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Title:
Suwannee Democrat
Place of Publication:
Live Oak, FL
Publisher:
Suwannee Democrat, Myra Regan - Publisher
Creation Date:
January 5, 2005
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Frequency:
Semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
Weekly[ FORMER <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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English

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Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates:
30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Suwannee Democrat, J.E. Pound publisher. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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Midweek Edition April 4, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rfn Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEE TWO, PAGE 10A SEE WALK, PAGE 10A SEE LOCALS, PAGE 10A To see related video, visit our website at suwanneedemocrat.com MORE ONLINE rf 65684-1 jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK Two Live Oak men were arrested during an investigation into meth amphetamine manufacturing March 23. According to the Suwan nee County Sheriffs Ofce, investigators conducted a narcotics investigation in the 7100 block of County Road 136A regarding the manufac ture of methamphetamine. The report states that information was obtained that Thomas Leahy, 43, had recently purchased pseudo ephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphet amine. According to SCSO, a search of Leahys residence revealed Sudafed, a cold compress pack, lighter uid and two double AA lithium batteries in his bedroom. The report states the bed room of Michael Cardona, 36, was searched and several lithium cell phone batteries, gloves and needle nose pliers were found on his bed. According to SCSO, Car dona could not explain as to why he had these items. The report states that when Two men arrested in meth investigation rf ntrb The Suwannee Democrat LIVE OAK Dean Frank lin had no intentions to vote for Donald Trump in 2016. However, now that Trump has been in ofce for more than a year, the 70-year-old Jennings resident has grown to like what the President has accomplished so far. I think he has done a pretty good job, Franklin, a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant, said. However, if we were neigh bors on the same level, we wouldnt be close friends. But I would still respect and Local voters divided on Trumps presidency ntbnb nbbrr nbb r jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK More than 150 guests joined Surrey Place Care Center at the Heritage Park and Gardens of Live Oak for the annual Easter Egg-stravaganza on Sat urday. The event featured a visit from the Easter Bun ny, an egg hunt, a bounce house and several games for the guests to enjoy. Suwannee County Fire Rescue had its friends Skye, Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol there to visit with the guests. Free drinks, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy were available to enjoy. This is more than we had last year, said Bren da Lacy, CEO of Surrey Annual Egg-stravaganza draws crowd frbbrbnnnr Place. She said at the begin ning of the event they had enough food for 150 and increased the amount to feed 200 due to atten dance. Surrey Place would like to thank sponsors Heritage Park and Gar dens, Haven Hospice, Suwannee County Parks and Recreation, Ronnie Poole, Daniel Crapps, the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce and the Live Oak Police Department. jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK One of four men tasked with carrying the cross in Saturdays fth annual Walk for Christ, the meaning wasnt lost on Gyson Stephens. After the walk, which began and ended at Langford Stadium after a trek through downtown Live Oak, Stephens took a mo ment to try and nd the words to describe the honor that was bestowed upon him. It brings tears to yours eyes about what hes done for us be It means a lot nbnnfbtnn f rrbrnfnbnr trbnfnrt nrbfr bbn rbbnrtf n bnbrnbnrrrnbrr f rfnfft brtrrf brtrrf nb nnn tb btbn fn bn n

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 Advertising Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 Sr. Advertising Representative, Bill Regan, ext. 150 Advertising Representative,Ashley Hingson, ext. 103 Advertising Representative,Samantha Smith, ext. 141 Classified/Legal, Louise Sheddan ext. 102 Telesales Ad Representative, Ninan Rogers, ext. 109The Suwannee Democrat, ublished Wednesday and Friday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. Publication number 530180. The Jasper News, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #755-980. The Mayo Free Press, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #334-600. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News or Mayo Free Press, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064. Subscribe online at www. suwanneedemocrat.com.Letters, comments and opinions on the Opinion page are not necessarily those of the management/ownership of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and the Mayo Free Press.LETTERS TO THE EDITORLetters may be mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. All letters are read. Not all letters are published. Letters may be edited to fit available space. The editor should not alter the writers point of view. Well written letters require less editing. Keep it to the point, an ideal range is 150 to 200 words. Please include your name, address and day and evening phone numbers for verification. Letters MUST be signed. Letters to the editor can be limited to one letter per quarter per individual. Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press HOW TO REACH US Switchboard, 386-362-1734 Fax, 386-364-5578 Email, nf.editorial@gaflnews.com Mail, P.O. Box 370 Live Oak, FL 32064 Office, 521 Demorest St. SE Publisher, Jeff Masters jmasters@cnhi.com General Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 CONTACT US WITH YOUR COMMENTSIf you have any questions or concerns, call us at 386-362-1734 or visit our Website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com NEWSROOM Editor, Jamie Wachter ext. 131 Reporter, Jessie Box ext. 130 Reporter, Alexis Spoehr ext. 108 Sports, Mike Jones ext. 133 ADVERTISING Suwannee Democrat Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $35 Out-of-county, $50 Jasper News Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 Mayo Free Press Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 OFFICE HOURS Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIRCULATION RANT & RAVE HOTLINEHeres your chance to tell everyone what you think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a message to express their thoughts, good or bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not about private indi viduals or businesses. If you prefer, you may email your comments to jamie. wachter@gaflnews.com. Your name is not required, but you must adhere to no more than 200 words. Rant & Rave only publishes in the weekend Suwannee Democrat. SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2A Suwannee Democrat prints the entire arrest 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 abbrevia tions are used below: SCSO-Suwannee Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agri cultural Law Enforcement P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections March 29, Ontra Hayes, 36, RMC Lake Butler, FL. Hold For Other Rea son: SCSO-Ford March 29, William Al len Daniels, 21, 427 SE Melrose Way, Lake City, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Ford March 29, Austin Makail Gilliam, 29, Grand Theft, Probation Viola tion: SCSO-Henry March 29, Mark Al len Bareld, 33, 744 NE Ford Drive, Madison, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-McDaniel March 29, William Joe Nixon, 71, 201 OBrien Ave., Branford, FL, Sex ual Battery 2cts., Lewd Lascivious Behavior: SC SO-Lane March 29, Charles Al len Middleton, 65, 19664 111th Drive, OBrien, FL, Simple Battery-DV: SC SO-Descarreaux March 30, Jimmy Lewis Daniels, 49, 1503 Park Ave., Valdosta, GA, Sim ple Battery: SCSO-Carter March 30, Leonard Al fred Davidson, 53, 1006 Pine Ave., Live Oak, FL, Cocaine Possession: LOPD-Slaughter March 31, Jimbo Chaires, 51, 802 Wind erweedle St., Live Oak, FL, Disorderly Conduct: LOPD-MacFadden March 31, Ronald Gene Young, 60, 912 Roberts St., Live Oak, FL, Sexual Battery: LOPD-MacFad den March 31, LaMonica Niclor Federick, 38, 1120 Silas Dr., Live Oak, FL, DWLS/R, Probation Vio lation: FHP-Hernandez March 31, Landen Reese Sigers, 37, 14845 Sawtooth Road, Mac clenney, FL, Possession of Controlled Substance: LOPD-MacFadden March 31, Victor Petrov, 59, 8218 Bor gia Court, Orlando, FL, DWLS/R Unknowingly: DOA-Porter March 31, Lawanda Shavette Carter, 23, 902 Douglas St., Live Oak, FL, Possession of Con trolled Substance, Simple Battery-DV: LOPD-Mac Fadden April 1, Jack Williams, 50, 13514 92nd Trail, Live Oak, FL, Possession of Meth: LOPD-MacFad den April 1, Kia Logan Champion, 18, 13789 74th Street, Live Oak, FL, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: LOPD-MacFadden April 1, Jose Alejandro Vargas, 18, 1405 Duval St., Live Oak, FL, Pos session of Controlled Substance: LOPD-Mac Fadden April 2, Erika Lame ka Baker, 40, 3720 NW Huntsboro St., Lake City, FL, Fraud-Swindle: SC SO-Clark Suwannee County Arrest Record r fntbrtbnntnn rnnbnnn nnrtnntb nr The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge only at Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center.ShandsLiveOak.com*Medical professionals may include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. 100187_SHLIV_ERpldg_10x3c.indd 1 12/7/17 9:41 AM 62650-1 63390-1 We Strive to See You Today or Tomorrow! 55773-1 $ 699 $ 699 $ 699 Your Choice! 65680rfntb jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK A single vehicle re was extinguished in the Live Oak Plaza on Friday morning. According to the Live Oak Fire Depart ment, the Ford van was fully engulfed when they arrived. Alberto Baltazar, the vehicle owner, said he parked the van and went inside Dollar General. When he came out, his vehicle was fully engulfed with ames. Baltazar said he will now have to search for a new vehicle after owning the van for more than 20 years. Vehicle re in the Live Oak Plaza

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 3A 65942-1 URGENT MEDICAL CARE Wanted Full Time LPN, CNA, or MA for Urgent Medical Care in Live OakWork requires routine patient care ie: vital signs, injections, and EKG. Salary will be based on prior work experience and capabilities. This position offers 2 weeks vacation, holiday pay, and yearly bonus.Please fax resume to 386-208-1300 or call 386-438-4638. LAKE CITY Cindy Eisen heimer, National Weather Service meteorologist, will be the featured speaker for United Way of Suwannee Valleys 2017-2018 50th anniversary annual meeting and awards banquet. The organization set apart the an niversary event with a change of day and venue. It is set for Friday, April 13, at The Country Club at Lake City. The event will begin with a social time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the annual meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event concludes the local United Ways annual community fundraising campaign season theme of Celebrating 50 Years of Our UNITED Community. Eisenheimer is a lead forecaster at the National Weath er Service Ofce in Jacksonville. In addition to issuing forecasts and warnings, Eisenheimer works closely with local broadcast meteorologists and emergency managers to ensure communities are prepared when hazardous weather threatens. Before joining the National Weather Service she was an air quality forecaster for the State of Alaska. The guest speaker will provide an overview of services the National Weather Service provides to help local com munities, such as on-scene support of emergency manage ment and professional and college football games; discuss seasonal predictions, particularly relevant to the upcoming hurricane season and current drought conditions; share how the National Weather Service partnership with emer gency management helps during events; and highlight recent advances in weather tracking science. The event will include the recognition of outstanding community volunteers and local company giving cam paigns as well as the election of the 2018-2019 United Way Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The meal, which will be catered by The Country Club at Lake City, includes roast top round of beef, garden salad, baked potato, cut green beans, warm yeast rolls, iced tea and water and dessert featuring a cake recognizing the local United Ways 50th anniversary. All individual contributors as well as organizational contributors are invited to attend this annual membership meeting. Contact the United Way ofce at 386-752-5604, ext. 102, or via email to jayne@unitedwsv.org by Thurs day to make reservations at $30 per person. Tables may be reserved for groups of eight. An annual highlight of the event is the recognition of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient select ed by United Way of Suwannee Valley. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens through presidential rec ognition to live a life of service. As has been the tradition for the local United Ways presentation of this award, last years Presidential Volunteer Service Award honoree, John Burns, III, will present this years honoree. The event also includes annually a light-hearted video specic to each years celebration and created by Florida Gateway College with a sponsorship provided by Peoples State Bank. Sponsorship for the facility was provided by Wheeler Insurance Agency. Libations sponsors are John W. Burns State Farm Insurance and John Kasak State Farm Insurance. Head table owers are provided by CCs Flower Villa. United Way ghts for the health, education and nancial stability of every person through community impact and fundraising efforts utilizing volunteers on all levels to ad vance the common good by identifying unmet community needs and seeking to alleviate those needs through United Way of Suwannee Valley initiatives and the funding of lo cal, afliated health and human service agencies. United Way to feature Eisenheimer at annual meeting Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire arrest record. 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 below: DAC Department of Agriculture Commission DOA Department of Agriculture DOT Department of Transpor tation FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement FHP Florida Highway Patrol FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission HCDTF Hamilton County Drug Task Force HCSO Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce ICE Immigration and Custom Enforcement JAPD Jasper Police Department JNPD Jennings Police Depart ment OALE Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforcement P&P Probation and Parole SCSO Suwannee County Sher iffs Ofce WSPD White Springs Police De partment Mar. 26, Dmitrii Stanislavovich Saenko, 41, 624 SW 7th Ave. Apt. 1 Hallandale Beach, Fla., FTA 17000118CTAKMK: DOA John son Mar. 27, Gene Andrew Ash, 43, 474 Austin Ave. Pearson, Ga., out of state fugitive Ben Hill County, Ga. 18-28482FW: HCSO Rogers Mar. 28, Eric Lamar Ash, 34, 11701 Palm Lake Dr. Apt. 1424 Jacksonville, Fla., DWLS, discharge rearm in public: HCSO Harden Mar. 28, Chain Williams, 38, 21821 County Road 137 Lake City, Fla., VOP-14-21CF: HCSO Har ris Mar. 28, Richard Bernard Thomas, 56, 1610 MLK JR Boulevard Bar tow, Fla., DWLS: DOA Townsend Mar. 29, Michael Terrell Brinson, 37, 10152 141st Boulevard White Springs, Fla., burgl of dwelling struc ture or conveyance armed, larc. petit third or subsq. off., home invasion w/ rearm other deadly weapon: HCSO Smith Mar. 29, Kevin W. Day, 30, 500 E Adams Street Jacksonville, Fla., VOP #24-2013-CF-000193-XX AMX: HCSO Jackson Mar. 29, Elizabeth Adair Hill house, 31, 460 SE Mayhall Ter. Lake City, Fla., 17-306CFMA VOP poss. controlled substance w/i sell, del, poss. contr. sub: HCSO Windham Mar. 29, Tyler Rashad Chapman, P.O. Box 652 Jasper, Fla., resist w/o violence: JAPD Rickerson Mar. 30, Charley Wade Pittman, 47, 4899 Alligator Middleburg, Fla., DWLS-habitual: FDOA Buckles Mar. 31, Clayton Dale Reg ister, 38, 8331 SE 137 Boule vard Jasper, Fla., FTA-warrant #242015CT00040CTAZ, out of county warrant CCSO child support: FHP Morgan Apr. 1, Willie Eugene Hanna, 32, 1351 NW 81st Ter. Miami, Fla., poss. more than 20 grams of marijua na, poss. drug para., DWLS third or subsq. off.: FHP Hughes Apr. 1, Jerry Dean Holbrook, 110 SW Martin Luther King Drive Jasper, Fla., out of county warrant Suwannee County: HCSO Rogers Hamilton County Arrest Record 3/6/2018 Kenneth Beebe, 45 372 SW Justice Drive Mayo, Fla. trespass with rearm, poss. drug equipment Dep. Deas 3/7/2018 Floyd Elmore, 34 1385 SE Baltic Road Mayo, Fla. trespassing, loitering, poss. con trolled substance Dep. Deas 3/12/2018 Brenda Demarius, 35 1410 SE County Road 355 Mayo, Fla. poss. controlled substance Dep. Deas 3/12/2018 Doctuwnus Anderson, 34 185 SW Alachua Street Mayo, Fla. battery domestic. kidnap-false im prison Dep. Browneld 3/14/2018 Thomas Richards, 40 1087 NW County Road 101 Mayo, Fla. aggravated assault with deadly weapon w/o intent to kill, missile into vehicle building or aircraft, poss. of weapon by convicted felon, tamper with evidence Dep. Willis 3/16/2018 Jesus Covarrubias, 58 388 E Main Street Mayo, Fla. no valid DL Dep. Browneld 3/19/2018 Kayla Humphries 124 NE Hillcrest Circle Branford, Fla. FTA Dep. Ellis 3/19/2018 Cody Walker, 32 664 SE Pioneer Street Lee, Fla. felony VOP Dep. Ellis 3/20/2018 Candy Revels, 36 838 Roosevelt Circle Mayo, Fla. grand theft III Dep. Ellis 3/20/2018 Joshua Rose, 28 395 NE Howard A. Hamlin Road Mayo, Fla. felony VOP Sgt. McCray 3/21/2018 Laketia Gillyard, 37 329 NE Thalia Road Mayo, Fla. grand theft III Dep. Zirkle 3/21/2018 Meghan Pressley, 24 6736 256th Street OBrien, Fla. out of county warrant Dep. Zirkle 3/22/2018 Cecil Trey Townsend, 33 354 State Road 51 Mayo, Fla. felony VOP, poss. drug equipment, smuggle contraband Dep. Zirkle 3/22/2018 Jacorey Williams, 20 501 SW Willow Street Mayo, Fla. arson 2nd offense Dep. Zirkle 3/23/2018 Joshua Janouski, 39 246 Laky Joy Road Perry, Ga. poss. of weapon by convicted felon, grand theft of motor vehicle, traf cking in methamphetamine, poss. drug para. Dep. Browneld 3/25/2018 Rebecca Fite, 26 450 NW Clark Road Mayo, Fla. out of county warrant Dep. Ellis 3/26/2018 Warren Peeler, 28 867 SW Butzer Drive Lake City, Fla. battery domestic Dep. Clark 3/27/2018 Seth Folsom, 39 435 SE Pine Street Mayo, Fla. battery, battery domestic Dep. Willis 3/27/2018 Robin Land, 51 1686 SW County Road 351 Mayo, Fla. hit and run with property damage, DUI, DUI with property damage Dep. Clark 3/28/2018 Clayton Wilson, 31 475 NW Sumter Avenue Mayo, Fla. out of county warrant Sgt. McCray Lafayette County Arrest Record

