Weekend Edition April 6, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rfnn Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEE MATH, PAGE 7A SEE EASTER, PAGE 7A SEE COUNTY, PAGE 10A rf ntbnnn ntbtnbtn ntbntbn ntbn ntbnbt bntb 386-362-1112 rfntbn www.WaltsLiveOakFord.com rfntbftt tr 2018 FORD F-150 $ 26,97265682-1P5022 T1162 2014 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE $ 12,998 LIVE OAK A Live Oak man was hospitalized Wednesday after noon after a pickup hit the rear of his bicycle. According to the Florida High way Patrol, 25-year-old Joshua Gilliard was riding his bike north on 185th Road near 52nd Street in northwestern Suwannee County around 12:20 p.m. Douglas Geiger, 49 and from Lake City, attempted to pass Gil liard in a no-passing zone in his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, accord ing to the FHP report. However, before completing the pass, Geigers truck struck the rear of the bike with its right front, the report states. Geiger was not injured in the accident, however Gilliard was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition, according to FHP. Su wannee County Fire Rescue said he had non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending an investi gation. Cyclist hospitalized after collision f r fnt bb f nt t firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK A technology upgrade is coming to Paul Langford Stadium. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners approved the technology for a stadium wireless net work at Tuesday nights meeting. The school district requested to uti lize the Judicial Annex network facili ties to provide Guest Wireless Internet Access at the Suwannee High School athletic stadium. According to Superintendent Ted Roush, this internet access will be for the school district to venture out into broadcasting events at the stadium. County Administrator Randy Harris County approves wireless network for stadium bfrbb rt t email@example.com LIVE OAK A retired mechanical engineer, Ken Watts is changing students lives with his tutoring. Watts started tutor ing at the Live Oak Public Library in 2009. He had been vis iting a friend in Kentucky and helped the friends son with physics and calculus classwork and when he came home he signed up to be a tu tor. I just enjoyed it, Watts said. Since 2009 he has tutored more than 70 students and is cur rently tutoring seven in math. Most of his students need help in Alge bra 1 and 2. I dont believe math is really hard, Watts said. I think the reason most stu dents who are having trouble and dont like math, is because they cant do it. I nd that many times once I show them that they can do it, they dont dislike it as much and some of them even nd they like it. Watts said he thinks math is important tttn b bnb tt n r f t Easter egg hunt a success rrfrr frrft bbrrt ffrffrrft fffrrft t firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK The Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt had around 25 children attend Monday afternoon. The egg hunt was hosted by Reva Rosado, Ashley Waters and Molly Allen. They decided to host the egg hunt to give children and parents something to do on Good Fri day. The hunt was rescheduled nt nt
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The following abbreviations are used be low: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforce ment FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforce ment P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections April 2, Macio Ja-Mol Brown, 24, 814 Duval Street, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-Smith April 2, Kevirent Brundage, 37, 5964 U.S. Hwy 90, Live Oak, FL, Intimidation-Written Threat to Kill or Injure: SCSO-Smith April 2, Nathan Jones, 21, 1232 Rover Road, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-Smith April 2, Jerry Dean Holbrook, 43, 110 SW Martin Luther King Drive, Jasper, FL, Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts: SCSO-Hunter April 2, Gregory Edward Decker, 27, 2432 103rd Road, Live Oak, FL, Hold For Other Reason: SCSO-Smith April 2, Harreitt Lennitte Bevel, 50, Simple Battery: SCSO-Lee April 2, Steven Louis Copeland, 25, 22619 101st Road, OBrien, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Woloszyn April 2, Kierra Shanice Carter, 25, 1216 Main Street, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-McDaniel April 3, Amber Ashley Altemose, 24, 1405 Duval Ave., Live Oak, FL, Fraud-Swindle, Grants Theft, Uttering Forged Instrument, Cur rency or Check: SCSO-Wadford April 3, Diane Kerrie Lee Newham, 41, 1005 SE 4th Ave., Gainesville, FL, Probation Viola tions: SCSO-Hunter April 3, Keondra Moslely, 27, 317 12th Ave., Delray Beach, FL, Probation Violation: LOPD-Fleming April 3, Leonel Alvarez, 50, 1405 Duval Ave., Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-McDaniels April 3, Tarence Carvar Thompkins, 37, 10187 112th Circle, Live Oak, FL, Aggravated Battery: LOPD-Fleming April 3, Nicolas Cage Cline, 19, 6885 205th Place, Live Oak, FL, Hold For Other Reason: SCSO-Smith April 3, Jena Marie Hindsley, 29, 8204 U.S. Highway 27, Mayo, FL, Failure to Appear: SC SO-McDaniel April 3, Kayla Leanna Pittman, 26, 283 NE Suwannee Acres Lane, Mayo, FL, Fraud-Swin dle, Grand Theft: SCSO-McDaniel April 3, Clayton Matthew Wilson, 31, 495 NW Sumter Ave., Mayo, FL, Failure to Appear: SCSO-Falgout April 3, Gregor Thomas Jones, 31, 9953 110th Terr., Live Oak, FL, Petit Theft, Out of County Warrant: LOPD-Chauncey April 3, Kevin Darrell Champion, 39, 11011 111th Drive, Live Oak, FL, Attached Tag Not Assigned, Deliver/Distribute Methamphetamine, DWLS/R, Probation Violation: SCSO-Wadford Arrest Record rfntt b r r rf rt r r b r brf br r r t rr r r r r rfnr r br fr ttr r rrr f brr an ou rfntb Agenda City of Live Oak City Council City Hall 101 White Ave. SE Regular meeting 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Approval of minutes Minutes of the March 13 meeting Matters of the City Mayor Garth R. Nobles Jr. Presentation of Arbor Day Proclamation to Paul Williams, County Forester for Suwannee County Recognition of Captain Charley James Ford and request for placement of marker City Council Items Discussion, with possible Council action, Anna Avenue sewer connections Don Allen Discussion, with possible Council action, Miller Street sidewalk construction Frank Davis City Manager items Ron Williams Discussion, with possible Council action, Bright Star Academy application for City of Live Oak Business Incentive Grant Capital projects update Public comments Items not listed on the agenda Love INC to host fundraising dinner on April 13 LIVE OAK Love INC and Suwannee County Fire Rescue are hosting their seventh annual Tax Re lief Chicken Dinner fundraiser next week. All proceeds from the dinner, with $6 meals that include chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and dessert, go to Love INC. The dinner will take place April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheek & Scott Drugs, 1520 S. Ohio Ave. Delivery is available for orders of five meals or more. Orders need to be in by Thursday. For more information, contact Love INC at 386364-4673. Voters League hosting city forum firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK City residents will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for city po sitions next week. The Suwannee County Voters League is hosting a forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Live Oak City Hall. At Mondays forum, each candi date will receive a five-minute in troductory session to speak about their background, experiences and views as it relates to the office they are seeking. There will then be a question and answer session. The candidates for Mayor are Frank Davis and Tommie Jeffer son. Norman Crawford, John W. Hill, Jerry Poole and Mark B. Stewart are running for the city council District 4 seat. Robintina Y. Reed and incum bent John W. Yulee Sr. are run ning for city council District 1. The general public is invited to attend. The Voters League is a non partisan organization formed to generate public interest in the po litical process. The election will be held Tues day, May 8. The last day for voters to regis ter and be able to vote in the elec tion is Monday. Early voting will be held from April 30 through May 5. Celebration of Everetts life planned for Sunday LIVE OAK Save the Cats of Live Oak founder Barney Ever ett, of McAlpin, lost his 18-month-long ght with cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Everett was born in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Orlando in 1966 where he raised a family with Sherry and worked as a real estate broker and businessman until he re tired to Live Oak in 2007. Everett and his wife, Sher ry, owned and operated Big Wheel Marketplace in downtown Live Oak until 2017. Founded in 2010 as a non-prot, Save the Cats has been instrumental in spay, neuter and vaccina tion of more than 1,300 cats and kittens and has found good indoor homes for more than 40 adoptable cats and kittens. One of Everetts most recent accomplishments from April 2014 to October 2017 included the transport of more than 952 cats and kittens for spay or neuter, vaccinations and left ear tips for trap, neuter re turn of neglected, unsocial ized cats. The impact from this project alone was of huge signicance. Because if just half of the cats altered were females and each female had only one litter of six kittens their entire lifetime, more than 2,856 unwanted kittens would have been born in Su wannee and Lafayette counties. Everett truly believed that spay and neuter is good for the cats and the community, and the only humane way to reduce the needless killing of healthy cats. Spay and neuter also reduces the putting to death and saves the lives of healthy puppies and dogs in county shelters. The Save the Cats organization continues thru donations and volunteer efforts. There is a rescue housing cats awaiting adoption, and A Fixed Community Cat Feeding Program that will need more volunteers willing to donate food, work togeth er to feed the cats daily and continue the trap, neuter and return of any new unaltered cats that wander to the colonies. Training in TNR will be provided. A needs list is provided on the website. A Celebration of Life will be held honoring Everett on Sunday, April 8 his birthday from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Live Oak in the fellowship hall lo cated on West Howard Street, downtown. Please send no ow ers. Donations are welcome to Save the Cats and can be made on the website at www.savethecatsoiveo ak.net or by check to PO Box 124, McAlpin,Fla., 32062 or to Haven Hospice of Lake City.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3A Remembering Suwannee 65939-1 Dexter was largest slave owner in county Last week we began studying one of the early settlers of Suwannee County, Thom as Dexter. We complete that study today. Thomas Dexter, like many early settlers, was involved with a variety of govern ment positions and businesses. Dexter was listed as a merchant in Lake City in 1850, where he had a clerk by the name of John Adams working for him. The next year, Dexter was the best bidder in 1851 for Postal Delivery Route 3505 from Jackson ville to Alligator (now Lake City) twice a week. His bid of $1,371 for a 2-horse coach or $1,796 for a 4-horse coach was accepted by the Postal Service on April 14, 1851. It is unknown how long he ran the route. What is known is that Dexter was postmaster of Mineral Springs again between July 15, 1854, and May 31, 1855, when the post ofce there closed. On July 17, 1855, Dexter was appointed rst postmaster of St. Helena, a communi ty whose exact location is now lost. Odds are it was the same as Helena, a commu nity shown on maps of the late 1870s and early 1880s as being between Houston and Suwannee Springs south of the Pine Grove community. Dexter served as post master at St. Helena until at least June 30, 1861. On May 10, 1855, Dexter is listed in Jacksonvilles The Florida Republican as the Mineral Springs agent for Sea Is land cotton gins. Dexter is also listed as an agent in the November 29, 1856, edi tion of Jacksonvilles The Florida News. By the creation of Suwannee County in December 1858, Dexter was a wealthy and inuential mer chant. His plantation was located on White Springs Road and in cluded the location of the University of Flor idas IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center; the nearby lake is ac tually named Dexter Lake. The Dexter plantation was really a small community in and of itself, providing everything the Dexter family needed. Beyond that, Dex ters mansion had the latest furniture, pur chased from abroad. As we review history, we nd that not everything is pleasant. The blight of slav ery, which affected all races and colors for thousands of years, lasted in the United States until the end of the Civil War in 1865. History records numerous great gures as being