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Suwannee Democrat

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

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Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
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30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )

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

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Midweek Edition August 15, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rf Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEE CANDIDATES, PAGE 10A SEE OXENDINE, PAGE 10A SEE SIS, PAGE 10A SEE COMMISSION, PAGE 10A rf 122526-1 WELLBORN The forum for the District 4 seat on the county commission scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. With former commissioner and candidate Philip Oxendine pass ing away unexpectedly Sunday evening, the event was called off. The commission seat will be decided in the Aug. 28 pri mary election between Jesse Caruthers, Len Stapleton and Harry Kin Weaver. It is an open primary in which any voter in District 4 may vote in, regardless of party afliation since all the candidates are Re publicans with no Democrats or non-party candidates running. Wellborn political forum canceled jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK While paying respects to their fellow candidate that passed away this weekend and thanking each other for run ning a clean race, the remaining three county commission candi dates also touted their own val ues Monday night. Jesse Caruthers, Len Staple ton and Harry Kin Weaver Jr. each had their chance to stump for the District 4 seat on the Su wannee County Board of County Commissioners at the Suwannee County Voters Leagues forum Monday at the Live Oak City Hall. Phil Oxendine, the fourth candidate on the ballot, passed away Sunday night unexpectedly. All Republicans, the three will face off in the primary election with early voting beginning Sat urday and election day set for Aug. 28. With only one party running for the seat, the vote is open to all voters within District 4, regardless of party afliation. r rf rntbrf r br bb rrb ftn bb brrb frftb f r brfb b br jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK With his photo behind them, each county can didate took a moment Monday night to talk about Phil Oxen dine. Oxendine, a former Suwan nee County commissioner and a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Board of County Commis sioners, passed away unexpect edly Sunday night. The Suwannee County Voters League had a black ribbon and his photo situated on the dais in remembrance of him during Mondays forum. We just want to remember him this evening, said Robert Ford, who facilitated the forum for the Voters League. These kind of things remind us of the brevity of life and the frailty of life. And then one by one, each of the three candidates also seeking the District 4 seat, followed suit in paying their respects to Oxen ntbtn nnnnb n tbbn f fbrbbf brfrb frb jessie.box@ganews.com LIVE OAK Suwannee Intermediate School hosted a It Takes a Village luncheon last Thursday for the teachers. I just want to thank everyone to our It Takes a Village luncheon today to kick off the start of our brand new year, Prin cipal Jennifer Beach said. It is a new year, we have a new attitude and we want to cele brate that. She thanked business part ners Wal-Mart, Pregnancy Care Center Dollar General, Ron White Nobles Nursery, Alvin Electric, Pioneer Jan itorial, ONeal Companies, Tint Solutions and Suwannee River Regional Library. The guest speaker was Brandon Fernald. He is the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce President and Commercial Loan Ofcer for First Federal Bank of Florida. If you value teamwork, you have to commit to the principles that grow it, Fer nald said. It Takes a Village at SIS frbbf ffbbbbfbf b bn rbrfrf rrffb f jamie.wachter@ganews.com LIVE OAK Phil Oxendine, a former Suwannee County commissioner who was running for a commission seat again, passed away Sunday night. He was 65. Oxendine had been working in his yard Sunday afternoon and got overheated and later passed away from heat stroke. Oxendine served as the Dis trict 4 commissioner from 201014, helping to get the Suwannee County Fire Rescue station built in Wellborn during his term in ofce. Commissioner Clyde Flem ing, who worked on the board with Oxendine, said it was quite a shock to hear of Oxendines passing Sunday night. We worked well together on the board, Fleming said, adding that they had just talked earlier Sunday and had a good conver sation. His last words to me were that he would come help me (do some work). Phil is going to be missed. He was a good person, a good individual. Wellborn resident Wendell Snowden agreed. Snowden was an ardent supporter of Oxen dines campaign to be re-elected to the board. But he wasnt always that way. When Phil Oxendine ran for the District 4 Commission seat in 2010, I did not support or vote for him, Snowden Commission candidate Oxendine passes away f tbnt nnb nb tntb n tt t fntb

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 Advertising Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 Sr. Advertising Representative, Bill Regan, ext. 150 Advertising Representative,Ashley Hingson, ext. 103 Advertising Representative,Samantha Smith, ext. 141 Classified/Legal, Louise Sheddan ext. 102 Telesales Ad Representative, Ninan Rogers, ext. 109The Suwannee Democrat, ublished Wednesday and Friday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. Publication number 530180. The Jasper News, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #755-980. The Mayo Free Press, published every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL 32064. Business locat ed at 521 Demorest St. SE, Live Oak, FL. USPS #334-600. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News or Mayo Free Press, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064. Subscribe online at www. suwanneedemocrat.com.Letters, comments and opinions on the Opinion page are not necessarily those of the management/ownership of the Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and the Mayo Free Press.LETTERS TO THE EDITORLetters may be mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. All letters are read. Not all letters are published. Letters may be edited to fit available space. The editor should not alter the writers point of view. Well written letters require less editing. Keep it to the point, an ideal range is 150 to 200 words. Please include your name, address and day and evening phone numbers for verification. Letters MUST be signed. Letters to the editor can be limited to one letter per quarter per individual. Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press HOW TO REACH US Switchboard, 386-362-1734 Fax, 386-364-5578 Email, nf.editorial@gaflnews.com Mail, P.O. Box 370 Live Oak, FL 32064 Office, 521 Demorest St. SE Publisher, Jeff Masters jmasters@cnhi.com General Manager, Monja Slater ext. 105 CONTACT US WITH YOUR COMMENTSIf you have any questions or concerns, call us at 386-362-1734 or visit our Website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com NEWSROOM Editor, Jamie Wachter ext. 131 Reporter, Jessie Box ext. 130 Sports, Mike Jones ext. 133 ADVERTISING Suwannee Democrat Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $35 Out-of-county, $50 Jasper News Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 Mayo Free Press Circulation Subscription Rates, In-county, $18 Out-of-county, $26 OFFICE HOURS Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIRCULATION RANT & RAVE HOTLINEHeres your chance to tell everyone what you think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a message to express their thoughts, good or bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not about private indi viduals or businesses. If you prefer, you may email your comments to jamie. wachter@gaflnews.com. Your name is not required, but you must adhere to no more than 200 words. Rant & Rave only publishes in the weekend Suwannee Democrat. SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2A Suwannee Democrat prints the entire arrest record each week. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforcement FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforcement P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections Aug. 8, Jesse Adam Smith, 34, 187 SW Jupiter Glen, Lake City, FL, Probation Violation: SC SO-Williams Aug. 8, Candence Renee Long, 23, 968 Ohio Ave. Room 204, Live Oak, FL, Possession of Controlled Substance: LOPD Aug. 8, Pamela Louann Gresham, 26, 17960 16th Terrace, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: P&P-Grifn Aug. 8, Tatanisha Yannette Thomas, 40, 415 NE Anna Ave., Live Oak, FL, Probation Viola tion: LOPD-Nicholson Aug. 8, Joshua Lee Ellis, 19, 216 Piedmont St., Live Oak, FL, Out of County Warrant: LOPD-MacFadden Aug. 9, Robert William Seifert, 30, 5380 Pine St., Cocoa, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Tucker Aug. 9, Charles Hugh Rowlls, 83, 20978 104th Place, Live Oak, FL, Criminal Mischief: LOPD-MacFadden Aug. 9, Kevin Wayne Severance, 35, 205 Tip pett Dr., Perry, FL, Larceny Petit Theft 100 Less 300 Dollars: SCSO-Hunter Aug. 9, Connie Lavern Broomeld, 47, 623 SW Parramore Ave., Madison, FL: Failure to Appear: SCSO-Hunter Aug. 9, Vanessa Lee Allen, 29, 730 Darrow Ave. SE, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: LOPD-Nicholson Aug. 9, Vandreonna Tijah Renee Thompkins, 19, 399 NW Bascom Norris Dr., Lake City, FL: Failure to Appear: SCSO-Lee Aug. 9, Justin Woodrow Parker, 32, 601 NW Drive SW, Live Oak, Fl, Grand Theft 300 Less Than 5K Dollars, Burglary Unoccupied Structure Unarmed, Fraud Illegal Use Credit Cards: SC SO-Frost Aug. 9, Steven Aaron Taylor, 29, 816 Longleaf, Live Oak, FL, Simple Battery Domestic Vio lence: LOPD-Smith Aug. 10, Ron-Troy McLennon, 33, 7051 SW 27th St., Miramar, FL, Failure to Appear: SC SO-Smith Aug. 10, Jimmy Dale Miller, 39, 8092 River Rd., Live Oak, FL, Contribute to Delinquency of a Minor Sell Distribute Use Minor Obscene Mate rial, Sex Offender Violation-Fail To Report Email Address Instant Msg Name, Sex Offender Viola tion-Fail To Report Email Address Instant Msg Name, Possession of Firearm By Convicted Felon: FDLE-Hindle-Morris Aug. 10, James Curtis Simmons, 41, 101198 92nd Tr., Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: P&P-Raymond Aug. 10, Reynaldo Duran-Serrano, 26, 937 Bryson St. NE, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Falgout Aug. 10, Leonard J Baker Jr., 28, 13399 30th St., Live Oak, FL, Resisting Arrest without Vio lence, Knowingly Give False Info to LEO Alleged Crime, Knowingly DWLS/R 1st Offense, Pos session of Marijuana Not More Than 20 Grams: SCSO-Henry Aug. 11, Antyone Letavies Allen, 36, 314 Lafayette Ave., Live Oak, FL, Failure to Stop/ Remain at Crash Involving Injury, Knowingly DWLS/R 1st Offense, No Motor Vehicle Regis tration: LOPD-Craig Aug. 11, Lindsey Michell Santaite, 25, 3324 196th Ter., Wellborn, FL, Possession of Drug Par aphernalia: SCSO-Garcia Aug. 11, Justin Shane Pittman, 25, 3712 224th St., Lake City, FL, Unknowingly Operating Ve hicle While DL Suspended/Canceled/Revoked: SCSO-Garcia Aug. 11, Joshua Adam Marchman, 28, 6618 Townsend Rd., Jacksonville, FL, Leaving Scene of Crash Involving Property Damage, DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Failure to Register Motor Vehicle: FHP-Wright Aug. 11, Loretta Lynn Hascue, 36, Posses sion of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana Not More Than 20 Grams, Resisting Arrest without Violence, Tampering/Destroying Evidence: LOPD-Parisi Aug. 11, James Durward Laughlin, 46, 1522 Duval St. NE, Live Oak, FL, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering/Destroying Evidence, Pos session of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest with Violence: SCSO-Henry Aug. 12, Jason Lee Journigan, 40, 1715 78th St., Gainesville, FL, DUI, Resist Ofcer: SC SO-Wadford Aug. 12, Deangelo Jackson, 55, 11349 142nd Pl., McAlpin, FL, Simple Battery Domestic Vio lence: SCSO-Lee Aug. 13, Enrique Manzo, 41, 14451 State Road 51, Live Oak, FL, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: SC SO-Henry Aug. 13, Gary Howell III, 29, 17916 44th St., Live Oak, FL, Possession of Meth with intent to Sell, Manufacture, Deliver; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: SCSO-Wadford Aug. 13, Kyle Martin Jordan, 27, 7682 185th Rd., Live Oak, FL, Drugs-Possession With Meth aqualone or Mecloqualone Deriv. Sched. I, Pos session of Drug Paraphernalia: SCSO-Wadford Aug. 13, Chad Anthony Schmit, 31, 1415 SW 5th Street, Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Young Aug. 13, Jessie Eugene Brannen, 49, 9443 Hogan Rd., Live Oak, FL, Failure to Appear: SC SO-Lee Aug. 13, Brandon Michael Delawter, 28, 5405 NW 60th Street, Ocala, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Hunter Aug. 13, Bernard Willie Nelson, 66, 514 NE Georgia Ave., Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Hunter Arrest Record 128042-1 129377-1 AGENDA LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD EXECUTIVE SESSION, AUGUST 21, 2018 TO: Lafayette County School Board FROM: Robert Edwards, Superintendent of Schools SUBJECT: School Board Executive Session August 21, 2018 in the School Board Administration Building immediately following regular meeting = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The School Board of Lafayette County, Florida will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 immediately following regular meeting. Bargaining/Contract Negotiations will be discussed at this meeting. Present will be School Board Members Darren Driver, Jeff Walker, Marion McCray, Amanda Hickman, and Taylor McGrew. Also present will be Superintendent Robert Edwards, Board Attorney Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson, District Finance Director, Tammi Maund, and Chief Negotiator, Alissa Hingson. Per Florida Statutes, Executive Sessions are closed to the public. 08/16/2018130586-1 *Protable events must go through our advertising department. Calendar submissions are published within space availability and are not guaranteed consistency. SCSO looking for stolen UTV OBRIEN The Suwannee Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce is on the lookout for a stolen utility vehicle. According to the SCSO, a 2013 John Deere XUV 855D was stolen from a residence in the 8900 block of 226th Street in OBrien sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. The UTV is olive green and black with black seats that have been worn down from heavy use, according to the SCSO. The left rear tire has a dif ferent tread pattern from the remain ing three, said the SCSO, and there was also a blue cooler in the bed of the vehicle. Anyone with information regard ing the stolen utility vehicle should contact the Suwannee County Sher iffs Ofce at 386-362-2222. Those with information may remain anon ymous. rffntbbf rf n tnb

