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Suwannee Democrat

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Title:
Suwannee Democrat
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Live Oak, FL
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Suwannee Democrat, Myra Regan - Publisher
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January 5, 2005
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Semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
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Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
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30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began Aug. 12, 1897.
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Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).

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jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK The sold out 70th annual Chamber Gala was a huge success Saturday evening. Executive Director Jimmy Norris said since it was the platinum anniversary of the jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK As he works on completing its master plan draft, Jon Sewell said Heritage Square potentially could become an entertainment district in Live Oak. Sewell, a project manag er with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., told the Community Redevelop ment Agency at its Tuesday meeting that the top seven priorities the citizens listed at the community outreach selves, ready for the football season, Wachter said. The judging panel included eight CNHI editors and news executives, handing out Newspaper of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Public Service Awards and honors in seven individual categories as well as digital work for breaking news, social media and video. Weekend Edition March 2, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rfnt Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEE GALA, PAGE 7A SEE RIVEROAK, PAGE 7A SEE HERITAGE, PAGE 7A rf 53260-1 2011 NISSAN ROGUE @ LIVE OAK STORE ONLY $ 8,995 CNHI names Buckner top designer Democrat sta also honored for digital storytelling rf LIVE OAK Tasked with designing eye-catching pages, Aimee Buckners work in 2017 caught the attention of CNHIs judges. Buckner, a page designer for the Su wannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press, was named the Designer of the Year in the annual Best of CNHI contest for Division III. CNHI, a sub sidiary of Raycom Media, is the parent company of the North Florida papers. Buckners winning entries included a front page following the inaugural Party in the Pines at Bienville Plantation in White Springs as well as three sports pages from Democrat editions. One of the sports fronts kicked off the papers look back at the Suwannee Bulldogs four straight state champi onships from 1987-90. Another fea tured prominently the Lafayette-Bran ford rivalry and battle for The Hel met. Were fortunate to have a talented graphic artist like Aimee on our team, group editor Jamie Wachter said. Its great to see others take notice of the work she does in presenting our stories in an appealing way. In addition to the individual honor for Buckner, the Democrat, News and Free Press also won for Innovation in Digital Storytelling for its North Flor idas 2017 High School Football Road Map. The interactive story map took readers on a week-by-week preview of the prep football season, featuring the top games of the season for the Suwannee Bulldogs, Branford Bucca neers, Hamilton County Trojans and Lafayette Hornets. It was a fun little way to help get our digital readers, as well as our Heritage Square master plan draft nearing completion To see related video, visit our website at suwanneedemocrat.com MORE ONLINE rrntfnb rf ntbr fntb rbbfftfff frbfrrfr tbtb frrrb brbff fntb rnftfrrtbbbrr tfrbfrnb Page 5B jessie.box@gaflnews.com LIVE OAK RIV EROAK Technical Col lege held Career Day with more than 40 booths on Wednesday for students and adults. There were booths for different local business es, organizations, law RIVEROAK shows off different career opportunities To see related video, visit our website at suwanneedemocrat.com MORE ONLINE rrffbrrbbbrbb bbtbbn SPORTS: Four SHS wrestlers move on to state championships Page 1B

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 r f n r n r f t n b nt b b n f n n n tb r f f rt f f t tb n tr r r f fn r n r f nt b b n f n n n n n r n f n n f n tb n b n n n b tttb ttbrr t tb r f f r tttb tb t n t n fn tt r r ft r n t tr r f n t b b SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2A THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM 55055-1 r State & Region chriswhiteld@ daltoncitizen.com DALTON, Ga. Wesley Caceres thought he was go ing to die. The Dalton High School junior had been through drills before at the school, and experienced last weeks in creased police presence after a threatening note was found. But on Wednesday when the school was put on a threat lockdown with students huddled in classrooms and other hiding places after a teacher red a bullet through a window, Caceres talked to his mother, thinking he was going to die. I was just like I was go ing to die today, he said. I really thought I was going to die. I thought it was a real shooting and we were all go ing to die. I had no imagina tion that it would be a teacher with a gun. I was on my way to business class and all we heard is Code Red! Code Red! Lockdown! Caceres and other students were shepherded into the nearest classroom. He said students have been taught to hide, and to seek cover behind desks and to keep quiet. But, he said, he took a call from his mother and whispered his way through the conversation. We were whispering and I told her I couldnt talk, but she was asking me questions and nally I told her I would call her job when I was OK, Caceres said. I wasnt really scared until I talked to my mom. I was in the corner of the room and wonder ing what ... was going on. We have had threats about a shooter, and I was like, Man, are you playing games again? I am just trying to get out of here and go home. Last Thursday, ve or six extra police ofcers were on campus in addition to the school resource ofcer who is normally there after the discovery of the threaten ing note by some students. Against the backdrop of the school shooting in Florida earlier this month that took the lives of 17 people and a national debate over guns and school safety, that threat was taken very seriously. Dalton Principal Steve Bartoo said at the time the number one priority of any school is always student safety. On Wednesday, the police presence was back, but the lights and sirens were on this time and the threat was very real. But the threat of a shooter was not that of a student or a social media prank or a student looking for attention. When the Code Red was called, the threat was real and it was from a teacher. Social studies teacher Ran dal Davidson a 14-year veteran of the school and a former STAR teacher surrendered to police after having barricaded himself in his classroom and ring a shot through a window from a .38-caliber snub-nosed revolver. He faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school grounds and terroristic threats. We thank God that no body got hurt, Bartoo said. One female student twisted her ankle in the evacuation. Interim Superintendent Don Amonett said Dalton High School will be closed today and classes will resume on Friday. Amonett said four counselors at the school and a school social worker will be available for students and staff, as well as other response personnel who are planned for by system of cials in the event of traumatic events. Few of the students who were going about their day in other parts of the school knew much when the Code Red call came. But one student said he knew it was serious. We went under lockdown and I was sitting in the gym at the time, freshman Co rey Patterson said. All of a sudden over the intercom you hear Everyone needs to leave. You need to get some where and get safe. They locked us in the locker room and then they called for an evac (evacuation). Several students, school staff and police ofcials agreed Dalton High was well-prepared for such a situ ation. Even before the shoot ing in Parkland, Fla., on Val entines Day, school ofcials had run a threat lockdown drill, according to Bartoo. He said that after the initial shock of what was happening on Wednesday, students and staff responded exactly as they had been drilled to do. If there is a lockdown, they are instructed to get kids into a classroom and lock the door and turn out the light and out of the line of sight of windows, Bartoo said. You do what you are trained to do. For the students, that meant following the instructions of the teachers and trying to be calm, which freshman Devan shi Patel said wasnt easy. Ev eryone ran, Patel said when the evacuation call came. I was scared. I didnt know what was going on, but I didnt think it was a drill. It was real and we knew it. But you nev er expect it to happen, espe cially with it being a teacher. While police isolated Da vidson in his classroom, the decision was made to evacu ate students. Plans called for the removal of the students to the Dalton Convention Center. Access to the campus was cut off and parents began to ood into the convention center shortly after the evacu ation plan was decided upon. The task of moving roughly 1,800 students was begun. All students and staff were evacuated, leaving only law enforcement ofcials at the school after Davidson had been taken into custody. While school staff and law enforcement personnel tried to make the reunions at the convention center as smooth as possible, it still was a time-consuming pro cess of matching up each student with a parent. Parents were complimentary of the response. I thought it was pretty good and excellent and in order, said Tina East, the parent of a freshman. They tried to keep everyone calm and collected. I was kind of freaked out a little bit and then when you hear that it is a teacher and teachers are supposed to protect your children, it makes you worry and it is kind of scary to send your kids to school these days. Gov. Nathan Deal said the shooting was disturbing. Even though thankful ly apparently no students were in danger, its always disturbing when anything like that happens within the con text of a school, Deal said late Wednesday afternoon. State Rep. Kasey Carpen ter, R-Dalton, a 1996 gradu ate of Dalton High, was more blunt. It sucks to see your com munity have to go through that, said an emotional Carpenter, who said he knew Davidson as the voice of the Catamounts, the radio playby-play announcer for the schools athletic teams. Carpenter said he was concerned, though, that the incident would lead to kneejerk reactions in the ongoing gun debate, which has lately turned to the possibility of arming teachers. It just continues to press the urgency of the issue, Carpenter said. And its nev er more important than when its your community. Jill Nolin, who covers the Georgia Statehouse for CNHIs newspapers and websites, contributed to this story. rfn rffrntfbrtfbrntnfn tbbrtbtbnnfnnnbb

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must spread out over this new home section as she moves forward along the path of prog ress. Owing to these things Oakhurst is a proposition that can never be paralleled in Live Oak. It is a rare opportunity for the homeseeker to secure a site upon which to begin a home of his own. Its splendid situ ation and advantages taken in conjunction with the present remarkable growth of Live Oak and the steady advance of her reality value make it a proposition that the investor should grasp. The easy terms offered bring Oakhurst property within the reach of every ambi tious man. The prices will be such that you cannot fail to make money by buying Oakhurst lots. The article continues by saying: Oakhurst represents a busy scene. The property is being cleared and leveled, streets are being laid out and graded, en trance pillars erected, a tile walk installed along Ohio Avenue, the entire length of the property and other improvements un der way, which will make Oakhurst, one of the choicest Residence properties in Florida. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3A Remembering Suwannee Check out these reviews and others on the product pages at STIHLdealers.com. STIHLdealers.com All prices are DSRP. Available at participating dealers while supplies last. The actual listed guide bar length may vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. 2017 STIHL00 bar Im glad I went with the 170--the price and reliability are outstanding. user prutsmanbros93MS 170 CHAIN SAW This is absolutely the best blower I have ever purchased. 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MANTOOTH tnbntbnbtb btbttbtbtbbt btbntbn ttbtbnnbtr ntbnbntnbbbbntt bbtbt nnbbtbbnrt ttnnnrnnbntb tbtntbttt bnbbb nnbnbnbbnn ttnbbbbt bbtbnnbn tbttbb nnbtnnb tnttnnt ntbbtb bbtttttnt bnnbntbrnnbb tbnn tbbrbnntbn ttbntbtbbbnr tbbtbtnbnnbn ttnnnbtbtbn tnbttnbntnbr ntrbtnttbnbt ntbbnbb ntbtbrbnnb tbbtnnnn btttbn tbbnbnb bnnrtttbbt nbHOW GUM DISEASE TREATMENT CAN PREVENT HEART DISEASE WHITE SPRINGS A planning meeting is scheduled for March 8 for the White Springs communitys 51st annual Easter Sunrise Service. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the White Springs United Methodist Churchs Fellowship Hall. All White Springs area churches are encouraged to attend the meeting. The service will be held Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m. at Stephen Foster Folk Cul ture Centers Carillon Tower East Lawn. Planning meeting scheduled for Easter Sunrise Service Looking back to Oakhursts addition Suwannee Countys history, like the rest of the world, has its moments of prejudice. Ideas and attitudes now seen as archaic or racist were the norm for many years, even when advertising otherwise normal business transactions. Today is one such case. The Oakhurst Addition to Live Oak was a subdivision platted in 1906, dividing up part of the old White (presumably John F. White) Estate south of downtown Live Oak. In preparation for the opening sale of lots on Thursday, October 18, 1906, several articles were run in the Suwannee Democrat to garner attention. The follow ing is an excerpt from one of them: OAKHURST is a real estate proposi tion that merits the consideration of the home seeker and the investor. It is just ve minutes walk from the business heart of Live Oak. It stretches immediately up against the choicest residential section of the city. It has a frontage of nearly a quarter of a mile on Ohio Avenue, the Eu clid of this thriving metropolis (this was when Live Oak was the rst largest city in the state, EM). The handsomest homes in Live Oak lead up to its very border. Its environs are strictly white. Its restrictions will preserve this feature. It is high up and commands a charming view of the city. Its natural advantages are being supple mented by extensive improvements. Live Oak is now built solidly to Oakhurst and Potential buyers were offered 20 per cent down and 5 percent per month with an interest rate of 6 percent on deferred payments. The West Virginia Land Com pany, operating out of the First National Bank Building (now Hal Airths Ofce), was especially proud to add in large letters below the article, that No lots to be sold or transferred to Colored people. Such were the attitudes of the time, found in many cities across the United States. Many citizens purchased property in the new subdivision once the sale of lots commenced on October 18, 1906. Today, without race restrictions, the Oakhurst Subdivision continues with a variety of home and business owners. More history next week! Eric Musgrove can be reached at er icm@suwgov.org or 386-362-0564. rfnntftbfbtnttnnfbntfrffrbfb nbfbt Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners Judicial Annex 218 Parshley St. SW Regular meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday Approval of minutes Minutes of the Feb. 20 regular board meeting Consent agenda Approval of payment of processed invoices Approval of Contract Renewal with Johnson Controls, in the lump sum amount of $11,508.36, for mainte nance of chillers located at the Suwan nee County Jail, budgeted item Approval of amended Interlocal Agreement creating the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team Approval of Task Order with Darabi & Associates, Inc. for Consulting Engi neering Services associated with Air Cur tain Permit renewal Approval to waive building permit fees for the re-roong of McAlpin Com munity Center Approval of Subordination Agree ment for Thomas Cundiff, State Housing Initiatives Partnership program clients Approval of contract with Manning ton Commercial for ooring at Extension ofce utilizing NJPA competitive bid contract, budgeted item Approval of Tourist Development Council recommendations Approval of Storage Tank Liability Warranty renewal Declare miscellaneous equipment surplus and authorize sale of same from the Road Department Authorization to place a Quilt Square on the Douglass Center property Authorization to construct Tire Loading Ramp at the Landll. Budget impact: Estimated in-house expense $15,000 for materials, to be funded from Solid Waste reserves Authorization to receive Team Flor ida Marketing Partnership Co-Op mar keting and communication funding in the amount of $5,000 Authorization to lease seven (7) 670G Deere motor graders from Beard Equipment, Co. utilizing Florida Sheriffs Contract FSA17-VEH15.0, budgeted item Appoint Seana Gentry to the Suwannee County Historical Commis sion to complete the unexpired term of Al Johnson, and extend the ap pointment until September 30, 2020 Authorization to purchase multi ple pieces of computer equipment Staff reports Greg Scott, Parks & Recreation Director / Airport Manager General Business Discuss Tourist Development Councils recommendation for Coun ty Commission to update their web site to be more user-friendly Alvin Jackson, Economic Director Discuss, with possible Board ac tion, potential dates and agenda items for a workshop with the City of Live Oak Discuss, with possible Board action, any issues associated with Water or Waste Water Plant at I-75 / CR 136 interchange Randy Harris, County Administrator Public comments Items not listed on the agenda Agenda Suwannee Democrat Texas singer Johnson also to perform LIVE OAK Legendary country artist Pam Tillis has been added to the Suwannee River Jam lineup. Cody Johnson, a Texas country singer, has also been added to the lineup for the Jam, which runs May 2-5 at the Spirit of the Su wannee Music Park. The two artists join an an nounced lineup that includes Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson along with Josh Turner, LO CASH,, Tyler Farr, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, Kentucky Headhunters, The Lacs and comedians Williams and Ree, who will emcee and also perform. In addition to the national artists, many well-known Florida and Georgia country singers, duos and bands will also perform at the Jam. As the child of country music royalty, Tillis was determined from a young age to nd her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. She has always insisted on writing and cut ting songs that speak from the soul. It worked to the tune of six No. 1s, 14 top 10 sin gles, more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts and selling more than seven million copies of her studio albums. Sony Records Its All Relative (a tribute to her now late father Mel Tillis) was USA Todays No. 4 Country Al bum of the Year. Willis re cently released three albums from her own record label, Stellar Cat Records, landing her a No. 1 on the European ECMA Chart. She has been a CMA nominee 15 times and twotime winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award nominee. Most re cently she was a two-time IBMA nominee and onetime winner. As a songwriter, Pams songs have been record ed by respected names throughout all genres of mu sic, shes a recurring guest on the TV show Nashville, performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joes Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry. In 2017 she released a new album, Loves Truckstop, toured with Terry Clark and Suzy Boggus on the Chicks with Hits Tour and the Grits and Glamour Tour with Lorrie Morgan as well as touring with her own Acoustic Trio and full band. When Johnsons album Cowboy Like Me debuted in the Top 10 on the Bill board Country Albums chart in January 2014, Nashville took notice. I got a lot of Who is this kid? Johnson said. I love that. That was a new horizon. And Im gonna work to make sure people know exactly who I am. Im a God-fearin, hard-working, beer-drink ing, ghtin, loving cow boy from Texas. Thats about it Johnson grew up in tiny Sesbastapol, an unincor porated community on the Trinity River thats never exceeded 500 residents. At a young age, Johnson was given the tools to eventual ly work in the clubs across the lake from where he grew up, though his ofcial education was grounded in the church. His father played the drums for their congregation and that was likewise the rst instru ment that young Cody picked up. Now, hes tour ing the US, playing coun try music and has recorded several more albums. Tickets for the Suwan nee River Jam may be purchased at www.suwan neeriverjam.com, at www. musicliveshere.com or at the nearest S & S Food Store. ttr

