Suwannee Democrat

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Suwannee Democrat
Place of Publication:
Live Oak, FL
Suwannee Democrat, Myra Regan - Publisher
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January 5, 2005
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Weekly[ FORMER <1897-1928>]


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Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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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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Weekend Edition September 21, 2018 Suwannee Democrat rf Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and OBrien SEE CHASE, PAGE 8A SEE JOB-A-PALOOZA, PAGE 8A SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 8A rf Chase leads to drug arrest LIVE OAK A Tuesday morning trafc stop led to a chase on foot and a Live Oak man being arrested on drug charges. According to the Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce, Deputy Charles Wadford attempted to make a trafc stop on Rodrick Lewis Livingston at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for driving with a sus pended license. The 31-year-old suspect ignored the ashing lights and sped up in an attempt to elude the au thorities, the report states. The report states that the suspect swerved back and forth through oncoming trafc at a high rate of speed while also fumbling through the back seat of the car. After driving into a residential neighborhood in the Oakwood Forest subdivision off County Road 795 just outside of Live Oak, the suspect stopped suddenly at the end of a cul-de-sac and jumped out rfnftrbbbb tb rfr The Arcs Job-A-Palooza teaches area students n LIVE OAK The Arc of North Floridas Job-A-Palooza packed the Suwannee County Coliseum on Wednesday. More than 50 ESE students from Suwannee and Columbia counties attended as well as 21 ntbft brfnftfft f brf fb County approves millage rate of 9.0 n LIVE OAK For the fth straight year, Suwannee Countys millage rate has remained the same. At Tuesdays nal budget hearing, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved keeping the millage rate at 9.0000 mills. That rate is 8.05 percent higher than the rollback rate of 8.3298 mills or the rate that would provide the same amount of tax revenue as the previous years rate. Also during Tuesdays hearing, the board unanimously approved the coun tys budget of $84.8 million for Fiscal Year 2018-19. That budget is an increase of little more than $3 million from the current year. The only change to the budget during Tuesdays hearing came after County Administrator Randy Harris asked the board to set aside $75,000 for the road work at the intersection of State Road 51, County Road 250 and 145th Road. That funding is in the road depart ments budget, Harris just asked the board to create a line for that project. The board approved the creation of the line item for that specic project. Clerk of Court Barry Baker thanked the board as well as the countys depart ment heads and fellow constitutional ofcers for helping to make the budget process successful. I appreciate all the work everybody has put in, Baker said. Board Chair Ricky Gamble agreed. I echo everything he just said, he said. I think this year was an extension of last year on the ease of the process. We had a good year last year and another good year this year as far as the smooth process. I thank everybody that took part in it. Chamber to assist with economic development n LIVE OAK Al vin Jackson doesnt start his new job until next month. And while Suwan nee County quickly advertised for Jack sons replacement as economic devel opment director, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners dis cussed Tuesday the need for temporary assistance until a permanent hire could be made. Were still going to have a void there thats going to be an empty spot, Chair man Ricky Gamble said in broaching the topic near the end of the countys regular board meeting. t Page 5B SPORTS: Big Play McQuay turning heads at Branford Page 1B BOCC rejects bids on intersection improvements, recycling Page 7A


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 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., 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, Mail, P.O. Box 370 Live Oak, FL 32064 Office, 521 Demorest St. SE Publisher, Jeff Masters 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 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. 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 /LIVE OAK PAGE 2A Suwannee Democrat prints the entire ar rest record each week. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforce ment FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Ofce of Agricultural Law Enforce ment P & P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections Sept. 18, Anthony Thomas Bearrington, 29, 403 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Falgout Sept. 18, Fernando Valazque Raymer, 22, 1600 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL, Probation Violation: SCSO-Smith Sept. 18, Roderick Lewi Livingston, 31, 13707 92nd Trace, Live Oak, FL, Drugs Trafc Phenethylamines 10 Grams or More, Possession of Synthetic Narcotics With Intent to Sell Manufacture or Deliver, Resisting Of cer/Arrest, Flee and Elude LEO, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Drive While License Suspended: SCSO-Wadford Sept. 18, Andrew Jackson Harper, 19, 4350 280th St., Branford, FL, Battery-El derly on Person 65 Years of Age or Older, Damage Property-Criminal Mischief: SC SO-Carey Sept. 18, Jason Robert McCarl, 49, 9218 133rd Place, Live Oak, FL, Operating While Drivers License Suspended/Canceled/Re voked, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams: LOPD-Parisi Sept. 19, Carl Lee West, 50, 10380 NW 25th Ct., Branford, FL, Grand Theft 300 Less Than 5K Dollars: SCSO-Tompkins Sept. 19, John Henry Smith, 28, 3600 NW 104 Ave., Jasper, FL, Failure to Appear: SC SO-Hunter Sept. 19, William Joseph Brown, 31, 18485 161st Road, OBrien, FL, Petit Theft, Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Of cer Fireghter or EMT, Resisting Ofcer/ Arrest with Violence, Resisting a Merchant, Probation Violation: LOPD-Nicholson Sept. 20, Matthew Dillon Barnett, 23, 9411 240th St., OBrien, FL, Probation Vio lation, Escape from Correctional Institution or LEO, Resisting Arrest Without Violence: SCSO-Hedgespeth Arrest Record 142504-1 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.133875-1 Busy Bee employee charged with grand theft LIVE OAK An employee at the Live Oak Busy Bee was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing from the convenience store at the Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 129 interchange. According to the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office, 50-year-old Carl Lee West, of Branford, stole money twice in the past week from the store while assigned to the front register. The report states that the suspect pushed the button on the money drop at the diesel fuel desk on Saturday and took the $500 from the drop and placed into his pocket. According to the report, the suspect again took $500 from the money drop Monday and placed it in his pocket. The suspect al legedly told authori ties Wednesday that he did not remember taking any money, the report states. When shown the security video, the suspect allegedly said he would repay the first $500 but he still didnt remember taking the other $500, according to the report. The suspect said he used the money to make his car payment of more than $400. West has been charged with grand theft 300 less than 5K dollars. Visit our website at for breaking news, weather updates, obituaries or to purchase photos. Twitter: @suwanneedemocra Facebook: /suwanneedemocrat Ofce: 386-362-1734 Tallahassee man escapes following arrest LIVE OAK Wanted on a Bay County warrant, a Tallahassee man es caped and was re-apprehended by Su wannee County ofcers early Thurs day morning following his arrest. According to the Suwannee County Sheriffs Ofce, 23-year-old Matthew Dillon Barnett was arrested at an OBrien residence on a Bay County warrant at 12:48 a.m. The deputy placed the suspect in his patrol car with hand restraints behind him and transported the suspect to the Suwannee County Jail, according to the report. The report states that when the deputy pulled up to the jail, the suspect opened the back door and ed on foot after getting his hand restraints to in front of his body on the drive. According to the report, the deputy chased the suspect from behind the jail across Ohio Avenue, catching up with him about three blocks away. The deputy deployed his taser and took the suspect back into custody, the report states. The suspect was taken to Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center and was medically cleared and booked into the jail without further incident, according to the report. Barnett was charged with escape from correctional institution or LEO and resisting ofcer/arrest without violence. Community Calendar event submissions Want to place your upcoming event(s) in our weekly Community Calendar? Email your events to aimee. Include basic details such as who, what, where and when. Please note: protable events will need to be handled by our advertising department. For more information, contact Aimee via email. Deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m.