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 3A Hamilton County Arrest Record Editors note: The Jasper News prints the entire arrest record. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: DAC Department of Agriculture Commission DOA Department of Agriculture DOT Department of Transporta tion FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement FHP Florida Highway Patrol FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission HCDTF Hamilton County Drug Task Force HCSO Hamilton County Sheriffs Ofce ICE Immigration and Custom En forcement JAPD Jasper Police Department JNPD Jennings Police Department OALE Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforcement P&P Probation and Parole SCSO Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce WSPD White Springs Police De partment Aug. 6, Silvana Lisa Bettencourt, 40, 248 Lively Ln., Franklin, NC, Flee/Elude Police, Battery, Resist Ofcer Without Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI: FHP-Mazal Aug. 6, Shateria Chavette Gandy, 27, P.O. Box 457, Jasper, FL, DL WS/R: HCSO-Blanton Aug. 6, Sydney Cheyanne Billips, 22, 16425 10th Ave., Spanaway, WA, DWLS/R: HCSO-Blanton Aug. 7, Lenard Antonio Webb, 33, 3887 CR 146, Jennings, FL, Probation Violation: HCSO-Smith Aug. 7, Tony Currelley, 38, 1750 30th St., Jacksonville, FL, DWLS/R: FHP-Batts Aug. 8, Rochefort Saint Louis, 38, 20680 4th Ct., Miami, FL, Possession of Counterfeit Driver License, DLWS, Forgery of Credit Card: HCSO-Smith Aug. 8, Jude Moses Fortese, 54, 1520 155th Terrace, North Miami Beach, FL, Possession of Counterfeit Driver License, Possession of Cocaine, Forgery of Credit Card: HCSO-Smith Aug. 8, Kenneth Charles Coffee, 25, 2662 NW 6th Drive, Jennings, FL, Battery (DV): HCSO-Blanton Aug. 8. Marcus Franco Lockhart, 32, 4293 114th Terr., Coral Springs, FL, Out of County Warrant: DOAYoung Aug. 9, William Norman Braswell, 46, 1745 Dibble Circle, Jacksonville, FL, Larceny-Drive Off Without Pay ing for Gas, Marijuana Possession, DWLS/R, Larceny-Theft of $300$5,000 Value: JAPD-McDonald Aug. 9, Kyle Williams, 19, 6157 Highway 41, Jasper, FL, Improper Exhibit of Firearm or Weapon, Dis charging Firearm from Vehicle: HC SO-Harden Aug. 9, Katlyn Paige Cribbs, 19, 4410 SW 77th Ct., Jasper, FL, Im proper Exhibit of Firearm or Weapon, Discharging Firearm from Vehicle: HCSO-Harden Aug. 9, Edward Armstrong Jussely, 46, 5203 Field Dr., Lake Park, GA, Fraud-Impersonate Law Enforcement: HCSO-Blanton Aug. 9 Shanna Diane Perry, 35, 11865 SE 50th Drive, Jasper, Fl, Hit and Run: FHP-Hughes Aug. 10, Kelvin Jermichael Thomp son, 31, 5719 Aries Road, Port St. John, FL, Flee/Elude Police, DWLS/R, Aggravated Assault with Weapon, Re sisting Ofcer Without Violence, Co caine Possession, Narcotic Equipment Possession, Evidence Destroying: HCSO-McDaniel Aug. 10, Eddie William Stewart, 31, 2033 Charjean Road, Memphis, Tenn., Marijuana Possession: DOA-Pridgem Aug. 10, Willie Ray McGovern, 54, 9680 SW CR 249, Jasper, FL, Out of State Fugitive: HCSO-Smith Aug. 11, Ray Anthony Bristol, 40, 812 12th Ave., Jasper, FL, Failure to Appear, Cocaine Possession, Narcotic Equipment Possession: JAPD-Marti nez Aug. 11, Joseph Michael Hallick, 20, 1692 Gladstone St., Youngtown, OH, Marijuana Possession: DOA-Prid gem Aug. 11, Timothy Mirell Ingram, 49, 613 Pinewood Rd., Jasper, FL, Battery, JAPD-Harris Aug. 11, Joseph Anthony Scutella, 68, 29506 NW 170th Terr., Alach ua, FL, Synthetic Drug Possession, Smuggle Contraband Into Prison: HC SO-Smith Aug. 11, Robert Leon Clayton, 35, 8308 New Leaf Ave., Las Vegas, NV, DWLS/R: JNPD Aug. 11, Milton HUghes, 56, 1312 84th Ave, Jasper, FL, Probation Viola tion: HCSO-Blanton Aug. 12, Donald Fletcher Thomas, 30, 8784 57th Lane, Jasper, FL, Pro bation Violation, Drug Possession: JAPD-Martines Aug. 12, Bryant Alexander Adder ly, 28, 901 Moore St., Valdosta, GA, DWLS, Fail to Stop at Ag Station: DOA-Head Aug. 12, Emily Marian Fittante, 20, 6515 Wiggins Road, Live Oak, FL, Marijuana Possession: JAPD-Rick erson Aug. 12, Holly Daneile Yanofsky, 45, 4037 Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL, Reckless Driving, Neglect Child With out Bodily Harm, Possession of Meth amphetamine, Possession of Narcotic Equipment: HCSO-Thomas Aug. 12, Torri Tramaine Moment, 39, 995 Pine Ridge Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, DWLSR, Fail to Stop at Ag station: DOA-Milton T ravis Henr y, AAMS Financial Advisor 123 Howard Street Liv e Oak, FL 32064 386-364-1657 tra vis .henr y@edw ardjones .com www .edw ardjones .com Time to Put Excess Cash to Work? rf fntb FINANCIAL FOCUS fft fbf fffrfr fbrb f tt trtf fff ftb fr rtbt tf tb ff frbf frff ttr tfr ffbtrft rfrf rtb trfff tttb fr r bftt rtbrftf tft b rff tffb ftfft rfrrt rftfr f fftb nrfffftr frfff ffbnf frf ftb frftrf tff t tfb nr t tb tfrfr tfrt frbff tftf rtt b nr ttttb tff rrr trrfb 129389-1 130591-1AGENDA LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING, AUGUST 21, 2018 TO: FROM:rfntb t SUBJECT: r btb tf CALL TO ORDER RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS t 1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 3. CONSENT ITEMS ttt tttt tt t t tt ntt tf 4. ACTION ITEMS ttt rt rt tbftt rt t trt t ftt f ttrtt ttrtt tft tt tt ntf tt tnt t tt b b fn rt tbtb b t rttntf t tt t rt r trt n ft ft 5. ITEMS FOR INFORMATION rt ttttt t tt 6. CITIZEN INPUT nnntt ttbfttb nttf bnft tt t tn nt. ADJOURNMENT r rr rr rr rbbr rbr rr rrr brr Gregory to speak at Iron Sharpens Iron event LIVE OAK Monday will be the Live Oak Church of Gods nal Iron Sharpens Iron ministry event, and will feature Gene Gregory from the Seminole County Sheriffs Ofce. Gregory, the chaplain for the Seminole County Sheriffs Of ce, spoke in April at the funeral for the slain Gilchrist County deputies in Bell. With Gregory speaking Mon day, the Live Oak Church of Gods Mens Ministry hopes the free event will bring law enforcement and the community together. The monthly event begins at 7 p.m. While Gregory closes out the 2018 schedule for the event, the rst event for next year is slated for February with TV show host Lifes Highway with Wade Spencer, hosting a wildlife/gospel sing event. For more information about next weeks event, please call Mens Ministry leader Johnnie Philman at 386-8425494 or Pastor Wes Tanksley at 386-362-2483. rffn tb t b LIVE OAK The UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Ofce will be hosting a ve-week shortcourse on edible landscap ing this fall. The course will be held on Wednesdays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each week. The classes will be held at the Extension Ofce, 1302 11th Street SW in Live Oak. The topics to be covered in the course include: irrigation, bles, Registration is available through Aug. 24, but the class size is limited. For more information about the class or need information on the registration fee, please contact Carolyn Saft at 386-3622771. Suwannee County Extension ofce hosting landscaping course Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos.

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4A Suwannee Valley Living Check out these reviews and others on the product pages at STIHLdealers.com. STIHLdealers.com All prices are DSRP. Available at participating dealers while supplies last. The actual listed guide bar length may vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. 2017 STIHL00 bar Im glad I went with the 170--the price and reliability are outstanding. user prutsmanbros93MS 170 CHAIN SAW This is absolutely the best blower I have ever purchased. It is a great piece of equipment for the price, plus with the STIHL name, it has dependability I can count on. user TL805 BG 50 HANDHELD BLOWER $12995 FS 38 GAS TRIMMERFSA 45 BATTERY TRIMMERLightweight trimmer just 7.3 lbs. with AK 10 batteryNEW! FSA 56 BATTERY-POWERED T R I M M ER Includes AK 10 battery and AL 101 charger. NEW BGA 56 BATTE RY-POWERED H A N D HELD B L O W E RIncludes AK 20 battery and AL 101 charger. Lightweight handheld blower just 7.3 lbs. with AK 20 battery Johns Lawn Equipment 386-362-5020 122643-1 129382-1 NFCC honors LPN Class of 2018 Lafayettes Hamlin named Keeper of the Light MADISON North Florida Community Col lege recently honored 21 graduates from NFCCs Practical Nursing Program during a Pinning and Lamp Lighting ceremony at Van H. Priest Audito rium. Robin Pearson, NFCC Allied Health Instructor, welcomed friends, family and distinguished NFCC Administration to the mo mentous occasion July 12. The pinning ceremony is a special moment for Practical Nursing grad uates and marks the be ginning of each students career as a healthcare professional. NFCC Al lied Health Instructor and guest speaker Amanda Williams bestowed sin cere congratulations and encouraging words upon the future LPNs. Celina Quintana, of Madison County, re ceived the Nightingale Award and Brianna Davis, of Madison County, re ceived the Clinical Excel lence Award. Savanna Hamlin, of La fayette County, received the 2018 Academic Excel lence Award and was hon ored as the 2018 Keeper of the Light. NFCCs Practical Nurs ing Class of 2018 gradu ates include: Lafayette County Savanna Hamlin, Mayo Amy Sullivan, Mayo Austin Wilson, Mayo Suwannee County Emily McGraw, Live Oak Amber Monroe, Live Oak Quanisha Murphy, Live Oak Ashley Taylor, Live Oak Trevor Topham, Branford Taylor Wood, Live Oak rfnftnrb tf ff ntf ntt BRANFORD During the school pre-plan ning days, the Branford Rotary Club welcomed the Branford Elementary and Branford High School Teachers and staff back to school by providing them with (somewhat) healthy snacks that they could grab on the run to accommodate their busy schedules. The Rotary Club provided fruit, crackers chips, candy, and ice cold bottled waters to the groups. Last year, I read about an idea that originat ed in Bay County, Florida, Rotarian Trannie Lacquey said in a release. Stock the Fridge started as a simple Facebook post by Tutor Doctors of the Emerald Coast, a tutoring fran chise owned by a couple of former Bay District educators. They wanted to do something special for national Teacher Appreciation Week, but werent sure where to go. So they offered a ful ly stocked fridge with drinks and snacks, asking for suggestions. The Branford Club put its own spin on the Stock the Fridge concept. The idea was well received by the school em ployees. Our teachers and staff work long, tiring hours throughout the year, Rotary Club Presi dent Dr. Mel Kemmerer added. We want them to know that we appreciate what they do and wish them a successful 2018-2019 school year. NCFRPC honors Bryant for outstanding attendance GAINESVILLE City of Jasper Councilman La Bareld Bryant was awarded a Certicate of Outstanding Attendance at the North Cen tral Florida Regional Plan ning Council meeting on July 26 by Scott Koons, Execu tive Director of the Council. The Certicate was award ed in recognition of his at tendance at every scheduled Council meeting during Pro gram Year 2017-18. Bryant has served on the Council since 2011, representing the City of Jasper as a local elected ofcial. The Council, whose mem bers are local elected ofcials and gubernatorial appoin tees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida in cluding Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties. Programs include devel opment of the Strategic Re gional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local govern ments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropol itan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gaines ville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Com mittee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force. Bryant has been very ac tive in the organization over the past several years. He is currently a member of the Program Committee and the Regional Planning Commit tee. The Councils ofces are located in Gainesville. More information about the Council can be found at ncfrpc.org. ftfrnffnfnf ffrbfftfr tfnrftnfffffftn fb Visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Twitter: @suwanneedemocra Facebook: /suwanneedemocrat Ofce: 386-362-1734

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 5A OBITUARIES LOOKING FOR WANT TO PLACE AN AD?For Employment, Call: 800-600-4838 For Other Classieds, Call: 386-362-1734 x102Check Out Our Classied Ads in the B Section of this Edition.123422-1 129375-1 Units located on Gold Kist Road Rental Oce: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626 8991-1 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE ABBEY & LIVE OAK MINI STORAGE Foreigner, Bad Company tribute show set for Saturday Rhonda and the Relics to perform Friday at SOSMP LIVE OAK The last show in this years Tribute Show Series at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park will be Saturday with 4NR2 as the ultimate Foreigner Tribute Band and a rock n roll fantasy with Bad INC. as Bad Company. Rhonda and the Relics Band will kick off the weekend Friday with many genres of music, all in the Music Hall. Friday night is free admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner with music starting at 8 p.m. Saturday night tickets are $15 per person in advance, available at the door if there are any tickets available. Dinner and drinks not in cluded. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 9 p.m. Saturday welcomes fans as the British Rock Invasion arrives with Foreigner and Bad Company Tribute bands. Costume changes along with the look and sound of both bands for these bands which bring the best lineup of the multi-platinum band Foreigner live in their prime, led by a dynamic front man with all the range, power and presence of a young Lou Gramm. The Foreigner band is rounded out by seasoned players used to being in a top tribute band. Its the perfect band for young and old from rockers to the big pop songs and ballads that dominated radio in the 70s-90s. The Foreigner Tribute Band is expected to play such songs as Urgent, Cold as Ice, Hot Blood ed, Head Games, Double Vision, Juke Box Hero, Dirty White Boy and Feels Like the First Time. The Bad Company Tribute Band, paying tribute to one of the most iconic bands of all time, will bring back that 70s look, attitude and feel to honor their classic rock heroes with songs such as Bad Company, Cant Get Enough, Rock N Roll Fantasy, Shooting Star, Good Loving Gone Bad, Burnin Sky and more. These guys bring these amazing hits for each act with a high energy, rockin performance that wont be forgotten. A special guest Saturday night will be Macey Mac, fea turing Dr. Bill, opening the evening show. Rhonda and the Relics will get the weekend off to a great start Friday, with a night of classic rock, blues, R & B, country, pop and Americana music. Rhonda and the Relics will perform for the rst time in the Music Hall. Rhonda and the Relics began playing music together eight years ago although all members are life-long musi cians. Members are Rhonda Bennett (vocals/ percussion), John Bennett (vocals/guitar/bass), Marc Hand, vocals, key board/acoustic/bass), all from Alma, Ala.; Charles Whitley (vocals/guitar), Douglas, Ga. and Mike Lauthan (drums), Adel, Ga. John, Charles and Mike played with The Bushmen, a well-known classic rock band, for more than 29 years. Rhonda grew up in a Southern Gospel family concentrat ing on harmonies while Mark is a seasoned musician hav ing been the lead vocalist for Cheyenne, a country touring band. rrfntbr nftrfttfr rrr rffntbfrf rfntbb nnn bnn nnbnn bnnb nn nnn bfnnf rn nn bnbnn nnbbn ffn f bff nn nnnb nnnn btbb f nnt bn bnn nrn rfrfntfbr rfntbr nbrr tr brnfr tbrr r frn r nr r rnfrr n rr r nrrfr rrn rr fntbnnnrfntb trr rrn rrrrt nnbbrf rrnrr rr trbnnnrrr rn n bffntrbn n rfntbfrf rffrrnrntbbf rfnrrfr rfrfrf rrrrr frb rr rfrfrf rnfff rrbrnr btn tfrrnf bffrrrr bffrfr bfbffrf rfrrbrf rrbbrbfr rfffrf rrrrnfrnrrtrf rnr brffrrrr rnrnrbrrrfrn bffbr rfbtrff brf f rfntbr rrf ntbtrfr nbr rtrfr b frrr rr rr rrtrfrrn trrn frrrrb rfrrr fnrrfrrr fr trfrntbtr nfrtf rfbrrf ffrbr frnn rntbtrfr tnbrttr t rrbbtr ffftrtr rfntb r frrntbn frrnn btr f nfnrrbt btnrrn btrnnn rbnnn rrnrn bnrf ntnfnrn rfnrf rnftnnn brnfrr trnfnrf frtnbn frrr tnr n tnrntr n