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4A Suwannee Living The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disadvantaged citizens in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee Counties. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Columbia, Hamilton or Suwannee Counties. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail godfrey@ncfrpc.org or by visiting our website at http://www.ncfrpc.org/TD/td.html Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018.61072-1 NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR COLUMBIA, HAMILTON AND SUWANNEE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP rf ntbf r ff LIVE OAK Mayor Sonny Nobles on behalf of the City of Live Oak has proclaimed April as National Donate Life Month. On March 28, Nobles presented Sharon W. Jor dan, Suwannee County Tax Collector, along with her staff, with the procla mation. Jordan and her staff promote Donate Life throughout the month of April through various events in the ofce meant to increase education of the life-saving impor tance of organ and tissue donation. This year, the ofce is preparing for the secondBe a Hero Family Fun Run/Walk 5K, taking place on Saturday, April 21. The start time is set for 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. The 5K will begin at Her itage Park and will wind through one of Live Oaks beautiful and quiet neigh borhoods before returning to Heritage Park. The public is encour aged to participate in the community run and learn about this life-saving cause. Ones generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of more than 75 people through tissue donation. Based on information from the United Net work for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the non-prot organization that maintains the nations organ trans plant database, there were 114,826 candidates on the waiting list nationwide as of February 2018. Florida alone has 5,246 candidates on the list. Donate Life doesnt end in April! People can donate and sign up to be a donor anytime. If anyone is interested in registering as an organ donor, visit www.donatelifeorida.org to learn more. rfntbrfbtr tbttb frffrrfrrf ff 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 Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments or Boost Your Investments? rfnntbbrf fbbnntbnb FINANCIAL FOCUS fbfbffbbnnn bfbfbfrrbbnb nnbfrbbn fbfbfbfbnfb ffbbnrbn fbbbbb frn ffbbrbb fbnbbbfbfb bfbbfbbbnfbb nnbbfbrbbbf fbrrfbnn nnbb nbffbfrf bfbbnnb bfbffr nnrnnbb bbbbbbbfb bbfbbb bnbnrn fbbnrbfbfbfbb fbrnbf rfbrrnbf frbnfb bfbbffbbfb ffbb bffr fbbbrnb fbfbbbr bb bfbfbbn bfnrfb bnbfbbbr fbr bfbbbfbrbb bbffbbf bfbfbbbfbbn brbfbbf fbbbbbfbnf nnbfbb bnrbnfrbn fbnfnb fbbnb nbfbbnbb ffbbnbnrff bfbfnbfb bbfbffbb nfbbbrfnfbb bnnffbbnbnf bbfbnb rbfnn bfbbb frffbnb fbnbbb LIVE OAK Its that time again when the very popular country legends artists take the stage at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on Friday and Saturday. Ted TeddyMac Elvis McMullens Legends show and pre-party will be held this weekend. Tickets are on sale now through noon Friday at the SOSMP by stopping by, calling 386-364-1683 or emailing spirit@musi cliveshere.com Featured during the pre-party and show will be Keith Thrift as Con way Twitty, Dale Bennett as Loretta Lynn, Penny Hannah as Wynonna Judd, Calvin Smart as Johnny Cash, Leamon Nipper as Merle Haggard, Texanna as Patsy Cline, Diane Johnston as Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Long as Willie Nelson, Trese Hill as Tammy Wynette, Kathy SOSMP hosting McMullens Legends Show this weekend ff fn rf rbffrf r Stafford as Shania Twain and Karen Black as Karen Carpenter. Ted Teddy Mac Elvis McMullen will be the emcee and perform as Elvis in the closing act. The event features trib utes to some of the great country artists and artists in a few other genres of music. The tribute artists are from North Florida and Georgia. Friday evening is the pre-party when artists just have fun, sing and interact with the audience. Satur day is the big show with glitter and glam, special stage setup and a special Elvis tribute by Ted Ted dyMac Elvis McMullen that will not be forgotten. Tickets at the door at $11 per person each night or purchase in advance for $17 for both nights until noon Friday. All food and drink extra in the Music Hall. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m. both nights, Legends pre-party Friday night 7-10 p.m., Satur days Legends show is 6-10 p.m. Check out these reviews and others on the product pages at STIHLdealers.com. STIHLdealers.com All prices are DSRP. Available at participating dealers while supplies last. 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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 5A 61071-1 NOTICEAPPLICATIONS FOR COLUMBIA, HAMILTON AND SUWANNEE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disadvantaged citizens in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee Counties. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Columbia, Hamilton or Suwannee Counties. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail godfrey@ncfrpc.org or by visiting our website at http://www.ncfrpc.org/ TD/td.html Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018. rfnt Dale is survived by his wife, Alexis B. Hellemn; his son Dale Jr., Danny; grandchildren, Travis, Shelly, Chance and Brad; three great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Satur day, April 7, 2018 At Bright Pond Baptist Church, 6233 Nw US 41, Jasper, FL. Dale W. Hellemn Jean Swensen May 20, 1929 Mar. 22, 2018 Jean Swensen passed peacefully on March 22, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center Dowling Park Florida. She was born in Mays ville, SC May 20, 1929 to Edward Boyd Muldrow and Margret Montgomery Muldrow. Jean was the youngest of six children, and she grew up in the area of Sum ter, SC. Jean was married in 1952 and was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Sw ensen, in 2007. Jean was a career nurse, providing care and serving others for more than 30 years. She had a long history of involvement with the church and was most recently a member of the Advent Christian Church in Dowling Park. Jean and Swede retired to the Advent Christian Village in 2003, and Jean quickly became an active and contributing member of the community she adopted. Jean and Swede are survived by their three children and their spouses Carol Ann and Michael Leto, James Walter and Karen Swensen, Janette Lynn and Jim Schenck, their six grandchildren Jamie, Samantha, Keith, Erik, Curran, Lea, and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Bixler Chapel in Dowling Park FI, at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday March 27. The family requests donations in lieu of owers. Donations can be directed to Advent Christian Village, 10680 Dowling Park Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060. ICS Cremation & Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements. b rfnt rfnt rfnftbfrf rfntbr ff f fff fr fft f f ff rfntf tfffrftf fbff rfntbbr rfntb nb nnr rfb btbbbt nt rrbbrf trf bnb nbbb bb nrbbt rfb brf nrfn r ffntf bbf b tbbr ftbfrbr bfr b bb rbf f t bbf ttft fbf nttf fnt b ffr bf bfb t bbbf nt ff rfnftbrfnf rfntbn n nff tn b fn n n nf f f nn f ff n n nntb b bbb bb f nf n n ff tntbf rfnt bttr ttft tnt tftt t tnft ffft tnttftnt t fnrt t rrrtn fn nt rfntbtfrtf rfntbr rbrrnr nnnrr nbrrrrnrnnt trrnnbrnn rrnnrnnnrn nnnrntrt ntnttrtnnnrnnrr rrrrrntnrrntnnr nrrbrrnnrn trnrrnnnrrr trnrtrnr rrrrrr rnrrnrnttrr rnnnrn rnrnrnrr rrnnr rrtrnrnn rrrrrrn rrntrrnrr rrtnnrtrrrrrrbr rrnrrntr r Live Oak Garden Club Spring Fling 2018SpringUnique Member Plants & Native Plants Caladium Bulbs Yummy Bake Sale Coffee Yard Sale For Vendor Information Contact Dana386-330-6996 / 209-7861Sponsored by Live Oak Garden Club60185-1 April 7,8am-Noon @The Live Oak Garden CLUB HOUSE ONLINE CONTENT ONLINE CONTENT For more breaking news, weather updates, obituaries and more, visit our website at http://www.suwanneedemocrat.com/ 64092-1 DATE School Lunch Menu LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARYBREAKFAST LUNCH LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOLLUNCH BREAKFAST Spaghetti and Meat Sauce Mixed Vegetables Romaine Salad served w/ Ranch Dressing Bread Sticks Apple Slices Assorted Fresh Fruit Assorted MilkEntree #1 Spaghetti and Meat Sauce Entree #2 Honey Siracha Chicken Mixed Vegetables Romaine Salad served with Ranch Dressing Bread Sticks Apple Slices Assorted Fresh Fruit Assorted Milk Sponsored By:Lunch and Breakfast are served at Lafayette Elementary and High School each day. 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I will never forget the rst time I found an Indian artifact. I had been looking for one for a few months, and I was not sure how long it would take me to nd one. This was not a hobby anyone I had known before I moved to the Live Oak area had participated in. I had seen pictures of what I was looking for. I had heard stories that it was actually possible to nd artifacts by looking in the dirt after a hard rain, so I made it my mission to nd one. That rst artifact started me on a journey of discovery and joy that is hard for many to comprehend. I have walked countless miles of farm and freshly planted pine elds in pursuit of this prehistoric art. It is an activity that can be frustrating and, at times, boring, but the feeling that one feels when a nice discov ery is made makes up for the duller moments. Now that I have been successful nding many different types of ar tifacts, I enjoy taking friends and family to nd their rst artifact. One way to be sure you are never forgotten is to be with someone when they nd an Indian artifact. This past weekend I took a friend of mine who was visiting from Tallahassee to a spot I had looked a few times and that contained signicant signs of Indian hab itation. I had permission to look in the eld where new pines had been planted. One run-in with a person who wants to shoot you for walking on the portion of the earth that they pay taxes on is more than enough. When Mark and I got to the spot, I told him to stay close to me at rst so I could show him the type of rocks that indicate you are in a likely area for further examina tion. We quickly found several chips of the type of rock the Indians used to make their tools and projectiles from. I then suggested we walk parallel to each other in be tween the rows of newly planted pine trees. I had used a similar technique in the past to look in an orderly pattern with other people I was helping to make discoveries. When we were on our second or third row, I looked over in front of Mark and saw what I was nearly certain was a large spear point. I told him that if he didnt see what he was about to walk over that I would be coming up behind him to scoop it up. He took a few more steps and made his rst Indian artifact discovery. He was so excited, and I was excited to be able to share that mo ment with him. His discovery was about three inches long, made with a multi-color stone, and was completely intact. The rain that we had on Good Friday had been enough to uncover the long-lost artifact. Helping others nd the best object they have ever found in their lives can be just as rewarding as nding something yourself. This recent discovery is hopefully the rst of many good things that will occur this spring. The secret is to never stop looking. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. Opinion A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf You never forget the rst time I dont mind saying that this col umn represents a grossly understated review of Discrimination and Dis parities, just published by my long time friend and colleague Dr. Thom as Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe. One of those myths is that but for the fact of discrimination, wed all be proportionately represented in socio-economic characteristics, such as career, income, education and incarceration. The fact of business is that there is no evidence anywhere on earth, at any time in human history, that demonstrates that but for discrimination, there would be proportionate representation in anything by race, sex, nationality or any other human characteristic. Sowell shows that socio-eco nomic outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups and nations in ways that cannot be explained by any one factor, whether its genetics, discrimination or some kind of exploitation. A study of National Merit Scholarship nalists shows that rstborns are nalists more often than their multiple siblings combined. Data from the U.S., Germany and Britain show that the average IQ of rstborns is higher than the average IQ of their later siblings. Such outcomes challenge those who believe that heredity or ones envi ronment is the dominant factor in ones academic perfor mance. Moreover, the nding shows that if there is not equality among people born to the same parents and liv ing under the same roof, why should equality of outcomes be expected under other conditions? In Chapter 2, Sowell provides evidence that people wont take racial discrimination at any cost. The higher its cost the less it will be tolerated, and vice versa. One example is segregated seating on municipal transit in the South. Many companies were privately owned, and their decision-makers understood that they could lose prots by offending their black customers by establishing segregat ed seating. Transportation companies fought against laws mandating racially segregated seating, both politically and in the courts, but lost. Companies even chose to ignore the law. Faced with heavy nes, though, they began to comply with the law. The point is that the difference between the white transportation owners and the white politicians and segre gationists was the transportation company owners had to bear the cost of alienating black riders and the politicians and segregationists didnt. Sowell broadens his analysis to show that regulated companies and organizations such as public utilities and nonprot entities, including colleges and government agencies will be at the forefront when its politically popular to discriminate against blacks but also will be at the forefront when its politically popular to discriminate in favor of blacks. Why? Because in either case, they dont bear the burden of forgone prots. In Sowells chapter titled The World of Numbers, he points out what Im going to call out-and-out dishonesty. In 2000, a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights study point ed out that 44.6 percent of black applicants were turned down for mortgages, while only 22.3 percent of whites were turned down. These and similar statistics led to charges of lending industry discrimination and demands that government do something about it. While the loan rejection rate for whites was 22.3 percent, that for Asians and native Hawaiians was only 12.4 percent. Those sta tistics didnt see the light of day. Why? They didnt t the racial discrimination narrative. It would have been difcult for the race hustlers to convince the nation that lending institutions were discriminating against not only black applicants but white applicants, as well, in favor of Asian and native Hawaiian applicants. At several points in the book, Sowell points to the tragedies created in the pursuit of social justice. He gives the example of the Gujaratis expelled from Uganda and the Cubans eeing Cuba. Many of the Gujaratis arrived in Britain destitute but rose again to prosperity. Its the same story with the Cubans who came to the U.S. and prospered. By losing their most productive people, both Uganda and Cuba became economic basket cases. The general public, educators and politicians would benet immensely from reading Discrimination and Dis parities, if only to avoid being unknowingly duped. 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 What we can learn from Discrimination and Disparities APRIL 4-5, 2018 The Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and Mayo Free Press welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: 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 nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor, Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press www.suwanneedemocrat.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.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 jamie.wachter@ganews.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com As April arrives and the days turn warmer, we in North Florida begin to an ticipate the coming storm season. While SVEC strives to provide reliable electric ity to our members, Mother Nature sometimes has other plans. Most of us can ride out a storm from the comfort of our homes. However, there is a group of professionals that spring into action when the weather takes a turn for the worst SVECs linemen. Braving stormy weather, linemen often must work in challenging conditions to restore power. Listed as the 15th most dangerous job in the U.S. by USA Today, linemen perform detailed tasks around high-voltage lines and equipment. To help keep them safe, linemen wear special ized protective clothing and equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special re-resistant clothing that will self-extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated and rubber gloves are worn to protect them from electrical shock. While the gear performs a critical function, it also adds additional weight and bulk, making the job more complex. In the Suwannee Valley, SVEC linemen are responsible for keeping more than 4,000 miles of lines working, in order to bring power to your home 24/7, regardless of the weather, holi days or personal considerations. While some of the tools that linemen use have changed over the years, the dedication to the job has not. Being a lineman is not a glamorous profession. At its essence, it is inherently haz ardous, sometimes requiring them to work at any time of the day or night. National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 9. So during the month of April, if you see a lineman, please pause to say thank you. Let them know you appreciate the hard work they do to keep the lights on, regardless of the con ditions. Michael McWaters is the CEO of Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative. Take time to thank a lineman Guest Column r

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 7A rfntrbrfrrrr bfrfrrfrfrt rrrrbrrf rtrfrr ffrrrrrfr ttrrrrrrrrr rrbrfrr LIVE OAK The Suwannee High School Class of 1957 held its 60th year reunion this past October. The rst night kicked off Friday with a potluck dinner prepared by local classmates and following on Satur day, a breakfast at the Dixie Grill took place, taking advantage of the breakfast buffet. Later that evening, dinner was catered at Advent Chris tian Village. Everyone enjoyed the meal and time of fellowship with their peers. The Class of 1957 plans to meet again on the third Saturday this coming October for its annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Dixie Grill in Live Oak at 12:30 p.m., however reminder no tices will be mailed out at a later date. rffrntn FUMC to host Bierman in concert LIVE OAK Denver Bierman will be in concert Monday at First United Methodist Church. Bierman, who performed at FUMC in August with members of the Gateway City Big Band of Lake City, will return at 7 p.m. Monday. A love offering will be taken at the event. According to the groups website, https://denverm ho.com/, Denver generally plays with the Mile High Orchestra. Blending a red hot horn section, along with jazz and big band roots, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra have cre ated a power funk sound that dees description and is unlike any other. With the bands recent release called Mile High Hymns to their Dove Award-win ning childrens album Groovy they should ensure their fan base far into the future, without dis appointing those who have come to love their unique style over the years. FUMC is located at 311 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak. JASPER Hamilton County School Board member Saul Speights recently completed his School Board Member Certication. The Hamilton County School District congratu lates Speights on his com pletion. HCSD is proud of this accomplishment and salute this achievement. Tina Pinkoson from the Florida School Board As sociation presented Spei ghts with his certicate. rfntbrf fnnbn ttrrn rrrrr fr ffrr rrb 61074-1 NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Lafayette County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disadvantaged citizens in Lafayette County. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Lafayette County. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail godfrey@ncfrpc.org or by visiting our website at http://www.ncfrpc.org/TD/td.html Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018. We congratulate the following 2017 Award Winning Associates for all their hard work and dedication. rff ntbb r b ff nnnb r tnn rr nb rfr n r nn f nnnn rf 62799-1

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 8A LIVE OAK Another artist has been added to the Suwannee River Jam lineup. The Jam, one of the largest country music and camping festivals in the Southeast, is set for May 2-5 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, and Julia Cole has now been added to the lineup of country music artists set to play. Cole has created fresh country music for some time true to her Houston roots. Hailed as Coun try with a Kick, Coles signature sound combines country, R&B and acoustic pop with her soulful vo cals. Now, this volleyball playing Vanderbilt gradu ate is on the road opening for acts such as Carrie Un derwood, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Canaan Smith, Jake Owen, LO CASH, Chris Lane, Hunter Hayes, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Jon Langston, Kevin Fowler and more. Cole joins this years star-studded lineup at the Jam of Alan Jackson (re cent Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee), Josh Turner, LOCASH (just nominated for this years ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo r fntrb Nashville artist Julia Cole added to Jam lineup or Group of the Year), Tyler Farr, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, Pam Tillis, Kentucky Headhunters, The Lacs, Cody Johnson and comedians Williams and Ree who will emcee and also perform. In addition to the nation al artists, many well-known Florida and Georgia coun try singers, duos and bands will also perform at the 2018 SRJ. Coles Priority Acoustic Mixtape is available at ju liacolemusic.com, Spotify, iTunes, google play, You Tube and Apple Music. side and play with the kids or dogs. Learn to let the small things slide. Its OK if the laun dry isnt done today or there are a few dishes in the sink. Set a bedtime and stick to it. I love hearing from you all each week, so thank you for not shooting the messenger with to days message. Mothers Day and Fathers Day are right around the corner. The greatest gift you can give anyone is a healthy, happy you. Have a wonderful week! To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certified fit ness instructor, Silver Sneakers In structor, AMPD Kettlebell Instruc tor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, gentle flow yoga, teaches morning classes at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at Denis eSanger.com, 386-292-6105 or denisesanger@gmail.com. Healthy Living f fn Are you busy? Do you eat right? Have zero time to exercise? Nev er sleep more than a few hours at night? Have a list of things to do as long as your arm? Dont shoot the messenger but its time to BE selfish. Yes you read that correctly. Start being selfish. Are you wondering what Im talking about? You give every minute you have available to your family. You go above and beyond at work. How about all the volun teer hours you give to your com munity or to your church? What about you? How much time are you giving to yourself? You never seem to have a mo ment to take care of yourself. Know what that makes you? Not the sharpest tack in the box. Why? Have you taken a moment to think who is going to take care of your family if you cant? Or how about that job that you pour your blood, sweat and tears into? Whos going to do it as well as you do? Or the volunteer hours to your community or to your church? If you are not able to volunteer, do you think it will be easy for them to find a re placement for you? The answers are no. No one does things the way you do. You are uniquely designed with gifts that only you have to offer. Why are you not taking care of yourself along with everything else you manage to get done in a day? Let me ask you a few questions: your kids eat healthy meals yet you grab something on the run? eryone else in the family to get a good nights rest yet you are often running on four hours sleep? never miss ANY event, yet you never rest until you are so sick that you literally cannot get out of bed? You understand the importance of healthy food, exercise and rest for everyone but you. Dont feel bad. We all do it. We all put ev eryone elses needs ahead of our own especially when it comes to our families. But how long do you think you can run on an empty tank of gas? Show your family that you truly care about them by taking care of YOU. Heres the thing. You dont need to spend hours at the gym or in the kitchen. Simply find easy healthy recipes you can pre pare and eat together as a family. Take a few minutes to head out LIVE OAK College Football Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden will be at the Live Oak Church of God on Tues day. Bowden, the legendary Florida State University coach, is the special guest speaker at the churchs Iron Sharpens Iron free men and boys event Tuesday at 7 p.m. Doors to the church, which is located at 9828 U.S. Highway 129 South, will open at 6 p.m. The event is presented by the Live Oak Church of God Mens Ministry. Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and retired following the 2009 season as the Seminoles head coach. In 34 years at FSU, Bowden led the Seminoles to a 304-97-4 record including national championship in 1993 and 1999. Total, Bowden won 346 games to 123 losses in 40 years as a Di vision I head coach. rbrrf fbr rrb Bowden to speak at Church of God LIVE OAK Su wannee Valley Electric Cooperative has created a grace period prior to this years annual meeting to allow electric accounts to be transferred into the SVEC to waive transfer fee prior to annual meeting name of the person who pays the bill. The normal $35 transfer fee will be waived from April 2-27. All other fees are still applicable. Electric bills are often paid by a person such as a child or other relative whose name is not on the account. While this is gen erally not an issue, only a member the owner of an account can regis ter at the co-ops annual meeting or vote in trustee elections. One of the founding principles of a cooperative is democratic member control, SVEC CEO Mi chael McWaters said in a release. By establishing this grace period, we are encouraging our members to participate in the up coming annual meeting. SVECs 81st annual meeting will be held at the Suwannee County Agricultural Coliseum on Saturday, April 28. Regis tration begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. Each member who reg isters will receive a $10 credit to their account and have the chance to win one of more than 100 door prizes. More prizes will be given away during Bingo from 9-9:45 a.m.

