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Suwannee Democrat

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Title:
Suwannee Democrat
Creator:
Suwannee Democrat
Place of Publication:
Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publisher:
J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2010
Frequency:
Semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
Weekly[ FORMER <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates:
30.294444 x -82.985833

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Abstract:
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
Holding Location:
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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teachers

Suwannee schools name
Teachers of the Year
By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne @gaflnews.com
Winners were announced this past week. Here's
what they had to say on learning of their selection.
Lisa Gray, Suwannee Primary
School, kindergarten: "I'm truly
honored to have been chosen
among my peers of such dedi-
cated teachers to represent
them as teacher of the year here
at Suwannee Primary School."

Nannette "Sam" Bunce, Branford
High School, eighth grade language
arts, ninth grade English I: "It's won-
derful to be recognized on behalf of all
the fabulous teachers at BHS. I find
k.. J that working here brings out the best
J t in me. I work harder, and I enjoy it
' .:- more knowing that I feel supported by
what everyone else is doing. There is
no such word as complacency here at BHS. I'm really
overwhelmed at being named teacher of the year."


Laura Katherine Roberts, Suwannee
Elementary, second and third grades:
"I'd just like to say it's a big honor to
represent Suwannee Elementary. I
feel really humble. It's an honor to
be selected from such a fantastic
group of teachers. I would like to
thank all my students, colleagues
and parents for their support."

Theda Severance, fourth grade,
Suwannee Intermediate: "Well, hon-
estly there are so many deserving. I
feel honored to be chosen out of so
many deserving teachers. It's over-
whelming, I feel, all the emotions of
being chosen."


Linda Keller, Branford Elementary,
kindergarten: "I am humbled. For a
kindergarten teacher to be named
teacher of the year is amazing. I
work with a great team, and I appre-
ciate their confidence in me. I'll do
my best to work hard and make
them proud."

Melissa Cameron, Suwannee Middle
School, seventh and eighth grade
art: "It's just overwhelming. It's an
honor to be considered. It's just too
much to take in right now."



Candy Vickers, Suwannee High School,
Special Education: "I'm just very ap-
preciative that everyone is starting to
realize that what we do is specially im-
portant, and that our children are
equally capable. I think that all the
one's who were named are capable of
representing our community well."

Melissa Mapp-Francisco, Suwannee-
Hamilton Technical Center, Medical
Clinical Programs and Office Technol-
ogy: "I'm very excited and grateful.
The Vo-Tech rocks! I hope I represent
our school well."


District Teacher of the Year will be
announced at a special banquet on Feb. 9 at
Phillips Dining Hall at the Advent Christian
Village in Dowling Park. For more information
contact Hillary Cannon at 386-647-4617.


Anyone with information on Braswell's whereabouts can contact FDLE at 1-877-FLA-WANTED, or
via the Web at FLAWanted@fdle.state.fl.us. A reward of up to $2,500 is available.



Killer still on the run


Former Suwannee County resident Harry Dana
Braswell Jr. escaped from prison in 1983.
He's been a step ahead of the law ever since.


Braswell as he might
look today.
- Photo courtesy FDLE


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
A Suwannee County
man who escaped from
prison in 1983 is one of 12
fugitives two Florida agen-
cies are seeking as part of a
"12 Days of Fugitives"
program.
The Florida Department


of Law Enforcement and
the Florida Department of
Corrections have cash and
want to give away as kind
of a Christmas present to
anyone who can lead them
to any of the 12, including
former county resident
Harry Dana Braswell Jr.,

SEE KILLER, PAGE 15A


The Lamberts' faces were all aglow at the Christmas parade Saturday. Pictured from left
are: Gregory "Gator" Lambert holding 2-year-old Joshua; Missy, 5; Keith, 7; Gregory,
12, and Gabrielle Lambert (standing). See more parade photos, pages 12-13A.
Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


Hazmat scare


at 1-10
Staff
A semi carrying
nearly six tons of haz-
ardous material leaked
110 gallons of flamma-
ble liquid at the east-
bound 1-10 rest area in
Suwannee County
Monday night, accord-
ing to Suwannee Coun-
ty Fire/Rescue reports.
No one was injured.
Just before midnight,
SCFR Stations 1, 51,
and 32 responded to a


stop
report from FHP that
liquid was leaking
from a semi at the rest
area. SCFR arrived and
put its recent hazmat
training to use, evacu-
ating the area and
quickly containing the
spill. SCFR coordinat-
ed its efforts with FHP,
the state Dept. of
Transportation and
Suwannee County
Emergency Manage-
ment.


More than 100 gallons of a flammable liquid leaked
from a semi at the eastbound rest area on 1-10 late
Monday. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue


'Keeping Christ

in Christmas'
S0 Annual celebration is set for this Saturday, Dec. 12
1 9 Page 8A


See video of Alan
Bedenbaugh's heartfelt
plea to the community at
suwanneedemocrat.com.

Sparky's
Kids need
your help,
says LOFD
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
The Live Oak Fire De-
partment's Toys for
Sparky's Kids program is
in desperate need, the de-
partment says.
LOFD's Alan Beden-
baugh, who organizes the
drive, said he has been
forced to quit letting peo-
ple sign up for help. As of
Wednesday morning, 400
names were on the list.
The department has only
enough toys for that num-
ber.
"I can handle what I
got on the list now," said
Bedenbaugh. "When we
get more toys I would
love to open it back it up.
If people put their name
on the list, I want to make
sure we take care of

SEE SPARKY'S, PAGE 11 A


Braswell in prison.
Photo courtesy FDLE



It's all or

nothing on

golf carts,

says city

councilman


If police
can use
them on
city
streets,
private ?1
citizens ,
should
be able to as well,
says Mark Stewart


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
If the average Joe
can't cruise city streets
in a golf cart, then the
police shouldn't be al-
lowed to either, accord-
ing to Live Oak City
Councilman Mark
Stewart.
The city council vot-
ed 4-1 Tuesday to allow
Live Oak Police Chief
Buddy Williams to buy
a golf cart for officers'
use during Christmas on
the Square and other
special events. The pur-
chase will be made with
federal stimulus funds
LOPD was awarded.
Stewart was the lone

SEE IT'S ALL, PAGE 15A


Cracks are

back at

City Hall
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
For the fourth time,
city of Live Oak offi-
cials are trying to deter-
mine why cracks have
been forming in differ-
ent areas of the building.
Only this time, the
city will have to foot the
bill.
City Administrator
Bob Farley said cracks
SEE CRACKS, PAGE 11 A


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BRIEFLY


Greater Visions
Support Group
Addiction Support Group: Greater Visions
faith-based addictions support group meets at
the Grace Manor Restaurant. Meetings are
held on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This
group provides spiritual and emotional sup-
port in a non-judgmental setting. Come expe-
rience the freedom from addictions that is
found in Christ.
Greater Visions is an outreach of Christ
Central-Live Oak. For more information con-
tact 208-1345.

Suwannee County
Republican Executive
Committee to meet
The Suwannee County Republican Execu-
tive Committee meets in the council cham-
bers of Live Oak City Hall at 7 p.m. on the
first Thursday of the month. If the first
Thursday is the first day of the month, the
meeting will be held on the following Thurs-
day.
Each meeting has a guest speaker or cur-
rent issues will be discussed. All are wel-
come to attend. For more information call
Chairman Carl Meece at 386-776-1444.

Legislative candidate
to speak at Republican

meeting
The Suwannee County Republican Execu-
tive Committee meets at Live Oak City Hall,
in the Council Chambers, at 7 p.m. on the first
Thursday of the month. If the first Thursday is
the first day of the month, then the meeting
will be on the following Thursday. Each meet-
ing has a guest speaker or there will be current
issues brought up for discussion. All are wel-
come to attend.
For more information, call Chairman Carl
Meece, 386-776-1444.
Terry Rauch, candidate for Dist. 11 Florida
House seat, will be guest speaker on Dec. 3.

Branford TOPS meeting
changes locations
We now meet every Tuesday at L & M Scrap-
booking located at 105 SW Suwannee Ave. in
Branford.
Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Meeting starts at
5.
For more information please contact Donna
Hardin at 386-590-2333.
"Take Off Pounds Sensibly."

SREC seeking

location in Branford
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., a
non-profit organization is seeking a location in
the Branford area that could be used to serve
meals to persons 60 years of age or older.
Any business, organization or church that
has space available and would be interested in


Culinary Arts and
Commercial Foods Program
Classes starting January 21st
TABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment


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assisting in this much needed service to the el-
derly population of Branford, should contact
Bruce Evans, Senior Center Director, at 362-
1164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Ser-
vices, at 362-4115, ext. 240.

Love a mystery?
Try locating your ancestors by working on
your family tree. The Suwannee Valley
Gci,.,h ,-c., Society invites you to join and learn
how to find your ancestors. Membership is $30
for a single member or $35 for a family.
Corporate membership is also available for
donations of $100 or more (tax deductible).
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each
month at 7:00 PM at the Gcic.hili- Center at
215 Wilbur Street SW in Live Oak. The library
is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. and the talented folks there will be
glad to help. For more information call Jinnie
or Alice at 386-330-0110.


TOPS is here for you
Anyone interested in learning more about
nutrition, portion control, and exercise while
having fun is cordially invited to come join
our TOPS group. TOPS is nonprofit, non-
commercial and affordable. TOPS# FL. 662
meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the
First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak.
We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the
meeting begins at 9 a.m. 10.
For more information please call Elaine at
(386) 364-5537. We all make New Year's
resolutions about watching our weight. If you
are in need of a good support system to help
you, make your New Year's resolution come
true, please come join us for informative pro-
grams and fun. Hope to see you soon.

Seasonal flu vaccines

available to

eligible veterans A
Through Jan. 29 A j
In an effort to reduce the impact
of the seasonal flu and connected Edito
illness, enrolled/eligible veterans Suwann
may obtain a seasonal flu prints t
vaccination through Jan. 29 at the record e
Lake City VA Medical Center. name a
This is an especially challenging you are
influenza season this year. Many ..,i /ni o
people suffer severe consequences dropped
from the flu. It is very important py to ma
for every veteran to get his or her the new.
flu shot. The flu shot is the only cial pro
measure of protection from the in- us by yc
fluenza virus, ties.
The fi
SHS SAC meeting nations
SCS
postponed County
Postponed to Dec. 10 LOPI
The Suwannee High School Departn
SAC meeting that was scheduled FDLE
for Thursday, Nov. 12, has been ment o
postponed to Thursday, Dec. 10, ment
due to conflicts in the SHS calen- FHP-]
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Live Oak Artist Guild
invites you to
our Celebration
Dec. 11
The Live Oak Artists Guild invites you to
our Annual Holiday Celebration December 11,
2009 1-8 p.m. Meet the artists from 5-8 p.m.
Browse our Holiday Gift Shop, sample our
artists favorite festive treats. Enjoy inspira-
tional and unique art works.
There will be live holiday music and En-
chanted Christmas tree forest.

Yee Haw Country
Christmas
Dec. 18
The Live Oak Christian Church is presenting
a unique Christmas program on December 18.
With music, fun and laughter, we will see the
birth of Jesus through a special kind of country
humor. The program will begin at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 1015 Ohio Avenue
North. For more information call the church at
362-1015 or check our web page at
liveoakchristian.org.

Suwannee High Class
of 1980
The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is plan-
ning their 30 year class reunion. If you were a
member, had a child, sibling or relative as part
of the graduating class, please email your
name (maiden and married), address, phone
number and email address to
shsclassl980@yahoo.com. Or call 386-362-
6309 to leave a message.
We look forward to hearing from you and
seeing you at the reunion.




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Sheriff's Office
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Vision
Department of
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Law Enforce-

P-Probation and

S-US Marshals

Department of Al-
Tobacco and
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-Department of
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mber 8, Robin
35, 12372 Bass
ve Oak Fl, suw cty
o/c poss -20g


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o/c, dwls SCSO T K
Roberts
December 8, Nancy
Lynn Boone, 41, 9765 SW
CR 145 Jasper Fl, vop o/c
conspiracy to sell cocaine
SCSO-T.SMITH
December 8, Kristin
Michele Noel, 27, 7464
137 Place Live Oak Fl, ob-
tain controlled substance
by fraud SCSO-T. Roberts
December 8, Jason
Lawrence Wayne, 21,
2500 Paulstan Ct Sarasota
Fl, vop-poss -20g cannabis
SCSO-S. Law
December 9, Carlos
Lazele Byrd, 30, 1085
NW 35th Way Jasper Fl,
hamilton co (no valid
dl),**cash only bond**
SCSO M. Lee
December 9, Octavio
Jimenez, 25, 828 McGee
Street Live Oak Fl, vop
o/c no valid d/1l;, reckless
driving SCSO-S. Law
December 9, Perry Justin
Howell, 37, 7461 52nd St
Live Oak Fl, fta o/c battery
SCSO-S. Law





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Sound of Suwannee makes it to state semifinals


Submitted
The Suwannee High band made it all the way to the semi-
finals of the state competition this year and should be
applauded for their efforts. The wonderful help of the
community over this season and support of our events enabled
the boosters to make this trip possible at almost no cost to all
the band members. This included two days in Tampa as well
as many opportunities for further learning.
Meanwhile, the band and Band Boosters recently had a
fund raising drive, raffling off a pair of tickets to the 2010
Daytona 500 along with two passes to the Sprint Fan Zone.
This was part of an ongoing effort to provide much needed
support for the band.
On Saturday at Christmas on the Square, the winning ticket
was drawn. The winner was Tambry Dana of Mayo. She
happily accepted her prize and is now planning her adventure.
It is now concert season, which means more trips to
competitions. The Boosters will be doing their best to make
this an easy journey for the kids in the band.
Sunday afternoon, after spending all day playing and
working booths at Christmas on the Square, and with little
advance notice, four Sound of Suwannee band members


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showed up at the Live Oak Shrine Club to participate in their
annual Christmas party for local patients at the Shrine
Hospital. Victoria (Tori) Biladeau (trumpet), Heather Griffin
(picoi ,h .. Amanda McClain (clarinet) and John Harmon
(saxophone) played an arrangement of Christmas tunes for the
patients and their families. Thank you to some great
teenagers.


LEFT: At the Slriners Christmas party. From
left: Tori Biladeau, Heather Griffin, Amanda
McClain, John Harmon. ABOVE: Tambry Dana
of Mayo won a pair of tickets to the 2010 Day-
tona 500 in a band-sponsored raffle.
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balancing act
Second grade students at Suwannee Elementary School try
hard to balance peacock feathers on their chins Monday
during the Circus of The Kids event. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


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Weddings

wedding announcement


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Lea Jensene Schenck and William Lee Posey


Mr. and Mrs. James A. Schenck, of Live Oak, Florida,
and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Posey, of Live Oak, Florida,
are pleased to announce the marriage of Lea Jensene
Schenck to William Lee Posey.
Lea and Wil will be married on December 19, 2009 at
Whigham United Methodist Church in Whigham, Geor-
gia.
Wil is a 2005 Suwannee High graduate, a 2009 gradu-
ate of Florida Southern, and is currently working as the
Youth Coordinator for First United Methodist Church of
Live Oak.
Lea is a 2006 graduate of Suwannee High, received her
Associate Degree in 2008 from St. Johns Community
College, and is currently attending LCCC's PTA Program
and will finish June 2010.
Lea and Wil will live in Live Oak until the summer of
2010. At that time they will move to Durham, North Car-
olina for Wil to pursue his mater's degree from the
School of Divinity at Duke University.


WEDDING REMINDER

Winburn & Jordan
Stephen and Sandra Winburn would like to re-
mind you of the approaching marriage of their
daughter Stephanie, to Tyler Jordan.
The ceremony will be December 12, 2009, 1:30
p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. All friends
and family are invited.



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Thank

you
Words cannot express
my gratitude for Shands of
Live Oak, Century Ambu-
lance and North Florida
Regional Hospital. I have
always known I was
blessed. I never realized
just how much.
On November 24, 2009 I
had a heart attack and be-
cause of the excellent care
I received I am doing well.
Thank you to all my
family, friends, bosses and
staff members of the above
facilities. A great big thank
you for the prayers, food,
cards, and phone calls.
May God bless each and
everyone of you.
JoAnne H. Milton


A post-
Thanksgiving
message
from
Love INC
Submitted
What a wonderful
community we live in!
Love in the Name of Christ
was privileged to be a part
of feeding the
underprivileged in
Suwannee County for
Thanksgiving. First United
Methodist Church fed 150
people, Publix donated
turkeys and a full meal;
Save A Lot donated
turkeys; Winn Dixie
donated meals for four
families; Wal-Mart donated
stuffing mix, pies, and rolls
to go along with the
turkeys. Love in the Name
of Christ donated 10
complete dinners and Dana
Wainwright and Dena
Lewis donated 10 dinners.
We were able to fill all the
requests received during
the Thanksgiving season.
Praise God!
This was only a part of
the generosity shown.
Many other churches and
ministries were active in a
very large way to meet the
needs of our friends
and neighbors who
would otherwise, not have
had that excellent meal. We
pray that each recipient will
honor our Lord with praise
and thanksgiving.


LiveOnStage

Theatre

In partnership with First United Methodist Church pre-
sents:
"A Christmas Carol"
Adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine, A surprise Reading
Date: December 18, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Cost: Love Offering
Refreshments will be served after performance in the
fellowship hall.


Mrs. Vickers'

class yard

sale will be

held indoors
The annual yard sale by
Mrs. Vickers' class will be
held indoors this year due
to the threat of inclement
weather. The class is still
taking donations for the
upcoming yard sale, set for
Saturday. Pickups are
available. For more
information please call
647-4047 or 344-2993.


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The Santa Shop needs your help


It is time to start planning for the Santa Shop. Last
year, with a community effort, the Santa Shop provided
gifts to more than 200 students in the Students in
Transition program at Suwannee County Schools. All the
leftover donations, toys and gifts were donated to
Sparky's Toy Drive.
The need in our community is growing, so the Santa
Shop is growing, too.
This year, we plan to provide toys & gifts for the
Suwannee County Schools Students in Transition
(approximately 180 students at this time), children at


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Guardian Ad Litem (280 children), and all the leftovers
will be given to Sparky's Toy Drive at the Live Oak Fire
Department (Sparky's usually provides gifts for
approximately 400 children).
We need toys and gifts for school-age children (4 to 18
years).
With all of us pulling together, we can meet the needs
of MANY children in Suwannee County!
Please talk to your clubs, businesses, churches, etc. to
get involved!
For more information please contact Lisa Garrison at
386-647-4623, Debra Ross at 386-647-4628, Tammie
Williams at 386-364-7720 or Missy Norris at 386-364-
3789.


M E R R Y



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the following deadlines will be in effect:
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Saturday, December 12, 2009
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The tour will include special featured
homes decked out in their holiday finery
sure to put you in the festive spirit.
Tour begins at the Live Oak Garden Club
(Next to Shands Hospital C.R. 136)

You will be provided a map to each
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Tickets will also be sold on day of event.

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Food for a




hungry world


It is predicted by the United Nations that in
the next 40 years, by 2050, the human
population will increase from today's 6.7
billion to over 9 billion. Along with that
population increase they predict a 100
percent increase in the world food demand.


By Mary E. Sowerby, Ph.D.
UF R. ..'.., -, i Dairy Extension
Suwannee County Extension Office


world.
Notice that
much of the
world is
covered with
water. Not
many people
live in or on all
that water. The
rest of the
world is land
- land that varies dramatically in
topography and climate.
On that land now live over 6.7 billion
people. Last night an estimated 900 plus
million of those people that's almost a
billion went to bed hungry. About 42
percent of those hungry people live in two
developing countries: India and China.
The rest live all over the world and may
include your next-door neighbors, given
the current economic situation in this
country and the world. (Statistics from
the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization.)
It certainly includes the next-door
neighboring countries of the United
States. While in graduate school I spent
one summer as a research assistant for a
project evaluating the effectiveness of
Mother Craft Centers in Haiti. The
primary purpose of those centers was to
assist mothers of children with second and
third degree malnutrition to learn how to
inexpensively, yet nutritiously, feed their
children. A combination of beans for
protein and rice for carbohydrates was the
primary component of the diet being
recommended. Sadly, although beans and
rice are relatively inexpensive, they were
still outside the purchasing capabilities of
most of the mothers coming to the centers.
Financial as well as nutritional issues
obviously needed to be addressed and not
just in Haiti, but in much of the world.
That's today.
It is predicted by the United Nations
that in the next 40 years, by 2050, the
human population will increase from
today's 6.7 billion to over 9 billion. Along
with that population increase they predict
a 100 percent increase in the world food
demand coming from not just more
people, but more affluent people seeking
more animal proteins in their diet. That's
double the current food output of the
world.


How is that going to happen?
Three ways, according to the United
Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization:
First, they project 10 percent more food
will come from increased cropping
intensity (harvesting more crops per year
from every acre).
Second, they project 13 percent more
land in developing countries will be
converted to agricultural use over the next
30 years. On a global basis this represents
a net increase of only 1 percent of
available cropland from 39 percent of the
current global land used for agriculture in
2008 to 40 percent. It is projected this 1
percent increase in cropland will help
yield 20 percent of the needed extra food.
Third, the remaining 70 percent is
expected to come from efficiency
improving tccli, ,1, -.,. This is not
unprecedented. In the United States
between 1948 and 1994 the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Economic
Research data indicates that changes in
tcd:in i1'_-_1, more than doubled output of
livestock products and crops.
For example, improving crop varieties,
irrigation, weed and insect control, and
fertilization led to a 292 percent increase
in U.S. corn yields from 1950 to 2000.
Meanwhile advances in genetics, disease
and pest control, and nutrition have led to
an 88 percent increase in meat production
and 411 percent increase in the output of
eggs and poultry between 1950 and 2000
(USDA Economic Research data).
Consider the words of Dr. Jacques
Diouf, Director-General of the Food and
Agricultural Organization of the United
Nations: "Science and tchlin ih._, must
spearhead agricultural production in the
next 30 years at a pace faster than the
Green Revolution did during the past three


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decades."
However, here in the United States
continued technological and land use
gains for agriculture will be a struggle
without a positive attitude and
collaboration between governmental
agencies, agricultural producers, land
grant universities, and all the food
consumers in this country.

Trade-offs between:
1. Conserving prime agricultural land
for agriculture, while a growing
population wants housing developments
and shopping malls;
2. Balancing the use of agricultural land
with the need to minimize the impact of
agriculture on the environment; and
3. Allocating current cropland from
growing food to producing biofuels;
all need to be planned rather than
simply just happening.

In a world where nearly a billion people
are already malnourished, and billions
more projected to be born, may we strive


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1. Land use planning;
2. Research and education of new
applied technologies; and
3. Acceptance of those technologies by
both agricultural and non-agricultural
communities.

With that collaboration, as noted by Jeff
Simmons of Elanco Animal Health,
"Agriculture can achieve the 'ultimate
win' for consumers worldwide -
affordability, supply, food safety,
sustainability and amply supplies of
grains for biofuels."
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Florida Nurses
Association
meeting set
The Florida Nurses Association
District 30 meeting will be held Tues-
day, Dec. 15 from 7-9 p.m. in the
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center
Practical Nursing Classroom.
Kathie Craig, RN, Risk Manager
and Director of Quality Performance
at Advent Christian Village, will pre-
sent a one-hour program on Under-
standing Compassion Fatigue. An ap-
plication has been submitted to the
Florida Nurses Association for ap-
proval of 1.0 contact hour. Following
this program, a social hour will be
held.


You must attend a registration session.
Wed., Dec. 9th 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.


Call Lynn Lee at 386-647-4201
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BIBLE VERSE
"The LORD your God will raise up for you
a prophet like me from among your own
brothers. You must listen to him."
Deuteronomy 18:15


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*iMembers of the
Suwannee Democrat
editorial board are
Myra C. Regan,
publisher,
and Robert Bridges,
editor.
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OUR VIEW
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editorial page. Watch this space for developments.
Our View is on hiatus in the meantime.


GUEST COLUMN

Sign, sign ...

everywhere a sign!
By Dwain Walden
Once again, a holy sign is per-
ceived on an earthly form. With all
due respect while wearing rubber-
soled shoes, I will call it "Holy
Cow!"
Fannrmer Brad Davis in Sterling,
Conn., reported that a calf has the
marking of a cross on its forehead. He thinks it's a
"sign from above."
It's not uncommon for people to see "from-above
signs" on various things.
Remember the image of The Virgin Mary that a
man perceived on a piece of half-eaten toast? He sold
it for thousands of dollars on the internet.
I've read or heard of several other obscure visions
or sightings recently and I'm wondering if they paral-
lel the downturn in the economy. What I mean is, in
tough times we may look harder for signs while seek-
ing some comfort.
Now I'm not going to say what this man sees on his
calf should not be perceived as a "sign from above." If
he wants to believe that and if other people want to
believe that, then it's their right. There are some folks
who would look at the calf, sign or no sign, and say
that the calf alone is a sign from above. It represents
the miracle of life. Perhaps we should look at the en-
tire plant and animal spectrum in this vein.
Yet I don't know just how deep our philosophies
will wax when we throw fire ants and mosquitoes into
that mix. Maybe we just conclude that God has a
sense of humor. Or maybe we realize there is no
statute of limitations on that forbidden fruit thing.
I have never seen one of these markings on anything
that I specifically thought was a sign "from above."
Now it could be that one was there, and I just didn't
stare at it long enough. That's not to say that I haven't
seen shapes that reminded me of something or some-
one, just not a sign from God.
For instance, there is a rest room I have visited on
more than one occasion where a portion of the plaster
is peeling on the wall. And I can see the likeness there
of Yasser Arafat.
I've often seen shapes in clouds and tree trunks that
appeared rather artistic. I just didn't get a message. In
other words, just because Arafat is right there above
the urinal does not suggest that I should respond with
any obtuse political expression. Nor that I should start
wearing a towel on my head to commemorate the
long-suffering of Mideastern people.
So now will people come out to see this calf? Will it
be auctioned on the internet? Will it inspire other peo-
ple to start looking for "signs." Will it be kept for
broodstock? Will it become a mascot or featured in
"Eat More Chicken" commercials? Will its milk sell
for a premium price? Will it become "blessed ham-
burger"?
While we are talking about "signs from above," I
often have questions about my religion. And they are
not all deep questions just stuff that will pop into my
head. Lots of people probably have them but fear be-
ing sacrilegious to ask them. Personally, I think God
wants us to wonder about stuff. And so one night
while I was admiring the beauty of a full moon, I
wondered why
Jesus didn't just tell the people back then that the
world was round. But with time probably being irrele-
vant to God, He may have thought that waiting anoth-
er 1500 years or so on this issue was no big deal.
Anyway, my stomach is growling. I take that as a
sign.
(E- mail Dwain Walden at
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hotline is open 24/7.
Suwannee Countians, it's time to speak your mind!
How? By i., Ill,,.' the Suwannee Democrat Rant and Rave
hotline. The hotline never closes and is your way to let it
out. You can let everyone know how you feel- as long as
you express yourself in a respectful way.
Note: In written entries to Rant and Rave, errors in
'. /I,i.. grammar or punctuation are those of the au-
thors.

I would like to commend Dawn Lamb for the out-
standing job she has done to help our drop out rate de-
cline. Her perception of school principal and students is
a welcome change from the past.
ME
Christmas on the square is a great tradition and does
manage to generate some income. The parade is wonder-
ful. The atmosphere is great. Why do we have to dodge
Dogs and what they leave behind at this Gala affair. It
would be nice to leave your pet home before a serious
dog incident takes place. Someone loves their pit bull as
much as you love your schnauzer.

Hey Suwannee County, we all need to take responsi-
bility for the litter problem we have here in Suwannee. I
have adopted my road where I live and if we all help we
could clean up Suwannee County. Here's a thought...if
every church and business would adopt one road and be
responsible for it, there would be a great improvement
here. It doesn't take that long to do and this is GREAT
EXERCISE!

Why are illegals coming in and receiving free help, we
have disabled vets that are homeless and they need our
help. Because they are the ones that fought for our coun-
try, not the illegals.

I was just reading about the school system and what
the lady said about the tea-bags. The reason you have the
tea-baggers is because they are tired of taxes. You must
be one of those people who believe in freebies and not
paying consequences, but taxpayers pay them and Amer-
ica is going broke, that is why we have to borrow from
China. Goodbye.

I just witnessed two dog owners allow their pets to do
their business in my yard. It is beyond my understand-
ing how some dog owners totally lack consideration for
others, whether from this behavior or are apparently
oblivious to their barking. By the way these two people
are educated professionals.

I recently attended a Christmas musical at one of the
local schools. The children dressed in their Christmas
best had worked very hard and were so proud and ner-
vous to be performing for family and friends. There were
two groups of children and the audience was politely re-
quested to be quiet, and no moving around and please
remain for both performances in to show support for all
of the kids. I was appalled at the rudeness of the majori-
ty of the audience. It was extremely hard to hear due to
talking, phones ringing, people moving around, and
children crying. At the end of the first performance half
of the audience got up and left. Children are sent to
school to learn and part of their instruction is manners
and respect for others. What a wonderful example was
set for a great deal of those in attendance. Sarcasm in-
tended! If they didn't want to hear, why bother to go,
stay home where they won't hamper other who do. Cour-
tesy doesn't cost ;\, ili iir.. and if you can't be respectful
of others, stay under the rock you were apparently raised
under.

I would like to respond to the comments made in last
week's paper regarding the downtown Christmas decora-


rave

tions and the recent light up event. I find it disheartening
that these individuals would find it necessary to com-
plain about an event that offered an opportunity for the
community to come together and celebrate the holidays.
This event was led by a small handful of individuals, and
I emphasize the word small. Instead of complaining, I
would suggest getting involved! The downtown commu-
nity looks charming and really nice and with so many
businesses decorated for Christmas.
There was never a request to have everyone turn on
their lights at one time, as was stated in [the Rant & Rave
column in] last week's paper. The only things that were
to be lit at a certain time were the two trees in down-
town.... and they were. The city of Live Oak did a fine
job in decorating the parks, sure they had light problems,
but that could not be helped. Here's a thought; instead of
the city having to decorate, which they did not have to
do, local citizens could step up and take pride in their
community and lead the way.
Constant complaints about our downtown are detri-
mental to revitalization efforts. As citizens we need to
support our business community both verbally and fi-
nancially. Hats off to everyone that helped with this
event, especially the downtown community! It was a fine
kickoff to our hometown Christmas season.

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Branford News
Serving southern Suwannee County, including Branford, O'Brien and McAlpin


Carol Frances


Holtzclaw passes


away at 66


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Carol Frances Holtzclaw


By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
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See obituary, Page 10A.
Wife, mother, grandmother and an overall inspiration,
Carol Frances Holtzclaw passed away Monday after a
lengthy battle with cancer with family members at her
side. Frances was the wife of J.M. Holtzclaw, school
board member for Suwannee District 5.
"We were a team and she was the coach," said J.M.


Keeping up with McAlpin 4H


McAlpin 4-H Club donates lollipops to daycares
The Suwannee County Health Department will soon ble taste. Recently the McAlpin 4H Club donated 600
be offering the H1N1 vaccine in area daycares. The lollipops to the SCHD for the children that will be re-
vaccine is said to leave a bad taste in the your mouth ceiving the vaccine. If you would like to help with this
and if you have taken over-the-counter medicine you you can take the lollipops to the SCHD and we know
know it can taste pretty bad. The SCHD will be hand- the children will appreciate it.
ing out lollipops to the children to help mask the horri- T,0i.os,. L. White, McAlpin 4H Club Reporter


"We were a
team and
she was
the coach,"
said J.M.
Holtzclaw.
"I always
got the last
word in. It
was 'Yes,
ma'am.'"


Wednesday. "I always got the
last word in. It was 'Yes
ma'am,'" he smiled, holding
back tears.
The couple were married for
47 years, and together raised
five children: Mike (Jennifer)
Holtzclaw, Mitch (Lisa) Holtz-
claw, Mark (Cathy) Holtzclaw,
Makyle Holtzclaw all of
O'Brien and Mesharia Holtz-
claw Cochran (Ross) of Perry.
Mesharia said her mother was
"first and foremost a child of
God. She loved the Lord."
Seven years ago Frances was
diagnosed with colon cancer,


but after some time her illness went into remission.
"It came back in her liver and lungs. We did not
know about it," Mesharia said.
Frances was described as a "hometown, country girl"
and "a virtuous woman" like the one described in the
Bible in Proverbs 31:10-31.
"She was truly that. Just very faithful. You could call
her and she would put you at ease with just a phone
call," said son Mike.
Frances spent the majority of her life as a homemaker
on the family farm.
"She loved her grandkids. And, she loved her ani-
mals. She never could turn one away that was hungry.

SEE CAROL, PAGE 8A


Toys for Kids+

overwhelmed with

requests
Many kids still aren't
covered, say organizers
By Roger L. Burnside
Toys for Kids+ needs your help badly. Christmas is a
time of joy and celebration. Unfortunately, there are
many children in the Branford area that will be missing
the joy of receiving Christmas presents. We are in need
of toys, clothes and in some cases, food for these chil-
dren.
With the economy the way it is right now we are expe-
riencing more requests than in past years. No donation is
too small, if you can just provide one toy, a box of food,
a winter coat or shoes it will be greatly appreciated.
Anyone interested in helping us with this project can
take their donations to the Branford Health Department.
Thompson Custom Homes at 3554 256th St., O'Brien
SEE TOYS, PAGE 8A


McAlpin 4-H Club competes in
North Florida Fair Farm Judging contest


Recently a group of Suwannee County 4-H mem-
bers traveled to Tallahassee to compete in the Farm
Judging contest at the North Florida Fair in Tallahas-
see. The members judged commodities such as cows,
grain, peanuts, and hay just to name a few. If you
have never farm judged it can be quite hard but fun.
The junior team consisting of Tiffanie White, Kara
Croft, Cole Herring, and Nathan Barker. The team


Suwannee County 4-H'ers co
at the North Florida Fair
Recently three Suwannee County 4-H juniors, Tiffanie
White, Garrett Greaves, and Destiny Fennell, traveled to
Tallahassee to compete in the North Florida Fair Dairy
Bowl Quiz. This consisted of two parts a written test and
a quiz bowl. On the written test Garrett Greaves and
Tiffanie White tied for 1st place and Destiny Fennell
won 3rd place. In the Quiz Bowl competition, Garrett
Greaves won 1st place, Tiffanie White won 2nd place
and Destiny Fennell won 3rd place. We had a good time
and it was a great learning experience. We hope to have
more club members from Suwannee County join us for


won 1st place and Kara Croft was 1st place individ-
ual. The Intermediate team won third place and con-
sisted of Taylor Swindell, Carley Herring, Scarlett
Mobley, Kenneth Mobley, Emily Barker, and Abby
Barker. A big congratulations goes out to these mem-
bers for their hard work and success. Let's do it again
next year.
Tiffanie L. White, McAlpin 4H Club Reporter


















mpete

the fun next year.
In addition to the Dairy Quiz Bowl, several Suwannee
County 4-H Club members also traveled to Tallahassee
to compete in other dairy events. I must say that the club
members did quite well. Congratulations to Sarah
Luther, Taylor Henderson, Terrah Henderson, Tania
Henderson, and Destiny Fennell for winning awards and
representing Suwannee County with class.
Congratulations to all the club members who did so
well in Tallahassee. Keep up the great work!
Tiffanie L. White, McAlpin 4H Club Reporter


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'Keeping Christ in Christmas'

Annual celebration is set for this Saturday, Dec. 12


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Food for Thoul

The Unchanging Gospe
Since the days of Jesus' public minis
things have changed. But one thing t
never change is the gospel message.
1) To Change The Gospel Is To Pei
Gospel: [Gal. 1:6] There are some
knock on your door and trouble yo
different gospel. They will even call it
gospel." But to change the gospel is to d
gospel!
2) To Turn From The Gospel Is To Ti
God: [Gal. 1:6-7] How did these folks t
from God? By embracing a different gos
do we need "another gospel?" Is the F
good enough? II Tim. 3:16-17 tells us th
complete. John tells us the Bible is c
John tells us if we don't abide in the do
Christ we don't have God [II John 9].
3) To Proclaim A Perverted Gospe
Disapproval Of God: The fact is Paul s
not to preach another gospel [Gal. 1:8-9
those who do will be accursed. The Gree
"anathema" which means eternally coi
We must preach, believe and practice th
of Christ revealed only in The New Testan

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Burlington-Santa Fe Church of



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Hatch Bend
Apostolic Church
Pastor Steve Boyd
Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125
Sunday Worship........................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday...................................7:30 p.m.
525198-F
Branford United
Methodist Church
Lerbie Alligood
935-1653
Sunday
Sunday School.......................... 9:30 a.m.
Church Service........................10:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study ..................................5:30 p.m .
525199-F
Burlington Santa Fe
Church of Christ
Evangelist Ken Campbell
935-1532
Bible School.............................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service..........11:......... 00 a.m.
Bible Hour................................. 5:00 p.m.
Worship Service............... 6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Bible Study......................7:00 p.m.
525200-F
Living Springs
Family Worship Center
Pastor Charles Istre
Church 935-1713
www.livingspringsfwc.org
Sunday School..........................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service....................10:30 a.m.
Wed. Family Night & OPEN Youth
Ministries
Dinner.........................................5:30 p.m.
Service ..... ............................ 7:00 p.m.
525202-F
Branford Church
Of God
Pastor G. Dale Dansby
Church 935-6806
Sunday School........ .............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.......................10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wed.-Mid-week Service..............7:00 p.m.
525203-F
San Juan Catholic Mission
Reverand Sebastian George
For information call
935-2632
Sunday M ass.................................. 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Mass...........................6:00 p.m.
525209-F
Peace Baptist Church
S.B.C.
Pastor T.L. Holton Sr.
935-4681 7794 E. US Hwy 27
Services Each Sunday
Bible Study............................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship.................................... 11:00 a.m.
Worship..... ............. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.
525201-F


McCall's CI
7755 S. SR 349, Branfo
935-0595
Sunday School...................
Worship Service................
Wed. Bible Study...............

First Baptist
Gordon Keller,
Church 935-1
Sunday School..................
Morning Worship..............
Youth Discipliship.............
Sunday Evening.................
Wed.-Prayer Meeting........


Pinemount Bapt
US 129 South (Across froi
P.O. Box 129, McA
386-362-56.
Nursery provided for each
Worship and Fellowship
of the Wee
Pastor: Matthew
SUNDAY
Bible School.......................
Morning Worship..............
Evening Worship...............
WEDNESD.
Family Night Supper........
AWANA Club....................
Prayer M eeting.................
Not forsaking the assemb.
together..but encouraging
Hebrews 10

Ephesus Ac
Christian C
Pastor Bill Ta
963-5600 ~ 208
Sunday School Service.....
Worship Service................
Prayer M eeting..................

Hatch Bend Bapt
Pastor Paul A. C
935-0943
Sunday School...................
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening.................
Wednesday Evening..........
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See vendor application and contract,
Page 9A.
Catch the Christmas spirit during
Branford's holiday tradi-
tion, the 16th annual
"Keeping Christ in
Christmas" celebration,
g on Saturday.
The community will
come together as vendors,
performers, the young
and the old gather at
^I Hatch Park to celebrate
the season and all its
S meaning.
"This event is to re-
S mind people of the true
meaning of Christmas,"
said Bruce Arnold, of
Beachville Advent
Church. The festival and
parade is sponsored by
i Branford Area Inter-
Church Ministry
ted! (BAICM).

SEE SUWANNEE, PAGE 9A



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Frances
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hat must

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urn away One of her favorite things
Bible notWhy to do was to camp out in

e Bible is the living room by the
complete. fireplace with the grand-
octrine of kids," Mesharia said.
Her warm and generous
el Brings spirit was felt by every-
iaid twice one she came into contact
]. He said with, said son Mitch.
,k word is "If you met her, you
ndemned. would have felt like you'd
he Gospel known her your whole
ment.
,nent ^ life. She was the calm in

t the storm and a rose with-
out thorns."
5 Christ Frances always made
s525102 ure her family attended

church.
"Growing up, she al-
ways made us look our
hapel best," Mesharia said. "She
rd, FL 32008
never passed judgment,
............. 9:45 a.m.
........... 11:00 a.m. but was always con-
............7:00 p.m. cerned. She just the plant-
525210-F
-- ed the seeds and watched
sChurch them grow."
Pastor
1363 The couple's son
.............9:00 a.m. Makyle, who took care of
...........10:15 a.m. his mother right up until
.............5:00 p.m.
.............6:00 p.m. the end, wrote: "She
............6:30 p.m.
525212 F feared nothing. She took
in everyone and anything.
She was the closest one
S i could come to an angel in
this world."
J.M. is doing his best to
stay strong. That was one
of his wife's final re-
ist Church quests, Mesharia said.
m S&S Store) "We were all there with
34 her at her side. She held
h worship service
p Opportunities on for us for fear of us
Barker not knowing the Lord.
......9:45 a.m. She witnessed that to
........11:00 a.m. everyone. That was one of
.......... 6:30 p.m.
AY the last things she spoke -
......... 6:00 p.m.
.........6:30 p.m. to know God and Jesus
0g ofpouelves and to help anyone who
ngoneanother didn't."
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hurch Toy
lley
8-9626 Kids+
.............9:45 a.m .
...........11:00 a.m. Continued From Page 7A
.............7:00 p.m.
565641-F
has agreed to be an addi-
ist Church tional drop off site for do-
3eman nations. You may also call
............9:45 a.m. Karen at the Branford
..........11:00 a.m. Health Department at 386-
............6:00 p.m .
...........7:00 p.m. 935-1133 or Roger Burnm-
500 565640 F side at 386-935-3343.
Should you know of a
io child in need you may
also call these numbers.

Over the years the folks
in the Branford area have
brought a lot of joy to the


id area's children and their
families, for this we thank
each and every one of
you. The smiles and ap-
r\* 6preciation the children ex-
96,564097-F press each year make this
525101-F project a blessing to all.


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Vendor Application and Contract


PRIMARY CONTACT NAME:

BUSINESSNAME:

ADDRESS:


CITY:


STATE


ZIP


COMPANY:


HOME PHONE:


BUSINESS PHONE:


TAX NUMBER:

EMAIL ADDRESS:


Please note:
*

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*
*
*


To receive a space a current copy of your tax number must be included. If we do not receive a
tax Number we will be unable to assign a space.
Spaces are given on a first come first served basis.
No vendor will be allowed to break down until closing for that day, which is 4 PM.
Spaces are 10 X 12
No generators will be allowed within the park without prior written approval by the committee.
Only specially adapted generators that create no more noise than an idling vehicle will be approved.


Please indicate how many spaces you will need. The cost of a space is $20.00:

AMOUNT ENCLOSED: (No spaces will be assigned until paid in full)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS:

I hearby acknowledge and agree to the above information and conditions:


Signature


Date


P.O Box 1022 Branford FL 32008 Make checks payable to BAICM


'Keeping Christ in Christmas'


Continued From Page 8A

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Booths will open at 10
a.m. and remain open all
day until 4 p.m.
"We'll have food, crafts
booths, and even little
league sign ups," said
Yates. Unique crafts, pot-
tery, quilting and down-
home cooking' give the
day a special, laid-back
feel. "We'll have an 'any
way you like it' hotdog
stand, hula hoops, art...,"
said Yates. "Even 'hog on
a log' sponsored by the
SSA."


This year Santa Claus
will also make an appear-
ance at Hatch Park, enter-
taining children and pos-
ing for photos.
There will be musical
entertainment throughout
the day by the contempo-
rary gospel band Main-
stream. Local singers, in-
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and Malynn Moses, will
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day. In addition, the
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1 p.m. and will include
community floats as well
as the BHS marching
band. The parade starts at
Buccaneer Stadium, trav-
els down US 129 and
Houston Street, ending at
Hatch Park.
The "Keeping Christ in
Christmas" festival and
parade was initiated by
the late pastor Charles
Ketchum of the United
Methodist Church in
Branford. "He just want-
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meaning of Christmas
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eral different denomina-
tions, has come together
each year to organize the
event.
Whether you are a
Branford native or from
out of town, everyone is
invited to spend the day
at Hatch Park and enjoy
the holiday season with
this festive celebration.


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An Evening at the Advent "Christmas Village"
Dowling Park, Florida
A Musical Celebration & Drama of the Christmas Story
featuring The Village Church Chancel Choir, Children's
Choir, Drama, Instruments and Te Deum Handbell Ringers
Saturday, December 12 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 13 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at no charge for the Saturday night
and Sunday afternoon performances at the
New Life Bible Bookstore and The Music Center or
by calling The Village Church at 658-5344.
Tickets will be honored until 6:15 on Saturday and
2:45 on Sunday, after which the doors will be opened
to non-ticketed guests.


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Carol Frances Holtzclaw
August 25, 1943 -
December 7, 2009

arol Frances
Holtzclaw, 66,
wife, mother and
homemaker passed away
peacefully with her family
by her side on Monday,
December 7, 2009 at the
North Florida Regional
Medical Center after a
lengthy illness. She was
the daughter of the late
Bernard and Carrie Smith
of O'Brien, Fl. She met
JM. Holtzclaw in high
school and later married
him on December 8, 1962.
She was a bus driver for
the Suwannee County
School System, a volunteer
at the Branford Elementary
School, worked on the
family farm and was a
member of the O'Brien
Baptist Church.
She Is survived by her
husband of 47 years: J.M.
Holtzclaw, O'Brien, Fl;
Children: Mike (Jennifer)
Holtzclaw, Mitch (Lisa)
Holtzclaw, Mark (Cathy)
Holtzclaw, Makyle
Holtzclaw all of O'Brien,
Fl and Mesharia Holtzclaw
Cochran (Ross), Perry, Fl;
nine grandchildren:
Markell Holtzclaw, Kyli
Holtzclaw, Kara Holtzclaw,
Jarrett Holtzclaw, Kenzi
Holtzclaw, Sydney
Holtzclaw, Lane Cochran,
Elizabeth Sieger and
Mathew Sieger and
extended family Karri
Bagley and Debra Knight.
Funeral Services will be
held 11:00 am Thursday,
December 10, 2009 at
O'Brien Baptist Church
with Rev. George Fryar
and Rev. William Anderson
officiating. Interment will
follow in the O'Brien
Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. of
Branford Is in Charge of
All Arrangements.

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Mary Helen Jones
December 24, 1948 -
December 7, 2009

ary Helen
Jones, age 60
M of White
springs, Florida passed
away Monday, Dec. 7,
2009, at her home in White
Springs, FL. She was a
native of Live Oak, FL
moving to White Springs,
FL several months ago.
She was a pilot escort with
wide load semi trailers and
enjoyed crocheting and
reading and was a member
of the Philadelphia Baptist
Church in Live Oak, FL.
Survivors include two
sons, James (Brandy)
Jones, White Springs, FL;
Archie (Christa) Jones of
El Paso, TX; two
daughters, Deloris (Alton)
Chaney, Bell, FL; Soletto
Pate Jones, Warner Robins,
GA; three brothers, Ronald
(Betty) Hingson, Jackson,
GA; Bobby (Erlene)
Hingson, Live Oak, Fl;
Marvin (Gail) Hingson,
Live Oak, FL; one sister,
Marie Marshall, Live Oak,
FL; Eleven grandchildren
and two great
grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held
Friday, Dec. 11th from 5 to
8 PM at Harris Funeral
Home.
Funeral services will be
held 1:00 PM Saturday,
Dec. 12, 2009 at the
graveside in the
Philadelphia Baptist
Church Cemetery with
Rev. Tommy Lindsey
officiating.
Please sign the
guestbook at
www.harrisfuneralhomeinc
.net.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc., 932 N.
Ohio Ave., Live Oak,386-
364-5115 is in charge of all
arrangements.

