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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

Notes

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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Live Oak daily Democrat
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Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
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Suwannee leader
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125th YEAR, NO. 22 3 SECTIONS, 38 PAGES Wednesday Edition December 30, 2009

Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien


Once in a


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Eve crash



takes a life

Wife, 3 children are left behind


By Carnell
Hawthorne Jr.
carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.com

See obituary, Page 11A.
A Live Oak man lost
his life in a Christmas
Eve crash in Suwannee
County, the Florida
Highway Patrol report-
ed.
Steven Albert Braken-
wagen, 43, was travel-
ing on CR 136 at 4:23


p.m. when his 1991
Chevrolet station wagon
drifted onto the right
shoulder, according to
FHP. Brakenwagen
steered hard to the left,
entering the opposite
lane, then back to the
right and lost control,
reports show. His car
spun onto the north
shoulder where the left

SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 13A


Staff

on New Year's
Eve. A blue m
that is. But wlh
does "once in
blue moon" really mean?
First, it hardly ever refers to tl
moon's actual hue. To be sure, tl
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claims

LO man
Staff
See obituary, Page oHA.
A Suwannee County
man has been killed in a
car crash in Tampa, ac-
cording to press reports
and an area funeral
home.
Charles Allen Deas,
44, died in a Dec. 19 ac-
cident on Fowler Av-
enue west of U.S. 301,
according to an online
story in the Tampa Tri-
bune. Deas' 1994
Dodge Intrepid was
struck on the left side
by a 2009 Mercedes,
the Tribune reported.
Deas was pronounced
dead at the scene at
4:48 p.m., according to
the article. Two passen-
gers were reportedly in-
jured.





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of dust in the upper atmosphere,
such as might follow a massive ex-
plosion, is often to blame. Blue
moons were said to be common fol-
lowing the eruption of Mt. St. He-
len's in 1980.
But the fabled phrase, which pre-
dates Shakespeare, usually means
something else altogether. As it turns
out, a blue moon is nothing more
than the second full moon in a single


By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflInews.com

In order to help thwart
fraud and terrorism, the
Florida Department of
Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles is mak-
ing driver license and
identification card re-
quirements more strin-
gent.
Beginning Jan. 1
Floridians wishing to re-
new or obtain a card will
be required to show
proof of identification, a
social security number
and two forms of a resi-
dential address.
Suwannee County Tax
Collector Sharon Jordan
said the new rules will
take a little getting used


Staff
First Friday, the monthly
block party in downtown Live
Oak, is back.
As the name suggests, the
gatherings will be held on the
first Friday of each month. The
first one is set for New Year's
Day at Millennium Park at 6


65/50 ''

Suwannee County should see
a few showers. Highs in the
mid 60s and lows in the low
50s.
For more weather, visit our
Web site at www.suwannee
democrat.com


"There is definitely
going to be much confu-
sion in the office for
awhile," said Jordan.
"We're trying to publi-
cize as much as possible
to get the word out."
Jordan said although
the process will be con-
fusing at first, it will be
beneficial to all.
"I think it'll cut down
on fraud and terrorists,"
she said.
In addition to the new
requirements, Jordan
said her office will un-
dergo several security
changes she said she
couldn't yet disclose.
However, she said, "it

SEE LICENSE, PAGE 13A


month. Full moons occur every 29
days or so, and some months are
bound to have two. That's the "blue
moon" we'll see Thursday night.
(The month's first full moon came
on Dec. 2.)
But what about the rest of it?
"Once in a blue moon" means ex-
ceedingly rare, right? Well, it's sup-

SEE ONCE, PAGE 13A


Sharon Jordan


To view a list of items
acceptable as
identification for
obtaining a driver's
license or ID card, go
to gathergoget.com.


Folks are invited to gather
downtown to meet old friends
and make new ones. Local
classic car owners are encour-
aged to show off their prized
possessions. Cars will be
parked on North Pine Avenue
adjacent to the park, beginning


Arrest Record ........ .2A
Branford News . . . .7-9B
Obituaries ........ .. .11A
Sports .............. 1 B
Suwannee Living . .. .4A
Viewpoint ........... .6A
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A Live Oak man died in this CR 136 crash Thursday.
- Photo: Suwannee County Fire/Rescue

The new water use rules will be posted on the
SRWMD Web site as of Jan. 6. Go to
www.mysuwanneeriver.com/rulesandregs and click
on 40B-2. For more information contact Linda
Welch, rules coordinator, at 386-362-1001.


New rules on


water use take


effect Jan. 6


Landscape
irrigation will be
limited to once
or twice a week

Staff
New rules on land-
scape irrigation will
take effect next week.
Starting Jan. 6, home-
owners and others with-
in the Suwannee River
Water Management Dis-
trict will be asked to
limit landscape irriga-
tion to one or two days
per week, depending on
the season.


For the first time, the
District is implementing
a year-round water con-
servation rule that ap-
plies to residential land-
scaping, public or com-
mercial recreation areas,
and public and commer-
cial businesses that
aren't regulated by a
District-issued permit.
In the past, the Dis-
trict has enacted only
short-term voluntary re-
strictions in response to
drought conditions.
Jon Dinges, the Dis-

SEE NEW, PAGE 13A


at 6. Limited space is avail-
able. Local radio station
WLVO 106.1 FM will be
broadcasting during the car
show.
The Live Oak Partnership in
cooperation with the Suwannee
County Historical Museum
will show the movie "Cars" in


the park at 6:30. Residents are
invited to bring a chair, bring a
blanket, and bring the family.
Businesses or car owners
wishing to participate should
contact Randy Torrance at 386-
362-1776, or Ellie Howell at
North Florida Printing Co. at
386-362-1080.


www.suwanneedemocrat. com


License, ID card requirements

made stricter come Friday


Block parties return to downtown Live Oak


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HOW TO REACH US

Switchboard, 386-362-1734
Fax, 386-364-5578
Email, nf.edRorial@gaflnews.com
Mail, P.O. Box 370
Live Oak, FL 32064
Office, 211 Howard Street East
* Publisher,
Myra Regan, ext. 122


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concerns, call us at 386-362-1734
or visit our Web site at
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Serving Suwannee County Since 1884

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

"POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to Suwannee
Democrat, PO Box 370, Live Oak, FL
32064." Annual subscription rate is
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$48 out of state. Subscribe online at
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OFFICE HOURS
Open Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters may be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed to our office. All letters are
read. Not all letters are published.
Letters may be edited to fit available
space. The editor should not alter the
writer's point of view. Well written
letters require less editing. Keep it to
the point, an ideal range is 150 to
200 words. Please include your
name, address and day and evening
phone numbers for verification.
Letters MUST be signed. Letters to
the editor can be limited to one
letter per quarter per individual.


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think! Callers may dial 208-8314 and leave a
message to express their thoughts, good or
bad, 24/7 about issues and politics, but not
about private individuals or businesses. If you
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Editor's note: The
Suwannee Democrat prints
the entire arrest record
each week. If your name
appears here and you are
laterfound not...,,in or the
,i.,,, ... are dropped, we
will be happy to make note
of this in the newspaper
when judicial proof is pre-
sented to us by you or the
authorities.
The following abbrevia-
tions are used below:
SCSO-Suwannee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office
LOPD-Live Oak Police
Department
FDLE-Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
FHP-Florida Highway
Patrol
FWC-Florida Wildlife
Commission
DOT-Department of
Transportation
OALE-Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforcement
P & P-Probation and Pa-
role
USMS-US Marshals
Service
ATF-Department of Al-
cohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

December 23, Derek
James Watson, 35, 14804
83rd Drive, Live Oak Fl,
sale cannabis, poss +20gm
cann w/i sell, SCSO-D.
Falgout
December 23, Earl Hen-
ry Olcott, 55, 828 Komon-
dor Drive, Mayo Fl, viol
prob o/c attempt agg batt
w/deadly wpn, P&P-S.
OHara
December 24, Debora
Marion Malone, 49, 7270
CR 249, Live Oak Fl, traff
in hydrocodone, poss cntl
subs w/i sell, LOPD D.
Slaughter
December 24, William
Albert Messler, 68, 5893


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140th Street Wellborn Fl.
agg assault w/deadly weap,
tampering w/evidence,
theft SCSO C. McIntyre
December 24, Paul
Thomas Bowles, 25, 312
NE Jacksonville Loop
Lake City Fl, poss
cannabis w/int sell, sale
cannabis w/i 1000' place of
worship SCSO-D. Falgout
December 24, Dale
Ralph Abraham, 52, 4318
216th St., Lake City Fl. ex-
pired d.l. SCSO D. Taylor
December 25, Jason El-
lis McGraw, 24, 77 Robbie
Ln, Defuniak Springs Fl,
poss -20g cannabis, resist-
ing w/o violence, LOPD-
Kinsey
December 25, Rachel
Leah Hall, 21, 20688 97th
Drive, O'brien Fl, grand
theft iii, SCSO A. Cundiff
December 26, Delon-
shea Townsend, 19, 4113
NW CR 150, Jasper Fl, pe-
tit theft, SCSO B Barrs
December 26, Tommy
Michael Knight, 32, 407
Braughton, Branford Fl,
burglary, grand theft, deal-
ing stolen property, 1st
app-pd app per wrs, Ar-
resting Officer:
December 26, Eddie
James Hodges, 57, 805
McGee St, Live Oak Fl,
disorderly intoxication, 1st
app-pd app per wrs,
LOPD-K. Kirby
December 26, Michael
Allen Quinones, 34,
111767 110th St, Live Oak
Fl, battery dom violence,
1st app-pd app per wrs,
LOPD T Faller
December 26, Keresia
Weeks, 33, 647 Washing-
ton Ave, Live Oak Fl, bat-
tery, LOPD T Faller
December 26, David
Thomas Forrest, 23, 8715
CR 136A, Live Oak Fl,
battery dom violence, agg
assault, criminal mischief,
1st app-pd app per wrs,


SCSO M Landis
December 27, Joseph
Danby Lewis, 26, 12654
US 129, Live Oak Fl, agg
flee/elude, dwls (habitual),
LOPD T Faller
December 27, Linda
Gail Ufferman, 50, 10801
73rd Street, Live Oak Fl,
Viol Of Probation, O/C
Worthless Checks, SCSO
Robinson Arthur
December 27, Dennis
Jason Hamm, 58, 3108 132
Trail, Live Oak Fl, battery
(dom viol), 1st app-n/a pd
per wrs, SCSO D Manning
December 27, Jeffery
Robert Stull, 36, 239 SW
Hawkins Court, Ft White
Fl, battery, SCSO-D. Allen
December 27, Nichole
Charlene Hancock, 23,
21237 81st Place OBrien
Fl, battery, SCSO-D. Allen




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SHS 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, sib-
ling or relative as part of
the graduating class,
please email your name
(maiden and married),
address, phone number
and email address to
shsclassl980@yahoo.co
m. Or call 386-362-6309
to leave a message.
We look forward to
hearing from you and
seeing you at the re-
union.


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BRIEFLY
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 assisting in this
much needed service to the elderly population of Bran-
ford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior Center Direc-
tor, 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 GCniic.il-;, 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 Gcci., i .,, 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.

Holy Land trip meeting
Jan. 21
An informational meeting about a trip to the Holy Land
will be held at Westwood Baptist Church, January 21, at 7
p.m. Dr. Jimmy Deas, pastor of Westwood, will be lead-
ing the trip. Call 386-362-1120 for additional informa-
tion.
Suwannee County Fire/
Rescue calls for service
from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27
Total calls for service: 84

Medical Calls: 72
Weakness: 1
Cardiac: 10
Trauma: 7
Motor vehicle crash: 7
Miscellaneous medical call: 19
Altered mental status: 3
Respiratory: 7
OD: 1
Nausea/vomiting: 4
Diabetic: 5
Abdominal pain: 2
Death: 3
Standby: 2
Mutual Aid Given: 1 to Lafayette Co.

Fire Calls: 12
Structure Fire: 1
Vehicle Fire: 1
Motor vehicle crash: 4
Medical assist: 2
Smoke Investigation: 1
Fire Alarm: 2
Mutual Aid Received: 1 to Hamilton VFD

Volunteer Fire Responses: 8

Falmouth Volunteer Rescue Response: 2

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009


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Christmas in Wellborn


Spirit of sharing clearly

in evidence at WCA party


Submitted
The Wellborn Community Association
held its annual Children's Christmas Party
Dec. 18. We had planned to hold the
event outside to enjoy all the beautiful
decorations and lights our members had
put up around the pavilion. With the
weather not cooperating, we moved inside
but still managed to put up a shorter can-
dy cane lane leading to the front door.
Every child from six months to 12 years
old received a gift and got to visit with
Santa Claus. Teenagers were entered into
a drawing for larger prizes.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious hot
chocolate and homemade cookies brought
by many WCA members. Representatives
of the Suwannee High School band
played Christmas carols beautifully for
our enjoyment.
We were witnesses to some Christmas
spirit in action when two different chil-
dren who won drawings for the larger


toys, each said they wished to donate the
prize back because they already had one
at home. The first and second place cash
raffle prizes were won by people who
were actually at the party so exciting!
All three cash prizes went to people who
could really use the money.
Another Christmas spirit moment oc-
curred involving the cash raffle. A young
girl purchased two raffle tickets with her
own money and gave one to her friend.
This young girl won the $200 prize. She
went back to her seat, opened her enve-
lope, and immediately handed $100 to her
friend.
Many members worked hard to put this
event together, donating not only their
time and energy but money, toys, food
and supplies as well. I think all would
agree that it was well worth it to see the
smiles on the faces of the children and
share in their excitement. The Christmas
spirit is alive and well in Wellborn!


Santa makes his arrival. Courtesy photos


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Santa and Mrs. Claus and a helpful elf.


Another bike winner.


A visit with Santa.
This notice paid for with public donations


FREE to the public!


Weight Loss
Health Awareness Clinics is
providing therapists to
administer weight loss and stop
smoking, group hypnotic
therapy.
For many people, this therapy
reduces 2 to 3 clothing sizes
and/or stops smoking.
Funding for this project comes
from public donations. Anyone
who wants treatment will
receive professional
hypnotherapy free from charge.


& Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy


An appointment is not
necessary. Sign in and
immediately receive treatment.
Health Awareness Clinics is a
non-profit organization. They
rely on donation to make
treatment available to those in
need. A modest $5.00 donation
when signing in is appreciated.
Only one 2 hour session is
needed for desirable results.
Sign in 30 min. early


Tues., Jan. 12, 7:30 pm
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park
1051 Old St. Augustine Rd.
MADISON
Wed., Jan. 13, 7:30 pm
Live Oak Garden Club
1300 11th St. S.W.
LIVE OAK
Thurs., Jan. 14, 7:30 pm
Fairfield Inn
538 S.W. Corporate Dr.,
x-427 US-90
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HealthAwarenessClinics.org
231-288-5941 ....


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Happy


90th birthday
Please join us to celebrate Margaret
Clark's 90th birthday.
When: January 9, 2010
Where: Advent Christian Village
Phillips Center
Time: 4 p.m.
RSVP
386-208-6191 or
Vicki.music @gmail.com


LCpl Nicholas Joseph Flores and Lcpl Allison Marie Jarvis


Flores Jarvis

engagement
Sherrie Anderson of Allison is a 2008 gradu-
O'Brien would like to an- ate of Canal Winchester
nounce the engagement of High School in Canal Win-
her son LCpl Nicholas chester, Ohio and is cur-
Joseph Flores to Lcpl Alli- rently serving in the United
son Marie Jarvis daughter States Marine Corp.
of Bruce and Paula Jarvis Allison's maternal grand-
of Canal Winchester, Ohio. parents are Sylvia Sinacola
Nicholas is a 2007 gradu- of Canal Winchester, Ohio
ate of Suwannee High and the late Frank Sinacola.
School and is currently The ceremony will take
serving in the United States place at "The Farm" in
Marine Corp. Candler, NC in January
Nicholas' maternal 2010. The reception will
grandparents are Edward follow the ceremony.
and Sherry Bradley of Invitations will be mailed
O'Brien, FI and paternal out.
grandparents are Richard The couple will reside at
and Frances Bagu of Coro- Cherry Point Air Base in
na Queens, NY. Havelock, NC.

Marriage license applications
The following couples applied for a marriage li-
cense in Suwannee County the week of Dec. 21-24:

Travis Lee Howard to Mandi Anne Mott

Gregory David Stanford to Sue Ellen Aiken

Timothy Michael Weed to Gina Marie Taylor

Miguel Turn Us to Rosa Elena Lopez Perez

Rodney Alan Glavey to Angela Renee Izor

Steven Loucious Edwards to Erika Machin

Josiah Woloszyn to Dianelys Valdes Fernandez


Margaret Clark


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009


Walter and Joy Smith

50TH WEDDING

ANNIVERSARY

The children of Walter and Joy Smith would like to
invite all friends and family to a reception in honor of
their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday,
January 3, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Live Oak
Shrine Club.


Night Watch Services
Night Watch Services will be held at Lebanon Church
Baptist Church 9 p.m. 12 a.m., Dec. 31. The church is lo-
cated at 6124 280th Street, Branford.


Live Oak-based Reinke dealership


recognized as
Submitted equipment."
Champion Irrigation of Reinke dealerships from
Live Oak has been recog- across the United States
nized as one of the top 5 and Canada gathered to at-
highest selling Reinke Man- tend Reinke's annual con-
ufacturing dealerships in the vention. The awards cere-
southeast. Champion was mony recognizes select
honored during Reinke's re-
cent annual convention held
Oct. 25-27 in Austin, Texas.

Reinke is a leading manu-
facturer of mechanized irri-
gation systems.
"We are extremely
pleased with Champion Irri-
gation and everything they
have accomplished this past
year," said Tim Goldham-
mer, vice president of mar-
keting, Reinke. "We appre-
ciate the commitment
Champion Irrigation and
their staff have made to help
market Reinke irrigation


top-five seller
Reinke dealerships for their keting year was phenome-
hard work and dedication nal," said Goldhammer.
to sales and marketing "We were grateful for the
throughout the past year. opportunity to bring all of
"The number of dealers our dealers together and
with exceptional sales dur- recognize everyone's ef-
ing the 2008 and 2009 mar- forts."


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ere spoken, He was my shining star.
odbyes. Everyone who met him just loved him; from the time he was
born until the time he grew into a nice young man. I would
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iws why. about him all the time. I've always been so proud of him.
e in sadness Manny was so beautiful inside and out. I can't begin to tell you
still flow. how much I miss him. (There aren't enough stars in the sky).
All I do know is God gave him to me but took him home too soon
o one will ever know. For what reason, I don't know. But, there's one thing I do know;
ce until the he's my special boy that I love with all my heart and he will never
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l erag ed Until we're together again,
ever loved Love always
issued. His Mother
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Chemical rep predicts

corn prices will jump
Chris Carter of Live Oak at-
tended the Growers Mineral
Solutions sales meeting held at
the Great Wolf Lodge in San-
,' B dusky, Ohio recently. Tracy
r 'r Temple, of PVS-Nolwood
J, Chemicals, outlined the global
market factors that will affect
the prices of all fertilizer mate-
rials. As regional sales manag-
er at one of the leading chemi-
cal distributors in the Midwest,
S\ Temple predicts corn and fer-
\ tilizer prices will skyrocket if
Chris Carter of Live Oak the ethanol blend in gasoline
changes from 10 to 15 percent.
To produce ethanol, the plants require large amounts of
urea, sulfur, zinc and other basic ingredients also used by
the fertilizer industry. This will increase the demand for
raw materials used in the fertilizer industry at a time
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by Kathy Fletcher, PharmD Drive-up window

Treatment for Acromegaly
Acromegaly is a condition of increased growth hormone, which leads to
enlargement of the nose, hands, and feet. The condition is rare, diagnosed
in 3 to 4 people out of 1 million per year. Acromegaly is commonly
caused by a benign tumor that secretes growth hormone. Symptoms are
related to increased amounts of growth hormone and insulin-like growth
factor-1 (IGF-1). Associated symptoms include headache, swelling,
sweating, and fatigue. Characteristics of the condition include an
enlarged jaw, enlarged hands and feet, and enlarged nose. Also, the teeth
typically become spread apart. It may take many years before it is
diagnosed, because body changes occur slowly over time and are not
obvious right away.
Somatostatin analogues work to decrease over-production of growth
hormone. Octreotide (Sandostatin) is a somatostatin analogue that is
injected to decrease growth hormone production. Pegvisomant
(Somavert) is a recombinant growth hormone-receptor antagonist that
works to cause a decrease in IGF-I. Dopamine agonists such as
Bromocriptine (Parlodel) and cabergoline (Dostinex) may also decrease
secretion of growth hormone. These types of medications may be used in
combination with octreotide to potentially work better than either type of
medication alone.
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Rent-A-Center reaches


out to the community


Rent-A-Center is spreading holi-
day cheer in the community by
making contributions to two non-
profit organizations. On Dec. 16,
Manager Jeff Jones and District
Manager Kris Wolfe visited Love
INC, which supports those in need
with food, clothing and financial as-
sistance, and presented Winona Ed-


wards, executive director, with a
$1,000 grant for their food pantry.
The following day, Jones and Wolfe
met with Murlin Wells, director of
the Boys and Girls Club of North
Central Florida, Suwannee County
Branch, and donated two HP desk-
top computers and computer desks
for the 80 to 90 children the club


serves daily.
"We also want to invite the com-
munity to visit the store to enter our
grand opening drawing for a 46"
Sony LCD TV," says Jones. The
drawing date will be February 27,
2010. No purchase is necessary.
The Live Oak Rent-A-Center is
located at 1558 S. Ohio Ave.


Rent-A-Center Manager Jeff Jones, left, and Murlin Wells, director of the local
donated two HP desktop computers and computer desks to the club.


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Rent-A-Center District Manager Kris Wolfe, left, and Manager Jeff Jones present Love INC Executive Director
Winona Edwards with a $1,000 grant for the organization's food pantry. Courtesy photos


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"Come to me, all you
who are weary and
burdened, and I will
give you rest."
Matthew 11:28




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MYRA C. REGAN ROBERT BRIDGES
Publisher Editor
Members of the Suwannee Democrat
editorial board are Myra C. Regan, publisher,
and Robert Bridges, editor. Our View,
which appears in Friday's editions of the
Democrat, is formed by that board.






My enemy
By Jim Holmes
I guess you are never certain how others see
you, but I'd like to think most folks believe that
I am honest and truthful. I also hope they see
me as tolerant and amicable, even with those
with whom I may disagree or dislike.
And yet I must be honest. There is one whom
I have come to despise. I have no patience with
him whatsoever and want nothing to do with
him.
My enemy has not yet said or done anything
to me or a loved one to raise my ire. But I
know it is only a matter of time just days
now before that changes and we must go up
against each other ... one on one.
Mind you, I know the hatred that bums in my
heart is because of my weaknesses and failings
... not his. And yet I have no plans to change
how I live my life, no matter how much he
might disapprove ... at least until after this an-
nual season of love, peace and tranquility pass-
es.
So, while I may see him lurking nearby this
holiday, I will pay him no mind. I will savor
this magic time with all the good things it has
to offer ... acting as if he never existed and nev-
er will. And if he inadvertently catches my at-
tention, I pledge I will walk around him or find
another path to my destination. I simply will
not let an encounter with him ruin this won-
drous time of year.
My wife says I am too hard on him. She says
he even shares my traits of honesty and truth-
fulness and that I should learn to embrace him
and what he has to tell me. And yet, I see no
immediate effort on her part to rush to him and
seek his knowledge. I suspect she fears him as
much as I do, but is simply less willing to admit
it.
Please understand, my fear and hatred of him
is not physical. Despite my advanced age, he
would be no real match for me. I am still big-
ger, faster and stronger than he is ... and he only
has that one good eye with which to see me.
When he does, however, I make a concentrated
effort to gaze elsewhere.
There are days when I wonder why I ever let
him into my life to begin with. It was my
choice, not his. One that I made willingly at
the time. And yet, almost since the day our
paths first crossed, I have regretted my deci-
sion.
Oh, in the very beginning, there were some
good times, with memories that make me smile.
When we first became acquainted I sought his
knowledge daily, but only because it supported
my own hopes, beliefs and dreams. After all,
he helped make my sacrifices worthwhile.
But then I once again weakened and found
myself on another path ... one that he refuses to
forgive me for taking. It is not that he is judg-
mental. He is not. He is simply incapable of
telling a lie or allowing me to come up with an
excuse for my transgressions.
That will change shortly, however, because
with the arrival of this New Year, I pledge I will
finally confront him ... that evil, good for noth-
ing bathroom scale.
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.