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 9A 65940-1 Life in White Springs Why should you read a column called Life in White Springs? Its a fair question, especially if you live in Suwannee County or Lafayette County. I mean, why would you folks who live in or near Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin, OBrien, Mayo, Day or way over in Hatch Bend want to know whats going on in White Springs? Well, if youll bear with me and read this column, probably for the rst time, I think youll usually nd some universal substance in the con tent that is of interest to all of us. This is not a gossip column. It is a column that explores the pleasures, benets and challenges of small town/rural life. This is not a society column but it is a column that appreciates both the multi-genera tional families and the newcomers who value the diversity of our people and the history, tradition, heritage, culture, archi tecture, folklife and natural wonder that surrounds us all. Life in White Springs more than likely has a lot in common with life in your small town, and in this column we will explore the many aspects of small town/rural life that we share. Like the Suwannee River that ows through our region, we have a common thread in the fabric of our community lives. It may be a little different in White Springs than it is in Live Oak, Branford or other places in the region, but, like the river, we all have some things in com mon, some things that we all share, we all care about, and that make us realize that were all in this rural, North Florida, Suwannee Valley life together. Togeth er, we can be more aware, stronger and more resilient. If you live elsewhere, this column will occasionally entice you to come to White Springs, perhaps for the Florida Folk Festival, perhaps to canoe on a section of the river that is different from where you live, perhaps to hike out to Big Shoals and experience the majesty of Floridas only class three rapids, located on your Suwannee River. We might get you to come for the White Springs Quilt Trail. Now gentlemen dont resist! A lot of these quilts are located on build ings you would enjoy visiting! White Springs is part of the Florida Quilt Trail that now encompasses the communities of Trenton, Madison, Lake City, Live Oak, Inglis, Chieand, High Springs, Horseshoe Beach, Branford, Monticello, Wellborn, Williston, Jensen, Jasper, Bell and Yankeetown. Quilt trails bring visitors to town, and visitors help our small town economies. White Springs has a beau tiful historic district and a nice antique mall located in one of the regions few remaining old country store buildings, The Adams Country Store. We might invite you to come see our spring, which is now owing again! We may share with you our concerns about water is sues and springs that apply to all of us. Perhaps youll come ride some of our bicycle trails or attend one of the seven cycling events hosted by the Suwannee Bicycling Association. Seven bicycling events??? Hosting hundreds of riders per event???? And theyre all from out of town, folks. Its called eco-tourism and its because we have hundreds of miles of the best rural on-road and offroad bike trails in the state. Or, if youve got agricultural roots, we may persuade you to come to the Antique Tractor and Engine show. Its this weekend and its amazing! (More on that further down in the column.) The point of all this information is that there is a lot going on in White Springs that will be of interest to you, wherev er you live. We welcome you! But we also realize that White Springs is not a world unto itself, that there is a lot go ing on in your part of our region that is worth sharing. We are curious to know more about your area too. We can share information and resources, and even problems and solutions. Again, were all in this together. Life in White Springs is all about information that is helpful in building a stronger and more vibrant community, and well often ignore city limits and county lines in our mission. To help us build a better, larger, stron ger and more informed community all across our Suwannee region, give Life in White Springs a try and, more impor tantly, give us some feedback and let us hear from you! Do you love old antique farm trac tors? We have some wonderful events over at our partners place, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, and coming up this weekend is one of my all-time favorite events at the park, The Antique Tractor and Engine Show! A visit to this event puts you in touch with your rural heritage in a way that no history book could ever duplicate. Merri and I have been to practically every one of these tractor and engine shows and we have many photos of us and our family members sitting on some of the old trac tors. Its a hands-on experience where Ive seen everything from gasoline powered washing machines to antique, fully operational steam engines, and its a perfect, outdoor event for the whole family, because adults and kids really have a great time sharing the experience. Antique tractors and farming equipment reecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display throughout the festival. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations of wheat threshing, shin gle milling, corn grinding and unusual engines used for everyday purposes. Exhibits will include collections of ywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars and farm equipment. These an tiques are alive, and if the running of an old hit or miss engine cant trans port you back in time, then you are too rmly stuck in the present! There will be competitions and games for the whole family! On Saturday, an antique tractor parade will feature everything from cus tomized lawn tractors to restored farm machinery. There are Tractor Pulls daily. This event takes place from Thurs day, April 5, to Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 51st Easter Sunrise service in White Springs at the Stephen Foster Park was, as always, a singularly unique and powerful gathering, unlike any other in the area, state or nation. Held outdoors in a striking setting at the base of the worlds largest tubular bell carillon tower, the service was ofciated by a diversity of representatives hailing from 11 different area churches, with a mighty Sunrise choir comprised of choir mem bers from seven churches and accompa nied by a large chorus of morning song birds! The event was attended by a large and inclusive audience from as near as White Springs and as far as Gainesville. It was worth the early rising and the trip, short or long, because it brought together a community for a spiritual celebration that will be remembered and cherished. If you were there, I dont need to explain it, and if you werent there, my efforts to describe it would fall far short. Youll just have to come next year to the 52nd. Now let us give thanks! Events like the Sunrise Service dont just happen. They require a lot of planning and a lot of work! Thanks go out to the staff of the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the White Springs area churches and all the many people of those organizations too numerous to mention by name here. It takes a village! Lovely Mae Williams is someone who has always been kind and warm to Merri and me, starting back when Merri rst came to White Springs in the early s. Now we want to join the community in wishing Lovely Mae a happy birthday in advance of April 12, when she will of cially celebrate her 85th year! (yes, I got her permission!) Happy Birthday Lovely Mae! I hope your good health and gener ous spirit are contagious! Im always glad to hear about goings on in the community and will be glad to share anything appropriate for this column. Email is the best way to con tact me, but any way is welcome. I am thankful that we truly are all connected, and I hope that we can continue to feel proud of who we are and where were headed, and that we all appreciate that White Springs and its surrounding region is a very special place, to be honored and protected. As always, I look forward to seeing you out and about, enjoying your community and your life in White Springs or wherever you may be. Walter McKenzie 386-303-1394 lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.com Why read Life in White Springs? Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Twitter: @suwanneedemocra Facebook: /suwanneedemocrat Ofce: 386-362-1734

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 10A From Page One combined Sudafed (pseu doephedrine), the cold compress (ammonium salt), lighter uid (organ ic solvent) and batteries Continued From Page 1A Two like him a lot. But not everybody respects and likes Trump or his presiden cy. The Suwannee Democrat and CNHI newspapers across the country have launched the Pulse of the Voters project, a newspa per initiative that gauges the po litical discussion in the commu nity. The project will include the papers speaking with voters four times each year through the next presidential election in 2020. The project is being mirrored in communities across the coun try served by CNHI newspapers, from Georgia to Iowa, from New Hampshire to Texas. Locally, Trump was popular in the 2016 election. In Suwannee County, Trump and Mike Pence received 76 per cent of the votes. That number climbed to more than 82 percent in Lafayette County. Not quite 63 percent of Hamilton Coun ty voters went for Trump and Pence. Some of those were similar to Franklin. Voters who werent originally fans of Trump who still cast their ballot in support. That includes Ivie Fowler, a former Suwannee County com missioner. Fowler admits he wasnt a diehard Trump fan, but when faced with the choice of the President or Hillary Clinton, he went with the Republican nominee. I personally think Trump is trying but he is not a politician, Fowler said. Hes done the best he can with the help he has, we need to send him better help. On the other hand, White Springs Willonese Tillman-Ad ams also found herself facing two candidates that she wasnt fond of voting for. However, the 73-year-old diehard Democrat ended up casting her vote for Clinton, despite her reservations. I voted for Hillary, although I was not that fond of her because she was kind of elitist like, she said. I am a die-hard Democrat and I thought Bernie Sanders was a little old. Even though I did not like Hillary I disliked Trump even more. Now more than a year into his term, Trump has yet to change Tillman-Adams opinion. In fact, she said her opinion on the President has worsened since he took ofce. He will say one thing today and then tomorrow it is a whole other thing, she stated. To me it is dangerous to have a person who you can not trust his word. Going back to the Parkland in cident he said youre just scared of the NRA and then they had a meeting with him at night. Suwannee County resident and veteran Robert Ford also has not been impressed with the Trump presidency so far. I am disappointed in the lack of cohesion in the Presidents administration, Ford said. There seems to be a lot of turn over and turmoil. Terry Land, who owns Land Creations Nursery and Land scape in Live Oak, was a bigger supporter of Trumps. But after switching from Democrat to Republican in the past six years, Land said he is more concerned with the individual candidates. I dont like his arrogance but you have to do research on the candidates, said Land, who add ed he switched parties due to the Democrats getting more liberal in their thinking. I vote for the best man for the job. Fowler agrees. I think you need to put peo ple ahead of party, said Fowler, who also has switched parties. I believe the Democratic par ty left me. I didnt leave them years ago. White Springs resident Ronnie Tomlinson said he will never vote Democrat. Its a mindset he said he obtained after paying closer atten tion to the views of the respective political par ties. This is free, that is free, but nothing in life is free, the 31-yearold Tomlinson said. With Trump in ofce, there is a lot of room to make up as far as national debt is concerned. That really bothers me because who is going to have to pay that? My children? Their children? Tomlinson has also been both ered by labels thrown his way since the election. I have been called a racist because I voted for Trump, which is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard, Tomlinson said. You can call me what you want, its not going to change how I do things in my life. Continued From Page 1A Locals cause he didnt have to do what hes done, Stephens said. But he did it anyways. That means a lot to me. He didnt have to bring me this far with all the things Ive done. I thank God for it because the cross means a lot. The symbol is enough itself. It says a lot. The sacrice that he made, not many people would have made it. I probably wouldnt have made it for nobody else, Im not going to lie to you. So I thank God for that one person who did that for us. He wasnt alone. According to organizer Bud Smith, local authorities esti mated more than 1,000 people took part in the walk/ride, and a number of those joined voices in hymns during the walk that lasted less than an hour. That multitude included youth from Mt. Sinai Mission ary Baptist Church, who then performed as part of the enter tainment at the stadium follow ing the walk. Stephens, who directed the Mt. Sinai youth choir, said it was a welcomed performance. We look forward to it every year., Stephens said. I can say for Mt. Sinai youth, I cant speak for everybody else, but for my youth, they know what God has done for them. In school, for their families, their grandparents and everybody else, they look forward to doing it every year. Its worth it. Smith felt the performanc es were worth the time for the smaller crowd that remained as well. In addition to the youth choir, Brittany Powell and Jere miah Ross were among the other performers. The singers were fantastic, Smith said. It was absolutely wonderful to see and hear their God-given talents. Smith is already planning on how to make next years event even better. The rst part of that plan is to move it a week earlier to accommodate the other num ber of Easter-related events tak ing place. Next year, it will hopefully be bigger, said Smith, who added it was a joy to have the youth choir take part. Well continue to grow. Thats what it was about. Its just to let people know that we do have Christians in the commu nity. And to Stephens, at least, Christians that are willing to come together to celebrate. It means a lot actually be cause we always want to come of one accord with everybody else, he said. Its good to have everybody come together and praise God on one accord. Continued From Page 1A Walk rfrrrfntb rrrrrfrr tnff b jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK A 71-year-old man was charged with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 on March 29. According to the Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce, William Joe Nixon, of Branford, forced a girl to perform sexual acts on him and he touched her over the course of a two-year period. The report states that a relative told authorities the sus pect had also touched her. According to SCSO, an older relative also came for ward and told law enforcement, the suspect touched her when she was younger. The report states there are multiple other victims who are now adults that just recently disclosed they were sex ually abused by the suspect. According to SCSO, Nixon has a criminal history that includes incest, sodomy and rst degree sexual battery. Nixon was charged with two counts of sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 and lewd lascivious be havior on a victim under the age of 12. Man charged with sexual battery (lithium) can be used in the manufacture of metham phetamine. Leahy and Cardona were charged with possession of listed chemicals with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Both of their bonds have been set at $5,000.

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 11A Around the Banks A trip down memory lane Backward turn backward, Oh time in your ight. Make me a child again just for the night. So many times, readers of my column tell me they enjoy my column because it brings back fond memories. I was thinking about the Hamilton County of 50 years ago in 1968, and I realized how much change had taken place since that time. In 1968, at this time of the year, Lyn don Baines Johnson was still President of the United States, but he had announced he would not seek re-election because of something called the Vietnam War. Richard M. Nixon would narrowly defeat Hubert Humphrey in 1968, due partial ly to the fact that George Wallace, a third-party candidate summarily swept ve states of the Old Confederacy with a strong margin. In 1968, at this time of the year, the nation received the shocking news that the great Civil Rights Leader, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been killed by an assassins bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Many thought his death would bring an end to the move ment, but they were mistaken. Later in the summer of 1968, Demo cratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated. In Hamilton County, Hamilton Coun ty High School was in its second full year of consolidation. The school was virtually segregated with very few Af rican American students in attendance. That would change in two more years. By 1970, the all-black schools had been shut down, and full consolidation of the schools had taken place as a result of the Title IX Order of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 being enforced. At either end of Hamilton County, North Hamilton Elementary and Jerry Jackson Elementary at Jennings and South Hamilton Elementary and Carver Elementary at White Springs, included grades 1-8. Public Kindergarten would be included in 1969, and would be the rst fully desegregated classes in the county. My brother, Jerry Lawrence Bullard, was in that class at South Hamilton Ele mentary taught by the late Jimmie Craw ford-Jacobs. In Jennings, Mr. Owen Hinton Jr. was the principal and at South, Mr. Hal M. Worth was principal. Mr. Harry T. Reid was the School Superintendent and Mr. M.L. Powell was the principal at Ham ilton County High School. Mr. M. Sand ers was the principal of the all-black J.R.E. Lee High School. Then, Occidental Chemical Company, which was part of the parent Company, Occidental Petroleum Company, owned by the late Dr. Armand Hammer Jr. was em ploying large numbers of skilled and unskilled laborers at its White Springs Plant. In addition, the company em ployed several ladies who were part of its clerical and nancial staff. The late Mr. Maywood Chesson, was the rst CEO of, then, Occidental, and many family incomes and prospects of staying at home and living at home, increased as a re sult of the presence of, then, Occidental Chemical Company. Tags for automobiles were numbered according to the population of that coun ty, I remember vividly, Columbia County was 29, Suwannee was 31, and Hamilton was 56. I still have some of those tags at the farm, and I still wish the State of Florida would use this number system for its tags. Hamilton County had a population of approximately 7,800 people in 1968. Agriculture and the timber industries, then, as now were very big factors of the local economy. Unlike now, the major cash crop for the farmers was ue cured tobacco. Tobacco markets were located in Jasper, Live Oak, Lake City, Madison and High Springs, here in the north cen tral Florida area. Large amounts of com pany-owned and privately-owned timber lands were owned or leased to: Owens Illinois Corporation, ITT Rayonier, or Continental Can Corporation. However, the tide of agricultural re lated jobs shifted dramatically when the phosphate industries moved into the county. At White Springs, the historic White Sulphur Springs were still in operation, and the Stephen Foster Memorial were still attracting a goodly number of tour ists, though not nearly the number once attracted before the advent of the Inter state Highway system. Family-owned grocery stores were still very much a part of the economy in those days and, of those, several still delivered groceries to their customers including: Carvers Grocery Store in White Springs, Mallorys in Jasper, and I am sure, at least one grocery business in Jennings. Jasper had two home-owned phar macies in operation, Kayos Pharmacy, owned and operated by the late Mr. Clyde Kayo McGlinn; and Wises Pharmacy, owned and operated by the late Mr. Woodrow Wise. Jasper had at least two department stores with A. Levin and Son and Langs. The town had several grocery stores, as well as county hospital, Hamilton County Memorial Hospital. In neighboring Suwannee County which was the largest ue cured tobacco market in the state, the county was still largely agricultural. Live Oak had a num ber of home-owned department stores in its downtown area including: Fleets, Gilmores, Gibbs Company and a bit lat er, the Renee Shops. Live Oak had a movie theater, the Alimar, as well as Live Oak Drive-In Theater. The town had several pharmacies, and home-owned grocery stores. I can still remember the hand dipped ice cream at the W.B. Howland Company when it was located in its old store at Five Points in Live Oak, fond memories and, also the A & W Root Beer Drive In, where you parked your car and a car hop attended to your order. If you made a telephone call from White Springs to Live Oak, it was long distance, and you dialed O for operator to get operator assistance. Most folks in highly rural areas were on a party line with more than one person. Our rst tele phone was installed at the Still in 1966, and I can still remember what joy I took in being able to phone my Grandma Bull ard in White Springs. What I wrote above is a thumbnail sketch. Since that time, 50 years ago, much has changed including our own physical looks, and, since that time, some things have progressed in these counties and some things have denitely regressed. No longer can we shop a great deal at home from home-owned stores, and now there are no longer schools in White Springs or Jennings. The tobacco mar kets, which once boomed with enthusi asm, are closed and silenced. The phos phate mining continues but under another company, Nutrien, and two others since Oxy previous to that, Phosphate Compa ny of Saskatchewan, PCS, and, later, Pot ash Corp White Springs. The phosphate companies still employ a goodly number of people though not nearly as many as they did at their apex in the mid-1970s when upward of 2,000 people were em ployed there. Still, they are one of the areas largest employers. Churches then, as now, played a major role in the lives of the various commu nities. They were the center of much religious and social life. The churches in the area were primarily Protestant, and the Roman Catholic presence in north central Florida was in Suwannee and Columbia Counties. The only Roman Catholics I knew at that time in Hamilton County were the late Misses Alice and Virginia Bell and the late Cecilia Ceil Pound, White Springs. Episcopalians then, as now, went to church in Live Oak or Lake City. There was a larger Baptist, Pentecostal (Church of God, Assembly of God, Congregational Holiness), United Methodist and Presbyterian presence, as well as Church of the Nazarene. Neighboring Columbia County has grown that the fastest rate of any county in the region and continues to grow by leaps and bounds, while the popula tion of Hamilton County has grown by maybe 25 percent in the last 50 years. If you back the prison population out, the county has approximately 12,500 and with the prison population counted about 14,500. Suwannee County, too, has grown dramatically, and the population of the county has nearly doubled in the past 50 years, which Columbia County has grown by a rate of about 400 percent. It was interesting to look back and it brought back many fond memories. It was a day BC before computers, when typing was state of the art, and the IBM Selectric Typewriter was chic. When Xerox machines rst began to make their advent, and when dial telephones were still the norm and not the exception. Letting my mind drift back without drifting too far in regards to this article brought smiles and a few tears too, as I thought about this place we call home which is still wonderful today, Around the Banks of the Suwannee. From the Eight Mile Still on the Woodpecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. Spirit of the Suwannee holds annual Easter egg hunt LIVE OAK The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park held its an nual Easter egg hunt Saturday to the delight of kids, parents and grand parents. The Easter Bunny was a special guest who was happy to have pho tographs with the kids for lasting memories. A huge crowd of kids of all ages attended from all across North Flor ida and South Georgia at this annual event where 1,000 eggs were hidden with golden eggs in each age catego ry. Prizes were awarded for the gold en eggs, rst, second and third place. Some newcomers were a bit reluc tant at rst but got into the rhythm of visiting with the Easter Bunny and searching for hidden Easter eggs. Those who won prizes were especially happy. Fun was had by all involved including Music Park employees. rfnntrfbrrfr f frrfbfrrrff ftrffbf bf br ffbnfbf nrfrr rfbnnff ffrnrfb rfbnnf frrbrtff