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 4A Suwannee Living 48340-1 TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying, Big things come in small packages?Well,this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the Suwannee Democrat, e Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734Extension 102 for more information on how to place a small ad (thats the small package) to appear in all 3 of our publications which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approximately 4,600 potential customers (and thats the big things). 386-362-1734 x107 *Protable events must go through our advertising department. Calendar submissions are published within space availability and are not guaranteed consistency. YAC collects coats for those in need LIVE OAK The City of Live Oak Youth Advisory Council has recently completed a coat drive as its community service project. YAC members, with the support of the Suwannee Primary School, Suwannee Elementary School, Suwannee Middle School, Suwannee High School and the Live Oak Police Department, started collecting coats at these locations, and concluded the coat drive after a month of collections. The YAC members were able to collect 212 coats of vary ing sizes and designs. The members have since sorted the coats, and the ESE class at Suwannee High School has gra ciously volunteered to wash the coats. YAC members will be taking the washed and sorted coats to Love INC of Suwannee County, and the coats will be dis tributed to individuals in need from there. Many additional items were collected as well and have also been donated to Love INC. The Youth Advisory Council is in its fourth year of oper ation, and is led by John Gill, City Clerk, and Mary Jackson, Deputy Clerk. YAC members would like to thank the community for all the coats that were donated, as well as the Live Oak City Council and city businesses for their continued support of the group. Group members are Dylan Bailey, Jennifer Delgado, Jasmen Garling, Alexandria Jackson, Maggie Reaves, Bren dan Richard, Cara Seaman, and Chris Snyder. rffntb rfnt btrtttrrrt trtrt BES student hopes for understanding after Parkland school shooting alexis.spoehr@ganews.com BRANFORD Following the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Branford Elementary School student Laila Arnold talked to the Suwan nee County School Board about the importance of students needing to understand one another. Arnold opened the school boards meeting Tuesday night at Branford High School with her remarks about trying to better oneself and being un derstanding. The Bible says Happy are those who nd wisdom, those who gain un derstanding. Proverbs 3:13, Arnold said. Yes we are blessed, blessed with a beautiful school, those who volunteer their time to help the teach ers. I am blessed to have parents and grandparents who support and love me to be the very best I can be. We have a lot of crazy stuff going on this world and our state here in Florida. Perhaps it is those people who do not have teachers like I have. Parents and grandparents like I have. Maybe they dont have people who really care about them, I dont know the answers. What I do know is that I want to learn, I want to lead, I want to have understanding and I want all of us to be happy. That message was well received by the board. To the rst young lady with the opening remarks, it couldnt have been said better, board member Ed da Silva said. You are right on with what is going on in the state of Florida and we all know what is hap pening on the news down in South Florida. You are right we are blessed up here and I want to thank you for re minding us of that. BES student Madyson Sikes fol lowed Arnold with a prayer before Kelsea Corbin led the pledge of alle giance. The board held a public hearing to discuss a revision to the pledge of allegiance and solemnizing message for the meetings in Branford that was approved during the regular meeting. The revision was to move the school site to move to Branford High School for the October meeting so the school site is responsible for the solemnizing message after the pledge of allegiance. In their pol icy it states that they have to have Branford High School and Branford Elementary School be in charge of the message on the day the meetings are held in Branford. The board also held a hearing on the nal review of additions and revisions to the SCSD Elementary Student Progression Plan for 201718 school year which was also ap proved during the meeting. Director of Facilities Mark Carver brought forth the contract agreement between SCSB and Architects RZK, Inc. for the new administration/dis trict ofce building. Architects RZK will be handling the design/profes sional engineering and architectural services for this project. According to the agreement, the new single-story building will be around 18,500 square feet. The total cost for design and construction will be $174,750. Also during the meeting, Super intendent Ted Roush recognized the Branford High School Beta Club from their State Contest. James Corbin, Wyatt Eakins, Destiny Fen nell, Dawson Hall, Ginger King, Ann Marie Kuczynski, Luke Ram sey, Leah Trice, Alivya Ward and Barrett Young. The school board also approved for the clinical education agreement between the Practical Nurse Educa tion Program at RIVERA Technical College, and Smith & Sorenson, LLC. The agreement allows the stu dents to work at Rising Oaks Assist ed Living for their clinical hours that are needed. rffntbtbfr tbtttrfb tttfttn Tobacco Rd Band added to SOSMPs weekend lineup LIVE OAK A free training program for family members caring for persons with dementia is coming to the Live Oak Public Li brary. Elder Options, the Mid Florida Area Agency on Aging, is sponsoring The Savvy Caregiver Training Program which is open to the public. The classes will run from 10 a.m. to noon on seven consecutive Wednes days beginning March 7. The Savvy Caregiver Pro gram is an evidence-based workshop, shown to reduce stress, increase knowledge and provide new skills for dementia caregivers. The program is designed for people caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or some other disease which causes dementia. To register for the pro gram, call the program coordinator, Johnnie Jones at 352-692-5277 or email savvy@agingresources.org. You may also visit the web site, www.agingresources. org/savvy-caregiver-for-fam ilies/, for additional informa tion and to register online. The library is located at 1848 Ohio Ave. S. Help offered for dementia family caregivers LIVE OAK The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Parks weekend lineup has changed but the fun and mu sic wont. With the Michael Miller Band having to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, Tallahassees Tobacco Rd Band was added to perform Saturday night. Tobacco Rd Band has played the Music Hall numerous times to great accolades. This band was formed by Eric Durrance, a CMT artist and co-writer of Jake Owens top 10 single Eight Second Ride. The bands hit song, Stiff Drink, received accolades from country radio and fans as the band opened for Josh Turner, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Brantley Gilbert and many more top country artists. Its smash hit, Thats Country, produced after teaming up with Colt Ford in the studio to record, has kept this great band on the move. Treble Hook Band will start the weekend off today with country, Southern rock and other genres of music. The young band recently added several new members to enhance its music for fans. From Lake City, Treble Hook plays many venues in North Florida and takes the stage Friday. Doors to the Music Hall at the SOSMP open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The music runs from 8 p.m. to mid night. Admission is free. ttt tt jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK Christmas came early last year for Ka sey Lynn Carothers. In late November, the Mayo native had her rst book, The Creepy House Down Spooky Lane, pub lished by AuthorHouse. From my house to the road is a half-mile, Caroth ers said last week during a book signing at the Live Oak Public Library. I ran the whole entire time. I didnt know I could run that fast. I saw the UPS guy. It was like Christmas. That joy from nally hold ing her published book came after six months of writing, seven months of getting it published and years of wait ing to pursue that passion, to obtain her goal. Carothers said she has always loved writing and that she has a really good imagi nation, which helped craft the 92-page ction book. It was one of my main goals when I grew up that I wanted to write, to be an author, she said. I just de cided that if I show (my chil dren) that I can put my mind to my goal and my dreams and nish it, they can do the same thing. If I give up on my dreams and goals, theyre going to do the same thing because I did. But I proved to them that anything is possible. It certainly hasnt been easy. A single mother of six children ve daughters and one son the 2002 Lafayette High School grad uate had to nd time to write (while her children were asleep or at school, she said) and overcome naysayers, who didnt believe she actu ally would or could publish a book. Those critics became fuel for her re to become an author. I have a lot of people say ing that if you write, youre taking time away from your kids, she said. Youre nev er going to get anything done with it. Youre never going to reach your goal. Youre never going to do it. I got tired of hearing people tell me I wasnt going to do it, so I put my mind to not lis tening to everybody else and just go do it. So, I quit listening to everybody and I nally got it published. Shes not stopping there, either. She said her third sto ry her rst two are com bined into The Creepy House Down Spooky Lane has already been sent to the pub lisher. That book, Whos There?, will conclude the mystery surrounding Lacey Moore and Sarah OSteen from the current book. The two teenage friends that grew up together in a small town have a history project to do. As they try and gure out what they should choose as the subject of their project, they stumble into a mystery. Discovering a new surprise in every turn of events, the girls get a history lesson of their own. While Carothers hails from a small town herself in Mayo, she said the entire sto ry is ction although the ma jority of the Lafayette County Sheriffs Ofce makes an appearance. If I ever write about my life, its going to be longer than that, she said, adding that she has since found out there is a Lacey Moore in Hatchbend. A lot longer. The book that she did write, while not as long, is available on Amazon, and Google Books as well as the AuthorHouse website. Carothers said she wants feedback so she can continue to improve as a writer. So far, shes even heard one criticism. Theres only been one person that has had some thing negative to say, Yall eat too much in the book, Carothers recalled. Thats what she said. Dont look for the kids, who are lost, yall are at home eating. Well, were from the south, we eat. We love to eat. Welcome to down south.

