Suwannee Democrat

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Suwannee Democrat
Place of Publication:
Live Oak Fla
J.E. Pound
Creation Date:
March 9, 2005
Weekly[ FORMER <1897-1928>]


Subjects / Keywords:
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Spatial Coverage:
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The Live Oak Suwannee Democrat is one of the oldest continuously published weeklies in the State of Florida. It began in 1884 in Live Oak, which at the turn of the century was the fifth largest city in Florida, preceded only by Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West. The Suwannee Democrat enjoyed a corresponding reputation as a journalistic leader in the state. As its name suggests, the newspaper in its early days was affiliated with the Democratic Party. Its first editor hid under an assumed name when he was suspected of murder. A deathbed confession by the actual perpetrator allowed him to resume his true identity: F.R. McCormack, about whom, however, little else is known. From 1906 through 1907, the Suwannee Democrat was supplemented by the Live Oak Daily Democrat, edited by Charles W. Irwin. The rural character of early 20th-century Suwannee County, well known for its grist and lumber mills and poultry farms, is visible in the pages of the Suwannee Democrat. Indeed, over the years the newspaper has won numerous awards from the Florida Press Association for the quality of its agricultural reporting. Fires have taken their toll on the Suwannee Democrat. In 1906, a disgruntled printer left Live Oak by railroad on the night that the newspaper’s offices were burned to the ground. In October 1995, a fire destroyed a historic block of Live Oak’s downtown, and the newspaper’s office was one of the casualties. Lost in the fire were the last known issues of the Suwannee Democrat dating from 1897 through 1900.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note:
Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Suwannee Democrat, J.E. Pound publisher. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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Serving Suwannee County since 1884

Midweek Edition - March 9, 2005

120th YEAR, NO. 38 50 L hiTS

weather creates havoc

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Bad weather hit just after
midnight Tuesday, March
8, leaving limbs down,
-trees on several roofs, and
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Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor

If a case involving a family
who purchased a mobile
,home where it was later dis-
covered by a county employ-
ee that a carport -had been
constructed without permits
is any indication, buyers
-should beware in Suwannee
-County - you are responsible
for what others may have
done to that property without


The storm, predicted to
move slowly through the
area during the night Mon-
day and morning Tuesday,
proved forecasters wrong
and sped up to about 70
mph late Monday evening
as it moved into west Flori-

da and eastward to the At-
lantic. With the storm came
a tornado warning until 4
That warning turned into
a real-life drama for some
residents of Live Oak when
a funnel cloud apparently
touched down, damaging

property at the Emporium
on north Walker Avenue,
knocking down trees near
the Suwannee County
Health Department, dam-
aging the roofs of the
Robert Dees and Ronny
Kirby residences in the city
and putting plenty of limbs

and debris on county roads
and city streets.
Suwannee County Coor-
dinator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Johnny
Wooley said he received a
thunderstorm warning at
about 10 p.m., then again at
1 a.m. from the National

Weather Service and then a
funnel cloud was spotted at
about 4:25 a.m.
* "Obviously we had scat-
tered 'damage where the
funnel cloud touched
ground," Wooley said.


Gala event honors teachers

of the year for 2005
night, March 1, at the Varn Din-
Yvette Hannon ing Hall at Camp Weed during the
Democrat Repqrter 2005 Teacher of the Year Banquet
and said she represents, "What
Grinning ear to ear, Suwannee we all love doing best which,
Primary School kindergarten teaching." When she finished her
teacher Rhoda Crews stood be-
fore a packed crowd Tuesday SEE GALA, PAGE 6A Rhoda Crews

onto the Ronny Kirby home on Pineview Circle early Tuesday
during strong winds and a heavy rainstorm. Photo: Yvette Hannon

Copeland Clinic groundbreakingis March 13

Yvette Hannon
Democrat Reporter
Groundbreaking cere-
monies for the new
Copeland Clinic at Advent
Christian Village, Dowling
Park is set for Sunday,
March 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.,
President of Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary at S.
Hamilton, Massachusetts will
be the guest speaker.
Suwannee Countians are
invited to attend the event as
this is the first phase of con-
The five million dollar

Copeland Clinic is funded
by a generous gift from the
late W.B. 'Bernie' Copeland
and pledls from many
folks through the 90th An-
niversary Capital Cam-
The clinic will house and


Ann Avery, Julie Ulmer, Jennie Sammons and Kelly Wooley, pose for a second Monday night at
the local Pizza Hut where they helped promote a Hayley Freeman fund-raiser that raised more
than $2,000 for the Freeman family. Hayley, just fourmonths old, was diagnosed with leukemia
at three months of age and is confined to Shands at UF receiving intensive chemotherapy treat-
ment. Watch for more information regarding this fund-raiser and others to come. If you wish to
make a donation, please go by any First Federal Savings Bank where an account has been set
up for Hayley Freeman or call Ann Avery at 364-8339. - Photo: Susan K. Lamb

Multiple arrests

made in sex cases

Other arrests also made

in unrelated cases *

distant Store Manager Mike Green, Robin Gill customer service manager, and Bo Bush, store manager Back row, Delauno Campbell,

deli manager and Ryan Jackson, bakery manager. Not pictured, Mike Crews, grocery manager - Photo Mona Robinson
dell manager and Ryan Jackson, bakery manager. Not pictured, Mike Crews, grocery manager. - Photo: Monja Robinson.

Susan K. Lamb
Democrat Managing Editor
Local authorities have ar-
rested a Live Oak man and
charged him with multiple
charges of sex abuse of a mi-
nor and say they found thou-
sands of child pornography
photographs on his computer.
Alfredo Valls, 54, of 10446
225th Road, was arrested by
Sheriffs Lt. Wayne Musgrove
March 4 and charged with two
counts of sexual battery on a
child, two counts of lewd and
lascivious molestation of a
child, three counts of lewd and
lascivious battery of a child,
inducing sexual performance
of a child and possession of
child pornography. According
to a report by Musgrove, Valls

is alleged to have molested a
child between January of 2002
and October of 2004 \\hen
the abuse was reported. MNus-
grove said he executed ;.a
search warrant of Valls' com-
puter and
of child
phy pho-
tos that
in sexual Alfredo Valls
Valls is being held in the
Suwannee County Jail in lieu
of $500,000 bond.
Three other arrests were


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Switchboard, 386-362-1734
Fax, 386-364-5578
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
N Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122


If you have any questions or
concerns, contact us by phone or
make contact through the
Internet through our web site at

* Managing Editor,
Susan K. Lamb, ext. 131
* Sports, Reporter,
Janet Schrader-Seccafico, ext. 134
M Reporter,
Yvette Hannon, ext. 130
* Editorial Clerk,
Marsha Hitchcock, ext. 132

* Retail Advertising Manager,
Monja Robinson, ext, 105
* Advertising Representative,
Bill Regan, ext. 107
* Advertising Representative,
Joel Turner, ext. 109
* Advertising Representative,
Kathy Sasser, ext. 160
* Classified Advertising Manager /
Telesales Ad Representative,
Myrtle Parnell, ext. 103
E Classified/Legal,
Louise Sheddan, ext. 102

,i,Circulation Manager,
Angie Sparks,,,ext. 152
* Circulation-
Service Hours, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Subscription Rates,
In-county, $30 Out-of-county, $40

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Serving Suwannee
County Since 1884

The Suwannee Democrat, published
Wednesday and Friday.
Periodicals postage paid at
Live Oak, FL 32064. Business located
at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak,
FL. Publication number 530180.

Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate is
$30 in county, $40 out of county and
$40 out of state. Subscribe online at

Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Letters, comments and opinions on
the Viewpoint & Opinions page are
not necessarily those of the
management/ownership of the
Suwannee Democrat.

Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed 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
writer's 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.


Arrest Rec

Editor's note: The Suwan-
nee Democrat prints the entire
arrest record each week. If
your name appears here and
you are later found not guilty
or the charges are dropped,
we will be happy to make note
of this in the newspaper when
judicial proof is presented to
us by you or the authorities.
The following abbreviations
are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee County
Sheriffs Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police De-
FDLE-Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
FHP-Florida Highway Pa-
DOT-Department of Trans-
P and P-Probation and Pa-
role '
Marcli 3, Todd Anthony
Gerbitz, 34, Orlando, return
for court, SCSO S. Law.
March 3, Danille Mc-
Cauley, 26, Branford, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of trafficking in stolen
property, grand theft, LOPD
S. Riggs.
March 3, Duane William
Morgan, 20, Wellborn, bur-
glary of structures, grand theft
III, burglary conveyance, petit
theft of o% er $1 0, FHP R.D.
March 3, Vernon Scott
Thompson, 38, Lake City, vio-
lation of probation on original
charge of possession of co-
caine, SCSO S. Law.
March 3, Helen Virginia
Williams, 33, Lake City, vio-
lation of probation on original
charge of possession of co-
caine, LOPD K. Hurst.
March 4, William Louis
Brown, 55, Live Oak, driving
under the influence, failure to
sign summons - four counts,
LOPD M. Joseph.
March 4, Manuel Arambula
Fileto, 32, 1405 NE Dual St.,
Lot 1, no drivers license, FHP
R. McLendon.
March 4, Bonnie Sue Gon-
zales, 35, 201 NW Irving
Ave., Lot 4, sentenced to one
weekend, SCSO H. Tucker.
March 4, Adam Andrew
Hughes, 22, Branford, sen-
tenced to one Weekend, SCSO
H. Tucker.
March 4, Clyde Jenkins Jr.,
53, sentenced to one weekend,
SCSO H. Tucker.
March 4, Evangeline Denise

Jones, 38, 1530 Railroad Ave.,
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of controlled substance,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia, SCSO M. Clark.
March 4, Duane Eugene
Litteral, 58, New Port Richey,
violation of probation on orig-
inal charge of attempted bur-
glary of a dwelling, SCSO S.
March 4, David Lamar
Mobley, 47, 7853 139th Dri-
ve, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked - knowing-
ly, possession of drug para-
phernalia, LOPD D. Slaugh-
March 4, Danny Mott, 60,
1307 Howard Street, West, vi-
olation of probation on origi-
nal charge of carrying a con-
cealed weapon, driving while
license suspended or revoked,
P an P P. Blair.
March 4, Heddrick Christo-
pher Smith, 19, 12910 US 90
West, Lot 59, violation of pro-
bation on original charge of
burglary of a structure, SCSO
S. Law.
March 4, Alfredo Valls, 54,
10446 225th Rd., sexual bat-
tery on a child - two counts,
lewd/lascivious molestation of
a child - two.counts, lewd/las-
civious battery of a child -
three counts, inducing sexual
performance of children,, pos-
session of child pornography,
SCSO W. Nlusgwroe.
March 5, Steven Wayne
Alexander, 43, Lake City, dri-
ving under the influence, FHP
E.R. Williams.
March 5, Michael Todd
Cole, 34, Lake City, resisting
law enforcement officer with-
out violence, uttering forged
instrument - six counts (Madi-
son County), LOPD A.
March 5, Amando Bautista
Gallardo 37, 1101 Second"
Street, NW, no drivers license,
LOPD C. Tompkins.
March 5, Fredrick Howard
Johnson, 64, Branford, viola-
tion of injunction for protec-
tion, SCSO G. Jernigan.
March 5, Vernacio Blas
Martinez, 32, 319 Carver
Ave., aggravated battery,
LOPD J. Rountree.
March 5, Michael Lee
Thomas, 28, Lake City, viola-
tion of probation on original
charges of conspiracy of man-
ufacture methamphetamine,
grand theft III, SCSO H.

March 6, Samuel Jefferson
Singletary, 26, Mayo, driving
under the influence, SCSO B.
March 6, Robert Daniel
Wintle, 27, 13764 92nd Ter-
race, improper exhibition of
firearm, SCSO D. Watson.
March 7, Richard David
Boyd, 39, Aventura, failure to
appear on original charge of
driving while license suspend-
ed, SCSO S. Law.
March 7, Scott William
Boyd, 34, 216 Piedmont
Street, battery domestic vio-
lence, SCSO S, Law.
March 7, Michael Dewayne
Hughes, 19, warrant on origi-
nal charge of petit theft, SCSO
L. Willis.
March 7, Robert Lee Jack-
son, 41, Lakewood Apts. No.
25, warrant on original charge
of battery, SCSO L. Willis.
March 7, Troy Roland
Lessard, 31, 7028 59th Drive,
driving while license suspend-
ed - knowingly, resisting offi-
cer, false name, theft - license
plate, LOPD D. Slaughter.
March 7, Jayne Ellis Porter,
44, 15410 N. CR 349, driving
under the influence, LOPD K.
March 7, Altimeka Presley,
29, 838 NW Drive, criminal
mischief, LOPD M. Joseph.
March 7, Edward Lee Riley,
50, 504 Clay Street, violation
of probation on original
charge of possession of co-
caine, possession of parapher-
nalia, P and PA. Tolle.
March 7, Brian D.
Williamson, 38, 14360 104th
St., violation of probation on
original charges of attempted
battery with a firearm, pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance, grand theft III - speci-
fied' ;propenty,';P.; and: P ,H.
Pearson. ,,'
March 7, Chris Woodson II,
26, 106 Miller' St., violation
of probation on original
charge of burglary of a
dwvelling, grand theft (Jeffer-
son County), P and PA. Tolle.

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Vivid Visions, Inc. yard sale
March 11-12
Vivid Visions, Inc.; yard
sale fund-raiser; March 11-12;
7 a.m.-2 p.m.; warehouse on
Gold Kist Blvd., Live Oak;
look for signs; Info: 386-364-
Buy tickets now!
SpringFest March 24-27
The annual SpringFest will
be held at the Spirit of Suwan-
nee Music Park (SOSMP)
March 24-27 with more than
7,000 expected to attend to
hear more than 40 entertain--
ers. The park is localed four
miles north of Interstate 10 on
US 129 north next to the fa-
mous Suwannee River.
Among the performers this
year will be The ,Bela Fleck
Acoustic Trio, Rodney Crow-
ell with Bryan Sutton and
Casey Driessen, Donna the
Buffalo, Vassar Clements, Pe-
ter Rowan and Tony Rice, Guy
Clark, Verlon Thompson, Jim
Lauderdale, Laura Love Band,
The Duhks, Reeltime Travel-
ers, Darol Anger and Mike
Marshall and many, many oth-
ers. If you would like to check
out the: 'schedule; i names! 'of
performers, " camping .,,or
overnight possibilities, go to or
to Tick-
ets and other information is
also available by calling the
SOSMP at 386-364-1683.
Register now!
Voluntary Prekindergarten
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Gateway; Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK); Chil-
dren four on or before Sept. 1,
are eligible to receive 540
hours of developmentally ap-
propriate preschool instruction
free this coming school year
(beginning in August).
Info/registration: Enrollment
Manager Jamie Witzman, 386-
752-9770, ext. 24 or Gateway
Executive Director Dr.
Thomas Logan, ext. 12.
Buy tickets now!
Suwannee County
Cattlemen's Association
Heifer Raffle
Suwannee County Cattle-
men's Association Heifer Raf-
fle. Tickets $1 each. Proceeds'
support Beef Heifer. Show.
Drawing at Suwannee CounIty

Fair in March. Info or tick-
ets:Dottie Barfuss, 386-364-
3266 or Joe Jordan, 386-362-
Register now!
Suwannee Parks &
Recreation offers Umpire
Clinic March 19
Suwannee Parks & Recre-
ation; volunteer umpires need-
ed for Babe Ruth program;
free, one-day Umpire Clinic;
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, First Federal Sport-
splex; season: April-May; All-
star games: June-July. Volun-
teer positions open: coaches,
assistant coaches, team moms,
concession workers, team
sponsors and scorekeepers;
training available; Info: 386-
Submit by March 11
NFCC students, alumni
North Florida Community
College's (NFCC) literary and
arts magazine, the "Sentinel
Review," invites all NFCC
students, employees and alum-
ni to enter poetry, fiction and
pen and ink artwork by March
11. Info: Linda Brown, 850-
- 973-9456,'t r,; :, , .-. or, or,'JTQhn
Grosskopf, 850-973-9455,
RSVP by March 12
School bus drivers former
and retired are invited to re-
tirement celebration
All former and retired
Suwannee County school bus
drivers are invited to help cel-
ebrate the retirement of Hugh
Mills and Diana Evans. Cele-
bratiion at 6 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, Sheryl's Buffet, 515
SW Fifth Street, Live Oak.
Tickets: $12.50 per person.
RSVP by March 12 or for info:
Marianne Wood, 386-364-
3575; Pete Sneed, 386-362-
2122; Joan Fewox, 386-776-
2555; Pat Bryant, 386-776-
2231; or0 Karen Willis - 386-
Register Now!
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation March 15
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 15, (third
Tuesday of every month), Hos-
pice of the Suwannee Valley,
618 SW FL Gateway Drive,
Lake City. Info/registration:
Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.

Senior Citizens
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Senior Citizens Day at the

Suwannee County Fair

A Free luncheon will be


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Come enjoy the exhibits,

animals, and entertainment

Lunch will be served

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Notice is hereby given that I, Tony Cameron,
as sheriff of Suwannee County Florida, will
offer a sale a number of vehicles at Public
Auction to the highest cash bidder on Saturday,
March 12, 2005 at the hour of 10 A.M. at the
parking lot of the Old Mizell Farm & Garden
Center 302 S.W. Pine Street, Live Oak, Florida

Tony Cameron, Sheriff
Suwannee County, Florida 148614JRS-F






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obtaining the proper permit-
Felicia Perry went to the
County Commission seeking
relief from a fine levied on her
home she purchased off No-
bles Ferry Road (CR 249) re-
cently. She said she didn't
construct a carport that was
found to have been built with-
out permits before she and her
husband bought the property
and felt she shouldn't be fined.
"We're being fined, and we
had nothing to do with it!" she
complained to the board.
The board attorney said
legally, it's just the opposite.
"They own the property,
they're responsible," Hal Airth
told the board.
Commissioner Doug Udell
questioned how county code
enforcement officer Barbara
Brown could not have noticed.
the violation prior to the Per-
ry's purchasing the property.
"How many people who live
out there look like you?"
Udell asked Perry, who is
black. "I don't think the right
person is being punished
here," Udell, who is also,
black, said. "I don't think you
should pay." Udell questioned
if the people who sold the
property should be the ones

fined, but Perry said she hasn't
been able to contact them.
Others questioned why the
Realtor didn't check into the
matter before selling the prop-
erty, but it was pointed out it
isn't the Realtor's job to make
sure all work done on a home
prior to sale was permitted.
"Unfortunately, the Perrys
are in the same situation as if
they had bought property
that's contaminated," said
Airth. Airth said the Perrys
would be responsible (unless)
if they can locate the former
owners and get them to pay or
file a civil action. If the own-
ers who sold to Perry didn't
build the carport, they can
seek civil remedy, Airth said.
It was then learned that Per-
ry had not been before the
zoning board on the matter so
the Commission could no
longer discuss the matter. Per-
ry was instructed to get on the
agenda of the zoning board
and deal with the issue there
"I think everybody in my
district gets one of these," said
Commission Chairman Billy
Maxwell about the fine notice.
"I'm for you, and we'll do all
we can to help you if we can."
"It's not the intent of our
code enforcement officers to
punish people," County Coor-

dinator Johnny Wooley told
commissioners later regarding
the Perry issue. He said Perry
should hire someone to do a
home inspection and then fix
the problems associated with
the addition, pay the double
fee and be through with the
matter. "She doesn't like the
remedies," he said, but added
the 'county has tried to help
Perry deal with the issue.
Maxwell disagreed with
Wooley. "I have a problem
with a double fee inspection
when she had nothing to do
with it."
Susan K. Lamb may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 131 or by mailing
susan. lamb @ gaflnews. com.

Continued From Page 1A

Wooley said there were
some trees down on county
roads but no structural dam-
age. there was structural
damage to the old livestock
market on north Houston, as
the storm moved across the
city, Nobles Ferry Road and
CR 795.
By morning the sun was
out and the storm had moved
on into the Atlantic, but left
behind high winds.


Continued From Page 1A

enlarge the current outpatient
clinic, a pharmacy, dental
clinic, and provide expanded
outpatient rehabilitation ser-
Lecture rooms will be used
for medical students and doc-
tors from the Florida State
University's College of Medi-
cine in Tallahassee. ACV and
FSU-College of Medicine
have developed an alliance
that will assist the College of
Medicine in fulfilling their
goal of serving rural commu-
nities and their presence will
provide needed services to
the clinic and Village resi-

Dr. Nasseer Masoodi, ACV
chief of medical services said,
"This clinic will add new di-
mensions in meeting the fast
growing medical needs of the
Dowling Park community, and
Village residents.
. The clinic will be located in
close proximity to Good
Samaritan Center and Dacier
Manor behind the Pomeroy
and Jerry Lynn Carter Village
ACV Vice President of
Health Care Services Sandra
Hugg, stated the location of
the clinic is a plus for nursing
and assisted living patients.
"We have had to transport res-
idents by van to the clinic for
tests, etc. With the new clinic,

we can take them by wheel-
chair, saving time and energy
by both staff and residents,"
Hugg said.
Once the clinic is in opera-
tion, other components of the
master development plan will
take shape, such as renova-
tions to Phillips Dining Room,
refurbishing the old clinic site
for needed office space and
construction of a woodwork-
ing and lapidary shop. �
ACV Vice President of Vil-
lage Properties Jim Schenck
said construction will begin in
late May.
Yvette Hannon may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
1734 ext. 130 or by mailing
yvette. hannon @gaflnews. com.

A TWIST OF METAL: A twist of metal is all that remains of tents and.canopies at Suwannee Empo-
rium Flea Market on Walker Ave after strong winds and heavy rains passed through early Tuesday
March 8. Old Glory stands strong amongst the twisted ruble. - Photo:Yvette Hannon

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Success to quality, affordable healthcare is a
critical part of American life. Unfortu-
nately, over 45 million Americans are cur-
rently uninsured and thereby denied access
to quality care. The rising costs of healthc'are, lack of ad-
equate insurance, and equitable access to that care are
some of the toughest issues facing Congress and our na-
tion in the 21 st, Century.
During the past few years, my constituents have con-
sistently voiced similar concerns about the availability,
affordability and quality of healthcare in North Florida. I
have been active in tackling these problems on a nation-
al level by working on issues such as prescription drugs,
Medicare reimbursement rates, and medical malpractice
reform. Although much more needs to be done in Wash-
ington, there is more that we can do at home as well. For
this. rasoin,.I h1 'ted .1 45. city lie.ialtriicare' tour- across
North Florida last week to start a dialogue within our
communities on healthcare. By bringing the community
together, we will be able to turn these conversations into
workable plans to help our citizens receive the quality
healthcare they need and deserve.
With 15 healthcare community meetings from Live
Oak to Santa Rosa Beach, no healthcare issue was left
untouched. I have taken the concerns expressed by my
constituents, members of the medical community, and
area healthcare providers to help identify the local prob-
lems and resources unique to each community.
Many citizens in rural areas expressed the need for bet-
ter access to healthcare facilities with improved local
ambulance service and timelier transfers to major hospi-
tals. These are problems that we as a community can
tackle. County commissioners', other local leaders, mem-
bers of the medical community and citizens must come
together to develop a comprehensive strategy for enhanc-
ing healthcare opportunities for everyone. The city of
Apalachicola has taken the first step by establishing a
committee to address healthcare issues in their area.
With representatives from local government and the area
hospital as well as consumers, the 16-person committee
will work to solve healthcare problems locally, and I urge
other communities to follow suit. Through collaborative
community efforts, healthcare concerns that seem insur-
mountable can become much more approachable.
In areas like Panama City and Tallahassee, the meet-
ings centered on the issues of medical malpractice and
more affordable healthcare with the high cost of pre-
scription drugs. These are national issues that Congress
must address. I will continue to work in Washington to
reform medical malpractice law and help our seniors get
the prescription drugs they need at a reasonable price. In
January of 2006, the Medicare Prescription Drug Act will
go into effect to alleviate some of the burden of high pre-
scription drugs costs. Although this plan is not perfect
and will inevitably require modifications in the future, it
is a step in the right direction toward affordable pre-
scription drug costs for our seniors.
The United States sets the world standard for quality
medical care. The excellence and expertise of our med-
ical system helps patients survive illnesses that once
would have been fatal. Good physical and mental health-
care are essential.for children to learn in school,, for our
nation's employees to be productive at work, and for our
senior citizens to enjoy their well-deseryed retirements..
I implore the residents of North Florida to participate in
planning the future of our healthcare system. Please
know that I am working towards these goals in Washing-
ton, but I also ask that our citizens come together in their
communities. If we all work together to recognize the
problems and resources available, then we will also be
able to find the answers and implement responsible and
effective solutions. We must work together to make
healthcare accessible and affordable for all Americans,
because our nation's strength depends on the health of its

Please address letters to:
Letters To The Editor, Suwannee Democrat,
PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please include your name, full address and daytime
phone number. We ask this so we can varify your letter
and discuss any questions about it with you.

th week in the democrat

'arch is here and time marches
Son... This month came in
i- .. like a lamb and according to
myth or legend it should go out like a lion,
- and, since Easter is early this year (the old
. .- .. :-:- timer is coming out in me) you know to
expect cold weather up until then. I don't
. .. know many more colloquialisms, except
it's no blarney there's St. Patrick's Day in between, so break out the
green duds and look for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Students from Suwannee middle and high schools gathered to-
gether Feb. 23 at Lake City Community College to display their sci-
ence projects in the fields of biology, chemistry, microbiology,
physics, environmental science and engineering. Winners of the sci-
ence fair will go on to represent their schools at the Florida State Sci-
ence and Engineering Fair in Orlando April 6 - 8. See details and
photos, page 11A.
In next Wednesday's North Florida Focus section St. Paddy's Day
will be celebrated. Even if you aren't Irish, you can always partici-
pate in March 17 St. Patrick's Day festivities. But it's even better to
celebrate it when you know how the holiday came to be. Watch for
it! There'll be a test!
Each year Shands at Live Oak hosts a special Easter egg hunt, and
this year is no exception. The hospital will host the annual event on
March 19 and to herald the arrival of the special day we will have an
Easter coloring page for the little tykes the Wednesday before. Be
sure to get your copy and be sure to make the egg hunt part of your
Easter celebration.
Spring and home improvement seem to go hand in hand, look for
our home improvement feature pages in the March 30 Suwannee De-
But, both before and after that, watch the pages of the Suwannee
Democrat and listen to the Big 98 for the "Ultimate Suwannee Riv-
er Jam Give-a-way." Details will be coming Friday, but let me just
tell you, the prizes are super, some are not even available for pur-
chase to the everyday Joe (Joanne). If you want this super prize pack-
age to be yours ... keep reading.
Myra C. Regan, publisher
Suwannee Democrat
P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064
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O0ne of the many things that makes
me proud of our community is
how we truly care for each other. That
was certainly evident as the community
spirit overflowed Monday, March 7 when
Pizza Hut graciously donated 20 percent
of its proceeds to
the Hayley Free-
-. man family. Four-
month-old Hayley
is heroically fight-
ing infant leukemia
at Shands Hospital
at the University of
Florida and friends
of her parents,
Hayley Freeman working with Pizza
Hut, engineered a
huge turnout of folks wanting to do
something for this precious child. I for
one bought pizzas and waited nearly two
hours from order to delivery because the
demand was so huge that night. When
you drove up to the restaurant you knew
something wonderful was happening,
cars were backed up into the street, peo-
ple were waiting for tables and take-out
customers stood three deep in lines just
to get their orders. All of this to show
love and support for this family. Hayley's
parents are full of unending hope and
courage and all their friends and even
strangers are there to uphold and support
them. This is truly what small towns are
about and it makes me proud once again
to call Live Oak home. Special thanks to
Pizza Hut, Kelly Wooley, Jennie Sam-
mons, Julie Ulmer and Ann Avery for all
they did to make this happen, be sure to
see their photo, page lA and more in the
March 11 Suwannee Democrat.