slave owners, including 12 American presidents (the last being Union general Ulysses S. Grant). Thomas Dexter was one of the many Americans who owned slaves during his lifetime. In Suwannee Countys rst Federal census in 1860, Thomas Dexter was listed as the largest slave owner in the County, with 53 slaves. During the 1930s, the Federal Gov ernment spread throughout the nation to record the histories of former slaves, and Claude Augustus Wilson was one of them. Claude was born on the plantation of Thomas Dexter, and although still a child when the Civil War ended, he was able to give details about his life on the Dex ter plantation. These details included the death of Thomas Dexter, which occurred on October 21, 1862, as a result of a cot ton gin re. A History of Columbia County, written by Edward F. Keuchel, discuss es part of the Slave Narratives: Claude Augustus Wilson was another Columbia countian who was born a slave. Wilson was born in 1857 on the plantation of Tom Dexter near Alligator. Dexter was a merchant as well as a large slave owner. Wilson regarded his master as a kindly man and thought Dexters alleged Yankee ancestry responsible. On the other hand the masters wife Mary Ann Dexter was a southerner and said to be just the opposite. Although Wilson was only eight years old when the slaves were freed he remembers the Dexter plantation as being a large op eration where the slaves worked under a driver from dawn to dusk. Wilson worked in the elds as a boy while his mother and sister worked in the Dexter mansion. Wilson stated that his mother was rebel lious and harassed the Missus until she was allowed to work in the elds so she could be near her manWilson recalled that Tom Dexter died from injuries caused from a gin house re. This was during the Civil War period, and the slaves were apprehensive over the thought of the hated mistress being in charge of the plantation. When peace came Mrs. Dexter informed the slaves that they could stay on the plan tation if they so desired and keep half of what they raised. None stayed. Claude Wilson discussed the death of Thomas Dexter in even greater detail in a portion of the Slave Narratives that Ed ward Keuchel did not quote. His master did not go to war but remained on the plantation. One day at noon during the war the gin house was seen to be are, one of the slaves rushed in and found the master badly burned and writhing in pain. He was taken from the building and given rst aid, but his body being burned in oil and so badly burned it burst open, thus ended the life of the kindly master of Claude. Thomas Dexter was buried in a location that has been lost to time (well, at least to my knowledge). It is possible that he was buried upon his own plantation. His wife Mary Ann died in 1893. Dexters de scendants continued to live in Suwannee County after his death, inuencing the community through the mid-1900s and beyond. Eric Musgrove can be reached at er email@example.com or 386-362-0564. rrffnf LIVE OAK Looking to provide en couragement to his hometown, Dr. Tim Tootens annual spring revival begins Wednesday. The revival will run from Wednesday through April 13 at the Greater AME Church, 608 Leslie Ave. NE in Live Oak, beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Its my life mission to encourage ev eryone I come in contact with, Tooten said. This is especially true of the people who in and around the community where I grew up. Our culture is in need of a word of encouragement. Its my hope the spring revival will go a long way toward accom plishing this goal. The revival, which began ve years ago after being organized by Tooten and his mother, Doris Tooten, will begin with the presentation of the inaugural Leading by Example Community award on Wednes day night. There are so many people in our community who possess leadership skills, Tooten added. Thats why I nd it difcult to select just one person for the Leading by Example award. I believe God continues to raise up a generation of leaders in our communi ties, our churches and our homes. Tooten is a Live Oak native and 1976 graduate of Suwannee High School. He is the pastor and founder of Harvest Christian Ministries in Baltimore Coun ty, Md. He is also an Emmy-Award winning broadcast education reporter at WBALTV, an NBC afliate. Wooten is also the author of the best-selling book, Lead ing by Example, a Parental Guide to Teaching and Modeling Christian Faith at home. Wooten will be signing copies of his book each night at the revival as well. He recently donated more than 250 copies of his book to families in Mom basa, Kenya. For more information about the reviv al, please contact Tooten at 443-4143029. rf LIVE OAK Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event at its local store and the communi ty and its furry friends are invited. The event is planned for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at the store, including Tractor Sup plys exclusive 4health brand. With so many pet food and treat options available for your four-legged friends, why not let them pick out their favorite? said Richard Wynn, manager of the Live Oak Tractor Supply store, in a release. We have a wide vari ety of options available at Tractor Supply to ensure that you, and your pet, nd what you are looking for. The event is open to the public and will take place at 207 72nd Trace NE. For more informa tion, please contact the Live Oak Tractor Supply at 386-3621515. Tractor Supply to host pet treat tasting Suwannee County Extension LIVE OAK This year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Bug Week celebration arrives al most two months earlier than usu al March 30 to April 7 and UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County is buzzing with excite ment about the theme pollina tors. Its common knowledge that honey bees pollinate flowers and help produce many important food crops, including such Florida mainstays as watermelon, squash, cucumber, blueberry and avocado. What isnt so well known is that other insects act as pollinators too butterflies, moths, wasps, even ants and beetles. This year, Bug Week is raising public awareness about all of Floridas pollinators. To see a few examples and learn what pollina tors do, check out the Bug of the Day and Bug Word of the Day posts on Twitter and Facebook through Saturday. Find them by searching for #UFBugs on Twitter and Facebook. Throughout Bug Week and the rest of the year, the faculty with UF/IFAS Extension Suwan nee County are ready to answer bug-related questions from local residents. Whether someone needs help attracting pollinators to their property, wants to identify an un familiar bug, or has to solve a pest problem around the house, there are science-based solutions available. Contact the extension ofce lo cated at 1302 11th St. SW in Live Oak, next to the Coliseum. The phone number is 386-362-2771 and the website is http://sfyl.ifas.u.edu/ suwannee/. Now in its sixth year, Bug Week is UF/IFAS annual outreach event celebrating entomology, the scien tic study of insects and their close relatives. To learn more, visit http:// bugs.u.edu.
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Lightweight handheld blower just 7.3 lbs. with AK 20 battery Johns Lawn Equipment 386-362-5020 62757-1 58129-1 Live Oak Church of GodAll Mens EventIron Sharpens IronProverbs 27:17with Sharing a word to the Men and Boys How God can change your life in many waysDoors open at 6:00pmLove Offering will be received rf ntb ntnrf trrbf rff The following couples applied for a marriage license the week of March 19-23, 2018: Ruben Dominguez Mendez to Shelly Ann Smith Ja Kayla Jaleece Shaelene Jones to Denise Lashone George Jerry Omorogbe Ewe to Era Alma Morris Alexis Rivera to Jamie Lynn Guerra The following couples applied for a marriage license the week of March 26-30, 2018: Jesse Tide Shankles to Karen Jeannet Boling Todd Alan Johnson to Melodie Helene Amerson Timothy John Branham to Katie Joe Virts Richard Dale McLean to Regina Mae Hernandez Jeffrey Cole Johnson to Alayna Dianne Clay Marriage Licences BRANFORD Sheriff Sam St. John and the Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce will present a program on Church Safety and Security Preparedness in Branford next week. The program will be held Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Branford, 607 Suwannee Ave. NW. During the program, the SCSO will discuss recent church shootings, what steps can be taken to enhance the safety of area churches as well as rearm laws. Church pastors and leaders, church security teams, ushers and anyone with church safety concerns are invit ed to attend. For more information, please contact Lt. Wayne Mus grove at 386-362-2222. SCSO conducting Branford church safety program Live Oaks Fry places in fair talent contest LIVE OAK The 103rd Suwannee County Fair held its annual talent contest March 24, the last night of the fair, with a huge crowd cheering on contestants. Contestants ranged in age from 9 to senior citizens with all receiving much applause. The three judges, who volunteered, had a lot to consid er with such great talent on stage. The nal decision was Hallie Davis (Jasper/Jacksonville) winning rst place, and $500; Live Oaks Jack Fry, second place and $100; with Mayos Kam Williams third and winning $50. Fry, 14, sang Great Balls of Fire and accompanied himself on the keyboard with a rousing response from the audience. He is an accomplished piano player, singer and has acted in multiple live shows at North Florida Com munity College, including the role of Oliver in the The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist as a young child. Hes played piano in special presentations at First Baptist Church of Live Oak since he was 7, recited the books of the Bible in a dynamic presentation and is a YouTube star. Davis, 20, an accomplished singer/performer attending college in Jacksonville, is working towards a career in music. She has competed in many contests locally at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, including being in the April 13 nals of the Suwannee River Jam auditions. She sings in many restaurants and contests in Jackson ville and took second place in the 2018 and 2017 South side Idol talent contest in Lake City. Williams has sung and played guitar for many years. He has been a contestant in many talent shows, including the Suwannee River Jam auditions at the Music Park. Williams is a fantastic guitarist and also writes songs. He is a huge supporter of Autism support programs, is a volunteer reman for the Lafayette County Fire Rescue and is self-employed as a handy man. He lists music as his main career. With so many talented contestants participating, choos ing winners was difcult. The other contestants were Tom Schoenbacker (Live Oak), Brandi Creasy (Hahira, Ga.), Kassidy Kolwyck (Branford), Chrystal Furst (Live Oak), Charlotte Cook (OBrien), Andy Cockran (Micano py), Jennifer Campbell (Live Oak), Elizabeth Gold-Ken ny (Lake City), Madison McMillian (Live Oak,), Karis Twiggs (Live Oak), JA Weisner (Branford), Harley Grace Gold-Kenny (Lake City), Ken Campbell (Live Oak) and Saige Tanner (Pierson, Ga.). The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park sponsored the stage during the entire nine-day fair. rffntbttftt frftbtt fttttbrftfb frtbtbnrttb ttfttttb McCook to discuss Suwannee River at Live Oak Library LIVE OAK Ed McCook will lead a discussion about the Suwannee River at the Live Oak Public Li brary. From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, McCook will talk about where the famous name for the river came from and why the river has its notable tea color. The land management specialist with the Suwannee River Water Management District will also talk about the water lev els for paddling and when the water is and is not safe to be in. McCook will also talk about the more than 300 docu mented springs in the area. People are encouraged to bring their lunch to enjoy while learning about the Suwannee River. For more information, please call the library at 386362-2317. nrfftnfttbrrtb tbfftt
