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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: 06-22-2011
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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Wednesday Edition - June 22, 2011


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



High speed chase ends in arrest
SMcA pincer Derek Slaughter arrived on vehicle and sped away from th
McAlpin man nabbed on dead end road scene,reportsshow. store, southbound on US 129."


Bradley Dale Smith


By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.Iivingston@gaflnews.com
A routine call to police resulted
in a high speed chase through Live
Oak in the early morning hours
Monday, Live Oak Police reports


show.
Officers responded to a call at
the S&S at US 129 and 1-10 asking
for assistance with a drunk mo-
torist. Bradley Dale Smith, 22,
McAlpin, was intoxicated when
Sergeant Jason Rountree and Offi-


Since mith wasn't driving at
the time of contact, the officers
called a ride for him.
"After a ride was called for
Smith the officers were standing in
the parking lot with Smith wait-
ing," reports state. "At this point
Smith suddenly jumped into his


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Slaughter was able to catch up
with Smith later on as he made his
way to a residential area near
Houston Avenue, at speeds in ex-
cess of 70 miles per hour. The of-
ficer turned on his emergency
SEE HIGH, PAGE 12A


Man gets

25 years on

molestation

charge
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A Live Oak
man was sen-
tenced to 25
years to the De-
� apartment of
t Corrections
S Thursday on a
molestation
charge from
Jonathon Crary 2008, accord-
ing to officials.
Jonathon Leigh Crary, 28, of 517
6th Avenue, was arrested by the
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office in
August 2008 on four counts, three of
which he was found not guilty in a
previous trial. Thursday's sentencing
stemmed from a charge of lewd and
lascivious molestation of a child un-
der 12, according to officials.


SEE MAN, PAGE 12A


Mercantile Bank at the corner of Ohio
Avenue and Helvenston Street in Live
Oak is now TD Bank. Staff photo

Mercantile is

now TD Bank
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
TD Bank signs replaced all the
Mercantile Bank ones at the Ohio Av-
enue and Helvenston Street location
Friday.
The Toronto, Canada banking
group is completed its conversion of
Mercantile Bank offices into TD
Bank offices over the weekend. Fri-
day morning, Mercantile Bank signs


SEE MERCANTILE, PAGE 12A


Servin' up a feast at June Bug


Barbecue could be smelled throughout the June Bug Festival thanks to UCICF Bar-B-Que Pit Doghouse in Live Oak. See more photos,
Pages 10 and 11A and online in our photo gallery at www.suwanneedemocrat.com. - Photo: Stephenie Livingston


Graffiti on the side of Downtown Cafe in
Live Oak. Police are investigating this and
other graffiti around the city. Courtesy photo

Graffitied businesses
an eyesore to owners
By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com
New, not-so-pleasant additions to the
Live Oak scenery in the form of graffitied
murals has appeared at businesses and on
stop signs around Live Oak for the past
month.
Police say they have not yet discovered
the persons) responsible for the "art"


SEE GRAFFITIED, PAGE 12A


Serious injuries follow dump truck crash
By Jeff Waters ported.
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com Randy David Norris, 48, Live Oak,


A Live Oak man was seriously in-
jured after the dump truck he was dri-
ving overturned in Columbia County
Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol re-


was traveling south on NW Brown Road
around 2:30 p.m. when he attempted to
make a left turn onto Hwy 90.
SEE SERIOUS, PAGE 12A


q. Waters named new

Democrat editor
By Stephenie Livingston
Sstephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com
Sii ~The Suwannee Democrat is proud
T111fC.i^ to announce Jeff Waters as its new
editor. Waters will provide edi-
i. trial leadership for the news,
as well as opinion content. He
will guide the Democrat as it
Strives to further build the
': "u /al(mu i & company's multi-media pres-


SEE WATERS, PAGE 12A


Today' Weather INDEX
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75 F '-- 99F Branford News ..7-8A
FOR MORE LOCAL WEATHER, Sports ................ 1-4B
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North Florida Focus

INSIDE:
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arrested for
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2nd annual 2011 Chevrolet
Equinox

Camels

Campout UP
set for June 24-26 at Spirit G
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Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122


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E Reporter,
Stephenie Livingston, ext. 130
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Jennifer Hutchins, ext. 103
* Classified/Legal,
Janice Ganote, ext. 102



CIRCULATION
| Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks, ext. 152
| Circulation
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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884


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

"POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate is
$33 in county, $48 out of county and
$48 out of state. Subscribe online at
www.suwanneedemocrat.com.

OFFICE HOURS
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Letters, comments and opinions on
the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed to our office. All letters are
read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
space. The editor should not alter the
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
200 words. Please include your
name, address and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to
the editor can be limited to one
letter erper quarter per individual.


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Corinth Baptist Church
of Jasper will be hosting
Annual Fourth of
July Celebration
Corinth Baptist Church of Jasper, Fl will
be hosting our Annual Fourth of July
Celebration on July 3rd at 4:00 p.m. We
will be smoking a Whole Hog,
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, with all the
trimmings. Will also have home-made
ice cream, boiled peanuts, watermelons,
and a huge waterslide. Weather permitting
we will be having a large fireworks
display. Make plans to join us.

Tree and shrub sale
Comprehensive Community Services
will be having a Tree and shrub sale
July 7th and 8th. ~ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
each day, at the Live Oak ADT center,
511 Goldksit Blvd.

Annual Family and Friends
Day Celebration
We the members of Allen Chapel AME
Church, Houston, Fla. are pleased to
invite you to our Annual Family and
Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, July
10, 2011 at 11 a.m. Our speaker for this
joyous occasion will be Doctor Robert
Herring of Jacksonville. Please come and
help lift up the name of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. Allen Chapel is
located on CR 417 (Railroad St.) for
info. call 386-364-4882.

Messiah's Mansion
A full scale model of the Mosaic
Sanctuary. The size you would have seen
if you were alive in the days of Moses.
On Display Sat. July 2 - Sunday, July 10.
1 p.m. - 7 p.m. July 2-9, and 1p.m. - 5


Total calls for service: 96

Medical Calls 56
Cardiac: 4
Trauma: 10
Motor vehicle crash: 3
Miscellaneous medical
call: 13
Altered mental status: 2
Respiratory: 10
Diabetic: 3
Weakness: 1
Abdominal pain: 5
Seizure: 3
Death: 1
Allergic Reaction: 1


p.m. July 10. Tours begin every 15
minutes and lasts 75 minutes. Location:
9206 West Hwy 90, Lake City, Fl. Call
(386) 984-9704 or email
livesanctuaryll @yahoo.com.

Love Forever
Live Oak Church of Christ, 1497 SR 51
(Irvin Ave) will be open every third
Saturday morning of each month for a
clothes closet and food pantry, 10:30 - 12
noon.

Jennings United Methodist
Church will host
Vacation Bible School
Jennings United Methodist Church, in
Jennings, Florida, will host Vacation
Bible School, July 11-15, from 6:00 to
8:30 PM. The theme is "Saddle Ridge
Ranch" and participants will get to ride a
real horse, cook out around a real
campfire and learn more about God's
plan for them and how they can be more
like Jesus. All children are invited to
attend. For more information plea se call
386-938-5745 or 229-559-5916.

School Physical
Exam Clinics
The Suwannee County Health
Department will be holding special
School Physical Exam Clinics on July
21st and August 11th. Appointments are
required. The cost of the school
physical will be $25.00. These
physical are for school entry ONLY.
Sports physical will not be completed
on these dates. A copy of your child's
immunization record is required if all
vaccines were not received at the Health


Department.


The Suwannee County
Health Department is
located at 915 Nobles
Ferry Road in Live Oak.
The number to call for an
appointment is (386)
362-2708.

Live Oak Elks
Lodge #1165
B.P.O.E.
The Live Oak Elks
Lodge will be having a
charity fund raiser BBQ
chicken dinner on
Friday, June 24, 2011
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
in the Lodge Parking lot.
Menu: Chicken Leg
Quarter, cole slaw, baked
beans, roll. Price: $6 per
plate. Delivery available
for 10 or more meals. All
proceeds god to benefit
our local charities. For
more information please
call the lodge at 362-
1165 Mon. - Sat. after
4 p.m.

Homecoming -
Reunion at
Beulah Baptist
Church
HAS BEEN
CANCELED!!


Fire Calls 40

Structure Fire: 1
Brush fire: 7
Motor vehicle crash: 3
Medical assist: 2
Down power line: 10
Tree on Road: 6
Tree on house: 1
Smoke Inv: 4
Vehicle Fire: 1
Fire Alarm: 2
Tree Fire: 3

Volunteer Fire
Responses: 52


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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/r or the (, 1i... ,. 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

June 16, Kenneth Deas
Jr, 40, 705 SW Wall Terr.
Lake City, Fl, assault (dom
viol), battery (dom viol)
SCSO-C.Tompkins
June 16, Phillip Nelson,
51, 2212 University Lake
Dr. A trafficking oxy-
codone, sale of cont. sub
oxyco, poss oxy w/intent
sell SCSODTF-R. Sam-
mons
June 16, Staples Dorothy
Ann, 53, 2212 University
Lake Dr Tampa, Fl, traff
oxycodone, sale of oxy-
codone, poss oxy w/int sell
SCSODTF R Sammons
June 16, Timothy
William Osteen, 28, 103rd
St O'Brien, Fl, vop-felony
criminal misch SCSO-A.
Loston
June 16, Keith Lavann
Lowery, 25, 5720 Vernon
Rd Jax, Fl, vop-pass worth-
less checks, vop-grand
theft iii SCSO-A. Loston
June 16, Charity Stewart,
31, 626 Scriven Ave Live
Oak, Fl, taylor co wrt vop
dwls, payable $728.00 cash
only LOPD-L. Rogers
June 16, Taiwan Denzel
Williams, 18, 1849 S. Ohio
Ave Live Oak, Fl, sent to
60 days cj SCSO-M Jelks
June 16, Jennifer Lynn
Wilson, 25, 1671 96th
Lane Live Oak, Fl, reckless
driving, dwls/r, poss drug
para, poss drug para FHP-
R. Roux
June 17, Lorenzo
Philmore, 40, 516 2nd St.
Live Oak, Fl, dui FHP- A.


Hughes
June 17, Humberto
Machuca, 45, 9468 105th
Road Live Oak, Fl, exp d/1
+ 6 mths, resist ofc w/o vi-
olence LOPD - D. Slaugh-
ter
June 17, Chuck Daniels
Deas, 37, 2075 151st Pass
Live Oak, Fl, vop o/c
dwls/r SCSO-W.Kelly
June 17, Joseph Michael
Gray, 42, 460 Bonito Av-
enue Imperial Beach, Ca,
fta posss psilocyn/poss-20
cannabis/poss paraph)
SCSO - H. Tucker
June 18, William Tyler
Green, 21, 19758 68Tth St
Live Oak, Fl, poss of con-
trol sub 3 cts, poss of drug
para. SCSO - M. Landis
June 19, Todd Anthony
Mitchell, 31, 13420 225th
qd Live Oak, Fl, battery by
strangulation, domestic vi-
olence SCSO - C McIntyre
June 19, Randell Scott
Falero, 50, 2080 CR 340
Bell, Fl, fta o/c battery dv
SCSO - CPL. J. Stout
June 19, Kimberly May
Tidwell, 46, 9112 CR 136-
A Live Oak, Fl, dwlsr, dui
LOPD - J. Roundtree
June 20, Alonzo Randall,
47, 223 1st Ave Wellborn,
Fl, disorderly intox
June 20, Albert Ali Gib-
son III, 38, 10751 142st
Street McAlpin, Fl, bur-
glary, grand theft SCSO-C
Fry
June 20, Raegen Dees,
36, 4146 288th Terrace
Branford, Fl, columbia co
wrt, vop o/c poss of con-
trolle substance SCSO-R.
Rodriguez
June 20, Phillip Alex
Lanier, 30 Columbia Coun-
ty Jail, return for court
Lake City, FI SCSO-A
Loston
June 20, Cynthia Rusi-
novich, 52, 20349 Lancast-
er Road Live Oak, Fl, vop
battery on leo P & P H.
Pearson
June 20, Bradley Dale
Smith, 22, 9184 184th Ter-
race McAlpin, Fl, aggra-
vated fleeing/eludin agg as-
sault on leo-3 ct, resist ofcr
w/o violence, dui, 1st app
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Fire/Rescue calls
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The Live Oak Police Department released helium balloons in memory of Caylee Anthony Thursday. - Photo: Live Oak Police Department



Balloons for Caylee


The Live Oak Police Department released
helium balloons on the afternoon of Thurs-
day, June 16 in memory of Caylee Marie
Anthony who was reported missing on July


15, 2008 in Orlando. Caylee's body was
found later, and her mother, Casey Anthony
is presently on trial for first degree murder.
The National Center for Missing and Ex-


ploited Children reports that about 800,000
children younger than 18 are reported miss-
ing each year, or about 2,000 each day. In
Florida, there were 39,000 children reported


as missing in 2010 according to the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement. There are
about 1,900 children listed as missing by
FDLE as of June 16, 2011.


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Reporter

sought
General assignment
reporter wanted for
weekly newspaper
group in North Florida.
Must have excellent
writing, reporting,
photography, word
processing and Internet
skills. Experience
preferred.
Coverage area:
Suwannee, Lafayette
and Hamilton counties.
Night and weekend
assignments will be
required.
Send resume, references
and clippings to:
jeff.waters@
gaflnews.com.
Postal submissions also
welcome:
Jeff Waters
Group editor
PO Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
No phone inquiries.
We are a drug free
workplace.


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suwannee living



Weddings/Anniversaries


Mr. and Mrs. Live Oak native earns

Bernard Weaver Sr.

Celebrante70thrwedding masters degree in teaching


Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Weaver Sr.


Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Weaver Sr. will celebrate their
70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
The former Elizabeth Thomas from Melbourne and
Bernard Weaver from Live Oak were married on June 28,
1941 in Macclenny, Fla.
Bernard, a World War II veteran, served in the US
Army stationed in the Pacific Theater, He is retired from
the US Postal Service and the Florida National Guard.
Elizabeth is retired from the Western Union Telegraph
Company. She was a volunteer with the Shands Auxiliary
at Live Oak with 31 years of service as a "Pink Lady" at
the hospital.
The couple has two children, Sharon D. Herber of
Monticello, Fla. and Bernie Weaver (wife, Paulette) of
Glennville, Ga. They have one granddaughter, Kristen
Elisabeth Weaver of Atlanta, Ga.
A reception honoring the Weavers will be given at their
home in Live Oak, for family and friends.


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Democrat's page on FACEBOOK.




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PAINT & ]ICiHr'S
FLOORING




SClean Your
SHardware Floors
1 Sweep wood floors often with a soft, fine bristle
broom Throw rugs can help to protect wood or tile
floors
2 Vacuum once or twice a week to remove dirt and
sand Use a soft brush attachment to minimize scratching
3 Since water is one of a wood floors worst enemies, get rid of water nght awayl
Remove wet spills ASAP with soft towel or a wet/dry vacuum, then dry thoroughly
4 Use a very dry damp mop when mopping polyurethaned wood floors, since excess
water can seep into seams and run a wood floor
5 Consider using carpet runners (with non-skid pads) over wood floors in high
traffic areas
6 Vacuum area rugs and runners often so dirt doesn't filter down through the
weave and scratch the wood underneath
7 If possible, do not wear heavy shoes or high heels on hardwood floors, as some
heels can cause dents
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Free physical will be given to Suwan-
nee High School athletes on Thursday,
June 30, at 6 p.m. in the SHS gym. Phys-
ical and consent forms will be given out
upon arrival. Please remember, both
physical and parental consent forms are
required before an athlete can practice or
play at Suwannee High. It is highly en-
couraged that all potential student-ath-
letes attend this event.
Please call Hunter Abercrombie, SHS
athletic director, at 647-4046 with any
questions.