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More Social Security deceit

A fortnight ago, I explained some
of the congressional deceit that has
become part and parcel of Social Se-
curity. One was the 1936 promise of
maximum wages subject to Social-
Security tax of three percent -
$3,000 - which, controlling for in-
flation, comes to roughly $22,000 in
2005. The promise would have
meant that $700 would be today's
maximum so-called employee So-

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cial Security tax.
Another lie was that there was a Social Security account
with your money in it to which you had rights. There's no
such account, plus, according to two U.S. Supreme Court
cases - Helvering v. Davis (1937) and Fleming v. Nestor
(1960) - you have no legal right, in the sense of a contract,
to Social Security payments.
There's more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Se-
curity. Congress tells us that one half (6.2 percent) of the So-
cial Security tax is paid by employees and the other half paid
by employers. The truth of the matter is that all of it (12.4
percent) is paid by employees. You say, "What! It says on my
pay stub that I pay 6.2 percent." Let's look at it.
Suppose you hire me at $6 an hour. From that $6 an hour,
you must deduct 35 cents in Social Security tax and add 35
cents of so-called employer contribution. Here's the big ques-
tion: What is your hourly cost to hire me? If you said $6.35,
go to the head of the class. Now comes the bigger question.
If it cost you $6.35 an hour to hire me, what must be the min-
imum value of my contribution to your company's output? If
you said $6.35, again, go to the head of the class. If you said
that the value of my hourly output had to be $6, our agreed-
upon wage, you'd be losing money and soon would be out of
business because my hourly cost would exceed my hourly
The fiction that employees and employers each pay half of
Social Security taxes has survived since 1936 for two rea-
sons. First, it was meant to' disguise the true tax imposed, and
second, it promises something for nothing - a free lunch.

to the Social Security

And, when it comes to the promise
of a free lunch, employers paying
half, gullibility reigns supreme.
There's more deceit and dishon-
esty. In 1950, I was 14 years old and
applied for a work permit for an af-
ter-school job. One of the require-
ments was to obtain a Social Secu-
rity card. In bold letters on my So-
cial Security card are the words:
"For Social Security Purposes -
Not For Identification." According
administration website, "This legend

was removed as part of the design changes for the 18th ver-
sion of the card, issued beginning in 1972." That statement
assumes that we're idiots. We're asked to believe that the sole
purpose of the removal was for design purposes. The fact that
our Social Security number was going to become a major
identification tool had nothing to do with getting rid of the
There's a moral dimension to Social Security that few have
the guts to address. What moral principle, consistent with lib-
erty, justifies forcing a person to set aside a certain portion of
his weekly earnings for retirement and jailing him if he fails
to comply? Retirement isn't the only important item for
which we should budget. How about a congressional mandate
that we set aside a certain portion of our weekly earnings for
housing, food, entertainment or our children's education?
Were Congress to propose a measure that would require each
American to set aside a portion of his weekly earnings for
these items, most of us would see it as tyranny. Pray tell,
what's the difference in principle for a congressional mandate
that requires setting aside earnings for retirement versus a
mandate setting aside earnings for housing or our children's
Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George
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Black - Ryals

plan March 18 vows
Ashley and Amy Black are happy to announce the marriage
of their mother, Tammy Lou Black, to Daniel Owen Ryals.
The wedding ceremony will take place at the Live Oak
Garden Club, Eleventh Street, Live Oak, at 7 p.m. in the
evening on Friday, March 18, 2005. A reception will follow
at the same location. Local invitations will not be sent. All
family and friends are invited to attend.

R. Braxton Dees Jr. and Stacie Lynne Wright

Wright - Dees

to wed May 14
The parents of Stacie Lynne Wright and R. Braxton Dees
Jr. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of
their children.
The bride-elect's parents are Janet Lynne Wright of Cler-
mont and Joseph Phillips Wright Jr. of Salisbury, Md. She is
a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. where she
received a BS degree in management information systems
and is employed by Home Depot, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.
The future groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.
Dees of Live Oak. He is a graduate of the University of
North Florida in Jacksonville where he received a BS degree
in corporate finance and is employed by SunTrust Banks,
Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.
The wedding ceremony is set for May 14, 2005 in Atlanta, Ga.

Williams - Hughes
Lindsey Marie Williams and Alfred Lloyd Hughes III re-
mind you of their wedding day, Saturday, March 12, 2005, at
3 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park in White Springs.

Ring - Humphrey
Teagan Humphrey would like to remind you of the upcom-
ing marriage of her parents, Heather Ring, and James
The ceremony will take place on March 12, at 5 p.m., at
the Live Oak Church of God, 9828 US 129 South. Reception
to follow at the Suwannee Country Club, US 90 East, Live
Oak. All friends and family are welcome.

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SHS Class of 1954

2005 Beach Bash
The Suwannee High School, Live Oak, graduating class of
1954 is having a Beach Bash at Jacksonville Beach, Monday-
Wednesday, April 4-6, at the Sea Horse Oceanfront Inn. All class
members are invited to the three-day gathering.
Last April, 2004 the group, with 88 in attendance, celebrated
its 50th anniversary with a three-day reunion at Camp Weed
Conference Center, Live Oak. A luncheon was held last Novem-
ber, 2004, with 35 attending.
For more information regarding the Beach Bash, contact Ken
Voyles, 352-861-8650 or Erma Evans-Parker, 904-221-1203.
WHO: SHS Class of 1954
WHAT: Beach Bash
WHEN: Monday-Wednesday, April 4-6
WHERE: Sea Horse Oceanfront Inn, Jacksonville Beach
CONTACT: Ken Voyles, 352-861-8650 or Erma Evans-
Parker, 904-221-1203

Thore PDonations needed for Pregnancy Crisis
John Fletcher Davidson, Jr. and Nina Ruth GrossDo tio snPrgn cyCrisis
Anthony Ray Martin and Donna Michelle Downs Center yard sale scheduled for May
I 00th Birthday Party for The Pregnancy Crisis Center staff are beginning preparations
for its annual yard sale to be held on May 13.
They are now accepting donations of good, clean quality
Naomi Mallory Dennard household items and clothing.
A 100th birthday party for Naomi Mallory Dennard of Dowl- Items may be dropped off at the Center's location at 212 Pied-
ing Park, formerly of Wellborn, will be held Saturday, March 12, mont St., or for more information call 386-330-2229.
2005 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at The Pregnancy Crisis Center is a non-profit organization op-
973 S. Marion Ave. in Lake City. rating 100 percent on private donations, serving the needs of
Dennard taught school for 37 years, 17 of those years she over 1,000 women and babies in crisis situations alone last year.
taught first grade in Wellborn. .. . .. . . " .
Dennard's family members would like to invite all family, ,
friends, fellow teachers and students to celebrate this great mile- y

If you would like additional information contact Emily I
Roberts at 386-752-7384. 'i di. r

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Happy 1 st Birthday

Sarah Christine Sheppard

March 12
You are our "Little Angel" and we all love you very much.
Mom, Dad, Granny, Papa, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins

Sarah Christine Sheppard

Marriage applications

for Feb. 1-28
Nikki Nakema Riley and Tiffany Jeanine Hall
Roger Wayne Holcomb and Reba Jeannette McCall
Theodore Frederick Richardson and Bonnie Lee Burden
Matthew James Newsome and Ramona Denise Lumpkins
Jethro Smith and Carolyn Sanchious Westbrook
Jason Andrew Smith and Leslie Nicole Howard
John Paul Young and Lavonda Kay Dispain
David Lee Spencer and Liza Mae Williams
Wayland Derek Manning and Julie Roberts Beck
Alfred Lloyd Hughes III and Lindsey Marie Williams
Wilman Ediberto Lopez and Tina Marie Tidwell
Robert Vanburen Hughes and Christina Nichole Hempstead
James Arthur Williams and Theresa Rita Underwood
Leroy Stacey Jr. and Mary Lanell Mceady
Joshua Daniel Anderson and Christie Danielle Kirby
Marvin Leon Jerkins and Rita Lynn Willoughby
Eric Clifford Williams and Stephanie Lynn Wiggins

Suwannee County Emergency Management
will hold a Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting
on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 in the
Suwannee County Emergency Operations
Center commencing at 2 p.m.
This meeting will allow the public and
LMS working group to discuss and approve
the 3rd deliverable. Suwannee County is
encouraging participation by agencies at
all levels, local residents, businesses and
nonprofit sector in the mitigation planning
and implementation process. If interested
or for further information call 364-3405.

S,, ,Friday, March 11
! , il at 7:00 p.m.
4%.0. WInternational Extravaganza;
f" VSU Front lawn Lowndes
',. HS Jazz Band, Parade of
Nations, International
Entertainment. Fireworks.
(Food available by
SVSU Food Services)

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13
Festival open in Drexel Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
International Village with costumes, displays, food and
entertainment ', -:-'- ,i', i
Plein Air Event: Artists painting in the park
Vendors: Arts & Crafts, Food, Commercial & Non-Profit
Kidzone: Inflatable attractions, climbing wall. bungee
jump, pony rides, carriage rides. Sheriffs Dept.. Humane
Society. YMCA Gymnastics. ATA Karate, train ride, petting
zoo. Home Depot kids' hands-on experience, radar-
detected fast-pitch and more!
The Fearless Floares Circus & Thrill Show: In Drexel Park,
KidZone area; Three performances. Saturday only.
Music: Stage One Saturday- Strawberry Nixon
Sunday- gospel groups: Ward Trio.
Millhous Quartet, Neu1 Tradition,
Dexter Sharper & Friends
Stage Two Saturday & Sunday-
International Entertainment
First Aid Station: Provided by the Valdosta Chapter of the
, American Red Cross and VSU nursing students,
Parking: Parking allowed in all VSU lots.
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June Cleste Steedley
July 11, 1937 -
March 5, 2005
tune Cleste Steedley,
67, of Melrose, passed
away Saturday, March
5, 2005, at E.T. York Hospice
Care Center in Gainesville fol-
lowing a short illness. Born in
Houston on July 11, 1937, she
was a longtime area resident.
Steedley was a member of
Trinity Baptist Church of Key-
stone Heights. She was a re-
tired registered nurse serving
the Veterans Administration
Hospital. Steedley was a mem-
ber of the Red Hats, founded
the Lake Geneva Women's
Club, was a member of the
Keystone Heights Women's
Club, and the Melrose
Women's Club, was one of the
founders of Union County Sin-
gles Club and was the current
District Volunteer of the Year
for the Women's Club.
Survivors include her
daughter, Carol Martin of
Waycross, Ga.; her son, James
W. Steedley of Blackshear,
Ga.; sisters, Dorothy White of
Ft. Myers and Joan Long of
Live Oak; grandchildren, Kyle'
Martin, Brad Tuten and Brandi
Tuten; and great-grandson,
Bailey Tuten.
Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday,
March 9, 2005, in the DeWitt
C. Jones Chapel, Keystone
Heights. Interment will be in
Waters Cemetery, Pierce, Ga.
at 4 p.m.
Jones Funeral Home of Key-
stone Heights is in charge of
all arrangements.

Charles "Trig" Pafford
May 10, 1950 -
March 5, 2005

harles "Trig" Paf-
ford, 54, of Live
Oak, passed away on
Saturday, May 5, 2005, in the
Lake City Medical Center. The
Lake City native moved to
Live Oak from Jasper in 1993
and %as a truck drner
Survivors include his wife,
Carol Pafford of Live Oak, his
mother, Joy Smith and step-fa-
ther, Walter Smith Sr. of Bran-
ford; two daughters, Kimberly
Pafford and Pamela Pafford,
both of Fort White; two step-
daughters, Becky Miles and
Elizabeth Sullivan, both of
Lake City; one step-son, Kurt
Sullivan of Live Oak; two sis-

ters, Ann Rogers and Lynn
Ward, both of Live Oak; one
brother, Walter Smith Jr. of
Gainesville; and six grandchil-
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 11 a.m., today,
Wednesday, March 9, at
Daniels Memorial Chapel,
Live Oak, with the Rev. Jerry
Owens officiating. Interment
will follow in Prospect Baptist
Church Cemetery, White
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak is in charge of all

William B. Bennett Sr.
Jan. 26, 1916 -
March 5, 2005

I ' illiam B. Bennett
Sr., 89, of Port
Richey, passed
away on Sunday, March 5,
2005, at Regional Medical
Center Bayonet Point, Hudson.
Born in Rebecca, Ga., he
moved to Pasco County 62
years ago from Jacksonville
and moved to McAlpin in
1998 from New Port Richey.
He was the owner of Pasco
Concrete Company in New
Port Richey from 1954-1969.
Bennett was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son,
William B. Bennett Jr. of Port
Richey; one daughter, Dot
Cruce of Port Charlotte; one
brother, Duane Bennett of
Oakridge, Tenn.; one sister,
Martha Lou Ross of Benica,
Calif.; three grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Faupel Funeral Home, Inc.,
Port Richey was in charge of
all arrangements.

Vivian Daugharty Lee
Jan. 6, 1929 -
March 2, 2005

I/ ivian Daugharty
Lee, 76, of Live
Oak, passed away
on March 2, 2005, at North
Florida Regional Hospital in
Gainesville. Born in DeLand,
ste lived ait$i2 life in DeLeon
Springs and Lake County be-
fore moving to Live Oak in
Suwannee County in 2000.
Lee retired in 1981 as a pro-
duction inspector with Sher-
wood Medical in DeLand. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church, DeLeon Springs and
the Order of Easter Star Chap-
ter 19 of Eustis, where she was
a past matron, also, serving as

an advisor with the Rainbow
Girls. Lee was a 1948 graduate
of DeLand High School. She
was a member of the Cattle
Woman's Association in
Suwannee County and Volusia
County. Lee was a Pink Lady
at Shands Hospital in
Survivors include her. sons,
Tommy Lee of Atlanta, Ga.
and Eddie Lee of Live Oak;
her daughter, Linda Boyette of
Georgia; sister, Willa Mae
Campbell of DeLeon Springs;
six grandchildren; and 4 great-
Allen-Summerhill Funeral
Home, DeLand, was in charge
of all arrangements.

Rosa "R.V." Carroll
Feb. 4, 1915 -
March 6, 2005

g osa "R.V." Carroll
Singletary, 90, of
Mayo, passed away
Sunday, March 6, 2005, after a
short illness. The Suwannee.
County native retired after 20
years as a housekeeper at Ad-
vent Christian Village, Dowl-
ing Park, was a charter mem-
ber, of Bethel Creek Baptist
Church, Lafayette County, for
50 years. She enjoyed quilting,
gardening and her grandchil-
dren. Singletary was preceded
in death by her husband, Jam-
mie S. Singletary.
Survivors include two
daughters, Betty (Arnold)
Hays and Lucille (Tommy)
Varnes, both of Cross City;
two sons, Lavon (Libby) Sin-
gletary and Jeffery .(Susan)
Singletary, both of Mayo; one
sister, Adell Ross of Live Oak;
one brother, Herman Carroll of
Live Oak; nine grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday,
March 8, at Bethel Creek Bap-
tist Church with the Rev. Sher-
wood Sawyer and the Rev.
Quincy Simmons officiating..
Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes of
Live Oak was in charge of all

Ernestine M. Green
April 27, 1923 -
March 2, 2005

i rnestine M. Green,
81, of Lake City,
Or passed away Wednes-
day, March 2, 2005, in North
Florida Regional Medical Cen-
ter, Gainesville. The McAlpin
native retired from Florida Ju-
nior College, Jacksonville,
where she worked as a clerk as
well as a teacher of the crimi-
nal justice system. She was a

member of Southside Baptist
Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include four
daughters, Gwen (David)
Stephens of Branford, M.
Gayle Hawkins of Jack-
sonville, Barbara K. (Danny)
Marinelli of Penryn, Calif. and
Caron J. Green of Lake City;
one son, Michael J. (Linda)
Green of Lake City; three sis-
ters, Myrle Dasher of
McAlpin, Geneva Herring of
De Leon Springs and Rosa Lee
Bums of Live Oak; six broth-
ers, J.N. Croft of McAlpin,
Laverne and Darrell Croft,
both of Ocala and Danny, Fer-
rell and Dean Croft, all of
Dunnellon; 10 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Saturday,
March 5, at Daniels Memorial
Chapel, Live Oak, with the
Rev. Mike Brown officiating.
Interment followed in Mt. Pis-
gah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak was in charge of all

Cecil Anderson
Dec. 15, 1934 -
March 2, 2005

/ ecil Anderson, 70, of
McAlpin, passed
away Wednesday,
March 2, 2005, at his home.
The Genoa native moved to
McAlpin from Lake City in
1961, was a U.S. Marine Re-
serve veteran, farmer and
sportsman. He was a member
of Friendship Baptist Church,
Live Oak.
Survivors include his wife,
Delores Anderson of McAlpin;
three daughters, Carolyn
(Richard) Lawson of Mayo.
and Susan (David) Bricker and
Donna (Robert) Smith, both of
Live Oak; three sons, Bill An-
derson of. McAlpin, Danny
(Pam) Anderson of Live Oak
and Jeffery (Christie) Ander-
son of McAlpin; 13 grandchil-
dren: and. one great-grand-
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 4:30 p:m., Saturday,
March 5, at Friendship Baptist
Church with the Rev. Robert
Carter and the Rev. David
Teems officiating. Interment
followed in the church ceme-
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak was in charge of all

Arthur W. Lawrence Jr.
March 17, 1931 -
Feb. 25, 2005.,

rthur W. Lawrence
Jr. 73, of McAlpin,
passed away at Kin-
dred Hospital, Green Cove

Springs, on Feb. 25, 2005, af-
ter a short illness. The Lutz na-
tive moved to McAlpin from
Tampa 18 years ago. He was a
machinist and attended Friend-
ship Baptist Church of Live
Survivors include his wife,
Phyllis Lawrence; four
daughters, Gwennette
Langston of Tampa, Judie
Hawver of Odessa, Regina
Mason of Wesley Chapel and
Maggie Evans of McAlpin;
one step-daughter, Kimberly
Cuscaden of Tampa; two
step-sons, Curtis Stricklen of

Jacksonville and Glen
Stricklen of Palm Coast; one
brother, P.L. Lawrence of
Plant City; seven grandchil-
dren, one great-grandchild;
and many nieces and
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 11 a.m., Monday,
Feb. 28, at the Friendship Bap-
tist Church with Rev. David
Teems officiating. Interment
followed at the church ceme-
Daniels Funeral Home, of
Live Oak was in charge of the'


Continued From Page 1A

made in unrelated cases. They
were David Allen Brantley,
20, of Williston, who was ar-
rested March 1 by Musgrove
and charged with sexual bat-
tery on a child and lewd act
upon a child. On the lewd acts
on a minor charge, Musgrove
said a juvenile female told
him that she had been molest-
ed by Howard when she was
ages six and seven when
Brantley was about 15. Re-
garding the sexual battery
charge, Musgrove said in
1996 and 1997 when Brantley
was 12 and 13 years of age, he
allegedly committed sex acts
with a six-year-old girl. A re-
duction for bond was granted
from $50,000 to $20,000 but
Brantley is still jailed in the
Suwannee County Jail.
David Stephan Mitchell, 44,
of 828 Floyd Street, was ar-
rested Feb. 28 by Live Oak
Police Det. Ron Shaw and

charged with sexual battery,
battery and failure to pay a
fine (Indian River Warrant).
Shaw said Mitchell was in
charge of a group home local-
ly where he allegedly battered
one client
he was in
charge of
and sexu-
ally bat-
tered an-
Shaw said
was the
only em- David Allen Brantley
plo yee
living in the group home with
the mentally challenged
clients when the abuses al-
legedly occurred.
On Feb. 28, Deputy Harry
Tucker arrested McArthur
Howard Jr., 20, of 617 East
Duval Street and charged him
with lewd act on a child. In-
formation was not available
on this case at press time.