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5A rfn 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). 362-6556 (800) 829-6506 rfHERBERT C. MANTOOTH, DDS, P.A.ntbnnbbtb ASK DR. MANTOOTHbtbnnrtbbnr nttbnnt btbnbnt nnrtbtn nnnbnnn nbtttbtnbbtb nnnbtbbtbtn ttnbbtntbbttb bttbtn bbtbtbnbtbbtb tbtttbbbnb tnbnrtbbbbtbttb bbtnrtnn nnt ttbbbtbr nnbnnnttbn tbtbnttbtnbbtbrb tnttbtnntnb nn tbnbbtbr nnbnnnttbn tnbnnnttbn tbtbnttbtnbbtb tbnbbtbr nnbnnnttbnt nbnnnnbtbn tbtbnttbtnbbtb nbtnbbnbnbb bbtbtntbtbtbtt tnnnrtb tbtttbtbt bbnbnnbbtb tbbbnrnnbn tbbnt nnnnbbt nnnnTREATING GUM DISEASE MAY HELP LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE 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 Obituary, announcement deadline changes In light of our recent expansion to the Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News and Mayo Free Press our dead lines for obituaries and all announce ments are changing as well. Our previous deadlines were as follows: All announcements and obitu aries to be placed in Wednesdays Su wannee Democrat were to be nalized and paid for by Tuesday at 11 a.m., Thursdays Jasper News and Mayo Free Press by Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Fridays Democrat by Thursday at 11 a.m. Our new deadlines, beginning im mediately, will have a strict policy due to our press times. For Wednesdays Suwannee Democrat and Thursdays Jasper News and Mayo Free Press the new deadline will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Fridays Democrat will remain the same, by Thursday at 11 a.m. All obituaries and announcements must be nalized and paid for by these deadlines to ensure publication in the desired edition. Those of which are not paid for will be postponed onto the next edition available. 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The Suwannee Democrat Jasper News and Mayo Free Press would like to thank our customers for their patience as we make the transition into providing more content for the tri-county area. r rrfn tbfnn rbbbnrb ffbbrrf brrrbrfb rbffbnr nrbfbrrbrbb rbf fbrbfnfbbb bnfnrb frrbbbnbb fnbbnrnfbbnff bbbnrffbfn rfrbfbr fbrbbr rrrffr brbfrn rbrnnbf ffrnbfn n brbbffnb bffbr bnfrbbbbb bftrbfrnb bnbrbbbrn fbbffbr nrbb rffbb ttn bntrfr bnnr P R I C I N G LIVE OAK The Friends of Music will conclude the 2017 Concert Season this month. Thoset who have attended a con cert by the Lawson Ensemble, will be pleased to know they are returning to Live Oak on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Those who have not heard these per formers are invited to the free concert at Covenant First Presbyterian Church, 421 White Avenue. For this concert, this delightful string trio will be joined by Dr. Erin Bennett, Associate Professor of Piano at the University of North Florida, and Dr. Randy Tinnin, Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Florida. The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of group members desire to consistently perform chamber music with a level of excellence and commitment and to share the results with the Jacksonville and regional community. Founding members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry. The group is in residence at UNF in Jacksonville and performs regularly on the UNF campus and around the re gion. In the summer of 2016, the group toured and played concerts in England. Duca and Dewing are husband and wife and are both full-time members of the Jacksonville Symphony. Curry is the Associate Professor of Cello at UNF, where he teaches. His wife, Cara Tasher, is the Director of Choral Activ ities at UNF. The trio has been playing together for several years, but a generous do nation to the UNF music department last year allowed them to form an of cial ensemble and invite other gifted musicians to play with them for select programs. Curry, Dewing and Duca believe in the enduring power of cham ber music, the necessity for all music students to have a chamber experience, and the need for audiences to feel the immediacy, intimacy and beauty of the best chamber works. The public is invited to attend Tues day at Covenant First Prebyterian, Live Oak, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and a reception follows. tbnrnfrfrbfff bfrtfrnrr Achieving health equality in Suwannee County: A look at tobacco use disparities LIVE OAK The Florida Department of Healths To bacco Free Florida program and Tobacco Free Suwannee are launching a new initiative during the annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 2 8. The theme, Achieving Health Equity, raises awareness of to bacco-related health disparities throughout the state. During this week, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) youth will be sharing information through presen tations and will continue their Rock the Town campaign using painted rocks to share the Quitline number. More than 2.5 million adults in Florida are current cigarette smokers. In Suwannee County, 20 percent of adults are current cigarette smokers, which is higher than the statewide aver age of 15.5 percent. The health burden of tobacco use remains especially high among racial and ethnic minorities, low-in come individuals, and those with mental health conditions. Signicant progress has been made in lowering tobacco use, but addressing these dispropor tionately affected groups still using tobacco at higher rates is a top priority. For years, tobacco com panies have spent billions of dollars each year to market their products that appeal to more vulnerable and less fortunate populations. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in Florida and the United States. Health communications, community and cessation inter ventions and youth prevention efforts are still needed to dis courage tobacco use initiation and counter social norms among subpopulations affected by to bacco-related disparities. Residents in Suwannee Coun ty can access Tobacco Free Floridas Quit Your Way pro gram for free tools and services to help them quit. More than 188,000 Floridians have suc cessfully quit tobacco using one of these free services. For more information, please visit tobac cofreeorida.com/quityourway. Willie Joe Garner, age 70, a resi dent of Orlando, Florida, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Orlando Florida after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Ozar Garner and Lillie Mae Mitchell Garner. He attended the local schools of Suwannee County. He was united in holy matrimony to Elsie Smith April 6, 1961. He accepted Christ at an ear ly age. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Begatria Williams, Tongua Garner, of Live Oak Fla., Willie James (Theresa) Garner, Jr. of Lithonia, Ga.: Lawerence Wilson of Lake City, Fla., Shelton (Ramona) Garner; Edith (Rev. B.) Heard, Belinda Garner Pryor (Eural), Stacy (Daniel) Walker, all of Orlando Fla., Lawrence of Tampa Fla.; three sisters, Louise Manker-Philpor (Edwin); Dorothy (Willie) Scott of Live Oak Fla., Ossie Mae Demps Syracause, New York; Alphonso (Florence) Cannon, Philadelphia, Pa., 24 grandchil dren; 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one God brother, Rev. Arnold Philmore, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. The family will meet and greet friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel on April 6, 2018. Funeral services will be Saturday April 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at African Missionary Baptist Church, 502 Walker Street So. in Live Oak, Fla. Rev. Alex Fountain, pastor, Rev. B. Heard ofciating. Bennie Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of all the ar rangements. Willie Joe Garner Apr. 6, 1961 Mar. 31, 2018
Opinion SERVING SUWANNEE COUNTY SINCE 1884 A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. WASHINGTON After two years of stonewalling about its theft of Gerardo Serranos 2014 Ford F-250 pickup truck, the gov ernment suddenly returned it. It sparkled from having been washed and detailed, bumper to bumper, and it had four new tires and a new battery. The government probably hoped that, mollied by the trucks sprucing-up, Serrano would let bygones be bygones and go back to Kentucky. This was another mis take by our mistake-prone government. Assisted by litigators from the Institute for Justice (IJ), whose appearance on the West Texas horizon probably panicked the government into pretending to be law-abiding, Serrano wants to make the govern ment less larcenous and more constitutional when it is enriching itself through civil forfeiture. On Sept. 21, 2015, Serrano drove up to the Eagle Pass, Texas, border crossing, intending to try to in terest a Mexican cousin in expanding his solar panel installation business in the United States. To have me mentos of his trip, he took some pictures of the border with his cellphone camera, which annoyed two U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents, who demanded the password to his phone. Serrano, who is what an American ought to be regarding his rights, prickly, refused to submit to such an unwarranted invasion of his privacy. One agent said he was sick of hearing about your rights and you have no rights here. So, they searched his truck this was unusual for a vehicle leaving the country and one agent ex claimed, We got him! Having found ve .380 caliber bullets in the trucks center console he has a concealed-carry permit but had no weapon with him they handcuffed him and seized his truck under civil forfeiture, saying it had been used to transport munitions of war. The next time someone warns about the potential for domestic abuse of supposed national security measures, do not dismiss him or her as a neurotic libertarian. Civil forfeiture is the power to seize property sus pected of being produced by, or involved in, crime. In this Through the Looking-Glass, guilty-until-prov en-innocent inversion, the propertys owners bear the burden of proving that they were not involved in such activity, which can be a costly and protracted process as persons must hire lawyers and do battle with a gov ernment wielding unlimited resources. Law enforce ment agencies get to keep the prots from forfeited property, which gives them an incentive to do what too many of them do abuse the process. But, then, the process punishment before a crime is proven is inherently abusive. The government seems mystied that Serrano will not leave bad enough alone, and drive away. It says he got his truck back after a mere 25 months, so there is no longer any case or controversy. Serrano says, let me count the ways I have been injured by thugs with badges. Before the government would deign to promise (falsely, it turned out) to give him due process to allow him to request a judicial hearing it extorted from Serrano a bond of 10 percent of the trucks value ($3,804.99). The government quickly cashed his check (not until the IJ cavalry rode in did he get his money back). The hearing never happened. During the two years Serrano was without the truck, he had to con tinue making $672.97 monthly payments on it, and he had to pay more than $700 to insure it, $1,004.61 to register it in Kentucky and thousands more for rental cars. Serrano is suing for restitution, but also seeking a class-action judgment on behalf of others who have been similarly mistreated. Just at Eagle Pass, one of 73 crossing points on the U.S.-Mexico border, the CBP seizes, on average, well more than 100 Ameri cans vehicles a year. Serrano seeks to establish a right to prompt post-seizure judicial hearings. These would be improvements, but of a process that requires radical revision, if not abolition. Robert Everett Johnson is one of the IJ lawyers whose interest in the case galvanized the CBPs hith erto dormant interest in Serranos rights. Johnson says: Imagine being detained at an airport check point because you innocently forgot to take a tube of toothpaste out of your luggage. But rather than asking you to throw it out or put it in a plastic bag, the TSA agents told you they were seizing all of your luggage, including the toothpaste tube. That happened to Ser rano at the hands of a government the one north of the border that felt free to say, You have no rights here. George Wills email address is georgewill@wash post.com. Government abusing civil forfeiture power The Suwannee Democrat welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, ad dress, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current inter est to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet stan dards of publication. You can email letters to email@example.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor Suwannee Democrat P.O. 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Phone submissions must be no more than one minute long, or exceed 200 words. The same word count holds true for written submissions, such as email messages. Anything over will be discarded. If the con straints are not enough, write a letter to the editor. The fair food at our fair is very disappointing. Theres basically two places to get food plus the corn cobs. The choices are burgers, dogs and fries at one and burgers, dogs, sausage and corn dogs at the other. Id gladly support the Lions Club, and the food is good if your lucky enough to get it fresh and warm, but your just as likely to get it old and cold in my experience. There have been less and less food vendors over the last several years. My family and I are usually there 6 of the 9 days its open, but with such limited choices, rarely eat there. Are there no local vendors that want to be a part of the fair? If not, why? BTW, I went to our downtown pizza place at 9:30 on the Wednesday and it was jam packed with people that had been at the fair that night. Thumbs up to SVEC! Their service is reliable and cus tomer friendly. The best electric company ever. Thumbs down to Windstream. Not a customer friendly service and my internet is intermittent on a daily basis often hourly. Complaints are met with a suggestion to upgrade for a price. I need reliability! In this Fridays Rant and Rave session, we had a very misguided and misinformed Rant and Rave writer. Larry Sessions will be missed as you stated. But he did nothing for the county or District 4. He did promise to be a 24-7 commissioner. He did not. He took the Suwannee Valley Transit Authority job right away for $84,000 a year. Next thing he did, with excuses of experimentation, paved his own road to the tune of $300,000. And I could go on and on and on, but I will stop here. I do encourage Rant and Ravers to be more informed before you write in. Good riddance to our commissioner. rfn Rant & Rave FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 Jamie Wachter Editor email@example.com This poll is not scientic and reects the opinions of only those Internet users who have cho sen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. www.suwannee democrat.com ONLINE OPPORTUNITY Poll Results (03-30-18) Question of the Week fb br r r f rfn rtbb