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OPINION

On cell phones and safety warnings


By Dwain Walden
There is a theory that cell phone usage
can cause brain cancer. But, there is no
consensus among scientists that this
claim is true.
But, a Maine legislator wants to make
that state the first to require warnings on
cell phones that they can cause brain can-
cer.
Strangely, there is much documenta-
tion that cell phones can cause car wrecks but no one is
pushing to have that warning printed on cell phones. That's
incredible irony, I would think. But, such irony can be
found in many venues of public health.
For instance, far more people die of cancer than shark at-
tacks. Yet, you can walk out on the beach and yell "shark!"
and everyone comes running out of the water. But walk into
a room full of smokers and yell "lung cancer!" and they
will look at you like you've gone nuts.
And there are warnings on some medications that say you
should not use them while driving heavy machinery. There
is no such warning on booze, however.
Chances are, there are more people who operate forklifts
with Jack Daniels than Nyquil in their systems. Also, booze
labels don't warn you that drinking too much can lead to
karaoke and looseness of pants.
Now it's a fact that cell phones emit some radiation. But
the Federal Communications Commission maintains that all
cell phones manufactured in the U.S. are safe in this regard.
I don't know what to believe about cell phone safety rela-
tive to these devices emitting radiation. I am sure about one
thing, however, and that is that since I started carrying a
cell phone some 10 years ago, the number of emergencies I
have to respond to have increased significantly. Should we
then be warned that they can cause indigestion or ulcers?
Or do we embrace that thing about "don't shoot the mes-
senger?"
Some people say they won't have a cell phone ... that
they are a bother..
But I must admit, I've found broad application for mine
beyond business, and now I feel kind of naked, even lost, if
I don't have mine with me.
For instance, when I go jogging, I always take my cell
phone. That way I can call my wife and tell her where to


pick me up if my ego and my body are not of similar un-
derstanding. Also, if I'm mugged while jogging and if I'm
still conscious and assuming that the mugger didn't steal
my cell phone, I can dial 911. And when we're Christmas
shopping in a big mall, I can call my wife and ask where to
find her. Also, when we're on a dove shoot, everyone can
be warned that the game warden has just pulled into the
field.
Now a new fear comes to me with this thing about brain
cancer warnings if you constantly have a cell phone to your
ear more people will start texting. Mix texting and dri-
ving, which some people do, and we get back to those
aforementioned ironies about health safety warnings.
Not only that, some English teachers have reported that
students' abilities to write complete sentences and form
them into essays have diminished because of the "pig
Latin" approach to text messaging. So we may be seeing
yet another irony: Our communication tc'ihn i .::i is ad-
vancing by leaps and bounds but our ability to read and
write may be digressing to some primeval level.
Ugh! My stomach make strange noise. I go eat now!
(Dwain Walden is editor/publisher
of The Moultrie Observer, 229-985-4545.
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By Jay Liles
An hour's drive west on 1-10 from
Tallahassee, in the little town of Cot-
tondale, Florida's future unfolds on a
massive scale. Green Circle, the
world's largest wood pellet manufac-
turing plant, sits just off the Interstate,
nestled among tall pines. Its sole prod-
uct taking wood fiber and reducing
it to horse-pill sized pellets, suitable
for burning. For now its main cus-
tomers are coal-fired power plants in
Europe. But in the future Olaf Roed,
President and CEO of Green Circle,
knows U.S. markets will open once a
carbon-reduced, Cap and Trade mar-
ket opens in which his product will be
more valuable than oil and coal.
Green circle will profit not only from
providing a reliable, sustainable fuel
source, but also from the credits they
will earn for replacing carbon-creat-
ing fossil fuels in our power grid.
Currently Green Circle has a work-
force of more than seventy. With a cap
on carbon and a trading system for
credits, Olaf claims he can profitably
build two more giant processors.
Imagine the multiplier effect income


for tree farmers, haulers, brush clear-
ing companies, foresters and all those
who service these interests.
Heading east on 1-10 sits Suwannee
Farms, owned by Joe and Kenneth
Hall. Recently Joe has been a standing
room only speaker at events like the
Farms to Fuel Summit in Orlando.
The Halls have also seen the carbon
reduced future, one in which oil is too
expensive to economically run a mod-
em day dairy operation and "waste
product" is, well, a waste. Cow ma-
nure feeds a digester that powers
much of the farm's electrical use.
Crop residue is plowed back into the
soil and solar arrays light the barns
and heat the water. He is as close to
"off the grid" as any farmer can dream
yet ready to sell excess power to the
grid when parity occurs. And that day
is coming with Cap and Trade.
Finally, there is the Lykes Brothers
Ranch in south-central Florida. This
one hundred year old icon of Florida's
timber and cattle barons is now a di-
versified, worldwide conglomerate
with interests in cattle ranching, farm-
ing, forestry and citrus. Anyone who


calls Florida home knows the Lykes
brand.
On a seasonably cool fall day we
visited the Lykes Brothers Ranch to
talk carbon Cap and Trade with Char-
lie Lykes and his staff. Turns out they
can school us on much of what the en-
ergy future means for Florida and
farming. On this Old Florida ranch of
330,000 acres, stretching across two
counties, Charlie Lykes, the fourth
generation of Lykes family to run this
ranch, shows us an energy-cane crop
that will produce a bio-fuel capable of
replacing gasoline on a commercial
scale. He points out the many envi-
ronmentally sound practices em-
ployed by the ranch over the last few
decades to make this operation sus-
tainable. As I said, Charlie and his
family have been at this for more than
a century. He wants to be sure the next
generation of Lykes has the opportu-
nity to conserve this land for the next
one hundred years, or longer.
When asked how many people
work the ranch he remarks that of the


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O'BRIEN AND OUR NEIGHBORS


'Bits & Pieces' from


south Suwannee County


By Ana Smith
The rush is over; most
of the cleanup is done;
all the leftovers are al-
ready eaten or stored in
the freezer for future
meals, most likely for
New Year's. We've most
likely visited all the fam-
ily and friends over the
last weekend, or had
them visit with us, and
now it's time to relax a
little, get back to our
daily routines.
This was one of the
quietest Christmas holi-
days I can remember in
decades, but I find I'm
still filled with love and
contentment because the
telephone calls from
loved ones brought them
all right here to O'Brien,
if only for a short time.
And we've all promised
to make this next year
the one in which we will
see each other and spend
some special time to-
gether. We realize we are
all getting "up there" in
age, and God willing,
we'll make the time that's
left count.
I sincerely hope you
all enjoyed a wonderful
time with family and
friends, and that you did
find it in your hearts ...
and your wallets ... to
help at least one person
or one family have a re-
ally good Christmas.
I learned that this year
several families I know
about were numbered
among those that, even
though they are not in
the welfare system, have
been struggling to keep a
roof over their heads and
food on their table be-
cause of work hours be-
ing cut and the family
incomes suffering. How-
ever, the ones I know
about have strong faith
and caring family and
church family, and
through the kindness of
others still managed to
have a good Christmas.
To those who were in-
strumental in providing
CHRISTMAS for fami-
lies such as these, you
received a blessing in
such a special way.
As we head into the
new year, I do have one
request to ask. If you
have any time to give
whether during the week
or on the weekend, think
about volunteering at one
of the many special orga-
nizations that need help.


You can read about so
many of them in this
newspaper ... any of the
nursing homes, for in-
stance! Local animal res-
cue groups, the city or
county animal shelter,
the schools where you
can be so instrumental in
tutoring our children,
helping with the reading
programs, etc., as well as
your local library. I'm
sure the hospitals would
be grateful for folks who
can help ... in my "day"
they used to be called
"candy-stripers," but
whatever they are called
now it's an opportunity
to be a vital part of this
community.
And although you read
about "Toys for Tots," or
"Toys for Kids," needing
your help over the
Christmas holiday, the
need for help for fami-
lies hit hard in this econ-
omy is one that goes on
all year long. Contact the
health department to find
out how you can help;
talk to your church about
helping if they have a
food or clothes pantry, or
take part in the visitation
ministry, which includes
visiting shut-ins, making
hospital visits to congre-
gation members, or
bringing a meal or two to
someone who is ill or re-
cuperating from an acci-
dent or surgery. There
are so many needs in
Suwannee County, and
you will be richly
blessed by giving of
yourself and your time ...
as well as your financial
support, if you are able
to give it.
From "Humorous Quo-
tations":
"Start doing what's
necessary, then what's
possible, and suddenly
you are doing the impos-
sible."
"When your outgo ex-
ceeds your income, your
upkeep will be your
downfall."
"For the ignorant, old
age is winter; for the
learned, it is the har-
vest."
"The optimist makes
his own heaven and en-
joys it as he goes
through life. The pes-
simist makes his own
hell and suffers as he
goes through life."
"Lord, when we are
wrong, make us willing
to change. And when we


I learned
that this
year
several
families I
know about
were
numbered
among
those that,
even
though they
are not in
the welfare
system,
have been
struggling
to keep a
roof over
their heads
and food
on their
table
because of
work hours
being cut
and the
family
incomes
suffering.
However,
the ones I
know about
have strong
faith and
caring
family and
church
family, and
through the
kindness of
others still
managed to
have a
good
Christmas.
are right, make us
easy to live with."
This one is dedicated
to Brother George ...
"The clergy can do noth-
ing about rainy Sundays;
they are in sales, not in
management!" (I hope
he's laughing!)
To each and every one,
may the year 2010 bring
you better health, a little
more wealth, a lot of
love and happiness, and
an outpouring of bless-
ings to share. God bless!


The Rev. Dr. David A. Dean

The Rev. Paul A. Bertolino has an-
nounced that January will be a mission em-
phasis month with presentations being
made from a wide range of evangelical
leaders. The Rev. Dr. David A. Dean will
begin the series by teaching at the 9:45
a.m. adult class on Jan. 3. Dr. Dean is a


minister/missionary of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and has spent decades as an admin-
istrator, educator, theologian and author of
several books and publications. He served
as Director and Professor of the Advent
Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell The-
ological Seminary. Dr. Dean studied at
Westmininster Theological Seminary and
Hartford Seminary Foundation and earned
a Master of Theology and Divinity and a
Doctor of Theology. He holds member-
ships in the Evangelical Theological/Philo-
sophical Societies.
On Jan. 10 and 17, the Rev. Dr. James W.
Gustafson and his wife Eleanor will both
teach and preach at all services. Mrs.
Gustafson has written four Christian nov-
els. In addition to their ministry in
McAlpin, Mrs. Gustafson will present her
latest book, The Stones, at the Advent
Christian Village Book Club on January 18
at 1 PM. The book is based on the life of
King David. Autographed copies will be
available upon purchase of the book. All
proceeds will be given to a non-profit cor-
poration that both Dr. Gustafson and Rev.
Bertolino founded in the 1960s in support
of missions. The McAlpin Church is locat-
ed at 17214 89th Road. Further informa-
tion can be obtained by calling the pastor
at 386-658-1048.


McAlpin Advent Christian

Church to host Missions Month


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Small steps to health and wealth


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Take charge of

your diabetes

An educational program for
adults with Type 2 diabetes
Suwannee County Extension is now offering an
educational program to help adults with type 2 di-
abetes control their blood sugar to feel better and
reduce risk of health complications. The program
will include nine classes taught by a team of
qualified educators and health professionals, and
a personal consultation with a registered dietitian.
Health assessments (height, weight, and blood
pressure measurements) are included. Classes
will run from January 28th to March 25th and
will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
We are now recruiting participants for this pro-
gram. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 di-
abetes, are at least 21 years old, and are interested
in being a part of this program, please call the
Extension office at 386-362-2771 by Jan. 25. The
$75 program fee includes the educational classes,
nutrition consultation, program materials and
health assessments.
Class size is limited!


Start your new year off right.
Let us help you with your New
Year's resolutions. The Suwan-
nee County Extension Service
is offering an eight-week, hour-
long evening program that can
be used to improve your health,
personal finances or both. This
class will provide tips to im-
prove your health and wealth.
Class is open to all. Because
seating is limited, pre-registra-
tion is required. The fee is $7
per person ($10 per couple),
which includes taste testing and
class materials. There are
many similarities between
health and personal finance is-
sues and behavior change
strategies. No step is too small
to get started and you can never
be too early or too late! Call
the Extension office at 386-
362-2771 to pre-register before
January 4, 2010. First class
starts on January 6, 2010 at 6
p.m. at the Extension office in
Live Oak.
For more information or to
register contact the Extension
office at 386-362-2771.


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New Volunteer Orientation'


How is your voice?
Learn how to be the voice
for a child who has been
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abused. No previous expe-
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Obituaries


Dustin Allen Gardner, 20
September 21, 1987-
December 22, 2009

y ustin Allen Gard-
ner, 20, Live
ODOak, FI passed
away December 22, 2009
due to an automobile acci-
dent. The Lake City, FI na-
tive lived most of his life in
Live Oak. He worked for
Fred's for two years and
was a member of Wellborn
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his par-
ents: Bruce and Sarah
Gardner, Live Oak, Fl; one
daughter: Myleigh Gard-
ner, Live Oak, Fl; three
brothers: Brandon Garden-
er, Live Oak Fl, Dillon
Gardner, Live Oak, Fl, J.D.
Strickland, Lake City, Fl;
maternal grandparents:
Lorena Barclay, Live Oak,
Fl, Bill White, Live Oak,
Fl; and paternal grandpar-
ents: Bud & Jackie Gard-
ner, Live Oak, Fl.
Services were held at
2:00 pm Saturday, Decem-
ber 26, 2009 at Wellborn
Baptist Church and inter-
ment followed at Tiger
Lake Baptist Church.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak is in Charge of All
Arrangements.

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and click on obituaries


Marion Stauffer Turner
March 22, 1928-
December 22, 2009

e brarion Stauffer
Turner passed
away Tuesday,
december 22, 2009 at
Haven Hospice in Lake
City, FL. following an ex-
tended illness. Mrs. Turner
was bom in Connecticut to
the late James and Venice
Stauffer. She was a resident
of Hamilton County for
some 50 years where she
was active in the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church. She
served as president of the
Jasper Woman's Club, the
Republican Party, Execu-
tive Secretary of the Cham-
ber of Commerce and rep-
resented Kissimmee St.
Cloud at the Florida Wel-
come Center for many
years. Mrs. Turner was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band, H.G. Turner in 1992.
She is survived by her
son, William Terry Lowe
and his wife, Jane Tyree
Lowe; three grandchildren,
Tara R. Lowe, Tiffany


Lowe Stubbs and William
Lowe; one great grand-
child, Addison Stubbs; her
stepson, Larry Turner and
his wife Murial Gravely
Turner and step daughter,
Carolyn Davies; four step-
grandchildren, Tracy
Moody, Jesse Turner,
Charles Davies and James
Davies; five step-great-
grandchildren, Gabrielle,
Courtney, Jared, Madison
and Morgan; one half-sis-
ter, Ruth Veltri.
Funeral services were
held Wednesday, December
23 in the chapel of Harry T.
Reid Funeral Home with
Rev. Dale Ames. Mrs. Jane
Tyree Lowe gave the eulo-
gy.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Jasper
Woman's Club, P.O. Box
1201, Jasper, FL. 23052.

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Charles Allen Deas
April 16, 1965-
December 19, 2009

y7harles Allen Deas,
age 44, of Live
Oak, FL. passed
away Saturday, December
19, 2009 from injuries
sustained in an automobile
accident. Charles was
born in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was employed by Peel-
ers Transport in Lake City,
FL. Charles was preceded
in death by his mother,
Betty Deas and sister, Ter-
ry Cuvo.
Survivors include,
Mary Ann Deas, the
mother of his daughter,
Courtney Deas; his com-
panion, Shawnee Black,
the mother of his daughter
Madeline Deas; parents,
Reat and Jean Deas; fa-
ther-in-law and mother-in-
law, Larry and Patty
Green; brother, Billy
Deas; sisters, Tonnie
Deas, Angela Roberts, and
Shawnda Childs.
The family received
friends on Monday, De-
cember 28th from 11:00-
12:00 at Stowers Funeral
Home, Brandon, FL.
Funeral services were
held at 11:00 a.m. on Tues-
day, December, 29th at
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. Inter-
ment followed at New
Hope Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. is in
charge of local arrange-


ments.

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Earl L. Young
January 31, 1919-
December 25, 2009

arl L. Young, 90, of
Live Oak, FL
passed away on
Friday, December 25, 2009
of a short illness. The West
Point, PA native lived in
Live Oak for over 40 years
after he moved here from
Daytona. Mr. Young
served in the Army and was
a veteran of World War II.
He enjoyed working with
wood and was a member of
Suwannee Station Baptist
Church, Live Oak, FL.
Mr. Young is survived by
his wife of 68 years: Elnora
C. Young, Live Oak, FL;
two daughters: Flo Brene-
man (Raydale), Fountain
Inn, SC; Gloria Doris
Alverez (Al), Waycross,
GA; two sons: Robert
Young, Live Oak, FL; Ver-
non Gay Young (Joann),
Live Oak, FL; eleven
grandchildren; twenty
great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death
by one grandson: Timothy
Breneman.
Services were held at
11:00 am, Monday, Decem-
ber 28, 2009 at Suwannee
Station Baptist Church with
Rev. Wilbur Woods offici-
ating. Interment followed
in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to The
American Cancer Society.
Please sign the guest-
book at www.danielsfuner-
alhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. in
charge of all arrangements.

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Vera Newbern Lanier
November 3, 1915-
December 24, 2009

S/ Lera Newbern
Lanier, 94, of Live
Oak, Florida,
passed away peacefully on
December 24, 2009 at
Haven Hospice in Lake
City, FL.
She was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother and
friend to many and will be
so very missed this holiday


season and always. She en-
joyed spending time with
the people she loved, her
family was very important
to her and she was always
available for her children
and grandchildren. She
touched the lives of many
people. She is predeceased
by her parents, William
Barney Cheshire and
Mamie Cheshire; her hus-
band and father of her chil-
dren, Jessie Irvin Newbern,
and husband, Francis Mal-
colm Lanier.
She is survived by her
four children, Lavaughn
Newbern (Ednell), Linda
Smith (W.R. 'Bud'), Jerry
Newbern (Martha), and
Brenda Sanders (Ed); five
grandchildren, Len New-
bern, Brad Newber, Moni-
ca Smith, Ryan Smith and
Phillip Newbern; seven
great-grandchildren, Jack
Newbern, Hamp Newbern,
Rae Newbern, Karis Smith,
Rachel Smith, Matthew


Newbern and Jessie New-
bem; and one great-great-
grandchild: Ashley New-
bern.
Visitation will be held at
Daniels Funeral Home on
Tuesday, December 29,
2009 from 5:00 7:00 pm
and graveside funeral ser-
vices will be held at
Philadelphia Baptist
Church on Wednesday, De-
cember 30, 2009 at 11:00
am.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Haven
Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90
West, Lake City, FL 32055,
1 -800-759-6357,
www.havenhospice.org.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc., 1126
Ohio Avenue North, Live
Oak, FL 32064 is in charge
of all arrangements.

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Death notice
Dorothy Jean Kirby
April 26, 1944-
December 23, 2009

)orothy Jean Kirby,
age 65, of
O O'Brien, FL
passed away Dec. 23, 2009
at her home in O'Brien, FL.
She is survived by two
sons, Malcolm Kirby, Dou-
glas Osborn, three daugh-
ters, Sharon Thomas, Joyce
Matthews, Heather Her-
nandez, twelve grandchil-
dren & nine great grand-
children.
As per his wishes, final-
ization was by cremation.
Harris Funeral Home &
Cremations, Inc. of Live
Oak (386-364-5115) was in
charge of all arrangements.

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High-speed chase ends in arrest


Staff
A Live Oak man led police on a high-
speed chase before he was apprehended
early Monday, according to a report from
the Live Oak Police Department.
Joseph Danby Lewis, 26, of 12654 US
129 was arrested on charges of driving on
a suspended or revoked driver's license
(habitual) and aggravated fleeing or at-
tempting to elude police, jail records
show.
While traveling east on E. Duval Street
at about 1:30 a.m., Lewis passed a vehicle
in a no passing zone at a high rate of
speed, running it off the road, according to
LOPD officer Thomas Faller.
As Faller attempted to stop Lewis's
black 2003 Chevrolet pickup, Lewis re-
portedly fled east on CR 136 then turned
onto a dirt road and stopped.
Faller pulled in behind him. When Fall-
er exited his vehicle and started walking
toward the truck, Lewis spun the truck


around and accelerated toward Faller, ac-
cording to an LOPD press release. Faller
then got back to his car and pulled off the
road to avoid being hit by Lewis's truck.
Lewis again fled east on CR 136, at
speeds reaching more than 100 mph, the
press release said.
The pursuit continued into Columbia
County along CR 417 and US 90. Once in
Columbia County Lewis turned south on
CR 252A and continued west on CR 252,
the press release said.
Lewis was finally stopped when his
tires were punctured by spike strips de-
ployed by the Florida Highway Patrol. No
one was hurt in the pursuit.
Lewis was booked at the Columbia
County Jail and transferred to Suwannee
County Jail to await arraignment.
LOPD was assisted in the pursuit by
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, Co-
lumbia County Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Highway Patrol.


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Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Suwannee County performed Christmas carols for
friends and family members at the organization's Christmas banquet held Dec. 19 at John
Hale Recreational Park. -Photos: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.



