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Title: The Jasper news
Uniform Title: Jasper news (Jasper, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: F.M. DeGraffenried
Place of Publication: Jasper Fla
Publication Date: 07-07-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 30.518889 x -82.951111 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 21, 1890)-
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A view of the Suwannee River from the bridge on SR 6 in Hamilton
County. - Photo: Joyce Marie Taylor

Epic drought raises concerns

By Stephenie Livingston A . ,

An erstwhile thriving
tourist destination built on --
the banks of its White Sul-
phur Spring, residents of the QI,
now-quiet town of White -- . '
Springs in Hamilton County "
say their life-source is drying
up. With the upper Suwannee '
experiencing record lows dur- -
ing this year's epic drought
season, and some area springs
remaining dry year-round,
many wonder, "Will my chil-
dren's children know this riv-
er as I did?"
"As our springs, streams
and rivers, including the
Suwannee River, dry up, so
does our future," said Dr. He-


Suwannee Springs White Springs

Flood stage
Historic low
Historic low

67 feet
35.96 feet
(June 24, 2011)
36.04 feet
(May 2007)

77 feet
49.25 feet
(June 25, 2011)
49.49 feet
(May 2007)

A view of the Suwannee River at Suwannee Springs. - Photo: Suwannee River Water Management District


Two schools

receive an A,

the other an F

Staff reports
Two Hamilton County
schools received an A
while one remained an F
according to school
grades which were re-
leased last week by the
Florida Department of Ed-
School grades are based
largely on Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment
Test results. The recent
school term marked the
first year tougher stan-
dards on the FCAT were
North Hamilton Ele-
mentary did well by im-
proving from a C last year
to an A school this year
and for making Adequate
Yearly Progress, a compo-
nent of the federal No
Child Left Behind Act.
South Hamilton Ele-
mentary also made a great
jump, from a D to an A
and met 97 percent of the
criteria for AYP, said But-
Not making adequate
yearly progress does not
mean that a school is fail-
ing, though. It simply
means that the school has
not met a certain standard
for at least one group of
students in a curriculum.
"We are extremely ex-


4th annual golf tournament a success

Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Pre-
vention Coalition's 4th
Annual Benefit Golf Tour-
nament held May 13 was a
huge success.
Hamilton County Super-
visor of Elections Laura
Dees, also a coalition
member, was the coordi-
nator of this exciting
event, which had nine,
four-man teams compet-
ing. The teams were as fol-
S&S Food Stores, Danny
Johnson, Francis Lake
Ladies, Who Cares, Hamil-
ton County School Board,
Progress Energy, Vantage
Network Inc., Windstream

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and First Baptist Men.
First Place went to tl
team of Who Cares wi
Buck Roberts, Jerry Ell
Jimmy Morgan and Gl
Bechet. Second place v
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County School Board
Rex Mitchell, Adam W
er, Jon Getz and Chris
Corporate sponsors
the golf tournament in
cluded PCS Phosphate
Progress Energy and
Suwannee Valley Eleci
Cooperative. Business
sponsors were Hamilto
County Schools
and Board, First
Federal Savings
Bank of Florida
and Lowndes
Timber, Inc.
Hole sponsors
were Eric Brown

First place winners team, Who Cares; Buck Roberts, Jerry Ellis, Jimmy Morgan and Glenn Bechet
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Vanishing water

Two schools

receive an A,

Continued From Page 1A

len Miller, mayor of White Springs.
The month of May was the driest since
1932, as the Suwannee basin experienced
a 25 inch rainfall deficit compared to an
average year, according to the Suwannee
River Water Management District. Sever-
al months of drought has led to the
record-breaking lows on the upper
Suwannee, which includes White Springs
with records going back to 1906. Gages
on the upper Santa Fe reported that flow
has ceased. Coastal rivers fell much be-
low normal after five months of near-nor-
mal flow, and all 16 District-monitored
lakes were below their historical average
District Executive Director David Still
said flow levels are low all over the state.
Although river and spring flows in
Suwannee County have not reached the
dire conditions of the upper Suwannee,
he said they could if drought conditions
Recently, drought has caused ground-
water levels to fall in 92 percent of the
District's monitored wells. Levels in the
Suwannee River Basin fell to the 22nd
percentile for the period of record, mean-
ing that almost 77 percent of the time
they have been higher than they are now,
painting a critical picture.
Groundwater supplies will not meet fu-
ture demands within the District's juris-
diction, a study formally accepted by the
District last December showed. The study
said that groundwater levels have
dropped by 6 feet in some areas since the
early 80s.
"It's ankle deep just a little bit below
my property," said Deb Odem who lives
on 25A in Hamilton County. "If you walk
upstream from the Highway 41 bridge in
White Springs, you'll see the entire river
flow in about a three foot wide chan-
nel. Mind boggling."

In the midst of these concerns, last
month, the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District approved a 20-year per-
mit for Jacksonville's utility (JEA) -the
largest to date. The permit, which could
mean groundwater pumping in an excess
of 160 million gallons a day (mgd), has
ignited discussion and controversy.
Described by Live Oak's mayor Sonny
Nobles as "crusaders" for local rivers and
springs, Miller and White Springs Vice-
Mayor Walter Mckenzie were present at
the St. John's District Governing Board
meeting last month when the permit was
issued. Miller spoke before the board,
asking that they freeze JEA's water use at
the current level for a period of five years
and develop a wide-ranging technical
and financial plan that would fully re-
store the historic potentiometric surface
to all areas of the Floridan Aquifer, re-
turning springs and surface waters to
their pre-development levels, and pro-
vide adequate water from alternative
sources, such as desalination, to meet JEA
needs-in addition to other suggestions.
"I believe we made rational and realis-
tic recommendations that would benefit
all of us in both water management dis-
tricts, but it was clear that the Governing
Board was going to grant JEA's permit,
no matter what data were presented,"
said Miller.
During the meeting, a JEA representa-
tive attributed low levels, in the case of
White Sulphur Spring, to the local PCS
phosphate mine, Miller said.
In recent years, the mine has been striv-
ing to cut its water use in half.
Alleging "gross misrepresentations" in
JEA's presentation to the St. John's Dis-
trict Governing Board, Still sent a letter to
the executive director of St. John's Dis-
trict. He stated that Suwannee District of-
ficials attended the meeting with their
"conviction that the water resources and
future economic well being of the SR-
WMD have been impacted and are under
continued threat from withdrawals from
the Floridian aquifer system in northeast
Still argued that the utility "manipulat-
ed information" and "misrepresented"
data found in the Suwannee District's
2010 Water Supply Assessment. He said
statements and conclusions regarding the
District's WSA was misleading by indi-
cating that deficit rainfall along with
withdrawals from Georgia, St. John's Dis-
trict and Suwannee District were poten-
tial causes of impacts. Still said the as-
sessment, in fact, did not conclude rain-

fall was a reason for declining water lev-
The WSA states, "This decrease is ap-
parently a result of groundwater with-
drawals originating in the District, the St.
John's River Water Management District,
and the State of Georgia."

Still also wrote that the presentation
did not mention a U.S. Geological Survey
report on a study which found that flow
reduction in White Sulphur Spring was
due to groundwater withdrawals east of
the site.
Statements made by JEA that the utili-
ty's "withdrawals do not adversely im-
pact the SRWMD" and that PCS is re-
sponsible for the cessation of flow in
White Sulphur Spring, Still called "un-
Miller agrees that St. John's District
was misled.
"I believe JEA's consultant misrepre-
sented data he presented at the meeting,
and it is this questionable data on which
the governing board based its decision to
grant the permit for increased water use,"
she said. "The meeting was a mockery of
the public process."
Local city officials are concerned they
will not be able to achieve economic de-
velopment goals, since they feel it is clear
that the endangered water supply could
come into play, not only when it comes
to growth, but the continued viability of
their communities, according to Miller.
"I think it's really a travesty," said No-
bles. "While they siphon off our water,
we're the ones who will have to suffer."
Miller echoed, "We need water for
household and personal use, for our busi-
nesses, for agriculture, and for eco-
Mckenzie said he understands the cur-
rent drought-condition is the principal
reason for the low flow levels on the up-
per Suwannee. However, he is skeptical
that the problem will be solved once the
drought is over.
"When we get out of this drought,
we're still going to have a problem," he
said. "I've seen the river low before, but
I've never seen it and the spring this low
at the same time."
Though not as severe as the upper
Suwannee, levels further 'down upon the
Suwannee River' are also lower than av-
erage. Some of Suwannee and Lafayette's
springs are disappearing.
"This spring is done," said Dan
Saether, who operates River Rendezvous
in Lafayette County, home of the once
popular diving site Convict Spring.
"We'll need lots of rain to bring this one
up again."