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7A From Page One rfntbn to Monday due to rain on Friday. The children were able play at the new playground at the First Federal Sports plex before and after the egg hunt. The Live Oak Fire De partment gave the children tours of a re truck as well. We had a great turn out, Rosado said. I would like to thank Mi chelle Voss, Ashley Waters and Molly Allen for their help. I also want to thank Little Caesars for donating the pizzas and the re de partment for coming out. Rosado said she would like this to become an an nual event. Continued From Page 1A Easter expects the wireless access to be completed in May. Lineman Appreciation Day The commissioners passed a resolution recog nizing National Lineman Appreciation Day. National Lineman Ap preciation Day will be April 9. Jon Little, of Suwannee Valley Electric Coop erative, presented the resolution to the commis sioners. The resolution states a linemans job takes cour age and is essential to keeping our nation safe and working. It also stated the impor tance and difculty of the job that is seldom recog nized. Insurance Audit Lee Harvard with B.W. Helvenston & Sons Insur ance presented the com missioners with a check for $9,865. Harvard said the county receives an annual audit of payroll, general liability and workers compensation. The funds are returned to the county because the payrolls were less than originally estimated. Continued From Page 1A County for success in life. Math teaches you to think, which is important, no matter what you do in life, Watts said. Karen Kramers grand son Jeremy got behind in math class last year. She said it was so bad that he didnt want to go to class. Jeremy started tutoring with Watts in October and was able to get an A in math class. Melissa Cumbesss son Gabe struggled with math but after being tutored by Watts, he was able to keep a passing average. Wendy Lashley saw a dramatic change in her son David when he was tutored by Watts. My son was behind and hated math but with Mr. Watts help, he was able to catch up and now loves math, Lashley said. He was truly a blessing. The Live Oak and Bran ford libraries have a litera cy program that offers tu toring services to adults and children. If anyone would like to improve their math or reading skills, contact Literacy Coordinator Debra Barney at 386-362-2317. Continued From Page 1A Math LIVE OAK Interstate 10 was tempo rarily closed Wednesday night after a semitruck hauling cars overturned in the median. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the semi was headed west in the right lane of the interstate near the Wellborn exit at mile marker 292 around 9:15 p.m. when its front left tire fell apart following a catastrophic failure. The FHP report states the semi, which had a full load of nine vehicles, swerved sharply to the left and the driver, 47-year-old Erich Escriba, of Homestead, was unable to main tain control. The semi crossed the emergency lane and hit the guardrail to the median, overturning to the left, according to the report. Overturned on the guardrail, a portion of the front end of the semi was partially in the left lane, causing the road to be temporarily closed with trafc re-routed while it was re moved from the road. Escriba was not injured in the accident. rfr btrntnbnb Semi overturns in I-10 median
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8A School Beat SHS students place in art show VALDOSTA, Ga. Suwannee High School art students recently competed at the 2018 Valdosta State University Invitational High School Art Exhibition. According to SHS art teacher Pam Williams, this is a regional art competition for South Georgia and North Florida schools. SHS students that participated were Jamie Good, Jade Jones, Chelsey Chaney, Tori Lane, Baylor Burch, Padyn Chaney, Carly Bonds and Katelyn Floyd. Out of the 118 pieces accept ed, Chelsey Chaney and Burch received honorable mentions and Lane received third place. Their work was on display at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta through March 21. rfnrfrtbbrbnrrn Diving and dodging for a cause LIVE OAK Suwannee Intermediate School held its annual dodgeball tourna ment March 22 at Paul Langford Stadi um. Forty-two teams participated in a dou ble-elimination tournament. Keens/Os teen Portable Buildings won the tourna ment with students from Mrs. Jolicoeur and Mrs. Bells fth-grade classes. Sponsorships, admissions, conces sions, and basket tickets raised just less than $7,000. According to SIS, the mon ey will go towards end of the year eld trips and other school-related expenses. SIS thanks all the sponsors and those who came out to support SIS. brbfrrnbbrbrfbbbbrrnn brb Armalin welding a path to success LIVE OAK Kareem Armalin is an adult student attending RIVEROAK Technical College, who en rolled in the GED Program in the fall of 2017 and shortly thereafter enrolled in the welding program. Armalin knew RTC would provide him with the proper education, but upon arriving at RTC, Armalin knew there was much more to the technical college. Coming to RIVEROAK has been life changing, he said. You get handson training and classroom experience from teachers who know everything. Armalin noted the atmo sphere of RTC stood out to him and added that he immediately felt a connec tion to his GED teacher Tracy Henderson. One experience that sets RIVEROAK out is the family-orientated cam pus, Armalin said. The staff, faculty, and teachers are awesome. They are willing to help you out any time of day. Ms. Henderson has been instrumental in en couraging me as I pursue my education and she inspires me to always do my best. Armalin encourages potential students to try RTC. If you are sitting at home trying thinking of a career, call RIVEROAK Technical College, he added. rrnrnfnrfbbrrrnf Local students art work on display at State Capitol LIVE OAK Suwannee Middle School eighth-grader Taylor Paramores artwork is one of the select few pieces of art that lines the walls of the Lower Level of the Florida State Capitol as part of the second Art in the Capitol Com petition. Paramore won the Art in the Capitol contest for Suwannee County and now her artwork is on display in the state capitol. According to a press release put out by the Florida Depart ment of Management Services, The competition is aimed at encouraging middle school students to try their hand at art, and this years Capitol display includes works from 35 students in grades 6 through 8. Competition criteria requires each piece to be two-dimensional and be original in concept, design, and execution. Winners were selected by a commit tee consisting of high school art teachers, and each student paired up with a legislative member to sponsor the artwork to be displayed during session. Paramore and her SMS art teacher, Melissa Cameron, went to the state capitol to view her artwork Feb. 2. Par amores artwork is on display by Florida State Representa tive Elizabeth Porters ofce. Paramore and Cameron also were able to attend a portion of a legislative session. There are many talented students throughout the state of Florida, and the Art in the Capitol Competition is a won derful way to recognize their creativity and artistic ability, said Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. I look forward to admiring the students work, and I am pleased that visitors to the State Capitol will have the opportunity to enjoy student artwork. nrbrnrbnnffrrbfrr rbfnrrrfrbbrnrb brfr RIVEROAK hosts Career Fair LIVE OAK RIV EROAK Technical College held its annual Career Fair and Program Showcase on Feb. 28 on RTCs campus. Close to 60 businesses and organizations were on campus with booths high lighting the services they offer. Several presentations were held throughout the afternoon on campus including a K-9 demon stration involving multiple ofcers and dogs from various counties and a rollover vehicle from the Flor ida Highway Patrol. The event was open to the public and students from Suwannee Middle, Suwannee High, Lafayette High, Westwood Christian School, and Corinth Acad emy went on guided tours to get a better look at RTC and their programs. Tours were conducted by the stu dent services staff. We are always excited to give tours to potential students, said Julie Ul mer, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education Student and Community Affairs. On career day we had both middle and high school students from both private and public schools in the surrounding area. Ulmer says if anyone is interested in touring RIV EROAK contact RTCs student services staff to schedule a tour. I am pleased with this years turnout, the variety of organizations that were represented, and the level of community support, RTC Adult Basic Edu cation teacher and event coordinator Tracy Hender son said. 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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9A School Beat ROTC holds annual inspection LIVE OAK The annu al NJROTC inspection for Suwannee High School was held at the SHS gym March 29. The SHS cadets were inspected by Lieutenant Commander Shannon Mc Millan. McMillan judges the cadets on proper wearing of the uniform, groom ing standards and general knowledge questions. The cadets of Suwannee highs NJROTC Program are led by commanding ofcer Christian Dixon. The com pany guide is Cadet Keaton Chavers, and the Scribe is Cadet Jasmine Martin. The unarmed exhibition drill team and armed exhi bition drill cadets showed off their skills by partici pating in drills throughout the night. Master Sergeant Aukerman also spoke about the orienteering and air rie teams during the inspection. The inspection also gives the NJROTC program a chance to highlight the se niors in the program. The 11 graduating seniors are Shari Brannon, Sam Bruno, Danielle Padilla, Cory Reg ister, Bryce Bailey, Richard Corrales, Shane Gaither, Beverly Gilbert, Jasmine Martin, Dezmond Thomas and Gannaro Servero. The inspection concluded with Commander McMillan addressing the audience and telling the cadets his review of the program. McMillan was highly com plementary of the cadets and the program. McMillan called the SHS NJROTC program an A plus pro gram while praising the leadership of Master Ser geant Aukerman and Lieu tenant Kleinsmith. McMil lan said he would gladly go to battle with the cadets and thanked everyone for coming out to show their support of the cadets. rfntbnnfr 386-362-1734 x107 rfntb brn *Protable events must go through our advertising department. Calendar submissions are published within space availability and are not guaranteed consistency. MADISON Chef Art Smith and Reunion are inviting the public to the Reunion Farmers Market on Sunday. The Farmers Market will be held at the his torical Smith Mansion, 121 NW Marion St. in Madison, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. In addition to a full farmers market with close to a dozen suppli ers, there will be plenty going on at the event. Smith will be holding a fried chicken cooking demonstration in the Reunion Kitchen, while Christian Schmoe, of Schmoe Farms, will lead a conversation on live stock. There will also be free food, while supplies last, face painting, folk music, a raffle and much more. Reunion Farmers Market set for Sunday LIVE OAK For the first time, the Suwannee River Regional Library Sys tem will offer a Fine Amnesty Week next week. April 9-14 is National Library Week and during that same week, the local libraries will offer library patrons with overdue items or fines an opportunity to erase those fines and restore access to library services and resources. According to the library, overdue books, DVDs and other items can be returned during that week without any penalties. Fines already accrued on a persons record can also be waived. The fine amnesty does not apply to lost or damaged items, though. The week is a way for the system to welcome patrons and materials back to the local libraries. The library helps lead our com munity by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and life-long learning. Amnesty Week is one way we can do that, Public Services Manager Amy Osborne said in a release. Li braries level the playing field for peo ple of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life. In addition to the Fine Amnesty Week, the SRRL system will also join libraries nationwide next week in cel ebrating the many ways libraries lead the communities through the services, programs and expertise they offer during National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. The local system is celebrating with a variety of programs. For more infor mation, visit srrlib.org or visit one of the nine branches of the system: S, 386-362-2317 nee Ave., 386-935-1556 Dowling Park Dr., 386-658-2670 386-792-2285 386-938-1143 ett St., 386-397-1389 Loop, 850-973-6814 St., 850-948-2529 90, 850-971-5665 Library offering Fine Amnesty Week Questions? Contact the Suwannee Democrat ofce at 386-362-1734. r f fbf bnntnbbbbnb fbbnbr bbbnbnbf bbfbb btnbbbr fftbb nfb bbbnbbbnr *Pricing depends on quantity of photos uploaded, word count and amount of dates chosen to run.