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and click on obituaries


Zack C Hutcheson
August 25, 1940 -
December 9, 2009

ack C Hutcheson,
69, of Live Oak,
Fl Passed away
Tuesday, December 9, 2009
at the V.A. Medical Center,
Lake City, Fl after a short
illness. The Rison,
Arkansas native moved to
Live Oak in 1996 from
Missouri. Mr. Hutcheson
was a U.S. Navy Veteran
Serving During Vietnam
Era and was a Project
Engineer for Gold Kist..
He is survived by his
wife: Polly Hutcheson,
Live Oak, Fl; One
daughter: Kelly Savage,
Maryland; One son:
Zackary Hutcheson, Live
Oak, Fl; Six grandchildren
and many other family and
friends.
Daniels Funeral Homes
and Crematory of Live
Oak, Fl is in charge of all
arrangements.

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Annual

Christmas

dinner
Faith in Christ Anglican
Church and the Christian
Mission in Action will be
sponsoring the free annual
Christmas Dinner this year.
The dinner will be a
traditional Christmas
dinner with all the fixings.
We will have turkey, ham,
beans, sweet potatoes,
greens, cranberry sauce and
desserts.
There will be singing,
gifts, and a gospel message.
We will also have a
prayer team circulating for
individual prayer needs.
The dinner will be served
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on Dec. 19 at the Suwannee
County Coliseum.
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Special thanks from the Mayor
Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles presented Anna Corbin of Live Oak with the Mayor's
Community Service Award Tuesday. Corbin has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of
folks during her years at the former Suwannee Hospital and currently with Shands Live
Oak. Photo: Shannon Court


Dinner with Mr. Dowling


Sponsored by the Suwannee
Historical Museum, "Thomas
Dowling" (portrayed by Mr. John Bell)
will be greeting and visiting with
guests at Grace Manor Community
Center and Restaurant on the evening
of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Come enjoy a


festive meal while learning about
holiday customs of the era and plans to
make Christmas special in this
i ii-.cd" part of pioneer Florida. No
reservations needed. Grace Manor is
located at 406 Duval Street NE in Live
Oak, 386-330-0144.


Rauch speaks with Clay Williams, regional director of the Republican Party of Florida.
- Photo: Submitted

State House candidate meets local GOP


Terry Rauch, Republican candidate for
the Florida House of Representatives
District 11 seat currently held by
Democrat Debbie Boyd, spoke at the
Dec. 3 meeting of Suwannee County
Republicans.



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Rauch described himself as a
politician who "will support capitalism,
free market growth by deregulation and
know that 'we the people' will be my
boss."
The Suwannee County Republican
Party meets the first
Thursday of each month at
7 p.m. at Live Oak City
Hall. The Jan. 7 guest
speaker will be John
Martz, executive vice
president and CEO of
Suwannee Valley Electric
vice Cooperative. For more
Charges information visit
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call Chairman Carl Meece,
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Bankruptcy court OKs Pilgrim's Pride reorganization plan


PITTSBURG, Texas -
Pilgrim's Pride Corpora-
tion announced Thursday
that the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the
Northern District of Texas


has approved the amended
joint plan of reorganization
for the company to emerge
from Chapter 11 bankrupt-
cy.
Following a court hear-


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Lynn today entered an or-
der confirming the amend-
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Sparky's Kids need

your help, says LOFD


LOFD says thanks to all those who have donated toys so far. However, they still need
more. Pictured from left: Jeff Waters (LOFD), Katrina Tannichion, Steve Riggs, Brandon
Nobles and Alan Bedenbaugh. Photo: Jeff Waters


Continued From Page 1A
them."
The original cut-off date
for sign-ups was Dec. 14.
The need this year is
tremendous, said Beden-
baugh. Last year about 300
kids received toys. With
400 signed up already, that
number could double last
year's total, were enough
toys available, Beden-
baugh said.
One local resident who
donated a few stuffed ani-
mals Wednesday said it
would be a shame for one
child to wake up Christmas
morning, only to see an
empty tree.

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City Hall
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began to appear in the
building early in 2002. Re-
pairs were promptly made.
However, in late 2003, the
problem resurfaced.
"Cracks started to reap-
pear," said Farley. "So we
notified our insurance
agent ... the cracks and set-
tlement of the building was
monitored for about six
months and at the end of
that period it was deter-
mined that the building
stopped settling."
Earlier this year more
cracks were noticed
throughout the building.
More extensive testing was
done this time, said Farley.
He said crews were look-
ing for a sinkhole but
couldn't locate one. In any
case, the city's insurance
claim for repairs was de-
nied.
Now the city has to de-
cide how to fix the prob-
lem. Farley said he has
contacted a Jacksonville
engineering firm for ad-
vice.
"The city has an asset
here," said Farley. "To re-
place this building would
be rather costly, we have to
do something."
Farley said cracks a half
inch thick are noticeable in
some places. He said some
city employees have even
heard cracking.
The building was con-
structed in 1978.


"The need out there is so
high, it is really astonish-
ing," said Jim Ketcham.
To donate toys, drop
them off at LOFD on East
Duval Street. There are
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halfway through the fence, just east of
A local woman was involved in a Suwannee River Log Homes, said Con-
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when her SUV slid off the road and Ogbum, the only person in the vehi-
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Rita Ogburn was traveling west to- to Shands at Live Oak for further ob-
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Trailblazer slid off the north side of the County Fire Rescue Station 1, Suwan-
roadway, said Suwannee County Fire nee County sheriff's deputies and
Chief Charlie Conner. Ogburn appar- Florida Highway Patrol responded.


Emergency workers tend to a woman involved in a single-vehicle crash on US 90 east
of Live Oak Thursday. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


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plan of reorganization with
the court in September. Un-
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of reorganization, Pilgrim's
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1. Miss Majestic 2009 Tociona Anderson and Little Miss
Majestic Kailah Henderson. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
2. Moo-vin' alone through the parade! Photo: Angel Weeks
3. Santa Claus waves to the crowd of onlookers. Photo:
Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
4. Mr. and Miss SHS, T.J. Vikers and Hailey Alley. Photo:
Angel Weeks
5. Making seasons bright. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
6. Rockin' around the Christmas tree: The Suwannee
Schools Transportation Dept. entry was voted over all top
float in this year's parade. Photo: Angel Weeks
7. Groups of people lined the streets Saturday to watch
the Christmas parade go by. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
8. Sideline seats. Many sat along US 129 to get a good
view of the holiday floats. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
9. Parade participants passed by filled with glee. Photo:
Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
10. A joyful Suwannee Democrat group decked the
halls. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
11. A rockin' little Christmas! Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
12. Smiles at Christmastime. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
13. The SHS Sound of Suwannee Marching Band
entertained the holiday crowd. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
15. An antique fire engine from the Live Oak Fire
Department. Photo: Submitted
16. Following the north star through downtown Live Oak.
- Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.
17. Lowe's employees were out in full swing. This entry
took first place in the commercial division.
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who, if still alive, would be
51 today.
Braswell, 17 at the time,
was sentenced to life in
prison for the 1975 murder
of a 79-year-old Suwannee
County man in his home.
According to an inves-
tigative report by the
FDLE, Braswell, along
with Marshall Eugene
Dunbar, Joseph Perry
Padelford and Billy Wayne
Taylor, were riding around
in Braswell's 1963 red
Ford Falcon on February
19, 1975, looking for a
house to break into so they
"could get some money."
Dunbar said they should
target the home of John J.
Robins, who lived near
him. After discussing how
to proceed, it was deter-
mined that they would fake
car trouble and ask for as-
sistance. They parked the
Falcon down the road from
Robins' home. Robins told
them he could not help due
to several broken ribs.
Robins did, however, let
the four use his 1975 Dat-
sun station wagon to try to
jumpstart the car. The four
drove the Datsun to Run-
ning Springs and decided


to go back to the home, en-
ter it and demand money.
Dunbar, armed with a
.25 caliber handgun, and
Braswell, armed with a .38
caliber special, knocked on
the door and told Robins
that they could not get
their car started, at which
time Robins invited them
in for a "cold drink."
According to the FDLE
report, "the two followed
him into the kitchen where,
when Robins opened the
refrigerator, they pointed
the guns at him. Robins
turned around and asked,
'Is this a stickup?'"
The two said it was and
Taylor, armed with a knife,
and Padelford, armed with
a .22 rifle, then entered the
home. Robins gave them
$5 and offered $200 in
traveler's checks, which
they refused. The four then
took turns watching
Robins as the other three
ransacked the home.
Padelford cut the phone
lines.
Robins was then taken to
his bedroom, made to sit
on his bed, and asked if he
planned to tell anyone
about the incident.
"Robins advised them
that if not tomorrow, then


the next day," the report
said.
A "conference" was held
in the hallway of the home
and it was determined that
since Robins knew Dunbar
and that he would turn
them in, he "would have to
die."
Robins' hands were tied
across his stomach with a
necktie, while another
necktie was tied around his
feet and to the foot of the
bed. Dunbar and Robins
then tied Robins' hands to
his feet with a blue cloth
woman's belt.
The four poured alcohol
onto a cloth and placed it
over Robbins' face, be-
cause Dunbar thought that
by inhaling the alcohol,
Robbins would develop
amnesia and forget the in-
cident. When that didn't
work, Braswell placed a
pillow over Robbins' face
for about 10 minutes,
killing him. The ties and
belt were then removed
and Robbins was placed on
his bed with his right hand
to one side. A sheet was
then pulled up to Rob-
bins's chest.
The four then drove to
Running Springs where
they abandoned the Falcon


by pushing it over an em-
bankment into the river.
The four were arrested
just three days later.
Braswell was sentenced
to life in prison, but he
wasn't there long.
According to the Web
site of the TV show Amer-
ica's Most Wanted,
Braswell and another in-
mate were loading filing
cabinets onto a truck at the
Sumter Correctional Insti-
tution in 1983 when the
two climbed into separate
cabinets and hid until the
truck left. Once the truck
left the prison, the two
jumped out. The other in-
mate was located a few
years later during a routine
traffic stop in Oregon. Lit-
tle information is available
as to the whereabouts of
Braswell. He has reported-
ly been spotted just to the
north of us in Jasper, as
well as in Odessa, Texas.
Up to $2,500 is available
to anyone with informa-
tion leading to the capture
of Braswell. He was last
seen with a tattoo of a
cross and chain on the
back of his right hand, and
another tattoo of his ini-
tials, "HDB," and a heart
on his left arm.


It's all or nothing on golf carts, says councilman


Continued From Page 1A

dissenting vote.
The award was for $83,000 and
can be used for such purposes as
crime prosecution and prevention,
drug treatment and various other
programs. As part of the stimulus
agreement, Williams was required to
supply a list of items he wanted to
buy with the funds, for approval by
the city council.
One of those items was for a golf
cart or similar such vehicle.
"We would use the vehicle for the
occasional detail work and events
such as Christmas on the Square,"
said Williams.


But Stewart said if city residents
can't operate golf carts on certain
roads in the city, the police depart-
ment shouldn't be able to either. He
said that would be "unfair." The
council passed a golf cart ordinance
in June, allowing residents to oper-
ate the carts on streets with a posted
speed limit of 25 miles per hour or
less.
Stewart said at Tuesday's meeting
that he didn't "care about Florida
Statutes" after Williams explained
that Florida law distinguishes be-
tween what law enforcement offi-
cers may do that regular citizens
cannot. When contacted by phone
Wednesday, Stewart backed up his


original statement.
"I don't care that the Florida
Statutes say that they (law enforce-
ment) can drive on the city streets,
that does not sway my opinion,"
said Stewart. "I know what the
statutes are and what they mean, but
it does not sway my opinion."
He said he had no problem, how-
ever, with the department using the
carts for special events. But, "when
you have an ordinance in the city
that disallows the citizens to do
something, it's not right."
Additional items on Williams' list
include a voice stress analyzer, pro-
tective gear for the Radkids program
and Taser guns with cartridges.


Man used guitar as

weapon, say police


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gafInews.com

A Live Oak man was ar-
rested Monday for striking
his girlfriend with a guitar
and holding her against her
and her son's will, accord-
ing to Suwannee County
Sheriff's reports.
Anthony Ray Martin, 48,
of 5762 Pinecrest Blvd.
was arrested and charged
with aggravated battery
(domestic violence), reck-
less driving, two counts of
false imprisonment (do-
mestic violence) and bat-
tery (domestic violence),
jail records show.
According to SCSO
deputy Tommy Roberts,
Martin became angry when
his girlfriend flushed his
Xanax pills down the toilet
because she felt he was
"getting out of control."
The girlfriend and her
three-year-old son left the
home after Martin alleged-
ly retaliated by pushing the
girlfriend. Roberts said the
girlfriend and her son re-
turned sometime later to re-
trieve some personal items.
Martin reportedly left the
home several times and
kept returning, each time in
a more agitated state.
The girlfriend told
Roberts that Martin then
"lost it" and reportedly hit
her with the guitar. Martin
also allegedly punched and
kicked his girlfriend sever-
al times "all over her
body."
The girlfriend reported
she tried to leave several


times but said Martin took
her car keys. She retrieved
her spare keys and tried to
flee again but Martin al-
legedly dragged her and
her son back up the steps of
the home.
At one point in the strug-
gle, Roberts said the girl-
friend's shirt was pulled
off. When the girlfriend
was able to escape, Martin
allegedly pushed her, caus-
ing her to fall on top of her
son. Martin then followed
her to town in his van, re-
ports show.
Roberts said he noticed
several marks on the girl-
friend's head, arm and tor-
so. The report does not in-
dicate the child was in-
jured.
Martin was arrested and
booked into the Suwannee
County Jail. He has since
been released.


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Even if you are not a soccer fan, one can appreciate the
week the Suwannee men's program had last week. The
Bulldogs went on the road last week to register a long an-
ticipated district win along with two big wins over unde-
feated, non-district foes last week to remain undefeated


The SHS men's soccer team-. ..- Photo: Submitted
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SPORTS COMMENTARY


Naughty or nice?

It is Christmastime and Santa is checking the list. In the Sportlabout
world of sports there is always a naughty and nice.
Sometimes you can be both. I'm thinking Gator fans would By Tom Daniels
like to see Alabama lose and Alabama fans think they
deserve a National Championship. Football will be taking
over the airways during the holiday season and we will really be finding out /
who has been bad. Here is this year's list of Naughty or Nice.


Nice

Bobby Bowden gets Notre Dame
job, Go figure!

Michael Vick gets flea collar and
another gold tooth.

Tim Tebow wins the Heisman.

Tiger Woods gets domestic violence
self-defense lessons.

South Carolina cracks the top 10.

The Cy Young winner offers some
community service.

Mr. Cheap Shot gets suspended.

Maybe #3, Santa.

West Virginia misses the plane.

The state of Florida has more Bowls
than cereal.

They fill the stadium up.

They get the first choice in next
year's draft.


As everyone's mother always said, "it all works out for the best." Be careful for
what you ask for, you might actually get it. Speaking of asking, I should have
my Christmas list out soon. I'm easy to buy for, you can shop for me at the
nearest ATM machine.


Melody to

battle Arlington
The Melody Christian Wildcat basketball
team will take on the Arlington Country Day
School of Jacksonville in District 3-lA play
Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Suwannee County
Coliseum in Live Oak. Arlington is ranked
number three in the state, 74th in the nation.
Come out and support the Wildcats.


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Travis Laxton breaks away easily from his opponent at a recent match. See addition-
al photo inside. Photo: Rudy Fletcher


Mid-pack finish for SHS


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

Suwannee placed 13th out of 30
teams at the Durant tournament Dec. 4
and 5. The tournament was held in
Plant City.
Suwannee was only four points be-
hind Wakulla for the 10th place posi-
tion.
"This was the premiere tournament
of the state," said coach David Lax-


A win and

a loss for -

the 'Dogs
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com

The Suwannee High
School boys basketball
team fell to Santa Fe Dec.
4, 60-47. The guys turned
it around Saturday, howev-
er, defeating the Madison
County Cowboys 66-63.
"What we're lacking
right now is point guard
play," said coach James
Perry. "That and we got to
control turnovers, we just

SEE A WIN, PAGE 12B

Keith Cherry leaps over his
opponents for the basket.
- Photo: Paul Buchanan
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ton. "This was the best of the best."
Jamie Alvarado placed third in the
285 pound class. Travis Laxton (112)
placed fourth. Joe McMillan (215)
placed sixth. Aaron Fountain (119)
went for 2-2 and Josh Key (125) went
for 3-2.
"As a team we learned a lot," said
Laxton. "I felt we got a little better."
Laxton said Monday's practice at
SHS went to "a new level of intensi-
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Bobby Bowden gets Notre Dame
Job.

Michael Vick gets a shock collar

Tim Tebow doesn't get the Heisman.

Tiger Woods gets neutered.

Steve Spurrier gets Notre Dame Job.

Tim Lincecum gets suspended for
smoking dope.

Flozell Adams gets tripped and
clipped.

Florida ends up ranked #6.

FSU loses Bobby's last game.

UCF, USF, Miami, Florida and FSU
lose.

Jaguars miss playoffs.

The Bucs don't win another game.




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SPORTS



4th Annual Charity Truckers 200 raises $21K

Each sponsored family gets $7K


For those who were not able to
attend last weekend's 4th Annual
Charity Truckers 200 presented
by Fountain Motorsports at Or-
lando SpeedWorld, you missed a
great event. In spite of having to
change the schedule at the last
minute due to rain, fans and rac-
ers were not disappointed in the
event.
Founder Rick Bristol had to
make a tough decision on Thurs-
day after checking with the local


weatherman about Friday's in-
clement weather coming in. As it
turned out, he made the right call
as Friday saw plenty of the wet
stuff much of the day.
Said a very tired but happy
Rick Bristol, "I really want to
thank all of the drivers, crews,
fans, officials and sponsors for
their tremendous support of the
4th Annual Charity Truckers
200, FFH Concert and Golf
Tournament this year. While we


learned a lot this year attempting
our first golf tournament and
concert, the main portion of
what we raised was the Charity
Truckers 200 weekend".
"I really want to thank Gary
Fountain (Fountain Motor-
sports), Ronnie Laing (Biscayne
R, fii-:. Mike Sergi (MJS Con-
creteInc.) Joe Coulter (Coulter
Motorsports), Phil Guadagno
(Aaron's), Alan Bruns (Bruns
Inc. General Contractors), Doug


Webb (Webb's Commercial Ser-
vices) and McCutchen Farms for
being sponsors of the event. To
all the award sponsors and lap
sponsors thank you so much".
The total raised was
$21,315.33. Each family will re-
ceive $7,105.11.
"I want to thank my Lord for
blessing our events and using me
to help others, it is such a bless-
ing to be able to help people. To
all my friends, family, officials


who donated their time to work I
can only say in words thank you
from the bottom of my heart.
You all will never know how
much you mean to me. I pray a
special blessing for each of you
this Christmas and wish you a
happy new year. May 2010 be
better for many families who are
hurting. God Bless ".
Bristol is already hard at work
planning the 5th Annual Charity
Truckers 200.


FWC Commission meeting opens with recognition


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) December meeting opened with a host of
recognition for people who have dedicated their lives
and careers to promoting fish and wildlife conservation.
Among those recognized by the Commission: an FWC
law enforcement officer, a retired FWC biologist, a
landowner who works with the FWC to promote youth
hunts, and a fish and wildlife artist. The Commission
also was introduced to a team of FWC employees who
are working to ensure sustainable fish and wildlife re-
sources while South Florida's largest ecosystem is being
restored.
Col. Jim Brown recognized FWC Officer Benjamin
"Bret" Gill of Levy County, recipient of the Shikar-Sa-
fari Club International Officer of the Year Award. Gill
earned recognition from the group for his dedication to
protecting fish and wildlife resources while patrolling
Florida's woods and waters.



FASCAR and the U.S.

Marine Corp. Reserves

'Toys for Tots' party
On Monday December 14, please join FASCAR in
having some fun and helping underprivelaged children
receive a gift from the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserves Toys
For Tots program.
The event will be hosted at the Garage Bar at the
Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford, from 7 p.m. -
10 p.m. The Garage Bar will have a $4.99 All You Can
Eat wing special along with numerous drink specials.
The U.S. Marine Corp. will be attendance collecting
toys and donations to purchase toys for children ages 9-
16. We would like to invite the entire FASCAR family,
New Smyrna Speedway, Orlando Speedworld and Co-
lumbia Motorsports Park to be a part of this event to help
bring some Christmas joy to some very deserving young-
sters.
If you have any questions or for more information,
please contact Joe Lewandoski at 386-547-6030 (cell) or
386-427-4129 (office) or you can contact Sgt. Hunter at
386-868-8755.


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Commissioners also recognized Tim Regan for his 35
years of service and retirement from the FWC's Divi-
sion of Habitat and Species Conservation. Regan, a bio-
logical administrator, worked out of the FWC's West
Palm Beach office, coordinating landowner conservation
efforts.
The Commission also recognized John Rife, recipient
of the Youth Hunting Program of Florida Landowner of
the Year Award. Rife is a volunteer landowner who gra-
ciously opens his property the Magnolia Hunt Club in
Central Florida to youth hunters.
In addition, Commissioners recognized Naples artist


Steve Whitlock for capturing stunning images of native
fish and wildlife. Whitlock is known for his game fish
illustrations and marine art on navigational charts, and
he does pencil art and wildlife illustration.
Finally, the Commission was introduced to the
Kissimmee Okeechobee Everglades Big Cypress Coor-
dination Team. The team is made up of FWC South Re-
gion staff, with expertise in managing imperiled species,
inland and coastal habitats and fisheries. The team coor-
dinates the FWC's involvement in the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, including the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.


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Warning: Don't pick up dead bears


Take this Florida road-
kill quiz. You're driving
along a highway and see a
large, dead bear on the side
of the road. Other drivers
slow down and gawk in
wonder at its hulking bulk.
What do you do?
Correct answer: Report
it to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) at
888-404-3922 and keep
driving. An official will be
along to remove it.
Last week, Gary Evers,
the owner of 1st Quality
Plumbing in Orange City,
heard about a large, dead
black bear on Interstate 4
in Volusia County. He
thought he'd like to get it


mounted, so he sent his
son, Christopher Evers, 27,
of Orange City, and two
employees to go pick it up.
The two employees were
Antony M. Pitti Jr., 46, of
Port Orange, and Stephen
E. Germany, 38, of Cas-
sadaga.
He told the younger
Evers, however, to first
check with the FWC to see
if it was OK for them to
take it and get it mounted.
Seminole County
Fire/Rescue and a Depart-
ment of Transportation law
enforcement officer were
already there when Evers,
Pitti Jr., and Germany got
to the dead bear. The DOT
officer told them they


could take the carcass, but
they needed to check with
the FWC.
Somewhere along the
way there was a misunder-
standing and nobody called
the FWC. Instead, the
three men just took the
dead bear back to the
plumbing shop. Another
employee, William A.
Townsend, 32, of Pierson,
skinned it out so the hide
could be mounted, and cut
the meat into steaks. They
put all of the parts into a
couple of coolers.
Before long, Gary Evers
heard a news report that
the FWC was looking for
the bear carcass, since it is
against the law to pick
them up or possess them.
That's when he called the
FWC and explained what
had happened.


FWC Law Enforcement
Officer Chris Goodreau ar-
rived at the scene and gave
warnings to Christopher
Evers, Pitti, Germany and
Townsend for possessing
Florida black bear parts.
"Because another law
enforcement officer told
them they could take the
bear, the father called in to
report the whole thing,
they didn't try to hide the
parts and willingly cooper-
ated with the investigation,
I gave them written warn-
ings," said Goodreau.
"They didn't kill the bear -
they just picked it up."
Officers confiscated the
bear remains and disposed
of everything except for
the hide, which the FWC
will use to help educate
people about Florida black
bears.


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Mid-pack finish for SHS


The SHS wrestling team took first place at the Ocala Forest High School wrestling tournament recently. Photo: Rudy Fletcher


Suwannee soccer gains steam


Continued From Page 1B

for the season at 6-0-1.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Suwannee broke a
mental block by downing chief district ri-
val Sante Fe 3-0 at Sante Fe. It was the
'Dogs first win over the Raiders since
2003. The 'Dogs and Raiders began the
first half sluggish during each teams first
game after the Thanksgiving holiday. As
the half wound down, the play finally
stepped up when Suwannee scored 36
minutes into the half. Freshman Justin
Shirah crashed the goal and buried a re-
bound off the goalie to put the Suwannee
up 1-0. Sante Fe was quickly reeling
when just minutes later, senior Tripp Pre-
vatt hit a bullet past the keeper off a vol-
ley of a loose ball 30 yards out. In the
second half the Raiders never really got
any momentum as the Bulldog defense
kept the ball on the Suwannee half of the
pitch. The final tally came when Zach
Dennison took an Austin O'Connor pass
in front of the goal and slid it past the
keeper to finish the win 3-0.
Suwannee traveled to Jacksonville on
Thursday, Dec. 3 to play the defending
state champ and undefeated Bolles Bull-
dogs. The start of the game was delayed.
Bolles would not relinquish the artificial
turf field. They had extended preparation
for their state semifinal playoff game.
Suwannee prevailed in a hard fought
physical battle over Bolles 2-1.
From the outset, Bolles was hounded
by the 'Dogs. The defense and senior


goalkeeper Jake Hayes held Bolles score-
less in the first half. Meanwhile, Suwan-
nee took the lead just 16 minutes into the
game when Justin Shirah scored an unas-
sisted goal on a shot off a rebound off a
defender.
Inspired by the play of the defense, the
offense came out quickly in the second
half. Just eight minutes after the break,
Prevatt took an O'Connor through-ball
and broke away behind the defense. Pre-
vatt pulled the Bolles keeper to the right
side of the goal and then buried the shot
inside the left back post to take a 2-0
lead.
Play got a little "chippy" as Bolles'
frustration mounted with the Suwannee
defense. Bolles finally got a score with
nine minutes remaining in the game. A
Bolles midfielder broke through on the
left driving uncontested for the goal.
Bolles then turned up the offensive heat
and the physical play. However, Suwan-
nee gave it right back to them. Senior de-
fender Cory Cox got a big defensive save
by sweeping away a Bolles shot on an
open goal. Suwannee held on for the 2-1
win.
Suwannee wrapped up the third game
of the week with a home win Friday
night, Dec. 4, in a steady rain over P. K.
Yonge, 3 -1. The Gainesville soccer pow-
er also swept into town brandishing an
undefeated record but left with muddy
'Dog prints on their backs.
After the late return trip from Bolles,
the 'Dogs were slow to start. P. K.


Yonge took advantage of the 'Dogs late
night by quickly scoring in the first eight
minutes. The 'Dogs offense finally got
untracked 36 minutes into the half when
Prevatt sent a long cross field pass to
O'Connor making a deep run. O'Connor
chested the pass down and beat the keep-
er with a low driving shot to tie the game


1-1. Just three minutes later, O'Connor
tallied his second goal of the half off a
quick pass from Shirah. In the second
half, the defense stiffened limiting P. K.
Yonge to just two shots on goal. Prevatt
put the game out of reach 3 -1 with five
minutes to play on a low shot off a re-
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CHURCH CALENDAR


Saturday
Dec. 19
Annual Christmas dinner
Faith in Christ Anglican Church and the Christian Mis-
sion in Action will be sponsoring the free annual Christ-
mas dinner this year. The dinner will be a traditional
Christmas dinner with all the fixings. We will have
turkey, ham, beans, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry
sauce and desserts. There will be singing, gifts and a
gospel message. We will also have a prayer team circu-
lating for individual prayer needs. The dinner will be
served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the
Suwannee County Coliseum in Live Oak.
Every one is welcome. The dinner is free to all.
Fr Don Wilson


www.ficang.org

Clothes closet
Wellborn United Methodist Church clothes closet is open
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 12 p.m. Also, the food pantry is open by appoint-
ment. Telephone 386-963-4322 or 386-963-3071.

Wanted: church news
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Ongoing church meetings


AWANA clubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church
of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.org-
click on children's ministry.
Bethel Creek Baptist Church hosts a singing group at
6 p.m., first Sunday. Church is located at 8945 CR 53,
Day. Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated after
the singing and all are welcome.
Bible college classes offered Third Saturday, from 2-5
p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn
more about the Word? Can't attend classes full time?
Maybe this is your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson, 386-364-
1607 or 386-344-4192.


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ADVENT CHRISTIAN
FIRST ADVENT
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
] 699 Pinewood Drive
(386) 362-1802
Rev. Tim Carver, Pastor
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 am
Worship Service............................ 10:30 am
Evening Service.............................. 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study .....................................10:30 am
501031-F
BIXLER MEMORIAL
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park
Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary
Humbles & Rev. John Harper
SYouth Pastor Rev. Randy Lamb
SUNDAY
Morning Worship................... 9:55 a.m.
Christian Education Hour..............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship and
Children's Group.............................6:00 p.m .
501065-F

ANGLICAN

FAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH
9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake City
1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia County line
Rev. Don Wilson
Swww.ficang.org
SUNDAY
Holy Communion........................ 9:30 am
1928 Book Of Common Prayer
Bible Study................................ 10:45 am
For more information:
Church Office 754-2827
Rev. Wilson 208-9882 558116-F

APOSTOLIC
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THE SAINTS OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
S "A CHURCH WHERE JESUS IS LORD"
517 Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064
386-364-1607
SERVICES
SUNDAY & THURSDAY 5 p.m.
E-MAIL: luesimpson@windstream.com
INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE
WEBSITE: www.healingdeliveranceministries.com
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IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL,
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BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
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the Joy of Jesus"
Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor
11274 235th Lane
(In in. Park on Hwy. 250)
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715
E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com

SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................. 9:30 am
W orship Service .........................................10:45 am
Evening Bible
Exploration Services....................................6:00 pm
Nursery Available all Services
Pre-K to 2nd Grade Junior Church
conducted during 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service

WEDNESDAY
Mid Week Prayer Service......... ...........6:30 pm
501067-F


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
401 West Howard Street Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-1583 Fax 386-364-6478
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Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor
Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration
Rev. Alan Lott, Music and Worship


SUNDAY
Early Worship.................................
Sunday School................................
M morning Worship............................
Discipleship T ,...... .
Evening Worship............................

WEDNESDAY
AWANA..........................................
Youth Discipleship..........................
Dulos Youth..................................
Adult Small Group..........................
M idweek Prayer..............................


..........8:30 am
..........9:45 am
........11:00 am
......... 7:00pm

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.5:30-6:30 pm
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.6:00-8:00 pm
.6:30-7:30 pm
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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor: Dr. David Teems
14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418
email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.net
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday Morning Bible Study...................... 9:45 am
W orship Service........................ .......... 11:00 am
(Children's Church during Morning Worship)
Discipleship Training................................ 6:00 pm
(Women's I .1.1. ,.X.1 -I. Bible Study,
Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir
Evening W orship............................... ...... 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Evening Supper........................5:45 pm
A w anas .........................................................6:30 pm
Bible Study & Prayer Time.........................7:00 pm
Nursery available during all services
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PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH
US 129 South (Across from the S&S Store)
Post Office Box 129-McAlpin, Florida
(386) 362-5634
Nursery provided for each worship service
Worship and Fellowship Opportunities of the Week
Pastor: Matthew Barker


SUNDAY
B ible School.................................
Morning Worship..........................
Evening Worship..........................

WEDNESDAY
Family N h.i11 r ....................
AWANA Club...............................
. .. M meeting .............................


..9:45 am
11:00 am
..6:30 pm

..6:00 pm
..6:30pm
..7:00 pm


Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
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SUWANNEE SPRINGS FREE WILL
BAPTIST CHURCH
3801 US Hwy. 129, Live Oak, FL
Pastor Sid Baker
129 North, 3-1/2 miles past McDonalds

SUNDAY
Morning Worship......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service.......................... 6:00 p.m.
565554-F


BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
13969 Railroad St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
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Van Freeman, Pastor
386-397-1350
SUNDAY
Sunday School.............................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship..........................6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting.......................... 7:00 p.m.
555677-F
WESTWOOD BAPTIST
920 11th Street, SW (Newbern Road)
362-1120
Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor
Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music
and Senior Adults
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Childrens Church
10:50 a.m.
Discipleship Training.................... 5:00 p.m.
Children's Choirs........................... 6:20 p.m.
Youth Choir...................................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship Service............6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Men's Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill....... 6:30 a.m.
Lady Quilters.................................. 9:00 a.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal...... ...........7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Ladies Prayer Group.......................9:30 a.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal.... 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Service..........................6:30 p.m.
Youth Group.....................................6:30 p.m.
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m.
1 st Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
3rd Thursday of each month
Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal....... 10:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Bible Study..............11:00 a.m.
Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon .............12:00 noon
501073-F
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Growing Together As Family"
5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060
(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)
Senior Pastor John Watkins
www.mtobc.com
386-963-5603


SUNDAY
Bible Study (Sunday School)..........
Celebration W orship........................
Evening W orship.............................
Depth (Student Bible Study)...........
WEDNESDAY


..9:45 am
.11:00 am
..6:00 pm
..6:00 pm


Fam ily Supper..............................................5:00 pm
K idz C lub .....................................................6:00 pm
Discipleship Classes for Adults....................6:30 pm
Flood Student W orship.................................6:30 pm
501074-F
WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth
Mr. Tim Scott, Worship Leader
U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn
Church Phone 963-2231
wellbombaptist@ windstream.net
SUNDAY
Sunday School............................................. 9:15 am
(Classes for
Morning Worship Service......... ......... 10:30 am
Children's Church (Grades K-4th)
Children's Choir...........................................4:45 pm
CiA/M mission Friends....................................6:00 pm
Evening W orship........................ ........ 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Fam ily Dinner............................. ...... 5:30 pm
A W A N A .......................................................6:30 pm
One Way Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12) 6:30 pm
Prayer/Bible Study.......................................7:00 pm
Nursery is available for all services
501075-F
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BAPTIST
15 miles West Hwy.90 -
2 Miles Down River Road
Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547
SUNDAY
Sunday School.................................9:45 am
W orship.......................................... 11:00 am
Church Training............................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship..........................7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm
Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00 pm
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ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
Where the "Son" always shines
8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 362-3971
Pastor Ed Tharpe
(129 S. to 11th St. go to .....i... ., i .f..
to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right
onto 169th Rd.)
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................. 9:30 am
Morning Worship........................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship.........................5:00 pm
Choir Practice.. ........................... 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer service.................................. 6:00 pm
Team Kid Club................................... 6:00 pm
Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided
565556-F
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
5203 County Road 795
362-3101 Church
Rev. David McKeithen
SUNDAY
Sunday School................................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship.......................... 11:00 am
Evening Worship............. .......6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Service................................. 7:00 pm
501117-F
MARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH
14919 76th St.
(West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store)
Darrell Curls, Pastor
SUNDAY


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship..


.10:00 am
.11:00 am
...6:00 pm
501070-F


MT. GILEAD BAPTIST CHURCH
18305 56th St., Live Oak, FL
386-362-3782
Rev. Bobby McCray, Pastor
(386-294-1337)


Sunday School...............................
Morning Worship..........................
Evening Service............................
Children's Church Provided
Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study.


...9:45 a.m.
.11:00 a.m.
..6:00 p.m.
...7:00 p.m.


Experiencing God together, and not forsaking the
assembling of our selves together, but encouraging
one another.
Hebrews 10:25
559547-F

CATHOLIC
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
CATHOLIC CHURCH
928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East
Father Richard Perko
P.O. Box 1179 Live Oak, Florida 32060
(386) 364-1108
SUNDAY
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper)
Sunday M ass................................... 8:00 am
St. Francis Xavier (Live Oak)
Sunday M ass.................................... 9:30 am
Sunday (Spanish) Mass.................12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Mass.............................7:00 pm
THURSDAY
Thursday M ass................................. 9:00 am
FRIDAY
Friday M ass..................................... 9:00 am
SATURDAY
Saturday (Vigil) Mass......................5:00 pm
501129-F

EPISCOPAL
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1391 SW 11th Street, Live Oak
WEDNESDAY
Eucharist & Unction......................10:30 am
& 6:00 pm
THURSDAY
Eucharist........ ...... ........ ............... 7:00 am
SUNDAY
Eucharist......................................... 9:00 am
Sunday School................................. 9:45 am
Eucharist....................................... 11:00 am
Nursery provided for both services.
Parish hall available for community activities
For more information call (386) 362-1837
The Rev. Donald L. Woodrum Rector
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First Baptist Church of Live Oak Free food and
clothing ministry Food ministry, second and fourth Fri-
days from 7-10 a.m.; clothes ministry, first and third
Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 386-362-1583.
Greater Visions Support Group
Addictions Support Group Greater Visions, a faith-based
addictions support group Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fri-
days at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Central
Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the
Suwannee County Mall. Group provides spiritual and
emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386-
208-1345.
Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree-first Friday, 6:30
p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee;


free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring
a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will of-
fering and donations taken to benefit the roof building
fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and pick-
ers, if you want to perform or for more information, con-
tact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after 6
p.m.
Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS)
A faith-based support group for mothers with infants to
school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other
moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities;
9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, September-
May) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live
Oak; Info: 386-362-1583.
Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth


Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey
Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and
clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at
John H. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street,
Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560.
Christian Mission in Action Ministries Free clothing
give-away on the third Saturday of every month 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God
in Christ Youth Center, 12001 NW Seventh St., Live Oak;
Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560 or 386-266-6816.
Live Oak Church of God "Prayer at the City Gates"
Live Oak Church of God holds "Prayer at the City Gates,"
every Friday, 7-8:15 a.m., 9828 US 129 South and the


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INTERDENOMINATIONAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL
MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER LIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
MELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER Pastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley
& Melody Christian Academy Corner of Hamilton and Ohio Aves.
Highway 129 South Live Oak, FL (Hwy. 129 N)
(386) 364-4800 (386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614
www.liveoakchristian.org
Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults
Services: SUNDAY
Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA) Sunday School...................... 10:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm -Adults Family Worship...........................11:00 am
Children's Ministry Evening Worship..... ................6:00 pm
Revolution Youth Church WEDNESDAY
Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club Bible Study....... ........................7:00 pm
Nursery Available All Services 500009-F
Pastor Frank C. Davis 499938-F PRESBYTERIAN

CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.SA.
421 White Avenue, Live Oak
15445 US Highway 129 S. (386) 362 3199
(7 miles South of town) Pastor Shirley Mergan
(386) 208-1345
SUNDAY
Sunday M orn ing Service..................10:30 a.m Sunday School ............................................9:45 am
W wednesday Dinner, open to public. 5 p m Worship ..................................................... 11:00 am
Wednesday Dinner, open to public.....5:15 p.m. Communion First Sunday of every month
Wednesday Night Service.................. 7:00 p.m. 500012-F
Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor
499943-F PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)

NAZARENE COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL
LIVE OAK CHURCH OF (386) 362-2323
THE NAZARENE SUNDAY
915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo 9:45 AM Sunday School
Road North of High School for children, youth and adults
Rev. Louis J. Medaris 11:00 AM Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY
SUNDAY 5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal
Sunday School............................9:45 am 6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children,
Morning Worship...................... 11:00 am Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study
Evening Worship...............................6:00 pm 7:30 PM Choir Practice
WEDNESDAY Randy Wilding, Pastor
Evening Prayer Meeting.................7:00 pm A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming,
"A Church on the Move" 500005-Feople hurch 500011-F
PENTECOSTAL
DOWUING PARK CHURCH OF GOD
23500 CR 250, Dowling Park 658-3151
www.dowlingparkcog.com
Rev. Shane Pooler
SUNDAY
Sunday School .... S ....9:45 am
M omrning W orship .....................................11:00 am
Children's Church .....................................11:00 am
Evening W orship ........................... ....... 6:30 pm
GOD WEDNESDAY
Family T ....... 1"
Classes for every age
Nursery Provided on Sunday 501121-F


PENTECOSTAL
LIVE OAK FIRST
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL
Rev. Darin Wilson
362-2189
SUNDAY


Sunday School....
Children's Church
Morning Worship..
Evening Worship..
Wednesday Night..


9:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
6:00pm
...7:30pm
501124-F


LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD
9828 US Hwy 129 South
Rev. Fred R. Watson 362-2483
Web: www.liveoakchurchofgod.com
SUNDAY
Sunday School ............................................9:45 am
M morning W orship ...................................... 10:38 am
Children's Church .....................................10:38 am
Children Choir......................... .......... 5:30 pm
Evening W orship.........................................6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
Pre-service M eal......................................... 5:45 pm
Family Training Hour..................................7:00 pm
Preschool Classes, Boys Clubs, Girls
Clubs, VI.B.E. Youth Church, Young
Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class
FRIDAY
Prayer at the Gates of the City ..........7:00 8:15 am
501138-F

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
LIVE OAK SEVENTH DAYADVENTIST
CHURCH
Pastor Brandon White
11239 SR 51, Live Oak, FL 32071
364-0717 English; 330-2575 Spanish
SATURDAY SERVICES
Sabbath School......................................................9:15 am
D evin e .................................................................11:00 am
TUESDAY
Worship & Tuesday Night
Prayer M eting......................................................7:00 p.m .
501118-F

UNITED METHODIST

NEW HARMONY UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right)
Pastor: Stan Posey
Phone (386) 776-1806
SUNDAY
Sunday W orship.................................... 9:30 am
Bible Study................................... ...... 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY
W omen's Bible Study................................ 10 am
501120-F


UNITED METHODIST

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
311 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak 362-2047
Pastor: Dr. William Finnin
"COME WORSHIP WITH US"
SUNDAY
Contemporary Worship........................9:00 am
Sunday School..................................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship............................... 11:00 am

WEDNESDAY
Youth M eeting..................................... 6:00 pm
Adult Handbells.................................. 6:00 pm
Men's Crusaders................ .............. 7:00 pm
Chancel Choir........................................7:30 pm
Nursery i I.il,. 1 i.,I ,
9:00 and 11:00 services
501916-F
PINE GROVE UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
5300 CR 136A, Live Oak
Phone (386) 362-5595
Pastor George Swearengin
SUNDAY


Sunday School.................. .............
Choir Practice.......................................
Traditional Service...............................
Sunday Evening Service.......................
MONDAY
Prayer Service.......................................
WEDNESDAY


..9:30 a.m.
..5:00 p.m.
.11:00 a.m.
..6:00 p.m.

..7:00 p.m.


Youth Group Service..............................................5:00 p.m .
Praise Team Rehearsal ...........................................6:00 p.m .
B ible Study .............................................................7:00 p.m .
"Enter to Worship.... Depart to Service"
501119-F

WELLBORN UNITED METHODIST
12005 CR 137
963-2154 C 963-3071
Pastor James Messer
Music: Geiger Family
SUNDAY
Sunday School.......................................10:00 am
W orship Service ....................................11:00 am
Evening Service...................................... 6:00 pm
@ Huntsville UMC, Lake Jeffery Road
Youth M eeting.........................................3:00 pm
TUESDAY
Prayer Intercession at the Alter
7:00 am, Noon and at 7:00 pm
Church is opened all day, Everyone is welcome
McLeran Memorial Public Library
Tuesday 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 1:00 pm
WEDNESDAY
B ible Study .............................................7:00 pm
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SDon't Expect a Reward


Virtue requires doing the right
thing with no expectation of
reward, and still doing it
happily, but without becoming
too proud of our good deeds.
When we are raising our
children, we often use
punishment and reward to
shape their behavior. But as
they grow older, we want them
to understand that some
things are inherently good (or bad) and must be done (or avoided)
regardless of whether one is rewarded (or punished) for doing them.
If punishment and reward are overemphasized, we run the risk of
raising children who are only good when they are being supervised.
Likewise, we don't want to be adults who are overly concerned with
reward. The idea that we will be rewarded in heaven for our good
deeds is often comforting when we are being punished for them here
on earth. But, if that is the only reason we are doing good deeds, to
be rewarded for them, then surely we've tainted the pure effect of
those good deeds.Virtue is indeed its own reward, and we shouldn't
expect to be paid handsomely for doing what is right. We should do
the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.


He who does good is of God; he who does evil has
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RELIGION


What a great time


to make memories


By now you are
probably getting
ready for (or at least
thinking about)
some sort of Christ-
mas celebration. I
can't help wonder-
ing what you have
in mind. Of all the
things we enjoy
most about the holi-
days, the extra time
spent with family
and friends proba-
bly tops the list.


What a great time
to make memories! I guess
we all get that picture per-
fect, holiday in mind from
those Norman Rockwell
paintings and the holiday
commercials that promise
us the "most wonderful
time of the year". Trouble
is, rarely does the real
world live up to those
promises. Perhaps you are
spending Christmas without
a loved one this year be-
cause of death or divorce,
or maybe just too many
miles between you. Possi-
bly unresolved conflict or
just conflicting schedules
have left you feeling left
out and things haven't turn
out like you hoped. Mary
and Joseph knew a little bit
about that:
"So Joseph also went up
from the town of Nazareth
in Galilee to Judea, to
Bethlehem the town of
David because he belonged
to the house and line of
David. He went there to
register with Mary, who
was pledged to be married
to him and was expecting a
child. While they were
there, the time came for the
baby to be bom, and she
gave birth to her first-born,
a son. She wrapped him in
cloths and placed him in a
manger, because there was
no room for them in the
inn." Luke 2:4-7
Can you even imagine?
When the first real labor
pain came, Mary had to be
iliinkii.-.. "This is not how
it was supposed to be!"
Giving birth to your first-
born is a big enough deal,
but giving birth to God's
Son? Surely Mary didn't
see the stable and manger
when she pictured her due
date. Those pretty Nativity
scenes we set up each year
are wonderful decorations,
but the real deal was dirty
and it smelled like animals.
Not exactly the place for a
newborn. Only because
Mary had a heart of thanks-
giving and was obedient to
God's plan ("I am the
Lord's servant, may it be to
me as you have said. Luke
1:38) was she able to make
those sacrifices with such
grace. Instead of a soft,
clean bed, she gave birth on
the floor of a stable. In-
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other women
tending to her,
she was alone
with Joseph, who
was no doubt as
overwhelmed as
she was. Instead
of a cradle to lay
her son, she
placed him in a
feed trough;
nope, not at all
what she had in
mind.
As you think


about this, and
the rest of the story, consid-
er the fact that if Mary and
Joseph had been anywhere
else, those shepherds,
whom God chose to be the
first witnesses of the birth
of his Son, would have
missed it. Shepherds were
not exactly high on the so-
cial ladder, but who better
to understand the amazing
truth that God had just pro-
vided the perfect "Lamb"
that would one day be the
sacrifice to take away the
sins of the world? Don't
miss that fact that while the
shepherds were not whom
Mary and Joseph were ex-
pecting, they were invited
by a host of God's angels.
Could it be that when we
feel like there is no room
for us anywhere, it is be-
cause God has made room
for us somewhere else, or
that He is making room for
someone else to be with us?
Try this perspective when
dealing with holiday plans
for your family. If someone
can't be there, look around
and see who that makes
room for. Perhaps a single
adult or someone without
any nearby family. If too
many miles or your sched-
ule cause you to miss fami-
ly celebrations, look around
to see where God is making
room for you. Celebration
is ultimately up to us, and
the attitude we choose to
take. Our plans may not
work out exactly like we
hoped, but it could be that
God has something extra
special in mind this year.
Believe it, because your
heart matters.