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Both the east and west coasts of Florida are dealing with toxins in the water that make it unsafe to swim in. On the east coast, near Port St. Lucie, they are dealing with bad bluegreen algae blooms caused by cyano bacteria. The blooms are being exac erbated by the release of nutrient-rich water from Lake Okeechobee. On the west coast, near Venice, they are dealing with the worst red tide in at least a decade. The red tide is a naturally occurring bloom caused by Karenia brevis. This years effects are particularly unpleasant due to the prevailing wind and current, and have grown worse due to coming in contact with nutrient-rich water found near shore. While Republican candidate for governor, Adam Put nam, is correct when he states that agriculture in general, and sugar cane crops in particular, are not the only reason there are unhealthy levels of nutrients in Floridas water, his dismissal of the sugar crops role in the unfolding disaster is probably based more on who has contributed to his campaign than on actual science. It is illogical to think that the fertilizers used near Lake Okeechobee do not end up back in the waters of Lake Okeechobee. Sugar cane is the most abundant crop near the lake. If you think this is not a serious problem and the me dia is just trying to scare people, how do you explain the scores of people who are seeking treatment at hospitals near the areas that have been hit the hardest? In a twoweek span between late July and early August, more than 86 people went to hospitals and clinics in and around Martin County after coming into contact with water that had high levels of algae. If ingested, water contaminated with either red tide or blue-green algae can cause nausea, vomiting, and possibly liver failure. There is research that shows long-term exposure to the fumes can cause neuro logical disorders. Though they are not in the headlines this year, Florida also has had cases of the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, and the esh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnicus, from time to time. The brain-eating amoeba is found in warm, stagnant bodies of fresh water, and enters peoples brain through their nose when they swim in water where the amoeba is present. The esh-eating bacteria can be contracted by swimming in coastal waters with an open wound, or by eating raw shellsh, particularly oysters. We have been fortunate not to have had any signicant outbreak of blue-green algae this year in the Suwannee River. The river has remained higher than normal all summer and the increased tannins in the water inhibit al gae growth. We are also fortunate that the Suwannee is a bit too cold for any signicant numbers of the brain-eat ing amoeba to accumulate. Lets remember that not ev eryone has been as lucky as we have been in the Suwan nee River valley. Swimming in many parts of Florida can be a very dangerous recreational activity these days. Eric lives in Suwannee County and is a public school educator. He is an independent contractor. You can reach him at miamistyle8@gmail.com. Opinion A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf Water, water everywhere, just dont assume it is safe to swim in During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported (https:// tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before last weeks mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been mur dered. Adding to this tragedy is the fact that Chicagos clearance rate is less than 15 percent. That means that in more than 85 percent of Chi cagos homicides, no suspect is charged. Chicago is by no means unique in this lawlessness. Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis and some other major cities share high rates of homicides. Its not just shootings and homicides that negatively impact the overwhelmingly law-abiding black residents of these cities. In addition, there are sky-high rates of bur glaries, rapes and property destruction. The schools are notoriously bad. City budgets face shortfalls. Residents deal with deteriorating city services. All of this causes mass exoduses from these cities by their most capable people. Ordinary decency demands that something be done to address the horrible conditions under which so many black Americans live. White liberals, black politicians and sports gures focus most of their attention on what the police do, but how relevant is that to the overall trage dy? According to Washington Post data, as of July 9, 626 people had been shot and killed by police this year. Of that number, 114 were black. Last year, 987 people were shot and killed by police, of which 223 were black (http:// tinyurl.com/ycn77jkj). To put police shootings in a bit of perspective, in Chicago alone in 2017, there were 674 ho micides, almost 80 percent of whose victims were black. It would appear that if one is truly concerned about black deaths, shootings by police should gure way down on ones list which is not to excuse bad behavior by some police ofcers. Would getting more blacks and Democrats in political ofce help? It turns out that of the Chicago City Coun cils 50 aldermen, only one is Republican. One is an inde pendent. Forty-eight aldermen are Democrats, and 19 are black. In fact, most of the cities where large segments of their black citizenry live under horrible conditions have been controlled by Democrats for nearly a half-century, and there are many blacks on the instruments of control, such as chiefs of police, superintendents of schools and members of city councils. If Democratic and black con trol meant anything, these cities would be paradises. How helpful to these desperate black communities are the efforts of so many black politicians to focus on alle gations about President Donald Trumps ties to Russia? The leader of the movement to impeach Trump is Rep. Maxine Waters. Her congressional district suffers from high crime rates and failing schools. She, like most other black politicians, claims that she is helping her constit uency by doing all she can to ght to get more taxpayer money to her district. More money from taxpayers could not x the problems of these communities. Over the past 50 years, more than $16 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. The majority of those programs have simply made poverty more comfortable by giving poor people more food, health care, housing, etc. Whats needed most is to get poor people to change their behavior. Chief among the modications is reducing female-headed households. Female-headed households produce most of our prison inmates, the highest crime rates and disproportionate numbers of high school dropouts and suicides. These devastating factors are far beyond the capacity of Wash ington to x. The only people who can x these problems are black people themselves. Black athletes could be far more productive by going to schools and community centers to encourage constructive behavior and shaming self-de structive behavior. Support should be given to police to stop criminals from preying on communities. Nongovern mental local groups should be encouraged to play greater roles. Its a challenge, but keep in mind that black people had the intestinal fortitude to lead the worlds greatest civil rights movement through some very dark days from 1865 to 1965. I believe that were up to the challenge. If we wait for Washington to solve our problems, well be waiting for a long time. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To nd out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndi cate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com. r We need to x our own problems AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 The Suwannee Democrat, The Jasper News and Mayo Free Press welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, address, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current interest to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet standards of publication. You can email letters to nf.editorial@ganews.com fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor, Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters www.suwanneedemocrat.com Jeff Masters Publisher jmasters@cnhi.com Follow us: facebook.com/suwanneedemocrat @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, Monja Slater, General Manager, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters, Slater and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. Jamie Wachter Editor jamie.wachter@ganews.com Monja Slater General Manager monja.slater@ganews.com Suwannee Democrat The Jasper News Mayo Free Press The primary election is almost upon us. Early voting begins Saturday across North Florida and will run through Aug. 25. Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 28. There arent many local offices up for grabs, with just the District 4 county commission race in Suwannee County, the District 2 county com mission race in Lafayette County and School Board District 5 seat in Hamilton County. But that Suwannee County race will decide who sits on the county commission for the next four years. There will be no vote in the gener al election in November. Without a non-party candidate or Democrat running, the Republican winner will be elected. As such, that race is a universal race open to all voters in the district regardless of party affiliation. And the three Suwannee County candidates Jesse Caruthers, Len Stapleton and Harry K. Kin Weaver Jr. all shared the same senti ment at Monday nights Suwannee County Vot ers League forum: the most important thing was for people to vote. While all three would love to receive those votes, they just want to know their constituents care as much about Suwannee County as they do. Voting, having a say in who gets elected, is one easy way to show you care. They are not alone. All candidates want to see strong voter turn out. And there are more than just the local races to be decided. For Hamilton County and Suwannee County voters, the State Representative seat for District 10 is up for grabs. Other state races that will be decided this year include United States Senator, Governor, Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture. Take time to learn about the candidates in these various races. Then vote. Make your voice heard and vote

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 7A State & Region derrek.vaughn@ganews.com VALDOSTA, Ga. Punching a clock ev ery day for a modest paycheck is not nearly as lucrative as dealing drugs. Staying on the straight and narrow is not always easy when weighing the big money to be had in a life of crime against the risk of landing back in prison. I had an individual released from prison who had been used to dealing drugs. They thought getting a job and clocking in from 8-5 was ridiculous, said Ofcer Sharde Pol lard with the Georgia Department of Com munity Supervision. After convincing the man to come in once a week every Friday to ll out job search forms, he got a job on the fourth week. Pollard said the man was discouraged not making as much money as he had selling drugs, but she kept encouraging him. She showed him the benets of legal employment including not having to look over his shoul der in fear or the possibility of going back to prison. Hes holding down the job. The proba tioner even got a promotion. Its a great and rewarding feeling as an ofcer. A lot of times, people will look at us as the bad guy and that we do things to harm people, Pollard said. Its always a rewarding and fullling moment when you know that youve gone the extra mile to help someone and in turn that person can turn back and reach someone else. Probation is a second chance, said Sam Dennis, a Valdosta defense attorney. The idea is that you dont have to go to prison, Dennis said. You can pay your debt to society, maybe change the trajec tory of someones life. For some, the system can work. Thomasville resident Kyle Bass considered it a privilege to be on probation. You could be in prison, Bass said. He should know. Bass has been to prison a number of times. Probation is a probated prison sentence, he said. Bass probated sentences were on drug-re lated offenses. While on probation, a person remains in state custody and could go back to prison, he said. Bass was 13 when he was sentenced to probation the rst time. Before I got off probation, I would com mit another crime and lengthen the proba tion, he said. Probation in the SunLight Project cover age area of Valdosta, Dalton, Thomasville, Milledgeville, Moultrie and Tifton, Ga., and Live Oak, Fla., offers criminal defendants the possibility of starting over. But probation may also be a catchall to ensure guilty pleas and court fees while not overcrowding jails and prisons. Probation can come with various condi tions set by judges depending on the level of supervision required and whether it is felony probation or misdemeanor probation. Con ditions usually call for a person to pay court nes, pay restitution, maintain a job, submit to drug tests, live at the address given to their probation ofcer and in some cases have curfews. Supervision fees are paid to the probation ofces. Misdemeanor probation fees are gen erally $49 per month and are only paid the rst three months of probation. Felony proba tioners pay $30 per month for the duration of their probation. When Bass was on probation, he rarely passed a drug test and usually violated proba tion by being arrested again. Bass, 40, and his wife of 20 years, have four children ages 4 to 20. Bass said he is free of the meth and co caine that plagued his life and put him in prison four times. It is a sobering realization, Bass said, knowing while on probation, a violation could have put him back behind bars. He said people in trouble with the law think law enforcement and probation ofcers keep people from doing what they want to. But when a person decides to go straight, they are the best resources for help, Bass said. Judge Rob Cowan of the Dalton Municipal Court said he sees how useful probation can be. We want to provide an opportunity for rehabilitation, he said. Probation gives us a way to address the issues they may be facing, to give them some punishment, but at the same time to allow them to keep a job if they have one, to have the support and structure of their family. In cases of drug offenses, the court will order treatment and therapy if it is recom mended. There are practical reasons why probation is an integral part of the criminal justice sys tem. If not for probation, the money needed to build enough prisons to hold all criminal of fenders would likely break state governments. Probation also allows prosecutors, with the approval of the judge, to prevent rst-time nonviolent offenders from going to prison. So instead of being housed at taxpayers expense, they have the opportunity to work while paying off costs associated with pro bation. It costs about $50 a day to house someone in jail, said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County clerk and public information ofcer, citing Sheriff Ashley Paulk. How much time can the taxpayers af ford? Dukes said. Youre never going to be able to charge someone enough of a ne just to pay for the time to keep them in jail. Everyone makes a bad decision every now and then, lets do what we need to do under the law, Dukes said, but how do we keep these people out of jail, and I think that that whole perspective is important. Lowndes County recently assumed misde meanor probation duties from a third-party probation service. Dukes said there are almost 3,000 preliminary cases for the county. Prosecutors and defense attorneys often work out plea arrangements that keep defen dants out of prison. The agreements are usu ally accepted by the judge in the case because the attorneys know more about the details of the case, said David Miller, an assistant Southern district attorney and former South ern district attorney. Prosecutors and judges are selective on who they want to send to prison, he said. Fifty-thousand (statewide prison) beds sounds like a lot but it really isnt. James Hill, public information ofcer for the Georgia Department of Community Su pervision, said there are 2,545 active felony supervision cases in the Southern District which includes Lowndes, Thomas, Colquitt, Brooks and Echols. There are 34 ofcers assigned to handle statutes what you end up with is a leverage over people that actually undermines their right to a trial by jury, he said. If a defendant goes to trial and is found guilty, he faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence for the crime. So instead, many de fendants opt to plead guilty to lesser charges that include probation as punishment. I love getting probation for my clients sometimes; it certainly beats going to prison, Dennis said. It (probation) is used as a carrot to the defendant but the state often times uses it as a stick. Dennis isnt against probation entirely but reiterates it in can lead people to enter guilty pleas who would probably be better served by exercising their right to a trial by jury. He said he thinks most probation ofcers do tre mendous jobs. Ive seen young people be on probation and get lots of good advice at times when they needed it from probation ofcers that had been helpful and gave them the encour agement they needed to make better choices, Dennis said. Ocmulgee District Attorney Stephen A. Bradley said he believes state probation of cers do an excellent job and try very hard to sort out the people who are trying to do better versus those who are trying hard not to get caught. When asked if he felt probation ofcers are overburdened or strapped with heavy case loads, Bradley said he wasnt sure. I think our probation supervisors are able to do OK, Bradley said. Having spent most of his life on probation, the system has seemed to have nally worked for Kyle Bass. Bass has switched teams and works with Larry Nunnally as director of Rescue Home for Men. Men leaving jail go to Rescue for Men if they need a place to stay and want to accept responsibility for their family, get a job and pay taxes. In addition to duties at the rescue facility, Bass is owner of Kyle Bass Construction. It has not been easy for Bass. In addition to trying to stay clean and out of prison, no one wanted to hire Bass because of his criminal background. He was persistent and kept returning. A lot of times they would hire me, he recalled. Staying clean was Bass biggest challenge until he found God. His life is different now. these cases. In some instances, probation is used along with prison time in sentencing defendants. A person who pleads guilty to burglary, for in stance, may get a 10-year sentence, with three to serve behind bars and seven on probation. Probation-only sentences are generally for low-risk offenders, Miller said. Ultimately, Miller said, probation gives exibility to the system. An offender who has a part of the sentence paying restitution to the victim cant do that while locked in a cell. In a normal trial calendar in Colquitt Coun ty Superior Court, all of a hundred or so cases may be disposed by plea arrangements that include probation, or there may be only one or two trials. If all of the cases went to trial, the time and expense would be astronomical, Miller said. However, this is where a problem can be found with probation. It provides an option that can be used to secure guilty pleas, defense attorney Dennis said. When you marry an ambitious probation system with minimum mandatory sentencing rffntbfb rftb bb r fntbnt nn rffntrrtfttbb nntnnttbn nbnn rffntfbbrff brntnnnrn nnnnn nttnnnnb nnn rffntrtbftbbb nnnnnnnnnb ntntb

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 8A Healthy Living Dont say that ugly C word So many times when talking to young kids and teens, there is a word that al ways seems to come up. Cant followed by the reason or excuse. What do you want to be when you grow up. Response? I want to be xxx but I CANT because. Do you want to go to college? I want to but I CANT because. It really makes me sad because Ive always told my daughters they can attain any goal they set their minds to reach. Keep moving forward every day toward your goal and you will get there. After all, if you quit, you wont. Simple as that. Last week I was talking to one of the owners, Scott, of Country Strong Gym in Live Oak about CrossFit. The gym recently added CrossFit For Life Patriot classes to their schedule and we were chatting about the times and classes. My sister does CrossFit in Maryland and loves it. She talks about the competitions they compete in right from the gym and its something Ive tossed around doing myself. Imagine my surprise when talking to Scott and what comes out of my mouth? I CANT. If you have been reading this column for anytime you know my tag line is YES YOU CAN. Well talk about feeling like a hypocrite. I did not even give it a try. How could I know whether or not I could do the class? The thing about CrossFit is its de signed for all tness levels. You will see teens to seniors taking a CrossFit class. Men, women and even those with dis abilities can do CrossFit. There are mod ications for any level and the setting is designed as a community that supports each other. So what was the topic of the day that made me say that ugly c word? Pullups and hand-stands. IMMEDIATELY out of my mouth were the words I cant do either a pullup or a hand-stand. I dont have the upper body strength. Hon est confession, Im shuddering thinking about a pull-up. Scott (retired Special Forces) ex plained there are lev els designed to help you move from beginner to being able to do a pull-up or a hand-stand. I may not have the upper strength to do it TODAY but if I make the commitment to learn what I need to do from my beginner lev el, I will be able to do one. Wondering whats going to happen next? Well, this 57-year-old woman made the commitment to take a CrossFit class either on a Tuesday or Thursday morning as those are the days I dont teach morning classes at the gym. Fin gers crossed that the day after I take the class, Ill be able to teach my own morn ing classes. After all, morning folks are my favorite folks of all! Who wants to join me? Ill keep you posted but always re member, YES YOU CAN! Have a won derful week. To your health, Denise Denise Sanger is a certied tness in structor, Silver Sneakers Instructor, AMPD Kettlebell Instructor, licensed Zumba, STRONG by Zumba instructor, gentle ow yoga, teaches morning class es at Country Strong Health & Fitness. Denise may be reached at DeniseSanger. com, 386-292-6105 or denisesanger@ gmail.com. Around the Banks Some things will never change Some things will never change. Some things will always be the same. Lean down your ear upon the earth and listen. The voice of forest water in the night, a womans laughter in the dark, the clean, hard rattle of raked gravel, the cricketing stitch of midday in hot meadows, the del icate web of childrens voices in bright air--these things will never change. From p. 40 of Signet Edition of Thomas Wolfes You cant Go Home Again (1940) Some things will never change includ ing the anticipation of children, school personnel and parents at the beginning of a new school year. How do I know this? I am still privileged to be a part of it all, teaching, learning, encouraging, public education has been and is a huge part of my life. Young children, for the most part, are eager and enthusiastic about going to school. Young parents of young children are more likely to shed more tears than the children. I have seen parents wet a bed sheet with tears the rst few weeks of school. An event hosted by one school years ago was a Boohoo Tea. The centerpieces on the tables at the Boohoo Tea were boxes of Kleenex, and each place setting had a small packet of Kleenex. These were to dry the tears of many of the parents. Tears, we shed them when we are hap py, sad, excited, and, well, emotion brings them from our heart to our eyes. Nothing is more precious to most parents than the child they are entrusting, many times, for the rst time, to someone with whom they may be unfamiliar. That rst day of Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten is such a big, big step. I have seen parents who wanted to spend the day with the child. I have encountered parents who wanted to come to the school and look into the teachers window during the day. I have held the hands of parents in my ofce as they cried, because they were unsure about letting go. Sometimes, not all the time, the parent has a harder time with dependency than the child. The parent or parents, may have become so dependent on that child being with them that its, well, hard, for them to allow their child to take steps towards inde pendence. This is just an observation; no judgments here at ALL. Our minds may tell us all will be well, but, at times, the heart is another matter. My advice, for what its worth, is this: Be sensitive to the tears of those who are shedding them, as their children take that rst step towards independence and try, in a gentle way, to help them take, and, no pun intended, baby steps in order to arrive at a place where they can loosen their grip and feel better about let ting go. Remember its a process and may take a little while. Patience is one of the fruits of the spirit, and sometimes, pa tience takes effort. Another thing that remains unchanged, the sweetness of scuppernongs. I think of them this time of the year; as they are ripe. Oh, that sweet juicy explosion of rich avor in that rst bite into one. Our dear, lifetime friends, the late Clyde and Gloria Hunter, who lived north of us on the Woodpecker Route, closer to Bel mont and Prospect Primitive Baptist Church where many of their loved ones and mine rest beneath that sandy soil, had a huge grape scuppernong arbor. Jerry Lawrence and I spent many happy times with the Hunter girls, now grown ladies, with children and many with grandchildren of their own, Amelia, Jan, Cindy, Clyda, and Gretchen, eating those scuppernongs until we could eat no more. Those are sweet memories, as sweet as those scuppernongs; we called them grapes. I didnt nd out until I was nearly shaving they were really scuppernongs. One other thing that remains virtu ally unchanged, is a marvelous natural resource that, most of the time is a part of my column, our own beautiful Su wannee River. At present, the river is at a fairly high level, swollen by the rains with which we have been blessed as of late. At other times, it is so low in places one could walk across it, and I have seen dog fennels grow waist high in little islets located in the middle of the river at White Springs when the river is very low. The Suwannee River provides recre ation for sportsmen and sportswomen. It provides refreshment where countless scores of friends and loved ones have found cool waters to renew the body and spirit. It provides a place of spiritual transformation where many have been im mersed in its dark waters that have served as baptismal waters. It serves as clinical counselor and psychological healer for many who go there in times of trouble and set their minds at ease watching its dark waters ow by. The Suwannee River was there when I was born, and its still there today. One other thing that remains unchanged is my love for the place where I live. I have always loved it, and I always will; unconditionally. Remember this as school begins, and this is free of charge: Children may not always remember what you taught them, but they will always remember how you made them FEEL. Heres a recipe for Scuppernong Pie: Ingredients: grapes (about 2 pounds), rinsed juice small pieces Instructions: overhang. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, our, and salt, and stir with a fork to mix well. Set out a medium bowl and a medi um saucepan. dropping the pulpy, seed-lled grapes into the pan and placing their thick, sturdy spoons of water to the saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and cook the grape pulp until softened and shiny, about 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked grape pulp to a strainer and place it over the bowl of grape hulls. Press the grapes through the strainer, pushing the softened pulp into the pan with the hulls while extracting the large, round seeds. Use the back of a large spoon to get as much pulp as possible. Discard the seeds, and transfer the hulls and pulp back to the saucepan. Cook them over medium heat to soften the hulls, about 5 minutes more. Add the sugar mixture and lemon juice to the grapes and stir to mix everything well. Pour the lling into the piecrust. Sprinkle the small bits of butter over the grape lling, distributing it evenly. Wet the rim of the bottom piecrust to help seal it. circle and cover the lling. Trim away the extra pastry extending beyond the rim of the pie pan. Crimp the edges rmly, or press them down with the back of a fork, working your way around the edge of the pie to seal the crust well. Use a sharp knife to cut 8 slits in the top crust, to allow steam to escape and fruit juices to bubble up as the pie cooks. Place the pie on a foil-lined baking sheet to capture any drips, and place it on handsome, golden brown and the grape juices are bubbling up through the crust, pie on a cooling rack or a folded kitchen warm or at room temperature. From the Eight Mile Still on the Wood pecker Route north of White Springs, wishing you a day lled with joy, peace, and, above all, lots of love and laughter. JENNINGS Ensur ing the legacy of their parents, the Daniels fam ily is hosting the second Stay Connected Day next month. The event will be held at the St. Paul House of The free event will in clude food, activities and fun for the whole family to enjoy. A free gospel concert will also be part of the festivities, begin featuring The Roberson Bunch, from Madison; Power and Dominion, from Valdosta, Ga.; Rev. Matthew Mickens and The Highway Travelers, from Hopkins, S.C.; and more, including host Al bert FunnyBone Harris. Also during the con cert, ve individuals that have been pillars in the community and the lives of others, will be hon ored. A deserving high school graduate from the awarded a scholarship. The event is in honor of the vision of the later Elder Willie Daniels and Church Mother Queen Es ther Daniels, who wanted to leave a legacy of faith, unity and love. For more information about the event, in which those attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs, please contact Dena Dan Second Stay Connected Day set for Sept. 1