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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 Suwannee softball outslugs TCA Suwannee softball outslugs TCA By Mike Jones firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK Suwannee and Trinity Christian combined for 25 hits and 21 runs in an offensive showcase that saw five lead changes. So it was no surprise that the team with the final at-bat came out victorious on Tuesday. Savannah Brown delivered a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to lift Suwannee to an 11-10 win. Theyre a really awesome team out of Jacksonville. We had to hit with them, said Suwannee coach Jeff Smith. This year weve had a lot of tough teams that were playing. Weve been on the losing stick of some of those. To beat one of the top teams around will give us a lot of confidence going toward the end of the season. Brown, hitting leadoff, finished 3-5 with two RBIs. It was the top of the Bulldogs order doing most of the damage as their 1-4 hitters combined for 10 hits. Cleanup hitter Skylar Redish slammed two home runs a line drive to right-center in the third inning and a no-doubt three-run homer one inning later. Caileigh Croft went 2-3 with a double and Carson Frier was 3-4 with a double. We kept preaching staying back on the changeup, said Smith. They stayed back and started driving the ball. Skylar has been hitting well all year. She has six home runs. Brownie came through with a couple clutch hits at the end when it counted. In a highly competitive game, neither team was able to gain a clear advantage. The Conquerers took a 6-2 lead in the top of the third, but Suwannee scored the next five runs to grab a 7-6 advantage in the fourth. The Bulldogs made five errors on the night, but came up with a defensive play in the top of the seventh that saved the game. With a runner on first base base and no outs, SHS catcher Shelby Blankenship reacted quickly to catch a foul ball on a bunt attempt and then threw to first for a double play. It was an extremely important play, especially since Trinity Christian Academys (12-7) next hitter, Amaya Ross, came to the plate with the bases empty. Ross hit a solo home run to tie the game at 10. UP NEXT: Suwannee (6-10) hosts West Nassau today at 7 p.m. S Brown 3-5, double, home run, 2 RBIs, 2 runs Croft 2-3, double, RBI, HBP, 2 runs Redish 2-4, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 2 runs Frier 3-4, double, RBI, 1 run M Brown 0-3, BB, RBI Davis 1-3, 1 run 7 innings pitched, 6 earned runs, 3 strikeouts Hollon 2-4, RBI, 2 runs Taylor 1-4, 1 run Caption: Savannah Brown rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning home run. Skylar Redish hit two home runs on Tuesday and leads the Bulldogs this season with six. Photos: Paul Buchanan (suwanneesports.com) R H E Trinity Christian Academy 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 10 11 3 Suwannee 2 0 2 3 2 1 1 11 14 5 S Brown 3-5, double, home run, 2 RBIs, 2 runs Croft 2-3, double, RBI, HBP, 2 runs Redish 2-4, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 2 runs Frier 3-4, double, RBI, 1 run M Brown 0-3, BB, RBI Davis 1-3, 1 run 7 innings pitched, 6 earned runs, 3 strikeouts Hollon 2-4, RBI, 2 runs Taylor 1-4, 1 run email@example.com LIVE OAK Suwannee and Trinity Christian combined for 25 hits and 21 runs in an offen sive showcase that saw ve lead changes. So it was no surprise that the team with the nal at-bat came out victorious on Tuesday. Savannah Brown delivered a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to lift Suwannee to an 11-10 win. Theyre a really awesome team out of Jacksonville. We had to hit with them, said Suwannee coach Jeff Smith. This year weve had a lot of tough teams that were playing. Weve been on the losing stick of some of those. To beat one of the top teams around will give us a lot of condence going toward the end of the season. Brown, hitting leadoff, nished 3-5 with two RBIs. It was the top of the Bulldogs order doing most of the damage as their 1-4 hitters combined for 10 hits. Cleanup hitter Skylar Redish slammed two home runs a line drive to right-center in the third inning and a no-doubt three-run ho mer one inning later. Caileigh Croft went 2-3 with a double and Carson Frier was 3-4 with a double. We kept preaching staying back on the changeup, said Smith. They stayed back and started driv ing the ball. Skylar has been hitting well all year. She has six home runs. Brownie came through with a cou ple clutch hits at the end when it counted. In a highly competitive game, neither team was able to gain a clear advantage. The Conquerers took a 6-2 lead in the top of the third, but Suwannee scored the next ve runs to grab a 7-6 advan tage in the fourth. The Bulldogs made ve errors on the night, but came up with a defensive play in the top of the seventh that saved the game. With a runner on rst base base and no outs, SHS catcher Shelby Blan kenship reacted quickly to catch a foul ball on a bunt attempt and then threw to rst for a double play. It was an extremely important play, especially since Trinity Christian Academys (12-7) next hitter, Amaya Ross, came to the plate with the bases empty. Ross hit a solo home run to tie the game at 10. UP NEXT: Suwannee (6-10) hosts West Nassau today at 7 p.m. rf rfntbtntnnntttr tfnntrrtfftfntrf ntn r frfrrn tb March 28-April 3 Trett Wadford Wadford went 2-2 with a walk in Suwannees loss to Yulee on March 30. He had two of Suwannees three hits in the game against Hornets ace Nick Love. SHS tennis celebrates senior players LIVE OAK The Suwannee High tennis teams hon ored ve seniors at Tuesdays match with Godby. Holly Anderson, Chris Boots, Alexandor McMillan, Brenden Richard and Tyler Sandlin are Suwannees ve seniors. The Suwannee boys and girls teams swept Godby. Suwannees No. 1 player, McMillan, remains undefeated and will likely be the top seed at the upcoming district tour nament. The Class 2A-District 2 tournament will be held April 16-17 at the Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. McMillan won the No. 1 singles district title last year, which granted him an automatic bid to state tournament where he placed fourth. The No. 2 doubles duo of McMillan and Seth Land should also be seeded at the district tournament. Anderson, No. 1 singles for the girls squad, has had a great season, only losing close matches to Rickards and Wakulla. Junior Jordan Esco plays at No. 4 and should be a top seed at the district tournament. Bulldogs top district rival Wakulla SHS also won its road match against Wakulla on March 28. The boys won 7-0 and girls won 4-3. rf tftffr rtfnnfb rntbr ttnrfn rf ftrttt bfnfb
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 community to join them for their dinner on the third Monday night of each month for their Mens Community Wide Church Fel lowship 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. Alcoholics Anonymous The Live Oak Group of Alcoholics Anon ymous meet three days each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at 911 Nobles Ferry Road (Gray Precinct Voting Building), the building next to the Health Department. For more information, contact Charlie at 386-364-6410. The number is not monitored 24 hours a day, so please leave a message. Suwannee River Toastmasters The Suwannee River Toastmasters Club invites you to join us as we work together to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Suwan nee River Water Management District Head quarters. Contact Joe Flanagan at 386-2091912 for additional information. Kiwanis Club of Live Oak The Kiwanis Club of Live Oak invites you to join us in making the world a better place one child and one community at a time. We meet each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance building. Contact Joe Flanagan at 386-2091912 for additional information. 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 cov ered dish dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook by searching McAlpin Community Club. For more information, contact Susan Fennell at 386-688-1267 or s.fennel@windstream. net. Seed Library and Gardening Workshop Presented by Master Gardener Rhonda 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 education al programs concerning our Florida native plants, the birds, bees and other wildlife that visit our plants, their place in our land scapes, 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 FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2B 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 Suwannnee Valley Cornhole Tournament SVEC will be hosting the first Suwannee Valley Open Cornhole Tournament for players of all skill levels. All proceeds will go to United Way of Suwannee Valley. The tournament warm-ups will begin at 11 a.m. on April 14, with the games starting at noon at Suwannee Valley Electric Coopera tive, 11340 100th St. in Live Oak. Those who wish to participate may sign up online, in person at the SVEC office or at United Ways office, 871 SW SR 47 in Lake City. For more information, call 800-447-4509 or 386-362-2226. 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 Alligator Lake Spring Festival The Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be held Saturday, April 14 at Alligator Lake Park in Lake City from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy a free community festival celebrating nature. Bird walks led by experts start at 8 a.m. on the Florida Birding Trail. Walking workshops highlight 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 SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, PAGE 3B Community Calendar Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. firstname.lastname@example.org Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. Please note: protable events will need to be handled by our advertising department. For more information, contact Aimee via email. Deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3B Community Calendar The EAA Chapter 797 hosts a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. in the EAA building at Su wannee 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 ka raoke 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 bene fit 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 email@example.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 for mer military officers of all services, including Reserve and National Guard, and spouses/ guests are welcome. For information and reservations call Mo Becnel (386)755-0756 or Steve Casto at (386)497-2986. The Su wannee 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 No vember with the exception of March where we have no rides. If you have any questions contact Brittney Smith at 386-688-1482. Recipe Swap Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave. S, Live Oak 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Bring in a favorite recipe or dish, meet other foodies, and exchange ideas. Call 386-3622317 for Featured Recipe of the Month Christian Singles Meet every other Saturday at 5 p.m. Call for more information: 386-623-5810, 386-2880961, 386-438-3394. Branford Camera Club Hatch Park Community Center 403 SE Craven St. Branford Meets 3rd Thursday with an occasional ex ception 386-935-2044 or 386-590-6339 Critter Corner Suwannee County Animal Shelter 11150 144th St., McAlpin, Fla. (approx. 8 miles South off Hwy 129). If you are missing a pet or would love to adopt a pet, please come see us. Animals can be viewed Monday-Friday 9-1 and Saturday 9-12. Volunteers and transporters are 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 386-205-9132 American Legion Post 107 10726 142nd St., Live Oak Off of Hwy 129 S, post is 1 mile on the right. Meets 1st Thursday at 12 p.m. 386-362-5987 Social Sewing Club Center Ave., off of 7th St. 2nd and 4th Tuesday For more information: 386-362-4062 Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. SW, Live Oak 3rd Friday of each month, 11 a.m. 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 train ing 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 Li brary, 1848 S. Ohio Ave., in Live Oak. Sessions 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 email@example.com. Pre-registration is required. Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 contain er 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 Suwan nee 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 Bi ble 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 2B
rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f Suwannee Democrat PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK Friday, April 6, 2018 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 Answer Y our CallingOnline Today at suwanneedemocrat.com The Suwannee Democrat JOBS SECTIONIn Print & Online 386.362.1734Browse Dozens of Rewarding Career Opportunities forAnimal Lovers Caretakers Educators ClassiedsAre In 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). 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. Administrative Administrative AideSuwannee County Fire Res cue is seeking applicants for the part time position of Ad ministrative Aide. Applica tions are available online at suwgov.org, at the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064; telephone (386) 364-3407 or at Public Works, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060 (386) 364-3400. This position is open until filled The Suwannee County Board of County Commission ers is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or ap plicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, marital status or genetics. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. Suc cessful completion of a drug test is a condition of employ ment. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-em ployment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EEO/ AA/V/D Professional Madison, FL: Director of Curriculum and Instruction. See www.nfcc.edu for details. Find It In The Classieds HUNTING? 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 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. Live Oak Church of God, 129 S, Live Oak, FL. HUGE YARD SALE. 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Fri & Sat, 4/6 & 4/7. Lots of great stuff! (To benefit Ladies Ministries) Yard/Estate Sales STOP BY THE SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT OFFICE 521 Demorest Street, SE Live Oak, FL AND PLACE YOUR GA RAGE (YARD, ESTATE, OR MOVING) SALE AD IN TWO EDITIONS OF THE SU WANNEE DEMOCRAT TO RECEIVE A FREE GARAGE SALE KIT* *Kit contains: 3-11X13 Signs 1Pre-Sale Checklist 1Tipsheet for a Successful Sale 1Sheet of Price Stickers Hay for Sale FOR SALE: VERY GOOD PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY Approx. 500-lb rolls. $85 per roll-cash at the farm. Hank Sheddan, Live Oak, FL 386-590-1827 email@example.com Find it in the Classifieds! 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 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 FIND IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY!! 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. 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
Friday, April 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5B Public Notices Protecting 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 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 18-CP-47 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSEMARIE SPERANZA HOWARD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Rosemarie Speranza Howard, whose date of death was November 24, 2017; File Number 18-CP-47 is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee Coun ty, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is 200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal repre sentative and the personal represen tatives 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 the 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 de mands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is March 30, 2018. /s/ Adam L. Morrison Adam L. Morrison Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0028163 Sellers, Taylor & Morrison, P.A. 108 Howard Street West Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: 386-208-1080 Facsimile: 386-208-1090 E-mail: adam.morrison@ suwanneelawyers.com Secondary: Teresa.kent@ suwanneelawyers.com /s/ Joel A. Howard Joel A. Howard Personal Representative 14301 176th Street McAlpin, Florida 32062 03/30, 04/06/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2016-CA-000179 ROUNDPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. EDWARD W. RASS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, Barry A BAker Clerk of the Circuit Court of Su wannee County, Florida, will on April 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., Front steps of the Courthouse in accordance with Chapter 45, F.S., offer for sale and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Suwannee County, Florida, to wit: Lot 38, Westwood Acres First Addi tion; Plat Book 1, Page 219, Public Records, Suwannee County, Florida. Property Address: 6015 159th Road, Live Oak, FL 32060 pursuant to Final Judgment of Fore closure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the depos it paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgag er, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagees attorney. 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: 386-758-2163 *Contact Court Ad ministration 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 impaired call 711. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 28th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry A. Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers DEPUTY CLERK 04/06, 04/13/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000153 IN RE: ESTATE OF BINNIE B. MELUGIN Deceased. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LYNN MELUGIN and MICHAEL MELUGIN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of an action for Probate Administration of the Estate of Binnie B. Melugin has been filed and you have been iden tified an interested party to the pro ceedings. You are required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the Petitioners attorney, Zoecklein Law, PA, 207 East Robert son St, Suite E, Brandon, FL 33511, telephone (813) 501-5071, fascimile 813-925-4310, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the na ture of the proceeding being a probate administration of the Estate of Binnie B. Melugin, deceased. If you fail to file your response or an swer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the Peti tioners attorney, Zoecklein Law, PA, 207 East Robertson, Suite E, Bran don, FL 33511, telephone (813) 5015071, facsimile 813-925-4310, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you. DATED at Suwannee County this 29th day of March, 2018. (Court Seal) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Rhonda Chewning Deputy Clerk 04/06, 04/13/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURSIDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000134CAMXAX James B. Nutter & Company, Plaintiff, vs. Delia Allen, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2017, entered in Case No. 16000134CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee County, Florida, wherein James B. Nutter & Company is the Plaintiff and Melva L. Jackson a/k/a Melvin L. Jackson; Unknown Spouse of Melva L. Jackson a/k/a Melvin L. Jackson; Christopher Allen; Unknown Spouse of Christopher Allen n/k/a Priscilla Allen; United States of America on behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, beginning at 11:00 AM on April 26, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 294.11 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 71 OF THE TOWN OF LIVE OAK, AS SHOWN ON PAGE 21 OF THE OLD TAX ASSESSORS MAP AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUN TY, FLORIDA. BEING PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, SUWAN NEE 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 27th day of March, 2018 (Court Seal) Barry Baker As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who requires accomodations 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 notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 03/30, 04/06/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURSIDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000134CAMXAX James B. Nutter & Company, Plaintiff, vs. Delia Allen, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2017, entered in Case No. 16000134CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee County, Florida, wherein James B. Nutter & Company is the Plaintiff and Melva L. Jackson a/k/a Melvin L. Jackson; Unknown Spouse of Melva L. Jackson a/k/a Melvin L. Jackson; Christopher Allen; Unknown Spouse of Christopher Allen n/k/a Priscilla Allen; United States of America on behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, beginning at 11:00 AM on April 26, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 294.11 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 71 OF THE TOWN OF LIVE OAK, AS SHOWN ON PAGE 21 OF THE OLD TAX ASSESSORS MAP AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUN TY, FLORIDA. BEING PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, SUWAN NEE 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 27th day of March, 2018 (Court Seal) Barry Baker As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabil ity who requires accomodations 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 notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770. 03/30, 04/06/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18-52 CP In RE: Estate of FLETCHER W. BRIGHT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FLETCHER W. BRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was December 25, 2017, and whose Social Securi ty Number is ***-**-0681, is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representa tive and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is: March 30, 2018. /s/ George T. Bright GEORGE T. BRIGHT Personal Representative 1511 Chickamauga Avenue Lookout Mountain, Georgia MORGAN LAW CENTER FOR ES TATE & LEGACY PLANNING, PLLC /s/ Roberta O. Getzan Roberta O. Getzan Florida Bar Number: 0577200 234 East Duval Street Lake City, FL 32055 386/755-1977 (office) 386/755-8781 (facsimile) firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Personal Representative 03/30, 04/06/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 18-46-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID HENRY WAGENMAN, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DA VID HENRY WAGENMAN deceased, whose date of death was February 4, 2018; File Number 18-46-CP, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the person al representatives 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 FOREV ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is: April 6, 2018. Personal Representatives: /s/ Brenda Joyce Wagenman BRENDA JOYCE WAGENMAN 22084 41st Drive Lake City, Florida 32024 /s/ Heath Allen Wagenman HEATH ALLEN WAGENMAN 22084 41st Drive Lake City, Florida 32024 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MARLIN M. FEAGLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.A. By: /s/ Marlin Feagle Marlin M. Feagle Florida Bar No. 0173248 Attorney for Personal Representatives 153 NE Madison Street Post Office Box 1653 Lake City, Florida 32056-1653 386/752-7191 email@example.com 04/06, 04/13/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 18-46-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID HENRY WAGENMAN, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DA VID HENRY WAGENMAN deceased, whose date of death was February 4, 2018; File Number 18-46-CP, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the person al representatives 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 FOREV ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is: April 6, 2018. Personal Representatives: /s/ Brenda Joyce Wagenman BRENDA JOYCE WAGENMAN 22084 41st Drive Lake City, Florida 32024 /s/ Heath Allen Wagenman HEATH ALLEN WAGENMAN 22084 41st Drive Lake City, Florida 32024 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MARLIN M. FEAGLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.A. By: /s/ Marlin Feagle Marlin M. Feagle Florida Bar No. 0173248 Attorney for Personal Representatives 153 NE Madison Street Post Office Box 1653 Lake City, Florida 32056-1653 386/752-7191 firstname.lastname@example.org 04/06, 04/13/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-163-CA TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HINES PLACE, LLC, COLUMBIA IN VESTORS, LLC, DANIEL CRAPPS, L. JAMES CHERRY, a/k/a L. JAMES CHERRY, JR. and HINES PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Fore closure entered in the above-cap tioned action, the Clerk of the Court will sell the properties situated in Su wannee County, Florida described as follows: Lots 22, 23, 25, 26, 31, 33, 34 and 36 of Phase 2, Hines Place, a subdivision according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 531, Public Re cords of Suwannee County, Florida. AND Lots 41, 42, 43, 44, 52, 54, 60 and 61 of Phase 3, Hines Place, a subdivision according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 532, Public Re cords of Suwannee County, Florida. at public sale, in the presence of Plain tiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the courthouse steps of the Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, Florida 32064, on the 26th day of April, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to the terms of the Consent Final Judgment of Fore closure and this Courts Order Grant ing Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, and in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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. 