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Around the Banks FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5A The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. It has long been the focus of many Sunday School lessons and sermons about how Gods forgiveness is waiting for a person who has strayed from their faith, if only they will return to Him. This message is without a doubt THE message of the Bible. God absolutely wants those far from Him to know that He loves them and longs for them to return. And yet, Jesus told this story for another purpose. It seems that a group who considered themselves very close to God had a problem with how Jesus was spending His time: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying This man received sinners and eats with them. (Luke 15:1-2) The Pharisees and scribes were the religious leaders of the day, tending to all things spiritual. They knew which prayer to say when, which i to dot and t to cross. They knew the answers to the hard questions about what was right or wrong, and they worked hard to get it right. So, it is easy to understand their frustration when Jesus shows up and spends most of his time hanging out with sinners. In true fashion, Jesus answered their complaint with a series of parables. This time about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. With the lost sheep and lost coin, He points out the desire to celebrate we feel over nding some thing that was lost. We can all relate to the elation of nally nding lost keys, lost wallet or anything neces sary and valuable after an exhaustive search. In fact, the sheep and the coin had this in common: both were found by someone diligently searching. But then we come to the prodigal. Take a closer look at the story in Luke 15:11-24. Something was lost, some thing is found, and then a celebration follows. Much like the sheep and coin, except the prodigal found his way back to the Father. We often miss that be cause the music is loud and the feast is joyous. But then we hear a complaint. The older brother who has stayed at home and taken care of the elds is not celebrating that his wayward brother has come home. After all, he has been the one working hard to take care of everything while he was off having fun. Sound familiar? The Pharisees and scribes sound a lot like older brothers. Many of us may relate to how the older brother and the religious leaders felt. Maybe we have felt the same re sentment over sacricing to do the right thing while others seem to be having such fun doing the wrong things. What changes everything here is the view of the Father about those right things. Is doing the right thing checking off the list or checking with the Fathers heart? Yes, the younger brother wasted his portion, but the portion that was left consumed all the older brothers time and energy. He was taking care of his inheritance, when perhaps his father wished he would go look for his broth er. Isnt that what Jesus did? He came looking for us, and I am so thankful. Jesus message to the religious lead ers was subtle but clear. Our inheritance from our Father is eternal life. It is a gift and cannot be earned by working hard to do everything right. Gods heart is that we value it enough to search for those far away from Him and celebrate being found. Because every heart mat ters. Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly col umn written by Angie Land, Direc tor of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible stud ies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at ang ieland3@ windstream.net. Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Suwannee Democrat. Search for the lost, and celebrate their return Heart Matters Religion rfntbnn r fntbbbr rr trtr r ttr rtr n r t r rnfrrt r rnt f nrftt tr nf fr tt ttr rrnfr rttt r tr ftr tr r r r f trbrnfrn WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE rf frffntbfr ffrrrrrn The downside to all this technology We really can learn something each day if we give ourselves the chance. This past week, I learned something from a group of fourth graders. I did it out of curiosity. Out of a class of more than 20 students, I asked several questions: How many of you know any hand clap ping games and rhymes? Two hands were raised. How many of you know any jump rope rhymes? Looks from the students at me like a tree full of owls. I pressed on. Youve never heard Cinderella dressed in yellow went upstairs to kiss her fellow. Made a mis take and kissed a snake. How many doctors did it take? One, two, three. Again, blank stares. Three hands were raised. Any of you out there ever shot marbles or played a game of marbles? Blank stares. No hands were raised. Any of you ever played Red Rover, Red Rover. Three hands went up, but, upon clos er examination they didnt have a clue about the game. Anyone out there ever play a game of jacks? Not one hand was raised. Anyone out there ever see a deck of cards for Go Fish or Old Maid. Maybe a cou ple of hands were raised. I have a news ash for you folks. A great deal of the concern I have regarding some of our younger people is two-fold. 1. Everything is instantaneous on a com puter and so many of the popular computer games played by some children for hours on end involve violence and folks killing each other. 2. Children are not learning to creatively and cooperatively play childrens games. In fact, because of incessant assessment de signed to discredit education and educators, creativity, if anything is being stymied. I am concerned about that especially since the parameters of that testing are being deter mined by a state board of education that is appointed and not elected; many of whom have never worked in a day in a classroom, but they know whats right for us and for our children, and they are running local school systems or attempting to run them by doing something that causes a lot of children to commit suicide, bullying. If they cant get their way, they bully, and they do it to those who are most vulnerable and most needy. Point all the ngers you want, but children need time for creative play and that means me independent from an I-Pad and a com puter screen. They have a place in this world, and they are a part of life, but they should not be life. The Florida Depart ment of Health is more and more concerned with the onset of juvenile diabetes and earlier onset of morbid childhood obesity. I am convinced that the great appeal of technology to our children who sit or lie supine on the bed and move their ngers more than their arms or legs is a major contributo ry factor to this. I dont know that the Flor ida Legislatures push for recess is going to do it either. I can see the little darlings sitting along a covered walkway, I-pads in hands and ngers clicking. In the dark ages, when I was teaching and being a principal and the late Mr. Hal M. Worth held a recess each morning, our children RAN and PLAYED and had a good time. They didnt want to come back in. They were busy running and playing. Want to see something truly pathetic and amusing. Go to any fast food restaurant or about any business except the bank and then pray for a teller over the age of 40 and let the computers go down and ask folks to make change for you doing the simple math in their heads. Pretend a purchase is $4.37 and hand them a $10.00 bill and if the computer is down, watch them. They will have a look on their face like a rooster trying to lay an egg. Well, enough of that. They tell me we are producing some of the most brilliant folks ever. Maybe so. You name me a Nobel Prize winner for literature or anything of signi cance in the written word in this nation for the past two decades. Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Clive Cussler, some of these, are better writers than others, and, to their credit, at least folks are reading them. Write the authors of the The Great Gats by, The Sun Also Rises, The Good Earth, The Yearling, The Grapes of Wrath, Absalom Absalom, All the Kings Men, Atlas Shrugged, Other Voices, Other Rooms and Their Eyes Were Watching God. I will bet you, it would put more than 90 percent of recent college graduates to their trumps to answer the question for you. Who wrote these books. When I graduated in 1980, at least 90 percent could have an swered off the top of their heads. Want to see some more deer in the head light looks. Ask them now, no Google, no computer: Ask them how many Supreme Court Jus tices we have and for long they serve? Ask how many United States Senators are from each state and to name the ones from Florida? Since its Black History Month, ask chil dren of all races, not just African Americans who the rst African American was ever elected to the United States Congress? Ask them who wrote Uncle Toms Cabin? Ask them who Mary McLeod Bethune was and what school she established and where its located? No google. See who knows. Watch their faces. We are teaching a lot of technology and the Titans of Industry of today are Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, the late Steve Jobs, and on and on we go. They are great and have brought us a long way, they have put information from around the world at our ngertips, made it easier to access information, created a way students can take some classes on line, made it easier for parents to give over their parenting responsi bilities to technology, and, without the aid of technology xed it so that roughly half of the folks in the nation under the age of 21 cant, without referring to Google or some other research engine, tell you, three of the signers of the Declaration of Independence or who wrote it. It has made it easier to write and submit this newspaper article, and it has cut down on the amount of time students work on research papers now. In fact, I wonder, other than surng the net if theres much reason for research. It has lled the daily news with who has had e-mails sent to the wrong places or who knew about it, and if the Russians or Chinese are using our e-mail to spy on us and what the President is Tweeting. Gosh, I wonder what would happen in the world if for ve days, all the computers went down, I will just bet you those running the world would not be the millennials, they would be 45 or over. We really have come a long way. I will close in relating this, a local law enforcement ofcial related to me about three years ago, that more than 38 crimes had been solved in a certain community, because those who committed the crimes would write to their friends on Facebook and told them where they are and, oh, one more thing, if you want to make sure your child is a procient reader, Accelerated Reader, and I wish I had come up with that concept. I wouldnt be writing this article. Of course, AR ends in elementary school. No more trophies six axe handles high for passing tests at home or school, no more AR books, and on shelves at public libraries and in other place across the nation, the great books of the Western World, the pillars on which western civili zation was built, the classics are discarded or not checked, they are not Accelerated Reader, and they are not Danielle Steele, and theres access to plenty of shoot em up video games where children sit transxed for four and ve hours at a time, and they either must have a Foley Bag or a bladder the size of an elephant, as they rarely if ever rise once they commence. I have always been a people watcher. I am loving our spring weather, and I have just checked out two books, one is My Antonia by Willa Cather, and the other is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I am getting AARP Cards now, but I will still try and do my part for the sake of literacy. I am glad to see Art being offered at Hamilton County High School, and you keep ghting the good ght Amanda Lakeeld, White Springs, my neighbor, who is a wonderful artist and a stu dent at Hamilton County High School. You keep ghting the good ght and inspiring others, as you have inspired me. A lot of our young people inspire me and, to their credit, a lot has happened to them and not necessarily for them. I still have faith in the creativity of so many of our wonder ful young people who are playing music, writing, painting, and creating wonderful new ideas and ideals, but, unlike a former colleague of mine who is a good person but not the BEST educator in the world, I dont think everything of value for an education runs through computer bers and wires. Of course, that was his thing. It isnt mine. He could talk hours about computers and pro gramming, but this person had a hard time with displaying human empathy and un derstanding. You dont get much warmth of that from an I-Pad either. A brilliant in dividual, and a repository of technological knowledge, but, on this wasnt true, this in dividual exuded all the warmth of a cobra. From the Eight Mile Still on the Wood pecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you all a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter.

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SEE BILLY, PAGE 9A SEE RANT, PAGE 9A Opinion SERVING SUWANNEE COUNTY SINCE 1884 A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf This poll is not scientic and reects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. www.suwannee democrat.com ONLINE OPPORTUNITY Its been a great thing and needs to continue -20% Its the most cost-effective way to handle it -50% The city should have its own economic development director -30% Poll Results (02-23-18) Question of the Week What are your thoughts on the city and countys economic development partnership? Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. rf rrn bbfb bbnbf ntf rn b brbf b bfb rnbf rn b nrb t bb brr fr rnbb fb rnf n rn frnb f rf bbnb r WASHINGTON Asked in 1972 if he believed in miracles, Billy Graham answered: Yes, Je sus performed some and there are many miracles around us today, including television and airplanes. Graham was no theologian. Neither was he a prophet. Jesus said a prophet hath no honor in his own country. Prophets take adversarial stances toward their times, as did the 20th centurys two greatest religious leaders, Martin Luther King and Pope John Paul II. Graham did not. Partly for that reason, his country showered him with honors. So, the subtitle of Grant Wackers 2014 book Amer icas Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Na tion (Harvard University Press) is inapposite. When America acquired television and a celebrity culture, this culture shaped Graham. Professor Wacker of Dukes Divinity School judges Graham sympathetically as a man of impeccable personal and business probity. Americans respect quantication, and Graham was a marvel of quantities. He spoke, Wacker says, to more people directly about 215 million than any person in history. In 1945, at age 26, he addressed 65,000 in Chicagos Soldier Field. The 1949 crusade in Los Angeles, promoted by the not notably devout William Randolph Hearst, had a cumulative attendance of 350,000. In 1957, a May-to-September rally in New York had attendance of 2.4 million, including 100,000 on one night at Yankee Stadium. A ve-day meeting in Seoul, South Korea, in 1973 drew 3 million. Grahams effects are impossible to quantify. His au diences were exhorted to make a decision for Christ, but a moment of volition might be (in theologian Diet rich Bonhoeffers phrase) an exercise in cheap grace. Grahams preaching, to large rallies and broadcast audiences, gave comfort to many people and probably improved some. Regarding race, this North Carolinian was brave, telling a Mississippi audience in 1952 that, in Wackers words, there was no room for segregation at the foot of the cross. In 1953, he personally removed the segregat ing ropes at a Chattanooga crusade. After the Supreme Courts 1954 desegregation ruling, Graham abandoned the practice of respecting local racial practices. Other wise, he rarely stepped far in advance of the majority. His 1970 Ladies Home Journal article Jesus and the Liberated Woman was, Wacker says, a masterpiece of equivocation. The rst preacher with a star on Hollywoods Walk of Fame was an entrepreneurial evangelical who con sciously emulated masters of secular communication such as newscasters Drew Pearson, Walter Winchell and H.V. Kaltenborn. Wielding the adverbs nearly and only, Graham, says Wacker, would warn that all is nearly lost and the only hope is Christs forgiveness. Graham frequently vowed to abstain from partisan politics, and almost as frequently slipped this self-im posed leash, almost always on behalf of Republicans. Before the 1960 election, Graham, displaying some cognitive dissonance, said that if John Kennedy were a true Catholic, he would be a president more loyal to the Pope than to the Constitution but would fully support him if elected. Billy Graham: Neither prophet nor theologian The Suwannee Democrat welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, ad dress, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current inter est to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet stan dards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Suwannee Democrat www.suwanneedemocrat.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com Raise the age of people allowed to purchase a gun Ban certain types of guns, such as assault weapons Stricter background checks None. I have Second Amendment rights to bear arms. What gun control laws would you like to see put in place? The Rant & Rave is for those who want to vent about com munity issues and politics. Some of the comments will be pub lished. Private individuals or businesses are excluded from comments and will not be published. Rants or Raves will not be accepted on candidates or ballot issues. They will be treat ed as a letter to the editor. You may email your comments to nf.editorial@ganews.com. Or, simply visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com, click on the Submit Rant & Rave link on the top right and submit your thoughts there. If you are using a mobile device, you must click on full site at the bottom in order to see the link. You can also call the Rant & Rave hotline at 386-208-8314. You dont have to give your name. Phone submissions must be no more than one minute long, or exceed 200 words. The same word count holds true for written submissions, such as email messages. Anything over will be discarded. If the constraints are not enough, write a letter to the editor. In my 37 years of public education I did not have the op portunity to take a round for a student. In my retirement activity, I enter schools and day care cen ters, and so still have that opportunity. Being advised that divestment of armaments stock from the Florida Pension plan would, for the moment, reduce re turns to that plan and possibly lower my personal take, I say make it so. I accept that as a recipient of a orida teachers pension, I am, today, personally responsible for the deaths of 17 kids, some of whom might have eventually been benefactors of the Florida Retirement System, even at reduced return. I am unwilling to knowingly be responsible for the next 17 deaths. That the Tree of Liberty must often be refreshed with the blood of Patriots does not, for me, include the blood of chil dren for the sake of the 2nd Amendment. Our current City Council is incredibly backward thinking. I am simply amazed at some of their decisions. Its time for new blood and people who look for growth and development. Four ofces are up for election. Time for four new people to rfn Rant & Rave FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7A From Page One meeting earlier in Febru ary appears to reect the interest in an entertainment district. I was blown away, Sewell said of the event, which had approximately 70 people in attendance. He added he was expect ing 15 to 20 people to attend. It tells us that your com munity is engaged in itself and willing to invest in it, Sewell said. Heritage Square encom passes the area between U.S. Highway 129 on the west, Duval Street on the north, Mussey Avenue on the east and the railroad on the south. We had 100 percent positive feedback and that is almost unheard of for a project like this, Sewell said. Among that feedback were the top seven prior ities: restaurants, bars or food trucks; retail shops; performing arts stage; trailheads and bike trail facilities; green space; in teractive learning displays and outdoor exhibits; and a regional stormwater fa cility. Sewell said creating a green space would be a low-cost and easy project to do while developing Heritage Square. The next step is to cre ate a concept plan and a draft master plan. Sewell said the concept plan will have three dif ferent options with slight variations for the board and will include the po tential of Amtrak coming to Live Oak. Sewell expects to pres ent it to the board within a month. Facade Grants The CRA approved to increase the project cap amount to $16,000. According to George Curtis, the citys director of planning/zoning and development, participa tion has been lower than past years. The board approved one facade grant later in the meeting and that is the only grant applied for this scal year. The previous cap amount was $10,000 with a payout of $7,500. Now the cap amount will be $16,000 with a payout of $12,000. Curtis said this increase would only be for this scal year. Property appraisal The CRA approved the request to get an appraisal for the property located at 324 Duval Street NE. Curtis said the property owner has shown interest in selling the property. He said the property is across from the 406 on Duval. According to the CRAs land acquisition policy, the board can not offer more than an appraised value amount unless satisfactory expla nation and board approval is provided. Continued From Page 1A Heritage enforcement, military, firefighters and colleges. We are thrilled with the participa tion, the variety of organizations and level of support from the community, said Tracy Henderson, event coordina tor and Adult Basic Education teacher. Students could visit the booth of pro grams offered at RIVEROAK including brick and block masonry, building con Continued From Page 1A RIVEROAK gala, platinum was incor porated into the event and dinner including the dec oration and meal, which featured a Platinum Pear Salad. Throughout the evening there were silent auctions, giveaways and rafes. Guests were also able to bid on trips to Greece, Isle of Capri, Ireland, Costa Rica and more. Following dinner, the Citizen of the Year and Trailblazer Award winners were announced. Trannie Lacquey was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award. As her daughters grew up, she was always volunteering at school events and even became the girls basketball coach when no one else volunteered. She then donated her coach salary to a family in need. Lacquey joined the Bran ford Rotary Club in 2003 and Shelterbox in 2006. She continues to spear head numerous service projects including the Doughnuts with Dad at Branford Elementary School. I was very excited and surprised, Lacquey said. It was an awesome mo ment when I received this award. Allison Scott was named the 2017 Trailblazer Award. Scott has served the community as a member of local boards and orga nizations including the Rotary Club, president of Suwannee County Club, bank director for CNB Na tional Bank of Florida and advisory council member for First Federal Bank. Scott and his wife Eliz abeth have served on med ical mission trips in third world countries for more than 20 years. What an incredible and awesome surprise for Eliz abeth and I, Scott said. Len Stapleton was rec ognized as the 2017 Board Member of the Year. President Travis Henry passed his gavel to in coming president Brandon Fernald. Continued From Page 1A Gala rfntb r r rrr struction technology, cosmetology and patient care technician. Students from Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette counties were also able to get guided tours of the different pro grams offered at RIVEROAK. We are so pleased that the local schools were able to work student visits into their schedules, said Henderson. We are appreciative and thankful for the support of our community and our area schools. We are thankful for all state agencies involved in ensuring this was a successful event, said Mary Keen, Director of RIVEROAK. rfrn rr br f