Suwannee High School will begin sell-
ing All-Sport Passes for the 2011-12
school year on Tuesday, July 5. The All-
Sport Pass allows admission to every reg-
ular season sporting event at SHS for the
entire year! Passes are $60 and may be
purchased upon appointment. Again,
these passes only allow for general ad-
mission at regular season games, and will
not be honored for pre or postseason FH-
SAA sanctioned events. Please call
Hunter Abercrombie, SHS athletic direc-
tor, at 386-647-4046 to purchase your
pass. You may also stop by Suwannee
High School after July 5 from 9 a.m. - 3
p.m. to purchase your pass.


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a 3.75 grade point average. Gem plans on teaching early
elementary education with an initial certification in
kindergarten through third grade.
"I don't think anyone who know me as a child ever
thought that I'd end up teaching, but I owe it all to my
amazing childhood here and the teachers who pushed me
to do better." says Gem.
Son of former teachers, George McKnight and Penny
McCall, and brother to current teacher, Kim Hudson,
Gem says that teaching is in his blood. "I fought it initial-
ly, but I realize that I have been called to teach."
Gem earned his bachelor's degree in business from
Flagler College and started out in the banking industry.
: " He later got into retail branch management and moved
from St. Petersburg, Fla. to Rock Hill, SC where he at-
tended Winthrop University's Graduate School. Winthrop
has been educating teachers for 125 years and earned a
reputation as the flagship teacher education program in
South Carolina.
"A special thanks to my wife, Misty, and to my family
and friends who helped me achieve this goal." says Gem.
"Also I would like to thank Mrs. Wilene LaFevre, Mr.
Terry Brinson and Mr. Bob Cannon for being creative
teachers and demanding the best from their students."


Suwannee High volleyball

clinic fundraiser
The Suwannee High School varsity volleyball coach Deanna Law
announces a volleyball clinic for local boys and girls who are in
grades 4 through 7. The clinic will teach basic volleyball skills and
is part of a fundraiser to help eight girls go to volleyball camp at
Valdosta State University. The clinic will be held on June 27 and 28
at the Suwannee High School. Registration is at the door, meet at
the SHS gym. The fee for the two days is $50, which includes
lunch and a T-shirt. Each student who like to register must be first
accompanied by a guardian so proper forms can be signed. The
clinic will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


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applications


The following couples applied for a marriage license the week of
June 13 - 17, 2011:

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Harold Drew
Landen, Jr. "Hal"
June 14, 2011


} al Landen, 60,
passed away Tues-
day, June 14, 2011,
after a lengthy illness of
lung cancer. He resided in
Peachtree City, GA, with
his sister, Lori Peters and
family. He is a native of
Suwannee County and had
an appliance business,
"Landen's Appliance Ser-
vice" for several years. He
is pre deceased by his fa-
ther Harold D. Landen, Sr
and mother lora Hingson
Landen.
He is survived by his
mother Winona Landen of
Live Oak and three chil-
dren: April Landen, Lake
City, Harold Landen III of
Lake City, and Travis Sta-
pleton of White Springs.
He had five grandchildren:
Skylar, Parker, Reyhan,
Bailee Landen, and Landen
Stapleton.
He is also survived by
his brother Ted Landen of
Wellborn, Janet Robinson
of Knoxville, TN, Lori Pe-
ters of Peachtree City, GA
and a host of nieces and
nephews.
Hal went to be with the
Lord but left some wonder-
ful moments of love and
laughter behind to be cher-
ished by his family forever.
He will be greatly missed,
but his testimony of his
love for the Lord will make
it easier as time goes on.
There was a graveside
service and burial on Fri-
day, June 17th at Orange
Baptist Cemetery. May he
rest in peace.
The family request in
lieu of flowers that dona-
tions be made to "Open
Door Christian Ministry"
P.O. Box 925 Clinton, SC
29325.

Mary Belle Matthews
April 14, 1927 -
June 19, 2011














J4 ary Belle
Matthews was
born in Owens-
boro, Kentucky to Mrs.
Connie Mae Phillips and
Mr. James 0. Cook. She
was 84 years old when she


passed over into the loving
arms of Jesus Christ, her
Lord and Savior. She had
been ill for a long time.
Mary Belle is survived
by her husband Marshall
Clay. She was blessed
with 7 children. Rita Fer-
ree of High Springs, FL;
Nita Still of Sarasota, FL;
Mary Ann Layson of Lizel-
la, GA; Henry Wahl of Or-
lando, FL; Melody Oaker-
son of Gulfport, MS; and
John Charles Matthews of
Live Oak, FL. She had
one other daughter who
predeceased her, Connie
Sue Murat, who died on
November 13, 2010. Con-
nie and her family also
lived in Live Oak, FL.
The family moved to Co-
coa, Florida in 1958 when
her husband was trans-
ferred from Baltimore,
Maryland to work on the
beginning of the space pro-
gram at Cape Kennedy
with the Glen L. Martin
Company. Mary Belle re-
located to Live Oak in
1968 upon her marriage to
William (Bill) H. Matthews
who predeceased her on
May 2, 2007. Bill was a
long-time resident of Live
Oak and a successful
farmer.
Throughout her life, Mrs.
Matthews operated several
businesses which included
a collection agency and an
antique store in Live Oak.
She was also deeply in-
volved in the Suwannee
County Garden Club and
the Women's Club of Live
Oak. Both organizations
held a special place in her
heart.
Mary Belle leaves 18
grandchildren, 23 great
grandchildren, and 2 great
great grandchildren. She
will be missed by all who
knew and loved her.
Services will be held at
the Live Oak Church of
Christ on Hwy 51 with the
visitation beginning at
11:00 AM and the funeral
service beginning at 1:00
PM on Thursday, June 23,
2011.

Helen Louise Bixler
September 19, 1925 -
June 20, 2011


puzzles, and traveling. She
graduated from Michigan
State University and taught
elementary school in How-
ell, Mich. for 15 years be-
fore retiring to the Advent
Christian Village in Dowl-
ing Park, Fla. in 1986,
where she was an active
volunteer and benefactor.
Mrs. Bixler was born on
September 19, 1925 to
Mary and Marvin Burch in
Page County, Iowa. She
was married for 56 years
to her husband, Max
Bixler. She was preceded
in death by her husband,
two brothers, Murray and
Marvin, her sister Mary
Belle Zillman, and a
grandson, Robert James
Schicker. She is survived
by four children, Susan
Schicker (Richard) and
Kathie Craig of Dowling


Park, Steve Bixler (Joy) of
Virginia Beach, Va., and
Louise Hagen (John) of
Longview, Texas; seven
grandchildren, Mardy and
Robert Schicker, Peggy
Craig, Travis (Jessica) and
Lucas (Rebekah) Terry,
Kelsey and Reid Bixler;
and seven great-grandchil-
dren, Karleigh, Kenze, and
Cale Hagen, Alexis Per-
due, Corbin and Abby Ter-
ry and Caden Schicker.
Memorial Services will
be held 10 a.m. Wednes-
day, June 22, 2011 in the
Bixler Memorial Chapel,
Dowling Park with Rev.
Steve Setzer officiating.
Daniels Funeral Home
and Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak and Branford, Fla. is
in charge of all local
arrangements.


Emma L. Smith
October 5, 1919 -
June 16, 2011

I 1 rs. Emma L.
Smith, age 91, a
resident of White
Springs, FL passed away
Thursday, June 16, 2011 in
Shands Hospital,
Gainesville, FL. D.M.
Udell and Sons Funeral
Home of Live Oak, FL,
386-362-4189 in charge of
all arrangements.

Grace Mary Scheidler
February 16, 1927 -
June 18, 2011

race Mary Scheidler,
age 84 of Live Oak,
Fla. passed away
Saturday, June 18,


2011 at Haven Hospice in
Lake City, Fla.
Please sign the guest-
book at www.harrisfuner-
alhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak, 386-
364-5115 is in charge of
all arrangements.

Jonathan L. Jones
March 6, 1971 -
June 17, 2011

I . ir. Jonathan L.
Jones, age 40, a
resident of Lake
City, FL passed away Fri-
day, June 17, 2011 in Lake
Butler, FL. D.M. Udell and
Sons Funeral Home of
Live Oak, FL, 386-362-
4189 in charge of all
arrangements.


Moore wins cooking



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Barbara Moore receives the raffle grand prize, a basket of kitchen items worth over $150, from Claudia Smedley, Suwan-
nee County HCE President, during the annual HCE Cooking School on Tuesday evening, June 7. This year's theme was
"Fresh From The Garden". This was Barbara's first time at the school, and said that the prize a really a great surprise. She
also said that she enjoyed it a lot and would certainly come again. - Courtesy photo


Seen Louise Bixler,
age 85, died peace-
fully on June 20,
2011 surrounded by family,
in her home. Mrs. Bixler
was a devoted wife, moth-
er, grandmother, and
friend. She loved playing
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In our effort to better serve you,
our office has installed an after
hours drop box on the North wing
of the Suwannee County
Courthouse. Payments are to be in
the form of a check or money
order. Case number or citation
number along with contact
information must be included.
Payments placed in the drop box
after 3:30 p.m. will be credited on
the next business day.


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Viewpoints/Opinions


JEFF WATERS
Editor


Editorial objectives for 2011
1. End prohibition on liquor in Suwannee
2. Install a County Manager
[x]3. Take public control
of Dowling House
4. Reduce duplication of effort by
city/county offices and agencies
5. Continue progress on Perimeter Road






Live Oak


friendly

By Jim Holmes
I'm not sure it's a trait unique to Live Oak, but
it's one I really enjoy, particularly having moved
here from a South Florida community where it
once existed, but has now virtually disappeared.
I'm talking about the willingness of strangers
in small towns to share information about them-
selves in public places....like in the line at the
grocery or while browsing in the hardware for
tools.
Let me cite an example. My wife and I were at
a local cell phone office to replace her telephone.
The process took the better part of an hour, but
for me it was time well spent.
I learned that while Lynda and I had known
each other for only six-months before getting
married some 41-years ago, the young lady wait-
ing on us had known the man who became her
husband for only 90-days. I also discovered that
the other young lady behind the counter had just
earned her bachelor's degree and was looking
forward to an eventual career in human services.
(That's the fancy new name for doing social
work. I wonder if the new name means it pays
any better?)
Then there was the guy who told me he knew
from first-hand experience you could bend the
battery in your cell phone two-different direc-
tions at once, if you dropped it just the right way
while riding your motorcycle.
Did I mention the young lady from the chick-
en plant who works everyday in a room where
the temperature is never higher than 18-degrees?
Or the one-time school teacher, whose two
daughters, she proudly told me, had both fol-
lowed in her footsteps.
Now none of these conversations contained
anything that was earth-shaking and yet I en-
joyed each one. Here were folks who had no idea
who I was or where I was from and yet they were
willing to share some of their life experiences
with me.
I've noticed these visits seem to occur all the
time in and around Live Oak. Please believe me
however, when I tell you that's not the case
everywhere.
If I had been in a cell phone office in any big
US city, I'm willing to bet a shiny new quarter
that these simple---yet enjoyable conversations-
--would never have taken place. Oh, the waiting
customers might have talked ON THEIR
PHONES to friends and family miles away, but
sharing anything with the stranger standing next
them? Never!
I learned that first hand during one visit to my
son, who lived at the time in West Palm Beach.
We were in a bike shop when I made an attempt
at small talk with a couple of other waiting cus-
tomers...and they looked at me like I had sprout-
ed horns and would start breathing fire at any
moment. My son later informed me that proper
Palm Beach etiquette dictated that folks not even
make eye contact, if it could be avoided.
What a shame.
We all enter this world alone and leave it the
same way. In the short interim we call "life";
doesn't it make sense to learn as much as possi-
ble about our fellow travelers?
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak


BIBLE VERSE
Whoever dwells in the shelter
of the Most High will rest in
the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 NIV


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.


The late South African econo-
mist William Hutt, in his 1964
book, "The Economics of the -
Colour Bar," said that one of the
supreme tragedies of the human
condition is that those who have
been the victims of injustices and
oppression "can often be observed
to be inflicting not dissimilar in-
justices upon other races."
Born in 1936, I've lived through BY WALT
some of our openly racist history,
which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings.
Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years
1880 and 1951, 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites were
lynched. I recall my cousin's and my being chased out of
Fishtown and Grays Ferry, two predominantly Irish
Philadelphia neighborhoods, in the 1940s, not stopping un-
til we reached a predominantly black North or South Philly
neighborhood.
Today all that has changed. Most racist assaults are com-
mitted by blacks. What's worse is there're blacks, still alive,
who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws
and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.
Last year, four black Skidmore College students yelled
racial slurs while they beat up a white man because he was
dining with a black man. Skidmore College's first response
was to offer counseling to one of the black students charged
with the crime. In 2009, a black Columbia University pro-
fessor assaulted a white woman during a heated argument
about race relations. According to interviews and court
records obtained and reported by Denver's ABC affiliate
(12/4/2009), black gangs roamed downtown Denver ver-
bally venting their hatred for white victims before assault-
ing and robbing them during a four-month crime wave.
Earlier this year, four black girls beat a white girl at a Mc-
Donald's, and the victim suffered a seizure. Chicago May-
or Rahm Emanuel ordered an emergency shutdown of the
beaches in Chicago because mobs of blacks were terroriz-
ing families. According to the NBC affiliate there
(6/8/2011), a gang of black teens stormed a city bus, at-
tacked white victims and ran off with their belongings.
Racist black attacks are not only against whites but also
against Asians. In San Francisco, five blacks beat an 83-
year-old Chinese man to death. They threw a 57-year-old
woman off a train platform. Two black Oakland teenagers


Dear Editor:
With the recent Suwannee high school graduation occur-
ring on the football field in the extremely hot, humid
weather for everyone to endure it made me again wonder
why there is not a facility large enough for this special oc-
casion.
It seems to me the old Pic N' Save Building on Hwyl29
would be a perfect place for Live Oak to hold special events
such as the high school graduation. In fact, it would be an
ideal mini civic center for the area. Many events could be
booked there for entertainment for the citizens of Live
Oak/Suwannee County and surrounding counties as well. It


Forever more, he
By Dwain Walden
I once sat through a double-
header where the Montreal Expos
soundly defeated the Atlanta
Braves in both games. One of the
Brave's pitchers at that time was
Bob Walk. And I thought to my-
self, if "Walk" is your last name,
then you had better be good when
you step on that mound.
Let's face it, a name can be
powerful and it can prove deli- Dwain Walden
cate.
So when someone asks, "What's in a name?" well, you
could hold an entire seminar on that topic.
So comes Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Unless you are comatose, you know that Weiner alleged-


assaulted a 59-year-old Chinese
man; the punching knocked him
INORITY to the ground, killing him. At
Philly's South Philadelphia High
VX EW School, Asian students report that
black students routinely pelt them
with food and beat, punch and
kick them in school hallways and
bathrooms as they hurl racial epi-
2011 Creators Syndicate thets such as "Hey, Chinese!" and
ER WILLIAMS "Yo, Dragon Ball!" The Asian
American Legal Defense and Ed-
ucation Fund charged the School District of Philadelphia
with "deliberate indifference" toward black victimization
of Asian students.
In many of these brutal attacks, the news media make no
mention of the race of the perpetrators. If it were white
racist gangs randomly attacking blacks, the mainstream
media would have no hesitation reporting the race of the
perps. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York
Times and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately
censoring information about black crime for political rea-
sons. Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern recently said
that the paper's reason for censorship was to "guard against
subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion."
These racist attacks can, at least in part, be attributed to
the black elite, who have a vested interest in racial para-
noia. And that includes a president who has spent years
aligned with people who have promoted racial grievance
and polarization and appointed an attorney general who's
accused us of being "a nation of cowards" on matters of
race and has refused to prosecute black thugs who gathered
at a Philadelphia voting site in blatant violation of federal
voter intimidation laws. Tragically, black youngsters --
who are seething with resentments, refusing to accept edu-
cational and other opportunities unknown to blacks yester-
year -- will turn out to be the larger victims in the long run.
Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of
the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that includ-
ed black and white Americans.