Douglas says that he will never forget when he was a lad 14 years of age, when one evening he was told to go and tell the driver to have all the slaves come up to the house; soon the entire host of about 85 slaves were gathered there all sitting around on stumps, some standing. The colonels son was visibly moved as he told them they were free. Saying they could go anywhere they wanted to for he had no more to do with them, or that they could remain with him and have half of what was raised on the plantation. The slaves were happy at this news, as they had hardly been aware that there had been a war going on. None of them ac cepted the offer of the colonel to remain, as they were only too glad to leave the cruelties of the Matair (Mattair, EM) plantation. Dorseys father got a job with Judge Carraway of Suwannee where he worked for one year. He later homesteaded 40 acres of land that he received from the government and began farming. Dorseys father died in Suwannee County, Florida when Douglas was a young man and then he and his mother moved to Arlington, Florida. His mother died several years ago at a ripe old age. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3A Remembering Suwannee $15.00* PEOPLE! Really, just $15.00* will get your 4.5 service/business ad in three local newspapers each week in our to get started!!!!! 134084-1 Check out these reviews and others on the product pages at All prices are DSRP. Available at participating dealers while supplies last. The actual listed guide bar length may vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. 2017 STIHL00 bar Im glad I went with the 170--the price and reliability are outstanding. user prutsmanbros93MS 170 CHAIN SAW This is absolutely the best blower I have ever purchased. 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MANTOOTH MOUTHGUARDS: PART II Dorsey recalls being set free Today is the completion of Mr. Dors eys story. When the slaves left the elds, they returned to their cabins and after pre paring and eating of their evening meal they gathered around a cabin to sing and moan songs seasoned with African melo dy. Then to the tune of an old ddle they danced a dance called the Green Corn Dance and Cut the Pigeon wing. Some times the young men on the plantation would slip away to visit a girl on another plantation. If they were caught by the Pa trols while on these visits they would be lashed on the bare backs as a penalty for this offense. A whipping post was used for this pur pose. As soon as one slave was whipped, he was given the whip to whip his brother slave. Very often the lashes would bring blood very soon from the already lacerat ed skin, but this did not stop the lashing until one had received their due number of lashes. Occasionally the slaves were ordered to church to hear a white minister, they were seated in the front pews of the mas ters church, while the whites sat in the rear. The ministers admonition to them to honor their masters and mistresses, and to have no other God but them, as we cannot see the other God, but you can see your master and mistress. After the ser vices the drivers wife who could read and write a little would tell them that what the minister said was all lies. Douglas Dorsey, aged but with a clear mind lives with his daughter in Spring Glen. As mentioned in the rst article I wrote about him, Mr. Dorsey was interviewed by the Federal Writers Project in 1937. It was none too soon, as time was running out for the aged former slave. Douglas Dorsey died on April 12, 1938, and was buried beside his wife Millie (who had died in 1933) in the Arlington Community Cemetery in Jacksonville. And thus we remember a sad chapter in not only Suwannee Countys history, but the history of the United States and much of the world. Join me next week as we delve into more of our history, however unpleasant it may be at times. Eric Musgrove can be reached at or 386-362-0564. rfntbrnr Contact the Democrat: 386-362-1734 Buying a new vehicle? I knew that I needed to clean out my vehicle when I sold my car. I was amazed at how much stuff I had amassed. But, a sentence that I never thought I would have to deal with before was this: When you sell or do nate your car, you will need to remove the personal information in the cars electronic system. What?! Say that again? Yes, just like when you sell/ donate your computer, printer, smartphone or copier (both at home and the ofce) you need to think about the amount of per sonal data that could be available to the next owner. As nice as it is to have all the bells and whistles like navigation, hands free call, streaming music and web brows ing, realize that it is capturing your personal information. It is amazing to think that things like your phone contacts and address book that you allowed the cars Bluetooth system to access for hands-free dialing are now some thing that would be accessible to someone you may not know or may not want to have access. I hadnt thought about how the navigation system stores a lot of information like addresses or even routes back to your home, work, etc. What about the handy feature on your mirror that can store garage door or gate codes? Hmmmcoupled with the ad dress information, it could lead to some poten tial dangerous situations! Crooks are always trying to have more information about you. No longer do they need to go through your trash. Now they can see the mobile apps that have been gath ered and stored in the car. With information like music content, they can nd out that you are a huge fan of PINK or Randy Travis. That kind of information is usually the kind of thing that the security questions are based upon to gain access into sensitive accounts. ACK!! So, what do you do to prevent yourself from being a victim? Some cars have a factory reset option. Dont forget to trans fer services like mobile wi-fi hotspots to your new vehicle or cancel them until you are ready. You can manually re move data like phone contacts, mobile apps, digital content, location data and garage door codes. Check to unpair any connections that may exist with your phone(s) or other devic es. This is especially important, as some car manufacturers provide an app that allows you to unlock or start the car re motely. The app can also allow you to find the car. Disconnect the app from the car when you trade it in or sell it. Does your car have a SIM or SD card? These items need to be removed or erased. Know that even when you wipe a de vice, the SIM or SD card may retain information about you. When you get your new ve hicle, use the cigarette lighter adapter to charge the device rather than the USB port which may transfer information auto matically. Also, pay attention when the infotainment system asks you for permission. Grant access to the information that is necessary. Be smart and dont allow your personal in formation to fall into the wrong hands. For more information on fraud or smart shopping, con tact the University of Florida/ IFAS Extension office in Suwannee County at 386-3622771 or your local County Co operative Extension office. Katherine K. Allen is the Di rector of the UF/IFAS Suwan nee County Extension office as well as the Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent IV for Suwannee County Exten sion, an equal opportunity in stitution. Celebrate rural heritage next weekend LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Regional Library will pres ent a celebration of rural heritage next weekend. The North Florida Heritage Festival: Storytelling, the Arts and History will include two days of fun, food and storytelling for the whole family. On Friday, Sept. 28, there will be a social event from 6-7 p.m. and ghost stories from 7-10 p.m. featuring Katie Adams, Andre R. Frattino and Eric Musgrove. There will be event all day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adams, Bill and Eli Perras, Betty Jean Steinhouser, Musgrove, Patricia Hines Mitchell and Jeff Klinkenberg will per form. There will also be crafts for the kids, a petting zoo, craft demonstration and more. The North Florida Heritage Festival: Storytelling, the Arts and History which will be held at Heritage Park and Gardens, 1004 Helvenston Street SE, Live Oak. Admission is free to the events. The Suwannee River Regional Library was awarded grant funds from multiple agencies to host the rst North Florida Heritage Festival: Storytelling, the Arts and History. Funding agencies include the Suwannee County Tourism Development Council, Florida Department of State Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Florida Humanities Council.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 4A Suwannee Living 145594-1 145592-1NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Suwannee River Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 This notice is applicable to the following counties: All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, Putnam A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. at: Suwannee River Water Management District 9225 County Road 49 (corner of US 90 and CR 49) Live Oak, FL Branford Rotary celebrates Basic Education and Literacy Month BRANFORD Globally, more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiter ate. That translates to 17 per cent of the Earths population. One of Rotary Internationals goals is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and lit eracy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. RI supports education for all children and literacy for children and adults. RI has cho sen September as Basic Educa tion and Literacy Month. The Rotary Club of Branford celebrated Rotary International Basic Education and Literacy Month by donating $1,000 to Branford High School for pur chasing eBooks for students to read using their Chromebook laptop computers. For the present time, eB ooks are more expensive than print books, said Karen Koon, the media specialist at BHS. Therefore, my collection of electronic books is slim to say the least. They range in price from $10 to $99 but the aver age price of those I typically see being checked out most often is about $25-$30. I cur rently have 85 eBooks total and only 20 of those are Accelerat ed Reader books. Thanks to our local Rotary Club, their contri bution will make a difference. Their continued commitment to our community and school is indicative of the Rotary motto: Service Above Self. Rotarian Trannie Lacquey added: Additionally, our Branford Rotary Club donated $1,500 towards the purchase of books for Branford Elementary School. Our Rotary District 6940 matched our Club con tribution for a total of $3,000, which enabled the school to purchase approximately 230 books. Another local organization beneted from the Branford Rotary Club when a check was presented for $1,000. Take Stock in Children of Florida was established in 1995 to pro vide a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/ students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Su wannee Education Foundation is the local lead organization for the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. Students participate in a highly compet itive application process to be admitted to the TSIC program. Each of the selected students are matched with an adult men tor and will receive a two-year full tuition-paid scholarship to North Florida Community College upon high school grad uation. To top it all off, several Rotarians gave their time to read to students at Branford El ementary School, said Rotary President Dr. Mel Kemmer er. We are proud to be able to give back to our local commu nity, and in particular, to help impact the lives of our future leaders. rfnt b tbtbbttt tt t rtt tt tnbtt tt r tbrtt


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5A rfn 128567-1 137684-1 FREE T-SHIRT WITH THE PURCHASE OF A ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE 52 Weeks only $3500 in county 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.138563-1 rfrntbrr rfntrb tbtr rfnt t nbttf fb ttb fnbb nbbb ntr nftrbn rrrnfrf nbtrf bbrnf nfb bftb nfntf nbfbn 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. LIVE OAK Local golfers can enjoy green fairways while they sup port water conservation thanks to a recent proj ect with the Suwannee Country Club, City of Live Oak and Suwannee River Water Management District. Located approximate ly five miles east of downtown Live Oak, the project has allowed the Suwannee Country Club to utilize reclaimed water to irrigate the golf course instead of pump ing fresh groundwater. The switch has resulted in water savings of more than 100,000 gallons per day, which equates to the water in approximately five in-ground swimming pools. The project rerouted the country clubs irriga tion system from ground water as the primary irri gation source to the City of Live Oaks reclaimed water distribution system. With the new irrigation hookup, groundwater would only be used as a backup in the event of a failure of the reclaimed system. This project show cases the ability of our small communities to Suwannee Country Club above par with water conservation utilize alternative water sources similar to our more densely populated neighbors to the east and south, while still maintaining our rural way of living, SRWMD Executive Director Hugh Thomas said in a release. Reuse water connec tions are often limited for rural communities because public utilities rarely extend out past the city limits. This project is a unique exception. Currently, the city provides reclaimed water to Camp Weed and the Suwannee Parks and Recreation Department with the remaining wa ter being sprayed at the citys spray field. This project better utilizes the excess reclaimed water. The City of Live Oak is always looking for ways to conserve and uti lize our water resources, Mayor Frank Davis said in the release. We have been working with others on this project for several years and we are excited to see it completed. Funded by the dis tricts Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) grant program, the proj ect cost just less than $130,000 with approxi mately $125,000 paid by the SRWMD and about $5,000 paid by the city. The project supports year-round water conser vation and water shortage ordinances that the city adopted in 2012. Construction began in April and the new irri gation line went live in mid-July. Our water is a finite resource and these proj ects help to ensure that we have an adequate water supply now and for the next 100 years, Thomas added. Finding innovative ways to reuse our water is a goal we have for all of our com munities; I expect we will see more projects like this on the horizon. The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural sys tems and the needs of the public. The district holds true to the belief of wa ter for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, the SRWMD serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. fnrtrbbbntrfrrf trfrrnfbbffrnnr frfnnbrfr Practice Family Emergency Plans for Preptember September is the peak of hurricane season and has therefore been christened National Preparedness Month. In late May of this year, weather ofcials pre dicted an active season and families were urged to create emergency plans (https:// The accu racy of the predictions is easily veried with a quick glance at a map of the cur rent storms. Verifying emergency plans, however, takes a bit more effort. Although testing a plan is not as easy as nding a map of current storms, it is worth the work. Testing a plan usually begins with making sure everyone understands it. Once it has been created, it should be read by everyone included in the plan. It can then be discussed as a group. This allows everyone an opportunity to give their input. It also allows for misunderstandings to be claried and helps everyone to feel invested in the plan. This discussion can then be taken one step further by pre tending an emergency has occurred. This involves setting a scene for the mock emergency and then talking through the story while using the plan. As the story progresses from begin ning to end, each person explains what they will do. Any aws that are discovered in either the plan or in someones reaction should be discussed and corrected. Once the bugs have been worked out during the initial discussion and the mock emer gency discussion, putting boots on the ground can really iron out the plan. Up to this point, verifying the plan has only involved discus sion. The true test of any plan is to put it into action. Emergen cy plans include a lot of stuff such as ashlights, canned foods, water, batteries, and other items. These things cannot be tested by discussion. They must be tested by putting them to use. Pretending an emergency has occurred and physically working through the plan can further reveal any shortcomings. A fam ily could set aside a weekend afternoon and physically test all aspects of the plan. For example, if the plan includes notifying everyone of an emergency via a group text message, a test message should be sent by each person. This might reveal that someone doesnt know how to do so. At the end of the boots on the ground test, a quick group discussion of what went well and what didnt can be used to rene the plan. Regardless of how well a plan has been practiced and re ned, the true test will only come when it is used during a real emergency. Nonetheless, practicing it when it is convenient and safe will lessen the chance of it failing when the stakes are high such as during a hurricane. Families and individuals alike will do well to recognize National Preparedness Month, Preptember, by practicing their emergency plans. Aurelio Perea is the Preparedness and Response County Co ordinator at the Department of Health Suwannee County.