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8A School Beat SHS NJROTC has launched orienteering team Every element of the Navys JROTC Program was designed with the purpose of developing young leaders. Orienteering was included in SHSs curriculum years ago with the hopes of de veloping their own leaders. Although orien teering has been taught part of the NJROTC Academic Curriculum for several years, this year the Suwannee High School NJROTC seadogs decided to take the lessons learned in the classroom and apply them in the eld by creating an orienteering team. Orienteering began in Scandinavia as a way to increase physical tness among peo ple. As years and decades passed, it evolved into not only an essential tool for navigation and travel, but has become the thrilling sport within the JROTC Community. Many of the Cadets have taken an immediate love for the event and they always strive to bring a competitive, yet sportsmen-like, attitude to every compe tition. The team has attended one Orien teering Mini-Camp and one orienteering competition thus far. They are scheduled to participate in at least three additional competitions before the year is over. Even though they are rst-year team, the team is doing exceptionally well; most placing within the top 50 percent at each of the two events. This years orienteering team is com manded by Cadet Keaton Chavers and the charter members include Cody Blackburn, Brianna Carver, Richard Corrales, Laura Corrales, Alexia Cash, Destiny Davis, Timothy Gibbone, Robert Hein, Casey Howard, Kade Humphries, Robert Kearce and Thomas Powell. The team would like to give a special thank-you to the Lake City Walmart for awarding them a $2,000 grant through the Walmart Community Grant Program, which enabled the team to purchase most of its initial camping and training gear needed to start the program. rfntbbffr rfnnt Olivia Bruening is currently a student in the build ing construction program at RIVEROAK Technical College, having already completing the masonry pro gram at RTC. Bruening joined the masonry program two years ago and fell in love with masonry instantly. Masonry is not only a profession; it is also a work of art, Bruening said. During her time in the masonry program, Bruening competed in multiple regional and state competitions. She placed first at the state of Floridas SkillsUSA Championship in masonry and was able to represent RIVEROAK and the state of Florida at the SkillsUSA National Championship held in Louisville, Kentucky. If it was not for the skill and guidance shown by the instructors at RIVEROAK, I would have never made it this far, she said. Bruening placed 10th out of 30 students nationally. Bruening knows the life lessons she is learning at RTC will last her a lifetime. RIVEROAK has not only prepared me for a career in masonry, but RTC has developed me into a hard and persistent worker, Bruening said. b bfrfnf fr SES Student Leads School in Service Project Suwannee Elementary School second-grade student Lilly Wachter recently led SES in a service project for her local Girl Scout troop. Wachter provided supplies for students in every class to make two Valentines for children in hospitals and adults in nursing homes. b ff fffff Branford High students place at BETA Convention Branford High School went to Orlando on Jan. 12-13 to take part in the BETA Club State of Florida Convention. BHS had five students place in the top state level: Barrett Young First in Agriculture Division 1, Alivya Ward Second in Water Col or category of Visual Arts, AnneMarie Kuczynski-Rinard Sec ond in Painting of Visual Arts, James Corbin Third in Agriculture Division 2, Luke Ramsey Third in Division 1 History. These students will go on to represent BHS at the National BETA Convention on June 17-20, 2018. BHS BETA Club sponsor Dawn Eak ins says they will be hosting fundraisers to get the students to the national con vention. SCSD crowns spelling bee champion The Suwannee County School Dis trict held its district-wide spelling bee Jan. 19 in the board meeting room. Six students represented their school as the school champion. The school champions who participated in the district spelling bee were: Taylor Smith, Branford High School; Saige Sanchez, Suwannee Middle School; Primaya Johnson, Suwannee Inter mediate School; Ashlyn Blalock, Branford Elementary School; Isabella Baldwin, Melody Christian Academy; and Cassie Clay, Westwood Christian School. After 25 rounds of spelling words, Baldwin outlasted Smith to win the district spelling bee. Baldwin and Smith will represent Suwannee County at the regional spelling bee on March 9, held at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. The start time for the regional spelling bee is to be announced. The regional spell ing bee will air live on Channel 4. frfbffr

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9A 24th Annual MARCH 16 17 18 2018 columbia county fair grounds386-752-8822 www.ColumbiaCountyFair.org SATURDAY MARCH 17 TH FRIDAY MARCH 16 TH GATES OPEN 6:00 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12 PM NOON SUNDAY CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN CHILDREN Receive free souvenir all military free admission SUNDAY MARCH 18 TH MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Featuring Purchase advance tickets at S&S food stores, russels western wear & North Florida Glass Adv$ $ Child$ TICKETS: Purchase tickets online at www. EventBrite .com 51929-1 School Beat Grahams dealings with presidents mixed vanity and naivete. In 1952, he said he wanted to meet with all the candidates to give them the moral side of the thing. He was 33. He applied at tery with a trowel, compar ing Dwight Eisenhowers rst foreign policy speech to the Sermon on the Mount and calling Richard Nixon the most able and the best trained man for the job probably in American history. He told Nixon that God had given him, Nixon, supernatural wisdom. Graham should have heed ed the psalmists warning about putting ones faith in princes. On Feb. 1, 1972, un aware of Nixons Oval Ofce taping system, when Nixon ranted about how Jews totally dominated the media, Graham said this stranglehold has got to be broken or this country is going down the drain. He also told Nixon that Jews are the ones putting out the pornographic stuff. One can reasonably acquit Graham of anti-Semitism only by convicting him of toadying. When Graham read transcripts of Nixon conspiring to cover up crimes, Graham said that what shook me most was Nixons vulgar language. Of the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops, Graham said, we have all had our My Lais in one way or another, perhaps not with guns, but we have hurt others with a thoughtless word, an arro gant act or a selsh deed. Speaking in the National Cathedral three days after 9/11, he said its so glori ous and wonderful that the victims were in heaven and would not want to return. Graham, Wacker con cludes, had an attractively sunny personality and was invincibly extrospective. This precluded irony but also contemplativeness. George Wills email ad dress is georgewill@wash post.com. Continued From Page 6A Billy join City Hall. Otherwise, the citizens are to blame. Is the current Publix closing before the new one opens? I hope not. I agree with the Rant about the City, there really is no excuse for the City and County to not be able to work to gether. Employment opportunities benet us all. Please stop making it good for the few and make it good for the many. Ted, what we goin to do to keep our schools safe. Guns dont kill people, people kill people. But crazy people should never have the ability to own a gun. EVER With the City elections forthcoming, I say vote for the Council, Mayor and Clerk candidates that will vote to eliminate the foolish CRA. The CRA has proved to be one of the worst ideas and programs in City of Live Oak history. It needs to be abolished. In answer to the person interested in recycling glass & plastic, Suwannee County doesnt recycle either of those. Indeed a shame! The two items that can be recycled, as other States do, are only lling up the landll at a rapid rate. Citizens of the County, you must stop blaming the NRA for the tragic death of those 17 students and teachers. You must realize that the Second Amendment to the Constitu tion was not just for your self protection in your home or on the job. It was designed by the Founders of this Country as a means of self protection against a tyrannical Government, to protect your Rights against a Monarchy or a Dictator ship. Do a bit of research into the history of the Countries that forcibly took the rearms used by the people for self protection. Over 50,000,000 people died for personal gain by unscrupulous politicians. Better reconsider what you wish for. It may come back to bite you, or take your freedom. Our governments do not write laws to allow or permit citizens to do anything! The current Bill(s) in the Florida Legislature will simply REMOVE some current prohibitions regarding the carrying/possession of weapons. I would like to send a rave to the person that suggested we recycle plastic and glass. Ninety percent of my trash is plas tic. And I know how to recycle it. Everywhere that Ive ever lived, we recycled. Suwannee County, its behind time. Continued From Page 6A Rant & Rave RIVEROAK sends students to SkillsUSA competition RIVEROAK Technical College (RTC) students took part in the Florida Region 2 SkillsUSA Conference held at Florida State College in Jacksonville on Feb. 9. In total, RTC had 15 students place rst, second, or third. Seven RIVEROAK students placed rst: pair Technology, (Baking), rant Service), RIVEROAK also had seven students place second: Technology, Technology, nology, Jeffrey Creamer placed third in Auto Ser vice Technology. Students nishing in rst or second place advance to the state of Floridas SkillsUSA competition held in Pensacola from April 30 to May 2. rfnrtbrbbfnrtbfrnrrbfn nb bbr rbf The Suwannee High NJROTC Rie Team has been very busy this year. It has competed in both air rie postal meets and shoulder-to-shoulder events. The postal matches were Eastside High school, As sociation of Aviation Ord nance and the Secretary of the Navy. The shoulder to shoul ders were Gainesville High School and the Area 7 State Championships with one more to go March 24 at Vanguard High School. According to Master Sergeant (MSgt) Doug Aukerman, this is the third consecutive year they have gone to the state champi onships. Team members include Brittany Hernandez (Team Commander), Cody Black burn, Levi Bass, Cameron Harrison, Dustin Martinez, James King, Timothy Tap pen, Tyler Moore, Keaton Chavers, Cindy Ciniceros, Emerald Powell, Devonae McCarthy and coaches MSgt Doug Aukerman and assistant coach Jeremy Smith. MSgt. Aukerman says this has been the most the SHS JROTC program has ever had on a team since the air rie team started in 2013. MSgt. Aukerman thanks their sponsors: NRA for a $5,100 grant, Walmart Corp. and the Sons of American Legion Post 779 in Old Fort, Pennsylvania. rtffrrbbbrrrnrrbrbfr brfbf

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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 Four SHS wrestlers move on to state championships michael.jones@ganews.com LIVE OAK The numbers are impressive for the Suwannee High School wrestling program 14 different state champions who have combined for 23 indi vidual state titles. The Bulldogs are hoping to increase those numbers as they send four wrestlers to Kissimmee for the FHSAA Class 1A State Championships today and Satur day. Freshmen Xander Kirkland and Timothy Jolicoeur, junior Terrell Williams and senior Chase Clark qualied through a regional meet and will have the opportunity to compete for a state title. All four have a really good chance at placing, said sec ond-year Suwannee coach Logan Register. Xander, Chase and Terrell have been pretty steady, pretty dominant the entire year. Timothy had a little slower start, but he keeps getting better and better. Thats why I think he is go ing to shock a lot of people. Kirkland and Jolicoeur are also vying for another impressive feat they are trying to become the rst freshmen in school history to earn a state championship. Kirkland, who competes in the 106-pound weight class, took home the district championship and the Class 1A-Region 1 title. He won his last two matches at the regional tournament by pin. Xander Kirkland, all season long has shown a lot of heart, Register said. He wrestles very aggressive. Thats where I feel he will have the edge. Kirkland is focused on keeping the same routine that has led to plenty of success. He spoke about rfntbnttrbnrtnttnrrrrtnr ntnnnrrnf Scott places second in Suwannee Invitational michael.jones@ganews.com LIVE OAK The Suwannee High gymnasium was packed on Monday as the Bulldogs hosted 12 teams for the Suwannee Invitational Weightlift ing Meet. In a competitive field, SHS se nior KJ Scott took second place in the 219-pound weight class. Scott bench-pressed 300 pounds and lift ed 245 pounds in the clean and jerk for a total of 545 pounds. Even as the temperature contin ued to rise inside the gym the air conditioning was not working on Monday competitors did not slow down during the three-hour event. Baker County emerged as the team champion and Citrus High placed second. rtttnfnnnr ffnnnfrnnt fn nfrfnnrtn nfr Madison County hands Suwannee its fourth straight loss michael.jones@ganews.com MADISON Its been a puzzling start to the season for the Suwannee High softball team. Even with a starting lineup full of proven seniors and tal ented underclassmen, the Bull dogs have struggled through the rst three weeks. That carried over into Tuesdays contest at Madison County as the Bulldogs made seven errors and were limited to three hits in a 4-3 defeat their fourth straight loss to begin the regular season. Were struggling a little with the bat and defensively, said Suwannee coach Jeff Smith. Weve made too many mistakes in every game weve played. Well come back. Weve got a few younger ones who are going to help us, just have to get some more experience. Some of our other ones get some condence back. Madison County (5-0) pitch er Reese Rutherford, who is a perfect 5-0 this season with ve complete games, held Suwannee scoreless until the top of the sixth when Skylar Redish hit a three-run homer to get the Bulldogs back in the game. After two MCHS errors kept the inning alive, Redishs op posite-eld blast brought Su wannee within one run at 4-3. Rutherford went on to retire the next four hitters to seal the win. SHS pitcher Brandi Davis escaped some early trouble to keep the game scoreless through three innings. Suwan nee made four errors in the rst three frames, but Davis got out of two bases-loaded jams. MCHS plated the rst run of the game in the fourth inning after Laila Dickey ended an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI ttfn tnrnnntttnnntnt nn double to score McKenzie Miller. Madison County scored two runs in the fourth and two more in the fth. Only two of those runs were earned. Weve got to cut down on the errors so we dont give them more at-bats, Smith said. Brandis pitching is starting to come around. Shes starting to nd her groove a little better. I think were going to be a tough team by the end of the season. Suwannee ended its losing streak Wednesday and also picked up a district win by de feating Bolles 5-0. UP NEXT: Suwannee will look to turn things around with plenty of reps and game action in the Santa Fe Tournament in Alachua today and Saturday. Hitting Croft 1-3, double Redish 1-3, home run, 3 RBIs Davis 1-2 Madison County hands Suwannee its fourth straight loss By Mike Jones michael.jones@gaflnews.com MADISON Its been a puzzling start to the season for the Suwannee High softball team. Even with a starting lineup full of proven seniors and talented underclassmen, the Bulldogs have struggled through the first three weeks. That carried over into Tuesdays contest at Madison County as the Bulldogs made seven errors and were limited to three hits in a 4-3 defeat their fourth straight loss to begin the regular season. Were struggling a little with the bat and defensively, said Suwannee coach Jeff Smith. Weve made too many mistakes in every game weve played. Well come back. Weve got a few younger ones who are going to help us, just have to get some more experience. Some of our other ones get some confidence back. Madison County (5-0) pitcher Reese Rutherford, who is a perfect 5-0 this season with five complete games, held Suwannee scoreless until the top of the sixth when Skylar Redish hit a three-run homer to get the Bulldogs back in the game. After two MCHS errors kept the inning alive, Redishs opposite-field blast brought Suwannee within one run at 4-3. Rutherford went on to retire the next four hitters to seal the win. SHS pitcher Brandi Davis escaped some early trouble to keep the game scoreless through three innings. Suwannee made four errors in the first three frames, but Davis got out of two bases loaded jams. MCHS plated the first run of the game in the fourth inning after Laila Dickey ended an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI double to score McKenzie Miller. Madison County scored two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Only two of those runs were earned. Weve got to cut down on the errors so we dont give them more at-bats, Smith said. Brandis pitching is starting to come around. Shes starting to find her groove a little better. I think were going to be a tough team by the end of the season. Suwannee ended its losing streak on Thursday and also picked up a district win by defeating Bolles 5-0. UP NEXT: Suwannee will look to turn things around with plenty of reps and game action in the Santa Fe Tournament in Alachua. Hitting Croft 1-3, double Redish 1-3, home run, 3 RBIs Davis 1-2 Caption: Skylar Redish is greeted by teammates after a home run. Brandi Davis had to throw 125 pitches in six innings as a result of seven errors. She gave up two earned runs and seven hits. Photos: Mike Jones R H E Suwannee 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 7 Madison 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 7 4 rtntnnnnnntnt SEE WRESTLERS, PAGE 3B