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, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2018. (Court Seal) BARRY BAKER CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk 04/06, 04/13/2018 IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-DR-5133 DIVISION: FM-C IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD, A.N., Adoptee. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JONATHAN WILSON 11437 North County Road 250 Wellborn, Florida 32049 WHEREAS, the Petitioners, by and through Law Office of Rachel Rall, P.A. have filed a PETITION TO TER MINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS PEND ING ADOPTION: Jonathan Wilson, a white male, whose date of birth is March 16, 1988 and is 29 years old with blue eyes and brown hair is the alleged biological father of the Adop tee, A.N., born July 1, 2017, in Colum bia County, Florida. A hearing in this matter will be held before the Honorable Judge John Guy on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 3:30 pm in Hearing Room 742 of the Duval County Courthouse. The Court has reserved 30 minutes for this hearing. You may object to this action by filing a written objection with the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Room 2474, Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Ad ams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or by appearing at the Hearing. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit 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 Notice 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. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA STATUES, FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING OR TO FILE A WRIT TEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR CHILD. Dated: March 26, 2018. (Court Seal) Ronnie Fussell CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Kim Burns Deputy Clerk 03/30, 04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2018 Legals IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-DR-5133 DIVISION: FM-C IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD, A.N., Adoptee. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JONATHAN WILSON 11437 North County Road 250 Wellborn, Florida 32049 WHEREAS, the Petitioners, by and through Law Office of Rachel Rall, P.A. have filed a PETITION TO TER MINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS PEND ING ADOPTION: Jonathan Wilson, a white male, whose date of birth is March 16, 1988 and is 29 years old with blue eyes and brown hair is the alleged biological father of the Adop tee, A.N., born July 1, 2017, in Colum bia County, Florida. A hearing in this matter will be held before the Honorable Judge John Guy on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 3:30 pm in Hearing Room 742 of the Duval County Courthouse. The Court has reserved 30 minutes for this hearing. You may object to this action by filing a written objection with the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Room 2474, Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Ad ams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or by appearing at the Hearing. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit 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 Notice 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. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA STATUES, FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING OR TO FILE A WRIT TEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR CHILD. Dated: March 26, 2018. (Court Seal) Ronnie Fussell CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Kim Burns Deputy Clerk 03/30, 04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwan nee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-121-222422-2 authorizing the with drawal of 0.6355 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use to Suwannee River Terra, LLC, 2086 J Frank Culpepper Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Daily allocations are calculat ed on an average annual basis and the maximum allocation is only authorized in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. The permit shall expire on 1/10/2035. The project is located in Sections 20, 21 and 28, Township 4 South, Range 13 East, Suwannee County, Florida. Files pertaining to the project referred above are available for inspection at https://permitting.srwmd.com/ srepermitting/jsp/start.jsp NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwan nee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Adminis trative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Manage ment Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by e-mail to email@example.com within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Flor ida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Me diation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hear ing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts reg ular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hear ing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formu late final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hear ing (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 04/06/2018 Legals NOTICE OF MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will meet in the School Board Meeting Room, 1729 Walker Avenue, SW, Suite 300, Live Oak, Florida, on the following date and times. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. Workshop Session Budget Facilities Contracts Personnel Issues Curriculum Issues Policy Issues Special Meeting (immediately follow ing Workshop) Budget Facilities Contracts Personnel Issues Curriculum Issues Policy Issues School Board meetings are open to the public with the exception of Expul sion Issues, which are private. Anyone present wishing to appeal any deci sion made during the Regular Meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, includ ing any testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. /s/ Ted. L. Roush SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 04/06/2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 487 Gold Kist Blvd, SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Date: 04/17/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 1990 CHEVY VIN: 2GBEG25K6L4120615 2001 PONT VIN: 1G2HX54K814270387 04/06/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE The Village Attic Self Storage 11237 CR 136 W Dowling Park, FL 32064 386-688-7488 Will dispose of stored items from two units on April 21, 2018 Items were stored by Shannon Saunders and Brian Smith This action taken due to non-payment of agreed monthly rent. 04/06, 04/11, 04/13/2018 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY RFQ NUMBER 2018-02 SUWANNEE COUNTY IS REQUEST ING STATEMENTS OF QUALIFI CATIONS FROM PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING FIRMS OR INDIVID UALS FOR THE FOLLOWING: UTILITY ENGINEER SER VICES SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Qualifications must be received by: 4:00 p.m. Local Time Friday, April 20, 2018 Late qualifications will not be con sidered. Place for Receiving Qualifications: Suwannee County Clerk of Courts Cashier Window 200 South Ohio Avenue Live Oak, FL 32064 (386) 362-0500 Public RFQ Opening: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m., or soon thereafter Suwannee County Administration Office Conference Room 13150 80th Terrace Live Oak, FL 32060 RFQ Documents Available from: Suwannee County Administration 13150 80th Terrace Live Oak, FL 32060 Also available on Demandstar.com Project Description: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified individuals or firms to provide utility engineering services for Suwan nee County. An initial economic de velopment project will include a public water system and associated piping. Additional project(s) may include a waste water treatment facility RICHARD GAMBLE, CHAIRMAN SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 04/06/2018 REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR LEGAL SERVICES The Live Oak Housing Authority (LOHA) is accepting proposals from qualified experienced firms or individ uals interested in serving as Financial Advisor to the LOHA as they pursue development opportunities for afford able housing in Live Oak, Florida. The Financial Advisor would serve in a service capacity, advising the LOHA as needed on all financings and pro grams of work involving development of affordable housing for qualifying families. The LOHA will utilize multiple debt and equity instruments including, low income housing tax credits, mort gage financing, limited partnerships, HOME funds, SHIP funds and public/ private collaborations as its principal forms of financing for the creation of additional affordable housing units. For a copy of the RFQ please contact Ms. Vickie Hogg, Executive Director at 386-362-2123. Please submit six (6) copies of your proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Monday, April 23, 2018. LOHA encourages minority participation. All proposals should be delivered (fax or electronic copies not accepted) to: Vickie Hogg, Executive Director Live Oak Housing Authority 406 Webb Drive, NE Live Oak, FL 32064 04/06, 04/11, 04/13, 04/18/2018 NEED TO PLACE A LEGAL AD? CONTA CT NORTH FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6B 49057-1 ADVENT CHRISTIANBIXLER MEMORIAL ADVENT CHRISTIANAdvent Christian Village, Dowling Park Dr. Timothy Setzer SUNDAY Morning Worship ....................................... 9:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour ....................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Group ............................................... 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ........................................ 6:00 p.m. 49067-1FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH699 Pinewood Drive (386) 362-1802 Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:30 am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am Youth Group & Sword Seekers Group following school49075-1MCALPIN ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 243-0381 Rev. Robert Osburn SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study ................................ 6:00 pm We invite you to come worship with us.49099-1 BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH5203 County Road 795 362-3101 Church Rev. David McKeithen SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Service .............................................. 7:00 pm49100-1CLAYLAND BAPTIST CHURCH11409 193rd Road Live Oak, FL 32060Pastor Bill Lawhon SUNDAY Sunday School ......................................................... 9:45am Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00am Childrens Church during morning worship Evening Worship ................................................... 6:30pm (for children, youth) WEDNESDAY Evening Service ...................................................... 7:00pm Keepers of the Faith ............................................... 6:30pm (Nursery provided only Sunday morning service)49127-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DOWLING PARKSharing the Joy of Jesus Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor (In Dowling Park on Hwy. 250) (386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dowlingparkbaptist.com SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Evening Bible Exploration Services .................................... 6:00 pm conducted during 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service WEDNESDAY Mid Week Prayer Service ............................. 