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 9A The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. It has long been the focus of many Sunday School lessons and ser mons about how Gods forgive ness is waiting for a person who has strayed from their faith, if only they will return to Him. This message is without a doubt THE message of the Bible. God abso lutely wants those far from Him to know that He loves them and longs for them to return. And yet, in context, there was another message that Jesus very much wanted to convey. It seems that a group who considered themselves very close to God had a problem with how Jesus was spending His time: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying This man received sinners and eats with them. (Luke 15:1-2) The Pharisees and scribes were the religious leaders of the day, tending to all things spiritual. They knew which prayer to say when, which i to dot and t to cross. They knew the answers to the hard questions about what was right or wrong, and they worked hard to get it right. So, it is easy to un derstand their frustration when Jesus shows up and spends most of his time hanging out with sinners. As He often did, Jesus answered their complaint with a series of parables. This time about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. With the lost sheep and lost coin, He points out the desire to celebrate we feel over finding something that was lost. We can all relate to the elation of finally find ing lost keys, a lost wallet or anything necessary and valuable after an exhaustive search. In fact, the sheep and the coin had this in common: both were found by someone diligently searching. But then we come to the prodigal. Take a closer look at the story in Luke 15:11-24. Something was lost, something is found, and then a celebration follows. Much like the sheep and coin, except the prodigal found his way back to the Father. We often miss that because the music is loud and the feast is joyous. But then we hear a complaint. The older brother who has stayed at home and taken care of the fields is not celebrating that his wayward broth er has come home. After all, he has been the one working hard to take care of everything while he was off having fun. Sound familiar? The Pharisees and scribes sound a lot like older brothers. Many church folks may relate to how the older brother and the religious leaders felt, the same re sentment over sacrificing to do the right thing while others seem to be having such fun doing the wrong things. What changes everything here is the view of the Father about those right things. Is doing the right thing checking off the list or checking with the Fathers heart? Yes, the younger brother wasted his portion, but the portion that was left consumed all the older brothers time and energy. He was tak ing care of his inheritance, when perhaps his father wished he would go look for his brother. Jesus message to the religious leaders was subtle but clear. Our inheritance from our Father is eternal life. It is a gift and cannot be earned by working hard to do everything right. Gods heart is that we value the gift enough to search for those far away from Him and celebrate when they are found. Be cause every heart really does matter. Blessings, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bi ble studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, cou ples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at angieland3@windstream.net. Heart Matters Search for those off Gods path 127952-1 121977-1 SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS Branford 2018The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level. Sponsored By:SCAFFSBranfordSupermarket386-935-15277/31/18 ........... 14.14 8/1/18 ............. 14.47 8/2/18 ............. 14.81 8/3/18 ............. 15.05 8/4/18 ............. 15.18 8/5/18 ............. 15.23 8/6/18 ............. 15.26 Life in White Springs If you are on this earth, you have to live in a country. If you live in our country, the USA, you have to live in a state, in our case, Florida. If you live in Florida, you have to live in a county, in our case Hamilton County. So think about this! You have to live in the country, the state and the county that you live in, but you dont have to live in a city or a town. You dont have to live in White Springs or Jasper or Jen nings, or Live Oak or Branford, or Mayo for that matter you choose to! When it comes to living in a municipality, people have a choice, and when they choose to live in town, within reasonable legal and logical limits, the citizens of the town should have a wide latitude of choice on how they want their town to operate and what local rules and regulations they want to enact and be governed by. We dont want to be entirely independent of our coun try, state or county, but we do want home rule for local home issues. Increasingly, this principal of home rule is being chipped away by leg islators in faraway capitols. Things such as tree ordinances and sign ordinances and local taxes and many other local laws and issues should not be one size ts all regulations imposed on us by politicians and bu reaucrats from Tallahassee, because what works for metropolitan areas like Jacksonville and Miami may not, and usually does not, work for rural North Florida, White Springs and other small towns! Why am I mentioning all this? Because on the upcoming election ballot in November there are going to be a whole slew of constitutional amendments, 13 of them, for you to vote on. Quite a few of them are fuzzily worded and hard to under stand. Most of them will have a direct nancial effect on your pock etbook and on the budgets of your local and regional governments operations and services. Im not go ing to tell you how to vote on all of these amendments, but I am going to tell you that you better do your homework and be prepared to cast an informed vote on amendments that, some of them, if passed could have a huge negative effect on your life in a small town and on the future of your life in White Springs or whatever town or city you have chosen to live in. Youll have to live with these revisions for a long time; the constitutional revision committee only meets every 20 years. Please! Take the time to get informed and please vote for common sense and home rule for the town or city where you chose to live! Now for some items of interest to White Springs and folks in the sur rounding area. The Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center has a lot of interesting programs happening over the next few weeks and I want to share some of them with you. On Friday nights at 6 p.m. in the tower there is a weekly program presented called Stephen Foster, Father of American Music. At this program you can join the singing Ranger, Brown Akers, to explore the music of Stephen Foster and his impor tance to American popular culture. Also, on Sept. 7-9 the park will be hosting its annual Old-Time Music Weekend, where participants are invited to a celebration of Old-Time music. This three-day event offers participants in-depth instruction in old time music techniques on the banjo, guitar, vocals, and ddle for all levels. Instructors include Chuck Levy, Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Ann Whitley, Beverly Smith, Trevor McKenzie, Tommy Bledsoe, and David & Marietta Massey. Early Bird Registration for the three-day event is $199, which includes all workshops, jam sessions, discus sion groups, concerts and meals. A spouse program is also offered for just $85 and includes two concerts, jams and all meals. Another option is just to attend the Friday and Sat urday evening concerts. For more information and instructions for reg istration, please call the park at 386397-7009 or email: Kimberly.A.Riv ers@dep.state..us. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Tie Dye & Pie workshop with Ranger Bran dy at the open-air barn in the Craft Square, featuring a tie dye workshop and Dutch-oven apple cobbler. All you need to bring is something white to tie dye and your sweet tooth! Just to the south of White Springs an event of interest to White Springs is happening. This Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2:30 p.m. the Celebration of Women event takes place at the Melting Pot performing arts gallery, 500 N. Marion Street. Join guest speaker Grace Nelson as she rec ognizes six powerful women from Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. For more information about this event contact Bea Coker at 386-697-6075. And, as always, there are week ly programs at the White Springs Library! Monday-Friday, 1-6 p.m., Coloring. Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Teen Drama. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., Teen Anime Club; and Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m., Story Time. Were always glad to hear about goings on in the community and will be glad to share anything that is appropriate for this column. I am thankful that we truly are all connected, and I hope that we can continue to feel proud of who we are and where were headed, and that we all appreciate that White Springs and its surrounding region is a very spe cial place, to be honored and protect ed. As always, I look forward to see ing you out and about, enjoying your community and your life in White Springs or wherever you may be. Walter McKenzie 386-303-1394 lifeinwhitesprings@gmail.com You dont have to live in White Springs! rfntbnf bfbbn ttbf nnnn 109500-1 Mardelle Nasshan is a three-year ACV member who was a pastors wife for 36 years, a volunteer and keynote speaker at a rescue facility for abused children in South Carolina. More recently she served with the Billy Graham Association as a trained volunteer chaplain on their Rapid Response Team. Come and learn why she is called The Singing Chaplain on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. Jo Kennon Public Library, 10655 Dowling Park Dr in Live Oak. 386-658-2670 Volunteering with Disaster Relief

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 10A Suwannee Democrat 129387-1 Caruthers, a former com missioner from District 1, said while a new resident in District 4 after recently getting remarried, he had always worked for more than just his district. Thats not meaning I dont know anything about District 4, he said. I know every road in Dis trict 4. I know every road in Suwannee County. Ive been on them and worked on them. And those roads were his biggest concern, especially regular maintenance, which Caruthers said has been non-existent. We do new things, which is good, but we have to do maintenance of what we have, he added. Maintenance has to be up right up there with our roads because we have to travel them every day. And when a road does get paved, it should be based not on who lives on it but how many are going to be served by it. Stapleton, too, stressed the importance of roads, but mainly his experience in road construction. He said that experience could be instrumental in helping the board as it continues to move forward and make improvements. Thats why Im running and thats what I want to bring to the board, he said. I feel like I can be an asset, I feel like I can give the other commissioners some insight as to things that we can do. If we can do that, if we can save some money and stretch those dollars and take care of an additional road, thats what its about to me. From being raised by a single mother and strug gling to his 25 years in the road construction business as well as owning rental properties has Stapleton convinced that while there is a need for taxes, enough is enough. I truly believe there is a reason and purpose for tax es and we do need them, he said. But we dont Continued From Page 1A Candidates dine, who was 65. My heart breaks, Len Stapleton said. Today has just been a solemn day. Its tough to be here. I just feel that we owe them our respects and I understand things go on and were go ing to push through it. While acknowledging that they must go on, Sta pleton added he has no idea how Oxendines wife Michele and his children are managing to do just that. Stapleton said he wasnt sure hed be able to if he was in that situation. Last night when I heard the news I was just think ing to myself, if I turned around and my wife was gone, I dont even under stand how you begin to deal with that process, he said. Jesse Caruthers, who served previously on the board with Oxendine, said he knows all too well the feeling of sudden loss and having to try and nd a way to move on. Caruthers wife Lillie Nell passed away last year. Its a sad moment to even have to do this, but I do know that life goes on, he said. What happened yester day has happened to my family with a sudden death, and it is devastating. Weaver, too, expressed his sorrow for the Oxen dine family and sent his condolences. Continued From Page 1A Oxendine He said geese y in for mation together and help each other when needed. When you work to gether greater things can be accomplished, Fernald said. He encouraged the teachers to honk encour agements like the geese honk. You have to believe in yourself, Fernald said. When you look in the mirror, that is your No. 1 competition. In closing, he said he hopes the teachers had the best year ever. Continued From Page 1A SIS said. I considered Phil just another politician making empty promises. He was promising a much-needed Suwannee County Rescue Station in District 4. Phil won that election and I was quickly proven wrong. He worked hard for the people and went on to build Su wannee County Fire/EMS Station 5. As Phils four years as a Commissioner ran on, he proved time and again that he was not a politician but was truly an elected representative of his constituents in District 4. Phil Oxendine accom plished a lot in those four years and always kept his constituents foremost in his thoughts and actions. Phils integrity, loyalty, and steadfast commitment to public service will be greatly missed. That pair of shoes will be hard to ll. Prior to moving to Su wannee County upon his retirement in 2005, Oxen dine served for 26 years with the Boynton Beach Fire/Rescue, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Phil was a reghters reghter and a wonderful family man! He loved his children and grandchil dren beyond belief! And, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department posted on Facebook on Monday morning. He then worked for the State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and later worked as a Program Man Continued From Page 1A Commission Hes a good man, Weaver said. He tried hard as a county commis sioner. Lets just let his family know that they have our support. Oxendines unexpected passing affected District 2 Commissioner Clyde Flem ing too. Fleming is running unopposed for re-election and also attended the fo rum. We dont need to take life for granted, or take it short, Fleming said. It doesnt matter what color we are. We have to check out one day. We have to leave here. And we need to get our business right and get it in order and keep it in order. He will be sorely missed. need to tax the people to death. Everybody needs to pay their fair share. Weaver also stressed the importance of taxes and their impact on the people that matter: Suwannee County residents and their families. Taxes matter, he said. Families matter. People matter. Our people matter. I will always look out for the best for District 4, for Suwannee County, for all the people that live here. I will represent all people that live here, not just a selected few. Weaver said his back ground as a Florida High way Patrol trooper and homicide investigator as well as a Suwannee County reserve deputy has led to some hard situations and hard decisions that have to be made. He said being sworn in and taking the oath three times is something he take very seriously. As a county commis sioner, if Im fortunate enough to be elected, I also will take that oath serious ly, Weaver said. ager for Fire Management at Chipola College in Mar ianna. He also recently helped Suwannee County Fire Rescue as a re inspector. As a county commis sioner, he was denitely community based, Suwan nee County Public Safety Director James Sommers said. He was a great asset to the re department in helping us get that re sta tion there in Wellborn. He denitely will be missed as far as the re rescue community all across the state. He touched a lot of people. Oxendine was married for 40 years to the love of his life Michele. They had two children, Amanda and Matthew, and ve grand children, Colton and Cam eron Vickers, and Tatum, Lili and Tucker Oxendine.

