Midweek Edition March 21, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rf Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien www.suwanneedemocrat.com rf ntbtnbtn ntbn ntbnnn ntbntbn 53249-1 email@example.com BRANFORD The an nual Miss Catfish Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at the Branford High School auditorium at 6 p.m. The Teen Miss will receive a $100 scholarship and the Miss will receive $200. I am very excited to see the girls compete and repre sent the Catfish Festival, said Pageant Director Diane Walk er-Saunders. I am equally ex cited to give scholarships this year and we hope to increase the amount next year. The age divisions are Tod dler Miss (age 2-3), Little Miss (age 4-7), Preteen Miss (age 7-12), Teen Miss (age 13-15) and Miss (age 16-18). The Catfish Festival is set for April 14. rf firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK The Arc North Floridas 20th Annual Lawn Mower Race will be will be Saturday at Johns Lawn Equipment located at 1629 Ohio Ave. North in Live Oak. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. the day of the race. The races will start at 10 a.m. The Arc North Florida, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-prot agency providing advocacy and services to individuals with an intellectual and/ or physical disability. Indi viduals participating in The Arc North Florida programs receive the necessary training to function as independently as possible and each client is provided opportunities to participate fully in the community. The Arc North Florida provides services for people diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bida, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Autism. There will be individual races and team races. The Arc North Floridas annual lawnmower race this weekend rfntbb LIVE OAK Francis Gary Powers Jr. will be back in Live Oak next month. The international lecturer on the Cold War will be at the Live Oak Public Library on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. Powers is the son of Fran cis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over Russia in 1960, and is an expert on the downing of the plane and the Cold War. Francis Gary Powers Sr.s rst wife, Barbara Moore, was born in Suwannee Coun ty. Powers was in Live Oak a year ago for a presentation for the Suwannee County Histori cal Commission. Powers founded the Cold War Museum in Virginia and acted as a consultant for the 2015 movie starring Tom Hanks called Bridge of Spies, a drama depicting Powers Sr.s cap ture and release from Russia. He re cently published a book Let ters from a Soviet Prison: the personal journal and correspondence of CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing. Special thanks for the ac commodations graciously donated by the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Please call the Live Oak Public Library at 386-3622317 for more information. rf ntb bb bbbbbfntn f Fair times Fair times ntbrfrfr rrfttrnrr rffff rrfffrr nrfrtfft rfnrrf ntnbbbnbbn bnf bbtbbn f bbnfnbbf rfnr tbrfb r b rtb ft r f bbtbbntb f bbnn fbnb fb nbb tbbnf tbbb f nbnfbbbb cost of an individual racer is $125 and the team of four is $250. The support from the com munity every year is heart warming, said Lisa Perry of The Arc. To register before the event, visit www.arcn.com/LMR or contact Perry at 386-362-7143.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 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 Suwannee Democrat prints the entire ar rest record each week. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used be low: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforce ment FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforce ment P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections March 14, Durrell Tamer Bridgett, 18, Pos session of Controlled Substance: LOPD-C. Chauncey March 14, James Daniel Raulerson, 42, 1491 SW Mauldin Ave, Lake, City, FL, Pro bation Violation: SCSO-M. Hunter March 14, Daniel James Lefrancois, 37, 18276 91st Road, McAlpin, FL, Amphet amine Trafc, Amphetamine-MFG, Posses sion of Drugs: SCSO-H. Smith March 14, Dealya Loris Sapp, 37, 7508 168th, Wellborn FL, Out of County Warrant: SCSO-J. Woloszyn March 14, James Curtis Stover, 23, 8547 100th Terrace, Live Oak, FL, Simple Battery: SCSO-C. Wadford March 15, Louis Bell, 47, 808 Suwannee Ave., Branford, FL, Probation Violation 2cts: SCSO-D. Falgout March 15, Craig Price, 44, Hold for Other Reason: SCSO-T. Smith March 15, Eric Shavont Wilson, 27, 603 7th Street, Live Oak, Probation Violation: SCSO-R. Kinsey March 15, Nathaniel Brice Smith, 30, 11027 CR 49, Live Oak, FL, Sell/Manuf/ Deliv/Possess w/Intent Controlled Substance: SCSO-L. Land March 16, Antoinette Lashay White, 27, Simple Battery-Domestic Violence: LOPD-D. Homer March 16, John Roger Bonnell, 39, 410 Shelby Ave., Live Oak, FL, Possession of Controlled Substance: LOPD-R. MacFadden March 16, John Howard Sterling, 42, 293 SE Suzanne Way, Lake City, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-M. Hunter March 17, Kendall Dawson Durham, 19, 12344 52nd Street, Live Oak, Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams: SCSO-T. Faller March 17, Jackie Suzanne Emery, 44, 804 Tarver Ave., Live Oak, FL, Possession of Controlled Substance Over 20 grams, Posses sion of Controlled Substance Under 20 grams: LOPD_D. Slaughter March 17, William Paul Sheppard Jr., 12717 198th St., OBrien, FL, DUI: FHP-T. Riegal March 18. Gregory Bryce Watson, 19, 8878 97th Road, Live Oak, FL, DUI: FHP-A. Her nandez March 18, Daylicia Victoria Cook, 25, 941 5th Street, Live Oak, FL, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 grams, Resisting Without Violence: LOPD-D. Slaughter March 18, Katrina Ann Lathem, 28, 16157 156th Street, McAlpin, FL, Probation Viola tion: SCSO-M. Clark Arrest Record 53372-1 We Strive to See You Today or Tomorrow! $ 699 $ 699 $ 699 Your Choice! 5332760099-1 rf ntb b t tb All Coupons must be presented at the time of write-up. Expires 3-31-18 A/C Inspection $4495 rffntbbfffbffrffbfffffbfbf fffffrnfb fttExpires 3/31/18 rfnff Expires 3/31/18 In Fridays story about the qualifying period for the City of Live Oak elections, Norman Crawfords name was inadver tently left off the list of announced candi dates. Crawford is running for the District 4 seat on the city council, one of four candi dates seeking the position. The Democrat regrets the mistake. Qualifying for the open seats, which include mayor, city clerk and city council seats from District 1 and 4, closes at noon Friday. The city election is Tuesday, May 8, with early voting running from April 30 through May 5. The last day for voters to register and be eligible to vote in the city election is April 9. Correction Crawford running for city council seat Driver swerves and overturns car email@example.com LIVE OAK A single vehicle overturned on Interstate 10 on March 9 around 5 p.m. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Linda Conway, 77, of Live Oak, was traveling west on Interstate 10 in the left lane in her 2002 GMC Envoy. The report states as Conway was approach ing mile marker 280, she took an evasive action of swerving to avoid strik ing the rear of another vehicle. According to FHP, Conway was unable to regain control of her vehicle causing it to run off the road on the north shoulder of I-10. Once the vehicle left the roadway, it over turned multiple times, be fore coming to final rest. Conway and her pas senger, Isabella Sim mons, 2, Live Oak, re ceived no injuries. Conway was charged with careless driving. rfnrtbtnbtbbn tftn LIVE OAK Sign-ups are now underway for Suwannee Valley Elec tric Cooperatives rst cornhole open tournament. The tournament will be conducted Saturday, April 14, at Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, 11340 100th Street in Live Oak. The event is a fundraiser to benet United Way of Suwannee Valley. Tournament operations will be conducted by North Florida Cornhole. Warm-ups will begin at 11 a.m., and the games will start at noon. Tickets are $40 for two-person teams. Individuals can sign up for $20 and be paired with a partner at the tournament. Individual players and teams can sign up at www.suwan neecornhole.com. Tickets may also be purchased at United Way of Suwannee Valley, 871 SW State Road 47, Lake City, or at the SVEC ofce. CORNerstone sponsors are Farmers Cooperative, Inc. First Federal Bank of Florida, Poole Realty and North Florida Printing Co., Inc. For further information or tickets, visit or contact United Way of Suwannee Valley or www.suwanneecornhole.com. Sign-ups underway for Suwannee Valley Cornhole Tournament
can run circles around most folks that are sitting on their couches. In my morn ing classes, when people say theyre dis couraged, my rst question to them is I hear what youre saying but may I ask how you are feeling? Do you know every single time the answer is great or fantastic? Those little bitty numbers on that scale are one of many points to check on your well ness journey. Fact of the matter is we have two choices when it comes to dealing with fear. We can forget everything we want to do and run for the hills OR we can face our fear and rise up to reach our goals. It is up to YOU to stop fear dead in its track. Dont make fear the enemy. Fear is simply an emotion. Harness that fear and use it to propel you for ward and REACH those goals. You ARE courageous and you CAN do it. Go make it happen. Have a wonderful week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certied t ness instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell In structor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, gentle ow yoga, teaches morning classes at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at Denis eSanger.com, 386-292-6105 or de firstname.lastname@example.org. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3A 59881-1 T ravis Henr y, AAMS Financial Advisor 123 Howard Street Liv e Oak, FL 32064 386-364-1657 tra vis .henr y@edw ardjones .com www .edw ardjones .com Time for Financial Spring Cleaning 59902-1is article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. FINANCIAL FOCUS e days are longer and the temperatures are warmer so it must be spring. For many of us, that means its time for some spring cleaning. But why stop with sprucing up your living space? is year, consider extending the spring cleaning concept to your nancial environment, too. How can you tidy your nances? Here are some suggestions: home during your spring cleaning rounds, you may notice that youve acquired a lot of duplicate objects do you really need ve mops? or at least some things you can no longer use, like a computer that hasnt worked since 2010. You can create some valuable space by getting rid of these items. And the same principle can apply to your investment portfolio, because over the years you may well have acquired duplicate investments that arent really helping you move toward your goals. You may also own some investments, which, while initially tting in to your overall strategy, no longer do so. You could be better o by selling your redundant investments and using the proceeds to purchase new ones that will provide more value. might want to rearrange the tools in your garage or establish a new ling system in your home oce. Proper beyond having your brokerage and 401(k) statements in nice neat piles. For example, you may have established IRAs with dierent nancial services companies. By moving them to one provider, you may save some fees and reduce your paperwork, but, more important, you may nd that such a move actually helps you better manage your investments. Youll know exactly where your money is going, and it could be easier to follow a single investment strategy. Also, with all your IRAs in one place, it will be much easier for you to manage the required minimum distributions you must start taking when you turn 70-1/2. (ese distributions are not required for Roth IRAs.) up this spring, you may notice areas of concern around protecting your home perhaps theres a crack in your window, or your fence is damaged or part of your chimney is crumbling. Your nancial independence and that of your family also needs protection. Is your life insurance sucient to pay for your mortgage, college for your kids and perhaps some retirement funds can provide you with some income if you become ill or injured and cant work for a while? Have you considered the high costs of long-term care, such as an extended nursing home stay? A nancial professional can help you determine if your insurance coverage is adequate for all these needs. Consider putting these spring cleaning suggestions to work. ey may help you keep your nancial house in good shape for all the seasons yet to arrive. Healthy Living rfn What choice will you make? Fear. It can make the strongest of us literally shake in our boots. Things we fear can range from going to the doctor to making mis takes to one of the biggest fear of change. When fear or anxiety pays us a visit, our bodies go into ght or ight mode. This frame of mind makes it near impossible for us to think straight or make deci sions. I remember when my parents moved me into the basement bed room of our home in Cleveland, feeling afraid to go down the steps without the lights on. Someone had to stand at the top of the stairs until I got in my room and closed that door before the lights could be turned off. More like slammed that door because not only was it pitch black in our basement, the furnace made funky noises that sounded like someone trying to get of the laundry room. Logically I knew no one was in that basement except me. After all my dog Buffy never paid any attention