Blessings,
Angie

We would love to hear
about your most memo-
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and what made it special.
Email Angie at
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A Christmas that lives


beyond time and space


By Derek Maul


There's a lot to like If
about two consecutive '
rainy cool days in West
Central Florida. I -
One of course is the
constant hum of the tea
kettle on the boil.
Weather like this lends itself to
British style hot tea and what's left
of Thanksgiving's date-nut bread.
The constant background,
though, has been the weaving of
a devotional tapestry via pretty-
much every seasonal music CD we
own.
I enjoy watching my wife, Re-
bekah, move through the house with
creative purpose, slowly assembling
an Advent ambiance that is unique
every year. It's an art form, a kind
of festive feng-shui.
Yesterday evening, rounding the
comer with two cups of steaming
tea in hand, I saw her tinkering with
the tree, adjusting something that
spoke subtly of Advent hope, a pri-
vate smile lighting the edges of her


* mouth.
"What are you enjoying so
much," I asked. I think I al-
ready knew, but magic spo-
ken aloud is that much more
compelling.
"Just a memory," she said.
But it was more than a
memory, it was a moment;
this moment, this slice of our life
together, lived out in peace and
served up with hot tea, experienced
in a home that we have crafted to-
gether out of faithful lives and years
of raising children, in the context of
abiding faith and the deep knowl-
edge and experience of grace upon
grace.
We may live in the now; but this
exact time in "chronos" is layered
with meaning and purpose that
make more sense in terms of
"kairos".
When Rebekah paused her hand
resting on a particular object that
called up both memory and promise
what occurred happened both at
8:45 p.m. in the evening of Dec. 4
... and in the context of a timeless


interface with the Kingdom that Je-
sus talked about so much via para-
ble and invitation.
I believe this is the secret to em-
bracing the coming of Jesus in a
fresh way each year. Not a
drummed up emotion leveraged by
ritual or by guilt or by nostalgia...
but an apprehension that we exist -
as human beings in a realm that is
neither limited by time and space
nor by the narrow constructs we im-
pose, rationales necessarily limited
by the parameters of our finite
brains and "verifiable" experiences.
My advice? Be open to the Spirit
of God.

- Peace; Grace; Hope; Love & Joy
- DEREK

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Is Christ in your church?


By David H. Matier
Doctor of Pastoral C.. .. 1;...
dmatier@windstream.net

In Revelation (notice there is no "s" on the end of
that word) the Apostle John writes as he was com-
manded of the Holy Spirit about the seven churches.
During his life time these churches were seven literal
churches but they also represent seven ages of the
church; seven periods that the church would go
through. And I submit to you that today the church is
in the last age, or the age of the seventh church, the
Laodicean Church (Revelation 3:14-22)
In Revelation 1:19 God gives you the outline of the
Book of Revelation: "Write the things which thou hast
seen, and the things which are, and the things which
shall be hereafter;" The seven churches fall under
"which are." Beginning in Revelation chapter 4 you
have the things "which shall be hereafter." That is
why when someone asks you, "Do you think we are
living during the time of the seventh seal?" or some-
thing pertaining to something after chapter 4 in Reve-
lation you know they are not adhering to sound doc-
trine because they are not following the outline that
the book gave of itself in itself. What better outline
could you use?
Too often students of the Word jump over the study
of these churches. William R. Newell, in his book
Revelation Chapter-By-Chapter has an interesting
statement at the beginning of the second chapter. He
states the portion of the Revelation the messages to
the churches take up and then says, "The true student
of God's word learns to give most attention to what
God most emphasizes. Therefore we beg the reader
not to pass lightly over these seven solemn messages
from the Lord Himself concerning our own days, nor
to be in undue haste to get over into the distinctly
prophetic and more spectacular part of The Revela-
tion, beginning at chapter four." Then he writes,
"Someone truly says, 'There is always a tendency in
the human heart to become occupied with the dispen-
sation in which we are not.'"
First of all God said to the Angel of the church the
messenger or pastor if you please "I know thy works"
(Revelation 3:15). God knows. He knows that the
church is not capable of bringing comfort because it is
neither "cold" nor "hot." You need to pray like the
two blind men the Lord encountered along the way
side. When He asked them what they wanted they
said, "Lord that our eyes may be opened" (Matthew
20:33). In effect, today's church makes Him sick; "I
wilt spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest,
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and blind, and naked: I counseled thee
to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that
thou mayest be clothed and that the shame of they
nakedness do not appear; and anoint eyes with eye
salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I re-
buke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent"
(Revelation 3:16-19). And then in verse 20, the verse
we so often use in evangelism the Bible says, "Be-
hold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with me." This verse, in
the context is speaking about the church. It is time that
the church let Jesus in! It is about time for the church
to include Jesus in their services! But the real problem
is most churches aren't even aware of his absence!
The Lord Jesus stands at the door, waiting for you to
repent of pl.r., in; church." Waiting for the church to
say, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." Next time
you go to church claim His promise "For where two
or three are gathered together in my name, there am I
in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). This is a spe-
cific promise to those who come together for a specif-
ic purpose to worship and praise Him! And watch
His Spirit work in your midst as you expect Him to.
Let the children in your church grow up seeing the
real thing. Don't let them be like the young boy, that
when asked to write a letter to God, by his Sunday
School teacher, wrote, "Dear God, We had a good
time at church today. Wish You could have been
there." Oh, that God might work in our midst!

David H. Matier
DPC
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Annual Christmas dinner
Faith in Christ Anglican Church and the Christian
Mission in Action will be sponsoring the free annual
Christmas dinner this year.
The dinner will be a traditional Christmas dinner
with all the fixings. We will have turkey, ham, beans,
sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry sauce and desserts.
There will be singing, gifts and a gospel message.
We will also have a prayer team circulating for indi-
vidual prayer needs.
The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on Dec. 19 at the Suwannee County Coliseum in Live
Oak.
Every one is welcome. The dinner is free to all.

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Behold, the Christmas Grinch cometh


By Rev. James L. Snyder

I never have to look at the calendar to
know when the Christmas holiday sea-
son is approaching. As soon as I lay
down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the
battle drums begin to roll. Somebody,
who apparently does not have much of a
life, takes a pot shot at the Christmas
holiday. You would think, from some of
their comments, the Christmas holiday
was the greatest conspiracy in all of hu-
man history.
According to these protesters, the very
word "Christmas," offends them to no
degree. They forbid people to say cheer-
fully, "Merry Christmas," as if those
words in and of themselves would create
the repair of damage to the person hear-
ing them.
To placate these value-challenged pa-
trons, some businesses have chosen not
to put the word "Christmas," anywhere
near their business, replacing that offen-
sive word with the words, "Happy Holi-
days." Even employees are prohibited
wishing customers a Merry Christmas
but rather a "Happy Holiday." This, ac-
cording to the all-wise Christmas
Grinch, is more acceptable than simply
saying, "Merry Christmas."
Of course, anybody who is as smart as
a fifth-grader knows that the word "holi-
day," according to Webster's dictionary,
means, "A religious feast day; a holy
day." So instead of saying "Merry
Christmas," they want us to say, "Have
a happy holy fest day," which seems


more religious to me.
I am thinking of starting a grassroots
movement of people who are offended
by people who are offended by the word
"Christmas." The only problem with
this, I would have a hard time finding
people as nasty, venomous and as grey-
matter-challenged as those offended by
the word "Christmas." Generally speak-
ing, people who believe in Christmas
and the Christmas spirit are a rather
good, loving and generous people.
Part of our agenda would go some-
thing like this. People offended by the
word "Christmas" and by celebrating the
Christmas season should not be allowed
to take Christmas day off with pay. I do
not hear any of these people complain-
ing that they have Christmas day off
with pay. If they really were offended by
the Christmas season they would refuse
taking any time off and getting paid for
it.
Along with this, all those objecting to
Christmas would not be eligible for any
kind of Christmas gift or Christmas
bonus. All of these "offensive goodies,"
would go to those who love and appreci-
ate the Christmas season.
All government offices would be
opened on Christmas day and staffed by
all those people who find the Christmas
season so very offensive. Why isn't the
post office open on Christmas day?
Moreover, why don't I get my Christmas
Cards delivered to me on Christmas
day?
To further our agenda, all those of-


fended by Christmas should not be per-
mitted to shop at Christmas time to pur-
chase "Christmas gifts." Nor should they
accept any Christmas gifts. If they are
really honestly offended by the Christ-
mas season this should be anathema to
them.
Any businessperson with a store
should not have a Christmas sale. If they
are really offended by Christmas, why
do they insist on benefiting from those
who delight in Christmas?
And while I am on the subject, why
are all of these people who want to take
God out of government, our school sys-
tem and businesses still greedily accept-
ing American dollars that has clearly
printed on it, "In God we trust." If they
were really true to their beliefs, they
would never touch another American
dollar in their life.
This would be another part of our
grassroots agenda. Those desiring to
take God out of all of these things, if
they are honest people, should surrender
all their money to people who believe in
God. After all, if you do not believe in
God, why accept money that boasts in
believing God?
Throughout the rest of the year, prayer
in school offends these Grinches. This
has always "wondered me." They do not
believe in Christmas or God and yet
when either is mentioned they go into a
convulsive seizure as though their very
life is being threatened.
If I did not believe in something as
radically as these people say they do not


believe in God or Christmas it would
not threaten me. I might smile at people
who believed in it, but it sure would not
bother me and I would not be upset to
the point where I would forbid others
celebrating it. After all, I do not believe
in Halloween, but I have not started a
movement to ban it from our country. I
think it rather silly for people to get all
dressed up in scary costumes, pretending
to be something they are not and beg-
ging for candy. As of today, I have not
started a movement to ban them from
running for political office.
I allow those who do not believe in
Christmas or in God to celebrate their
holidays: Halloween and April 1. Just let
me celebrate my holidays.
I celebrate Christmas because of what
the Bible says. "But when the fullness
of the time was come, God sent forth his
Son, made of a woman, made under the
law, To redeem them that were under the
law, that we might receive the adoption
of sons. And because ye are sons, God
hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into
your hearts, crying, Abba, Father"
(Galatians 4:4-6 KJV).
Christmas means that God provided
redemption for all humanity. Jesus is the
reason for the season.
The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of
the Family of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Silver Sp i:"..
Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-
mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church
Web site is www.whatafellowship.com.


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JV 'Dogs beat Santa Fe, Madison


Submitted
The Suwannee High
School JV basketball team
defeated district rival San-
ta Fe Dec. 4, 75-63.
After coming down from
a victory over Lake City
the previous night, the
boys were lethargic as they
began the game. The score
at the end of the first quar-
ter was only 11-8 in favor
of the 'Dogs. However, the
team rallied in the second
quarter with a scoring run
led by Marcus Lane.
Lane ended the night with
17 points, three steals and
four rebounds. Guard Jim-
mie Taylor also came
alive to end the first half
with three, three-point
shots in a row. Taylor also
passed for five first-half
assists to four different
players. He ended the
night with 21 points, two
steals, 11 rebounds and a
shot block.
Second-half scoring was
led from the inside by
Tony Frierson and Lane
with a combination of
three-point shots and steals
which led to layups. Santa
Fe didn't give up easily
and came back in the
fourth at the hands of a


sharp three-point sniper to
narrow the margin to sev-
eral points. But the team
rallied with just over two
minutes left on the clock
and held on to end the
game. Frierson had 10
points, six rebounds, one
shot block and one assist.
Other notable rebounders
were Alex Robinson (6)
and AJ Robinson (5). Je-
remiah Ross totaled three
steals from the top of the
key, and Dontavius
Hampton also scored sev-
en points.
The next night, the JV
'Dogs did their part in an
exciting SHS four-game
sweep of Madison. The fi-
nal score was 72-47.
The JV game can only
be summarized in one
word: Teamwork. The
'Dogs would end the first
quarter with a lead of 24-
18. Guard AJ Robinson
showed special pizzazz as
he passed for four assists,
had one steal, four re-
bounds and four points.
The powerful trio of Tay-
lor, Frierson and Alex
Robinson combined for 23
rebounds.
The second half was
played primarily by an en-


ergetic and exciting bench
that showed promising
depth, including play from
Jeremiah Ross, Don-
tavius Hampton and
Austin Miller. Ross had
12 points, two steals and
one assist. Hampton had
10 points, three steals and
one assist and Miller had
eight points, four rebounds
and one assist, while
shooting 67 percent from
the field and 100 percent
from the free throw line.
On a humorous note,
players and fans alike
learned that there is a tech-
nical foul violation equiva-
lent of football's "exces-
sive celebration," as two
excited young players
were called for a midair
body-bump after a pass-
score combination.
Additional player stats
include (Pts, Rbs, Ast, Stl);
Taylor: 13-12-2-0. Lane:
7-5-1-2. Frierson 8-6-0-1.
Alex Robinson 5-5-1-2
and Williams 5-3-0-0.
Come out and support
the JV 'Dogs. They take
on Baker County tonight,
Jasper tomorrow and Bran-
ford Tuesday. All games
are scheduled at the SHS
gym.


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roundabout. Info: 386-362-2483.
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meet-
ing
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meet-
ing; 5:30 p.m.; first Saturday; SRRC Are-
na in Branford; and 5:30 p.m., second Sat-
urday; Suwannee County Coliseum Are-
na, Live Oak.
"Coming to terms with your divorce"
First Baptist Church of Live Oak, Howard
Street; nine-week course, "Coming to
Terms with Your Divorce." Info: 386-362-
1583.
Broken Lance Native American
Church


On the Jesus Path. The church "for all
people," is located at the comer of Hwy
129 South and 102nd Terrace in Live Oak,
about one and three quarter miles South
past Publix. The physical address is
11716-A. Sunday services: 11 a.m., morn-
ing worship service (mainstream doctri-
nally, bring your musical instrument and
sit in). Tuesday, 7 p.m., craft night. Info:
386-364-5998 or 386-364-6547.
Services at noon on Wednesdays at
Ebenezer AME Church
Ebenezer AME Church, comer Houston
Avenue and Parshley Street; worship ser-
vices at noon each Wednesday for one
hour; lunch served by church staff; The
Rev. Charles E. Graham, pastor.


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Bald eagles respond to help


By Wendy B. Dial
FWC

Stretch your arms straight out for an
instant idea of the bald eagle's wingspan.
Then add a couple of feet.
The U.S. Congress was impressed
enough by the large, fiercely majestic-
looking bird of prey to make it the national
emblem in 1782. More than two centuries
later, the eagle still is the symbol of U.S.
government, freedom and democracy.
It is also the symbol of one of America's
best environmental success stories. Due
to outstanding conservation measures,
the federal government removed the bald
eagle from its endangered species list in
2007. Florida took the bird off its imper-
iled species list the following year.
"Just because it has been delisted does
not mean that it's no longer protected,"
said Ulgonda Kirkpatrick, eagle plan co-
ordinator for the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC).
"No; you can't take down the tree with
the bald eagle nest in it. Bald eagles are
certainly still protected."
You might think a strong, high-flying
bird with fearsome talons, a sharp beak
and even sharper vision could fend for it-
self. "Haliaeetus leucocephalus" can see
for a mile and a half. The second-largest
North American bird of prey isn't a fussy
eater, either. It scavenges for fish carcass-
es and carrion of other animals, swipes
food from other animals and hunts live
prey when needed.
The problem; the fix
Nevertheless, it was no match for habitat
loss; being shot, trapped or poisoned; and
the ravages of the pesticide DDT on the
birds' eggshells. What mankind wrought,
mankind had to fix. In 1972, the U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency banned
DDT. Congress passed the Endangered
Species Act in 1973 and added the bald
eagle to its protective umbrella in 1978.


These changes made a difference.
Florida's population of bald eagle nest-
ing territories went from 200 in the
1970s to 1,340 in 2009.
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
says Florida is showing the rest of the
nation how to protect and manage the
species by leaps and bounds," Kirk-
patrick said. The state has more bald
eagles than any state other than Alaska
and Minnesota.
Even when the numbers were low,
Florida was better off than other states
because of its aquatic habitats and rich
supply of fish eagles' favorite food.
An FWC scientist coordinated a project
to help Georgia, Alabama and Oklaho-
ma jumpstart their eagle populations a


quarter-century ago. Scientists gathered
18 bald eagle eggs and rushed them to
Oklahoma to hatch. The hatchlings
were fed by eagle puppets, so the chicks
wouldn't imprint with humans. When
the birds were strong enough, scientists
took them to roosts in the three states.
Parents are daredevils
The courtship ritual looks like war-
fare. Bald eagles are daredevils. They
literally fall head-over-heels for each
other. They "fly to great altitude, lock
talons, and tumble/cartwheel back to-
ward earth," breaking off at the last


minute to avoid crashing, according to
"The Birds of North America Online."
They're basically monogamous for
life and good parents. Eagles walk
carefully around the nest with clenched
feet, apparently to prevent their talons
from piercing the one to three eggs in
a typical clutch. Breeding adults may
be very territorial, but bald eagles are
social at their communal roosts, chat-
tering away the hours.
One quirk belies the eagle's mighty
image. The big bird sometimes has
a weak voice. "The Birds of North
America" describes it as a rapid chok-
ing sound: "Ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ker."
Recognition
This nation's emblem is actually a
bald eagle that is 5 or more years old.
Young eagles start out completely dark
brown and gradually become the eas-
ily recognizable dark brown bird with
white head, neck and tail. In between,
juvenile birds are a mottled brown and
white.
Before leaving home, fledglings prac-
tice flying from one side of the nest rim
to the other, then to nearby branches.
Half of the first "flights" are unsuccess-
ful, according to "The Birds of North
America." Those that fall to earth may
have to stay there a week or so to regain
strength. In the meantime, if the par-
ents can get to the young eagle, they'll
feed it while it is on the ground.
Once on wing, juveniles in Florida
tend to disperse north.
The bald eagle flies by slow, deep
wingbeats. It holds its wide wings at a
right angle to its body on a flat plane.
Its golden eyes watch intently over the
wild landscapes of America.
Scientists, government agencies and
citizens are watching the bald eagle too,
this time to protect it. To learn more, go
to MyFWC.com/Wildlife.


Keep your distance


Despite being removed
from Florida's imperiled spe-
cies list, the bald eagle can't
be disturbed or harmed ex-
cept under conditions speci-
fied by federal and state
permits. Management plans,
such as Florida's, and the sci-
ence of population surveys
also ensure future chapters
of the eagle's bittersweet suc-
cess story have a happy mes-
sage.
To think: In the first half
of the 20th century, humans
placed bounties on eagles.
Now, those who illegally kill
or endanger a bald eagle have
to pay fines of up to $200,000
under the federal Bald and
Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Laws even prohibit possess-
ing the bird's feathers with-
out a permit.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) adopted its
new Bald Eagle Management
Plan in 2008. It outlines strat-
egies to maintain the Florida
population of bald eagles at
or above current levels "in
perpetuity." This plan close-
ly follows the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service's national
guidelines.


Get involved
U If you suspect
potential wild-
life law viola-
tions, call the
FWC's toll-free
Wildlife Alert
hotline: 888-
404-3922.


Part of
the FWC's
management
plan for ea-
gles involves
making sure
people and
development
keep their dis-
tance. Nests
are protected
by state rule and federal
laws. Under state rule, an
FWC eagle permit is not
needed for any activity oc-
curring outside the recom-
mended 660-foot buffer
zone. The FWC prohibits all
activity within 330 feet of a
nest during nesting season
or when eagles are using a
nest.
If the FWC management
plan guidelines cannot be
followed, the agency recom-
mends obtaining a permit,
whether for disturbance,
nest-removal or scientific
collecting. The FWC offers
technical assistance for proj-
ects requiring a permit and
ample information about
its Bald Eagle Management
Plan online at MyFWC.
com/Eagle.
"The new guidelines re-
flect optimism in mankind'"
said Ulgonda Kirkpatrick,
bald eagle coordinator for
the FWC.
"Luckily, people are re-
spectful of the eagle and
of regulations protecting it.
Being such an important
symbol, it evokes a lot of
emotion."


0 If you find
nest, make sure
it is an undocu-
mented one by
using the eagle
nest locator on
the FWC web- The fish in this eagle's talons
site, and follow is supper.
the directions
to report a new
nest. Still unsure? E-mail baldeagle@MyFWC.com
with the name of the county the nest is in, the
global positioning system (GPS) location or near-
est address, direction and distance to the nest
and your complete contact information.
* Volunteer with Audubon of Florida's Eagle
Watch. Spend 20-40 minutes a month document-
ing eagle activity. Visit fl.audubon.org/whocen-
tersCBOP for more information.


Scientists skim treetops to study nests


A plane flies over an occupied
bald eagle nest during the FWC's
annual nesting-territory survey.

"Love and marriage ... go to-
gether like a horse and carriage.
... You can't have one without the
other." These lyrics to an old Frank
Sinatra song apply to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) bald eagle
nest survey and management plan.
One exists for the other.
For three decades, FWC bi-
ologists working for the agency's
Fish and Wildlife Research In-


stitute have climbed into a small
plane from late fall to early spring
to count the number of bald eagle
nesting territories, each one made
up of an active nest and surround-
ing habitat. A bald eagle's territory
often includes unused nests.
Janell Brush, an avian research
biologist with the FWRI, coordi-
nates this annual count.
"We used to go nest-to-nest
throughout the entire state, but now
that we have more than 2,000 po-
tential nesting territories, we'd be
sacrificing solid information on
productivity to continue doing that,"
Brush said.
Statisticians recommended the
FWC survey a third of the state
each year. With the new system, re-
tired FWC biologists Steve Nesbitt
and John White have time to make
two to five passes over each active
nest to record everything from the
presence of adult eagles to the num-
ber of eggs in a clutch, incubating
behavior and the number of chicks.


Pilots ferrying Nesbitt and White
skim the treetops so the biologists
can observe what goes on in the gi-
ant nests. One U.S. nest reportedly
weighed thousands of pounds. An-
other nest, in St. Petersburg, mea-
sured 9.5 feet in diameter and was
20 feet tall, according to "The Birds
of North America Online."
The FWC's 2009 survey found
1,340 nesting territories. The 2008
survey reported 1,280. Nests pro-
duced 1,796, young compared to
1,495 the previous year. Florida's
eagle population totals 3,565 adults
and 5,360 with nestlings included
"The immediate impact of the
survey is that if a nest is active, then
we apply the Bald Eagle Manage-
ment Plan guidelines about buffer
zones and permitting to that nest,"
Brush said.
"Many territories discovered
when we started conducting surveys
are still active today'," Brush said.
Longevity in a territory is a sign of
good habitat.


The survey shows that bald
eagles' favorite tree for nesting
is a dominant live pine. Know-
ing such details about working
habitats helps scientists ensure
the bald eagle's continued re- Retired FWC biologist John White records
cover. data from a nesting-territory survey.

Be an eagle-eyed observer
Think about all the places you have seen the bald eagle symbol.
See how many you can find.
1. What denomination of paper money bears the symbol of the
bald eagle?
2. What common American coin has the bald eagle on it?
3. How are eagles connected with flags?
4. What National Football League team has a bald eagle insignia?
5. What large fleet of vehicles bears an eagle symbol?
6. Name government agencies that use the eagle symbol.
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Mayo company will have a role in


'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'


By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.lIivingston@gaflnews.com

Mayo Truss will donate the trusses
for an "Extreme Makeover: Home Edi-
tion" build in Gainesville this week.
Company employees will donate their
labor.
College sweethearts Tobin and Jill
Wagstaff started their own non-profit
music school to provide an arts educa-
tion that would be available for every-
one, including those with financial lim-


stations or disabilities. After dedicating
all their time and resources to the
school, little is left for the vast and nec-
essary repairs needed to their home, ac-
cording to a press release. This week,
Extreme Makeover team leader Ty Pen-
nington and the design team, along
with others in the Gainesville commu-
nity will rebuild the home that is "liter-
ally crumbling around them," accord-
ing to the press release.
The Wagstaffs started Studio Percus-
sion, Inc. in 2002 as a non-profit music


school and arts center. Specializing in
the use of drums and percussion, The
Wagstaff's use music to encourage and
inspire students towards community
involvement and leadership develop-
ment.
Fred and Wayne Hamlin, owners of
Mayo Truss, said they are excited to be
part of a project giving back to a family
that gives so much to their community.
Chad Little, a resident of Mayo and em-
ployee at Mayo Truss, designed the
trusses for the home.


R. J. Murphy is going places


- fast


Submitted

R. J. Murphy, son of Wade
and Renee Murphy of
Jennings, is on his way to an
incredible racing career. R. J.,
who is 9, started racing in
2007, and is stilling racing
strong. He is a six-time points
champion with
accomplishments such as 2007
Winter Points, 2007 Christmas
in Dixie Champion, 2008
Track Champion, and 2008
Winter Points Champion.
Also, R. J. recently claimed the
2009 Dirt and Asphalt Track
championship.
While running a FKA State
Race this year, R. J. broke the
track record for fastest time,
set the pole and won the race!
He has the ambition and
determination to do what it
takes to win. He looks
forward to the future years.
He looks forward to racing
every Saturday night.

Look for R. J. Murphy
and his racing kart in
Friday's Christmas
parade in Jasper.


R. J. and his dad, Wade Murphy. -Courtesy photo


School report a mixed bag for Lafayette


Fewer dropouts,
but also fewer
graduates

By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.Iivingston@gaflnews.com


Lafayette High School
saw a significant improve-
ment in dropout rates this Superin
year compared to last, ac- Tom Las
cording to an annual report
from the Florida Depart-
ment of Education. However, gradua-
tion rates did not reflect as well.
The local dropout rate fell from 2.8
percent in 2007-08 to just 0.7 percent


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shley


this year. The graduation rate
dropped to 79.7 percent in 2008-
09 compared to 92 percent last
year.
"We are usually above average
and this year we remain above
the state average," said Superin-
tendent Tom Lashley. "Dropout
rate is a predictor for the future.
Because we are reducing our
it dropout rate, our graduation rate
should stay strong."
Statewide, graduation rates rose
to 78.6 percent in 2008-09, an in-
crease over last year's 75.4 percent. The
state dropout rate continued to fall to
2.3 percent this year from 2.6 in 2007-
08 after reaching 3.5 percent in 2005-06.


"Our district is focused
ing those who are at risk
out," Lashley continued.
progress monitor testing
trained to work with gua
identify who our trouble
Lashley said the
Lafayette school dis-
trict has many tal-
ented individuals
working hard to pre-
vent drop outs and
give students a
chance at a brighter
future. "I am very
pleased with the
work that is being
done," he said.


I on identify-
for dropping
"We have
and teachers
rdians to
d kids are."


5-year


sentence for


burglaries
Reduced sentence
for Pridgeon; will
testify against
co-defendant
By Stephenie
Livingston
stephenie.livingston
@gaflnews.com

A Dixie County man
was sentenced Monday
in Mayo for his role in a
burglary ring that hit as
many as 100 homes in
Suwannee, Lafayette,
Columbia, Taylor, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy and
Madison counties.
Cody Eugene Prid-
geon, 23, was sentenced
to five years in prison,
fined $5,000 plus court
costs and ordered to pay
nearly $100,000 in resti-
tution.
Pridgeon was arrested
in June along with
Michael Christopher
Hackle, 27; Allen Lynn
Thomson, 36; and
Dwayne Mertz, 38.
It was "in my best in-
terest" to plead guilty,
Pridgeon said during
his hearing Monday at
the Lafayette County
Courthouse. Public De-
fender William W. Blue
said Pridgeon had been
"hooked on drugs" and
asked that he eventually
be given a reduced sen-
tence and allowed to en-
ter a halfway house on
terms that he complete a
drug program.
"He was funding a
drug habit," said Blue.
Judge David Fina said
the decision to enter a
halfway house was up
to the Department of
Corrections.
Pridgeon was given a
reduced sentence partly
on the condition that he
testify against Mertz.
Pridgeon's cooperation
with police throughout
the investigation was
also taken into account,
noted Blue.
A trial for Hackle was
set for next month.


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30th annual

Christmas Parade

is Saturday

This year's theme:
'Jesus! The only way'

By Stephenie Livingston
Experience the reason for the season
at the 30th annual Mayo Christmas Pa-
rade Saturday. This year's theme is "Je-
sus! The only way."
Line up for the parade will begin at 6
p.m. The parade starts at 7 p.m. and
will feature commercial and non-com-
mercial floats as well as Santa Claus.
"Santa will be pulled by a sleigh and
will throw out candy all along the
route," said parade organizer Jim Hol-
lis.
After the parade the park will be full
of booths, food stands and the sounds
of joyful Christmas music. All items
sold must be cleared with the Chamber
of Commerce prior to set up the night
of the event. There will be a charge of
$5 for tables or booths.
There will be karaoke for anyone in-
terested in singing (all songs and music
must be of a Christmas nature) and
Christmas carolers. Any churches inter-
ested in participating by singing carols
are welcomed, said Hollis.
All area churches are also asked to
participate in the program, with singing,
preaching, or by just talking about their
churches. There will be a table set up
on which any and all churches may
place brochures or information. All par-
ticipants must contact the Chamber of
Commerce before placing brochures on
the table.


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at state meet


Submitted

Seven year old Kyla Watson scored the
highest in the all around for Cheek's
Gymnastics in the last competition of the
season for the program. Watson complet-
ed in first place with a 38.0500.
The competition was held in Lakeland
Nov. 21 and 22 for the three, five and six
divisions.
"As a matter of fact, Kyla placed first
on bars, beam and floor with a 9.475,
9.625, and a 9.575 respectively," said
Tom Cheek. "Kyla will definitely go to a
higher level next year."
A gymnast in level two or three (begin-
ning) can compete in a state meet without
any qualifying score, but all level four,
five and six gymnasts must have a 32.000
or better.
"All the gymnasts had a good meet, but
not a great meet," said Chris Cheek.
"Some gymnasts peak at the right time
and obviously Kyla peaked just right,"
said Tom Cheek. "But don't get me
wrong, our gymnasts gave it all they had,
it's just some had a harder time than oth-
ers." "A gymnast goes through an ex-
tremely focused and disciplined attitude
when she competes, the balance beam is
probably the hardest," said Cheek.
The level three gymnasts had a high
scoring meet which consisted of Carson
Frier, 7, SarahBeth Lee, 8 and Stephanie
Lawrence, 10. Frier had her best meet
placing second in vault with an 8.950 and
fourth on balance beam with a 9.050. Lee
hit 36.4000 in the all around for another
personal best, but her 9.575 on vault for a
second place and 9.375 on beam placing
third, thrilling everyone that watch her.


Lawrence hit a third on vault for a 9.375
and 9.050 on beam.
"Our level 3 gymnasts had a fun, out-
standing meet to say the least," Chris
Cheek said. "I can't wait to get these four
gymnasts in the next level to see how
quick they can get the skills for this divi-
sion."
There were three level five gymnasts
competing this year. Stephanie Stewart,
12, had a 9.025 for a second on vault and
a 9.000 on bars for a third place. Grecia
Lagunas, 12, and Emily Gill, 12, had a
fairly good meet for their first year in lev-
el five.
"Grecia is one of our most dedicated
gymnasts," said Tom Cheek. "She's al-
ways at the gym working out hard. We are
looking for good things in the upcoming
years."
Gill has come a long way having a dis-
advantage going to school in Lake City
having to travel everyday to Live Oak just
to get her workout in.
"Emily is a very quiet gymnast, but I
believe this helps her to focus on focus-
ing, which is 25 percent of a routine,"
said Tom Cheek. "Plus, as tall as Emily is
we've got to keep her center of gravity
low for her sake."
All three level fives will stay at their
level so they can work harder to increase
strength and flexibility to better their
scores for next year.
Tessa Ferreira, 12, hit a 35.300 for a
fifth place all around and also placed sec-
ond on vault with a 9.350.
The gym is located on the second floor
of Suwannee Health and Fitness Gym at
405 llth Street. We urge anyone and
everyone to come in and look around.


Stephanie Stewart


Kyla watson


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got to cut that out."
The community showed
their support Saturday, with a
near sell-out.
"I was so pleased and
shocked so many came out to


Vs. Santa Fe stats:
Keith Cherry
Andre Zanders
Josh Randolph
Joey Dukes
J.T. Devore
Quinton Swader


support us," said Perry. "Espe-
cially with the Christmas on
the Square and the parade."
Brandon Soler led the team
in points against Santa Fe with
13.
Sam Cherry led with 18
against Madison.


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Sam Cherry
Keith Cherry
Andre Zanders
Xavier Perry
Quinton Swader
Joey Dukes
Jarvis Jordan


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LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY C1lltlE
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
SPRING 2010
College Level Mathematics
Requires Master's degree in
mathematics or a Master's
degree with 18 graduate credit
hours in mathematics. For
more information or to apply
contact Paula Cifuentes at
386-754-4260 or
cifuentesp @lakecitycc.edu
Medical Billing and
Insurance
Night course. Minimum
education requirement is
Certificate in Medical Billing
and Coding. Prefer AS in
health related field
with emphasis in Medical
Billing and Coding. Qualified
applicants can send resume to
Tracy Hickman at
hickmant@lakecitycc.edu.
Medical Terminology
Online course. Minimum
education requirement is AS
in health related field.
Certification in Billing/Coding
or Transcription with at least 4
years of experience
considered. Qualified
applicants can send resume to
Tracy Hickman at
hickmant@lakecitycc.edu.
Pharmacology for Health
Care Providers
Online course. Minimum
education requirement is AS
in health related field.
Certification in billing/coding or
transcription with at least 4
years of experience
considered. Qualified
applicants can send resume to
Tracy Hickman at
hickmant@ lakecitycc.edu.
Principles of Six Sigma
Must have Master's degree in
industrial engineering,
management, or safety, or
Master's degree with 18
graduate hours in some
combination of the above
fields. Bachelor's degree with
PE or five years experience in
the field will be considered.
For more information contact
Bob Deckon at 386-754-4442
or
deckonr@ lakecitycc.edu.
Esthetics Specialty
Evening classes (Mon-Thurs
5-9). License in area with at
least three years of
experience required. Contact
Carol McLean
at 386-754-4411 or
mcleanc@lakecitycc.edu
or Michelle Jones at
386-754-4264 or
jonesm @ lakecitycc.edu.
Educator Preparation
Institute
Must be able to teach at night
and online. Requires Master's
of Arts in Education. Contact
Pamela Carswell at
386-754-4469 or
carswellp@lakecitycc.edu.
Psychology
Day classes. Must have
Master's degree in psychology
or Master's degree in related
subject area plus 18 graduate
hours in psychology. Contact
Tim Moses at 386-754-4267
or
mosest@ lakecitycc.edu.
Business
Internet based courses in
Records Management,
Introduction to Customer
Service, Keyboarding,
Machine Transcription, and
related courses. Bachelor's
degree in business or related
area required, Master's
degree preferred. Contact
Tim Moses at 386-754-4267
or
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College application and copies
of transcripts required. All
foreign transcripts must be
submitted with a translation
and evaluation. Application
available at
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Park Maintenance Worker I
Suwannee Parks & Recreation
The Suwannee Parks &
Recreation Department is
seeking applicants for the
position of Park Maintenance
Worker I. This regular full -
time position, working under
close supervision; is in a local
parks & recreation system of
over 300 acres at 21 parks
requiring the knowledge, use
and routine maintenance of
mowers, weed eaters,
blowers, edgers, trailers and
other light equipment. This is
a semi skilled manual labor
position that performs in a
variety of adverse and
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to the following: picking up
trash, mowing, weed eating,
edging, blowing, trimming,
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maintenance & repair of
facilities and equipment used.
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in general grounds
maintenance, commercial
lawn maintenance or other
related experience required.
Must possess a valid Florida
Drivers License. Starting
salary is $8.10 / hour.
Retirement, health insurance,
paid holidays, annual & sick
benefits included. Interested
applicants are required to
submit a County application to
the Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine
Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064,
(386)362-6869. Deadline for
application is December 16,
2009 at 4:30 p.m. The
Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is an
equal employment opportunity
employer that does not
discriminate against any
qualified employee or
applicant because of race,
color, national origin, sex,
including pregnancy, age,
disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals
are encouraged to apply. All
applicants subject to pre-
employment physical.
Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of
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retirement account; paid time
off, access to onsite daycare
and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from
9:00am until 4:00pm, or fax
resume/credentials to 386-
658-5160
EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal
background checks required.

Jobs Wanted

DO YOU NEED YOUR HOME
CLEANED or Pressure Washed,
or your yard cleaned up? Done
at a very reasonable rate. Call
Christine or Gary 386-792-1655


Lost & Found

FOUND HAIR BOWS AT
WOMAN CLUB BAZAAR, IN
BRANFORD. 386-935-6893 or
386-935-0119

FOUND READING GLASSES:
Found on Antelope Rd, Branford,
Hatch Bend Area. 386-935-3548

REWARD!! $1,000.00 For the
return of two 2009 KX 250F
Green Dirt Bikes taken from my
home the week of 11/23/209.
Please call 386-364-4942, 386-
916-9034 or 386-249-9896

VEHICLE KEYS FOUND: They
have been turned into Suwannee
Democrat. They were found on
185th Rd.

Auctions
SUWANNEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE AUCTION
There will be a Sheriff's Office auction at
9:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2009.
The auction will be located in the field
across from the Suwannee County Jail at
305 Pine Avenue SW, Live Oak, FL. An
assortment of vehicles will be available
for sale.
For more information, please contact
John Mills at 386-362-2222.
12/4, 9,11

Special Notices

LIVE NATIVITY SCEEN
OUTDOORS: Sat Dec 19th,
shows start @6,7&8 p.m. Free
Refreshments to follow. Dowling
Park Church of God CR 250.
658-3151


Real Estate & Contents
20 Acres +/- with 1990 DWMH
Auction: 9 a.m., Saturday, December 19th, 2009
11381 24th St., Live Oak, FL 32060
Tractor/Truck/Trailer/Tools/Furn/Glassware/Household Goods/Misc.
Directions: Start at US 129 & US 90 LIVE OAK, Continue on US 129N,
turn left on STAGECOACH RD (CR 132), bear right (CR132), continue on CR 132, turn right on 113rd Rd.
& Follow Signs! Or use Auction Location on www.gejohnsonauctioneers.com
1990 3BR/2BA DWMH split plan on
20 acres +/-, well & septic, central
heat & air, worshop/barn, acreage
planted in young pines, close to
Suwannee River for fishing & boating
Auction Preview: Dec. 14th, 4-6 p.m. Shown by appointment only! Call 1-888-999-7653
George Johnson Agent for G.E. Johnson Auctioneers & Real Estate, Inc. George's Cell 386-965-2980
Legal: 20 ACRES S1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 ORB 363p 691 WD YR 90 NOTES RP# 436550 & 51 YR 91
Parcel ID: 11-01S-13E-0460400.0000
Real Estate Terms: 10% Down Day of Sale (Non Refundable) with Balance Due at Closing 30 days or less, 10% BP.
Sold with confirmation of Seller, in As-Is condition. All buyers to rely on their own inspection of property & records.
Personal Property Terms: 10% BP, Cash, Check w/ID, MasterCard/Visa Available (+3% BP)


1-fl-


w-G.E. Johnson Auctioneers.
aul840/ab1337
10350 176th St., McAlpin, FL 32062
1-888-999-SOLD (7663) or 386-330-2719


www.gejohnsonauctioneers.com or email bidlbid2@msn.com
All announcements made by Auctioneer From Auction Block take precedence over all advertisements
Check website for photos! www.gejohnsonauctioneers.com JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST TODAY!
G.E. Johnson Agent for G.E. Johnson Auctioneers & Real Estate, Inc. 566876-F


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Show Pigs For Sale
For information call
Blue Butt Farms
386-623-3305
386-867-2075


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Dear Classified Guys,
I have had my cat, Tabitha, for a long
time. I found her many years ago
from a classified ad when she was a
just a kitten and needed a new home.
Now after being pregnant and having
a son, I find that I am allergic to her.
To be honest I don't know what to do.
Tabitha has been a part of my life for
so long. I know giving her up is the
best thing for my allergy, but I can't
do that to her again. My doctor tells
me that cat dander is the likely cul-
prit for my irritated sinuses. That just
leaves me with more questions than
answers, such as what exactly is cat
dander? Is this the hair she sheds?
If so, I don't mind vacuuming all the
time to keep it clean. I practically do
that already. Can you help _
me on what I can do to 4j
keep from taking out the
dreaded "Free to good
home ad"? And please hurry,
I'm running out of tissues!
Carry: A runny nose does not make
having pets a pleasant experience.
Fortunately, there may be hope for you
and Tabitha since many people with
allergies continue to live with pets.
Cash: Cat dander is not actually the
hair of your cat. Instead, it is the scales


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of dead skin that your pet sheds on an
ongoing basis. It's similar to how
humans shed skin, but pet dander is
much smaller in size and not visible to
the naked eye.
Carry: Due to the microscopic parti-
cle size, pet dander can remain airborne
for several hours before settling into
your carpets or furniture. The result is
that you inhale the dander, which in
turn can irritate your sinuses or cause
an allergic reaction.
Cash: To reduce the amount of dan-
der in your home, vacuum and dust on a
regular basis. Be sure to use a vacuum


that has a HEPA filter to catch the dan-
der. Otherwise, vacuuming will recircu-
late the dander into the air. Also,
consider adding an air purifier where you
and your pet spend most of your time.
Carry: To further help, keep Tabitha
off your bed and other furniture. Her
dander can collect and penetrate those
fabrics quickly. And be sure to place
her litter box in a remote area where it
won't contribute to an allergy problem.
Cash: With these simple steps, you
and Tabitha can still enjoy a long life
together. And hopefully you can stop
buying tissues in bulk!


Achoo!
Most people say, "God bless you" or
"Gesundheit" after someone sneezes.
But where did the tradition start? The
true origin is unknown, but it could
have come from ancient superstitions.
Some believe that sneezing allowed the
soul to escape the body or allowed evil
to enter. In either case, these phrases
were used to thwart the opportunity and
save the soul. "God bless you" began
its use in the 6th century when Pope
Gregory the Great used it during the
bubonic plague epidemic. The German
word "gesundheit", meaning "good
health", was brought to North America
by German-speaking immigrants.
Loving Pet
Despite our allergies, we do love our
pets. An estimated 6 million Americans
have an allergy to cats, yet about 33% of
them have a cat in their home. It seems
people will choose watery eyes over no
pets at all. For most people the allergen
culprit is the protein that is present in the
pet's saliva and dander. This protein or
dander can remain airborne for several
hours. It is also quite sticky and can
remain on clothing, carpets and furniture
for months, even with regular cleaning.
Got a question or funny story? Email us at:
comments@classifiedguys.com.


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Miscellaneous
HOME DAYCARE CDA,
Registered. Infants and up,
fenced outside play area, meals
provided, references. Near Camp
Weed on Hwy 90E. Call 386-
364-7736
SAMSUNG 19" COLOR T-V
EXCELLENT COND. W/
REMOTE MANUAL INCLUDED
$75.00, MAGNOVOX 25INCH
CONSOLE STEREO TV WITH
REMOTE. EXC. COND,
BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINETl
$100.00, SMALL COLOR
PORTABLE TMANUAV OLDER MODEL
PANASONIC BUT WORKS
VERY GOOD. $30.00, APOLLO
PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER
SAVES ON A/C ELECTRIC
BILL. EXC. COND. $35.00,
TRAILER HITCH MADE BYI
HIDDEN HITCH 20022010
FORD ESCAPE, 2005-2010
MERCURY MARINER ANDO
SAVESMAZDA TRIBUTE, NO HOLESCTRIC
BILLEXC. COND. $75.00 CALL 3625.00,
TRAILER HITCH MADE BY










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LAKE CITY
CINNDNITY CIlltEl
HVAC
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to
earn a good income and/or
Start your business? Consider
Heating/AC and Commercial
Refrigeration at Lake City
Community College. Classes
begin January 6, 2010.
Financial aid available. No
high school diploma required.
We have day and night
classes. Register now through
December 16 or January 4-5.
Call (386) 754-4214 for
details.


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LAKE CITY
CIMNMNITY CrLLtil
WELDING
Enjoy working outdoors? Like
to earn a good income?
Consider welding at Lake City
Community College. Classes
begin January 6, 2010.
Financial aid available. No
high school diploma required.
We have day, night and
Saturday class. Register now
through December 16 or
January 4-5. Call (386) 754-
4214 for details.

LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072.
M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Pets for Sale
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, AKC
registered. $400. Call 386-935-
2642.

FirstDay.
YORKIE PUPPY
SMALL MALE AKC
$575
850-584-9882 OR 850-295-1823

Garage/Yard Sales
SIX FAMILY YARD SALE 12/11
& 12 8 TIL 4 Lots of Household
items, books, clothes, shoes,
baby items. 2 miles past Publix
on 129 South. Gray house with
Red Roof.
YARD SALE 12/11 & 12 8AM
Rain or Shine. Many Items. 514
Marymac St. SE


Only 1 Left
70-Q *949.00 110-QL *1099.00 InStock
Available in blue or red 70cc, Available in red or blue, 110cc,
electric start, 4 speed automatic electric start, speed w/reverse


110-QU $1099.00
Available in camo,red and blue, 110cc,
electric start, speed semi automatic
110-QM *1099.00
Available in blue, 110Occ,
electric start, automatic
50-Q $899.00
Available in red, blue, green, yellow,
or pink camo. 50cc, electric start,
automatic. all nrics n lus tax


110-Q2 $1599.00
Available in pink, pink camo, camo,
blue and green, 110cc, electric start,
3 speed w/reverse, dual arm, mono
rear suspension
Children ATV's
starting at *549.00
47cc, 2 stroke, automatic.
AMXICMX Safety Helmets $59.95
Goggles $19.99


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GRADY'S
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. 500 West Howard Street (US 90), Live Oak


YARD SALE: SAT 12/12 7-1
Large Storage Unit on Goldkist
Blvd. Everything to go. Furniture,
Antiques, Glassware,
Appliances, Cookware, Some
Women's Items

Apartments for Rent



PUBLISHER'S
NOTICE
All real estate advertising in
this newspaper is subject to the
Fair Housing Act which makes it
illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, disability,
familial status or national origin,
or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation and
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of
children under 18.
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free 1-800-669-9777.
The toll-free number for the
hearing impaired is 1-800-927-
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BUSINESSES & SERVICES


FOR
RENT|
Rental Assistance
1, 2, 3, & 4 BRHC & Non-
HCAccessibleApartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


LAKE WOOD
APARTMENTS IN
LIVE OAK
Quiet country living
2 bedroom duplex.
Call 362-3110.
501033-F


IRENTI
Rental assistance may be available!
HUD Vouchers Welcomel
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non HC
Accessible Apartments

705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL
386-364-7936 -
TDD/TTY/711
Equal Housing Opportunity


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Residential* Commercial* Agricultural

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Phone: 38-294-1720 Fax: 386-294-1724
232 SE Industrial Park Cir. Mayo, FL




S SU1WANNEE AI',,

HARDWARE & FEED ill)
We carry Central State Brand Feeds for dogs,
horses, goats, rabbits, hogs, chickens, wild game,
birds & fish, as well as all purpose feeds L Sr-
y &Pinesraw Available Let me un your erra
Hay & Pinestraw Available Pharmacy Grocery Vet Hardware
16660 Spring St., White Springs Restaurant* Etc.
386-397-2551 I e *h';ls-lal
Under the new ownership of Call Eugene at
Don & Celeste Wilson Cell: 590-3869 Home: 330-4521




B __ affordable Seamless Gutters
SYE, ST, S "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
Specializing In:
e Seamless Gutters Carl Kirk
WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS Soffit & Fasia 386-776-1835
Gutter GuardCe
PUMP & WELL REPAIRS S Scrn Cell
SCOTT TAYLOR Enclosures and Repair 386-209-2740

TEL. 407-719-3726 Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured
LIVE OAK FLORIDA SERVING NORTH FLORIDA FREE ESTIMATES FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED




SLIVE OAI E-LIMB-INATORS, INC.
M0 Complete Tree Service
MINI A ElLicensed & Insured

5x15 5x20 10x15 10x20 Owners:
Keith & Glenda Hudson
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Keith t rees
9351 220th Street
5x5 5x10 10x10 10x20 o'Brien, FL 32071
Units located on Gold Kist Road Phone 386-935-1993
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626 Fax 386-935-3321



TO PLACE AN AD, CALL 386-362-1734

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AT 2:00 P.M.