While phosphate mining, farming and
other local contributors are factors, one
local geologist believes water usage in
the Suwannee District is minor compared
to south Georgia and JEA's impacts on
water levels in the region.
"Water we use in the Suwannee River
Water Management District does not ex-
ceed the recharge (of the aquifer)," said
Dennis Price who, as a geologist for over
35 years, has worked with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
and the Suwannee District. "It's not us
that's causing the problem."
Price said he understands and does not
object to St. John's making sure the utility
can continue to provide water to it's pop-
"Obviously people need to drink wa-
ter," he said. "What I object to is the
board dismissing all of our concerns."
Price believes groundwater pumping
along the Atlantic coast of Florida,
pulling from local sources, is a major con-
tributor to the dry condition of some area
springs. He also theorizes that drainage
of flat-woods and wetlands in order to
harvest timber for the last 50-100 years in
south Georgia and locally is another ma-
jor contributing factor. He believes if
there were more water in the swamps,
there would be more recharge of the
A solution?
Price believes the only remedy would
be to further address groundwater
pumping along the coast and for scien-
tists to work towards designing a plan to
recharge the aquifer.
However, he is not hopeful that north
Florida's springs and rivers will be saved
in time.
"Someone from twenty years ago
might look at this and say not much has
changed. Someone from one hundred
years ago would look and say, 'Boy, what
happened, this is awful'," he said. "Old-
timers recognize the difference."
Miller believes a solution lies in an or-
ganized effort to save the water supply
by officials and Florida residents alike.
"Nature does not pay attention to arti-

ficial boundaries created by man, irre-
spective of political affiliation or the
largesse of a consulting contract," she
said. "We've got to get our collective
heads out of the sand and get organized
to save the future of our communities."

Still said while the District has not had the other an F
any issues with wells going dry, it has
taken steps to warn residents of severe Continued From Page 1A
drought conditions threatening ground-
water, and urges them to cut back on wa- cited about the success
ter usage. The District has issued a water our District made this
shortage advisory, first declared by the year," said Superinten-
District's Governing Board in December. dent of Schools Martha
The advisory asks all users to voluntarily Butler.
reduce water consumption indoors and While NHE and SHE
outdoors until further notice. bask in success, Central
"The advisory simply calls upon all of Hamilton Elementary
us to take voluntary steps to reduce both remained an F school.
indoor and outdoor water use during "A tremendous
times of drought and until conditions re- amount of work was
cover," Jon Dinges, District director of done at Central Hamil-
water supply and resource management ton Elementary this
said in a press release. year and although
Once drought conditions improve and progress was shown in
groundwater and surface water levels re- some areas, we realize
bound, the governing board may cancel we still have work to
the advisory. Should conditions worsen, do," said Butler. "We
however, the District's board may impose have already initiated
mandatory water-use restrictions, changes in staff and
As for our children, and our children's will continue to analyze
children-will they photograph the Big data to address changes
Shoals and dive into the chilling waters necessary to promote
of Suwannee Springs? Kayak on the up- student achievement."
per Suwannee? Will they know these High school grades
rivers and springs as we did? will be released later
"I don't think they will, this thing is on this fall. However, But-
a downward spiral," Price said. "For ler said Hamilton
them, it will be nothing like what we're County High School
familiar with." moved up 24 points on
The JEA was not immediately available the FCAT portion of the
for comment. school grade.

4th annual golf

tournament a success

Continued From Page 1A

& Son Funeral Home, Brown's
Flowers and Gifts, Burnham
Christian Church, Kenneth
Daniels, CPA P.A., Hamilton
County Board of County Com-
missioners, Hamilton County
constitutional officers, Clarke
and Joy Howell, Hitson Realty
Inc., HOPE Committee of
White Springs, Clarke Howell
Company Inc., Hardee's of
Jasper, Harvest Fellowship
Church, Hitchcock's Market,
Jasper City Council, McCall's
Printing, Vantage Network,
Inc., Honorable Sonny Scaff,
County Court Judge, Jasper
Auto & Supply, Sunsations
Lawn Care & Landscaping,
Suwannee River Peanut Co,
LLC, Dr. Jerry Smith, Dentist,
Harrell Insurance Company,
Windstream, Meridian Behav-
ioral Health, D & S Signs and
Sugar Dumplins.
Donations were also received
from Hamilton County Cham-
ber of Commerce, Lonnie Bris-
tol, and anonymous donors.
Door prize donations were
provided by Lana's Balloons
and Baskets, Sunsations, Deas
Brothers Auto Parts (NAPA),
Laura Dees, Suwannee Hard-
ware, Betty's Upholstery &
Gifts, Meridian Behavioral
Health Care, Inc., and Jasper
Hardware and Supply Co.
Special thanks go to the
Sheriff's Explorers who volun-

teered and also to David
Goolsby and Rick Young who
prepared the barbecued chick-
en, baked beans and bread for
the lunch. Decorations and
other items for the meal were
provided by coalition mem-
Sugar Dumplins prepared a
scrumptious golf-themed cake
for dessert. Suwannee Valley
golf pro Bob Budwick and staff
made everyone feel welcome
and it was a great day at the
golf course.
The Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Prevention
Coalition is a nonprofit organi-
zation that is striving to help
build a new generation of
young adults in Hamilton
County that are healthy and
drug free and that will live
productive and happy lives.
You can help save the youth of
Hamilton County by support-
ing our cause with donations
of money and time. What bet-
ter way to invest in your own
community than by investing
in the lives of our youth?
Because of the success of our
4th annual golf tournament,
we plan to continue this event
each year, so plan to get in-
volved by participating and/or
sponsoring this event. Every-
thing received will be invested
in programs and events that
will help our youth make posi-
tive choices for a bright future.

Hamilton County Ready

to Work Program

The Hamilton County School District in partnership with the
Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners and sponsorship
of PCS Phosphate-White Springs is proud to offer the Florida Ready
to Work Program through the Adult Education Program.
This program will offer academic assistance to Hamilton County
citizens who have a need for academic refreshment prior to return-
ing to the workforce. Major subject areas covered will be applied
mathematics, reading for information and locating information. It's
all free and it's easy to get started. Individuals interested in attend-
ing the classes should contact Hamilton County School District ad-
ministrative assistant Evelyn Davis at 386-792-6529 or Assistant Su-
perintendent Rex L. Mitchell at 386-792-6571.
Classes for July and August will be held at the Adult Classroom
JRE Lee District Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

Mon. July 11 and Tues. July 12
Mon. July 18 and Tues. July 19
Mon. July 25 and Tues. July 26
Mon. Aug. 1 and Tues. Aug. 2
Mon. Aug. 8 and Tues. Aug. 9

Information concerning the program can be found on the Florida
Ready to Work website at





By Walter M Kenzie

i<., vering from knee

1, "a lr- Tur, ay has put a
S.L d.,icnir on my column's
Sin urination gathering,
.i th o . week I'm looking
Lb,, k, on the Fourth of
.: 1ul ,iid I want to share
Si la" past and present
_ .b-, .i[h.,,-n with you.
I II t, rt with a quote.
-ike1 LtIs may the 4th of
July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be cele-
brated through America, by the sons of freedom,
from age to age till time shall be no more. Amen and
Amen." Virginia Gazette on July 18th, 1777
Like many of you, much of our activity in the last
week centered on the Fourth of July, a holiday creat-
ed to celebrate the birth of our nation. Interestingly
enough it wasn't declared a legal Federal holiday
until 1941, just in time for me to be able to celebrate
it every year of my life. Reflecting on this holiday, I'd
like to share a few thoughts with you. Our Fourth of
July, Independence Day, is now celebrated in ways
never imagined by our founding fathers but I believe
that they would approve of most of what we do. As
I grow older and much more appreciative of tradi-
tion, something that I really appreciate about this
holiday is that it is one of the few constants in my
life. Unlike some traditions, I can still recognize this
one. I still know what it really means and the cele-
bration on the Fourth of July is still today what it was
when we all were children and what it will be when
we are long past earthly celebrations. Thank good-
Would you like to have the recipe for the one thing
that is served and enjoyed on the Fourth all over the
country? My family has enjoyed it for generations