SEE TEXAS, PAGE 7A Opinion SERVING SUWANNEE COUNTY SINCE 1884 A PAGE 6 rfrfnftrbfbf ftfrrbfbf Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Jeff Masters, Publisher, and Jamie Wachter, Editor. Masters and Wachter are joined on the board by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. HOUSTON Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance (Basket of deplorables!) to the election of todays president, seems intent (Impeach!; Abolish ICE!; Free stuff!, I am Spartacus!) on a repeat performance. Here, however, in the 7th Congressional District, in what might turn out to be the years most instructive House race, Democrats seem serious about winning, and if they do with Lizzie Fletcher, they will have a template for 2020 nation ally. One of her handouts inexplicably describes her as a erce advocate, as though Americans are expe riencing a erceness decit and pine for a ferocity infusion. Actually, she speaks with the measured precision of an attorney who has worked at a major law rm (Vinson & Elkins) and who is uent in the business school patois (The delta last time was ... ) of her corporate clients. The ginger group Our Revolution, which is a residue of Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, supported a candidate to her left in the seven-candidate primary, perhaps because Fletcher would not genuect at the requisite altars: She has endorsed neither a single-payer health care system nor Medicare for all nor putting lipstick on socialism, least of all a ban this is Texas, for Petes sake on off-shore drilling. In New York and then in Massachusetts, two 10-term House incumbents, both males, have been defeated in primaries by females running to the in cumbents left in safe Democratic districts. Here, in a district held by Republicans for the past half-century, a woman is not far behind in some polls, within the margin of error the Republican incumbent. A fth-generation Houstonian, Fletcher is striving to become just the fourth person to represent the current iteration of the 7th district, which she de scribes as leaning purple but still light pink. It was recongured in 1966, when it was won by 42-year old George Herbert Walker Bush, who still lives in it. After his two terms, it was held for 15 terms by Bill Archer, who rose to the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee. His successor, John Culberson, 62, wants to let Texans run Texas but is not a conscientious objector to non-Texas money he can send home from his perch on the Appropriations Committee. His conservatism had a Trumpian tang six years before Trump came down his towers es calator: In 2009, Culberson co-sponsored a birther bill that would have required presidential candidates to prove that they are natural-born citizens. A legis lative lifer, Culberson won the rst of seven two-year terms in the state House in 1986 at age 30. He won his 2016 congressional re-election with 56 percent of the vote. If the best kind of generals are lucky ones, Fletch er, 43, is that kind of candidate. The tight Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto ORourke, who has already visited all 254 Texas counties, is apt to energize Democratic turnout statewide. Culberson perhaps did nothing untoward when he sold a biotech stock the one concerning which Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., has been indicted for insider trading 10 days before the shares lost 99 percent of their value, but the optics are not op timal. And while their city was still prostrate from Hurricane Harvey, Houstonians heard the presidents stupefying statement that the Coast Guard had had to save 16,000 people because they went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. It has been a while since Texas was, in Gene Au trys lyric, Where the longhorn cattle feed/On the lowly gypsum weed. It is the 15th-most urban state (84.7 percent), with the nations fourth-, seventh-, ninth-, 11thand 15th-most populous cities (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth). Hil In Texas, a Democratic template for national victory in 2020 The Suwannee Democrat welcomes letters from readers on matters of public interest, with the following guidelines: Letters must contain your full name, ad dress, daytime phone number and city of residence. Only your full name and city of residence will be published with the letter. Letters must reect issues of current inter est to the general public and be concise. Management has the right to refuse any material it believes does not meet stan dards of publication. You can email letters to fax them to 386-364-5578 or mail them to: Letters to the Editor Suwannee Democrat P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 To Submit Letters Follow us: @suwanneedemocra (Twitter) Suwannee Democrat Jeff Masters Publisher Monja Slater General Manager FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Jamie Wachter Editor The Rant & Rave is for those who want to vent about community issues and politics. Some of the comments will be published. Private individuals or businesses are excluded from comments and will not be published. Rants or Raves will not be accepted on candidates or ballot issues. They will be treated as a letter to the editor. You may email your comments to Or, simply visit our website at, click on the Submit Rant & Rave link on the top right and submit your thoughts there. If you are using a mobile device, you must click on full site at the bottom in order to see the link. You can also call the Rant & Rave hotline at 386-208-8314. You dont have to give your name. Phone submissions must be no more than one minute long, or exceed 200 words. The same word count holds true for written submissions, such as email messages. Anything over will be discarded. If the con straints are not enough, write a letter to the editor. I use the trash site on Goldkist Blvd. I would appreciate a trash bin put back (as it used to be) in the same area as the recycling containers. Having to walk in the rain across the way or down yonder to recycle and dispose of trash is not (tax paying) customer friendly. am writing to support the young woman who points out the venom in Walter Williams columns. I am unaware of a statute of limitations on opinion. Dr. Williams is paid to present his unAmerican views. I am concerned that mem bers of our community feel patriots should be mute. What country is this? Kavanaugh is not the problem, its the Constitution, by Walter Williams is an interesting study, sparsely allud ing to Brett Kavanaugh, and only glancing off whether the Constitution is fundamental or living. It is well known Dr. Williams meanders through his columns, entangling a coded nugget here and there. In the column of September 12, 2018 he states, Contrary to what our Constitution permits, Con gress taxes and spends for any thing it can muster a majority vote. How long has voting been unconstitutional? We read in Rant and Rave that Liberals should keep their opinions to themselves, avoid considering a variety of view points, question nothing. One day Henny-penny was picking up corn in the rick yard whenwhack!an acorn hit her upon the head. Goodness gracious me! said Henny-penny, the skys a-going to fall; I must go and tell the King. Henny-penny is not a botanist. She does not know where acorns come from. She thinks the sky is unstable. Walter Williams is a professor of economics. He is not a priest, not a statesman, not a philosopher. Henny-penny informs those who dont question her: Tur key-lurkey, Ducky-daddles, Goosey-poosey. They go along and they go along. Walter Williams goes along. Many go along with him. They too are not philosophers, not economists. What we know is, the King did not throw the acorn at Henny-penny. Walter did. DEMS WANT TO RAISE TAXES! sly dogs, Gillums tax plan Gillum has proposed increasing Floridas corporate tax rate from 5.5 percent to 7.75 percent to generate an addi tional $1 billion a year. His opponent, Republican Ron De Santis, has signed a pledge not to raise taxes. Gillum said he would put that extra revenue toward ed ucation, including a minimum teacher salary of $50,000 and raising pay for veteran teachers to the national average. Gillum also plans to invest in early childhood education pro grams and vocational training. A consensus of normal Conservatives and Liberals sees extreme liberals as neurotic, sees extreme conservatives as constipated. Normal Liberals, Normal Conservatives see productive liberals as reective, productive conservatives as detail oriented. Differences of opinion, of emphasis, of interest are sides of a coin. The writer is correct. Walter Williams would ben et us by attending through his expertise to those dynamics, instead of demonizing the Left. Rant & Rave This poll is not scientic and reects the opinions of only those Internet users who have cho sen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. www.suwannee ONLINE OPPORTUNITY bf rrffb ff Poll Results (0914-18) Question of the Week b rfntb nffrfr ffrffrt r b br


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7A lary Clinton mopped the oor with Donald Trump in nearly all, which is one reason Trump carried 21 states by larger mar gins than his 9 percent age-point victory in Texas. A Fletcher victory might be an early tremor of a po litical earthquake. In presi dential politics, Democrats have three large, safe states California, New York and Illinois with a combined 104 electoral votes, 38.5 percent of 270. Continued From Page 6A Texas 147528-1CITY OF LIVE OAK BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LIVE OAK ARE 14.7% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. General Fund 9.1771 147526-1 The City of Live Oak has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 25, 2018 5:30 PM at City Hall 101 S.E. White Ave Live Oak, FL 32064NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING BOCC rejects bids on intersection improvements, recycling LIVE OAK Following the guidance of County Administra tor Randy Harris, the Suwannee County Board of County Com missioners rejected bids on two different projects at Tuesday nights meeting. The board rejected two bids for intersection improvements on State Road 51, County Road 250 and 145th Road. Harris said the bids from Curts Construction and Anderson Columbia were simply very high. Rather than go with those bids, Harris proposed an alternative to the board: the county could do the base work itself on the roads and the company that is building a Dollar General at the inter section that is expected to open in November also has a paving company and could handle that portion. We come up with a more cost-effective improvement out there that is more cost effective for both parties, Harris said. Commissioner Ronnie Rich ardson asked if the cost was really as high as he saw on the bid analysis from North Florida Professional Services Jimmie Pittman. That analysis showed, for in stance, that Pittman and NFPS believed the cost for maintain ing trafc during the road work should be around $3,000. The bids came in at $44,000 and $17,000. Am I reading this right? Richardson asked. Harris said he was. Weve been in the road building business for years, Chairman Ricky Gamble said in reply to another question from Richardson on the countys capa bility of handling the base work portion. The board rejected the bids and then approved amending the existing developers agreement with Concept Development to include the paving work at the intersection. The board also rejected the lone bid it received in regards to the collection of cardboard and newspaper recycling at collection