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Hard to Handle
My husband loves his bulldog,
Barney, and has had him for years.
Barney may look small, but he's solid
and lifting him can be quite the task
for anyone.
Unfortunately, Barney's getting
older and developed an eye problem
so we took him to the veterinarian.
My husband was a wreck and wor-
ried about what the doctor might say.
With the help of two nurses they
lifted Barney to check him out. After
a few "uh-has" and "ums" from the
doctor, he turned to my husband and
said, "We're going to have to put him
down now."
My husband then panicked, "You
mean we have to put him to sleep?"
"Calm down," the doctor replied.
"I just meant 'set him down'. He's
very heavy!"
(Thanks to Patricia P.)


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Houses for Rent

1102 PINE AVE. 4Bd/2Ba CHA,
in Live Oak close to schools &
shopping. $750/mo, $500
Deposit 352-493-3487 or 386-
963-2032

BRICK HOUSE 3BD/2BA Close
to Town. $700 mo, 1st last &
Security. Call 386-362-6556

FirstDay.
HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba Country
Home; CR 252. $400 mo 386-
590-3926

FirstDay.
TWO HOUSES 1-2Bd/1Ba
ALSO 1-CHARMING 1 BIG
Bd/1 Ba. Lots of closets 1 mile
from Live Oak. NO PETS
$600/mo, 1st, Last & $300 Dep.
Includes Water /Sewerage/ Lawn
Maint. 386-362-3002.

Mobile Homes for Rent

FirstDay.
SINGLEWIDE MOBILE
HOMES-3 available in Live Oak,
FL. 3BD/2BA. Now accepting
section 8. 1st mo rent & last to
move in. No Pets Call 386-330-
0126

FirstDay.
HORSES, COWS, GOATS?
Over 3 acres near the
Suwannee River in Mayo, Fl.
Doublewide mobile home, 3
BR, 2 BA, completely
renovated! New floorings!
$650/month, 1st, last, $1,000
deposit.
Contact 386-935-2256


FirstDay.
DWMH 3Bd/2Ba, New Carpet &
Paint, kids/pets/horses all
possible. Live Oak, Nobles Ferry
/Stagecoach Rd. area. Available
now. $650/mo 1st, last, security.
386-842-2006


DWMH 3Bd/2Ba in the country,
6 miles from Live Oak off 129
S. 4 Acrer, No Pets, Non-Smoker
$675/mo $1000 Deposit. 407-
709-0355


Office Space for Rent
SPACE FOR LEASE IN LAKE
CITY
Marion Cr. 1118-2236sf @ $13/sf
Campbell St. 1260sf @ $14/sf
Warehse space 1247sf $750/mo
www.ScottDStewart.com
386-867-3498 Westfield Realty
Grp
Homes for Sale
RECENTLY FORECLOSED:
Special Financing Available, Any
Credit, Any Income 2BD, 1BTH,
672SqFt, located at, 24432 69th
Rd., O'brien, $84,900. Visit
www.roselandco.com/8BP,
Drive by then call (866) 249-0680.
Mobile Homes for Sale

FirstDay.
"REPO MAN" Just received (5)
Bank Repo Mobile Homes. SW &
DW, Call Mr Mott for list.
(386)752-1452
NEW 5Bd/2Ba DWMH $54,319.
You pick all colors, Call Rick
(386)752-8196
2010 4Bd/2Ba DWMH $39,995.
Includes delivery, set-up, CHA,
Skirting & Steps within 60 miles
of Lake City, FL Call Rick
(386)752-8196
OWNER FINANCE MAYO
AREA: 3Bd/2Ba on 2.5 Acres,
Private River Access. Workshop.
Small down $675 mo. 386-590-
0642 or 386-867-1833


DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME, 1998 model, 4 acres, 3
bedrooms, 2 full baths. New
carpet! Only one owner!
$90,000. Call Billie Vincent 386-
688-0470.

Lots

FOR SALE BY OWNER
W/FINANCEING. 4 Acres on
202nd St in O'Brien. Co
maintained Road, Lots of nice
trees. $19,000 386-935-2301

Acreage

PRICE REDUCED
Lafayette County
10ac, Hwy 51 N. of Mayo,
near river, $64,900
1 ac RV/Mobile home lots,
Branford area, $15,000
Suwannee County
5 ac, Park like,
near airport, $49,900
Easy Financing
1-941-778/7980or7565
www.landcallnow.com


Motorcycles

FirstDay.
YAMAHA RAPTURE 700-2007-
4 WHEELER Low hours, new
tires, good condition, Gold Card
Service $5000
2006-HONDA DIRT BIKE 230.
Low Hours, Good Condition.
$2500 386-590-2086


Horses
THOROUGH B STALLION,
BUILD & BUY MARE AN 00OO and up

YOUR CLASSIFIED AD Electronic
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Machinery/Heavy
Equipment
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PACK-N-PLAY, infants, navy,
khaki and green, excellent
condition, $50 00 call 229-896-
4440
SKIRTING FOR TRAILER, brand
new, excellent condition, $50 Call
229-247-8887
SLEEPER SOFA exc cond, $125
Kenmore Sewing machine, $50
Doll display case, 8ft, glass doors,
$50 229-560-9296
UTILITY TRAILER 5X12, $800
Heavy duty pressure washer,
$600 Trolling motor, $100 Call
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Cars for Sale


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2001 Nissan Altima $350!
2000 Acura Integra $500!
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Financial Services


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Celebrate the meaning of the
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adolescent hope, help and a
loving home. For information
contact Florida MENTOR at
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RV's/Mobile Homes

PUBLIC AUCTION 150+
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Suwannee Legals

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold a Special Meeting,
December 15, 2009 in the Regency
Room of the Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida.
Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T
The meeting will be open to the public.
12/4, 11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000193
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIE FORD SR, A/K/A
WILLIE FORD, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
AUDREY D. BENTLEY
Last Address unknown
Attempted At: 3709 Alpine Dr.,
Lansing, MI 48011 2675
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
HELEN C. BENTLEY
Last Known Address:
15775 128th Place,
Live Oak, FL 32064
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
PARCEL 20-2
PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 13 AND PART OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 12
EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: FOR POINT OF
REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 24, THENCE RUN SOUTH
00"59'07" EAST ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, A
DISTANCE OF 666.47 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89'02'37" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 1465.94 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00'54'50" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 800.42 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89'05'37" EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 332.84 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
00'54'50" EAST, A DISTANCE OF
800.42 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
89'02'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
332.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 6.12 ACRES MORE OR
LESS.
The improvements thereon bear the
municipal number 15775 128th Place,
Live Oak, Florida 32064.
Being the same property acquired by
Helen C. Bentley by virtue of that
certain Warranty Deed (Parcels 20-2
and 20-3), dated 12-21-87, from Dove
Meadows, Inc., which is recorded in
OR 335 Page 93 on 2-22-88. Thereafter,
Helen C. Bentley sold off a portion of
the property (Parcel 20-3) by Warranty
Deed, dated 12-22-87, to Rona H.
Ayteli, which is recorded in OR 335
Page 486 on 2-28-88. Thereafter, Helen
C. Bentley conveyed the entire parent
parcel by Warranty Deed (Parcels 20-2
and 20-3), dated 3-10-00, to Audrey D.
Bentley which is recorded in OR 792
Page 170 on 3-10-00. This deed states
that Helen C. Bentley conveyed both
Parcels 20-2 and 20-3 to Audrey D.
Bentley, however, Helen C. Bentley
sold off Parcel 20-3 in the prior deed.
A Corrective Warranty Deed, dated 8-
24-00, was executed to correct the
above deed in which only Parcel 20-2
was actually being conveyed, and
states that the grantor reserves a life
estate, which is recorded in OR 818
Page 364 on 8-24-00.
Has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any to it, on Marshall C.
Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th Street,
Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 on
or before January 18, 2010, a Date which
is within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the ) Please
publish in SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT)
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 200 S.
Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 or
Telephone Voice/TDD (386) 362-0551
prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 3rd day of December, 2009.
SEAL
Barry A. Baker
As Clerk of the Court


09-34598
12/11, 18


By: Sharon Hale
As Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2008-CA-000375
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL


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ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF
NEWYORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP
2006RZ3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SANDIP BAROT A/K/A SANDIP B.
BAROT, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2008-CA-
000375 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK MELLON TRUST
COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RZ3, is the
Plaintiff and SANDIP BAROT A/K/A
SANDIP B. BAROT; RICKEY J.
DONOVAN; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF
THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th
day of January, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 1, IN BLOCK C, OF GOFF'S
SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF LIVE
OAK, FLORIDA;
AND
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 1, IN BLOCK C, OF
GOFF'S SUBDIVISION, AND RUNNING
NORTH TO THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE
EASTWARD, ALONG THE SOUTH
SIDE OF HELVENSTON AVENUE, 52
FEET; THENCE SOUTHWARD TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; IN THE EAST
HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST, SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 600
HELVENSTON STREET, LIVE OAK, FL
32064
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 30, 2009.
Barry A. Baker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08110317 GMAC-CONV-
12/11, 18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Auction to be held at:
Duncan Tire & Auto
970 Hamilton Ave., NE
Live Oak, Fl 32064
386-362-4743
Auction Date & Time:
December 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm
The following vehicle will be auctioned for
unpaid storage and towing charges:
1997 Ford 1FTCR10A8VTA26417
1993 Honda JHMEG8651PS000847
1989 Mercedes WDBEA90D9KF101918
12/4, 11


PUBLIC NOTICE
This is to inform you that Suwannee
County will hold a pre-bid conference
and walk-thru for the weatherization work
of twelve (12) single-family dwellings in
the Suwannee County Weatherization
program.
This meeting will be held Thursday,
December 10, 2009, the first six (6)
beginning at 8:00 am and the second six
(6) beginning at 1:00 pm at Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc. Office,
1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Bldg 2 Live
oak, Florida.
The conference and walk-thru is
mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors
who plan to bid. Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed, carry
general liability insurance of at least
$1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution
Occurrence insurance) and Workers
Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before
bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due
by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 15,
2009, at Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Office, 1171 Nobles Ferry
Road Bldg 2, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for
Name of Homeowner". Bids to be opened
and awarded, Tuesday, December 15,
2009 at 12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.
has the right to reject any and all bids.
The bids will be awarded on the most
cost effective basis.
12/11

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000006

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PEDRO L. RIVERA A/K/A
PEDRO L. RIVERA AVILES, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NL) ICE IS MHEREBl Y LGI
a Final Judgment
Foreclosure dated Nove
and entered in Case N
000006 of the Circuit Co
Judicial Circuit in and f
County, Florida where
AMERICA, N.A., is th
PEDRO L. RIVERA A/
RIVERA AVILES; LUZ J.
the Defendants, I will se
and best bidder for
STEPS IN FRONT OFT
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
on the 5th day of Jan
following described prop
in said Final Judgment:

LOT 11, BLOCK 11 I
REPLAT, THE SAME BE
OF BLOCKS 1 TO 6, 1
INCLUSIVE, AND THE E
7 OF INGLESIDE SUBD
SOUTH 112 OF THE S(
OF SECTION 24, TOWN
RANGE 13 EAST, ACCC
PLAT THEREOF AS I
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
PUBLIC RECORDS 0
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 1311 MAIN STI
OAK, FL 32060

Any person claiming ar
surplus from the sale, if
the property owner as o
Lis Pendens must file a c
(60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND anc
Court on November 30,

SEAL


Clerk of




Florida Default Law Grou
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-50
F08115864 NBNY-SPEC
12/11, 18

NOTICE UNDER FICT
LAW PURSUANT TO SE
FLORIDA STATE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
undersigned, desiring
business under the fictitic
RED MUSTANG RANCH

located at: 10468 155 La
Live Oak, FlI 3


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
000015 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY
ABS CAPITAL I INC TRUST 2006-HE4,
is the Plaintiff and ARNALDO MIRABAL;
OLGA MIRABAL; ELIO VAZQUEZ;
MARIA VAZQUEZ; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR OCWEN LOAN
SERVICING, LLC; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF
THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th
day of Janucary, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:


iVEN pursuant to PART OF THE WEST HALF (WEST 1/2)
of Mortgage OF NORTHEAST QUARTER
ember 30, 2009 (NORTHEAST 1/4) OF SOUTHWEST
'o. 61-2009-CA- QUARTER (SOUTHWEST 1/4) OF
urt of the THIRD SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
for SUWANNEE RANGE 15 EAST, SUWANNEE
ein BANK OF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
ie Plaintiff and PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
K/A PEDRO L. FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
MARTIN; are SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
ll to the highest WEST 1/2, THENCE NORTH 00
cash atFRONT DEGREES 46 MINUTES 40 SECONDS
HE SUWANNEE WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
E at 11:00AM, SAID WEST 1/2 A DISTANCE OF
nuary, 2010, the 524.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF
erty as set forth BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG SAID WEST LINE NORTH 00
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 40 SECONDS
OF INGLESIDE WEST A DISTANCE OF 262.40 FEET;
BEING A REPLAT THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 45
1 TO 16, BOTH MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST A
= I1/2 OFBLOCK DISTANCE OF 664.17 FEET TO A
VISION IN THE POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHEAST 1/4 WEST 1/2; THENCE SOUTH 00
SHIP 2 SOUTH, DEGREES 45 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
ORDINGTOTHE EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A
RECORDED IN DISTANCE OF 262.40 FEET; THENCE
S 92, OF THE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 54
)F SUWANNEE SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
664.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO ROAD
REET NE, LIVE RIGHT OF WAY ALONG THE WEST 15
FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS
THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN
n interest in the WARRANTY DEED RECORDED IN OR
any, other than BOOK 484, PAGE 220, PUBLIC
f the date of the RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
claim within sixty FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A
NONEXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
d the seal of this EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE
2009. FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:
THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 LYING SOUTH OF
Barry A. Baker SR 137; THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
the Circuit Court SOUTHEAST 114 OF NORTHWEST 1/4;
AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
By:Sharon Hale WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
Deputy Clerk SOUTHWEST 1/4, ALL BEING IN
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
ip, PL. RANGE 15 EAST, SUWANNEE
i COUNTY, FLORIDA.


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ECTION 865.09,
fUTES

GIVEN that the
to engage in
ous name of


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32060


in the County of Suwannee
in the City of Live Oak, Florida 32060

intends to register the said name with the
Division of Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.

Dated at Live Oak, Florida, this 11th
day of December, 2009.
12/11

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000015

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I
INC TRUST 2006-HE4,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ARNALDO MIRABAL, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


A/KIA 13250 39TH PLACE,
WELLBORN, FL 32094

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 30, 2009.

Barry A. Baker
Clerk of the Circuit Court


Florida Default Law Grou
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5
F09000245 ASC-CONV
12/11, 18


By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk

p, PL.

018


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000037

GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PAMELA D.WILKINSON, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
000037 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE


County, Florida wherein GMAC
MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and
PAMELA D. WILKINSON; ANTHONY M.
WILKINSON; TENANT #1 N/K/A
ANDREW WILKINSON are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN
FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th
day of January, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 14
EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 88
DEGREES 18 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF LITTLE RIVER
FARMS, A RECORDED SUBDIVISION,
A DISTANCE OF 1661.86 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
1328.57 FEET TO THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 06
SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID
NORTH BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF
341.18 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF 410.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 57
MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST A
DISTANCE OF 18.56 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17
MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 914.90 FEET TO THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF LITTLE RIVER
FARMS SUBDIVISION; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID
NORTH BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF
322.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING


A/KIA 7758 180TH STI
FL 32062-0000

Any person claiming a
surplus from the sale,
the property owner as
Lis Pendens must file a
(60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND a
Court on November 30,


Clerk o




Florida Default Law Gro
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-
F09006471 GMAC-CO
12/11, 18

IN THE CIR
THE THIRD JU
IN AND I
CC

CASE NO. 61

TAYLOR, BEAN A
MORTGAGE CORPOR

Plaintiff

vs.

LEO RANDALL MUSG

Defendan

NOTICE OF FORECI

NOTICE IS HEREBY G
a Final Judgment
Foreclosure dated Nov
and entered in Case
000052 of the Circuit C
Judicial Circuit in and
County, Florida wherein
AND WHITAKER
CORPORATION, is the
RANDALL MUSGRO\
FEDERAL SAVINGS
FLORIDA; STATE
DEPARTMENT OF RE
Defendants, I will sell t
best bidder for cash atF
FRONT OF THE SUW
COURTHOUSE at 11:C
day of January, 201
described property as
Final Judgment:


SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID
NORTH, BOUNDARY 1280.54 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 41
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 374.18 FEET;
THENCE RUN 89 DEGREES 19
MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 1280.65
FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY
OF COUNTY PAVED ROAD; THENCE
RUN NORTH 01 DEGREE 01 MINUTE
43 SECONDS EAST ALONG EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY PAVED
ROAD 374.18 FEET BACK TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000134

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SHILA DALE AULT A/K/A
SHILA D. AULT, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


A/KIA 3628 133RD ROAD, LIVE OAK, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
FL 32060 a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
Any person claiming an interest in the and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
surplus from the sale, if any, other than 000134 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
the property owner as of the date of the Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty County, Florida wherein BANK OF
(60) days after the sale. AMERICA, N.A, is the Plaintiff and
SHILA DALE AULT A/K/A SHILA D.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this AULT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN MARTA
Court on November 30, 2009. N/K/A JOHN MARTA are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
Barry A. Baker for cash at FRONT STEPS IN FRONT
Clerk of the Circuit Court OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th
By:Sharon Hale day of January, 2010, the following
Deputy Clerk described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:


Florida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09009160 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC
12/11, 18


LOT 5, THE TRAILS, PHASE IV,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 309, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME


REET,MCALPIN, TOPS is here for you
Anyone interested in learning more about nutrition,
an interest in the portion control, and exercise while having fun is cor-
if any, other than
of the date of the dially invited to come join our TOPS group. TOPS is
a claim within sixty nonprofit, noncommercial and affordable. TOPS# FL.


nd the seal of this 662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First
2009. Advent Christian Church in Live Oak.

Barry A. Baker We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the meeting be-
f the Circuit court gins at 9 a.m. 10. For more information please call

By: Sharon Hale Elaine at (386) 364-5537. We all make New Year's res-
Deputy Clerk solutions about watching our weight. If you are in need

up, PL. of a good support system to help you, make your New

5018 Year's resolution come true, please come join us for in-
NV-- formative programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.


CUIT COURT OF Seasonal flu vaccines available
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR SUWANNEE
OUNTY, FLORIDA to eligible veterans
CIVIL ACTION
-2009-CA-000052 Through Jan. 29

ND WHITAKER In an effort to reduce the impact of the seasonal flu and
!ATION, connected illness, enrolled/eligible veterans may obtain a

ff, seasonal flu vaccination through Jan. 29 at the Lake City
VA Medical Center.
This is an especially challenging influenza season this
ROVE, JR., et al,
year. Many people suffer severe consequences from the
t(s). flu. It is very important for every veteran to get his or her

LOSURE SALE flu shot. The flu shot is the only measure of protection

I31VEN pursuant to from the influenza virus.
of Mortgage
member 30, 2009
No. 61-2009-CA- TABE tests
court of the THIRD
for SUWANNEE Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): TABE
n TAYLOR, BEAN
MORTGAGE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing Center
Plaintiff and LEO (Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE is required for acceptance
VE, JR.; FIRST
S BANK OF into vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required.
OF FLORIDA-
VENUE; are the Pre-registration & scheduling time & date are required. To
o the highest and register please call 850-973-9451.


FROI I I Sr IIN
ANNEE COUNTY
OOAM, on the 7th
0, the following
set forth in said


COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 19 MINUTES 18 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 55.00 FEET TO THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY
PAVED ROAD FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 18


LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN
NO. N88318A AND N88318B

A/K/A 21161 184TH STREET, LIVE
OAK, FL 32060


Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 30, 2009.

Barry A. Baker
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09046472 NBNY-FHA-
12/11, 18

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 61-2009-CA-000138

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

HEATHER NOGER, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
000138 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
County, Florida wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and
HEATHER NOGER; TENANT #1 N/K/A
WILLIAM UNDERHILL are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN
FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th
day of January 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 EAST SUWANNEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

SUBJECT TO A PERPETUAL, NON-
EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES
OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 30
FEET THEREOF.

TOGETHER WITH A 1999 MERI DWMH
ID NO. FLHML3B248Y20244A AND
FLHML3B248Y20244B.

A/K/A 21539 136TH STREET, LIVE
OAK, FL 32060

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 30, 2009.

Barry A. Baker
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Sharon Hale
Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09049455 NBNY-FHA
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RE-ADVERTISMENT
SUWANNEE COUNTY
Board of County Commissioners
224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-3450
Fax: (386) 362-1032
Request for Qualifications No. 2009-14
Qualifications Statement Title:
Attorney for Suwannee County BCC
Deadline for Submitting:
Friday, January 15, 2010 at 4:00 p. m.
Opening Date and Time:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
At 4:00 p. m. (Or as soon thereafter)

You are invited to submit qualifications
statement in accordance with the
requirements of this solicitation which are
contained herein.

The Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners will receive qualifications
at the Clerk of Court Cashier Window at
the Courthouse to the attention of Clerk
to the Board, 200 South Ohio Avenue,
Live Oak, FL 32064 until Friday,
January, 15 2010 at 4:00 P.M.
Qualifications will be publicly opened and
read aloud at the Live Oak City Hall
Meeting Room, 101 S.W. White Avenue,
Live Oak, Florida 32064 on TUESDAY,
January 19, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter, for Attorney for
Suwannee County Board of County
Commissioners.

In order for your qualifications statement
to be considered, it must be submitted by
the deadline date. Qualifications
statement received after the deadline
date and time will be retained by the
Clerk of Court Office unopened and will
not be considered.

The Board of County Commissioners
does not discriminate because of race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
status.

The qualifications statement must be
signed by an official authorized to bind
the Responder, and it shall contain a
statement to the effect that the
qualifications statement is firm for period
of 90 days from the closing date for
submission of qualifications statement.
Qualifications statement must be
submitted in a sealed envelope/container
showing the above RFQ number,
opening date, and title. One original and
seven copies must be submitted.

This solicitation does not commit
Suwannee County to award the contract,
to pay any costs incurred in the
preparation of a qualifications statement,
or to procure or contract for services.
The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all
qualifications statements received as a
result of this request, to negotiate with all
qualified responders, to cancel in part or
in its entirety this solicitation, or re-
advertise if it is in the best interests of
the County to do so.


The Board
requires a
section 287
Entity Crimes

Anyone w
documents
Administrative
386/364-341
concerning t
directed to
Coordinator,
Responders
and seven
outside of t
RFQ NO. 2
SUWANNEE

Chairman
Suwannee C
County Com
12/11


THE
IN AND
CA

TAYLOR,
MORTGAGE


vs.

CLINTON L.


RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
15, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, SAID COUNTY, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: FOR POINT OF
REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE
OF 556.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE NORTH 89
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 19 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 372.87 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 95;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES
39 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT
21, A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET TO
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
LOT 5, THENCE RUN NORTH 87
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 5, TO A POINT BEING
105.00 FEET WEST OF THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT
5, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES
06 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A
POINT BEING 105.00 FEET WEST OF
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
LOT 4; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 128.50
FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 34
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
95, A DISTANCE OF 225.50 FEET TO
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 95, SAID POINT
BEING ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF 2ND STREET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 72 DEGREES 51
MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 296.32 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 16
MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 805.14 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THOSE
LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN DEED
BOOK 125, PAGE 192, OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPERTY:

LOT 4 AND LOT 5, LESS THE EAST
105.00 FEET THEREOF,
MCGRANAHAN ADDITION,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FOOT
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS SITUATED IN SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, SUWANNE COUNTY, FLORIDA,


BEING MORE PARTICULAR
of County Commissioners DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR
Sworn Statement under POINT OF BEGINNING COMMENCE
.133(3)(a), F.S., on Public AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
s. LOT 2, MCGRANAHAN ADDITION,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
fishing to obtain RFQ 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
may contact the SAID COUNTY AND NORTHERLY
ve Services Department, at RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 2ND STREET;
0. Any questions THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES
he scope of work should be 44' 34"EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
Murphy McLean, County OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 95 A
at 386/364-3450. DISTANCE OF 252.00 FEET TO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 21,
must submit one original OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 95;
copies; and label on the THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
the envelope as "SEALED 15' 26" WEST A DISTANCE OF 30.00
2009-14 ATTORNEY FOR FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0
E COUNTY BCC". DEGREES 44'34" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 243.41 FEET TO SAID
Wesley Wainwright, NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 73 DEGREES
countyy Board of 16'26" EAST ALONG SAID
missioners NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A
DISTANCE EOF 31.21 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
NTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF A/K/A 1414 NW 2nd STREET, LIVE
E THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OAK, FL 32064
FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Any person claiming an interest in the
SE NO. 61-2009-CA-000124 surplus from the sale, if any, other than
BEAN AND WHITAKER the property owner as of the date of the
BEAN AND WHITAKER Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
E CORPORATION, (60) days after the sale.

Plaintiff, WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 30, 2009.


ROBERTS, et al,


Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009
and entered in Case No. 61-2009-CA-
000124 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and
CLINTON L. ROBERTS; MADISON
COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK;
TENANT #1 N/K/A DERREN BEST and
TENANT #2 N/K/A JENNIFER BEST are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash atFRONT
STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 16 day of February, 2010, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
PACEL 1: LOT 4 AND LOT 5, LESS THE
EAST 105.00 FEET THEREOF AND
LOT 21, MCGRANAHAN ADDITION,


Clerk of


Florida Default Law Groi
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5
F09037403 OCWEN-SF
12/11, 18

IN THE C
THIRD JUL
IN AND F
CO
CASE NO: 612009C

FIELDS OF McALPIN, L
A Florida limited liabili
Plaintiff

MOSES S. McGOWAN
JEBORIA D.TAYLOR
Defendant

NOTICE OF FORECL

NOTICE IS HEREB


pursuant to a Final
November 30, 2009,
612009CA0002940001
Court of the Third Jud
for Suwannee County
FIELDS OF McALP
Plaintiff and MOSES
JEBORIA D. TAYLOR
BARRY A. BAKER,
will sell at public s
described real property

Lot 24 FIELDS OF
Four, according tot
recorded in Plat Boo
the public records
County, Florida.
PAC 08942 040240

The sale will be held
December 23, 2009, a
soon thereafter as pos
and best bidder for cas
of the Courthouse
Suwannee County, Flo
with Section 45.031
Statutes.

SEAL



12/4, 11

IN THE CIR
THE 3rd J
IN AND
CO
GENERAL JURIST
CASE NO: 61

COUNTRYWIDE BAN

Plainti

JODI L. JOHNSON, et
Defend

NOTICE OF FOREC

NOTICE IS HEREBY G
a Summary Final
Foreclosure including a
fees and costs dated F
entered in Case Numr
000210 of the Circuit
Judicial Circuit in an
County, Florida,
COUNTRYWIDE BAN
Plaintiff and JODI L. J
JOHNSON, unknown
L. JOHNSON, if mar
ELECTRONIC
SYSTEMS, INC., ac
nominee for HOI
NETWORK, INC.,
CORPORATION; JOH
DOE, A/K/A KATHE
is/are Defendants, I
highest and best bidde
City of Live Oak, FL
A.M., on Tuesday, the 5
2009, the following d
as set forth in said
Judgment of Foreclosu
of Attorneys' Fees and

A part of Lot 67,
SUWANNEE
DEVELOPMENT, filed
1963, in Plat Book
Public Records of S
Florida and descril
Beginning at a stake
of said Lot 67, the
North to a stake in t
Lot 67, thence 138.5
stake, thence 629.05
Stake, thence 138.5 1
with Mango road
Beginning.

DATED this 30th day of
SEAL





SEAN M. MOLONEY, E


Judgment dated
in Case Number:
1XX of the Circuit
licial Circuit in and
, Florida, in which
PIN. LLC is the


flrea briefs


S. McGOWAN and
are Defendants, I, *
Clerk of the Court,
sale the following 'We really need your help'
By Roger L. Burnside

MheCAplatN Pha Toys for Kids+ really needs your help.
ok 1 page 482 of Christmas is a time of joy and celebration;
Sof Suwannee
unfortunately there are many children in
the Branford area that will be missing the
d on Wednesday, joy of receiving Christmas presents. We
t 11:00 A.M., or as
si1bleo o the highest are in need of toys, clothes and in some
sh, at the front door cases, food for these children.
at Live Oak,
rida, in accordance With the economy the way it is right
of the Florida now we are experiencing more requests

than in past years. No donation is too
small, if you can just provide one toy, a

B Sharon Hale box of food, a winter coat or shoes it will
Clerk of the Court be greatly appreciated.
Anyone interested in helping us with

ICUIT COURT, OF this project can take their donations to the
UDICIAL CIRCUIT Branford Health Department. You may
FOR SUWANNEE
OUNTY, FLORIDA also call Karen at the Branford Health
ICT0ON CAVIS1ON Department at 386-935-1133 or Roger

Burnside at 386-935-3343. Should you
know of a child in need you may also call
Iff, these numbers.

al., Over the years the folks in the Branford
ants. area have brought a lot of joy to the area's
'LOSURE SALE children and their families, for this we
thank each and every one of you. The
GIVEN pursuant to
Judgment of smiles and appreciation the children
award of attorneys' express each year make this project a
February 11, 2009,
nber: 61-2008-CA- blessing to all.
Court of the 3rd
nd for Suwannee
which in
HNK, F s t Love a mystery?
JOHNSON and
spouse of JODI Try locating your ancestors by working
tried; MORTGAGE
REGISTRATION on your family tree. The Suwannee Valley
Mting solely as CGLci.i'-\, Society invites you to join and
a FLORIDA learn how to find your ancestors.
N DOE and JANE
RINE JOHNSON Membership is $30 for a single member or
will sell to the $35 for a family. Corporate membership
r for cash, at in the
at 11:00 o'clock is also available for donations of $100 or
5th day of January,
described property, more (tax deductible). Meetings are held
reSummary Final on the first Thursday of each month at
re Including Award
Cost, to wit: 7:00 PM at the Gc lc.i ,-.', Center at 215

Section D, of Wilbur Street SW in Live Oak. The
RANCHETTE library is open on Tuesday and Thursday
d on January 8,
1, at Page 113, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the talented
uwannee County,
bed as follows: folks there will be glad to help. For more
in the SW corner information call Jinnie or Alice at 386-
ence 629.08 feet
he NW corner of 330-0110.
5 feet East to a
feet South to a
eet West parallelont of The Santa Shop needs


November, 2009. your help
It isNovember, 2009. time to start planning for the Santa

Shop. Last year, with a community effort,
BARRY A. BAKER the Santa Shop provided gifts to more than

By: Sharon Hale 200 students in the Students in Transition
Deputy Clerk program at Suwannee County Schools.

ESQUIRE All the leftover donations, toys and gifts


ADORNO &YOSS LLP
P0. Box 143107
Miami, Florida 33114
(305)460-1100

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
12/11, 18


Barry A. Baker CJBAT
the Circuit Court JB tests

By:Sharon Hale Monday Thursday
Deputy Clerk Monday Thursday
up, PL. at 5 p.m. (by appoint-

5018 ment): CJBAT (Crimi-
PECFHLMC-- nal Justice Basic Abili-
ties Test) at NFCC
CIRCUIT COURT, Testin Center (Bldg.
DICIAL CIRCUIT, sting C e (Bldg.
=OR SUWANNEE #16), Madison. CJBAT
)UNTY, FLORIDA
A0002940001XX is required for accep-
tance into Corrections
ty company, & Law Enforcement
f, programs. Photo ID re-
and quired. Pre-registration
& scheduling time and

nts. date are required. To
LOSURE SALE register please call 850-
973-9451.
Y GIVEN that


were donated to Sparky's Toy Drive.
The need in our community is growing,
so the Santa Shop is growing, too.
This year, we plan to provide toys &
gifts for the Suwannee County Schools
Students in Transition (approximately 180
students at this time), children at Guardian
Ad Litem (280 children), and all the
leftovers will be given to Sparky's Toy
Drive at the Live Oak Fire Department
(Sparky's usually provides gifts for
approximately 400 children).
We need toys and gifts for school-age
children (4 to 18 years).
With all of us pulling together, we can
meet the needs of MANY children in
Suwannee County!
Please talk to your clubs, businesses,
churches, etc. to get involved!
For more information please contact
Lisa Garrison at 386-647-4623, Debra
Ross at 386-647-4628, Tammie Williams
at 386-364-7720 or Missy Norris at 386-
364-3789.



TOPS is here for you
Anyone interested in learning more
about nutrition, portion control, and ex-
ercise while having fun is cordially in-
vited to come join our TOPS group.
TOPS is nonprofit, noncommercial and
affordable. TOPS# FL. 662 meets week-
ly on Thursday mornings at the First Ad-
vent Christian Church in Live Oak.
We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and
the meeting begins at 9 a.m. 10.
For more information please call
Elaine at (386) 364-5537. We all make
New Year's resolutions about watching
our weight. If you are in need of a good
support system to help you, make your
New Year's resolution come true, please
come join us for informative programs
and fun. Hope to see you soon.


Yee Haw Country

Christmas
Dec. 18
The Live Oak Christian Church is pre-
senting a unique Christmas program on
December 18. With music, fun and laugh-
ter, we will see the birth of Jesus through
a special kind of country humor. The pro-
gram will begin at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 1015 Ohio Av-
enue North. For more information call the
church at 362-1015 or check our web
page at liveoakchristian.org.


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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new Friday Edition Ñ December 11, 200950 CENTSSuwannee Democrat www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEEIT'S ALL,PAGE15ANorth Florida125th YEAR, NO. 17 3 SECTIONS, 42 PAGES Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien No Purchase Necessary Must Present Coupon Limit 1 Per Person540662lcv Sound of Suwannee makes it to state semifinals Page 3A Top-notch teachersSuwannee schools name Teachers of the Year Lisa Gray, Suwannee Primary School, kindergarten: "I'm truly honored to have been chosen among my peers of such dedicated teachers Ñ to represent them as teacher of the year here at Suwannee Primary School." Theda Severance, fourth grade, Suwannee Intermediate: "Well, honestly there are so many deserving. I feel honored to be chosen out of so many deserving teachers. It's overwhelming, I feel, all the emotions of being chosen." Laura Katherine Roberts, Suwannee Elementary, second and third grades: "I'd just like to say it's a big honor to represent Suwannee Elementary. I feel really humble. It's an honor to be selected from such a fantastic group of teachers. I would like to thank all my students, colleagues and parents for their support." Linda Keller, Branford Elementary, kindergarten: "I am humbled. For a kindergarten teacher to be named teacher of the year is amazing. I work with a great team, and I appreciate their confidence in me. I'll do my best to work hard and make them proud." Melissa Cameron, Suwannee Middle School, seventh and eighth grade art: "It's just overwhelming. It's an honor to be considered. It's just too much to take in right now." Candy Vickers, Suwannee High School, Special Education: "I'm just very appreciative that everyone is starting to realize that what we do is specially important, and that our children are equally capable. I think that all the one's who were named are capable of representing our community well." Nannette "Sam" Bunce, Branford High School, eighth grade language arts, ninth grade English I: "It's wonderful to be recognized on behalf of all the fabulous teachers at BHS. I find that working here brings out the best in me. I work harder, and I enjoy it more knowing that I feel supported by what everyone else is doing. There is no such word as complacency here at BHS. I'm really overwhelmed at being named teacher of the year." Melissa Mapp-Francisco, SuwanneeHamilton Technical Center, Medical Clinical Programs and Office Technology: "I'm very excited and grateful. The Vo-Tech rocks! I hope I represent our school well."By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.carnell.hawthorne @gaflnews.com Winners were announced this past week. Here's what they had to say on learning of their selection. Family fun at the Christmas paradeThe Lamberts' faces were all aglow at the Christmas parade Saturday. Pictured from left are: Gregory "Gator" Lambert holding 2-year-old Joshua; Missy, 5; Keith, 7; Gregory, 12, and Gabrielle Lambert (standing). See more parade photos, pages 12-13A.Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr. By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comASuwannee County man who escaped from prison in 1983 is one of 12 fugitives two Florida agencies are seeking as part of a "12 Days of Fugitives" program. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Corrections have cash and want to give away as kind of a Christmas present to anyone who can lead them to any of the 12, including former county resident Harry Dana Braswell Jr., Anyone with information on Braswell's whereabouts can contact FDLE at 1-877-FLA-WANTED, or via the Web at FLAWanted@fdle.state.fl.us. A reward of up to $2,500 is available. Former Suwannee County resident Harry Dana Braswell Jr. escaped from prison in 1983. He's been a step ahead of the law ever since. Braswell in prison.Photo courtesy FDLEBraswell as he might look today.Photo courtesy FDLE By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comIf the average Joe can't cruise city streets in a golf cart, then the police shouldn't be allowed to either, according to Live Oak City Councilman Mark Stewart. The city council voted 4-1 Tuesday to allow Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams to buy a golf cart for officers' use during Christmas on the Square and other special events. The purchase will be made with federal stimulus funds LOPD was awarded. Stewart was the loneIf police can use them on city streets, private citizens should be able to as well, says Mark Stewart By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comFor the fourth time, city of Live Oak officials are trying to determine why cracks have been forming in different areas of the building. Only this time, the city will have to foot the bill. City Administrator Bob Farley said cracksHazmat scare at I-10 stopStaff Asemi carrying nearly six tons of hazardous material leaked 110 gallons of flammable liquid at the eastbound I-10 rest area in Suwannee County Monday night, according to Suwannee County Fire/Rescue reports. No one was injured. Just before midnight, SCFR Stations 1, 51, and 32 responded to a report from FHPthat liquid was leaking from a semi at the rest area. SCFR arrived and put its recent hazmat training to use, evacuating the area and quickly containing the spill. SCFR coordinated its efforts with FHP, the state Dept. of Transportation and Suwannee County Emergency Management. More than 100 gallons of a flammable liquid leaked from a semi at the eastbound rest area on I-10 late Monday. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue Cracks are back at City Hall SEECRACKS,PAGE11A SEE KILLER,PAGE15A By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comThe Live Oak Fire Department's Toys for Sparky's Kids program is in desperate need, the department says. LOFD's Alan Bedenbaugh, who organizes the drive, said he has been forced to quit letting people sign up for help. As of Wednesday morning, 400 names were on the list. The department has only enough toys for that number. "I can handle what I got on the list now," said Bedenbaugh. "When we get more toys I would love to open it back it up. If people put their name on the list, I want to make sure we take care of See video of Alan Bedenbaugh's heartfelt plea to the community at suwanneedemocrat.com.Sparky's Kids need your help, says LOFD SEESPARKY ' S,PAGE11A INDEX:ACC . . . . . . . . . . . . .13B Arrest Record . . . . . . .2A Branford News . . . . .7-9B Classifieds . . . . . . . . .1C Church . . . . . . . . . . . .4B Obituaries . . . . . . . . .10A SEC . . . . . . . . . . . . .14B Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .1B Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . .6A Sports 1B Big win for the Bulldogs Page 8A District Teacher of the Year will be announced at a special banquet on Feb. 9 at Phillips Dining Hall at the Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park. For more information contact Hillary Cannon at 386-647-4617.Annual celebration is set for this Saturday, Dec.12

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Greater Visions Support GroupAddiction Support Group: Greater Visions faith-based addictions support group meets at the Grace Manor Restaurant. Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This group provides spiritual and emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Come experience the freedom from addictions that is found in Christ. Greater Visions is an outreach of Christ Central-Live Oak. For more information contact 208-1345.Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee to meetThe Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee meets in the council chambers of Live Oak City Hall at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the first Thursday is the first day of the month, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday. Each meeting has a guest speaker or current issues will be discussed. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Chairman Carl Meece at 386-776-1444.Legislative candidate to speak at Republican meetingThe Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee meets at Live Oak City Hall, in the Council Chambers, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the first Thursday is the first day of the month, then the meeting will be on the following Thursday. Each meeting has a guest speaker or there will be current issues brought up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Chairman Carl Meece, 386-776-1444. Terry Rauch, candidate for Dist. 11 Florida House seat, will be guest speaker on Dec. 3.Branford TOPS meeting changes locationsWe now meet every Tuesday at L& M Scrapbooking located at 105 SWSuwannee Ave. in Branford. Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 5. For more information please contact Donna Hardin at 386-590-2333. "Take Off Pounds Sensibly."SREC seeking location in BranfordSuwannee River Economic Council, Inc., a non-profit organization is seeking a location in the Branford area that could be used to serve meals to persons 60 years of age or older. Any business, organization or church that has space available and would be interested in assisting in this much needed service to the elderly population of Branford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior Center Director, at 3621164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Services, at 362-4115, ext. 240.Love a mystery?Try locating your ancestors by working on your family tree. The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society invites you to join and learn how to find your ancestors. Membership is $30 for a single member or $35 for a family. Corporate membership is also available for donations of $100 or more (tax deductible). Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Genealogy Center at 215 Wilbur Street SWin Live Oak. The library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the talented folks there will be glad to help. For more information call Jinnie or Alice at 386-330-0110.TOPS is here for youAnyone interested in learning more about nutrition, portion control, and exercise while having fun is cordially invited to come join our TOPS group. TOPS is nonprofit, noncommercial and affordable. TOPS# FL. 662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak. We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. 10. For more information please call Elaine at (386) 364-5537. We all make New Year's resolutions about watching our weight. If you are in need of a good support system to help you, make your New Year's resolution come true, please come join us for informative programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.Seasonal flu vaccines available to eligible veteransThrough Jan. 29 In an effort to reduce the impact of the seasonal flu and connected illness, enrolled/eligible veterans may obtain a seasonal flu vaccination through Jan. 29 at the Lake City VAMedical Center. This is an especially challenging influenza season this year. Many people suffer severe consequences from the flu. It is very important for every veteran to get his or her flu shot. The flu shot is the only measure of protection from the influenza virus.SHS SAC meeting postponedPostponed to Dec. 10 The Suwannee High School SAC meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, has been postponed to Thursday, Dec. 10, due to conflicts in the SHS calendar.Live Oak Artist Guild invites you to our CelebrationDec. 11 The Live Oak Artists Guild invites you to our Annual Holiday Celebration December 11, 2009 1-8 p.m. Meet the artists from 5-8 p.m. Browse our Holiday Gift Shop, sample our artists favorite festive treats. Enjoy inspirational and unique art works. There will be live holiday music and Enchanted Christmas tree forest.Yee Haw Country ChristmasDec. 18 The Live Oak Christian Church is presenting a unique Christmas program on December 18. With music, fun and laughter, we will see the birth of Jesus through a special kind of country humor. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1015 Ohio Avenue North. For more information call the church at 362-1015 or check our web page at liveoakchristian.org.Suwannee High Class of 1980The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is planning their 30 year class reunion. If you were a member, had a child, sibling or relative as part of the graduating class, please email your name (maiden and married), address, phone number and email address to shsclass1980@yahoo.com. Or call 386-3626309 to leave a message. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the reunion.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2A ON THE SIDEFLIPArrest RecordBRIEFLY Advertising Manager, Monja Slater , ext.105 Sr.Advertising Representative, Bill Regan , ext.160 Advertising Representative, Tami Stevenson , ext.109 Telesales Ad Representative, Nancy Goodwin , ext.103 Classified/Legal, Janice Ganote , ext.102The Suwannee Democrat, published Wednesday and Friday. Periodicals postage paid at Live Oak, FL32064.Business located at 211 Howard Street East, Live Oak, FL.Publication number 530180."POSTMASTER:Send address changes to Suwannee Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064."Annual subscription rate is $33 in county, $48 out of county and $48 out of state.Subscribe online at www.suwanneedemocrat.com.OFFICE HOURSOpen 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 TO THE EDITORLetters 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. 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The following abbreviations are used below: SCSO-Suwannee County Sheriff's Office LOPD-Live Oak Police Department FDLE-Florida Department of Law Enforcement FHP-Florida Highway Patrol FWC-Florida Wildlife Commission DOT-Department of Transportation OALE-Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement P& P-Probation and Parole USMS-US Marshals Service ATF-Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms DOC-Department of Corrections December 8, Robin Lynch, 35, 12372 Bass Road Live Oak Fl, suw cty wrt vop o/c poss -20g cannabis, suw cty wrt vop o/c, dwls SCSO TK Roberts December 8, Nancy Lynn Boone, 41, 9765 SW CR 145 Jasper Fl, vop o/c conpiracy to sell cocaine SCSO-T.SMITH December 8, Kristin Michele Noel, 27, 7464 137 Place Live Oak Fl, obtain controlled substance by fraud SCSO-T. Roberts December 8, Jason Lawrence Wayne, 21, 2500 Paulstan Ct Sarasota Fl, vop-poss -20g cannabis SCSO-S. Law December 9, Carlos Lazele Byrd, 30, 1085 NW35th Way Jasper Fl, hamilton co (no valid dl),**cash only bond** SCSO M. Lee December 9, Octavio Jimenez, 25, 828 McGee Street Live Oak Fl, vop o/c no valid d/l;, reckless driving SCSO-S. Law December 9, Perry Justin Howell, 37, 7461 52nd St Live Oak Fl, fta o/c battery SCSO-S. Law

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Submitted The Suwannee High band made it all the way to the semifinals of the state competition this year and should be applauded for their efforts. The wonderful help of the community over this season and support of our events enabled the boosters to make this trip possible at almost no cost to all the band members. This included two days in Tampa as well as many opportunities for further learning. Meanwhile, the band and Band Boosters recently had a fund raising drive, raffling off a pair of tickets to the 2010 Daytona 500 along with two passes to the Sprint Fan Zone. This was part of an ongoing effort to provide much needed support for the band. On Saturday at Christmas on the Square, the winning ticket was drawn. The winner was Tambry Dana of Mayo. She happily accepted her prize and is now planning her adventure. It is now concert season, which means more trips to competitions. The Boosters will be doing their best to make this an easy journey for the kids in the band. Sunday afternoon, after spending all day playing and working booths at Christmas on the Square, and with little advance notice, four Sound of Suwannee band members showed up at the Live Oak Shrine Club to participate in their annual Christmas party for local patients at the Shrine Hospital. Victoria (Tori) Biladeau (trumpet), Heather Griffin (piccolo), Amanda McClain (clarinet) and John Harmon (saxophone) played an arrangement of Christmas tunes for the patients and their families. Thank you to some great teenagers.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3ANorth Florida 566435-F 564939-F Masonry Classes Open Enrollment Call 386-647-4210 for more information. 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 (386) 647-4210 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr. Live Oak, FL 32064 (386) 647-4210 Building Construction Open Enrollment Call 386-647-4210 for more information. AUTO • HOME • LIFE • ANNUITIES553307-FOffice: 386-364-2886 jeff.tippens@cottonstates.com www.cottonstatesinsurance.com An Afffiliate of COUNTRY¨ FinancialJeff TippensAgent Jeff Tippens Insurance Agency 313 N. Ohio Avenue Live Oak, Florida 32064 • Dinner entrŽes from $6.95 406 Duval NE, Live Oak, FL 386-330-0144566622-F HOURS: TUES.-SAT. 11 a.m. 9 p.m.; CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAYExpress Lunch from $5.00www.gracemanor.orgThe holidays are in full swing at Grace Manor!• Carriage Rides 12/12 and 12/19 $10 per person • Dinner with Mr. Dowling 12/15• Dolly and Me Holiday Tea 12/29 • Singles Game Night 1/5Call to reserve your spot today! 386-330-0144 Second grade students at Suwannee Elementary School try hard to balance peacock feathers on their chins Monday during the Circus of The Kids event. Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr. A real balancing actSound of Suwannee makes it to state semifinalsLEFT: At the Shriners Christmas party. From left: Tori Biladeau, Heather Griffin, Amanda McClain, John Harmon. ABOVE: Tambry Dana of Mayo won a pair of tickets to the 2010 Daytona 500 in a band-sponsored raffle. Courtesy photos