Farming in a Cap and Trade future


Continued From Page 6A

66 employees, one-third
are cowboys. Yes, cow-
boys. As Charlie explains,
on horseback is still the
most cost effective means
to herd cattle. No GPS, no
aerial ballet; just a man and
his trusty steed.
Lykes Brothers Ranch
combines the latest tech-
nology with time honored
horse skills to run one of
the nation's most profitable
enterprises and they see
more opportunity in a car-
bon-reduced future. They
can use their crops to make
energy, store carbon and
feed the world. Their
Eco2Assetts subsidiary
will teach other landown-
ers how they can benefit
from Cap and Trade as
well.
Change is coming for the
American farmer. Change
has always been a part of
farming life. The dust
bowl, mechanization, bio-
engineered crops and corn-


Continued From Page 1A

trict's director of resource
management, said the new
requirement will help ad-
dress water needs within
the District.
"Water supply is a
statewide issue," Dinges
said. "We all must do our
part to conserve."
Unlike other areas of the
state where irrigation
schedules are set according
to addresses, water users in
the SRWMD will be al-
lowed to set their own
schedules as follows:
Choose one day per week
to water landscapes during
Eastern Standard Time,
which begins the first Sun-
day in November; choose
two days per week during
Daylight Savings Time, be-
ginning the second Sunday
in March. In both cases, ir-
rigation should not occur
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Newly planted land-


Continued From Page 1A

will be quite noticeable."
As part of the new re-
quirements, those wishing
to renew a card may do so
on the Internet or by mail


to-fuel all are part of the
evolving, ever changing
farm landscape. There are
those who say carbon re-
duction and the dreaded
Cap and Trade will be too
costly to farmers. They
point to higher fuel and fer-
tilizer costs. This presumes
fossil fuels, the base ingre-
dient of gas and fertilizer
will not go up in cost over
the next two decades. Any-
one who saw the run up in
fuel costs in 2008 and the
resulting economic calami-
ty that ensued knows that
betting on stable energy
prices is a sure loser.
From Green Circle, to
Suwannee Farms, to Lykes
Brothers Ranch and on big
and small farms across
Florida, smart farmers
know change is in the air.
Where some see disaster,
many see opportunity.
Where some see job loss,
others are creating jobs and
reviving time-tested sus-
tainable practices. We can
wish change would not


scapes may be watered
more frequently for 60
days following planting.
"Reducing landscape ir-
rigation and watering more
efficiently helps us make
the most of our resources
and it reduces irrigation
costs," Dinges said.
Those who wish to devi-
ate from the water conser-
vation rule must apply for
a water use permit.
The requirement is part
of the District's new water
use permitting rules.
In addition to water con-
servation for landscape ir-
rigation, the new rules re-
quire anyone applying for
a water use permit to im-
plement a water conserva-
tion plan.
Dinges said only new
permit applicants are re-
quired to adopt a conser-
vation plan; existing per-
mit holders must adhere to
their current permits.


one time only. After that,
all renewals must be made
in person. Residents will
still be able to update their
address or obtain a replace-
ment card online at gore-
new.com.


happen but the smart entre-
preneurs will learn, adapt
and thrive. The examples
are all around us.
Jay Liles is the policy
consultant to the Florida
Wildlife Federation, a
statewide citizens conser-
vation and education orga-
nization working for the
protection, enjoyment and
wise use of Florida's fish,
wildlife and other natural
resources. The Florida
Wildlife Federation encour-
ages the public's apprecia-
tion of Florida's environ-
ment through sustainable,
resource-based outdoor
recreation.


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Come out and join us for
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The Boys and Girls Club kids lifted their voices throughout the banquet hall Dec. 19.




Christmas Eve crash takes a life


Continued From Page 1A

side of the vehicle struck a large oak tree.
The car overturned and Brakenwagen,
whom FHP said was not wearing a seat
belt, was ejected. He was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Brandy Brakenwagen, the wife of
Steven, was filled with emotion Mon-
day.
"It doesn't seem real," she said. "It's
like he's going to come home and walk
through the door at any moment."
Steven was well-liked in the commu-
nity and ran a business out of his home
called Steve's Electronics, Brandy said.
He often would fix computer software
problems in homes throughout Suwan-
nee County and neighboring areas.
Brittany Warder, 19, Steven's oldest


daughter, said "it was quite a shock" to
hear the news of her father's passing.
"He raised me. He taught me a lot
about cooking and painting interiors,
and about the structure of buildings."
Brittany said she spoke with her 10-
year-old sister Sarah, who seems to be
doing OK. "I think because she's young
that she is taking it better than the rest
of the family," Brittany said.
Steven and wife Brandy were raising
Sarah, Steven's daughter from a previ-
ous marriage, and their 2-year-old son
Christian together. The couple were ex-
pecting an addition to their family at
anytime, said Brandy, who is pregnant.
"He was very brave and very smart,"
Brandy Brakenwagen said of her hus-
band. "He's very much missed and
loved by everybody."


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posed to. But we actually
see a second full moon
about every two-and-a-half
years. The last one occurred
in May 2007. That's not all
that uncommon, in cosmic
terms.
So a blue moon isn't
blue, and isn't even all that
rare. What gives?
Simple. The current
meaning of the phrase,
which dates from 1946, is
based on a mistake, say ex-
perts. An amateur as-
tronomer misread an al-
manac from 1937, it ap-
pears. The "real" meaning
pertains to the number of
full moons per season, not
month.
In any case, the current


understanding of the phrase
seems here to stay.
(The moon will rise here
Thursday at 4:36 p.m. and
set at 6:19 a.m.)
Bi.. -,...1 information
for this article is taken from
a 1999 article in Sky &
Telescope ,i.i, i:;,,n.
(http://skyandtelescope. corn
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There will also be plenty of
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Pre-registration is $15
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Registration at the gate is
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Registration is from 8:30
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Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
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Direct restorations include the traditional
silver-colored dental amalgam, glass
ionomers, resin ionomers and some
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Indirect restorations are manufactured at
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bridges. And these can be made with
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One of the factors in the decision is the
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Sparky lends Santa a helping hand
SI Nearly 500 children were given toys through Toys for
Sparky's Kids Dec. 21 at Live Oak Fire Department. Here
_-__ -. B 'i. are some photos of the fun.


Enrique Davis waits with Donna Martin to get his toys for
Christmas. Photos: Jeff Waters


A big Christmas haul, ready to be handed out.

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Maribel Melendez (white coat) and Bryan Melendez wait
with their mom Araceli Melendez for toys through Toys for
Sparky's Kids Monday.


Misty Brown and her kids Zamariah Brown and Ezekiel
Brown III.


Crowds wait their turn for Christmas toys.


Volunteer Anne Etcher checks bags before distributing toys
Dec. 21.


Misty Brown (black jacket) is
turn to pick up toys for her
Ezekiel Brown III.


Folks lined up early Monday morning at Live Oak Fire Department to get their kids toys for Christmas.


all smiles as she waits her
kids, Zamariah Brown and


Folks were thankful the Live Oak Fire Department was there
to help.


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The scenic Sunnyhill Farms
plantation in the rolling hills of
northeast Leon County was the site
for this regional championship. The


top 12 teams from northwest Flori-
da's panhandle to the Jacksonville's
First Coast were present for the
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SPORTS COMMENTARY


The old bowl


'Tis the season. The bowl season is /
upon us. Every bowl now has a corporate I
sponsor. But in the old days
it wasn't like that and bowls Sportabout
were much more By Tom Daniels
significant. All the
important bowls were
played on New Year's Day and they went right through
the time zones. Television had discovered you could do
four bowl games on one day and not overlap. The
Orange Bowl usually kicked it off followed by the
Sugar and Cotton with the granddaddy of them all, the
Rose Bowl.
The Rose Bowl, of course, had great significance.
Your female family members watched the parade. The
parade would cut into one of the games. You got to the
portable TV rabbit ears and all, scanning the airways
for CBS or ABC as NBC usually had the parade. Bowl
time was a bit simpler.
Then, before you realized it, there was a Gator Bowl,
a Tangerine Bowl, a Blue Bonnet Bowl and a Liberty
Bowl, but to name a few. Bowl games sometimes
included spectacular plays.
SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 4B


Thunder Alley

Bowler of the Week
By Debbie Rice
Because of the holidays, the King's and Queen's
didn't bowl so there is no bowler of the week.
However we did have a lot of good bowling. Mon-
day Morning Blues, Ray Goodman with 535, Aline
Neveils with 526 and Larry Robinson with 514.
Sassy Seniors, Larry Schattle with 598, Jerry hakes
with 552 and Dave Tripp with 510. 9 Pin No Tap,
Aline Neveils with 700, Lorrie Geiger with 697 and
Jerry Hakes with 655. Wednesday Men's league,
Joe Ruwe with 576, Tony Vasil with 572 and John-
ny Murrah with 571.
We have people tell us all the time that "I'm not
a good enough bowler to bowl on a league". Not
true; anyone can bowl on a league. League bowlers
have averages and handicaps. Your first three
games will determine your average. The total of the
three games divided by three is your average. That
SEE THUNDER ALLEY, PAGE 3B

South Georgia

Motorsports Park

Cecil Ga.
In just a few days racing will return to South Geor-
gia Motorsports Park. The season will start Jan. 2.
The Sober-Up 150 on the Speedway will feature
seven classes running: Skeeter Cars, Wild-Ones,
ThunderCars/PS, Hobbie Stock, Sportsmen, Powder
Puff and Race'Um Wreck'Um. Kids will be able to
sign and get their pictures taking with the SpongeBob
car.
Pits will open at 9 a.m., open practice will be from
10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Grandstands will open at 1
p.m., racing will begin at 2 p.m. The 2010 Drag Bash
will be on the Dragstrip Saturday Jan. 2. Pit gates will
open 9 a.m., time trials will begin at 10 a.m., elimina-
tion will start at 1 p.m. Test-N-Tune will be welcome
all day, as well as Grudge Racing. Come out and en-
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16 from 7 a.m. until 2
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total is subtracted from 290 pins. Then
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The game I remember
most was the 1962 Liberty
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famous football alumni.)
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race.
"My girls turned in another good performance
and were definitely running their best in these last
two races of the season," said coach Paul
Buchanan.
From the beginning of the season the girls were
on a training plan that would have them running
their fastest at the end of the season and they were
right on schedule.
"Although we did not finish in the top six to ad-
vance to the state championship meet, I was still
proud of the team because our goal was to make it
to this regional championship race," said
Buchanan. "The team gained some valuable ex-
perience from this race that will build their confi-
dence and help them next year."
Bishop Kenney won the regional meet with
Bolles and Episcopal following closely in second
and third, respectively.
"We knew our region competition was tough
but we didn't realize to later how strong the teams
were in our region. In a turnabout at the state
championship race the Bolles girls would take
first with Bishop Kenny placing second and Epis-
copal third," said Buchanan. "There is no doubt
that we were in the toughest region in the state,
the Suwannee girls can be proud that they com-
peted against the best. Some high school sports
programs could go an entire season and not face a
top 10 team. In one race we competed against
three of the top four teams in the state. In the ma-
jority of the races we participated, top teams were
in attendance, from state runner Class lA McClay
to Class 4A State Champion Chilies."
With another great performance and time of
22:50, Camill Chambliss was Suwannee's first
finisher. Suwannee's second and third runners
were Lindsay Michal (24:16) and Amanda Mc-
Manaway (25:17). Completing the Suwannee top
five were Danyel Batton (26:25) and Amanda
McClain (26:59) with good times. And running
hard were Suwannee's sixth and seventh runners,
Hanna Reagan (29:28) and Krissy Sardina
(30:17).
"My duel sport participation athletes were fa-
tigued and injured going into this event and it
hampered their race performance, however it still
did not stop them from giving 100 percent effort,"
said Buchanan. "I am proud of their race and their
entire season. For most of the girls it was their
first year of running cross country and for all of
them it was their first full year of running under
my training. They have learned a lot about run-
ning, training, racing, competing and more. In fact
some of the girls learned that they can push them-
selves further than they thought possible and they
achieved more then they imagined when com-
pared to the beginning of the season. Their fitness
was coming around and they were all excelling to-
ward the end of the season, the proof showed in
their improving times in workouts and races. I am
confident in them, and if they all continue to dedi-
cate themselves to running and continue to train
hard they will be even better next season and they
will return to the regional championship meet as a
stronger team. There are many good memories
from this season. One thing that I will remember
about this regional race, this season, and this spe-
cial team occurred minutes before the start of the
race. As the team huddled together I had just fin-
ished giving last words of strategy and reassur-
ance and I turned to the team's captain and only
senior, Amanda McManaway for the last word.
Amanda simply and elegantly told her teammates
'I want to thank everyone for this season.' And I
thought to myself how appropriate those words,
and agreed that this was a fun and successful sea-
son."


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ley@embarqmail.com.

We service the surround-
ing counties of Madison,
Suwannee, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Columbia and
Taylor.

Lost and Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or
found one, the humane so-
ciety will help you find
your pet. Call us at (850)
971- 9904 or toll free at 1-
866-236-7812. Leave a
message if we are closed,
we will return your call.
Remember to always call
your local animal controls
or shelters if you have
found an animal or lost a
pet.

THRIFT STORE:
You must come see our
thrift stores, if you have not
been here before. We have
three stores, a boutique,
clothing and furniture. We
are always looking for do-




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RECYCLING:
We have a recycling bin
on our property newspa-
pers, magazines, and cata-
logs. The bin will take all
kinds of paper. We also
have a bin in Live Oak at
305 Pinewood Drive, next
to Johnson's Appliance/Ra-
dio Shack. We also collect
aluminum cans to recycle.
Just bring them to the shel-
ter. All the money goes to
help the homeless animals.

Our adoption is $65.00,
which INCLUDES,
spay/neuter, wormed,
boost- shots, heartworm/fe-
line leukemia tested, mi-
crochips, and rabies shot (if
old enough). We also a Di-
amond in the Ruff program,
ask about it. Please come
and visit us, our animals
would love to meet you.

FEATURED ANIMALS
FOR ADOPTION

DOGS:
#3277 Blake he is 2
1/2 years old, hound mix,
weighs 52#. He is a good
watchdog and loves the out-
side. He is a "diamond in
the ruff' only $30 and
ready to go.

#3483 Kyla She is 1
1/2 years old, bull terrier
mix, weighs 41#. She needs
some training and yard.
She is white with muted
brown spots. She is also a
"diamond in the ruff'.

#3625 Lil Bit She is a
Corgie Mix, 2 yrs. 9mo.,
weighs 28.8#. She is black
and white. Very sweet and
friendly, but not always
friendly to men since her
owner mistreated her. She
came in with heartworms
but is completely clear of
them. She needs to find a
super home.


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Beatles tribute band, The Imposters. Courtesy photo


Time to Upgrade.


SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY



CRITTER CORNER


Continued From Page 1

#3686 Blinky He is
Pekingese Mix, about 2
years old, weighs 11.8 lb.
He has loads of energy
and loves to run. He is
looking for just the right
home.

We have 7 cute puppies
in house about 11 days
old. The mom is Fox terri-
er mix and father is ? We
will take a deposit on them
but they will not be ready
to leave the shelter for an-
other 7 weeks. Their mom
only weighs 181b.

CATS:
#3608 Oreo She is
black & white and weighs
7.10#. She would like a
home for the holidays.

#3671 Marble She is
almost a year, weighs 7.7#


and is a tabby. She is very
lovable. Talks to you if
you will listen.

#3706 Frosty He is 6
months and perfect for the
season. He is black with
white frosty on ears and
feet. He is still growing
and very playful.

#3711 Honey is a tan
tabby kitty. She is 9 month
old, has short hair and is
very lovable.

#3710 Danny -is a 5
1/2 month old kitty. He has
short hair and is orange and
white.

Lost dog Yorkie Fe-
male black with cream
trim and has a double coat
fur, weighs about 8 1/2 #.
She is very friendly. She
was lost around Lee, Fl.
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looking for and you are there.

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529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389,
Evening 362-2990
1.


(1) Horse Farm: 55 acres with a 4
bedroom, 3 bath CH&AC home with
fireplace cont. approx. 5000 sq. feet
under roof with an 18 stall horse barn
with office and bath cont. approx.
5000 sq. ft. under roof. The property
has 4 fenced paddocks with room for
expansion. Call for more information.
Just listed $600,000.
(2) Off CR 49 5 acres in grass with
scattered trees, fenced on 3 sides with
survey. Only $4,900 per acre.
(3) 161st Rd: 9.82 acres partially
wooded with a 4BR/3-1/2 bath
CH&AC home with fireplace cont.
approx 2400 sq. ft. heated area,
10'x30' storage. Good buy @
$265,000.
(4) Off CR136: 5 acre partially
wooded some grass. Will work for
land home package. Reduced to
$39,900.
(5) CR 51 & Pinewood St.: 2.29
Acres, city water and sewer, zoned
office. Good location $192,500.
(6) Off CR 349: 10 acre wooded
tract with a two bedroom CH/AC log
home in excellent condition cont.
approx. 1200 sq. ft. under roof,
30'x40' pole barn. Reduced to
$175,000.
(7) 410 Dexter: Corner lot with
CH/AC brick home in good
condition. Approx. 2,000 sq. ft. under
roof with 2 car garage, kitchen
furnished, large pool with privacy
fence. Good location. Good Buy @
$135,000..
(8) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre corner
tract good exposure. Reduced to
$34,500.
(9) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved
road in 13 year old planted pines.
Priced to sell at REDUCED TO
$179,600.
(10) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2 home
cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft. under roof,
kitchen furnished, carport.
REDUCED TO $49,000.
(11) Luraville Area: Fly-in
Community 15 acre wooded large
trees, good county road. Priced to sell
reduced to $74,900.
(12) Suwannee River: Two acres
wooded river lot off CR 349 near
Royal Springs and Boat Ramp. 100
sq. ft. on the water. (Buildable) good
buy @ $55,000.
(13) Off Mitchell Rd.: 20 acres
wooded with survey on 199th Rd.
$89,900.
(14) Off CR 136 East: 40 acre tract
partially wooded, some grass small


pond, fenced. Good area.
REDUCED TO $149,000.
(15) Hamilton Co.: 10 acres on CR751
and the river approx. 1300 ft. on the
water and approx. 1300 ft. on paved
road. Priced to sell at REDUCED
TO $79,900.
(16) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16 year
old slash planted pines off CR 255
good elevation. Good buy at $175,000.
(17) Helvenston St.: 4 lots with a 4/3
CH/AC 1-1/2 story brick/frame home
cont. approx 3,200 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, fireplace, corner
lots, plus 1 bedroom, guest house
cont. approx. 550 sq. ft. Priced to sell
@ $170,000.
(18) Suwannee River home: nice two
bedroom two story CH&AC home
South of Branford, kitchen furnished,
beautiful view of river from rear,
screen porch. Good area.
REDUCED TO $189,900.
(19) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4 acres
in grass/cropland with scattered trees.
$32,500.
(20) Near City: Off US 90 East 5 acres
wooded near golf course. Good buy @
$44,900.
(21) 190th St.: 10 acres in planted
pines approx. 15 years old, with a 3/1
CH/AC SWMH, 2 car carport/shop.
Priced to sell @ $49,000.
(22) 208 Houston: 3/5 BR, 1-1/2 BA
frame home cont. approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
under roof. Zoned R/O, has potential.
Priced to sell @ $59,500.
(23) 16th St.: 3 ac. with a 3BR/2BA
CH&AC brick home with fireplace,
cont. approx. 2,780 sq. ft. under roof.
Kitchen furnished, survey. Good Buy
@ $172,500.
(24) Keaton Beach: Deep Water Canal
lot near public boat ramp, sewer &
water. Good buy @ $125,000.
(25) 169th Rd.: 5 ac. in grass with a
3/2 CH/AC DWMH cont. approx.
1,850 sq. ft. under roof in excellent
cond. 2 car detached garage. Good
area. $124,900.
(26) Off 16th St.: 2 100x530 river lots
with MH (needs some R&R), well,
septic and storage building. Lot has
large hickory white oak magnolia.
Well above the flood elevation.
$79,900 for the pair.
(27) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded on
paved road. Good area. Good buy @
$37,500.
(28) Hamilton County: 40 acre
wooded on county road. Good
hunting area that adjoins SRWMD.
$149,500. 535418-F


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New Year's Eve celebration



set for Bo Diddley Plaza


GAINESVILLE The
Gainesville Department of
Parks, Recreation and Cul-
tural Affairs will host
Downtown Countdown, a
New Year's Eve celebra-
tion concert at the Bo Did-
dley Community Plaza.
Headlining the concert
will be the Beatles tribute
band, The Imposters. In ad-
dition to drawing large
crowds for their appear-
ances at the "Free Fridays"
concert series, The Im-
posters are the root band
for the annual All Ameri-
can Song Fest Fourth of
July celebration. The band
began in 1999 as a two-
piece Beatles, Lennon and
McCartney tribute. It has
now grown to a seven-
piece group comprised of
some of the areas most
popular musicians. Band
members include Mike
Boulware, Don David,
Michael Derry, Mark
Loveland, Mick Marino,
Rob Rothschild and Ron
Thomas. Sitting in for
Rothschild on the drums
will be Larry Thompson.
The Imposters play a full
range of Beatles music
from the popular hits of the
early heydays, through the
experimental era of "Re-
volver" and "Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band,"
to the final rooftop appear-
ance and "Abbey Road."
The Imposters also throw
in some great covers of


other groups such as The
Byrds, The Hollies, Jimi
Hendrix, Neil Young and
Left Bank.
Opening for the Im-
posters is the group Other
Voices. Other Voices brings
a fun mix of upbeat songs
to the celebration. The
band participated in the
"Free Fridays" concert se-
ries both with their own
feature concert and as part
of the lineup for the 40th
Anniversary of Woodstock
Tribute. The Woodstock
concert drew a crowd of
3,000 breaking all previous
attendance records for the
series. The four musicians
who make up the band are
Michelle Ott (percussion
and guitar), Dan Tampas
(voice and guitar), Fagan
Arouh (voice and guitar)
and Alan Hill (bass and oc-
casional voice). With a
hallmark of intricate vocal
harmonies and tight
arrangements, they per-
form acoustic originals, se-
lect standards and obscure
classics in the realm of pop,
folk, blues and jazz. They
have described their music
as folk and roll.
The free concert will be-
gin at 9 p.m. and run until
12:30 a.m. At the stroke of
midnight, there will be
showers of streamers and
confetti along with the
sounds of noisemakers
passed out to the audience
earlier in the evening.


The Imposters play a full range of Beatles music from the
popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental
era of "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
Band," to the final rooftop appearance and "Abbey Road."

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Other Voices will open the night's entertainment. See additional photo, Page 2. Courtesy photo


The Bo Diddley Com-
munity Plaza is located on
the comer of Southeast 1st
Street and East University
Avenue. The City of
Gainesville Cultural Af-


fairs Division is the desig-
nated local arts agency for
Gainesville and Alachua
County. Its mission is to
promote cultural activity
and encourage community


based cultural resources.
Visit Cultural Affairs on-
line at http://www.gvlcul-
turalaffairs.org/.
For event updates, call
the City of Gainesville's


Arts Events Hotline at 352-
334-ARTS. For more infor-
mation or to schedule an
interview, please contact
David Ballard at 352-393-
8746.


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ABOUT YOUR HEALTH


Simple Ways to Alter

Dietary Habits
When it comes to physical health, together according to similar
many people are aware that making values. Most exchange lists ir
exercise a part of the daily routine is several "free" foods: those lowe
a good means to getting healthier. 20 calories per serving, such as
However, exercise is only one part of low-calorie, sugar-free food
the process. Combining exercise with beverages.
a healthy diet is the best way to
achieve optimal physical health. But Never skip meals. Eat three
a healthy diet doesn't have to mean a times a day in smaller port
full dietary overhaul. Rather, there keep from getting hungry.
are ways to alter dietary habits
without having to sacrifice favorite Practice patience when eating
foods. don't have to be full at the e
every meal. In fact, eating slow
* Pan-fry or saute foods with a help you better determine whe
nonstick spray or low-calorie butter time to leave the table w=
substitute. Bake or broil instead of feeling stuffed.
frying.
Weigh yourself regularly, but
*Replace sugar with substitutes when put too much stock in the
sweetening foods and beverages, particularly if you're feeling bei
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(386) 362-6556
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(Out of Suwannee County) 501056-F


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522 South Ohio Avenue
-,330-6260 or 1-800-435-3937

Physical Therapy


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Workers Compensation, Industrial
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Clinic: Family Practice, Urgent Care,
Geriatric Consultations, Women's Health, School Physicals
Rehab: Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
10820 Marvin Jones Blvd., Dowling Park, FL
386-658-5300
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
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At the W.B. Copeland Medical Center at Advent
Christian Village, modem facilities provide a
comfortable setting for our experienced staff to
deliver quality, full-service medical care.
Following your medical appointment, have your
prescription filled on the spot and purchase over
the counter medications at Village Pharmacy. Our
experienced Pharmacist gives professional
consultations and personalized service. Village
Pharmacy also offers free prescription delivery
service within Dowling Park, as an additional
convenience. Most forms of insurance accepted.

ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
AT DOWLING PARK
PO Box 4345 Dowling Park, FL 32064
386-658-5860 1-800-955-8771 TTY
1-800-647-3353
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The Limerock Music Fest is
coming to the Spirit of the
Su\vannee Jan. 8-9. 2()10. Here
are a few of the acts scheduled to
appear. See more about Limerock
in a future edition of North
Florida Focus.


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Talk about bluegrass musicians! The brand new blue-
grass and gospel Limerock Music Fest Jan. 8 & 9, 2010 at
the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) will fea-
ture The James King Band (Bluegrass Storyteller), two
time Merle Travis National Thumbpicking Champion Bob
Saxton, The Wilson Family Band, The Gandy Brothers,
Tomorrow's News and Gentle River. Don Miller will be
the emcee.
Tickets are $10 Friday, $15 Saturday or $20 for a week-
end pass. Tickets will only be sold at the door, cash only,
no credit cards or bankcards accepted. Come enjoy a
weekend of quality bluegrass and gospel music in the
comfort of the Music Hall at the SOSMP. Shows begin at
7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, continuing until the
evening.
Door prizes and 50/50 raffle all day Saturday!
James King is known in the bluegrass world as the best
lead singer in bluegrass today with his band. He exhibits
a mastery of the balance needed to sing today's bluegrass
while maintaining an eloquent sound. He and his band are
in great demand and will be making two appearances on
Saturday only.
Bob Saxton has performed with Patsy Cline, Merle
Travis, Charlie Louvin, Bobby Gentry, Tommy and Jim-
my Dorsey Orchestra, been on the Grand Ole Opry,
played backup for Dinah Shore, won the national thumb
picking champion twice, is a member of the Mississippi
Artists hall of fame, the Kentucky Living Legends




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Thumb-pickers Hall of Fame and is an honorary member
of the Chattanooga Thumb-pickers. Bob Saxton will bring
the crowd to its feet with his picking! Bob will be on the
program both Friday and Saturday.
Featured both Friday and Saturday, the Wilson Family
Band will entertain you with their variety of instruments
and talent. Mention The Wilson Family Band around any-
one who's had the opportunity to hear them and the re-
sponse is enthusiastic comments. "You should hear that
little Katie sing!" "Young Clint is developing into a phe-
nomenal talent!" "Each time we hear them, they keep im-
proving!" "The Wilson Family really knows how to enter-
tain." People are impressed by the music, family commit-
ment, faith and, perhaps most of all, genuineness.
Tomorrow's News is one of Florida's premier bands. Its
hard-driving sound and tight harmonies bring new life to
the bluegrass sound. The band enjoys entertaining people
and it shows during performances. Definitely a band on its
way up. "Tomorrow's News is one of the best groups to
come along in quite sometime, with tight family har-
monies and hard driving banjo. They are exciting to see
and hear, said Travis Perry of Great American Bluegrass
Festival.
The Gandy Brothers had many different influences, in-
cluding original bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe and
Jimmy Martin all the way to today's new bluegrass artists
like Cadillac Sky, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nickel
Creek and Mountain Heart. The group also draws influ-
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ences outside of bluegrass from such artists as Lynyrd
Skynyrd, Kutless, Third day, Switchfoot and many others.
Gentle River Band is a bluegrass/gospel band from the
South Georgia, North Florida area with a sweet sound.
The leader of the band is George Wells who plays guitar
and sings lead/tenor vocals. Darren Wainwright plays ban-
jo/guitar and sings lead/baritone. Bruce Sheridan plays
bass guitar and sings bass. Danny Smith plays mandolin
and sings baritone/tenor vocals. Gentle River Band plays
mostly at churches, fairs and festivals.

Schedule

Friday
7 8 p.m. Gentle River
8 9 p.m. Bob Saxton
9 10 p.m. Wilson Family Band

Saturday
1 2 p.m. Tomorrow's News
2 3 p.m. Gandy Brothers
3 4 p.m. Bob Saxton
4 5 p.m. James King Band
5 6 p.m. Supper Break
6 7 p.m. Gandy Brothers
7 8 p.m. Tomorrow's News
8 9 p.m. Wilson Family Band
9 10 p.m. James King Band

Emcee: Don Miller
Schedule subject to change without prior notice.
Overnight accommodations are available at the SOSMP
for primitive camping, RV parking or cabin rental, along
with canoeing, mini and disc golf, horseback riding, jog-
ging, golf cart rental, hiking, fishing in the private lake,
shopping at the Arts and Crafts Village and much, much
more.
For more information call 386-364-1683 or go to
www.musicliveshere.com. You may also email the
SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com.


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Serving Suwannee, Lafayette and Hamilton counties


Deadlines for line ads
Publication Deadline
Wednesday..........Fri. at 10 a.m.
Friday ................ Wed. at 10 a.m.


Kids Scoop .....Page 7


ONLINE
When you place your Classified Ad it automatically ap-
pears on our Web site, www.nflaonline.com. Your ad is live
on the Internet 24 hours a day (free ads excluded).


Celebration ............Page 3


Medical Directory


...Page 4


Contact us
classads@ gaflnews.com

FAX
386-364-5578

Phone
386-362-1734
800-525-4182

HOURS
Monday-Friday
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Help Wanted

First Day.
ARRA CSBG
Case Manager in i

Repon is be for client case
records, client assessments
records, client assessments
case plans, and case
management for low-income
individuals.
Special Qualifications:
Bondable, 4-yr degree in
Social Service or related field,
2 year Case Management/Job
Development experience
exchange for education. Must
be a resident of the SREC,
Inc. service area.
Submit Resume to:
Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc., PO. Box 70, Live
Oak, FL 32064 386-362-4115
Voice/TDD Affirmative Action
Employer Deadline: January
12, 2010 12:00pm

DIETARY POSITION
Cook Experience Required.
Long-term Care exp. preferred.
Full Time with Benefits.
Apply in person at
Suwannee Health & Rehab,
1620 East Helvenston St.
Live Oak Fl. 32064
386-362-7860
EOE/V/D/M/F

FirstDay.







FAMILY CASE MANAGER
Masters Degree in Social
Work or related Human
Services field required. Two
years experience preferred.
Serve youth and families in
ten northern Florida counties.
Office will be located at the
Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch
campus in Live Oak. Travel to
the Boys Ranch will be on a
bi-weekly basis. Agency
vehicle provided for business
usage. Contact Linda Mather
at 386/842-5555
(fax resume 386/842-1029)
EOE/DFWP

Jobs Wanted

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
SOMEONE TO CARE FOR AN
ELDER PERSON? Will do light
housekeeping. 386-658-1580


Lost & Found
LOST DASHSHUND MIX: Last
seen Pearl Ave & Westmoreland
St. on 12/20. Please call 386-
330-2700 or 386-205-9220 ask
for Tammy.


LOST DOG Very small white
female. Old, part poodle, weighs





















Miscellaneous
TRANE GEF/STRAIGHT COOL
3 TON UNIT. Air Handler, Coil
Condenser. $1000 386-935-
1175
Vocational
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.
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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
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This newspaper will not
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Large Yard 6 mo lease required.
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Commercial for Rent
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The Lafayette County Commission will be
accepting applications for a Secretary/Office
Manager at the County Extension Office.
All applicants must have a high school diploma
or equivalent and will have to take an office
procedures test.
Applications may be picked up at the Lafayette
County Extension Office which is located at
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Then We Want You!! Suwannee Health Care and Re-
hab Center is looking for volunteers to start a Ladies
Auxiliary.
Call Lynn Brannon, Activities Director at 386-362-
7860 or 386-590-2961.

Talent Search
Do you sing or play and instrument? Do you act or
dance? Do you like to read or spend time with a friend
in wonderful conversation?
WE WANT YOU! Suwannee Health Care & Rehab
Center is looking for your talent for our residents. Din-
ner for two $45; One night at the Beach $125; One
hour volunteering to make memories that last forever -
PRICELESS!
Call: Lynn Brannon, Activities Director 386-362-
7860 or 386-590-2961.

Head Start/Early Head Start
early enrollment
Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start/Early Head Start is
accepting applications for children from birth to age 5.
Head Start/Early Head Start is a FREE comprehensive
early childhood education program that includes health,
dental, nutrition and VPK services to eligible
children/families.
Centers are located in Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette
and Columbia counties. Parents bring proof of income
and child's age to register.
For more information call 386-754-2222.

Customers needed!
Dairy Queen of Live Oak will host Dairy Queen Bene-
fit Night the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8
p.m. to help buy books for Suwannee Middle School.


Donations needed!
Suwannee County Environmental Watchdogs, a non-
profit organization, seeks donations for yard sale mer-
chandise. Info: Sandy, 386-364-8020.

Register now!
Descendants of Calhoun family plan
reunion in 2009
Descendants of the late Sarah Calhoun, Eva Calhoun
and Thomas Calhoun are invited to a family reunion to
be held in 2009. Info: misstheresamartin@yahoo.com or
predop@aol.com.

Coffee with your councilman
City Councilman for District 4 Mark Stewart invites
his constituents to "Coffee with your Councilman" at
JAVA JAX located in the Publix shopping center.
Come and meet with him on the second Tuesday of
each month from 7 a.m. till 8:30 a.m. This will be a
time to get to know each other and discuss current is-
sues and citizen concerns.

CJBAT tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): CJ-
BAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) at NFCC
Testing Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. CJBAT is required
for acceptance into Corrections & Law Enforcement pro-
grams. Photo ID required. Pre-registration & scheduling
time and date are required. To register please call 850-
973-9451.

College Placement Tests
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): Col-
lege Placement Test (CPT), NFCC Testing Center (Bldg.
#16), 5 p.m., Madison. Register in NFCC Student Ser-
vices 24 hours before test. For information please call
850-973-9451.


TABE tests
Monday Thursday
Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment):
TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), Madison. TABE is required for ac-
ceptance into vocational/technical programs. Photo ID
required. Pre-registration & scheduling time & date are
required. To register please call 850-973-9451.

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 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 meet
The Suwannee County Republican Executive Com-
mittee 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 meeting
The Suwannee County Republican Executive Com-
mittee 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 is-
sues brought up for discussion. All are welcome to at-
tend.
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 Scrapbooking
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 assisting in this
much needed service to the elderly population of Bran-
ford, should contact Bruce Evans, Senior Center Direc-
tor, at 362-1164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Ser-
vices, at 362-4115, ext. 240.

Suwannee High Class of 1980
The 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 shsclassl980@ya-
hoo.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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662 meets weekly on Thursday mornings at the First
Advent Christian Church in Live Oak.
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Seasonal flu vaccines available
to eligible veterans
Through 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
VA Medical Center.
This is an especially challenging influenza season this
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New Year with return per-
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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at
7 p.m. in The Village
Church.
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musicians from all over
the United States. For
more than twenty years,
the ensemble has per-
formed over 100 concerts
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tured on 12 recordings.
The latest CD is their
"Classic Hymns" release,
featuring organists Diane
Bish, Rebecca Kleintop
Owens, and Samuel Met-
zger with the Ruffatti
Pipe Organ of the Coral
Ridge Presbyterian
Church of Ft. Lauderdale.
Additional information
about Tim Zimmerman
and The King's Brass can
be found on their Web
site:
http://kingsbrass.org/.
Please help us welcome
this ensemble as they
'strike up' some tunes ...
once again!
Season Pass tickets,
which cover this event
and all other events held
during the 2009-2010
'Live! At Dowling Park'
Artist Series season, con-
tinue to be on sale, and
prices are as follows:
ACV Members: $47.38,
Adults (i.e., non-ACV
Members): $58.32, Stu-
dents (ages 13-18):
$18.22, and Children
(ages 5-12): $10.93. The


Family Plan ticket is
$94.77.
Individual ticket prices
for this concert are as fol-
lows: ACV Members:
$15, Adults (i.e., non-
ACV Members): $18,
Students (ages 13-18): $5,
and Children (ages 5-12):
$3. Admission for chil-
dren ages 4 and under is
free.
All tickets are available
at the ACV Cashier's Of-
fice, as well as in Live
Oak at The Music Center
and the Suwannee County
Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased at the door on the
evening of the concert.
'Live! At Dowling
Park' is pleased to wel-
come guests participating
in the Reciprocity Pro-
gram: North Florida
Community College
(NFCC) and Community
Concerts of Lake City,
Inc.
For more information
about this concert, please
call Dick Grillo at 386-
658-5557, or e-mail dgril-
lo@acvillage.net.


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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new North FloridaNorth Florida FocusLIMEROCKFEST COMINGTOTHESPIRITIN2010 James King Band, Bob Saxton, Wilson Family, and Gentle River will be featured , Page 4News • Entertainment • Classifieds December 30 & 31, 2009Serving Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee Counties www.nflonline.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 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 Rhonda Miller, 386-362-4169. MLS#72561 STUNNING HOME with a stunning view of the Suwannee River. This place is ready for entertaining with a wrap-around porch and deck/dock on the river. Cedar siding, shingle roof, spiral staircase leading to viewing loft. $149,500. Call Ric Donovan, 386-590-1298 MLS#73299 BANK O WNEDhome with 2,700 sq.ft and 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Home is near town in Mayo, very nice. $194,000. Call Poole Realty for more information today, 386-362-4539. MLS#73375 WOODED 5 ACRESLocated on paved road, mobile homes are allowed. $25,000. Call Vicki Prickitt, 386-590-1402 or Carolyn Spilatore, 386-208-4828. MLS#73304 REDUCED 2 STORY LOG HOMEThis 4/3 1/2 bath home has over 3,400 sq.ft w/balcony over looking living area, stone fireplace, wrap around screened porch, 2 car garage & nestled among the trees and wildlife on 20 acres. Has some pasture and pond. $285,000. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847. MLS#70516 20 ACRESwith paved road frontage on two sides, several outbuildings. Older frame home with 1,400 sq.ft. $120,000. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175. MLS#72777 BEAUTIFUL HOME within walking distance of the Historic Suwannee River. Home has 1,600 sq.ft 3/2 with split floor plan, front porch, sun room, 2 car garage. Located in the Advent Christian Village. $210,000. Call Karen Thomas, 386688-2166. MLS#71016 UNDER $100,000 & LIKE NEWmanufactured home is unlike most. It offers tape & texture walls, upgraded oak cabinetry, 3/4" plywood floors and insulated windows. 3/2 built in 2007 complete with landscaping, fencing. $97,500.Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847. MLS#73145. BANK O WNED20 acres with a 40'x80' metal shop with living quarters inside. $108,000. Call Poole Realty for details, 386-362-4539. MLS#73381 LOCATED WITHIN 3 1/2 MILESÉ of Live Oak, this parcel would be ideal for your homesite. Five acres with well, septic, and electric. Beautiful woods with pecan, oak & pine trees. Property has older mobile home w/no value. Fenced & cross fenced. $45,000. Call Irvin Dees, 386-208-4276. MLS#71669 FIVE ACRESrestricted to "homes only" in private subdivision located between Live Oak and Lake City. Great area to build your new home. Rolling land, large Oaks, pasture. Lots starting at $59,900. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847. MLS#73109 SUWANNEE RIVER FRONTAGE2+ acres on the beautiful Suwannee River. Near public boat ramp and springs, buildable lot, great views. $79,500. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175. MLS#66016 25 ACRESwith paved road frontage. $3,500 per acre. Call Poole Realty for more information, 386-362-4539. MLS#70725 2+ ACRESwith 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home. Needs some TLC, near town. $55,000. Call Poole Realty, 386362-4539. MLS#72326 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 563735-F OWN A PIECE OF HISTORYThis vintage home built in 1926 has all the charm of that era. This home features 3bd/2 tile baths, central heat & air and fireplace with gas logs. $110,000. Call Irvin Dees, 386-208-4276. MLS#69967. LIKE NEW HOMEÉ located just North of Lake City and 3 miles from I-10. Three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen has built-in microwave, breakfast bar w/tile flooring. $119,000. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847. MLS#73221 LOOKING FOR COUNTRY LIVING? This cozy 3/2 home on 5 acres is located in McAlpin and is the right place for you. Property is fenced, only 1/2 mile from paved road. $132,900. Call Elizabeth Pineda, 386-590-6446. MLS#71928 OFFICE B UILDINGbrick building with 2,500 sq.ft. Great location in Live Oak. $250,000. Call Poole Realty for more details, 386-362-4539. MLS#68670 RIVERFRONT PRICE REDUCED Carolina Music Awards 2008 Male Country Artist of the Year David Cooler will be shaking the rafters and ringing in the new year with music, music, music Dec. 31/Jan. 1, at the New Year's Eve party at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak. It will be a night to remember with music that will span country, R & B, blues and Southern Rock, party favors, dancing and an all you can eat finger food buffet to help you welcome the new year. You may purchase your ticket in advance by calling the SOSMPat 386-364-1683. The Loren Propper Band will open the show New Year's Eve. Cabins will also be available to rent for the weekend or overnight, as well as primitive camping and RVsites. Why not spend the weekend? One of the hottest country artists around, David Cooler is a self-taught musician who loves to churn out a mix of soulful Southern Rock music. He got his first guitar at age 13 and never stopped playing andDavid Cooler to headline New Year's Eve at the Spirit David Cooler singing. He also plays bass, drums, keyboard and other musical instruments. His latest CD is Country to the Bone. David Cooler will entertain you and have you on the dance floor to ring in the New Year! Doors open to the Music Hall at 5 p.m. New Year's Eve, show is from 7 p.m. 1 a.m. Advance tickets are $30 per person and include the finger food buffet New Year's Eve. The SOS CafŽ and Restaurant will also have available at regular prices delicious foods from its menu. For more information about this event, go to www.musicliveshere.com or call the SOSMPat 386364-1683. You may also email the SOSMPat spirit@musicliveshere.com. Suwannee Valley Humane Society 1156 SE Bisbee Loop Madison,Florida 32340 Two miles south of Lee off C.R. 255 From 10 Exit 262. Take C.R.2555 north 1/2 miles We are a limited space shelter (no kill). You must check with us prior to bringing a drop-off animal to the shelter. Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10:00 to 2:00, or by appointment. We are closed on Sunday and Mondays. Visit our website and see the animals that need a really good home at www.suwanneevalleyhumanesociety.org or at our email address suwanneevalley@embarqmail.com. We service the surrounding counties of Madison, Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette, Columbia and Taylor. Lost and Found Pets: If you have lost a pet or found one, the humane society will help you find your pet. Call us at (850) 9719904 or toll free at 1866-236-7812. Leave a message if we are closed, we will return your call. Remember to always call your local animal controls or shelters if you have found an animal or lost a pet. THRIFT STORE: You must come see our thrift stores, if you have not been here before. We have three stores, a boutique, clothing and furniture. We are always looking for do-SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY nations for the stores. Please keep us in mind if you have items in good condition you would like to donate to us. RECYCLING: We have a recycling bin on our property newspapers, magazines, and catalogs. The bin will take all kinds of paper. We also have a bin in Live Oak at 305 Pinewood Drive, next to Johnson's Appliance/Radio Shack. We also collect aluminum cans to recycle. Just bring them to the shelter. All the money goes to help the homeless animals. Our adoption is $65.00, which INCLUDES, spay/neuter, wormed, boostshots, heartworm/feline leukemia tested, microchips, and rabies shot (if old enough). We also a Diamond in the Ruff program, ask about it. Please come and visit us, our animals would love to meet you. FEATURED ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION DOGS: #3277 Blake he is 2 1/2 years old, hound mix, weighs 52#. He is a good watchdog and loves the outside. He is a "diamond in the ruff" only $30 and ready to go. #3483 Kyla She is 1 1/2 years old, bull terrier mix, weighs 41#. She needs some training and yard. She is white with muted brown spots. She is also a "diamond in the ruff". #3625 Lil Bit She is a Corgie Mix, 2 yrs. 9mo., weighs 28.8#. She is black and white. Very sweet and friendly, but not always friendly to men since her owner mistreated her. She came in with heartworms but is completely clear of them. She needs to find a super home. SEECRITTER CORNER,PAGE2

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(4) Off CR136: 5 acre partially wooded some grass. Will work for land home package. Reduced to $39,900. (5) CR 51 & Pinewood St.: 2.29 Acres, city water and sewer, zoned office. Good location $192,500. (6)Off CR 349: 10 acre w ooded tract with a two bedroom CH/AC log home in excellent condition cont. appr ox. 1200 sq. ft. under roof, 30'x40' pole barn. Reduced to $175,000. (7) 410 Dexter: Corner lot with CH/AC brick home in good condition. Approx. 2,000 sq. ft. under roof with 2 car garage, kitchen furnished, large pool with privacy fence. Good location. Good Buy @ $135,000.. (8) Industrial Park: 1.13 acre corner tract good exposure. Reduced to $34,500. (9) 40 acres with 835 ft. on paved road in 13 year old planted pines. Priced to sell at REDUCED TO $179,600 . (10) Near City: 2 ac. with 3/2 home cont. approx. 1280 sq. ft. under roof, kitchen furnished, car port. REDUCED TO $49,000 . (11) Lura ville Ar ea: Fly-in Community 15 acre wooded large trees, good county road. Priced to sell reduced to $74,900. (12) Suwannee Riv er: Two acres wooded river lot off CR 349 near Royal Springs and Boat Ramp. 100 sq. ft. on the water. (Buildable) good buy @ $55,000. (13) Off Mitchell Rd.: 20 acres wooded with survey on 199th Rd. $89,900. (14) Off CR 136 East: 40 acre tract partially wooded, some grass small pond, fenced. Good area. REDUCED TO $149,000 . (15) Hamilton Co.: 10 acres on CR751 and the river approx. 1300 ft. on the water and approx. 1300 ft. on paved road. Priced to sell at REDUCED TO $79,900 . (16) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16 year old slash planted pines off CR 255 good elevation. Good buy at $175,000. (17) Helvenston St.: 4 lots with a 4/3 CH/AC 1-1/2 story brick/frame home cont. approx 3,200 sq. ft. under roof. Kitchen furnished, fireplace, corner lots, plus 1 bedroom, guest house cont. approx. 550 sq. ft. Priced to sell @ $170,000. (18) Suwannee River home: nice two bedr oom two story CH&AC home South of Branford, kitchen furnished, beautiful view of river from rear, screen por ch. Good area. REDUCED TO $189,900 . (19) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4 acres in grass/cropland with scattered trees. $32,500. (20) Near City: Off US 90 East 5 acres wooded near golf course. Good buy @ $44,900. (21) 190th St.: 10 acres in planted pines approx. 15 years old, with a 3/1 CH/AC SWMH, 2 car car port/shop. Priced to sell @ $49,000. (22) 208 Houston: 3/5 BR, 1-1/2 BA frame home cont. approx. 2,000 sq. ft. under roof. Zoned R/O, has potential. Priced to sell @ $59,500. (23) 16th St.: 3 ac. with a 3BR/2BA CH&AC brick home with fire place, cont. approx. 2,780 sq. ft. under roof. Kitchen furnished, survey. Good Buy @ $172,500. (24) Keaton Beach: Deep Water Canal lot near public boat ramp, sewer & water. Good buy @ $125,000. (25) 169th Rd.: 5 ac. in grass with a 3/2 CH/AC DWMH cont. approx. 1,850 sq. ft. under roof in excellent cond. 2 car detached garage. Good area. $124,900. (26) Off 16th St.: 2 100x530 river lots with MH (needs some R&R), well, septic and storage building. Lot has large hickory white oak magnolia. Well above the flood elev ation. $79,900 for the pair. (27) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded on paved road. Good area. Good buy @ $37,500. (28) Hamilton County: 40 acre wooded on county r oad. Good hunting area that adjoins SRWMD. $149,500. 500227-Fwww.nflaonline.com #3686 Blinky He is Pekingese Mix, about 2 years old, weighs 11.8 lb. He has loads of energy and loves to run. He is looking for just the right home. We have 7 cute puppies in house about 11 days old. The mom is Fox terrier mix and father is ? We will take a deposit on them but they will not be ready to leave the shelter for another 7 weeks. Their mom only weighs 18lb. CATS: #3608 Oreo She is black & white and weighs 7.10#. She would like a home for the holidays. #3671 Marble She is almost a year, weighs 7.7# and is a tabby. She is very lovable. Talks to you if you will listen. #3706 Frosty He is 6 months and perfect for the season. He is black with white frosty on ears and feet. He is still growing and very playful. #3711 Honey is a tan tabby kitty. She is 9 month old, has short hair and is very lovable. #3710 Danny -is a 5 1/2 month old kitty. He has short hair and is orange and white. Lost dog Yorkie Female black with cream trim and has a double coat fur, weighs about 8 1/2 #. She is very friendly. She was lost around Lee, Fl. Call (850)971-2817 Continued From Page 1SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY Beatles tribute band, The Imposters. Courtesy photo