Walter E. Williams is professor of economics at George
Mason University. To find out more about Walter E.
Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate
writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web
page at www.creators.com


once had a kitchen which could be utilized to sell drinks
and light foods or snacks.
I do not know who owns that building. If it is a local per-
son maybe they would be willing to donate it to the city for
the enormous benefit of its citizens of all ages. Live Oak
certainly needs a large place for social and cultural func-
tions which could be protected from the weather fluctua-
tions.
Or maybe a grant could be written to purchase the build-
ing. What do you think about this idea? Tell your commis-
sioner if you like this idea.
Jill McMullen Elmore


's 'Weiner Boy'
ly tweeted or messaged photos of his private parts to five or
six women. And editorial cartoonists haven't had as much
fun as when Dan Quayle was brushing up on his Latin be-
fore visiting Latin America, which prompted late night co-
medians to suggest that the vice president thought that gene
therapy meant rubbing and talking softly to his Wranglers.
So like many politicians are prone to do, Weiner jumped
out of bed one morning and landed with both feet on that
big "stupid button." Or one might say, he stepped on his ....
Apparently he could think only one-layer deep. If your
last name is Weiner, then every move you make during the
day should be factored against implications and connota-
tions of that word.
And it doesn't matter how much good a person has done
once he's pulled a dumb stunt like this. He could have


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roundup


Local libraries kick

off summer program


Joyce Marie Taylor
joycemarie.taylor@gaflnews.com

Stories, movies, teen ac-
tivities and more can be
found for all age groups at
Branford Public Library
during their summer pro-
gram: One World, Many


Stories.
The 2011 Suwannee Riv-
er Regional Library Sum-
mer Program is in full
swing at all its libraries, in-
cluding the main branch in
Live Oak. The goal of the
SEE LOCAL, PAGE 8A


Kevin Kelley, staff aid for Steve Southerland enjoys a luncheon meeting with the Rotai
- Photo: Joyce Marie Taylor


Joyce Marie Taylor
joycemarie.taylor@gaflnews.com

Kevin Kelley, staff aid for Repre-
sentative Steve Southerland (R-Fla.),


sat in on a meeting of the Rotary
Club of Branford on Tuesday, June
14. Kelley lives in Branford and cur-
rently works from his home.
"Tell Steve thank you for doing a


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Harmony in the Streets


The Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches, the Suwan-
nee County Sheriff's Office
and the Suwannee County
Police Athletic League will
be holding a five-day Har-
mony in the Streets camp at
the Branford High School
gym.
The camp is open to the
first 60 kids, ages 6-12 who
register and will run from
Monday June 27 through
Friday July 1. Hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
It will be an action-
packed, fun-filled camp
with water activities, work-




INDEX


shops, arts and crafts, team
sports, environmental edu-
cation, group building,
games and law enforce-
ment demonstrations.
You will need a T-shirt
and shorts, closed-toe
shoes, a swimsuit, towel,
sunscreen and a hat.
Stop by Town Hall to
pick up your registration
form, which will need to be
returned to Corporal Mary
Maxwell at the Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office by
June 24. For more informa-
tion please call 386-364-
3422.


Arrests ........... . . .2A
Obituaries ......... . . .5A
Sports ............... .1B


ry Club of Branford.


good job," Rotarian John Lacquey
told Kelley.
Rotarian Braxton Koon advised


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Madison Library
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BRANFORD ELEMENTARY

4th Nine-Week Grading Period


Hatch - 2nd Grade
All A's
Barrett Young

A-B's
Martina Corbin
Evan Dowdy
Moises Espinoza
Dallas Frierson
Kaylee Medina
David Mixon
Rusti Phillips
Zoie Schroader
Isaac Touchet

Thoreson - 2nd Grade
All As
Trenton Batts
Brandon Dicks
Cera McElreath

A-B's
Kaylee Beckler
Dara Cannon
Clayton Hampton
Jocelyn Lopez
Jade Smith

Autumn Stancel
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Ulmer - 2nd Grade
All A's
Kati Adams
Jonathan Hernandez
Billy Klecka
Madison Olson

A-B's
Jenna King
Gracie Dukes
Raven Boswell
Makenzie Eakins
Abby Frampton

Conger - 3rd Grade


All A's
NONE

A-B's
Tiffany Alfau
Cooper Brasfield
Hanna Massey
Colton McElreath
Davyn Simpson
Lexi Weaver
Allan Willis

Johnson - 3rd Grade
All A's
NONE

A-B's
Hailey Anderson
Emily Breyton
Jillian Cassube
Janyse Styles

Kelly - 3rd Grade
All A's
Codey Holtzclaw
Craig Lamb
Brock Lewis
Kiana Thompson

A-B's
Serena Adams
Cherish Boston
Wyatt Miller
Heaven Morrison
Adrianna Saavedra
Savana Shattuck

S. Knighton - 3rd Grade
All A's
Mikayla Donath
Lalia Pate

A-B's
Rhianna Christy
Elijah Rife
Jacqueline Sandoval


Kyle Young

Sapp - 3rd Grade
All A's
Lachelle Sikes

A-B's
Kinleigh Collins
Carly Moore
Luke Ramsey
Jordyn Thoreson

Winnett - 3rd Grade
All A's
NONE

A-B's
Tamrah Tyre

S.Campbell - 4th Grade
All A's
NONE

A-B's
Daniella Davis
Hannah Hill
Bryce Johnson
Madison McCall
Logan Shuler
Kayley Walker

H. Clark - 4th Grade
All A's
Casey Dees
Dawson Hall
Amber Hatch

A-B's
Danny Rogers
Tawney Sipple
Abbey Barnes
Shelby Blankenship
JD Corbin
Taylor Craig
Maura Hill
Morgan Howe


V.Knighton - 4th Grade
All A's
Jevin Johnson

A-B's
Trevor Collins
Tristan Liu

Mackin - 4th Grade
All A's
Haley Langley

A-B's
Isaiah Adams
Austin Beauboeuf
Angel Cerrito
Rianna Diett
Megan Ferguson
Ritchie Glass
Amber Hitt
Alaina Lebrun
Allison Shea
Alyssa Sodders

Ramsey - 4th Grade
All A's
None

A-B's
Sabreena Cary
Casidy Coker
Rahi Patel
Kaylee Rhoden

Thomas - 4th Grade
All A's
Chancy Deadwyler


Bailey Thompson
Tara Vaught

A-B's
Kayla Smith

Aderholt - 5th Grade
All A's
Taya Engle
Dylan Kelley
Chris Nash

A-B's
Arley Bryant
Makyah Burnett
Chase Clark
Ian Gariepy
Kaylah Johnson
Devon Johnson
Kylie Ogden
Trey Sapp

Delay - 5th Grade
All A's
Madison Lloyd

A-B's
Rebekka Christy
Heather Curtis
Uriel Maya
Dylan White
Courtney Dees
Ginger King

Dempsey - 5th Grade
All A's
Riley Boss
Dakota Hollingsworth


Branford Rotary round

Continued From Page 7A the Rotary Club of Lake
City is trying to get him to
the group that the Rotary speak to the local teachers.
Club of Lake City is work- Teach America is a pro-
ing on bringing Adnan Bar- gram where you volunteer
qawi to the area on August to teach for two years, Ro-
6 to speak at the Lake City tarian Trannie Lacquey told
qphl Rnard anrc l .A ritrim .r.n......


Trinity Thomas

A-B's
Michael Baldeon
Brittany Hendricks
Joshua Hurley
Kiara Janosh
Natalie Manna
Cameron Noling
Mary Varga


Sumner - 5th Grade
All A's
Ben Bowman
Aimee Clesi
Erika Clesi
Chloe Linton
Rylee McKenzie
Gimel Portillo
Kendall Stines

A-B's
Alyssa Alfau
Connor Chance
Michael Guzman

Weaver - 5th Grade
All A's
Kayla Alford
Sarah Dolan

A-B's
Brandy Alvarez
Sophia Dowdy
Seth Reaves
Leah Trice






up
other clubs in the area like
Live Oak and Branford for
this event and all teachers
from those areas would be
able to go. Business owners
are also invited to donate
funds and they can bring


Local libraries kick off


summer program
Continued From Page 7A library resources.


summer youth program is
to encourage children and
teens to read, as well as use


Movies start at 2 p.m. on
June 21 and 28, and July 5,
12 and 26 with features
like Yogi Bear, Legend of


the Guardians, Toy Story 3,
Nanny McPhee Returns,
Megamind and Beverly
Hills Chihuahua 2.
The "You Are Here" teen
program starts at 10 a.m.
on June 22 with Money
Matters, June 29 with Por-
tion Control, July 6 with
Game Warden, July 13
with Computer Safety and
on July 20 with Food Safe-
ty.
Fun Days start at 2 p.m.
on June 23 and 30, and July
7, 14 and 21 with activities
like Mancala, The Impossi-
ble Puzzle Day, Xbox
games and a book scav-
enger hunt.
The Branford Library is
located at 703 NW Suwan-
nee Avenue and if you'd
like more information
about the summer program,
please call 386-935-1556.
Library cards and pro-
grams are free, so come
join in the fun.


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GARDENING TIPS FROM THE LIVE OAK GARDEN CLUB


Pot


bound


plants


By Lucille Heinrich
Pot or root bound plants
are a common problem
among gardeners. Some-
times plants purchased
from a nursery suffer from
this condition and need to
be treated accordingly.
How do you know if your
plant is pot bound? Your
plant will start to give you
some obvious signs such
as roots sticking out of the
drainage holes, roots
massing on top of the soil,
impenetrable top soil, wa-
ter pouring through the
plant too quickly, lack of
growth, or stunted and
sickly looking leaves. If


you notice any of these
conditions in your plant, it
is time to remove the plant
from its pot and examine
its root system. If the root
system is formed into a
tight ball and the roots are
circling around the inside
of the pot, you guessed it!
You've got a pot bound
plant. The remedy: repot
immediately.
When the root system
forms into a tight ball, it is
so thick that water and nu-
trients absolutely cannot
penetrate it. A root bound
plant will eventually suf-
focate itself regardless of
how often one may water
or fertilize. If this plant is-


n't repotted soon, it will
get sick and die. Select a
pot no more than twice the
size of the present pot;
don't try to go too large,
as too much soil means
the roots will be sitting in
damp conditions and the
roots will begin to rot. Use
a good high-quality, com-
mercial sterilized soil mix
to fill your pot. Taking soil
from your garden will
only result in your intro-
ducing pests and diseases
to this plant as well as to
other nearby plants.
As you prepare your
plant for repotting, knock
out the old soil from with-
in the roots. If you are


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Zinnias planted in a large pot.


Gardening tips for June/July:
It is hurricane season, and it is important that you remove dead
or diseased limbs or trees from your property so that they don't
become missiles during a storm. This month, and all through
summer, continue to fertilize since Florida's sandy soils do not
hold nutrients well and your plants may begin to show signs of
nutritional deficiencies. These are difficult months for gardeners:
too hot to plant, too soon to transplant, and just plain too hot!
These are the months when your garden rewards your efforts by
producing an array of blooms for you to enjoy. Remember to
keep your plants and lawns watered if Mother Nature doesn't do
her job. Other than mowing and trimming the lawn, pulling
weeds, and deadheading roses and other flowering plants, it's
best to keep gardening tasks to a minimum. Some annuals that
can still be planted during the hot summer months are periwin-
kle, zinnia, portulacas, and some coleus. Consider putting in
some North Florida tolerant palms such as the Broad-leaf Lady
Palm, Cabbage Palm, European Fan Palm, or Windmill Palm.
Vegetables to put in now are okra, squash, southern peas, lima
beans, and sweet potatoes. Basil, Mexican tarragon, ginger, and
rosemary are heat-loving herbs and can still be planted.


having trouble removing
the plant from its pot, soak
the pot in water for
awhile. The water will
help lubricate the plant
and allow the root ball to
slide out more easily. Re-
move dead looking roots
and shake out old soil so
that the roots extend
downward. When examin-
ing the roots of a plant,
the roots should be firm
and white. If the roots are
brown and spongy, this is


a sign of over-watering
which is a common cause
of plant death by kindness.
If you cannot loosen the
roots, then with a sharp
knife make several cuts on
each side of the plant
about a third of an inch
deep from the top of the
ball to the bottom. This
will allow new roots to
grow out instead of con-
tinuing to circle and
smother the plant. You can
safely remove about a


third of the roots from the
bottom.
When potting make sure
the drainage holes are kept
open by placing broken
pieces of pottery or small
stones in the bottom. You
can also line the bottom of
the pot with a coffee filter
to keep the soil from leak-
ing out of the bottom
when you water. Once you
see the plant putting out
new shoots, it can then be
fertilized.


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Forever more, he's 'Weiner Boy' High SDeed chase ends in arrest


Continued From Page 6A

found a cure for cancer and cellulite and
developed an engine that runs off cigar
spit, but now he's going to be known for-
ever as "Weiner boy."
Weiner allegedly had said that he didn't
know why he did such a dumb thing. But,
therapists all over the country have the an-
swers.
One therapist said it's a power thing.
"Adults, particularly those in positions
of power like politicians, sext because
they want even more power," said Bethany
Marshall, a marriage and family therapist
in Beverly Hills, Callif.
"Sext" by the way is a term applied to
sexually explicit information and photos
transmitted via cell phones or other such
devices. So if you hear some kid saying he
has just "sexted" someone, don't think that
he has a lisp or that he flunked the third
grade.
Anyway, this therapist says that these
power players want the sexual stimulation
and reassurance that come from these ac-
tivities. She says these people really don't
think they will get caught.
So they think they won't get c.iilii '
That's like sitting on a keg of dynamite,
lighting up a cigar and asking, "What pos-
sibly could go wrong?"
And even though such displays have
been around for a while, tcchini..h-', has
just offered the venue a new dimension. I
would have said "greater" dimension, but I
would be implying something about Wein-
er that I in fact don't know. Not only that,


there is a thing called "trick photography."
Quarterback Bret Favre had already
gone down this road last year and was
fined $50,000 by the league. Of course
he's not a congressman. I'm not sure if
there's any kind of fine that can be put on
Weiner. I guess if there was, then there
would now be a baseline set for weiner
penalties.
So the question now is, will Weiner re-
sign? He is being encouraged to do. Tech-
nically, I guess you would pose conduct
unbecoming a congressman. But in reality,
it will all go down in history as "doing the
Weiner," not unlike in President Bill Clin-
ton's escapades which gave rise to "doing
the Lewinsky."
If I was the CEO of Oscar Mayer, I'd
find a way to cash in on all of this.
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of
The Moultrie Observer, 985-4545. Email:
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Man gets 25 years on

molestation charge
Continued From Page 1A

Crary was also designated a sexual
predator and will be placed on lifetime
probation following his DOC sentence,
officials said.
Reports indicate there is no minimum
amount of time Crary must spend in
prison before he can be eligible for re-
lease.