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 PAGE 4A suwannee livingWeddingsNorth Florida Saturday, December 12, 2009 12 Noon ~ 5 p.m. Ticket $10 Each Sponsored by Altrusa International, Inc. of Live OakTour begins at the Live Oak Garden Club (Next to Shands Hospital C.R. 136) You will be provided a map to each home, and refreshments. Tickets will also be sold on day of event.The tour will include special featured homes decked out in their holiday finery sure to put you in the festive spirit.Tickets may be purchased in advance at: Live Oak City Hall/Shannon Court McCrimon's Office Supply Any Altrusa MemberAll proceeds to benefit community projects. 565018-F In order to allow our employees time off to spend with their families the following deadlines will be in effect: Midweek Edition, Dec. 23North Florida Focus Retail Advertising.................................3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 Classified Line Ads..............................................................4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 Legal Advertising.................................................................4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 Retail Advertising (B Section) ..............................................2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 Retail Advertising (A section) ..................................................2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 Weekend Edition, Dec. 25Retail Advertising (B Section) ..............................................11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21 Classified & Legal Line Ads.....................................12 p.m. (Noon), Monday, Dec. 21 Retail Advertising (A section) .............................................11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22211 Howard St. East • PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064386-362-1734 • Fax 386-364-5578 Suwannee DemocratHave a safe and happy holiday566432-FOur office will close at Noon on Thurs., Dec. 24 & be closed on Fri., Dec. 25 565057-FFINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC.415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064 • (386) 647-4210Early Childhood Education ProgramEarn Your CDA Today! Day & Evening Clasess Classes starting January 21stTABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment REGISTER NOW! SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK Mr. and Mrs. James A. Schenck, of Live Oak, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Posey, of Live Oak, Florida, are pleased to announce the marriage of Lea Jensene Schenck to William Lee Posey. Lea and Wil will be married on December 19, 2009 at Whigham United Methodist Church in Whigham, Georgia. Wil is a 2005 Suwannee High graduate, a 2009 graduate of Florida Southern, and is currently working as the Youth Coordinator for First United Methodist Church of Live Oak. Lea is a 2006 graduate of Suwannee High, received her Associate Degree in 2008 from St. Johns Community College, and is currently attending LCCC's PTAProgram and will finish June 2010. Lea and Wil will live in Live Oak until the summer of 2010. At that time they will move to Durham, North Carolina for Wil to pursue his mater's degree from the School of Divinity at Duke University. Words cannot express my gratitude for Shands of Live Oak, Century Ambulance and North Florida Regional Hospital. I have always known I was blessed. I never realized just how much. On November 24, 2009 I had a heart attack and because of the excellent care I received I am doing well. Thank you to all my family, friends, bosses and staff members of the above facilities. Agreat big thank you for the prayers, food, cards, and phone calls. May God bless each and everyone of you. JoAnne H. Milton In partnership with First United Methodist Church presents: "AChristmas Carol" Adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine, Asurprise Reading Date: December 18, 2009 Time: 7 p.m. Place: First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Cost: Love Offering Refreshments will be served after performance in the fellowship hall. The annual yard sale by Mrs. Vickers'class will be held indoors this year due to the threat of inclement weather. The class is still taking donations for the upcoming yard sale, set for Saturday. Pickups are available. For more information please call 647-4047 or 344-2993. Submitted What a wonderful community we live in! Love in the Name of Christ was privileged to be a part of feeding the underprivileged in Suwannee County for Thanksgiving. First United Methodist Church fed 150 people, Publix donated turkeys and a full meal; Save ALot donated turkeys; Winn Dixie donated meals for four families; Wal-Mart donated stuffing mix, pies, and rolls to go along with the turkeys. Love in the Name of Christ donated 10 complete dinners and Dana Wainwright and Dena Lewis donated 10 dinners. We were able to fill all the requests received during the Thanksgiving season. Praise God! This was only a part of the generosity shown. Many other churches and ministries were active in a very large way to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors who would otherwise, not have had that excellent meal. We pray that each recipient will honor our Lord with praise and thanksgiving.LiveOnStage TheatreThank youA postThanksgiving message from Love INCMrs. Vickers' class yard sale will be held indoorsSchenck & Poseywedding announcement Stephen and Sandra Winburn would like to remind you of the approaching marriage of their daughter Stephanie, to Tyler Jordan. The ceremony will be December 12, 2009, 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Live Oak. All friends and family are invited.WEDDING REMINDER• Winburn & JordanLea Jensene Schenck and William Lee Posey Cover: Awalk in her shoes Sarah Jessica Parker is a Manolo-wearing Manhattan mom. 12 years after TitanicÉ Director James Cameron reveals the secrets behind his new blockbuster, Avatar. Find the perfect toy Gift ideas for children with special needs. Who's News with Lorrie Lynch -Jeff Bridges does commercial voice-overs for Hyundai and Duracell. -Vera Farmiga says she probably weighed as much as her Up in the Air costar George Clooney. -Julie Benz, who plays the wife on Dexter, says the show has given her baby fever. In the next issue: Dec. 18-20 -Nine star Penelope Cruz is a perfect 10. -The dreaded Santa question. USA WeekendUpcoming Stories December 11-13It is time to start planning for the Santa Shop. Last year, with a community effort, the Santa Shop provided gifts to more than 200 students in the Students in Transition program at Suwannee County Schools. All the leftover donations, toys and gifts were donated to Sparky's Toy Drive. The need in our community is growing, so the Santa Shop is growing, too. This year, we plan to provide toys & gifts for the Suwannee County Schools Students in Transition (approximately 180 students at this time), children atThe Santa Shop needs your helpGuardian Ad Litem (280 children), and all the leftovers will be given to Sparky's Toy Drive at the Live Oak Fire Department (Sparky's usually provides gifts for approximately 400 children). We need toys and gifts for school-age children (4 to 18 years). With all of us pulling together, we can meet the needs of MANYchildren in Suwannee County! Please talk to your clubs, businesses, churches, etc. to get involved! For more information please contact Lisa Garrison at 386-647-4623, Debra Ross at 386-647-4628, Tammie Williams at 386-364-7720 or Missy Norris at 386-3643789. Suwannee soccer gains steam Page 1B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5ANorth Florida Fine Furniture, Accessories and Design for over 45 years. 386-752-27521052 SW Main Blvd. Lake Citywww.Etheridgefurniture.net565436-Fmy life. my style. 557940-F 386-647-4200 Call Lynn Lee at 386-647-4201to sign up for registration You must attend a registration session. Wed., Dec. 9th 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.Dec. 14 & 15 565913-F By Mary E. Sowerby, Ph.D. UF Regional Dairy Extension Suwannee County Extension Office This is the world. Notice that much of the world is covered with water. Not many people live in or on all that water. The rest of the world is land Ñ land that varies dramatically in topography and climate. On that land now live over 6.7 billion people. Last night an estimated 900 plus million of those people that's almost a billion Ñ went to bed hungry. About 42 percent of those hungry people live in two developing countries: India and China. The rest live all over the world and may include your next-door neighbors, given the current economic situation in this country and the world. (Statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.) It certainly includes the next-door neighboring countries of the United States. While in graduate school I spent one summer as a research assistant for a project evaluating the effectiveness of Mother Craft Centers in Haiti. The primary purpose of those centers was to assist mothers of children with second and third degree malnutrition to learn how to inexpensively, yet nutritiously, feed their children. Acombination of beans for protein and rice for carbohydrates was the primary component of the diet being recommended. Sadly, although beans and rice are relatively inexpensive, they were still outside the purchasing capabilities of most of the mothers coming to the centers. Financial as well as nutritional issues obviously needed to be addressed and not just in Haiti, but in much of the world. That's today. It is predicted by the United Nations that in the next 40 years, by 2050, the human population will increase from today's 6.7 billion to over 9 billion. Along with that population increase they predict a 100 percent increase in the world food demand coming from not just more people, but more affluent people seeking more animal proteins in their diet. That's double the current food output of the world. How is that going to happen? Three ways, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: First, they project 10 percent more food will come from increased cropping intensity (harvesting more crops per year from every acre). Second, they project 13 percent more land in developing countries will be converted to agricultural use over the next 30 years. On a global basis this represents a net increase of only 1 percent of available cropland from 39 percent of the current global land used for agriculture in 2008 to 40 percent. It is projected this 1 percent increase in cropland will help yield 20 percent of the needed extra food. Third, the remaining 70 percent is expected to come from efficiency improving technology. This is not unprecedented. In the United States between 1948 and 1994 the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research data indicates that changes in technology more than doubled output of livestock products and crops. For example, improving crop varieties, irrigation, weed and insect control, and fertilization led to a 292 percent increase in U.S. corn yields from 1950 to 2000. Meanwhile advances in genetics, disease and pest control, and nutrition have led to an 88 percent increase in meat production and 411 percent increase in the output of eggs and poultry between 1950 and 2000 (USDAEconomic Research data). Consider the words of Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations: "Science and technology must spearhead agricultural production in the next 30 years at a pace faster than the Green Revolution did during the past threeIt is predicted by the United Nations that in the next 40 years, by 2050, the human population will increase from today's 6.7 billion to over 9 billion. Along with that population increase they predict a 100 percent increase in the world food demand.EXTENSION UPDATEFood for a hungry worlddecades." However, here in the United States continued technological and land use gains for agriculture will be a struggle without a positive attitude and collaboration between governmental agencies, agricultural producers, land grant universities, and all the food consumers in this country. Trade-offs between: 1. Conserving prime agricultural land for agriculture, while a growing population wants housing developments and shopping malls; 2. Balancing the use of agricultural land with the need to minimize the impact of agriculture on the environment; and 3. Allocating current cropland from growing food to producing biofuels; all need to be planned rather than simply just happening. In a world where nearly a billion people are already malnourished, and billions more projected to be born, may we strive for a collaboration in: 1. Land use planning; 2. Research and education of new applied technologies; and 3. Acceptance of those technologies by both agricultural and non-agricultural communities. With that collaboration, as noted by Jeff Simmons of Elanco Animal Health, "Agriculture can achieve the Ôultimate win'for consumers worldwide affordability, supply, food safety, sustainability and amply supplies of grains for biofuels." University of Florida Cooperative Extension programs are open to all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. The Florida Nurses Association District 30 meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7-9 p.m. in the Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center Practical Nursing Classroom. Kathie Craig, RN, Risk Manager and Director of Quality Performance at Advent Christian Village, will present a one-hour program on Understanding Compassion Fatigue. An application has been submitted to the Florida Nurses Association for approval of 1.0 contact hour. Following this program, a social hour will be held. Florida Nurses Association meeting set

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6ANorth FloridaViewpoints/Opinions BIBLE VERSE Suwannee DemocratMYRA C. REGAN Publisher ROBERT BRIDGES Editor Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Myra C.Regan, publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor. Our View is formed by that board.OUR VIEWSuwannee Democrat"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him." Deuteronomy 18:15 Want to vent? Our hotline is open 24/7.Suwannee Countians,it's time to speak your mind! How? By calling the Suwannee Democrat Rant and Rave hotline. The hotline never closes and is your way to let it out. You can let everyone know how you feel Ñ as long as you express yourself in a respectful way. Note:In written entries to Rant and Rave,errors in spelling,grammar or punctuation are those of the authors.I would like to commend Dawn Lamb for the outstanding job she has done to help our drop out rate decline. Her perception of school principal and students is a welcome change from the past.Christmas on the square is a great tradition and does manage to generate some income. The parade is wonderful. The atmosphere is great. Why do we have to dodge Dogs and what they leave behind at this Gala affair. It would be nice to leave your pet home before a serious dog incident takes place. Someone loves their pit bull as much as you love your schnauzer.Hey Suwannee County, we all need to take responsibility for the litter problem we have here in Suwannee. I have adopted my road where I live and if we all help we could clean up Suwannee County. Here's a thought...if every church and business would adopt one road and be responsible for it, there would be a great improvement here. It doesn't take that long to do and this is GREAT EXERCISE!Why are illegals coming in and receiving free help, we have disabled vets that are homeless and they need our help. Because they are the ones that fought for our country, not the illegals.I was just reading about the school system and what the lady said about the tea-bags. The reason you have the tea-baggers is because they are tired of taxes. You must be one of those people who believe in freebies and not paying consequences, but taxpayers pay them and America is going broke, that is why we have to borrow from China. Goodbye.I just witnessed two dog owners allow their pets to do their business in my yard. It is beyond my understanding how some dog owners totally lack consideration for others, whether from this behavior or are apparently oblivious to their barking. By the way these two people are educated professionals.I recently attended a Christmas musical at one of the local schools. The children dressed in their Christmas best had worked very hard and were so proud and nervous to be performing for family and friends. There were two groups of children and the audience was politely requested to be quiet, and no moving around and please remain for both performances in to show support for all of the kids. I was appalled at the rudeness of the majority of the audience. It was extremely hard to hear due to talking, phones ringing, people moving around, and children crying. At the end of the first performance half of the audience got up and left. Children are sent to school to learn and part of their instruction is manners and respect for others. What a wonderful example was set for a great deal of those in attendance. Sarcasm intended! If they didn't want to hear, why bother to go, stay home where they won't hamper other who do. Courtesy doesn't cost anything, and if you can't be respectful of others, stay under the rock you were apparently raised under.I would like to respond to the comments made in last week's paper regarding the downtown Christmas decorations and the recent light up event. I find it disheartening that these individuals would find it necessary to complain about an event that offered an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the holidays. This event was led by a small handful of individuals, and I emphasize the word small. Instead of complaining, I would suggest getting involved! The downtown community looks charming and really nice and with so many businesses decorated for Christmas. There was never a request to have everyone turn on their lights at one time, as was stated in [the Rant & Rave column in] last week's paper. The only things that were to be lit at a certain time were the two trees in downtown.... and they were. The city of Live Oak did a fine job in decorating the parks, sure they had light problems, but that could not be helped. Here's a thought; instead of the city having to decorate, which they did not have to do, local citizens could step up and take pride in their community and lead the way. Constant complaints about our downtown are detrimental to revitalization efforts. As citizens we need to support our business community both verbally and financially. Hats off to everyone that helped with this event, especially the downtown community! It was a fine kickoff to our hometown Christmas season.Callers to 386-208-8314 may express their thoughts, good or bad,24/7 about community issues and politics, but not about private individuals or businesses. If you prefer,you may email your comments to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com. You don't have to give your name,and please,keep submissions to less than 45 seconds (that's about 150 words). We want everybody to have a chance to be heard. Submissions that are overly long will be discarded. If 45 seconds isn't enough time, write a Letter to the Editor. (Guidelines for letters appear on Page 6A.)Please address letters to:Letters To The Editor, Suwannee Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064.Please include your full name, address and daytime phone number.We ask this so we can verify your letter and discuss any questions about it with you.By Dwain Walden Once again, a holy sign is perceived on an earthly form. With all due respect while wearing rubbersoled shoes, I will call it "Holy Cow!" Farmer Brad Davis in Sterling, Conn., reported that a calf has the marking of a cross on its forehead. He thinks it's a "sign from above." It's not uncommon for people to see "from-above signs" on various things. Remember the image of The Virgin Mary that a man perceived on a piece of half-eaten toast? He sold it for thousands of dollars on the internet. I've read or heard of several other obscure visions or sightings recently and I'm wondering if they parallel the downturn in the economy. What I mean is, in tough times we may look harder for signs while seeking some comfort. Now I'm not going to say what this man sees on his calf should not be perceived as a "sign from above." If he wants to believe that and if other people want to believe that, then it's their right. There are some folks who would look at the calf, sign or no sign, and say that the calf alone is a sign from above. It represents the miracle of life. Perhaps we should look at the entire plant and animal spectrum in this vein. Yet I don't know just how deep our philosophies will wax when we throw fire ants and mosquitoes into that mix. Maybe we just conclude that God has a sense of humor. Or maybe we realize there is no statute of limitations on that forbidden fruit thing. I have never seen one of these markings on anything that I specifically thought was a sign "from above." Now it could be that one was there, and I just didn't stare at it long enough. That's not to say that I haven't seen shapes that reminded me of something or someone, just not a sign from God. For instance, there is a rest room I have visited on more than one occasion where a portion of the plaster is peeling on the wall. And I can see the likeness there of Yasser Arafat. I've often seen shapes in clouds and tree trunks that appeared rather artistic. I just didn't get a message. In other words, just because Arafat is right there above the urinal does not suggest that I should respond with any obtuse political expression. Nor that I should start wearing a towel on my head to commemorate the long-suffering of Mideastern people. So now will people come out to see this calf? Will it be auctioned on the internet? Will it inspire other people to start looking for "signs." Will it be kept for broodstock? Will it become a mascot or featured in "Eat More Chicken" commercials? Will its milk sell for a premium price? Will it become "blessed hamburger"? While we are talking about "signs from above," I often have questions about my religion. And they are not all deep questions just stuff that will pop into my head. Lots of people probably have them but fear being sacrilegious to ask them. Personally, I think God wants us to wonder about stuff. And so one night while I was admiring the beauty of a full moon, I wondered why Jesus didn't just tell the people back then that the world was round. But with time probably being irrelevant to God, He may have thought that waiting another 1500 years or so on this issue was no big deal. Anyway, my stomach is growling. I take that as a sign. (Email Dwain Walden at dwain.walden@gaflnews.com) ONLINEOPPORTUNITYThis poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. www.suwanneedemocrat.comQUESTION OF THE WEEKDo you have an account with: Facebook MySpace Twitter All of the above None of the aboveVote online at www.suwanneedemocrat.com Poll Results(12-4-09)Did FSU coach Bobby Bowden do the right thing by agreeing to step down? Yes 66% No 34% Sign, sign ... everywhere a sign!Changes are coming to the Suwannee Democrat editorial page. Watch this space for developments. Our View is on hiatus in the meantime.GUEST COLUMN

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By Carnell Hawthorne Jr. carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com See obituary, Page 10A. Wife, mother, grandmother and an overall inspiration, Carol Frances Holtzclaw passed away Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer with family members at her side. Frances was the wife of J.M. Holtzclaw, school board member for Suwannee District 5. "We were a team and she was the coach," said J.M. Wednesday. "I always got the last word in. It was 'Yes ma'am,'" he smiled, holding back tears. The couple were married for 47 years, and together raised five children: Mike (Jennifer) Holtzclaw, Mitch (Lisa) Holtzclaw, Mark (Cathy) Holtzclaw, Makyle Holtzclaw all of O'Brien and Mesharia Holtzclaw Cochran (Ross) of Perry. Mesharia said her mother was "first and foremost a child of God. She loved the Lord." Seven years ago Frances was diagnosed with colon cancer, but after some time her illness went into remission. "It came back in her liver and lungs. We did not know about it," Mesharia said. Frances was described as a "hometown, country girl" and "a virtuous woman" like the one described in the Bible in Proverbs 31:10-31. "She was truly that. Just very faithful. You could call her and she would put you at ease with just a phone call," said son Mike. Frances spent the majority of her life as a homemaker on the family farm. "She loved her grandkids. And, she loved her animals. She never could turn one away that was hungry. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7ANorth FloridaINDEXACC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13B Arrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Legal Notices . . . . . . . . .4C Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . .10A SEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14B Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1B Suwannee Living . . . . . .4A Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . . . .6A HI 52LO 36PAGE 2B Follow us on FACEBOOK Branford NewsServing southern Suwannee County, including Branford, O'Brien and McAlpin "We were a team and she was the coach," said J.M. Holtzclaw. "I always got the last word in. It was 'Yes, ma'am.'" Carol Frances HoltzclawKeeping up with MCAlpin4HMcAlpin 4-H Club donates lollipops to daycares By Roger L. Burnside Toys for Kids+ needs your help badly. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. Unfortunately, there are many children in the Branford area that will be missing the joy of receiving Christmas presents. We are in need of toys, clothes and in some cases, food for these children. With the economy the way it is right now we are experiencing more requests than in past years. No donation is too small, if you can just provide one toy, a box of food, a winter coat or shoes it will be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in helping us with this project can take their donations to the Branford Health Department. Thompson Custom Homes at 3554 256th St., O'BrienToys for Kids+ overwhelmed with requestsMany kids still aren't covered,say organizers The Suwannee County Health Department will soon be of fering the H1N1 vaccine in area daycares. The vaccine is said to leave a bad taste in the your mouth and if you have taken over -the-counter medicine you know it can taste pretty bad. The SCHD will be hand ing out lollipops to the children to help mask the horri ble taste. Recently the McAlpin 4H Club donated 600 lollipops to the SCHD for the children that will be receiving the vaccine. If you would like to help with this you can take the lollipops to the SCHD and we know the children will appreciate it. Tiffanie L. White,McAlpin 4H Club ReporterMcAlpin 4-H Club competes in North Florida Fair Farm Judging contest Recently a group of Suwannee County 4-H mem bers traveled to T allahassee to compete in the Farm Judging contest at the North Florida Fair in T allahas see. The members judged commodities such as cows, grain, peanuts, and hay just to name a few. If you have never farm judged it can be quite hard but fun. The junior team consisting of Tiffanie White, Kara Croft, Cole Herring, and Nathan Barker. The team won 1st place and Kara Croft was 1st place individual. The Intermediate team won third place and consisted of Taylor Swindell, Carley Herring, Scarlett Mobley, Kenneth Mobley, Emily Barker, and Abby Barker. Abig congratulations goes out to these members for their hard work and success. Let's do it again next year. Tiffanie L. White,McAlpin 4H Club Reporter Recently three Suwannee County 4-H juniors, Tiffanie White, Garrett Greaves, and Destiny Fennell, traveled to Tallahassee to compete in the North Florida Fair Dairy Bowl Quiz. This consisted of two parts a written test and a quiz bowl. On the written test Garrett Greaves and Tiffanie White tied for 1st place and Destiny Fennell won 3rd place. In the Quiz Bowl competition, Garrett Greaves won 1st place, Tiffanie White won 2nd place and Destiny Fennell won 3rd place. We had a good time and it was a great learning experience. We hope to have more club members from Suwannee County join us for the fun next year. In addition to the Dairy Quiz Bowl, several Suwannee County 4-H Club members also traveled to Tallahassee to compete in other dairy events. I must say that the club members did quite well. Congratulations to Sarah Luther, Taylor Henderson, Terrah Henderson, Tania Henderson, and Destiny Fennell for winning awards and representing Suwannee County with class. Congratulations to all the club members who did so well in Tallahassee. Keep up the great work! Tiffanie L. White,McAlpin 4H Club Reporter SEETOYS,PAGE8A SEECAROL,PAGE8ASuwannee County 4-H'ers compete at the North Florida Fair

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By Stephenie Livingston stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com See vendor application and contract, Page 9A. Catch the Christmas spirit during Branford's holiday tradition, the 16th annual "Keeping Christ in Christmas" celebration, on Saturday. The community will come together as vendors, performers, the young and the old gather at Hatch Park to celebrate the season and all its meaning. "This event is to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas," said Bruce Arnold, of Beachville Advent Church. The festival and parade is sponsored by Branford Area InterChurch Ministry (BAICM). has agreed to be an additional drop off site for donations. You may also call Karen at the Branford Health Department at 386935-1133 or Roger Burnside at 386-935-3343. Should you know of a child in need you may also call these numbers. Over the years the folks in the Branford area have brought a lot of joy to the area's children and their families, for this we thank each and every one of you. The smiles and appreciation the children express each year make this project a blessing to all.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8ANorth FloridaBranford News 525102-FFood for Thought The Unchanging GospelSince the days of Jesus' public ministry, many things have changed. But one thing that must never change is the gospel message. 1) To Change The Gospel Is To Pervert The Gospel: [Gal. 1:6] There are some who will knock on your door and trouble you with a different gospel. They will even call it "another gospel." But to change the gospel is to distort the gospel! 2) To Turn From The Gospel Is To Turn From God: [Gal. 1:6-7] How did these folks turn away from God? By embracing a different gospel. Why do we need "another gospel?" Is the Bible not good enough? II Tim. 3:16-17 tells us the Bible is complete. John tells us the Bible is complete. John tells us if we don't abide in the doctrine of Christ we don't have God [II John 9]. 3) To Proclaim A Perverted Gospel Brings Disapproval Of God: The fact is Paul said twice not to preach another gospel [Gal. 1:8-9]. He said those who do will be accursed. The Greek word is "anathema" which means eternally condemned. We must preach, believe and practice the Gospel of Christ revealed only in The New Testament. Ken Campbell, Evangelist Burlington-Santa Fe Church of Christ LPN Applications Now Being Accepted for Aug. 2010 Class 386-647-4210563944-F Touchton's Heating & Air ConditioningSales • Service • Installation 10156 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Live Oak 362-4509$10 OFF SERVICE CALL w/couponwww.Touchtons.com CAC058747Owners: Jan & Sarah Touchton540470-F 525101-F Hatch Bend Baptist ChurchPastor Paul A. Coleman935-0943Sunday School...............................9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening.....................7:00 p.m. 3029 S.E. CR 500565640-F Church DirectoryHatch Bend Apostolic ChurchPastor Steve Boyd Church 935-2806 Hm. 935-0125 Sunday Worship........................10:00 a.m. Wednesday...................................7:30 p.m. McCall's Chapel7755 S. SR 349, Branford, FL 32008 935-0595 Sunday School................................9:45 a.m. Worship Service...........................11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study...........................7:00 p.m. First Baptist ChurchGordon Keller, Pastor Church 935-1363 SundaySchool...............................9:00 a.m. Morning Worship.........................10:15 a.m. Youth Discipliship..........................5:00 p.m. Sunday Evening.............................6:00 p.m. Wed.-Prayer Meeting....................6:30 p.m.525212-F525210-FBurlington Santa Fe Church of ChristEvangelist Ken Campbell 935-1532 Bible School...............................10:00 a.m. Worship Service.........................11:00 a.m. Bible Hour....................................5:00 p.m. Worship Service..........................6:00 p.m. Wed.-Bible Study.........................7:00 p.m.525200-FBranford Church Of GodPastor G. Dale Dansby Church 935-6806 Sunday School.............................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship......................10:45 a.m. Evening Worship.........................6:00 p.m. Wed.-Mid-week Service..............7:00 p.m.525203-FLiving Springs Family Worship CenterPastor Charles Istre Church 935-1713 www.livingspringsfwc.org Sunday School............................9:30 a.m. Morning Service......................10:30 a.m. Wed. Family Night & OPEN Youth Ministries Dinner.........................................5:30 p.m. Service........................................7:00 p.m.525202-F525198-FBranford United Methodist ChurchLerbie Alligood 935-1653 Sunday Sunday School.............................9:30 a.m. Church Service..........................10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study..................................5:30 p.m.525199-FPeace Baptist Church S.B.C.Pastor T.L. Holton Sr. 935-4681 • 7794 E. US Hwy 27 Services Each Sunday Bible Study...............................10:00 a.m. Worship....................................11:00 a.m. Worship......................................7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study................7:00 p.m.525201-F San Juan Catholic MissionReverand Sebastian George For information call 935-2632 Sunday Mass.....................................9:30 a.m. Wednesday Mass..............................6:00 p.m.525209-F Pinemount Baptist ChurchUS 129 South (Across from the S&S Store) P.O. Box 129, McAlpin, FL 386-362-5634 Nursery provided for each worship service Worship and Fellowship Opportunities of the Week Pastor: Matthew Barker SUNDAY Bible School................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship.....................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship........................6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Family Night Supper.................6:00 p.m. AWANA Club.............................6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting..........................7:00 p.m. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together...but encouraging one another. 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We also offer the insertion of pre-prints, from single sheet flyers to 36page catalogues. We can handle the entire pre-print job: for example, we can take your copy, create the single sheet flyer, print it and insert it into the newspaper for onestop, one-package customer service.SPECIAL SERVICESOrder copies of past editions, article laminations and photos.Laminated copes of Suwannee Democrat articlesPreserve an article from wear and age by purchasing a laminated copy of the article. The cost of the lamination is $5. Place your order with a Customer Service Representative or call (386) 362-1734.Reprints of The Suwannee Democrat photosYou can purchase reprints of photos taken by Suwannee Democrat photographers. While photos must be for personal use, they are available online at www.suwanneedemocrat.com click on Photo Gallery.Back issues of The Suwannee DemocratTo purchase back issues of Suwannee Democrat visit our office at: The Suwannee Democrat 211 Howard St. East, Live Oak, FL 32064 Hours: Monday Ð Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (386) 362-1734 If ordering by mail please call our office for current mail rates. Suwannee Democrat CUSTOMER'S GUIDE 211 Howard St. East, Live Oak, FL 32064 • (386) 362-1734 Something for everyoneCovering Suwannee County, including Branford. Annual celebration is set for this Saturday, Dec.12 One of her favorite things to do was to camp out in the living room by the fireplace with the grandkids," Mesharia said. Her warm and generous spirit was felt by everyone she came into contact with, said son Mitch. "If you met her, you would have felt like you'd known her your whole life. She was the calm in the storm and a rose without thorns." Frances always made sure her family attended church. "Growing up, she always made us look our best," Mesharia said. "She never passed judgment, but was always concerned. She just the planted the seeds and watched them grow." The couple's son Makyle, who took care of his mother right up until the end, wrote: "She feared nothing. She took in everyone and anything. She was the closest one could come to an angel in this world." J.M. is doing his best to stay strong. That was one of his wife's final requests, Mesharia said. "We were all there with her at her side. She held on for us for fear of us not knowing the Lord. She witnessed that to everyone. That was one of the last things she spoke to know God and Jesus and to help anyone who didn't."Carol Frances Holtzclaw passes away at 66Continued From Page 7AToys for Kids+ Continued From Page 7A SEESUWANNEE,PAGE9A

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"BAICM is a non-profit. We sponsor the Easter sunrise service, Community Thanksgiving dinner, Keeping Christ in Christmas and we provide the Pregnancy Crisis Center," said Debbie Yates, a yearin, year-out volunteer. Booths will open at 10 a.m. and remain open all day until 4 p.m. "We'll have food, crafts booths, and even little league sign ups," said Yates. Unique crafts, pottery, quilting and downhome cookin' give the day a special, laid-back feel. "We'll have an 'any way you like it' hotdog stand, hula hoops, art...," said Yates. "Even 'hog on a log' sponsored by the SSA." This year Santa Claus will also make an appearance at Hatch Park, entertaining children and posing for photos. There will be musical entertainment throughout the day by the contemporary gospel band Mainstream. Local singers, including Jessie Lynn Kelly and Malynn Moses, will also give special performances throughout the day. In addition, the Branford High School band will perform at 2 p.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will include community floats as well as the BHS marching band. The parade starts at Buccaneer Stadium, travels down US 129 and Houston Street, ending at Hatch Park. The "Keeping Christ in Christmas" festival and parade was initiated by the late pastor Charles Ketchum of the United Methodist Church in Branford. "He just wanted to bring people together and keep the true meaning of Christmas alive," said Yates. And for nearly two decades the Branford church community, comprised of several different denominations, has come together each year to organize the event. Whether you are a Branford native or from out of town, everyone is invited to spend the day at Hatch Park and enjoy the holiday season with this festive celebration.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9ANorth FloridaBranford News 500227-Fwww.nflaonline.com Call Mark Fessler 303-775-5015www.liveoakflyers.com Email: liveoakflyers@gmail.com Attn: Pilots & Prospective Pilots 3 planes for personal use or learn to fly with an instructor Reasonable FeesGreat Stocking Stuffer1 hr. Intro Flight$99gift certificateInclude all costs involved with the first flight565015-F An Evening at the Advent "Christmas Village"Dowling Park, Florida A Musical Celebration & Drama of the Christmas Story featuring The Village Church Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Drama, Instruments and Te Deum Handbell Ringers Saturday, December 12 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 13 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at no charge for the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances at the New Life Bible Bookstore and The Music Center or by calling The Village Church at 658-5344. Tickets will be honored until 6:15 on Saturday and 2:45 on Sunday, after which the doors will be opened to non-ticketed guests. 562638-F EARNHARDT & SONS UPHOLSTERY No TRICKSNOGIMMICKS ! 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'% !Call 386-647-4210 to Schedule TABE Test '% !COSMETOLOGY Now Only 1200 hours for Hair Design ÔKeeping Christ in Christmas'Continued From Page 8A PRIMARYCONTACTNAME:___________________________________________________ BUSINESSNAME:_____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________ CITY:__________________________STATE___________________ZIP__________________ COMPANY: __________________________________________________________________ HOME PHONE: _____________________________BUSINESS PHONE: ________________ TAX NUMBER: _______________________________________________________________ EMAILADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________ Please note: •To receive a space a current copy of your tax number must be included. If we do not receive a tax Number we will be unable to assign a space. •Spaces are given on a first come first served basis. •No vendor will be allowed to break down until closing for that day, which is 4 PM. •Spaces are 10 X 12 •No generators will be allowed within the park without prior written approval by the committee. Only specially adapted generators that create no more noise than an idling vehicle will be approved. Please indicate how many spaces you will need. The cost of a space is $20.00:____________ AMOUNTENCLOSED: _________________(No spaces will be assigned until paid in full) GENERALDESCRIPTION OF ITEMS: ____________________________________________ I hearby acknowledge and agree to the above information and conditions: _______________________________________________________________ SignatureDate P.O Box 1022 Branford FL32008 Make checks payable to BAICMKeeping Christ in ChristmasVendor Application and Contract

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Terry Rauch, Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives District 11 seat currently held by Democrat Debbie Boyd, spoke at the Dec. 3 meeting of Suwannee County Republicans. Rauch described himself as a politician who "will support capitalism, free market growth by deregulation and know that Ôwe the people'will be my boss." The Suwannee County Republican Party meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Live Oak City Hall. The Jan. 7 guest speaker will be John Martz, executive vice president and CEO of Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative. For more information visit www.suwanneegop.com or call Chairman Carl Meece, 386-776-1444.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 10ANorth Florida OPENING SOON303 East Howard Street, Live Oak 364-0748 Offering gourmet coffee and pastries to compliment your morning newspaperFree Wifi and Notary & Fax Service Available Newspapers, Magazines, Books, F ine Cigars and more!• Business • Cooking • Gaming • General Interest • Ethnic • Women's • Puzzle • Sports • Health • Home • Teen • Weekly • Men's • Comics** BOOKS **Top 20 Best Sellers in Hardcover/PaperbackPlus: Be a part of our gently used book exchange 564585-FBooks, Magazines, Fine Cigars & More 563541-F Support your local Kiwanis Club'sLocated in the lot next to Tru-Fashions on Hwy. 905 to 8 p.m. Nightly 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekends 6 ft. $40 ; 7 ft. $45 8 ft $50Annual100% of profits support Suwannee County kids and organizations. While supplies last 415 S.W. Pinewood Dr., Live Oak, FL 32064FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED. APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING BENEFITS. ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, INC. Register Now!Automotive Tech or Auto Body RepairCall (386) 647-4210 to schedule TABE test563485-FEarn your ASE today!Classes start January 21st Carol Frances Holtzclaw August 25, 1943 December7, 2009Carol Frances Holtzclaw, 66 , wife, mother and homemaker passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, December 7, 2009 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Carrie Smith of O'Brien, Fl. She met JM. Holtzclaw in high school and later married him on December 8, 1962. She was a bus driver for the Suwannee County School System, a volunteer at the Branford Elementary School, worked on the family farm and was a member of the O'Brien Baptist Church. She Is survived by her husband of 47 years: J.M. Holtzclaw, O'Brien, Fl; Children: Mike (Jennifer) Holtzclaw, Mitch (Lisa) Holtzclaw, Mark (Cathy) Holtzclaw, Makyle Holtzclaw all of O'Brien, Fl and Mesharia Holtzclaw Cochran (Ross), Perry, Fl; nine grandchildren: Markell Holtzclaw, Kyli Holtzclaw, Kara Holtzclaw, Jarrett Holtzclaw, Kenzi Holtzclaw, Sydney Holtzclaw, Lane Cochran, Elizabeth Sieger and Mathew Sieger and extended family Karri Bagley and Debra Knight. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2009 at O'Brien Baptist Church with Rev. George Fryar and Rev. William Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the O'Brien Cemetery. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. of Branford Is in Charge of All Arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries______________________ Mary Helen Jones December24, 1948 December7, 2009Mary Helen Jones, age 60 of White Springs, Florida passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her home in White Springs, FL. She was a native of Live Oak, FL moving to White Springs, FLseveral months ago. She was a pilot escort with wide load semi trailers and enjoyed crocheting and reading and was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Live Oak, FL. Survivors include two sons, James (Brandy) Jones, White Springs, FL; Archie (Christa) Jones of El Paso, TX; two daughters, Deloris (Alton) Chaney, Bell, FL; Soletto Pate Jones, Warner Robins, GA; three brothers, Ronald (Betty) Hingson, Jackson, GA; Bobby (Erlene) Hingson, Live Oak, Fl; Marvin (Gail) Hingson, Live Oak, FL; one sister, Marie Marshall, Live Oak, FL; Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 11th from 5 to 8 PM at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at the graveside in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Lindsey officiating. Please sign the guestbook at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc .net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., 932 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak,386364-5115 is in charge of all arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries______________________ Zack C Hutcheson August 25, 1940 December9, 2009Zack C Hutcheson, 69, of Live Oak, Fl Passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2009 at the V.A. Medical Center, Lake City, Fl after a short illness. The Rison, Arkansas native moved to Live Oak in 1996 from Missouri. Mr. Hutcheson was a U.S. Navy Veteran Serving During Vietnam Era and was a Project Engineer for Gold Kist.. He is survived by his wife: Polly Hutcheson, Live Oak, Fl; One daughter: Kelly Savage, Maryland; One son: Zackary Hutcheson, Live Oak, Fl; Six grandchildren and many other family and friends. Daniels Funeral Homes and Crematory of Live Oak, Fl is in charge of all arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries______________________ Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles presented Anna Corbin of Live Oak with the Mayor's Community Service Award Tuesday. Corbin has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of folks during her years at the former Suwannee Hospital and currently with Shands Live Oak. Photo:Shannon Court Faith in Christ Anglican Church and the Christian Mission in Action will be sponsoring the free annual Christmas Dinner this year. The dinner will be a traditional Christmas dinner with all the fixings. We will have turkey, ham, beans, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry sauce and desserts. There will be singing, gifts, and a gospel message. We will also have a prayer team circulating for individual prayer needs. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Suwannee County Coliseum. Every one is welcome and this dinner is free to all. Annual Christmas dinner Special thanks from the Mayor State House candidate meets local GOPSponsored by the Suwannee Historical Museum, "Thomas Dowling" (portrayed by Mr. John Bell) will be greeting and visiting with guests at Grace Manor Community Center and Restaurant on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Come enjoy a festive meal while learning about holiday customs of the era and plans to make Christmas special in this "rugged" part of pioneer Florida. No reservations needed. Grace Manor is located at 406 Duval Street NE in Live Oak, 386-330-0144.Dinner with Mr. Dowling Rauch speaks with Clay Williams, regional director of the Republican Party of Florida. Photo:Submitted

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 11ANorth Florida L.J. Mobley & SonOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • LIVE OAK STORE OPEN SUNDAY All meats cut to your order We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit & Foodstamps565068-F636 South Ohio Ave. Live Oak, FL 32064 386-330-5122 Prices good December 11-17 PORK RIBS LB.SIRLOIN TIPBEEF ROAST LB.GA. REDSWEET POTATOESLB.BONELESSTOP SIRLOIN STEAK FULLY COOKED HONEY GLAZED SPIRALHALF HAMS BONELESSCHICKEN BREASTMOBLEY'S FRESHPAN SAUSAGEALL-MEAT T-BONE STEAKLB.LB.LB.LB. LB.WHOLE PORKBUTT ROAST PORK STEAKLB. LB.3 PACK Order your Smoked Turkey's for ChristmasBEEF STEWLB. began to appear in the building early in 2002. Repairs were promptly made. However, in late 2003, the problem resurfaced. "Cracks started to reappear," said Farley. "So we notified our insurance agent ... the cracks and settlement of the building was monitored for about six months and at the end of that period it was determined that the building stopped settling." Earlier this year more cracks were noticed throughout the building. More extensive testing was done this time, said Farley. He said crews were looking for a sinkhole but couldn't locate one. In any case, the city's insurance claim for repairs was denied. Now the city has to decide how to fix the problem. Farley said he has contacted a Jacksonville engineering firm for advice. "The city has an asset here," said Farley. "To replace this building would be rather costly, we have to do something." Farley said cracks a half inch thick are noticeable in some places. He said some city employees have even heard cracking. The building was constructed in 1978. Cracks are back at City HallContinued From Page 1A them." The original cut-off date for sign-ups was Dec. 14. The need this year is tremendous, said Bedenbaugh. Last year about 300 kids received toys. With 400 signed up already, that number could double last year's total, were enough toys available, Bedenbaugh said. One local resident who donated a few stuffed animals Wednesday said it would be a shame for one child to wake up Christmas morning, only to see an empty tree.Sparky's Kids need your help, says LOFDContinued From Page 1A "The need out there is so high, it is really astonishing," said Jim Ketcham. To donate toys, drop them off at LOFD on East Duval Street. There are also boxes inside the Duval/Ohio Jiffy Store, Publix, Wal-Mart and the Dollar General next to Publix. The toys will be distributed to those on the list on Dec. 21 beginning at 8 a.m. at LOFD. Bedenbaugh said he hopes to be able to give each child five toys. LOFD says thanks to all those who have donated toys so far. However, they still need more. Pictured from left: Jeff Waters (LOFD), Katrina Tannichion, Steve Riggs, Brandon Nobles and Alan Bedenbaugh. Photo: Jeff Waters PITTSBURG, Texas Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced Thursday that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has approved the amended joint plan of reorganization for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Following a court hearing held Tuesday in Ft. Worth, Judge D. Michael Lynn today entered an order confirming the amended plan of reorganization, paving the way for the company to exit bankruptcy later this month. Pilgrim's Pride said that it expects to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of December. "This is a proud day for everyone at Pilgrim's Pride who has worked so hard over the past year to restructure our business," said Don Jackson, president and chief executive officer, after the court hearing. "The past 12 months have been filled with tremendous challenges and unprecedented opportunities. There have been a lot of tough, painful decisions made about the future of this company, yet our employees have joined together to create a new marketdriven organization that is clearly focused on serving our customers." Pilgrim's filed a joint plan of reorganization with the court in September. Under terms of the joint plan of reorganization, Pilgrim's Pride has entered into an agreement to sell 64 percent of the new common stock of the reorganized Pilgrim's Pride to JBS U.S.A. for $800 million in cash. Woman escapes crash without serious injuryBy Carnell Hawthorne Jr.carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.comAlocal woman was involved in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning when her SUVslid off the road and crashed into a tin covered, barbed-wire fence on US 90. Rita Ogburn was traveling west toward Live Oak when her Chevrolet Trailblazer slid off the north side of the roadway, said Suwannee County Fire Chief Charlie Conner. Ogburn apparently attempted to steer back onto the roadway, but her vehicle ended up halfway through the fence, just east of Suwannee River Log Homes, said Conner. Ogburn, the only person in the vehicle, did not appear to be seriously injured, Conner said. She was transported to Shands at Live Oak for further observation. In addition to Suwannee County Fire Rescue Station 1, Suwannee County sheriff's deputies and Florida Highway Patrol responded. Emergency workers tend to a woman involved in a single-vehicle crash on US 90 east of Live Oak Thursday. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 12ANorth FloridaScenes from Saturday's annual extravaganzaChristmas on the Square parade 1 2 9 3 8 4 7 6 5

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 13ANorth Floridalights up the night in Live Oak 13 12 11 16 10 171. Miss Majestic 2009 T ociona Anderson and Little Miss Majestic Kailah Henderson.Photo: Car nell Ha wthor ne Jr .2. Moo-vin' alone through the par ade! Photo: Angel W eeks3. Santa Claus w a v es to the cro wd of onlook ers .Photo: Car nell Hawthorne Jr.4.Mr.and Miss SHS, T.J.Vikers and Hailey Alley.Photo: Angel Weeks5.Making seasons bright.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.6.Rockin'around the Christmas tree:The Suwannee Schools Transportation Dept.entry was voted over all top float in this year's parade.Photo:Angel Weeks7.Groups of people lined the streets Saturday to watch the Christmas parade go by.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.8.Sideline seats.Many sat along US 129 to get a good view of the holiday floats.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.9.Parade participants passed by filled with glee.Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.10.A joyful Suwannee Democrat group decked the halls.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.11.A rockin'little Christmas! Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.12.Smiles at Christmastime.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.13.The SHS Sound of Suwannee Marching Band entertained the holiday crowd.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.15.An antique fire engine from the Live Oak Fire Department.Photo:Submitted16.Following the north star through downtown Live Oak.Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.17.Lowe's employees were out in full swing.This entry took first place in the commercial division.Photo:Submitted15