sites. Harris told the board that the individual who currently handles the recycling has already in formed the county that he will no longer be servicing the sites, al though a date has not been given. However, Harris told the board the bid price of $3,360 per month was high, which he expected due to a lack of market for the prod uct currently. The board rejected the bid while also directing Harris to readvertise in the hopes of at tracting other bidders. Moving forward on truck purchase After waiting and waiting on the availability in order to obtain Freightliner knuckle boom trucks for the solid waste department, the county voted Tuesday to move ahead with purchasing Volvo trucks instead. Following the latest delay, Commissioner Larry Sessions made calls to assist Harris with locating a solution. That solution came with an increased cost, though, in the Volvo engines through Nextran Truck Centers, which would be available within two to three months. Harris said the latest cost on the Freightliners, which had gone up and would possibly be avail able by the middle of next year, was $377,568. The Volvos will cost $451,763. Weve had just incredible performance from the Volvo product, he said, adding the county still uses a pair of Volvo dump trucks that are probably 15 years old. Harris suggested using a leaseto-own option for four years in which the cost would be paid out equally over that time span. We need the trucks, Gamble said. Its a better product. But I think its more costly to us to be out of the business of having them than to wait for an un known date. The board unanimously ap proved moving forward with the acquisition with Sessions ab staining a vote due to a conict, which Harris said was a relative that works for the company that handles the trucks. Covering Tax Collectors decit In an additional agenda item, the board also agreed to pay $12,463.90 to cover a decit in the tax collectors budget in the 201617 scal year. The shortfall came when a long time employee retired and the ofce had to pay for unused vacation and sick time, according to a request from Sharon Jordan, the countys tax collector. According to Floridas statutes, the county has to cover any decits in the tax collectors budget. The board, though, did express confu sion over how it could amend a budget and scal year that had been closed out and audited. Gamble said the tax collectors ofce has had a record year in 2017-18 but the auditor said the ofce cant use that revenue to pay the previous years decit. The board approved making the payment, but did ask Harris to request a budget for informational purposes from the constitutional ofcers in future years. Texas, the Republicans only such state, today has 38 electoral votes and after the 2020 census will have two, perhaps three more. If it turns purple, every year divisible by four will be, for Republicans, a year of living dangerously. Nationally, Fletchers party seems determined to emulate Yasser Arafats description of the PLO: They never miss an oppor tunity to miss an opportu nity. Here the party seems serious about winning. George Wills email address is georgewill@ City of Live Oak City Council City Hall 101 White Ave. SE Special meeting 5:30 p.m., Tuesday City Manager items Ron Williams Discussion, with possible Council action, Final Reading of Ordinance 1420, an ordi nance adopting the City of Live Oak FY 2019 millage rate (open oor for public com ment of questions) Discussion, with possible Council action, Final Read ing of Ordinance 1421, an ordinance adopting the City of Live Oak FY 2019 budget (open oor for public com ment of questions) Discussion, with possible Council action,Bid award for Waste Water Treatment Plant Carousel Cleaning Agendas Live Oak Commu nity Redevelopment Agency City Hall 101 White Avenue Regular meeting 5:45 p.m., Tuesday Approval of min utes After-Action Re port and Minutes from the Aug. 28 Regular Board Meeting Continued Business Updated Portable Restroom Policy Requests for Reim bursement of Com pleted Projects Facade Grant #2018-03 Crews Insur ance First South, Inc. (Marvin Slay represent ing)/941 & 943 Ohio Ave. N Progress Reports Public Work Proj ects in CRA District updates Andy Townsend Heritage Square Gabrielle Redfern Community Po licing for Candy Car nival Police Chief Buddy Williams 2018 FRA Con ference reminder George Curtis Other Business Approval of Proposed Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines FY 2018-19 Additional Agenda Items Items not listed on the agenda


147944-1 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID SOLICITATION SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SUWANNEE COUNTY BID NO. 2018-15 rf ntbtbbb 4:00 Pm, local time Friday, October 19, 2018 ntbtbbb nbbb nbbtbt bb bn ntbbb bntb tbn nb tbbb bn btnnb r nbtn n tntnn nbt btbtbbt tbn tbbtnntbt ttbt bbtb t tbtbnbbt nn btbt nbtbnb bttntbtn tbbtn bbtbbnttttb tntntbbtb ntttbt ttbnbt tntnbbnb bntnbt btnbbb nbnbb ttbbtbbtbbt ttbtbnbbt ntb rfr RECONSTRUCTION OF 122ND STREET SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8A From Page One 146347-1 of the car, according to the report. The suspect ed on foot into a wooded area with a blue backpack, the report states. Deputies, with the help of K9 ofcers Loki and Lexi along with their handlers Justin Stout and Brian Barrs, quickly ap prehended the suspect, according to the report. The backpack was re covered and contained 256 grams of synthetic cannabi noids (aka K2 or spice) and 14 grams of MDMA along with several plastic baggies, the report states. The suspects drivers li cense was also found in the backpack, while a digital scale and a razor blade were found in the car, according to the report. Livingston was charged with trafcking drugs phenethylamines (10 grams or more), possession of synthetic narcotics with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, resisting ofcer/ arrest, ee and elude LEO, possession of drug para phernalia and driving while license suspended. Continued From Page 1A Chase It wouldnt be day-today, it would a point of contact, a face if someone does come in. The last thing I want to do is miss something. The board was in agree ment that Jimmy Norris, the executive director of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce, would be an ideal t if the Chambers board was OK with the plan. The Cham ber board met Wednesday morning and is willing to help. Norris said the two sides would hopefully meet in the next few days to come up with an agreement for the Chamber to assist through the transition pe riod. Were team players and are more than pleased that the county reached out to us, Norris said. We want to help in any way we can. Gamble said at Tues days meeting that Jackson and Norris have already worked together on proj ects and if an agreement could be reached quickly Jackson could help inform Norris on anything current ly being worked on before he leaves at the end of the month. Jackson agreed that someone needs to be avail able to provide information on the county and various sites to prospective busi nesses. I think youd be doing a disservice to your effort by not having somebody respond to the calls and the requests, Jackson said, adding he would make him self as available as possible for consulting on topics that arise. Kerry Waldron, who serves on the Chambers executive board, told the commissioners that the Chamber wants to make sure the county continues to move forward on economic development. When companies call, they dont give you three days or four days to re spond, they give you 24 hours to respond, Waldron said, adding that Norris and Jackson have worked well together. We would denitely consider an agree ment to help facilitate the process while you look for a replacement. Norris agreed that theres been a good working rela tionship between the two entities, adding Wednesday he has gone out to different sites with county represen tatives when prospective businesses came to visit. Weve worked really closely with Alvin and the county, Norris said. The board also felt that with Norris help, it could ensure a better choice on the countys search for Jack sons replacement. Gamble said he hoped the board would follow the process used four years ago when it hired Jackson. Each board member would go through the applications and choose their top two candi dates to bring forth before the entire board for an in terview. From those 10, the list would get whittled down through a grading process until the county found its new director. I think by having some one in that position, even part time or whenever need ed kind of way, it allows us the time to do due diligence on selecting a candidate that would best represent our county and do what has to be done, Commissioner Ronnie Richardson said. Gamble agreed. That was the other thing I had thought about, with us having that void there, I didnt want us to rush through the selection pro cess and maybe take a risk of hiring somebody because we felt like we had a void, he said. Id rather us be in control and not feel like we were rushing through the process. Continued From Page 1A Chamber businesses to provide job skills train ings for those students in attendance. The whole purpose was about job skills, said Quinn Ban, the fundrais ing coordinator at the Arc. The event was a success for both the students in attendance and the business partners. Zack Winans, a Suwannee High ESE student, said he enjoyed the event and learned a number of things, like mixing chemicals at the Live Oak Pest Control booth and learning CPR from Suwannee County Fire Rescue. However, Winans favorite booth was the Initially Yours booth of Kath leen Townsend where Townsend dis cussed and displayed the bed rolls she makes for the homeless. I like the sewing, taking a product and making something new out of it, Winans said. Continued From Page 1A Job-A-Palooza rfntbrfffrrb btf rfffbr bfrff tf Jon Little said all the students that stopped by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperatives booth seemed to be enjoying themselves and the task of putting bolts together. We have a history of supporting this organization, Little said. The thing that was cool about this is we got to meet some of the kids that we support. They seemed to like it and theyre all really good at it too. Among those that have beneted from that support is Kelly Klin gensmith, one of the Arcs clients. Klingensmith spent Wednesdays event running her own booth, show ing students one of the jobs she per forms at the Arc: packing gift boxes for local dealerships Wes Haney Chevrolet and Walts Live Oak Ford to send to customers that purchase vehicles. There was a lot of people, Klin gensmith said. Added Barbara Sinawa, from the Arc: She loves doing this and she loves earning the money doing them. So she wanted to come out here and show others that you can still work and still do things. Busy at her own booth, Klin gensmith didnt have time to visit the stations which included a Dress for Success closet with the Suwannee County Extension Ofce. Extension Director Katherine Allen said edu cation is a big part of the UF/IFAS Extensions mission and job skills, including job interview preparedness are part of education. Were open to everybody, Allen said about UF/IFAS Extension. I think its always good to be a com munity partner. I guess I feel very strongly. I live here, I work here, I play here. Guess what? This is mine. This is where I live. This is my home, so I think its important to be part of the commu nity. The Arc of Florida wrote a grant application for the event, which Voca tional Rehabilitation then funded.