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2B plex, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, FL. Admission fees apply. Concession food and drinks will be sold, and all proceeds will benet Suwannee Countys do mestic violence shelter. Mar. 14 Knitting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 14 Straw Bale Beds Workshop 2 p.m. Learn about gardening with straw bale beds. Presented by Suwannee County Master Garden ers. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 15 Herbs in the Landscape Workshop Noon-1 p.m. Learn about gardening with herbs. Presented by Suwannee County Extension Agent, Carolyn Saft. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 21 Crocheting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to crochet. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 24 Annual Share Saturday New Hope Baptist Church announces its annual Share Saturday for March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. This is the churchs gift to the community as every item is free. There will be clothes of all sizes, toys, household goods and other items. New Hope is located at 6592 N.W. 48th Street, Jennings, 1 mile off State Road 6 West. The pub lic is invited to attend. Please note: this event will not begin until 8 a.m. Mar. 28 One for the Money Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Apr. 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Founda tion has an elegant night of dinner, dancing, entertainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student scholarship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or foundation@nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reser vations: (850) 973-9414 or www.ticketsource.us/ nfcc. Apr. 20 John McEuen and The String Wizards to Per form The NFCC Artist Series presents John McEuen and The String Wizards on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Join Grammy-award winning host John McEuen (founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, ddle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an incredible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album including Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/ nfcc. Apr. 21 Annual Fitness Run NFCCs annual Fitness Run is set for April 21 in conjunction with the Madison County Florida Down Home Days festival. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support Relay for Life. Register at www.nfcc.edu/t ness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 973-1639. Apr. 27 & 28 The Curious Savage Performance at NFCC The NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players (Community Theatre) presents The Curious Savage on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. In this comedic production, the eccentric Mrs. Savage is left 10 million dollars by her late husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her wish is to use the money to help others realize their dreams, but her grown step children will do anything to keep her from squan dering away their money. With the help of Mrs. Savages new friends, she leads the stepchildren on a merry chase, and learns the true meaning of family in the process. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. Monthly Meetings History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian Eric Musgrove Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m.. 386-658-2670 McAlpin Community Club meeting The McAlpin Community Club meetings are held on the second Monday every month at 9981 170th Terrace in McAlpin. A covered dish dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@windstream.net. Seed Library and Gardening Workshop Presented by Master Gardener Rhonda Lepper Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 386-658-2670 Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Con servation District will meet on the third Thursday of each and every month at 7 p.m. in the USDA Service Center Conference Room for their regu larly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Center is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. Recipe Swap Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 2nd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies and exchange ideas. Call 386-658-2670 for featured recipe of the month. Florida Native Plant Society The Sparkleberry Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hatch Park Commu nity Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, presenting a variety of educational programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Suwannee County Airport. The EAA building is located at 13302 80th Terr. in Live Oak. For more information, contact 817308-9752. Armchair Travels Presented by Don and Joanne Mott Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Travel around the country and learn about excit ing new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Din ing Room 10676 Marvin Jones Blvd. Dowling Park, Florida When: the fourth Tuesday of each month Time: 10 a.m. This is for anyone who is a caregiver for someone who is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimers. There is no charge for this support group. You do not have to have a loved one residing in the Good Samaritan Center to attend this meeting. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs reg ular monthly meeting will be at New Bethel Bap tist Church located at 205 4th St in Jasper from 7 p.m. every third Monday. Meetings will begin after May 22, 2017. SREC, Inc. Senior Center monthly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper has monthly birthday parties the third Friday of every month at noon, as well as monthly karaoke the fourth Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-7921136. Events are subject to change. Mom 2 Mom The community is invited to Mom 2 Mom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Lafayette Three Rivers Library. Get together with other parents. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. Call Healthy Start at 386-294-1321. Estas invitada a Mom 2 Mom, un evento que se celebru el cuarto Jueves de cada mes la 1p.m. hasta la cas 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca de Lafay ette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propociona rn premios y regalos. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items Share Your Blanche Stories We are looking for people to share their or their family stories and pictures about the Blanche Hotel. We hope to include former employees, guests, event attendees and businesses that were located in the Blanche Building. The in terviews will be videotaped and the photos scanned. All participants will receive a free eB ook version of the book, The Blanche A History when it is published in the fall. Check out our website: http://TheBlancheAHistory.websand blogsforwrtiers.com to scheduled a time at the Columbia Co. Public Library on Mon. or Tues. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in March or April. Hamilton County GED/Adult Education The Hamilton County GED/Adult Education School is now accepting new students. For more information, please call 386-792-6611. Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Educa tion Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem in the U.S. is continuing to worsen and its more important than ever to know and un derstand the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. To learn more about how to identify the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse, go to: http://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-torecognize-signs-of-an-opiate-overdose.html Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screen ings or referrals. 877-841-5509 Mar. 2 Fried Chicken Friday Fried Chicken Friday, Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. Dinner includes: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll & Brownie. Chil dren half price. **Takeout available.** Mar. 3 March Gathering of the SongFarmers The March Gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, 32025. Acoustic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-344-2906 or visit the Suwannee River Valley SongFarmers Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/songfarmer softhesuwanneerivervalley/ Mar. 3 Super Saturday: Open House and Free Applica tion Day North Florida Community College invites the public to its Super Saturday: Open House and Free Ap plication Day event on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All are invited. Highlights of the day include an academic and student resource expo in the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, campus tours, scholarship drawings, nancial aid appli cation assistance, and opportunities to explore NFCC degree and certicate programs. INFO: www.nfcc.edu/super-saturday or (850) 973-9407 Mar. 6 Brunch Recipe Swap Noon-1 p.m. Bring in your favorite brunch dish and your recipe to share with others. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 7 Savvy Caregiver Training 10 a.m.-Noon Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for caregivers who serve family members and friends with any form of de mentia (i.e. Alzheimers). The goal of Savvy is to increase knowledge and skills to lessen caregiver stress and improve levels of care. For information, or to register contact John nie Jones III at (352) 692-5277 or by e-mail at jonesj@agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Suwannee River Regional Library Mar. 7 NFCC Site Review North Florida Community College will host a site review for initial accreditation of its associate and baccalaureate nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nurs ing (ACEN) on Wednesday, March 7. The public is invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share comments about NFCCs associate and baccalaureate nursing programs in person or in writing. MORE INFO at https://www.nfcc.edu/ about-nfcc/public-announcements/index or call (850) 973-9428. Mar. 8 Military History in Suwannee County Noon-1 p.m. Learn about the military history of Suwannee County with County Historian Eric Musgrove. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Mar. 10 New York Day Celebration New York Day, for all who have lived anywhere/ anytime in New York State and guests, will be held at the new Sals Downtown, 297 N. Marion Ave., Lake City. A variety of specialty pizzas by the slice or whole, hot and cold sandwiches, calzones and stromboli will be available to order. Wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious desserts will also be available. Tony Buzzella will entertain throughout the af ternoon. There will also be door prizes. a 50/50 drawing, and a NY trivia game. A registration charge will be collected at the door. We will need a rm headcount so Sals can prepare. Please reply by Monday, March 5 to Vern Lloyd 397-3113, Maureen Lloyd 3970598, Sue Tuell 961-5190 or vernmoe@com cast.net. Mar. 10 Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast, Sat., March 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. **Takeout available.** Mar. 10 Hometown Heroes Softball Tournament The second Hometown Heroes Take the Field Against Domestic Violence softball tournament will be held on March 10 at 10 a.m. The tourna ment will be held at the First Federal Sports Com SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 3B Community Calendar

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3B having the same attitude for the state tournament and not changing his ap proach. Try to keep the same mindset I always have, he said. To look at it as a normal match because I dont want my nerves to get the best of me. Kirkland will face Lo gan Kordner (Astronaut High School) in the rst round. If Kirkland wins, theres a possibility of a very interesting matchup in the second round with another state-ranked wres tler in Chase Gillis (52-5). Gillis and Kirkland faced off in December with Kirkland winning that match. Jolicouer, who has come on strong late, was a fourth-place nisher at re gionals. Hell be wrestling for the 126-pound title. His rst-round matchup will be a tough one against Tampa Preps Ben Buhler. Clark placed third in regionals and was Suwan nees lone senior to ad vance. He said hes gained condence by defeating some of the other state qualiers this season. For Clark, that con dence is a huge factor as he prepares for his nal high school wrestling matches. Its a mind game in wrestling, Clark said. You can have all the technique in the world, but if you think that you cant beat that kid, youre not going to beat that kid. Register also has plenty of condence in the senior. Chase Clark is strong, athletic, aggressive, tech nical, Register said. Allaround hes an awesome wrestler. Clark will wrestle Alan Morano (29-11) in the rst round. Williams (152 pounds), who Register called super athletic and super tough, took fourth at regionals. In January, Williams was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at Suwannees home tournament the Billy Saylor Invitational. Hell face Amadeus Concepcion (48-1) in the rst round of the state tournament. Continued From Page 1B Wrestlers Community Calendar including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Association Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386-867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommu nityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Wellborn community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the sec ond Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County IFAS center: 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, Fla. 32348 www.facebook.com/tcbeeclub tacobeekeepers@gmail.com WoodmenLife monthly member meeting, bring a dish WoodmenLife monthly member meeting is held on the rst of every month. Located at 1339 SR 47 in Lake City. RSVP with your local Woodman Life representative Kristen Hunt at 386-688-7942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Singspi rationa night where members of the congre gation sing, read poems, share testimonies, etc. Want to participate? Visit the church, or call at 386-397-2309, to be added to the list. The more participation, the longer it goes. Afterwards, there will be snacks and refreshments in the fel lowship hall. The church is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs, FL 32096 The Florida Gateway Bee Club meeting The Florida Gateway Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Suwannee Valley Agriculture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are wel come, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about honeybees. San Juan Mission Catholic Church public Rosary The community is invited to join San Juan Mission Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Branford, for the public Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for re ligious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Association holds its monthly meetings on the second Mon day, 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Man agement District, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, corner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. Programs and activities available, and public is welcome. For more information, call 386-776-1920 or visit Suwannee.FloridaTrail.org. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 126, Suwannee Memorial Meets the rst Tuesday of each month at the hall in John Hale Park, 215 East Duval St., Live Oak. Disabled veterans and their spouses are encour aged to attend and join. Suwannee Republican Executive Committee Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave SE Contact Sherri Ortega 386-330-2736 for more information. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee Live Oak City Hall, 101 White Ave SE, Live Oak Meets first Thursday, 7 p.m. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee Valley 500 Club Third Saturday of each month, Suwannee Valley 500 Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Thun der Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-364-7778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is accept ing donations of clean and gently used items of clothing for children, women and men to be offered in the monthly Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet is open to every one on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Christmas and Thanksgiving months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386-7920904. *The Clothes Closet will be closed due to the Christmas holiday on December 16. Suwannee County Historical Commission The Suwannee County Historical Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Suwannee County Historical Museum (old Freight Depot) on Ohio Avenue in Live Oak. Meetings are open to the public. Public rosary rst Friday Join St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the public rosary every rst Friday of the month at 3 p.m. The church is located at 928 Howard St West. Contact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more informa tion. MOAA-Military Ofcers Association of America The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of MOAA meets monthly (September through June) in Lake City. All active duty, retired, and former military ofcers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/guests are welcome. For information and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Suwannee River Valley Chapter, founded in 1990, is one of over 400 MOAA chapters around the world. Suwannee County Riding Club Bob Holmes Arena, Live Oak We have roping events on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Sign ups at 7 p.m. and rides begin at 8 p.m. Speed events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Sign ups begin at 6 p.m. and rides be gin at 7 p.m. We ride from the fourth weekend of January until November with the exception of March where we have no rides. If you have any questions contact Brittney Smith at 386-6881482. Recipe Swap Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies, and exchange ideas. Call 386-362-2317 for Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-288-0961, 386-438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional excep tion 386-935-2044 or 386-590-6339 Critter Corner Suwannee County Animal Shelter 11150 144th St., McAlpin, Fla. (approx. 8 miles South off Hwy 129). If you are missing a pet or would love to adopt a pet, please come see us. Animals can be viewed Monday-Friday 9-1 and Saturday 9-12. Volun teers and transporters are desperately needed; Tues.-Sat., 9-9:30 a.m., see Ms. Norma. Spay/ Neuter 386-208-0072 Suwannee County Seniors Free Breakfast and Lunch Suwannee River Economic Councils Senior Center 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW, Live Oak. Mon day-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Breakfast8:30 a.m./ Lunch11:30 a.m. (make reservation for lunch by 9:30 a.m.) Bingo: (Wednesdays) 10 a.m. Meeting/Service: (Fridays) 10a.m. 386-362-1164 First Baptist Church of Live Oak Clothes Closet 515 SW 5th Street, 1st and 3rd Thursday, 8 a.m.12 p.m. (The Old Red Barn) Suwannee Valley Branch NAACP-Unit #5137 PO Box 6105, Live Oak, FL 32064 President: Alonzo Philmore Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, 410 Taylor Ave. SW off of 7th St. 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. Email: a1101st@comcast.net 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. liveoakoridagardenclub.com 386-364-4189 Stars Widow Group Antioch Baptist Church 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, FL 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m. 386-362-3101 Suwannee Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, social at 6:30 p.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for ex act location and directions. www.suwanneearc.org 386-249-3616 Live Oak Art Guild Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Judith Adams-386-776-2675 Suwannee Democratic Executive Committee Live Oak City Hall 101 White Ave. SE, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. Suwannee County Bassmasters Poole Realty Inc 127 E. Howard St., Live Oak Meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 386-688-0978 or 386-590-2885 Save the Cats of Live Oak Help needed at the shelter with feeding and cleaning Monday through Sundays. Help is also needed within the city limits with feeding several cat colonies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and resal able items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, contact 386-364-1006 or 407-748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink car tridges, laser toners, working cell phones w/char ger, digital cameras, GPS, MP3, and laptops. 386-362-7143 ext. 0 Book Club for Adults Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join us to discuss our latest read! 386-362-2317 Lunch & Learn History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian, Eric Musgrove Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Bring your lunch & learn about our historic county! 386-362-2317 Weekly Meetings Savvy Caregiver Training at Jo Kennon Library Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Are you caring for someone with dementia? Become a Savvy Caregiver! This training is presented by Elder Options and is designed for caregivers who assist persons with dementia and Alzheimers. Join them for these free classes each Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. for seven weeks, Febru ary 6-March 20. To register, please call Johnnie Jones III at 352-692-5277. 386-658-2670 Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Region al Library Savvy Caregiver is a free, seven-session training program designed for caregivers who serve family members and friends with any form of dementia (i.e. Alzheimers). Training begins Wednesday, March 7. It will be held at the Suwannee River Regional Library, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak. Sessions are from 10 a.m. until noon. Space is limited to the rst 15 who register. For information, or to register contact Johnnie Jones III at 352-692-5277 or by email at jonesj@ agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting educational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Are you going through a difcult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to t their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or gracelutheranliveo ak@gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other container to put food in. Donations will be accepted. For further information, 386-935-4681 Beginners AA meeting Beginners AA at Dowling Park meets Mon day-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Light house 23595 CR 250, Live Oak, 32060 For more information call 305-407-0895. www.LiveOakAA. com Live Oak Seed Library Every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your gar dening questions answered at the Suwannee River Regional Library. 386-362-2317 GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, Bibli cally based, Christ-centered, video assisted sup port group for persons who have lost loved ones or friends by death. The group will meet each Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning May 18 and run through August 10. This 13 week support program will be scheduled throughout the year on different day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an opportunity to participate. All who have experi enced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football eld in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you nd your ancestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meetings are held on the rst Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For further information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-330-0110 or email JinnieSVGS@windstream.net SREC, Inc. Senior Center weekly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper hosts weekly support counseling every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jasper. 386-792-2285 He Speaks to Me bible study for women He Speaks to Me, a Priscilla Shirer Bible study for women, will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 17 at Pinemount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chaplain Judy. For more information, contact her at 3645558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-397-2309. Sunday School9:45 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service11 a.m. noon Afternoon PotluckNoon Sunday Evening Service6 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service6 p.m. TOPS #662 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Thursday. (8 a.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more in formation, call Mary at 386-330-2535. Branford Seed Library Every second and fourth Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gar deners. Check out seed packets and get all your gar dening questions answered at the Branford Public Library. 386-935-1556 TOPS #9798 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) TOPS #9798 is a support group that offers weekly weigh-ins and programs. The programs provide participants with health and weight loss informa tion. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-3625933 or Dori at 386-658-2767. Mayo AA Group Located at the First United Methodist Church, meet every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, contact 386-294-2423 or 386-647-6424 AWANA Club New Hope Baptist Church, Mayo on Hwy. 51. From 6-8 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Open to children ages two through sixth grades. For more information, call 386-294-2742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Bap tist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-362-1583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 2B