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 15ANorth Florida 563936-F A CHRISTMAS MUSICALby Westwood Baptist Church Sat., Dec. 12 and Sun., Dec. 13 6:30(Doors open at 5:45 p.m.) Nursery provided for 4 years old and under565785-F Application NOW Being Accepted386-647-4210NEW CAREER PROGRAM Surgical Technology Feb. 2010565052-F who, if still alive, would be 51 today. Braswell, 17 at the time, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1975 murder of a 79-year-old Suwannee County man in his home. According to an investigative report by the FDLE, Braswell, along with Marshall Eugene Dunbar, Joseph Perry Padelford and Billy Wayne Taylor, were riding around in Braswell's 1963 red Ford Falcon on February 19, 1975, looking for a house to break into so they "could get some money." Dunbar said they should target the home of John J. Robins, who lived near him. After discussing how to proceed, it was determined that they would fake car trouble and ask for assistance. They parked the Falcon down the road from Robins'home. Robins told them he could not help due to several broken ribs. Robins did, however, let the four use his 1975 Datsun station wagon to try to jumpstart the car. The four drove the Datsun to Running Springs and decided to go back to the home, enter it and demand money. Dunbar, armed with a .25 caliber handgun, and Braswell, armed with a .38 caliber special, knocked on the door and told Robins that they could not get their car started, at which time Robins invited them in for a "cold drink." According to the FDLE report, "the two followed him into the kitchen where, when Robins opened the refrigerator, they pointed the guns at him. Robins turned around and asked, ÔIs this a stickup?'" The two said it was and Taylor, armed with a knife, and Padelford, armed with a .22 rifle, then entered the home. Robins gave them $5 and offered $200 in traveler's checks, which they refused. The four then took turns watching Robins as the other three ransacked the home. Padelford cut the phone lines. Robins was then taken to his bedroom, made to sit on his bed, and asked if he planned to tell anyone about the incident. "Robins advised them that if not tomorrow, then the next day," the report said. A"conference" was held in the hallway of the home and it was determined that since Robins knew Dunbar and that he would turn them in, he "would have to die." Robins'hands were tied across his stomach with a necktie, while another necktie was tied around his feet and to the foot of the bed. Dunbar and Robins then tied Robins'hands to his feet with a blue cloth woman's belt. The four poured alcohol onto a cloth and placed it over Robbins'face, because Dunbar thought that by inhaling the alcohol, Robbins would develop amnesia and forget the incident. When that didn't work, Braswell placed a pillow over Robbins'face for about 10 minutes, killing him. The ties and belt were then removed and Robbins was placed on his bed with his right hand to one side. Asheet was then pulled up to Robbins's chest. The four then drove to Running Springs where they abandoned the Falcon by pushing it over an embankment into the river. The four were arrested just three days later. Braswell was sentenced to life in prison, but he wasn't there long. According to the Web site of the TVshow America's Most Wanted, Braswell and another inmate were loading filing cabinets onto a truck at the Sumter Correctional Institution in 1983 when the two climbed into separate cabinets and hid until the truck left. Once the truck left the prison, the two jumped out. The other inmate was located a few years later during a routine traffic stop in Oregon. Little information is available as to the whereabouts of Braswell. He has reportedly been spotted just to the north of us in Jasper, as well as in Odessa, Texas. Up to $2,500 is available to anyone with information leading to the capture of Braswell. He was last seen with a tattoo of a cross and chain on the back of his right hand, and another tattoo of his initials, "HDB," and a heart on his left arm.Continued From Page 1A dissenting vote. The award was for $83,000 and can be used for such purposes as crime prosecution and prevention, drug treatment and various other programs. As part of the stimulus agreement, Williams was required to supply a list of items he wanted to buy with the funds, for approval by the city council. One of those items was for a golf cart or similar such vehicle. "We would use the vehicle for the occasional detail work and events such as Christmas on the Square," said Williams. But Stewart said if city residents can't operate golf carts on certain roads in the city, the police department shouldn't be able to either. He said that would be "unfair." The council passed a golf cart ordinance in June, allowing residents to operate the carts on streets with a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. Stewart said at Tuesday's meeting that he didn't "care about Florida Statutes" after Williams explained that Florida law distinguishes between what law enforcement officers may do that regular citizens cannot. When contacted by phone Wednesday, Stewart backed up his original statement. "I don't care that the Florida Statutes say that they (law enforcement) can drive on the city streets, that does not sway my opinion," said Stewart. "I know what the statutes are and what they mean, but it does not sway my opinion." He said he had no problem, however, with the department using the carts for special events. But, "when you have an ordinance in the city that disallows the citizens to do something, it's not right." Additional items on Williams'list include a voice stress analyzer, protective gear for the Radkids program and Taser guns with cartridges.It's all or nothing on golf carts, says councilmanContinued From Page 1A By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comALive Oak man was arrested Monday for striking his girlfriend with a guitar and holding her against her and her son's will, according to Suwannee County Sheriff's reports. Anthony Ray Martin, 48, of 5762 Pinecrest Blvd. was arrested and charged with aggravated battery (domestic violence), reckless driving, two counts of false imprisonment (domestic violence) and battery (domestic violence), jail records show. According to SCSO deputy Tommy Roberts, Martin became angry when his girlfriend flushed his Xanax pills down the toilet because she felt he was "getting out of control." The girlfriend and her three-year-old son left the home after Martin allegedly retaliated by pushing the girlfriend. Roberts said the girlfriend and her son returned sometime later to retrieve some personal items. Martin reportedly left the home several times and kept returning, each time in a more agitated state. The girlfriend told Roberts that Martin then "lost it" and reportedly hit her with the guitar. Martin also allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend several times "all over her body." The girlfriend reported she tried to leave several times but said Martin took her car keys. She retrieved her spare keys and tried to flee again but Martin allegedly dragged her and her son back up the steps of the home. At one point in the struggle, Roberts said the girlfriend's shirt was pulled off. When the girlfriend was able to escape, Martin allegedly pushed her, causing her to fall on top of her son. Martin then followed her to town in his van, reports show. Roberts said he noticed several marks on the girlfriend's head, arm and torso. The report does not indicate the child was injured. Martin was arrested and booked into the Suwannee County Jail. He has since been released.Man used guitar as weapon, say police Festival of Lights at Foster Center Page 11BINSIDE:

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The SHS men's soccer team. Photo:Submitted CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new Section BFriday, December 11, 2009Suwannee DemocratSPORTS SPORTS North Florida 549987-F1416 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak362-4724 JORDAN AGENCY, INC. J J By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comSuwannee placed 13th out of 30 teams at the Durant tournament Dec. 4 and 5. The tournament was held in Plant City. Suwannee was only four points behind Wakulla for the 10th place position. "This was the premiere tournament of the state," said coach David Laxton. "This was the best of the best." Jamie Alvarado placed third in the 285 pound class. Travis Laxton (112) placed fourth. Joe McMillan (215) placed sixth. Aaron Fountain (119) went for 2-2 and Josh Key (125) went for 3-2. "As a team we learned a lot," said Laxton. "I felt we got a little better." Laxton said Monday's practice at SHS went to "a new level of intensity."By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comThe Suwannee High School boys basketball team fell to Santa Fe Dec. 4, 60-47. The guys turned it around Saturday, however, defeating the Madison County Cowboys 66-63. "What we're lacking right now is point guard play," said coach James Perry. "That and we got to control turnovers, we just The Melody Christian Wildcat basketball team will take on the Arlington Country Day School of Jacksonville in District 3-1Aplay Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Suwannee County Coliseum in Live Oak. Arlington is ranked number three in the state, 74th in the nation. Come out and support the Wildcats. As everyone's mother always said, "it all works out for the best." Be careful for what you ask for, you might actually get it. Speaking of asking, I should have my Christmas list out soon. I'm easy to buy for, you can shop for me at the nearest ATM machine.SPORTS COMMENTARYMelody to battle ArlingtonA win and a loss for the ÔDogsMid-pack finish for SHSKeith Cherry leaps over his opponents for the basket.Photo:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comSuwannee soccer gains steam By Jimmy Prevatt Even if you are not a soccer fan, one can appreciate the week the Suwannee men's program had last week. The Bulldogs went on the road last week to register a long anticipated district win along with two big wins over undefeated, non-district foes last week to remain undefeated NaughtyBobby Bowden gets Notre Dame Job. Michael Vick gets a shock collar Tim Tebow doesn't get the Heisman. Tiger Woods gets neutered. Steve Spurrier gets Notre Dame Job. Tim Lincecum gets suspended for smoking dope. Flozell Adams gets tripped and clipped. Florida ends up ranked #6. FSU loses Bobby's last game. UCF, USF, Miami, Florida and FSU lose. Jaguars miss playoffs. The Bucs don't win another game. NiceBobby Bowden gets Notre Dame job, Go figure! Michael Vick gets flea collar and another gold tooth. Tim Tebow wins the Heisman. Tiger Woods gets domestic violence self-defense lessons. South Carolina cracks the top 10. The Cy Young winner offers some community service. Mr. Cheap Shot gets suspended. Maybe #3, Santa. West Virginia misses the plane. The state of Florida has more Bowls than cereal. They fill the stadium up. They get the first choice in next year's draft. It is Christmastime and Santa is checking the list. In the world of sports there is always a naughty and nice. Sometimes you can be both. I'm thinking Gator fans would like to see Alabama lose and Alabama fans think they deserve a National Championship. Football will be taking over the airways during the holiday season and we will really be finding out who has been bad. Here is this year's list of Naughty or Nice.Naughty or nice?SportaboutBy Tom Daniels Travis Laxton breaks away easily from his opponent at a recent match. See additional photo inside. Photo:Rudy Fletcher SEESUWANNEE,PAGE3B SEE A WIN,PAGE12BThe Suwannee Democrat needs you. Coaches and parents, send us your sports news, stats, articles. The Suwannee Democrat will run them in sports for free. Send information and/or photos to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com or drop them off a the front desk at 211 Howard St. East. For more information call 386-362-1734.Wanted: Sports News!Watson shines at state meetPage 12B

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Commissioners also recognized Tim Regan for his 35 years of service and retirement from the FWC's Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Regan, a biological administrator, worked out of the FWC's West Palm Beach office, coordinating landowner conservation efforts. The Commission also recognized John Rife, recipient of the Youth Hunting Program of Florida Landowner of the Year Award. Rife is a volunteer landowner who graciously opens his property Ð the Magnolia Hunt Club in Central Florida Ð to youth hunters. In addition, Commissioners recognized Naples artist Steve Whitlock for capturing stunning images of native fish and wildlife. Whitlock is known for his game fish illustrations and marine art on navigational charts, and he does pencil art and wildlife illustration. Finally, the Commission was introduced to the Kissimmee Okeechobee Everglades Big Cypress Coordination Team. The team is made up of FWC South Region staff, with expertise in managing imperiled species, inland and coastal habitats and fisheries. The team coordinates the FWC's involvement in the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, including the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2BSPORTS North Florida 500221-Fwww.nflaonline.com 500072-F Suwannee DemocratCall the Suwannee Democrat to start your home subscription today 386-362-1734 Look for gr eat daily specials on the boar d at Java Jax211 Howard St. East Live Oak 362-1734 START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT WITH JAVA JAX and the Suwannee DemocratRegular Cup of Coffee and a Suwannee Democrat$150Only 499518-F For those who were not able to attend last weekend's 4th Annual Charity Truckers 200 presented by Fountain Motorsports at Orlando SpeedWorld, you missed a great event. In spite of having to change the schedule at the last minute due to rain, fans and racers were not disappointed in the event. Founder Rick Bristol had to make a tough decision on Thursday after checking with the local weatherman about Friday's inclement weather coming in. As it turned out, he made the right call as Friday saw plenty of the wet stuff much of the day. Said a very tired but happy Rick Bristol, "I really want to thank all of the drivers, crews, fans, officials and sponsors for their tremendous support of the 4th Annual Charity Truckers 200, FFH Concert and Golf Tournament this year. While we learned a lot this year attempting our first golf tournament and concert, the main portion of what we raised was the Charity Truckers 200 weekend". "I really want to thank Gary Fountain (Fountain Motorsports), Ronnie Laing (Biscayne Roofing), Mike Sergi (MJS ConcreteInc.) , Joe Coulter (Coulter Motorsports), Phil Guadagno (Aaron's), Alan Bruns (Bruns Inc. General Contractors), Doug Webb (Webb's Commercial Services) and McCutchen Farms for being sponsors of the event. To all the award sponsors and lap sponsors thank you so much". The total raised was $21,315.33. Each family will receive $7,105.11. "I want to thank my Lord for blessing our events and using me to help others, it is such a blessing to be able to help people. To all my friends, family, officials who donated their time to work I can only say in words thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all will never know how much you mean to me. I pray a special blessing for each of you this Christmas and wish you a happy new year. May 2010 be better for many families who are hurting. God Bless ". Bristol is already hard at work planning the 5th Annual Charity Truckers 200. On Monday December 14, please join FASCAR in having some fun and helping underprivelaged children receive a gift from the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserves Toys For Tots program. The event will be hosted at the Garage Bar at the Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford, from 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Garage Bar will have a $4.99 All You Can Eat wing special along with numerous drink specials. The U.S. Marine Corp. will be attendance collecting toys and donations to purchase toys for children ages 916. We would like to invite the entire FASCAR family, New Smyrna Speedway, Orlando Speedworld and Columbia Motorsports Park to be a part of this event to help bring some Christmas joy to some very deserving youngsters. If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Joe Lewandoski at 386-547-6030 (cell) or 386-427-4129 (office) or you can contact Sgt. Hunter at 386-868-8755. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) December meeting opened with a host of recognitions for people who have dedicated their lives and careers to promoting fish and wildlife conservation. Among those recognized by the Commission: an FWC law enforcement officer, a retired FWC biologist, a landowner who works with the FWC to promote youth hunts, and a fish and wildlife artist. The Commission also was introduced to a team of FWC employees who are working to ensure sustainable fish and wildlife resources while South Florida's largest ecosystem is being restored. Col. Jim Brown recognized FWC Officer Benjamin "Bret" Gill of Levy County, recipient of the Shikar-Safari Club International Officer of the Year Award. Gill earned recognition from the group for his dedication to protecting fish and wildlife resources while patrolling Florida's woods and waters. FWC Commission meeting opens with recognitionsFASCAR and the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserves ÔToys for Tots' party4th Annual Charity Truckers 200 raises $21KEach sponsored family gets $7KTake this Florida roadkill quiz. You're driving along a highway and see a large, dead bear on the side of the road. Other drivers slow down and gawk in wonder at its hulking bulk. What do you do? Correct answer: Report it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 888-404-3922 and keep driving. An official will be along to remove it. Last week, Gary Evers, the owner of 1st Quality Plumbing in Orange City, heard about a large, dead black bear on Interstate 4 in Volusia County. He thought he'd like to get it mounted, so he sent his son, Christopher Evers, 27, of Orange City, and two employees to go pick it up. The two employees were Antony M. Pitti Jr., 46, of Port Orange, and Stephen E. Germany, 38, of Cassadaga. He told the younger Evers, however, to first check with the FWC to see if it was OK for them to take it and get it mounted. Seminole County Fire/Rescue and a Department of Transportation law enforcement officer were already there when Evers, Pitti Jr., and Germany got to the dead bear. The DOT officer told them theyWarning: Dont pick up dead bearscould take the carcass, but they needed to check with the FWC. Somewhere along the way there was a misunderstanding and nobody called the FWC. Instead, the three men just took the dead bear back to the plumbing shop. Another employee, William A. Townsend, 32, of Pierson, skinned it out so the hide could be mounted, and cut the meat into steaks. They put all of the parts into a couple of coolers. Before long, Gary Evers heard a news report that the FWC was looking for the bear carcass, since it is against the law to pick them up or possess them. That's when he called the FWC and explained what had happened. FWC Law Enforcement Officer Chris Goodreau arrived at the scene and gave warnings to Christopher Evers, Pitti, Germany and Townsend for possessing Florida black bear parts. "Because another law enforcement officer told them they could take the bear, the father called in to report the whole thing, they didn't try to hide the parts and willingly cooperated with the investigation, I gave them written warnings," said Goodreau. "They didn't kill the bear they just picked it up." Officers confiscated the bear remains and disposed of everything except for the hide, which the FWC will use to help educate people about Florida black bears. Check out the Suwannee Democrat page on Facebook.The Suwannee Democrat needs you. Please let us know of any interesting events or happenings at your church. The Suwannee Democrat will run them on the church page for free. Send information and/or photos via email to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com or drop them off at the front desk at 211 Howard St. East. For more information call 386-362-1734.Wanted:Church News!

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3BSPORTS North Florida Contact Monja Slater at the Suwannee Democrat to advertise on zip2save.com 386-362-1734 • 1-800-525-4182561228-F Now THAT'S Something To Smile About!500232-FThank you for submitting this week's SMILE photograph!Submit your photo for publication to:Suwannee DemocratP.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064 Macy McCormick with a gobbling friend for the season at 6-0-1. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Suwannee broke a mental block by downing chief district rival Sante Fe 3-0 at Sante Fe. It was the ÔDogs first win over the Raiders since 2003. The ÔDogs and Raiders began the first half sluggish during each teams first game after the Thanksgiving holiday. As the half wound down, the play finally stepped up when Suwannee scored 36 minutes into the half. Freshman Justin Shirah crashed the goal and buried a rebound off the goalie to put the Suwannee up 1-0. Sante Fe was quickly reeling when just minutes later, senior Tripp Prevatt hit a bullet past the keeper off a volley of a loose ball 30 yards out. In the second half the Raiders never really got any momentum as the Bulldog defense kept the ball on the Suwannee half of the pitch. The final tally came when Zach Dennison took an Austin O'Connor pass in front of the goal and slid it past the keeper to finish the win 3-0. Suwannee traveled to Jacksonville on Thursday, Dec. 3 to play the defending state champ and undefeated Bolles Bulldogs. The start of the game was delayed. Bolles would not relinquish the artificial turf field. They had extended preparation for their state semifinal playoff game. Suwannee prevailed in a hard fought physical battle over Bolles 2-1. From the outset, Bolles was hounded by the ÔDogs. The defense and senior goalkeeper Jake Hayes held Bolles scoreless in the first half. Meanwhile, Suwannee took the lead just 16 minutes into the game when Justin Shirah scored an unassisted goal on a shot off a rebound off a defender. Inspired by the play of the defense, the offense came out quickly in the second half. Just eight minutes after the break, Prevatt took an O'Connor through-ball and broke away behind the defense. Prevatt pulled the Bolles keeper to the right side of the goal and then buried the shot inside the left back post to take a 2-0 lead. Play got a little "chippy" as Bolles' frustration mounted with the Suwannee defense. Bolles finally got a score with nine minutes remaining in the game. A Bolles midfielder broke through on the left driving uncontested for the goal. Bolles then turned up the offensive heat and the physical play. However, Suwannee gave it right back to them. Senior defender Cory Cox got a big defensive save by sweeping away a Bolles shot on an open goal. Suwannee held on for the 2-1 win. Suwannee wrapped up the third game of the week with a home win Friday night, Dec. 4, in a steady rain over P. K. Yonge, 3 -1. The Gainesville soccer power also swept into town brandishing an undefeated record but left with muddy ÔDog prints on their backs. After the late return trip from Bolles, the ÔDogs were slow to start. P. K. Continued From Page 1BSuwannee soccer gains steam Mid-pack finish for SHSThe SHS wrestling team took first place at the Ocala Forest High School wrestling tournament recently. Photo:Rudy FletcherYonge took advantage of the ÔDogs late night by quickly scoring in the first eight minutes. The ÔDogs offense finally got untracked 36 minutes into the half when Prevatt sent a long cross field pass to O'Connor making a deep run. O'Connor chested the pass down and beat the keeper with a low driving shot to tie the game 1-1. Just three minutes later, O'Connor tallied his second goal of the half off a quick pass from Shirah. In the second half, the defense stiffened limiting P. K. Yonge to just two shots on goal. Prevatt put the game out of reach 3 -1 with five minutes to play on a low shot off a rebound.

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SaturdayDec. 19Annual Christmas dinnerFaith in Christ Anglican Church and the Christian Mission in Action will be sponsoring the free annual Christmas dinner this year. The dinner will be a traditional Christmas dinner with all the fixings. We will have turkey, ham, beans, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry sauce and desserts. There will be singing, gifts and a gospel message. We will also have a prayer team circulating for individual prayer needs. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Suwannee County Coliseum in Live Oak. Every one is welcome. The dinner is free to all. Fr Don Wilson www.ficang.orgClothes closetWellborn United Methodist Church clothes closet is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Also, the food pantry is open by appointment. Telephone 386-963-4322 or 386-963-3071.Wanted: church newsThe Suwannee Democrat needs you. Please let us know of any interesting events or happenings at your church. The Suwannee Democrat will run them on the church page for free. Send information and/or photos via email to nf.editorial@gaflnews.com or drop them off at the front desk at 211 Howard St. East. For more information call 386-362-1734. Ongoing church meetings AWANAclubs-Wednesday nights, First Baptist Church of Live Oak. Info: 386-362-1583, www.fbcliveoak.orgclick on children's ministry. Bethel Creek Baptist Churchhosts a singing group at 6 p.m., first Sunday. Church is located at 8945 CR 53, Day. Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated after the singing and all are welcome. Bible college classes offeredThird Saturday, from 2-5 p.m. at 104 Beech St., NE, Live Oak. Yearning to learn more about the Word? Can't attend classes full time? Maybe this is your answer. Info: Dr. Simpson, 386-3641607 or 386-344-4192.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAKNorth Florida To advertise on this page, please call Nancy Goodwin at (386) 362-1734 ext. 103Devotional and Devotional and Jiffy Food Stores499827-F"The Store Around The Corner From Where You Live"STORE ON NORTH OHIO OPEN 24 HOURS LIVE OAK • WELLBORN • MAYO • DOWLING PARK EPISCOPAL ADVENT CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC Dixie Grill499829-F"Specializing in Steaks & Seafood" DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS (WITH VEGETABLE) Open 7 Days 5:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. 364-2810 CATERING SERVICE & PRIVATE PARTIES Howard Street Dry CleanQuality Laundry and Dry Cleaning • Same Day Service •705 West Howard Street Live Oak, Florida 32064(386) 364-5211499831-FWELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCHDr. Donald Minshew, Senior Pastor Rev. Tommy Smith, Minister of Education and Youth Mr. Tim Scott, Worship Leader U.S. 90 West & Lowe Lake Rd., Wellborn Church Phone 963-2231 wellbornbaptist@windstream.net SUNDAY Sunday School.............................................9:15 am (Classes for all ages) Morning Worship Service..........................10:30 am Children's Church (Grades K-4th) Children's Choir...........................................4:45 pm CiA/Mission Friends....................................6:00 pm Evening Worship..........................................6:00 pm WEDNESDAY Family Dinner..............................................5:30 pm AWANA.......................................................6:30 pm One Way Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12)......6:30 pm Prayer/Bible Study.......................................7:00 pm Nursery is available for all services501075-FWESTWOOD BAPTIST920 11th Street, SW (Newbern Road) 362-1120Dr. Jimmy Deas, Pastor Rev. Jim McCoy, Minister of Music and Senior Adults SUNDAYSunday School..................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship & Childrens Church 10:50 a.m. Discipleship Training.......................5:00 p.m. Childrens Choirs..............................6:20 p.m. Youth Choir......................................5:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service.................6:30 p.m. TUESDAYMens Prayer Group meet at Dixie Grill.......6:30 a.m. Lady Quilters....................................9:00 a.m. Praise Team Rehearsal......................7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAYLadies Prayer Group.........................9:30 a.m. Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal....5:00 p.m. Mid-Week Service............................6:30 p.m. Youth Group.....................................6:30 p.m. RAs, GAs, Mission Friends............6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal......................7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday of each month Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal.......10:00 a.m. 3rd Thursday of each month Senior Saint Singers Rehearsal.......10:00 a.m. Senior Adult Bible Study................11:00 a.m.Senior Adult Covered Dish Luncheon.............12:00 noon501073-FBIXLER MEMORIAL ADVENT CHRISTIANAdvent Christian Village, Dowling Park Rev. Steve Lawson & Rev. Rosemary Humbles & Rev. John Harper Youth Pastor Rev. Randy LambSUNDAYMorning Worship............................9:55 a.m. Christian Education Hour..............11:15 a.m. Evening Worship and Children's Group.............................6:00 p.m.501065-FANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH5203 County Road 795 362-3101 Church Rev. David McKeithenSUNDAYSunday School...................................9:45 am Morning Worship.............................11:00 am Evening Worship...............................6:00 pmWEDNESDAYPrayer Service....................................7:00 pm501117-FST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH928 East Howard St. U.S. 90 East Father Richard Perko P.O. Box 1179 Live Oak, Florida 32060 (386) 364-1108SUNDAYSt. Therese of the Child Jesus (Jasper) Sunday Mass......................................8:00 am St. Francis Xavier (Live Oak) Sunday Mass......................................9:30 am Sunday (Spanish) Mass...................12:00 pmWEDNESDAYWednesday Mass...............................7:00 pmTHURSDAYThursday Mass...................................9:00 amFRIDAYFriday Mass.......................................9:00 amSATURDAYSaturday (Vigil) Mass........................5:00 pm501129-FST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH1391 SW 11th Street, Live OakWEDNESDAYEucharist & Unction........................10:30 am & 6:00 pmTHURSDAYEucharist............................................7:00 amSUNDAYEucharist............................................9:00 am Sunday School...................................9:45 am Eucharist..........................................11:00 am Nursery provided for both services. Parish hall available for community activities For more information call (386) 362-1837 The Rev. Donald L. Woodrum Rector499834-F The Suwannee Democrat(386) 362-1734 Serving the community since 1884499826-F501031-FFIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH699 Pinewood Drive (386) 362-1802 Rev. Tim Carver, PastorSUNDAYSunday School..................................9:30 am Worship Service..............................10:30 am Evening Service................................6:30 pmWEDNESDAYBible Study.....................................10:30 amMOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH"Growing Together As Family" 5314 98th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060(From US 90, take CR 417 to 98th Terrace and follow signs)Senior Pastor John Watkins www.mtobc.com 386-963-5603SUNDAYBible Study (Sunday School).......................9:45 am Celebration Worship...................................11:00 am Evening Worship..........................................6:00 pm Depth (Student Bible Study)........................6:00 pmWEDNESDAYFamily Supper..............................................5:00 pm Kidz Club.....................................................6:00 pm Discipleship Classes for Adults....................6:30 pm Flood Student Worship.................................6:30 pm501074-FROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCHWhere the "Son" always shines 8422 169th Rd., Live Oak, Florida 32060 (386) 362-3971 Pastor Ed Tharpe (129 S. to 11th St. go to roundabout follow to 136. Travel approx 7 miles turn right onto 169th Rd.)SUNDAYSunday School....................................9:30 am Morning Worship..............................11:00 am Evening Worship................................5:00 pm Choir Practice.....................................4:00 pmWEDNESDAYPrayer service.....................................6:00 pm Team Kid Club...................................6:00 pm Nursery & "Little Children's Church" provided565556-FFRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCHPastor: Dr. David Teems 14364 140th St., Live Oak, FL 32060 386-776-1010 or 386-776-1418 email address: Suwannee baptasso@alltel.netSUNDAY SERVICESSunday Morning Bible Study......................9:45 am Worship Service.........................................11:00 am (Children's Church during Morning Worship) Discipleship Training...................................6:00 pm (Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study, Youth Discipleship, Youth Choir, Children's Choir Evening Worship.........................................7:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESWednesday Evening Supper........................5:45 pm Awanas.........................................................6:30 pm Bible Study & Prayer Time.........................7:00 pm Nursery available during all services558112-FSHADY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST15 miles West Hwy.90 2 Miles Down River Road Rev. David Hingson, 658-2547 SUNDAY Sunday School...................................9:45 am Worship............................................11:00 am Church Training................................6:00 pm Evening Worship...............................7:00 pm WEDNESDAY AWANA Club (Ages 3-12 grades)....6:25 pm Prayer & Bible Study........................7:00 pm501128-F ANGLICANFAITH IN CHRIST CHURCH9317 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Lake City1/2 mile east of Suwannee/Columbia County lineRev. Don Wilson www.ficang.orgSUNDAYHoly Communion..........................9:30 am 1928 Book Of Common Prayer Bible Study..................................10:45 am For more information: Church Office 754-2827 Rev. Wilson 208-9882558116-F BAPTIST (SOUTHERN) BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH401 West Howard Street • Live Oak, FL 32064 Phone: 386-362-1583 • Fax 386-364-6478 Email: firstbaptistchurch@fbcliveoak.org www.fbcliveoak.org Rev. Phillip Herrington, Pastor Rev. Steve Sweitzer, Pastoral Care/Administration Rev. Alan Lott, Music and WorshipSUNDAYEarly Worship..............................................8:30 am Sunday School.............................................9:45 am Morning Worship.......................................11:00 am Discipleship Training..................................6:00 pm Evening Worship.........................................7:00 pmWEDNESDAYAWANA..............................................5:50-8:00 pm Youth Discipleship..............................5:30-6:30 pm Dulos Youth......................................6:45-8:00 pm Adult Small Group..............................6:00-8:00 pm Midweek Prayer..................................6:30-7:30 pm501068-FMARY BELLE BAPTIST CHURCH14919 76th St. (West 90, 1-3/4 miles from the Jiffy Store) Darrell Curls, PastorSUNDAYSunday School............................................10:00 am Morning Worship........................................11:00 am Evening Worship..........................................6:00 pm501070-FFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DOWLING PARK"Sharing the Joy of Jesus" Rev. Shawn Johnson Pastor 11274 235th Lane (In Dowling Park on Hwy. 250) Live Oak, FL 32060 (386) 658-2360 or (386) 658-3715 E-Mail: fbcdp@hotmail.com www.dowlingparkbaptist.comSUNDAYSunday School.............................................9:30 am Worship Service.........................................10:45 am Evening Bible Exploration Services....................................6:00 pm • Nursery Available all Services • Pre-K to 2nd Grade Junior Church conducted during 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ServiceWEDNESDAYMid Week Prayer Service............................6:30 pm501067-F BAPTIST (SOUTHERN)PINEMOUNT BAPTIST CHURCHUS 129 South (Across from the S&S Store) Post Office Box 129-McAlpin, Florida (386) 362-5634 Nursery provided for each worship service Worship and Fellowship Opportunities of the Week Pastor: Matthew BarkerSUNDAYBible School.................................................9:45 am Morning Worship.......................................11:00 am Evening Worship.........................................6:30 pm WEDNESDAY Family Night Supper...................................6:00 pm AWANA Club..............................................6:30 pm Prayer Meeting............................................7:00 pm Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves togetherÉ but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:25565546-FWESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH13969 Railroad St. Live Oak, FL 32060 "Experiencing God Together" Van Freeman, Pastor 386-397-1350 SUNDAY Sunday School................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .........................11:00 a.m. Children's Church.........................11:30 a.m. Evening Worship............................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting...............................7:00 p.m.555677-F 501006-F APOSTOLICHEALING DELIVERANCE PERFECTING THE SAINTS OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES"A CHURCH WHERE JESUS IS LORD" 517 Walker Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064 386-364-1607 SERVICES SUNDAY & THURSDAY 5 p.m. E-MAIL: luesimpson@windstream.com INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE WEBSITE: www.healingdeliveranceministries.com DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION TODAY OR CALL 364-1607 JACKSONVILLE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (GRADUATE STUDIES) REVELATION MESSAGE BIBLE COLLEGE (UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES) IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, REVELATION MESSAGE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE SERVICES: 2nd SUNDAYS 11 A.M. AT 104 BEECH STREET, LIVE OAK, FL 32064 SENIOR PASTOR & FACILITATOR: DR. LINDA SIMPSON565560-FSUWANNEE SPRINGS FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH3801 US Hwy. 129, Live Oak, FL Pastor Sid Baker 129 North, 3-1/2 miles past McDonalds SUNDAY Morning Worship........................11:00 a.m. Evening Service............................6:00 p.m.565554-FMT. GILEAD BAPTIST CHURCH18305 56th St., Live Oak, FL 386-362-3782 Rev. Bobby McCray, Pastor (386-294-1337) Sunday School............................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship......................................11:00 a.m. Evening Service.........................................6:00 p.m. Children's Church Provided Wed. Night Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00 p.m. Experiencing God together, and not forsaking the assembling of our selves together, but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:25559547-F CHURCHCALENDAR SEECHURCH,PAGE5B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5BNorth Florida LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD9828 US Hwy 129 South Rev. Fred R. Watson 362-2483 Web: www.liveoakchurchofgod.comSUNDAYSunday School.............................................9:45 am Morning Worship......................................10:38 am Children's Church.....................................10:38 am Childrens Choir...........................................5:30 pm Evening Worship.........................................6:30 pm WEDNESDAY Pre-service Meal.........................................5:45 pm Family Training Hour..................................7:00 pm Preschool Classes, Boys Clubs, Girls Clubs, V.I.B.E. Youth Church, Young Adults Class and Sanctuary Bible Class FRIDAY Prayer at the Gates of the City..........7:00 8:15 am501138-F PENTECOSTAL NON-DENOMINATIONALChurch DirectoryChurch Directory501006-FLIVE OAK FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD13793 76th St. (Mitchell Rd.), Live Oak, FL Rev. Darin Wilson 362-2189SUNDAYSunday School..............................................9:30 am Children's Church.......................................10:30 am Morning Worship........................................10:30 am Evening Worship..........................................6:00 pm Wednesday Night..........................................7:30 pm501124-F UNITED METHODIST NAPA of Live OakCars • Trucks • Imports • Farm • Auto PaintMachine Shop Service209 Duval • (386) 362-2329499833-F499832-F Bayway ServicesSteam Carpet & Upholstery CleaningResidential & Commercial 362-2244 • IICRC Certified • Fire & Water Damage Restoration Specialists • 24 Hour Emergency Service 500005-FLIVE OAK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE915 Church Ave., SW 1 Block So. of Mayo Road North of High School Rev. Louis J. MedarisSUNDAYSunday School...................................9:45 am Morning Worship.............................11:00 am Evening Worship...............................6:00 pmWEDNESDAYEvening Prayer Meeting....................7:00 pm"A Church on the Move" NAZARENE INTERDENOMINATIONAL SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH830 Pinewood Street, Live Oak, FL (386) 362-2323SUNDAY9:45 AM Sunday School for children, youth and adults 11:00 AM Morning WorshipWEDNESDAY5:45 PM Family Fellowship Meal 6:30 PM Kingdom Kids Children, Partners in Christ Youth, and Adult Bible Study 7:30 PM Choir Practice Randy Wilding, Pastor A Christ-centered, Gospel-proclaiming, People-loving, Family Church500011-F PRESBYTERIANFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A.421 White Avenue, Live Oak (386) 362-3199 Pastor Shirley MerganSUNDAYSunday School............................................9:45 am Worship.....................................................11:00 am Communion First Sunday of every month500012-FPINE GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH5300 CR 136A, Live Oak Phone (386) 362-5595 Pastor George Swearengin SUNDAY Sunday School........................................................9:30 a.m. Choir Practice.........................................................5:00 p.m. Traditional Service................................................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service.........................................6:00 p.m. MONDAY Prayer Service.........................................................7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Youth Group Service..............................................5:00 p.m. Praise Team Rehearsal ...........................................6:00 p.m. Bible Study.............................................................7:00 p.m. "Enter to Worship É. Depart to Service"501119-F501118-FLIVE OAK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHPastor Brandon White 11239 SR 51, Live Oak, FL 32071 364-0717 English; 330-2575 SpanishSATURDAY SERVICESSabbath School......................................................9:15 am Devine.................................................................11:00 amTUESDAYWorship & Tuesday Night Prayer Meting......................................................7:00 p.m. 501808-F621 North Ohio Avenue • Live Oak, Florida 32060 • (386) 362-1848 • Fax (386) 364-4661• (800) 457-6082Complete Printing Services from Business Forms, Tickets, Letterheads, Envelopes, Program Books, COLOR COPIES, etc...Suwannee graphicsPRINTING • COPY SERVICE PENTECOSTALMELODY CHRISTIAN CENTER & Melody Christian AcademyHighway 129 South • Live Oak, FL (386) 364-4800 Children's Ministry-Youth Ministry-Adults Services: Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (TBA) Wednesday 7:00 pm Adults Children's Ministry Revolution Youth Church Saturday 7:00 pm Revolution Club Nursery Available All Services Pastor Frank C. Davis499938-F565557-FWELLBORN UNITED METHODIST12005 CR 137 963-2154 • 963-3071 Pastor James Messer Music: Geiger Family SUNDAYSunday School.......................................10:00 am Worship Service....................................11:00 am Evening Service......................................6:00 pm @ Huntsville UMC, Lake Jeffery Road Youth Meeting.........................................3:00 pm TUESDAYPrayer Intercession at the Alter 7:00 am, Noon and at 7:00 pm Church is opened all day, Everyone is welcome McLeran Memorial Public Library Tuesday 9:00 am 12:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am 1:00 pm WEDNESDAYBible Study.............................................7:00 pm CHRIST CENTRAL MINISTRIES15445 US Highway 129 S. (7 miles South of town) (386) 208-1345 Sunday Morning Service..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Dinner, open to public.....5:15 p.m. Wednesday Night Service..................7:00 p.m. Pastor Wayne Godsmark, Lead Pastor499943-FDOWLING PARK CHURCH OF GOD23500 CR 250, Dowling Park • 658-3151 www.dowlingparkcog.com Rev. Shane PoolerSUNDAYSunday School............................................9:45 am Morning Worship......................................11:00 am Children's Church.....................................11:00 am Evening Worship........................................6:30 pmWEDNESDAYFamily Training..........................................7:00 pm Classes for every age Nursery Provided on Sunday501121-FLIVE OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCHPastor: Dr. W. Ray Kelley Corner of Hamilton and Ohio Aves. (Hwy. 129 N) (386) 362-1085 (386) 209-1614 www.liveoakchristian.orgSUNDAYSunday School................................10:00 am Family Worship..............................11:00 am Evening Worship..............................6:00 pmWEDNESDAYBible Study.......................................7:00 pm500009-FNEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH160th St. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Pastor: Stan Posey Phone (386) 776-1806SUNDAYSunday Worship......................................9:30 am Bible Study...........................................10:30 amWEDNESDAYWomen's Bible Study................................10 am501120-FFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH311 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak • 362-2047 Pastor: Dr. William Finnin "COME WORSHIP WITH US" SUNDAYContemporary Worship..........................9:00 am Sunday School.....................................10:00 am Morning Worship.................................11:00 am WEDNESDAYYouth Meeting.......................................6:00 pm Adult Handbells....................................6:00 pm Men's Crusaders....................................7:00 pm Chancel Choir........................................7:30 pm Nursery available Sunday 9:00 and 11:00 services501916-F $150 & Up CashFor Junk Vehicles Will Remove any kind of scrap metal Free PickupCall 386-867-1396 549946-FCall Junk Joe UNITED METHODIST 561855-Fwww.christianhitradio.net www.newlifebiblebookstore.comSunday Morning Bible Study on 91.3FMVerse by verse study on the Book of Hebrews. Starting Nov. 22, 7-8 a.m. Live with Randy Jordan, owner of New Life Bible BookstoreLIVE! CHURCHCALENDAR First Baptist Church of Live Oak Free food and clothing ministry Food ministry, second and fourth Fridays from 7-10 a.m.; clothes ministry, first and third Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 386-362-1583. GreaterVisions Support Group Addictions Support Group Greater Visions, a faith-based addictions support group Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Central Ministries, 1550 Walker Ave. SW, Live Oak, in the Suwannee County Mall. Group provides spiritual and emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Info: 386208-1345. Old Time Gospel Memorial Jamboree -first Friday, 6:30 p.m., in Lee Worship Center, 398 Magnolia Drive, Lee; free Gospel concert; open mike; everyone is invited, bring a covered dish and bring a friend; door prize; free will offering and donations taken to benefit the roof building fund and expenses of the sing; groups, singers and pickers, if you want to perform or for more information, contact Allen and Brenda McCormick, 850-971-4135, after 6 p.m. Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) Afaith-based support group for mothers with infants to school age children. Come and enjoy talking with other moms, guest speakers, snacks, crafts, children's activities; 9:30 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Tuesdays, SeptemberMay) at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Howard Street, Live Oak; Info: 386-362-1583. Christian Mission in Action first Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth Center, 12001 NWSeventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560. Christian Mission in Action Ministry free food and clothing give-away, second Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at John H. Hale Park and Recreation Center, Duval Street, Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560. Christian Mission in Action Ministries Free clothing give-away on the third Saturday of every month 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Youth Center, 12001 NWSeventh St., Live Oak; Info: Audrey Sharpe, 386-364-4560 or 386-266-6816. Live Oak Church of God "Prayerat the City Gates" Live Oak Church of God holds "Prayer at the City Gates," every Friday, 7-8:15 a.m., 9828 US 129 South and the Continued From Page 4B SEECHURCH,PAGE7B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6BNorth Florida 6694 U.S. Hwy. 129 North Live Oak, FL 32060 Phone: (386) 362-2600 Accommodations... Complimentary Deluxe Breakfast Bar 69 Guest Rooms Free DSL • Outdoor Pool 27" Remote Color TV • Fitness Room536093-F E-Mail: danielsfuneralhome@hotmail.com Web Page: www.danielsfuneralhome.com Live Oak1126 Ohio Ave. North 386-362-4333 Branford408 Suwannee Ave. 386-935-1124DANIELSFuneral Homes and Crematory, Inc. Our family serving yours since 1948.• Sincere Compassion • Personal Service • A name you can trust535568-F Derek Loadholtz CPCU CLU ChFC, Agent 1562 South Ohio Avenue Live Oak, FL 32064 Bus: 386-364-3535 www.derekloadholtz.com 535566-F By David H. Matier Doctor of Pastoral Counseling dmatier@windstream.net In Revelation (notice there is no "s" on the end of that word) the Apostle John writes as he was commanded of the Holy Spirit about the seven churches. During his life time these churches were seven literal churches but they also represent seven ages of the church; seven periods that the church would go through. And I submit to you that today the church is in the last age, or the age of the seventh church, the Laodicean Church (Revelation 3:14-22) In Revelation 1:19 God gives you the outline of the Book of Revelation: "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;" The seven churches fall under "which are." Beginning in Revelation chapter 4 you have the things "which shall be hereafter." That is why when someone asks you, "Do you think we are living during the time of the seventh seal?" or something pertaining to something after chapter 4 in Revelation you know they are not adhering to sound doctrine because they are not following the outline that the book gave of itself in itself. What better outline could you use? Too often students of the Word jump over the study of these churches. William R. Newell, in his book Revelation Chapter-By-Chapter has an interesting statement at the beginning of the second chapter. He states the portion of the Revelation the messages to the churches take up and then says, "The true student of God's word learns to give most attention to what God most emphasizes. Therefore we beg the reader not to pass lightly over these seven solemn messages from the Lord Himself concerning our own days, nor to be in undue haste to get over into the distinctly prophetic and more spectacular part of The Revelation, beginning at chapter four." Then he writes, "Someone truly says, ÔThere is always a tendency in the human heart to become occupied with the dispensation in which we are not.'" First of all God said to the Angel of the church Ð the messenger or pastor if you please "I know thy works" (Revelation 3:15). God knows. He knows that the church is not capable of bringing comfort because it is neither "cold" nor "hot." You need to pray like the two blind men the Lord encountered along the way side. When He asked them what they wanted they said, "Lord that our eyes may be opened" (Matthew 20:33). In effect, today's church makes Him sick; "I wilt spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of By Derek Maul There's a lot to like about two consecutive rainy cool days in West Central Florida. One of course is the constant hum of the tea kettle on the boil. Weather like this lends itself to British style hot tea and what's left of Thanksgiving's date-nut bread. The constant background, though, has been the weaving of a devotional tapestry via prettymuch every seasonal music CD we own. I enjoy watching my wife, Rebekah, move through the house with creative purpose, slowly assembling an Advent ambiance that is unique every year. It's an art form, a kind of festive feng-shui. Yesterday evening, rounding the corner with two cups of steaming tea in hand, I saw her tinkering with the tree, adjusting something that spoke subtly of Advent hope, a private smile lighting the edges of her mouth. "What are you enjoying so much," I asked. I think I already knew, but magic spoken aloud is that much more compelling. "Just a memory," she said. But it was more than a memory, it was a moment; this moment, this slice of our life together, lived out in peace and served up with hot tea, experienced in a home that we have crafted together out of faithful lives and years of raising children, in the context of abiding faith and the deep knowledge and experience of grace upon grace. We may live in the now; but this exact time in "chronos" is layered with meaning and purpose that make more sense in terms of "kairos". When Rebekah paused her hand resting on a particular object that called up both memory and promise what occurred happened both at 8:45 p.m. in the evening of Dec. 4 É and in the context of a timeless interface with the Kingdom that Jesus talked about so much via parable and invitation. I believe this is the secret to embracing the coming of Jesus in a fresh way each year. Not a drummed up emotion leveraged by ritual or by guilt or by nostalgia... but an apprehension that we exist as human beings in a realm that is neither limited by time and space nor by the narrow constructs we impose, rationales necessarily limited by the parameters of our finite brains and "verifiable" experiences. My advice? Be open to the Spirit of God. Peace; Grace; Hope; Love & Joy DEREK Ñ My author page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/DerekMaul/e/B001JS9WC4/ref=ntt_athr_ dp_pel_1 Check out my Web site www.Derekmaul.net Read my (daily) blog www.derekmaulonthehalfshell.blogspot.com. By now you are probably getting ready for (or at least thinking about) some sort of Christmas celebration. I can't help wondering what you have in mind. Of all the things we enjoy most about the holidays, the extra time spent with family and friends probably tops the list. What a great time to make memories! I guess we all get that picture perfectâ holiday in mind from those Norman Rockwell paintings and the holiday commercials that promise us the "most wonderful time of the year". Trouble is, rarely does the real world live up to those promises. Perhaps you are spending Christmas without a loved one this year because of death or divorce, or maybe just too many miles between you. Possibly unresolved conflict or just conflicting schedules have left you feeling left out and things haven't turn out like you hoped. Mary and Joseph knew a little bit about that: "So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her first-born, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:4-7 Can you even imagine? When the first real labor pain came, Mary had to be thinking, "This is not how it was supposed to be!" Giving birth to your firstborn is a big enough deal, but giving birth to God's Son? Surely Mary didn't see the stable and manger when she pictured her due date. Those pretty Nativity scenes we set up each year are wonderful decorations, but the real deal was dirty and it smelled like animals. Not exactly the place for a newborn. Only because Mary had a heart of thanksgiving and was obedient to God's plan ("I am the Lord's servant, may it be to me as you have said. Luke 1:38) was she able to make those sacrifices with such grace. Instead of a soft, clean bed, she gave birth on the floor of a stable. Instead of her mother and Faith in Christ Anglican Church and the Christian Mission in Action will be sponsoring the free annual Christmas dinner this year. The dinner will be a traditional Christmas dinner with all the fixings. We will have turkey, ham, beans, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry sauce and desserts. There will be singing, gifts and a gospel message. We will also have a prayer team circulating for individual prayer needs. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Suwannee County Coliseum in Live Oak. Every one is welcome. The dinner is free to all. Fr Don Wilson www.ficang.orgRELIGION Annual Christmas dinnerA Christmas that lives beyond time and spaceother women tending to her, she was alone with Joseph, who was no doubt as overwhelmed as she was. Instead of a cradle to lay her son, she placed him in a feed trough; nope, not at all what she had in mind. As you think about this, and the rest of the story, consider the fact that if Mary and Joseph had been anywhere else, those shepherds, whom God chose to be the first witnesses of the birth of his Son, would have missed it. Shepherds were not exactly high on the social ladder, but who better to understand the amazing truth that God had just provided the perfect "Lamb" that would one day be the sacrifice to take away the sins of the world? Don't miss that fact that while the shepherds were not whom Mary and Joseph were expecting, they were invited by a host of God's angels. Could it be that when we feel like there is no room for us anywhere, it is because God has made room for us somewhere else, or that He is making room for someone else to be with us? Try this perspective when dealing with holiday plans for your family. If someone can't be there, look around and see who that makes room for. Perhaps a single adult or someone without any nearby family. If too many miles or your schedule cause you to miss family celebrations, look around to see where God is making room for you. Celebration is ultimately up to us, and the attitude we choose to take. Our plans may not work out exactly like we hoped, but it could be that God has something extra special in mind this year. Believe it, because your heart matters. Blessings, Angie We would love to hear about your most memorable Christmas celebration, and what made it special. Email Angie at angieland3 @windstream.net Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. What a great time to make memoriesHeart Matters By Angie Landnothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counseled thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be clothed and that the shame of they nakedness do not appear; and anoint eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent" (Revelation 3:16Ñ19). And then in verse 20, the verse we so often use in evangelism the Bible says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." This verse, in the context is speaking about the church. It is time that the church let Jesus in! It is about time for the church to include Jesus in their services! But the real problem is most churches aren't even aware of his absence! The Lord Jesus stands at the door, waiting for you to repent of "playing church." Waiting for the church to say, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." Next time you go to church claim His promise "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). This is a specific promise to those who come together for a specific purpose Ð to worship and praise Him! And watch His Spirit work in your midst as you expect Him to. Let the children in your church grow up seeing the real thing. Don't let them be like the young boy, that when asked to write a letter to God, by his Sunday School teacher, wrote, "Dear God, We had a good time at church today. Wish You could have been there." Oh, that God might work in our midst! David H. Matier DPC dmatier@windstream.net. Is Christ in your church?