to anything when we were in the basement. If something were there she would have barked like crazy. Emotionally? It was a whole other issue that was difcult to overcome until I was older around high school age. Fear can be so convincing it will cause us to talk ourselves out of our dreams. Fear will bring up our pasts. It will tell you that you should not even try. It will tell you that you are not enough. If fear is affecting your health and wellness, it is time to get a grip on it. First thing to do is to acknowledge your fear. Yes you are afraid of walking into the gym because people will look at you. Trying a new nutrition pro gram because your family will hate it. Moving forward on your health journey because you have failed in the past. Stop letting fear call the shots. From me to you, from a health and wellness perspective, people are very self-focused at the gym. They are really not paying much atten tion to their surroundings. If they do look at you, its probably just that a glance. Go into that gym with your head held high and dont worry about what ANYONE thinks. Lets talk about nutrition. Its true. Your family may not like your changing what they are used to eat ing. Did the sky fall? No, it did not. Focus on changing YOUR nutrition and let them make the decision to follow your lead. Kids notice what their parents do. Show them a good example. Youve failed in the past? Who hasnt? Every single successful person you know has failed MANY times in the past. Ask them. The difference between those that are successful and those that are not, is the successful people NEVER give up. Im not the slimmest t ness instructor in town. Do I care? Nope. My focus is and al ways has been on being the best me I can be. At times, the scale was lower and at other times those numbers were higher. So what? I LIVE OAK The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee cele brates March as National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutri tion and Dietetics. This years theme is: Go Further with Food. The campaign highlights the far-reaching bene fits of making informed eating choices. Informed eating goes further than choosing the most nutri tious options eating choices can also con serve money, save time, and reduce food waste. Making smart food choices has a direct im pact on your health, Kerry S. Waldron, Ad ministrator and Health Officer for the Depart ment of Health in Lafay ette and Suwannee coun ties, said in a release. Being healthy, grow ing healthy begins when you start eating healthy. The Academy of Nu trition and Dietetics sug gests following these tips to go further with food: healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis; you have on hand before buying more at the store; that can be eaten or fro zen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week; sizes. Eat and drink the amount thats right for you, as MyPlate encour ages us to do; food safety practices; you enjoy and be physi cally active most days of the week; of healthy eating by consulting with a regis tered dietitian nutrition ist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your life style, preferences and health-related needs. To learn more about nutrition and National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of Nutri tion and Dietetics web site at: www.eatright.org. Look for the DOH-Su wannees Healthiest Weight booth at the Suwannee County Fair. It will have lots of infor mation to help in making healthier choices for ones lifestyle. DOH-Suwannee promotes healthy eating for Nutrition Month Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 4A Suwannee Living 58646-1 60254-1 The following couples applied for a marriage license the week of March 5 9, 2018: Edgar Arthur Soules to Nayla DeLa Torre Zaragoza Thomas Luke Hatcher to Jennifer Lea Gaillard Martin Mendez Perez to Maria Christina Perez Santitz The following couples applied for a marriage license the week of March 12 16, 2018: Hunter Ray Brown to Kyra Haven Marie Lyras Bertha Michelle Crosby to Vanessa Lee Allen Michael Steven Henry to Danielle Renee Kroft Pearson James Derek Cordry to Anne Nicole Baker Marriage Licences rf fntbfn rnnff ff Certicate of Appreciation Womans Club learns about American ag LIVE OAK The Live Oak Womans Club was privileged to have Scott Stone and John Weston, representing the Ameri can Legion domiciliary, as guest speakers for the March meeting. Stone and Weston ex plained to those in atten dance how to properly dis pose of old ags. Members of the Womans Club had been invited to bring ags which were battered, torn, or in need of disposal to participate in a ceremony for this purpose. The guests were intro duced by the Womans Club President Susan Baan. Prior to the meeting, the Live Oak Womans Club chorus had been invited to perform for the domi ciliary. The chorus sang under the direction of Pat Roberts. The chorus was accompanied by Marion Wright. ffffffrnffn bnfbnf Cheek and Scott to host diabetes management workshops LIVE OAK Cheek and Scott Pharmacy will host two free diabetes management work shops in April. Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. There isnt a cure for diabetes yet, but a healthy lifestyle and proper self-management can really reduce its impact. During the month of April, Cheek and Scott Pharmacy will be hosting Diabetes Man agement Workshops at two Cheek and Scott locations. The workshops will be offered in the morn ing and evening of Tuesday, April 17. The classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Jasper and the Live Oak locations. The 30-minute workshops will feature dia betes care and management information that will give diabetics a basic overview of the major issues surrounding diabetes. All participants will leave with supply items needed to manage their diabetes. Suwannee Spring Reunion returns this weekend LIVE OAK The second Su wannee Spring Reunion returns this weekend to its home at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for four days of Americana/bluegrass/string music, fun and family. This spring event returns with the 60th annual Grammy awards Best Bluegrass Album winner The Infamous Stringdusters, David Bromberg Quintet, Donna The Buffalo, Larry Keel Ex perience, Dar Williams, Billy Strings, Amy Helm, former Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, The Grass Is Dead, Rev. Jeff Mosier and Biscuit Tragedy, Jon Stickley Trio, Front Country, Roy Book Binder, Grayson Capps, Ralph Rodden bery, Grandpas Cough Medicine, Nikki Talley, Quartermoon, Sloppy Joe, Big Cosmo, Suwannee Spirit Kids and Ta nia & Magic Moon Traveling Circus. Most of the artists bring with them storied histories of Suwannee perfor mances. Matching the history on the stage, long-time festival creators Beth Judy and Randy Judy are again partnering with the Spirit of the Suwannee to write this next episode for this new legend. The Spring Reunion is intended to be a laid back music festival where those in attendance may sit under a barn of antique tractor equipment and play their banjo, ddle, guitar and other instru ments with nationally known artists as they learn techniques these traveling artists gladly share. There will also be events going on for children. Tania & The Magic Moon Traveling Circus will lead the Kids Tent with music and activities, Rhonda Bell will lead daily yoga each morning at 9 a.m. Folks may also experience the Music Parks other many attractions in cluding disc golf, the bat house, miles of hiking and biking trails and the chance to venture Way Down Upon The Suwan nee River. For those who love shopping, there will be loads of vendors with unique ar ticles, clothing, musical instruments and much, much more. When you leave the shopping area, wander over to the Am phitheater, Uncle Charles Porch Stage, the Music Farmers Stage in the barn or the Music Hall where hands-on and per formance workshops will be held with a variety of artists bringing wonderful en tertainment. Suwannee Spring Reunion attendees will also enjoy music in the campground with jamming at Slopry land and the Bill Monroe Shrine as well as camp pickin parties throughout the weekend. Tickets are still on sale online at www.suwanneespringreunion.com or at www.musicliveshere.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate. ffbb bfffbff
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Lightweight handheld blower just 7.3 lbs. with AK 20 battery Johns Lawn Equipment 386-362-5020 32968-1 r rfntb tbttt tf rntt br tt tffbtt t rfn rfn tntt rfnt rtr rfntbtt tt tbbt tftttbt ttrtf ttttt ntn bnt ttt bt tn tnfbt tt nbn ftn t nn frfn t rfntb rfntrbf ffbt bfnt ffft bfbb ftbff f ftbf ffff ff ffffbf brfft bbbf f fftbf rrffbfrff fft bfrfrfbf bftbb rfbb ffftff bfffrff ffftfbf fbrfnt fffff rffbffr bt bftfbf ffrfntn nbntffn ffnttfrfnt ff ffff ffffff bbfb fff rbtf rfffrfbf ft fnfft ffbff frfrfntfb fffrftff rttbn ntt fftfbfff t P R I C I N G Citrus provides opportunities, challenges in North Florida Citrus remains the No. 1 industry in the state of Florida, and most of the citrus production here is used to make juice. Almost half of all the citrus grown in the U.S. comes from Florida on approximately 480,000 acres of land. The total production value of citrus to our state is $825 million dollars annually. The majority of this impact comes from the citrus grown in South Florida. One might ask, why would a North Florida Extension agent be talking about citrus? The fact is, over the past few years, there has been a rapidly growing interest in citrus production throughout this region. Understanding that citrus is becoming more popular for our area, lets look at a few op portunities and challenges for citrus production in North Florida. Opportunities Overall, the production of citrus in the state is at an all-time low. Over the past 16 years, citrus has gone from 240 million boxes produced annually, to around 50 million. In fact, Califor nia has recently surpassed Florida in production numbers by maintaining 51 percent of the nations citrus. Some of the causes for this decline can be attributed to multiple factors which include: the destructive citrus greening disease, impact from hurricane dev astation, and steady development and urban pressure of the growing human population in South Florida. Because of some of these pressures, citrus may have a potential market for production in the northern part of the state. Additionally, having less population density and fewer neighboring groves will reduce the potential for the spread of the psyllid-vectored, citrus greening disease. Also, there is plenty of land not formerly grown in citrus, which in turn, will greatly reduce the risk for citrus-specic insect and disease pests. Since these crop-specic pest popu lations have not become reinforced here just yet, there is no struggle for farmers to break those pest cycles by means of frequent, persistent spray applications. For many types of citrus, the temperate North Florida climate with cooler winters provides a more vibrant rind color. There is research being completed on cold hardy citrus varieties at the North Florida Research and Education Centers in the Suwan nee Valley and Quincy. Also, one should keep in mind that knowledge of citrus production and caretaking are plentiful throughout the state, and that is another plus. Because of these basic strengths, citrus may seem like an appealing crop for North Florida. However, a few challenges should still be con sidered. Challenges The cooler temperatures can slow the fruit development phase, and lead to a smaller growing season. This may make it difcult to meet matu rity standards during the time certain fresh fruit are typically bought on the market. Hard freezes could set back fruit bearing substantially, or injure trees with little or no freeze protec tion. Another challenge for commercial cit rus growers may be tree availabil ity. In the past, trees have been grown in citrus nurseries on a pre-order basis because of the cost of produc tion. Finding the right trees and the amount you want at an affordable cost may take some work and plan ning. Finally, the citrus greening dis ease is present (but sparse) in North Florida citrus as well. It is hard to say what the outlook for the potential spread of the disease might be in the future for this region. For more information on questions regarding growing citrus in North Florida, contact your local UF/IFAS Extension agriculture agent. De Broughton is the Commercial Crops Agriculture Agent at the UF/ IFAS Suwannee County Extension Of ce, an Equal Opportunity Institution. tbfnnnffbnrbbrbrbfnbfrbt frbbnbrtbnbnrb frbnbbrnnffbn ffrrbnrnbfrntrbnrnrb ntbn