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rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f Suwannee Democrat PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK Friday, March 2, 2018 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 FIND IT IN THE Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the classified pages of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734 X102 for more info on how to place a small ad (thats the small packages part)to appear in all 3 of our publica tions which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approx. 4600 potential customers (and thats the big things part). General Help Wanted CASUAL RECREATION AIDE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPTThis is a casual/seasonal po sition to work on an as-need ed basis, and will report to the Parks and Recreation Coordinator or designee. Po sitions will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at the Suwannee County Administrative Ser vices Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3410. The Suwan nee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity em ployer that does not discrimi nate against any qualified em ployee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individu als are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of em ployment. EE/AA/V/D Job Hunting?Find It In The Classieds DAY CAMP COUNSELORS SUWANNEE COUNTY RECREATION The Suwannee Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants for casual/ seasonal position(s) as Day Camp Counselors. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are available on line at suwcounty.org, at the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any quali fied employee or applicant be cause of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnan cy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking in dividuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to suc cessfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the appli cant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D General Help Wanted Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards Suwannee County RecreationThe Suwannee Parks & Rec reation Department is seeking applicants for casual/seasonal position(s) as Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are available on line at suwcounty.org, at the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any quali fied employee or applicant be cause of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnan cy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking in dividuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to suc cessfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the appli cant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D NURSES NEEDED at Correctional Facilities! Centurion of FL is seeking RNs & LPNs to work in Jasper, FL. We offer three 12 hour shifts/week, rotating weekends. Shift available is 6p-6a. Offering competitive pay & great benefits! Apply online at :www.mhmcareers.com or call Amy at 850-299-2436 for more info. Email resume to amy@mhmcareers.com Park Maintenance Worker I Suwannee Parks & RecreationThe Suwannee Parks & Rec reation Department is seeking applicants for Fulltime and Part Time/Seasonal posi tion(s) as Park Maintenance Worker I. Applications are available online at suwcounty. org, at the Building Depart ment, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. This position is open until filled The Suwannee County Board of County Commission ers is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to a pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EEO/AA/V/D General Help Wanted RNs OR LPNsLake Park of Madison Rehab Center in Madison Florida is seeking Full Time and Part Time RN or LPN staff nurses for our 7 pm to 7 am shift. If nursing was a calling for you and you exemplify profes sionalism and leadership with excellent communication and documentation skills, please consider joining our 5 star De ficiency Free team where your skills will be acknowledged, appreciated and rewarded. Apply in person or send re sume to: rgarner@maximushg. com. Professional Madison, FL: Positions available Program Data Manager, Director of Ad vance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, HVAC Equipment Specialist. See www.nfcc.edu for de tails. Agriculture I PAY YOU THOUSANDS $$$ TO HUNT DEER OR DOVES ON YOUR PROPERTY 850-443-0482 Educational CNA CLASSES Nursing Assistants are in GREAT demand! Quest Training offers nurse taught classes. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes available. (386)362-1065 ClassiedsAre In Yard/Estate Sales STOP BY THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT OFFICE 521 Demorest Street, SE Live Oak, FL AND PLACE YOUR GA RAGE (YARD, ESTATE, OR MOVING) SALE AD IN TWO EDITIONS OF THE SU WANNEE DEMOCRAT TO RECEIVE A FREE GARAGE SALE KIT* *Kit contains: 3-11X13 Signs 1Pre-Sale Checklist 1Tipsheet for a Successful Sale 1Sheet of Price Stickers Hay for Sale FOR SALE: VERY GOOD PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY Approx. 500-lb rolls. $85 per roll-cash at the farm. Hank Sheddan, Live Oak, FL 386-590-1827 hws332@yahoo.com Household Goods FOR SALE Washers $95 ea, Dryers & Stoves $75 ea. All in good cond. Call 678-617-5560, 386-792-3956 or 386-965-6767. Misc Merchandise For Sale: Poulan 42 Riding Mower. Almost new! $900.00 Call (386)688-9310 HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO CLEAR OUT SOME OF THE CLUTTER? RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE? MAYBE GET RID OF THAT UGLY (YOU THINK) VASE AUNT EDNA LEFT YOU IN HER WILL? WE CAN HELP! IF YOU CAN PART WITH ANY SINGLE UNWANTED ITEM FOR LESS THAN $500.00, YOU CAN RUN A 5-LINE AD WITH US FOR ONE WEEK AT NO CHARGE! (Offer restricted to one ad for one item within a 4-week period) CALL THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 386-362-1734 X102 Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 FIND IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY!!