Waters named new Democrat editor


Continued From Page 1A

ence in the Suwannee County area.
In addition to the Suwannee Democrat,
Waters will be editor of the other news-
papers in under the Live Oak Publica-
tions group - Mayo Free Press and Jasper
News as well as Scene magazine.
"As a reporter Jeff made many contri-
butions to the Suwannee Democrat - and
to its readers with hours of dedicated
work. That service to the newspaper, its
readers and community brought him to
his new position as editor. I look forward
to working with Jeff as we move our
award winning newspaper toward a fu-
ture of superb service to our readers and
advertisers," said Myra Regan, Suwan-
nee Democrat publisher.
Waters has been a reporter with the De-


most recently, city and county government
and police beats. As a reporter, Waters
amassed a vast array of sources and con-
tacts throughout the region.
"Community journalism is really what
the Suwannee Democrat is all about,"
said Waters. "I will strive to bring read-
ers the news that they have come to ex-
pect in the past few years from the
Suwannee Democrat, with fresh new ap-
proaches as well."
A native of Suwannee County, Waters,
29, is a 2000 graduate of Suwannee High
School.
Waters will earn his bachelors degree
this fall from Midway College, where he
is studying organizational administration
and leadership.
Waters' wife Amber works for the
Suwannee River Regional Library sys-


U


Continued From Page 1A

lights and sirens, though
Smith refused to stop.
Smith then turned onto a
secondary street where he
tried to ram Rountree's pa-
trol car, who was attempt-
ing to assist. Smith fled
into a residential area
where he again tried to
ram an assisting officer's
car, still at speeds four
times over the area's speed
limit, police say.
At one point during the
chase, reports indicate


that Smith reach speeds in
excess of 105 miles per
hour.
Officers continued their
pursuit of Smith as he
traveled onto 137th Road
where he had to stop due
to the road dead ending.
Police approached
Smith's stopped car and
ordered him to step out.
Smith, still intoxicated, re-
fused to get out of the ve-
hicle, according to reports.
He was subdued with a
taser and then taken into
custody.


Smith was transported
to the Suwannee County
Jail. He faces charges of
aggravated fleeing and
eluding, three counts of
aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest without vi-
olence and driving under
the influence.
Smith was booked on a
$57,000 bond.
"Smith's driving actions
showed an obvious disre-
gard for the safety of po-
lice and public," Slaughter
wrote in a report.


Suwannee Youth Volunteer on Global Youth Service Day

Volunteer Suwannee and the Global Youth Service Day volunteers
would like to thank the following groups and elected officials for
supporting our recent efforts to help with the Japan rebuilding
effort, provide weekend survival kits for local students and collect
clothing for needy students.

Judge Lin Williams
Ms. Sharon Jordan
Mayor Garth Nobles
Mr. Jerry Scarborough
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Subway (Ohio Ave)
Sweet Repeats

Also thank you to the many individuals who donated
items and their time to help with this effort.


Suwannee Middle School Volunteers


Suwannee High School Volunteers


Boys & Girls Club Volunteers


mocrat since December 2006, covering all tem. They have two young children and B nf rd ir arrested f
areas including school board, courts and live in downtown Live Oak. Branford pair arrested for Serious

Graffitied businesses an eyesore stealing farm implements injuries
By Stephenie CR 137 in Suwannee follow dump
Continued From Page 1A sonally, I wouldn't mind and various other locations Livingston County on June 14, ac- k
the art work if it were truly in the area, as well as on stephenie.livingston cording to police reports. truck crash
work. art. My one piece of advice stop signs. @gaflnews.com The stolen items were val- Continued From Page 1A


Graffiti has been spotted
in several places around
town in the form of phrases
or pictures.
"Many of us that have
been vandalized work hard
in and for our community.
We volunteer our time to
make our community a bet-
ter place and this is what is
given back to us in return,"
said Barbie Scott of McCri-
mon's Office Supply. "Per-


to the so-called 'artist':
take some art lessons."
Live Oak Police Chief
Buddy Williams said there
are currently no leads in the
case.
"I'd love to find out who
it is, because it's all over
town," Williams said in ref-
erence to the graffiti that
has been spotted outside
Downtown Cafe, Hardee's,
McCrimon's Office Supply


Continued From Page 1A

were already coming down with TD Bank
signs going up at the local branch.
The conversion comes after TD Bank
Group bought out Mercantile's parent


Tina Saleh, owner of
Downtown Cafe, said the
building on West Howard
Street where her eatery is
located was targeted by
vandals on the night of
Suwannee High's prom.
"They're making their
mark," she said.
"If they want to do it,
then get over here, bring
the supplies and do it
right," Saleh joked.


company, The South Financial Group, in
September.
TD Bank is known for its motto "Amer-
ica's most convenient bank," and boasts
that most of its branches are open seven
days a week.


Police say two Branford
residents stole $1,210
worth of farm implements
and sold it to a local recy-
cling company.
William H. Hunt, 22,
and Kim M. Guaneiri, 36,
both of Branford, stole
farm implements from a
residence located at 26887


ued at $1,210. The pair
then sold the items as
scrap metal to a recycling
business in Branford for
$43, reports say.
Authorities arrested
both Guaneiri and Hunt
within 48 hours of the in-
cident, reports indicate.
They were booked into the
Suwannee County Jail.


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turning, the vehicle over-
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side," FHP trooper M.L.
Oglesby wrote.
Norris, who is the hus-
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WHEN: June 29 from 9:00am until Noon
WHERE: Suwannee County Health Department
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FREE Car Seat Safety Checks by
appointment only. Please call Yvonne Rodriguez at
386-362-2708 x227 or Debora Fulton at 352-231-4636
for more information about child safety seats and to make
a safety check appointment.
SFREE youth bike helmets will be available, first
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Lake City and White


Springs men killed


battling wildfire

Blue Ribbon fire takes lives
of two Florida firefighters
The Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services mourns the loss of Two
Forest Rangers Who Had Served More
than Ten Years Each
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services released the names of two firefighters of the Di-
vision of Forestry who were killed yesterday. Josh Burch
and Brett Fulton lost their lives while fighting the Blue
Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County.
"The wildfires have ravaged our state, burning more
than 200,000 acres, and now, they have taken the lives of
two of our very own men," said Agriculture Commission-
er Adam Putnam. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the
families and loved ones of Josh Burch and Brett Fulton,
two courageous heroes who sacrificed their lives for the
safety of others."
Burch, 31, was a Forest Ranger who lived in Lake City
with his wife and two children. He worked with the Divi-
sion of Forestry for more than ten years. Fulton, 52, be-
gan as a professional welder with the Division 12 years
ago. He has been a Forest Ranger with the Department
for more than nine years. Fulton leaves behind a wife and
two grown children in White Springs.
Two other Division of Forestry firefighters - Robert
Marvin and Stephen Carpenter - were injured yesterday,
while attempting to assist their fellow firefighters. Both
were treated for smoke-related injuries and released last
night.
The Blue Ribbon Fire started on June 16, 2011. The
fire had previously been declared contained, but recent
extreme fire weather caused the fire to flare up again on
Monday, June 20. The local field unit has been actively
working the fire since early Monday afternoon.
Florida's dry weather since the beginning of May has
caused extreme fire activity. Since May 1, the Depart-
ment's Division of Forestry has battled more than 1,500
wildfires that have burned nearly 200,000 acres across
the state, making it one of the busiest wildfire years in re-
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By Corey Davis
corey.davis@gaflnews.com

LIVE OAK-Twenty-nine
teams will begin their road to
the state tournament this week-
end, competing in the Florida
Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken District
6 All-Star baseball tourna-
ments June 23-26 at the First
Federal Sportsplex.
The double elimination tour-
naments will feature teams
from Fort White, Hamilton
County, Jefferson County,
Lafayette, Lake City, Madison
County, Taylor County,
Suwannee County, Suwannee
Valley League (Trenton),
Union County and Wakulla
County.
Teams representing the ages

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9-year olds
Site: First Federal Sportsplex (Field 2)
When: June 25-June 26
Participating teams: Wakulla, Suwannee
Valley
At stake: Top team moves on to state
Format: Best-of-three series
Schedule
Game 1: Wakulla vs. Suwannee Valley,
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Game 2: Wakulla vs. Suwannee Valley,
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Game 3: Wakulla vs. Suwannee Valley,
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Outlook: Wakulla is the defending 9-year old


champions having swept host Suwannee last
season in two games and should defend its
crown.

10-year olds
Site: First Federal Sportsplex
When: June 23-26
Participating teams: Union, Suwannee,
Hamilton, Taylor, Lake City, Fort White,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee Valley
At stake: Top two teams move on to state
Format: Double elimination
Schedule


SEE DISTRICT, PAGE 3B


- Photos: Paul Buchanan (SuwanneeSports.com)
ABOVE, LEFT: Regular season play is over and now teams will focus their
attention to this weekends Babe Ruth District 6 All-Star tournament at the
First Federal Sportsplex.





Sports Briefs


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Dog Pound signups set
The Suwannee Dog Pound is
holding registration for its
upcoming 2011 season from
now until July 29 at the
Douglass Center for its tiny
mites (5-7), mitey mites (7-9),
jr. pee wee (8-11) and pee wee
(9-12) teams. Packets can be
picked up at 1215 SW 7th
Street or the Douglass Center
gym between 3:30-7 p.m. The
cost is $60 for returners and
$75 for new players, which
includes the price of helmet,
pads and uniforms. For more
information contact Dewayne
Charlton at 1-386-590-7065 or
Arnold Philmore 466-5138.
Free physical given
Free physical will be given to
Suwannee high athletes June 30
at 6 p.m. in the gym. Physical
and consent forms will be
given out upon arrival. Please
remember, both physical and
parental consent forms are
required before an athlete can
practice or play. It is highly
encouraged that all potential

SEE SPORTS, PAGE 3B


The Suwannee Dog Pound is be-
ginning registration for the the
upcoming 2011 season from
now till July 29 at the Douglass
Center. - Photo: Corey Davis


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Shawn Jackson signs his letter of intent with Northwest
Florida State College. - Photos: Corey Davis


Aunt Tiffannie Jackson, girlfriend Arreante' Mitchell, mother Adrienne Winton, Melody basketball coach Mike Raines, high
school teammate and best friend Brandon Raines, Northwest Florida basketball coach Steven Forbes and god sister Nevah
Clayton watch Shawn Jackson sign with Northwest Florida State College.


Closer to


home


By Corey Davis
corey.davis@gaflnews.com

LIVE OAK-Spending a
year away from family and
friends was tough on
Shawn Jackson.
Having spent his entire
life in Live Oak, Jackson
made the tough decision to
leave home and attend
Murray State University
last fall.
Nine months later, Jack-
son made the decision to
pack up his things, with-
draw from school and
make the 640 mile trip
back home.


Saying he wanted to be
closer to home, Jackson
signed a letter of intent at
his house recently with
Northwest Florida State
College (formerly
Okaloosa-Walton), a junior
college in Niceville.
"Murray State didn't
feel right, it wasn't a good
fit for me," Jackson said.
"They wanted me to play
the four position and I'm
more of a post player."
Jackson played in 26 of
the 33 games, accumulat-
ing 102 points and 28 re-
bounds, while averaging
9.3 minutes per game, 3.9


points per game, 1.1 re-
bounds per game, shooting
54% from the field and
65% from the free throw
line.
After Jackson left the
team and school, weeks
later two teammates also
announced they were leav-
ing the program as well as
two assistant coaches and
the head coach.
Jackson says despite his
short time at Murray State
playing Division I-A bas-
ketball, he was still able to
learn a few things.
"I became stronger and a
better player," Jackson


said. "The game was a lot
faster at first but now it
feels like high school
again."
With word getting
around the basketball com-
munity that Jackson was
leaving Murray, several
Florida junior college of-
fered him opportunities to
play there including:
Chipola, Brevard, Central
Florida, Tallahassee, Pen-
sacola, Santa Fe, Indian
River and Gulf Coast.
An assistant coach at
Murray State contacted
newly hired Northwest
Florida State coach Steven
Forbes (a former 2011


Tennessee assistant coach
under Bruce Pearl) about
Jackson . Forbes says the
entire coaching staff had
nothing but nice things to
say about Shawn and he
ways a little familiar with
him having seen Murray
play twice.
"He seems like a great
coach and great person,"
Jackson said. "The way he
has it set up its good for
me and other guys, I'm all
on board."
The Northwest Florida
State Raiders compete in
the Panhandle Conference
against Tallahassee, Pen-
sacola, Gulf Coast and


Chipola, home of the state
junior college tournament.
Forbes said the schedule
includes games all over the
state but fans can see Jack-
son play in Gainesville at
the Santa Fe tournament.
According to Forbes,
summer school started June
19 and workouts and con-
ditioning eight hours a
week also started.
Forbes also hooked
Shawn up with a presti-
gious summer invite only
camp in St. Louis in July,
where he will go up against
the top 100 players in the
country.
He also was placed in a
data base which Division I-
A coaches can see and call
him by Forbes. According
to Shawn and his former
Melody Christian basket-
ball coach Mike Raines,
Shawn already has offers
from Memphis and Stetson
and is receiving interests
from Auburn, FSU, Miami,
Wichita State and JU.
If things go well, Jack-
son could see himself play-
ing one season at North-
west Florida and then
transfer back to a Division
I-A school.
Jackson, who is 6-9 and
250 pounds, accumulated
1688 points, 123 assists,
917 rebounds, 108 steals
and 519 blocks during his
three-year career from
2007-2010 at Melody
Christian. He still holds
school records for career
points, rebounds and
blocks, while leading his
team to a 73-17 record.



