couple seeks to
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extended family. Financial
security. Expenses paid. Laurel &
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Wednesday morning with weigh in beginning at 7:45
a.m., meeting begins at 9 a.m. through 10 a.m. For more
information call Barbara at (386) 362-5933. It's never too
late to start losing those unwanted pounds.

Donate your old cars
Now that spring has arrived, people may be thinking of
donating their old cars as part of a clean up. The Boys
and Girls Clubs would be happy to take their old cars.
People donating to the Clubs will not only get rid of the
unwanted car but will be contributing to the clubs. Boys
and Girls Clubs really work with kids in most
communities and offer a safe place for them. If you wish
to donate a car, call 800-246-0493. Not only will donators
be helping the kids, they will be able to take sale price as
a contribution for income tax purposes.

Talent Search
Do you sing or play and instrument? Do you act or
dance? Do you like to read or spend time with a friend in
wonderful conversation? WE WANT YOU! Suwannee
Health Care & Rehab Center is looking for your talent for
our residents. Dinner for two - $45; One night at the
Beach - $125; One hour volunteering to make memories

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that last forever - PRICELESS! Call: Lynn Brannon,
Activities Director 386-362-7860 or 386-590-2961.
Donations needed!
Suwannee County Environmental Watchdogs, a non-
profit organization, seeks donations for yard sale
merchandise. Info: Sandy, 386-364-8020.
CJBAT tests
Monday - Thursday
Monday - Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): CJBAT
(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is required for
acceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement
programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration &
scheduling time and date are required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.

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

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

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

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


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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
(TOPS)
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is a non-profit weight
loss support group. We meet every Thursday morning at
First Advent Christian Church at 699 Pinewood Drive in
Live Oak, located next to the Vo-Tech. We all know how
difficult is to lose weight. As a group we support each
other through thick and thin. We welcome men as well as
ladies.
Weigh-in is from 8 - 8:50 with the meeting from 9 - 10
a.m. You are welcome to visit us and see if this is what
you are looking for.
For more information, please call Pat (386) 935-3720 or
Sherry (386) 776-2735.
Live Oak Partnership meeting
schedule changes
The Live Oak Partnership Revitalization Board will meet
on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held at the Live Oak City Hall
complex. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings will be
held in the City Hall Annex building, east of the main
City Hall office.
Free English-speaking and
literacy classes
Provided by Columbia County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program. Where: Wellborn, Florida,
Unity of God Ministries, Inc., 12270 County Road 137
When:Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Activities for
children will be provided. Please contact 386-755-8190
for additional information.

Class of 1971 reunion planned
The class of 1971 is preparing for our 40th class reunion.
We are searching for addresses and emails of all
classmates. If you are a parent, grandparent, or sibling of
a former classmate and can help us with this task you are
asked to please contact suwanneeclassreunion @
ymail.com or call 386-362-3895 and leave a message.
Anyone who would like to help on the planning
committee is more than welcome. We look forward to
hearing from all our classmates.


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After finishing a guided walking tour of the historic
Punda section of Curacao's colorful capital, Willemstad, I
wondered if I had time to cross the Queen Emma Bridge
to the almost as colorful Otrobanda section across Santa
Anna Bay.
The warning signal had sounded and the pontoon
bridge was ready to open on its hinge to allow ocean go-
ing boat traffic to pass through. I decided to not rush
across but to wait until the bridge was back in position so
I could enjoy a more leisurely stroll over and back again.
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SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY



CRITTER CORNER


Suwannee Valley
Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop
Madison, Florida 32340

Two miles south ofLee
offC.R. 255
From - I - 10 Exit 262. Take
C.R.255 north .8 of a mile

We are a Limited Space Shelter
(no kill). You must check with us
prior to bringing a drop-off animal
to the shelter. Hours; Tues. - Sat.
10:00 to 2:00, or by appointment.
We are closed on Sunday and
Monday. Visit our website and
see the animals that need a good
home at www.suwanneevalleyhu-
manesociety.org or at our e-mail
address suwanneevalley@embarq-
mail.com.

We service the surrounding
counties of Madison, Suwannee,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Columbia
and Taylor. We do not pick up an-
imals.

Lost and Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or found
one, the humane society will help
you find your pet. Call us at (850)
971- 9904 or toll free at 1-866-
236-7812. Leave a message if we
are closed, we will return your


call. Remember to always call
your local animal controls or shel-
ters if you have found an animal
or lost a pet.

THRIFT STORE:
You must come see our thrift
stores, if you have not been here
before. We have three stores, a
boutique, clothing and furniture.
We are always looking for dona-
tions for the stores. Please keep us
in mind if you have items in good
condition you would like to donate
to us.

RECYCLING:
We have a recycling bin on our
property newspapers, magazines,
and catalogs. The bin will take all
kinds of paper. We also have a bin
in Live Oak at 305 Pinewood Dri-
ve, next to Johnson's
Appliance/Radio Shack. We also
collect aluminum cans to recycle.
Just bring them to the shelter. All
the money goes to help the home-
less animals.

Our adoption is $65.00 which
INCLUDES, spay/neuter,
wormed, boost- shots, heart-
worm/feline leukemia tested, mi-
cro chips, and rabies shot (if old
enough). We also a Diamond in
the Ruff program, ask about


it. Come visit us, our animals
would love to meet you.