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7BNorth Florida 565401-F DINING GUIDE DINING GUIDETo place your ad in our Dining Guide, call Nancy at The Suwannee Democrat at 362-1734. LIVE OAK Florida 5:00 AM10:00 PM DIXIE GRILLE. HOWARD STREETSTEAKS & SEAFOODSFriday & Saturday Nights Prime Rib "Good Home Cooked Meals"364-2810501923-F Lunch and Dinner 7 Days A Week US 90 West at I-75 Lake CityGreat Steaks! Killer Ribs and Ice Cold Beer 501922-F ª Since 1940Whether you're looking for a great lunch or a delicious dinnerÉ817 South Ohio Ave.HOT EATSÉCOOL TREATS501920-FTo place your ad in our Dining Guide, call Nancy at 362-1734.500640-F By Rev. James L. Snyder I never have to look at the calendar to know when the Christmas holiday season is approaching. As soon as I lay down my fork on Thanksgiving Day, the battle drums begin to roll. Somebody, who apparently does not have much of a life, takes a pot shot at the Christmas holiday. You would think, from some of their comments, the Christmas holiday was the greatest conspiracy in all of human history. According to these protesters, the very word "Christmas," offends them to no degree. They forbid people to say cheerfully, "Merry Christmas," as if those words in and of themselves would create the repair of damage to the person hearing them. To placate these value-challenged patrons, some businesses have chosen not to put the word "Christmas," anywhere near their business, replacing that offensive word with the words, "Happy Holidays." Even employees are prohibited wishing customers a Merry Christmas but rather a "Happy Holiday." This, according to the all-wise Christmas Grinch, is more acceptable than simply saying, "Merry Christmas." Of course, anybody who is as smart as a fifth-grader knows that the word "holiday," according to Webster's dictionary, means, "Areligious feast day; a holy day." So instead of saying "Merry Christmas," they want us to say, "Have a happy holy fest day," which seems more religious to me. I am thinking of starting a grassroots movement of people who are offended by people who are offended by the word "Christmas." The only problem with this, I would have a hard time finding people as nasty, venomous and as greymatter-challenged as those offended by the word "Christmas." Generally speaking, people who believe in Christmas and the Christmas spirit are a rather good, loving and generous people. Part of our agenda would go something like this. People offended by the word "Christmas" and by celebrating the Christmas season should not be allowed to take Christmas day off with pay. I do not hear any of these people complaining that they have Christmas day off with pay. If they really were offended by the Christmas season they would refuse taking any time off and getting paid for it. Along with this, all those objecting to Christmas would not be eligible for any kind of Christmas gift or Christmas bonus. All of these "offensive goodies," would go to those who love and appreciate the Christmas season. All government offices would be opened on Christmas day and staffed by all those people who find the Christmas season so very offensive. Why isn't the post office open on Christmas day? Moreover, why don't I get my Christmas Cards delivered to me on Christmas day? To further our agenda, all those offended by Christmas should not be permitted to shop at Christmas time to purchase "Christmas gifts." Nor should they accept any Christmas gifts. If they are really honestly offended by the Christmas season this should be anathema to them. Any businessperson with a store should not have a Christmas sale. If they are really offended by Christmas, why do they insist on benefiting from those who delight in Christmas? And while I am on the subject, why are all of these people who want to take God out of government, our school system and businesses still greedily accepting American dollars that has clearly printed on it, "In God we trust." If they were really true to their beliefs, they would never touch another American dollar in their life. This would be another part of our grassroots agenda. Those desiring to take God out of all of these things, if they are honest people, should surrender all their money to people who believe in God. After all, if you do not believe in God, why accept money that boasts in believing God? Throughout the rest of the year, prayer in school offends these Grinches. This has always "wondered me." They do not believe in Christmas or God and yet when either is mentioned they go into a convulsive seizure as though their very life is being threatened. If I did not believe in something as radically as these people say they do not believe in God or Christmas it would not threaten me. I might smile at people who believed in it, but it sure would not bother me and I would not be upset to the point where I would forbid others celebrating it. After all, I do not believe in Halloween, but I have not started a movement to ban it from our country. I think it rather silly for people to get all dressed up in scary costumes, pretending to be something they are not and begging for candy. As of today, I have not started a movement to ban them from running for political office. I allow those who do not believe in Christmas or in God to celebrate their holidays: Halloween and April 1. Just let me celebrate my holidays. I celebrate Christmas because of what the Bible says. "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father" (Galatians 4:4-6 KJV). Christmas means that God provided redemption for all humanity. Jesus is the reason for the season. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site is www.whatafellowship.com.RELIGION Behold, the Christmas Grinch comethroundabout. Info: 386-362-2483. Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting Fellowship of Christian Cowboys meeting; 5:30 p.m.; first Saturday; SRRC Arena in Branford; and 5:30 p.m., second Saturday; Suwannee County Coliseum Arena, Live Oak. "Coming to terms with yourdivorce" First Baptist Church of Live Oak, Howard Street; nine-week course, "Coming to Terms with Your Divorce." Info: 386-3621583. Broken Lance Native American Church On the Jesus Path. The church "for all people," is located at the corner of Hwy 129 South and 102nd Terrace in Live Oak, about one and three quarter miles South past Publix. The physical address is 11716-A. Sunday services: 11 a.m., morning worship service (mainstream doctrinally, bring your musical instrument and sit in). Tuesdays, 7 p.m., craft night. Info: 386-364-5998 or 386-364-6547. Services at noon on Wednesdays at EbenezerAME Church Ebenezer AME Church, corner Houston Avenue and Parshley Street; worship services at noon each Wednesday for one hour; lunch served by church staff; The Rev. Charles E. Graham, pastor. Continued From Page 5B Submitted The Suwannee High School JVbasketball team defeated district rival Santa Fe Dec. 4, 75-63. After coming down from a victory over Lake City the previous night, the boys were lethargic as they began the game. The score at the end of the first quarter was only 11-8 in favor of the ÔDogs. However, the team rallied in the second quarter with a scoring run led by Marcus Lane . Lane ended the night with 17 points, three steals and four rebounds. Guard Jimmie Taylor also came alive to end the first half with three, three-point shots in a row. Taylor also passed for five first-half assists to four different players. He ended the night with 21 points, two steals, 11 rebounds and a shot block. Second-half scoring was led from the inside by Tony Frierson and Lane with a combination of three-point shots and steals which led to layups. Santa Fe didn't give up easily and came back in the fourth at the hands of a sharp three-point sniper to narrow the margin to several points. But the team rallied with just over two minutes left on the clock and held on to end the game. Frierson had 10 points, six rebounds, one shot block and one assist. Other notable rebounders were Alex Robinson (6) and AJ Robinson (5). Jeremiah Ross totaled three steals from the top of the key, and Dontavius Hampton also scored seven points. The next night, the JV ÔDogs did their part in an exciting SHS four-game sweep of Madison. The final score was 72-47. The JVgame can only be summarized in one word: Teamwork. The ÔDogs would end the first quarter with a lead of 2418. Guard AJ Robinson showed special pizzazz as he passed for four assists, had one steal, four rebounds and four points. The powerful trio of Taylor , Frierson and Alex Robinson combined for 23 rebounds. The second half was played primarily by an energetic and exciting bench that showed promising depth, including play from Jeremiah Ross , Dontavius Hampton and Austin Miller . Ross had 12 points, two steals and one assist. Hampton had 10 points, three steals and one assist and Miller had eight points, four rebounds and one assist, while shooting 67 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free throw line. On a humorous note, players and fans alike learned that there is a technical foul violation equivalent of football's "excessive celebration," as two excited young players were called for a midair body-bump after a passscore combination. Additional player stats include (Pts, Rbs, Ast, Stl); Taylor : 13-12-2-0. Lane : 7-5-1-2. Frierson 8-6-0-1. Alex Robinson 5-5-1-2 and Williams 5-3-0-0. Come out and support the JVÔDogs. They take on Baker County tonight, Jasper tomorrow and Branford Tuesday. All games are scheduled at the SHS gym.JV ÔDogs beat Santa Fe, MadisonSPORTS CHURCHCALENDAR

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FAMILY FEATURES Agreat dessert makes any special occasion even more wonderful. Celebrate this season with classic dessert recipes given an exciting twist with the sweet addition of California dried figs. Dark purple Missions and golden, slightly nutty flavored Calimyrnas are the secret touches that will turn these recipes into new holiday favorites. Chocolate Crinkles are chewy on the inside and have rich chocolate taste with bursts of sweet fig flavor. Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig Cookies take traditional ginger molasses cookies and add sweet chunks of Mission figs, making them crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. They freeze well, so make a double batch and save some for giving. This German Chocolate Cake recipe starts with the ease of a cake mix. The crowning glory is the luscious topping made with California dried figs, coconut, and toasted pecans. Wow family and friends by popping the cake under the broiler just before serving for an outstanding finale. Interchangeable in most recipes, dark Mission and golden Calimyrna figs are chewy, sweet and moist, always available, and easy to keep on the shelf for snacking and cooking. Visit www.valleyfig.com for more recipes, cooking tips and nutrition tips as well as holiday baking supplies and gifts.Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig Cookies Makes about 30 cookies 2/3cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons light molasses 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup granulated sugar Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat brown sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg white and molasses. In separate bowl combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon and salt. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture until combined. With spoon, stir in figs. Shape 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 1/2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack. Chocolate Fig CrinklesMakes about 30 cookies 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup confectioners sugar Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs. Cover bowl and chill 3 hours. To bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confectioners sugar. Place balls, 2 1/2-inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack. Chocolate-Fig Banana Bread Makes 1 loaf 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas (about 4) 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/2 cup miniature chocolate morsels Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk liquids into dry ingredients, mixing just until blended. Stir in figs and chocolate. Scrape batter into oiled 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 60 to 70 minutes (cover with foil after about 30 minutes to prevent over browning) or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Run sharp knife around edge of pan and remove bread from pan to wire rack to cool. Wrap airtight and store at room temperature or freeze. German Chocolate Cake With Broiled Fig and Coconut Topping Makes 2 single-layer cakes Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce German Chocolate Cake Mix (Check cake mix for additional ingredients „oil, eggs, water) Fig-Coconut Topping: 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons whipping cream 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Follow package directions and prepare two 8-inch round cakes. Bake and cool as directed. For topping, in medium saucepan combine figs, sugar, butter and cream. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread warm topping on top of each cake layer, dividing evenly. Place one cake at a time on a baking sheet or heatproof pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds, or until topping bubbles, watching constantly. Remove from oven. Repeat with second cake. Cool. Transfer cakes to serving plates to serve. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9BNorth Florida

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By Stephenie Livingstonstephenie.livingston@gaflnews.comLafayette High School saw a significant improvement in dropout rates this year compared to last, according to an annual report from the Florida Department of Education. However, graduation rates did not reflect as well. The local dropout rate fell from 2.8 percent in 2007-08 to just 0.7 percent this year. The graduation rate dropped to 79.7 percent in 200809 compared to 92 percent last year. We are usually above average and this year we remain above the state average,Ž said Superintendent Tom Lashley. Dropout rate is a predictor for the future. Because we are reducing our dropout rate, our graduation rate should stay strong.Ž Statewide, graduation rates rose to 78.6 percent in 2008-09, an increase over last years 75.4 percent. The state dropout rate continued to fall to 2.3 percent this year from 2.6 in 200708 after reaching 3.5 percent in 2005-06. Our district is focused on identifying those who are at risk for dropping out,Ž Lashley continued. We have progress monitor testing and teachers trained to work with guardians to identify who our troubled kids are.Ž Lashley said the Lafayette school district has many talented individuals working hard to prevent drop outs and give students a chance at a brighter future. I am very pleased with the work that is being done,Ž he said.CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 11BNorth FloridaRegional NewsSubmitted R. J. Murphy, son of Wade and Renee Murphy of Jennings, is on his way to an incredible racing career. R. J., who is 9, started racing in 2007, and is stilling racing strong. He is a six-time points champion with accomplishments such as 2007 Winter Points, 2007 Christmas in Dixie Champion, 2008 Track Champion, and 2008 Winter Points Champion. Also, R. J. recently claimed the 2009 Dirt and Asphalt Track championship. While running a FKA State Race this year, R. J. broke the track record for fastest time, set the pole and won the race! He has the ambition and determination to do what it takes to win. He looks forward to the future years. He looks forward to racing every Saturday night. R. J. and his dad, Wade Murphy. Courtesy photo R. J. Murphy is going places fast The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the Festival of Lights, displaying more than two million lights throughout the park, beginning Saturday. Pictured here is the museum next to a brilliantly illuminated oak tree. Courtesy photoFestival of Lights at Stephen Foster CenterBy Stephenie Livingstonstephenie.livingston@gaflnews.comMayo Truss will donate the trusses for an Extreme Makeover: Home EditionŽ build in Gainesville this week. Company employees will donate their labor. College sweethearts Tobin and Jill Wagstaff started their own non-profit music school to provide an arts education that would be available for everyone, including those with financial limitations or disabilities. After dedicating all their time and resources to the school, little is left for the vast and necessary repairs needed to their home, according to a press release. This week, Extreme Makeover team leader Ty Pennington and the design team, along with others in the Gainesville community will rebuild the home that is literally crumbling around them,Ž according to the press release. The Wagstaffs started Studio Percussion, Inc. in 2002 as a non-profit music school and arts center. Specializing in the use of drums and percussion, The Wagstaffs use music to encourage and inspire students towards community involvement and leadership development. Fred and Wayne Hamlin, owners of Mayo Truss, said they are excited to be part of a project giving back to a family that gives so much to their community. Chad Little, a resident of Mayo and employee at Mayo Truss, designed the trusses for the home.Mayo company will have a role in ÔExtreme Makeover:Home Edition'Fewer dropouts, but also fewer graduates School report a mixed bag for LafayetteSuperintendent Tom LashleyBy Stephenie Livingstonstephenie.livingston @gaflnews.comA Dixie County man was sentenced Monday in Mayo for his role in a burglary ring that hit as many as 100 homes in Suwannee, Lafayette, Columbia, Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Madison counties. Cody Eugene Pridgeon, 23, was sentenced to five years in prison, fined $5,000 plus court costs and ordered to pay nearly $100,000 in restitution. Pridgeon was arrested in June along with Michael Christopher Hackle, 27; Allen Lynn Thomson, 36; and Dwayne Mertz, 38. It was in my best interestŽ to plead guilty, Pridgeon said during his hearing Monday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. Public Defender William W. Blue said Pridgeon had been hooked on drugsŽ and asked that he eventually be given a reduced sentence and allowed to enter a halfway house on terms that he complete a drug program. He was funding a drug habit,Ž said Blue. Judge David Fina said the decision to enter a halfway house was up to the Department of Corrections. Pridgeon was given a reduced sentence partly on the condition that he testify against Mertz. Pridgeons cooperation with police throughout the investigation was also taken into account, noted Blue. A trial for Hackle was set for next month.5-year sentence for burglariesReduced sentence for Pridgeon;will testify against co-defendant By Stephenie Livingston Experience the reason for the season at the 30th annual Mayo Christmas Parade Saturday. This year's theme is "Jesus! The only way." Line up for the parade will begin at 6 p.m. The parade starts at 7 p.m. and will feature commercial and non-commercial floats as well as Santa Claus. "Santa will be pulled by a sleigh and will throw out candy all along the route," said parade organizer Jim Hollis. After the parade the park will be full of booths, food stands and the sounds of joyful Christmas music. All items sold must be cleared with the Chamber of Commerce prior to set up the night of the event. There will be a charge of $5 for tables or booths. There will be karaoke for anyone interested in singing (all songs and music must be of a Christmas nature) and Christmas carolers. Any churches interested in participating by singing carols are welcomed, said Hollis. All area churches are also asked to participate in the program, with singing, preaching, or by just talking about their churches. There will be a table set up on which any and all churches may place brochures or information. All participants must contact the Chamber of Commerce before placing brochures on the table. 30th annual Christmas Parade is SaturdayThis year's theme: ÔJesus! The only way' Look for R. J. Murphy and his racing kart in Fridays Christmas parade in Jasper.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 12BNorth Florida Watson shines at state meetSubmitted Seven year old Kyla Watson scored the highest in the all around for Cheek's Gymnastics in the last competition of the season for the program. Watson completed in first place with a 38.0500. The competition was held in Lakeland Nov. 21 and 22 for the three, five and six divisions. "As a matter of fact, Kyla placed first on bars, beam and floor with a 9.475, 9.625, and a 9.575 respectively," said Tom Cheek. "Kyla will definitely go to a higher level next year." Agymnast in level two or three (beginning) can compete in a state meet without any qualifying score, but all level four, five and six gymnasts must have a 32.000 or better. "All the gymnasts had a good meet, but not a great meet," said Chris Cheek. "Some gymnasts peak at the right time and obviously Kyla peaked just right," said Tom Cheek. "But don't get me wrong, our gymnasts gave it all they had, it's just some had a harder time than others." "Agymnast goes through an extremely focused and disciplined attitude when she competes, the balance beam is probably the hardest," said Cheek. The level three gymnasts had a high scoring meet which consisted of Carson Frier, 7, SarahBeth Lee, 8 and Stephanie Lawrence, 10. Frier had her best meet placing second in vault with an 8.950 and fourth on balance beam with a 9.050. Lee hit 36.4000 in the all around for another personal best, but her 9.575 on vault for a second place and 9.375 on beam placing third, thrilling everyone that watch her. Lawrence hit a third on vault for a 9.375 and 9.050 on beam. "Our level 3 gymnasts had a fun, outstanding meet to say the least," Chris Cheek said. "I can't wait to get these four gymnasts in the next level to see how quick they can get the skills for this division." There were three level five gymnasts competing this year. Stephanie Stewart, 12, had a 9.025 for a second on vault and a 9.000 on bars for a third place. Grecia Lagunas, 12, and Emily Gill, 12, had a fairly good meet for their first year in level five. "Grecia is one of our most dedicated gymnasts," said Tom Cheek. "She's always at the gym working out hard. We are looking for good things in the upcoming years." Gill has come a long way having a disadvantage going to school in Lake City having to travel everyday to Live Oak just to get her workout in. "Emily is a very quiet gymnast, but I believe this helps her to focus on focusing, which is 25 percent of a routine," said Tom Cheek. "Plus, as tall as Emily is we've got to keep her center of gravity low for her sake." All three level fives will stay at their level so they can work harder to increase strength and flexibility to better their scores for next year. Tessa Ferreira, 12, hit a 35.300 for a fifth place all around and also placed second on vault with a 9.350. The gym is located on the second floor of Suwannee Health and Fitness Gym at 405 11th Street. We urge anyone and everyone to come in and look around.SPORTS got to cut that out." The community showed their support Saturday, with a near sell-out. "I was so pleased and shocked so many came out to support us," said Perry. "Especially with the Christmas on the Square and the parade." Brandon Soler led the team in points against Santa Fe with 13. Sam Cherry led with 18 against Madison. Continued From Page 1BA win and a loss for the ÔDogsVs. Santa Fe stats:Vs. Madison stats: Keith Cherry15Sam Cherry9 Andre Zanders14Keith Cherry8 Josh Randolph10Andre Zanders5 Joey Dukes6Xavier Perry4 J.T. Devore2Quinton Swader4 Quinton Swader1Joey Dukes2 Jarvis Jordan2 Kyla Watson Photos:SubmittedTessa Ferreira Kyla Watson Stephanie Stewart

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ACC STANDINGS (Through Dec. 5) ATLANTIC DIVISION ACC All Top 25 Clemson 6-2 8-5 1-3 Boston College 5-3 8-4 0-1 Florida State 4-4 6-6 1-2 Wake Forest 3-5 5-7 0-2 N.C. State 2-6 5-7 1-2 Maryland 1-7 2-10 0-2 COASTAL DIVISION Georgia Tech 7-1 11-2 3-1 Virginia Tech 6-2 9-3 2-2 Miami 5-3 9-3 3-1 North Carolina 4-4 8-4 2-0 Duke 3-5 5-7 0-4 Virginia 2-6 3-9 0-5 Records vs. Top 25 re”ect rankings for the week that the game was played. Thaddeus Lewis, Duke ........... 3,330 Jacory Harris, Miami ............ 3,164 Riley Skinner, Wake Forest ........ 3,160 Russell Wilson, N.C. State ......... 3,027 Christian Ponder, Florida State ..... 2,717 Kyle Parker, Clemson ............ 2,385 Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech ........ 2,102 Chris Turner, Maryland ........... 2,069 Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech ....... 1,538 Montel Harris, Boston College ...... 1,355 Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech ..... 1,346 C.J. Spiller, Clemson ............ 1,145 Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech ..........991 Toney Baker, N.C. State ............773 Jermaine Thomas, Florida State ......711 Graig Cooper, Miami ...............666 Ryan Houston, North Carolina ........630 Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech .... 1,154 Donovan Varner, Duke ........... 1,047 Marshall Williams, Wake Forest .......867 Torrey Smith, Maryland ............824 Leonard Hankerson, Miami ..........773 Owen Spencer, N.C. State ...........765 Rich Gunnell, Boston College ........750 Conner Vernon, Duke ..............746 Jacoby Ford, Clemson ..............735 Thaddeus Lewis, Duke ........... 3,378 Russell Wilson, N.C. State ......... 3,287 Riley Skinner, Wake Forest ........ 3,216 Jacory Harris, Miami ............ 2,946 Christian Ponder, Florida State ..... 2,896 Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech ........ 2,680 Kyle Parker, Clemson ............ 2,504 Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech ........ 2,446 Chris Turner, Maryland ........... 2,091 Jameel Sewell, Virginia .......... 2,015 C.J. Spiller, Clemson ............ 2,508 Torrey Smith, Maryland .......... 2,192 Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech ....... 1,718 Montel Harris, Boston College ...... 1,424 Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech ..... 1,371 Graig Cooper, Miami ............. 1,333 Jacoby Ford, Clemson ............ 1,172 Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech .... 1,157 Toney Baker, N.C. State .......... 1,128 C.J. Spiller, Clemson ..............122 Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech .........120 Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech ..........108 Richard Jackson, Clemson ..........98 Matt Waldron, Virginia Tech .........95 Casey Barth, North Carolina .........92 Matt Bosher, Miami ...............90 Scott Blair, Georgia Tech ...........85 DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson ..........8 Deunta Williams, North Carolina .......6 Rashard Hall, Clemson ..............6 Kendric Burney, North Carolina ........5 Leon Wright, Duke ................5 Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech ......5 Luke Kuechly, Boston College ........142 Alex Wujciak, Maryland ............131 Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech ..........99 Vincent Rey, Duke ................98 Brandon Maye, Clemson ............95 Barquell Rivers, Virginia Tech ........94 Kavell Conner, Clemson ............94 Steve Greer, Virginia ..............92 Darryl Sharpton, Miami ............91 Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech ........ 43.9 Matt Bosher, Miami .............. 42.7 Ryan Quigley, Boston College ....... 41.8 Grant Schallock, North Carolina ..... 40.3 Jimmy Howell, Virginia ........... 40.1 Dawson Zimmerman, Clemson ....... 39.4 Kevin Jones, Duke ............... 39.3 (Minimum 1.2 returns per game) Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech ........ 34.5 C.J. Spiller, Clemson ............. 33.7 Torrey Smith, Maryland ........... 25.7 Desmond Scott, Duke ............. 25.1 Orwin Smith, Georgia Tech ......... 24.3 (Minimum 1.2 returns per game) Greg Reid, Florida State ........... 18.4 DaNorris Searcy, North Carolina ..... 15.0 Jerrard Tarrant, Georgia Tech ....... 14.3 Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech ........ 10.9 O ne of the most distinguished coaching careers in college football history will extend into a seventh decade, but just barely, as Florida States Gator Bowl encounter with West Virginia on New Years Day 2010 will mark the end of the line for the venerable Bobby Bowden. When presented with the prospect of becoming a lame duck “gurehead in the fall of 2010, Bowden decided to step away from the only profession he has ever really known and from the university that he helped turn into a household name. Despite FSUs clumsy handling of Bowdens departure, New Years Day should serve as a celebration of the 80-year-old legends career. Considering that he “rst came to national prominence as the Mountaineers head coach, West Virginia is the perfect opponent for Bowdens “nale. Without Bowden compiling a 42-26 record in six seasons at Morgantown from 1970-75, Florida State may never have afforded him the opportunity to transform a once-horrid football program into a powerhouse that claimed two national championships and “nished among the nations top “ve every year from 1987 to 2000. West Virginia 9-3 (5-2 Big East); Florida State 6-6 (4-4 ACC Atlantic). West Virginias Bill Stewart (27-32); Florida States Bobby Bowden (388-129-4). Florida State leads 2-0. 1 p.m. ET. CBS. A big game from Jarrett Brown. The senior quarterback, who missed most of a 24-7 win over Marshall on Oct. 17 with a concussion, threw for 1,190 of his 2,129 yards and eight of his 11 touchdowns in the “rst “ve games of the season. . . . Make plays in the Florida State back“eld. West Virginia ranks sixth out of eight Big East teams in sacks and tackles for loss. . . . Kickoff coverage. Due to their inability to kick it high and deep, the Mountaineers resorted to a variety of squib kicks in this past Saturdays 24-21 win at Rutgers. Establish the running backs. Quarterback E.J. Manuel led the Seminoles with 27 yards on 11 carries, and starting tailback Jermaine Thomas had 21 yards on seven carries in a 37-10 loss at Florida in the regular-season “nale. . . . Shut down former Florida high school standouts Noel Devine and Jock Sanders. Devine ranks second in the Big East with a per-game average of 108.1 rushing yards, while Sanders ranks among the top seven in the conference in receiving yards per game, receptions per game and punt-return average. . . . Put some heat on West Virginia punter Scott Kozlowski, who leads the Big East and ranks sixth among FBS players with an average of 44.8 yards per boot. Pittsburgh 9-3 (5-2 Big East); North Carolina 8-4 (4-4 ACC Coastal). Pittsburghs Dave Wannstedt (34-26); North Carolinas Butch Davis (71-37). North Carolina leads 4-2. 4:30 p.m. ET. ESPN. Dont give up the big play. Pittsburgh gave up an 88-yard scoring run to West Virginias Noel Devine in a 19-16 loss on Nov. 27 and allowed Cincinnati All-American Mardy Gilyard to score on a 99-yard kickoff return and a 68-yard reception in a 45-44 setback this past Saturday. . . . Dion Lewis. The freshman running back had his seventh consecutive 100-yard performance (and ninth of the season) against Cincinnati with a careerbest 207 yards and three touchdowns on an astonishing 47 carries. . . . Move the chains. In addition to ranking among the nations top six in yards allowed, the Tar Heels have given up “rst downs on only 28.7 percent of the third downs they have faced. Pass protection. The Panthers are “rst among 120 FBS teams with a per-game average of 3.8 sacks. . . . A secondary that features two All-ACC performers, Deunta Williams and Kendric Burney, must create dif“culty for Pittsburgh quarterback Bill Stull, who threw four of his eight interceptions on the season and averaged 177.5 passing yards the past two weeks. . . . Keep it clean. The Tar Heels lost 122 yards on 10 penalty ”ags in a 28-27 loss at N.C. State in the regular-season “nale. Boston College 8-4 (5-3 ACC Atlantic); Southern California 8-4 (5-4 Pac-10). Boston Colleges Frank Spaziani (9-4); Southern Californias Pete Carroll (96-19). Southern California leads 2-0. 5 p.m. PT. ESPN. Getting on the scoreboard. The Eagles have cracked the 20-point mark only once in the last “ve games (a 31-10 win over Central Michigan on Oct. 31). . . . Follow the lead of linebacker Luke Kuechly. The freshman, who ranks second among FBS in tackles per game, has made a combined 35 tackles the last two games. . . . Limit Damian Williams touches by punting the ball away from the nations sixth-best punt returner and the Pac-10s second-leading wide receiver. A consistent Matt Barkley. The true freshman quarterback has thrown for 2,385 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 184-of315 passing this seasonƒ Defensive line play. The Trojans rank 16th and 17th, respectively, among FBS teams in tackles for loss and sacks per game. . . . Refocus. Having lost three of its past “ve games, one of the decades best teams “nds itself in unfamiliar territory. Kentucky 7-5 (3-5 SEC East); Clemson 8-5 (6-2 ACC Atlantic). Kentuckys Rich Brooks (130-1554); Clemsons Dabo Swinney (12-8). Kentucky leads 8-4. 7:30 p.m. CT. ESPN. Randall Cobb variety show. Cobb, a sophomore who ranks third in the SEC with 147.2 all-purpose yards and 8.2 points per game, returns kicks, catches passes and will occasionally put the ball in air when he takes a snap. . . . Closing strong. The Wildcats allowed a total of 12 second-half points in “ve of their “nal seven games (all wins), but they let second-half leads get away from them in a 31-24 loss to Mississippi State on Oct. 31 and a 30-24 overtime loss to Tennessee on Nov. 28. . . . Dont be the “nal stepping-stone in C.J. Spillers march to potential NFL riches. Better success against the run. Before yielding a combined 213 yards on 46 carries to the Georgia Tech duo of Jonathan Dwyer and Josh Nesbitt in the ACC Championship Game, the Tigers allowed South Carolina, which ranks last in the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense, to run for 223 yards in a 34-17 loss on Nov. 28. . . . Silence the doubters. The failure to beat an SEC also-ran (South Carolina) and win the programs “rst conference title in 18 years has many thinking that Clemson has rediscovered its penchant for folding under pressure. . . . Dare Kentucky to put the ball in the air. The Wildcats rank 114th in the FBS in passing offense. PART ONE © 2009 Sports News Bureau Inc.This week we name a player of the year for each conference team: Senior center Matt one of six “nalists for the 2009 Rimington Trophy, was a big reason why Montel Harris rushed for 1,355 yards and Rich Gunnell moved among the top four in school history in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions. Senior capped a week that saw him win ACC Player of the Year honors and a spot on the American Football Coaches Associations All-American team by running for 233 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-34 loss to Georgia Tech in the conference title game. The ACCs all-time leader in all-purpose yards set a school single-season record with 20 touchdowns, which came on runs, receptions, and kickoff and punt returns. Senior became the second quarterback in program history to earn all-conference honors in consecutive seasons when he was named a 2009 second-team All-ACC selection. Lewis leaves as the Blue Devils leader in 48 categories, including career passing yards, career completions, career TD passes and career total offense. Maxwell Award semi“nalist QB , who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on Nov. 7, led the ACC with an average of 321.8 yards of total offense and a completion percentage of 68.8. Junior defensive end who was named a “rst-team selection on the American Football Coaches Association All-American team, a “nalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, tallied 17 tackles for loss and a conference-best 12.5 sacks. Although Maryland had its worst season under Ralph Friedgen, junior Alex Wujciak carried on a tradition of strong linebacker play that has been characteristic of the Friedgen era, becoming Marylands sixth “rst-team all-conference linebacker since 2001. Sophomore was Quarterback UsŽ “rst resilient signal-caller since Ken Dorsey, who led the program to the 2001 national title. Harris helped the Hurricanes to their “rst nine-win regular season in four years by throwing for 3,165 yards, which currently ranks “fth on the schools single-season list. Sophomore defensive end was one of four Tar Heels defenders to be named “rst-team All-ACC. Quinn led the conference with 19 tackles for loss and ranked second among ACC players with 11.0 sacks and six forced fumbles this season. Quarterback closed out his sophomore season by throwing for 259 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions on 20-of-27 passing in a 28-27 win over North Carolina. Wilson threw for 3,027 yards and 31 touchdowns and added four more scores on the ground. Senior nose tackle Nate ranked second on the team with 77 tackles and snagged ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors twice during the 2009 season. The “rst-team all-conference selection registered his “rst interception and touchdown on the same play in a 20-9 win over Maryland on Oct. 17. Redshirt-freshman running back earned conference Rookie of the Week honors seven times and was named ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year. The co-holder of the conference record for rushing touchdowns and touchdowns by a freshman currently ranks fourth on the conferences single-season list with 1,538 rushing yards. Quarterback who threw for a career-best 372 yards and a schoolrecord “ve touchdowns in a 45-34 win at Duke on Nov. 28, ended his phenomenal career as the schools all-time leading passer and as the conferences fourth leading all-time passer. Illustration © 2009 Bruce Plante (planteink.com) CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 13BNorth Florida IRONWOOD HOMES Includes. delivery, set-up, skirting, heat & air, 2 code steps.28x44 3BR, 2BA, approx. 1,040 sq. ft.WOW!4109 US 90 WEST • LAKE CITY386-754-8844$39,900www.ironwoodlakecity.com565426-F

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SEC STANDINGSEASTERN DIVISION SEC All Top 25 Florida 8-0 12-1 1-1 Tennessee 4-4 7-5 1-2 Georgia 4-4 7-5 1-3 South Carolina 3-5 7-5 2-3 Kentucky 3-5 7-5 0-3 Vanderbilt 0-8 2-10 0-5 WESTERN DIVISION Alabama 8-0 13-0 5-0 LSU 5-3 9-3 1-2 Mississippi 4-4 8-4 1-1 Arkansas 3-5 7-5 1-4 Auburn 3-5 7-5 1-2 Mississippi State 3-5 5-7 1-4 Records vs. Top 25 re”ect rankings for the week that the game was played. PASSING YARDS Ryan Mallett, Arkansas .......... 3,422 Stephen Garcia, South Carolina ..... 2,733 Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee ..... 2,565 Jevan Snead, Mississippi ......... 2,464 Greg McElroy, Alabama ........... 2,450 Joe Cox, Georgia ............... 2,426 Tim Tebow, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,413 Chris Todd, Auburn ............. 2,377 RUSHING YARDS Mark Ingram, Alabama ........... 1,542 Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State ...1,391 Montario Hardesty, Tennessee ...... 1,306 Ben Tate, Auburn .............. 1,254 Dexter McCluster, Mississippi ........985 Tim Tebow, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859 Derrick Locke, Kentucky ...........843 Warren Norman, Vanderbilt ..........783 RECEIVING YARDS Shay Hodge, Mississippi .......... 1,023 Greg Childs, Arkansas .............862 Darvin Adams, Auburn .............855 Riley Cooper, Florida ..............780 A.J. Green, Georgia ...............751 Aaron Hernandez, Florida ...........739 Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina .......735 Brandon LaFell, LSU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705 Ryan Mallett, Arkansas .......... 3,387 Tim Tebow, Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,272 Stephen Garcia, South Carolina ..... 2,863 Jevan Snead, Mississippi ......... 2,575 Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee ..... 2,568 Greg McElroy, Alabama ........... 2,560 Joe Cox, Georgia ............... 2,392 Chris Todd, Auburn ............. 2,276 Jordan Jefferson, LSU ........... 2,124 Warren Norman, Vanderbilt ........ 1,941 Mark Ingram, Alabama ........... 1,864 Derrick Locke, Kentucky ......... 1,660 Randall Cobb, Kentucky .......... 1,619 Montario Hardesty, Tennessee ...... 1,529 Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State ...1,514 Ben Tate, Auburn .............. 1,498 Dexter McCluster, Mississippi ...... 1,488 Dennis Johnson, Arkansas ........ 1,400 SCORING Leigh Tif“n, Alabama .............125 Mark Ingram, Alabama .............108 Caleb Sturgis, Florida ..............101 Alex Tejada, Arkansas .............98 Blair Walsh, Georgia ...............94 Wes Byrum, Auburn ...............91 Randall Cobb, Kentucky ............90 Joshua Shene, Mississippi ...........85 Josh Jasper, LSU .................80 INTERCEPTIONS Mark Barron, Alabama ..............7 Corey Broom“eld, Mississippi State .....6 Sam Maxwell, Kentucky .............6 Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State ......4 Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State ......4 Walter McF adden, Auburn ............4 Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt .............4 Joe Haden, Florida ................4 Rennie Curran, Georgia ............122 Chris Marve, Vanderbilt ............121 Rico McCoy, Tennessee .............112 Kelvin Sheppard, LSU .............103 Rolando McClain, Alabama ..........101 Micah Johnson, Kentucky ..........100 Drew Butler, Georgia ............. 48.8 Tyler Campbell, Mississippi ......... 43.6 Brett Upson, Vanderbilt ........... 43.1 P.J. Fitzgerald, Alabama ........... 42.1 Chad Cunningham, Tennessee ....... 42.0 Spencer Lanning, South Carolina ..... 41.8 Clinton Durst, Auburn ............ 40.7 Ryan Tydlacka, Kentucky .......... 40.7 (Minimum of 1.2 returns per game) Derrick Locke, Kentucky .......... 29.6 Javier Arenas, Alabama ........... 29.0 Leon Berry, Mississippi State ....... 26.7 Warren Norman, Vanderbilt ......... 26.3 Brandon James, Florida ........... 26.1 Dennis Johnson, Arkansas ......... 26.0 David Oku, Tennessee ............ 26.0 (Minimum of 1.2 returns per game) Trindon Holliday, LSU ............ 17.7 Javier Arenas, Alabama ........... 16.3 Randall Cobb, Kentucky ........... 13.5 Prince Miller, Georgia ............. 11.9 Brandon James, Florida ............7.4 ane Kif“n and the University of Tennessee football program may be on the verge of changing peoples perceptions. Kif“n could have been viewed as nothing more than an NFL washout with a penchant for running his mouth after the Volunteers jumped out to 3-4 start this season. However, the progress that Tennessee had made from an unceremonious 5-7 campaign that signaled the end of the Phil Fulmer era was evident by the fact that those four losses, including one to SEC Champion Alabama and Sugar Bowl-bound Florida, came by a combined 20 points. Tennessees lone slipup over its “nal “ve games was a 42-17 loss at Mississippi, which came on the same week as the arrest of three players. The Volunteers showed their resiliency late against Vanderbilt and Kentucky in the “nal two games of the regular season and catapulted themselves into a Check-“l-A Bowl appearance against Virginia Tech on New Years Eve in Atlanta. A victory over a perennial powerhouse program such as the one Frank Beamer has built in Blacksburg would allow the Volunteers to atone for a disappointing decade and anticipate greater success under their energetic 34year-old head coach. Virginia Tech 9-3 (6-2 ACC Coastal); Tennessee 7-5 (4-4 SEC East). Virginia Techs Frank Beamer (228-115-4); Tennessees Lane Kif“n (7-5). Tennessee leads. 7:30 p.m. ET. ESPN. Establish Ryan Williams early. The ACC Freshman of the Year had his fourth-consecutive 100-yard rushing game (and ninth of the season) with a career-best 183 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-13 win at Virginia on Nov. 28. . . . Be prepared to see plenty of Montario Hardesty. The Tennessee senior running back has rushed for a combined 350 yards and four touchdowns on 71 carries in the Volunteers last two games. A fond farewell for senior quarterback Jonathan Crompton. The much-maligned Crompton has ”ourished under the new Tennessee regime, throwing for 2,565 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 209-of-358 passing this season. . . . Dont fall victim to Beamer Ball.Ž Virginia Tech, which has developed a reputation for exceptional special-teams play and unconventional scoring methods under Beamer, leads the ACC in net punting, kickoff return average and turnover margin. . . . A strong “rst half. The Volunteers were outscored by a combined margin of 77-43 in the “rst half of their four conference losses and a 30-24 overtime win over Kentucky in the regular-season “nale. Kentucky 7-5 (3-5 SEC East); Clemson 8-5 (6-2 ACC Atlantic). Kentuckys Rich Brooks (130-1554); Clemsons Dabo Swinney (12-8). Kentucky leads 8-4. 7:30 p.m. CT. ESPN. Limit the impact made by Clemson running back C.J. Spiller. The ACCs career leader in all-purpose yards, who rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-34 loss to Georgia Tech in the conference title game, is a proli“c kick returner and receiver capable of throwing the football. . . . Expose Clemsons apparent weakness against the run. After South Carolina ran for 223 yards in a 34-17 win over the Tigers, the Tigers allowed Georgia Techs Jonathan Dwyer and Josh Nesbitt to run for 213 yards and three scores on a combined 46 carries. . . . Find the red zone. Clemsons opponents have scored on 90.3 percent of their trips inside the Tigers 20 this season. Use a pass rush that led the ACC with 3.8 sacks per game to sti”e the nations 104th best passing offense. . . . An ef“cient and effective Kyle Parker. The redshirt-freshman quarterback mis“red on 20 pass attempts against South Carolina and threw for 91 yards with two interceptions on 10-of-17 passing against Georgia Tech. . . . Get off the “eld. Georgia Tech converted 11 of its 18 third downs and held the ball for 37 minutes and 17 seconds this past Saturday in Tampa. Texas A&M 6-6 (3-5 Big 12 South); Georgia 7-5 (4-4 SEC East). Texas A&Ms Mike Sherman (10-14); Georgias Mark Richt (89-27). Texas A&M leads 3-1. 4 p.m. CT. ESPN2. Some defense to complement a proli“c offense. The Aggies are “fth among FBS teams in yards per game and 15th in points per game, but they are ranked 104th or worse nationally in points allowed, passing yards allowed and total yards allowed. . . . Another major performance from Jerrod Johnson. The junior quarterback accounted for 439 yards of total offense and threw for four touchdowns in a 49-39 loss to Big 12 champion Texas on Thanksgiving Night. . . . Hope Georgia incurs the wrath of the of“cials. The Bulldogs averaged an SECworst 69.9 yards in penalties this season. A.J. Greens health. The Bulldogs leading receiver has not played since suffering a shoulder injury in a 31-24 win over Auburn on Nov. 14. . . . Contain Von Miller. The Aggie junior ranks “rst and “fth, respectively, among FBS players in sacks and tackles for loss per game. . . . Run the football as effectively as it did in a 30-24 win at Georgia Tech in the regular-season “nale. Washaun Ealey and Caleb King rushed for 183 yards and 166 yards, respectively, against the ACC champions. Northwestern 8-4 (5-3 Big Ten); Auburn 7-5 (3-5 SEC West). Northwesterns Pat Fitzgerald (27-22); Auburns Gene Chizik (12-24). First meeting. 11 a.m. ET. ESPN. Winning on third down. The Wildcats have converted 48.0 percent of their third-down chances this season, while their opponents have a thirddown conversion rate of 34.6 percent. . . . Try to duplicate Alabamas success against Auburn running back Ben Tate. The Doak Walker semi“nalist had just 45 yards on 18 carries in a 26-21 setback to the Crimson Tide on Nov. 27. . . . The punting game. Although Stefan Demos is one of the Big Tens best placekickers, he ranks last in the conference with a punting average of 35.3 yards and the Wildcats rank 115th in the FBS in net punting. Disrupt Mike Kafkas rhythm. The Northwestern quarterback has completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 2,898 yards. . . . Find Darwin Adams early and often. Over the Tigers last four games, the sophomore wide receiver has collected 411 yards and “ve touchdowns on 20 receptions. . . . Push the Wildcats off the football. Northwestern ranks last in the Big Ten with a per-game average of 5.2 tackles for loss. PART ONE © 2009 Sports News Bureau Inc.This week we name a player of the year for each conference team: Sophomore running back , who is also a “nalist for Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Trophy and Doak Walker Award, surpassed Bobby Humphrey as the schools single-season rushing leader by running for 113 yards and three scores in the Tides 32-13 win over Florida in the SEC Championship Game. Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Ryan Mallett orchestrated an assault on the programs record books in his “rst season with the Razorbacks, setting single-season school records with 3,422 yards and 29 touchdowns, and tying or breaking 10 other Arkansas records. Defensive end closed out his “nal regular season by registering “ve solo sacks and three assisted sacks in the Tigers “nal “ve games. Coleman, who registered 12 quarterback hurries on the season, is the conference leader with 9.0 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. There is no doubting the impact that senior quarterback has had on college football and Americas sporting culture. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will enter his “nal collegiate game as the owner of four NCAA, 13 conference and 25 school records. An argument could be made to split the team Most Valuable Player award between Ray Guy Award “nalist and AFCA AllAmerica Drew Butler and Lou Groza Award “nalist Blair Walsh, but that would discount the contributions of junior linebacker The Lombardi Award semi“nalist concluded the regular season as the conferences leader with an average of 10.2 tackles per game. The Wildcats should have two proli“c playmakers returning next season. Junior running back accounted for 1,097 yards and eight touchdowns from scrimmage and ranked as the conference leader in punt-return ave rage, while sophomore athlete ranked second in the conference in points per game and fourth in all-purpose yards. Senior left tackle tied current Cincinnati Bengal Andrew Whitworths school record for consecutive starts when he got the nod for a 33-30 overtime win over Arkansas on Nov. 28. Whitworth and Black, who will most likely play in the NFL next season, were LSUs only starting left tackles over the last 104 games. Mississippi senior Dexter McCluster collected 260 yards on 22 rushes and seven receptions in a 30-17 win over Arkansas on Oct. 24. Following that game, he ran for at least 148 yards in three of his next four contests, including a school-record 282 yards in a 42-17 win over Tennessee on Nov. 14. Running back was named the winner of the 2009 Conerly Trophy, given to be the best college football player in the state of Mississippi, after completing a senior season that saw him rush for a school-record 1,391 yards and become the schools all-time leader with 3,994 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. Senior linebacker Eric was the backbone of a defense that ranked 11th and 15th, respectively, in the FBS in pass yards and total yards allowed. The Butkus Award “nalist registered 71 total tackles, 11 quarterback hurries, seven solo sacks, three blocked kicks and two interceptions. Junior free safety Eric , a “nalist for the Jim Thorpe, Bronko Nagurski and Lott trophies who recorded 83 total tackles and a team-high 18 defensive big plays this season, ranks second in FBS history with 494 interception return yards. One bright spot for the rebuilding Commodores was the play of freshman running back who became the second player in conference history to score three touchdowns in a season on kickoff returns and set a school singleseason record (and record for conference freshmen) with 1,941 all-purpose yards. Illustration © 2009 Bruce Plante (planteink.com) CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 14BNorth Florida 1232 Hwy. 90 West, Lake CityRountree-Moore Toyota-Scion755-0631 or 800-211-8696www.rountreemooretoyota.com565418-F 0% Interest for 60 Months! No payments til 2010

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new North Florida 500219-Fwww.nflaonline.com GREAT RATES FOR NICE LOOKING RENTALS STARTING AT $300 PER MONTH FOR SINGLEWIDES AND $450 PER MONTH FOR DOUBLEWIDES. WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE INCLUDED. NO PETS. 386-330-2567-FOR RENT-563738-F 534436-F ATTENTION!Dial's Inspection ServicesFor All Your Home Inspection Needs! 386-364-4434 or 386-590-6534Please visit our website: www.suwanneevalleyinspections.com You can Reach Over 4 Million Potential Buyers for your product through our Internet and Newspaper Network in Florida and throughout the Nation. Call Nancy at REAL ESTATE386-362-1734499651-F WATERFRONT: Lovely 3/2 home on T imberlake. Board fencing across the front, landscaped, back yard is fenced for dogs, comes with a workshop/fish house. Asking $160,000. Call Enola Golightly, 386-590-6684 MLS#72601 LOCATED IN TOWNThis home was completely renovated in 2006. Kitchen has solid wood cabinets, glass top stove and island work center. This home is close to shopping, schools and downtown Live Oak. A Must See! $149,000. Call Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 MLS#71373 JUST LISTED3 bedroom, 2 bath home near the A dvent Christian Village with a screened back porch. 85,000. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175 MLS#73216 BRICK BEAUTYÉ This 4/3 home located on downtown Live Oak still boasts much of its original character w/lovely hardwood floors, crown molding, original fireplace & built-in china cabinet, yet this home has many upgrades such as large master suite & bath, screened porch overlooking the large, private lot. $189,000. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847. MLS#72152 10 ACRES for just $34,950. Manufactured homes allowed. Call for more information. 386-362-4539 MLS#70869 LOTS OF LOVE has gone into restoration of this charming White Springs home. Gorgeous stairway to 3-room master B/R suite with windows galore. So many architectural details. $122,000. Call Jan Fessler, 386-364-8407 MLS#69530 CONVENIENCE IS THE KEYThis 3/1 1/2 is located in Maynor Manor and features a living room as well as a den, nice large lot & back porch. Would make a great home for anyone. $135,000. Call Ric Donovan, 386-590-1298 MLS#70632 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOMEhas 1,248 sqft. and is located in town and near schools and shopping. Fenced back yard. Built in 2000. Priced below appraisal at $1 19,500. $110,000. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175. MLS#71963 TALK ABOUT PRICE!! Look at this over an acre w/older manufactured home. This parcel comes complete w/shop, 2 car carport, storage area and is fenced. Located between Live Oak & Dowling Park. $29,900. Call Irvin Dees, 386-208-4276. MLS#72796 NICE 5 acre parcel, flag lot with access on paved road. Horses allowed. $27,500. Call for more information 386-362-4539. MLS#64212 20 ACRES with scattered trees. Asking $69,900. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175 MLS#72739 WATERFRONT: Fully furnished river house, beautiful grounds, wildlife abounds. Garden area, several sheds, separate area for your horses. Great screened porch. Must see to appreciate. 100 feet on the river. Asking $169,500. Call Rhonda Miller, 386-362-4169. MLS#57609 127 Howard Street E., Live Oak, FL Phone: 386-362-4539 Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478 Se Habla Espanol"Don't get left behind buy in Ô09!!" EMAIL: info@poolerealty.comHours: Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.; Sunday by appointment 20 acres with paved road frontage. Comes with an old farmhouse built in 1946, needs a lot of repair, 2/1 with 1,400 sq.ft. Additional acreage available. Asking $120,000. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175 MLS#72777 NICE 3/2 1/2 bath home located in Lake City. Open floor plan, big laundry room, and close to I-75. $193,500. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175 MLS#72871 PICTURES speak a thousand words thus you see what a wonderful home this 3/2, 1899 sq.ft. is and for such a good price. Could easily be made into a 4 bedroom home. Lar ge laundry room, beautiful wood, fireplace in master bedroom, shed with 2 car carport. Entire property is fenced. Just Reduced to $105,000. Call Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 MLS#71277 807 Henry Street, Live Oak NICE AREA, NICE PRICE 2/1 brick home w/ family room, hardwood floors, new roof & hot water heater, corner lot, 1 year home owner warranty. Only $89,900. Call Carolyn Spilatore, 386-208-4828. MLS#72561LIKE NEW HOMEÉ located just North of Lake City and 3 miles from I-10. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen has b/i microwave, breakfast bar w/ tile flooring. $119,000. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-2083847 MLS#73221563735-FCall us today for a list of Bank Owned/ Short sale properties. 386-362-4539 NEW LISTING BANK OWNED 564018-FRealtor, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI Poole Realty, Inc. 386-208-5877www.anitahandy.com • anita@anitahandy.com Serving the Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, & Hamilton areas Anita K ent Hand yTHIS ONE is just r ight not to f ar from to wn but not right there. 3/2 sits on 2 lots in the Maynor Subdivision. You can sit on the screen porch and watch the birds and squirrels. Interior has been updated. Outb uildings is compatible for electr icity. $112,000. MLS#63369 1325 S. Marion St. Live Oak IF YOU WISH SOME PRIVACY and you like the great outdoors, this is it. Cypress Board and Batten. There are 14 pecan trees, cleared area for horses, and a detached 1 car carport. Bring all offers owner wants to sell. Call Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 MLS#72853 WHAT A HOUSE and secluded too. 4/2 home was built in 2005, with 2001 sqft in living space, 445 sqft in the garage, front porch and screened back porch total 378sqft. The home is a split floor plan, 4th bedroom is an office. In the kitchen countertops are this beautiful stone, there are stainless appliances, and solid wood cabinets. The master bdrm has french doors leading to the screened back patio home sits on 4 acres. $224,900. MLS#70594 14804 83rd Drive, Live Oak, FL. FORMAL, YET INVITING! This 3/2 1/2 bath home has so many amenities that can't be told. Home has 10ft ceiling on first floor, crown molding, plantation shutters, security system, oakwood flooring, granite top island in the kitchen, wetbar, covered screened porch overlooking the swimming pool, golf putting green, front porch to sit and rock in your rocking chairs, wired for a whole house generator, sprinkler system. $289,900. M LS#66807 9038 133rd Road, Live Oak Always Keep a Real Estate Agent Handy...Call Anita Handy 2008 Top Producer for Poole Realty Classifieds ClassifiedsNorth Florida North Florida Deadlines for line ads Pub lication Deadline Wednesday..........Fri.at 10 a.m. Friday..................Wed.at 10 a.m. ONLINE When you place your Classified Ad it automatically appears on our Web site, www.nflaonline.com.Your ad is live on the Internet 24 hours a day ( free ads excluded ). Contact usclassads@gaflnews.comFAX386-364-5578Phone386-362-1734 800-525-4182HOURSMonday-Friday 8 a.m.5 p.m. Section C Friday,December 11,2009Suwannee Democrat PUBLIC AUCTIONTrucks, Vehicles, Tractors, Misc. Tools Consignments Welcome Sat., Dec. 19th at 9 a.m. 6 mi. West of I-75 on US 90 Atkinson Realty & Auction 800-756-4098 www.atkinsononline.com566188-F Announcements ATTENTION ADVERTISERS*PROOF READ YOUR ADAny error must be reported the first day of publication. 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Responsibilities include the direct care and development of 10 boys, ages 8-18. Professional skill based training & support provided. Help children develop social, academic, and independent living skills.Salary $47,000.00 per couple with housing, utilities, board, and benefits provided.High school diploma or GED required.For more information contact Linda Mather at (386) 842-5555 lmather@youthranches.org Fax resume to (386) 8421029 (EOE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE) FirstDay.EMPLOYEE NEEDED, Established business needs motivated, dependable employee.Must have valid driver's license and transportation to work.Heavy lifting involved.Duties include installation of party tents, deliveries, maintenance and cleaning.Serious applicants only.30 to 40 hours per week. Starting pay $9.00 per hour. 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EOE/Drug Free Work Place FirstDay.SERVICE AIDEPart-time Service Aide positions, required High School diploma or GED, 2 years minimum experience in education, child care, medical, psychiatric, nursing fields or working with people with developmental disabilities.Apply in person at Comprehensive Community Services, Inc., 511 Goldkist Boulevard, Live Oak, FL 32064 FirstDay.SERVICE TECHNICIAN Needed for local Pest Control Company.Route experience preferred.Drug Free workplace program.Excellent driving record required.Retirement and insurance benefits available. Apply in person at Live Oak Pest Control, Inc.8:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday.