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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 DECEMBER 30 & 31,2009,PAGE 3 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA To place an ad on this page, please call Nancy at 386-362-1734 Ext. 103 When it comes to physical health, many people are aware that making exercise a part of the daily routine is a good means to getting healthier. However, exercise is only one part of the process. Combining exercise with a healthy diet is the best way to achieve optimal physical health. But a healthy diet doesn't have to mean a full dietary overhaul. Rather, there are ways to alter dietary habits without having to sacrifice favorite foods. * Pan-fry or saute foods with a nonstick spray or low-calorie butter substitute. Bake or broil instead of frying. *Replace sugar with substitutes when sweetening foods and beverages. * Order from the light menus now offered at many restaurants, or purchase low-calorie or reduced-fat products at the grocery store. * Try a meal plan using "exchange lists" based on foods groupedtogether according to similar food values. Most exchange lists include several "free" foods: those lower than 20 calories per serving, such as many low-calorie, sugar -free foods and beverages. * Never skip meals. Eat three to six times a day in smaller portions to keep from getting hungry. * Practice patience when eating. You don't have to be full at the end o f every meal. In fact, eating slowly can help you better determine when it's time to leave the table without feeling stuffed. * Weigh yourself regularly, but don't put too much stock in the scale, particularly if you're feeling better.Simple Ways to Alter Dietary Habits "Everything For Your Home Recovery"• Medical Equipment • OxygenLocally Owned & Operated101 SW U.S. Hwy. 27, Branford, FL 32008(386) 935-6905229 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066(386) 294-3777501051-FNorth Florida Pharmacy OphthalmologyGREGORY D. 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MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Family Dentistry602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak, FL(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506(Out of Suwannee County)501056-F 563935-F ACV"The Village Pharmacy at Advent Christian Village offers full prescription services to the community."At the W.B. Copeland Medical Center at Advent Christian Village, modern facilities provide a comfortable setting for our experienced staff to deliver quality, full-service medical care. Following your medical appointment, have your prescription filled on the spot and purchase over the counter medications at Village Pharmacy. Our experienced Pharmacist gives professional consultations and personalized service. Village Pharmacy also offers free prescription delivery service within Dowling Park, as an additional convenience. Most forms of insurance accepted. ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGEAT DOWLING PARK POBox 4345 • Dowling Park, FL32064 386-658-5860 • 1-800-955-8771 TTY1-800-647-3353 www.acvillage.net COPELAND MEDICAL CENTER ACVADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGEAT DOWLING PARK 10820 Marvin Jones Blvd., Dowling Park, FL 386-658-5300 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.Nasseer Masoodi, M.D. Rich Corley, PA-CAccepting Medicare and Most Insurance, Sliding Scale Also Available Clinic: Rehab: Pharmacy OPEN TO THE PUBLIC563934-F GAINESVILLE The Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host Downtown Countdown, a New Year's Eve celebration concert at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Headlining the concert will be the Beatles tribute band, The Imposters. In addition to drawing large crowds for their appearances at the "Free Fridays" concert series, The Imposters are the root band for the annual All American Song Fest Fourth of July celebration. The band began in 1999 as a twopiece Beatles, Lennon and McCartney tribute. It has now grown to a sevenpiece group comprised of some of the areas most popular musicians. Band members include Mike Boulware, Don David, Michael Derry, Mark Loveland, Mick Marino, Rob Rothschild and Ron Thomas. Sitting in for Rothschild on the drums will be Larry Thompson. The Imposters play a full range of Beatles music from the popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental era of "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," to the final rooftop appearance and "Abbey Road." The Imposters also throw in some great covers of other groups such as The Byrds, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and Left Bank. Opening for the Imposters is the group Other Voices. Other Voices brings a fun mix of upbeat songs to the celebration. The band participated in the "Free Fridays" concert series both with their own feature concert and as part of the lineup for the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock Tribute. The Woodstock concert drew a crowd of 3,000 breaking all previous attendance records for the series. The four musicians who make up the band are Michelle Ott (percussion and guitar), Dan Tampas (voice and guitar), Fagan Arouh (voice and guitar) and Alan Hill (bass and occasional voice). With a hallmark of intricate vocal harmonies and tight arrangements, they perform acoustic originals, select standards and obscure classics in the realm of pop, folk, blues and jazz. They have described their music as folk and roll. The free concert will begin at 9 p.m. and run until 12:30 a.m. At the stroke of midnight, there will be showers of streamers and confetti along with the sounds of noisemakers passed out to the audience earlier in the evening.New Year's Eve celebration set for Bo Diddley PlazaThe Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located on the corner of Southeast 1st Street and East University Avenue. The City of Gainesville Cultural Affairs Division is the designated local arts agency for Gainesville and Alachua County. Its mission is to promote cultural activity and encourage community based cultural resources. Visit Cultural Affairs online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/. For event updates, call the City of Gainesville's Arts Events Hotline at 352334-ARTS. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact David Ballard at 352-3938746.The Imposters play a full range of Beatles music from the popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental era of "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," to the final rooftop appearance and "Abbey Road."Other Voices will open the night's entertainment. See additional photo, Page 2. Courtesy photo

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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 PAGE 4,DECEMBER 30 & 31,2009 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA COOLANT SYSTEM CHECKPlus shop fee & tax$2999DIFFERENTIAL SERVICEPlus shop fee & tax$8999Our friendly service doesn't stop at the sale. • Factory-trained Technicians • Certified Parts • Satisfaction GuranteedOur Service & Parts Department will keep you moving with unbeatable service and prices AUTOMOTIVE386-362-4012500 West Howard Street (US 90), Live Oak 549949-F The Limerock Music Fest is coming to the Spirit of the Suwannee Jan. 8-9, 2010. Here are a few of the acts scheduled to appear. See more about Limerock in a future edition of North Florida Focus. ABOVE: The Gandy Brothers. RIGHT : The Wilson Family Band. BELOW RIGHT : Gentle River Band. BELOW: T o morrow' s News. Courtesy photos Talk about bluegrass musicians! The brand new bluegrass and gospel Limerock Music Fest Jan. 8 & 9, 2010 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) will feature The James King Band (Bluegrass Storyteller), two time Merle Travis National Thumbpicking Champion Bob Saxton, The Wilson Family Band, The Gandy Brothers, Tomorrow's News and Gentle River. Don Miller will be the emcee. Tickets are $10 Friday, $15 Saturday or $20 for a weekend pass. Tickets will only be sold at the door, cash only, no credit cards or bankcards accepted. Come enjoy a weekend of quality bluegrass and gospel music in the comfort of the Music Hall at the SOSMP. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, continuing until the evening. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle all day Saturday! James King is known in the bluegrass world as the best lead singer in bluegrass today with his band. He exhibits a mastery of the balance needed to sing today's bluegrass while maintaining an eloquent sound. He and his band are in great demand and will be making two appearances on Saturday only. Bob Saxton has performed with Patsy Cline, Merle Travis, Charlie Louvin, Bobby Gentry, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, been on the Grand Ole Opry, played backup for Dinah Shore, won the national thumb picking champion twice, is a member of the Mississippi Artists hall of fame, the Kentucky Living Legends Thumb-pickers Hall of Fame and is an honorary member of the Chattanooga Thumb-pickers. Bob Saxton will bring the crowd to its feet with his picking! Bob will be on the program both Friday and Saturday. Featured both Friday and Saturday, the Wilson Family Band will entertain you with their variety of instruments and talent. Mention The Wilson Family Band around anyone who's had the opportunity to hear them and the response is enthusiastic comments. "You should hear that little Katie sing!" "Young Clint is developing into a phenomenal talent!" "Each time we hear them, they keep improving!" "The Wilson Family really knows how to entertain." People are impressed by the music, family commitment, faith and, perhaps most of all, genuineness. Tomorrow's News is one of Florida's premier bands. Its hard-driving sound and tight harmonies bring new life to the bluegrass sound. The band enjoys entertaining people and it shows during performances. Definitely a band on its way up. "Tomorrow's News is one of the best groups to come along in quite sometime, with tight family harmonies and hard driving banjo. They are exciting to see and hear, " said Travis Perry of Great American Bluegrass Festival. The Gandy Brothers had many different influences, including original bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin all the way to today's new bluegrass artists like Cadillac Sky, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nickel Creek and Mountain Heart. The group also draws influences outside of bluegrass from such artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kutless, Third day, Switchfoot and many others. Gentle River Band is a bluegrass/gospel band from the South Georgia, North Florida area with a sweet sound. The leader of the band is George Wells who plays guitar and sings lead/tenor vocals. Darren Wainwright plays banjo/guitar and sings lead/baritone. Bruce Sheridan plays bass guitar and sings bass. Danny Smith plays mandolin and sings baritone/tenor vocals. Gentle River Band plays mostly at churches, fairs and festivals. Schedule Friday 7 8 p.m. Gentle River 8 9 p.m. Bob Saxton 9 10 p.m. Wilson Family Band Saturday 1 2 p.m. Tomorrow's News 2 3 p.m. Gandy Brothers 3 4 p.m. Bob Saxton 4 5 p.m. James King Band 5 6 p.m. Supper Break 6 7 p.m. Gandy Brothers 7 8 p.m. Tomorrow's News 8 9 p.m. Wilson Family Band 9 10 p.m. James King Band Emcee: Don Miller Schedule subject to change without prior notice. Overnight accommodations are available at the SOSMP for primitive camping, RVparking or cabin rental, along with canoeing, mini and disc golf, horseback riding, jogging, golf cart rental, hiking, fishing in the private lake, shopping at the Arts and Crafts Village and much, much more. For more information call 386-364-1683 or go to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also email the SOSMPat spirit@musicliveshere.com.James King Band,Bob Saxton,Wilson Family, Tomorrow's News,Gandy Brothers and Gentle River will be featured

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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 DECEMBER 30 & 31,2009,PAGE 5 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA Classifieds ClassifiedsNorth Florida North Florida Kids Scoop . . . . .Page 7Celebration ............Page 3Medical Directory . . .Page 4Calendar . . . . . .Page 6 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.Serving Suwannee,Lafayette and Hamilton counties For information call Blue Butt Farms 386-623-3305 386-867-2075560017-F 500228-F 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 Secretary/OfficeManagerTheLafayetteCountyCommissionwillbe acceptingapplicationsforaSecretary/Office ManagerattheCountyExtensionOffice. Allapplicantsmusthaveahighschooldiploma orequivalentandwillhavetotakeanoffice procedurestest. ApplicationsmaybepickedupattheLafayette CountyExtensionOfficewhichislocatedat 176SWCommunityCircle,SuiteD(across fromtheHornetHoseCarWash). Thedeadlineforsubmittingapplicationsis NoononJanuary8,2010.LafayetteCountyisanequalopportunityemployer.568355mdv Announcements ATTENTION ADVERTISERS*PROOF READ YOUR ADAny error must be reported the first day of publication. Should the error inhibit response,credit will apply only to the first run date. The South Georgia Media Group is not liable for any loss or expense that results from publication or omission. Help Wanted FirstDay.ARRA CSBG Case Manager Lafayette/Taylor CountyResponisble for client case records, client assessments case plans, and case management for low-income individuals. Special Qualifications: Bondable, 4-yr degree in Social Service or related field, 2 year Case Management/Job Development experience exchange for education.Must be a resident of the SREC, Inc.service area. Submit Resume to: Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., P.O.Box 70, Live Oak, FL 32064 386-362-4115 Voice/TDD Affirmative Action Employer Deadline:January 12, 2010 12:00pm DIETARY POSITIONCook Experience Required. Long-term Care exp.preferred. Full Time with Benefits. Apply in person at Suwannee Health & Rehab, 1620 East Helvenston St. Live Oak Fl.32064 386-362-7860 EOE/V/D/M/FFirstDay.FAMILY CASE MANAGERMasters Degree in Social Work or related Human Services field required.Two years experience preferred. Serve youth and families in ten northern Florida counties. Office will be located at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch campus in Live Oak.Travel to the Boys Ranch will be on a bi-weekly basis.Agency vehicle provided for business usage.Contact Linda Mather at 386/842-5555 (fax resume 386/842-1029) EOE/DFWP Jobs WantedARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO CARE FOR AN ELDER PERSON? Will do light housekeeping.386-658-1580 Lost & FoundLOST DASHSHUND MIX: Last seen Pearl Ave & Westmoreland St.on 12/20.Please call 386330-2700 or 386-205-9220 ask for Tammy. LOST DOG Very small white female.Old, part poodle, weighs 15 lbs.Needs medications.Lost around 122nd St.S.E.of Live Oak.If anyone has seen her please call 386-362-8476. Special Notices 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. MiscellaneousTRANE GEF/STRAIGHT COOL 3 TON UNIT. Air Handler, Coil Condenser.$1000 386-9351175 VocationalWant 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 Pets for SalePIT BULL PUPPIES 5 Brindle Females. Ready Jan 4th.Call 386-938-3823 POMERANIAN PUPPIES , AKC registered.$400.Call 386-9352642. MiscellaneousContact Me T OD A Y to Place Y our Classified Ad Your Classified Sales Rep. For your convenience you may send your ad to me by: Email nancy.kilpatrick@gaflnews.co m Phone 229-244-3400 Ext. 1297 1-800-600-4838 Ext.1297 Fax 229-244-4479 Be sure to ask about our Vehicle,Pet,Real Estate, Merchandise, & Help Wanted Specials!! 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. Houses for RentContact Me T OD A Y to Place Y our Classified Ad Your Classified Sales Rep. For your convenience you may send your ad to me by: Email jessica.mullis@gaflnews.com Phone 229-244-3400 Ext. 1203 1-800-600-4838 Ext.1203 Fax 229-244-4479 Be sure to ask about our Vehicle,Pet,Real Estate, Merchandise, & Help Wanted Specials!! BRICK HOUSE 3BD/2BA Close to Town.$700 mo, 1st last & Security.Call 386-362-6556 FirstDay.HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba Brick on 1 acre, w/fireplace, w/d hook-up. $600mo 1st, last, Pet deposit. 386-362-5617 HOUSE 3Bd/1.5Ba in Live Oak. Large Yard 6 mo lease required. $750 1st & Security Avail Jan 1st. 954-253-7294 Mobile Homes for RentDWMH 3Bd/2Ba in the country, 6 miles from Live Oak off 129 S. 4 Acres, No Pets, NonSmoker $675/mo $1000 Deposit. 407-709-0355 MH 3Bd/2Ba in country off of Paved Rd 136A. $575/mo Call Randy 386-688-3736 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 Vacation RentalsWATERFRONT VACATION (RENTAL) SUWANNEE,FLN/wkly.Mouth Suwannee River/Gulf views, 2/2, sleeps 6.Freshwater boat ramp on site(no wait) , boat lift, wireless DSL, fax, printer, scanner, copier, fresh/salt water fishing, pool,golf cart. S/Thurs-1st night $167. $107/ea.add.night.F/Sat-1st night $194.2 nights $328 includes:cleaning/taxes.Call Suwannee Realty for buckmullet 352-542-0704 www.buckmullet.com Commercial for RentHANGAR / OFFICE FOR LEASE Business Opportunity Ð 100 ft.x 75 ft.hangar, 24 ft.x 52 ft.office, 6 ft.outside tie down spaces. Suwannee County Airport, 13302 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060.$950.00 per month. Contact Murphy McLean at (386) 364-3400 for information. Homes for SaleContact Me T OD A Y to Place Y our Classified Ad CLASSIFIED SUPERVISORFor your convenience you may send your ad to me by: Email kay.floyd@gaflnews.com Phone 229-244-3400 Ext. 1205 1-800-600-4838 Ext.1205 Fax: 229-244-4479 Ask about our Vehicle,Pet,Real Estate, Merchandise and Employment Specials!! Mobile Homes for Sale"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 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 PRICE 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 Autos for SaleContact Me T OD A Y to Place Y our Classified Ad Your Classified Sales Rep. For your convenience you may send your ad to me by: Email candy . montgomer y@gaflne ws .com Phone 244-3400 Ext.1378 1-800-600-4838 Ext.1378 Fax 229-244-4479 Be sure to ask about our Vehicle,Pet,Real Estate, Merchandise, & Help Wanted Specials!!

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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 PAGE 6,DECEMBER 30 & 31,2009 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA ! ! "# $ # #%%!&# #'#%!!%! &"#' ( ' )*#" % #'&" !+ ! ' &, !./0+" " &120*))".)3245( T O PLA CE AN AD, CALL 386-362-1734 DEADLINE IS FRID A Y A T 2:00 P .M. LAKEW OOD AP AR TMENTS IN LIVE O AK563742-FQuiet country living 2 bedroom duplexCall 362-3110 531165-F ABBEY MINI STORAGEAll New Units• 5X15 • 5X20 • 10X15 • 10X20 • 15X20 Units located at 607 Goldkist Blvd. Rental Office: 121 Van BurenSt., Live Oak 364-5300 563739-F CALLTOLLFREE 1-888-393-0335Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg.Inc. Quality Metal Roofing & Accessories At Discount Prices!!Metal Roofing$ $ $ $ $ SAVE $ $ $ $ $3' wide galvalume 3' wide painted 2' wide 5-vAsk about steel buildings 560004-FAdams Auto UpholsteryFor all your upholstery needs• Convertible Tops • Headliners • Seats • Marine • Cushions • Motorcycle seatsComplete Interiors 501 Goldkist Blvd. • Live Oak, FL John Adams386-362-1525 559975-F Call Junk Joe $150 & Up CashFor Junk Vehicles Will Remove any kind of scrap metal Free PickupCall 386-867-1396 563537-F Ben's Repair ServiceWill Go To You or You Can Bring It To Us!Auto, Truck, Tractor Gas, Diesel Commercial, Industrial, Logging, Farming Mechanical Repairs Most Makes & Models Welding Repairs & Fabrication Most Models123 SE Tiger Road, Mayo, FL386-590-4836 • 386-294-3215 559472-F LIC. & INSURED RC 0067442386-497-1419LEWIS WALKER ROOFING, INC.L W R L W R OH LORD..Please Don't let my ROOF LEAK. 563435-F Come see us for all your Quiltin' needs...1244 Lakes Blvd., Lake Park, GA 31636 229-559-1888We are an authorized Janome DealerNorth Florida North Florida North Florida Business Business B usiness Bulletin Bulletin B ulletin Board Board B oard Pink Ladies Needed!Are you looking for a place to share your talents? Do you enjoy meaningful conversation with a good friend? How Ôbout a good book? Then We Want You!! Suwannee Health Care and Rehab Center is looking for volunteers to start a Ladies Auxiliary. Call Lynn Brannon, Activities Director at 386-3627860 or 386-590-2961.Talent SearchDo you sing or play and instrument? Do you act or dance? Do you like to read or spend time with a friend in wonderful conversation? WE WANTYOU! Suwannee Health Care & Rehab Center is looking for your talent for our residents. Dinner for two $45; One night at the Beach $125; One hour volunteering to make memories that last forever PRICELESS! Call: Lynn Brannon, Activities Director 386-3627860 or 386-590-2961.Head Start/Early Head Start early enrollmentSuwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting applications for children from birth to age 5. Head Start/Early Head Start is a FREE comprehensive early childhood education program that includes health, dental, nutrition and VPK services to eligible children/families. Centers are located in Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette and Columbia counties. Parents bring proof of income and child's age to register. For more information call 386-754-2222.Customers needed!Dairy Queen of Live Oak will host Dairy Queen Benefit Night the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. to help buy books for Suwannee Middle School.Donations needed!Suwannee County Environmental Watchdogs, a nonprofit organization, seeks donations for yard sale merchandise. Info: Sandy, 386-364-8020.Register now!Descendants of Calhoun family plan reunion in 2009Descendants of the late Sarah Calhoun, Eva Calhoun and Thomas Calhoun are invited to a family reunion to be held in 2009. Info: misstheresamartin@yahoo.com or predop@aol.com.Coffee with your councilmanCity Councilman for District 4 Mark Stewart invites his constituents to "Coffee with your Councilman" at JAVAJAX located in the Publix shopping center. Come and meet with him on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 a.m. till 8:30 a.m. This will be a time to get to know each other and discuss current issues and citizen concerns.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. CJBATis 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.College Placement TestsMonday Ð Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment): College Placement Test (CPT), NFCC Testing Center (Bldg. #16), 5 p.m., Madison. Register in NFCC Student Services 24 hours before test. For information please call 850-973-9451.TABE testsMonday Ð Thursday Monday 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. Pre-registration & scheduling time & date are required. To register please call 850-973-9451.Greater Visions Support GroupAddiction Support Group: Greater Visions faithbased 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 386-7761444.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 362-1164 or Janis Owen, Director of Client Services, at 362-4115, ext. 240.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 386-362-6309 to leave a message. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the reunion. C C a a l l e e n n d d a a r r o o f f E E v v e e n n t t s s SEECALENDAR,PAGE7

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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 DECEMBER 30 & 31,2009,PAGE 7 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA 500219-Fwww.nflaonline.com 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 564512-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 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. C C a a l l e e n n d d a a r r o o f f E E v v e e n n t t s s