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Ages 11-18
Residential and
When: July 10-13
Cost: $150.00
Hosts: Coach Chris
Byrd, Coach Candi-
do Perez
For more info: (386)
855-1288, (386) 365-
Facebook: Hamil-
ton County Soccer


The Sparkleberry Chapter of the
Florida Native Plant Society will meet
the second Tuesday of the month, July
12, 2011 starting at 6:30 PM, at Hatch
Park, Branford (403 SE Craven St). Di-
rections: Once you have turned onto
247 in Branford, SE Craven St is the 7th
block from 129 - you make a right onto
SE Craven, Hatch Park is a few blocks
down the road on the left. The Public is

and it t,-t, - b, t -.' .1 1 h tinm \'ou serve it! Take one
Declare ',n 11I indh . nji nIt a Constitution, and
some carefully c'rit J 'imi nidini ni- add as many
American flags - ., yu . n t llin1g \til- a liberal dose
of family, friends and food. Throw in a few games
and stir with some inspirational music. To give it
substance, add an ample quantity of honor, respect
and duty and to really spice it up and make each
serving unforgettable, add plenty of Fireworks.
Serve once every year on July 4 and savor it's mean-
ing for the rest of the year. Preserve and protect this
recipe at all costs and pass it on to each and every
It's HOT and although I'm not normally a conspir-
acy theorist I have to wonder why, after having to
just recently have my truck air conditioning re-
paired, my home AC went on the fritz too. As I lay
trying to sleep, sweltering even with the fan on full
blast, I realized the wisdom of the old time sleeping
porches. Before AC,
people did not relish the

prospect of the Dog
Days, which are now
upon us. Dog Days is
the name for the most
sultry period of summer,
from about July 3 to Aug.
11. Named in early times
by observers in countries
bordering the Mediter-
ranean, the period was
reckoned as extending
from 20 days before to 20
days after the conjunc-
tion of Sirius (the Dog

The program will be featuring a
video from the Master Naturalist Pro-
gram entitled "Pineland Habitats". For
more information contact: President,
Betsy Martin, 386-935-2453, betsy-, Vice-Presi-
dent: Carol Sullivan, 386-364-9309, for
more information on the Florida Na-
tive Plant Society:
The purpose of the Florida Native
Plant Society is to promote the preser-
vation, conservation and plant restora-
tion of the native plant communities.

Star) and the sun. This period coincided with hot
days that were plagued with disease and discomfort.
According to Wikipedia, the ancients sacrificed a
brown dog at the beginning of the Dog Days to ap-
pease the rage of Sirius, believing that that star was
the cause of the hot, sultry weather. I've always
thought that "Dog Days" meant the weather was so
hot that even the dogs couldn't take it and would
just lie down in the shade and pant for most of the
day. That is a definition that my dogs are in agree-
ment with so, based on their expert testimony, I will
give it equal ranking with the Wikipedia encyclope-
dia version.
I think the dogs have said enough and so have I, so
until next week, that's life in White Springs.

Walter McKenzie
life inwhitesp



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DARK MEAT - $6.00


Free Delivery for 5 Meals or More POTATO SALAD, & BREAD

On Monday, June 20, 2011, Brett Fulton and Josh Burch lost their lives
battling a forest fire in Hamilton County, FL. Both were Veteran
Firefighters for the Division of Forestry. All proceeds from this fundraiser
will benefit the families in their time of need.

4-N- 1 GRILL
Smoker- Charcoal -
Gas- Sear
$2 e or 3 for $5

We will be holding a silent auction.
Many Items have already been
donated. Easy up tent, Custom
knives, gift baskets, cast iron set,
and more.
If you would like to donate an item
for this auction please give us a

This Fundraiser event will
be held during Suwannee
Hardware's monthly Swap
Meet. from 6am - till 3pm
16660 spring St. (Hwy 41)
White Springs, FL 32096
Any questions or orders
Please call Don Wilson @
For more into visit us on

"Thank You Jasper News"

Charles Bridges
and Jackie Johns, owners
of CJ's 1/2 Price Tobacco
in Lake Park, Georgia,
want to take this
opportunity to thank the C 1/2 PRICE
Jasper News for the great sult of rlege
advertising campaign for News," acie ohns ofCJ39
their Roll-Your-Own
cigarette tobacco store.
"Our business has
increased and we have
gained new customers as a result of Charles Bridges &
our advertising in the Jasper News," Jackie Johns of CJ's
agreed Both Mr. Bridges and Ms. 1/2 price tobacco

Regular, Lights, Ultra Lights,
Menthol, Light Menthol,
Ultra Light Menthol


For your eagerness to support our family
from the onset of this sudden event in our
lives and throughout this time of sorrow, we
thank you. You were there every step of the
way and your love and support helps us re-
alize He keeps blessings us over and over
again. We are so thankful to have been
touched by your light and we thank you for
sharing our light- Sis. Lavoria (Smutt)
Williams-Townsend. In the days ahead,
there will only be a flicker here and there but
we ask that you pray for our steadfastness
until the light shines again. May God bless

George Townsend, Jr. and children -
Antonee and Steven Townsend along with
the Townsend/ Kaigler/ Willams Families

Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida
Native Plant Society to meet July 12

The Hamilton County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) for 2011
which hears taxpayer appeals regarding exemptions and value
assessments will hold an Organizational Meeting to review and
adopt rules and procedures for this year. The purpose of this meeting
is NOTto hear appeals or consider petitions. It is for administrative
and organizational purposes only. Hearings for petitions which have
been filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court will be scheduled at
later dates, and all petitioners will be notified by first class mail of
their scheduled hearing date and time. The organizational meeting
will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 5:05 pn.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, County Courthouse, 207 Northeast First Street,
Jasper, Florida. The public is welcome to attend. Again, appeals
regarding exemptions or property assessment will NOT be
considered at this meeting.

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is
given that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
board, agency or commission, with respect to proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.

[ Chemi






Gross media ignorance

There's little that's intelligent or in-
formed about Time magazine editor
Richard Stengel's article "One Docu-
ment, Under Siege" (June 23, 2011). It
contains many grossly ignorant state-
ments about our Constitution. If I be-
lieved in conspiracies, I'd say Sten-
gel's article is part of a leftist agenda
to undermine respect for the founding
values of our nation.
Stengel says: "The framers were not
gods and were not infallible. Yes, they

gave us, and the
world, a blue-
print for the pro-
tection of democ-
ratic freedoms --
freedom of
speech, assembly,
religion -- but
they also gave us
the idea that a

black person was
three-fifths of a human being, that

women were not al-
lowed to vote and that
South Dakota should
have the same number
of Senators as Califor-
nia, which is kind of
crazy. And I'm not
even going to mention
the Electoral College."
My column last week
addressed the compro-
mise whereby each
slave was counted as
three-fifths of a person
for the purposes of de-
termining representa-
tion in the House of
Representatives and
Electoral College. Had
slaves been counted as
whole people, slave-
holding states would
have had much greater
political power. I agree
the framers were not
gods and were not in-
fallible, but they had
far greater wisdom and
principle than today's
The framers held
democracy and majori-
ty rule in deep con-
tempt. As a matter of
fact, the term democra-
cy appears in none of
our founding docu-

ments. James
Madison argued
that "measures are
too often decided,
not according to
the rules of justice
and the rights of
the minor party,
but by the superi-
or force of an in-
terested and over-

bearing majority." John Adams said:
"Remember, democracy never lasts
long. It soon wastes, exhausts and
murders itself. There never was a
democracy yet that did not commit
suicide." Stengel's majoritarian vision
sees it as anti-democratic that South
Dakota and California both have two
senators, but the framers wanted to
reduce the chances that highly popu-
lated states would run roughshod
over thinly populated states. They es-
tablished the Electoral College to
serve the same purpose in determin-
ing the presidency.
The framers recognized that most
human abuses were the result of gov-
ernment. As Thomas Paine said, "gov-
ernment, even in its best state, is but a
necessary evil." Because of their dis-
trust, the framers sought to keep the
federal government limited in its
power. Their distrust of Congress is
seen in the language used throughout
our Constitution. The Bill of Rights
says Congress shall not abridge, shall
not infringe, shall not deny and other
shall-nots, such as disparage, violate
and deny. If the founders did not be-
lieve Congress would abuse our God-
given, or natural, rights, they would
not have provided those
protections. I've always FW
argued that if we depart C
this world and see any-
thing resembling the seas(
Bill of Rights at our next
destination, we'll know 1-