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 11A 130704-1 128567-1 7/2/2018 Thomas Lawson, 64 280 SW Oakdale Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Battery Domestic Kidnap-False Imprison ment LCSO 7/2/2018 Tyrone Cook, 45 Po Box 1502 Mayo, Fl 32066 DWLS 3rd Offense FHP 7/2/2018 Jeremy Colding, 40 749 Harold Win burn Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Sell Delivery of Con trolled Substance 2 Counts Poss. of Controlled Sub stance 2 Counts Drug Paraphernalia Poss. 2 Counts LCSO 7/2/2018 Janet Thomas, 64 749 Harold Win burn Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Sell Delivery of a Con trolled Substance Possession of a Con trolled Substance Drug Possession or Use LCSO 7/2/2018 Timothy Elmore, 48 213 SW Oak Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Felony VOP Drug Of fense LCSO 7/2/2018 Lance Frier, 48 178 NW Crawford Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Felony VOP Drug Of fense LCSO 7/3/2018 Brandon Petersen, 23 678 E Marion Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Sentenced to DOC 7/3/2018 George Wood, 26 359 SE Circle Drive Mayo, Fl 32066 Drug Possession of a Controlled Substance LCSO 7/3/2018 Tavaress Thomas, 30 405 SE Mill Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Organized to Commit Fraud FDLE 7/5/2018 Lance Reid, 29 173 SW San Pedro Crt. Mayo, Fl 32066 Drug Offence w/in 1000ft of Worship or Busi ness 3 Counts Drug Paraphernalia 3 Counts Cocaine Sell w/in 1000ft of Worship LCSO 7/5/2018 Ramiro Garcia Hernan dez, 31 148 SW CR 351 Mayo, Fl 32066 Driving w/no Valid DL Out of County Warrant LCSO 7/6/2018 Wade Raulerson, 48 22195 Beach Road Per ry, Fl 32348 DWLS LCSO 7/6/2018 Leo Stoud, 53 84 Seven Oaks Lane, Noel, Missouri Out of County Warrant LCSO 7/7/2018 David Rodriquez, 38 7333 Pine Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Battery Domestic LCSO 7/8/2018 Malcolm Cook, 26 149 SW Taylor Ave Mayo, Fl 32066 Battery Resist Ofcer LCSO 7/11/2018 Sunshine Reid, 27 1405 NE Duval Street Live Oak, Fl 32064 Felony VOP Drug Of fense LCSO 7/13/2018 Candy Revels, 36 Lake City, Fl Felony VOP LCSO 7/18/2018 Gene Desmartin, 39 17680 81st Road McAlpin, Fl 32066 Felony VOP LCSO 7/18/2018 Brian Folsom, 32 704 NE Tansy Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Possession of Con trolled Substance Marijuana Possession Drug Equipment Pos session LCSO 7/18/2018 Johnathan Oliver, 36 21977 96th Street Live Oak, Fl 32060 DWLSR Aggravated Stalking LCSO 7/19/2018 Jacorey Williams, 21 501 SW Willow Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Criminal Mischief Resist Ofcer Disorderly Conduct LCSO 7/20/2018 Jacob Thornton, 26 485 NW Ontario Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Felony VOP Drug Of fense LCSO 7/21/2018 Levi Kelm, 24 205 SW Carber Road Mayo, Fl 32066 Simple Assault Domes tic Battery Domestic LCSO 7/28/2018 Alisha Elmore, 30 1515 SW CR 320 Mayo, Fl 32066 Criminal Trafc Of fense Poss. of Controlled Substance Marijuana Possession Drug Equipment Pos session LCSO 7/28/2018 George Cruse, 43 Homeless Out of County Warrant LCSO 7/29/2018 Anthony Coverson, 22 421 MLK Street Mayo, Fl 32066 Felony VOP Drug Of fense LCSO 7/29/2018 Rana Richardson, 35 1270 SW CR 300 Mayo, Fl 32066 Drug Equipment Pos session LCSO 7/30/2018 Gaudencio Martinez, 44 Unknown Disorderly Intox Trespassing LCSO Lafayette County Arrest Record Questions? Contact the Suwannee Democrat ofce at 386-362-1734. rfnt rbr rb rrbrb nb *Pricing depends on quantity of photos uploaded, word count and amount of dates chosen to run. ONLINE CONTENT ONLINE CONTENT For more breaking news, weather updates, obituaries and more, visit our website at www.suwanneedemocrat.com

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michael.jones@ganews.com JASPER Ric Whit tington has resigned as the Hamilton County head football coach, less than a week away from the Kick off Classic. Whittington, hired in March, resigned on Mon day, Aug. 13. Acording to media partner WTXL-TV, Doug Clayton will serve as inter im head coach until a new one can be found. David May, an assistant coach at HCHS, has also resigned, leaving last week. He is now an assistant coach at Madison County, Cohen said. The Trojans travel to Union County on Fri day for their Kickoff Classic game. Hamilton then opens the regular season Aug. 24 at Bald win. Prior to taking the Hamilton County job, which was his rst head coaching gig, Whit tington had been a defensive coordinator the past ve years, most recently at Williston High School. Before coaching at WHS, he was the Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SEE HALL, PAGE 7B SEE COACH, PAGE 7B SEE HORNETS, PAGE 7B SEE TROJANS, PAGE 7B SEE SPECIAL, PAGE 7B Season preview: HCHS Trojans michael.jones@gaflnews.com JASPER A large senior class leads the way for the Hamilton County Trojans, who will try and make the best of this season despite some late coaching changes. HCHS needs a good start in its rst two regular season games against Baldwin and The Villages Charter. Then its an important stretch Season preview: Hamilton County Trojans By Mike Jones michael.jones@gaflnews.com JASPER A large senior class leads the way for the Hamilton County Trojans, who will try and make the best of this season despite some late coaching changes. HCHS needs a good start in its first two games against Baldwin and The Villages Charter. Then its an important stretch from Week 4 to Week 8 that will determine if Hamilton County turn things around or if it will post a similar record to last seasons 1-9 mark. The Trojans have some winnable games against Class 1A opponents during that five-week run. Senior Melvin Brown leads the way for HCHS. Hell play at running back, wide receiver, linebacker and punter. RB/DB Keyvon Webb will be another important player on both sides of the ball. Defensive end Brantley Hawkins will key the defense. Caption: Senior Melvin Brown leads the way for Hamilton County this season. Photo: Paul Buchanan (suwanneesports.com) Aug. 17 @ Union County 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 @ Baldwin 7 p.m. Aug. 31 Villages Charter 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 @ Suwannee 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 @ Chiefland 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 Jefferson County 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 Dixie County 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 @ Bozeman 7 p.m. Oct. 19 North Florida Educational Institute 7 p.m. Oct. 26 Bradford 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 @ Trenton 7:30 p.m. rf rfntbrf ftttbnnfn Hamilton County football coach resigns bttt SHS football coach Kyler Hall discusses upcoming season Were a no-huddle offense. Defensively, were going to stunt and blitz. It should be exciting. michael.jones@ganews.com LIVE OAK Su wannee High football coach Kyler Hall visited with the Rotary Club of Live Oak on Monday to discuss the upcoming season. Some of topics Hall delved into were the Bull dogs offseason program, the amount of support the team receives from the community and the changes Suwannee will feature this season on of fense and defense. Hall also went into detail about the improve ments in the Suwannee High weight room. During Christmas break, SHS put in brand new equipment for a weight room that now has a capacity for around 80 people. Making those improve ments provided motiva tion to the football team and helped start what was a good offseason. When we got back from Christmas break, that was kind of the spark that got our kids going, Hall said of the new weight room. When they stepped foot in there, their level of pride and rfbtffbfntrtb tbtfff Season preview: Lafayette Hornets: michael.jones@ganews.com MAYO There a few teams in the state with a chance for an undefeated regular season. The Lafayette Hornets are one of the teams that have a distinct chance at running the table during the regular season. Coming off last years 9-2 record, LHS brings back four all-state players, including quarterback Jax son Beach, running back Garris Edwards and wide receiver Ben Massey. In their nine wins, the Hornets average margin of victory was 27 points. That should bode well for LHS as it faces nine of the same opponents this season. Lafayette will get a big challenge in the Kickoff Classic at Dixie County on rnt fnrfnftbtnfntfnfrftbfnnf tbntfttbnfn Position Previews: Special Teams r frnr michael.jones@ganews.com Editors Note: This is the eighth and nal part part of position pre views for the Suwannee, Branford, Lafayette and Hamilton County football teams. Suwannee Kicker: Ryan LeNeave, Punter: Dawson Harrell, Return man: Carlton Hall Kicker/punter Justin Dalton gave Suwannee an edge in special teams last year. He was able to pin back opponents with his big leg and angling kickoffs. With Dalton having graduated, soph omore Ryan LeNeave looks to continue the trend of strong SHS kickers. LeNeave was accurate in the spring game on his only eld goal attempt, which was a 30-yarder that won the game. Dawson Harrell will do the punting. 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Whether youre mov ing into a smaller home or trading a house for an apartment, you will have to part with some of your things. This can be stressful, but most of us have had to do this at some point in our lives. Looking back on our own times of down sizing, we have learned some important things. Perhaps you are facing this issue. The rst step is to admit that not all of your stuff can follow you. The second step is to admit that others may not cherish your things as much as you do. 1. Start thinning out your belongings at least three months before the move. We took time each day to go through crammed closets, bookshelves and overowing le cabinets. Paper and photos require a lot of attention so tackle those things one box at a time. 2. Make a list of all the items you love and cant live without. This will help you part with things that didnt make the list. Be honest but also realistic. In our recent move, each of us chose ve things we really wanted to have in our new home. In our case, we ended up with 10 different things. 3. Consider parting with family treasures that other family members may want. Downsizing gives you an opportunity to pass along family treasures. There are sev eral ways this can be done without putting anyone on the spot or causing tension between family members. One way is to ask each of them what items they like/want. A more personal approach we have used is to select one or two special items for someone and tell them (perhaps with a written note) why you would like them to have it. 4. Get a feel for the size of the rooms in your new home by comparing them to rooms of similar dimensions in your present home. For example, will your new living room be the same size as your current bedroom? This will help you to picture your things in that room and help you decide what to take. You may think you can squeeze two sofas in that room, but then you realize only one will t comfortably. This is a reality check. The goal is to have open space so the room will seem larger and more AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 2B Avoid back injuries by choosing the right backpack Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of whats in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function together can be challenging, but its necessary to prevent students from developing back problems. But parents must give consideration to more than just the size of their childrens backpacks. Backpacks may be lled with several pounds of stu, such as textbooks, binders, laptops, and other supplies, potentially leading to injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 14,000 children are treated for backpack-related injuries every year. e American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says that the weight of a backpack should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of a childs body weight. But many students pack their bags with much more weight than that. Improperly sized, worn and overstued backpacks can injure joints and lead to neck, back and shoulder injuries. ey also may aect childrens posture. job done without much added bulk. Many backpacks have been designed to hold technological devices as more and more schools integrate technology into the classroom. A less bulky bag might be lighter and easy to carry. goods store. Employees at camping and sporting goods retailers understand how to t backpacks for hikers and outdoor adventurers. ey can help measure a student and nd a pack that will t his or her body frame. Also, these retailers may have a wider selection of backpacks than some other stores, increasing the chances of nding the right t. Chiropractic Association, the body is not designed to carry items hanging from shoulders. By using the waist strap in conjunction with taut shoulder straps, students can distribute the weight in their backpacks over their hip bones instead of the shoulders. e padded and adjustable shoulder straps should be at least two inches wide. All straps should be used each time the pack is worn. near the center bottom to distribute the load, rather than placed on top. Students should only carry what is necessary, visiting lockers or desks as needed to lighten their packs. Backpack t and functionality is something parents should take seriously when shopping for school supplies. Please Call Nan at 386-362-1734 to place your ad here121320-1 121322-1 1506 S. Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064Phone 386-208-1414 386-755-8680 Fax 386-208-1411 healthcorelibby@bellsouth.net John C. Palmer Physical erapist Lacey Bailey PT Assistant Locally Owned & Operated 121325-1Family Dentistry HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Now Oering BOTOX!(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506 Vegetables, owers and plants, oh my! rfnrtbfrbtbrttrrbttr fntbrtbrrrbrfntntrr bbtftbfrfbfbrbrbt rrbrr Gardening has been around since Adam and Eve. If you enjoy gar dening, do you have the space and equipment to garden effectively? Dowling Park residents have a more convenient option: the Ad vent Christian Village (ACV) com munity garden. In 2004, ACV member Levy Canova spearheaded a project to create a community garden at Advent Christian Village: a space available for those who wish to garden, but dont have the nec essary space. Over the years, the community garden has undergone many improvements. Just in the past year, the following improve ments were made: ment; sibility; beds. Those who are able to enjoy the use of the community garden are part of ACVs community garden club. The club focuses on three things: work, education and fellowship. While most of the members of the garden club do participate in the community gar den, some join for the simple en joyment of attending the meetings/ lectures and club-sponsored field trips. While some business is dis cussed at each monthly meeting, the real focus of the meetings is a guest lecturer. A few of the topics covered in the past were the Su wannee Rivers ecosystem, butter flies and bats. After the lecture on butterflies, the garden club took a trip to the Butterfly Rainforest History in Gainesville, Florida. A couple other trips were to a daylily farm near Dowling Park and to in Live Oak, Florida, where the group enjoyed learning about in digenous plants. There is a small annual mem bership fee. (ACV members-$10 and non-members-$15) Then they pay just $5 per plot. For that, they have access to (along with their plot): garden; compost and soil; All each member has to contrib ute is their own seeds and plants; and they need to do their own planting, weeding and harvesting. To fund these upgrades and ame nities, the garden club holds an annual nut sale each fall. Beginning in October in time for Thanksgiv ing and Christmas, members of the club take orders for pecans and other nuts including candied and chocolate-covered varieties. The different options are affordable and make great gifts. The club also makes an annual donation to Samaritans Purse. Theyre happy to tithe back some of their fundraising income. It is tting that they have provided to ward the digging of wells in some foreign communities over the years. If you are interested in learn ing more about ACVs garden club, you are welcome to attend a meeting. If you like what you see, youre encouraged to become a member and perhaps rent a plot to start your own garden of things to eat or beauty to enjoy. Even those not part of the garden club are welcome to visit the community garden on Buck Rogers Rd. in Dowling Park. Just remember: If you didnt plant it, dont pick it. Ten tips for downsizing your home SEE TIPS, PAGE 3B