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 12A tom.lynn@ganews.com By 7 a.m., the Busy Bee in Cullman, Alabama, is alive with the sound of bacon sizzling on the griddle and eggs cracking against an iron skillet. The air outside is frosty, and a freight train rambles about 50 yards away from the landmark eaterys front door. The mood inside the Bee is warm and engag ing like a vibrant family gathering. Jerry Parker is a self-described con servative independent whos a Busy Bee regular. Hes been there since about 6 a.m., dressed in his familiar winter attire a cowboy hat, boots, leather vest and a duster worthy of a Clint Eastwood movie. Parker lives in a city that, like much of Alabama, is deeply Republican and con servative. Politics is one of his favorite topics. A lifelong resident of Cullman County and a faithful voter, Parker re members when times were different. He blames the national Democratic Par ty for the enormous swing to conservative Republican politics in Alabama. Democrats were the norm. They were conservative Democrats, or Dixiecrats as everyone called them, Parker said. The Democratic Party on the national level kept pushing its liberal politics and were essentially saying they didnt want us. Then Reagan came and the shift was on. Understanding President Ronald Rea gans message of a strong country and traditional values is the key to under standing President Donald Trumps rise to the presidency, he said. I can remember when you could t all the Republicans around here into a phone booth. I didnt even know what one looked like. Everybody was a Democrat, but a lot of the Democrats now are not what many people can identify with, he said. Parker said he believes Democrats need to move more to the center and consider how typical Americans feel about issues. A bit of a political junkie, Parker said Trump came along at a time when voters were frustrated with politicians who were unable to step up and take action on is sues that affect average income people. Trump is a billionaire who eats ham burgers with construction workers, Park er said. He actually got out and met with people. He listens. Hes a crusader for the working man. Taking the Pulse The national media was caught off guard in the 2016 election, predicting a decisive win by then candidate Hillary Clinton. It can be argued that the media just was not paying attention to America, especially rural America. As we approach midterm elections, we want to listen really listen and thats why we are publishing the Pulse of the Voters. Newspapers across multiple states and regions conducted grassroots interviews in an environment where participants can feel comfortable. CNHI newspapers plan to speak with voters four times each year through the next presidential election in 2020. The project is being mirrored in com munities across the country served by CNHI, from Florida to Iowa, from New Hampshire to Texas. We specically wanted to get a snap rrf shot of how voters in the South feel about the current state of affairs. For this report, we talked to voters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississip pi. Divided We Stand Barbara Stratton, 66, is a Republican and strong supporter of President Donald Trump. She said she sees disdain from people everyday, whether its from people she knows or from what she sees on the news. The former government employee and current administrative assistant for J. Glenn Gregory Architects said ever since Trump was elected, close Democratic friends have been cold toward her. They always had different opinions, she said, but it never came between their friend ship. I dont know what happened, but it was almost immediately after he got elected, Stratton said. It was immedi ate. There became a wall there. They just think that if you like Trump, somethings wrong with you. Stratton, a Valdosta, Georgia, resident, said she is disappointed with the Repub lican Party. She said the party is stray ing from its conservative roots, and she doesnt like the Democratic Party at all. They dont want to get along with us, so I dont want to get along with them, Stratton said. The total disdain is every where. I dont see how we can live in the same country for much longer. I dont know what we can do. I mean, we would have to divide in half. You take half and we take half. A Democrat who has previously voted for Republican senators, Dr. Robert Hard ing, a Valdosta State University professor, said he was shocked to learn the result of the 2016 presidential election. He is a supporter of the #MeToo move ment and does not support the National Rie Association or Trumps decision making. I do not agree with anything that comes out of his mouth, Harding said. He is a habitual, pathological liar. He is an out-and-out racist nationalist who does not represent my views to any degree. Harding said Trump has no comprehen sion on how the economy or how Ameri can leadership works. He said he doesnt believe theres a possibility that Trump will be impeached with Congress being in the hands of the Republicans. If enough of them arent willing to go against their own party and their own president, its not going to happen, he said. Redder Shade of GOP Colquitt County, Georgia has main tained a deeper shade of red than the state as a whole. All countywide constitutional ofcers are Republicans. Six of seven Colquitt County Commission seats are held by Republicans, and in 2016, Trump won more than 72 percent of the countys vote, eclipsing Mitt Romneys 69 percent in 2012 and John McCains 68 percent in 2008. Judging by the Trump bumper stickers still decorating the back of SUVs and pickup trucks, buyers remorse doesnt seem to have descended on the commu nity. Among the people in Trumps camp is Sgt. Jerome Burgess, who thinks the pres ident is checking off on his list of promis es, even though he has a unique style. I think were trying to recover from eight years of bad policy, said Burgess, an investigator with the Colquitt Coun ty Sheriffs Ofces Drug Enforcement Team. I think some of the changes of the Trump administration have had a benet. I think its going to benet working-class people. Since Trumps election, Burgess said he feels more hopeful for his childrens future. I think of myself as way right. Im a right-wing patriot; Im a constitutional ist, he said. Not that people on the left are unpatriotic. They just have different ideas. Burgess said he would like to see more elected ofcials in Washington working together on issues where common ground can be found.. Echoing that sentiment is Moultrie, Georgia, resident Brooks Sheldon, a re tired banker. He said there is a separation between people on the ideological spec trum. The separation is exacerbated by the ability to get information that reinforces personal beliefs and from entertainment with a political tilt. Sheldon said he stopped getting his news from TV during the rancorous 2016 election cycle. Shifting Political Landscape While Parker said he has seen a dra matic shift in Alabama from a primarily Democrat electorate to a strong Repub lican state over the years, Georgia is one state that is slowly seeing a shift in its political landscape in the other direction, but it is way too early to tell what that might mean. In 2016, Trump took Georgias 16 electoral votes, garnering 51.3 percent of the vote, but the political landscape could be changing. Voters in Georgia will see more contested races on the ballot this year, with Democrats running for ofce in numbers that have not been seen in the state in more than a decade. Georgia voters will also nd more women candidates as options. It really is a year where women feel more empowered by the state of current affairs, said Melita Easters, executive director of the Georgia WIN List, which is a political action committee that backs pro-choice Democratic women. The Me Too and Times Up movements have brought up and stirred up memories for many, many women, and they are ready to knock on doors and make phone calls and help other women get elected. Compared to the 2016 election, the number of women running for the state Senate jumped 40 percent, according to analysis from the Atlanta Journal-Consti tution. There was a 25 percent increase in women candidates in the House. It is the largest group of Democratic candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives since 2004, as Demo crats try to chip away at Republican con trol in both chambers in Atlanta. Getting Along Politicians in Washington, however, arent the only ones who need to work on getting along. In an effort to bring residents of Thom asville, Georgia, together, the city held a session on inclusiveness as part of its community engagement and outreach. During the session, attendants sat next to someone they did not know and were giv en topics to discuss. While those interviewed were reticent about views on national politics, they were open in how they receive and trust information. You actually nd yourself watching less and less news, Andy Goodwin said. Id rather watch something else because its so negative. Its hard to believe every one on the right is right and everyone on the left is right, or everyone on the right is wrong and everyone on the left is wrong. Its impossible. There seems to be like a virus of anger. It was even local in our elections. Before the ground rules of the inclu siveness session were laid down, Na thaniel Abrams said he worried it might devolve into what television political talk shows have become. One thing I was afraid of, I thought we were going to be like those commentators on the talk shows we would talk over each other all night, he said. I cant stand watching that stuff. When three people are talking, I cant hear. All theyre doing is arguing. Abrams said he and his wife are turning less to the network and cable outlets for their information and tuning into National Public Radio to hear a more unbiased description of the days events and hap penings. The stuff that is on the news isnt news. Its opinions, he said. NPR is the old Walter Cronkite, give you the facts, and theyre done with it. They do have programs that are opinionated. When you get NPR news, I think you get closer to the middle. I really do. Come Together For Gary Wisenbaker, who was a part of Trumps Georgia campaign staff and is a political consultant in Valdosta, Geor gia, members of both parties should strive to come together and have respect for dif ferent points of views. I dont think the conservative, Re publican right has a monopoly on virtue and all the right answers any more than the liberal, left, socialist Democrats do, Wisenbaker said. Somewhere between the mix you can formulate policy that will continue to drive this nation forward. What separated the Democrats from the Republicans in the 2016 campaign, Wisenbaker said, is that Trump pulled to gether the base where the Democrats tried to go further left and abandon their base. The Democrats have gone to their left extreme to accommodate them as opposed to accommodate a broader spectrum of their voters, he said. If their base is more left/moderate and you just accom modate that most left end with (Senator Minority Leader Chuck) Schumer and (House Minority Leader Nancy) Pelosi, those moderates will leave the party. First, Worst Election The 2016 presidential election didnt leave Jacob Ledford, a Chatsworth, Geor gia, resident and senior history major at Dalton State College, with any good op tions. The 23-year-old said it was his rst and worst presidential election race. It was a terrible choice, Ledford said. This was my rst presidential election, and I couldnt vote for either of the two main party candidates. I didnt want to tell my kids that the rst person I voted for president was Donald Trump. I just couldnt do it. His biggest fears of a Trump presidency have already come to fruition, he said. He has embarrassed us on the inter national stage several times, Ledford said. His use of Twitter is just beyond the most unpresidential thing I have ever seen. I think joking about nuclear war on Twitter is a dangerous thing. Faith Bigger than Fears Judy Justin, a 59-year-old administra tive assistant in Athens, Georgia, voted in the 2016 presidential election, but not for Trump. She said she doesnt think Trump represents her values about people, sci ence and other matters. We need to start believing in facts again, and if we have questions, re search, she said. Dont just seek infor mation that conrms what you already believe and ignore anything that chal lenges it. Use multiple sources to nd the truth. And I think it behooves all of us to take a break from social media its not particularly productive or educational. Like most Americans, she has particu lar concerns. Im worried about the rise of hate groups, deep cuts in education and the lack of diplomacy when it comes to for eign relations, she said. She said she also worries about intoler ance toward immigrants. Our faith has to be bigger than our fears, she said. Kristi Lacey, 22, knows what it is like being an immigrant in America. After being abandoned by her mother, Lacey spent the rst eight years of her life in a state-run, Ukrainian orphanage until a couple from Wineld, Ala., adopted her. Now, the Athens State University math major remembers how rough life was in the Ukraine, an experience that contin ues to inform her opinions of the United States and its leader. A committed Republican, Lacey de scribed America as heaven compared to her home country and said she thinks America is neither going uphill or down hill. Overall, she thinks Trump is doing a good job, noting that he runs the country like a businessman. She said she believes the president is doing well when it comes to foreign relations. He is doing a great job communicating with other countries and is trying to be friends with them, she said. Keeping Informed For Marianne Hill in Tifton, Georgia, keeping up with national politics is an im portant part of being a good citizen, and immigration is her top concern. The big concern right now is, of course, the immigration problem, Hill said. And Im glad its not my problem to solve. If I was in charge, I would stop all immigration of any kind until we solve the problem of whos already here. Hill wants to see DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, resolved in a way that protects children who were brought here, often referred to as Dream State & Region SEE PULSE, PAGE 13A nttb rrfrnrtb frrtbtr rrr ttbtrt

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Continued From Page 12A Pulse APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 13A ers. My sympathy is very much with the Dreamers, Hill said. They were little kids when they were brought over here. They didnt have anything to say about it. Lose, or Save Country Meridian, Mississippi, dentist Dr. Tracy Lott said illegal immigration is where we lose the country or save it. My biggest concern is losing our soci ety as we know it, our culture, Lott said. We have a broken immigration system, but we have porous borders that are caus ing the United States to become a magnet for illegal immigration. CNHI News Service As presidential terms go, this last 15 months has been unprecedented, altering political norms and jolting the nation with President Donald Trumps drama-packed mission to make haste on his campaign promises and waste of his antagonists. Whether he has achieved success to date depends on who you talk to in Americas heartland, the broad middle swath of the country that lifted him to his Electoral College victory in the 2016 election that almost no one foretold. Rust Belt Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn sylvania, Ohio and Iowa joined Florida, the conservative midland states and the rock solid Republican South to put Trump in the White House. Voters of both ma jor parties in small cities and rural towns turned the tide for a wealthy non-politician and reality TV star as the light at the end of their tunnel of anguish. His braggadocio personality, his ex aggerations, his impolitic temperament and even his sexual improprieties didnt matter. The heartland, including a majority of white women, wanted change from the natural order of politics. Since January, CNHI newspapers in scores of heartland communities have met with voters, listening to them in their kitchens, their living rooms and elsewhere about their concerns, disappointments and approvals. The conversations have covered percep tions of Trump and the partisan Congress, views on the polarizing issues of health care, taxes, trade policy, gun control, race and immigration and how attitudes have changed or not since the 45th presi dent took ofce. The unscientic conclusion: From northern Michigan to southern Georgia, the mood remains behind Trumps policies as voters see them, but wavering on his leadership style and his persona, especially his quick Twitter nger and his turgid vo cabulary. The economy job growth, tax cuts, fewer regulations, stock market gains overshadow Trumps shortcomings in the eyes of even those who disagree with his chaotic governing style. Many working class voters still await their promised prosperity but are patiently counting it to come. Evangelicals, conicted by Trumps boorish behavior, appear to be the softest support group. As a pastor, I dont think name calling is appropriate in any circumstance, said the Rev. Chuck Ferguson of the evangel ical Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky. The way this president has attacked, impugned and ridiculed women is atrocious. To see how he describes peo ple who have been red from the White House, he basically calls them worthless, theyre not qualied. And yet they stand for him. I nd that difcult to accept. Not politically, morally. Lee Thompson, a retired insurance agent from Enid, Oklahoma, put it this way: I dont like him as a person. I think hes an egotistical narcissist. But I admire him for putting his money where his mouth is. Its what he said hes going to do and hes doing it. And I like much of what hes ac complished. Its just him that I dont care for. Christy Dolinich, director of the Head Start program in Crossville, Tennessee, said Trump brings business knowledge to the presidency and good business deci sions are being made. But his rants are absolutely uncalled for. You can be a lead er and still show kindness. Jake Smith, 38-year-old father from Mineral Wells, Texas, said Trump has delivered on his promise to advocate for policies that benet Americans. The best thing he has done is the economy, he said. More Americans are working. But Smith said the president is his own worst enemy on social media. I would prefer he didnt tweet at all. Hes a busi nessman and hes been a businessman his entire life. I dont think his ability to com municate effectively is shown in his tweets and sometimes on Facebook. Tony Grifth of Efngham, Illinois, a red spot in a blue state, said hes an exam ple of Trumps business smarts. Grifth gave $1,000 bonuses to each of his 65 fulltime employees after Trump signed the GOP tax cut bill, anticipating it will save his trucking company and related busi nesses $100,000 annually. Im excited for my employees, said Grifth. This gives them hope that they are not just working at some hum-drum job, paying them the same until they die. Tabitha Bonner, 22, a black student at the Texas A&M Commerce satellite campus in Corsicana, considers herself a conservative and is generally pleased with Trump, with the exception of his handling of race relations. He needs to remember he is the president of everyone. He needs a consultant to help him communicate better and be more sensitive. In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where Trump was the rst victorious Republi can in the last ve presidential elections, George Leitner, a retired educator, said he voted for Trump, breaking a vow to never vote for president again because occupants of the Oval Ofce seldom make a differ ence. Leitner said Trump hasnt accomplished as much as hed prefer and hes not fond of the White House tumult or spending billions of tax dollars on a Mexican border wall. For now, however, hes sticking with the president. He has a lot of good ideas. Thats why he got in. In Beecher City, Illinois, Dallas Buzzard and his wife, Sherry, convene a family coffee klatch around their kitchen table that features two boxes of locally-made glazed doughnuts. Present are two brothers and a brother-in-law who wears a ball cap with Presidential Coalition inscribed on the front and Trump Team on the back. They are joined by their wives. Dallas, a retired 78-year-old railroad worker, aligns with the Tea Party wing of the GOP. He blames the news me dia for stirring up disrespect for Trump. CNN and MSNBC, you ip it on any time during the day or night, and theyve got somebody theyve brought in to put Trump down. Some is justied, maybe to a certain extent, but not 24/7. Madison County, Indiana, went 2-to-1 for Trump but voters contacted by the An derson Herald Bulletin said they generally dislike his Twitter outbursts and wish he would act presidential more often. They do, however, like his willingness to chal lenge the establishment, tell it like it is and push forward with deregulation, tougher immigration standards and tax cuts. Donald Moore sits in the dining room of the home he built 40 years ago in Madison Countys tiny Markleville community. Hes 81 years old and voted for Trump, mainly because the president is unpre dictable and the opposite of former Presi dent Barack Obama. Moore and many other heartland voters object to the extreme political partisanship in Washington and across the country. They want politicians of variant ideologies to come together and solve problems with programs that create economic opportuni ty, good paying jobs and a better life. In West Virginia, where coal is king, the president remains overwhelming popular. Ed Gilger, who owns an insurance busi ness in Princeton, explains why: Trump has put West Virginia back on line with coal and jobs. We were down and out but now were coming back. The need to nd common political Nation Heartland solid for Trump policies, not the chaos Lott said he prefers a merit-based im migration system instead of the current Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also known as the green card lottery system. Lott, who said he doesnt particularly care for Trump, said he is in favor of a border wall in some areas to help with immigration, but the system itself needs a massive overhaul. We have immigrants who are not com ing to assimilate to our culture, Lott said. They are coming to seek government as sistance, and I worry with chain migration that follows the visa lottery that multiple family members come over with no merit and no way to support themselves that cre ates even a greater problem from the visa lottery. Taking Aim at Gun Control For Sammy Roberts, a 24-year-old Bald win County, Georgia, native, gun control is a topic of concern. Despite voting for Trump and siding with conservatives on the majority of issues, Roberts takes issue with the avail ability of automatic weapons for people in the general public. I realize that Trump can come off as an (expletive), but I already knew that going in to my choice in the election. I wouldnt say I would go back and do it again if the election were to happen again, I still wouldnt vote for Hillary, he said. He is for guns, but also believes that people dont need assault ries in their homes. I think your basic pistol, shotgun, or ri e is ne, he said. Since this past shoot ing, I think its been brought a lot more to the limelight. Valdosta, Georgia, resident and retired salesman Hoot Gibson said he isnt a big fan of the president, but believes a man of bad character can be a great president. I think Trump is an outstanding pres ident, Gibson said. The things he has been able to accomplish in spite of all the things he has had to contend with makes him great. He is the kind of man who gets things done. I guess you would call him a pragmatist. He solves problems, and that is what our nation needs right now. But Gibson isnt completely satised with Trump. He said Trump is incapable of taking advice and Tweets before he thinks. Gibson called him a narcissist, which is why he doesnt take advice, but Trump being a narcissist isnt a completely bad thing, because he is right more than he is wrong. Trump may be a narcissist, but hes my narcissist, Gibson said. He is in a posi tion where he thinks hes right, and hes not going to listen to anybody else, and thats good if hes right. ground on tough issues like immigration, health care and trade policy echoed widely with Democrats, Republicans and inde pendents. They expressed disapproval of conict politics. Joni Lawler, 44, of Moulton, Iowa, who votes the candidate and not the party, disagrees with Trumps tactic to destruct Obamacare. Health care should be a right for all people, she said. It should not ( nancially) break anybody. Tariffs on steel and aluminum drew ob jection in farm country. Dan Fleming, who farms in southern Indiana, said import duties will increase the price of tractors and other equipment needed to make a liv ing from the soil. A lot of steel goes into a new $300,000 tractor, said Fleming. Thats a big expense. And, he added, American farmers will suffer the harsh consequences of retalia tion by U.S. trade partners, pointing out U.S. agricultural exports amount to $140 billion a year, creating a $23.1 billion trade surplus a positive not mentioned by the president when he deplores Ameri cas overall trade decit. Nina Licastro, a Hillary Clinton voter from blue collar Johnstown, Pennsylvania, said she understands why western Penn sylvania voted for Trump the successes of Obamas presidency did not lter down to Rust Belt communities, where good jobs at good wages are key. The most pressing issue in the majority of this country is poverty, said Licastro. Until you address poverty, you cant ad dress education, you cant address family planning, you cant address the job mar ket. Poverty and jobs go hand-in-hand. Immigration remains a dominant heart land issue. Voter sentiment resonates for illegal immigrants staying in the U.S. if they were brought here as young chil dren by their undocumented parents. The DACA Dreamers program does that but it has been in limbo for months. As for other illegals, the heartland is with Trump on deporting them, terminat ing chain migration and going to a mer it-based immigration system. We have immigrants who are not coming to assim ilate to our culture, said Dr. Tracy Lott, a dentist in Meridian, Mississippi. They are coming to seek government assistance. Lott, who doesnt particularly care for Trump, favors his border wall to stop illegals from entering the county. But he also wants a complete overhaul of the immigration system. My biggest concern is losing our society as we know it, our culture. We have a broken immigration system; we have porous borders that are causing the United States to become a magnet for illegal immigration. Teresa Herrera is 40 and Hispanic. She is the city secretary in Palestine, Texas, voted for Trump and wants him to change his hard stand on immigration. I dont understand why the wall is so important. My parents became legal through amnes ty. I am both a product of the process, and I rmly believe in it. John Blake, a former judge in Garvin County, Oklahoma, where Trump won 74 percent of the vote is fearful of the na tions direction. Presidents come and go, but Im not happy the way things are mov ing now, he said. The only thing thats constant is the lack of direction and that leads to the sense of chaos. Then theres gun control. Heartland America long ago chose sides in the regu lation debate recently given new intensity with the school shooting tragedy in Park land, Florida. Gun owners insist owning arms is an immutable right precisely protected by the Second Amendment. They say the core problem is criminals and the mentally deranged and not guns. In contrast, critics are better organized to lobby their cause for tougher gun laws due to recurring mass shootings. They contend there are too many guns, including military-style assault ries, in the country; that greater control is needed over who is allowed to own them and at what age. Brian Poelker, a retired teacher from Heartville, Illinois, represents the issues new momentum responsible gun con trol that even Trump, the darling of the National Rie Association, appears to embrace. If youre a normal person, taking the safety courses and stuff and a law-abiding citizen, then OK. I dont like these magazines that hold all these rounds. I dont like military weapons in the civil ian population. It is 7 a.m. at the Busy Bee restaurant in Cullman, Alabama, and the sound of ba con sizzling on the griddle and eggs crack ing against an iron skillet provide atmo spherics for political talk in a county that went 87.8 percent for Trump. Jerry Parker holds forth in his cowboy hat, boots, leath er vest and Clint Eastwood-style duster. He blames the Democratic Partys liberal politics for Alabamas deep red tradition, although voters chose Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in a recent special U.S. Senate election. Parker said theres no way Trump will lose Alabama support. He is a billionaire who eats hamburger with construction workers. He listens. Hes a crusader for the working man. Barbara Stratton of Valdosta, Georgia, is a diehard Trump fan who says shes snubbed by close friends because of it. I dont know what happened, but it was almost immediately after he got elected. There became a wall. They just think that if you like Trump somethings wrong with you. Judy Justin, 59, an administrative as sistant in Athens, Alabama, said Trump does not represent her values. She worries about intolerance toward immigrants, the rise of hate groups, decreased education spending and lack of diplomacy in foreign relations. Our faith has to be bigger than our fears, she said. Cody Loveland, 34, who owns a compa ny that builds aerodynamic race cars and parts in Buckley, Michigan, said he voted for Trump because of his policies. He has concerns about his ability as the militarys commander in chief but is sticking with him for now. I will say hes bold, said Loveland. He comes off as an idiot at times, but ev eryone says stupid stuff. Spoken from the heartland of America. Bill Ketter is CNHIs senior vice pres ident of news. Contact him at wketter@ cnhi.com. rfntbtrrr rrffr rnfrrn