I spent some time in California last week, and it was great to see some of the things I had only read about or seen on television. I will never forget seeing my children standing next to some of the redwood trees I have been singing about in This Land Is Your Land since I was a boy. Rid ing up and down some of the steep est streets I have ever seen in a cable car that felt as old as it looked made me appreciate the leaders who decid ed to keep the worlds last manually operated cable car system running. It makes you think about the future when you see things that have been around before your time and that will still be around after your time is up. The news of some notable deaths last week also forced me to think about what I will be leaving behind when I am not here. First, I heard about the death of rapper Craig Mack. Many of you probably dont recognize his name, but he had this one rap song that made all of the other rap songs that came before it sound instantly old. I still listen to that brand new avor in my ear from time to time and it still sounds exciting and makes me want to get up and do something. Craig Mack was 46 when he passed away. I know as I get older, I will frequently hear about people my age who have passed away, but, being 46, it makes me feel odd when I hear about someone my age who passes. Then, the next day, I heard the news about Stephen Hawkings passing. He lived a remarkable life, and I have listened to some of his speeches and read some of his writing. He made the most of every day because he was not expected to live beyond the age of 25 due to his early-onset Lou Gehrigs disease. He probably outlived many of his former doctors. Stephen Hawking recently made headlines when he felt mankind would need to nd another planet to colonize in order to ensure the survival of our species. I am not sure if his dire prediction is cor rect, and I hope I am not around to nd out. While I was in California, I learned the name of a man I might be able to emulate and in that way, have some thing I have done live on beyond me. I dont think I will be writing any memorable rap tunes or guring out any thing the scientists who came before me could not gure out. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of the amazing ex amples of Indian artifacts found by Ernest Dalidio in San Luis Obispo. He would scour the farm elds after the rain to nd and preserve all of these beautiful rocks carved by our ancestors. He then donated many of these artifacts to the museum located in the town near his farm. I am not done nding all that I am going to nd in and around Suwannee County. I hope to keep looking for many years, and I hope my children know what to do with my collection when I am gone. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at email@example.com. Opinion SERVING SUWANNEE COUNTY SINCE 1884 A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf There is no place like home One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Park land, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks in a word, to make gun purchases more difcult. Thats a vi sion that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability. The vision that sees easy availability as the problem ignores the fact of U.S. history that guns were far more available yesteryear (http://tinyurl.com/y73sw4ev). With truly easy gun availability, there was nowhere near the gun mayhem and murder that we see today. Im tempted to ask those who believe that guns are todays problem whether they think that guns were nicer yesteryear. What about the calls for bans on the AR-15 so-called assault rie? It turns out that according to 2016 FBI statistics, ries accounted for 368 of the 17,250 homicides in the U.S. that year. That means restrictions on the purchase of ries would do little or nothing for the homicide rate. Leaders of the gun control movement know this. Their calls for more restrictive gun laws are part of a larger strategy to outlaw gun ownership. Gun ownership is not our problem. Our problem is a widespread decline in moral values that has nothing to do with guns. That decline includes disrespect for those in authority, disrespect for oneself, little accountability for anti-social behavior and a scuttling of religious teachings that reinforced moral values. Lets examine elements of this decline. If any of our great-grandparents or even grandparents who passed away before 1960 were to return, they would not believe the kind of personal behavior all too common today. They wouldnt believe that youngsters could get away with cursing and assaulting teachers (http://tinyurl. com/ya5zhyu6). They wouldnt believe that some school districts, such as Philadelphias, employ more than 400 school police ofcers. During my primary and secondary schooling, from 1942 to 1954, the only time one saw a policeman in school was during an assembly period where we had to listen to a boring lecture on safety. Our ancestors also wouldnt believe that were now debating whether teachers should be armed. There are other forms of behavior that would have been deemed grossly immoral yesteryear. There are companies such as National Debt Relief, CuraDebt and LendingTree, which advertise that they will help you to avoid paying all the money you owe. So after you and a seller agree to terms of a sale, if you fail to live up to your half of the bargain, there are companies that will assist you in rip ping off the seller. There are companies that counsel senior citizens on how to shelter their assets from nursing home care costs. For example, a surviving spouse may own a completely paid-for home thats worth $500,000. The costs of nurs ing home care might run $50,000 a year. By selling her house, she could pay the nursing home costs, but her children wouldnt inherit the house. There are rms that come in to shelter her assets so that she can bequeath her home to her heirs and leave taxpayers to foot the nursing home bill. In my book, thats immoral, but it is so com mon that most of us give it no thought. There is one moral failing that is devastating to the future of our nation. That failing, which has wide accep tance by the American people, is the idea that Congress has the authority to forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another American. That is nothing less than legalized theft and accounts for roughly three-quar ters of federal spending. For the Christians among us, we should consider that when God gave Moses the com mandment Thou shalt not steal, he probably didnt mean thou shalt not steal unless you get a majority vote in the U.S. Congress. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndi cate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. r Guns are not the problem WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 The Suwannee Democrat welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guide lines: Letters must contain your full name, address, 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 interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Suwannee Democrat www.suwanneedemocrat.com Jeff Masters Publisher email@example.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, Monja Slater, General Manager, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters, Slater and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. Jamie Wachter Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Monja Slater General Manager email@example.com It seemingly is open season on the elected of cials in the City of Live Oak. In recent weeks, people on social media and through the Rants & Raves have taken shot after shot at the citys government for a number of is sues, mainly, though, stemming from the belief that the city doesnt want economic growth. The good news is, now is the time for those who believe the citys leadership is failing to get involved. The city election is little more than six weeks away. Qualifying is open now, ending Friday. Dont believe the current government is doing a good job? Get qualied, run for ofce and try to do it bet ter. Local ofcials have more inuence on lives than the president or governor. Local government offers opportunities to get in volved and make a difference. In the City of Live Oak, that means there are four opportunities right now to exact change for those who feel it is needed: mayor, city clerk, and council seats in Districts 1 and 4. Currently, there are two candidates for mayor, two candidates for the District 1 seat and four run ning for the District 4 position. We hope they are all able and willing servants of the people. The citys residents will have the next monthplus to learn more about each and to cast their vote for who they think is the best candidate. Incumbent John Gill currently is unopposed as he seeks re-election for city clerk. The time is now for anyone in the city that is willing to serve in any of those positions. For those that dont wish to seek ofce, we still encourage you to get involved. We believe that the more involved a public is in its local government, the better. Go to the city and county meetings. At tend the CRA board and school board meetings as well. Pay attention to the actions taken. Watch how your business is being handled. Talk to your councilor or commissioner. Let them know what you think. There will be two county commission and three school board seats up for election later this year as well. But there is no time better than now to get in volved. Now is the time to get involved
P aul Langf or d Stadium Sa tur day Mar c h 24, 2018 a t 9 a.m. Help ear n up to $8,000 f or y our Sc hool! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7A Nation 59922-1 57194-1 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). Printers, publishers launch coalition to stop newsprint tariffs 59925-1 ARLINGTON, Va. Members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing indus tries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, announced Monday the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed coun tervailing duties and anti-dumping duties on imports of Canadian un coated groundwood pa pers including newsprint and other papers. These preliminary du ties, which were assessed by the Department of Commerce in January and March, respective ly, are reportedly the result of a petition filed by North Pacific Paper Company. The STOPP coalition said in a prepared state ment it is concerned that these CVD and AD duties, which range up to 32 percent combined, will saddle U.S. printing and publishing business es with increased costs and threaten thousands of American jobs. The Coalition is asking the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Congress to reject these newsprint tariffs. With the announce ment, STOPP has launched a new website: www.stopnewsprinttar iffs.org and is inviting other interested parties to join in the fight to over turn these tariffs. Members of the STOPP coalition include American Society of News Editors, Asso ciation of Alternative Newsmedia, Association of American Publishers, Association for Print Technologies, Book Manufacturers Institute, Catalyst Paper, Inland Press Association, Kru ger, Local Search Asso ciation, National News paper Association, News Media Alliance, Printing Industries of America, Quad Graphics, Rayoni er Advance Materials, Resolute Forest Products, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Trusted Media Brands (formerly Readers Digest Association), Valassis Communications and Worzalla. The impact of these tariffs on newspapers, paper producers, book publishers and others has the potential to be devas tating to entire industries, the coalition said in a prepared statement. Newsprint is the sec ond largest expense for small newspapers after human resource costs, said Susan Rowell, pub lisher of the Lancaster News and president of the National Newspaper Association. A decision by the federal govern ment to impose tariffs on our paper supply would imperil our news-gather ing missions and put jobs in jeopardy at our news papers and at many other organizations and compa nies in our communities that rely upon a healthy newspaper. The bottom line is these tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper would not protect domestic paper producers. Paper manufacturers are not able to absorb the cost of the tariff and have al ready let it be known that the tariff will be passed on to U.S. consumers, said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. This will result in driv ing up the costs of print and force an even faster migration to digital op tions at a time when our industry is already being severely disrupted. This will result in the loss of U.S. jobs. In the case of rural residents with no broadband access, they will end up underserved with no newspaper ei ther. As the leading pro ducer and employer for uncoated groundwood pa per in the United States, we recognize that market erosion, not unfair trade, has caused more than a 75 percent decline in North American news print consumption since the year 2000, said Seth Kursman, vice president of corporate communica tions, sustainability and government affairs for Resolute Forest Products. The current investiga tion by Commerce, at the request of one outlier company, is causing even more turmoil and job losses in the newsprint and commercial printing paper segments. Michael Makin, presi dent and CEO of Printing Industries of America, said, As consumers of Uncoated Groundwood paper, printing compa nies especially those geographically positioned in the Midwest and Northeast will feel the havoc countervailing duties and antidumping tariffs will bring to the marketplace. Printers will be faced with the lose-lose proposition of absorbing the hit, which will lead to higher oper ational costs, or passing it on to their customers, many of whom wish to remain in print but have cheaper, electronic alter native methods to deliver content or to advertise. In addition to news papers and directories, UGW grades of paper are used extensively by book publishers, said Jim Fetherston, presi dent & CEO of Worzalla Publishing Company and current president of the Book Manufacturers In stitute. Imposing these duties and tariffs will have a devastating eco nomic impact especially on the domestic printing industry and the tens of thousands of Americans employed in the process of making books. Allan Adler, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for the Association of American Publishers said, The U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce should consider how pro tective duties can harm some important U.S. industries while protect ing others. AAP joined the STOPP Coalition to address book publishing concerns that unjustified countervailing duties in the pending ITC proceed ings regarding Canadian uncoated groundwood paper imports could cause material injury to U.S. book publishing and literacy programs for young readers by raising the cost of papers used to produce inexpensive paperback books for chil dren that help advance early childhood reading development. Publishers are already feeling the negative con sequences of a tighter newsprint market and higher prices because of these preliminary news print duties, said David Chavern, president and CEO, News Media Alli ance. We will turn over every stone to fight these duties so that there is no disruption in the flow of news and information to the citizens who rely upon printed newspapers throughout the country. Association for Print Technologies Vice President, Government Affairs Mark Nuzzaco said technology sup pliers stand shoulder to shoulder with their printing and publishing colleagues in STOPP, the efforts of which comport with APTechs free trade agenda.