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student-athletes attend this
event. Please call
Suwannee AD Hunter
Abercrombie at 386-647-
4046 with any questions.
All-Sports passes for sale
Suwannee High will begin
selling All-Sports passes
for the 2011-2012 school
year beginning July 5. The
All-Sports pass allows
admission to every regular
season sporting event at
Suwannee for the entire
year. Passes are $60 and
may be purchased upon
appointment. Again, these
passes only allow general
admission at regular season
games and will not be
honored for pre or post
season FHSAA sanctioned
events. Please call
Suwannee AD Hunter
Abercrombie at 386-647-


Continued From Page 1B

Game 1: Union vs. Suwannee,
Thursday, 5:30 (Field 2)
Game 2: Hamilton vs. Taylor,
Thursday, 10 a.m. (Field 2)
Game 3: Lake City vs. Fort White,
Thursday, 12:30 (Field 2)
Game 4: Madison vs. Suwannee
Valley, Friday, 3 (Field 2)
Game 5: Lafayette vs. Winner GM 1,
Thursday, 3 (Field 2)
Game 6: Loser GM 2 vs. Loser GM
1, Friday, 10 (Field 4)
Game 7: Loser GM 5 vs. Loser GM
4, Friday, 3 (Field 4)
Game 8: Winner GM 6 vs. Loser GM
3, Friday, 12:30 (Field 4)
Game 9: Winner GM 2 vs. Winner
GM 3, Friday, 12:30 (Field 2)
Game 10: Winner GM 5 vs. Winner
GM 4, Friday, 3 (Field 2)
Game 11: Winner GM 7 vs. Loser
GM 9, Saturday, 12:30 (Field 4)
Game 12: Loser GM 10 vs. Winner
GM 8, Saturday, 10 (Field 4)
Game 13: Winner GM 9 vs. Winner
GM 10, Saturday, 10 (Field 2)
Game 14: Winner GM 12 vs. Winner
GM 11, Saturday, 3 (Field 2)
Game 15: Loser GM 13 vs. Winner
GM 14, Sunday, 10 (Field 4)
Game 16: Winner GM 13 vs. Winner
GM 15, Sunday, 12:30 (Field 2)
Game 17: If necessary,
Sunday/Monday, TBA (Field 2)
Outlook: Lake City held off Madison
in the title game as both teams
advanced to state, both will likely be
the favorites again

11-year olds
Site: First Federal Sportsplex (Field
3)
When: June 25-26
Participating teams: Lake City,
Wakulla
At stake: Top team moves on to state
Format: Best-of-three series
Schedule


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Suwannee High after July
5 from 9 a.m till 3 p.m. to
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Suwannee volleyball
camp
Suwannee High varsity
volleyball coach Deanna
Law announces a
volleyball clinic for local
boys and girls who are in
grades four through
seventh. The clinic will
teach basic volleyball skills
and is part of a fundraiser
to help eight girls go to
volleyball camp at Valdosta
State University. The clinic
will be held June 27-28 28
from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at
Suwannee High gym, with
registration being held at
the door. The fee for the
two days is $50, which
includes lunch and a T-
shirt. Each student who


would like to register must
be first accompanied by a
guardian so proper forms
can be signed.
Baseball, Softball camps
coming
Prospect Baseball Training
Facility along with players
from the Florida State
softball team will be
offering a girls softball
camp June 24-26 for girls
ages 8-up. The camp will
be held at the Training
Facility and Richard Norris
softball complex at
Suwannee High. The cost
is $100 per child for
members of Prospect
Baseball and $125 for non-
members. Sign up now to
reserve your spot. Call
Bubba Harris at 386-590-
4014.
Lineman camp coming
soon
Suwannee High coaches


Game 1: Lake City vs. Wakulla,
Saturday, 12:30
Game 2: Lake City vs. Wakulla,
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Game 3: Lake City vs. Wakulla,
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Outlook: There was no 11-year old
division last year, so we will have a
new district champion crowned.

12-year olds
Site: First Federal Sportsplex
When: June 23-26
Participating teams: Madison, Taylor,
Lake City, Union, Hamilton,
Suwannee, Fort White, Jefferson,
Wakulla, Suwannee Valley, Lafayette
At stake: Top two teams move on to
state
Format: Double elimination
Schedule
Game 1: Madison vs. Taylor,
Thursday, 10, (Field 3)
Game 2: Lake City vs. Union,
Thursday, 12:30 (Field 5)
Game 3: Suwannee vs. Hamilton,
Thursday, 12:30 (Field 3)
Game 4: Fort White vs. Jefferson,
Thursday, 3 (Field 5)
Game 5: Wakulla vs. Winner GM 1,
Thursday, 3 (Field 3)
Game 6: Suwannee Valley vs.
Winner GM 2, Thursday, 5:30 (Field
5)
Game 7: Lafayette vs. Winner GM 3,
Thursday, 5:30 (Field 3)
Game 8: Loser GM 2 vs. Loser GM
4, Friday, 12:30 (Field 5)
Game 9: Loser GM 5 vs. Loser GM
3, Friday, 12:30 (Field 3)
Game 10: Loser GM 1 vs. Loser GM
7, Friday, 10 (Field 3)
Game 11: Winner GM 8 vs. Winner
GM 9, Friday, 5:30 (Field 5)
Game 12: Winner GM 10 vs. Loser
GM 6, Friday, 3 (Field 5)
Game 13: Winner GM 4 vs. Winner
GM 5, Friday, 3 (Field 3)
Game 14: Winner GM 6 vs. Winner
GM 7, Friday, 5:30 (Field 3)


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lineman camp Monday
June 20 from 8-1 p.m. for
all boys entering fifth
grade and up in Suwannee
County. Participants are
asked to meet in the
cafeteria and bring cleats
and black shorts.
Just Play it Sports
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Just Play it Sports has
expanded its facility and
added a new golf and
trophy room, as well as a
gym with indoor batting
cage and volleyball
Classes. The cage is now
open with instructional
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Game 15: Loser GM 14 vs. Winner
GM 11, Saturday, 10 (Field 5)
Game 16: Loser GM 13 vs. Winner
GM 12, Saturday, 12:30 (Field 5)
Game 17: Winner GM 13 vs. Winner
GM 14, Saturday, 10 (Field 3)
Game 18: Winner GM 15 vs. Winner
GM 16, Saturday, 3 (Field 3)
Game 19: Winner GM 18 vs. Loser
GM 17, Sunday, 10 (Field 5)
Game 20: Winner GM 17 vs. Winner
GM 19, Sunday, 12:30 (Field 3)
Game 21: If necessary, Monday,
TBA (Field 3)
Outlook: Hamilton, Lafayette and
host Suwannee all advanced to the
state tournament in the 12-under
division last year after Hamilton held
off Lafayette in the final.

15-year olds
Site: First Federal Sportsplex (Field
1)
When: June 23-26
Participating teams: Jefferson,
Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton, Fort
White
At stake: Top team moves on to state
Format: Double elimination
Schedule
Game 1: Jefferson vs. Suwannee,
Thursday, 12:30
Game 2: Lafayette vs. Hamilton,
Friday, 10 a.m.
Game 3: Fort White vs Winner of
GM 1, Friday, 1
Game 4: Loser of GM1 vs Loser of
GM2, Friday 4
Game 5: Winner of GM2 vs. Winner
GM3, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Game 6: Winner of GM 4 vs. Loser
of GM 3, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Game 7: Loser of GM 5 vs. Winner
of GM 6, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Winner of GM 5 vs. Winner
of GM 7, Sunday, 10 a.m.
Game 9: If necessary, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Outlook: Fort White is the defending
15-under division champion and the
favorite to claim the title again.


sign up l . .
Just Pla3 h tui
call us at 386-208-
0713. We also have the
gym and our new courtyard
available for party rentals.
Adult baseball team
needed
The Men's Adult Baseball
League is looking to place
a team in the Suwannee
Valley area and is looking
for potential interested
players ages 18-55 to join
the team. The league
features teams from all
over North Florida and
South Georgia and is
getting ready to start the
2011 season. Games will
start in April and run
through August and will
feature teams in Madison
County, Tallahassee, Lake
City, Valdosta, and
Gainesville. Spokesman
Greg Baker said the league
is seriously interested in
putting a team in the area
and would like prospective
players or managers to
check out
www.leaguelineup.com/nor
thfloridamabl. The cost is
$80 per player which
covers insurance, uniforms,
umpires and other
expenses.
Football players wanted
The Gulf Coast Atlantic
Football league is looking
to put a team in the
Suwannee Valley area for
the upcoming season. The
Suwannee County
Wranglers will be located
in Live Oak and is open to
any players from
surrounding areas including
Suwannee, Lafayette and
Hamilton counties. The
league will feature the
Tampa Renegades,
Highland County Rush,
Lake County Stars,
Lakeland Thunder and also


potentially
teams in Clearwater,
Tallahassee, Venice and
Orlando. For more
information log onto
www.htosports.com/scwran
glers.
Sports briefs wanted
Are you hosting any kind
of sports tournament,
having rec league signups,
having a car wash event for
a sporting team or looking
for baseball and softball
players to fill out your
travel teams. Get your
information out to everyone
free each week in the
Sports Briefs. Send me
your information, the time,
the place, when, how much
it cost, etc.. Send me our
information at
corey.davis@gaflnews.com
or call me at 362-1734, ext.
132.
Sports news wanted
Attention area coaches,
want your athletic team to
get more coverage send me
your results each week or
after each game. Covering
Suwannee, 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 game to
corey.davis@gaflnews.com
or call your results in to
362-1734, ext. 132.
Freelancers wanted
Have an urge to get out and
cover a game in your own
community. We need
volunteers to help cover
and photograph sports in
Branford, Jasper and Mayo.
If interested, send me an
email or call me 362-1734,
ext. 132 if you're interested.


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of 9, 10-under, 11, 12-under and 15-under
will compete with the top teams from
each age group advancing to their respec-
tive state tournaments.
State tournaments will be held in Lake
City for 9-year olds, Jasper for 10-year-
olds, Lake City for 11-year olds, Live
Oak for 12-year olds (60 and 70 foot
bases) and 15-year olds.
The tournament kicks off Thursday at
10 a.m. in the 12-under group with Madi-


son County taking on Taylor County on
field three, followed by Lake City meet-
ing Union County at 12:30 on field five
and Hamilton County facing Suwannee
County at 12:30 on field three.
Fort White and Jefferson County square
off at 3 on field five, Wakulla taking on
the winner of Madison/Taylor at 3 on
field three, Suwannee Valley facing the
winner of the Lake City/Union County
game at 5:30 on field five and Lafayette
meeting the Hamilton/Suwannee winner
at 5:30 on field three.


In 15-under group, Jefferson County
will face Suwannee at 5 on field one and
in the 10-under group, Union County will
face Suwannee at 5:30 on field two.
Wakulla and Suwannee Valley will
meet in a best of three series beginning
Saturday at 12:30 to determine the 9 year
old district champion, after several teams
withdrew as will Lake City and Wakulla
in the 11-year old division. Only the win-
ner of the 9 and 11 year old division
moves on to the state tournament.
In the 12-under tournament, three


teams will advance to state including the
winner and runner-up along with the host
Suwannee team. In the event, Suwannee
qualifies for the title game, the third place
team will also move on.
In the 15-under tournament, the winner
of the tournament along with the host
team advances to state. If Suwannee ad-
vances to the title game, the other team in
the final will also qualify for state.
For a complete list of all the tourna-
ment schedules, see the attached story.


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Suwannee 12-year old all-stars are Jarrod Beegle, Gavin Beine, Carter Chancey, Jesse
Carver, Brandon Furry, Michael Gregory, Chase Hatfield, Johnny LeDew, CJ Ratliff, Kolby
Sprague, Ryan Warner and coaches Brad Gregory, Jay Hatfield and John LeDew.
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Branford 10-year old all-stars are Richie Glass, Cameron Nowling, Rylee McKenzie, Tyler
Whitfield, Tyler Sapp, Trey Sapp, Chase Clark, Hunter Hill, Jerod Evert, Blake Lamb, Kyle
Randleston, Ricky Ringer, Levi White, Alex Pierce, Chi Chi Purcell and coaches Tommy
Ransom, Chris Clark, Rodney Glass.


Suwannee 10-year old all-stars are Bo Bonds, Blake Tedder, Timmy Choe, Tobby Reliford,
Justin Dalton, Josh Wharton, John Fry, Dalton Croft, Hunter Merola, Parker Stevens, Fred-
erick Williams, Jacob Parson and coaches Donny Maulden, Da Choe and Marty Tedder.


Lafayette 10-year old all-stars are Caleb Land, Drew Perry, Preston Edwards, Grant Fletch-
er, Bubba Bird, Jeremiah Giddons, Jarrett Pearson, Joseph Perry, Adam Perry, Josh Sin-
gletary, Tommy Gardner, Holden Richardson, Coley Hingson and coaches Chan Perry,
Steve Land and Herbert Perry.


Hamilton County 12-year old all-stars are Douglas Barker, Tyler Crowder, James Gandy,
Ben Godwin, Javiel Jones, Cody Marcano, Thomas Marcano, Clay Moore, Zach Morgan,
Hunter Smith, Michael Whetstone, Austin Windham and coaches Greg Godwin, Richard
Herndon, Tommy Smith and Vince Windham.


Lafayette 12 year old all-stars are Micah Byrd, Shane Harris, Adam Land, Christian Moody,
Ira Sutton, Bryson Bracewell, Lang Guyton, Kane Hurst, Kerby Hanson, Clay Jackson, De-
von Morris, Benton Walker and coaches Timothy Hanson, Maury Byrd and Brock Jackson.


Hamilton County 15-year old all-stars are Trevor Barker, Dylan Brantley, Wesley Brantley,
Conner Carter, Aaron Cooks, Joseph Cooks, Keith Cribbs, Jeremiah Lee, Zack Medearis,
Rodolfo Roque, Trevor Sistrunk, Anterfernee Smith, Darian Speights and coaches Josh
Smith, David Gause and Henry Bembry.


Hamilton County 10-year old all-stars are Javy Zamora, Garien Franklin, John Luke Davis,
Bailey Jones, Peyton Newsome, Emmanuel Aldama, Preston Parks, Duke Roberson, Glori-
da Gandy, Logan Hughes, Drew Stone and coaches Pablo Garcia, Javier Zamora, Hector
Zamora and Ignacio Zamora. - Photos: Corey Davis


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2nd annual


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pout


Old City Dub Band


set for June 24-26 at Spirit

of the Suwannee Music Park

Music, music, music!


The 2nd annual Camels Campout
Weekend will be held June 24-26 at the
beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park in Live Oak, Fla. This is a family
event where you may bring the children,
the dog and enjoy a wonderful weekend
of music, fellowship, sun, fun and water
without breaking the family budget!
Promoters have put together a great
weekend after an overwhelming re-
sponse last year where folks said they
wanted a full weekend of music with
activities for the kids. This event is de-
signed for those people who don't want
to pay a huge price at the gate, but want
to experience all the great things The
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park has


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'Live Oak, FL
Phone: 386-362-4539
Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478
Se Habla Espanol
EMAIL: info@poolerealty.com )
BANK OWNED -
1,800 sq.ft., 3/2 home in Lake
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spacious living room with
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molding, recessed lighting,
and back enclosed porch.
Home needs some minor
repairs. $155,000.
Call for more information.
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MOTIVATED SELLER! 2 lots, 75 ft. on the Suwannee River,
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JUST A LITTLE TLC is needed to make this charmer a keeper.
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two city lots. $65,000. Call Nelda Hatcher, 386-688-8067
MLS#76002
REDUCED, GORGEOUS 2000, 4/2, 2338sq ft, DW on 2.44
acres close toto town. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings.
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UNIQUE large lot perhaps for a residential business, with 7
spacious rooms and handicapped access on back porch. It would
also make a great home for residential use.. Owners are
motivated. $110,000 Call Sherrel McCall, 386-688-7563
MLS#77252
JUST LISTED - 3/2 home on 11 acres. Home sits amongst the
oak trees and has a gorgeous pasture for those animals. Asking
$139,900. Call Ric Donovan, 386-590-1298 MLS#78205
ONE OF A KIND...beautiful 20 ac. horse property, 4/2 MNF
home, split floor plan, very neat & clean, front & back porches, 5
paddocks, water to all, gorgeous rolling improved pasture w/
scattered oaks, miles offence, 24'x 60' 4 stall horse barn, round
pen, extra home site, storm shelter/root cellar. $179,900. Call
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Foxboro on 1 acre. New roof. Completely chained link fenced in
back yard for your pets. Close to town. Great price, $195,000
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to offer. The weekend will feature the
Glass Camels, Nate Holley, Amy Hen-
drickson & The Prime Directive, Tony
Smotherman, Charlie Walker, Love
Chunk,. Pigman's Radio Service, Klob,
The Wobbly Toms, Groovy Dog, Old
City Dub, Roll Out the Guns, Brown
Bag Special, Funk Butter, Colton
McKenna & Drew Dixon, Bradley
Evans & Dew, Dirty & Friends, Todd &
Molly Jones, Louie LeClaire, Feral
Swine Experiment, Damn Dirty Shame
and Canary and the Coalmine. Main
stage music will be in the Music Hall
with a porch stage at the front of the
SOS Cafe6 and Restaurant.
Open mike will be available Saturday