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 3B BAPTIST (Southern)NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCHSR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St., Jennings, FL 32053 www.newhopejennings.org 938-5611Sunday School ..................... 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m. Youth Happening, Mission Friends, R&A & GA ............................ 6:30 p.m. WednesdayPrayer Meeting, Team Kids, Youth 6:30 p.m.Van pick-up upon request68728-1CATHOLIC CHURCHST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHree miles north of Jasper U.S. 41 P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052 Rectory U.S. 90 E., Live Oak, FL (386) 364-1108 Saturday MASS 4:00 p.m.68726-1 METHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL Pastor Missy Turbeville Phone 386-792-1122 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................... 10:00am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ....................................... 10:00am(Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday at 6pm)Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 10am-1pm 68730-1PRESBYTERIANFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper 792-2258 Pastor: Ruth Elswood SUNDAYSunday School .............................. 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Ministries ............................ 4:00 p.m. Elementary WEDNESDAY Choir Practice ................................ 7:00 p.m.68732-1 Non-DenominationalBURNHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH4520 NW CR-146, Jennings, FL 32053 386-938-1265 Youth Pastor: Patrick Murphy SUNDAYSunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Bible Study ...................................... 5:00 p.m. Youth Program ............................... 5:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Kids Rock: Pre-K4 6th Grade 6:00pm 7:30pm68734-1 To list your church in the church directory, Please call Nan 386-362-1734 68724-1Hamilton County CHURCH DIRECTORYLAFAYETTE COUNTYTO LIST YOUR CHURCH IN THE CHURCH DIRECTORY PLEASE CALL NAN 386Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship 44884-1 AIRLINE BA PTIST CHUR C H Pastor ........................................................... Preston Gainey Youth Pastor ................................................Derek Garland Childrens Pastor ............................................... Chad Little Sunday Sunday School ........................................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ................................................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Fellowship Supper ........................... 6:00 p.m. AWANA & Bible Study ....................................... 6:30 p.m. Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27 www.airlinechurch.com44887-1 Helping Families Follow Jesus 44891-1MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH Rick James, Pastor Music Director Dale CroSunday Sunday School .......... 9:45am Worship Service ..... 11:00am Evening Service ........ 6:00pm Wednesday Supper ................................ 6:00pm Children/Youth Program .. 6:30pm Prayer Meeting .................. 7:00pm 44893-1 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER Freedom is Here www.lccmayo.orgMorning Worship ..................................... Sun. 10:30 a.m. Kids of the King ........................................ Sun. 10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting ........................................... Mon. 7:00 p.m Bible Study. ................................................ Wed. 7:00 p.m. Army of Fire Youth ................................... Wed. 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Ronnie Sadler ALTON CHURCH OF GOD .............. 294-3133Pastor. ....................................................... Rev. Tim Hamm Youth Pastor .................................................. Jeremy Davis Music Director ............................................ Holly Braswell Childrens Pastor. ............................ Ryan & Tiany Perry Sunday School. ........................................... 9:30 10:30am Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church. ... 10:30am 12:00pm Evening Worship. ................................................... 6:00pm Family Night Youth club Church .... 7:00pm WednesdayState Road 27 44888-1 MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH ... 294-2365 Pastor: Bruce BrancheSunday School ......................................................... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service .................................................... 11:00 a.m. Discipleship Training ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ................................................... 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday ................................ 7:00 p.m. Team Kids ................................................................ 7:00 p.m. Located on County Road 405 For If Ye Forgive Men eir Tresspasses Your Heavenly Father Will Also Forgive You Matt. 6:14 44892-1 44895-1 NEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Dalas Monismith Phone (386) 776-1806 SUNDAY Sunday Worship. .................................................... 9:30 am Bible Study ............................................................ 10:30 amWEDNESDAYWomens Bible Study. .......................................... 10:00 am HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH 935-2806Pastor ........................................................ Rev. Steve Boyd Sunday School .................................................... 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service .............................................. 7:30 p.m.Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349, then le on CR 138, follow signs. 44889-1 44890-1FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD ....... 294-1811 Sunday School ................................... 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ................................ 10:45 a.m. Kids Church ...................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ............................... 6:00 p.m. Youth Impact ......................................... :00 p.m. Adult Bible Study .............................. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Wednesday Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Youth Pastor: Daryl FletcherLocated at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo Renewing Hope and Building Lives 44886-1 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 294-1306 Interim Pastor ............................ Jimmy Corbin Sunday School .................................... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service ................................ 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............... 7:00 p.m. Seven miles West of Mayo, le on CR 534 then right on 350A ---Jesus Saves--How to beat the Florida heat No one likes to sit and swelter in the summertime heat. But for older people, hot and humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable; it can be unhealthy even deadly. Most people who die each year from heat-related problems are older than 50, according to the Na tional Institute on Aging. Seniors at Risk Normally, the body cools itself by sweating, but a number of things can limit that ability, includ ing changes linked to aging. Thats why older people are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Age-related issues that can affect a persons ability to tolerate heat include: ed changes in the skin or poorly working sweat glands can make it harder for older people to sweat and cool off. Also, older people may not feel the heat even when temperatures are high or may not feel thirsty when they need water. health conditions that are more common among older people can increase the risk of heat-related problems. Examples include heart, lung or kidney disease; diabetes; poor circulation; or being overor underweight. tives, tranquilizers, or medicines to treat heart trouble or high blood pressure can all make it harder for the body to cool itself. Beat the Heat There are a variety of steps seniors can take to protect them selves from the heat. Pay particular attention when temperatures reach 90 degrees, the threshold of the heat danger zone, according to the to the CDC, air-conditioning is the best way to avoid the heat. Being in an air-conditioned environment for even a couple hours a day will help. If your home isnt air-condi tioned, nd a place that is. Options include a friends house, shopping mall, grocery store, museum, senior center or library. If you dont drive, ask a friend to drive you or take a taxi. Dont stand outside in the heat and wait for a bus. Dont rely on an electric fan. A fan may make you feel a little better, but it wont cool you off sufciently. youll need at least the recom mended amount of liquids a day, if not more. Dont wait until you feel thirsty to drink. or sports drinks that contain elec trolytes are your best options. However, if youre on a low-salt diet, dont drink sports beverages without asking your doctor rst. Also, avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or large amounts of sugar. Theyll cause you to lose more u ids overall, according to the CDC. And dont drink uids that are very cold. That can cause stomach cramps. If under normal circumstances your doctor says you should limit your uid intake, or if youre tak ing water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink during hot weather. Get wet. Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath. Dress for the weather. Youll feel cooler if you wear lightweight, loose-tting clothes. Protect yourself. If you have to be outside, wear both a hat for shade and sunscreen to prevent sunburn, and try to stay out of the sun. Lay low. Avoid long walks or other strenuous activities, espe cially during the hottest part of the day. Spotting Trouble Common signs of a heat-related illness include muscle cramps, headache, heavy sweating, diz ziness, and nausea. If you notice these symptoms, get out of the heat and into a cool place as soon as possible. Rest, loosen your clothes, take a cool shower or sponge bath, and drink uids. If you dont cool down and feel better quickly, go to the emergency room or call 911. Reprinted with permission: Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. restful. Avoid too much clutter. If you cover win dows or cram in too many items, youll need to take some things out. Dont wait until after you move. areas/rooms that dont have items with sentimental val ue. For example, the kitch en: Most people dont need 10 mixing bowls and sever al extra appliances. If youre downsizing from a house to a condo, target the garage and tool shed shovels, lawn mowers and ladders wont be needed. 6. Label three bins To Give/Charity. Choose bins that will be manageable when full. As a rule of thumb, you may only be able to keep one-third to one-half of your belongings when you are downsizing. Try not to throw anything in the garbage. Recycle, sell or donate instead. Be envi ronmentally responsible and nd a home for everything. goods, try to divide them into high-end items and yard sale items. For highend items, look for reputa ble antique and secondhand dealers, estate sale/auction rms, or ask someone to found you need to price items realistically so items are sold rather than hauled to a thrift store or the curb. Think positively the money can be used for mov ing expenses or decorating your new home. 8. Do not give in to keep what you will not use? be an unwillingness to part with certain things; you think you may someday want again; or you want to avoid the stress of getting rid of it. But remember rent adds up and most of it stays there until is sold. 9. Get an objective opin ion. If you cant decide whether to keep something, get another persons opin ion. It is often good to have someone else say, Oh, why not part with it? Youll never use it! This can save you the stress of the down sizing process. You wont have to think about all the things you parted with. You can arrive at your new home with a positive atti tude. If you think of this as rightsizing a transition to meet the changing needs of your life you can bring a positive attitude. You will be ready to enjoy your new home. 10. Force your hand. Get ting rid of things before you move cuts down on the cost of transporting things you cant use in your new home. Christian Village, we had the movers pack only what we could use in our new home before we had our estate sale. At that point everything that was left had to be sold. vey words of encourage ment to you. If you start with a positive attitude you will be able to enjoy the move and be more creative as you decorate your new suggestions will help you have a more realistic ap proach to downsizing. About the authors: Gary and Ellie Ensign are Advent Christian Village members and have been married 52 years. They have lived in seven states and made 14 moves, living in such as places as St. Louis; Ann Arbor, Michigan; New Hampshire; Beaumont, Texas; Ohio; and Mount Dora, Florida. In 2016, the Ensigns moved into their home in River Woods, ACVs homeownership neighborhood. Continued From Page 2B Tips