6:30 pm Free Meals for SeniorsWe are a meal site for the Suwannee River Economic sign up, please contact us at 386-658-236049110-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH401 West Howard Street Phone: 386-362-1583 Email: email@example.com www.fbcliveoak.org Rev. Phillip Herrington, Senior Pastor Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration Rev. Ryan Vermilyea, Students Education Mrs. Debbie McCall, Preschool/Childrens Coordinator SUNDAY Early Worship .............................................. .8:30 am Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 am Discipleship Training .................................... 6:00 pm Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................................. 6:00-8:00 pm RUSH Youth ..................................... 6:00-8:00 pm Midweek Prayer .................................. 6:00-7:30 pm49113-1FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCHPastor: Matthew McDonald Youth Pastor: Scott Connelly 386-776-1010 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday Morning Bible Study ....................... 9:45 am Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 am (Childrens church during Morning Worship) Discipleship Training .................................... 5:00 pm (Womens Bible Study, Mens Bible Study, Youth Discipleship, Childrens Choir) Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY SERVICES Wednesday Evening Supper ......................... 5:45 pm Awanas ......................................................... 6:30 pm Bible Study & Prayer Time .......................... 7:00 pm Nursery available during all services49116-1MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCHGrowing Together As Family Rev. Wally Weaver, Pastor www.mtobc.com 386-963-5603 SUNDAY Early Worship ............................................... 8:30 am Bible Study (Sunday School) ....................... 9:45 am Celebration Worship .................................. 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY .............................................. .5:00 pm Kidmo Club. ................................................. 6:00 pm MOB Student ............................................... 6:00 pm College and Career ...................................... 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study ......................................... 6:30 pm 49122-1ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mathew Barker Phones 386-208-6190 and 386-208-6195 SUNDAY Bible Study ............................................... 10:00 AM Morning Worship ..................................... 11:00 AM Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service ....................................... 7:00 PM49125-1PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCHUS 129 South (Across from the S&S Store) Post Oce Box 129, McAlpin, FL386-362-5634 Pastor: Charlie SextonSUNDAY Bible School .............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 am Supper ...................................................... 5:00 pm .......................................... 5:30 pm Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ...................... 6:00 pm Youth Group .............................................. 6:30 pm Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:2549128-1ROSEMARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jason Bond Sunday School ......................................... 9:45a.m. Sunday Worship .................................... 11:00a.m. Sunday Evening ...................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .................... 6:30p.m. 49130-1 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Phone: 386-362-7022 www.biblebaptistliveoak.com Pastor Brent Whittle Sunday School ........................................ 10:00 am Beginners/Primaries (Ages 2-9) Teens (Ages 13-18) Adult Bible Study ....................................... 10:00 am Morning Service ......................................... 11:00 am Evening Service ............................................ 5:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................ 7:00 pm Glow Club (Ages 4-13) ................................ 7:00 pm49165-1WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCHRusty Bryan, Pastor Rick McCall, Associate Pastor Church Phone 386.963.2231 email@example.com SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:15am(classes for all ages)Morning Worship Service ........................... 10:30amChildrens church (Grades K-6th)Adult Choir ................................................... 4:45pm Childrens/Middle School Choir ................... 4:00pm .............................................. 6:00pmNursery is available for both servicesWEDNESDAY ................................................ 5:00pm ....................................................... 6:00pm Middle/High School Youth ........................... 6:30pm Prayer Meeting .............................................. 6:30pm49167-1WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dominic Morales 904-866-6769 (Cell) SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Prayer (in the prayer room) ......... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 11:00am EveningWorship ............................................ 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting .............................................. 7:00pm Youth Program (Ages 12-18) ..................... ...7:00pm 49168-1 WESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Phone (386) 362-1120 Dr. Benton E. Bush, Senior Pastor Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music & Senior Adults SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Worship & Childrens Church ..... 10:45am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service. ...................................... ..6:00pm Youth & Childrens Ministries ...................... 6:00pm Visit us at www.wbclo.com49170-1 CATHOLICST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH (Live Oak)928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East (386) 364-1108 Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 6:00 pm Sunday Mass ................................................ 9:00 am Sunday (Spanish) Mass .............................. 11:30 am Mission Churches St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper) Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 4:00 pm Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Mayo) Sunday .......................................................... 1:30 pm49171-1San Juan Mission Catholic Church 304 SE Plant Ave Saturday Mass in Spanish ........................... 7:30pm Sunday Mass ................................................. 9:30am Day Masses ...............................................Please Call firstname.lastname@example.org CHURCH OF CHRISTBURLINGTON SANTA FE CHURCH OF CHRIST Evangelist Ken Campbell 935-1532 Bible School ............................................... 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................................... 6:00 p.m. Wed.-Bible Study ......................................... 7:00 p.m.49172-1 EPISCOPALST. LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCH WEDNESDAY Eucharist & Unction ................... 10:30 am & 6:00 pm SUNDAY Adult Sunday School ..................................... 10:00 am Eucharist ...................................... 9:00 am & 11:00 am Nursery provided for both services. more information call (386) 362-1837 The Rev. George Hinchliffe Rector49175-1 INTERDENOMINATIONALCHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES 15445 US Highway 129 S. (7 miles South of Town) (386) 208-1345 Sunday Morning Service ...... 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. .......................... 7:00 p.m. Pastor Wayne Godsmark 49176-1 LUTHERANGRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 386-364-1851 Bible Class-Sunday School .......................... 9:30 am Worship ...................................................... 10:30 amCall for upcoming Seminar and other studies 49177-1 NAZARENELIVE OAK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo (386) 362-6380 SUNDAY Sunday School .......................................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 p.m. Spanish Service (Domingo) ... 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Evening Prayer Meeting ............................ 6:00 p.m. A Church on the Move 49179-1 NON-DENOMINATIONALLIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCHCome Worship with Us!SUNDAYSunday School ...................................... 9:30 am Morning Worship ................................ 10:30 am Evening Worship ................................... 6:00 pmWEDNESDAYEvening Worship .................................. .6:00 pm 49182-1MELODY CHURCH.COM10046 US Hwy. 129S SUNDAYService ................................................. 10:00 amWEDNESDAYService .................................................. .6:30 pm49184-1 HATCH BEND APOSTOLIC CHURCHPastor Steve Boyd Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................................ 10:00am WEDNESDAY Evening Worship ........................................... 7:30pm 49185-1LIVING SPRINGS FAMILY WORSHIP CENTERPastor Charles Istre Church 935-1713 email@example.com SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Service .......................................... 10:30am WEDNESDAY Services ...................................................... ...7:00pm49186-1 PENTECOSTALLIVE OAK FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. Mike Townsend 330-2210 SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Childrens Church ....................................... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 10:30am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Evening Service ............................................. 7:30pm 49187-1LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD9828 US Hwy 129 South 362-2483 www.liveoakchurchofgod.com Pastor Rev. Wes Tanksley SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 10:40 am Childrens Church ...................................... 10:40 am Childrens Choir ........................................... 5:30 pm Evening Worship .......................................... 6:30 pm WEDNESDAY ................................... 7:00 pm Children Classes, Boys/Girls Clubs, ABLAZE, Youth Ministries, The Bridge, Young Adults Class & Bible Class FRIDAY Prayer at the Gates of the City ......... 7:00 8:15 am49189-1 PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (386) 362-2323 Pastor Joseph Hatcher SUNDAY Sunday School ........................................... 9:45 AM for children, youth and adults Morning Worship ..................................... 10:45 AM WEDNESDAY .............................. 5:45 PM Kingdom Kids Children .............................. 6:30 PM Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study Choir Practice ............................................. 7:30 PM A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming, 49190-1 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHPastor Ryan Wiggan 364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School ............................................ 9:15 am Devine ........................................................ 11:00 am TUESDAY Prayer Meeting ........................................... 7:00 p.m. 49191-1 UNITED METHODISTNEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Dallas Monis Smith Phone (386) 776-1806 SUNDAY Sunday Worship ........................................... 9:30 am Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am WEDNESDAY Womens Bible Study ......................................... 10 am 49192-1WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Sherry Adams Cell Phone 386-688-3632 Music: Geiger & Campbell families SUNDAY Sunday School (all ages) ...10:00 a.m. Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m. OUTREACH MINISTRIES Food Pantry, Clothes Closet: Wednesday-ursday 9:00 a.m.12 noon. 386-965-5472 WEDNESDAY Silver Club Bingo ......... 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m. The Suwannee Valley Church with a Heart -where YOU are always welcome!49194-1FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHThe family church in the heart of Live Oak email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Sunday Services: 9:00 a.m.....................Son Praise 10:00 a.m. .............Sunday School 11:00 a.m. .......Traditional Service Wednesday: Choir Rehearsal Wednesday: Youth & Children Programs during School YearThursday Prayer Group: 10:00 a.m. Other on-going activities and fellowship dinners 49222-1 Howard Street Dry Clean Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning 705 West Howard Street Live Oak, Florida 32064(386) 364-5211 49233-1 Jiffy Food Stores The Store Around The Corner From Where You Live STORE ON NORTH OHIO OPEN 24 HOURS Co-Free, Inc. 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