My name is Jeremy Barwick and
I am a Life Scout with the Boy
Scouts of America, Troop 85 in
Lake City, Florida. I am in the
planning stages of my Eagle Scout
Project right now. Because of the
magnitude in size of my project, I
had to start in January to be able to
reach my goal and complete my
task and also hold my current
grade average at school.
I have chosen to do a food drive
for the needy. I know what it is
like to go hungry, so it takes on a
personal note with me. When I was
growing up, I loved Guinness and


afternoon only, first come first serve by
signing up online. Go to www.musi-
cliveshere.com, click on events, then
Glass Camels Campout.
Tickets are $35 per person which in-
cludes primitive camping Friday and
Saturday. You may purchase your tick-
ets online at www.musicliveshere.com
or at the gate. Children 12 and under are
free. Pets on a lease and under the con-
trol of its owner will be permitted but
not in the music areas.
The SOS Cafe6 and Restaurant will be
open during this event and will have
available the regular menu of delicious
food and beverages at regular prices as
well as weekend specials. There's also a
country store and ice cream shop!
For more information about the Spirit
of the Suwannee Music Park, call us at
386-364-1683, email us at spirit@musi-
cliveshere.com or go to www.musi-
cliveshere.com. You may also contact
the SOSMP to inquire about any of the


SEE CAMELS, PAGE 2


Amy Henrickson


had five Guinness Book of World
Records. So I thought to myself,
why not try to break a world
record. The current world record is
559,885 pounds in one location in
24 hours. It does not matter to me
if I do break the record, although it
would be the icing on the cake. My
main goal is to educate on hunger
and to collect the food for the five
counties that I will give it to. I do
not want any child in my commu-
nity to go to bed hungry like I did.
I am teaming up with Catholic
charities and the Food Bank of
Suwannee Valley for transportation


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and distribution of the donated
food. The counties they support are
Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton,
Union and Lafayette. I will be
holding it from 8 a.m. September
24, 2011 until 8 a.m. September
25, 2011 in Lake City, Florida at
the Fairgrounds (rodeo arena). If
you would like to attend, partici-
pate in or help with my goal, I
look forward to talking with you or
mailing more about the event.
I would like to see this event go
nationwide and others to say "if a
15 year old boy can do this, then
so can I". I want people to know
that one person can make a
difference in their commu-
nity and in America. It is
easier to be nice and give

SEE LAKE CITY, PAGE 3


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SRWMD Mission Support Director Melanie Roberts, left, and Governing Board Chairman Don Quincey, right, present an award to Linda Welch for 10 years of service.




SlRWMD employee recognized for 10 years of service


Linda Welch, of the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District (District), was recently honored for 10
years of outstanding service. District Mission Support
Director Melanie Roberts and Governing Board Chair-
man Don Quincey congratulated Welch at a governing
board meeting June 14.
Welch joined the District in June 2001, working in the


environmental resource permit program and later in the
water use permit program within the department of re-
source management. She was also involved in rule devel-
opment and assisted with the adoption of the water use
rules that were updated in 2010.
She currently works within the department of mission
support where she serves as the District's rules and con-


tracts coordinator, as well as the governing board coordi-
nator.
Welch is certified as a paralegal through the National
Association of Legal Assistants and holds an Advanced
Paralegal Certification for Contracts Administration/Con-
tracts Management.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Be vigilant everyday


Wednesday, June 15th,
commemorated World El-
der Abuse Awareness Day.
By definition, elder abuse
is "any knowing or negli-
gent act that causes harm
or a serious risk of harm to
a vulnerable adult" Na-
tional Center on Elder
Abuse (NCEA) The abuse
of those who are least able
to defend themselves and


are less likely to physically
or financially recover is a
public concern that can no
longer be ignored. Elder
abuse crosses all socio-eco-
nomic lines, and it is esti-
mated that two thirds of fi-
nancial and other forms of
abuse are inflicted by fami-
ly members. The follow-
ing are signs of elder abuse
and financial exploitation:


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









17383 16th Street (paved road) 3 acres with a 3 bedroom 2 bath,
central heat & air conditioning. Brick home in excellent condition
with fireplace, approx. 2780 sq.ft. under roof. Kitchen furnished, 2
car garage. 12x12 storage. Good Buy @ $132,500.


(1) 161st Street: 9.82 acres in
grass partially wooded with a
3/4, 3-1/2 bath CH/AC home
with fireplace containing
approx. 2400 sq. ft. under roof,
10'x30' storage, good area.
Terms $225,000.
(2) Near Royal Springs: 2 AC
restricted to homes only.
GOOD BUY $14,900.
(3) Off CR 349: 10 acre wood-
ed 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.
(4) Dove Meadows.: 2 Acres
with scattered trees, will work
for land. Home package,
TERMS.
(5) 40 acres with 835 ft. on
paved road in 13 year old
planted pines. Priced to sell
REDUCED TO $149,900.
(6) Hamilton County: 2 acres
wooded on CR 150 (paved)
will work for land home
package $13,900.
(7) Near City on Paved Rd:


6 Acres with survey, 4" well,
2 H.P. Sub pump. 36' x 36'
4 stall horse barn with loft
and tack/feed room. Fenced
(horse type). GOOD BUY @
$84,900. terms. REDUCED
TO $84,900
(8) Hamilton County: 40 acre
wooded on county road. Good
hunting area that adjoins
SRWMD. REDUCED TO
$99,500.
(9) Tedder St.: Nice 100'x123'
lot (homes only) $18,000.
(10) 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.
(11) Perry, Fla.: 100' x 148' lot
in Perry with sewer and water.
Paved street. $13,500.
(12) Saddle Club: Off 129
South 4 acres cleared with
scattered trees. Will work for
land home package. MAKE
OFFER.
(13) Suwannee River Park
Estates: Three lots with
survey. $7,500 (each lot) All
buildable, 100% financing.
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Unexplained, bilateral
bruises on arms and legs
Older person appears
frightened in the presence


of a care giver or family
member
Elder is coerced into
signing documents or with-
drawing funds


Family members and
others move in and seem-
ingly take over
Care giver or family
member has total control


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set for June 24-26 at Spirit

of the Suwannee Music Park


Continued From Page 1

many exciting events com-
ing up this year at the
SOSMP such as the 311
Pow Wow, Blackwater
Music Festival, July 4th
Weekend Getaway, Bear


Creek Music and Art Fes-
tival and much, much
more!
The Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park is located
at 3076 95th Drive 4.5
miles north of Live Oak,
Fl off US 129 at the fa-


mous Suwannee River.
The park is 4.5 miles south
of Interstate 75 and 4.5
miles north of Interstate 10
off US 129. Keep an eye
out for the SOSMP sign
and white painted board
fence!


over finances
Elder's power of attorney
is being misused by the
agent
Elder "quit claims" their
house to a "person of trust"
and is forced out of the
home.

Often, where there is
physical abuse, there is
also financial exploita-
tion!

Older victims are ex-
tremely reluctant to report
for many reasons. Shame
and embarrassment, unwill-
ingness to report their chil-
dren, fear of not being be-
lieved, and economic de-
pendence on their abuser
keeps elders from reporting
or seeking help. It is esti-
mated that for every one
case of elder abuse, five
cases go unreported. Pre-
vention is critical and the
following are stops older
adults can take to protect
themselves:
Never sign papers with-
out first understanding why,
regardless of who asks.
Treat home care workers
like employees and keep fi-
nancial information locked
up.
Set ground rules with
family regarding their ac-
cess to personal and finan-
cial accounts.
Suspicions of abuse or
exploitation should be re-
ported to the Abuse Reg-
istry Hotline at 1 (800)
962- 2873 or you local law
enforcement agency.
Recognizing elder abuse
is uncomfortable, but it's
OK to speak up.



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Lake City teen vying to break world record







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back then to be mean. I
--- want to inspire people
S".to give back and bring
back family values,
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morals and respect for
their peers. One person
CAN make a difference
and INSPIRE thou-
sands.
There is no losing
j4 with this project, be-
-,cause whether I beat the
record or not, some
children will not go
hungry this Thanksgiv-
ing or Christmas! I
hope I inspire others to
try to make a difference
in their community.
I will be the first in
my family to make it to
the rank of Eagle Scout
:and the first in my fam-
- ,ily to attend college.
-..Jeremy can be
reached at barwick je-
remy@yahoo.com







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11 Florida House Represen-
tative Elizabeth Porter (R-
Lake City).


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Many embrace the spring thanks
to its warm weather and budding
flowers and trees. Those with
seasonal allergies, however, may
not look so favorably on the new
season.
According to the Asthma and
Allergy Foundation, about 50
million Americans experience
spring allergies. Some may have
allergies each and every year.
Others may find their allergies are
newly discovered. The most
common allergy triggers in spring
include trees, grasses and weeds.
Allergies can evoke a number of
symptoms:
* itchy eyes
* sneezing
* congestion
* headaches
* coughing
* runny nose
* sore throat
* shortness of breath
* hives
Several of the symptoms of
allergies mimic those of the
common cold, and allergies are
often mistaken for late winter
colds. But as time spent outdoors
with flowering plants triggers
symptoms or inhalation of dust
from spring cleaning induces an
attack, the allergy culprit may
become more apparent.
Pollen is one of the main
contributors to allergies in the
spring. For many people, pollen is
seen as an outside invader to the
body and its immune system.
When pollen is inhaled or comes in
contact with the eyes, the immune
system triggers a response to get
rid of the foreign substance.
Excess mucous buildup and tears
may be generated to wash out the

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pollen. What all of this fluid can
mean is sinus pressure, runny nose,
watery eyes, and eventually cough
or congestion from fluids running
down the breathing passages and
into the lungs.
As the body prepares to fend off
pollen invaders, other symptoms
may occur. Fatigue, aches and
pains and other flu-like symptoms
may be present. While battling
pollen, the immune system is in
full swing and may not be able to
fully devote attention to other
invaders, like bacteria and viruses.
A person with allergies might be
more susceptible to sickness.
There really are no cures for
common allergies, only methods to
manage the symptoms. Individuals
with strong allergies to pollen
should avoid spending a lot of time
outside when pollen counts are
especially high or the wind is
blowing pollen around. Pollen
predictions can be obtained
through the local weather report or
doing a little investigating online.
Here are some other steps to limit
troublesome springtime allergies.
* Take a shower to wash off
pollen from hair and skin after
coming indoors.
* Launder clothes regularly.
* Keep windows and doors
closed on high pollen days.
* Use a HEPA air filter inside of
the home.
* Do not air-dry clothes, linens
or other items outdoors on a
clothesline.
* Consider using a saline
irrigation spray to improve
breathing and cleanse the nasal
passages of pollen.
* Talk with a doctor about the
best OTC products available for
allergy symptoms. If those are
ineffective, prescription
medications may work.
* Some people find relief from
alternative health treatments, such
as acupuncture or ear candling.
Being proactive about seasonal
allergies can mean getting relief
earlier or even preventing serious
complications in the spring.


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Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the
USS Columbus CA-74/cG-12 from 1944 through 1976
and the USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) past and present, if
you would like to share memories and camaraderie with
old friends and make new ones, please contact Allen R.
Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN
46815-4505. Home: (260) 486-2221 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eastern Time, Fax: 260-492-9771, email:
Hope439@frontier.com.

Love Forever
Live Oak Church of Christ, 1497 SR 51 (Irvin Ave) will
be open every third Saturday morning of each month for
a clothes closet and food pantry, 10:30 - 12 noon.

Jennings United Methodist
Church will host
Vacation Bible School
Jennings United Methodist Church, in Jennings, Florida,
will host Vacation Bible School, July 11-15, from 6:00 to
8:30 PM. The theme is "Saddle Ridge Ranch" and
participants will get to ride a real horse, cook out around
a real campfire and learn more about God's plan for them
and how they can be more like Jesus. All children are
invited to attend. For more information plea se call 386-
938-5745 or 229-559-5916.

School Physical Exam Clinics
The Suwannee County Health Department will be
holding special School Physical Exam Clinics on July
21st and August 11th. Appointments are required. The
cost of the school physical will be $25.00. These
physical are for school entry ONLY. Sports physical
will not be completed on these dates. A copy of your
child's immunization record is required if all vaccines
were not received at the Health Department. The
Suwannee County Health Department is located at 915
Nobles Ferry Road in Live Oak. The number to call for
an appointment is (386) 362-2708.

Millennium Nights
Friday nights beginning June 10 at Millennium Park in
downtown Live Oak. Show starts at 7 p.m. and is held the
second and fourth Friday of the month. Bring your lawn


chairs to listen to country, blue grass, gospel, country
rock and karaoke.

NOTICE/Suwannee Health
Dept./Branford closing
Effective July 1, 2011, the Suwannee County Health
Department Branford clinic will be closing. All services
will continue at 915 Nobles Ferry Road in Live Oak.
Appointments can be made at the Live Oak office by
calling 386-362-2708. Closure of the Branford clinic is
due to state budget cuts and is necessary so that the
Suwannee County Health Department can prioritize
limited resources.

Putting on the The Whole
Armor of God VBS
The Armor of God, Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US
Hwy 129, invites you to be a part of our old-fashioned
Vacation Bible School, singing the songs we used to sing,
emphasizing Bible training like we used to do, along with
fabulous crafts, food, and fun for age 3-12, Monday -
Friday, June 20-24, 6:00 - 8:30, Closing Cookout &
Program: June 26, 5:00 - 8:00, Call 386-362-2483 or 208-
3027 for details.

MCALPIN COMMUNITY
CLUB MEETINGS
CANCELED FOR
THE SUMMER
The McAlpin Community Club meetings for June, July
and August have been canceled. The next regular
meeting will be in September. We hope that you will
have a cool and relaxing summer. For information about
the club call Barbara Parks at 362-3044.

Live Oak Elks Lodge #1165
B.P.O.E.
The Live Oak Elks Lodge will be having a charity fund
raiser BBQ chicken dinner on Friday, June 24, 2011 from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Lodge Parking lot. Menu:
Chicken Leg Quarter, cole slaw, baked beans, roll. Price:
$6 per plate. Delivery available for 10 or more meals. All
proceeds god to benefit our local charities. For more
information please call the lodge at 362-1165 Mon. - Sat.
after 4 p.m.


SHS Class of 1961 reunion
The Suwannee High School Class of 1961 is planning a
reunion for September 23 and 24th. Information has been
sent out. Information including addresses is needed for
the following class members: Charles Crosby, Evelyn
Greene, Bonnie Klinger, Johnnie Rawlins, and Johnny
Whaley. If you have information or desire more
information about the reunion please call William (Bill)
Slaughter at 386-362-1828 or Jean Johnson at 386-364-
1693.

Come follow me, and I will
make you fishers of men
Westside Baptist Church, 13969 Railroad St. - Hwy 90
W, Live Oak, Fl, 32060, Vacation Bible School for all
ages, June 19, 2011 - June 23, 2011, 6-8:30 p.m. For
more information, please call 364-2862.

Class of 1981 Reunion Plans
Underway
Looking for members and we need your help. Please send
your contact information to either of the following
addresses: Email: shsclassofl981@hotmail.com or
cynthiarobinson2002@yahoo.com or phone: Kay Capell
Fulda at (864) 617-8598 or Susan Olson at (864) 376-
8083. Facebook: Suwannee High School Class of 1981.
Tell Everyone.