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Sports SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SEE AG-PRO, PAGE 3B Series: First meeting Notes: West Oak Academy, coached by former Florida State University running back Victor Floyd, makes the trip from Orlando to Mayo. The Flames are 1-1 and last played on Sept. 7 which was a 45-2 win against Citrus Park Christian. West Oak Academys roster lists just 23 players. Senior Carlos Reed leads the team with 172 rushing yards while Denardo Gray has completed 5-of-6 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. A high-powered Hornets offense has sputtered the last two weeks in losses against Chiefland and Jefferson County. Lafayettes defense will also look to get going this week after a tough start to the season. 7:30 P.M. BRANFORD AT BISHOP SNYDER THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE 7:30 P.M. WEST OAKS ACADEMY AT LAFAYETTE Jamie Wachter Branford running back Aaron McQuay has provided excitement with his knack for making a big play. B RANFORD The Branford Buccaneers have gone from perennial underdogs to expecting to win every time they take the field. The football culture has taken a dra matic turn the past two years at BHS, and running back Aaron McQuay has a lot to do with the transformation. McQuay, gifted with size and speed, is bringing the excitement back to Bucca neer football. Whenever he touches the ball, theres an expec tation that something special is going to happen. And why not? McQuay averaged 7 yards per carry in 2017 in his first year as a starter. He ran for 1,135 yards and 11 touchdowns, sparked his team with some long runs and led the Bucs to their best record since 2010. Its been more of the same this season. In three games, the senior has already run for 334 yards and four touchdowns, averaging a tick under 11 yards per carry. He broke loose for touchdowns runs of 62, 61 and 50 yards in a blowout win against Trenton last week. Hes a tough, physical dude. He has a knack for the big play, and the speed to get around the corner, Branford assis tant coach John Perry said of McQuay. People are excited to watch. Players are jumping around on the sidelines when he makes a big play. It brings back old memories. The old memories are from when Perry was a standout football player at BHS himself. About a decade ago, it was Perry dazzling at running back for the Bucs. There are plenty of similarities between Perry and McQuay, starting with size and running style. Both have been recognized for their excellence on the field Perry was a first-team All-State selection for the 2009 season while McQuay was an honorable mention Senior running back turning heads at Branford Series: Bishop Snyder leads 6-3 since 2009. Last meeting: Branford won 34-20 last year at BHS. Notes: Branford has won the last three meetings against Bishop Snyder. In last years contest, Aaron McQuay had a huge second and finished with a career-best 233 yards rushing. The Bucs are riding high after last weeks rout of Trenton which improved their record to 2-1. The Cardinals are 0-3 to start the season and have scored just 18 points. Running back Pedro Velez leads Bishop Snyder with 260 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Submitted McQuay has reminded many people in Branford of former Buc star and current BHS assistant coach John Perry, left. STATISTICALLY SPEAKING A look at the statistical leaders across the Suwannee Valley in passing, rushing and receiving (based on yardage) through the first two weeks of the 2018 season. PASSING Jaxson Beach 37-72, 709 yards, 7 touchdowns Tyree Taylor 38-79, 486 yards, 4 touchdowns Jevin Johnson 21-38, 354 yards, 2 touchdowns DeNandre Johnson 8-35, 212 yards, 2 touchdowns Adam Perry 4-7, 122 yards, 1 touchdown RUSHING Jaxson Beach 63-452, 6 touchdowns Garris Edwards 50-335, 3 touchdowns Aaron McQuay 31-334, 4 touchdowns Carlton Hall 70-332, 2 touchdowns Dakota Hamm 21-145, 3 touchdowns RECEIVING Ben Massey 13 catches, 505 yards, 7 touchdowns Jaquary Pratt 13-247, 1 touchdown 3. Aderias Ealy 7-194, 2 touchdowns 4. CJ Pepper 11-187 4. Richy James 12-183, 1 touchdown BIG PLAY M c QUAY All-State player last year. It felt great after I got All-State. All I was hearing was about how JP did it, McQuay said with a laugh. I told JP I was going to change that. BACK IN FORM It was an impressive 2017 for McQuay, especially considering that it was his first time playing in high school football games. McQuay, who grew up compet ing in youth football leagues in Live Oak, had taken some time off of football before returning to play. It didnt take long for him to get back in the groove. His best game of the season came in a Week 4 win against Bishop Snyder a game that improved Branfords record to 2-2 and set the tone for the season. I was slipping and ready to give up, said McQuay, who had a forgettable first half against the Cardinals. Coach (Tim) Clark gave me a great speech at halftime. I came back out and got three touchdowns. Bishop Snyder was my best game. He ran for a career-best 233 yards in that contest, 210 coming after that halftime pep talk. BIG GOALS So with a year of experience under his belt, and a lot of talented players around him, McQuay has big plans for 2018. Were more discipled this year. Weve got a mindset to make the playoffs, McQuay said. Perry has high hopes for the talented McQuay. He was a good player last year. Hes a great player this year, Perry said. His maturity level has skyrocketed. Hes a team captain. Hes becoming a player that can go on to the next level. Mike Jones | Aderias Ealy WR | Hamilton Had all four of the Trojans receptions and and two touchdowns. Richy James WR | Lafayette Led Lafayette in receiving with four recep tions for 73 yards in loss Aaron McQuay RB | Branford Ran for three long ished with 221 yards rushing on just 10 car ries. Jaquary Pratt WR | Suwannee for 109 yards against fense. He also blocked a punt that bounced through the end zone to earn Suwannee a safety. Suave White DB | Suwannee Intercepted a pass and also caught a TD against Ribault. Aderias Ealy Jaquary Pratt Suave White TALLADEGA, Ala. Talladega Su perspeedway ofcials have announced that Ag-Pro Companies, a regional John Deere dealership across ve states, has become the ofcial tractor dealer of Talladega Superspeedway. As part of the multi-year partnership, Ag-Pro will provide tractors to help the facility with everything from mowing grass to pulling fan trams on Talladegas nearly 3,000 acres of property. Ag-Pro, headquartered in Boston, Ga., and with a Live Oak location, is a leading provider of equipment, parts and service in industries ranging from agriculture and construction to residential lawn care and professional landscaping. The company was founded in 1958 and originally established as Boston Tractor Company. Ag-Pro has experienced tremendous growth during the last 20 years and is now the largest John Deere dealer in North America with 59 locations across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas and South Car olina. Ag-Pro Companies is very excited to partner with the Talladega Superspeed way, said Ag-Pro Chief Operating Of cer Matthew Carlton. The Talladega Superspeedway is an iconic event venue drawing crowds from all over the nation to enjoy the races. We are proud to pro vide the very best in John Deere equip ment so the Talladega grounds team can provide the very best experience when race fans arrive. Every tractor at the superspeedway PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2B ADVENT CHRISTIANBIXLER MEMORIAL ADVENT CHRISTIANAdvent Christian Village, Dowling Park Dr. Timothy Setzer SUNDAY Morning Worship ....................................... 9:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour ....................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Group ............................................... 5:00 p.m. Evening Worship ........................................ 6:00 p.m. 49067-1FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH699 Pinewood Drive (386) 362-1802 Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:30 am WEDNESDAY Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am Youth Group & Sword Seekers Group following school49075-1MCALPIN ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 243-0381 Rev. Robert Osburn SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study ................................ 6:00 pm We invite you to come worship with us.49099-1 BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH5203 County Road 795 362-3101 Church Rev. David McKeithen SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Service .............................................. 7:00 pm49100-1CLAYLAND BAPTIST CHURCH rfntbPastor Bill Lawhon SUNDAY Childrens Church during morning worship r (for children, youth) WEDNESDAY rrr rrrrt (Nursery provided only Sunday morning service)49127-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DOWLING PARKSharing the Joy of Jesus Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor (In Dowling Park on Hwy. 250) (386) 658-2360 E-Mail: SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:30 am Worship Service ......................................... 10:45 am Evening Services .......................................... 6:00 pm conducted during 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service WEDNESDAY Mid Week Prayer Service ............................. 6:30 pm Free Meals for SeniorsWe are a meal site for the Suwannee River Economic information or to sign up, please contact us at 386-658-2360 49110-1FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH401 West Howard Street Phone: 386-362-1583 Email: Rev. Phillip Herrington, Senior Pastor Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration Rev. Ryan Vermilyea, Students Education Mrs. Debbie McCall, Preschool/Childrens Coordinator SUNDAY Morning Worship ......................................... 9:00 am Sunday School ........................................... 10:30 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................................. 6:00-8:00 pm CRAVE ............................................... 6:00-8:00 pm Common Ground ................................ 6:00-7:30 pm49113-1FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCHPastor: Matthew McDonald Youth Pastor: Scott Connelly 386-776-1010 email address: SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday Morning Bible Study ....................... 9:45 am Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 am (Childrens church during Morning Worship) Discipleship Training .................................... 5:00 pm (Womens Bible Study, Mens Bible Study, Youth Discipleship, Childrens Choir) Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY SERVICES Wednesday Evening Supper ......................... 5:45 pm Awanas ......................................................... 6:30 pm Bible Study & Prayer Time .......................... 7:00 pm Nursery available during all services49116-1MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCHGrowing Together As Family Rev. Wally Weaver, Pastor 386-963-5603 SUNDAY Early Worship ............................................... 8:30 am Bible Study (Sunday School) ....................... 9:45 am Celebration Worship .................................. 11:00 am Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY .............................................. .5:00 pm Kidmo Club. ................................................. 6:00 pm MOB Student ............................................... 6:00 pm College and Career ...................................... 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study ......................................... 6:30 pm 49122-1ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mathew Barker Phones 386-208-6190 and 386-208-6195 SUNDAY Bible Study ............................................... 10:00 AM Morning Worship ..................................... 