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Smith Office for Member Services Advent Christian Village The 22nd annual ÔLive! At Dowling Park'Artist Series at Advent Christian Village commences the New Year with return performers, Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 7 p.m. in The Village Church. The King's Brass is comprised of professional musicians from all over the United States. For more than twenty years, the ensemble has performed over 100 concerts each year with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. The unique blend of these instruments is applauded by secular and sacred music critics alike that, in turn, reward their performances with comments such as "the best in sacred brass music," "superb in every way," and "Truly, an unforgettable experience!" Presenting a repertoire of diverse classics from Handel and Gabrieli to hymns, jazz spirituals and patriotic marches these musicians have a desire to use their instruments to uplift audiences of all ages and lead them in praise and worship. The King's Brass'origi-Live! At Dowling Park'Artist Series Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass coming to ACVnal arrangements are featured on 12 recordings. The latest CD is their "Classic Hymns" release, featuring organists Diane Bish, Rebecca Kleintop Owens, and Samuel Metzger with the Ruffatti Pipe Organ of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale. Additional information about Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass can be found on their Web site: http://kingsbrass.org/. Please help us welcome this ensemble as they Ôstrike up'some tunes ... once again! Season Pass tickets, which cover this event and all other events held during the 2009-2010 ÔLive! At Dowling Park' Artist Series season, continue to be on sale, and prices are as follows: ACVMembers: $47.38, Adults (i.e., non-ACV Members): $58.32, Students (ages 13-18): $18.22, and Children (ages 5-12): $10.93. The Family Plan ticket is $94.77. Individual ticket prices for this concert are as follows: ACVMembers: $15, Adults (i.e., nonACVMembers): $18, Students (ages 13-18): $5, and Children (ages 5-12): $3. Admission for children ages 4 and under is free. All tickets are available at the ACVCashier's Office, as well as in Live Oak at The Music Center and the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert. ÔLive! At Dowling Park'is pleased to welcome guests participating in the Reciprocity Program: North Florida Community College (NFCC) and Community Concerts of Lake City, Inc. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new Wednesday Edition Ñ December 30, 200950 CENTSSuwannee Democrat www.suwanneedemocrat.com North Florida125th YEAR, NO. 22 3 SECTIONS, 38 PAGES Serving Suwannee County since 1884, including Live Oak, Wellborn, Branford, McAlpin and O'Brien Visit us on the web at www.weshaneychevrolet.comJust East Of Downtown Live Oak, FL362-2976 Family Owned & Operated Since 1967565023-F With thanks and best wishes from our entire staff. We appreciate your readership and support every day of the year. StaffWe'll be having one on New Year's Eve. Ablue moon, that is. But what does "once in a blue moon" really mean? First, it hardly ever refers to the moon's actual hue. To be sure, the moon can and sometimes does appear blue. Experts say an abundance of dust in the upper atmosphere, such as might follow a massive explosion, is often to blame. Blue moons were said to be common following the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's in 1980. But the fabled phrase, which predates Shakespeare, usually means something else altogether. As it turns out, a blue moon is nothing more than the second full moon in a single month. Full moons occur every 29 days or so, and some months are bound to have two. That's the "blue moon" we'll see Thursday night. (The month's first full moon came on Dec. 2.) But what about the rest of it? "Once in a blue moon" means exceedingly rare, right? Well, it's sup-Once in a ... A Live Oak man died in this CR 136 crash Thursday. Photo: Suwannee County Fire/RescueChristmas Eve crash takes a lifeWife, 3 children are left behind Staff New rules on landscape irrigation will take effect next week. Starting Jan. 6, homeowners and others within the Suwannee River Water Management District will be asked to limit landscape irrigation to one or two days per week, depending on the season. For the first time, the District is implementing a year-round water conservation rule that applies to residential landscaping, public or commercial recreation areas, and public and commercial businesses that aren't regulated by a District-issued permit. In the past, the District has enacted only short-term voluntary restrictions in response to drought conditions. Jon Dinges, the DisThe new water use rules will be posted on the SRWMD Web site as of Jan. 6. Go to www.mysuwanneeriver.com/rulesandregs and click on 40B-2. For more information contact Linda Welch, rules coordinator, at 386-362-1001.New rules on water use take effect Jan. 6Landscape irrigation will be limited to once or twice a week Staff See obituary,Page 11A. ASuwannee County man has been killed in a car crash in Tampa, according to press reports and an area funeral home. Charles Allen Deas, 44, died in a Dec. 19 accident on Fowler Avenue west of U.S. 301, according to an online story in the Tampa Tribune. Deas'1994 Dodge Intrepid was struck on the left side by a 2009 Mercedes, the Tribune reported. Deas was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:48 p.m., according to the article. Two passengers were reportedly injured.Tampa crash claims LO manBy Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comIn order to help thwart fraud and terrorism, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is making driver license and identification card requirements more stringent. Beginning Jan. 1 Floridians wishing to renew or obtain a card will be required to show proof of identification, a social security number and two forms of a residential address. Suwannee County Tax Collector Sharon Jordan said the new rules will take a little getting used to. "There is definitely going to be much confusion in the office for awhile," said Jordan. "We're trying to publicize as much as possible to get the word out." Jordan said although the process will be confusing at first, it will be beneficial to all. "I think it'll cut down on fraud and terrorists," she said. In addition to the new requirements, Jordan said her office will undergo several security changes she said she couldn't yet disclose. However, she said, "itLicense,ID card requirements made stricter come FridayTo view a list of items acceptable as identification for obtaining a driver's license or ID card, go to gathergoget.com.Sharon Jordan Staff First Friday, the monthly block party in downtown Live Oak, is back. As the name suggests, the gatherings will be held on the first Friday of each month. The first one is set for New Year's Day at Millennium Park at 6 p.m. Folks are invited to gather downtown to meet old friends and make new ones. Local classic car owners are encouraged to show off their prized possessions. Cars will be parked on North Pine Avenue adjacent to the park, beginning at 6. Limited space is available. Local radio station WLVO 106.1 FM will be broadcasting during the car show. The Live Oak Partnership in cooperation with the Suwannee County Historical Museum will show the movie "Cars" in the park at 6:30. Residents are invited to bring a chair, bring a blanket, and bring the family. Businesses or car owners wishing to participate should contact Randy Torrance at 386362-1776, or Ellie Howell at North Florida Printing Co. at 386-362-1080.Block parties return to downtown Live Oak Visit our Facebook page to chat with other readers about the hot topics of the day: www.facebook.com/ pages/Live-Oak-FL/ Suwannee-Democrat/160791425268.Join the discussion TODAY'S WEATHER, 2B65/50 INDEX:Arrest Record . . . . . . . . .2A Branford News . . . . . . .7-9B Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . .11A Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1B Suwannee Living . . . . . .4A Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . . . .6A NORTH FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS FEATURED INSIDE For more weather,visit our Web site at www.suwannee democrat.com SEENEW,PAGE13A SEELICENSE,PAGE13A SEEONCE,PAGE13ABy Carnell Hawthorne Jr.carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.comSee obituary,Page 11A. ALive Oak man lost his life in a Christmas Eve crash in Suwannee County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Steven Albert Brakenwagen, 43, was traveling on CR 136 at 4:23 p.m. when his 1991 Chevrolet station wagon drifted onto the right shoulder, according to FHP. Brakenwagen steered hard to the left, entering the opposite lane, then back to the right and lost control, reports show. His car spun onto the north shoulder where the left SEECHRISTMAS,PAGE13ASuwannee County should see a few showers.Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.HIGH-SPEED CHASE LEADS TO ARREST, PAGE 11A

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2A FLIPArrest 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 $48 out of state.Subscribe online at www.suwanneedemocrat.com.OFFICE HOURSOpen Monday Friday 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Letters, comments and opinions on the Viewpoint & Opinions page are not necessarily those of the management/ownership of the Suwannee Democrat.LETTERS TO THE EDITORLetters may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to our office.All letters are read.Not all letters are published. Letters may be edited to fit available space.The editor should not alter the writer's point of view.Well written letters require less editing.Keep it to the point, an ideal range is 150 to 200 words.Please include your name, address and day and evening phone numbers for verification. 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We want to give it to you.557251-F OPENING SOON303 East Howard Street, Live Oak • 364-0748• Business • Cooking • Gaming • General Interest • Ethnic • Women's • Puzzle • Sports • Health • Home • Teen • Weekly • Men's • Comics Top 20 Best Seller Books in Hardcover/PaperbackFree Wifi and Notary & Fax Service AvailableBooks, Magazines, Fine Cigars & More 565014-F 563936-F A Deal You Can't Refuse!386-965-7188Carpet Steam Cleaned Includes: Chemical Pre-Spray, Chemical Injected Steam Extraction Deodorizer *Over 250sf considered 2 rooms carpetcleaninglakecity.com !!"#$ %&' ($)*+ *Additional charge for heavy soil removal100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Total calls forservice: 84 Medical Calls: 72 Weakness: 1 Cardiac: 10 Trauma: 7 Motor vehicle crash: 7 Miscellaneous medical call: 19 Altered mental status: 3 Respiratory: 7 OD: 1 Nausea/vomiting: 4 Diabetic: 5 Abdominal pain: 2 Death: 3 Standby: 2 Mutual Aid Given: 1 to Lafayette Co. Fire Calls: 12 Structure Fire: 1 Vehicle Fire: 1 Motor vehicle crash: 4 Medical assist: 2 Smoke Investigation: 1 Fire Alarm: 2 Mutual Aid Received: 1 to Hamilton VFD VolunteerFire Responses: 8 Falmouth VolunteerRescue Response: 2Suwannee County Fire/ Rescue calls for service from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27Editor's note: The Suwannee Democrat prints the entire arrest record each week. If your name appears here and you are later found not guilty or the charges are dropped, we will be happy to make note of this in the newspaper when judicial proof is presented to us by you or the authorities. The following abbreviations are used below: SCSO-Suwannee County 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 23, Derek James Watson, 35, 14804 83rd Drive, Live Oak Fl, sale cannabis, poss +20gm cann w/i sell, SCSO-D. Falgout December 23, Earl Henry Olcott, 55, 828 Komondor Drive, Mayo Fl, viol prob o/c attempt agg batt w/deadly wpn, P&P-S. OHara December 24, Debora Marion Malone, 49, 7270 CR 249, Live Oak Fl, traff in hydrocodone, poss cntl subs w/i sell, LOPD D. Slaughter December 24, William Albert Messler, 68, 5893 140th Street Wellborn Fl. agg assault w/deadly weap, tampering w/evidence, theft SCSO C. McIntyre December 24, Paul Thomas Bowles, 25, 312 NE Jacksonville Loop Lake City Fl, poss cannabis w/int sell, sale cannabis w/i 1000'place of worship SCSO-D. Falgout December 24, Dale Ralph Abraham, 52, 4318 216th St., Lake City Fl. expired d.l. SCSO D. Taylor December 25, Jason Ellis McGraw, 24, 77 Robbie Ln, Defuniak Springs Fl, poss -20g cannabis, resisting w/o violence, LOPDKinsey December 25, Rachel Leah Hall, 21, 20688 97th Drive, O'brien Fl, grand theft iii, SCSO A. Cundiff December 26, Delonshea Townsend, 19, 4113 NWCR 150, Jasper Fl, petit theft, SCSO B Barrs December 26, Tommy Michael Knight, 32, 407 Braughton, Branford Fl, burglary, grand theft, dealing stolen property, 1st appÑpd app per wrs, Arresting Officer: December 26, Eddie James Hodges, 57, 805 McGee St, Live Oak Fl, disorderly intoxication, 1st appÑpd app per wrs, LOPD-K. Kirby December 26, Michael Allen Quinones, 34, 111767 110th St, Live Oak Fl, battery dom violence, 1st appÑpd app per wrs, LOPD TFaller December 26, Keresia Weeks, 33, 647 Washington Ave, Live Oak Fl, battery, LOPD TFaller December 26, David Thomas Forrest, 23, 8715 CR 136A, Live Oak Fl, battery dom violence, agg assault, criminal mischief, 1st appÑpd app per wrs, SCSO M Landis December 27, Joseph Danby Lewis, 26, 12654 US 129, Live Oak Fl, agg flee/elude, dwls (habitual), LOPD TFaller December 27, Linda Gail Ufferman, 50, 10801 73rd Street, Live Oak Fl, Viol Of Probation, O/C Worthless Checks, SCSO Robinson Arthur December 27, Dennis Jason Hamm, 58, 3108 132 Trail, Live Oak Fl, battery (dom viol), 1st appÑn/a pd per wrs, SCSO D Manning December 27, Jeffery Robert Stull, 36, 239 SW Hawkins Court, Ft White Fl, battery, SCSO-D. Allen December 27, Nichole Charlene Hancock, 23, 21237 81st Place OBrien Fl, battery, SCSO-D. Allen 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 362-1164 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.Holy Land trip meetingJan. 21 An informational meeting about a trip to the Holy Land will be held at Westwood Baptist Church, January 21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Jimmy Deas, pastor of Westwood, will be leading the trip. Call 386-362-1120 for additional information. 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.co m. 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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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3ANorth Florida 565647-F 557940-F 386-647-4200 Call Lynn Lee at 386-647-4201to sign up for registration You must attend a registration session. Wed., Jan. 20th, 2010 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.Jan. 25-26, 2010 This notice paid for with public donationsFREE to the public!Weight Loss & Stop Smoking HypnotherapyTues., Jan. 12, 7:30 pm Yogi Bear Jellystone Park 1051 Old St. Augustine Rd. MADISON Wed., Jan. 13, 7:30 pm Live Oak Garden Club 1300 11th St. S.W. LIVE OAK Thurs., Jan. 14, 7:30 pm Fairfield Inn 538 S.W. Corporate Dr., x-427 US-90 LAKE CITYHealthAwarenessClinics.org231-288-5941569114-FHealth Awareness Clinics is providing therapists to administer weight loss and stop smoking, group hypnotic therapy. For many people, this therapy reduces 2 to 3 clothing sizes and/or stops smoking. Funding for this project comes from public donations. A nyone who wants treatment will receive professional hypnotherapy free from charge.An appointment is not necessary. Sign in and immediately receive treatment. Health Awareness Clinics is a non-profit organization. They rely on donation to make treatment available to those in need. A modest $5.00 donation when signing in is appreciated. Only one 2 hour session is needed for desirable results. Sign in 30 min. early 563971-F Offer expires 12/31/09 Christmas in WellbornSpirit of sharing clearly in evidence at WCAparty Submitted The Wellborn Community Association held its annual Children's Christmas Party Dec. 18. We had planned to hold the event outside to enjoy all the beautiful decorations and lights our members had put up around the pavilion. With the weather not cooperating, we moved inside but still managed to put up a shorter candy cane lane leading to the front door. Every child from six months to 12 years old received a gift and got to visit with Santa Claus. Teenagers were entered into a drawing for larger prizes. Everyone enjoyed the delicious hot chocolate and homemade cookies brought by many WCAmembers. Representatives of the Suwannee High School band played Christmas carols beautifully for our enjoyment. We were witnesses to some Christmas spirit in action when two different children who won drawings for the larger toys, each said they wished to donate the prize back because they already had one at home. The first and second place cash raffle prizes were won by people who were actually at the party so exciting! All three cash prizes went to people who could really use the money. Another Christmas spirit moment occurred involving the cash raffle. Ayoung girl purchased two raffle tickets with her own money and gave one to her friend. This young girl won the $200 prize. She went back to her seat, opened her envelope, and immediately handed $100 to her friend. Many members worked hard to put this event together, donating not only their time and energy but money, toys, food and supplies as well. I think all would agree that it was well worth it to see the smiles on the faces of the children and share in their excitement. The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Wellborn! Candy Cane Lane. Santa makes his arrival. Courtesy photos Another bike winner. Winner of one of the four bicycles given away. Fun for all. Santa and Mrs. Claus and a helpful elf. A visit with Santa.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 PAGE 4A North Florida Looking for a job? suwanneedemocrat.com 522213-F FREE Coupons Times are tough for everyone and we're here to help! Log on to www.suwanneedemocrat.com today and scroll down to coupons section. Click the link and follow the instructions. Coupons will be available to print and use. As an extra value, you can access recipes at the same site. Cool huh! 522163-F S t o r m y w e a t h e r ? C h e c k o u t t h e w e ather radar on our homepage at www.suwanneedemocrat.com . When bad weather is on the horizon, the weather radar appears to keep you in touch and on top of things. While you're there,clicktheweatherlink. 522223-F 568271-FIn Loving Memory of My Sweet Son...If tears could build a stairway, I'd climb right up to you...and bring you home again. Instead I'm here in sorrow and sadness without you. No farewell words were spoken, No time for goodbyes. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. May you rest in peace until the day we are together again. Know that you are forever loved and greatly missed. Jason "Manny" SheffieldBorn: 10-09-1976 Deceased: 12-30-2007Losing My Son, Manny is the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me. Before Manny was born, I prayed to God for a little boy. God gave me my Manny. He was truly a gift from Heaven. He was my shining star. Everyone who met him just loved him; from the time he was born until the time he grew into a nice young man. I would have people come into my restaurant and give me compliments about him all the time. I've always been so proud of him. Manny was so beautiful inside and out. I can't begin to tell you how much I miss him. (There aren't enough stars in the sky). All I do know is God gave him to me but took him home too soon! For what reason, I don't know. But, there's one thing I do know; he's my special boy that I love with all my heart and he will never be forgotten. We have really lost someone very special. Until we're together again, Love always, His Mother Joni Sheffield 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 Margaret Clark Happy 90th birthdayPlease join us to celebrate Margaret Clark's 90th birthday. When: January 9, 2010 Where: Advent Christian Village Phillips Center Time: 4 p.m. RSVP 386-208-6191 or Vicki.music @gmail.com The children of Walter and Joy Smith would like to invite all friends and family to a reception in honor of their parents'50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 3, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Live Oak Shrine Club.50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Walter and Joy SmithLive Oak-based Reinke dealership recognized as top-five seller Submitted Champion Irrigation of Live Oak has been recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling Reinke Manufacturing dealerships in the southeast. Champion was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 25-27 in Austin, Texas. Reinke is a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems. "We are extremely pleased with Champion Irrigation and everything they have accomplished this past year," said Tim Goldhammer, vice president of marketing, Reinke. "We appreciate the commitment Champion Irrigation and their staff have made to help market Reinke irrigation From left: Reinke Southeast Territory Manager Mike Mills, and Tommy Santerfeit of Champion Irrigation, Live Oak. Courtesy photoequipment." Reinke dealerships from across the United States and Canada gathered to attend Reinke's annual convention. The awards ceremony recognizes select Reinke dealerships for their hard work and dedication to sales and marketing throughout the past year. "The number of dealers with exceptional sales during the 2008 and 2009 marketing year was phenomenal," said Goldhammer. "We were grateful for the opportunity to bring all of our dealers together and recognize everyone's efforts." The following couples applied for a marriage license in Suwannee County the week of Dec. 21-24: Travis Lee Howard to Mandi Anne Mott Gregory David Stanford to Sue Ellen Aiken Timothy Michael Weed to Gina Marie Taylor Miguel Tum Us to Rosa Elena Lopez Perez Rodney Alan Glavey to Angela Renee Izor Steven Loucious Edwards to Erika Machin Josiah Woloszyn to Dianelys Valdes FernandezMarriage license applicationsNight Watch Services will be held at Lebanon Church Baptist Church 9 p.m. 12 a.m., Dec. 31. The church is located at 6124 280th Street, Branford.Sherrie Anderson of O'Brien would like to announce the engagement of her son LCpl Nicholas Joseph Flores to Lcpl Allison Marie Jarvis daughter of Bruce and Paula Jarvis of Canal Winchester, Ohio. Nicholas is a 2007 graduate of Suwannee High School and is currently serving in the United States Marine Corp. Nicholas'maternal grandparents are Edward and Sherry Bradley of O'Brien, Fl and paternal grandparents are Richard and Frances Bagu of Corona Queens, NY. Allison is a 2008 graduate of Canal Winchester High School in Canal Winchester, Ohio and is currently serving in the United States Marine Corp. Allison's maternal grandparents are Sylvia Sinacola of Canal Winchester, Ohio and the late Frank Sinacola. The ceremony will take place at "The Farm" in Candler, NC in January 2010. The reception will follow the ceremony. Invitations will be mailed out. The couple will reside at Cherry Point Air Base in Havelock, NC.Flores Jarvis engagement LCpl Nicholas Joseph Flores and Lcpl Allison Marie Jarvis

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5ANorth Florida FOODSTORES COCA-COLA 12 pack Cans3 FOR $11or $4.29 eachBox Kelloggs or General Mills CEREAL$299 COCA-COLA 2 Liter2 FOR$3 From all of us at... Country Home Gallon MILK$319(Sale prices in effect thru Jan. 31, 2010)FRUIT DRINK Gallon 2 FOR $3 535135-FGustafson's Farm ORANGE JUICE Half Gallon2 FOR$4 Shop The Best! 563992-F1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066 Live Oak BY: BRAD WATSONASK THE EXPERT Q:A:You can use stencils or stamps to create a faux brick or stone wall.You don't need to be an artist to create one of these faux finishes. Just follow these simple steps. First, paint the walls with the color you want for the mortar between the bricks or stones. Once the base coat is dry, stencil or stamp your bricks or stones over the base coat. Once the brick or stonework is dry, spatter a bit of the darker color over your faux art to give it depth and make it appear more realistic. You can easily learn how to create these seemingly difficult finishes and many more at Live Oak Paint & Flooring.I would like to paint a wall in my kitchen to look like brick or stone, how can I do that? PAINT & FLOORING South Oaks Square Location: 1520 S. Ohio (386) 362-2591 Medical Equipment Div: (386) 362-4404 Hours: 8:30 am-6:30 PM Mon-Fri., 8:30 am-3:00 pm Sat. Pharmacy & Your Health 563996-FTreatment for AcromegalyAcromegaly is a condition of increased growth hormone, which leads to enlargement of the nose, hands, and feet. The condition is rare, diagnosed in 3 to 4 people out of 1 million per year. Acromegaly is commonly caused by a benign tumor that secretes growth hormone. Symptoms are related to increased amounts of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Associated symptoms include headache, swelling, sweating, and fatigue. Characteristics of the condition include an enlarged jaw, enlarged hands and feet, and enlarged nose. Also, the teeth typically become spread apart. It may take many years before it is diagnosed, because body changes occur slowly over time and are not obvious right away. Somatostatin analogues work to decrease over-production of growth hormone. Octreotide ( Sandostatin ) is a somatostatin analogue that is injected to decrease growth hormone production. Pegvisomant ( Somavert ) is a recombinant growth hormone-receptor antagonist that works to cause a decrease in IGF-I. Dopamine agonists such as Bromocriptine ( Parlodel ) and cabergoline ( Dostinex ) may also decrease secretion of growth hormone. These types of medications may be used in combination with octreotide to potentially work better than either type of medication alone. by Kathy Fletcher, PharmDDrive-up window 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) 647-4210Earn Your CDA Today! Day & Evening Clasess Classes starting January 21stTABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment REGISTER NOW! BUSINESS Rent-A-Center reaches out to the communityRent-A-Center is spreading holiday cheer in the community by making contributions to two nonprofit organizations. On Dec. 16, Manager Jeff Jones and District Manager Kris Wolfe visited Love INC, which supports those in need with food, clothing and financial assistance, and presented Winona Edwards, executive director, with a $1,000 grant for their food pantry. The following day, Jones and Wolfe met with Murlin Wells, director of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida, Suwannee County Branch, and donated two HPdesktop computers and computer desks for the 80 to 90 children the club serves daily. "We also want to invite the community to visit the store to enter our grand opening drawing for a 46" Sony LCD TV," says Jones. The drawing date will be February 27, 2010. No purchase is necessary. The Live Oak Rent-A-Center is located at 1558 S. Ohio Ave. Rent-A-Center Manager Jeff Jones, left, and Murlin W ells, director of the local Boys and Girls Club. Rent-A-Center donated two HP desktop computers and computer desks to the club. Rent-A-Center District Manager Kris Wolfe, left, and Manager Jeff Jones present Love INC Executive Director Winona Edwards with a $1,000 grant for the organization's food pantry. Courtesy photosVaricose veins afflict more than 25 million Americans with pain, swelling and disfigurement. But an FDA-approved catheter device can help. This device uses radiofrequency energy to heat and close diseased leg veins in a matter of minutes. Clinical studies have found the high-tech procedure more than 97 percent effective at the one-year follow-up visit and virtually painless for most patients. Physicians such as Richard L. Wright, M.D., a medical doctor in Lake City for more than 33 years, are using this technique throughout the country, usually in their offices under a local anesthetic. Because the procedure addresses a serious medical condition and is not considered cosmetic surgery, it is covered by Medicare and most private health insurance plans. Half of all Americans over age 50 have severe varicose veins, and twothirds of all patients are women. Risk factors include heredity, pregnancy and careers that require a vertical position throughout the day, like nursing and teaching, and complications may include leg ulcers and dangerous blood clots. Catheters have recently come into widespread use to replace vein stripping, the general surgery used to remove varicose veins since the 1930s. The VNUS(r) ClosureFAST(tm) device represents a major step forward in catheter technology because it's faster and less painful for the patient than older devices like lasers. After the outpatient treatment, patients simply get up and walk out to return to normal activity the next day with immediate pain relief and virtually no after effects. And with the diseased primary leg vein sealed, the body restores healthy circulation and the varicosity symptoms quickly dissipate. For more information contact the Vein Care Institute, 3140 NWMedical Center, Lane, Suite 180, Lake City, Fla. 32055, or call 386-487-1222.Anew approach to treating varicose veinsRichard L. Wright, M.D. Chris Carter of Live Oak attended the Growers Mineral Solutions sales meeting held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohio recently. Tracy Temple, of PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, outlined the global market factors that will affect the prices of all fertilizer materials. As regional sales manager at one of the leading chemical distributors in the Midwest, Temple predicts corn and fertilizer prices will skyrocket if the ethanol blend in gasoline changes from 10 to 15 percent. To produce ethanol, the plants require large amounts of urea, sulfur, zinc and other basic ingredients also used by the fertilizer industry. This will increase the demand for raw materials used in the fertilizer industry at a time when many plants are shuttered. Chemical rep predicts corn prices will jumpChris Carter of Live Oak