Continued From Page 1A

speech, she received thunder-
ous applause and a startling
ovation. ,
Crews was chosen as the
2005 . Suwannee County
Teacher of the Year front "
among eight candidates from'
the Suwannee County School
system and was honored
along with those teachers at
the gala event attended by
more than 200 guests. Those.
teachers were surrounded by
proud principles, school
board members, colleagues
and family members during
the formal gala.
Each teacher of the year
were introduced by a past or
present student and then rem-,
iniced about the many rea-
sons they became a teacher.
These teachers was recog-
nized for their outstanding
achievements and contribu-
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students and to the communi-
The Suwannee Foundation
for Excellence Board recog-
nized and thanked local
businesses and their repre-
sentatives for their support
in promoting educational ex-
cellence ifri"Si\alnnee Coun-
Teachers of the Year Patri-
cia Brantley - Douglass Cen-
ter; Lisa McKinley - Suwan-
nee Middle School; Carl
Manna - Branford High
School; Marilyn Loges -
Suwannee High School;
Elverda Dunaway - Suwan-
nee Hamilton Technical
Center; Judy Dees - Suwan-
nee Elementary and Joseph
Eakins - Branford Elemen-
tary,- represent the best
Suwannee County has to of-
fer in the educational field.
i Cheryl Mae Brinson recog-
nized four teachers who re-
ceived their national certifi-
cation, which is equivalent to
a masters degree. Teachers
Melissa Woodrum, Tony
Greenburg, Scott Ware and
Roberta Richmond were giv-
en the Lynette Ricketson Na-
tional Certification Award for
their achievement.
Lauren and Lindsay
Michal presented a musical
tribute, "You Raise Me Up"
as a tribute to all teachers.
See Pages 8A and 9A in to-
day's Suwannee Democrat
for photos of the event.
Yvette Hannon may be
reached by calling 1-386-362-
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Beanie Brooks at the grill, Billie
Gettinger waiting tables, Don
Bridge as maitre'd and Joe
Bartlett greeter and ticket sales-
man. It was a full house with

March has five Thursdays and
that means the last Thursday
which is always Wellborn
Neighborhood Watch (WNW)
meeting night is on the 31st. This
is important because Sheriff
Tony Cameron is coming to the
March WNW meeting at the
Blake Lowe Building at 7 p.m.
(by the Wellborn park) to tell us
how he will keep his campaign
promises and assign special offi-
cers to our hometown. They
want to meet us, hear our voices
and help us to help them to main-
tain law order and' safety where
we live. Mark your calendar. It
will be good.
Doug Fisher doesn't like
heights, so when I stood in front
of the old McLeran store and
shouted up to him high on the
scaffolding which is now erected
in front of the store, Doug was
reluctant to turn around and tell
me what he was doing. He and
his brother are renovating the
building and will make it as au-
thentic as possible as they work
from an old photo given them by
Margaret McLeran Owens. Fish-
ers do nice work. The smaller
wood building on the CR 137
comer was moved from the
George Walters property and
granted new life by the Fisher
brothers. It is reminiscent of
Wellborn in the early 1900s.
They do restorations for the joy
of it.
The building on the comer of
C-10A and CR 137 at the blink-
er light is being restored to com-
mercial use again and the work
in progress is very promising.
Cathy Collins plans to have her
. Preferred Properties Real Estate
office there, and it will be first
The WCA Breakfast Club
workers this first Saturday were

International .IA.M.
Masons and Order of
Eastern Star, Lake City
presents a free
barbecue March 19
The International F.&A.M.
Masons and Order of Eastern Star
presents a free barbecue. The
event begins at 5 p.m. and goes
until we run out, on Saturday,
March 19, at the Lodge and
Chapter on SW Sisters Welcome
Road, off U.S. 90, Lake City.
Free barbecue sandwiches,
drinks, music and door prizes,
The event is open to anyone 21
and older. Bring a date, a friend or
a relative. Just come and make
sure you bring someone with you.
For more information, call
Karla, 386-752-6266 or 386-754-


Free tax help is available for
all taxpayers with middle and
low income,with special atten-
tion to those age 60 and older.
AARP Tax-Aide program is
administered through the AARP
Foundation. All Tax-Aide coun-
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received comprehensive training
in cooperation with the IRS.
Help is available now through
April 15th Tuesdays from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. at Community Pres-
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(across from the old Winn Dixie
Plaza Pinewood Street) and Sat-
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Please bring last years tax re-
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most of the regulars and a num-
ber of first timers, too. New pas-
tor at Wellborn Baptist, Dr. Don-
ald Minshew, came with Pasco
and Loretta Jarvis. His wife is
Carol and their little boy is Den-
nis and they already like it here.
Dennis is a chosen child adopted
from a group. He was the one
whose given name has special
meaning to the Minshews (a for-
mer pastor named Dennis) and
his birth date is their wedding
anniversary. Carol said, "Even
though we had prayed and just
knew Dennis was "The One,"
we wished we could have adopt-
ed them all."

Another first timer at the
breakfast was Maynard Swan-
son and his wife Ruthann. Their
three grandsons sat with them,
Paul, Seth and Stone. Mommas,
Care and Debbie, were at the
next table enjoying us appreciat-
ing their handsome children.
Maynard and Ruthann have a
place on Lake Bethea and are
working toward having all their
stuff in Wellborn instead of half
in Dade City and half here.
Jane and Bruce' Campbell
shared neighbor Jody Stem's
good news. She is as excited as
a kid at Christmas and justly so
because she is the proud owner

of a new Massey Ferguson trac-
tor with attachments of her
choice, too. To make a good sto-
ry even better, she purchased lo-
cally at Allen Kunze dealership
on US 90. Jody has a Massey
Ferguson cap to go tractor dri-
ving in. Then, said Jane, we
have something new at our
house. too, and it is a new Aus-
tralian Shepherd dog.
Gerald McKeon introduced
me to his friend June Smith. Ter-
ry Lowe had breakfast with his
son. They have Naomi Den-
nard's 100th birthday party cir-
cled on their calendar. It is next
Saturday at Lake City First

Methodist Church hall 3-4:30
p.m., March 12. Her nieces say
she will be so pleased to see her
Wellborn friends on that day.
Walter Von Berstel relocated
from Connecticut to our area
and finds friendship and a com-
mon interest in horses as well as
in blueberry pancake eating.
Bobbi Fenderson reports our
prayers answered so far in that
her new and pregnant Friesian
mare was flown successfully
across the ocean from her home
in Holland and is now in quar-
antine in Virginia but will be at
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Scenes from 2005 Teacher of the Year

2005 Suwannee County Teache c ot
the Year and their principles. Fiont
row I - r, Carl Manna of Brartod
High School; Elverda Dunawav, iot
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Ceiter
Marilyn Jones, Suwannee
School Principal; 2005 Suwannee
County Teacher of the Year and
Suwannee Primary kindergarten
teacher Rhoda Crews; Lisa McK nlme'
of Suwannee Middle School; Mari,. n
Loges of Suwannee High; Nori Steele.
Suwannee Middle School Principle
Dawn Lamb, Suwannee High School
Principal. Back row, Ted Roust i
Branford High School Principle; Ste-
van Bass, Suwannee Elemenita.,
School Principal; Patricia Brantlev o0
the Douglass Center; Judy Deets it
Suwannee Elementary ; Joseph
Eakins of Branford Elementary:
Suwannee County Superintendenit
Walter Boatright; Carol Risk Brartmid
Elementary Principal
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Suwannee Foundation would like to
. ;thank the following businesses and
their representatives for their
continued support in promoting
edu ralonal excellence in Suwannee
County Pictured I - r, front, Robert
Kelly - Ailtel, Cindy Todd -
Mercantile Bank, Teresa Kelley -
Capital City Bank of Branford,
Harold Hunt - Goldkist and Ronnie
Poole - Poole Realty. Back row,
First Federal Regional Manager
Jackie Dove, Robert Dees and
Darlene Hillhouse - Parks Johnson
Agency, Larry Watson - Progress
Energy. Suwannee Democrat and
Branlord Newspaper Publisher
Myra Regan and Rob Wolfe - PCS
Phh, ', ire Hannon


Suwannee Foundation Board attended the Teacher of the Year
Banquet March 1. Pictured front row I - r, Cheryl Mae Brinson,
Nelda Croft, Carolyn Purdy, Betsy Burch, Wanda Chambers, Tere-
sa Kelley and Suwannee Foundation Executive Director Nancy
Daniels. Back row, Carey Lee, Danny Hales, Dusty Shaw, Rob
Wolfe and Harold.Hunt. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

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Four teachers were recognized
at the Teacher of the Year
Banquet March 1 for obtaining
their national certification.
Each teacher was presented
the Lynette Ricketson National
Certification Award by Cheryl
Mae Brinson. Pictured I - r,
Suwannee County
Superintendent Walter
Boatright Suwannee
Foundation member and
President Nelda Croft,
-'x teachers, Melissa Woodrum,
.I Tony Greenburg, Scott Ware,
Roberta Richmond, Cheryl
Mae Brinson and Suwannee
Foundation Executive Director
Nancy Daniels. Not pictured
Alisha Poole.
- Photo: Yvette Hannon

Scenes from 2005 Teacher of the Year Banquet


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THE YEAR: Suwannee'Middle School eighth
grader John Walt Boatright, right, introduced
Suwannee Middle School's 2005 Teacher of the
Year Lisa McKinly March 1 at the 2005 Teacher
of the Year Banquet. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

"-.." ."I TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Bran-
ford kindergartner Jacob Drain,
d - t.- right, introduced Branford Ele-
HENDERSON INTRODUCES TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Second grader Tristan Henderson, left, intro- mentary School's 2005 Teacher
duced the 2005 Suwannee County Teacher of the Year and Suwannee Primary kindergarten teacher of the Year Joseph EakinsMarch
Rhoda Crews at the Teacher of the Year Banquet March 1 at the Varn Dining Hall at Camp Weed. - 1 at the 2005 Teacher of the Year
Photo: Yvette Hannon Banquet. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

ren Sain, left, introduced band director and 2005 Teacher of the
Year for Branford High School, Carl Manna. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

Ryan Brantley, right, intro-
duced the Douglass Center's
2005 Teacher of the Year and
his mother, Patricia Brantley at
the Teacher of the Year Banquet
March 1. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

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Teacher of the Year Banquet. - Photo: Yvette Hannon-

YEAR: Suwannee High freshman Tori Wood, left,
introduced Suwannee Elementary School's 2005
Teacher of the Year, Judy Dees, March 1 at the
Teacher of the Year Banquet.- Photo: Yvette Hannon


dent Michelle Little, right, introduced Suwannee High School's
2005 Teacher of the Year Marilyn Loges at the Teacher of the Year
Banquet March 1 at the Varn Dining Hall at Camp Weed. - Photo:
IF THE YEAR: Second grader YvetteHannon

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Suwannee Valley Genealogical

Society holds installation

The SLuwannee Va!le\ Ge-
nealogical Society held its an-
nual installation of oftcers on
Jan 6 at the Societr 's library lo-
cated in the old Suwannee
County Band building on
Wilbur Street
A covered dish iipper

enjoyed b all prior to the in-
The soccer, '.'.as organized in
I 92 and has \ aluable resources
available tfr anyone research-
ing the counntes of north central
With expanded computer re-

sources now being utilized, assis-
tance with research in all the con-
tinental states can be provided.
The library is open on Tues-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..
For further information call

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was honored to have Suwannee County Superintendent of Schools Walter Boatright Jr. as a guest
at the society's annual installation of officers Jan. 6. The following officers were sworn in by Boa-
tright: Pictured I - r. Jinnie Hancock as president, Boatright, Billy Williams as vice president. Alice
Bass as recording secretaiv and Donald Brim as a registered agent and treasurer. - Photo submitted

Pine needle bask
Materials from nature woven into a basket

Using the dried needles of
longleaf pine trees, basket

maker and naturalist Nancy
Gildersleeve will teach oth-

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PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS: Nancy Gildersleeve demonstrates
her craft. She will teach a class in Craft Square at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park on March 11. - Photo: Submitted

let class
ers how to make a pine nee-
dle basket from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. on Friday, March 11
at Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park,
White Springs, located on
US 41, three miles from 1-75
,and nine miles from 1-10.
Gildersleeve coils and
stitches together the dried
pine needles to create a vari-
ety of shapes and sizes in
basketry. She will demon-
strate her craft and teach
others how to develop the
technique in a class from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at Craft
Square. A class fee of $15
per person includes instruc-
tion and materials.
To register for the class,
call Craft Square at 386-
397-1920 or visit on-line at
g.' Leardn 'more abo�8ut th
park by visiting the web site
a t

Democrat Managing Editor

We had the pleasure of hav-
ing our son, the Rev. Randy
Lamb, visit with us for three
days last week. Randy preached
at Suwannee Station Baptist
Church where there was a huge
turnout of young people both
Friday and Saturday nights,
many were saved and many
others enjoyed a new under-
standing of their relationship
with God. The folks at Suwan-
nee Station, lead by the Rev.
Wilbur Wood, are a great bunch
of people who love the Lord
and enjoy going to church. If
you're looking for a small
church where you can worship,
you might want to visit there.
On Sunday after church we cel-
ebrated his and his sister
Kathy's upcoming birthdays
with lunch, then a cake and co-
conut pies. We had a good visit
with Randy and on Sunday, his
wife Ginni joined us for the day
also, along with Kathy's daugh-
ter, Shelly, of Gainesville.
The days are getting busier
and busier with end of year ac-
tivities at school, spring bring-
irig about warmer weather and
n ith that so many events at the
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
and of course, next week is the
Suwannee County Fair and
Blake Shelton's concert on Sat-
urday night at the arena begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. We're all hop-
ing for great weather for this
important part of our communi-
ty activities. Most importantly,
your participation is required to
make the fair a success. There's

a lot of work that goes into the
fair each year that no one would
imagine but behind the scenes
are dozens of people who work
day and night to put on this
great event for the community.
Once the event begins, they are
there all the time up until the
wee morning hours most days
to make sure things flow
smoothly. These are the fair
board and youth livestock
board and many county em-
ployees and volunteers. Our
hats are off to these great folks
who are so community minded
to give up their time and put out
all this effort for us. If I mention
names here I'll forget someone
or overlook someone so I
won't, but just know we have
the greatest people in our com-
munity of any place.
A fund-raiser for little Hay-
ley Freeman was held at Pizza
Hut on Monday night. Hayley
is the four-months-old daughter
of Shawn and Dee Freeman and
has a big sister, Holland Free-
man. Hayley was diagnosed
with leukemia last month and
has been confined to Shands at
UF since that time undergoing
treatment. Mama says you
wouldn't know she is sick to
look at her smiling and cooing,
but we know she is and that
she's getting better. Thanks to
all those who came out and en-
joyed pizza to help with Hay-
ley's expenses. Keep this fami-
ly in your prayers and on your
church prayer list, please!
Caladiums are coming! Sh-

eryl Kirby said it won't be long
- March 19- before the caladi-
ums will be ready to be picked
up. I can't wait to get minein
the ground once it warms up
and then enjoy their beauty. The
Live Oak Garden Club does
this every year and consequent-
ly, our community is more
beautiful as a result.
There's lots going on at the
Music Park this week. On
Wednesday night Country
singer Amber McSwain of
Jacksonville will be perform-
ing in the Music Hall; on Fri-
day, March 11, Blair Lindsey
of South Florida, an up and
coming Country music singer,
will entertain. Then, on Satur-
day night, March 12, it will be
the Sun Country Jamboree.
Folks, if you're looking for
something to do, here it is.
And, it will be this way for the
next few months as the Music
Park showcases singers and
events including the Cherry
Holmes Family on March 18,
SpringFest April 24-27, Rock -
n-Wheels April 1-2, Lonesome
River Band Music Fest April 7-
9, Wanee Fest (featuring the
Alman Brothers Band!) April
15-16, the Suwannee River
Jam set for April 21-24 and the
Paralounge Drum Circle April
29-30. Yes, there's truly some-
thing for every taste planned in
the coming weeks at the Music
Park so don't say there wasn't
anything you wouldn't enjoy. In
fact, some of the greatest names
in Country, Southern Rock and
Bluegrass music will be per-
forming at the Music Park this
month and next. Enjoy!
Thought for the day from my
cousin: The way to happiness:
Keep your heart free from hate,
your mind from worry. Live
simply, expect little, give
much. Scatter sunshine, forget
self, think of others. Try this for
a week and you will be sur-
Norman Vincent Peale

Attention American Profile readers!
Here's a peek at what's inside the Finances: Doing your income
Friday, March 11, American Pro- 1 pp taxes can be a lot of work. But
file which is a bonus news- , thanks to technology, things can
magazine in each weekend edition be a lot easier by filing your tax
of the Suwannee Democrat. returns electronically.
Cover Story: From minus 75 in Recipes: Rice-A-Roni Salad -
McGrath, Alaska, to 124 degree in A Mississipi reader shares: "My
Yuma, Ariz., the United States has lts - wife has many wonderful traits
share of extreme weather.So what are but cooking is not one of them.
the sunniest, cloudiest, wettest, driest. . If I want to hide something
foggiest, and windiest place in the ,", from her I put it in the oven. I
America? Which places get the most. do the cooking. This recipe always gets high
snow, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning? marks."
Hometown Spotlight: For centuries, American Misc.: When disasters strike, we all want to
Indians have mined Catlinite, a soft red stone, help, but sometimes our efforts do more harm
from quarries in Pipestone, Minn., (pop. 4,280) to than good. Experts from the American Red
make pipes for smoking tobacco during religious Cross and Federal Emergency Management
rituals and social ceremonies. The quarry and Agency explain what we should and shouldn't
stone remain sacred for many native people. do to be a good neighbor in times of crisis.

S Save Big by purchasing an Advance Unlimited Ride
Armband Discount Ticket for $12 (savings of $3) at the
Suwannee County Fair Office
located in the Agricultural Center,
1302 11th Street, S.W. in Live Oak.
Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m.

The Suwannee County Fair
sponsored by the Suwannee County Fair Association
For information call 386-362-7366


.;. Be

*:, Revived

SIn 2005!

At the 29th Annual Winter Retreat

Advent Christian Village

March 12-15
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Walter Kaiser
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary President
Speaking Sunday at 9:15, 10:45 & 6:00
And Monday at 9: 00
Other Guests include:

Flutist, Donna Wissinger
In concert March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Humorist, Luther Beauchamp
March 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Jacqueline Lloyd
FSU College of Medicine
Speaking March 14 at 10:45 a.m.
Paul Saik, Vocalist, Pianist
In sacred concert March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the
boundaries of the City of Live Oak, Florida that theCity of Live
Oak, Florida intends to use the uniform ad valorem method for
collecting the non-ad valorem assessments levied by the City of Live
Oak, Florida as set forth in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, and
that the City Council Of Live Oak, Florida will hold a public hearing
. on March 9, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. at the Live Oak City Hall, 101 S.E.
White Avenue, Live Oak, FL.

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the adoption of a
Resolution authorizing the City of Live Oak, Florida to use the
uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-advalorem
assessments levied by the City of Live Oak, Florida as provided in
Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.

The City of Live Oak, Florida is considering adopting a non-ad
valorem assessment for 2005 until the City Council chooses to cease
for Stormwater Fee Management.

This non-ad valorem assessment is:

1. Levied for the first time.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this public hearing such person will need a
record of proceedings and for such purpose such person may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own
expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence' on
which the appeal is based.

Dated this 11th day of February, 2005.
City of Live Oak, Florida
by: Matthew D. Brock
PUBLISH: Suwannee Democrat
Publication Dates:
February 16 and 23, 2005
March 2 and 9th, 2005
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2005 Regional Science Fair Results
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placed third in the Senior Engineering Division during the 2005
Regional Science and Engineering Fair Feb.23. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

BOYETTE WINS ENGINEER AWARD: Freshman Adrienne Boyette
won second place in the Senior Chemistry Division at the 2005
Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Lake City Commu-
nity College Feb. 23. Boyette also won the American Society of
Agricultural Engineers Award and will go on to participate as a
2005 State Science Fair Delegate. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

gional Science and Engineering fair held at Lake City Community
College, and was awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. - Pho-
to: Yvette Hannon


RIDGEWAY DISPLAYS PROJECT: SHS student Derek Rideway proud-
ly displays his science project at the Regional Science and Engineer-
ing fair held at Lake City Community College Feb. 23. -Photo: Yvette Hannon

Suwannee Middle School

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BATTLE OF THE POLISH: SHS student Mary Badgerow displays
her science project at the Regional Science and Engineering fair
held at Lake City Community College Feb. 23. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

Students from Suv..inee Middle and High Schools gath-
eled l gt[lier Fc , , t11 Lake Cit C mmuntunir ,College to
display their science projects in the.fields of biology, chem-
istrv, n.icrobiolo-, plN\ sics. en% ironmental science and engi-
neering. Winners of the Science Fair will go on to represent
their schools at the Florida State Science and Engineering
Fair in Orlando April 6 - S.

PEANUTS ANYONE?: SHS student Justin Johnson displays his
science project at the Regional Science and Engineering fair held
at Lake City Community College Feb. 23. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

WOOD TAKES FIRST PLACE: Suwannee High School freshman
Tori Wood won first place in the Microbiology/Medicine and
Health category. Wood was awarded the Society for In Vitro Biol-
ogy Award and will go on to represent Suwannee High as a state
science fair delegate in Orlando in April. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

Middle School students Kristin Summers and John Walt Boatright
were awarded first place in the Junior Teams Division for their sci-
ence project debating wetherplants are greener using different
types of light. Summers and Boatright are State Science Fair Del-
egates and will go on to compete at the 2005 Florida State Science
and Engineering Fair in Orlando in April. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

Williams placed third in the Junior Teams Division for their project de-
bating how light affects the growth of a peace lily. - Photo: Yvette Hannon

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Bulldog Invitational Weightlifting Friday
The huge, the magnificent and the awesome, Bulldog Invitational
Weightlifting Tournament is Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. There will be a
surprise guest speaker who will knock your socks off. Be there!
40 Pop!

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Section B
Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Tyler Chambliss named FSU Player of the Week

.Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter

Tyler Chambliss, a former
Suwannee baseball Bulldog, is
playing ball on a scholarship at
FSU. Last year, Chambliss pitched
mostly as a closer for the Semi-
noles. This year as a sophomore, he
has been given more chances to
pitch and is capitalizing on those

chances. During the last week of
February, Chambliss recorded a win
or save in three of Florida State's
four wins. Chambliss did not allow
a hit or run in 4 and 2/3 innings over
three games. He struck out seven of
the 14 batters he faced.
In his win over Stetson Universi-
ty, Chambliss came into the game to
a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning with
the bases loaded and one out. A
tough situation. He struck out Stet-

son's designated hitter, catching
him looking at strike three. Chamb-
liss preserved the tie on a foul out to
the catcher.
FSU took the lead in the ninth and
Chambliss closed out the win by
facing four batters. Chambliss
closed out a 4-1 win over Ap-
palachian State on 11 pitches in the
ninth for his fifth save of the season.


Bulldogs drop one to Vanguard

The Suwannee Bulldog baseball
team took on Vanguard out of Ocala
Saturday, in the bright sunshine. The
stands were packed as the Dogs ran
through three pitchers trying to beat
Vanguard. The wind was whistling
strong, blowing around trash and mak-
ing pitching a chore.
Rheed Baldwin started on the
mound for Suwannee and took the loss.
Baldwin gave up one run in the first in-

ning. The Dog offense was unable to
generate any hits in the first ending the
inning down 0-1. It never got any bet-
Baldwin held off the Vanguard hit-
ters in the second, but Suwannee once
again failed to generate any offense.
The score remained 0-1 going into the
Baldwin gave up one in the third.
Mark Radford made a great catch and

throw from left field for an out. Gabe
Galloway did the same in right field for
another out. Zack Davis led off with a
walk for Suwannee. Radford took the
sacrifice to advance Davis. Davis stole
third and Galloway singled to drive in
the Dog's first run of the afternoon.
The inning ended with the score 1-2.
Baldwin got into serious trouble in


liss, a recent Suwannee Bulldog baseball player, is in his sophomore year at
. FSU and has been seeing a lot of time on the mound for the Seminoles. Cham-
bliss recently was named the Pro-Line Player of the Week, a huge honor for a
pitcher. - Photo: Courtesy of FSU

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Zack Davis scores for Suwannee against Vanguard. The Dogs lost
9-12. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

Leah Schenck strikes-out 14 as

Suwannee mercy-rules Taylor 14-2

Janet Schrader-Seccafico
Democrat Reporter

Suwannee Lady Dogs were
hot offensively against a
struggling Taylor pitcher Fri-
day night. The home-field
stands were packed to watch
the Lady Dogs take control of
the game behind the blazing
pitching of Leah Schenck.
Schenck struck out hitter af-
ter hitter.
In the first inning, Schenck
allowed two runs and that
was all she wrote for Taylor
as Schenck proceeded to wail
the ball over the plate.
Stephanie Starling led off for
Suwannee with a double and
the hits kept rolling in.
Schenck walked and Jenna
Jordan bunted Starling in,
making it safely to first. Jor-
dan stole second and in the
confusion, Taylor allowed
Schenck to score. Katie
Smith smacked a long double
scoring Jordan. The inning
ended with the Lady Dogs up

Schenck and the stellar
fielding of the Lady Dogs
held off Taylor in the second.
Suwannee also went score-
less. In the third Schenck
blitzed Taylor, sendingthree
in a row back to the dugout.
Deanna Wainwright led off
in the third for the Lady
Dogs. Wainwright popped up
but the Taylor fielder dropped
the ball. . Wainwright then
stole second and third base.
Al Cash hit an inside-the-
park home run. Cash hit one
to the fence and slid into
home for the home run.
Kate Townsend walked and
then stole second. Schenck
drew a walk and Townsend
stole third. The inning ended
with the score 6-2 Lady
Schenck struck out three in
a row in the fourth. The Lady
Dogs got hot when it was
their turn at bat. Courtney
Ross walked, Wainwright
walked and Cash walked.
With the bases loaded


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LEAH SCHENCK STRIKES-OUT 14: Schenck had an awesome
game against Taylor burning 14 Taylor hitters with strike-outs.
Suwannee took home a 10-run rule win winning 14-2.
- Photo: Paul Buchanan

Suwannee attends first meet of the

BRUCE JOHNSON NETS TWO ELITE PERFORMANCES: Johnson took the first in the long jump for one Elite Performance rated by Johnson placed second in the mens 110 high hurdles event for the second Elite. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

Both the girls and the boys
track teams headed to Talla-
hassee Saturday for the
Jessie Forbes Invitational
track meet. The boys placed
fifth out of 12 schools with
host team Godby taking the
first. Suwannee's Lady Dog
track took seventh out of 12
schools with Rickards tak-
ing the first.
There were two Elite Per-
formances listed on flrun- Bruce Johnson
took a first place medal in
the long jump with 22-00.20
and the Elite Performance.
Johnson was given Elite
Performance status for his
second place finish in the
110 high hurdles with a
14.85 time.
There were many new
faces on the team and many
good performances by the
Dogs. In the 400 meter dash,
Philip Clark placed fourth
with a 52.15 time.
In the pole vault Salvador
Mendoza took second for
Suwannee with 8-06 and

Michael Jessop took fifth
with 7-06.
In the triple jump, basket-
ball senior Quaramos Ross
placed fifth with 40-04.00.
Michael Wright placed
fifth in the shot put with a
Seth Shaw took fifth in the
discus with a 115.10 throw.
Girls results
Brittany Barclay took fifth
in the 400 meter run with a
time of 1:07-54.
Monika Todd took a fifth
in the 3200 with a 14:50.45.
Suwannee's women's
4x400 placed third. The
team of Bfittany Barclay,
Gwennette Demps, Chelsea
Jones and Jasmine Jefferson
ran a 4:52.53.
In the pole vault Barclay
placed second with 8 feet
and Amelia Kurtz placed
third with 6 feet.
In the long jump Jasmine
Jefferson placed fourth with


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the fourth. He walked Van-
guard's first batter and allowed
a double that drove him in.
With two outs and one man on,
Vanguard hit a home run. The
score was 1-5 when coach Ron-
nie Gray brought in Michael
Keene to relieve Baldwin.
Suainlnee 'Jas unable to score
in the fourth and the DL_, en-
tered the fifth inning dov.n 1-5.
Kecne '\as stiil pitching t:ir
Suannee He allotved a lead-
off double \inguaird lo':,ded the
base and then hit a double to
dnre in R.o ..Another double al-
loted rxo, monire runs and the
�.core ,',enit to I -I I .
k\anguard brought in .
relief pitcher for the fifth in-
ning. Radford singled. Gal-
loh\',a\ �%kalked and Ro-s,.Arenno
'talked Bill, Moran v.alked in
one run. R\ian Sto'. all singled tio
dri\e in Gallo-,aN The fifth
ended '.Aith Sui, annee do',n 3-

The sixth saw Billy Moran at
the plate for Suwannee. Moran
held Vanguard scoreless and
Suwannee was up. Taylor Aber-
crombie drew a walk, Keene
walked and Vanguard trotted
out a new pitcher. With two on
and one out Galloway walked
to load the bases. Ross Aretino
hit a grand slar, honime run to
clear the bahjes aind 'i\n. the
Su,".annee tfans sonie hope a,,
the score enrt t 'to "-. u. Btt
Vanguard brought in their
tf:oiih pitcher of the attemoon
as the sun started to gI' doov. n
and a chill crept into the air The
inning ended %i ith the -core still

NtlMorn pitched the -se'enith.
He allowed a rvto-run homer
that sent the c-.ore to "-12
Moran r-truck out the bai-
ter to end the inning SuL,an-
nee tried to generate some of-
fense in the eenith. Keene
%%alked and Mlark Radford

doubled scoring Keene. Rad-
ford stole third and Galloway
hit a high fly that was dropped.