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8A Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-08-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY CALVIN WARREN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of GARY CALVIN WARREN deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2017, 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 names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attor ney 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 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 14, 2018. /s/ Stephen C. Bullock STEPHEN C. BULLOCK FBN: 347264 Brannon, Brown, Haley & Bullock, P.a. 507 West Duval Street Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-3213 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Tammie Carol Warren TAMMIE CAROL WARREN 4003 NW 34th Terrace Gainesville, Fl. 32605 Personal Representative 03/14, 03/21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2015-170-CA WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SO CIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORT GAGE ACQUISITION TRUST Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, PATRICIA R. MILLS A/K/A PATRI CIA RUTH MILLS F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH KENNEDY F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH SATTERLEE, DECEASED; IRA D. LEE, JR; WILLIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY, III A/K/A WILLIAM MC LEOD KENNEDY A/K/A WILLIAM M. KENNEDY; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICING, LLC; SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PARTY #1; UNKNOWN PARTY #2, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2018 and entered in 2015-170-CA of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida, where in WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORT GAGE ACQUISITION TRUST is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, PATRICIA R. MILLS A/K/A PATRICIA RUTH MILLS F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH KENNEDY F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH SATTERLEE, DECEASED; IRA D. LEE, JR; WIL LIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY, III A/K/A WILLIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY A/K/A WILLIAM M. KENNEDY; CITIFINAN CIAL SERVICING, LLC; SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PARTY #1; UNKNOWN PARTY #2 are the Defendant(s). Barry A. Baker as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps 200 South Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064, at 11:00 AM, on April 10, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK D, FRONTIER JUNCTION, A SUBDIVISION AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 305-306, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SU WANNE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THAT CERTAIN 1986 CYPR DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ID# C28030901283A AND C28030901283B; TITLE NUMBER(S) 0042955077 AND 0043065685. RPS #12354514 & #12354515 Property Address: 19628 125TH DR O BRIEN, FL 32071 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry A. Baker As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Carrina Cooper, Court Adminis tration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055; Phone: 386.758.163. Contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hear ing impaired call 711. 03/14. 03/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2015-170-CA WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SO CIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORT GAGE ACQUISITION TRUST Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, PATRICIA R. MILLS A/K/A PATRI CIA RUTH MILLS F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH KENNEDY F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH SATTERLEE, DECEASED; IRA D. LEE, JR; WILLIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY, III A/K/A WILLIAM MC LEOD KENNEDY A/K/A WILLIAM M. KENNEDY; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICING, LLC; SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PARTY #1; UNKNOWN PARTY #2, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2018 and entered in 2015-170-CA of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida, where in WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORT GAGE ACQUISITION TRUST is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, PATRICIA R. MILLS A/K/A PATRICIA RUTH MILLS F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH KENNEDY F/K/A PATRICIA RUTH SATTERLEE, DECEASED; IRA D. LEE, JR; WIL LIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY, III A/K/A WILLIAM MCLEOD KENNEDY A/K/A WILLIAM M. KENNEDY; CITIFINAN CIAL SERVICING, LLC; SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PARTY #1; UNKNOWN PARTY #2 are the Defendant(s). Barry A. Baker as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Steps 200 South Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064, at 11:00 AM, on April 10, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK D, FRONTIER JUNCTION, A SUBDIVISION AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 305-306, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SU WANNE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THAT CERTAIN 1986 CYPR DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ID# C28030901283A AND C28030901283B; TITLE NUMBER(S) 0042955077 AND 0043065685. RPS #12354514 & #12354515 Property Address: 19628 125TH DR O BRIEN, FL 32071 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry A. Baker As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Carrina Cooper, Court Adminis tration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055; Phone: 386.758.163. Contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hear ing impaired call 711. 03/14. 03/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 17 000080 CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Hous ing Service, Plaintiff, vs. WENDY A PERRIN and RICHARD C. PERRIN, her husband, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo sure entered on March 12, 2018, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situat ed in Suwannee County, Florida, de scribed as: Lot 5, MURPHY MANOR, according to the plat thereof on file in Plat Book 1, Page 107, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Suwannee County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 17, 2018, on the front steps of the Suwannee Coun ty Courthouse located at 200 South Ohio/MLK Jr. Avenue, Live Oak, Flor ida 32064, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property de scribd above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODA TIONS BY PERSONS WITH DIS ABILITIES If you are a person with a disabil ity who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no csot to you, to the provision of cer tain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Av enue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, (386) 719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on March 13, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY BAKER Clerk of Circuit Court 200 South Ohio Ave Live Oak, FL 32064 By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 03/21, 03/28/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18000009CPMXAX IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANN JONES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Patricia Ann Jones, deceased, whose date of death was May 29, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Su wannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 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 14, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Linda Muralt Linda Muralt, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0031129 Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP Cypress Point Office Park 10012 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite B-115 Tampa, Florida 33618 Telephone: (813) 775-2375 Facsimile: (813) 775-2385 E-mail: email@example.com Personal Representative: /s/ Wallace A. Jones Wallace Jones/Personal Representative c/o: Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP Cypress Point Office Park 10012 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite B-115 Tampa, Florida 33618 03/14, 03/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18000009CPMXAX IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANN JONES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Patricia Ann Jones, deceased, whose date of death was May 29, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Su wannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 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 14, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Linda Muralt Linda Muralt, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0031129 Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP Cypress Point Office Park 10012 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite B-115 Tampa, Florida 33618 Telephone: (813) 775-2375 Facsimile: (813) 775-2385 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Representative: /s/ Wallace A. Jones Wallace Jones/Personal Representative c/o: Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP Cypress Point Office Park 10012 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite B-115 Tampa, Florida 33618 03/14, 03/21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-39 IN RE: Estate of JOSEPH PATRICK SKIPPER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jo seph Patrick Skipper, whose date of death was January 9, 2018, is pend ing in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2018-39-CP, the physical address of which is Suwannee County Court house, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representa tive and the attorney for the personal representative are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliq uidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this Notice, must file their claims with this Court within the later of three (3) months after the date of first publication of this notice or thir ty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publi cation of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is March 14, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Clay Matthews Clay Matthews 628 Marymac Street SE Live Oak, Florida 32064 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey Rose Decker Chauncey Florida Bar No. 47021 The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A. 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Address Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: email@example.com 03/14, 03/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-39 IN RE: Estate of JOSEPH PATRICK SKIPPER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jo seph Patrick Skipper, whose date of death was January 9, 2018, is pend ing in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2018-39-CP, the physical address of which is Suwannee County Court house, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representa tive and the attorney for the personal representative are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliq uidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this Notice, must file their claims with this Court within the later of three (3) months after the date of first publication of this notice or thir ty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publi cation of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is March 14, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Clay Matthews Clay Matthews 628 Marymac Street SE Live Oak, Florida 32064 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey Rose Decker Chauncey Florida Bar No. 47021 The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A. 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Address Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 03/14, 03/21/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2017 CA 000214 ERIC EIGNER and JONATHAN EIGNER, Plaintiffs, vs. KATHY HARRISON, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., SUE B. COLVERT, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., ANTHONY M. COLVERT, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., and ROSE MONAGHAN, as the named Per sonal Representative of the Estate of James W. Colvert, Jr., and all other unknown parties in pos session, including the unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devi sees, grantees, creditors, trustees, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that De fendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is un known, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: The unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, cred itors, or trustees who claim by, through, under or against the Estate of James W. Colvert, Jr., and the un known defendants having or claiming any right, title, or interest in the prop erty at issue. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the Plain tiffs have filed an action to foreclose a mortgage with respect to the following described real property: Lots 13 and 14, Donna Subdivision, an unrecorded subdivision lying in a portion of Section 10, Township 3 South, Range 14 East, Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest (SW) corner of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4) of said Section 10 and run North along the West line of said SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 a distance of 216.78 feet to the South right-of-way line of 75th. Loop, alias Sheryl Circle; thence run North 811500 East along said South right-of-way line, a distance of 200 feet to the point of curve of a curve concaved Northwesterly, having a radius of 60 feet, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run along and around said curve, a chord bearing and distance of North 511610 East 59.94 feet; thence run South 454800 East a distance of 149.38 feet; thence run South 260300 East, a distance of 57.78 feet to the ordinary high water line of Peacock Lake; thence run along said ordi nary high water line the following courses; South 830200 West, a distance of 75.02 feet; South 721900 West, 100.00 feet to the terminus of said courses; thence run North 032600 West, a dis tance of 158.31 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Which has the address of 11490 75th Loop, Live Oak, FL 32060 PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMER: 10-03S-14E-0266200.0140 and a Verified Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage has been filed by the Plain tiffs has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney and counsel of re cord, Andrew J. Decker, IV, of The Decker Law Firm, P.A., at 261 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Ac tion, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable Barry Baker, whose address is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, ei ther before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or otherwise plead to this action, a Default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pursuant to the provisions of 49.011, et seq ., Florida Statutes DATE: March 5, 2018. (COURT SEAL) Honorable Barry Baker Clerk of the Court Suwannee County, Florida By: /s/ Sallie Pert As Deputy Clerk 03/14, 03/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2017 CA 000214 ERIC EIGNER and JONATHAN EIGNER, Plaintiffs, vs. KATHY HARRISON, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., SUE B. COLVERT, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., ANTHONY M. COLVERT, as surviving heir of James W. Colvert, Jr., and ROSE MONAGHAN, as the named Per sonal Representative of the Estate of James W. Colvert, Jr., and all other unknown parties in pos session, including the unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devi sees, grantees, creditors, trustees, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that De fendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is un known, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: The unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, cred itors, or trustees who claim by, through, under or against the Estate of James W. Colvert, Jr., and the un known defendants having or claiming any right, title, or interest in the prop erty at issue. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the Plain tiffs have filed an action to foreclose a mortgage with respect to the following described real property: Lots 13 and 14, Donna Subdivision, an unrecorded subdivision lying in a portion of Section 10, Township 3 South, Range 14 East, Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest (SW) corner of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4) of said Section 10 and run North along the West line of said SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 a distance of 216.78 feet to the South right-of-way line of 75th. Loop, alias Sheryl Circle; thence run North 811500 East along said South right-of-way line, a distance of 200 feet to the point of curve of a curve concaved Northwesterly, having a radius of 60 feet, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run along and around said curve, a chord bearing and distance of North 511610 East 59.94 feet; thence run South 454800 East a distance of 149.38 feet; thence run South 260300 East, a distance of 57.78 feet to the ordinary high water line of Peacock Lake; thence run along said ordi nary high water line the following courses; South 830200 West, a distance of 75.02 feet; South 721900 West, 100.00 feet to the terminus of said courses; thence run North 032600 West, a dis tance of 158.31 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Which has the address of 11490 75th Loop, Live Oak, FL 32060 PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMER: 10-03S-14E-0266200.0140 and a Verified Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage has been filed by the Plain tiffs has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney and counsel of re cord, Andrew J. Decker, IV, of The Decker Law Firm, P.A., at 261 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Ac tion, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable Barry Baker, whose address is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, ei ther before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or otherwise plead to this action, a Default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pursuant to the provisions of 49.011, et seq ., Florida Statutes DATE: March 5, 2018. (COURT SEAL) Honorable Barry Baker Clerk of the Court Suwannee County, Florida By: /s/ Sallie Pert As Deputy Clerk 03/14, 03/21/2018 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 E & J Trucking located at: 19386 68th Street in the County 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 15th day of March 2018. Owners Name: Jackie Moore 03/21/2018 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
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9A 51767-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 email@example.com John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated 51771-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 45937-1Please call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad hereStaying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. Kidney disease is a widespread issue made all the more disconcerting by the fact that many people are unaware they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and most dont know it. Healthy kidneys are something many people take for granted. But those who want to do everything they can to keep their kidneys healthy can consider the following tips, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. familiar with the benets of drinking water each day, and adequate hydration denitely promotes healthy kidneys. But over-hydrating has not been proven to enhance kidney function. e Cleveland Clinic recommends adults drink between four and six glasses of water per day. human body, including the kidneys. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the biggest risk factors for kidney disease, and regular exercise can reduce a persons risk of both conditions. However, overexertion can strain the kidneys, so adults who exercise, especially novices who need to improve their conditioning, should avoid going too hard at the gym. vitamin supplements or herbal remedies. Vitamin supplements and herbal remedies have become very popular in the 21st century, but excessive supplementation can harm the kidneys. Discuss any supplements or herbals remedies with a physician before taking them. Quit smoking. Just as exercise benets the body in myriad ways, smoking harms the body in myriad ways. Smoking decreases the blood ow in the kidneys, decreasing their ability to function at optimal capacity. Smoking also increases a persons risk of high blood pressure and cancer of the kidneys. blood pressure and diabetes. Adhering to a healthy diet and controlling portion sizes can help control weight and blood pressure and contribute to healthy kidneys as well. blood pressure or diabetes should make sure their physicians screen for kidney dysfunction during routine appointments.Learn more about kidney disease at www.kidney.org. HOW TO PROMOTE HEALTHY KIDNEYS Staying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way for men and women to protect their kidneys. The other day while taking a walk on our prop erty, I was surprised by having a fox spring up from the low vegetation in front of me. The small mammal sprung up and bounded like a rabbit until it went out of sight. It is always a treat to encounter a fox in the wild. The fox is a canid in the dog family. However, foxes also exhibit characteristics of cats. Fox kit tens hiss and spit. Adults have several vocalizations and can also meow like a cat. On occasion, they as sume the cats threat posture of standing with their back arched up like a Halloween cat. Foxes have vertical slit pupils unlike the round pupils of their canid relatives, dogs. They also have partially retractable front claws. Foxes have very alert senses. They can hear, smell and see very well. This helps them in hunting effort to nd their food such as eggs, berries, birds, insects, small mammals and sometimes even garbage. They are opportunistic omnivores that will eat just about anything. Baby foxes, called kits, cubs or pups, are cute and adorable little ani mals. They are hard to resist and rank very high on the cuteness scale. Most encounters with foxes are after dark. On numerous occasions I have observed them roaming about in the early morning and late after noon. This is known as crepuscular activity. Known predators of foxes are coyotes, bobcats and great-horned owls. There are two kinds of foxes found in north Florida. The rst is the red fox. Most believe that the red fox is not native. Had it not been for some early pioneers and hunters with their packs of well-trained hunt ing hounds, the red fox might never have found its way to Florida. Most believe it was imported for hunting purposes. A large red fox can easily be mistaken for the larger coyote. Foxes run with their tail stretched out horizontally. Coyotes run with their tails pointed somewhat in a downward position. The red fox usually has a white-tipped tail. To make identication more confusing, some red fox es are grayish-red in overall color. If you ever visit a zoo with an outdoor fox exhibit, you often will de tect the smell of the foxes before you arrive at the exhibit. They have a distinct pungent scent that you can smell when they mark their territory. Red foxes are fairly large as foxes go. A large red fox may way up to 25 pounds but most are smaller. They have been clocked at running up to 45 miles per hour. Their life span in the wild is believed to be from 3 to 5 years. The second fox found in north Florida is the gray fox. Smaller than the red fox, the gray fox usually weighs less than 10 pounds. Records show that they can live up to 10 years in the wild. The gray fox usu ally has a black-tipped tail vs. the red foxs white-tipped tail. Did you know? If you see a fox up in a tree in our area it probably is a gray fox. They are the only members of the family Canidae who can climb trees! Their dens have been found as high as 30 feet above the ground. If you are fortunate enough to see a stealthy fox in the wild, enjoy the experience. They are truly amazing animals! As always, enjoy your north Florida nature trails. Share them with others, especially children. Jerry Walls is a Naturalist and Environmental Educator liv ing in north Florida. For questions or comments, e-mail Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Encountering foxes in North Florida State & Region LIVE OAK A restructur ing of Southeastern Grocers will close more than 90 super markets in the Southeast, but not the Live Oak Winn-Dixie. Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dix ie, Bi-Lo and Harveys Su permarket, has entered into a pre-packaged, court-supervised restructuring, according to the companys website. During that process, 94 underperforming stores will close within the next three months, according to the web site. The Live Oak Winn-Dixie, 911 Pinewood Dr. SW, is not on that list. Also remaining open will be the Winn-Dixie, 580 S. Marion Ave., in Lake City as well as the Harveys on the western side of Lake City at 4506 SW Heritage Oaks Circle. This course of action en ables us to continue writing the story for our company and our iconic, heritage banners in the Southeast, the companys President and CEO Anthony Hucker said on the website. Live Oak Winn-Dixie to remain open email@example.com VALDOSTA, Ga. Toys R Us has ofcial ly led court documents to liquidate all 735 of its stores in the United States, including the Val dosta store located off St. Augustine Road. The South Georgia store has approximately 30 regular employees, according to the Valdos ta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. Court documents do not list a timeline or order for store closures, according to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Vir ginia Richmond Division. However, March 14, the company contacted its U.S. employees informing them that they may be terminated 60 calendar-days after receiv ing the notice, according to court documents listed in an Associated Press story. The closure will put approximately 30,000 em ployees out of work, the document states. Toys R Us is anticipating all of its stores and distribution centers to be closed by the end of 2018. Lynn Bennett, area director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Cen ter at Valdosta State University, explained how local business owners can prevent this type of closure from happening to their business. Small businesses in Valdosta would benet from having a strategic plan and not letting their debt get out of control, she said. However, Toys R Us wont leave a gap in the toy market, she said. With two Walmarts in town, a small competitor wouldnt be able to compete with a large retailers buying power. That isnt to say an individual couldnt open up their own toy store, but they wont be able to compete with the prices, she said. As for keeping stores in the area, she said, I would say we need to patronize our small local businesses to ensure their livelihood. For Theresa Westberry of Valdosta, mother of Abigail, 8, and Maci, 5, the news is devastat ing, she said. In her family, it is tradition to take her two daughters to Toys R Us to reward them for good behavior, good grades, getting shots or do ing extra chores. My husband or I would take our children on a monthly basis, she said. But more than giving her children new toys, taking her children to shop was a way to keep up to date on what her children are interested in, she said. It allows (the children) to explore, and see what exactly they want, she said. When her children talk about toys she doesnt know, Westberry could go to Toys R Us and nd the toy and surprise them with it if they have been well behaved. Because the family would go to the store reg ularly, Westberry would use it as a teaching tool to teach her children about how to pick items they really want, and not toys they wont care about after a few hours. It makes them prioritize because we give them a limit on what they can spend, she said. So they have to prioritize what they want in a department store that has everything they want. Westberry hadnt told her daughters the news Thursday afternoon, but planned to once the clearance prices start appearing, she said. She wants to be able to explain why the prices are dropping and how it correlates with the store closing. Toys R Us to close
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 10A Doctors get rich from controversial drug maker as patients become addicts Nation rr fn Raycom News Network Editors Note This is the last of three-part series on ways doctors, regulators and drug com panies contribute to the nations opioid addiction epidemic. MOBILE, Ala. Tamisan Witherspoon lost her marriage, her home and her health while two Alabama pain doctors amassed a fortune at her expense. The suburban soccer mom turned couch-potato addict who overdosed weekly from opioids blames Drs. John P. Couch and his partner Xiulu Ruan for her prescription pill hell. Public records show the doctors bought luxury cars and lived the good life on the backs of Witherspoon and other patients by prescribing the powerful painkiller Subsys in return for kickbacks from the company that makes the drug. Witherspoon is one of the lucky patients. She survived her addiction to Subsys, a spray form of the opioid fentanyl thats 100 times stronger than morphine and in tended for cancer patients. As many as 240 other Couch and Ruan patients died, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Both doctors are currently serving federal prison terms for illegal drug prescribing conduct. Witherspoon says she has never had can cer and should not have been treated with Subsys. The only reason I was so somebody could get paid and get rich, she said. Thats it. It was not because I needed it. I did what they told me. And became an addict. Her somber story of addiction illustrates the consequences of pharmaceutical com panies courting doctors willing to prescribe opioids in exchange for dollars for consult ing fees, meals and travel. In the opioid crisis gripping the nation, Subsys is small sh. Fewer than .02 per cent of the 52 million opioid patients were prescribed the drug in 2015, public drug records show. But the drugs maker, Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, has attracted scrutiny for its marketing tactics and legal troubles involving payments to medical providers who prescribe Subsys. John Kapoor, the founder and then chair man of Insys, was arrested last year on federal charges, including racketeering and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law which is designed to protect patients and health care programs from the corrupt ing inuence of money. But some prescribers of Subsys who accepted Insys payments have not faced similar fates and still practice medicine. Katie Koziara, spokeswoman for the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, defended ethi cal collaboration between drug companies and doctors. She said it not only helps advance patient care, but is essential in the development of new treatments and diag nostics. Marketing dangerous drugs Of the top 20 recipients of Insys pay ments from 2013 to 2016, all but two have active medical licenses in their state, ac cording Raycom Medias analysis of public pharmaceutical payment data. Pharmaceutical companies seeking to market their drugs spend billions of dol lars in payments to doctors for consulting, promotional speaking, meals and research. The companies are required to report the payments to the federal government. The federal data shows Insys, a specialty drug company, isnt even among the top 50 companies that paid doctors. But an expert familiar with bad behavior by pharmaceuti cal companies says Insys took doctor pay ments to a new level. Insys really sort of set a new bar for sliminess at-out bribing doctors to prescribe the most dangerous class of opi oid on the market, said Andrew Kolodny, co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University. Over a four-year period, Insys paid $18.7 million to more than 13,000 doctors for food, consulting fees and travel, federal records show. When the Food and Drug Administration approved Subsys in 2012, it stated that In sys could only market the drug for cancer patients already on painkillers. But doctors can prescribe the drug to other patients in spite of the FDA recommendation. Half of the Insys payments went to phy sicians specializing in cancer or pain treat ment. The rest of the payments worth $7.6 million went to doctors such as psychologists, sports medicine physicians and a marriage therapist. Dr. Todd Schlifstein of New York is one of the paid medical practitioners who spe cializes in sports medicine. But while Insys was buying him more than a $100,000 in meals, travel and consulting fees, Schlif stein was tweeting about Botox and lip ll ers to promote his medical spa business. His partner, Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldstein, was one of Insys top recipients in 2014, receiv ing $122,000 that year. Government lings listed Goldstein as a doctor in emergency medicine. His bio promoted his holistic approach to care and love for athletics and anti-aging medicine. Together, Goldstein and Schlifstein were paid more than $360,000 by Insys from 2013 to 2015. During that time, the two doctors also prescribed $5.5 million worth of the opioid Subsys to Medicare patients. Both still have active licenses. Schlifstein was placed on a three-year probation by the NY Medical Board for misprescribing con trolled substances. Goldstein and Schlifstein did not return a request for comment. Dr. Ed Lubin, of Florida, who specializes in pain treatment, received $160,000 from Insys during a four-year period. According to Medicare Part D data, Lubin wrote the third highest number of Subsys prescrip tions in the country from 2013 to 2015. His license is still active. In 2016, Lubin changed clinics and said in an email that his compensation was in exchange for lectures he gave to fellow medical professionals. At no time did I advocate, either in my lectures or in discussion with colleagues for the use of Subsys for any condition other than cancer pain, he said. Lubin didnt answer when he was asked if he prescribed Subsys to non-cancer pa tients. After this story was originally post ed, Lubin emailed to state that he did take the required FDA training for prescribing Subsys. From Tylenol to Subsys Arkansas pain doctor Mahmood Ahmad signed onto Insys speaker program and quickly became one of the top Subsys pre scribers in the country, according to a fed eral lawsuit led against him and the drug maker by one of his former patients. Between 2014 and 2015, Ahmad wrote 1,450 Subsys prescriptions and collected more than $150,000 in payments. The year before, Ahmad prescribed Subsys only 50 times, court records say. Cheryl Hartseld began seeing Ahmad in 2011 after a referral from another doctor. Years of lifting and hauling crates of soda as a sales representative for a beverage company had taken its toll on her joints. She was in constant pain. Ahmad successfully treated her pain with hydrocodone and Tylenol, said her attorney Tab Turner. But in 2014, he added Subsys to her prescriptions in increasing doses even though her condition had not changed. By the end of 2015, Hartseld, then se verely addicted, ended up in the hospital suffering from extreme withdrawal symp toms because her Subsys had run out. She entered rehab, but by then, her life was forever damaged. It basically fried her brain, said Turner, who has sued Ahmad, Insys and others. Her mother cares for her now. Hartseld wasnt told about the addictive nature of the drug, that it was meant only for cancer patients or that doctors were be ing paid by the drug maker to prescribe it, Turner said. These patients were not informed about tbttttt rff ttttttt t nrtr tbtttt t tbttt anything, including the prots, Turner said. These guys were drug dealers dis guised as doctors. Ahmad is believed to be living overseas and could not be reached for comment. Tamisan Witherspoon, the Alabama soc cer mom, didnt know Subsys back story. In 2013, during a hernia operation, a surgeon accidentally clamped a nerve to her stomach, leaving her in extreme pain. Rath er than operate on the 40-year-old mother again to x the clamp, the surgeon referred her to Dr. Couch at the Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama. On her rst day at the clinic, she saw a nurse practitioner and left with prescrip tions for a muscle relaxer, Oxycodone and Subsys. She never met with Couch that day or any other day during her year of treatment. In fact, she couldnt even pick him out in court when she testied at his criminal trial for running a pill mill. Within a week of that rst appointment, Witherspoon knew she had become addict ed to Subsys. It takes you so far down, she said. Its a horric drug to be addicted to. Each Monday, she went to the clinic to get her weekly supply of Subsys and four other prescriptions. All were lled at a pharmacy the doctors owned. Witherspoon didnt pay for the Subsys. But her insurance company did to the tune of $3,000 every week for a year. Court records said Insys concocted a scheme to deceive insurance companies, in cluding Medicare, about patient conditions, setting up a call center that pretended to be the doctors ofces to conrm to insurers that patients receiving Subsys had cancer. Insurance companies tend not cover Subsys, which is expensive, unless it is prescribed for cancer treatment, meaning patients like Witherspoon, who did not have cancer, should have been excluded. Witherspoon said she spent nearly every day of 2014 on a couch, unable to func tion and at times unable to wake up. She estimates her family called 911 weekly to have medics revive her. My kids were always thinking I was dead, she said. Her two youngest daughters were just 11 and 16 at the time. Her oldest daughter was married but lived nearby in Mobile. I never used drugs until then, Wither spoon said. I was a church woman, this woman of God. I was a booster mom, a PTA mom. The addiction strained her marriage. When her husband hid her drugs, she would ransack the house, tossing clothes from every closet and drawer, until she found them. When he took her drugs to work with him, shed storm in and cause a scene. He gave me a lot of opportunities and a lot of chances, Witherspoon said. I would just be irate, screaming and holler ing. They eventually divorced. The week of Thanksgiving that year, Witherspoon arrived at her appointment to nd her nurse going in and out of consciousness. Her speech was slurred. Witherspoon recognized the behavior and realized her nurse was also an addict. She left the appointment with 12 pre scriptions for an array of opioids and a new-found determination to get clean. Within 36 hours, she boarded a plane to a rehabilitation center in Wilmington, N.C. Upon her return to Alabama six weeks later, she began to build her new life. When she broke an ankle that required surgically inserted screws, she refused the painkillers the doctors offered. I dont want to take any pain medicines ever again, she told them. Her doctor, Couch, and his partner Ruan, were sentenced last year to 20 years and 21 years in federal prison, respective ly, for illegally prescribing opioids. The government also seized their homes, exotic cars, investment accounts and even their childrens college funds to recoup $32 million in court-ordered restitution. Stephen Azzam, who oversaw the DEAs investigation, called the doctors two pieces of garbage. Theyve harmed a lot of people. They abused their privilege and their power. Investigative producer Tom Wright and News Content Specialist Erin Snodgrass contributed to this report.