11:00 AM Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service ....................................... 7:00 PM49125-1PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCHbrr frbnntb Pastor: Charlie SextonSUNDAY Bible School .............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 am Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting .......................................... 6:00 pm ................................. 5:15 pm .......................................... 6:00 pm Youth Group .............................................. 6:00 pm Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:2549128-1ROSEMARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jason Bond Sunday School ......................................... 9:45a.m. Sunday Worship .................................... 11:00a.m. Wednesday Evening Service .................... 6:30p.m. 49130-1 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Phone: 386-362-7022 Pastor Brent Whittle Sunday School ........................................ 10:00 am Beginners/Primaries (Ages 2-9) Teens (Ages 13-18) Adult Bible Study ....................................... 10:00 am Morning Service ......................................... 11:00 am Evening Service ............................................ 5:00 pm WEDNESDAY ............................ 7:00 pm Glow Club (Ages 4-13) ................................ 7:00 pm49165-1WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCHRick McCall, Pastor Church Phone 386.963.2231 SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:15amrrMorning Worship Service ........................... 10:30amrrAdult Choir ................................................... 4:45pm Childrens/Middle School Choir ................... 4:00pm .............................................. 6:00pmNursery is available for both servicesWEDNESDAY ................................................ 5:00pm ....................................................... 6:00pm Middle/High School Youth ........................... 6:30pm Prayer Meeting .............................................. 6:30pm49167-1WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dominic Morales 904-866-6769 (Cell) SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Prayer (in the prayer room) ......... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 11:00am EveningWorship ............................................ 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting .............................................. 7:00pm Youth Program (Ages 12-18) ..................... ...7:00pm 49168-1 WESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Phone (386) 362-1120 Dr. Benton E. Bush, Senior Pastor Matthew Pennington, Minister to Students Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music & Senior Adults SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Worship & Childrens Church ..... 10:45am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Service. ...................................... ..6:00pm Youth & Childrens Ministries ...................... 6:00pm Visit us at www.wbclo.com49170-1 CATHOLICST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH (Live Oak)928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East (386) 364-1108 Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 6:00 pm Sunday Mass ................................................ 9:00 am Sunday (Spanish) Mass .............................. 11:30 am Mission Churches St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper) Saturday (Vigil) Mass ................................... 4:00 pm Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Mayo) Sunday .......................................................... 1:30 pm49171-1San Juan Mission Catholic Church 935-2632 Saturday Misa en Espaol ........................... 7:30pm Sunday Mass ................................................. 9:30am Confessions before Mass or by appointment rdsanjuanmission@gmail.com49223-1 CHURCH OF CHRISTBURLINGTON SANTA FE CHURCH OF CHRIST Evangelist Ken Campbell 935-1532 Bible School ............................................... 10:00 a.m. Worship Service ......................................... 11:00 a.m. Worship Service ........................................... 6:00 p.m. Wed.-Bible Study ......................................... 7:00 p.m.49172-1LIVE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST1497 Irvin (SR-51) (386-364-5922) Evangelist Dennis Rosenbaum SUNDAY Bible Class .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ....................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .......................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study .................................................. 6:45 p.m.All are Welcome 132998-1 EPISCOPALST. LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCH WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Nursery provided for both services. more information call (386) 362-1837 The Rev. George Hinchliffe Rector49175-1 INTERDENOMINATIONALCHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES 15445 US Highway 129 S. (7 miles South of Town) (386) 208-1345 Sunday Morning Service ...... 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. .......................... 7:00 p.m. Pastor Wayne Godsmark 49176-1 LUTHERANGRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 386-364-1851 Bible Class-Sunday School .......................... 9:30 am Worship ...................................................... 10:30 amCall for upcoming Seminar and other studies 49177-1 NAZARENELIVE OAK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo (386) 362-6380 SUNDAY Sunday School .......................................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .................................... 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....................................... 6:00 p.m. Spanish Service (Domingo) ... 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Evening Prayer Meeting ............................ 6:00 p.m. A Church on the Move 49179-1 NON-DENOMINATIONALLIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCHCome Worship with Us!SUNDAYSunday School ...................................... 9:30 am Morning Worship ................................ 10:30 am Evening Worship ................................... 6:00 pmWEDNESDAYEvening Worship .................................. .6:00 pm 49182-1 MELODY CHURCH.COM10046 US Hwy. 129S SUNDAYService ................................................. 10:00 amWEDNESDAYService .................................................. .6:30 pm49184-1HATCH BEND APOSTOLIC CHURCHPastor Steve Boyd Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125 SUNDAY Morning Worship ........................................ 10:00am WEDNESDAY Evening Worship ........................................... 7:30pmLIVING SPRINGS FAMILY WORSHIP CENTERPastor Charles Istre Church 935-1713 SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Morning Service .......................................... 10:30am WEDNESDAY Services ...................................................... ...7:00pm PENTECOSTALLIVE OAK FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. Mike Townsend 330-2210 SUNDAY Sunday School .............................................. 9:30am Childrens Church ....................................... 10:30am Morning Worship ........................................ 10:30am Evening Worship ........................................... 6:00pm WEDNESDAY Evening Service ............................................. 7:30pm 49187-1LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD9828 US Hwy 129 South 362-2483 Pastor Rev. Wes Tanksley SUNDAY Sunday School ............................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ....................................... 10:40 am Childrens Church ...................................... 10:40 am Childrens Choir ........................................... 5:30 pm Evening Worship .......................................... 6:30 pm WEDNESDAY ................................... 7:00 pm Children Classes, Boys/Girls Clubs, ABLAZE, Youth Ministries, The Bridge, Young Adults Class & Bible Class FRIDAY Prayer at the Gates of the City ......... 7:00 8:15 am49189-1 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHPastor Ryan Wiggan 364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School ............................................ 9:15 am Devine ........................................................ 11:00 am TUESDAY Prayer Meeting ........................................... 7:00 p.m. 49191-1 UNITED METHODISTNEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Dallas Monis Smith Phone (386) 776-1806 SUNDAY Sunday Worship ........................................... 9:30 am Bible Study ................................................. 10:30 am WEDNESDAY rr 49192-1WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Sherry Adams Cell Phone 386-688-3632 Music: Geiger & Campbell families SUNDAY r rr OUTREACH MINISTRIES tnrrrr b WEDNESDAY r r The Suwannee Valley Church with a Heart -where YOU are always welcome!49194-1FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHThe family church in the heart of Live Oak email: Sunday Services: 9:00 a.m.....................Son Praise 10:00 a.m. .............Sunday School 11:00 a.m. .......Traditional Service Wednesday: Choir Rehearsal Wednesday: Youth & Children Programs during School YearThursday Prayer Group: 10:00 a.m. Other on-going activities and fellowship dinners 49222-1 Howard Street Dry Clean Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning 705 West Howard Street Live Oak, Florida 32064(386) 364-5211 49233-1 Jiffy Food Stores The Store Around The Corner From Where You Live STORE ON NORTH OHIO OPEN 24 HOURS Co-Free, Inc. (DBA) V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t : w w w j i f f y f o o d s t o r e s c o m S e r v i n g S u w a n n e e L a f a y e t t e G i l c h r i s t M a d i s o n a n d T a y l o r c o u n t i e s 1102 Howard Street E, Live Oak, FL 32064 3 8 6 3 6 2 1 3 2 0 49229-1 49228-1 386-688-7488 49236-1 blueprints color copies signs banners Suwannee graphics rfntbtfrntfr 49239-1 NAPA of Live Oak