Radford scored to make it 9-12
and that was the final score.
Suwannee never gave up but

couldn't bring off the win. face Bishop Kenny at 5 p.m.
The next time the Bulldogs Come out and watch the
are at home is March 23. They Dogs!
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Chambhss' week uf hard
work brought him the Pro-
Line Cap Player of the Week
honors. This nomination au-
tomatically names him to the
''- watch list for the Roger
Clemens Award given to the
national collegiate pitcher of
the year.
Suwannee baseball coach
. - Ronnie Gray said Chambliss
was something of a Suwan-
' . nee success story. he came
out of middle school think-
ing he was a catcher.
"Obviously we changed
that direction," Gray said.
"Tyler always had great
s stuff, but had serious com-

mi.nd I-ues. \e \'olkcd
hard and sho'. ed a lot of pa-
tietlce that a niost coaches
would not have. I remember
then assistant coach Vernon
Wiggins at a game Tyler's
senior year over in Femandi-
na when he no-hit them for
seven innings saying to me
that most coaches would
have given up early in the
process. As a coach those
are the things you are the
most proud of. When you
can see it, you stay with it,
and in the end the player gets
better and becomes what you
Coach Gray praised Cham-
bliss for his accomplish-
ments. "Tyler developed an

outstand rg ..oil etl c and
became committed [t:, being a
fiont line pitcher. amin very
happy for him and his fami-
ly," Gray said.
Tyler's father Johnny
Chambliss said he was ex-
tremely proud of Tyler. He
goes to all the games and
will only miss five games
that are to be played in the
Hawaiian Islands. Johnny
Chambliss did say, he and
his wife planned to spend a
week in the islands and catch
at least one of those games.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at janet.schrad-

Michael Keene on first. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

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Thursday, March 10
Saturday, March 12
Tuesday, March 15'
Saturday, March 19
Tuesday, March 22
Thursday, March 24
Tuesday, April 5
Thursday, April 7
Saturday, April 9
Thursday, April 14
Thursday, April 21
Saturday, April 30
Monday, May 9
State Champions
Region Champions
District Champions

Continued From Page 1B

In the shot put Zena
Hunter placed sixth with a
throw of 29-04.00.
In the discus Danielle
Smith placed sixth with a

High School 2005 Track
Meet Place
JC-MC-TC Monticello
Raider Inv. Santa Fe
TC-HC Perry
Suwannee Inv. Live Oak
Fresh/Soph Inv. Santa Fe
Clay Inv. Green Cove
HC-TC-Col.-JC Live Oak
HC-MC Jasper

Lowndes Inv.
District Championship
Regional Championship
AA State Championship
Track Banquet

Ft. White
Coral Springs
Church of God

throw of 82-04.00.
Make sure you come out
for the Bulldog Invitational
Track Meet Friday afternoon
at 4 p.m. Come watch the
running Dogs and Lady

3:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
10 a.m.
3 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
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District Champions
Region Champions

* Weigh in starts at 3 p.m.
** Weigh in starts at 2 p.m.
*** Weigh in starts at 9:30 a.m.

2005 Suwannee High Baseball Schedule

Thursday/March 10
Saturday/March 12
Tuesday/March 15
Thursday/March 17
Friday/March 18
Wednesday/March 23
Tuesday/April 5
Tuesday/April 12
Thursday/April 14
Saturday/April 16
Tuesday/April 19
Thursday/April 22
Saturday/April 23
Tuesday/April 26
Thursday/April 28

Florida High (District)
East Gadsden (District)
Taylor (District)
Bishop Kenny
March 28-31 The Big
Florida high (District)
East Gadsden (District)
Madison (District)
Taylor (District)
Bishop Kenny

Location Time
Lake City 7 p.m.
Tallahassee 3 p.m.
Tallahassee 4 p.m.
Quincy 4 p.m.
Perry 5 p.m.
Suwannee 5 p.m.
Sun Challenge Ocala TBA
Suwannee 7 p.m.
Suwannee 1:45 p.m.
Suwannee 5 p.m.
Fernandina Beach 2 p.m.
Madison 7 p.m.
Suwannee 7 p.m.
Starke 1 p.m.
Suwannee 7 p.m.
Jacksonville 5 p.m.


;.p, 10":

Jenna Jordan rounds the bases.

Continued From Page 1B

whacked one against the left
field wall for a double and
three RBIs. Smith hit a sacri-
fice fly to advance Starling to
third. Schenck singled, dri-
ving Starling in. At the end of
four it was 10-2 Suwannee.
Schenck struck out three
more to start the fifth. Jordan
tripled and scored off a
Smith sacrifice. The inning
ended with the Lady Dogs up
Schenck struck out two
more in the sixth to end Tay-
lor's at-bat. When Suwannee
was up to bat Ross singled,


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beating out the throw. Kaylee
Baldwin singled and Al Cash
was up again. Cash walked
and Starling hit an inside-the-
park homer to drive in three
more runs. The final score
was 14-2 Suwannee. -The
.ump called the game over for
the 10-run rule.
Schenck ended the game
with 14 strikeouts. Wow!
Suwannee made only one er-
ror. The Lady Dogs are 4-2
for the season with a perfect
district record of 3-0.
Catch the Suwannee Lady
Dogs at home Saturday
against Madison at 1 p.m. Go
Lady Dogs!


Q: How can I eat nutritionally if I have
trouble chewing?
A: Whether missing teeth or denture
problems are the cause of your situation,
there are ways to keep your diet healthy.
If your favorite recipes call for whole
meat, you can substitute ground meat.
Or you can cook the meat, chop it and
puree it in a food processor blender. Fish
eggs or beans are also healthy
alternatives to meat dishes. Vegetables
will be easier to chew if you cook them
well or if you use canned vegetables.
You can keep more of he nutritional
value of vegetables if you puree them in
their cooking liquid. Letting fruits reach
their peak of ripeness will make them
easier to chew and swallow. As with
vegetables, canned fruit or fruit sauces
will give you the flavor and texture you
want. Stewing or baking them will also
make them softer. Moisten dry foods
with yogurt, juice, milk, broth, gravy or
some appropriate liquid. Of course,
soups and stews are tasty, nutritious and
easier to get down than whole meat. Talk
to your dentist for advice and for
treatment to ease your predicament.
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Suwannee High School

2005 Boys' Weightlifting Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Friday, March 11 Bulldog Invitational Home *4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16. Columbia Away 3:45 p.m.
Friday, March 25 District Championship Home **3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6 Sectional Championship Union Co. ***11:30 a.m.
Saturday. April 23 State Championship Gainesville TBA





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Suwannee Parks and

Recreation offers Umpire

Clinic March 19
- Volunteer today!!! Positions open
for. coaches, assistant coaches, team
moms, concession workers, team
sponsors and scorekeepers -

Did you
play base-
ball or
growing aEM
up and
still have a .
love for <
the game?
You can '".
still be a "
big part of . "- -.- .
it by being -v--
an umpire for the upcoming
Babe Ruth program. Suwannee
Parks & Recreation will help
you get. the training you need
at no cost.
Suwannee Parks & Recre-
ation will offer a one-day Um-
pire Clinic on Saturday, March
19, at the First Federal Sport-
splex, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This is a free clinic offered to
anyone interested in umpiring
baseball or softball games for
the Babe Ruth program.
Regular Babe Ruth season
begins in April, after Spring


a n d
the end
of May.
(A ll-'
will be
in June
a n d

Get involved! Volunteer
coaches, assistant coaches,
team moms, concession
workers, team sponsors and
scorekeepers are also need-
ed. If you don't feel confi-
dent enough, Suwannee
Parks & Recreation can help
you get the training and re-
sources you need. Ask how
you can get involved tbday!
For more information and
to volunteer, call Suwannee
Parks & Recreation at 386-

The Wildlife Foundation

of Florida Endowment

Trust Program reaches

$1.75 million for 2005

The Wildlife Foundation
of Florida (\WFF . a not-for-
profit organization dedicat-
ed to fund-raising and sup-
port for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conseri, atLon
Commission tF.WCC', re-
cently unveiled its ground-
breaking Foundation En-
dowment Trust. An innota-
tive. financially ionserna-
ti'e program. the Endov.w-
ment Trust is designed to
generate an enduring fund-
ing source for the protection
and enhancement of Florn-
da-is diverse wildlife e and

nature areas on a long-terem
basis. It is part of a nei\
broad-based, comprehen- program designed to
provide multiple opportuni-
ties to raise additional funds
and public at arepp�s ;o
suppit tihe F\WCC-t, good
%tork. This week the WFF
announced that it has al-
ready raised $1."5 million
of the Endo\wment Trust-is
$5 million goal for 2005.
More information is a-ail-
able on the Foundation-is
website. \\v w- . .ildlifefoun-

Don't buy
As the Easter holiday fast
approaches, many parents
contemplate the idea of pur-
chasing cute little ducklings
as gifts for their children.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) sug-
gests buying your child the
stuffed-animal variety in-
"Although these mallard
ducks might make nice pets
while they are young, they
can live for 10 years or
more and 'quickly outgrow
the 'cute and fuzzy stage,'
leaving full-size droppings
on your patio and outdoor
furniture," said Diane'
Eggeman, FWC waterfowl
biologist. "When this hap-
pens, parents and children
often grow tired of caring
for these pets and decide to
release them into the wild."

your child a duck for Easter

What you may not realize
is that this is illegal and is
putting Florida's native
wildlife in jeopardy. Last
July, the FWC passed a rule
clarifying that it is unlawful
to release captive-reared
mallard ducks into the
wild. This rule also re-
quires a permit to buy or
sell mallards in Florida.
One reason for this rule is
that domesticated ducks,
once released, are capable
of transmitting diseases and
compete with native
wildlife for food and habi-
tat. The more important
reason is that releasing
these mallards into the wild
threatens the existence of
the Florida mottled duck, a
unique subspecies found
only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated or
feral mallards are cross-

breeding with the mottled
duck, producing hybrid off-
spring," Eggeman said.
"This is a serious concern
and if not stopped, this hy-
bridization could result in
the Florida mottled duck
becoming extinct.
Wild mallards are migra-
tory birds, inhabiting Flori-
da only during the winter
months. In the spring they
fly north to breed and are
not present by the time the
mottled duck mating season
begins in Florida. On the
other hand, pet mallards,
once released, do not mi-
grate and will become es-
tablished, year-round resi-
dents of our state, and when
they mate with wild mottled
ducks, it nudges Florida's.
mottled duck toward extinc-
The Florida mottled duck

population is relatively
small, with the breeding
population estimated at
only 30,000-40,000 and al-
ready FWC biologists are
saying that perhaps as many
as 12 percent of these ducks
are showing genetic evi-
dence of hybridization.
Today, the future of Flori-
da's mottled duck is uncer-
tain, but the fate of the sub-
species is in human hands.
The solution begins with
not buying children ducks
for Easter and in educating
others about the issues and
consequences of the situa-
For more information on
protecting Florida's mottled
duck, contact one of FWC's
waterfowl offices at (850)
488-5878 or (321) 726-
2862, or visit

Bronson announces federal grant to restore

oyster reefs damaged by Hurricane Ivan

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced that
his department has been
awarded a $1.7 million fed-
eral grant to restore oyster
reefs damaged by Hurricane
Ivan last September.
The grant was provided by
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
and is part of an overall ef-
fort by a number of Gulf

states to restore damage
caused by the hurricane.
"It is critical that we re-
store our oyster reefs to ben-
efit the men and women who
make their living in this in-
dustry, and to the millions of
Floridians and citizens
throughout the country who
enjoy Florida's quality
seafood," Bronson said.
The restoration project in-
volves the construction of
oyster reef habitat in a num-

ber of Florida's Gulf Coast
estuaries, including in Es-
cambia Bay, East Bay,
Choctawhatchee Bay, West
Bay, North Bay, Apalachico-
la Bay, Oyster Bay, Suwan-
nee Sound and Waccacassa
Bay. The project is de-
signed to rejuvenate fishery
habitat, enhance oyster pro-
duction and facilitate recov-
ery of damaged fisheries
Florida officials have

been actively engaged in
oyster resource development
for more than 50 years.
During that, time, they have
created and restored thou-
sands of acres of productive
public oyster reefs.
In addition to enhancing
oyster production, oyster
reefs provide fishery and
wildlife habitat, support
species diversity and pro-
vide numerous- ecosystem

Danny Wuerffel to receive humanitarian

award at UF-Tennessee game in Gainesville

The World Sports Humani-
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Heisman Foundation have
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Heisiman \i tnnei from Uni-
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the World Sports Humanitar-
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Heisman Memorial Trophy
program, was initiated for
the purpose of honoring a
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outstanding humanitarian.
"Danny Wuerffel has al-
ways exemplified a winner,
both on iand off the field,"
aiid Rob. h'lialen, E ecuti\ e
Director of the Heisman
Memorial Trophy. "His foot-
ball ability earned him the
1996 Heisman Trophy, but it
is his charitable endeavors
and his compassion for those
in need, that will continue
his legacy far beyond the
playing field."
"I'm' very blessed to re-
ceive this award, particularly
because it pays tribute to
those who have discovered
the inner joy from being out-
ward focused," said Wuerf-

fel. "Self-fulfillment really
does come when we learn to
worry less about ourselves
and more about the needs of

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spent with the Desire Street'
Ministries in New Orleans
whose mission is to improve
communities by bringing the
gospel to the impoverished.
Representatives from the
World Sports Humanitarian
Hall of Fame, and Heisman
Memorial Trophy will pre-
sent the award to Wuerffel
on September 17, 2005 at the
University of Florida game
vs. Tennessee in Gainesville
and accepting on behalf of
Florida will be Athletics Di-

rector, Jeremy Foley. The
award will also be presented
to Wuerffel at the Hall of
Fame's annual Induction
�e remony in spring 2006.
Former v inieers oif' the&
"Tradition of Excellence
Award" are; Jim Plunkett,
Stanford; Archie Griffin,
Ohio State; the graduates
from the Military Acade-
mies, Glen Davis, Doc Blan-
chard, Pete Dawkins, Roger
Staubach, Joe Bellino; John
Lattner, Notre Dame; and
Steve Owens, University of
Oklahoma. .

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The Racing Zone

Hale and Skinner place in Sunbelt Super Late Model series

Thirty two Super Late Mod-
els were at Citrus County
,ij Speedway for the first Sunbelt
Super Late Model Series race
of the year. Only one car had
to withdraw from the field due
to a bad motor, Jody Turner
from Jacksonville.
It was the 18th car out for
qualifying who set fast time of
13.680 and that was set by
Mike Bresnahan of
Inverness. Second fast time
was set by. Wayne Anderson
with a 13.707, followed by
Daniel Webster with a 13.727,.
Rich Pratt with a 13.785 and"
Jeff Choquette with a 13.842.
Bresnahan pulled the 9 pill
which inverted the top nice








putting Gary Grubbs of
Brooksivlle on the pole for the
125 lap event.
As the green flew, it was
Grubbs to the point followed
by Mac Johnson, Chris
Fontaine, Scott Grossenbach-
er, and Jeff Choquette. But it
was a short green as Dwayne
Bryant brought out the yellow
on lap 2. Bryan quickly pitted
and returned to the field be-
fore the restart on lap 5.
Grubbs leads the way fol-
lowed by Johnson, Fontaine,
Grossenbacher, and Cho-
quette. Fontaine gets shuffled
back to sixth as Grossenbach-
er takes over third followed by
Choquette and Wayne Ander-

Yamaha makes big

commitment to Hacking
The big blue semis of the fac- to Keith (McCarty, Yamaha rac-
tory Yamaha road racing team ing manager) and told him I've
arrived at Daytona International got to get down there. The whole
Speedway a few days early for reason they came down here
Bike Week this year. The early was mainly for me to get time on
appearance of the powerful rac- the bike so it's been a real bless-
ing squad is primarily to help ing for me.
team rider and 2003 Pro Honda "We're starting off on a brand
Oils Supersport champion Jamie new bike and I'm impressed on
Hacking get back up to speed af- how much we've accomplished
ter missing January tire testing. in such a short time. I'm right
Hacking is still recovering there putting in the same lap
from surgery to repair an injured times these guys are (his Yama-
right shoulder stemming from a ha teammates)."
testing crash he suffered last Yamaha's road racing manag-
summer. He's here racing in the er Tom Halverson admitted that
Championship Cup Series/For- coming for the first weekend of
mula USA weekend for the first racing was a major commitment
time in over a decade. The mainly for Hacking, but added,
British born rider who lives in "We've would have done it for
South Carolina is getting his first any of our riders.
taste of the new DIS motorcycle "We had a lot of things to test
course, and this was a chance to come
"It's gro'ving on me,," the for- down here in a more relaxed: at-�
mer champ said of the re- mosphere," Halverson contin-
designed course. "I wouldn't say ued. "There are even a few
it quite fits the Daytona Interna- places that have been repaved,
tional Speedway's whole theme, so hopefully these extra few
but it's definitely an improve- days will pay off for us."
ment safety wise. At first it Saturday's action: In Satur-
seemed a little tight to me, and day's Formula USA qualifying
still seems that way, but it's start- sessions, Jeff Wood aboard a
ing to open up a little bit for me. Suzuki 750 captured the top
With what they had to work with qualifying spot for Sunday's
they did a good job." Formula SportBike event. Fac-
In spite of spending much of tory Yamaha rider Damon Buck-
the winter recuperating, Hack- master aboard a Yamaha was the
ing was quickly up to speed on fastest qualifier in Superbike and
his factory Yamaha Supersport Vincent Haskovec riding a
machine. He knew coming here Suzuki was fastest in Expert Un-
for the first weekend was impor- limited GP. two remaining For-
tant for him to be ready to race mula USA qualifying sessions
during the AMA weekend. have been rescheduled for Sun-
"It's only been about a month day morning with the five For-
and three weeks since I began' mula USA races are on tap for
the rehab on my shoulder," Sunday afternoon.
Hacking said. "With me being In Championship Cup Series
















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son in fifth.
Lap 12, Fontaine is given
little help spinning out in
turn 4. Everyone is checking
up causing a 3 car crash down
the backstretch. All are fine
but Brian Finney of Merritt
Island who suffered some
frontend damage and was
towed to the pits ending his
night early. The race goes
back green on lap 18.
- Grubbs continues to lead
the way but it is another short
green as the caution comes out
again on lap 24 when Johnson
and Grubbs touch sending
Grubbs around. Grubbs is
given back his spot but John-
son must rejoin the the
Lap 27 the race goes green
with Grubbs, Grossenbacher,
Choquette, Anderson and
Mike Bresnahan in the top
five. Lap 33 Fain Skinner has
problems and exits the track.
Top ten are Grubbs, Grossen-
bacher, Choquette, Anderson,
Bresnahan, Pratt, Webster,
Brock Oglesby, Jeff Scofield,
and Chris Fontaine.
Choquette finds his hands
full of'Wayne Anderson as
they go side-by-side for third.
Anderson makes the pass as
Choquette slides to fourth and
Grossenbacher is third. Cho-
quette gets his steam back up
and retakes third putting
Grossenbacher fourth.
By lap 52, Bresnahan has
moved into fourth putting
Grossenbacher to fifth. Lap
55 Patrick Conrad brings out
the yellow as he spins in turn
2. The race goes back green
on lap 58 as Anderson leads

the way over Grubbs, Cho-
quette, Bresnahan and
The race is red flagged after
Herb Neumann Jr.and Jay
Middleton get together in turn
4 causing Middleton to spin.
Middleton then proceeds to
hit Neumann under caution
wrecking both cars. The
wrecked cars are towed into
the pits and the race resumes
on lap 65.
Anderson gets a good start
and leads the way followed by
Grubbs, Choquette, Grossen-
bacher and Rich Pratt. Lap 82
the yellow is out once again as
Don Hale Jr. spins in turn 1.,
Hale gets going and the race
goes back green on lap 83.
The top ten are Anderson,
Grubbs, Choquette, Grossen-
bacher, Pratt, Webster,
Scofield, Bresnahan,
Fontaine, Oglesby, and Mike
Franklin Jr.
Lap - 91 Oglesby and
Fontaine gets together in turns
3 and 4. Oglesby has some
sheetmetal damage and
Fontaine also has hood dam-
age. The race goes back green
with Fontaine in the rear on
lap 97.
Anderson continues to lead
the way over Grubbs,
Grossenbacher, Choquette and
Webster. Only one more cau-
tion stopped the race on lap
114 as Robbie Smith and Dan-
ny Johnson get together on the
frontstretch with Johnson re-
ceiving a lot of damage.
Anderson takes the check-
ered for the first win of the
2005 season over Gary
Grubbs, Scott Grossenbacher,

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enamel on all the trim. Carpet cleaners came in 4 weeks later
� and bumped up against the baseboard stripping paint off in
many places. Does this sound like latex over oil...if so what
Scan I do to fix the problem and satisfy the home owner?
Tave a coaon ; and dip into nail poltsh tm:mover lhat ha,
.CETONE an i tF rhe paint orme '.If .'-n ith.- .-. ahr, Ir I. e\ ';f
-,:.r i[ t : :'oil [f |he r... , - ' rle 3r.,l .;.,. i I,e. ",: - , j . ~ .j h� a , . h
onto a piece of dark paper if white comes off then you know it is
Slatex based paint. You can also buy tester swabs at the paint store.
To fix your problem. Sand down all the trim to remove any loose
paint. PRIME with the proper primer. I recommend Bin or Bin 1-
2-3. I have linked you to Zinsser for more help. Another thing to
think about. If the house is old you should not paint trim with
latex if the trim has many many layers of oil based paint on it
already as the movement of the paint will be different 'then the
new latex other words if old trim with many good
coats of paint, Paint AGAIN with oil based paints to prevent any
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Fort Lauderdale 69 55 rain
Fort Myers 64 51 rain
Gainesville 60 41 pt sunny
Hollywood 70 54 rain
Jacksonville 59 45 pt sunny
Key West 67 61 rain
Lady Lake 57 42 rain
Lake City 59 40 pt sunny
Madison 62 43 pt sunny
Melbourne 60 44 rain
Miami 67 56 rain
N Smyrna Beach 58 44 rain

National Cities

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24 sunny
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56 rain

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New York 33
Phoenix 83
San Francisco 68
Seattle 61
St. Louis. 39
Washington, DC 40

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Three Rivers Outfitters

opens auction house .