Booth Space Available for
Branford River Reunion
The Branford River Reunion is looking for vendors for
the 4th of July Celebration in Branford on July 4,
Monday. We have room for crafts, food, and
informational booths. Below is an application that you
can send in to register your booth. The cost is $30. For
more information you can call Peggy Terry at 935-0021,
if no answer leave a message with your phone number,
she will call you back. The day will start out around
noon and continue until dark when the fireworks begin.

Homecoming - Reunion at
Beulah Baptist Church
HAS BEEN CANCELED!!

NOTICE:
CANCELED!
The "Trip to Recovery"
Group of Narcotics
FORD Anonymous that met at St
Luke's Episcopal Church in
I Live Oak, Florida on
Saturday at 7 p.m. has
been cancelled.
T.J.
FR0DDO 4X4 Productions
Presents
Death & The
Beautiful
5 Q900 Woman
5 900 Director, Playwright and
8 CHRYSLER Producer, Ms. T. J. Harris.
N & COUNTRY Date: Saturday, June 25,
S2011, 7 p.m. Tickets $15
and available at the door. 4
or more at group rate, $10
each. Tickets also available
at New Life Bible Book
9 995 Store on Ohio Ave. Cash
9 5 only. Contact: 904-405-
D10 MUSTANG 0680 or 904-444-7184.
ONVERTIBLE Location: Social Sewing
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ECenter on Center Street,
Live Oak, Fl.

USS
COLUMBUS
24,995 CA-74/
)10 FORD FOCUS CG-12/SSN-
\THER. SUNROOF
762 Reunion
September 21 - September
24, 2011 at SHERATON
NATIONAL HOTE -
Arlington, VA. Please
280 PER contact Allen R. Hope
President, 3828 Hobson
CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE Road, Fort Wayne, IN
ILEATHEDCONVERAUTO 46815-4505, Home: (260)
486-2221 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eastern time, Fax: 260-
492-9771, email:
Hope4391 @ frontier.com.

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congestive heart failure you may
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torney Charles Johnson 1-800-
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Help Wanted

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BUS DRIVERS
Suwannee District Schools
Transportation Department is
needing dependable people
for Substitute School Bus Dri-
vers. Required: High School
Diploma or GED, excellent dri-
ving record, and complete re-
quirements mandated by the
State of Florida. We will train
interested people and help
them acquire the CDL Class B
driver's license for school bus
drivers. Excellent hourly
wages and the opportunity to
become full tiem. For more in-
formation please call Pat
Fleming, Driver trainer at 386-
647-4128. Next training is
scheduled for July 11-14,
2011. Applicants may apply at
www.suwannee.kl12.fl.us

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ticket items preferred. Great
money & benefits. Fun work-
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LABORER
needed at Greyhound farm part
time. Must be reliable, like dogs
and have own transportation.
call 386-776-2375


FULL TIME CHEMISTRY
INSTRUCTOR
Wanted at North Florida
Community College.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.

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SCHOOL BOARD
SUWANNEE-HAMILTON
TECHNICAL CENTER
position open for a Culinary
Arts Instructor-10 month posi-
tion. Salary range-
$33,772.00-$56,230.00 Re-
quirements: Florida Teacher
Certification in Family &
Consumer Science or Six (6)
years of full-time successful
occupational experience.
Applicants may apply at
www.suwannee.kl2.fl.us


Special Notices


Construction/Remodel
ROOF REPAIRS CALL 24/7
Mobile Home Roof Specialist &
Flat Roof. Free Certified Inspec-
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Education

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Furniture

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condition $400 OBO 386-362-
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Heavy Equipment

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Garage/Yard Sales
18935 120TH STREET Live
Oak
Fri 6/24 & Sat 6/25 8:30 - 4
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Apartments for Rent




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


Houses for Rent

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Auto. We are committed to advancing the participation of
women in all areas of the political system
and are dedicated to encouraging and empowering
women of all ages and backgrounds. Visit the Florida
Association's web page at
http://www.ffrw.net/home.html. Covering North Central
Florida - all women are encouraged to attend and be
involved in the political process! For more info contact
President Gayle Cannon: 386-303-2616,
gcannon @ atlantic.net.

First Baptist Church
of Dowling Park
Free Meals for Seniors
We are a meal site for the Suwannee River Economic
Council. Free meals are served for seniors over the age of
60 in the church fellowship hall Monday through Friday
from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more information or to sign
up, please contact us at 386-658-2360.

Volunteer Opportunity
& Meeting Notice
Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.
The program's local councils are seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents'
concerns. Special training and certification is provided.
All interested individuals who care about protecting the
health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents -- who often have no one else to
advocate for them -- are encouraged to call toll-free (888)
831-0404 or visit the program's Web site at
HYPERLINK "http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/"
http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Christian Mission In Action
Ministry will serve dinners
Christian Mission In Action Ministry will serve dinners
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. second Saturday of every
month at Hale Park Recreation Center at 105 East Duval
St., Live Oak, FL. For information call Audrey Howell @
386-364-4560.

Baptist Men's Meeting at
Wellborn Baptist Church
The 2nd Thursday night of every month beginning at
6:30 pm the men of Wellborn Baptist Church and their
friends join together to eat and worship together with a
special speaker and music. You are invited to come and
bring a dessert. The church is located on Highway 90
West between Live Oak and Lake City at the intersection
with Lowe Lake Road in Wellborn, Fl. Call 386-963-
2231 with any questions or visit our website at
www.wellbombaptist.com.

Boy Scout Troop 693
Boy Scout Troop 693 meets at the Live Oak Shrine Club,
11595 100th Street, Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 p. m. This
building is just east of US 129 south, on the same road as
the Suwannee Valley Elec. Co-op. Membership is open
to all boys 11-17 years old. Come join us for having fun
with monthly camping, as well as week-long winter and
summer camps! Parents are encouraged to participate as
adult leaders, committee members and merit badge
counselors.

Wellborn Community
Association (WCA)
Meets second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the
Wellborn Community Center, 1340 - 8th Avenue,
Wellborn. For info contact Wendell Snowden, 386-963-
1157, follow us on Facebook, or see
www.wellbomcommunityassociation.com. A Blueberry
Pancake Breakfast is held the first Saturday of each
month serving blueberry pancakes, sausage, orange juice
and coffee. The Annual Blueberry Festival is held on the
first Friday & Saturday of June.

Auxiliary of the American
Legion Post 107
hosting Wall of Honor
The Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 107 is hosting


a Wall of Honor. If you have a friend or relative that is
currently in active duty of any of the military branches,
we would like to honor him/her by posting a picture and
name on our Wall of Honor. It will be located in the
American Legion main hall on post 107, the same
building bingo is currently held. Please send name, rank
and branch of service, along with current photograph, to
Teri Hamilton, Americanism Committee Chairman,
Legion Auxiliary, 12364 146th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida
32060. 386-362-7978.

Addiction Support Group
Greater Visions faith-based addictions support group
meets weekly in two locations. Meetings are held on
Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in Lake City at the Christ
Central Church building on Sister's Welcome Road. The
group also meets Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Live
Oak at the Suwannee Coalition office located at 208
North Ohio Ave. 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
but open to anyone. For more information contact 386-
208-1345.

Senior Luncheon at
Wellborn Baptist Church
The 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 11, there is
a senior luncheon with a special speaker and music.
Everyone is invited to come and bring a covered dish.
The church is located on Highway 90 West between Live
Oak and Lake City at the intersection with Lowe Lake
Road in Wellborn, Fl. Call 386-963-2231 with any
questions or visit our website at
www.wellbornbaptist.com.

Flea Across Florida
Coming this September 2011, 2nd weekend, Friday, 9,
Saturday 10, and Sunday 11, 270 miles on Highway 90.
Starting at Historic Live Oak to Pensacola. Make plans to
be a part of this event. Information call: Barney Everett
386-364-1006. Sponsored by Live Oak Partnership, Inc.

LINE DANCE
Lessons at Uncle Freddy's, Lake Park next to KOA
Office Across from Outlet Mall 1-75 at Twin Lakes Blvd.
(Hwy. 376) 5274 Jewell Futch Rd.
2nd Friday/mo. 7 - 8 pm., 4th Saturday/mo. 7 - 8 pm. For
more information contact: talbot483@gmail.com or call:
229/455-2267.

Beginner line dance lessons
Tuesday 1:00 - 2:15 pm.
Lake Park United Methodist Church in the Fellowship
Hall, Hwy 41 S. at S. Essa Street. For info call
(229)455-2267.

Pickin' & Grinnin' every
Saturday 6p.m. Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park
If you play an ocoustic instrument or just like to sit and
listen to good Country, Gospel or Blue Grass music,
come on out to the Pickin' shed in the loop camping area.
Pot luck dinners the third Saturday of each month. Join us
--- its fun ---- its free! Sponsored by Suwannee River
Bluegrass Association.

GFWC Woman's Club of Live
Oak is available for rentals
GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak is available for rentals
on Saturday until 11 p.m. Is there a baby shower,
wedding reception, holiday party or other event coming
up? Please call Richard or Shirley Tomac at 362-4508 to
reserve your date and time. Make a wonderful memory.

ENTERTAINMENT TALENT
NEEDED
Music groups,singers, performers etc. for the 3RD
ANNUAL JUNE BUG FESTIVAL.
Entertainment on stage from 9am to 9pm. Other actives
include ; big car show, arts and craft vendors, food court.
Homemade ice cream contest
plus much more including Fantastic Fireworks Show at
9:20 pm. June 18, 2011. Sponsored by the Live Oak
Partnership and Revitalization Board.
Contact Barney Everett 386-364-1006


Weatherization funding
available
Funding is available for Home Repairs in Suwannee
County. Families must meet income eligibility
requirements for services. Examples of weatherizing
repairs that could be available are installation of doors,
windows, insulation, hot water heaters and window air
conditioners. For more information, please call the local
Suwannee River Economic, Inc. at (386) 362-6079.

Free English Classes
- Clases de Ingles - Gratis
Clases empiesan el 31 de Enero, 2011, cada lunes y
jueves, 7 -9 p.m. Maestra Felicia Doty y el equipo, 386-
249-0096. Todas las classes van estar en la Iglesia
Episcopal, San Lukas, 1391 SW llth St., (Se encuenntra
la Iglesia en frente del hospital en Live Oak).

Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens meet the first Monday of each month in
the west annex of the Suwannee Co. Coliseum. If you are
fifty years old or older or disabled. The dues are $5 per
year. Each member is to bring a covered dish to each
meeting. We will be having drawings for gifts which
include complimentary visits for two a different
restaurants. Door prizes will be given. There will be
bingo after the meal. Also, there are trips planned for this
group. Please call 330-6319 if you have any questions.
Please put Senior Citizens meetings on the first Monday
of each month on your calendar. Come join us and enjoy
great friends and wonderful fellowship. Monday, July 4,
2011 is a holiday, so the next meeting of the Senior
Citizens will be Monday, July 11, at 10:30.

Live Oak Elks Lodge #1165
Bingo
Monday and Thursday nights 7-10 p.m. Card sales begin
at 6 p.m., $20 minimum payout-30 games played - $250
Progressives --2
Last game winner take all (Monday dob all odd numbers
- Thursday all even numbers. Bring a new player-get a
free dobber or free paper. Is it your birthday? Get free
dobber or paper must show I.D.
Live Oak Elks Lodge #1165, 415 East Howard St. Live
Oak, Fla. Phone 386-362-1165, e-mail elks1165 @.net.

Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Tiger, Wolf, Bears and Webelos dens (grades one - five) -
every Thursday, Aug.-May only; 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Live
Oak Church of the Nazarene.

Suwannee County
Open Market
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at
Suwannee County Historical 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. We accept State of Florida WIC/FMNP
coupons. All vendors welcome. Call 386-362-1776 or
386-364-4560 for more information.

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,
McClanmma & 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
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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
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.

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, FI 32703.

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 Randall
E. White, 386-984-6245 or email at
shoreduty @ windstream.net.

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
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.

Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working on your family
tree. The Suwannee Valley Gciic.il-., Society invites
you to join and learn how to find your ancestors.
Membership is $30 for a single member or $35 for a
family. Corporate membership is also available for
donations of $100 or more (tax deductible). Meetings are
held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM at the
Gcic.ii -.', 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.

Free English-speaking
and literacy classes
Provided by Columbia County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program. Where: Wellborn, Florida,
Unity of God Ministries, Inc., 12270 County Road 137
When:Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Activities for
children will be provided. Please contact 386-755-8190
for additional information.


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Over the past academic year high
school students in Suwannee Coun-
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education through North Florida
Community College's high school
dual enrollment program. Open to
qualified high school and home
school students in their sophomore,
junior and senior year, the program
waives tuition and fees on college
level courses and gives students a
jump start on their college career.
Students enrolled in public high
schools should contact their guid-
ance counselors about receiving
free textbooks for the program.
Fifty-two students from Suwan-
nee County participated in NFCCs
dual enrollment program in 2010-
11 and over the past five years the
program has benefitted 231 Suwan-
nee County students providing
$180,152 in tuition waivers. The to-


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MADISON, FL - North Florida Community College Early
Childhood Professional graduate Jo Jo Romie was recently named
Assistant Childcare Teacher of the Year for the Florida Big Bend.
The award, given by the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend
Region, is based on parent and community nominations that extend
throughout the coalition's seven county service area.
Romie resides in Madison County with her daughter. She recent-
ly completed the Early Childhood Professional Certificate program
with honors at NFCC and is employed at Daisies and Doodlebugs
Pre-School in Madison Fla. She is currently enrolled in NFCC's
Child Care Directors Certificate program where she will learn
many broad transferable skills geared toward directors and man-
agers in the early childhood industry.
"The classes that I enrolled in at NFCC were very beneficial and
taught me how to be a successful teacher and an intelligent em-
ployee," Romie said. "Over the past year I have enjoyed working
with the children, families and co-workers at Daisies and Doodle-
bugs Pre-School."
NFCC offers an Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in
education and certificate programs in Early Childhood Professional
and Child Care Director. For program information contact Tara Or-
lowski at (850) 973-1789 or email Orlowskit@nfcc.edu.
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Governor Scott appoints three to SRWMD Governing Board


From left: Dr. George Cole, Kevin Brown, and Donald


"Ray" Curtis III were sworn-in as new members of the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board on June 14.


Dr. George Cole, of Monticello; Kevin Brown, of
Alachua; and Donald "Ray" Curtis III, of Perry; were
sworn-in as members of the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District Governing Board on June 14. Governor
Rick Scott appointed Cole and Brown and reappointed
Curtis to the board in early June.
Cole, who succeeds Dr. Linden C. Davidson will rep-
resent the Aucilla River Basin. His term began June 3,
2011 and ends March 1, 2015.
Cole holds a Doctorate in geography with an emphasis
on wetland hydrology and is a registered professional en-
gineer and a registered professional land surveyor. He
has had a lengthy career in surveying and mapping and is
currently a part-time adjunct professor at Florida State
University.