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3B will be valuable hardware for the year-round opera tion to keep NASCARs biggest track in pristine condition for race week end. From the tracks campgrounds to the Talla dega Airport next door to the 2.66-mile facility, it takes approximately one week for four bush hogs to cut around 1,400 acres of grassy land a pro cess that consumes 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel. The partnership will also serve as the next chapter in John Deeres extensive history in NASCAR, which has in cluded both car and race sponsorships. The brand currently serves as a parttime primary sponsor for 2017 GEICO 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who drives the No. 17 for Roush Fenway Racing. Ag-Pros deal with Tal ladega Superspeedway is the latest development as excitement brews for the tracks doubleheader NA SCAR Playoff weekend, which will feature the Talladega 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Oct. 13 and the 500 Monster Energy NA SCAR Cup Series race on Oct. 14. For tickets and more information on Talladega Superspeed way, fans can visit www. talladegasuperspeedway. com or call 855-518RACE (7223). About Ag-Pro Companies Ag-Pro Companies was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Bos ton, Ag-Pro is now the largest privately-owned John Deere dealership in North America, offering a complete line of lawn and garden equipment, small tractors, agricultural equipment and construc tion worksite products. With 59 locations across Alabama, Florida, Geor gia, South Carolina, and Texas, Ag-Pro has more than 1,200 employees on staff to provide customers with the highest level of service. For more information, visit Continued From Page 1B Ag-Pro community. Oct. 4 Class of 1969 SHS Luncheon The SHS Class of 1969 will be hosting a luncheon at the Dixie Grill, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Dixie Grill is located at 101 Dowling Ave SE in Live Oak. Please contact Jenelle (Brandon) Dillon at 904-4033731 for further information and other upcoming events. Oct. 6 Pat Gaylord Benet Dinner & Silent Auction Born and raised Wellborn resident, Pat Gaylord, has been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer and will have a stem cell transplant. A benet dinner and si lent auction is being held to help cover both medical and incidental expenses. The dinner will be held on October 6 from 11 a.m. un til 3 p.m. (with the silent auction ending at 2:30 p.m.) at Wellborn Baptist Church off of Hwy. 90 West. The dinner menu consists of chicken pilau, green beans, coleslaw, bread and a dessert. Tickets will be sold in advance or at the door. Guests may sit to eat dinner or take it to go. For additional information, to purchase tickets, or for those who are unable to attend but are interested in making a con tribution, please contact Andrea Smith at 386-3032666; Gaylene Connell at 386-623-3205; Lisa Gard ner at 386-365-0528 or Polly Murray at 386-344-2884. Oct. 6 Fall Yard Sale White Springs United Methodist Fall Yard Sale will be held Saturday, October 6, from 8:30 a.m. till 2 p.m. White Springs United Methodist Church is located at the corner of U.S. 41 and Wesson Avenue in White Springs. Oct. 13 Class of Reunion Suwannee High School Class of 25th class re union. 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 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 Su permarket. The festival will feature local vendors, and will also have local bands performing, including Skip Johns and Martin Feagle. Oct. 26 & 27 Spooky Springs Event From 6:00pm-11:00pm. Join the fun and spooky happenings during the Spooky Springs Event at Ichet ucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW US 27, Fort White, 32038. For young children, there will be games and a haunted house. Teens can play games and ride the terrifying tram into the dark woods where anything might happen. Games, prizes and lots of fun. Benets the Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park. 396497-4690. Oct. 26 & 27 Purse & Shoe Carnival The Womans Club of Live Oak will be hosting a Purse and Shoe Carnival at 1308 SW 11th Street in Live Oak, on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Chairman Mrs. Betsy Dexter Weekly Meetings Seed Library at Suwannee River Regional Library Wednesdays 1:00-3 p.m. Check out free seeds and get your gardening ques tions answered by Master Gardeners. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Adult Literacy Instruction JASPER: Beginning Sept. 10, classes will be held Mon days from 4:30:30 p.m. (bi-weekly) in the Jasper Library meeting room. The Jasper Library is located at 311 Hatley Street in Jasper. WHITE SPRINGS: Beginning Sept. 12, classes will be held Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (bi-weekly) in the White Springs Library meeting room. The White Springs Library is located at 16403 Jewett Street in White Springs. JENNINGS: Beginning Sept. 5, classes will be held Wednesdays from 4:30:30 p.m. (bi-weekly) at the Jennings Public Library. The Jennings Public Library is located at 1322 Plum St. in Jennings. Classes sponsored by Agape Green Acres Ministry, Inc. For more information, call 267-779-4845 or email SongFarmers of Live Oak Chapter meetings The new SongFarmers of Live Oak Chapter that has recently formed in Suwannee County is hosted by the Suwannee River Regional Library System and meets monthly at the library in Live Oak on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. (unless date/time are otherwise noted in advance) located at 1848 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The library can be reached at 386-362-2317, for additional information. There is no charge to participate in these musical gatherings. The musicians are led by Skip Johns and the music is on a jam style format with audience participation. Musicians, family and friends are all welcome to attend. Acoustic instruments only. All skill levels and ages welcome to participate. Additional information can also be found on the SongFarmers of Live Oak Facebook page found here: veoak/ 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 Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a local restaurant in Live Oak. Club needs players. Contact Diana at 904-254-8923 for details. Grace Lutheran Church hosting educational prayer classes Would you like to learn more of Jesus? Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Are you going through a difcult time and seek Gods council? Classes starting soon, those who attend can do so to t their schedules best. Different class times will be available. Please contact Pastor Doug Priestap at Grace Lutheran Church Live Oak, 386-364-1851 or gracelutheranliveoak@ Childrens Table Food Distribution The Childrens Table Food Distribution will be at Peace Baptist Church, 7794 S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL each Wednesday between 2:00-2:30. Bring a large laundry basket or other container to put food in. Donations will be accepted. For further information, 386-935-4681 Beginners AA meeting Beginners AA at Dowling Park meets Mon day-Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse 23595 CR 250, Live Oak, 32060 For more information call 305-407-0895. GriefShare Support GriefShare is a pastor-supervised, lay-led, 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. be ginning 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 cordially invited to become a participant in GriefShare. For more information call 383-792-1122. Finding Your Roots? The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society is the place to start! The library, located at 215 Wilbur Street SW near the football eld in Live Oak, is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help you nd your ancestors. You do not have to be a member to use the library. Meet ings are held on the rst Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For further information, including membership prices, call Jinnie Hancock at 386-3300110 or email 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 386-7921136. Events are subject to change. Quilting Friends Each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon Jasper Public Library, 311 Hatley St. in Jasper. 386-792-2285 He Speaks to Me bible study for women He Speaks to Me, a Priscilla Shirer Bible study for women, will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 17 at Pinemount Baptist Church on Hwy 129 in McAlpin led by Chaplain Judy. For more information, contact her at 364-5558. We hope to see you there! Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene schedule The Suwannee River Church of the Nazarene is lo cated 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 Garden ers. 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 par ticipants with health and weight loss information. Those ready to achieve weight loss and wish for more information may call Barbara at 386-362-5933 or Dori at 386-658-2767. Mayo AA Group Located at the First United Methodist Church, meet every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, contact 386-294-2423 or 386647-6424 AWANA Club New Hope Baptist Church, Mayo on Hwy. 51. From 6-8 p.m. and runs throughout the school year. Open to children ages two through sixth grades. For more information, call 386-294-2742. Grief Share GriefShare, a special support group for people ex periencing grief and loss, will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. The church is located at 401 W. Howard St. Childcare is provided. Please call the church at 386362-1583 if you would like to attend. Sept. 19 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 Sept. 20 Armchair Travels: Ark Encounter Noon Visit the Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky without leaving the comfort of the library. Presented by Don Mott Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 22 Brannan-Smith family reunion The Brannan-Smith family reunion will be held Sat urday, September 22 at Friendship Baptist Churchs fellowship hall beginning at noon. Guests are asked to please bring their favorite dishes and gifts for the rafe. They will also be giving away four door prizes and hope to see all the families this year. So come enjoy good food, fellowship and fun, located at 14364 140th St. in Live Oak. For more information, call 386-362-6463. Sept. 22 CPR and First Aid Class 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn lifesaving techniques of CPR and rst aid taught by Suwannee Fire Rescue. Space is limited. Please preregister. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 24 Florida Quilt Trail Presentation 6:00pm Presented by Live Oak Artist Guild and Live Oak Quilt Trail Movement member, Marilyn Jones. Learn about the history of barn quilts and the National Quilt Trail movement, along with Live Oaks involve ment in the Florida Quilt Trail. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 24 A Career in the Arts When the carpet was freshly cleaned, Peg Harvard used to tell the housekeeper that she would sprout wings to avoid stepping on the carpet. This is one indication of her good sense of humor. She also claims to be double trouble, but we sincerely doubt it. What most people know Peg for is her artwork. She has been a professional artist since high school and continues today to be quite busy keeping regular clients happy with her graphic design work. Most of that work involves product packaging. She also enjoys photography, videography, colored pencils, archi tectural sketches and all kinds of painting. Peg will be bringing photos and examples of her work to the library on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Jo Kennon Public Library 10655 Dowling Park Dr. in Dowling Park 386-658-2670 Sept. 25 AARP Driver Safety Class AARP is offering the Driver Safety class for seniors citi zens to be held on September 25. Defensive driving techniques will be taught, aimed at keeping you safe on the road. The impact of aging on driving, current and new rules of the road in Florida will be reviewed. There are no tests. The Certicate of Completion is good for a discount on your vehicle insurance for 3 years. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. To register, please call member services at 386-6585400 or Patricia Mathews at 386-209-5387. Sept. 26 Before We Were Yours Book Club 2:00-3 p.m. Join us to discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Win gate. Copies available for checkout at the front desk. Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 27 SongFarmers of Live Oak Gathering 6 p.m. Enjoy a musical gathering of musicians with song and acoustic instruments. Musicians welcome! Suwannee River Regional Library 386-362-2317 Sept. 28 Pat Gaylord Benet BBQ A benet barbecue will be hosted on Sept. 28 for Pat Gaylord, a born and raised Wellborn resident, who has been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer and will have a stem cell transplant. The barbecue will be located in Live Oak, across from the Post Ofce. For more information, please contact Andrea Smith at 386-303-2666; Gaylene Connell at 386-623-3205; Lisa Gardner at 386-365-0528 or Polly Murray at 386344-2884. Sept. 28 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 Sept. 28 & 29 Trash & Treasure Bake/Yard Sale The Womans Club of Live Oak is hosting a Trash and Treasure bake and yard sale on September 28 and 29. The sale will be located at 1308 SW 11th Street in Live Oak. Setup will take place from Wednesday, Sep tember 26 until Thursday, September 27. Donations are welcome. Sept. 30 Meet Merrillee your next State Representative Chris and Deanna Mericle are hosting a Meet & Greet for State House of Representatives, District 10 candidate, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson at Gipson Park on the Suwannee River, 6884 SW CR 751, Jasper, FL 32052, from 2-4 pm. Refreshments served. Speak with Merrillee and nd out what she stands for and why you should vote for her. Oct. 2 Bible story presentation Florida Gateway Ministries will be hosting a presen tation by Carlton McPeak of the Bible story. This one hour Power-Point presentation will be held at the Suwannee Regional Library at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. There will be a short question and answer period after the presentation. This free non-li brary sponsored program is open to everyone in the Community Calendar