Three Rivers Outfitters is a
feed and tack shop on US 27
just outside of Branford. Re-
cently they opened an auction
house in the back of their
shop. They are selling gener-
al merchandise, farm equip-
ment and livestock of all
The auctions are on the
first and third Saturdays of
the month and the second
and fourth Thursdays. On
Saturday, the farm equip-
ment goes up for sale at 3

p.m. followed by the live-
stock at 6 p.m. On Thurs-
days, the equipment hits the
block at 6:30 p.m. and the
livestock at 7:30 p.m. The
auctioneer is Richard Seg-
Three Rivers will auction
off any kind of livestock.
They said they've sold
lamas, cows, horses, pigs,
chickens and turkeys. Bun-
nies, goats and almost any
kind of farm animal are all
welcome in the sale.

Buyers from the surround-
ing area flocked to the auc-
tion. Food is available and
hot drinks. There were quite a
few horses there the third
Saturday of February, along
with a donkey and several
ponies. This is the only horse
auction facility any closer
than Quitman, Ga.
Janet Schrader-Seccafico
may be reached by calling
1/386/362-1734 ext. 134 or
by e-mail at janet.schrad-

SBA launches new Faith-Based

and Community Initiatives Center

The U.S. Small Business
Administration has created a
Center for Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives to
help non-profit, grassroots
organizations learn about
and access SBA-backed pro-
grams and loans.
As part of the initiative, all
current technical assistance
grant recipients - including
SCORE, Wotmen's Business
Centers, and Small Business
Development Centers - have
extended their programs to
faith-based and other non-
profit organizations that, fo-
cus a significant portion of
their activities on aiding
small businesses.
The Center is part of the

SBA's implementation of the
President's Faith-Based and
Community Initiative, which
supports the compassionate
efforts of faith-based and
secular grassroots organiza-
tions to improve their com-
munities. The initiative is de-
signed to open government
programs to these organiza-
tions by ensuring that grass-
roots leaders can compete on
equal footing for federal dol-
lars, receive greater private
support and face fewer bu-
reaucratic barriers.
"By working more closely
with faith-based and other
organizations, we can ad-
vance the President's goal of
bringing jobs and hope to

economically distressed
communities all across our
nation," said SBA Adminis-
trator Hector V. Barreto.
SBA field representatives
are already developing
workshops, training semi-
nars and open houses to
reach out and educate faith-
based and community orga-
nizations about SBA pro-
grams and to ensure that
these groups have equal ac-
cess to the services.
For more information on
the SBA's Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives, go to
the SBA's Web site at, or con-
tact the SBA district office
in your area.

Check out the live stock up for auction along with equipment and horses. It all happens at Three
Rivers Outfitters on US 27 just outside of Branford on the first and third Saturdays and second and
fourth Thursdays. - Photo: Janet Schrader-Seccafico

Movie Gallery, Inc. Grand opening

rwu announces specau ,--year is Saturday, March 12 in Live Oak
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flShing license promotion

"The FWC is proud of our
state's recreational fishing her-
itage and designation as Fishing
Capital of the World," said Bob
Wattendorf, Special Projects
Coordinator for the Division of

"With responsible manage-
ment, we can continue to pro-
vide healthy and exciting fun
and relaxation to millions of
Floridians for a very low cost.
Our 5-year fishing license bonus
program, which kicks off today,
provides an extra incentive to
anglers in the form of free stuff
worth more than the entire cost
of the license, plus all of the
priceless memories your fishing
experiences will create," Wat-
tendorf explained.
The first 3,000 customers to
upgrade to a 5-year freshwater
fishing license after March 1
($61.50 plus fees vary from
$2.00 to $4.83 depending on
where you buy) will not only
save from $6 to nearly $20 in
fees, but also receive via mail a
free bonus package containing
approximately $80 worth of free
samples, magazines or coupons
from fishing-related
We have you covered - hook
(Mustad), line (Triplefish) and
sinker (Water Gremlin), plus
lures from Brinkman Outdoors,
Culprit, Hildebrandt and Opti-
mum Fish. In addition, you'll

find innovative products like the
Hawg Pocket lure protector for
on-rod storage (winner of the
2004 new product award at the
national tackle show), Pro-
baiter, Bug-Band towellette, and
a dui.i,,,hl TF pairr patchi;
you'll even find florescent
worm feed. BASS' 2005 Bass-
master tips, FWC sportfishing
regulation summary and Boat-
ing Guide, along with a copy of
Bass&Walleye Boats will pro-
vide information to make your
fishing safe, fun and successful.
Premiums include a free t-
shirt from Bass Pro, fishing tow-
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country, key chains from Char-
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Cloud fishing destinations, and a
Costa del Mar neoprene eye-
glass lanyard. Coupons from
Canoe Outpost, Florida Sports-
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Lures, New Phase Tackle Man-
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Sun Tracker, Tahoe, Fisher Pro-
Craft and Kenner boats round
out the package.
Fishing license fees are by
law used only for fish and
wildlife conservation purposes
here in Florida and are the major
source of funding for conserva-
tion programs from habitat
restoration to fish stocking and
fishing access enhancement.


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conservation products and the
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FWC weekly report for Feb. 25, March 3

This report represents
some significant events the
FWC handled over the past
week; however, it does not in-
clude all actions taken by the
Division of Law Enforce-
. The bodies of two teenagers,
missing since Feb. 26, were re-
covered at approximately
noon, Feb. 28. FWC Officers
located the canoe and one of
the teens approximately 11
miles off shore in the Gulf of
Mexico near the town of
Suwannee. The U.S. Coast
Guard found the second teen
approximately a half-mile
away from the canoe. The

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Rabies in the United States hides in darkness, literally. Mandatory
vaccination of domestic dogs and cats has pushed rabies into other animals.
Bats, raccoons, foxes, and skunks are considered predominately the main
carriers from coast to coast. Danger still exists from dogs and cats especially
if they live outside the home or they have never seen a veterinarian. Bats are
easily the most forgotten when it comes to the public recognizing a potential
rabies exposure. A bat in the home is more likely to be rabid as bats tend to
lose the ability to fly. Bat bites are small and relatively painless, usually
appearing as two pin pricks near one another.
Rabies vaccine for use in humans is available before exposure and after
exposure. Veterinary workers, animal control, and others need to be
vaccinated due to their frequent risk. Anyone traveling outside the US might
require a series of 3 vaccine injections and should consult the CDC's Yellow
Book ( for information. Without proper
vaccination, exposure to rabies involves at least 5 injections over 28 days
plus a human blood product called HRIG. Getting vaccinated prior to getting
bitten by a rabid animal simplifies therapy tremendously. Instead of 5
injections and HRIG, the treatment is a simple 2 doses of vaccine 3 days
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FWC and the U.S. Coast
Guard were involved in a mas-
sive search for the two since
the boys were reported sepa-
rated from the rest of their
group. A group of eight stu-
dents and two adult leaders
launched three canoes, three
kayaks and a motor-powered
raft from a public ramp in
Suwannee to go camping on
Coon Island, approximately
three miles north of Suwan-
nee. Approximately a half-
mile from Coon Island, the
motor failed on the raft. All the
vessels, with the exception of
the victim's canoe, tied togeth-
er at the disabled vessel. The
group saw what they believed
to be a flashlight from the
missing canoe and an adult
leader and one student went
searching for the missing
boys. The group leader be-
came disoriented in the dark-

ness and paddled for several
hours until he gained cell
phone access. He called his
wife who then called the Coast
Guard to advise rescuers of the
situation. The Coast Guard re-
sponded and located the two
adults and six students.
Feb. 26, Officer Billy Giles
responded to a search and res-
cue call concerning a lost
kayaker. A group of kayakers
left the Aucilla River, on the
FWC Paddling Trail, and were
caught in heavy wind and
rain. Two of the four kayakers
were swamped and were
forced, along with a third
kayaker, to make their way to
shore. During the mishap, a
fourth kayaker became sepa-
rated from the group. A search
by airboat located the subject
safe and secure on Rock Is-

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The Racinq Zone

Jensen victorious in formula USA SportBike final

' Robert Jensen came out on top of an intense
four-rider last-lap battle to the flag Sunday in the
Formula USA SportBike final at historic Daytona
International Speedway.
Jensen used the draft to perfection to take the
victory over Geoff May, Jason Perez and Jeff
Wood with only 10 bike lengths separating the top
'bour finishers.
Z "Normally I'd pass them every time coming
nto Turn 2," said Jensen, the defending F-USA
portBike champion from Chaffee, N.D. "This
lime, I let those two stay up there and I stayed right
behind them. (In the) chicane, I backed off just a
second just to get into the chicane and get a good
hrm at them.

"I was drafting the guy on the Yamaha (Perez)
and he was getting us up to May and then when
those two got together and began pushing on to
each other I went on the outside and got to the lead.
I was sitting up off the seat trying to get a good
nice smooth (draft). It worked. It was great. I
lucked out."
M4 EMGO Suzuki's Vincent Haskovec won the
SuperBike class in a good battle with Floridian
Michael Bames.
"We were riding slicks, Barney was on DOT
tires," said Haskovec, a native of the Czech Re-
public. "That was a major difference. My bike is
definitely faster than his because they are on a Su-
persport bike. We definitely have some power on


Continued From Page 1B

"action, local rider Dave Estok out of New Smyrna
IBeach captured victory in the Expert Lightweight
%Superbike riding a Buell.
Tickets for any of the motorcycle racing at
IDaytona International Speedway are available on-
line at http://www.daytonaintemationalspeed- or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
Saturday's Results
Expert Middleweight SuperSport
1. Robert Jensen, Chaffee, N.D., Yamaha
2. Jeff Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Suzuki
3. Scott Greenwood, Dungarton, N.D., Yamaha

Expert Unlimited SuperSport
d. Geoff May, Cumming, Ga., Suzuki
2. Vincent Haskovec, Athens, Ala., Suzuki
3. Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Suzuki

Amateur Unlimited SuperSport
1. Charles Walsh, Winston-Salem, N.C.,
2. Charles Vargas, Davie, Fla., Suzuki
3. Dennis Espinosa, W. Milford, N.J., Honda

Amateur Middleweight SuperSport
1. Steve Hamer, Orillta, Ont., Yamaha
2. Alexander Michaelis, Long Beach, N.Y.,
3. JB Layman, East Ellijay, Ga., Yamaha

Amateur Lightweight SuperSport
1. Brad Faas, Odenton, Md., Suzuki
2. Scott Robertson, Fort Myers, Fla., Suzuki
3. Steve Walker, Carleton Place, Ohio, BMW

Expert Lightweight SuperSport
1. David Yaakov, Rockville, Md., Suzuki
2. Nate Kem, Phoenixville, Pa., BMW
3. Robert Fisher, Sarasota, Fla.,

Amateur Heavyweight SuperSport
1. Andrew Moates, Castelberry, Fla., Suzuki
2. Carlos Vargas, Davie, Fla., Suzuki
3. Trivillus Lewis, Clifton, Va., Kawasaki

Expert Heavyweight SuperSport
1. Jeff Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Suzuki
2. Scott Harwell, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki
3. Robert Jensen, Chaffee, N.D., Suzuki

Expert Lightweight Superbike
1. Dave Estok, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Buelle
2. David Yaakov, Rochville, Md., Suzuki
3. Jerry Wood, Prospect, Mass., Ducante

Amateur Lightweight Superbike
1. Scott Robertson, Fort Myers, Fla., Suzuki
2. Brad Faas, Odenton, Md., Suzuki
3. Justin Hunter, Palm Harbor, Fla., Suzuki

Expert Unlimited Superbike
1. Vincent Haskovec, Athens, Ala., Suzuki
2. Cory West, Eureka Springs, Ark., Suzuki
3. Heath Small, Waller, Texas., Yamaha

Amateur Unlimited Superbike
1. Charles Walsh, Winston-Salem N.C., Kawasa-
2. Tony Leong, Bowie, Md., Suzuki
3. Carlos Vargas, Davie, Fla., Suzuki

Expert Middleweight Superbike , .....
1. Robert Jensen, Chaffee, N.D., Yamaha
2. Scott Greenwood, Dungarton, N.H., Yamaha
3. Trey Yonce, Charleston, S.C., Yamaha

Amateur Middleweight Superbike
1. Tony Leong, Bowie, Md., Suzuki
2. Brian McCormack, Waterford, Ireland, Yama-
3. Gustavo Laya, Miami, Fla., Honda

them. On the other hand, I didn't have any prac-
tice. I just jumped on a bike and rode it for the first
Jeff Wood broke away early and took victory in
the Formula SportBike class on his Arclight Suzu-
ki. Wood thought the new 2.95-mile motorcycle
course layout played a part in helping him pull
away. "It adds more technical riding to the track,"
Wood said. "I think it's a good thing."
Michael Barnes won the ThunderBike race on a
Suzuki SV650 and donated his earnings and tro-

Sunday's Results
Formula SportBike (15 lapsi
1. Jeff Wood. Mansfield. Mass., Suzuki
2. Lee Acree. Greensboro. N.C., Suzuki
3. Scott Harwell. Lincolnton. N.C., Suzuki

SupertBike 115 laps)
1. Vincent Hasko ec, Athens, Ala.. Suzuki
2. Michael Barnmes. Boa Raton. Fla., Yamaha
3. Jeff \tood. Mansfield, Mass., Suzuki

ThunderBike !10 laps)
1. Michael Barnes, Boca Raton, Fla., Suzuki
2. David Yaako\. Rockville. Md., Suzuki
3. Dan Bilansky, Delafield, Wise.

Sportbike 115 laps)
1. Robert Jensen, Chaffee, N.D, Suzuki
2. Geoff May, Cumming, Ga . Suzuki
3 Jason Perez, Brentwood. Ca.. 'Yaiaha

Expert NMiddleweight Grand Prix.
1 Chris Peris, Calgary. Alberta, Yamaha

phy to a fellow rider who was injured in an acci-
dent Homestead-Miami Speedway earlier this
Racing resumes at the Speedway with the
American Historic Motorcycle Racing Associa-
tion races on Monday and Tuesday. The AMA
Road Racing program begins on Wednesday.
Tickets to any of the motorcycle events at Day-
tona International Speedway are available online
or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

2. Heath Small, Waller. Te\as. Yamaha
3. Ties Yonce, Charleston, S.C.. Yamaha

Amateur Middleweight Grand Prix
1. Gustavo Laya. Miami. Fla., Honda
2. Brian McCormack, Waterford. Ireland,
3. Chris Porter. Warrington. Pa.. Honda

Expert Speedscreen Unlimited GP
1 .lames McConnell. Oilando. FI ,
2. Takashi Tezuka. Tokyo. Japan. Honda
3. Garyn Berbaum, Washington. N .1., Ducati

Amateur Speedscreen Unlimited GP
1. Andrew Moates. Casselberry, Floa.. Suzuki
2. Gene Gilchrist. Columbus. Ohio, Suzuki
3. J.B. La, man. East EllijaN. Ga.. Yamaha

Expert Lightweght GP
1. Mark Stiles. Darien. W\isc.. Yamaha
2. Nate Kern, Phoenixiille, Pa., BNMW
3. John Costi. Nli-mn. Fla.. Buell

Outdoors- Woman Workshop

has April 8-10 vacancies
The Florida Fish and experiment and enjoy the ca- The workshop will take
Wildlife Conservation Corn- maraderie of others who want place at Camp Wallwood on
mission (FWC) still has room to learn about Florida's great Lake Talquin near Tallahas-
for women who want to spend outdoors. Although it is de- see. Sessions will begin Fri-
a weekend learning a variety signed with women in mind, day morning and end Sunday
of outdoor skills April 8-10. the camp is open to anyone afternoon.
The FWC invites women, who wants to learn in a com- The cost is $175, however a
18 and older, to attend the Be- fortable, non-threatening, non- limited number of partial
coming an Outdoors-Woman competitive, hands-on atmos- scholarships are available for
camp to improve their outdoor phere. The camp's instructors low-income participants, sin-
skil~s .nd ejoya few recre- 'tri e to mikep2iilicipants feel gle parents and college stu-
ational activities. In four, four- at ease. dents. The workshop is limited
hour sessions, workshops "Patience is the secret to the to 100 participants on a first-
teach skills associated with success of our Becoming an come, first-served basis.
hunting, fishing and other out- Outdoors-Woman ,program," SESSION TOPICS
door recreation at all levels of said Lynne Hawk, director of Introduction to Pan-
physical activity, the program. "Our instructors Fishing Introduction to
The Becoming an Outdoors- are here to guide people Handgun Shooting and Hunt-
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Suwannee Legals

File No. 612005CP0000070001XX
The administration of the estate of SARA B.
ROGERS, deceased, whose date of death was
November 16, 2004; File Number
612005CP0000070001XX is pending in the
Circuit Court for Suwannee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address. of which is 200
South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
rhe date of first publication of this notice is:
jarch 2. 2005.
�105 North Ohio Avenue
-ive Oak, Florida 32064
By:/s/Ernest A. Sellers
Florida Bar No. 0072243
s/Melissa R. Young
Melissa R. Young, Co-Personal Representa-
f50 Congress Parkway
L.awrenceville, GA 30044
?s/Ledwilh Bert Rogers
�.edwith Bert Rogers, Co-Personal Represen-
1a1471 CR 49
iive Oak, FL 32060
03/02, 09
k & A Mini Storage located at 10198 90th Trail
In Live Oak, FL. will accept bids on the con-
lents of the following units:
Unit A-3 Belonging to Xavier. Gilber
nit B-36 Belonging to Cynthia Poole
contents may be purchased in part or whole.
Payment must be made in cash. Sale date is
Tuesday, the 15th of March. 2005 at 9:00 AM at
A & A Mini Storage.
'A & A Mini Storage reserves the right to bid.
03/09,11 L

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nee County Local Mitigation Strategy Working
Group will meet at 2:00 p.m., March 16, 2005
at the County Emergency Operations Center
located at 13530 80th Terrace, Live Oak, Flori-
da, 32060. The purpose of the meeting is to
consider recommending to the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Suwannee County, Flori-
da, the Town of Branford Town Council and the
City of Live Oak City Council adoption of the
update to the County Local Mitigation Strategy.
The public is invited to attend the meeting and
provide comments concerning the update to
the County Local Mitigation Strategy. An o'p-
portunity Will be provided at the meeting for the
public to comment on the Local Mitigation
Strategy update and for the Working Group to
consider changes based on public comments
The public meeting is being conducted in a
handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired
should contact John G. Wooley, County Coor-
dinator, at 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, Florida,
32064 at least five calendar days prior to the
meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to
attend the meeting should contact the County
Coordinator at least five calendar days prior to
the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this, meeting should
contact the County Coordinator at least five
calendar days prior to the public meeting. Any
person wishing to provide comments who can-
not attend the meeting may do so by submit-
ting written comments to the County Coordina-
tor by 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2005 at the above
address. A copy of the draft Local Mitigation
Strategy Is available for public review at tl)e
County Emergency Operations Center at the
above address, the Suwannee River Regional
Public Library, 1848 Ohio Avenue South, Live
Oak, Florida, 32064, and at the Branford Pub-
lic Library, 703 Northwest Suwannee Avenue,
Branford, Florida, 32008. A FAIR

SECTION 83.806 (4) (a), FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
Section 83.806 (4) (a), Florida Statutes, the
personal property described below shall be
sold at public auction to the highest and best
bidder for cash in accordance with the follow-
ing terms:
1. The description of the contents of the stor-
age unit is believed to be personal property
consisting of household items, furnishings and
supplies. The value of the contents is unknown.
2. The name of the tenant is Nelson Quesad a
whose last known address is 8428 189th
Place. Live Oak. Fl 32060.
3. The public sale shall be held on the 12th
day of March, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock A.M., at
Frier's Mini Storage Unit Number ZZ, located at
634 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, Florida.
4. The contents of the mini-storage unit are
being sold to satisfy a lien for non-payment in
the amount of $1.201.28.

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5. The contents of the mini-storage unit may
be sold in separate pieces or as a total lot.
6. The tenant may satisfy the lien held by
Frier's Mini Storage and cancel this scheduled
sale by paying the full amount of the lien owed
to Frier's Mini Storage together with all interest,
legal costs and fees.
Date: February 1. 2005.
634 Helvenston Street
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Telephone: (386) 362-2188
Fax: (386) 364-1497
Cyndi Frier
Office Manager
03/02, 09

The Suwannee County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a workshop on THURS-
DAY, MARCH 17,2005 at 1:00 P. M. in the LIVE
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss pro-
posed "No Thru-Truck Zones" in Suwannee

Auction to be held at:
Duncan Tire & Auto
422 East Howard St.
Live Oak, FI 32064
Auction Time & Date:
March 21, 2005 @ 3:00 pm
1988 DODGE 1B3BG26S9JW162539
1992 FORD 1FACP52U2NA101716
1991 HONDA 2HGED6342MH558415
1985 FORD 1FTBR10A1FUD37596
1992 TOYOTA JT3AC11RON1056931
1976 FORD GRANADA 7E82L135567

The District Board of Trustees of North Florida
Community College will hold its regular month-
ly meeting Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 5:30
p.m. in the Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Cen-
ter, 415 SW Pinewood Drive, Live Oak, FL. A
copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing:
NFCC, Office of the President, 1000 Turner
Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-
related accommodations, contact the NFCC
Office of College Advancement, 850-973-
1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal oppor-
tunity employer,

the School Board Meeting Room, 702 2nd St.,
NW, Live Oak, FL on the following dates and

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Thursday. March 10. 2005 (Meet at Douglass
Center Conf. Bldg., 617 Ontario Ave., Live
10:00 a.m. Workshop Session to discuss Title
I/Choice, Alternative School, Liability Insur-
ance, Personnel, Policy Manual, Employee
Health Insurance
Monday. March 14.2005
3:30 p.m. Special Meeting regarding Employ-
ee Health Insurance, Personnel, and Curricu-
Tuesday. March 22.2005
5:55 p.m. Public Hearing for final review of ad-
ditions and revisions to the School Board Poli-
cy Manual as follows:
4.141 Educational Field Trips and Extra curr-
icular Trips (Revised)
7.17 Authorized Travel Expenses (Revised)
Final review of additions and revisions to
Student Progression Plan:

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Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
(EPCRA), the following, information is available
to the public upon request during normal work-
ing hours by the North Central Florida Local
Emergency Planning Committee, 2009 NW
67th Place, Gainesville, FL 32653-1603:
* Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier Two)
Shelter In Place Training Assistance
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
Emergency Release Follow-up Reports
Hazards Analyses for Section 302 facilities
. LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Re-
sponse Plan

SSection II. Promotion and Placement with- MatHow-to Comply Information for Hazardous
in Materials Users

the Elementary and Middle Grades
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
These meetings are open to the public. Anyone
,present wishing to appeal any decision made
during the Regular or Special Meeting will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
meeting is made, including any testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
/s/ Walter Boatright. Jr.
Walter Boatright, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools

Free Hazardous Materials Response Train-
ing for First Responders
Your Telephone Book may contain Haz-
ardous Materials Emergency Information that
you could be asked to follow in an actual emer-
The North Central Florida Local Emergency
Planning Committee (Florida District 3 LEPC)
serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties. To ob-
tain information on the above items, please
contact Dwayne Mundy at (352) 955-2200
X108, email or visit

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Introduction to Fly-
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Boating Basics Outdoor
Photography Basics
Basics Bird Watching Ba-
Florida Whitetails Basic
Small Game-Hunting Ba-
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Basic Personal Safety
Skills Basic Wilderness First
Talkin' Turkey Introduction
to Reading the Woods
Introduction to Shooting
Sports Hunter Safety Course
Black Powder Firearm Ba-
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Shooting and Hunting
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FWC Web site at Also, interest-
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North Florida Criminal Justice Academy holds commencement

Nineteen graduates par-
ticipated in commencement
exercises of the .Criminal
Justice Academy of North
Florida Community College
at Van H. Priest Auditorium,
Madison campus, Friday,
Feb. 11.
The graduates completed
the Criminal Justice Acade-
my "crossover" program to

become law enforcement of-
Recruit Walter Langley
conducted the invocation.
Academy Director Doris
McMillan presented awards.
North Florida Community
College President Morris G.
Steen Jr. conferred Certifi-
cates of Completion and re-
cruit Robert Mixon gave the

benediction. David Gilmore
of the Florida Bureau of Al-
cohol and Tobacco was
guest speaker. The award
for Highest Academic
Achievement went to
Lawrence Perez of Tallahas-
For more information con-
telephone 850-973-1617.