Col. David Brierton, director of
the Florida Highway Patrol, an-
nounced the preliminary enforce-
ment results from the Patrol's
Memorial Day holiday enforcement
period recently. During the four-day
heightened enforcement period, FHP
increased the number of troopers pa-
trolling Florida's roadways. Auxil-
iary troopers augmented FHP's
force.
Troopers issued more than 14,400
traffic citations and made 163 arrests
for Driving Under the Influence of
alcohol or drugs. They cited more
than 5,500 drivers for speeding and
more than 2,700 for failure to buckle
up.
"The Florida Highway Patrol is
committed to safeguarding everyone


Some of the posts he has held over the years include
bureau chief for the Florida Department of Natural Re-
sources, professional engineer administrator for the Flori-
da Department of Transportation, and president of a pri-
vate engineering and mapping firm.
Brown succeeds N. David Fl.-.-. and will represent the
Santa Fe and Waccasassa river basins for a term that be-
gan June 3, 2011 and ends March 1, 2015.
Brown is a native Floridian and attended the Universi-
ty of Florida (UF) where he earned a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in agriculture. He is a graduate of UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Natur-
al Resource Leadership Institute. He worked through col-
lege as an agricultural technician at UF and currently
serves as an advisory board member for the Conservation


on our highways," said Colonel
Brierton. "Through aggressive en-
forcement, we aim to prevent crashes
and save lives, leading the way to a
safer Florida."
The members of the Florida High-
way Patrol would like to remind
everyone that it is the law to move
over when approaching any autho-
rized emergency vehicle or wrecker
displaying rotating or flashing lights
stopped on the side of a roadway.
Also, remember to dial *FHP (*347)
from your cell phone to report an ag-
gressive driver or to request roadside
assistance.
The Florida Department of High-
way Safety and Motor Vehicles pro-
vides highway safety and security
through excellence in service, educa-


tion and enforcement. The Depart-
ment is leading the way to a safer
Florida through the efficient and pro-
fessional execution of its core mis-
sion: the issuance of driver licenses,
vehicle tags and titles and operation
of the Florida Highway Patrol. To
learn more about DHSMV and the
services offered, visit
www.flhsmv.gov or follow us on
Twitter @FDHSMV. You can find us
on Facebook, too.

Preliminary Enforcement Results:
May 27 through May 30, 2011
Total Citations = 14,482
DUI Arrests = 163
Speeding Citations = 5,570
Safety Belt Citations = 2,707
Motorist Assists = 3,372


Trust for Florida.
Brown has a background in botany, agronomy, and soil
science and has experience in real estate and finance. He
is a state-certified general real estate appraiser and has
served as chief appraiser for Farm Credit of Florida since
1990.
Curtis, who filled a vacant seat on the board in 2010,
will represent the Coastal River Basin. His term expires
March 1, 2015.
Curtis is an attorney whose law practice (Howard &
Curtis, P.A.) is located in Perry.
Prior to establishing his own law firm, Curtis was an
attorney with the Third Circuit Office of the Public De-
fender in Perry. He received his Juris Doctorate from
Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville after earn-
ing a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration,
with a minor in agricultural law, from UF.
Curtis serves as a member of the City of Perry Zoning
and Planning Board and the City of Perry Board of Ad-
justment. Currently he is chair of the City of Perry Code
Enforcement Board and is a member of the Perry Rotary
Club.
The remaining governing board members are Donald J.
Quincey, Jr., chairman; Alphonas Alexander, vice chair-
man; Heath M. Davis; James L. Fraleigh; Carl E. Meece;
and Guy N. Williams. Curtis serves as the board secre-
tary/treasurer.



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Solo on the Suwannee


By Debbie Meeks

"Are you sure you don't want my gun?"
Nothing brings out fear faster than the
mention of a 50-ish woman going on a
solo camping trip. My fear is not doing it.
Ok, I admit that I have a soapbox. It's
about the Culture of Fear that we have in-
sulated ourselves within just the last gener-
ation. Immobilizing fear has always been
around but now it's the normal way to
view the world. I don't think I'm imagin-
ing this. Children aren't allowed to walk to
school or to have unsupervised play any-
more. The world has always been danger-
ous, lightening has always struck, there
have always been crimes. What has
changed is that the news saturates us with
fearful stories without mentioning that
they are statistically very rare.
Sensationalism killed news and few no-
ticed.
Our focus on danger also killed our cu-
riosity to see what is over there or if we
can do that. I'm not talking about 'hey
ya'll, watch this' recklessness, but the
good ol' American adventurous spirit. So
let's see if I can take on the Suwannee
River Wilderness Trail alone for 3 days
and 2 nights. I should tell you that I love
to camp and I don't think a shower and a
flush toilet diminishes the experience so
the River Camps seem tailor made for my
adventure.
Day 1: Withlacoochee- Madison State
Park to Suwannee River State Park- 12
miles
* I had heard there was a short portage
around Melvin Shoals and I planned to
take it but after scouting both shores un-
successfully there was only one choice. I
put away the camera, strapped everything
securely, took a deep breath for courage,
picked the deepest looking approach
which was also the most turbulent, and
committed to it. White water enthusiasts
will laugh because although Melvin is rat-


ed, which is saying something in Florida,
it's only a Class II. Baby stuff. But for
Flatlanders any exposed rocks are thrilling.
* As I approached the shoals a 3 foot
gator launched out of the water right in
front of me adding to my heart racing ter-
ror. Later, I reason that it must have been a
sturgeon, belly towards me and pectoral
fins outstretched. Funny how your mind
can add to your stress.
* The Suwanee River State Park park
ranger encouraged my solo trip without
hesitation, what a refreshing change. He
had done a 100 mile solo kayak trip out of
Flamingo and loved it.
* A local couple at the boat ramp tell me
that hot showers are not in the spirit of a
river trip- to live it you have to bathe it.
They have a good point- with minimal,
biodegradable soap, of course.
* My camp site at the state park is
wedged in between RVs running their air
conditioners.
The one beside me creaks like an old
bed frame when they walk around inside. I
feel like I'm riding a bike on a highway.
It's killing my nature experience buzz.
There's a lot of time to think in between
strokes on a solo trip. After hearing the
fears of friends and family for days I start-
ed to ask myself what my personal fears
and their weaker cousins, dreads, were
about the trip. Once they had been met
head on I wondered what I had gotten
worked up about, some were even laugh-
able.
* Dread: I'm going to feel unwelcome
at Suwannee River State Park because I
was made to feel like I was going to be a
problem when I called to ask about kayak
security at the park. What did a river trav-
eler ever do to her, sheesh!
Fact: The ranger couldn't have been
friendlier and he was thoughtful enough to
let me leave my pass on the picnic table in
the morning instead of walking back up to
the office.


* Dread: Someone will steal
my kayak.
Fact: This is one of the top
fears of river travel. Everyone ,
I talked to wanted to discuss
strategies but I never heard
any bad experiences and my
boat remained unmolested too. --..
* Fear: I'll capsize in the
shoals and drown.
Fact: They were thrilling A trip dow
but hardly life threatening.
* Breakthrough: Camp
breakfast creation. Food is a highlight and
much time is spent thinking about different
ways to combine the items in the larder.
It's hard to express my delight in the fol-
lowing combination. Heat packaged polen-
ta mixed with a little water to make a
grits-like mixture, add chopped hard
boiled eggs and salami pieces.
* Note to self: bring more analgesics
Day 2: Suwannee River State Park to
Dowling Park River Camp- 14.5 miles
* Wave to the passing fishermen, fishing
couples, and fishing buddies; different
ways to love the same river. Sometimes I
get close enough to talk to them. I'm curi-
ous about the fishing, I'm thinking I might
bring a pole next time. They're curious
how far I've come and why I'm not fish-
ing.
* Advent Christian Village is a nice
place for a stroll. It has a full grocery and
prepared sandwiches but don't look for
beer. The restaurant isn't open every day,
today's one of the closed ones. I could
have talked myself into a break from camp
food but I better get excited about opening
another can instead.
* I enjoy the sunset from the River
Camp deck and watch the sturgeon doing
belly flops.
* The raccoon cleanup crew shows up at
camp at 3 am. Heavy footfalls. They set
off the motion detector bathroom lights
and bang the trash cans. I guess they fig-


ure if they're not asleep then no-one
should be.
Day 3: Dowling Park River Camp to
Lafayette Blue State Park- 10.2 miles
* It's a beautiful morning. A great blue
heron works along the bank while I load
my craft. I wish the trip would never end.
* Not a single fisherman- it's kind of
eerie after seeing so many yesterday. This
section looks just as fishy to me.
* Man, it's hot, I can't wait to get to the
end.
* My car's here. Life is good.
I don't get on my soapbox to people
who are in the grips of the Culture of Fear.
Like the guy who always slept with his
head to the tent door, even if it was slop-
ing downhill, "in case". My first thought
was that the vandal/thief/murderer proba-
bly wouldn't take the time to use the zip-
per. But everyone handles their fears dif-
ferently and at least he was out there
camping anyway.
It has always been a dangerous world,
lightening has always struck. Be prepared
but don't be immobalized. Don't give in to
fear or you will miss the humorous reflec-
tions of hindsight in the wake of your
kayak.


Debbie Meeks
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Savvy Senior


How to Find Affordable Dental Care

Dear Savvy Senior,
Where can seniors turn to find affordable dental care?
I had dental insurance through my work for many years
but lost it when I retired. What can you tell me?
Flossing Frank

Dear Frank,
Very few U.S. retirees have dental insurance today.
Without coverage from traditional Medicare, and with
private dental insurance typically costing too much to be
feasible, most seniors are stuck paying full out-of-pock-
et prices every time they visit a dentist. While there's no
one simple solution to affordable dental care there are a
variety of options that can help cut your costs. Here's
what you should know.

Dental Discounts
One way you may be able to trim your dental care
cost is by simply asking your dentist for a senior dis-
count, especially if you're paying up front. Out-of-pock-
et payers save the dentist office the cost and hassle of
filing an insurance claim, so asking for a small 10 per-
cent discount is not unreasonable.

Another cost-effective way to reduce your dental ex-
penses is to join a dental discount network. How this
works is you pay an annual membership fee - roughly
$80 to $200 a year - in exchange for 15 to 50 percent
discounts on service and treatments from participating
dentists. To find a network, go to dentalplans.com (or
call 888-632-5353) where you can search for plans and
participating dentists by zip code, as well as get a break-
down of the discounts offered.

Brighter (brighter.com, 866-893-1694), which
launched in May in all states except Florida, Montana
and Vermont, is another discounted dental service you
should check out. It gives subscribers access to a net-
work of 25,000 dentists offering 20 to 60 percent dis-
counts on cleaning, crowns, implants, root canals and
other procedures. You can sign up for a free one-month
plan or opt for the premium plan, which costs $79 per
year for individuals and families.

Low-Cost Care
Another way to get dental care at a lower price is at a
dental school clinic. Almost every dental school in the
U.S. offers affordable care provided by dental students
who are overseen by experienced, qualified teachers.
You can expect to pay as little as a third of what a tradi-
tional dentist would charge and still receive excellent,
well-supervised care.

And for low-cost teeth cleaning, check with local
colleges that offer dental hygiene programs. For training
purposes, many programs provide teeth cleaning by
their students for a fraction of what you'd pay at a den-
tists office. To locate dental schools or dental hygiene
programs in your area visit www.ada.org/267.aspx.

Low Income Care
If you're strapped for cash there are other resources
that provide dental care to seniors at a reduced rate or
for free. Here's where to look:


Health centers: Federally-funded by the Health
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there
are thousands of health centers around the U.S., many of
which provide discounted or free dental care to people
based on financial need. To find a center near you visit
findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov or call 877-464-4772.
Local services: There are a few states, as well
as some local programs or clinics that offer discounted
dental care to those with limited means. To find out
what may be available in your area, check with your
state dental director (see astdd.org for contact informa-
tion), or your state or local dental society (see
ada.org/statelocalorg.aspx).
Dental Life Network: Offers several programs
that provide free dental care for elderly and disabled
people who can't afford to pay. To learn more or to ap-
ply for care in your state, visit nfdh.org or call 888-471-
6334.

Savvy Tip: The best way to keep your dental costs
down is through prevention and good oral hygiene. So
remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day using
fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and get routine checkups
every six months or at least once a year.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box
5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim
Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and au-
thor of "The Savvy Senior" book.


Savvy Senior
Assistive Listening Devices Can Help Seniors Hear
Better
Dear Savvy Senior
What can you tell me about assistive listening de-
vices? My husband is hearing impaired but doesn't like
wearing his hearing aids, so I'm wondering if some of
these devices can help.
Loud Talking Spouse

Dear Loud,
Assistive listening devices (or ALDs) are very useful
products that can help hearing-impaired people - with
and without hearing aids - hear better! Here's what you
should know.

Listening Helpers
ALDs are electronic amplifying devices that will let
your husband adjust the volume and tone so that he can
hear and understand the television, telephone or other
people speaking. It's also important to know that these
devices work best for people with mild to moderate
hearing loss, you don't need a prescription to buy them,
and they usually aren't covered by insurance or
Medicare. Here's a breakdown of the different types of
ALDs that can help.

Telephone Amplifiers: To improve hearing over the
telephone there are a number of handset and in-line am-
plifiers you can add to your regular phone, or you can
purchase an amplified telephone. Most amplified phones
allow you to adjust the volume and tone for better clari-
ty and they usually come with extra loud ringers and
flashing ring indicators to alert you when a call is com-
ing in. Clarity (clarityproducts.com, 800-426-3738) and


ClearSounds (clearsounds.com, 888-965-9043) make a
nice variety of these products with prices ranging from
$30 up to around $300. Harriscomm.com, teltex.com
and soundbytes.com are also good sites to shop. Or, see
if your state has a specialized telecommunications
equipment program (see tedpa.org) which provides free
amplified phones.

If the amplified products don't do the trick, another
option is caption phones. These are telephones that have
a built-in screen that will let your husband listen to the
caller, as well as read written, word-for-word captions of
everything the caller is saying. Go to captel.com (or
800-233-9130), and click on your state to learn more.

TV Listening Systems: If hearing the television is a
problem, a TV listening device will let your husband in-
crease the volume and adjust the tone to meet his needs,
without blasting out you or the rest of the family. The
best devices available today are wireless infrared sys-
tems that come with a headset. Many of these devices
work with radios and stereos too. Or, if your husband
would rather not wear a headset, some systems offer a
small speaker that can be placed by his chair, and many
work with T-coil enabled hearing aids. TV Ears
(tvears.com, 888-883-3277) is one of the best products
sold today with prices starting at $100.

Personal Listening Devices: Depending on your hus-
band's needs, there are many different types of listening
devices on the market, in all price ranges, that can help.
For one-on-one and small group conversations, a pock-
et-sized amplifier that comes with a small microphone
and ear buds may do. Or, for a wider range of hearing
capabilities consider FM listening devices. These are
wireless products that can boost hearing in many diffi-
cult listening situations including auditoriums and lec-
ture halls. FM devices come with a small microphone
and transmitter placed on or by the person speaking, and
the listener wears a receiver that may be used with ear
buds, earphones, or with T-coil enabled hearing aids
when worn with a neck loop. Harriscomm.com and in-
dependentliving.com are two good sites for locating
these types of products.

Alerting Devices: There are also a variety of alerting
devices that can help people who have trouble hearing
the doorbell, alarm clock, telephone or smoke detector.
These products use flashing lights, special multi-tone
ringers or vibrating devices as a means to alert you. You
can find these items at many of the websites previously
listed, along with sonicalert.com and silentcall.com for
around $50 to $150.

Savvy Tip: For more information and assistance with
ALDs, contact an audiologist or hearing instrument spe-
cialists (see howsyourhearing.org or ihsinfo.org to find
one near you). They're familiar with all these technolo-
gies and can help your husband choose the best products
to meet his needs.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box
5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit
www.savvysenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the
NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Senior"
book.


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