rfnntbrrb rffnnttbft ftnfnnttbt nn tfn tn f Suwannee Democrat PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK Friday, September 21, 2018 16013-1 -FOR RENTGREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567 PURPLE RIBBON UKC POCKET BULLIES FOR SALE! Now Accepting Deposits. Available 3 females 1800 & 4 males 1500 Ready Oct. 5th. Pups come with UKC registration Puppy starter pack. Awesome pedigree (Gottyline/Dax) and temperament. For More Info Call: 386-590-0348. Puppy Mom Dad Puppy 144276-1 146682-1THE MEADOWS APARTMENTS 1600 S.E. HELVENSTON ST. E-1 LIVE OAK, FL 32064 WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTSCentral Air & Heat, Blinds, Carpet, Stove & RefrigeratorJUST 5 MINUTES FROM TOWNCALL US AT (386) 362-6397 TDD NUMBER: 711 Monday Friday 9am-5pm is institution is an Equal Opportunity provider and Employer Equal Housing Opportunity RENT IS BASED ON INCOME ClassiedsAre In The Best Deals Can Be Found Here In the CLASSIFIEDS 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 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). Drivers PREFERRED PINE STRAW INC. Looking for safe drivers!! With two-year verifiable driving experience. Home 90% of the weekends & some during the week. Paid per mile or percentage of load. Referral Bonus, Rider Policy, IRA & Aflac available. Health/Dental/ Vision available after three months.Call 386-935-2773 General Help Wanted Pineland Missionary Baptist Church, Inc., seeks a Godly Pastor, possessing suffi cient organizational, lead ership skills for an effective church and worship. Send resumes to: ATTN, Pineland MB Church, Inc. Pastors Search Commit tee, P.O. Box 37. Madison, FL 32341. Deadline September 30,2018 General Help Wanted Staff Assistant Extension Ofce Suwannee County is currently recruiting for the full time position of Staff Assistant in the Extension Office. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2018. Applications are available online at suwcounty. org, the Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386) 364-3407 or the Administration Office, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment oppor tunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or appli cant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, marital status or genetics. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. Suc cessful completion of a drug test is a condition of employ ment. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-em ployment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year. EEO/AA/V/D 9/19/18 & 9/21/18 FIND IT IN THE Professional Positions available at North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs; Coordi nator of Recruitment; Instruc tional Coordinator of Criminal Justice; Staff Assistant (PT) See 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 Firearms GUNSHOW Sat, Sept. 29, 9am-4pm & Sun, Sept. 30, 9am-3pm Columbia Co Fairgrounds Hwy 247, Lake City, FL. Info: (386)325-6114 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 Heavy Equipment TREE TRIMMING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Altec Ford Bucket Truck, GMC Bucket Truck-65 ft, Grappler Truck, Mobark Chipper, Rayco Stump Grinder, Dodge 4-door 4X4 Pick-up, Gooseneck Dump Trailer, Chain Saws, Long Reach Saws, Gas Debris Blower-BackPack. Call 386-364-5687, leave message. Jewelry DIAMONDS FOR SALEWholesale loose diamond sales rep retiring. All shapes and sizes available. Certified and non-cer tified. Mountings also available below whole sale. Call Mike for a quote. (229)740-0356 Wanted to buy loose diamonds. .50ct and above, any shape. Cer tified or Non-certified. Will also buy mountings. Call Rocky for more information(229) 221-3680 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 Livestock BULLS FOR SALE Registered Angus and Sim mental bulls. Sired by the best AI sires in the business. To all of our bull buyers, every year we breed to outcross sires. That way you dont have to inbreed. We deliver free of charge up to 200 miles. Call Ed at 229-873-1230 or 229-769-3964 Land/Acreage ONE ACRE PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE Beautifully Wooded, Owner Fi nance, No Down. $14,900. Only $153/mo 352-215-1018 TEN ACRES OBRIEN, FL Paved Rd, well & culvert. Owner financing. NO DOWN $69,900. $613/mo 352-215-1018 Commercial/Business FOR SALE: 6500 sf warehouse on paved rd. (1K sf w/ac office/ retail space), 2 lg roll-up doors. 20608 CR 49, OBrien, FL. Own er financed: $159,900. $5K down, $1,360/mo. 352-215-1018. Find it in the Classifieds! Homes For Rent Two Bdrm/One Ba home in Live Oak, FL. Newly renovated home stead on 1.6 ac. Close to every thing! NO PETS. $950/mo. first, last, $300/dep rqd. Call 318-8404802 or 386-362-3002. Apartments Village Oaks Apartments Phase 2 No Application Fee! HUD vouch ers accepted Rental assisi tance maybe available. 2 Bdrm Handicap-accessible apt avail immediately. CH/A, Laundry fa cility & playground. Convenient to schools. 386-364-7936 TDD 800-955-8771, V 800-955-8770. 705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL 32064. Equal Housing Opportu nity. Manufactured Homes FOR RENT: 3bd/2ba DWMH. Live Oak, FL. Must have $700/ mo, first, last & $400 sec dep. 386-688-0779 (LaVon) Autos RUN YOUR TRUCK OR AUTO FOR SALE AD FOR 4 WEEKS FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE OF 1 WEEK: 1 WEEK REGULAR RATE: $25.83 4 WEEK SPECIAL RATE: $30.90 This special rate gets you 8 issues of the Suwannee Democrat, 4 issues of The Jasper News & the Mayo Free Press plus 8 days online!!! ADD A PHOTO FOR ONLY $10.50 MORE CALL NOW TO GET YOUR AD STARTED 386-362-1734 X102 RV Sales/Service WE BUY USED RVS! CALL 229-740-0375


Friday, September 21, 2018 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5B Public Notices Protecting Your Right to Know NEED TO PLACE A LEGAL AD? CONTA CTNORTH FLORIDACLASSI F IEDS 386-362-1734 Public Notices keep you up to date on government announcements, hearings, meetings, and more.Subscribe and Stay Informed! rfntb386.362.1734SDT MF S eJN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: 18-CP-124 IN RE: ESTATE OF N. HAL FLETCHER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of N. Hal Fletcher, deceased, whose date of death was July 4, 2018, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 200 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV ER BARRED. NOTHWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 14, 2018. Attorneys for Personal Representa tive: /s/ Stuart E. Goldberg Stuart E. Goldberg Fla. Bar No. 0365971 Law Offices of Stuart E. Goldberg, P.L. Post Office Box 12458 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Telephone: (850) 222-4000 Facsimile: (850) 942-6400 Personal Representative: /s/ Lyndon M. Fletcher Lyndon M. Fletcher 9044 141st Drive Live Oak, Florida 32060 09/14, 09/21/2018 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-136-CP IN RE: Estate of Eumera Taylor, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eumera Taylor, whose date of death was April 17, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Suwannee County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2018-CP136, the physical address of which is Suwannee County Courthouse, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representa tive are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliq uidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this Notice, must file their claims with this Court within the later of three (3) months after the date of first publication of this notice or thir ty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three (3) months after the date of the first publi cation of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of the notice to creditors is September 14, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Jeanene Romanchuck Jeanene Romanchuck 9095 141st Drive Live Oak, Florida 32060 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rose Decker Chauncey Rose Decker Chauncey Florida Bar No. 47021 The Chauncey Law Firm, P.A. 320 White Avenue-Street Address Post Office Drawer 548-Mailing Address Live Oak, Florida 32064 Telephone: (386) 364-4445 Telecopier: (386) 364-4508 Email: 09/14, 09/21/2018 Stay Informed!Exercise Your Right To Know! Legals NOTICE OF MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the SUWANNEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will meet in the School Board Meeting Room, 1729 Walker Avenue, SW, Suite 300, Live Oak, Florida, on the following date and times. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:30 p.m. Special Meeting Budget Facilities Contracts Personnel Issues Curriculum Issues Policy Issues 5:55 p.m. Public Hearing 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting School Board meetings are open to the public with the exception of Expul sion Issues, which are private. Anyone present wishing to appeal any deci sion made during the Regular Meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, includ ing any testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. /s/ Ted. L. Roush SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 09/21/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle will be auctioned off as is. VIN: 3MEFM07Z36R635790 The auction will be held at Walts Live Oak Ford, 1109 N Ohio Ave, Live Oak, FL 32060, on October 15, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. 09/21/2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Location: Dennis Garage 487 Gold Kist Blvd, SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Date: 10/02/2018 Time: 8:00 A.M. 2002 GMC VIN: 2GTEC19V221292498 09/21/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Sale In accordance with FL Statutes Chap ter 705 the following vehicles have been abandoned and will be sold at Public Auction at JW Hill and Associ ates, 6212 US Hwy 129 N, Live Oak, FL 32060 for cash to the highest bid der at 9 am, October 6, 2018 : Silver 2004 Lexus RX330 2T2GA31U04C009898 Silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 2D4GP44R43R382380 09/19, 09/21, 09/26/2018 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 September 12, 2018: Cross Holdings, LLP, PO Box 72251, Albany, GA 31707 has submitted a split transfer of ownership for Water Use Permit 2-121-233155-1 with no change in permitted allocation. This project is located in Township 4S, Range 12E, Section 11, 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. 09/21/2018 Legals SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on September 12, 2018: Cross Holdings, LLP, PO Box 72251, Albany, GA 31707 has submitted a split transfer of ownership for Water Use Permit 2-121-233155-1 with no change in permitted allocation. This project is located in Township 4S, Range 12E, Section 11, 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. 09/21/2018 FIND IT IN THE LEGALS SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on September 13, 2018: Cross Holdings, LLP, PO Box 72251, Albany, GA 31707 has submitted an application to transfer and modify Wa ter Use Permit Number 2-121-2331601, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.9364 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 04S, Range 12E, Sections 7 and 8 in Su wannee 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. 09/21/2018 Legals