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6ANorth Florida By Jim Holmes I guess you are never certain how others see you, but I'd like to think most folks believe that I am honest and truthful. I also hope they see me as tolerant and amicable, even with those with whom I may disagree or dislike. And yet I must be honest. There is one whom I have come to despise. I have no patience with him whatsoever and want nothing to do with him. My enemy has not yet said or done anything to me or a loved one to raise my ire. But I know it is only a matter of time Ñ just days now Ñ before that changes and we must go up against each other ... one on one. Mind you, I know the hatred that burns in my heart is because of my weaknesses and failings ... not his. And yet I have no plans to change how I live my life, no matter how much he might disapprove ... at least until after this annual season of love, peace and tranquility passes. So, while I may see him lurking nearby this holiday, I will pay him no mind. I will savor this magic time with all the good things it has to offer ... acting as if he never existed and never will. And if he inadvertently catches my attention, I pledge I will walk around him or find another path to my destination. I simply will not let an encounter with him ruin this wondrous time of year. My wife says I am too hard on him. She says he even shares my traits of honesty and truthfulness and that I should learn to embrace him and what he has to tell me. And yet, I see no immediate effort on her part to rush to him and seek his knowledge. I suspect she fears him as much as I do, but is simply less willing to admit it. Please understand, my fear and hatred of him is not physical. Despite my advanced age, he would be no real match for me. I am still bigger, faster and stronger than he is ... and he only has that one good eye with which to see me. When he does, however, I make a concentrated effort to gaze elsewhere. There are days when I wonder why I ever let him into my life to begin with. It was my choice, not his. One that I made willingly at the time. And yet, almost since the day our paths first crossed, I have regretted my decision. Oh, in the very beginning, there were some good times, with memories that make me smile. When we first became acquainted I sought his knowledge daily, but only because it supported my own hopes, beliefs and dreams. After all, he helped make my sacrifices worthwhile. But then I once again weakened and found myself on another path ... one that he refuses to forgive me for taking. It is not that he is judgmental. He is not. He is simply incapable of telling a lie or allowing me to come up with an excuse for my transgressions. That will change shortly, however, because with the arrival of this New Year, I pledge I will finally confront him ... that evil, good for nothing bathroom scale. Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.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.BIBLE VERSE"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 Viewpoints/Opinions By Dwain Walden There is a theory that cell phone usage can cause brain cancer. But, there is no consensus among scientists that this claim is true. But, a Maine legislator wants to make that state the first to require warnings on cell phones that they can cause brain cancer. Strangely, there is much documentation that cell phones can cause car wrecks but no one is pushing to have that warning printed on cell phones. That's incredible irony, I would think. But, such irony can be found in manyvenues of public health. For instance, far more people die of cancer than shark attacks. Yet, you can walk out on the beach and yell "shark!" and everyone comes running out of the water. But walk into a room full of smokers and yell "lung cancer!" and they will look at you like you've gone nuts. And there are warnings on some medications that say you should not use them while driving heavy machinery. There is no such warning on booze, however. Chances are, there are more people who operate forklifts with Jack Daniels than Nyquil in their systems. Also, booze labels don't warn you that drinking too much can lead to karaoke and looseness of pants. Now it's a fact that cell phones emit some radiation. But the Federal Communications Commission maintains that all cell phones manufactured in the U.S. are safe in this regard. I don't know what to believe about cell phone safety relative to these devices emitting radiation. I am sure about one thing, however, and that is that since I started carrying a cell phone some 10 years ago, the number of emergencies I have to respond to have increased significantly. Should we then be warned that they can cause indigestion or ulcers? Or do we embrace that thing about "don't shoot the messenger?" Some people say they won't have a cell phone ... that they are a bother. . But I must admit, I've found broad application for mine beyond business, and now I feel kind of naked, even lost, if I don't have mine with me. For instance, when I go jogging, I always take my cell phone. That way I can call my wife and tell her where to pick me up if my ego and my body are not of similar understanding. Also, if I'm mugged while jogging and if I'm still conscious and assuming that the mugger didn't steal my cell phone, I can dial 911. And when we're Christmas shopping in a big mall, I can call my wife and ask where to find her. Also, when we're on a dove shoot, everyone can be warned that the game warden has just pulled into the field. Now a new fear comes to me with this thing about brain cancer warnings if you constantly have a cell phone to your ear more people will start texting. Mix texting and driving, which some people do, and we get back to those aforementioned ironies about health safety warnings. Not only that, some English teachers have reported that students'abilities to write complete sentences and form them into essays have diminished because of the "pig Latin" approach to text messaging. So we may be seeing yet another irony: Our communication technology is advancing by leaps and bounds but our ability to read and write may be digressing to some primeval level. Ugh! My stomach make strange noise. I go eat now! (Dwain Walden is editor/publisher of The Moultrie Observer,229-985-4545. Email:dwain.walden@gaflnews.com)OPINIONGUEST COLUMN Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Myra C.Regan, publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor.Our View, which appears in Friday's editions of the Democrat, is formed by that board.Suwannee DemocratMYRA C.REGAN Publisher ROBERT BRIDGES Editor My enemy On cell phones and safety warningsNo Williams today A MINORITY VIEWBY WALTER WILLIAMS© 2009 Creators Syndicate~ ~ Due to an accelerated holiday production schedule,A Minority View will not appear in today's Democrat. Look for Walter Williams' column in Friday's paper. By Jay Liles An hour's drive west on I-10 from Tallahassee, in the little town of Cottondale, Florida's future unfolds on a massive scale. Green Circle, the world's largest wood pellet manufacturing plant, sits just off the Interstate, nestled among tall pines. Its sole product Ñ taking wood fiber and reducing it to horse-pill sized pellets, suitable for burning. For now its main customers are coal-fired power plants in Europe. But in the future Olaf Roed, President and CEO of Green Circle, knows U.S. markets will open once a carbon-reduced, Cap and Trade market opens in which his product will be more valuable than oil and coal. Green circle will profit not only from providing a reliable, sustainable fuel source, but also from the credits they will earn for replacing carbon-creating fossil fuels in our power grid. Currently Green Circle has a workforce of more than seventy. With a cap on carbon and a trading system for credits, Olaf claims he can profitably build two more giant processors. Imagine the multiplier effect income for tree farmers, haulers, brush clearing companies, foresters and all those who service these interests. Heading east on I-10 sits Suwannee Farms, owned by Joe and Kenneth Hall. Recently Joe has been a standing room only speaker at events like the Farms to Fuel Summit in Orlando. The Halls have also seen the carbon reduced future, one in which oil is too expensive to economically run a modern day dairy operation and "waste product" is, well, a waste. Cow manure feeds a digester that powers much of the farm's electrical use. Crop residue is plowed back into the soil and solar arrays light the barns and heat the water. He is as close to "off the grid" as any farmer can dream yet ready to sell excess power to the grid when parity occurs. And that day is coming with Cap and Trade. Finally, there is the Lykes Brothers Ranch in south-central Florida. This one hundred year old icon of Florida's timber and cattle barons is now a diversified, worldwide conglomerate with interests in cattle ranching, farming, forestry and citrus. Anyone who calls Florida home knows the Lykes brand. On a seasonably cool fall day we visited the Lykes Brothers Ranch to talk carbon Cap and Trade with Charlie Lykes and his staff. Turns out they can school us on much of what the energy future means for Florida and farming. On this Old Florida ranch of 330,000 acres, stretching across two counties, Charlie Lykes, the fourth generation of Lykes family to run this ranch, shows us an energy-cane crop that will produce a bio-fuel capable of replacing gasoline on a commercial scale. He points out the many environmentally sound practices employed by the ranch over the last few decades to make this operation sustainable. As I said, Charlie and his family have been at this for more than a century. He wants to be sure the next generation of Lykes has the opportunity to conserve this land for the next one hundred years, or longer. When asked how many people work the ranch he remarks that of theGUEST COMMENTARYFarming in a Cap and Trade future SEEFARMING,PAGE13A

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7ANorth Florida Branford NewsServing southern Suwannee County, including Branford, O'Brien and McAlpinINDEXArrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Legal Notices . . . . . . . .N/A Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . .11A Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1B Suwannee Living . . . . . .4A Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . . . .6A HI 55LO 27PAGE 2B Follow us on FACEBOOK Part 2'Keeping Christ in Christmas' Making ready for the parade.Photo: Tonya Bird Helping out with present wrapping.Photo: T onya BirdThe weather was poor but the smiles were bright.Photo: Debbie Y atesChristian band MainstreaM entertained.Photo: Debbie Y ates"Keeping Christ in Christmas."Photo: Debbie Y atesMore scenes from Branford's annual holiday event, which took place downtown on Dec. 19.

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By Ana Smith The rush is over; most of the cleanup is done; all the leftovers are already eaten or stored in the freezer for future meals, most likely for New Year's. We've most likely visited all the family and friends over the last weekend, or had them visit with us, and now it's time to relax a little, get back to our daily routines. This was one of the quietest Christmas holidays I can remember in decades, but I find I'm still filled with love and contentment because the telephone calls from loved ones brought them all right here to O'Brien, if only for a short time. And we've all promised to make this next year the one in which we will see each other and spend some special time together. We realize we are all getting "up there" in age, and God willing, we'll make the time that's left count. I sincerely hope you all enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends, and that you did find it in your hearts ... and your wallets ... to help at least one person or one family have a really good Christmas. I learned that this year several families I know about were numbered among those that, even though they are not in the welfare system, have been struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table because of work hours being cut and the family incomes suffering. However, the ones I know about have strong faith and caring family and church family, and through the kindness of others still managed to have a good Christmas. To those who were instrumental in providing CHRISTMAS for families such as these, you received a blessing in such a special way. As we head into the new year, I do have one request to ask. If you have any time to give whether during the week or on the weekend, think about volunteering at one of the many special organizations that need help. You can read about so many of them in this newspaper ... any of the nursing homes, for instance! Local animal rescue groups, the city or county animal shelter, the schools where you can be so instrumental in tutoring our children, helping with the reading programs, etc., as well as your local library. I'm sure the hospitals would be grateful for folks who can help ... in my "day" they used to be called "candy-stripers," but whatever they are called now it's an opportunity to be a vital part of this community. And although you read about "Toys for Tots," or "Toys for Kids," needing your help over the Christmas holiday, the need for help for families hit hard in this economy is one that goes on all year long. Contact the health department to find out how you can help; talk to your church about helping if they have a food or clothes pantry, or take part in the visitation ministry, which includes visiting shut-ins, making hospital visits to congregation members, or bringing a meal or two to someone who is ill or recuperating from an accident or surgery. There are so many needs in Suwannee County, and you will be richly blessed by giving of yourself and your time ... as well as your financial support, if you are able to give it. From "Humorous Quotations": "Start doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." "When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall." "For the ignorant, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the harvest." "The optimist makes his own heaven and enjoys it as he goes through life. The pessimist makes his own hell and suffers as he goes through life." "Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with." This one is dedicated to Brother George ... "The clergy can do nothing about rainy Sundays; they are in sales, not in management!" (I hope he's laughing!) To each and every one, may the year 2010 bring you better health, a little more wealth, a lot of love and happiness, and an outpouring of blessings to share. God bless!CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8ANorth FloridaBranford NewsThe Rev. Paul A. Bertolino has announced that January will be a mission emphasis month with presentations being made from a wide range of evangelical leaders. The Rev. Dr. David A. Dean will begin the series by teaching at the 9:45 a.m. adult class on Jan. 3. Dr. Dean is a minister/missionary of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has spent decades as an administrator, educator, theologian and author of several books and publications. He served as Director and Professor of the Advent Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Dean studied at Westmininster Theological Seminary and Hartford Seminary Foundation and earned a Master of Theology and Divinity and a Doctor of Theology. He holds memberships in the Evangelical Theological/Philosophical Societies. On Jan. 10 and 17, the Rev. Dr. James W. Gustafson and his wife Eleanor will both teach and preach at all services. Mrs. Gustafson has written four Christian novels. In addition to their ministry in McAlpin, Mrs. Gustafson will present her latest book, The Stones, at the Advent Christian Village Book Club on January 18 at 1 PM. The book is based on the life of King David. Autographed copies will be available upon purchase of the book. All proceeds will be given to a non-profit corporation that both Dr. Gustafson and Rev. Bertolino founded in the 1960s in support of missions. The McAlpin Church is located at 17214 89th Road. Further information can be obtained by calling the pastor at 386-658-1048. Something for everyoneTHANK YOU FOR READINGA message from our publisher Thank you for reading the Suwannee Democrat . For local news and information, The Suwannee Democrat is the overwhelming favorite among area citizens. Did you know that more than 14,000 people read Suwannee Democrat twice each week? Our online edition at www.suwanneedemocrat.com received more than 350,000 hits last month. The Suwannee Democrat has been keeping area residents informed about local government, education, lifestyle, business, sports and much more for 125 years. I hope you will find this guide helpful for taking advantage of the many services we offer readers and advertisers. Please feel free to contact me any time with suggestions and comments about how the Suwannee Democrat can better serve you and our community. I can be reached at (386) 362-1734 Ext. 122. I can also be contacted by email at myra.regan@gaflnews.com. 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However, the ones I know about have strong faith and caring family and church family, and through the kindness of others still managed to have a good Christmas.McAlpin Advent Christian Church to host Missions MonthThe Rev. Dr. David A. Dean

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9ANorth FloridaBranford News 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. SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS Branford 2009Branford386-935-1527SCAFF'SSupermarketSponsored By: 525103-FDec. 22, Ô0912.95 Dec. 23, Ô0913.17 Dec. 24, Ô0913.38 Dec. 25, Ô0913.73 Dec. 26, Ô0914.05 Dec. 27, Ô0914.44 Dec. 18, Ô0914.67The water levels provided here refer to the height at the US Hwy. 27 bridge in Branford in feet above mean sea level (ft-msl) at the gauging station. In the past the levels were read as gauge height not mean sea level. 525110-F525158-FOWNER TIM VERDIP.O. BOX 518 903 SUWANNEE AVE. BRANFORD, FL 32008PHONE (386) 935-1442ESTABLISHED 1904 B RANFOR D Mini-StorageLarge and Small Units Reasonable386-935-2122386-935-0298525190-F CLASS "A" COLLISION INC." The Wrecksperts "• Specializing In Heavy Collisions • Quality Guaranteed • Insurance Preferred Shop • Unibody & Frame Straightening • Major Credit Cards Accepted. Damage Free 24 Hour Emergency TowingShop 386-935-9334 Fax 386-935-0464FREE ESTIMATESTED or TERESA LAWRENCE 301 Suwannee Ave., P.O. Box 519 Branford, FL. 32008-0519525154-F Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.Branford 386-935-1124 Live Oak 386-362-4333James (Jim) B. Daniels, III, L.F.D. Keith Daniels, L.F.D. Larry Keith Daniel J.B. Daniels, Jr. (Local) Family Owned & Operated525127-F Cherry Lumbert Pharmacist101 S.W. US Highway 27 Branford, Florida 32008 (386) 935-6905Everything For Your Home Recovery From Prescriptions to Medical SuppliesOF BRANFORD Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-6:00 pm Saturday 9am-1pm Sunday-ClosedNow accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield Health OptionsNORTH FLORIDA PHARMACY 525194-F 525152-F386-935-1728 GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY INC.Hwy. 129 Bell, FL352-463-2738 1-800-543-6545525131-F Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.Serving the community since 1979 To advertise your business here, call Rhonda at 386-362-1734 for more information525122-FByrd ' s Power Equipment Sales & Service All Makes & Models11860 E. U.S. 27, Branford, FL 32008(386) 935-1544Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED SATURDAYS UNTIL SPRING 564016-FDURON WILLIAMSON'S TREE SERVICEComplete tree removal, trimming, pruning, stump grinding, haul off, and bobcat service. Hazardous trees our specialty. Serving your area for over 10 years. Licensed and insured free estimatesCall 352 318 3610 or 386 935 2180 ZEE ANGEL BAGEL CAFE907 N. Suwannee Ave., Branford Located in front of Hospice386-935-1123 569346-F Optimal Healthat Three Rivers Medical In Branford, FL(It is not necessary to become a patient of Three Rivers Medical to participate in the Optimal Health Program.)Call 386-935-1607 for more information and appointment! 568713-F Protection for Today's World!AKKUinc@Juno.comChildren, Teen & Adult(386) 935-3777Timothy WalkerSenior Instructor Branford, FloridaAmerican Kenpo Karate University"The Best Defense Is Self-Defense!201 Suwannee Ave.•Branford, FL536111-F Start your new year off right. Let us help you with your New Year's resolutions. The Suwannee County Extension Service is offering an eight-week, hourlong evening program that can be used to improve your health, personal finances or both. This class will provide tips to improve your health and wealth. Class is open to all. Because seating is limited, pre-registration is required. The fee is $7 per person ($10 per couple), which includes taste testing and class materials. There are many similarities between health and personal finance issues and behavior change strategies. No step is too small to get started and you can never be too early or too late! Call the Extension office at 386362-2771 to pre-register before January 4, 2010. First class starts on January 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Extension office in Live Oak. For more information or to register contact the Extension office at 386-362-2771. Suwannee County Extension is now offering an educational program to help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk of health complications. The program will include nine classes taught by a team of qualified educators and health professionals, and a personal consultation with a registered dietitian. Health assessments (height, weight, and blood pressure measurements) are included. Classes will run from January 28th to March 25th and will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. We are now recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are at least 21 years old, and are interested in being a part of this program, please call the Extension office at 386-362-2771 by Jan. 25. The $75 program fee includes the educational classes, nutrition consultation, program materials and health assessments. Class size is limited!Take charge of your diabetesAn educational program for adults with Type 2 diabetesSmall steps to health and wealthHow is your voice? Learn how to be the voice for a child who has been abandoned, neglected or abused. No previous experience required. You can make an enormous difference in the life of a child. Training is FREE!! Join our team of dedicated volunteers today. Call (386) 364-7720, ext. 103 for more information. Columbia County: Wednesday, January 20, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Lake City Guardian ad Litem office Dixie County: Friday, January 22, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Dixie County Public Library Suwannee County: Monday, January 25, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Live Oak Guardian ad Litem office Lafayette County: Tuesday, January 26, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Jimmy Barrington Agricultural Complex (USDA) Madison County: Friday, January 29, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Madison County Public Library New Volunteer Orientation'