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 14A In the spring of 1997, my future brother-in-law and I drove through Detroits east side, with 8Ball & MJG booming from the sound sys tem. En route to his mothers house, we passed blighted blocks, laced with vacant houses and abandoned build ings, some so hollowed out that brush and trees had re claimed them. I had just landed a job at the Detroit Free Press, where I worked for nearly 20 years, writing about, among other things, prisons, urban issues, and the criminal justice system. Shannon had just gotten out of prison, after serv ing four years for a drug offense. We were feeling good, kicking it. Shannon talked about growing up here: Getting shot at 15 and selling drugs to help feed his family. What I remember most, though, is him telling me that, among his peers who grew up with him in the 1980s, all of them had gone to prison. By the 1990s, prison had become something truly insidious for many young black men in poor urban neighborhoods: an unspoken expectation. Federal statistics showed one in three black males were expected to go to prison in their lifetime, compared to one in 17 white males. This would have astounded Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, while in Memphis to support strik ing sanitation workers. King fought inequality, racism, segregation, and in later years poverty and the Vietnam War. The civil rights movement he led secured many legal rights, vastly improving conditions for most black Americans. Mass incarceration had not yet reared its ugly head in the 1960s. Today, it is the nations most troubling social, economic, and human rights problem. In Texas and around the country, Afri can Americans are imprisoned at rates ve times higher than are whites. More black men are under correctional control in prison, jail, or on pro bation or parole than were enslaved in 1850. In 1968, the year of Kings death, the nations prison population was 188,000. By 2010, it had increased nearly nine times, to more than 1.6 million. Including county jails and local lockups, roughly 2.3 million Americans are behind bars nearly 40 percent of them black Americans. An $85-billion-a-year industry, correction systems are a major employer and lobbyist. The U.S. has become the worlds leading incarcerator. With less than 5 percent of the planets popula tion, it holds 22 percent of the prisoners. Texas is a big contributor, with more than 140,000 inmates. The Lone Star State has the nations largest prison system, as well as one of the highest incarceration rates. Despite recent reforms, the Texas Department of Criminal Jus tice still runs one of the worst prison systems in the country. A 2015 Newsweek article called the state the prison rape capital of the United States. Crime rates, which have remained relative ly stable in the last 50 years, did not create the incarceration nation. Public policy changes did that, including three-strikes laws and harsh drug sentencing that disproportionately affected black Americans. Among the most notorious: the 100to-1 sentencing disparity between crack and pow der cocaine. Studies show black Americans do not use illicit drugs more than whites do. Still, they are arrested for drug use at far higher rates. The effects of mass incarceration go far beyond prison walls. They have severed social networks and left one in nine black children with a parent in prison, making them six times more likely to go to prison as adults. Incarceration also creates lifelong employment barriers for the 95 percent of prisoners nearly 700,000 people a year who go home. Politically, felony convictions prevent an es timated 5.8 million Americans, including one in every 13 black Americans, from voting. In Flor ida, a battleground state, nearly one in ve Afri can Americans are ineligible to vote. As a reporter, editorial writer, and columnist, Ive visited nearly 50 prisons and talked with hundreds of men, and women, who were either in prison, coming out of prison, or on their way. Ive witnessed a cancer that robs the nation of not only scarce resources but something far more pre cious: the priceless potential of talented people to contribute to their communities and country. Whenever Im invited by prisoners to speak, often at ceremonies honoring King or Malcolm X, I often assert that if King were alive today, he would be here, in a prison, taking on what has been called Americas new Jim Crow. I could easily add: And he would weep at what he saw. Jeff Garritt is the editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press. Contact him at jgerritt@palestine herald.com. APRIL APRIL 4: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities, lasting for several days afterward. After being given the news of Kings killing, Sen. Robert Kennedy delivers a powerful speech in Indianapolis that many credit as the reason that city is spared riots. APRIL 5: A political plan known as the Action Programme is published by Czechoslovakian First Secretary Alexander Dubcek and his associates in the Communist Party. In it they acknowledge the importance of individual liberties and political and economic reforms. It is the basis for the Prague Spring and the ensuing Warsaw Pact invasion by the USSR in August. A PRIL 11: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation is a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion or national origin, and guarantees equal housing opportunities. APRIL 23-30: Students at Columbia University in New York City shut down the university and clash with NYPD officers in protest of the Vietnam War and the construction of an alleged segregated gymnasium in nearby Morningside Park. At least 30 Columbia students are suspended. MAYMAY 10: The United States and North Vietnam begin formal negotiations in Paris, bringing hope that the war might be settled quickly but talks rapidly degenerate. JUNEJUNE 3: Pop artist Andy Warhol is shot in his Manhattan studio by radical feminist Valerie Solanas. He is initially pronounced dead, but doctors are able to resuscitate him. JUNE 5: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after addressing a large crowd of supporters upon winning the California and South Dakota Democratic presidential primaries. The gunman is Sirhan Sirhan, a 24 year old Jordanian living in Los Angeles. Investigators believe the killer was angry about several of the candidates pro Israel speeches. Kennedy dies from his injuries the next day and is buried June 8. JUNE 8: James Earl Ray is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at Londons Heathrow Airport. The prison escapee had fled Memphis after the assassination, driving to Canada, then traveling to England and Portugal before his arrest. He would escape from prison briefly again in 1977 and eventually die in prison in 1998.IN POP CULTUREA PRIL 2: The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey premieres in Washington, D.C. APRIL 3: The movie Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and James Whitmore, is released. APRIL 29: The musical Hair officially opens on Broadway. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution, it becomes synonymous with the peace movement with its profanity, depictions of illegal drug use, racial overtones and nudity. It is considered the first rock musical. SECOND OF FOUR PARTS: It was perhaps the most turbulent year in modern history the deadliest year of the Vietnam War; the year many cities erupted in violence after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; the year in which Sen. Robert Kennedy was killed en route to securing the Democratic nomination for president. It was also the year in which President John F. Kennedys dream of putting a man on the moon moved closer to reality, as Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. On the 50th anniversary of that pivotal year, CNHI presents a quarterly look back at 1968 the year that changed America. Graphic by Kevin Burkett, (Logansport, Indiana) PharosTribune Getty Images MLK would weep at incarceration nation The (Sunbury, Penn.) Daily Item Fifty years ago this month, Amer ica was in turmoil. Martin Luther King had been as sassinated on April 4. In response, Robert Kennedy, campaigning in Indiana for the Democratic nomination for presi dent, pleaded for his audience to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Tragically, Kennedys own life would be taken two months later in Los Angeles following a victory in the California primary. In this second part of a year-long series looking back at 1968, the year that changed America, CNHI news rooms across the United States look back at the tumultuous months of April to June. It was a period that also saw Americas continued involvement in Vietnam, riots and student rebel lions in major cities like New York and Paris, the Prague Spring and the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This was a very dramatic time, said NBC veteran newsman Tom Brokaw, who lived through it all, covered it as a news reporter and anchor, and later documented the year in his 2007 best-selling book, Boom: Voices of the Sixties. Brokaw was 28 and a rising star in Los Angeles in 1968 where he helped cover the Robert Kennedy assassination. He spoke to CNHI about 1968 and the night Kennedy was killed by Sirhan Sirhan, moments after claim ing victory in the crucial California primary. I was principally the anchorman of KNBC in Los Angeles, Brokaw recalled, but I spent my days cov ering the big stories around Califor nia. The big story in politics at the time, Brokaw recalled, was Kenne dy versus Eugene McCarthy for the Democratic president nomination, especially after President Lyndon Johnson on March 31 announced he would not seek a second presidential term. The nomination would even tually go to Vice President Hubert Humphrey. The assassination itself was the god-awful climax of what had been a very intense campaign in Califor nia and on the west coast, Brokaw said. Senator Kennedy had lost Oregon, much to his surprise. And I have this vivid memory of the Ken nedy campaign. They were coming into California ... they had been in and out, but after they lost Oregon, they came down and they knew it was do or die at that point. If they lost California it was over. Kennedy had the full California political apparatus at his beck and call after the loss in Oregon, Bro kaw said. Jess Unruh was the speak er of the California assembly and the most powerful Democrat in the state and they went balls out so to speak, for one week. It was cul minated by a Meet the Press TV ap pearance by McCarthy and Kennedy on the Sunday before the election. McCarthy made a fatal error on Meet the Press and Bobby moved in on it, Brokaw recalled. McCarthy said the solution of Watts was a redistribution of the population, so that they (African Americans) would have more oppor tunities culturally and economically. Bobby said, Youre going to take people from Watts and distribute them across Orange County? A terrible idea. Well, it was a very callous attack, but by doing that he began to win white, middle-class working-class voters. Night of the RFK assassination I was on the air the night Bobby was shot, said Brokaw, who was dividing time between the local and the network newscasts. He said he was just getting ready to go on the air with the local election returns when the word came that there would be a delay. Something had happened at the hotel, Brokaw recalled of the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel. Frank McGee (the NBC national anchor in New York) said there had been a shooting. Charles Quinn, who was covering Kennedy came on ... the rst report was that he had been shot in the hip and then it was no, he was shot in the head. Thats when we knew this thing was not going to have a happy ending. Everybody gathered at the hospi tal where Kennedy was taken. Bro kaw was out on the curb, until two or three in the morning, he said, when (Kennedy Press aide) Frank Mankiewicz came out and described the nature of the wound and you knew at this point it was fatal. Kennedy died the next day, 63 days after King was killed in Mem phis. Brokaw had also been working at KNBC at the time when Martin Lu ther King was assassinated on April 4. Following the shooting, riots in more than 100 cities, including Bal timore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Newark and Wash ington, D.C., broke out. Across the country 46 deaths were blamed on the riots. There was a riot in Los Angeles after MLK was shot, Brokaw re called, but not to the same degree that it happened in other places. It didnt are up as much as it did in other cities. Im not entirely clear why. I think there was kind of an exhaustion there. Obviously, it played dramatically across south central Los Angeles, but not like it did in other northern cities. Watershed moment 1968 represented a watershed moment for the civil rights struggle in America, said Karlos K. Hill, In terim Director and Associate Profes sor, African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Yes, it was the year Dr. King was assassinated, but it was also a year in which the black power movement eclipsed the civil rights struggle. And you saw the develop ment of several black power groups. Probably the most prominent was the Black Panther Party in 1967. By 1968, they had become the most well-known black power organiza tion. With King being assassinated, Hill said, it created a leadership vacuum at the top, which was lled by younger, more militant activist organizations. Malcolm X had been killed in 1965, but his legacy was kept alive by individuals in the Black Panther Party. In many ways, Hill said, the Black Panther Party saw them selves as the children of Malcolm X. Malcolm stood for many things, such as building autonomous black institutions, black Pan-Africanism and black nationalism. The interesting thing about King was, that when he died, he was at his most unpopular, Hill said. In April 1967, King had given a con troversial speech on the Vietnam War. In that speech, he called the United States the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. You can imagine that this speech did not go over with his allies in the White House. Because of the negative attention it got in the media, many of his supporters in the civil rights movement ed from him. And he was really isolated afterwards, after that speech. It is not clear whether King would have been able to bounce back from that speech and the positions that he was beginning to take, Hill said. If anything, King was becoming more radical as he matured as a leader, as an activist. There is no assurance that King would have become the King that we remember now, if he had lived to the present. King died at a moment where it was possible for us to still look back on the 1963 March on Washington and see it as his dening moment, Hill said. It happened that he was taken away from us at a time where that moment could still dene him, even though ... for people who were living in 1968, it would have been that Vietnam speech that was most remembered. Not the 1963 March on Washington and the speech that he gave there. Shifts in society The months from April to May 1968 were pivotal because they started to showcase the consequenc es of the social movement that was developing at the time, particularly in the United States, said Chris El lis, Bucknell University associate professor of political science Things didnt magically change in April, Ellis said But until this time, this movement felt like many other periods of social unrest in the past full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing. After Kings death, and after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, we started to see what real social change actually looked like, and what real resistance to it actually looked like. In 1968, the baby boomers were setting the pace, so to speak, Bro kaw said. They were changing almost everything: the economy, the culture and they were certainly changing politics. Brokaw offered this scenario: Imagine what it was like in a working class household in Detroit, when a guy who was in the Marines in World War II and still wears a crew cut, comes home at the end of his shift, sits down and looks across the kitchen table and sees his daughter, who introduces him to Zeke, and theyve decided to move in together. Zeke has sunglasses, a tattoo, and plays in a rock band. And its not entirely clear what kind. Long scraggly hair. The World War II veteran then turns to his son, who has hair down to his shoulders and is wearing a T-shirt with the American ag in tatters across his chest and he says, Aint going to Vietnam, Dad. Im going to Cana da. I think some variation of that was going on in a lot of families at that time. It was an extraordinary cultural shift that was happening, in a way that we were not prepared for, Brokaw said, because post World War II was a time of great boom in America, where people had money they never expected to have, and were able to buy their rst homes, buy cars, send their kids to college and play by the old rules. Then, suddenly, the generation that was the beneciary of all that turned on them. Now we have a different kind of rebellion against the establishment, he said. Its more from the right. And it is a kind of consolidation, as I see it, of traditional Anglo mo rays. They are not as determined to uproot the establishment in every conceivable way. They are kind of getting into the bunker and hanging on. Societies change from time to time and were going through a big change now. 1968 tragedies threw America into turmoil

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 15A 66504-1(386) 362-33006212 Hwy 129 N. Live Oak, FL | www.jwhillauctions.com J.W. HILL& ASSOCIATESReal Estate Broker & Auction CompanyJohn W. HillBroker/Senior Auctioneer Cell 306-590-1214Monja SlaterRealtor Cell 386-249-9432 Our Inventory is Low...Homes are Selling! Now is the time to sell...Call us Today for Your FREE Comparative Market Analysis AB 2073 AU 2847 APRIL APRIL 4: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities, lasting for several days afterward. After being given the news of Kings killing, Sen. Robert Kennedy delivers a powerful speech in Indianapolis that many credit as the reason that city is spared riots. APRIL 5: A political plan known as the Action Programme is published by Czechoslovakian First Secretary Alexander Dubcek and his associates in the Communist Party. In it they acknowledge the importance of individual liberties and political and economic reforms. It is the basis for the Prague Spring and the ensuing Warsaw Pact invasion by the USSR in August. A PRIL 11: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation is a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion or national origin, and guarantees equal housing opportunities. APRIL 23-30: Students at Columbia University in New York City shut down the university and clash with NYPD officers in protest of the Vietnam War and the construction of an alleged segregated gymnasium in nearby Morningside Park. At least 30 Columbia students are suspended. MAYMAY 10: The United States and North Vietnam begin formal negotiations in Paris, bringing hope that the war might be settled quickly but talks rapidly degenerate. JUNEJUNE 3: Pop artist Andy Warhol is shot in his Manhattan studio by radical feminist Valerie Solanas. He is initially pronounced dead, but doctors are able to resuscitate him. JUNE 5: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after addressing a large crowd of supporters upon winning the California and South Dakota Democratic presidential primaries. The gunman is Sirhan Sirhan, a 24 year old Jordanian living in Los Angeles. Investigators believe the killer was angry about several of the candidates pro Israel speeches. Kennedy dies from his injuries the next day and is buried June 8. JUNE 8: James Earl Ray is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at Londons Heathrow Airport. The prison escapee had fled Memphis after the assassination, driving to Canada, then traveling to England and Portugal before his arrest. He would escape from prison briefly again in 1977 and eventually die in prison in 1998.IN POP CULTUREA PRIL 2: The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey premieres in Washington, D.C. APRIL 3: The movie Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and James Whitmore, is released. APRIL 29: The musical Hair officially opens on Broadway. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution, it becomes synonymous with the peace movement with its profanity, depictions of illegal drug use, racial overtones and nudity. It is considered the first rock musical. SECOND OF FOUR PARTS: It was perhaps the most turbulent year in modern history the deadliest year of the Vietnam War; the year many cities erupted in violence after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; the year in which Sen. Robert Kennedy was killed en route to securing the Democratic nomination for president. It was also the year in which President John F. Kennedys dream of putting a man on the moon moved closer to reality, as Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. On the 50th anniversary of that pivotal year, CNHI presents a quarterly look back at 1968 the year that changed America. Graphic by Kevin Burkett, (Logansport, Indiana) PharosTribune Getty Images

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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS APRIL 4-5, 2018 SHS track and eld hosts Senior Day LIVE OAK The Suwannee High track and eld teams hosted Senior Day on Thursday. SHS senior athletes rec ognized at the event were Ciandra Smith, Elexxis Davis, Abigail Gregory, Kelsey Middleton, Natalie Lord, Alexis Thompson, Zay McMillan, Logan Gray, Jeremiah Baptiste, John Fry, Timmy Choe, Joey Collazo-Gonzalez and Logan Martin. Not pictured is senior Micah Hilliard, who was competing at the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Uni versity of Florida, where he set an SHS school record in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:19.29. rf rfntb Lafayette tops Hamilton County in pitchers duel michael.jones@ganews.com MAYO Chi Chi Purcell is starting to starting to establish himself as a big-game pitcher. The Lafayette senior tossed a complete-game three-hitter rnt tnb nt SEE LAFAYETTE, PAGE 2B Love, Yulee shut down Suwannee Love, Yulee shut down Suwannee By Mike Jones michael.jones@gaflnews.com LIVE OAK With an ERA below 1.00 and big strikeouts numbers, Nick Love has been a standout pitcher this season for Yulee. He held Suwannee to three hits Friday as the Hornets earned a 2-0 victory. Working fast and staying in rhythm the entire game, Love finished with 11 strikeouts. Thats a type of pitcher you schedule to see, because you know they are going to challenge you, SHS coach Justin Bruce said of Love. We didnt do enough as a team to put him in pressure situations. Late in the game, we were taking too big of swings instead of putting it in play. We didnt cause him to have to work. Suwannees first hit didnt come until the fourth inning when Bo Bonds lined a hanging curveball to left field for a single. Trett Wadford finished 2-2 with a walk, but the Bulldogs never got a runner past second base. Yulee (11-4) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning and tacked on another run in the sixth. Hueston Morrill started the game for Suwannee and pitched six strong innings, allowing one earned run while striking out six. Bonds came on to pitch the final inning and struck out two. Weve got pitchers who are pitching well enough to win. Defense behind them has been our downfall, said Bruce, whose team committed two errors Friday. Once we can put a full game together, were going to be in better shape in those high-pressure games. UP NEXT: Suwannee (7-7, 1-1) has two big district games this week against Bolles. SHS travels to Jacksonville on Thursday and then hosts Bolles on Friday. Wadford 2-2, BB Bonds 1-3, 1 inning pitched, 2 strikeouts H Morrill 6 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 4 hits, 6 strikeouts Caption: Josh Wharton makes a sliding stop to deny Yulee a hit. Photo: Paul Buchanan (suwanneesports.com) R H E Yulee 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 Suwannee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 Wadford 2-2, BB Bonds 1-3, 1 inning pitched, 2 strikeouts H Morrill 6 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 4 hits, 6 strike outs michael.jones@gaflnews.com LIVE OAK With an ERA below 1.00 and big strikeouts numbers, Nick Love has been a standout pitcher this season for Yulee. He held Suwannee to three hits Friday as the Hornets earned a 2-0 victory. Working fast and staying in rhythm the entire game, Love finished with 11 strikeouts. Thats a type of pitcher you schedule to see, because you know they are going to challenge you, SHS coach Justin Bruce said of Love. We didnt do enough as a team to put him in pressure situations. Late in the game, we were taking too big of swings instead of putting it in play. We didnt cause him to have to work. Suwannees first hit didnt come until the fourth inning when Bo Bonds lined a hang ing curveball to left field for a single. Trett Wadford finished 2-2 with a walk, but the Bull dogs never got a runner past second base. Yulee (11-4) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning and tacked on another run in the sixth. Hueston Morrill started the game for Suwannee and pitched six strong innings, allowing one earned run while striking out six. Bonds came on to pitch the final inning and struck out two. Weve got pitchers who are pitching well enough to win. Defense behind them has been our downfall, said Bruce, whose team committed two er rors Friday. Once we can put a full game together, were going to be in better shape in those high-pressure games. UP NEXT: Suwannee (77, 1-1) has two big district games this week against Bolles. SHS travels to Jack sonville on Thursday and then hosts Bolles on Friday. rf bnbt