We now have a page in Face
Book. Come check us out and fine
out what's going on. Go to
Suwannee Valley Humane Society
Animal Shelter. Friends of the ani-
mals donated the page. We thank
them very much. SO CHECK US
OUT.

We are always looking for vol-
unteers. We need help running the
shelter and working with the ani-
mals. Also the Thrift Store could
use help. We appreciate any time
you could give us.

We will be open 10 am - 4 pm
on Christmas Eve and closed on
Christmas and New Years day.

FEATURED ANIMALS
FOR ADOPTIONS
DOGS:
# 4006 - Robbie - is a 3 month
old, Lab Mix. He is brown and
weighs 21 lbs.

# 4005 - Rebecca - is a Lab
Mix, she is 3 months old. She is
brown and weighs 16.4 lbs.

# 4004 - Jangle is a 9 week old
puppy. He is a Lab Mix and


weighs 8 lbs. He is black with
along white streak on his chest.

# 4003 - Jingle - is a male Lab
mix puppy. He is 9 weeks old and
weighs 7.6 lbs. He is black with a
white speck on his chest.

$ 4002 - Golly - is a Lab Mix,
he is 9 weeks old. He is black with
a medium white streak on his
chest. He weighs 7.8 lbs.

# 4000 - Holly - is a female,
Lab Mix. She is 9 weeks old and
weighs 8 lbs. She is black with
white under chin and chest.

CATS:
# 3989 - Wimpy - is a 11 week
old kitty, he weighs
1.5 lbs. He is an orange kitty.

# 3988 - Zsa Zsa - is a 10
month old kitty, she is orange. She
weighs 5.8 lbs, and is a sweet-
heart.

# 3973 - Frenchie - is 1 month
3 weeks old and weighs 2.13 /2
lbs. She is black and white.

# 39 69 - Betty - is 4 months
old and weighs 6.6 lbs. She is a
short haired, black kitty.


# 3965 - Alanna - is a orange
and white kitty. She is 3 months
old and weighs 2 .6 lbs.

If you have lost or found an
animal, call and we will put in our
Critter Corner for you.

LOST and FOUND

Lost: in Wellborn area, a Blue
Point Siamese kitty, her name is
"Crystal". She is a silver blue col-
or and has beautiful blue eyes. She
is 6 years old and weight between
8 - 10 lbs. She has been missing
for 3 weeks. If you have found
her, please call Jim Jones @ (386)
963 -1252.

Lost: on Rte. 90, East of Live
Oak. A chocolate male, Lab,
named "Hershey". Was not wear-
ing a collar, thinks he might have
a micro chip. He is very friendly
and the kids miss him a lot. If you
have found him, please call Mike
White @ (386) 208 -
0849.

Our website has chanl,,ed to
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ter of minutes and is a won-
der to behold. When in
place, the bridge offers a
unique pedestrian vantage
point overlooking both sec-
tions of one of the few
Caribbean capital cities on
the UNESCO World Her-
itage list.
Punda got its start in
1634, when Holland cap-
tured Curacao from Spain.
Ortrobanda, which means
"the other side," came along
73 years later.
Be sure to take your cam-
eras while touring Willem-
stad. The city's historic
colonial architecture, heavi-
ly influenced by the Dutch,
comes in a string of glori-
ous Caribbean colors like
rose, orange, gold, green
and aquamarine.
In all, Willemstad boasts
760 protected monuments
of which more than 100
have already been restored,
but the structures face a
constant battle against the
island's salt air and humidi-
ty. Six of the island's origi-
nal forts still remain, several
of which, like Fort Rif, have
been converted into restau-
rants, bars, shops and enter-
tainment venues.
More in the way of the
fort's claim to fame are the
cannonball embedded in its
southwestern wall by Cap-
tain Bligh's troops (of
"Mutiny on the Bounty"
fame) and its massive stone
arches that straddle the wa-
terfront.
Fort Amsterdam was also
the colonial governmental
center and a walk through
the area gave me a look at
the governor's residence,
the Ministry, and the 1769
United Protestant Church,
painted bright yellow with
white trim and a red roof,
that now serves as a muse-
um.
Nearby, the Mikve Israel-
Emanuel synagogue was
built by Sephardic Jews
originally from Portugal,
consecrated in 1732 and
claims to be the oldest syna-
gogue in the Western hemi-
sphere in continuous use.
On display is a number of
invaluable ceremonial and
cultural objects including a
Torah scroll brought by the
first Jewish settlers to Cura-
cao, believed to be from the
time of their expulsion from
Spain in 1492.
While Punda is famous
for its excellent shops and
boutiques, the floating mar-
ket, a string of small wood-


en boats that line de
Ruyterkade, is truly a sight
to see. As the small fleet of
vessels float on the water,
vendors, mainly from near-
by Venezuela, sell fish,


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fruits, vegetables, assorted
wearables, crafts and more
under the shade of the
boats' colorful canvas
awnings.
If you're in the vicinity of


Marshe Bieuw (Old Market)
at lunchtime and don't mind
the heat from the long string
of cooking stoves, you can
taste some local homemade
foods such as fried plan-


tains, thick pea soup with
pork, ham and sausage,
bami (long noodles with
veggies and meat), sate
(skewed meat with peanut
sauce), stewed goat, stuffed


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patties held together in a
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