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Friday, March 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 201824 -CP IN RE: ESTATE OF BRUCE K. BROWN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of BRUCE K. BROWN, deceased, whose date of death was December 4, 2017; File Number 201824 -CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Per sonal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is: March 2, 2018. JAMES W. PREVATT, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0352012 Prevatt Law Firm, P.L. 120 East Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064 Telephone: (386) 362-7979 Facsimile: (386) 362-7971 jprevatt@windstream.net PAUL VICTOR BROWN Personal Representative 18420 Cabin Road Triangle, Virginia 22172-1407 03/02, 03/09/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORI DA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000211CAMXAX ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HELEN S. KING AKA HELEN KING AKA HEL EN HULETT, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; JESSI CA J. DEESE; LINNIA A. ELLIOTT; DWAYNE A. MERCER; WAYNE L. MERCER; SUWANNEE VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POS SESSION OF 19022 81ST ROAD, MCALPIN, FL 32062; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIEN ORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HELEN S. KING AKA HELEN KING AKA HEL EN HULETT, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast Known Address: Unknown; Previous Address: 19022 81st Road, McAlpin, FL 32062; YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Suwannee County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: Land situated in the State of Flor ida, County of Suwannee, de scribed as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 14 East, thence run North along the West line of said Section, a distance of 638.89 feet to the Point of Begin ning; thence continue North along said West line, a distance of 321.59 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds East a dis tance of 1253.54 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 14 seconds East a distance of 321.59 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds West a dis tance of 1254.43 feet to the Point of Beginning. Including a 1988 Fleet Mobile Home with Vehicle Identification No.s: GAFLJ54A00122LP and GAFL J54B00122LP Property Address: 19022 81st Road, McAlpin, FL 32062 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 13th day of February, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Court Seal) As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Sallie Pert Deputy Clerk 02/23, 03/02/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORI DA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000211CAMXAX ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HELEN S. KING AKA HELEN KING AKA HEL EN HULETT, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; JESSI CA J. DEESE; LINNIA A. ELLIOTT; DWAYNE A. MERCER; WAYNE L. MERCER; SUWANNEE VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POS SESSION OF 19022 81ST ROAD, MCALPIN, FL 32062; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIEN ORS, AND TRUSTEES OF HELEN S. KING AKA HELEN KING AKA HEL EN HULETT, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast Known Address: Unknown; Previous Address: 19022 81st Road, McAlpin, FL 32062; YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Suwannee County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: Land situated in the State of Flor ida, County of Suwannee, de scribed as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 14 East, thence run North along the West line of said Section, a distance of 638.89 feet to the Point of Begin ning; thence continue North along said West line, a distance of 321.59 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds East a dis tance of 1253.54 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 14 seconds East a distance of 321.59 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 05 minutes 46 seconds West a dis tance of 1254.43 feet to the Point of Beginning. Including a 1988 Fleet Mobile Home with Vehicle Identification No.s: GAFLJ54A00122LP and GAFL J54B00122LP Property Address: 19022 81st Road, McAlpin, FL 32062 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 13th day of February, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Court Seal) As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ Sallie Pert Deputy Clerk 02/23, 03/02/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2018-003-CP In RE: Estate of EDWARD D. BAILEY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of Edward D. Bailey, Jr., de ceased, whose date of death was August 9, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 200 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is: March 2, 2018. Personal Representative: Roberta O. Getzan 234 East Duval Street. Lake City, FL 32055 Attorney for Personal Representative: Roberta Olguin Getzan, Esq., Morgan Law Center for Estate, Elder & Legacy Planning, PLLC. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 0577200 234 East Duval Street Lake City, FL 32055 Telephone: (386)755-1977 Fax: 386-755-8781 03/02, 03/09/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 612018CA000300001XX BRYAN P. JOHNSON and AMY L. JOHNSON, his wife, Plaintiffs, vs. HAROLD E. SCHWEITZER, if alive, and if deceased, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grant ees, successors, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against him, Doe 1, Doe 2 and Doe 3, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEFENDANTS, HAROLD E. SCHWEITZER if alive and if de ceased, his unknown personal rep resentative, spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other par ties claiming by, through, under or against him, Doe 1, Doe 2 and Doe 3. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to certain lands in Suwan nee County, Florida, being more par ticularly described as follows: Part of those lands described in OR Book 87 pages 625 and 626 of the public records of Suwannee County, Florida, and subject to the reservation as are therein contained, as amended by Agreement recorded in OR Book 110 pages 236, 237 and 238 of the public records of Suwannee County, Florida, the part of such lands known as Tract 1, and more particularly de scribed as follows: That part of the E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec tion 16, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, Suwannee County, Florida, lying South of the centerline of Rocky Sink Road, extended to the East line of said SW 1/4 and that part of the fol lowing described land lying North of the South line of the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 16: BEGIN at a point on the East edge of a county road 606 feet Southwestwardly from the intersection of the East side of the said county road and US 90 in the E 1/2 of said Section 16; thence run West to the West line of said E 1/2 of said Section 16; thence run Southwardly along said West line, to a point where said line intersects the East edge of said county road; thence run Northeastward, along the East edge of said county road, to the POINT OF BEGINNING (Also known as Tract 1, LIVE OAK RANCHETTES, an unrecorded sub division.) SUBJECT TO: A 30 foot right-of-way for county road along a portion of the East and Eastwardly side that inter sects with US 90 in the E 1/2 of said Section 16 and a perpetual easement for road right-of-way over and across the South 30 feet thereof. Parcel Account Number 05175000010 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on HAL A. AIRTH, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 448, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on or before, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 16th day of February, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY A. BAKER Clerk of the Courts By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 612018CA000300001XX BRYAN P. JOHNSON and AMY L. JOHNSON, his wife, Plaintiffs, vs. HAROLD E. SCHWEITZER, if alive, and if deceased, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grant ees, successors, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against him, Doe 1, Doe 2 and Doe 3, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEFENDANTS, HAROLD E. SCHWEITZER if alive and if de ceased, his unknown personal rep resentative, spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other par ties claiming by, through, under or against him, Doe 1, Doe 2 and Doe 3. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to certain lands in Suwan nee County, Florida, being more par ticularly described as follows: Part of those lands described in OR Book 87 pages 625 and 626 of the public records of Suwannee County, Florida, and subject to the reservation as are therein contained, as amended by Agreement recorded in OR Book 110 pages 236, 237 and 238 of the public records of Suwannee County, Florida, the part of such lands known as Tract 1, and more particularly de scribed as follows: That part of the E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec tion 16, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, Suwannee County, Florida, lying South of the centerline of Rocky Sink Road, extended to the East line of said SW 1/4 and that part of the fol lowing described land lying North of the South line of the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 16: BEGIN at a point on the East edge of a county road 606 feet Southwestwardly from the intersection of the East side of the said county road and US 90 in the E 1/2 of said Section 16; thence run West to the West line of said E 1/2 of said Section 16; thence run Southwardly along said West line, to a point where said line intersects the East edge of said county road; thence run Northeastward, along the East edge of said county road, to the POINT OF BEGINNING (Also known as Tract 1, LIVE OAK RANCHETTES, an unrecorded sub division.) SUBJECT TO: A 30 foot right-of-way for county road along a portion of the East and Eastwardly side that inter sects with US 90 in the E 1/2 of said Section 16 and a perpetual easement for road right-of-way over and across the South 30 feet thereof. Parcel Account Number 05175000010 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on HAL A. AIRTH, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 448, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on or before, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 16th day of February, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY A. BAKER Clerk of the Courts By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR ENACTMENT OF ORDINANC ES BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinances, which titles hereinafter appear, will be considered for enact ment by the City Council of the City of Live Oak, Florida, at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the mat ters can be heard, in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 101 Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 1417 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSI FICATION TO TWENTY OR FEWER ACRES OF LAND (SMALL SCALE) ON THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSU ANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 181 BY THE PROPERTY OWNER(S) AND/OR THEIR AUTHORIZED, DESIGNATED REPRESENTA TIVE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED, AND ARTICLE THREE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE ASSIGNED FU TURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW DENSITY TO COMMERCIAL ON CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE COR PORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PRO VIDING AUTHORITY; AND PROVID ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE And ORDINANCE NO. 1418 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT TO 19.16 ACRES (MOL) OF LAND ON THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 18-1 BY THE PROPERTY OWNER(S) AND/ OR THEIR AUTHORIZED, DESIG NATED REPRESENTATIVE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE THREE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE ASSIGNED ZON ING DISTRICT FROM AGRICUL TURAL-TWO (A-2) (COUNTY) AND COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (C-I) (COUNTY) TO COMMERCIAL IN TENSIVE (C-I) (CITY) ON CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILI TY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AUTHOR ITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC TIVE DATE Copies of the amendment(s) and said ordinance(s) adopting the amend ment(s), including maps and the com plete legal descriptions of the subject properties, are available for inspection by the public at the office of the Devel opment Manager, City Hall Annex, 416 Howard Street East, Live Oak, Flori da, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., City holidays excepted; phone 386362-2276. The public hearing(s) may be re cessed or continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any recess meeting or continuation of the public hearing(s) shall be announced at or during the public hearing(s) time and date first mentioned above, and that no further notices concerning this matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearings. At the aforementioned public hear ing(s), all interested parties may ap pear and be heard with respect to the referenced petitions or ordinances, or may submit written comments at the meeting or prior to the meeting to the Development Manager at the office of the Development Manager. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flori da Statutes, the City hereby advises the public and all persons that: If you or another person decides to appeal any decision made at the above refer enced public hearings, that you or said person will need a record of the pro ceedings, and that, for such purpose, affected persons may need to ensure that a verbatim record/transcript of the proceedings is made that will be acceptable to a court, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Such person must provide a method of recording the proceedings verbatim as the City may not do so. This notice does not constitute con sent by the City for the introduction or admission into evidence of otherwise inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, nor does it authorize challenges or appeals not otherwise allowed by law. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommo dation to participate in this meeting, shall contact the Live Oak City Clerks Office at (386) 362-2276, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 03/02/2018 Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR ENACTMENT OF ORDINANC ES BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinances, which titles hereinafter appear, will be considered for enact ment by the City Council of the City of Live Oak, Florida, at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the mat ters can be heard, in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 101 Southeast White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 1417 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSI FICATION TO TWENTY OR FEWER ACRES OF LAND (SMALL SCALE) ON THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSU ANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 181 BY THE PROPERTY OWNER(S) AND/OR THEIR AUTHORIZED, DESIGNATED REPRESENTA TIVE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED, AND ARTICLE THREE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE ASSIGNED FU TURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW DENSITY TO COMMERCIAL ON CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE COR PORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PRO VIDING AUTHORITY; AND PROVID ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE And ORDINANCE NO. 1418 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT TO 19.16 ACRES (MOL) OF LAND ON THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 18-1 BY THE PROPERTY OWNER(S) AND/ OR THEIR AUTHORIZED, DESIG NATED REPRESENTATIVE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE THREE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE ASSIGNED ZON ING DISTRICT FROM AGRICUL TURAL-TWO (A-2) (COUNTY) AND COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (C-I) (COUNTY) TO COMMERCIAL IN TENSIVE (C-I) (CITY) ON CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILI TY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AUTHOR ITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC TIVE DATE Copies of the amendment(s) and said ordinance(s) adopting the amend ment(s), including maps and the com plete legal descriptions of the subject properties, are available for inspection by the public at the office of the Devel opment Manager, City Hall Annex, 416 Howard Street East, Live Oak, Flori da, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., City holidays excepted; phone 386362-2276. The public hearing(s) may be re cessed or continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any recess meeting or continuation of the public hearing(s) shall be announced at or during the public hearing(s) time and date first mentioned above, and that no further notices concerning this matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearings. At the aforementioned public hear ing(s), all interested parties may ap pear and be heard with respect to the referenced petitions or ordinances, or may submit written comments at the meeting or prior to the meeting to the Development Manager at the office of the Development Manager. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flori da Statutes, the City hereby advises the public and all persons that: If you or another person decides to appeal any decision made at the above refer enced public hearings, that you or said person will need a record of the pro ceedings, and that, for such purpose, affected persons may need to ensure that a verbatim record/transcript of the proceedings is made that will be acceptable to a court, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Such person must provide a method of recording the proceedings verbatim as the City may not do so. This notice does not constitute con sent by the City for the introduction or admission into evidence of otherwise inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, nor does it authorize challenges or appeals not otherwise allowed by law. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommo dation to participate in this meeting, shall contact the Live Oak City Clerks Office at (386) 362-2276, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 03/02/2018 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to en gage in business under the fictitious name of EARTH VIBES located at: 10945 110TH TERRACE. in the Coun ty of Suwannee in the City of Live Oak Florida 32060 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpo rations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Live Oak Florida, this 27TH day of FEBRUARY, 2018. Owners Name: PAULA RENEE WALSH 03/02/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Sealed Bid #18-205 Property Known as Suwannee County School District Administrative Office The Suwannee County School Board, during the January 23, 2018, Regular Board meeting, in compliance with State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 1.4, resolved to dis pose of the property known as Suwan nee County School District Adminis trative Office (Resolution #2018-06R). The Board further resolved that it shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. As a result, the board is hereby seeking inter ested parties to submit a sealed bid, following the guidelines set forth in this request, for the abovementioned property. As a result of submissions to this Request for Sealed Bid, the board may engage in negotiations with public or private entities, proceed to a request for presentation, or take no further action. Description of Property: Commence at the Southeast corner of Block 7, Northwest Division of the City of Live Oak, Florida, Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, for a point of beginning, the point of beginning being the point of intersec tion of the Westerly right of way line of Walker Avenue and the Northerly right of way line of Second Street in the City of Live Oak, Florida; from said point of beginning thence run North 26 17 28 East, along and with the West right of way line of Walker Avenue, a distance of 170 feet; thence run North 63 42 32 West a distance of 380 feet, said point being on the East line of Block C, Robinsons Addition, and the West line of former street of the City of Live Oak, Florida, known as Green Street, said street having been vacated of record as a public street and thoroughfare by the City of Live Oak, by Resolution No. 81-2 of the City Council of said City; thence run South 26 17 28 West a distance of 170 feet to the North right of way line of Second Street; thence run South 63 42 32 East, along and with the North right of way line of Sec ond Street, a distance of 380 feet to the point of beginning; SUBJECT to zoning of the City of Live Oak, Florida; and road rights of way and utility easements, if any. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 23-02S-13E-0591607.0041 Scope of Disposal: A board may dispose of any land or other real property by resolution of such board, if recommended in an educational plant survey, and, if determined to be unnecessary for educational or ancillary purposes. A board shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. This section does not apply to granting of easements, rights-of-way, or leases of board property. The board may dis pose of such property by one of the following methods: transfer, trade or sale as described in SREF. Submittal Requirements: Firms, public entities or private indi viduals desiring to provide a sealed bid for the acquisition of the property listed above shall submit one (1) orig inal and ten (10) copies of required information in a sealed envelope, with the following information clearly noted on the outside of the envelope: Bid Identification #18-205, land and building description. All bids must be received by the office of the Chief Financial Officer for the Suwannee County School Board by March 20, 2018, at 2:00 P.M eastern standard time, at which time all bids will be opened and the public is invited to wit ness. All received bids will be time and date stamped, and, absolutely, no bids will be accepted after aforementioned date and time. Mail or deliver submissions to: Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer Suwannee County School Board 1729 Walker Avenue SW, Suite 200 Live Oak, Florida 32064 Public information relevant to the properties listed above is available upon request. All questions or com ments specific to these submissions may be directed to Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer, (386) 6474609, or to Mark Carver, Director of Facilities, (386) 647-4151. General Criteria to Be Included: Name of interested organization, person or entity submitting bid. [Only submissions from a person or legal entity such as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other organization registered with the Flor ida Secretary of State will be consid ered. Each bid must include a certifi cate of good standing from the State of Florida Secretary of State, resolution from the organizations or churchs governing board or other documen tation acceptable to the Suwannee County School Board] Amount and type of compensation offered to the board (purchase, trade or transfer) Information as to financial respon sibility and feasibility of paying pro posed compensation. Proof of finan cial responsibility may be in the form of a written loan commitment from a bank of financial institution, bond for the amount of the proposed purchase price, balance sheet, financial state ment or other documentation satisfac tory to the Suwannee County School Board. In the case of unincorporated churches or related associations, in dividual members may furnish such proof of financial responsibility. Selection Process: All submissions will be reviewed by the school board. The board will eval uate and rank each firm based on the following criteria: partys approach to the property and partys remuneration plans (purchase, trade or transfer). Each interested party will be given an opportunity to address the board; a limit of 15 minutes will be placed on each presentation. The board will act upon the best interests of the commu nity, following the rules of SREF 1.4, and may vote to sell, trade, or trans fer the property. The board reserves the right to withdraw this request for sealed bids and may accept any or decline any or all bids. All decisions of the board are final. The sale of the property or properties described above shall be formalized in a written Contract for Sale and Purchase us ing a standard Florida Association of Realtors Commercial Land Contract on an AS-IS basis with the exact legal descriptions to be determined by survey at the successful bidders expense. The successful bidder or bidders are responsible for all closing costs. Inquiries or issues relating to the suf ficiency of the information furnished or legal status of the proposing entity will be referred to the School Board Attor ney for resolution. All interested parties are hereby cautioned not to contact any other member of the school board nor attempt to persuade or promote through other channels. All con tacts must be directed through the offices of the Chief Financial Officer or the Director of Facilities. Failure to comply with these proce dures shall be cause for disqualifi cation. 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Sealed Bid #18-205 Property Known as Suwannee County School District Administrative Office The Suwannee County School Board, during the January 23, 2018, Regular Board meeting, in compliance with State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 1.4, resolved to dis pose of the property known as Suwan nee County School District Adminis trative Office (Resolution #2018-06R). The Board further resolved that it shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. As a result, the board is hereby seeking inter ested parties to submit a sealed bid, following the guidelines set forth in this request, for the abovementioned property. As a result of submissions to this Request for Sealed Bid, the board may engage in negotiations with public or private entities, proceed to a request for presentation, or take no further action. Description of Property: Commence at the Southeast corner of Block 7, Northwest Division of the City of Live Oak, Florida, Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, for a point of beginning, the point of beginning being the point of intersec tion of the Westerly right of way line of Walker Avenue and the Northerly right of way line of Second Street in the City of Live Oak, Florida; from said point of beginning thence run North 26 17 28 East, along and with the West right of way line of Walker Avenue, a distance of 170 feet; thence run North 63 42 32 West a distance of 380 feet, said point being on the East line of Block C, Robinsons Addition, and the West line of former street of the City of Live Oak, Florida, known as Green Street, said street having been vacated of record as a public street and thoroughfare by the City of Live Oak, by Resolution No. 81-2 of the City Council of said City; thence run South 26 17 28 West a distance of 170 feet to the North right of way line of Second Street; thence run South 63 42 32 East, along and with the North right of way line of Sec ond Street, a distance of 380 feet to the point of beginning; SUBJECT to zoning of the City of Live Oak, Florida; and road rights of way and utility easements, if any. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 23-02S-13E-0591607.0041 Scope of Disposal: A board may dispose of any land or other real property by resolution of such board, if recommended in an educational plant survey, and, if determined to be unnecessary for educational or ancillary purposes. A board shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. This section does not apply to granting of easements, rights-of-way, or leases of board property. The board may dis pose of such property by one of the following methods: transfer, trade or sale as described in SREF. Submittal Requirements: Firms, public entities or private indi viduals desiring to provide a sealed bid for the acquisition of the property listed above shall submit one (1) orig inal and ten (10) copies of required information in a sealed envelope, with the following information clearly noted on the outside of the envelope: Bid Identification #18-205, land and building description. All bids must be received by the office of the Chief Financial Officer for the Suwannee County School Board by March 20, 2018, at 2:00 P.M eastern standard time, at which time all bids will be opened and the public is invited to wit ness. All received bids will be time and date stamped, and, absolutely, no bids will be accepted after aforementioned date and time. Mail or deliver submissions to: Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer Suwannee County School Board 1729 Walker Avenue SW, Suite 200 Live Oak, Florida 32064 Public information relevant to the properties listed above is available upon request. All questions or com ments specific to these submissions may be directed to Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer, (386) 6474609, or to Mark Carver, Director of Facilities, (386) 647-4151. General Criteria to Be Included: Name of interested organization, person or entity submitting bid. [Only submissions from a person or legal entity such as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other organization registered with the Flor ida Secretary of State will be consid ered. Each bid must include a certifi cate of good standing from the State of Florida Secretary of State, resolution from the organizations or churchs governing board or other documen tation acceptable to the Suwannee County School Board] Amount and type of compensation offered to the board (purchase, trade or transfer) Information as to financial respon sibility and feasibility of paying pro posed compensation. Proof of finan cial responsibility may be in the form of a written loan commitment from a bank of financial institution, bond for the amount of the proposed purchase price, balance sheet, financial state ment or other documentation satisfac tory to the Suwannee County School Board. In the case of unincorporated churches or related associations, in dividual members may furnish such proof of financial responsibility. Selection Process: All submissions will be reviewed by the school board. The board will eval uate and rank each firm based on the following criteria: partys approach to the property and partys remuneration plans (purchase, trade or transfer). Each interested party will be given an opportunity to address the board; a limit of 15 minutes will be placed on each presentation. The board will act upon the best interests of the commu nity, following the rules of SREF 1.4, and may vote to sell, trade, or trans fer the property. The board reserves the right to withdraw this request for sealed bids and may accept any or decline any or all bids. All decisions of the board are final. The sale of the property or properties described above shall be formalized in a written Contract for Sale and Purchase us ing a standard Florida Association of Realtors Commercial Land Contract on an AS-IS basis with the exact legal descriptions to be determined by survey at the successful bidders expense. The successful bidder or bidders are responsible for all closing costs. Inquiries or issues relating to the suf ficiency of the information furnished or legal status of the proposing entity will be referred to the School Board Attor ney for resolution. All interested parties are hereby cautioned not to contact any other member of the school board nor attempt to persuade or promote through other channels. All con tacts must be directed through the offices of the Chief Financial Officer or the Director of Facilities. Failure to comply with these proce dures shall be cause for disqualifi cation. 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Sealed Bid #18-205 Property Known as Suwannee County School District Administrative Office The Suwannee County School Board, during the January 23, 2018, Regular Board meeting, in compliance with State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 1.4, resolved to dis pose of the property known as Suwan nee County School District Adminis trative Office (Resolution #2018-06R). The Board further resolved that it shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. As a result, the board is hereby seeking inter ested parties to submit a sealed bid, following the guidelines set forth in this request, for the abovementioned property. As a result of submissions to this Request for Sealed Bid, the board may engage in negotiations with public or private entities, proceed to a request for presentation, or take no further action. Description of Property: Commence at the Southeast corner of Block 7, Northwest Division of the City of Live Oak, Florida, Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, for a point of beginning, the point of beginning being the point of intersec tion of the Westerly right of way line of Walker Avenue and the Northerly right of way line of Second Street in the City of Live Oak, Florida; from said point of beginning thence run North 26 17 28 East, along and with the West right of way line of Walker Avenue, a distance of 170 feet; thence run North 63 42 32 West a distance of 380 feet, said point being on the East line of Block C, Robinsons Addition, and the West line of former street of the City of Live Oak, Florida, known as Green Street, said street having been vacated of record as a public street and thoroughfare by the City of Live Oak, by Resolution No. 81-2 of the City Council of said City; thence run South 26 17 28 West a distance of 170 feet to the North right of way line of Second Street; thence run South 63 42 32 East, along and with the North right of way line of Sec ond Street, a distance of 380 feet to the point of beginning; SUBJECT to zoning of the City of Live Oak, Florida; and road rights of way and utility easements, if any. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 23-02S-13E-0591607.0041 Scope of Disposal: A board may dispose of any land or other real property by resolution of such board, if recommended in an educational plant survey, and, if determined to be unnecessary for educational or ancillary purposes. A board shall take diligent measures to dispose of educational property only in the best interest of the public. This section does not apply to granting of easements, rights-of-way, or leases of board property. The board may dis pose of such property by one of the following methods: transfer, trade or sale as described in SREF. Submittal Requirements: Firms, public entities or private indi viduals desiring to provide a sealed bid for the acquisition of the property listed above shall submit one (1) orig inal and ten (10) copies of required information in a sealed envelope, with the following information clearly noted on the outside of the envelope: Bid Identification #18-205, land and building description. All bids must be received by the office of the Chief Financial Officer for the Suwannee County School Board by March 20, 2018, at 2:00 P.M eastern standard time, at which time all bids will be opened and the public is invited to wit ness. All received bids will be time and date stamped, and, absolutely, no bids will be accepted after aforementioned date and time. Mail or deliver submissions to: Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer Suwannee County School Board 1729 Walker Avenue SW, Suite 200 Live Oak, Florida 32064 Public information relevant to the properties listed above is available upon request. All questions or com ments specific to these submissions may be directed to Vickie DePratter, Chief Financial Officer, (386) 6474609, or to Mark Carver, Director of Facilities, (386) 647-4151. General Criteria to Be Included: Name of interested organization, person or entity submitting bid. [Only submissions from a person or legal entity such as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other organization registered with the Flor ida Secretary of State will be consid ered. Each bid must include a certifi cate of good standing from the State of Florida Secretary of State, resolution from the organizations or churchs governing board or other documen tation acceptable to the Suwannee County School Board] Amount and type of compensation offered to the board (purchase, trade or transfer) Information as to financial respon sibility and feasibility of paying pro posed compensation. Proof of finan cial responsibility may be in the form of a written loan commitment from a bank of financial institution, bond for the amount of the proposed purchase price, balance sheet, financial state ment or other documentation satisfac tory to the Suwannee County School Board. In the case of unincorporated churches or related associations, in dividual members may furnish such proof of financial responsibility. Selection Process: All submissions will be reviewed by the school board. The board will eval uate and rank each firm based on the following criteria: partys approach to the property and partys remuneration plans (purchase, trade or transfer). Each interested party will be given an opportunity to address the board; a limit of 15 minutes will be placed on each presentation. The board will act upon the best interests of the commu nity, following the rules of SREF 1.4, and may vote to sell, trade, or trans fer the property. The board reserves the right to withdraw this request for sealed bids and may accept any or decline any or all bids. All decisions of the board are final. The sale of the property or properties described above shall be formalized in a written Contract for Sale and Purchase us ing a standard Florida Association of Realtors Commercial Land Contract on an AS-IS basis with the exact legal descriptions to be determined by survey at the successful bidders expense. The successful bidder or bidders are responsible for all closing costs. Inquiries or issues relating to the suf ficiency of the information furnished or legal status of the proposing entity will be referred to the School Board Attor ney for resolution. All interested parties are hereby cautioned not to contact any other member of the school board nor attempt to persuade or promote through other channels. All con tacts must be directed through the offices of the Chief Financial Officer or the Director of Facilities. Failure to comply with these proce dures shall be cause for disqualifi cation. 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY RFQ NUMBER 2018-02 SUWANNEE COUNTY IS REQUESTING STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FROM PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING FIRMS OR INDIVIDUALS FOR THE FOLLOWING: UTILITY ENGINEER SERVICES SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Qualifications must be received by: 4:00 p.m. Local Time Thursday, March 29, 2018 Late qualifications will not be con sidered. Place for Receiving Qualifications: Suwannee County Clerk of Courts Cashier Window 200 South Ohio Avenue Live Oak, FL 32064 (386) 362-0500 Public RFQ Opening: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m., or soon thereafter Judicial Annex Building 218 Parshley Street SW Live Oak, FL 32064 RFQ Documents Available from: Suwannee County Administration 13150 80th Terrace Live Oak, FL 32060 Also available on Demandstar.com Project Description: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified individuals or firms to provide utility engineering services for Suwannee County. An initial economic development project will include a public water system and as sociated piping. Additional project(s) may include a waste water treatment facility. RICHARD GAMBLE, CHAIRMAN SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 03/02/2018 NEED TO PLACE A LEGAL AD? CONTA CTNORTH FLORIDACLASSI F IEDS 386-362-1734 Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed!eSDT 521 Demorest Street SE Live Oak, FL 32064386.362.1734www.suwanneedemocrat.com