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2B Thursday to help the Hornets topple Hamilton County 3-1. It was Purcells second straight district win he defeated Madison County on March 22 and fourth consecutive win on the mound. Purcell got ahead of hitters, putting forth another ef cient performance that allowed him to pitch the entire way. I knew if we could get a couple runs I felt pret ty good about holding the lead because Chi Chi is throwing really well, said Lafayette coach Tim Hanson. The focal point has been throwing a pile of strikes, throw to contact and let the defense play behind you. The only run Purcell allowed was unearned. Hit ting with one out in the top of the sixth, Javy Zamora reached second base on a dropped fly ball. He later scored on a wild pitch. Zamora also picked up one of the Trojans three hits, along with Preston Parks and Brad Peacock. We competed until the end. Thats all you can ask for, said HCHS coach Chris Howard. Got to give Continued From Page 1B Lafayette Sports credit to Purcell he was the man tonight. He kept the ball down in the zone, had his changeup working well and his curveball. He was tough. Purcell and Caleb Land had two hits apiece for the Hornets, who scored once in the first inning and then picked up two important runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead. Land started the fifth inning with a double and Purcell followed with a single. Land scored from third base thanks to a wellplaced safety-squeeze bunt from Kerby Hanson. Jar rett Pearson drove in Purcell with a fielders choice grounder. Pearson hustled hard down the line and beat the throw to first base to prevent a double play that would have ended the inning. Those runs were big, said Tim Hanson. In games like this, runs are such a premium. Weve been working on those things in prac tice give me a groundball to see if we can score somebody from third and put down that bunt to see if we can score. I was glad to see we did that because weve been working on it. Purcell finished with eight strikeouts. He was in an early battle with Zamora, the Trojans pitcher. Zamora struck out seven and threw well for the rst four innings, but he was forced to exit because of a high pitch count. Lafayette tops Hamilton County in pitchers duel By Mike Jones michael.jones@gaflnews.com MAYO Chi Chi Purcell is starting to starting to establish himself as a big-game pitcher. The Lafayette senior tossed a complete-game three-hitter Thursday to help the Hornets topple Hamilton County 3-1. It was Purcells second straight district win he defeated Madison County on March 22 and fourth consecutive win on the mound. Purcell got ahead of hitters, putting forth another efficient performance that allowed him to pitch the entire way. I knew if we could get a couple runs I felt pretty good about holding the lead because Chi Chi is throwing really well, said Lafayette coach Tim Hanson. The focal point has been throwing a pile of strikes, throw to contact and let the defense play behind you. The only run Purcell allowed was unearned. Hitting with one out in the top of the sixth, Javy Zamora reached second base on a dropped fly ball. He later scored on a wild pitch. Zamora also picked up one of the Trojans three hits, along with Preston Parks and Brad Peacock. We competed until the end. Thats all you can ask for, said HCHS coach Chris Howard. Got to give credit to Purcell he was the man tonight. He kept the ball down in the zone, had his changeup working well and his curveball. He was tough. Purcell and Caleb Land had two hits apiece for the Hornets, who scored once in the first inning and then picked up two important runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead. Land started the fifth inning with a double and Purcell followed with a single. Land scored from third base thanks to a well-placed safety-squeeze bunt from Kerby Hanson. Jarrett Pearson drove in Purcell with a fielders choice grounder. Pearson hustled hard down the line and beat the throw to first base to prevent a double play that would have ended the inning. Those runs were big, said Tim Hanson. In games like this, runs are such a premium. Weve been working on those things in practice give me a groundball to see if we can score somebody from third and put down that bunt to see if we can score. I was glad to see we did that because weve been working on it. Purcell finished with eight strikeouts. He was in an early battle with Zamora, the Trojans pitcher. Zamora struck out seven and threw well for the first four innings, but he was forced to exit because of a high pitch count. He allowed one unearned run in four innings. UP NEXT: Lafayette (7-4) hosts Fort White on Thursday. Hamilton County (7-6) hosts Columbia on Thursday. Lafayette Beach 1-4, 1 run, stolen base Richardson 1-3, BB Land 2-4, 2 doubles, 1 run Purcell 2-3, RBI, BB, 1 run 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 unearned run, 8 strikeouts Hanson 1-2, RBI Pearson 0-3, RBI Severance 1-2, HBP Hamilton County Zamora 1-3, 1 run 4 innings pitched, 4 hits, seven strikeouts, 1 unearned run Parks 1-3 Peacock 1-2 Driggers 2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 runs R H E Hamilton County 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 Lafayette 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 1 He allowed one unearned run in four innings. UP NEXT: Lafayette (7-4) hosts Fort White on Thurs day. Hamilton County (7-6) hosts Columbia on Thurs day. Lafayette Beach 1-4, 1 run, stolen base Richardson 1-3, BB Land 2-4, 2 doubles, 1 run Purcell 2-3, RBI, BB, 1 run 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 unearned run, 8 strikeouts Hanson 1-2, RBI Pearson 0-3, RBI Severance 1-2, HBP Hamilton County Zamora 1-3, 1 run 4 innings pitched, 4 hits, sev en strikeouts, 1 unearned run Parks 1-3 Peacock 1-2 Driggers 2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 runs LHS soccer standout signs with Warner michael.jones@ganews.com MAYO Oshean Simpson has been passionate about soccer for a long time. Growing up, he got started by making a goal out of his grandfathers irrigation pipes and using chicken house wiring as the net. His love for the game continued to grow and so did the amount of time he put into practicing. Then, right before his freshman year at Lafayette, he made the decision to focus even more on soc cer. Ive always loved it, Simpson said. I really got into soccer when I was going from eighth grade to ninth grade, moving up to varsity. The world cup was on TV thats when I really got inspired and decided I want to dedicate my time to soccer. His dedication led to some outstand ing seasons at LHS where he had 59 goals and 22 assists as a four-year play er. On March 28, he signed with Warner University (Lake Wales, Florida) to play college soccer. Its a big honor, Simpson said. Weve only had three or four kids from the school sign for soccer. Its a really big deal to me. Simpson recorded eight hat tricks during his high school career, none more memorable than his three-goal game against Maclay on Dec. 8, 2016. A sophomore at the time, Simpson led LHS to a 4-4 tie against the powerhouse Marauders, who won every other district game that season except for that tie. We didnt expect to hold up with them, Simpson said. We had gotten blown out by them several times. That night I just had it in me. That was my best memory. Lafayette soccer coach Stephen Clark spoke about Simpsons hard work and the accomplishment of signing to play in college. Soccer has really been his life. I ha vent had a more hard-working player than Oshean the past few years, Clark said. He puts it all out there practice and games each and every time he goes out. We dont have a lot of guys sign every year. So I hope he knows how big an accomplishment it is and how proud we all are of him. rfnfrtbftt f 65943-1 tnnrfrnfrb rfntrb ffnttnftnrr nffnf SHS sports notebook Wheeler, Penn State win NIT Former Bulldog Jamari Wheeler capped off a great freshman season at Penn State by winning the NIT (National Invitation Tournament). Wheeler dished out an assist in the Nittany Lions 82-66 win against Utah on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. For the season, Wheeler had 52 steals and 56 assists while averaging 2 points per game in 39 games for Penn State. He made three starts. His best game came Nov. 24 when he totaled 14 points, seven rebounds, ve steals and four assists against Oral Roberts. Four Suwannee weightlifters qualify for state tournament Skyler Fritz, Chase Clark, Brantley Roberson and KJ Scott have qualied for the FHSAA Class 1A State Weightlifting Finals that will be held Friday at Ar nold High School. The four qualied through a regional meet March 24 at Baker County. Fritz (119-pound division) lifted a total of 315 in the bench press and clean and jerk. Clark (129-pound class) lifted 425 pounds. Roberson (139 pounds) lifted a total of 430. Scott (219 pounds) lifted 560 pounds. Clark was both a dis trict champ and a regional champ. Of the 20 state qual iers in his weight class, Clark had the second-best regional total. Only Alex Smith of Anclote, who lift ed 455 pounds, was better. SHS football team hard at work The Suwannee High foot ball team has been working hard in the morning looking to get ready for the up coming season. The spring season is less than a month away.

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 3B Over the past several months of counsel ing, I noticed that several of the cases I was working on had something in common. In fact, I began to recognize this very same culprit showing up in everyday con versations with friends, co-workers and family. His name is Assumption. The dic tionary denes assumption as a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Much to the detriment of our relationships, we all assume things. In other words, we think we know what another per son is thinking, or why they made a certain decision, or acted a certain way. Even worse, we are so sure that our assumptions are cor rect that we base our response to what was said or done solely on what we think is true without ever bothering to ask the other party. Anybody else want to admit guilt here? This was on my mind when I came across a story in the Old Testament book of Joshua recently. Joshua 22:10-34 recounts a story about assumption that ends well, so it is de nitely worth our attention. The children of Israel were looking for ward to a time of rest after conquering the Promised Land under Joshuas leadership, and dividing the land between each tribe. The tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh had received their land on the east side of the Jordan River, but crossed over to help their brothers ght for the rest of the territory. Now, upon returning to their land, they built an altar by the Jordan River. When the other tribes heard of it, the whole assembly of the people of Israel gathered at Shiloh to make war against them(Joshua 22:12). Their assumptions rise to the top as they accuse the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh of building the altar to rebel against the Lord. Thankfully, they sent one leader from each of the tribes to investigate. What they found to be true was just the opposite. The people of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh built the altar as a witness to the generations to come to conrm their com mitment to serve God, not rebel against him. And the report was good in the eyes of the people of Israel. And the people of Israel blessed God and spoke no more of making war against them to destroy the land where the people of Reuben and Gad were settled (Joshua 22:33). What a mess this could have been, and how many have we made by jumping to assume we know something with little to no proof. What do you say we try something different? Dont make assumptions. Find the cour age to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunder standings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Miguel Ruiz Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column writ ten by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@ windstream.net. Doctrinal views expressed on our Religion pages are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of The Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Save yourself trouble, avoid assumptions Heart Matters ...xing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 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This recipe for Sweet Potato Chorizo Mole from Joy Man ning and Tara Mataraza Desmonds Almost Meatless (Ten Speed Press) utilizes bittersweet chocolate as well. The result is a avorful dish thats sure to please. Sweet Potato Chorizo Mole Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: cup) spoon dried strained and reserved, tomatoes chopped tablespoons) drained can, drained and rinsed Try something new with sweet potato chorizo mole Directions: ing dish lightly with oil. To prepare the tomato mixture, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Slice the surface of the sausages lengthwise to remove the meat from the cas ings. Crumble the meat into the hot pan and saut for begins to brown. Add the onion and saut for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano and cook for 30 seconds more. Pour the reserved tomato juices into the pan to deglaze, scraping the bits from the bottom. Add the chopped tomatoes, cumin, chile powder, and chocolate. Stir to combine while the chocolate melts. Add the corn and black beans, reduce the heat to medium, and allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the water. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary. Meanwhile, to assemble and cook, spread one-third of the sweet potatoes on the bottom of the prepared bak ing dish, overlapping the slices. Scoop half the tomato mixture (a heaping cup) and spread evenly across the rst layer of potatoes. Top with one-third of the shred ded cheese. Repeat this layering process, ending with a layer of potatoes. Reserve the last third of the cheese. Once assembled, cover with foil, pushing it onto the until potatoes are fork tender (yellow sweet potatoes tend to take longer). Remove the foil and sprinkle the for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes to allow the layers to set up. Cut and serve with avocado and lime wedges. Gar nish with cilantro as desired. Hosting is a big responsibility that only gets bigger when food is being served. Hosts without much time on their hands to prepare foods for cocktail hour need only a few minutes to whip up the following recipe for Gor gonzola Canaps with Walnuts from A.J. Rathbuns Party Snacks! (Harvard Common Press). Gorgonzola Canaps with Walnuts Makes 30 canaps Ingredients: crumbled Gorgon zola cheese chopped walnuts round crackers cranberries minced fresh parsley Directions: 1. In a medium-size bowl, toss the Gorgonzola and walnuts. When tossing, be gentle, as you dont want to end up with big clumps. 2. Top each cracker with a small mound of the cheese mixture, pressing the mixture lightly onto each cracker to keep it from slipping off. Top each cracker with 3 or 4 cranberries, and sprinkle a touch of minced parsley on top of each. Simplify cocktail party prep

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4B Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship 44884-1 AIRLINE BA PTIST CHUR C H rf rfn ftr bfbfbr ffrrb rbf tfr Helping Families Follow Jesus rfntbrf ntfrftbfrrrfnffn nrrb rff f nf bfrnfrf ff Freedom is Herer fffntbtbt n b n ttb n n tnt n Pastor: Ronnie Sadler rfrr rf ntt bbfbb b fff ftb tt bftbt fntnbt rfnt Pastor: Bruce Branche rfntrbt fntfnr n btrfn n rtrttttf n tf n brt nr rfrntb rnn rb rn n rn rfntb rf ntnnb tnb n rfn rf ntbnb rf btn rf bntb rf f rf b rf Sunday Wednesday Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Youth Pastor: Daryl FletcherLocated at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo Renewing Hope and Building Lives r fntb rf nftb b nftffb tftf rfntbbn tttttt 59229-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 healthcorelibby@bellsouth.net John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated 59234-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak, FL(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506(Out of Suwannee County) 59225-1Please call Ninan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad hereOne of the most widely consumed substances in the world, caeine is found in varying amounts in coee, tea, chocolate, soda, and energy drinks. According to the marketing experts at Brandon Gaille, the United States leads the world in caeine consumption, taking in around 970 tons every year. e majority of that caeine is consumed in the form of coee. Although too much caeine has been linked to increased anxiety, insomnia and restlessness, those cups of Joe actually may have positive health benets when enjoyed in moderation. e National Institutes of Health advises that, since coee beans are loaded with protective compounds, they can help deliver caeine in healthy ways. When consumed in coee, caeine may help prevent certain diseases. Caeine, which is a mild stimulant by nature, has been linked to lower risks of Alzheimers disease. e NIH also says caeine may lower a persons risk of developing Parkinsons disease and other dementias, while also boosting concentration and memory. e biologically active compounds in coee also can help prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers. e research study, Adenosine, Adenosine Receptors and the Actions of Caeine, rst published in February 1995, states that caeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. When this occurs, the amount of other neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine and dopamine, can increase. is can improve the ring of neurons, leading to improvements in mood, memory, energy, and general cognitive function. For individuals looking to shed a little extra weight, caeine may help there, too. Several studies show that caeine can boost metabolic rate by three to 11 percent, according to Healthline. Coee, which boasts the vitamins B2, B5, B3, manganese, and potassium, delivers caeine and can be part of a nutritious diet and successful weight-management regimen. People prone to headaches and recurrent pain may nd caeine can help them manage those symptoms. Caeine is one of the main ingredients in some pain relievers. e University of Georgia also has found that a moderate dose of caeine (roughly that found in two cups of coee) can reduce post-workout pain by up to 48 percent. Whats more, e Journal of the American Medical Association notes that, when caeine is combined with other pain relievers, only 40 percent of the other drug was needed to provide the same level of ecacy. Coee and caeine provide various health benets and can be benecial when consumed in moderation. Anyone who wants to alter their caeine consumption should do so gradually to see how their body reacts to the changes. HEALTHY REASONS TO HEAD TO THE COFFEE SHOP Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. 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).

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rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea behind the new Tri-County Service Directory coming soon to the classified pages of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press!Call 386-362-1734 X102 for more info on how to place a small ad (thats the small packages part)to appear in all 3 of our publica tions which means the opportunity for your ad to be seen by approx. 4600 potential customers (and thats the big things part). FIND IT IN THE General Help Wanted 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. BOOKKEEPER Looking for an experienced, organized and motivated book keeper for a fast paced envi ronment. Must be efficient in QB includ ing Payroll, Excel & Word. Fax Cover letter and Resume to 386-364-4939. Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Suwan nee Valley Electric has an opening for a Member Service Rep who will be responsible for providing excellent services to the Members. A High School diploma or equivalent, with 2 years customer service, is required. To apply, email re sumes to aphillips@prdothan. com, complete an application in person, or online at www. partnerwithexperts.com by Fri day, 4/13/18. SVEC is an equal opportunity pro vider and employer. Professional Madison, FL: Director of Curriculum and Instruction. See www.nfcc.edu for details. 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 Furniture FOR SALE: Dressser w/mirror, arm chair w/cushion, table, TV, night stand & other furniture. Call for info & appt. 386-209-5830 Yard/Estate Sales 8364 CR 252, Live Oak, FL. Fri, Sat, 4/6 & 4/7, all day! YARD SALE. Tools, wheel barrow, fish cooker, home decor, old relics, lawn sweeper, kids items, lots more. STOP BY THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT OFFICE 521 Demorest Street, SE Live Oak, FL AND PLACE YOUR GA RAGE (YARD, ESTATE, OR MOVING) SALE AD IN TWO EDITIONS OF THE SU WANNEE DEMOCRAT TO RECEIVE A FREE GARAGE SALE KIT* *Kit contains: 3-11X13 Signs 1Pre-Sale Checklist 1Tipsheet for a Successful Sale 1Sheet of Price Stickers Hay for Sale FOR SALE: VERY GOOD PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY Approx. 500-lb rolls. $85 per roll-cash at the farm. Hank Sheddan, Live Oak, FL 386-590-1827 hws332@yahoo.com Misc Items Wanted WANT TO BUY UNWANTED APPLIANCES Call (cell) 678-617-5560 or (386)792-3956 Misc Merchandise HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO CLEAR OUT SOME OF THE CLUTTER? RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE? MAYBE GET RID OF THAT UGLY (YOU THINK) VASE AUNT EDNA LEFT YOU IN HER WILL? WE CAN HELP! IF YOU CAN PART WITH ANY SINGLE UNWANTED ITEM FOR LESS THAN $500.00, YOU CAN RUN A 5-LINE AD WITH US FOR ONE WEEK AT NO CHARGE! (Offer restricted to one ad for one item within a 4-week period) CALL THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 386-362-1734 X102 Find it in the Classifieds! Land/Acreage FIVE ACRES Gorgeous Country Setting. Owner Finance, No Down. $29,900. Only $307/mo. 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Land/Acreage ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Homes For Rent ATTENTION RENTERS The Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority is now ac cepting applications for its Pub lic Housing units in Jasper, FL. Applications are being accepted for 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apart ments. For additional informa tion, call 1-800-365-9527 ext 5302 or 5307. Equal Housing Opportunity. FOR RENT: 3bd/2ba home. Newly renod, all new appl, in city of Live Oak, FL. quiet nbrhood. Credit check reqd. $1000/mo, 1st last, & $500 sec. 386-208-8545 Manufactured Homes On 5 beautiful ac near Dowling Park, FL: 3/2 MH. Fully furn & equipd. Avail 5/15 for 6mos-1yr. $1200/mo + 1 mo sec dep. Call 863-843-5469 for more info & appt to see. Roommates ROOMMATE WANTED to share nice home in great neighborhood in Live Oak, FL. $450/mo. Call 386-362-3768. Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375 ClassiedsAre In APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 5B 65944-1 ANFADVERTISING NETWORKS OF FLORIDA FLORIDA STATEWIDE Building Supplies SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N 62968-1 TRI-COUNTY SERVICE DIRECTORY Serving Suwannee, Hamilton & Lafayette Counties These businesses are ready to serve you.Tradesmen & Service Providers:Call now to place your ads 386-362-1734 x 102 62973-1 BYRDS POWER EQUIPMENTSales & Service All Makes & Models 11860 E. U.S. Hwy 27 Branford, Florida Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Open Saturdays 7 a.m. Noon(386) 935-1544 62981-1SUBURBAN PROPANE24-Hour Emergency Service Our Business is Customer Satisfaction 17460 High Springs Main St. High Springs, FL 1717 Howard St. West Live Oak, FL www.suburbanpropane.com 386-454-3690 CALL TODAY 386-362-1734 Xl02 or send e-mail to: louise.sheddan@ ganews.com to place your ad in The Tri-County Service Directory62988-1

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By Kyla Brewer TV Media As prime-time romances go, few are as compelling ever after in a new season of New Girl, premiering cherish these last moments with Jess and the gang. At the end of season 6, Jess confessed her feelings for In typical Jess Day fashion, series star Deschanel season. scenarios in the last season, she said. The writers whom left the loft to move in with his girlfriend in the praised the performances of Deschanel, Schmidt and place over two nights at the legendary Hollywood Welcome back, Jess: 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 .SLR\003\000IKIRH\003E\W\003WIIR\003MR\003\261.\IWYW\003'LVMWX\003YTIVWXEV\003\000MZI\003MR\003'SRGIVX\262 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 6B APRIL 4 & 5, 2018