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The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) re-
minds people that the
recreational harvest sea-
son for bay scallops in
Florida began June 25
and extends through
Sept. 25. The FWC, in
support of Gov. Rick
Scott and Cabinet, added
three weeks to this year's
season to help relieve
Florida fishing communi-
ties suffering from possi-
ble economic hardships
due to the 2010 Deepwa-
ter Horizon oil spill and
provide this low cost
family fun activity.
Open scalloping areas
on Florida's Gulf coast
extend from the west
bank of the Mexico Beach
Canal in Bay County to
the Pasco-Hernando
county line near Aripeka.
It is illegal to possess bay
scallops while you're in
or on state waters outside
the open harvest areas, or
to land bay scallops out-
side the open areas.
There is a daily limit of
2 gallons of whole bay
scallops in the shell or 1
pint of bay scallop meat
per person. In addition,
no more than 10 gallons
of whole bay scallops in
the shell or one-half gal-
lon of bay scallop meat
may be possessed aboard
any vessel at any time.
You are allowed to har-
vest bay scallops only by
hand or with a landing or
dip net. Bay scallops may
not be harvested for com-
mercial purposes.
Unless otherwise ex-

empt, you will need a
regular Florida saltwater
fishing license when you
use a boat to harvest scal-
lops. If you wade from
shore, you will need a
regular Florida saltwater
fishing license or a free
resident shore-based li-
Divers and snorkelers
are required to display a
"divers-down" flag (red
with a white diagonal
stripe) while in the water.
Boaters must stay at least
100 feet away from a
divers-down flag in a riv-
er, inlet or channel. In
open waters, boaters
must stay 300 feet away
from a divers-down flag.
During the season, scal-
lop harvesters can assist
FWC's scallop re-
searchers by completing
an online survey at
http:/ /
lops. Harvesters can indi-
cate where they harvest
scallops, how many they
collect and how long it
takes to harvest them.
Participants can also e-
m a i 1
m to ask questions or
send additional informa-
More information on
bay scallops, including
management rules, dive-
flag regulations and boat-
ing safety is available on-
line at / Fishing
(click on "Regulations"
under Saltwater Fish-
ing"). Information about
scallop research is avail-
able at MyFWC/Re-
search/Saltwater under
the "Mollusc" section.

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to City of Jasper,
Mr. Charles Williams, City Manager, 21 .1, Hatley Street, Jasper, Florida 32052 to operate Jasper Wastewater
Treatment Facility, which is an existing 1.2 mgd domestic wastewater treatment facility. The final effluent will
discharge to Baisden Swamp which is a receiving wetland. The facility is located at latitude 30'30'20.56" N,
longitude 82'56'58.06" W on Baisden Lake Road, Jasper, Florida 32052 in Hamilton County.
The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's Northeast District
Office, 7825 Baymeadows Vi. Suite B200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7577, at phone number (91c 14 256-1700.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of
receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office
of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.1 ', .,4,' Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for
filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office
of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida
Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of
the written notice, whichever occurs first. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any
person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of
receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of the publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for a extension of time within fourteen days of
receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding
initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the
following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department's decision;
(d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the Department's proposed action;
(f) A statement of specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the
Department's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the
Department to take with respect to the Department's proposed action.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice.
Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right
to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The
election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the
proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition
for a hearing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida
Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten
days after the deadline for fling a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll
the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative
hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded
within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative
dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking
to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their
petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a
proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of
the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of the dispute, and the notice
will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under
those two statutes.

we're in hell. A bill of rights in heaven
would be an affront to God.
Other founder distrust for govern-
ment is found in the Constitution's
separation of powers, checks and bal-
ances, and several anti-majoritarian
provisions, such as the Electoral Col-
lege, two-thirds vote to override a
veto and the requirement that three-
quarters of state legislatures ratify
changes to the Constitution.
Stengel says, "If the Constitution
was intended to limit the federal gov-
ernment, it sure doesn't say so." That
statement is beyond ignorance. The
10th Amendment reads: "The powers
not delegated to the United States by
the Constitution, nor prohibited by it
to the States, are reserved to the States
respectively, or to the people." Stengel
apparently has not read The Federal-
ist No. 45, in which James Madison,
the acknowledged father of the Con-
stitution, said: "The powers delegated
by the proposed Constitution to the
federal government, are few and de-
fined. Those which are to remain in
the State governments are numerous
and indefinite."
Stengel's article is five pages online,
and I've only commented on the first.
There's also little in the remaining
pages that reflects understanding and
respect for our nation's most impor-
tant document.
Walter E. Williams is a professor of
economics at George Mason Universi-
ty. To find out more about Walter E.
Williams and read features by other
Creators Syndicate writers and car-
toonists, visit the Creators Syndicate
Web page at

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ler Rogers
�r Glover, 20, of
Jennings, Flori-
da died suddenly on Sat-
urday, June 25, 2011, at
his home. Born in Pana-
ma City, Florida on De-
cember 14, 1990, he at-
tended N. Hamilton Ele-
mentary School and was
a graduate of Corinth
Church Academy in
2009. He was a Volun-
teer Fireman with Cross-
roads Volunteer Fire De-
partment and an auxil-
iary member of Hamil-
ton County Sheriff's
Posse. Tyler formerly
worked for Ragan Enter-
prises and currently was
employed with S & S
Foodstores and part time
at Dennis's Garage.
Tyler loved spending
time with friends and
was especially good at
fixing things for family
and friends. He loved
fishing and spending
time at Blue Springs and
the river.
Survivors are his
mom, Rhonda (Donnie)
Lewis of Jennings; his
dad, Mark (Jackie)
Glover of Ocala, Florida;
sister, Tayler Rogers,
brother, D.W. Lewis
both of Jennings, step-
brother, Kyle Hudson of
Branford, Florida;
grandmother, Nannie
Bernice Lovett of Jen-
nings; grandfathers,
Doyle Glover, Arnold
(Betty) Rogers all of
Lake City, Florida;
grandparents, Wayne
and Eula Lewis of Jen-
nings; aunts, Karen
Lewis of Jennings, Kim
(Jimmy) Smith of Lake
City, Florida; uncles,
Frog Glover of Lake
City, Florida, Eric Glover
of Homerville, Ronald
Rogers of Lake City;
Tyler's girlfriend, Teresa
Poore of Live Oak, Flori-
da; numerous cousins
and special friends.
Tyler was preceded in
death by his grandmoth-
er, Betty Glover and
grandfather, Aubrey
Funeral services were
held on Wednesday,
June 29, 2011, at 11 a.m.
at Corinth Baptist
Church in Jasper, Flori-
da. Pastor Gary Abbott,
Pastor Timmy Dykes,
Minister Artemis Cobb
will officiate. Burial fol-
lowed at Corinth Ceme-
tery in Jasper. The fami-


ly received friends on
Tuesday evening from 5
- 8 p.m. at McLane Lake-
wood Funeral Home.
Flowers were accepted
or donations may be
made to Crossroads Vol-
unteer Fire Department
5769 SW CR 141 Jasper,
FL 32052 or to the Tyler
Rogers Glover Memorial
Fund c/o First Federal
Bank of Florida 507 Hat-
ley St. SW Jasper, FL
32052. Condolences may
be made online at"

Dexter Franklin
May 22, 1956 -
June 27, 2011

2 exter Franklin
Johnson, age
OD 55, of Jennings,
FL. passed away Mon-
day, June 27, 2011 at the
Gainesville VA Medical
Center in Gainesville,
FL. following a brief ill-
ness. Dexter was born on
May 22, 1956 in Valdos-
ta, GA. to Doyle L. John-
son and Grace Baker
Johnson. He was a re-
tired Army/Air Force
Veteran and was a com-
mercial diving instruc-
tor. Mr. Johnson also
worked at Winn Dixie in
Lake Park, GA. and at-
tended Burnham Christ-
ian Church near Jen-
nings. Dexter was pre-
ceded in death by his fa-
ther, Doyle Johnson.
Survivors include one
son, Michael Johnson
and his wife Laurel of
Greenville, GA.; his
mother and step father,
Grace and Ed Taylor of
Jennings, FL.; one broth-
er, Robert Johnson and
his wife Carol of Gray
Court, S.C.; three grand-
children, Nikolas, Shelby
and Autum Johnson.
Funeral services were
held Friday, July 1, 2011
at Burnham Christian
Church. Graveside com-
mittal service was held
at Riverview Memorial
Gardens in Valdosta,
GA. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to
Burnham Christian
Church Building Fund.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. is in
charge of arrangements.