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6B 49057-1 ADVENT CHRISTIANBIXLER MEMORIAL ADVENT CHRISTIANAdvent Christian Village, Dowling Park Dr. Timothy Setzer SUNDAY Morning Worship ....................................... 9:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour ....................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Group ............................................... 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ........................................ 6:00 p.m. 49067-1FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH699 Pinewood Drive (386) 362-1802 Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:30 am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am Youth Group & Sword Seekers Group following school49075-1MCALPIN ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 243-0381 Rev. Robert Osburn SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study ................................ 6:00 pm We invite you to come worship with us.49099-1 BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH5203 County Road 795 362-3101 Church Rev. David McKeithen SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Service .............................................. 7:00 pm49100-1CLAYLAND BAPTIST CHURCH11409 193rd Road Live Oak, FL 32060Pastor Bill Lawhon SUNDAY Sunday School ......................................................... 9:45am Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00am Childrens Church during morning worship Evening Worship ................................................... 6:30pm (for children, youth) WEDNESDAY Evening Service ...................................................... 7:00pm Keepers of the Faith ............................................... 6:30pm (Nursery provided only Sunday morning service)49127-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DOWLING PARKSharing the Joy of Jesus Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor (In Dowling Park on Hwy. 250) (386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715 E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com www.dowlingparkbaptist.com SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Evening Bible Exploration Services .................................... 6:00 pm conducted during 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service WEDNESDAY Mid Week Prayer Service ............................. 6:30 pm Free Meals for SeniorsWe are a meal site for the Suwannee River Economic sign up, please contact us at 386-658-236049110-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH401 West Howard Street Phone: 386-362-1583 Email: rstbaptistchurch@fbcliveoak.org www.fbcliveoak.org Rev. Phillip Herrington, Senior Pastor Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration Rev. Ryan Vermilyea, Students Education Mrs. Debbie McCall, Preschool/Childrens Coordinator SUNDAY Early Worship .............................................. .8:30 am Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 am Discipleship Training .................................... 6:00 pm Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................................. 6:00-8:00 pm RUSH Youth ..................................... 6:00-8:00 pm Midweek Prayer .................................. 6:00-7:30 pm49113-1FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCHPastor: Matthew McDonald Youth Pastor: Scott Connelly 386-776-1010 email address: friendshipbc0@windstream.net SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday Morning Bible Study ....................... 9:45 am Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 am (Childrens church during Morning Worship) Discipleship Training .................................... 5:00 pm (Womens Bible Study, Mens Bible Study, Youth Discipleship, Childrens Choir) Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY SERVICES Wednesday Evening Supper ......................... 5:45 pm Awanas ......................................................... 6:30 pm Bible Study & Prayer Time .......................... 7:00 pm Nursery available during all services49116-1MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCHGrowing Together As Family Rev. Wally Weaver, Pastor www.mtobc.com 386-963-5603 SUNDAY Early Worship ............................................... 8:30 am Bible Study (Sunday School) ....................... 9:45 am Celebration Worship .................................. 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY .............................................. .5:00 pm Kidmo Club. ................................................. 6:00 pm MOB Student ............................................... 6:00 pm College and Career ...................................... 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study ......................................... 6:30 pm 49122-1ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mathew Barker Phones 386-208-6190 and 386-208-6195 SUNDAY Bible Study ............................................... 10:00 AM Morning Worship ..................................... 11:00 AM Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service ....................................... 7:00 PM49125-1PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCHUS 129 South (Across from the S&S Store) Post Oce Box 129, McAlpin, FL386-362-5634 Pastor: Charlie SextonSUNDAY Bible School .............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 am Supper ...................................................... 5:00 pm .......................................... 5:30 pm Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ...................... 6:00 pm Youth Group .............................................. 6:30 pm Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:2549128-1ROSEMARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jason Bond Sunday School ......................................... 9:45a.m. Sunday Worship .................................... 11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ...................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .................... 6:30p.m. 49130-1 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Phone: 386-362-7022 www.biblebaptistliveoak.com Pastor Brent Whittle Sunday School ........................................ 10:00 am Beginners/Primaries (Ages 2-9) Teens (Ages 13-18) Adult Bible Study ....................................... 10:00 am Morning Service ......................................... 11:00 am Evening Service ............................................ 5:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................ 7:00 pm Glow Club (Ages 4-13) ................................ 7:00 pm49165-1WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCHRusty Bryan, Pastor Rick McCall, Associate Pastor Church Phone 386.963.2231 wellbornbaptist@windstream.net SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:15am(classes for all ages)Morning Worship Service ........................... 10:30amChildrens church (Grades K-6th)Adult Choir ................................................... 4:45pm Childrens/Middle School Choir ................... 4:00pm .............................................. 6:00pmNursery is available for both servicesWEDNESDAY ................................................ 5:00pm ....................................................... 6:00pm Middle/High School Youth ........................... 6:30pm Prayer Meeting .............................................. 6:30pm49167-1WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dominic Morales 904-866-6769 (Cell) SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Prayer (in the prayer room) ......... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 11:00am EveningWorship ............................................ 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting .............................................. 7:00pm Youth Program (Ages 12-18) ..................... ...7:00pm 49168-1 WESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Phone (386) 362-1120 Dr. Benton E. Bush, Senior Pastor Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music & Senior Adults SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Worship & Childrens Church ..... 10:45am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service. ...................................... ..6:00pm Youth & Childrens Ministries ...................... 6:00pm Visit us at www.wbclo.com49170-1 CATHOLICST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH (Live Oak)928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East (386) 364-1108 Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 6:00 pm Sunday Mass ................................................ 9:00 am Sunday (Spanish) Mass .............................. 11:30 am Mission Churches St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper) Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 4:00 pm Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Mayo) Sunday .......................................................... 1:30 pm49171-1San Juan Mission Catholic Church 304 SE Plant Ave Saturday Mass in Spanish ........................... 7:30pm Sunday Mass ................................................. 9:30am Day Masses ...............................................Please Call sanjuanmission@gamail.com49223-1 CHURCH OF CHRISTBURLINGTON SANTA FE CHURCH OF CHRIST Evangelist Ken Campbell 935-1532 Bible School ............................................... 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................................... 6:00 p.m. Wed.-Bible Study ......................................... 7:00 p.m.49172-1 EPISCOPALST. LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCH WEDNESDAY Eucharist & Unction ................... 10:30 am & 6:00 pm SUNDAY Adult Sunday School ..................................... 10:00 am Eucharist ...................................... 9:00 am & 11:00 am Nursery provided for both services. more information call (386) 362-1837 The Rev. George Hinchliffe Rector49175-1 INTERDENOMINATIONALCHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES 15445 US Highway 129 S. (7 miles South of Town) (386) 208-1345 Sunday Morning Service .......................... 10:30 a.m. .......................... 7:00 p.m. Pastor Wayne Godsmark 49176-1 LUTHERANGRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 386-364-1851 Bible Class-Sunday School ........................ 9:30 AM Worship .................................................... 10:30 AMCall for upcoming Seminar and other studies 49177-1 NAZARENELIVE OAK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo (386) 362-6380 SUNDAY Sunday School .......................................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 p.m. Spanish Service (Domingo) ... 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Evening Prayer Meeting ............................ 6:00 p.m. A Church on the Move 49179-1 NON-DENOMINATIONALLIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCHCome Worship with Us!SUNDAYSunday School ...................................... 9:30 am Morning Worship ................................ 10:30 am Evening Worship ................................... 6:00 pmWEDNESDAYEvening Worship .................................. .6:00 pm 49182-1MELODY CHURCH.COM10046 US Hwy. 129S SUNDAYService ................................................. 10:00 amWEDNESDAYService .................................................. .6:30 pm49184-1 HATCH BEND APOSTOLIC CHURCHPastor Steve Boyd Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................................ 10:00am WEDNESDAY Evening Worship ........................................... 7:30pm 49185-1LIVING SPRINGS FAMILY WORSHIP CENTERPastor Charles Istre Church 935-1713 www.livingspringsfwc@windstream.net SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Service .......................................... 10:30am WEDNESDAY Services ...................................................... ...7:00pm49186-1 PENTECOSTALLIVE OAK FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. Mike Townsend 330-2210 SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Childrens Church ....................................... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 10:30am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Evening Service ............................................. 7:30pm 49187-1LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD9828 US Hwy 129 South 362-2483 www.liveoakchurchofgod.com Pastor Rev. Wes Tanksley SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 10:40 am Childrens Church ...................................... 10:40 am Childrens Choir ........................................... 5:30 pm Evening Worship .......................................... 6:30 pm WEDNESDAY ................................... 7:00 pm Children Classes, Boys/Girls Clubs, ABLAZE, Youth Ministries, The Bridge, Young Adults Class & Bible Class FRIDAY Prayer at the Gates of the City ......... 7:00 8:15 am49189-1 PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (386) 362-2323 Pastor Joseph Hatcher SUNDAY Sunday School ........................................... 9:45 AM for children, youth and adults Morning Worship ..................................... 10:45 AM WEDNESDAY .............................. 5:45 PM Kingdom Kids Children .............................. 6:30 PM Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study Choir Practice ............................................. 7:30 PM A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming, 49190-1 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHPastor Ryan Wiggan 364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School ............................................ 9:15 am Devine ........................................................ 11:00 am TUESDAY Prayer Meeting ........................................... 7:00 p.m. 49191-1 UNITED METHODISTNEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Dallas Monis Smith Phone (386) 776-1806 SUNDAY Sunday Worship ........................................... 9:30 am Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am WEDNESDAY Womens Bible Study ......................................... 10 am 49192-1WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Sherry Adams Cell Phone 386-688-3632 Music: Geiger & Campbell families SUNDAY Sunday School (all ages) ...10:00 a.m. Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m. OUTREACH MINISTRIES Food Pantry, Clothes Closet: Wednesday-ursday 9:00 a.m.12 noon. 386-965-5472 WEDNESDAY Silver Club Bingo ......... 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m. The Suwannee Valley Church with a Heart -where YOU are always welcome!49194-1FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHThe family church in the heart of Live Oak email: liveoakfumc@windstream.net www.liveoakfumc@windstream.net Sunday Services: 9:00 a.m.....................Son Praise 10:00 a.m. .............Sunday School 11:00 a.m. .......Traditional Service Wednesday: Choir Rehearsal Wednesday: Youth & Children Programs during School YearThursday Prayer Group: 10:00 a.m. Other on-going activities and fellowship dinners 49222-1 Howard Street Dry Clean Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning 705 West Howard Street Live Oak, Florida 32064(386) 364-5211 49233-1 Jiffy Food Stores The Store Around The Corner From Where You Live STORE ON NORTH OHIO OPEN 24 HOURS Co-Free, Inc. (DBA) V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t : w w w j i f f y f o o d s t o r e s c o m S e r v i n g S u w a n n e e L a f a y e t t e G i l c h r i s t M a d i s o n a n d T a y l o r c o u n t i e s 1102 Howard Street E, Live Oak, FL 32064 3 8 6 3 6 2 1 3 2 0 49229-1 49228-1 386-688-7488 49236-1 blueprints color copies signs banners suwanneegraphics.com Suwannee graphics 49239-1 NAPA of Live Oak