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 10B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know NEED TO PLACE A LEGAL AD? CONTA CTNORTH FLORIDACLASSI F IEDS 386-362-1734 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ITB-CRA02-2018 CITY OF LIVE OAK / CRA BUILDING DEMOLITION / ASBESTOS REMOVAL & ABATEMENT SERVICES The City of Live Oak / Community Re development Agency, herein referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bids marked SEALED BID for CITY OF LIVE OAK / CRA BUILDING DEMOLITION / ASBESTOS REMOV AL & ABATEMENT SERVICES. Bid packages will be received by the City of Live Oak City Clerk for the Demoli tion of the Old Suwannee Meat Pack ing commercial structure and founda tion, located at 780 Cooper St SE, Live Oak, FL 32064 Proposals shall be addressed to the City of Live Oak / CRA Attn.: Kim Smiley, CPP Purchas ing Agent 101 White Ave. S.E. Live Oak, Florida 32064 Proposals shall be delivered to the City Clerks Office, located at 101 White Avenue, SE, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 no later than 2:00 P.M. on May 10, 2018 Proposals shall be desig nated as SEALED BID for CITY OF LIVE OAK / CRA BUILDING DEM OLITION / ASBESTOS REMOVAL & ABATEMENT SERVICES . All bids must be submitted in triplicate. Any bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:05 P.M. on May 10, 2018 at City Hall, Council Cham bers at the above address. Interested parties should contact Kim Smiley, CPP Purchasing Agent, KSmiley@cityofliveoak.org (386) 362-2276 for a complete set of bid documents. Bidding Documents will be transmitted electronically to inter ested parties at no charge. Bidding documents may also be downloaded directly from the City of Live Oaks website, www.cityofliveoak.org under the Public Notices Tab. A Mandatory Pre-Bid on-site meet ing and location inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. on location at 780 Cooper St. SE, Live Oak, FL 32064. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. The City of Live Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, a secu rity in conformance with the conditions provided in the Bid Documents. City of Live Oak, Florida Ron E. Williams, City Manager Address:101 White Avenue S.E. Live Oak, Florida 32064 04/04, 04/06/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2018-45 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT V. BOLKS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert V. Bolks deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Flor ida 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 April 4, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: William B. Brannon, Jr. E-Mail Address: bill.brannon68@gmail.com Florida Bar No. 327484 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle Lake City, Florida 32055 Telephone: (386) 755-3456 Personal Representative: Susan K. Oliver 230 Lexington Circle Athens, Georgia 30605 04/04, 04/11/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 61-2014-CA-000179 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 20068 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GEORGIA D. TEFFT A/K/A GEOR GIA DARLEEN TEFFT, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursu ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore closure Sale dated March 15, 2018, and entered in Case No. 61-2014CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., As Trustee for The Certificateholders Of Bank Of America Alternative Loan Trust 20068 Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 2006-8, is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trust ees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, deceased, Jeffery Allan Tefft, Jr., as an Heir of the Estate Of Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, de ceased, Stephanie L. Tefft, as an Heir of the Estate of Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, deceased, are defendants, the Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio/ Dr. MLK, Jr. Avenue, Live Oak, Flori da 32064, Suwannee County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 10th day of May, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PART OF THE NORTH WEST ONE FOURTH OF NORTH WEST ONE FOURTH OF SECTION 15 TOWN SHIP 3 SOUTH RANGE 11 EAST SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15 THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 687.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MIN UTES 12 SECONDS EAST A DIS TANCE OF 573.16 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MIN UTES 20 SECONDS WEST A DIS TANCE OF 380.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MIN UTES 12 SECONDS WEST A DIS TANCE OF 573.16 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 20 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 12068 225TH RD, LIVE OAK, FL 32064 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 with in 60 days after the sale. Dated in Suwannee County, Florida this 20th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Clerk of the Circuit Court Suwannee County, Florida By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to participate should call the ADA Co ordinator, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770. 04/04, 04/11/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 61-2014-CA-000179 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 20068 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GEORGIA D. TEFFT A/K/A GEOR GIA DARLEEN TEFFT, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursu ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore closure Sale dated March 15, 2018, and entered in Case No. 61-2014CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., As Trustee for The Certificateholders Of Bank Of America Alternative Loan Trust 20068 Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 2006-8, is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trust ees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, deceased, Jeffery Allan Tefft, Jr., as an Heir of the Estate Of Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, de ceased, Stephanie L. Tefft, as an Heir of the Estate of Georgia D. Tefft a/k/a Georgia Darleen Tefft, deceased, are defendants, the Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front steps of the Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio/ Dr. MLK, Jr. Avenue, Live Oak, Flori da 32064, Suwannee County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 10th day of May, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PART OF THE NORTH WEST ONE FOURTH OF NORTH WEST ONE FOURTH OF SECTION 15 TOWN SHIP 3 SOUTH RANGE 11 EAST SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15 THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 687.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MIN UTES 12 SECONDS EAST A DIS TANCE OF 573.16 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MIN UTES 20 SECONDS WEST A DIS TANCE OF 380.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MIN UTES 12 SECONDS WEST A DIS TANCE OF 573.16 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 20 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 12068 225TH RD, LIVE OAK, FL 32064 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 with in 60 days after the sale. Dated in Suwannee County, Florida this 20th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Clerk of the Circuit Court Suwannee County, Florida By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to participate should call the ADA Co ordinator, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770. 04/04, 04/11/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CA-000048 VALIDATION OF $1,000,000 SCHOOL BOARD OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SUWAN NEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a school board organized and existing un der the laws of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the taxpayers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Flor ida, including non-residents own ing property or subject to taxation therein, and others claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of the bonds herein described or to be affected in any way thereby, Defendants. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO THE SEVER AL TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWN ERS AND CITIZENS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, INCLUD ING NON RESIDENTS OWNING PROP ERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THERE IN, AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE PLAIN TIFFS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY: Plaintiff, the School Board of Suwan nee County, Florida (Plaintiff), hav ing filed its Complaint for Validation (Complaint) in this action pursuant to chapter 75, Florida Statutes, seeking to deter mine the authority of the Plain tiff to issue its Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018, in the amount of not to exceed $1,000,000 (Bonds) (a more particular descrip tion of the Bonds being con tained in the Complaint), to determine the legal ity of the pro ceedings had and taken in connection there with, and the legal ity of the provisions, covenants and agreements contained therein and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seek ing a judgment of this Court to validate the proceedings for the Bonds, the revenues pledged for the payment thereof, and the Bonds when issued pursuant thereto, and the Complaint now having been presented to this Court, for entry of an Order to Show Cause pursuant to chapter 75, Florida Statutes, and the Court being fully advised in the premises: IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, through the State Attorney of the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida, and the several tax payers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Florida, includ ing non residents owning property or subject to taxation therein, and others claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issu ance of the Bonds or to be affected in any way thereby, be and they are each hereby required to appear and show cause, if any there be, before this Court on May 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., in the Chambers of the undersigned Circuit Judge at the Suwannee Coun ty Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Ave nue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, why the prayers of the Complaint should not be granted and why the pro ceedings for the Bonds when issued pursuant thereto and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Order to Show Cause be published in the man ner required by section 75.06, Florida Statutes. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by such publi cation of this Order to Show Cause all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Flori da, including non residents owning property or subject to taxation therein, and all others having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of the Bonds or to be affected in any way thereby, or the validity of the Bonds, or of any rev enues pledged for payment thereof, or of the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the Bonds, including any remedies provided for their collection, be and they are made parties defen dant to this proceeding, and that this Court shall have jurisdiction of them to the same extent as if named as defen dants in the Complaint and personally served with process in this cause. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Live Oak, Suwannee County, Flori da, this 26th day of March, 2018. /s/ David W. Fina DAVID W. FINA CIRCUIT JUDGE If you are a person with a disabili ty who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carri na Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055 (386) 758-2163, cooper.carrina@jud3. flcourts.org, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 04/04, 04/11/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CA-000048 VALIDATION OF $1,000,000 SCHOOL BOARD OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SUWAN NEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a school board organized and existing un der the laws of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the taxpayers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Flor ida, including non-residents own ing property or subject to taxation therein, and others claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of the bonds herein described or to be affected in any way thereby, Defendants. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO THE SEVER AL TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWN ERS AND CITIZENS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, INCLUD ING NON RESIDENTS OWNING PROP ERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THERE IN, AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE PLAIN TIFFS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY: Plaintiff, the School Board of Suwan nee County, Florida (Plaintiff), hav ing filed its Complaint for Validation (Complaint) in this action pursuant to chapter 75, Florida Statutes, seeking to deter mine the authority of the Plain tiff to issue its Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018, in the amount of not to exceed $1,000,000 (Bonds) (a more particular descrip tion of the Bonds being con tained in the Complaint), to determine the legal ity of the pro ceedings had and taken in connection there with, and the legal ity of the provisions, covenants and agreements contained therein and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seek ing a judgment of this Court to validate the proceedings for the Bonds, the revenues pledged for the payment thereof, and the Bonds when issued pursuant thereto, and the Complaint now having been presented to this Court, for entry of an Order to Show Cause pursuant to chapter 75, Florida Statutes, and the Court being fully advised in the premises: IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, through the State Attorney of the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida, and the several tax payers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Florida, includ ing non residents owning property or subject to taxation therein, and others claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issu ance of the Bonds or to be affected in any way thereby, be and they are each hereby required to appear and show cause, if any there be, before this Court on May 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., in the Chambers of the undersigned Circuit Judge at the Suwannee Coun ty Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Ave nue, Live Oak, Florida 32064, why the prayers of the Complaint should not be granted and why the pro ceedings for the Bonds when issued pursuant thereto and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Order to Show Cause be published in the man ner required by section 75.06, Florida Statutes. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by such publi cation of this Order to Show Cause all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of Suwannee County, Flori da, including non residents owning property or subject to taxation therein, and all others having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issuance of the Bonds or to be affected in any way thereby, or the validity of the Bonds, or of any rev enues pledged for payment thereof, or of the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the Bonds, including any remedies provided for their collection, be and they are made parties defen dant to this proceeding, and that this Court shall have jurisdiction of them to the same extent as if named as defen dants in the Complaint and personally served with process in this cause. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Live Oak, Suwannee County, Flori da, this 26th day of March, 2018. /s/ David W. Fina DAVID W. FINA CIRCUIT JUDGE If you are a person with a disabili ty who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carri na Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055 (386) 758-2163, cooper.carrina@jud3. flcourts.org, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 04/04, 04/11/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-40 IN RE: Estate of ADAM THOMAS BRANTLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Adam Thomas Brantley, deceased, Case No. 2018CP-40, the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064; that the Dece dents date of death was September 2, 2017; that the total value of the non-exempt assets of the estate is $0.00 and the name and address of the individual to whom the assets have been assigned by such order is Justin Waters, whose address is 10332 34th Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE IN ACCOR DANCE WITH 733.702(1), FLORIDA STATUTES OR THE CLAIM WILL BE BARRED. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICBLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is April 4, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey ROSE DECKER CHAUNCEY THE CHAUNCEY LAW FIRM, P.A. FLORIDA BAR NO. 47021 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Ad dress Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: rdc@chaunceylaw.com Person Giving Notice: /s/ Gina Waters GINA WATERS 10357 34th Place Live Oak, Florida 32060 04/04, 04/11/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CP-40 IN RE: Estate of ADAM THOMAS BRANTLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Adam Thomas Brantley, deceased, Case No. 2018CP-40, the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064; that the Dece dents date of death was September 2, 2017; that the total value of the non-exempt assets of the estate is $0.00 and the name and address of the individual to whom the assets have been assigned by such order is Justin Waters, whose address is 10332 34th Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the Dece dent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the Decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE IN ACCOR DANCE WITH 733.702(1), FLORIDA STATUTES OR THE CLAIM WILL BE BARRED. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICBLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is April 4, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey ROSE DECKER CHAUNCEY THE CHAUNCEY LAW FIRM, P.A. FLORIDA BAR NO. 47021 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Ad dress Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: rdc@chaunceylaw.com Person Giving Notice: /s/ Gina Waters GINA WATERS 10357 34th Place Live Oak, Florida 32060 04/04, 04/11/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 04/04/2018 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in SUWANNEE County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or re tain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 10 Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 3 and 5 School Board: Districts 3, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Suwannee County Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 04/04, 04/11/2018 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Es tado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de SUWANNEE, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEM BRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los sigui entes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegober nador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 10 Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judi cial: grupos 2, 3 y 5 Junta Escolar: distritos 3, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin del Conda do de Suwannee: grupos 2 y 4 04/04, 04/11/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District Draft Air Permit No. 1210467-004-AC Suwan nee County Solid Waste Department Suwannee County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Suwannee County Solid Waste Department. The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Randy Harris, County Manager, Suwannee County Solid Waste Department, 13150 SW 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Facility Location: Suwannee County Solid Waste Department operates the municipal solid waste landfill and air curtain incinerator, which are locat ed in Suwannee County at 10901 S. 144th Street, Live Oak, Florida Project: The facility operates an Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner that utilizes an earthen trench. The unit is designed for the high temperature burning of yard trash, forest slash, land clearing debris and untreated wood waste. Particulate matter and unconfined particulate matter emis sions are generated from the wood burning process, transportation and stockpiling of materials. Pollutant emissions (including HAP emissions) are below Title V major source thresh olds. No add-on controls are utilized at the facility. The unit has a maximum incineration rate of 6 tons/hour and the fuel con sumption rate of the diesel engine is approximately 2.5 gallons/hour. The proposed construction project authorizes an increase in operation hours for the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner (EU001) from 275 hours per year to 1300 hours per year. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provi sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed proj ect is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is re quired to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Northeast District. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Flori da 32256. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 8800 Baymead ows Way West, Suite 100, Jackson ville, Florida 32256. The Permitting Authoritys phone number is (904) 256-1700. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Per mitting Authority. The complete proj ect file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and in formation submitted by the applicant (exclusive of confidential records un der Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for addi tional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addi tion, electronic copies of these docu ments are available on the following web site: https://fIdep.dep.state.fI.us/air/ emission/apds/default.asp Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner will not adversely im pact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Find Permit in accordance with the con ditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an adminis trative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accor dance with this notice results in a dif ferent decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authori ty will accept written comments con cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Writ ten comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signif icant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions filed by any persons oth er than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Au thority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. A petition for administra tive hearing must contain the informa tion set forth below and must be filed (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Agency_Clerk@dep.state.fl.us before the deadline. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presid ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Author itys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, ad dress, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petition ers representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the peti tioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determina tion; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts al leged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys pro posed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifica tion of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the al leged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stat ing precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the ma terial facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same in formation as set forth above, as re quired by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public No tice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Per sons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap plication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 04/04/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District Draft Air Permit No. 1210467-004-AC Suwan nee County Solid Waste Department Suwannee County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Suwannee County Solid Waste Department. The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Randy Harris, County Manager, Suwannee County Solid Waste Department, 13150 SW 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Facility Location: Suwannee County Solid Waste Department operates the municipal solid waste landfill and air curtain incinerator, which are locat ed in Suwannee County at 10901 S. 144th Street, Live Oak, Florida Project: The facility operates an Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner that utilizes an earthen trench. The unit is designed for the high temperature burning of yard trash, forest slash, land clearing debris and untreated wood waste. Particulate matter and unconfined particulate matter emis sions are generated from the wood burning process, transportation and stockpiling of materials. Pollutant emissions (including HAP emissions) are below Title V major source thresh olds. No add-on controls are utilized at the facility. The unit has a maximum incineration rate of 6 tons/hour and the fuel con sumption rate of the diesel engine is approximately 2.5 gallons/hour. The proposed construction project authorizes an increase in operation hours for the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner (EU001) from 275 hours per year to 1300 hours per year. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provi sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed proj ect is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is re quired to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Northeast District. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Flori da 32256. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 8800 Baymead ows Way West, Suite 100, Jackson ville, Florida 32256. The Permitting Authoritys phone number is (904) 256-1700. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Per mitting Authority. The complete proj ect file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and in formation submitted by the applicant (exclusive of confidential records un der Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for addi tional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addi tion, electronic copies of these docu ments are available on the following web site: https://fIdep.dep.state.fI.us/air/ emission/apds/default.asp Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner will not adversely im pact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Find Permit in accordance with the con ditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an adminis trative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accor dance with this notice results in a dif ferent decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authori ty will accept written comments con cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Writ ten comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signif icant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions filed by any persons oth er than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Au thority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. A petition for administra tive hearing must contain the informa tion set forth below and must be filed (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Agency_Clerk@dep.state.fl.us before the deadline. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presid ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Author itys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, ad dress, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petition ers representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the peti tioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determina tion; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts al leged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys pro posed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifica tion of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the al leged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stat ing precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the ma terial facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same in formation as set forth above, as re quired by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public No tice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Per sons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap plication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 04/04/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District Draft Air Permit No. 1210467-004-AC Suwan nee County Solid Waste Department Suwannee County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Suwannee County Solid Waste Department. The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Randy Harris, County Manager, Suwannee County Solid Waste Department, 13150 SW 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Facility Location: Suwannee County Solid Waste Department operates the municipal solid waste landfill and air curtain incinerator, which are locat ed in Suwannee County at 10901 S. 144th Street, Live Oak, Florida Project: The facility operates an Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner that utilizes an earthen trench. The unit is designed for the high temperature burning of yard trash, forest slash, land clearing debris and untreated wood waste. Particulate matter and unconfined particulate matter emis sions are generated from the wood burning process, transportation and stockpiling of materials. Pollutant emissions (including HAP emissions) are below Title V major source thresh olds. No add-on controls are utilized at the facility. The unit has a maximum incineration rate of 6 tons/hour and the fuel con sumption rate of the diesel engine is approximately 2.5 gallons/hour. The proposed construction project authorizes an increase in operation hours for the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner (EU001) from 275 hours per year to 1300 hours per year. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provi sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed proj ect is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is re quired to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Northeast District. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Flori da 32256. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 8800 Baymead ows Way West, Suite 100, Jackson ville, Florida 32256. The Permitting Authoritys phone number is (904) 256-1700. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Per mitting Authority. The complete proj ect file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and in formation submitted by the applicant (exclusive of confidential records un der Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for addi tional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addi tion, electronic copies of these docu ments are available on the following web site: https://fIdep.dep.state.fI.us/air/ emission/apds/default.asp Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the Air Burners, LLC Air Curtain Incinerator Model No. T-400 Trench Burner will not adversely im pact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Find Permit in accordance with the con ditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an adminis trative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accor dance with this notice results in a dif ferent decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authori ty will accept written comments con cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Writ ten comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a signif icant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions filed by any persons oth er than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Au thority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. A petition for administra tive hearing must contain the informa tion set forth below and must be filed (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Agency_Clerk@dep.state.fl.us before the deadline. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presid ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Author itys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, ad dress, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petition ers representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the peti tioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determina tion; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts al leged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys pro posed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifica tion of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the al leged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stat ing precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the ma terial facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same in formation as set forth above, as re quired by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public No tice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Per sons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap plication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 04/04/2018