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 4B Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 9-12 Pleasant Grove Baptist Revival Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be having a revival with Brother Bill Jenkins from Sept. 9-12. Times will be as follows: Sunday at 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 816 SW CR 351 in Mayo. Sept. 12-16 Jellystone Park Jam The Jellystone Park Jam will be hosted from September 12-16 at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park in Madison. Over two dozen of gospel musics nest talents are scheduled to appear throughout the ve-day event. The Jellystone Park Jam is a free event for anyone to at tend. For a complete list of the concert events and times or more information, visit https://www.jellystoneparkjam.com/ home, call 850-464-0114 or email jelly stoneparkjam@gmail.com. Sept. 16 139th Homecoming at Pleasant Grove Baptist Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating its 139th homecoming on Sept. 16 with an 11:30 a.m. morning service. A covered dish dinner will be held after the service. The church is lo cated at 816 SW CR 351 in Mayo. Oct. 13 Class of Reunion Suwannee High School Class of 25th class reunion. Reunion is reserved for October 13, 6 p.m. at the Brown Lantern. Money is due by October 1 and can be sent to 25184 NW 130th Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643. For more information, contact Heidi Day at 386-330-9817 or heididay@wind stream.net. Oct. 13 Annual Fall Festival Spirit of Christ Lutheran Churchs Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., located at 145 SW Sweetbreeze Drive, Lake City (386-752-3807) take US-90 West past Harveys Supermarket. The festival will feature local vendors, and will also have local bands performing, including Skip Johns and Martin Feagle. Weekly Meetings Childrens Programs at JKPL Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00AM Lego Construction Zone Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30PM Movies Thursdays, 3:00-4:30PM and Saturdays, 1:00-3:30PM Bridge Club seeking players Monday Bridge Club meets every Mon day at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting edu cational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Chris tian faith? Are you going through a difcult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to t their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or graceluther anliveoak@gmail.com Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other container to put food in. Donations will be accepted. For further information, 386-935-4681 Beginners AA meeting Beginners AA at Dowling Park meets Monday-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse 23595 CR 250, Live Oak, 32060 For more information call 305-407-0895. www.LiveOakAA.com GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, layled, Biblically based, Christ-centered, video assisted support group for persons who have lost loved ones or friends by death. The group will meet each Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning May 18 and run through August 10. This 13 week support program will be scheduled throughout the year on different day and time to give those on varying personal schedules an opportunity to participate. All who have experienced the death of a loved one are cordial ly invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy So ciety is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football eld in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you nd your ancestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meetings are held on the rst Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For fur ther information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-3300110 or email JinnieSVGS@windstream. net SREC, Inc. Senior Center weekly events The SREC, Inc. Senior Center, located at 1509 Martin Luther King Dr. SW in Jasper hosts weekly support counseling every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Daniels at 386-792-1136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jasper. 386-792-2285 He Speaks to Me bible study for women He Speaks to Me, a Priscilla Shirer Bible study for women, will be held on Tues days 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 Naz arene is located at 18763 SE CR 137 in White Springs. For more information, call 386-397-2309. Sunday School9:45 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service11 a.m. noon Afternoon PotluckNoon Sunday Evening Service6 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service6 p.m. TOPS #662 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Thursday. (8 a.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m.) at Advent Christian Church, 911 Pinewood Ave., Live Oak, Fla. For more information, call Mary at 386-330-2535. Branford Seed Library Every second and fourth Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Suwannee County Master Gardeners. Check out seed packets and get all your gardening questions answered at the Branford Public Library. 386-935-1556 TOPS #9798 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) TOPS #9798 is a support group that offers weekly weigh-ins and programs. The programs provide participants with health and weight loss information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-362-5933 or Dori at 386658-2767. 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 386-2942742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386-362-1583 if you would like to attend. Mutual relationship meeting request I am Earlene Green, Director of the recently established Agape Green Acres Ministry, Inc (AGAMI), an Holistic, Non-Denominational Womens Min istry and non-prot Organization, in Jasper, FL The purpose of this notice is to request a meeting with you, or your Ministry administrator(s) to discuss a mutual working and referral relationship between our organizations to benet our mutual clients. We are currently an outreach min istry with the near future goal of a brick and mortar location. I can be reached at 267-779-4845 or by email at drgreen49@yahoo.com. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon! Aug. 15 Crocheting Class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how to crochet. Please bring needles and yarn. Taught by Debra Barney Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 16 Informational table at HCHS The Agape Green Acres Ministry, Inc. will have a table at Hamilton County High Schools Meet the Teacher on August 16 inside the HCHS Media Center from 4 p.m. Their table will have information avail able concerning parental, educational, health care, nutrition, housing, legal and governmental benet eligibility needs for women and children in Hamilton County. Free clothing will also be avail able to high school girls. For more information, contact (retired) Judge Earlene Green, Director at 267779-4845. Aug. 16 Volunteering with Disaster Relief Mardelle Nasshan is a three-year ACV member who was a pastors wife for 36 years, a volunteer and keynote speaker at a rescue facility for abused children in South Carolina. More recently she served with the Billy Graham Associ ation as a trained volunteer chaplain on their Rapid Response Team. Come and learn why she is called The Singing Chaplain on Thursday, August 16 at 10:00AM. Jo Kennon Public Library, 10655 Dowling Park Dr in Live Oak. 386-658-2670 Aug. 16 Armchair Travels to Vietnam 6 p.m. Travel to Vietnam from the comfort of the library. Presented by Sheila Hiss and Sherry Millington. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 17 Armchair Travels Rick and Barbara Phipps served as Southern Baptist music missionaries in Japan for 27 years, mostly in the city of Nagoya. Rick directed many hand bell choirs and helped churches develop their music programs. Barbara led sewing classes for women and English lessons for school children. Come and hear about living and working in that very different culture on August 17 at 10:00AM. Jo Kennon Public Library, 10655 Dowling Park Dr in Live Oak. 386-658-2670 Aug. 19 Veterans Appreciation Service and Dinner Divonia Baptist Church will be hosting its rst Veterans Appreciation Service and Dinner on August 19 for the veterans of Hamilton County. The morning service begins at 11 a.m., with a barbecue dinner to follow the service. Divonia Baptist Church is located off of U.S. 129 just before SW 109th Dr in Jasper. Aug. 22 Introduction to Aviation Noon-1 p.m. Learn about Aviation from local pilot Clark Dechant. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 22 Last Kind Words Saloon Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurty. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 23 Cooking Demo Noon-1 p.m. Brown Rice Jambalaya Cooking Demo by Bonnie Box, Suwannee County Ex tension Ofce. Bonnie will share recipes that are low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 24 Game Day for Adults 10 a.m.-noon Bring your favorite board or card game and your friends! Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Aug. 26 Awards Day at Poplar Springs Church Everyone is invited to attend the annual Educational Awards Day program on August 26 at GPSMB Church at 11 a.m. The types of awards presented are: Humanitarian, Evangelistic and Aca demic. The motivational speaker will be a native and graduate of Hamilton County schools, Mrs. Verna Jackson Johnson. Dinner will be served at the ceremony. Pastor: Rev. J.T. (Billy) Simon Aug. 28 Free Clinic Opening Shepherds Hands of Suwannee Valley Free Medical Clinic in Madison, located at St. Marys Episcopal Church, will be open Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 7:30 p.m. St. Marys is located at 140 NE Horry St. in Madison. 850-973-8338 Aug. 30 SongFarmers Gathering 6 p.m. Enjoy a musical gathering of musicians with song and acoustic instruments. Musicians welcome! 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rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 Special Notices DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED & LEGAL LINE ADS: FOR WEDNESDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRATNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR FRIDAY SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT-NOON WEDNESDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY JASPER NEWSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FOR THURSDAY MAYO FREE PRESSNOON FRIDAY PRIOR FIND IT IN THE TO ALL TRADESMEN & SERVICE PROVIDERS:Havent you always heard the old saying Big things come in small packages? Well, this is the idea for the Tri-County Service Directory seen on the classi fied pages of the Mid-Week Editions 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 more than 4000 potential customers (and thats the big things part). General Help Wanted CDL Drivers Wanted Home Nightly and Weekends Min 2 Yrs Experience. dbraman@beaverbulk.com 1-386-362-1185 Professional Madison, FL: : : Dir of Re source Development; Co ordinator of Recruitment; Academic Case Manager; Programmer/Data Retrieval Manager. Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs; See www.nfcc.edu for details. Educational YOU CAN BE A CNA Nursing Assistants are in GREAT demand! Quest Training offers nurse taught classes. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes available. (386)362-1065 Furniture FOR Sale: Full Size Bed with mattress, box springs, head & foot boards, steel rails. Exc. cond. $175.00. 386-209-4404. 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 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 Pets for Sale AKC ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES 3 Females $2500 1 Male $3000 Call 850-668-3440 Homes For Sale Home For Sale by Owner:Beautiful 4 bed/2bath home located in the new section of historically popular Foxbor ough Subdivision! Minutes from Moody AFB, South GA Medical Center and I-75, well maintained home offers a highly desired split level floor plan. Home has a new roof, Nest thermostat and termite bond. Children attend Lown des County school system. $179,900 Call 229-300-2732 to setup a viewing time or to view the home online visit. http://sgaonline.net/4511_ Timberbrook_Trail.html Land/Acreage 366460thAveNE Jennings,FL32053VacantLand.2.0 Acres 34-2N-12E-3771-833ForSaleby Owner$10,000.Call(386)855-2351 Lake Lots for Sale 1.5 +/Acre Lots 2 lakefront 2 lake view In gated Private Lake Subdivision For More information call (352) 516 1277 $25,000 for all four lots, Each lot can be sold seperately. ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. 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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 The Best Car & Truck Deals Can Be Found Here In The Classieds! Everything From Cars, Trucks, Vans, and Even Bicycles and Motorcycles. RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375 SUV FOR SALE: 2015 Jeep Wran gler Sahara 2-dr, V6, man trans; hard top, tow pkg. 21.4K mi. exec cond. $28,000 obo. (352) 422-3992. The Best Car & Truck Deals Can Be Found Here In The Classieds! Everything From Cars, Trucks, Vans, and Even Bicycles and Motorcycles. 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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 6B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-CP-000079 IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET ELAINE BOSSERMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Janet Elaine Bosserman, deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 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 August 15, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: FAMILY FIRST FIRM /s/ Beth K. Roland Beth K. Roland Florida Bar Number: 103674 1212 Mount Vernon Street Orlando, Florida 32803 Telephone: (407) 574-8125 Fax: (407) 476-1101 E-Mail: beth@familyfirstfirm.com probate@familyfirstfirm.com Personal Representative: Terry Bosserman 3339 216th Street Lake City, Florida 32024 08/15, 08/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 LIVE OAK HOUSING AUTHORITY 2018 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT PARTNER The Live Oak Housing Authority (LOHA) is requesting qualification statements from experienced devel opers (Co-Development Partners). Full scope of services and require ments are outlined in the solicitation package and will be available by con tacting LOHA. To request a copy of the RFQ, please contact: Vickie Hogg, Executive Director at 386-362-2123, or by mail at lopha@windstream.net All responses to the RFQ must be delivered to the LOHA Main Office located at 406 Webb Drive, NE, Live Oak, FL 32064 by 4:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Respons es received after this time will not be accepted. LOHA is n Equal Opportu nity Employer (EOE) and does not dis criminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in the employ ment or procurement of services. The Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in qualifications and to reject any and all qualification statements if it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. 08/03, 08/08, 08/10, 08/15, 08/17/2018 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AN PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL AS SESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider the reimpo sition of annual fire protection special assessments for the provision of fire protection services within the bound aries of the Suwannee County Munic ipal Service Benefit Unit for Fire Pro tection Services, which includes all of the unincorporated areas of the Coun ty, for the fiscal year beginning Octo ber 1, 2018 and future fiscal years. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All af fected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file writ ten objections with the County within 20 days of this notice. If a person de cides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, per sons needing a special accommoda tion or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Office at (386) 364-3400, at least two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each par cels classification and the total num ber of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire protection assess ment schedules. FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FY 2018-19 Residential Property Use Categories Residential $100.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.12 Land Property Use Categories Parcel ( < 160 acres) $17.91 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.14 MAXIMUM FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FUTURE FISCAL YEARS Residential Property Use Categories Residential $118.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.15 Land Property Use Categories Parcel (< 160 acres) $21.32 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.17 Copies of the Master Service As sessment Ordinance, the Amended and Restated Initial Assessment Res olution for Fire Protection Services, the Amended and Restated Final As sessment Resolution, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the Office of the County Administrator located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AN PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL AS SESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider the reimpo sition of annual fire protection special assessments for the provision of fire protection services within the bound aries of the Suwannee County Munic ipal Service Benefit Unit for Fire Pro tection Services, which includes all of the unincorporated areas of the Coun ty, for the fiscal year beginning Octo ber 1, 2018 and future fiscal years. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All af fected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file writ ten objections with the County within 20 days of this notice. If a person de cides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, per sons needing a special accommoda tion or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Office at (386) 364-3400, at least two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each par cels classification and the total num ber of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire protection assess ment schedules. FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FY 2018-19 Residential Property Use Categories Residential $100.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.12 Land Property Use Categories Parcel ( < 160 acres) $17.91 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.14 MAXIMUM FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FUTURE FISCAL YEARS Residential Property Use Categories Residential $118.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.15 Land Property Use Categories Parcel (< 160 acres) $21.32 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.17 Copies of the Master Service As sessment Ordinance, the Amended and Restated Initial Assessment Res olution for Fire Protection Services, the Amended and Restated Final As sessment Resolution, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the Office of the County Administrator located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 NOTICE OF HEARING TO REIMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider reimpos ing solid waste special assessments against certain improved residential properties located within the Suwan nee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Solid Waste Services to fund the cost of solid waste collection and disposal services, facilities and pro grams provided to such properties for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and future fiscal years, and to authorize collection of such assess ments on the tax bill. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, includ ing the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Adminis trators office at (386) 364-3400, at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units on each parcel of residential property by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the up coming fiscal year shall be $130.00 per dwelling unit. Copies of the Mas ter Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Final Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution, and the updated assessment roll, show ing the amount of the assessment to be reimposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the office of the County Administra tor at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF HEARING TO REIMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider reimpos ing solid waste special assessments against certain improved residential properties located within the Suwan nee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Solid Waste Services to fund the cost of solid waste collection and disposal services, facilities and pro grams provided to such properties for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and future fiscal years, and to authorize collection of such assess ments on the tax bill. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, includ ing the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Adminis trators office at (386) 364-3400, at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units on each parcel of residential property by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the up coming fiscal year shall be $130.00 per dwelling unit. Copies of the Mas ter Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Final Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution, and the updated assessment roll, show ing the amount of the assessment to be reimposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the office of the County Administra tor at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF PROPOSED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR YEAR 2018 78th STREET/76th TERRACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, SEP TEMBER 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, to consider adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment roll for Year 2018 to allow the collection of an assessment from property own ers who will receive the benefit of im provements to the road to be used for funding the 78th STREET/76th TER RACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BEN EFIT UNIT. (See map below.) The proposed schedule of the as sessment is: $1.46 Per Linear foot of Road Frontage and $350.00 Per Par cel Acre. The assessment will be collected by the Suwannee County Tax Collector. All affected property owners have the right to file written objections with the local governing board within 20 days of publication of this notice and have the right to appear at the public hearing. Randy Harris County Administrator 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF PROPOSED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR YEAR 2018 78th STREET/76th TERRACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, SEP TEMBER 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, to consider adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment roll for Year 2018 to allow the collection of an assessment from property own ers who will receive the benefit of im provements to the road to be used for funding the 78th STREET/76th TER RACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BEN EFIT UNIT. (See map below.) The proposed schedule of the as sessment is: $1.46 Per Linear foot of Road Frontage and $350.00 Per Par cel Acre. The assessment will be collected by the Suwannee County Tax Collector. All affected property owners have the right to file written objections with the local governing board within 20 days of publication of this notice and have the right to appear at the public hearing. Randy Harris County Administrator 08/15/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE Suwannee River Economic Coun cil, Inc. announces the availability of $350,000 of State Housing Initia tive Program Plan funds for Suwan nee County, FL for the fiscal year 2018/2019 Application packets are available on our website at srecinc. org, or you may apply in person at the Suwannee County outreach office (1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Building #1, Live Oak) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted beginning September 20, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the June 30, 2019 or until funds have been exhausted. For additional information please contact Stephanie Barrington, SHIP Director, 386-3624115, or sbarrington@suwanneeec. net 08/15/2018 SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on August 3, 2018: Florida Power and Light Company, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408 has submitted a transfer of ownership for Water Use Permit 2-121215882-2 with no change in permitted allocation. This project is located in Township 2S, Range 14E, Section 24, in Suwannee County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 08/15/2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 242018CA000033CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA TION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANU FACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-IN TERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES SION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DE CEASED, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast known address6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 Previous address-6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: A tract of land in Section 3, Town ship 1 North, Range 12 East, Ham ilton County, Florida, more particu larly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest cor ner of said Section 3, thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East along the South line of Sec tion 3 a distance of 1073.96 feet; thence North 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West, 20 feet to the North side of County graded road and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 41 min utes 00 seconds West, 1295.92 feet to the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Sec tion 3, thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 23 seconds East along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4, 460.58 feet; thence South 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East, 1295.34 feet to the North side of said County grad ed road; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds West along said graded road, 460.58 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with that certain 2000, 52 x 28, mobile home with Vehi cle Identification No.s: FLHM LCB151322460A and FLHML CB151322460B. Mobile Home Serial Number(s): FLHMLCB151322460A, FLHML CB151322460B. Property address: 6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 27th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 242018CA000033CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA TION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANU FACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-IN TERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES SION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DE CEASED, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast known address6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 Previous address-6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: A tract of land in Section 3, Town ship 1 North, Range 12 East, Ham ilton County, Florida, more particu larly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest cor ner of said Section 3, thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East along the South line of Sec tion 3 a distance of 1073.96 feet; thence North 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West, 20 feet to the North side of County graded road and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 41 min utes 00 seconds West, 1295.92 feet to the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Sec tion 3, thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 23 seconds East along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4, 460.58 feet; thence South 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East, 1295.34 feet to the North side of said County grad ed road; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds West along said graded road, 460.58 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with that certain 2000, 52 x 28, mobile home with Vehi cle Identification No.s: FLHM LCB151322460A and FLHML CB151322460B. Mobile Home Serial Number(s): FLHMLCB151322460A, FLHML CB151322460B. Property address: 6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 27th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jason Valinsky, the holder of the fol lowing certificate(s) has filed said cer tificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 633 Issued May 31, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4676-000 Section 8 Township 1N Range 11E 5-282 Lot 282 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Willard H. Cassidy All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jason Valinsky, the holder of the fol lowing certificate(s) has filed said cer tificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 633 Issued May 31, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4676-000 Section 8 Township 1N Range 11E 5-282 Lot 282 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Willard H. Cassidy All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 08/16/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 8109 NW CR 146 Jennings, FL 32053 Date: 08/27/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2015 HYUN VIN: 5NPE24AF1FH202271 1996 HOND VIN: 1HGCE6678TA017392 2002 HYUN VIN: KMHDN45D92U457015 2003 CHRY VIN: 3C4FY58BX3T639452 2007 MACK VIN: 1M2AL02CX7M006535 08/16/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-CP-000079 IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET ELAINE BOSSERMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Janet Elaine Bosserman, deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SEC TION 733.702 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 August 15, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: FAMILY FIRST FIRM /s/ Beth K. Roland Beth K. Roland Florida Bar Number: 103674 1212 Mount Vernon Street Orlando, Florida 32803 Telephone: (407) 574-8125 Fax: (407) 476-1101 E-Mail: beth@familyfirstfirm.com probate@familyfirstfirm.com Personal Representative: Terry Bosserman 3339 216th Street Lake City, Florida 32024 08/15, 08/22/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000117 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce; Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce; Dove Investment Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Richard W. Pierce a/k/a Richard Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 and Doris J. Pierce a/k/a Judy Pierce: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assign ees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned Defendant(s) and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incom petents or otherwise non sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Suwannee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, UNIT II, OF FLETCHER SUB DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 322, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: VALUE TRAILER, VIN#: C02799AGA AND VIN#: C02799BGA. more commonly known as 9189 220th Street, OBrien, FL 32071. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GAUCHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of August, 2018. (Court Seal) Barry Baker Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Felicia Flowers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163; adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear ance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 08/15, 08/22/2018 LIVE OAK HOUSING AUTHORITY 2018 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT PARTNER The Live Oak Housing Authority (LOHA) is requesting qualification statements from experienced devel opers (Co-Development Partners). Full scope of services and require ments are outlined in the solicitation package and will be available by con tacting LOHA. To request a copy of the RFQ, please contact: Vickie Hogg, Executive Director at 386-362-2123, or by mail at lopha@windstream.net All responses to the RFQ must be delivered to the LOHA Main Office located at 406 Webb Drive, NE, Live Oak, FL 32064 by 4:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Respons es received after this time will not be accepted. LOHA is n Equal Opportu nity Employer (EOE) and does not dis criminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in the employ ment or procurement of services. The Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in qualifications and to reject any and all qualification statements if it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so. 08/03, 08/08, 08/10, 08/15, 08/17/2018 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AN PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL AS SESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider the reimpo sition of annual fire protection special assessments for the provision of fire protection services within the bound aries of the Suwannee County Munic ipal Service Benefit Unit for Fire Pro tection Services, which includes all of the unincorporated areas of the Coun ty, for the fiscal year beginning Octo ber 1, 2018 and future fiscal years. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All af fected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file writ ten objections with the County within 20 days of this notice. If a person de cides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, per sons needing a special accommoda tion or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Office at (386) 364-3400, at least two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each par cels classification and the total num ber of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire protection assess ment schedules. FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FY 2018-19 Residential Property Use Categories Residential $100.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.12 Land Property Use Categories Parcel ( < 160 acres) $17.91 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.14 MAXIMUM FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FUTURE FISCAL YEARS Residential Property Use Categories Residential $118.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.15 Land Property Use Categories Parcel (< 160 acres) $21.32 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.17 Copies of the Master Service As sessment Ordinance, the Amended and Restated Initial Assessment Res olution for Fire Protection Services, the Amended and Restated Final As sessment Resolution, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the Office of the County Administrator located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AN PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL AS SESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider the reimpo sition of annual fire protection special assessments for the provision of fire protection services within the bound aries of the Suwannee County Munic ipal Service Benefit Unit for Fire Pro tection Services, which includes all of the unincorporated areas of the Coun ty, for the fiscal year beginning Octo ber 1, 2018 and future fiscal years. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All af fected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file writ ten objections with the County within 20 days of this notice. If a person de cides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, per sons needing a special accommoda tion or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Office at (386) 364-3400, at least two (2) days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each par cels classification and the total num ber of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire protection assess ment schedules. FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FY 2018-19 Residential Property Use Categories Residential $100.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.12 Land Property Use Categories Parcel ( < 160 acres) $17.91 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.14 MAXIMUM FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS FOR FUTURE FISCAL YEARS Residential Property Use Categories Residential $118.00 Non-Residential Property Use Categories Non-Residential $0.15 Land Property Use Categories Parcel (< 160 acres) $21.32 Acres (> 160 acres capped at 640) $0.17 Copies of the Master Service As sessment Ordinance, the Amended and Restated Initial Assessment Res olution for Fire Protection Services, the Amended and Restated Final As sessment Resolution, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the Office of the County Administrator located at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 NOTICE OF HEARING TO REIMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider reimpos ing solid waste special assessments against certain improved residential properties located within the Suwan nee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Solid Waste Services to fund the cost of solid waste collection and disposal services, facilities and pro grams provided to such properties for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and future fiscal years, and to authorize collection of such assess ments on the tax bill. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, includ ing the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Adminis trators office at (386) 364-3400, at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units on each parcel of residential property by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the up coming fiscal year shall be $130.00 per dwelling unit. Copies of the Mas ter Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Final Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution, and the updated assessment roll, show ing the amount of the assessment to be reimposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the office of the County Administra tor at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF HEARING TO REIMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Suwan nee County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider reimpos ing solid waste special assessments against certain improved residential properties located within the Suwan nee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Solid Waste Services to fund the cost of solid waste collection and disposal services, facilities and pro grams provided to such properties for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and future fiscal years, and to authorize collection of such assess ments on the tax bill. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2018 at the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, includ ing the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Adminis trators office at (386) 364-3400, at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units on each parcel of residential property by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the up coming fiscal year shall be $130.00 per dwelling unit. Copies of the Mas ter Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Final Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, as amended, the Preliminary Rate Resolution, and the updated assessment roll, show ing the amount of the assessment to be reimposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the office of the County Administra tor at 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2018, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator at (386) 364-3400, Monday through Fri day between 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 08/15/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF PROPOSED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR YEAR 2018 78th STREET/76th TERRACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, SEP TEMBER 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, to consider adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment roll for Year 2018 to allow the collection of an assessment from property own ers who will receive the benefit of im provements to the road to be used for funding the 78th STREET/76th TER RACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BEN EFIT UNIT. (See map below.) The proposed schedule of the as sessment is: $1.46 Per Linear foot of Road Frontage and $350.00 Per Par cel Acre. The assessment will be collected by the Suwannee County Tax Collector. All affected property owners have the right to file written objections with the local governing board within 20 days of publication of this notice and have the right to appear at the public hearing. Randy Harris County Administrator 08/15/2018 Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF PROPOSED NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR YEAR 2018 78th STREET/76th TERRACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, SEP TEMBER 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Judicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, to consider adoption of a non-ad valorem assessment roll for Year 2018 to allow the collection of an assessment from property own ers who will receive the benefit of im provements to the road to be used for funding the 78th STREET/76th TER RACE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BEN EFIT UNIT. (See map below.) The proposed schedule of the as sessment is: $1.46 Per Linear foot of Road Frontage and $350.00 Per Par cel Acre. The assessment will be collected by the Suwannee County Tax Collector. All affected property owners have the right to file written objections with the local governing board within 20 days of publication of this notice and have the right to appear at the public hearing. Randy Harris County Administrator 08/15/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE Suwannee River Economic Coun cil, Inc. announces the availability of $350,000 of State Housing Initia tive Program Plan funds for Suwan nee County, FL for the fiscal year 2018/2019 Application packets are available on our website at srecinc. org, or you may apply in person at the Suwannee County outreach office (1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Building #1, Live Oak) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted beginning September 20, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the June 30, 2019 or until funds have been exhausted. For additional information please contact Stephanie Barrington, SHIP Director, 386-3624115, or sbarrington@suwanneeec. net 08/15/2018 SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on August 3, 2018: Florida Power and Light Company, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408 has submitted a transfer of ownership for Water Use Permit 2-121215882-2 with no change in permitted allocation. This project is located in Township 2S, Range 14E, Section 24, in Suwannee County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ten request for a staff report contain ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provid ed regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 08/15/2018 Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 242018CA000033CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA TION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANU FACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-IN TERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES SION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DE CEASED, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast known address6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 Previous address-6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: A tract of land in Section 3, Town ship 1 North, Range 12 East, Ham ilton County, Florida, more particu larly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest cor ner of said Section 3, thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East along the South line of Sec tion 3 a distance of 1073.96 feet; thence North 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West, 20 feet to the North side of County graded road and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 41 min utes 00 seconds West, 1295.92 feet to the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Sec tion 3, thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 23 seconds East along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4, 460.58 feet; thence South 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East, 1295.34 feet to the North side of said County grad ed road; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds West along said graded road, 460.58 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with that certain 2000, 52 x 28, mobile home with Vehi cle Identification No.s: FLHM LCB151322460A and FLHML CB151322460B. Mobile Home Serial Number(s): FLHMLCB151322460A, FLHML CB151322460B. Property address: 6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 27th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 242018CA000033CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA TION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR MANU FACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 2000-1 Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-IN TERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES SION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KENNETH W. WALPOLE, DE CEASED, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLast known address6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 Previous address-6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Hamilton Coun ty, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: A tract of land in Section 3, Town ship 1 North, Range 12 East, Ham ilton County, Florida, more particu larly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest cor ner of said Section 3, thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds East along the South line of Sec tion 3 a distance of 1073.96 feet; thence North 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West, 20 feet to the North side of County graded road and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 degrees 41 min utes 00 seconds West, 1295.92 feet to the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Sec tion 3, thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 23 seconds East along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4, 460.58 feet; thence South 0 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East, 1295.34 feet to the North side of said County grad ed road; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds West along said graded road, 460.58 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with that certain 2000, 52 x 28, mobile home with Vehi cle Identification No.s: FLHM LCB151322460A and FLHML CB151322460B. Mobile Home Serial Number(s): FLHMLCB151322460A, FLHML CB151322460B. Property address: 6004 NW 44th Street, Jennings, FL 32053 You are required to file a written re sponse with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 27th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) GREG GODWIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2017-CA-000027 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Spouse of Ollie Renee Benson a/k/a Renee Benson; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Mary Evelyn Curry, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant(s); United States of America, Acting Through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 and Unknown Spouse of Allen Curry: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS: 3428 Dorchester Drive, Bed ford, TX 76021 Residence unknown, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defen dants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth er persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hamilton County, Florida, more par ticularly described as follows: LOT 58, TIMBERLAKE LANDING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 81-82, IN THE OF FICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR CUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HAMIL TON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2004, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL407A51983F221 AND VIN#: GAFL407B51983F221. more commonly known as 6126 North west 37th Drive, Jennings, FL 32053. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of July, 2018. (Court Seal) Greg Godwin Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Cynthia Johnson Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Her nando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 adamail@jud3.flcourts.org at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 08/16, 08/23/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jason Valinsky, the holder of the fol lowing certificate(s) has filed said cer tificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 633 Issued May 31, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4676-000 Section 8 Township 1N Range 11E 5-282 Lot 282 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Willard H. Cassidy All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jason Valinsky, the holder of the fol lowing certificate(s) has filed said cer tificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year(s) of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO.: 633 Issued May 31, 2016 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel No. 4676-000 Section 8 Township 1N Range 11E 5-282 Lot 282 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: Willard H. Cassidy All of said property being in the Coun ty of Hamilton, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif icate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Front Door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Flor ida Statutes, the highest bidder is re quired to post a non-refundable cash deposit of $200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of the sale, to be applied to the sale price at the time of full pay ment. The Clerk may require bidders to show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit. /s/ Greg Godwin Greg Godwin Clerk of Circuit Court Hamilton County, Florida 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 08/16/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 8109 NW CR 146 Jennings, FL 32053 Date: 08/27/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2015 HYUN VIN: 5NPE24AF1FH202271 1996 HOND VIN: 1HGCE6678TA017392 2002 HYUN VIN: KMHDN45D92U457015 2003 CHRY VIN: 3C4FY58BX3T639452 2007 MACK VIN: 1M2AL02CX7M006535 08/16/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know!