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Beulah Landrum
July 22, 1925 -
June 28, 2011

eulah Landrum
f Lucas, age 85,
SJasper, FL.
passed away June 28,
2011 at South Georgia
Medical Center in Val-
dosta, GA. She was born
in Bluffton, Georgia on
July 22, 1925 to the late
Ben and Mittie Barefield
Landrum. Mrs. Lucas
was a homemaker and
member of Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Lake Park,
Georgia. She was pre-
ceded in death by a son,
Lynn Grogan.
Survivors include her
husband of 47 years,
Davis Lucas, Jasper, FL.;
one daughter, Jeanie
Hill, Jasper, FL.; five
grandchildren and ten
great grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Friday, July 1, 2011
at Calvary Baptist
Church in Lake Park,
GA. Interment followed
in Evergreen Cemetery,
Jasper, FL.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. was in
charge of arrangements.



Louise Brown
March 29, 1933 -
June 28, 2011

rs. Louise
Brown, age
79, a resident
of White Springs, FL,
passed away Tuesday,
June 28, 2011 at home in
White Springs, FL. D. M.
Udell and Sons Funeral
Home of Live Oak, FL,
386-362-4189 in charge of
all arrangements.

N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Wayne Sullivan
Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship....................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study..............................7:00 p.m.
*: (Soult hern)i

SR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St.,
Jennings, FL 32053
Pastor:Jeff Cordero
Sunday School.... ... ............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning W orship.... ..... ............. 11:00 a.m .
Sunday Evening Worship, Youth Happening,
RA's, GA's .......... .. .......... ...... 6:00 p.m .
Supper............................................. 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Discipleship class for adults,
Youth actvtles, Children's Choirs.....6:30 p.m.
Van pick-up upon request
1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
Pastor: Steve Shaw
Sunday School...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship...................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................11:00 a.m.
Church -, n . i -,i p.m.
Evening 'ij.:., ; p 1,, -C,, p.m.
Prayer Meeting...... ............ 7:00 p.m.

Heart Matters
By Angie Land

Vacation... time away from work,
household chores and the normal fast-
pace of life!! As I write this, my fami-
ly is spending a week at the beach, do-
ing all the things that make up what
we call "a good vacation": sleeping
late, eating meals together, playing
board games, watching movies, and
especially enjoying the water. And yet,
I wonder if any of you wrestle with
yourself over how to spend that
"down time" like I do.
My struggle is that I hate to waste
time. By nature, I am fairly organized
and need an overall plan each day in
order to get things accomplished. It
can be really hard for me to turn that
off while on vacation. As a much
younger mom and wife, the struggle to
accomplish something even on vaca-
tion had the potential to make me, (as
well as everyone else) miserable. Fun-
ny how the older I get, the more value
I find in rest, fun, and time with my
family. Still, as I packed for this week
away, my bag held four or five books
that I want to read, my laptop, a plan-
ner for next year that needs to be orga-
nized, as well as a bible study that I am
working on. There was barely room
for my clothes!
So it was quite appropriate for God
to bring this up to me during my quiet
time yesterday morning. I was reading
a devotion based on the life of Jacob
found in Genesis. In Genesis 47, Jacob
and his family have traveled to Egypt
to see his estranged son, Joseph, and to
live in the land of Goshen because of
the terrible famine in the land.
"Then Joseph brought his father Ja-
cob in and presented him before
Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh,
Pharaoh asked him, "How old are
you?" And Jacob said to Pharaoh,
"The years of my pilgrimage are hun-
dred and thirty. My years have been
few and difficult, and they do not
equal the years of the pilgrimage of my
fathers." Genesis 47:7-10
The word "difficult" can be translat-
ed: evil, distress, adversity, affliction,
calamity, mischief, trouble, wretched-

ness, and wickedness. Jacob spent
much of his life deceiving his family,
running from God and looking out for
number one. My take on his explana-
tion to Pharaoh is that Jacob under-
stood his sin to be the cause of his dif-
ficult life, and he regretted the
"waste." God clearly impressed on
my heart that time spent resting, creat-
ing memories with my family, and en-
joying His creation is not wasted
time... as long as He is in His rightful
place in my heart. On the other hand,
no amount of work will bring real ac-
complishment if He is not. Because
every heart matters...


Heart Matters is a weekly column
written by Angie Land, Director of the
Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette
Baptist Association, where she teaches
Bible studies, leads marriage and fam-
ily conferences and offers Biblical
counseling to individuals, couples and
families. Contact Angie with ques-
tions or comments

Comments On New
FDA Warning Labels

Statement from State Surgeon
General H. Frank Farmer, Jr.,
M.D., Ph.D "The Florida Depart-
ment of Health is encouraged by
FDA's new warning labels and
graphics, as these factors are likely
to play a positive role in decreas-
ing Florida's smoking rate. Each
image illustrates the dangers and
consequences associated with
smoking and we hope they will
deter young people from smoking


SRWMD Governing Board meeting

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquarters,
9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Flori-
da. The meeting is to consider District
business and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land acquisition
matters. A workshop will follow the

'Where Friends become Family"
207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658
Pastor: Roger Hutto
Sunday School.................... ......n9:45 a.m.
- .'- :"". ""~ I1'. 1

Supper.........................6:00 p.m.
Children,Youth & Adult Programs........6:30 p.m.

Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
Rectory U.S. 90 E., Live Oak, FL
(386) 364-1108
Saturday MASS 4:00 p.m.


N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Bldg.: 792-2277
Sunday School........... .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship........................ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship..... .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening..................... 6:00 p.m.

Governing Board meeting.
On Monday, July 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m.,
a Tentative Governing Board Meeting
will be held at District Headquarters in
Live Oak, Florida. Public should check
the District website or contact the Dis-
trict to confirm that the meeting has
not been cancelled or rescheduled.
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.

405 Central Ave., Jasper, FL
Pastor - Dale Ames
Phone - 386-792-1122
Sunday School ..............................9:45 a.m .
Morning W worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Bible Study........................ ...... 4:45 p.m.
Choir Practice................................ 6:00 p.m.
Family Night Dinner 3rd Wednesday
Clothes Closet 4th Saturday 1-5pm

4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
Pastor: Johnny Brown
Sunday School...............................9:45 a.m.
W orship............................... ......... . 11:00 a.m .
Evening Service.... ................... 6:00 p.m.
Kids' Program............................ 6:15 p.m.
To list your
church on our
church directory,
please call Louise
at 1-800-525-4182

204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pastor: Alexandria Hedrick
Sunday School ....................... 10:00 a.m.
W orship Service... ........ ........... 11:00 a.m.
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice.................... 7:00 p.m.
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1st Annual Wild-Blackberry