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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 11B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000026CAAXMX PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Gary E. Stein; Unknown Spouse of Gary E. Stein; Cross Roads Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to Order Canceling and Re scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 13, 2018, entered in Case No. 17000026CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Hamilton County, Florida, wherein Pennymac Loan Services, LLC is the Plaintiff and Gary E. Stein; Unknown Spouse of Gary E. Stein; Cross Roads Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the south front door of the courthouse, 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, FL 32052, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 18th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, CROSSROADS ESTATES, PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 19-21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 19th day of February, 2018. (Court Seal) W. Greg Godwin As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who requires accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Individuals with a dis ability who require special accom modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, 173 NE Her nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-7428, with in two (2) business days of receipt of this notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 03/29, 04/05/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-13 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOE BURWELL STALLINGS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Within three months from the time of the first publication of this notice, you are required to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Florida 32052 a written and verified statement of any claim or demand you may have against the estate of JOE BURWELL STALLINGS deceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 8th day of March, 2018. /s/ Donald Rudser Donald K. Rudser Florida Bar No. 120735 P.O. Box 948 Jasper, Florida 32052 (386) 792-1933 rudserd@windstream.net Attorney for the Personal Representative 03/29, 04/05/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000012CAAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI CIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTH ERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTER EST IN THE ESTATE OF MONTINE C. HALL, DECEASED, et. al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BEN EFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MON TINE C. HALL, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown if he/ she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi tors, trustees, and all parties claim ing an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being fore closed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT #24 OF LAKEWOOD FOREST WEST SUBDIVISION AS RECORD ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 76 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Ra ton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Hamilton County, Florida, this 19th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 04/05, 04/12/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000012CAAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI CIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTH ERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTER EST IN THE ESTATE OF MONTINE C. HALL, DECEASED, et. al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BEN EFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MON TINE C. HALL, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown if he/ she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi tors, trustees, and all parties claim ing an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being fore closed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT #24 OF LAKEWOOD FOREST WEST SUBDIVISION AS RECORD ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 76 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Ra ton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Hamilton County, Florida, this 19th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: mail@rasflaw.com 04/05, 04/12/2018 In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Lafayette County, Florida Case No: 2018-33-DR In The Interest of: Riley A. Smith Robert A. Fleming and Kathy M. Fleming Petitioners Brett Smith Respondent You are notified that an action for Pe tition for Temporary Custody by Ex tended Family has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to Karen D. Hatton, PA, Attorney for Peti tioners, PO Box 446, Mayo, FL 32060 On or before May 16, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of Court at 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32060, before service on the undersigned at torney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The Action is asking the Court to award Temporary Custody by Extend ed Family. Copies of all court documents in the case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and Email address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915) Future papers in this law suit will be mailed or emailed to the address(es) on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam ily Law Rule of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Fail ure to comply can result in sanc tions, including dismissal or strik ing of Pleadings. 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26/2018 Legals In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Lafayette County, Florida Case No: 2018-33-DR In The Interest of: Riley A. Smith Robert A. Fleming and Kathy M. Fleming Petitioners Brett Smith Respondent You are notified that an action for Pe tition for Temporary Custody by Ex tended Family has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to Karen D. Hatton, PA, Attorney for Peti tioners, PO Box 446, Mayo, FL 32060 On or before May 16, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of Court at 120 W Main Street, Mayo, FL 32060, before service on the undersigned at torney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The Action is asking the Court to award Temporary Custody by Extend ed Family. Copies of all court documents in the case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and Email address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915) Future papers in this law suit will be mailed or emailed to the address(es) on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam ily Law Rule of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Fail ure to comply can result in sanc tions, including dismissal or strik ing of Pleadings. 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-19 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF KENNETH MARTIN WALDROP, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Within three months from the time of the first publication of this notice, you are required to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Florida 32052 a written and verified statement of any claim or demand you may have against the estate of KENNETH MARTIN WALDROP de ceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. /s/ Donald Rudser Donald K. Rudser Florida Bar No. 120735 P.O. Box 948 Jasper, Florida 32052 (386) 792-1933 rudserd@windstream.net Attorney for the Personal Representative 04/05, 04/12/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2018-CP-19 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF KENNETH MARTIN WALDROP, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Within three months from the time of the first publication of this notice, you are required to file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 207 NE 1st Street, Jasper, Florida 32052 a written and verified statement of any claim or demand you may have against the estate of KENNETH MARTIN WALDROP de ceased. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the cred itor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver a copy of the claim to the clerk who shall furnish a copy to the personal representative. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. /s/ Donald Rudser Donald K. Rudser Florida Bar No. 120735 P.O. Box 948 Jasper, Florida 32052 (386) 792-1933 rudserd@windstream.net Attorney for the Personal Representative 04/05, 04/12/2018 JASPER SUPER STORAGE 1213 US HWY 129 N JASPER, FL 850-253-5584 The contents of the following storage units will be sold on April 12, 2018 at the address stated above: Angela Brinson Units 41 Unknown Occupant(s) Unit 39 Geri Hill Unit 43 03/29, 04/05/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 04/05/2018 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HAMILTON County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or re tain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 5 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 10 Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 3 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Hamilton Soil and Water Conserva tion District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 04/05, 04/12/2018 Legals **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HAMILTON County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or re tain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 5 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 10 Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 3 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Hamilton Soil and Water Conserva tion District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 04/05, 04/12/2018 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Esta do del Estado de la Florida, por el pre sente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HAMILTON, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocu pacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 5 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegober nador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 10 Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judi cial: grupos 2, 3 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Hamilton: grupos 1, 3 y 5 04/05, 04/12/2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 8109 NW CR 146 Jennings, FL 32053 Date: 04/16/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2014 VOLK VIN: 3VWD17AJ6EM409832 2008 HONDA VIN: 2HGFG11688H562820 04/05/2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals AGENDA, TOWN COUNCIL, TOWN OF MAYO, FLORIDA REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018, 7:00 P.M. TOWN HALL, COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM, 276 WEST MAIN STREET REGULAR MEETING 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes 3. Citizen Input 4. Old Business 5. Review Commercial Site Plan for Drummond Bank 6. Department Reports a. Sampson Roberts b. Aaron Lawson c. Mack Hinkle d. Sheriff Brian Lamb e. Lafayette Activities Group f. Severance Disposal 7. Miscellaneous Items 8. Pay Bills 9. Adjourn 04/05/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 342012CA000093CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CORY R. SNIDER A/K/A CORY RUSSELL SNIDER, et al Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed February 14, 2018 and entered in Case No. 342012CA 000093CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plain tiff, and CORY R. SNIDER A/K/A CORY RUSSELL SNIDER, et al are Defendants, the clerk, Steve Land, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 A.M. Lafay ette County Courthouse, North Door in accordance with Chapter 45, Flori da Statutes, on the 20th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, LYING SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 320, SIT UATED IN SECTION 9, TOWN SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 EAST, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COM MENCE AT THE NORTHEAST COR NER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 14.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 666.53 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 329.99 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DE GREES 15 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 159.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE GREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 270.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-0FWAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 320 (FORMERLY COUNTY ROAD NO. 251); THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 01 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 508.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Mayo, LAFAYETTE COUN TY, Florida, this 12th day of March 2018. (Court Seal) Steve Land Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk 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. Individuals with a disability who require special ac commodations in order to partici pate in a court proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of re ceipt of this notice to appear. Indi viduals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individ uals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 04/05, 04/12/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 342012CA000093CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CORY R. SNIDER A/K/A CORY RUSSELL SNIDER, et al Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur suant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed February 14, 2018 and entered in Case No. 342012CA 000093CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plain tiff, and CORY R. SNIDER A/K/A CORY RUSSELL SNIDER, et al are Defendants, the clerk, Steve Land, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 A.M. Lafay ette County Courthouse, North Door in accordance with Chapter 45, Flori da Statutes, on the 20th day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, LYING SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 320, SIT UATED IN SECTION 9, TOWN SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 EAST, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COM MENCE AT THE NORTHEAST COR NER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 14.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 666.53 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 329.99 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DE GREES 15 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 159.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE GREES 24 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 270.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-0FWAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 320 (FORMERLY COUNTY ROAD NO. 251); THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 01 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 508.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Mayo, LAFAYETTE COUN TY, Florida, this 12th day of March 2018. (Court Seal) Steve Land Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Hannah Owens As Deputy Clerk 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. Individuals with a disability who require special ac commodations in order to partici pate in a court proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of re ceipt of this notice to appear. Indi viduals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individ uals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 04/05, 04/12/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000108 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter; Stephen D. Baxter a/k/a Steve Baxter; Unknown Spouse of Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter; Unknown Spouse of Stephen D. Baxter a/k/a Steve Baxter; David M. Morse; Amelia L. Morse; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, as to Main House, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, as to Main House, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, as to Mobile Home, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, as to Mobile Home, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000108 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Lafayette County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Steve Land, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the North door of the Lafayette Coun ty Courthouse, located at Fletcher Street, Mayo, Lafayette County, Flor ida, at 11:00 A.M. on May 10, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 23, AND ALSO THE WEST 166.00 FEET OF LOT 24 AND ALSO THE WEST 200.00 FEET OF LOT 22, BUCK COUNTRY SUBDI VISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGES 96-97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled 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 or voice impaired, call 711. (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Lafayette County, Florida By: /s/ Hannah Owens DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 04/05, 04/12/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000108 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter; Stephen D. Baxter a/k/a Steve Baxter; Unknown Spouse of Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter; Unknown Spouse of Stephen D. Baxter a/k/a Steve Baxter; David M. Morse; Amelia L. Morse; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, as to Main House, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, as to Main House, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, as to Mobile Home, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, as to Mobile Home, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000108 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Lafayette County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Mary T. Baxter a/k/a Mary Baxter are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Steve Land, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the North door of the Lafayette Coun ty Courthouse, located at Fletcher Street, Mayo, Lafayette County, Flor ida, at 11:00 A.M. on May 10, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 23, AND ALSO THE WEST 166.00 FEET OF LOT 24 AND ALSO THE WEST 200.00 FEET OF LOT 22, BUCK COUNTRY SUBDI VISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGES 96-97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled 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 or voice impaired, call 711. (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Lafayette County, Florida By: /s/ Hannah Owens DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 04/05, 04/12/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18-48DR BRITTANY TOWNSEND, Petitioner, and FRANCISCO GARCIA-BIZA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Francisco Garcia-Biza LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Mexico Neveo Balza gro YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defens es, if any, to it on Brittany Townsend whose address is 4929 NE CR 354, Mayo, FL 32066 on or before April 27, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 88, Mayo, FL 32066 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Cir cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file No tice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of fice. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclo sure of documents and informa tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 21, 2018 (Court Seal) Steve Land CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2017-000152-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. WAYNE R. PETRENA a/k/a WAYNE RANDY PETRENA, as Personal Representative of the Estate of George H. Petrena, Jr., Deceased; and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WAYNE R. PETRENA a/k/a WAYNE RANDY PETRENA as Per sonal Representative of the Estate of George H. Petrena, Jr., Deceased 199 SE Camp Street Lake City, Florida 32055 (Last Known Address) WAYNE R. PETRENA a/k/a WAYNE RANDY PETRENA as Personal Rep resentative of the Estate of George H. Petrena, Jr., Deceased 2237 Hickory Court Tallahassee, Florida 32305 (Last Known Address) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage securing a debt on the following property in Lafayette County, Florida: LOT 147 OF RIVER BEND, A SUBDI VISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 32 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE COUN TY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ ten defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, J. Marshall Conrad, whose address is Ausley McMullen, Post Office Box 391, Tallahassee, Flori da 32302, on or before April 27, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition. DATED on March3, 2018. (Court Seal) STEVE LAND LAFAYETTE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ Hannah Owens Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, Phone: 3867582163 or ADAmail@jud3. flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 04/05, 04/12/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 04/05/2018 Legals **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in LAFAYETTE County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or re tain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 7 Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 3 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Lafayette Soil and Water Conserva tion District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 04/05, 04/12/2018 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Es tado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de LAFAYETTE, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEM BRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los sigui entes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegober nador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judi cial: grupos 2, 3 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Lafayette: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 04/05, 04/12/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Lafayette County Court house in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an agenda for the meeting. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-01 recognizing May 9, 2018 as Child Welfare Professionals Day. 7. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-02 for the Patrician Oaks Boat Ramp. 8. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-03 for the Ezell Public Boat Ramp. 9. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-04 recognizing April 9, 2018 as National LIneman Appreciation Day. 10. Approve and execute the State-Funded Grant Agreement with the Department of Transportation. 11. Consider an agreement with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership. 12. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 13. Approve the bills. 14. Other Business. 15. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 04/05/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE The Lafayette County Commission will be holding a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Lafayette County Court house in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an agenda for the meeting. By Order Of: Earnest L. Jones, Chairman Lafayette County Commission BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: 1. Open the meeting. 2. Invocation and pledge to the flag. 3. Approve the minutes. 4. Requests and comments from the community. 5. Department Heads: A) Marcus Calhoun Mainte nance. B) Scott Sadler Public Works. C) Robert Hinkle Building/ Zoning. D) Marty Tompkins EMS. E) Jana Hart Extension Office. 6. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-01 recognizing May 9, 2018 as Child Welfare Professionals Day. 7. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-02 for the Patrician Oaks Boat Ramp. 8. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-03 for the Ezell Public Boat Ramp. 9. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-04-04 recognizing April 9, 2018 as National LIneman Appreciation Day. 10. Approve and execute the State-Funded Grant Agreement with the Department of Transportation. 11. Consider an agreement with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership. 12. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson various items. 13. Approve the bills. 14. Other Business. 15. Adjourn. All members of the public are wel come to attend. Notice is further here by given, pursuant Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter consid ered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. See www.lafayetteclerk.com for up dates and amendments to the agenda. 04/05/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on August 29, 2017: Brian McAdams, 2523 NE Rowan Road, Mayo, FL 32066, has submit ted an application to renew Water Use Permit number 2-067-218462-3, authorizing a maximum average dai ly use of 0.1818 mgd of groundwater for agricultural uses in 1-in-10-year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 5S, Range 12E, and Sections 2, and 11; in Lafayette County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 04/05/2018

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the Florida Birding Trail. Walking workshops highlight butterflies, native plants and bird habitats. Featuring a Full Flight Raptor Program, with live owls, falcons and hawks by Accipiter Enterprises. 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 avail able. www.fourriversaudubon.org April 14 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala The North Florida Community College Foun dation has an elegant night of dinner, danc ing, entertainment and reminiscing planned for its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala (student scholarship fundraiser) on Saturday, April 14. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or foundation@ nfcc.edu. To make seating and table reservations: (850) 973-9414 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 19 Wind Resistant Trees Workshop 12:00pm-1:00pm When choosing a new tree for your Florida landscape, or deciding whether to remove a tree, take wind into consideration. Presented by Suwannee County Extension Agent, Car olyn Saft. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 20 John McEuen and The String Wizards to Perform 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 (found ing member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), with his banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin, and The String Wizards on an incredible journey interwoven with music, stories and memories of the iconic Circle album including Dirt Band favorites and hot bluegrass. Tickets: (850) 973-1653 or www.ticketsource.us/nfcc. April 21 Annual Fitness Run NFCCs annual Fitness Run is set for April 21 in conjunction with the Madison County Flor ida Down Home Days festival. 5-K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. One-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support Relay for Life. Register at www. nfcc.edu/fitness-run or contact Tyler Coody at (850) 973-1639. April 23 Jasper Lowder in Concert 6:00pm Local musician, Jasper Lowder will perform g a variety of music from country to origi nal songs, while singing and playing on his acoustic guitar. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 25 One for the Money Book Club 2:00-3:00pm Join us to discuss Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 26 Cooking Demo 12:00pm-1:00pm Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwannee County Extension Office. Learn about smart snacking options. Bonnie will share recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 26 Identity Protection 101 6:00pm The key topics presented will be: financial fraud, IRS & tax fraud, debit & credit card fraud, wireless pick-pocketing, and how to get your free credit report. Presented by Kevin Gilpin, Executive Director of National Crime Stop Program. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 26 Hamilton County Brotherhood meeting The Hamilton County Brotherhood will meet at First Baptist Church in Jasper on April 26 at 7 p.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy a meal and message. First Baptist Church is located at 207 2nd St NE in Jasper. April 27 & 28 The Curious Savage Performance at NFCC The NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players (Com munity Theatre) presents The Curious Savage on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. In this comedic production, the eccentric Mrs. Savage is left 10 million dollars by her late husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her wish is to use the money to help others realize their dreams, but her grown 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. Suwannee County Conservation District supervisor meeting The supervisors of the Suwannee County Conservation District will meet on the third Thursday of each and every month at 7 p.m. in the USDA Service Center Conference Room for their regularly scheduled District Meeting. The USDA Service Center is located at 1525-B Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak. 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 meet ing beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@windstream. net. Seed Library and Gardening Workshop Presented by Master Gardener Rhonda Lep per 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 Community Center, 403 S.E. Craven Street in Branford, presenting a variety of educational programs concerning our Flor ida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our landscapes, and the contributions they make to our Florida environment. Meetings are always open to the public. More at www.sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org, or call 407-319-2488 or 386-364-9309. Rock Painting Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. Paint rocks and visit with other rock star art ists. All supplies are provided. 386-658-2670 EAA monthly pancake breakfast The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 12B 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 cor respondence of CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 5 Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Assistance 9:00am A certified Health Insurance Navigator will be available starting at 9:00am to assist with questions about the Affordable Care Act. Please call Beverley Fountain of Suwan nee River Area Health Education Center to schedule an appointment at (386) 249-4260 or (386) 462-1551. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 5 Woodturning Bowls 12:00pm-1:00pm Dana Homminga will discuss woodturning bowls. as part of the Pioneer Life series. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 6 Fried Chicken Friday Fried Chicken Friday, Friday, April 6, from 4 p.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. Dinner includes: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll & Brownie. Children half price. **Takeout available.** April 6 & 7 Yard Sale The Live Oak Church of God will be hosting a yard sale on April 6 and 7 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a variety of items for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Ladies Ministries. The church is located at 9828 U.S. Hwy. 129S in Live Oak. April 7 April Gathering of the SongFarmers The April Gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, April 7, 7:00-9:00 PM, at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, 32025. They will be joined this month by Skip Johns and the Lowlands Band. Acous tic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-3442906 or visit the Suwannee River Valley Song Farmers Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/songfarmersoft hesuwanneerivervalley/ April 7 Yard Sale/Car Wash Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth will be hosting their annual yard sale and car wash on Sat urday, April 7 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge building in downtown Well born on CR 137. A chicken and rice dinner will also be available starting at 11 a.m. This is a fundraiser to help the youth go to summer camp. Guests are welcome to get their car washed for a donation, shop the yard sale and stay for lunch. Mt. Olive Bap tist Church thanks the community for their support. For pricing information, contact Mt. Olive Baptist Church. April 7 Spring Fling, yard and bake sale The Live Oak Garden Club will be hosting a spring fling on April 7 from 8 a.m. until noon. The spring fling 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, Proverbs 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 infor mation, contact the Live Oak Church of God. April 11 Knitting Class 11:30am-12:30pm Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 11 Summer Greens Workshop 2:00pm Learn how to select the right greens to grow and alter your growing techniques to ac count for the heat, bugs, and potential lack of rain. Presented by Suwannee County Mas ter Gardeners. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 14 CPR & First Aid Class 9:00am-3:00pm Free class taught by Suwannee Fire Rescue. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 18 Crocheting Class 11:30am-12:30pm Learn how to crochet. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 April 14 Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast, Sat., April 14, from 8 a.m., at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. **Takeout available.** 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 SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 13B Community Calendar Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. buckner@ganews.com Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. 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APRIL 4-5, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 13B Community Calendar 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, con tact 817-308-9752. 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 exciting 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 someone who is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimers. There is no charge for this sup port group. You do not have to have a loved one resid ing in the Good Samaritan Center to attend this meeting. For more information please feel free to contact Ginger Calhoun at 386-658-5594. Book Club for Adults Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 Last Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m. Join us to discuss our latest read. 386-658-2670 Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACP meeting The Suwannee Valley Branch of the NAACPs 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 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 rega los. Llame a Healthy Start al 386-294-1321. All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pan cake Breakfast The All-You-Can-Eat Wellborn Blueberry Pan cake Breakfast will be held the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 a.m. All new menu items including blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, bacon, or ange juice and coffee. Located at the Wellborn Community Asso ciation Building 1340 8th Ave. Wellborn, FL. For pricing and other information, call 386867-1761 or visit us online on Facebook or www.wellborncommunityassociation.com. Come join us for great food and help ben efit the Wellborn community. Taylor County Beekeeping Club meeting Taylor County Beekeeping Club meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County IFAS center: 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, Fla. 32348 www.facebook.com/tcbeeclub tacobeekeepers@gmail.com WoodmenLife monthly member meeting, bring a dish WoodmenLife monthly member meeting is held on the first 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 Singspirationa night where members of the congregation sing, read poems, share testimonies, etc. Want to participate? Visit the church, or call at 386-397-2309, to be added to the list. The more participation, the longer it goes. Afterwards, there will be snacks and refresh ments in the fellowship hall. The church is lo cated at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs, FL 32096 The Florida Gateway Bee Club meeting The Florida Gateway Bee Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Suwannee Valley Agriculture Center located at 8202 CR 417, Live Oak. Professional and hobby beekeepers are wel come, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about honeybees. San Juan Mission Catholic Church public Rosary The community is invited to join San Juan Mission Catholic Church, 304 SE Plant Ave, Branford, for the public Rosary on the first 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 Asso ciation meetings The Suwannee Chapter, Florida Trail Asso ciation 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 activi ties 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 spouses 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 first Thursday, 7 p.m. www.suwanneegop.com Suwannee Valley 500 Club Third Saturday of each month, Suwannee Valley 500 Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Thun der Alley, located at 1605 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak. 386-364-7778. Clothes Closet open donations The Jasper First Methodist Church is accept ing donations of clean and gently used items of clothing for children, women and men to be offered in the monthly Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet is open to every one on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Christmas and Thanksgiving months the schedule is subject to change). All items are offered free of charge. For more information call 386-3972316. *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 His torical Museum (old Freight Depot) on Ohio Avenue in Live Oak. Meetings are open to the public. Public rosary first Friday Join St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the public rosary every first Friday of the month at 3 p.m. The church is located at 928 Howard St West. Contact Sheri Ortega at 386-364-1108 or Paul Schmitz at 386362-5710 for more information. MOAA-Military Officers Association of America The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of MOAA meets monthly (September through June) in Lake City. All active duty, retired, and former military officers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/guests are welcome. For in formation and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)4972986. 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 386-6881482. Recipe Swap Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies, and exchange ideas. Call 386-3622317 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 des perately needed; Tues.-Sat., 9-9:30 a.m., see Ms. Norma. Spay/Neuter 386-208-0072 Suwannee County Seniors Free Breakfast and Lunch Suwannee River Economic Councils Senior Center 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW, Live Oak. Mon day-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Breakfast8:30 a.m./Lunch11:30 a.m. (make reservation for lunch by 9:30 a.m.) Bingo: (Wednesdays) 10 a.m. Meeting/Service: (Fridays) 10a.m. 386-362-1164 First Baptist Church of Live Oak Clothes Closet 515 SW 5th Street, 1st and 3rd Thursday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (The Old Red Barn) Suwannee Valley Branch NAACP-Unit #5137 PO Box 6105, Live Oak, FL 32064 President: Alonzo Philmore Triumph The Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, 410 Taylor Ave. SW off of 7th St. 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m. Email: a1101st@comcast.net 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. liveoakfloridagardenclub.com 386-364-4189 Stars Widow Group Antioch Baptist Church 5203 CR 795, Live Oak, FL 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m. 386-362-3101 Suwannee Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, social at 6:30 p.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m. North of I10 & US Hwy 129, Live Oak. Call for 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 feed ing several cat colonies Monday through Sundays. Items always needed are food, litter and resalable items for the thrift store located at 217 W. Howard St. downtown. For more information, contact 386-364-1006 or 407748-0396. The Arc North Florida Recycle with us We recycle cardboard, name brand ink cartridges, laser toners, working cell phones w/charger, digital cameras, GPS, MP3, and laptops. 386-362-7143 ext. 0 Book Club for Adults Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join us to discuss our latest read! 386-362-2317 Lunch & Learn History of Suwannee County Presented by County Historian, Eric Musgrove Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Bring your lunch & learn about our historic county! 386-362-2317 Weekly Meetings Savvy Caregiver Training at Suwannee Regional 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. Ses sions are from 10 a.m. until noon. Space is limited to the first 15 who register. For information, or to register contact John nie Jones III at 352-692-5277 or by email at jonesj@agingresources.org. Pre-registration is required. Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting education al prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Are you going through a difficult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to fit their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or gracelutheranliv eoak@gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other con tainer 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 gardening questions answered at the Su wannee River Regional Library. 386-362-2317 GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, Biblically based, Christ-centered, video as sisted 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 Au gust 10. This 13 week support program will be scheduled throughout the year on differ ent day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an opportunity to partic ipate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordially invited to be come a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football field in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tues days and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you find your ancestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For further information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-330-0110 or email JinnieSVGS@windstream.net SREC, Inc. Senior Center weekly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper hosts weekly support counseling every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jas per. 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 Naza rene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-3972309. 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 386-3302535. 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 Bran ford 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 pro grams provide participants with health and weight loss information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-362-5933 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 386-2942423 or 386-647-6424 AWANA Club New Hope Baptist Church, Mayo on Hwy. 51. From 6-8 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Open to children ages two through sixth grades. For more information, call 386-294-2742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for peo ple 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 located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386362-1583 if you would like to attend. Continued From Page 12B

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