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 11ANorth Florida 568027-F 568717-F Dustin Allen Gardner,20 September 21,1987December 22,2009Dustin Allen Gardner, 20, Live Oak, Fl passed away December 22, 2009 due to an automobile accident. The Lake City, Fl native lived most of his life in Live Oak. He worked for Fred's for two years and was a member of Wellborn Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents: Bruce and Sarah Gardner, Live Oak, Fl; one daughter: Myleigh Gardner, Live Oak, Fl; three brothers: Brandon Gardener, Live Oak , Fl, Dillon Gardner, Live Oak, Fl, J.D. Strickland, Lake City, Fl; maternal grandparents: Lorena Barclay, Live Oak, Fl, Bill White, Live Oak, Fl; and paternal grandparents: Bud & Jackie Gardner, Live Oak, Fl. Services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Wellborn Baptist Church and interment followed at Tiger Lake Baptist Church. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Live Oak is in Charge of All Arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries ________________________Marion Stauffer Turner March 22,1928December 22,2009Marion Stauffer Turner passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. following an extended illness. Mrs. Turner was born in Connecticut to the late James and Venice Stauffer. She was a resident of Hamilton County for some 50 years where she was active in the First United Methodist Church. She served as president of the Jasper Woman's Club, the Republican Party, Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and represented Kissimmee St. Cloud at the Florida Welcome Center for many years. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, H.G. Turner in 1992. She is survived by her son, William Terry Lowe and his wife, Jane Tyree Lowe; three grandchildren, Tara R. Lowe, Tiffany Lowe Stubbs and William Lowe; one great grandchild, Addison Stubbs; her stepson, Larry Turner and his wife Murial Gravely Turner and step daughter, Carolyn Davies; four stepgrandchildren, Tracy Moody, Jesse Turner, Charles Davies and James Davies; five step-greatgrandchildren, Gabrielle, Courtney, Jared, Madison and Morgan; one half-sister, Ruth Veltri. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23 in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Ames. Mrs. Jane Tyree Lowe gave the eulogy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jasper Woman's Club, P.O. Box 1201, Jasper, FL. 23052.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries ________________________Charles Allen Deas April 16,1965December 19,2009Charles Allen Deas, age 44, of Live Oak, FL. passed away Saturday, December 19, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Charles was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was employed by Peelers Transport in Lake City, FL. Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Deas and sister, Terry Cuvo. Survivors include, Mary Ann Deas, the mother of his daughter, Courtney Deas; his companion, Shawnee Black, the mother of his daughter Madeline Deas; parents, Reat and Jean Deas; father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Larry and Patty Green; brother, Billy Deas; sisters, Tonnie Deas, Angela Roberts, and Shawnda Childs. The family received friends on Monday, December 28th from 11:0012:00 at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon, FL. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December, 29th at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. Interment followed at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of local arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries ________________________Earl L. Young January 31,1919December 25,2009Earl L. Young, 90, of Live Oak, FL passed away on Friday, December 25, 2009 of a short illness. The West Point, PAnative lived in Live Oak for over 40 years after he moved here from Daytona. Mr. Young served in the Army and was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed working with wood and was a member of Suwannee Station Baptist Church, Live Oak, FL. Mr. Young is survived by his wife of 68 years: Elnora C. Young, Live Oak, FL; two daughters: Flo Breneman (Raydale), Fountain Inn, SC; Gloria Doris Alverez (Al), Waycross, GA; two sons: Robert Young, Live Oak, FL; Vernon Gay Young (Joann), Live Oak, FL; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one grandson: Timothy Breneman. Services were held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 28, 2009 at Suwannee Station Baptist Church with Rev. Wilbur Woods officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Please sign the guestbook at www.danielsfuneralhome.com. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. in charge of all arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries ________________________Vera Newbern Lanier November 3,1915December 24,2009Vera Newbern Lanier, 94, of Live Oak, Florida, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2009 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and will be so very missed this holidayObituariesseason and always. She enjoyed spending time with the people she loved, her family was very important to her and she was always available for her children and grandchildren. She touched the lives of many people. She is predeceased by her parents, William Barney Cheshire and Mamie Cheshire; her husband and father of her children, Jessie Irvin Newbern, and husband, Francis Malcolm Lanier. She is survived by her four children, Lavaughn Newbern (Ednell), Linda Smith (W.R. ÔBud'), Jerry Newbern (Martha), and Brenda Sanders (Ed); five grandchildren, Len Newbern, Brad Newber, Monica Smith, Ryan Smith and Phillip Newbern; seven great-grandchildren, Jack Newbern, Hamp Newbern, Rae Newbern, Karis Smith, Rachel Smith, Matthew Newbern and Jessie Newbern; and one great-greatgrandchild: Ashley Newbern. Visitation will be held at Daniels Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 5:00 7:00 pm and graveside funeral services will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, FL32055, 1-800-759-6357, www.havenhospice.org. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1126 Ohio Avenue North, Live Oak, FL32064 is in charge of all arrangements.Please sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituariesDorothy Jean Kirby April 26,1944December 23,2009Dorothy Jean Kirby, age 65, of O'Brien, FL passed away Dec. 23, 2009 at her home in O'Brien, FL. She is survived by two sons, Malcolm Kirby, Douglas Osborn, three daughters, Sharon Thomas, Joyce Matthews, Heather Hernandez, twelve grandchildren & nine great grandchildren. As per his wishes, finalization was by cremation. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. of Live Oak (386-364-5115) was in charge of all arrangements.Death notice Staff ALive Oak man led police on a highspeed chase before he was apprehended early Monday, according to a report from the Live Oak Police Department. Joseph Danby Lewis, 26, of 12654 US 129 was arrested on charges of driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license (habitual) and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude police, jail records show. While traveling east on E. Duval Street at about 1:30 a.m., Lewis passed a vehicle in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed, running it off the road, according to LOPD officer Thomas Faller. As Faller attempted to stop Lewis's black 2003 Chevrolet pickup, Lewis reportedly fled east on CR 136 then turned onto a dirt road and stopped. Faller pulled in behind him. When Faller exited his vehicle and started walking toward the truck, Lewis spun the truck around and accelerated toward Faller, according to an LOPD press release. Faller then got back to his car and pulled off the road to avoid being hit by Lewis's truck. Lewis again fled east on CR 136, at speeds reaching more than 100 mph, the press release said. The pursuit continued into Columbia County along CR 417 and US 90. Once in Columbia County Lewis turned south on CR 252Aand continued west on CR 252, the press release said. Lewis was finally stopped when his tires were punctured by spike strips deployed by the Florida Highway Patrol. No one was hurt in the pursuit. Lewis was booked at the Columbia County Jail and transferred to Suwannee County Jail to await arraignment. LOPD was assisted in the pursuit by Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. High-speed chase ends in arrestPlease sign the online guestbook. Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com and click on obituaries

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 13ANorth Florida 330-2904Hear For Less205 Houston Ave. NW Live OakHearing AidsBuy One Get One at50%off536096-F 563945-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) 647-4210 Classes starting January 21stTABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment Q: What's the difference between a direct and indirect dental restoration? A: Both are essentially fillings used to repair teeth damaged by decay or injury. A direct restoration is a filling put into a cavity cleaned and prepared by your dentist. The work is done in one visit. Direct restorations include the traditional silver-colored dental amalgam, glass ionomers, resin ionomers and some composite resin fillings. Indirect restorati ons are more complicated and generally required at least two visits. Indirect restorations are manufactured at a dental labor atory based on an impression of the tooth made by your dentist during a first visit. Terms you will hear when talk is of indirect restorations are inlays, crowns, veneers, onlays and bridges. And these can be made with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics and composites. With all these options, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. One of the factors in the decision is the role of the tooth that needs repair. How much load does it bear, for instance, in chewing? Or is the work to be done more for cosmetic purposes? The best way to make the decision on direct or indirect restorations is through direct consultation with your dentist.Presented as a service to the community by 506906-FASK DR. MANTOOTH362-6556 (800) 829-6506HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S., P.A.602 Railroad Ave. Live Oak, FL DIRECT AND INDIRECT RESTORATIONS UWANNEE SNSURANCEIGENCY, INC. A 1720 OHIO AVENUE N. LIVE OAK, FL 3064-4800 Fax (386) 362-6118 www.suwanneeinsurance.comAUTO ~ HOME ~ MOBILE HOME ~ BOAT ~ RV ~ BUSINESS LIABILITY ~ PROPERTY ~ LIFE ~ HEALTH ~ MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS386-364-1000CALL US FOR YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS561906-F RE-ROOFS!RC 0067442386-497-1419Lewis Walker Roofing, Inc.!! Free Estimates !!Licensed & InsuredL W R L W R563745-F posed to. But we actually see a second full moon about every two-and-a-half years. The last one occurred in May 2007. That's not all that uncommon, in cosmic terms. So a blue moon isn't blue, and isn't even all that rare. What gives? Simple. The current meaning of the phrase, which dates from 1946, is based on a mistake, say experts. An amateur astronomer misread an almanac from 1937, it appears. The "real" meaning pertains to the number of full moons per season, not month. In any case, the current understanding of the phrase seems here to stay. (The moon will rise here Thursday at 4:36 p.m. and set at 6:19 a.m.) Background information for this article is taken from a 1999 article in Sky & Telescope magazine (http://skyandtelescope.com /observing/objects/moon/article_127_1.asp).Once in a ...Continued From Page 1A trict's director of resource management, said the new requirement will help address water needs within the District. "Water supply is a statewide issue," Dinges said. "We all must do our part to conserve." Unlike other areas of the state where irrigation schedules are set according to addresses, water users in the SRWMD will be allowed to set their own schedules as follows: Choose one day per week to water landscapes during Eastern Standard Time, which begins the first Sunday in November; choose two days per week during Daylight Savings Time, beginning the second Sunday in March. In both cases, irrigation should not occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Newly planted landscapes may be watered more frequently for 60 days following planting. "Reducing landscape irrigation and watering more efficiently helps us make the most of our resources and it reduces irrigation costs," Dinges said. Those who wish to deviate from the water conservation rule must apply for a water use permit. The requirement is part of the District's new water use permitting rules. In addition to water conservation for landscape irrigation, the new rules require anyone applying for a water use permit to implement a water conservation plan. Dinges said only new permit applicants are required to adopt a conservation plan; existing permit holders must adhere to their current permits.Continued From Page 1A will be quite noticeable." As part of the new requirements, those wishing to renew a card may do so on the Internet or by mail one time only. After that, all renewals must be made in person. Residents will still be able to update their address or obtain a replacement card online at gorenew.com.License,ID card requirements made stricter come FridayContinued From Page 1A Sponsored by Bennett's Glass Company Come out and join us for a day of fun at the Suwannee County Fair Grounds in Live Oak, On January 9, 2010. There will be a DJ playing all the best rock from the 60s till today. Plus there will be a 50/50 drawing, prizes, and food vendors. There will also be plenty of trailer parking. Pre-registration is $15 per car (before Dec. 31) Registration at the gate is $20 per car (everyone who pre-registers gets a free goodie bag) Registration is from 8:30 a.m. till 11 a.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Awards are at 4 p.m. sharp 1st and 2nd place will be awarded to each class Stock Classic Car Modified Classic Car Street Rod Classic Truck Classic Muscle Car Late Model Muscle Car Late Model Car Late Model Truck Lifted Truck LowRider, Truck (full size) LowRider Truck (mini), Import (full size) Sport Compact (domestic) Sport Compact (import), Best Paint Best Interior Best Engine Best I.C.E. Best In Show All Classic Classes are Ô80 and older, all late model classes are Ô81 and newer, all unspecified classes are all years. For more info: go to http://myspace.com/sfxsho w or call Harvey Bennett at (386) 688-7376SFX Benefit Car ShowRegistration Form Name: Phone#: Year: Make: Model: Class: City/State Please make checks payable to SFX Church. Please mail all checks and money orders to Harvey Bennett, PO Box 335, Live Oak, Florida 32064. 66 employees, one-third are cowboys. Yes, cowboys. As Charlie explains, on horseback is still the most cost effective means to herd cattle. No GPS, no aerial ballet; just a man and his trusty steed. Lykes Brothers Ranch combines the latest technology with time honored horse skills to run one of the nation's most profitable enterprises and they see more opportunity in a carbon-reduced future. They can use their crops to make energy, store carbon and feed the world. Their Eco2Assetts subsidiary will teach other landowners how they can benefit from Cap and Trade as well. Change is coming for the American farmer. Change has always been a part of farming life. The dust bowl, mechanization, bioengineered crops and cornto-fuel Ñ all are part of the evolving, ever changing farm landscape. There are those who say carbon reduction and the dreaded Cap and Trade will be too costly to farmers. They point to higher fuel and fertilizer costs. This presumes fossil fuels, the base ingredient of gas and fertilizer will not go up in cost over the next two decades. Anyone who saw the run up in fuel costs in 2008 and the resulting economic calamity that ensued knows that betting on stable energy prices is a sure loser. From Green Circle, to Suwannee Farms, to Lykes Brothers Ranch and on big and small farms across Florida, smart farmers know change is in the air. Where some see disaster, many see opportunity. Where some see job loss, others are creating jobs and reviving time-tested sustainable practices. We can wish change would notFarming in a Cap and Trade futureContinued From Page 6A happen but the smart entrepreneurs will learn, adapt and thrive. The examples are all around us. Jay Liles is the policy consultant to the Florida Wildlife Federation, a statewide citizens conservation and education organization working for the protection, enjoyment and wise use of Florida's fish, wildlife and other natural resources. The Florida Wildlife Federation encourages the public's appreciation of Florida's environment through sustainable, resource-based outdoor recreation. side of the vehicle struck a large oak tree. The car overturned and Brakenwagen, whom FHPsaid was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Brandy Brakenwagen, the wife of Steven, was filled with emotion Monday. "It doesn't seem real," she said. "It's like he's going to come home and walk through the door at any moment." Steven was well-liked in the community and ran a business out of his home called Steve's Electronics, Brandy said. He often would fix computer software problems in homes throughout Suwannee County and neighboring areas. Brittany Warder, 19, Steven's oldest daughter, said "it was quite a shock" to hear the news of her father's passing. "He raised me. He taught me a lot about cooking and painting interiors, and about the structure of buildings." Brittany said she spoke with her 10year-old sister Sarah, who seems to be doing OK. "I think because she's young that she is taking it better than the rest of the family," Brittany said. Steven and wife Brandy were raising Sarah, Steven's daughter from a previous marriage, and their 2-year-old son Christian together. The couple were expecting an addition to their family at anytime, said Brandy, who is pregnant. "He was very brave and very smart," Brandy Brakenwagen said of her husband. "He's very much missed and loved by everybody."Christmas Eve crash takes a lifeContinued From Page 1A The Boys and Girls Club kids lifted their voices throughout the banquet hall Dec. 19. Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Suwannee County performed Christmas carols for friends and family members at the organization's Christmas banquet held Dec. 19 at John Hale Recreational Park. -Photos: 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 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 14ANorth FloridaSparky lends Santa a helping hand A big Christmas haul, ready to be handed out. Enrique Davis waits with Donna Martin to get his toys for Christmas. Photos: Jeff WatersNearly 500 children were given toys through Toys for Sparky's Kids Dec. 21 at Live Oak Fire Department. Here are some photos of the fun. Maribel Melendez (white coat) and Br yan Melendez wait with their mom Araceli Melendez for toys through T oys for Sparky' s Kids Monday . Misty Brown and her kids Zamariah Brown and Ezekiel Brown III. Misty Brown (black jacket) is all smiles as she waits her turn to pick up toys for her kids, Zamariah Brown and Ezekiel Brown III. Folks were thankful the Live Oak Fire Department was there to help. Folks lined up early Monday morning at Live Oak Fire Department to get their kids toys for Christmas. Crowds wait their turn for Christmas toys. V olunteer Anne Etcher checks bags before distributing toys Dec. 21.

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ÔTis the season. The bowl season is upon us. Every bowl now has a corporate sponsor. But in the old days it wasn't like that and bowls were much more significant. All the important bowls were played on New Year's Day and they went right through the time zones. Television had discovered you could do four bowl games on one day and not overlap. The Orange Bowl usually kicked it off followed by the Sugar and Cotton with the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl, of course, had great significance. Your female family members watched the parade. The parade would cut into one of the games. You got to the portable TVrabbit ears and all, scanning the airways for CBS or ABC as NBC usually had the parade. Bowl time was a bit simpler. Then, before you realized it, there was a Gator Bowl, a Tangerine Bowl, a Blue Bonnet Bowl and a Liberty Bowl, but to name a few. Bowl games sometimes included spectacular plays. The Suwannee DemocratATHLETE OF THE WEEK Presented by: Working for a Safer, Healthier CommunityJoin us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/suwanneecoalition Go to www.suwanneedemocrat.com for athlete's profileShannon Wood CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new Section BWednesday, December 30, 2009Suwannee DemocratSPORTS SPORTS North Florida Complete Septic Tank Services and Pump OutsLicensed & InsuredCall 386-364-54858596 US 90 E, Live Oak www.lundysseptic.com563994-FWe're #1 in the #2 Business! Submitted The Suwannee High School girls cross country season ended recently at the District 1-2Achampionship meet in Leon County. The scenic Sunnyhill Farms plantation in the rolling hills of northeast Leon County was the site for this regional championship. The top 12 teams from northwest Florida's panhandle to the Jacksonville's First Coast were present for the In just a few days racing will return to South Georgia Motorsports Park. The season will start Jan. 2. The Sober-Up 150 on the Speedway will feature seven classes running: Skeeter Cars, Wild-Ones, ThunderCars/PS, Hobbie Stock, Sportsmen, Powder Puff and Race'Um Wreck'Um. Kids will be able to sign and get their pictures taking with the SpongeBob car. Pits will open at 9 a.m., open practice will be from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Grandstands will open at 1 p.m., racing will begin at 2 p.m. The 2010 Drag Bash will be on the Dragstrip Saturday Jan. 2. Pit gates will open 9 a.m., time trials will begin at 10 a.m., elimination will start at 1 p.m. Test-N-Tune will be welcome all day, as well as Grudge Racing. Come out and enBy Debbie Rice Because of the holidays, the King's and Queen's didn't bowl so there is no bowler of the week. However we did have a lot of good bowling. Monday Morning Blues, Ray Goodman with 535, Aline Neveils with 526 and Larry Robinson with 514. Sassy Seniors, Larry Schattle with 598, Jerry hakes with 552 and Dave Tripp with 510. 9 Pin No Tap, Aline Neveils with 700, Lorrie Geiger with 697 and Jerry Hakes with 655. Wednesday Men's league, Joe Ruwe with 576, Tony Vasil with 572 and Johnny Murrah with 571. We have people tell us all the time that "I'm not a good enough bowler to bowl on a league". Not true; anyone can bowl on a league. League bowlers have averages and handicaps. Your first three games will determine your average. The total of the three games divided by three is your average. That The SHS Lady Bulldog basketball team spent a couple hours collecting a truck load of food at Winn-Dixie for Love Inc. recently. Pictured from left: Jeannette Chambers, Rictoria Merrick, Tiyrenee Riley, Hope Chambers, Executive Director of Love Inc. Winona Edwards, Lisa Kriehn, Jawannza Pipkin, Joy Baker, Tatiyanna Thomas and coach Jimmy Jackson. Courtesy photo Helping handsThunder Alley Bowler of the WeekSPORTS COMMENTARYSportaboutBy Tom DanielsSouth Georgia Motorsports ParkCecil Ga.Good times at SunnyhillsSuwannee leads the competition at a recent meet. More photos inside. Photo:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comSkeeter car Photo:Submitted The old bowl SEESPORTABOUT,PAGE4B SEETHUNDER ALLEY,PAGE3B SEEGOOD TIMES,PAGE4B SEESOUTH GEORGIA,PAGE3BRecent photos of Suwannee girls soccerPages 7-8B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2BNorth Florida 563993-F NEW HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. CLOSED WED. & SUN.Regular price$2,495Beautiful king size wood bedroom set from 20% off all Mattresses • 30% off all furniture 50% all rugs, prints, accessories, and lamps $1699!Liquidation price 500869-F St. Luke's Busy Hands for Babies will hold an after Christmas yard sale Jan. 16 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1391 SW11th Street in Live Oak, across from the Garden Club. The sale will be inside and there will be many bargains on clothing, books and lots more. Come and see our handmade gift table. The proceeds to buy material and yarn to make items for two children's hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville. RELIGION St. Lukes Busy Hands for BabiesThe 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! Recent photos of Suwannee girls soccer,Pages 7-8B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3BSPORTS North Florida Give Two Presents For The Price Of One!a gift subscription toSuwannee DemocratSuwannee DemocratP.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064Mail to: 1st Sub. $33 in county $48 out of county 2nd Sub. FREEName____________________________________ Address__________________________________ City______________State________Zip_________ Phone_______________________ Name____________________________________ Address__________________________________ City______________State________Zip_________ Phone_______________________Christmas SpecialOne Year Gift SubscriptionBuy 1 Get 1FREE!reg. price566011-F*Subscription of lesser value will be free 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 Makenzie, We love you.... Grams, Nana K, and Papa Federal-State Market News Service 605 East Main Street Bartow, FL33830 863-519-8477 This information is collected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing & Development, Bureau of Development & Information in cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture, AMS, Livestock, Meat, Grain, & Seed Division, Livestock & Grain Market News. Florida markets at a glance For the week ended December 17,2009 At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,825, compared to 10,459 last week, and 7,023 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to1.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady. FeederSteers:Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2 200-300 lbs 115.00-150.00 300-400 lbs 100.00-132.00 400-500 lbs 87.00-113.00 FeederHeifers:Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2 200-300 lbs 92.00-126.00 300-400 lbs 81.00-100.00 400-500 lbs 73.0090.00 SlaughterCows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 37.00-42.50 SlaughterBulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 48.00-58.00 joy all the racing action on the Speedway and Dragstrip. General Admission is only $10 for Adults, Kids 12 & under FREE. I75 exit 32 N. Valdosta, www.racesgmp.com or 229-896-7000 for more information. Continued From Page 1B total is subtracted from 290 pins. Then that total is multiplied by 90 percent. I know that it sounds complicated but we have people that can do the math. Long story short, if your average is 117 your handicap would be 83. That is 83 extra pins per game. The higher your average the lower your handicap. So join a league. It's lots of fun and good exercise. Continued From Page 1BThunder Alley Bowler of the WeekSouth Georgia Motorsports Park Drag car Photo:SubmittedFlorida Livestock Market Report Find us on Facebook

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAKNorth Florida Q uality healthcare and rehabilitation right here at home110 SE Lee Ave., Live Oak, FL386-364-5961 Surrey Place Care Center 536109-F 8 p.m. Every Monday & Line Dancing Tues. & Wed. Off Hwy 90 at the Columbia Suwannee County line Weekly Pool Tournaments Tattoos by Keip Sake EmporiumCall 386-758-1666 386-832-7175www.myspace.com/countylineloungeCome early to register.$5 entry fee535165-F SPORTS race. "My girls turned in another good performance and were definitely running their best in these last two races of the season," said coach Paul Buchanan. From the beginning of the season the girls were on a training plan that would have them running their fastest at the end of the season and they were right on schedule. "Although we did not finish in the top six to advance to the state championship meet, I was still proud of the team because our goal was to make it to this regional championship race," said Buchanan. "The team gained some valuable experience from this race that will build their confidence and help them next year." Bishop Kenney won the regional meet with Bolles and Episcopal following closely in second and third, respectively. "We knew our region competition was tough but we didn't realize to later how strong the teams were in our region. In a turnabout at the state championship race the Bolles girls would take first with Bishop Kenny placing second and Episcopal third," said Buchanan. "There is no doubt that we were in the toughest region in the state, the Suwannee girls can be proud that they competed against the best. Some high school sports programs could go an entire season and not face a top 10 team. In one race we competed against three of the top four teams in the state. In the majority of the races we participated, top teams were in attendance, from state runner Class 1AMcClay to Class 4AState Champion Chilies." With another great performance and time of 22:50, Camill Chambliss was Suwannee's first finisher. Suwannee's second and third runners were Lindsay Michal (24:16) and Amanda McManaway (25:17). Completing the Suwannee top five were Danyel Batton (26:25) and Amanda McClain (26:59) with good times. And running hard were Suwannee's sixth and seventh runners, Hanna Reagan (29:28) and Krissy Sardina (30:17). "My duel sport participation athletes were fatigued and injured going into this event and it hampered their race performance, however it still did not stop them from giving 100 percent effort," said Buchanan. "I am proud of their race and their entire season. For most of the girls it was their first year of running cross country and for all of them it was their first full year of running under my training. They have learned a lot about running, training, racing, competing and more. In fact some of the girls learned that they can push themselves further than they thought possible and they achieved more then they imagined when compared to the beginning of the season. Their fitness was coming around and they were all excelling toward the end of the season, the proof showed in their improving times in workouts and races. I am confident in them, and if they all continue to dedicate themselves to running and continue to train hard they will be even better next season and they will return to the regional championship meet as a stronger team. There are many good memories from this season. One thing that I will remember about this regional race, this season, and this special team occurred minutes before the start of the race. As the team huddled together I had just finished giving last words of strategy and reassurance and I turned to the team's captain and only senior, Amanda McManaway for the last word. Amanda simply and elegantly told her teammates ÔI want to thank everyone for this season.'And I thought to myself how appropriate those words, and agreed that this was a fun and successful season." Continued From Page 1BGood times at SunnyhillsThe game I remember most was the 1962 Liberty Bowl. Oregon State versus Villanova. (Yes, Villanova Continued From Page 1BSPORTS COMMENTARYSportaboutBy Tom DanielsThe old bowlhad some good teams before they dropped the program to save money in 1980. They restarted in 1985 to generate income. Howie Long and Brian Westbrook are two of its famous football alumni.) The star of the game was Terry Baker, who won the Running in a recent meet. Photos:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comHeisman Trophy that year. I think it was the first play from scrimmage. Baker ran 99 yards on the quarterback option for the only score of the game. Obviously still a record. The thing I remember most was watching the game with my brother and a bunch of his friends. Before halftime my father offered to go get cold cuts for us to eat. Someone came up with and alternate plan ... White Castle. Not Weston's, Gino's or the Golden Arches, there was no perverse looking King and we had no Colonel. After taking the order we thought it would be a good idea to call it in. Ahundred twenty-eight hamburgers, please. My Dad, a bit stunned by the number, wanted to know how much? Fifteen thirty-six, shooting $20, was the reply. Ahundred sixty-six hamburgers, some Tang and $19.92 later our hunger was momentarily satisfied ... till the next game. White Castle hamburgers were 12 cents apiece and there was no Tostitos Bowl. Actually there were no Tostitos. they arrived with the Cherry Bowl circa 1980. Paul Buchanan photos of a recent cross country meetPushing ahead.

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