$1.2 million in aid and scholarships

awarded to Suwannee County

students by NFCC since 1994
NFCC is making college possible for many local students

At the Feb. 15 meeting of
the North Florida Communi-
ty College Board of Trustees,
President Morris G. Steen Jr.
announced that since 1994
the college has provided
$911,195 in financial aid and
scholarships and $259,929 in
dual enrollment tuition
waivers to students from
Suwannee County.
In his report, Steen said
that 456 Suwannee County
residents have been able to

attend NFCC thanks in part
to assistance from the col-
lege over the past ten years.
This year 117 students have
been awarded over $246,000.
"The mission of North
Florida Community College
is to make college accessible
for as many students as pos-
sible. We are doing every-
thing in our power to make
this happen," said Steen..
In all, NFCC has awarded
more than $8.7 million in fi-

nancial aid, scholarships and
tuition waivers since 1994.
Of that amount, $1,429,414
has been in dual enrollment
tuition waivers. Dual enroll-
ment allows academically
qualified students from area
high schools to attend col-
lege classes for credit. ,
For more information, con-
tact the NFCC College Ad-
vancement office at 850-973-
1653 or e-mail


Army Pvt.
Army Pvt. Djuan L. Har-
rington has graduated from
the Light-wheeled Vehicle
Mechanic advanced individ-
ual training (AIT) course at
Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed to
train soldiers to perform
maintenance, troubleshoot,
and repair wheeled vehicles
and related mechanical com-
ponents, 'including suspen-
sion systems, internal com-
bustion 'engines and power
trains, spark- and compres-
sion-ignition engines, wheel-
hub assemblies, hydraulic

Djuan L. Harrington
brake and steering systems, Brenda S. and Lynn Fleming
and operate a wheeled vehi- of 132nd Terrace, Li%\e Oak
cle crane, hoist, and winch The private is a 2002 grad-
assemblies. uate of Suwannee High
Harrington's parents are School, Live Oak.

Marine Corps 1 st Sgt.

Dale C. LaSonde

Marine Corps I t Sgt.
Dale C. LaSonde. a 080i
graduate of Branfoi .i--gh
School. Brdnford, recently
reported for duty with
.nti-Terrorisin Banalion
4th Mlarine\

Brigade. Camp Lejeune.
LaSonde is a 11)'� grad-
tate of Branford High
School ot Branford and
joined the Marine Corps in
Jul,, 1'89.

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NFCC CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRADUATES: Pictured, I to r, front row, Bobbie Carrol, Tonya Faye Marks,
Pamela Murphy and Vivian Lewis; second row, Randall Gibbs, LaTonya Crumitie, Carmelita EverettZ
Mark McNally, Robert Flynn, Robert Mixon and James B. Stubbs; third row, Special Agent Mike
Smith, Michael LaTorre, Scott Weller, Reginald Byrd, Lawrence Perez, Capt. Ron Cave, Travis Brog *
don, Walter Langley,. Martin A. Boone, Instructor David Gilmore. - Photo: Submitted

A roadmap to an underwater world

By Ken Cook
My goal as a professional an-
gler has always been helping
others enjoy the sport of fishing
so that we can be stronger in our
efforts to preserve the fishing
environment. Throughout my
20-plus years of professional
fishing I have discovered one
sure way to accomplish this
Any guesses? The one con-
stant answer is to help others be-
come more productive anglers.
In return they are more com-
pelled to do what they can to
protect the longevity of the
One of the best ways to teach
people to become more produc-
tive on the water is to make sure
they are familiar with their
equipment. Familiarization with
equipment can save time. In-
stead of spending all your time
looking for fish you'll spend
more time catching them. A
fish finder is the perfect exam-
\When most people take to the
water their fish finders' sole
function is to reveal the location

offish. But in reality a fish find-
er is so much more. A fish find-
er - when properly used - acts as
a roadmap to a fish's environ-
I started using the Bottom
Line NCC 5300 depth
finder/GPS Unit in 2000. I have
never found a navigational aid
as user friendly as this one. It
has the best fish/structure find-
ing software I have ever seen. It
reads the bottom in less than
two feet of water and at 70 mph
better than any other unit. The
ability to accurately distinguish
between soft and hard bottoms
as well as easily identify under-
water structures is a feature
many beginning anglers might
easily overlook.
Fish are affected by underwa-
ter structure such as trees,
weeds, rocks, and drop-offs,
current, sunlight and wind. The
ability to view these structures
can make a big difference in
your anchoring decisions and
techniques along with your bait
selection. Mud and vegetation
on the bottom absorb and scatter
the sonar signal,'which reduces'

the strength of the return echo
Harder bottoms of shale, rock or
coral easily reflect the sonar sig-
nal. The difference is easily
identifiable on your screen. A
soft bottom shows as a thin line
across the screen while a hard
bottom shows as a wide line on
the sonar's screen.
The absence of fish in an are4
does not mean anglers should
dismiss the types of underwater
structures that are visible on the"
screen. During competition I alt"
ways make sure to note where,1
have found structures that
would make good fish habitats..
As the course of the tournament
roles on I will often revisit thes6
spots when on the previous da.
no fish were visible. Changes, ig
water temperature, times of th-
year and a fish's life cycle all
play an important role in identi-
fying the best underwater locao
The next time you are on th6
water take time to identify in-'
derwater structures. If you do
you'll be one cast closer to land-
ing the big one you've seen in
your dreams.

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Emmylou Harris headlines Florida Folk Festival

- Celebration of Florida's music,

endary musician, performer
rid folk historian Emmylou
Harris, winner of eleven
Grammy Awards and hailed
3@y Billboard magazine as a
major figure in American mu-
sic, will headline the Florida
Folk Festival on May 27-29.
In presenting her with its
prestigious Century Award,
Billboard credited Harris
-With having "uncompromis-
inglI advanced the cause of
rpots music in our nation and
itsartistic and cultural reso-
itance around the world." -
J Iarris will perform on Sat-'
urday evening at the 888-acre
Sephen Foster Folk Culture
Sqter State Park. Now in its

53rd year, the Florida Folk
Festival is one of America's
oldest folk festivals. Staged
alongside the legendary
Suwannee River, the event
showcases the cultural tradi-
tions of Florida's many com-
munities with music, dance,
crafts, food and storytelling.
Harris will be among more
than 300 Florida performers
taking the stage and offering
workshops throughout the 3-
day festival. During a 30-year
career, Harris has recorded
with many of.the luminaries
of traditional arid country
music, including Johnny
Cash, Tammy Wynette, Roy
Orbison, The Chieftains, Dol-
ly Parton, George Jones and

Bill Monroe. She also has
recorded with innovators like
Neil Young, Bob Dylan,
Beck, Tracy 'Chapman and
Elvis Costello. Since 1975,
she has produced eight gold
or platinum albums, relying
upon country standards such
as the Louvin Brothers' "If I
Could Only Win Your Love"
-and taking risks to perform
songs penned by writers who
were unknown at the time, in-
cluding Jesse Winchester,
Townes Van Zandt, Delbert
McClinton and Guy Clark.
A gifted songwriter and in-
terpreter of others' music,
Harris was inducted into the
Grand Ole Opry in 1992. In
naming Harris the 1999 re-
cipient of its Century Award,
Billboard praised her as hav-
ing "an exquisite voice that's
immaculate in its spirit." Oth-
er winners of the Century
Award include George Harri-

dance, food,
son, Chet Atkins, Buddy Guy,
Joni Mitchell and Carlos San-
Tickets are $15 a day or
$35 for the weekend for
adults if purchased in ad-
vance, or $20 a day/$40 for
the weekend at the gate. Chil-
dren under 6 years of age are
admitted free. Children be-
tween the ages of 6 and 17
years are admitted for $4 for
the entire weekend. Credit
card purchases can be made
by calling toll-free, 1-877-
635-3655 To order by mail,
send a check or money order
to: Florida Nature & Heritage
Tourism Center, P.O. Box
849, White Springs, FL
32096. Checks should be
made payable to Florida Folk
Festival. The park is located
near the intersection of 1-10
and 1-75 in north central
The .53rd annual Florida

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Monthly Meetings
Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) Staff - Live Oak -
Third Wednesday, City
Council Chambers, City
;Hall, 101 SE White Ave.,
:Live Oak, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
You may reach Congressman
Boyd by calling 202-225-
5235 or his web site at Con-
gressman Boyd's staff visit
so that the people of Suwan-
nee County have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person is-
sues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist
'constituents with a variety of
issues related to various fed-
;eral agencies. It is important
,to the Congressman that his
'staff make themselves avail-
able for those who are not
able to travel to either his
Panama City or. Tallahassee
Alzheimer's Support
Group - Third Thursday,
-:30 p.m., Marvin E. Jones
'Building, Dowling Park.
-Info: Cindy Erskin, 386-658-
American Legion Post
107 - First Thursday, 12-2
-p.m., Suwannee River Re-
9gional Library, South Ohio
A\e. Info: Clair NMcLauchlln,
386-362-3524 or Richard
Buffington, 386-364-5985.
Branford Camera Club -
Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,
Branford Library. Info: Car-
olyn Hogue, 386-935-2044.
Cub Scout Pack No. 408
Committee - Second Tues-'
day, 6:30 p.m., Live Oak;
Church of Christ, 1497 Irvin
Ave (SR 51 South). Jnfo:
Alan Stefanik, Committee
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(11 a i 1 : o
T The
Tiger, Wolf, Bears, and We-
belos dens (grades one" -
five) - meet every Thursday,
it the church, 6:30-8 p.m.,
When school is in session;
Pack meeting - fcuith
thursday at the same. irnie
rid .place during which the
entiree group meets for

awards, skits and fun.
Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter No. 126 -
Second Thursday, 6 p.m.,
226 Parshley St., S.W. Info:
Florida Gateway Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's Associa-
tion - Second Thursday, 6
p.m., locations change. Info:
Sandy Harrison at 386-754-
0434 or 386-752-0516.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park - board
meeting second Tuesday, 7
p.m., Suwannee River State
Park. Info: Membership
Chair Walter Schoenfelder
.850-971-5354, e-mail'
Girl Scout Leaders - First
Monday, 7 p.m. Girl Scouts
of Gateway Council,
Woman's Club. Info: Mary
Check-Cason, 386-362-4475.
Hamilton County Gov-
ernmental Monthly Meet-
ings - Bellville Volunteer
Fire/Rescue executive board:
second Monday, 7 p.m.
Hamilton County Alcohol
and Other Drug Prevention
Coalition - fourth Wednes-
day, 9:30-11 a.m., Hamilton
County School Board meet-
ing i'.:'i,: JRE Lee Adminis-'
trative Complex, Jasper.
Info: Grace McDonald, 386-
938-4911, e-mail mcdon-
Hamilton County Board
of Commissioners - First
Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third
Tuesday at 6 p.m., County
C;omnlioniso. i irs ' Board
Roomni. cOuithoi.ise, Jasper.
Hamilton County Cham-
ber of Commerce, Inc. -
meets first Thursday, at 6, at 204 N. Hatley St.,
Jasper. For more info, call
H�milton County Coun-
cil on Aging, Inc. - Needs
volunteer drivers for the
home-delivered meals pro-
gram. If you enjoy helping
others and are interested or
need more information,
ple.i' contact Dorsey Stubbs
at Council on Aging, 1509
S.W. First Street in Jasper or


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national Safety and Health
(NIOSH), regular or pro-
longed exposure to noises
over 85 dB (decibels) can
'pose a hearing risk.
"In general, if you have to
'raise your voice to be heard,
4the environment is too 'loud
'for .your ears," says re-
searcher Sig Soli, Ph.D,
House Ear Institute. "And
the louder the sound, the less
'time it takes before your
hearing will be affected. Just
15 minutes at a rock concert
'can subject you to 100 deci-
'bels. or more of. damaging
-sound -- the maximum dura-
,tion of exposure for that
*sound level. Cranking up the
volume too high on a stereo
or headset can pose a similar
In an increasingly noisy
world, digital technology
has compounded the prob-
lem of noise exposure by al-
lowing us to increase vol-
ume levels on our stereos
and headsets without sound
distortion. Digital technolo-

gy is popular with teens and
pre-teent,. n'akin2 them
more uileicrable to noise-in-
duced herwin lo'.ss.. Parents
can set .- good C \amrple by
turning down ilth voluine
levels of all lo',.usehold c'ere-
os and wearing ' hlc.iii m pro-
tection around either in-,ie
sources like po.e'.r iools and
vacuum cieaiier's, and should
encourage children :to wear
hearing prote .tion:' Iea plu_ IL"
or ear muff-, ini rioi ', cnij- ,
'Advise kids to follow
these tips for hearing con-
servation: avoid loud noises
in excess of 85 decibels,
lower volume levels on your
stereo and wear earplugs in
hoisy environments. Here
,are the sound output levels
of some activities that could
pose a risk for hearing:
* Movies with super
sound systems can range
from 80'to 100 decibels
* Concerts/Live .Music
can range from 100 to 120
* Games in sports stadi-
ums can range from 80 to

call 386-792-1136.
Hamilton County
opment Authority
the second Thursda
-p.m., at 204 NE 1st S
dlin Building, Jasp
more info, call 3;
Hamilton County
Development Cou
meets the second Wed
at 12 noon, at 204 NE
Sandlin Building, Jas
more info, call 3:
Home and Corn
Educators (HCE)
council meets on the f
day of the month at 9:
at the Suwannee Cou
tension Office, Ci
Complex, Eleventh
Live Oak. They w
new members. For fui
formation call 386-36
Jasper City (
Meeting - Second Mo
p.m., Jasper City Hall
Jasper Lions Club
ing - Second and fourth
day, 7 p.m., Roosters
Call Jim Taitt for fur
formation at 386-938-
Jennings Town (
Meeting - First Tue
p.m., Jennings TownI
MainStreet Ha
County, Inc. - Third
day, MainStreet
Jasper, 6 p.m.
School Board -
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
White Springs
Council Meeting:
Tuesday,- 7 p.m.,
Springs Town Hall.
I Can Cope - Edui
support group for any
cancer for patients,
and friends. Third Tue
p.m., Marvin E. Jones
ing, Dowling Park
Cindy 386-658-5700.
Leona 4-H Comi
Club - First Monday,
home of Avon and
Hicks, 6107 180t
McAlpin. Call Betty I
386-963-4205 or Pam
at 386-963-1236.
Lion's Club - Farm
meeting room, 7 p.m.,
Tuesday and fourth T
tall Richard Tuckc
Live Oak Artist G
p.m., first Tuesda
Luke's Episcopal
Contact Don Stricklan
Live Oak Christian
Educators - meet first
day of every month.
are looking for a strong
school support group
contact Pat, 386-364-
Live Oak Garden
Monthly from Sep
The Morning Glor
group-third Friday
Night Bloomers night
third Tuesday, 130:
Eleventh Street, Live
Live Oak Senior (
- meet at 10:30 a.n
Monday of the mont]
Exhibition II Buildin
seum Complex, 13(
Eleventh St., Live
Members have the op]

100 decibels
* Portable CD/MP
ers at full volume ca:
from 100 to 115 decil
"Concerned parent
protect their young
dren's sensitive ea
choosing quieter to
lowering the volu:
noisy toys by tapin
speakers or removing
ies," says James D. B
CEO, House Ear In
"You can help you
children save their
by teaching them th
noise is a potential
danger. If you buy tl
MP3 player or a nois
puter game, take the
demonstrate the safe
level limits to protect
ears from permanent
For more informal
hearing and hearing
visit the House Ear I
(HEI) Web sit or call
483-4431 and ask ab
Institute's Sound P
hearing conservation


hem an Building Counseling Room,
y com- 4305 NW 90th Blvd.,
time to Gainesville. To register or
sound for more information contact
ct their Cheryl Bailey at Hospice of
t dam- North Central Florida, 352-
692-5107 or toll-free, 800-
tion on g816-0596.
g loss, SHINE - Serving Health
institute Insurance Needs of Elders -
Volunteers are needed in
1 (213) your area to assist elders and
out the their caregivers receive in-
artners formation and assistance on
n pro- health insurance and
Medicare. Comprehensive

ty to take part in escorted
Devel- tours. For more info, call
- meets Lula Herring at 386-364-
y, at 7 1510. NOTE: March meet-
it., San- ing canceled, next meeting
er. For April 4.
86-792- Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society Animal Shel-
Tourist ter - The monthly meeting
ncil - will be held on the second
inesday, Monday of the month at
1st St., noon at the shelter. For more
per. For info, contact the toll-free
86-792- number: 866-Adoptl2 (866-
236-7812). Located on Bis-
munity bee Loop (use the south en-
- the trance). In Lee off CR 255,
first Fri- Madison County. Visit web-
:30 a.m. site at
nty Ex-
oliseum neehs.
Street, Live Oak, Suwannee
welcomee County Recreation Board -
rther in- meets on the second Wednes-
2-2771. day of each month at 5 p.m.
Council at the Suwannee Parks &
monday, 6 Recreation offices at 1201
1. Silas Drive, Live Oak. For
b Meet- more info, please contact
th Tues- 386-362-3004.
s Diner. MADD Dads - Third
rther in- Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
-3582. Suwannee County Court-
Council house.
sday, 7 Man To Man Group -
Hall. Meets regularly at 7 p.m.,
imilton second Thursday each month
I Thurs- at the Marvin E. Jones Build-
Office, ing, Dowling Park. Each pro-
gram is free of charge and re-
Fourth freshments are provided. For
further info, call the Ameri-
Town can Cancer Society toll-free
Third at 800-ACS-2345 or the local
White office toll-free at 888-295-
6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
national Market Days - Advent
type of Christian Village, first Satur-
families day, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Space on
esday, 7 first-come, first-serve basis,
s Build- $5 each. Village Square
c. Call shops open. Call the Lodge
Office 386-658-5200.
munity McAlpin Community
7 p.m., Club - 'Regular monthly
Betty meetings are held on the sec-.
h St., ond Monday at 7 p.m., be-
Hicks at ginning with a covered dish
Nettles dinner. Everyone is wel-
come. The purpose of the
Bureau Club is to acquaint members
second of the community with all the
Tuesday. services that are available in
', 386- the Cuin ' F:ol i'i{f6""in
scheduled speakers, call
uild - 7 Grant Meadows Jr., 386-935-
ly, St. 9316 or Shirley Jones, 386-
Church. 963-5357. For info on rent-
id, 386- ing the building, call Kristie
Harrison at 386-364-3400.
n Home MOMS Club - Second
t Thurs- Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. at the
If you fellowship hall of Bethel
ig home Missionary Baptist Church.
please Go West on US 90 - seven
1734. miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2
Club - miles from the
it.-May. Columbia/Suwannee County
ies day line, 12 miles from Live Oak.
and the For more info, call 386-397-
t group- 1254 or e-mail MOM-
2 S.W. SClubofLiveOak-
Citizens National Association of
a., first Retired Federal Employees
h at the (N.A.R.F.E.) Chapter 1548
g, Coli- - meets third Tuesday at
02 SW 11:30 a.m. at Quail Heights
Oak. Country Club, Lake City.
portuni- Guest speakers. All present
and retired federal employ-
ees invited. Info: 386-755-
8570 or 386-752-6593.
Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m.,
3 Play- Suwannee River Regional
n range Library. Call Michelle 386-
bels 776-2955, for more into.
its can Remembering the Loss of
r chil- Your Baby - An open.sup-
ars by port group for families who
oys or have experienced ihe loss of
me on a baby through miscarriage,
g over ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth,
batter- newborn death or termina-
oswell, tion due to fetal, abnormality
i or maternal complications.
r older Group meets the first Thurs-
hearing day of each month, 11:30
a l ouh a.m. - 1 p.m., at Hospice of
health North Central Florida, North

Lafayette County who are
trying to understand
Medicare and other health
insurance programs can re-
ceive help from the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders)
Program. Specially trained
SHINE volunteers help
Medicare recipients make in-
formed decisions about their
health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards. SHINE volunteers
also inform seniors about

training is provided by the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs. This service is pro-
vided at no charge. Call the
Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders -
Branford - Library, US 129
North, Branford, 9-11 a.m. -
first Wednesday of every
month. Elders and their care-
givers in Suwannee County
who are trying to understand
Medicare and other health
insurance ' programs can re-
ceive help from the Florida
Department bf Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders)
Program. Specially trained
SHINE volunteers help
Medicare recipients make in-
formed decisions about their
health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards. SHINE volunteers
also inform seniors about
free and discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs and eligi-
bility requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no charge.
For more info or if you can't
travel to the site, contact the
Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders -
Advent Christian Village -
Dowling Park - Schedule
appointment with SHINE
counselor by calling 386-
658-3333 or 386-658-5329.
Elders and their caregivers in
Suwannee County who are
trying to understand
Medicare and other health
insurance programs can re-
ceive help from the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders)
Program. Specially trained
SHINE volunteers help
Medicare recipients make in-
formed decisions about their
health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards. SHINE volunteers
also inform seniors about
free and discounted prescrip-
tion drug pi'Zgramsn and elihi-
bilit3 requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no charge.
For more info or if you can't
travel to the site, contact the
Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243,' Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders -
Live Oak - Su aiiinnce River
Regional Library, US 129
South, 12:30-2:30 p.m. - sec-
ond Monday of every month
and 1:30-2:30 p.m. - second
Thursday of every month.
Elders and their caregivers in
Suwannee County who are
trying to understand
Medicare and other. health
insurance programs can re-
ceive help from the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders)
Program. Specially trained
SHINE, volunteers help
Medicare recipients make in-
formed decisions about their
health insurance and
Medicare Prescription Drug
Cards. SHINE volunteers
also inform seniors about
free and discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs and eligi-
bility requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no charge.
For more info or if you can't
travel to the site, contact the
Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
SHINE - Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders -
Mayo - Library, SR 51,
Mayo, 12:30-2:30 p.m. - first
Wednesday of every month.
Elders and their caregivers in

day, 8 p.m., Mayo Manna
House, Pine Street - for fam-
ily members and friends to
show support. For more info,
call Barbara, 386-294-3348
or Marcia, 386-208-1008.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Branford - meets Tuesday
and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bran-
ford United Methodist
Church, Express and Henry
St., Branford. For more info,
call 386-935-2242 or the
District 16 Help Line toll-
free, 800-505-0702.


free and discounted prescrip-
tion drug programs and eligi-
bility requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no charge.
For more info or if you can't
travel to the site, contact the
Elder Helpline toll-free at
800-262-2243, Monday -
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Small Scale Farmers and
Craft Designers Market
Committee - Third Thurs-
day, 7 p.m., Coliseum exten-
sion offices.
Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion - Second Monday, 7
p.m., Suwannee Ri er Water
Management District. For
more info, call Don Neale,
386-362-4850 or Sylvia
Dunnam, 386-362-3256.
Suwannee County
Tourist Development
Council - Fourth Tuesday, 1
p.m., Chamber of Commerce
Building, 816 S. Ohio Ave.,
P.O. Drawer C., Live Oak,
FL 32064
Suwannee County Cattle-
men's Association - Third
Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Farmers
Co-op meeting room,. Call
Herb Rogers, 386-362-4118.
Suwannee County Senior
Citizens - meet at 10:30
a.m., first Monday of the
month at the Exhibition II
Building, Coliseum Com-
plex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,
Live Oak. For more info call
Lula Herring, 386-364-1510.
Suwannee River Valley
Archaeology Society - Third
Tuesday; public library,
Branford; Info: 386-935-
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association - Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407
Dowling Ave., Live Oak, $5
per person for meal and
Suwannee Valley Ge-
nealogical Society - First
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wilbur St.
Live Oak (behind Mizell's).
Open Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, 9 a.m.-noon qnd 1-5
p.m. Info: 386-330-0110.
Suwannee Valley Quilters
- First and third ThursdJ.. 10 J.aie-,-386-776-2909 -
after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel
Club - Third Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., Hospitality and Recre-
ational Building, Columbia
County Fairgrounds, Lake
City, P.O. Box 2013, Lake
City, FL 32056.
Tobacco-Free Partner-
ship o' Suwannee County -
meet quarterly, call Mary
Jordan Taylor 386-362-2708,
ext. 232.
Vivid Visions, Inc. - A
shelter and outreach agency
for victims of domestic vio-
lence meets the first Monday
of each month at 5:30 p.m.,
Douglass Center Conference
Room. All persons interested
in helping victims of domes-
tic violence are encouraged
to attend. For more info, call
Wellborn Community
Association (WCA) - Sec-
ond Thursday, 7 p.m., Well-
born Community Center.
Contact Bonnie Scott, 386-
963-4952 or leave a message
at 386-208-1733. WCA
(building fund)-First Satur-
day-Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast, center of Well-
born, Andrews Square. Blue-
berry pancakes, sausage, OJ,
Wellborn Neighborhood
Watch - last Thursday, 7
p.m., Blake Lowe Building,
1517 4th Ave., Wellborn. For
more info, call Bruce or
Jane, 386-963-3196.
Weekly Meetings
Al-Anon/Mayo AI-Anon
Group - meets each Thurs-