Submitted by Samantha
Prueter, President
Hamilton County
Chamber of Commerce

June 10, 2011--- The
Ball was a huge success!
The Chamber thanks
everyone who participat-
ed. A BIG, BIG thank
you to our sponsors:
Mardi Gras Cup Sponsor
Hamilton County Tobac-
co-Free Partnership;
Mardi Gras Live Auction
Sponsor 3 Rivers Signs &
Graphics; Mardi Gras
Bead Sponsor First Fed-
eral Bank of Florida;
Mardi Gras Emerald
Sponsors Progress Ener-
gy, The Law Office of
Ralph R. Deas, P.A.,
Jasper News, Chuck Bur-
nett, The Telford; Mardi
Gras Amethyst Sponsors
James Estes Willingham,
Jr., Attorney and Coun-
selor at Law; Meridian
Behavioral Health Care,
S & S Food Stores, Prima-
ry Care Center; Honor-
able Mentions Carter
Timber, Inc., Ham Co
Council on Aging, and
Mazie's Coin Laundry.
Silent Auction: Bass's
Furniture, Wild Adven-
tures, Rob Wolfe Photog-
raphy, 3 River's Con-
s t r u c t i o n
Services, Brown's Flow-
ers, Ward's Jewelry and
Gifts Inc., Mary Kay Cos-
metics by Samantha
Prueter, Cedar Key Har-
bor, 44 Spanish Street
Bed and Breakfast, St.
Augustine, Jasper Hard-
ware & Supplies, Simply
S o u t h e r n
Specialties, Sunsation's,
Million Dollar Face by
Victoria Harris, Heart
Strings Design, Cracker
Barrel, Lucky Sweep-
stakes a Nevada, LLC.,
and Hamilton Jai-Lai &
Our Blackberry Ball
King and Queen winners
were Damon and Sandy
Beal. Congratulations!
Thank you to our
Board Members: Denise
Hughes, Cindy Eatmon
(Vice President), Curt
McDonald, Linda Tay-
lor, Susan Ramsey, Ann
Spry, Mike Williams,
Cathy Jo Foster, and
Samantha Prueter (Presi-
dent), Joy Howell (Exec-
utive Director), Rob
Wolfe (Marketing Direc-
tor) and Monica Amer-
son (Staff Assistant).
Thank you to the
Telford for allowing us
to host the event at your
location. The value and
hospitality we received
far outweighed the price.
The Chamber thanks you
greatly and we look for-

Alford, Monica
Alias, Jose
Antonio, Roberto
Baker, Sabrina
Bristol, Gerald
Brown, Jonathan
Brown, Marcus
Crosby, Johnny
Daniels, Jonathan
Davis, Brittany
Davis, Randy
Fast Track Foods
Figueroa, Hernan
Glover, Jacqueline
Hamilton County
Hiser, Christopher
Home, Nora

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Bob & Cindy Eatmon and family were on hand to enjoy the Wild Blackberry Masquerade Ball.
Thanks go to Cindy (Chamber Vice-President) and daughter Haley for their assistance in making
the ball a success. - Photos courtesy of Rob Wolfe Photography

Having a great time at the Inaugural Wild Blackberry Masquerade Ball were Phyllis Harris, Denice
Hughes, Joy Howell, Monica Amerson, and Cathy Jo Foster.

ward to next year.
Thank you to Renee
McDonald for her unwa-
vering efforts to secure
sponsors for the event.
Thank you to Sugar
Dumplin's Cake Bou-
tique (Alison Crutchfield
and Gretchen Rogers)
for the "tasty" cake
dumplings and choco-
late covered strawber-
ries. Thank you to Rob
Wolfe for all the won-
derful photos. Thank
you to Miss Haley Eat-
mon for assisting at the
door. Thank you to
Chuck Burnett for filling
the air with music.
Thank you to Cathy Jo
and crew for enhancing
the Telford's beauty.
Thank you to Denise
Hughes for the delicious
punch and assisting with
the cake auction. Thank
you to those who donat-
ed cakes for the auction:
Mrs. Becky Jo Adams,
Mrs. Joeanne Foster,
Mrs. Cheryl Clark, Mrs.
Kim Hahillis, and Mrs.
Barbara Reynolds. The
Chamber raised $300.00
to help fund college
scholarships given away
yearly. There were 6
cakes auctioned. Plus,
the Chamber raised
funds to help with its op-
erating costs in order to
continue promoting lo-
cal businesses and orga-
nizations. Again, thank

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Representative Leonard Bembry and his wife, pictured here with
Chamber President Samantha Prueter, attended the Inaugural
Wild Blackberry Masquerade Ball.

Wild Blackberry Ball King & Queen are Damon & Sandy Beal.

you to all who partici- you this would not have
pated because without happened!

$ 38.1

$ 2.3

$ 7.1
$ 7.4

$ 5.0
#402 $ 69
$ 15.0

$ 1
$ 5.2

Jackson, Dominique A. $ 2
Knapp, Jeffrey B. $ 5.0

$ 20.00 Maldonado, Elena
$ 1.55 Mendez Pacheco, Fran
6 Morris, Myron Shiron
$ 11.76 Oliver, Donnell L
$ 15.00 Parsons, Steven E
30 Pascual, Lopez M
$ 5.36 Perez, Salvador Mendez
6 Rios, Javier
1 Ross, Robert Theron
$ 5.00 Ruggirello, David Michael
)0 Sanchez, Francisco
.68 Saturne, Magloire
)0 Smith, Lacinda
)0 Stormant, William
Sweeney, Alton
i2 Udell, Tevon
I2.00 Valdez, Robert L.
4 Waters, Kieasha
.36 Wood, Cierrha

$ 81.16
$1 1 5.00
$ 2.60
$ 20.00
$ 4.80
$ 6.91
$ 18.00
$ 8.79
$ 7.00
$ 50.00
$ 7.16
$ 19.30
$ 4.41
$ 2.00
$ 7.40
$ 5.00

If your name appears on this list, please contact the Clerk's Office at (386) 792-0868 with your
correct mailing address so that the money may be forwarded to you. Unless such monies are
claimed on or before September 1, 2011, same shall be forfeited to the Hamilton County Board of
County Commissioners in accordance with Florida Statute 116.21.

Comments On New

FDA Warning Labels

Continued From Page 5A

and strengthen the will
of those who are at-
tempting to quit. "Bold
and graphic warning la-
bels have been proven
effective in communicat-
ing risks and affecting
behavior. The nine
warning labels will be
displayed right on the
pack, exposing nearly all
smokers to the warn-
ings, and the more a
smoker consumes, the
more they will be ex-
posed to the messaging
on the product. The po-
sitioning and placement
of the warning labels
will also limit the tobac-
co manufacturers' cre-
ativity in designing their
packaging and branding
that is attractive to con-
sumers. "Tobacco Free
Florida is prepared to
help smokers who will
see these new health
warnings and are in-
spired to quit. We en-
courage any Floridian
who wants to quit using
tobacco to call the Flori-
da Quitline to take ad-
vantage of the free re-
sources available to
day the FDA issued its
final regulations on the
warning labels for To-
bacco Products and un-
veiled the final nine
graphic health images
that will cover the top 50
percent of front and rear
panels of cigarette packs
sold in the United States.
FDA selected the images
after reviews of scientif-
ic literature, best prac-
tices from other coun-
tries, public comments
and results from an
18,000-person study. In
2009, the Family Smok-
ing Prevention and To-
bacco Control Act be-
came law. This legisla-
tion granted the U.S.
Food and Drug Admin-
istration (FDA) the au-
thority to regulate ad-
vertising, marketing and
production of tobacco
products in the United
States. The act also re-
quired that all cigarette
packages and advertise-
ments carry large, visi-
ble health warnings and
today's ruling finalizes
exactly how this require-
ment will be carried out.
Florida's current adult
smoking rate is 17.1 per-
cent and the Florida De-
partment of Health's
(DOH) Bureau of Tobac-
co Prevention is work-
ing tirelessly to continue
to drive down the smok-
ing prevalence in the
state. The most effec-
tive way to quit smok-
ing is to talk to a health-
care provider or seek
help from a qualified