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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 Micah Hilliard wins 1600 at Bob Hayes Invitational Senior night upcoming for SHS track teams firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK Its been a season to remember for SHS track standout Micah Hilliard. Hilliard has set personal bests and broken SHS school records in his senior campaign. He added anoth er accomplishment on Saturday by winning the 1600-meter race in the prestigious Bob Hayes Invitational held at Raines High. Hilliard nished with a time of 4:26.64 to take rst in a eld of 53 runners. Also at the Bob Hayes Invitational, Suwan nees Tim Choe nished in second place in the 3200-meter race with a time of 10:08.69 less than a second behind winner Nicholas Miller of West Orange High School. To place is one thing, but to win the Bob Hayes is very hard, said Suwannee track coach Matt Jackson. Its a meet that has been going for 54 years. For Micah to win and Tim to come within a step is great. With more than 70 teams competing trav eling from as far south as Miami and as far north as South Carolina and some outstand ing individual competition, history was made at the Bob Hayes Invitational. Sophomore Briana Williams of Northeast High (Oakland Park) broke the World 15-Under girls record for the 100 meter dash. She ran a time of 11.13 to de feat Marion Jones record set in 1991. UP NEXT: Suwannee will host its only home meet of the season on March 29 for Senior Night. SHS welcomes Columbia, Taylor County and Cornerstone Academy (Gainesville) for the meet that begins at 3:30 p.m. Were going to make it as fun as possible for senior night, said Jackson. It will be the last meet before district on April 10. Before that home meet, SHS travels to Monti cello (Thursday, March 22) and the FSU relays (Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24). rfn rfntbbbb tnnbnrnbbbbb btbtnfnbbb bnbtn Suwannee baseball goes 1-2 during spring break LIVE OAK The Suwannee High baseball team suffered one-run losses on Thursday and Friday before crush ing South Walton 12-1 on Saturday. The Bulldogs fell 6-5 to Marian na on Thursday despite picking up eight hits and getting another strong outing from Bo Bonds. Bonds threw six innings and struck out 12. Only two of the ve runs he allowed were earned. Suwannee lost 5-4 to Bay on Fri day. The Tornadoes scored the goahead run in the bottom of the fth and blanked the Bulldogs in the nal two innings. SHS went ahead 10-1 against South Walton after three innings and cruised to a 12-1 victory. Bonds and Nolan Miller paced the offense, col lecting two hits and three RBIs each. Despite dropping two of three games, the Bulldogs received offen sive production throughout the line up and tallied 24 hits in three games. Hueston Morrill got going at the plate and also provided some power. He had six hits in 12 at-bats, which included three doubles and a home run. He had ve RBIs in the three games. Kolby Pickles, who had one hit for the season before Thursday, went 4-10 with three RBIs. UP NEXT: Suwannee begins district play this week with a pair of games against Baker County. The Bulldogs travel to BCHS on Thursday and will host the Wildcats on Friday. Despite losses, Bulldogs improving at the plate rfn nnrtbtrtnrrtbt LIVE OAK The Suwannee High athletic department is asking members of the community to come out and take a test drive on Saturday at Paul Langford Stadium to support Bulldog athletics. If the Bulldogs reach their goal of 500 test drives, they collect $8,000 for their athletic de partment. The event, hosted by Walts Live Oak Ford, starts at 9 a.m. Drive 4 Your School btnnbtnrtntnnbrtbbnnbtbtnbnnr bbbttbb nbnrbtnrtbnnbrtnf bbttbbtrtb
Rack of Lamb with QuinoaHazelnut Crust and Mint Pesto Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 2 tablespoons red quinoa 2 tablespoons white quinoa 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon, finely chopped toasted hazelnuts, divided 2 racks of lamb, about 1 pound each 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/8 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Black Pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet Organic Mint 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Garlic Powder 1 cup plain Greek yogurt Rinse quinoa; drain well. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring quinoa and water to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 13 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Spread cooked quinoa on baking sheet to cool. Stir in 1/4 cup hazelnuts. Set aside. Heat oven to 450 F. Brush racks of lamb lightly with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt and pepper. Coat lamb with quinoa mixture, pressing firmly to adhere. Place lamb on roasting rack in foil-lined, shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil. Roast 20-25 minutes, or until desired doneness. To make Mint Pesto : In small bowl, mix remaining oil, remaining hazelnuts, lemon juice, mint, garlic powder and remaining sea salt until well blended. Stir 1 teaspoon pesto into yogurt. To serve : Carve lamb into chops. Drizzle with remaining pesto. Serve with yogurt sauce. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2B Bunny Butt Cupcakes FAMILY FEATURES T his Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb. Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think, especially when using a pressure cooker. You can combine aromatic herbs with white wine for a juicy leg of lamb in under an hour. Or try baking a rack of lamb crusted with a quinoa-hazelnut combination and topped with a mint pesto. For a perfect, set-and-forget side, try slow cooker carrots, sprinkled with dill weed and lemon extract for a delightful spring dish. End the meal with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny, which can satisfy the sweet tooth of guests of all ages. Find more Easter recipes at McCormick.com and find McCormick Spice on Facebook and Pinterest. Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of I am baker Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1 2-layer size white cake mix 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, divided 1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 2 sticks butter, softened 16 ounces confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons milk 10 drops McCormick Green Food Color 1-2 drops McCormick Red Food Color 12 large marshmallows, halved crosswise 3 tablespoons white nonpareil sprinkles Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding 1 tablespoon lemon extract and vanilla. Spoon 3 tablespoons batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack. To make bunny feet : In medium, microwave-safe bowl, microwave white chocolate chips on high 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Spoon into pastry bag or re-sealable plastic bag. Snip small corner from bag. Pipe 24 pairs of bunny feet onto parchment or wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Use toothpick to smooth out bumps or rough edges, and gently tap cookie sheet on counter to help settle. Allow to harden 2 minutes in freezer or 15 minutes in refrigerator. To make frosting : In large bowl, beat butter and remaining lemon extract until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Remove half the frosting and place in medium bowl. Add green food color; mix until evenly blended. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with grass decorating tip. Set aside. Remove half the remaining frosting into small bowl. Add red food color; mix until light pink. Spoon into another pastry bag. Using pink frosting, pipe three toes and padding on each bunny foot. Once frosting has set (about 1 hour) gently press down on pink frosting to create smoother look. To assemble cupcakes : Pipe green frosting onto each cupcake in series of short motions to create individual grass spots. Cover top of each cupcake completely. To make bunny butts : Place cut sides of marshmallow halves onto each frosted cupcake, leaving room for bunny feet. Shape remaining white frosting into dime-sized balls then roll with white sprinkles to cover. Pipe small drop of remaining pink or white frosting onto top of each marshmallow. Press bunny tail on top. Place both bunny feet against base of marshmallow with toes facing down. Lemon Dill Slow Cooker Carrots Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 3-4 hours Servings: 6 Nonstick cooking spray 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons McCormick Dill Weed 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Lemon Extract 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add carrots, water and salt; toss to coat. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or until tender. In small bowl, mix olive oil, dill weed, lemon extract, Dijon mustard and vinegar. Stir into cooked carrots in slow cooker before serving. Electric Pressure Cooker Lamb Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 48 minutes Servings: 12 1 tablespoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon McCormick crushed Rosemary Leaves 2 teaspoons McCormick Sea Salt 1 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves 1/2 teaspoon ground McCormick Black Pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 semi-boneless leg of lamb (about 4 pounds) 1 cup Kitchen Basics Original Chicken Stock 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 medium yellow onion, cut into wedges 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons cornstarch In small bowl, mix garlic powder, rosemary, sea salt, thyme and black pepper. Set aside. In electric pressure cooker, heat oil on saute setting until simmering. Sprinkle half the seasoning mixture evenly over lamb. Place lamb in pressure cooker. Cook 8-10 minutes, or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Add stock, wine and remaining seasoning mixture to pressure cooker. Arrange carrots and onion around lamb. Close lid. Cook 25 minutes on high pressure. Once complete, allow pressure to release naturally with vent closed 15 minutes. Vent to release remaining pressure; remove lid. Remove lamb and vegetables from pressure cooker; set aside and keep warm. Set pressure cooker to saute. Cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by about half, about 5-10 minutes. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch. Stir into pressure cooker with wire whisk. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes, or until thickened. Serve lamb and vegetables with gravy. Rack of Lamb with Quinoa-Hazelnut Crust and Mint Pesto Lemon Dill Slow Cooker Carrots
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3B 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 interviews 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. March 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 March 22 Cooking Demo Noon-1 p.m. Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwannee County Extension Ofce. Sample mango salsa and learn about smart snacking options. Bon nie will share recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 March 24 Yard/Bake Sale Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a yard and bake sale on Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. The church is located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive in Lake City. Take U.S. 90 West past Harveys Supermarket. For more information, call 386-752-3807. March 24 Church-wide yard sale The Suwannee Station Baptist Church will be hosting a church-wide yard sale on March 24 between 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale in cludes items from over 20 families. The church is located at 3289 101st Ln. in Live Oak. March 24 CPR & First Aid Class 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free class taught by Suwannee Fire Rescue. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 March 24 Annual Share Saturday New Hope Baptist Church announces its an nual 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 public is invited to attend. Please note: this event will not begin until 8 a.m. March 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 March 30, 31 & April 1 Revival Services Peace Baptist Church will be hosting its revival services on March 30, 31 and April 1. The Evan gelist will be Bro. Jack Yarbrough. The church is located at 7794 S. U.S. Hwy. 27 in Branford. Services on March 30 and 31 begin at 6:30 p.m., on April 1, services begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 386-935-4681. March 31 Easter for Kids Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter for Kids celebration that in cludes bible stories, singing, crafts and more on March 31. The celebration will last from 10:30 a.m. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 1 Easter Celebration Christ Central in Suwannee County announces the start of two Sunday morning services on April 1. Their two Sunday morning services are a permanent addition, with the times being at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. They invite the community to join them for their Easter celebration. The church is located at 15445 U.S. Hwy 129 in McAlpin. For more information, call 396-2081345, ccmlo.org or on Facebook. April 1 Easter Sunrise Service Branford Area Inter Church Ministries will be hosting a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Hatch Park in the community building, following the Sunrise Service. The community is invited to attend, however guests are asked to dine in. April 1 Easter Breakfast Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter breakfast on April 1, begin ning at 8:30 a.m. In addition to the breakfast, bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 9989 CR 136 in Live Oak. April 4 Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Presentation and Book Signing 6 p.m. Francis Gary Power, Jr., international lecturer on the Cold War and son of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over Russia in 1960, will speak on the spy plane incident. He recently published a book Letters from a Soviet Prison: the personal journal and correspondence of CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 4B Community Calendar signing. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 7 Spring Fling, yard and bake sale The Live Oak Garden Club will be hosting a spring ing on April 7 from 8 a.m. until noon. The spring ing will be held at their clubhouse between Shands Hospital and the Coliseum. In addition to the plant sale, there will be a yard and bake sale with plant and craft vendors. A Hibachi Highway food truck will be present so guests may buy a snack or stay for lunch. April 10 Iron Sharpens Iron event The all-mens event, Iron Sharpens Iron, Prov erbs 27:17 will be held on April 10, with former FSU coach Bobby Bowden sharing a word to the men and boys of how God can change your life in many ways. Doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. The event is free to attend. For more information, contact the Live Oak Church of God. April 14 Alligator Lake Spring Festival The Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be held Saturday, April 14 at Alligator Lake Park in Lake City from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy a free community festival celebrating nature. Bird walks led by experts start at 8 a.m. on the Florida Birding Trail. Walking workshops highlight butteries, native plants and bird habitats. Featuring a Full Flight Raptor Program, with live owls, falcons and hawks by Accipiter Enterpris es. Vendors and exhibitors offer nature and garden related items, and native plants. Many free activities will be offered for children, music, food and drinks will be available. www.fourriver saudubon.org April 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 email@example.com. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www. ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 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 Gram my-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 interwo ven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album including Dirt Band favor ites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 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 be gins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will sup port Relay for Life. Register at www.nfcc.edu/ tness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 9731639. April 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 dol lars 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 stepchildren will do anything to keep her from squandering 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. July 4 Talent and vendors needed The Fourth of July committee in Branford is in need of volunteers and vendors for the Fourth of July celebration this year. Those interested may call Peggy at 386-365-3700, or search the Facebook page at Branford Florida River Reunion. Monthly Meetings Mens Community-wide Church Fellowship and Supper The Live Oak Church of God invites the com munity to join them for their dinner on the third Monday night of each month for their Mens Community Wide Church Fellowship and Supper at 7 p.m. Each month, there will be a guest speaker. For more information, call Johnnie Philman Mens Ministry at 386-842-5494 or Pastor Wes Tanksley at 386-362-2483. 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 be ginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 386-6582670 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. Meet ings 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 break fast 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 ex citing new places to visit. Dementia Support Group Location: Good Samaritan Center Private Dining 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 some one who is suffering with Dementia or Alzhei mers. 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 con tact 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 regular monthly meeting will be at New Bethel Baptist 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 386-792-1136. 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