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Alcoholics Anonymous -
Live Oak - meets Tuesday
and Friday, 8 p.m., Precinct
Voting Building, Nobles Fer-
ry Road, Live Oak. For more
info, call District 16 Help
Line toll-free, 800-505-
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Mayo Group - meets Sun-
day, Monday, Wednesday
and Thursdays at 8 p.m. The
meetings are held at Manna
House, Pine Street, Mayo.
Info: 386-294-2423 or Dis-
trict 16 Help Line toll-free,
Alcoholics Anonymous -
White Springs - Courage to
Change - Monday, 8 p.m.,
Methodist Church, White
Springs. Info: 386-397-1410
or District 16 Help Line toll-
free, 800-505-0702.
Bluegrass Association -
Saturdays; 6 p.m.; Pickin'
Shed; Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park; covered dish on
first and third Saturday. Info:
Bridge Club - Monday,
6:45 p.m., Golden Corral
Restaurant, Live Oak. Info:
Boy Scout Troop #693 -
Every Monday, 7 p.m.,
Shrine Club, Bass Road, un-
til further notice. Info: 386-
Live Oak Singles Group -
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Live Oak
Christian Church fellowship
hall on US 129 North (next
to Walt's Ford). This not a
church sponsored event.
Info: Bob, 386-935-6595 or
Carla, 386-758-1802;
Narcotics Anonymous -
The Gratitude Group -
Meetings held Monday, 7
p.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 1391 S.W. Eleventh
St. (in the back), Live Oak,
FL 32060.
Over Eaters Anonymous
- We care. Meets Mondays
1.1:35, a.m.,-. 1250. p.m.,
Mohddy;,' at' Suwahnee Riv-
er Regional Library, 129

South, Live Oak. For more
info, call 386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meet-
ing - Old Nettie Baisden
school next to the football
stadium, 6:30 p.m., every
Square Dance - With
Vagabond Squares, Thurs-
day, 7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's
Episcopal Church, Newbem
Road. Loyce Harrell, 386-
963-3225, or Ralph Beek-
man, 386-752-2544.
Suwannee River Riding
Club - Membership fee $25
per year. Team roping first
and third Friday night. Speed
events first and third Satur-
day night. Call 386-935-
Suwannee Valley Barber-
shop Chorus - Every Tues-
day, Crapps Meeting Room,
Suwannee River Regional
Library, US 129 South, Live
Oak at 7 p.m. Call Fred
Phillips, 386-362-1886.
TOPS - Take Off Pounds
Sensibly (TOPS); Live Oak
Community Church of God,
Thursday; 8:30 a.m. weigh-
in; meeting 9 a.m.; Info: Bar-
bara Crain, 386-362-5933;
Sharon Martin, 386-364-
5423. -
Weight Watchers - Mon-
day, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St.
Luke's Episcopal, toll-free
AARP Taxaide Program
- Free tax service; all taxpay-
ers; low or middle income;
special attention 60 and old-
er; Community Presbyterian
Church, every Tuesday; 10
a.m.-1 p.m.; Suwannee River
Regional Library, every Sat-
urday, 9 a.m.-noon. No ap-
pointment needed. Info: Jack
Wilson, 386-963-5023.
Advent Christian Village
- 2004-2005 Artist Series -
Events include: Donna
Wissinger - flutist, Saturday,
March 12, at the Phillips
Dining Room, 7 p.m., 'Cot-
ton Patch Gospel,' Monday,
March 21, at the Village
Church,,7.. p.m._ (Based. on
Cljrence Jordan's version of
the book of Matthew); The





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Friday, April 22, at the Vil-
lage Church, 7 p.m. ACV
season tickets are available
at Advent Christian Village,
The Music Center in Live
Oak, and the Suwannee
County Chamber of Com-
merce. Cost: Adults $80;
Students (ages 13-18) $35;
Children (ages 5-12) $25.
Another Way, Inc. Sup-
port Groups - Another Way,
Inc. offers support groups for
victims and survivors of do-
mestic violence. For info re-
garding dates and times, call
386-792-2747 or the toll-free
hotline at 800-500-1119.
'Before You Tie The
Knot' - four-hour class for
couples who will marry
soon. The cost is $10 per
couple. Completion of this
course is required when cou-
ples reduce their marriage li-
cense fee by $32.50. Pre-reg-
istration is required. Regis-
tration forms are available at
the Clerk of the Court's of-
fice or the Suwannee County
Extension Service office,
Childbirth classes - of-
fered at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Health Department on
Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m.
Please call to register at 386-
362-2708, ext. 2.18 - Coleen
Cody. The classes are free of
Department of Children
and Families - can assist
you in applying to register to
vote or update your voter
registration record. If you re-
ceive or apply for public as-
sistance benefits, your local
Department of Children and
Families service center can
assist you in completing a
voter registration application
to your local Supervisor of
elections for you. Remem-
ber, voting is a right. Your
local service center is at 501
Demorest St., Live Oak,
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers Needed - The
American ..Red-, Cross of
Suwannee Valley is looking
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Disaster Action Team to as-
sist victims of fires and other
natural disasters. If you are
interested and would like to
learn more, call 386-752-
The Story of Dowling
Park - Do you want to know
more about the Advent
Christian Village (ACV) at
Dowling Park? ACV repre-
sentatives are available to
meet with you and share the
story of Dowling Park. If
you're interested in arrang-
ing a speaking engagement
or a tour for your organiza-
tion, club or church, please
contact us at 386-658-5110
or toll-free, 800-714-3134 or
e - m a i 1 For
an ACV preview, visit Or re-
quest a free videotape.
Experience Works - a na-
tional nonprofit organiza-
tion, (formerly Green
Thumb) provides training
and employment services to
older workers - over 55 and
with a limited income - in
Suwannee County through
the Senior Community Ser-
vice Employment Program
(SCSEP). Participants are
paid the minimum wage for
an average of 20 hours per
week. For more info, visit
or call the Lake City One
Stop, 386-755-9026, ext.
3129 for Loretta or ext. 3134
for Ronald.
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in Gainesville
- Florida's state natural his-
tory museum, located near
the intersection of Southwest
34th Street and Hull Road in
the University of Florida
Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sat-
urday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and
Christmas. For more info, in-
cluding ticket prices, direc-
tions and parking info, call
352-846-2000. Visit . . ..
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History in Gainesville
- Wigglers and Walkers for
children ages 2-5 is offered
the second Wednesday of
every month. The children
learn about exhibits through
stories, games, hands-on ob-
jects and other age-appropri-
ate activities. Adult volun-
teers are needed to give Wig-
glers and Walkers tours and
no experience is required. To
volunteer, applicants must be
available to meet the first
Wednesday of each month
from 3-4 p.m. and to give
tours every second Wednes-
day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For
more info, call 352-846-
2000, ext. 277.
FoodSource - a Christian
based Christian food cooper-
ative, is in your area! Stretch
your food dollars! With the
help of dedicated volunteers,
FoodSource is able to pro-
vide quality foods at low
prices while promoting
Christian values and volun-
teerism in your community.
This is NOT a needy only
program; it is for EVERY-
ONE. For questions or to or-
der, call your local coordina-
tor. Live Oak: Live Oak
Church of God - 386-362-
2483; Wellborn United
Methodist Church - 386-963-
5023; EbenezerAME Church
- 386-362-6383 or 386-364-
4323 or 386-362-4808;
Jasper: 386-792-3965; White
Springs: 386-752-2196 or
386-397-1228; Bell: 352-
463-7772 or 352-463-1963;
Lake City 386-752-7976 or
FoodSource toll-free at 800-
832-5020 or visit Web site at for

questions or to become a lo-
cal host site.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park - Join the
Friends of Suwannee River
State Park, a non-profit
501(c)3 charitable organiza-
tion. Help keep the State
Park the gem of the Suwan-
nee River. The park is locat-
ed 13 miles West of Live Oak
off US 90. Quarterly
newsletter, quarterly meet-

ings, monthly board meet-
ings and an annual luncheon
meeting. Membership
brochures may be picked up'
at the State Park or mail your
membership to: Friends of
Suwannee River State Park,
20185 CR 132, Live Oak, FL
32060. Phone: 386-362-
2746. Individual Friend-$15;
Family-$25; Business Spon-
sor-$50; Corporate Friend-
$100-$250; Lifetime Friend-
$300. For more info contact
the membership chair Walter
Schoenfelder at 850-971-
5354, or e-mail him at wb-
GED Tests - A person
wanting to take the GED test
must call to reserve a seat in
the registration session. At-
tendance in a registration
session is mandatory in or-
der to take the GED test. To
reserve seat for registration
session and pay fees, call
386-364-2782-Lynn Lee. To
inquire about age waivers,
call 386-384-2763-Lynne
Roy, counselor, and 386-
364-2619-Kim Boatright,
GED examiner at Suwannee-
Hamilton Technical Center.
Harsonhill Inc., a pre-
scription information pub-
lishing company - Financial
help for those who can't af-
ford their prescription drugs
is available right now. Steve
Reynolds, President of Har-
sonhill Inc., a prescription
information publishing com-
pany, states assistance pro-
grams have been established
by more than 100 U.S. drug
manufacturers to assist low
income people. These pro-
grams cover over 1,400 com-
monly prescribed medicines.
Reynolds states his company
publishes a 85+ page manual
that contains all the informa-
tion required to apply to
these assistance programs.
For more information about
these programs or to obtain
the manual e-mail: harsonhill or contact
Reynolds toll-free at 888-
240-9240 or.write,to,,Harson-
hill Inc.,: 22425 Ventura
Blvd., No. 190, Woodland
Hills, CA 91364. For imme-
diate info, visit www.Pre-
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley - Helping Hands Vol-
unteer Orientation - first
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. at
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. After at-
tending orientation and com-
pleting the screening
process, you will be eligible
for volunteering in the Hos-
pice'Attic thrift store, admin-
istrative offices as well as
helping at special events, ed-
ucational fairs, community
events and fund raising. To
register or for more info con-
tact Carolyn Long, 386-752-
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley - Helping Hands Vol-
unteer Orientation - third
Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. at Hos-
pice of the Suwannee Valley,
618 SW FL Gateway Drive,
Lake City. After attending
orientation and completing
the screening process, you
will be eligible for volunteer-
ing in the Hospice Attic thrift
store, administrative offices
as well as helping at special
events, educational fairs,
community events and fund
raising. To register or for
more info contact Carolyn
Long, 386-752-9191.
Lafayette County Veter-
ans - All veterans of
Lafayette County for your
protection, your military
records DD Form 214, "Cer-
.tificate of Release or Dis-
charge from Active Duty"
can be recorded in the

Lafayette County Court-
house. Please see the Clerk
of Court's office.
LillyAnswers Program -
Available to Floridians 65
and older who are enrolled in
Medicare, have an annual in-
come below 200 percent of
the federal poverty level and
have no other drug coverage.
Seniors may apply for the
program at no cost by calling
a toll-free number, 877-RX-

LILLY, or by filling out an
application. LillyAnswers
card enables them to receive
a 30-day supply of Lilly
pharmaceutical products that
are sold at participating retail
pharmacies for a flat fee of
$12. Info about the LillyAn-
swers program is available at or by
calling toll-free 877-RX-
Love INC - A non-profit
Christian group that repre-
sents local churches in find-
ing help for valid needs. Call
Ginny Peters, 386-364-4673,
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -
MDA - Assists people with
ALS through help with pur-
chase and repair of wheel-
chairs, support groups, ex-
pert-led seminars, an ALS
Web site
( and
ALS-specific chat rooms
MOPS - Mothers of
Preschoolers - a gathering of
moms for encouragement
and fun. All mothers of chil-
dren from -birth to age five
are4 invited to attend. The
meetings are the second and
fourth Tuesday of the month,
September through May,
from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They
are held at the First Baptist
Church on Howard St. in
Live Oak. For more info,
please call 386-362-1583.
Marine Corps League
meets in Lake City - First
Tuesday of each month The
Suwannee Valley Detach-
ment of the Marine Corps
League of the United States
meets monthly in Lake City.
Even months are met in Live
Oak at the Shriners Club,
odd months are in Lake City
at Quality Inn (formerly Hol-
iday Inn). Marines in Suwan-
nee County should call Dale
Condy, 386-776-2002 or
John Meyers, 386-935-6784.
Lake City representatives,
John Parker, 386-754-1980
or Bob Edgar, 386-755-1354.
... Marriage?. Help me! - A
program presented by Solid
Rock Ministries, Inc. of
Jasper; at no charge to any-
one. Call for appointment at
386-792-2603. Helping to
apply Christian principles to
our every day living...
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Barn-
yard Buddies, free admis-
sion, 3 p.m. every Wednes-
day and Saturday to meet and
greet the farm animals. After
the animal introductions,
help with the afternoon feed-
ing. Toddlers and preschool-
ers will love learning about
the barnyard buddies. Meet
at the barn. For more info,
call 352-334-2170 or visit
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Living
History Days, every Satur-
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with
staff in period dress inter-
preting day-to-day life on a
Florida farm in 1870. Sample
homemade biscuits on the
woodstove with fresh butter
and cane syrup grown and
made on the farm. Help feed
the farm animals at 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. daily. Free admis-
sion. For more info call 352-
334-2170 or visit
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Discov-
er & Do, third Sunday of the
month, kids bring your fa-
vorite adult for a fun activity
and make a cool craft to take
home. Meet at Loblolly En-
vironmental Facility on NW
34th Street between Univer-

sity and NW 8th Ave. Reser-
vations required. Free admis-
sion. For more info and to
RSVP call 352-334-2170 or
visit www.natureopera-
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - Who's
Who in the Woods, last Sat-
urday of the month, natural-




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ist-guided walk at 9 a.m. 1-
1.5 hours walk, wear com-
fortable walking shoes. Meet
at the education office, 3540
E. University Ave. Free ad-
mission. For more info call
352-334-2170 or visit
Morningside Nature
Center Living History
Farm, Gainesville - A Night
at the Owlery, By the light of
the silvery moon with the
owls and frogs we'll
croon...each Saturday near-
est the full moon. Come at 7
p.m. with family and friends
for a lively variety of talks,
songs, hikes, fires, and fun!
Florida Wildlife Care's
Leslie Straub will help us
meet and greet our noisy
nocturnal neighbors, the
owls, at Boulware Springs
Historic Waterworks, 3300
SE 15th St., Gainesville.
Free admission. For more
info call 352-334-2170 or
visit www.natureopera-
NFCC Children's The-
ater performances - NFCC
will present "The Adven-
tures of Lewis and Clark" by
GMT Productions, Inc. on
April 18, with two perfor-
mances for sixth - eighth
graders in NFCC's six coun-
ty service area. Performance
will be held at the Van H.
Priest Auditorium on the
Madison campus. For more
info visit
drentheater.html or contact
the NFCC College Advance-
ment Office, 850-973-1613.
NFCC College Placement
Tests - NFCC will conduct
College Placement Tests
(CPT) on computer every
,Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. in the NFCC Tech-
nical Center, Bldg. 13, on the
.Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC
'Student Services..24 hours
:before testing. There is a fee
of $10 for the test. For more
info, please call 850-973-
NFCC E-Spotlight pro-
vides weekly information -
Interested in North Florida
Community College events?
'Have current college news

and happenings delivered di-
rectly to your e-mail address
through NFCC's e-Spotlight.
Alumni, former faculty or
staff and community mem-
bers interested in keeping up
with NFCC's calendar of
events and news are invited
to join the list of e-Spotlight
recipients. To receive
NFCC's weekly e-Spotlight
call the Office of Institution-
al Advancement at 850-973-
1613 or e-mail Kim Scarboro
Narconon Arrowhead -
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless
and out of control. Especial-
ly if you are the family mem-
ber or friend of an addict.
Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by call-
ing toll-free, 800-468-6933
or logging onto www.stopad- Don't wait until
it's too late. Call Narconon
North Central Florida
Sexual Assault Center, Inc.
- provides individual and
group counseling for victims
of rape and incest. Any man
or woman who is 18 years
old or older and is a victim
of rape, sexual abuse or in-
cest is eligible to participate.
All services are free and con-
fidential. Call Victim Advo-
cate, Erica Nix toll-free at
Pager Number,. 800-400-
7140. For other info, call
North Florida Workforce
Development - AWI person-
nel, as part of the one-stop
system, strive to help dislo-
cated workers and other job
seekers find employment in
a prompt manner. AWI staff
now have office hours at the
One-Stop Centers in Hamil-
ton: 386-792-1229, Jeffer-
son: 850-342-3338,
Lafayette: 386-294-1055,
Madison: 850-973-9675,
Suwannee: 386-364-7952
and,,Taylor,. 85.0-584-7604
counties as follows: .8 a.m.-5
p.rii. M1ondy' througli Fri-
day, and alternate Saturdays
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parents of ADD and
ADHD Children - If you are
interested in joining a sup-
port group call Lea-Anne
Elaine, 386-362-7339.

Pregnancy Crisis Center
- The Live Oak Pregnancy
Crisis Center at 112 Pied-
mont St. (behind the Amoco)
is open on Wednesday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. The center will offer
confidential counseling, free
pregnancy tests, clothes for
expectant mothers and in-
fants. The center will also
offer referrals to pro-life
doctors. Groups and church-
es might want to have a baby
shower and donate all the
items to the center. Also
needed: Maternity clothes
and hangers. Telephone 386-
330-2229; or toll-free 800-
Rainbow Acres Animal
Shelter - A nonprofit, no
kill, animal shelter, needs
donations of all kinds, shel-
ter material, wood, fencing,
etc. Food, old pots, pans, etc.
Almost anything you no
longer need, we can put to
good use. Cash is also ac-
cepted to keep our kittens
and puppies healthy. Our an-
imals are free. Donations ac-
cepted, not required.
Free!!!!! Puppies and Dogs.
Kittens and Cats. Contact
Carolynn or Matt, 386-362-
Reach To Recovery -
breast cancer survivors visit-
ing breast cancer patients
with information and hope.
One on one visits. Free of
charge. Call toll-free, 800-
ACS-2345 to schedule a vis-
it. Sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Regional Heart Disease
and Stroke Prevention
Coalition - serving Suwan-
nee, Lafayette, Hamilton,
Madison, Jefferson and Tay-
lor counties - meets quarter-
ly. Please call Diana King at
850-342-0170 ext. 220 for
more info.
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park & Camp-
ground upcoming events
include - Feb. 22-24 - Best
of America by Horseback;
Feb. 24. "-.. Mark.: Newton
Bafid;'Mardch'5 -'Spfing Fling
.Gar-age'Sale;' Mirch'l - Sun
Country Jamboree; March 18
- Cherry Holmes Family:
March 24-27 - Si' a.niiee
Spring Fest; March 2' - Craft
Village Easter Egg Hunt
Stephen Foster State Cul-
ture Center State Park -

monthly Cracker Coffee-
house from 7-9 p.m. in the
Auditorium. Upcoming
events: Antique Tractor and
Engine Show - April 1-3;
Florida Folk Festival - May
27-29. Open stage night held
the first Saturday of every
month with songs, stories,
yodeling, music and much
more. Coffee and desserts
available for sale. Free ad-
mission at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State
Park, White Springs. Located
on US 41, three miles from I-
75 and nine miles from 1-10.
For info on additional pro-
grams and times, contact the
park at 386-397-4331, or vis-
i t
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park -
Honored as one of 10 "21st
Century American Heritage
Parks" in 2003. For more
info, call 386-397-7009. Vis-
i t
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park - The Suwan-
nee Valley Bluegrass Asso-
ciation - holds a jam at the
Pickin' Shed every Saturday
night at 6:30 p.m. and has a
covered dish pot luck every
first and third Saturday at 6
p.m. For more info, call 386-
Suwannee Primary
'School - Lost and Found -
Parents may check with the
school office to see if their
child's missing coat, sweater,
hat, gloves, lunch bags, etc.
are in the items that are
overflowing in the storage
Suwannee Primary
School - Emergency Clothes
Closet - The closet is in des-
perate need of small pants
and underwear for boys and
girls. Sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7 are
needed to help with "acci-
dents" at school. Clean
clothes are welcome. Drop
off the.. school, office.
Thank you .
Suwannee Valley Builders
Association (SVBA) - A non

profit organization, is a group
of approximately 80 local cit-
izens dedicated to building a
stronger community, whose
members volunteer their time
with active involvement with
associate sponsorships of
worthwhile community activ-
ities and associate members
of the Council for Progress
and Suwannee County Cham-
ber of Commerce. SVBA do-
nates two academic scholar-
ships each year, donates
Christmas gift/food baskets
each year and sponsor of the
children's playhouse raffle at
Christmas. Featured speakers
from local businesses and a
catered dinner are the high-
lights of the evening at
monthly meetings. The gen-
eral public is invited to attend
and become members. Dona-
tions of $5 a person are ac-
cepted at the door to help
cover catering expenses. For
more info on joining the or-
ganization, contact Ronnie
Poole, 386-362-4539.
Wanted - Have an hour a
week to , share? Volunteers
needed at Surrey Place for
our extensive seven-day-a-
week activity program. Many
volunteers positions are now
open. Calling out bingo or
pokeno,: reading to residents
who no longer see well or
sharing scriptures, giving
wheel chair rides in the court-
yard, helping with special
events or being a
"helper/partner" on outings
out of the facility. Our goal is
to keep our residents' lives
fulfilled by being busy and
happy. For more info, please
call Karen or Ellie at Surrey
Place, 386-364-5961.
Wild Adventures upcom-
ing events include: LeAnn
Rimes and Little Big Town -
March 12; Collective Soul
and Low Millions - March
26; Charlie Daniels Band and
Trick Pony - April 2; Ryan
Cabrera with Aslyn and Bon-
nie McKee - April 16;
Switchfoot - April 30; Gary
Allan and Chris Cagle .- May
7. Wild Adventures Theme
Park is located at 3766 Old
Clyattville Rd. Valdosta, Ga.

For more info, visit
Through March 28
Driver's license and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspection
checkpoints through March
28, on Brown Road, CR 252,
CR 252-A, CR 252-B, CR
25-A, SR 47, SR 341, US
441, US 41, CR 245, CR 238,
CR 135, Turner Road, SR
100, Trotter's Road, Fairfield
Farms Road, CR 250, CR
349, SR 247 and SR 25 in
Columbia County; CR 132,
CR 136, CR 136-A, CR 137,
CR 249, CR 250, CR 252,
CR 349, CR 49, CR 795, SR
20, SR 247, SR 10, SR 51,
US 129 and Mitchell Road in
Suwannee County; and CR
136, CR 152, CR 143, CR
249, CR 137, CR'251, CR
146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR
6, SR 25 in Hamilton County.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defec-
tive vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and
defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who
would violate the driver li-
cense laws of Florida. The
Patrol has found these check-
points to be an effective
means of enforcing the
equipment and driver's li-
cense laws of Florida while
ensuring the protection of all
Make donations now!
Items needed for porch
sale to benefit Puppy Place
CARES, White Springs
March 19
Items needed; porch sale;
March 19; White Springs
Bed and Breakfast, US 41
and Kendrick Ave.; dona-
tions tax deductible; benefits
Puppy Place CARES'; Info:




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99 Mitsubishi Galant, sunroof, power.3................................................................ $8,380
98 Ford Mustang GT, convertible, CD playerr.........................................................*9,995
99 Nissan Altima GXE, AT, CD & cassette.............................................................$9,750
98 Saturn SLI, auto, AM/FM cassette.....................................................................$6,850
00 Ford Contour, AT, PW, PDL, alloy wheels ...........................................................$ 8,999
99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, fully loaded..............................................................9,250
01 Buick Century, AT, PW, PDL, cruise .................................................................... 8,995
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99 Mercury Villager, 73k. 7 passenger................................................................. $11,250
01 Nissan Pathfinder, leather.............................................................................*14,995
01 Ford Windstar, 65k, all power............................................................................$9,995
99 Ford Ranger, extra cab, bed liner ..................................................................... 9,995
01 Nissan Pathfinder, PW, running boards..........................................................$15,995
99 Dodge Ram 1500, 85K, quad cabc ....................................................................$14,995
99 Toyota Tacoma, 74k, ext. cab ................. .......................................................$15,995
99 Ford Ranger, 4x4, ext. cab...............................................................................c$8,995
98 Ford Ranger, 80k, camper topper.......................................................................$8,750
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88 Mazda B2200............................... 3,875
92 Toyota 4 Runner.......................... $4,995
92 Dodge Caravan..................................2,995

92 Nissan Sentra...............................$3,995
91 Toyota Corolla...............................$3,995
98 Dodge Conversion Van..................$9,995

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386-397-1665 or
Storytime free for ages 3-5
at Suwannee River
Regional Library
Branford and Live Oak
March and April
Storytime; free for ages 3-5;
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary; Branford: first Tuesday
until May, 10-10:45 a.m.; Live
Oak: every Monday through
April 11, 10-10:45 a.m.; fun
stories, play games, make
crafts, and much more; Info:
Register Now!
SHS Class of 1954 2005
Beach Bash April 4-6
Suwannee High School,
Live Oak, class of 1954,
Beach Bash, Monday-
Wednesday, April 4-6, at the
Sea Horse Oceanfront Inn,
Jacksonville Beach. Info/reg-
istration: Ken Voyles, 352-
861-8650 or Erma Evans-
Parker, 904-221-1203.
Register Now!
Voluntary Prekindergarten
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Gateway; Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK); Chil-
dren four on or before Sept. 1,
are eligible to receive 540
hours of developmentally ap-
propriate preschool instruc-
tion free this coming school
year (beginning in August).
INFO: Enrollment Manager
Jamie Witzman, 386-752-
9770, ext. 24 or Gateway Ex-
ecutive Director Dr. Thomas
Logan, ext. 12. www.elc-
Lafayette High School
class of 1980 is looking for
Lafayette High School class
of 1980; looking for class-
mates; 25th class reunion;
Info: Susan Harris Allen, 386-
935-0901, Pam Zimmerman
Corbin, 386-935-3118, Jean
Williams, 386-294-1241.
Buy tickets now!
Suwannee County
Cattlemen's Association
Heifer Raffle
Su aJnnee County Cattle-
men's Association Heifer Raf-

fie. Tickets $1 each. Proceeds
support Beef Heifer Show.
Drawing at Suwannee County
Fair in March. Info or tick-
ets:Dottie Barfuss, 386-364-
3266 or Joe Jordan, 386-362-
Submit by March 11
Attention NFCC students,
North Florida Community
College's (NFCC) literary and
arts magazine, the "Sentinel
Review," invites all NFCC
students, employees and
alumni to enter poetry, fiction
and pen and ink artwork by
March 11. Info: Linda Brown,
850-973-9456 or, or John
Grosskopf, 850-973-9455,
Register now!
Suwannee Parks &
Recreation offers Umpire
Clinic March 19
Suwannee Parks & Recre-
ation; volunteer umpires need-
ed for Babe Ruth program;
free, one-day Umpire Clinic;
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, First Federal Sport-
splex; season: April-May; All-
star games: June-July. Volun-
teer positions open: coaches,
assistant coaches, team moms,
concession workers, team
sponsors and scorekeepers;
training available; Info: 386-
RSVP by March 12
School bus drivers former
and retired are invited to
retirement celebration
All former and retired
Suwannee County school bus
drivers are invited to help cel-
ebrate the retirement of Hugh
Mills and Diana Evans. Cele-
bratiion at 6 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, Sheryl's Buffet,
515 SW Fifth Street, Live
Oak. Tickets: $12.50 per per-
son. RSVP by March 12 or for
info: Marianne Wood, 386-
364-3575; Pete Sneed, 386-
362-2122; Joan Fewox, 386-
776-2555; Pat Bryant, 386-
776-2231; or Karen Willis -
Sign up now!
Hospice of the Simannee
Valley Volunteer Training,
Mayo March 15-18

"I want to be there when
my customers are ready to buy."

Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley; 12-hour volunteer
training series; 1-4 p.m., Tues-
day thru Friday, March 15-18;
Three Rivers Regional Li-
brary System, 305 W. Main
St., Mayo; Info/registration:
Carolyn Long; 386-752-9191.
Artists apply by May 20
24th Annual Downtown
Festival & Art Show
Nov. 12-13
24th Annual Downtown
Festival & Art Show;
Gainesville; Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 12-13; Artists
apply by May 20; Info: or
Linda Piper, 352-334-5064.
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
FCAT Reading, Math and
Science Tests
Thru March 11
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments - FCAT Reading,
Math and Science Tests - thru
March 11. FCAT is for grades
3-10 (Grade 11-Adult RE-
TAKES). Each school has
more detailed testing informa-
tion available. Daily student
attendance is critical during
these assessment periods.
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation March 2
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation, 10-11 a.m.,
Wednesday, March 2, (first
Wednesday of every month),
Hospice of the Suwannee Val-
ley, 618 SW FL Gateway Dri-'
ve, Lake City. Info or registra-
tion: Carolyn Long, 386-752-
Mrs. Vickers' class at
SHS will hold a yard sale
March 5
Mrs. Vickers' class, yard
sale, Saturday, March 5, in
front of Suwanne High
School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pro-
ceeds benefit class activities.'
Info: Candy Vickers, 386-208-
Suwannee District
Schools will administer
Spring 2005 Assessments -
SAT 10 March 21-23
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments - SAT 10 -

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March 21-23. SAT 10 is for
Grade K-2. Each school has
more detailed testing informa-
tion available. Daily student
attendance is critical during
these assessment periods.
April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville book sale opens
April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville; Spring Book Sale;
April 9-13; Friends of the Li-
brary Book House, 430 North
Main Street, Gainesville.
RSVP by March 12
Donations needed for
Pregnancy Crisis Center -
Live Oak yard sale
scheduled for May
The Pregnancy Crisis Center
- Live Oak staff are beginning
preparations for its annual yard
sale to be held on May 13.
They are now accepting dona-
tions of good, clean quality
household items and
clothing. Items may be
dropped off at the Center's lo-
cation at 112 Piedmont St., or
for more information call 386-
330-2229. The Pregnancy Cri-
sis Center is a non-profit orga-
nization operating 100 percent
on private donations, serving
the needs of over 1,000 women
and babies in crisis situations
alone last year.
Apply now to be listed!
Fresh From the Farm a
market guide for Suwannee
The Suwannee County Ex-
tension Service is in the
process of creating a market
guide - Fresh From the Farm -
to help the general public lo-
cate products straight from the
farm. Info/application: 386-
Now - April 1
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp; appllica-
tions taken thru April 1; nvita-
tion only. Boys/girls ages 10-
19; College basketball scholar-
ships; Where: Babson Park
and Atlanta, Ga.
Info/brochure: 704-373-0873.
The 5th Army
Association tour of Italy,
departing New York on June
The 5th Army Association
World War II, Italy, will con-
duct a 10 day final tour of
Italy, departing New York on
June 15 visiting Rome, Venice,
Florence, Pisa, Sorrento and a
special stop at the American
Military Cemetery near Anzio.
Former members of the many
combat divisions and support
groups, their families, friends
and those interested in the his-
tory of the U.S. 5th Army can
contact Sny Canton at 5277B
Lakefront Blvd., Delray
Beach, FL 33484 or call 561-
Suwannee High School
Class of 1975 plans 30-year
class reunion
Suwannee High School
Class of 1975 plans 30-year
class reunion. For more info
contact Jane Gamble Lew,
386-776-1459 or Wayne
Mitchell, 386-330-2554.
Calling all classmates of
SHS Class of 1986


I Refill
-",i W H..,ard St., Live Oak
14785RS-F 362-4043

Hello! To the graduating
class of 1986, our 20 year re-
union is fast approaching. It
will be great to see everyone.
Preparation for the reunion is
in progress. Class members
please contact Angela Hunter
Mandrell at her e-mail address: The
class members may also con-
tact Catrena Francis at: Vanes- as soon
as possible.
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to:
Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean, May 15-22; and a
San Antonio Experience, Oct.
19-23. Costs and deadlines for
payment vary for each trip.
The group meets the first Mon-
day, 10:30 a.m., Extension
Building II, Agriculture Cen-
ter. Visitors
Lula Herring, 386-364-1510.
NOTE: March meeting can-
celed, next meeting April 4.
March 10
TOPS, Live Oak will host
lecture by Dr. John Hodges
TOPS (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly); lecture by Dr. John
Hodges, author of "Plain Truth
Diet;" Thursday, March 10,
9:15-11:15 a.m.; Live Oak
Community Church of God,
U.S. 129 South, 1.8 miles
south of Publix; Info: Barbara,
386-362-5933 or Pat, 386-935-
3720, toll-free 800-932-8677,
March 10
Eight-week dog
obedience class begins
March 10
New dog obedience class;
eight-week course; 7-8 p.m.;
begins Thursday, March 10;
Winn-Dixie, Live Oak; side
parking lot; Cost-$40; Suwan-
nee Valley Kennel Club of
Florida, Inc. Upcoming AKC
Dog Shows in Lake City
March 26-27. Info: 386-362-
March 10
American Red Cross will
hold an Infant and Child
First Aid class in Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; Infant and
Child First Aid class; 6-10
p.m., Thursday, March 10; 264
NE Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-
March 10
NFCC will conduct Col-
lege Placement Tests (CPT)
NFCC; College Placement
Tests (CPT); on. computer;
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
Thursday, March 10, NFCC
Technical Center, Building No.
13; Madison campus. Info/reg-
istration: 850-973-9451.
Pine needle basket class at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center, White Springs
March 11
Pine; needle

basket' class
by Nancy
10 a.m.' until
2 p.m., Fri-
day, March
11; Craft
Square at
Stephen Fos-
ter Folk Cul-
ture Center
State Park,
W white
Springs; $15
per person;

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March 11-13
12th Annual Leno
Heritage Days Festival
12th annual Leno Heritage
Days Festival; March 11-13;
School Day: March 11, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m., admission one canned
item per person; O'Leno State
Park, U.S. 441 six miles north
of High Springs; live entertain-
ment, food, crafts and more;
Info: 386-454-1853.
March 12
Branford Band Booster
Club 2005 Golf
Branford Band Booster Club
2005 Golf Tournament; Satur-
day, March 12, shotgun start 8
a.m.; Quail Heights Country
Club, Lake City; Info: Robert
Kelly 386-364-2468.
March 14
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association
will meet
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association; 7-9
p.m., Monday, March 14; at
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District on US 90 and
CR 49, 2 miles east of Live
Oak; public welcome; open fo-
rum with Madison County
Emergency Services; Info:
Don Neale, 386-362-4850,
March 14
Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park will host
Jacqueline Lloyd, M.D.
Jacqueline Lloyd, M.D.;
College of Medicine at FSU;
Advent Christian Village,
Dowling Park; Monday,
March 14, 10:45 a.m.; "Spiri-
tuality and Aging;" open to
public; free lecture.
March 14
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
NFCC; TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education); Monday,
March 14, 6 p.m., NFCC Tech-
nical Center; Madison campus;
Photo ID required; Info/regis-
tration: 850-973-9451.
March 15
Helping Hands Volunteer
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation, 5:30-630 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 15, (third
Tuesday of every month), Hos-
pice of the Suwannee Valleyi
618 SW FL Gateway Drive;,
Lake City. Info/registration'
Carolyn Long, 386-752-9191.,
March 15
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
NFCC; TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education); Tuesday"
March 15, 1:30 p.m., NFCG-
Technical Center; Madison:
campus; Photo.
ID required'
S Info/registra-.

S tion: 8529-t
973-9451. %,
March 15';

will conduct '
TABE (Test
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Adult Basicd
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386-397-1920, March 15, 1:30 p.m., NFCG
Technical Center; Madison'
campus; Photo ID required;.,
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Course: The course begins at the Suwannee County Fairgrounds and
winds through one of Live Oak's finest neighborhood. The 3.1 mile
course out and back is fast and flat with two water stops.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2005.
Registration: 8 a.m. Race starts: 9 a.m.

Cost: $7 Individual open class - $6 Special Category Team member
* Tee shirts to all entrants
* Awards to the top 3 in all age groups and top finishers on each team.
* Award ceremony 30 minutes after race.
* Refreshments at finish line.
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12 years & under 31-39
13-17 .40-49
18-23 50-9.

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March 15-16
NFCC will conduct GED.
NFCC; GED tests; 6 p.m.Z
March 15-16, NFCC Technical;
Center; Madison campus; Pho-
to ID required; preparation'
courses free; fee for test;.
Info/registration: 850-973-
March 15
American Red Cross will:
hold an Pet First Aid class
in Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; Pet First,
Aid class; 6-9 p.m., Tuesday?
March 15; 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.


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Info: 386-752-0650.
March 16
Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's
staff in Live Oak
A member of Congress-
man Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting
Live Oak on the third
Wednesday of every month
so the people of Suwannee
County have the opportunity
to personally discuss issues
concerning them. Congress-
man Boyd's staff is trained
to assist constituents with a
variety of issues relating to
various federal agencies. It is
important to Congressman
Boyd that his staff is avail-
able for those who are not
able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahassee
offices. Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff
this month will be Wednes-
day, March 16, from 9:30
a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Live Oak
City Hall, Live Oak.
March 17
American Red Cross will
hold an Adult, Infant and
Child CPR and First Aid
class in Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; Adult, In-
fant and Child CPR and First
Aid class; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Thursday, March 17; 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-
March 17
NFCC will conduct Col-
lege Placement Tests
NFCC; College Placement
Tests (CPT); on computer;
8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and
6 p.m. Thursday, March 17,
NFCC Technical Center,
Building No. 13; Madison
campus. Info/registration:
March 18-20
2005 Florida Trail
L ive Oak ,-
2 0 0 5
Florida Trail
. - Conference;
March 18-

20, Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park and Camp-
ground, Live Oak; Info/reg-
istration: 877-HIKE-FLA; or 386-
March 19
International F.&A.M.
Masons and Order of
Eastern Star, Lake City
presents a free barbecue
International F.&A.M.
Masons and Order of Eastern
Star presents a free barbecue
for anyone 21 and older at 5
p.m., March 19, at the Lodge
and Chapter on SW Sisters
Welcome Road, off U.S. 90,
Lake City; free barbecue
sandwiches, drinks, music
and door prizes; Bring a
date, a friend or a relative.
Info: Karla, 386-752-6266 or
March 19
Third Annual New York
Day in Lake City
Third Annual New York
Day, 12:30-4 p.m., Saturday,
March 19, Tucker's Fine
Dining, Lake City.
Info/reservations: Mau-
reen/Vern Lloyd, 386-752-
4885, Ed Pettie. 386-752-
March 19
Fifth Annual Wild
Azalea Festival
Fifth Annual Wild Azalea
Festival; Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center, White
Springs; Saturday, March 19,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., folk singers,
musicians, dancers, cloggers
and more; Little Miss Azalea
Contest; Suwannee River
Duck Race, and much more;
Streets Craft Fair, Bridge
Street, White Springs, begins
at 9 a.m.; Info: 386-397-
2310 or 386-397-4461.
March 19
American Red Cross will
hold an Adult,
Infant and Child CPR
and First Aid class in Lake
American Red Cross of
S 'ii , \ l., ; Adult;,'Ih-
fant arid 'Chiild&CPR and First
Aid class; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-
urday, March 19; 264 NE.
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,,
Lake City. Info: 386-752-

March 21-23
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring
2005 Assessments - SAT 10
Suwannee District Schools
will administer Spring 2005
Assessments - SAT 10 -
March 21-23. SAT 10 is for
Grade K-2. Each school has
more detailed testing infor-
mation available. Daily stu-
dent attendance is critical
during these assessment peri-
March 22
American Red Cross will
hold an Adult CPR class in
Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; Adult CPR
class; 6-9
p . m . , - ,
Tuesday, "
22; 264
NE Her-
nan do
A v, e . ,
S u i t e
102, Lake City. Info: 386-
March 24
SAmerican Red Cross will
hold an Infant and Child
CPR and First Aid class in
Lake City
American Red Cross of
Suwannee Valley; Infant and
Child CPR and First Aid class;
6-10 p.m., Thursday, March
24; 264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. Info:
March 24-27
Annual SpringFest at the
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
(SOSMP) March 24-27 with
more than 40 entertainers. The
park is located four miles north
of Interstate 10 on US 129
north next to the famous
Suwannee River. Among the
performers this year will be
The Bela Fleck Acoustic
Trio, Rodney Crowell with
Bryan Sutton and Casey
Dries8en, Donna the Buffalo,
Vassar Cleinents, peter Rowan
and Tony Rice, Guy
Clark, Verlon Thompson, Jim
Lauderdale, Laura Love Band,
The Duhks, Reeltime Travel-

ers, Darol Anger and Mike
Marshall and many, many oth-
ers. To check out the schedule,
names of performers, camping
or overnight possibilities, go to or
to Tick-
ets and other information is
also available by calling the
SOSMP at 386-364-1683.
March 26
Old Timers Day at Troy
Springs State Park
Troy Springs State Park, CR
435, Lafayette County; Annual
Old Timers Day; Saturday,
March 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
need copies of old photos,
newspaper clippings, dive logs
or stories. Info: Mebane Cory-
Ogden, 386-935-4835.

March 28
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
NFCC; TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education); Monday,
March 28, 6 p.m., NFCC Tech-
nical Center; Madison cam-
pus; Photo ID required;
Info/registration: 850-973-
March 29
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
NFCC; TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education); Tuesday, -
March 29, 1:30 p.m., NFCC _
Technical Center; Madison cf1
campus; Photo ID required;
Info/registration: 850-973-
March 31
NFCC will conduct
College Placement
Tests (CPT)
NFCC; College Place-
ment Tests (CPT); on com-
puter; 8:30 a.m'. and 1:30
p.m., Thursday, March 31, ..
NFCC Technical Center, '
Building No. 13; Madison P
campus. Info/registration:

April 1-2
Third Annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival
The Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of
Commerce/Tourism Develop-
ment Council, Third Annual
Florida State Bluegrass Festi-
val, Forest Capital State Park,
Perry; Friday-Saturday April
1-2; Friday 4-11 p.m., Satur-
day noon-11 p.m.; and Third
Annual Rotary Club Chili
Cook-off. Info/vendors:
Dawn Taylor, toll-free 866-
April 9-13
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville book sale opens
April 9
Friends of the Library,
Gainesville; Spring Book
Sale; April 9-13; Friends of
the Library Book House, 430
North Main Street,
April 16
Gethsemane Church of
God in Christ will hold its
Annual Youth Summit
Annual Youth Summit,
April 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Geth-
semane Church of God in
Christ, 917 NE Duval Street,
Live Oak; Theme: "If It's To
Be, It's Up To Me." The sum-
mit will deal with AIDS, peer
pressure,. drugs, black history
brain bowl, door prizes etc.
Speakers: Yvonne Scott and
Perry Elks Lodge Poker
Run April 30
Perry Elks Lodge No.
1851; Poker Run; April 30, 9
a.m.; 115-miles; win cash or

prizes; entry fee, $20/motor-
cycle, $5/additional rider; 9
p.m., dance, live' band
"Faster than Flash," Perry
Elks Lodge banquet room;
Info: Wendy Cruce, 850-
838-5190, Richard Johnson,
850-584-9288, Aaron Port-
wood, 850-838-4834; entry
forms: Perry Elks Lodge,
304 Puckett Road.

- Photo Credits: Rique Patier and
Veronique Rolland

53rd annual
Florida Folk Festival
May 27-29
53rd annual Florida Folk
Festival; Stephen Foster
Folk Cultural Center, White
Springs; May 27-29; Em-
mylou Harris headlines;
Tickets: in advance $15 a
day or $35 for the weekend;
at the gate $20 a day/$40 for
the weekend; Info or tick-
ets: Elaine McGrath, Mar-
keting Director; toll-free
.877-635-3655 or

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the deterioration of both body and mind by engaging in regular cardiovascular
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increased bone . density;
reduced risk of fractured
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Here's a quick test that's
important to your health: do
you know which type of eye
care provider you visit for
your eye glasses, disease test-
ing and treatment and
surgery? Do you see an opti-
cian, optometrist or ophthal-
If you're like most Ameri-
cans, you're not quite sure,
but it does matter to you
whether the person you are
"seeing" is educated and
trained to meet your eye
healthcare needs. A survey of
Americans, conducted by
StrategyOne Research,
showed that 30 percent of re-
spondents do not know which
kind of eye care professional
they visit. A total of 70 per-
cent are confused about or
don't know which type of eye
care professional has. a med-
ical degree, yet 96 percent
say they want a medical doc-
tor to carry out their complex
eye care needs, such as pre-
vention or treatment of eye
disease and eye surgery.
Here is a quick primer on
the differences between eye
care providers. All of these
professionals work together

optometrist, ophthalmologist

to ensure overall eye health.
Opticians (LDOs) fill pre-
scriptions, issued by ophthal-
mologists and optometrists,
for corrective eyewear. These
prescriptions may include
eyeglasses, contact lenses,
low vision aids and ocular
prostheses. Opticians have
two years of training at an ac-
credited college of oph-
thalmic dispensing.
Optometrists (ODs) must
have some undergraduate ed-
ucation and a four-year op-
tometry degree. They do not
have a medical degree or take
part in surgical internships or
residencies. In general, they
work with patients who have
"healthy" eyes. Optometrists
are trained to conduct prima-
ry eye care procedures such
as refraction and fitting of
contact lenses.
Ophthalmologists (MDs or
DOs) undergo 12 years of un-
dergraduate and medical or
osteopathic education and
residency. This specialized
education and training pre-
pares ophthalmologists to un-
derstand the relationship be-
tween your eyes and the rest
of your body, how certain

conditions -- like diabetes --
can affect your eyes.
"When I was an op-
tometrist, I learned how to
treat healthy eyes and correct
vision with glasses or con-
tacts," says Dr. Stephen
Waller, an ophthalmologist
and former optometrist from
San Antonio, Texas. "It was-
n't until medical school and
surgical residency to become
an ophthalmologist, though,
that I learned how to diag-
nose and treat diseased eyes
with medication, lasers and
He says this more exten-
sive training and education
enabled him to understand
the relationship between
these procedures, other dis-
eases and body systems. "It
concerns me that people who
haven't gone through this
further education and train-
ing may be inclined to try to
treat 'sick' eyes when they
haven't had any experience
in how to do this. Before I
was an ophthalmologist, I
didn't know what I didn't
know. But I had a feeling that
trying to stretch beyond my
limits could impact not just a

patient's eyes, but their over-
all health."
Bill Christofferson, a se-
nior citizen from Utah, en-
courages people to under-
stand who they are seeing for
their eye care. Several
months ago, a growth devel-
oped on Bill's eyelid. He got
a first opinion from an indi-
vidual in a "doctor's coat"
who recommended surgery
and offered to perform the
procedure. It was only when
he sought a second opinion --
this time with an ophthalmol-
ogist -- that he realized the
first opinion was offered by
an optometrist who was not
licensed under law to per-
form the surgery.
"I was shocked when
someone without a medical
degree tried to come near my
eye with a scalpel," says
Christofferson. The ophthal-
mologist offered a different,
correct diagnosis, performed
the surgery and Bill's story
had a happy ending.
If you do find yourself
faced with a complex eye
care need -- such as diagnosis
and the need for treatment
through medication or injec-

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any type of laser or scalpel
surgery -- remember to en-

sure that the person providing
your treatment is an ophthal-
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Are your nutritional supplements safe?

Nearly 40 percent of Ameri-
cans are taking over-the-counter
supplements and vitamins, but
according to the National Insti-
tutes of Health, some herbal
remedies have negative, even
dangerous, effects on their own
or when taken with other med-
For instance, research has
shown that the herb St. John's
wort, used by some people to
treat depression, may cause cer-
tain drugs to become less effec-
A Consumer Reports analysis
of 19 Echinacea pill supple-
ments found three products had
less than the labeled amount;
four products contained
amounts of lead that exceeded
California Prop 65 saindird's,
and over all, the amount of Echi-
nacea varied substantially from
product to product, even within
the same bottle.
The concerns about supple-
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Daunting task. Many people are
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are presented with at a pharma-
cy, grocery or specialty store that

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This isn't always the best deci-
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supplements can be used to fill
in gaps created by the standard
American diet.
"Even informed consumers
can feel inundated when trying
to shop for supplements," says
Jeremiah McElwee, a
spokesperson for Weil Nutri-
tional Supplements, a new line
of supplements developed by in-
tegrative medicine expert Dr.
Andrew Weil. According to
McElwee, there are a number of
steps you can and should take to
ensure you purchase the safest
and most effective supplements
"Make sure the supplements
that you purchase are made by a
manufacturer that is certified for
Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMPs) by a third party organi-
zation, such as the NNFA (Na-
tional Nutritional Foods Associ-
ation) or the NSF (National San-
itary Foundation)," says McEl-
wee. The best way to determine
if the brand you are considering
is GMP certified is to visit one of
the certifying bodies' Web sites,
as they will list which compa-
nies participate in their pro-

"Always be certain not to take
a higher dose of a supplement.
than is listed on the label, unless
your health care practitioner ad-
vises you to do so," he contin-
ues. "And if you suffer any ad-
verse side effects from any sup-
plement, immediately stop tak-
ing it and notify your health care
According to McElwee, there
are some general safety guide-
lines to keep in mind when tak-
ing supplements.
* Always consult a physician
before making any changes in
your daily health and nutrition
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ing any dietary supplements
* Always be very careful to
take supple~nents as indicated
on the packaging
*Take vitamin supplements
with food, as this aids in diges-
* Finally, be sure to take sup-
plements consistently to achieve
the maximum health benefits
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dietary supplements and Good
Manufacturing Practices, go to
the National Institutes of Health
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D1 Section A: Main 1
P1 page A Page
D2 Main: On The FLIPside 2
D3 continued 3
D4 Viewpoints and Opinions 4
D5 Living 5
P6 6
P7 7
P8 8
P9 9
P10 10
P11 11
D6 Days Gone By
P12 12
D7 B: Sports
P13 B
D8 C: North Florida Focus
P21 C