quit coach to help make
a personalized plan. Pre-
scription medication
and nicotine replace-
ment therapies such as
the patch, gum and
lozenges have also been
proven effective as part
of a comprehensive quit
Florida tobacco users
have access to free and
convenient help in quit-
ting. Tobacco Free offers
a number of resources to
help tobacco users quit
suchas: * Phone: Call
the Florida Quitline at 1-
877-U-CAN-NOW to
speak with a Quit Coach
who will help assess ad-
diction and help create a
personalized quit plan.
* Online: Enroll in the
Florida Quitline's online
program, which helps
create a unique web-
based quit plan, visit
https:/ /www.quit- * In-
person: Visit the Florida
Area Health Education
Centers (AHEC) Net-
work's website, http://, to lo-
cate a local AHEC and
sign up for Quit Smok-
ing Now group classes.
co Free Florida (TFF) is a
statewide cessation and
prevention campaign
funded by Florida's to-
bacco settlement fund.
The program is man-
aged by the Florida De-
partment of Health,
specifically the Bureau
of Tobacco Prevention
Program. TFF's mission
is to combat the perva-
sive problem of tobacco
use in the Sunshine
State, where each year,
more than 28,000 Florid-
ians die from smoking
and tobacco-related dis-
eases cost the state an es-
timated $19.6 billion in
healthcare costs and lost
productivity. Since its
inception in February
2008, TFF has reached
millions of Floridians
through advertising,
grassroots initiatives, so-
cial media, and public
relations efforts as a
means of providing in-
formation and offer re-
sources to help tobacco
users quit. Smokers and
smokeless tobacco users
interested in quitting are
encouraged to call the
Florida Quitline at 1-
877-U-CAN-NOW to
speak with a quit coach.
To learn about TFF and
the state's free quit
smoking resources, visit
www.tobaccofreeflori- or follow the
campaign on Facebook
at http://www.face- Tobac-
coFreeFlorida or Twitter

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July 10 - 14, 2011
6:00pm - 8:30pm
(For Kids ages 4-12)

Grab a cab and get ready for fun around every corner
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10-under state tourney coming to Jasper

All eyes will be on the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation this weekend as they host the 10-under Babe Ruth North State tournament. - Photo: Paul Buchanan (

By Corey Davis

JASPER-Hamilton County Parks
and Recreation will host the 10-under
Babe Ruth North State tournament
this week.
With so many teams across the
state, Babe Ruth divided the state
into North and South and has two
separate state tournaments, with the
South tournament being held in Sara-
As the host of the tournament,
Hamilton received an automatic
berth into the tournament. The other
nine teams competing this week, had

to finish first or second in their dis-
trict tournaments last week.
The tournament consists of ten
teams placed into two pools: Ameri-
can and National. The top two finish-
ers in each pool advance to the semi-
final round on Sunday.
The American pool is Whitehouse
(Jacksonville), Mandarin (Jack-
sonville), Santa Fe (Alachua), Wakul-
la (Crawfordville) and host Hamilton
County, while the National pool is
Chiefland, Orange Park (Jack-
sonville), Murray Hill (Jacksonville),
Ponte Vedra (Jacksonville) and Madi-
son County.
Wakulla won the District 4 title

with a 12-2 win over Madison Coun-
ty in Live Oak recently and will likely
be one of the favorites.
Action begins Thursday at 9 a.m.
on Field 1 with Whitehouse facing
Mandarin and on Field 2 with
Chiefland taking on Orange Park.
At 11 a.m., on Field 1 Santa Fe
takes on Hamilton Conuty, while on
Field 2 Murray Hill faces Ponte Ve-
At 1 p.m., on Field 1 Wakulla faces
Whitehouse, while on Field 2 Madi-
son County plays Chiefland.
Opening day ends at 3 p.m. on
Field 1 with Santa Fe facing Man-
darin and on Field 2 with Murray

Hill taking on Orange Park.
Play resumes Friday and Saturday
with more pool games at 9 a.m., 11
a.m. and 1 p.m.
Both winners of the North and
South state tournaments advance to
the Southeast Regional beginning
July 27 in New Bern, N.C. and will
compete against teams from Alaba-
ma, West Tennessee, East Tennessee,
East North Carolina, West North Car-
olina, Virginia, Georgia, South Caroli-
na and the Bahamas.
The winner of the Southeast Re-
gional will then advance to the Babe
Ruth World Series beginning August
13 in Winchester, Virginia.

10-under Babe Ruth tournament

Whitehouse (0-0)
Mandarin (0-0)
Santa Fe (0-0)
Hamilton (0-0)
Wakulla (0-0)

Game 1: Whitehouse vs. Mandarin, 9 a.m.
Game 2: Santa Fe vs. Hamilton, 11 a.m.
Game 3: Wakulla vs. Whitehouse, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Santa Fe vs. Mandarin, 3 p.m.
Game 5: Hamilton vs. Wakulla, 9 a.m.
Game 6: Whitehouse vs. Santa Fe, 11 a.m.
Game 7: Mandarin vs. Wakulla, 1 p.m.
Game 8: Hamilton vs. Whitehouse, 9 a.m.
Game 9: Wakulla vs. Santa Fe, 11 a.m.
Game 10: Mandarin vs. Hamilton, 1 p.m.
A AGame 11: American #1 vs. National #2, 9 a.m.
Game 12: National #1 vs. American #2, 11a.m.
.Game 13: Winner GM 1 vs. Winner GM 2, TBA

S National
Chiefland (0-0)
,Orange Park (0-0)
Murray Hill (0-0)
Ponte Vedra (0-0)
.Madison (0-0)

MM a' ~ Thursday
Game 1: Chiefland vs. Orange Park, 9 a.m.
Game 2: Murray Hill vs. Ponte Vedra, 11 a.m.
.Game 3: Madison vs. Chiefland, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Murray Hill vs. Orange Park, 3 p.m.
Game 5: Ponte Vedra vs. Madison, 9 a.m.
S Game 6: Chiefland vs. Murray Hill, 11 a.m.
S Game 7: Orange Park vs. Madison, 1 p.m.
S Game 8: Ponte Vedra vs. Chiefland, 9 a.m.
Game 9: Madison vs. Murray Hill, 11 a.m.
Game 10: Orange Park vs. Ponte Vedra, 1 p.m.
Game 11: American #1 vs. National #2, 9 a.m.
Hamilton County looks to take advantage of its home field this weekend when they host the 10-Babe Ruth 10-under North State Game 12: National #1 vs. American #2, 11 a.m.
tournament. - Photo: Paul Buchanan ( Game 13: Winner GM 1 vs. Winner GM 2, TBA




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Junior ROTC Summer Leadership Program

From left to right, top row are Cadet Alford, Cadet Scaff, Lt. Col Davis, Cadet Norris, and Cadet Shackelford and from left to right, bottom row are Cadet Jackson and Cadet Daniels of the Hamilton
County High School Air Force JR ROTC. - Photo submitted

Jasper Legals
File No. 2011CP000018
The administration of the estate of Sadie
Cox, deceased, whose date of death was
October 28, 2010, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Hamilton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
207 NE First Street, Jasper, Florida
32052. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this notice
is the 30th day of June, 2011.
Personal Representative:
/s/Gwendolyn Black
Gwendolyn Black
7191 NW 79th Drive
Jasper, Florida 32052
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Ralph R. Deas
Ralph R. Deas
Florida Bar No. 645990
108 Central Ave NW
Jasper, Florida 32052
07/07, 14

PLEASE take notice that a Petition for the
Adoption of Jacie Diane Kelly has been
filed in the Superior Court of Lowndes
County, State of Georgia, pursuant to
O.C.G.A. �� 19-8-10 and 19-8-5.
Service is perfected upon you pursuant to
said Code Section and further notice is
provided that said petition seeks, by the
granting thereof, to terminate your
parental rights in said child.
The date of said hearing on the petition
for adoption is the 30th day of August,
2011, at 9:30 A.M. at the Lowndes Coun-
ty Judicial Building, Courtroom 5A, Val-
dosta, Georgia.
Attorney for Petitioner
1008 N. Patterson Street
PO. Box 1929
Valdosta, GA 31603-1929
(229) 244-8830
6/23, 30 7/7, 14
ZEL DOCKERY the holder of the follow-
ing certificates) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate numbers) and years)
of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
130 Issued May 27, 2004
No. 2780-172
Section 1 Township 1N Range 13E
Lot 103 Meadow BrookWoods
ORB 395-35
Leon E and Kathalyn Mason
All of said property being in the County of