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 4B Community Calendar 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 Lafayette. Reunirse con otras mams. Se propocionarn 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 Pan cake Breakfast will be held the rst Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scram bled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Associ ation Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386-8671761 or visit us online on Facebook or www. wellborncommunityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help benet the Well born 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 email@example.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 WoodmanLife representative Kristen Hunt at 386-688-7942. Singspiration at Suwannee Church of the Nazarene Every 5th Sunday, the church will host a Sing spirationa night where members of the con gregation 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. After wards, there will be snacks and refreshments in the fellowship 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 Mis sion Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Bran ford, for the public Rosary on the rst Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. The community will pray for religious freedom, traditional moral standards and freedom of conscience. The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Associa tion holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Management 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 first Tuesday of each month at the hall in John Hale Park, 215 East Duval St., Live Oak. Disabled veterans and their spous es are encouraged 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 rst 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 everyone 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 386-397-2316. *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 386-3641108 or Paul Schmitz at 386-362-5710 for more information. 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 for mer 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 begin 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 386-688-1482. 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 386-3622317 for Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-2880961, 386-438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional ex ception 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. Volunteers and transporters are desper ately 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. 386362-1164 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 meet ing at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for exact 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 sever al 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/ charger, digital cameras, GPS, MP3, and lap tops. 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 class es each Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. for seven weeks, February 6-March 20. To register, please call Johnnie Jones III at 352-692-5277. 386-658-2670 Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Re gional 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 John nie Jones III at 352-692-5277 or by email at email@example.com. 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 904254-8923 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Bran ford, 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 Lighthouse 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, Bib lically based, Christ-centered, video assisted support 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 sched uled throughout the year on different day and time to give those on varying personal sched ules an opportunity to participate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383792-1122. 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@wind stream.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 begin ning 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 364-5558. 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 weighin, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more information, call Mary at 386-330-2535. Branford Seed Library Every second and fourth Tuesday from 2:304:30 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your gardening 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 information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386362-5933 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 386-2942742. 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 Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is locat ed 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 3B
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Advent Christian Village Floridas First Retirement CommunityCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call (386) 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs / day, 7 days / week Where People and Ex cellence Meet in a Small Community Setting FT Maintenance Worker Work includes residential and commercial building gener al maintenance; must have experience in all aspects of building maintenance and upkeep, including general renovation carpentry or good working knowledge of building electrical wiring (1 to 2 vacan cies). Valid FL DL required. FT / PT Laborer Position helps maintain clean working areas plus pressure wash and perform minor main tenance on outdoor building / paved surfaces, move mate rials to and from work areas, remove debris, and other simi lar tasks in indoor and outdoor settings. Competitive pay and benefits, great work environment, Christ-centered mission. Visit www.acvillage.net for a downloadable applica tion, or visit our office to apply in person, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required. General Help Wanted PARAMEDIC/ FIREFIGHTER POSITION and/or FIREFIGHTER/EMT POSITIONSuwannee County Fire Res cue Services is currently seek ing applicants for Fulltime and Casual Paramedic/Firefight ers and/or Firefighter/EMTs. Interested applicants may obtain an application online at suwcounty.org, at the Suwan nee County Building Depart ment, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 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 ap plicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are en couraged to apply. All appli cants subject to a pre-em ployment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Fail ure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-em ployment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EE/AA/V/D Professional EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CITY OF LIVE OAK POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERDuties: Provides law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of the citizens within our community. Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 19 years of age, possess State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification, U.S. Citizen, High School Diploma or GED, no felony or misdemeanor convictions for perjury or false statement, never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces, successfully pass a background investigation as required by Florida Department of Law Enforcement, successful completion of pre-employment testing requirements (drug screen, psychological examination and physical examination). Possess valid Florida drivers license. Entry Level Salary: $ 32,352.57 Holiday Pay: $1,728.10 Total Package (excluding overtime) $34,021.25Benefits: All equipment including uniforms and other required equipment are provided. Florida State Retirement System. Ten paid holidays and one personal paid holiday. Those employees required to work on a holiday are paid at time and one half for the hours they work. Paid PTO and employee Health Insurance Package (includes life and disability insurance). Take home car program based on position, seniority and providing you live in Suwannee County.Application Deadline: Application must be submitted to the Office of the City Manager, 101 S.E. White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Open until filled. First review of applications will begin on 04/9/2018 .FIREFIGHTER/EMTDuties: Performs firefighting and EMT rescue activities; operates and maintains fire equipment; performs inspec tions and recommends fire prevention measures; and ad ministers first aid. Minimum Requirements: Graduate from a standard high school and must possess a fire fighter certification as required by Florida Statutes and State of Florida or National EMT cer tification. Applicant must meet required health and physical standards and possess a valid Florida Driver License. The ap plicant must possess a certifi cate of compliance by the Fire Fighters Standards and Train ing Council in accordance with Chapter 633.34 and 633.35 Florida Statutes. Salary Range: $ 32,293.15 to $48,776.00 annually, plus $1,500.00 EMT stipend. Application Deadline: Appli cation must be submitted to the office of the City Manager, 101 White Avenue SE, Live Oak, Florida 32064. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Physical Agility/Written Testing for this position will be held on April 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the City of Live Oak Fire Depart ment. For further information please contact the LOFD at (386) 362-1313.The City of Live Oak is an Equal Opportuni ty/Affirmative Action/Drug-Free Workplace employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, Women and Disabled are encour aged to apply. If you have a disability and require special accommodations during the selection process, please notify the City Man agers Office at (386) 362-2276. 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 Farm Equipment I PAY YOU THOUSANDS $$$ TO HUNT DEER OR DOVES ON YOUR PROPERTY 850-443-0482 FIND IT IN THE Yard/Estate Sales 3289 101st Ln Live Oak, FL. at Suwannee Station Bap tist Church. Sat, 3/24, 7a-2p. Church-wide Yard Sale. Over 20 families items. Lots of great stuff!! 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. 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By Kyla Brewer TV Media Televisions earliest moms were impeccably coiffed happy homemakers. In the late 1980s, however, a new TV mom broke the mold and took over prime time. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr, The Roseanne Show) was no June Cleaver. She wasnt even Wilma Flintstone and that seemed to be the housewife, Roseanne was a much more realistic representation of the blue-collar mother, wife, sister and friend. Now, shes returning to prime time to deliver another slice of honest American life as Barr reunites with her TV family in the premiere of the nineepisode reboot of Roseanne, airing Tuesday, March 27, on ABC. The working class Conner family once again faces economic challenges as they live paycheck to paycheck in the small town of Lanford, Ill. The original Roseanne was a huge hit, thanks to its gritty yet witty portrayal of average America, and it ran for nine successful seasons between revealed that the whole show had been a story written by Roseanne Conner about her life. It was a controversial ending, and one that will be addressed throughout the new run of the series, as Barr had always hoped. In the original series, I always wanted to have the 10th year so I could do exactly what I did in these the story of this family, Barr explained at the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The entire main cast is back for the reboot. John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, 1998) co-stars as Roseannes husband, Dan Conner. Sara Gilbert (The Talk), who also serves as an executive producer on the series alongside Barr, plays daughter Darlene, and Alicia Goranson (Boys Dont Cry, 1999) returns as eldest daughter Becky. Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), who portrayed Becky in later seasons of the original series, also appears in the new show as a different character, Andrea. Michael Fishman (Undrafted, 2016) reprises his role as Roseanne and Dans son, D.J., and Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird, 2017) steps back into the role of Roseannes sister, Jackie Harris. Fans of the original series might have been surprised to see Goodmans name on the roster, as his death was revealed at the end of the original series run. addressed when we spoke at the TCA Press Tour: I thought it was a clever way to do it, handle it and get it out of the way, the actor said. In addition to the main cast, other favorites from the Theatre Hall of Famer Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 1967) stars as Roseannes mother, Beverly Harris. Comedian Sandra Bernhard (Brooklyn NineNine) reprises her role as Roseannes friend, Nancy Bartlett. Natalie West (Nate and Margaret, 2012) once again appears as Roseannes friend and Dans stepmother, Crystal Anderson. Greys Anatomys James Pickens Jr. stars as Chuck Mitchell, and Adilah Barnes (Tracy Takes On...) returns as his wife, Anne-Marie. Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) returns for one episode to reprise his role as David. Also of note is Christopher Lloyds (Back to the Future, 1985) guest-starring role as Bevs boyfriend, Lou. He wont be the only new face in Lanford. The revival welcomes new cast members Emma Kenney (Shameless) as Harris Conner, Ames McNamara (At Home With Amy Sedaris) as Mark, and Jayden Rey (Unforgettable) as Mary. Beyond the familiar and new faces, Roseanne fans can also look forward to the intricately recreated set. From the plaid sofa to the crocheted afghan, things havent changed much in the Conner house even the dated wallpaper was recreated from photos from the original series. Goodman recalled that walking and thats exactly how viewers are sure to feel when the show returns. The original series was immensely popular in its heyday and has graced many prestigious best of lists over the years as a result. The show and its stars won Emmys, Golden Globes, Peoples Choice Awards and even a Peabody Award for Excellence in Television Broadcasting. Not only that, it reached the No. 1 spot in the Nielsen ratings in its second season, and often ranked in the top 20 throughout its run. It remains to be seen whether ABCs new version will live up to the original, but millions of TV viewers be sure of, its that, much like the original, the new Roseanne wont shy away from controversial topics. The show is expected to address topics such as health care, the opioid crisis, gender and illegal immigration. Many TV comedies tend to avoid such hot-button issues, but Barr will tackle them head on in an effort to represent the many different opinions held by Americans, just as she did in the s and s. Check out the special one-hour premiere of Roseanne, airing Tuesday, March 27, on ABC. Roll out the welcome mat: Conner family returns to the airwaves in Roseanne reboot Units located on Gold Kist Road Rental Oce: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626 906533 5x15 5x20 10x15 10x20 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE ABBEY & LIVE OAK MINI STORAGE Roseanne Barr stars in Roseanne SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6B WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
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