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AUGUST 15 & 16, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT JASPER NEWS MAYO FREE PRESS PAGE 7B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know Lafayette County Courthouse Legals AGENDA LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP, AUGUST 21, 2018 TO: Lafayette County School Board FROM: Robert Edwards, Superinten dent of Schools SUBJECT: School Board Workshop, August 21, 2018 in the School Board Administration Building beginning at 5:00 p.m. = = = = = == = = = = The purpose of this workshop is to dis cuss school safety 08/16/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018-CP-24 IN RE: ESTATE OF SAMUEL W. COBEAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL W. COBEAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 2, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 88, Mayo, Florida 32066. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 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 August 16, 2018. /s/ James A. Barks JAMES A. BARKS, Attorney Florida Bar No. 197564 Attorney for Personal Representative BARKS LAW FIRM 1120 W. First Street, Suite B Sanford, Florida 32771 Jim@BarksLawFirm.com (407) 321-1224 /s/ Jo Cobean Simonini JO COBEAN SIMONINI Personal Representative 115390 Moonraker Court, #409 North Ft. Myers, Florida 33917 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018-CP-24 IN RE: ESTATE OF SAMUEL W. COBEAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL W. COBEAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 2, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 88, Mayo, Florida 32066. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 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 August 16, 2018. /s/ James A. Barks JAMES A. BARKS, Attorney Florida Bar No. 197564 Attorney for Personal Representative BARKS LAW FIRM 1120 W. First Street, Suite B Sanford, Florida 32771 Jim@BarksLawFirm.com (407) 321-1224 /s/ Jo Cobean Simonini JO COBEAN SIMONINI Personal Representative 115390 Moonraker Court, #409 North Ft. Myers, Florida 33917 08/16, 08/23/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018-CP-24 IN RE: ESTATE OF SAMUEL W. COBEAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SAMUEL W. COBEAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 2, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 88, Mayo, Florida 32066. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 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 August 16, 2018. /s/ James A. Barks JAMES A. BARKS, Attorney Florida Bar No. 197564 Attorney for Personal Representative BARKS LAW FIRM 1120 W. First Street, Suite B Sanford, Florida 32771 Jim@BarksLawFirm.com (407) 321-1224 /s/ Jo Cobean Simonini JO COBEAN SIMONINI Personal Representative 115390 Moonraker Court, #409 North Ft. Myers, Florida 33917 08/16, 08/23/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-1618, or email gaylardc@nfcc.edu. For disabil ity-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advance ment, 850-973-1653 or news@nfcc. edu. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 08/16/2018 Legals PUBLIC NOTICE Suwannee River Economic Coun cil, Inc. announces the availability of $350,000 of State Housing Initia tive Program Plan funds for Lafay ette County, FL for the fiscal year 2018/2019. Application packets are available on our website at srecinc. org, or you may apply in person at the Lafayette County outreach office (114 SW Community Circle, Mayo) be tween the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted be ginning September 20, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the June 30, 2019 or until funds have been ex hausted. For additional information please contact Stephanie Barrington, SHIP Director, 386-362-4115, or sbar rington@suwanneeec.net 08/16/2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK METAL BUILDING I. INTRODUCTION Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners is requesting written proposals from qualified construction firms to provide professional At-Risk Construction Management Services for the budgeting and construction phase on the proposed for Lafayette County Industrial Park Metal Building with an estimated budget of $750,000 or less. II. It is Lafayette Countys intention to employ the Construction Firm to provide overall Project Construction Management, Cost Benefit Studies, Information Management, Construc tion Contract Management, Claims Management and Technical Inspec tion during the Construction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a guaranteed maximum price. III. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION: Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies of a written proposal no later than 12:00 PM on August 23, 2018 to: Steve Land Clerk of Circuit Court Lafayette County PO Box 88 Mayo, Florida 32066 For questions pertaining to the build ing contact: Brian Yarbrough Clemons, Rutherford, and Associates 2027 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-385-6153 Proposals must be responsive to the requirements and questions of the Re quest for Proposal. Reservations: Lafayette County re serves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate changes in the scope of work or services to be provided, and to otherwise waive any technicalities or informalities. Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made by the Selection Com mittee to Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners on the basis of proposals. Upon acceptance of the recommendation by LCBCC, nego tiations or bids will or may be enter tained. Please respond by including but not limiting your response to the following: 1. Company name and length of time in business. 2. Company location. 3. Bonding capability and name of bonding company. 4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage. 5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on these projects with names, resumes, length of time with firm and previous clients served. 6. Names of five (5) previous clients within the past 5 years with phone numbers and contact person. 7. Description of previous expe rience, with Lafayette County and emphasis on understanding of similar local trades and projects. 8. Company organizational chart with reference to this project. The Construction selection will be made on the proposals received. There will be no presentations. 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK METAL BUILDING I. INTRODUCTION Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners is requesting written proposals from qualified construction firms to provide professional At-Risk Construction Management Services for the budgeting and construction phase on the proposed for Lafayette County Industrial Park Metal Building with an estimated budget of $750,000 or less. II. It is Lafayette Countys intention to employ the Construction Firm to provide overall Project Construction Management, Cost Benefit Studies, Information Management, Construc tion Contract Management, Claims Management and Technical Inspec tion during the Construction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a guaranteed maximum price. III. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION: Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies of a written proposal no later than 12:00 PM on August 23, 2018 to: Steve Land Clerk of Circuit Court Lafayette County PO Box 88 Mayo, Florida 32066 For questions pertaining to the build ing contact: Brian Yarbrough Clemons, Rutherford, and Associates 2027 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-385-6153 Proposals must be responsive to the requirements and questions of the Re quest for Proposal. Reservations: Lafayette County re serves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate changes in the scope of work or services to be provided, and to otherwise waive any technicalities or informalities. Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made by the Selection Com mittee to Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners on the basis of proposals. Upon acceptance of the recommendation by LCBCC, nego tiations or bids will or may be enter tained. Please respond by including but not limiting your response to the following: 1. Company name and length of time in business. 2. Company location. 3. Bonding capability and name of bonding company. 4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage. 5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on these projects with names, resumes, length of time with firm and previous clients served. 6. Names of five (5) previous clients within the past 5 years with phone numbers and contact person. 7. Description of previous expe rience, with Lafayette County and emphasis on understanding of similar local trades and projects. 8. Company organizational chart with reference to this project. The Construction selection will be made on the proposals received. There will be no presentations. 08/09, 08/16/2018 Legals REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR LAFAYETTE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK METAL BUILDING I. INTRODUCTION Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners is requesting written proposals from qualified construction firms to provide professional At-Risk Construction Management Services for the budgeting and construction phase on the proposed for Lafayette County Industrial Park Metal Building with an estimated budget of $750,000 or less. II. It is Lafayette Countys intention to employ the Construction Firm to provide overall Project Construction Management, Cost Benefit Studies, Information Management, Construc tion Contract Management, Claims Management and Technical Inspec tion during the Construction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a guaranteed maximum price. III. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION: Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies of a written proposal no later than 12:00 PM on August 23, 2018 to: Steve Land Clerk of Circuit Court Lafayette County PO Box 88 Mayo, Florida 32066 For questions pertaining to the build ing contact: Brian Yarbrough Clemons, Rutherford, and Associates 2027 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-385-6153 Proposals must be responsive to the requirements and questions of the Re quest for Proposal. Reservations: Lafayette County re serves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate changes in the scope of work or services to be provided, and to otherwise waive any technicalities or informalities. Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made by the Selection Com mittee to Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners on the basis of proposals. Upon acceptance of the recommendation by LCBCC, nego tiations or bids will or may be enter tained. Please respond by including but not limiting your response to the following: 1. Company name and length of time in business. 2. Company location. 3. Bonding capability and name of bonding company. 4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage. 5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on these projects with names, resumes, length of time with firm and previous clients served. 6. Names of five (5) previous clients within the past 5 years with phone numbers and contact person. 7. Description of previous expe rience, with Lafayette County and emphasis on understanding of similar local trades and projects. 8. Company organizational chart with reference to this project. The Construction selection will be made on the proposals received. There will be no presentations. 08/09, 08/16/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed! rfntb386.362.1734SDTMF SeJN Sports excitement went through the roof. And so from January until now, these guys have gotten after it. Best spring so far since Ive been here. Hall expressed his gratitude to members of the Rotary Club and the entire community for helping support the team. Whether its volunteering to cook food for the team or inquiring about equip ment needs, Hall said he constantly receives calls from people in the com munity who want to help. We have it better than anybody else. In the community, so many people want to reach out and serve and support our football team and our young men, Hall said. That means the world to me knowing that we have the type of people in this community that want to support the program. The third-year SHS head coach and former Florida State safety dis cussed some of the chang es coming to the eld this season. Those changes should make Bulldog football even more excit ing this year. Were a no-huddle offense. Everything is signaled in. Everything is fast, Hall said. It puts defenses in a bind. With our personnel on offense, we can go from empty set with no running backs, to a two-back set, tightend set, trips, doubles we can go multiple formations and never have to change personnel on the eld. Hopefully give defenses a lot of ts. The changes wont only be on offense. Defensively, well work with a 3-4. Were going to stunt and blitz and bring people from all directions, Hall said. It should be exciting. Continued From Page 1B Hall Friday. That game should tell a lot about both teams while providing a glimpse into a possible playoff matchup. While the expecta tions are extremely high, Lafayette still has a lot to prove. LHS needs someone to step up as a second receiver. The of fensive line will have to learn on the fly with five new starters. On defense, a new linebacking corps along with a junior-filled D-Line will need to play well along with a proven and experienced second ary. As for the schedule, LHS will have a big game late in the season, hosting Trenton on Oct. 26. If the Hornets make the playoffs, they will have a bye week before the start of the postsea son and time to prepare. Branford and Suwan nee teams previews will be in Fridays Suwannee Democrat. Continued From Page 1B Hornets defensive coordinator at Bell High School from 2013 to 2015. May also came to HCHS from Williston. The Trojans were look ing for a new head coach after Seth Stebbins stepped down in December follow ing three seasons at the helm. Hamilton County went 9-21 during that time, making the playoffs in 2016. Whittington declined to comment, but did conrm he has resigned. Continued From Page 1B Coach from Week 4 to Week 8 that will determine if Hamilton County can turn things around or if it will post a similar record to last seasons 1-9 mark. The Trojans have some win nable games against Class 1A opponents during that ve-week run. Senior Melvin Brown leads the way for HCHS. Hell play at running back, wide receiver, lineback er and punter. RB/DB Keyvon Webb will be an other important player on both sides of the ball. Defensive end Brantley Hawkins will key the de fense. Hamilton travels to Union County on Friday for its Kickoff Classic game. Continued From Page 1A Trojans from last season. Demoun dre Evans had good speed as a kick returner and Brantley Roberson was a dangerous punt returner. Standout run ning back Carlton Hall looks to ll in as a returner. Branford Punter: David Brink, Dakota Hamm, Kicker: Trevin White, Return man: CJ Pepper Cameron Noling was Branfords punter last season and signed to play college football as a punter. Noling helped Branford gain an advantage in eld posi tion by averaging almost 40 yards per punt. David Brink and Dakota Hamm are Branfords punters this season. Senior CJ Pepper is a quick and elusive as a re turner. Lafayette Kicker, Punter: Jaxson Beach, Kicker for kickoffs: Christian Negrete, Punt and kick returners: Ben Massey, Malik Jennings Quarterback Jaxson Beach will also handle the kicking and punting duties. With him lining up as a punter, opposing defenses have to be on alert on fourth downs. Beach, who also plays soccer, was accurate last sea son on extra points and eld goals. Christian Negrete will kickoff for LHS. Ben Massey is a big threat on both punt and kick re turns. Hamilton County Punter: Melvin Brown, Kicker: Julio Celez, Return man: Keyvon Webb Running back/quarter back/defensive back Keyvon Webb will have the ball in his hands plenty, including returns. Linebacker/RB/wide re ceiver Melvin Brown can do a lot of different things. Punting is one of them. He returns to the position for the third straight season. Continued From Page 1B Special

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