Jasper Legals
Hamilton, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law, the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bid-
der at the South Front Door of the Hamil-
ton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast
First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
on Thursday, August 11, 2011.
Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Florida
Statutes, the highest bidder is required to
post a non-refundable cash deposit of
$200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of
the sale, to be applied to the sale price at
the time of full payment. The Clerk may
require bidders to show their willingness
and ability to post the cost deposit.
/s/Krsty Morgan
Greg Godwin
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hamilton County Florida
07/07, 07/14, 07/21, 07/28

ZEL DOCKERY the holder of the follow-
ing certificates) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate numbers) and years)
of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
584 Issued May 27, 2004
Parcel No. 4908-187
Section 23 Township 2N Range 11E
Lot 58 Lake Creek Park at
Oak Woodlands
ORB 495-57
Oak Woodlands, Inc.
All of said property being in the County of
Hamilton, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law, the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bid-
der at the South Front Door of the Hamil-
ton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast
First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
on Thursday, August 11, 2011.
Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Florida
Statutes, the highest bidder is required to
post a non-refundable cash deposit of
$200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of
the sale, to be applied to the sale price at
the time of full payment. The Clerk may
require bidders to show their willingness
and ability to post the cost deposit.
/s/Krlsty Morgan
Greg Godwin
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hamilton County, Florida
07/07, 07/14, 07/21,07/28
ZEL DOCKERY the holder of the follow-
ing certificates) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate numbers) and years)
of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
616 Issued May 27, 2004
Parcel No. 5077-160
Section 11 Township 1S Range 11E
Lot 16 Withlacoochee Woods Subd
ORB 340-99
Daniel A. and Kathleen E. James
All of said property being in the County of
Hamilton, State of Florida.

Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law, the
property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bid-
der at the South Front Door of the Hamil-
ton County Courthouse, 207 Northeast
First Street, Jasper, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
on Thursday, August 11, 2011.
Pursuant to Chapter 197.542(2), Florida
Statutes, the highest bidder is required to
post a non-refundable cash deposit of
$200 with the Clerk of Court at the time of
the sale, to be applied to the sale price at
the time of full payment. The Clerk may
require bidders to show their willingness
and ability to post the cost deposit.

/s/Krlsty Morgan
Greg Godwin
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hamilton County, Florida
07/07, 07/14, 07/21, 07/28

Submitted by Lt. Col. Darrell B.
Davis (Ret.) SASI

Hamilton County High School
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps (AFJROTC) had
an outstanding summer leader-
ship school program, starting
June 6 to June 25, 2011. It was su-
pervised by Lieutenant Colonel
Darrell B. Davis-Senior Aerospace
Science Instructor, and Master
Sergeant William Snipes-Aero-
space Science Instructor.
A total of 45 cadets participated
in the following activities: physi-
cal fitness exercises, including a
daily one-mile run, basic drill rou-
tines, and leadership classroom
work from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
each day. Forty-three cadets com-
pleted the program successfully.
Each received a half credit and a

I would like to thank Mrs.
Mavis Troy and Mrs. Ida Daniels
for supplying the cadets with de-
licious lunch meals all week. Sum-
mer Leadership School was su-
pervised by the following senior
cadets: Jordon Perez, Andrea
Whitmore, Jalon Herring, Jered
Bass and Edgar Perez. They did
such a superb job of managing the
cadets. Also, Cadet Winston Cros-
by attended the Aviation Ground
and Leadership School in New
Orleans, Louisiana. Crosby
passed his written exams to earn
his Flight Badge while receiving
his Leadership Ribbon. We had
six cadets to attend the Cadet Of-
ficer Leadership School at the
Citadel in Charleston, South Car-
Cadets William Scaff, Ethan

Shackelford, Dalton Norris, Jamee
Daniels, Jasmine Jackson, and
Everett Alford all passed COLS
that consisted of physical exercis-
es/1 mile run, leadership class-
es/written test and a 24-step drill
performance test. Cadets Daniels,
Shackelford, and Jackson were
recognized in the top 1, '.. of the
20 COLS students. They all will
receive a Leadership Ribbon for
their outstanding performance.
Also, Cadet Ethan Shackelford
was selected by his Flight Advisor
as the best cadet in his flight of 20
It was a great month of June for
all the cadets. I would like to
thank our principal, Mr. Maceo
Howell, and the school adminis-
tration for providing this oppor-
tunity to build better citizens and
leader for America's future.

NFCC Public Safety Academy enrolling now

Law Enforcement and Corrections Basic Recruit programs

accepting new students; Classes begin July 18

MADISON, FL - The Public
Safety Academy at North Florida
Community College is now accepting
students for its Law Enforcement and
Corrections Basic Recruit programs,
as well as its Dual Certification and
Crossover programs. New classes be-
gin July 18. All programs are open en-
try with classes beginning every few
weeks after this point. Classes are held
Monday through Thursday from 6-11
p.m. at the NFCC Public Safety Acad-
emy complex on the NFCC campus in
Madison, Fla.
Students can complete training in
one year or less and be ready to begin
a career in public safety, corrections or
law enforcement. Last year, NFCC
added a new Combined Corrections
and Law Enforcement Dual Certifica-
tion program that is 1019 hours and
can be completed in just over a year
(approximately 14 months). The new
combination class allows students to
seek both a certificate in Basic Correc-
tions and in Law Enforcement simul-
taneously. Financial aid is available for
the Law Enforcement and the Combi-
nation Corrections and Law Enforce-
ment course through the PELL Grant
for qualifying students.
NFCC students train in one of the
newest facilities in the state of Florida.
The NFCC Public Safety Academy of-
fers a state-of-the-art driver training
facility, an indoor firearms training
area and the college works with public
safety agencies and personnel from
across NFCC's six-county service
area. NFCC is one of the 42 approved
Public Safety Training Centers certi-
fied by the Criminal Justice Standards
and Training Commission (CJSTC) to
teach Law Enforcement and Correc-
tions Basic Recruit programs that pre-
pare students for the certification ex-
ams required for all Florida officers.
Those interested in training at

NFCC are encouraged to begin the en-
rollment process now. You must be at
least 18-years-old to enter NFCC's
Public Safety Academy and must pass
the Florida Criminal Justice Basic
Abilities Test (CJBAT) before submit-
ting an application for admission. The
CJBAT can be taken on the NFCC
campus. Official high school/GED
diploma and transcripts and passing
background checks are also required

for admission. Financial assistance
may be available for qualified stu-
Potential students should schedule
their CJBAT testing and begin the en-
rollment process as soon as possible.
For more information, contact Gail
Hackle, at (850) 973-1617 or hack- Information is also
available at

The Great Suwannee River Cleanup 2011

In 2010, Current Problems
formed a partnership with the
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
Working Group and the Suwan-
nee River Water Management Dis-
trict to coordinate a cleanup of the
Suwannee River from the Georgia
state line to the Gulf of Mexico.
The cleanup was a huge success!
More than 500 volunteers re-
moved almost 30,000 pounds of
trash! We hope you will join us
for the 2nd Great Suwannee River
Cleanup and build on the success
of last year's event.
The 2011 cleanup will occur
during a three-month window
from September through Novem-
ber. Businesses, civic clubs, fish-
ing and boating groups, churches,
government agencies, non-profits,
chambers of commerce, and
groups of friends are all encour-
aged to participate. Go to the
event map at to
determine your section based on
mileposts and GPS coordinates.
Then register your group, the date
of your cleanup, and your river
section online at

http:/ / / 44d3obr.
Shortly after registration, your
cleanup will appear on the event
Current Problems is available to
assist you as you plan your
cleanup and to provide supplies
(grabbers, buckets, trash bags,
etc.). If you have questions or
need assistance, please contact
Current Problems' Executive Di-
rector Fritzi Olson at 352-264-6827
or e-mail her at aar@currentprob- Pete Butt is coordinat-
ing dive cleanup and can be
reached through Fritzi Olson.
If you can't participate but
would still like to support this ef-
fort, the partnership is looking for
sponsors to help out with expens-
es and will gladly accept in-kind
donations. Call or e-mail Fritzi to
learn more about sponsorship op-
A kickoff celebration will be
held at Ivy Memorial Park in
Branford, Florida, on September
10th from 10 am until 2 pm. Come
out and join the fun as we cele-
brate the beginning of the 2nd An-
nual Great Suwannee River


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