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G.E. Johnson Agent for G.E. Johnson Auctioneers & Real Estate, Inc.566876-F Estate AuctionReal Estate & Contents 20 Acres +/with 1990 DWMH Auction: 9 a.m., Saturday, December 19th, 200911381 24th St., Live Oak, FL 32060Tractor/Truck/Trailer/Tools/Furn/Glassware/Household Goods/Misc. Directions: Start at US 129 & US 90 LIVE OAK, Continue on US 129N, turn left on STAGECOACH RD (CR 132), bear right (CR132), continue on CR 132, turn right on 113rd Rd. & Follow Signs! Or use Auction Location on www.gejohnsonauctioneers.com Legal: 20 ACRES S1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 ORB 363p 691 WD YR 90 NOTES RP# 436550 & 51 YR 91 Parcel ID: 11-01S-13E-0460400.0000 Real Estate Terms: 10% Down Day of Sale (Non Refundable) with Balance Due at Closing 30 days or less, 10% BP. Sold with confirmation of Seller, in As-Is condition. All buyers to rely on their own inspection of property & records. Personal Property Terms: 10% BP, Cash, Check w/ID, MasterCard/Visa Available (+3% BP)1990 3BR/2BA DWMH split plan on 20 acres +/-, well & septic, central heat & air, worshop/barn, acreage planted in young pines, close to Suwannee River for fishing & boatingAuction Preview: Dec. 14th, 4-6 p.m. Shown by appointment only! Call 1-888-999-7653 George Johnson Agent for G.E. Johnson Auctioneers & Real Estate, Inc. George's Cell 386-965-2980 Classifieds ClassifiedsNorth Florida North Florida 499679-FMobile Homes and Land for sale. Financed by owner.386-362-2720 FirstDay.ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORSSPRING 2010 College Level Mathematics Requires Master's degree in mathematics or a Master's degree with 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics.For more information or to apply contact Paula Cifuentes at 386-754-4260 or cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu Medical Billing and Insurance Night course.Minimum education requirement is Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding.Prefer AS in health related field with emphasis in Medical Billing and Coding.Qualified applicants can send resume to Tracy Hickman at hickmant@lakecitycc.edu. Medical Terminology Online course.Minimum education requirement is AS in health related field. Certification in Billing/Coding or Transcription with at least 4 years of experience considered.Qualified applicants can send resume to Tracy Hickman at hickmant@lakecitycc.edu. Pharmacology for Health Care Providers Online course.Minimum education requirement is AS in health related field. Certification in billing/coding or transcription with at least 4 years of experience considered.Qualified applicants can send resume to Tracy Hickman at hickmant@lakecitycc.edu. Principles of Six Sigma Must have Master's degree in industrial engineering, management, or safety, or Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in some combination of the above fields.Bachelor's degree with PE or five years experience in the field will be considered. For more information contact Bob Deckon at 386-754-4442 or deckonr@lakecitycc.edu. Esthetics Specialty Evening classes (Mon-Thurs 5-9).License in area with at least three years of experience required.Contact Carol McLean at 386-754-4411 or mcleanc@lakecitycc.edu or Michelle Jones at 386-754-4264 or jonesm@lakecitycc.edu. Educator Preparation Institute Must be able to teach at night and online.Requires Master's of Arts in Education.Contact Pamela Carswell at 386-754-4469 or carswellp@lakecitycc.edu. Psychology Day classes.Must have Master's degree in psychology or Master's degree in related subject area plus 18 graduate hours in psychology.Contact Tim Moses at 386-754-4267 or mosest@lakecitycc.edu. Business Internet based courses in Records Management, Introduction to Customer Service, Keyboarding, Machine Transcription, and related courses.Bachelor's degree in business or related area required, Master's degree preferred.Contact Tim Moses at 386-754-4267 or mosest@lakecitycc.edu. College application and copies of transcripts required.All foreign transcripts must be submitted with a translation and evaluation.Application available at www.lakecitycc.edu LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education & Employment Park Maintenance Worker I Suwannee Parks & Recreation The Suwannee Parks & Recreation Department is seeking applicants for the position of Park Maintenance Worker I.This regular full Ð time position, working under close supervision;is in a local parks & recreation system of over 300 acres at 21 parks requiring the knowledge, use and routine maintenance of mowers, weed eaters, blowers, edgers, trailers and other light equipment.This is a semi Ð skilled manual labor position that performs in a variety of adverse and uncomfortable weather conditions.Duties performed include general parks / grounds maintenance and repair, including but not limited to the following:picking up trash, mowing, weed eating, edging, blowing, trimming, pressure washing, painting, cleaning, and the inspection, maintenance & repair of facilities and equipment used. Partial high school education and one year work experience in general grounds maintenance, commercial lawn maintenance or other related experience required. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License.Starting salary is $8.10 / hour. Retirement, health insurance, paid holidays, annual & sick benefits included.Interested applicants are required to submit a County application to the Administrative Services Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386)362-6869.Deadline for application is December 16, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.All applicants subject to preemployment physical. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment.EEO/AA/V/D AdventChristian VillageCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call 386-658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day,7 days/week Want more than a Job? Experience a Community.Accounting A/RClerkFT;HSD or equivalent required;AA degree or certificate in accounting, medical billing, or relevant field strongly desired.Prior experience in insurance billing and ICD-9 coding, accounting, PC operation with MS applications, including word processor, spreadsheet, and database required.Must be detail oriented.CNA& LPNat 5-Star Nursing HomeFT/PT/long-term care setting. Florida certification (CNA) or unrestricted license (LPN) required.RNQuality of Care Leader at 5-Star Nursing HomeFT., Unrestricted Florida RN license, excellent clinical nursing/assessment skills, current CPR certification, verifiable IV skill (start, regulate, maintain, discontinue IVs) required.Good communication, organizational, and computer skills required;must work as part of interdisciplinary team to assure outstanding qualify of life/quality of care for LTC residents.On-call rotation required.management /supervisory experience and knowledge of LTC regs desired. FT positions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance;403b retirement account;paid time off, access to onsite daycare and fitness facilities.Apply in person at Personnel Office Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm, or fax resume/credentials to 386658-5160 EOE/Drug-Free Workplace/Criminal background checks required. Jobs WantedDO YOU NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED or Pressure Washed, or your yard cleaned up? Done at a very reasonable rate.Call Christine or Gary 386-792-1655 Lost & FoundFOUND HAIR BOWS AT WOMANS CLUB BAZAAR,IN BRANFORD. 386-935-6893 or 386-935-0119 FOUND READING GLASSES: Found on Antelope Rd, Branford, Hatch Bend Area.386-935-3548 REWARD!! $1,000.00 For the return of two 2009 KX 250F Green Dirt Bikes taken from my home the week of 11/23/209. Please call 386-364-4942, 386916-9034 or 386-249-9896 VEHICLE KEYS FOUND :They have been turned into Suwannee Democrat.They were found on 185th Rd. AuctionsSUWANNEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AUCTION There will be a Sheriff's Office auction at 9:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2009. The auction will be located in the field across from the Suwannee County Jail at 305 Pine Avenue SW, Live Oak, FL.An assortment of vehicles will be available for sale. For more information, please contact John Mills at 386-362-2222. 12/4, 9, 11 Special NoticesLIVE NATIVITY SCEEN OUTDOORS: Sat Dec 19th, shows start @6,7&8 p.m.Free Refreshments to follow.Dowling Park Church of God CR 250. 658-3151

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new North Florida FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3C 386-362-4012500 West Howard Street (US 90), Live OakAUTOMOTIVE 564937-F 70-Q $949.00 Available in blue or red 70cc, electric start, 4 speed automatic 110-QU $1099.00 Available in camo,red and blue, 110cc, electric start, 4speed semi automatic 110-QM $1099.00 Available in blue, 110cc, electric start, automatic 50-Q $899.00 Available in red, blue, green, yellow, or pink camo. 50cc, electric start, automatic. 110QL $1099.00 Available in red or blue, 110cc, electric start, 3speed w/reverse 110-Q2 $1599.00 Available in pink, pink camo, camo, blue and green, 110cc, electric start, 3 speed w/reverse, dual arm, mono rear suspension Children ATV's starting at $549.00 47cc, 2 stroke, automatic. ALL ATV'S & ACCESSORIES NOW ON SALE ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 50% DEPOSIT ON ALL ORDERS.all prices plus tax.AMX/CMX Safety Helmets $59.95 Goggles $19.99 Only 1 Left In Stock E-LIMB-INATORS, INC.542569-FOwners: Keith & Glenda Hudson 9351 220th Street O'Brien, FL. 32071 Phone 386-935-1993 Fax 386-935-3321Complete Tree Service Licensed & Insured TO PLACE AN AD, CALL 386-362-1734 DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AT 2:00 P.M. 501062-FLIVE OAK MINI STORAGEUnits located on Gold Kist Road Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Live Oak 364-6626• 5x15 • 5x20 • 10x15 • 10x20 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE 5x5 • 5x10 • 10x10 • 10x20 538720-F Affordable Seamless GuttersResidential & Commercial • Licensed & InsuredFREE ESTIMATES • FAMILY OWNED & OPERATEDSpecializing In: • Seamless Gutters • Soffit & Fasia • Gutter Guard • Screen Enclosures and RepairCarl Kirk 386-776-1835 Cell 386-209-2740"Satisfaction Guaranteed" North Florida North Florida North Florida 561961-FWE ARE THE MANUFACTURERPhone: 38-294-1720 Fax: 386-294-1724232 SE Industrial Park Cir. Mayo, FL STATE OF FLORIDA APPROVEDResidential • Commercial • Agricultural METAL ROOFINGAGRI-METAL SUPPLY, INC. 30 Years Paint Finish Limited Warranty Deliver y Available Business Business Bulletin Bulletin Board Board WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS PUMP & WELL REPAIRSTEL. 407-719-3726LIVE OAK FLORIDA • SERVING NORTH FLORIDASCOTT TAYLOR565019-F Suwannee Hardware & FeedUnder the new ownership of Don & Celeste Wilson16660 Spring St., White Springs 386-397-2551564895-FWe carry Central State Brand Feeds for dogs, horses, goats, rabbits, hogs, chickens, wild game, birds & fish, as well as all purpose feeds Hay & Pinestraw Available 566878-FCall Eugene at Cell: 590-3869 Home: 330-4521 Pharmacy • Grocery • Vet • Hardware • Restaurant • Etc. Pressure Washing Also Available 499662-F FOR RENTLOOK• •1, 2, 3, & 4 BR HC & NonHC Accessible Apartments705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL386-364-7936TDD/TTY 711Equal Housing Opportunity Village Oaks I ApartmentsRental Assistance LAKE WOOD APARTMENTS IN LIVE OAK Quiet country living 2 bedroom duplex. Call 362-3110.501033-F FOR RENTLOOK••Rental assistance may be available! HUDVouchers Welcome! 1, 2 & 3 BR HC & Non-HC Accessible Apartments705 NW Drive, Live Oak, FL386-364-7936TDD/TTY/711Equal Housing Opportunity Village Oaks II Apartments499676-F BUSINESSES SERVICES& Photos galore Click on photo gallery at www.suwanneedemocrat.com and it will lead you to photos taken by Democrat photographers. Local events and local people are generally featured. You may even be there. Check it out! The photos are available for purchase too. 522211-F Been Turned Down For SocialSecurity or SSI?CALL TOLL FREE1-(800)-952-866720 Years ExperienceHave You499642-F ATTENTION READERSYou should be cautious of calls from interested buyers of your advertised merchandise.If the caller is offering you MOREmoney than what you are asking or suggest sending you a check for more than the amount and requesting you to cash it and just send them back the remaining amount DON'T! THIS IS A SCAM! BE CAUTIOUS,IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE,IT USUALLY IS. MiscellaneousHOME DAYCARE CDA, Registered.Infants and up, fenced outside play area, meals provided, references.Near Camp Weed on Hwy 90E.Call 386364-7736 SAMSUNG 19"COLOR T-V EXCELLENT COND.W/ REMOTE MANUAL INCLUDED $75.00, MAGNOVOX 25INCH CONSOLE STEREO T-V WITH REMOTE.EXC.COND, BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINET $100.00, SMALL COLOR PORTABLE T-V OLDER MODEL PANASONIC BUT WORKS VERY GOOD.$30.00, APOLLO PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER SAVES ON A/C ELECTRIC BILL.EXC.COND.$35.00, TRAILOR HITCH MADE BY HIDDEN HITCH 2002-2010 FORD ESCAPE, 2005-2010 MERCURY MARINER AND MAZDA TRIBUTE, NO HOLES TO GRILL MANUAL INC. W/RUNNING LIGHT HOOK UP. EXC.COND.$75.00 CALL 3624713 LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER Vocational FirstDay.Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training is now offering our quality Exam Prep Classes in Lake City. Class sizes limited. Next class 01/04/2010. Call 386-755-4401 expresstraining services.com Colleges FirstDay.HVAC Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good income and/or Start your business? Consider Heating/AC and Commercial Refrigeration at Lake City Community College.Classes begin January 6, 2010. Financial aid available.No high school diploma required. We have day and night classes.Register now through December 16 or January 4-5. Call (386) 754-4214 for details. FirstDay.WELDING Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a good income? Consider welding at Lake City Community College.Classes begin January 6, 2010. Financial aid available.No high school diploma required. We have day, night and Saturday class.Register now through December 16 or January 4-5.Call (386) 7544214 for details. LOST AN ANIMAL? W ANT TO ADOPT? Call Suwannee County Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F from 9 a.m.5 p.m. Pets for SalePOMERANIAN PUPPIES , AKC registered.$400.Call 386-9352642. FirstDay.YORKIE PUPPY SMALL MALE AKC $575 850-584-9882 OR 850-295-1823 Garage/Yard SalesSIX FAMILY YARD SALE 12/11 & 12 8 TIL 4 Lots of Household items, books, clothes, shoes, baby items.2 miles past Publix on 129 South.Gray house with Red Roof. YARD SALE 12/11 & 12 8AM Rain or Shine.Many Items.514 Marymac St.SE YARD SALE:SAT 12/12 7-1 Large Storage Unit on Goldkist Blvd.Everything to go.Furniture, Antiques, Glassware, Appliances, Cookware, Some Women's Items Apartments for RentPUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation and discrimination."Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law.Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.

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Advertising Networks of Florida, Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.com. Building Supplies METAL ROOFING TAX CREDIT! 40 yr W arranty. Direct from manufacturer. 30 colors in stock Quick turnaround. Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, (888)3930335 www.gulfcoastsupply.com Business Opportunities ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033 CALL US: We will not be undersold! Cars for Sale 2000 Honda Civic $800! 2001 Nissan Altima $350! 2000 Acura Integra $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! for listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9271 Financial Services BIG PLANS Being Held up by the Economy? Turn Court Settlement, Annuity, or Lottery Winnings into the Cash You Need. Call Chris (816)582-1 193 or chris@yourcashout.com For Sale Get Dish -FREE Installation$19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE-Over 50 HD Channels FREE Lowest Prices-No Equipment to Buy! Call Now for full Details(877)416-0191 Help Wanted RV delivery drivers needed. Deliver RVs, boats and trucks for PAY! Deliver to all 48 states and Canada. For details log on to www.RVdeliveryjobs.com Travel, Travel, Travel! $500 Sign-on-bonus. Seeking sharp guys and gals, Rock-nRoll Atmosphere, Blue Jean Environment! Call Ally (800)716-0048 today. PTL OTR Drivers. NEW PAY PACKAGE! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. (877)740-6262. www.ptl-inc.com Become a Foster Parent. Celebrate the meaning of the Holiday Season by giving an adolescent hope, help and a loving home. For information contact Florida MENTOR at (800)910-7754 or www.thementornetwork.com Misc. Items for Sale Get Dish -FREE Installation$19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE-Over 50 HD Channels FREE Lowest Prices-No Equipment to Buy! Call Now for full Details(877)227-2998 Miscellaneous ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (888)203-3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387. Real Estate LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, GA and FL. Call (800)455-1981, Ext.1034 RV's/Mobile Homes PUBLIC AUCTION 150+ FEMA M obile Homes & Campers All selling no reserve DEC 12th Livingston, LA www.hendersonauctions.com (225)686-2252 la lic 136-09 Week of Dec. 7, 2009 !"#$"! %&"'!!#!#() !$*$!+$!!%#564815gav HorsesTHOROUGHBRED STALLION, MARE AND BABY, $500 and up. Call 229-244-2639 ElectronicsDELL INSPR.6000 LAPTOP , 1.73 GHZ, 512 RAM, 30GIG HD, $500 or best offer. Contact 229-251-8272 Machinery/Heavy EquipmentCATERPILLAR EXCAVATOR 320CL,2004, $76,500.Call 229560-5285 or 775-2128. PACK-N-PLAY , infants, navy, khaki and green, excellent condition, $50.00.call 229-8964440 SKIRTING FOR TRAILER, brand new, excellent condition, $50.Call 229-247-8887 SLEEPER SOFA exc.cond, $125. Kenmore Sewing machine, $50., Doll display case, 8ft, glass doors, $50.229-560-9296 UTILITY TRAILER 5X12 , $800. Heavy duty pressure washer, $600.Trolling motor, $100.Call 229-269-5524. Each Kit Includes: ! "#$% &'( ()*Sell Your Car for “Top Dollar” FreeRun your Car For Sale classified in the Wednesday North Florida Focus & Friday Suwannee Democrat Classifieds and get the Car Kit for FREE.Deadline for placing your ad is Friday at 11:00 a.m.499524-F*Not valid with the $18.95 specialGet your Car For Sale Kit* Houses for Rent1102 PINE AVE.4Bd/2Ba CHA, in Live Oak close to schools & shopping.$750/mo, $500 Deposit 352-493-3487 or 386963-2032 BRICK HOUSE 3BD/2BA Close to Town.$700 mo, 1st last & Security.Call 386-362-6556 FirstDay.HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba Country Home; CR 252.$400 mo 386590-3926 FirstDay.TWO HOUSES 1-2Bd/1Ba ALSO 1-CHARMING 1 BIG Bd/1Ba. Lots of closets 1 mile from Live Oak.NO PETS $600/mo, 1st, Last & $300 Dep. Includes Water /Sewerage/ Lawn Maint.386-362-3002. Mobile Homes for RentDWMH 3Bd/2Ba in the country, 6 miles from Live Oak off 129 S. 4 Acrer, No Pets, Non-Smoker $675/mo $1000 Deposit.407709-0355 FirstDay.DWMH 3Bd/2Ba, New Carpet & Paint, kids/pets/horses all possible.Live Oak, Nobles Ferry /Stagecoach Rd.area.Available now.$650/mo 1st, last, security. 386-842-2006FirstDay.HORSES,COWS,GOATS? Over 3 acres near the Suwannee River in Mayo, Fl. Doublewide mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA, completely renovated! New floorings! $650/month, 1st, last, $1,000 deposit. Contact 386-935-2256 FirstDay.SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOMES3 available in Live Oak, FL.3BD/2BA.Now accepting section 8.1st mo rent & last to move in.No Pets Call 386-3300126 Office Space for RentSPACE FOR LEASE IN LAKE CITY Marion Cr.1118-2236sf @ $13/sf Campbell St.1260sf @ $14/sf Warehse space 1247sf $750/mo www.ScottDStewart.com 386-867-3498 Westfield Realty Grp Homes for SaleRECENTLY FORECLOSED: Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 2BD, 1BTH, 672SqFt, , located at, 24432 69th Rd., O'brien, $84,900.Visit www.roselandco.com/8BP, Drive by then call (866) 249-0680. Mobile Homes for SaleDOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME , 1998 model, 4 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths.New carpet! Only one owner! $90,000.Call Billie Vincent 386688-0470. OWNER FINANCE MAYO AREA: 3Bd/2Ba on 2.5 Acres, Private River Access.Workshop. Small down $675 mo.386-5900642 or 386-867-1833FirstDay.“REPO MAN” Just received (5) Bank Repo Mobile Homes.SW & DW, Call Mr Mott for list. (386)752-1452 NEW 5Bd/2Ba DWMH $54,319. You pick all colors, Call Rick (386)752-8196 2010 4Bd/2Ba DWMH $39,995. Includes delivery, set-up, CHA, Skirting & Steps within 60 miles of Lake City, FL Call Rick (386)752-8196 LotsFOR SALE BY OWNER W/FINANCEING. 4 Acres on 202nd St in O'Brien.Co maintained Road, Lots of nice trees.$19,000 386-935-2301 AcreagePRICE REDUCEDLafayette County 10ac, Hwy 51 N.of Mayo, near river, $64,900 1 ac RV/Mobile home lots, Branford area, $15,000 Suwannee County 5 ac, Park like, near airport, $49,900 Easy Financing 1-941-778/7980or7565 www.landcallnow.com Motorcycles FirstDay.YAMAHA RAPTURE 700-20074 WHEELER Low hours, new tires, good condition, Gold Card Service $5000 2006-HONDA DIRT BIKE 230. Low Hours, Good Condition. $2500 386-590-2086 Suwannee LegalsNOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold a Special Meeting, December 15, 2009 in the Regency Room of the Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.E.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. 12/4, 11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000193 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE FORD SR,A/K/A WILLIE FORD,et.al. Defendants. NO TICE OF A CTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUDREY D.BENTLEY Last Address unknown Attempted At:3709 Alpine Dr., Lansing, MI 48011 2675 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HELEN C.BENTLEY Last Known Address: 15775 128th Place, Live Oak, FL 32064 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: PARCEL 20-2 PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,RANGE 12 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24,THENCE RUN SOUTH 00"59'07" EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24,A DISTANCE OF 666.47 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 89'02'37" WEST,A DISTANCE OF 1465.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE RUN NORTH 00'54'50" WEST,A DISTANCE OF 800.42 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 89'05'37" EAST,A DISTANCE OF 332.84 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 00'54'50" EAST,A DISTANCE OF 800.42 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 89'02'37" WEST,A DISTANCE OF 332.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 6.12 ACRES MORE OR LESS. The improvements thereon bear the municipal number 15775 128th Place, Live Oak,Florida 32064. Being the same property acquired by Helen C.Bentley by virtue of that certain Warranty Deed (Parcels 20-2 and 20-3),dated 12-21-87,from Dove Meadows,Inc.,which is recorded in OR 335 Page 93 on 2-22-88.Thereafter, Helen C.Bentley sold off a portion of the property (Parcel 20-3) by Warranty Deed,dated 12-22-87,to Rona H. Ayteli,which is recorded in OR 335 Page 486 on 2-28-88.Thereafter,Helen C.Bentley conveyed the entire parent parcel by Warranty Deed (Parcels 20-2 and 20-3),dated 3-10-00,to Audrey D. Bentley which is recorded in OR 792 Page 170 on 3-10-00.This deed states that Helen C.Bentley conveyed both Parcels 20-2 and 20-3 to Audrey D. Bentley,however,Helen C.Bentley sold off Parcel 20-3 in the prior deed. A Corrective Warranty Deed,dated 824-00,was executed to correct the above deed in which only Parcel 20-2 was actually being conveyed,and states that the grantor reserves a life estate,which is recorded in OR 818 Page 364 on 8-24-00. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120,Ft.Lauderdale,FL 33309 on or before January 18, 2010, a Date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the ) Please publish in SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 or Telephone Voice/TDD (386) 362-0551 prior to such proceeding. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3rd day of December, 2009. SEAL Barry A.Baker As Clerk of the Court By:Sharon Hale As Deputy Clerk 09-34598 12/11, 18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held at: Duncan Tire & Auto 970 Hamilton Ave.,NE Live Oak,Fl 32064 386-362-4743 Auction Date & Time: December 21,2009 at 3:00 pm The following vehicle will be auctioned for unpaid storage and towing charges: 1997 Ford1FTCR10A8VTA26417 1993 HondaJHMEG8651PS000847 1989 Mercedes WDBEA90D9KF101918 12/4, 11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2008-CA-000375 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY,NATIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE This is to inform you that Suwannee County will hold a pre-bid conference and walk-thru for the weatherization work of twelve (12) single-family dwellings in the Suwannee County Weatherization program. This meeting will be held Thursday, December 10, 2009, the first six (6) beginning at 8:00 am and the second six (6) beginning at 1:00 pm at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.Office, 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Bldg 2 Live oak, Florida. The conference and walk-thru is mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors who plan to bid.Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.requires each contractor to be properly licensed, carry general liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution Occurrence insurance) and Workers Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before bid opening. Original bids for these units will be due by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.Office, 1171 Nobles Ferry Road Bldg 2, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for Name of Homeowner".Bids to be opened and awarded, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has the right to reject any and all bids. The bids will be awarded on the most cost effective basis. 12/11Continued on Page 4C SHS Class of 1980The Suwannee High Class of 1980 is planning their 30 year class reunion. If you were a member, had a child, sibling or relative as part of the graduating class, please email your name (maiden and married), address, phone number and email address to shsclass1980@yahoo.com. Or call 386-362-6309 to leave a message. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the reunion. ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY,N.A.AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A.AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RZ3, Plaintiff, vs. SANDIP BAROT A/K/A SANDIP B. BAROT,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2008-CA000375 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A.AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A.AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RZ3, is the Plaintiff and SANDIP BAROT A/K/A SANDIP B.BAROT;RICKEY J. DONOVAN;are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1,IN BLOCK C,OF GOFF'S SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF LIVE OAK,FLORIDA; AND BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1,IN BLOCK C,OF GOFF'S SUBDIVISION,AND RUNNING NORTH TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT;THENCE EASTWARD,ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF HELVENSTON AVENUE,52 FEET;THENCE SOUTHWARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;IN THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 26,TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDAA/K/A 600 HELVENSTON STREET,LIVE OAK,FL 32064 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08110317 GMAC-CONVÐ12/11, 18

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new North Florida FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5C Be Informed! Read the notices that affect you!School District BudgetsProperty AuctionsPublic HearingsLocal Tax ChangesAdoptionsSearch Florida’s notices online at: www.floridapublicnotices.com 551295-F MaeStokes VicePresidentofSales&MarketingCNHIMid-SouthDivisionP.O.Box968 Valdosta,GA31603mae.stokes@gaflnews.com565024bgv IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000006 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO L.RIVERA A/K/A PEDRO L.RIVERA AVILES,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000006 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and PEDRO L.RIVERA A/K/A PEDRO L. RIVERA AVILES;LUZ J.MARTIN;are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11,BLOCK 11 OF INGLESIDE REPLAT,THE SAME BEING A REPLAT OF BLOCKS 1 TO 6,11 TO 16,BOTH INCLUSIVE,AND THE E 1/2 OF BLOCK 7 OF INGLESIDE SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24,TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGES 92,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1311 MAIN STREET NE,LIVE OAK,FL 32060 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. SEAL Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08115864 NBNY-SPECFHLMC 12/11, 18 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of RED MUSTANG RANCH located at:10468 155 Lane Live Oak, Fl 32060 in the County of Suwannee in the City of Live Oak, Florida 32060 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Live Oak, Florida, this 11th day of December, 2009. 12/11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000015 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC TRUST 2006-HE4, Plaintiff, vs. ARNALDO MIRABAL,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000015 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC TRUST 2006-HE4, is the Plaintiff and ARNALDO MIRABAL; OLGA MIRABAL;ELIO VAZQUEZ; MARIA VAZQUEZ;MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC;are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of Janucary, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PART OF THE WEST HALF (WEST 1/2) OF NORTHEAST QUARTER (NORTHEAST 1/4) OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SOUTHWEST 1/4) OF SECTION 21,TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID WEST 1/2,THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID WEST 1/2 A DISTANCE OF 524.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE NORTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 262.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 664.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST 1/2;THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 262.40 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 664.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ALONG THE WEST 15 FEET THEREOF,ALSO KNOWN AS THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN WARRANTY DEED RECORDED IN OR BOOK 484,PAGE 220,PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 LYING SOUTH OF SR 137;THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4; AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4,ALL BEING IN SECTION 21,TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 13250 39TH PLACE, WELLBORN,FL 32094 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09000245 ASC-CONV 12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000037 GMAC MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA D.WILKINSON,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000037 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and PAMELA D.WILKINSON;ANTHONY M. WILKINSON;TENANT #1 N/K/A ANDREW WILKINSON are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,RANGE 14 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST,ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LITTLE RIVER FARMS,A RECORDED SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 1661.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1328.57 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4;THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST,ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 341.18 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 410.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 18.56 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 914.90 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LITTLE RIVER FARMS SUBDIVISION;THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST,ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY,A DISTANCE OF 322.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 7758 180TH STREET,MC ALPIN, FL 32062-0000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09006471 GMAC-CONVÐ12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000052 TAYLOR,BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. LEO RANDALL MUSGROVE,JR.,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000052 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and LEO RANDALL MUSGROVE, JR.;FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA;STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,RANGE 13 EAST,SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 55.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY PAVED ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH,BOUNDARY 1280.54 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4;THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 41 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 374.18 FEET; THENCE RUN 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 1280.65 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY PAVED ROAD;THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREE 01 MINUTE 43 SECONDS EAST ALONG EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY PAVED ROAD 374.18 FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 3628 133RD ROAD,LIVE OAK, FL 32060 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09009160 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC 12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000134 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SHILA DALE AULT A/K/A SHILA D.AULT,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000134 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, is the Plaintiff and SHILA DALE AULT A/K/A SHILA D. AULT;TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN MARTA N/K/A JOHN MARTA are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, THE TRAILS, PHASE IV, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 309, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO:VIN NO.N88318A AND N88318B A/K/A 21161 184TH STREET, LIVE OAK, FL 32060 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09046472 NBNY-FHAÑ 12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000138 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HEATHER NOGER,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000138 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and HEATHER NOGER;TENANT #1 N/K/A WILLIAM UNDERHILL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of January, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 11 EAST SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A PERPETUAL,NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS,EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 MERI DWMH ID NO.FLHML3B248Y20244A AND FLHML3B248Y20244B. A/K/A 21539 136TH STREET,LIVE OAK,FL 32060 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09049455 NBNY-FHA 12/11, 18Continued from Page 4C Suwannee LegalsContinued on Page 6C TOPS is here for youAnyone interested in learning more about nutrition, portion control, and exercise while having fun is cordially invited to come join our TOPS group. TOPS is nonprofit, noncommercial and affordable. TOPS# FL. 662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak. We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. 10. For more information please call Elaine at (386) 364-5537. We all make New Year's resolutions about watching our weight. If you are in need of a good support system to help you, make your New Year's resolution come true, please come join us for informative programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.Seasonal flu vaccines available to eligible veteransThrough Jan. 29 In an effort to reduce the impact of the seasonal flu and connected illness, enrolled/eligible veterans may obtain a seasonal flu vaccination through Jan. 29 at the Lake City VAMedical Center. This is an especially challenging influenza season this year. Many people suffer severe consequences from the flu. It is very important for every veteran to get his or her flu shot. The flu shot is the only measure of protection from the influenza virus.TABE testsMonday Ð Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE is required for acceptance into vocational/technical programs. Photo ID required. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new North Florida FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6C 500228-F RE-AD VER TISMENT SUWANNEE COUNTY Board of County Commissioners 224 Pine Avenue,Live Oak,FL 32064 Telephone:(386) 364-3450 Fax:(386) 362-1032 Request for Qualifications No. 2009-14 Qualifications Statement Title: Attorney for Suwannee County BCC Deadline for Submitting: Friday,January 15,2010 at 4:00 p.m. Opening Date and Time: Tuesday,January 19,2010 At 4:00 p.m.(Or as soon thereafter) You are invited to submit qualifications statement in accordance with the requirements of this solicitation which are contained herein. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners will receive qualifications at the Clerk of Court Cashier Window at the Courthouse to the attention of Clerk to the Board, 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064 until Friday, January,15 2010 at 4:00 P.M. Qualifications will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Live Oak City Hall Meeting Room, 101 S.W.White Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064 on TUESDAY, January 19,2010 at 4:00 p.m.or as soon thereafter , for Attorney for Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners. In order for your qualifications statement to be considered, it must be submitted by the deadline date.Qualifications statement received after the deadline date and time will be retained by the Clerk of Court Office unopened and will not be considered. The Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin or handicap status. The qualifications statement must be signed by an official authorized to bind the Responder, and it shall contain a statement to the effect that the qualifications statement is firm for period of 90 days from the closing date for submission of qualifications statement. Qualifications statement must be submitted in a sealed envelope/container showing the above RFQ number, opening date, and title.One original and seven copies must be submitted. This solicitation does not commit Suwannee County to award the contract, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a qualifications statement, or to procure or contract for services. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all qualifications statements received as a result of this request, to negotiate with all qualified responders, to cancel in part or in its entirety this solicitation, or readvertise if it is in the best interests of the County to do so. The Board of County Commissioners requires a Sworn Statement under section 287.133(3)(a), F.S., on Public Entity Crimes. Anyone wishing to obtain RFQ documents may contact the Administrative Services Department, at 386/364-3410.Any questions concerning the scope of work should be directed to Murphy McLean, County Coordinator, at 386/364-3450. Responders must submit one original and seven copies;and label on the outside of the envelope as "SEALED RFQ NO.2009-14 ATTORNEY FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY BCC". Wesley Wainwright, Chairman Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners 12/11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.61-2009-CA-000124 TAYLOR,BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON L.ROBERTS,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2009 and entered in Case No.61-2009-CA000124 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for SUWANNEE County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and CLINTON L.ROBERTS;MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A DERREN BEST, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JENNIFER BEST are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atFRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE SUWANNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 16 day of February, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PACEL 1:LOT 4 AND LOT 5,LESS THE EAST 105.00 FEET THEREOF AND LOT 21,MCGRANAHAN ADDITION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 15,TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,RANGE 13 EAST,SAID COUNTY,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:FOR POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4,A DISTANCE OF 556.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE NORTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST,A DISTANCE OF 372.87 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 21,A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5,THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 5,TO A POINT BEING 105.00 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5,THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST,A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A POINT BEING 105.00 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4;THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 4,A DISTANCE OF 128.50 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4;THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95,A DISTANCE OF 225.50 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95,SAID POINT BEING ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF 2ND STREET;THENCE RUN NORTH 72 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE,A DISTANCE OF 296.32 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 805.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.BEING THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 125,PAGE 192,OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOT 4 AND LOT 5,LESS THE EAST 105.00 FEET THEREOF, MCGRANAHAN ADDITION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS SITUATED IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,RANGE 13 EAST,SUWANNE COUNTY,FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:FOR POINT OF BEGINNING COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 2,MCGRANAHAN ADDITION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY AND NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 2ND STREET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 44' 34"EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95 A DISTANCE OF 252.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 21, OF SAID PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 95; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 15' 26" WEST A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 44'34" WEST,A DISTANCE OF 243.41 FEET TO SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 73 DEGREES 16'26" EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE,A DISTANC EOF 31.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1414 NW 2nd STREET,LIVE OAK,FL 32064 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2009. Barry A.Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09037403 OCWEN-SPECFHLMCÐ12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:61-2008-CA-000210 COUNTRYWIDE BANK,FSB, Plaintiff, JODI L.JOHNSON,et al., Defendants. NO TICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure including award of attorneys' fees and costs dated February 11, 2009, entered in Case Number:61-2008-CA000210 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida, which in COUNTRYWIDE BANK,FSB is the Plaintiff and JODI L.JOHNSON and __ JOHNSON,unknown spouse of JODI L.JOHNSON,if married;MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.,acting solely as nominee for HOME FINANCIAL NETWORK,INC.,a FLORIDA CORPORATION;JOHN DOE and JANE DOE,A/K/A KATHERINE JOHNSON is/are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at in the City of Live Oak, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M., on Tuesday, the 5th day of January, 2009, the following described property, as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure including Award of Attorneys'Fees and Cost, to wit: A part of Lot 67,Section D,of SUWANNEE RANCHETTE DEVELOPMENT,filed on January 8, 1963,in Plat Book 1,at Page 113, Public Records of Suwannee County, Florida and described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the SW corner of said Lot 67,thence 629.08 feet North to a stake in the NW corner of Lot 67,thence 138.5 feet East to a stake,thence 629.05 feet South to a Stake,thence 138.5 feet West parallel with Mango road to the Point of Beginning. DATED this 30th day of November, 2009. SEAL BARRY A.BAKER By:Sharon Hale Deputy Clerk SEAN M.MOLONEY, ESQUIRE ADORNO & YOSS LLP P.O.Box 143107 Miami, Florida 33114 (305)460-1100 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 12/11, 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUWANNEE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO:612009CA0002940001XX FIELDS OF McALPIN,LLC, A Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, MOSES S.McGOWAN and JEBORIA D.TAYLOR Defendants. NO TICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thatContinued from Page 5C Suwannee Legals pursuant to a Final Judgment dated November 30, 2009, in Case Number: 612009CA0002940001XX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Suwannee County, Florida, in which FIELDS OF McALPIN,LLC is the Plaintiff and MOSES S.McGOWAN and JEBORIA D.TAYLOR are Defendants, I, BARRY A.BAKER, Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 24 FIELDS OF MCALPIN,Phase Four,according tot he plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1 page 482 of the public records of Suwannee County,Florida. PAC 08942 040240 The sale will be held on Wednesday, December 23,2009,at 11:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as possible to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Courthouse at Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. SEAL Sharon Hale BARRY A.BAKER Clerk of the Court 12/4, 11 Each Kit includes: 3 Bright 11 " x 14 " All-weather Signs Over 275 Pre-Priced Labels Successful Tips for a " No Hassle " Sale Pre-Sale Checklist Sales Record FormGet Your Yard Sale KitAnd Make Your Event a Success! ! FreeRun your Yard Sale in the Wednesday North Florida Focus & Friday Suwannee Democrat Classifieds and get the Yard Sale Kit for FREE.Deadline for placing your yard sale is Friday at 11:00 a.m.499534-F Toys for Kids+'We really need your help' By Roger L. Burnside Toys for Kids+ really needs your help. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration; unfortunately there are many children in the Branford area that will be missing the joy of receiving Christmas presents. We are in need of toys, clothes and in some cases, food for these children. With the economy the way it is right now we are experiencing more requests than in past years. No donation is too small, if you can just provide one toy, a box of food, a winter coat or shoes it will be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in helping us with this project can take their donations to the Branford Health Department. You may also call Karen at the Branford Health Department at 386-935-1133 or Roger Burnside at 386-935-3343. Should you know of a child in need you may also call these numbers. Over the years the folks in the Branford area have brought a lot of joy to the area's children and their families, for this we thank each and every one of you. The smiles and appreciation the children express each year make this project a blessing to all.Love a mystery?Try locating your ancestors by working on your family tree. The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society invites you to join and learn how to find your ancestors. Membership is $30 for a single member or $35 for a family. Corporate membership is also available for donations of $100 or more (tax deductible). Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Genealogy Center at 215 Wilbur Street SWin Live Oak. The library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the talented folks there will be glad to help. For more information call Jinnie or Alice at 386330-0110.The Santa Shop needs your helpIt is time to start planning for the Santa Shop. Last year, with a community effort, the Santa Shop provided gifts to more than 200 students in the Students in Transition program at Suwannee County Schools. All the leftover donations, toys and gifts were donated to Sparky's Toy Drive. The need in our community is growing, so the Santa Shop is growing, too. This year, we plan to provide toys & gifts for the Suwannee County Schools Students in Transition (approximately 180 students at this time), children at Guardian Ad Litem (280 children), and all the leftovers will be given to Sparky's Toy Drive at the Live Oak Fire Department (Sparky's usually provides gifts for approximately 400 children). We need toys and gifts for school-age children (4 to 18 years). With all of us pulling together, we can meet the needs of MANYchildren in Suwannee County! Please talk to your clubs, businesses, churches, etc. to get involved! For more information please contact Lisa Garrison at 386-647-4623, Debra Ross at 386-647-4628, Tammie Williams at 386-364-7720 or Missy Norris at 386364-3789.TOPS is here for youAnyone interested in learning more about nutrition, portion control, and exercise while having fun is cordially invited to come join our TOPS group. TOPS is nonprofit, noncommercial and affordable. TOPS# FL. 662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak. We start our weigh in at 8 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. 10. For more information please call Elaine at (386) 364-5537. We all make New Year's resolutions about watching our weight. If you are in need of a good support system to help you, make your New Year's resolution come true, please come join us for informative programs and fun. Hope to see you soon.Yee Haw Country ChristmasDec. 18 The Live Oak Christian Church is presenting a unique Christmas program on December 18. With music, fun and laughter, we will see the birth of Jesus through a special kind of country humor. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1015 Ohio Avenue North. For more information call the church at 362-1015 or check our web page at liveoakchristian.org.CJBAT testsMonday Ð Thursday Monday Ð Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): CJBAT(Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) at NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is required for acceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement programs. Photo ID required. Pre-registration & scheduling time and date are required. To register please call 850973-9451.Area briefs

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